Thursday, December 20, 2007

Cashman Wants To Take Hughes Off the Table

Brian Cashman is advocating for removing Hughes from any potential deal for Johan Santana. The move would effectively remove the Yankees from the running, and could quickly lead to an agreement between the Red Sox and Twins. Outside of the Johan Santana, this news could have larger implications for the Yankees front office.

It's likely a sign of a larger rift between Brian Cashman and Hank Steinbrenner. While Cashman would like to remove Hughes from trade talks, Hank Steinbrenner would much prefer to make a deal for Santana including Hughes. And Hank doesn't seem like the most agreeable guy in the world.

Before returning to the Yankees prior to the 2006 season, Cashman had to be assured that he'd have almost full control of Yankees personnel decisions. Now, two years later, the Yankees are under new ownership and Cashman seems to have lost the power in the organization that he worked so hard to secure.

Stay tuned, this could be the beginning of some very interesting developments. The Yankees have seen changes in ownership and managing in the past few months, could the General Manager be next?


Peter N said...

Ethan, it's Peter N. In a comment you left for me yesterday, you asked me if I wanted to exchange blog links with you. We already did that! I see mine here, and if you go to my rather long link list, you'll see Royal Rooters. Have a great Thursday....the blog looks and reads great!

GM-Carson said...

Bro, I'll like you to my blog, no prob.

Just link me up and let me know, then I'll return the favor.

Blog info: We Should Be GM's @

The Bottomline said...

Cool blog. I'll throw your link on The Bottomline - hook me up on your blog as well and we'll spread the word.

Rickey Henderson said...

Rickey wonders why the Mets didn't wise up and take Milledge off the table. Rickey is still rather pissy about that trade.

Christine E. said...

Hi Ethan:

Great site! I have added you to my blogroll under "Battery Mates"

Goos luck with the site..:-)

Go Sox!

The Omnipotent Q said...

Hi Ethan........thanks for checking out my blog...Let's exchange links. I'll put one up for you on my site today.

Ethan Michaels said...

Sorry about that Peter. I was making the rounds yesterday : )

Ethan Michaels said...

Hey Rickey! Five years ago when you were with Boston, I met you very briefly when you were walking out of the SkyDome in Toronto. You left with Manny, you two must have been close, lol

MetsSox said...

Nice new blog. I will definitely exchange links with you. I have already put a link to your blog on my site MetsSox.
Thanks a lot and good luck with the blog!

The Man said...

Yeah lets exchange links.. I'll put yours up now..

mine is