• Posada: Yankees Going Through The Motions

    Posted by on June 30th, 2007 · Comments (5)

    From the AP -

    [Johnny] Damon thought the Yankees hit some balls hard [on June 30th] and were particularly unlucky, but catcher Jorge Posada was more critical of his team.

    “Luck comes when you go after it. It seems like there are times we go through the motions and today was one of those games,” Posada said. “I think everyone knows what I’m talking about.”

    This, just two days after Mike Myers said that there’s a lack of “mental concentration” on the field that’s been a problem for New York this season.

    It’s starting to sound like the 2007 Yankees are an apathetic tribe. And, if true, look forward to more losing until those who are the problem are purged from the system.

    Comments on Posada: Yankees Going Through The Motions

    1. Raf
      June 30th, 2007 | 10:10 pm

      It’s starting to sound like the 2007 Yankees are an apathetic tribe. And, if true, look forward to more losing until those who are the problem are purged from the system.
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      Damon*
      Jeter
      Abreu*
      Rodriguez
      Posada
      Matsui
      Cabrera*
      Cano*
      Phillips*

      * = Performing below league average.

      5 starters out of 9 are underperforming.

    2. dereksTeam
      July 1st, 2007 | 12:06 am

      1. Andy needs playing time. I feel better with him than Shea Hillenbrand.
      2. I think we’ve taken Cabrera off the list, he is hitting over .300 for June (last time I checked) and the average has moved from .212 to .250+
      3. Abreu was moved to third in the lineup today and hit a couple of balls hard. He’s making good outs and should break out shortly.
      4. Cano has traditionally been a 2nd half hitter. I will join the moan and groan brigade at the end of August.
      5. Damon is playing hurt but when the Yanks win, always seems to have a contribution. As long as keeps doing that, you can’t keep him out of the lineup.

      All that said, they only had one hit today. But the SAWKS are determined not to open up a bigger lead…

      My main underperformer now is Matsui, who hit .300 on June 14th and has now tanked to .274. No hits in his last 20 at bats. Since it’s Matsui, I wonder if he’s injured or something. It’s too precipitous.

      I keep thinking that after the all-star break the old man calls Cash and says, so what do you plan to do? If Cash says the season is finished that it’s time to rebuild, then George cans Joe, puts in Girardi and tells him to pick his coaches. That way, by the end of the year he gets another point of view on 2007 and 2008. And if they don’t get the wildcard or the division, then Cash leans over and kisses his ass bye-bye. I don’t look forward to any of that. I think it gives Arod the excuse to leave and he is the franchise player, the 21st century Ruth.

      The internal squabbling and finger-pointing now is the most serious sign that the team has simply not “gelled,” as one of our more prescient conributors was pointing out the other day. I hope calling out the under performers will do something but I really don’t think it acconplishes anything. Real teams cover for the non-performers. There-but-for-the-grace-of-god kind of thinking.

    3. dereksTeam
      July 1st, 2007 | 12:13 am

      My bad on the Matsui 0 for 20. It’s not that bad. But the decline from .300 to .274 is real.

    4. July 1st, 2007 | 2:12 am

      4. Cano has traditionally been a 2nd half hitter. I will join the moan and groan brigade at the end of August.

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      this is cano’s third season, and one out of the two completed seasons he was hurt for the middle of the year, and hit throughout. the other he was a rookie and it took him a while to get adjusted to the big stage. I hope im wrong, but I don’t think Cano is putting enough work in to get out of the funk.

    5. Raf
      July 1st, 2007 | 9:38 am

      2. I think we’ve taken Cabrera off the list, he is hitting over .300 for June (last time I checked) and the average has moved from .212 to .250+
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      Overall, he’s still performing below the league.

      Melky, AL
      BA: .254, .263
      OBP:.318, .332
      SLG:.364, .411

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