Monday, September 30, 2013

Season Over

The Good

We swept the Astro's to end the season, and gave our younger players a chance to stand out.  Pettitte pitched a complete game for a win, to give him an 11-11 record for the season and ensuring that he never had a losing season in his career.

The Bad

 Hafner got to play the last game of the season, going 0-4.  A fitting way to end this season.

The Ugly

This is the first time the Yankees have played meaningless games of baseball to close out a season since 1993, 2008.  The year Ian Kennedy, Phil Hughes and Joba Chamberlain were the bulk of our rotation.  Also a year before we went on a spending spree and won our last championship.

Now we sit back, watch the playoffs, and wait for the hot stove season to kick off.

One More Before We Hit the Road

Reynolds hit one last homerun to end the season, which ends the year with $288 going to charity. 

Travis Hafner 12hr = $24
Vernon Wells 11hr = $22
Brett Gardner 8hr = $16
Kevin Youkilis 2hr = $4
Jayson Nix 3hr = $6
Robinson Cano 27hr = $54
Ichiro Suzuki 7hr = $14
Lyle Overbay 14hr = $28
Brennan Boesch 3hr = $6
Francisco Cervelli 3hr = $6
Chris Stewart 4hr = $8
Ben Francisco 1hr = $2
David Adams 2hr = $4
Curtis Granderson 7hr = $14
Mark Teixeira 3hr = $6
Zoilo Almonte 1hr = $2
Derek Jeter 1hr = $2
Alfonso Soriano 17hr = $34
Austin Romine 1hr = $2
Eduardo Nunez 3hr = $6
Alex Rodriguez 7hr = $14
Mark Reynolds 6hr = $12
Brendan Ryan 1hr = $2
Total 144 hrs = $288


Rich Mahogany said...

Thanks for another great year of this blog. While the Yankees disappointed, you did not.

Fernando Alejandro said...

Thank you Rich, and thanks for a great year of commenting. Your wit is always appreciated!

Rich Mahogany said...

Someone has to appreciate it, so thanks.

Who do you want to win it all this year? I'd be happiest with Pirates, Rays, or Indians, in about that order.

Fernando Alejandro said...

That's a good question. National League, definitely the Pirates. It's been a long time for them. My second National League option would have to be the Dodgers, for the Mattingly connection. American League, I'm pulling for either the Rays, Tigers, or Athletics. The Rays because they've never won one, and it would be nice to see them advance. The Tigers, because they live in Detroit, and that city could use a pick-me-up. And the Athletics for Billy Beane to finally win a championship.

Anonymous said...

We all seem to like the Pirates and the Dodgers and the Tigers. It is so weird to not be part of the playoff and I heard on the radio that this might be how it will be for a few years. Something about the luxury tax and contracts and our need of new players. Whatever! I miss my Yankees. October is not the same without them.