Monday, October 14, 2013

Correction: Brian Cashman was not practicing perjury yesterday. He was giving the world a lesson in the art form known as Qualifiers.

In a previous post, I suggested that Brian Cashman was less than candid yesterday, when he told a radio interview that he wants Alex Rodriguez back next year at $25 million.

In fact, Cashman said exactly what he said... with qualifiers. To enhance the listening, or reading process, I have decided to print the statement in full, sizing the qualifiers as they were meant to be emphasized.

Quote:

"Ultimately, from a baseball operations standpoint, taking out all the areas of controversy, having Alex Rodriguez man third base is obviously by far the best option for the Yankees, than what the alternatives would be, in theory."

8 comments:

KD said...

This guys talents are wasted with the NYY. Cashman needs to run for public office. Hell, he's even got the perfect name!!!

John M said...

Exactly what I was saying after the last post. Duque and I must have crossed in the ether.

Cashman would be glad to have A-Rod back, as long as he wasn't A-Rod but someone who could play like A-Rod. In theory.

Now, obviously, I would love to see Cashman remain the GM of the Yankees, without the insane stalking mistress, the poor marital behavior, the jumping off buildings and incredibly bad draft choices and supervision of the farm system. In theory, there is no better man to be our GM, circumstances and judgment aside, than the man we've all come to know so well--who we would certainly respect as we once did when he was 33 and had limitless potential if only Doctor Who could erase all of the time and horrible trades, pickups and screw ups since that time. And I mean that sincerely, without qualification.

el duque said...

John M's comment set me straight and made me realize Cashman is more than just a parsing fancy.

Mr. Bobby Valentine said...

It has been a rare pleasure to observe El Duque, John M., and the malicious longtime contributors of IIHIIF grovel before this grandiose Anonymous fellow. When you trash Brian Cashman and the Steinbrenner boys for being weaklings, don't you feel at least some sting of hypocrisy?

Anonymous said...

"Ultimately, from a baseball operations standpoint, taking out all the areas of controversy, having the Yankees win the 2013 World Series is obviously by far the best option for the Yankees, than what the alternatives would be, in theory."

Of course, that's from a baseball operations standpoint and only in theory!

John M said...

Mr. Valentine, there is no hypocrisy here. Even when the Yankees win, we bemoan all of the faults and shortcomings of the team's front office.

It is our duty, nay, our right, as Yankee fans to be hypercritical at all times and distrust every and all decisions and trades, regardless of the present overall outcome. You wouldn't understand this, being Mr. Bobby Valentine.

el duque said...

Boys,

When our team spends $227 million and doesn't make the playoffs, hypocrisy is all we have left.

Tom said...

In theory and in practice, Cashman is an incompetent who is just clever enough to sound like he knows what he is doing.