About Brien Jackson

Born in Southwestern Ohio and currently residing on the Chesapeake Bay, Brien is a former editor-in-chief of IIATMS who now spends most of his time sitting on his deck watching his tomatoes ripen and consuming far more MLB Network programming than is safe for one's health or sanity.

4 thoughts on “Jones not in lineup against Lester

  1. This makes a lot of sense. Jones should be left out of postseason roster as well. We need young and hungry players who will make things happen!

      • So you want a player that has hit .204 in August and .183 in September, and slugged .287 and .296 respectively in those same months as well? I think the Yankees have already found a number of those players in August and September, and that is probably part of the reason why the Yankees lost their 10 game division lead.

        And I am not saying Nick Swisher is Bryce Harper, but Swisher has a slash line of .268/.358/.470 compared to Harper's .270/.340/.477. So my point is that the grass is not always greener, and we tend to only see the good aspects of other teams' players since we do not watch and/or follow them everyday and see the game where they go 0-4 with 3Ks while stranding 4 runners.

        I also think people confuse "young and hungry" with "talented." If the player is talented they are likely to be good, and no matter how "young and hungry" a player might be, they probably will not amount to being very good unless they have some talent.

  2. Enough of the young and hungry, intense, fiery, blah blah blah nonsense. Baseball is not a game that plays off of emotions. Being fired up doesn't help you hit a baseball or make a pitch. Tired of hearing it.