Re: NYY question
posted at 12/21/2013 10:49 AM EST
In response to JimfromFlorida's comment:
Beltran, Ichiro, soriano, Gardner, Ellsbury, wells 4 of which are 38+ 3 have been heading south for the past 3+ years
how does this work this is serious question. I just do not understand the thinking. As I see it Jake, Brett and Carlos are the starters how do you keep the other 3 happy especially Soriano?
I'm not sure I understand the question. Are you referring to the disparity in their salaries?
What I DO know is this: Winning buys a lot of happiness. When teams are winning everyone jumps on the winning bus and salaries don't matter as much, but when teams start to lose things can go bad in a hurry. Look what happened to the Sox in 2011. Everything was smooth sailing until the d-cation struck the v-lation and then nothing was going to turn things around. Inertia - What's in motion tends to stay in motion, even if it's a downward spiral.
It's not a coincidence that the Sox didn't have any long losing streaks AND they ended up with the best record in baseball in 2013. One of the biggest jobs a manager has is to keep the team on an even keel and not let negative inertia pervade the team. That's something that both Tito and Farrell are very good at.
Getting back to the Yankees, the biggest challenge Giardi is going to have is to keep the team winning because they Y's salaries et al demand fans coming to the park to get the bills paid and if the fans don't show because the team is losing the whole house of cards tumbles - and with those salaries it's a darn big house!