• Best Threat Off The Bench For Torre

    Posted by on February 28th, 2006 · Comments (5)

    In “Joe’s Run,” who was the best threat off the bench for the Yankees?

    Tim Raines in 1996?
    Shane Spencer in 1998?
    Darryl Strawberry in 1999?
    Glenallen Hill in 2000?

    How about the “non-ring” years?

    Mike Stanley or Mark Whiten in 1997?
    Enrique Wilson in 2001?
    John Vander Wal in 2002?
    Karim Garcia in 2003?
    Tony Clark in 2004?
    Bubba Crosby or Ruben Sierra in 2005?

    Who will it be in 2006? Andy Phillips?

    It seems that the Yankees need a strong bat on the bench to win it all, no?

    Comments on Best Threat Off The Bench For Torre

    1. Raf
      February 28th, 2006 | 11:33 pm

      It’s debatable… For instance, Hill was a nonfactor in 2000. Wilson was a nonfactor a year later, and was hardly the reason the Yanks lost that series.

    2. JeremyM
      March 1st, 2006 | 12:11 am

      Hill was a great acquisition, what a run he had that year. He lost it when the playoffs rolled around but he carried the Yanks for awhile. But my vote goes to Strawberry, he seemed to be the ace in the hole that year. Boggs was a great threat in the 96 series off the becnh as well, I’ll never forget that walk.

    3. hopbitters
      March 1st, 2006 | 10:08 am

      Please. Everybody knows the Yankees couldn’t have won a single championship (and they haven’t) without the Ruthian power of Luis Sojo coming off the bench.

    4. festus
      March 1st, 2006 | 10:23 am

      If only we could have had 2005 Tony Clark hit for 2004 Tony Clark in the ALCS v. Boston.

    5. March 1st, 2006 | 10:32 am

      I’ve got to go with Strawberry. That guy was a serious threat off the bench and always seemed to come up with the clutch homers. Though I second JeremyM’s comments about Hill – I had almost forgotten that.

    Leave a reply

    You must be logged in to post a comment.