Sunday, March 8, 2009

Minor Thoughts: A-Rod, WBC, Yankees

Sorry for the lack of posts in the last few days, Ace and myself were both unable to find the time to write something. I have several thoughts on a few things that have happened since our last entry.

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Alex Rodriguez has decided to have surgery, he will miss anywhere from 6-9 weeks. This was actually a smart move, whether you like it or not, had Alex played through his injury, he may have just been miserable, and possibly worsen the injury, i.e Mike Lowell last year.

But now the question remains, who will play 3B for the Yankees while he is out? There are very few options within the Yankees system to take the role, like Ransom and.... uhhh... ok Ransom is the only viable candidate i can think of.

The Yankees could make a trade for someone like Hank Blalock or Chone Figgins, two options Peter Abraham mentioned on his blog. However i would be O.K. with Cody Ransom filling in for the time period, this just means someone is going to have to pick up the slack for A-Rod. The Red Sox lost David Ortiz last year, the only reason they stayed in contention was because of JD Drew stepping up and crushing the ball while he was gone.

Players i can see taking this step... Robinson Cano, Xavier Nady or Nick Swisher. Ofcourse players like Mark Teixeira and Derek Jeter are going to have stellar numbers, but i'm saying, someone who will break out of their shell and help pick up the slack, i.e the players i listed above.

Through all the controversy with A-Rod, i still think the Yankees are destined to have a spectacular season, as long as everyone performs to their expectations...and possibly even better than expected.

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I'm slowly gaining interest in the World Baseball Classic, i have seen a few games, the USA vs. Canada, Panama vs. Puerto Rico and the Netherlands vs. the Domincan Republic.

The USA game was somewhat boring for me, i actually stopped watching to play some MLB 2k9 after the 4th inning, but i went back for the 9th to watch the ending.

There were a few things that shocked and upset me Saturday...

First, Sidney Ponson beat the Dominican Republic team...

yea... him...

Secondly, Pudge Rodriguez had two homeruns against Panama...

Wait, he was a Yankee?

Finally, Bernie Williams had one at-bat for Puerto Rico...

...and was intentionally walked...

So all in all, i was... somewhat entertained by the WBC on Saturday.

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I was going to write something else about the Yankees here, but i forgot, so here's a funny video instead...

Please ignore the first 27 seconds, i enjoy this simply for the final 5 of the video...

That poor...poor... homeless guy...

8 comments:

She-Fan said...

Cody Ransom is fine defensively, but where will A-Rod's HRs and RBIs come from? The offense needs help. I'm in Tampa and they look sad at the plate.

Alex H said...

I heard a crazy idea recently, but someone told me Mark Teixeira can play 3rd.

How crazy would that be if he moved there and had Swisher in at 1B?

Still, you're right, A-rod's offense is going to be missed for those first few weeks, i hope the rest of the team will step up in his absence.

Daniel Regueira said...

Cody Ransom is ok I guess

hahaha

Alex H said...

Dan, i am enlightened by your comment, thankyou.

Daniel Regueira said...

No problem Alex!!

Glad I could contribute!!!

Alex H said...

So what's your opinion on Brett Gardner playing CF... Daniel?

Snake said...

trade for mark teahen if hes cheap, if not then try and use angel berroa, if he sucks put ransom in and suck it up...dont see any other viable plan

Alex H said...

suprisingly, Berroa is doing really well in spring training... i highly doubt his 500. BA will transfer to the season though lol.