Visual approximation of what’s left in Lyle Overbay’s bat.
Nothing against Lyle Overbay– who, much like Vernon Wells before him, both now and back in the off-season between 2006 and 2007, is maligned unfairly for little more than signing a contract that somebody put in front of him and then struggling to live up to it– and not to keep tempting the baseball gods with giddiness over what the Yankees are doing, but tonight [chortle!] check out what [guffaw!] what the latest big [snort!] move on the horizon for [heeeee!] the Bronx Bombers might be.
From Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe earlier today:
The Yankees may need a lefthanded compliment to Juan Rivera at first base. Yankee scouts have been watching Overbay closely.
Lyle Overbay! Juan Rivera! Jayson Nix! Ben Francisco! Vernon Wells! YANKEES!
Of course, the Overbay thing is as far from being set in stone as is from being not fucking hilarious. “Tuesday is the big day” for him, Cafardo says, as Overbay has an opt-out he can trigger. River Avenue Blues wonders if Overbay might stick with the Red Sox, where he may have a roster spot with David Ortiz scheduled to start the season on the DL, but Cafardo notes that with Mike Carp in the picture as a more versatile caddy for Mike Napoli, perhaps Overbay figures a move down the eastern seaboard is in his best interest, where he’ll fill in for Mark Teixeira, who is farther from returning than Ortiz.
Once again, forgive my baiting for some kind of massive-ugly karmic payback, but seriously!
— Kevin A. (@allisauce24) March 26, 2013