June 1, 2007

Grave Danger


16 comments:

L-girl said...

That Daily News cover is priceless!

tim said...

hells yeah, great to see yook finally getting some props (at least, i think thats who that is with papi and manny)

redsock said...

I think it's Curt.

tim said...

makes more sense. it should be yook anyhow!

Pokerwolf said...

Is losing Giambi that much of a killing blow to the MFYs? I know their bench is thin, but seriously? Giambi?

9casey said...

Pokerwolf said...
Is losing Giambi that much of a killing blow to the MFYs? I know their bench is thin, but seriously? Giambi?

Who are the going to DH Milky, Phelps.

It hurts them

Pokerwolf said...

True, I didn't think of that 9casey. I'm guessing Phelps, since they'll want Mientkiewicz playing on first. They won't DH Melky because he's hitting .284/.306/.224 and Cairo is hitting .263/.125/.125 so he's out too.

redsock said...

The Giambalco has a 122 OPS+ -- .380 OBP (tied for team lead win walks) and .436 SLG.

Anyone they replace him with is a decent step down.

Jere said...

All they have to do is put Shef at DH and Abreu out in right... oh wait, they let go of Shef because Abreu had like two good months so they assumed everything was fine, and now Shef has 10 more HR and is hitting 40 points higher than Abreu, and has slightly better numbers than Giambi. That's right, I forgot.

But yeah, Giambi is always a big threat to walk. Plus I just don't like to see his reptilian face. Glad we won't be seeing him...

Definitely Curt in that pic, the mouth gave it away. Also, no mammoth goatee.

Pokerwolf said...

I bet Wake is happy that Giambi won't be playing this weekend.

Beth said...

youk still gets no respect. is he not the most caricaturable (<--word?) player on the team?

Pokerwolf said...

Youk is still not as well known as Manny/Papi/Schilling. That's why they're featured on the cover. Give him time. He'll get his own attention soon enough.

Jere said...

The News knows if they put Youk on there, they'd have 2 million Yankee fans asking them who the goatee'd guy is. And when they answer Kevin Youkilis, they'd get 2 million more people asking "whos that?"

(Yes, they'd write it without the apostrophe.)

Pokerwolf said...

Most of them would write "whos that". The rest of them would write "whos this Youklis" guy or find some other way to incorrectly spell his name.

Zenslinger said...

Not only retains a high OPS in a poor-to-mediocore year, Giambi also has that ability to get hot. He was absolutely scary the first part of last year.

I think of his face as being amphibian rather than repitilian.

Zenslinger said...

I mean OBP, not OPS.