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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

The gambles that turned George’s Yankees into Hal’s Yankees | New York Post

Good stuff from Joel Sherman.

Steinbrenner has had what he calls a “recurring dream” for years that the Yankees could honor his twin mandates — “be under $200 million [in payroll] and be a championship-caliber team.” His goal was to do this in 2014, but he felt the club didn’t have a puncher’s chance to contend without an ace, so he approved the signing of Masahiro Tanaka.
He feels the team is there now and that the Yanks “have a lot of money to spend in July [without exceeding the $197 million threshold] should we need to — and I will.” Just as interesting was Hal did not sound like restraint this year is about budget busting next year.

The theory has been that the Yankee

Jim Furtado Posted: February 21, 2018 at 11:41 AM | 6 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. eddieot Posted: February 21, 2018 at 01:15 PM (#5628104)
I guess if you can win a ring with Scott Brosius at 3B you can win one with Brandon Drury there.
   2. The Yankee Clapper Posted: February 21, 2018 at 03:09 PM (#5628232)
If things work out, with Judge & Stanton really doing the Mantle & Maris thing on the way to an AL East title, attendance is likely to set a record for the new Yankee Stadium, with corresponding TV ratings. Hal will do very well, indeed.
   3. Captain Supporter Posted: February 21, 2018 at 06:53 PM (#5628348)
I far prefer Hal to George. Most of the irrationality (Steve Trout, Dave Collins, Ed Whitson, every random fading slugger available for a prospect, etc., etc., has gone away.
   4. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: February 21, 2018 at 09:14 PM (#5628398)
Billy Martin, Gene Michael, Billy Martin, Yogi Berra, Billy Martin, Bob Lemon, Billy Martin, Lou Piniella, Billy Martin, Miller Huggins, Billy Martin...
   5. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: February 21, 2018 at 09:19 PM (#5628402)
I far prefer Hal to George.


I especially prefer Michael to Fredo ...
   6. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: February 22, 2018 at 06:10 AM (#5628497)
I miss Billy Martin.

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