Before Josh Hamilton signed with the Angels, rumors were running rampant on the internet that his agent had asked to meet with the New York Yankees but that GM Brian Cashman declined after ownership said no way. But Newsday reported that Cashman had his people do some background checks on the slugger.
So it came as no surprise when listening to Boomer and Carman on CBS last week that the Yankees new regime, lead by Hal Steinbrenner wouldn’t budge over $80 million and somewhere between 4-5 years to acquire Hamilton’s services. Who knows if that is even true but it wouldn’t surprise me.
Back when Hal’s dad was still running the ship the above NEVER would have happened.
Texas Rangers – ALCS Game 3 – October 19, 2010
And boy are Yankee fans missing the Boss more than ever right now.
Following such an embarrassing 2012 ALCS, George Steinbrenner would have handed GM Brian Cashman a boatload of cash before he went to the Winter Meetings; and tell him to fix this so the it doesn’t happen a...