Wednesday, December 10, 2008
I asked Grutt what his thoughts were on the Sabathia signing and I thought his response pretty much nailed it. So here it is.
I don’t know. Every year I get a little more disenchanted with baseball. Yea, it’s great we signed the top pitching free agent. But we were supposed to. No team was even in the ballpark of the Yankees offer yet they still needed to jump from the already ridiculous price of $140 million to $160 million to close the deal. Now I hear we are going to sign more pitchers who will also get large contracts and the position player gaps are still glaring. Each new, large contract just adds to the feeling that the Yanks are supposed to win it all. “I think we have a good chance this year.” That is a lost feeling. If they don’t win I’ll wonder why, like there has to be some other reason besides that it’s a sport you can never predict how things will work out and some years just aren’t yours to be won. If they win I will be pleasantly smug. It gets a little more dismal every year.
But hey, they got him and hopefully he will be something special to watch. He better be for $160 million, right? He isn’t human anymore so he isn’t allowed to make mistakes.