Thursday, September 26, 2013

The Yankees Are Officially Eliminated

The Good

The Yankees were eliminated last night, which may not sound like good news at first.  But consider that if Cleveland lost, and the Yankees won, we would have to keep pretending that we're in this race, and now that burden is removed.  Now I'm hoping we can get a longer look at some of our rookie pitchers, and perhaps see Mariano play centerfield.

An interesting thing to note, Eduardo Nunez hit .286 in August and has hit .305 in September.  He also hit a homerun last night. 

The Bad

Remember when we let Raul Ibanez walk in the off season?  He's hit 29 homeruns this year.  Just saying, it seemed like a no-brainer to bring back Ibanez, and now we may have been sitting in a very different place had we signed Ibanez instead of Hafner.

The Ugly

The one regret I have is that with Mariano and Pettitte retiring, it would have been nice to see them in one final playoff push. 

A Case for Charity

At the very least the rest of this season can have meaning for charitable causes.  Nunez' homerun adds $2 more for the Children's Health Fund.

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 5hr = $10
Brendan Ryan 1hr = $2
Total 143 hrs = $286

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