Here’s our man Ted Berg talking Yanks-Sox with Mark Normanin:
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They really will do whatever it takes to win in this epic rivalry.
New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman admitted Thursday that he feigned interest in Carl Crawford last offseason to drive up the price for the Boston Red Sox to sign the free agent.
"I actually had dinner with the agent to pretend that we were actually involved and drive the price up," Cashman said. "The outfield wasn't an area of need, but everybody kept writing Crawford, Crawford, Crawford, Crawford. And I was like, 'I feel like we've got Carl Crawford in Brett Gardner, except he costs more than $100 million less, with less experience.' "
Luv me some Cashmoney!
Another reason not to believe anything anyone ever says. But then again, we already knew that.
i hope they get this game in tonite. no room left for more makeups...
lohud has the lineup and i'd LOVE to post it here - coz it's a good one - but i certainly don't wanna confuse (or piss off) anyone! ; )
 yeah, there's been a lotta smack talk since we "clenched"...
- robbie "i'm mvp"
- coltrane "i hate the red sox"
- ca$hmoney "see "
"Cashman had dinner with Crawford’s agents on Tuesday, which was a bluff and was probably designed to get the Red Sox to inflate their offer to the leftfielder. The Yankees never made an offer to Crawford, and Cashman conceded that the Yankees weren’t interested in signing him. The Red Sox made an offer to Mariano Rivera, who the Yankees then signed quickly, and they also made a seven-year offer to Lee. Cashman might have been returning the favor by feigning interest in Crawford."
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Today (Game 1)
RHP Brandon McCarthy (6-4, 2.79)
RHP Kevin Gausman (7-7, 3.83)
1:05 p.m., YES Network and MLB Network
Today (Game 2)
TBA (Bryan Mitchell seems like the best bet)
RHP Bud Norris (12-8, 3.92)
7:05 p.m., YES Network and MLB Network
RHP Shane Greene (4-3, 3.57)
RHP Miguel Gonzalez (9-7, 3.22)
1:05 p.m., FOX
RHP Hiroki Kuroda (10-9, 3.91)
RHP Chris Tillman (12-5, 3.36)
8:05 p.m., ESPN
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