Survey Says…

Okay, now that SF has said his peace—who needs therapy when you co-author a blog?—let’s move on to brass tacks: will this be a good deal for the Yanks if it goes down?

Pros: the Yanks get the best pitcher in MLB. If he can stay healthy, they will be the prohibitive favorites to win it all.

Cons: Vazquez, just a year ago, was to be the centerpiece of a newer, younger rotation. He had a crappy year, but he’s young and healthy and puts up innings. There’s a huge potential upside there. And of course the Unit is 41 and makes gobs of money, and now the Yanks are extending that contract for even more gobs of money. They also lose the heir apparent to Posada, the bluest chip in their minor league system. But let’s face it, they can afford to go out and buy a new catcher when the time comes.

5 comments… add one
  • And they can afford to buy a new pitcher when the 41 year olds break down, too. This deal is nothing but good for the Yankees, even if Johnson only makes it a season. They can buy whatever they want to replace broken or failed parts. Why does the money factor even enter your assessment of this deal, of any deal for that matter, where the Yankees are concerned?

    SF December 17, 2004, 12:11 am
  • We just enjoy talking about all those big numbers. But here’s the truth: the Yankees can buy their way out of trouble, and they can operate their business based on that principle that they can because it’s perfectly acceptable to do so within the construct of baseball’s economic system. If you have a problem with that system, don’t blame the Yankees for exploiting it. Could they exploit it more efficiently? A legitimate question, but moot.

    YF December 17, 2004, 12:23 am
  • That’s right, they can buy their way out. But the point is that their inability to buy their way out with any sense of efficiency is now getting totally laughable. That’s just an observation, not a call for them to stop doing it, or for baseball to stop them from doing it. Yet.

    SF December 17, 2004, 12:26 am
  • This explains all! SF is really just a frustrated Yankee fan, upset that the team isn’t using its financial power to utmost efficiency. But woe for the Sox if it were….

    YF December 17, 2004, 12:34 am
  • Not upset – humored. I don’t laugh when I am angry, typically. What has happened to YF’s reading comprehension skills?

    SF December 17, 2004, 7:33 am

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