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Yankees Offense

Posted on: July 16, 2008 12:32 pm
 

Now that the first half of the season is over, it's time to reflect on some of the issues still plaguing the Yankees. When the Rays went into the seven game losing streak, the Yankees had a great chance to make up a lot of ground but they failed miserably because the offense decided to break for the All-Star Game early. If there was ever an opportunity, that was probably it.

I am surprised that hitting coach Kevin Long hasn't taken more heat over the team's inability to hit consistently. The Yankees batting rank is okay and the stats look respectable but the team just doesn't deliver consistently. Now the Yankees want to consider bringing in Sexson or even Bonds at this point in the season? There is a reason why Bonds wasn't signed earlier and it should be the same reason they shouldn't sign him now. As for Sexson, what exactly is he going to bring other than a huge strikeout total and low OBP? I agree the Yankees could use a bat what good can come from bringing these guys in when your current players aren't delivering.

Whether Kevin Long survives the season or they bring in someone else to help him out, the Yankees need to get Cano, Melky and some others into a groove. It doesn't look good for Matsui and Damon lately so these other "all-stars" in the lineup need to step it up. The pitching has held up relatively well since Wang went down and the Yankees have found another useful arm in Robertson. With Bruney back on the mound in the minors, he might be back by early August. Joba, Mussina and Pettitte have done well enough but they need the hitting to help them out.

Category: MLB
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Franis
Since: Apr 16, 2008
Posted on: July 18, 2008 3:00 pm
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Since: Oct 5, 2006
Posted on: July 17, 2008 3:09 pm
 

Yankees Offense

Sorry about giving you a warning, and then challenging it, I am still new to the comunity, and didn't understand what it was, I only posted it here because I didn't know how to send you a private message.




Since: May 21, 2008
Posted on: July 16, 2008 3:52 pm
 

Yankees Offense

I'd like to see them let Gardner play everyday if Matsui is out for the season. He adds a much needed missing dimension to the team. If Damon comes back by the Boston series as they say he will then we can starting running the bases like the Rays do to us. Eventually we will hit with RISP. PS. Sorry about the reference to Pavano.



Since: Feb 6, 2007
Posted on: July 16, 2008 3:43 pm
 

Yankees Offense

Exactly... I've seen too many times this year a Yankee player get on 2B with nobody out, and then get stranded there the rest of the inning...



Since: Mar 14, 2007
Posted on: July 16, 2008 3:38 pm
 

Yankees Offense

I agree that the Yankees need to go back to taking a lot of pitches, stay patient and get on base and sacrifice or get the fly ball out to get a runner in. It's great when they get the long ball but they aren't coming like they used to. Smallball works great when you have a lot of players in the lineup who aren't tearing it up like Gardner, Molina, etc.



Since: Dec 20, 2006
Posted on: July 16, 2008 3:35 pm
 

Yankees Offense

thats good.... the sooner the better



Since: Feb 6, 2007
Posted on: July 16, 2008 3:34 pm
 

Yankees Offense

I've heard early September for Hughes, OYS... back in the ML, pitching...



Since: Feb 6, 2007
Posted on: July 16, 2008 3:32 pm
 

Yankees Offense

All right... back to the problems with the Yankees offense... :)

I think with Gardner in the line up, the Yankees have to play more fundamentally... bunting, moving runners over, and having productive outs...

H3ll,  even without Gardner in the line up, that's a good strategy... not always going to get the 3-run HR to bail an offense out...



Since: Dec 20, 2006
Posted on: July 16, 2008 3:32 pm
 

Yankees Offense

kind of off topic here but does anyone know when Phil Hughes is coming back.... about a month ago espn said that he was almost ready to start his rehab..... any updates? (becuase i would sure like to have him pitching for us instead of ponson)



Since: Mar 14, 2007
Posted on: July 16, 2008 3:23 pm
 

Yankees Offense

That's why I mentioned it. Being from East Brunswick, I know my way around that area.


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