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Game 24: Yankees at Indians

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YANKEES
Damon LF
Jeter SS
Abreu RF
Rodriguez 3B
Matsui DH
Posada C
Giambi 1B
Cano 2B
Cabrera CF
Pettitte LHP

Andy Pettitte vs. the Cleveland hitters

Paul Byrd vs. the New York hitters

Notes: Bad news for Brian Bruney. He has a torn ligament in his foot that will require surgery and is likely out for the season. More on this later but he has a lisfranc injury. … RHPs Chris Britton and Jon Albaladejo are here and available. … No word on the second move but it seems likely Ross Ohlendorf will be sent down. … A-Rod tested his leg running football pass routes in the outfield (part of his routine) and looked fine.

Back later with updates.

UPDATE, 5:41 p.m.: Chad Moeller was designated for assignment. If he clears waivers, he said he would welcome a chance to stay with the organization. … Girardi wouldn’t say whether Kyle Farnsworth was available. But he did play catch. Farnsworth said he felt fine. … The Yankees are carrying 13 pitchers. That will probably change tomorrow when Shelley Duncan is recalled. Girardi wouldn’t say Duncan is coming back but indicated that would be the case.

UPDATE, 6:03 p.m.: Shelley Duncan is not in the lineup for Scranton tonight. I don’t know this for sure, but I suspect he is on his way here. Thanks to Chad Jennings for the 411. … Meanwhile, the people at the Huffington Post apparently don’t have much to do. ESPN’s Erin Andrews made a funny face after interviewing Joba yesterday so the assumption was he said something to cause it. The truth, as it turns out, was that her producer said something in her earpiece. But throw a 22-year-old kid under the bus, by all means. Oh, and she was asking him about his father being in the hospital. I’m sure he wouldn’t have picked that time to say something.

UPDATE, 7:21 p.m.: Communicated with Brian Cashman, who said that Bruney is out for the season.

It’s funny how things work. Girardi has the Yankees do all this running and people rushed to point out how the team was working harder than they did under Joe Torre. Then the season starts and they have a series of lower body injuries, just like they did last year. It just goes to prove that you can’t gameplan against injuries. Things just happen.

Others swore the bullpen would be handled differently and it really hasn’t been. Certain relievers are used for games they can win (Joba, Mo, Bruney) and others when they’re losing (Ohlendorf, Hawkins, Farnsworth). Like Torre, Girardi has leaned heavily on certain guys. Look at Joba, for instance. He has pitched in three of the last four games and last night gave it up in his second inning of work.

It’s not Girardi’s fault. He doesn’t have a whole lot to work with in the bullpen and when you’re the manager of the Yankees, you’re under tremendous pressure to win.

The bottom line is that the manager (especially in the AL) matters a lot less than people think. All you can do is put the players you have in the best position to win. You’re at the mercy of so many factors out of your control.

The Yankees are what they are and what they were a year ago: A team with a fearsome offense and pitching that may or may not be good depending on the day.

UPDATE, 7:40 p.m.: In the debate of whether HGH is better than steroids, Jason Giambi has stated his case by homering off Paul Byrd. That’s one point for steroids.

UPDATE, 7:43 p.m.: It’s cool to watch Melky throw guys out. He might have the best arm in the AL now that Vlad doesn’t play a lot of OF.

UPDATE, 8:10 p.m.: He’s a butcher in the field. But the Big G can do that pretty well, can’t he? Over the long term, he’s going to give you a lot more than he’ll cost you. He leads the team with five homers. One more and he’s tied for the AL lead.

UPDATE, 9:00 p.m.: It seems to be Everybody Hits A Homer Night at Progressively not Jacobs Field. Not a good job by Pettitte, who lasted only five innings a night after the bullpen got worn out.

Let’s assume Joba is out (Secret Agent Man Joe Girardi won’t say, of course. The Tribe has spies everywhere) and Farnsworth and Ohlendorf as well. That leaves Britton, Albaladejo and Hawkins to get the ball to Mo if they get a lead. Dicey.

UPDATE, 9:11 p.m.: Unlike the plodding White Sox, the Indians will try and take advantage of Jorge Posada’s arm. Carroll’s steal in the first inning led to a run as did Sizemore’s steal in the sixth. Sizemore’s steal was off Traber, who is slow to the plate.

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733 Responses to “Game 24: Yankees at Indians”

  1. Josh April 25th, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    wow, that is a humongous loss.. bruney was one of our best so far this year.

  2. mark g April 25th, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    Good news about alex…tough break for bruney. Gotta feel for the guy.

  3. bphill April 25th, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    ah man that stinks for Bruney….Steven White or Alan Horne coming up now??

  4. Bob April 25th, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    What did Shelley Duncan do to Girardi? Spit in his protein drink?

  5. Tim April 25th, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    Boy some people just don’t get the breaks, Bruney takes the off season seriously and loses 20 lbs to be in the best shape he’s been in as a Yankee, pitches wonderfully for the first 3 and half weeks of the season and now on a fluke play, one of the culprits being slick infield grass, he is now lost for the season. Get well Brian, and hopefully you can get back for the postseason and/or spring training. I guess there is no word on bringing up Shelly and DFA’ing Moeller?

  6. 56Bomber April 25th, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    Ohlendorf being sent down? Well I guess thats one way to protect his arm from misuse as a long reliever. Although it seems like Farnsworth might end up on the DL which might help keep Ross on the team.

    Why are we still carrying 3 catchers? Time to bid Chad farewell and welcome Shelley back.

  7. Motown Yankees Fan April 25th, 2008 at 4:43 pm

    I wonder if they want to hold on to Moeller for one more day; they can bring Shelley up tomorrow for the string of three lefties.

  8. Tim April 25th, 2008 at 4:43 pm

    What happened to bringing up Rasner and Duncan?

  9. Law and Order April 25th, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    Can you imagine Giambi trying to throw across the diamond to first? Truly a painful image.

  10. Brandon (supporting the new movement "Alex being Alex") April 25th, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    “ah man that stinks for Bruney….Steven White or Alan Horne coming up now??”

    Horne’s on the DL, they plan on him throwing at 60′ on today and seeing what kind of reaction his arm gives them to work with. He’s not an all clear.

  11. Kip April 25th, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    The yankees brought up arms cause that is cleary what was needed after burning through the bullpen yesterday. I’m surprised Chad hasn’t been cut yet though to bring Shelley back up, especially with two lefties during this series. Bruney is a surprisingly big loss, he is another guy that you can bring in besides Joba when you need that big K to get you out of an inning. I’m happy to see britton getting another chance but Edwar has been nothing but dominate in the minors, do the yankees just think he is a 4-A player?

  12. JoeT YANKEES April 25th, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    damn Bruney is a BIG loss for us…. Go Newsday:

    An MRI on Bruney’s foot revealed no structural damage, but he’s going to visit a foot specialist in New York and the Yankees may wind up placing him on the DL after all, NY Newsday reports.
    Spin: Bruney was in a walking boot on Thursday, despite improving after being hobbled on Wednesday. “His foot’s sore, he’s in a boot,” manager Joe Girardi said. “He’s not available for us [last night].” Edwar Ramirez will likely be recalled from Triple-A if Bruney lands on the DL.

  13. Don Vito A. Bellamo April 25th, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    http://orthopedics.about.com/c.....sfranc.htm
    .
    not good….here’s hoping he heals quickly and can contribute again soon….

  14. Lori April 25th, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    I just wonder whether having no one at first base will be an improvement over having Giambi at first base? ;)

    Feel really bad for Bruney. But why not Patterson? What has he been up to at AAA? I know the reason he didn’t make the team out of spring training was his lack of experience, but can’t we at least give him a chance?? (And the no Shelley I understand, given that we need pitchers — although he may have come in handy at first base today, since apparently there is no one else there).

  15. Chris N April 25th, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    Does Rasner’s not getting the call have anything to do with him not being on the 40 man roster?

  16. Don Vito A. Bellamo April 25th, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    Date OPP AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS
    Apr 15 @CHA .000 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
    Apr 16 @CHA .000 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
    Apr 17 @CHA .000 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
    Apr 18 @CHA .400 5 2 2 1 0 1 3 0 1 0 0
    Apr 19 ROC .000 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0
    Apr 20 ROC .000 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
    Apr 21 ROC .000 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Apr 22 BUF .000 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0
    Apr 23 BUF .500 4 1 2 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0
    Apr 24 BUF .667 3 1 2 0 0 1 3 1 0 0 0
    Totals .182 33 5 6 1 0 3 10 8 8 0 0
    .
    batting .182 over the last 10 games …Shelley is not really “tearing it up”… ;-(

  17. Fredo Corleone April 25th, 2008 at 4:50 pm

    “What happened to bringing up Rasner and Duncan?”

    Rasner’s turn in the SWB rotation is for tomorrow. They need some pen arms for tonight. Maybe the send one back tomorrow and call Rasner up tomorrow as Kennedy starts seem to be long reliever days.

  18. jason April 25th, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    Position players now and near future brought up by the Yankees:
    From previous thread about farm systems.
    Hee are Yanks position players present or near future from in system (some through trades)
    C: Posada/Montero/Romine
    1b: Duncan/Miranda/Montero/Laird
    2b: Cano/Snyder
    SS: Jeter/Angelini
    3B: Suttle
    OF: Melky/Gardner/Tabata/Jackson/Almonte
    Utility: Gonzalez/Hilligoss/Sublett
    There are others but these are the highlights

  19. SJ44 April 25th, 2008 at 4:53 pm

    Guys, read the threads in the other post.

    They can’t call up Rasner unless they remove somebody from the 40 man roster since Rasner isn’t on the 40 man roster.

    There are rules re: callups. If you aren’t on the 40 man roster, you can’t be called up to the majors.

  20. Wolf April 25th, 2008 at 4:53 pm

    Brutal loss regarding Bruney. So much for his loss of weight and having a live arm. That lasted 3 weeks. Get on the phones Cashman

  21. Vince April 25th, 2008 at 4:53 pm

    Moeller’s done a great job, but time to bring back Shelly. Maybe time to dump Ensberg. How does that guy ever get a hit with that stance and swing?

  22. Brandon (supporting the new movement "Alex being Alex") April 25th, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    bye Moeller thanks for the back up :(

  23. Drive 4-5 April 25th, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    Rasner can’t be brought up yet because he’s not on the 40 man roster. That could change if Bruney goes on the 60 day DL.

  24. CB April 25th, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    If Moeller’s been DFA’d but Rasner not called up I’d guess they are keeping Ohlendorf with the team.

  25. mel April 25th, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    Nice to see Alex in the lineup. We missed him. Only went 2-1 without him.

    Repost/Correction:

    CB,

    Thanks for the great post. It helps to remind us that, even if this season doesn’t turn out as we hope, that the immediate future looks very bright.

    We seem to have players, while not studs, certainly capable of stepping into aging positions.

    Help Wanted (chronological order):

    -1B (least likely to fill internally)
    -LF (I’d like to see Gardner here as a stopgap. Jeter won’t be able to get to those popups much longer. lol)
    -RF (I can actually see Abreu lasting longer in the Bronx than Damon, who’s already been Pipped by Cabrera).
    -C/SS
    -SS/C

    The Future’s so bright, Igawa wears shades!

  26. Scorpio April 25th, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    There always seems to be a hard luck guy around, last year it was Andy Phillips & Minky and now Bruney.

    Get well Brian & best wishes with all that is going on with your family.

  27. Jeff NJ April 25th, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    Good to see A Rod in the lineup. Tonight is payback for last year (as much as a series in the next year could be payback.) Anyway, it would go a long way if this Yankee team can win 5 of 7 against Cleveland and Detroit. It’s actually a pretty tough stretch for the Yankees with 16 against Cle/Det/Sea.

  28. Jeff NJ April 25th, 2008 at 4:58 pm

    I bet Cashman is on the phone shopping Moeller right now.

  29. hmmm April 25th, 2008 at 4:58 pm

    “But why not Patterson? What has he been up to at AAA? ”

    Britton, Albadalejo, Edwar, and Veras are all pitching better than Patterson.

    the guy had a great spring training, but that was a month ago.

    he’s been mediocre in AAA.

    speaking of AAA, Kei Igawa has been great.

    yes, i know, i know…

  30. Amanda from La. April 25th, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    jetlag Pete? lol. Hope surgery and recovery goes well for Bruney. I hope A-Rod really is ok, he seems like he would play even if he feels a little pain.

  31. jason April 25th, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    Mel – Check my post. Fortunately the strength is in OF and catcher. First base will have options: Tex, Miranda, Montero if he doesn’t stick at C, Laird, any number of current Yankees that will have to make a move to 1b for a bit: Posada, Matsui, etc.
    I would like a year or two of an outfielder to let Jackson and Tabata be fully ready. Abe Almonte, remember the name. Lots of tools and playing very well in Charleston this year.

  32. Drive 4-5 April 25th, 2008 at 5:01 pm

    One reliever I was hoping to shoot up through the ranks this year is Mark Melancon. He’s off to a very slow start in Tampa.

    Jonathan Ortiz is doing well closing in Charleston. Did he pitch at all with the Yanks in Spring Training? I cant recall seeing him.

  33. whozat April 25th, 2008 at 5:03 pm

    “Jonathan Ortiz is doing well closing in Charleston. Did he pitch at all with the Yanks in Spring Training? I cant recall seeing him.”

    that’s because he’s a low-A reliever and they had a gajillion arms that were going to be at AAA or in the majors that needed looking at.

  34. mel April 25th, 2008 at 5:04 pm

    Jason,

    Good job on the list. I want the Yankees to get the monkey off their back this year, so they can go young and go young soon.

  35. KarenJ April 25th, 2008 at 5:04 pm

    I’m not a Yankee fan, but that’s a shame about what happened to Bruney (I’m an acquaintance of his Mom, and we share info on BB when we see each other), after losing weight and getting in better shape. You’d think losing 20 pounds would put LESS stress on his feet, wouldn’t you?

  36. Jeff NJ April 25th, 2008 at 5:04 pm

    Funny, the average blog reader has high hopes for Melancon (even learning to pronounce his name), but then Robertson gets our attention. Giese also is becoming interesting.

  37. berniepaul&tino April 25th, 2008 at 5:05 pm

    someone mentioned in the other thread an article about this dave robertson kid… is there any link?

  38. gayle April 25th, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    Quick question as I dont have time to look it up regarding Moeller

    Is it a 10 day waiver period as usual??

    If he does get picked up do we get anything in return I assume not.

    If he is not picked up by anyone i it like normal designation that he can then accept a position in Scranton without having to go on the 40 man??

  39. swo April 25th, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    It was a freak accident, Karen. Weight had nothing to do with it at all.

  40. jason April 25th, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    Check on Melancon in June or July. Don’t worry about anything other than him pitching innings and getting healthy. He has two absolutely nasty major league pitches. Best case scenario for him is after all star break. Best case scenario for Yankees is he is not needed until next year. Cox will be up first.

  41. Drive 4-5 April 25th, 2008 at 5:07 pm

    Soooooo… if the Yanks need a long reliever/spot starter and Rasner isnt an option because of his roster status… is it….. GULP…. Kei Igawa time?

  42. gayle April 25th, 2008 at 5:07 pm

    Karen I believe the injury had to do with him slipping on hsi way to first dont think it had anything to do with his loss of weight or his weight at all just slipped the wrong way.

    I was for sure rooting for him.

  43. SJ44 April 25th, 2008 at 5:07 pm

    It looks like they are going with an extra pitcher tonight, (they are now carrying 13 pitchers) to make sure Farnsworth is ok.

    If he is, I suspect one either Britton or Albie will be sent down to make room for Shelley tomorrow.

    I say that because the Yankees will be facing 3 straight lefties after tomorrow and I don’t think they want a short bench for the rest of the series.

  44. Scorpio April 25th, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    Karen

    Watching the fall, I honestly didn’t think he could have gotten hurt that badly. Freak accident, for sure. Feel really bad about Brian’s string of bad luck.

  45. mel April 25th, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    Gammons did a blog entry about Phil & Ian struggling and putting a strain on the club. Can someone with Insider summarize?

    Also, seems that whomever said that Gammons was not in the HOF would be correct:

    “But his highest honor was the 2004 J.G. Taylor Spink Award, voted on by the BBWAA and awarded at the Baseball Hall of Fame for outstanding baseball writing.”

  46. Law and Order April 25th, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    So if Moeller clears waivers, he heads back to the minors, right? Do we think he’ll get snatched by another team? I kind of liked him. He’s no Molina though.

  47. TheKatzInTheHat April 25th, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    You know what they say…

    If at “first” you don’t succeed…

    Move to third base…

    :)

  48. dan l in nj April 25th, 2008 at 5:09 pm

    SJ

    What do you think about Miranda? If he continues to improve after a cold start could he be the left handed platoon option for first base? Hi rips right handed pitching!

  49. DMan April 25th, 2008 at 5:10 pm

    Terrible for Bruney… Someones going to have to pick it up out of this new bullpen..

    I’m surprised Edwar didn’t get a call up. Hes destroying AAA again this year.

  50. Law and Order April 25th, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    I’m surprised that no one has brought this up, but could it be that Shelley is still in AAA because Girardi is upset with him over the TB spike incident?

  51. gayle April 25th, 2008 at 5:12 pm

    Dman I believe no Edwar as he has not been down for 10 days since lastbeing here for a day.

    Looks to me like the real interesting move is going to happen pretty soon when Wilson comes off the DL. Do they try and trade him and keep Alberto up here (he has looked good in the field being able to play all infield positions (except first)

  52. SJ44 April 25th, 2008 at 5:13 pm

    Miranda hits but his defense leaves a lot to be desired.

    If in another 3 weeks or so, Giambi plays himself off first base, they are going to have to go outside the organization (IMO) to get a defensive first baseman to platoon with Duncan or Ensberg.

    Gayle,

    When a player is DFA’ed, teams have 10 days to pick him up. If they do, the Yankees lose him for nothing. If not, he has the option to return to Scranton.

    If he declines, he becomes a free agent, free to sign with any team.

  53. Brandon (supporting the new movement "Alex being Alex") April 25th, 2008 at 5:13 pm

    this was the last live update on Melancon

    Mark Melancon

  54. CB April 25th, 2008 at 5:14 pm

    gayle,

    “Is it a 10 day waiver period as usual??”

    Yes.

    “If he does get picked up do we get anything in return I assume not.”

    No. Also, I can’t see them being able to trade him but that’ possible.

    “If he is not picked up by anyone i it like normal designation that he can then accept a position in Scranton without having to go on the 40 man??”

    Yes.

  55. hmmm April 25th, 2008 at 5:14 pm

    “Why are we still carrying 3 catchers? Time to bid Chad farewell and welcome Shelley back.”

    did you guys ever think, that maybe, just MAYBE the Yankees have more information about Posada than we do?

    that MAYBE the Yankees aren’t run by idiots and MAYBE we on this blog don’t know EVERYTHING, no matter how great a job Pete does getting us info.

    it’s pretty irritating how every single day every roster spot is complained about. as if the Yankees don’t realize that they don’t need 3 catchers.

  56. bphill April 25th, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    Mel…is this what you are looking for?

    The numbers are not pretty. Phil Hughes and Ian Kennedy have started a combined seven games, pitched 30 1/3 innings and are 0-5. Jon Lester and Clay Buchholz have started seven games, and won two.

    After two of Hughes’ losses, there have been references to the Yankees’ refusal to trade him for Johan Santana, and recently Hank Steinbrenner expressed his desire to move Joba Chamberlain out of the Yanks’ bullpen and to rescue the rotation. In one Boston paper, there have been references to Santana in stories putting Lester and Buchholz in lives-in-the-balance mode … before the Boston Marathon had even started.

    It’s very different for Hughes, Kennedy, Lester and Bucholz than it was for Shawn Marcum and Dustin McGowan as they were allowed to develop in peace in Toronto, or the way the White Sox have slid John Danks and Gavin Floyd into their rotation.

    “It is totally different for those four kids, who are dealing with inordinate pressure,” says one GM. “It’s really tough. All four should be good major league pitchers; Hughes, Lester and Buchholz should all be top-of-the-rotation starters. But there will be growing pains. But any of them that survive this should be really good.”

    Hughes, living with Santana above his locker, had to start in Fenway Park on a Sunday night game televised on ESPN. Buchholz has already had two starts against the Yankees.

    “It’s our job to get them through this period,” says Red Sox pitching coach John Farrell. “They have to relax and trust their stuff. Lester still doesn’t, and sometimes tries too hard when his stuff is really good. Buchholz got his fastball down more consistently Monday [against Texas in pitching six shutout innings] and was up to about 94 [mph]. He has to throw every pitch at every count and he has to have more confidence, but he’ll get it.”

    “It’s been clear that Hughes is trying too hard,” says one scout. “When he pitched in the playoffs last year [against Cleveland], he just let it fly. But right now he’s muscling up and overthrowing, and he isn’t what he can and will be.”

    One Boston official pointed out that the early part of its schedule has been against many patient teams — Oakland, Toronto, Detroit, New York, Cleveland. “That’s not an easy early schedule to develop young pitchers,” says the official. “But they should be better for the experience.”

  57. whozat April 25th, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    “Dman I believe no Edwar as he has not been down for 10 days since lastbeing here for a day.”

    If someone goes on the DL, he can be brought up without having to wait the 10 days. So, he could come up to replace Bruney.

  58. Drive 4-5 April 25th, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    With 2 lefties pitching for the Indians, I wouldnt mind Gonzalex getting a start at 2nd base. Robbie looks to be pressing and taking his at bats to the field with him. It’s a delicate situation because you dont want to mess with his confidence. Cano is going to hit, but right now he is hurting the team.

  59. CB April 25th, 2008 at 5:20 pm

    “So, he could come up to replace Bruney.”

    Aren’t they using Bruney’s DL spot for ALbaladejo? He hasn’t been down for 10 days yet.

    If they DL’d Farnsworth then they could bring up Ramirez and Ablie but it looks like Kyle is staying on the active roster.

  60. DMan April 25th, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    I mean I guess I can see not wanting to replace your heat-throwing relief pitcher with a slow-pitch changeup artist like Edwar…

    But he has nothing left to prove in AAA, hes been great down there.

  61. Lauren April 25th, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    i think the “making joba a starter” debate can be deferred to later in the year considering the shape of the bullpen today. yikes! he’s staying put, they need all the help they can get right now.

    what ever happen to jeff karstens?

    is carl pavano available? ;)

  62. ADave April 25th, 2008 at 5:24 pm

    GIAMBI AGAIN!? Why not play Ensberg at first and give giambi a “rest”? Ridiculous. The guy is beyond washed up. I don’t care what his OBP is with the way he’s been hitting. He’s a detriment to the team.

    I’m surprised Alex is already back. Want to make sure he’s 101% before returning to the lineup.

  63. SJ44 April 25th, 2008 at 5:25 pm

    It looks like Albie is replacing Bruney. That’s how he was able to return without having to wait 10 days.

    Britton looks like one day insurance in case Farnsworth isn’t ok. I doubt they intend to carry 13 pitchers (as they are tonight) throughout the weekend.

    If Farnsworth is ok and available to pitch tomorrow, I suspect they will return Britton to Scranton and call up Duncan to round out the position players on the roster.

  64. Global Warming April 25th, 2008 at 5:25 pm

    When will the Yankees have some luck in the health department?

    Christ, he was our only reliable reliever besides Mo and Joba. And with Joba maybe moving to the SR midseason, I thought Bruney would be the guy to step in as Set Up.

    sigh

  65. Drive 4-5 April 25th, 2008 at 5:26 pm

    Meanwhile,sitting on a beach in sunny California…casting shadows on all those within 25 feet of him…sits the answer to the Yanks lefty out of the bullpen,long reliever/spot starter…. meet Mr David Wells!! LOL

  66. YankeeFan April 25th, 2008 at 5:28 pm

    really bad for us. bruney was doing awesome. really, really bad.
    now who’s after mo and joba? alba has a chance to stick now.

  67. 56Bomber April 25th, 2008 at 5:31 pm

    “did you guys ever think, that maybe, just MAYBE the Yankees have more information about Posada than we do?

    that MAYBE the Yankees aren’t run by idiots and MAYBE we on this blog don’t know EVERYTHING”

    Or maybe not ;)

    Yankees just designated C Chad Moeller for assignment.

  68. DCG from Chicago April 25th, 2008 at 5:33 pm

    For what’s worth I think that Michael Strahan of the football NY Giants suffered a similar lis franc injury two seasons ago (of course baseball players are so much more fragile).

  69. MikeEff -Bring Shelley Back April 25th, 2008 at 5:33 pm

    where did you hear that 56 bomber?

  70. whozat April 25th, 2008 at 5:34 pm

    “bruney was doing awesome. really, really bad.”

    Are you guys kidding?

    Bruney was the same as ever he was…incapable of throwing strikes when it mattered.

    The pen will be fine, perhaps better, without him.

  71. Rhapsody in Blue April 25th, 2008 at 5:34 pm

    3-man bench tonight
    by Edward M Price
    Friday April 25, 2008, 3:57 PM
    Chad Moeller has been designated for assignment to make room on the roster for Chris Britton. So the Yankees are back to two catchers, but the bench is Morgan Ensberg, Jose Molina and Alberto Gonzalez.

    A guess: Shelley Duncan comes back tomorrow for Britton.

  72. SJ44 April 25th, 2008 at 5:35 pm

    This is where the depth in the organization will help.

    Using Ohlendorf properly is a start. He’s a short reliever and later inning work is better suited for him.

    Albie and Britton (at least for now) are now with the Yankees.

    Rasner (as a long reliever), Veras, Patterson, and Ramirez are in AAA.

    McCutheon and Robertson (who may be in AAA soon) is in AA.

    JB Cox (who may be in AA soon) and Mark Melancon (who will be moved quickly) are in Tampa (A).

    That’s 11 pitchers. You have to think the odds are pretty strong one guy can emerge from that group as a replacement.

    Frankly, its time for Farnsworth and Hawkins to step up. They have 9 million dollars tied into these guys. They are veterans. Its time for them to pick up their games and help the team overcome the injury to Bruney.

  73. 56Bomber April 25th, 2008 at 5:36 pm

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  74. mel April 25th, 2008 at 5:36 pm

    bphill,

    Yes, thanks. The article was about the 4 young pitchers from Boston & NY, but of course the “hook” was a picture of Phil and a blurb saying his struggles have put a strain on NY.

  75. whozat April 25th, 2008 at 5:36 pm

    “A guess: Shelley Duncan comes back tomorrow for Britton.”

    I don’t understand why Britton has gotten such a short shrift…It seems like all he does is pitch well (except when let sit for 12 days between appearances).

  76. randy l April 25th, 2008 at 5:37 pm

    “Meanwhile,sitting on a beach in sunny California…casting shadows on all those within 25 feet of him…sits the answer to the Yanks lefty out of the bullpen,long reliever/spot starter…. meet Mr David Wells!!”

    he better watch it. here on cape cod when whales stays too long on the beach they euthanize em.

  77. Boston Dave April 25th, 2008 at 5:40 pm

    Why hasn’t Farnsworth dropped his appeal??

    If they don’t DL him now, then he needs to drop the appeal now.

  78. mel April 25th, 2008 at 5:40 pm

    whozat,

    It’s called revisionist memory. We now get to recall only the good times with Bruney who, ironically many felt didn’t deserve to make the opening day roster.

    If Britton gets sent down after one day, he has to wait 10 to come up? Doesn’t the bullpen need more than a day to recover?

  79. CB April 25th, 2008 at 5:42 pm

    Hopefully now they’ll be able to get Joba two days rest and Ohlendorf 2-3 days rest.

    After that they need to get Ohlendorf slotted back into a short man role. That way he can replace the 7th man role Bruney was filling.

    They may try to use Albaldejo the way they were using Ohlendorf now. They used Albie for a 3 innings stint before he was sent down last time.

    With Moeller DFA’d they could have put Rasner on the 40 man roster and brought him up.

    I hope Farnsworth’s elbow is not a situation where he may not be able to pitch for 2-3 days or that he’s going to be day to day and they’ll just have to see.

    They can’t afford to be a man down in the pen for much time.

  80. TKinDC April 25th, 2008 at 5:43 pm

    “Frankly, its time for Farnsworth and Hawkins to step up. They have 9 million dollars tied into these guys. They are veterans. Its time for them to pick up their games and help the team overcome the injury to Bruney.”

    Amen to that sentiment SJ.

    I also look forward to seeing Veras up here and, frankly, Traber out of here. Joe G said that Traber “did his job” the other night when the grounder ricocheted by Giambino.

  81. 56Bomber April 25th, 2008 at 5:43 pm

    SJ44

    We’ve been waiting for Farns to “step up” for 3 years. I still hold some hope for LaTroy though.

  82. bigjf April 25th, 2008 at 5:46 pm

    And I figured the second move would be Farnsworth to the DL?

  83. Drive 4-5 April 25th, 2008 at 5:48 pm

    To briefly comment on the earlier Cashman/Theo thread. Yes, Theo had his Matt Clement to Cash’s Pavano. And Theo gave a ridiculous guaranteed contract to Joel Piniero and spent almost $4mil for a month of putrid pitching by Eric Gagne,but it’s pretty hard to top the money Cashman wasted on Igawa and Farnsworth.

    Thankfully, we only have Hawkins for a year.At the time it seemed like a reasonable risk. With Britton and Hawkins in the pen the Yanks feature 2 of the flattest fastballs in the majors.

  84. Rishi April 25th, 2008 at 5:49 pm

    Twins sent Liriano down, was he doing that bad? Or, were there other reasons?

  85. CB April 25th, 2008 at 5:50 pm

    The injuries are unfortunate.

    But it’s pretty remarkable that we can even come up with 4-5 names off the AAA roster who could come up to the majors and at least do a passable to decent job.

    Chris Britton would be in the pen of the majority of teams in the major leagues right now.

    If they didn’t have this kind of pitching depth they would be in very big trouble right now.

  86. Boston Dave April 25th, 2008 at 5:50 pm

    Rishi,

    he was doing AWFUL… he needs more time in AAA

  87. Boston Dave April 25th, 2008 at 5:50 pm

    CB,

    not only that, but we are debating/considering which 4-5 guys to call up. not bad.

  88. mel April 25th, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    Liriano gave up 6 (8?) runs in 2/3 of an inning. Maybe he was rushed back?

  89. bigjf April 25th, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    Liriano’s been horrible and clearly hasn’t made the full recovery yet from surgery. He needs to get his form back in AAA.

  90. Rishi April 25th, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    I took the minute to read the article and saw the numbers :) I didn’t realize just HOW bad it was.

  91. whozat April 25th, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    “Joe G said that Traber “did his job” the other night when the grounder ricocheted by Giambino.”

    He did. He not only got a grounder, he got it hit at someone. What’s he supposed to do, field the ball himself? The walk the other night was MUCH more egregious in my mind.

  92. CB April 25th, 2008 at 5:53 pm

    “Twins sent Liriano down, was he doing that bad? Or, were there other reasons?”

    He had a terrible start last night and hasn’t looked good in his come back from TJ.

    He wasn’t even pitching well in the minors when they called him up.

    Didn’t pitch well in the bigs. His velocity was OK but he struggled with his location a lot.

    They rushed him back. If he wasn’t throwing well in the minors there wasn’t a lot of chance he was going to thrive in the majors.

  93. Boston Dave April 25th, 2008 at 5:54 pm

    whozat,

    he got Thome to try and pull a pitch on the outside corner and tailing away… resulting in a relatively weak grounder.

    definitely chalk that one up to bad luck or bad fielding.

  94. SJ44 April 25th, 2008 at 5:55 pm

    One thing Girardi does that annoys probably annoys the media but I love is, he doesn’t say who is available and who isn’t on a daily basis.

    I’ve never understood how managers would tell the media who is available day to day.

    I always laugh when I hear a manager tell a broadcaster on their pre-game show, “so and so is available for an inning tonight”.

    Why would you do that? Why tell your opponent who is available on a game night?

    I always found that funny.

    Bill Bellichick won’t tell anybody who is available for his games. I’ve never understood why managers do it.

    Probably just an old tradition and nobody has given it much thought.

    I just find it an interesting quirk in the game.

  95. CB April 25th, 2008 at 5:56 pm

    “definitely chalk that one up to bad luck or bad fielding.”

    Giambi’s bad fielding is Traber’s bad luck.

  96. Skippy April 25th, 2008 at 5:56 pm

    Rishi, Liriano couldn’t get out of the first inning the other night and had a 11.32 ERA in 3 starts…

  97. Boston Dave April 25th, 2008 at 5:57 pm

    CB,

    I was a bit surprised they rushed Liriano. the Twins have a pretty decent staff and have played well so far. They werent desperate and in all liklihood are in a rebuilding year anyway.

    why rush their future ace after major surgery? doesn’t add up…. unless, Bill Smith wants to win this season just to cover his own ass in the media after the Santana trade??

  98. mel April 25th, 2008 at 5:58 pm

    CB,

    So they rushed him back presumably because they traded Santana? How unfair is that to Liriano. He’s supposed to be a rare talent. You would think they would’ve babied him even more than we baby our kids.

  99. Rishi April 25th, 2008 at 6:01 pm

    I agree, SJ, I never understood why you needed to announce who was and wasn’t available. Doesn’t make sense to give away some of you game plan…

    And thanks to all of you who chimed in on my Liriano question; wasn’t paying enough attention, I guess…didnt’ realize he was that bad.

  100. mel April 25th, 2008 at 6:02 pm

    SJ44,

    I love how Belichick always defers to the injury report due out on Wednesday.

    Speaking of football, are you guys as uninterested in this draft as I am? Number 1′s signed already, number 2 will have the same surname, fretting about our roster, eye on the NBA playoffs. I’m just not into it.

    Do you guys get into the baseball draft more than the football one?

  101. CB April 25th, 2008 at 6:03 pm

    “why rush their future ace after major surgery? doesn’t add up…. unless, Bill Smith wants to win this season just to cover his own ass in the media after the Santana trade??”

    Most likely. This is what I was thinking. More Bill Smith nonsense to try to deflect what happened with Santana.

    It’s not even how bad Liriano was in the majors that was the main issue.

    Liriano was terrible in the minors.

    He made two starts – and one was in A ball (the other AAA). He pitched 9 innings and gave up 7 ER, 11 hits while walking 5.

    With rehab starts how the pitcher looks is often more important than what his numbers are. But only 2 minor league starts? He wasn’t even good in spring training. And those numbers from the 2 starts are so bad that I can’t imagine he looked ready.

  102. Rishi April 25th, 2008 at 6:03 pm

    From Mark Feinsand’s blog:

    “On a separate note, I must admit that I’m a sucker for some reality TV out there. Survivor, Big Brother, Celebrity Apprentice – I love ‘em. But American Idol really sucks me in, since I’m a huge music fan who loves the idea of watching a bunch of people fight it out for their lifelong dream.

    Last night, Carly Smithson was eliminated on Idol, which should go down as one of the greatest travesties in this show’s history. She was my pick to win it all, and even if she wasn’t going to go all the way, she should have made it past Brooke White and Jason Castro, who were both dreadful. I hope Carly goes on to have a huge career, following Chris Daughtry as an Idol castoff who out-sells whoever winds up winning the whole thing.

    For those of you who are now mocking me for my love of this show, just know that Derek Jeter is also a huge Idol fan. The two of us have discussed the show many times, and after last night’s game, his jaw dropped when I informed him of Carly’s elimination. The captain and I both believe David Cook and David Archuleta will be the final two, so we’ll see what happens.”

    Who knew Jeter was an Idol fan!

  103. hmmm April 25th, 2008 at 6:04 pm

    “definitely chalk that one up to bad luck or bad fielding.”

    the latter.

  104. Lebowski April 25th, 2008 at 6:04 pm

    Draft Beer!
    Not People!

  105. CB April 25th, 2008 at 6:06 pm

    “I agree, SJ, I never understood why you needed to announce who was and wasn’t available. Doesn’t make sense to give away some of you game plan…”

    It’s definitely part tradition. But I’ve often wondered if they do that to tamp down the second guessing? If a guy is not available and you let the media know it cuts down on questions as to why he wasn’t brought in during the game.

    Just saves them one headache over the long season.

  106. Andy In Sunny Daytona April 25th, 2008 at 6:06 pm

    I bet that Boston claims Moeller off waivers……..I hate those wipes.

  107. jason April 25th, 2008 at 6:09 pm

    Probably not on Moeller. They have Tek and Cash because he can catch a knuckleball.

  108. mel April 25th, 2008 at 6:09 pm

    Rishi,

    Pete made a joke about Jeter’s Idol love here a while ago.

    Was she the girl that owns the tattoo parlor in Canada? She was not a favorite of mine at all. I like the two blonde girls and the the guys are weak.

    The contestants usually get stronger each season, but this one is the exception IMO.

  109. S.A.-Phil Hughes was saved and Joba will be a starter! April 25th, 2008 at 6:09 pm

    tough news about Bruney. :(

  110. TKinDC April 25th, 2008 at 6:10 pm

    I think the reason that reporting injuries is such a big deal in the NFL is gambling more than anything else.

    If wise guys had inside info that would give them an edge over the general public.

    Honestly, this isn’t the cold war like Belachik treats it, but some gamesmanship is fun.

  111. Rishi April 25th, 2008 at 6:10 pm

    No idea – I don’t actually watch the show, just thought it was funny that they did.

    Must have missed the joke here, though…I’m usually up on the posts. Sorry for the repeat.

  112. randy l April 25th, 2008 at 6:11 pm

    yup those twins are so stupid they are 1 1/2 games behind the yankees.

    actually stan and stu cliburn, the twins triple a manager and pitching coach are the perfect place for a pitcher to rehab. between the two of them, they have had as much success as anyone sending young pitchers up to the majors.

  113. Doreen April 25th, 2008 at 6:12 pm

    I just wanted to say how awful I feel for Brian Bruney. I know he’s not been perfect, and he’s been the subject of much criticism on this blog, but I think it’s particularly sad that he’s going to be out for the entire season in light of how hard he worked to be in shape and to change his entire attitude in order to make the team, and be in a position to make a contribution to the team. he may or may not have been successful (mixed results, I’d say), but he effort was there. I wish him well, both in a speedy recovery to his injury and in in the sad news about his uncle, not to mention losing his car in an accident (thank goodness he wasn’t in it, right?).

  114. Boston Dave April 25th, 2008 at 6:12 pm

    Pro Football Weekly is hearing that the Saints and Giants may already have a deal in place that would send Jeremy Shockey to New Orleans.

  115. Brian from PA April 25th, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    good looking lineup for tonight. to me, that for the most part is the ideal lineup except for the first base slot, obviously.

    too bad for Bruney. that really sucks, the guy worked hard to get ready to prove his worth this season only to go down in April after getting off to a pretty good start. tough blow. I hope he gets a good attitude about it, works through his injury and works hard to get back. best of luck to him.
    the roster moves look good to me. one thing though, what is going on with Alberto Gonzalez? is he still on our bench and if so why don’t they send him back down so he can actually play?

  116. Drive 4-5 April 25th, 2008 at 6:14 pm

    Did anyone visit Pete’s link to Paul Byrd’s stats vs Yankees hitters and notice Mike Mussina is hitting .333 ( 1 for 3 with an RBI) and Jason Giambi is hitting .214? Johnny Damon is hitting .158

    Moose looked pretty good on that pop up the other night. He might be an upgrade at 1st base.

  117. Boston Dave April 25th, 2008 at 6:14 pm

    Its Shelley time!!! ???

  118. CB April 25th, 2008 at 6:15 pm

    “yup those twins are so stupid they are 1 1/2 games behind the yankees.”

    The Twins are 10-12.

    Are you suggesting that striving to be only 2 games under .500 in April somehow justifies rushing back Liriano?

    He got hit by kids in Single A ball and was called up so that the Twins could win the division title of best AL Central team in April?

  119. mel April 25th, 2008 at 6:18 pm

    I guess that’s good news about Farnsworth. lol.

    Disregarding salaries, who’d you rather have Bruney or Farnsworth?

    Bruney=BB
    Kyle=HR

    Bruney can pitch longer and consecutively.

  120. jason April 25th, 2008 at 6:20 pm

    I agree about the lineup.
    In the short term Duncan instead of Giambi provides a lot of balance and lh/rh (or swtich all the way down).
    I do think Miranda is going to hit. He has hit much better of late and is really hitting righties well. Lefties he is not doing quite as well but is seeing the ball better. He walks a lot. He is Giambi lite (but better than Giambi washed-up). Duncan/Miranda is not a bad platoon for now, but agreed we need a real first baseman and there are none in the farm for a couple of years.

  121. Peter Rabbit April 25th, 2008 at 6:20 pm

    Hey guys, I was watching Fox5 Local news a few minutes ago and they had a TMZ teaser for later tonight—something about how Joe Torre “disses” New York? What’s the story? It’s not reported anywhere online…

  122. Betsy April 25th, 2008 at 6:24 pm

    Ohlendorf will be back – he probably won’t like it (check that, I know he wont), but this is really better for him. He can get some decent work in a role he was prepared for and when the Yankees need him to do what he should be doing, he’ll be ready. Plus, he can work on some things down in Scranton. I really like this kid a lot and look forward to seeing him again.

    I think Alby will do a solid job for us – this whole Bruney thing is depressing. I’m really in a blue mood about the Yankees and all their injuries. I guess I can try to be positive and say that it’s possible that we find some really good arms that will now get the chance with Bruney out….but honestly? I don’t feel like looking at the bright side; right now, lol, there is none. I thought baseball was supposed to be fun…….blah.

  123. Jeff NJ April 25th, 2008 at 6:25 pm

    Ohlendorf is still with the team

  124. Wang IS Taiwan April 25th, 2008 at 6:26 pm

    It bugs me when reporters/fans say Hawkins and Farnsworth need to “step it up”. What? Don’t you think the pitchers would do it IF they could? They just are what they are. Period. We’ve personally experienced how irratic Farnsworth is, and the Yankees had the stats on Hawkins when they decided to sign him (highest ERA in Yankee Stadium ever — please). We need to find another solution and fast.

    Like there’s a big pool of great relievers just waiting to be grabbed by the Yanks…

  125. Westerner99 April 25th, 2008 at 6:29 pm

    (sarcasm alert) Wang – good work on the double punctuation. Period. Exclamation Point!

  126. randy l April 25th, 2008 at 6:31 pm

    cb-
    people are ragging on the twins management. they are a game and a half behind the yankees. what does that say about yankee management with their resources?

    i think it’s safe to say, with their track record, that the twins know how to bring up young players. liriano pitches 9 innings in three major league starts. he didn’t do well. he’s not hurt. he wasn’t overused. he went back down to triple a. what a concept.

    maybe the yankees should try it when one of their young guys stinks in three straight starts.

  127. S.A.-Phil Hughes was saved and Joba will be a starter! April 25th, 2008 at 6:32 pm

    Oh Yeah-Let’s go Rangers tonight!

  128. Tribeca April 25th, 2008 at 6:36 pm

    So Joba likes Erin Andrews. Who doesn’t, Pete? How old is Erin BTW?

    Looks like the rain has followed the Yankees all the way to Cleveland. Delay and/or postponement expected.

  129. Angel April 25th, 2008 at 6:36 pm

    “Meanwhile, the people at the Huffington Post apparently don’t have much to do.”

    Pete, you could have just left it that and been spot on, lol. That blog is painful reading.

  130. Art F April 25th, 2008 at 6:36 pm

    RE: Huffington Post

    Typical Huffington nonsense; practicing the politics of personal destruction. It is very clear Joba didn’t have time to say anything after the wrap to cause any reaction. Notice the one comment there goes for a gutter comment. No class. You won’t see this stuff on a right-wing blog.

  131. hmmm April 25th, 2008 at 6:37 pm

    “and the Yankees had the stats on Hawkins when they decided to sign him (highest ERA in Yankee Stadium ever — please).”

    you do realize that all of those stats were compiled while pitching to the Yankees, right?

  132. berniepaul&tino April 25th, 2008 at 6:38 pm

    Why is SNY so much better than YES. This should not be happening. Harold Reynolds is on their pregame show now.

  133. hmmm April 25th, 2008 at 6:39 pm

    “what does that say about yankee management with their resources?”

    it says that we are only 23 games into the season?

    in other words, it doesn’t say anything at all. about either team.

    randy, i like the Twins’ FO too. i think they are pretty good at evaluating talent (though i don’t know how much that will suffer from Ryan to Smith).

    so, i am with you on the Liriano comment.

    but it really doesn’t mean anything that they are a game or two behind the yankees. it’s April.

  134. Boston Dave April 25th, 2008 at 6:46 pm

    randy l

    nobody is saying the twins havent done a great job at drafting and developing players.

    in this instance, it makes no sense at all why they brought liriano back so quickly. that’s all

    no need to get so defensive of the twins.

  135. Don Vito A. Bellamo April 25th, 2008 at 6:49 pm

    again…I hope Bruney gets better soon,,,but I love having Alby in the ‘pen…..Britton ???….I’ll reserve judgement on that one…. >;-)

  136. mel April 25th, 2008 at 6:51 pm

    I think Liriano was brought back to quickly. Just look at how they stretched out Clemens last season. It was excruciatingly slow.

    Considering Liriano was coming back from elbow surgery and is the crown jewel of their staff, they should’ve erred on the side of caution. The Twins may know how to develop pitchers, but this rehab stint was botched IMO.

  137. ZTube April 25th, 2008 at 6:52 pm

    Would it surprise anyone if Byrd were to pitch a complete game shutout tonight?

  138. hmmm April 25th, 2008 at 6:56 pm

    “Would it surprise anyone if Byrd were to pitch a complete game shutout tonight?”

    yes. the yankees have actually scored some runs the last 4 games.

    i think they’ll wear him down and he’ll be out after 5 innings.

  139. YankeeFan April 25th, 2008 at 6:56 pm

    whozat,

    bruney: 11.1 inn, 1.59 era, 1.15 whip

    yes too many walks, but also lots of k’s and he’s got us out of a few tough situations already.

    compared to last year, and compared to our other relievers, he’s done great.

  140. Boston Dave April 25th, 2008 at 6:56 pm

    Don Vito,

    I dont like Britton at all but I’ll let him prove me wrong. He was ok in Baltimore, though I don’t think he was as good as his #s. I think he’ll be an average reliever, which is fine, but I don’t think he’s the type of guy who would fare well against a team like the Indians, IMO.

  141. Don Vito A. Bellamo April 25th, 2008 at 6:56 pm

    ZTube, step away from the bottle, NN !

  142. Don Vito A. Bellamo April 25th, 2008 at 6:57 pm

    It would be great if Britton took Hawkins’ place after Troy keeps that ERA in the 10.00 range for another month ! ( :-) )…sorry, I couldn’t resist.. :-)

  143. Wang IS Taiwan April 25th, 2008 at 6:58 pm

    hmm,

    no duh question, right? the point is that pitching in high-pressure situations (a la Yankee Stadium) is a big factor to consider for any reliever when signing him. EVERY game at Yankee Stadium or with the Yankees seems to be pressurized.

  144. Boston Dave April 25th, 2008 at 6:59 pm

    “Would it surprise anyone if Byrd were to pitch a complete game shutout tonight?”

    It depends on their approach. If they plan to play to the scouting report, they can hit Byrd just fine. If they are too patient and getting behind in the count, it could be a problem.

    Prediction: Yanks win 6-5 :)

  145. randy l April 25th, 2008 at 6:59 pm

    “but it really doesn’t mean anything that they are a game or two behind the yankees. it’s April.”

    hmmm-
    yeah , i know, but i’ve been agreeing with so much of what cb has been saying this spring that i was getting bored , so i decided to liven things up a bit by going against the grain.

    all kidding aside, i’ve been close friends with the cliburn brothers for almost twenty years. they really know what they’re doing with pitchers. even though stan thought liriano needed more time at triple a and said it to the media, he also said to the media that it would be an organizational decision .

    i don’t see the problem with what the twins did. they tried something in a safe way. it didn’t work. they backed up and adjusted.

    maybe it was good for liriano to see what he had to work on for major league hitters . maybe if he wouldn’t have gone up he wouldn’t have known.

  146. Betsy April 25th, 2008 at 7:00 pm

    So is Ross going to be sent down?

    Poor Liriano, by the way. This is how the Twins treat their ace? Putting their own needs for the year ahead of his long-term future? Wow….I can’t even comprehend the idiocy.

  147. hmmm April 25th, 2008 at 7:01 pm

    “yeah , i know, but i’ve been agreeing with so much of what cb has been saying this spring that i was getting bored , so i decided to liven things up a bit by going against the grain.”

    i hear you. CB is the man.

  148. Betsy April 25th, 2008 at 7:02 pm

    I guess Ross won’t be going down – sheesh. The Yankees have taken such care (rightly so) with their big three, but they won’t take half the care with a very talented pitcher in his own right? Cash needs to explain the hypocrisy.

  149. GoSox April 25th, 2008 at 7:03 pm

    That HuffPo thing is ridiculous. It’s impossible to watch that and think that she was reacting to something Chamberlain said. Of course, that didn’t stop the yahoos at Deadspin, etc., to pick up that post and run with it.

  150. Boston Dave April 25th, 2008 at 7:05 pm

    Betsy,

    I am reserving judgement on the Ohlendorf decision. Maybe they plan to send Britton back down and call Rasner up, thus converting Ross back to short relief.

    I’ll wait and see what moves they make over the next week before making any opinions on the situation.

    IMO, the Yanks (Cash) will make the right moves.

  151. Jimmy27 April 25th, 2008 at 7:05 pm

    Musings
    Damon is 4th in the league with 17 runs (Crawford, Ellsbury, and Ichiro have more)

    Melky is tied with A-rod for the team lead with 4 HRs (on pace for 28 – he had 8 last year) 20 hrs from the Melkman would be huge.
    Can this continue?

  152. mel April 25th, 2008 at 7:05 pm

    Did you guys notice that the audio cut out right at the end? Right where he would’ve said something along the lines of “Thank you” or “No problem”.

    In one minute EA is acting sympathetic and the next she’s all business. Harumph.

  153. Tribeca April 25th, 2008 at 7:06 pm

    Raindrops keep fallin’ on my head
    And just like the guy whose feet are too big for his bed
    Nothin’ seems to fit
    Those raindrops are fallin’ on my head, they keep fallin’
    ……..

  154. hmmm April 25th, 2008 at 7:08 pm

    “no duh question, right? the point is that pitching in high-pressure situations (a la Yankee Stadium) is a big factor to consider for any reliever when signing him. EVERY game at Yankee Stadium or with the Yankees seems to be pressurized.”

    right, because he didn’t just come off a season where his team literally needed to win every single game for 3 weeks just to force a 1 game playoff for a postseason spot.

    no pressure there.

    of course, a Yankee/Oriole game in May is more pressurized that pitching in the 1 game playoff last year. or the ALDS, ALCS, WS, etc.

    counting the playoff game, he gave up 1 run in 6 postseason innings last year for a 1.50 ERA.

    look, i don’t think the guy is great. but he can be decent.

  155. berniepaul&tino April 25th, 2008 at 7:08 pm

    anyone else having trouble hearing the announcers?

  156. TKinDC April 25th, 2008 at 7:09 pm

    Jimmy -

    I doubt we’ll get a ton of power from Melky, but I am really happy with what he is contributing. It is funny with all the ink that Ellsbury gets up in Boston, Melky is a year younger.

  157. Jimmy27 April 25th, 2008 at 7:16 pm

    TK,
    yup – But I think with the quick start he may double last years output.
    Melky has really been flying under the dradis compared to Ellsbury- which is fine.

  158. pat April 25th, 2008 at 7:16 pm

    Just caught up reading comments.

    Liriano is physically fine. Supoosedly he told Gardenhire he has lost his confidence on the mind so they sent him back to AAA to find it.

    Suzyn Waldman said Moeller’s waiver time begins Monday and 72 hours after that he can declare free agency. He told her if he isn’t claimed he would waive free agency and return to Scranton cause the organization has been so great to him in the time he was here.

  159. Teddy April 25th, 2008 at 7:17 pm

    Here we go!

  160. bphill April 25th, 2008 at 7:17 pm

    Wow, Giambi can’t handle that ball…Imagine him at 3rd haha

  161. berniepaul&tino April 25th, 2008 at 7:17 pm

    well it didnt take long

  162. Boston Dave April 25th, 2008 at 7:17 pm

    TK,

    20HR isnt out of the question for Melky, especially playing half of his games in Yankee Stadium.

    who gets more? Melky HR or Giambi errors?

    UGH

  163. S.A.-Phil Hughes was saved and Joba will be a starter! April 25th, 2008 at 7:17 pm

    oh come on

  164. Fran April 25th, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    I really do hope Duncan comes back tomorrow. He has to be better than Giambi at first.

  165. pat April 25th, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    EDIT: on the MOUND

  166. Wang IS Taiwan April 25th, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    Hawkins is as iffy and irratic as Farnsworth. He had a good stretch last year, you’re right. Just about anyone can have them. He’s even had a couple with us. Glad you think he’s decent. I don’t think he’s going to help us very much this year.

  167. Boston Dave April 25th, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    pat,

    but Liriano was struggling in the minors. why not at least wait until he seems like he’s alright there before calling him up?

  168. pat April 25th, 2008 at 7:21 pm

    Boston Dave

    Just repeating what Suzyn Waldman was reporting. She said Gardenhire sat down with Liriano and he admitted he had lost his confidence on the mound so they were sending him back down to get his head together.

  169. Boston Dave April 25th, 2008 at 7:22 pm

    Rays jump out to a 1-0 lead over the Sawx

  170. JMO April 25th, 2008 at 7:22 pm

    Did you see how unathletic Giambi looked on that Sizemore Ground Ball?

    I’m not kidding: My 69 year old dad puts in 50+ minutes walking at a 9 degree incline on the treadmill 4-5 times per week…My dad would have looked better trying to field that ball than Giambi.

  171. Boston Dave April 25th, 2008 at 7:22 pm

    pat,

    ok. i just didnt make sense to bring him up in the first place, but what do i know :)

  172. hmmm April 25th, 2008 at 7:23 pm

    “Hawkins is as iffy and irratic as Farnsworth.”

    yes, he has been as erratic. but overall, he has been better.

    career ERA as a reliever: 3.49 over 565 innings.
    Farns? 4.11 as a reliever over 541 innings.

    Hawkins has been a DECENT, albeit unspectacular, reliever for almost a decade.

  173. Brian - So Cal Yankee Fan April 25th, 2008 at 7:24 pm

    Giambi has been absolutely brutal defensively, even for Giambi….and he’s really tearing it up with the bat to make up for it….lol BA 160′s…guess 20+ million doesn’t go as far as it used to….

    SoCalYankeeFan8)

  174. Boston Dave April 25th, 2008 at 7:24 pm

    the Indians announcers on that last pitch to VMart (the called strike:

    they watched it in the K Zone streak right through the strike zone… and still said “i dont care if it goes through the zone, that is not a strike”

  175. Brian from PA April 25th, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    Giambi just keeps giving the “DFA Giambi” camp more and more ammo.

    I hate the Indian’s channel STO because they put the score box in the bottom right corner. it’s a pretty distracting location and with the score bars across the top of the screen it’s possible to look at them without taking to much focus off of the game action, which is not the case with the box in the bottom right corner.

  176. Wang IS Taiwan April 25th, 2008 at 7:27 pm

    hmm,

    Thanks for the stats. Not very impressive. And with this year’s start, I have low expectations. Here’s hoping you’re right about him being decent for the Yankees.

  177. Neil April 25th, 2008 at 7:27 pm

    The Big G hurting the team once again.

  178. Brian from PA April 25th, 2008 at 7:27 pm

    and jason’s ineptitude at first base leads to a run.

  179. JMO April 25th, 2008 at 7:28 pm

    Past a diving Jeter!!!

  180. Kj April 25th, 2008 at 7:29 pm

    how much longer do I have to watch Giambi cost this team runs. oh yea and he cant hit to save his life.

  181. S.A.-Phil Hughes was saved and Joba will be a starter! April 25th, 2008 at 7:29 pm

    Dang it! COme on Andy!

  182. mel April 25th, 2008 at 7:32 pm

    Thank god, that could’ve been so much worse. Leadoff error leads to 7 batters.

  183. Brian from PA April 25th, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    an inauspicious start for Andy Pettitte. at least he only allowed a run. hope he settles in.

    Powerplay goal by Brandon Dubinsky with 6:20 left in the first period, 1-0 NY Rangers over Pittsburgh Penguins

  184. Rocco April 25th, 2008 at 7:34 pm

    1-0 Rangers!!! WOOOO

  185. CB April 25th, 2008 at 7:34 pm

    “i don’t see the problem with what the twins did. they tried something in a safe way. it didn’t work. they backed up and adjusted.”

    randy,

    Joel Christensen is the main beat writer for the twins for the biggest newspaper in the city.

    Here’s what he had to say about the Liriano situation. It’s pretty damning:

    “Let’s face it, the Twins rushed Liriano.
    It was a reasonable gamble, considering Liriano’s pre-surgery talent, but it backfired.

    Now, assuming Liriano is headed back to the minors, they must keep him focused. He must keep himself focused no matter the weather conditions or defense behind him. Forget the slider. Forget the change-up. He has to command the fastball, or none of it matters.”

    It does not get much worse for upper management (especially new upper management) than “They had reports that he wasn’t ready following his April 8 start for Rochester and called him up anyway.”

    That is absolutely awful. They were explicitly told by their minor league people that Liriano was not ready and they went directly against that evaluation and called him up anyway.

    Clearly, it was Bill Smith who forced Liriano up to the big club – not one other than the GM would have the ability to do that (the owner I guess but I don’t see Pohlad’s hand here).

    And now there are multiple stories coming out of Minnesota that Liriano’s confidence took a big hit after the shellacking he took in the majors. One of the main reason why people there wanted him sent back down was that he needed to recover mentally from how bad he was in the bigs.

    Not exactly the best thing for a guy recovering from TJ, never mind a guy you are staking your franchise on.

    I’ll leave it to you to guess why it is that Bill Smith called up Lirano despite being told that he needed more time.

    My guess – yeah, it had something to do with fall out from the Santan trade.

    By the way,and this might just be a coincidence, there’s been a lot of talk recently about how horrendously bad Carlos Gomez (the centerpiece to the Santan deal) has been playing.

    Gomez has a .242 BA, .258 OBP, and a .324 Slugging percentage. That’s good for a .610 OPS – 3rd worst in all of baseball. A .258 OBP is unbelievably bad. 12th worst in all of baseball.

    Gomez was the only player to make the major league roster from the santana trade. Before the trade Smith insisted that they get 2 major league ready young players in the deal. There is now growing talk they will have to send down Gomez because he’s been so bad – they are thinking about giving the starting CF job to the marginal Denard Span.

    One of the things Smith said over and over in the winter was that Melky didn’t count for much. In his evaluation Melky was a 4th outfielder – I followed this and that was the Twins consensus.

    So the main piece they got for Santana has a .610 OPS and the guy they rejected as a 4th outfielder now has a 0.894 OPS – that’s the 4th highest OPS of any centerfielder in baseball right now.

    So I’d guess Smith calling up Liriano over the recommendations of his minor league people was related to Gomez’s terrible season.

    That’s terrible management. The Terry Ryan days are over there.

  186. TKinDC April 25th, 2008 at 7:35 pm

    It is bad enough watching Giambi when a pro like Andy is pitching. But when IPK or Phil have the added pressure of knowing that there is a sieve to their left it can’t help much.

    Too many quality outfielders on the team to DH him all the time though.

  187. Jimmy27 April 25th, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    Brian
    ineptitude? inauspicious?
    Do you have a vocabulary quiz tomorrow? jk

  188. YankeesTech April 25th, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    EL Giambino makes up for this mistake… lets hope he can keep this up.

  189. JGNYC (insert Pro-Yankee slogan here) April 25th, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    Respect the Giambino!!!

  190. JMO April 25th, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    Sorry Jason: My 69 year old dad could not have crushed that ball.

  191. Fran April 25th, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    Well at least Giambi made up for his error with that HR.

  192. mel April 25th, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    Jason, you bum!!! Get outta…Wait…homerun! lol.

  193. Boston Dave April 25th, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    nice to see the Yankees being aggressive against Byrd. He likes to throw first pitch strikes and doesn’t walk guys.

    Posada hit the ball hard and then Giambino smacks that one.

  194. Rishi April 25th, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    Giambi gets it back :)

  195. JoeT YANKEES April 25th, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    Jason Giambi is probably the best player to ever wear pinstripes lol

    he’s even in runs scored/runs allowed now but still behind about 15 pitches

  196. S.A.-Phil Hughes was saved and Joba will be a starter! April 25th, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    I don’t know how much more of Giambi at 1st I can take.

    and Giambi just hit a HR..

  197. DMan April 25th, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    He still has some muscle.

  198. TKinDC April 25th, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    My critique clearly got through to Giambi!

    Call me HankSinDC!

  199. Pedro April 25th, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    If Giambi hits a HR for every error he makes, we’ll score a 1000 runs this year.

  200. DMan April 25th, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    Well. At least Cano went the other way with that fly out. Thats a good sign I think.

  201. mel April 25th, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    Although, it would’ve been 1-0 Yankees without the error…

  202. JoeT YANKEES April 25th, 2008 at 7:39 pm

    closer to 1500 Pedro lol

  203. mel April 25th, 2008 at 7:39 pm

    And Byrd still used less pitches than Andy did in the first. Come on guys, he’ll slow you to death.

  204. S.A.-Phil Hughes was saved and Joba will be a starter! April 25th, 2008 at 7:39 pm

    bases loaded, 1 out for Boston

  205. Boston Dave April 25th, 2008 at 7:41 pm

    SA

    Garza can’t throw a strike

  206. Brian from PA April 25th, 2008 at 7:41 pm

    “Brian
    ineptitude? inauspicious?
    Do you have a vocabulary quiz tomorrow? jk”

    it was my michael kay impression :)

  207. JMO April 25th, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    Hey you guys watching STO on MLB in-demand?

    That Jeep ad with the music from 28 Days Later is excellent.

  208. stet April 25th, 2008 at 7:44 pm

    ” Joba didn’t have time to say anything after the wrap to cause any reaction. Notice the one comment there goes for a gutter comment. No class.”
    yeah i agree
    especially joba, i mean he’s done nothing but be a great dude and upright citizen.

    cross yr fingers for no delays tonight

  209. S.A.-Phil Hughes was saved and Joba will be a starter! April 25th, 2008 at 7:44 pm

    wow he can’t. ugh

  210. Brian from PA April 25th, 2008 at 7:44 pm

    well that was lucky break. Good job Melky!

  211. nathan April 25th, 2008 at 7:44 pm

    Peter, we all know how much you respected Torre and how you will never write a wrong word about him..

    but can we stop with the Torre man-crush already… any opportunity to bring up Torre.. you are doing so.. to equate that after 22 odd games that Torre and Girardi handle the pen the same way.. is far-fetched…

    Torre has cost us lost of games with his handling of the pen.. we donno if Girardi will be good or not, but lets wait half a season before we declare the manager to be nothing but a paper pusher in the AL… jeez man…

  212. mel April 25th, 2008 at 7:44 pm

    Why do all the catchers think they can take second on a single? Nice to know that Posada’s not the only who does that.

  213. Don Vito A. Bellamo April 25th, 2008 at 7:44 pm

    ” In the debate of whether HGH is better than steroids, Jason Giambi has stated his case by homering off Paul Byrd. That’s one point for steroids. “….These are called Sportswriter’s b@lls….Pete, why don’t you say that right to Jason’s face when you interview him after the game ?…I’m really not impressed when Pete takes cheap shots at dudes like that…

  214. Don Vito A. Bellamo April 25th, 2008 at 7:46 pm

    If Giambi keeps this up, it’ll be hard to be against the ” take the good with the bad ” arguments….

  215. Jimmy27 April 25th, 2008 at 7:46 pm

    Brian, would you agree that Melky’s arm is inescapable?

  216. Boston Dave April 25th, 2008 at 7:48 pm

    “It’s cool to watch Melky throw guys out. He might have the best arm in the AL now that Vlad doesn’t play a lot of OF.”

    Jermaine Dye looked pretty good in that last series.

  217. pat April 25th, 2008 at 7:48 pm

    I hate Paul Byrd’s wind up. Just thought I’d share.

  218. Brian from PA April 25th, 2008 at 7:48 pm

    i would Jimmy, i would.

    inescapable: this is a word that i struck out on in 5th grade when i was going for a homerun in spelling baseball.

  219. Peter Abraham April 25th, 2008 at 7:50 pm

    Don Vito:

    Let’s agree on this: You have no idea whatsoever what Giami talks to the writers about. It turns out he knows he did steroids. He admitted it. It was in the Mitchell Report. He also has a sense of humor, which you could use yourself.

    Put down the pinstripe pom-poms and calm down.

  220. S.A.-Phil Hughes was saved and Joba will be a starter! April 25th, 2008 at 7:50 pm

    run damon run

  221. mel April 25th, 2008 at 7:52 pm

    A wild pitch here would be really nice. Or a base hit. Either, or.

  222. Pedro April 25th, 2008 at 7:53 pm

    Oh man, such bad luck. Another deep flyball, another out. This sucks. At least we are hitting him hard.

  223. Robert O'Kelly April 25th, 2008 at 7:53 pm

    Was Jeter’s fly-out as close to a HR as it looked on Gamecast” Looked very close

  224. Brian from PA April 25th, 2008 at 7:54 pm

    they’ve hit a few pretty hard off byrd so far. that bodes well.

  225. S.A.-Phil Hughes was saved and Joba will be a starter! April 25th, 2008 at 7:54 pm

    Damn

  226. Brian from PA April 25th, 2008 at 7:54 pm

    Robert, it was on the warning track so yeah pretty close.

  227. Christine April 25th, 2008 at 7:54 pm

    “UPDATE, 7:40 p.m.: In the debate of whether HGH is better than steroids, Jason Giambi has stated his case by homering off Paul Byrd. That’s one point for steroids.”

    Oh, Peter, you are so BAD. :-)

  228. Fran April 25th, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    Sizemore made 2 good plays to keep the Yanks from scoring. But if they keep hitting them like that the balls will eventually fall in.

  229. Rishi April 25th, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    Question: does Byrd usually get so many fly outs? Seems like every ball has been hit pretty hard – I’m wondering if that’s how he pitches or what the offense is doing…

  230. Brian from PA April 25th, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    Grady Sizemore is Adam Jones-ing us.

  231. JoeT YANKEES April 25th, 2008 at 7:57 pm

    ok so the second to last pitch to Abreu did anyone notice the balk!?! they show the view (on my 9) from behind Damon on third base, he has his hands in his glove, breaks his hands, puts them back in his glove, breaks his hands again, puts them back in, then starts his wind-up… BALK.. one run

    take a look if u have TiVo

  232. Westerner99 April 25th, 2008 at 7:59 pm

    Joe T – that is not a balk. Check the rule book…you can find it on mlb.com.

  233. Patrick Bateman April 25th, 2008 at 8:00 pm

    When are we replacing Giambi with a hot bat like Mientkiewicz (.212 0HR)

    *gags*

  234. Brian from PA April 25th, 2008 at 8:02 pm

    Joe T I believe a balk is only when you interrupt your motion after beginning the windup without taking your foot off the rubber or something like that. what byrd does is before he starts his wind up and he does it all the time.

  235. Pedro April 25th, 2008 at 8:02 pm

    Nice DP! Great, economical inning.

  236. stet April 25th, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    what channel is the game on?

  237. Rishi April 25th, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    good inning…good inning…more like those :)

  238. TKinDC April 25th, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    Suzyn W. is describing lis franc surgery/injury.

    Doesn’t sound like a lot of fun (on top of the personal stuff)

    Too bad for Bruney :(

  239. Brian from PA April 25th, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    nice Andy. strike out and double play, no better way to get out of the inning when the leadoff man gets on.

  240. mel April 25th, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    lol. Wakefield walked Gross on an 8-pitch knuckleball fest.

    Escapes trouble.

  241. TKinDC April 25th, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    I seriously think that Byrd attributes his wind-up to Bob Feller (crusty old but great Indian pitcher)

    It gives me something to dislike him for!

  242. Rishi April 25th, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    game’s on my9

  243. randy l April 25th, 2008 at 8:05 pm

    cb-
    the trade of garza for delmon young was also controversial. garza was the twins’ hughes at the beginning of last year. i don’t know anything about smith, but the twins have a different kind of organization than the yankees. they keep management and coaches around longer and promote more from within. i’m assuming that’s how smith got the job. they must know him well. i wouldn’t write him off yet, and terry ryan is still involved as an advisor.

    the twins are 5th in pitching right now even without santana . i’ll again say they must be doing something right. maybe the yankees organization should study what the twins do with pitchers because the twins seem to have a lot more success with pitching.

  244. Brian from PA April 25th, 2008 at 8:05 pm

    2-0 Rangers 1 minute 52 seconds into the 2nd period. I believe it will be reviewed though might’ve been hit by a high stick.

  245. Rishi April 25th, 2008 at 8:06 pm

    I mean being aggressive is one thing, but all these one pitch outs are driving me crazy

  246. stet April 25th, 2008 at 8:06 pm

    okay that’s what i thought but for some reason it’s on abc up here, but with the my9 logo thing in the corner
    hmm
    okay thanks rishi!!

  247. Steve Balboni April 25th, 2008 at 8:07 pm

    Rangers up 2-0. second goal under review. but the yankees can use some of this offense.

  248. JoeT YANKEES April 25th, 2008 at 8:07 pm

    westerner – if you’re on the rubber you can’t break your hands, thats also in the rule book

    See bobby valentine in the 2000 world series with Pettitte on the mound

  249. Boston Dave April 25th, 2008 at 8:07 pm

    Yankees are playing it right against Byrd.

    They have hit the ball hard off of him and the runs will come soon enough.

    Don’t worry about first pitch swinging against this guy, unless he starts to throw the ball out of the zone (which he hasnt done yet).

  250. Rocco April 25th, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    2-0 rangers!!!! WOOO WOOOOOOOOO

  251. Boston Dave April 25th, 2008 at 8:09 pm

    mel,

    wakefield walks three guys in the innings, shows little control…

    what do the two Rays hitters do with the bases juiced and 1 out in that situation?

    hack at the first pitches and hit a weak fly and a weak grounder.

    ugh…

  252. JGNYC (insert Pro-Yankee slogan here) April 25th, 2008 at 8:10 pm

    Respect the Giambino!!!!

  253. Rocco April 25th, 2008 at 8:10 pm

    3-0 rangers!!!! WOW

  254. Boston Dave April 25th, 2008 at 8:10 pm

    “They have hit the ball hard off of him and the runs will come soon enough.”

    whoever said that knows what they’re talkin’ bout!

  255. bphill April 25th, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    No doubt about it.

  256. miggs April 25th, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    big G making his case. Love it.

  257. Fran April 25th, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    Good thing that the Yanks did not DFA Giambi yet.

  258. Laura April 25th, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    I don’t care how many HRs he hits. He still shouldn’t be playing 1B.

  259. Frak April 25th, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    Technically, its 4-0 Giambi.

  260. Brian from PA April 25th, 2008 at 8:12 pm

    Chris Drury’s goal stands, 2-0 Rangers.

    Sean Avery just scored with 16:23 let in the 2nd, 3-0 Rangers!

    Giambi!!!

  261. longtime April 25th, 2008 at 8:12 pm

    maybe we shouldn’t DFA Giambi,Huh

  262. TKinDC April 25th, 2008 at 8:12 pm

    Byrd is doing his Mike Timlin impersonation?

  263. RustyJohn April 25th, 2008 at 8:12 pm

    Apparently Don Vito has been unaware of Giambi’s admission, apology and Balco testimony that has been an on-going issue for 3 years.

  264. Rishi April 25th, 2008 at 8:12 pm

    good point, Frak :)

  265. S.A.-Phil Hughes was saved and Joba will be a starter! April 25th, 2008 at 8:12 pm

    Way to go Giambi. :)

  266. Nick in SF April 25th, 2008 at 8:12 pm

    Jason, I never STOPPED loving you.

    Forget that stuff that may have been said by someone resembling me in the recent past.

  267. randy l April 25th, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    sj 44-
    so how many home runs does giambi have to hit before it balance out his bad defense?

    probably about 35 is my guess.

  268. JGNYC (insert Pro-Yankee slogan here) April 25th, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    Giambi speaks, Girardi needs to consider batting him ahead of Cano.

  269. S.A.-Phil Hughes was saved and Joba will be a starter! April 25th, 2008 at 8:14 pm

    Yes! Go Rangers!

  270. Majambo April 25th, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    It’s hilarious how Michael Kay ALWAYS says that Paul Byrd looks like Kelsey Grammer when HE looks like John Mahoney who plays Frazier’s father on the show.

  271. randy l April 25th, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    no way cano. you know what’s really crazy. in dewans fielding bible i think jeter will get credit for that play because it was in jeter’s zone.

  272. Boston Dave April 25th, 2008 at 8:16 pm

    Wakefield in trouble again

    54 pitches through 2 1/3

  273. Westerner99 April 25th, 2008 at 8:16 pm

    Joe, as a high school baseball coach having to deal with inadequate umpires, I am intimately familiar with the baseball rule book. Go read the rules on balks. You will then understand.

    As an aside, if anyone on here loves being at local baseball games and wants to help out the community, go become an umpire at the high school level. You stay close to the action and it really helps out the level of play when you have people that love the sport and aren’t doing it for the $40.

  274. PAT M. April 25th, 2008 at 8:16 pm

    Just limit his time with the leather, and his 35 dingers are pure profit…..He’s going hit 30-35 and drive in 85…That being said, he’ll leak in way too many runs as we’ve already witnessed this April…..

  275. kill.schill(ing) April 25th, 2008 at 8:17 pm

    No chance Bruney could return in September?

  276. Nick in SF April 25th, 2008 at 8:21 pm

    I just gave the Tampa announcers a chance (usually a mistake) just as Upton was thrown out stealing at third. The Tampa folks were beside themselves not just about how lousy a call it was (and he was safe, but it was close) but about how that kind of thing always happens when the Rays play the Sox or the Yanks and that MLB should be ashamed and it’s degrading the product and blah blah blah.

    It made me laugh. That said, go Rays (now 3-2).

  277. Brian from PA April 25th, 2008 at 8:21 pm

    wtf the Penguins just scored twice in like 10 seconds and now it’s 3-2 Rangers

  278. VRSCE April 25th, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    A question.

    Wasn’t the deciding factor in the Yankees’ decision to end their interest in Santana triggered by Petite’s return for 2008?

  279. Rocco April 25th, 2008 at 8:24 pm

    Well the Rangers did lose a game they were up 5-0 earlier in the year so blowing a 3-0 lead is possible

  280. Kev Van April 25th, 2008 at 8:24 pm

    Pete, why do you keep bringing up the issue of HGH/steroids? I mean, let it go already. People don’t like to see that. We all know that it happened, but there’s no point to keep rubbing old wounds we all are trying to move on.

  281. Westerner99 April 25th, 2008 at 8:25 pm

    Andy’s really going to have to be frugal on pitches to get into the 7th.

  282. S.A.-Phil Hughes was saved and Joba will be a starter! April 25th, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    friggin penguins

  283. Nick in SF April 25th, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    Steroid talk is so passe.

    Let’s talk more about #21.

  284. S.A.-Phil Hughes was saved and Joba will be a starter! April 25th, 2008 at 8:28 pm

    Andy’s @ 69 pitches right now

  285. Boston Dave April 25th, 2008 at 8:28 pm

    Wakefield at 70 pitches after 3. He’s avoided most of the trouble but he doesn’t look good at all.

    The key to beating the Sox this season may simply be wearing out their bullpen over the course of the season.

    - Daisuke typically is at 100 pitches after 5 IP even when he is pitching well.

    - Lester, ditto.

    - Buchholz is on an innings limit and they may go to Bartolo soon, lol.

    - Wakefield has been one guy who eats innings. After tonight he’ll be averaging less than 6IP per start.

    If this holds up, the Sox pen will be in rough shape. Since they don’t have as many arms in the minors as the Yankees (though Masterson may help out), they can’t reload quite as well.

  286. Brian from PA April 25th, 2008 at 8:31 pm

    the Penguins fans keep booing the crap out of Jagr everytime he touches the puck. He helped them to 2 Stanley Cups and is one of their best and most popular players of all time.

    Has anyone else noticed how ugly Paul Byrd is?

  287. mel April 25th, 2008 at 8:31 pm

    I’ll take an out like that from Melky any day over the 1 or 2 pitch outs that Jeter & the other vets have been making.

    Melky & in the recent past (but not lately), Cano, have been making the pitchers work.

  288. Rishi April 25th, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    I was thinking the same thing, Mel – I don’t think anyone has seen as many pitches as Melky has this game…

  289. Frank April 25th, 2008 at 8:35 pm

    RustyJ – the question was would Peter say those comments to Giambi… me thinks not..

    its a cheap shot..

    this is his blog, but he also has responsibility to be fair..

  290. Boston Dave April 25th, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    mel/Rishi,

    IMO, its fine to be this aggressive against certain pitchers.

    Like Halladay, Byrd attacks the zone early and often. There isn’t much advantage to being patient, especially when the Indians have a pretty good bullpen.

    The Yanks, even on many of their outs, are hitting the ball hard. Sizemore saved a couple runs and they’ve just hit some balls right at fielders.

  291. mel April 25th, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    Triple by Crawford ties up the game.

  292. randy l April 25th, 2008 at 8:38 pm

    “the question was would Peter say those comments to Giambi… me thinks not..”
    i think giambi would think it’s funny.

  293. mel April 25th, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    This video highlight keeps popping up, “Melky gets his man”

  294. Boston Dave April 25th, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    mel,

    5 walks for wakefield. The rays would be up 8-3 if all of their hitters were as patient as the 5 he’s walked. some of the guys are swinging away at a guy who has no control tonight.

  295. Rishi April 25th, 2008 at 8:40 pm

    Yeah, Boston Dave, I get what you are saying – but I guess we are too programmed to want to run the starting pitcher out of the game (I hate it when the other pitcher has thrown fewer pitches than the Yankee pitcher)…

    I figure the more pitches you foul off/see the more likely you are to get something you can really hit – I think they are “really hitting” – just not for actual hits. (if that makes any sense)

  296. Boston Dave April 25th, 2008 at 8:40 pm

    hahaha, run scoring error on julio lugo

    4-3 rays

  297. Blargh April 25th, 2008 at 8:40 pm

    Can control and a knuckleballer really fit together?

  298. Pedro April 25th, 2008 at 8:42 pm

    Comon Jeter gotta get that ball.

  299. S.A.-Phil Hughes was saved and Joba will be a starter! April 25th, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    c’mon Andy

  300. Boston Dave April 25th, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    Rishi,

    I know what you’re saying also… but Byrd doesn’t scare me at all. It’s not like we need to worry if he’s still pitching in the 8th inning instead of Betancourt.

    I’m curious what Byrd’s first pitch strike % is tonight. It may be 100… that’s just how he is. No reason not to take advantage.

    Pettitte should get through 6 innings tonight which isn’t ideal but it’s good enough (especially if he keeps the yanks in the lead when he leaves).

  301. Boston Dave April 25th, 2008 at 8:44 pm

    delete my last post about andy, ugh

  302. Mike Housman April 25th, 2008 at 8:45 pm

    Strikes please

  303. Pedro April 25th, 2008 at 8:45 pm

    Oh my God Pettitte, right down the middle? Fuuuck

  304. Brian from PA April 25th, 2008 at 8:45 pm

    you gotta be kidding me andy.

  305. Dr. Cox April 25th, 2008 at 8:46 pm

    Unbelieveable

  306. Mike Housman April 25th, 2008 at 8:46 pm

    No more strikes please

    Great pitching once again

  307. JoeT YANKEES April 25th, 2008 at 8:46 pm

    westerner – I’m also a high school coach, have been for the last 4 years, but I’m also only 21. Hs umps definitey need some help lol. I’m sure you’re right though, just something I saw and thought we shouldve had a run out of

  308. Rishi April 25th, 2008 at 8:46 pm

    that Peralta – all RBI’s are his and all with 2-outs – are you kidding me? Ugh – just get out of this inning!

  309. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! April 25th, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    Be tough Andy…we’ll come back!

  310. Pedro April 25th, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    Is that Pettitte or Farnsworth pitching left handed? Horrible

  311. Rishi April 25th, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    Another one? enough! And there is no bullpen (really) tonight, either!

  312. Kj April 25th, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    wow way to get 2 outs and fall apart

  313. Groundhoggator April 25th, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    All runs tonight by both teams have come w/ 2 outs… seems hgh nor steriods can help close the deal… guess we need some coffee and Alec Baldwin.

  314. Pedro April 25th, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    No matter who’s pitching for us I have no confidence we can hold a lead smaller than 6 runs (well, except maybe Mo).

  315. Brian from PA April 25th, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    oh wtf Andy. get it together for crying out loud.

  316. TKinDC April 25th, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    Don’t forget the Tribe’s closer is out

    (although he is not that good even when he’s active)

  317. SJ44 April 25th, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    No team in baseball gives up more runs with 2 outs and nobody on than the Yankees.

    Its been a team cancer for years.

    You can change managers, pitching coaches and it doesn’t seem to matter.

    This team just can’t pitch. If they don’t mash they don’t win.

    I don’t know how you change that culture but, its a losing culture.

    This team just doesn’t pitch well enough to beat good teams.

  318. S.A.-Phil Hughes was saved and Joba will be a starter! April 25th, 2008 at 8:49 pm

    Damn damn damn

  319. Kj April 25th, 2008 at 8:49 pm

    this has nothing to do with Andy but this team has NOOO PITCHING!!!!

  320. Yankeenate April 25th, 2008 at 8:49 pm

    What a turnaround? This team used to get down early and then steal the hearts from other teams by coming back and winning; and now they are the team with the early lead…and falter

  321. Westerner99 April 25th, 2008 at 8:50 pm

    Joe – my best advice for you is to have that tedious book memorized. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to explain a rule to an umpire. And I’m not talking about obscure rules, either…I’m talking about the infield fly rule, etc. I even once had to explain to one hapless guy that a run doesn’t score when the batter grounds out 6-3 for the final out of the inning just because the runner on third made it to home before the batter was thrown out at first. I wish I was joking.

  322. Brian from PA April 25th, 2008 at 8:50 pm

    4 runs after getting 2 outs. ridiculous.

  323. Laura April 25th, 2008 at 8:50 pm

    Does anyone know if the Met fans booed Glavine? I hope so.

  324. Pedro April 25th, 2008 at 8:51 pm

    Pettitte at 99 pitches through 5 ridiculous innings. I wonder who’s pitching those 4 remaining innings.

  325. Hateraid April 25th, 2008 at 8:51 pm

    SJ44 you’re the best troll ever

  326. Mike Housman April 25th, 2008 at 8:52 pm

    I agree SJ this starting staff leaves a lot to be desired. No real shutdown guy and if they do not mash it will be a long year and to add to it Cashman has no good option for the number 6 sp. It is tough to watch every night.

    Bring on the draft – Go JETS

  327. Fran April 25th, 2008 at 8:52 pm

    That was unusual for Andy. Felt good with him and a 3-1 lead. Oh well.

  328. Joe from Long Island April 25th, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    SJ44 – I was just thinking the same thing. This is where I disagree with you a little bit. For all the discussion about 1B, roster, etc., important that it might be, it still comes down to pitching. And on this I will agree with you – they need to get the bull pen straightened out. The moves today are a start, but they need to move out the unreliable guys – Kyle, and Hawkins, and Traber if he can’t get the lefties – and find people who can get it done. I know it’s easier said than done, but that’s the biggest thing holding them back, in my opinion.

  329. SJ44 April 25th, 2008 at 8:54 pm

    Thank you. For a guy named hateraid I take it as a compliment.

    Unless of course you think this team has a good pitching staff.

    Hate on me all you want but, they can’t pitch. If they could, they wouldn’t be a .500 team.

    As Bill Parcells says, you are what your record says you are.

    Lots of names, no pitching, poor defense and a very average team.

    Sometimes, the truth hurts.

  330. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! April 25th, 2008 at 8:54 pm

    Gozilla Strikes!!!!!

  331. Rishi April 25th, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    There’s one – one more please

  332. Tim April 25th, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    The ball is really carrying tonite, I imagine balls that would otherwise be flyouts are turning into hrs. Also, we can thank Giambi and A-Rod for prolonging what would have been a 10 or so pitch first inning that turned into a 25 or so pitch first inning that set the tone for the rest of the night for Andy.

  333. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! April 25th, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    I meant, GODZILLA STRIKES!!!!!

  334. S.A.-Phil Hughes was saved and Joba will be a starter! April 25th, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    Hideki!

  335. Boston Dave April 25th, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    ARod has had the 3 worst AB’s tonight. He missed badly on his first 2 pop outs and then a weak grounder on ball 3.

    They hit the ball hard of Byrd.

    Hopefully they can hit the pen better than they did in the Divisional SEries.

  336. mel April 25th, 2008 at 8:56 pm

    Nice, Matsui. My only complaint was that no one was on base.

  337. Tseng April 25th, 2008 at 8:57 pm

    Homers are dandy, but I’d like to see us string some hits together.

  338. Boston Dave April 25th, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    SJ44,

    if their pitching wasn’t as good as it was in the beginning, when their offense was miserable, they’d be 5 games under .500.

    Their pitching has really struggled over the past week or so but I do expect it to be better, unless Hughes and Kennedy are going to struggle just as much all season.

    The current staff is capable of getting them to the playoffs. If/when they add Joba, the staff will be capable of winning in the playoffs. Capable doesnt mean much if they dont execute, but its all they can ask for right about now.

  339. mel April 25th, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    Why’d they make the change?

  340. Neil April 25th, 2008 at 8:59 pm

    SJ, I am not sure that pitching with two outs has been a problem for years. Andy got two outs then they got two seeing eye singles before the bombs. The pitching staff aside from Wang and Pettitte isn’t where it should be, but it’s not like the offense has helped them out every night either.

  341. Laura April 25th, 2008 at 8:59 pm

    “ARod has had the 3 worst AB’s tonight. He missed badly on his first 2 pop outs and then a weak grounder on ball 3″

    It’s probably going to take A-Rod a few days to get his timing back on track.

  342. Steve Balboni April 25th, 2008 at 8:59 pm

    Does anybody else dislike Michael Kay? his call of the game is extremely lame, late in calling the action and over stated how many deep fly ball calls that are routine outs and nowhere near the warning track.

  343. Frank April 25th, 2008 at 9:01 pm

    went to the Indians-Angels game in LA couple of weeks back, great game… what i remember most that night was how the Angels were able to touch the Indians’ pen… their pen seems stronger when they face us… i remember Perez n Co were good in ALDS n sort of stunk in ALCS.. mayb its matchups.. but it just is discomforting we dont put that many good ABs against these guys… oh well.. 1 run game… but can our pen not give up any more

  344. Rishi April 25th, 2008 at 9:01 pm

    Uh – Billy Traber? Is this a good idea?

  345. Pedro April 25th, 2008 at 9:01 pm

    Oh God, please let us survive a Traber appearence.

  346. Tim April 25th, 2008 at 9:02 pm

    The difference with the Yanks this season I think is that they have resources in the minors that we can half way feel comfortable with them bringing up.

  347. SJ44 April 25th, 2008 at 9:02 pm

    I don’t know Dave, I go back and forth with the pitching.

    Can it improve? Who knows.

    On nights the starters are good, the bullpen stinks. On nights the bullpen is good, the starters stink.

    Few guys go deep into games with any regularity.

    I’m a pitching and defense guy. I think, over the course of a season and especially in the post-season, you win more with good pitching and defense than you win with an offense first mentality.

    The Yankee pitchers are so inconsistent you wonder how they can handle an entire season.

    Its frustrating. You would think they would be better but the results haven’t been there.

    Now, the 2 out runs and the home runs are really starting to rise.

    I have no idea what Eiland can do about it. You just roll with what you have and hope it works.

    Doesn’t mean its not frustrating to watch such average to below averaging pitching. It is.

  348. TKinDC April 25th, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    SJ-

    The more we bring up the young guns, the more inconsistency we should probably brace for. I think that Phil will figure it out soon. IPK I’m not completely sold on.

    At least it isn’t like Pavano and Kevin Brown where we were spending gazillions for the right to be frustrated by pitching.

  349. SJ44 April 25th, 2008 at 9:08 pm

    That’s true TK. Good point.

  350. Pedro April 25th, 2008 at 9:09 pm

    He gets 2 righties out and then walks the lefty. What the hell?

  351. Boston Dave April 25th, 2008 at 9:09 pm

    SJ44,

    I think it’s reasonable to expect the Yankees to be in the middle of the AL pack in team ERA.

    if their offense is on par, they’ll be in the mix for the playoffs.

    the postseason, as you said, is a different story. But if you consider Joba in the rotation and just 1-2 guys step up as acceptable 7th and 8th inning guys, they can win.

    I just don’t see too many other teams that don’t have the same problems. Cleveland may be the most well rounded team in the AL (I know you disagree with that). But there really aren’t any teams that have both a great staff, great pen, and great defense. Anaheim when Lackey comes back. Toronto if healthy. that’s about it.

  352. Brandon (supporting the new movement "Alex being Alex") April 25th, 2008 at 9:11 pm

    interesting events in Charleston and Tampa

    Wilkins De La Rosa
    came in the 3rd inning

    1.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K’s
    1.35 ERA
    GO/AO 2:0

    his walks are annoying but he gets you to groundout more times than not

    Mark Melancon
    2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB 2 K’s
    4.50 ERA
    GO/AO 1:3

    looks like he’s improving on his fastball

  353. Fran April 25th, 2008 at 9:11 pm

    Bad job by Traber. Have to hold Cleveland there

  354. Boston Dave April 25th, 2008 at 9:12 pm

    i think its best if i retire for the night before i jinx the entire team

  355. Pedro April 25th, 2008 at 9:13 pm

    Another 2 out run. This is pathetic.

  356. Pedro April 25th, 2008 at 9:13 pm

    Another 2 out run. This is pathetic.

  357. S.A.-Phil Hughes was saved and Joba will be a starter! April 25th, 2008 at 9:13 pm

    gggrrrrr

  358. jennifer April 25th, 2008 at 9:13 pm

    You know I’d rather fail with some kid trying to make it, than some journey man.

  359. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! April 25th, 2008 at 9:13 pm

    I want Mo in there right now!!!!

  360. randy l April 25th, 2008 at 9:13 pm

    drill hafner for stealing on jorge.

  361. Steve Balboni April 25th, 2008 at 9:13 pm

    Do you think Costanza is on the phone with Expedia reps and scheduling Trabers ticket out of the Bronx?

  362. Brandon (supporting the new movement "Alex being Alex") April 25th, 2008 at 9:14 pm

    Traber not getting out lefties, so to the plate, allows the running game to burn him, yeh that screams DFA to me :?

  363. bphill April 25th, 2008 at 9:14 pm

    Edwar Rameriz will fly in via helicopter any second.

  364. Neil April 25th, 2008 at 9:14 pm

    Billy Traber’s DFA announcement on the way

  365. jennifer April 25th, 2008 at 9:14 pm

    Wow no off day till May 5th!! You think the schedule makers tried to figure out who to mess with the Yankees?

  366. Pedro April 25th, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    Another SB. And Traber is behind in the count yet again. He can’t hold runners, can’t throw strikes, can’t get people out, what CAN he do?

  367. Yankeenate April 25th, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    and yet another 2 out run

  368. DMan April 25th, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    Traber was an odd choice to bring into the game to begin with..

    I like Traber, but he should be in their to face lefties only.

  369. SJ44 April 25th, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    More 2 out and nobody on runs. Another lefty specialist who can’t get lefties out. Wonderful.

    We’ve seen enough of Billy Traber. If they are interested in even being remotely competitive this year, tonight needs to be his last game as a Yankee. They can’t waste a bullpen spot on a lefty specialist who can’t get lefties out.

    At some point, if you have a 12-13 man pitching staff, somebody other than 2-4 guys have to be able to get outs.

    Unfortunately, they don’t have that on this team.

    So, they have to score 8 a night.

    Anything under 8 isn’t enough to win.

    Gonna be tough to be in a race all year with a bullpen and pitching staff this bad.

    Sad thing is, there is nothing they can do about it. It is what it is.

    Just leave Traber in there to throw 80 pitches and save the bullpen for the night. Its not worth blowing out 4 more guys to finish this game.

    They will need it for Kennedy’s start.

  370. TKinDC April 25th, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    Neil –

    I’d be happy to type it up if that will help.

  371. Dan April 25th, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    Robertson is a name I have been hearing a lot about this past week he is mowing down hitters in AA he has a 93ish MPH moving FB and a nasty breaking ball also he is a RP so he could be someone that could come up and take jobas spot when he goes to the rotation

  372. Rocco April 25th, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    The rangers are killing me…. 4-4 now.

  373. randy l April 25th, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    well we’ll see if mo’s theory about batting practice applies with traber and victor martinez.

  374. Alex April 25th, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    Billy Traber vs Victor Martinez? Yikes.

  375. Brandon (supporting the new movement "Alex being Alex") April 25th, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    Cutch is dominating tonight in Trenton 10 K’s in 6 IP

  376. Tseng April 25th, 2008 at 9:17 pm

    Below average D at Short? but… but… Jeter can jump around and throw balls!

  377. randy l April 25th, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    mo’s right. they even make outs in bp.

  378. Pedro April 25th, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    “Traber was an odd choice to bring into the game to begin with..

    I like Traber, but he should be in their to face lefties only.

    He got 3 righties out, out of 4 he faced, and zero out of 2 lefties.

  379. jennifer April 25th, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    Brandon bring him up. He can be any worse than the garbage we are throwing out there. :cry:

  380. jennifer April 25th, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    I should say can’t do any worse.

  381. Steve Balboni April 25th, 2008 at 9:19 pm

    Rocco- The question is, who scores more tonight, The yankees or the Rangers. Both sitting @ 4

  382. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! April 25th, 2008 at 9:20 pm

    Giambi has been replaced by a cyborg…

  383. jennifer April 25th, 2008 at 9:20 pm

    Looks like we might see the MOOSE for an inning.

  384. Brandon (supporting the new movement "Alex being Alex") April 25th, 2008 at 9:21 pm

    Jen bring who up ?

  385. Rishi April 25th, 2008 at 9:21 pm

    OK, so Rafael Perez is not Paul Byrd – can we take a pitch or two?

  386. Joe from Long Island April 25th, 2008 at 9:21 pm

    You know, watching Billy Traber pitch this half inning…If Ollie was going to be sent down for Shelley, why not do it today? Ollie wasn’t going to pitch today, so why not today? To me, this suggests that maybe he won’t be the one going to Scranton to make room for Shelley, but maybe this was Billy Traber’s last shot to show something.

  387. SJ44 April 25th, 2008 at 9:21 pm

    A lefty specialist who can’t get lefties out has a name. Its called DFA.

    Just get rid of him and move on. If you are going to lose, lose with kids with upside.

    Billy Traber has no upside.

    He’s been given ample opportunities in this role. He can’t do it. No sense wasting another month or two with this noble, yet failed experiment.

    Its just time to hold open tryouts for bullpen spots. Just keep calling guys up until you find 2-3 guys who can actually get outs.

    It does no good to have a deep farm system if you don’t use it.

    Unless of course, they think the guys in their bullpen right now (with the exception of Mo and Joba) can actually get outs on a consistent.

    I doubt very much they really believe that.

  388. mel April 25th, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    Let’s go, Melky!

  389. Joe from Long Island April 25th, 2008 at 9:23 pm

    And I wouldn’t get too discouraged about the pitching. It’s still only April. As someone here once said, April is when you correct the mistakes you made based on ST results.

    I believe (or hope) Hughes, IPK will improve, and reinforcements for the ‘pen will arrive later on (Melancon, Robertson).

  390. jennifer April 25th, 2008 at 9:24 pm

    McCutchen

  391. miggs April 25th, 2008 at 9:25 pm

    I’m the last one to throw out the DFA call, but Traber has to go.

    Just because he pitches with his left hand he’s allowed to suck this bad? Can’t throw strikes, can’t hold guys on. Its pathetic.

  392. Betsy April 25th, 2008 at 9:25 pm

    SJ44- Andy had a bad game so he can’t pitch? Wang is not a good pitcher? I apologize if you are offended, as I’m not trying to do that, but if you think the kids stink, then I assume that you think that both Phil and Ian should be sent down? I understand your frustrated, but this is very surprising from you. Hey, different strokes for different folks – we all have opinions and we are all entitled to them. IMO, I completely disagree. The kids are just that, kids – they require patience, something I know you’ve said before, many times. If Ian has to go down (or Phil, but I doubt it), it doesn’t mean he stinks. You’re usually the voice of calm…….

  393. Neil April 25th, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    Classic Yankees there not starting the runners, leading to a nice inning ending DP. Good times.

  394. jennifer April 25th, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    When is Rasner pitching next? Get rid of Traber and bring up Rasner.

  395. sunny615 April 25th, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    Can someone explain why Patterson isn’t an option? I thought he did excellent in Spring Training? Is he sucking in AAA or something? What about Melancon orMcCutchen? JB Cox? White? Horne? Are any of these guys options at this point?

  396. Pedro April 25th, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    Melky still taking those crazy hacks at pitches over his head or under his feet. I guess the only difference this year is he’s been able to foul some of it off instead of just swinging and missing like he did last year. Still gotta improve that plate discipline.

  397. SJ44 April 25th, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    Joe,

    The future I’m not worried about. Really, this is the last year we will see such waste on the roster.

    The future is definitely brighter than the present.

    I get very frustrated watching the mistakes this franchise has made over the years still on this team. Its like trying to pay credit card debt by using other credit cards. You never get anywhere.

    It blows me away how this team just can’t pitch. Can’t hold leads, can’t finish innings. Its really mindboggling.

    But, that’s the case. Just gotta hope some of the young can grow up fast and make a difference this year because there is no way this pitching, as presently constructed, can keep this team in the race this year, IMO.

    Way too many guys who simply can’t get it done on the staff.

  398. mel April 25th, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    Is Borowski still closing? Please don’t tell me he’s on the DL. We need him on the mound.

  399. jennifer April 25th, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    We are going to need Ian to step it up tomorrow. He needs to show us what he is made of!

  400. Rob NY April 25th, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    Horne is hurt.

  401. Brandon (supporting the new movement "Alex being Alex") April 25th, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    Jen I want him in AAA now, just to see if he can hack it.

  402. miggs April 25th, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    Also, why isn’t Alby given a fair shot?

    The guy had an ERA under 2 last year and his stuff is crisp. Nice movement and throws strikes. Its not brain surgery.

  403. jennifer April 25th, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    mel

    He is on the dl :cry:

  404. SJ44 April 25th, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    The DP has been a cancer of the offense this year. Girardi is going to have to start runners all the time from first with less than 2 outs.

    Its becoming a DP machine on offense. Gotta do the little things and not play for the big inning so much.

  405. Rich April 25th, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    what is pavano’s current injury? i cant remember…

  406. jennifer April 25th, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    Was Cox brought up to AA? Could we possibly see him in the next 2-3 weeks? Or is that too soon?

  407. Pedro April 25th, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    I hope Albaladejo can finish this game so we can save some guys for tomorrow. God knows we are going to need a few pitchers.

  408. Brandon (supporting the new movement "Alex being Alex") April 25th, 2008 at 9:31 pm

    did Micheal Kay just say Patterson isn’t pitching good ?

  409. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! April 25th, 2008 at 9:31 pm

    I agree…start the runners every once in a while…make something happen…

  410. randy l April 25th, 2008 at 9:31 pm

    no more kids for arod!

  411. Rob NY April 25th, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    Cox is getting in a groove Jennifer but he is a couple of months away. See what happends when you bring up a guy who throws strikes. Rocket science imo.

  412. jennifer April 25th, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    Good thing, he has two.

  413. SJ44 April 25th, 2008 at 9:34 pm

    You pitch afraid, you lose. Its that simple. Attack the strikezone and get ahead. Guys who do it are successful.

    Its not like Eiland and Girardi aren’t telling these guys to do it. Some of them just can’t.

    So, you weed them out. No reason to have guys on the roster who can’t play. Guys like Traber? A wasted roster spot. He can’t get lefties out and is a nibbler. Worst trait you can have as a relief pitcher. Hopefully, they do what they have to do and reach down to Scranton for more reinforcements.

  414. trisha - April 25th, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    Just joining up because I was out until now so I haven’t gotten to read any posts and don’t really know the ins and outs of everything that happened tonight, but I did learn one thing when I went to MLB.com to look at the boxscore.

    JASON GIAMBI HIT TWO HOMERS!

    So all I want to say about that is Pete gave us the right advice when he said to chill because the guy is a vet and would come around; and so far the basesball 101 axiom that if someone is hitting the ball on the screws, soon thereafter the ball will either fall in or go out – is true.

    GO YANKEES!

  415. S.A.-Phil Hughes was saved and Joba will be a starter! April 25th, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    Come on Jeets!

  416. Pedro April 25th, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    There it is, our offense goes to bed in the late innings.

  417. Rob NY April 25th, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    “relief prospects Dave Robertson and JB Cox are getting promoted….Cox is being promoted to Trenton to fill Robertson’s spot, and he seems to be recovering well from elbow surgery. Odds are, he will remain in Trenton for the rest of the season, as I imagine his arm strength may still not be all the way back. However, if he absolutely dominates, it’s possible he could be moved fast to fill a bullpen hole, though there are plenty of guys ahead of him in the depth chart at the moment, such as Scott Patterson, Jose Veras, and Daniel McCutchen, among others.”

    http://mvn.com/milb-yankees/

    Adequately answers your question Jennifer. lol knew i saw it somewhere.

  418. Brandon (supporting the new movement "Alex being Alex") April 25th, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    interesting they let McCutchen pitch the into the 7th in Trenton :?

  419. Pedro April 25th, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    Maybe Jeter needs to strain his quad again.

  420. Doreen April 25th, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    I have to chuckle at the hypocrisy that goes on there sometimes. Here everyone is clamoring for the DFA of this one and that one, saying they’d rather go with a young player with upside than a faltering veteran, etc., etc. They’d rather watch the development of the young players, blah, blah, blah. BUT tell me how much patience has there been with Hughes and Kennedy so far? It’s only April, and already it’s been suggested that either or both of them should be sent down to AAA to work things out. I think what it is is people would rather have the youngsters — as long as they’re succeeding.

    Traber has not been good after his first one or two outings, and it would not disappoint me at all if they did let him go. But no one knows if a replacement will do any better. Edwar? Inconsistent. Rasner? He may be doing really well in AAA, but I seem to recall last season him being called a AAAA player. Igawa? No need to get into that one. While I would agree that some of those guys, and others, would probably do no worse than what’s here now, no one knows for sure they’d do better, and there’d be the same bellyachin’ in they don’t.

    Patience is not a plentiful commodity here.

    By the way, I’m not happy to watch the Yankees win 2, lose 2, win 2, lose 1, etc., either. it sure isn’t fun. But there’s a lot of season left. And might I also say, that while the Yankees have had their problems in the post season of late, they HAVE actually gotten to the post season with their apparently sub-par teams.

  421. Brandon (supporting the new movement "Alex being Alex") April 25th, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    interesting they let McCutchen pitch into the 7th in Trenton * :?

  422. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! April 25th, 2008 at 9:38 pm

    Perez gave us trouble last year too if I remember correctly…but I could be wrong…anyone remember?

  423. Boston Dave April 25th, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    right on Doreen

  424. Brandon (supporting the new movement "Alex being Alex") April 25th, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    Daniel McCutchen
    7.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 11 K’s
    1.42 ERA
    GO/AO 8:3

    PROMOTE ME !

  425. Nathan April 25th, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    Rafy Perez

    2.1 innings 23 pitches… thats criminal

  426. Pedro April 25th, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    “Perez gave us trouble last year too if I remember correctly…but I could be wrong…anyone remember?”

    Every pitcher that throws with their left hand gives us trouble.

  427. Amanda from La. April 25th, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    Hey everyone…so I haven’t gotten to watch the game, went out to eat. Just wanted to know how it’s been looking, I know we’re behind. Giambi 2 hrs?!? Crazy!

  428. jennifer April 25th, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    So do we hit the Indians closer?

  429. TKinDC April 25th, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    Doreen –

    I agree with you in general and I try not to jump on the bandwagon, especially with vets. But Traber has earned his ticket to SWB. He is a specialist that isn’t accomplishing his specialty in a depleted pen.

    Keep on bringing the sanity though.

  430. Joe from Long Island April 25th, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    I think Rafael Perez gives a lot of people trouble.

    Doreen – you have good powers of observation.

  431. Boston Dave April 25th, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    yanks tonight

    first two outs: 54 pitches

    3rd out: 77 pitches

  432. Hateraid April 25th, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    Anyone else here wish that the US public school system taught rudimentary statistics and people understood things like sample sizes and why things like DER and FIP exist? If they did they might understand that the yankees have gotten the short end of the luck stick on just about everything except the Pythagorean record and even that is within the norm.

  433. SJ44 April 25th, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    2 HR’s tonight really don’t mean much. He’s an all or nothing offensive player who absolutely kills them defensively.

    Give me a guy who can play the position and who can put the ball in play with more regularity at first base and the Yankees will be much better off as a team.

    That’s the problem with Giambi. He hits a HR and people go, “see, we need him”.

    No, we don’t. You need a baseball player at first base. Not a one dimensional former slugger who can’t hit consistently anymore and is an absolute butcher at first base.

    His offensive production would have to reach Pujols proportions to make up what he gives up with the glove.

    I fail to see how that makes the Yankees a better team.

    This week alone, he’s driven 4 runs and cost them 4 with his glove. Its a wash.

    For 22 million, I’d like more than just a wash in production from my first baseman.

    As is usually the case with an all or nothing offensive team, the production goes silent late in the game. Just like last night.

    Next year will be such a breath of fresh air. They will finally rid themselves of the ridiculous contracts of some of the most unproductive players at their respective positions in the game. They can then actually build a real, all around team. Not just an old team of failed one time all stars.

    With all the young talent they have coming up through the pipeline, if they stay the course, it won’t be hard to reload.

  434. Rishi April 25th, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    So correct me if i’m wrong, but is this not the same indian team that played (and won both ends of ) a double header yesterday? Don’t appear to be suffering the affects…

  435. Pedro April 25th, 2008 at 9:45 pm

    “I think Rafael Perez gives a lot of people trouble.”

    With a 5.25 ERA and a .306 BA against, I don’t think so.

  436. whoa April 25th, 2008 at 9:45 pm

    Jeter’s lack of range was very costly tonight.

  437. Jeff NJ April 25th, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    Just back from “Forgetting Sarah Marshall”, good flick, I’ll give it two and a half Jobas out of four. Good date movie.

    Anyway trying to catch up to what happenned tonight. Did Pettitte not have it today or did the Indians just hit well? Any notable misplays in the field? How’s A Rod looked coming back? Anything else I need to know?

  438. bphill April 25th, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    can we call up McCutchen? Hes not on the 40 man roster…

  439. Fran April 25th, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    Rishi – You’re right. And not only that but they arrived an hour later than the Yankees this morning.

  440. Chris April 25th, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    Pete,
    I disagree about Girardi’s use of the bullpen. Coming into tonight, Traber and Hawkins appeared in 10 games. Mo, Joba and Ohlendorf have appeared in 8. All of the other relievers have pitched in 9 games (not counting Albaladejo and Edwar). That’s pretty equitable distribution of the workload.

    Compare this to the Dodgers, where Beimel has already pitched in 13 games, Proctor in 11. But Toroncoso has 6 and Loaiza has 5.

    Obviously, Girardi has needed to use the bullpen a lot, but he’s been able to spread that work out over the entire bullpen instead of loading up on just on or two key guys.

  441. jennifer April 25th, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    Rishi

    Their second game only took 2 hours. (or something like that). Their pitcher pitched a complete game.

  442. Blargh April 25th, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    Although, Rafael Perez was very good last year (0.923 WHIP, more K’s than IP)

  443. Brandon (supporting the new movement "Alex being Alex") April 25th, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    good job Alba, P.S. Peralta has to stop poping Martinez’s head bumps on live t.v.

  444. SJ44 April 25th, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    6 walks killed them tonight.

    I have all the patience in the world with young players. They are the future of the franchise. Old veterans, and guys who have been career journeymen are not.

    You don’t know what you have until you reach down into the system and try. For the last 3 years, despite all the big names, had the Yankees not reached down to their farm system, they would not have made the playoffs.

    2005: Wang and Cano
    2006: Melky
    2007: Joba

    Without the contributions from those kids in those years, they would be into year 4 of missing the playoffs.

    They just have to go deeper this year. Can’t stop with Hughes and Kennedy. April is a month to see what you have. Their weaknesses are plain and day.

    Might as well go with more kids and see how it shakes out. It can’t possibly be worse than some of the lack of production we are seeing from the vets so far this year.

  445. Pedro April 25th, 2008 at 9:51 pm

    Last chance, lets hope our offense comes out of hibernation.

  446. Laura April 25th, 2008 at 9:51 pm

    Good job by Alba.

  447. S.A.-Phil Hughes was saved and Joba will be a starter! April 25th, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    my rally cap is on.
    Come on!

  448. Brandon (supporting the new movement "Alex being Alex") April 25th, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    man how does that keep happening w/ him

  449. Hateraid April 25th, 2008 at 9:54 pm

    SJ44 is there anything that isnt a cancer and didnt kill the yankees tonight?

  450. Rob NY April 25th, 2008 at 9:54 pm

    Dammit Alex why didnt you yell Ha! and make him drop the ball …

  451. Ty April 25th, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    Well put SJ44 (re: Giambi). Too bad more people don’t realize this.

  452. Doreen April 25th, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    SJ44 -

    Most people do not have the stomach for a total re-build year, and there is no doubt that what you are suggesting is that they go full re-build mode. But ultimately, if the Yankees choose, actively choose, to do as you suggest, bringing up more kids and sitting the veterans, the fans will either go home or go along for the ride. It’s not our decision now the Yankees will approach this, but it will be, for some fans, a “jumping off point,” if you will.

  453. trisha - April 25th, 2008 at 9:56 pm

    Funny I never thought of Giambi as a butcher in the field. I don’t know if the “of late” problems due to perhaps some problem he was having with his hand or thumb could have caused him problems, but I remember being pleasantly surprised that he could actually field as well as he does. He also makes some really great picks at first.

    While I am not suggesting that Gimabi is the player he was at one point, I also don’t think he’s at all ready to go to the glue factory, and I think he has a lot more he is going to contribute to the team.

    There is not one player wearing the pinstripes whom I feel doesn’t deserve to be wearing them. Not one. While some of the players, namely the regulars, may give us more production, the utility players are also valuable and have all contributed. Few bench players are actually able to come off the bench at a moment’s notice and play like they haven’t missed a beat.

    GO YANKEES!

  454. Amanda from La. April 25th, 2008 at 9:56 pm

    SJ44- I understand what you mean. You gotta back up those hits with something, and he clearly isn’t doing that.

    So just DH him, or get rid of him all together. Haven’t been following Duncan too much right now, but is he the best bet if that were the case? I think I heard he was doing pretty good so far.

  455. Doreen April 25th, 2008 at 9:56 pm

    * not our decision HOW the Yankees will approach this*

  456. randy l April 25th, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    sj-
    i’m a little puzzled. didn’t you say that if the yankees made it through april with a .500 record that they would be fine.

    they’re only 4 days and two wins away from being where you said they needed to be.

    so if we don’t look how they got to where they’re at, they’re actually not in bad shape.

  457. Pedro April 25th, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    Horrible loss. This is an average team.

  458. Steve Balboni April 25th, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    Some great plate discipline tonight by the yankee hitters. They are swinging at almost anything being thrown. Why throw a strike…

  459. Rob NY April 25th, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    Well Doreen whatever the Yanks decide to do I’ve already plunked down my $119 for mlb.tv so you all know what ill be doing for the next 140 nights. Give or take. I for one think that the Yanks can compete and infuse some more youth in the pitching staff at the same time. That said you all have a good night.

  460. Brandon (supporting the new movement "Alex being Alex") April 25th, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    Sizemore was a big reason why we didn’t win tonight, he caught 3 gap shots that could have made it a big inning

  461. whoa April 25th, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    A total rebuild is laughable because it’s not necessary and would probably be counterproductive, but they do need to move Jeter from SS.

  462. Nick in SF April 25th, 2008 at 9:59 pm

    And the Red Sox are threatening in Tampa.

    Tomorrow will be another day.

  463. Steve Balboni April 25th, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    now everyone will say IPK needs to throw seven innings tomorrow. He’ll go out and do his normal 4 2/3 innings, 95 pitches, 4-5 runs, they burn out the bullpen again, and it starts all over again saying theyh need CMW to throw 7-8 innings………

  464. Pedro April 25th, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    “Sizemore was a big reason why we didn’t win tonight, he caught 3 gap shots that could have made it a big inning”

    A bigger reason was our pathetic pitching. Somebody should tell our pitchers that they need to get 3 outs before the inning is over, not 2.

    At least Albaladejo finished the game and saved the bullpen for tomorrow. He sure looks like a keeper for the ‘pen.

  465. Mike Housman April 25th, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    Tampa Bay’s 2B just cost them an out with a terrible play on a groundball w/ a man on first and got noone out.

    Big Papi w/ 1st and 2nd popped out. Two outs.

  466. Yankeenate April 25th, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    Yankees suck…theeeeeeeeee Yankeeeeees suck

  467. SJ44 April 25th, 2008 at 10:03 pm

    Doreen,

    I think more fans want a rebuilding of the team than just trying to patch the holes.

    Its no coincidence that the biggest cheers for players are for career Yankees such as Jeter, Posada, Joba, etc. Those guys, not free agents, have always had more cache with Yankee fans.

    I think many of the fans have seen the failed strategies of the past and can see light at the end of the tunnel with the younger talent.

    Its a small sample but, look at how many people on this blog are into following the exploits of the kids in the minors. Pete can get 500-1000 hits per post if he just posted on the minor league players.

    That was unheard of for Yankee fans as late as two years ago.

    Will the bandwagoners jump off? Absolutely. But, when the team wins again, they will be back.

    At some point, you have to take a step back in order to go forward. The Yankees are doing that now by committing to young kids like Hughes and Kennedy. I have no problems with that strategy. I’d like to see them go deeper because there are guys in the system who are better alternatives than guys who are tying up roster spaces at this time.

    Look at Albie tonight. Stepped up and threw 2 big innings to save the bullpen. That’s what I am talking about.

    They need to stop wasting their time with the retreads and just go to the kids. If not, its gonna be a long season unless this team hits better than they did last year.

    Thus far, we have seen no evidence the offense will be remotely as good as it was last year.

  468. Fran April 25th, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    Ideally Giambi should be the DH. He can not field. But Matsui is also primarily a DH. Both are left handed so they can’t even be platooned.

  469. Amanda from La. April 25th, 2008 at 10:06 pm

    Bet Ian’s gonna do great tomorrow! Get to watch the game on TBS and not my laptop, so I am pretty excited. (at least I’m pretty sure it’s on TBS)

  470. Rishi April 25th, 2008 at 10:07 pm

    I thought tomorrow was the FOX game (but I could be wrong, check back about 2-3 posts…Pete has it up)

  471. SJ44 April 25th, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    Randy,

    If they finish .500 this month, that is a plus. But, you have to finish .500 with some signs of improvement.

    I’m trying to see where the improvement is going to come from.

    They had a 3 run lead last night and blew it because they couldn’t pitch and stopped hitting from the 6th inning on.

    Tonight? 2 run lead blown and they stopped hitting from the 6th inning on.

    That’s the same thing we saw last year.

    Those aren’t good signs.

    Can they improve? That’s the issue.

    Honestly, I only think you improve with new personnel in some areas.

    I am just hoping they are more aggressive this year in promoting younger players.

    Give them a shot. You never know what you will uncover.

  472. Brandon (supporting the new movement "Alex being Alex") April 25th, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    “A bigger reason was our pathetic pitching. Somebody should tell our pitchers that they need to get 3 outs before the inning is over, not 2.”

    first real hot day Pettitte’s played in, he got gased, but Sizemore’s defense in the OF cut off some big innings you can’t let that go unnoticed

    “At least Albaladejo finished the game and saved the bullpen for tomorrow. He sure looks like a keeper for the ‘pen.”

    IMO he’s better than Bruney, again he’s an example of being forced into AAA, he did his job, Bruney I like but lets be honest he screwed up alot of times w/ inherited baserunners.

  473. DFA Duck April 25th, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    Substandard performance from Andy tonight, but no real offensive output. A two run deficit and the Yankee hitters go down like the Lusitania. Jeter, Cano and Arod contributed absolutely nothing tonight. Swinging at garbage.

  474. S.A.-Phil Hughes was saved and Joba will be a starter! April 25th, 2008 at 10:09 pm

    the game is on Fox tomorrow.
    I think it’s on tbs Sunday then espn monday

  475. Mr. Exceptional April 25th, 2008 at 10:11 pm

    Clearly, as it’s been stated ad nauseum, this team is poorly contructed. I think we can all agree with this.

    Now how do they fix it. Frankly I’m getting tired of watching Cashman fix it on the fly. He has all winter to put the team together and this is what he comes up with.

    I’m not one of the fans who has to see them win it every year, I grew up watching them lose throughout the 80′s and early 90′s…but good Lord.

    Where’s the roster flexibility, where’s the speed off the bench, where’s the defense…and most of all where’s the fire?

    I must say, it’s early, but so far I’m not impressed with Girardi…he almost seems over his head. Pete was right with his earlier observation, not much different then Torre.

  476. Boston Dave April 25th, 2008 at 10:12 pm

    Francona risking criticism

    leaves Bryan Corey in to face Carlos Pena with the winning run on and Lopez warmed up

    go rays

  477. Doreen April 25th, 2008 at 10:12 pm

    SJ44-

    I absolutely agree that most fans love the idea of a team of home-growns, and that there is a lot of excitement over the rebirth of the farm system. This batch of minor leaguers, though, are under a microscope that Jeter, et al. were not. The expectations, because of the avid attention paid to all levels of the system, are very high. It will be wonderful to have a situation on the Yankees where they’re not overly dependent upon or enamored of the big name free agents.

    I think as corny as it sounds, when you have a team where the majority of players has come up through the same system, it makes for a more cohesive bunch – almost a fraternity. As good as “outside” players may be, they’re never the same.

    I’m by no means saying the Yankees shouldn’t try what you’re suggesting because maybe some people will not want to watch the growing pains.

  478. Amanda from La. April 25th, 2008 at 10:12 pm

    whoops, my bad the game is on fox! thanks :)

  479. trisha - April 25th, 2008 at 10:13 pm

    There are a lot of “what have you done for me lately” posters on this forum. The way I see it you either support your team or you don’t. And that means the the team that the New York Yankees field, not your private wishlist team.

    If you want to be around high fiving and sucking up all the glory when the team really comes through, you should be around supporting them unequivocally when they struggle or when certain players aren’t having a very good time of it.

    That’s my opinion of a true fan anyway. I really get tired of seeing grown spoiled complainers. As I will always be wont to say, the Yankee organization knows INFINITELY more than this entire forum of posters put together. To hear people complain bitterly because the Yankees aren’t winning every game 12-0 is beyond tiresome. Guess what? The manager puts the players on the field. They need to do the rest. He uses the players he has. If they were not extremely capable players they wouldn’t be wearing pinstripes. If someone is struggling it’s not Girardi’s fault. And players are going to struggle, it’s part of the game. There isn’t a bell that anyone rings to say the struggling is over. There isn’t a time schedule for struggling. But it sure doesn’t mean that the players aren’t out there doing everything they can to put bad times behind them!

    The players are out there giving the best they have at any point in time.

    If you’re a fan of the Yankees, that should be enough.

  480. Eugie April 25th, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    Giambi isn’t a team player, he’s a Me type player. He’s always hurt with something like stubbing his toe or finger or whatever. His offensive #’s when playing 1b vs dh are extremely misleading because they take into account his Oakland years when he was a completely different kind of hitter. Not to mention that in the beginning, Torre would mainly only use him at DH when he was hurt or didn’t feel well or slumping or whatever.

    Giambi’s good years are long gone. He’ll hit a few homeruns but his average will be around .250 (if we’re lucky). He’s going to continue to pull the ball to the right side and try to walk to first base. Every year, early in the season he says he’s trying to hit to the left side.. every year this changes when he starts hitting homers.

  481. Fran April 25th, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    “The Yankees are doing that now by committing to young kids like Hughes and Kennedy.”

    I wonder how long the Yanks will continue to do that if Hughes and /or Kennedy keep having poor outings. I wonder how long before Yankee management would decide they need to make a move and trade some of the young talent for more “experienced players”. How long before they decide that Kennedy needs to go back to AAA?

  482. Steve Balboni April 25th, 2008 at 10:17 pm

    Hey, look at the bright side, they are only a couple of games out in the wildcard race. See things aren’t that bad. Tonight was horrible, i agree, but everyone should calm down. They are going through a rough patch of pitching and in January and February we all said that with this pitching staff to expect streaks like this. Now that they are doing as expected, eveyone wants to DFA everyone. Whatever we say or ask them to do isn’t going to change the game being played. Hopefully things get straightened out, if not Cashman does something and if that doesn’t happen, then we will get alot of Hank and probably a new GM and either the kids or the kids gone via trades. And by the time all this happens, it will nearly be football season and we get to watch Ortiz and Manny pose at the plate yet again and us yankee fans hating the redsox that much more…and then the hot stove starts and we are where we were just a few months ago…

  483. Fran April 25th, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    Trisha – well said. Agree 100%.

  484. Amanda from La. April 25th, 2008 at 10:20 pm

    bottom of the 9th, bases loaded for TB with 2 outs. Hinske is up to bat.

    who’s gonna call it?
    I say TB over the Sox!

  485. trisha - April 25th, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    Amanda, I’m with ya.

    GO RAYS!!!

  486. Brandon (supporting the new movement "Alex being Alex") April 25th, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    Harold Reynolds is just a joy to listen to on SNY

  487. SJ44 April 25th, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    I think Hughes last 2 outings were big improvements. He got unlucky last night. He was dealing. I think the rope will be long for Hughes because he has too much talent and that isn’t going to go away.

    Kennedy? Probably a little shorter rope. But, he is still talented. He just has to be more aggressive in the strikezone.

    Doreen, its funny that you bring up cohension. One of the reasons given for some of the players in Charleston who have been told they will spend the entire year in Charleston regardless of their performance is to build EXACTLY what you are talking about. Winning attitude and a sense of fraternity.

    Its so funny you brought it up because that was a big topic of conversation down here tonight.

  488. trisha - April 25th, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    :(

    I thought that was gone.

    Okay, extra innings.

    Rays’ll still take it. That’s my final answer!

  489. Doreen April 25th, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    SJ44 –

    That’s exciting that that’s actually a big topic of conversation. I think it’s important. It’s team building at the grass roots. Team as in a single unit with a single purpose. Doesn’t mean they’ll all love each other, but they are more likely to have mutual respect, and they will have shared experiences. Again, I think it’s important.

  490. Amanda from La. April 25th, 2008 at 10:29 pm

    Still going for the Rays! Is it wrong that it makes me feel okay to lose as long as the Red Sox lose? I guess I just don’t really enjoy them winning…hope that doesn’t make too bad of a person!

  491. Boston Dave April 25th, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    Wil Nieves walkoff HR

  492. trisha - April 25th, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    Amanda, I think that is an EXTREMELY rational way to look at things. While you may not feel happy that the Yankees lose, you also realize that you are not losing ground when the SUX lose also!

  493. Boston Dave April 25th, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    it is the year of the backup catcher

    even Boston’s ordinarily woeful Kevin Cash is hitting .323

  494. Rishi April 25th, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    Wil Nieves just got the walk-off HR for the Nats…good for him!! :)

  495. SJ44 April 25th, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    I agree Doreen. Its something that has been missing with the big club for years. Fortunately, the powers that be with the Yankees know it and are addressing it at the minor league level.

    Its why I want to see more young players brought up. Guys like Jeter, Posada, Arod, Pettitte and Rivera are great with young players. They really take them under their wing and show them how to be pros.

    You look at this team and you see the potholes. First base, the bullpen, no speed on the bench, the back end of the rotation, etc.

    Some of those issues are only going to get worked out by better performances from those currently in those slots.

    Others are going to improve by changing personnel.

    They take a step in the right direction when they call up Shelley for tomorrow nights game. They need his energy and he will help them in a bench role.

    I’m hoping Ian steps up tomorrow. Channel that TB start he had and attack the hitters. If he can, and they can hit with any level of consistency, perhaps they squeeze a win out tomorrow afternoon.

  496. trisha - April 25th, 2008 at 10:33 pm

    Ho-ly!

    Good for the Nats!!! Can’t wait to get back to the Stadium to see if things are heavenly there also.

    :D

  497. Amanda from La. April 25th, 2008 at 10:33 pm

    thanks Trisha, makes me feel better! Have a good night everyone!

  498. Boston Dave April 25th, 2008 at 10:33 pm

    SJ44,

    If IPK wins tomorrow, this blog will, as always, do a complete 180 in under 24 hours.

  499. Brandon (supporting the new movement "Alex being Alex") April 25th, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    Will da No Thrill LOL….

  500. Boston Dave April 25th, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    anyone watching the Sox

    AMAZING double play to kill the sox rally

  501. randy l April 25th, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    as far as improvement that we can expect:
    cano will be better
    arod will be better
    jeter will to be better
    hughes will be better

    i dont know about anyone else.

    i don’t mind open clearing out the dead wood in the bullpen and giving kids a chance. i wouldn’t mind sending farnsworth to a national league team .

    this one will shock you, but i wouldn’t mind putting jeter on first and gonzalez on short.

  502. trisha - April 25th, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    :D
    :D
    :D

    Are the rest of you watching the Rays game? What a beee-eautiful DP the Rays just got to get out of the inning. He he he.

  503. OldYanksFan April 25th, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    UNBELIEVABLE DP by TB. Wow. Amazing! Still tied 4-4.

  504. OldYanksFan April 25th, 2008 at 10:38 pm

    Giambi WILL be better. Currently: .186 .347 .492 .838
    .838 OPS is getting respectable but I expect .900 or better.
    Detroit lost. If the Rays can rally, the day is not lost!
    Opps! Man on first!

  505. trisha - April 25th, 2008 at 10:38 pm

    Fun to watch the Sux infield look like keystone cops. Happy that it was ex-Yank who got the leadoff single.

  506. SJ44 April 25th, 2008 at 10:38 pm

    So, I guess this JB Cox to Trenton is going to happen? I wonder what the domino affect of that will be.

    I’m guessing Britton will be back in Scranton tomorrow when Shelley gets called up.

    That leaves Scranton short one pitcher. McCutcheon or Robertson? You have to think its going to be one of those two guys.

    Geez, I saw McCutcheon’s line tonight. He was dealing! 12K. 1 hit, 1 run in 7 innings. That’s great to see!

  507. Rak April 25th, 2008 at 10:39 pm

    > # Still going for the Rays! Is it wrong that it makes me feel okay to lose as long as the Red Sox lose? I guess I just don’t really enjoy them winning…hope that doesn’t make too bad of a person!

    Amanda, it’s called “shadenfreude”…

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

    Red Sox fans had it for years (decades!). When they couldn’t beat us it made them feel better when we lost. As Trisha says, it’s very rational.

  508. OldYanksFan April 25th, 2008 at 10:39 pm

    Where’s Papsmear? Shouldn’t he be in?

  509. SJ44 April 25th, 2008 at 10:42 pm

    It would be the shock of the year if Giambi has a .900 OPS.

    He is showing no signs of that.

    He’s become like a everyday Home Run Derby. Its feast or famine.

    I’d love to see it but I think his .900 OPS days are behind him.

  510. SJ44 April 25th, 2008 at 10:43 pm

    You don’t bring in your closer in a tie game on the road.

  511. trisha - April 25th, 2008 at 10:43 pm

    :D

    I guess Tito doesn’t want to look too desperate so the smear is still sitting in the pen, just itching to show his stuff!

  512. trisha - April 25th, 2008 at 10:46 pm

    I really hope the Rays score here. If not I have to listen in the car because I have to get to one of the stores here before it closes.

    C’mon Rays. Please?

  513. OldYanksFan April 25th, 2008 at 10:47 pm

    Giambi has been swinging well for a while. His BABIP is VERY VERY low. Some from the shift, a lot from bad luck. His bat has slowed some, and his timing is off some, thus all the popups. But I expect .900 if he stays healthy.

  514. Rak April 25th, 2008 at 10:50 pm

    Amanda, it’s called Shadenfreude…

    My friend says Red Sox fans had it for years (decades!). When they couldn’t beat us, he says they loved it when we lost. As Trisha says, it’s very rational.

  515. Betsy April 25th, 2008 at 10:51 pm

    I love talking about the kids already on the team and also in the farm system – it makes me feel better. Our kids are lucky in that, unlike Bernie who had to deal with Mel Hall, they’ve got wonderful mentors in Mo, Jeter, Andy and Posada. Those guys have been through the wars in NY and have seen it all in the game – also, they are incredibly classy, decent human beings. Phil, Joba and Ian have the rare chance to observe HOF talents and people at work – it’s not just that they are great players, but they work hard and they appreciate the game. Many great athletes take their abilities for granted and never get the most out of themselves. That is not the case for the homegrown vets on this team.

    Donnie Baseball is basically my favorite player ever, not just because of how great a ballplayer he was, but because of how great a person. He was absolutely revered in the game and for good reason. Man, I love Donnie – I think O’Neill gained great affection for him during the short time he played with him.

    What Donnie, Andy, Mo, Posada and Jeter did do and are doing is good for the game because kids like Phil, Ian and Joba are the future. In a few years, they will be the vets and youngsters like Jackson, Tabata, etc……will be making their way up here and will be looking for leadership from them. I couldn’t be more excited, frankly.

    I’m starting to feel a lot better now, LOL. One other player I should mention as a leader: A-Rod. We know he’s taken Melky and Cano under his wing, but more importantly, he’s the most talented player in the game and he busts his behind out there every night. He works as if he’s the least talented player and every player should take note of that

    By the way, I was in Charleston a month ago for the 2nd time and I was as blown away by it as I was the first time. For a history lover who loves good food, it doesn’t get much better than that. It truly is a beautiful city with everything to offer that anyone could want. Gorgeous architecure, history just oozing everywhere, friendly people, great food…..I’m sorry I didn’t get to see the RiverDogs, but next time I’ll make a point to go.

  516. trisha - April 25th, 2008 at 10:51 pm

    I agree about Giambi OYF.

    I’m leaving all my bad energy for the SUX with you. Please use it well!

    :)

  517. OldYanksFan April 25th, 2008 at 10:51 pm

    By the way Trisha, well said above. Lots of piszers and moaners here, and no shortage of McIdiots. Glad there are still a few fans.

    I lived through Mantle’s retirement and Thurmans death. This stuff is a cakewalk.

  518. Ty April 25th, 2008 at 10:54 pm

    Giambi: .838OPS? If you have watched Giambi all season, you know how hollow that number is. OPS should not be looked at in isolation as the determining metric in a players value to his team.

  519. Rak April 25th, 2008 at 10:54 pm

    Crap.

  520. Fredo Corleone April 25th, 2008 at 10:56 pm

    Tough outing from Pettitte tonite. Just didn’t have his best stuff and it showed. Once the plodding White Sox were gone, Jorge was once again exposed. He’s never been a very good catcher, but now he looks almost bad.

    Good for Giambi. He’s easy pickins for the fans and he’s awful in the field, but he’s nowhere alone in that regard, and is not the only problem, just the most convenient to harp on. Loved the effort by Abbie. Kept them in the game.

  521. jennifer April 25th, 2008 at 10:59 pm

    HUH? They were stealing off Traber. I don’t care how good your arm is, he had no shot at throwing out the runners.

  522. Boston Dave April 25th, 2008 at 11:00 pm

    and Ortiz hits into a DP to end another Sox rally

  523. Rak April 25th, 2008 at 11:01 pm

    Ha! Nice slide Papi!

  524. randy l April 25th, 2008 at 11:02 pm

    big papi grounds into a bases loaded inning ending double play and slides head first into first. nice.

  525. hmmm April 25th, 2008 at 11:03 pm

    “Others swore the bullpen would be handled differently and it really hasn’t been. Certain relievers are used for games they can win (Joba, Mo, Bruney) and others when they’re losing (Ohlendorf, Hawkins, Farnsworth).”

    no Pete, this wasn’t the problem with Torre.

    the problem was that the pitchers he used in games they can win (namely Proctor in 2006 and Viz in 2007) were used over and over with gigantic leads.

    not sure how you completely missed the point, but you did.

    we get it Pete, you loved Torre.

  526. Amanda from La. April 25th, 2008 at 11:03 pm

    RAK-
    so I have to be honest with you, I googled that word you used (sounded german) Defintion: pleasure from misfortune.
    Wow, thanks you taught me a new word. and yes that is how I feel.

  527. Boston Dave April 25th, 2008 at 11:04 pm

    Papi is 0-6 and hitting .177

    i wonder when Sox fans will finally freak and treat him like we’ve treated Matsui, Damon, Giambi, etc

  528. randy l April 25th, 2008 at 11:04 pm

    papelbon up for the second or third time?

    the yankees aren’t the only ones thin in the bullpen.

  529. DFA Duck April 25th, 2008 at 11:05 pm

    Petitte didn’t have his best stuff tonight, always in the hole, but then again, if Jeter makes that play in the fifth (Martinez grounder) Andy is out of the inning.

    Plenty of dead bats in the lineup didn’t help, Cano, Arod, Jeter… teams are stealing at will against Posada and that doesn’t help. Traber is a luxury the bullpen can’t afford. His job is to get lefties out. If he can’t do that, time to go. On a positive note, Albaladejo looked good. IMO he needs to stick around.

    Regards Giambi, he is a defensive liability but he’s looking better in the box. He’s an easy target for criticism but there are plenty of errors on this team to go around right now.

  530. Steve Balboni April 25th, 2008 at 11:06 pm

    Doesn’t it seem that Cano is getting a free pass here? Everyone, and rightly so, is crucifying Giambi, especially about his play at 1B, but to me Cano is killing this team offensively. And his play at 2b is okay at best. He can shine at times and then have those games where it looks like he’s sleepingout their. To me he seems to be off the radar due to the other issues going on with this team.

  531. Rak April 25th, 2008 at 11:06 pm

    I’d LOVE IT if the Sox lost tonight. They think they’re so big, but they can’t even beat the Rays!

  532. Boston Dave April 25th, 2008 at 11:07 pm

    Carl Crawford, leadoff single, steals 2nd. no outs.

    Rays should just end it here. Manny leads off the top of the 12th against the weak links in the Rays bullpen.

  533. Fredo Corleone April 25th, 2008 at 11:07 pm

    Jenn:

    Don’t want to hear it. Baserunners are 13 for 15 against Posada. He’s catching the same staff that Molina does and Molina is has thrown out 7 of 17. He routinely leads the league in passed balls and simply isn’t very good back there. His bat makes his defensive deficiencies acceptable.

  534. hmmm April 25th, 2008 at 11:08 pm

    “You don’t bring in your closer in a tie game on the road.”

    no, you bring in Jeff Weaver and lose a World Series game with Mariano left picking splinters out of his ass.

    i am VERY surprised that you, SJ44, of all people feel this way.

    this is a terrible piece of conventional wisdom.

    you don’t save your best pitcher to protect a lead that may never come.

  535. DFA Duck April 25th, 2008 at 11:08 pm

    Agree with Steve above, at times Cano seems to have completely lost whatever plate discipline he had. If the pitch was in the parking lot he might take a swing at it.

  536. OldYanksFan April 25th, 2008 at 11:09 pm

    I suggest you look at his Misc Batting.
    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/.....yerId=3226
    ALL his Misc. numbers are better then his career avg. except G/F (as he is popping up a lot). His BB/PA is higher and his SO/PA is lower. Girardi and Eiland see this, which is why he is playing regularly.

  537. Rak April 25th, 2008 at 11:10 pm

    Hi Amanda! Yes, “Shadenfreude” is German. Let’s hope German power does it’s stuff tonight. Go Rays!

  538. cc April 25th, 2008 at 11:10 pm

    Why Crawford does steal third?

  539. Boston Dave April 25th, 2008 at 11:10 pm

    Game Set MAtch

    Rays Win!

  540. Nick in SF April 25th, 2008 at 11:10 pm

    Rays win!

  541. Steve Balboni April 25th, 2008 at 11:11 pm

    Rays WIN!!!!!!!!!!

  542. randy l April 25th, 2008 at 11:12 pm

    how’d you like to be are sox fan watching timlin pitch the 9th in a tie game with crawford on second with no outs?

    maybe everyone stinks.

  543. Rak April 25th, 2008 at 11:13 pm

    Yay Rayssssssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  544. S.A.-Phil Hughes was saved and Joba will be a starter! April 25th, 2008 at 11:13 pm

    YES! YAY Rays!

  545. Marc from Portland Maine April 25th, 2008 at 11:13 pm

    I really hate the Rays, But I love them tonight. :)

  546. OldYanksFan April 25th, 2008 at 11:14 pm

    Did Papsmear pitch?

  547. hmmm April 25th, 2008 at 11:14 pm

    “maybe everyone stinks.”

    this is my new motto for this season.

  548. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! April 25th, 2008 at 11:14 pm

    Tampa Bay Rays Rule!!!!!

  549. randy l April 25th, 2008 at 11:14 pm

    no papsmear.

  550. Nick in SF April 25th, 2008 at 11:15 pm

    Homer: What’s the opposite of that schadenfreude?

    Lisa: Sour grapes.

    Homer: Boy, those Germans have a word for everything.

  551. Fredo Corleone April 25th, 2008 at 11:15 pm

    Steve B

    Cano is getting a bit of a pass. His bat is a disaster right now. Disagree on his 2nd base play. Not Gold Glove quality or anything, but he plays the position at an above average level and covers a good amount of ground, especially up the middle (which is good, because Jeter covers next to nothing to his left). As a bad ball hitter, he’s going to be prone to streaks. He’s in a nasty one now, but he’ll have some good ones before all is said and done.

  552. Rak April 25th, 2008 at 11:16 pm

    Watch out, Sox. Here comes Baltimore. Here comes the Rays. Here comes the Yanks!!!!!!!!!!!

  553. Marc from Portland Maine April 25th, 2008 at 11:16 pm

    Hmmm,

    Not everyone. We have a whole season ahead of us :)

  554. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! April 25th, 2008 at 11:16 pm

    Ich bin ein Yankee Fan!!!!

  555. hmmm April 25th, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    “no papsmear.”

    and that is why they lost.

    if they use Papelbon and Okajima, it gives their offense probably 2-3 more chances to score.

    Manny was leading off the next inning, too bad he never got to swing.

  556. Rak April 25th, 2008 at 11:19 pm

    Sorry, Manny. Maybe tomorrow. Note to every manager: Pitch to Ortiz!

  557. Kill-Schill(ing) April 25th, 2008 at 11:19 pm

    My god, the Joe Torre haters never cease do they? You’d think he performed as well as Isiah Thomas in New York to listen to some Yankees fans unrelenting animosity for him.

  558. Amanda from La. April 25th, 2008 at 11:21 pm

    Tampa bay won, yay!

  559. Pepitone April 25th, 2008 at 11:21 pm

    The ballclub is sputtering right now like an engine out of tune. If they are a winning team you will start to see them smoothing out as the season goes on. I’ll take the record they have currently. The key in April, May, and June is to hang around the lead and stay above .500. Then turn it on in July and August, and sprint on home in September.

    However, I am really concerned with their pitching and defense. They will go nowhere if that doesn’t get better. They will hit, Petite, Wang, Chamberlain, and Mo are reliable, but the rest are a crapshoot!

  560. Rak April 25th, 2008 at 11:21 pm

    Who said anything about Torre????

  561. cc April 25th, 2008 at 11:22 pm

    Ortiz has 20 RBI. Tell me who on the Yanks has more.

  562. PayRod April 25th, 2008 at 11:22 pm

    PEDitte is cooked. Mussina is toast. IPK is a soft-tosser. Hughes will never be more than a 4th starter. Wang is a playoff choke-artist. We are CURSED !!!!

  563. OldYanksFan April 25th, 2008 at 11:23 pm

    How about these numbers: .260 .286 .342 .628
    Derek Jeter (aka: Tony Womack).

  564. hmmm April 25th, 2008 at 11:24 pm

    agree on Cano’s bat, but you are crazy if you think his defense has been “okay at best”.

    his defense has been fantastic.

    that play he made tonight up the middle was so smooth and effortless that you don’t realize just how great it is.

  565. Eugie April 25th, 2008 at 11:24 pm

    “Doesn’t it seem that Cano is getting a free pass here? Everyone, and rightly so, is crucifying Giambi, especially about his play at 1B, but to me Cano is killing this team offensively. And his play at 2b is okay at best. He can shine at times and then have those games where it looks like he’s sleepingout their. To me he seems to be off the radar due to the other issues going on with this team.”

    Usually happens when one guy is making 3 million and the other guy is making 23 million.

  566. YankeesTech April 25th, 2008 at 11:24 pm

    It looks like payrod is taking the lost too hard….. Don’t cry young man….

  567. hmmm April 25th, 2008 at 11:25 pm

    “You’d think he performed as well as Isiah Thomas in New York to listen to some Yankees fans unrelenting animosity for him.”

    nope, not at all.

    Pete made a faulty argument. that is all.

  568. randy l April 25th, 2008 at 11:26 pm

    on nesn, ekersley, on why timlin was in there in the 9th, said francona was trying to save some relievers for buchholz for tomorrow to make sure buccholz doesn’t have to throw too many pitches.

    there is a cost of carrying young pitchers like buccholz, hughes, and kennedy.

    if both teams do it, maybe the yankees aren’t in as bad a shape as we think.

  569. Nick in SF April 25th, 2008 at 11:26 pm

    Medium Papi is the MVP of the night.

  570. Rak April 25th, 2008 at 11:26 pm

    Yeah, Payrod. Lighten up!

  571. OldYanksFan April 25th, 2008 at 11:26 pm

    “Ortiz has 20 RBI. Tell me who on the Yanks has more.”
    David Ortiz: .179 .291 .326 .617
    Dude! RBI is much more a team stat. He has has TONS of chances. He’s looking very bad these days.

  572. Boston Dave April 25th, 2008 at 11:28 pm

    cc:

    ill get back to you after the Yanks get to play Texas

    after all, they have the worst pitching in baseball and Ortiz got more than 50% of his RBI’s in that ONE series alone.

    he has 9 RBI in the other 21 games.

  573. PayRod April 25th, 2008 at 11:28 pm

    Shouldn’t we expect more out of $205 million ?

  574. randy l April 25th, 2008 at 11:30 pm

    “that play he made tonight up the middle was so smooth and effortless that you don’t realize just how great it is.”

    i did. i couldn’t believe the throw he made and how quick he got rid of it.

  575. Boston Dave April 25th, 2008 at 11:31 pm

    take out the Texas series and here is Ortiz line

    .149 BA
    10 runs
    9 RBI

    I’m not saying he won’t turn it around, but you need to take a closer look at your “20 RBI” argument.

  576. Tim April 25th, 2008 at 11:32 pm

    The fact that this game points out is that Cleveland has better young talent than the Yankees, ie, Sizemore is the best player on the field, with apologies to A-Rod, he is a gold glove CF, he can hit for power, hit for average and can steal a base, he is a solid, solid player.

    Martinez and Peralta are great young hitters and then there’s their shutdown bullpen, young hard throwing studs.

    As far as young elite talent for the Yankees: Cano has the potential but is in a terrible funk, and besides he and Joba, that is it as far as all-star caliber young talent on the Yankees.

    The good news is that the next wave of talent is coming, McCutchen, Melancon, Cox, Robertson, Betances, Horne – pitchers; Almonte, Gardner, Jackson, Montero, Romine and Suttle – fielders.

    Most of them are 2-3 years away, but are the next dynasty in the making.

  577. Boston Dave April 25th, 2008 at 11:33 pm

    apologies, after tonight, not counting Texas

    Ortiz is hitting .137

    ouch

  578. Rak April 25th, 2008 at 11:34 pm

    Ortizzz sux. Manny sux. The Sox sux. We’re in the hunt (like Tiger Woods), and it’s still just April. ‘night everybody!

  579. PAT M. April 25th, 2008 at 11:35 pm

    Some of the more so called esteemed members here just cannot make up their mind about this team and it’s direction……Read some of the opinions back when the club was breaking camp, or even as recently as last week…..Hell they’re at 500, they’ve been on the road for the most part, and with injuries they’re 2 games back…Yes they lost 2 one run games after leading….Relax Yankee experts….

  580. Boston Dave April 25th, 2008 at 11:36 pm

    Tim,

    If you are going to include Peralta in that, you can’t leave out Melky. And Hughes is young, all-star caliber talent.

    Martinez will be 28 later this year. I wouldn’t consider him young talent anymore, but sure, he’s not old and he is really good (if he can stay at C for years to come).

  581. hmmm April 25th, 2008 at 11:38 pm

    “The fact that this game points out is that Cleveland has better young talent than the Yankees,”

    yes, they do.

    but Cleveland also went a solid 5 years in between playoff appearances while they committed to rebuilding.

    do you think if the Yankees committed to nothing but building young talent while missing the playoffs for 5 years they wouldn’t have insane young talent?

    just saying. context matters.

  582. randy l April 25th, 2008 at 11:42 pm

    pat m.

    i was hoping for a good start, but i’m with you that the yankees are not in bad shape in the standings.

    if there is no separation between the yankees and the red sox then patience is a lot easier.

    hughes looks like he’s starting to let his talent out. you saw kennedy a lot as an amateur. the past few games, he’s looked like a deer in headlights when he’s taken out of games. does that surprise you?

    maybe a trip to the triple a to regroup?

  583. Rak April 25th, 2008 at 11:48 pm

    I agree Randy I. We’re even up, while the Red sox have 3 straight loses. There’s a long way to go. 2 games back in the loss column is nothing!

  584. Boston Dave April 25th, 2008 at 11:48 pm

    its not huge but keep this in mind

    Yanks Road Games – 15

    Yanks Home Games – 9

    that does make a difference

  585. hmmm April 25th, 2008 at 11:54 pm

    “its not huge but keep this in mind”

    also, games against Texas:

    Boston – 4
    Yankees – 0

  586. Rak April 25th, 2008 at 11:59 pm

    Who cares about Texas? It’s making the playoffs that matters. I don’t care if we lose every game against TExas, as long as we’re still playing in October.

  587. george April 26th, 2008 at 12:13 am

    regqrding this:

    “It just goes to prove that you can’t gameplan against injuries. Things just happen.”

    That’s an unhealthy form of logic to promote. it’s like saying that because my house burnt down despite fire alarms, therefore fire alarms do not save buildings and lives.

  588. hmmm April 26th, 2008 at 12:17 am

    “Who cares about Texas? It’s making the playoffs that matters. I don’t care if we lose every game against TExas, as long as we’re still playing in October.”

    ok…

    my point is that Texas is the worst team in the AL. Boston has played them 4 times and won all 4 games.

    it is part of the reason why they are a few games ahead of the Yankees right now.

    i really didn’t think that was that complicated.

  589. whoa April 26th, 2008 at 12:41 am

    “I wonder how long the Yanks will continue to do that if Hughes and /or Kennedy keep having poor outings.”

    Hughes’s last two outings have been good (Hawkins messed up the one in Balt.), but hey, don’t let facts get in the way.

  590. Rak April 26th, 2008 at 12:58 am

    OK. I’m going to bed for real. one last question (related to our German discussion earlier): dOES anyone get why the Daily News sports cartoonist always depicts George Steinbrenner as a German soldier? Is he German? Is this a World War II thing?

  591. Steve April 26th, 2008 at 7:55 am

    Your comment about the Torre/Girardi spring trainings is way off base. The difference is last year they had a rash of 1-2 month long injuries (mostly hamstrings) This year they’ve had a bunch of 3-5 day injuries. Damon and Abreu were flat out not ready to play coming out of spring training last year, Bruney and Betemit came into camp 20 pounds lighter this year. Night and day. Sorry Pete, I know people want to say there’s no difference but its just not supported by the facts.

    And the bullpen stuff is just not true. The workload has been spread around much more than it was under Torre. Torre would baby Mo, and use 2 setup guys in the pen till their arms fell off. Look at the bullpen stats for this year. Ohlendorf has pitched 16 innings (he’s been the long man) Hawkins and Bruney 11, Farnsworth 10, Mo and Joba 9 each, and Traber (the lefty specialist) 7 innings. That’s extremely well spread out and doesn’t resemble the way Torre did things. Torre would have Proctor and Viz with 24 each, and everyone else with 4-5 innings. Even Torre’s supporters will tell you he fell in love with certain relievers and pitched them till their arms fell off. Thats why Cashman imposed the Joba Rules.

  592. Amanda from La. April 26th, 2008 at 6:18 pm

    looks like Damon is having a good day!

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