On the Eve of the GM Meetings…

Let the spending begin!
Oh, why not. Yes, it’s tacky to talk about money given the state of our economy, but I’m sick of people sniping at the Yankees’ big payroll. Never mind that the Red Sox, Mets, Angels, and Dodgers aren’t exactly penniless. I’m tired of pointing that out. Plus, it’s true that the Yankees have the deepest pockets now that some of those pricey contracts are coming off the books. We have sacks of money, in fact.
In today’s NY Post Joel Sherman has some thoughts about how the Yanks could spend the dough. But the point I’d like to make to Cashman is…..Just spend it. It’s not coming out of our college tuitions or mortgage payments or shopping sprees to Neiman Marcus. (I know, I know. Palin is returning the clothes.) And we’re grownups; we’re aware that all the spending doesn’t guarantee us a championship and we can handle it if some of the deals are a bust. But for God’s sake, Cash, if you’ve got the green light to sign somebody good, sign him!
Over at the Sox and Pinstripes blog, Jeff (the Sox advocate) says he no longer fears the Yankees. He respects us; he just doesn’t quake in his boots at the sight of us anymore. My answer? We’re still the New York Yankees who won 26 World Championships and we’re proud. We wear our hearts on our shoulders.
On the backs of our heads too.
Even our highest paid player wears his pinstripes proudly.
So be afraid, people. Very afraid.


  1. respectjetersgangster@gmail.com

    I’m all for spending. The Yankees would be feared again if they would just offer Pavano another 4 years at $80 million, and not even blink to then sign Burnett, Sabathia, Sheets, Lowe, and Teixeira. That’s the kind of fiscal irresponsibility we are known and feared for.

  2. Jane Heller

    I didn’t say Cashman shouldn’t be SMART about his spending. And remember, lots of teams were in the hunt for Pavano. Didn’t Curt Schilling have him over for dinner when the Red Sox were recruiting him? Now Igawa was a bad signing. That one I can’t defend at all.

  3. Jane Heller

    Oh, Jeff. You’re such a stickler for accuracy. And now that A-Rod is into the Kabbalah, he only prays and chants at night.

  4. respectjetersgangster@gmail.com

    You could spend smart, but then again you could just spend, and the latter option requires much less planning, thinking and foresight than the first.

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