Cashman: We passed on Crawford

Yankees general manager says Red Sox are 'the hunted, and we are the hunters'

Originally Published: March 4, 2011
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

TAMPA, Fla. -- As Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona recalls it, he was sitting in the Orlando airport on his way home from the winter meetings in December, having a bite at an Au Bon Pain (his mangled pronunciation can't be duplicated here) when New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman sat down beside him.

That was the first time, Francona said, that he heard Cashman -- fresh off Boston's trade for Adrian Gonzalez and free-agent signing of Carl Crawford -- declare the Red Sox as ...

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