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Yanks' Cashman faked interest in Crawford

Posted on: September 23, 2011 12:10 pm
Edited on: September 23, 2011 1:19 pm
 
Brian CashmanBy C. Trent Rosecrans

Not only did Brian Cashman get an iPad for pretending to want Carl Crawford, he also got the Red Sox to (in retrospect) overpay.

Speaking to ESPNNewYork.com, the Yankees general manager admitted he didn't really have any interest in the left fielder, instead, he just wanted his rivals to have to shell out more money. In the end, Crawford signed a seven-year, $142 million contract with the Red Sox.

"I actually had dinner with the agent to pretend that we were actually involved and drive the price up," Cashman told ESPNNewYork.com. "The outfield wasn't an area of need, but everybody kept writing Crawford, Crawford, Crawford, Crawford. And I was like, 'I feel like we've got Carl Crawford in Brett Gardner, except he costs more than $100 million less, with less experience."

For the $14 million that Crawford is making in 2011, he's hit .259/.295/.410 with 11 home runs, 55 RBI, 18 stolen bases and scored 63 runs. Gardner, two years younger than Crawford, made $530,000 this season and is arbitration-eligible after the season. He's hit .261/.347/.374 with seven home runs, 36 RBI, 46 stolen bases and 83 runs scored. He's also the better defensive player, so it's obvious Cashman made the right choice -- at least for this season.

Cashman said the team's pursuit of Cliff Lee, on the other hand, was very much real. Cashman also said he was ready to send catching prospect Jesus Montero to Seattle to get Lee at midseason.

"You take all the players traded when Lee went to Cleveland to Philly, Philly to Seattle, and Seattle to Texas, and Montero would've been by far the best player moved in any of those deals," Cashman told the website.

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Since: Nov 27, 2006
Posted on: September 23, 2011 7:40 pm
 

Yanks' Cashman faked interest in Crawford

Oscar Meyer described Cashman's statement perfectly. B-O-L-O-G-N-A!


1977 yankees
Since: Sep 18, 2011
Posted on: September 23, 2011 7:37 pm
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Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: September 23, 2011 7:30 pm
 

Yanks' Cashman faked interest in Crawford

Cashman is a prize tool.Look at me i'm so clever,bet we would never of heard this if Crawford had a great year.Howabout all that money you've paid for Pedro Feliciano,Brian.Imagine signing a guy who may never even pitch again,how clever do ya look after that one?
I hope the Sox get to play the Yanks in the AL Championship series and Crawford kills em,now that would be funny?  


1977 yankees
Since: Sep 18, 2011
Posted on: September 23, 2011 7:21 pm
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Since: Apr 11, 2009
Posted on: September 23, 2011 7:20 pm
 

Yanks' Cashman faked interest in Crawford

This is such BS the yankess are the worst franchise n sports and cashman is a joke


1977 yankees
Since: Sep 18, 2011
Posted on: September 23, 2011 7:13 pm
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Since: Oct 8, 2006
Posted on: September 23, 2011 7:08 pm
 

Yanks' Cashman faked interest in Crawford

Id believe this if he said it right after he signed, after Crawford had a so so year is suspicious. I would love to see him as a GM for a team when he isnt allowd to have 200million plus to spend. To me the Yankees dont have a GM , they have a checkwriter. This is a guy who gave AROD 33 million per year throguh 2017 when he had no other competion. Arod has not played more then 138 games since 2007 and this year he may not play 100 . If you want to look at a contract and judge payment vs production i would  start there.



1977 yankees
Since: Sep 18, 2011
Posted on: September 23, 2011 7:06 pm
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Since: Oct 17, 2008
Posted on: September 23, 2011 7:00 pm
 

Yanks' Cashman faked interest in Crawford

Yeah, that's not really true either.  And calling your rival team 'the SUKS' really makes you sound intelligent and educated.



Since: Oct 19, 2007
Posted on: September 23, 2011 6:53 pm
 

Yanks' Cashman faked interest in Crawford

 This is the difference between the Yankees and the Red Sox. The Red Sox spend so much time worrying about the Yankees they forget everything else.

And vise versa.... Why would Cashman be so worried about Carl Crawford and going to the Red Sox if he didn't think about them at all.  This "move" of his clearly states he "worries" about the Red Sox.


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