FIFTY THOUSAND MOONS
Saturday, October 10, 2015
Posted by Alphonso at 12:05 PM
Next time I get in a bar fight about the Yankees, it will be in my basement.
I couldn't get El Duque to accept my collect call, but you are are my hero.
As to the Yankees, we have said it all. Cashman has failed to build and accumulate talent. Hal, " I'm not cheap," Steinbrenner has pissed away money on over-the-hill veterans, in a failed attempt to field a competitive team, and is now stuck with the consequences. Girardi plays the wrong guys at the wrong times, and refuses to require basic baseball tied to the limited abilities of the roster. The batting coaches, the base stealing coaches, the strength and conditioning guys all drive mercedes, and all suck at helping the Yankees.
In addition, no one will accept the truth; this team is in desperate need of re-building. And no one on staff has a clue how to do that job. Consequently, we have talent ( or maybe don't ) withering in Scranton/ Trenton, with no hope of learning how they might perform. We keep giving them another year there, until their sprits wilt and they wish they had been soccer players.
Has anyone noticed the talented youth appearing on Houston, KC, the Cubs and Dodgers? Has any one noticed the tired bats of Gardner, Ellsbury, McCann, A-Rod, Headley and some I have omitted?
We need an honest voice. The current roster is a losing team, destined for nothing. We need to take risks, re-build and look 3-5 years out. Come in last in 2016. At least it is honest. Failure and learning is better than mediocrity and stasis, every time.
The Yankee fans will accept the truth. But the repeated cover ups and " let's pretend" optimism, are strangling me.
I would keep about 15 players from the existing team and let everyone else play for someone else, or retire and play golf.
But we will do nothing!!!!!