It's Friday, and I thought you guys could use a little bonus pep talk going into the weekend!
On July 25th, 2016; the Yankees did something we hadn't seen them do in a long time: rebuild. By trading Aroldis Chapman to the Cubs in exchange for Gleyber Torres and more, they were officially prepared to start over. The next year, they came within one game of the World Series, and they're currently one of the three best teams in baseball entering the second half of the season!
But rebuilding had never been in the Yankees DNA, as General Manager Brian Cashman told me shortly after it started. Here's a clip from that interview below:
Most teams take multiple years to fully build a winning team, but the Yankees went from pretender to contender within just one year. All it took was the organization recognizing their flaw; that most of their players were in their low-to-mid 30's, and they took action and did something about it.
Look at your potential and your opportunity. Don't think about what you have done, but think about what you can do. The past is the past. The Yankees have won the World Series 27 times, but just one since 2001. It was time for them to make a change, and the decision is already paying huge dividends.
I think it might be time for you to look in the mirror and ask yourself this question: What can I do now?
Quote of the Day: "Growth is painful. Change is painful. But, nothing is as painful as staying stuck where you do not belong." - N.R. Narayana Murthy