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07:34 AM ET 01.03 | At least for now, Brett Gardner appears to be staying put. Since the Yankees signed Jacoby Ellsbury and Carlos Beltran, at least a half-dozen teams -- from the Phillies to the Tigers -- have taken a run at [Gardner], knowing he's a free agent at the end of next season. But Brian Cashman won't move him until and unless he has to for starting pitching. Cashman loves Gardner's toughness and likens it to that of Dustin Pedroia, thinks Gardner is very similar to Ellsbury only a year or two behind in skill development, and thinks the defense and the offensive speed will play big in Yankee Stadium. ... "Brett is one of the toughest players in the game, an incredible competitor," says Cashman. "We feel very strongly about him and his role as a leader and catalyst."

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January 3, 2014  08:34 AM ET

wow cashman is truly delusional

Cashman loves Gardner's toughness and likens it to that of Dustin Pedroia, thinks Gardner is very similar to Ellsbury only a year or two behind in skill development

he is no pedrioa
and he's already THIRTY- how much more 'developing' do you do after 30?

that being said-
I certainly get that gardner has value (because of his contract) and I do like him as a player (minus all the injuries)....but cash needs to ease on down the road

January 3, 2014  08:35 AM ET

"Cashman loves Gardner's toughness and likens it to that of Dustin Pedroia, thinks Gardner is very similar to Ellsbury only a year or two behind in skill development,"

meant to quote that ^^

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January 3, 2014  09:21 AM ET

Brett Gardner is a team leader, eh? Has anyone told Brett this?

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January 3, 2014  09:54 AM ET

"Brett is one of the toughest players in the game, an incredible competitor,"

He will not be saying this about Ellsbury.

January 3, 2014  09:54 AM ET

Gardner will be moved by spring training for a starting pitcher, unless the Yankees get Tanaka.

January 3, 2014  09:57 AM ET

Gardner and ML'ers to Cincy for Bailey and Phillips

January 3, 2014  10:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

wow cashman is truly delusionalCashman loves Gardner's toughness and likens it to that of Dustin Pedroia, thinks Gardner is very similar to Ellsbury only a year or two behind in skill developmenthe is no pedrioaand he's already THIRTY- how much more 'developing' do you do after 30?that being said-I certainly get that gardner has value (because of his contract) and I do like him as a player (minus all the injuries)....but cash needs to ease on down the road

Gardner is actually just a bit older than Ells...agreed that he's probably not going to get much better. I like him when he's actually able to stay on the field, at least he's not quite as injury prone as Ells.

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January 3, 2014  10:09 AM ET
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"Brett is one of the toughest players in the game, an incredible competitor," He will not be saying this about Ellsbury.

When Ells was 13, the tribal elders sent him out with just a baseball bat to prove he could survive in the world on his own for a month.
Jacoby lived in a dumpster behind a Quik Stop and bravely whopped old ladies over the head to earn cash for his sustenance. He also learned to harvest things from those who indulged too much in firewater and fell asleep in the parking lot.
When Ells triumphantly returned home wearing a DEERE ball cap and $5 plastic sunglasses while sipping on a 128oz slushie, the elders proclaimed that he was a MAN.

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January 3, 2014  10:16 AM ET
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Vincent, I am your twin brother, Julius!

Babs Bush said that Dubya refers to Slick Willie as his "brother from another mother" because Clinton is such good pals with HW...my brain slammed violently into my skull completely of its own accord.

January 3, 2014  10:23 AM ET

In fairness, they'd better hang on to Gardner for the 50 games a year that Ellsbury will be out.

January 3, 2014  10:26 AM ET

Weather report from Central New England.

It sucks.

Back to you, Jim!

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January 3, 2014  10:51 AM ET
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Weather report from Central New England.It sucks.Back to you, Jim!

Got a bit of a dusting last night - only a couple of inches of snow....

January 3, 2014  10:52 AM ET

Looks like a slow day

 
January 3, 2014  10:54 AM ET

For those of you in the prayer mindset - my wife's mother is in the hospital with congestive heart failure and the catheterization this morning did not go well. She's got worse blockages than they thought. Dr's are evaluating their next steps.

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