Of course Hal said this last year, and he has yet to rescind his “goal’ of keeping team payroll south of $189 million. Actually, he reaffirmed it earlier this week, which is suspect for sure.
As I have stated countless times already, the Yankees cannot field a World Series contending team without going over $189 million bucks.
I will give you a short list:
- In turn there is no homegrown prospect emerging, sorry to bust the bubbles of the fans that think the Core Four part deux is on route.
- Too many holes fill that cannot be filled correctly on the cheap. Second base – third base – two maybe three starting pitchers – a closer – a legit catcher (two backups do not count) – a lefty reliever – right fielder – best bench in baseball.
- Shopping in the bargain bin last season failed and things are much more dire this offseason.
What boggles my mind is how many naïve Yankees fans answer is to rebuild from the bottom and work on the farm system.
The farm system has gone from almost obsolete to an overflowing mess and there is no exact formula to guarantee much of anything. It is a game a chance.
So as Yankees fans play the waiting game, they will keep filling the void by taking the rumor mill to literally, myself included.
I know that it is a total waste of time but personally it beings me some peace after a season with no October and another Red Sox championship win.
Here are the latest Yankees rumors being tweeted on twitter:
Brian Wilson Refuses To Part With Beard, Won’t Sign With Yankees http://t.co/gcgngjrsrU
— 1010 WINS (@1010WINS) November 14, 2013
Source: Yankees talking about trade for Cardinals 3B David Freese: http://t.co/IeaVdTgZ6z
— Mark Feinsand (@FeinsandNYDN) November 13, 2013
Hal Steinbrenner and yankees meet with the agents for Beltran, Choo, Ellsbury, Drew and McCann. http://t.co/KjMF9deDES
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) November 13, 2013
— MLB Trade Rumors (@mlbtraderumors) November 15, 2013
Yankee Trade Target: Jed Lowrie http://t.co/MU8AopeBCr
— Jed Lowrie (@JedLowrieDaily) November 16, 2013
— Benjamin Pasinkoff (@BensBias) November 13, 2013
— Baseball Bloggers (@baseballblogs) November 13, 2013
— Ray Guilfoyle (@faketeams) November 6, 2013
Bleeding Yankee Blue: YANKEE RUMORS: BIG TARGETS REVEALED http://t.co/rKSBgnlRVJ
— Bleeding Yankee Blue (@BleednYankeeBlu) November 15, 2013