In Tanya's most recent Yankees rumors post, we see that Brian Cashman thinks that former Cy Young winner Max Scherzer may be, to coin a phrase from poker, too rich for the Yankees blood. To hear a Yankees GM say this certainly raises some eyebrows, as well as questions about what the Yankees have planned for the 2015 starting rotation. The cost of Scherzer has been a hot topic among Yankee fans recently. Some think the Yankees should break open the money bin and sign him, while others are cautious about going all in for a seven year deal for a starter when the Yankees' offense is still a concern. Could we actually be seeing the birth of a new cost-conscious Yankees? Perhaps cost-conscious is a strong term, considering last year's spending spree. The Yankees of old would definitely be all in on Mad Max though.
Comments of the Day
The Yankees still need to work on this whole "playing bad players when prospects with an upside are available" thing.
No seriously, something has to give eventually. It was bad enough watching Chris Stewart get actual playing time over John Ryan Murphy in 2013. Last year was little to no exception with the likes of Stephen Drew and Chris Capuano.
Meanwhile, in the Amaerican Football world, Johnny Manziel (who I might call Johnny Manzier due to Seinfeld) did not have the best of days yesterday.
GIF of the Day
Baccari Rambo is the name of a player on the Bills. He intercepted two passes by Aaron Rodgers. Therefore, this GIF wins because all the Bills really have is their defense.
Honorable Mod Mention
Oh, I definitely win the HMM award today. No doubt about it! Today is definitely Greg Kirkland's day!
- Max Scherzer: Too expensive or Too expensive but it doesn't matter because the Yankees need him?
- On a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest) how would you rate your gift/present wrapping skills?
As always, please link us your Song of the Day.
Be honest, does it kinda weird you out to hear Cashman say that a player is too expensive for the Yankees? Or do you feel like a kid opening a long awaited present because the Yankees might be on the same wavelength as you? Feel free to use this as your open thread for the day. There will be cake and booze and football later on tonight.
It's a party!