Saturday, April 28, 2007

Are the Yankees this bad?

Maybe. But let's not worry about that right now. Instead, let's just assume they are, and do a few calculations. On this pace, the Yanks will win 67 games this season, which means they'll be spending about $3 million per win. That's not very good. How bad is it? Well, let's put it this way, if the Tampa Bay Devil Rays didn't win another game this season (and mind you, readers who know nothing about America's pastime, the season just started a few weeks ago), they would have spent about $2.4 million per win.

So what, you may ask, can the Yankees do to get back on track? I'm not sure, but one thing that could possibly help (though again, I'm certainly no expert) would be if Mariano Rivera--the Yankees' prized $10 million closer--could get his era down somewhere into the single digits. I'm not saying it needs to be 2.2, like the old days, but how about, say, 9.8? That'd be a nice improvement.

1 comment:

melkyman said...

You are obviously a student of literature and not history..The Yankees were 11 and 19 in 2005 and won the division...the rest of your mean spirted tirade is the ususal red sox right wing garbage..the same type of misinformation by the way that landed us in iraq, vietnam,and cost gore the election