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Sunday, May 8, 2016

Brain Cashman: more on his gross incompetence.

More evidence of the gross incompetence of Brain Cashman, Yankee general manager. Steinbrenner Kids, are you paying attention?

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Kenta Maeda: One Month In
by Tony Blengino - May 6, 2016

This year’s most heralded Japanese rookie is Kenta Maeda, who signed a long-term deal with the Dodgers this past offseason. After concerns were raised following a medical examination, he signed a deal that was heavily discounted from the originally negotiated terms, paying him $25 million over an eight-year period. This put the Dodgers in a fantastic position: a low-risk, potentially high-reward scenario. One month in, the Dodgers simply have to be thrilled as Maeda’s posted a 3-1, 1.41 mark with a 28/6 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 32 innings.

Sure, the season remains young, and the sample sizes are small ...

... stellar overall Unadjusted and Adjusted Contact Scores ...

Maeda throttles contact authority of all types ...

... Dodgers ... premier free-agency prize appears to be a big winner

The Fringe Five: Baseball’s Most Compelling Fringe Prospects

by Carson Cistulli - May 6, 2016

In addition to the five profiled, five more are mentioned. None are Yankees. None.

Only one of the 30 Major Baseball League (MBL) teams failed to sign a single free agent between the 2015 and 2016 seasons: the New York Yankees. My guess is that principal Steinbrenner Kid, Hal, ordered Cashman not to sign any expensive free agents. My guess is that Cashman sent a petulant message back to Hal by not signing any free agents.

Mike Trout: would Yankee prospects be enough in a trade? Saturday, May 7, 2016

Do the New York Yankees have the players, imagination and nerve to acquire Mike Trout from the Angels in a trade? Probably not.


Cashman traded Solarte for Headley, ignoring Donaldson. Friday, May 6, 2016

Donaldson was traded BEFORE Cashman signed Headley. Cashman could have acquired Donaldson instead. How much more clearly can it be stated? Trading Solarte for Headley was bad enough and signing Headley when he became a free agent was worse still but the worst thing was Cashman entirely missing the boat on Donaldson. Cashman wanted someone to play third and obviously took Headley over Donaldson. It's really obvious. How come Cashman isn't held accountable? ...

How is this not gross incompetence by Cashman? And how is it not gross incompetence by the Steinbrenner Kids for not holding Cashman accountable? The main stream media is just plain incompetent.

Steinbrenner Kids failed and should sell the Yankees. Friday, April 22, 2016

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