Re: Thoughts on the AL and NL playoffs....
posted at 10/14/2012 1:15 PM EDT
In response to ThatWasMe's comment:
In response to nhsteven's comment:
In response to jesseyeric's comment:
At this point, it doesn't matter. Unless Cano, Granderson, A-Rod, Swish and Tex are jolted to reality by Jeter's injury, this will now turn into a sweep. The Yankeees have to bludgeon the Tigers into submission now and maybe Jeter's injury is the spark that does this. It certainly rules out the benching of A-Rod and Granderson which I was calling for last night. And the reality is Cano has been the worst so far these playoffs.
One thing is for sure, Granderson, and Swish have played themselves out of any big long term contract and Cano is getting slapped with reality as well.
You needed this PS to realize Swisher's abilities in the PS? I would bench him, & ARod also. You have to play Granderson & Cano. At the very least, I would reconfigure the lineup so that the "3 PS Amigos" don't get up in succession to kill rally after rally
I've never been a big fan of Swisher, Ichiro would have had both of those muffs Swisher made last night.
I've always felt he was over rated as an outfielder, slow, runs the wrong route to the ball, weak throwing arm, and misses the cut-off man more than not, other than that he's a good outfielder.
Swisher's problem has always been it's a homerun or nothing.
He has to rely on the pitcher making a mistake, a bad pitch that he can pull and drive which rarely happens in the post season when all you see is decent pitching.
Which is why he never hits in the post season. If he would try to go with what the pitcher gives you and go with the pitch not trying to pull it in most cases it would at least deliver a hit and an RBI.
Next season Ichiro in Rf, Gardner in Lf. Let another team give Swisher the big money he wants.
Yankees have some decent outfielders in the minors working their way up, Mason Williams, Slade Heathcott and Tyler Austin.
If he played in AAA, he would hit 100 HRs; he's a good mistake hitter, but cannot hit good pitching