Thursday, November 15, 2007

Sportswriters are Morons

In tis case specifically, it's George Vescey's turn.
Rodriguez had a monster season, but the Yankees could not get out of the first round of the playoffs, yet again. He is an enigmatic figure in their clubhouse, clearly not a player who improves his team.

This is the Yankees’ big chance to take whatever money they had penciled in for him and spend it on pitching and power and first base and a reasonable approximation of Scott Brosius at third base.

What is it about cause and effect that sportswriters don't understand? Alex Rodriguez is not the reason the Yankees haven't won a World Series in the past 4 years. If anything, he's the main reason they even made the playoffs for at least the two odd numbered seasons.

Additionally, Brosius was not the reason the Yankees won three World Series while he played there. Other than one year that was an aberration, Brosius was not all that helpful in fact to his team's pursuits. Rather it was the late 90's versions of Cone, Clemens, Pettitte, Wells, Hernandez, etc who were the difference makers. Perhaps Vescey should take his head out of his ass and request a "reasonable approximation" of that type of pitching staff rather than pining for the Glory Days of Bellinger.

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posted by Mr. Faded Glory @ 1:12 PM   1 comments


At 11/15/2007 3:32 PM, Blogger Rex Banner said...

So, you're admitting that teams can and have won despite playing a below average offensive players everyday? In a matter of fact, it happens quite frequently. More shocking is that rarely do poor pitching teams win the series. Yanks need quality pitching if they want to win the series again. Last time I checked, AROD isn't a pitcher. All else the same, the Yanks will lose in the first round next year to an "inferior" team.


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