Either a Boston fan or a Brewers fan. Ah, the magical powers of Ben Sheets. Floating a team in the polls with just the possiblity of a midseason return. Maybe they applied the same logic to the Red Sox with the promise of a midseason return for Smoltzie?
I’m surprised that more people don’t support Bernie Williams for the HOF. He was a CFer that put up 7 straight years of .900+ OPS (average OPS in those seasons was close to .950!), and during that time he won 4 gold gloves and 4 WS titles. How many CFers in the history of the game can say the same? Bernie also rates a 133.5 on Bill James HOF Monitor (likely HOFers score above 100).
*The Yankees and Padres continue to search for pitching depth, even with spring training under way, and both are in the bidding for Walter Silva, a 32-year-old right-hander who had a strong showing in the Mexican Winter League, sources said.
Silva is the property of the Monterrey franchise, and went 7-8 with a 4.21 ERA for that team last year. He threw well in winter ball, pitching for Matzatlan; in 16 games, Silva had a 2.54 ERA, allowing 31 hits and striking out 29 in 35 innings.*
i am a west coaster and just got out of a meeting that ended early. i got to read all of these awesome baseball comments this morning.
cc missing early is a fantastic sign, i always thought he was most vulnerable when he missed up. that guy is a beast and cash did a great job to close that deal.
any news on AJ?
my thoughts on melky/garner. i think mekly’s the more talented player. someone needs to pull him aside and tell him that he should never try to hit a home run. if he decides he’s a gap doubles hitter and tries to make solid contact, some home runs will come. if he plays great defense and hits .280, everyone wins.
lugers in ny is better that berns in tampa for steak, in my humble opinion. dessert is another long post in of itself.
When we can talk about it again, remind me to tell you guys what Bob Costas said.
CC looks genuinely happy, except when you ask him about why he came to NY. Both in the big press conference and in the Hannah Storm sitdown, the smile disappears when the question is asked. He gets through the question and the wattage goes up again.
“The Red Sox are the best team in the American League. The Yankees may have stolen all the media attention with their hundreds of millions spent on the free agent market, but for all that big money, they’re still only expected to score 823 runs, fourth-most in their own division.”
Pat- Just sounds like typical Sux pandering to me. Everyone hates the Yankees and this just proves it. 4th in RS in the AL East? Who made these projections, John Henry? I will go out on a limb and say we score 900+ runs this year just sayin’.
I hate alot of the stats analysis. Stats won’t judget a players heart. The Yankees have adopted a new team approach – did you see all of the players that showed up to support Alex? This years club is reminding me of the great “teams” we had during our title runs. Plus, we have superior talent so we win on all fronts.
Forget Bernie! The Yanks are pursuing Walter Silva — a 42, I mean 32 yr old Mexican pitcher. Jorge, where are you? Have you been beheaded by Zeta in lovely Mexico or something? We need a scouting report. I’m sure Silva’s the cat’s pajamas.
Even if we don’t score 900 runs.. 4th in the AL East? Outscored by TB (possible, though they tend to win on pitching and defense much of the time), the Red Sox (sure, it has a decent chance of happening), and… what, the Blue Jays or Os? I find that unlikely. I see us coming in second in the east on runs scored, with a possibility of first or third.