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Thursday, April 21, 2016

A radical idea that will never happen, even at a small scale

This started as a comment to Alphonso's last post, but I thought, what the hell. Let's throw it out there.

Ticket sales can't be very good. I'm getting special rock-bottom offers from the Yankees every week or more, the last one offering tickets under $20. And not in the bleachers.

Here's an idea that will never fly in a million years. Trade all the big names, even if we have to eat all or the bulk of their remaining contracted salaries. Clear out the dead or walking dead wood. Whoever we can't get rid of, we bench. Then we field an everyday team of dirt-cheap young unknowns mixed with the few performers we currently have. We give the kids a good shot at making it, and reduce expectations for the season to zero. Then we see what we have and what we can put together for next year, sans the aging and struggling bodies we've been throwing out there.

We'll have to honor their contracts to whatever extent necessary, but the added cost of the kids will be bupkus in the scheme of things. And as the old contracts die, we are unburdened, refreshed, exciting, and with a new direction that will put fannies in seats--which should get cheaper, by the way, to attract a larger fan base as the contract burdens are lifted.

It will never happen. But it would be interesting. Which is one reason it will never happen. Our credo is nothing if not to be as boring as possible. No matter how mediocre or bad it makes us.



4 comments:

Anonymous said...

And reassign Girardi to assistant bullpen catcher, until his contract runs out

I'm Bill White said...

Stubby is our only hope.

John M said...

Forgot about Joe G, the game's finest overmanager. Thanks for the reminder.

Anonymous said...

MORE REALISTIC TO DO, BUT WON'T BE DONE...... ADD AARON JUDGE, AND ADD GARY SANCHEZ, BUT HERE'S THE HARD PART.....FIND THEM PLAYING TIME....... CHECK THAT, SCRATCH THE WORD "REALISTIC" FOR THAT.