Brian Cashman is doing his best George Costanza impression, and is trying to get fired by the Yankees

January 28th, 2011

A Facebook friend made that comment,and I couldn’t stop laughing. This NY Times piece seems to support it.

Update: Just like in Seinfeld, Steinbrenner wants his confused consigliere to remain.

The general manager has a year left on his contract and has had some well-publicized clashes with team brass and even captain Derek Jeter. But Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner still says he “absolutely” wants Cashman to return.

And Cashman scoffed at suggestions that he is doing things to shorten his stay in the Bronx.

“Am I trying to get fired? Absolutely not,” Cashman said.

“What have I done that’s so explosive? What have I done that’s so controversial? I did nothing improper or wrong or controversial or explosive.”

Steinbrenner offered his support.

“I think Brian does a great job,” he said, according to the New York Post. “We need to sit and talk, but now is not the time for that.”

Update: Even more squabbling from the Yankees front office:

Yankees president Randy Levine has fired back at Texas Rangers owner Chuck Greenberg, calling him “delusional.”

The message was direct: Mind your business and keep your team off “welfare.”

Levine made his comments in response to Greenberg opining that the Rangers kept the chase for Cliff Lee going long enough for the Phillies to sneak in and take Lee from the clutches of New York to the National League.

“I think Chuck is delusional,” Levine told “He has been running the Rangers for a few minutes and seems to believe he’s mastered what everyone else is thinking. I think he should let Cliff Lee speak for himself. I’ll be impressed when he demonstrates he can keep the Rangers off welfare. What I mean is make them not be a revenue-sharing recipient for three years in a row, without taking financing from baseball or advance money from television networks. Then I’ll be impressed.”