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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."

-- David Andriesen

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Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: January 25, 2011 7:39 pm

Cashman: Jeter likely to become OF

true BUT what have you done for me lately? He is overhyped. His stats are down as well as his fielding range.

Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: January 25, 2011 7:34 pm

Cashman: Jeter likely to become OF

I agree with you, you idiot.  Maybe he should go somewhere that doesn't spend the money to keep their homegrown talent (Rivera, Jeter, Posada, Pettite...although he left for a bit, Cano, Gardner, etc)  Just let them leave through free agency and drop back to the level of the Orioles and Jays.  Do some research before you post a moronic message.

Since: Dec 27, 2007
Posted on: January 25, 2011 7:28 pm

Cashman: Jeter likely to become OF

Boy,  the Yankees ATM has spent the off-season losing out on Lee, getting usurped over Soriano and making a fool of himself dressing as an elf and climbing a building. Now he's talking about Jeter playing CF? What a schmuck.

Since: Dec 15, 2009
Posted on: January 25, 2011 6:48 pm

Cashman: Jeter likely to become OF

pettite and hughes and nova.......that 3 out of 5

Since: Dec 9, 2008
Posted on: January 25, 2011 6:30 pm

Cashman: Jeter likely to become OF

Probably wasn't the smartest thing for Cashman to say this now, but I completely agree.

Since: Apr 9, 2009
Posted on: January 25, 2011 6:15 pm

Cashman: Jeter likely to become OF

he said 2 out of the 5 because no one has been named the 5th starter as of yet and blanton may be moved and kendrick may be the 5th starter...also i thought victorino was acquired from a rule 5 draft

Since: Jan 17, 2007
Posted on: January 25, 2011 6:10 pm

Jeter overhyped??

I don't think you can even half assed say Jeter is overhyped when he will probably retire with close to 4000 hits, who won 4 gold gloves was all star and World Series MVP, .314 lifetime avg with no steroids, will have close if not more than 400 SB in his career along with close to 600 doubles.  It's safe to say he's one of the best in the game, you don't have to overhype someone whose stats back it up, not too mention all the intangibles including being Mr. Clutch and a postseason avg of .309.

Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: January 25, 2011 6:01 pm

Cashman: Jeter likely to become OF

Cashman apparently is an attention starved, undeservedly entitled, respect craving media addict, that isn't ashamed to espouse his flippant opinions without a second of thought. The irony is that he also wants to be recognized as "being a guy that makes smart moves, not just the Yankees Director of Spending"...

If nothing else, Cashman is good entertainment, equally proficient in either comedy, or tragedy. 

Unfortunately, Cashman continues to show his stark weakness in regard to assessment of players, and his inabilty to allow people to assume he's a fool, instead of opening his mouth and proving it. That might be a skill he wants to bone up on, if he wants to continue working as a MLB GM, especially if he wants ( or needs) to venture out in MLB without the Steinbrenner checkbook, sometime in the future.

Since: Jan 2, 2008
Posted on: January 25, 2011 5:50 pm

Cashman: Jeter likely to become OF

Dear Concrete Charly:
How'd you figure 2 of 5 SP's? Halladay (TOR), Cliff Lee (CLEVE), Oswalt (HOU) Blanton (OAK) and Hamels from Philadelphia. 
ABNER Doubledays

Since: Sep 6, 2006
Posted on: January 25, 2011 4:48 pm

Cashman: Jeter likely to become OF

By the way, I agree that the Phillies do buy a lot of our talent too....just saying, your argument does not paint the entire picture.  Of your starters, you have Jeter, Cano, and your catcher (whether Posado or the prospect are back there) and Brett Gardiner.  That is 4 of 9 (including your DH) (remember, we are 4 of 8, or 5 of 9 if you consider the platoon);

At starting pitcher you have 2 of 5, just like us (assuming Iran Nova is your 5th)

At relief pitcher you have 3 of 5, so slightly better than us.

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