Tuesday, July 1, 2014

McCann Not Happy With First Half Performance

Since being signed to a 5-year, $85 million contract this offseason, Brian McCann has been a huge dissapointment to many Yankees fans.

The 30-year-old catcher, who hit a dismal .198 in June, has seen his offensive numbers plummet in 2014, causing some to see him as the year's biggest free agent bust.

Now usually when that happens, a player will attempt to defend themselves, although McCann surprisingly didn't do that, pretty much agreeing with his critics that he's been bad in the first 81 games of the season.

"Horrible," the veteran told The Newark Star Ledger last night when asked how he thinks he's been so far. "Hitting–you know, I feel good behind the plate. But swinging the bat, I need to get better. We’ve just got to keep grinding. I’ve got faith in myself and I think we’ll swing the bats better."

Going into this evening's contest against David Price and the Rays, McCann's hitting just .221 with 9 home runs and 36 RBIs, stats that obviously aren't what the Bombers expected when they originally signed him.

Still, we do have to remember that anything could happen with him from this point on, a fact also true with fellow strugglers Carlos Beltran and Kelly Johnson, two more starters only batting in the .220 range.

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