Monday, May 15, 2017
Posted by Alphonso at 11:30 AM
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.