FIFTY THOUSAND MOONS
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Posted by Alphonso at 10:07 AM
Cashman and his crew of misguided staffers can yet build a fantasy that the Yankees can still win this thing. Now. This year. MO's last season.
They can pony up any and all prospects ( I hesitate to name any, because losing Yankee minor league position players is not a big risk ), including some of the players ( mostly pitchers ) who have had a taste of the Bronx and done well ( Adam Warren, Nunu, Foghorn leghorn, mystery man Montogomery, etc), and trade them for a passle of $12million guys who are, say, 60 days younger than Wells, Hafner, Pukilis and more.
We can get a fresh set of over-the-hill, former all stars, who will give us a nice 30-45 day run before their tanks go to fumes. Joe can get back to 3 games over .500, while adding the equivalent of A-Rod's contract to the payroll in a single swipe.
Fear this, friends. Fear it.
Cashman and the Steinbunglers still believe in the ancient magic. Evidence, proof, science, reality and intelligence do not fit their character. Sound like a particular group in DC?
It can happen.
In our lifetimes, I doubt that the Yankees will conceded the need to re-build. There is too much money on the table, and too much failure in the minor leagues, to face re-building with no straw.