FIFTY THOUSAND MOONS

Friday, June 10, 2016

The Final K ( II)



Somebody screwed up.  We had a ticket for a player named Parolee, but it turned out his real name was Parmalee.

This was a mistake in its specificity, but we did intend to hammer the position for the Yankees in order to make Ashman  ( Cashman - f***ing auto correct, again ) stand up for his failures.

The Yankees are losing first basemen the way the NFL Giants lost safeties and linebackers, last season.

Next to appear, of course, is the wonderful Nick Swisher.  I dread this.  And I will have my eye on him.  But it may not take an injury to remove him from the line-up. Just sucking could be enough.

The mis-targeting of Parolee ( Parmalee ) removes one of the few players anyone wanted to watch.  Not that we had another Lou Gehrig in the making, but at least he was a new face showing some surprise.  He provided a reason to watch what was otherwise a deadly boring team.

Maybe they give Refsnyder a few more chances to fail at FB, at a position for which he is totally unsuited.  He might as well just use his second base glove, and pretend he is coving the bag on a bunt the real first baseman fields.

Isn't it clear to everyone by now that, in the majors, Ref is not the hitter everyone wanted to believe he was?

 Last night he got his chance with the bases loaded and one out.  A chance to break the game wide open.  A chance to, at minimum, plate a critical insurance run.  How did he do?  The best one can say is, he didn't hit into a double play.

I have said a million times;  young " prospects" must deliver when they get the chance.  That is the signal that a young guy is possibly going to be good.  Recently, Ref has failed on too many occasions.  I don't think he can do anything right.  Another great development project by Ashman.

We'll keep Ref healthy.  But he has to show something, or it is back on the bus to coal country for him.  And you won't see him in pinstripes again.

Sadly, I no longer care.


5 comments:

Anonymous said...

WOW, I WAS RAVING ABOUT THE SIMPLE SAC FLY REFSNYDER DELIVERED THE OTHER NIGHT, (SOMETHING OF AN IMPOSSIBILITY WITH OUR HITTERS)...... I THINK REF CAN HIT.....HE TAKES PITCHES AND GETS ON BASE.....HE JUST NEVER GETS A LEGIT CHANCE TO PLAY CONSISTENTLY, NEVER....THE MENTAL TORTURE CONTINUES FOR THIS KID...NOW IT'S FIRST BASE.....SHORT MEMORY ALPHONSO, HE HAS HARDLY PLAYED ANY GAMES FOR US IN HIS CAREER, AND YOU'RE FORGETTING THE GAMES HE LITERALLY "WON" FOR US AND MADE A DIFFERENCE......WE ALWAYS AGREE, BUT WITH REF, LETS AGREE TO DISAGREE.

John Oliver said...

Nobody gives a crap about the NFL Giants.

Alphonso said...

I want Ref to succeed as much as you do. I remember the HR he hit to win a game in Boston. Shortly thereafter, he was out of the line-up, and maybe back in Scranton. I agree that the Yankees have totally mishandled his development.

But you saw him tonight. He is way over his head at FB, and that is impacting his abilities as a hitter.

If he can overcome these last few days, he may become a star.

But I don't see it happening, much as I want it to.

We' ll know soon enough.

Anonymous said...

YOU ARE RIGHT ABOUT REF TONIGHT, ROUGH NIGHT ALL AROUND, HITTING AND FIELDING, BUT IT HAPPENS..... BUT THERE IS ONE THING I NOTICE THAT SEEMS TO HAPPEN MORE OFTEN THAN NOT WHEN REF DOES PLAY....... WE WIN.

John M said...

But he did hit into a 1-2-3 dp that at bat. Pitcher, catcher, first. It was abysmal.