• Phil Nevin

    Posted by on December 22nd, 2017 · Comments (0)

    Just saw an interview with him on the MLB Network show Hot Stove. Now, I kinda wish the Yankees had hired him as manager. Seems like a great baseball guy.

    The 2018 Yankees Are Stacked

    Posted by on December 18th, 2017 · Comments (7)

    In terms of talent and depth, this just may be the best Yankees team (in 2018) since…well, a really long time. They have it all. Offense? Really, we have to ask about it? Just stop…seriously. Defense? They should be OK. Starting pitching? The rotation is deep and talented. And, we know they have a great bullpen.

    That all said, it’s reasonable to have high expectations for the 2018 Yankees. They should finish first. At the least, they should win 91 games. And, it’s not being unfair to expect them to win 95 or more.

    If this team doesn’t win at least 91 games, it’s a failure. If they come in with closer to 85 wins, something has really gone wrong.

    If that does happen, I would assume it’s on Boone. And, then it’s on Cashman for hiring Boone.

    The whole Boone hiring smells of Cashman trying to prove that he is smart. And, we’ve seen that before…

    Yeah, I know “He traded for Stanton!” Well, yeah, and he signed Ellsbury too. And, sure “He drafted Judge!” Well yeah, he also drafted Kaprielian, Lindgren, Jagielo, Hensley, Bichette, Culver and a million other high pick duds. And, correct “He signed Tanaka!” Well, do we really want to talk about that…Kei Igawa, cough, cough…

    That’s the thing with Cashman. He’s the Chris Carter of GMs. Yeah, once in a while, he connects. But, he swings and misses A LOT.

    In any event, give him credit for putting together a SUPER roster for 2018. Now, if it goes wrong, and it’s because of Boone, then, once again, Cashman goes down on strikes.

    How To Acquire Manny Machado

    Posted by on December 14th, 2017 · Comments (4)

    Call up the Orioles and offer them Clint Frazier, Miguel Andujar and either Dellin Betances or Luis Cessa. That should do it.

    Yankees Trade Jaime Lannister

    Posted by on December 12th, 2017 · Comments (6)

    Too bad they had to throw in Bryan Mitchell. I thought he had David Phelp potential, at the worst.

    Giancarlo Stanton

    Posted by on December 9th, 2017 · Comments (20)

    Holy Crap. (More to come as the news gets more clear.)

    What I Took Away From The Boone Presser

    Posted by on December 8th, 2017 · Comments (3)

    One thing above all else stood out to me. And, I wasn’t the only one to note it:

    Boone … conceded that he was at his son’s football game when general manager Brian Cashman called to ask if he wanted to interview for the job.

    THIS, to me, speaks VOLUMES on what went down here.

    Boone didn’t throw his hat in the ring. Cashman asked him to do it. My guess is that Cash has been watching Boone on ESPN for years and building a big chubby for him. On the flip side, Boone was probably watching layoff after layoff at ESPN and thought “Here’s a possible landing spot for me. Even if I fail, I’m going to get paid for the next three years.”

    This whole thing is going to go up in flames, mark my words.

    The other thing I took away from the presser is that Aaron Boone does not give off a commanding vibe. Hell, for a guy whose media-ability was supposed to be a strength, he seems like he was out of his league speaking at the presser.

    Maybe I am wrong here? Time will tell. But, I sincerely feel that this was a mistake. Of course, it will never stick on Cashman – it never does.

    The Sinister Six

    Posted by on December 1st, 2017 · Comments (14)

    Aaron Boone, Carlos Beltran, Hensley Meulens, Rob Thomson, Eric Wedge and Chris Woodward.

    If it’s Wedge, Cashman has really lost his mind.

    I would go with Meulens (from this group). If that happens, Thomson probably walks. And, so be it.

    Some think Beltran, being last interviewed before they announced no more interviews, is the guy.
    Me? I think the New York press will eat him alive.