A bit of a rant, ramble and brain-dump here. It's been a very busy week and I haven't been able to post as often as I'd normally like. My apologies. I'll be working to get more interviews since the response was so positive. Glad you liked 'em.
Johnny Damon might be the most valuable player the Yanks have. No, he's not the best offensive player, but the team is just a different team when he's leading off and getting on base. When he's out, hurt, struggling, the team follows. When he's on, the offense just hums.
Sidney Ponson has no place on ANY team with playoff aspirations. I would also say that Ponson has no place on ANY MLB team who, you know, wants to win a game? I would like to see him sent packing in 5...4...3...
Melky Cabrera is only a 4th outfielder. If any team (Cleveland, Oakland) is asking for Melky as part of any deal to get top starter, I'd send him in an instant. He's fun, energetic and a good defender. But we have more of those coming from the farm. His double-play the other night was just maddening. Maybe it was Girardi's fault for not asking him to bunt. You can always find a good fielding OF who can hit .250 with 12 HR a year. Not too hard to replace. I'd start Gardner out there right now. At least he has the speed to steal a few and make things happen on the bases.
So how long until Cynthia's tell-all book comes out? The infidelities, the insecurities, the rumors of PED usage by Canseco. I feel ill.