The Millah Metah: If the Waiver Wire Fits Edition

Keeping with YF’s simplistic representation of us Sox fans as only able to look at the black cloud around the silver lining, I figured I’d offer my "Jeter Meter" doppelganger. So, here goes:

There is no easier debate than to discuss the woeful state of King Cowboy Down’s game.   In fact, there is even a thread over at SoSH discussing "what can be done with KM".  Besides buying him a set of concrete cleats and dumping him in Boston Harbor, I think we’re stuck watching one of Tito’s pets play on a semi-regular basis.  His VORP stinks, his batting average is middling, he gets nothing but walks and singles, and he fields like Ashlee Simpson sings.  To wit:

BA: .273
OBP: .357
OPS: .724
Away Slugging vs Lefties: .182
E: 7 in 94 games at 1B
Messages in SoSH What to Do with Millar thread: 98 (and counting)

P.S. You guys are getting Bellhorn

9 comments… add one

  • Bellhorn a Yankee? He hits like Jessica Simpson counts.
    So ends the Felix Escalona Experiment.

    YF August 29, 2005, 8:23 pm
  • Yeah, but he walks like Gisele…

    SF August 29, 2005, 8:24 pm
  • …and whiffs more often than Cheech and Chong combined. WTF is Cash thinking??
    ps – And does the mean that Youk finally gets a shot at some PT? :)

    Spidey August 29, 2005, 9:32 pm
  • Cano’s OPS is .461 in August. I guess Bellhorn is insurance, in case that continues into September.

    Earl August 29, 2005, 9:50 pm
  • Bellhorn is there as infield backup because Felix Escalona, one big hit notwithstanding, probably doesn’t belong on an ML roster. Or at least a $200 million roster. Bellhorn, despite the Ks, is a big upgrade over him. Don’t expect him to vault over Cano, however.
    What this means for Andy Phillips….

    YF August 29, 2005, 10:04 pm
  • Cashman thinks? Surely you jest Spidey.
    That said, I find it mildly amusing anytime NY can lift a Sox – even one that isn’t worth the effort. Notice I did say mildly.

    Red August 29, 2005, 10:04 pm
  • Peter Gammons thinks it’s a great capture. I guess he’s not a bad backup to Cano. And Felix will still be backup for A-Rod and DJ.
    I wonder how much gnashing of teeth there will be in RSN if Bellhorn hits one or two crucial HRs for the Yanks in September…

    Sam August 30, 2005, 3:01 pm
  • None. Peter Gammons, who I really love and grew up reading in the Globe, also mentions a “special” player with “filthy” stuff every week. So he’s bound to get something right sometime.
    As for Bellhorn, the guy was AWFUL this year, and didn’t deserve a major league roster spot on the Sox, regardless of his (totally appreciated) heroics last year. He was DFA’d, and he could go wherever he wanted – to his credit he was able to think mercenarily, forget about the last 18 months, and sign with a team with a shot at the postseason.
    In more revealing news, I guess this shows how much confidence the Yankees have in the skidding wunderkind Cano and his backups.

    SF August 30, 2005, 3:14 pm
  • I don’t know if he will help or not, but I do know one thing that makes me all warm and fuzzy inside: that hippy is finally going have to get a fucking haircut.

    Joe August 30, 2005, 4:30 pm

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