|Posted by Radatz on October 27, 2017 at 12:00 AM|
You may think I'm talking about the breaking news that Hightower is lost for the season to NE with a torn pectoral, as the good but fragile LB with the big contract becomes vaporware again. And that's bad enough. Oddly though, it's just an honorable mention since I heard about it as I sat to write this.
When the MLB playoffs began my dream was that Boston would fire Farrell (check) and Joe Girardi would somehow be fired by NY and end up in Boston. The latter sounded like a pipe dream and, except for the pipe, it was. But I still wondered why Boston would race out to sign a manager before the postseason had ended. I wondered further why they'd be scrambling to sign Alex Cora, a total managerial unknown. Today I'm wondering what's the use.
You see, the Yankees fired Girardi. Good grief, couldn't signing Cora have waited a week or so? Not that it would have made a difference in Boston, a team with a looong history of great rosters and inept managers. But why was Girardi fired? Everyone in NY knew his re-signing wasn't a slam dunk after GM Cashman was rehired, but you have to live deep in the NY soap opera to understand why a guy who led an unfinished rebuild to within a game of a Series appearance would be let go. I've read the papers in NY and I don't have a clearer answer than I do about the Clinton Foundation.
It just seems a strange lack of shock. So there goes my offseason dream. Now I have to rely on dream #2... that the Yankees will hire John Farrell. But that's also too good to be true.