Hank: “We’ve got to start hitting. It’s getting ridiculous.”

"Lower body injury" doesn't sound so bad now, does it?
The amazing disappearing offense

Well, at least we know our owner can pick out the obvious. Hank Steinbrenner has opened his mouth again, so we in blogosphere are ready to listen with open ears. It’s nothing much, really, just echoing a lot of the talking points about the team’s poor offensive play. Strange part of the quote: “I don’t know. Maybe a little less outside distractions and a little more concentrating and they’ll start hitting better.” Is there any outside distraction in particular that you’re worried about, Mr. Steinbrenner?

For what it’s worth, the Yanks are 6-7 since the Yanks allowed ice cream back in the clubhouse.

"Lower body injury" doesn't sound so bad now, does it?
The amazing disappearing offense
  • scott

    I think it really may be time to start thinking of becoming sellers this year as the trade deadline approaches. A solid first half by Johnny Damon surely means he would be attractive to a contender. The truth is this pitching staff has been pitching over its head and things will probably only get worse. Anybody who thinks Mussina will keep up this pace all year is crazy. See if Giambi would accept a trade, shop Damon and Abreu and clear space to make a run at Sabathia and Texeira in the free agent market this offseason. Honestly even if this team does make a run to get to the playoffs they arent good enough to win it all and winning it all is all the yankees should be about.

    • Count Zero

      Not that I disagree with this sentiment — but if you shop Damon and Abreu, you better be thinking about where you’re going to get some outfielders for next season…because that leaves us with Melky, Matsui, Shelley, Christian and Gardner. Most people agree that A-Jax is a possible 2010 CF, not a 2009.

      That problem trumps any discussion of Teixeira who plays a position that may well be occupied (at least part time) by someone named Jorge.

      • A.D.

        For Abreu you have to think about his type A status and the draft picks you would get.

        Figure if the Yanks trade vets, they’d probably be looking for young, major league near, position players

    • Ivan

      Did you see the 06 Cardinals.

    • Number 27

      the yankees will never be sellers. period.

  • http://mehmattski.blogspot.com mehmattski

    If only the best hitter in major league history was available for a league minimum salary…

    • http://www.workwithpete.com Pere

      I thought Pete Rose was banned from baseball. ;-)

  • JohnnyC

    No way the Red Sox trade Pedroia…

    • tommiesmithjohncarlos

      Pedroia? What are you, crazy?

      Clearly, he was talking about Dwight Evans.

  • dkidd

    ted williams’ head + short porch in right = offensive problems solved

  • yanks99

    i don’t see why everyone hates hank….he agrees with everyone on this site…he says joba should be a starter, moose should learn how to mix things up, and now, although it is obvious, he says the offense needs to get going. i imagine there are probably a lot of distractions. they live in nyc. i was shocked to learn how almost every ball club serves the plays alcohol after the games.

    • Chris

      I don’t have a problem with this, but when he makes statements like “we’ll turn this around by force if necessary”… that sounds too childish.

      • r.w.g.

        So instead of just shipping under-performing players out in whatever available deals help the team.. he ought to just ask them all nicely and quietly to play up to their potential?

        Hank is terrific. And it’s all because of the things he says.. mostly all those things he says about agreeing with Brian Cashman’s plan.

        “By force” was a necessary comment at a necessary time. Anybody reading anything more into it is just playing into the media’s bullshit.

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  • Serious Jujar

    Nothing is fu*ked?!? The God damn plane has crashed into the mountain!

  • Adrian-Retire21

    WElcome to the AL Yankees.

    • tommiesmithjohncarlos

      Dude, you’re my favorite poster… every day, you make less and less sense.

      You’re like The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. My guess is you’ll be typing in Zapf Dingbats within a month.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

      Adrian, you should probably check this out.

  • Realist

    He’s correct! This team had pitching troubles, still does…but the lack of hitting, especially in the clutch is killing them! There is no excuse for this and why Melky isn’t at AAA is beyond me? He is an average fielder with an above average arm that can’t hit or show speed on the base paths…………there is no excuse for this gutless display from the Offense. Arod shares blame in this as Matsui and dare I say Giambi have shown much more clutch than “The Golden Child”……………and I am a fan of his ;-)