Friday, November 9, 2018

Twenty-two Years and Counting

So what IS Brian Cashman doing this offseason?

Well, mostly polishing his Cooperstown credentials, it seems, judging from his interview with Billywitz in the Times yesterday.  There, Coops patted himself on the back for NOT getting Chris Sale.

"Thank God I didn't do that, actually, because you'd be missing some serious components of our major-league club right now," Cash noted.

Yes, it's good he pointed that out, because who else could we possibly have traded for Chris Sale?  Hmm, maybe some kid we could have signed from somewhere...

"We wouldn't have gotten anywhere if I did anything with the White Sox like that back then," our leader concluded.

Yeah, good point.  Imagine, we might not be where we are now, falling further and further behind Boston's perennial victory parade.  To quote Eric Idle, we'd have to give up being crucified in the afternoon.

The interview contained yet another message from the top that "Bryce Harper and Manny Machado...seem destined to land elsewhere," as Cash-and-Carry once again practices "restraint."

"Now, however, all the ingredients are there for the Yankees to back up their armored car, loaded with prospects or cash, to address that same need for starting pitching," enthused Billywitz, who doesn't really seem to follow sports much.

Armored cars full of prospects?  That's funny, and of course Hal has no intention of spending his soft-earned cash, which leaves...what, exactly?

No doubt, Billywitz and the other Knights of the Press Box will praise Coops to the sky whatever he may do.

"If I was a new G.M., and hadn't been here for 22 years and know the terrain, maybe I'd be optimistic.  But I'm not optimistic," their favorite GM warned us at the end.

Neither are we, Brian, neither are we.

And maybe if does want to reach Cooperstown, he should stop throwing around his longevity.  Has any other GM gone 22 years with a team winning championships ONLY with a core of players put together by his predecessor?  Any GM in any sport, anywhere?

Cashman is, as always, one for the books.



1 comment:

Anonymous said...

CHRIS SALE.

CHAMPIONSHIP WITHIN 2 YEARS.

OF COURSE COOP IS GLAD WE DIDN'T GET HIM.

WHY WOULD WE WANT A CHAMPIONSHIP?