In two separate articles this weekend, Brian Cashman talked about the Yankees' need for an ace… and the fact that he is, indeed, not Ruben Amaro:
Rosenthal asked Yankees GM Brian Cashman if he would consider trading for an ace, and Cashman replied, "I'm not Ruben Amaro," referring to the Phillies GM and his affinity for blockbuster trades.
Pitching is obviously the biggest difference, a matter not lost on Yankees general manager Brian Cashman a couple of hours before his team sent out Brian Gordon to face the Texas Rangers on Thursday afternoon in the Bronx. That's the same Brian Gordon who a week ago Saturday pitched his final game for the Phillies' triple-A Lehigh Valley franchise.
"They got Cliff Lee, I got Brian Gordon," Cashman said. "I don't think they have anything to worry about."
Heh. This is all funny because Cashman was Amaro before Amaro was Amaro.
The new Evil Empire, or Phillies "Death Star," if you will. Sorry, I had to make a Star Wars reference there.