The Abyss Gazes Back

FIFTY THOUSAND MOONS

Monday, April 18, 2016

YOAN MONCADA? SLOOOOOOOOWLY I TURN... STEP BY STEP...

As I type this, I'm choking the Beanie Baby. (And no, that's a not sexual metaphor. Keep your dirty thoughts to yourself.) 

Down in the Single A bus-ride leagues, Redsocks' prospect Yoan Moncada - whom poor Hal "Food Stamps" Steinbrenner just couldn't afford - has an eight-game hitting streak. He has stolen 10 bases in 10 games, and he's hitting .333. Moncada plays 3B. He is Boston's top prospect, and he looks ticketed for Double A by June.

If the Yankees had signed him, YES would be broadcasting daily updates. (We can talk about Aaron Judge, but he's generally ranked in the 50th percentile of top 100 prospects; Moncada is ranked in the top 10.)

Listen: I'm not voting Moncada into Cooperstown yet, but if he becomes a star - maybe as early as 2018 - add him to Betts, Bogartes and the ownership's willingness to sign free agents - Boston could have our number for a long time. They have won three world championships in the last 12 years. I wonder about the middling Yankee fans - the New Yorkers who basically just know there is a guy named A-Rod - and whether they realize the future shift of domination in baseball?

Simply stated, the Yankees are not the Yankees anymore. The only reason this has not become apparent to most people is that no other team has claimed the mantle... yet.

2 comments:

John M said...

This is going to be a hell of a year for you, Duque. The team stinks, the front office sucks, the owner is the tightfisted bastard child of George Steinbrenner and Greg Kinear (look at photos, it's all right there)...the negativity is going to weigh on your psyche at some point.

Perhaps it's time to go to the dark side. You could revel in the willful destruction of the most successful franchise in sports. Rub your hands with glee at how Refsnyder is being destroyed and turned into a washout after being a major-league-caliber player only a short time ago. Enjoy the way aging stars are thrown onto the field to be embarrassed time and again as their rickety bodies fold against the curve. Jump with joy when the bullpen is shorn of every effective member but the closers, when the members of the starting rotation have no chance of regularly reaching the 7th inning -- and we have a small chance of actually being ahead in any game by that point, anyway.

Remember when that schmuck dismantled the championship team down in Florida and sold the parts for lunch money? A piker. We're the Yankees. WE'LL show you how to destroy a freakin' franchise.

Anonymous said...

SLOWLY I TURN...STEP BY STEP...(NEVER GETS OLD)...HAHA)...... BUT, LETS NOT GET TOO CRAZY ABOUT "BASEBALL AMERICA" AND THEIR RANKINGS..... IF I'M NOT MISTAKEN, TREVOR STORY WAS NOT EVEN RANKED IN THE TOP 100- AND THERE ARE MANY OTHER EXAMPLES OF FAILURES AND SUCCESSES CONTRARY TO WHAT "BA" PREDICTS......SO LETS CONTINUE TO GET ON OUR KNEES AND BEG FOR THE ARRIVAL OF AARON JUDGE....