Tuesday, November 11, 2008

A Winter Move That Makes Sense

The only way to build a roster that is both competitive and cost effective is to look at alternative ways to acquiring talent. Free agents can be costly, trades can gain you just as much as they take away, and developing prospects can be as unpredictable as dog racing, so where there is no sure shot way of getting what you want why not take a new route? The only move that makes sense for the Yankees at this point is to clone former players. Yes, I know cloning is illegal, but no one needs to know. The way it works is we get the DNA of past Yankee greats, and we clone them. We then put a fake mustache on them so no one can tell the difference. Just imagine how potent our lineup would be if we had the young iron man, Lou Gehrig playing first, and the switch hitting Mickey Mantle in centerfield. Step aside Xavier Nady, you're platooning with Babe Ruth. Rotation problems? Not with Whitey Ford, the chairman of the board on the mound. I know, it sounds crazy, but how unrealistic is it?

Okay its pretty unrealistic, but I didn't want to go a whole day without posting anything and that was the first thing that came to mind. I hope everyone had a great Veteran's Day. The off season sucks, but hopefully there will be news tomorrow. Cheers!

5 comments:

raven said...

Let's clone Billy Chapel and Manny.

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

Here's who I wouldn't clone from Yankees past: Luis Polonia and Mel Hall.

Quinn said...

well there probably wont be anything to report until after friday... the day freeagents can sign with other teams..

Bucky7588 said...

i like the cloning idea, but the part that concerns me is what will happen if someone shuts off the electric fence? You'll have babe chasing after children trying to eat them...

Fernando Alejandro said...

There are some kinks to work out, but in the long run, I think there's more upside.