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Friday, November 15, 2019

DAVIDOFF: Yankees facing a new Clint Frazier trade value reality

WFAN callers hardest hit.

In 69 major league games, Frazier, the top return piece in the trade that sent lefty reliever Andrew Miller from The Bronx to Cleveland, slashed .267/.317./489, slamming 12 home runs in 225 at-bats. He indeed played a critical role prior to the All-Star break, with several regular players on the injured list, yet he also did regress defensively and greatly upset both teammates and bosses by not making himself available to the media after a June 2 loss to the Red Sox in which he played terribly on defense and then refusing to apologize two days later for his lack of accountability. Following his demotion to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in June, he repeatedly expressed his unhappiness on social media with the Yankees’ decision.

Frazier’s personality issues, while detrimental, didn’t deter those surveyed as much as his problems with the glove. Regarding the former issue, “He might just need to get out of New York,” a second high-ranking official from a second non-pinstriped team said. However, the same official added, “There are questions about his defense. Can he be an everyday outfielder?

“He couldn’t be the centerpiece of a big deal,” the executive concluded. “But he could be a significant piece in a lesser deal.”

Stormy JE Posted: November 15, 2019 at 01:58 PM | 18 comment(s)
  Beats: brian cashman, clint frazier, overrated, yankees

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

How Brian Cashman has survived the most volatile job in sports

NEW YORK – Back in July 1987, a teenaged member of the New York Yankees support staff happened to be in the room when Woody Woodward received a call from George Steinbrenner.

About two weeks earlier, Woodward, the Yankees general manager, had carried out The Boss’ order to trade Joe Niekro, the 42-year-old knuckleballer who had just finished his second season as a Yankee. And now, as a starter for the Minnesota Twins, Niekro had baffled the Yankees for seven innings. The Yankees wound up winning the game, but the Boss was fuming.

From the speakerphone on Woodward’s desk, the voice of Steinbrenner blared out loud and clear: “Now, Woody, this is what you’re going to do. You’re going to go down to the clubhouse and you’re going to take full responsibility for this move. You’re going to make sure the press knows I had nothing to do with this.”

All Woodward could say was, “Yes, sir. Yes, sir. Yes, sir.”

There is a cynical answer I could give to this, but I suspect it wouldn’t be popular here…..


 

 

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