Wednesday, June 8, 2016

One lonely, squeaky voice defiantly cries: Keep Andrew Miller!

Supposedly, the Washington Gnats
are full-blown priapismic over Andrew Miller, because their "closer," the ridiculously squelch-faced artifact known as Papelbon - the Boston strangler - is not only a ticking time-bomb but a blast-furnace level asshole.

Still, in every trade rumor worth the cost of its ether, the Washingtonians seem to think we should trade baseball's best closer - and one of the sport's most selfless players - for three Lenn Sakatas and two Colter Beans. I don't care if they're magic Beans. I'm tired of the Yankees overlooking closers just because they don't happen to be named Mariano. The Yankees let David Robertson walk out the door, and now they're actually talking about trading Andrew Miller? Yeesh.

Listen: There will soon be a time to hang this team on the clothesline and let the neighborhood pick from the underwear. Beltran might bring us a solid prospect. CC might get someone to assume the final year of his contract. Hopefully, Aroldis Chapman will bring us more than we gave up - two solid prospects and two lumps of organizational cannon fodder. But trading Andrew Miller? I say, hell, no.

There was a time when the Yankees signed a guy with an implicit promise that they wouldn't turn around next July 30 and fling him to the winds.

I can see cases for trading almost anybody on this team, especially if we get a solid return. But our best Yankee is Andrew Miller. Got that? OUR BEST YANKEE IS ANDREW MILLER. Does that mean anything?

5 comments:

Joe Formerlyof Brooklyn said...

Suggested one-time-only SUPER juju intervention: Not for a win or a series of wins.

But for Brian Cashman to hear the call to stash himself away in a convent.

This is not like wishing him dead. There are a lot of nice convents. Reporters aren't allowed. I suggest he go to a place without a telephone or Wi-Fi, so he must quit his job.

Only you guys can do this. I am hoping you can get it going before Andrew Miller is traded for a can of beans and some sauerkraut.

SO: On the Cashman intervention -- The sooner the better!

Anonymous said...

YOU ARE SO CORRECT HERE..........IF CASHMAN GETS RID OF OUR BEST PLAYER (AND WEAPON), WHO KNOWS WHAT WE WILL GET?....ANOTHER LUIS CESSA?.....ANOTHER CHAD GREEN?...(BOTH "LIVE ARMS" ACCORDING TO CASH)........ BUT HERE IS THE KICKER.... IF WE GET RID OF MILLER THIS SEASON, GUESS WHO WE ARE GOING TO LOSE NEXT SEASON?..... AROLDIS CHAPMAN IS A FREE AGENT, AND WILL BE GONE TOO!..(GOD FORBID WE PAY THE $14 MILLION HE'S GOING TO WANT-SO HE WILL BE GONE), LEAVING US WITH ONLY DELLIN........POSSIBLE RECAP? : WE WILL HAVE SCRAPPED ANDREW MILLER, ERIC JAGIELO, ROOKIE DAVIS, TONY RENDA, AND CALEB COTHAM, AND WE WILL GET WHO IN RETURN?????? ....IT IS TOO SCARY TO PUT THIS IN CASHMAN'S HORRIBLY SKETCHY HANDS!!!

KD said...

Unless it is Harper for Miller, Miller will remain a Yankee as long as he is under team control. Hal's cheap and Miller comes cheap. It's a match made in heaven and Hal is not stupid. right? RIGHT?! Good God, tell me he's not stupid!!

John M said...

Psst, KD...yeah, he's stupid. He's REAL stupid.

Alphonso said...

Cashman will do it, if allowed.

He cares only about the near-present, not the future. Trading Miller for a bevy of no names gives Cashman an "out" on his useless and empty farm system. Maybe he gets 6 "prospects" for Miller.

Of the six, zero will make it in the big leagues. Oh sure, there will be a few cameo appearances, once the Yankees are officially eliminated. And one guy will likely shine for a week.

Then, like Parmalee, the league scouts will spot his weakness, and he, too, will be trash.

Cashman is, and has for years, been the problem with the Yankees. He can't draft, trade or develop players. He can't spot talent unless it has proven itself in the majors for 8 years. And, by the way, is bored and worn out. But will pretend a level of energy, if the money is right.

If we let Cashman near any decision making, it would be like letting Trump near the nuclear button.

Problem is; we can't stop Cashman.