The 22nd day of Moonvent

The 22nd day of Moonvent
Yes, there was an Endy

Friday, December 25, 2015

Cubs Pay $1 Million Not To Keep Ryan

I hope you are all having a Merry Xmas Day.

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.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

WE WERE THE ONLY TEAM THAT FELT COMPELLED, A FEW YEARS AGO, TO PAY HIM $5 MILLION DOLLARS FOR 3 YEARS, (2 YEARS PLUS A 1 YEAR OPTION)......DOESN'T THIS TELL US SOMETHING?.....IT MEANS CASHMAN IS A LOUSY JUDGE OF TALENT AND IS A SHITTY CONTRACT NEGOTIATOR ......ON A TINY SCALE, THE BRENDAN RYAN SIGNING WAS A SMALLER VERSION OF THE JACOBY ELLSBURY SIGNING ...... ALTHOUGH OTHER TEAMS WANTED ELLSBURY, NO ONE WOULD EVEN DREAM OF GIVING HIM THE MONEY WE THREW AT HIM......BUT THE RYAN DEAL WAS EVEN CRAZIER!...NOBODY WANTED HIM!!!....EVEN TODAY, YEARS LATER, NOBODY WANTS HIM!....YOU MAY HAVE HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD WITH THE PROSPECT OF CASHMAN GETTING RYAN BACK!...OMG, THAT IS THE PERFECT "GENIUS" MOVE IN HIS MIND...."I GOT RID OF HIS SALARY IN A TRADE, AND NOW I CAN GET HIM BACK FOR NOTHING! WOW!"........THE MEDIA NEVER SEEMS TO SCRUTINIZE CASHMAN FOR THESE KIND OF AWFUL, AWFUL, DECISIONS.

John M said...

Alphonso...sorry to be so late, but I was avoiding the internets over the holiday, more or less.

You can use gin, vodka, or white rum and simply add a couple of drops of food coloring to make it green. One yellow, one blue, I think. That should do it.

No one should have to add creme de menthe to perfectly good drinks.

Alphonso said...

Thank You John M !!!