New York Yankees News: Is Brian Cashman In or Out?

chris hurstCorrespondent IFebruary 26, 2008

The New York Yankees Vice President Hank Steinbrenner, will be talking to General Manager Brian Cashman during the season. 

Cashman joined the Yankees as a 19-year-old intern in June 1986 and obtained Bob Watson’s position as general manager after the 1997 season.

 Now to Spring training...

Steinbrenner has been impressed so far by the spring training camp run by new manager Joe Girardi, who replaced Joe Torre last October.

Steinbrenner quoted: "I love what he does. I love what he's doing here, I mean I really do. He's a rare combination of things. The players like him, they respect him and they even have a little bit of fear of him. He can be intimidating. Extremely smart. Tough guy. Fiery. But they really like him, too. It's a tough thing to achieve as a leader."

The VP  will be keeping a close eye on the younger pitchers such as Joba Chamberlain, Phil Hughes, and Ian Kennedy. 

Steinbrenner did admit he will be following Santana's performance this year.

"It has nothing to do with Chamberlain, Hughes or Kennedy," Steinbrenner said. "It's just Santana is Santana. Obviously it will be hard to avoid seeing what he does."


We will see how the Yankees will perform this year. The pitching staff is getting older, and I think the Yankees should start looking for younger players just like the Red Sox have done.  If they want to get anywhere this season, I would start looking now and all throughout the season.

The fielding is strong, but may need some work.  You have Derek Jeter at shortstop, Alex Rodriguez at third, Robinson Cano at second, and Jason Giambi at first.  

They do have back up, but will they use it??? Let’s see in Spring training and in the regular season!