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Friends, Cashman & Valentine, now foes

Yankees GM says he's not looking forward to seeing Bobby V in the Red Sox's dugout

Updated: November 30, 2011, 8:20 PM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

Brian Cashman and Bobby Valentine live less than 5 miles apart, Cashman in Darien, Conn., and Valentine, of course, in Stamford.

Over the past couple of years, since Valentine returned from managing in Japan, he and Cashman have gotten to know one another, and Cashman considers Valentine a friend.

But now, with Valentine having been hired to manage the New York Yankees' archrival, the Boston Red Sox, Cashman said, jokingly, "I have a feeling that friendship will get tested."

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