Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Yanks Even Series Against Jays

The Good

That Granderson trade is looking almost as brilliant as the Soriano signing is looking stupid. Remember when we were all, "Granderson's good, but AJax is the future! He's the greatest phenom of all-time and we just gave him away!"? We're eating those words now. That's embarrassing but good. Sabathia throwing a complete game was also good.

The Bad

Soriano has been sent to see Dr. "Tommy John" Andrews. That's bad.

The Ugly

Remember that time Cash was all, "It doesn't make sense to give closer money to a set-up guy"? This is where it gets ugly. The Yanks have now paid a pitcher $35 million to be an awkward clubhouse presence for a few weeks and then rehab. Good call guys.

Another Good Move By Cashman

Russell Martin, who signed a 1 year deal worth about what we're going to owe the CHF at the end of this year, hit another home run in the Yankees' winning effort against the Jays. $2 more for the kids.

Mark Teixeira 12hr = $24
Curtis Granderson 16hr = $32
Russell Martin 9hr = $18
Alex Rodriguez 9hr = $18
Jorge Posada 6hr = $12
Robinson Cano 9hr = $18
Andruw Jones 2hr = $4
Brett Gardner 3hr = $6
Nick Swisher 2hr = $4
Derek Jeter 2hr = $4
Francisco Cervelli 1hr = $2
Eduardo Nunez 1hr = $2
Total = $144


Rich Mahogany said...

I realized recently that Martin will be arbitration eligible next season, meaning that the Yankees can sign him to another one-year deal for a reasonable price (probably under $10 million). To ease the pain of Soriano's latest injury, let's think about how stupid the Dodgers were to non-tender Martin and how smart the Yankees were to sign him.

Rich Mahogany said...

I'm sorry, I can't help myself because I just read this on MLB Trade Rumors:

"A third MRI on Rafael Soriano's elbow has prompted the Yankees to send the pricey reliever to see Dr. James Andrews . . . This marks Soriano's sixth elbow-related DL stint; he's a survivor of Tommy John surgery and ulnar nerve transposition surgery."

I knew Soriano had an injury history, but SIX elbow-related DL visits, TJ surgery AND a surgery that I think was first performed on Battlestar Galactica? And we thought his deal was insane before.

Fernando Alejandro said...

Yeah but it was very succesful in Battlestar Galactica so the front office thought it would work this time too. Then again, no one in Battlestar Galactica has to throw a 95mph fastball...if they don't feel like it.

anonymous # 2 said...

Yeah I thought Granderson was a good guy, but not a good sign. Very glad I was wrong about the latter. And I do love his backpack.

Wasn't the Battlestar Galactica held together by duct tape and 100 year old hefty bags? Because then the whole Soriano elbow thing makes sense.