You’re kidding right? Little League World Series I can understand, but a Class A game? Even when Boston’s burning up the league, the Yankees still have a way of grabbing the attention.
Like I said in a previous post, you gotta watch today’s press conference with Clemens. You’ll see a totally different Rocket from the one the king of Grand Cayman that’s portrayed by the media. He really wanted to come back and play in the AL East, and he credited the media for giving him his nickname.
The baseball world as we know it is coming to an end. Manny just threw out a runner at home!
sj44 keep us updated on kennedy … i wouldn’t be surprised if those two get promoted to AA soon … not sure how much room is actually there for them but they deserve it, they are college arms high A seems to be to easy for them (even tho it is a sample size) i can see one of them become what lackey was for the angles in 2002 but for the yankees
I don’t think one can conclude that because ESPN is broadcasting Roger’s game on Friday that ESPN thus does not “hate” the Yankees and is not “Pro Boston”. This is a newsworthy game, and ESPN is merely doing its job in covering the sport of baseball. Let’s see just how anti-Yankee they are during the broadcast before you silence Yankee fans from voicing their frustration about a sports channel in Connecticut expressing thinly veiled fanboyness about the Sox. I mean Peter Gammons, yeaha, he’s not pro Boston.
Spot on, SJ. Chamberlain is much less polished than Kennedy, and he just got back from a hamstring injury. Kennedy’s been tearing it up all season and as a college pedigree he deserves the promotion more…especially after tonight.
Also, how about Francisco Cervelli! Batting .350, OBP .450, just hit a homerun tonight and has 5 RBIs. Catchers have seasons like this and burn out, but this guy is 21 in a pitcher’s league. It’s also reported that he is great defensively. He’s definitely moving himself up the minor league depth charts.
“Letâ€™s see just how anti-Yankee they are during the broadcast before you silence Yankee fans from voicing their frustration about a sports channel in Connecticut expressing thinly veiled fanboyness about the Sox. I mean Peter Gammons, yeaha, heâ€™s not pro Boston.”
we can play a drinking game. everyone takes a drink each time the words “28 million” are spoken.
Six innings in the books for Tampa-Dunedin. Kennedy has a two hit shutout with 10 K’s after 6.
He has been lights out this year.
Scranton started Colter Bean and Justin Pope, two journeymen relief pitchers, in their DH tonight. I could see Marquez or Horne getting called up to join Wright, Jackson, Clippard and Ohlendorf (when he gets back) in the Scranton rotation.
That would open up a spot in Trenton and Kennedy probably is the #1 guy to be considered for that spot.
Some scouts felt he could be a “fast track” guy. Meaning, he could be a September callup or a guy to be considered for the rotation next year. He is that good.
They are LOADED with quality arms in the organization right now.
Obviously, not everybody makes it. Injuries, tapping out your potential, etc. goes on with prospects. However, the more quality arms you have in an organization, the better chance of guys breaking through.
Its the story nobody wants to write about the Yankees. How Cashman has rebuilt the farm system. He has done a helluva job on that end of the organization.
Andrew:I think your kind of exaggerating when you say Joba is much less polished.Lets not forget the godly K/BB of 46/3 in Hawaii and the fact that all the walks he has now can be attributed to rust.He doesn’t have Kennedy’s command but the difference in polish is not huge between the two,and he is a better prospect.By the way, some people are saying Joba touched 100 in his second start.
i thought the yanks AAA staff was loaded at the beginning of the year but i think i’ll take the low A staff … kennedy chamberlain marquez and dellin betances when he gets called up from extended spring training. throw in a wang hughes clippard and desalvo, wowsers the next 10 years should be fun for the yanks pitching staff.
i know that not everyone will pan out, but at the very least wang and hughes along with at one or two of those guys. that’d be amazing, a full home grown staff, with the exception of maybe santana … ahhhh i’m getting my hopes up. (its nice to have a minor league squad to be proud of of once)
Kennedy’s night is complete. He walked a guy in the 7th and he was lifted for Anthony Claggett (one of the pitcher acquired in the Sheffield deal) who got the final out of the inning.
6 2/3 innings of 2 hit, shutout ball. Three walks and 10 K’s.
If they hold a 6-0 lead, he will go to 4-1 on the season.
His season numbers are sick:
The Florida State League is known as a pitchers league because of the big ballparks and the humidity, which keeps balls from flying out of the park. Even so, that’s real impressive for a kid who hasn’t been out of college for a full year as of yet.
Definitely a kid who can be a #2 or #3 in a major league rotation. He can really pitch. Not just a thrower.
On the White Sox Radio network- they just said rain is in the forecast until at least 1015 (east coast time)- but they are still planning on playing tonight. Tarp is still on the field. It is going to be a late night.
Good thread, always good to hear about fast track number one draft picks. Imagine he gets the call next year? Seems crazy, but it happens all the time, Jered Weaver and Brandon Morrow to name two off the top of my head.