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Good night for Joba

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Mar 10, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Joba Chamberlain was pleased with his outing, as was Joe Girardi.

“I’d be lying to you if I didn’t say it’s a sigh of relief,” Joba said. “There’s a sense of urgency to get going. We’re less than a month away now. You understand that’s there work to be done. You need a kick in the rear end every once in a while.”

Two big positives: He threw his slider for strikes and he hit 96. His command and arm strength are coming. The adjustments Dave Eiland made worked well. Joba had to stand taller on the rubber and work on the timing of his front leg. He was wasting energy and out of balance.

“You could see it from the first pitch that it was better,” Girardi said.

Yankees at Lakeland again tomorrow to face the Tigers. Check back in the morning for the lineup.

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123 Responses to “Good night for Joba”

  1. RGR (get Figgins) March 10th, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    Welcome back to Spring Training Robbie Cano and Damaso

  2. Zolio March 10th, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    As Michael Kay says… “THATS ONE OF THE GREATEST GAMES, YOU WILL EVER SEE!!!!”

    What a choke job!

  3. RGR (get Figgins) March 10th, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    Front Page of the Daily News tomorrow

    “Its Arods Fault” (picture of Netherlands celebrating)

  4. jennifer March 10th, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    So when does Robinson return?

    Congrats to the Netherlands.

  5. carl March 10th, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    Blame the cubs :( bringing the curse to the wbc.

  6. RGR (get Figgins) March 10th, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    I would say possibly thursday, but likely friday

  7. vinny-b __NYY fan and WBC promoter__ March 10th, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    “Get your butt back here Cano”

    lol

  8. RGR (get Figgins) March 10th, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    The Cubs should just get 1 player from every WBC team in 2013 if they havent won by then. So at least they have 1 champion player

  9. Brad Pitt's better-looking brother March 10th, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    RGR (get Figgins) March 10th, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    Front Page of the Daily News tomorrow

    “Its Arods Fault” (picture of Netherlands celebrating)

    - – - – - – - – - -

    Well, the D.R. didn’t have Cody Ransom to back him up!

  10. BGNYY March 10th, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    Just got back from Tampa, Joba looked a lot better tonight control with much better…. Buster Olney was in a box behind me… Also met Dellin Betances that guy is HUGEEEEEEEE… can’t wait for this season and CC tomorrow

  11. Jermaine D'Twan Monroe-Gibbons March 10th, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    I guess Melky and Edwar didn’t miss much.

  12. DT March 10th, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    Thank you Dave Eiland.

    Nice catch fixing Joba’s mechanics.

  13. RGR (get Figgins) March 10th, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    ill be at the game on the 21st against the Tigers

  14. Brandon, 'Watching Jorge Vasquez go Pujols in the WBC & Wade go MVP in the NBA' March 10th, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    Nothing I can say, I knew it was over as soon as he was walking Randall Simon. I mean, Randall Simon why is Marmol ? hats off to the Dutch I said they reminded me of the Anaheim Angels and there it was, just WOW :?

    A team w/ Papi, Hanley, Jose, Reyes, Olivo and Cruz couldn’t scratch runs vs the Dutch credit the Dutch’s pitching staff and defense, they looked like the Anaheim Angels.

  15. Ryan March 10th, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    Joba def looked better. Couple really nice sliders and a really nice curv for a strike and his Fasball was hitting 96.

  16. Tom March 10th, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    Carlos Marmol reminds me of Farnsworth

  17. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing March 10th, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    lol, I’m hoping the Australians can pull and upset like that vs the Cubans.

    Yeah, one can dream. :lol:

  18. Brandon, 'Watching Jorge Vasquez go Pujols in the WBC & Wade go MVP in the NBA' March 10th, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    ‘Carlos Marmol reminds me of Farnsworth’

    He definitely looked Farnsy-like tonight.

  19. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing March 10th, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    Yeah. That was a very Farnsworth-like inning.

  20. Brandon, 'Watching Jorge Vasquez go Pujols in the WBC & Wade go MVP in the NBA' March 10th, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    This Chapman LHP rumbling rumors are he’s trying to defect.

  21. 24 Score March 10th, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    Oh well.. I can still root for PR/Venz

    I’ll root for the Dutch though when they aren’t playing those teams.

  22. vinny-b __NYY fan and WBC promoter__ March 10th, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    “A team w/ Papi, Hanley, Jose, Reyes, Olivo and Cruz couldn’t scratch runs vs the Dutch credit the Dutch’s pitching staff and defense, they looked like the Anaheim Angels”

    you’re a good sport, Brandon

  23. Joe March 10th, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    Larry Hughes scored 39 points tonight

  24. randy l. March 10th, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    “Sleep well, tonight, Randy I. My mind is working overtime. Even with your National Guard protecting you, you’re not safe.”

    gb7-

    i should be ok. i camouflaged my house as a golf course green. orville said you couldn’t find the green if your life depended on it.

  25. Joe from Long Island March 10th, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    I disagree, that wasn’t like Farnsworth at all.

    There were no HRs.

  26. randy l. March 10th, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    what a play by the cuban second baseman and shortstop!

  27. Brandon, 'Watching Jorge Vasquez go Pujols in the WBC & Wade go MVP in the NBA' March 10th, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    ‘you’re a good sport, Brandon’

    Thanks man, it still sucks.

    Nice play there by the Cuban MIF

  28. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing March 10th, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    LOL. True, Joe.

    But there were moments that made you want to reach for some Pepto, in abundance.

  29. 7 UP March 10th, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    Marmol is 0-1 with a 8.66 ERA in 4 postseason games, FYI

  30. Brandon, 'Watching Jorge Vasquez go Pujols in the WBC & Wade go MVP in the NBA' March 10th, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    ‘Larry Hughes scored 39 points tonight’

    A pig just flew out the window.

  31. GreenBeret7 March 10th, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    randy l.
    March 10th, 2009 at 10:39 pm
    “Sleep well, tonight, Randy I. My mind is working overtime. Even with your National Guard protecting you, you’re not safe.”

    gb7-

    i should be ok. i camouflaged my house as a golf course green. orville said you couldn’t find the green if your life depended on it.

    ————————————————————

    Orville was just being kind, if he said that. My trouble was getting off of the tee.

  32. PAT M. March 10th, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    GB7, Use a fungo of the tee…

  33. Betsy March 10th, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    I liked what I saw from Garcia, but like Pat M, I’m surprised how many people think this guy is going to zoom past Phil and either compete or win a spot on the 2010 roster. I expect Phil to do well in AAA and he surely will get some starts in NY this year; by next year, he will replace Pettitte in the rotation. Obviously a lot of folks have lost faith in him, but I still think he’s going to be an outstanding pitcher. He has very good stuff and the makeup to thrive in NY. Ok, nuff on Phil since he seems to always be at the center of controversy with Yankee fans.

  34. rconn23 March 10th, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    One of the biggest upsets in sports history tonight and it’s not even mentioned on ESPN’s Web site. Pathetic.

  35. Jay March 10th, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    Garcia’s stuff is much better than Hughes’ and he already has a plus-plus changeup (saw that tonight, it was nasty).

    For him, it’s all about health. He stays on the mound, he is going to fly through the system. Not unreasonable at all to think he could win a rotation spot in 2010.

  36. Betsy March 10th, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    Onto tonight’s Yankee game – Claggett looked good, but I don’t know much about him. Is he considered a good prospect?

    Joba looked good tonight – all the pitchers looked good tonight.

    I’m glad Cano and Marte are coming back where they belong…

  37. Betsy March 10th, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    Ok Jay, we’ll have to part ways. I think Phil is going to be a huge part of the Yankees’ future – I’ll wait and see on Garcia.

  38. Yanks87 March 10th, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    Why are people so quick to assume that Pettitte is going anywhere?

    If he has a bounce back year and wins us a bunch of big games in the playoffs, and is willing to come back for the same $$… do you really think Cashman is going to just discard him? He’ll have other players in his ear too.

    Pointless to plan ahead like that. It’s not impossible for him to have a great year and put himself in our plans next year.

  39. Drain003 March 10th, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    Garcia is supremely talented with one of the best arms around. If he stays healthy, he will force himself to NY next year.

  40. Betsy March 10th, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    Anyone see how Marte looked? I’m glad the Netherlands won, but I still don’t care about the WBC – thanks!

  41. jack March 10th, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    if you’ve followed the minors and know about these guys, it is not that unrealistic that Garcia could beat out Hughes for a spot. That’s not a slight on Hughes, but how good Garcia’s arm is

  42. PAT M. March 10th, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    Betsy, We’ve been a minority about Phil Hughes, but never waivered from our befief that he’ll be a very good mlb pitcher…..Though this spring there is less room on his bandwagon then there was last November…..At least he’s getting some love once again….Tough crowd here at the LoHud….

  43. randy l. March 10th, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    100mph by the lefty cuban phenom.

    pat m-
    don’t give gb7 any ideas with fungo bats. it could be bad for my health.

  44. Brandon, 'Watching Jorge Vasquez go Pujols in the WBC & Wade go MVP in the NBA' March 10th, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    Umm Mr.Cashman this Chapman kid you better have scouts at this game, he’s hitting mid 90′s

  45. Soul March 10th, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    Drain – Exactly. The guy needs to stay on the mound and get innings. If he does that and gets back to his pre-TJ velocity, nobody will keep him being in our rotation. His stuff is straight up nasty

  46. Soul March 10th, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    Wow this Cuban kid is filthy, hitting 100

  47. Trevor March 10th, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    Let’s go with a six man rotation 2010:

    Sabathia
    Wang
    Burnett
    Chamberlain
    Hughes
    Garcia

    :D

  48. Brandon, 'Watching Jorge Vasquez go Pujols in the WBC & Wade go MVP in the NBA' March 10th, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    The gun is off he’s hitting 95-97 but definitely can top out higher, he’s not even utilizing his body, well that’s 98 or 99

  49. Joe March 10th, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    Yet again, people are overreacting.

    By saying Garcia can compete for a spot in ’10 is a testament to how good his stuff is and how close to the majors he is. Not a diss to Hughes. Can’t we compliment one prospect without people feeling someone else is getting slighted?

  50. eLneneM360 March 10th, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    i am Sure D.r. would’ve won That game if The Dominican manager would’ve Left marte out There. He was Looking good.

  51. Y26 March 10th, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    Has this guy defected yet? Cashman better not sleep on this guy.

  52. Brandon, 'Watching Jorge Vasquez go Pujols in the WBC & Wade go MVP in the NBA' March 10th, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    There are rumors he will, Cuba’s trying to prevent it, but if I’m Cashman and the Yankees do not sleep here.

  53. Betsy March 10th, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    LOL Pat, seems like everyone wants to put Phil out to pasture (or to another team) everytime a kid with a great arm comes along. This is still a kid that was projected to be a stud and I will continue to believe in him until he proves me wrong. At age 22, I think he has time on his side. This is no slight on Garcia – others know more about him and I don’t doubt his stuff. How tall is he ? He looked about 6’6 – huge kid. The more, the merrier as far as I’m concerned with the pitching. He’s had injury problems, so for his sake, I hope he can stay healthy.

  54. A-List March 10th, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    The WBC is awesome! I’ve enjoyed it much more than I thought I would.

  55. NYYanksFan March 10th, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    “On Monday, Dr. Philippon repaired a torn labrum on the Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender as well as the Yankee third baseman.”

    How competitive could 2 professional athletes rehabbing together be?

  56. Bruce March 10th, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    No doubt

    If you’re a true baseball fan, I can’t see how you haven’t enjoyed the WBC thus far. Especially the DR/Neds/PR/Panama pool.

  57. PAT M. March 10th, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    No knock on this kid…But he’s a year older than Hughes, and he hasn’t pitched above Class A…He lost a season due to injury…Hughes lost half the 07 and 08 seasons….However jumping from A ball To Yankee Stadium in less than 2 years is a reach….Under no circumstances am I knocking anyone for their evaluations, but the road is long and very difficult when he starts moving up the ladder…I hope he does well, he does have a great arm…Pounding the strike zone is the key….

  58. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing March 10th, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    Wow, Blackley got out of it.

  59. Carl79 March 10th, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    What helps Garcia is that he already has a changeup. And not only is it an effective one… it is downright nasty.

    Front-line rotation stuff.

  60. 7*7 March 10th, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    That Netherlands/DR game was one of the best games I’ve ever seen.

    Selig must be thrilled that this thing has so much juice.

  61. Boston Dave March 10th, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    What would help Garcia even more would be staying healthy.

    It’s crazy to assume, with his history, that he will.

    Let’s see 1-2 healthy seasons before suggesting he will be a factor in NY.

    His talent is there… but talent doesn’t matter when you’re on the DL.

  62. Thaddeus March 10th, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    Brackman is the same age as Garcia and a yr older than Hughes as well.

    Age is irrelevant in the discussion. Talent has no age.

  63. Betsy March 10th, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    Bruce, I adore baseball – I think it’s the perfect sport. That said, although the WBC is a good idea, I detest the timing. I feel for Cano and Marte, but I can’t pretend that I’m not glad to have them back in camp. Marte should be under the supervision of Eiland, Joe, etc…and Cano should continue to work with Long. That said, I did tune in occasionally to the games and I was rooting for the Netherlands……..

  64. vinny-b __NYY fan and WBC promoter__ March 10th, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    “Has this guy defected yet? Cashman better not sleep on this guy”

    the White Sox will get him

  65. West side March 10th, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    The key for Garcia is health.

    He needs to stay healthy and log innings. If he does, then he can be a factor for NY next year. If he doesn’t stay healthy, then they may try and move him to the pen.

    He’s on the 40 man and is using up options… they are not going to baby him.

  66. Brandon, 'Watching Jorge Vasquez go Pujols in the WBC & Wade go MVP in the NBA' March 10th, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    “Aroldis Chapman , a lerky 6’4 180 pounds black Cuban kid is now 4-0 in their just started Cuban series….its rumored that his status as Team Cuba is in Danger, because of rumors he may stay over…when Cuba comes to play at the WBC……Mexico is just perfect to defect….
    75% of Cuban defectors have done it in Mexico…..best thing about him…his age.

    he is only 21 years old…….looks like a young D Willis, with the same Characteristics of been wild at times….but at that age , anything could be fix.”

    Brian, PLEASE ! PRETTY PLEASE !

  67. kill.schill(ing) March 10th, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    Yo, Where is Humberto Sanchez, anyone know?

  68. bodhisattva March 10th, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    Only thing to have kept Garcia under the radar is his injury history. He would have been jump-up-and-down celebrated/pre-ambled were it not for his injuries.

    So he didn’t just suddenly arrive, he’s been there all along, digging out from the mine of his seemingly cursed health. It’s extremely exciting to imagine him healthy, fully restored to his pre-surgery velocity, and finally getting to show everyone how special he is.

    The Yankees are just flush in young arms. Very exciting time in our history, folks.

  69. Bruce March 10th, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    Oh no doubt, the timing is unfortunate and I wish we didn’t have our players there… but the games have been GREAT. From a pure baseball standpoint, it has exceeded most expectations.

  70. vtred March 10th, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    Humberto Sanchez… talk about a fallen star.

  71. Betsy March 10th, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    Another guy who can not stay healthy is Humberto Sanchez. It’s been weeks now and he’s still not throwing – I know people like him, but I think we have to be realistic with this guy. I don’t forsee him contributing much of anything to the Yankees this year..

  72. John March 10th, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    bod,

    No doubt. People are acting like Garcia is some new phemonon that is getting overhyped. For those of us who have followed the farm system, he has been on the map for years.

    I think that TJS will erase a lot of his injury problems, aside from the normal setbacks associated with the surgery. But I think he should be fine now.

    He has ML stuff right now. So exciting to think about what he could do healthy. Here’s hoping…

  73. Yank1 March 10th, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    Garcia is a lot like Burnett… a guy who has been an underachiever and injury risk for most of his career (in Garcia’s case, minor league career) who suddenly ‘woke up’ and realized what they need to do to maximize their talent.

    Just like Burnett… Garcia’s key moving forward will be proving he can stay healthy. If he does, he can be a top pitcher.

  74. Brandon, 'Watching Jorge Vasquez go Pujols in the WBC & Wade go MVP in the NBA' March 10th, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    I don’t care if they pelt that kid w/ 10 + runs, get me that arm !

  75. GreenBeret7 March 10th, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    PAT M.
    March 10th, 2009 at 10:49 pm
    GB7, Use a fungo of the tee…

    ————————————————————

    You kids have no respect.

    Randy, I don’t need a fungo bat for you. I’ll cut your heart out with my sharp wit.

  76. John March 10th, 2009 at 11:29 pm

    Sanchez is probably going to be a non-factor. Just one issue after another with this guy.

    Claggett is the real guy from that Sheffield trade to keep an eye on. Excellent stuff– did well in AA last year.

  77. tampayank March 10th, 2009 at 11:29 pm

    is their a specific process for defectors on who gets priority to talk to him or is it all Chapman’s choice who he would talk to?

  78. PC Dan March 10th, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    This Cuban kid is sick… I want him whenever he defects.

    Cashman better not miss the boat on him and watch him go to Boston.

  79. Brandon, 'Watching Jorge Vasquez go Pujols in the WBC & Wade go MVP in the NBA' March 10th, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    ‘is their a specific process for defectors on who gets priority to talk to him or is it all Chapman’s choice who he would talk to?’

    Highest bidder is my guess, if he stays in Mexico he can defect & get an agent.

  80. Joe March 10th, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    Whatever happened to those 2 other kids who defected this winter? One of them was a speedy CF with pop. Did they ever sign anywhere?

  81. Brandon, 'Watching Jorge Vasquez go Pujols in the WBC & Wade go MVP in the NBA' March 10th, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    Joe they signed w/ the White Soxs the Yankees never made an offer.

  82. tampayank March 10th, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    wouldn’t Chapman have to defect before the next round if they advance b/c I imagine if they were in a final/elimination game their government would have them on a plane right after the game…that would be a crazy story if say he defected after tonight’s game….yeah I’m rooting for this kid to make it but it better not be to Boston!

  83. GreenBeret7 March 10th, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    Nobody’s trying to get ride of Garcia. Only pointing out his lack of control, his lack of innings, his health issues and more importantly his lack of team options. NYY isn’t a team that can keep a kid on the 25 man roster just to hide him. He’s a great arm, but, NYY has arms…great arms. If the right deal comes along, he could get dealt. This isn’t an “Al Leiter for Jesse Barfield” era anymore. The deal has to make sense for NYY.

  84. Brandon, 'Watching Jorge Vasquez go Pujols in the WBC & Wade go MVP in the NBA' March 10th, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    ty if he does the Jet better be fired up.

  85. PAT M. March 10th, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    I guess when the reassignment instructions come out after the weekend we’ll find out where he goes….Anything less than AA could be viewed as a setback….I hope he steps it up this season…There is a logjam in Scranton, so he needs to make the move now….

  86. GreenBeret7 March 10th, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    If this was 7 years ago, George Steinbrenner would just have bought Cuba.

  87. Brandon, 'Watching Jorge Vasquez go Pujols in the WBC & Wade go MVP in the NBA' March 10th, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    ‘If this was 7 years ago, George Steinbrenner would just have bought Cuba.’

    The boss has nothing on Fidel.

  88. Wilson March 10th, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    We need this guy to defect

  89. Ed - 2009 season can't start soon enough March 10th, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    “The boss has nothing on Fidel.”

    Money equals power. lol

  90. yankeenate March 10th, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    I should probably know this but how can a Cuban defector be allowed to remain in the states if his country were to want him to return? I can see how less prominent ones stay, but someone of Chapman’s stature wouldn’t go unnoticed.

  91. Brandon, 'Watching Jorge Vasquez go Pujols in the WBC & Wade go MVP in the NBA' March 11th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    They are in the perfect defect country, Fidel would go bonkers, but there is definitely a big chance Chapman defects, it’d be a big story if he defects tonight or before Cuba is done in this tourney, there are penelties to the Cuban roster if he does. IDK much about it but I’ll ask, you also may put your family in danger.

  92. Morris March 11th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Whatever happened to Yulieski Gourriel– the Cuban A-Rod who was supposed to defect?

  93. yankeenate March 11th, 2009 at 12:01 am

    Thanks Brandon…

  94. GreenBeret7 March 11th, 2009 at 12:02 am

    For all of those demanding NYY to unload Cano and sign Orlando Hudson, you may want to know why. You also might want to thank Brian Cashman for paying attention.

    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/articl.....8;c_id=mlb

  95. GreenBeret7 March 11th, 2009 at 12:05 am

    It’s difficult to play for a team that has armed guards watching your every move. Then, again, it’s a deal that you can’t refuse. It’s either play or lose your government job of $50 a month or starve.

  96. Al from BK March 11th, 2009 at 12:07 am

    Just finished watching Joba’s start on DVR I’m pleased that he was getting his breaking pitches over and his velocity sat in the 91-95 mph range which means its coming along.

  97. Brandon, 'Watching Jorge Vasquez go Pujols in the WBC & Wade go MVP in the NBA' March 11th, 2009 at 12:31 am

    Australia’s Ichiro making a name for himself here.

  98. Ed - 2009 season can't start soon enough March 11th, 2009 at 12:36 am

    “Australia’s Ichiro making a name for himself here.”

    whose that?

  99. Brandon, 'Watching Jorge Vasquez go Pujols in the WBC & Wade go MVP in the NBA' March 11th, 2009 at 12:44 am

    James Beresford (MIN prospect) seriously a gutty gritty kid who can run and gap to gap so far vs good pitching.

  100. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing March 11th, 2009 at 12:52 am

    lol, seems like lots of Australians end up in MN, like me. I have no idea why considering the brutal winters. Gluttons for punishment, perhaps?

  101. Al from BK March 11th, 2009 at 12:54 am

    Anybody else see that botch-job Gardner pulled out in CF tonight? Geez with his speed he should never get turned around that badly on a fly-ball.

  102. Brandon, 'Watching Jorge Vasquez go Pujols in the WBC & Wade go MVP in the NBA' March 11th, 2009 at 12:55 am

    Who knew the Aussies were this good offensively ? Srsly they are for real.

  103. Ed - 2009 season can't start soon enough March 11th, 2009 at 1:01 am

    wow, Beresford is freaking skinny.

  104. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing March 11th, 2009 at 1:03 am

    Wow, bases loaded, two outs.

    I saw the score of their game vs Mexico, and I thought it was a typo.

  105. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing March 11th, 2009 at 1:05 am

    lol, he sure is. Maybe he still has some growing to do something? He’s like 20 or something.

  106. Boston Dave March 11th, 2009 at 1:07 am

    “Igawa has allowed two hits, walked none and struck out four in five scoreless innings. If he keeps it up, perhaps some team will be willing to take on a portion of his deal by the end of the spring. The Yankees clearly have no use for him at this point. It’s highly unlikely to happen, but Igawa to the Jays for Scott Rolen would make some sense.”

    rotoworld.com

  107. Ed - 2009 season can't start soon enough March 11th, 2009 at 1:12 am

    “It’s highly unlikely to happen, but Igawa to the Jays for Scott Rolen would make some sense.”

    if only JP Riccardi would be that dumb. I rather take Inglett.

  108. GreenBeret7 March 11th, 2009 at 1:15 am

    NYY isn’t about to pay $30 mil in contracts just to get rid of Igawa.

  109. Nick in SF March 11th, 2009 at 1:17 am

    So Mexico has its own Pujols, Australia has its own Ichiro… are there any others we should be aware of?

    Does Puerto Rico have its own Youk? Does Japan have its own Igawa?

  110. GreenBeret7 March 11th, 2009 at 1:20 am

    Nick in SF
    March 11th, 2009 at 1:17 am
    So Mexico has its own Pujols, Australia has its own Ichiro… are there any others we should be aware of?

    Does Puerto Rico have its own Youk? Does Japan have its own Igawa?

    ————————————————————

    Unfortunately, only “The Empire Of The Yankees” have the only known Igawa in captivity.

  111. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing March 11th, 2009 at 1:26 am

    Ugh @ that 2 run HR.

  112. E-gawa March 11th, 2009 at 1:43 am

    We have two Igawa’s.. the other one’s name is Ian Kennedy.

  113. Boston Dave March 11th, 2009 at 1:44 am

    In the scenario mentioned, the Yankees would inherit Rolen’s $22M, the Blue Jays would inherit Igawa’s $12M owed.

    Where does $30M come from?

  114. Al from BK March 11th, 2009 at 1:50 am

    Everyone calling for a trade please realize that A-Rod will likely see the field in April! Ransom can hold down the fort for what will essentially be 3 weeks.

  115. GreenBeret7 March 11th, 2009 at 2:17 am

    Boston Dave
    March 11th, 2009 at 1:44 am
    In the scenario mentioned, the Yankees would inherit Rolen’s $22M, the Blue Jays would inherit Igawa’s $12M owed.

    Where does $30M come from?

    ————————————————————

    Because Toronto has no reason to take a chance on being stuck with a $12 mil contract if Igawa flops. They’d rather take a chance on Rolen producing. NYY would have to take on at least $8 mil of Igawa’s contract plus Rolen’s. It’s NYY that would have the need, not Toronto.

  116. Boston Dave March 11th, 2009 at 2:23 am

    GB,

    that is possible but I guess that was part of the reason why they said it was unlikely.

    further, if toronto needs to shed payroll as reported, it doesnt matter. if they can shed $22 over 2 years for $12M over 3 years, that’s a big deal.

    I don’t think either of us can speculate over how that deal would go down considering Toronto may have to part with a guy like Roy Halladay over nothing more than $$.

    I agree that the Yanks wouldn’t pay both salaries. Of course it’s just a wild rumor. I thought it was interesting solely because Igawa may actually have some value (vs zero value) if he can continue to pitch well in ST and AAA.

  117. gianthinker March 11th, 2009 at 2:54 am

    Sign Mark Grudzialanek!!!

  118. Sully Sox March 11th, 2009 at 3:10 am

    Yanks should trade Joba now, while his value is still high.

  119. Stephen March 11th, 2009 at 7:05 am

    Let me guess…trade Joba for Pujols? Or would you rather have Lincecum? Take your pick, the world is the Yankees’ oyster!

  120. josh March 11th, 2009 at 7:08 am

    go Nederlands! and im glad cano and marte are back with the yankees

  121. Roger(from amsterdam) March 11th, 2009 at 8:10 am

    I still can’t believe what happened yesterday…wow

  122. ray (sox fan) March 11th, 2009 at 8:38 am

    “Unfortunately, only “The Empire Of The Yankees” have the only known Igawa in captivity.”

    You better be careful GB. If a certain regular poster on here reads that she might hurt you! :)

  123. Brad March 11th, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    Humberto Sanchez better get healthy and put up good numbers at AAA THIS year or he falls low on the food chain.
    Too many rising young arms ready to surpass him.

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