I’ve had enough. You folks don’t know me, since this is my first blog with What The Sports, but just know that I have had enough.
It appears as though nobody wants to stand up for what is right, for justice, for the little guy. We live in a country where no matter who you are, and what socioeconomic background you are from, you have a chance to make something of yourself. A man or woman who works hard enough can go from rags to riches.
So that is why I am done. The New York Yankees: the trust fund, summers in the Hamptons, “do you know who my dad is?” rich kids are back again, and they have put together the greatest lineup, and maybe team, in baseball history.
You know the names. Aaron Judge. Giancarlo Stanton. Didi Gregorius. Gary Sanchez. That’s a 2017 Rookie of the Year and 2017 NL MVP. Last year those four combined for 606 hits, 169 home runs and 423 runs batted in. Don’t get me started on top prospects Gleyber Torres, Miguel Andujar and even Clint Frazier.
Now I know you’re saying, “Wow James, what a lineup. They must be content with what they have in the Bronx, right?”
Of course not! Of course the Yankees are not content with the lineup they have. I mean this is the same team whose fans were calling for newly-hired manager Aaron Boone’s job after a 5-5 start through the team’s first 10 games. The team now sits at 29-13, winners of 20 of their last 25, tied for first place in the AL East with the Boston Red Sox, who they took two of three from last week.
World Series contenders pick up veteran arms and bats, it happens every year. Just last year, Houston picked up Justin Verlander, who had been relatively off the radar the past few seasons prior to his move to the Lone Star State. The Dodgers added Yu Darvish at the deadline, an above average arm to bolster their rotation.
But these are the trust fund kids. They don’t drink Poland Spring, they drink Fiji water. They do their online shopping by sorting the prices from high to low. They’ll sign your team’s favorite player for $25 million a year and general manager Brian Cashman (whose name literally translates to Mr. Money) will laugh in your face while doing it. In the words of noted Yankees fan Jay-Z, “What’s 50 grand to a m********a like me, can you please remind me?”
The Yankees will probably have at least six All Stars this year, but what’s six All Stars to a team like the Yankees, can you please remind me?
With all that said, I am calling on you, commissioner Rob Manfred, to channel your inner David Stern and veto any and all trades and transactions involving the New York Yankees for the sake of the rest of Major League Baseball.
The world is watching, Mr. Manfred. Do not cower to the elitists. Stand up for the common man!