• Cash: No Excuses

    Posted by on September 27th, 2005 · Comments (4)

    From the Washington Times:

    The little team that could? Not with their $200 million payroll, the omniscience, impatience and bombast of owner George Steinbrenner and the pinstriped arrogance inherent in their name.

    Still, the New York Yankees have had much to overcome this season. They had their worst start since 1966. Their high-priced pitching staff was torn apart by injuries. They lost a three-game series to the horrid Kansas City Royals.

    Yet the Yankees (92-64) have persisted.

    “And before all these injuries, which you can use as an excuse but which I refuse to do, we were healthy and full strength and playing like [garbage],” general manager Brian Cashman said. “We lost three in Kansas City earlier in the year. There’s no excuse for that.”

    And, if the Yankees should not make the post-season this year, Cashman is right. It’s not because of injuries – most of those injured were nicely replaced. It will be the result of playing like “garbage” in the first 30-or-so games of the season.

    Good call Brian.

    Comments on Cash: No Excuses

    1. Bozo
      September 27th, 2005 | 3:57 pm

      Addition by subtraction, would the Yankees be in it if Pavano hadn’t gotten injured? If Cano hadn’t been brought up to replace Womack? What about Giambi’s resurgence, Tino’s job carrying the Yankees in June? This is a very different team from the one that started the season.

      BTW, how bad is Pavano’s injury? Is there any truth to the reports that he’s wussing out?

    2. Raf
      September 27th, 2005 | 4:26 pm

      Even if he were wussing out, it’s good that he stays on the shelf.

    3. September 27th, 2005 | 4:31 pm

      Last I heard, there was still some question towards the legit-ness of his complaints.

    4. Raf
      September 28th, 2005 | 1:01 pm

      Last I heard, there was still some question towards the legit-ness of his complaints.
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      I wouldn’t be suprised, but after 1987 (Rickey Henderson), I’ll give the player the benefit of the doubt.

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