Saturday, May 19, 2018

Does Anyone Else Feel This Way?



In the last few games, I have been shocked and horrified by the defensive inadequacy of Gleyber Torres.

He has mis-handled the ball, made mental errors, dropped pop-ups ( okay, an over the shoulder catch of a "looper" into Cf - but Derek catches it and so does Torreyes), and  made some poor throws.

Yesterday, he lost the game all by himself.

 CC had battled to get out of a dangerous situation, and induced an easy ground ball to second to end the potential nightmare.  Gleyber couldn't handle it and booted the opportunity.  This was an error one almost never sees in professional baseball.

  Another pitcher would have thrown his glove and hit himself in the face.  CC tried to weather it with professional courtesy to a teammate.  But it didn't work.  CC's pitch count for the inning went through the roof.  And, suddenly, the Yankees were behind, 3-0, rather than 1-0.

 And it is not a great feeling when you have just about " pulled off a miracle," and someone else fucks it up.  It is as if Paul O'Neal dropped the fly ball in that perfect game by Boomer Wells ( or was it Cone?), instead of securing it.  How would the pitcher react?  The game outcome likely would not have changed, but the entire atmosphere and history would have.  

So CC leaves the inning without ever being able to enjoy the reality of how well he had worked.

My point here is this;  I thought Gleyber had a reputation of being a " great glove."  The stupid commentators always allude to how smooth and confident he looks at second, as they praise him to the gods of baseball perfection.

I don't see this at all.  I did, when he first arrived.

 After last night,  I see a disaster waiting to happen.  I actually am beginning to feel relief when he makes a play that everyone makes.  This must go away.

 I want to have the same " big moment" confidence in this 21 year old that we once had in Derek.  And Derek always came through,  The bigger the moment, the more you wanted Derek involved in the outcome.  At this moment, I want Torreyes to play second.  Even Neal Walker makes that play with confidence.

Does anyone else have these trepidations?

Please convince me not to have any concern about this.  Give me the hard truth.

Or a really well-constructed lie.

14 comments:

TheWinWarblist said...

No. Why woukd anyone feel that way? Wa. Waa. Waaahh. WaaaaWwaaaaass-aaAAaaaaahhhhhhhhhjh-wwwaaaahhhg-waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!

Leinstery said...

Gleyber Refsnyder?

Rufus T. Firefly said...

Did we panic when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? No!

Anonymous said...

This Alphonso character is not very smart.

Anonymous said...

Alphonso is the one true genius on this blog.

Anonymous said...

Hey Killer Doc Warblist--no one has ever heard of Castle Connolly except all the elite hospitals in the country, which actively cite its best doctor ratings in their doctor bios and in their hospital advertising and promotions (see extensive citation of the Castle Connolly listings below from three of the top hospitals in the world). No one has ever heard of Castle Connolly except the likes of New York magazine, one of the most important publications in the country, which uses its best-doctor listings as the basis for its annual "Best Doctors" issue.

Until I brought it to your attention, you had not heard of it because you're fourth-rate piece of shit incompetent who is lucky not to have had your license suspended by now.

Clear enough, asshole? And it's obvious from the erratic pattern of your posts, their odd obsessive quality and the strange hours of posting, that you have a serious drinking problem. Get help.

New York Presbyterian:
https://www.nyp.org/about-us/awards

New York magazine:
http://nymag.com/health/bestdoctors/2012/who-decides-best-doctors/

NYU Langone:
https://nyulangone.org/press-releases/castle-connolly-names-nyu-langone-medical-center-physicians-to-annual-top-doctors-listings


Mount Sinai of New York:
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Anonymous said...

Derp

Carl Weitz said...

Well, when your team has made the most or nearly the most errors in baseball, of course, one has worries about the club's defensive deficiencies.

But here is what I believe is the silver lining: You've got 3 infielders playing out of their normal position. Both rookies started out as shortstops and Walker isn't really a first baseman. Sure, Andujar has been playing third and Torres second over the last year in the minors because Didi is the incumbent. But Torres was out the second half of last year and is still learning the position and ditto for Andujar. They're both still about 21 and they will get better with time. And Bird will soon be back at first so there will be a vast improvement over there. Let's see what happens after the All-Star break or maybe just the last two months of the season. If August and September show a lot better numbers, we will be okay going into the playoffs. If not, we might get an untimely autumn pineapple colonoscopy.

Anonymous said...

Derp twerp.

TheWinWarblist said...

It's Gleyber Day!!!

Anonymous said...

LETS CHALK IT UP TO YOUTH WITH GLEYBER.

REMEMBER THE TIME LUIS SOJO TRIPPED AND FELL ONCE HE FIELDED AN EASY GROUNDER?

I COULDN'T BELIEVE MY EYES.

I THINK THOSE 2 GLEYBER PLAYS YESTERDAY WERE THE EXCEPTION, NOT THE RULE.

I THINK WE ARE GOING TO ENJOY THIS KID, BIG TIME.

HE HAS THAT CERTAIN "SOMETHING" AS HE MADE UP FOR YESTERDAY WITH A 3 RUN KILLER, GAME WINNING BOMB TONIGHT....

THAT, MY FRIEND, IS A GREAT SIGN.

Yankee Shamus said...

You realize Derek Jeter had 22 fielding errors his rookie season right?

TheWinWarblist said...

Shamus! Please! There's no place for actual fact in the shimmering halls of memory!

Alphonso said...

Exactly. I hate facts and prefer to make them up.

But that does make me feel more comfortable.

Thanks for the large aspirin and adderall guys.