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Game 105: Orioles at Yankees

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Jul 28, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (58-46)
Damon DH
Jeter SS
Abreu RF
Rodriguez 3B
Giambi 1B
Cano 2B
Nady LF
Cabrera CF
Molina C
Mussina RHP

Mike Mussina (13-6, 3.26) vs. the Baltimore hitters.

Jeremy Guthrie (6-8, 3.58) vs. the New York hitters.

Notes: Thanks to Brian Heyman for calling in the lineup. … I am not working today and will be attending the Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band show at Giants Stadium. So this will be the extent of your updates. … The Yankees have won 10 straight at home. … The Moose is seeking his 264th career win. He is 10-7, 4.64 against the Orioles in his career. … Yankee relievers have allowed 6 ER in 26.2 innings since the break.

TRADE TALK: The Yankees remain the lone team interested in Jarrod Washburn. Seattle thinks it has some leverage as a result, which is a bit comical. Their benefit is lopping $14 million off their payroll, which they can use on other players. As a result, they aren’t getting Brett Gardner. I suspect they will realize this soon enough. If not, Phil Hughes starts his rehab tomorrow and Ian Kennedy has been pitching well or you go get somebody else.

Enjoy the game.

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1,215 Responses to “Game 105: Orioles at Yankees”

  1. jay destro July 28th, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    i wouldn’t be shocked if the washburn thing isnt done because cashman has another move in the works as well. he might be hedging his bets. who knows.

  2. Brandon (RISP still a problem) (Johan HR count: *18) (X-factor my ***) July 28th, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    Lets hope Nady hits or I’ll sick this guy on him

  3. Phil July 28th, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    Got start a new winning streak today.

  4. Chris July 28th, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    Seriously what was wrong with Orel H last night?!?!?!

    Anyone else wish they would be replacing Ponson in the starting rotation if they get a pitcher instead of Rasner?

  5. Johnny pinstripes July 28th, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    Pete,
    Saw Bruce last night. it was awesome, he played for 3 hours straight

  6. Christine July 28th, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    Oh, boy! Pete is off for the rest of the day? I bet all kinds of sports news breaks out like it did the last time.

    Have a great time, Pete! You deserve it!

  7. CUYanks July 28th, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    “Multiple teams have shown interest in Hawkins since the Yankees designated him for assignment. They might be able to unload some of the $1.25MM still owed to him. ”
    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/.....reste.html

    Let’s hope so!

  8. Westerner99 July 28th, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    Bruce was great last night!

  9. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 28th, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    Pete: Enjoy the concert!

  10. Brandon (RISP still a problem) (Johan HR count: *18) (X-factor my ***) July 28th, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    CUYanks I hope I pray !

  11. Chet July 28th, 2008 at 4:00 pm

    Once the Yankees DFA’d Hawkins they have to pay him his full salary. The new team only pays the pro-rated league minimum. Just like we are doing with Sexson.

    Why is Cano not batting in front of Giambi…….

    Chet

  12. blee July 28th, 2008 at 4:00 pm

    I dont get the Mariners thinking that they can get anything for an old starting pitcher like Washburn.. A mid-level prospect is more than enough for him.. Especially since we have other people in the minors that wont cost us a thing.

  13. Fran July 28th, 2008 at 4:00 pm

    Pete – Enjoy the concert. Hope that we enjoy the Yankee game.

  14. Jon July 28th, 2008 at 4:01 pm

    If all it takes it Brett Gardner, do not let Ponson near the mound again

  15. ASH July 28th, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    That would be nice if the twins picked him up, but why wouldn’t they wait for him to clear waivers and sign him at the prorated veteran minimum.

    Why would anybody want to pay him to pitch?

  16. S.o.S.27 July 28th, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    What do you guys think about Dejesus roaming center field? It was rumored that he might be someone Cashman might be int. in. Last i heard it would be Melky/Kennedy for Bannister/Dejesus.

  17. ASH July 28th, 2008 at 4:03 pm

    Once the Yankees DFA’d Hawkins they have to pay him his full salary. The new team only pays the pro-rated league minimum. Just like we are doing with Sexson.

    Chet,

    that only happens after he clears waivers, if someone claims him they have to pay his regular salary, noone claimed sexson.

  18. RonH July 28th, 2008 at 4:04 pm

    Pete, thanks for the updates and enjoy the show!

  19. Ed - Yanks will be Yanks in the 2nd half! July 28th, 2008 at 4:04 pm

    wow, no one showed interests before he was DFA. that’s weird..

  20. Rob C July 28th, 2008 at 4:05 pm

    I love the idea of DeJesus playing center for the Yankees…I think he’s a terrific player, and he’s a local kid (from Central Jersey, originally)!

  21. Ed - Yanks will be Yanks in the 2nd half! July 28th, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    Braves lefty Will Ohman is drawing plenty of interest, with the Tigers, Rays, Yankees, and Cardinals named as suitors. Perhaps the Yanks’ interest will diminish now that they have Damaso Marte.

    Cashman should seriously go for him. lefties are like 5 for 70 off him this season. just slide Marte into setup role, and have Ohman going up against lefties.

  22. YankeesLuv July 28th, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    Seattle is nuts, let them keep Washburn. Yankees take his contract and that should be enough, otherwise no deal.

    Not a Bruce fan myself but enjoy the show Pete. ;)

  23. Paul July 28th, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    enjoy and thank you, Pete

  24. CUYanks July 28th, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    Chet,
    ” News: Hawkins was designated for assignment on Saturday. [-]
    Impact: He’ll likely be released if the Yankees can’t find a trade suitor. Damaso Marte’s addition made Hawkins expendable, although another club make decide to take a flyer on him if the cost is low.”

    http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/player?statsId=5336

    He can still be traded. A team who really wants him would be taking a chance to see if he cleared waivers.

  25. 27 this year July 28th, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    Ed

    They are only showing interest because after he clears waivers he would only cost prorated league minimum. Not even a monkey would give up anything decent and pay Hawkins in a trade.

  26. chambliss July 28th, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    “If all it takes it Brett Gardner, do not let Ponson near the mound again”

    I couldn’t agree more. Gardner is a nice player to have on the bench, but Christian gives us almost the same thing. Gardner can’t hit well enough to play everyday for the Yankees. He might find a home on a national league team.

  27. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 28th, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    S.o.S. I don’t see them doing that deal. I can see them doing it if Jackson was still only in A ball or not a factor, but he is, and DeJesus might be too good and block Jackson.

    Bannister for Kennedy straight up is a little intriguing, though.

  28. 27 this year July 28th, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    Ed

    The problem with getting Ohman is he would cost a good prospect and our bullpen is really strong. Who would you get rid off. Everyone in their deserves their spot and Giese is necessary if we are going to have Rasner and Ponson in the rotation.

  29. 27 this year July 28th, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    S.o.S. I don’t see them doing that deal. I can see them doing it if Jackson was still only in A ball or not a factor, but he is, and DeJesus might be too good and block Jackson.

    Trading Melky Kennedy for Bannister and DeJesus is a great trade for the Yanks. DeJesus is a lot better than Melky and could play a good CF. Kennedy probably edges out Bannister in terms of upside. Good trade for the Yanks and plus Jackson could move to left or right and so could Dejesus causing no one to block anyone.

  30. S.o.S.27 July 28th, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    Rebecca,
    I dont know why they are interested in Bannister. He has been getting killed this year. I would think Kennedy could land us a pitcher with a sub 5 era. I look at that trade as Melky and Kennedy for Dejesus and Bannister just being a throw in.

  31. brian July 28th, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    can you tell me what time bruce came on at last night? Thanks

  32. Gotta Dream July 28th, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    Maybe they are waiting for the Yanks to throw in Carl Pavano?

  33. Wolf In Pinstripes July 28th, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    Thought you guys might be interested in this.

    I’m in Lexington, KY and was stoked to see the Yanks take a UK player in the draft this year – Ryan Wilkes (23rd round), who is currently with the SI Yanks.

    Well, I saw an article in the paper here the other day that Wilkes was chosen as the best defensive 2B in college baseball during the 2008 season and was awarded a Rawlings Gold Glove award. He was perfect in the field, finishing the year with a 1.000 fielding percentage in 287 chances. He ranked 6th in the SEC in assists (164) and 6th in fielding double plays (42).

    Just thought you might like to see news of an achievement from a position player drafted by the Bombers. Of course, it’s icing on the cake for me as a Lexington resident and UK alumnus.

  34. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 28th, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    S.o.S: Hmm, I’d heard good things about Bannister.

    27 This Year: You have a good point, but I just don’t see the Yankees trading Melky.

    i think if they were looking to do that, they could have probably flipped him for Bay.

  35. S.o.S.27 July 28th, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    Youd think they would want Igawa with the Japanese market they seem to target. American lefty to an american lefty for a Japanese lefty for a Japanese market. Make sense to me.

  36. Little Chip (Release Sexson) July 28th, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    Washburn is pitching great for a team that is 25 games out of first place. How would he do with the pressure on him in New York? Seattle fans would love to see him go and spend the money somewhere else. I hope Yankees hold out or find a better option. I don’t see Richie Sexson contributing much.

  37. Rob L. July 28th, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    I’m amazed that the Yankees believe Ponson gives them a better chance to win over Kennedy. I think Ponson should be pitching in an old man softball league.

  38. Ed - Yanks will be Yanks in the 2nd half! July 28th, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    27 This Year, you are right about costing a good prospect. although he will be a FA this season and might be a 2 month rental. I know I’m way over my head but, trading Fransworth and 2-3 B+ prospects?

  39. CUYanks July 28th, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    After starting off the season with 3 starts at a 0.86 ERA, Bannister has pitched to a 6.33 ERA the rest of the year.

    This includes May, June, July ERA’s of 6.03, 4,71, and 8.10 respectively.

    For his career, he strikes out 4.69/ 9 innings, and he’s also 27 years old.

    Seems a lot like Rasner to me…

  40. BBB July 28th, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    “and DeJesus might be too good and block Jackson.”

    Rebecca – I think DeJesus plays a lot of LF for KC, so they could always move him there when Damon’s contract was up and Jackson was ready to play center.

    I actually really like this deal in theory. As much as I love Melky, DeJesus is a fairly big upgrade over him. He can hit and play D, and he’s a Jersey guy/Rutgers grad. The problem is, in practice it doesn’t really work. Bannister is gonna be a great pitcher, better than Kennedy IMO, but he’s still a work in progress right now and he’s really been struggling lately. I don’t see how he would be of much help to us this year. Long term, he’d be a great pickup, but we need someone who is gonna show up down the stretch, handle the pressure and help pitch us into playoffs. Bannister certainly is not that guy.

  41. S.o.S.27 July 28th, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    What would it take to get Lowe for 2 months?

  42. Laura - Joba is indeed the real deal!! July 28th, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    I’m on the pro-Washburn side only if we’re eating the salary and not giving up any prospects. SEA wants us to eat the money AND give them a top prospect. Sorry, but Washburn just isn’t that good to warrant us doing both. I think that is Cash’s position and I hope he sticks to it. No, we’re not going to win with either Rasner or Ponson, but if we get lucky, Hughes and IPK may come back and be better than they were before they got injured.

  43. Rob L. July 28th, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    Ponson is the guy that needs to go. Opponents are hitting well over .300 against him. I would be shocked if he makes his next start.

  44. Johnny pinstripes July 28th, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    Brian
    Bruce came on at about 8:30 last night…

  45. BBB July 28th, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    I wonder if there would be some way we could keep Kennedy and let them keep Bannister, and trade Melky and a pitching prospect (or a MLB reliever – perhaps sell high on Veras?) for just DeJesus. He is someone I’d really love to acquire.

  46. Laura - Joba is indeed the real deal!! July 28th, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    “What would it take to get Lowe for 2 months?”

    I don’t think Lowe is available now that the Dodgers are in the race in the West.

  47. Brandon (RISP still a problem) (Johan HR count: *18) (X-factor my ***) July 28th, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    F… waiting waiting for Milton Bradley I’ll punch Micheal Kay myself ..this bozo has the grape fruits to be ripping Jose Tabata on the radio where the f… my keys at :evil:

  48. Andrew July 28th, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    It’s going to take more than Kei Igawa to get Washburn but it shouldn’t take much more. Throw in a minor league reliever with Major League experience like Brian Bruney or Chris Britton and if they don’t bite, hang up the phone.

    And by the way as far as the Melky/Kennedy for DeJesus/Bannister deal I’m not sure I would look to do that right now. DeJesus has a better upside than Melky but Melky is part of the fabric of the team. I don’t want to screw too much with the chemistry of this team right now that has won 13 of their last 17. Maybe in the offseason I’d look into doing something like that but not now.

  49. CUYanks July 28th, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    S.o.S.,

    ” When the possibility of dealing free-agent-to-be Derek Lowe was raised Saturday, Dodgers General Manager Ned Colletti replied with a single word: “No.” ”

    http://www.latimes.com/sports/.....?track=rss

  50. PBL July 28th, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    if we’re going to replace ponson we have internal options..it makes no sense to give up anything more than cash to get someone like washburn who might not be significantly better than ponson/our internal options..

    my thinking is that the mariners are playing chicken with cashman hoping he will cave in and give up more or hank will get nervous and order cashman to, but the reality is washburn isn’t worth anything more than taking on his contract and a marginal prospect and the yankees front office knows that. I suspect before the deadline closes Seattle will realize this.

  51. ANSKY July 28th, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    I’d rather give Kennedy another shot than pay $14 million for Washburn. 7 reasons:

    1: Wang will come back next year if not this year, although most likely it’ll be next.
    2: Pettitte will still be Pettitte for another year or two.

    3: Joba will be better than he is now.

    4: The reinvented Moose is hard – very hard – to deny consideration for another year or two.

    Those first 4 give you 4/5 of a great rotation already by the way ….

    5: The outside possibility of signing CC Sabathia as a free agent. Add this to 1-4.

    6: Kennedy and Hughes may have been brought up too early, They could still be legitimate options for next year and beyond, though Kennedy sounds more likely than Hughes for the stretch drive this year. There is also Humberto Sanchez. Why have Washburn in the way if reasons 1-4 are already in place?

    7: Washburn hasn’t been all that good. Would he really be better than Ponson and Rasner already are?

    Oh and did I mention Carl Pavano can sure be counted on too?

  52. Laura - Joba is indeed the real deal!! July 28th, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    “I wonder if there would be some way we could keep Kennedy and let them keep Bannister, and trade Melky and a pitching prospect (or a MLB reliever – perhaps sell high on Veras?) for just DeJesus. He is someone I’d really love to acquire.”

    Okay, I’ve said this before but it apparently needs repeating. We are not in a position to trade Melky because there is no one else suitable to play CF. I don’t understand why people keep posting these trade scenarios with Melky included in them. Come on, people. Use your heads!!

  53. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 28th, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    BBB: Hmm, so like an option if Abreu leaves or when Johnny leaves?

    I’m beginning to warm to the idea.

  54. Brian July 28th, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    Seattle does have leverage in the Washburn negotiation since the Yankees #4 and #5 starters are presently crap. They have even more leverage now then they did before Washburns and Ponsons last start.

    Shame on cashman for not closing this deal last week if it truely is Wasburn for a “b” prospect as has been reported. No, this deal just might not get done.

  55. S.o.S.27 July 28th, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    I think Cashman will offer C.J. Henry in the 12 hour for Washburn. It worked once,why not. C.J. will be known as an mvp for us in July.

  56. BBB July 28th, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    “What would it take to get Lowe for 2 months?”

    The always-multisyllabic Ned Coletti on the chances of the
    Dodgers trading Lowe: “No.”

    Bummer cause I wouldn’t have minded him either. but theyre in the race and it would take too much to pry him away.

  57. Laura - Joba is indeed the real deal!! July 28th, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    “7: Washburn hasn’t been all that good. Would he really be better than Ponson and Rasner already are? ”

    I think he’s better than them, but not by much.

  58. Brandon (RISP still a problem) (Johan HR count: *18) (X-factor my ***) July 28th, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    the Twins have interest in bringing righty reliever LaTroy Hawkins back. Hawkins came up through the Twins’ system as a starter, but eventually found his niche as a setup man before signing a free agent deal with the Cubs. Christensen talked to a person close to Hawkins who believes he’d like to come back to Minnesota.

    8O

  59. S.o.S.27 July 28th, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    “We are not in a position to trade Melky because there is no one else suitable to play CF.”

    Laura,
    Thats why it would be for Dejesus. A center fielder that can actually hit.

  60. PBL July 28th, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    if we traded for dejesus he would play cf…I’m not sure how I feel about melky. I like him, he’s still young and has time to develop, and I think he brings intangibles to the team. I think his competitive nature would have fit in well on our most recent dynasty teams, that said I’m not sure he gives us enough production at the plate or ever will and I’m not sure he really should be more than a 4th of right now.

    Dejesus would be better in cf, but I’m not sure how I’d feel about trading kennedy for bannister to get that upside or about upsetting the team dynamic we have right now.

  61. Laura - Joba is indeed the real deal!! July 28th, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    “Thats why it would be for Dejesus. A center fielder that can actually hit.”

    My apologies. I read the post too quick and missed DeJesus’ name. Does DeJesus have as good an arm as the Melkman?

  62. BBB July 28th, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    “Okay, I’ve said this before but it apparently needs repeating. We are not in a position to trade Melky because there is no one else suitable to play CF.”

    But if we traded Melky for DeJesus, this becomes a moot point, because the latter is more than suitable to play CF. I know we all love Melky, I do too, but not enough to let sentimentality get in the way of putting a better player there if he could be obtained.

  63. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 28th, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    I think DeJesus has a good arm but I’m not sure.

  64. Laura - Joba is indeed the real deal!! July 28th, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    “But if we traded Melky for DeJesus, this becomes a moot point, because the latter is more than suitable to play CF. I know we all love Melky, I do too, but not enough to let sentimentality get in the way of putting a better player there if he could be obtained.”

    Yes, I’ve grown attached to Melky. I also wonder what his absence would do to Cano. Also, are we sure KC is willing to part with DeJesus? I’m not so sure.

  65. S.o.S.27 July 28th, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    Laura,
    Not as good as Melky but better than Damon. I hope that helps. You probably could have figured that out on your own.

  66. BBB July 28th, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    Rebecca: Exactly! Although I’ve been thinking lately that ideally, the Yankees could retain Damon in a part time role when his contract is up. If things worked out with Nady long term, we could be looking at a future OF of DeJesus, Jackson and Nady with Damon and Gardner coming off the bench. Pretty awesome if you ask me!

  67. Joe DeRosa July 28th, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    I saw bruce last night….simply amazing!!!!!!!!!

  68. Laura - Joba is indeed the real deal!! July 28th, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    “Not as good as Melky but better than Damon. I hope that helps.”

    Well, considering that I’m better than Damon, not so much. :wink:

  69. S.o.S.27 July 28th, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    The only question i would need answered on this trade is can Dejesus slide going to first as good as Melky?

  70. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 28th, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    deJesus isn’t as young as i thought he was…not old, but not young, either.

  71. yanksince57-kennedy/aceves/next? July 28th, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    some random thoughts:

    the 40 man roster is currently at 38 i believe (add britton, wang 60 day not 15) bruney will have to added this week from his rehab, but duncan and posada can be a 60 day, and certainly traber and ponson can easily be dismissed. so plenty of flex there.

    i still hope we trade farnsworth at what is now his PEAK perceived value.

    now that igawa is off the 40 man, there is no reason to mention him anymore :) with the trade of 3 AAA starters, he’s not blocking any upward progress either (may be blocking rasner’s downward path LOL)!

    NOOOOOO to bonds/ramirez/washburn/garcia/arroyo etc.etc.

    YESSSSS to kennedy/aceves/hughes/wang/pettite/even pavano to start this year – how bad could they be, really?

    as i have said and felt all along, cashman is still hiding in the weeds ready to strike with a surprise last minute pickup or two!

  72. BBB July 28th, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    Laura – I think DeJesus may be creeping closer to free agency, that’s probably the reason they’d be willing to move him. Plus they do seem to have a lot of other OF’ers. You do make a good point about Cano though – losing Bowa and Melky in one year and all…

  73. Laura - Joba is indeed the real deal!! July 28th, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    DeJesus is 29.

  74. Jacob July 28th, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    some random thoughts:
    I wonder if Pete had to buy two seats to fit his butt?

  75. Mr. Exceptional July 28th, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    DeJesus would be a fantastic pick up. I’ve been thinking the Yanks should go after him for years. Great talent.

  76. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 28th, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    BBB: Yeah, that would be horrible for Robbie. I kind of hope they don’t trade Melky just for that reason.

  77. S.o.S.27 July 28th, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    Fox shows him at 27

  78. RhapsodyInBlue July 28th, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    Talk on the Seattle blogs Saturday was the expectation Melky was going to be included. There is no love lost for Washburn.

  79. Laura - Joba is indeed the real deal!! July 28th, 2008 at 4:48 pm

    MLB has him born in 1979. I hope this isn’t one of those Miguel Tejada birthday mishaps. LOL!

  80. Motown Yankees Fan July 28th, 2008 at 4:50 pm

    I’d love DeJesus over Melky, but while we are trading with KC, can we get Zach Grienke?

    Also, for those of you who saw Bruce last night, how was the parking situation? We are going Thursday. I know it won’t be as bad as at Giant games, but still some concerns. I like lot 13, I’m wondering when it filled up.

  81. SJ44 July 28th, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    Farnsworth isn’t going anywhere. Why would you trade a guy who has been outstanding in the bullpen this year? It makes no sense.

    The Yankees aren’t going to make trades just to make trades. Right now, (sorry Peter Gammons but its true), Farnsworth has been the best setup guy in the league for the last two months.

    This is the time of year where people read every rumor and go off the deep end.

    The Yankees aren’t going to buckle to the Mariners in the Washburn talks. The Mariners have ZERO leverage.

    If they want to keep Washburn, and pay 14 million dollars, it will happen if they keep holding out for a top prospect in return.

    If folks don’t think Washburn is “that good”, take a look at his last 10 starts. They have been better than both Rasner’s and Ponson’s starts.

    He would be a very solid addition to the team…….under the Yankees terms.

    Just have to wait it out until the deadline, as with the Abreu talks of two years ago.

    Teams find religion and get logical as you get closer to the deadline.

  82. Laura - Joba is indeed the real deal!! July 28th, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    “I’d love DeJesus over Melky, but while we are trading with KC, can we get Zach Grienke? ”

    No way. Grienke has had mental problems in the past. Pitching in NY would land him in Bellevue.

  83. MoBoy(aka McLovin) July 28th, 2008 at 4:53 pm

    DeJesus is 29.He was born in this country so no birthday mishap like Soriano.

  84. Laura - Joba is indeed the real deal!! July 28th, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    Chris Russo is saying that the Mets shouldn’t try to get Jason Bay. Yeah, Chris – because Tatis is better than Bay.

  85. Tank July 28th, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    Even Maseroski said the Pirates got robbed lol

  86. Cheesyhoboe July 28th, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    Farnsworth has the worst statistics out of any pitcher in our bullpen. For God’s sake, that even includes Dan Giese. Sell high on him, he’s a spare part.

  87. Jorge Tabata July 28th, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    Are Brent Lillybridge and Bradon Jones good prospects? Apparantly the Braves offered them for Bay but ownership turned them down.

  88. saucY July 28th, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    i agree with whomever said you go for a Melky–>DeJesus type upgrade in the offseason. we solved the problem of our 7 thru 9 in the batting order already.

  89. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 28th, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    Honestly, right now I don’t touch the Yankee bullpen.

    It’s our best strength.

    Why disrupt it?

  90. Laura - Joba is indeed the real deal!! July 28th, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    “Farnsworth has the worst statistics out of any pitcher in our bullpen. For God’s sake, that even includes Dan Giese. Sell high on him, he’s a spare part.”

    That may be true, but he has been more reliable this year than he’s been the whole time we’ve had him. I’m off the bash Farnsy bandwagon until he starts sucking again.

  91. Paul July 28th, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    Here’s a line up for ya…last night’s set at the Bruce Concert at Giant Stadium:

    Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out { lyrics }
    Radio Nowhere { lyrics }
    Lonesome Day { lyrics }
    Adam Raised A Cain { lyrics }
    Spirit In The Night { lyrics }
    Summertime Blues
    Brilliant Disguise { lyrics }
    Atlantic City { lyrics }
    Growin’ Up { lyrics }
    Janey Don’t You Lose Heart { lyrics }
    I’ll Work For Your Love { lyrics }
    Youngstown { lyrics }
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  92. SJ44 July 28th, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    If you just read statistics, and not watch the games, that’s correct.

    But, if you watch the games, the guy has been outstanding in the 8th inning role, the toughest non-save role, in the bullpen, for the last two months.

    Its the problem with just looking at stats to make an argument. They don’t tell the whole story.

  93. 86w183 July 28th, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    DeJesus turns 29 in December, actually. He’s a very nice player, clearly better than Melky by a great talent he’s not. A career .285 hitter, his 10 HR this year as a career high as were 10 SB last year. He is one year from free agency and that might scare the Royals. He’s a very good defensive CF with a slightly above average for the position, but not close to Melky. And he’s a full-time LH hitter.

    I’ve never seen anything in Bannister that tells me he’ll be as good as Kennedy was last year… so count me out of that trade.

  94. Laura - Joba is indeed the real deal!! July 28th, 2008 at 5:01 pm

    “Honestly, right now I don’t touch the Yankee bullpen.”

    Absolutely!! In fact, I don’t think we need to tamper with the team at all save for maybe replacing Rasner or Ponson at the back end of the rotation.

  95. BBB July 28th, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    “DeJesus is 29.He was born in this country so no birthday mishap like Soriano.”

    Not only in this country, but in this state! He always plays well at Yankee Stadium cause his friends and family are there cheering him on.

    Although I think Pujols also was born in this country, and isn’t he another one w/a birthday mishap?

  96. Yankee Trader July 28th, 2008 at 5:04 pm

    BBB &Laura- DeJesus signed a five year 13.8M contract extension in 2006 that has a club option for 2011.

    Had 12 outfield assists in 2006-think he was palying CF in 119 games-must have been injured. In LF has 3 assists no errors.

    Is a lefty, hits lefties and righties equally well, good with RISP, more speed than Melky.

    Would like DeJesus, but with such a favorable contract, doubt he would be traded by KC.

  97. Laura - Joba is indeed the real deal!! July 28th, 2008 at 5:05 pm

    “Although I think Pujols also was born in this country, and isn’t he another one w/a birthday mishap?”

    Pujols!! Now that’s a guy we could use at 1B. Count that among the things I’ll never see in my lifetime.

  98. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 28th, 2008 at 5:05 pm

    Laura: Exactly.

    So much is going right for the team right now you almost don’t want to touch it, for fear of ruining it.

  99. Tony July 28th, 2008 at 5:07 pm

    I can’t believe your taking the night off Pete! I hope the Yanks don’t do the same.

  100. SJ44 July 28th, 2008 at 5:07 pm

    They have the best bullpen in the league right now. Guys are not only effective, they are set in their roles. They aren’t messing with the strength of the team.

    They have one need right now. Another starting pitcher. It will either come via trade or with internal options. That’s it.

  101. Yankee Trader July 28th, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    86-Read my 5:04 post on DeJesus Contract signed 3/11/06. Picked up info on rotoworld.com.

  102. BBB July 28th, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    SJ44 – So you think in the end, the Mariners will blink first and accept the deal that’s been offered? I was reading on MLBTR where Rosenthal or somebody said the M’s have all the leverage since they can wait until Aug. or the offseason – I don’t see how that’s the case at all. If no one is gonna pay Washburn’s whole contract now, when he is pitching his best ball in a while, why would they do it later when he may not be in the same zone?

    I hope you’re right about how this will end up going, because I also think Washburn is “that good” (relative to Rasner and Ponson, anyway) and that we need him. But if Seattle ends up being greedy and messing this up, what would be your backup plan? Do you think we have enough to fill the hole from within, or are we better off going outside the system for a battle tested veteran?

  103. 27 this year July 28th, 2008 at 5:09 pm

    Farnsy’s stats are inflated from the beginning of the year before he got comfortable. Looking at his last like 20 appearances they are really good.

  104. saucY July 28th, 2008 at 5:09 pm

    bruce is playing giant stadium 3 times this week! geez. isn’t there some venue in connecticut he could play at? most attending would probably save on gas. ;)

  105. Lets try. July 28th, 2008 at 5:09 pm

    Pujols was born in the Dominican Republic, migrated here when he was 16.

  106. SJ44 July 28th, 2008 at 5:09 pm

    Cashman to be on the Kay Show at 5:10 Eastern.

    ESPN 1050 in New York.

  107. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 28th, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    Can someone sum up what Cashman says for those of us whose computers will freeze if we try to tune in?

  108. 27 this year July 28th, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    86w3

    Bannister opened the season with three start with a .86 ERA so that is better than last year’s Kennedy starts with a 1.89 ERA.

    Just saying, I still think Kennedy will be better but I thought I would make a point.

  109. BBB July 28th, 2008 at 5:13 pm

    Yankee Trader, yeah, I’d have to agree. If he is signed to such a reasonable deal, why on earth would KC want to get rid of him? These Royals rumors are starting to have the ring of BS now. I knew it sounded fishy that they wanted to trade Bannister, but shopping DeJesus with that contract makes it even more so. Unless there is something wrong with him that other teams don’t know about, in which case, why would we do this?

  110. V July 28th, 2008 at 5:14 pm

    Is anyone else afraid of playing Molina so much? He hasn’t been the healthiest guy in his career. I think he should get a night off every three of four days. We’re gonna need him down the stretch.

  111. BBB July 28th, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    As far as Molina, I don’t mind him catching Moose tonight, but I would like to see Moeller get the next 2 starts vs O’s so that Molina can catch all of the games (well, 3 of 4) vs LAA.

  112. Yankee Trader July 28th, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    SJ44-

    The bullpen is the best, statistically, that we’ve had in at least ten years. On the down side doesn’t it make you nervous when Farnsworth or Veras come in [and the first batter gets on], or that Giese and Robertson don’t have enough experience. Hadn’t seen Giese pitch till last night and wasn’t impressed. My faith lies in Ramirez, Marte and Rivera.

    Definitely agree that we need another starter, especially with our upcoming schedule in the next 3 weeks, Angels at home and a killer road schedule.

    Ponson was so awful last night and actually looked scared to be out there. I’d expect that of a rookie pitcher facing that powerful Red Sox lineup, but not him.

  113. SJ44 July 28th, 2008 at 5:16 pm

    If the Mariners get greedy, the Yankees will pass.

    Nobody is in on Washburn but the Yankees. Nobody wants to add 14 million to their payroll. Nor will they want to add that much money to their payroll for a #4 or #5 starter (which is all Washburn is) in the off-season.

    If they try to pass him through waivers, nobody will pick him up because they would have to assume the contract.

    The only people who believe the Mariners are in a leverage position are the Mariners and friends of the Mariners GM (Ken Rosenthal).

    People who actually understand the business of the game know the Mariners have no leverage.

    If they don’t take advantage of this opportunity, their GM is going to have to tell ownership why, when he had the chance to shed 14 million off the payroll of the worst team in the AL, he passed.

    Not a great position to be in. Especially for a team that may be on the block after the season.

    Then again, this was a team that gave up its farm system for a guy (Bedard) who they thought was a “gamer”, while the entire league knew him to be a dog.

    Not a lot of good baseball decisions being made in Seattle these days.

  114. Karen July 28th, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    Little Chip said: “Washburn is pitching great for a team that is 25 games out of first place. How would he do with the pressure on him in New York?”

    I don’t know how long you’ve been following baseball, Chip, but Jarrod Washburn pitched for the World Series winning Angels. Is succeeding in the WS enough pressure for you?

    I can understand the Yankee-centric thinking here on Pete’s blog. But if Cashman thinks like most of you do, that Washburn isn’t good enough to pitch in the back of the rotation for the Yankees if they have to give up a MLB-ready or near-ready player, then it’s obvious the Mariners’ option is to hang onto Washburn past the 7/31 nonwaiver deadline and seek a for-cash trade with some (other?) team.

    And the Yanks can go forward hoping that Wang is not too rusty, Hughes doesn’t suffer another freak injury (a la Pavano), and Kennedy pitches beyond his capabilities.

    No skin off the Mariners’ nose, figuratively speaking. They have money, too, it’s not like they’re owned by cheapskates. It’s likely the people who make Mariners’ baseball decisions going forward will do a better job than Bill Bavasi did. Cashman must think he’s still dealing with Bavasi…

  115. TKinDC July 28th, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    I was a huge doubter of Farnsy coming into this year – but he has done a tremendous job in the 8th inning. Girardi has done a terrific job of balancing out the workload too.

    I just wonder whether Marte is going to factor into the 8th inning before it is all said and done. I don’t see him as a pure lefty specialist.

  116. benfica356 July 28th, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    cashman says that they may need another starter, this is where there going with, unless they get a resonable trade

  117. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 28th, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    V: Moeller will probably get the start tomorrow.

  118. Laura - Joba is indeed the real deal!! July 28th, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    Cash says that he has nothing hot on the stove with any team right now.

  119. benfica356 July 28th, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    washburn rumors are not hot! Trades are cold right now

  120. SJ44 July 28th, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    Rebecca,

    Cashman recap.

    Glad they retained Coke.

    Pavano and Hughes will pitch 2 innings each in Charleston tomorrow night. I will be at that game.

    Nothing “hot” going with any team. All cold right now. May change but, that’s where its at right now.

    More to come…….

  121. benfica356 July 28th, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    ye kay of course it would!

  122. Laura - Joba is indeed the real deal!! July 28th, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    OmG, Kay just brought up Pavano contributing to the Yankees pennant run.

    I think I’m going to hurl!

  123. benfica356 July 28th, 2008 at 5:19 pm

    hughes faster rehab than pavano

  124. Laura - Joba is indeed the real deal!! July 28th, 2008 at 5:20 pm

    I’ve got to go get some of those monitor wipes to clean off my screen.

  125. benfica356 July 28th, 2008 at 5:21 pm

    answer to posada being a hitter: siginificant investment with jorge, prior to pittsburgh deal! Discussions internally, stay tuned to maybe change in action

  126. SJ44 July 28th, 2008 at 5:21 pm

    More Cashman recap……

    Once Hughes and Pavano get to 60 pitches, then you can get an idea of when each guy could pitch this year. Right now, its too early to say if either guy can contribute since they are starting over.

    Re: Posada, prior to the Pittsburgh deal, a “significant investment” (ie: Randy Levine wants him to hit) in Posada. Didn’t have a hitter prior to Nady getting here.

    Translation, Cashman will push Levine to make sure Posada gets the surgery now.

  127. Lets try. July 28th, 2008 at 5:21 pm

    “benfica356
    July 28th, 2008 at 5:19 pm
    hughes faster rehab than pavano”

    Yeah, maybe. The only problem is that he will beat Pavano back to rehab. Those two guys are a waste of money.

  128. Laura - Joba is indeed the real deal!! July 28th, 2008 at 5:21 pm

    Sounds like Cash is all but admitting that Posada will now have the surgery.

  129. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 28th, 2008 at 5:21 pm

    SJ: Thanks! I’m hoping you’ll be kind enough to give us a recap of Phil and that other dude? :)

  130. PJH July 28th, 2008 at 5:21 pm

    SJ- If you could, can you make notes of Carl and Phil’s velocity tomorrow night?

  131. benfica356 July 28th, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    haha! answer to manny ramirez: same answer as trade question.

  132. migames July 28th, 2008 at 5:23 pm

    anyone else think that the red sox front office is ruthless. They feed these talking points to the media i.e. gammons and create this reality that the red soxs fan eat up. I remember very cleary Peter Gammons trashing Nomar after the 2004 yankee/red sox series that jeter fell into the stands. A couple of weeks later, nomar was traded. All of this is a very calculated machine starting from the front office down to their media mouth pieces to trash Manny, because he is a very easy target, doesnt speak english all that well and already has a reputation.

  133. Karen July 28th, 2008 at 5:23 pm

    Sorry to contradict nearly everything you said just above my post, SJ44… :D

    BTW, do you know something I don’t know? You said “Not a great position to be in. Especially for a team that may be on the block after the season.”

    Do you think the Mariners are going to be sold? Maybe you’re thinking of the Supersonics (you know, basketball?).

    There have been rumors that Hiroshi Yamauchi wants out of his share of the Mariners, and is willing to sell, but he doesn’t own a MAJORITY share of the team. He just owns more than all the other shareholders. Sorry to disappoint you.

  134. Yankee Trader July 28th, 2008 at 5:23 pm

    SJ44

    If Seattle waits till August and puts Washburn on waivers, the Yankees would claim him and take on the contract, unless pulled back by Seattle. You are correct that Seattle should unload his salary now. In fact if they want us to take Vidro, they should pay at least half of his salary.

  135. Jorge Tabata July 28th, 2008 at 5:24 pm

    Could Washburn be throwing to Salty next week?

    And Nady-Sexon go 5-9 with 6 RBIs

    and Marte pitching 2 scoreless innings to get to MO?

  136. Laura - Joba is indeed the real deal!! July 28th, 2008 at 5:24 pm

    Cash should get a t-shirt that says “I can’t discuss another team’s players”.

  137. Ed - Yanks will be Yanks in the 2nd half! July 28th, 2008 at 5:28 pm

    Media drama? On the Seattle side, Larry LaRue says “arrogant New York writers” and the “near hysteria of the internet and blogs in late July” caused some to believe the Yankees were close to getting Washburn for nothing. LaRue believes GM Lee Pelekoudas “has probably talked to 20 other teams, too.”

    is LaRue some kind of an idiot? he should be lucky that the Yanks showing some interest in the Mariners.

  138. Yankee Trader July 28th, 2008 at 5:29 pm

    Jorge-

    “Could Washburn be throwing to Salty next week?”

    Yes I suppose he could if Texas trades for him!!

    Saltalamacchia is not coming to the Yankees.

  139. Andrew July 28th, 2008 at 5:30 pm

    I think they will end up going with Kennedy, Hughes, Aceves, maybe Wang in September, maybe Pavano, as rotation supplements. Isn’t that enough? Why trade anyone worth anything for $14 million dollars of Jarrod Washburn? If it’s just the money, I’ll take it. But if Seattle wants a name-worthy player, forget it, should be the hard-line stance.

    And, Brian Bannister, making the majority of his starts against AL East teams? Somehow that’s a better option than IPK? Just let Ian do it, you already control him, and he’s going to give you the same results as Bannister (some good games, some bad ones where his location is off and he gets ripped).

  140. Bronxbyte July 28th, 2008 at 5:30 pm

    Let Seattle twist in the wind until they come to their senses on Wednesday or Thursday.
    Consider DeJesus in the offseason and give the rest of this season for Melky to make a strong case to stay.
    It’s difficult to imagine Ponson surviving the rest of the season as a Yankee.

  141. SJ44 July 28th, 2008 at 5:31 pm

    Trader,

    No, I don’t worry about the bullpen. Nobody is going to be perfect. However, if you are “worried” about Farnsworth and Veras (for example), watch the Red Sox bullpen each night. They are awful.

    As long as the bullpen doesn’t get overworked, they will be fine. They won’t be perfect but, they will get the job done. All you can ask.

  142. fred from jersey July 28th, 2008 at 5:33 pm

    Seattle wont buckle they think they are being stern negotiators. Everyone is going to rip them apart after the deadline comes and goes without them dumping that salary on NY.

  143. SJ44 July 28th, 2008 at 5:35 pm

    Karen,

    The Mariners have been interviewing investment banking firms since June. They aren’t doing that to test the market for a minority investor to sell his shares. They are testing the market to see if this is the right time to put the entire franchise on the market.

    If they choose a firm, they will begin the process to sell the franchise.

  144. jon July 28th, 2008 at 5:40 pm

    I like the possibility of bringing in DeJesus. I have always liked him, and I think he produces more than Melky. The Yanks are lucky they have been winning lately and that earlier in the season focus was placed on Cano, Giambi and Jeter…because Melky is an awful hitter.

  145. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 28th, 2008 at 5:40 pm

    SJ: From a purely economical standpoint, wouldn’t this be an awful time to sell?

    With the economy the way it is right now and so many banks in trouble, I can’t imagine selling the franchise is the best decision they could have at the moment.

    Then again, baseball doesn’t always play by society’s rules.

  146. stuart July 28th, 2008 at 5:40 pm

    Dejesus is from Nj, so yes he is american.

    so we have a few scholars writeing off Gardner after 65 Ab’s.. The stupididty of this is astounding.. again write off Pelfrey this year or Pedroia last year when he was terrible early..

    Fools..

    SJ I disagree I doubt it would happen but if Kyle could get them something they need I move him, he can be replced by moving hte young guys up, adding a pen arm from the minores(Melancon, etc.)..

    Again I doubt Kyle will be leaving us but if Milw. wanted him and gave them value for the long term, why not???

  147. Kelli in Conn. July 28th, 2008 at 5:41 pm

    Gone unnoticed over the weekend was Papelfool not being used once.
    If used tonight against the Angels, he’ll be wild from non use. Tough break :-)

  148. Yankee Trader July 28th, 2008 at 5:43 pm

    SJ44 and ALL-

    If Bruney was back and pitching in relief, who in the pen would you send down, and/or would you see what Farnsworth, at his peak worth , would bring in a trade.

    Besides Pavano who will be let go as soon as his contract is up, which Yankee FA’s do you think will be gone next year, and which will be offered arbitration or extensions?

  149. V July 28th, 2008 at 5:44 pm

    Washburn isn’t as good as Ponson. Save the money.

  150. stuart July 28th, 2008 at 5:45 pm

    gone next yr. giambi, pavano, kyle, abreu, and possibly more….

    they will not have giambi back at any price, they are done with the DH stuff….

  151. Dr. J July 28th, 2008 at 5:46 pm

    Put a scare into the disillusion Mariners…. have somebody from the Yankees FO leak a fake rumor to Jon Heyman that we are close to acquiring Arroyo or something, just to see how they act.

    And that writer needs to get a hold of his self— I’m sure there are dozens of teams interested in a 34 yr old pitcher making $22 million dollers over the next 1.5 years, who have a no trade clause and who have a record of 5-9 with a 4.75 ERA.

    Seattle is heading into Knicks territory pretty quickly. They have an opportunity to unload $22 million in salary for nothing and they play hard-ball LOL.

  152. GreenBeret7 July 28th, 2008 at 5:46 pm

    Stuart Little, you attempt to insult people by calling them scholars in that condesending manner, but spell words like “writeing” and “minores”? Oh!! The humanity!!!

  153. SJ44 July 28th, 2008 at 5:46 pm

    Stuart,

    At this time of the year, they aren’t replacing a veteran 8th inning guy with a rookie. Just not going to happen.

    Next season, I could see them letting Kyle walk and Melancon being in the ‘pen.

    Now? Very, very unlikely.

    Amazingly, Kyle has put himself into a position where he is an important guy on the team right now. Who would have thunk it?

    Rebecca,

    The economy doesn’t always serve as a good indicator for the buying or selling of sports franchises. The NHL has sold 4 franchises in the last 9 months.

    The Cubs may end up netting a purchase price in excess of 1 billion dollars when the next round of bidding is concluded.

    In the Mariners case, they are in a great city, derive a ton of income from their ballpark, and have little summer or regional competition for the baseball dollar in their area.

    Its all about determining what the franchise is worth and how hot the market is with groups eager to own a ML franchise.

  154. GreenBeret7 July 28th, 2008 at 5:47 pm

    ***condescending*** Damned, it catching.

  155. stuart July 28th, 2008 at 5:48 pm

    washbum is better then Ponson it is not even debateable what is debateable is is washbum worth anything… if money was no difference he obvously is better then ponson and so is rasner I say waive ponson and start IPK instead…..

    if you can get washbum for yankee terms(seattle eat some cash) and get low low level prospect I may do it.. the problem with washbum is he has 1 more yr. on his deal….

  156. Don B July 28th, 2008 at 5:48 pm

    Is there something I’m missing here on Washburn? Washburn has been a league average or above pitcher for some time now. Carlos Silva fits the same mold and he received 4/48 this past offseason. That was a terrible deal by the Mariners but it demonstrated what the market was for those type of pitchers. Washburn’s deal is 1.5/14. That sounds good to me, especially with so many question marks for the rest of this year and next. If all it took was Gardner, I’d be delighted.

  157. stuart July 28th, 2008 at 5:49 pm

    Sj, move edwar and Veras and Marte up in the pen and start Melancon like RObertson and see where it goes…

    Marte can set up now, edwar may be able to handle the role….

  158. Blargh July 28th, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    I still laugh at the thought of the Mets trading away Bannister for Burgos

  159. Yankee Trader July 28th, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    Looking at bullpen statistics, just looking at ERA.
    1. Toronto 3.00
    2. Phillies 3.05
    3. Dodgers 3.10
    4. White Sox 3.14
    5. Yankees 3.36
    14. Boston 3.90
    15. Angels 3.92 -surprising
    30. Cleveland 5.14

  160. SJ44 July 28th, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    I wouldn’t mess with the ‘pen at all right now.

    I wouldn’t bring Bruney back until roster expand to 40.

    Why mess with something that is the strength of the team?

    Its a shame Bruney got hurt. However, other guys have performed too well to mess with the chemistry and effectiveness of the bullpen right now.

  161. Yankee Flyer July 28th, 2008 at 5:52 pm

    Who can take SJ44 seriously after all the quitting he’s done the past two years?

    How’s that trade Cano thing going for ya?

  162. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 28th, 2008 at 5:52 pm

    SJ: That I can believe…thanks.

  163. BBB July 28th, 2008 at 5:53 pm

    “Could Washburn be throwing to Salty next week?”

    Hey, don’t tease us like that! lol.

    I just hope he is not moved at the deadline, because I would love to deal for him in the winter. Between him, Posada and Molina, we’d be set at C and 1b next year and wouldn’t have to overpay for Teix. And since Texas has 2 young catchers and a young power hitting 1b, I’m sure they’d be only too happy to get pitching prospects for Saltalamacchia (yup, I still refuse to call him Salty).

    Meanwhile, this is how badly I want a trade to happen before the deadline that I’m even arguing for offseason trades!

  164. GreenBeret7 July 28th, 2008 at 5:55 pm

    Why do people want to mess with the bullpen? If the Yanks had had this bullpen since 2001, they quite probably would have had 3 more titles. As many question marks as the rotation has, it’s better than the 2004-2007 versions, also. That’s an area that can be fine-tuned.

  165. Hunter July 28th, 2008 at 5:55 pm

    “Who can take SJ44 seriously after all the quitting he’s done the past two years?

    How’s that trade Cano thing going for ya?”

    It is funny watching him try to get out of the huge holes he digs for himself every spring and early summer.

    One of these days SJ44 will be right and they will need to “rebuild” and sell every player. Just not for a long time. Enjoy the humor.

  166. Meesterbaum July 28th, 2008 at 5:56 pm

    There is a reason that Salty is available. Because he isn’t a good catcher.

  167. Chris July 28th, 2008 at 5:56 pm

    Tampa Bay’s weakness as the stretch arrives is their lack of pennant race experience and a heavy road schedule. Their true test is coming.
    Boston clearly lacks the bullpen strength of last year particularly middle relief. Their 7-8-9 hitters are all easy outs. Add the turmoil of Manny and team has rough sledding ahead. It must be remembered that Boston only won the AL East in 2007 by 2 games. Their team of this year doesn’t have the all around depth of last year.

  168. Yankee Trader July 28th, 2008 at 5:57 pm

    BBB- again, I’d say yes Washburn could be throwing to Salty next week if he’s traded to Texas.

  169. Ko Ko July 28th, 2008 at 5:57 pm

    This team needs another starter. Cashman will get one.

  170. Global Warming July 28th, 2008 at 5:58 pm

    Carl Pavano is going to save us!

    Yiiiiiiiiiiiipe

  171. Global Warming July 28th, 2008 at 6:00 pm

    “There is a reason that Salty is available. Because he isn’t a good catcher.”

    LOL

    Giving up on recently turned 23 year old catchers is always the intelligent thing to do.

    The Yankees would be extremely lucky to have a catcher of his caliber in the minors.

  172. Doreen July 28th, 2008 at 6:02 pm

    I so agree about not bringing Bruney back until September. There is absolutely no need there at this time for him; and he is not ready. The only change they needed to make was made – acquiring the lefty and (though it’s unfortunate for Hawkins), being able to DFA their one weak link.

    Pete -

    Have a great time at Springsteen tonight. Saw him on 60 Minutes last night. We haven’t been to a concert in a really long time – I am sooooo jealous!! Hold up a sign – maybe he’ll play your request! (Of course I have noidea where you are sitting in giant Giant Stadium.)

    Do you guys ever get dizzy from all the possible trade permutations that come up here? I sure do. :)

  173. BBB July 28th, 2008 at 6:03 pm

    “There is a reason that Saltalamacchia is available. Because he isn’t a good catcher.”

    You’re right, he’s awful. That’s why he was the centerpiece in a trade for a guy (Teix) who could be worth up to $20MM per year.

    Something I love (not really) about this blog…people preach patience and allowing time for development when it comes to Yankee prospects, but if another team’s young players struggle, it must be because theyre not good?

    The only thing anybody should be concluding based on Saltalamacchia being traded once and being on the market again, is that he’s not better than Brian McCann or Taylor Teagarden. That’s all.

  174. BBB July 28th, 2008 at 6:04 pm

    Damn, Global Warming beat me to it, lol.

  175. Doreen July 28th, 2008 at 6:04 pm

    Why has Salty’s stock fallen so much? I know he was traded because he was really just not needed by Atlanta at the time. But that was seen as a great pickup at the time, at least from what I was hearing.

  176. Ed - Yanks will be Yanks in the 2nd half! July 28th, 2008 at 6:04 pm

    BBB, I agree with you. IF Posada is healthy enough to catch and regained his arm strength next season, we could always move Salt to 1B. the only common thing between Salt and Tex are they are both switch power hitter. the only negetive thing about Salt, we doesnt take walks.

  177. SCRANTON July 28th, 2008 at 6:05 pm

    Saltalamacchia has not done anything special in a wile his arm is weaker than Posada’s right now, and I am talking shoulder injured Posada.

  178. Ed - Yanks will be Yanks in the 2nd half! July 28th, 2008 at 6:05 pm

    he* not we.

  179. RER - 98 July 28th, 2008 at 6:05 pm

    I agree with SJ in not messing with the bullpen as it now stands. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. The only weak link in the last several weeks was Hawkins and that’s been resolved.
    If things go awry in any way, the parts are available on call in Bruney and Melancon. No need for concern.

  180. Yankee Trader July 28th, 2008 at 6:05 pm

    Chris-
    Not to be a downer, but the Yankees also have a brutal schedule, with 10 games against Angels and other teams playing .500 or better, plus more games on road than home games.

    Boston’s 7-8-9 hitters might be easy outs, but their 1-6 hitters are probably the best in the majors, if you looked at the statistics.

    We need another starter who can help us down the stretch. What happens when one of our current starters goes thru a 2 week “dead arm” period?

    With the remaining schedule and injuries we have, we are not assured of being in the playoffs. This team has more key injuries than any team in baseball.

  181. Ed - Yanks will be Yanks in the 2nd half! July 28th, 2008 at 6:06 pm

    Doreen, Salt was traded by Atlanta because McCann was blocking him, and they wanted to give Salt lots of playing time.

  182. Little Chip (Release Sexson) July 28th, 2008 at 6:08 pm

    Karen,

    As I recall, Washburn has not done well in the post season. He was on a World Series winner, but didn’t he lose two games? Also, that was 6 years ago.
    As a Yankee fan, living in Seattle, I have watched him for 3 years and hope the Yankees don’t give up any prospects for him.

  183. Neil July 28th, 2008 at 6:09 pm

    Nady now wearing the No. 22 he had in Pittsburgh with Hawkins gone.

  184. BBB July 28th, 2008 at 6:10 pm

    Doreen – I think his stock has fallen a little bit for two reasons. One, he has some weaknesses defensively, leading people to believe he might end up as a 1b instead of a C, and his main value when the Braves had him was as a switch hitting C. But we need a 1st baseman too and have a semi catcher (lol) signed for the next few years in Jorge, so I think it’d balance out just fine for us.

    Also, the other reason is Texas has Taylor Teagarden, a really well regarded prospect behind the plate, and Max Ramirez who is seen as a very capable backup C, plus 1b Chris Davis who is supposed to hit for great power. Saltalamacchia has less value to them now, so they may as well flip him for something they need, pitching.

  185. SCRANTON July 28th, 2008 at 6:11 pm

    When you Google Jarrod Saltalamacchia and one of the results you get is this: The Associated Press reports Texas Rangers C Jarrod Saltalamacchia has failed to throw out the last 23 opponents attempting to steal. You know he sucks.

  186. Doreen July 28th, 2008 at 6:12 pm

    Ed -

    Thanks. That’s what I thought. I thought he is still a strong catching “prospect.” Is that still true?

  187. Yankee Trader July 28th, 2008 at 6:12 pm

    Ed
    Saltalamacchia was traded by Atlanta because they had the opportunity to get Teixera for 1 1/2 years to back up Chipper for the stretch run.

    Remember Salty was blocked by McCann, but he was playing about half his games at 1st base, and Teixera was a better option.

    Will Teixera, a Boras client, who will no let him sign an extension, but will test FA, really find a deal before the deadline? Arizona?

  188. Doreen July 28th, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    Thanks BBB.

  189. jared July 28th, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    do you guys think IPK can get called up for tomorrow’s start against the o’s having him replace rasner? he has had good games at AAA and he’s supposed to pitch for them tomorrow so he wouldn’t be pitching on short rest

  190. BBB July 28th, 2008 at 6:14 pm

    “we could always move Salt to 1B. the only common thing between Salt and Tex are they are both switch power hitter. the only negetive thing about Salt, we doesnt take walks.”

    That’s true, but Teix doesn’t really walk that much either. So I’ll definitely take the “at or near league minimum $” lack of OBP, over the $20 MM lack of OBP. And Saltalamacchia’s ability to catch just makes him all the more valuable to us, with the uncertainty of Jorge. As an added bonus, Texas doesn’t seem too adept at evaluating young pitchers, so perhaps we could even pull one over on them in a trade!

  191. Doreen July 28th, 2008 at 6:15 pm

    So IF the Yankees pursued Saltalamacchia, it would be as a first baseman who could also be a back-up catcher (3rd in line)?

    I thought hitting was one of his strengths; is it only a strength because he was a SW catcher, otherwise, not so much?

  192. Buzz ( Joba for Rookie of the Year ) July 28th, 2008 at 6:16 pm

    POsada going to have surgery

  193. Tank July 28th, 2008 at 6:16 pm

    Washburn’s postseason career -

    2002:

    ND @ NYY – 7 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 2 K (3 HR)
    W vs. NYY – 5 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
    ND vs. MIN – 7 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 7 K
    L vs. SF – 5.2 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 5 K (3 HR)
    L @ SFO – 4 IP, 6 H, 6 ER, 5 BB, 1 K

    2004:

    L @ BOS – 3.1 IP, 5 IP, 3 ER, 3 BB, 3 K

    2005:

    ND @ CWS – 4.2 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K

  194. Ed - Yanks will be Yanks in the 2nd half! July 28th, 2008 at 6:16 pm

    Yankee Trader, if Arizona could land Tex with just Jackson, and/or Tracy, and some prospects then that’s really cheap. As we all know, Tracy is an injury prone who can’t play a decent defense.

  195. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 28th, 2008 at 6:17 pm

    Rasner probably gets tomorrow’s start, but we’ll see.

  196. Ed - Yanks will be Yanks in the 2nd half! July 28th, 2008 at 6:18 pm

    Doreen, that is correct. Salt’s grestest strength is hitting, not catching. however, Salt refuse to take walks and swings at bad pitches. tsk, the reason why he has low OBP and batting avg.

  197. SCRANTON July 28th, 2008 at 6:19 pm

    Saltalamacchia batting a solid .232 Id rather John Flaherty

  198. Blargh July 28th, 2008 at 6:19 pm

    What’s the value of Salty if we have Posada for 3 more years, Molina for next year, and like 3 or 4 catcher prospects at AA or lower, including Jesus at A?

  199. YankeeFanInVermont July 28th, 2008 at 6:20 pm

    Rasner listed as probable tomorrow(see: http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com.....p?c_id=nyy )

  200. S.o.S.27 July 28th, 2008 at 6:20 pm

    If Salty is iffy as a catcher and his destination is 1b. I would pass on him if we are planning on putting Montero there. Unless he is projected to be better.

  201. Yankee Trader July 28th, 2008 at 6:21 pm

    Little Chip and Karen

    Washburn lost both games he pitched against Giants in 2002 WS with a 9.31 ERA. In fact he’s 1-3 in postseason.
    Guess who the one win was against in the 2002 ALDS??

  202. Ed - Yanks will be Yanks in the 2nd half! July 28th, 2008 at 6:21 pm

    SOS27, Montero is years away from being ready for the big leagues.

  203. jared July 28th, 2008 at 6:21 pm

    what would it take to get salty from texas? they got chris davis at 1B for the future most likely and they have max ramirez at C for the future most likely…just because of that has his stock fallen? i would not mind getting him if it didn’t cost one of our best pitching prospects

  204. SCRANTON July 28th, 2008 at 6:22 pm

    Ponson V.S. Garland is a scary thought.

  205. Yankee Trader July 28th, 2008 at 6:23 pm

    Tank
    You beat me to the punch and gave away the answer to Washburn’s only post season win.

  206. Ed - Yanks will be Yanks in the 2nd half! July 28th, 2008 at 6:24 pm

    what would it take to get salty from texas? they got chris davis at 1B for the future most likely and they have max ramirez at C for the future most likely…just because of that has his stock fallen? i would not mind getting him if it didn’t cost one of our best pitching prospects

    the Rangers want young pitching prospects.

  207. Phil July 28th, 2008 at 6:24 pm

    If we add a catcher it will probably be Laird or Bengie.

  208. SCRANTON July 28th, 2008 at 6:25 pm

    WHY DO PEOPLE KEEP TALKING ABOUT SALTALAMACCHIA?!? He is a waste of space he batted .266 last year, and a good chunk of those AB’s were in the NL. Why is everyone obsessed with him what am I not seeing?

  209. Ed - Yanks will be Yanks in the 2nd half! July 28th, 2008 at 6:25 pm

    Ponson V.S. Garland is a scary thought.

    Girardi must be crazy to run Ponson out there against the Angels. does he realize Ponson’s “get out of trouble” card has expired as of last night?

  210. nyyfaninlaaland July 28th, 2008 at 6:27 pm

    & Karen – your point on Washburn’s WS experience would be a good .

    If it wasn’t for the fact that in the 2002 WS he was 0-2 in 2 starts with an ERA of 9.08 in a Series won in 7 by the Angels. Washburn hasn’t performed all that well in the playoffs, and worse as time passes. And that he’s pitching so well when Seattle is cooked, but tanked at the outset of the season when they thought they were contenders, doesn’t say tough competitior to me.

    And SJ, I agree Wash has pitched better of late – he says it’s due to an improved changeup – but 8 of his last 9 starts have been against 6 of the bottom 10 in MLB scoring. To be fair, though, if you pulled out 2 horrific May starts against the ChiSox & Tigers, his whole season numbers would be pretty good.

    That said, I trust him over Ponson, but it’s a lot of cash for a #5, and the committment for next year has me a bit spooked. And he does turn 34 in a couple of weeks. Guess we’ll just wait and see.

    I’d also like to see us get a better backup C than Moeller so we could spell Jose a bit more, particularly one that could hit and fit next season as well if possible. Not sure just grabbing Estrada off the scrap heap works – don’t know about his arm health. But his bat has been superior to Moeller’s over the previous few seasons.

  211. Blargh July 28th, 2008 at 6:27 pm

    “Why is everyone obsessed with him what am I not seeing?”

    It’s what happens when we’re out of Posada for the year. Yea, doesn’t make sense to me either.

  212. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 28th, 2008 at 6:27 pm

    WHY DO PEOPLE KEEP TALKING ABOUT SALTALAMACCHIA?!? He is a waste of space he batted .266 last year, and a good chunk of those AB’s were in the NL. Why is everyone obsessed with him what am I not seeing?

    He has an awesome name.

  213. Yankee Trader July 28th, 2008 at 6:28 pm

    Phil
    Laird or Bengie Molina. Heard Laird and Molina not getting traded, before the deadline. Doubt we get Molina now since he’s having great success catching the best young three pitchers in all of baseball, with the Giants.

  214. SCRANTON July 28th, 2008 at 6:28 pm

    Blargh I know he couldn’t catch Sean Casey stealing second on a pitch out if he tried.

  215. cano he didnt July 28th, 2008 at 6:30 pm

    bring IPK in tomorrow! he deserves another chance! (of course if hughes were ready id put him in front of IPK)

  216. fred from jersey July 28th, 2008 at 6:30 pm

    Jorge Posada to have season-ending surgery

    http://www.newsday.com/sports/.....0587.story

  217. Rick July 28th, 2008 at 6:30 pm

    If the yankees don’t get washburn as a salary dump, they should move on. Give Kennedy another try. Washburn is not worth anything.

  218. Phil July 28th, 2008 at 6:32 pm

    Trader, we’ll see.

    They just announced Po has opted for surgery, so they will get someone.

  219. GreenBeret7 July 28th, 2008 at 6:33 pm

    Saltalamacchia is a worse 1st baseman than he is a catcher, and that’s bad. He would be of little to no value to NYY this year (Gerald Laird would be a better option, defensively and offensively). NYY have 4 catchers in the system right now that are better than he is on defense and they are between ages 18-20. Eventually, he may become a passible defensive catcher and certainly should hit better, but, no time soon. Montero, Anson and Romine will be ready by then. They need some work, also, but, they are closer than Saltalamacchia is.

  220. Westerner99 July 28th, 2008 at 6:33 pm

    They are not trading for a catcher.

  221. Phil July 28th, 2008 at 6:33 pm

    They should try Kennedy tomorrow. They still have time before the deadline if they don’t think he’s ready.

  222. SCRANTON July 28th, 2008 at 6:34 pm

    They won’t get anyone, there is no need. Unless it is an absolute steal.

  223. Glenn July 28th, 2008 at 6:34 pm

    Rebecca ;

    Saltalamaccia was overhyped enough by the Braves last year that the Rangers were convinced he was the next great catcher and worth trading Teixeira for.

  224. Yankee Trader July 28th, 2008 at 6:34 pm

    Let’s go Yanks!!
    Do not, do not allow Ponson to pitch to another contending team!!
    Maybe if we don’t land a decent 5th starter, we should pitch Giese 3 innings, Rasner or Kennedy 3 innings and let the bullpen finish?? lol.

  225. Blargh July 28th, 2008 at 6:35 pm

    Hmm, Bengie Molina has some no-trade protection
    Lessee…signed from ’07 through ’09…ooh, interesting, he gets performance bonuses for games started as a catcher. $50,000 for 80 GS, $75,000 for 95 GS, $0.1M for 105 GS, $0.125M for 115 GS, $0.15M for 125 GS. I assume that’s for each season, but anybody know for sure?

  226. Phil July 28th, 2008 at 6:35 pm

    Chase Wright has been mysteriously scratched from his start tonight.

  227. Fran July 28th, 2008 at 6:36 pm

    Glad that Posada is having the surgery now rather than waiting. Even just hitting he really wasn’t helping the team, and since there is about a 6 month recuperation period he might as well go now and hopefully be ready for Spring training or at least early next season.

  228. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 28th, 2008 at 6:36 pm

    Glenn: I know, I was joking :)

    thank you jorge, now you can be ready for 2009

  229. SCRANTON July 28th, 2008 at 6:36 pm

    I hate to break it to the people here, but the Yankees WILL NOT make any more trades this season, unless it is for a STARTING PITCHER.

  230. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 28th, 2008 at 6:37 pm

    Phil: Thanks for that, keep us updated.

  231. MoBoy(aka McLovin) July 28th, 2008 at 6:37 pm

    WEll guess this is the main reason why Mariano was more imporatant to this team then Jorge during last winter.

    We needed Jorge but 4 years to a 36 year old catcher seems to not be a good invest yet.

    Hopefully Jorge comes back as a ctacher not another 1B/DH.

  232. the last joey July 28th, 2008 at 6:37 pm

    “Jorge Posada to have season-ending surgery”

    good! now he can be ready for 2009! as far as catcher this year i dont feel it necessary to find a starter but we could use a better backup then moeller i just dont know who

  233. Tank July 28th, 2008 at 6:38 pm

    I’d give up Wright as the low-level prospect in the trade… clears up a 40 man spot too.

    Rather Wright than Melky or Gardner.

  234. Laura - Joba is indeed the real deal!! July 28th, 2008 at 6:38 pm

    “Nady now wearing the No. 22 he had in Pittsburgh with Hawkins gone.”

    Hopefully, this will help him get his first hit.

    Glad to hear that Posada is having the surgery. I know he’s disappointed, but at least he’ll be right for next year.

    Go Yankees!

  235. S.o.S.27 July 28th, 2008 at 6:39 pm

    I think we should have our savior take the 5th spot. Yes the one and only Pavano.

    I dont think IPK is ready. We made a mistake rushing him the first time. Let him EARN his way back. Same with Hughes. In all seriousness i would try our Aceves like they did Joba. Build up his pitch count up here.

  236. JT July 28th, 2008 at 6:40 pm

    KIM JONES MAKES ME WANT TO KICK A HOLE IN MY 40″ TELEVISION

    SHE MAKES IT IMPOSSIBLE TO WATCH THE YANKEES PRE AND POSTGAME SHOWS

    WHY IS SHE NOW DOING THE STARTING LINEUPS AS IF SHE KNOWS WHAT SHES TALKING ABOUT????

    IM ABOUT TO LOSE IT

  237. S.A.- I still believe in this team July 28th, 2008 at 6:42 pm

    I’m glad Posada is having surgery now. Get it done with and prepare for next season Jorge.

    Interesting about Wright.

  238. For $13 I'll be a Macadamia Nut July 28th, 2008 at 6:42 pm

    I think the plan all along was for Posada to get the surgery, they just weren’t going to say it till they had this trade with the Pirates worked out.

    I don’t think Posada had a terrible time figuring out its the best thing he can do for the majority of his contract. Yes he wanted to play, but I think he also knew he couldn’t.

  239. JT July 28th, 2008 at 6:42 pm

    HAVE TO START A PETITION TO GET HER OUT AT YES

    IS http://WWW.REPLACEKIMJONES.COM TAKEN YET??

  240. BBB July 28th, 2008 at 6:43 pm

    Glenn – Maybe the Rangers thought he had an awesome name too, and that’s how they were duped. lol.

    But seriously if the Yanks were gonna trade for a catcher, what with all these Melky for DeJesus rumors, Miguel Olivo would make the most sense, obviously we’d have to throw in something extra but it’s one stop shopping and he’d probably come fairly cheap.

    I know they’re saying they don’t plan on getting a catcher at all, but I’m not sure I believe it, especially with how averse Girardi seems to giving Moeller any kind of PT. He’s nobody’s fool, especially when it comes to catching, he knows Molina won’t hold up all season catching as frequently as he has been.

  241. yanksince57-kennedy/aceves/next? July 28th, 2008 at 6:43 pm

    sj44 – while i have always enjoyed your emphatic opinions on this blog, let’s get realistic! marte wasn’t traded for just to be a loogy, he’s a legitimate 8th inning/backup 9th inning reliever. if farnsworth can bring back a position prospect better than any on the current aaa/aa rosters, why not trade him? he’s gone in the off season anyway.

  242. Buzz ( Joba for Rookie of the Year ) July 28th, 2008 at 6:44 pm

    dont u guys think Jesus Montero is older than he is listed

  243. GreenBeret7 July 28th, 2008 at 6:44 pm

    JT, does putting trivial BS in caps make your dislike more emphatic?

  244. Igloo July 28th, 2008 at 6:44 pm

    Mussina is due for a very bad outing. Curb your expectations if I were you.

  245. DFox July 28th, 2008 at 6:45 pm

    JT, who cares??

    Kim Jones doesn’t announce the games, she doesn’t do analysis, she just reports and asks questions.

    PLUS, she’s hot so it’s not that bad watching… Deal with it?

  246. BBB July 28th, 2008 at 6:45 pm

    Oh, I would give up Wright in the Washburn deal in a second. Don’t think he’ll ever get a real chance here again anyway. And he’s a better pitcher and more economical option for Seattle than Igawa.

  247. Phil July 28th, 2008 at 6:45 pm

    Jesus Montero is not older than he is listed as being.

  248. Laura - Joba is indeed the real deal!! July 28th, 2008 at 6:45 pm

    My issue with Kim Jones is that she’ll ask dumb questions each and every day. I remember her asking Joe Girardi right after Murcer died “how difficult is this”? Are you kidding me? What did she think he was going to say? “Oh, this is no big deal. We didn’t like Bobby around here anyway.”

    She does need to be replaced…hopefully not by anyone who currently works at ESPN.

  249. JT July 28th, 2008 at 6:47 pm

    GREEN, YES!

    why is it trivial…shes an integral part of yankee coverage on yes and is as bad as it gets

  250. Vito July 28th, 2008 at 6:47 pm

    Laura – Erin Andrews can replace kim jones =0

  251. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 28th, 2008 at 6:48 pm

    I could totally replace Kim Jones, but you wouldn’t want to have to watch me on camera every day.

  252. the last joey July 28th, 2008 at 6:48 pm

    anyone else think that the real reason harold reynolds was fired from espn was because he was a yankees fan? (i know its a stretch but i wouldnt be surprised)

  253. Dean July 28th, 2008 at 6:48 pm

    who’s Saltamonella?

  254. JT July 28th, 2008 at 6:48 pm

    DFOX,
    tell me you’re joking?? please!!??!!??

  255. Laura - Joba is indeed the real deal!! July 28th, 2008 at 6:49 pm

    “PLUS, she’s hot so it’s not that bad watching… Deal with it?”

    Really? I may be a woman, but that doesn’t mean I don’t know a hot woman when I see one and let me tell ya, Kim Jones ain’t hot. Attractive? Yes. Hot? No. Angelina Jolie is hot.

  256. yanksince57-kennedy/aceves/next? July 28th, 2008 at 6:49 pm

    erin andrews has already replaced kim jones – in my * fantasies LOL

  257. fred from jersey July 28th, 2008 at 6:49 pm

    jt, shut up.

  258. Phil July 28th, 2008 at 6:49 pm

    attractive women who have reported on both the Yankees and Giantw are hot by definition.

  259. Laura - Joba is indeed the real deal!! July 28th, 2008 at 6:50 pm

    “Laura – Erin Andrews can replace kim jones =0″

    She’d be an upgrade over Kim, but not by much.

  260. stuart July 28th, 2008 at 6:50 pm

    I have no idea if Saltalamacchia is going to be a good player but he is 23 and a catcher in the big leagues so the jusry is out…….

  261. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 28th, 2008 at 6:51 pm

    phil: So since I like the Jets am i automatically ugly?

  262. zellyanks91 July 28th, 2008 at 6:51 pm

    The Yankees need to take these 3 games..they need to gain ground against these easy teams..not lose ground. Can’t wait for Phil Hughes rehab start tomorrow. Go Yankees!

    Kevin

  263. DFox July 28th, 2008 at 6:52 pm

    “Attractive? Yes. Hot? No. Angelina Jolie is hot.”

    OK, probably true. But she’s like the only woman Yankee person so…

    But yeah, I think it’s pretty safe to say that Erin Andrews would be an upgrade visually, and probably knowledge wise also.

  264. GreenBeret7 July 28th, 2008 at 6:52 pm

    Sorry, but, Kim Jones is not all that attractive. Decent, yes. To make matters worse is that from behind, it looks like the back end of a ’59 Buick.

  265. S.o.S.27 July 28th, 2008 at 6:53 pm

    Erin Andrews body is HOTT!! Can we all agree on that?

  266. Phil July 28th, 2008 at 6:56 pm

    Rebecca,

    nobody is ugly and I wish everyone would realize that. Good luck to your Jets.

  267. Joe M July 28th, 2008 at 6:56 pm

    if you dont like her dont watch go to qvc or home shopping an have fun. Tired of all the bitching

  268. Ninja Burglar July 28th, 2008 at 6:57 pm

    Erin Andrews: She has huge boobs, is thin, is blonde. These are all very good things. But hot? I dunno…

  269. S.o.S.27 July 28th, 2008 at 6:57 pm

    “To make matters worse is that from behind, it looks like the back end of a ‘59 Buick.”

    lol. Im not that old but i would assume its big, breaking down and burns alot of gas.

  270. S.A.- I still believe in this team July 28th, 2008 at 6:57 pm

    In some pictures Kim Jones has a bit of butherface.

  271. Laura - Joba is indeed the real deal!! July 28th, 2008 at 6:57 pm

    “if you dont like her dont watch go to qvc or home shopping an have fun. Tired of all the bitching”

    Okay, you do realize that this convo is all fluff, right? It’s not like we are debating anything of any substance. No need to get all crazy about it. Wait for the game to start.

  272. Laura - Joba is indeed the real deal!! July 28th, 2008 at 6:59 pm

    “nobody is ugly and I wish everyone would realize that”

    Nobody is ugly? You watched Randy Johnson pitch for the Yankees for two years and you still typed that? :wink:

  273. Juggy July 28th, 2008 at 6:59 pm

    Testing?

  274. Ninja Burglar July 28th, 2008 at 6:59 pm

    I think in today’s media world, you need more than just the basics to be “hot”. Erin Andrews has the basics. What puts her over the top???

  275. S.o.S.27 July 28th, 2008 at 7:00 pm

    “Erin Andrews: She has huge boobs, is thin, is blonde. These are all very good things. But hot? I dunno…”

    Uhhh. So you agree that her bod is hot. No?

  276. Juggy July 28th, 2008 at 7:00 pm

    Any ideas why my posts are not getting through? Are we not allowed to post URL links?

  277. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 28th, 2008 at 7:00 pm

    Man, I’d hate to be Mark Teixeira right now…I mean, I’d hate having to pack all of my stuff right now…

  278. Doreen July 28th, 2008 at 7:00 pm

    First the serious:

    You knew Jorge Posada would be having surgery. Still, when you read “season-ending surgery,” it makes me feel sad for him. He’s such a grinder, but he couldn’t grind this one out. Now, just praying for a good surgery and a speedy recovery for Jorge. DL guys can be on the bench during the WS, no? I mean, specifically, could Jorge be travelling with the team if they make the playoffs?

    Second, not so serious:

    I agree with Laura, Kim Jones is not hot. She is, however, attractive and pleasant. BUT just when you think she may be getting the hang of things, not only does she ask questionable questions, but she aks the SAME question to everyone she interviews. I really don’t get what’s up with that. Especially since the questions she asks aren’t really going to elicit any surprise answers. The only thing in her defense is that I’ve RARELY – very rarely – heard post- or pre-game questions that had much insight.

    You guys just think girl sportscasters in general are hot. I don’t even think Erin Andrews is anything to write home about. Your standards are way too low, guys! :lol:

    Rebecca-

    I think Saltalamacchia has a great name, too. And I know that that’s the reason I, for one, know who the heck he is! Not very forgettable.

  279. Laura - Joba is indeed the real deal!! July 28th, 2008 at 7:01 pm

    Did Tex get traded?

  280. Ed - Yanks will be Yanks in the 2nd half! July 28th, 2008 at 7:01 pm

    Rebecca, Tex got traded to the DBacks?

  281. Juggy July 28th, 2008 at 7:01 pm

    Seems like everything I post never appears, Anyway, Giambi Clip on CNN.. Power of the ‘Stache

    h**p://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/sports/2008/07/28/roth.stache.power.cnn

  282. NongEyeJon July 28th, 2008 at 7:02 pm

    Mike Wilbon just made a dig on PTI about ESPN playing the Red Sox on TV over the Cubs/Brewers series. Has Boston had a good majority of air=time on ESPN this year and year’s past?

  283. Laura - Joba is indeed the real deal!! July 28th, 2008 at 7:02 pm

    “I think Saltalamacchia has a great name, too. And I know that that’s the reason I, for one, know who the heck he is! Not very forgettable.”

    I would have hated to have been him when he was kid trying to learn how to spell it. LOL!

  284. S.A.- I still believe in this team July 28th, 2008 at 7:02 pm

    Juggy, sometimes the blog gets a bit wonky when one tries to post links. I guess the filter doesn’t like it.

  285. Yankee Jay July 28th, 2008 at 7:03 pm

    Cashman has pretty much the best bullpen in the league right now. You don’t “sell high” on guys who are dominating for prospect position players.

    Don’t mess with the bullpen! End of story!

  286. Laura - Joba is indeed the real deal!! July 28th, 2008 at 7:03 pm

    “Seems like everything I post never appears, Anyway, Giambi Clip on CNN.. Power of the ‘Stache”

    I saw it. It was cute. It was also old since the ‘stache hasn’t been helping Jason of late.

  287. Ninja Burglar July 28th, 2008 at 7:04 pm

    SOS,

    I don’t want to dissect too much, but, sure she has a nice body. Maybe I’m just looking for some additional factors before I anoint her “hot” in my book. Kind of like The Globe with Jon Lester. To soon???

  288. Ed - Yanks will be Yanks in the 2nd half! July 28th, 2008 at 7:05 pm

    the Dbacks are sure getting Tex for really cheap. Jackson, and/or Tracy (whose an injury prone who cant play a decent defense) with a prospect. that’s even cheaper than our trade for Nady and Marte.

  289. Laura - Joba is indeed the real deal!! July 28th, 2008 at 7:05 pm

    After listening to the ESPN guys last night, Kay is actually a welcomed sight.

  290. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 28th, 2008 at 7:05 pm

    Tex hasn’t gotten traded yet. The Braves just admitted they would trae him if they got the right deal.

  291. Doreen July 28th, 2008 at 7:06 pm

    Laura -

    That’s sure true. Or listening to the teacher’s butcher the pronunciation. At least Salty’s not too bad of a nickname.

    Did Teixeira get traded?

    See, for me Teixeira is a hard name to spell. I’m half Italian so Saltalamacchia comes fairly easily!

  292. Global Warming July 28th, 2008 at 7:07 pm

    “After listening to the ESPN guys last night, Kay is actually a welcomed sight.”

    agreed and I usually can’t stand Kay

  293. Laura - Joba is indeed the real deal!! July 28th, 2008 at 7:07 pm

    I can’t find any news on the TEX trade anywhere. ESPN doesn’t even have it.

  294. vinny-b July 28th, 2008 at 7:08 pm

    JT: I don’t like her either. And from what michael kay said, she doesn’t like anyone. A perfect fit.

    hot? To each their own. To me, the female on ESPN (last name is Steele) is the definition.

  295. NongEyeJon July 28th, 2008 at 7:08 pm

    From what I’ve heard, the DBacks don’t want to give up Connor Jackson, who is have a good year and is currently hot. I don’t think anything is done. And I guess, according to Cashman, we shouldn’t hold our breaths for Washburn.

  296. yanksince57-kennedy/aceves/next? July 28th, 2008 at 7:08 pm

    thankfully, cashman has one eye on the future, unlike the daily rants/raves of the cellphone talk radio ignoranti!

  297. adam July 28th, 2008 at 7:08 pm

    Anyone know someone who works at YES? Can we get rid of the whole two “derek jeter’s got an edge” per commercial break thing? I know it comes with that cool sync voice activated sound system and sweet panoramic vista roof, but I don’t need to be reminded that he has an edge 14 times per break.

  298. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 28th, 2008 at 7:09 pm

    Guys, I said Tex has not been traded yet.

    just that the Braves said he would be if they got the right deal.

  299. Ninja Burglar July 28th, 2008 at 7:09 pm

    Keep in mind that Tex is a rental for a few months. We’ll have Nady and Marte for next season.

  300. Yankee Jay July 28th, 2008 at 7:09 pm

    Living in Seattle and watching the Mariners I tell you one thing, you want absolutely NO part of Vidro. He is an old, slow, overpaid, singles hitte…nothing more.

    Wahsburn had an e.r.a. of 7 early in the year and has basically stuck for that last 3 seasons. The Mariners are fools if they don’t give him away right now while his stock is up, to anyone (Yankees) willing to take on $14 million. The Yanks will give them nothing, No prospects, no “we’ll take Vidro and his salary too”, nothing except Washburn and his overpriced $14 million contract.

  301. NongEyeJon July 28th, 2008 at 7:09 pm

    Adam…at least its not Giuseppe Franco.

  302. Doreen July 28th, 2008 at 7:10 pm

    I almost forgot what Paulie sounded like!

  303. Buzz ( Joba for Rookie of the Year ) July 28th, 2008 at 7:10 pm

    Before the start of Friday’s game, many of the Braves players were asking about Jason Bay. Some were under the impression that they were going to walk into the clubhouse that day and find him to be their newest teammate. But a proposed deal, which would have brought Bay to Atlanta in exchange for four minor leaguers, was killed when presented to the Pirates owners for approval. Still as the week progresses, the Braves will continue to pursue Bay, who is set to earn $7.5 million during the final year of his contract next year. The Pirates would have a definite interest in shortstop Brent Lillibridge, who they developed before trading him to the Braves in exchange for Adam LaRoche last year. In addition, they’d likely ask for Brandon Jones, who would be considered a major league-ready outfielder. (MLB.com)

  304. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 28th, 2008 at 7:12 pm

    ….Wow. Come on Moose.

  305. Ed - Yanks will be Yanks in the 2nd half! July 28th, 2008 at 7:12 pm

    Mussina sure got squeezed.

  306. Doreen July 28th, 2008 at 7:12 pm

    Adam -

    You cracked me up! Those commercials are enough to make people HATE Derek Jeter, and i don’t think that’s quite what they were going for, do you? :lol:

  307. Ron (President of the Wilson Betemit Fan Club) July 28th, 2008 at 7:12 pm

    Gah. Not a good start.

  308. Ninja Burglar July 28th, 2008 at 7:13 pm

    I wonder when The Globe will anoint Joba an “Ace”, like they did for Lester?

  309. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 28th, 2008 at 7:14 pm

    Much better :)

  310. BBB July 28th, 2008 at 7:14 pm

    Brian Roberts is so annoying. Can’t HE get traded in the middle of the game? lol

  311. S.A.- I still believe in this team July 28th, 2008 at 7:15 pm

    Nick Markakis is a cutie. Thumbs up!

  312. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 28th, 2008 at 7:15 pm

    BBB: If only! And to an NL team!

  313. Buzz ( Joba for Rookie of the Year ) July 28th, 2008 at 7:16 pm

    YEA!!!

  314. vinny-b July 28th, 2008 at 7:16 pm

    yeeeeeessssssss

  315. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 28th, 2008 at 7:16 pm

    Nice play.

    Nice arms there…

  316. NongEyeJon July 28th, 2008 at 7:16 pm

    Great relay. Nady played that well in the corner.

  317. Ron (President of the Wilson Betemit Fan Club) July 28th, 2008 at 7:16 pm

    There’s some good defense by Nady.

  318. Laura - Joba is indeed the real deal!! July 28th, 2008 at 7:16 pm

    Is Meacham coaching third for BAL? LOL!

  319. mel (47-1) July 28th, 2008 at 7:16 pm

    That Molina. Such a show off. Love it.

  320. S.A.- I still believe in this team July 28th, 2008 at 7:16 pm

    Nice

  321. bphill July 28th, 2008 at 7:17 pm

    Does anyone think Nady is a little slow in the field?

  322. Buzz ( Joba for Rookie of the Year ) July 28th, 2008 at 7:17 pm

    if that was damon roberts will have scored

  323. Vince Black July 28th, 2008 at 7:17 pm

    did bobby meachem get traded to baltimore while i was at work?

  324. NongEyeJon July 28th, 2008 at 7:17 pm

    Just a question…does Jason Giambi ever look ready for the plays when Molina throws down to first? It also looks like he’s moving in slow-motion.

  325. Pedro July 28th, 2008 at 7:17 pm

    Bobby M. got is coaching 3rd base for the O’s?

  326. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 28th, 2008 at 7:17 pm

    Strikes, Moose.

  327. Bad Scooter July 28th, 2008 at 7:17 pm

    At least Meacham only sends them when there are two outs, which I actually don’t mind.

  328. Laura - Joba is indeed the real deal!! July 28th, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    “Nick Markakis is a cutie.”

    I inducted him into the baseball hotties club a long time ago.

  329. the last joey July 28th, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    man aubry huff is baltimores cleanup hitter, how do they win any games?

  330. Buzz ( Joba for Rookie of the Year ) July 28th, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    K,k

  331. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 28th, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    Thank you Moose :)

  332. Pedro July 28th, 2008 at 7:19 pm

    Huff doesn’t look happy.

  333. BBB July 28th, 2008 at 7:19 pm

    Nick Markakis is cute, but not as much as our new Yankee, who just saved us a run! :)

  334. will July 28th, 2008 at 7:19 pm

    burnett struck out the rays in the 1st.. all 3

  335. Buzz ( Joba for Rookie of the Year ) July 28th, 2008 at 7:20 pm

    mo and moose finish 1,2 in cy young :)

  336. mel (47-1) July 28th, 2008 at 7:20 pm

    Nice play by Nady-Jeter-3B Coach-Molina and some nice pitching to Huff.

    Let’s go, bats!

  337. the last joey July 28th, 2008 at 7:20 pm

    i smell like a 3-1 win tonight. moose will dominate (as usual) and the yanks will have trouble with RISP (as usual)

  338. Laura - Joba is indeed the real deal!! July 28th, 2008 at 7:20 pm

    Nady does seem a bit slow in LF. I noticed that during the BOS series.

  339. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 28th, 2008 at 7:21 pm

    Burnett is like Harden.

    Unhittable when healthy, but never healthy.

  340. S.A.- I still believe in this team July 28th, 2008 at 7:21 pm

    Nady is very cute too. More hotties on this team are always welcome. :D

  341. Buzz ( Joba for Rookie of the Year ) July 28th, 2008 at 7:21 pm

    we never do well against guthrie…

  342. vinny-b July 28th, 2008 at 7:21 pm

    adam: thank you. If the commercial were a drinking game, we would be in final stages of cirrosis.

  343. yanksince57-kennedy/aceves/next? July 28th, 2008 at 7:22 pm

    nady is faster than matsui at getting to a ball and stronger armed than damon! win win LOL

  344. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 28th, 2008 at 7:23 pm

    Oy guys, let’s try keep it positive, okay?

    I know the Orioles don’t like us much, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t win :)

  345. Ron (President of the Wilson Betemit Fan Club) July 28th, 2008 at 7:23 pm

    How much do the Indians regret giving up on Guthrie? Their No. 1 pick a ways back, they waited forever to see his talent manifest, they finally cut him loose and he suddenly figures it out. That’s got to sting.

  346. Pedro July 28th, 2008 at 7:23 pm

    “we never do well against guthrie…”

    And we face Cabrera and Burres the next two games. We never do well against those guys either.

  347. BBB July 28th, 2008 at 7:24 pm

    John & Suzyn saying gun is reading 97 on Guthrie….really?

  348. RhapsodyInBlue July 28th, 2008 at 7:24 pm

    Yankees’ Posada chooses to have season-ending surgery
    by Ed Price/The Star-Ledger
    Monday July 28, 2008, 6:14 PM

    George McNish/The Star-Ledger
    Yankees catcher Jorge Posada reacts after striking out in a game against the Royals at Yankee Stadium last month. Posada has elected to have season-ending surgery on his injured right shoulder. After meeting with manager Joe Girardi and general manager Brian Cashman, Jorge Posada has decided to have season-ending surgery on his right shoulder.
    There is so much damage to the labrum that Posada will require at least six months of rehabilitation after surgery. So by having it now, Posada has a chance to be ready for the opening of spring training next year.

    Before today, Posada had hoped that two weeks of rest for the shoulder would allow him to hit and spend the rest of the season as a DH or first baseman. But with the acquisition Saturday of Xavier Nady, the Yankees no longer had an obvious spot in the lineup for Posada. So the prudent move — as decided today — was for Posada to sacrifice the rest of this year and get a jump on 2009.

  349. NongEyeJon July 28th, 2008 at 7:24 pm

    Uh oh…gonna be one of those nights?

  350. the last joey July 28th, 2008 at 7:24 pm

    wow nice play there

  351. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 28th, 2008 at 7:24 pm

    Okay, that was just not fair.

  352. jake July 28th, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    Some of you must be off your meds. Maybe that’s why you would actually say things like “Washburn’s only slightly better than Ponson.”
    Suggestion #1: Get back on your meds.

    Suggestion #2: To those of you who think Cashman should be criticized for NOT having gotten a deal done, yet, for Washburn, see Suggestion #1.

    Washburn is a #5 starter. Several scouts actually had used him as a good comp for Kei Igawa 18 months ago–before they knew that Igawa can only pitch in Japan. Washburn is a good #5 starter. He is a mediocre major league pitcher. The fact that he throws with his left arm makes him a little more attractive than other, similarly talented, RH pitchers.
    He’d be an excellent replacement for Ponson or Rasner, neither of whom belongs in a ML rotation.
    Going into 2009, Washburn, if acquired, would fill that #5 slot. This would help to round out a rotation which will also likely include Wang, Joba, Pettite, and Hughes, Kennedy, or Mussina. That’d be a great rotation. Coupled with a great bullpen–made even better by the acquisition of a second lefty, such as Wil Ohman, the Yanks would have the best staff in the game. Yes, even without CC, who won’t be worth a gazillion dollars.
    Next. . .

  353. Pedro July 28th, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    Wow, great play.

  354. Ron (President of the Wilson Betemit Fan Club) July 28th, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    I second the “can Brian Roberts be traded in the middle of this game” motion.

    Damn, I just had a flashback to that gruesome injury he suffered. Was it Bubba Crosby who snapped his arm?

  355. Laura - Joba is indeed the real deal!! July 28th, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    Why did they get home so late? BOS is a 45 min flight.

  356. Phil July 28th, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    Jeter hit that hard. I don’t want to see another night of hard hit balls turning into outs.

  357. BBB July 28th, 2008 at 7:26 pm

    Ok, really Roberts, you can go ahead and get traded now…please? thanks!

    Sterling – “THE PLAY OF THE GAME!!1″ lol geez

  358. Pedro July 28th, 2008 at 7:26 pm

    Very uninspiring first inning.

  359. Phil July 28th, 2008 at 7:28 pm

    Wright may have been pulled so he can start for Scranton Wednesday or even tomorrow if IPK is called up.

  360. Fran July 28th, 2008 at 7:28 pm

    Kay did say that the Orioles pitching staff has a staff ERA over 8 the last go-round. Hope the Yankees can take advantage of that.

  361. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 28th, 2008 at 7:29 pm

    Moose, please, outs?

  362. NongEyeJon July 28th, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    Hmmm….are the Orioles world beaters?

  363. the last joey July 28th, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    this doesnt look good

  364. will July 28th, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    this is gonna be a bad night :/

  365. S.A.- I still believe in this team July 28th, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    Oy c’mon Moose.

  366. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 28th, 2008 at 7:31 pm

    Or, you know, not.

  367. Fran July 28th, 2008 at 7:31 pm

    Moose needs to get some outs here.

  368. BBB July 28th, 2008 at 7:31 pm

    damn…this could be bad

  369. the last joey July 28th, 2008 at 7:31 pm

    ah crap

  370. Pedro July 28th, 2008 at 7:31 pm

    Just great. Why can’t the O’s suck against the Yankees like they do against everybody else?

  371. will July 28th, 2008 at 7:31 pm

    looking up cya..

    3 RUN home runs win ya ballgames

  372. Fran July 28th, 2008 at 7:31 pm

    Millar KILLS the Yankees

  373. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 28th, 2008 at 7:32 pm

    Can we, you know, not play the Orioles?

    Ever again?

    I think I hate this team more each game.

  374. NongEyeJon July 28th, 2008 at 7:32 pm

    Jeeeeeez. To come out like this…is bad news. Is this the Red Sox hangover here?

  375. S.A.- I still believe in this team July 28th, 2008 at 7:32 pm

    oh crap

  376. Laura - Joba is indeed the real deal!! July 28th, 2008 at 7:32 pm

    This thing with Millar is unbelievable. He can’t hit squat against any other team. It’s just unreal.

  377. mel (47-1) July 28th, 2008 at 7:32 pm

    Wow.

  378. Someone Else July 28th, 2008 at 7:32 pm

    Crap.

    I hate Kevin Millar.

  379. BBB July 28th, 2008 at 7:32 pm

    wow

  380. Doreen July 28th, 2008 at 7:32 pm

    I hate the Baltimore Orioles. Officially.

  381. NongEyeJon July 28th, 2008 at 7:32 pm

    I think all of Kevin Millar’s rbi’s this year have come against the Yankees.

  382. the last joey July 28th, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    man this ump is really squeezing moose

  383. J-Dawg--Veintisiete en '08, (Santana's not here, he's not coming!!!!) July 28th, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    Note to Kevin Millar: Go away.

  384. BBB July 28th, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    Should have pitched around him. Millar always kills the Moose, ugh.

  385. j July 28th, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    moose just does not look like he has the stuff today, everything is sailing up

  386. Laura - Joba is indeed the real deal!! July 28th, 2008 at 7:34 pm

    Still nobody out.

  387. Pedro July 28th, 2008 at 7:35 pm

    They just continue to let a pathetic player beat them. Absolutely frustrating. Bring the losing streak!

  388. Someone Else July 28th, 2008 at 7:35 pm

    When Moose tries to pitch outside, they’re sliding inside, meatballs over the plate..

  389. Laura - Joba is indeed the real deal!! July 28th, 2008 at 7:35 pm

    BAL plays scared against BOS. For some reason, they want to beat us more than they want to beat them.

  390. NongEyeJon July 28th, 2008 at 7:35 pm

    This just reaffirms that starting pitching sets the tone for the entire team…I’m interested to see if the Yankees offense shows up, or if they phone it in like some games this year.

  391. S.A.- I still believe in this team July 28th, 2008 at 7:35 pm

    Um can we get 3 outs please?

  392. Todd July 28th, 2008 at 7:35 pm

    This team is flat as a pancake……….

  393. the last joey July 28th, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    wtf!?

  394. j July 28th, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    and the beating continues

  395. NongEyeJon July 28th, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    It doesn’t help that Dan Giese pitched a lot last night…

  396. Y's Guy July 28th, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    looks like meatball moose has reappeared.

  397. Keith July 28th, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    Every hitter has weaknesses. Exactly when will the Yankees pay attention to scouting reports showing how Millar needs to be pitched to ????

  398. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 28th, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    Moose, can we get out of the second inning?! Please?

    Angels up 1-0 on Boston.

  399. Fran July 28th, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    Moose does not have it tonight. He lost to Baltimore early this season.

  400. Someone Else July 28th, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    “This team is flat as a pancake……….”

    That happens when you lose.

    Is there ANY team that isn’t ‘flat’ when it’s losing?

  401. BBB July 28th, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    Jesus. WTF, Moose has nothing tonight.

  402. Pedro July 28th, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    Good job Moose, just keep on hitting the middle of the zone.

  403. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 28th, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    pedro: Stop stalking me.

  404. Laura - Joba is indeed the real deal!! July 28th, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    Okay, this is officially a horrible game.

  405. Bombshell July 28th, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    What was it about if we swept Boston we would get the “hangover”? Guess what braniacs…you really nailed that didn’t ya.

  406. S.A.- I still believe in this team July 28th, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    oh jeezus

  407. V July 28th, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    Looks like the magic Mussina juice is running out.

  408. Todd July 28th, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    Moose has given up 4 runs, and gotten 3 guys out.

  409. Global Warming July 28th, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    “Can we, you know, not play the Orioles?

    Ever again?

    I think I hate this team more each game.

    Woof woof!”

    meow?

  410. Pedro July 28th, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    Yankees down 4 runs, there’s no way they’ll come back. They’ll start swinging early like they always do.

  411. j July 28th, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    it looks like he is throwing bp

  412. Laura - Joba is indeed the real deal!! July 28th, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    At this point, I’d just like an out.

  413. Mint Diamond July 28th, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    The old pre all star break Yanks are back in business.

  414. Todd July 28th, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! An out!!!!!!!!!!!!

  415. Global Warming July 28th, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    Yankees will score 10+ tonight. No worries.

  416. S.A.- I still believe in this team July 28th, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    1 out! WooHoo!

  417. the last joey July 28th, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    yay an out!

  418. jeepers July 28th, 2008 at 7:39 pm

    Cabrera tomorrow is another automatic loss.

  419. BBB July 28th, 2008 at 7:39 pm

    However, LOL at acting like Baltimore pitching is unbeatable and this game is over.

  420. Laura - Joba is indeed the real deal!! July 28th, 2008 at 7:39 pm

    Frackin’ Roberts is up to bat again already. Proof that Moose is stinkin’ up the joint tonight.

  421. Q Bert July 28th, 2008 at 7:40 pm

    Don’t worry. We’ll have SJ44 come on later and tell us to trade everyone and be sellers after we lose.

  422. NongEyeJon July 28th, 2008 at 7:40 pm

    Who do the Yanks go to in the bullpen today? No LaTroy Hawkins to sop up innings anymore. With Giese pitching yesterday…who gets the call?

  423. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 28th, 2008 at 7:40 pm

    Moose, strikes. Get out of the inning.

    Pedro, I have a boyfriend. So stop it, okay?

  424. mel (47-1) July 28th, 2008 at 7:40 pm

    Keith,

    You’re kidding, right? Molina and the coaching staff are part of the pitching excellence we’ve seen the last 2 weeks.

    Moose just doesn’t have it. 5 hits through 1.1? He’s just not locating.

  425. Pedro July 28th, 2008 at 7:40 pm

    Can we get Posada to coach 3rd base for the rest of the year?

  426. S.A.- I still believe in this team July 28th, 2008 at 7:40 pm

    Moose at 45 pitches and rising

    1 more out Moose

  427. Trade Hughes July 28th, 2008 at 7:41 pm

    This team really missed the boat not getting Sabathia.

  428. Laura - Joba is indeed the real deal!! July 28th, 2008 at 7:41 pm

    “Cabrera tomorrow is another automatic loss.”

    Not if we get the version of Cabrera that walks 7 guys a game.

  429. Bombshell July 28th, 2008 at 7:41 pm

    “However, LOL at acting like Baltimore pitching is unbeatable and this game is over.”

    By no means over yet but 90% of the time we’ve fallen 3+ runs behind early we start hacking away and get nothing.

  430. Confucius July 28th, 2008 at 7:42 pm

    “Angels up 1-0 on Boston.”

    Hopefully the ‘Angels realizing that it’s ok to beat the Red Sox’ thing sticks.

    Be nice if the O’s could learn the concept, though, seeing as how they play the Sox twice as much.

  431. Pedro July 28th, 2008 at 7:42 pm

    He must be some guy Rebecca that you are posting for 4 hours every night. I’d say another girl on the side.

  432. Y's Guy July 28th, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    ok guy, c’mon its the freakin orioles, this is a winable game, lets get 2 back right here!

    Let’s Go Yankees!!!!!

  433. Laura - Joba is indeed the real deal!! July 28th, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    Hopefully, someone will grow a brain and start pitching around Millar.

  434. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} July 28th, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    So when they won 8 straight they weren’t flat? Which was just two days ago.

    This game isn’t over. :)

  435. jeepers July 28th, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    When have we ever got the Cabrera the walks the ballpark?

    We get the Cabrera who figures it out and throws strikes. Like the Perez and the Burnett.

  436. mel (47-1) July 28th, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    Nice play by Alex.

  437. S.A.- I still believe in this team July 28th, 2008 at 7:44 pm

    Time to get to work and puts some runs on the boards

  438. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 28th, 2008 at 7:44 pm

    He’s more of a man than you are.

  439. Laura - Joba is indeed the real deal!! July 28th, 2008 at 7:44 pm

    Millar is batting .240. Unreal.

  440. NongEyeJon July 28th, 2008 at 7:45 pm

    THis inning will be telling as to how the Yankees play this game. If they hack and go quickly, I’d say they’ll go quietly this evening.

  441. Pedro July 28th, 2008 at 7:45 pm

    “He must be some guy Rebecca that you are posting for 4 hours every night. I’d say another girl on the side.”

    That was not me, I only say bad things about the Yankees, not other posters.

  442. Carl July 28th, 2008 at 7:45 pm

    Rebecca dates her poster of Steve Balboni.

  443. Ko Ko July 28th, 2008 at 7:46 pm

    This offense’s MO all year has been to hack at anything they see.

    We were fooled by 8 good games.

  444. John July 28th, 2008 at 7:46 pm

    Some trolls this evening eh?

  445. the last joey July 28th, 2008 at 7:46 pm

    warning track power, lovely

  446. NongEyeJon July 28th, 2008 at 7:46 pm

    That’s the 5-run home run swing we are going to see.

  447. Larry Lemon July 28th, 2008 at 7:47 pm

    Great job by Moose coming off a loss at home to a terrible team.

  448. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 28th, 2008 at 7:47 pm

    It’s going to be a long night, isn’t it?

  449. S.A.- I still believe in this team July 28th, 2008 at 7:47 pm

    can they at least get a hit? baby steps

  450. John July 28th, 2008 at 7:48 pm

    I envision a nice 8 inning 90 pitch effort for Guthrie here with the way the Yanks swing and hack when losing.

  451. Doreen July 28th, 2008 at 7:48 pm

    What is wrong with some of you people that you need to harass others? Leave Rebecca alone.

  452. Vanessa - F4TD July 28th, 2008 at 7:48 pm

    I hope that the winning streak wasn’t just a tease.
    That pre-all-star-game Yankees team was not fun watching.
    I wish the Yanks would just beat up on the teams they’re supposed to beat up on.

  453. fredmon July 28th, 2008 at 7:48 pm

    This game is over early. Kinda like last night.

  454. the last joey July 28th, 2008 at 7:48 pm

    lets get someone on base, please

  455. NongEyeJon July 28th, 2008 at 7:48 pm

    John…I concur. That’s what we’ll see this evening. It’s games like this that make fans think “Do they even want to be there?”

  456. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} July 28th, 2008 at 7:48 pm

    It is. And not because of the game. :roll:

    Its so much more pleasant around here when the Yankees are leading from the start.

  457. Pedro July 28th, 2008 at 7:49 pm

    Rebecca is a big girl. She can take it. Maybe she’ll get that boyfriend on us.

  458. Igloo July 28th, 2008 at 7:49 pm

    Igloo
    July 28th, 2008 at 6:44 pm
    Mussina is due for a very bad outing. Curb your expectations if I were you.

  459. NongEyeJon July 28th, 2008 at 7:49 pm

    Yup…that’s the inning I expected.

  460. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 28th, 2008 at 7:49 pm

    Doreen: don’t worry about it.

    A baserunner would have been nice, though.

  461. Fran July 28th, 2008 at 7:50 pm

    If the Yankees are to come back, a hit would be a good place to start.

  462. J-Dawg--Veintisiete en '08, (Santana's not here, he's not coming!!!!) July 28th, 2008 at 7:50 pm

    Rays are leading Toronto 1-0 midway through three. It could be worse, Burnett only surrendered one run after a bases loaded, none out jam.

  463. Denny July 28th, 2008 at 7:50 pm

    The Pre ASG Yanks?

    Looks like they are back.

  464. John July 28th, 2008 at 7:50 pm

    Pedro, i doubt you have a life besides staying on a computer and harassing people all day.

  465. Laura - Joba is indeed the real deal!! July 28th, 2008 at 7:50 pm

    The Yankees don’t do well when they are down in the game. I think subconsciously, they just give up and decide that they will come out tomorrow and try again. That’s the way it seems to me. From their body language and the looks on their face. They give up. Not sure why.

  466. Y's Guy July 28th, 2008 at 7:50 pm

    i say we’re gonna win this game and boston and tampa are going to lose.

    c’mon moose, keep us in this till the offense gets hot!

    Let’s Go Yankees!!!!!

  467. G July 28th, 2008 at 7:50 pm

    this team blows

  468. BBB July 28th, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    “By no means over yet but 90% of the time we’ve fallen 3+ runs behind early we start hacking away and get nothing.”

    Well, Guthrie is throwing strikes, you can’t not swing at strikes. Just gotta keep fouling tough pitches off until they get one to hit, hope he tires, etc. He does look to be on cruise control right now, though. Guess we’ll have to see how Moose does.

  469. Utter July 28th, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    U should play the lotto igloo with that type of prediction. LOL.

  470. Pedrooooooooooo July 28th, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    “Rebecca is a big girl. She can take it. Maybe she’ll get that boyfriend on us.”

    That was not me again, I don’t know why he insists on posting with my name. I’ll change mine.

  471. Pedro July 28th, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    I love you, John. Let’s hug.

  472. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} July 28th, 2008 at 7:52 pm

    Stick to insulting the Yankees, Pedro. That’s what you’re good at.

    Rebecca is twice the person you are.

  473. NongEyeJon July 28th, 2008 at 7:52 pm

    Laura, I don’t want to root for any team that just “gives up” when they are down. I certainly hope that is not the case with this team….if that is the case, I’d like to see somebody ball them out in the dugout…but that’ll never happen. Not from Cap, or their manager.

  474. Dungy July 28th, 2008 at 7:52 pm

    Another 9-2 game. done in 3 hours.

    Making Guthrie look like Cy Young.

  475. Pedrooooooooooo July 28th, 2008 at 7:53 pm

    Angel I like you. Let’s be friends. We can double date with Rebecca and her boy toy.

  476. John July 28th, 2008 at 7:53 pm

    Pedro, you’re not funny or entertaining by any stretch of the imagination. Go find something you are good at.

  477. Pedrooooooooooo July 28th, 2008 at 7:53 pm

    “Stick to insulting the Yankees, Pedro. That’s what you’re good at.

    Rebecca is twice the person you are.”

  478. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 28th, 2008 at 7:53 pm

    Guys, don’t worry about it.

    You all know I could take him out with my swords if it came to it ;)

  479. Bombshell July 28th, 2008 at 7:54 pm

    If Moose gets a quick inning here I can see a good offensive showing for the middle innings. But if he struggles again then I think the offense goes back to pre-all-star game hack-away mode.

  480. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} July 28th, 2008 at 7:54 pm

    This impersonating stuff is getting ridiculous.

    Sorry Pedro, if thats not you.

  481. sdjohn July 28th, 2008 at 7:54 pm

    Does our advance scout go to the bathroom EVERY effin AB by Millar? Seriously, how do you let this guy look like Pujols every series we play against Baltimore. Did we shoot our wad last week? I hope not. Guthrie looks good though. Will be tough to come back, but it starts with Moose putting up some 0 for a few innings in a row.

  482. Bid July 28th, 2008 at 7:54 pm

    This team is a bunch of quitters. Like the troll posters here.

  483. Laura - Joba is indeed the real deal!! July 28th, 2008 at 7:54 pm

    Funny how Kay thinks of himself as a celebrity. The only people who know him are Yankee fans. Um, that doesn’t make you a celebrity, dude.

  484. John July 28th, 2008 at 7:54 pm

    shhh…ignore and he will go away.

  485. S.A.- I still believe in this team July 28th, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    Seriously, is it “use the computer night” at Bellevue Hospital again?

  486. Pedrooooooooooo July 28th, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    John, hug me?

  487. NongEyeJon July 28th, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    What was that from Abreu?

  488. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} July 28th, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    I’m about done with all Pedro’s at this point.

    Come on Moose. Settle down.

  489. Pedrooooooooooo July 28th, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    “Stick to insulting the Yankees, Pedro. That’s what you’re good at.

    Rebecca is twice the person you are.”

    It’s not me.

    Absolutely horrible play Bobby.

  490. S.A.- I still believe in this team July 28th, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    Come on Moose. 2 more outs

  491. Whiff (Cano's bat) July 28th, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    Ut oh….. 8 game winning streak, loss… then.

    Seen this before. winning streak followed by absent offense, absent pitching and losing streak.

    They can’t be getting no hit by Guthrie… that is nuts.

    Hope Moose stops doing his Ponson impression real soon.

  492. fred from jersey July 28th, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    thats enough!

    DH Abreu and put Nady in RF and Damon in RF

    wasting time not doing it hes awful

  493. John July 28th, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    It’s ok Pedro if it is not you. Just ignore this troll.

  494. fred from jersey July 28th, 2008 at 7:57 pm

    Damon in LF*

  495. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 28th, 2008 at 7:57 pm

    SA: Every Monday from 7-11 ;)

  496. Bid July 28th, 2008 at 7:57 pm

    “Funny how Kay thinks of himself as a celebrity. The only people who know him are Yankee fans. Um, that doesn’t make you a celebrity, dude.”

    The guy has a radio show listened to by millions, is on the sports reporters on espn, and his face is on billboards all over the city. And being the Yankee play by play guy does make you a celebrity in a city where 4 mill + go to games and millions more watch every night.

  497. Pedrooooooooooo July 28th, 2008 at 7:58 pm

    Angel, me too. Me too.

  498. Pedro (original) July 28th, 2008 at 7:58 pm

    Dude, stop using my name.

  499. BBB July 28th, 2008 at 7:59 pm

    When Damon is able to play left again, I agree, put him there, Nady in right, DH Bobby. That would be truly putting the best team on the field.

  500. Todd July 28th, 2008 at 7:59 pm

    Didn’t know batting practice was pushed back to 7:05 tonight..

  501. John July 28th, 2008 at 7:59 pm

    Why are you stealing my name?

  502. Pedro (original) July 28th, 2008 at 7:59 pm

    Trade Bobby now.

  503. Andrew July 28th, 2008 at 8:00 pm

    Same person impersonating Pedro is the d00d that impersonates V and mel, probably.

    Of course, Pete won’t do anything about it. He doesn’t care what the trolls do as long as the blog/newspaper gets traffic!

  504. S.A.- I still believe in this team July 28th, 2008 at 8:00 pm

    SA: Every Monday from 7-11

    LOL :)

    1 more Moose come on

  505. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 28th, 2008 at 8:00 pm

    All right, so it’s 4-0.

    We’re still in this game.

    Let’s get some baserunners, and then get some runs.

  506. John July 28th, 2008 at 8:00 pm

    John is my name too, sorry i’ll just add the first initial of my last name.

  507. fredmon July 28th, 2008 at 8:00 pm

    This looks like 2 out of 3 losses in this series.

    Angels this weekend. lucky to get 1 win. could be 5 out by next week. done.

  508. the last joey July 28th, 2008 at 8:00 pm

    ok moose is starting to look like moose now.

    lets get some runs!

  509. Laura - Joba is indeed the real deal!! July 28th, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    “The guy has a radio show listened to by millions, is on the sports reporters on espn, and his face is on billboards all over the city. And being the Yankee play by play guy does make you a celebrity in a city where 4 mill + go to games and millions more watch every night.”

    I live in Chicago and I guarantee you that no one here knows who Kay is. Real celebrities are known everywhere by everyone. He may be a mild celebrity in NYC, but he in no way should be mentioning himself in the same breath as Oprah.

  510. sunny615 July 28th, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    no hitter for Guthrie so far… cripes.

  511. S.A.- I still believe in this team July 28th, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    alright..can they at least get a hit?

  512. BBB July 28th, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    There ya go Moose. Hopefully that will energize the offense to have some good AB’s. This deficit is not insurmountable.

  513. John July 28th, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA!

  514. jeepers July 28th, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    Andrew July 28th, 2008 at 8:00 pm

    Same person impersonating Pedro is the d00d that impersonates V and mel, probably.

    Because the name “Andrew” so unique??

    What is with you people?

  515. Bombshell July 28th, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    Huge back to back K’s…this is where the offense needs to pick him up, he’s put up a goose egg so give him something to work with in the 4th.

  516. Change your name July 28th, 2008 at 8:02 pm

    It’s my name, not your name – change it!

  517. YankeeVIP July 28th, 2008 at 8:02 pm

    this is why this team is so frustrating.

    you should be able to rebound after a loss. you cant follow a winning streak with a losing streak!!! this team is so inconsistent.

    aahhhhh

  518. Teddy July 28th, 2008 at 8:02 pm

    “I live in Chicago and I guarantee you that no one here knows who Kay is. Real celebrities are known everywhere by everyone. He may be a mild celebrity in NYC, but he in no way should be mentioning himself in the same breath as Oprah.”

    I think it was something called “sarcasm”

    You should learn it sometime.

  519. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} July 28th, 2008 at 8:02 pm

    Its impersonated me before. Lame.

    Put “Enormous Black Cloud” after your name, Pedro, then we’ll know its you. :)

  520. jeepers July 28th, 2008 at 8:02 pm

    Come on Nady, jack one!

  521. Y's Guy July 28th, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    pedro’s living on borrowed time, the only reason he’s still here is that pete went to the concert. rebecca’s a far better woman than a troll like you will ever have dinner with lowlife. i hope you’re enjoying your night of fun while it lasts

  522. Todd July 28th, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    Oprah would say ‘Who the hell is Michael Kay?????????’

  523. John July 28th, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    Guthrie is a great pitcher but this is sad.

  524. migames July 28th, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    Noah Wyle can play Xavier Nady when they cast the 2008 Yankees movie

  525. Pedro (not the mean one) July 28th, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    What the hell is Xavier swinging at?

  526. Whiff (Cano's bat) July 28th, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    Seriously how does Guthrie become Cy Young against the Yankees?

    One of the most frustrating things about this team is their inability to hit mediocre to bad pitching.

    They give hacks more chances during the game… just stupid.

  527. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 28th, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    Oy, Yankees, baserunner, please!

    Jeremy Guthrie is not going to pitch a nohitter against us, okay?

  528. jeepers July 28th, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    Well, he jacked one, all the way to 3B.

  529. jeepers July 28th, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    No name is unique. Yours isn’t either, jeepers.

  530. D Rock July 28th, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    Pedro rips on people for an hour than blames someone else and says it isn’t him and that someone is stealing his name?

    Ummm sure, guy. Totally believable.

  531. Guiseppe Franco July 28th, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    I made the point yesterday that the Yanks often suffer from a letdown after a series with the Red Sox.

    Not only that, but they’ve had a lot of trouble with the Orioles for whatever reason and the Angels have owned them since 2002.

    Moose gets a pass because he’s pitched so well this season, but the team just looks flat.

    This team always seems to play like this after a big series – but people like DFox are blind to history and recurring themes.

  532. Buzz ( Joba for Rookie of the Year ) July 28th, 2008 at 8:05 pm

    this team cant seem to hit good pitching

  533. NongEyeJon July 28th, 2008 at 8:05 pm

    Guthrie is making the Yankees look stupid. I truly hope this team shows up and I dont hear the post-game “They just played better than us…….” DAMNIT…I CANT STAND MELKY CABRERA’S AT-BATS. WHEN WILL HE LEARN…sorry for the caps.

  534. Pedrooooooooooo July 28th, 2008 at 8:05 pm

    Melky, 1st pitch swinging, awesome.

  535. S.A.- I still believe in this team July 28th, 2008 at 8:05 pm

    come on Melky…a hit? please

  536. jeepers July 28th, 2008 at 8:05 pm

    I guess you showed me, other jeepers. Jokes on me.

  537. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 28th, 2008 at 8:05 pm

    Or…you know, go down one two three.

    That’s okay too. Somehow.

  538. jeepers July 28th, 2008 at 8:05 pm

    I am a cross-dresser.

  539. D Rock July 28th, 2008 at 8:05 pm

    I’m an idiot.

  540. S.A.- I still believe in this team July 28th, 2008 at 8:05 pm

    well there goes that plan :(

  541. Laura - Joba is indeed the real deal!! July 28th, 2008 at 8:06 pm

    Nady keep swinging at balls in on his hands. Never going to get a hit that way.

  542. Diane July 28th, 2008 at 8:06 pm

    Pedro, you are a real jerk.

  543. Pedro (not the mean one) July 28th, 2008 at 8:06 pm

    Good ol’ Melky there, grounds out on to second on the first pitch.

  544. sunny615 July 28th, 2008 at 8:06 pm

    great job melky… way to swing at the first pitch yet again…

  545. Guiseppe Franco July 28th, 2008 at 8:06 pm

    This team is horrible.

  546. Pedro (not the mean one) July 28th, 2008 at 8:07 pm

    Sick of Rebecca’s pompous attitude and boyfriend talk. End it.

  547. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} July 28th, 2008 at 8:07 pm

    Heh.

  548. NongEyeJon July 28th, 2008 at 8:07 pm

    They don’t look at all like they want to play this game. Amazing. Kay asked a question of O’Neill at the beginning of the broadcast about if the 8-game win-streak was the “real” Yankees team….but this is the real Yankees team. The lack of life falls on Girardi’s head.

  549. BBB July 28th, 2008 at 8:07 pm

    Guthrie is pitching a no-hitter. Unbelievable.

  550. Bid July 28th, 2008 at 8:07 pm

    I hope Melky isn’t here on Aug 1.

  551. DFox July 28th, 2008 at 8:07 pm

    Guiseppe Franco, you truly are an idiot. You change your position so often it’s difficult to keep up with it. You said yesterday when they SWEEP, there’s a let down. What is the let down from??? Loosing 9-2? They were high after that?

    They ALWAYS have trouble with the Orioles. You’re always trying to create trouble. Just stop already, I thought maybe you would after like 4 people stated they didn’t like you yesterday.

  552. S.A.- I still believe in this team July 28th, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    This dude has a no hitter going on. Ugh

  553. G July 28th, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    Leave it to the yankees to make this kid look like the greatest pitcher…ever

  554. Pedrooooooooooo July 28th, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    sorry everyone, i am mentally retarded i haven’t taken my medication yet

  555. Fran July 28th, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    Maybe the Yankee at-bats will be better the second time through the line-up.

  556. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 28th, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    We’ll see what Guthrie does the second time through the line up.

  557. D Rock July 28th, 2008 at 8:09 pm

    WHEN WILL YOU PEOPLE GET IT???!?!!!

    There’s one idiotic troll (I’ve appropriated his name to make this point) who picks someone EVERY WEEK to mimic. When they call him on it, he accuses them of having multiple names and fighting with themselves.

    It’s the SAME THING, EVERY WEEK.

    And people don’t get it.

    Pete won’t do anything about it – he wouldn’t do anything to disrupt hits to the blog/paper!

  558. Laura - Joba is indeed the real deal!! July 28th, 2008 at 8:09 pm

    Walk him!!!

  559. Corey July 28th, 2008 at 8:09 pm

    man you guys are pessimistic SOB’s. CANT WIN EM ALL or get 15 hits a game. Chill out.

  560. tim boat July 28th, 2008 at 8:09 pm

    Answer to the trivia question: David Wells is the only O’s pitcher to win a play off game in Yankee Stadium. 1996 ALCS Game 2

  561. the last joey July 28th, 2008 at 8:09 pm

    well this game is over baring some miracle. i guess ill go watch some bachelorette now (end sarcasm)

  562. pat July 28th, 2008 at 8:09 pm

    Moose tutoring A-Rod on pop-ups?

  563. Pedro July 28th, 2008 at 8:09 pm

    I’m out. No fun being impersonated by some retarded kid.

  564. Tom Terrific July 28th, 2008 at 8:10 pm

    I live for Pedro’s antics.

    Beats watching this team tonight.

  565. tim boat July 28th, 2008 at 8:10 pm

    I’m going to be optimistic and say the Yankees will get 2 hits off Gutherie tonight.

  566. J-Dawg--Veintisiete en '08, (Santana's not here, he's not coming!!!!) July 28th, 2008 at 8:10 pm

    Millar is retired, that gets a fist pump from me. ;)

  567. Olan July 28th, 2008 at 8:10 pm

    oh oh…perfect game comming…

  568. Tom Terrific July 28th, 2008 at 8:10 pm

    Fake Pedro = D Rock = Tom Terrific.

  569. D Rock July 28th, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    Why are you stealing my handle to make your lame point whoever you are?

  570. Whiff (Cano's bat) July 28th, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    They ALWAYS have trouble with the Orioles. You’re always trying to create trouble. Just stop already, I thought maybe you would after like 4 people stated they didn’t like you yesterday.

    Not always, but really bad this year. The Orioles just hit our pitching and we can’t hit theirs. Not sure why, just a thing this year.

  571. DFox July 28th, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    Oh please, stop the drama. The Yankees have hit a number of balls hard tonight. There’s still a very good chance they’ll win the game. No one is getting no-hit.

  572. Pedrooooooooooo July 28th, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    i like to bark like a dog some one whip me in the As*

  573. Pedro July 28th, 2008 at 8:12 pm

    I’m out.

  574. Laura - Joba is indeed the real deal!! July 28th, 2008 at 8:12 pm

    Moose at 75 pitches. He’s got one inning left probably.

  575. D Rock July 28th, 2008 at 8:12 pm

    Waaaaah! I’m a troll and I cry when someone calls me on it! Waaaah!

  576. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} July 28th, 2008 at 8:12 pm

    Right. Second time through the order. Let’s see what they can do.

  577. Andy July 28th, 2008 at 8:12 pm

    Going to get worse facing Yankee Killer tomorrow.

  578. DFox July 28th, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    “Not always, but really bad this year. The Orioles just hit our pitching and we can’t hit theirs. Not sure why, just a thing this year.”

    Yeah, but I mean like tonight they’ve hit a number of balls hard, Jeter was robbed, I really think the bats should come around tonight.

    The Yankees are going to need to figure out a way to beat them. Afterall, they are in last place.

  579. Andrew July 28th, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    Rebecca – you should send an e-mail to Pete about this troll – if this crap doesn’t get him banned, it’s time to boycott the blog, IMO.

  580. D Rock July 28th, 2008 at 8:14 pm

    You’re the one stealing my handle. And I’m the troll? See. It’s the same guy doing the Pedro crap. Maturity is high here.

  581. S.A.- I still believe in this team July 28th, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    just get a hit

  582. the last joey July 28th, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    FINALLY!

  583. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 28th, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    Andrew: don’t worry about it. I’m a big girl :)

    Oh hey look! A base runner!

  584. Leaster July 28th, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    Just what Pete needs to do. Babysit for you people. I’m sure that brightens his day.

  585. S.A.- I still believe in this team July 28th, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    Thank YOU Johnny Damon!

  586. Pedro July 28th, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    LETS GO REDSOX WOOT WOOT WOOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  587. J-Dawg--Veintisiete en '08, (Santana's not here, he's not coming!!!!) July 28th, 2008 at 8:16 pm

    A single from Damon, hopefully that can be the building block to a big inning.

  588. Andrew July 28th, 2008 at 8:16 pm

    My name is Andrew.

  589. Leaster July 28th, 2008 at 8:16 pm

    Fake Pedro = D Rock = Tom Terrific = Leaster

  590. NongEyeJon July 28th, 2008 at 8:16 pm

    How many dP’s is that for Jeter?

  591. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 28th, 2008 at 8:16 pm

    That was short lived.

  592. the last joey July 28th, 2008 at 8:16 pm

    and of corse, like clockwork, jeter hits into a dp

  593. Buzz ( Joba for Rookie of the Year ) July 28th, 2008 at 8:16 pm

    thats 17 DP?

  594. Band Aids July 28th, 2008 at 8:17 pm

    Lohud really needs Typepad.

  595. S.A.- I still believe in this team July 28th, 2008 at 8:17 pm

    derek..

  596. Laura - Joba is indeed the real deal!! July 28th, 2008 at 8:17 pm

    I wonder if Jeter knows how often he hits into DPs.

  597. tim boat July 28th, 2008 at 8:17 pm

    has this Yankee propaganda network given the Jeter DP tally at any point this season?

  598. NongEyeJon July 28th, 2008 at 8:17 pm

    Momentum killer by Jeter. I’ve seen it over and over again this year.

  599. G July 28th, 2008 at 8:17 pm

    time to trade jeter.
    he stinksssssss

  600. Guiseppe Franco July 28th, 2008 at 8:17 pm

    DFox,

    I told you 30 times that the Yanks always suffer a letdown after a Boston series. Not once did I say anything about last night’s result having any effect on this series.

    You kept saying there was no such thing as a “Boston hangover” and I said there was. Period.

    And I really couldn’t care less that GI Joe and miggs don’t like me. I think I can handle some morons who don’t like what I have to say.

    There’s a lot of people who don’t like SJ44 for whatever reason but that doesn’t change anything.

  601. John H July 28th, 2008 at 8:17 pm

    lol Paul O’Neill is funny.

  602. Leaster July 28th, 2008 at 8:17 pm

    Band aids – typepad sucks.

  603. Phil July 28th, 2008 at 8:17 pm

    He doesn’t even run hard on them anymore.

  604. D Rock July 28th, 2008 at 8:17 pm

    Just leave Sox troll.

  605. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} July 28th, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    There isn’t any point. Nothing gets done.

    That double play was not a great help.

  606. John July 28th, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    DP’s are a fact of life for a #2 hitter.

  607. S.A.- I still believe in this team July 28th, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    can we release derek jeter please he stink release him now this bump

  608. stuart July 28th, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    Jeter 2 days in a row DP’s when it matters.. How many Dp’s is he up to?

    Man the offense went on vacation again…at least make the guy throw pitches and get to the pen…..

  609. Matt July 28th, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    Again, another terrible at bat by Jeter in a HUGE spot where they can get back in the game. When will they drop him in the lineup? Or at the very least, SEND A RUNNER with him in a double play situation. Damon has a big at bat to get on where they can chip away and make this a game again and Jeter with another horrible, crippling DP in a big spot.

    Even though a lot of you are fanboys and won’t criticize, Jeter is the single greatest reason we are where we are. Put the Jeter of last year on this roster and we’re in first place right now.

  610. Jason July 28th, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    seriously, what is it with Jeter and DP’s?

  611. D Rock July 28th, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    I’ll be writing Pete about my handle being stolen and someone impersonating me. Thanks Sox troll.

  612. NongEyeJon July 28th, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    Phil..thats the aspect I’ve noticed. I dont know if he’s not running as hard, but I’ve noticed that he just doesnt beat them out anymore.

  613. Orenthal July 28th, 2008 at 8:20 pm

    Sometimes you have it. Some days you don’t. You are only as good as your starting pitcher.

  614. BBB July 28th, 2008 at 8:20 pm

    Wow. Jeter absolutely killing us with all the DPs. He didn’t hit into any for what seemed like a week or 2, and now theyre back like gangbusters.

  615. S.A.- I still believe in this team July 28th, 2008 at 8:20 pm

    OMG CMON!!!

  616. eric in australia July 28th, 2008 at 8:20 pm

    Its coming to the point where Damon should just try to steal when hes on 1st and jeter is at the plate

  617. sunny615 July 28th, 2008 at 8:20 pm

    jesus christ – jeter’s back to his rally killing ways. Grife – is he the league leader in GIDP’s yet?

  618. Andrew July 28th, 2008 at 8:20 pm

    Maybe Jeter should always bunt.

  619. S.A.- I still believe in this team July 28th, 2008 at 8:20 pm

    S.A.- I still believe in this team July 28th, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    can we release derek jeter please he stink release him now this bump

    How cute. Now I have an impersonator

  620. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 28th, 2008 at 8:20 pm

    Guys, it’s a 4-0 game. One bad inning from the Orioles is all we need.

    We got baserunners this inning.

    We’ll get runs next.

  621. Laura - Joba is indeed the real deal!! July 28th, 2008 at 8:20 pm

    You know where we make our mistake? By getting mad at the trolls and engaging them in dialogue. Instead, we should take pity on them. I mean, think about it. Their lives are so pathetic that all they have to do to occupy their time is to come on a sports blog and act like a 5 yr old brat? How sad is that?

    Most of us are here because we love the Yankees and we want to engaging in conversations with other Yankee fans while the game is on. Makes sense. To come here to act like an idiot is a sign of either mental illness or just plain stupidity. And that my friends is something we should pity. It’s sad, very sad.

  622. David NY July 28th, 2008 at 8:21 pm

    Definite Boston hangover tonight.

  623. cwebzzz July 28th, 2008 at 8:21 pm

    how did hughes do tn???

  624. Crap July 28th, 2008 at 8:21 pm

    I DONT BELIEVE IT!

  625. Paddy R July 28th, 2008 at 8:21 pm

    jeter really hurting us in a lot of key spots with the dbp.

    good job by moose settling down.

    keep it here and have an inning let’s find a way to get this game.

  626. NongEyeJon July 28th, 2008 at 8:21 pm

    Well…no mention of Jeter’s ridiculous tendency to kill rallies, or possible ones, at this point. Everyone has to laud him…but what about criticizing him when he’s played poorly.

  627. G July 28th, 2008 at 8:21 pm

    the thing that kills me is that the freaking hobbit they got at second in boston has MORE home runs than jeter. HOW is that POSSIBLE?! Pedroia is like 2 and a half feet tall! the BATS are taller than him! He can BARELY hold the BAT! Jeter should be ashamed.

  628. stuart July 28th, 2008 at 8:21 pm

    Am I imagining things or do the Yanks have trouble with hard throwers?
    I mean Beckett throws hard but the likes of cabrera and Burnett kill this team.

    Jeter with 17 Dp’s is not good sportsfans……

  629. Jacob July 28th, 2008 at 8:21 pm

    The only thing Jeter is captain of is the night life. Maybe Arod and him will join forces at the nudie bars!

  630. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 28th, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    Matt: Jeter wasn’t much better in the ALDS last year.

  631. sunny615 July 28th, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    2008 AL Ground Into Double Play Leaders

    Hitters Team AB GIDP
    Vladimir Guerrero Ana 362 17
    Lyle Overbay Tor 344 16
    Jhonny Peralta Cle 375 15
    Derek Jeter NYY 393 15
    Edgar Renteria Det 342 15
    Magglio Ordonez Det 340 14
    Alex Rios Tor 406 14
    Casey Kotchman Ana 368 14
    Billy Butler KC 268 13
    Carlos Quentin ChiWS 369 13
    Joe Mauer Min 328 13
    Julio Lugo Bos 261 13
    Torii Hunter Ana 367 12
    Justin Morneau Min 396 12
    Bobby Crosby Oak 366 12
    Michael Young Tex 429 12
    Jose Guillen KC 389 12
    Kurt Suzuki Oak 350 12
    Yuniesky Betancourt Sea 357 12
    Jose Lopez Sea 414 11
    Robinson Cano NYY 385 11
    Delmon Young Min 373 11
    Nick Swisher ChiWS 346 11
    Orlando Cabrera ChiWS 420 11
    Manny Ramirez Bos 354 11
    Paul Konerko ChiWS 283 11
    Raul Ibanez Sea 404 11
    Melvin Mora Bal 365 11
    Emil Brown Oak 313 11
    Gary Sheffield Det 234 11
    Jim Thome ChiWS 316 11
    Jason Varitek Bos 283 10
    Bobby Abreu NYY 393 10
    Vernon Wells Tor 254 10
    David Ortiz Bos 222 10
    Jermaine Dye ChiWS 372 10
    Joe Crede ChiWS 310 10
    J.D. Drew Bos 309 10
    Dioner Navarro TB 267 10
    Miguel Cabrera Det 391 10

  632. Pedro July 28th, 2008 at 8:23 pm

    This loss is on Rebecca.

  633. S.A.- I still believe in this team July 28th, 2008 at 8:23 pm

    Alright, come on Moose

  634. Matt July 28th, 2008 at 8:23 pm

    The last inning is symbolic of how bad this offense has been this year. Even in the 8 game winning streak the offense was lucky that the pitching shut out the other team until they’d put up 3 or 4 and cruise to the win.

    Down 4 runs, the pitcher keeping them in the game. A leadoff single. What happens? Jeter with a weak at bat hits into a crippling DP. Abreu walks on 5 pitches. What happens? A-Rod dribbles into an out. All this team needed to do was score one run and chip away, and they didn’t even come close, and barely made him even throw 10 pitches in the inning.

    Unless these guys FOCUS WITH RUNNERS ON BASE, they will never score enough runs to win in big games. Jeter’s DP was pathetic, and he barely hustled down the line. A fastball inner half, and he’s so stubborn trying to inside out it that he hits it weakly to 2nd. When they throw you a fastball off the plate inside, maybe STOP TRYING TO SLAP AT IT?

  635. Laura - Joba is indeed the real deal!! July 28th, 2008 at 8:23 pm

    Oh, God. Now we have to hear the Manny story on YES. Didn’t we hear enough of this yesterday?

  636. G July 28th, 2008 at 8:23 pm

    Thanks sunny for that useless post.

  637. NongEyeJon July 28th, 2008 at 8:24 pm

    Stone-hands Giambi has reappeared.

  638. E-Man July 28th, 2008 at 8:24 pm

    It’s time to take the Captain out of the #2 spot.. Move up Abreu and stick Giambi in the #3. Put Jeter down in the lineup for a little while or start resting him.. Right now he’s not helping.

  639. S.A.- I still believe in this team but did the offense go missing again? July 28th, 2008 at 8:25 pm

    Dang it

  640. NongEyeJon July 28th, 2008 at 8:25 pm

    I don’t know if Giambi is helping much either lately. He’s stopped hitting.

  641. Whiff (Cano's bat) July 28th, 2008 at 8:26 pm

    This is not a Boston hangover. This is just a bad team tonight.

    No matter how optimist some of you want to be, this is going to be a loss. They are not hitting Cy Young Guthrie tonight. Their swings stink, plate discipline is absent, and there is no energy tonight.

  642. Jacob July 28th, 2008 at 8:26 pm

    Manny is on fire! 2 RBI’s already. Yank’s could be going on another streak, a LOSING streak.

  643. Laura - Joba is indeed the real deal!! July 28th, 2008 at 8:26 pm

    Still no outs.

  644. S.A.- I still believe in this team but did the offense go missing again? July 28th, 2008 at 8:26 pm

    Oy vey

  645. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 28th, 2008 at 8:26 pm

    This loss can’t be on me–I’m not at the game ;)

  646. NongEyeJon July 28th, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    Wow…talk about lifeless. I’m glad that millionaires that play a kid’s game feel they can rip off 54,000 fans like this.

  647. Fran July 28th, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    Moose loosing it again. I think he’s about done for the evening.

    By the way I can’t see Boston trading Manny this week. He is too valuable to him.

  648. Y's Guy July 28th, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    gotta get moose outta there.

  649. Russell W July 28th, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    Well, time to focus on the next game

  650. Whiff (Cano's bat) July 28th, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    Lazy effort by Abreu.

    Well, hope for 2 out of 3 from this series.

    Right now, they have been outscored 14- 2 over the last 2 games. Haven’t scored a run in 8 innings.

  651. Fran July 28th, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    I meant to0 valuable to them.

  652. Matt July 28th, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    Game over. This is once again ALL on the offense.

    When you don’t score and chip away after a pitcher keeps you in the game, the other team will ALWAYS TACK ON RUNS to put you away.

    Lack of offense contributes to lack of pitching. Jeter’s DP’s cost them tremendously. That DP cost them 2, possibly 3 runs of a swing. The run of Damon, and the 2 runs of Roberts and possibly Jones by making the other team gain momentum.

    Jeter’s DP killed any chance of winning the game. Just as it did yesterday. Jeter is the player hurting this team more than any other this season. It’s time to drop him in the lineup, or our offense will suffer tremendously with him in the 2 hole.

    STOP BEING STUBBORN BASED ON HIS PAST AND REPUTATION JOE. HE IS NOT DOING IT, DROP HIM NOW.

  653. E-Man July 28th, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    I don’t know if Giambi is helping much either lately. He’s stopped hitting.

    This is true but I would argue that Jeter has been far worse with the Double plays this year. When Jason makes an out it’s 1.. when Jeter makes an out it’s starting to become 2.

  654. 86w183 July 28th, 2008 at 8:28 pm

    This is gonna get ugly… everyone in the stadium is flat, just like most everything Moose throws up there.

    Jeter’s GIDP problem is frustrating, but no more than Girardi’s failure to adjust to it. If Jeter’s habitually rolling the ball in these situations, call for a freakin’ hit and run! It’s not rocket surgery….

  655. Laura - Joba is indeed the real deal!! July 28th, 2008 at 8:28 pm

    Manny always gets hot after he does his “trade me” routine.

  656. Bronx Jeers July 28th, 2008 at 8:28 pm

    Washburn’s price is going up by the inning.

  657. fleas (gardner races greyhounds) July 28th, 2008 at 8:28 pm

    I just don’t get how this team can looks so good and so bad in a matter of hours.

    This Jeter DP crap is really telling me that he needs to be moved down in the line-up. he is clearly not doing his job, but who is?

    If Melky swings at one more first pitch he and Long both need to be fined.

    Ughh. THe O’s sure have Moose’s number tonight.

  658. Bell July 28th, 2008 at 8:28 pm

    This place is unreadable during losses.

  659. V July 28th, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    For those that didn’t want to trade for Manny. He just put the red sox ahead with a 2 run single. Time for the Sox put some distance between us and them again. After all the trade talks, all the questions, the guy just locks in and gets the job done. He is impervious to criticism and distractions. Amazing.

    The way our offense was clicking, we should be owning Baltimore right now. Come on guys, pick it up.

  660. hey July 28th, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    I haven’t been able to watch one second of a Yankees game several days before the All-Star game, and I sure am happy that this game has turned out for the best.

  661. Laura - Joba is indeed the real deal!! July 28th, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    I guess we shouldn’t be surprised by this. The team has been a see saw act all year long. We should have known that 8 straight wins was going to be followed by # straight losses.

  662. BBB July 28th, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    Yeah, I don’t see the sense of leaving him in. He’s labored through the start and has now thrown enough pitches.

  663. 27 this year July 28th, 2008 at 8:30 pm

    Yo guys this is a really interesting list I found posted at mlbtraderumors.com.

    Check it out

    A List of “Aces” and “#2s”, along with their Quality Starts listed first and then their overall games started, and then the total of games that were within 1 IP or 1 ER of being a QS, and the last number after the equals is their “Bad Starts” like this */* + * = *:

    For those that don’t know, a quality start is 6+ IP and 3 or less ERs… So the “+ *” means they met the 3 or less ER limit, but had only 5, 5.1, or 5.2 IP… Or they had 6 + IP and gave up 4 ERs… This is also commonly referred to as a near quality start…

    Pitchers failing to start 28+ games were moved down a tier to create a curve for grading.

    #1 Pitchers (regardless of rotation spot on their team, 5 or less bad games)
    Jake Peavy 28/34 + 3 = 3
    Dan Haren 28/34 + 3 = 3
    Johan Santana 21/33 + 9 = 3
    John Lackey 24/33 + 6 = 3
    Brad Penny 26/33 + 3 = 4
    Fausto Carmona 26/32 + 2 = 4
    C.C. Sabathia 25/34 + 4 = 5
    John Smoltz 26/32 + 1 = 5
    Erik Bedard 21/28 + 2 = 5
    Chien-Ming Wang 20/30 + 5 = 5
    Josh Beckett 20/30 + 5 = 5

    #2 Pitchers (regardless of rotation spot on their team, 8 or less bad games)
    Adam Wainwright 21/32 + 5 = 6
    Justin Verlander 21/32 + 5 = 6
    Brandon Webb 22/34 + 6 = 6
    Roy Oswalt 21/32 + 5 = 6
    Javier Vazquez 20/32 + 6 = 6
    Cole Hamels 16/28 + 6 = 6
    Paul Byrd 15/31 + 10 = 6
    Scott Kazmir 19/34 + 8 = 7
    Roy Halladay 21/31 + 3 = 7
    Kelvim Escobar 20/30 + 3 = 7
    Tim Hudson 25/34 + 1 = 8
    Tom Glavine 23/34 + 3 = 8
    Gil Meche 23/34 + 3 = 8
    Greg Maddux 18/34 + 8 = 8
    Miguel Batista 19/32 + 5 = 8
    Derek Lowe 19/32 + 5 = 8
    Tom Gorzelanny 19/32 + 5 = 8
    John Maine 17/32 + 7 = 8
    Oliver Perez 16/29 + 5 = 8
    Felix Hernandez 15/30 + 7 = 8
    Jered Weaver 16/28 + 4 = 8

    #3 Pitchers (regardless of rotation spot on their team, 12 or less bad games)
    A.J. Burnett 17/25 + 2 = 6
    Noah Lowry 13/26 + 7 = 6
    *Shaun Marcum 15/25 + 4 = 6
    *Chad Billingsley 9/20 + 5 = 6
    Brian Bannister 15/27 + 5 = 7
    Dustin McGowan 18/27 + 1 = 8
    Andy Pettitte 22/34 + 3 = 9
    Carlos Silva 20/33 + 4 = 9
    Jeff Francis 19/34 + 6 = 9
    Jarrod Washburn 17/32 + 6 = 9
    Joe Blanton 20/34 + 4 = 10
    Daisuke Matsuzaka 18/32 + 4 = 10
    Braden Looper 18/30 + 2 = 10
    Tim Wakefield 15/31 + 6 = 10
    Dave Bush 15/31 + 6 = 10
    Carlos Zambrano18/34 + 5 = 11
    Jamie Moyer 18/33 + 4 = 11
    Ted Lilly 20/34 + 3 = 11
    Aaron Harang 20/34 + 2 = 12
    Doug Davis 19/33 + 2 = 12
    Jason Marquis 15/33 + 6 = 12

    #4 & #5 Pitchers (regardless of rotation spot on their team, 13+ bad games)

    * = reliever for the first part of the season, but dominated most starts.

  664. Y's Guy July 28th, 2008 at 8:30 pm

    phillies came back from 5 run deficits twice this weekend. the yankees can do the same.

    Let’s Go Yankee!!!!!

  665. Laura - Joba is indeed the real deal!! July 28th, 2008 at 8:31 pm

    Moose at 90 pitches. Who are they going to run in there next? Robertson?

  666. V July 28th, 2008 at 8:31 pm

    You can’t win every game.

  667. Whiff (Cano's bat) July 28th, 2008 at 8:31 pm

    This place is unreadable during losses.

    So are you saying the game is over?

  668. E-Man July 28th, 2008 at 8:31 pm

    Washburn’s price is going up by the inning.

    I don’t think so.

  669. cwebzzz July 28th, 2008 at 8:32 pm

    Houston we have a problem… We need your ace.. Oswalt for HUghes and Kennedy

  670. S.A.- I still believe in this team but did the offense go missing again? July 28th, 2008 at 8:32 pm

    down 6 runs. come on Yankees and fight back
    Start chipping away now

  671. Laura - Joba is indeed the real deal!! July 28th, 2008 at 8:32 pm

    Guthrie is at 51 pitches. We aren’t making him work hard at all.

  672. Matt July 28th, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    This isn’t just a letdown. This is a give up. It’s pathetic. The Yankees do not care to beat Baltimore this year. Their lack of effort every time the Orioles step onto the field is appalling. They do not focus at the plate. They boot routine balls. They make horrible pitches to hitters who aren’t great hitters.

    The Orioles are in the Yankees’ heads, and you know what’s worse? They don’t even try. The effort tonight is beyond disgraceful. It’s the kind of effort that should be resulting in fines across the board. You can’t have “rock bottom” every time you face this team if you ever want to make the playoffs.

    8 in a row means nothing because the last 2 games, they have played like they are a minor league team. 8 game winning streak to a 2 or possibly more losing streak as they play Baltimore and the Angels. 2 steps forward, 2 steps back. The story of the season. They had them on the ropes this weekend and gave away 2 games now to give them a chance with lackluster effort.

  673. Laura - Joba is indeed the real deal!! July 28th, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    “You can’t win every game.”

    No, but you should win the games you’re supposed to win. The O’s aren’t in last place for nothing. They stink. We’re supposed to eat them for dinner. Instead, they are beating us like we’re a bad habit.

  674. cwebzzz July 28th, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    V
    July 28th, 2008 at 8:31 pm
    You can’t win every game.

    I hate that statement more then anything. The yankees have put themselves in this position.. Its august and were about to be 4 games out of first place. Every game is a must win. Yes we cut the lead in the races down but we need overtake two teams and one is boston and the other is Tampa who has put themselves in such a good position that they can play 500 play in the second half and make the postseason. Thats wht every game is a must win at this point..

  675. V July 28th, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    Mets are up 2 zip.

  676. E-Man July 28th, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    We aren’t making him work hard at all.

    That’s pretty much been the story of the season. There should be no shock at this point.

  677. Laura - Joba is indeed the real deal!! July 28th, 2008 at 8:35 pm

    Paulie says that he doesn’t want to make excuses and then he does. LOL!

  678. Fran July 28th, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    Laura is right. These are the teams the Yanks need to beat up on. Especially with the Angels coming in for 4 games this weekend.

  679. Terry from New Hampshire July 28th, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    This night is just one big freakin bummer.. Nothing from pitching to hitting. Damn Orioles!!

  680. fleas (gardner races greyhounds) July 28th, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    Why is it that the pitcher always has *everything going* when it’s never the Yankees Bats have *nothing going*.

  681. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 28th, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    Orioles = Kryptonite.

    Right, I’m out if it’ll get the trolls to stop. Later.

  682. V July 28th, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    Name me a team that has gone 162 and 0.

  683. Crap July 28th, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    Another complete game shut out

  684. Todd July 28th, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    I am offering 2 tickets to tomorrow’s game for $50. Let me know where to send you the tickets and a check…..

  685. Laura - Joba is indeed the real deal!! July 28th, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    Is this guy a friend of Pukelis? (j/k)

  686. Sean the DisabledMess July 28th, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    Pete, I want you to know that I’m going to have something to say tonight about “that” site.

  687. Matt July 28th, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    See look, a HBP to get a lucky baserunner. A good team would make them pay and put 2 on the board to get back in the game. But look at who’s coming up. First pitch swinger Melky Cabrera.

  688. Guiseppe Franco July 28th, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    Alan Horne couldn’t have been worse tonight for Scranton:

    1.0 IP, 2 H, 5 ER, 5 BB, 0 K — 43 pitches, only 16 strikes

    Horne has just had a horrendous season any way you cut it.

  689. S.A.- I still believe in this team but did the offense go missing again? July 28th, 2008 at 8:38 pm

    Well Nady, you got on base..

  690. tim boat July 28th, 2008 at 8:38 pm

    great Melk dud up with 2 out

  691. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} July 28th, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    They’re hitting the ball hard – just AT people.

  692. Phil July 28th, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    Horne’s been hurt all year.

    We better hit one of them.

  693. Matt July 28th, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    Do the Yankees know that the last place team is in town tonight? They’re barely putting up a fight. They should give out refunds to the fans who paid a fortune to go to this game- from the players’ salaries.

  694. Fran July 28th, 2008 at 8:40 pm

    Wow – 1 hit through 5 innings. Unbelievable. And then probably on the post game show we’ll hear the Yanks tell us how great Guthrie was

  695. Russell W July 28th, 2008 at 8:40 pm

    “This place is unreadable during losses.”

    No ch*t. I think people are just frustrated because they like to watch the Yankees but they know the game is over. And there is nothing better to do, I’m turning on a movie right now lol. It’s games like this that is the reason I only buy $20 bleacher seats. If I payed $100 for this game I wouldn’t be very happy!

  696. ellen July 28th, 2008 at 8:40 pm

    Boy, Pete picked the right game to miss!

  697. Matt July 28th, 2008 at 8:40 pm

    How could a contending team be so intimidated by the last place team in their division? Embarrassing doesn’t even describe the way we have played against Baltimore this year. And Moose has not been that awful.

    Maybe if we scored him a run or two he’d have a chance to swing some momentum back and shut them down?

  698. BBB July 28th, 2008 at 8:41 pm

    Well, Boston hangover or not, disappointing performance tonight to say the least. Very “glass jaw” – one bout of adversity knocked them down for the count, and are now just laying down. They’d been showing some fight recently, so it really sucks to see them reverting back toward their old ways now.

  699. Laura - Joba is indeed the real deal!! July 28th, 2008 at 8:41 pm

    “Why is it that the pitcher always has *everything going* when it’s never the Yankees Bats have *nothing going*.”

    I hate listening to the interviews after a loss because they are always putting it on the other team’s pitcher instead of saying that our hitters suck. Only Andy Petitte has been willing to openly say that they suck.

  700. E-Man July 28th, 2008 at 8:41 pm

    They should give out refunds to the fans who paid a fortune to go to this game- from the players’ salaries.

    That would be awesome if they did that.

  701. Sal July 28th, 2008 at 8:41 pm

    When this team quits they really quit.

  702. Yankk July 28th, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    Great Cabrera 2 hitter tomorrow.

  703. S.A.- I still believe in this team but did the offense go missing again? July 28th, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    Yikes. Come on David

  704. Al from BK July 28th, 2008 at 8:45 pm

    Wow 2 stinkers in a row so much for that 8 game streak. One of these losses is ok but 2 in a row teams like that dont make the playoffs. Following 2 losses tomorrow Razzy the great pitches.

  705. Yankk July 28th, 2008 at 8:45 pm

    Laura you missed the part of the game that is about respect and class. What would the Yanks have thought last week if the Twins said Moose was average and they played bad? Grow up and get a clue.

  706. russomcbo78 July 28th, 2008 at 8:45 pm

    oh lord,
    another pathetic game

  707. BBB July 28th, 2008 at 8:46 pm

    Even Robertson looks bad, thats how you know it’s not your night

  708. Laura - Joba is indeed the real deal!! July 28th, 2008 at 8:46 pm

    “Grow up and get a clue.”

    Go to hell and kiss my rear.

    Happy?

  709. Al from BK July 28th, 2008 at 8:46 pm

    Last night was the obligatory we won 8 in a row games and tonight is the obligatory we just played boston game. This team is terrible. Moose picked a fine day for his worst performance of the year.

  710. ANKSY July 28th, 2008 at 8:46 pm

    Every once in a while I sneak a peek to see if I’ve been missing anything worthwhile in the game posts.

    Apparently not.

  711. Al from BK July 28th, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    How do you get owned by the Orioles? I understand getting beaten up at Fenway in the final game of a series but the opener against Baltimore jeez louise.

  712. Matt July 28th, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    Seriously, they should investigate whether the Orioles are stealing signs. They know every pitch that is coming in every count and are sitting on every pitch that is thrown. The Orioles always do this kind of stuff every time they are in Yankee Stadium, seeming to know where and when every pitch is coming.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if they’re exploiting something with the signals. They should drill someone.

  713. NongEyeJon July 28th, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    I think those of us on here that complain on this site when the Yanks play like this are just used to seeing this version of the Yankees. There just seems to be a lack of fight, but more importantly, the Yanks feel like they can just give games away, and that is downright awful. At this point in the season, when the playoffs are no longer a guarantee, no game can be just frivolously tossed aside. They have underestimated the Orioles as the Yanks assume that the Orioles have nothing to play for…but here, it looks like the O’s are still in the race and the Yanks have nothing to play for.

  714. V July 28th, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    We got a good team here. We can’t win every game. Moose had Bern great all season. He deserved one bad game.

  715. Phil July 28th, 2008 at 8:49 pm

    Nice play, Jete.

  716. tim boat July 28th, 2008 at 8:50 pm

    Great jump and first step on the ball Jeter, my grandmother could have done better than that.

  717. Yankk July 28th, 2008 at 8:50 pm

    Classy, Laura.

  718. Marc from Portland Maine July 28th, 2008 at 8:50 pm

    LA is now on top of Boston with 3-2 :)

  719. Al from BK July 28th, 2008 at 8:50 pm

    LA is back on top and so are the Jays. I’ll be even more pissed because we couldve made up ground.

  720. Matt July 28th, 2008 at 8:50 pm

    And on top of this, the Yankees have given up. 0 runs through 5? How pathetic. The Orioles have one of the worst pitching staffs in baseball. When you score 0, you lose, EVERY TIME. This is the offense and not the pitching. You will continue to give up tack on runs until you make the other team think they aren’t going to run away with it, and when you do nothing like they have done, you will get pounded regardless of who you are facing.

    A pathetic effort all around tonight. They should be embarrassed, but of course why would they care, they make $20 million a year.

  721. Laura - Joba is indeed the real deal!! July 28th, 2008 at 8:51 pm

    Angels up 3-2.

  722. V July 28th, 2008 at 8:51 pm

    We need a SS with range next year.

  723. NongEyeJon July 28th, 2008 at 8:51 pm

    Girardi looks pissed…i only hope he tells it like it really is after this game and doesn’t sugarcoat things like usual.

  724. tim boat July 28th, 2008 at 8:51 pm

    Rasner pitching tomorrow, another give away game and then they close out with week with the Angels. We’ll be 8 games back before you know it. Big thanks to Captain Rally Killer

  725. sdjohn July 28th, 2008 at 8:52 pm

    Matt,
    It’s easy to hit rockets all over the field with thigh high middle of the plate 85mph fastballs. You don’t need to steal signs to tee off on that. We don’t match up well for whatever damn reason against the Orioles. Same goes with the Angels. Could be a long week. .500 and I’ll be happy with that!

  726. Laura - Joba is indeed the real deal!! July 28th, 2008 at 8:52 pm

    “Classy, Laura.”

    Don’t tell me you’re disappointed. I gave you exactly what you wanted. Nothing in my post required your nasty comment. You did it to get me riled up. I’m just giving you the response you wanted.

  727. Al from BK July 28th, 2008 at 8:52 pm

    The time of mulligan games has passed the Yanks have 50 something games left and only have 58 wins..eek!

  728. tim boat July 28th, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    here’s one Girardi quote I can already see coming. “They just hit a few balls right where Jetes couldn’t get to it” Yeah, that would be 2 and a half steps to either side of him.

  729. Al from BK July 28th, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    Jete HAS to be leading baseball in GIDP. Every situation he rolls his hands over its so annoying.

  730. RhapsodyInBlue July 28th, 2008 at 8:54 pm

    6-2 Angels, have a great shower Dice-K

  731. ThecanoCannon (Second Half Record--8-1 1/2) July 28th, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    now 6-2 angels hunter has some kind of bat flip

  732. MJR (Shut Up Steve Phillips) July 28th, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    Dice-K is getting lit up.

  733. MrMulligan July 28th, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    Dice-K IMPLODES:

    6-2 LAA…gives up 5 ER in the 6th, recoding ZERO outs…LOL

  734. tim boat July 28th, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    Crap. Now we may have lost Robertson as that could do it for his confidence.

  735. S.A.- I still believe in this team but did the offense go missing again? July 28th, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    Um, yeah now this game might be over.:(

  736. V July 28th, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    Game over folks. Good night. Pathetic.

    At least the sox are going to lose.

  737. Al from BK July 28th, 2008 at 8:56 pm

    Oh the grand salami!!! Boston is getting pwnd 6-2 now as well that makes this a bit better.

  738. Russell W July 28th, 2008 at 8:56 pm

    “Red Sox Interested In Tejada”

    Just what the Sox need, another guy that absolutely kills us.

  739. G July 28th, 2008 at 8:56 pm

    this is an embarrassing team.

  740. MoBoy(aka McLovin) July 28th, 2008 at 8:57 pm

    Goodnight guys.Expect a trade by tomorrow for Washburn.Some of these staters(Mussina,Rasner,Ponson) and relievers(Robertson,Fransworth,) were due to get smaked around they weren’t gonna hold up this srtong for long.

  741. Matt July 28th, 2008 at 8:57 pm

    Matt – Shove it.

    Nowhere to be found when the Yankees are winning 8 in a row.

    They lose 2? You write novels about how much they suck.

  742. For $13 I'll be a Macadamia Nut July 28th, 2008 at 8:57 pm

    Not a good night in Yankeeland tonight. Pathetic pitching. Did Ponson give the pitchers pointers to make them look this bad tonight?

  743. Phil July 28th, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    Why didn’t Molina call for a curve? That’s Robertson’t out pitch.

    And that, folks, was the first homer Robertson has given up since we drafted him.

  744. cwebzzz July 28th, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    EVERYONE NEEDS TO LOOSE TONIGHT!!!

  745. Al from BK July 28th, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    I cant recall a whooping to a team this bad in awhile rest the regulars and brace for another one of these tomorrow from Razzy. Somehow I saw this game coming.

  746. Andrew July 28th, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    This blog should be closed to comments when the Yankees are losing or tied.

  747. S.A.- I still believe in this team but did the offense go missing again? July 28th, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    wow. this is the inning from hell

  748. Matt July 28th, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    Now it’s really game over. Way to show up Yankees. Great job, giving a great effort to the 50,000 fans who paid $50-100 each to go to the game on a weeknight when they probably have work too the next day. Congratulations team.

    Amazing how this team always goes to “rock bottom” every time they face the Orioles. A GIVE UP GAME IN A PENNANT RACE? Unbelievable. Games like last night and tonight can send a team into a tailspin regardless of whether they won 8 in a row or not. Unless the Yankees show effort tonight, they are going to start to doubt themselves and start losing games again. You have to turn this around and at least put in a token effort or you will lose the series, simple as that.

    Tonight is a disgrace. An embarrassment against one of the worst teams in the league. And this would have been avoided, had this team actually scored a run back when Moose was holding them down in the 3rd and 4th. All you had to do was chip away, and they put up a lackluster effort and didn’t.

    LACKLUSTER EFFORT.

    You can’t put that little effort into a game ever in a playoff chase. It’s one thing to lose 6-3 or 6-4 and fight back, but 11-0 just shows that you GAVE UP. No team ever gets pounded that badly unless they did not show up to the ballpark. At least if you score a few runs you know they’re playing a bit. Not even that tonight.

  749. cwebzzz July 28th, 2008 at 8:59 pm

    How did Hughes do tonight???

  750. lil' m July 28th, 2008 at 8:59 pm

    Wow the Yankees are really not happening tonight. Moose is doing a great job this season and is occasionally going to have bad games like this. But the offense and defense, which have been so strong, wow . . . How cool would it be if they had one of those messy come-from-behind 14-12 wins? Go Angels and Blue Jays lol.

  751. DFox July 28th, 2008 at 8:59 pm

    Guys, don’t worry. I’m going to the game tomorrow, and whenever I go, they win. I even was there during a Rasner outing, and they won. It’s practically a guaranteed win.

  752. Matt July 28th, 2008 at 8:59 pm

    Robertson isn’t ready for prime time.

  753. Phil July 28th, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    Hughes got rained out today and will pitch for Charleston tomorrow.

  754. Al from BK July 28th, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    Washburn should have been sitting in the dugout tonight having won last night. Cash dropped the ball give em Gardner he already proved that he sucks.

  755. JGNYC July 28th, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    Pete, seriously, time for registration? I think so. All this impersonation nonsense has really brought down the quality of this blog.

  756. Matt July 28th, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    Waaaaaaaaaaah! The Yankees didn’t win tonight! I DESERVE BETTER! Waaaaaaaaah!

  757. stuart July 28th, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    kiddies.. here is some perspective losers. like mclovin(idiot). they lsot tonight they played terrible.. Moose stunk, the hitters tunk, the pen stunk.. it counts as 1 loss, the only thing tht bothers me is the games should not have lost hurt double because of these bad outings like today.

    robertson has been humbled it happens….

    only morons like Mclovin think Washbum is some big star.. you will be all for the trade and when washbum fails you will be whining like the baby you are..

    they stunk tonight again I m wondering if the hard throwers are what kills this offense…..

    good night babies…

  758. S.A.- I still believe in this team but did the offense go missing again? July 28th, 2008 at 9:01 pm

    How did Hughes do tonight???

    He’s pitching tomorrow

  759. sdjohn July 28th, 2008 at 9:01 pm

    So after throwing up in my mouth a little, I decided to look at the minors box scores for some “good” news. Not to be. Horne got killed, and Charleston is getting no hit tonight. All the minors teams are losing and none of the top prospects have done much of nothing. Damn this sucks. I hope tomorrow is a better day.

  760. stuart July 28th, 2008 at 9:02 pm

    al from Bk.. really are you that friggin stupid.. yeah Gardner stinks he has no chance… are you 8 or 10 years old?????

    loser…

  761. Al from BK July 28th, 2008 at 9:02 pm

    Yanks gave up when they got home at 4 AM today this game was a throw away since they got home. Dont expect it to get better with Rasner and his AA stuff tomorrow.

  762. RhapsodyInBlue July 28th, 2008 at 9:02 pm

    Matt
    Your parents deserved better and look what they got.

  763. gayle July 28th, 2008 at 9:02 pm

    As I aid last night, unfortunately, I tend to find this place unreadable during the gaes we are losing. The difference is that when the team is losing everyone and their mother who has never posted here before comes out and spouts nonsense and one word or one sentence pronoucements they dont have anything to say when the team is doing well.

    At least there is intelligent baseball cnversation that happens during the wins.

  764. RhapsodyInBlue July 28th, 2008 at 9:03 pm

    Matt
    Second thought maybe your parents got what they deserved.

  765. pat July 28th, 2008 at 9:04 pm

    Angels squeeze bunt a run. 7-2

  766. Al from BK July 28th, 2008 at 9:04 pm

    Stuart- You must have a man crush on me you always have something to say to me. Gardner sucks he is a small slap hitter who K’s too much that is all he’ll ever be. Quote me on that. The only OF in the entire system is Ajax.

  767. Bob(The Original) July 28th, 2008 at 9:04 pm

    Just one of those nights guys.

  768. Keith July 28th, 2008 at 9:04 pm

    This Yankee team went from hot to not in 2 days. Evidently the Orioles advanced scouting is superior.

  769. stuart July 28th, 2008 at 9:04 pm

    al from BK has a memory of a alzheimer patient.. can’t remember a whooping like this, how about the last time Moose pitched against the Orioles??????????????

    How about the yanks against halladay?????

  770. S.A.- I still believe in this team but did the offense go missing again? July 28th, 2008 at 9:04 pm

    Time to score 12 runs. :P

  771. gary July 28th, 2008 at 9:04 pm

    hopefully this will just be the boston “hangover” game. just painful to watch

  772. ysnkee lover July 28th, 2008 at 9:04 pm

    Its ESPNs fault, with that dopey late night game.
    The minors leaguers? I still think we over rate them a bit

  773. sdjohn July 28th, 2008 at 9:05 pm

    So anyhow, if Boston and Tampa both lose, than no biggie. I hope we are patient with Cabrera tomorrow and make him throw strikes. Rasner will hopefully keep us in it and we can get back to hitting with some RISP. C’mon Blue Jays and Angels.!!!!! Go Yanks.

  774. Matt July 28th, 2008 at 9:05 pm

    It’s games like tonight that are the difference between teams that make the playoffs and teams that don’t.

    You have to beat the weak teams at home. You can’t expect to win 5/6 against a team like Tampa or Boston, but what you should expect to do, is beat the WEAK TEAMS.

    Minnesota is not a great team, but they are still near the top of the wild card. Why? They beat up the weak teams. They lost 6 in a row to the Sox and Yankees, but they are almost as good as us because they beat the teams they should beat. Imagine if they finished ahead of us because of nights like tonight!

    After we won 4 in a row against Boston and Tampa, what happened? We lost 3/4 against Pittsburgh and Toronto. YOU CANNOT DO THAT.

    You have to beat the weak teams, and when you don’t, you are giving away your postseason chances to teams that have NOTHING to play for other than to make your life miserable.

  775. jon July 28th, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    If we don’t lose ground on either the Ray or Sox, the Yanks have to feel lucky. To play like this, and have no consequence…I’d say “lucky”. But someone better get things straight, right away. I don’t want the Yanks falling back to their pre-ASG ways of winning 8, losing 5 of 6 to crap teams.

  776. sunny615 July 28th, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    pathetic effort all around. Game over.

  777. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} July 28th, 2008 at 9:07 pm

    This place really does become unreadable during games like these.

    It must be about time for the “they play like dog poo” comments from adults to come out. Some of you have so little say to say when they’re winning, and novels to write when they’re losing. I guess misery really does love company.

    Perspective is lacking, and the cesspool that this place becomes is only compounded by impersonating trolls.

    Time to walk away and do something constructive, I guess.

  778. Al from BK July 28th, 2008 at 9:07 pm

    Gardner is the perfect example of a guy who pads stats at AAA and cant hit at the big league level. Let me drop some names Shelley Duncan, Kei Igawa, Chase Wright guys who look ok at AAA and AA and cant deal with the bigs add Gardner to that list.

  779. RhapsodyInBlue July 28th, 2008 at 9:07 pm

    7-2 Angels.

  780. 56Bomber July 28th, 2008 at 9:08 pm

    At least Pete is enjoying the evening.

  781. Al from BK July 28th, 2008 at 9:10 pm

    Stuart there is a stark difference losing 8-2 7-3 and losing 16-0 12-1. Moose wasnt this bad last time and at leat Halladay is top ML pitcher, Guthrie? c’mon.

  782. Matt July 28th, 2008 at 9:10 pm

    If Jeter did that a few innings back instead of “padding his stats” as you like to say about A-Rod, we might be in this game with a chance to win it still. Not scoring opens the floodgates. I doubt the pitching gives up more than 5 or 6 if they score a run or two and make it a game again.

    Jeter has lines like 2-5 and you think he’s doing alright, but then you look at the other 3 AB’s- GIDP, GIDP, ground out. His nights look good on paper, but in reality, his at bats contribute more to the losses than any other player.

  783. george July 28th, 2008 at 9:11 pm

    jeez. this team just won 8 in a row, beat Boston in Fenway, pulled off a great trade. but this blog sounds like the offspring of a bunch of trolls without lives who mated with terminally depressed Pirate fans.

  784. sdjohn July 28th, 2008 at 9:12 pm

    Matt, your only as good (or bad) as your starting pitcher. Moose didn’t have it tonight. Guthrie is a good pitcher who was on. It’s not like Sonnanstine, or Carlos Silva was in there shutting us down. The kid can throw 96 with 3 decent other pitches. Calm down. Did you expect them to win there last 67 in a row after the break? be realistic dude, this is baseball.

  785. Yankk July 28th, 2008 at 9:12 pm

    3 run homer A Rod.

  786. Al from BK July 28th, 2008 at 9:13 pm

    How can a team lose by several runs on 2 consecutive nights be serious about October baseball.

  787. RayBlay July 28th, 2008 at 9:13 pm

    Horne was freakin awful. FIVE WALKS?!?!
    At least Britton should be ready to be called up
    And as for Bruney… way to get yourself thrown out of a rehab outing. I don’t know why he let the batter get to him, but seriously. It’s a rehab start don’t get emotional when a AAA player doesn’t like your pitch.

  788. S.A.- I still believe in this team but did the offense go missing again? July 28th, 2008 at 9:14 pm

    can we have a miracle?

  789. Crap July 28th, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    giambi has all of the sudden stop doing what he does

  790. Bart July 28th, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    This is why the have to stop screwing around with nonsense deals to “wait out Seattle” — ship Gardner, take on the contract and get Washburn in here – Moose and Andy will have more games like this – and Joba Moose and Andy will face the Gutheries, Lesters, Becketts and Hollodays — they need protection at the back of the rotation and they will not get it from Ponson and Rasner

  791. Matt July 28th, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    Giambi has been beyond awful lately. Time to drop him in the lineup as well. He cannot lay off a pitch up and away. He is hacking away at garbage and barely even putting the ball in play. He is not a #5 hitter if he hits .250 and .200 with RISP.

  792. Hank July 28th, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    Great job Giambi.

  793. cwebzzz July 28th, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    Insurance run please rays!!1

  794. Al from BK July 28th, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    Right on cue Giambi K’s sweet rally you shouldve done that 5 innings ago.

  795. V July 28th, 2008 at 9:17 pm

    Sign Teixera. Solves all problems.

  796. cwebzzz July 28th, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    YEA JAYS

  797. Sam July 28th, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    Forget Washburn Get a good SP

  798. stf July 28th, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    One of the WORST Yankee games I’ve seen. GET SOME PITCHING HELP!!! Come oN!!!

  799. sunny615 July 28th, 2008 at 9:19 pm

    sad thing is- this was a good night to make up a game on botht he sux and the rays. WASTED opportunity.

  800. RayBlay July 28th, 2008 at 9:20 pm

    Has anyone else noticed that when the minor league teams are all sucking it up in their respective games, the NYY are as well. It almost seems like every time the farm has a bad night, the big team has a lousy one as well

  801. Al from BK July 28th, 2008 at 9:21 pm

    “sad thing is- this was a good night to make up a game on botht he sux and the rays. WASTED opportunity.”

    That is the most upsetting thing IMO.

  802. Matt July 28th, 2008 at 9:21 pm

    Giambi in July- .189
    Jeter- Leads AL in GIDP

    These are our #2 and #5 hitters. Amazing how you can put a lineup out there that has so many holes in key spots.

    At least do what Boston is doing and bunch your hot hitters together at the top instead of being stubborn with your “normal lineup” and letting it score ZERO.

    Our hot hitters- Damon, A-Rod, Cano

    So why not make the top- Damon, Cano, A-Rod?

    Why is A-Rod batting 4th in the first place? How many times is he leading off an inning because of Jeter’s GIDP or Abreu’s weak groundouts to short?

    Our not hot hitters- Giambi, Molina, and Jeter every time a runner is at first base.

    So why not drop Giambi down in the lineup? Abreu hits well with 2 strikes and runners on base, so why not put him in a run producing spot instead of #3 behind a guy who grounds into a million DPs?

    Damon, Cano, A-Rod, Abreu, Jeter, Giambi, Nady, Molina, Cabrera.

    At least mix it up and TRY to manage a bit. Jeter is good with RISP and Abreu with 2 strikes so you put them behind the guys getting on base who are hot right now to drive them in. Then you get a high OBP guy in Giambi and Nady has less pressure batting down in the lineup, with Molina 8th because he can at least lay down some bunts and Melky 9th because he’s been terrible at everything.

  803. Bronx Jeers July 28th, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    You guys gotta check out the picture of Dice-k on MLB.com. He looks like a Japanese Jerry Lewis.

  804. Matt July 28th, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    Look at that Yankees. Boston down 5 runs doesn’t just give up and die. They have the tying run at the plate. Way to show up tonight!

  805. Al from BK July 28th, 2008 at 9:24 pm

    Can we please get Hughesy or IPK back up here I’d rather see those guys stink up the joint than Ponson or RAz. I kinda want to smack Pete for bringing up Pavano at all I never want to see that guy pitch in pinstripes ever. He is like 40 million dollars worth of waste staring back at us.

  806. YankeesTech July 28th, 2008 at 9:24 pm

    lol I guess SJ44 was right last night. This team is suffering from travel lag…. I expect them to come in full force tommorow.

    I understand that some people like me are so emotional invested into this team but it’s only one game. relax.

  807. pat July 28th, 2008 at 9:24 pm

    One positive- Marte looked good.

  808. Vince Black July 28th, 2008 at 9:24 pm

    “and Melky 9th because he’s been terrible at everything.”

    Thank you I needed that laugh, I just spit coffee out of my nose. Hilarious.

  809. Brandon (RISP still a problem) (Johan HR count: *18) (X-factor my ***) July 28th, 2008 at 9:25 pm

    Boy was tonight getaway night.. I mean same crap. BTW has Nady gotten a basehit yet ?

  810. JGNYC July 28th, 2008 at 9:25 pm

    At least Boston and Tampa Bay are on track to lose their games as well…

  811. S.A.- I still believe in this team but did the offense go missing again? July 28th, 2008 at 9:25 pm

    Arredondo got out of it. whew

  812. Brandon (RISP still a problem) (Johan HR count: *18) (X-factor my ***) July 28th, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    Forget Washburn Get a good SP

    He is a good SP

  813. Brandon (RISP still a problem) (Johan HR count: *18) (X-factor my ***) July 28th, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    Arredondo got out of it. whew

    He’s the glue to that BP

  814. pat July 28th, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    Brandon

    Nope but he saved a run at the plate.

  815. Bart July 28th, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    I just read the entire thread — the issues is not the equality of the trade

    the Yankees are deperate to get Ponson and Rasner out of the rotation or the Team does NOIT PLAY in the fall -

    CMW will not be back

    Hughes will not get 10 strats and win them all — before either can make an impact the season will be over

    Banister is crap — and mot worth trading kennedy for — SANTANA was worth trading Kennedy for and Cashman blew that one -

    Now as with the Williams Daman Melky mess of a transition (instead of beltran) we have to patch with guys like Washburn — Thank Bobby Meachum for his bonehead 3B –

    Washburn is the best pitcher available to get at lease Pon son out of the rotation and maybe IPK can get Rasner out of it as well

    If you go tow more series with Ponson Rasner backing up a good bad Moose or a good bad Andy – we are TOAST

    The object is to put the lineup on the filed that can WIn – Play today Win Today

    Trade balance is a secondary consideration to FILLING A HOLE that will break your neck

  816. RhapsodyInBlue July 28th, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    Yeah Matt

    7-3 Angels, Sox leave based loaded.

  817. RhapsodyInBlue July 28th, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    Yeah Matt

    7-3 Angels, Sox leave based loaded.

  818. Brandon (RISP still a problem) (Johan HR count: *18) (X-factor my ***) July 28th, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    ughhh we traded Tabata for you !

  819. Brandon (RISP still a problem) (Johan HR count: *18) (X-factor my ***) July 28th, 2008 at 9:31 pm

    finally !

  820. pat July 28th, 2008 at 9:31 pm

    Brandon

    Feel better now.

  821. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 28th, 2008 at 9:31 pm

    Well, if you’re going to make it your first hit, you might as well make it a good one.

  822. EY July 28th, 2008 at 9:31 pm

    Well, I guess this is just a night where nothing happens all around, with many thanks for Toronto and LA. Nothing changed in the AL East situation. Could have been worse.

  823. DFox July 28th, 2008 at 9:31 pm

    “ughhh we traded Tabata for you !”

    You’re right, it was a great move!

  824. S.A.- I still believe in this team but did the offense go missing again? July 28th, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    Welcome to the Yankees Nady

  825. Bronx Jeers July 28th, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    Nady !! Well there was his first hit.

  826. JGNYC July 28th, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    X-Man!!!

  827. Marc from Portland Maine July 28th, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    There ya go Brandon. Nady got a hit.

  828. David Cone's Labrum July 28th, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    Great chance to catch up tomorrow night, all.

    Halladay against Garza – Jays win.

    Lackey against Bucholz – Angels win.

    Yanks can beat Cabrera if they take pitches.

  829. Wangawa July 28th, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    Xavier Nady = Aaron Eckhart = Harvey Dent = Two-Face

  830. Brandon (RISP still a problem) (Johan HR count: *18) (X-factor my ***) July 28th, 2008 at 9:33 pm

    There ya go Brandon. Nady got a hit.

    About time !

  831. Phil July 28th, 2008 at 9:33 pm

    To the deepest part of the park, too!

  832. Redding July 28th, 2008 at 9:33 pm

    Nice Nady.

    One positive of the night– Nady and Marte both looking good

  833. S.A.- I still believe in this team but did the offense go missing again? July 28th, 2008 at 9:33 pm

    All we need now is 10 more runs. :shock:

  834. Westerner99 July 28th, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    It is one game, get some perspective, whiners!

  835. Dr. J July 28th, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    Lackey in Fenway Park? During his dead arm period?

    They better have Darren Oliver warmed up quickly

  836. Yankee Trader July 28th, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    So we drop Giambi, Abreu and Jeter down in the lineup, bat Damon, then Cano, then A-Rod 1-2-3, put all the other player’s names in a hat, and pick to fill out the rest of the lineup. Good Idea??

    Has Moose entered his “tired arm” phase yet? Or is he just relying on the umps calls?

    I don’t know about you, but the bullpen has been great, lately, but the only relievers I have “confidence” in are Marte, Ramirez, and Rivera.

    Thought Washburn would help, but might turn out to be another aging pitcher who can’t throw above 87 mph and relies on getting the calls.

    Is it Spahn[Joba] and Sain[Pettitte] and pray for rain?

  837. DFox July 28th, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    Credit to Melky, hustling even when you’re down by 10.

  838. Morris Avenue Italian July 28th, 2008 at 9:38 pm

    4 runs an inning for these next 3 innings and WE WIN ! :-) So we win 8 and lose 2….not a bad ratio…tomorrow is another day…all is well, the other 2 teams are putting up numbers in the L column as well….so NO BIGGIE !

  839. John H. July 28th, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    Wow, fake Pedro, you are really a no life now.

  840. sunny615 July 28th, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    Any idea as to what Duchsherer costs?

  841. Brandon (RISP still a problem) (Johan HR count: *18) (X-factor my ***) July 28th, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    what the hell was Molina thinking

  842. sunny615 July 28th, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    11 more runs and moose is off the hook.

  843. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 28th, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    Molina’s just having some fun out there.

    Can’t blame him.

  844. Matt July 28th, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    Nice to see they showed up tonight. Too bad it’s too little too late when you’re down 11 runs because you got shut out the first 6.

  845. Tank July 28th, 2008 at 9:41 pm

    We don’t need Washburn, we need Hughes and a healthy Pavano.

  846. pat July 28th, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    11-1 lead and the O’s pen is up?

  847. Matt July 28th, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    Funny, but I don’t mind having Betemit bat instead of Jeter or Sexson bat for Giambi the way they’re hitting at the moment.

  848. Brandon (RISP still a problem) (Johan HR count: *18) (X-factor my ***) July 28th, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    We don’t need Washburn, we need Hughes and a healthy Pavano.

    That’s why we need Wash because he would pitch in for Ponson until Somebody or Hughes gets healthy.

  849. RhapsodyInBlue July 28th, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    Pedrooooooo

    We do have our share of nuts visit here, but I have to say, you take it all to a new level, you are the first mysogynist and a stalker to boot.

  850. Marc from Portland Maine July 28th, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    LOL. It ain’t over till it’s over :) Thank you Johnny :)

  851. RayBlay July 28th, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    omg we’re only down by 7 runs now!!111!!!11111

  852. Ed - Yanks will be Yanks in the 2nd half! July 28th, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    I wonder if Girardi regreted taking out Jeter and Bobby out early?

  853. S.A.- I still believe in this team but did the offense go missing again? July 28th, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    Now we just need 7 more runs to tie things up

  854. pat July 28th, 2008 at 9:45 pm

    Johnny not giving up ABs tonight.

  855. Morris Avenue Italian July 28th, 2008 at 9:45 pm

    what did I tell ya ?

  856. DFox July 28th, 2008 at 9:45 pm

    At least we didn’t get shut out or score 1 run.

    Because you know what you call a team that scores 1 run? THE TAMPA BAY RAYS!! lolol.

  857. sunny615 July 28th, 2008 at 9:45 pm

    8 more runs and moose is off the hook

  858. Brandon (RISP still a problem) (Johan HR count: *18) (X-factor my ***) July 28th, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    According to ESPN’s Jayson Stark, the Reds have informed other teams that Arroyo unavailable. Arroyo’s contract was causing unsatisfactory offers.

    FatBoy weeps

  859. Tank July 28th, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    Nah, this is a tease.

    Kind of like when the Knicks make a 20 point 4th quarter deficit a 5 point game with 20 seconds to go, but Eddy Curry turns the ball over on the inbounds.

  860. Ed - Yanks will be Yanks in the 2nd half! July 28th, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    wow, Betemit managed a hit..c’mon Christain!!!!

  861. RayBlay July 28th, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    why Betemit in?

  862. Ed - Yanks will be Yanks in the 2nd half! July 28th, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    I mean Sexson.

  863. S.A.- I still believe in this team but did the offense go missing again? July 28th, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    No Arroyo?

    Oh…No.
    I….am….crushed

    :P

  864. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 28th, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    Hey guys, quick question–if I’ve got someone stalking me, do I get into the blog hall of fame?

    Or does it have to be an impersonation?

  865. Ed - Yanks will be Yanks in the 2nd half! July 28th, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    RayBLay, th yankes were down 11-0 at that time so Girardi took Jeter out of the game.

  866. Marc from Portland Maine July 28th, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    Hey Dogcollar, can I tighten that a bit for ya? Just a wee bit,,,,

  867. cwebzzz July 28th, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    Sexon and his loop swing is too funny

  868. John in Ohio July 28th, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    Young Mr. Guthrie had electric stuff tonight. It’s just one game, so don’t jump off the Empire State Building.

    Wow…didja see those four gals sitting behind the Yankees dugout? They were behind Jeter and Abreu

  869. DFox July 28th, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    “why Betemit in?”

    They wanted to hold it right at 11-0 so they brought him in as a defensive replacement SS.

  870. S.A.- I still believe in this team but did the offense go missing again? July 28th, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    c’mon Big Sexy

  871. Ed - Yanks will be Yanks in the 2nd half! July 28th, 2008 at 9:51 pm

    I hate you Sexon. c’mon A-Rod!!!

  872. Ed - Yanks will be Yanks in the 2nd half! July 28th, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    6 more outs for another rally.

  873. Brandon (RISP still a problem) (Johan HR count: *18) (X-factor my ***) July 28th, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    Cono Alex cual es la prisa que tu tienes

  874. Dr. J July 28th, 2008 at 9:54 pm

    Girardi should bring in position players to pitch.. no reason to waste any good relievers

  875. sunny615 July 28th, 2008 at 9:54 pm

    so much for that -

  876. RayBlay July 28th, 2008 at 9:54 pm

    at the pace of this inning, we will win the game!

  877. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 28th, 2008 at 9:54 pm

    Brandon: que es prisa?

  878. Brandon (RISP still a problem) (Johan HR count: *18) (X-factor my ***) July 28th, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    Brandon: que es prisa?

    rush

  879. Ed - Yanks will be Yanks in the 2nd half! July 28th, 2008 at 9:56 pm

    Brandon, dont you wish Keppinger was acquired and batting for Sexson instead? lol

  880. S.A.- I still believe in this team but did the offense go missing again? July 28th, 2008 at 9:56 pm

    Krazy time and I’m not talking about the majority of comments in this blog tonight.

    1-2-3 Kyle come on

  881. Dr. J July 28th, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    Mariners are angry at us

    sports.espn.go.com/espn/blog/index?entryID=3508804&name=mlb_trade_deadline

  882. RhapsodyInBlue July 28th, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    Matt
    You’re a stat freak, when was the last time Boston lost back to back series at home?

  883. Brandon (RISP still a problem) (Johan HR count: *18) (X-factor my ***) July 28th, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    Brandon, dont you wish Keppinger was acquired and batting for Sexson instead? lol

    you mean a hitter that can hit w/ RISP…nah never entered my mind :roll:

  884. Jeff NJ July 28th, 2008 at 9:59 pm

    I wonder what we should make of Marte and Farnsy pitching in a losing effort. Girardi is reading his press clippings that he uses all his relievers at all times. I kinda like it.

  885. Jorge Steinbrenner July 28th, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    got home in time for the bottom of the 7th. just saw the box score.

    poor Dave Robertson. :(

    dust yourself off and get back out there tomorrow, kid. you’ve still done a hell of a job.

    i’ll take two butt-kickings in between 8-game winning streaks anytime. :)

  886. Ed - Yanks will be Yanks in the 2nd half! July 28th, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    you mean a hitter that can hit w/ RISP…nah never entered my mind

    lol hahas. to be honest, Sexson had some good pitches to hit but he fouled them off.

  887. dazzler July 28th, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    Good thing IPK and Hughes gave us so much this year. They should give 10% of their future earnings to Rasner’s kids for bailing them out.

  888. Yankee Trader July 28th, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    The biggest comebacks in Yankee franchise history, have been where they came back from nine run deficits, the last being a 14-13 win over Texas. They were down 9-0 in 2nd inning with Chacon pitching. They have done this 4 times.

  889. Londale July 28th, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    Brandon still wishes we traded for Eric Threets and had Keppinger at SS.

  890. back bench July 28th, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    JD for Captain,
    bat Jeter in the one slot (harder to GIDP) with Dammon in the 2 slot (far better hitter with runners on base),
    DFA Sexson (oxygen thief),
    let Betemit play 1st on a regular basis (the Giambi supernova has collapsed back on itself),
    and welcome X-man to the line up full time.

  891. Craig in NJ July 28th, 2008 at 10:03 pm

    We are playing .800 ball since the break. No team wins every time out. Relax.

  892. Redding July 28th, 2008 at 10:03 pm

    Jeff – I think the problem is we don’t have a garbage time reliever… so we are forced to use our good ones, even in blowouts.

    Giese is our mop up/long man, but he hrew 70 pitches and might be needed again tomorrow if Rasner bombs.

    Hawkins was our 2nd mop up guy… now that he’s gone, one of the “better” relievers needs to assume that role and eat up 2 innings or so in blowouts.

    Sox have Hansen, Lopez, and Timlin as their garbage time relievers while Okijima, Delcarmen, Aardesma are the high leverage guys.

  893. Brandon (RISP still a problem) (Johan HR count: *18) (X-factor my ***) July 28th, 2008 at 10:03 pm

    UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU !!!!!!

  894. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 28th, 2008 at 10:03 pm

    Brandon: Gracias.

    Deseo usar las palabras malas en español que se, pero pienso que el blog no lo permito.

  895. Yankee Trader July 28th, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    Based on past history, there went the chance at a comeback. Farnsy our new Hawkins.

  896. Brandon (RISP still a problem) (Johan HR count: *18) (X-factor my ***) July 28th, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    Brandon still wishes we traded for Eric Threets and had Keppinger at SS.

    I guess you wish you had an IQ

  897. Ed - Yanks will be Yanks in the 2nd half! July 28th, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    Cashman should had traded Fransworth when he was “good” and had a peak of his trade value.

  898. Brandon (RISP still a problem) (Johan HR count: *18) (X-factor my ***) July 28th, 2008 at 10:06 pm

    Rebecca no creo que hay muchas gente que lo puedes entender

  899. Tank July 28th, 2008 at 10:06 pm

    there’s still time to trade farns

    see if any team who doesn’t get fuentes bites and gives us something decent… then bring up britton the innings eater.

  900. Guiseppe Franco July 28th, 2008 at 10:07 pm

    Funny stuff from Jayson Stark:

    Rival executives report that there is some anger within the Seattle hierarchy about the way the negotiations with the Yankees for Jarrod Washburn have played out publicly, and an NL executive who has been in contact with the Mariners on Monday says he wouldn’t be surprised if Seattle works to deliver the lefty to another team, even if it means swallowing many dollars. The Yankees have made it clear that they are willing to take Washburn’s contract — he is still owed about $14 million for the rest of this year and next — but won’t give up a major prospect. The teams generally in the market for starting pitchers have been the Cardinals and Rockies.

    Sorry, Seattle – but the Yanks have called your bluff. No other team has shown any interest in Washburn outside of the Yanks and no team is going to assume that much money.

    Personally, I hope the deal falls through one way or another because I see Washburn is little more than a marginal upgrade in that rotation.

    But the Seattle GM is going to have to tell ownership why he didn’t jump at the Yanks’ offer and get rid of Washburn and shed $14M when he had his chance.

    Cashman will stand firm on this one. Seattle has no chance at a decent prospect from the Yanks.

  901. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 28th, 2008 at 10:07 pm

    Brandon: si, pero pienso que las palabres que entiendo son los que muchos entienden…como, —-madre, y una que es como ‘miedo’ ;)

  902. S.A.- I still believe in this team but did the offense go missing again? July 28th, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    Krazy Kyle-welcome back?

    Time to score 9 runs

  903. DFox July 28th, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    “Rebecca no creo que hay muchas gente que lo puedes entender”

    That’s exactly why websites usually disallow other languages, because they can’t moderate posts they don’t understand, and it creates liability :)

  904. Crap July 28th, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    it shows the yankees have some fight goos sign tomorrow not a bad night

    Mets losing
    rays lost
    redsox losing

  905. Brandon (RISP still a problem) (Johan HR count: *18) (X-factor my ***) July 28th, 2008 at 10:09 pm

    :lol:

  906. Jorge Steinbrenner July 28th, 2008 at 10:09 pm

    “Rebecca no creo que hay muchas gente que lo puedes entendes”

    ten cuidado con lo que dices, que aqui entienden perfectamente.

    ese Manny Ramirez es tremendo pendejo…

  907. Sam July 28th, 2008 at 10:09 pm

    Id rather lose like this then be the Mets.

  908. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 28th, 2008 at 10:10 pm

    Jorge: claro que si!

  909. Mo July 28th, 2008 at 10:10 pm

    Why do you answer the jerk Rebecca?

  910. Brandon (RISP still a problem) (Johan HR count: *18) (X-factor my ***) July 28th, 2008 at 10:10 pm

    Cono Robi tu no puedias hacer eso mas temprano

  911. Gerry Dee July 28th, 2008 at 10:12 pm

    Rebecca is just as bad for responding.

  912. Yankee Trader July 28th, 2008 at 10:13 pm

    Giuseppe-

    I’m not sold on Washburn, even though he’s pitched well of late. I want someone who can throw a fastball better than 87mph. Burnett and Arroyo supposedly off the market.

    Any interest in Bedard? I know we’ve been down this road before, but we have a very difficult schedule coming up with the Angels at home and soon after that a long road trip.

  913. V July 28th, 2008 at 10:13 pm

    Go away, trolls.

  914. DFox July 28th, 2008 at 10:14 pm

    LOLOL, why would you hold Cano???

  915. Brandon (RISP still a problem) (Johan HR count: *18) (X-factor my ***) July 28th, 2008 at 10:14 pm

    Diablo hasta Meachem

  916. Spidur July 28th, 2008 at 10:14 pm

    Rebecca, I’d give you a slang cuss phrase to use, but wouldn’t want to cause problems for Pete…

    I’ve got the game on MASN, so I don’t know that it’s been mentioned yet on YES – Brian Burres has been moved to the Orioles’ bullpen, and will be replaced in the rotation by Dennis Sarfate. Too bad really, ’cause Burres has been pitching really badly, and Sarfate has been a decent long man.

  917. Jeff NJ July 28th, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    can we trade for a new 3rd base coach?

  918. Mo July 28th, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    Washburn stinks. Bedard is the one to get.

  919. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 28th, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    Guys, I’m talking to Brandon, not the trolls.

  920. Buddy Biancalana July 28th, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    Meacham has to go, that is totally inexcusable.

  921. lil' m July 28th, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    Bottom of the ninth in Fenway – 7-4 Angels. K-Rod better have his act together for Youkilis, Manny and Ortiz.

  922. Brandon (RISP still a problem) (Johan HR count: *18) (X-factor my ***) July 28th, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    why would you hold a runner w/ Molina being the next batter ?

  923. Tank July 28th, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    Well if Seattle is miffed at us, they won’t be trading us Washburn or Bedard.

    There is nobody left— Wolf is gone, Arroyo/Brunett are off the market, Maddux won’t come here, Duchcheser will cost too much,

    Only names left are Padilla, Millwood, and Eaton, and I’m not even sure if Texas will deal with us if they feel their in the race.

  924. Brandon (RISP still a problem) (Johan HR count: *18) (X-factor my ***) July 28th, 2008 at 10:17 pm

    Dave it’s 13-4 !

  925. pat July 28th, 2008 at 10:17 pm

    If nothing else, they are making the O’s use their pen.

  926. Mo July 28th, 2008 at 10:17 pm

    If Meachum is our biggest problem come Sept I will sign for it.

  927. S.A.- I still believe in this team but did the offense go missing again? July 28th, 2008 at 10:17 pm

    hhhmmmm

  928. Brandon (RISP still a problem) (Johan HR count: *18) (X-factor my ***) July 28th, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    We could go after Wandy Rodriguez ?

  929. chag July 28th, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    How incompletent can Bobby Meacham be? I’m certain Pavano can do a better job than Meacham. Maybe he can stand at third in between rehab starts.

  930. Brandon (RISP still a problem) (Johan HR count: *18) (X-factor my ***) July 28th, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    Andhino matas los Mets cada vez

  931. Matt July 28th, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    We need a new 3rd base coach, and fast. Seriously, Meachem is going to lose us a game with the stupid decisions he makes over there at 3rd base. How could you not send him there? Obviously it won’t matter in a game like tonight, but in a 1 run or close game, his mistakes are HUGE.

  932. RhapsodyInBlue July 28th, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    pedroooo
    July 28th, 2008 at 10:12 pm
    Moosito! Strikes por favor. OY!

    BARF

    Son of Sam has no linguistic skills.

    but still on-line after lights out.

  933. Mo July 28th, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    Why we need to win the east. Avoiding Angels. Give me the Chi Sox.

  934. Crap July 28th, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    haha mets getting blowen out

  935. JDog July 28th, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    http://theblogofchampions.com/?p=155

  936. Guiseppe Franco July 28th, 2008 at 10:20 pm

    I’m not sold on Washburn, even though he’s pitched well of late. I want someone who can throw a fastball better than 87mph. Burnett and Arroyo supposedly off the market.

    I don’t care about Washburn’s velocity. Pettitte doesn’t throw any harder than 91 MPH either and usually sits around 87-88 MPH throughout the game.

    The problem is that he’s just not that good and certainly not worth obtaining and penciling him into next season’s rotation as well.

    I thought this breakdown of Washburn’s outing yesterday was a bit alarming – even though he got the win:

    -67% strikes (68/101)
    -2 swings and misses
    -7 grounders on 27 balls in play

    Sounds like Washburn was more lucky than good on Sunday.

    Nothing wrong with pitching to contact – but I’d much prefer to see 7 fly balls and 20 grounders in play rather than vise versa.

    I think this would be a bad move for the Yanks. I would prefer to take my chances with Kennedy, Aceves, and Hughes in another month.

    Hughes was great last September and October after he came back from his injuries and Kennedy pitched very well in his three starts in September.

    These kids can be moved if they don’t work out. Washburn cannot.

    It’s the very reason why I wanted to see the Yanks stick with the young arms in the pen instead of signing journeymen relievers during the offseason like Hawkins and it has paid off big time.

    Unfortunately, I believe Seattle will end up folding on this and Washburn will probably start against the Angels this weekend.

  937. Buddy Biancalana July 28th, 2008 at 10:20 pm

    CC is at 125 pitches.

  938. JB July 28th, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    Harden would have been great for us.

  939. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 28th, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    Okay, so the Yankees didn’t lose any ground tonight.

    I can live with that. Barely.

  940. RhapsodyInBlue July 28th, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    Sox are toasted.

  941. sw (Save Rasner!) July 28th, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    Maybe the bats will be awake for tomorrow after the warm up exercise in the late innings today. Go Ras!

  942. Brandon (RISP still a problem) (Johan HR count: *18) (X-factor my ***) July 28th, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    small sample but in the last 2 games Yankees pitching has surrendered 20 runs

  943. Brandon (RISP still a problem) (Johan HR count: *18) (X-factor my ***) July 28th, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    22 runs *

  944. Brandon (RISP still a problem) (Johan HR count: *18) (X-factor my ***) July 28th, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    We wasted another game.

  945. Tank July 28th, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    Brandon, thats why we need to acquire Washburn.

  946. Yankee Trader July 28th, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    Brandon-Wandy good idea , having a career year, a 29yo lefty.
    I’ll go for it. Who ya gonna call, I mean trade?

  947. Fredo Corleone July 28th, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    “small sample but in the last 2 games Yankees pitching has surrendered 20 runs”

    Recent history does suggest the wheels will come off for Mussina a little bit in the 2nd half. Maybe it’s just the O’s. They’ve hit him hard twice this season.

  948. Brandon (RISP still a problem) (Johan HR count: *18) (X-factor my ***) July 28th, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    Brandon-Wandy good idea , having a career year, a 29yo lefty.
    I’ll go for it. Who ya gonna call, I mean trade?

    Farnsy

  949. Phil July 28th, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    Meacham is gonna get booed at old timers’ day and I don’t think I’ve ever seen that before.

  950. MrMulligan July 28th, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    CC up to 124 pitches…Milwaukee going to burn CC out…buyer beware in ’09.

  951. Yankee Trader July 28th, 2008 at 10:26 pm

    Harden would have been great for us. Yes he would have and we would have had to give up Hughes, on DL, plus another player to play the outfield-Melky.

  952. Guiseppe Franco July 28th, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    Brandon, thats why we need to acquire Washburn.

    How does acquiring Washburn have anything to do with Moose’s performance tonight?

    If they do get him – it is Ponson or Rasner who gets moved.

  953. Yankee Trader July 28th, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    Brandon-
    Farnsy and who else?

  954. J July 28th, 2008 at 10:28 pm

    The game can win,but they loss.
    What about Mussina and Robertson?

  955. Guiseppe Franco July 28th, 2008 at 10:29 pm

    Harden would have been great for us. Yes he would have and we would have had to give up Hughes, on DL, plus another player to play the outfield-Melky.

    No thanks on Harden. Way too injury prone.

  956. Brandon (RISP still a problem) (Johan HR count: *18) (X-factor my ***) July 28th, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    If they do get him – it is Ponson or Rasner who gets moved.

    That’s who I’m trying to replace him for

    Brandon-
    Farnsy and who else?

    What do you mean who else, I said Farnsy. They need BP help.

  957. Dr.J July 28th, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    I just realized that was the 1st HR Robertson has ever given up… majors and minors.

  958. RhapsodyInBlue July 28th, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    07/28/2008 8:00 PM ET
    Matsui hoping to return in two weeks
    Yanks left fielder hits off tee, soft tosses as he rehabs left knee
    By Willie Bans / MLB.com

    http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com.....8;c_id=nyy

  959. cwebzzz July 28th, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    If you saw that Sox game.. they got to the angels bullpen and talk about antics K-rod is quite the freak when he saves a game.. Have some class like Rivera..

  960. Brandon (RISP still a problem) (Johan HR count: *18) (X-factor my ***) July 28th, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    2 IP 3 K’s no hits for Coke

    Pirates GM must be pissed, he is 100 % healthy.

  961. Brandon (RISP still a problem) (Johan HR count: *18) (X-factor my ***) July 28th, 2008 at 10:33 pm

    -via Mike Ashmore

    BREAKING NEWS — Mark Melancon and Chase Wright promoted to Scranton. Wilkins Arias and Steven White to Trenton. Eric Wordekemper to Tampa.

  962. Dr.J July 28th, 2008 at 10:33 pm

    Eduardo Sosa with a HR and 2 RBI in the DSL

  963. JGNYC July 28th, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    Um, no rest for Molina? That guy isn’t going to make it through the season at this rate.

  964. Yankee Trader July 28th, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    Brandon-

    I’m not some stupid GM.

    You want Wandy Rodriguez, who beat the Brewers last time, and the Cubs the time before that, only giving up one run each time, striking out 7 each time, for Farnsworth.

    As I said Farnsy and who else?

  965. cwebzzz July 28th, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    How about Sexons guys.. You think the Yanks try to get a replacement for him. He kinda has nothing left in the tank.. Any other affordable options available?????

  966. RhapsodyInBlue July 28th, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    I saw K-Rod and his post game antics, probably upset the crowd, I loved it.

  967. jason July 28th, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    Per Mike Ashmore Melancon ahs been called up to SWB along with Chase Wright. Down goes Steve White (at the beginning of the year he was probably the closest pitcher to the big leagues).
    Bad, Bad day for Alan Horne. Hopefully just readjusting to pitching after being out and not serious arm issues.

  968. lil' m July 28th, 2008 at 10:36 pm

    Thank you K-Rod – gave up a HR to Manny, then got Mike Lowell to fly out to end the game. Final score Angels 7, Red Sox 5. Rays lose, Red Sox lose — the only good thing to come out of this dreadful performance.

  969. John H July 28th, 2008 at 10:36 pm

    Pedro you are a failure to society and have nothing to do but sit on a computer for 3 hours and harass people. How many friends do you have?

  970. Brandon (RISP still a problem) (Johan HR count: *18) (X-factor my ***) July 28th, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    YT the Astros want BP help unless the Yankees want to deal a SP who is young then I don’t see it happening if they want that.

  971. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 28th, 2008 at 10:39 pm

    Melancon up to AAA? There is some good in this world. :)

  972. Fredo Corleone July 28th, 2008 at 10:40 pm

    “What do you mean who else, I said Farnsy. They need BP help.”

    They’d counter w/ Backe.

    Wandy Rod is under their control for two seasons after this. They aren’t moving him for 2 months of Farnsworth.

  973. For $13 I'll be a Macadamia Nut July 28th, 2008 at 10:40 pm

    At least the Yankees have Sexson… he absolutely crushes left hand pitching. :roll:

  974. For $13 I'll be a Macadamia Nut July 28th, 2008 at 10:43 pm

    If the Yankees are going to give up a bunch of runs, why not do it in one game, then settle back down (hopefully) and get back to dominating.

    Games like this are going to happen. The Orioles are jacked up coming into YS, the Yankees are playing as if they didn’t get in till 4 AM.

  975. RhapsodyInBlue July 28th, 2008 at 10:43 pm

    John H
    July 28th, 2008 at 10:36 pm
    “Pedro you are a failure to society and have nothing to do but sit on a computer for 3 hours and harass people. How many friends do you have?”

    It’s not even about the Yankees or baseball, but to dwell on every post by Rebecca for hours, just a bit sick I’d say.

    Needs to be reported to Pete and the nut cops.

  976. Crap July 28th, 2008 at 10:45 pm

    K-rod has worst numbers than edwar

  977. John H July 28th, 2008 at 10:45 pm

    Agreed, RhapsodyInBlue. Maybe if he stopped after a couple of times (even though he should never have done it), it probably wouldn’t have been a huge deal. But to go on and on for HOURS is definitely a sickening issue.

  978. For $13 I'll be a Macadamia Nut July 28th, 2008 at 10:45 pm

    Actually there is legal precident against doing what Pedro is doing. His IP is able to be traced.

  979. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 28th, 2008 at 10:46 pm

    Rhapsody: Just computer night at Bellvue ;)

  980. Yankee Trader July 28th, 2008 at 10:47 pm

    Brandon-

    I wouldn’t be surprised if the Astros become sellers this week. There is no-one left to trade for, that will help them get past the Cubs and Brewers and even Cardinals.

    Rumor has it Red Sox asking about Tejada.

  981. Fredo Corleone July 28th, 2008 at 10:47 pm

    “If the Yankees are going to give up a bunch of runs, why not do it in one game”

    Agreed. Just don’t see why they had to do it two days in a row.

  982. Fredo Corleone July 28th, 2008 at 10:49 pm

    “Rumor has it Red Sox asking about Tejada.”

    Seems unlikely. Lugo has 2 years and $18M left after ’08.

  983. Brandon (RISP still a problem) (Johan HR count: *18) (X-factor my ***) July 28th, 2008 at 10:50 pm

    Steve Gilbert of MLB.com has a source saying the D’Backs don’t want to part with Conor Jackson, Max Scherzer, or Jarrod Parker for Teixeira.

    Wow I know Arizona isn’t that stoooopid

  984. SJ44 July 28th, 2008 at 10:50 pm

    This always happens when Pete says he’s off for the night.

    Report the guy to Pete and he should do what I told him to do about the trolls a long time ago.

    Put their IP addresses on this blog every day. Take them out of the shadows.

    Trace them to their homes, tell their parents or, if they are at work, tell their employers.

    That would put an end to it in one night.

    If not, at least until school is back in session, you will have the same gutless punks in here every night doing this stuff.

    If I had the time in the next week, I would take the time to cull the IP addresses myself. Its not hard to do with the proper software. Unfortunately, I’m out of town for the rest of the week.

    Either way, you guys need to report this stuff to Pete. At some point, some action has to be taken.

  985. Phil July 28th, 2008 at 10:51 pm

    The Yanks actually woke up and came back a bit in this one. That usually means they’ve grown disgusted and will start hitting like they should.

  986. Yankee Trader July 28th, 2008 at 10:52 pm

    The Diamondbacks will however give the Braves Chad Tracy, but the Braves will want more.

  987. Buddy Biancalana July 28th, 2008 at 10:52 pm

    Pedro should know Rebecca has an extensive sword collection. I have seen her in action. Lethal!

  988. John H July 28th, 2008 at 10:55 pm

    SJ44, telling their parents/employers does seem like a nice way of getting justice, I would be perfectly fine by just blocking their IP addresses.

  989. Yankee Trader July 28th, 2008 at 10:55 pm

    SJ44-
    Where have you been all night. You missed an attept at a 9 run deficit comeback.

    Alas our starter, and Robertson + Farnsy dug us too deep a hole!

  990. S.A.- I still believe in this team but did the offense go missing again? July 28th, 2008 at 10:56 pm

    Congrats to Melancon and Wright. :)

  991. DFox July 28th, 2008 at 10:59 pm

    “Actually there is legal precident against doing what Pedro is doing. His IP is able to be traced.”

    Oh god, just stop. I’m sorry to be the party pooper, but insulting people in an online blog isn’t illegal. It’s a stupid thing to do, but face it, the FBI isn’t going after someone for making rude comments online.

    As for “posting peoples IPs”, uh, that does nothing. IPs can be spoofed, proxied, or you can simply release your IP and wallah, you have a new one.

    If Pete wanted to stop the trolls, name stealers, etc, he should instate the WordPress account system. His reason for not going so is because there would be less comments because people would have to create accounts. So that’s why everyone has to sit through idiots trolling, because they wouldn’t want Petes blog to have a few less comments.

    With that said, just don’t respond to them. I mean everyone was responding to that kid tonight, that’s why he kept doing it, because he was getting attention. Just read over them and ignore them…

  992. Original V July 28th, 2008 at 10:59 pm

    “This always happens when Pete says he’s off for the night.

    Report the guy to Pete and he should do what I told him to do about the trolls a long time ago.

    Put their IP addresses on this blog every day. Take them out of the shadows.

    Trace them to their homes, tell their parents or, if they are at work, tell their employers.

    That would put an end to it in one night.

    If not, at least until school is back in session, you will have the same gutless punks in here every night doing this stuff.

    If I had the time in the next week, I would take the time to cull the IP addresses myself. Its not hard to do with the proper software. Unfortunately, I’m out of town for the rest of the week.

    Either way, you guys need to report this stuff to Pete. At some point, some action has to be taken.”

    SJ44, I’ve tried. Honestly, I’ve tried. I could copy and paste an e-mail conversation I had with Pete, but short answer:

    “I can’t referee who has what name.”

    :shrug: I don’t have my hopes up that The Troll will be banned.

  993. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 28th, 2008 at 11:00 pm

    I did send Pete an email about there being a troll when the game started.

    I didn’t realize he’d do it all game.

    He’s at least done the courtesy of keeping it to the blog.

  994. stuart July 28th, 2008 at 11:02 pm

    maybe Melancon will ge called up in Sept. The guy has thrown over 70 innings already…

    bad night did nothing well.. I know it does not matter but does Meacham have a clue??????

    the yanks I think are 4 and 6 against the Orioles, that is not good!!!!!!Millar Millar Millar the guy is hitting in th e240′sn why can’t the yanks get that bum out.

    It is amazing the Orioles have a better offense then the millionaires!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  995. TKinDC (RC index is .270 and rising) July 28th, 2008 at 11:02 pm

    From Chad Jennings:

    “Brian Bruney threw one pitch, hit Rochester clean-up hitter Randy Ruiz in the back of the head, and got ejected. So much for taking another step forward in his rehab.”

    :(

    Good news on Melancon moving on up to SWB though.

  996. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} July 28th, 2008 at 11:03 pm

    I dont either, V. I’ve had them stalking me not only on this blog, but other blogs. *shrugs*

    Rebecca is just the next in a long line of people who’ve been the subject of its attentions, although it got particularly personal with her.

    Unfortunately, nothing can be done.

  997. Russell W July 28th, 2008 at 11:03 pm

    ““Rumor has it Red Sox asking about Tejada.”

    Seems unlikely. Lugo has 2 years and $18M left after ‘08.”

    Thank you for making my night Fredo :)

  998. Russell W July 28th, 2008 at 11:03 pm

    “Final score Angels 7, Red Sox 5. Rays lose, Red Sox lose — the only good thing to come out of this dreadful performance.”

    And the Mets lost, thank you Jesus!

  999. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 28th, 2008 at 11:04 pm

    Eep Bruney!

  1000. Jorge Steinbrenner July 28th, 2008 at 11:06 pm

    we need a “you must be *this* tall to post here” section of the forum for non-trolls and folks who can handle the occasional two-game losing streak.

  1001. Brandon (RISP still a problem) (Johan HR count: *18) (X-factor my ***) July 28th, 2008 at 11:07 pm

    oh Brian :(

  1002. TKinDC July 28th, 2008 at 11:08 pm

    stuart –

    Moose just can’t seem to get some of the O’s out. Millar, Roberts and Mora seem to have him totally figured out.

    It is too bad b/c I really want Moose to get to 20 W’s

  1003. PJH July 28th, 2008 at 11:09 pm

    Brandon- Pretty pathetic of you to jump all over Nady after 3 games. Havent you ever heard of giving a guy a chance?

  1004. S.A.- I still believe in this team but did the offense go missing again? July 28th, 2008 at 11:09 pm

    I’m sure that annoying troll and his/her little troll friend(s) will be back again when we are having a bad game or when Pete is not here.
    It is just best to ignore the little gnat..but it is hard to ignore sometimes.

    Bruney-not good to hit people in the back of head. oy

  1005. RhapsodyInBlue July 28th, 2008 at 11:10 pm

    DFOX
    I guarantee you that few people would go throught the trouble of having an IP address changed by their service provider.

    This is a public forum, it is ok for us to disagree, but there is absolutely no reason for anyone of us to have to put up with the personal insults Rebecca did this evening.

    On the other hand, I guess this the risk taken (by Rebecca) when you have your own site with pictures etc. exposing yourself for every nut on-line.

    That being said I see no reason why Pete cannot at least make it miserable for this poster by banning this person’s ip address from this site.

  1006. Angel {insert random statement plus multiple !!!!!'s here} July 28th, 2008 at 11:11 pm

    “Oh god, just stop. I’m sorry to be the party pooper, but insulting people in an online blog isn’t illegal. It’s a stupid thing to do, but face it, the FBI isn’t going after someone for making rude comments online.”

    Lets just see how you feel about that – when its your turn to be impersonated or stalked.

  1007. Matt July 28th, 2008 at 11:15 pm

    Derek Jeter may seem to be having a decent year, hitting .285 and over .300 with RISP, but if we look a little closer, he’s killing us out of the 2 hole. Why? 17 GIDP’s which leads the american league.

    Let’s assume for a moment that he has a 2/5 night, with 2 GIDP, which seems to be about typical. On paper. you think he had a great night. He had a .400 avg, .400 OBP, etc. However, look a little closer. In those 5 AB’s, he was responsible for 7 outs. So in reality, it was more like his production was 2/7, which is .286, exactly in line in fact with his season average.

    So though Jeter is occassionally getting more hits than average, he’s responsible for more outs than his batting average shows, and it seems like they are in critical spots as well.

    Jeter has had a great career, he’s done a lot for the team and been a great player for us, but let’s be realistic, he’s clearly starting to slow. His bat speed is down- he can’t hit fastballs inside with any authority anymore, and half the time you can easily get him to ground into a DP by throwing one down and in every pitch. Any other hitter in the 2 hole and he’d be batting 7th right now the way he has killed rallies.

    You wonder how long they can continue to deal with it out of reputation and when it comes time to do what’s best for the team. First, their best defensive shortstop is to his right at third base to maintain Jeter’s dignity. Now, their best #2 hitters in Abreu and/or Cano with his hot streak are batting in other spots in the lineup to maintain his reputation as a 2 hitter, with him erasing every Damon at bat with a ground into double play.

    Soon they’re going to have to do something with him and stop living in the past. A year or two from now, his defense at short might be too mediocre to keep him there, and his bat might not be more than a .275-.280 guy a year or two down the line as well if his bat speed keeps declining.

  1008. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 28th, 2008 at 11:15 pm

    Rhapsody: I’m well aware of the risk.

    This is not the first time someone has been after me. At least over messenger, I can block people.

  1009. Brandon (RISP still a problem) (Johan HR count: *18) (X-factor my ***) July 28th, 2008 at 11:15 pm

    Brandon- Pretty pathetic of you to jump all over Nady after 3 games.
    I know

    Havent you ever heard of giving a guy a chance?

    Ofcourse not !

  1010. DFox July 28th, 2008 at 11:15 pm

    “I guarantee you that few people would go throught the trouble of having an IP address changed by their service provider.”

    That’s not how you would change or spoof or proxy to hide your IP, but whatever you say.

    “This is a public forum, it is ok for us to disagree, but there is absolutely no reason for anyone of us to have to put up with the personal insults Rebecca did this evening.”

    And the only reason she had to put up with it was because she/everyone else kept responding, make threats, etc, against some idiot kid who had nothing better to do.

    “at least make it miserable for this poster by banning this person’s ip address from this site.”

    Hah, good one. I’m sure the poster who comes here to insult people as their only goal is going to be the least bit upset when they can’t post any more.

    The most effective way to prevent trolls is an account system with email verification, trust me, I know, I run a popular website.

  1011. stuart July 28th, 2008 at 11:16 pm

    Giambi down to 249.. Everyone want to get rid of him like Melky???

    Giambi is so gone at the end of the year, his RISP avg. is killing us but he has alot of company in that area..

    If they could get Matsui back, his proffessional Ab’s may help….

    Giambi is hitting 249 and he cannot field so he needs to really mash to be worth his defensive deficiences……

  1012. Redding July 28th, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    I gaurantee that if we bring up Eric Duncan, he will out-hit Sexon.

  1013. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 28th, 2008 at 11:18 pm

    DFox: And what site do you run? I’m genuinely curious.

  1014. Sean the DisabledMess July 28th, 2008 at 11:19 pm

    Now that most people have posted already, I won’t feel as if I’m spamming that much. For the people remaining here, I was wondering if you would give this a read and if Pete doesn’t like it I’m sure he’ll delete this message.

    http://www.yankeesdaily.com/?p=2105

    Ignore the hate.

  1015. DFox July 28th, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    “Lets just see how you feel about that – when its your turn to be impersonated or stalked.”

    You’re completely missing my point. I’m SAYING that something should be done to prevent it. But that is NOT pretending you can put the person behind bars and have them tried with possible penalty of death.

    People are misinformed, and think IP addresses are some all-powerful type of information. They aren’t. When you have trolls, you want to make it as difficult as possible for them to cause trouble. If you implement an account system, to insult people, they have to:
    a) sign up for an account
    b) Verify account via email
    c) post

    then, if they get banned, if they want to continue to insult people, they need to make a new email address, make a new account, do the whole process over again.

    99% of the problems on this blog is because there is no account system and it’s WAY too easy to impersonate people and post without any objection.

  1016. stuart July 28th, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    Matt,

    jeter has been bad but your whole premise is ludicrous.. jeter get 2 GIDP in the game!!!!!He has a ton of GIDP, 17 for the year. He has played in about 100 games so if my math is correct he GIDP every 5 games or so, undeerstand?????

    See when you get ridiculous in your examples no one can take you seriously.. Just say at 17 GIDP, Jeter is leading the league and that has hurt, that is it……

  1017. Brandon (RISP still a problem) (Johan HR count: *18) (X-factor my ***) July 28th, 2008 at 11:21 pm

    The Marlins lead the majors w/ 38 comeback victories WOW..

  1018. RhapsodyInBlue July 28th, 2008 at 11:23 pm

    DFOX
    “That’s not how you would change or spoof or proxy to hide your IP, but whatever you say.”

    Do you really believe this particular “pedro” neanderthal has the computer/internet skills to pull that one off. I doubt it.

    “The most effective way to prevent trolls is an account system with email verification, trust me, I know, I run a popular website.”

    That also can be compromised by simply changing your email account to new name with Yahoo for example where you could have numerous email adresses, this idea also not a very good solution to the problem IMO.

  1019. Brandon (Jetes GIDP count: *18) (Johan HR count: *18) (X-factor my ***) July 28th, 2008 at 11:25 pm

    Thanks stuart saved me the trouble. :)

  1020. DFox July 28th, 2008 at 11:26 pm

    “DFox: And what site do you run? I’m genuinely curious.”

    I would post the URL here, but I’m not going to because my name and address are tied to the whois information on the site, and I’d rather not have anyone here knowing that. It’s probably silly, but maybe another time I’ll post it, because in reality, when you own a website and your whois info is public, you set yourself up anyway, but whatever.

    Anyway, it’s not a personal site. I have a Flash game dev. company along with a friend of mine, and we make games. We have a site that is a personal portfolio of all of our games.

    Our games were extremely viral, and when we released our most popular game, it was being played in excess of 100,000 times per day. It had a high score system, that much like this blog, any person could submit a high score with no additional information.

    Eventually, some bozo wanted to have some fun with us, so they were hacking the high score system (almost all Flash game high score systems are hackable due to nature of open Flash format) and submitting tons of fake scores. I tried banning their IP, they just cloned their MAC address to get around it.

    To make a long story short: I implemented an account system because of this idiot who was making my life miserable. If they wanted to submit a bunch of fake high scores, they would have to create an account each time, and each account required a unique email address. Guess what? They no longer spent the time to abuse it because it wasn’t easy.

    Like this blog, it’s way too easy. At least Pete should make it difficult for them.

    Anyway, if you would still like to know my site, let me know and I’ll email you the address.

  1021. Brandon (Jetes GIDP count: *18) (Johan HR count: *18) (X-factor my ***) July 28th, 2008 at 11:27 pm

    Someone tell me what the hell happened to Micah Owings this year :?

  1022. RhapsodyInBlue July 28th, 2008 at 11:28 pm

    DFOX

    You can make an unlimited amount of yahoo or hotmail email accounts to get around what you propose.

    Getting back onto a site would be just a matter of minutes by creating a new Yahoo account.

    We don’t need re-invent the wheel here, just report pedro to Pete and let pedro woof woof deal with the consequences.

  1023. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 28th, 2008 at 11:28 pm

    DFox: I’m a total geek and most of my friends are gamers. I am way interested.

    My email’s on my blog :)

  1024. DFox July 28th, 2008 at 11:29 pm

    “Do you really believe this particular “pedro” neanderthal has the computer/internet skills to pull that one off. I doubt it.”

    You’re right, but think about it this way: when a person has so much time on their hands, like he clearly did, you don’t think he’d waste his time trying to figure it out? And plus, trust me, if you get one person who wants to troll and knows how to play around with IP addresses, they can be a HUGE annoyance.

    “That also can be compromised by simply changing your email account to new name with Yahoo for example where you could have numerous email adresses, this idea also not a very good solution to the problem IMO.”

    Trust me, it is. No one is going to create multiple email addresses to troll a Yankee blog. Maybe they make a few, but then they get tired. It takes time to make email address, new accounts, etc.

  1025. RhapsodyInBlue July 28th, 2008 at 11:33 pm

    “Trust me, it is. No one is going to create multiple email addresses to troll a Yankee blog. Maybe they make a few, but then they get tired. It takes time to make email address, new accounts, etc.”

    Yeah ok if you say so.It takes a minute to open a new Yahoo email account.

  1026. John H. July 28th, 2008 at 11:36 pm

    If somebody makes new accounts every time, they have no-life.

  1027. RhapsodyInBlue July 28th, 2008 at 11:36 pm

    Good night folks

  1028. stuart July 28th, 2008 at 11:36 pm

    again no comments about giambino and 249 avg………

    yes his OBP is good but he is not driving in enough runs, they are outpitching expectations but the revers is occuring on offense.

    can they score enough runs???????????????

  1029. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 28th, 2008 at 11:37 pm

    John: You’ve already got to have no life to be trolling in the first place ;)

  1030. DFox July 28th, 2008 at 11:37 pm

    “Yeah ok if you say so.It takes a minute to open a new Yahoo email account.”

    A few minutes to make the yahoo email account, a few minutes to create the blog account, a few minutes to wait for the verification email, etc, it adds up.

    The bottom line is what is easier, coming here and typing in a name and email and hitting post or having create an account?

    And the only reason their trolling is so effective is because they spoof other peoples names, which is a joke. Could you make it any easier for people to make other people look bad by simply typing in their name and posting as them?

  1031. John H. July 28th, 2008 at 11:38 pm

    Rebecca, how am I trolling…? Some clarification would be helpful. All I am trying to do is stop trollers from trolling.

  1032. Sean the DisabledMess July 28th, 2008 at 11:38 pm

    Pedro is probably from the N-0 M@@s site I’m talking about. All they do is make fun of Pete and tear him apart.

  1033. ray (sox fan) July 28th, 2008 at 11:41 pm

    Rebecca,

    I was out this evening and away from the computer. I was just reading through the entries here from earlier.

    I just want to say from every posting I have ever seen you put on here and from occasionally reading your own blog, you are truly a very classy person and didn’t deserve the garbage that was being put out earlier tonight.

  1034. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 28th, 2008 at 11:42 pm

    John: I was referring to the comment you made about you needing to have no life to make tons of yahoo accounts :)

  1035. John H. July 28th, 2008 at 11:43 pm

    Again, how was I trolling?

  1036. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 28th, 2008 at 11:44 pm

    Ray: Thank you. Black sheepness aside, you’re a pretty classy guy yourself :)

  1037. John H. July 28th, 2008 at 11:44 pm

    Actually, forget it. I’m not in the mood to argue.

  1038. Sean the DisabledMess July 28th, 2008 at 11:45 pm

    Rebecca, I bet some one else is being John H now.

  1039. John H. July 28th, 2008 at 11:46 pm

    No, no one is impersonating me lol.

  1040. Zach July 28th, 2008 at 11:47 pm

    What do you guys think of this how about move jeter and cano in the batting order for a few games and see how that works out. It can’t hurt with the way jeter has been hitting he just isn’t a 2 hitter anymore but can still be productive lower in the order.

  1041. E-Man July 28th, 2008 at 11:49 pm

    again no comments about giambino and 249 avg………

    yes his OBP is good but he is not driving in enough runs, they are outpitching expectations but the revers is occuring on offense.

    Good call Stuart. Let’s put Richie Sexson in there, he’ll save the day! I think he’s younger too!!!!

  1042. S.A.- I still believe in this team but did the offense go missing again? July 28th, 2008 at 11:51 pm

    John H.-Rebecca wasn’t saying that you were trolling.

    Basically those(not you)that spend time trolling a blog have no life to begin with.

  1043. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 28th, 2008 at 11:52 pm

    John: You weren’t trolling.

  1044. Al from BK July 28th, 2008 at 11:53 pm

    Heres to wishing Phil Hughes a good and healthy rehab start tomorrow.

  1045. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 28th, 2008 at 11:54 pm

    Zach: I like the idea in theory but Canò has no speed, and you need at least a little speed with the two spot.

    I guess they could try it for a game and see what happens, but in a pennant race, it’s not really the best time to try things just for kicks.

  1046. John H. July 28th, 2008 at 11:54 pm

    Thanks S.A. After I read it over, I understood what she meant. Sorry for questioning you, Rebecca.

  1047. E-Man July 28th, 2008 at 11:54 pm

    Oh and Giambi with as poorly as he’s been hitting this month drove in 1 run in 5 of the last 8 games he started. With how our pitching has been lately, you can’t throw blame on this guy.

  1048. V July 28th, 2008 at 11:57 pm

    Rasner will throw a gem tomorrow.

  1049. E-Man July 28th, 2008 at 11:59 pm

    Rasner will throw a gem tomorrow.

    I can’t wait to see those 5 innings.

  1050. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 29th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    John: Don’t worry about it :)

  1051. GreenBeret7 July 29th, 2008 at 12:03 am

    No sense in worrying about controlling trolls and idiots when the site worries more about the quantity of hits than the quality.

  1052. Dr. J July 29th, 2008 at 12:09 am

    I still can’t get over how creepy Orel Hershiser looked last night when he was shown in the opening.

    thesportshernia.typepad.com/blog/2008/07/orel-hershisers.html

  1053. John H. July 29th, 2008 at 12:20 am

    heh he does look kinda creepy.

  1054. jettman July 29th, 2008 at 12:24 am

    Just out of curiosity, who do you guys guess will be the 4 and 5 in the rotation at the end of the year? If you were betting men (and women), who would you put your money on?

  1055. ASH July 29th, 2008 at 12:25 am

    If mussina comes back to last years form, then we are in trouble….I know its only one start and I am not killing him, just saying

  1056. ASH July 29th, 2008 at 12:27 am

    jettman,

    mussina, petitie, joba, rasner, kennedy

    dropping kennedy to long in the playoffs

  1057. ASH July 29th, 2008 at 12:28 am

    excuse me, dropping rasner to long

  1058. jettman July 29th, 2008 at 12:28 am

    You don’t have any hope for the DL guys?

  1059. ASH July 29th, 2008 at 12:33 am

    Wang, hughes, Pavano(ha ha)?

    Not really, I think its a long shot on Wang, Hughes won’t be rushed a second time, and Pavano……nuff said

  1060. ASH July 29th, 2008 at 12:35 am

    I guess on the best case on hughes is he has 3-4 crazy starts in a row and forces his way to the majors in september.

  1061. For $13 I'll be a Macadamia Nut July 29th, 2008 at 12:37 am

    Hughes might make a come back, but I wouldn’t be shocked to see Pavano if he can still pitch. The Yankees want to get some value out of him.

  1062. ASH July 29th, 2008 at 12:39 am

    Nut, sure we all want to get value out of Pavano but what do you put the % of him winning 3 games?

  1063. Craig in NJ July 29th, 2008 at 12:39 am

    One loss doesn’t kill a season.

  1064. back bench July 29th, 2008 at 12:39 am

    Latest inner feelings from RSN.

    “After years of his public defenders rationalizing that the Red Sox can’t win without him [MR], if they can’t win with him, so be it. At least the Red Sox can feel clean and sober.”

    Peter Gammons.

    Clean and sober? Boston?

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  1066. Pax July 29th, 2008 at 12:41 am

    The 4 will be Mussina. The 5 will be Washburn.

    Joba Andy Wang 1-2-3

  1067. ASH July 29th, 2008 at 12:42 am

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  1068. ASH July 29th, 2008 at 12:44 am

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    I’m hopeful but doubtful that we’ll see any more of Wang this season. I mean, he’s still wearing a bootie. However, I hope you’re right Pax.
    In the end, I can see the Yankees going with a 3 man rotation of Andy, Mussina and Joba (in that order) in the playoffs and pitching Andy on short rest as Torre did Wang last year. I just don’t see anyone doing a solid enough job to merit a #4 consideration.

  1070. jettman July 29th, 2008 at 12:47 am

    However, I hope I’m wrong. I’d be ecstatic if Hughes came back and did well, happy if Kennedy came back and did well, appreciative if Rasner did well, and amused if Pavano did well.

  1071. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 29th, 2008 at 12:47 am

    1) Wang won’t be back.

    2) You want Pettitte starting second, in case he has to pitch after a loss.

  1072. Dr. J July 29th, 2008 at 12:47 am

    By the time Hughes/Pavano are ready, it will be September. We cannot live w/ Ponson/Hughes until then.

    We need to get a reliable starter. I’m not sure from where though.

    Kennedy is a worth a try, but we can’t make the mistake of putting all of our eggs in his basket. What if he comes up and looks like an AAAA pitcher that he did early in the year?

  1073. Pax July 29th, 2008 at 12:47 am

    “Playoff order

    petite, joba, mussina, kennedy”

    I hope the 4th one is a total joke.

    IPK should concentrate on dominating at Scranton before he gets the ball in October.

  1074. Brandon (Jetes GIDP count: *18) (Johan HR count: *18) (X-factor my ***) July 29th, 2008 at 12:47 am

    We should have traded Horne instead of Tabata that guy’s arm is bringing more questions every start.

  1075. Pax July 29th, 2008 at 12:49 am

    “1) Wang won’t be back.

    2) You want Pettitte starting second, in case he has to pitch after a loss.”

    Number 1. You don’t know that so why sound so definitive?

    Number 2. How did that work out for us last year?

  1076. Pax July 29th, 2008 at 12:50 am

    “We should have traded Horne instead of Tabata that guy’s arm is bringing more questions every start.”

    Because Pittsburgh must have been dying for a 26 yr old pitcher with arm troubles. Instead of a 20 yr old with bounds of potential.

    Where do we find some of these people?

    Maybe Toronto will take Horne for Burnett???

  1077. Brandon (Jetes GIDP count: *18) (Johan HR count: *18) (X-factor my ***) July 29th, 2008 at 12:54 am

    Pax Horne wasn’t even offered, I’m still not into Tabata being dealt there is too much upside at a young age and really w/ McClouth/Bay and A.McCutchen the Pirates would have accepted pitching over positional prospects. I really wish we would have dealt Horne instead of Tabata.

    Toronto is not deal Burnett.

  1078. Brandon (Jetes GIDP count: *18) (Johan HR count: *18) (X-factor my ***) July 29th, 2008 at 12:55 am

    Toronto is not dealing Burnett. *

  1079. jettman July 29th, 2008 at 12:57 am

    If Burnett flees Canada, crosses the border, and comes to pitch for the Yankees, do we get to keep him or do we have to turn him over to the mountees(sp)?

  1080. Pax July 29th, 2008 at 12:58 am

    Brandon I was kidding.

    I was making the point that fans like you are semi irrational and semi funny.

    You actually believe that Pitt would take a guy like Horne over Tabata.

    You can’t be serious.

  1081. Jase July 29th, 2008 at 12:59 am

    Tabata is terrible.

    Name me a Yankee position prospect that has made an all star game since Jeter.

    98% of Yank prospects are hype.

  1082. Rebecca--Optimist Prime-Mo for Cy Young 08 July 29th, 2008 at 12:59 am

    Pax: 1) Wang injured his push-off foot. It will be impressive if he’s back, and a miracle if he can be as effective as he normally is. If he’s rushed and hurts the foot even more, he can put his entire career in jeopardy.

    2) Actually, it worked really well. Andy kept a 1-0 lead for something like seven innings for us. Not his fault the bugs got to joba. He even pitched around a lead off triple.

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    Jorge Posada

  1084. Redding July 29th, 2008 at 1:00 am

    Horne has no value now. He had an aberration year– now hes back to the no-control, injury prone pitcher he always was.

    He is a classic sell-high case, so was Marquez.

    But you have to figure Cashman knew something about Tabata— because it is bizarre that Cashman, who never has given up any prospects (even marginal ones), gave him up for Nady. His work ethic/injury must be worse than we were led to believe. Or that his offensive ceiling is more comparable to Melky rather than Manny and he was overrated. Even if Jackson has surpassed Tabata in the rankings, why can’t we have both patrolling out OF for the next decade? This is a non-Cashman type move, which as I said, leads me to believe they knew something the rest of us don’t.

    Even all the scouts are coming out of the woodwork now and saying how this was an absolute steal and Tabata was overhyped and they can’t believe PIT did this. Russo was livid, Maseroski was livid, and even Yankee haters like Kevin Kennedy, Joe Buck, McCarver, Steve Phillips, Beningo, Russo, etc. were all universally in agreement it was a steal. You would think some of these guys would try and throw cold water on it, but they haven’t.

  1085. CaptainsCorner July 29th, 2008 at 1:00 am

    The Mariners are such a joke. I just read that they 1st asked for Austin Jackson and on the nytimes website it says they asked the Yanks for Mark Melancon for Koufax..oh sorry I meant Washburn. This is the exact reason why the Yanks cant trade with anyone especially in the AL because what they ask for can not even be taken seriously. Just like the Santana trade…

  1086. jettman July 29th, 2008 at 1:00 am

    and Alfonso Soriano, and Robinson Cano

  1087. Guiseppe Franco July 29th, 2008 at 1:01 am

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    According to a National League source, Diamondback fans might not want to get too excited about the possibility of landing Mark Teixeira. This source believes the Yankees, Rays and Angels are more likely to land the switch-hitting first baseman before Thursday’s Trade Deadline.

    As mentioned earlier, Braves general manager Frank Wren spoke to approximately six teams on Monday about Teixeira. Because they would certainly have the funds to re-sign him on the free agent market, the Yankees might be willing to part with a higher caliber of talent.

    Someone likes to have fun with starting unsubstantiated rumors because there is ZERO chance that Cashman is going to unload a high caliber prospect for a guy who is going to be a FA in another two months.

    I don’t have to be in the Yankee front office to know that.

    If Cashman declined to make such a deal for Santana or Sabathia – he certainly isn’t going to do it for Teixeira.

    I expect the Yanks to pass on Teixeira altogether during the offseason because of Posada’s questionable status for 2009.

    If Posada’s 37 yr old body doesn’t recover well from surgery and can’t catch everyday, he’s going to have to play somewhere – and Matsui is going to be the DH.

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    1. Jeter
    2. Damon
    3. Abreu
    4. Arod
    5. Cano
    6. Giambi
    7. Nady
    8. Molina
    9. Cabrera

    This prevents somewhat the risk of Jeter GIDP, gives Melky more of a “perceived” level of protection, same with ARod, let Giambi get his swing back since he’s been looking off lately, but remains protected by X-Man, who seems like should be getting his swing back after a hectic past week

  1089. Dr.J July 29th, 2008 at 1:05 am

    who needs tabata? we have chris smith, who slugs like papi and chokes up like bonds. crazy bad speed and can steal bases.

    they need to tinker with his swing though.

  1090. CaptainsCorner July 29th, 2008 at 1:05 am

    “Name me a Yankee position prospect that has made an all star game since Jeter.”

    Cano but he didn’t play in it because of the hamstring injury.

  1091. Brandon (Jetes GIDP count: *18) (Johan HR count: *18) (X-factor my ***) July 29th, 2008 at 1:06 am

    The Mariners are such a joke. I just read that they 1st asked for Austin Jackson and on the nytimes website it says they asked the Yanks for Mark Melancon for Koufax..oh sorry I meant Washburn. This is the exact reason why the Yanks cant trade with anyone especially in the AL because what they ask for can not even be taken seriously. Just like the Santana trade…

    WHAT ! :evil:

  1092. Guiseppe Franco July 29th, 2008 at 1:12 am

    The Mariners can ask for whatever they want. But they’re not going to get him.

    Cashman will stand firm on this. Seattle has a chance to get rid of an albatross contract and their bluff has officially been called.

    I’ve said several times in recent days that I think Washburn would be a terrible fit for this team. But, unfortunately, I see him starting against the Angels next weekend.

    Seattle will fold in the end. This is their only shot to get rid of Washburn and they know it.

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  1094. Brandon (Jetes GIDP count: *18) (Johan HR count: *18) (X-factor my ***) July 29th, 2008 at 1:19 am

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  1095. Pepitone July 29th, 2008 at 1:30 am

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    On the Washburn thing, I say forget it. I live here in L.A. and the Angels were simply fed up with his inconsistency. The L.A. newpapers were full of letters to the editor praising the day the Angels let him go.
    The Yanks need to stick with the plan, i.e., getting younger, and getting rid of these overpriced veterans. Let’s wait for Hughes and Kennedy to take Ponson and Rasner’s spots. I don’t think we will make the playoffs anyway, and I said that during our winning streak. We have a very good to excellent bullpen, and two very good starting pitchers. The offense is weak because we have too many players that are simply not clutch in pressure situations (are you listening ARod?), and too many that are good glove and no hit (Molina and Melky). I think Cash should let this season ride out and see what happens, but don’t make any more deals!

  1096. DFox July 29th, 2008 at 1:33 am

    “I don’t think we will make the playoffs anyway”

    Wait, so who’s making the playoffs?

    The Red Sox and the Twins? The Red Sox and Rangers? Come on, there’s practically no competition for the wild card.

    Or what, are the Rays going to stick around by scoring 1 run per game like they have for the last month?

  1097. Pepitone July 29th, 2008 at 1:44 am

    You make very good points DFox, but we shall see who was right in the end. Both of us are just flipping a coin anyway.

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