About William Tasker

William Tasker grew up in Bergenfield, New Jersey but has lived in New England since 1975 and in the far reaches of northern Maine since 1990. Tasker is the author of nine (non-baseball related) books and, besides writing here for three years, has written for his own site at www.passion4baseball.blogspot.com since 2003.

6 thoughts on “Donald Trump: baseball expert

  1. Never mind any other absurdity that spews from his mouth – but this? "Yankees…should renegotiate his contract."

    That explains why he's rich and I'm not. I did NOT know that was an option; with ideas like that, I don't know why he isn't on Cashman's financial advisory team. Has he given Girardi any tips – say, "Win more games." ?

    Good idea. I suppose, in his world, all things are re-negotiable. In his favor, of course.

  2. Baseball's drug testing program was in full swing by 2005 —

    Alex Rodriguez Batting Stats for Years 2005 to 2011 (or "a drug free A-Rod")

    Avg. .296 OBP .393 Slug .556 OPS .949 (147 OPS+)

    Average Per Season: 100 Runs 114 RBI 35 HR

    2 MVP Awards

    I'll stay out of high finance if Mr. Trump will stay out of player evaluation.

  3. I honestly don't care about Arod's contract..

    I don't care that by nearly all accounts he is an insufferable dbag..

    I don't care…much… about the PED's

    I don't even care about his 'production' that much… after all if the team is making the playoffs every year anyways…. whats the difference?

    The one thing that I do care about is his ability to play the field going forward so he doesn't clog up the DH spot every game for the next five years… I can even live with him DHing 40-50% of the time in the future… but 80-90%???? 100%???

    Having a player whom most people don't even like as a full time DH making 20+ million dollars a year??? At 41 years old?? That's got "disaster" written all over it…. the resentment towards Arod would be suffocating

    As long as he can play third base though… i don't think things will get ugly!