In case anyone missed it - web address to copy into your browser of a solid write up on the Carl Pavano experiment - Thanks Scooter: http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/eticket/story?page=pavano
Look I don't expect the Yanks to win every game (that's a lie, deep down inside I truly expect them to win every damn game and am pissed when they don't), but this particular sweep by Colorado seems deeply disappointing.
Why does Torre not respect the rolls that players get on??? No way Will Nieves should be in game 1 and Posada at first - not when Cairo's batting over .300 starting as the starting 1B. Moose has not pitched well enough to get his own little pet catcher. - That game right there, game 1 of this series, stopped Cairo's and the team's winning momentum. - Great Job Joe!
And a final comment on the Phelps screw job. Phelps was never given the shot at the everyday role - that is a fact. He'll resurface as a 20 HR and high .200's hitter for someone else for sure. Further, Andy Phllips (0-for-5, 2Ks, 2DPs) may be a nice guy, but did not earn his way onto the team this season. It bothers me he's here - it really does. Calling up Juan Miranda would have made more sense if doing an evaluation on merit vs. popularity.
So, what's next? I think the Yanks either nut up and do a deal with Texas to get Teixeira (15-day DL with a quad btw) or announce who is the bloody first baseman. The player-by-committee does not work, and takes away from defensive chemistry.
The deal for Tex, would likely include a package of Cabrera, Phelps or Miranda, and one of the rookie pitchers like Clippard or Wright.
Kei Igawa on tap for his return to the show versus the Giants. Bonds has to be licking his chops knowing he's seeing a pitcher with an ERA over 7. Yanks need 2 out of 3 from this series.
How long before Rocket goes postal for a lack of run support??
How bad can it get for the Mets?
How bad is the rest of the NL East as the Mets are still in 1st even after their woeful run of losses?
I think in the future, MLB GMs will point to the Pavano and/or Giambi contract as the reason why free agents will start to see less guaranteed money or more liberal use of opt out clauses on the club's behalf.