Monday, August 1, 2016

Suddenly It Has Gotten Late Early 'Round Here

Apparently this year in the Bronx, the baseball season ended on July 31.  When the Yankees traded ace left-handed reliever Andrew Miller to Cleveland for four minor-leaguers (including a couple of the Indians' top prospects), they effectively raised the white flag over the big ballpark in the Bronx.  

The Yankees' recent moves (Aroldis Chapman left town less than a week before Miller did) will likely mean (a) no post-season baseball this year; and (b) some pretty brutal regular season games to endure this month and next.  Hopefully, these moves position the Yankees to be relevant again in 2017 and beyond.  

Hopefully, this new plan works better than the "throw money at everybody" plan that led to Jacoby Ellsbury, Chase Headley, and Brian McCann wearing pinstripes.  That plan has been an unmitigated disaster.

-AK

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