• Quietest Yankees Spring Ever?

    Posted by on March 18th, 2017 · Comments (10)

    Lots of power.  Great pitching.  A record of 16-5.  No major injuries.  No squabbles.  It’s all good, right?

    Comments on Quietest Yankees Spring Ever?

    1. rankdog
      March 18th, 2017 | 4:26 pm

      The kids are doing well keeping most of us content. Better than watching a team full of overpaid vets struggle.

    2. March 18th, 2017 | 6:23 pm

      Most of the team is overpaid vets – except for Sanchez and Bird.

    3. Evan3457
      March 19th, 2017 | 5:46 am

      An exhibition season haiku”

      Spring training contests
      Matter just for injuries
      Pitchers most of all

    4. Evan3457
      March 19th, 2017 | 6:04 am

      Steve L. wrote:

      Most of the team is overpaid vets – except for Sanchez and Bird.

      Not so much. Not in the rotation. Not in the bullpen, except, arguably, Chapman. Well, Clippard, maybe. Half the lineup is 26 or younger. More than half if Judge starts.

      The number of overpaid vets dwindles year by year. Gardner might be leaving soon, and he isn’t really overpaid. Headley might follow. CC is probably gone after this year. Yanks are projected to be 3rd in payroll this year, first time they’ve been below 2nd in a long time.

    5. Greg H.
      March 19th, 2017 | 2:13 pm

      Not to mention our $20 million Fox Sports analyst will be gone next year.

    6. rankdog
      March 22nd, 2017 | 9:58 am

      Steve L. wrote:

      Most of the team is overpaid vets – except for Sanchez and Bird.

      Yes there are a few guys that fall into the above category, your day to day ST roster is loaded with young guys that will either play this year or soon to break in. Its enjoyable to watch guys perform and dream of them being a part of the next core. There has been a lot more of that than most ST camps.

    7. March 22nd, 2017 | 1:12 pm

      My prediction. Cashman doesn’t get renewed. Yankees hire a new GM. The Yankees go on to win World Series rings in 2018, 2019 and 2020 – led by Sanchez, Bird, Torres, Judge, and all the other current prospects.

      The new GM gets all the credit for the rings despite inheriting most of the team that won the championships.

      Now, THAT, would be karma baby!

    8. Evan3457
      March 23rd, 2017 | 5:25 pm

      Steve L. wrote:

      My prediction. Cashman doesn’t get renewed. Yankees hire a new GM. The Yankees go on to win World Series rings in 2018, 2019 and 2020 – led by Sanchez, Bird, Torres, Judge, and all the other current prospects.
      The new GM gets all the credit for the rings despite inheriting most of the team that won the championships.
      Now, THAT, would be karma baby!

      Maybe it would be karmic repayment for what Cashman inherited at the start of his tenure as GM.

      But I think Cashman and Hal have been together on the team’s long-term strategy and goals for so long, I think Cashman has a longer leash than that. I think Cashman will be renewed if:

      1) The Yankees remain on track to get until the reset number for the luxury tax by the end of next season, and

      2) The rebuild movement starts to show real dividends this year with the development of a couple more pieces.

      I have said a few times here that we don’t know if Cashman can rebuild (build) a team because the Yanks have never tried it while he was the GM. Well, they’ve been trying it for the last year or two, and so far, it’s going OK. I’ve also said the much more difficult part remains: turning a system full of talent into a multi-year legit title contender.

    9. LMJ229
      March 26th, 2017 | 7:36 pm

      Steve L. wrote:

      My prediction. Cashman doesn’t get renewed. Yankees hire a new GM. The Yankees go on to win World Series rings in 2018, 2019 and 2020 – led by Sanchez, Bird, Torres, Judge, and all the other current prospects.
      The new GM gets all the credit for the rings despite inheriting most of the team that won the championships.
      Now, THAT, would be karma baby!

      Love it! Now that would be sweet!

    10. LMJ229
      March 26th, 2017 | 7:44 pm

      Unless the team totally tanks, I don’t see Hal letting Cashman walk. I’ve never been a Cashman fan, but I have to admit, it looks as though he’s done a good job of rebuilding the team. Not that it makes up for all of the poor draft picks and terrible signings he’s made over the past 15 years but at least it appears we are headed in the right direction now.

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