Tuesday, October 9, 2007

The fate of the Yankees...

So, after an awful post season (though not quite as bad as the Cubs, Angels or Phillies), the Yankees called an early "quits" to October.
I personally would have started Mussina last night, but what's done is done.
I am hoping for a world series between the Rockies and the Red Sox.
But my current worry is what's going to happen to the Yankees? Do you really think that Torre is out? I mean, George has threatened this before. And if Joe is out, I am not sure if Jorge (among others) will want to come back next year.
See, what I think that part of the problem with baseball is now is that there is not much team spirit. Like after the Sox won the Series, Damon went to the Yankees for more $$.
But I do feel that there is some team spirit with some of the Yankees. You know, the guys who have been there forever. Guys who have been lead by Torre for years, like Posada, Jeter, Rivera, Pettite (Ok- he's been to other teams in the meean time but that was so that he could be close to his family)... ok that's it that's left on the team. But I remember the feeling when the Yankee lineup included guys like Bernie Williams (love), Tino Martinez, Paul O'Neil (he always got SO upset if he didn't get a good hit). I think that baseball shouldn't make all its decisions based on money. I know it's a business, but it's a game. Keep teams together, bring in new guys once in a while, but don't change the bulk of your team every season.
Mr. Steinbrenner, if you're reading this, listen to me! Don't get rid of Joe- give him another year. And do WHATEVER it takes to keep Posada! You finally have some good pitching (what were you thinking for a few years there with poor pitchers? Pitching makes the game!) with Mussina, Pettite, Wang, and the newbie Phil Hughes. I'm not sure yet if I want to see Joba as a Starting Pitcher or if he should stay as a reliever and become a Closer when Mariano retires. Keep Mientkiewicz as 1st base. He is pretty good offensively, and he is AMAZING defensively! For 2nd base, I see Cano. Keep Jeter as SS. As for 3rd base, yes A-Rod was awesome in the regular season, but with all the money he costs, you could get other players who will be able to get the job done. In the outfield, I like Hideki, Melky, and Abreu. You can keep Damon or Giambi as DH, but I'm not in love with either of them. There you have it... my dream for the Yankees 2008 lineup.

1 comment:

George said...

$220 million payroll and they still can't win a championship. Torre and A-Rod are probably gone and possibly Posada and Rivera. With the aging Damon, Giambi, Abreu, Mussina, Clemens, and Pettite, I'd say the Skankees need to get younger...