Goose Gossage calls Brian Cashman a f—ing a—hole after spring training snub

Goose Gossage isn't one to mince his opinions, so when the Yankees didn't invite the Hall of Famer to spring training, he let them hear it.

Goose Gossage isn't one to mince his opinions, so when the Yankees didn't invite the Hall of Famer to spring training, he let them hear it with his usual expletive-laced rant.

Gossage was expecting an invite to Florida as a guest instructor and took aim at Yankees general manager Brian Cashman after not getting the call.

"Well, with power, is that what happens to you, you turn into a f—ing a—hole," Gossage told the New York Daily News about Cashman. "Is that it? I don't know."

Elected to the Hall as a closer in 2008, Gossage has always been a man with strong opinions and was even reportedly told by Cashman and then-Yankees manager Joe Girardi to tone it down in 2016.

Gossage, 66, told the Daily News that Cashman "doesn't believe in f—ing coaching" and that late-owner George Steinbrenner would have fired the GM "10 years ago."

"He would've been gone 10 years ago if George was still around," Gossage said. "He'd have been gone when he jumped out of that f—ing airplane. Do you think he's a good f—ing baseball guy, really?

Gossage, who spent seven of his 22 MLB years with the Yankees, said he asked Cashman last season what he had ever done to him: 'We used to get along. I used to like you. And then something changed.'

"He didn’t answer," Gossage said. "He didn’t say a word."

A known adversary to today's closers, baseball's replay system overhaul and the pace-of-place changes, Gossage was probably better off taking Cashman's stance and not saying a word about the now-seemingly broken relationship.

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