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Friday, July 4, 2008

Don't expect any major moves

Ed Price brings us quotes from Brian Cashman regarding the Yankees' intentions at the trade deadline.

"I don't try to react to anything," he said, "other than if something's right, we're going to be aggressive on it. If it's not right, we won't. In the meantime, we have talent here that's better than the way it's performing.

"So it's up to myself, my staff and my players to figure it out together and certainly not count on something from the outside to get us going. Because most of the answers are right here in front of us."

On the other hand, it seems unlikely the Yankees will be sellers at the deadline. Johnny Damon, after Thursday's loss and lengthy team meeting, intimated that players feared that possibility. "We're trying to find a way to get this team where it needs to be, which is a postseason berth," Cashman said. "That's the mindset."
Quotes like these are troubling. If Darrell Rasner and Sidney Ponson are the answers, then the Yankees should be sellers at the deadline.

However, anything can happen between now and July 31. Also, these quotes were uttered before another awful Rasner outing.

The eternal optimist in me hopes that this is just a smokescreen. If the Yankees are serious about participating in a three-team race in the AL East, then something rather large needs to be done.

2 comments:

raven said...

Don't expect any major moves, Cash?
Your hitters can't hit and I, as a fan, am so desperate that I'd love to see Bonds, Piazza, Sosa or whatever creature that can hit with runners on base in pinstripes.
And if D-Ras can't put himself back together, just let the Wanger pitch on wheelchair, please.

Andrew Fletcher said...

Totally agree, Raven.

If Cashman doesn't do anything, he'll be replaced by someone who will.

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