Friday, June 7, 2013

Yankees Continue Pouncing On Inferior Teams

The Good

Phil Hughes looked good in last nights start, going 7 innings with 1 unearned run.  And when I say it was unearned, it's because the umpires gave the Mariners a mercy run referring to Bud Selig's competitive balance rule that dictates all teams playing under .500 be given a one run head start.  Cano and Teixeira went yard.  That is the 3rd homerun for Teixeira in 4 games.  Teixeira is clearly trying to make up for lost time.

The Bad

The draft happened yesterday, and the Yankees picked up a number of promising prospects.  Why is this bad?  Because if the last decade of drafts tells us anything, these prospects will be hyped up, only to never succeed on the big stage, or to get traded.  I've been through it too many times, and all I can say about the hype is this: I'll believe it when I see it (Brackman, Betances, Banuelos, CJ Henry, Alan Horne, Bronson Sardinha, Jeffrey Marquez etc.).

The Ugly

It can be frustrating watching the Yankees beat up on Cleveland an Seattle, shortly after dropping big series against our rival Red Sox and Mets.  The Yankees sure do pick strange times to step up.

Babies Benefitted By Blasts

Homeruns hit by Teixeira and Cano have helped add more cash to the Children's Health Fund.

Travis Hafner 10hr = $20
Vernon Wells 10hr = $20
Brett Gardner 6hr = $12
Kevin Youkilis 2hr = $4
Jayson Nix 1hr = $2
Robinson Cano 15hr = $30
Ichiro Suzuki 2hr = $4
Lyle Overbay 8hr = $16
Brennan Boesch 3hr = $6
Francisco Cervelli 3hr = $6
Chris Stewart 3hr = $6
Ben Francisco 1hr = $2
David Adams 2hr = $4
Curtis Granderson 1hr = $2

Mark Teixeira 3hr = $6

Total 67 hrs = $134


Rich Mahogany said...

We're supposed to overhype the prospects and then trade them for veterans, only to have them flame out with their new team instead of the Yankees.

CJ Henry: traded for Abreu

Jeffrey Marquez: traded for Swisher

The rest have been a waste (and in Brackman's case, a waste of over $4 million!)

Fernando Alejandro said...

It's true, most traded players don't amount to much except for maybe Austin Jackson, and he's a rare example. Well, him and Melky Cabrera, but it turned out Melky was on the juice.

Rich Mahogany said...

I forgot about AJax. One of the rare traded prospects that the Yankees would want back.

Fernando Alejandro said...

But what about Tyler Clippard and Jeff Karstens? Have you forgotten?