Swisher just may be the worst hitter (with a minimum of 100 PA) in post-season history. Therefore, what he’s doing now is what he always does in October: Choke.
And, that leaves Cano. How a guy can hit six-fifteen in his last 9 games of the season, and then set a major league post-season record for going hitless in 26 straight at-bats, the next minute is beyond reason. Unless, of course, Cano is the new A-Rod for the Yankees. And, then, naturally, it makes sense.
For Yankees fans, the good news is that Swisher should soon be gone and Granderson will not be far behind him. And, for all we know, Cano may leave New York once he becomes a Free Agent. But, Brian Cashman is the G.M. who brought in Swisher and Granderson. So, as long as he’s still in charge, their replacements may be more of the same. And, A-Rod’s not going anywhere, most likely, because of his contract. (Unless, like he did in Texas, Rodriguez brokers his own deal out of town.)
Then again, maybe the Yankees will turn this all around this post-season and make all this lamenting seem silly? Just don’t bet the house on it. Because, if that happens, then that will be truly shocking.
Posted: October 15, 2012 at 09:30 AM | 61 comment(s)
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