Monday, September 29, 2008

Weekend Series Review

The Best

Mike Mussina won his 20th game, the Yankee offense scored 19 runs on Friday, and Sydney Ponson threw a stellar 6 inning 1 run performance. Cano really came alive going 8-14. Cody Ransom showed some pop with 2 solo shots in a single game and went 5-9 in the series. Coke continued his stretch of dominance by throwing 3 innings of 1 run ball against the Red Sox this weekend. Gardner had 4 RBI's in the blow out game.

The Worst

Alfredo Aceves went 4 innings and gave up 4 runs in his start against the Red Sox. Chris Britton, Joba Chamberlain, Darrel Rasner, and Jose Veras were particularly horrible out of the pen.

The Hideous

It was a good series for the Yankees, but they closed the season to a meaningless October. The Yankees finish the season with 89 wins, good for 3rd place. The Rays and Red Sox had 97 and 95 wins respectively. I could probably name enough games off the top of my head we should have won to put us over 100 wins, but that's why we're out. We lost the games we needed to win including all those games against the Pirates and the Royals. Anyway, at least Moose got his 20, which is a big deal. I for one am excited about the post season, and following the Rays, but more importantly I'm excited for the off season. You just know the Yankees are going to be making some headlines this winter, and though I'm excited for the free agent market this winter, I'm a little more excited to see what trades can be worked out. There's a lot of talent out there that isn't available via free agency, and we'd be wise to look into some player's.

Respect Jeter's Gangster is for the Children

The "Respect Jeter's Gangster" blog joined Johnny Damon's home run club, which raises money for the Children's Health Fund. We are pledged to donate $1.00 for every homerun the Yankees hit this season. We will keep a running tally of the home runs hit and the money donated throughout the season. This weekend saw 4 homeruns by the Yankees, 2 by Ransom, 1 by Damon, and 1 by Nady. The season closes with $180.00 being donated to the Children's Health Fund.

Melky Cabrera 8hr = $8.00
Alex Rodriguez 35hr = $35.00
Hideki Matsui 9 hr = $9.00
Bobby Abreu 20hr = $20.00
Jorge Posada 3hr = $3.00
Jason Giambi 32hr = $32.00
Johnny Damon 17hr = $17.00
Morgan Ensberg 1hr = $1.00
Robinson Cano 14hr = $14.00
Chad Moeller 1hr = $1.00
Wilson Betemit 6hr = $6.00
Derek Jeter 11hr = $11.00
Shelley Duncan 1hr = $1.00
Xavier Nady 12hr = $12.00
Jose Molina 3 hr = $3.00
Ivan Rodriguez 2hr = $2.00
Richie Sexson 1hr = $1.00
Cody Ransom 4hr= $4.00
Total = $180.00

If you are interested in Johnny Damon's Homerun Club or the Children's Health Fund you can find links to both at the top right hand corner of our page.


Anonymous said...

I'm excited to see what our trades/free agent signings will be too, but first I need to see who our GM will be! Pete Abe says Cashman is 50-50 about staying and will probably decide in the next day or so.

Fernando Alejandro said...

I'd be surprised if Cashman stayed. Its not about money at this point, I think it's about autonomy, and that's something he won't have in New York.

Bucky7588 said...

Part of me wants Cashman out, because I don't think he'll spend the money he could on Sabbathia and/or Burnett and or Texiera. I don't know...part of me wants him out.

You missed the worst part though. We've kicked ass when it didn't matter anymore. Thats whats sad.

Fernando Alejandro said...

Its true. We won more games in September than we have in any other month this season. Way to play when it means something boys.

TribeGirl said...

How many days until spring training? I'm happy for the Rays and for the Dodgers (for Manny and Torre) but baseball for me is basically over with no Yankees and no Tribe in the postseason. The Tribe has been hit and miss, (mostly miss), but I've always had the Yankees in October, so this is rough!!! I'm not used to the weather still being nice and NO BASEBALL! :o(

Cashman should probably move era and all. New coach, Hank's in charge, new stadium, why not? Now's the time...

Roberto E. Alejandro said...

I think the reason Cashman may stay is that while it is a very new era, it is one he has orchestrated, he may want to see it through until the end.