Reports from the New York Yankees higher brass has disclosed that signing Gerrit Cole is the top priority for the team this offseason. And theyâ€™re reportedly not concerned over how much theyâ€™ll pay extra for the luxury tax. It’s “Sign Cole, or else”.
Hal Doesnâ€™t Have the Teamâ€™s Interest at Heart Like His Dad
George Steinbrenner, whom I never really cared for as an owner, at least was obsessed with making the New York Yankees the brand name that they are today. In George Steinbrennerâ€™s first 12 years as owner, the Yankees had 5 postseason appearances, 3 pennants, and 2 World Series titles.
Hal started taking over more control of the team in 2007, though he didnâ€™t become the principal owner until after Georgeâ€™s death in 2010, weâ€™ll start in 2007. In Halâ€™s first 12 years, they have 9 postseason appearances, 1 pennant, and 1 championship. When it’s World Series or bust… 1 for 9 just doesn’t cut it.
Hal is Too Frugal to be an Owner
When George wanted a player, he got that player. Did that player always help the team? No, but it kept the team relevant. When Hal needed a player, it was never to help the team or fill an urgent position, but it followed through on Georgeâ€™s path of â€œKeep the team relevant.â€
We needed pitching last season. 2 pitchers. James Paxton was a dud before the All-Star break. And Happ was completely ineffective. We could have had Corbin, but Hal didnâ€™t want to give the extra year. We could have gotten Cole 2 years ago, but Hal and Cashman killed the deal becauseâ€¦ why?!
And Hal was taking over control in 2007â€¦ when the Yankees resigned Alex Rodriguez to that 10-year contract. And every year sinceâ€¦ â€œWe need to stay under the luxury tax!â€
Yea. That one was all on you, buddy boy.
Hal, do the right thing. Sell the team. YOU were the reason why weâ€™ve been so close but oh so very far the last 3 seasons.Â
Yeaâ€¦ and that Jacoby Ellsbury deal you signed? You should have been voted off the board for that one.