Originally written on Lady Loves Pinstripes  |  Last updated 11/19/14
Let’s do something stupid and pretend that the New York Yankees had one of their best off-seasons ever. Austin Romine (Photo credit: Wikipedia) That would mean inherited owner Hal Steinbrenner became a baseball fan. Josh Hamilton would be Tampa for Spring Training, along with Rafael Soriano. The farm system would be flourishing and one or two youngsters make the 25-man rosters. And finally a Yankees bench that is so deep that losing Curtis Granderson and Mark Teixeira can be tolerated. Gosh would that bring a smile my face for a second, until I crashed back down to earth. Instead the Yankees are even older, cannot afford the injuries they already have, still do not trust their farm system and lack overall depth. The honest sense of desperation coming from GM Brian Cashman is the only refreshing thing to come out of Spring Training thus far. Otherwise it’s been empty promises and contradicting statements since last October. You remember when the Yankees got swept right in the ALCS at...
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