Oh well. At least we'll have something to be thankful for in 2017.
1. For a change, it's nice to have another team pay for all those great Yankee seasons.
2. Can't blame him, really. Cannot blame him. Money is money. And if a team wants to live by free agency, it must be prepared to die by free agency.
3. I would feel better today if the Yankees had tendered David Adams a contract. I cannot understand why we let him go.
4. Everybody knows Robbie is making a huge mistake. That's the saddest part of this. He will be naked in a lineup on a team that never plays in October. He will become Seattle's version of the Angel's Albert Pujols.
5. We may actually have a pick in the first two rounds of the June 2014 draft. (Assuming Curtis Granderson signs with another team.) Otherwise, we might as well have not shown up until the evening.
6. I would like to see Hal issue one simple statement: Congratulations to Robbie Cano, who will never ever, as long as he is alive, appear again in a Yankee uniform. He talked himself out of New York, and all the loyalties that come with it, for a few extra dollars. No problem. But the book is closed: The Yankees will never again trade for or sign Robbie Cano. If he makes it into the Hall of Fame, he must wear a Mariners cap. We won't supply him with a NY.
7. Jay-Z has not done his own musical career any favors. At best, here, he get remembered as a money-grubbing agent, who writes songs about New York, but he doesn't really give a damn about it. This is not the image that befits a Bronx icon. He should not go parading around town in Yankee cap. If he appears at a Yankee game, and his picture shows up on the Jumbotron, he should expect to be booed.
8. Nothing has changed. We need pitching, pitching, pitching. And the next guy - I guarantee - he will run out ground balls.