"so when Cano dogs it down the 1st base line, you APPLAUD, right? when he "gives up" before the out is actually recorded, that's fine by you, right? (DJ ALWAYS running it out is the WRONG way, right?) -- no improvement (guaranteed by the likes of you) in plate discipline is no big thang
Cano is beyond ANY reproach in your kiss-his-butt-ALWAYS mode -- better renew your Cano fanclub membership -- can't let it run out".Like stated to jack, Cano is not beyond reproach, but your constant nagging is ridiculous, and considering the racist comments you had again Latino players, it's no surprise that your passionate hate for Cano is this big. Like everyone stated in this thread, you're a very sad little man..And no improvement in plate discipline? You clearly do not know baseball, since plate discipline has a lot more to do then just taking walks. Cano is the best all around hitter AND player on the team, and that must make you very, very angry.
I am truly hoping that Hughes has a wonderful start to the season, beginning with a good ST. I want him to earn a spot in the rotation and keep it....let the injury bug, fly off to another 'roster'.
Have you always been this bitter and hateful towards the yankees or has living in Boston rubbed off on you?
As to the "I've been a loyal fan since......." routine, save it for your grandkids. I can imagine you sitting down by the fireplace to recall tales of yogi, whitey and reggie...........
"Sit HERE next to GRANDPA, kids. I'm GOING to tell you ABOUT reggie Jackson! I remember GAME six of the 1977 WORLD series. I turned to MY third WIFE - you don't KNOW her - and said 'this Jackson IS awful. He's like YOUR cooking. He STRIKES out too MUCH!' JACKSON then hit THREE home RUNS in that game. I'm PROUD to SAY I never got ON HIS bandwagon!"
IF it were CANADIAN players who were all-too-often found with their hands caught in the cookie......errr.....PHONY ID/birth certificate jars and I called THEM out on it, would that make me an anti-Canadian "racist"?
I pointed out that false "birth certificates and IDs" can be had under lax/virtually-non-existant Latin American control as easily as toys in CrackerJacks boxes -- that's NOT "racist"
when you can't win an argument, you come up with epithets -- the fall-back of the weak-minded!
I LOVE it -- Girardi "calls out" Hughes for coming into 2011 outta shape -- and hinting that the job THIS year is NOT a given for him; that he finally has to EARN his keep, instead of just coasting upon long-since-questionable hype!
now, if only the F.O. doesn't just demand, no matter what, that Hughes get handed the 5th slot, so as to avoid egg on their faces about promoting, PROMOTING, **PROMOTING** Hughes as the "next big thing"
Hughes looking good this spring. Velocity is back up to being respectable. Has had a couple of great outings. At this point, I think he has outpitched most of the others on the staff. With Pettitte coming back, hard telling what happens. I still would like to see Hughes slotted into the rotation and let him run with the job. I think we really need a full season to assess where he is at. Will he continue to work hard in-season? Will he continue to stay in shape and condition properly in season like you need to do to be a successful pitcher or will he get lazy? Does he prepare for starts seriously? These are things that have to be looked at over the course of the whole year. It is very difficult to pitch not knowing one week to the next whether or not you are going to start.
Here is what I would like to see for the year and what I think will work out for this year and for the short and long term future.
CC, Hughes, Kuroda, Nova and Garcia to start the year. Pettitte makes his way into the rotation in place of Garcia. Pineda starts in the minors. If someone goes down at any point in the season, Pineda is called upon. Injuries WILL happen. Its just a question as to who. Kuroda is getting older. Garcia is up there too and already has a history of problems. Pettitte may or may not be able to physically do it. Hughes has had injuries but appears to have worked through them. Nova and CC appear to be strong but the funny thing with pitching is anything can happen. I think Pineda is a great talent and will help the club more than Montero could have moving forward, but he is raw. He needs to excel with a 3rd pitch. You CANNOT start in the majors, minors, or even college without a 3rd pitch and last for several years. The league catches on. They know only two things are coming.
Moving forward for the short and long term future, starting next year...
CC, Hughes, Banuelos, Nova, Pineda.
Banuelos needs to throw more strikes and he is young. Look for spot starts this year and in September. He is a lefty and lefies like him are hard to come by.
Betances will be a very good reliever. He doesnt throw enough strikes to start and he's got the make up and pitches to be a set-up man or closer.
Hughes looks good this year. I like what I see.
"where is that plate disciple that was CERTAIN to come to Cano after a few years? (his OBP is still too close to his BA, belying THAT claim)"
Either you are lying or clueless. Perhaps a combination of the two.
His BA for the past 3 years is about .313His OBP for the last 3 years is about .360
The one and (NOt so) only KEVLAR
"that ended" it comes back periodically.
We're around, mostly.
i'm good. You?