Thursday, February 16, 2017

Doomed to repeat it? Yankeeganda from last year's spring training

Every year around this time, the writers, talkers, bloggers, coaches, players and owners - everybody, even The Master - should ponder the ever-shifting shit pile on which we precariously balance. But nobody does. February is the month for pure baseball crapola, delivered hot and piping to your door like pizza. So, as we project Clint Frazier and Aaron Judge into Monument Park, let's keep in mind that next year, around this time, we will look back on the gushings that were gushed.

This is from last February's harvest...

Feb. 8, 2016: The Yankees expect a better performance out of Nova now that he is a full year removed from Tommy John surgery... general manager Brian Cashman has already gone on record saying he believes Nova is the team's best bet to complete 200 innings this year.

Feb. 9. 2016: The Yankees remain the only team not to have signed a Major League free agent this winter, with general manager Brian Cashman explaining that the trade market proved more attractive to address their needs.

Feb. 10, 2016: CC Sabathia appeared at the complex last week, and Rothschild also said that the left-hander "looks better than I've seen him in a few years," according to The Post.

Feb. 12, 2016:  Anticipation is kicking into high gear for the upcoming season... The Yankees believe that Hicks profiles as a big league regular... he also posted an .870 OPS vs. lefties last year, making him a solid choice to fill Chris Young's old role.
Feb. 15, 2016: Over the next two seasons, the Yankees will see their commitments to stars like Carlos BeltranAlex RodriguezMark Teixeira and CC Sabathia tick down, but they will count heavily on all of those players for the purposes of chasing an AL East title -- and more -- in 2016. "My mindset is to win the World Series," Girardi said. 
We all know better than to believe the crapola. That said... CLIMB ABOARD, COMRADES! HERE WE GO AGAIN...

7 comments:

Local Bargain Jerk said...


The Yankees believe that Hicks profiles as a big league regular

When I read this, I threw up in my mouth a little.


"My mindset is to win the World Series," Girardi said.

When I read this, I threw up all over my desk.

KD said...

Yet I'm still getting excited and somehow feel lucky that I'll likely live to see one more season of Yankees baseball. Bring on the 2017 season! We never know when we've seen our last game but that day will come, as it did for my old boss last Monday. (The man who essentially gave me the life I enjoy to this day.) So be of good cheer and keep hammering on the Steinspawn, Cashman, and Trump. (Me too if the spirit moves you.) You all are a real source of joy in my life. My good friends I've never met.

Joe Formerlyof Brooklyn said...

Hannah Jeter's preggers. Can the Yankees draft the kid, NOW? Even if it's a girl, it probably will play (hit + field) better than Ellsbury and/or Headley.....

el duque said...

Ditto to KD's thoughts.

Somehow, no matter what happens this season, you nutjobs will make it worthwhile.

BRING IT ON, JUJU GODS!

John M said...

Hear, hear, KD! I may disagree politically with ANONYMOUS, but he is part of the brotherhood.

Anonymous said...

WELL SAID KD......

LETS HOPE AARON HICKS HITS .090 THIS SPRING

BETTER MAKE THAT, .050

AT .090 CASHMAN (AND GIRARDI) MAY "PROJECT" HICKS AS AN EVERYDAY STARTER.

Anonymous said...

We never know if we will live to see another season of Yankees' baseball or not, but I will fervently hope that there are more in store than just 2017, 'cause it's not looking to terrific....

Duque is 100% right: all you nut-jobs will at least make it bearable; and this site gives us a place to vent - - which is sorely needed, for the Yankiverse of the past 13 years, or so....

Like John M said, we are all bro's in fandom - - and, of course, that includes the two with whom I have tangled so much the past few months. I love to hash things out, and how can you do that if everyone always agrees with everything you say?? I had a girl-friend once, who tried that tack - - I ended up telling her I wasn't looking to marry MYSELF, so, so long - - your opinions are great, I hope you find someone who has their own, for your sake, Babe.

Onward - - and we shall SEE if it will be upward. LB (No j)