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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…