The New York Yankees are deeply involved in the free agent market this offseason and that means one thing and one thing only. Truly idiotic takes on Twitter. I will now be sharing some in a ranking format.
Airports are boring. You stand around on the security line, you wait patiently for your flight that will absolutely be delayed, and you ignore your aching feet while watching a carousel of luggage that isn’t yours filter through the arrivals gate.
When all hope of entertainment seems lost, Twitter is the place to go. Particularly Yankees Twitter because, while we have some of the most intelligent and well-informed fans in the game, we also have a bunch of morons that make Skip Bayless look like a pretty reasonable guy.
Here are some of the worst tweets I found while the life drained out of me at the airport:
I hope the Yankees pass on Machado ,His attitude is trouble no class ?
— Julio Cesar monsalve (@JulioCe54178323) December 22, 2018
I’ll put my hand up on this one. At one point, I too, overreacted to the hustling comments. In my defense, I was still extremely upset that a certain team which shall not be named was running away with a title.
Cooler minds have since prevailed and I’ve accepted the fact that the not a hustle guy storyline doesn’t matter in the slightest. The window to be upset about that is long past closed so if you still don’t want Manny Machado because of it, you make the dumbest-takes list.
The Rays have a better pitching staff than the Yankees.
— Madison Bumgoatner (@MBumgoatner) December 12, 2018
Shut up Madison Bumgoatner.
I will not be entertaining any discussion about pitching staffs with a team that only has two real starters and bullpens every other day. The bullpenning approach will be a fun little history lesson 20 years from now because it’s not sustainable long term.
Confirmed Yankees traded Sonny Gray & Clint Frazier for Scooter G
— #ItsTime (@Nati_Sports) December 21, 2018
This just pisses me off because there’s clearly no source and yet tweets like this throw the dumbest of Yankees twitter into a frenzy. I no longer care for any news that doesn’t come from a blue checkmark.
Speaking of Sonny Gray, I’m not sure how I missed this but I’m gonna need someone to confirm that this woman is not still in a gigantic birdcage. I know we get passionate about our teams, but I am worried about her safety.
— MANny MACHADO ? (@PIayoffJudge) December 16, 2018
@BryanHoch , please convey to the powers that rule the Yankees, keep Sonny Gray. Sonny may turn out if possible to be very good and one who may need if available to put a tag on next year. If you can wait on Sanchez to improve with defense, wait on Sonny for 2019.
— rev (@BeltLeVonia) December 16, 2018
Nope. Don’t like this.
I get that some people are looking for value in Gray but I don’t care. I tried to defend him for much too long. I want Sonny Gray to receive a permanent ban from the City of New York. He has nothing for New York. Not as a starter, not as a reliever, not as some hybrid swingman.
If Sonny Gray appears in a game for the New York Yankees I will boo a member of the Yankees for the first time in my life. I’m done with that guy.
That seems like a good place to stop. Tune in next time for Yankees Twitter’s dumbest tweets episode four … probably.