As much as I’d love to have GC on this team, the way things played out was completely predictable and close to inevitable.
Of course the Yankees/BoSox/Dojers saw a player they coveted, and of they activated the conveyor belt of gold bricks to secure that player.
That model was never the Lunhow model because he knew that if the Astros could offer $30M over 3 years the Yankees would offer more money at triple the years.
Astroball’s goal has been to create sustainability by being smarter, not richer. We’re probably at the first dip after a freaking awesome crest (3 ALCS appearances, 2 pennants, 1 WS title). But that dip could easily include more division titles. The lineup is still fearsome. The braintrust is still toiling to find contributors.
As sweet as the WS title was, this is the ultimate test of the teardown.
Also fuck the Yankees.