Monday, July 15, 2013

Sometimes You Have to Wonder What You're Watching

The Good

Though I haven't watched it, early reports say that Pacific Rim is actually as awesome as its story line would suggest.  Giant monsters fighting giant robots, how glorious!  But it had the potential to be awful.  Like if they had made it into a love story between a monster and a robot.  That would be lame.  But instead, they stuck with what works: monsters and robots kicking the crap out of each other like they have nothing better to do.  What does this have to do with the Yankees?  Well Pacific Rim is what we should be watching instead of these Yankee games, which make you feel like you're watching a Greek tragedy only less interesting and more tragic.

The Bad

We lost two games versus Minnesota.  This is the same team we swept just a week ago.  So what changed?  Well the Yankee offense reverted back to hitting like a group of fringe players that walk the line between Triple A and the Majors.  In other words, they're hitting like they should be.

The Ugly

After a good series, Cano is finally hitting above .300.  The reason this is ugly is that he is the only Yankee hitting above .300.  On top of that, 4 of our starters have ERA's above 4, though Ivan Nova may very well be given the opportunity to replace David Phelps when he returns from his injuries.  Thankfully, we are at the All-Star break, and the first trade deadline is coming up, so perhaps something will shake out.

At Least There Was One

Ichiro hit the only homerun of the weekend reminding us that the Yankees still do care about the children, it's just that they care in a philosophical sense, not in a practical one. 

Travis Hafner 12hr = $24
Vernon Wells 10hr = $20
Brett Gardner 7hr = $14
Kevin Youkilis 2hr = $4
Jayson Nix 2hr = $4
Robinson Cano 21hr = $42
Ichiro Suzuki 6hr = $12
Lyle Overbay 11hr = $22
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
Zoilo Almonte 1hr = $2

Total 87 hrs = $174


Rich Mahogany said...

For the price of a mid-level Yankee ticket you could see Pacific Rim five times and have some Mike and Ikes.

Anonymous said...

The kids are hurting with this lack of Yankees power. Not good, maybe Cash can do something about it by the trade deadline. I certainly hope so.

Rich Mahogany said...

Don't hold your breath.

Fernando Alejandro said...

I think it would be cool to see Alfonso Soriano with the Yankees again. It won't save us, but at least it'll provide us some power, and maybe some entertainment.

Rich Mahogany said...

That would be something, Soriano and Wells competing to see who could be the most overpaid left fielder.

Fernando Alejandro said...

Overpaid, and overaged left fielder ever.