It wouldn't be a baseball season in NYC without a villain, and this year, we've got someone that literally everyone can hate.
He's got an elephant gun for an arm, often in the upper 90s, but either he can't throw a strike or it's a tater that flies out of the stadium. A few days ago, he crossed up Posada on a pitch, hit him in the wrist, and they almost got into an altercation at the mound. Then, he complained that he wasn't getting used enough, which went against his earlier gripe that he can't pitch every day.
Yesterday, with the Yankees down by two, he gave up two HRs in one inning, and as he left the mound to the most thunderous booing I've ever heard (far worse than what A-Rod got last year), the guy was visibly smirking.
Can't trade him (so the Yankees are on the hook for almost $8 million)... about the only hope is that he gets injured in a pickup basketball game so they could void his contract.
Proof of how much he's disliked:http://forums.nyyfans.com/showthread.php?t=102775