Showing posts with label richie Sexson. Show all posts
Showing posts with label richie Sexson. Show all posts

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Richie Sexson Is Not The Answer

In the post below this, Charlie applauded the Yankees signing of Richie Sexson. While it's true that he may help out against lefties, he probably won't do too much. I'm not really against the signing, but at best Sexson will add about half a win. Maybe. The Yankees are averaging 4.59 runs per game, good for 15th in the majors, and 8th in the AL. This middle of the road performance is far from what was expected, and it can't continue if the Yankees want to make the playoffs. Obviously there is room for improvement. Derek Jeter, Bobby Abreu, Robinson Cano and Melky Cabrera are all having sub-par seasons and could theoretically improve. There has been a lot of speculation about trading for Ichiro, Matt Holliday, Xavier Nady, etc. These are all solid options, but there is one player who could be had for a lot less in terms of money and prospects: Barry Lamar Bonds. True, he hasn't played baseball in a while, but he wants a contract, so he has been staying in shape. Give him two weeks in the minors and he should be ready. After all, he's one of the best hitters ever. He had a 1.045 OPS last year. It's safe to say he will regress from that mark, maybe by a lot, but would .850 be a safe estimate, wouldn't it? That's basically Matsui, so there you go, Bonds is the replacement, and he doesn't cost Phil Hughes or Austin Jackson. If Bonds doesn't produce, he can be cut easily, since he will be making the pro-rated minimum.

Called It!

As I said in an earlier post it would make some sense for the Yankees sign Richie Sexson. Since our blog has such a high importance in the Yankees decision making, the organization has come to a tentative agreement with Big Sexy. As I said before this will improve the bombers hitting against left handed pitching. The better move would be to sign the Big headed Bonds but the Yankees stupidly stated that they are not interested in Barry Bonds. 

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Big Sexy to the Big Apple?

Now that Richie Sexson has been cut by the last place Mariners the Yankees are have internal discussions on weather to sign the big first baseman. His number this year were not exactly sparkling his season line is .218/.315/.381 but Big Sexy knows how to hit a home run with 11 on the season. I am all for signing him what have we really have to lose? Another one dimensional 1st baseman on the Yankees. I would rather have him up there than Chad Moeller who is playing today for the first time in a month or so, and Justin Christen.