With yesterday’s thoughts still in my head, I decided to look at the “Torre Yankees” to see who were the big whiffers on each squad. To see the results, click on the thumbnail below.
Seeing these results, I now wonder – come October, does it make sense to have Giambi and A-Rod at least 4 batters apart (in the line-up) to help ensure against them whiffing the Yankees out of a chance to score a run?
For a second, I wondered if that was what Torre was trying to do in Game 4 of the ALDS this year. Then I remembered that Giambi didn’t even play in that game (when A-Rod batted 8th).
I guess if I was a beat reporter, Torre would yell at me too. (Remember, Joe was upset because the writers were more interested in Alex batting 8th that day than the fact that Giambi was not playing at all.)