Two big hitters were acquired today by the Yankees and the Diamondbacks in an attempt to fill a need for power sluggers that could help their chances at making a strong playoff push.
Barry Bonds? Mark Texiera? Try Tony Clark and Richie Sexson.
Yep, that's right. Watch out NL West and AL East. Two sub-.250 hitters with a combined 12 home runs and 41 RBI's are about to help their teams dominate.
I live in San Diego. Clark is horrible. We let him go because a guy who has taken 8 years in the minor leagues to get a steady major league spot was outperforming him for a lot less money. He seems to be a clubhouse leader and a quality guy, and I'm sure he'll help his old DBacks with chemistry. They better hope he's like eHarmony to their team though because he won't be helping them much with his bat.
I can't speak for New York though. The only possible reason why Steinbrenner would pick up Sexson is because he wanted to put the Barry Bonds talk to rest. Well Hank, I have to say, you probably affirmed that you weren't going to sign Bonds as your power bat by signing Sexson as your power bat instead. The only problem is that Sexson isn't a power bat anymore. Or an average bat. Nice one Hanky.
8 years ago