The Yankees acquired Stephen Drew from The Red Sox last season. It did not thrill Yankees’ fans. Drew hit .150 for The Yankees last season. Yet, genius Cashman brought Drew back. Cashman likes to bring stiffs back, particularly pitchers. Having Drew on the roster is blocking Rob Refsynder, who has started hitting. Why not bid adieu to Drew and develop Refsynder in The Majors? Refsynder might provide The anemic Yankees’ attack with another bat. Drew has a 20.6 strikeout rate. Drew has a 20.9 hard hit ball rate, (I hate these new stats,) the worst in his career.
Why the love affair, Drew must have something on Genius Cashman. Refsynder’s 2015 stats:
2 Hrs 16 RBI’s 11 doubles .790 ops
According to Brendan Kuty of NJ advanced media:
“Everyday second baseman Stephen Drew continues to confound the Yankees as a virtual outs machine.
But the Rob Refsnyder — the prospect perhaps most likely to replace Drew should the club cut ties with him — has been the total opposite lately. And, Refsnyder said, it might be because he’s finally relaxed after a rough start where he was “trying to be perfect.”
“I was trying to hit my way out of here and that’s not a recipe for success,” Refsnyder said Monday afternoon.
Whatever he’s doing now, it’s working. Meanwhile, not so much for Drew, who’s .177 batting average has been a sore spot that manager Joe Girardi has had to defend over and over.”
I went to The Ranger game tonight. After I committed for the price of $150.00 for a ticket, I got nervous. I thought, game two. Uh Oh, The Rangers do not win game twos. I tried being positive and The Rangers were crushed. I should have looked at the following stats: The Rangers have not won a playoff game two, since 1994. When The Rangers win game one, they are 1-7 in game twos. The Rangers have not won a game two in general, since 2012. Enough said. EDB