Thursday, June 6, 2013

Yankees Sweep Cleveland

The Good

CC Sabathia gave us a complete game effort with 9 strikeouts and 4 runs as the Yankees went on to sweep Cleveland.  The Yankees desperately needed to bounce back against Cleveland after getting swept by the Mets and losing a series to the Red Sox.  If we don't beat up on the weaker teams, we'll have no chance of lasting long enough to get bounced out of the first round of playoffs by one of the stronger teams.  Hafner and Gardner both hit homeruns, and it's always nice to see a little pop.

The Bad

CC Sabathia's complete game didn't allow us to see what we really want: Mariano Rivera save games in his retirement year.  When will Sabathia stop being so selfish?

The Ugly

The ugliest thing is that despite the recent news of Anthony Bosch's willingness to aid MLB in their ongoing investigation, if history reflects what will happen, it'll likely amount to nothing.  They couldn't nail Clemens even with Brian McNamee providing needles with traces of Clemen's blood that he used to inject him with illegal substances.  Braun escaped a failed drug test because a guy missed the Fedex pick up time.  Even Bond's got off, and that was one of the most high profile cases relating to PED use in professional sports.

Long story shot, don't be surprised if this whole debacle ends with no suspension for A-Rod, but enough evidence for the 29 other teams to never even think about taking him off your hands. 

Pay Up

That's what the kids told us when both Hafner and Gardner went yard in yesterdays game.  That's $4 for the kiddos. 

Travis Hafner 10hr = $20
Vernon Wells 10hr = $20
Brett Gardner 6hr = $12
Kevin Youkilis 2hr = $4
Jayson Nix 1hr = $2
Robinson Cano 14hr = $28
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 2hr = $4

Total 65 hrs = $130


Rich Mahogany said...

Perhaps the saddest part is that the Yankees probably want ARod to get suspended so they don't have to pay him anymore. He isn't playing and he was already untradeable. The Angels and Dodgers already took on way too many overpaid players, and the "ARod to the Marlins" story looks like one of baseball's dumbest rumors.

I can't imagine how MLB would even present a PED case based on evidence other than a drug test to a baseball arbitration panel. I wonder if that has ever been done.

Fernando Alejandro said...

It's true. His contract made him untradeable, unless he performed well and the Yankees were willing to foot a large portion of his bill. Now, regardless of his performance, no team will go near him. We all knew that deal was bad when he first signed it, but I fear we didn't know just how bad it was.