• Who Is This Year’s Wang & Cano?

    Posted by on April 22nd, 2016 · Comments (11)

    The Yankees have lost 9 of their first 14 games this season. The last time they had a start this bad was 2005 – when they also started the year at 5-9.

    That season, on April 30th 2005, Chien-Ming Wang made his big league debut. And, on May 3rd 2005, he was followed by Robinson Cano (when he got into his first major league game). That boost turned it around for the Yankees and they went on to win 95 games in 2005.

    How are the Yankees going to call up this year to give the team a much needed spark?  Anthony Swarzak and Nick Swisher? And, yes, I am kidding.

    Comments on Who Is This Year’s Wang & Cano?

    1. redbug
      April 22nd, 2016 | 5:58 pm

      The Yankees probably think/hope Severino & Castro.

    2. April 22nd, 2016 | 6:11 pm

      Well, they’re already here and the team is flat.

    3. ken
      April 23rd, 2016 | 3:15 pm

      They’re on the DL: Bird, Mitchell, Pinder, etc.

    4. Evan3457
      April 23rd, 2016 | 10:48 pm

      Kaprellian and Judge? Maybe later on?

    5. April 24th, 2016 | 9:26 am

      People are going to be disappointed with Judge. He’s got holes in his swing that will be exploited by major league pitchers.

    6. Raf
      April 24th, 2016 | 8:08 pm

      Steve L. wrote:

      People are going to be disappointed with Judge. He’s got holes in his swing that will be exploited by major league pitchers.

      Like Jay Buhner? 😛

    7. KPOcala
      April 25th, 2016 | 1:48 am

      Kaprellian, Judge, and Sanchez, at some point. Of course it begs the question, who gets traded, released, or “DL ed”? I’m beginning to see Eovaldi as a harder throwing Phil Hughes, only more baffling. In fact, I’ll throw Pineda in there as well. You watch them throw, and at times the thought, “how in the hell can anyone hit them”. Then a walk, and cheap single, then the three run homer. Maddening. And the Yankees need to stop with their uncharacteristic sentimental BS with CC. The “second coming” of Tommy John isn’t happening. Soon, without big improvement, they should consider cutting him. They need to make him the “sixth starter” and see if Nova can do anything. Or else those high-end bullpen arms will be shredded by season’s end. Maybe ARod should also be cut if he can’t break out by July 1st.

    8. KPOcala
      April 25th, 2016 | 1:48 am

      @ Raf: Touche’ 🙂

    9. April 25th, 2016 | 8:42 am

      Raf wrote:

      Like Jay Buhner?

      More like Hensley Meulens, Billy Ashley or Drew Stubbs.

    10. KPOcala
      April 26th, 2016 | 6:36 pm

      When they’s DFA’d Womack and called up Cano, who didn’t say “Cano”? I really don’t recall any real hype, yes, I’d heard the name, but………..

    11. Evan3457
      April 27th, 2016 | 12:55 pm

      Meulens never passed the AA or AAA tests.
      Billy Ashley did, but only because he played in Albuquerque in the PCL, and only on his 3rd try there.
      Stubbs never really passed the AA or AAA tests, either. He had decent results in AA in about 100 AB in 2008, and in AAA that year in less than 100 AB. In spite of that, he had two decent seasons in the majors anyway, in 2010 and 2014.

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