New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman was asked a question yesterday that he never should have answered. During a luncheon sponsored by New York’s WFAN Radio yesterday, Cashman was asked whether or not Derek Jeter would finish his new Yankees contract in the outfield.
He replied in the affirmative.
Here, he answers a question about a freshly-signed integral part of their franchise and delivers an answer that isn’t going to help anything. Jeter signed a three-year, $51 million deal with a fourth-year option. When the press conference was held in December, Jeter used the word ‘angry’ to describe the tone of his talks with the Yankees in working towards the new contract, but said he would put any bad feelings behind him.
So, if Jeter is willing to do that, why would Cashman even address a question like this? He knows the market his team is in and he is more than aware of the popularity of his long-tenured shortstop. This was careless and borderline classless and that’s putting it lightly. View full article »