Good things come to those who wait.
The question is does this praise of the art of patience pertain in baseball?
But times up, as the 2014 Yankees do not want to be remembered for redefining what is considered old for a veteran roster.
Directly, the arrivals of Pineda and Banuelos hit home for me big time.
Individually, I could not get enough of either one before both succumbed to arm injuries. Pineda ending up having serious shoulder surgery, and Banuelos requiring Tommy John.
The crazy thing is that was two years ago, something my trainer, who happens to be a big Yankees fan, reminded me of just this past week.
In between sets of push-ups, I was huffing on about 23-year old Banuelos and what talent this southpaw had…blah, blah, blah. Recalling how Mariano Rivera told ESPN that ‘little Manny’ was, “the best prospect I have ever seen,” as if it was reported yesterday and not back in Spring Training of 2011.
Well, he cut me off mid-rant and said, “I know, I got it. You have only been raving about that one for three years, and I am still waiting…. let it go.”
Well I am not ready yet, as why can’t what I thought back could pay off now?
The Yankees have waited patiently, maybe not by choice but it never is.
My trainer’s comment motivated me to reread what I had written about Pineda and Banuelos. And it reminded me that I had fallen in love with two men.
The bottom line here is if good things come to those who wait, the Yankees should get the Pineda and Banuelos I wrote about.
Here are six popular flashbacks (three on each) for you to read:
New York Yankees Hot Stove: Patience Got Pineda - 01/14/2012
Yankees: Seattle’s ex-pitching prince Pineda - 05/04/2013
MANNY BEING MANNY:
New York Yankees: Manny Mania, Manny Rules - 03/16/2011
“Good things come to those who wait greater things come to those who get off their ass and do anything to make it happen.”