WharfRat wrote:Bring back Gene Michael, says I. He stood up to Steinbrenner. Cashman and his crew has become Steinbrenner's little monkey boys, I'm convinced.
WharfRat wrote:The Yankees built a dynasty with Stein because the baseball guys did their jobs and stood up to George when they had to (and Boggs helped too, of course).
Gene Michael was a great GM and Watson was not bad he was just the fall guy for '97. But these guys built the foundation without interference by Steinbrenner.
Vincent banned Steinbrenner from baseball in 1990 because of the whole Spira incident and even though he was reinstated in 1993 he wasn't involved in baseball operations until 1995.
From '90-'95 w/o Steinbrenner's involvement Michaels built that team that went on the run from '96-'00.
Cashman may be a great GM but we'll probably never know until he gets canned and goes to another team. King George is almost certainly calling the shots again. Welcome to the '80s.