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Hal wants Cash to return

Posted on: September 23, 2008 11:10 am

In another indication that the loudmouth brother doesn't have as much say as some like to believe, Hal Steinbrenner has come out in print for lame duck GM Brian Cashman. Question is, after all Hank's shots across his bow this season, does Cash still want the Yankees?


Cashman would not talk specifics about his thoughts. He had been set to leave after the 2005 season. However, George Steinbrenner asked him to return with full autonomy, and Cashman agreed, partly out of loyalty to Steinbrenner. Now George is less involved because of his age and health, and his sons Hal and Hank run the show.

People familiar with Cashman's thinking believe he is very torn about whether to stay or to go. One large part of his decision will be what is best for his family, including his wife, Mary, and their two children, ages 9 and 5. Although his wife is from the Northeast, it is believed she is open to moving.

Regardless of the outcome, Hal Steinbrenner -- who has a close working relationship with Cashman -- stressed that there will be no bad blood.

"He knows there will be no hard feelings," Steinbrenner said. "A decision like that, there's a lot of factors. Any of us that have kids know the family's a big part of the decisions that have to be made."

Cashman's contract expires Oct. 31. Hank Steinbrenner recently mentioned the possibility of establishing an advisory board, but Hal, who is more involved on a daily basis, talked down that possibility. Hal said having advisers is important, but that he doesn't envision making the GM some figurehead role.

"We all think Brian's done a good job," Hal Steinbrenner said


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Since: Jul 17, 2008
Posted on: September 25, 2008 5:12 pm

Hal wants Cash to return

Thanks for the compliment tmcyankeefan. I think there are a lot of Sox fans that think like me but some won't admit it. If any Sox fan that says 2004 wasn't any more special because the Yankees were involved is a liar. Just like you guys would say in 2003, especially if you had taken down the Marlins. Certainly like you could say in '78 (damn that opened an old wound). Some Sox fans will say that 2004 would be just as special anyway because of the 86 years and I'll say that's bs and I would think most of RSN would agree with me. Because it was the Yankees, the 3-0 comeback, and the 86 years was what made that special. My best friend is a Yankee fan and this year just hasn't been as fun. Damn those Rays. Just kidding Rays fans, you guys have a great team. Just make sure you start buying a lot of season tickets and get that fan base to where it should be so you can hold on to all those studs you have. I have a new proposal. How about if  baseball next year plays two divisions. Yankees, Sox, Rays in one division and everyone else in the other. Three AL East teams get automatic berths and the next best compete in an NCAA final four but with a best of seven series? To anyone that thinks I'm serious read my past blogs and you'll realize I'm just kidding about the last statement. What we really need is what I have with my buddy the Yankee fan and that's good old fashioned razzing (not malicious mind you, know the difference). That's what being a sports fanatic is all about.

Since: Jan 5, 2007
Posted on: September 25, 2008 3:42 pm

Hal wants Cash to return

I'm a Red Sox fan but it's better when the Yanks and Sox are both in it. It's a whole lot more fun.

That is the best thing I have heard any Red Sox fan ever say in my entire life. 

Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: September 24, 2008 5:16 pm

Hal wants Cash to return

I  also hope Cashman returns. The only other voice they have that they should listen to Gene Michael's . The franchise has more questions to answer this off season than they have had in a long time. I know some want to see him go, especially as he did not pull the trigger on the potential Santana deal last off season. You can't yet judge that.

Who plays center next year?
Who plays first as well as right?
Is Joba in the pen or the rotation?
Who are the secondary free agents to pursue if they don't get C.C. and or Texeria?
Does Pettite and or Mussina come back?

This is going to be a very busy as well as important off season.

Lets Go Yankees

Since: Jan 5, 2007
Posted on: September 24, 2008 1:50 pm

Hal wants Cash to return

Look the Yankees have got to keep this man here and that is the bottom line.  He is very good as a GM one of the Top 5 in MLB!  If he does stay I believe that the Yankees are in a better position to deal with some of the BIG name free agents that are available this off season.  The advisory board idea is horrible.  Look at the Denver Nuggets and their 3 headed-monster of a Gm advisory board is not what any team needs.  If he goes then so be it.  I would look at the GM from the Rays to be talked to if he does go. 

Since: Jul 17, 2008
Posted on: September 23, 2008 1:50 pm

Hal wants Cash to return

I think Casman deserves to stay but I also believe he needs to be allowed free reign because the new regime has 1981 written all over it. I think it would be a big mistake if they went and signed a bunch of big name free agents esp. C.C., Sheets, and Burnett. C.C. is going to eat himself right out of baseball if he doesn't start doing something about his fitness, Sheets can't stay healthy, and A.J. doesn't have the mental league needed to perform in the Bronx. If they choose to go in this direction they'll regret those copntract6s just like Giambi, Damon, Pavano, and even A-Rod. Do you really think if they could do it all over again they would have re-signed A-Rod? I seriously doubt it. The money could have went toward more pitching this offseason whether through trades or free agents. I'm a Red Sox fan but it's better when the Yanks and Sox are both in it. It's a whole lot more fun.

Since: Aug 10, 2006
Posted on: September 23, 2008 1:00 pm

Hal wants Cash to return

Supposedly, both the Nationals and the Mariners have a lot of interest. It must be appealing to him to think about doing his job without reporters and one of the owners bashing everything he does.

I hope he stays, but I honestly don't have a good feeling.

Since: Dec 20, 2006
Posted on: September 23, 2008 12:43 pm

Hal wants Cash to return

Good piece, Nasty. I'm sure that there's a lot of water under the bridge that none of us knows about. Maybe without the Boss hanging over him, Cashman could stay. Apparently his working relationship with Hal is quite good, and he's got the confidence of the ownership. On the other hand, he'd probably get a lot less aggravation someplace else. But then again, he's a fixture in NY ... and NY and Boston are what real, competitive MLB is all about. If you love pro baseball and playing most years in October, you want to be the biggest fish in the biggest pond. He's got that with the NYY.

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