Monday, October 24, 2022

Congratulations Astros

The Yankees showed a little more fight this evening, not a lot more, but a little. Now the question remains, what to do about the guy who made the last out of the ALCS (mini-blob?). The more I think about it, the more I wonder whether bringing him back is the right thing to do. He's a joy to watch when he's playing well, but he is kind of streaky, and gets hurt a lot. The way I see it, one of two things will happen. One scenario is the Yankees sign him to a huge, long contract, and in most seasons he misses half the games to injury, never again coming close to 50 HR, let alone 60. Or, he goes to another team, and starts hitting 65-70 HR each year, and hits some meaningful postseason HR as well.

Not long ago, a lot of people thought the Yankees made a big mistake not signing Robinson Cano. The Yankees turned out to be right with that move, and using the Judge money to fix the many holes on this team could make more sense than an injury-prone right fielder. Although, as long as Cashman and Boone are running the show, there's little doubt the money will be poorly spent one way or another.

Astros/Phillies could be a fun World Series. Rematch of a classic NLCS. I have no dog in the fight (and hold no grudge against Houston), so I'm just hoping for some entertaining baseball.


  1. Or, you know, he signs with the Mets, and misses two-thirds of the games due to injury.

  2. I have this nagging fear the Red Sox will make a run for him, and he'll be the cringe equivalent of when the Yankees signed Jacoby Ellsbury..

  3. No matter what happens, he's gonna make a lot of money!

  4. I'd like to see him with the Yankees next year. If not... I hope he stays away from Cali. The last thing the Padres need is for him to sign with the Dodgers or Giants.