Originally posted on Lady At The Bat  |  Last updated 5/30/12
With all the big names on Yankees rosters over the past decade, you would think that my favorite player would be an All-Star, an MVP, a Hall Of Famer, or something close to it. No. My favorite player during the 2000s was none other than the Melkman, Melky Cabrera. I loved his enthusiasm and his penchant for getting clutch hits in big situations. Out of the 15 or so walk-off hits the Yankees had in 2009, Melky was responsible for several of them. That year, I took to calling him Baby Clutch, since his older teammate, Derek Jeter, was referred to as Captain Clutch. I remember that, when he was traded to Atlanta at the end of the season, I was already going through some tough personal problems, and it devastated me to see my favorite player leave. What bad timing.Atlanta released him after a tough 2010 season. Last year he landed with Kansas City and re-dedicated himself, having such a good season that he was traded to the Giants this past Winter. Which brings us to this month. Melky i...
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