While Womack lets a little air out of the tires of my expectations, he’s not that bad compared to Cairo.
Womack 2004: .307/.349/.385
Womack career: .274/.319/.362
Cairo 2004: .292/.346/.417
Cairo career: .273/.322/.370
But, then there is the age factor.
I’m hoping that this deal is a set-up for a bigger deal or that the Yanks are going to use him in a utility role and go after someone else.
BTW, the NY Post reports that Womack was championed by Gene Michael, not Cashman. If anyone has earned his stripes it’s Michael.
As for Vasquez, he showed obvious mechanical problems in the second half. His arm slot and release point dropped down considerably from the first half of ’04 and ’03. Could be an injury, could be a rut. I don’t think the Yanks should give up on him.
As for the ex-Indian that Yankee fans loved to hate, coin toss anyone?
Also, the Mets do know something about post seasons given that they won a NL pennant four years ago. They just may be a little hard pressed to remember.