Showing posts with label idiocy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label idiocy. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Berroa/Tomko

Seriously, why are these two on a ML baseball team?

Berroa is still milking the ROTY award he stole back in 2003. That's only possible explanation I can see for the fact that anybody would have him as anything other than a minor league filler guy. He serves absolutely no purpose. He can't field at third base, the only spot he's played at this year and C.C. Sabathia would be more productive as a hitter than him. The best way to illustrate how bad he's been is that he hasn't posted a positive WAR since that rookie year in 2003. He just takes playing time away from Ramiro Pena, who at least is good in the field. I'm sure he'll be gone soon as Xavier Nady makes his way back from injury but its annoying for me to see a guy with no value on the ML team while John Rodriguez and Shelley Duncan mash in AAA. John Rodriguez in particular has consistently posted excellent numbers in AAA over the past few years and hit well in his brief ML time. I would love to see him get a shot.

Brett Tomko's presence makes a bit more sense but not much. He has a career of mediocore starting behind him at least rather than complete futility, got unlucky last year on balls in play, and dominated AAA. However, he's proven pretty clearly he can't get ML hitters out this year. I thought he would be gone in a matter of hours after his game blowing performance against the Marlins. Apparently not though. He's been really bad. He can't even keep a team in the game and give them innings if a starter comes out early as his most recent job indicated. With so many former starters in the bullpen, they don't need a guy that give them mop-up innings. So, why not call up Claggett or Melancon, hell even Edwar is working his way back into a ML job somewhere. If they're desperate for a long man, Sergio Mitre makes sense.

The Yankees are always slow to cut away guys that aren't producing. Why? I have no idea but they'd do well to replace these two.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Is this from Nomaas?

http://www.nypost.com/seven/03172009/news/regionalnews/im_such_a_pretty_boy__159958.htm

That's some undeniable narcissism right there. Just Alex being Alex I guess but its gotten pretty old.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Larry, Shut Up

Finally, some non-steroid news. Its equally annoying though. Yet again, the Boston Red Sox are whining about the Yankees spending.

Can somebody please explain to Larry Luchinno that he is not the sole defender of small market baseball? You are not the same Red Sox who have been dominated by New York for over eight decades. You are one of the best teams in baseball and the second highest spending team in the league. While a salary cap makes a lot of sense, we don't need you to tell us that. The Steinbrenners beat you out for Teixeira by about ten million dollars over eight years. That's slightly over one million dollars each year. That's virtually nothing to either team. So please, spare us the sad story Larry and shut up.

Monday, October 6, 2008

"What An Idiot!"

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Feinsand: Joba to Bullpen

I guess for the last month of the meaningless season its necessary and alright. However, Cash and Girardi seemed to leave the door open to him relieving next year. This is just stupid. I have no idea how they plan to pull this off. Going into the the offseason with only Wang as a sure thing to be in the rotation next year is a dangerous idea. The bullpen has been the lone bright spot this year. The Yankees just tried out a bunch of different guys with good stuff for the bullpen. Some of them worked out brilliantly (Veras, Ramirez, and Bruney) and some of them failed. Next year Mark Melancon, Chris Britton, Jonathan Albaladejo, Humberto Sanchez and plenty of other guys with good arms could get a shot next year in addition to what they already have. The bullpen is not a concern going into next year. They need a centerfielder, first baseman and starting pitching.

If Hughes pitches great for the rest of the year, Mussina comes back, and they sign two of Burnett/Sheets/Sabathia then I guess I'm okay with the move. However, I'd be extremely disappointing if I never saw Joba start a game ever again.