Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Who Is Ishikawa, and When Did He End Up On Our Team?

The Good

Our pinch hitters came in swinging!  Overbay had a pinch hit homerun, and both Ichiro and Stewart got their hits as pinch hitters.  Pinch hitting is the way of the future.

The Bad

A rain delay ended Phil Hughes chances of pitching deep into the game.  Warren pitched admirably in relief allowing 1 run over 3.2 innings, but that 1 run is far too many for this team.  Against this Royals team the Yankees mustered 1 run, on Overbay's pinch hit homer.  They lost 5-1.  It's really challenging to see the Yankees struggle so much to score runs. 

The Ugly

The Yankees picked up Travis Ishikawa, a left handed first baseman to play last night.  The move is baffling seeing as we already have a left handed first baseman on our roster in Lyle Overbay.  The Yankees strategy of building a winner by signing as many backup players as possible is interesting.  The quantity over quality approach may work well in some places, but it just isn't going to work here.

Ishikawa Should Have Hit a Homerun

Overbay did, and that's why he'll be our everyday left-handed first baseman.  That's $2 for the kiddos.

Travis Hafner 12hr = $24
Vernon Wells 10hr = $20
Brett Gardner 7hr = $14
Kevin Youkilis 2hr = $4
Jayson Nix 2hr = $4
Robinson Cano 20hr = $40
Ichiro Suzuki 5hr = $10
Lyle Overbay 10hr = $20
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 84 hrs = $168

1 comment:

Rich Mahogany said...

Cashman is dead-set on cobbling together the ultimate scrap heap team.