I've been a life long New York Yankee fan since the age of 7 and as a Jersey native, that's kind of a big deal. I've grown up during the wonder years of Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Jorge Posada, and Andy Pettite fueling the bombers to 5 world titles and having the Bombers in contention every year. Last year as well as this year have been beyond frustrating. So with the trade deadline now over I've got to give some love to Brian Cashman, Yankees GM for doing what has been needed to be done for quite some time now. He took 3 All-Stars, Aroldis Chapman, Andrew Miller, and Carlos Beltran (Ivan Nova too lol) and turned them into 12 electrifying, young, talented prospects. The Yankee farm system has been slim for years which happens when you build your team through trades and free agency year after year which just doesn't seem to work anymore. Cashman understood this and wisely convinced Hal and company to make these trades to secure the future of the Evil Empire. Oh yea, how could I forget! In 2 years, some guy named Bryce Harper and some other guys named Manny Mochado and Jose Fernandez will be free agents too. Lets say hypothetically the Yankees get 2 of those guys coupled with the influx of young prospects who will be well-seasoned by then and you could pretty much cue the Star Wars Empire Strikes Back theme music as loud as possible. Just look at what the Chicago Cubs are doing now. Thanks to Brian Cashman, the Yanks could be an even younger, more dominant version of that. I'm fine with that and if you're a Yankee fan you should be too.
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