Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Despite Dissapointing Season, Yankees Still Reach Goals

It is a very common perception that the Yankees have had a disappointing season. With the Bombers sitting in 4th place and likely missing the play offs for the first time since 1993, many are quick to point out the issues that have brought the Yankees to this point. Despite this, the Yankees are quick to point out that they have managed to reach nearly all their goals set forth in Spring Training.

"I'm not sure why people are so disappointed in this team." Explained Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman. "Everything we said we were going to do we did."

What Cashman is referring to is the goals that the Yankees as a team and players individually set forth for the season.

"For example, I said that I would build a championship team." Continued Cashman. "But I was talking about our minor league teams, one of which has won a championship already and another that's still playing in the post season. I built two championship teams."

Looking back at quotes the Yankees made during spring training, they actually make a good point. Take a look at these quotes from Yankees players and staff about their season aspirations:

"All my life I've always wanted to win a 'Comeback Player of the Year' award. I used to dream about it as a child. The only way I can win it though, is if I really suck this season, and then set myself up for 2009." - Robinson Cano

"I think I want to have a strong first month, and then get sent to the minors." - Melky Cabrera

"I want to set a personal record for grounding into double plays in a single month." - Alex Rodriguez

"I want to see how long I can carry a shoulder injury before needing to go on the DL." - Jorge Posada

"I hope to get traded by mid-season." - Kyle Farnsworth

"I hope to pitch." - Carl Pavano

"If I can manage this team into 4th place, I'd feel like I've made an impact." - Joe Girardi

"I want the bats to go cold on my watch. Its easier than getting these millionaire's to hit when you need them to." - Kevin Long

So as you can all plainly see, the signs have been there since spring training. If only we had listened to them then, we could have saved ourselves a ton of heartache and stress following this abomination known as the 2008 Yankees.

8 comments:

http://janeheller.mlblogs.com said...

LOL. Almost as good as Letterman's top ten list.

raven said...

And both Jose Veras and Edwar Ramirez want to find out how many earned runs and walks Yankees relievers can give up in one season.

raven said...

I think Jorge Posada, our sidelined but high as a kite catcher who blew kisses to Nady and waved a bottle of drink to A-Rod in the dugout, took too many pain killer.

Roberto Alejandro said...

Posada doesn't feel pain, pain feels Posada.

Bucky7588 said...

heres a question, who is deron peter, and why has he never posted on this blog?

Fernando Alejandro said...

Deron's written a few things along the way. He wrote something fairly recently if I remember correctly.

http://janeheller.mlblogs.com said...

You're so right, raven. What was up with Posada and his blowing kisses (was it really at Nady?) and yelling at "Al" with the Gatorade? Hilarious. Whatever he's taking I want some.

raven said...

I hope Jorge was blowing kisses to Nady. I might laugh my guts out if he was blowing kisses to the Big G.