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Behold: The Brian Cashman-Theo Epstein Mutual Admiration Society

Feb 1, 2012, 12:58 PM EDT

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Brian Cashman and Theo Epstein were at the same charity event on Tuesday night and they each talked about how great it is that they’re not competing head-to-head in the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry anymore. Why?  Each of them are just too awesome for the other to handle!

“I was never able to totally relax because I felt like he was always lurking,” Epstein said. “He had a great sense of the marketplace.”

You know, like when he deftly assessed the marketplace for overused setup men and gave Rafael Soriano three-years and $35 million!  What say you, Brian?

“I found the Red Sox were constantly making the right choice, not the popular choice,” Cashman said.

Right choices like Carl Crawford for seven years and $142 million!  He’s dead-on about the not-popular choices, though. For example, no one likes the John Lackey deal.

Up next: a Cubs-Yankees trade that favors Chicago that causes Red Sox fans to claim vicarious victory over New York.

  1. hansob - Feb 1, 2012 at 1:02 PM

    I was under the impression that ownership stuffed Soriano down Cashman’s throat despite his objections.

    • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Feb 1, 2012 at 1:13 PM

      It was, it just makes Craig’s narrative a lot harder if he writes the truth.

  2. cur68 - Feb 1, 2012 at 1:04 PM

    Yeesh. Are they in love or something? Cats’ll be sleeping with dogs next.

    • phukyouk - Feb 1, 2012 at 1:52 PM

      basically all the worst parts of the bible

      • cur68 - Feb 1, 2012 at 2:00 PM

        ‘youk, are you a god?

      • phukyouk - Feb 1, 2012 at 2:25 PM

        Yes your honor this man has no penis

      • cur68 - Feb 1, 2012 at 2:34 PM

        ‘youk, when someone asks you if you’re a god, you say “YES”!

      • phukyouk - Feb 1, 2012 at 2:38 PM

        there is no Dana, Only Zul

  3. spudchukar - Feb 1, 2012 at 1:04 PM

    This makes sense. Both seem to have delusional opinions about starting pitching. Keep up the love-fest as the truly great GM’s in Tampa Bay and Toronto, accept your luxury tax dollars and put younger better teams on the field.

    • Detroit Michael - Feb 1, 2012 at 1:33 PM

      You overstated your case a bit.

      Perhaps Toronto ought to win at least one playoff slot since 1993 before we claim that they put better teams on the field than the Yankees or the Red Sox.

      • screename529 - Feb 1, 2012 at 1:46 PM

        Not to mention The Almighty Alex Anthopoulos seems to have quite a large blind spot when it comes to assessing relievers.

  4. Detroit Michael - Feb 1, 2012 at 1:31 PM

    Next, you’ll be telling us that Tom Brady and Derek Jeter admire each other. No wait, that already happened!

    In other news regarding today’s meme, Aaron Gleeman thinks that Craig Calcaterra is the cat’s meow but Craig regards Aaron as the king of the hill.

  5. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Feb 1, 2012 at 1:34 PM

    You are right Craig. Those two suck. Just look at their teams!

  6. stex52 - Feb 1, 2012 at 1:41 PM

    Just a lot of chin music at a charity event for gosh sakes! Why would they trash each other? Now that they are in different leagues they will probably make good trade partners. Besides, I imagine there is a lot of mutual respect. I doubt it ever gets personal for those guys like it does for the fans. It’s a job, and a tough one, too.

  7. isucubbie23 - Feb 1, 2012 at 1:49 PM

    Up next: a Cubs-Yankees trade that favors Chicago that causes Red Sox fans to claim vicarious victory over New York.

    So you mean like the Yankees signing Jim Hendry?? Rumor has it, this move also counts as the Theo compensation for the Red Sox.

  8. bloodysock - Feb 1, 2012 at 2:12 PM

    Where is the link to the underwear pic in this love fest post?

  9. jetshorty - Feb 1, 2012 at 4:52 PM

    Soriano was pushed by ownership. For every bad move.Cashman has made 3 good.

  10. muckthefets23 - Feb 1, 2012 at 8:44 PM

    Cur, tell em about the Twinkie….

  11. bbk1000 - Feb 2, 2012 at 9:15 AM

    Craig, you gotta stop using the word awesome…..if you did, that would be, well, AWESOME….

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