• Romulus & Remus Steinbrenner Have First Clash?

    Posted by on December 28th, 2007 · Comments (2)

    From Joel Sherman -

    Hank Steinbrenner has continued to suggest the Yanks are in play for Santana, and a sense has percolated of a tug-of-war between Steinbrenner’s willingness to surrender top youngsters and GM Brian Cashman’s reluctance. But multiple sources say the media has focused on the wrong son of George Steinbrenner. These sources say Hal Steinbrenner is most responsible for dictating financial policy and does not want to spend the dollars in salary and luxury tax (nearly $30 million annually) necessary for Santana.

    This makes me think of what I wrote back on July 8, 2005 – yes, in 2005:

    My biggest fear: After George, this thing becomes something like the Wellington and Tim Marra situation and it becomes so ugly and dysfunctional that it impacts the team in a negative way – and the Yankees become like the football Giants (meaning a team with a great and devoted fan-base, lots of revenue, but one that rarely has the best team in the league or wins).

    So, is this Santana speed bump the first sign of the Brothers Big Stein pulling a Marra?

    Comments on Romulus & Remus Steinbrenner Have First Clash?

    1. MJ
      December 28th, 2007 | 1:43 pm

      Warren Buffett should buy the Yanks. He’s plenty rich and he’s a Yankee fan. It’ll spare us any infighting among the sons of Frankenstein and keep us tied to a wealthy man who spends to make.

    2. Raf
      December 28th, 2007 | 3:56 pm

      So, is this Santana speed bump the first sign of the Brothers Big Stein pulling a Marra?
      ==========
      It could be… Having said that, the way a baseball team is run is much different than a football team.

      It’s not about the amount of money spent, it’s how wisely it’s spent.

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