Ever since the Mariners made the (wise) decision to rid themselves of the dead weight that is Richie Sexson, fans and bloggers have been throwing around the notion that the Bronx would be a grand destination for a player that not even the worst team in the league wanted in their lineup.
I love my fellow bloggers and any Yankees fan is a friend in my book, but I've gotta say: come on, dudes! It's been YEARS since the last time he was decent enough to make a formidable contribution to his team, and his offense this year has been almost as abysmal as his worst-ever season last year. He's hitting just .218 with 11 homers and a .315 OBP in 74 games.
It's not just his weak performance that makes a Yankees signing a ridiculous idea, though. The Yanks simply have no need for him. They have plenty of first base options already and they certainly don't need another DH - much less one that can't get on base to save his life.
Matsui and Damon will be back eventually. The Great Mustachio is doing a fine job over at first base. Wilson Bettermint isn't an offensive powerhouse, but he's a good enough backup for the time being. What would SexsNO bring to the team that they don't already have?
That's not a rhetorical question. Is there something I'm missing?
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