Cashman on the Off-Season

Born in Southwestern Ohio and currently residing on the Chesapeake Bay, Brien is a former editor-in-chief of IIATMS who now spends most of his time sitting on his deck watching his tomatoes ripen and consuming far more MLB Network programming than is safe for one's health or sanity.

About Brien Jackson

Born in Southwestern Ohio and currently residing on the Chesapeake Bay, Brien is a former editor-in-chief of IIATMS who now spends most of his time sitting on his deck watching his tomatoes ripen and consuming far more MLB Network programming than is safe for one's health or sanity.

20 thoughts on “Cashman on the Off-Season

  1. I think Andy returns if Cliff Lee signs. No one believes in Burnett right now..Jose Molina back to catch the head case anyone? We need another pitcher just to offset the awfulness of Burnett if we get Lee..maybe trade for Grienke or King Felix? That would leave us with Burnett as our number 5 starter. I think Hughes isn't ready to be a starter, I know he had 18 wins but the team scored an average of 8 runs a game when he pitched! Sounds like Chien Ming Wang to me. Make Hughes you 7th inning guy, wood your 8th and the 9th Mo. Shortens the game especially since in the post season..the starters struggled to make it to the 5th inning except for game 3 and 5.
    Beyond pitching we need a catcher. Bring up Montero or find a catcher…Cervelli isn't offensive at all..he had no home runs for the whole year…I can't even remember a Yankee catcher having no home runs! Plus when he came up to the plate, he seemed like an automatic out. We need an outfielder maybe Werth or Crawford…I would rather both. Werth would help our bench situation and Crawford would be a much better lead off hitter, speed is key in disrupting games.Remember Andrus? We need a better lefty than Boone Logan and I think Mosely would be a good idea as a long relief pitcher..he won game 1 doing just that! We need a lot more than pitching. I hope Cashman can see that. Hope his only move isn't trading. I hope he'll be doing both to get us back to the World Series. And build a dynasty not one hit wonders!

  2. I like the addition of Werth Crawford may be getting a lil old, more than anything jesus needs to be moved up. Snag Lee and I'll be pretty satisfied, i believe in Mosley too. Not ready to move phil out of the starting line up though. He might have a better yr. Joba is done though. Cervelli had like one good month and that was about it wasn't it?

  3. Cliff Lee will not be going to New York. With new ownership the Rangers can afford him and will go after him. New York obviously can afford him and will not be outspent. The wildcard is Lee's wife. They live in Arkansas and the flight is only 1 hour or a 4 hour drive. They have never been able to go to a game so easy until he got traded to the Rangers. She love's it and he wants to contend every year. The Rangers are loaded in the minors and have an extremely talented core of players. They will contend and he will head their rotation. His main priority is a no trade which everyone will offer him. The Yankees are old. Jeter has no range and Arod looks slow. Mariano is not as good and not even under contract. Mar my words, Cliff Lee will be in Texas next year and many years to come.

  4. We already have a solid team. If things rolled our way in the ALCS, you may be looking at the 28 time champion Yankees.

    I think we should sign Lee, I know the potential long term consequences of doing so, but he is such a great pitcher we'd be stupid not to in my mind.

    I don't know what to do about our catching situation. Posada is getting old, he clearly isn't a good defensive catcher anymore, but he is pretty solid offensively. Everyone talks about Montero in our farm, but I don't think he's ready to catch, could be wrong though.

  5. I think you have to give Montero a shot. He is a heck of a stick and can he seriously be worse than Posada or Cervelli in the defense department?