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Betemit to disabled list

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Apr 14, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

INF Wilson Betemit has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a case of conjunctivitis (pink eye).

That clears room on the 25-man roster. No word on the 40-man move yet.

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81 Responses to “Betemit to disabled list”

  1. CB April 14th, 2008 at 3:14 pm

    QUESTION: when is the earliest the Yankees can promote Shelley? ”

    10 days from the day he was sent down. That’s the minimum stay when you are optioned.

    However, you can come up earlier to fill in for an injury.

    So if the yankees wanted to they could bring up Shelley to fill in for Betemit after they’d put betemit on the DL.

    Humberto Sanchez is a terrific prospect – not just good. Before he was hurt he was a shade below an elite level arm.

    And the main thing holding him back was the recurrent elbow problems.

    Some guys come back from TJ worse. But some come back better.

    I was always surprised to see Sanchez only throwing 92-94 when he was in AA. He’s just a massive kid and looks like he’d throw much harder.

    I’m betting with him that after TJ he’ll pick up a few MPH. He was literally throwing 93-94 in AA with an ligament that looked like a rubber band. When they opened him up his ligatment was much, much worse than what they thought from the MRI. Despite that he was dominating guys in AA for a good part of the season.

    Same thing for Andrew Brackman – he was throwing 93-95 for a while even after his elbow started to hurt.

  2. gayle April 14th, 2008 at 3:15 pm

    I still say wave goodbye to Carl we have to pay him anyway so at this point why not let him help us he certainly hasnt helped us at all up to this point.

    I will ask again the question I asked last night. When will the team be able to re-slot our starters to have Andy move up so we dont have Moose, Hughes and Kennedy all back to back and killing the pen.

  3. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 April 14th, 2008 at 3:15 pm

    15 day DL for pink eye.

    ….Right.

  4. Brandon (supporting the new movement "Alex being Alex") April 14th, 2008 at 3:16 pm

    “with a case of conjunctivitis (pink eye) ? ”

    WTF is that ?

  5. pat April 14th, 2008 at 3:17 pm

    Pavano isn’t on the 40 man so waving goodbye to him does us no good right now.

  6. S.A.-Phil Hughes is Saved and will be fine! Goodness.. April 14th, 2008 at 3:17 pm

    Let’s just win tonight’s game

  7. Jeff NJ April 14th, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    Oh man, Wilson, get well really really soon, I mean two three months while we ride the A-Gonz train. Get your resume together.

  8. Stephen April 14th, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    Sounds like a fake-out so they can bring Duncan back.

  9. JR Yankees April 14th, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    Way to be a team player Betemit..doing what’s best for the team. Now we’ve got a spot open for Moeller without putting Molina on the DL.

  10. Drew April 14th, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    pink eye is another term for can’t hit for sh……

  11. Clay Buchholz stole my laptop (aka Joe) April 14th, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    “Humberto Sanchez is a terrific prospect – not just good. Before he was hurt he was a shade below an elite level arm.”

    For anyone who hasn’t seen it, there’s a great youtube clip of Sanchez from the Futures Game about 2 years ago. The guy looks like a monster with great stuff.

  12. tony April 14th, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    CB, I believe since someone was put on the DL he could be brought up right away. Otherwise I think they have to wait at least 10 days to recall him.

  13. CB April 14th, 2008 at 3:19 pm

    “Andy move up so we dont have Moose, Hughes and Kennedy all back to back and killing the pen.”

    Gayle,

    I brought that exact point up in spring training. They originally had the rotation slotted Wang, Pettite, Moose, Hughes, Kennedy.

    The rotation got disrupted with Andy’s injury but the order is not different because now Andy is slotted at #5 and Wang still #1.

    I thought that this was going to be a problem and it’s become one.

    With the schedule for this month they can’t make any changed. Have to wait for a rain out or the next open date.

  14. MikeEff -Bring Shelley Back April 14th, 2008 at 3:20 pm

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conjunctivitis

    you never had pink eye before brandon?

  15. Jeff NJ April 14th, 2008 at 3:20 pm

    Clay got a link?

  16. mel April 14th, 2008 at 3:20 pm

    pat,

    lol on the Bruney comeback. Bruney was so good when we first picked up off the trash heap and then he went through some weird stuff last year with frustrations, I guess. So, that’s why I say it’s good, but enjoy it while it lasts. Maybe shorter spurts because he can have flashes of brilliance.

    I want all our of guys to succeed so I wish him the best.

  17. Brandon (supporting the new movement "Alex being Alex") April 14th, 2008 at 3:21 pm

    “For anyone who hasn’t seen it, there’s a great youtube clip of Sanchez from the Futures Game about 2 years ago. The guy looks like a monster with great stuff.”

    yes it was a great clip until MLB removed it from Youtube the only video up there is Hughes vs Tabata which soon will be pulled too CB.. anyway Sanchez got 3 big outs in that video Kendrick,Bruce and Drew I think

  18. Sterling Steiner April 14th, 2008 at 3:22 pm

    tonight’s lineup is gonna look like this:

    Moeller C
    Giambi 1B
    Cano 2B
    A-Rod 3B
    Jeter/Gonzo SS
    Matsui/Damon LF
    Cabrera CF
    Abreu RF

  19. Rocco April 14th, 2008 at 3:22 pm

    OK, who farted on his pillow?

  20. pat April 14th, 2008 at 3:22 pm

    Brandon

    It’s an infection of the inner eye lid. Very popular in the petri dishes of grade school classrooms. Antibiotics does the trick but for a contact lens wearer, it’s more annoying.

  21. mel April 14th, 2008 at 3:23 pm

    Brandon,

    Pink eye is what you get when you share eyeliner.

    It’s highly contagious and can be contracted through contact or even from using the same towels. Eye drops take care of it in a few days, though.

    If we didn’t have so many roster issues, he’d probably just stay away from the park for a few days. This really is a case of making a mountain out of molehill.

  22. Jon April 14th, 2008 at 3:23 pm

    Great-my 1 year old daughter and Wilson have a lot in common.

  23. CB April 14th, 2008 at 3:24 pm

    Sanchez was awesome in the futures game.

    He’s a good example of a guy whose fastball appears to hitters to be much faster than what it’s actually clocked at.

    If you look at that video of Sanchez notice the terrific downwards plane he throws from. That’s what makes his fastball so good. He’s 6’5 – 6’6 and throws like it. So it’s not just the speed but how he gets the ball low into the zone consistently.

    In that respect Sanchez’s fastball behaves like Joba’s (but slower). They both generate a strong downwards plane and keep the ball low in the zone.

  24. Brandon (supporting the new movement "Alex being Alex") April 14th, 2008 at 3:24 pm

    oh get the lasik surgery already

  25. Drive 4-5 April 14th, 2008 at 3:24 pm

    I think the Yanks should replace Betemit with another reliever. Betemit and Ensberg’s spot on the roster have been a waste. One of them should go and open up the opportunity for a 13 man pitching staff. We’re getting be to the point where arms have to be protected. I can see Ross Ohlendorf becoming Scott Proctor.

  26. S.o.S.27 April 14th, 2008 at 3:25 pm

    I posted this on an earlier thread and wanted your thoughts on it.

    I have a question to ask everyone. I saw Buckholts and Hughes pitch this weekend. I came out of it thinking that Buckholts stuff just seems criper. Hughes has been up and down since he’s come to the bigs. I know the leg injury had alot to do with his downs. It seems like after his injury, he has had trouble with his control. Not sure if he changed something in his delivery. But i know coming from the minors he was supposed to have pin point control and i havnt seen much of it.

    So here it is. If this was another pitcher from the minors like Wright or Clippard for example. Would we be looking for him to be demoted to the minors? Honestly? I have been a big fan of Hughes. But i just wonder if we ignore his flaws because he is supposed to be our future ace/franchise. Potential doesnt guarantee anything in sports. Again im not trying to bash him. Just want to know if we’re a bit blind here and bias towards him.

  27. Doreen April 14th, 2008 at 3:25 pm

    CB -

    Might the degree of success after TJ surgery have to do with the motivation of the player involved, at least to some extent? I have heard that what truly makes the TJ surgery so successful is the post-surgery rehab. So might those players who fully commit to the rehab, and fully commit to changing their mechanics (for lack of better knowledge of what’s involved) end up with the best chances for success?

    But, also, if a player doesn’t have success after TJ, could it mean that whatever changes in those mechanics needed to be made adversely affected the natural talent the pitcher had?

    And, is it a toss-up as to who will rebound after TJ? Or can they guess with some degree of accuracy who has a better chance for post-surgical success?

  28. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 April 14th, 2008 at 3:25 pm

    I think Brandon was remarking on the fact that going on the DL for pink eye has got to raise some eyebrows.

  29. S.o.S.27 April 14th, 2008 at 3:25 pm

    mel
    April 14th, 2008 at 2:59 pm
    SoS,

    Are you ignoring me?

    Did i miss a post or something?

  30. mel April 14th, 2008 at 3:25 pm

    Jon,

    You mean she can’t hit from the right side? Just kidding!

  31. Andrea April 14th, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    That’s a new one.

  32. pat April 14th, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    mel

    LOL. I didn’t heed the warning when I was 18. My mom was the warner and the athlete was a really cute football player I was dating. But I digress.

    Older and smarter this time!

  33. Jeff NJ April 14th, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    they basically did, they added Alby.

  34. mel April 14th, 2008 at 3:27 pm

    SoS,

    lol. I’m just kidding. You usually start up a convo about roundball, so I was just teasing. ;)

  35. CB April 14th, 2008 at 3:32 pm

    Doreen,

    You’re right. The rehab has a lot to do with it. Generally the problem isn’t velocity it’s command. That happens because it’s almost inevitable that a pitcher’s mechanics will change both from the surgery and the layoff.

    So the post surgical routine is very important. The yank’s have been very happy with Sanchez’s committment post operatively to his regimen. He even continued working out through during his honeymoon.

    I personally think it also has to do with the organization and their coaching infrastructure.

    One of the good things with all the guys they’ve had out with TJ is that the yankees have a real program set up for their rehab – the workouts, the coachhing and how much to make them work during games during the comeback.

    That kind of stuff matters. All organizations have strengths. The yankees do an unbelievable job developing pitching prospects. Look at the Pirates – they are horrendous at it (pitiful).

    Ultimately it’s a lot of actors but a lot of random chance as well.

    When they drafted Sean Henn he was clocked as throwing 99 mph.

    He came back throwing 92-93 and could never learn how to pitch with less velocity.

    Unfortunate and I don’t know how much you can predict these things.

  36. mel April 14th, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    Can someone (CB!) summarize the moves and who will be coming and going?

    So far I’ve got:

    *Jose down, Moeller up (no word on 40 man move yet)
    *Joba on bereavement list, Albadalejo up
    *Betemit down for 15 days, clearing one space

    So what happens, Shelley comes back up because someone is “injured”? He certainly deserves it.

    Also, only a 2 game set and Boston on Wednesday. Matchups?

  37. Berk32 April 14th, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    Joba went on the bereavement list – that cleared a spot on the 40-man

  38. gayle April 14th, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    Pat you are right he is already on the 60. However according to Yankees.com (not that they are always right) Cervelli is not on a DL list so maybe that is the move??

  39. Doreen April 14th, 2008 at 3:34 pm

    Thanks, CB.

    It’s good to know that the Yankees have the facilities to work with the pitchers post-surgery; it’s also very good to her that Sanchez is doing his part.

  40. gayle April 14th, 2008 at 3:35 pm

    Mel I think you have it wrong

    Joba on bereavement – Albaladejo takes his spot

    Moller up – he is not on 40 so we need a roster move on the 40 but no move needed on the 25 as (see below)

    Betemit on DL –

    so far I have not read or heard anything about Molina to the DL

  41. Ron April 14th, 2008 at 3:35 pm

    Hughes isn’t going to succeed because of raw stuff. For that matter, neither is Bucholtz. Both have fastballs ranging from 89-93, with good curveballs. Clay’s changeup is more advanced at this point. Neither one is Joba, who can overwhelm people without hitting the corners (when he does, he’s just that much tougher).

    In the minors, the best thing Hughes had going for him was his command of two plus pitches and a developing changeup. His command has been very erratic. There’s little reason to believe it won’t return, and when it does, we’ll see why we didn’t trade him for Santana.

    Kennedy is like Hughes, except that the stuff he does have pegs his ceiling as much lower. Hughes has the potential to be an elite No. 2 and a borderline #1. Kennedy’s likely career is as a low-maintenance innings muncher with an above-average ERA.

    Kennedy has been awful so far because his command has been awful, and without his command he’s no better than Jeff Karstens. His stuff just isn’t nearly good enough.

    Presuming both Hughes and Kennedy are fully healthy, we should see that command return, and with it, two very solid young pitchers. What we’ve seen recently, however, simply comes with the territory. It’s frustrating, but it shouldn’t be discouraging. This isn’t the NFL, where it’s pretty easy to tell who can play and who can’t in the first 5 or so games. Pitching prospects are a fickle lot. If they succeed at all, it can take some time.

    Take Edinson Volquez of the Reds. As a Ranger, he was utterly inept as a major leaguer in multiple stints, and looked like a huge bust. As a Red, he’s started having that success he was projected to have. He’ll regress a bit, but he looks like a solid major league starter with some upside.

  42. S.o.S.27 April 14th, 2008 at 3:35 pm

    Oh i see mel. You must have gone to the S.o.S. school of salt to the wound tactics. I thought you were better than that. Didnt i tell you last week that i wanted you guys to win that game. Have to admit i was still rooting for my boys. Be careful for what you wish for. Denver is going to give you guys all you can handle. While we dismantle Phoenix yet another time. I just hope Manu is healthy.

  43. Jeff NJ April 14th, 2008 at 3:37 pm

    Check http://www.rototimes.com/playe.....0-00-00/al

    Chad Moeller up
    Wilson Betemit DL
    Joba Chamberlain Family Leave
    Jonathon Albaladejo called up

  44. CB April 14th, 2008 at 3:38 pm

    “If this was another pitcher from the minors like Wright or Clippard for example. Would we be looking for him to be demoted to the minors? Honestly? I have been a big fan of Hughes. But i just wonder if we ignore his flaws because he is supposed to be our future ace/franchise.”

    You’re looking at prospect development the wrong way.

    Of course you look at Phil Hughes differently than you would Wright. You have to. There’s no way you treat them, judge them or stick with them for the same reasons.

    Why – Hughes has tremendous talent and the pay off with him could/ will be enormous. Wright doesn’t have that ceiling so you’re much less willing to let him struggle.

    It’s a cost benefit situation with young pitchers. Phil is costing them right now but the downstream benefit (which will be later on this year, IMO) makes that up front cost worth it.

    Last year Matt Cain went 7-16 and I believe the Giants pulled him from the rotation to make sure he coudln’t lose 20.

    Do you think the Giants would have let Noah Lowery struggle like that in the majors? Of course not. The down stream benefit is different.

    You have to treat blue chip pitching prospects differently. Being “objective” about them doesn’t mean judging them by some universal standard.

  45. Drive 4-5 April 14th, 2008 at 3:38 pm

    S.O.S 27,

    It’s an interesting question. Phil’s career 5 -5 5.06 ERA certainly makes you wonder if we all bought into the hype.

    However, there are positives that can at least keep us optimistic about Phil Hughes.

    1) Scouts drooled over him and folks who know more than I ever will ranked him amoung the best prospects in baseball.

    2) He’s the youngest pitcher in the major leagues and can only get better.

    3) As inconsistent as he’s been, he’s still has allowed fewer hits than innings pitched in his first 94 innings.

    4) That playoff appearance against the Indians could be a glimpse of how good he could be.

    5) We gave up the oportunity to have the best left hander in baseball in his prime. What choice do we have but to pray reasons #1 -4 arent true? lol

  46. #9 April 14th, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    Funny – I thought we would start getting “Bring Back Bernie” posts by now…

  47. Brandon (supporting the new movement "Alex being Alex") April 14th, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    Humberto Sanchez YES update

    I think that was March or late February :?

  48. mike April 14th, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    why not trade farnsworth for Inge? Inge can catch the next 4 weeks and dt badly needs a power arm

  49. mel April 14th, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    SoS,

    lol. You can’t play for matchups, you might play yourself right out of the playoffs.

    I’d rather have Denver (did you hear about Melo?) than GS.

    And I will be the Spurs’ number 1 fan if you guys play Phoenix.

    Manu could’ve played yesterday, so he’ll be fine.

    Way to man up, SoS.

  50. CB April 14th, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    “*Jose down, Moeller up (no word on 40 man move yet)
    *Joba on bereavement list, Albadalejo up
    *Betemit down for 15 days, clearing one space”

    Mel,

    I believe they are moving Humberto Sanchez from the 15 day DL to the 60 man DL in order to make room on the 40 man for Moeller.

    This is an issue for another time – but the yankees have so much young talent now that the 40 man roster issues are just going to continue piling up.

    Be prepared because I’m quite certain that in the near future the yankees are going to wind up losing a someone who goes on to become a good to very good major league player in the rule V draft.

  51. Bob April 14th, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    How closely does MLB look at these DLings to see if they are legit?

    Does Monahan have to spray some pepper spray in his eye to make it look real? lol

  52. Fernando Alejandro (Respect Jeter's Gangster) April 14th, 2008 at 3:43 pm

    Yeah, I’m not buying this.

    Completely off topic, but has anyone else out there who authors a blog on blogspot been shut down by the “spam robots”? They shut my blog down so they could review it to make sure its not a spam blog, but I was hoping someone knew how long this would take.

    We were ready to post an interview with a sports author, but this screws everything up.

  53. Brandon (supporting the new movement "Alex being Alex") April 14th, 2008 at 3:43 pm

    CB your thinking Garcia I presume

  54. mel April 14th, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    Thanks, guys, I mistakenly thought that Molina went on the DL.

    That makes sense to juggle things without committing to losing him for 15 days.

    Who knows? If the strain is not too bad, maybe we can have him DH!

  55. S.o.S.27 April 14th, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    mel,
    What the deal with Melo? As a Spurs and Yankee fan would say. When do the real games(post season)start?

    Bynum might be out through out the playoffs. BAD NEWS 4-U.

  56. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 April 14th, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    John Smoltz rookie year stats from baseball reference:

    Year Ag Tm Lg W L G GS CG SHO GF SV IP H R
    +————–+—+—+—+—+—+—+—+–+——+—-+—-+—-+—+—-+—-+—+—+—–+—+—+—–+—–+—-+—–+
    1988 21 ATL NL 2 7 12 12 0 0 0 0 64.0 74 40

    And I dunno about you, but I think it’s a question of ‘which ballot’ for Smoltz, as opposed to ‘if’.

  57. CB April 14th, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    “It’s an interesting question. Phil’s career 5 -5 5.06 ERA certainly makes you wonder if we all bought into the hype.”

    No – it’s not hype at all. It’s the natural process that young pitchers need to go through in order to develop.

    He was the #1 pitching prospect in all of baseball. That was the evaluation of people outside the yankees. He had a WHIP in the minor leagues of 0.86.

    Phil Hughes put up numbers in the minor leagues that were historically good.

    If you’re doubting what kind of young pitcher he is I highly recommend reading the following article from the Hard Ball Times. It’s less than a year old. They basically try to come up with the best comparable pitching prospects to Hughes in recent history.

    http://www.hardballtimes.com/m.....ip-hughes/

  58. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 April 14th, 2008 at 3:48 pm

    Don’t bring up Melo.

    I might cry.

  59. Drive 4-5 April 14th, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    CB,

    That’s what I was referring to as “1) Scouts drooled over him and folks who know more than I ever will ranked him amoung the best prospects in baseball.”

  60. CB April 14th, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    “CB your thinking Garcia I presume”

    No I meant Sanchez. He’s only on the 15 day DL right now. They can move him to the 60 day retroactively dated back and clear a spot on the 40 man for moeller.

    http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com.....p?c_id=nyy

  61. CB April 14th, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    Drive – sorry I misunderstood. Point taken.

    But if you haven’t read that Hard Ball Times article on phil take a look – it’s a terrific read and really puts him in context.

  62. mel April 14th, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    SoS,

    DUI last night for Melo. Should’ve stuck with Powerade.

    I think the team’s played better of late, because they’ve realized that Bynum’s not riding in on his white horse.

    And I don’t trust Pop, I think he’s playing ‘possum.

  63. S.o.S.27 April 14th, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    Ron,CB,
    Thanks for the input on Hughes. I just hope it all pans out in the end and we dont have a Ruben Rivera of pitching in our hands. Before yesterdays outing. The one possitive that i took from Phils struggles is that teams werent hitting him hard. Yesterday he seemed to regress. Lets hope he has some fight in him and turns it around sooner rather than later.

    “Drive 4-5-5) We gave up the oportunity to have the best left hander in baseball in his prime. What choice do we have but to pray reasons #1 -4 arent true? lol”

    Thats going to be talked about for his entire carreer. Lets hope it doesnt become a pop quiz question like who went in the draft before Michael Jordan?

  64. Brandon (supporting the new movement "Alex being Alex") April 14th, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    “Be prepared because I’m quite certain that in the near future the yankees are going to wind up losing a someone who goes on to become a good to very good major league player in the rule V draft.”

    you think Humberto’s going Rule 5 ?

  65. Dee April 14th, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    My first reaction was that’s gotta be a fake just to make room for a call-up since Betemit has been pretty much useless, but now I wonder who’s gonna cover for Alex while his wife gives birth? If it is a fakeout, I’d like Betemit to pass along whatever prop/fake doctor he used to Fransworth.

    I know we’ve all been saying it’s only April but already lots of tough decisions for Girardi with all the injuries and uneven performances.

    My thoughts and well wishes are with the Chamberlain family. I hope Harlen pulls through.

  66. Dee April 14th, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    *Farnsworth*

  67. S.o.S.27 April 14th, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    “Who knows? If the strain is not too bad, maybe we can have him DH!”

    mel,
    Hell with the lack of base stealing we’ve had this year. He can pinch run for someone.

  68. CB April 14th, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    S.o.S – I can tell you one thing – he is in no way the Ruben Rivera of pitching prospects.

    Phil is the exact opposite. Rivera was all physical tools and no baseball related skills. CJ Henry has been that kind of player.

    Phil is the exact opposite because his actual performance as a prospect has been past outstanding.

  69. mike April 14th, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    layoff Hughes. He’s 21 and basically a rook

  70. mel April 14th, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    CB,

    I don’t know. Can they protect those players by dropping Ramirez or Henn from the 40-man?

  71. S.o.S.27 April 14th, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    “but now I wonder who’s gonna cover for Alex while his wife gives birth?”

    Ensburg.

    mel,
    Thats better than getting caught with drugs i guess. With all the money they make. You would think they would have a 24/7 shauffer.

  72. CB April 14th, 2008 at 4:00 pm

    Brandon –

    Not Humberto. In fact I don’t know who it will be but I do think there’s a very high probability that they will lose someone.

    I know you won’t like to hear this but I could see them leaving Garcia exposed.

    In fact I think that’s the right thing to do because he’s so far away it’s unlikely any team will take him because he can’t stick on any 25 man roster for a year.

    I think Stephen Jackson may get taken in rule V.

    Marco Vecchionaci is eligible this year. No way i protect him.

    I don’t know who it will be exactly but when you pile together that much talent it’s almost inevitable that it’ll happen.

    This is especially true when so much of your talent comes from international signings.

    They become rule V elligible at very young ages – often before they are finished developing.

  73. CB April 14th, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    “I don’t know. Can they protect those players by dropping Ramirez or Henn from the 40-man?”

    Henn yes if they wanted but Ramirez no.

    Ramirez right now is strinking out almost 18 hitters/9 innings. I kid you not. His nubmers this year are better than last year’s pin ball numbers.

    You can’t just give up on that.

  74. Dee April 14th, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    Sos, thanks, forgot about Ensberg (I keep thinking he is the team accountant). I’m now convinced Girardi had a chat with Betemit and then gave him some new gadget to try on his eye on his way out.

    Ensberg+Gonzalez > Ensberg+Betemit

    Now if Shelley can learn how to catch we can bring him up too.

  75. Sara April 14th, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    know what is kind of funny. The Yanks have like 5 DH’s!! HAHAHAHA..guess that’s what happens when everyone on the team is old.
    gosh, i guess you have to laugh or else you would cry!

  76. S.o.S.27 April 14th, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    Henn is still on the team?!! Unless Ramirez has a better secondary pitch. I cant see him succeeding in the bigs. More like a AAAA pitcher. Last year teams started waiting on his fastball. He either struck hitters out or got hit hard. Im rooting for him but again, he needs another weapon.

    Dee,
    I like your thinking. Shelley should be up soon. I just wonder when Betimet pink eye gets better if he can get dl’d with a kinker soar. Gonzalez needs to stay up.

  77. Hugh April 14th, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    CB, Colter Bean put up similar numbers to Ramirez in AAA and he was a bum.

  78. Hugh April 14th, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    there is no such thing as a pitching prospect.

  79. Dee April 14th, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    SOS,

    After the pink eye and the kanker soar may I suggest the following:

    vertigo
    poison ivy
    chronic fatigue disorder
    stage fright
    chipped toe nail
    bee sting

  80. S.o.S.27 April 14th, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    Dee,
    Can you include a hang nail to that list?

  81. KJensen April 14th, 2008 at 5:05 pm

    DFA Farnsy and bring up ALBY ! ;-)

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