Curtis Granderson is on the 15-Day Disabled List and will miss all of May.
Chan Ho Park has been a ghost after a few solid outings
Randy Winn has a -57 OPS+.
Nick Johnson is off to a slow start.
Javier Vazquez looks bad. Real bad.
I feel like I’m going to be preaching to the choir, but with the hot start of Austin Jackson and the solid start of Ian Kennedy, I feel it’s necessary to put forth a reminder: it’s still way, way too early for us to judge the most recent offseason. As Moshe said yesterday, we must balance process and results when evaluating the moves of a general manager.
In terms of process, I think we all know how GM Brian Cashman was approaching this offseason. He was going for comparable pieces at more reasonable prices. I think Cashman’s process was right. As a DH, Nick Johnson will likely be just as valuable as Hideki Matsui, just in a different way–Matsui will hit for more power, but Johnson will get on base. A lot. Curtis Granderson is younger than Johnny Damon and plays a more premium position. The two are also comparable on offense, and Granderson is in his age-prime, while Damon is in his age-decline. It was unforeseeable that Granderson would be injured. Granderson’s price was also lower than originally expected, and was still good, despite how well Austin Jackson’s been playing.
The same goes for Javy Vazquez. His price was right and it was a good move to trade for him. The early returns have not been good, but the operative word there is “early.” There is still plenty of time for Javy to improve himself and remind us that Cash’s acquisition of him was as much about results as it was the process.
Regardless of what’s happened in the 25 games played so far, it’s still May 4th. We don’t judge players and teams at this point in the season and we shouldn’t judge transactions either.
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