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Hank riding to the rescue of the Yankees

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Sep 11, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

This should provide comfort to Yankee fans.

“I’m going to be reviewing the entire organization,” Hank Steinbrenner told the AP in Tampa today. “We’re going to do everything we can to win next year. We’re not going to wait. Do everything we can that makes sense. We’re going to fix what we have to fix. We’re going to have to look at what has been done wrong over the last five years, which I’ve had one year to try and figure out. Clearly, a lot of mistakes were made.”

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.

“If Brian stays on as GM, that doesn’t mean he won’t be the No. 1 guy,” Steinbrenner said. “But the fact is, the more opinions the better. I think that’s probably the best way. It worked in the 90’s, and it can work again.”

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.

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