As the regular season comes to a halt, we have two topics to talk about. One, Miguel Cabrera has won the Triple Crown, with a record of .330,44,139. Me and David both didn’t want him to win, because he’s such a jerk, seeing that he has had the police called on him three times, two for getting in a fight. So anyway, he won the Triple Crown, and we don’t think he is worthy of it, like Carl Yastrzemski. Two, the Yankees and the Orioles both clinched their division titles. The Orioles were expected to lose to the Rangers, but they came from behind in a 5-1 game. The Yankees, on the other hand, did the only thing they can do good, and that is hit home runs(sorry David, I had to say that). In a 14-2 rout of the Red Sox, the Yanks hit 4 homers, two for Granderson, and two for Cano, they were also accompanied by three doubles, and eight singles. Cano went 4-4, with 10 total bases. The Yankees will play the winner of the Wild Card game, and so will the A’s.
On Monday, Seattle Mariners star Ichiro was traded for New York Yankees prospects D.J. Mitchell and Danny Faquhar. Only 2.5 mil of Ichiro’s contract was retained from his original contract of 14 mil. The Yankees also got money. In his debut, Ichiro got a base hit and stole a base. Ichiro was sad to leave his former team, but he realizes that he is to old for the young and developing Mariners.
After spoiling the 100 year anniversary of Fenway Park on Friday, the Yankees drove a stake through the heart of Red Sox Nation on Saturday with one of the most amazing comeback victories of all time. Down by nine run in the sixth inning, the Bronx Bombers poured on 15 (yes, fifteen!) unanswered runs. Nick Swisher and Mark Teixeria each drove in six runs a piece. Mark sent a ‘Tex Message’ twice, while Swish crushed a grand slam. Both also had two RBI doubles. The Yankees power display almost makes one forget the awful start by Freddie Garcia who was not able to make it out of the second inning.
Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda under went an MRI on Saturday. Pineda left Fridays game vs the Phillies with a sore right shoulder. Pineda thinks nothing of it but the Yankees just wanted to be sure. It is nothing serious and Pineda should be back on the mound in no time.
16 year veteran Andy Pettitte has come out of retirement to sign a 1 year deal worth 2.5 million dollars. Pettitte has won 240 games over his career, and his life time winning percentage is 635. He is well known for his dominance in the post season, where he has risen to occasion and won 21 games. I believe this move is beneficial for players such as Michael Pineda, and Ivan Nova and in September he could help young south paw Manny Buenalos. Pettitte was a member of the core four including Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, and Jorge Posada. As a Yankees fan I love the move and hope for the best.
Last week I made predictions for 4 Rangers players. After that article I received two comments asking for more. So with the players I have been given I make my predictions. By the way Brendan you said it dosnt have to be GOOD. Just what I think and the method speaks!
Red Sox. 1-161. 5th place finish.
Jacoby Ellsbury. First about this guy he is only number 2 because he wanted to be as good as future Hall of Famer Derek Jeter. Just wanted to clear that up. He most likely took steroids to get his success last season realizing he hit less than 200 in 2010. I think that the PED’s will work against him next year and he will put up something like this. 179 AVG, 4 HR and 25 RBI’s. Never will he put up a season like his last
Dustin Pedroia. Injured out for season first day of spring training.
Josh Beckett. One word. Terrible. This guy is going down. I mean he cant even beat the Yankees any more he used to dominate them! Okay here is what I say. 1-12 record, 6.85 ERA, 88 K’s. That’s all
Here is the real one.
89-83 3rd place finish.
Jacoby Ellsbury.No way he does what he did last year. That was a career year. He is still a great player but he will never repeat. 296 AVG, 15 HR’s, 69RBI’s.
Dustin Pedroia. This guy is a great talent even if he wears the most ugly uniform in baseball. He was league MVP in 2008 a year after A-Rods MVP season which you should see the numbers of. Just wanted to let you know. Any way Pedroia won the gold glove award last season something I can honestly say he did not deserve. Either way he should be great in 2012. 298 AVG, 8HR’s, 63 RBI’s.
Josh Beckett. I with out question hate this guy mostly for what he did in 2003. He is a good pitcher and I suspect him to do well. 3.18 ERA, 16 W, 201 K’s
I hope you are satisfied with it Brendan.
Just to let every one know I will be starting a Yankees only blog. I have wanted to discuss the Yankees for a while still keeping it an all baseball blog. I will not stop on this blog and this will remain my main blog but for just Yankees go to mybloodispinstriped.mlblogs.com.
Thank you, David
P.S This was my Dads idea.