On March 19th, I wrote:
Over His Last 889 MLB PA, Brian McCann Hit .242
And, his OPS+ was 99.
Lastly, in the second half of 2013, his BA/OBP/SLG line was .220/.296/.384 (in 196 PA).
Hey, it’s always possible that the Braves let him walk for a reason…
Well, in his first 94 PA this season, McCann’s BA/OBA/SLG line is .225/.266/.348 – which is an OPS+ of 70.
How many more MLB PA do we need to tack on to this run before it’s time to raise the white flag and say this guy cannot hit anymore? Or, are his last near 1,000 MLB plate appearances not evidence enough?
And, yes, Yankees GM Brian Cashman signed McCann to a $85 million, five-year, contract.
So…get ready for the Cashman apologists to fire up the ol’ “It seemed like a good idea at the time” excuse machine (aka “Brian Cashman, He did Meanwell”).
Seriously, did the Yankees even look at the numbers before signing this guy? And, how many more PA have to flow under the bridge before the Yankees realize that the “bust” flood is happening?