So do we get Damon or Matsui? Or both?
I'm just waiting for the Mets to get Bengie Molina and Jason Bay, i want a Subway Series dammit
No reason to sign Damon now that we got our center fielder in Granderson. I think we gave up way too much on this deal but he is a 5-tool player and the potential to do amazing things for years to come. Can't wait to Repeat next season!
The best A jack could be was a Granderson 2.0 so we basically got A jack 4 years from now.
I love the move. We gett a young CF that can hit some home runs. I am tired of the Cabrera - Gardner tandem.
Also happy IPK is gone. That guy is a scumbag.
Another bad move by the Yankees
Time to seriously fire the Brian Cashman. I've never seen a worse GM
He basically got Wynn for 2 mill. Damon would have cost almost 4 times that. Yeah fire Cashman for being a great businessman.
I am loving it, we basically told Boras to go have intercourse.
cashman also said we had to get "younger" I'm still trying to figure out how trading Melky for Vazquez makes us younger?
He's doing a fine job. Can't fire the GM the year after they win it all.
Name me a team throughout baseball history who after winning a championship brought back every single player that was on their World Series roster?
Lets be honest here, Cashman doesnt have nearly as hard a job as other GM's around the league... Many times he just goes and gets the best available player on the FA market, And of course, it makes us instantly better... When you have an unlimited budget like the yanks do, your job is easy... Its these trades I wonder, In fact, Can anyone name one trade that benefited the yankees? Besides the Arod deal?
They didn't want to trade Hughes AND Joba/Kennedy AND Melky for Johan...
Melky is a marginal player, he only gets noticed because his in NY. He has never hit above .280, and the whole "clutch" thing is way overstated. There's no such thing as "clutch" hitting.
"Clutch"-ness does not follow a player from year to year.Various baseball analysts, including [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], and the [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] editors, have found so-called "clutch hitting" ability to be a myth. This is not to say that clutch hits, like those listed above, do not exist, but rather that some kind of innate ability for a player to perform above his true talent level in high-pressure situations is nothing but an illusion. In his 1984 [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], James framed the problem with clutch hitting this way: "How is it that a player who possesses the reflexes and the batting stroke and the knowledge and the experience to be a .260 hitter in other circumstances magically becomes a .300 hitter when the game is on the line? How does that happen? What is the process? What are the effects? Until we can answer those questions, I see little point in talking about clutch ability."
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Batting average does.
Strikeout Rate does.
"Clutch", no matter how you define it, does not.
Most studies find clutch hitting is totally random. A-Rod was known for being "not clutch", then he hits big time home runs last season and this season. David Ortiz was known for being "amazingly clutch", but didn't come through with a truly big hit this past season.
Clutch hitting is a myth, so pointing to Melky's "clutch hits" is pointing to a total fallacy.
Melky has never hit over .280, his arm is good but his fielding and range isn't all that great. He's a fine player, but he's very very replaceable, and with Granderson patrolling center, Melky was expendable.