• 73-75

    Posted by on July 11th, 2016 · Comments (13)

    Yup, since August 1st of last year, the New York Yankees are 73-75.

    In fact, since June of 2013, they are 269-251 (which is just .517 baseball).

    So, yeah, they are 44-44 at the All-Star break of 2016. But, based on what we have seen in the past, combined with this year, why would a reasonable person expect them to win more than 37 more games this year?

    Sell, Yankees. Sell.

    Comments on 73-75

    1. KPOcala
      July 12th, 2016 | 2:24 am

      When you look at the way the Yankees have added talent, lately, it’s “perplexing”. They Could have had Daniel Murphy, Johnny Cueto, Ben Zobrist, “others” who could have fit in with today’s aging “core” without breaking the bank. “Sure things”, no, but not through the roof expensive. They literally could have rebuilt on the “fly”, made more money, and fielded a more competitive team, one that with a couple of tweaks could be contenders. And they sure as hell would be less desperate in the eyes of other GMs. BTW, former Yankees Russell Martin and Austin Jackson seem to have withered (Jackson over a number of years), so “kudo”s for Cashman. And if I’d dug deeper, I could have easily come up with other reasonable players to have augmented the squad. The “More Profit Mandate” from Hal, HAS to be part of the problem. Well, tough for the fans…………

    2. July 12th, 2016 | 7:24 pm

      “Kudo’s, that’s setting the bar pretty low. Russell Martin wasn’t what the Yanks had hoped for when they signed him, so they let him go. Big deal, who around here was in favor of keeping him. Austin Jackson was traded in a three way deal, the Yanks also gave up Ian Kennedy (Arizona) who went 52-36 over the years Granderson was with the Yanks. Jackson had some decent years with the Tigers, but the prize in the package was Max Scherzer sent from Arizona to the Tigers.

    3. KPOcala
      July 14th, 2016 | 1:09 pm

      Yankee Plan for the “future”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2ukRYsYPmo

    4. Evan3457
      July 14th, 2016 | 9:12 pm

      If they sell, they certainly won’t win another 37 games.
      The 2nd half schedule is brutal in any case.

    5. KPOcala
      July 15th, 2016 | 2:15 pm

      I’d love to see Hal step aside and give Cashman a chance to show if he’s really a good GM. I think he’s “decent” at worst, but given his group of bosses, his feet are never really held to the fire…..

    6. Evan3457
      July 16th, 2016 | 1:31 am

      KPOcala wrote:

      I’d love to see Hal step aside and give Cashman a chance to show if he’s really a good GM. I think he’s “decent” at worst, but given his group of bosses, his feet are never really held to the fire…..

      I’d be interested to see what can be done, if, for the first time in living memory, the Yanks become “sellers”.

    7. Raf
      July 16th, 2016 | 3:29 am

      @ Evan3457:
      1989 was probably the last time the Yankees were sellers.

    8. jgibbs41
      July 16th, 2016 | 12:37 pm

      Cashman’s long standing relationships with the media enable him to float his own heroic narrative. We believe he is being held back, even undermined by ownership. How do we know that? Cashman and his acolytes are the media’s “sources.” He’s the one who 3 contracts ago angrily vowed to change the image of him the media supposedly held. He chafed under the accurate portrayal of a functionary who basically did the legwork for George’s edicts. But the results are the best evidence: bad drafting, failed development of prospects, few impactful trades and, oddly enough, most of the mistakes are blamed on Hal, Levine or Mark “Scapegoat” Newman. Recent stories or propaganda released to selected members of the media by his camp were: 1. alleged attempt to trade for Miggy before ARod’s re-signing 2. alleged trade proposal of Pedro and/or Vlad for Jeter by Expos 3. alleged recommendation to trade Cano in 2013 before he left as FA. #1 was never substantiated, #2 didn’t happen because the dates are all wrong and we only have the Cashman camp’s word for #3. If we are to believe Cashman’s camp then he’s been reduced to a glorified go-fer in the organization. And we are supposed to think he’d have done anything differently if he were just “allowed” to do his titled job?

    9. Evan3457
      July 16th, 2016 | 4:17 pm

      Raf wrote:

      @ Evan3457:
      1989 was probably the last time the Yankees were sellers.

      You’re right. So it was within living memory.

    10. Raf
      July 25th, 2016 | 1:08 pm

      And so it begins. Chapman to the Cubs.

    11. Evan3457
      July 25th, 2016 | 2:19 pm

      Raf wrote:

      And so it begins. Chapman to the Cubs.

      Yep.
      And all things considered, I think the Yanks did very well in the deal.

    12. redbug
      July 25th, 2016 | 5:11 pm

      Evan3457 wrote:

      Raf wrote:
      And so it begins. Chapman to the Cubs.
      Yep.
      And all things considered, I think the Yanks did very well in the deal.

      Probably so…one never knows w/ prospects. But, getting Chapman at a discount and trading for a well-regarded prospect is good work. Buy low, sell high.

    13. Evan3457
      July 25th, 2016 | 5:56 pm

      redbug wrote:

      Evan3457 wrote:
      Raf wrote:
      And so it begins. Chapman to the Cubs.
      Yep.
      And all things considered, I think the Yanks did very well in the deal.
      Probably so…one never knows w/ prospects. But, getting Chapman at a discount and trading for a well-regarded prospect is good work. Buy low, sell high.

      McKinney is also being bought low. Maybe his knee problem finishes him as a prospect, but the Cubs have so many outfield options, both short and long-term, that they didn’t feel they needed him.

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