• It’s November 20th, 2013 In Yankeeland

    Posted by on November 20th, 2013 · Comments (6)

    Today, are the Yankees any better, or worse, than the 85-win team they were in 2013?

    Yes, it’s early. But, when does it become a timely question…and, when is it too late?

    Comments on It’s November 20th, 2013 In Yankeeland

    1. #15
      November 20th, 2013 | 1:16 pm

      Let me be the first to blame A-Rod for ruining the ’14 season. The Yankees need to know how much cash they have to work with, and this drawn out hearing is prohibiting them from advancing their conversations with prospective free agents. Can’t believe MLB agreed to such a long break before the defense mounted it’s case. Someone in charge of the process needs to push the gas pedal and get this resolved.

    2. #15
      November 20th, 2013 | 1:17 pm
    3. Greg H.
      November 20th, 2013 | 1:49 pm

      Right now worse, but with tons of variables. Adding A-rod is just the icing on the cake.

    4. Mr. October
      November 20th, 2013 | 9:36 pm

      #15 wrote:

      Let me be the first to blame A-Rod for ruining the ’14 season.

      I disagree. The 2014 season (or the 2011-14 seasons) wasn’t ruined by one player; this organization has been in decline for years.

      Cashman wants to bring Ibanez back at the age of 42, after replacing him last year with Hafner? He wants to re-sign Kuroda at the age of 39 to a one-year contract for the third year in a row? He wants to sign Beltran at the age of 37 to a three-year contract, because of the lack of production of his rightfielder in 2013 at the age of 39? The starting left-fielder will be 38?

      Posada retired in 2011, and the catcher is Francisco Cervelli? Rivera retired in 2013, and Soriano is closing games in Washington while the organization is not convinced Robertson is the person to succeed Rivera? There is no one to replace the shortstop at the age of 40? Three-fifths (3/5) of the starting rotation is TBD? Cashman is counting on another Japanese pitcher, and there is not even a posting system in place?

      You can’t blame Rodriguez for this mess.

    5. #15
      November 20th, 2013 | 10:26 pm

      @ Mr. October:
      I agree A-Rod isn’t to blame for the mess; but he’s definitely inhibiting attempts to improve an admittedly bad situation.

    6. Mr. October
      November 21st, 2013 | 8:22 pm

      #15 wrote:

      A-Rod’s definitely inhibiting attempts to improve an admittedly bad situation.

      @ #15:
      Well, Rodriguez is doing this, not for himself, but for his daughters, and also for both Major League Baseball in general, and baseball players in particular. I’m certain he regrets the effect this is having on Cashman’s ability to field a “world championship-calibre” team with less than $189 mil., but Rodriguez is more concerned with the bigger picture and is making a stand on the basis of principle, and rightfully so.

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