Tuesday, April 21, 2015
SHANE GREENE & HIS BITTER YANKEES BREAKUP
Message to Shane Greene, it's NOT you....it's the Yankees! Wait....well, it wasn't at all until you made it about you. You ever heard that line your boyfriend or girlfriend gave you as they were dumping you? Well, Greene is acting like a cry baby right now and as soon as I read it my eyes bugged out of my head. Hey Shane....time to pull your PULLUPS up and GET OVER IT ALREADY!
What am I rambling about? Shane Greene is suffering from what I like to call "butt hurt syndrome," read that HERE. The timing on this couldn't be more perfect. First of all we are playing Detroit, so how ironic is that right? (Not really). Secondly, I just gave Didi Gregorius some tough love in THE YANKEES & STATING WHAT'S PAINFULLY OBVIOUS and briefly took a trip down memory lane about how much I missed Greene. Now all of the sudden Greene has a chip on his shoulder and he wants to cry about it so now I am going to call you out on it.
So again I say....HEY GREENE....THE TRADE WASN'T ABOUT YOU!
This is not "As The World Turns" soap opera starring Shane Greene. The Yankees did not trade you because they didn't like you anymore. The Yankees didn't fall out of love with you and dump you for any other reason than they needed someone to play shortstop since Derek Jeter was not going to come back. That's ALL it was! Stop making this all about you, because it isn't. You did nothing wrong. Fact of the matter is, trading you was what needed to happen to fill another spot.
It's baseball....it's not personal. It's just business!
Oh, and newsflash....in baseball players get traded a lot so it's likely to happen again. Nowadays, a franchise player is incredibly rare. The game has changed. You are not likely to be another Jorge Posada or Jeter, sorry to break it to you.
In fact, there are other players throughout history that have been traded numerous times. One that comes to mind would be Russell Branyan. The man was traded 8 different times and played for 10 different teams! I don't recall hearing him throw a temper tantrum. Oh, and the Yankees were one of those teams, too. It sucks not being a Yankee anymore. We get it, but it is time to move on.
You can still play for a lot of teams too even if you aren't traded. How about Matt Stairs or Mike Morgan? They played for 12 different teams! Here is a good one for you....Jose Bautista worked for 5 different teams back in 2004.....5! I don't recall seeing his temper tantrums either. It is just part of the game, kid.
Maybe Greene should track down Curtis Granderson and talk to him about all of this. After all, he was also part of a three team trade that sent him to the Yankees from Detroit. So you see.....you are not the only person who has been involved in a trade between the Yankees, the Diamondbacks and the Tigers. Stop playing the victim, it's not cute and I am not buying it.
I am glad that you have taken your emotion and used it on the field. Great! Get angry, use it. I applaud you and your 0.39ERA. What doesn't kill you makes you stronger blah blah blah.....but you are far too young to be so jaded. The sooner you learn the inns and outs of this, the better off you will be. I am sorry we will be missing you this trip, because it would be interesting to see how this would have transpired on the field, you know....where it really counts.
So Greene, I understand that you feel "dumped" but don't turn into the crazy ex. Just don't go there. You are not bigger than the game so stop putting yourself in the spotlight like this. Also, unless your story turns out like Harry Chiti and you become some freak statistic you won't have much sympathy from me.
So I hope that chip on your shoulder serves you well. Until we meet again in June, Greene.....I hope you will be ready.
--Jeana Bellezza, BYB Senior Writer and Editor
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