My apologies for the David Bowie reference, but major changes seem to be in order as a result of this latest disappointment and early exit from the postseason. I'm not exactly going out on a limb to say that it's going to be a very busy week in the Bronx, beginning first thing tomorrow morning.
Here are some questions to ponder while we vent our frustrations:
1.) Who will be managing the Yankees next season?
2.) Will [Should] Brian Cashman keep his job as the GM? If not, who should replace him?
3a.) Will A-Rod be back?
4.) What other changes do you expect to see (or want to see) for next season?
A few of these questions may be answered within days (manager) or weeks (A-Rod), so we will not be lacking topics of discussion on PA anytime soon.
Shamefully, A-Rod is going to get most of the media coverage blame for his team's lackluster performance and it may be the final straw that drives him out of town. What should not be overlooked is the fact that True YankeesTM Wang, Jeter, and Posada were all downright offensive in their own right. Damon and Cano did okay, but that's about it for the rest of the Yankee offense.
It also doesn't help when only four Yankee pitchers were successful in getting opposing hitters out in the series (Pettitte, Hughes, Chamberlain, and Mo).
As for the ALCS, all I can say is Go Tribe! I no longer care what happens the rest of the season as long as the Red Sox aren't the last team standing at the end of October.