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Monday, May 15, 2017

Duque is Right On

There is just no way Tanaka had what I have all the time, " an off day."

We have reason to fear that he is done for the season.

We have reason to fear that the march to a glowing future, will become a steady stream of lemmings flowing over the cliff.

We have reason to fear that That Cashman is already saying , " Tyler Wade and the Frazier Kid, will be attractive to a lot of teams.  Whose in last place, headed no where, with a name pitcher?"

History has shown that this Yankee regime ( in place since the fall of the Roman empire ) does not have the character to, " stay the course."  When times get tough, the Yankee decision makers have, traditionally, hidden in the bushes.  They have " wagged the dog," and diverted attention through ill-advised trades.

As Thomas Paine said, " these are the times that try mens' souls.

 Will "ownership" recognize that they took a decent gamble in 2017, benefitted from a fantastic run of luck, only to have the dice came up snake eyes?  That the house money is gone?  That " doubling down"now is a sure strategy to ruin?

Will the youth movement die in its tracks?  Right now, today?

Will we, suddenly, be over-run with Chris Carters, only with pitching numbers on their backs?

Will our best prospects devolve, again, to Mason Williams and four guys recovering from shoulder surgery?

If Tanaka is done, and requires surgery, our only hope is to do nothing.

The Yankees have to suck it up.  give healthy young guns in our organization a chance they never thought they might have this early, and see what shakes out.  If we lose we lose.  But just for this year, not forever.

If we unravel one of the best farm systems ( I never thought I would live to say that ), and give away the keys to the vault (all our top prospects, named and unnamed ) in order to stumble our way to the one game play-in in 2017, it will be tragic.

We have reason to fear.




4 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's still possible that he really over-did it in that complete game shut-out, trying to play himself, Betances AND El Chapo, all at once.
I tend to be a pessimist, too - - and I've been waiting for that tendon to snap - - but I'm not going to panic until Cash-Puss does something really stupid, and trades for an old, broken-down cayuse of a pitcher from some bottom-dwelling team. If he does that, we'll have his head in Hal's bed!! LB (No J)

Leinstery said...

I hate to say it, but this horrible string of games started when we loaned some juju to Feyenoord.

Anonymous said...

CHANCE ADAMS
CHANCE ADAMS
CHANCE ADAMS

HE NEEDS TO CUT DOWN ON HIS WALKS IN THE MINORS, IF HE DOES OVER HIS NEXT 4 -5 STARTS, I SAY PROMOTE HIM TO THE SHOW....WHAT IS THE HARM?.... IF HE SHITS THE BED, WE SEND HIM BACK DOWN. MAYBE WE CATCH A LITTLE MORE LIGHTENING IN A BOTTLE LIKE WE DID WITH MONTGOMERY.

Alphonso said...

Once it is learned that Tanaka needs either, " an extended rest," or Tommy John surgery, guys like Adams should be promoted. We have to keep trying young, Yankee pitchers until someone emerges as, " of quality." Like Montgomery...now, a solid number 5 starter.

We cannot trade our farm system for some major league veteran who, " needs a change of scene."

We must stay the course.

We must.

Forfeiting the future is exponentially worse than forfeiting this year.