A Day After Brian Cashman Criticized Giancarlo Stanton's Injury Problems, Giancarlo's Agent Comes Out And Pretty Much Warns Every Upcoming Free Agent About Signing With The Yankees

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In case this hasn't been made clear from any Yankee blog I've written, Brian Cashman is very much an idiot. In an unexpected turn of events, he's decided to attack this offseason with a fuck you mentality. Unfortunately it's not the "fuck you we're getting everyone" strategy. It's the "take all criticism and tell everyone they're wrong" plan. I summed up his insane press conference last week. It was SOMETHING.

Well Cash is still going! Yesterday he gave some quotes to the Daily News about Giancarlo Stanton. 

Full quote for context

We try to limit the time he’s down,” Cashman said. “But I’m not gonna tell you he’s gonna play every game next year because he’s not. He’s going to wind up getting hurt again more likely than not because it seems to be part of his game. But I know that when he’s right and healthy – other than this past year – the guy’s a great hitter and has been for a long time.”

Let's make one thing clear, nothing Cashman said there was incorrect. He said the quiet, bad part that everyone has thought over the last few years. Sure he's been a good postseason hitter as a Yankee and says all the right things to the media, but since 2018 Giancarlo Stanton's body has failed him year after year. This past year was a disaster for Stanton. Even when he was on the field he had to hold himself back from going full speed in hopes to preserve his health. 

With four years left on his deal this is a bad situation. I totally understand Cashman being frustrated, but there is NOTHING to gain from saying that stuff out loud to the media. That's something a blogger or a WFAN radio host says. Not the fucking GM of the team. 

Today Stanton's agent Joel Wolfe responded. 


Fun fact, Joel Wolfe is the same agent as prized free agent pitcher Yoshinobu Yamamoto! Hell yeah. No way the "both foreign and domestic" part of that jab had any connection to his client's upcoming sweepstakes. I'm sure he's telling his clients all great things about the Yankees. 

Now do I actually think these quotes hurt the Yankees' chances at Yamamoto? At the end of the day if the Yankees offer the most money, odds are they get him. The Yankees have had their battles with Scott Boras in the past and they still landed Cole a few years ago. Still, just why say it? 

There's part of me that wants to believe Cashman's endgame here is to get Stanton so pissed off that he waives his no trade clause and asks out of New York. That would be great, but saying getting hurt is part of your own player's game diminishes any little value they have left, no? You'd have to hold a GM and his family at gun point to get them to give up anything of value or take on any significant cash in that sort of trade. There is no positive that comes from those Cashman's quotes besides Brian feeling good about himself that he got that off his chest. He wanted to be combative and nothing else with those words. Mission accomplished Brian, you arrogant, useless loser. It's pretty much impossible he still has a job running this team. It almost seems like he's trying to get himself fired, but we all know that will never happen. This my friends, is hell.