Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Quick Post

I know it's been a very long time since I posted anything here, but I thought I'd drop by for a quick note. I have watched about 10 Yankee games this season and I'm pretty sure that they are not going to make the playoffs this year. It's all about pitching, defense and clutch hitting. The Yankees have very little of these. The bullpen is an absolute disaster, the starting pitching is mediocre to terrible. The failure rate with runners in scoring position is astronomical and the defense, while not particularly error prone, is far from stellar. That's about it. They are not terrible, but I don't see them winning more than the 89 games they won last year.

4 comments:

Jack Jodell said...

It's curious that C.C. Sabathia has had such a terribly mediocre start. The Yanks have needed quality starting pitching for the past few years. I thought they had gotten it with 2 new acquisitions this past winter, but apparently not. Still, over 162 games, a lot can happen...I remember my 1991 World Champ Twins absolutely sucked in 1990, finishing last in their division. In 1991 they started out 2-9, but put together a 15 game winning streak in May and ended up up winning their division, the playoffs, and the World Series. You never know. I would NEVER have picked Tampa Bay to win the AL Championship last year!

Sam and Merril, Merril and Sam said...

Still believe that post?

Mycue23 said...

Yep. Until and unless the Yankees can prove that they can beat the Red Sox, they are going nowhere.

SJ said...

@MyCue23,
funny the last post was about Brett Favre... fast forard to now: he's talking about playing football again, or playing what he calls football.