Sunday, April 24, 2016
Posted by Alphonso at 4:32 PM
One has to wonder; If Michael Pineda gives up more homers in five innings, than Jesus hits all year in the minors of majors, did we win the trade?
If Michael tags the Yankees with a loss after one inning of work, is it better having him on the field in the Bronx or having Jesus in Buffalo somewhere? I mean, if Nick Swisher had pitched, the Yankees likely would have done better.
My point here is that having someone on a team can, sometimes, be worse than not having a player on your team.
Pineda is being paid millions, right? Guaranteed millions, no matter how he performs?
If having him, say, in Florida instead of NYC meant that the team got more wins than if he was pitching for us, isn't it, " good baseball," to move him to Florida? Or Nigeria? Or to go salmon fishing in the Yemen?
In other words, if the guy you have ( Pineda) does more harm to your club than the guy you don't have does to anyone, aren't you worse off?
I'm just trying to re-start the debate. I am thinking we lost this trade.
By the way, we got a run today. Oh, and Alex pulled on oblique muscle. Oh, and one of our Scranton shuttle guys ( Brad Pinder? Bad Pinder? ) gets , " The Dr. Andrews visit," tomorrow.
Oh, and that Hicks/ Nicks guy is going to have serious shoulder problems. This is not a 4-5 day thing.
I say bring up that kid who hit really well last year at Scranton, and whose name no one can ever recall.
Who needs to watch Judge strike out three times, while we are hoping he can be good?