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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Yankee Youth....

Let's review some of Brian Cashman's latest work for the organization.

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?


7 comments:

John M said...

Obviously, we need a revolution. But consider the genius of Cashman. Here he is, stockpiling these promising young players who have yet to fully come into their own against the day of inevitable veteran injury or contract expiration. And he's keeping them fresh by storing them on the air-conditioned bench to prolong their sell-by date, so they'll be fresh as an iceberg lettuce head when they finally get an opportunity to show off their skills. Sure, they'll be a bit rusty, but they're young! So young that we can always acquire another veteran or two to plug holes even if the younger guys have to be sent to Scranton to cavort with their inferiors.

It's all a master plan...insidious and insightfully executed...

Anonymous said...

Previously, Mogadishu had been suggested as a new residence for Cashman, which makes a good deal of sense, One additional idea, which is somewhat scarier, would be for Cashman to marry Jessica Steinbrenner. After the divorce, he would be banned from the Yankees.

Anonymous said...

ALPHONSO, THIS IS ONE OF YOUR GREATEST POSTS I HAVE SEEN YET....COMPARING CASHMAN TO BUSH, IS BRILLIANT.....BUSH'S BAD DECISIONS COSTING THOUSANDS OF LIVES, AND CASHMAN'S BAD DECISIONS COSTING ONLY ONE LIFE, (MINE)..........HE IS KILLING ME, OR SHOULD I SAY US YANKEE FANS, AS A WHOLE............. BRIAN ROBERTS, STEPHEN DREW, CHASE HEADLEY, DUSTIN ACKLEY, AARON HICKS, JACOBY ELLSBURY, TYLER YATES, BEN FRANCISCO, STEVE PEARCE, VERNON WELLS, TRAVIS HAFNER, JAVIER VASQUEZ (TWICE), KEVIN BROWN, KENNY ROGERS, DENNY NEAGLE, JEFF WEAVER, CARL PAVANO, JARET WRIGHT, THE 3 BUM PLAYERS WE GOT FOR GARY SHEFFIELD (COMING OFF A 103 RBI SEASON), TRADING MIKE LOWELL FOR NOTHING, PAUL QUANTRILL, FELIX HEREDIA, LATROY HAWKINS, JOSE CONTRERAS, ANDREW JONES, DOUG MANKIEWICZ AND SOME OTHER BUM OVER AN OLD BUT BETTER BERNIE WILLIAMS, NOT WANTING TO SIGN A SUCCESSFUL RAFAEL SORIANO WHEN MARIANO GOT HURT, THE JOBA RULES, HIS REFUSAL TO PART WITH DAVID ADAMS IN A DEAL TO GET CLIFF LEE, WHO SINGLE HANDILY BEAT US IN THE PLAYOFFS, (WE MAY HAVE WON THE WORLD SERIES WITH LEE ON OUR SIDE THAT YEAR), AND DAVID ADAMS' CAREER HAS BEEN A COMPLETE ZERO........DRAFTING DREW HENSON, DRAFTING CITO CULVER, DRAFTING ANDREW BRACKMAN,.................AND ON, AND ON, AND ON....I COULD CONTINUE, BUT I'M SURE YOU ALL GET THE PICTURE.

Anonymous said...

.......AND THE DECISION TO KEEP FREDDY GARCIA OVER BARTOLO COLON, (COLON HAS GONE ON TO HAVE ANOTHER "MINI-CAREER" SINCE, AND GARCIA IS OUT OF THE GAME)......AND IT GOES ON AND ON AND ON.....

jdrny said...

How much trouble are we in ?????
We have a SS whose lifetime BA is .250 batting ninth who doesn't know how to sacrifice bunt.

John M said...

My God, Anonymous. Seeing all of this is one place is staggering. And once I'm off this diet, which horrifically precludes alcohol, I intend to be staggering in order to cope.

JDMY...can any Yankee bunt? In the last ten years? Fifteen?

Alphonso said...

What kind of diet forbids alcohol? That would never happen in Russia.