• Mitch Williams: Yanks To Miss Playoffs

    Posted by on August 30th, 2010 · Comments (8)

    Via Andrew Perloff:

    The MLB Network’s Mitch “Wild Thing” Williams joined the [Dan Patrick Show] to talk about Stephen Strasburg’s injury and more.

    Dan asked Williams his favorite in the AL East. Williams will go with Tampa, because of all the arms the Rays have. And he thinks the Yankees won’t even make the playoffs. “Boston has more pitching. Tampa has more pitching. And everyone knows in September and October, pitching wins,” Williams said.

    Well, the Red Sox do play the Yankees 6 times within their final 10 games. But, in order to cash in on those, the would have to get within 4 games of New York over the next 3 weeks. Can they do that? A lot, I suppose, depends on how the Yankees play over their next 20 or so games too.

    Comments on Mitch Williams: Yanks To Miss Playoffs

    1. YankCrank
      August 30th, 2010 | 12:37 pm

      Bigger idiot, Dibble or our boy Mitch here?

    2. Corey Italiano
      August 30th, 2010 | 12:38 pm

      Mitch Williams is the biggest idiot/phillies homer i’ve seen since John Kruk. Neither belongs on TV.

    3. Raf
      August 30th, 2010 | 12:56 pm

      YankCrank wrote:

      Bigger idiot, Dibble or our boy Mitch here?

      Dibble, and it ain’t even close.

    4. Scout
      August 30th, 2010 | 2:10 pm

      When the season ends, will anyone even care enough about Williams’s opinion to go back and check?

    5. Evan3457
      August 30th, 2010 | 2:54 pm

      Mitch Williams lost the World Series in which pitching played the least important role in my memory, the 1993 slugfest ended by Joe Carter’s HR off of…Mitch Williams. You think the memory of good pitchers getting pounded into mush in that series would stick with him.

      Everyone knows that pitching is what wins in September and October. Just ask the 2009 defending league champions, the San Francisco Giants and the Seattle Mariners.

      I wonder if Mitch think the A’s are going to overhaul the Rangers, too.

    6. #15
      August 30th, 2010 | 3:07 pm

      Blowhard assclown. That said, the Yanks do have a tough road ahead with injuries and starter ineffectiveness questions. The roster expansion will help a lot. We might benefit from it more than most. Having an extra 4-5 arms to throw out there in garbage time will keep the effective parts of our pen fresh for when we need them. Jeter looks banged up but can’t take a couple of days off with A-Rod on the shelf. The one angle I see in our favor is a slight majority of home games the rest of the way. We play well in the Bronx. Plus, Tampa has another series against Boston. They can’t both win on those days. Let’s focus on the “making the playoff” question. Yankees are 80-50 right now. If they play .500 ball the rest of the way they end up 96-66. For Boston to catch them they need to go 22-9. That’s a .710 clip for a team with their own pitching problems and several second stringers on the everyday roster. Plus, 16 out of the Botox’s 31 games are on the road. Including a late season W. Coast swing. Always tough this time of year. And 9 of those 31 games are against the Yanks and Tampa, which, given both team’s flaws, are among the best teams in baseball. We are already into the “barring a major collapse” phase of the season. Boston is hanging by a thread. They done yet? No. But the Yankees are very likely to, worst case scenario, limp into the playoffs as the card.

    7. peteynice
      August 30th, 2010 | 3:52 pm

      Congrats for giving him what he wants. TV analysts are a dime a dozen. You don’t get to be a top one unless you are very smart and good at analyzing things or you constantly say controversial things and have them get picked up by other sources. Since choice A is hard and takes time and effort, many go with choice B which is easy.

      By talking about it you just further his career. This just encourages him to say more crazy things.

    8. Corey Italiano
      August 30th, 2010 | 4:35 pm

      peteynice wrote:

      By talking about it you just further his career. This just encourages him to say more crazy things.

      No offense to Steve intended…

      but if you really think Steve making a blog post about Mitch Williams is going to either cost or add to his career…well I just don’t know what to think about that.

      Also, Williams was saying crazy things way before this blog was around.

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