I don’t think he’ll get destroyed. He’s never gotten destroyed, even in NY when he was relied as a higher up in the rotation.
I think he’ll be plenty servicable. I just don’t think he does much for them in terms of a championship. I don’t think he’ll be great in the post season. But he might surprise us. He’s surrounded by enough talent to calm him down, maybe.
If the Yankees are so good they are on cruise control, I think Javy will be okay. And unfortunately they’ll probably be that good. It’s a disgusting collection of hired guns.
But I can’t see him excelling in the playoffs. Javy, that is. There is no cruise control in a 5-7 game set. The old demons will return. I hate it for him, but I love it for his team.
Have I mentioned that Bub makes me laugh? ABT is one of my favorite things about 2009. Hey BD, guess where I am going tonight. I’ll give you a hint… “I wanna have friends that I can trust. Who love me for the man I’ve become not the man that I was.”
Happy New Year, everyone. Sitting here stuck on a work call. Not exactly what I wanted to do at 1:51am on 1/1/10. Sigh.
I too dislike the Sunday red unis. Bottom line, it simply doesn’t look like a color that exists in baseball to me.
And, I’m not too worried about the Bay signing either. The whole large ballpark coupled with the snakebitten nature of the Mets franchise (not to mention that they still have no pitching) – I’m not too worked up about this.
Wiley – I’m with you. And I’ve got to say, I’m believing it hook, line and sinker. As big a sucker as I am for the “coming into Spring Training in the best shape of his life,” stories, I’m even MORE susceptible to the “coming back stronger to prove everyone wrong about last year,” scenario. Which is one reason I believe that Lowe will win 26 games this coming season.
Leah – I know you asked Curt, but I’ll chime in, too. I believe it much, much more with Chipper. My false sense of knowing Chipper the human being in some way because I’ve watched him on TV for so many years leads me to believe that he will not allow another year like the last. His sheer desire and determination will lead to a much better season. And, to a lesser degree, I believe that Lowe will be pitching with a big chip on his shoulder this coming year and will bounce back significantly. Which may lead to the same W/L total, but much better stats behind the wins and losses.
Now that football is over what will you guys do for entertainment until the baseball starts. I’m going CRAZY! Cannot wait to see the boys take the field. I need Lowe to do something to redeem himself. Not sure what I require but definitely something that invokes shame. Do you think he feels any shame for his general sucktitude?
Speaking of Javy…I have a friend who works with a guy who bought Javy Lopez’s hog and now they ride together. Cool huh.