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The Yankee logo adorns one of the top-selling baseball caps, according to Major League Baseball. There is even a fragrance that carries the New York Yankee insignia on the bottle
85 wins is an interesting definition of "stink ."
New Yorkers are accustomed to mediocre basketball and football teams. The Jets haven’t won a Super Bowl since 1969, when today’s Medicare recipients were dealing with the draft, and the Knicks have not won a championship since 1973, the first year of Richard Nixon’s second term. The Giants did win the Super Bowl in 2007 and 2011, but before the first of those victories, the team had not won a championship in 17 years.
As a Red Sox fan I'd love for the Yanks to continue to delude themselves that they are just 2-3 FA's away from being contenders again-the longer they put off their rebuilding the longer it will be before they do return to contention.
I disagree. As a Sox fan, it would be worse if the Yankees signed Cano, Ellsbury, and Kuroda than if they did a complete tear-down.
I don't know if the Yankees should have lost 90 games in '13, but their offense actually did stink
This decision making could be perfectly understandable if they had a farm system stocked with talent instead of rotten eggs, or a core group of veterans in their prime, but they have neither. In fact, it was looking ahead to 2014 that cost them a chance to make the playoffs in 2013 and has made 2014 look even more awful. The decisions not to resign Martin and to go with a declining Ichiro in RF to replace Swisher and not sign someone like Victorino were all about 2014. Sure injuries were a part of it but they already knew they would be weakened at SS and 3B with Jeter and Arods 2012 injuries, but still decided to go with a team lacking in depth.
The Yankees have self destructed over corporate greediness.
Thanks Greg D. ~16.6 million per year seems low for the NYY's to up the risk not making the playoff. No?
The best argument against it would be 1) smart spending could salvage 2014 and give you a chance to get lucky and 2) failure could hurt the brand in a way that eats up all of the savings and more
The Giants did win the Super Bowl in 2007 and 2011, but before the first of those victories, the team had not won a championship in 17 years.
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