Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Take Heart, Evil Empire



Sal "this isn't a mugshot" Fasano is on the way... watch out, Dumbo Posada, your job is in jeopardy, and now with Sal calling the game look for Yankee pitchers to drop their era by 2 and roll to well over 100 victories!

8 comments:

Da Old Man said...

That would be Sal "Fit me for a World Championship Ring" Fasano to you, Sox fan.

Woody said...

To quote your previous post: "The point is that in professional sports, only 2 things matter. Winning and cash."

Therefore, call Posada a Dumbo all you want, he is a better catcher than Varitek, both in terms of number of rings and production this season.

I think the Yankees will make the WildCard or win the division. Look, if any other team went through the injuries they did, had their star pitcher pitching way below his average, and had below average performances from 3 other guys (ARod, Giambi, and Damon), they would be 12 games out. Today, the Yanks are in the WildCard. Contrast that to the Twinkies, who need every player to have a career year and a rookie pitcher to pitch out of his mind, just to get where they are. Well, the Twins bats will perform well, but not at this pace, and their pitching will at least come back to the atmosphere. So they will fall off. Same with the White Sox - there pitching returned to norms after everyone had abnormally high years last year. Compare that to the Yankees. Get A-Rod, Giambi and Damon going, get Cano, Matsui and Hideki returned and rested and we have much more upside.

The Red Sux current performance is a mirage as well. Bring back Wells - I love watching the disgusted look on his face when he looses it. And your closer is due for a bad spell.

What a nice gift for Sal Fasono - a winning team and a ring.

savvy said...

Woody, you're right about the Yankees weathering storms no other team could. Easy answer... $$$$$$ The Yankees spend nearly 200 million bucks. Twins spend about 64 million. I understand the Yanks are playing by the rules re: salary; there are none. That's fine, but that extra $ buys a lot of insurance to help hold down the fort when injuries occur.. You once pointed out that you felt the Red Sox don't lose out on players due to money, and that is a reasonable point. However, the Twins do lose out. There is no way at all you can honestly say that a difference of 134 million dollars doesn't matter. It does matter. It also isn't fair to call the Red Sox a mirage. I'm assuming you are simply trying to irritate me, so I will not issue a reply to that part of your comment.

Woody said...

Dude, I wasn't opining on whether or not is fair that the Yanks are so loaded they can be where they are even with subpar season by all of their high priced players. As a matter of fact, I have told you that as a baseball fan, the system needs to be changed. But the Yankees, Mets, BoSux and other big market teams can't police themselves - baseball has to do it. As a Yankee fan, I expect them to do anything within the rules to try to win. As a baseball fan, I want those rules altered to level the playing field.

I was merely stating that I like the Yanks playoff chances this season for those reasons (they have nowhere to go but up, the Twinkies have nowhere to go but down). That's it.

Da Old Man said...

Yankees are in the lead for the wild card as of today, and only half game behind the BoSux. (I like that and I'm stealing it from the Woodman)

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