The Poor Man’s Analyst

This Just In: Steve Lombardi is a Pessimist

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The noted Phil Hughes, Brian Cashman, and…well, everything Yankees… hater Steve Lombardi wrote a post today about Phil Hughes in the Arizona Fall League. In it, he quoted an AzFL scout saying the following:

“I just don’t see how he dominated the lower levels of the minors so thoroughly,” a second scout said. “He’s not overpowering at all. But he has a solid fastball and the curveball is OK. I don’t see what all the fuss was about, but he’s probably still a No. 3.”

Lombardi has been extremely critical of Hughes in the past, essentially harping on every piece of bad news, and either ignoring the positives or attempting to construe them as something else. In that last link, Lombardi says that Phil’s dominance against the Jays doesn’t mean anything because instead of Jeter, A-Rod, Giambi, and Posada playing behind him, he had Ransom, Betemit, Miranda, and Moeller in that game. Seriously.

In the topic at hand, Lombardi provides two sources of information on Phil Hughes. He talks at length about the negative one, which I partially quoted above. At the end, he throws in, “Yea, I know, I know… Hughes was throwing 94, 95 mph with ease,” as if it’s completely irrelevant to the topic.  He gives the negative report all the credit, and the positive one barely a mention.

Why the SNY blog network picked Was Watching to be their Yankees-centric blog, I have no idea.

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Written by dcn29

November 26, 2008 at 10:36 PM

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  1. […] pitching staff. You see, my dad is one of those pessimistic Yankee fans, although not nearly as pessimistic as Steve Lombardi. Side note: That post right there got me banned from Was Watching despite not having commented […]


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