Thursday, December 01, 2005

'06 Offseason - Best Ever! (so far)

Kyle Farnsworth and Kelly Stinnett. Red Sox, watch out!

Let's see, Stinnett fits George's ex-Met fetish, but furthermore, gives the Junkees an excuse why RJ stunk last season - he didn't have a catcher he was comfortable with. Okay, let's see what the spin will be in 2006.... Either way, Stinnett won't hit a lick.

And Farnsworth is a guy who cannot be trusted in a big spot! Does anyone remember him blowing a 5-run lead in the NLDS? I do. Gives up a ton of homers, and will join the likes of Chris Hammond and Steve Karsay as relievers who couldn't get it done in the Big Apple.

And my favorite news item of the day is that Brian Giles is headed back to San Diego. He was the one guy I was afraid the Junkees would get, an on-base machine, and now that he's off the market, it's Johnny Damon, Juan Pierre, Jason Michaels, or some other scrub.

Looking at the starting staff, you have an older Randy Johnson, an unreliable Mike Mussina, two guys you don't know what you're going to get in Carl Panavo and Jaret Wright, and one-year wonders Aaron Small and Shawn Chacon. They're not pursuing anyone good, and if you look at their lineup, sure A-Schmuck and Sheffield are good, and Jeter and Shemp are reliable, but everyone else is a question mark. Giambi? Posada? Cano?

I like what I'm seeing, so this is the best offseason for a Yankee Despiser since 1989, when Steve Sax was the big acquisition.


Manny Ortiz said...

And with Flush Gordon going to the Phillies (who were dumb and desperate enough to give the guy 3 years), the Yanks lose another bullpen arm. Flash might've had some October meltdowns, but he was very solid in the regular season, more reliable than Farnsworth will be. The Junkees might lose a good few games next year, simply due to Flush's absence.

Peter N said...

The Yanks don't have a bullpen, they have a pigpen.

Manny Ortiz said...

peter n: and quite an expensive one, at that.