After a couple weeks of gray days
winter offseason madness seems to be setting in, and I’m not the only one going stir-crazy wishing Brian Cashman would HURRY UP AND MAKE SOME MOVES ALREADY! Sorry… I digress…
- Apparently contract talks to bring Andruw Jones back to the Bronx are going nowhere, and now the Red Sox’ name is being bandied about as a possible suitor for Jones. At the end of his post Craig Calcaterra asks, “can someone explain to me why the Yankees are doing next to nothing this winter?” No, Craig, I can’t. I just can’t.
- Matt at the Yankee Analysts is similarly frustrated, and took to the blogosphere earlier for a little talk (type?) therapy. He would like a Roy Oswalt for Christmas. Or a Hiroki Kuroda. But me? I’m getting antsy to the point where I want Santa Cashman to open the Steinbrenner checkbook and give us something truly over-indulgent like a shiny new import named Yoenis Cespedes. Just because.
- But of course, there always has to be a voice of reason and today that voice belongs to Mark Feinsand. He took a minute to give us a rundown of exactly what the Yankees roster would look like if the season started today and you know what? It’s really not that bad. Of course there are some slots that I would like to upgrade (in a perfect baseball world), but glancing over those names doesn’t have me shaking in my fuzzy winter boots at the thought that the season will be a loss before it even begins. There are a ton of teams who would be more than happy to be sitting on the current Yankees roster right now.
- And finally, since ’tis the season to be thankful, take a moment to reflect on how awesome Hideki Matsui is, and how he pretty much single-handedly won us that World Series in 2009.