Friday, April 30, 2021

The IIHIIFIIC Alternate Universe Yankees Challenge

We’re all pissed. Clearly we need a new GM and manager.

So here's the challenge... Our collective is now the GM. We can fire Boone. OK, let’s be honest… we WILL fire Boone. But replace with who? The person has to be available. And, if possible I’d like to know why the new guy?

Do we try to do all the fixes at once? Tank and set us up for free agency next year? Understand that Hal is still the owner. So, think one free agent next year not five. Try to stay under the luxury tax this year as well but a great trade could be approved.

I just realized that I’m setting my self up to be Hal for this exercise. Don’t mean to. We can be "Collective Hal" too. 

Let’s really try and fix the team.  

The only caveat is, our suggestions have to be realistic. So, no trading Station and 100% of his salary to Kansas City for their ace because, that’s not happening because 1) He has a "no trade" and won’t go to KC. 2) They’re not taking the salary 3) No one trades an ace.

The whole organization is ours. You want to trade The Martian. Go ahead. Sanchez for a bag of balls? If it means that much to you. Do it.  

I’m interested in seeing what our solutions are. I also secretly hope that our readership includes someone in the front office.

If possible, maybe one of us with a good baseball program can make the trades and run a season sim and let us know how we did. 

Let’s see what we’ve got.

PROGRAMMING NOTE:  This is my last post for a while (or not). I’m heading out on Sunday to drive cross country to see my Mom. I’m fully vaccinated, got new tires, and a case of wanderlust. I plan on hitting a few ball parks along the way. Denver, KC, and Pittsburgh.  

I will be in NYC sometime towards the end of May if anyone wants to hang out. I’m up for an early June trip to the Stadium (unless we are boycotting). I’d do the Duchess County team as well.   

That said, I’ll probably keep commenting and if anything of note comes up I’ll write it.  

As to the challenge... I'll try to announce our roster before I leave unless the conversation is going strong. If that's the case I'll post from the road sometime next week. 



DickAllen said...

Safe travels, Doug!

This idea of yours should be fun!

HoraceClarke66 said...

Good for you, Doug, though you will be missed! DEFINITELY for hanging out, when you come New York way.

HoraceClarke66 said...

And you delineate many of the problems even in your proposal. HAL and The Office Boy have essentially locked this 737 of a ball club into a fatal nosedive, thanks to contracts like the ones handed out to Stanton and Hicks, and the complete dissolution of Sanchez's game.

What to do???

HoraceClarke66 said...

To start this avalanche rolling, I'd say the first thing is to find out exactly what you have.

As soon as he's healthy, bring AnDUjar up and see where he can play and if he can still hit. And where he can play is going to have to be mainly in the outfield. Thanks to Brain's terrible trades, we'll need bodies there.

If El Matador can hit like he did in 2018 again, I don't care if he fields like Frank Howard. That will be a huge plus for us. Gardy can do a lot of late-game defensive replacing.

DickAllen said...

Horace, he's a junkie. Just like the rest of us. He'll be stopping in every Holiday Inn and Ihop along the way just to keep an eye on us.

HoraceClarke66 said...

You're right, Dick Allen! :)

el duque said...

Have a great trip, Mr K.

Rufus T. Firefly said...

"There are 3000 miles to New York. We have a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark, and we're wearing sunglasses"

Calm seas and following winds, sir.

TheWinWarblist said...

Calm seas and steady following winds indeed.

Unknown said...

It starts at the top. Hal is the problem.

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