soft hands.

that sound you hear is me smashing my head against the desk

If he signs with the Yankees, [Carlos] Pena would likely be used primarily as a defensive replacement at first base and perhaps an occasional starter. His presence would mean less time at first base for Jason Giambi, who has looked sluggish in the field. Giambi, though, has pointed out that he hits better when he plays the field; last year, he batted .319 when playing first base, .209 while DH.

It isn't yet clear how much playing time Pena would get with the Yankees, but his signing could impact a couple players even beyond Giambi. Presumably, Bernie Williams could lose some time at DH if Giambi assumes that role, and Andy Phillips' chances to gain playing time could be further hindered.

poor andy.


8:04 AM :: ::
  • Poor Andy indeed. Sigh.

    Though I did interview Pena in college, right before he went into the draft and he was one of the nicest, nicest people I'd ever talked to. Not that nice translate to much in New York or makes a good first baseman or anything...

    By Blogger Karen, at 12:49 PM   <$BlogItemControl$>
  • Carlooooooos! ;_;

    And what's with a Boston kid signing in New York eh? :p

    By Blogger motown represent, at 1:16 PM   <$BlogItemControl$>
  • i don't have anything against pena, i just feel for phillips.

    why can't a boston kid sign in ny miss thang? they can't all have poor taste, and it's a job after all :p

    By Blogger lupe_velez, at 5:44 PM   <$BlogItemControl$>
  • Giambi needs to STFU about hitting better when he's being Mr. Totem Pole over there. You're a fucking professional; either you figure it out, or you're playing worse on purpose. {hate}

    By Blogger June, at 8:49 PM   <$BlogItemControl$>
  • Awesome! What I've been waiting for the Yanks to do is sign an Andy Phillips-type!

    By Blogger Mr. Faded Glory, at 6:50 AM   <$BlogItemControl$>
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