Tuesday, June 16, 2015

So Far The Yankees Are Schizophrenic

On the morning of June 16, 2015 the New York Yankees have a record of  34 won and 29 lost but their record doesn't show what an upside down  season it has been. They have won six or seven in a row while losing five or so in a row and at one time were one win and ten losses. They have played very good baseball winning on all cylinders. They have played very bad baseball looking at times more like little league-rs than major league-rs earning millions of dollars. This schizophrenic behavior also is being reflected by management led by their manger Joe Geradi, and General Manager Brian Cashman.

Everybody on that club knows more than me then how is it some things are so obvious I see the reasons for this odd behavior but the resident geniuses do not?  They have a great relief staff but it is being overused. This why their closer is on the DL and some of the long guys like Rogers are no longer with the club because they lost their effectiveness.  The pitching is not their main problem, consistency of their offense is as well as their defense.

Chase Headly is a fine third basement who has committed 14 errors up to this point while last year he committed  only 9 for the whole season. Their shortstop has to be taught how to play the position. He takes too many chances that lead to errors of or misplays. His swing has to be shortened, hitting .230 just isn't going to make him a good Jeter replacement. You get my drift? Drew has to become just a utility player. Hitting way below .200 is terrible even if he hits an occasional home run. Carlos Beltran has to go. Cut him loose and eat the contract. He can't play the outfield, he looks frightened going after a ball near the wall, he's slow and can't hit. He's a drag on the team. When Jacob Ellsbury  returns from the DL know he is extremely fragile and has to be rested and treated frequently hopefully putting off his his stay on the disability list.

I hate to say it but it looks like Geradi and Cashman are managing scared. Afraid to cut loose some very bad contracts and getting some experienced good players in their stead. Stop sending good players back to the minors because they have options, confidence shaken and possibly careers ruined. If the player is helping like Flores (I hope I got the kids's name right) he shouldn't be sent down. He fielded very well, showed a great arm, had speed and hit OK. His reward, optioned out to make room on the roster but then another rookie is brought up and currently playing centerfield. Gerardi's pitching moves lately have cost the Yankees games. The whole club has got to get their confidence back and this is done by getting rid of players who no longer have it despite their contract and getting consistency back on the and off the field.      

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