Sunday, January 6, 2008

Get This Man a Muzzle

Hank Steinbrenner needs to shut up. He seems to know absolutely nothing about how to manage a baseball team, yet continues to insist that he is in charge. His latest comments on Brian Cashman:
“I always told him, `I’m going to make the final decisions because when you’re the owner you should.’ He is the general manager, and he has the right to talk me out of it and he has talked me out of some things.” (From Pete Abe)
Although Hank is Cashman's boss and can make decisions overruling Cashman, he shouldn't. Since George Steinbrenner gave total control to Brian Cashman, he has been making the right moves (except for Igawa), but two years later, his power has been stripped again. Right now if I'm Brian Cashman, who is in the final year of his contract, I reject any extension offered until Hank agrees to back off.