Well, its been a while since my last blog, and a lot of stuff has happened in such a short amount of time.
The only story of consequence is the re-signing of Any Pettite, which bolsters out starting rotation, and gives us one of the deepest rotations in the league (arguably). This was in the works for a while, and I think it was a good signing for the price. It was better for the Yanks to get Pettite for a year @ 5.5 mil with incentives than to give, say, Ben Sheets a 2-year deal @ 7.5 mil/yr. As it turns out, the Yankees would have had to plead with the MLBPA to even THINK of going outside the organization – which I don’t think anyone outside of the MLB knew until today.
No, not that one….. It was Joe Torre’s (and Tom Verducci’s) “The Yankee Years”. The big problem that came from this book was the breach of the unwritten rule that “What happens in the club house stays in the clubhouse”… Now, having played baseball in college, I have seen this unwritten rule kept and broken all the same, and there are many people who do not observe this unwritten rule – mainly because it IS and UNWRITTEN rule… It is meant to be understood by everyone because the veterans instilled the fear of God in you if you ever broke that rule. The people who normally break the rule are people who do not care about pissing everyone else off (see: Jose Canseco). Honestly, from what I have heard about the book, it is not as bad as they are making it out to be, and most of the “outrageous” things about the book are really just inside jokes between teammates and friends. The only incriminating things are the passages about Brian Cashman & Joe Torre’s relationship as it pertained to the Yankees, where Brian Cashman was toeing the line of over-exerting his authority.
What do you think?