Saturday, June 17, 2017

PWE-Town Tom does it again

It's always nice to get a PWE from P-Town Tom. I know he's been busy with the end of the school year and his baseball team's advancement through the playoffs, so I appreciate the time he took to send two cards my way.

I sent him a few Bunt Cubs, and he returned the favor with this 2017 Bunt Blue Parallel of Masahiro Tanaka.
It's been a weird season for Tanaka. He went nearly all of spring training without giving up a run, then has basically been the worst starter in the AL during the regular season, despite a couple of dominant starts. It's like he and Pineda switched places. As long as he's healthy, I fully expect him to go on a roll at some point.

Speaking of going on a roll, Aaron Hicks is having a phenomenal, All-Star caliber season. Last year's trade for John Ryan Murphy is now looking like a complete heist. Hicks was not great in 2016, but showed some life at the end of the season with regular playing time. This year, he has really come into his own as a player.
This cool RC is from Panini Prizm. I hope Hicks has some Yankee autographs on the market soon, as I'd love to snag one.

Tom, thanks for taking the time to send me a couple great cards!

1 comment:

  1. My pleasure! I had to drop Tanaka on my fantasy team. I just couldn't stomach the poor starts he was putting up. BUT, I was able to pick Kicks up from waivers and he's really helped me out. Your Yankees seem to be the center of the baseball world right now!