Sunday, July 17, 2005

Lousy Weekend Wrap-up

(a) I have to give the $200 million team their props - they were certainly better than the Red Sox this weekend, as Boston came out flat as a pancake.

(b) The A-Rod homer off Shilling is no big deal - Shilling was just off the DL, had nothing on Thursday, so it's not that big a deal.

(c) Junkee fans are probably calling Ca$hman a genius for picking up Al Leiter when in reality, it was a no-lose move for Old York. If the guy does well - and let's not annoint the guy the next Warren Spahn after one start - then it was a great move. If he stinks the way he did in Florida, oh well, we picked him up off the scrap heap and only put him in there because we were desperate because of all the injuries. We didn't expect much from him anyway, blah blah blah. And of course, injuries are the reason the Yankees are losing, blah blah blah.

(d) Randy Johnson and Mike Mussina were lousy, but give Mariano his props.

(e) Let's see what happens over the next few games with Redding, Small, and all the other idiots. The Rangers are no slouches.

Also, I expect the Orioles to make some moves, based on what Buster Olney said on ESPN, and remember that Boston's farm system will take them farther than Old York's. So I'm not in panic mode - not yet. Get back to me in a couple of days, though....

5 comments:

Manny Ortiz said...

A few points here:

- The Yankees are living off their hittng right now. Aside from Leiter, the starters in the Boston series stunk, giving up at least 4 runs each, respectively. When the inevitable slump comes, the Junkees better hope their pitching steps it up a notch, or else they're in trouble.

- Keep in mind that Leiter has control problems. BEtween that and the age factor, the guy is a 5-6 inning pitcher. With middle relievers Proctor and Franklin likely to follow Leiter, the guy will only be able to do so much. Heck, back in '96, even Wally Whitehurst had a good first start as a Junkee. Let's take it easy here, Junkee fans.

- If the O's get Burnett, that along with the return of Bedard should help take care of their biggest issue, starting pitching. Heck, with those 2 guys, their staff is probably better than what the Junkees have got right now.

Manny Ortiz said...

A few points here:

- The Yankees are living off their hittng right now. Aside from Leiter, the starters in the Boston series stunk, giving up at least 4 runs each, respectively. When the inevitable slump comes, the Junkees better hope their pitching steps it up a notch, or else they're in trouble.

- Keep in mind that Leiter has control problems. BEtween that and the age factor, the guy is a 5-6 inning pitcher. With middle relievers Proctor and Franklin likely to follow Leiter, the guy will only be able to do so much. Heck, back in '96, even Wally Whitehurst had a good first start as a Junkee. Let's take it easy here, Junkee fans.

- If the O's get Burnett, that along with the return of Bedard should help take care of their biggest issue, starting pitching. Heck, with those 2 guys, their staff is probably better than what the Junkees have got right now.

Michael Leggett said...

It's only a matter of time before Leiter is DFA, again. He'll be in Post-Season-ON FOX.

Another Clubhouse Lawyer!

That Dude said...

Why shuld u panic at all?: After a WS win the Sox are on a 5 yr grace period...shit for your boys it should be a 10 yr grace period.

Anonymous said...

2nd place feels oddly familiar doesn't it? lol... enjoy the rest of the season.