TheYanks04 wrote:Like the Bond's apologists, steroids apologists, the NY Haters, etc., around here, you have do what you do best...And as long as Clueless Brian is being paid 3 M a year to sit on his hands and do nothing to fix the mess he himself created I will be a bitching. That man deserves unemployment not a raise.
Keep crying about it. Maybe if you do it loud enough, George will hear you and fire Cashman. Then again, I doubt he gives a damn what you think about it, so there's no use complaining about it. It's old and tired. We know how you feel about Cashman. You don't need to remind us in every single post. Give it a rest.
There is no logic in any of this or of the apologetic tone being offered for it by some fans. If they can't win, then why spend ANYTHING on Bernie. You admit defeat, cut payroll and trade for prospects. Bernie at 2M? Why bother if we can't win...why sign him if we can? Put Crosby in CF, Phillip as the DH and save 2M. It is OK to spend money on a guy for sentiments sake, but not to spend money on players to help you win now. The logic is inconsistent and therefore flawed.
You spend on Bernie because he wants to retire in pinstripes, and after all he's done for the Yankees, they owe him that. Moaning over $2 million dollars for a player who has led this team to 4 World Series titles? Wow.
Either they are playing to win or they are not. If the former, then it makes no sense to be going into 2006 the way they are. If the latter, then it makes no sense to be spending any money on old, short term players because he is a nice guy. Sign him as a coach or broadcaster or let him move on. They are building a team to finish in 3rd place in the East, which imo is a con job hoping to dupe fans to pay on false hope and put 4 M fans in the park again. If you think that is right more power to you.
The Yankees are never not going to play to win, or at least admit it openly. George would never allow it. He wants to win now, and in his delusional world, he expects to, even with the crappiest of teams. Cashman understands what's going on. He is not constructing this team to win in 2006. Otherwise Damon, Soriano, Gordon and Burnett would be in pinstripes right now, and Wang and Cano would be nowhere to be found.
Cashman does know, however, that the Yankees still have a chance. The team is not close to being a greatly constructed team, but you forget, they did win the East last year, and that was with an amazingly crappy start. If somehow RJ got his head out of his @$$, they have a good shot at making the playoffs again. And when you get in, anything can happen.
And again, if you don't think Bernie's services over the last 15 years warrant a $2 million dollar ticket to have a spot on the team and retire a Yankee, then I question how loyal of a fan you really are...
You act as if we paid him $10 for 2 years.