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Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Mar 21, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Andy Pettitte and Jorge Posada went and got some work in at the minor league complex yesterday. Both were pleased.

If you have not seen it already, please take a look at the reader Q&A with Joba Chamberlain posted earlier today.

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Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports has a good column on how Derek Jeter has helped promote the WBC.

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  1. joeman March 21st, 2009 at 8:13 am

    trade KI ..Kennedy & Melky to Pit for Nate McLouth…lock in CF for the next few years

  2. joeman March 21st, 2009 at 8:20 am

    W

  3. Giuseppe Franco March 21st, 2009 at 8:23 am

    Uh, yeah. Nice one, Mike Francesa.

    The Pirates aren’t trading McLouth. He’s the face of the franchise and they just signed him to a three-year extension about a month ago.

    Even if they were contemplating moving McLouth, they aren’t stupid enough to make that deal.

  4. Giuseppe Franco March 21st, 2009 at 8:24 am

    BTW, I’d prefer Melky Cabrera for Grady Sizemore.

  5. longtime March 21st, 2009 at 8:57 am

    Giuseppe Franco
    March 21st, 2009 at 8:24 am
    BTW, I’d prefer Melky Cabrera for Grady Sizemore.

    and we can throw in Kei. I hate when school’s out

  6. Jeff NJ March 21st, 2009 at 9:10 am

    I’m surprised no one asked Joba what he believes his long term future holds on the team. I know it’s been asked before and it would be difficult to get him to admit that he could want to be the closer and open up the controversy, but I would have thought that a creatively asked question could have gotten him to bite.

  7. joeman March 21st, 2009 at 9:17 am

    you peeps make me laugh…remember J Bay was the face of the Pirates and what happen to him…the Yankees have trade chips & they need to lock down the CF position & not play games with those two minor leaguers they have in CF now.

  8. Russell March 21st, 2009 at 9:27 am

    I WON THE YANKEES LOTTERY!!!! I signed up for the right to buy tickets, and yesterday got an email that I was one of the lucky ones. Was I really, or is everyone getting this email?

  9. Doreen March 21st, 2009 at 9:35 am

    Nice Q&A with Joba. Thanks, Pete.

    Good column on Derek Jeter, too. It was kind of a shock, though it shouldn’t have been, to read the number “35″ as in he will be turning 35. Somehow 35 seems so much older than 34. Why is that? :lol: And truly, in 4 years, at 39, will Jeter still be around? I somehow doubt it. I see the man gracefully retiring. But I don’t want to start that debate. :lol:

  10. joeman March 21st, 2009 at 10:10 am

    true about Derek & also about Posada with nothing coming from the farm at this time

  11. Sean Serritella March 21st, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    Am I going crazy or did the game day blog disappear?

  12. kavon March 21st, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    it did dissapear

  13. Cal March 21st, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    Never seen that before any idea what happened Pete.

  14. S.A.-The 2009 MLB season is almost here March 21st, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    WHat the heck happened?

  15. DT March 21st, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    Kei “Houdini” Igawa is good.
    He made the game day blog disappear.

  16. Stephen March 21st, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    Joba and Mo blew away the Tigers, and the game itself.

  17. GreenBeret7 March 21st, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    Miranda hits a 2 run homer off of Rodney. Yanks lead 4-2.

  18. S.A.-The 2009 MLB season is almost here March 21st, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    LOL DT

  19. Betsy March 21st, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    Who gave up the tying run (to make it 2-2) ? Alabadejo?

    I thought I was going crazy when I saw the thread disappear, lol

  20. Giuseppe Franco March 21st, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    Veras just gave up a long ball. 4-3, Yanks.

  21. Cal March 21st, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    “Who gave up the tying run (to make it 2-2) ? Alabadejo?”

    Ramirez

  22. dann March 21st, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    Bruney and Veras have been unimpressive this Spring.

    They’ll make the team though, considering they are out of options.

  23. GreenBeret7 March 21st, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    Betsy
    March 21st, 2009 at 3:52 pm
    Who gave up the tying run (to make it 2-2) ? Alabadejo?

    I thought I was going crazy when I saw the thread disappear, lol

    ————————————————————

    Ramirez allowed the tying run in the 7th on 2 hits and a walk.

  24. F7 TD March 21st, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    I think Robertson will steal the final spot from Ramirez

  25. Melky Fan March 21st, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    Yo, Melky is gonna have a big year. Big time. He is going to steal the job of center field from Scrub-the-Gardener. Stop dissing Melky. He will make you pay, penguins!

  26. Nick in SF March 21st, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    **********SPOILER ALERT***********

    I’ve got a feeling that once this game gets underway and Pete creates a game thread, some commenters are going to worry about Joba’s pitch count. Needlessly, I think.

  27. Betsy March 21st, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    Ramirez has been good and he just needs innings – no big deal. I’m absolutely not worried about Bruney, so I’m fine with him. Veras – I really haven’t followed him this spring. Back to Ramirez – I’m not sure that he should make the team; he’s just not going to have sufficient innings. I prefer that he go to AAA and build up strength….

    I like Robertson, but I’m rooting for Alabadejo.

  28. GreenBeret7 March 21st, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    Heading into the bottom of the 8th inning, Yanks lead, 4-3. The kids )Leone and Nunez) made 2 errors.

  29. Giuseppe Franco March 21st, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    Bruney and Veras have been unimpressive this Spring.

    ————–

    Veras has given up 3 hits and 2 ER in 7.0 IP and has struck out 11.

    That ain’t too shabby.

  30. RalphieD (free sports betting >>>http://www.centsports.com/?opcode=317843) March 21st, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    “Yo, Melky is gonna have a big year. Big time. He is going to steal the job of center field from Scrub-the-Gardener. Stop dissing Melky. He will make you pay, penguins!”

    well said…

  31. Betsy March 21st, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    Thanks GF and Cal!

  32. Betsy March 21st, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    Wow, I didn’t know Veras’ numbers were that good. We really need to stop expecting perfection from these guys – in ST or otherwise.

    It’s nice to see that the pitching continues to be strong…….would love another tack on. I’m getting used to these wins, lol.

  33. Betsy March 21st, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    Coke should be pitching the 9th – he’ll probably be a little rusty given his brief layoff……

  34. Giuseppe Franco March 21st, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    Robertson has been outstanding this Spring, but Edwar will get that last slot I’m sure.

    Too bad because the kid deserves it.

    Robertson: 6.2 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 10 K — 1.35 ERA, 0.75 WHIP

    Opponents are hitting .094 against him.

  35. O'Brandon ( I Love Me Some Me), 'Watching AL be the 2nd coming of Rickey Henderson' March 21st, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    BTW I read on Alan Schwarz’s column that Bill Livesey yankees scout was paying close attention to our Cubano Aroldis Chapman at the WBC. STAY TUNED :)

  36. Cal March 21st, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    “Bruney and Veras have been unimpressive this Spring.
    They’ll make the team though, considering they are out of options.”

    Bruney’s numbers don’t look too sharp

    7 IP, 6 H, 5 ER, 6 BB, 8 K’s, 6.14 ERA

    but Veras has been beter

    7 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 5 BB, 11 K’s, 2.57 ERA

    The good thing is the Yankees will have Robertson, Melancon, Alaladejo in the minors to keep these guys on point.

    I don’t like the walk totals, the ERA doesn’t mean much but they have to put less men on base via walks. That’s a no no. They should come around as Spring winds down.

  37. YankeeDiva March 21st, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    Oh no I forgot to do my daily bow and prayer to the Saint Derek Jeter. *rolleyes* because everyone who is watching the WBC is only doing so because the almighty Derek Jeter is playing!!

  38. Sea Net March 21st, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    Yeah how dare anyone ever give up a run in the Spring!

    The overreaction about the bullpen is almost as bad as those cementing Joba as Scott Kazmir Jr. at age 22.

  39. John March 21st, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    Didn’t Pete already have a post for the game up? Where’d it go?

  40. Giuseppe Franco March 21st, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    The Tigers’ broadcasting duo is a little off.

    They just said Cervelli was from Venezuela.

  41. Nick in SF March 21st, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    Wait, are the penguins the ones doing the paying or the ones getting paid? In what currency?

    This prediction sounds fishy.

  42. R+ March 21st, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    Yeah I agree… Edwar’s likely going to get that spot. Joe loves him and he’s pitched well. Robertson has pitched great too.

  43. Giuseppe Franco March 21st, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    I don’t like the walk totals, the ERA doesn’t mean much but they have to put less men on base via walks. That’s a no no. They should come around as Spring winds down.

    ————

    Certainly true, but it kind of comes with the territory with hard throwing relievers who miss bats.

    Well, unless your name is Mariano Rivera. He’s one of the exceptions.

  44. GreenBeret7 March 21st, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    Please, don’t let the scout that told Suzyn/John that Gardner will develop Damon type power (15 homer type) be a Yankee scout.

  45. teddy March 21st, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    yea and last year the yanks had the best k to bb ratio of any bullpen last year

  46. GreenBeret7 March 21st, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    Giuseppe Franco
    March 21st, 2009 at 4:07 pm
    The Tigers’ broadcasting duo is a little off.

    They just said Cervelli was from Venezuela.

    ————————————————————

    He is.

  47. O'Brandon ( I Love Me Some Me), 'Watching AL be the 2nd coming of Rickey Henderson' March 21st, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    LOL

  48. Cal March 21st, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    “Certainly true, but it kind of comes with the territory with hard throwing relievers who miss bats.
    Well, unless your name is Mariano Rivera. He’s one of the exceptions.”

    True we’ve been spoiled by that fact indeed, I mean Rivera had 6 walks all last season, 6. I mean that is crazy.

  49. R+ March 21st, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    Green – That’s probably same scout who said Romine is the best defensive catcher he’s seen in the last 30 years.

    Suzyn’s “scout” must be Cashman LOL

  50. GreenBeret7 March 21st, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    R+
    March 21st, 2009 at 4:12 pm
    Green – That’s probably same scout who said Romine is the best defensive catcher he’s seen in the last 30 years.

    Suzyn’s “scout” must be Cashman LOL

    ————————————————————

    Even Cashman isn’t that full of BS.

  51. dan l March 21st, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    There is no way Veras makes the Yankees over Albaladejo imo.

  52. 7*7 March 21st, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    Veras is out of options. They are not going to just release him after the year he had last year and he’s had a good Spring too.

  53. Giuseppe Franco March 21st, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    Veras is a lock to make the team. Albaladejo won’t make it.

  54. Danny March 21st, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    The only BP spot in question is if Robertson can knock off Edwar.

    Rivera, Bruney, Veras, Marte, Coke, and the long man (Giese or Tomko) have their spots locked up for the most part.

  55. Giuseppe Franco March 21st, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    Exactly right, Danny.

  56. dan l March 21st, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    Veras is just not that good. I hope to hell he is traded asap. Albie is much better and who give a crap about out of options garbage.

    Veras throws less strikes then Albie.
    Veras whip last year after the All Star break was a very poor 1.75. Three good months does not give him a role imo.

  57. pat March 21st, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    You get a lot of things emailed to you that have little to do with baseball when you have “Yankees” set-up as a news alert but this article should be required reading for anyone who dreams of a journalism career, currently has one or wants to believe that what they read in thought to be reliable publications is true.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03.....pubed.html

  58. A-List March 21st, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    Albaladejo’s role this year will be like Britton– if we need an extra arm, we’ll bring him up and send him down often to eat some innings here and there.

    He’s not going to be a mainstay with this team, especially with Melancon on the door step and Robertson ahead of him.

    You can only have 7 bullpen guys on a team. Who exactly is Alba going to derail for a full-time job?

  59. RalphieD (free sports betting >>>http://www.centsports.com/?opcode=317843) March 21st, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    “There is no way Veras makes the Yankees over Albaladejo imo.”

    why are we down on Veras, he had a very good year last year and is doing well in ST…hes got closer stuff…alba is a sinker/slider, middle of the pack reliever…

  60. Carl March 21st, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    dan l,

    If you take out the one game against Boston where he gave up 5 runs in 0.1 of an inning, Veras’ post ASB ERA was 2.76

    Girardi trusts him and thats all that matters.

  61. jax gmen March 21st, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    relievers like albaladejo are a dime a dozen.

  62. O'Brandon ( I Love Me Some Me), 'Watching AL be the 2nd coming of Rickey Henderson' March 21st, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    ‘That’s probably same scout who said Romine is the best defensive catcher he’s seen in the last 30 years.

    Suzyn’s “scout” must be Cashman LOL’

    Suzyn is drinking again :lol:

  63. R+ March 21st, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    Veras gives up a HR in a meaningless Spring and all of a sudden he is no good and Albaladejo is better than him?

    You can’t make this stuff up lol

  64. dan l March 21st, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    Look at Veras minor league numbers and compare them to Albaladejo you will see just how much better a pitcher Albie is. Veras is entering his 12 professional season and does not throw enough strikes. Don’t you realize that teams will just wait him out? They will make him throw strikes and when he can’t the Yankees lose. This is not the case with Albie who beat out Veras last year by the way.

    Second there is no way I want both Veras and Bruney in the same pen. They are the same damn pitcher. One is enough for me.

  65. Giuseppe Franco March 21st, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    Veras had a pretty good year in 2008 and is a guy who Girardi likes. Albaladejo only threw 13.1 IP and walked six.

    The last slot right now is between Edwar and Robertson. Ramirez has an edge because of his experience and that “different look” he has in his arsenal with his funky change up.

    Girardi loves that “different look” philosophy as evidenced by his lineup (alternating righty-lefty bats) and rotation (splitting up Burnett and Sabathia and splitting up the left handers).

  66. dan l March 21st, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    My dislike for Veras has nothing to do with today’s game. Veras is a below average AL reliever.

  67. Giuseppe Franco March 21st, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    dan,

    Minor league numbers don’t mean squat. Just ask Ian Kennedy.

  68. dan l March 21st, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    Albie is a much better choice and should and if he does not will be up with Veras gone soon enough. Veras will be gone as he can not be counted on imo. He is just not that good. He does not throw enough strikes!

  69. O'Brandon ( I Love Me Some Me), 'Watching AL be the 2nd coming of Rickey Henderson' March 21st, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    ‘My dislike for Veras has nothing to do with today’s game. Veras is a below average AL reliever.’

    LOL last season he was one of the best AL relievers in tight spots but ok, don’t like a project the Yankees basically picked off the scrap heap plus he’s extremely cheap :lol:

  70. Cal March 21st, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    The Bullpen will be

    Giese or Tomko (Sadly) I hate both of them, Giese reminds me of Kennedy just older and Tomko is hungry for a job, he’ll be gone by the middle of May probably.

    I envision the bullpen being

    Tomko – Long Relief

    Ramirez – R

    Coke – L

    Veras – R

    Marte – L

    Bruney – R

    Rivera – R

    In the minors waiting will be

    Albaladejo to replace Tomko in long relief, don’t know why the Yankees don’t use Albaladejo in that role. With his pitching style he seems suited for that long relief role.

    Robertson – to replace any clown activities of Ramirez/Veras

    Melancon – if all goes well with him he may get a call up depending on his progress in the minors. He had one bad outing and it was like the Yankees couldn’t wait to assign him to the minor league camp. They were going to do that anyway. But he should be back up and I will keep track on his progress all season in Scranton.

    The good thing is there are good options now available to the Yankees unlike past seasons if guys aren’t pulling their weight in the Bronx.

  71. O'Brandon ( I Love Me Some Me), 'Watching AL be the 2nd coming of Rickey Henderson' March 21st, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    ‘Albie is a much better choice and should and if he does not will be up with Veras gone soon enough. Veras will be gone as he can not be counted on imo. He is just not that good. He does not throw enough strikes!’

    Oh Lord LOL

  72. Carl March 21st, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    Chris Britton has better minor league numbers than Albaladejo. Where is he?

  73. O'Brandon ( I Love Me Some Me), 'Watching AL be the 2nd coming of Rickey Henderson' March 21st, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    ‘Chris Britton has better minor league numbers than Albaladejo. Where is he?’

    Prbly a bus ride to Scranton :lol:

  74. GreenBeret7 March 21st, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    Britton is about to be released by San Diego, who needs a lot of relief help. He has fallen fast and hard.

  75. dan l March 21st, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    The reason why Kennedy failed is because he couldn’t throw strikes. Teams waited for him to fail and he did. This is the same with Veras teams will wait for him to put runners on base and he will. Veras throw less then 60% strikes and that is unacceptable imo. I don’t want any pitcher on my team that can’t throw at least 60% strikes!

  76. vinny-b __NYY fan and WBC promoter__ March 21st, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    “Veras is just not that good. I hope to hell he is traded asap. Albie is much better and who give a crap about out of options garbage.
    Veras throws less strikes then Albie.
    Veras whip last year after the All Star break was a very poor 1.75. Three good months does not give him a role imo”

    completely agree. Albie impress me more.

    Veras should have been moved this winter, while his value was/is high. He is ok. However, we have ++++ arms in the minors

  77. vinny-b __NYY fan and WBC promoter__ March 21st, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    O’Brandon: who is AL ?

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