Thursday, December 6, 2007

Homegrown Yankees

Hello all Yankees fans,so far so good,right? Santana remains a Twins,not a Red Sox. I am glad I am right so far barring any surprising news.I told you before and you can read that from preview post.Red Sox are bluffing and Twins are playing games with us.I am glad that Cashman and Hank make a right decision so far.I also told you before.I like the combination of Hank and Cashman.It takes a lot of guts to make this decision when your job is on the line,Cashman.I am happy you are our General Manager.I believe Hank and Cashman make this decision when they hear Andy's decision on Sunday which is the date Hank setting the deadline.I am also glad to hear Hank saying "I’m really pleased at the fan reaction to keeping Hughes, and the fans do matter. Their opinion does matter".“They’re the ones that buy tickets and watch the YES Network. I like the way they get attached to homegrown Yankee players, just like the rest of us do in ownership and the front office. I was actually kind of surprised. But the fans seem to be in favor of keeping Hughes, and that’s a good thing.”

I can't predict the future.I don't know the kids will pan out or not.I am sure for one thing.Even though Red Sox get Santana,it is not the end of world.I have been said this many times.You don't play baseball game on paper;you play that on the field.Don't believe what you hear from most talk shows when most hosters are panic and angry at Yankees' decision on keeping kids.Getting Santana from Twins for Red Sox doesn't automatically get them a ring or a playoff ticket.I am the one rooting for keeping kids and playing the 2008 season and behind because I believe what I saw from them from last season.PS.I also won't be the one jump on kids if they struggle in the 2008 season.I will accept the result.

As a baseball fan,no matter your favorite team go all the way or not, you still have to enjoy every moment along with process.This makes baseball game amazing in my opinion.Don't you feel differently when miss game and watch scoreline directly even though Yankees win that game.You still feel something missing.That's totally different feeling when you watch the whole game.Of course,you will feel horrible when they lose that game.

I posted the following sentences on numbers blog already earlier today.If Mussina doesn't win a spot on the rotation in 2008 season.We have a 100% homegrown rotation for 2008 season,including Pettitte,Wang,Hughes,Joba,Kennedy.WoW!!That's amazing.

5 comments:

Todd Drew said...

Jessica,
I love the way the team is sticking with the kids.

kudoseth said...
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kudoseth said...

You know what, I have read several comments on Yankees message board
saying Wang's not a homegrown player. Neglecting the fact that Wang had gone through minor leagues training they just stressed he was signed as an international FA. Maybe they thought he was signed the same way as 松井 or 井川 did(which he was not) but the most annoying thing is they deemed Cano and Melky as homegrown players . Go figured.

Todd Drew said...

Wang is absolutely a “homegrown Yankee.”

Jessica Lee said...

In my opinion,When players get trained in Yankees minor system and come through Yankees system,they are homegrown Yankees.Therefore,Wang is a homegrown Yankees for sure.I know Igawa and Matsui are homegrown yankees by definition.For me,they are not.

Believe me don't read into too much on what they said on Yankees message board,Kudoseth.After 2007 playoff performance,majority irrational yankees fans want to throw Wang out of window.Therefore,it makes them feel better if Wang is not on the category as homegrown yankees.Obviously,I am not one of them.I have too many experiences of rooting for losing team(see my opening post).Only thing I care is effort and enjoy the moment when I watch baseball game.

Wang is a low-keyed person.I believe only thing he care is to work hard and improve himself.He will only get better barring injury.If I were Yankees front office,I would lock him for long term deal.But,it's not up to me.It's very easy for people to leave Wang behind for everything because of his personality.If you are waiting Wang for stirring news or defending himself,you may never get that.