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Q&A with Brian Cashman

Cashman is committed to building from within

PinstripesPlus.com caught up with Yankee General Manager Brian Cashman at Instructs to talk about the current state of the farm system, what he believes is the reality of the system versus the public perception, if Tyler Clippard was asked for in trade discussions this year and if so, why did they hold on to him, where he thinks Phil Hughes will start in 2007, and much, much more.

PinstripesPlus.com: Tell us in your mind the public perception of the Yankee farm system versus the reality? Brian Cashman: Well I think we've changed the perception. A year ago a lot of people talked a lot of smack about our system, that it wasn't that good, and I acknowledged that it wasn't as good as some others, but we have a lot of players, especially down low [in the lower levels...

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