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Fakin’ Jax

The intrepid Chad Jennings gives us this wonderful nugget from Brian Cashman:

“I do think that we have a pretty strong pro scouting department. Our scouts know a lot of these players individually, live near them or around them or played with them or what have you. We get pretty good information. There are certain guys currently in this free agent market who I know have no interest in playing in New York because they flat out told our personnel sometime in the summer. Now they probably wish they didn’t, but that’s good information to know.

“When we start going through our pro scouting meetings, we’ll start going through the player and (a scout will say) ‘This guy does not want to play here. He told me this in this city and he says he’d never play there, doesn’t want to play there.’ Ok, let’s move on. We don’t even cover him any further than that.”

As an example, here’s the story Cashman told:

“I won’t tell you the name, but there was a guy that was on vacation, and there happened to be a Yankee fan that we knew that was on vacation with him in Mexico,” he said. “All he did was badmouth this place, but I can’t tell you how many times he called trying to get a job here when things didn’t go well in free agency for him, and he was desperate to come here, (saying) ‘Oh, I want to be a Yankee.’

“And I wouldn’t even take the call. I was like, you’re so full of it. I even told his agent, ‘Look, tell your client, our people were right there with him drinking those pina coladas when he was badmouthing us. He doesn’t want to play here. He just wants our money.”

Jennings had a great year at the Lo-Hud, continuing the fine tradition established by Pete Abraham.

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1 Chyll Will   ~  Dec 12, 2011 10:31 am

I love the confirmation that Cash does actually take that into consideration; it certainly explains why he won't move on certain free agents that people (fans and media) deem appropriate for the Yanks to throw money at. Doesn't explain A.J.; I guess he was smart enough to not badmouth New York in public.

2 Alex Belth   ~  Dec 12, 2011 10:48 am

It also shows that most of what we write about it, bloggers, reporters, so-called analysts, is lacking because we don't generally have this kind of information.

3 thelarmis   ~  Dec 12, 2011 12:51 pm

pete abe did a great job setting up the lohud format and operation style, but chad jennings is much Much MUCH better!!! at this point, due to time constraints, lohud is the only other yankees-only blog - beside the banter - i read daily, without fail.

4 Yankee Mama   ~  Dec 12, 2011 2:47 pm

[3] Me too. Banter and Lohud does it for me.

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