• FOX Ready To Buy Yankees?

    Posted by on April 7th, 2014 · Comments (21)

    Source: Going on nothing more than a recurring rumor from high places, FOX, now the majority owner of YES, is prepared to buy the Yankees.

    Now, wouldn’t that be interesting?

    And, while CBS was a bad trip, back in the day, I doubt this could be any worse than the Levine-Trost-Cashman run Yankees.

    Comments on FOX Ready To Buy Yankees?

    1. MJ Recanati
      April 7th, 2014 | 8:56 am

      This would be way worse than whatever you think of Levine-Trost-Cashman. Corproate ownership generally doesn’t work in pro sports, especially when the ownership is a public company whose shareholders don’t have patience for anything but tight budgets and big margins.

      Be careful what you wish for here.

    2. April 7th, 2014 | 9:51 am

      If so, then, FOX could be a platform for a better owner after them. Anything to get rid of what have now, is better.

    3. MJ Recanati
      April 7th, 2014 | 10:09 am

      @ Steve L.:
      That’s absurd. Why would the next owner be better just because FOX buys and then sells the company?

    4. April 7th, 2014 | 11:36 am

      @ MJ Recanati:
      It’s at least a chance they could be better. Seeing what we have now, I would be willing to take that chance.

    5. Raf
      April 7th, 2014 | 12:37 pm

      “We had to destroy the village in order to save it.”

    6. Mr. October
      April 7th, 2014 | 2:15 pm

      Steve L. wrote:

      Anything to get rid of what have now, is better.

      Agreed.

    7. Mr. October
      April 7th, 2014 | 2:21 pm

      Raf wrote:

      “We had to destroy the village in order to save it.”

      We have to get rid of the village idiot in order to save the franchise: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/kooky-cashman-claim-yanks-gm-plotted-mistress-suit-claims-article-1.1235442

      “…’The gang’s plan, while shocking and outrageous, seemed to be concocted and executed by the Three Stooges rather than a physician, a law firm and a sports executive,. the suit claims…”

      Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/kooky-cashman-claim-yanks-gm-plotted-mistress-suit-claims-article-1.1235442#ixzz2yE4UPfPL

    8. tanzo
      April 7th, 2014 | 2:33 pm

      I lived through the CBS years! How many championships did the team win during that time???
      ZERO!! Went 10 years with utter frustration. Gibbs at catcher, Amaro at ss, Clarke at 2B and pepitone in CF. He led the team with 64 RBI’s. Won about 80 games each year.

    9. Mr. October
      April 7th, 2014 | 2:56 pm

      tanzo wrote:

      I lived through the CBS years! How many championships did the team win during that time???
      ZERO!!

      Or ONLY ONE fewer than the number of championships Team Cashman has won in the last 10 years…

    10. tanzo
      April 7th, 2014 | 3:08 pm

      yea, but they haven’t finished near the bottom for the 10 years like CBS did. Do you really think that FOX would spend 250 million like the yankees just did??

    11. MJ Recanati
      April 7th, 2014 | 3:39 pm

      tanzo wrote:

      Do you really think that FOX would spend 250 million like the yankees just did??

      Doubtful.

      NewsCorp owned the Dodgers for a few years and did a terrible job with that team. Why would they be better owners this time around?

    12. tanzo
      April 7th, 2014 | 4:00 pm

      Just looking at the last 15 years, yankees were in 6 WS and won 4 of them.
      Other teams with multiple appearances in those 15 years are Red Sox with 3 WS appearances and 3 Championships. Cards 4 WS and 2 championships. Giants with 3 WS and 2 Championships, Phils with 2 WS and one Championship and Rangers with 2 WS appearances. I would venture to say that the Yankees have been the most successful team in these last 15 years.

    13. Mr. October
      April 7th, 2014 | 8:59 pm

      tanzo wrote:

      Do you really think that FOX would spend 250 million like the yankees just did??

      If FOX spent $200-40 mil. per year for 10 years and won only one (1) A.L. Pennant (playing .490 postseason baseball), do you think FOX would not hold the GM accountable? Doubtful.

      tanzo wrote:

      Just looking at the last 15 years, yankees were in 6 WS and won 4 of them.

      Let’s forget about the years when teams built by Gene Michael were fielded. How many A.L. Pennants were won from 2005-13 while this franchise outspent Boston by approx. $600 million, or more and most other franchises by approx. $1 billion or more? One. One A.L. Pennant…

      Brian Cashman. The Yankee Swordsman (http://nypost.com/2012/02/10/cashmans-alleged-stalker-tells-of-yankees-gms-sexual-prowess/), was given complete autononmy of this organization in 2005-06, so there is nothing arbitrary about those dates.

      tanzo wrote:

      I would venture to say that the Yankees have been the most successful team in these last 15 years.

      I would venture to say that the Yankees have not been one of the most successful teams in the last ten (10) years… And the 2014 Edition of Team Cashman is not of of the top teams in MLB, despite have the second-highes payroll at $204-11 million.

    14. Raf
      April 7th, 2014 | 10:55 pm

      Mr. October wrote:

      We have to get rid of the village idiot in order to save the franchise: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/kooky-cashman-claim-yanks-gm-plotted-mistress-suit-claims-article-1.1235442
      “…’The gang’s plan, while shocking and outrageous, seemed to be concocted and executed by the Three Stooges rather than a physician, a law firm and a sports executive,. the suit claims…”
      Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/kooky-cashman-claim-yanks-gm-plotted-mistress-suit-claims-article-1.1235442#ixzz2yE4UPfPL

      Village idiot?

      On one hand we have Brian Cashman
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Cashman

      “During Cashman’s tenure as Ass’t GM and VP/General Manager, the Yankees have won seven American League pennants and five World Series championships.”

      On the other hand, we have Mr. October
      http://waswatching.com/2014/02/02/house-cleaning/
      “Kamieniecki, PHMDen, Mr. October, Goose, McMillan, Sweet Lou, and Ricketson – please pick one user name and only use that one when commenting on this forum. Otherwise, we’ll just have to block your IP from commenting completely. Thank you.”

      By the way, I couldn’t care less about Cashman’s extramarital activities. You must have me confused with Steve Lombardi. I’ll leave it to the two of you to obsess over that particular topic.

    15. piplom
      April 7th, 2014 | 10:56 pm

      Unbelievable. I love the Yankees, but sometimes I wonder about you guys. The Yankees have missed the playoffs TWICE since 1995, and you can actually say “nothing can be worse than Levine-Trost-Cashman?” Jeez, does this fanbase produce some whiners. Try trading places with the Mets, guys.

    16. Raf
      April 7th, 2014 | 10:57 pm

      tanzo wrote:

      I would venture to say that the Yankees have been the most successful team in these last 15 years.

      Most normal people would.

    17. April 7th, 2014 | 11:39 pm

      The Steinbrenner’s are rich, selling the team at this point makes them wealthy. There is no question in my mind that the family has been working at putting together a deal for the last few years. In all of this there are a lot of moving parts and a deal of this size takes time. It’s not about the Yankees being better or worse off it is inevitable.

      With respect to FOX, I think last winter was all about FOX, the Yankees are a TV product and the team needed to be jazzed up. Media companies owning teams are a natural progression, the games are programming, and better still the games are experienced by most of the audience in real time making ad time more valuable.

    18. Mr. October
      April 8th, 2014 | 8:18 pm

      Raf wrote:

      I’ll leave it to the two of you to obsess over that particular topic.

      This topic? http://deadspin.com/5845140/the-photos-of-yankees-gm-brian-cashman-that-broke-up-a-marriage

      The person worried most about a change in ownership (after Brian Cashman) must be the woman receiving $90,000.00 per month in alimony payments from Cashman; those payments might be substantially reduced with Cashman returning to work in his previous occupation:

      “… pro baseball’s demand for nearsighted Division III second basemen is limited. A summer job driving a UPS truck had Cashman figuring he’d join the delivery company after graduation. His father had a better idea. John Cashman was a horse trader… and he’d become [a close personal friend and business associate or partner] with racehorse owner George Steinbrenner. A résumé was passed, and [Brian Cashman] was hired full-time…”

      And the rest, unfortunately, is history…

    19. Mr. October
      April 8th, 2014 | 8:20 pm

      piplom wrote:

      The Yankees have missed the playoffs TWICE since 1995, and you can actually say “nothing can be worse than Levine-Trost-Cashman?”

      No one said anything about “Levine-Trost-Michael.” The Yankees have missed the A.L.C.S. EIGHT times since 2005; 2014 will be NINE. What changed in 2005?

      http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/28/sports/baseball/28cashman.html?_r=0

      “…’I'm the general manager, and everybody within the baseball operations department reports to me,’ [Cashman] said. ‘That’s not how it has operated recently…’”

      This team seemed to have won a lot more from 1995-2004, when there were people within the baseball operations department reporting to someone with a three-digit I.Q…

      piplom wrote:

      Try trading places with the Mets, guys.

      Many of us would like to see Brian Cashman try trading places with a G.M. of a team with a $90 million payroll… That’s what many of us would like to see…

    20. Raf
      April 9th, 2014 | 7:26 pm

      Mr. October wrote:

      This topic? http://deadspin.com/5845140/the-photos-of-yankees-gm-brian-cashman-that-broke-up-a-marriage

      “Brian Cashman has done a great job for us, and we want him to be with the Yankees for a long time.” – NY Yankees team spokesman.

      Mr. October wrote:

      Many of us…

      Kamieniecki, PHMDen, Mr. October, Goose, McMillan, Sweet Lou, and Ricketson?

    21. Mr. October
      April 10th, 2014 | 3:19 pm

      Raf wrote:

      “Brian Cashman has done a great job for us, and we want him to be with the Yankees for a long time.” – NY Yankees team spokesman.

      “I think Brian Cashman is the best general manager in baseball…” – Randy L. Levine, Dec. 15, 2003.

      “I’m not going to get into [whether or not there's a chance Brian Cashman's job is in jeopardy]… Joe Girardi is an excellent manager. Cashman is a very good GM. Leave it at that.” – Randy L. Levine, Aug. 8, 2013.

      “… Fugazy, owner of a limousine company in Manhattan who has been an intermediary for Mr. Steinbrenner in talks [to purchase Roosevelt Raceway], said that in addition to Mr. Steinbrenner’s family, the investors would probably include… John Cashman Jr., chairman of Castleton Farms in Lexington, Ky., one of the largest horse farms in the country….”

      http://www.nytimes.com/1988/09/09/nyregion/steinbrenner-group-offers-50-million-for-westbury-track.html

      … And less than 10 years later, John Cashman, Jr.’s 30-year old son would be named the G.M. of Mr. Steinbrenner’s MLB franchise, and the second-youngest G.M. in MLB history…

      http://deadspin.com/5881346/dear-brian-cashman-i-am-wearing-your-pajama-pants-in-your-mistresss-living-room

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