BigGuy wrote:Yankees youngsters were never going to carry them all the way
Teams need youth in these times of tougher drug testing. The Baby Bombers played a huge role in getting the Yankees all the way to Game 7 of last year’s American League Championship Series. Yet you don’t want to overdo the youth movement when you’re trying to win it all, and in Walker and Drury, the Yankees found upgrades that simultaneously make them less dependent on the kids while not blocking their long-term chances to make it here.
“These aren’t easy conversations to have,” Cashman said, “but when you’re having them, especially after all the dialogue we’ve had, as you walk through it, you can’t be afraid to ask the next question. … If you don’t ask, you might not get the result we have today.”
That result increases the likelihood of the Yankees attaining their optimal result. Even if it’ll be less of a storybook tale.
My gut says neither Drury nor Walker will get us there, despite Davidoff's hot-to-trot attitude. And that we'll be really sorry if we ever trade Andujar, never mind Torres, at least before they've had a chance to show their stuff to Yankee fans. I'd wait for the off-season to make a move for a pitcher w/ the credentials of a Fullmer, say. I'm not a happy customer about any of this turnabout, but what else is new? I'm looking at another foot of snow to shovel off into oblivion.