“We loved Robby. He’s a great player,” Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Friday. “We made an offer we were comfortable with making. It fell far short of obviously where Seattle was. So, in terms of respect, they showed a lot more respect financially than we did.”
“If the numbers are right, he had 240 million reasons why he should go to Seattle,” Cashman said poolside at the Swan and Dolphin Hotel on Tuesday. “If I was him, I would’ve done the same thing.”
Yankees president Randy Levin and general manager Brian Cashman met with Brodie Van Wagenen and Juan Perez of CAA. Cano, a five-time All-Star, did not attend.
Alex Rodriguez walked out of his grievance hearing Wednesday after arbitrator Fredric Horowitz refused to order baseball Commissioner Bud Selig to testify. He later showed up at the WFAN studios to talk to host Mike Francesa about it.
In what is now becoming the arbitration with no ending, Yankees President Randy Levine testified on Day 10 of the Alex Rodriguez appeal of his unprecedented 211-game suspension.
Randy Levine testified at Alex Rodriguez’s grievance hearing Tuesday and denied conspiring with Major League Baseball on the 211-game suspension given to the New York third baseman last summer.
Robinson Cano reportedly hasn’t budged from his asking price north of $300 million. The Yankees haven’t altered their position either: not gonna happen — at least not in the Bronx.
Yankees president Randy Levine headed to Major League Baseball’s office to testify Tuesday at Alex Rodriguez’s grievance hearing to overturn his 211-game suspension.
The 30-year-old was an All-Star in 2012, but he had a down year in 2013. The right-handed hitter batted .262 with nine home runs and 60 RBIs in 138 games.
Hispanics Across America president Fernando Mateo joined WFAN’s “Boomer & Carton” program on Thursday to put the Yankees and MLB on blast for what he calls an “injustice” against Alex Rodriguez.
“We want her fired, and we want an explanation as to why we have to be assaulted by their employees, simply because we’re peacefully trying to demonstrate and get our voices heard,” Mateo said.
Randy Levine says Bobby Valentine “should be silent and remember” after the former Mets manager claimed the Yankees were nowhere to be found following the terror attacks of September 11, 2001.
Second baseman Robinson Cano is the big fish in the looming free-agent market, and fans understandably want him back in the Bronx. So do the Yankees, though apparently not at “all costs.”
Yankees broadcaster Suzyn Waldman said of the acrimonious Yankees: “This is uncharted territory.”
“I think that’s behind us now,” Rodriguez said. “I’ve shut everything down. I want everything to be 100 percent on baseball and that’s what I want my guys to focus on.”