Pinstripes and Yankees Colors seem to run in the Family
Posted by Philip Saponara on November 20, 2008
Recent news coming out of New York is saying that George Steinbrenner is taking a step back and out of baseball to pursue a career of sitting on his billion square foot home on the river watching his son Hal take over his used to be owned New York Yankees. Although Hal was just noted the owner on Thursday we all knew that either of Georgy’s sons were going to own the multi-billion dollar team. Hal and his older brother Hank were named Co-Chairman for the Bronx Bomberslast April and withGeorge gradually pulling away and not attending to his diamond in the rough that is the Yankees, he let his sons take most of the work in the past season. Although Hal is owning the Yanks on his own he will be getting aid from his older brother Hank in upcoming season’s and judging that the Yankees are closing in on a deal with Sabathia and with a pick up of Peavy or Burnett, this franchise could be a change for the better in the upcoming season.
Although this is big news Mussina’s retirement slipped under the radar this past week and not many tabloids have been making a big deal out of it. Its not that Mussina was a bad pitcher either, he was an excellent pitcher for the clutch situations and snagged his 20th win on his last game of the season in 08. If the Yankees can make a run for either the combination of C.C.+Burnett, Burnett+Peavy, or Peavy+C.C. it will make news fly out of New York faster than the Bills are loosing ground in the playoff hunt! With that being said i am not calling anything and being a Metropolitanfan it will be for me to say this, but the Yanks could be a great team this year if they pick up any of the combinations above, and with a new owner i think it will spice up the flavor in that Yankees dugout.
Be sure to catch my NY Mets article about deals with Aaron Heilman and the Issue with all the Relievers out in the free agency.