Not that there was any doubt that Cash would sign a new contract, but it’s nice to have stability in the front office. It just is.
I read the highlights from his conference call with the media and it was all pretty standard stuff, although two things did stand out for me.
“I don’t anticipate a bat being a need at all,” he said.
Sure, the Yankees have a loaded lineup. But that loaded lineup not only went cold in the postseason, it’s got guys like Tex and Swisher who are streaky, plus A-Rod will be coming off an injury-riddled, sub-par season. And there won’t be Posada. Are we relying on Montero as DH? Don’t we need a bench if Chavez and Jones aren’t back? Contrary to what our GM said, I would like a bat. Or two.
“I would not look at A.J. as a reliever,” he said. “If he’s with us, without a doubt he’s in the rotation.”
If he’s with us? Was Cashman implying that AJ might be traded? Sort of a weird comment.