BRONX, NY -Give The Matts credit for letting me do my thing again. I know that I am not the most popular person on this site. I also know that they have other Yankee fans writing columns. But Cookie, Rex and West Coast Craig are too soft and seem to belong to the same country club as some of the Yankee bashers on here. They back off when it comes to sticking up for the Yanks. That’s why I asked to write again. This site needs some good honest tough talk. So here’s my no frills Tough Ten Tuesday, coourtesy of your pal Yankee Joe.
#10 The Yankees are in first place even with all the A-Rod stuff. If the Mutts or Phails lost David Wrong or Ryan Coward for the first month, they would be in last place.
#9 The Yankee bullpen has been killed by injuries. Brad Lidge was perfect last year and that is the ONLY reason the Phails beat the Mutts. He aint perfect this year.
#8 Jorge Posada is still not healthy. When he is, the Yankees will bury the overrated Blowsox and Tampon. Sorry Matts – I mean Tampa.
#7 Johan Santana can’t keep pitching at this rate without hurting his arm. If that happens the Mutts will fold BEFORE September this time.
#6 Omar Minaya is over matched in New York. Montreal is where he belongs – now. Today. This second. Just ask J.J. Heilman.
#5 Raul Ibenez will be Mr. May and Chase Utley will reinjure his hip.
#4 Derek Jeter is still Derek Jeter. On and off the field. The greatest Captain in sports will get his 5th ring this year.
#3 The Jets and Eagles will NEVER get to another Super Bowl and Mark Sanchez sucks.
#2 I will win The Matts trivia contest. Unless they fix it.
#1 Derek Jeter is still Derek Jeter. On and off the field. The greatest Captain in sports will get his 5th ring this year.
Thank you, Matts.