Day 2 of the Winter Meetings is getting crazy. The Yankees just announced a 4-year contract with Brian Cashman as the GM and SVP through 2026.
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HAHHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHA. I'm laughing through the pain.
This is Brian Cashman's legacy since March 4th, 2009 (the date that the 2nd longest tenured GM in baseball- Mike Rizzo- was hired):
One World Series Championship (2009)
One World Series Appearance (2009)/American League Pennant
Five times Losing in the American League Championship Series (2010, 2012, 2017, 2019, 2022)
Five time American League East Winners (2009, 2011, 2012, 2019, 2022)
Six-Time Highest Payroll in the MLB
Ten-Time Highest 2 Payrolls in the MLB
Thirteen-Time Highest 5 Payrolls in the MLB
First off, the same day that the New York Mets announce Justin Verlander and just minutes after the Philadelphia Phillies announce Trea Turner, the Yankees unveil this "news". I mean, we all knew it was coming. It was so obvious. But, read the room. Make the deal and operate as if nothing changed and announce the signing some other day.
Heck, announce it with a big free agent signing! Judge, Rodon, etc.
Not as a stand-alone thing. It's pathetic.
Second, let's be honest here. Brian Cashman is not a winner. Yes, he has been the general manager under a lot of "winning" teams over the years (technically all winning teams since 2009) but I have a pretty good understanding that if any of us were given a Top-5 yearly payroll in baseball, we'd also be able to come up with a formula that could win us 82 games as well.
One World Series and currently no ability to stop the Houston Astros. This team and front office are not built to compete. And they're only doubling and tripling down on it. Oi vey.
Third, what a terrible time to announce this. I still haven't gotten around to my thoughts on the Verlander signing from this morning (thanks to meetings and real-world stuff) and now I have to think about this. Oi vey. From my perspective, this is incredibly annoying.
Welcome back, Cash. Hope you're ready for the boos to keep coming until another ring comes to New York. And, let's be clear. I mean the Bronx. Not the handshake agreements you're making with the Mets to not get into a bidding war with them.