Can someone get Brian Cashman a dictionary?

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.

15 thoughts on “Can someone get Brian Cashman a dictionary?

  1. No he reall can't. Just like I technically can dick slap a nypd officer… but I really can't. Just like the Yankees could have out of the angels for fat Albert and used him off the bench, but really couldn't. The Yankee offered lee more money for less time, so we aren't paying a 38 year old 27 million dollars. If its mike trout available if we take on the wells contract that's something else because it will actually our team better. But the Yankees brass rightfully doesn't want while building leverage for future departing players and incoming free agents. We want to remove the stigma of the Yankees will pay anything, since more deals like the arod one is just bad business.

  2. ok – "won't" as opposed to "can't."

    Or – maybe Hal and Hank have just had the opposite of a brain fart; just because they HAD to have Lee in 2010 doesn't mean he still looks that good. After all – imagine a world where A-Rod had signed the same contract, but for some other team. (OK – you'll have to work hard on that.) Now – that team all of a sudden comes to their senses and wants to move Alex, freeing themselves from an albatross of a contract. Maybe you disagree – but I don't see the boys rushing out to sign the 2012 A-Rod at the old price. Kinda the same thing with Lee – he's having a rough patch, and all of a sudden, in view of the new CBA, he's also overpaid.

    PLEASE, Steinbrenners – do not succumb, do NOT pickup Mr. Lee's contract. Please.

  3. Hey, come on guys, the Steinbrenner's are just maximizing profits! As a Yankee fan, I just want the team to be as profitable as possible. I applaud the austerity, even if it means the team on the field will not be quite as good. I just can't bear the thought of the Steinbrenner boys spending some of their hard earned fortune on any players who make above-market rates. Let's remember what really matters, Yankee profits, and the Steinbrenners' bank account.

    – Every Knicks fan who supported James Dolan's decision to let Jeremy Lin walk

    Sorry, inappropriate cross-sport rant?

  4. This article is so off-base.

    You act as if Cashman/The Yankees are being disingenuous, but he acknowledges the magical $189 million number in the very same article. It's not a secret and it's not being hidden.

    Regardless of the new CBA, the Yankees have a payroll budget. Cashman has referenced it often in the past. Certainly the new CBA has cemented the budget, but it's not a new concept. Even if you chose to ignore the 2014 ramifications, adding Lee to THIS YEAR's budget may not be allowable.

    The whole parsing of the word "could" just sounds like a 13 year-old arguing with his parents. If someone invited me to tomorrow's game, I would say "I can't", because I have to work. Of course, technically I COULD take a last minute day off, or just quit my job entirely.