Saturday, October 22, 2022

"Let's be thankful for a wonderful season!" and other declarations from Yankee Hell.

"No matter how you slice it, the Yankees made great strides this year!"

"Ninety-nine wins is quite an accomplishment; one more, and we'd have 100!"

"We'd have won that game, if the roof was on." 

"Each loss to Houston has been a nail-biter. Even if we don't win, we've been competitive!" 

"Regardless of what happens, our AL East Division champs deserve a parade down the Canyon of Heroes!"

"I've never been prouder of these Yankees than by the gracious way they accept defeat. No shenanigans. Pure class."

"You can't win with the umps and the roof against you!"

"Come winter, the Yankees should stand pat. This team is a proven winner!"

"Let's not worry about Aaron Judge, as long as Cashman and Boone are back!"

"In games under the normal roof, the Yankees should be 1-1."

"The Yanks lead MLB in postseason appearances, and this year they added to that impressive number. Someday, I'll look it up!"

"The Astros cheated again... with that roof!" 

"Houston, you better watch out, 'cause we're coming for you... next year!"


Mildred Lopez said...

"We made it past the wild card round! This team is really progressing!"

DickAllen said...

I’ll really looking forward to The Intern and Boooooone being given new, long-term contracts in the off season. They’ve both provided stability and leadership all season. They’ve kept the franchise highly profitable.

13bit said...

54 outs from oblivion.

Then the old "one door closes and another one opens" bullshit.

Hinkey Haines said...


ranger_lp said...

"We've played competitive baseball in spite of all the injuries we had...and having Joey Gallo on our roster for half the season..."

Joe Formerlyof Brooklyn said...

When Boone and Cashman speak with each other, is it roughly like Alibi Ike talking to himself in a mirror?

HoraceClarke66 said...

Yes, ranger, that's a certainty: "Look at all the injuries we had, on the pitching staff, in the outfield."


"We have the core of a terrific young team in place going forward."

HoraceClarke66 said...

And thanks to Hinkey Haines, here is a telling comparison from our brethren at the Start Spreading the News blog, specifically from Ed Botti:

"Following the 2019 season, a season in which the Astros knocked off the Yankees in the ALCS, and then were caught cheating, the following transpired prior to the 2020 season.

They were fined $5 million, the maximum allowed under MLB's constitution.
GM Jeff Luhnow was suspended for one year. Luhnow was then fired by the Astros.
Manager A.J. Hinch was suspended for one year. Hinch was then fired by the Astros.
The Astros forfeited their first and second round draft picks for 2020 and 2021.


Following the 2019 season they lost Star pitcher Gerrit Cole to the Yankees.
Following the 2020 Season, they lost Star Centerfielder George Springer.
Following the 2021 season they lost star pitcher Zach Greinke
Following the 2021 season they lost star shortstop Carlos Correa
During the 2022 season they lost Star outfielder Michael Brantley

So, since 2019 they lost their Manager, General Manager, 1st and 2nd round draft picks for 2020 and 2021, $5 million in working capital, 2 very established starting pitches, their starting centerfielder, their starting shortstop and their starting right fielder/DH.

Essentially, one could say they had been gutted.

Yet, after all of that they went to a World Series.

After all of that they out did Cashman and the Yankees.

How could that be?

They regrouped, brought up players from their system and plugged them in to key positions, and hired an excellent manager, spear headed by an excellent GM.

How is it possible, that during the same period of time, and given a 3-year head start, the Yankees are still chasing the Astros?

What did the Yankees do to take advantage of this window of opportunity?

They extended their manager’s contract, gutted their coaching staff, added an ace that was an Astro (so a net-net win), played their second baseman at shortstop, didn’t resign their established shortstop, traded their third baseman, released their left fielder, traded a starting pitcher, found a new closer, added a Gold Glove first baseman, added two starting pitchers (one who made the All-Star game), added 2 starting left fielders because one was a complete failure, added a new centerfielder, found a new catcher, found a new shortstop who is not a shortstop, and added many other depth pieces?

How could one team have gone through so much negativity and turmoil and come back better than ever after 3 seasons, while the other team fully armed and financially stable, finds themselves in the exact same position --- trying to catch the exact same team?

The answer is that many of the decisions made have proven to be bad and costly decisions, and the style of play forced upon them has proven to be effective against middle of the road teams during the regular season, but not elite teams during the playoffs.

All of that, and they still find themselves chasing the Astros."

Doug K. said...

"How could one team have gone through so much negativity and turmoil and come back better than ever after 3 seasons, while the other team fully armed and financially stable, finds themselves in the exact same position --- trying to catch the exact same team?"

Uh... Brian Cashman?

The Hammer of God said...

@Hoss, This guy Ed Botti is one of the true Yankee Prophets. He tells it like it is. Amen.

@Doug K. Cashman + major assist from Ebeneezer HAL, who appears to be hell bent on turning the New York Yankees, the greatest winning sports franchise in the world, into the biggest laughingstock in history.

JimmyEatsHotDogs said...

Until Yankees get a new GM Yankee fans will be viewing the " same movie different year scenario"! Nothing changes until Cashman is replaced.