Before I go into this too far, Yankees starting first baseman, Greg Bird, is batting .100 with just 1 home run,3 RBIs and 22 strikeouts. He is currently sitting on the 10-day DL with a right ankle bruise. Chris Carter is batting .193 with 1 home run, 7 RBIs and also conveniently has 22 strikeouts.
Uh, not great numbers from a team leading the majors in runs score. You could set up a tee in front of Chris Carter and he’d still somehow strike out looking. When the team is batting around, it almost seems to end up with Carter up at the plate with the bases loaded and two outs and every single time he grounds out to short.1
Greg Bird’s struggles are a little more understandable. I don’t think it’s a young man having mental struggles. He doesn’t seem like the type of guy who gets stressed at the plate. Bird’s struggles simply come from the fact that he’s been hurt from day one. You cannot play your best athletically when you’re wincing in pain whenever you move.2
Having said that, it’s time for the New York Yankees to find themselves a first baseman. Obviously I’m not saying that the Yankees need to look for a long term solution in the corner. It’s Greg Bird’s world and we’re all just looking to live in it.
But if Bird needs rest and his backup would 1000% whiff at a beach ball thrown right down the center of the plate then it’s time to make moves. The season is still quite early and there’s a long journey ahead so I don’t quite know which players are on the trade block yet but the Yankees have a gaping hole in their batting order and they need a first baseman.
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