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December 9, 2004
BASEBALL: The Winners

One quick thought on the Yankees' acquisition of Tony Womack (no relation to Dooley). Yes, he's had a big hit or two, but for his career, the 35-year-old Womack has played in 38 of his teams' 39 games in the postseason; here's his postseason career record projected out to a full 162-game season:

GABH2B3BHRRRBIBBKSBCSAVGSLGOBP
15864813725807925291041712.212.276.250

Come to think of it, let's check out Jaret Wright's career postseason record; Wright has made 15 appearances in 27 postseason games played by his teams:

WLERAGGSIPHBBKH/9BB/9K/9
18277.2490543063361982829.885.828.29

Well, OK, Wright's numbers - which include a 15.63 career postseason ERA against the Red Sox - are spread over almost two different careers in Cleveland and Atlanta, and the postseason does wacky things to pitcher workloads. Still, if you believe in the Yankee postseason magic, these guys haven't had it in the past.

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Comments

That the Bombers are committing to a second baseman and probable leadoff hitter who will range somewhere between average and atrocious is great news for the rest of the American League --Rotoworld

That pretty much sums it up. The Daily News says that the Yanks could have had Nomar at second. That is so ridiculous, I almost could have accepted it for purely curiousity reasons.

And since Leo Mazzone isn't moving to the Bronx with Wright, I expect a dramatic dropoff from this somewhat emotionally fragile pitcher.

Posted by: Mr Furious at December 9, 2004 12:47 PM

For what it's worth, Wright is 2 - 0 against the Yankees in the postseason. I haven't heard he was emotionally fragile I thought he was physically fragile.

Posted by: LargeBill at December 9, 2004 2:25 PM

I just thank God that Jim Hendry wised up and re-signed Todd Walker instead of drinking the Tony Womack kool-aid, which he was rumored to be seriously considering.

Posted by: Jim at December 9, 2004 3:55 PM
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