Monday, June 13, 2016
THE SLAP IN NICK SWISHER'S FACE
With Mark Teixeira out, and Chris Parmelee getting a shot at first and then hurting himself... that left Rob Refsnyder as the next choice at first and Girardi said as much. He earned it. Meanwhile, Nick Swisher was standing in the minor leagues, palms up, wondering why.
This weekend the Yankees got some security at first, perhaps anticipating that Refsnyder may not be able to hack it there, and it's merely a backup plan one can assume. They signed Ike Davis to a minor league deal. Meanwhile, Swisher's still standing there... palms up.
We at BYB spoke about Ike Davis last February. Read IKE DAVIS IN YANKEE PINSTRIPES...
"Guess what, Ike Davis signing with the Yankees is a real thing idea, and it's being considered and it should be considered... especially if it's a minor league deal."
And it is. The guys got the experience, I don't see him as being overly expensive, and if the Yankees decide Ref ISN'T the guy, Ike can be. Who knows if he still has anything in the tank. That's something that minor league deal will work out, but I have no problem with this.
But Swisher fans are disappointed, and so is Nick Swisher, but the writing is on the wall at this point. He had his time in the minors and it was logical that his next step would be the play in the Bronx. But the Yankees aren't interested in that persay. It's not about gimmicks for them... they are trying to keep it serious. Do I agree? Hey, I thought for sure Swisher would be up. But we don't have that at all... we have Rob Refsnyder, and Ike Davis, a first baseman signing a minor league deal.
And Swisher? He's still down there... palms up.
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