This all goes back to the end of September 2008. That’s when Brian Cashman should have been given his walking papers. But, the Yankees extended his contract, again and again, and here we are in 2015.
Basically, if you are the usual age of a college senior, or younger, you have no actual memory of seeing the Yankees be a dominant, World Championship, type of team. (And, spare me the “What about 2009?” stuff. That was a gift. A perfect storm of things, including the chemistry or Anthony Bosch.)
Until the Yankees actually get an astute G.M., nothing will ever change. In baseball today, you can no longer outspend everyone – which is Cashman’s secret sauce. Other teams have money and are willing to spend these days.
Eighteen years of Cashman is enough. Need proof? Look at the last 15 years. Hey, look at the last NINE YEARS!
In those 9 years, the Yankees have finished first THREE TIMES. And, they’re not going to finish first next year either. Just watch.