Re: Yanks/Sox III
posted at 7/20/2013 10:17 AM EDT
In response to ampoule's comment:
I've always respected the Yankees, but the franchise doesn't really seem the same after the passing of George, Sr.
I know that we're living in a different time etc., but George, Sr. added that spark that no amount of money can buy.
Also, I think the sons have really restricted Cashman in his baseball decisions, and the treatment of Torre was a travesty.
It all adds up to something that once was glittering is now tarnished.
The current problems due mostly to injuries Amp, not only in the Bronx but an epidemic at AAA Scranton Wilkes Barre as well.
The Yankees we're looking at now are replacements of replacements.
But injuries are part of the game and so is luck, just look at how hard you guys have been hit over the past few. Some teams are more unlucky than others in certain years this just happens to be is our year in the barrel.
All that being said the big difference in ownership is the current group ignoring the availability of international free agents. I can understand looking the other way for one or two but these Yankees have avoided a few opportunities that no doubt would have made them a better team today.
Cespedes, Puig, Yu Darvish, Chapman to name a few.
The Yankees have been the playoffs every season since 1996 except one which limits them to picks at the back of the player draft but they have always compensated drafting low by dipping into the international FA market. No more, it seems anyway.
Bernie, Posada, Cano, Mariano, Montero, Godzilla, El Duque, Chien Ming Wang even Aceves were all obtained as free agents.
I don't know what the plan is I can only watch, but that is the big difference i see with the new owners.