Wednesday, September 1, 2010

I'll Take It

The Good

Phil Hughes didn't have his best stuff, but he battled. He would watch clips from the movie 300 between innings, and kept the Gladiator soundtrack playing in the clubhouse. It worked, giving Hughes 5 innings of 2 run ball.

The offense came alive, but then again we're playing the Athletics. If there was a mediocre section to these game reviews, I would put this there.

The Mediocre

The offense came alive, but not against an elite team. I'll wait to claim this as good news when we hit like this against Tampa Bay.

The Bad

After a historic tear, Thames went 0-4 with 3 strikeouts. Lance Berkman found this to be welcome news.

The Ugly

Derek Jeter's batting average is sitting at .266 after going 0-3 last night. Is a September turn around in the cards? I hope so.

Best Trade Ever?

One year ago, Brian Cashman bamboozled Chicago out of Nick Swisher in return for Wilson Betemit (let go later that season). Swisher hit his 25th homerun of the season, one of three players (Teixeira and Granderson) to hit homeruns in yesterdays game. Is this the best trade ever?

The three homeruns gives the Children's Health Fund $6 extra dollars from the RJG blog.

Posada 16hr = $32
Granderson 15hr = $30
Cano 26hr = $52
Swisher 25hr = $50
Jeter 10hr = $20
Johnson 2hr = $4
Rodriguez 21hr = $42
Teixeira 30hr = $60
Thames 10hr = $20
Gardner 5hr = $10
Winn 1hr = $2
Miranda 3hr = $6
Curtis 1hr = $2
Kearns 2hr = $4
Nunez 1hr = $2
Total = $336


Jon Roberts said...

Oakland isn't an elite team, but they have a good pitching staff. The offense looks pretty impressive right now.

How about Getting Ruth for some seed money to fund an opera? That could be the best trade in history. Followed by Swisher for Betemit. How does Kenny Williams still have a job? "We'd love to have Betemit. He can fill the clubhouse with stories about The Great War." "Alex Rios and Andruw Jones in the outfield, we can't lose." "Jake Peavey is so much awesome sauce he will carry this team to a trophy."

Fernando Alejandro said...

You get a team one championship and it appears it doesn't matter what you do after that. At least thats what it looks like with Kenny Williams.