FIFTY THOUSAND MOONS
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Posted by Alphonso at 10:49 AM
What do these ladies ( above ) have in common?
They are all die-hard Yankee fans who have a response to Brian Cashman's brilliant idea to bring soon-to-be 37 year old Carlos Beltran to the Yankees. For, let's say, a 3-5 year deal at $15 million per.
See if you can judge their reaction. Anyone feel the same?
If Cashman pulls off this debacle, he should be stripped naked and tarred. He should be forced to marry his stalker.
If Hal and Hank approve this debacle, they should be stripped naked and sent to Syria. They can be married to camels, for all I care.
What could be more demoralizing to Yankee fans?
Carlos Beltran only thrived in St. Louis because he had departed New York. He could not play to his potential in the glare of the Mets' public eye. Imagine how he'll do in the new, faux stadium of the Yankees!
I promise he will fail here. More importantly, he won't care. He'll love the retirement pay and the glamour of the Big Apple.
Ken Phellps has been re-incarnated.
Heck, let's go a step further and throw in a few no name prospects ( who, invariably, become stars for other teams ).
PAUSE FOR DEEP BREATHING EXERCISE:
Yankee fans yearn for a smart, re-building program. We are willing to endure losing seasons if we see potential. If we see grit and effort. If we see a little imagination and brain power. If we see some guts.
I said it was a terrible sign when the Yankees re-signed Joe Girardi ( and I like Joe ). But his signing is an indicator that the Yankees' approach to 2014 and beyond will remain status quo;
1. Same over-use of old, over-paid, former stars.
2. Same lack of youth.
3. Same hodgepodge of players who don't even know each others' names.
4. Same striving for the play-in wild card spot.
5. Same Bull-crap rhetoric about how the Yankees can win it all.
Meanwhile, we have seen our last championship run, and many of us can only look forward to sharing meals with Carlos Beltran in the Riverdale retirement Home.
Do we need any more evidence that the Yankee organization is now formally brain-dead?