Re: The beginning of the end for the Yankees
posted at 4/4/2014 1:26 PM EDT
In response to maxbialystock's comment:
The title says it all. We won't know it's the beginning of the end until we see the end.
I don't remember which battle or event of World War II Churchill was referring to, but in one of his speeches he said it was too early to say this event, which was good news, was the beginning of the end, but, he said, it was perhaps the end of the beginning.
I believe the tide started to turn in North Africa around 1942, when the Allies outfoxed the Desert Fox...Rommel.
Not to imply that the Yankees are really an Evil Empire as Larry Lucchino said they were , but just a professional sports team operating completely under league rules in a league with no real salary cap.
When we look at our own team don't we see a mirror image of the Yankees?....somewhat? Sure the Sox have maintained a better farm system , lately, but all 3 championships hinged upon filling in key positions with Free Agents or players aquired in trade ( 2004: Schilling, Foulke,Ortiz, Damon, Ramirez, Martinez, Cabrera, Roberts , Timlin, Lowe and Varitek) , ( 2007: Schilling, Ortiz,Timlin, Ramirez, Varitek,Lowell, Beckett) ,(2013: Napoli, Gomes, Lackey, Uehara, Victorino, Salty, Ross, Drew).
Homegrwon players have only made up a very small percentage of our championship rosters....Pedroia, Lester, Buchholz, Ellsbury , Bogaerts.
Who says the Yanks are going about it the wrong way?
Two months from now we could well be chasing them and wondering how they are winning.
It's happened before....2009.