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Cashman clarifies his Jeter-to-the-outfield comments

Jan 26, 2011, 5:58 AM EDT

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Brian Cashman’s comments about Derek Jeter moving to the outfield one day caused a mini-uproar yesterday (and a fun mini-research project). Late yesterday, however,  he told Marc Carig of the Star-Ledger that people need to chill. Well, not in so many words, but that’s clearly what he meant:

Later, Cashman said he was dealing merely in hypotheticals.

“I don’t have to deal with that because it’s not something we have to deal with,” Cashman told The Star-Ledger in a telephone interview. “We’ll deal with that if he loses something and forces us to deal with that. That’s not where we’re at.”

Cashman called the exchange a “baseball conversation, not a declaration, not an announcement, nothing of that nature.”

Well, there goes my analysis of Jeter as a third baseman, second baseman, catcher, bench coach, color commentator and beer guy that I was going to write up today. Darn.

  1. kiwicricket - Jan 26, 2011 at 6:46 AM

    Hi Craig- Foreign Correspondence
    Just a quick relay about some baseball taking place in the big wide world. The Oceania Championships are currently being held in New Zealand. It’s even getting shown on television which is nice. The commentator who is a rugby/cricket guy is putting in a sterling effort. Probably the biggest story however, is Curtis Granderson and his general good-bloke persona making an appearance down-under. He’s held coaching clinics for school kids, gave insightful interviews between games, and even made the evening news playing cricket with some of the international players. (I am sure there will be something on Youtube with him wearing cricket pads and helmet if you so desire)

    Mr Granderson has made a fantastic impact on the locals, and we wish him success for this coming season- Despite him being a Yankee.

    http://baseballnz.org/

    Regards

    PS Sorry, didn’t have another avenue in contacting HBT.

  2. Jonny 5 - Jan 26, 2011 at 8:24 AM

    I think Cashman must be trying to get his butt fired. Think about it. He’ll still get paid won’t he? I don’t recall him flapping his gums like this in the past. The Jeter deal was a mess. Pettitte, mess. starting pitcher situation, catastophy. Soriano deal, he didn’t want it, got it anyway, mess. He’s dropping moderate sized bombs to the media, mess. He’s broken, he hates his bosses and the only way to get is to breach contract and not get paid, or flap his gums until he gets fired for it.

    Of course this is all wild speculation and all, and I don’t don’t stand behind these comments in any way. Wow, I sound like Cashman now don’t I?

  3. leez34 - Jan 26, 2011 at 12:24 PM

    Catcher would actually be a pretty great idea…if he could do it. At least his bat would play there.

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