Let’s start with the headline:
With Brian Cashman’s headline-filled offseason is Yankees GM trying to orchestrate a Bronx goodbye?
And into the nuts and bolts:
And there are people in baseball who wonder if Cashman has begun moving toward the door, if he really does want to go somewhere else and show the whole world that he is more a general manager than a money manager, that he doesn’t need to spend $200 million a year to build winning baseball teams.
“...there are people in baseball…” ARRRGH. “There are people in baseball” is among the most commonly used crutches to hide behind a flimsy source who just wants to rant over a beverage. Just stop it, already. Please, I am begging you.
Lupica goes on to compare Cashman’s off-season to George Costanza’s attempt to get fired by George Steinbrenner during an episode of “Seinfeld.” I had to stop myself from quoting any more since trying to FJM another of Lupica’s facepalms is not in my schedule today. Read it yourself, or not. Your call. Or just bang your forehead into the corner of your desk and you’ve accomplished the same outcome.
I’m not sure how to make this stop. It’s so silly, childish. If Cashman is truly trying to “pull a Costanza”, then kudos to him. Me, I don’t think that’s even in the ballpark.
Viva Le Cashman!