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David Robertson is a good-looking ballplayer, fits the Yankee mold. Nice repertoire of pitches. Community service that seems 100% genuine. But you are absolutely right, Duque. He puts up the numbers but cannot be described as "clutch." Most genuinely effective closers are not the finest specimens of humankind. Pooplebonn? Fernando "Is My Cap On Straight" Rodney? Even Rafael Soriano was repugnant to a degree. Only a matter of time until he pulls out that jersey and his pants fall down, on national TV. So, no, Robertson will have to remain the 8th inning guy. Trade or free agent, Duque?
It was a beautiful day and a touching goodbye. "Sweet Home Alabama" next year? I doubt David has it in him but he'll have to do. Too many larger holes on this team.
Fans, you're frustrated and so am I. But the upcoming Tampa Bay series (plenty of seats available) will give you a preview of Yankee Greatness Yet To Come. Tomorrow's lineup:1) Angelo Gumbs 2B (in May 2014 you'll be asking yourself "Robinson Who?")2) Zoilo Almonte CF (gotta have a veteran presence in the lineup)3) Vernon Wells RF (manufacturing his bobblehead as I write)4) Tyler Austin LF (with a name like that, a guaranteed HoF candidate)5) Slade Heathcott DH (he may need a lift to spring training- can you give him a ride, Duque?)6) Gary Sanchez C (the next Chris Stewart, if he can hit for average)7) Lyle Overbay 1B (2014 will be his breakthrough year)8) Brendan Ryan SS (this makes up for the Pineda trade, right?)9) David Adams 3B (a triumphant return to Yankee Stadium)Excited? Damned right!
Call me, Joe. I know I can help this team. I'm in the neighborhood and PED-free!http://www.mycentraljersey.com/article/20130814/NJSPORTS0302/308140039/Shane-Spencer-sets-out-clear-name-after-radio-interview-hoax
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