• May 3rd @ The Devil Rays

    Posted by on May 3rd, 2005 · Comments (3)

    We’ve seen enough of Tucker Ashford, er, um, I mean, Kevin Brown. To be more clear, Mike Griffin has fooled us long enough. Damn, I did it again. I mean that Kevin Brown has fooled us long enough. Anywho, what can the Yankees do? It’s already at the point where they’re pulling up Double-A starters to fill out the rotation.

    Am I the only one who saw a little Dion James in the batting stance of Robinson Cano tonight? I’m glad the kid got # 14. Moose Skowron had it. Sweet Lou Piniella too. And, then a bunch of rejects like Irabu and Enrique Wilson had it. It would be nice for # 14 to find a star to land on. Maybe Cano is it?

    I have to confess that I turned the game off at 9 pm EST to watch House M.D. on FOX. It’s the best show on TV now, in my humble opinion.

    Jason Giambi is now playing like a 38-year-old Rickey Henderson without the speed. Basically, his game is walks and nothing else. Could he be the first player ever to qualify for the batting title, hit under .210, slug under .400 and have an On Base Average over .400? Now, that would be something.

    The most depressing thing about today’s Yankee news? It has to be the Randy Johnson situation. It’s kinda/sorta stupid to tick off your brand new ace like this, no?

    These are the 2005 New York Yankees. Looking backwards. Looking foolish.

    Comments on May 3rd @ The Devil Rays

    1. JJay
      May 4th, 2005 | 9:30 am

      That was painful to watch. I made it a little past 9PM but when it got to 10-4 that was good enough for me.

      I keep hearing people say that we’re paying Brown and Giambi too much not to play them but I really don’t see the logic behind that. They’re HURTING the team. You have to pay Giambi whether he’s contending for the triple crown or spending 4 AB’s a game looking at pitches and cleaning the dirt in the batter’s bow.

      You have to pay Brown whether or not he’s contending for the Cy or giving up 8 hits and 6 runs in the 1st inning to the DRays.

      So why let them continue to hurt the team? You HAVE to pay them but you don’t have to let them keep hurting the organization.

      This whole “they make too much to bench them” nonsense is stupid.

    2. JJay
      May 4th, 2005 | 9:32 am

      Batter’s “box”, not “bow”. Sorry for the edit, I just hate spelling mistakes.

    3. May 4th, 2005 | 10:09 am

      This has always been one of Torre’s faults – his “if they’re on the team, I’m going to use them” management style. That’s what got Jeff Weaver into a WS game in 2003 and that’s why we saw Felix Heredia so many times last year. I’m starting to miss the old days, where Billy would burry someone like Ken Holtzman and not care about his contract, etc.

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