When you are promoting Andrew Miller and making a run at Chase Headley, you might as well tell your fans you’re going to try really hard to finish in third place next season.
Brian Cashman has holes to fill. He doesn’t have the farm talent to fill them all, or leverage for a trade. So that leaves free agency. It’s the Yankees’ way.
There is no shortage of reaction to Alex Rodriguez’s situation returning to the Yankees, unless of course you’re waiting to hear from A-Rod himself. That day will come.
It looks like it might be the status quo for the Yankees next season. As far as general manager Brian Cashman’s job goes, it appears the Steinbrenners will try to bring him back in 2015.
And if you need more proof that the Yankees’ ship is tanking, a Steinbrenner spouted off on Wednesday. Well, to the extent that the way more laconic Hal does these days.
Steinbrenner said he will wait until after the season to turn his attention to a new deal for Cashman, whose contract is expiring. Cashman has been the Yankees’ general manager since 1998.
Sounding much like his late father, Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner says his team’s offense has to snap out of its funk. A-Rod in the lineup would be nice right about now.
It was not quite said with his father’s famed intensity, but the message was the same. A Steinbrenner is not happy with the Yankees.
He’ll get you the sports any way that he can. We’re talking about Francesa, who owns the No. 8 spot on the Daily News’ list of the “50 Most Powerful People” in Gotham’s sports landscape.
“I’m pretty content with our infield right now,” Steinbrenner said. “I think guys like Anna and Solarte have been pleasant surprises. Kelly Johnson has been good. Derek’s healthy. So far, so good, but it’s early.”
The Bombers were a distant second at $199 million, ending their streak of six straight openers above the $200 million mark.
It seems the Yankees were steadfast in their budgetary discipline. Until they weren’t. And thank goodness for that. Not only are we spoiled Yankees fans better off, but so is baseball.
Has Alex Rodriguez accepted his fate? A-Rod says his 162-game suspension could be considered “a favor” despite filing a lawsuit against MLB and its players’ union in an attempt to overturn it.
Hal Steinbrenner says A-Rod is “a great player,” but the Yankees’ managing general partner wouldn’t discuss the third baseman’s possible return to the team following a season-long suspension.
You may not recognize the new team, but you’ll probably recognize the result: just short of 90 wins, just short of the playoffs, way short of expectations.