Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Posted by Alphonso at 9:05 AM
As Duque says ( actually implied ), Soriano can only hit a fastball. If you throw a breaking ball in the dirt, he will flail at it, unsuccessfully, every time. And did anyone notice his error on a routine, soft-liner to right field the other day?
Who is responsible for the Yankees having this two-sided dog ( no hit; no field ) on the Yankee roster? Brian Cashman.
We have a speedy center fielder with 2 home runs and a batting average in the .260's. He was great once. For years he was an all star. The Yankees signed him to a 7 year contract well after his peak years had occurred.
Who is responsible for the Yankees having this over-the-hill player locked up for 7 years,
preventing ( barring injury ) any young player from ever getting a shot ?
Who is responsible for signing a .250 singles hitter, with limited range, to replace Robbie Cano? A guy signed despite a history of injuries and rapidly approaching old age?
Who is responsible for inking Carlos Beltran to a three year, $45 million deal ( not sure of the number here, but it is huge ) when the world series champions, for whom he gave his last good season, didn't want him anymore because they decided to go younger?
Who signed a discarded catcher, whose reputation for collapse had not quite caught up to him yet ( thus affording Brian McCann an opportunity for a final "pension" pay-day from some idiotic team ) to a 5 year contract, thus blocking the career development and contribution of players at the one position where we might actually have some talent from playing?
Who, regularly, makes horrible trades for pitchers who cannot pitch, and hitters who cannot hit and manages an amateur draft where the Yankees have acquired zero ( ZERO ) talent since Derek Jeter?
It is like he was asked to lead us into battle, and we got slaughtered. More than once. Then, we promote him and ask him to again lead us to slaughter. And he is doing a fine job.
Cashman must go. He is responsible. He is awful.