Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Posted by Alphonso at 9:00 AM
With appropriate apologies to all animals with fangs, our GM needs to have all his incisors removed
He now is " armed to the teeth" to make another trade whereby we lose high potential, low cost players with plenty of undiscovered "upside," and we get in return huge, multi-year salary obligations tied to an aging ( at least 32-33 + in years ) mediocre performer. Someone whom the other team has already deemed as, " of no long term use."
Last night, Cashman absolutely glowed when Greene had a fine debut. His trade value just soared.
Package him with Murphy, that rising star second baseman ( of Korean ancestry ), Solarte and Greene, and there is surely another McCarthy out there with a 33 year old body and a 3-10 record. Some below average pitcher, with a career ERA close to 5.0, who " always dreamed about becoming a Yankee ."
The truth; they all dream that because of the money. No other franchise is stupid enough to spend more on mediocrity than the Yankees. If you are old and pretty much finished with your baseball career, the Yankees will sign you for at least 3 years at your latest, and highest, salary. Then, you can relax and do nothing. Just look pained, when you strike out or bang into that double play.
What is it about Cashman that allows him to piss away the future, year after year, for a shot at the one-game play in? Why is he blind to the reality that, without a commitment to re-building, we shall just be re-enforcing weakened stone walls doomed to deteriorate in a rapidly accelerating fashion? The crash can last for a decade, easily.
Let's put it to a vote. How many Yankee fans would trade the above mentioned 4 player package for another 7-9 starter?
By the way, what the Yankees really need is offense, not pitching. Another guy who gives up 2 runs in 6+ innings is a loser on the Yankees. We almost never score 3.
If Cashman has teeth, we become the cavities.
Pull him out of his job. Make him wait tables in Tennessee.