It had been a few weeks since we last spoke to everyone's favorite GM, Brian Cashman via satellite video phone. Since there is still a large, looming, ominous, question mark in left field, we thought it was time to call him up and hit him with our particular brand of RJG magic. The following is a transcript of what transpired:
RJG: Good morning, Bronny. How are you today?
BC: Fine until you called. Now I'd say that I'm mostly depressed.
RJG: Is that the Tetris theme I hear?
BC: No, I'm listening to the radio.
RJG: That's not the radio man, that's Tetris. I've played Tetris before, I know what the theme song sounds like, and I can see you playing Tetris on the satellite video phone. Right there, you just made a bad move.
BC: No, it's the New York Philharmonic covering the video game classics. I assure you I'm not playing Tetris.
RJG: What are you going to do about left field?
BC: Probably Gardner or something . . .
RJG: Will you pay attention?! Gardner wasn't good enough to be your regular center fielder, how is he going to be your starting left fielder when that is generally a much more offensive position than center?
BC: Well, we get above average production from center so left doesn't need a big block.
RJG: You just said you don't need a big block in left.
BC: That doesn't sound like something I would say. Maybe you're hearing things.
RJG: How about revisiting Damon? I heard he's thinking about retiring. Why couldn't you do an incentive laden contract like you did with Pettitte last year in order to stay within your "budget."
BC: Yeah, we have a budget.
RJG: You're not listening to me are you.
RJG: What about Damon!
BC: I can't talk about other team's players.
RJG: He's a free agent!
BC: Nothing in life is free.
RJG: It's not all about you Bronny.
RJG: I said, It's not all about you, Bronny!
BC: Oh, sorry.
There you have it folks. Brian Cashman remains hard at work searching for a better left field option.