(Courtesy of Ron Antonelli/NY Daily News)
(Originally published at IIATMS/TYA)
Cash had a lot to say to the media yesterday. Unsurprisingly, the bulk of it was about injuries. While the news on A-Rod and Michael Pineda was both positive, it was what Cash said about Mark Teixeira that stood out. When asked about Kevin Long's statement over the weekend that Teix hadn't seemed right since coming off the DL, Cash pulled off the impressive feat of going both on the defensive and the offensive, saying that Long had never said anything like that in any internal discussions and calling it "alarming" that Long would then say that to reporters. When pressed further to comment on whether he was angry with Long, Cash summed up his feelings with this statement:
“I think some people are better with the microphone than others.”
Boom, roasted! I don't care if you like Cash or not, that's a good line. What I do care about is the fact that it's another example of Cash publicly airing out his people, something that's never been a part of his playbook and has come as a bit of a surprise to me this season.