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Less Than Zero


We’ve seen this before, man. Decent starting pitching, good job from an overworked bullpen, little to no offense. The home run Brian Roberts hit in the 9th inning was good enough to send the game to extras but served only to prolong the inevitable as the Yanks lost, 4-3 to the Rays.

The Yankees offense has been horseshit, the injuries to the starting pitchers can’t be patched-up too much longer. How long can the bullpen hold themselves together?

Yeah, the rest of the league–both leagues, really–are in a similar boat and that gives us perspective. But since when is being a fan about being rational?

I don’t think the team is horseshit. I don’t get the feeling that they aren’t trying. Still, how about shaking things up? Time for Brian Cashman to give Girardi and Company some help.


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1 Jon DeRosa   ~  Jul 1, 2014 8:27 am

The Yankees did not sign Cano because they did not want to be tied to him for big bucks when he was lesser player in his late 30s and beyond. Presumably the fear was that his poor play and high salary would hamstring the team and make them mediocre, a non-contender.

In trying so hard to avoid some uncertain future shitiness, the present-day Yankees have found themselves a steaming pile of shit anyway. Bravo!

2 rbj   ~  Jul 1, 2014 9:48 am

Glad I went to bed when I did.

3 Sliced Bread   ~  Jul 1, 2014 10:20 am

1) Yeah, Robbie would have been the difference between so-so, and a few games over .500 at this point. I still don't think that makes him worthy of a ten year deal at his age. I miss watching Cano every day, but I'm not pining for him, knowing the Yanks offered him more than enough money/years to stay if he wanted to.

4 Jon DeRosa   ~  Jul 1, 2014 10:40 am

[3] I'm pining for being a World Series contender.

5 Sliced Bread   ~  Jul 1, 2014 11:45 am

4) me too, of course, but Robbie can't do it by himself. The Yanks missed the playoffs twice despite Cano's best efforts, and fell short in the playoffs every year but once in his prime.
Yes, he'd be great to have. Yes, he's a difference maker, but no, I wouldn't give him the Seattle deal.

6 Chyll Will   ~  Jul 1, 2014 12:19 pm

[1] Yes, but the Yanks are (rightly or wrongly) reacting to the bad deals they sold their souls to get a championship for in the recent past. A-Rod, C.C., Teix... long term contracts with very disagreeable results in the back end. My criticism is not just the short-sightedness, but that they continue to do that in reaction to other missteps they make (Ellsbury and McCann instead of Robbie; expect the same results at the back end for less production now). I'm really beginning to believe Cashman and company aren't capable of helping because they'll end up with the same problems by trying to postpone the inevitable while also trying to maintain their bottom line as a corporation.

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