Friday, December 25, 2015
Posted by Alphonso at 1:04 PM
Having just polished off a pitcher of spicy Bloody Marys, I am feeling no pain. I decided that, today, I would only drink things that are red, green or white. Christmas colors, so to speak.
Aside: I consider daiquiris, made with white rum, to be white. Still working on the green thing and creme de menthe is not a favorite.
So here's the deal on Brendan Ryan:
Ryan, as you recall, was the player named later in the Starlin Castro deal. A few days after he was a member of the Cubs' 40 man roster, the Cubs claimed left-handed pitcher Edgar Olmos. That means the Cubs are on the hook for Ryan's $1 million contract, and he is no longer a Cub.
What this really means:
CASHMAN CAN GET RYAN BACK FOR NOTHING.
He can be used to shore up another of the Yankees minor league teams. Riding on old buses and eating at Wendys. Alternatively, if things break right for him, he could be back in the Bronx, making errors, hitting into the shift and batting .203. Leading our infield into the the chase for the one-game play-in opportunity.
What a Xmas gift for Brian Cashman !!
Hal ( " I'm Not Cheap" ) Steinbrenner must be burping up his plum pudding with joy.