After I finished up Tuesday night track with my running club, I noticed this text from Squawker Jon: "Eovaldi gave up 8 runs in 2/3 inning." To which I thought, "Brian Cashman sure is a supergenius, isn't he?"
Tuesday night's game against the Miami Marlins was a matchup of two pitchers Cashman traded for each other -- Nathan Eovaldi and David Phelps. And in a shocking (well, not really) turn of events, Eovaldi stunk up the joint, while former Yankee Phelps pitched very well, giving up just two runs and six hits over seven innings, and the Marlins beat the Yankees, 12-2.
In December, Cashman traded Phelps, Martin Prado, and $6 million in cash to the Marlins for Eovaldi, Garrett Jones, and Domingo German. The trade never made any sense. The Yanks ended up paying $10M for a two-month rental of Prado. They also would have been better keeping Phelps, as opposed to getting Eovaldi.
And if they had kept Prado, he could have played second this year, which would have meant that the Stephen Drew Experience would be over. But that would make too much sense.
Oh, and how about Giancarlo Stanton? He hit a homer off the Yanks to make the score 11-0, and he will be in the Bronx for the first time ever this Wednesday and Thursday,which should create some buzz. But he still can't eat a KitKat in the correct way!