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Stop Making Sense

Here’s Yankee GM Brian Cashman at the Winter Meetings:

“It’s just hard to find a match — and it feels like it’s harder now than ever,” Cashman said. “You don’t see those old-school 7 to 11-player deals; you don’t see stuff like that anymore. I think people are smarter and therefore more careful. This isn’t the old seat-of-the-pants, get drunk in the lobby and write names on the napkin. People don’t conduct business that way any more.”

Banuelos and Betances aren’t the only players the Yankees have received calls on, as Cashman said he’s had offers for pretty much every player without a no-trade clause other than Robinson Cano and Curtis Granderson.

“All those guys are either future high performers or currently high performers, they’re under control and they’re cheap,” Cashman said of the group that includes Brett Gardner, Dave Robertson, Phil Hughes and Ivan Nova. “It’s, ‘Hey, take my older, expensive, over-the-hill guy for your young, better-performing guy.’ I’m like, ‘Let me think about that and get back to you.’ ”

(Mark Feinsand, N.Y. Daily News)

Not much to do but wait out the worms and see what happens.

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1 Chyll Will   ~  Dec 6, 2011 10:48 am

And from the comments regarding his remarks, one can't take for granted the community we have here. Thanks, Alex.

2 Sliced Bread   ~  Dec 6, 2011 11:34 am

Yeah, you can't just scribble "AJ Burnett for ?" on a cocktail napkin anymore.
These days you have to lavish other GMs with gift baskets, gourmet dinners, spa treatments, and monogrammed Egyptian cotton bathrobes that read "AJ Burnett for ?"

3 joejoejoe   ~  Dec 6, 2011 12:28 pm

[2] It sounds like Kenny Williams is scribbling trades on tabs of acid. How does Adam Dunn, Alex Rios and a chrome octopus for Jesus Montero, Robinson Cano and a weather balloon sound?

4 Chyll Will   ~  Dec 6, 2011 1:45 pm

[3] Check the octopus' UZR first...

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