• Yankees Batters In 2012 ALDS

    Posted by on October 12th, 2012 · Comments (9)
    Playoff Series Stats
    G AB R H HR RBI BB ▾ SO BA OBP SLG
    Raul Ibanez 3 6 2 3 2 2 1 1 .500 .571 1.500
    Jayson Nix 2 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .750
    Derek Jeter 4 19 3 8 0 2 0 6 .421 .421 .579
    Mark Teixeira 4 15 0 5 0 1 4 2 .333 .474 .333
    Russell Martin 4 14 2 3 1 1 3 2 .214 .353 .500
    Eduardo Nunez 3 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .400
    Ichiro Suzuki 4 20 2 4 0 2 0 3 .200 .200 .250
    Nick Swisher 4 15 0 2 0 1 2 3 .133 .222 .133
    Alex Rodriguez 4 16 1 2 0 0 2 9 .125 .222 .125
    Robinson Cano 4 18 1 2 0 4 1 1 .111 .158 .222
    Curtis Granderson 4 16 0 1 0 0 1 9 .063 .118 .063
    Eric Chavez 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000
    Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
    Generated 10/12/2012.

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    There’s so many stories here.

    Ichiro will not be back with New York  in 2013.  And, Swisher is closing out his Yankees career with a turd…his typical post-season performance.

    Cano?  He bats six-fifteen against scrubs to close out the season and then becomes a non-factor in the post-season.  What does that say about him?

    A-Rod, hey, what can you say?  From this point forward, in Yankeeland, he’s Eric Soderholm, Toby Harrah, or Charlie Hayes. He’s your right-handed batting third baseman who should hit in the lower end of the line-up and be lifted when facing a tough righty pitcher. The sooner he gets that into his head, accepts it, and starts to carry himself as that type of player, the better for him and everyone else.

    Lastly, Granderson. Well, I never was a fan. I always thought he had too many holes in his swing. And, I knew that the Tigers unloaded him for a reason. At this point, a smart G.M. would shop him this winter. Pitch him to the sabermetric-inclined front offices. Talk about the homeruns and the fact that he’s not tied up long-term, maybe even offer to throw in some money. Anything to get him off the team. But, the Yankees G.M. is Brian Cashman, the one who was suckered into trading multiple young, cheap, and useful players to get Granderson. So, expect Granderson to be a Yankee in 2013 too – and, get ready for that 200-strikeout season from him.

    You can’t blame the lack of Yankees offense so far this ALDS on Jeter, Teixeira or Martin.  But, for sure, the rest of this team has been terrible.  And, it’s time for the Yankees to start dealing with that…

    Comments on Yankees Batters In 2012 ALDS

    1. October 12th, 2012 | 9:03 am

      The Yankees have to bench Granderson and A-Rod for Game 5, no? If they don’t then they are not trying to win.

    2. nwyank
      October 12th, 2012 | 10:50 am

      Nah, go down with the big guns. Never know when one of those guys will hit an improbable hr.
      The offense has been putrid. And it’s not as if they’re getting shut down by Verlander, Kofax, Seaver. Good Lord…Miguel Gonzales, Joe Saunders, anyone who happens to start. I understand those guys are pretty good but they aren’t GREAT.
      Yankees feel the pressure. On the verge of – once again – getting beaten by an inferior team.

    3. October 12th, 2012 | 11:04 am

      Inferior team?

      What was the season win total difference between the two teams this year? What was the result of their head to head games?

      The Orioles proved this year that they are just as good as the Yankees this season. And, the last four games on the LDS just tie back to that fact.

    4. MJ Recanati
      October 12th, 2012 | 11:05 am

      nwyank wrote:

      I understand those guys are pretty good but they aren’t GREAT.

      They are not pretty good. They are what they are: fourth starters. The Yankees are taking feeble swings and showing a lack of discipline at the plate. Cano and Granderson are swinging at balls. Rodriguez and Swisher are putting together decent at bats (lasting longer than three or four pitches) but still getting fooled.

      This is on the offense, not on the quality of their opponent. The reason why it’s so frustrating and infuriating is specifically because of how much better this lineup should be against guys with middling velocity and average stuff.

    5. MJ Recanati
      October 12th, 2012 | 11:12 am

      Steve L. wrote:

      Inferior team?What was the season win total difference between the two teams this year? What was the result of their head to head games?The Orioles proved this year that they are just as good as the Yankees this season. And, the last four games on the LDS just tie back to that fact.

      Records don’t tell the whole story.

      You’re entitled to think that the O’s aren’t inferior to the Yankees but your opinion tends to be colored by the fact that you think the Yankees are a .500 team and that they suck.

    6. October 12th, 2012 | 11:59 am

      @ MJ Recanati:
      Yankees and O’s have played each other 22 times this year, to date. And, they each have won 11 games each. How does that not tell the whole story?

    7. mattn.miller
      October 12th, 2012 | 1:38 pm

      Shane Ryan from Grantland said it best:
      “When I talk about the Yankees, it’s very difficult not to put a profane adjective in front of their name. The experience of watching this team in the playoffs is 90 percent rage, 5 percent triumph, and 5 percent extreme, terrifying rage that makes your spouse leave the room in a combination of annoyance and shame.

      There’s no joy involved.”
      I’m so sick of seeing A-Fraud strike out year after year that I want to throw my remote at the TV. And punch it.

    8. nwyank
      October 12th, 2012 | 2:22 pm

      MJ – totally agree. It’s on the offense.
      Steve – I still maintain the Yanks were better than the Marlins in 2003, the Angels, the Indians, the Tigers, all teams who beat NY. Usually be/cs the offense goes into hibernation after a regular season of scoring tons of runs. I know it’s diffenent in the post season, but again…..they’re not getting stifled by the league’s best pitchers.

    9. Evan3457
      October 12th, 2012 | 11:14 pm

      Silly to trade Granderson this off-season, off a bad year.

      Nope, you get rid of your problem children one at a time, because the market for OF is terrible right now. If Melky hadn’t been cheating, then maybe, but for now, it’s real simple:

      1. Let Swisher go this year.
      2. Pick up Granderson’s option.
      3. Sign a replacement for Swisher, or trade for one.
      4. Let Granderson go near year, and hope Mason Williams is ready by 2014.

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