toledomudhens wrote:"THE BRAND" died when george died, these brothers are runing everything....as a die hard yankee fan i want nothing more than too see cano in our lineup for the next 7 years.But bad contracts and this mentality that the brothers have of the luxury tax threshold, are going to really make signing cano to a deal he and boras want.....it hurts me to say it so much....But we need to trade him to a contenter, and get some serious talented youngsters ready to go....we cant keep going with jeter, ichiro, youk, arod, tex.....there old age pensions are about to kick in any time now....we need a 3 year plan...but agaiin...who could trade for him? who has the prospects?
I think it's ironic you say the brand died with George and then condemn Hal for bad contracts. George was the king of bad contracts and the last championship the Yankees won was built by Hal and Cashman, not George. If anything I think the Yankees are in much better hands with Hal and Cashman running the show than they ever were with George calling the shots (provided this spending cut is indeed temporary.)
You're calling for a 3-year plan but that is exactly what KimbosBeard described above. Three of the five players you just mentioned have 2 or less years on their deals. Dumping A-Rod and Tex is fine in theory but pretty much an impossibility. Your only suggestion seems to be to get rid of Cano...maybe the only guy on the team worth
paying big money. And that's not to say whatever contract he gets will be great for its' duration...it likely will become a bad deal down the road like most other 6+ year contracts. But that's the price of doing business, and the Yankees are the last team in the world who should complain about it since they are the least affected by it.