Thursday, November 14, 2013

How Drunk Are the Yankees?

The Post is reporting that the Yankees are not currently pursuing David Freese of the Cardinals because they still don't know how many games they'll have A-Rod for. Here's the thing: A-Rod is no longer a third baseman. It's not that he can't play the position, it's that he can't play the position AND stay healthy.

A-Rod needs to be a full-time DH, with maybe an exception for National League parks and days when the regular third baseman needs a rest. He hit brilliantly out of the two-spot, but then playing in the field everyday took its toll.

I'm not saying we need to pursue Freese per se, but we need a new everyday third baseman. If the Yanks think they can keep A-Rod at third then everyone in the organization is about as competent as the team that built Healthcare.gov, which I understand actually consisted of Cano and some of his buddies, who took the job despite their lack of coding knowledge because they love money so much.

6 comments:

Rich Mahogany said...

There's a problem with your analysis. We already have a full-time DH named Derek Jeter.

Roberto E. Alejandro said...

Derek Jeter just started a publishing company and announced his first title: Don't Let Me Find Out Your Real Name, Rich Mahogany.

Rich Mahogany said...

Derek Jeter once spilled my extra hot soy chai at Starbucks.

Roberto E. Alejandro said...

Did he accidentally knock it over or did he walk up to you, say "hey Rich", pick up the cup, take the top off, and invert it thus spilling all it's contents on the ground, then throw the cup back to you as he said, "that's how I roll"?

Rich Mahogany said...

He threw a baseball through my window.

Fernando Alejandro said...

That was me. Sorry.