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February 15, 2008

Hank: With Santana, We'd Be Favorites Now

From the AP -

Hank Steinbrenner on the AL pennant race: "We're one of the five best, and no nobody really knows who's better than who at this point. There's Detroit, Boston, Cleveland, there's Anaheim, and there might be a couple others as well. ... With (Johan) Santana, we'd be the favorite right now. I'd like to win it this year. But we had a have a chance, and it will only get better."

With Santana, we'd be the favorite right now.

I wonder who Hank is saying this to when he says it? Hmmm...

Update, Feb. 16, 2008: More from Hank on this - from John Harper:

You can tell it is eating at Hank Steinbrenner already that he didn't turn a deaf ear to GM Brian Cashman and make the trade for Johan Santana that his gut was telling him to make.

Just mention Santana to Hank and you can practically hear the gnashing of teeth. Friday, for example, after admitting to our Yankees beat writer, Mark Feinsand, that he was always in favor of making the trade, Hank issued what could be interpreted as a warning of sorts:

"Hopefully," he said, "that's not a move we should have made that I'm going to be (ticked off) about."

...Hank issued what could be interpreted as a warning of sorts...

Nice to see I'm not the only one seeing it this way.

Posted by Steve Lombardi at February 15, 2008 09:09 PM

Comments

The classic sign of a passive-aggressive egomaniac. If he was so adamant about getting Santana, he should've overruled his GM. After all, if he's "The Boss" and he's trying on daddy's turtlenecks, loafers, and blazers, then he should have the balls to make the move. But letting himself get talked out of the move and then blaming everyone else if it goes wrong is the most passive-aggressive thing he can do.

This guy is a total moron. I wish he'd STFU.

Posted by: MJ [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 16, 2008 08:33 AM

Hank loves to hear himself speak. I wish he would tell us how he really feels.

Posted by: E-ROC [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 16, 2008 01:18 PM

Steve,
Are you telling me if you needed to make a baseball decision and your only input was from Hank Steinbrenner or Brian Cashman, you would go with Hank Steinbrenner?

And Steinbrenner says we would be better off in 2008. Well, maybe he's right. What about 2009 thru 2013? Should a responsible GM look down the road a bit?

Posted by: singledd [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 16, 2008 01:44 PM

~~~Are you telling me if you needed to make a baseball decision and your only input was from Hank Steinbrenner or Brian Cashman, you would go with Hank Steinbrenner?~~~

Can I pick "neither"?

Posted by: Steve Lombardi [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 16, 2008 06:26 PM

Jesus, again rename your web site ihatebriancashman.com ... he could've saved his ass by doing the trade ... maybe it will blow in his face this year but long term not ... the price was too high. Just let it go!

Posted by: alvarof [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 17, 2008 12:56 AM

alvarof - have you read this one?

http://www.waswatching.com/archives/2008/01/not_another_cas.html

Posted by: Steve Lombardi [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 17, 2008 09:23 AM