Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Posted by el duque at 5:25 PM
The Yankees just took 500 at bats from their young players - the ones on which they've been selling hope - and donated them to a 30-year-old free swinger, who last season produced the seventh highest strikeout total in baseball history, and who wasn't even tendered a contract this winter by his old team, the mighty Milwaukee Brewers. Yeah, he led the NL in homers, with 41, but good grief - he only drove in 94 runs. Take away the homers, and he was barely out there.
It's rare that a signing - Hal spending money - conjures such an odious sense of despair. But did you think that Chase Headley struck out too often last season? He fanned 118 times, tied with Starlin Castro for team lead. That's a half-season of Carter!
Remember how awful A-Rod was last July, before they pulled his plug? In 224 at bats, he struck out 67 times. As bad as he was, A-Rod still didn't whiff as regularly as Carter.
Imagine all the times ahead, when all we need is to put the bat on the ball... and... and... excuse me, I gotta throw up.