Jump Menu:
Post Reply
Page 6 of 12  •  Prev 1 ... 4 5 6 7 8 ... 12 Next
Cashman
4 months ago  ::  Aug 25, 2021 - 9:19PM #51
1955nyyfan
Posts: 2,927
For me, the question Ive asked myself is if Cash and Erik Neander swapped jobs next season which team would be more successful?
4 months ago  ::  Aug 26, 2021 - 7:26AM #52
yankoldfan
Posts: 11,528

Aug 25, 2021 -- 7:51AM, GottaGoToMo wrote:


Aug 25, 2021 -- 7:42AM, yankoldfan wrote:


Talking about left handed hitters, we've had several this season, but I was happy with the trade at the deadline, but right now neither hitter is hitting... Rizzo had four good games, and Gallo really hasn't done much but what he was known for, striking out... But something about getting those two has changed the chemistry of this team... I think Rizzo will hit, but what seems to have really helped our team is the defense both of these players have brought... A lineup of every other hitter being right and left has made us a lot harder to pitch to..




Rizzo had covid ... I really don't believe he is fully recovered.




I've said this a hundred times... Covid takes a big hit on one's strength and wind... I have friends that have had Covid and they still have trouble playing a round of golf... So yes playing a professional game of baseball is pretty demanding and if your body is not fully recovered it's tough to play at full strength...

4 months ago  ::  Aug 26, 2021 - 7:32AM #53
yankoldfan
Posts: 11,528

Aug 25, 2021 -- 6:51PM, SSBob wrote:


Aug 25, 2021 -- 6:38PM, Paterson wrote:


Aug 25, 2021 -- 5:56PM, jimwest wrote:


Aug 25, 2021 -- 5:01PM, Paterson wrote:


Aug 25, 2021 -- 3:31PM, newinn wrote:

Even though there aren't any smart baseball people here (says one), I was wondering if anyone can tell me how many more of the last two games against Atlanta could the Yankees have won if Voit wS playing first?




    Boone went defense first in Altanta. Especially with Stanton and Judge both swinging well, Boone clearly wanted his best fielding team on the field. This could make for some intersting conversations ldown the wire in September. 




If Boone wanted his best fielding team, leaving Odor at third in the 9th, a position he is new at, and has not looked too good at times, wasn't it. Wade should have been put there. He also used up Gardner and Davis in PH roles earlier, preventing taking out Stanton for any defensive upgrade. 




    My response was to the selection of first baseman between Rizzo and Voit.  I like Wade more than most on this board, but he only appeared in 6 major league games at 3rd prior to this season. 


    My recollection is that Wade did not get used at all, but I could be wrong. I think the defense first move in the 9th would have been to use Wade in center, return Judge to right  Gallo in left and let Stanton rest rather than replace Odor at that point in the game. 




~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


Yeah...Wade wasn't used in either Braves game. As much as I like his glove seems clear Boone has even more confidence in Velasquez at SS, and I agree. Velasquez being a switch-hitter also gives him more in-game flexibility with the lineup. 




Velasquez is a better SS than Wade, but Boone made the mistake of leaving Odor at third and it almost cost us the game... It's not all Odor's fault he's not a true 3rd baseman, so it will be great to get Ushela back for sure...

4 months ago  ::  Aug 26, 2021 - 9:36AM #54
CHL59
Posts: 4,399

Aug 26, 2021 -- 7:26AM, yankoldfan wrote:


Aug 25, 2021 -- 7:51AM, GottaGoToMo wrote:


Aug 25, 2021 -- 7:42AM, yankoldfan wrote:


Talking about left handed hitters, we've had several this season, but I was happy with the trade at the deadline, but right now neither hitter is hitting... Rizzo had four good games, and Gallo really hasn't done much but what he was known for, striking out... But something about getting those two has changed the chemistry of this team... I think Rizzo will hit, but what seems to have really helped our team is the defense both of these players have brought... A lineup of every other hitter being right and left has made us a lot harder to pitch to..




Rizzo had covid ... I really don't believe he is fully recovered.




I've said this a hundred times... Covid takes a big hit on one's strength and wind... I have friends that have had Covid and they still have trouble playing a round of golf... So yes playing a professional game of baseball is pretty demanding and if your body is not fully recovered it's tough to play at full strength...




Seeing how it is now apparent from other sources that Covid takes a long time to recover from, and Rizzo looks like he hasn't fully recovered yet, would it make sense to leave those returning from the Covid IL soon, more time to recover than they did for Rizzo? Also since we are winning why try and improve anything by taking that chance those that return could do what Rizzo is doing or at least has done these last few games? Other than Odor a little shaky on 3rd base defense at times Velazquez is doing great at SS, and late inning Wade would be more than an adequate replacement seems to me  for Odor, and that gets Voit's bat in the lineup along with Stanton and Judge and Gallo.


Stanton in the outfield has more benefits than him as the DH right now. That's how we have been winning and Stanton has been hitting IMO.  DJ, Rizzo, Judge, Stanton, Gallo, Voit, Sanchez, Odor, Velazquez looks good to me. That's what has been winning and is a good defense also. IMO that right now is our best 9. Why rush the Covid IL players to the field if they are not 100% is the question. In the best of circumstances coming off the IL takes a while to get in a groove most times let alone if they are still a little run down.

you miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
4 months ago  ::  Aug 26, 2021 - 10:08AM #55
hampfan
Posts: 3,685

Aug 25, 2021 -- 9:19PM, 1955nyyfan wrote:

For me, the question Ive asked myself is if Cash and Erik Neander swapped jobs next season which team would be more successful?



'55,


Note: this is from a “glass half empty” fan. I hear and mostly respect the “glass half full” fans, and even those complaining about the previous and/or constant complainers on this board. But there’s always more than one viable point of view on subjects that require interpretation, and a team’s construction is one of them.

The Yanks are on a run. May it continue, although there’s still September to contend with. Moreover, and a minority viewpoint or not--I know many here will disagree--I’d like to see a complete managerial overhaul as to how this team continues through this decade beginning 2022, and no matter whether we make the playoffs or even get to the Series this year.

Boone, to me, a good person, is a “B+” manager: okay, but a “good try but no cigar” manager in the end. Cashman’s a “B+” GM. Yes, he’s made some good moves, but early on, many of them were mostly due thanks to Watson and Michael’s previous decisions. And before this recent run, many fans were warning about the obvious mishap of Cashman’s RH shaped team line-up (with which he publicly disagreed, please note): that given the physical environment of YS, we needed a strong left-handed balance from the beginning. Finally, yes, it came about--with two-thirds of the season finished, and with the Yanks floundering right before. It doesn’t even matter if Rizzo and Gallo aren’t hitting gangbusters. Just their potentially “dangerous” offensive presence (not to mention top defense) in the line-up makes a big difference. Opposing pitchers/managers have to worry about the odds, which often leads them to make mistakes.

Conversely, Cashman’s (what now seem) good moves (e.g., Holmes so far, Urshela--after Andujar’s projected takeover of 3B turned self-evidently into a visibly wrong choice--Voit--until Cashman’s egregious put-down of his place on the team--Wandy and a few others after trading away AAAA players like Tauchman and Park--again so far) are balanced out by some poor ones. Among others, why keep promoting the offensively impotent Davis over the switch-hitting Allen, who did well when he had a chance for us to play and is hitting .320 plus at SWB? Why this stubbornness, also evident in the case of the mediocre Cessa before his departure? Yes, Allen might falter in the end, but doesn't he deserve the premier chance to play the OF?

We’ll see how Cashman’s other moves (Heaney et al.) turn out, but, simply, my main point is tht even if they do, I think he’s been here too long. As I stated above, the team needs a managerial overhaul for next year (no, I don’t hold to the adage “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” this time around), but he’s treated by Hal and his board (including the nothingness named Levine) as if he were an untouchable. But no one is that, as the far-better GM George Weiss might have informed him. I wish Hal and the Steinbrenner family would sell the team. That obviously won’t happen, but we all can indulge in utopian thoughts.

4 months ago  ::  Aug 26, 2021 - 10:22AM #56
newinn
Posts: 38,002
Could just be Rizzo is in a slump and as long as the team keeps winning and he continues to be a huge defensive upgrade no need to pull him from the lineup
MO, I'm in lake George, has anyone fom the Yankees said Rizzoli is still dealing with the after effects of Covid?
4 months ago  ::  Aug 26, 2021 - 10:22AM #57
Paterson
Posts: 7,347

Aug 25, 2021 -- 9:19PM, 1955nyyfan wrote:

For me, the question Ive asked myself is if Cash and Erik Neander swapped jobs next season which team would be more successful?



     That is a valid question. I think we all marvel at what the Rays do and the level of their success in relation to their payroll. I do think that the rules Cashman must follow are a little different than those followed in Tampa. The latter franchise seems only to focus on its on field success. There is very little attempt, at least to my eyes, to develop players as magnets for attendaance. The Rays moved Evan Longoria without hesitation when they felt the return outweighed the benefits he brought. Whatever success they enjoy, it never reflects at the turnstiles. Other teams have done far better with far worse Stadia. Is that part of the GM job ?


   

4 months ago  ::  Aug 26, 2021 - 10:25AM #58
GottaGoToMo
Posts: 84,638

Aug 26, 2021 -- 10:22AM, newinn wrote:

Could just be Rizzo is in a slump and as long as the team keeps winning and he continues to be a huge defensive upgrade no need to pull him from the lineup MO, I'm in lake George, has anyone fom the Yankees said Rizzoli is still dealing with the after effects of Covid?




No ... no one from the Yankees has said that ... I just don't like how his eyes look ... and it makes me think he could still not be at 100%.

4 months ago  ::  Aug 26, 2021 - 10:26AM #59
newinn
Posts: 38,002
Oh and Cole despite having real after covid sure pitched pretty darn well in his first start back.
4 months ago  ::  Aug 26, 2021 - 10:26AM #60
newinn
Posts: 38,002
Symptoms
Page 6 of 12  •  Prev 1 ... 4 5 6 7 8 ... 12 Next
Jump Menu:
 
    Viewing this thread :: 0 registered and 1 guest
    No registered users viewing

Yankees Forum