Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Turns Out $35 Million Was Excessive

The Good

I've been really impressed by Ivan Nova this season. He's not overpowering, but he puts up 6.1 innings of 1 run ball against a tought lineup. You have to be impressed. Jeter got a pair of hits, and both Cano and Gardner hit homeruns. Since we didn't post about Monday's game, I think its worth mentioning that AJ Burnett pitched 8 innings of 1 run ball. All very good signs.

The Bad

I'm going to go with two straight losses where the Yankee offense was rendered powerless by Chicago pitching. With or without Soriano's meltdown, 2 runs over two games just won't garner many wins.

The Ugly

Soriano gave up a 2-run bomb after hitting a batter. And this was my issue with this signing from the beginning. He wasn't always going to be perfect, and at $35 million, you really need him to be perfect. It was a stupid signing and now we must bear the burden of that.

At Least the Children Don't Have to Suffer

Despite the loss last night, both Cano and Gardner made sure the children wouldn't go home empty handed. We commend them for swinging their bats, but ask that next time they do it when people are on base.

Mark Teixeira 6hr = $12
Curtis Granderson 7hr = $14
Russell Martin 6hr = $12
Alex Rodriguez 5hr = $10
Jorge Posada 6hr = $12
Robinson Cano 5hr = $10
Andruw Jones 1hr = $2
Brett Gardner 2hr = $4
Total = $76


Rich Mahogany said...

An even-handed report on an extremely frustrating game. I was sure Cano had won the game when the ball came off his bat.

Fernando Alejandro said...

Yeah, it just wasn't meant to be. But here's hoping for a quick bounce back. April baseball is so much fun!