Agreed...teh Yanks must rebuild the farm system and there would have been no better way than to start with this years amatuer draft. Well as the ongoing trend continues George had one of his "Tampa Bay geniuses" run the draft and they screwed it up again. David Oppenheim dropped the ball. MLB scouts rank the Yanks as having a dirt poor draft. As long as George has this fetish with his incompetent Tampa advisors, the Yanks will continur to sink and become a team of junk. Remember, it was this ingenious Tampa regime that gave us Womack, Sheffield over Vlad, overpaid Pavano (I still like him but just think he needs to adjust a lil to the AL. He's adequate and not as bad as he's looked), signed Jeter and Bernie to L-T contracts late as opposed to early thus they became more expensive, let Mark Prior slip away over a measley 100,000 but then agian gave 1,000,000 plus to every Cuban player that defected to the US proclaiming "Viva Los Yankees". Until George finally tells his infalliable Tampa Folks "your Fired" the Yanks will die a slow death. There are alot of very very shrewd baseball folks in the game however George thinks he has the market in them and the one man he should heed advice from Gene Micheal is on his shit list for some reason. What credentials do Billy Connors (pitching guru???), David Oppenheim and even Doc Gooden have that they should have such weight in management and scouting decisions over Micheal? I think their qualifications are "Yes Sir George", "that's a great idea George", "I totally agree with you 110% George" and "can I please kiss your ass many times over George so you keep me in your posse George". I think it's time that George, for all the good he has done for the Yankees, just goes away for good. For all his good done he has also become a very devisive force leading the Yanks.
It's not just the Tradition.....its Aura and Mystique