Thursday, February 6, 2020

Happy New Year ! Welcome to the 2020 Season

Hi.  It's me

Or is it, " It is I" ?

For our foreign guests, the baseball season has not yet begun.  Pitchers and catchers don't report for another week or so.

But the The Yankees have a starting pitcher, for whom they paid a ton and traded away even more, will not be reporting.  The 2020 season of James Paxton will...to coin a phrase...simply not begin.

Mr. James Paxton was apparently spirited off to Russia a few weeks ago  for back surgery.  Consider him " done and dusted" as far as adding value to this season.

He pretty much sucked last year anyway, except at the very end when he pitched well but the cheaters prevailed.  They tipped his pitches in key games and we went home empty, as has become usual for the Yankees now.

Do any of you remember the plague of injuries which befell the Yankees last year?  The injury focus of 2019 was upon the position players.  This year, I can see the prejudice shifting to the pitching staff.

In any case, if the cheating continues, the pitching won't matter.  There are a lot of alternatives to garbage cans out there.

One last concern;  if Severino still sucks, Montgomery is throwing in the high 70's, Tanaka's re-built arm shreds don't hold-up, and El Chappo gets the shakes again....it will be another long, fruitless season.

Maybe Andujar can pitch.

From the Swan pond;  

Do not get your hopes up, men ( is there one woman who follows this blog anymore?).
Half the guys injured last season are still down and out.  
And growing fat and older. 

12 comments:

ibupuspitawati said...

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Anonymous said...

MLB HAS 30 TEAMS.

30.

HOW IS IT THAT WE ARE THE ONLY TEAM THAT THIS IS HAPPENING TO [TO THESE RIDICULOUS EXTENTS] YEAR IN AND YEAR OUT?

...AND IT JUST KEEPS GETTING WORSE YEAR AFTER YEAR.

WE JUST FIRED THE FORMER AND HIRED A NEW CONDITIONING COACH.

AIN'T THE CONDITIONING COACH MY FRIENDS, THIS IS THE PROOF!

IT'S FUCKING CASHMAN!

BEFORE YOU LAUGH, TRY TO REALIZE ALL IT TAKES IS HIS MISPLACED STRATEGY OF NOT LETTING ENOUGH OF THE RIGHT PEOPLE KNOW WHAT IS REALLY HAPPENING WITH THE PLAYER.

ADD TO THAT, WHAT I BELIEVE IS THE FAILURE TO ENGAGE THE PLAYER SOON ENOUGH DURING THE OFF SEASON.

HOW CAN THIS KEEP HAPPENING?

30 TEAMS!

ONLY WE STAND OUT.

smurfy said...

Happy New Year, Alphonso! May the black swan enfold you in it's wings, and give you a cluck for luck.

May the yanks start spring anew, shed of care, a world out there to conquer.
May their minds be focused on that ball, with the crack of the bat leaving all in awe.

HoraceClarke66 said...

Yeah, I don't know how it keeps happening.

You trade for a guy who, going into his 30th year, has never thrown more than 160 1/3 innings, and you're amazed that he's injury-prone.

On the other hand...it's too early to QUITE say, but thus far Justus Sheffield, Erik Swanson, and outfielder Dom Thompson-Williams are giving every indication that they may never amount to a hill of beans.

So, basically, you're traded slop for a lame but still useful pig. Not so bad.

HoraceClarke66 said...

As to those saying there was no improvement over the postseason, well, picture this:

Say you'd had a chance to trade Romine, Didi, and Paxton for Cole, with the guarantee that you'd get Paxton back by at least August.

Would you have done it? I would have.

This team is still better, while our main competitors are worse. Not so bad.

TheWinWarblist said...

ibupuspitawati !!!

JM said...

Gesundheit, Winnie.

All Caps, I don't think you can blame the new conditioning guys for Paxton. But you can blame the old conditioning guys if you want.

Anonymous said...

I be you pus pita.

Who names their kid that?

Doug K.

catasus said...

I follow your blog (which mirrors my nihilistic attitude towards the Yanks adn also cracks me up) and I am a woman. So, at least one follows you.

Anonymous said...

JM, I'M NOT BLAMING EITHER OF THE CONDITIONING COACHES.

I AM BLAMING CASHMAN.

THAT WAS THE POINT I WAS TRYING TO MAKE.

ibupuspitawati said...

KARNA RASA HATI YANG GEMBIRA BERKAT BANTUAN AKI SOLEH
MAKANYA SENGAJA NAMA BELIAU SAYA CANTUNKAN DI INTERNET !!!

assalamualaikum wr, wb, saya IBU PUSPITA WATI saya Mengucapkan banyak2
Terima kasih kepada: AKI SOLEH
atas nomor togelnya yang kemarin AKI berikan "4D"
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dan berkat bantuan AKI SOLEH saya bisa melunasi semua hutan2…
orang tua saya yang ada di BANK BRI dan bukan hanya itu AKI alhamdulillah,
sekarang saya sudah bisa bermodal sedikit untuk mencukupi kebutuhan keluarga saya sehari2.
Itu semua berkat bantuan AKI SOLEH sekali lagi makasih banyak ya, AKI
yang ingin merubah nasib
seperti saya...?
SILAHKAN GABUNG SAMA AKI SOLEH No; { 082-313-336-747 }

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Apakah anda termasuk dalam kategori di bawah ini...!!
1: Di kejar2 tagihan hutang..
2: Selaluh kalah dalam bermain togel
3: Barang berharga sudah
terjual buat judi togel..
4: Sudah kemana2 tapi tidak
menghasilkan, solusi yang tepat..!
5: Sudah banyak dukun ditempati minta angka ritual blom dapat juga,
satu jalan menyelesaikan masalah anda..
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Alphonso said...

Thanks for identifying yourself, catasus....

I feel comforted that this is not simply a cigar smoking, whiskey swigging man cave. Welcome.