Sunday, November 10, 2013

Questions to which we already know the answers

1. If the Yankees shell about $70 million to sign, say, Joe Nathan or Fernando Rodney to replace Mo, is there any doubt that their former teams would simply go onto their rosters and find new closers who are better and far, far cheaper?

2. If we're lucky, our starting infield could be Tex (33 years old), Cano (31), Jeter (39) and Arod (38). How many games could we possibly expect to see them playing at the same time?

3. Brett Gardner is now 30. Can we seriously expect him to hold together an outfield comprised of Vernon Wells, Ichiro and Alfonso Soriano?

4. If we packaged the very best prospects in our meager farm system, put them all together, closed our eyes and traded them for some star on the outs with his current team, would that player matter? That is, could he propel us to challenge for the AL East... or would we be - like everybody else in baseball - chasing the one-game Wild Card?

5. Will we ever again rebuild from within? Other teams do it. Why can't we?


Celerino Sanchez said...

From my point of view, the big story of last year was not the Yankee's injuries. It was the catastrophic failure of their farm system

manx said...

Many reasons why I wan this man on our team.

manx said...

Can you imagine 51,000 Yankamaniacs chanting his name when he brings in the RAGE to close out a game? Our clubhouse needs this man.

KD said...

looks to be the Anti-Mo, manx. but we may need that.

Alphonso said...

We can't do it, because we are unable to identify talent or develop player abilities.

If we were playing a different game, say; "Pick up a stalker in a bar; or, " let's rappel down a building in Nashville," the Yankees would be champs.

But when we have to make Mason Williams or Slade Heathcott, or Gary Sanchez major league ready, we hit about .212.

Cashman must be replaced for us to ever have a shot.