The Yankees are done. We’ve known it for a while, but now that they are in fourth place, there’s really no denying it. So of course, Hank Steinbrenner runs his mouth about setting up some sort of advisory panel; and Yankee bandwagoners are all “OOh, let’s fire Girardi.” Pish posh. It’s not happening. If anyone’s leaving, it’s Cashman. His contract is up and his hand-picked manager and young guns aren’t exactly working out. He’s been in the organization since interning at college, now has to deal with a bevy of Steinbrenners instead of just one, and Hank wants to transfer his authority to a panel?! If anyone can understand the depths of Cashman’s loyalty, it’s me – we are both Catholic University alums after all. But seriously, I’d just be all, “Fuck this shit.” He could just leave, make money and have total autonomy at another organization. Oh, and also, he wouldn’t have to deal with that whole anything-less-than-a-ring-is-a-failure mentality. Any move he’d make to get the Nats over .500, and he’d be a hero. Especially if it meant people actually went to the games.
Yankees Rant September 12, 2008