Monday, January 25, 2016

"The recent comments by owner Hal Steinbrenner regarding club payroll and the future elucidate the seriousness with which the club is taking its goal of winning within the confines of fiscal responsibility. It also creates a concern that the team’s focus on winning at all costs is gone."

PAUL LEBOWITZ NAILS IT.



A plan that changes based on the latest fad and arbitrary results is not a plan at all. Had they hired a new GM – one who has a history or resume in building a club based on financial constraints, developing prospects, and making shrewd deals – then there was an excuse to follow this scheme. They didn’t. They kept the same people in place and told them to do it differently than they’ve done it for almost 20 years and are, for some reason, thinking they’ll get a different result...
Hal Steinbrenner’s comments are worrisome to Yankees fans who want passion and are instead getting a synthetic, robotic imitation of that passion. If the Yankees are looking across town at the Mets with numerous factions wondering why the Yankees can’t do what the Mets are doing, then there’s a problem that Hal Steinbrenner’s step-by-step rationality can’t solve. There are times that the “What would George do?” lament is totally ignorant of the destruction that the late Boss’s acts created. This, however, isn’t one of those times.




















2 comments:

Anonymous said...

HE DID NAIL IT, INDEED......GEORGE IS DOING A ROTISSERIE SPIN IN HIS GRAVE......IF EVEN THE CHEAPO METS COULD SIGN SOMEONE OF THAT IMPORTANCE, (CESPEDES), THEN IS IT ACTUALLY SAFE TO SAY WE HAVE BECOME CHEAPER THAN THE METS??? ...DOESN'T THAT SELFISH PRICK HAL REALIZE HE HAS A FUCKING INFERIOR PRODUCT RIGHT NOW THAT HE IS CHARGING A MINI FORTUNE TO SEE??? .... THE ONLY WAY TO POSSIBLY STRAIGHTEN HIS THINKING OUT IS TO NOT GO TO THE STADIUM...BUT THAT REALLY WON'T HAPPEN....ITS A FEW YEARS NOW, AND I HATE THIS , "LETS SEE WHAT WE CAN GET AWAY WITH" ATTITUDE ON NOT SPENDING, AND GETTING THE PLAYER OR PLAYERS WE NEED....

Anonymous said...

ITS UNBELIEVABLE.... ALL OF A SUDDEN, AS OUR CHIEF RIVALS GO, WE ARE IN 3RD PLACE OUT OF 3 TEAMS IN THE CARING OR "WANTING TO WIN" DEPARTMENT.... 1.) RED SOX .. 2. METS... 3.) YANKEES ............GIVE HAL CREDIT ON HIS "CAGINESS"....HE "KILLED US WITH KINDNESS" AND SEEMED INTELLIGENT ENOUGH IN THE BEGINNING, WITHOUT REVEALING HIS TRUE INTENTIONS ....BUT SLOWLY, HIS ACTIONS OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS HAVE CLEARLY SHOWN US WHAT HE IS ABOUT.... IT'S BEEN KIND OF A "SLOW DEATH" APPROACH IN HOW HE HAS LET YANKEE FANS DOWN.......VERY CAGEY.