Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Monday, May 11, 2009


Robinson Cano is a confusing player.

He has a great, smooth swing and at times looks like a world class hitter.
However other times he looks lost, impatient and out of his league.

It?s becoming very hard to judge him, because his numbers year to year are so different.

Really, his numbers within the season are also a bit strange and he's still struggling with men on base. He hit's .380 with the bases empty and .412 when there's a runner on first, but that drops to .231 with a runner on second and down to .186 with RISP. Still, despite those terrible stats he's still fourth on the team in RBI?s and third in Runs.

Another strange occurrence: he?s hitting .407 in day games (54 AB?s) and just .260 at night (77 AB?s).

He's a hard player to figure out and he's slumping bad right now, but when that swing is working he puts on a clinic. As a team (aside from Damon) the Yankees numbers with RISP need to go up but Cano's numbers, I think, are the most surprising.

I like where he's hitting in the lineup lately. The 7 spot is a good place for him. Some people point to his average and want him behind Matsui or A-Rod, but I don't think he's suited (yet) for that role. He needs to become a better all around hitter.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Fearless ARod Prediction

1-4, 2K's, 0-2 with RISP.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

This is Becoming Normal

Through May 5th:

2007: 13-15
Runs Scored: 169
Runs Allowed: 147

2008: 16-16
Runs Scored: 148
Runs Allowed: 145

2009: 13-13
Runs Scored: 146
Runs Allowed: 159

Those numbers will go up once tonight's game is final...

There are a lot of excuses the Yankees can use, but they don't hold water. The bullpen is a mess, clutch hitting is still terrible, and the manager's decisions lately have been questionable at best.

This team is in a decent amount of trouble, once again.


Hey Yankees, get it together.

Let's start with a win tonight.