Days after declaring Rob Refsnyder the Yankees’ first baseman, despite his having never played the position before his recent tryouts there this season, the Yanks moved to acquire former Met, Ike Davis, who hasn’t played in a year. He doesn’t hit much, but I’m all for someone who can catch the ball and I wish him luck – i.e. knock on wood he doesn’t get hurt along with the others.
The series with Detroit ended up being a downer, as the Yanks only won the first game. Pineda pitched well in the finale yesterday, which was encouraging, but the bats went silent again.
Consistency is the toughest quality for a team to master over the course of a season, and the Yankees are in mid-June without having mastered it. Not a promising prospect for the future. Yes, they could get hot and go on a tear, but will they?
I’m trying to be optimistic, but my gut tells me the answer to the above question is “not this year.”