The Yankees signed Johnson to a minor league deal during the off-season, obviously leaving his chance of him making the Opening Day roster wide open.
I don’t think explaining why Johnson is a bad option is necessary after looking at the above. Not only was Johnson’s playing time diminutive, he was awful.
GM Brian Cashman’s words via the New York Post were not exactly encouraging, “We’ll just wait and see. What we have in our camp is what we’ll continue to evaluate, and we have at our disposal potential casualties from other camps.”
The Yankees have turned into an absolute mess. It is an utter embarrassment to the Yankees franchise to not have viable back-ups with the amount of money the ball club makes.
I understand that injuries are inevitable, but not having a solid back-up plan with a loaded bench is despicable. And just to reiterate is not the fault of Cashman, as he was handcuffed all off-season by ownerships penny-pinching.
I hope Hal Steinbrenner starts to care about investing in the team, or he should sell what his father built to someone who does.