• Why Not Willie Randolph For The Next G.M. Of The Yankees?

    Posted by on May 12th, 2014 · Comments (4)

    Brian Cashman’s contract as G.M. of the Yankees is up after this season. Should the Yankees not bring him back, why not consider Willie Randolph as his replacement?

    Randolph had a near Hall of Fame career as a player. He’s also been a coach and a manager at the Major League level. Clearly, he knows the game. And, during the 1993 season, Willie Randolph served as Assistant General Manager of the Yankees – so, he’s got some front office experience. He also knows New York and is not going to melt in front of the media.

    “Willow” is more more like Stick Michael and Bob Watson – who were the Yankees G.M.’s before Cashman.

    Put it this way: Looking at Cashman’s track record over the last decade, could Randolph do any worse?

    Comments on Why Not Willie Randolph For The Next G.M. Of The Yankees?

    1. Mr. October
      May 12th, 2014 | 4:45 pm

      Steve L. wrote:

      … Looking at Cashman’s track record over the last decade, could Randolph do any worse?

      If an autonomous Randolph is given the highest payrolls in the American League by $40-100 million in each season from 2015-24, I think he could win one (1) pennant…

    2. LMJ229
      May 12th, 2014 | 11:23 pm

      The Yankees can certainly afford to make their GM the highest paid executive in baseball and offer the prestige that comes with the Yankee brand. So why not go out and get the best available? Please let’s get someone who actually knows how to build a team and can evaluate talent instead of the schmuck GM we have now who keeps trying to plug holes by overpaying guys who are well past their prime.

    3. May 13th, 2014 | 7:39 am

      @ LMJ229:
      I hear what you are saying. But, there’s really no need to overpay. There are 30 of these jobs and probably 100 qualified with the skills to excel. That’s another reason why it’s a sin that the Yankees have a joker of a GM and they are paying him SO MUCH.

    4. Raf
      May 13th, 2014 | 1:01 pm

      It would be neat to see Willie as Yankees GM.

      @ Steve L.:
      @ LMJ229:
      http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/yankees/post/_/id/73392/yankees-shifting-philosophy-on-defense

      “We consider [The Yankees] a smart organization… But we do think they’re a progressive organization… Way more than people think.” – Astros GM Jeff Luhnow

      “We’re an organization that embraces all information…” Assistant GM Billy Eppler

      The Yankees are fine.

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