Friday, January 29, 2010

Cashman Is Scaring Me


Brian Cashman made all the right moves last offseason. This year, it appears that his ego is getting the best of him. I'm not really sure why though. For a man who looks like a human raccoon, he should be a bit more humbled. Let me ask you a question: say I give you 7.5 million to sign a LF and a DH. You are coming off of a World Series championship so going bargain shopping for the Jerry Hairston's of the world is not really a viable option to your fanbase. You have to get at least a decent name who has some sort of track record. With the way baseball finances are changing, you can get some solid value for these two spots. You have two options:

Option 1: You give Nick Johnson 5.5 million and Randy Winn 2 mill. OR...
Option 2: You give Jim Thome the 1.5 million that he got from Minnesota and Johnny Damon 6 million.

IN WHAT WORLD WOULD YOU EVER GO WITH OPTION ONE!!! Nick Johnson sucks. He sucked when he was a Yankee 6-7 years ago. And he's always hurt. Randy Winn? Oh, you mean the 35 year old who has the longest streak of never playing in the postseason? Yeah, I want that guy. Oh, but he's a "plus defender" in the outfield. Who gives a fuck.

Look, I'm no baseball savant, but I do know that Jim Thome would hit 40 home runs behind A-Rod in that stadium. He's a great guy and probably deserves to retire with a ring. He has earned that. He should not be wasting his life in Minneapolis waiting to get swept out of the playoffs.

But I really don't understand entirely why Cashman is treating Johnny Damon the way that he is. He is a great guy and the Yankees would have absolutely not won the world series three months ago without him. So why jerk him around? I really think it's because of his agent. The Yankees are tired of dealing with Scott Boras and all of his scheister negotiating tactics. I do like the hard line that they have with him. But come on, Damon was SIMPLY DAMONIC last year. He earned another year. Now he's going to end up toiling away in Oakland, Detroit, or Cincinnati. And just wait, once the Randy Winn/Brett Gardner LF poo-poo platter proves to be a massive failure, Cash will be doing everything he can to trade for Johnny. Idiot.

At least the Granderson and Vazquez trades actually helped the team. Don't get me wrong, the Yankees are still going to win the World Series with relative ease again this year, but it would be nice if they did it with people I actually want to root for.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

G$--I am surprised as well, that they have been jerking Damon around, and that they went after two, "borderline" major league players, when they could have had at the same price, a future HOF, and a guy with a pair of rings (though he can't throw to save his life)....

Boras is definately the reason they are dragging thier feet with JD....it's really a wonder how Scott Boras, hasn't been jumped in a parking lot, and beaten to within an inch of his life, but a MLB owners "croanie"!!

--LWM

Anonymous said...

Damon will be a Tiger. Boras loves dealing with them.

Prepare to be thoroughly disappointed with the declining Granderson. The tigers giving a shitload of $$ to Valverde shows the deal has nothing to do with a "fire sale"

Dut

Jeff said...

I think damon goes to cincy. The reds seem to be willing to shell out some dough this offseason to try and have and competitive team.

Jeff said...

And it would be nice to see that city get its hopes up for another team only to watch them crash and burn

Jeff said...

And it would be nice to see that city get its hopes up for another team only to watch them crash and burn

Mr. Ace said...

First of all, Damon isn't worth $6 mil, let alone the $13 mil he wanted...maybe 4.

I think them not getting Thome was worse than letting Damon get away.

Anonymous said...

Thome was a turd last year! Did he hit over .200?

Dut

GMoney said...

The Reds apparently would rather have Orlando Cabrera over Damon. What a terrible organization.

Damon hit 28 homers last year and won a ring. I believe that Adrian Beltre is getting 10 mill this year coming off of a busted nut.

Mr. Ace said...

In other baseball related news... http://deadspin.com/5459234/the-backup-catcher-the-nba-journeymans-wife-and-the-gropey-grandpa

Apparently the Lairds like to get rowdy and rape women.

Go Tigers!

Tony B. said...

Great point G$- how the hell did Adrian Beltre get $10 mil? Damon is probably worth $6 mil if that's what Beltre is going for. The Randy Winn signing was terrible.