Monday, November 26, 2012
IS NO YANKEE NEWS GOOD NEWS?
Notice how Yankee fans get overly happy when we hear anything at all. Hiroki Kuroda gets signed to a 1 year deal last week and it was the biggest news since the Boone home run. We hang on every word and every nugget just so we can say, "Hey, we did something." It's tough, especially when we read a lot more about what the Red Sox are doing, having meetings and such and us Yankees are not. That's right, the Red Sox have chatted it up with Mike Napoli (Read HERE) and then had a meeting with Nick Swisher. That's right, OUR NICK SWISHER. Read about that HERE.
Andy Pettitte. Waiting for Mariano Rivera. Waiting. You know what that does? It wastes time and it ticks off Yankee fans.
Actually, let me back up, I highly doubt that Brian Cashman is just sitting next to a phone waiting for Andy Pettitte to call. He's better than that.
Giancarlo Stanton was brilliant, but let's just say it's partially a waste of time too. I mean, I don't see the Marlins moving Stanton out of Miami, no matter how angry he is, but when it comes to Brian Cashman and his shell game with other clubs, he's pretty talented and makes things happen. My point is, you never know.
Jason Giambi are long gone. I remember even back then with Giambi, it was all over the news that the Yanks would go hard for him and they signed him quick. A match made in heaven and then the wheels fell off and we didn't win a thing with him. Who knows, maybe we've finally learned about big contracts and veteran guys. Oh, who am I kidding?
Tex and CC Sabathia. Big contracts. Veteran guys. No, this is bigger, and it's smarter too. The Yankees just want to get under that cap and then they'll figure out what big guys they should move on after. So no, it won't happen for 2013 but I believe that when push comes to shove, the Yankees will eventually be that team that makes the big splash again...one day. For now though, it's about creative maneuvering and undiscovered talent... and maybe alittle luck too.
Stephen Drew, Jeff Keppinger... they're out there and the Yanks have inquired. Russell Martin is still around as well, but it's just a matter of dollars at this point. Cash is counting his money slowly as to not over spend. While I'm a Steinbrenner kid, I still get it.
But I need to tell you Cash... Yankeeland's getting impatient.
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