Thursday, August 21, 2014
Posted by Alphonso at 11:56 AM
I have said this all year. I have said it for 2, maybe 3 years, actually.
The problem with the Yankees is Brian Cashman. Get rid of him. Bring in a talent. Clean house.
And begin anew.
Cashman has only one strategy and it consists of the following tactics:
1. Have idiots in charge of the draft. Waste picks by trading them, or focusing on family friends like Mariano's kid, Dante Bichette's kid, or Cito Culver.
2. Trade everything we have, picks and prospects, for pitching. Which, as it turns out, is not the fuc**** problem.
3. Keep making the team older and slower. Pay outrageous sums to players whose best years are so far in the past as to create laughter from the teams who deal them to us. It must be like Christmas every day during the off season for them. Wasted players whose contracts other teams were prepared to eat, all of a sudden are redeemed at par and usually we throw in a bonus in the form of a, " player to be named." The shock and laughter at the Yankee's stupidity must bring tears.
4. Fire the guy who cleans the locker room when we fail to make the playoffs. But keep the incompetents who are in charge of scouting, evaluating and developing talent. Doesn't anyone notice that we have no one we are willing to bring up from the minors at any position other than pitching? Whose responsibility is it that we have no talent? Whose?
5. Constantly, without fail, make trades that hurt us and help others.
6. Sign 15 year-olds from the Dominican, and give them millions. By the time they are major league eligible, they are zonked out on drugs and/or don't give a crap. They are already
millionaires ( zillionaires compared to their lives in the Dominican), and could give a crap about working hard, traveling forever and, perhaps, being revealed as without talent.
I am telling you, as I have endlessly, that Cashman and his band of useless hangers on are the problem.
Incompetence, incompetence and incompetence. The three musketeers of Cashman's approach.
We have spent millions, loaded and re-loaded the team and, if Derek were already gone you would see a total collapse. These .225 hitters are trying as hard as they can because they are on his team. Don't even contemplate what next year will be like.
They score 2 runs a game, and have no clutch hitters at all, save perhaps Ellsbury.
Cashman has failed in front of everyone's eyes. Isn't it time?
What will it take to dump him? His damn contract will be up at the end of this season. Which, to us, is today.