The LoHud Yankees Blog

A New York Yankees blog by Chad Jennings and the staff of The Journal News


The only Pavano post all spring (promise)

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Feb 16, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Carl Pavano is in camp. He has to be because he’s on the 40-man roster. The Yankees asked him to accept a payoff on the final year of his deal then take a minor-league contract and he refused.

Pavano had surgery last June and almost certainly won’t be ready to pitch until 2009. He’ll be somebody else’s problem then.

To say Pavano is a pariah is an understatement. He asked one of the clubhouse kids for a small box today to store some things he had in his locker. The kid went over to a garbage pail, fished out an orange Nike shoebox, dumped a half-eated sandwich out of it and handed it to Pavano.

None the wiser, the “American Idle” (as the Post calls him), put it in his locker.

When the clubbies hand you garbage, that’s a sign your team has had enough of you.

Comments

comments

 

Advertisement

93 Responses to “The only Pavano post all spring (promise)”

  1. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--27/08 February 16th, 2008 at 12:30 am

    I almost feel bad for him.

    Almost.

  2. Andrea February 16th, 2008 at 12:34 am

    I don’t!

  3. Say it ain't so February 16th, 2008 at 12:37 am

    Watch him get some sort of weird infection because of the half-eaten sandwich that was once in that box.

  4. Matt (In Toronto) February 16th, 2008 at 12:38 am

    Wow, is that actually true?

  5. Bart February 16th, 2008 at 12:38 am

    I for one would love to hear more tales likes these about Carl Pavano. The bizzareness of him being camp seems like a great story.

  6. liz February 16th, 2008 at 12:40 am

    thats kind of a sad story, almost :(

  7. gianthinker February 16th, 2008 at 12:42 am

    Good for that kid. I wish I was him.

  8. Aram February 16th, 2008 at 12:43 am

    Sign that kid !!

  9. Ben February 16th, 2008 at 12:45 am

    Pete, I’m a lawyer, and I don’t understand why he needs to be in camp. I can understand him taking up a roster spot and the team needing him to be on the 40-man roster in order to collect on insurance, but why does he physically need to be in camp, particularly given how uncomfortable the situation must be. I mean, what’s the point?

  10. Peter T February 16th, 2008 at 12:47 am

    I just hope that he doesn’t read this blog, it would be a shame for that kid to get in trouble.

  11. Say it ain't so February 16th, 2008 at 1:04 am

    The kid’s probably Mussina’s cousin or something.

  12. Johnson February 16th, 2008 at 1:10 am

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA…but honestly, that’s kinda sad

  13. Ben February 16th, 2008 at 1:12 am

    The kid is probably the manager’s.

  14. Guiseppe Franco February 16th, 2008 at 1:26 am

    I think the $40M he robbed from the Yankees should be a pretty good consolation prize for the clubbies and teammates treating him badly.

  15. MikeEff - Shelley at First February 16th, 2008 at 1:26 am

    what fun! thanks pete!

  16. Olde Town Glory February 16th, 2008 at 2:07 am

    Remember when Yankees fans were actually excited about him last year?

  17. CaptainsCorner February 16th, 2008 at 2:23 am

    What does he have to “store” in there?!! His bandages, medicine and his million dollar checks? When can I sign up for his job?

  18. jw February 16th, 2008 at 2:37 am

    he’s a con man.

  19. MikeEff - Shelley at First February 16th, 2008 at 2:45 am

    no, i can’t say i remember anyone talking about being excited about him last year.

  20. William February 16th, 2008 at 2:45 am

    come on. he did pitch good against Twins last yr! give him a break.

  21. mel February 16th, 2008 at 2:52 am

    He probably doesn’t want to be there. I’m sure Girardi made him feel welcome.

    C’mon,guys. You gotta cheer for the laundry, even if there’s a stench.

  22. Wouter February 16th, 2008 at 4:15 am

    I don’t know if anybody mentioned this here already, but the people at the insidethebook blog mentioned that it seems like Mitchell didn’t even tell the players why they were being called in for, and so they were more likely to decline his “invitation”. How come the media is just letting this slip by?

    Anyway, I’m glad we can almost get back to baseball…

  23. Darkstrand February 16th, 2008 at 6:09 am

    I’m sure pavano cries himself to sleep every night because of how mean the other people treat him.

    Yes sir I’d hate to have to try to sleep like him ON A PILE OF 40 MILLION DOLLARS!

  24. anderson February 16th, 2008 at 7:16 am

    he cries himself to sleep? thats a good one lol..

  25. PittsburghYankeeFan February 16th, 2008 at 7:52 am

    T Munson:

    McLovin actually has Schilling’s rotator cuff in his mouth…

  26. J-Dawg--Veintisiete en '08 February 16th, 2008 at 7:56 am

    Pavano may or may not be ready to pitch by the year 2014, but seriously, some team will definitely offer him a deal after this season. I can see any of the National League cellar-dwellers (Pirates, Nationals) offering him a one-year incentive laden deal. It’s a market starved for pitching, and this would be the perfect hint of how much desperation that a team has.

  27. Phil February 16th, 2008 at 7:57 am

    Pete, if possible, is there any way you could post about Pavano’s relationship with the other players? Do they ignore him? Are they laughing behind his back? Are they giveing terse greetings and moving on? I know the answer is probably no, but I have to ask.

  28. OldYanksFan February 16th, 2008 at 8:17 am

    Hey Pete – One guy who could be VERY important to the Yankees isn’t getting much play here
    Jonathan Albaladejo
    I hear he too has a weight problem.
    Have you seen him? Did he shed any pounds? How does he look?

  29. Peter Abraham February 16th, 2008 at 8:26 am

    Old Yanks Fan: Spring training is one day old. There are 69 players in camp. Easy on the “Jonathan Albaladejo isn’t getting much play” complaint. On my list of players I need to write about, he wasn’t first. Beyond that, I’d like to see him pitch in a game first.

    He looks like Chris Britton, only Hispanic.

    Phil: They don’t much like him. Yes and Yes.

    Ben: MLB rule, all players on the 40-man get invited to camp regardless of injury status. He came for the free food and per diem and to rehab on the Yankees’ dime.

  30. rover February 16th, 2008 at 8:28 am

    Ben, lmao. of couse you don’t understand it. you’re a lawyer. just kiddin ben, some of my best friends are lawyers. have a great season.

  31. rover February 16th, 2008 at 8:31 am

    Ben, lmao. of couse you don’t understand it. you’re a lawyer. just kiddin ben, some of my best friends are lawyers. have a great season. ok?

  32. murphydog February 16th, 2008 at 8:47 am

    Girardi’s approach to ST sounds like the high school gym teacher that gave you the dry heaves from your workout. Excellent.

    http://www.nypost.com/seven/02....._97927.htm

    The Yankees didn’t acquire Santana or any other big name player in the off season. But consider Girardi a “force multiplier.” If he can get an extra 10% more from each guy on the 40 man, by getting them to keep the switch in the “on” position mentally and physically for an entire season, who needs anybody else?

  33. Mark Alan February 16th, 2008 at 8:48 am

    Check out the Pavano hubris! He’s at Yankees ST because he chooses to be, not because of any rule which says he must be. He knows that Yanks revile him — well, at least Moose — yet he opts to act as if he were an entitled major leaguer. People like Jonathan Albaladejo have to struggle and sweat for the invite while bums like Pavano are entitled.

    As for Pavano pitching for one of the NL basement dwellers (suggested earlier), that is the Pirates’ MO. They’d sign Pavano in part to “mentor” the younger pitchers, so I hope he tells these kids not to “get hurt” until after they’ve signed the big contract.

  34. Ricky Rios February 16th, 2008 at 8:53 am

    Pavano is to baseball what Janet Yarno is to knitting

  35. Rockin' Rich February 16th, 2008 at 9:04 am

    Guess his new agent hasn’t really solved anything. That’s too bad, but Pavano is a putz, so he could have the greatest agent in the world and it wouldn’t matter.

    Or, as a wise man (guy) once said, you can’t turn chicken (droppings) into chicken liver.

    Pass the kreplach. (Burp!)

  36. Bill Porter February 16th, 2008 at 9:50 am

    Jeez Pete, way to rat the kid out; although I imagine someone will pin a medal on him soon if Crumbly Carl doesn’t get to him first. :-)

  37. JBRO February 16th, 2008 at 9:55 am

    I know one of the club house attendants, I hope it was the kid i know.

  38. THU February 16th, 2008 at 10:02 am

    Someone give that clubhouse boy a raise.

  39. Fan in TO February 16th, 2008 at 10:20 am

    Can you imagine how Wang feels having to look at him everyday? It’s crazy to have to keep the physical embodiment of underachieving around.

  40. OldYanksFan February 16th, 2008 at 10:20 am

    Hey Pete – “Easy on the “Jonathan Albaladejo isn’t getting much play” complaint.”

    Buddy… this was NOT directed at you, but rather the entire media, fans, bloggers, etc. This was one of the very few trades the Yankees made this offseason, where we said goodbye to a onetime heralded pitcher, Tyler Clippard.

    I hate to quote anything that is small sample size, and this is really a miniscule sample size, but at the end of last year, in 14.1 innings, the kid posted a 1.88 ERA, 0.63 WHIP and 12 Ks against 2 BBs.

    This kid could be a sleeper.
    He is listed at: 6’5′ / 248 – although the 248 might be generous.
    So Pete, just keep an eye out for him and see if he looked like he slimmed down at all from last year.

  41. Buddy Biancalana February 16th, 2008 at 11:07 am

    How did I get involved in this? Lol

  42. tonyb February 16th, 2008 at 11:23 am

    Rat the kid out? Once the Steins find out about this, they’ll offer him protection and a job for life. That kid is set!

  43. jennifer-Phil Hughes saved!! February 16th, 2008 at 11:28 am

    HA-HA that is too funny! I really hope it is true. What a leach that guy is.

  44. Aroundthemajors February 16th, 2008 at 11:56 am

    well Pavano is a piece of garbage, so I guess it works. I would love to hear more Pavano hating stories, this should be a daily theme for posts.

    http://aroundthemajors.blogspot.com/

  45. Chris February 16th, 2008 at 11:58 am

    I remember the circus-like atmosphere around his free agency and I am glad that you all got him and not the Orioles.

  46. youngtimer February 16th, 2008 at 12:05 pm

    Great story Pete! I can’t think of Pavano without thinking a big FU to him. Ugh. He’s not a team player, so… why does he play a team sport?

  47. Bobby February 16th, 2008 at 12:13 pm

    The Yankees deserve to have Pavano around after they ran off one of the best managers of the modern era in Joe Torre. This is the aura of the Yankees now that Steinbrenner has taken over. He doesn’t want to trade for Johan virtually assuring the division title and the playoffs, but he allows Pavano to be in camp to send the message that we are the new Yankees not to be messed with. To show you I am going haggle with Wang in arbitration but allow non-playing Pavano haunt everyone. The Yankees crap on the ones that help them and pay and keep around the ones that don’t. In this new Hank Steinbrenner era there are no new Yankees….just the same old choke artists with bloated contracts delusions of granduer.

  48. Christina February 16th, 2008 at 12:18 pm

    Pavano is the definition of a bum. I wish we could rid ourselves of him.

  49. Chris February 16th, 2008 at 12:24 pm

    I see Bobby the Red Sox troll is here. Drop dead.

  50. Travis February 16th, 2008 at 12:41 pm

    That is so funny, I was sort of taken aback by the evil laugh-out-loud I did when I read it! Keep ‘em coming, Pete.

  51. Rick February 16th, 2008 at 1:19 pm

    This is the best story I’ve heard in quite some time!!!

    and lol @ “Bobby!”

  52. mike m February 16th, 2008 at 1:58 pm

    I feel bad for the shoebox. I’m sure it would be much happier rotting in some landfill.

  53. CC February 16th, 2008 at 4:58 pm

    i’m sure this is the tip of the iceberg. They went through over a dozen starting pitchers last year. That guy must get hazed like crazy. The whole team probably rubs their jock straps on his clothes while he’s “rehabbing” watching spongebob. loogies in his pasta. steaks off the floor. i wish i could hear more. if paul o’neil was still around that pavano would be running for the hills!!!

  54. Mark S February 16th, 2008 at 5:01 pm

    Why blame Pavano. The Yankees were the one’s who were stupid enough to give $40 Mil to a pitcher who had one good season and had never been healthy. Don’t blame him for a poor investment.

  55. Whitey Fraud February 16th, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    Nice to get the New Age perspective from “Bobby” about the Yanks’ “aura.”

    Just be careful when you have aural sex there, Bobaloo.

  56. GD69 February 16th, 2008 at 6:20 pm

    Jeff Karstens: any word on how he’s doing? i read a few weeks ago that he pitched well for Team USA over the winter. Think he has a shot at 5th starter? if not, can we get someone for him in a trade?

  57. Shawnthecasualfan February 16th, 2008 at 7:05 pm

    Yeah Pavano’s a douche bag. he kicks puppies (but only after peeing on them). I mean sure he doesnt make anymore than more than average pitchers these days, I mean A.J. Burnett makes more and plays equally as little, but who cares, Pavano shouldnt even be classified as human. Oh yeah, and who cares that when a player is on the 60 day disabled list, he can be replaced on the 40 man without penalty, I think I saw Pavano at a White Supremacist rally. He wouldnt even restructure his contract, which never happens in baseball. God I hate that guy.

  58. Johnny_B February 16th, 2008 at 9:20 pm

    I remember how excited Yankee fans were at the Pavano signing especially at how they had prevented the Red Sox from obtaining him. That seems like ages ago.

  59. Yazman February 17th, 2008 at 12:14 am

    But what do readers here really think of Carl Pavano?

  60. el Julio February 17th, 2008 at 12:38 pm

    Bottom line…Pavano sucks

  61. Bluebird February 17th, 2008 at 11:27 pm

    AJ Burnett has actually pitched a fair bit of the last two years–and has pitched quite well (ERA under 4.00). He finished strong last year and can opt out after 2008. I think you’ll see a strong year from him, followed by free agency and a contract in the neighbourhood of 5 years/$100 million.

  62. Dan February 19th, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    “Half-eated”? Who writes this thing, Crackhead Bob from the Stern show?

  63. Paul May 29th, 2008 at 11:05 pm

    Wait, did someone just say that Burnett’s going to get a 5 year 100 million dollar deal? Uhh..no. Not in this free agent market. With CC being a FA, Sheets, Lackey, Penny, Lowe, Perez and several others(some have different options), Burnett may end up with 15 million a year over 4, but I really doubt he gets a 5th year. So MAYBE 5/75. Nowhere near 5/100.

  64. crorkz August 6th, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    XJspwI Great, thanks for sharing this blog article.Thanks Again. Fantastic.

  65. bulk sms marketing in kuwait August 8th, 2014 at 3:02 am

    Enjoyed every bit of your blog post.Much thanks again. Will read on…

  66. Small Business Software Automation for business August 8th, 2014 at 3:35 am

    I am so grateful for your post.Thanks Again. Really Great.

  67. san antonio bail bonds August 8th, 2014 at 5:47 am

    Great, thanks for sharing this article.Really thank you! Keep writing.

  68. meditation August 8th, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    Thanks so much for the blog article.Much thanks again. Fantastic.

  69. RunClick Webinar Software Review August 8th, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    Great, thanks for sharing this article.Really looking forward to read more. Awesome.

  70. Computer repair August 9th, 2014 at 12:03 am

    I cannot thank you enough for the article.Thanks Again. Fantastic.

  71. best credit repair August 9th, 2014 at 1:41 am

    Im obliged for the blog.Thanks Again. Cool.

  72. idm crack key August 9th, 2014 at 8:08 am

    I truly appreciate this blog.Thanks Again.

  73. uJarbIyp August 10th, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    continue tramadol hydrochloride 50mg dosage – tramadol addiction 30 pills a day

  74. i need someone to take my online class August 11th, 2014 at 6:54 am

    Looking forward to reading more. Great article.Much thanks again. Really Cool.

  75. yahoo mail login August 11th, 2014 at 7:06 am

    Thanks so much for the article.Thanks Again. Awesome.

  76. bitcoins trading August 11th, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    A big thank you for your post.Much thanks again. Keep writing.

  77. kaffeevollautomat krups ea 8000 August 12th, 2014 at 11:36 am

    Thanks so much for the article. Really Great.

  78. facebook blaster August 13th, 2014 at 10:04 am

    Thank you for your post.Much thanks again. Really Great.

  79. como reconquistar a mi ex August 13th, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    I value the article post.Really thank you!

  80. their website August 13th, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    Fantastic article post.Much thanks again. Cool.

  81. offres d emploi August 14th, 2014 at 7:05 am

    Hey, thanks for the blog article.Really looking forward to read more. Really Cool.

  82. what sunless tanning lotion is best for pale skin August 14th, 2014 at 10:15 am

    I really like and appreciate your blog article.Thanks Again. Cool.

  83. 4GB spy pen camera August 14th, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    Very good blog article.Really thank you! Much obliged.

  84. bigiotteria online August 15th, 2014 at 6:35 am

    Thanks again for the article post.

  85. colon cleanse detox diet August 15th, 2014 at 7:31 am

    A big thank you for your blog.Really thank you! Really Great.

  86. income August 16th, 2014 at 5:10 am

    Really enjoyed this article. Fantastic.

  87. PR9 August 16th, 2014 at 6:58 am

    Hey, thanks for the post.Really thank you! Much obliged.

  88. cheap Super Alpha reseller August 17th, 2014 at 5:27 am

    I really liked your article post. Awesome.

  89. wiki backlink service August 18th, 2014 at 9:30 am

    This is one awesome blog article.Really looking forward to read more. Fantastic.

  90. Rolling Papers August 18th, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    I think this is a real great blog post. Really Cool.

  91. marine parts August 18th, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    I really like and appreciate your blog post.

  92. baby laundry August 18th, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    Im grateful for the blog.Much thanks again. Awesome.

  93. acai berry side effects August 19th, 2014 at 11:45 am

    This is one awesome article post.Thanks Again. Much obliged.

Leave a comment below


Sponsored by:
 

Search

    Advertisement

    Follow

    Mobile

    Read The LoHud Yankees Blog on the go by navigating to the blog on your smartphone or mobile device's browser. No apps or downloads are required.

Advertisement

Place an ad

Call (914) 694-3581