Monday, May 31, 2021

Ray thread

 




37 comments:

ranger_lp said...

Yanks are first ball hitting on Hill

Rufus T. Firefly said...

Is that a picture of the Yankees' batting instructor?

Publius said...

Buck Showalter is not managing. He's available. Just sayin'...

Anonymous said...

Buck might be a little too old, but I'd take him over Boone, for sure.

The Hammer of God

Rufus T. Firefly said...

Hell, I'd take Jim Leyland over Boner.

I'd take the corpse of Dick Williams about now.

Platoni said...

Nice. More DPs. It is quite reassuring to see the Yankees are still the Yankees

13bit said...

We need to bottom out before we get better.

JM said...

DJ is a good hitter. It's tough to watch him get snookered by three straight 72 mph curveballs. Sad.

If you look at the lineups, Tampa isn't doing much better than we are. A lot of low BAs. But they're just a little bit better, and that's what'll take them farther than we'll go.

Poor Gleyber. The yips at his age. Cripes.

ranger_lp said...

Another wuss AB from Stanton…

Rufus T. Firefly said...

Yankee team stats

GIDP 52
SB 12
RISP .239
2 out RISP .235
LOB/game 6.79

JM said...

Rufus, the key to professional sports is consistency.

JM said...

Stanton is paid 12 times what Choi gets.

We are dumber than dirt.

Rufus T. Firefly said...

JM, consistently mediocre means you're the Cubs. I want the Yankees back.

JM said...

I think the Yankees just honored America with a sad flugelhorn.

JM said...

Rufus, mediocrity is being very generous.

JM said...

They suck.

JM said...

After the 5-15 start, we posted the best record in baseball over the next month. Now we look like we're working on another 5-15 streak.

I don't think you win pennants that way.

Nice to see Miggy park one, though. And now, Sanchez is pinching for Higgy, one of the few guys to get a hit today.

I might have gone with Wally Cox to block, but we'll see how this works out.

JM said...

They might pull this one out, but I think it's more likely they don't until they're in front of the urinal.

Rufus T. Firefly said...

JM, I stand corrected. You are right.

But I think this team is more the squatting type. No need for a urinal. Definitely management is in that demographic.

DickAllen1964 said...

Michael Kay suggests that a right-handed heavy lineup is off- balance and susceptible to string right-handed pitching

What a genius to have figured that out! Maybe Kay should apply for the GM position! We currently don’t have a GM who knows anything about baseball, do we?

Rufus T. Firefly said...

What happened to fouling it off intentionally when you're fooled on a pitch?

Right, the motto: Dare to take strike three.

ranger_lp said...

Another off day for Rolaids…

DickAllen1964 said...

Michael Kay said Thompson is just throwing strikes. And why not? It’s the one pitch Yankees can’t seem to hit.

DickAllen1964 said...

If Buck Showalter is too old to manage at 65, what is Tony LaRussa doing managing the first-place White Sox at 76?

DickAllen1964 said...

The Yankees don’t even have warning track power

ranger_lp said...

Fuck you Hal

Fuck you Brian

Rufus T. Firefly said...

Sell the team HAL!

To someone who wants to win and who will clean house in corporatetown.

Anonymous said...

LeMahieu--seven-year millstone, along with the Stanton and Hicks millstones. Stanton is obviously still hurt. When he's healthy, he hits. When he's not, not. Problem is, he's seldome healthy. This team sucks. hManagement incompetent, stupid.

Anonymous said...

seldom

Jim D said...

The big thing missing from this Yankee team...A REAL LEADER... The sad thing is I don't know who that person is or if this team even has someone to take charge and step up.

Anonymous said...

Signing Gardner was a mistake . . . LAST YEAR it was a mistake. This year it was folly. What kind of dolt has decided that his everyday centerfielder should be a 37-year-old who is batting below the Mendoza line, with no real backup? Great roster construction there, Brian! If you could imagine a front-office housecleaning that would bring in a first-rate management team, the immediate basic steps would be: release Gardner and bring up Florial--Florial wouldn't be any worse at the plate, would be a better defender, and needs the opportunity to hone his skills in the majors; release Odor (this guy will never bat above .200); trade Urshela while he still has some value (he's slow, unathletic, and over time will regress to his mean of a .260-ish hitter with modest power) and make Andujar the everyday third baseman, fielding imperfections and all; make Wade the everyday second baseman; release Sanchez or get whatever slop you can in a trade; send Taillon into a black hole and put Deivi Garcia into the rotation (he's not going to develop any further at AAA); put Frazier in left field and leave him there--no more gratuitous benchings, pinch-hitting, and late-inning defensive yanking; fire Boone and replace him with Showalter or a young analytics-oriented guy who understands and helps to promote young talent. Those measures are just for starters. You would need a new management team to accomplish this because Cashman is too deeply invested personally in too many of the missteps that are killing this team.

Anonymous said...

Gardener wasn't signed to be the everyday centerfielder.
Deivi sucks right now.
Red is one of the players below the mendoza line.
Wade is not a starter for any team.
You have no other third/forth outfielder.
You have no other pitchers or bench players.

So much better than Cashman.

Anonymous said...

This team is so utterly inept and unentertaining that all I can think of is that they have become the nex-gen Baltimore Orioles for the foreseeable future. [or may be more if Hal is still the owner. Any day now I expect him to say that this is not exceptable and he expects more for what the team is being paid and then reiterate that he has full confidence in Brain Cashmere.]
The Archangel

Rufus T. Firefly said...

Wow!

The curd would play Wade everyday over the Major? Major's lifetime average is higher than Wade's slugging percentage.

Don't get me wrong. I like Wade. He's a valuable backup, like Velarde or Gallego.

Starting full time? Over LeMahieu? Now *that's* crazy talk.

TheWinWarblist said...

Fuck them.

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