Somewhere, buried deep within the Twitterverse, is a direct line to New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman.
As a Twitter troll, there’s nothing worse than crafting the perfect 280-character zinger only to find out the subject of your vitriol has no account to tag. New York Yankees fans have plenty of frustrations to vent, and no Brian Cashman Twitter account to bombard.
But it turns out Cashman has been there all along, hiding among us with a fake Twitter identity. Wipe your Cheeto-dust fingers on your sweatpants and get ready to dig, social media sleuths!
According to The Athletic’s Marc Carig, Cashman does indeed have a Twitter account under an alter ego:
Brian Cashman reveals he has a secret Twitter account and that he follows @eboland11.
— Marc Carig (@MarcCarig) December 12, 2018
Cashman made a critical error when he admitted to following Newsday’s Erik Boland.
Now, the Yankees beat writer is a popular man. However, it shouldn’t take long for internet detectives to comb through his 35,000 followers and identify potential Cashman disguises.
If Cashman’s burner account is unearthed before it’s deleted, he’ll be inundated with armchair GM commentary on the Bombers’ offseason. One of the main questions has to be, why haven’t the Yankees signed anyone yet?
Despite an obvious need for pitching, the organization has missed on two of the top pitchers on the market. The Washington Nationals massively outbid New York for Patrick Corbin. A few days later, Boston easily beat Cashman’s Nathan Eovaldi offer.
Both of those guys received one more year than the Yankees were willing to give. And now there are reports of further cheapness from the Bronx.
J.A. Happ wants three years. Per MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch, New York is hesitant to go past two years for the lefty:
Hearing that the Yankees are willing to go two years with J.A. Happ, but are reluctant to add a third, when he'd be 38.
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) December 11, 2018
It doesn’t stop there.
Cashman made it as clear as he has all winter: the Yankees won’t be pursuing Harper. “I’m surprised you’re still asking me” he told reporters. But reiterated he has had conversations with Machado‘a agent and will continue to
— Erik Boland (@eboland11) December 10, 2018
If you find his secret Twitter account, go easy. Remember, Cashman is still responsible for the Baby Bomber boom that has the Bronx bursting with hope.