The Yankees face left handed pitcher Greg Smith tonight as the previous Oakland starter, Joe Blanton was traded to the Phillies. I don't know about you, but that sounds like a made up name. It was probably the first thing that came to his mind when Beane was asked who was going to start today. Going against Greg Smith is the Moose, who I'm stilling pulling for to win 20 this season, though the chances are much slimmer. The Yankees needed to win at least 1 more of his last 4 starts, and honestly, the way he pitched they should have won all 4. But the Yankees like to pick one pitcher every season who they won't score runs for, and it just so happens that this season, they picked the entire starting rotation, which Moose is unfortunately apart of. He needs a win tonight, so Sexson better get his bat ready.
Tomorrow I will be at the game to watch Joba take on Justin Douchsterer. Yes I misspelled his name, and no I don't care. I waisted too much time figuring out how to spell Mientkiewicz correctly, and then they let him go after one year. Anyway, getting back to tomorrow's game...I've yet to see Joba pitch live as a starter so I'm excited to see him. Douchsterer is a pretty good pitcher himself though (10-5 record with a 1.82 ERA), so it could shape up to be a pitchers duel.
In case you missed it, here's Jose Canseco getting knocked out. Can you believe that this guy played for the Yankees and has a championship ring with us? And on that note...
Some people have been calling for the signing of Barry Bonds. A giant homerun hitting lefty sounds like something the Yankees could use right? Signing Barry Bonds is an awful idea. I'm already upset that Canseco ever wore the pinstripes, and I'd be even more so with Bonds. Are you going to go from Ruth, Gehrig, Dimaggio, Berra, Mantle, Jackson, Munson, Mattingly, Jeter to Bonds? Even if he could single handedly bring us to the world series this year (which he can't), I still wouldn't want him. Now some people believe he can take us to the post season so let me break down the delusion. Bonds has not been playing so he's going to need time to get ready. At best he'd be ready by August, and then what kind of production can you expect from him? 8 homeruns, a .270 average maybe, 18 runs batted in scattered across 55 games? Yeah, that will walk us right into the post season. And that's only if he can stay healthy at his age and at his comic book action size. Signing Bonds is a horrible idea. I am not opposed however to the Yankees pulling off a trade for a hitter. I don't care that he's injured, bring back Soriano! Alright, I'm done.