Brian Cashman Is Such A Kidder

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According to widely published reports, Yankees GM Brian Cashman won’t be acquiring an established third baseman to fill in for A-Rod while he’s rehabbing his hip. No signing a free agent. No sending another team prospects in a trade. Nada.
“I’m not optimistic about doing anything,” he said. “Our answer is here in camp.”
Yeah, right. Because the Yankees never go out and get a high-profile player. Tell that to Bubba Crosby, our supposed center fielder until we ended up with Johnny Damon. Or to Enrique Wilson, our supposed third baseman until we ended up with A-Rod. Or to Nick Swisher, our supposed first baseman until we ended up with Mark Teixeira. Sure, we’ll put Cody Ransom or Angel Berroa out there on Opening Day at our brand new stadium. Hahahahahahaha.
I asked a couple of other Yankee She-Fans if they found Cashman’s remarks as hilarious as I did. Here are their reactions.
O.K., so the Yankees will cast a wide net for a guy to play third. But who will it be?
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I know, I know. I’m reaching. It’ll probably be him.
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But how will I ever be able to spell Grudzielanek whenever I do a post about him? It’s always something, isn’t it?
At least Joba pitched well tonight and so did Phil Coke, and the Baby Bombers went on an offensive tear, beating the Reds 7-1.
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30 comments

  1. Lissi

    Oh wow. Those laughing ladies were so funny. I especially liked the second one.
    I personally think the Yankees should go after Andy Marte of the Cleveland Indians. He is great! A future A-Rod! You should get in touch with Cashman and let him know of this gem the Indians will give him for free if he wants. Just kidding. There was actually a legit story about that in a Cleveland newspaper. I probably laughed like the ladies on the videos when I read it. To clarify, Marte is awful and he is just taking up space on our payroll.
    Good luck finding a third baseman. I hope losing A-Rod for a month doesn’t take you too far out of the AL East (well, not really, but I will pretend just for you.)
    Melissa
    http://clemsongirlbaseball.mlblogs.com

  2. Erin Kathleen

    I think Cashman is only saying that because there aren’t any good 3Bs out there right now. I mean Gruddy (oh, no, I’m not learning how to spell that) is pretty much the only FA still on the market. The trade market is even worse. Most teams want to hang on to their best players while they entertain delusions of contending, and at this point everyone has delusions of contending. You might be able to pry Garrett Atkins or Kevin Kouzmanoff from their respective clubs, but it would probably cost you Phil Hughes and Ian Kennedy.
    -Erin
    http://plunking-gomez.mlblogs.com

  3. latinyankeerebel

    Oh Man, David Wright… that would be something….. It’s not gonna happen, but one could dream.
    I’m at work and if those funny ladies are funny I’ll probably laugh to hard so I’ll watch them when I get home tonight.
    And I agree with Julia, maybe we should get one of the NEtherland players. or half of their team, no?

  4. Jane Heller

    Gruddy. Perfect, Erin. Now I don’t have to try and say it or spell it. You’re right about teams not wanting to part with players this early. I’m just saying that the Yankees are always full of surprises. I wouldn’t be shocked by anything at this point.

    Julia and Latinyankeerebel, good thinking on a player from the Netherlands team. Never expected them to beat the D.R. again. Talk about surprises.

    Sue, see Erin’s use of “Gruddy.” Works for me.

  5. Kaybee

    No, Erin! Not Kouz!!!!! The Yankees can’t have him!! Sorry Jane, but Kouz is my Padre and he is a Padre and he cannot leave!!!! Can you believe the support group meetings we’d have to have if Kouz got traded to the Yankees??? Oh boy, I don’t even want to think about it! Mine. You can’t have him.
    http://kaybee.mlblogs.com

  6. Jane Heller

    Paul, are you suggesting I leave Cashman alone or Gruddy? LOL.

    The Yankees don’t need your pity, Jeff. We know your Cardinals have their own problems. Hehehe.

    Uh-oh, Kaybee. Don’t start panicking. Erin was just brainstorming a little. I think.

  7. crazy19canuck

    Jane – Better leave Kouz alone…I think Kaybee’s getting a bit overprotective of her Padres! LOL!
    Canuck

  8. jessica@herraysbaseball.com

    Don’t even joke about Longo. I lost one fave this season, I don’t think I could handle losing another! Besides your guy will be back soon, and he’s about as good as they get.

  9. crazy19canuck

    Jessica – I was trying to be nice to Jane by pretending not to notice she mentioned Evan in that list…but since you brought it up…Hands off Longoria, Jane! No, really, I’m serious. He’s ours!

    Maybe Chipper would say yes! :0)
    Canuck

  10. Jane Heller

    O.K., Jessica. I won’t joke about Longo ever again. Canuck told me not to! Well, I might joke about him for some other reason, but not about him leaving the Rays.

    And don’t worry, Darion. I’ll keep my greedy hands off Chipper too.

    Tom, we wouldn’t want you to have to convene another support group for Kaybee, so I hope her Padres will remain intact. G Man is looking better and better.

    I’m sticking with G Man or Gruddy, Chris. Easier to remember. No z’s in those names. šŸ™‚

    Aaron, I believe Cody Ransom will do fine defensively over the short term. But I don’t know how long A-Rod will be out or how effective he’ll be when he comes back. And I don’t believe Ransom will knock in 100 RBIs. A-Rod’s offensive numbers will be hard to replace.

  11. letsgoyankees

    Jane,
    I am not worried about A-Rod. I trust the Yankees and they say he’ll be fine when he comes back. When, however is the key word. I’m hoping he”ll only be out three weeks, but I realize the outlier is a month and a 1/2. However, if the Yanks can’t survive that long w/o A-Rod, they don’t deserve a ring. I believe Ransome’ll be adequate. No gurantees of course, but we have a good enough lineup and pitching staff to get along w/no A-Rod for one month. When he comes back, I believe we’ll be in first or second place (by second I also mean wild card)
    Loved your prev. blog,
    -Letsgoyankees

  12. letsgoyankees

    Jane,
    I am not worried about A-Rod. I trust the Yankees and they say he’ll be fine when he comes back. When, however is the key word. I’m hoping he”ll only be out three weeks, but I realize the outlier is a month and a 1/2. However, if the Yanks can’t survive that long w/o A-Rod, they don’t deserve a ring. I believe Ransome’ll be adequate. No gurantees of course, but we have a good enough lineup and pitching staff to get along w/no A-Rod for one month. When he comes back, I believe we’ll be in first or second place (by second I also mean wild card)
    Loved your prev. blog,
    -Letsgoyankees

  13. scofid

    Hey, you’ve got to give Cash credit for trying to mask the sense of desperation! I know, the team’s not desperate, but I just can’t get my head around Ransom at third. I so wish that Eric Duncan would have developed as expected. I am a Blake DeWitt fan myself, but I am not sure what will present itself…assuming that something does. I heard someone even mention Aaron Boone. Now that’s funny. I was indifferent to the Yanks trying to re-sign Bobby Abreu, but I have to agree with Jimmy Curran that Abreu would have made up for the lineup shortcomings due to A-Rod’s absence. 20-20 hindsight! It’s amazing!

    Scott
    http://fotr.mlblogs.com

  14. robb466

    Jane, I think Cash should consider Josh Fields from the White Sox. He would be relatively cheap and he’s got some nice power potential, 23 Homers in 100 games in ’07. Of course no one can replace Arod but i think Fields offers the best power of any of the potential options out there.
    -Robb
    http://www.jerseyhardball.blogspot.com

  15. Jane Heller

    Letsgoyankees, I hope you’re right and we get off to a great start without A-Rod. My concern isn’t how long he’s out. It’s how effective he’ll be when he comes back. We have gridlock in the DH slot with Jorge and Matsui there. My guess is A-Rod will have to DH on occasion too. Will Ransom be adequate? Sure.

    King, you may be right and Cashman won’t sign anybody. Past history says otherwise though.

    Thanks, Julia. Must have been the She-Cam posts. LOL.

    I agree about Eric Duncan, Scott. Too bad he didn’t pan out. And I miss Abreu too. Jimmy advocated bringing him back, but the Yankees didn’t listen, dammit. And now the thought of losing those 100 RBIs isn’t pleasant.

    Josh Fields, Robb? I’ll have to check him out. Thanks for the intel!

  16. eshamusoconnor77@gmail.com

    Hey Jane!

    Just finished the book, in less than a day, what a fabulous read. I felt like I was on the trek with you, such a wonderful story.

    El Duque has me email, would rather not put it on an open forum like this… I have asked him for a contact for you, so I know where to send the book for an autograph!

    Great, great read.

  17. Jane Heller

    Yankee Shamus, I’m honored that you read the book, finished the book, enjoyed the book. You’re a great blogger and I’d be thrilled to sign your copy anytime.

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