Dogs and cats frolic in the open field; Liberals and conservatives who co-exist in harmony; the Yankees doing a trade settlement with the Mets. All of these things seem highly unlikely, but with regard to the latter, Director-General Brian Cashman said his lines of communication are very (very) open, even with a long-time rival.
"When the Best Business Transactions Happened To a rival, that's not a problem for me," Cashman said before the Yankees took over the Red Sox for the AL East Supremacy on Friday, adding that he was already with Omar Minaya, a member the three-headed Hydra, who is in contact up the general manager role of the Mets. "For me it does not make any sense if a match makes sense whom [it’s] I do not like." "When I was in a bad place [in 201
Cashman continued on Friday that his main priority is to start with the pitch, and that the Yankees do not do this improvement before the close of trading, it will be because they could not agree with another team.
All this means that when Cashman rings Minaya, it is because Jacob deGrom or Noah Syndergaard is in his crosshairs.
Nevertheless, there are obstacles. Although the Mets have officially referred to themselves as sellers, it is still unclear whether (1) the Yankees are willing to give up enough of what the Mets want to do with deGrom or Syndergaard and (2) the Mets are ready by franchise -Curls to fly to an intracity rival, knowing that fan-blowback could be uncomfortable, to say the least.
Last year, the teams had almost come to an agreement – one that Neil Walker would have sent to the Bronx – but trade came to a standstill at the last moment, possibly further fraudulent relations.
However, this was with Sandy Alderson, who is no longer responsible for the Mets after he was forced to resign because of a recurrence of his cancer. Now Cashman has to do with Minaya – someone, he said, he has a "relationship" with – and also with John Ricco, who worked for the Yankees, and J.P. Ricciardi, whom Cashman knows well as well.
"I've done several deals with the New York Mets, you know, if you look at my story," he said, hinting at moving David Justice for Robin Ventura, gaining Mike Stanton for Felix Heredia and prospects for Armando Benitez