Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The Nominees Are...


For the first YODA, ex-Yankee of the Decade.


Players


Alfonso Soriano - Currently active with Cubs. Also played with Rangers. 7-time AS.

1999-2003 with Yankees - 2010 AB, .284 BA, 98 HR

2000-2009 5403 AB, 289 HR, .836 OPS

Good hit, no field wherever he plays.


Nick Johnson 2539 AB, 693 H, .849 OPS in eight seasons, all in 2000s. .402 career OBP. Still active with Marlins.

2001-2003 with NYY - 769 AB, .256 AB, .800 OPS as 1B/DH


Jason Giambi 4257 AB, 303 HR, .961 OPS in 2000s

2002-2008 with NYY, 2934 AB, 209 HR, .925 OPS

May retire after 2009 with Oakland and Colorado.

Admitted to steroid use in first tour with Oakland A's.


Pitchers


David Wells 98-58, 4.25 ERA in 2000s

1997-98, 2002-03 with NYY, 124 games, 68-28, 3.90 ERA

Now a baseball broadcaster with TBS.

Makes fat people feel better about themselves.


Jose Contreras 71-63, 4.61 ERA in 2000s

2003-04 with NYY, 15-7, 4.64 ERA

Pitched for Chicago White Sox and Colorado Rockies during 2009 season.

Started MLB career at age 32 after defecting from Cuba.


Randy Johnson 143-78, 3.34 ERA in 2000s

2005-06 with NYY, 34-19, 4.37 ERA

Pitched for Giants in 2009.

Freak of nature. Still pitching at age 46.


I did not consider players who retired as Yankees, even though they played with other teams (Tino Martinez and Mike Mussina are examples).


Other nominations?

15 comments:

el duque said...

We'll put the poll up Friday.

Shelley Duncan is now eligible.

el duque said...

I hate to say this but...
Mike Lowell?
Ted Lilly?
Juan Rivera?
El Duque?

Anonymous said...

Roger Clemens did the best if you want to ignore cheating.

Also Javier Vazquez, and Joe Torre.

Anonymous said...

Marcus Thames
Tony Clark
Dioneer Navarro

I'm Bill White said...

Drew Henson.

John Vander Wal.

Robin Ventura.

Bryan said...

PAVANO!

Bryan said...

And Ruben Rivera.

SUPERFRANKENSTEIN said...

David Cone! Went to BOS *and* NYM, then YES!

michael kei said...

Wilson Betemit!!

Anonymous said...

I'm against self nomination.

dadlak said...

Shelley Duncan - only 68 game MLB career; all with NYY...maybe next decade.

Mike Lowell - 4-15 as a NYY in 1998; 5282 AB with .282 BA and 206 HR in 2000s. Now with Red Sox.

Ted Lilly - 8-12, 4.65 ERA with NYY in 2001-2; 103-83, 4.20 ERA in 2000s. Now with Cubs.

Juan Rivera - 260 AB, .262 BA, 8 HR with NYY in 2001-03; 2277 AB, .285 BA, 97 HR in 2000s (entire career). Now with Angels.

El Duque - 61-40, 3.96 ERA in 1998-2004 with NYY; 61-52, 4.29 ERA in 2000s. Retired from Mets.

Roger Clemens - retired as a Yankee

Javier Vazquez - 14-10, 4.91 ERA with NYY in 2004; 128-116, 3.98 ERA, 2001 Ks in 2000s. Now with Braves.

Joe Torre - Four WS titles, six AL pennants, 12 playoff appearances with NYY; one WS title, three pennants, ten playoff appearances in 2000s. Now managing LAD.

Marcus Thames - 3 for 13 as a NYY in 2002; 1549 AB, .243 BA, 101 HR in 2000s. Now with Tigers.

Tony Clark - 253 AB, .232 BA, 16 HR with NYY in 2004; 2337 AB, .250 BA, 124 HR in 2000s. With D-Backs in 2009.

Dioner Navarro - 3 for 7 as a NYY in 2004; 1642 AB, .253 AB, 33 HR. Now with Tampa Bay.

Drew Henson - 1-9 in entire MLB career, all with NYY in 2002-3

John Vander Wal - 219 AB, .260 BA, 6 HR with NYY in 2002; 1433 AB, .268 BA, 60 HR in 2000s. Retired from Reds after 2004.

Carl Pavano - 145 IP, 9-8, 5.00 ERA with NYY in 2005-2008; 1044 IP, 68-61, 4.35 ERA in 2000s. Now with Twins.

Robin Ventura - 283 AB, .251 BA, 9 HR with NYY in 2002; 1934 AB, .240 BA, 91 HR in 2000s. Retired from LAD after 2003 season.

Ruben Rivera - 89 AB, .281 BA, 2 HR with NYY in 1995-96; 890 AB, .220 BA, 33 HR in 2000s. Retired from Giants after 2003 season.

David Cone - 922 IP, 64-40, 3.91 ERA with NYY in 1996-2000; 308 IP, 14-24, 5.74 ERA in 2000s. Retired from Mets after 2003 season.

Wilson Betemit - 273 AB, .253 BA, 10 HR with NYY in 2007-2008; 1153 AB, .258 BA, 42 HR in 2000s. Played 2009 with White Sox.

And how could we forget

Gary Sheffield - 1308 AB, .291 BA, 76 HR in 2004-2006 with NYY; 4572 AB, .294 BA, 273 HR in 2000s. Played with Mets in 2009.

She-Fan said...

Are we leaving out crazy people? What about Kevin Brown and John Wetteland?

dadlak said...

Kevin Brown retired as a Yankee after the 2005 season.

Wetteland played in only the 2000 season and that with the Rangers.

Anonymous said...

Clemens won the Cy Young in 2001, but my vote will go to Giambi.

dadlak said...

I suggest two polls and awards - one each for pitcher and player.