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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Chien-Ming Wrong again: How did we let Wang go?


Write this down: The worst thing that ever happened happened on June 2, 2013.

That day, as Kim and Kanye prepared to birth their devil child and Americans began their snoopy eavesdropping on the privacy of the National Security Agency - which has secretly thwarted dozens of terrorist plots. (I can relate because - well - I too have thwarted several) - the Yankee season, and perhaps the Yankee empire, collapsed.

Ever since that date, when the Yankees allowed Chien-Ming Wang to sign with Toronto, we have been adrift, while our losses have been piling up like apologies from Paula Deen.

Yesterday, Wang again pitched into the seventh inning, and Toronto again won. Their season has turned. Canada, which can't even win in hockey, is smiling again. Why? Because we thought - bogusly - that we had so much pitching - no, too much pitching - that we didn't need another solid major league starter. No, when we got up in the middle of the night to pee, we were stepping on pitchers - they were infesting Yankee Stadium. Everywhere you looked, there were pitchers - in the refrigerator, in the showers, behind the water cooler - oh, we needed to get rid of them.

And, of course, Phil Hughes was doing so well! Why, he was on the cusp of regaining his All-Star touch. And the "kid," Vidal Nuno had been sent to Scranton despite pitching so well, and then there was Michael Pineda, who's motto is "Always on the way!" Oh, the last thing we needed was a former great Yankee pitcher who was trying to make a comeback with his old team.

 Now, we're waiting for Ivan Nova, which is like waiting for bunion surgery.

Chien-Ming Wang is pitching for the Blue Jays. Gah. That's all I can say. Gah.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well Cashman stinks... should try prying AA from the Jays, the man has been quietly making some interesting acquisitions in the past couple of years.

(btw Melky cabrera > Arod period)

Swinging Kei said...

Toronto Star Headline: Rising Wang Gives Boost to Sucking BJ's

Anonymous said...

Hmmm. He's not ready for the major according to Giradi and Cashman despite the good performance in AAA, right?
Now I wonder what if he's ready, a shut out game against O's??

SanJoseKid said...

Right. So the Yankees show infinite patience with Phil Hughes and Joba Chamberlain (and Joba got hurt on a trampoline, Wang running the bases- which is more tolerable?). But they have no patience with Wang. Furthermore, Cashman delights in reclamation projects. He's just giddy over Vernon Wells. Well, shouldn't Brian be even more delighted to resurrect Wang's career? Makes absolutely no sense. If you are patient with pitchers (including AJ Burnett) and love to pull players off the scrap heap, then the Wang signing was perfect. Next time you jump out of a plane Brian, don't bother with the parachute. Somebody said that a few months ago and it needs to be said again.

Anonymous said...

The Jays only promised Wang a start in the major league to prove himself. The Yankees should've done that.

Anonymous said...

As a jays fan all I have to say is ... thanks for the use of your wang!

KD said...

Oh, crap. Wells gets a big hit last night. Guess we're stuck with him for the rest of the season.

Anonymous said...

I like Cashman more than I like the Red Sox. but it wont change the fact that Brad Pitt does better job than Cashman..lol

Gene "Stick" Michael said...

Yeah, you bet. The Texas Rangers love us. They'll help out . . . .
Yankees Acquire Yoshinori Tateyama
By Zach Links [June 21, 2013 at 12:30pm CST]

The Rangers announced that they have sent right-hander Yoshinori Tateyama to the Yankees for future considerations. The right-hander has been assigned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Tateyama has spent the entire season at Triple-A Round Rock, posting a 4.24 ERA with 11.6 K/9 and 2.6 BB/9 in 23 games. The 37-year-old spent portions of the 2011-12 seasons with Texas, posting a 5.75 ERA with 9.0 K/9 and 2.5 BB/9 in 53 relief appearances.

Brian Cashman, candidate for GM of the Year, said...

At 37 Yoshinori is a bit young for our roster, but with an inflated ERA and as a knockaround guy, he's the kinda bum I prefer to sign. Say, how's that Yin Yang guy doing pitching for Toronto?

Anonymous said...

Cannot wait for the 2.18-ERA former Yankee's pitching to punch out the Yankees. Never have I, as a BJ fan, loved Cashman so much! THANK YOU, Yankees' fans!

Anonymous said...

Rose through the Yankee farm system, 2 19-win seasons, now a comeback man pitching for the Blue Jays. What a story!

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to see the day come. Watch the not-enough-speed-sinker pitcher dominates the Yankee Stadium.