Saturday, January 10, 2009

Former Yankees on the Move

This week a few ex-Yankees found new homes. Most notably Jason Giambi went back to Oakland and Carl "I steal money" Pavano signed a one year deal with Cleveland.

It's sad to see Giambi go, but it had to happen. He's not getting any younger and he didn't produce the way the Yankees had hoped when they signed him. In seven seasons with the Yankees, Giambi's average season was .260 AVG, 30 HR, and 86 RBI which is a far cry from the .342 AVG, 38 HR, 120 RBI he hit the year before the Yankees signed him. Add to that no World Series titles and the steroids scandal and it was pretty disappointing. But overall the guy gave the Yankees decent production and plenty of funny stories including his lucky golden thong and this year's moustahce.

I think most Yankee fans certainly wish him well in Oakland. But not too well, because adding Giambi and Matt Holliday to Oakland's roster could make them dangerous. I wouldn't sleep on the A's, especially with K-Rod and Teixeira leaving LA.

While most fans will miss Giambi, they certainly won't miss Carl Pavano. This guy is a complete bum and what's worse is now he's whining about it.

"When you're down, you expect your organization to pick you up, not kick you when you're down. I've had to pick myself up quite a few times the last four years."
Carl, how exactly did you pick yourself up? You barely even pitched until right before you contract was up. I don't know how hurt the guy was or if he could've pitched. But it's quotes like this that make you think the guy had no heart. Carl do you really not get it? You got paid $40+ million to do absolutely nothing. The team desperately needed you at times and you couldn't even get on the field. How do you expect to be treated?

I am worried that AJ Burnett could be Carl Pavano 2. Here's hoping that doesn't happen.

1 comment:

Simone said...

Good riddance Carl!