The New York Yankees are hitting .275/.384/.469 as a team through Tuesday’s games, leading the American League in on-base percentage, slugging and runs scored. But Nick Johnson hasn’t been a huge asset thus far, despite his .407 on-base percentage.
The veteran is hitting .146 and has just three extra-base hits all season. He’s hitless in his last 12 at-bats and has 15 punch outs to go with his 16 walks. Might the Yankees consider another option?
I honestly read that and then read it again and then spent a few minutes just looking at it with my head tilted and…stared.
- A .406 OBP is always a pretty big if not huge asset from a full time player.
- 15 strikeouts to 16 walks means he has more walks than strikeouts and yet it’s noted as a bad thing. He has more walks than games played! Talk about grasping at straws.
- Using the language “all season” when we’re 13 games in is incredibly stupid.
- Might the Yankees consider another option? Not after they’ve played 13 games, no. Maybe they should also cut Mark Teixeira who is currently sporting a .125/.300/.229 line
This isn’t any kind of rumor, and while I try to stay away from giving dumb things attention this was just so incredibly stupid I couldn’t let it be. Completely made up, irresponsible and dumb things like this are exactly why I and many others take everything ESPN reports with a giant grain of salt.