Thursday, May 24, 2012

Maybe Pettitte is the Answer

The Good

Pettitte continues to be our stopper.  Right when the Yankees are extending their slide, Pettitte steps in, pitches 7 innings of 2 run ball, and strikes out 8 in the process.  And in this rallying effort, the offense came alive too.  A-Rod hit two homeruns, Granderson hit another one, and Jeter went 3-5 looking like he did in April.  Teixeira didn't have any hits, but he did walk 3 times and drove in a run.  Not a bad day for someone who went hitless.

The Bad

Martin's batting average.  After an 0-4 night the catcher is setting at .173 for the season.  However, Kevin Long believes he's found a mechanical flaw that has caused it.  "Martin does a lot of unconventional training in the off-season, and he also watches a lot of movies.  Over the off season he was watching Star Wars, and there's that scene in Episode 4 when Luke is making his Death Star run, and he turns off his targetting system in order to use the force.  Martin got really excited about that, and stopped using his eyes to bat, so he could rely solely on the force.  However, the force is not strong in him, and now he's batting .173.  I think if he starts batting with his eyes open, he'll hit better."

The Ugly

There is a rumor swirling about that the Steinbrenner's may be looking to sell the Yankees.  According to the article, since the Dodgers sold for $2.175 billion, the Yankees could be valued upwards of $3 billion, and that's a lot of money not to consider selling the team.  I suggest Jeter pull a team of investors together and buy the team.  I would suggest Warren Buffet, Bill Gates, the RJG blog can provide muffins at the board meetings, and lets throw in Jorge Posada.  I don't know how much money he has, but It'd be great to see him firing up the board of directors.  Are there any rules against someone like Jeter being a player owner?

Does A-Rod Care?

Yesterday he showed he does.  So does Granderson who is tied for second in the league for total homeruns.  2 from A-Rod and 1 from Granderson equals $6 for babies.  I personally worry that the babies may just go spend the money on booze.

Raul Ibanez 9hr = $18
Nick Swisher 7hr = $14
Andruw Jones 4hr = $8
Derek Jeter 5hr = $10
Curtis Granderson 14hr = $28
Alex Rodriguez 7hr = $14
Robinson Cano 5hr = $10
Mark Teixeira 5hr = $10
Eric Chavez 3hr = $6
Russell Martin 4hr = $8
Jayson Nix 2hr = $4

Total 65hr = $130


Rich Mahogany said...

Pettitte's slider was unreal. It's always a good sign when the announcers say "This is vintage Andy Pettitte," although I would personally resent being called "vintage" like I were a clock on Antiques Roadshow.

Martin needs to try turning to the Dark Side.

Roberto E. Alejandro said...

Andy is an excellent time keeper tho.

Rob B said...

Never underestimate the power of the Dark Side.

Fernando Alejandro said...

It may be the only way to salvage this offense!

Rich Mahogany said...

The Yankees are supposedly the Evil Empire anyway. Although the Yankees' lineup is announced to the Rebel Alliance theme and the opposing lineup is announced to the Imperial March. This is all very confusing.