Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Posted by Alphonso at 8:53 AM
The first thing is minor, but opens a window to the truth. That is; in today's poll about what the Yankees should do as the trade deadline looms, a crucial choice has been omitted. And it is the choice the Yankees will make;
"Trade whatever prospects it takes to get bloated contracts of lousy, old guys with excellent CA's, but no ability to play. " That is; get more Beltrans.
The second thing is; the Yankees are getting too predictable. I stayed up last night to watch the beginning of the west coast game at whatever ungodly hour it was.
I was encouraged when Brett continued his hot streak by blasting a double to right center. Then, predictably but inexplicably, Young ( a former Met remember ) doesn't bunt him over to third. This is the top of the god-shit first inning. And no one is out. A run would be good. Instead, Young hacks away and weakly pops out ( thinking HR, I'm sure ), leading to the end of the inning courtesy of the guys who won't hit against the shift.
As early as the end of the first inning, when the Angels only ( note only ) got one run, I fucking knew this game was over. And it is because the Yankees refuse to play baseball. They never bunt the runner over. Not even when every text book calls for it.
This is a team desperate for offense. Desperate for runs. Bunt Brett over and give the team a chance.
Girardi is a shitty manager. Cashman is worse, as a GM.
We are going down like Greece.