• Andrew McCutchen

    Posted by on August 31st, 2018 · Comments (1)

    Andrew McCutchen? That’s A LOT better than Shane Robinson! But, I guess it means that Judge is not coming back any time soon…if at all this year.

    The Yankees? It’s such a different feel this year compared to last year, isn’t it?

    Anyway, they are not catching the Red Sox. The gap is too big, there’s not enough time, and the team is not talented enough to pull a miracle comeback. As far as the wildcard, it would be a MAJOR upset if they didn’t get one of the wildcard spots at this point.

    Earlier in the season, things were looking great. But, the situation with Sanchez and Bird, Gardner’s poor season, and then the injury to Judge…ugh. And, the pitching? Severino in the second half has been terrible. The pick-ups of Happ and Lynn help…but, it’s not enough. Lastly, I am not impressed with Aaron Boone. He’s not totally terrible. But, he’s not an asset. He’s basically a puppet for the post-game media sessions.

    Other than the Rookie of the Year battle, there’s really not a lot of interesting stuff here with this Yankees team – at least not now. It just seems like nothing goes right for this team any more. (See: Clint Frazier. This would have been the perfect spot for him to get playing time. But, with his injury, we got to watch Shane Robinson instead. Ugh!)

    Maybe they win the wildcard game? That’s not a lock. But, even if they advance to the ALDS, I don’t see them going past that point. The Yankees are not a bad team. But, they are nowhere as good as the really good teams. And, I think it might be the same story next year unless A LOT of guys have really big bounce back seasons.

    Comments on Andrew McCutchen

    1. ken
      September 12th, 2018 | 9:50 am

      As bad as it was to watch Sonny Gray last night, it wasn’t really that surprising. What really annoyed me about this miserable loss, that brings the A’s to within 2 games, is how bad Sanchez looks at the plate. His at bat with bases loaded when the game was within reach was non-competitive. Swinging wildly at balls outside the zone hoping for a HR when any contact (other than the DP he eventually hit in to) would have been fine. I don’t know how the team does not impose discipline on him.

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