Odds & Ends: Evans, Sheffield, Slowey, Hechavarria

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23 Comments on "Odds & Ends: Evans, Sheffield, Slowey, Hechavarria"


RichMahogany
5 years 3 months ago

What a shock, a New York sportswriter has already declared Javier Vazquez to be dead and buried, and has pulled the name of another pitcher that the Yankees should have pursued out of his ass.

cubsfanraysaddict
5 years 3 months ago

It’s an easy job, target one of your best players, find another player who has performed better in a very very small sample size that you could have had instead, and bam an article.

Jonathan Gallo
5 years 3 months ago

As a Yankee fan I was disgusted by the fans who booed Javy.

Ferrariman
5 years 3 months ago

i don’t remember a single thread/article/post/anything that said the yankees were interested in joel pineiro.

RichMahogany
5 years 3 months ago

Neither do I. But you forget that New York sports journalism does not require opinions to be based on evidence or fact.

BaseballFan0707
5 years 3 months ago

Because no such article/thread/post exists, good sir =).

Classic case of a New York reporter getting way ahead of himself. There’s a reason I stopped reading any and all sports sections in these papers.

5 years 3 months ago

HA! Too funny. Another jerkoff NY “sports” writer re-writing history.
BTW: Vasquez does suck…he’s an NL pitcher.

tman89544
5 years 3 months ago

Sheff’s new team? I’m guessing the giants, or maybe the reds.

5 years 3 months ago

Does no one else remember his first half with the Yanks in ’04?

10 wins, 3.56 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, 95 K’s, and just 32 BB’s in 118.6 IP

He is capable of being an effective pitcher–even on the Yankees. Give him at least ten starts to prove himself.

BaseballFan0707
5 years 3 months ago

It’s forgotten because he hurt his arm and ended up pitching through pain, thus making himself ineffective.

Now that there is the fact that many have long since forgotten. He didn’t choke up. He was pitching hurt. If anything, he took a major risk of ruining the rest of his career for the sake of the Yankees (at the time, I don’t believe they had anyone who could fill in as a starter effectively or for a long period of time). Fans should be grateful.

Yankees10
5 years 3 months ago

Vazquez will be fine.

RiverKKiller999
5 years 3 months ago

Even though its still too early in the season I knew Javy wouldn’t be as good as he was for the Yankees as he was with the Braves.The AL East is the toughest division to play in and I don’t think Vasquez is an AL pitcher ,more of an NL pitcher.But I gotta say thank you Vasquez for pitching so well as a Brave .Too bad we didn’t give you more run support or otherwise your record would be even better.

BaseballFan0707
5 years 3 months ago

no one was really asking for him to be as good as he was last year, because he isn’t facing all those pitchers and 8-hole defensive specialists. I think we’ll be satisfied with an ERA around 3.90-4.20, to be honest.

TwinsVet
5 years 3 months ago

I’d love to see Slowey get a Blackburn-style contract. Wait a few starts to make sure his wrist isn’t affecting his pitching, but don’t wait until he wins 10/12 again and he commands 20+ for those 4 years.

Also, I seem to recall several people on here, primarily Braves and Yankees fans, raving about Javy before the season. The rest of us (i.e., “thinking people”) saw this coming a mile away. He’ll certainly do better than he has, but he’s not going to be any better than AL-average #4 starters.

5 years 3 months ago

@ second paragraph,

Thanks Joel Sherman!

Yankees420
5 years 3 months ago

I don’t think Joel Sherman can be classified as a “thinking” person.

5 years 3 months ago

True, but you know that in Joel’s world, he is the epitome of “thinking” person.

5 years 3 months ago

Everytime I see the name Joel Sherman on here I should probably stop reading. Anger can only follow.

More importantly, I hate my fellow Yankee fanbase with a passion. It’s been two starts, and his last one was actually good. Pineiro was just better yesterday. That’s it, move on.

BaseballFan0707
5 years 3 months ago

Well he was more decent than he was good. I’m not condemning him yet either, since it’s far too early to scream bloody murder. Teix up until tonight’s game only has 3 hits which all came in the same game, but there’s nothing being screamed about him. Slow starts happen.

TwinsVet
5 years 3 months ago

The difference is Tex has proven consistency and is in the prime of his hitting career. Javy is in the wane of his career, has struggled mightily in the AL East before, and has an up and down career.

Of course people are going to give Tex a bigger benefit-of-the-doubt.

BaseballFan0707
5 years 3 months ago

And yet, the reason Javy struggled that year was because of injury.

So…

mateodh
5 years 3 months ago

Ah, Terry Evans. I still root for the guy, but I’m glad the Cardinals didn’t lose as much as I thought they were when they dealt him for Jeff Weaver back in ’06. I was penciling him in as a 20-20 RF in ’07. Mirage…

Ricky Bones
5 years 3 months ago

I pointed out w/ facts & statistics again & again on this board, not pie in the sky fantasies/gut feelings/sentiments, that Vazquez is an every other year pitcher & would flounder this season. Has it only been two starts & too early to declare him officially a failure & unable to live up to the lofty expectations of those posting on here? Perhaps. So far so good though. That being said, if he turns it around I’ll be the first to admit I’m mistaken.