Yankees: Making sense of Brian Cashman’s ‘Death Star’ comment

LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 05: Plox's Star Wars Death Star Levitating Bluetooth Speaker is displayed at CES 2017 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center on January 5, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The USD 179, five-watt speaker rotates above a magnetic base providing 360 degrees of sound and five hours of continuous playback on Bluetooth. CES, the world's largest annual consumer technology trade show, runs through January 8 and features 3,800 exhibitors showing off their latest products and services to more than 165,000 attendees. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 05: Plox's Star Wars Death Star Levitating Bluetooth Speaker is displayed at CES 2017 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center on January 5, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The USD 179, five-watt speaker rotates above a magnetic base providing 360 degrees of sound and five hours of continuous playback on Bluetooth. CES, the world's largest annual consumer technology trade show, runs through January 8 and features 3,800 exhibitors showing off their latest products and services to more than 165,000 attendees. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) /
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Not only is Brian Cashman the general manager of the Yankees, but he’s also cemented his spot as the organization’s No. 1 slam poetry artist with his latest round of artisanal verbiage.

Perhaps in an effort to embrace the dark side, Yankees GM Brian Cashman expounded a little Star Wars rhetoric on Wednesday when he told MLB.com that his club is “a fully operational Death Star.”

"“If something doesn’t make sense today, it doesn’t mean it won’t make sense tomorrow,” Cashman said. “All I can keep telling you is, you know where my current focuses are, but at the same time we’re a fully operational Death Star.”"

As for a bit of context to Cash’s comment, obviously, the Yanks have been referred to as the Evil Empire for quite some time. However, according to Pete Caldera of NorthJersey.com, Cashman expounded, saying his club is progressive and open-minded; ready to “pivot” at a moment’s notice.

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PIVOT! (Ross from ‘Friends’ voice) from what you ask? How about Cashman’s earlier comments that his organization was not interested in the services of left-handed slugger Bryce Harper.

Before Cash’s proclamation, Harper’s super-agent, Scott Boras, made it known that he wasn’t aware the Yanks are out on Harper, although no formal discussions for the 2015 NL MVP have taken place. Boras then referenced how the Bombers swooped in at the eleventh hour for Mark Teixeira in the winter of 2008 — so naturally, things can change overnight.

"“When the nurse walks in the room with the thermometer, the issue is not what the thermometer says that day,” Boras said. “The issue is what’s the health of the patient when they’re ready to leave the hospital.”"

I believe this is something Rocky Balboa once said. However, Boras logically concluded:

"“The Yankees are very adept. They’re smart,” Boras said. “If they’re going to do something, I think they will earnestly tell you."

Following the news that J.A. Happ will return to the Bronx on a two-year, $34 million deal with a vesting option for a third season, one would believe Cashman will now turn his attention to securing one or two relievers to solidify the bullpen further.

Next. Yankees have met with reps for Adam Ottavino. dark

Perhaps then, if the time is right, and a mutually beneficial number of years and money can be agreed upon, might we see Kylo Ren… I mean, Bryce Harper, come to the Death Star.