It wasn’t the greatest season for the Yankees – Jeter called it “a nightmare” and I don’t disagree – and today’s finale in Houston was a case in point. It was nice to win, but extra innings against the Astros in a meaningless game? Seriously? It was so obvious after Reynolds hit that homer in the 14th how badly the players just wanted to go home already. I know the beat writers weren’t thrilled that their flights home had to be delayed.
Now comes the business of rebuilding or re-jiggering or whatever it is that the organization will do this winter. I assume the decision to bring back Girardi will be at the top of the list, provided he wants to come back. Then there’s the Cano thing, which I hope won’t drag on forever. At least the A-Rod appeal hearing is only supposed to last a week and they’ll know whether they’ll need a new third baseman and for how long. Will they get a new shortstop in case Jeter isn’t able to be a full-timer or keep Ryan? Will they hand the catching job to Romine, give it to Cervelli,, bring back Stewart or get a new catcher? Will Nunez play a role? Nix? What about Granderson? And who knows about the pitching staff.
So many questions. And too many goodbyes to iconic players for my taste. (Mo, don’t go…..)
I’ll give this blog a rest for the off-season except when there’s news and I expect quite a bit. Meanwhile, thanks to all for reading and commenting. I’ll leave us with the laughing lady as a cheerful farewell.