Friday, May 14, 2021

The Trade We Don't Need



Who gives a shit? Matt Scherzer would not win in NY.  

The problem with this team isn't pitching. 

It s hitting. We have 5 guys in the line-up on the Interstate ( someone please tell Michael Kay and Paulie that the term for hitting in the .100s is not " the Internet ").

The problem with the Yankees is their failure to make contact with the ball (with the bat), and putting it in play.  

It is " making the defense " perform. It is called, playing baseball. We don't do that, either. 

Even if Tallion sucks, we have enough decent pitching. 

What we have none of is clutch hitting, situational hitting, or any hitting at all.

Frazier hitting into that DP for the team's lone RBI last night, is like saying of a person, " his best attribute is his drunkenness."


14 comments:

JM said...

Hey, wait just a minute. My best attribute IS my drunkenness.

Anonymous said...

I totally agree with Alphonso. And it doesn't matter who we could get back in return. I think we should hang onto Jasson and see what he's got two years from now.

The Hammer of God

DickAllen1964 said...

The man speaks the truth.

As a team the Yankees are batting 14 points below league average, but fourth in on base percentage.

They are tied for second in home runs, but only the Asstros have hit into more double plays.

Only the Tampons and Sux have left more men on base and when it comes to sac flies, the Yankees are at the bottom of the barrel.

They have walked more than any other team in the AL, but are near the bottom in total bases.

They strike out about league average, but only Baltimore and Detroit have fewer RBIs.

In short, they are a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma.




Beauregard Jackson Pickett Burnside said...

Sounds like a drink waiting to be stirred... who is our straw this generation?

Alphonso said...

My drunkenness is also a cardinal quality, but we are not in pinstripes. Not anymore, at least.

ranger_lp said...

Florial has been promoted to AAA...

HoraceClarke66 said...

Interesting analysis, Dick Allen. And one, I think, that gets to the heart of the Yankees' hitting woes.

Rufus T. Firefly said...

Let's just face it. The team sucks.

The players are capable of providing *some* inspiration, but they are so mismanaged and mis-developed, it stifles whatever brilliance they may be capable of.

I have no beef with the overpaid underachievers, they were paid by the man, based on a straightforward negotiation. The owners are responsible for paying beluga dollars for fulton fish market offal.

A top down douche is in order. Let ANYONE buy the team that actually wants to root for the team and wants championships. These guys, it ain't.

DickAllen1964 said...

There is no doubt in my mind that inconsistency and lethargy are hallmarks of this team, and I also have no doubt that attitude is a top-down proposition.

But the idea that Harold will sell this team or fire Brain is not even on the back burner. Not even close when the pinstripes are selling like hot cakes at a fire department breakfast. It doesn’t even matter who’s wearing the laundry - Yankees sells and that’s why Stanton and any big name can always depend on Harold for a paycheck. The Yankees brand rakes in money by the barrel.

The important thing is for the Yankees to APPEAR competitive, not whether they actually win anything.

If you’ve seen the show “Ted Lasso” (which you really really should), there is a quote that applies here:

“It’s the hope that kills you.”

DickAllen1964 said...

There is no doubt in my mind that inconsistency and lethargy are hallmarks of this team, and I also have no doubt that attitude is a top-down proposition.

But the idea that Harold will sell this team or fire Brain is not even on the back burner. Not even close when the pinstripes are selling like hot cakes at a fire department breakfast. It doesn’t even matter who’s wearing the laundry - Yankees sells and that’s why Stanton and any big name can always depend on Harold for a paycheck. The Yankees brand rakes in money by the barrel.

The important thing is for the Yankees to APPEAR competitive, not whether they actually win anything.

If you’ve seen the show “Ted Lasso” (which you really really should), there is a quote that applies here:

“It’s the hope that kills you.”

DickAllen1964 said...

I’m really sorry for the repeat. I keep hitting the back button and WHOOPS!!

Rufus T. Firefly said...

Dick,

Reminds me of the 'purpose' of the TSA, and every EHS (environmental, health and safety) organization I've ever encountered.

We need to give the 'appearance' of making people safer.

Thanks for bringing me even further down. I guess when HAL's estate liquidator sells the team, we can hope for a motivated owner. Hope I'm not dead by then.

DickAllen1964 said...

Rufus, watching this tired-assed team makes me think I’m already dead.

Rufus T. Firefly said...

There's hope Dick.

I hope I see the headline "HAL Steinbrenner estate being liquidated"

And less hopeful for "Steinbrenner heir (head) sells Yankees to local buyers"