Well the playoffs are right around the corner. What do you think is going to happen?
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Recently I wrote an article warning that the Yankees couldn’t hit lefties, and that doesn’t bode well for the playoffs. Well, as the LoHud Blog recently wrote: The Yankees have now lost the past 8 games against left-handed starters.” Ooof.
So what does this mean? It means should grab the Wild Card spot and play the [...]
Still, the real pickle is Chamberlain. The once-heir-apparent to Mariano Rivera now can’t seem to head out to the mound with a black cloud of potential disaster over his head.
But make no mistake, have no illusions. Yankee Stadium is a target. What would be better for terrorists than to have, during a Yankee game, on national T.V., an explosion killing tens of thousands and Yankee Stadium, an American symbol, destroyed? And we have no illusions. This is the world we live in today. Civilians are the targets and our daily lives are the war. And sporting events are under threat. Every day.
Sure, it’s not even a month into the season and it’s far too early to judge any off-season moves. But why not do it anyway. Let’s take a look at how the Yankees off-season moves have panned out so far.
However, when you watch Cano this season, there is a big difference to what he did before and how he is playing now.
“The Lineup: New York’s All-Time Best Baseball Players” will premiere on Tuesday, March 23 at 10:30 p.m. ET on MSG Network with “Catchers,” the first of ten weekly episodes. Each 30-minute episode of “The Lineup” will present a number of nominees for consideration at each position, from the Yankees, Mets, New York Giants and Brooklyn Dodgers, with one episode dedicated to the best New York manager of all-time.
With Pitchers & Catchers less than a month away and the Hot Stove starting to cool down, let’s prognosticate and see whom we think will make the final 25-man roster for the Yankees.
Normally teams that succeed as well as the Yankees did last year don’t perform so much maintenance on their roster, but apparently, the Yankees felt complacency wasn’t an option. The question is now, as we draw closer to “Pitcher & Catchers Reporting”, with all the changes, are the Yankees a better team than they were 3 months ago?
OK, I’m not saying the guy is Rickey Henderson or anything like that. But with the way the blogosphere—as well as the mainstream media writes it—either the Yankees get someone, anyone, for left field, or this offseason is a giant FAIL. I mean, even New York Magazine (really?) recently wrote an article entitled “Is Brett Gardner Really Going To Be The Yankees’ Left Fielder?”
Bryan Hoch on MLB.com wrote recently that the Yankees might be bluffing with their left field scenario. We can debate if Brett Gardner or Jamie Hoffmann will really be in left field on Opening Day (I tend to think it’s a lot like after the ‘05 season, when they insisted that Bubba Crosby would be the Opening Day center fielder until he wasn’t and Johnny Damon was)…
So, Cashman traded a blue-chip prospect, a former no. 1 draft pick who pitched well after arm surgery, an a reliable, young lefty coming out of the pen (lots of those around). All for a center field who gets paid very well and batted .249 last year. The Yankee outfield for 2010 now bats a combined .256. Sweet!!!
So the Yankees are considering a trade for Curtis Granderson. All they have to give up is Austin Jackson and Phil Hughes. Why not throw in Sabathia and the New Yankee Stadium. You know, just to make it fair.