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Posted on: August 10, 2008 1:07 pm
Eight game winning streak, then the big trade and now back to struggling with a 5-9 record since. Having the extra right handed bat doesn't mean much when you're giving up a ton of runs. The Yankees have $86 million dollars sitting in the minors in Igawa and Pavano yet they are starting Giese, Ponson and Kennedy. When is GM Brian Cashman going to take blame for this mess? I'm sure glad the NFL season is back.
Category: MLB

Since: Oct 5, 2006
Posted on: August 19, 2008 10:07 pm


Wow, beutiful picture.

Since: Nov 30, 2007
Posted on: August 19, 2008 2:35 pm



Nice hair cut.  Best pic yet.

Since: Jun 25, 2008
Posted on: August 18, 2008 7:00 pm


They have that much money tied up in those two people??? Wow. I think next year will be a whole different story. Alot of the dead weight will be let go and hopefully lose some of those big contracts to other teams while beefing up the pitching staff. I know it is like beating a dead horse, but for the most part, pitching is how you win. Yanks may come back to make the playoffs but do not look like a world series team. next year watch out, although I sound like Steinbrenner

Since: Apr 24, 2007
Posted on: August 15, 2008 10:30 pm


Everyone wanted Pavano, the Yankees just happened to be the "lucky" winners.

I still remember his little tour where he visited every city and let owners and Gm's wine and dine him while he was deciding where he wanted to play. How fricking ridiculous, especially in light of what a bum he turned out to be.

Igawa? Total mistake.

Cashman though has a tough job, you can't blame him for trying to turn the team around and build from the bottom up, it's just that NY Yankees fans have become accustomed to winning all the time, and can't and won't wait for the team to rebuild.

Yankees will be good again, you might miss Cashman a lot if he walks this winter.

Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: August 13, 2008 2:39 pm


Eighty-Six million dollars.  You wonder why people outside of Boston, Chicago, and New York have had it with MLB.

Well as a Yankee fan I am annoyed with the MLB too.  Same teams sell players, same teams can only "rent" players and not resign them... Brewers clearly won't be able to resign CC after this year, and might not be able to get Sheets.  If they lose those 2 players they will be basement dwellers it is that simple.  Their bullpen will be exposed, and in a long season they will be sellers and might have to sell a guy like Fielder who will be due a contract soon (I don't know when) but they won't be able to resign him especially if they aren't winning they might as well get prospects for him...  as for Cashman I think its not all his fault but we need to make better deals and let GM's do the GM's job and managers do the managers job and not have to "handle" the idiot owner who is always so demanding...

Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: August 13, 2008 6:34 am


I feel your pain. We have the same struggles i in St. louis. Our team is too good offensively to tank because of poor pitching. There needs to be a better way to get  our voices heard (those that realy support) other than not showing up for games and buying merchandice. Again i say i feel your pain cause to see the most beat up pitching staff in the NL get recycled while Milwalkee and the Mets get Yohan and CC is just disgusting.

Since: Nov 28, 2006
Posted on: August 12, 2008 7:28 pm


You have to wonder what it is like to be Brian Cashman.  He has essentially been given free-reign when it comes to spending money.  He certainly has spent like a drunken sailor ever since.  Obviously, that "priveledge" comes with a caveat, George, and now Hank Steinbrenner.  In a league where the Steinbrenners have strong-armed the league with frivelous overspending, fans like myself in Pittsburgh have a hard time feeling bad when Cashman screws up or when ownership whines about a glut of injuries.  Do people in New York or Boston realize how ridiculous that is? 

This league is a disgrace.  I was a kid the last time the Pirates were good.  I hear the lame examples the haves use to reason it all away ("what about Florida, Minnesota, and Oakland")  Yeah, whatever.  Basically the league is set up for a few to prosper, where chumps like Brian Cashman and Theo Epstein can make terrible mistakes, mistakes that would leave the Pirates, Royals, or Brewers in dire straits for years.  These GMs however, can make these mistakes over and over and over.  They know that they have free reign to sign all the best FA's.  They know they have an advantage that is two-fold.  Not only the obvious, money, but also that even if all things were equal, most FA's will select to go to the Yankees, Red Sox, Cubs or Mets.

Where does the fault lie?  Is it the slimy agents like Scott Boras who hi-jack both player and teams alike?  Is it a dirtball like Bud Selig who has ignored the issue and much like the Steroid scandal that beset MLB?  He never has a problem turning a blind eye to these types of situations.  Is it the owners fault?   These men who decided competitive balance is a joke and that revenue sharing (what a joke) puts enough money in the coffers of the lame-duck owners in Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, Tampa, keep their mouths shut and tow the company (Yankees/Red Sox/Cubs) line??? 

As a baseball fan, my hope of seeing the Pirates go to the World Series did not just go away when Sid Bream beat Barry Bonds (bum) throw to the plate in 92'  It went away when guys like Brian Cashman were able to spend beyond reason.  To make mistakes without the organization having to pay the price.  Oh boy, those poor Yankees, they might miss one postseason in over a decade.  What a huge price to pay.  Yeah, Cashman's head might roll, but there will be another waiting in line to spend all the money it takes to take away the hope from everyone else...

Since: Mar 14, 2007
Posted on: August 12, 2008 6:37 pm


I've just had enough of Brian Cashman. The fact that the Yankees can't even get Igawa and Pavano to pitch effectively from the bullpen should make everyone angry.

Since: Nov 28, 2006
Posted on: August 12, 2008 6:22 pm


"The have $86 million dollars sitting in the minors in Igawa and Pavano"

Eighty-Six million dollars.  You wonder why people outside of Boston, Chicago, and New York have had it with MLB.

Since: Jul 12, 2008
Posted on: August 11, 2008 10:48 pm


If they dont make the the playoffs,he's gone anyway.Nady has been a good pickup though.

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