Friday, October 19, 2007

He Looks Pissed

"I want to thank Brian Cashman for the support he gave me LAST YEAR."

Insulted by the incentives and the club's refusal to negotiate, but not surprised. He probably didn't do himself any favors by winning so many World Series so early on. Wouldn't go back if they changed their offer because they clearly don't trust him. Someone asked about Randy Levine, but he didn't recognize the name. Actually, he said, "I reported to Brian Cashman," implying that Cash should have protected him from Randy. Boy is he pissed at Cash. Asked about regrets, he wishes he'd lifted an f'ing finger to get the game stopped when the bugs were eating Joba. If they invite him to throw out the first pitch... well, he said he doesn't want to talk about it, which I heard as, "They can kiss my dignified, classy, thick-skinned ass." He won't even go back to pack up his office.


Anonymous said...

Joe was moving; he wasn't teary, but I was, and I'm not even a Yankee fan! I'll bet he could run for political office and win--and probably do a better job than most of the weasels in there now. However, I don't see him managing baseball again, barring a mid-season takeover of the Yankees when they are floundering and need an interim manager to hold things together. Beyond that, nobody else will be paying a 67 + manager $5 M or more on a multi-year deal, which is what he wanted from his former employer.

I see nothing but bad things happening for the Yankees and whoever takes over Joe's job. Too much age, too much competition, too few people running things who know what they're doing. When they flounder, Cashman will follow Joe, and it will be back to the 80s. Not even the feel-good Steinbrenner funeral will bring them together.

el duque said...


The Redsocks are about to beat the Indians and roll to their second WC in three years. And you're saying things can get worse? Nah. NOTHING is worse than where we are now: Spending our way to the postseason and then falling flat, again and again.

If we're going to collapse, let it happen. If Posada, ARod and even Mariano want to go elsewhere, let them go. Giambi, Mussina, Abreu, Farnsworth, et al, can follow them out the door.

There are young players who can give us what those guys are giving us at a fraction of the cost. In this day and age, 20 home runs and a .280 average is mediocrity. We're paying a hundred million dollars for bums.

Mustang said...

You're right about everything, Duque. Except the Indians are going to beat the Redsocks.

PS: This Torre thing?

It's a disaster.

Where's Alphonso?

I want to hear what he has to say.

A disaster, I tell you.

el duque said...

Alphonso is hunting in the woods of Montana with Edwar Ramirez and Ian Kennedy's wife.

Buhner's Ghost said...

There are young players who can give us what those guys are giving us at a fraction of the cost.

Yes, there are, but (except for a couple of promising hurlers)they're not playing for the Yankees, nor can the Yankees get them with what they have to offer.

In this day and age, 20 home runs and a .280 average is mediocrity.

On most clubs, that would be a dependable player--it's mediocre for the Yankees only because of the salaries attached to that money. McDougald and Carey never his .280.

We're paying a hundred million dollars for bums.

That's the Yankee Way, isn't it?


el duque said...

You know, a very wise man said something yesterday, and we should take it to heart.

"There's always next year. It's not like it's the end of the world."

And that man just happened to nearly hit a home run last night. That's the mentality we have to get ourselves into, if we want to nearly hit home runs ourselves.

Anonymous said...

As usual , the Yankees show how much class they have in firing Torre , none !

Mustang said...

Is that you, Stephen?

Anonymous said...

I always preferred being pissed off to being pissed on.

But it never happened.


P.S. Multimillionairs never clean out their own lockers or their own desks.