but cashman isnt to blame for having to lower to 189, he may have made blunders or not better prepared for this before but its hard to do so when everyone wants big talent, everyone saw the yankees as an unlimited bank account so they signed them to long term contracts now cashman is forced to play bargain GM even if you think his moves are dumb he is not the culprit of the expensive old team.
no matter what GM they bring we would be stuck on getting band aids, i dont get the point, we cant trade teix, arod, cc, jeter, trade value of guys that we can trade granderson and hughes wouldnt net us enough to fill the needs we do have, trading away the small amount of prpospects we do have for a temp fix just hurts us down the road, trading cano would be the ideal move but it would be a PR hit and the yankee brass wont allow it
so I think people here are very unrealistic in how we are really stuck.
management wont say we are, they wont say hey, we are low on money and moves, they will play the We are the yankees card look out for us, we are still capable of a lot, but they really cant.
So any suggestion that is brought up in a forum is useless cause you guys are just fans not scouts or executives that work for the yankees and theres no quick easy fix but to wait it out.
I love what they are doing stop paying guys that aren't worth it! We need a right handed hitter, to bad we didn't get Hunter but the same time we need to get younger! Hopefully winter meetings lead to someone. Go Yanks!
ten year deals for everyone!
30 Team Stadium Checklist: 10 to go
1) Yankees 2) Orioles 3) Rays 4) Red Sox 5) Mets 6) Braves 7) Phillies 8) Nationals 9) Marlins 10) Pirates 11) Padres 12) Astros 13) Mariners 14) Twins 15) Cubs 16) White Sox 17) Cardinals 18) Indians 19) Tigers 20) Royals
can it be 2014 already
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the other thing is a lot of people are using the argument that if george were still alive this wouldn't happen because he only cared about winning and not making money. that's not entirely true. george knew if he could create the biggest brand name in sports he would make more money than he knew what to do with. so while throwing money away on a luxury tax is a bad business model, so is diminishing the product your selling. I don't live in new york so in the end I could care less, but it does piss me off in a way that they're planning on making the same amount of money while reducing the quality of the team. Again, I'm all for getting under 189, but they got to do a better job of doing it than this.
Yankees never wanted Martin, I think
The year Hamilton hits free agency is the year the Yankees cannot spend. I smell conspiracy!