- Joined: Apr 5, 2021
- Last Login: Sep 9, 2021, 7:57am EDT
- Posts: 7
- Comments: 52
Share this profile
Clearly a HR only hitting team does not work
Yanks do win when they hit a lot of homers and lose when they do not. Judge with 30 dingers is ranked 8th for homers, but only 30th for RBI’s. That tells you he hits too many with no one on base. Stanton has the same problem. Cashman built this team with too many .220 or less hitters and Boone has no idea how to move runners, hit and run, steal, etc. To me, given the good and healthy season from Judge and Stanton and even DJ, there should be 10 more wins even with the poor pitching rotation. That comes down to bad management by Boone at the least and of course Cashman for building this team. If they are not removed, there is little reason to think next year will be any better.
Somebody had to move the runner
You know the object was to win the game. So, yeah, I would have had Judge bunt, surprise everyone, and we would
have had 1st and 3rd and nobody out. Then a sac fly and we can win the game. Okay, you can say that is me talking
with 20-20 hindsight since Gardy never did advance, but the point is Boone has no feel for the game, or relies on his
computer instead of playing the game to win.
Comment 1 reply
Agree with you except I have no love for Boone
Terrible loss. Could highlight so many mistakes by Boone and the Yanks but lets just look at the 10th.
We start with Gardy on second and Boone decides NOT to bunt him over. O’s looked at the soggy and
soft infield and bunted as soon as they could. Changed the inning and resulted in a win for the O’s.
Maybe you are right and Boone’s computer did not tell him to bunt. Time to toss the computer and go
back to managing in real time. But we need a new manager and GM to get that done.
Comment 1 reply
Repeating: "No guts, no heart, no drive, no accountability"
That sentence from your post says it all. Only one solution – Fire all the coaches and Cashman and start over. Let the new GM then clean house in the minors too where we seem unable to draft and develop anyone able to make it to the Bronx and stick with the team. One thing we have seen is that rebuilding on the fly, something Cashman as convinced Hal that he can do, flat out does not work. Break it down and start again. Only problem is Hal is not watching, not listening and does not care.
Nice way of analyzing the team. And explaining the lunacy of resting players when they are hot.
Comment 1 reply
Lets be realistic with the 2022 team
It is easy to suggest players to add, but we all know Hal will keep the payroll under the cap, what ever the new one is.
Second I keep seeing folks wanting to add Story or Seager – both would be costly with prospects traded and $$$ too,
and to my mind neither is a significant upgrade to Torres, who has a lot of future potential (at least to me).
That leaves the infield with Voit (can’t afford to keep Rizzo), DJ, Torres and Gio. Not bad in my estimation.
Outfield will be Stanton, Hicks and Judge. I dislike Hicks but with his contract, switch hitting and Cashman’s
love for the guy, that is who will be penciled in. Gallo will be the extra, someone I hope who is not needed more
than one day a week. DH is who ever needs rest that day.
To me the big change required is to move on from Sanchez. Either let Higgy catch or trade for another guy.
Pitching would be Cole, Severino (should be ready for 2022, right?), Monty, German, Cortez – with Gil and
Garcia (yes, I know he is a mess but can be turned around, I sure hope). Bullpen needs work, but it
always does and if Chapman has value I would trade him and let someone else be the closer (not Britton, of course)
One of the reasons for this lineup is that I do not see Hal firing Cashman or Boone, as much as I would like
that to happen. Given those two at the top, this makes the most sense to me about what they will do
with the payroll constraints.
Past the time to dump Cashman and Boone
As said in a post above, Boone took the O’s for granted and these past 2 losses are the result. Or maybe the clock has run out on our
.200 hitters. Or maybe the bullpen is cracked from over use. Or maybe the players just do not have confidence in their October
abilities. Or maybe they know that Cashman has built a Frankenstein team with parts that do not go together. Or maybe the
players are already figuring out where they will be playing next season and it is not in the Bronx for quite a few.
One thing for sure, Cashman and Boone are a large part of the problem and it is way past their expiration date in the Bronx.
Comment 1 reply
Its not pitching - its hitting that needs rebuilding
Can’t agree much with the op. Hicks is an injury waiting to happen, and in between does not hit enough anyway.
Gallo does not hit enough either, same with Odor and I would throw Sanchez in that bucket too. The reason
the Yanks are where they are now is all those .200 hitters in the lineup. I would dump all of those guys. Rizzo
is a good addition, but will want too much money to be worth keeping him over Voit. And ss is fine with Torres
and Velasquez with Wade as the extra infielder/outfielder. I would teach Florial to play center, but Stanton in
left and keep Judge in right. Let Higgy catch full time too. Then anyone needing a rest can be the DH of the day.
Pitching will take care of itself as the prior poster said. Lots of AAA arms ready to step up.
That leaves one more problem – replacing Cashman and Boone. Yes, I have said that many times and still
feel the same way.
- From Pinstripe Alley