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?

5 comments:

raven said...

If Willie proves that he can give Cano a good sound slap on the back of his head anywhere, anytime without hesitation, hire him.

raven said...

First Instant Replay and No.12 on the all time home run list in the same night?
Baseball history is madly in love with A-Rod.

Fernando Alejandro said...

It is Raven. Baseball just seems to love A-Rod.

bigjf said...

If he's going to play 2B, I'd be fine with that. But as a coach, he isn't a fiery motivator. Still, I'd rather have him coach 3rd than Meacham. He has to go.

Fernando Alejandro said...

Yeah, Meacham hasn't done much to help his cause. I would love to have Larry Bowa back.