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Spring training seats on sale Jan. 11

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Jan 03, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Individual seats for spring training games go on sale at 10 a.m. on Jan. 11. Tickets can be purchased at the Legends Field box office or via Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster phone lines or Ticketmaster.com.

Here’s the schedule.

I can’t stress this enough: If you’re planning to go, get your seats on Jan. 11 as Legends Field sells out fast. I’d also look into going to some exhiibition away games when you’re down in Florida. Check out other team sites on MLB.com for their ticket info.

Most of the away games are easy to get to.

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121 Responses to “Spring training seats on sale Jan. 11”

  1. mel January 3rd, 2008 at 6:31 pm

    Gosh. I wish I lived nearby. For those of you who make it to the spring training games, cheer extra hard for me.

  2. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Save the Three Musketeers! January 3rd, 2008 at 6:34 pm

    Pete, I’m gonna be buried in like 20 feet of snow in Syracuse

    Legends field is a bloody dream.

  3. mel January 3rd, 2008 at 6:38 pm

    O.K. I’m back. I can’t run away from my fertile imagination.

    2 parlor games for today. First, word association with MLB players.

    I’ll start off:

    Bartolo Colon=Clown

    Roger Clemens=Unbasted Turkey

    Derek Jeter=Jessica Alba, Mariah Carey, Jessica Biel, Vanessa Minnilo. O.k. you get the idea.

    A-rod=She-male “friend”

    Game #2: How sure are you that Clemens used PEDs?

    I’m at 90%/10% guilty.

  4. Joe Go (Cano fan) January 3rd, 2008 at 6:43 pm

    Too bad I can’t make it this year I’d love to see Joba’s first game starting (if It’s going to happen in spring training they mite just let him pitch a few innings here and there) also check out IPK he might be better than we think

  5. Jeff NJ January 3rd, 2008 at 6:49 pm

    Something else I need to get off my chest. How come Belicheck is eligible to win coach of the year, but Torre is recent years was penalized for having the best team? Every year, despite having the best record or close to it, or coming back from seemingly impossible starts, Torre would never win manager of the year because “the Yankees were supposed to be good”. Well anyone who follows football knows the Patriots had the most talented team going into the year, but yet Belicheck still wins it. Just bugs me.

  6. Blargh January 3rd, 2008 at 6:50 pm

    Wait, how did you get those Colon and A-Rod associations? 0.o

  7. Jack Ransovy January 3rd, 2008 at 6:50 pm

    What’s going on with Kennedy is he starting or are they going to waste him in the minors. If they don’t start him at the beginning of the year at least use him in long relief till they start him.

  8. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Save the Three Musketeers! January 3rd, 2008 at 6:55 pm

    Wasn’t Colon the one with the clown hair?

  9. mel January 3rd, 2008 at 6:56 pm

    Blargh,

    It’s a running gag here about Colon. I mentioned that Colon has clown hair sticking out from under his cap. Then it kind of took on a new meaning when people were talking about naked pullups.

    The A-rod reference is for his blond “friend” he took to the strip club in Toronto. She looks like an American Gladiator (coming back to primetime on NBC!).

  10. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Save the Three Musketeers! January 3rd, 2008 at 6:57 pm

    Jack: I’m thinking they won’t know that decision till Spring Training, when they see what they’ve got.

  11. mel January 3rd, 2008 at 6:59 pm

    Blargh,

    Must’ve got stuck in the spam filter.

    Bartolo=clown’s hair because his hair sticks out from under his hat. It took on a different meaning when we were discussing naked pullups.

    Alex’s Toronto friend in Toronto was pretty husky.

  12. Jack Ransovy January 3rd, 2008 at 7:04 pm

    Rebecca : If Moose proves himself in spring training I guess Kennedy is the first to get a chance at long relief(as opposed to Joba which the yankees said is starting the year as a starter but might change at some point(s) in the season to control innings)

  13. mel January 3rd, 2008 at 7:06 pm

    Kennedy has the most innings, so he would get more starts, no?

    Girardi alluded to some creative solutions to the rotation “situation”.

  14. IPK Fan January 3rd, 2008 at 7:08 pm

    Kennedy has had the most innings of all three he should get more innings in the coming year and if I’m not mistaken he’s older than the other two

  15. Blargh January 3rd, 2008 at 7:09 pm

    Ah, I see

    So would Damon be associated with the naked pullups then?

  16. mel January 3rd, 2008 at 7:10 pm

    Yes, Blargh.

    And Matsui=extensive private video collection

  17. IPK Fan January 3rd, 2008 at 7:11 pm

    Mel . My point exactly. That’s what I understood from what the yankees been saying about controlling innings Kennedy the most innings of the three

  18. Christina January 3rd, 2008 at 7:24 pm

    As someone who has been going to see the Yankees in Tampa for a several years, I suggest for those of you guys heading down there to check out the Phillies spring training complex in Clearwater. The vicinity is absolutely beautiful and is extremely fan friendly. It is also a very short drive from Tampa and the tickets are alot cheaper and easier to come by.

    Does anyone know if the Rays have moved their spring training location? I thought I read a wihle back that they were moving it?

  19. ray January 3rd, 2008 at 7:24 pm

    Hey Mel,
    I hadn’t seen you on here in a few days. I didn’t know whether something happened that depressed you…perhaps on Sunday. I know I am very bad! Just harassing you a wee little bit. Doesn’t make any difference what happened on Sunday, I know the Lakers have a very good basketball team.

  20. Geo Diego January 3rd, 2008 at 7:26 pm

    If there’s a six man rotation then Wang Pettitte and Moose will pitch once in five/six days while the others take turns (example 1st week Hughes and Joba 2nd week Joba and Kennedy 3rd week Kennedy and Hughes 4th week Hughes and Joba again etc…) and thats the way the yanks should go it controls innings plus It’s a five man rotation with six pitchers both sides win

  21. IPK Fan January 3rd, 2008 at 7:32 pm

    Nice idea Geo. I wonder what the yankees think about it.

  22. jay destro January 3rd, 2008 at 7:35 pm

    i will be going to two games this year in florida

  23. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Save the Three Musketeers! January 3rd, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    Jack: TBH, I’d rather see Mussina working long relief. It’s not nice to say, and I have seen Moose pitch in person, but there comes a point in career where you’re simply no longer as good as you used to be. Moose certainly has some good starts left in him, but I can’t see him pitching every five days..

    Long relief, you (hopefully), only have to pitch once a week or once every two weeks…

    (I’m not sure, this might be asking for a lot)

  24. Stephen January 3rd, 2008 at 7:58 pm

    This may not be a popular thought around here, but I think the 2008 will be a huge disappointment unless Moose has a great spring and Chamberlain can move to the 8th inning.

    I hope I’m wrong, but the prospect of Farnsworth/Hawkins/Bruney/Ohlendorf picking up the later innings cannot be good. Add to that a young rotation that will be more dependent than ever on a bullpen because of pitch counts, and it’s a recipe for disaster. Santana will not fix that. And I’ve never bought into the idea that “well, the Yankees will have to win a lot of high-scoring games,” because that also means they’ll lose a lot of high-scoring games.

    For me, finding better arms for the pen is far more important that having a 6-man rotation or Santana is.

  25. Drew January 3rd, 2008 at 8:09 pm

    When individual game seats go on sale for the regular season?

  26. Florida Yank January 3rd, 2008 at 8:10 pm

    Christina -

    This is the last year of the Rays at Al Lang Stadium. They move to a new facility in Port Charlotte in 2009.

  27. Jack Ransovy January 3rd, 2008 at 8:12 pm

    Rebecca : The idea of Moose pitching long relief and not starting is probably out of the question. If the yankees see he’s having problems in spring training they’ll start talking about it then. Besides having Moose in long relief doesn’t solve the problem of innings for the young three. The innings count will also more be about the number of pitches than 5-6 innings a game it will more be like 85-95 pitches a game.

  28. randy l. January 3rd, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    florida yank-
    are the rays going to the old ranger stadium in port charlotte?

  29. Drive 4-5 January 3rd, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    Drew,

    The pre-sale for season ticket holders is Feb 19 – 20. Tix usually go on sale to the general public a couple days later.

  30. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Save the Three Musketeers! January 3rd, 2008 at 8:23 pm

    Jack: You certainly have a point, I keep forgetting about the innings and all of that, though Kenneedy is the one that’s done the most innings, so while he might still have a cap, it’d be less stringent than that for Joba ad Phil

  31. i miss paulie too January 3rd, 2008 at 8:24 pm

    why is it that the yankees never come play the cards/marlins in jupiter or the mets at port st lucie, or the dodgers in vero beach. they avoid the area like they were expecting a huricane. I have a place to stay in jupiter and i dont mind driving a bit but every spring i go down there and the nearest they ever come is to the west coast or this year, miami. remember they spent like 30 years in ft lauderdale before moving to tampa.

  32. Florida Yank January 3rd, 2008 at 8:24 pm

    Randy -

    The same site as the old stadium the Rangers once had but completely reconstructed, top to bottom.
    There is no better venue than Legends Field. As state-of-the-art as it gets in Florida. More seats added this year in right field.

  33. James (Santana ??) January 3rd, 2008 at 8:26 pm

    I read a rumor that said if Santana is not dealt before spring training the pitcher won’t let himself be traded. Is this a fact?

  34. i miss paulie too January 3rd, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    i expect that the yanks will give moose and karstens every chance to grab that 5th spot in the rotation to start the season so kennedy can limit his innings and work on a more regular schedule, then bring him up the 1st time anyone misses a start.

  35. Faiaz January 3rd, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    Clemens’ lidocaine story which is an excuse bought from fellow cheater Palmeiro reminds me of a mix between that Seinfeld episode where Elaine fails a drug test because she had a bagel with poppy seeds and that other Seinfeld episode where Elaine’s boss, Mr. Peterman buys Kramer’s life stories so he could use them on his biography.

  36. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Save the Three Musketeers! January 3rd, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    James: Only rumor.

  37. Jack Ransovy January 3rd, 2008 at 8:31 pm

    Rebecca : My point exactly Moose is going to start as a starter while Kennedy will either start on this 3 week cycle idea or play long relief in the beginning sending him back to the minors is a bad idea.

  38. randy l. January 3rd, 2008 at 8:35 pm

    florida yank-
    thanks . i have some fond memories in that stadium. i once saw brien taylor strike out 14 in 7 innings there when he was a can’t miss with the yankees. it was one of the most dominating performances i’ve ever seen.
    the catcher couldn’t even catch him.

  39. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Save the Three Musketeers! January 3rd, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    Jack: Still nice to have the luxury

  40. Geo Diego January 3rd, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    Moose or Karstens 5th spot? Why do you think they’re giving Karsten a starting spot?

  41. i miss paulie too January 3rd, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    jack – i disagree, why would u put kennedy, whos never pitched out of the bullpen into a strange situation if u expect to end up using him in the rotation later in the season. let kennedy start in scranton for the 1st few weeks of the season, give moose or karstens the irregular 5th spot (due to weather and off-days) and believe me, they’ll need to bring iak up by the end of april anyway and if he’s ready (he sure looked it at the end of last season) hell take his place in ny and start 23 times by the end

  42. i miss paulie too January 3rd, 2008 at 8:40 pm

    btw, if moose looks good in spring, dont be suprised to see the yanks try to trade him to philly, the mets or somewhere else he might agree to waive his ntc for

  43. Jack Ransovy January 3rd, 2008 at 8:42 pm

    Rebecca : We’re stacked with RHP prospects that’s great now we need to start building some LHPs and middle Infs and our farm system will be complete.

  44. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Save the Three Musketeers! January 3rd, 2008 at 8:46 pm

    Jack: the middle infs especially

  45. Jack Ransovy January 3rd, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    Using Kennedy in the minors as a starter doesn’t solve the innings count. Either check out how he does in long relief in spring training or do the 3 week cycle idea.

  46. i miss paulie too January 3rd, 2008 at 8:50 pm

    the mlb draft isnt like the nfl draft, you dont even consider drafting by position, you just pick the most talented guy on the board, not the best lefthanded pitcher or middle infielder available. some teams pass on guys who they think will demand large bonuses or who need or have recently had surgery, which is where the yankess swoop in and grab a joba or an iak, but other than that, position means nothing in the draft

  47. Jack Ransovy January 3rd, 2008 at 8:52 pm

    Rebecca : You’re right LHPs is not a sure need (still it would be nice) but middle Infs other than Betemet and Gonzalez is a must as replacements.

  48. Boston Dave January 3rd, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    My idea is to use Chien-Ming Wang, Andy Pettitte and Mike Mussina as fulltime starters, with Joba Chamberlain, Phil Hughes and Ian Kennedy rotating through the rotation. Chamberlain and Hughes would start the first time through the rotation, then Chamberlain and Kennedy, then Hughes and Kennedy, then back to Chamberlain and Hughes. During the five-game stretches when they aren’t a part of the rotation, Chamberlain, Hughes and Kennedy would be available for use once out of the bullpen, pitching no more than two innings.

    This idea was posted on SWB Yankees Blog weeks ago.

  49. Boston Dave January 3rd, 2008 at 8:56 pm

    Geo should give credit to where he got the idea from:

    http://emedia.thetimes-tribune.....ation.aspx

  50. Jack Ransovy January 3rd, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    Boston Dave : That’s basicly what the 3 week rotation idea is. It looks like more and more like this idea most.

  51. Boston Dave January 3rd, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    Jack, it wasnt my idea… just giving credit where due (not to geo)

  52. YankeeJosh January 3rd, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    On the YES hot stove show tonight they had the Yankees projected rotation (as of now) as Wang, Pettitte, Hughes, Joba, Kennedy. Heyman said scouts were telling him Mussina had nothing left. If you believe the Yanks spin, Moose doesn’t have much of a role on the team this year.

  53. NJ January 3rd, 2008 at 9:02 pm

    Look the tickets sell out fast, but you can almost always get tickets from ticketmaster online a couple of days before the game. Last year I bought tickets to the opener off of ticketmaster the night before the first game of the spring.

  54. Boston Dave January 3rd, 2008 at 9:02 pm

    YankeeJosh – thats interesting… we’ll see how it plays out.

  55. i miss paulie too January 3rd, 2008 at 9:04 pm

    guys, as much as i love chad jennings log, that idea is crazy! the young pitchers have been starting every 5th day since they came to the pros, and will be used that way for the rest of thier careers if they make it, the yanks arent gonna mess with some crazy scheme where they’ll be on irregular rest and pitching from both the bullpen and in the rotation. they wouldnt even do that to an experienced mlb pitcher unless they were desparate. the innings logjam is likely to work itself out, as injuries and ineffectiveness will limit them along the way, and starting one of the young guys in the minors and limiting him to 5 innings/start will help too, but they’re not gonna mess with thier 5th day routine like that

  56. Geo Diego January 3rd, 2008 at 9:05 pm

    Boston Dave I hope you believe me but I never read the SWB Yankees Blog I just thought of the idea out of common sense how to get six guys with three that need their innings (pitching count) counted into a five man rotation style. I never meant to discredit anyone. Good to know others think alike.

  57. YankeeJosh January 3rd, 2008 at 9:05 pm

    Off-topic, but I think it’s a bit hypocritical of the press and the baseball writers to keep out suspected steroid users from the Hall of Fame (McGwire, Bonds, potentially Clemens) for cheating while simultaneously awarding a proven cheater like Bill Belichick, who was disciplined by the league, as AP coach of the year. I know it’s two different organizations, but it’s the same press corps. I have no problem with the way the NFL handled the spygate saga but in no way does Belichick deserve to get rewarded for it.

  58. mel January 3rd, 2008 at 9:05 pm

    ray,

    I was sick about that game. I went to dinner so I didn’t see it. Good thing. Can’t believe that the org. made them wear the throw-back shorts. They lost their mojo like Austin Powers. Maybe we can meet up in the finals, huh?

  59. mel January 3rd, 2008 at 9:12 pm

    YankeeJosh,

    Know what else is funny? That the Jets turned in the Patriots for doing the same thing they did.

    I agree with you that something’s not quite right about it, but it’s a testament to how impressive a job he did with that team. He won in spite of the black eye.

    And yes, Torre never won with his all-star teams, but managing in baseball is not about x’s & o’s. And I think they want to see who can get the most out of their team with the least to work with. eg. Joe Girardi. If he gets a team with 3/5 of its starters under the age of 22 into the playoffs, he’ll get the award.

    btw, Torre definitely knows something. He’s mum on the McNamee/Clemens debacle.

  60. Boston Dave January 3rd, 2008 at 9:12 pm

    if you say its a coincidence…

    Geo (01/03):
    example 1st week Hughes and Joba 2nd week Joba and Kennedy 3rd week Kennedy and Hughes 4th week Hughes and Joba again

    SWB (12/17):
    Chamberlain and Hughes would start the first time through the rotation, then Chamberlain and Kennedy, then Hughes and Kennedy, then back to Chamberlain and Hughes.

    I guess it is.

  61. Boston Dave January 3rd, 2008 at 9:14 pm

    mel,

    Torre prob should know something. but just because he is mum doesnt mean he does. he is mum on EVERYTHING controversial.

  62. Greg Cohen January 3rd, 2008 at 9:14 pm

    Some brand new shots of the new stadium

    http://slidingintohome.blogspo.....adium.html

  63. Yanksrule57 January 3rd, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    I’ve gone to a ST game the last two years and the tickets have sold out within three hours each time. However, my brother who has lived in the area for many years tells me that there are always tickets for sale outside the stadium.
    Legends Field is one of the best ST experiences. Clean stadium, good concessions and a terrific team store.
    I was in town last weekend for the Bucs game, and there is a major renovation in progress. They are adding a large party deck in the right field bleacher area. It looks great so far and would be great for having a group party.

  64. Jack Ransovy January 3rd, 2008 at 9:17 pm

    I miss paulie : Your idea has Kennedy pitching 5 innings a start while this 3 week idea (whoever made it up) has all the pitchers pitching in the majors where they’re needed and keeps them in shape while they are out of the rotation by using them in long relief.

  65. mel January 3rd, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    Yanksrule,

    Did your brother snag playoff tickets? I read that the Bucs tried to block out-of-staters from buying tix, but they lifted the restriction.

  66. i miss paulie too January 3rd, 2008 at 9:23 pm

    Damn, i cant wait for the new stadium! i have to say ill never forget how dissappointed i was the 1st time i walked into the rebuilt yankee stadium (in what ’75?) the old park had that gorgeous roof with the facade all the way around and they’d hang the pennants up there! it was so gorgeous! the new one’s only advantage was that they had removed the girders from the lower deck but it just wasnt the same. seeing the facade going up around the uppper deck where it belongs warms my heart!

  67. mel January 3rd, 2008 at 9:23 pm

    They’ll never do it, but I like my idea of having Hughes pitch 5 innings with Joba finishing the game for him. Joba would essentially be “relieving, setting up, and closing” while building up his IP. Then, if there’s an injury or one of the other pitchers needs a “breather” (Moose) then you’ll still have 5 starters. Crazy idea, but it would work in a perfect world.

  68. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Save the Three Musketeers! January 3rd, 2008 at 9:23 pm

    Hell, I’m jealous of anyone that can be in Florida that time of year.

    You all need to experience a Syracuse winter to see where I’m coming from…

    The chill today? We celebrate when it gets that warm!

  69. Geo Diego January 3rd, 2008 at 9:24 pm

    Boston Dave I just checked it out. Thanks. We’ll see if the yankees do this great idea.

  70. Yanksrule57 January 3rd, 2008 at 9:25 pm

    mel,

    No, but he got luxury box seats for last weeks game. I never knew how great an experience that would be. Club lounge, private restroom, well stocked bar, good food. It was terrific. And then, around the third quarter, they called everyone out to the hallway for a dessert cart and we got to choose a dessert. Who knew? I owe him big-time for that one. But hey, I practically raised him (I’m 7 years older) so maybe we’re even.

  71. i miss paulie too January 3rd, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    guys, give up on the stupid 6 man rotation idea, its not gonna happen, especially with a rookie manager and pitching coach. the yanks have way too much invested in these guys, especially if they pass on the santana trade. also, you cant use your bullpen in the regular season the way you do in spring training where you pull the starter whos doing well to get the next guy his work cause its his day. thats crazy

  72. Blargh January 3rd, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    I like the idea of splitting a game between Hughes and Joba
    Unfortunately it’s too different to be actually used…well, unless Girardi’s got something up his sleeve

  73. Yanksrule57 January 3rd, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    mel,

    I don’t think the Bucs have to worry about Giants fans filling the stadium. The game I saw was meaningless, everyone knew the starters would not be playing and yet the place was packed with Garnet and Pewter wearing Bucs fanatics. Go Bucs,Beat NY!

  74. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Save the Three Musketeers! January 3rd, 2008 at 9:33 pm

    I picked the Giants, but that’ll be a close game.

    I can’t wait to see Jacksonville put the beatdown on Pittsburgh, and I like Pittsburgh.

  75. mel January 3rd, 2008 at 9:33 pm

    Blargh,

    I’m sure that Nardi Contreras (did they promote him?) will help Girardi map it all out. It’ll be interesting. Can you imagine how the media vultures are going to rip whatever plan they map out? Look what they did with the Joba Rules.

    YanksRule,

    I know! It was hilarious to read. But at least Andrew Cuomo got his name in the news.

  76. IPK Fan January 3rd, 2008 at 9:33 pm

    I miss paulie The 3 week thing is a great idea it can work out great for the team and next year when moose’s contract is over they can all pitch normally. I’d much rather having this idea than having Karstens as the 5th starter. Karstens is good but we shouldn’t start him unless someone gets injured.

  77. Yanksrule57 January 3rd, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    Rebecca,

    My primary residence is in Jacksonville and talking to my friends who have been here a long time, they think this team is for real. They are nasty on defense and they like to run the ball down your throat. That said, it is difficult to beat a team on their home field twice in one year. But I still like the Jags to win in a close one.

  78. i miss paulie too January 3rd, 2008 at 9:38 pm

    i can just see the papers the 1st time the yanks pull joba whos winning to go to kennedy and lose the game! and then when one of these guys has a bad outing after a bullpen stint! HOLY COW! does anyone think that joe girardi, brian cashman or dave eiland would even think of using this plan, c’mon its a fantasy.

    im sure the NY Post is dying to see the yanks try something like this!
    mel, contreras works out of tampa, they promoted dave eiland from scranton as pitchnig coach

  79. susan mullen January 3rd, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    I’ve also experienced spring training games, but they’re nothing compared to team workouts and intrasquad games. To top it off, the latter are free. I’ve sat in the front row with a clear view of players, watched bullpen workouts, seen casual stuff go on all at close range. That all starts when pitchers and catchers report. I like walking around the parking lot at Legends Field and seeing where the license plates are from. The idea mentioned here about checking out other teams’ spring fax is good.

  80. Yanksrule57 January 3rd, 2008 at 9:41 pm

    mel,

    “I know! It was hilarious to read. But at least Andrew Cuomo got his name in the news.”

    Ha! That guy is the second most camera loving pol in NY. The first is Chuckie Schumer. :)

  81. mel January 3rd, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    Yanksrule,

    Where does the guy chasing Jeter rate? What’s his name?

  82. i miss paulie too January 3rd, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    yanks 57, thats only because rudy the ambulance chaser is out of state , somebody said hes running for something but i dont see him showing up in any polls!

  83. IPK Fan January 3rd, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    I miss paulie It seems that for you when the yankees say they have three great prospects HJK stands for Hughes, Joba, Karstens not Kennedy. Well you might not like the idea but any pitcher thats winning and then another pitcher comes in and loses is bad but that doesn’t mean the 1st pitcher should have been left in or that the idea of Joba Hughes Kennedy taking some long relief innings is a bad idea. Still didn’t see a pitcher with no runs allowed ever.

  84. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Save the Three Musketeers! January 3rd, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    Yanksrule: Jacksonville’s just one of those teams that rubs me the right way, if you know what I mean.

  85. i miss paulie too January 3rd, 2008 at 9:56 pm

    anybody who thinks the yankees will try this sceme hasnt been around the yankees long enough. Girardi comes in a rookie manager already under the suspicion that he wrecked the marlins staff, and you guys think hes gonna try something thats never been tried in the majors in his 1st year. and in New York.
    also nardi contreras who has been in charge of these guys development and is one of the most conservative pitching coaches and who wrote the joba rules, will go along with it.
    NOT GONNA HAPPEN KIDS!

  86. mel January 3rd, 2008 at 10:06 pm

    i miss paulie too,

    We’re just playing around here, nothing serious. We’re just trying to come up with scenarios because what we all want to happen (showing Moose the door) will not happen and should not happen. He’s a vet and should be treated with respect. Now he knows he must pitch well or not pitch at all. Torre and Cashman already opened the door to the barn on that one.

    Regardless, we are talking about a 6-man rotation. Just not in the traditional sense of pitching every 6th day. The fact of the matter is that we have 6 good starting pitchers and it’s a good thing that some are on IP restrictions or someone would be spinning their wheels in Scranton.

    We see what you’re saying, but Girardi already said in his press conference they’re going to get creative because they essentially have a six-man rotation.

  87. mel January 3rd, 2008 at 10:10 pm

    BTW, Cashman saw what happened to the Red Sox in 2005 when they were arrogant and thought they had enough pitching to the point they let Bronson Arroyo go. You can never have too much pitching.

  88. IPK Fan January 3rd, 2008 at 10:13 pm

    Mel You couldn’t have said it better. Girardi said we need to get creative and this one is pretty creative. Besides we don’t want Wang Pettitte and Moose waiting a week between starts so this plan takes case of that.

  89. mel January 3rd, 2008 at 10:14 pm

    IPK,

    Can you explain the plan to me? I’m very sloooowww.

  90. IPK Fan January 3rd, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    ‘takes care of that’

  91. Jesse January 3rd, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    Rebecca

    It’s all relative. I am currently residing about 40 miles north of Tampa and the temps last night fell into the low 20′s and it felt like hell had froze over.

    I was residing in Hawaii back in late March of 07 and the overnight low one of my first nights living there fell to 60 degrees and that was an all time low for them and believe me it felt very frigid there that evening.

    Point is; when you live in a tropical weather area your blood thins out much more than in the northern areas thus it feels a lot colder.

    By the way I spent a year once during a weekend visit to Watertown, NY one winter and that was enough for me.

    You have my condolences.

  92. ray January 3rd, 2008 at 10:17 pm

    Actually a number of teams are at least exploring the possibility of going with six man rotations (or some variation of that) for this next year including the Red Sox.

  93. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Save the Three Musketeers! January 3rd, 2008 at 10:17 pm

    Jesse–Watertown? OUCH!

  94. IPK Fan January 3rd, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    Mel You didn’t get the plan or you’re just messing around?

  95. mel January 3rd, 2008 at 10:20 pm

    IPK,

    I read something, it wasn’t clear. Then someone put a link. Then someone said “coincidental”. Didn’t have the energy to figure it out (I like my plan best). :)

    So, can you explain it in very simple, clear sentences?

  96. mel January 3rd, 2008 at 10:20 pm

    ray!

    I answered your taunt.

  97. mel January 3rd, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    Ugh. Spam filter.

    Ray,

    http://yankees.lhblogs.com/200.....ent-236524

  98. ray January 3rd, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    Mel
    “taunt” is a very strong word. LOL I think it would be great for them to meet up in the finals this year!

  99. mel January 3rd, 2008 at 10:28 pm

    ray,

    Yeah, but the C’s gotta wear throwback shorts, too.

    Who’s your six-man rotation?

  100. IPK Fan January 3rd, 2008 at 10:28 pm

    Mel It’s pretty simple. Wang, Pettitte and Moose all pitch normally (once in every six days) Hughes Joba and Kennedy each start two out of three weeks. Example: 1st week Hughes and Chamberlain 2nd week Chamberlain and Kennedy 3rd week Kennedy and Hughes 4th week back to 1st week. The weeks they are not pitching in the rotation they can be used in long relief. Simple enough?

  101. mel January 3rd, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    IPK,

    Yes, now I understand. But IPK can carry a full load. That’s why my plan is better. :)

  102. ray January 3rd, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    Mel,
    We will see what the C’s do against Detroit this weekend. That is one of the three losses for them and Detroit is playing well.

    As for Boston’s six man rotation right now it would be Beckett, Dice-K, Schilling, Wakefield, Bucholtz, and Lester. Of course that changes if something happens with Santana as would also be the case with the Yankees.

  103. IPK Fan January 3rd, 2008 at 10:38 pm

    Mel I agree that IPK is ready to handle a regular season but I do understand the yankees making sure not to push the threes limits we are hoping to win the world series.

  104. Drive 4-5 January 3rd, 2008 at 10:41 pm

    A question to Peter or amyone else who might know:

    How are Hall of Fame votes allocated between each major league city? Do some teams have more votes than others?

  105. mel January 3rd, 2008 at 10:44 pm

    Ray,

    LOL. Tell me the truth. Do people in Boston really think they have a better package than the Yankees?

    IPK,

    Don’t you know the rules? All bets are off in the playoffs. You pitch regardless of IP. The Sox used that excuse with Bucky because of (shhh!) shoulder fatigue. j/k Ray.

  106. mel January 3rd, 2008 at 10:47 pm

    Drive,

    Pete explained that you need 10 years membership in the BBWAA. I don’t think it’s based on geography like the MVP voting.

  107. mel January 3rd, 2008 at 10:48 pm

    Okay, I’ll shut up now.

  108. Tony Womack Should Be Our Left Fielder Again January 3rd, 2008 at 10:48 pm

    When do regular season tickets go on sale?

  109. Drive 4-5 January 3rd, 2008 at 10:55 pm

    Thanks mel,

    Rob Neyer says the only reason Jim Rice is even considered for the HOF is because there are so many East coast/New England based voters. I was wondering if he’s right or if it’s just Midwest paranoia.

    I despised Rice’s surliness and the team he played for. But I’m of a mind that he does belong in the HOF. I know he sure scared the daylights out of me when he came to bat against the Yanks for a good 10 years.

  110. $ January 3rd, 2008 at 11:11 pm

    Anybody know how much tickets are?

    Thanks.

  111. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Save the Three Musketeers! January 3rd, 2008 at 11:11 pm

    I tend to agree with Mel, I think Ian, if he stays healthy, can have the better part of a whole season in him.

  112. Andrea January 3rd, 2008 at 11:13 pm

    Tony Womack: to the general public, I believe it’s February 29.

  113. Andrea January 3rd, 2008 at 11:15 pm

    I think the Yankees might go easy on Kennedy because of the back strain at the end of the season after his most innings pitched yet.

    Just my thoughts.

  114. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Save the Three Musketeers! January 3rd, 2008 at 11:21 pm

    Dude, Pete’s on Wikipedia

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B.....of_America

  115. mel January 3rd, 2008 at 11:25 pm

    Very interesting (from Wikipedia):

    The New York Times [138] and Washington Post [139] writers have both stated that they are no longer permitted to vote by their employers. The Los Angeles Times has a similar policy [140], though it appears to be negotiable.

  116. Buddy Biancalana January 3rd, 2008 at 11:27 pm

    Dudette, that’s kewl.

  117. MikeinBH January 3rd, 2008 at 11:37 pm

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01.....ref=slogin

    Looks like a tug of war between Hank and Hal/Cashman over whether or not to make the trade. Yanks know the deal would be Hughes, Cabrera, Marquez and another prospect (Hilligoss?). Meanwhile, A-Rod has been privately pushing for the Yanks to sign Mike Cameron if they trade Melky. Cameron will miss the first 25 games after testing positive for PED’s. But if he would take a 1-year, $4M deal to hold the fort until Austin Jackson is ready for 2009, I would do it. He still plays a mean CF, has RH-power (which the Yanks are lacking despite A-Rod) and can still steal a base or two.

  118. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Save the Three Musketeers! January 3rd, 2008 at 11:49 pm

    mel: I saw that too!

    I understand it, though, with the huge paper markets and the importance of not being biased…but still…

  119. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Save the Three Musketeers! January 4th, 2008 at 12:29 am

    Oh, come on, guys, it’s not even 12.30, I can’t possibly be the last one awake!

  120. Noone to talk to January 4th, 2008 at 1:04 am

    So no ones here now’s the time to ask pete what he thinks. Do you (pete) that the yankees will go with this 3 week thing (two weeks rotation one week long relief) for the young guys Or what do you think they will do?

  121. Noone to talk to January 4th, 2008 at 1:08 am

    Do you (pete) think that …

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