“I will not lose our No. 1 draft pick. I would have for Cliff Lee. I won’t lose our No. 1 draft pick for anyone else.” (via LoHud)
Goddamn right, Cash! You let them haters know what's up!
Seriously, though. Anybody who really wants the Yankees to sign Soriano or thinks they have to is a fucking moron. Sure the dude is really good, but he's not filling a gaping hole in the roster. Would it be nice to have him as the 8th inning guy and let D-Rob and Joba and the rest of the 'pen tear up the 6th and 7th innings as needed? Sure. Is not having Soriano as the 8th inning guy going to completely cripple the team and have them finish 83-79 as a result? Of course not. Cliff Lee was a necessity because of the holes in the rotation. Soriano is a luxury. You don't give up 1st round picks in a stacked draft for a luxury.
Come on, people. Drink some reality potion. And trust in Cash. Dude can scale down the sides of buildings with the best of them. He knows what he's doing.
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