Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman appeared on Mike Francesa’s show earlier this afternoon where he discussed a myriad of subjects from the catching situation to the outfield situation to the Alex Rodriguez steroid and hip injury situations – Yes, they’re all situations. He also happened to mention that the Yankees did, in fact, make a significant offer to Robinson Cano but that’s all he’d say. He didn’t go into much detail about it.
Earlier this offseason, Hal Steinbrenner said the club would be willing to consider an extension with Cano who will be a free agent after this season.
Cashman’s appearances on Francesa’s show are always fascinating to me and I apologize for not being as thorough as I was yesterday with Girardi’s appearance on the show. I was just mesmerized by Cashman’s body language and how it looked like he’d rather be in a torture chamber than be within two feet of Francesa. At least, that’s how it looked to me. Plus, as good as Francesa is at asking questions, he’s not very good at letting his guests answer those questions. He was frequently talking over Cashman who is not a very bombastic speaker to begin with and another thing about Francesa is he should really research some things before he brings them up.
Case in point: He began to talk about the outfield situation and mentioned Slade Heathcott. He had no idea when Heathcott was drafted or where he even came from. With the way Francesa made it seem, it was like Heathcott just appeared in the Yankees’ farm system out of thin air.
It was both hilarious and maddening at the same time.
Now, look, I don’t expect Francesa to know every single Yankee prospect. I sure don’t, yet, but you’d think he’d know about someone who was the Yankees’ number one draft pick a few years ago.
Anyway, it’s good to know the Yankees made an offer to Cano though with Scott Boras as his agent, anything can happen and that scares me, a lot.