Thursday, February 22, 2018

Empire GM Brian Cashman: 'We Haven't Caught Red Sox'

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He is nothing if not the master of the understatement. Pinstripe Poser GM Brian Cashman has made the biggest splashes in the off-season pond—and yet he refuses to say his team has passed Boston. Said Cashman, "They are the American League East champs so we are not on equal footing. We were a wild card. They are the American League East champs and we are not. We are not on equal footing until we take it away from them." Did he mention that the Red Sox were the 2017 American League East Champs? Oh, yeah, I guess he did. Of course, this is just the hardball version of not wanting to put a hex on your chances by being too bold, but it is a bit much—don't you think?