Wednesday, December 24, 2008

The Yankees sign Mark Teixeira

The darkness drops again; but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?
--W.B. Yeats, "The Second Coming"

Despite inking Teixeira to an eight-year, $180 million deal, the Yanks actually slashed payroll for next year. How crazy/shrewd is that?

But we're not worried. Like the ultimate destiny of mankind in Yates's poem, we think the Yankees' demise is written in the sands of time. Though their pitching staff is formidable...

C.C. Sabathia
Chien-Ming Wang
A.J. Burnett
Phil Hughes
Ian Kennedy/Joba Chamberlain
Andy Pettitte?

The rest... eh. Bring it on.

OF Liability
OF Old liability
OF Swisher
3b Over-the-humper
SS Geezer
2b Who cares
1b Teixeira
C AARP card holder

Let's go Rays!

1 comment:

  1. Couldn't wait to read your thoughts on this and you didn't disappoint.
    Great post