This Is Cashman’s Yankes. So, Really, Why Should Yankees Fans Expect Anything From Their Team Going Forward?
The New York Yankees are 24-29 in their last 53 games. That’s 8 weeks of ugly baseball.
And, they are 11-16 in their last 27 games. That’s 4 weeks of terrible baseball.
There are now just 18 games left to the Yankees 2012 season. Why should we expect this team to play any better than they have in their last 27 or 53 games? When was the last time there was a sign that this Yankees team was any good? Back in mid-July?
And, let’s not forget that this Yankees team opened the season by going 21-21 in their first 42 games.
At this point, the only way the Yankees make the post-season this year is if they manage to back into it. And, even if they do, they’re not advancing very far – at all.
In October 2005, Brian Cashman was given full autonomy on running the Yankees. How have they done since that time? Let’s review:
2006: Yankees get fat winning a bunch of games against the Rays and Orioles, who suck, and finish first because there’s no competition in the A.L. East. And, they get whacked by the Tigers in the ALDS.
2007: Yankees finish second in the A.L. East and make the post-season as a wildcard team. And, they get stunned by the Indians in the ALDS.
2008: Yankees continue to go backwards – this time finishing third in the A.L. East and they do not make the playoffs.
2009: Cashman goes out and spends a half-billion dollars to get Sabathia, Burnett and Teixeira in their prime. Yanks finish first in the A.L. East – getting fat against the Jays and O’s who are terrible. In the post-season, thanks to Anthony Galea’s magic potion, A-Rod carries the Yankees to a World Series victory.
2010: Yankees finish second in the A.L. East and take the wildcard. They beat the Twins in the ALDS – the only franchise that a “Cashman” Yankees team has ever beaten in the ALDS – and lose the ALCS to the Rangers. And, if not for an 8th inning meltdown by the Rangers in Game 1 of the ALCS, Texas would have swept the Yankees.
2011: Yankees finish first in the AL. East – thanks to getting fat against the Orioles who suck and the Blue Jays who are mediocre. And, they fold up like a cheap suit against the Tigers in the ALDS.
2012: To date, the Yankees blow a 10-game lead in the A.L. East that was mostly derived from one mid-season hot streak where they got fat in inter-league play and find themselves fighting for their lives, trying to get any playoff sport, with just 18 games left in the season.
It’s the same old thing, year after year, the last seven years when it comes to “Cashman’s Yankees” sans that one season (2009) where he broke the bank and got a lift from the Canadian Dr. Feelgood. They win a lot of regular season games – which is an illusion because it’s bolstered by his team getting super fat when playing crappy teams – and then get exposed when they have to face a good team in the post-season.
And, at this point, it’s so freakin’ predictable that it’s beyond boring…and it’s annoying.
Please, somebody, make it stop.