posted on May, 24 2004 @ 01:44 PM
Yeah, the retired numbers thing is interesting, but that's old news, and you didn't come up with it.
As far as the off-season...
Naturally they were trying to make a playoff-ready veteran team, but my point is they took it too far. When they won 4 times in 5 years from
1996-2000, the foundation of their team was youth. It was a brilliant 50/50 mix of rising stars and established vets. For every Jeter, Posada,
Pettitte and Rivera there was a Brosius, a Gerardi, a Boomer and a Stanton.
Other than ARod and Vazquez, who'll be a huge star in New York, what do the Yankees have to look forward to down the road? Posada isn't getting any
younger, and Jeter seems to be at a crossroads in his career (and it's not just this year, look at his performance over the last few seasons vs when
they were winning championships)
Sure, they'll just buy a new crop of players, and that's fine - the Red Sox are doing the same thing.
Point being, the next time they buy, they better buy young, or the Yanks will be old news, just like the Curse...