A fun nugget and alittle jazz...
I don't mean music jazz, although, it could be fun right around now. I mean poking fun at the Yankees and Brian Cashman. I was reading an old New York Post article this morning about when Brian McCann came to New York. We were all very happy. I know I was thrilled, this was an All-Star catcher.
Something happened though... the Yankees overshot. As they say at an old school Boy's Club, "they blew their load too early." The phrase would be followed up with an "OOHH", and then a few laughs... and then they'd continue playing darts like no big deal... but I'm side tracked...
The fact of the matter is, you never tout a guy as a champion if he wasn't one yet. Sure, Brian McCann is great, and he still can be great in pinstripes, but Brian McCann needs a rhythm to get him there and while he's been terrific defensively and with out pitching, we need his production at the plate desperately.
Back in December, Brian Cashman said this:
'We are hoping he clearly continues the type of production on the
offensive and defensive side he provided in Atlanta. If he continues to
do that, we are talking about a potential Hall of Famer...We are buying someone with that type of reputation. We have a lot of
needs, and this fills one of them.’
Now, Cashman didn't say McCann was going to the Hall of Fame... he merely said he hopes he continues on his production path to get there. But where is McCann right now? .218, 7 homers and 22 RBIs. His OPS is .645. Hardly a Hall of Famer.
Now, let me state for the record. I love Brian McCann. He's a gamer with animal instincts. He could be something great in New York, but where is that production we were hoping for? Where? We expected bombs over the right field fence. We expected run production. I know it's May... but we need it now. Bring it on, Brian!
You can read more about BYB's thoughts on McCann in:
NOT SO "MUNSON-LIKE" YET, IS HE?
McCANN MAY BE MORE "MUNSON-LIKE" THAN YOU THINK!
THE MAGIC OF McCANN
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