With injuries to aging stars Alex Rodriguez (who may never come back), Derek Jeter (an old broken ankle that isn't healing), Curtis Granderson (out until June) and Mark Texiera (could be out for the year), the Bronx Bombers are staring last place in the face this season.
Teams get old. It happens. But wouldn't it be better to true fans of the team to see a resurrection of their once mighty farm system instead of picking up all these overpriced has-beens to fill the voids left by all the injuries? So what if attendance goes down.
Oh, and speaking of attendance, since the product the Yankees are going to put on the field this season is going to be so pathetic, can they drop the price down from the $40 it costs to park your car in an outdoor lot? Can they drop the price of the $11 beer or $6 dirty water dogs? And, once and for all, can they abolish those $1250 box seats around the home plate area to a price that someone who makes less than a million dollars a year can justify buying? This is especially a pet-peeve of mine. You watched a Yankee game on television last year and it already looked like no one was there. Imagine what it will look like this year if they don't change that cost-structure drastically.
Look, we knew the day would come when icons like Jeter and Mariano Rivera were going to hang it up. But it doesn't mean the Yankees have to put a shabby product on the field like they are doing now with all these re-treads.
C'mon Yanks...give the kids a chance like Gene Michael and Buck Showalter did in the early nineties. You never know, maybe there's another Jeter or Rivera down there on the farm just waiting for their chance to shine.