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Cashman: Jeter likely to become OF

Posted on: January 25, 2011 10:38 am
Edited on: January 25, 2011 1:52 pm
Derek Jeter
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman attended a breakfast Tuesday morning sponsored by a New York radio station, and espnW contributor Amanda Rykoff relayed some of his comments via Twitter.

* Cashman would be "surprised" if Derek Jeter plays shortstop for the four-year duration of his contract, predicting Jeter will move to the outfield. But ... but ... Jeter is the best shortstop in the league! Gold Glove voters said so!

* Asked who was the better team right now, the Yankees or Red Sox, he answered, "Red Sox. But we have a better bullpen." OK, points for candor there, as that probably won't play well in the Bronx.

* No chance of Joba Chamberlain returning to the rotation, because he "hasn't been the same" since the 2008 shoulder injury he suffered in Texas.

* A.J. Burnett "knows he has a problem and he's doing all he can to fix it."

* "We're one starter away from being a World Series contender."

UPDATE: After the Jeter thing predictably caught fire online, Cashman backtracked a bit in a conversation  with the Star-Ledger, saying it was just a hypothetical and not anything that has been discussed as being imminent.

"We'll deal with that if he loses something and forces us to deal with that. That's not where we're at," he said, adding that the casual exchange at a fan breakfast was a "baseball conversation, not a declaration, not an announcement, nothing of that nature."

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Since: Nov 3, 2010
Posted on: January 26, 2011 10:51 pm

Cashman: Jeter likely to become OF

No.   Victorino was a rule 5 draft pick of the phillies.  Werth was wanted by no one else and Gillick signed him for league min.

Since: Nov 3, 2010
Posted on: January 26, 2011 8:39 pm

Cashman: Jeter likely to become OF

Cashman is saying what no other GM would say if put in the same position.  He knows Jeter is overpaid when he steps on the field in March for spring training.  He also distanced himself with Soriano numbers.  Give him credit for being stand-up and speaking his mind.  Not an ounce of GM-speak, coach-speak, I-want-to-please-Hal-speak.  Refreshing.

Since: Oct 7, 2009
Posted on: January 26, 2011 7:02 pm

Cashman: Jeter likely to become OF

   Chamberlain, Burnett, Mitre.....the Yankee rotation is severely flawed. They NEED Pettite in the rotation, need to FINALLY quit babysitting Joba, need to find out just what is the problem with the erratic Burnett. They NEED to find another solid number 3 starter - certainly a lefty if they can't sign up Pettite for another year.

Since: Feb 29, 2008
Posted on: January 26, 2011 6:55 pm

Cashman: Jeter likely to become OF

  • Shane Victorino
  • #8
  • Center Field
  • Weight: 190 Bats: S Throws: R Born: Nov 30, 1980 - Wailuku, HI College: None
    Draft: 1999 - 6th round by the Los Angeles Dodgers

  • Jayson Werth
  • #28
  • Right Field/Center Field
  •   Height: 6-5  Weight: 218 \ Bats: R Throws: R Born: May 20, 1979 - Springfield, IL College: None 
  • Draft: 1997 - 1st round (22nd pick) by the Baltimore Orioles

    So did they just decide they didn't want to play there and went to the Phils??

  • Since: May 22, 2010
    Posted on: January 26, 2011 6:38 pm

    Cashman: Jeter likely to become OF

    HA! More like bench warmer...

    Since: Nov 3, 2010
    Posted on: January 26, 2011 6:07 pm

    Cashman: Jeter likely to become OF

    Once again GANGGREEN your facts and knowledge are way off.  First off Victorino WAS NEVER INVOLVED IN A TRADE!  And Werth was never involved in a trade with the Phillies.   The Phillies used their farm system to build the core of their team and used their farm system to trade for pitching.  W/O building their farm they wouldn't have made trades for Oswalt, Halladay, Lee (1st time).  My point was don't list (trade) when thats not what happened w those players.

    Since: Aug 21, 2006
    Posted on: January 26, 2011 4:29 pm

    Cashman: Jeter likely to become OF

    Why the hell would the Yankees move Jeter to center? He's aging and center field is a position for players with speed.

    Since: Feb 19, 2007
    Posted on: January 26, 2011 1:02 pm

    Cashman: Jeter likely to become OF

    Cashman: Jeter likely to become OF DH

    Since: Jan 25, 2010
    Posted on: January 26, 2011 12:09 pm

    Cashman: Jeter likely to become OF

    You are so so wrong.  Not Jeter's decision.  HOF players never want to leave or change voluntarily.  Think Ripken.  He was told -"time to move Rip" and he became 3rd baseman.  Extended carreer, increased infield capability.  Need new SS regardless.  Don't move Jeter to outfield.  Also not Cashman decsion but Girardi with Cashman support.  SHould be done behind doors and Jeter show he is doing it voluntarily. 

    Since: Feb 29, 2008
    Posted on: January 26, 2011 9:01 am

    Cashman: Jeter likely to become OF

    C'mon bro you know that guys rant was an absolute joke with so much misinformation it was disgusting,I'm not talking poorly on the Phils they do it they way you have to do it unless you'd like to be the Pirates and please get your facts straight.
    Victorino drafted by Dodgers 6th round rule 5 given back to Dodgers twice and went back to Phils for 2nd time then traded for a late round pick that was eventually given back in another trade so if you want to twist it around sure he's yours that wasn't my point
    Werth drated by O's 1st round same type of situation Gillick knew him from early days blah blah blah again not my point.
    My point was you cannot build a team thru the draft it's baseball too many swings and misses literally ,the Phils are a shining example of how you do it thru trades, FA's and farm and they've balanced it well shit when they went in 93 were any of those players from  their farm ??? Kruk,Dalton,Williams,Schilling,Jackson,Dykstra,Mulholland etc etc none were real Phils if you'd like to build thru the draft good luck and enjoy the next 40 years of misery 

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