This should provide comfort to Yankee fans.
â€œIâ€™m going to be reviewing the entire organization,â€ Hank Steinbrenner told the AP in Tampa today. â€œWeâ€™re going to do everything we can to win next year. Weâ€™re not going to wait. Do everything we can that makes sense. Weâ€™re going to fix what we have to fix. Weâ€™re going to have to look at what has been done wrong over the last five years, which Iâ€™ve had one year to try and figure out. Clearly, a lot of mistakes were made.â€
In what could be a move that drives Brian Cashman out the door, Steinbrenner is looking at setting up an advisory group to help run the team.
â€œIf Brian stays on as GM, that doesnâ€™t mean he wonâ€™t be the No. 1 guy,â€ Steinbrenner said. â€œBut the fact is, the more opinions the better. I think thatâ€™s probably the best way. It worked in the 90â€™s, and it can work again.â€
So, a guy who spent most of the last 20 years around horses and has attended three games in person all year is going to review the entire operation then put together an advisory group. That makes perfect sense.
Here is what the Yankees should do: Give Brian Cashman two years and total autonomy. That takes him through the end of Joe Girardi’s contract. If Cashman and his hand-picked manager don’t have the team going in the right direction by then, blow it all up and start over.