Hey guys, Drew back here. Yeah, I'm talking about my lovely Yankees again, just some news about the guys I collect.
First off, Robinson Cano has decided to participate in the 2010 Home Run Derby next week. Cano is helping to represent New York for the first time since 2003 when Jason Giambi was in the competition sporting a Yankees jersey. Cano is putting up MVP like numbers, a .337 batting average, 16 homers and 55 RBI. His average has been declining steadily throughout the last month, but he's still performing for the Bronx Bombers. I don't know whether I like or dislike this idea, because many past home run derby participants have ruined their swing in preparation for the derby (aka Bobby Abreu). The Yankees can not afford to lose their biggest bat in this way of all possible ways. But, it's also going be more enjoyable watching the derby for me and other Yankee fans this year due to this. Cano is still 27 years old so while he's young, it may be easier to fix the swing. I wish Cano luck, and I really hope he does well!
As for Swish, getting into the All Star Game seems to be much harder to do then we all expected. Swisher has been a deserving candidate for the All Star team this year, but so have many others left on the sidelines. Fortunately Andy Pettitte made it onto the team due to Clay Buchholz's injury. Swisher has had a very consistent year for us this year, a .292 batting average with 13 homers and 47 RBI. Even I'll admit that Konerko or Youkilis should deserve the final vote a little more, due to stats, Swisher hasn't made an All Star team yet and has had some very good years in his short career. It sure is tight right now, but Swish is in the lead for now. Help Nick make the team by going to mlb.com and voting for him in the final vote! He needs your help!