• “Don’t Drink The Leche, It’s Spoiled!”

    Posted by on June 22nd, 2009 · Comments (7)

    Melky Cabrera’s BA/OBA/SLG line since May 25th: .194/.276./.328 (in 77 PA)

    Makes you wonder if Cap’s back pension will ever arrive this summer for Brett Gardner?

    Comments on “Don’t Drink The Leche, It’s Spoiled!”

    1. Corey
      June 22nd, 2009 | 5:00 pm

      someone turn his calendar back to april! FAST!

    2. MJ
      June 22nd, 2009 | 5:03 pm

      Just like last year. At this point it’s so obvious he’s a 4th OF. Pity they didn’t trade him to the Brewers when they had a chance this past winter.

    3. yagottagotomo1
      June 22nd, 2009 | 5:52 pm

      I dont know. I wanted to start Gardner in ST, but Melky did a nice job for a while, and even now while slumping, his approach at the plate is much better. I would use Gardner more, but I would give Melky another 3 weeks to a month as the starter.

    4. MJ
      June 22nd, 2009 | 5:53 pm

      yagottagotomo1 wrote:

      I dont know. I wanted to start Gardner in ST, but Melky did a nice job for a while, and even now while slumping, his approach at the plate is much better. I would use Gardner more, but I would give Melky another 3 weeks to a month as the starter.

      Gardner’s a 4th OF too. I have no problem starting Melky over Gardner, I’d just rather that the team have a legitimate starting-caliber OF with one of Melky or Gardner on the bench “in case shit” (as Chris Rock says).

    5. yagottagotomo1
      June 22nd, 2009 | 6:04 pm

      Right now, Melky is pretty much middle of the pack in OPS among CF’ers. If he can level off, not a ridiculous idea, he can be an average ML CF’er.

    6. Rich
      June 22nd, 2009 | 9:06 pm

      2009 OPS+

      Melky: 103
      Gardner: 101
      Ellsbury: 88

      Yet one is considered to be a rising start…

    7. Pat F
      June 22nd, 2009 | 9:14 pm

      such a great point rich. hype machine…

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