Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Posted by Alphonso at 11:29 AM
He made several huge off-season moves ( Castor and Didi have worked out, sort of ), in addition to the guy awaiting release from MLB for shooting up his girlfriend's garage:
Aaron Hicks ( am I right? His name is Aaron ? As in Hank? ) - I probably haven't learned his name for a reason.
But Cashman told us, with great excitement, how this kid was just coming into his own. A great defender with speed and a cannon arm. "His hitting woes were pretty much were behind
him" ( sayeth Brian ) and, in the waning days of last season ( when nothing mattered for the Twins or their opponents, and everyone from AA was pitching ), he elevated his BA into the high .260's.
We get youth, speed, a great arm and excitement with this kid ( still a prospect, really ). Only thing is; the Yankees play Gardy, Jacoby and Beltran. So there is no room for Hicks. Yawn.
As a result, Hicks is hitting .059 and comes in for Carlos when some defense could help our
cause ( usually, never ).
Dustin Ackley ( am I right?) - Brian had much the same to say when he brought this dude in last year. Only thing is; we have no position for him, either. So, he has 7 at bats and a .000 BA.
Cashman's leadership is about as effective as that of President Bush, going into Iraq without an exit plan, and with no idea of what a mess he was creating. Leaving things worse than if he had done nothing. But what is leadership if not, "taking steps?"
Cashman, like Bush, simply makes moves to distract everyone from how horribly he has performed his true responsibilities. Luckily, Cashman's decisions, stupid and non-productive as they are, do not cost lives and the death of families. And he only pisses away the ill-gotten wealth of Happy Hal, not the nation's Treasury.
The Cashman result: There is insufficient talent on the roster, or in the organization, to effectively compete. None that will play, in any case. And we are not going to the one-game, wild card play-in. That is a standard far out of reach. And Cashman has been at the helm for decades.
If the people can revolt in Brazil, can't we do it on River Avenue?