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Hope Springs Eternal

Posted By Alex Belth On February 9, 2006 @ 5:15 am In Bronx Banter | Comments Disabled

Yankee general manager Brian Cashman [1] was in the heart of Washington Heights yesterday and he told reporters [2] that he’ll keep Roger Clemens on his radar this spring, though it’s unlikely that the future Hall of Famer will return to New York. However, as Bob Klapisch [3] notes:

It made for good conversation on a chilly February afternoon. Cashman seemed at peace with the Yankees’ pitching staff – he still professes faith in Carl Pavano – and in the bench, where Andy Phillips won a landslide victory over Mike Piazza during an internal poll of the organization’s scouts. The Yankees might be hard-pressed to win 95 games again, especially with the on-paper surge of the Blue Jays, but on balance, it was a good winter for Cashman.

Now he was enjoying the dividend, sitting down to a dish named after him. It’s La Nueva Caridad’s specialty, dedicating special meals to the restaurant’s special guests. Virtually every Spanish-speaking player who visits New York eventually heads uptown for lunch, and now Cashman was officially part of the Dominican Hall of Fame.

Ben Kabak [4] considers the pros and cons of the Andy Pettitte coming back to the Bronx as well. Want some more wishful thinking? How about this report on Ramiro Mendoza [5]. Hey, you’ve got to love pre-season optimism [6], right?


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URLs in this post:

[1] Brian Cashman: http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/09/sports/baseball/09cashman.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

[2] reporters: http://www.newsday.com/sports/baseball/yankees/ny-spyanks094618972feb09,0,411740.story?coll=ny-yankees-print

[3] Bob Klapisch: http://www.northjersey.com/page.php?qstr=eXJpcnk3ZjczN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXkyNjgmZmdiZWw3Zjd2cWVlRUV5eTY4NzY3OTImeXJpcnk3ZjcxN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXk2

[4] Ben Kabak: http://talkingbaseball.wordpress.com/2006/02/07/lusting-for-clemens-pettitte-brings-back-old-yankee-memories/

[5] Ramiro Mendoza: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/story/389830p-330732c.html

[6] pre-season optimism: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/story/389831p-330733c.html

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