Hal acknowledged that the 2013 season was a disappointment.
He also admitted that the Yankees development within their farm system has not panned out as they were hoping.
And once again, Hal reiterated his late father’s mantra over and over that fielding a championship caliber team remains the Yankees first priority.
Hal said there are many reasons for the Yankees to keep the payroll below the $189 million next season.
This is true as paying a 50% luxury tax on every dollar they spend above the cap is a solid reason.
But what I don’t get is if implementing this frugality negates fielding a championship caliber team, why the heck is Hal even considering it still?
And this is why either Hal just doesn’t get it, or else thinks us Yankees fans are idiots as his two ‘goals’ cancel each other out.
If the #1 priority for 2014 is to field a World Series championship caliber team, Hal is going to have to spend, spend and spend some more to do it.
That is why I am so confused about why Hal is still even talking about his $189 million “goal”.
Yesterday was the perfect platform for Hal to put the kibosh on the frugality talk once and for all.
Getting Yankees fan base energized and excited again would have been the smart thing to do, especially in conjunction with watching the Red Sox dominate in the postseason.
Francesa did go after Hal in a few sneaky ways about the team’s payroll for next season, but he tolerated his responses to easily.
I wish Francesa had gone in for the kill by jokingly asking Hal how long after the Yankees missed the playoffs did it take him to renounce the frugality act?
As presumably anything that negates the 2014 Yankees making the postseason is non-negotiable, right?
Personally, I have had enough of this contradicting lingo.
As it is about time for Hal to get his story straight or get his head checked, either way just as long as he stops this nonsense once and for all.
It comes down to winning or losing, it is that simple.
So Hal, don’t you think Yankees fans deserve to know?