Friday, April 7, 2017

The New Andy Brackman



I have already had a conversation with Dr. Andrews, and he agrees with my assessment that surgery is the likely outcome for James Kaprielian's barking elbow.

So, he is, " done and dusted," for this season, and likely the next.

It brings me back to Brian Cashman's number one pick in the 2007 draft, when he selected Andy Brackman, knowing that "Tommy John " surgery was already scheduled.  That stroke of brilliance was only surpassed by Cashmans' selection of the pitcher who had informed the Yankees that he was going to UCLA.  " So what, " said Brian.  And he drafted him anyway.

In both cases, a rational human would say, " you aren't going to get anything out of either of these players."  But Brian knew better.  He is paid millions to know better. He is rewarded for incompetence.

Two years after the 2007 draft ( and the surgery ), Andy announced his decision to play professional basketball in Croatia. The other kid pitched for the Bruins and, upon graduation, signed with another MLB team.

And, need I say it?  The Yankees got nothing out of either top pick.

James Kaprielian doesn't quite have the height of Andy Brackman, but he has a better jump shot.
Brian Cashman has neither height, nor a jump shot.  Nonetheless, I wish he would go to Croatia.

Once again, although it may not sound like it, I am being positive.


8 comments:

Anonymous said...

HOW IS IT THAT CASHMAN ONLY GETS ACCOLADES ON THE HANDFUL OF POSITIVE MOVES HE HAS MADE, BUT NEVER GETS CHASTISED FOR THE MOUNTAIN OF MISTAKES HE IS DIRECTLY RESPONSIBLE FOR? ...... JUST THE CASES YOU POINT OUT, HURT US, BUT IT IS NOT EVEN THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG!......... WHEN THE PRESS LOVES YOU, YOU'RE SET, NO MATTER WHAT, WHEN THEY DON'T, YOU'RE DEAD.

Leinstery said...

How long before Severino gets the hook tonight? MY guess is two and a third.

joe de pastry said...

My guess is in about ten minutes from now.

joe de pastry said...

Off topic, but did you notice that Torrens played a couple of innings for the Padres yesterday?
Batted once, struck out, charged with a passed ball.
Guess they'll send him back soon and we'll never here about him again.

Anonymous said...

4TH GAME OF THE SEASON.....

CRUSHED.

Anonymous said...

1 OUT AWAY FROM A POWERFUL PERFORMANCE BY SEVY.
IT WOULD HAVE BEEN 5 INNINGS, 1 RUN, 7 K'S
ALTHOUGH MACHADO KILLED US, (AND HEADLEY'S THROW LATER DOOMED US), SEVY WAS MUCH BETTER AND ENCOURAGING TONIGHT.
1 MORE OUT.

STILL CRUSHED.
6 MORE MONTHS OF AGGRAVATION.

Joe F said...
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Joe F said...

The only thing that brings me peace at this moment is that BABE BENINTENDI is batting .182 I've been reduced to HATER status....