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Cashman may walk away from Yankees

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09:30 AM ET 01.23 | No doubt, Brian Cashman would never have dared to get involved in a public hissing match with the late Yankee Boss - the road is still littered with carcasses of those who did - but the very fact he would run the risk of annoying his son, Hal, tells me that Cashman is not very happy in his job. There are a lot of reasons for this, the least of which was being overruled by his bosses on the Rafael Soriano signing.his is why I'm beginning to think, when his contract runs out after this season, Cashman will walk away from the Yankees and try to land a job with a small-market team, with an ownership that will give him a free hand.

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January 23, 2011  10:12 AM ET

Small Market team? How's he going to build a team without having the luxury of an open wallet??

January 23, 2011  10:18 AM ET

Going to...Kansas City...Kansas City Here I Come!

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January 23, 2011  11:33 AM ET

I hope he leaves.. It'll add to the Yankees bumbling downfall coming to a stadium near you. Hal is not King George. I doubt Hal loves the team like his father did. Get out now Cash.. get out now..

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January 23, 2011  11:51 AM ET

Cashman has had alot of stroke with the Yankees, especially after his contract negotiation in 2005. He was basically overridden on two things, Arod & Soriano. That's impressive for the Yankees to give their GM this much control. Let us not forget that Ca$h is the guy who put a knife in Torre's back when the Steinbrenner's were about to show him the door. The Yankees will do just fine without Cashman if he wants to go elsewhere.

January 23, 2011  11:52 AM ET

maybe he can become Theo's assistant in Boston:)

January 23, 2011  11:57 AM ET

I don't see him going anywhere. He got his feelings for the Soriano signing off his chest and now it's time to more forward.

January 23, 2011  11:59 AM ET

I'm not saying he can't be a good GM somewhere else, but he is definitely overrated considering he's essentially had an infinite amount of money to work with in NY. Yes, he has drafted some good players, but the ratio of free agent stars to home grown stars is bigger in the Bronx than anywhere else. Let's see how he does when he actually has to work with a budget, has to focus on drafting, developing and bringing in key, undervalued pieces rather than just going out there and writing a bigger check than the other GMs can afford.

January 23, 2011  12:20 PM ET

Cashman is overrated. Any GM can throw $$ around, trades are where you earn your street cred. Stick and Bob Watson made a few great trades. Cashman, not so much.

If they replace him, I'd wish it was with a baseball guy/scout type, not a dexter with an addiction to stats.

January 23, 2011  12:34 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Going to...Kansas City...Kansas City Here I Come!

He may have already made the right amount of money over the years, savings and investments now in good shape and may now be on cruise control. Nice salary, reduced amount of headaches? Yeah maybe. They may be poised to climb out of the cellar by then. But, yeah they got some crazy little woman there he may be getting himself one.....

January 23, 2011  12:35 PM ET

If he does decide to leave or the Yankees decide to not extend his contract there won't be any shortage of candidates for the job.

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January 23, 2011  01:26 PM ET

On the other hand, if the Soriano signing turns out to be the bust I expect, perhaps the Baby Steins will wise up and realize that Cashman is not an idiot.

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January 23, 2011  02:05 PM ET

He ought to leave, or better yet, get fired. I love how Cashman and Theo, are regarded as some kind of geniuses, being successful when they have giant gobs of money to spend. The Yanks won two years ago. So what? They spent $420m on three guys, who can do that? You want to measure how good these guys are, figure out how much it costs, payroll-wise, for each win. Both of them ought to take Larry Beinfest's payroll (Marlins) for a spin some year and we'll see how good they are. Truth!

January 23, 2011  02:37 PM ET

Yankees suck! I hope they miss the playoffs in 2011 and for many years to come!

January 23, 2011  02:46 PM ET

I don't think he really cared about the Soriano signing. Just some writer stirring the pot.

January 23, 2011  02:59 PM ET
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He ought to leave, or better yet, get fired. I love how Cashman and Theo, are regarded as some kind of geniuses, being successful when they have giant gobs of money to spend. The Yanks won two years ago. So what? They spent $420m on three guys, who can do that? You want to measure how good these guys are, figure out how much it costs, payroll-wise, for each win. Both of them ought to take Larry Beinfest's payroll (Marlins) for a spin some year and we'll see how good they are. Truth!

Maybe...If history tells us anything though .... When they overpay it doesn't mean they put together the best team. Over the last era of free agency: red sox : 2 WS wins, Yankees 7 WS wins. out of about the last 32 years...
At this time of the year just about every fan has expectations for their favorite team to make the playoffs. I do agree these two teams may have the most potential to win it all, but they get knocked off plenty.
These two guys have done decent jobs over the last years but have also over spent. Especially cashman (on pitching I would say)

 
January 23, 2011  02:59 PM ET
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I love how Cashman and Theo, are regarded as some kind of geniuses, being successful when they have giant gobs of money to spend.

CMon............... How many teams besides the red sox have home grown all stars on their team............... Pedrioa, Youkilis, Lester, Papelbon, Buckholz what other team has as many homegrown allstars.......... I hate how people talk **** about how the Red Sox spend money if they didnt they wouldnt be able to compete in the AL East and obviously money doesnt buy you happiness but it helps you compete in a division of baseball. Steinbrenner family has helped destroy baseball. I am a Sox fan and I am totally for a salary cap to make the game more fair and I am sure you agree.................. but there isnt as many teams out there that have home grown allstars............

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