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Quote of the Day: Brian Cashman isn’t excited about the corner infielder market

Mar 6, 2013, 8:09 PM EDT

Amid the news that Mark Teixeira will miss 8-10 weeks with a strained tendon in his right wrist, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman acknowledged late this afternoon that the alternatives in the corner infield market aren’t particularly strong. And he did so in an interesting way.

That’s a pretty sick burn, especially for folks like Aubrey Huff and Carlos Lee, who are still looking for jobs. Hey, at least Cashman can blame the pain medication from his broken fibula/ankle earlier this week.

  1. indaburg - Mar 6, 2013 at 8:17 PM

    Harsh, but true.

  2. Kevin Gillman - Mar 6, 2013 at 8:22 PM

    Hey, Dan Johnson is in spring training right now.

    • Kevin S. - Mar 6, 2013 at 8:27 PM

      Well if they can stay alive until Game 162, they’re set.

  3. 13arod - Mar 6, 2013 at 8:26 PM

    But what if dan johndon gets hurt just sign carlos lee

  4. sdelmonte - Mar 6, 2013 at 9:30 PM

    That is really tacky, Brian.

  5. pisano - Mar 6, 2013 at 9:30 PM

    Obviously, this is not the start the Yankees were looking for, at this rate, this could be a very long and painful season. I understand this is spring training, but the injuries to Granderson, and Tex are not short-term fixes, when you’re out 8 to 10 weeks and a possible slow start added to that, they could be panic for the Yankees. It won’t take long to find out.

  6. soobster - Mar 6, 2013 at 9:36 PM

    Go get Chase Headley and tell A.Rod not to come back.

    • cackalackyank - Mar 6, 2013 at 9:44 PM

      Problem is if the Yankees tell A-Rod not to come back they either have to pay him the full value of the contract anyway, or find a trade partner (LOL) and pay only most of his contract.

    • jwbiii - Mar 6, 2013 at 10:14 PM

      So who would you suggest they send to San Diego?

      • protius - Mar 6, 2013 at 10:20 PM

        Phil Hughes, straight up.

      • jwbiii - Mar 6, 2013 at 10:25 PM

        So you want to trade a #4 starter with one year of team control who is out with a bad back for a player who finished fifth in the MVP voting and has two years of team control. Finish this sentence: Brett Gardner and

    • pisano - Mar 6, 2013 at 10:31 PM

      We all only wish that were possible, it would solve a big problem at 3rd base.

  7. cackalackyank - Mar 6, 2013 at 9:41 PM

    Did Scott Rolen retire? Just sayin.

  8. yankschase28 - Mar 6, 2013 at 9:48 PM

    Good way of putting it.
    The way spring is going so far the yankees are gonna have their worst lineup. Ever.

    • polonelmeagrejr - Mar 7, 2013 at 6:19 AM

      not unless they bring back Horace Clark

  9. JustMeMike - Mar 6, 2013 at 11:54 PM

    How about a deal?

    Take 1B Justin Morneau off Minnesota’s hands. At $14 million per the Twins might be eager to let him go.
    Just saying… contract is expiring after this season so the Yanks won’t care about fiscal impact. Carlos Lee isn’t a bad idea. Hafner can’t play the field and if he’s hurt you won’t have the Double DH factor to deal with when Tex gets off the DL. Dan Johnson ain’t the answer. Neither is Juan Rivera..

    Cashman is likely playing the not-worried card publicly. Privately is another thing.

  10. yanks33 - Mar 7, 2013 at 12:30 AM

    Nice job letting Brandon Laird go…

  11. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Mar 7, 2013 at 12:47 AM

    didn’t they just cut Canzler for a rather unnecessary middle reliever from Seattle?

  12. Darkoestrada - Mar 7, 2013 at 10:00 AM

    Carlos lee isn’t going to do any good for anyone. The Yankees shouldn’t panic. Losing teixeira and Granderson for 4-6 weeks hurts but its hardly a season ender. They should focus on finding the best defensive 3rd baseman available. Then youkalis can play first and you have a really solid overall defense. With the speed, defense, and pitching the Yankees have, they can still compete even with the big loss in power. Maybe not having tex and grandy will be a difference of 2 or 3 wins over 6 weeks, which could be crucial in a tight division, but they will still have a chance to compete for a playoff spot when everyone is healthy. It’s just not worth giving up an asset for a big name player who will have to go back to the bench in may.

    • bigharold - Mar 7, 2013 at 6:04 PM

      Logic and reason?? Are sure you know how things work around here?

      This latest injury will likely get the Yankees off to a sluggish start but it’s hardly the end of the world. I’d much rather the Yankees started the season with Granderson, Teixeira and A-Rod in the line up but it is what it is. All the Yankees need do is avoid tanking the first month and a half then it’s game on. The Yankees might well start the second half of the season the freshest in baseball too. Regardless, the playoffs don’t start on June 1at, it’s 162 game season.

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