Monday, May 30, 2016
Posted by el duque at 6:50 AM
If stats mean a goddamm thing, Carlos Beltran is on course to hit 36 HRs and drive in 90 runs, but neither will happen, because he'll tweak something. Our HR leader could turn out to be Starlin Castro, who could hit 30, unless he tweaks something. My guess is that he'll tweak something. Maybe I'll tweak something. Maybe the fabric of the universe will tweak something.
If he doesn't tweak something new, A-Rod projects to hit 18 HRs, which would leave him around 710 on the old career tab. Today, he is 7 away from 700, which will generate publicity and ticket sales, and between home runs and his Google girlfriend, we should have a least a few back pages in our hip pockets. His next - and quite possibly final - career milestone would be the 714th HR, tying him with the Babe. It'll be close. Come September, that could be what are doing: Watching A-Rod and - if she doesn't tweak something - Chewbacca Mom.
The big event on the 2016 calendar is the July 31 trade deadline. The Yankees must decide whether to be sellers or buyers. What prospects could we get for El Chapo, as opposed to what veterans can we get for Aaron Judge? The fulcrum point is coming.
Right now, the Phillies have a better record than we do. The Phillies.