Friday, April 7, 2017
Posted by Alphonso at 1:08 PM
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.