A few interesting points about the Yankees: it appears that utility man extraordinaie Jerry Hairston Jr. will be going to the Padres. It also appears that he will make more than the $2 million the Yankees were willing to spend. When asked about losing Jerry Hairston Jr. Cashman did not look up from his handheld Tetris game.
"I was going to call his agent a week ago, but I started a game of Tetris instead and I haven't stopped since. It comes in the shower with me and everything. I've never gotten this far."
When asked about his strategy this off season Cashman responded:
"I have a few strategies that I put into practice. Mainly I like to stack the blocks until I get a straight line piece and knock down 4 rows at a time. I also like using the "T" blocks to fill in holes wherever they are."
When we specified that we were asking about his baseball strategy, Cashman explained:
"Baseball isn't all there is to life. There's also Tetris."
Has there been as slow a hot stove season in recent memory? Half the time we talked about the moves we made, then the other half we talked about next years hot stove season, and the worst part is, were still a month away from pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training. When the Yankees sign a $2 million left fielder that will generate some buzz, but at this point, I'm just looking forward to the season opener.