Sunday, July 2, 2017

Future Of Yank's 2017 Season No Longer In Doubt.



I think this says it all.

Luis is beginning to look like Betances did when he thought he was a starter in development.

Can't get that third strike.  No "out" pitch that works. Terrible command.  Gets hammered early.  And ruins the bullpen for a week.

It is time to bite the bullet and go " all young, " all the time.

Try to trade Headley, Tanaka, Jacoby, Gardy , Pineda and El Chappo ( again).  Take "A" ball guys or Florida Gulf Coast players.

Because this team is sliding toward .500, and is on the trash chute to the ground floor.

Nothing can save it.  Not Aaron, not Clint, not Jordan. And not Sanchez.

But they can grow and develop where it matters.  Bring up Andujar and install him at third.  Bring up Chance Adams.

We will have to trade for a legitimate first baseman, because Romine is the best we have at that position,  and we need him to  ( you know).  We have to erase all memory of Greg Bird.

We are going to have to trade someone we like.  Andujar should stay.  Torreyes should stay.  Wade should stay.  Didi and Starlin should stay.  That may be one too many.

So cover this season, " dead and buried," boys.

Just as an aside;  we no longer have one of the most envied farm systems in baseball.  We have pretty much ruined or cherry picked them all.

And we are still losing without a blink.

Guess I'll have to get the yacht out of dry dock and sail to Rotterdam for some Heineken and Dutch girls.

6 comments:

Nickname Damur said...

It's not all bad, Alphonso. I just posted some positive takeaways.

John M said...

Severino has yet to prove himself. Some brilliance, some suck. You can say that about Pinata.

We don't need a first baseman. We need pitching. Well, pitching first and first base second.

Chapman is not the Rivera the Second we need. Trade 'em again. Betances is not the eighth inning master. Maybe OK for the seventh. Trade 'em anyway. And see what you can get for my guy Ty. Fuck the bullpen up. No closer. No set roles, per se. Just middle relief guys and short relief guys. Groom a closer. If you're the latter, expect either the 7th, 8th or 9th. Use callups and what's left when you lose the Pig 3. (You see what I did there? Big 3? Pig 3?)

And everything else in the post.



Urban Farmer formerly known as Dutchfan said...

So when you sail into Rotterdam harbor, the city harbor of course, take a right into the Maashaven and moor there. Then climb the SS Rotterdam, the old Holland America Line steamship. We'll meet on the Lido Deck overlooking the skyline and river.
There will be Heineken - I'll take care of that.
You take care of the bitterballen and blokjes kaas.
After an hour there will be twice the amount of Dutch girls you thought there were.

And late at night there will be MLB.tv and another Yankees pineapple.

Anonymous said...

THE WAY GIRARDI USES OUR BIG "TWO HEADED MONSTER" IN THE BULLPEN, IT DOESN'T EVEN MATTER THAT WE HAVE BOTH OF THEM.......IT KIND OF WAS THE SAME THING LAST SEASON WITH THE 3 HEADED MONSTER...... I HATE THE WAY HE USES (OR SHOULD I SAY, DOESN'T) USE THEM........

Alphonso said...

You just reminded me, ALL CAPS, we could do with a new manager as well.

Thanks, Dutch, I'll be on a SWAN. Look for Fourth of July rigging. Pretty much, everyone will know that the "Yankee Clipper" just sailed into port.

Not sure how well the bitterballen and Blokjes Kaas will travel,

But i like the idea of multiplying Dutch girls.

ranger_lp said...

"He's dead Jim"