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Raul Ibanez is a big, hairy monster

Oct 19, 2012, 2:00 PM EDT

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Yankees GM Brian Cashman had some, well, interesting quotes after the Yankees got swept out of the ALCS on Thursday. Here’s one of them:

Raul Ibanez didn’t hit in last year’s postseason for Philadelphia; he hit in this postseason for us in a massive way. Why did we gravitate to him? He’s left-handed, he’s got power, he’s selective — big, hairy monster. He was great. I think people were happy with that decision. If you have a philosophy you believe in, that’s been tested, I have no problem with people asking about it — clearly trying to challenge it, trying to dissect it and tear it apart — but I am not going to turn myself into, as Joe (Girardi) used earlier in the year, the Bronx Bunters because all of a sudden we didn’t hit for this week in October. That’s not our DNA. That’s not what makes us successful and that’s certainly not what’s getting us in the postseason every year but one year since I got here.

The implication is that Cashman will be looking more big, hairy monsters as he retools his lineup this winter. Fortunately, scouting them just got a whole lot easier.

  1. mfortuna45 - Oct 19, 2012 at 2:04 PM

    Yankees fans should feel fortunate that their GM is as steadfast in his beliefs as Cashman is.

  2. yankeesgameday - Oct 19, 2012 at 2:16 PM

    Big hairy LEFT HANDED monsters only need apply.

  3. Francisco (FC) - Oct 19, 2012 at 2:28 PM

    Since the man is bald I’m going to skip over the obvious question of exactly where did Cashman see all the hair he is talking about.

    • indaburg - Oct 19, 2012 at 3:50 PM

      This must be it:

  4. melsh13 - Oct 19, 2012 at 2:29 PM

    Sadly, for Cashman, most big, hairy monsters opt to play football in their youth, so there just aren’t many choosing to play baseball.

  5. 13arod - Oct 19, 2012 at 2:38 PM

    he should play anothet year if he played good this year then he should be back for another year

  6. rockthered1286 - Oct 19, 2012 at 2:50 PM

    Yanks beat O’s in 7 in the ALDS- Yanks stories 24/7

    Yanks get swept by Tigers in ALCS- Yanks stories 24/7

    So…there’s that.

    • dondada10 - Oct 19, 2012 at 3:21 PM

      Any ALDS that goes 7 is major news.

    • djpostl - Oct 19, 2012 at 3:35 PM

      Such utter fail….

    • sportsdrenched - Oct 19, 2012 at 4:10 PM

      *that awkward moment when you know some poor soul is about the get hammered in an internet forum*

    • protius - Oct 21, 2012 at 12:54 AM

      There’s what? Do you have a point?

  7. husky2score - Oct 19, 2012 at 3:15 PM

    Big hairy monster? Raul Ibanez looks like Voldemort!!!

    • seahawks19081 - Oct 19, 2012 at 4:17 PM

      What the Helen of Troy is a Voldemort?

      • mazblast - Oct 19, 2012 at 10:35 PM

        Bad guy in the Harry Potter series. According to Democrats, a stereotypical Republican.

  8. pisano - Oct 19, 2012 at 5:24 PM

    Ibanez was the only hitter they had, those other a*sholes didn’t even show up, a total makeover should be in the making.

  9. weaselpuppy - Oct 19, 2012 at 7:29 PM

    Oscar Gamble waits by the phone…..

    • pisano - Oct 19, 2012 at 7:50 PM

      weasel.. he’d be an improvement over these strikeout artist.

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