I just left a meeting with Cashman. I marched into his office and wrote this on his marker board:
36-39 = $195 million
He gave me a puzzled look. "What's that all about, chief?", he asked. (I hate it when he calls me "chief", btw.)
So I sez, "Well, it's not some kinda 'new math', if that's what you're wondering...and stop calling me 'chief'!" I said, "That, Mr. Senior VP & General Manager, is an equation that simply won't work. It's our record on one side and the inflated payroll you negotiated on the other."
Can you believe that?! I'm paying $195 million for a 36-39 record?! I'm gonna call a team meeting here in a bit and see if I can't shake some sense into this team.