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October 18, 2005

Who’s to Blame??

by @ 1:02 pm. Filed under 2005 Season

For the fifth straight year, the Yankees did not win the World Series. While part of it can be written off as the “anything can happen in the playoffs argument” I think it might go a little deeper then that. So who’s to blame. Is it Brian Cashman? Joe Torre? Alex Rodriguez? Heck, this is hard to swallow, but is it George Steinbrenner?

It’s hard to blame George. He put one of the strongest teams out on the field, and they didn’t produce. Offseason pickups of Jaret Wright and Carl Pavano were major busts, and while George and his advisors have a say in everything that goes on, I lay the blame at the feet of the general manager.

Fortunately, it looks like that problem will go away. I doubt if Cashman is coming back, so the question will be, who is the next Yankees GM? Maybe it’s Lou Pinella (who would also replace Joe Torre on the field as manager), but I find it hard unlikely that Lou would yield to Steinbrenners’ controlling ways. Bowden, the Nationals’ GM, is probably a better fit. He made some bone head moves, but the Nationals improved dramatically last year.

8 Responses to “Who’s to Blame??”

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  3. Peter N Says:

    This isn’t spam. You should use the letter verification thing. Even though you’re a Yankee fan, it shouldn’t be too hard to figure it out. And yes, Steinbrenner’s almost unfathomable offseason moves have become laughable to everyone but you blinder-enclosed fans of pinstripe. No disrespect intended.

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    Thanks Peter. I’m new to blogger, and yes, I was able to figure it out.

  5. Peter N Says:

    I read your comments at Jere’s blog (SoxFan in N.Y.) and you cracked me up. No diss intended on my last comment…for real.

  6. Peter N Says:

    Torre stays, and he does it with class! The best manager in baseball continues his run with the worst upper level management communicationed team in baseball. WHAT A GUY! Seriously, Sox fans love Joe as a person and would prostitute themselves to get him for our leader. But it is not to be. Enjoy him while you can for these next few years. There is NO replacement.

  7. Brian Says:

    I agree with Peter, Yankee fans are the dumbest around. And does it get any worse than NY arrogance?

  8. BS Memorial Says:

    “who is the next Yankees GM? Maybe it’s Lou Pinella”

    Excuse me, do you feature “rolling on the floor laughing” emoticons? That’s a good one. Oh man, Yankee fans. Sigh.

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