Wil Nieves Must Go

Yeah, we’ve heard he’s a nice guy, but in his last 6 starts the Yanks have scored 2 runs or less 5 times. He is 1-15 in that run with 0 walks. No he is not the sole cause for the offensive slump in those games, but simply donating outs to the opposition isn’t plausible when you’re trying to climb into contention. Last night’s game was winnable. Tomorrow, Nieves will start again, in the double dip.

10 comments… add one
  • I don’t know. I’m kind of a Wil Nieves fan. :)

    QuoSF July 20, 2007, 2:54 pm
  • Hard to believe that is the best that the Yanks can do for a backup C…

    TheFens July 20, 2007, 4:23 pm
  • Are you interested in a certain C…say Doug Mirabelli? I heard he catches a wicked knuckler…

    TheFens July 20, 2007, 4:24 pm
  • Mirabelli looks like Rod Carew when compared to Nieves.

    yankees76 July 20, 2007, 4:26 pm
  • Mirabelli looks like Rod Carew when compared to Nieves.
    Wow, Nieves must be insanely fat.

    SF July 20, 2007, 4:34 pm
  • I couldn’t agree more, YF.That this guy plays once a week is a joke and a disgrace. There are a good many pitchers who hit more than Nieves, plus his D leaves a lot to be desired…

    Anonymous July 20, 2007, 5:15 pm
  • Some Rumors for Yankee and Sox fans to chew on:
    *Clearly the A’s are sellers, and they’re offering up Mike Piazza, Joe Kennedy, and Bobby Kielty. Brown names the Twins as the club most interested in Piazza. He also feels the Yankees, Angels, Mariners, and Red Sox would be good fits. But where would Piazza play on the Red Sox?
    *The Red Sox were apparently close to a deal for Kielty, a 31 year-old switch-hitting extra outfielder. He hasn’t played much center since ’02, so maybe the Sox have relaxed that requirement. Kielty was supposed to be moved in a three-team deal that would have sent Wily Mo Pena somewhere. The deal has stalled, but it’s really starting to look like Pena is on the move.
    *The Yankees and Rangers are still discussing Mark Teixeira. My guess is that Brian Cashman just wants to see if this can be done without involving Phil Hughes or Joba Chamberlain. Failing that, the Yanks have Ty Wigginton and Shea Hillenbrand on their list. Wiggy would be a useful addition. Joe Maddon would still find a way not to play Jonny Gomes though.

    John - YF (Trisk) July 20, 2007, 5:52 pm
  • “But where would Piazza play on the Red Sox?”
    He takes Mirabelli’s spot and catches Wakefield? :)

    Andrews July 20, 2007, 7:00 pm
  • He takes Mirabelli’s spot and catches Wakefield?
    If they did carry three catchers, they just better make sure they don’t mistakenly put “Pizza” on his locker, as Mirabelli might try to eat him.

    SF July 20, 2007, 7:58 pm
  • Hilly is a clubhouse cancer but might be a good fit for New York, as his hatred for the Sox knows no bounds…

    Hudson July 21, 2007, 1:10 am

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