Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Should The Yankees Hire Willie?
One of the pressing questions of this off season will be whether the Yankees should hire Willie Randolph. I for one say yes. Robinson Cano hasn't been the same without a strong presence in the clubhouse to prevent him from getting lazy and trying to coast on talent, so the Yankees could benefit from signing Randolph to a 1 year deal to play second base. As a veteran with World Series experience Randolph would fit right into the Yankees 2001-2007 model of player development, and would also be a great reminder of the Yankees championship past. Think of the great double play combination of Jeter and Randolph, and how much this could benefit the team. Cano could be the understudy, a utility infielder watching one of the all time greats show him how it's done. It seems clear that the Yankees need a stronger second baseman if they hope to make it to the 2009 playoffs, and Randolph is the answer. Am I right or am I right?