Sunday, July 10, 2016
Posted by Alphonso at 11:55 AM
I was at the other end of the pond, feasting on minnows, when I felt the inspiration.
So I went and put a tag on the hottest Yankee prospect. Aaron Burr? Suggs? Jung? Jung? Judge?
He will be out of circulation for a while. Then maybe longer.
I went and tagged him to help the Yankees, actually, because his little, " knick of concern," may move him out of immediate trade interests. The 7 day DL gives the Yankees time to hope, " he just needs a little rest." It will also give them time to see if there is structural damage...the more likely condition. But, more importantly, it detracts from his immediate value to teams salivating to rob us blind.
You see, Cashman was ready to throw him in with almost anyone (Miller, Chapman, Beltran ), to bring a " name " to New York. A name that will capture everyone's attention and make us think Cashman is really on top of things. Make us forget that his farm system is more like the property of the Judds, during the dust bowl.
And do absolutely nothing for the team's future prospects.
It is like during the Vietnam war, " we had to destroy villages in order to save them."
I am destroying player capabilities in order to keep them as Yankees.