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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Did Yankees and Padres exchange markets?

You can't make up stuff like this.  Today the Yankees traded utility man (2B, 3B, OF) Martin Prado and starting pitcher David Phelps for Marlins 1B Garrett Jones and starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi.  Say what?  I had no idea who the Marlin players were.

Dumb and lazy Steinbrenner Kids never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity: Tampa GM goes to Dodgers. Oct. 15, 2014

A few days ago the Steinbrenner Kids, who own the New York Yankees, signed their 16 year incumbent general manager (GM) Brian Cashman to a new three year contract.  Did they know that the Tampa Rays GM was available, that Andrew Friedman was talking to the Los Angeles Dodgers?  ...

The Yankees make lots of mistakes.  George Steinbrenner spent lots of money and bludgeoned opponents by signing many expensive free agents.  Some did not play well for the Yankees but enough did to make the Yankees contenders almost every season and often champions.  In addition, George signed players with star quality starting with Reggie Jackson through the most recent bunch: Alex RodriguezGary SheffieldJason GiambiHideki Matsui...

The Yankees are in a downward spiral.  Blunt force spending cannot save them as it once could.  The dynamics have changed...

Many other teams now have their own regional sports network generating big bucks.  The Yankees no longer have such a big advantage in money. Other teams have gotten smarter, too.  If anything, the Yankees have gotten dumber.  Yankee money can no longer make up for Yankee blunders...

The Steinbrenner Kids exhibit an astonishing lack of imagination.  They're dumb and lazy, a deadly combination.  Instead of cleaning house and bringing in an established but young and talented executive like Andrew Friedman of Tampa, the Steinbrenner Kids stick with Brian Cashman

Some players the San Diego Padres recently acquired:
Matt Kemp from the Dodgers
B.J. Upton
Wil Myers

George Steinbrenner 2008 via Wikimedia Commons
Maybe the Yankee moves this off season are good.  Maybe the Padres moves are bad.  But the Yankee moves seem timid.  After wasting big bucks a year ago, the Yankees now seem seized by indecision, unwilling to either spend money or take chances.  The Padres seem to intentionally want to challenge the big spending Dodgers, at least in terms of bulking up for the 2015 season rather continue to play second fiddle.

Today there was a long shot rumor that the New York Mets were interested in acquiring a shortstop who spent an off day in 2014 at Yankee Stadium watching his hero: Derek Jeter.  Supposedly the Mets were considering Rockie Troy Tulowitzki.  Imagine the humiliation, at least in the short term, of the Mets getting Tulo and the Yankees settling for Didi Gregorius.  George Steinbrenner must be turning over in his grave.

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