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Dear Johnny,
2006-05-12 19:50
by Will Carroll
Notes:
Scott Long is now blogging at NSFWsports.com.
Will Carroll can still be found at Baseball Prospectus.

Today, you said "Sheff and Matsui, that's two or three runs a game right there."

No.

Stick to the running into walls, diving for balls, and throwing like a girl. Let BP do the math.

Matsui is eighth on the team with a 0.050 MLVr while Sheffield has an MLVr of 0.209. That's almost exactly a quarter of a run a game. Yes, that's significant and no, you don't have a good replacement. Bubba Crosby's a negative and Melky Cabrera won't keep up his small-sample pace.

The biggest problem the Yankees have now is figuring out that Bernie Williams is not the answer. Do the math on that one, Johnny.

Your pal, Will

Comments
2006-05-13 04:27:33
1.   traced out
picking on the weak...
2006-05-13 11:56:14
2.   Anthony
Speaking of, how come nobody is reporting anything more specific than "broken wrist" for Matsui? Why won't the Yankees reveal which bone(s) was broken?
2006-05-14 19:29:03
3.   Cliff Corcoran
Post-surgery they said it was his radius. He had two pins inserted and is out a minimum three months.
2006-05-14 21:32:51
4.   Anthony
Thanks, Cliff.
2006-05-15 08:14:02
5.   dianagramr
Oh great ... now I've got that horrible song ... "Who's Johnny?" in my mind

http://www.lyricsvault.net/songs/7388.html

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