FREAKZILLA wrote:Lofunzo, he didn't get Schilling, Little Matsui or keep Pettitte and you're telling me the Boss isn't pissed. I don't buy that. You know the Boss always wants the front - page publicity but not for losing bidding wars or headlines to the Mets or RedSox. I am not bashing the Yankees, just stating Steinbrenner must be pissed and there's no way he's going to lose the next player he wants...no matter how much it takes.
I hear ya. I just think a little differently. He didn't really want Schilling for that price (a lot steeper than what Boston gave), Matsui wasn't necessary when they decided to keep Soriano at 2nd base (
), and he has never really felt good about Pettitte. I don't know who he was looking at on the mound this offseason but it wasn't Pettitte. He would have seen what he could do. Beckett won Game 6. He didn't lose it.
I repeat my opinion that, in case there was any doubt, the Yankees will have another manager for 2005 (Mattingly) and a new pitching coach.