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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Whom would GEORGE Steinbrenner have acquired?

GM Andrew Friedman and manager Joe Maddon 2/15/11 by Jennifer Huber via Wikimedia Commons
The late Yankee owner George Steinbrenner would have probably made the same mistakes that his kids made a year ago: Jacoby Ellsbury, Brian McCann and Carlos Beltran.  George was not a bright guy but his impulsiveness resulted in his spending a lot of money on players, many of whom played very well for the Yankees and also had star quality: Reggie Jackson and Alex Rodriguez were the leading examples.  Since the end of the 2014 season I think George Steinbrenner would have made these acquisitions:

- Andrew Friedman, general manager
- Max Scherzer, starting pitcher
- Jon Lester, starting pitcher
- Matt Kemp, revived OF, a big bopper
- Troy Tulowitzki, SS whose hero was retired Yankee captain Derek Jeter.

There's no such thing as bad publicity, whether you're running a circus or the New York Yankees.  If George were still here, he'd tell you.

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