Could Trost, Levine be on their ways out?

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New Stadium Insider points us to a story on the 1050 ESPN Radio site regarding Yankees executives Lonn Trost and Randy Levine. According to a “major league executive,” one or both could be on the chopping block. Many Yankees fans would like to see this, I’m sure, but consider the source. One major league executive has speculated as to the jobs of two executives from another organization. I wouldn’t expect much to come from this. Still, it’s not like Trost and Levine are above criticism.

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  • Thomas A. Anderson

    Hal, if you want to make a statement that you are indeed the head honcho, send these 2 clowns packing. Every time they open their mouths they give the Yankees a bad name.

  • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Eric

    I’m not sure about their competence behind the scenes, but of late, they seem to say all the wrong things when they speak in public.

  • jsbrendog

    twould be music to mine ears to hear this.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph Pawlikowski

      Twould be…twerrific.

      • Tank the Frank (formerly just “Frank”)

        Robin Hood: Men in Tights I can’t believe I GOT THAT!! I stared at it for about 5 minutes I was about to go batshit.

        • Tony

          ok I give up – T what?? what does this mean

          • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph Pawlikowski

            It’s a quote from Robin Hood Men in Tights.

            • jsbrendog

              tight tights

            • Tony

              ok thanks – not much of a robin hood fan

              • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph Pawlikowski

                Well, I mean, it’s a Mel Brooks thing…

                • jsbrendog

                  i see your schwartz is bigger than mine….

                • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph Pawlikowski

                  Let’s see how well you handle it.

  • http://newstadiuminsider.com Ross

    I wouldn’t necessarily fire the guys, but I would definitely put them through some rigorous media training and also try to have them see what it is like to be the average fan for a few days… I think they are WAY too out of touch…

  • Cozimoto

    If you ran a corp. would you want these two as your PR squad?

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

    I think their biggest fault is being out of touch with the majority of the fan base.

    And also, sometimes, speculation is all it takes to get the ball rolling.

    • hamburger helper

      I think I heard somewhere that the Yanks might be able to put a winning streak together.

      • Steve H

        IETC

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph Pawlikowski

        I’d rather they put a winning steak together. Mmmm…steak.

        • whozat

          Is the “steak instead of streak” meme from here? Where have I seen that before?

          • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph Pawlikowski

            Probably saw it at the same place I did. Unfortunately I, too, cannot remember.

            • whozat

              …Lohud? Maybe? Rebecca?

              • jsbrendog

                sounds likea homer simpson thing. just guessing

                • whozat

                  Nah, it was definitely in the comments on some blog. I think it was Lohud, a couple of years ago.

  • Brendo

    The profits are at an all time high. Why would they be canned? For PR sake? The best PR would be winning.

    The only guy who should be fired is Cashman for assembling an aging team with a terrible minor league system.

    • jsbrendog

      oaktag.

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph Pawlikowski

        I just read through a lot of his comments. Enough oaktag to make a quite impressive presentation.

        • whozat

          bangwagon.

          • hamburger helper

            Didn’t Quagmire drive one of those in a Family Guy episode?

            Giggity.

            • jsbrendog

              i believe it was a winnebago, either a winnebango or a wannabango

              methins

        • jsbrendog

          enough to make a Damon bullseye sign?

          ::silently hopes::

  • Tony

    ok – I feel like I’m reading a different language

  • Tony

    what is oaktag??

  • Drew

    As much as I dislike Levine, maybe for his sketchy head-shot, these two guys got us a new stadium. We all know the issues with the seats and how poorly they’ve handled it as of late. I do not however think that they should be canned, well, Levine anyway, I don’t know as much about Trost. If the team was 24-12 I don’t think most people would care about the endless dribble that comes out of their mouths.

    • jsbrendog

      win or lose that drivel is still obnoxious and terrible pr.

      • Drew

        haha. That was the word I was thinking of, drivel. Had it on the tip of my tongue.
        I agree, definitely obnoxious and bad PR. I however, would not dismiss them, rather, put a muzzle on them.

  • Stryker

    i always thought these two needed to go. enough of the talking heads that are out of touch with the fanbase – let’s get some smart baseball people up in here that know what’s up.

    • Stryker

      i guess i should also say smart business people! sending those two packing would be a blessing for this franchise.

      • Drew

        They may be bad with PR and out of touch with you and I, however, this does not make them bad businessmen. They have been a big part of the most successful sports franchise in the world on the field and off the field.

  • I Remember Celerino Sanchez

    Speaking of 1050, some guest on with La Grecca now (I didn’t hear who it was), said that Hughes’s start tonight is important for two reasons: 1) If Hughes doesn’t pitch well, they can’t move Joba to the bullpen when CMW comes back, and 2) Hughes is their major trade chip at the deadline, and they need him to have value so they can make a move.

    Now, as idiotic as his statements were, what made me the most mad is that he said them not as his asinine opinions, but as if this is the way the Yankees are thinking. As if the Yankee plan is to move Joba to the pen as soon as Hughes gets back, and then trade Hughes at the deadline.

    How are these morons allowed on the radio?

    Can you tell I’m mad?

    Off to the Stadium. I want to see Hughes win … and then go to Scranton when CMW comes back.

    • Tony

      that show is just hard to listen to period. Kay is a trost/levine apologist. He could not even say bad word about that ridculous comment that trost uttered this week. They must be really powerfull – because he would not go there.

      • I Remember Celerino Sanchez

        Kay is off. It was just La Grecca.

  • Manimal

    If we could just drop Eiland that would be great. Its not some sort of rocket science, pitchers don’t seem to be making adjustments and there is no one else to blame except Eiland.

    • Stryker

      how are you gonna blame the coach for the players’ mistakes/not following advice?

      that’s like disciplining a parent when their kid doesn’t listen to them. you can talk to these players until you’re blue in the face but in the end they’re responsible for their own actions, not their coaches.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph Pawlikowski

      Because you’re more privy to Eiland’s effect on our pitchers than the rest of the Yankee staff.

      Please, quit it with the Eiland needs to go thing if the only evidence you’re going to bring is the (quickly improving) pitching performance. Yeah, if it’s a longer term thing maybe you look into a correlation, but why now? Why when the pitchers have been pretty damn good lately?

      • whozat

        “but why now?”

        because the Yankees lost a bunch of games to the red sox and no one’s head has yet rolled!!!

    • jsbrendog

      why don’t you take a step back and see if this newfangled “winning and pitching well” thing takes hold or is just a fluke.

      peaks and valleys

  • Tom Zig

    As bad of a rap that Levine gets, I kinda like the guy. He may be a jerk, but he does get creative with his comments sometimes. He is not afraid to take the unpopular route. Didn’t he play a big part in firing Joe Torre?

  • justin

    I hope they go and go quickly. I’m sick of the fascist dictums and preferential treatment for the bourgeoisie. Nobody loves the Yankees more than the fans, and those two have done nothing but try and distance the fans from our beloved team. Viva la revolucion!

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