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Aceves here for Claggett

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on May 04, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The Yankees finally have a long reliever. Alfredo Aceves has been called up and RHP Anthony Claggett was optioned back.

 
 

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33 Responses to “Aceves here for Claggett”

  1. Mark D May 4th, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    Finally!!!!!!!!!!!! BEST NEWS EVER!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Bret the Hitman May 4th, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    Fetucini Alfredo Aceves!

  3. Don May 4th, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    Probably because of the weather… if we have to stop and start, we can bring in Aceves.

  4. Bret the Hitman May 4th, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    MISTER SWISHER TO YOU, PAL

    M-I-S-T-E-R

    S-W-I-S-H-E-R

  5. JB May 4th, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    Thank you. someone not afraid to throw strikes.

  6. Hokiehill May 4th, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    Why even bring up Claggett to begin with? Any chance someone’s call got over-ruled here, or is this just about the weather?

  7. CaptainsCorner May 4th, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    That was a good move. Especially knowing how patient the Sox are, as we know Hughes and Joba can throw 100 pitches in 5 innings. I hope they keep him up here and it wasn’t just for today or tomorrow incase of a rain delay.

  8. Rishi May 4th, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    game thread posted

  9. trisha - click to see my bigger and better Opening Day photos May 4th, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    Thank you God in heaven and baseball gods. I was calling for a long reliever before the Yankees broke camp. I don’t care what reason they had for not having one, only that they finally got one.

    YES!!!!!

  10. S.A.--Honk if you hate hobbits May 4th, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    Hola Alfredo!

  11. JRVJ May 4th, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    Ok, so Aceves is up.

    I would think Alfredo would spot start if there’s a need, but who’s next up should the Yanks need an extra pitcher?

    CMW is in dry-dock and so is Ian Kennedy, so I’m somewhat curious if we’d get the Ghost of Kei Igawa or something along those lines…….

  12. right center gap in NY May 4th, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    Nice to see a “long reliever” in the pen. Let’s hope his services won’t be needed anytime soon!!
    What I mean is, I am all for our starters taking us into the 7th or longer on a consistent basis.

    Aceves impressed me last year with how he pitched. I hope he can continue that and help our pen put up more scoreless innings.

  13. AD May 4th, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    OK, Someone Please Explain this to me, And Maybe there is something I don’t get or not smart enough to get, and if that is the case, I will as Alex Emanuel said “Take my Medicine”

    Why are the yanks unwilling to part ways with Veras or Ramirez? I know that they are out of options… but what would be the big deal about losing them? What is the risk? Yet they will waste options on guys like Clagget and Jackson, who are untested and unused but have a higher ceiling then the aforementioned Veras/Ramirez side show. Please someone explain that logic.

    Thanks,

    Go Yanks

  14. right center gap in NY May 4th, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    AD-
    Who said the Yankees are unwilling? Then again, we are 1 month into the season and the Yankees have to give these 2 players(who contributed in 08) a chance to correct the flaws and pitch better.
    To give up on them now is NOT the right move. Yes they have pitched terribly and yes they are giving up many runs, but there is a chance they will improve, turn this around. If they are, they must be given the opportunity.

  15. Alan May 4th, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    Maybe Alfredo has a rubber arm.

  16. AD May 4th, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    right center gap in NY

    - Thank you, that is a very smart answer, and good logic.

    But then why will they waste options on guys with higher ceilings? I guess that’s what bothers me more than hoping veras and ramirez will straighten out.

  17. right center gap in NY May 4th, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    AD-Who’s to say the pitchers being sent down or not called up have higher ceilings??
    There is obviously a good reason why Veras & Ramirez made the team this year.
    The “kids” who have not yet been called up or who have been and struggled might not be superior to Veras & Ramirez.

    The prospects that some people want to see in the pen, in the games when it’s close could also fail and have very high ERA’s. If and when that happens, who do we turn to next?
    Pitchers in AA or A???

  18. Veras May 4th, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    well, veras made it because he was out of options, edwar might be too, im not sure

  19. AD May 4th, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    right center gap in NY

    So when Melancon and Bruney(again) start having arm problems(overuse) cause veras and ramirez cant hit the side of a barn, I guess it would have been a good idea to stick with them because Jose and Edwar were good for a couple of months in early 2008?

    I don’t trust those guys at all. Sorry, Lets agree to disagree

  20. right center gap in NY May 4th, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    great point about which players have options remaining.
    it seems like those numbers are rarely made public, so for the fans like us, we can only guess about who has options and how many options a player has remaining.

    this could be a case where both Veras & Ramirez are out of options, so sending them down would expose them to waivers, thus losing them all together!

    i have not given up on either pitcher. if we have someone else that excels and gets outs, then i support that pitcher joining the team

  21. ILobserver May 4th, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    Aceves unscored upon in his last 14 innings. he was very scored upon in his first eight, but he’s the best available option at AAA. Claggett gets paid for the one day back in the bigs, right?

    And Scranton’s pitching has pretty much been milked to its limit now, unless you want Igawa back or Casey Fossum

  22. curious May 4th, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    “Yet they will waste options on guys like Clagget and Jackson, who are untested and unused but have a higher ceiling then the aforementioned Veras/Ramirez side show. Please someone explain that logic”

    what does this mean “waste options”?

    the options have been used whether or not Jackson or Clagett pitch in the majors this year.

    don’t understand your premise.

    also, Jackson does NOT have a higher ceiling than Veras. not sure where you are pulling that from.

  23. BBFan May 4th, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    “But then why will they waste options on guys with higher ceilings? I guess that’s what bothers me more than hoping veras and ramirez will straighten out.”

    It is not a big deal.
    They still have two years of options.
    If they do not make it in two years, they will not be on 40 any way. It can happen as early as this off-season when they have to protect more talented pitchers.

  24. Brandon "Vote Robi Cano for MVP" "I LOVE ME SOME ME !" May 4th, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    ABOUT TIME !

    But why is Berroa playing 3B tonight :(

  25. Erik A May 4th, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    SAUCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    so happy =)

  26. KO May 4th, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    it turns out Claggets arm is broken and nobody on the Yankees knew

  27. Dee May 4th, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    question for those of you who this stuff lol..would you have brought up aceves over tomko?

  28. ILobserver May 4th, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    I’d have chosen Tomko, especially because he has an out clause in his contract. So does Fossum. I’m sure Tomko sees some writing on the wall. Forgot about him in my last post

  29. Thurm78 May 4th, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    Dee,
    a spot on the 40 man roster would have to be cleared for Tomko, but not for Aceves

  30. GZA May 4th, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    Better 24 games too late than never. Huzzah.

  31. Dee May 4th, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    thanks! yeah i looked at the stats but i wasnt sure if it was a good choice or not over tomko. thanks for the info! but it’s about time they brought in a long man. i’ve been saying they should since um….day one.

  32. Adam May 4th, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    YES! A LONG RELIEVER!!!

    You guys are morons. A long reliever is the most unnecessary role in baseball.

  33. Every Day Phil Coke May 4th, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    Finally. Girardi is a stubborn ass.


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