Monday, May 19, 2008

Weekend Notes

It always feels good to get three wins in two days. The Sox got a quality start from Dice-K on Saturday, and Beckett pitched well enough to win on Sunday. These are both encouraging signs. Papi's two home runs yesterday is also a reason to celebrate. Let's hope the Sox don't follow this sweep with a 4 game losing streak as has been their MO at other points in the season.

Forgive me if I'm talking out of turn, but the Yankees look bad. I know the slow start has been a part of how they operate for the past few years, but this team looks different. Last year, I never believed that they would stay down. I always thought they would eventually make a run. I think this season is the season when they finally miss the playoffs. They're too young and too old all at the same time. They have a lot of money coming off the payroll at the end of the year, and should be able to reload for 2009. The question is, will they be smart with that pile of cash?

I will finally be getting cable and internet in my house this week. I hope it increases the quality of my posts, as I will be able to watch more games and post more often. Why did it take so long? I'm a procrastinator.

1 comment:

Dennis said...

ol.comOver the last few seasons, even through the slow starts, the Yankees have always had the biggest gun of all in the line-up. I think once A-Rod returns from injury we will see a Yankee resurgence.

I know Yankees fans are lukewarm to the man, and they want to talk about Wang, or Jeter, or Posada, but just look at Rodriguez's numbers. He plays 160 games a year, hits 45+ HR's, drives in 130 runs, has a .950 OPS, steals 20 bases, and generally makes AL pitchers his bitches.

Once the regular 3B is back, the offense will pick right up.