After my New York Knick's terrible start, I have been cleansing my mind of sports for weeks. Then I wake up today, curious what the Yanks are up to, and I see the headline "BOSTON REELS IN BECKETT". I honestly cannot believe Boston got Beckett,arguably the best young pitcher in baseball. Im terrified. The young man is an ABSOLUTE ACE, with the potential of a Clemens, Johnson or Schilling. I am shell shocked.
We must respond. We need atleast one, hopefully 2, of these 4 relievers: Ryan, Gordon, Wickman, Wagner. No way am I relying Tanyon Sturtze or Scott Eyre or Kyle Farnsworth or Proctor or Matt Smith. No, shlubs and rookies arent the answe r to our championship woes. We need a dominant pen like it's 1998 all over again to bridge to Mo. We need a cream of the crop setup man, preferably a lefty. I prefer Ryan, but if he goes elsewhere we need to break the bank and give Wagner an equal salary as Mo for 2 years.
I have no idea whats going on with the centerfield situation. Hearing "Bubba Crosby" and "opening day" makes me shudder. Maybe we can rape the Marlins out of Juan Pierre. Maybe Carlos Delgado. All I know is that the first major shot was fired this offseason by Boston, and it was a fantastic move for them. Its basically like they are trading Manny Ramirez (and his huge salary) and 2 prospects for Josh Beckett (+ Mike Lowell and his huge salary). Whatever they can salvage from the Angels for ManRam is gravy. Thats the swap and it is a genius move. Beckett is a proven Yankee killer and for the first time since Bubba and Sheffield collided, I am officially hitting the panic button. Hopefully he gets some more blisters. Thankfully, we still have Torre and Cashman running the sho, and we still have a fantastic core team. I cant wait to see what we do.
BIG STEIN WANTS TO MAKE A BIG SPLASH! LETS GO YANKEES! LETS GET IT #27-IN-06.