• Sir Sidney…Tick, Tick, Tick…

    Posted by on July 23rd, 2008 · Comments (4)

    Ken Rosenthal is reporting that it could be costly for the Yankees to acquire Jarrod Washburn.

    In reaction to that, some Yankees fans may be thinking “No problem. The way Sidney Ponson has performed, we probably don’t need Washburn.”

    After all, sure, Sidney Ponson has started four games for the Yankees and New York has won all four of those contests. In fact, for the Yankees, Ponson is averaging 5.6 IP per start, has an ERA of 4.37 and now has a record of 2-0.

    However…do not be fooled. Sidney Ponson is a time-bomb waiting to explode.

    As a Yankee, Sidney Ponson has faced 102 batters and has allowed the following BA/OBP/SLG line: .318/.412/.477

    Yes, 41% of the batters to face Ponson, the Yankee, have reached base. And, Sir Sidney has been very lucky, to date, in his starts for New York, getting out of some major jams (in terms of runners being on base). Think that’s going to last forever?

    Hey, I’m not saying that Washburn is the answer for the Yankees rotation needs – for sure. Maybe he can help – then again, maybe he cannot? But, the numbers show that Sidney Ponson has not been as effective as his W-L record and ERA would suggest…and the Yankees better come up with a plan to replace him…and quick.

    Maybe that person is Alfredo Aceves? Maybe that person is Ian Kennedy? I’m not really sure…other than I’m sure it has to be somebody…because Sir Sidney is going tick, tick, tick

    Comments on Sir Sidney…Tick, Tick, Tick…

    1. Raf
      July 23rd, 2008 | 10:42 am

      Won’t be Alfredo, he’s battling a groin pull. I can see the Yanks taking on Washburn, and not giving up much because they’ll be taking on salary.

      I agree, it’s only a matter of time before Sir Sidney runs out of magic pixie dust. Funny game this baseball

    2. hopbitters
      July 23rd, 2008 | 11:55 am

      I agree, it’s only a matter of time before Sir Sidney runs out of magic pixie dust.

      Or snorts some magic pixie dust. Or drinks some magic pixie water and drives into a tree. Or assaults an evil magic pixie cleverly disguised as a judge.

    3. July 27th, 2008 | 10:32 pm

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