Thursday, June 28, 2007

Talkin' Financials with Cashman

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.

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