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Quote of the Day: Brian Cashman on Joba Chamberlain

Feb 16, 2011, 1:52 PM EDT

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Brian Cashman has been the lead B.S. detector when it comes to the weight of Yankees pitchers.  The other day he questioned whether CC Sabathia had lost 30 pounds.  Sabathia had actually lost 25, though, so Cashman is maybe a bit pessimistic when it comes to these things. But I’ll admit I’m having trouble reading the guy when it comes to his views of Joba Chamberlain’s alleged packing on the muscle:

“He’s heavier, we’ll just leave it at that,” Cashman said.

Told that Chamberlain said he packed on muscle, Cashman said: “He’s obviously heavier. That’s as much as I’ll say.”

Asked if he expected Chamberlain to be lighter by camp’s end, Cashman declined comment.

“He’s heavier,” Cashman said.

Stop the double talk, man? What are you saying?  Are you saying he’s heavier?

  1. spudchukar - Feb 16, 2011 at 1:59 PM

    He’s my brother.

    • motherscratcher23 - Feb 16, 2011 at 2:05 PM

      For the 3% of us that get that, I’d like to say well done.

      • cur68 - Feb 16, 2011 at 3:32 PM

        yeah, yeah, he aint heavy etc. Its obscure yes but I think I could top it. So, could he be carried by a swallow? If yes, African or European?

      • Ari Collins - Feb 16, 2011 at 3:50 PM

        I think more people might actually get the second reference.

      • Chris K - Feb 16, 2011 at 4:18 PM

        Are The Hollies that unknown? Not only that but the song was in Zoolander as well as those Message from Concerned Advertisers commercials. Gotta be more than 3%

  2. yankeesfanlen - Feb 16, 2011 at 2:16 PM

    Brian has finally become aware of the wisdom of my posts.

  3. sdelmonte - Feb 16, 2011 at 2:27 PM

    Is there something wrong with the mound’s gravity?

  4. BC - Feb 16, 2011 at 2:27 PM

    This has been one bizarre spring for Cashman. It’s like he’s TRYING to get fired…

    • yankeesfanlen - Feb 16, 2011 at 2:49 PM

      Don’t see him dragging the ’09 WS trophy behind the Buick yet.

  5. yankeesfanlen - Feb 16, 2011 at 2:47 PM

    Oh, here’s another one from Food Network: BRIAN’S TOASTED FAT TOAD.
    Great culinary treats in the Universe.

  6. Jonny 5 - Feb 16, 2011 at 2:55 PM

    Jobba was quoted as saying “Uga. Spasteelia a bunkadunka. Race a spuce adoobla.”

    • scatterbrian - Feb 16, 2011 at 3:23 PM

      Thumbs up for a Star Wars reference (though it’s low-hanging fruit). Thumbs down for using Phantom Menace.

      • Jonny 5 - Feb 16, 2011 at 4:10 PM

        It was the only saying Jabba used without sayin Han in it. My hands were tied…..

      • Jonny 5 - Feb 16, 2011 at 4:17 PM

        Plus what better episode to use after this off season for the Yanks? It wasn’t one of the best, that’s for sure.

      • scatterbrian - Feb 16, 2011 at 5:08 PM

        Hmmm, from that angle I really can’t argue with that logic.

      • scatterbrian - Feb 16, 2011 at 7:47 PM

        How about this?

        When asked about Chamberlain’s physical condition, Cashman simply said he looked like “bantha poodoo”

  7. cur68 - Feb 16, 2011 at 3:54 PM

    Cashman’s bonkers. Even Steinbrenner waited till the player was underperforming in the regular or post season before talking smack. The Yankers are going to SUCK this year. Girardi is a smart guy and can manage a ball club, but this is a crap rolling downhill scenario. That’s the second player Cashman has insulted by association. After the way the Yanker’s have handled Chamberlain as a pitcher they shouldn’t be talking smack about him. They screwed him over as a pitcher. Cashman bears some measure of the blame for that. Honestly, it’s like he’s out there trying to screw the team in some way. Weird.

  8. xmatt0926x - Feb 16, 2011 at 5:01 PM

    What the frig is up with Cashman this year? He must have been truly insulted when he was stepped over this offseason with the Tampa closer signing. Its like he’s saying F*** it, I have nothing to lose. It’s like he’s just daring the Steinbrenners to fire him.

    • yankeesfanlen - Feb 16, 2011 at 5:19 PM

      He’s just doing “New George”, a couple of ways.

      • cur68 - Feb 16, 2011 at 6:26 PM

        Well tell him to study George’s moves a bit better. Wait till the season is 1/4 under way at least. Sheesh, this is an insult a week from this guy. By the time they throw a pitch in earnest he better not be anywhere near the park. I wouldn’t want guys as big as CC and Joba mad at me.

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