Monday, February 22, 2021

Happy To Welcome The New Season

 I just learned from my veterinarian that black swans are immune to Covid.  So I am thrilled, and can commit to following the team, day by day, as injuries mount.

As a happy opener, lets just write off Clark Schmidt. 

He was once a top pitching prospect out of South Carolin who, early on had TJ surgery.  At least I think that was the reason his debut was delayed.  It could have been shingles.

Nevertheless, he looked highly mediocre last year, although Boone "loves his stuff. "

I digress. 

 He has been put on the shelf for at least a month due to some elbow or shoulder problem in the limb from which he throws the baseball. Sounds like:  the surgery didn't take.  Or, it couldn't repair the damage. 

What this suggests is that Schmidt is a player who will always be plagued by injuries, and who will frequently be " coming off of an extensive rehab."  Convenient excuses, by the way, for a guy who regularly gets shelled by major league hitters. 

Fortunately, for Yankee fans, our starting pitching solid and deep. 

Except, of course, for the fact that a number of current Yankees want to get German into an alley and beat the shit out of him.  So let the " trade winds" blow with the Yankees holding no cards. 

And ( my opinion only ) King is useless.  

 Losing Schmidt is not a major blow, but it is a start. 

I feel better already.



Celerino Sanchez said...

The next drafting strategy used by HOF Cashman will be to draft players who have had 2 TJ surgeries. He's always ahead of the curve.

Celerino Sanchez said...

The next drafting strategy that HOF Cashman will use will be to draft pitchers who have had 2 TJ surgeries. He's always ahead of the curve.

TheWinWarblist said...

Nothing with hair or feathers is immune to the coronaviridae.

Die Hal.

HoraceClarke66 said...

Repeat after me:

Everyone gets hurt

Nobody gets better

This is the steady mantra of the Cashman years. It has always been so, and it will always be so.

Celerino has it right. Brain is fascinated by the idea that you can sign players who have had crippling injuries very cheap.

You know what's also cheap? Lexuses without engines. They go for almost nothing.