HERE. I understood what he was saying and what he was doing… he was being provocative as to say to the media, “Look, I don’t see a player that we could use, and so, we’re not going there.” OK… fine.
I’ve stated that life goes on in Yankeeland. We have what we have and we just need to deal
with it. Try out a few guys at first,
Juan Rivera, maybe Dan Johnson, move Kevin Youkilis over there, put Ronnier Mustelier at 3rd. Basically, we do what we need to do and try to
figure it all out. It happens all the time
with injuries with teams. Then something
weird happened. Brian Cashman became
nutty…and I say that in the most affectionate way possible.
These reports about Derrek Lee or Chipper Jones, or Scott Rolen are just mind boggling to me, read DERREK LEE, CHIPPER JONES OR FRED MCGRIFF? for that context. I
mean, it’s like Cashman doesn’t know what he wants to do either. I mean, am I right? Is it possible that Brian Cashman would
actually skip over the Free Agents left over, like Carlos Lee and Aubrey Huff
and go straight to retired players and try to convince them to come out of
retirement? Derrek Lee? Chipper Jones?
Hey, is Tony Clark available?
(In Photo: Glenallen Hill)
Hey, maybe we sign Glenallen Hill, throw him
in the outfield and move Juan Rivera to first.
Jose Canseco is willing to play on the company softball team, maybe he’s
available. The whole thing seems ridiculous.
My friend Mike said to me on Twitter this morning “What are the
Yankees doing?” The short answer is… I don’t
know. The long answer is they are trying to get their bearings, moving things
around, moving money around, saving when they can and most of all, going for the
cheap alternative that can hopefully make a big splash quick and then, when their time is
up, we send them home. Sure, none of it
makes sense to us, we’re Yankee fans. Many of us grew up with George and we got
whatever the hell we wanted. We’re
spoiled, face it. The hardest thing for
us to do is understand this latest stunt by Cashman, and so, we don’t understand it and we become frustrated.
“Off with his head!”, some have screamed or written on Twitter of Brian
Cashman. Some suggest the broken ankle
was karma for a crappy off-season. I say
this… let this whole thing play out. I
am pissed just like the rest of you. I don’t get it. But something is actually
happening in the process…. The kids are playing and we’re seeing dudes like
Zoilo Almonte and Ronnier Mustelier and Melky Mesa make a nice run this
spring. Ultimately, we’re going to see
these guys at some point this season, maybe at the start, or later. Ultimately that's what we want anyway right? So yeah, say we DO sign Derrek Lee temporarily and then Tex comes
back. No doubt we’ll have an injury down
the road again from someone else and maybe we'll see Melky Mesa in July. Then, maybe we make a trade for
another veteran, and soon, maybe we bring up Ronnier Mustelier by August. All I’m saying is, mixing up alittle veteran
help with the kids may make for a brilliant formula… a formula for a
Don’t forget, no one thought we had a chance
under “Clueless Joe”, but we did it. We
did it with a guys named Charlie Hayes, and Mariano Duncan. Old man Cecil Fielder was there and who could forget Luis Sojo.
The point is, we didn’t think those guys could do much either… but we
did win it that year!
All I'm saying is, this is the mysterious world of Brian Cashman... but don’t panic yet Yankeeland.
It’s March 12th, not September 12th… we’re almost up to Opening Day. Cash is just getting his team in order.
Let’s wait and see what we have before we get all nutty. Have faith. I know it's hard, but have faith.
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