I may be in the minority, but this is a disappointment. It's clear the Yankees need an overhaul after the ALCS embarrassment, but I think Cashman will do what is the norm lately - nothing.
Kuroda will be back, Pettitte will be back, the lineup won't be much different sans Swisher, they'll sign a few Chavez's and they'll throw out the same crap with the same result.
Post-George ownership really sucks.
I love how they want to reduce payroll under $189 million, when it's clear they are rolling in cash from all the Yankee games. They don't have the same commitment to the team and fans that George did. They're businessman, he was all passion.
One year is perfect. We don't know if he'll fall apart soon due to age.
Also, to the earlier argument, this absolutely deserves its own thread.
This is amazing news
This is great news. Now we just need to re sign Mo, Andy, and then go from there. It sure would be nice to trade for a guy like Alex Gordon... But i Don't see that happening. Hopefully cashman will give us a nice christmas gift this year.
Johnny Football For Heisman.
Passing- 273-400:3419 Yards, 24TD. Rushing- 1181 yards, 19 TD.
2013 Yanks 28-16
2012 Yanks 23-21
Runs per game: 4.29
AL Rank: 8th
AL Rank: 11th
Al Rank: 7th
AL Rank 4
Great news.. This just made my day..
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However, what changes as part of this "overhaul" do you propose? I agree, they need more contact hitters, but none are readily available on the free agent market that would allow the Yankees to stay committed to their $189 million payroll plan. Do you want to gut the farm system in an attempt to trade for some mid-20s players who will be close to a big payday? What other options do you propose? I'd love to hear your ideas.
There are plenty of good pitchers and hitters out there, which the Yankees won't spend money on. Yet they won't trade A-Rod, whose awful and makes $25 million a year. They have so many overpaid guys it's unbelievable.
You didn't provide me with any examples of "good pitchers and hitters," which is what I asked for. Sure, there are Hamilton and Greinke, but both have their faults for the kind of money they will be seeking, and I support not going after either. So who else do you propose Cashman going after for this "overhaul" you are calling for?
Very good signing and really helps the rotation heading into next season. Legit #2 starter.