Don't you find it annoying how every year the Yankees, or at the very least their fans, start talking about which players they plan on signing as if it was inevitable that they'll get them? I mean, sure, they almost always do get them, but it's pretty rude all the same, isn't it? Well, it extends to managers as well:
Will Lou Piniella end up in the New York Yankees organization when he's done managing the Cubs?
Yankees general partner Hal Steinbrenner told New York Daily News writer Bill Madden that "after Lou's done with the Cubs, he'll be back with us as a consultant."
Piniella insisted Monday he knew nothing about the comment and had not discussed a job with Steinbrenner.
I suppose it's highly likely that Piniella will end up back with the Yankees again one day given his history there, but boy it's bad form for Steinbrenner to throw that kind of stuff out there while he's still actively managing another team. This kind of presumptuousness, far more than payroll and winning and all of that, is why so many people hate the Yankees.