A few random thoughts sandwiched between an off day and a three-game series

I was having trouble coming up with something to write this morning. I actually had a lot of ideas and then nothing happened. I tried last night. Then I went to bed and slept on it, thinking I could wake up early and have something come to me then, but to no avail. So this random thoughts post is what I came up with. And hilariously enough, I wrote a random thoughts post last year on this same day, April 17, before a series with Tampa. How crazy is that?

  • It's only the second Friday of the season and we're already hearing the doom and the gloom.
  • We might as well stop watching baseball in New York because there's nothing to look forward to.
  • Oh wait, yes there is! And that's because the Mets are taking over New York and are going to win the World Series this year!
  • Look, I don't begrudge the Mets their hot start (okay, so I'm about to anyway) but people need to calm the hell down. We've seen other hot April starts from the team in Queens only to see them flounder the rest of the year. So how about waiting until at least June before declaring them world beaters?
  • Yes, they beat the Nationals in their opening series but the Nats have looked awful against nearly everyone so far. They also beat the Phillies who, if I'm going to be frank, could probably be beaten by a Little League team on any given night.
  • The Yankees, of course, aren't helping matters by starting their season off at 3-6. And if they lose tonight and fall to 3-7 it will be their worst start since I was a sophomore in high school.
  • That's a long ass time ago.
  • They've lost all three of their series - all to division rivals - and guess who they're playing this weekend? Another division rival. The surprising 6-4 Tampa Bay Rays.
  • GM Brian Cashman is surprised about the shoddy defense displayed so far by the Yankees.
  • They lead the league with 11 errors in nine games.
  • I guess it's a good thing they don't have Ian Desmond on the team. (He had six the last time i heard.)
  • Cashman also told ESPN NY that the reason their 3-6 is because they can't get all of the aspects of the game to work at the same time.
  • I said that in my bullpen implosion post yesterday.
  • Can I be a GM too?
  • Probably not.
  • Oh and speaking of the bullpen implosion (well, I was a couple of bullet points ago) Wednesday night's bullpen implosion raised its ERA from 1.73 to 2.69. Good job, guys!
  • Michael Kay spent most of yesterday afternoon fighting with people on Twitter who are ready to run Didi Gregorius out of town.
  • I'm not kidding. It was most of the afternoon. And even when I thought he had stopped retweeting and berating people, he'd start all over again.
  • You see? Off days aren't a great thing sometimes. Some people have way too much time on their hands.
  • I've already said this a million times already but I loathe Tropicana Field and I am not happy the Yankees are playing there this weekend.
  • I'm also not happy that they are then playing Detroit in Comerica Park for four games.
  • Who the hell gave them this schedule?
  • My goodness.
  • Adam Warren pitched well in his first start. Hopefully he can do the same tonight.
  • And hopefully the Yankees won't make five errors behind him on that awful 1970's looking rug at The Slop.
  • We found out this week that Derek Jeter isn't watching baseball now that he's retired.
  • Some people seem to be up in arms by that statement.
  • Look, I worked at a pizza place for two years while I was in college and it took me nearly 10 to eat pizza again.
  • I'm just surprised no one has turned this into a "Jeter won't watch the Yankees because A-Rod's on the team" kerfuffle.
  • I'm sure that's coming.
  • Could you imagine?
  • Good for Derek. You do whatever the heck you want to do during your retirement. Jeets.
  • Anyway, I just really want the Yankees to win two out of three this weekend.
  • But I think that may be asking for a bit too much.

Enjoy your morning.