Friday, June 6
Pardon me if I'm underwhelmed by the Yankees' acquisition of Ruben Sierra.
Sure, he's been good enough to play in the major leagues for 17 seasons, and he's going to clear 2,000 hits sometime in the next month or two. But is there any reason to think he's really going to help the Yankees? A good benchmark for OPS (on-base percentage plus slugging percentage) is 800. Do you know how many times Sierra has posted an 800+ OPS in his 17 seasons?
Three. And only once since 1991. Sierra's been living off his reputation for more than a decade, and it must be his reputation that's got him back in Yankee pinstripes for the third time.
Because it's certainly not his performance.
Chat wrap: Rob Neyer