Thursday, December 4, 2014
THERE HAS TO BE A LIMIT
GET DROB SIGNED!! LOCK UP CHASE!! WE BETTER BE IN ON MAD MAX!! WHY DID WE NOT EVEN TRY TO LAND CRUZ?! AT LEAST GO GET TULO!!
All right, let’s all just settle down. Take a deep breath and count back from 21. That’s it. Good, just go to a happy place…like Game 6 in 1996.
Do I think Brian Cashman is a great GM? No. Do I feel confident that Hal is as capable of running the New York Yankees as his late, great father? I absolutely do not! The real question is what can we do about it? It is what it is at this point. Cash was just resigned and Hal can’t exactly fire himself…though you KNOW his dad is trying to get St. Peter to let him use the phone and call down some walking papers.
To quote Hyman Roth, “This (labored breath) is the business (labored breath) we’ve chosen!” That should be the motto written on the war room wall in Tampa. It is! Cash and Hal decided to ignore the farm and spend, spend, spend…but not with any rhyme or reason. I mean I like Jacoby a lot…but we had a speedy outfielder.
Now #22 was solid for us in 2014, but at that price? And Carlos Beltran aka Charlie Bone Spur…do I have to even go into that? Beltran 5 years ago might have been a good get, but now? He can’t run, stay healthy or get younger. It was a bad contract…in the list of other bad contracts. But, “This is the business we’ve chosen.” The business style of the current regime is to spend on the name and hope the back of the baseball card shows up. And what do we want now? We want them to spend more. There has to be a limit.
I like DRob. I’d like him to stay. He is a good closer and had to fill some unbelievably big shoes. He did a great job…but, David throws too many pitches. He will make it tough to use him back to back to back days if his pitch count is high each outing to record the final 3. It has been reported that he wants Pap money and 4 years.
I give David 3 years, solid money and stick to that. And why pick Papelbon as an example? The Phils don’t exactly love that deal…or Jonathan. David shouldn’t overvalue himself, and the Yankees shouldn’t cheap out on him. Make a reasonable deal. I don’t see it as of now. I think when the Yanks really want someone they are aggressive, often to a fault. They seem Luke warm on Robertson. If that is the case don’t toy with him or the fans…just let him go and deal with it good or bad.
I’ve written about my disappointment in the Yankee front office for a while now. They have a model to follow and yet they choose not to.
Stick and company proved it worked and sustained success for years. Develop your own. Invest in pitching and cost effective, role-playing free agents. Get leaders and great clubhouse guys. Build a team, not an All-Star roster of older, past their prime, money pit players.
We won’t spend our way out of this one, folks. And what’s worse is that the team that everyone wanted to play for in the 90’s and 2000’s doesn’t exist any longer. It’s time to work, not spend.
** Take a page from Kool Moe Dee, Cash. You’re the GM. Go to work!**
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