• Fan’s View On Yankees Defense

    Posted by on August 30th, 2005 · Comments (4)

    Tangotiger’s 2005 Scouting Report by the Fans for the Fans is now complete.

    Some interesting notes on the Yankees results – with the yardstick being “50” for being average:

    Bernie’s Arm Strength: 0
    Giambi’s Arm Accuracy: 0
    Posada’s Hands: 25
    Jeter’s First Step: 42

    OK, I can live with those. But, Jeter gets a 48 for “Instincts”? No, no, no, no, don’t phunk with my heart. What’s up with that?

    Comments on Fan’s View On Yankees Defense

    1. DFLNJ
      August 30th, 2005 | 11:43 am

      Who did these rankings? Red Sox fans?

    2. August 30th, 2005 | 11:53 am

      It’s possible.

    3. August 30th, 2005 | 12:05 pm

      Yeah, no kidding. That’s the problem when you let anyone submit a rating. Varitek has instincts of 78? I suppose that’s true. The instinct to challenge players with his mask is one he’s got.

    4. tangotiger
      September 22nd, 2005 | 3:08 pm

      It’s almost certainly Yankees fans that did the balloting. It takes a few minutes to fill out the ballot, and I don’t see a Sox fan sitting there, taking the time to do it. Certainly, if he did, he’d be drowned out by the abundant Yankee fans. I do remove “bogus” ballots, like putting all “1” or all “5” everywhere.

      In any case, these results represents the view of the Yankee fan who chose to participate.

      My standing statement to anyone who doesn’t feel it is representative: represent yourself, and fill out the ballot. Balloting closes on the last game of the season.

      Thanks, Tom

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