Weekly Grade - I know it is not a full week yet but it doesn't matter. Regardless of the team's result on Sunday, they're getting an F. You don't get slapped around like a step child twice on your opening season series.
Saturday was embarrassment. The Indians showed up like Indians, the Yanks took the form of Custer, and the Stadium was the Little Bighorn. . . If the boss were in his prime - Girardi would have been fired twice by now.
We get lots of reminders that life is unscripted and unpredictable. Of all the things I was wondering before the season started, it was not what do we do with Wang after his third start (0-3, 34.50 ERA).
His delivery is not the same after the injury from last season. My recommendation is to rest him have him skip a start, let him re-tune the mechanics. Phil Hughes is 2-0, 2.31 down in SWB, bring him up and let him go until Wang is right.
Two starts in - I still say Joba (0-0, 5.63 ERA) belongs as the 8th inning guy. Ian Kennedy has made two starts so far and is 1-0 with a 1.50 ERA after 12 innings. I'd rather see him in the rotation right now than Joba.
Former AL Rookie of the Year Angel Berroa is batting .381 down in SWB. Bring him up, send Pena down.
Brett Gardner has shown to me that despite his speed, he just doesn't have the goods to be a quality MLBer on a daily basis. It looks like Melkey has learned from his prior ways and should be the full time starter in center, if not maybe consider bringing up Austin Jackson who is hitting a cool .480 down in SWB.
Speaking of SWB - they're undefeated 10 games in.
Stadium - There's lots I don't like (mainly referring to opening day ceremony, ticket prices etc.) but that is a post for a different day. However, I did want to add - is it me, or are the balls flying out of the new stadium as if they were in Denver? 16 HRs in the first 3 games.
A-Rod alert - a report came out yesterday that A-Rod may be ready to join the minor leagues for rehab work in a week. If they put him with Scranton, then that means he'll be here for a three game set in Rochester. Hope it happens.
And on a side note, the Joe Torre managed Dodgers have won their 7th straight, are in first place in their division with a 9-3 record.