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Hey, Brewers, stop wearing him out

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Aug 31, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

CC Sabathia threw a one-hit shutout against the Pirates, beating our old friend Jeff Karstens.

Get this: In 11 starts for Milwaukee, Sabathia has thrown 88 of a possible 99 innings. He has allowed 69 hits, 14 earned runs, 18 walks and struck out 85.

At 9-0, 1.43, can he win the NL Cy Young Award instead of Brandon Webb? If Sabathia finishes 14-0, he certainly has to be considered.

At the rate he is going, Hank and Hal are going to have to make him a member of the family and cut him in for a share of the team.

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Forget to mention this yesterday, but it was sad to hear of the death of Killer Kowalski, the great wrestler and an all-time bad guy. If you grew up with wrestling on television on Saturday mornings, you can still tick off the names: Killer Kowalski, Tony Garea, The Iron Sheik, Sgt. Slaughter, Captain Lou Albano. My favorite was George “The Animal” Steele.

The wrestling you see now is a poor substitute. Back then the grapplers had real personality. I still remember going to the Lincoln Park Ballroom in Dartmouth, Mass., to see Haystacks Calhoun and Magnificent Don Muraco. Haystacks wore a horseshoe around his neck and whenever he got in trouble, he would whack his opponent with it when the referee wasn’t looking. Now that’s entertainment.

Lincoln Park is gone and so are the great wrestlers. Rest in peace, Killer.

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112 Responses to “Hey, Brewers, stop wearing him out”

  1. owine August 31st, 2008 at 7:10 pm

    That sounds abusive and all, but he’s averaging something like 5 more pitches per start than he did in Cleveland.

    He’s absolutely pummeling the NL much like many thought Santana would do after his trade to the Mets.

    Look at what Harden is doing with the Cubs. The NL is far below the level of the AL at this point.

  2. Forntoso August 31st, 2008 at 7:15 pm

    7 years/$175 million… If that what it takes, so be it.

    Dollar amount is pretty irrelevant, years are what we want to stay away from. You like to get him for 6, but I’d go 7 if I have to.

    We cannot let him get away!

  3. aaron August 31st, 2008 at 7:15 pm

    honestly, who gives a crap about wrestling? i mean arent we here to discuss a real sport? just asking…you can keep your male soap opera

  4. Dewey August 31st, 2008 at 7:17 pm

    CC SHOULD BE OUR #1 PRIORITY THIS OFF-SEASON. NO EXCUSES.

    sabathia
    wang
    mussina
    pettitte
    chamberlain

    yes, please.

  5. hornblower August 31st, 2008 at 7:19 pm

    Why the assumption that he would want to come to the Yanks or that they will offer the most? He should stay in the NL.

  6. PreteFunkEra August 31st, 2008 at 7:20 pm

    WWWF / WWF / WWE has become a world wide phenomenon. Airing in 100′s of countries and languages. Although the ORIGINAL ECW should have stayed to keep the real fans entertained.

    Wrestling and Yankees. Great Sunday.

  7. x factor August 31st, 2008 at 7:21 pm

    we cannot have joba and hughes in the rotation next year, both on innings limits. unless they are willing to let them lose like the mets are doing to pelfrey. if not, then phil needs to be in AAA.

  8. Tank August 31st, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    All I know is that they better have a backup plan if CC shuns us to stay in the NL/West Coast. Otherwise, they are going to look like absolute fools for passing on Santana when they had a chance to acquire him.

    I would hope the organization has learned not to put all their eggs in one basket.

  9. RhapsodyInBlue August 31st, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    August of 1974 I got the autograph of George “The Animal” Steele on a bar napkin while in a saloon in Old Orchard Beach Maine. A shame I didn’t hang onto it, could be worth a fortune today, I’d be a rich man for sure.

  10. SteveB August 31st, 2008 at 7:32 pm

    And how about Pedro Morales? I watched him defend his title in the Elizabeth Armory, had to be the early 1970′s…. It was so phony, but so much fun. Isn’t “fun” what sports is all about?

    As for CC— I think he is so important to the Yankees that on the first day of his availability, I would hand him a blank check and tell him to fill in the #’s. I think the 2009 starting 5 should be

    CC
    Moose (He’s found a new life as a 86-88mph junkballer)
    Wang
    Joba
    Hughes

    –now THAT’S a winning rotation! Sprinkle in our current relievers and hope that Mark Melancon sticks, and we could have the best pitching staff in baseball.

    ps- I love Andy, but I think he’s on his downslide. Thanks for the memories Andy, and I mean that sincerely.

  11. GreenBeret7 August 31st, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    Slow start to the Charleston Baby Bombers. Down in order in the first inning, but Ryan Zink looks great tonight. He’s recovering from TJ surgery and started his season in relief and now being stretched out as a starter. He had a good first inning…1 strikeout, but, runner reached on a wild pitch, then got a double play and a grounder.

    A walk to Suttle in the 2nd inning and a frozen rope to right for a single by Laird. Nothing happened after that.

  12. Boooooo August 31st, 2008 at 7:39 pm

    rich harden free agent?

  13. GreenBeret7 August 31st, 2008 at 7:42 pm

    Zink has another good inning with two strikeouts and and a ground out. He’s hitting 92 MPH and a great curve, tonight.

  14. mark007 August 31st, 2008 at 7:44 pm

    why is gardner up here if he never plays?

  15. E-Man August 31st, 2008 at 7:44 pm

    I don’t think we’re going to get CC.

    Why would he want to come here?

    The guy is dominating in the NL far greater than he has in the AL.

    Payday? George isn’t running the team anymore and his kids don’t seem to care.

    If I was him, I’d look for the money in the NL.

  16. GreenBeret7 August 31st, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    Charleston’s Dave Williams, left fielder bangs a hard liner into center for a single.

    Right fielder Austin Krum pops out to short. Catcher Austin Romine breaks his bat in half on a hard single to center, and he’s within a couple of hits of .300.

    Montero is up now. Long fly to the track in left is caught.

    3rd baseman Brad Suttle is batting. Suttle has good numbers, but, he missed part of April and all of May with a hip flexor injury, and they’d be a lot better. Suttle strikes out.

  17. MoBoy(aka McLovin) August 31st, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    People keep saying why would CC play here.It’s called money.Johnny Damon said he didn’t want to come here even in he’s book as the poster child of the Idiots Era.But 1 extra year on he’s contract and he’s here.Playing in New York is the biggest place in baseball to play.So why wouldn’t he play here.

    But the Brewers like the Indians are pitching CC to long in games.CC in the playoffs last year looked tired after pitching 240 innings that year.Hey santana couldn’t play in Japan after complaing of being tired.

    Let CC go 7 innings.Just because you don’t have relievers or closers doesn’t mean you can CC out there every inning.

  18. GreenBeret7 August 31st, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    Zink gives up his first hit on an infield roller up the middle to Justin Snyder, the 2nd baseman.

    1st out of the inning on a nice play coming in on grounder by 3rd baseman Suttle. Runner on 2nd base.

    Another ground ball out, runner moves to third.

    Third out. Another strikeout for Zink…his 4th.

  19. GreenBeret7 August 31st, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    Sabathia is a big, strong guy and has an easy motion. The innings aren’t going to kill him or his arm. To quote Jim kaat (who knows something about pitching), “It’ll rust out, before it wears out.”

  20. Buddy Biancalana August 31st, 2008 at 8:06 pm

    I remember lots of wrestling names, the Von Erich brothers (Kerry, Kevin, David), The Tonga Kid (little person wrestling). George “The Animal” Steele was great though, he would eat apart the turnbuckle & gaze into the audience. Good stuff.

  21. They shoot horses don't they? August 31st, 2008 at 8:06 pm

    Yeah Pete,

    Haystacks was my favorite! And then there was Bo Bo Brazil and the ultimate good guy in those days…Bruno Sammartino.

    Can’t watch this stuff today though and am thoroughly mystified as to it’s tremendous appeal.

    But then, I could say that about a lot of other so called sports that dot the landscape today.

    Oh well, to each his own.

  22. steve August 31st, 2008 at 8:09 pm

    so who is plan B if we miss out on sabathia?

    sheets? burnett? oliver perez?

  23. Doreen (I'm thinking we might possibly be just about dead) August 31st, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    GB7 -

    Zink is who I saw pitch in Lakewood. I thought he looked okay that outing. Got stronger as he went along.

  24. Mr. Exceptional August 31st, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    You mentioned Tony Garea, you’ve got me on your blog for life.

  25. GreenBeret7 August 31st, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    Laird gounds out to open the fourth.

    Justin Snyder is batting and playing 2nd base, mostly, but, he plays everywhere…think Randy Velarde. Snyder walks.

    Carmen Angelini is batting. Not a smart move by Snyder. He just got picked off of first. Just missed on hitting one out…Long foul. Angelini walks.

    LMAO. They hate Abe Lincoln down here in Savannah, GA. They just showed Abe Almonte on the video screen with a beard and stove pipe hat. Almonte lines a hard single to right field, Angelini to third. Almonte steals 2nd base (29)

    Dave Williams at bat. Hard liner to 1st. 3rd out.

  26. GreenBeret7 August 31st, 2008 at 8:21 pm

    Yeah, Doreen. Zink is just now starting…his third or 4th, I think. 22 straight shutout innings, now. He went 6 innings his last start.

  27. GreenBeret7 August 31st, 2008 at 8:23 pm

    Oh, come on, Snyder. Easy grounder and he drops it for his 27th error.

    Great plays by a running sinking liner to Krum…thows low to first base, but, Laird stretches out and completes the Dp.

  28. GreenBeret7 August 31st, 2008 at 8:26 pm

    A triple to center field wall, but almonte should have caught it. 2 outs, runner on third. Fly out to right. 3 outs. zink should have had an easy inning, but, gets out of it unscored on.

    Zink, 4 innings, 2 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks, 4 strikeouts.

  29. RhapsodyInBlue August 31st, 2008 at 8:32 pm

    As long as we’re discussing the great ones this evening, let’s not forget Professor Toru Tanaka and Mr. Fuji.

  30. Buddy Biancalana August 31st, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    Mr. Fuji, that’s great, reminded me of The Great Kabuki.

  31. GreenBeret7 August 31st, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    Krum is batting…hitting in leadoff spot…solid hitter and good speed…great glove. Should be a solid 4th outfielder, mainly the corners, but, could play center.

    Krum walks.

    Romine batting. Mashes a hard double down the left field line and Krum scores on the error on left fielder.

    Montero’s batting. He has 65 multi-hit games this year and 1 hit short of Carl Crawford’s 2nd highest team total. Also has 5th highest doubles total in club history.

    Montero hits a soft fly single to short right to drive in Romine for his 85th RBI. Great numbers for an 18 year old.

    Suttle batting. Strikeout.

    Laird batting, now. Long fly to center for an out.

    Snyder is batting. Wish his glove was as good as his bat. As I say that, Snyder strikes out. Three outs.

    2-0 Charleston

  32. Nick in SF August 31st, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    “I would hope the organization has learned not to put all their eggs in one basket.”

    CC might want all the eggs. He’s not svelte.

  33. Yankee2123 August 31st, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    Pat Patterson, Harley Race, Baron Van Rache, Nick Bockwinkel, Junk Yard Dog, The Boogie Woogie Man, Ivan Putski…the list goes on.

  34. Buddy Biancalana August 31st, 2008 at 8:49 pm

    We can’t forget the lady wrestlers, GLOW was great on Sunday mornings. Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling.

  35. steve August 31st, 2008 at 8:49 pm

    how’s romine’s defense and game-calling?

  36. GreenBeret7 August 31st, 2008 at 8:51 pm

    Bottom of the 5th inning.

    Long fly out to right for first out.

    Speed on Zink’s fastball down a little this inning.

    Strikeout on a fastball at 92 MPH. Must be saving it for third strikes.

    Line drive single to right.

    Angelini doesn’t play the short popups into center like Jeter. Misplays a bloop into a double. runners on 2nd and 3rd.

    3rd out on a grounder. No damage.

    Zink…5 innings, 4 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks, 5 strikeouts, 1 WP.

  37. Brian S August 31st, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    I’d go after CC AND Sheets/Burnett. I think A.J. would thrive in NY, it would help him focus. Because when he’s on it’s 98 mph heat and a serious slider.

    CC
    Wang
    Burnett
    Joba
    Moose (I do think he’s reinvented himself I trust him)

    THEN!!! Trade the young pitching a la Texas (volquez for hamilton) for a CF/1B. Also drop the brinks truck off to Teixeira. I don’t assume all of these guys would sign but I would make the attempt to do so.

    Let Andy go…sorry

    Do something about Cano, his nonchalant style (along with Abreu) doesn’t create a winning philosophy.

    Let Juiceambi go.

    We have to improve our defense!!

  38. Vin August 31st, 2008 at 9:04 pm

    Sherman’s article was spot on. Hopefully someone in the media department relays that article to Cashman for consideration.

  39. Brandon (Alex FOR THE LOVE OF GOD get rid of that number on your back)..."we play today, we lose today, das it". August 31st, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    Almonte lines a hard single to right field, Angelini to third. Almonte steals 2nd base (29)

    I love this little guy

  40. Brandon (Alex FOR THE LOVE OF GOD get rid of that number on your back)..."we play today, we lose today, das it". August 31st, 2008 at 9:07 pm

    Sherman’s article was spot on. Hopefully someone in the media department relays that article to Cashman for consideration.

    About selling the vets (Fire Sale) We’ve been saying that since Monday heck last Wedensday.

  41. pop August 31st, 2008 at 9:10 pm

    Three poor starts in a row for Webb. It’s Sabathia’s.

  42. YankeeJosh August 31st, 2008 at 9:11 pm

    I’d be very careful about choosing to bring back Mike Mussina over Andy Pettitte. Mussina is no doubt having the better year, but he’s also 39 years old. Can he do this again? I’m not sold yet. Last year at this time Pettitte was lights out and Mussina looked shot. Just because Andy is having a bad year, doesn’t mean we should be so quick to jetison him, especially given that he is 3 years younger than Mussina. Andy’s more likely to have the better year next year imo.

  43. RalphieD August 31st, 2008 at 9:12 pm

    i dont knw if its been posted but Chad Jennings is reporting that Coke and Moeller will be in Detroit tomorrow

  44. GreenBeret7 August 31st, 2008 at 9:13 pm

    Zink is pretty much a ground ball pitcher, though he gets his share of strikeouts. 7 grounders (1 DP) and three fly outs.

    Angelini lays down a great bunt single…not even close. The kid can run.

    Angelini moves to 2nd on a passed ball.

    Just noticed that Almonte doesn’t wear batting gloves. His team mates hope that he doesn’t toughen his hands the same way that Posada does.

    Almonte strikes out. angelini steams into 3rd base on an error by the pitcher when he missed the throw back from the catcher. Some great base running by Angelini. (Intangibles?)

    Williams batting. Ground out to short. No advance.

    Krum drops a fly into short right. It was foul and the wind blew it fair. Angelini scores.

    Man, just like their parents, the Mets. Manager comes out to talk to the pitcher, and the pitcher warming up in the bullpen came running in to pitch. Problem was, the manager didn’t call for him.

    Romine has his 3rd hit. Runners on 2nd and 3rd.

    Montero is up. Booming double into the left field corner. Krum and Romine score. Another multi-hit game and 2 more RBIs (87) for Montero.

    Pitching change. Maybe that kid in the bullpen was smarter than the manager.

    Suttle up. A no contact night so far. 1 walk, 2 strikeouts. Line out to center. 3 Outs.

  45. Brandon (Alex FOR THE LOVE OF GOD get rid of that number on your back)..."we play today, we lose today, das it". August 31st, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    Coke I’ll take but Moeller ughh..why isn’t Cervelli coming up

  46. GreenBeret7 August 31st, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    Steve, Romine’s defense is lagging badly behind his bat and Montero’s defense. Calls a good game, but, execution is poor. 19 passed balls, 6 errors and only 20% of stealers caught.

  47. Brandon (Alex FOR THE LOVE OF GOD get rid of that number on your back)..."we play today, we lose today, das it". August 31st, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    Chad Jennings is reporting that Humberto Sanchez and Phil Hughes will be playing in the Arizona Fall League this year. According to Jennings, Christian Garcia is also a candidate to go, as is Ian Kennedy. I’ll try to find Garcia in the clubhouse and see what he knows.

  48. Vin August 31st, 2008 at 9:17 pm

    What moves are they making on the 40 man?

    And why Moller? We don’t need 3 catchers.

  49. GreenBeret7 August 31st, 2008 at 9:21 pm

    Zink out for the 6th inning

    Groundout.

    Popup to first base.

    Groundout to short. bad throw up the first base line by Jeter….err…Angelini. Laird came off the bag and tagged the runner.

    zink, 5 innings, 4 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks, 5 strikeouts…12 ground outs, 4 fly outs. He looks great. Hope he pitches the 7th.

  50. GreenBeret7 August 31st, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    ***sorry…6th inning***

  51. GreenBeret7 August 31st, 2008 at 9:24 pm

    Laird leads off the 7th.

    Laird walks. Good eye. He’s becoming much more patient in the second hlf. having a great August. .345, 10 doubles, 10 homers and 35 RBI.

  52. murphydog August 31st, 2008 at 9:25 pm

    “I’d be very careful about choosing to bring back Mike Mussina over Andy Pettitte.”

    As the season progressed, Andy got worse, not better and Moose got stronger and stronger, demonstrated great command and was very effective. He would have had 20 wins easy with a little offense.

    Andy’s had elbow issues forever. Moose has never (knock on wood) had a chronic condition. Moose has finally adjusted to his current strengths and is not trying to throw the ball over 90 mph anymore – and it’s working extremely well.

    With Andy it’s also about his desire to play another year versus being home with his family. It sounds like it’s been very tough for Andy to be on a team like this and who could blame him if he felt that way. Moose on the other hand has every incentive to keep pitching, whether with the Yankees or somewhere else, racking up wins and Ks in a drive for Cooperstown. IMO Moose looks good for another 2- 3 years barring injury.

    If I have to pick between Moose and Andy, I’d choose to invite Moose back for a one year contract with options for two more.

  53. Brandon (Alex FOR THE LOVE OF GOD get rid of that number on your back)..."we play today, we lose today, das it". August 31st, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    GB how many BB/HBP in August for Laird ?

  54. mark007 August 31st, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    tabata with another HR today :(

    damn that guy who ran over cervelli in spring training… if he was there to mentor tabata, he would have tore up the league and we wouldnt have traded him for a 29 year old left-fielder who has 1 yr on his contract and has no chance to re-sign with boras as his agent and a lefty specialist.

    while that trade is being lauded as a steal now, as early 2010, they trade could be kazmir-zombrano like for us in a bad way.

  55. Matty August 31st, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    Pete -

    Killer Kowalski trained and mentored Triple H, so if you want to deride the state of pro wrestling today, it’s amusing how cyclical it can be.

  56. Nick in SF August 31st, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    They’re holding Cervelli back for the next Tampa series.

    Is the deadline midnight eastern time? Or Bed Selig’s bedtime?

    Is Cashman going to make a sweet deadline deal to get us some playoff-eligible help for our September Sweep???

  57. Chris August 31st, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    Why does Cervelli deserve to be called up? He’s been injured all season, has only been back for a month and isn’t really lighting the minor leagues up

  58. RalphieD August 31st, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    whats the big deal if moeller if called up…its not like the yankees are gonna bring up 15 guys anyways….

  59. Brandon (Alex FOR THE LOVE OF GOD get rid of that number on your back)..."we play today, we lose today, das it". August 31st, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    tabata with another HR today

    That trade continues to piss me off.

  60. COL 88 August 31st, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    When Ponson gets lit up tomorrow, we hopefully will see a lot of Aceves and Coke :)

    I also hope we see an I-Rod/Farnsworth matchup at some point with runners on base, down by a run.

  61. pat August 31st, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    Brandon

    In the absence of an answer to your question, just consider Moeller’s call up a “thank you” for the up, down , over and out he agreed to go through with the Yanks this year.

  62. Glenn August 31st, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    Although many fans don’t like to hear that a white flag has been thrown up, it’s realistic in thinking that good looks should be given to all AAA callups with an eye toward 2009 and what they can contribute.
    It should also give some sort of signal when certain players are seeing little playing time, that they could be on a move list.
    Betemit is seeing that already and Giambi will be next when the AAA playoffs are finished and Juan Miranda is called up.

  63. murphydog August 31st, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    “while that trade is being lauded as a steal now, as early 2010, they trade could be kazmir-zombrano like for us in a bad way.”

    A little exaggeration, no?

  64. RalphieD August 31st, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    mark you cant say that we have no chance at resigning nady…according to several reports he absolutely loves being in new york….

  65. RIGHT after you see pigs fly... August 31st, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    if the Yankees can go 7-3 or 8-2 on this road trip, then it REALLY could get interesting at the end of September ( HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA !!! )

  66. RalphieD August 31st, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    “That trade continues to piss me off”

    i thought you got off your nady hating brandon or is it just marte now

  67. Brandon (Alex FOR THE LOVE OF GOD get rid of that number on your back)..."we play today, we lose today, das it". August 31st, 2008 at 9:33 pm

    Is Cashman going to make a sweet deadline deal to get us some playoff-eligible help for our September Sweep???

    After seeing the first 2 on the expansion list I’m getting close to calling for Cashman’s fireing, to trade Tabata was one thing, now to use the 40 man not even for a young position player that can aatleast be showcased or tested to see if he can be used next season. I don’t get these moves ! I don’t get why Giambi is still here, or Matsui, or Damon or yes even Nady, or Abreu and Pettitte…the waiver period can bring top prospects if you deal the right people !

    I don’t want to hear this oh well the chemistry after today’s game not one player stayed in the locker room ! Not one !

  68. GreenBeret7 August 31st, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    7th Inning

    Laird walks.

    Snyder up. Snyder walks.

    Angelini’s up. Pop up to first.

    Almonte bangs a triple to score Laird and Snyder and Almonte scores all the way on the error on throw.

    Williams up. Williams strikes out.

    Krum is batting. Strikeout.

    Charleston up 6-0.

    Bottom of the 7th is up.

    Looks like the night is over for Zink. Great game.

    Angel Reyes, a lefty is in the pen.

  69. RalphieD August 31st, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    sounds like you want the entire team traded brandon…you know thats never gonna happen

  70. RaZor August 31st, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    I like Nady and we need more players like him, but not at the expense of a premier talent like Tabata, especially in a system devoid of any position players outside of Jackson (Charleston kids are too far away).

    He is the type of guy you trade for a Kemp, Cain, Matt Gamel, Dexter Fowler, Billingsly, Loney etc.

    I would have rather given up McAllister or De La Rosa than Tabata.

  71. Nick in SF August 31st, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    Moeller is Rasner’s pet catcher! And we need Rasner to win his next start(s). Ahem.

    And this “We can’t resign Nady because he’s a Boras client” is ridiculous. Of course we can. Anyway, Tabata *might* have a better 2012 and 2013 than Nady, but I’ll take Nady’s 2009-2011.

    And I will agree with esteemed poster murphydog, bringing back Moose is more important than bringing back Pettitte, dynasty-era sentiment aside. But if Pettitte wants to come back and can lower his $16 million price tag, I think he might work out as a #5 pitcher.

  72. Brandon (Alex FOR THE LOVE OF GOD get rid of that number on your back)..."we play today, we lose today, das it". August 31st, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    i thought you got off your nady hating brandon or is it just marte now

    I’m not hating him. This isn’t against Nady, he’s been very good, but I’ve said it since that time I didn’t want to deal Tabata or Jackson, these are the moves that I can’t stand, the quick fixing, if this kid hits his potential which he’s still 19 he’s going to be in AAA at 20 while Nady is going to demand big money in the offseason. I just have a hard time warming up to deals like these.

  73. autograph seeker August 31st, 2008 at 9:38 pm

    Tim L. should mos def be ahead of Webb for the Cy Young

  74. Nick in SF August 31st, 2008 at 9:38 pm

    Brandon, get real. They just traded good prospects for Nady so that… they can spin Nady for prospects? Come on.

  75. Yankee Trader August 31st, 2008 at 9:38 pm

    COL 88-

    You can see the I-Rod/Farnsy matchup tomorrow, that is if I-Rod isn’t traded by midnight tonight, since Moeller being brought up.

  76. RalphieD August 31st, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    its hard to argue with what your saying brandon…its nice to look at just the future but at the time cash made that deal the yanks were making what looked like their move (8 game winning streak)…that could of been the move that propelled them onward…tabata was struggling he had attitude problems and it seemed like it was a great move..i know you hated it at the time but if they were leading in the wildcard right now would you still feel the same way

  77. Brandon (Alex FOR THE LOVE OF GOD get rid of that number on your back)..."we play today, we lose today, das it". August 31st, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    He is the type of guy you trade for a Kemp, Cain, Matt Gamel, Dexter Fowler, Billingsly, Loney etc.

    I would have rather given up McAllister or De La Rosa than Tabata.

    WDR is a stud expect him to move fast in a year or 2, McCallister is already drawing comparisons to Doc, I’d would have rather gave up a Suttle or Alan Horne and if it had to be a position prospect a Juan Miranda, something like that. If not it’s just not worth it.

  78. KING FELIX August 31st, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    mcallister looks like justin masterson

  79. Brandon (Alex FOR THE LOVE OF GOD get rid of that number on your back)..."we play today, we lose today, das it". August 31st, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    Brandon, get real. They just traded good prospects for Nady so that… they can spin Nady for prospects? Come on.

    Getting value for him would be outside the box thinking you know he’s a FA after this season he’s not settleling for little money, I love what Nady has brought but he isn’t a longterm solution and wasn’t the type of player you sell low on Jose Tabata he just isn’t.

  80. Yankee Trader August 31st, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    Nick in SF

    Pettitte is a tired 2nd half pitcher this year. If he wants to come back, let him stay home till mid June and come back middle of the season ala Clemens[when he's juiced up, oops I mean revved up to come back]!!

  81. GreenBeret7 August 31st, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    My error. It’s 8-0, Charleston.

    Reyes is in for bottom of the 7th.

    strikeout on a great curve. doesn’t seem to throw that hard. Threw a fastball at 87.

    Chase Weems is catching for Romine, now.

    High bouncer that bounces well over Suttle for a single. Must have hit a rock, because it bounced about 15 feet in the air.

    Ground ball out to first, runner on 2nd base.

    Nice block in the dirt by Weems.

    Line single to right and run scores, and runner moves to second on throw.

    Walk.

    Grounder to Angelini for the out at 2nd. 3 outs

    8-1, Charleston

  82. Nick in SF August 31st, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    Um, just because Nady is a Boras client doesn’t mean he’s going to want/get 7 years and $100 million. How has Nady done so far for the Yankees? Pretty good, wouldn’t you say?

    All Nady has been is a solid player who hasn’t shrunk in pinstripes. Nah, players like that aren’t the long term solution at all. We need flashy all-stars only.

  83. GreenBeret7 August 31st, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    Brandon, Laird has walked 39 times before tonight and hBP 5 times.

  84. Brandon (Alex FOR THE LOVE OF GOD get rid of that number on your back)..."we play today, we lose today, das it". August 31st, 2008 at 9:51 pm

    Thanks GB, wait Reyes fastball is at 87 mph ?

  85. Brandon (Alex FOR THE LOVE OF GOD get rid of that number on your back)..."we play today, we lose today, das it". August 31st, 2008 at 9:52 pm

    GB I meant BB/HBP for August :D

  86. Patrick â„¢ August 31st, 2008 at 9:54 pm

    CC is a freaking stud and a workhorse. I don’t think there’s any reason to worry about the number or innings he’s thrown. He’s thrown a lot of pitches but not an unreasonable amount. The Brewers are in a pennant race and he is their ace pitcher, he should be throwing a lot of innings. The Yankees better sign this guy, he’s the best pitcher to hit free agency in a long time. CC is a MUST SIGN, imagine a rotation of Sabathia, Wang, Mussina, Pettitte, Chamberlain with Kennedy and Hughes waiting in the wings. Can you say “best pitching staff in the majors” ?

  87. GreenBeret7 August 31st, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    Weems strikes out.

    Montero up. Ground out, but, Montero was really hustling. Almost beat it out. Montero now has passed Carl Crawford for the 2nd highest hit total in the history of the Charleston teams. 11 hits short of the top.

    Suttle is up. walk.

    Laird is up. Home run (23) for Laird. 2 RBIs (86) A high fly well over the left field fence.

    Snyder is up. strikeout.

    Charleston, 10-1.

  88. GreenBeret7 August 31st, 2008 at 9:59 pm

    Sorry, Brandon. Don’t have the breakdowns on HBP for the month. 13 walks before tonight.

  89. Dr. Mark August 31st, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    Lincoln Park in Dartmouth . . . We live two towns over in Rhode Island. They’re to put up condos soon where it once was. Mostly a fenced-in, overgrown, weed-infested lot the last few years–with the remnants of a big, powerful, don’t-mess-with-me, wooden roller coaster off to the side, the “Comet,” I think. (Or was it the “Bronx Bombers”? — at one time, it clearly was great.) Never knew that Haystacks Calhoun performed there! Will now think of this with good television memories–and one personal encounter–of him as a kid whenever I drive past it.
    Would much rather think of Haystacks than the Yankees right now. Thanks for the diversion, Pete. I, for one, really need it today.

  90. jk August 31st, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    RIP Killer Kowalski.

    Back in the day I saw Chuck Wepner vs Andre the Giant live at Shea Stadium. It was no contest as Andre threw Wepner out of the ring like a javelin about 10 times. After that it was Ali vs Inoki on the big screen live from Japan. A good time was had by all.

  91. GreenBeret7 August 31st, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    Bottom of 8th.

    Strikeout. Fastball is starting to pop the mitt, now. was a 90 MPH. Another nasty curve.

    ground out to 1st base.

    Reyes looks pretty good for his second year as a converted pitcher. NYY seems to be converting a lot of their young Latin kids to pitcher.

    Nice running catch by Krum for the third out.

  92. GreenBeret7 August 31st, 2008 at 10:06 pm

    I remember Haystack Calhoun from the mid ’50s. He owned the tavern right behind our house in Niles, Michigan. Big old farmer.

  93. Brian August 31st, 2008 at 10:07 pm

    CC Sabathia usually gets hit by the Red Sox. I think they crushed him twice last year in the playoffs (and no, I’m not getting him confused with Wang).

    Its easy to put up these numbers against the NL.

    I think he is a bit overrated.

    Lets be honest the Yankees need quantity as much as quality. Cashman has ALOT of holes to fill. I’d rather they not invest $100MM in Sabathia but instead get 2 or 3 of the pitchers one level “below him”.

  94. GreenBeret7 August 31st, 2008 at 10:14 pm

    top of the 9th.

    Angelini is up. Fly out to medium left field.

    Almonte is batting. Man, can this kid run, but, a lot of holes in his swing. Strike out.

    Williams is up. Williams walks.

    Krum strikes out. Ending the season in a slump. Really like the way he plays, though. Nice kid.

    Bottom of the 9th inning coming up.

    10-1 Charleston

  95. GreenBeret7 August 31st, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    Reyes is still pitching.

    Fly out to left.

    Reyes got that out on a nice changeup.

    Walk.

    Another walk.

    Pop fly single just over a diving Snyder into short center.
    Bases loaded.

    Reyes is gone and Chace Vacek is in. 1 out.

  96. GreenBeret7 August 31st, 2008 at 10:29 pm

    Angelini boots an easy double play grounder. No out made. run scored. 42 errors for Angelini. 10-2

    LMAO. The animals are up in arms. Kids can’t run the bases tonight becauise the game lasted too long. If the game doesn’t end in 3 minutes, there will be no Labor Day fireworks. They’re looking for northerns to hang. Come on Vocek…I wanna live.

    Strike out.

    Strike out.. I live another day.

  97. GreenBeret7 August 31st, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    ***northerners***

  98. GreenBeret7 August 31st, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    They made it with 1 minute to spare. Fireworks for everybody.

    Final score is 10-2, Charleston

  99. Ed August 31st, 2008 at 11:04 pm

    A few others:

    Wahoo McDaniel (Wasn’t he also a pro football player?)
    Cowboy Billy Watts (Bruno Sammartino’s tag team partner who turned bad guy)
    Georgeous George (But of course!)

    Those were the days! My brother and I would watch wrestling on TV while we wrestled on my parents’ bed.

  100. GreenBeret7 September 1st, 2008 at 12:43 am

    St. Louis Cards had a minor league catcher…Randy Savage

    Cowboy Bob Ellis, Dick The Bruiser

  101. Russell W September 1st, 2008 at 1:34 am

    My favorite was the Ultimate Warrior days. Everything went downhill after Stone Cold though. “Bad arse” wrestlers became posers and wiggers and completely destroyed the entertainment.

  102. RSM September 1st, 2008 at 1:34 am

    R.I.P. Killer

    Now who remebers Ivan Putski? “Polish power”!

    How about Chief Jay Strongbow?

    Those were the glory days of wrestling.

  103. MoBoy(aka McLovin) September 1st, 2008 at 2:13 am

    After the Attitude Era wrestling went downhill after Stone Cold,The Rock,True Divas(Sable,Debra,Trish,Chyna,Jacquliene and Victoria),Ministry of Darkness,The Corpiration,Mick Foley were all gone.

    Of course who can forget the best team in wrestling.D-Generation X left and came back as D-X Light now.

  104. Hitman September 1st, 2008 at 3:21 am

    Whenever I see someone commenting on CC and saying they have to get him at all costs I just think, damn this person is as smart as Hank Steinbrenner but just without the money. One player won’t make the difference for this team and that’s only assuming he adjusts well to New York, continues to play well and doesn’t injure himself during the duration of a long contract which virtually no pitcher has been able to do except only a handful of hall of famers. The yankees have to make smart trades for young impact players not sign ones that may be heading into the early twilight of their careers for big years and money. Unfortunately Cashman isn’t very likely to go out and get a Josh Hamilton or Carlos Quentin or Paul O’Neill. He’s not that type of GM. But that is precisely what the yankees need right now to jumpstart this organization. They also have to make some smarter signings than Latroy Hawkins.

  105. bru September 1st, 2008 at 8:38 am

    pettitte has been solid all year.
    if you’re going to pitch good at 39 yrs old you should be able to at 40.

    steroids and hgh were a big part of it.runs are down,hr’s also.so is mussina’s era.
    i would be very carefull if i were the yankees about signing,sabathia,tex,sheets,burnett.

    the yankees need 2 pitchers.i would go the trade route instead for one of them.sabathia will be an absolute mess by the 6th or 7th year.

  106. Steve in CT September 1st, 2008 at 9:26 am

    Pete:

    How could you forget to mention other wrestling “personalities” like Chief Jay Strongbow, or “The Golden Boy Arnold Skolin” or the ultimate manager “Classy Freddy Blassie?” I think Freddy may have invented the phrase “pencil necked geek.”

    I think we might have more fun this month talking about wrestlers of the 70′s than the Yankees of 2008. This team isn’t going to make the post-season. Even if the Sox go 13-13 the rest of the way, the Yankees have to go 20-6 to catch them. How likely is that? If you think that’s realistic then go buy some lottery tickets. Right now that would seem to be a better bet.

  107. Winfield killed my seagull September 1st, 2008 at 9:34 am

    Supefly Jimmy Snuka………..

  108. Winfield killed my seagull September 1st, 2008 at 9:35 am

    r

  109. Anthony Murillo September 1st, 2008 at 10:52 am

    You do know that the great Iron Shiek is pretty insane nowadays? He blabbers about making people ‘humble’

  110. IRON September 1st, 2008 at 12:46 pm

    You had to love Hay Stack Calhoun….. the horse shoe on a chain around his neck said it all.

  111. Travis September 1st, 2008 at 1:22 pm

    You guys are bringing back the glory years of early 1980s WWF. Pedro Morales, Tony Garea, the Hart Foundation, and Bob Backlund, among others, were my favorites.

  112. AJW September 1st, 2008 at 2:14 pm

    Yes Pete here are some other notibles from when I used to watch wrestling before Hulk Hogan made it so commercial.

    You remember the following:

    Greg ‘The Hammer” Valentine
    Ray Martel
    SD Jones
    Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka
    Bob Backlund
    Tony Atlas
    Chief Jay Strongbow
    Pedro Morales
    Mil Mascaras
    Iron Mike Sharpe
    Adian Adonis
    Ray Stevens
    The Grand Wizard
    Paul Ordorff
    Ivan Putski
    Mr. Fuji
    Mr. Saito
    Blackjack Mulligan
    Cowboy Bob Orton
    and a slew of others

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