Thursday, May 24, 2007

Off Day Fun

The Alteregos were debating the top 10 Yankees of all time today. Personally, I think we should be debating the top 10 worst Yankees of the past few seasons. I wonder which list is harder to compile?

10. Tim Redding
9. Darryl May
8. Sean Henn (both as a starter and reliever)
7. Will Nieves
6. Sal Fasano
5. Tony Womack
4. Jaret Wright
3. Jeff Weaver
2. Kevin Brown
1. Carl Pavano

We are somewhat heavy on the pitchers (I wonder why?) and also on backup catchers. Pavano clearly wins the prize, even though Brown and Weaver had more damaging postseason meltdowns. Javy Vazquez gets a pass - why I'm not quite sure - but we might append him to #2 given they were a package deal in Game 7 of the 2004 ALCS. May and Redding were one-time-wonders, but were sufficiently putrid to make the cut. Even leaving the jokers aside, the Yankees' evaluation of pitching talent has been awful since Mussina signed before the 2001 season. Pavano, Wright, Johnson, Farnsworth, Vazquez, Weaver, Brown: Oh Cashman, we are seven!


Chairman Mao said...

What of Felix Heredia, Miguel Cairo or Fat Toad?

Mad Cow said...

Heredia is a fair point. Cairo wasn't terrible in his first stint, so he gets a pass. Believe it or not, Fat Toad was 9 games over .500 as a Yankee (29-20), which isn't bad for a fifth starter.

Chairman Mao said...

Heredia was decent his first year with the Yanks... i wouldnt put him on the list.

Michael said...

Don't forget I Ain't Jimmy Kei and Jose Contreras. Leaving off Javier "Bring me in to serve up the slam" Vazquez is a travesty of the highest order.

Sean "I lay eggs for a living" Henn has been better this year. He doesn't deserve to be on the list.

Lovejoy said...

Whoops, neglected to operate under a proper alias in the previous comment. This is more like it.