blue and orange wrote:I wouldnt say the Yankees are cheap I say their poorly constructed, the front office cares more about showing everyone how genius they are then they are about winning championships. Getting rid of Girardi was dumb, George butted heads with managers as long as they were winning though he wouldnt get rid of them. I
Its not like Girardi wasnt using analytics himself he just wouldn't let the analytics department make out the lineup cards thats what I have issue with, yes they should have input but shouldn't be making the on the field decisions that should be the manager. The genius analytics team that had Happ inserted into an ALDS game against they Rays. Yes Boone won 100 plus games his first 2 years you had Girardi guys there still like Didi and CC that leadership is gone now. You got an undisciplined team that constantly gets thrown out on the base paths, commits errors, not to mention this swing out of your shoes approach never driving runners in. Team doesn't even try to steal any bases aside from maybe Tyler Wade. The Stanton contract is a killer, could have acquired Arenado, and still gotten two ace pitchers. There needs to a change in philosophical approach.
I wasnt even mad about getting swept by the Sox because this will at least make the front office rethink and blow up this analytics department, probably wishful thinking on my part.
As odd as it may sound given that the Yankees still have one of the highest payrolls in baseball, but they are an example of a half in, half out team. They are willing to spend money but not enough to separate. They keep onto their own players for way too long cause they don't want to be left having to spend money getting some other teams players to the point where their own players have no more value and they are then forced to scramble for scraps. That Aaron Hicks contract is a perfect example of this half baked modus operandi that's been around for a lot longer than most fans realize. 7 years $70 million right? $10 million a year. Great. But the **** has never been healthy. So you gamble that he'll be healthy to make that 7 year $70 mill a bargain but fail to realize that because you aren't willing to do whatever it takes, if his history holds, you are going to be screwed with a medium sized anchor of a contract (which is what Hicks is right now). They did this way back with cheaping out on Yoan Moncada who was the key player that got the Sox Chris Sale and as a result a WS championship. They got too cute and cheap trading essentially the same package for Sonny Gray instead of Justin Verlander and as a result cost them basically a WS championship. They'd honestly be better off just admitting they can't spend enough to win a WS title and instead do what the Red Sox did...trade your big ticket guys when they still had high value before it's too late cause you don't have the financial commitment to do whatever it takes, rebuild by acquiring assets, then pick your time to jump right back into things.