Bartolo Colon a few years back? No one really wanted him, and sure, he turned out to be a nice success story with the Yanks, until he ran out of gas. But truth be told, he wasn't on the list, you know what I mean?
The Yankees, or, Santa in this scenario, have a lack of motivation. Sure, it's been stated numerous times that we don't have the money for big time players anymore. Sure, we've heard that Cashman doesn't have "permission" to spend (Read HERE.) Look, if you're like me, you grew up a Yankee fan in the
Steinbrenner era, so these days are strange to us. I personally don't really like the
era of the broken down and "cheap" player. We want what we want. After
all, this Christmas season, and we're Yankee fans. So I ask for Yankee Brass to do
the right thing... Give the Yankee fans what we want for Christmas...
Players we can count on. Players we know can contribute and not guys
that are "available". We want energy in our General Manager... We don't need a lethargic Santa
House that Jeter Built isn't easy because for a family of 3 or 4 or
6, it's damn expensive. But we do it. We do it because we love our
Yankees and we want them to win... all 162 games if possible. So all we
ask is for the Yankee brass do their job, be creative, be smart and get us the players WE WANT to represent the pinstripes each year.
Stop with the guys who you
"think" can help and are super "cheap" and go with the believers and the hard workers and the "sure
things" that we know can do the job, be it Ichiro or Eric Chavez or Raul Ibanez or Josh Hamilton or whomever. Too expensive? Then figure out the right way to get it done.
(In Photo: Jason Giambi)
We don't need a 7 year deal with a Jason Giambi type, but put it this
way, if Ichiro is available and willing and the fans want
him...guess what should be done? And by the way, it should have been done around
Thanksgiving! If Jeff Keppinger seems interested and the fans want him, work out a deal instead of letting him walk away. Russell Martin was "Munson-like" remember? Suddenly that doesn't matter to you? And Kevin Youkilis, if he wants a chance to contribute in pinstripes and we feel
good about him. make a move and make it
happen. The point is, it's Christmas and we are fans, or, the children in this scenario... give us the top toy, not a knockoff.
At the end of the day... it's the holiday season, we are Yankee fans and we pay for these guys to play, so in the best interest of this Yankee ball club, as the owners and general managers... your job is simple... Give us what we want Santa, because at the end, we both have a common goal... winning #28. And you us happy children, don't you Santa?
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