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Game 101: Yankees at Rays

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Jul 29, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (61-39)
Jeter SS
Damon LF
Teixeira 1B
Rodriguez 3B
Matsui DH
Posada C
Cano 2B
Swisher RF
Cabrera CF

Pitching: RHP Joba Chamberlain (6-2, 3.86).

RAYS (55-46)
Upton CF
Crawford LF
Longoria 3B
Zobrist 2B
Pena 1B
Burrell DH
Gross RF
Navarro C
Bartlett SS

Pitching: RHP Matt Garza (7-7, 3.68).

TIME/TV: 7:10, YES, ESPN.

STATE OF THE STRIPES: The Yankees and Rays have split the first two games of the series. Now comes a matchup between two hard-throwing right-handers. The Yankees have won eight of their last nine series. Taking two of three from the Rays would be a good start to the road trip. The team leaves after the game for Chicago.

JOBAMANIA: Joba Chamberlain has allowed two runs in 13.2 innings since the All-Star break while striking out 14. He started against the Rays on June 7, allowing three runs on five hits over six innings. He has a 1.88 ERA against them in eight career appearances, seven of them coming in relief when he was the greatest baseball player there ever was.

ONE TO GO: Alex Rodriguez has gone 31 at-bats since his last home run. He needs one more to tie Harmon Killebrew for ninth place all-time with 573.

HOMER HAPPY: The Yankees have a Major League-most six players with at least 15 home runs: Cano, Damon, Matsui, Rodriguez, Swisher and Teixeira. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the Yankees became only the second team in Major League history to have six players collect 15 home runs before it had played 100 games, joining the 2005 Rangers, who had seven such players (Teixeira, Alfonso Soriano, Hank Blalock, Kevin Mench, David Dellucci, Michael Young and Richard Hidalgo).

JOHNNY DANGEROUSLY: With his 200th career homer on Monday, Johnny Damon is now one of 14 players all-time with at least 200 homers, 300 steals and 2,000 hits. The only other active player is Bobby Abreu. The list also includes Hall of Famers Rickey Henderson, Willie Mays, Paul Molitor, Joe Morgan and Ryne Sandberg.

ON THE iPOD RIGHT NOW: Fake Plastic Trees by Radiohead.

Much more later.

UPDATE, 5:22 p.m.: Yankees obtained RHP Jason Hirsh from Colorado for a PTBNL. He was sent to AAA. He was 6-7, 6.66 in 20 games for AAA Colorado Springs. Scranton badly needed a starter as they were using their bullpen to take a turn once a week.

UPDATE, 5:38 p.m.: Don’t expect to see Damaso Marte any time soon, if at all. He was topping out at 88 last night and gave up two jacks.

With Chicago starting three LHPs in the next series, Joe Girardi hinted they could want a right-handed bat for the roster. Shelley Duncan?

UPDATE, 5:46 p.m.: Brett Tomko was released.

UPDATE, 6:45 p.m.: A few other tidbits: No update on how Wang’s surgery went. Getting updated medical news from the Yankees is, as always, a challenge. … Alfredo Aceves threw 20 pitches off the bullpen mound and felt good. He’s not available tonight but could be tomorrow.

UPDATE, 7:09 p.m.: We’re underway at The Trop. I’ll get back later with some updates, got a bunch of newspaper work to do.

Enjoy the game.

UPDATE, 7:14 p.m.: Jeter’s first triple since May 13, 2008 at … Tropicana Field.

UPDATE, 7:27 p.m.: George Steinbrenner is at the game and was in the Yankees clubhouse during and after batting practice. He was in the manager’s office and according to team officials, nearly every player stopped in to say hello to him.

UPDATE, 7:56 p.m.: The Rays are playing Black Crowes tunes when A-Rod comes up. Pretty funny.

UPDATE, 8:10 p.m.: Joba has thrown 49 pitches (33 strikes) in four innings. 4 1 0 0 0 2.

UPDATE, 8:25 p.m.: Yankees have has eight base-runners in six innings against Garza but only two runs as they have left five men on base. But they lead 2-0.

UPDATE, 8:45 p.m.: Joba since the break: 18.2 innings, 6 hits, 2 earned runs, 8 walks, 17 strikeouts.

UPDATE, 8:47 p.m.: Robbie crushed that 1-2 pitch deep into the RF stands. 3-0 Yankees.

UPDATE, 9:52 p.m.: Sorry for the lack of updates, been writing the game story.

Joba has an 0.83 ERA since the break. Pretty amazing. Now Bruney has forced Mariano into a game he should have been watching. This is the kind of thing that could cost them a game over the weekend if Mo is not available. Bruney, at this point, simply can’t be trusted.

Back later with clubhouse reaction.

 
 

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1,508 Responses to “Game 101: Yankees at Rays”

  1. Johnny D. July 29th, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    So is Damon HOF worthy?

  2. The Curious Case of Joba Chamberlain July 29th, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    Lets take 2 of 3!

  3. Erica - always OPPC July 29th, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    Last Call for “Guess the Line Up”. No submissions are accepted after 3:40

    Here’s who is in:
    No Hype, WTTCTOHA, Andrew, Hokiehill, IDCWYT, Andrew33, NYY626, Largo, BBFan, El Duque (same)
    Ramey, Rebecca (same)
    Bronx Jeers
    86w183
    Update Kate
    Yanksfan, ePic (same)
    Miggs
    Patrick the Prospect Hugger
    Bmgyanksfan
    BlackACCORD
    Bru
    RayVT

  4. Anteater July 29th, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    update…the ants were delicious…no for sale sign on halladays house…

  5. Sam July 29th, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    FPS – top 10 live songs of all time

  6. Zach in Port Jeff July 29th, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    The Yankees.com homepage has a story titled: “Melancon making most of opportunities.”

    Shouldn’t “opportunities” be singular?

  7. Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN July 29th, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    This is gonna be a tough one.

    I really don’t lke the “stoylines” of this game (Rays say they need this series to stay in it! Kazmir outpitches Yankees’ Ace! Dramatic game three set up!), but this’ll be a good litmus test for young Joba Chamberlain.

  8. The Curious Case of Joba Chamberlain July 29th, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    Yea the Sox are all in on V-Mart not Doc.

  9. Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN July 29th, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    Damon ahs like a 30% chance to reach 3,00 hits.

    That’s not very high but it’s not miniscule either.

  10. Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN July 29th, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    ahs is has.

  11. Hokiehill July 29th, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    “M, Kay has never liked Hughes – it’s no surprise. He just started gushing over him in the pen this year, but I expect he still doesn’t think much of Phil as a potential top flight starter.”

    The silent “H” just drives him crazy…

  12. vinny-b (keep Montero) July 29th, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    if Halladay to Boston is imminent,

    offer: Joba Chamberlain, Romine, McCallister

    that is a damm good offer. Better then the crap Cleveland received for Cliff Lee. And better then what Boston would give up.

    no Montero. No Hughes. End of story

  13. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Montero Fanaticus Primus July 29th, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    So here’s one for you all:

    Who’s going to be the first beat writer/reporter with the line up?

    Your options:

    PeteAbe
    Mark Feinsand
    Tyler Kepner
    Sweeny Murti (sp)
    Ed Price

    Et. Al.

  14. Hokiehill July 29th, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    “This is gonna be a tough one.

    I really don’t lke the “stoylines” of this game (Rays say they need this series to stay in it! Kazmir outpitches Yankees’ Ace! Dramatic game three set up!), but this’ll be a good litmus test for young Joba Chamberlain.”

    The storyline of this game will be “Joba Makes the Case to Stay with Yankees!” or “No Way the Yankees Can Trade Joba After That!”

    Ugh..good thing I don’t write headlines.

  15. vinny-b (keep Montero) July 29th, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    “update…the ants were delicious…no for sale sign on halladays house”

    lol

  16. Gennaro July 29th, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    I’m going to the game tonight again. Anyone else?

  17. m July 29th, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    Argghh. Would like a win today.

  18. Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN July 29th, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    I say PeteAbe, Rebecca.

  19. Hokiehill July 29th, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    “update…the ants were delicious…no for sale sign on halladays house”

    Renee Zellweger, is that you?

  20. Evan July 29th, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    Fake Plastic Trees – most beautiful song ever written about fake breasts.

  21. Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN July 29th, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    If you’re not offering Hughes, you’re not offering Joba either.

  22. Gennaro July 29th, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    If Hughes gets traded for Halladay then the Yankees are going to be the last place team next year. Guaranteed.

  23. Hokiehill July 29th, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    don’t let that picnic ruin your ants…

  24. Erica - always OPPC July 29th, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    Rebecca-

    That takes the game to a whole new level. LOL

  25. Al from BK July 29th, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    “if Halladay to Boston is imminent,

    offer: Joba Chamberlain, Romine, McCallister

    that is a damm good offer. Better then the crap Cleveland received for Cliff Lee. And better then what Boston would give up.

    no Montero. No Hughes. End of story”

    Seconded.

  26. Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN July 29th, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    I gurantee the Yankees won’t be in last place next year if either Hughes or Joba is traded. Just can’t gurantee they’ll be in first.

  27. xyz July 29th, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    my vote for most underrated Radiohead song of all-time:

    My Iron Lung.

    FPS is right up there, though.

  28. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! BOSTON 8 NEW YORK 0 = 1st PLACE NYY July 29th, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    “if Halladay to Boston is imminent,”

    since when?

  29. AlbanyYankee July 29th, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    What in the blazes is going on with the board today? The layout keeps changing when I log in.

  30. E-gawa July 29th, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    “If Hughes gets traded for Halladay then the Yankees are going to be the last place team next year. Guaranteed.”

    Because clearly, Hughes is a better pitcher than Halladay.

  31. Gennaro July 29th, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    “I gurantee the Yankees won’t be in last place next year if either Hughes or Joba is traded. Just can’t gurantee they’ll be in first.”

    Well yeah, I meant it kind of like that. I’d trade Joba but not Hughes.

  32. Bronx Jeers July 29th, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    “Alex Rodriguez has gone 31 at-bats since his last home run. He needs one more to tie Harmon Killebrew for ninth place all-time with 573.”

    Is it me or does Alex always seem to get stuck on the milestones.

    He’s probably got a Killebrew dartboard or something in his apt.

    “I’ll get by you yet Harmon Killebrew !”

  33. Robbykid July 29th, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    Gennaro

    I do not think you know what you are talking about…

  34. Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN July 29th, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    If you’d trade Joba then it doesn’t make sense to not trade Hughes.

    Joba has had the more sucessful career than Hughes.

  35. djsunyc July 29th, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    kudos on the mobile version of the blog. AWESOME.

    I would deal B prospects for halladay and take back rios deal. we have damon, matsui, and nady off the books next year and next season’s OF free agents don’t look great so rios could be useful. but I would be very very leery in moving hughes and montero.

  36. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! BOSTON 8 NEW YORK 0 = 1st PLACE NYY July 29th, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    wouldn’t trade either.

  37. Jerkface July 29th, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    Because clearly, Hughes is a better pitcher than Halladay.

    Have you seen him in the bullpen? He looks like Walter Johnson and Sandy Koufax got in a terrible teleportation accident and were fused into a horrible, baseball playing mutant

  38. Andrew July 29th, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    “If Hughes gets traded for Halladay then the Yankees are going to be the last place team next year. Guaranteed.”

    Did you forget that there would still be 24 other guys on the team besides either Hughes or Halladay? Last I checked, the Yankees usually put together a pretty good 25-man roster. Also last I checked, Baltimore and Toronto are still pretty bad. So, maybe 3rd place makes sense if you want to get dramatic, but last? Yikes.

  39. Bad Scooter July 29th, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    Damon is not a Hall of Famer. He’s been a very good player in this league for awhile now. The Hall of Fame used to be for “Great” players. I don’t care if Damon gets 3000 hits or not, he’s not a Hall of Famer. To be a Hall of Famer you at least have to be in the argument as the best player at your position for a significant amount of your career. Damon has not. Rickey definitely was. Rice was for a few years, but not enough in my mind.

  40. RDM July 29th, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    Pete, you need some real music on your I Pod such as Barry Manilow and Neil Diamond…

  41. RDM July 29th, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    And of course the greatest soundtrack of all time…Mama Mia!!!

  42. gayle July 29th, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    Rebecca and the winner is

    Carig from the Star Ledger

  43. Vader July 29th, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    If JP takes what is being rumored to be offered by the Sawx for Hallday…than the only Wow he will be getting is…Wow you got screwed.

  44. xyz July 29th, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    Thom Yorke recorded the vocals for Fake Plastic Trees in one take, and broke down in tears at the end (that’s how much the song meant to him).

    Radiohead…the greatest band of the last 30 years.

  45. 77513 July 29th, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    Boston is going to trade for Victor Martinez. That is the player they have been looking at.

    I dont know what people want the yanks to do. Boston has some good prospects the yanks cant block every good player from going to the red sox. Maybe in free agency its a different story. But if the red sox really want to trade for someone there is nothing Cashman can do.

  46. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Montero Fanaticus Primus July 29th, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    Damon three days in a row on turf? I’m a little surprised there.

  47. Andrew July 29th, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    All 10 of us sheep got the lineup guess wrong. Swisher over Hinske did us in :(

  48. PJH July 29th, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    The Yankees will break the Rangers record. They will have 8 players with 15 homers and an outside chance at 9. Melky could hit 15 but its doubtful.

  49. NARD July 29th, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    Put Hughes in the rotation and Joba back in the bullpen.

  50. Bad Scooter July 29th, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    Play Hinske. I like Swish, but every day? Hurry back GGBG.

  51. The Fair Pole July 29th, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    so much for days off from the turf for a few players?
    after today, a roster move must be made to get another OF on the team.

  52. Bronx Jeers July 29th, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    Same lineup as yesterday.

    Which of course was my first guess.

  53. Steve B July 29th, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    “Is it me or does Alex always seem to get stuck on the milestones.”

    He’s been in a bit of a funk since the break (.233, .716 OPS). Just had his day off on Sunday and had a couple hits last night, so maybe he’s ready to take off.

  54. Erica - always OPPC July 29th, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    Congratulations go out to Yanksfan and ePic who correctly predicted today’s line up at 3:07 and 3:10, respectively.

    Thank you to all who participated as we tied our previous participation record of 22 submissions. Please tune in tomorrow at 2pm for another thrilling round of “Guess the Line Up”

    Stay Tuned for updated standings soon to be posted

  55. Doreen July 29th, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    Wow. Swish gets a pass. Again. I really don’t know how I feel about that. He’s an aggressive player, but he’s just so clumsy out there. Oh, well.

  56. gayle July 29th, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    OMG the mobile version of the blog is FANTASTIC!!! Good work Pete and all the tech people behind the scenes no longer have to zoom in, quick loading now.

  57. Erica - always OPPC July 29th, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    Joe Girardi completely eluded all of you who thought he would bench Swisher

  58. Al from BK July 29th, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    “Radiohead…the greatest band of the last 30 years.”

    Lol wow. Not the Beatles, Led Zeppelin or the Rolling Stones or anything.

  59. Hokiehill July 29th, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    any word on a move for OF help Pete? Or are we going to have to wait for the trade deadline for that?

  60. xyz July 29th, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    Girardi has a HUGE man-crush on Swisher. Hinske might as well head to the dugout in his civies.

  61. RDM July 29th, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    Bad if your an Indians fan…

  62. Joe I July 29th, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    “Thank you to all who participated as we tied our previous participation record of 22 submissions. Please tune in tomorrow at 2pm for another thrilling round of “Guess the Line Up””

    Also, with a later start tomorrow, 8 PM in Chicago, there should be another hour in the “Guess the Line Up” game.

  63. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Montero Fanaticus Primus July 29th, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    Forget Swisher, I thought Damon would get the day off!

  64. E-gawa July 29th, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    “Have you seen him in the bullpen? He looks like Walter Johnson and Sandy Koufax got in a terrible teleportation accident and were fused into a horrible, baseball playing mutant”

    yeah I’ll take the guy who throws multiple complete games and averages a shutout a year over that.

  65. Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN July 29th, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    I lost (darn) but considering Swishy’s sick numbers off Garza I’m down with him playing today.

  66. dtv July 29th, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    Pete’s predictions sukk.

    Remember when he said aliens would land in Central Park before ARod resigned with the Yanks?

    And how the Yanks didn’t have the budgetary room to sign Tex?

    Now, just this morning, he predicted Doc going to the Phillies.

    HA!!

  67. Hokiehill July 29th, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    “Joe Girardi completely eluded all of you who thought he would bench Swisher”

    I guess he weighed the Swish v. Garza stats more heavily than the Swish v Swish in RF yesterday performance.

    I guessed wrong, but 1st place this season says Girardi has been right most of the time…here come the complaints anyway…

  68. jonathan c. July 29th, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    Al Fro BK, you need to check your calendar (unless you really like disco Stones).

  69. xyz July 29th, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    The end for Zep came in 1980 with the death of Bonham.

    Since that time, the best band to emerge, imho, is Radiohead.

    I’m far from the only person who believes this.

  70. miggs July 29th, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    No off day for Posada, Damon, or Matsui.

    Girardi is really riding his guys hard this past week.

  71. El duque July 29th, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    WAY TOO MANY GGBG haters here!

    I LOVE BRETT GARDNER! First real speed star of the yankees ! (last 10 years)

  72. ePic July 29th, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    “Play Hinske. I like Swish, but every day? Hurry back GGBG.”

    Swisher is hitting .750 with 2 HR, 1 2B, and 1 BB this year against Matt Garza. No other Yankee has hit Garza at all this year.

    “Congratulations go out to Yanksfan and ePic who correctly predicted today’s line up at 3:07 and 3:10, respectively.”

    Thanks. It’s easy to guess the lineup if you do a minute of research on the matchups.

  73. GD27 July 29th, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    since Clevland is selling, who do Yanks have to give up to get Choo?

  74. Erica - always OPPC July 29th, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    GUESS THE LINE UP STANDINGS!!!!

    After 8 rounds, there have been 16 different winners as follows:

    Patrick the Prospect Hugger 2 Wins 7/27,7/17
    Ramey 2 Wins 7/22, 7/21
    Yanksfan 7/28, 7/29
    IDCWYT 7/28
    HoNype 7/28
    Andrew 7/27
    Bill 7/27
    BBfan 7/27
    Henner 7/27
    Eights 7/27
    RS 7/24
    WTTCTOH 7/24
    86w183 7/23
    Miggs 7/23
    Hokiehill 7/22
    ePic 7/29

    I didn’t realize until now that Yanksfan has two correct guesses in a row. Lets see if they can go for a threepeat tomorrow!

  75. Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN July 29th, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    Led Zeppelin, ACDC, Journey, The Beatles, Rolling Stones, and the Eagles are all better than Radiohead. And that’s off the top of my head.

    JMO.

  76. Hokiehill July 29th, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    “Pete’s predictions sukk.

    Remember when he said aliens would land in Central Park before ARod resigned with the Yanks?

    And how the Yanks didn’t have the budgetary room to sign Tex?

    Now, just this morning, he predicted Doc going to the Phillies.

    HA!!”

    How do you know he was wrong on the first one? An oddly placed probe says different…let’s move on now…

  77. 77513 July 29th, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    Swisher has good numbers off Garza. I dont understand how people want Girarid to bench him. Because the ball took a weird bounce and got behind him. THe first play would of been a great catch he ran a long way for the ball, people are acting like that was a routine catch.

  78. Doreen July 29th, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    Well, if Swisher can hit Garza, that’s a good thing. Garza apparently does well in big games against “big” teams and in home games. For what it’s worth. :)

  79. MYYanksFan July 29th, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    “Is it me or does Alex always seem to get stuck on the milestones.”

    Some of them but he tied and passed Reggie in 1 day.

  80. Erica - always OPPC July 29th, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    Joe I
    July 29th, 2009 at 3:51 pm
    “Thank you to all who participated as we tied our previous participation record of 22 submissions. Please tune in tomorrow at 2pm for another thrilling round of “Guess the Line Up””

    Also, with a later start tomorrow, 8 PM in Chicago, there should be another hour in the “Guess the Line Up” game.

    ***

    Good catch Joe I. Tomorrow “Guess the Line Up” will start at 3pm sharp and end at 4:40!!!!!!

  81. Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN July 29th, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    “Girardi is really riding his guys hard this past week.”

    I’m trying really hard to take the high road here.

  82. Erica - always OPPC July 29th, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    Al from BK
    July 29th, 2009 at 3:49 pm
    “Radiohead…the greatest band of the last 30 years.”

    Lol wow. Not the Beatles, Led Zeppelin or the Rolling Stones or anything.

    ***
    The Beatles haven’t played a note of music in almost 40 years

  83. William July 29th, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    Hey, am I looking at the Mobile version of this blog? But I’m using my desktop browser!

  84. BJK July 29th, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    miggs
    July 29th, 2009 at 3:52 pm
    No off day for Posada, Damon, or Matsui.
    Girardi is really riding his guys hard this past week.

    ————————————————–

    Important game in an important series. Rest tomorrow.

  85. gayle July 29th, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    Hinske and Swish respectively versus Garza .500 and .600 (small samples sizes I know)

    Damon is .154
    Melky .154

    I for sure thought we would see Hinske in this series at some point also thought that Molina would at least get one of these games but guess not.

  86. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Montero Fanaticus Primus July 29th, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    I guarantee I have groups on my iPod that none of you have ever heard of, or would ever be caught listening

  87. thisguy July 29th, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    it’s hard to believe the yanks couldn’t acquire cliff lee, considering the package the indians’ got. i mean: jackson, mcallister, melancon, and another upside arm might be a better package than what the indians got from the phils. knapp is 18 with high high upside, and lou marson can probably start for them at catcher almost immediately. unless the indians didn’t care for the yanks prospects, i really dont get it.

  88. Bobcat July 29th, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    Many of you already suspect this, but big things are in the works. The iron is hot and the current Yankees regime typically knows just when to strike. You won’t hear much until tomorrow.

  89. Bronx Jeers July 29th, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    Now the Pirates are moving Freddie Sanchez?

    Who’s left on that team?

  90. 77513 July 29th, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    El duque
    July 29th, 2009 at 3:52 pm
    WAY TOO MANY GGBG haters here!

    I LOVE BRETT GARDNER! First real speed star of the yankees ! (last 10 years)

    ————————————

    I agree he was having a very good season and becoming a good role player for the team. He is batting 275 with an obp of 354, 20 stolen bases and 6 triples. It also hurts the outfield defense because now late in close games you dont have both Melky and Gardy playing the outfield.

  91. Bad Scooter July 29th, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    xyz, said the last 30 years!!!!!!!!! Leave out the Stones, Zeppelin and The Beatles.

  92. Trevor July 29th, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    “Girardi is really riding his guys hard this past week”

    “I’m trying really hard to take the high road here”

    :lol:

  93. Wal July 29th, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    What do the Pirates ownership do with the revenue sharing money?

  94. Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN July 29th, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    Bobcat is back!

    Along with Beaver and AntEater, the three diligently report any Yankee trade rumors using incredible animal stealth techniques.

  95. jpb1973 July 29th, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    Put Hughes in the rotation and Joba back in the bullpen.

    ——————————————————

    Switching pitchers bewteen the bullpen and the rotation is more difficult than it sounds. Those arms get used tio the rhythm of pitching 6-7 innings every 5th day or 1-2 innings every day or two. If you screw around too much with them they may develop arm troubles.

    We all thought that Alfredo Aceves had a rubber arm and could easily go back and forth between starting and relieving. Well…we tried that with him and now he’s got a sore shoulder.

  96. Phil July 29th, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    Doesn’t seem like anybody is willing to trade their elite prospects anymore. Perhaps there are fewer dumb people running baseball teams these days.

  97. Kid A July 29th, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    You rule, Pete!

  98. Max July 29th, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    holy crap.

    Pete- for the first time EVER you are listening to awesome music on your ipod. The only thing I have never respected about you is your taste in music/movies and now I am second guessing myself. Radiohead– good for you.

  99. Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN July 29th, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    “Leave out the Stones, Zeppelin and The Beatles.”

    You’re right, my bad. That still leaves ACDC, Journey, and the Eagles.

  100. Steve B July 29th, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    “and lou marson can probably start for them at catcher almost immediately”

    Lou Marson couldn’t start for the Tribe’s AA team right now, nevermind the big club.

  101. 77513 July 29th, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    “Put Hughes in the rotation and Joba back in the bullpen.”

    Why Hughes as been lights out in the bullpen. And Joba has been a much better starter than Hughes.

  102. Anteater July 29th, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    ants around yankees HQ delicious…expensive…jesus montero owns antfarm, feeds anteaters…wont be traded

  103. NYY626 July 29th, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    Trevor
    July 29th, 2009 at 3:58 pm
    “Girardi is really riding his guys hard this past week”

    “I’m trying really hard to take the high road here”
    ____________________________________________________________
    LOL. Boys will be boys. :)

  104. Wanzies (Steve) July 29th, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    Again, Bobcat has not posted here in a very long time.

    That is a faux-cat.

  105. Jerkface July 29th, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    Why do animals get all the scoops?

  106. Max July 29th, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    There has got to be a way to get Halladay without giving up Hughes, Joba, or Montero.

    you guys are creative, let’s hear it!

    is it AJax, Romine, ZMac, Melky, Ramiro Pena?

  107. jpb1973 July 29th, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    Doesn’t seem like anybody is willing to trade their elite prospects anymore. Perhaps there are fewer dumb people running baseball teams these days.

    ————————————————–

    The because the economy is bad and many teams like the “minimium wage” that young ballplayers make. Incidentally, the economy was so bad that about 20 free agents were never signed last winter. I would expect the same thing to happen again this season. Those prospects are cheap labor!!!

  108. m July 29th, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    Too bad for the Yankees…Colon placed on the DL.

  109. dtv July 29th, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    Bobcat, you’re such a tease.

  110. Wal July 29th, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    take vernon wells’ contract with halladay and it might get done, add melky and 4 prospects.

  111. jpb1973 July 29th, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    There has got to be a way to get Halladay without giving up Hughes, Joba, or Montero.

    you guys are creative, let’s hear it!

    is it AJax, Romine, ZMac, Melky, Ramiro Pena?

    ———————————————————

    Take on Vernon Wells contract and we might not have to give up anything substantive for Halladay.

  112. Erica - always OPPC July 29th, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    Andrew
    July 29th, 2009 at 3:47 pm
    All 10 of us sheep got the lineup guess wrong. Swisher over Hinske did us in
    ***

    I actually thought there might be 10 winners. LOL

  113. Al from BK July 29th, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    Eh I guess I just never liked Radiohead. I put Pearl Jam, Smashing Pumpkins, The Eagles, Aerosmith all ahead of them.

  114. BobbyXIV July 29th, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    What happened to the look of the site. It’s very bland!

  115. JJ July 29th, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    Pete, you should check out Marillion’s version of “Fake Plastic Trees” and if you’re saying ‘Marillion who?’ then you should find out who they are. NP here is a great 1974 version of Bruce doing “Let the Four Winds Blow”

  116. gayle July 29th, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    Phil-

    I am the belief that part of the reason teams are not willing to trade top prospects is the current economic uncertainty. You have young players that you can have pretty much economic certainty with and control over rather than veterans with free agent dollars attached to them etc.

    Just look at the texas Rangers because of economic conditions they finally have a team that is doing something but they are having to borrow money from MLB.

  117. Max July 29th, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    cant take wells’ contract. it’s just too terrible, even for the Yanks

  118. Mike from North Carolina July 29th, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    Fake Plastic Trees!! Absolutely LOVE Radiohead. One of the most creative, inventive bands out there. Hopefully, we score some runs for Joba and don’t leave him High and Dry. I know that was an awful, awful joke, but I couldn’t resist.

  119. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Montero Fanaticus Primus July 29th, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    The problem with Wells’ is that contract is beyond bad. The Yankss can’t just “take it on” without there being some seriously ugly consequences.

    You’re talking Igawa, Pavvano bad. He’s signed through 2014. It would leave you with a horrendously inflexible outfield.

  120. bru July 29th, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    miggs
    July 29th, 2009 at 3:52 pm
    No off day for Posada, Damon, or Matsui.

    Girardi is really riding his guys hard this past week.

    ————————————————————

    as long as they get a day off once a week or so.

    girardi does a nice job of resting everybody.

    you have to play the best players.

    i never like it when 2 regulars are rested at once.

    melky,gardner,swish,hinske don’t.

    posada,damon,jeter,cano,arod,tex should be rested one at a time.

  121. Justin July 29th, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    So, I looked up some numbers based on that Damon stat Pete provided. A-Rod is 10 steals away from that club and Jeter is 7 steals away.

  122. vinny-b (keep Montero) July 29th, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    “Along with Beaver and AntEater, the three diligently report any Yankee trade rumors using incredible animal stealth techniques”

    all 3 will be on ESPN NEWS at 10pm tonight. And also on Animal Atlas WPIX-NY at 9am every weekday morning

  123. jpb1973 July 29th, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    cant take wells’ contract. it’s just too terrible, even for the Yanks

    —————————————————-

    If they did it probably would mean that we couldn’t sign any big free agents for the next 5 years. In that case, we better hope that our prospects are good enough to replace Rivera, Posada, Petitte and Jeter when they retire.

  124. Eric July 29th, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN
    July 29th, 2009 at 3:58 pm
    Bobcat is back!

    Along with Beaver and AntEater, the three diligently report any Yankee trade rumors using incredible animal stealth techniques.
    __________________________________________________________

    LOL

  125. rconn23 July 29th, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    Cliff Lee doesn’t have the track record that Roy Halladay does.

    In fact, it’s not even close.

    Saying that Riccardi should accept lesser prospects for Halladay because of the package the Phillies offered for Lee is illogical.

    Riccardi is not between a rock and a hard place here, despite what Yankees and Red Sox fans would like to believe.

    He’s put Halladay, the best pitcher in the league, on the market to see if he can be blown away by an offer.

    If he’s not, he keeps the best pitcher in baseball for another season and a half. He must be devastated.

    A package fronted by Austin Jackson, who projects as a solid regular, and other assorted B- prospects is not a logical offer.

    People are so loathe to give up either Hughes, who has not shown that he can be a major league starter, and Chamberlain.

    Just because you would be giving up a pitcher for a pitcher does not mean they are equal parts in a deal.

    Hughes doesn’t equal Halladay.

    Chamberlain doesn’t equal Halladay.

    Halladay is better than both of them. Much better.

  126. Ham Fighters July 29th, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    i think the whole idea of making a trade for halladay only if the socks are about to make one is flawed. cash isnt going to know how close boston may be to a deal, even if riccardi says they are. and he certainly wont be able to guage what the potential trade would do for boston b/c he wont know who’s in thier package anyway.

    cash is smart, he will decide based on what it does for and to the yankees and thats it. halladay alone doesnt make the socks a lock for anything, imo.

  127. Anteater July 29th, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    all 3 will be on ESPN NEWS at 10pm tonight. And also on Animal Atlas WPIX-NY at 9am every weekday morning

    Peter Gammon’s teeth rife with delicious termites…sources say…

  128. Max July 29th, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    anybody know what’s going on with Sheets??

  129. Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN July 29th, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    I’m out. See ya.

  130. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Montero Fanaticus Primus July 29th, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    Sheets had surgery and won’t pitch till 2010 at the earliest.

  131. Thomas Robust July 29th, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    It’s great that the mobile blog is back up.
    I’d still rather have the option of getting only 5 or 10 comments per page.
    Maybe that’ll get fixed soon.
    How many homers do you think Alex will hit by the end of the year? 25, 30, 35+?
    Have a great day.

  132. Bobcat July 29th, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    The Yankees are not keen on absorbing a bad contract (Rios or Wells). There are mixed views within the org but the voices that matter have all but ruled it out.

  133. Shdw July 29th, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    Max July 29th, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    anybody know what’s going on with Sheets??

    - – - –

    He probably won’t pitch this season

  134. DailySportsPages July 29th, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    Pete, didn’t know you were a Red Sox fan. Read it online the other day.

  135. Bronx Jeers July 29th, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    Technically, Led Zeppelin was still a band 30 years ago today.

    And the Rolling Stones released a studio album about 4 years ago.

  136. Wal July 29th, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    si.com reports boston owner angry over diceK’s “diva act”. wow he was expensive for them and they aren’t please with his act !

  137. JT July 29th, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    Fake Plastic Trees is a great rainy day song. And fun to play on guitar for a mediocre player like me!

    Best Radiohead song though is Paranoid Android. Masterpiece. It’s like a symphony.

  138. jpb1973 July 29th, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    The problem with Wells’ is that contract is beyond bad. The Yankss can’t just “take it on” without there being some seriously ugly consequences.

    You’re talking Igawa, Pavvano bad. He’s signed through 2014. It would leave you with a horrendously inflexible outfield.

    ——————————————————-

    Not totally!!! Remember that even when we had Igawa and Pavano on the team at the same time we were still able to pay Mussina, Abreau, Giambi, Jeter, ARod, Rivera and others. Adding Wells wouldn’t be a catastrophe…it would however, mean that some of those prospects are going to have to be good enough to play for us…so we don’t have to go heavy into free agency over the next 5 years.

  139. bru July 29th, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    steroids kept older players on the field.

    this is a big reason why teams are getting younger.

    the economy is another.

  140. Max July 29th, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    i agree that the yanks can’t take on wells’ contract, but i truly dont see why they wouldn’t take on Rios’, even with halladay not in the discussion

  141. Dan July 29th, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    Meeeeeeh do do be ne na ne nat meh de da, do do be ne na ne nat me de da (Circus Music). (PA announcer) “Please get on your feet and welcome the one, the only, Yankees traveling circus.” (Crowd Cheers) “Staaaring Nick Swisher and Johnny Damon to man act “Lost in the Outfield”.” (Crowd Cheers again)

  142. Dan July 29th, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    to = two

  143. dennis-Costanza July 29th, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    Pete would like nothing more than the Yankees to win the WS every year he is covering him. We have all seen Pete’s hard work and diligence so we know how serious he takes his career. The Yankees winning the WS is hands down the best thing for Pete’s exposure and career.

    -dennis

  144. bru July 29th, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    rconn23
    July 29th, 2009 at 4:08 pm
    Cliff Lee doesn’t have the track record that Roy Halladay does.

    In fact, it’s not even close.

    Saying that Riccardi should accept lesser prospects for Halladay because of the package the Phillies offered for Lee is illogical.

    Riccardi is not between a rock and a hard place here, despite what Yankees and Red Sox fans would like to believe.

    He’s put Halladay, the best pitcher in the league, on the market to see if he can be blown away by an offer.

    If he’s not, he keeps the best pitcher in baseball for another season and a half. He must be devastated.

    A package fronted by Austin Jackson, who projects as a solid regular, and other assorted B- prospects is not a logical offer.

    People are so loathe to give up either Hughes, who has not shown that he can be a major league starter, and Chamberlain.

    Just because you would be giving up a pitcher for a pitcher does not mean they are equal parts in a deal.

    Hughes doesn’t equal Halladay.

    Chamberlain doesn’t equal Halladay.

    Halladay is better than both of them. Much better.

    ————————————————————

    tell that to the mets who gave up absolutely garbage for santanna.

  145. Bill from NJ July 29th, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    “Lol wow. Not the Beatles, Led Zeppelin or the Rolling Stones or anything.”

    Cmon. They weren’t doing much of anything in the 80s and 90s.

  146. DT - OPPC member July 29th, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    “Why do animals get all the scoops?”

    It’s gotta be the shoes.

  147. Mike from North Carolina July 29th, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    JT,

    Agreed. Paranoid Android is amazing. The whole album is.

  148. Patrick the Prospect Hugger July 29th, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    Same lineup 3 nights in a row and it’s the best lineup Joe can put out there. Just shows how much Girardi wants to win this series. Hopefully the Yanks go out there and win tonight.

    Repost from last thread:

    “If JP said, “take out Romine and add Montero and you have a deal”, what do you do Patrick?”

    Honestly? Hang up.

    I can’t justify giving up Montero who possibly could be a big impact back at the major league level, as soon as next year.

    CB’s proposal of adding Banuelos is okay. Not sure I’d give up all 5 of those guys for Halladay but maybe.

  149. Bill from NJ July 29th, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    Just because the Stones are still throwing together a record, doesn’t make it a good thing.

  150. Annette July 29th, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    Off topic, but is anyone else having the format of the blog change every time they either come to the page, refresh the page, or click a post to comment? I am. I’m getting 3 different looks.

  151. Betsy July 29th, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    2:14pm: Sean McAdam of the Boston Herald reports that the Red Sox are focused on their talks with the Blue Jays. However, Ryan Westmoreland and Casey Kelly are “off-limits” and the Red Sox want to keep Daniel Bard

    And Heyman says the Sox are heavily involved for Martinez…….sheesh.

  152. Jerkface July 29th, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    Dethklok is the best band of anyones lifetime. Even sumerian lifetimes.

  153. CB July 29th, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    “If he’s not, he keeps the best pitcher in baseball for another season and a half. He must be devastated.”

    He would be if ownership has ordered him to reduce salary, particularly in preparation for a sale of the club.

    The blue jays finances are an utter mess. Outside of the usual problems clubs have to deal with with regards to finances he’s had to deal with differences in currencies and the volatility of exchange rates.

    They are now in the bottom 5 in attendance. Their ownership has publicly stated that they want to “control costs.”

    They are stuck with what might be the worst contract in the AL in Wells and another albatross of a deal with Rios. Those contracts are killing that team, especially wells.

    Halladay is the one chip that they could use that will reduce salary and will also bring back young, cost controlled talent that they desperately need.

    You’re looking at the trade in terms of “fairness” or equivalence of value.

    But that’s not how trades are made. Trades are executed by the dynamics of the market right now.

    If JP wants to hold onto Halladay that’s fine.

    But the only reason a team even entertains the notion of trading the most talented pitcher in the game is because external factors are driving them to do it – because they have become desperate in some way.

    The same kinds of arguments you’re making were exactly what people were saying about Santana. And in the end they got nickels on the dollars and far, far less than what the vast majority of people thought they would.

    So JP isn’t compelled to trade him. But he’ll likely get less for him in the winter.

    And the Jays aren’t going to be competative in 2010 either – not with the Sox, Yanks and Rays in the division.

    So sure – he could wait and lose Halladay after next year and get two draft picks while at the same time spending $20M of ownership’s money on Halladay during a time when he’s been told to cut costs in preparation for the team to be sold.

    Bill Smith was absolutely free to keep Santana as well.

  154. Dan July 29th, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    Another idea just popped in my head (I’m full of AWESOME ONES!!!! Even more awesome than Brandon) Make a sign with Swish riding a unicycle, Damon in a clown costume, and Melky throwing elephants through concrete walls. That is the Yankee Traveling Circus.

    Copyright 7/29/2009
    DH

  155. Mike from North Carolina July 29th, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    Annette,

    Yeah the same is happening to me

  156. Al from BK July 29th, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    ““Lol wow. Not the Beatles, Led Zeppelin or the Rolling Stones or anything.”

    Cmon. They weren’t doing much of anything in the 80s and 90s.”

    I am more of a grunge rock guy, so I am a bit biased about 90′s rock :D

  157. Bill from NJ July 29th, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    OKC — still the best album over the past 12 years.

  158. Bronx Jeers July 29th, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    Fake Plastic Trees is a great rainy day song. And fun to play on guitar for a mediocre player like me!

    Best Radiohead song though is Paranoid Android. Masterpiece. It’s like a symphony.
    ———————————————————–

    Paranoid Android is very much inspired from The Beatles
    “Happiness is a Warm Gun”

    Take 3 song ideas – - Turn them into 1 song.

  159. Patrick the Prospect Hugger July 29th, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    “Dethklok is the best band of anyones lifetime. Even sumerian lifetimes.”

    Haha Metalocalypse is a great show

  160. dtv July 29th, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    Bobcat-

    keep us informed.

    I love underground dissemination of information.

  161. Betsy July 29th, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    I mean sheesh because everyone is spewing different things – it’s unbelievable

  162. tampayank July 29th, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    wow new format, is it mobile friendly now?

  163. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes - And on the Eighteenth Day, Mark Melancon pitched July 29th, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    Banuelos a lefty, is flying through the system, throws a killer change, they’re predicting his CB will be a plus-plus pitch in a year.

    No.

  164. vinny-b (keep Montero) July 29th, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    “Cliff Lee doesn’t have the track record that Roy Halladay does.
    In fact, it’s not even close.
    Saying that Riccardi should accept lesser prospects for Halladay because of the package the Phillies offered for Lee is illogical.
    Riccardi is not between a rock and a hard place here, despite what Yankees and Red Sox fans would like to believe.
    He’s put Halladay, the best pitcher in the league, on the market to see if he can be blown away by an offer.
    If he’s not, he keeps the best pitcher in baseball for another season and a half. He must be devastated.
    A package fronted by Austin Jackson, who projects as a solid regular, and other assorted B- prospects is not a logical offer.
    People are so loathe to give up either Hughes, who has not shown that he can be a major league starter, and Chamberlain.
    Just because you would be giving up a pitcher for a pitcher does not mean they are equal parts in a deal.
    Hughes doesn’t equal Halladay.
    doesn’t equal Halladay.
    Halladay is better than both of them. Much better”

    JP: is that you?

    if so, can you tell me if it was Shannon Stewart you had to reprimand for telling people you looked like a pimp?

  165. Erica - always OPPC July 29th, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    Betsy
    July 29th, 2009 at 4:20 pm
    I mean sheesh because everyone is spewing different things – it’s unbelievable

    ***
    As I said earlier. Wake me on Friday at 4:01

  166. Kid A July 29th, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    I’ve always been crazy about Radiohead. My wife couldn’t stand them.

    Then one day, I came home and found her listening to Fake Plastic Trees. She had finally gotten it.

    That was a great day, and that is a true story.

  167. Dan July 29th, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    BTW I am convince that Jeter would win the HRD if he entered it. He hits absolute bombs in batting practice.

  168. Deep Throat July 29th, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    Yes Bobcat,

    This all possesses a very film noir, All the President’s Men, LA Confidential quality.

  169. Ham Fighters July 29th, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    ive been saying it for days, its a salary dump, just like the expos used to do (thanks again for wetteland!)
    i think he WILL move because they need to move him, and they may end up getting alot less than they would have liked because they waited too long.

    cue c-money!

  170. Phil July 29th, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    gayle,

    it’s even more than that, as teams are now better understanding which prospects will make it and what the value of those prospects are. It’s progress.

    The Jays have overplayed their hand. Everyone has turned down their initial price tags for Halladay, and now the Phillies have gotten Lee without using their best prospects and the Red Sox seem to be focused on Victor Martinez.

    Should be interesting.

  171. Yankee48 July 29th, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    I love the new mobile layout, but when i’m viewing the site on a PC the format switches back and forth depending on the page i’m on.
    Just thought i’d throw that out there.
    Thanks for the update

  172. tampayank July 29th, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    “Yankee48 July 29th, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    I love the new mobile layout, but when i’m viewing the site on a PC the format switches back and forth depending on the page i’m on.
    Just thought i’d throw that out there.
    Thanks for the update”
    yeah that happened w/ me also

  173. Ham Fighters July 29th, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    the phillies landed lee and didnt give up anyone on the mlb roster or any of thier top 2 prospects. they are going to the W.S. again.

  174. yanksfan7788 July 29th, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    If the Yanks offer to take on Wells contract, then the Jays would have to take a lesser package of players. What do you guys think?

  175. Jerkface July 29th, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    BEaneoleuasous is like a million years away from the majors. You definitely trade him for the right piece.

  176. RCK July 29th, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    “With his 200th career homer on Monday, Johnny Damon is now one of 14 players all-time with at least 200 homers, 300 steals and 2,000 hits. The only other active player is Bobby Abreu.”

    I was surprised that A-Rod and Jeter didn’t make this list, so I checked Baseball Reference. They are at 290 and 293 career SBs respectively.

  177. Tags1 July 29th, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    Joba and Jesus Montero? Obviously you havent seen Montero Pete. Went to see him twice in Trenton. Saw him get 2 hits in the AA Allstar game. He’s a monster, he hits for average, has huge home run power, and is and RBI machine. He’s only 19 and he’s headed for AAA. The only thing holding him back is his defense. As much as I like Austin Romine who’s at high A ball and the other highly thought of catcher the Yanks have I would include him in deal. They just signed Gary Sanchez a 16 year international signing who has the tools as a hitter that Montero does.

  178. bru July 29th, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    yanksfan7788
    July 29th, 2009 at 4:28 pm
    If the Yanks offer to take on Wells contract, then the Jays would have to take a lesser package of players. What do you guys think
    ————————————————————

    not happening.

  179. Jerkface July 29th, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    I saw Jesus Montero from behind home plate in Tampa and watched him crush a 419 foot out vs High A Detroit.

    Gotta keep jesus

  180. Evan D. July 29th, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    Pete is a SAWX fan????

    I knew he was a New England Patriots fan but not a sawx. I’m disgusted.

  181. vinny-b (keep Montero) July 29th, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    had to turn Michael Kay off today. Too overbearing

    trying to tell Yankee fans what they want

  182. Laura July 29th, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    “Radiohead…the greatest band of the last 30 years.”

    Radiohead rules!! But the above statement is not true. U2 is the greatest band of the last 30 years.

  183. Evan D. July 29th, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    I’d take on Well’s contract but they have to take back Igawa and Posada’s contract (Yes, I said Jorge). He is going to end up being 80% DH and 20% catcher for the next 2 years and makes a lot of money.

    We also have Damon coming off the books. Players are cheaper these days – just ask Abreu. I think the Yanks could handle the awful contract of Vernon Wells.

  184. RayVT July 29th, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    What if the Yanks take ½ of Wells’ contract?

  185. Stultus Magnus July 29th, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    Ooooo, I like the mobile version…

  186. Jerkface July 29th, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    I’d take on Well’s contract but they have to take back Igawa and Posada’s contract (Yes, I said Jorge). He is going to end up being 80% DH and 20% catcher for the next 2 years and makes a lot of money.

    Can’t trade Jorge, 10/5 guy, and also most likely has a no-trade anyways

  187. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes - And on the Eighteenth Day, Mark Melancon pitched July 29th, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    Evan,

    Use your noodle.

    He roots for the Patriots, and he is a baseball writer. Oh, well, he just happened not to root for a baseball team while growing up?

  188. Stultus Magnus July 29th, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    Ham Fighters July 29th, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    the phillies landed lee and didnt give up anyone on the mlb roster or any of thier top 2 prospects. they are going to the W.S. again.

    ============

    They are going DOWN in the WS…

  189. ArodMVP217 July 29th, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    “Hughes doesn’t equal Halladay.
    Chamberlain doesn’t equal Halladay.
    Halladay is better than both of them. Much better.”

    True, but do you know how rookie contracts work?

  190. Jerkface July 29th, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    Everyone talks about the Phillies lineup, its pretty dangerous, in the National League. When they meet the Yankees in the World Series they are going to see what a real murderers row is.

  191. Robbykid July 29th, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    Brad Lidge sux….

  192. Bronx Jeers July 29th, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    Sanchez offering the Pirates a 3 year deal ?

    When’s the last time you heard of a player making an offer>

    That dude must really love those pierogies.

  193. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes - And on the Eighteenth Day, Mark Melancon pitched July 29th, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    ….Halladay is older than both of them. Much older.

  194. Phil July 29th, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    Jays have run out of leverage. They’re not gonna get what they asked for and now they’re either gonna have to keep him or accept a lesser package.

  195. gayle July 29th, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    The more I read about the Pirates the more angry I get for their fans. Freddy Sanchez wants to stay with the team, they have a deal in place with SF and he goes to the Pirates and asks for a 3 year deal $6M, $6.5M, $7.5M and the Pirates said no.

    If you cannot even make a committment to someone who wants to be part of the future what is the point are you going to play rookies at every position.

  196. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes - And on the Eighteenth Day, Mark Melancon pitched July 29th, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    …Well, depending on who’s making them, pierogis are worth their weight in gold.

  197. Patrick the Prospect Hugger July 29th, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    Ok last thread I said the max I’d give up for Halladay is Jackson, Romine, McAllister and Melancon. CB added on Banuelos.

    How would that deal change if the Yankees agreed to take on Rios?

    I don’t think the Yanks will get Rios or Halladay but it’s fun to talk about.

  198. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Montero Fanaticus Primus July 29th, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    Man, at this point you feel bad for Sanchez. Must have some relatives or friends in the area…moving halfway across the country is no small thing.

  199. Yankee Trader July 29th, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    The more I think about it and look at the players involved, I wish the Yankees would have had the opportunity to get Lee and Francisco.

    2010 Club option on Lee for 8M, 31yo, lefty, would have been reunited with CC.
    Francisco, 27 yo righty with power, LF’er
    whose played CF when Sizemore out, 5 assists and only one error.

    The Indians got a pitcher with a sore shoulder in Knapp, Carrasco with his >5.0 ERA, a marginal catcher, and an infielder who can’t hit.

    Steal. We could have made that trade with better parts, and still had parts to trade for another bullpen arm!! To boot we would have kept most, if not all of our favorite minor leaguer’s.

  200. ThePoop July 29th, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    THE PHILLIES GOT A NEW TOY TODAY AND I WANT ONE TOO!

  201. Eric July 29th, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    This is why I hate revenue sharing. The Pirates are content developing players, trading them at their peak, and collecting the money. I would HATE to be a Pirates fan!

  202. tampayank July 29th, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    gayle

    that’s why MLB doesn’t have the full national appeal that the NFL does now……….I mean how frustrating would it be to go to games, watch on t.v. if your team unloads any talent you have every single season like the Pirates do, the Sanchez situation is an example of this…it almost indirectly sends a message to fans to stop attending games after July for the majority of the baseball markets…I think it’s an issue MLB has to work on somehow…there’s no perfect solution

  203. mackieboy July 29th, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    i think that the yankees should trade for Halladay,
    Hughes, Jackson, and other prospect…
    most of you guys like hughes, i understand… but… hughes is not the best pitcher RIGHT NOW… we can always sign him back, if he turns out to be great, through free agency or trade.
    think about it… do u want a championship NOW? or in the future?
    and also, what if the BOSOX get halladay? that’s going to be tough for us, specially we are 0-8 againts them…

  204. Erica - always OPPC July 29th, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    Eric
    July 29th, 2009 at 4:43 pm
    This is why I hate revenue sharing. The Pirates are content developing players, trading them at their peak, and collecting the money. I would HATE to be a Pirates fan!
    ***

    I agree with that. Any half decent player on the Pirates gets traded. This is the exact reason MLB needs a salary FLOOR

  205. Doreen July 29th, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    Some deals are just not worth making, and taking on Wells’ contract is one of those. Taking on Rios would be a stretch, IMO, but it’s a little less strangling.

    I also think if they tak on Rios, it’s a given that Damon and Matsui will not be back. And while many here are a-ok with that, and while that may be what ultimately happens, if Rios comes to NY, Damon is no dummy and would see the writing on the wall. He’s only human. How do you think the so-called “chemistry” of this team would be affected? I don’t worry about Matsui as much in that regard. But Damon seems to be an emotional guy. And he loves playing for the Yankees and has said he’d love to come back. To have to finish out the year kind of knowing that’s not going to happen, I think it has to have some affect. Not saying he wouldn’t be an absolute professional, and not saying that the drive for a ring wouldn’t override any personal disappointments. But the disappointment would probably be there, under the surface.

    Just a thought.

  206. Eric July 29th, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    A perfect solution would be to require owners to make an honest effort to win games or else take control of the team, but that will never happen

  207. gayle July 29th, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    Rebecca he is a west coast guy born in California and went to school in Texas. I just dont get why the Pirates would say no, is there someone in their system better than him

  208. Jerkface July 29th, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    hughes is not the best pitcher RIGHT NOW… we can always sign him back, if he turns out to be great, through free agency or trade.

    There is absolutely no guarantee that you will sign back a player that you traded.

    Hughes and Chamberlain are major league pitchers *right now*, if Cliff Lee doesn’t get a major league player then Halladay doesnt either.

  209. Eric July 29th, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    I agree with that. Any half decent player on the Pirates gets traded. This is the exact reason MLB needs a salary FLOOR

    *****

    I laugh when people bad mouth NY for spending money. It’s even worse for the game to NOT spend money and pocket other people’s money.

  210. Ed - almost to my quarter century life July 29th, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    “Ooooo, I like the mobile version…”

    same here, its awesome…

  211. Count of Montefusco July 29th, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    Guys…. Please stop w/ the embarrassing “greatest band” stuff. You all sound like dj’s at some miserable hick “hits” station.

    Seriously…U2? Maybe some horizon- broadening is in order…go listen to The Fall, or Boredoms, or something….ANYTHING

  212. m July 29th, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    What’s the “Delay in Game” PIT/SF game? Is Sanchez arguing dollars and years?

  213. tampayank July 29th, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    I know Pete suggested Joba as part of ‘mysthical’ Halladay deal…but I would be upset if that happen….I want Joba to be a difference maker once the Yanks win another championship and he will be loved more b/c he is home grown…and you can get over 10 years from him

  214. Jerkface July 29th, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    Please listen to my indie band, we’re The Lintrollers.

  215. Erica - always OPPC July 29th, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    Eric
    July 29th, 2009 at 4:47 pm
    I agree with that. Any half decent player on the Pirates gets traded. This is the exact reason MLB needs a salary FLOOR

    *****

    I laugh when people bad mouth NY for spending money. It’s even worse for the game to NOT spend money and pocket other people’s money.

    ***

    I have a friend in texas who hates the Yankees more than anyone with their freespending ways. Even he agrees a salary floor would help teams actually compete within their divisions.

  216. Drive 4-5 July 29th, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    Evan D.

    As a 10 / 5 player I dont believe Jorge Posada can be traded without his consent.

    I cant understand the lack of respect and Jorge hate in here sometimes.He’s one of the best clutch hitters on the team and is wayyyy above league average this year in ops, ops+, slugging % and batting average. He may not be the best defensive catcher in the league, but the 21 runners he’s thrown out on attempted steals is topped only by Gerald Laird (23).He doesnt block balls well, but he’s adequate defensively.

  217. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Montero Fanaticus Primus July 29th, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    I like U2. They played at my school for free in March.

    Right now I’m listening to mediaeval baebes. Which I guarantee none of you have ever listened to.

  218. Steely July 29th, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    The fact that the Indians got nothing special for Cliff Lee leads one to think that maybe the Yanks were never in it, as I am sure Yanks could have easily put together a stronger package than the Phils did.

  219. Joe Monte July 29th, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    What about obtaining Jon Garland for the 5th starter? Arizona would love to dump his contract so we can probably get him for two low level prospects.

  220. CB July 29th, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    If I were the pirates I wouldn’t have signed Sanchez to a 3 year $20M deal either.

    Good luck to him finding that deal on the open market.

    He’s not that good. Whatever marginal value he produces for the pirates won’t make any difference to the fate of the franchise over the next 3 years.

    He’s not a guy that’s a key to lock up for a team like the Pirates. Too many needs.

  221. Jerkface July 29th, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    I am listening to Explodination by Killcreek Explosion, which I guarantee none of you have heard, because if you had, you’d be dead!

  222. Eric July 29th, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    I have a friend in texas who hates the Yankees more than anyone with their freespending ways. Even he agrees a salary floor would help teams actually compete within their divisions.

    *****

    I understand where fans would hate the Yankees, I would too if I didn’t love them!

  223. Jerkface July 29th, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    What about obtaining Jon Garland for the 5th starter? Arizona would love to dump his contract so we can probably get him for two low level prospects.

    No. Sergio Mitre >= Jon Garland (spell your name right JOHN)

    Now listening to Melancholy Sandwhich by Maroon Swoon

  224. frits July 29th, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    would someone mind posting the mobile version’s URL please?

  225. Steely July 29th, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    Sanchez is a nice NL player. Numbers would be quite different in the AL
    Quite different

  226. bru July 29th, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    losing posada’s bat would hurt.

    we can overcome gardners injury by waiting it out & bringing up an outfielder.

    we need a starting pitcher & a bullpen arm.

  227. sab July 29th, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    wow – how doesn’t cashman get in on a Cliff Lee deal when the phillies basically gave up minimal for him? Its nice to spend uncle steineys money and sign all the big names but that doesn’t take any brains to do….if you can get Lee without given up joba or hughes (or montero) how are you NOT first in line on those talks?!?!?

    If/when Joba spits the bit again tonight – we’ll be back to a few weeks ago when we have CC (and how good did HE look yesterday?)AJ and then praying for pitching help…

    its stupid moves (or non moves) like this that make me think cashman really is in over his head in making smart trades to help the club out – thinking joba is the old joba, andy will pitch like he did in 1998 and sergio mitre is the answer is almost as dumb as thinking putting both phil hughes and ian kennedy in the starting rotation at the same time was a good idea….

    getting lee not only would have helped this year but would have been a Godsend next year when they will be 2 pitchers down again (without wang and pettite) –

    just really dumb…

  228. Bronx Jeers July 29th, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    What’s the “Delay in Game” PIT/SF game? Is Sanchez arguing dollars and years?
    ——————————————————-

    Pirates are still busy recruiting homeless people to play infield.

  229. Patrick the Prospect Hugger July 29th, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    Is there a different link to the mobile version of the blog?

  230. bru July 29th, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    i wonder if cashman had a chance at lee & why cleveland demanded joba or hughes when they turned around & took no ml players & what looks like not that great of a package.

  231. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes - And on the Eighteenth Day, Mark Melancon pitched July 29th, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    Drive 4-5
    July 29th, 2009 at 4:51 pm
    Evan D.
    As a 10 / 5 player I dont believe Jorge Posada can be traded without his consent.
    I cant understand the lack of respect and Jorge hate in here sometimes.He’s one of the best clutch hitters on the team and is wayyyy above league average this year in ops, ops+, slugging % and batting average. He may not be the best defensive catcher in the league, but the 21 runners he’s thrown out on attempted steals is topped only by Gerald Laird (23).He doesnt block balls well, but he’s adequate defensively.
    =====

    I have given up trying to figure this one out myself. I think the reason I have given up is because the stance is indefensible. My conclusion: dislike based on some fathomless emotional response to the player, which has ended my curiosity.

  232. bru July 29th, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    i think the indians demanded joba or hughes.

  233. Jerkface July 29th, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    its stupid moves (or non moves) like this that make me think cashman really is in over his head in making smart trades to help the club out – thinking joba is the old joba, andy will pitch like he did in 1998 and sergio mitre is the answer is almost as dumb as thinking putting both phil hughes and ian kennedy in the starting rotation at the same time was a good idea….

    You have no idea what moves were made or not made. Both Hughes and Kennedy lit up the minor leagues and posted sub 3 ERAs in september and were alright in spring training. Hughes injured his ribs and Kennedy suffered from stage fright.

    Not much you can do about that.

  234. Steely July 29th, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    Maybe lets give Cash the benefit of the doubt. Maybe, hes got a bigger fish on the line, bigger than Lee, which would be nice

  235. Ham Fighters July 29th, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    doreen, sorry to say it, but johnny damon’s gone no matter what. he can barely play the OF any more and his wheels are gone. he’s still an excellent hitter, but i dont see them bringing him back no matter what. and sorry to say it but if johnny wants to sulk about it, it will just cost him money from whomever he signs with next season.

    besides i think damon has too much pride to let that happen. if they brought in another OF, he’d still contribute, he’s always overcome in his career.

    you cant make decisions based on hurting people’s feelings, sorry to say that even for a great guy like johnny damon, it is a buisness and you’ve got to make decisions on that basis.

  236. Erica - always OPPC July 29th, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    I am heading out now. Got lots to do tonight so I will catch you all later in the game.

    Remember, due to the 8pm start tomorrow, “Guess the Line Up” will begin promptly at 3pm!!!

  237. joeman July 29th, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    Sergio Mitre plain and simple stinks

  238. Drive 4-5 July 29th, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    I would imagine the Indians wanted more from the Yanks than they did from the Phillies. There preference had to be to send him someplce where he’s not potentially competing for a Wild Card berth with or facing 3 times a year.

  239. gayle July 29th, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    CB–

    Exactly who will the Pirates build their team with. Every good player they have had they trade away. I am just very confused by what they are doing.

  240. JT July 29th, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    Kid A,

    I didn’t get it at first either. I thought Thom Yorke was too “whiny” for my tastes.

    I think Idioteque was my converter. After hearing it a few times, it just sank in. And then I started liking more and more Radiohead. Paranoid Android will probably go down as the song I am most in awe of though. I cant imagine a song blowing my mind more than that.

  241. Betsy July 29th, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    Right, Cashman didn’t inquire int obtaining Cliff Lee…….really dumb. Why do people assume that because the Yankees don’t trade for someone, they didn’t look into it? It was in all the papers – Shapiro demanded at least Joba/Hughes…….So, tell me what a great GM he is that he took such a mediocre package from the Phils for his Cy Young winner

  242. longtime July 29th, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    Dringo bell, How’s that rebecca

  243. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes - And on the Eighteenth Day, Mark Melancon pitched July 29th, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    bru
    July 29th, 2009 at 4:58 pm
    i think the indians demanded joba or hughes.
    ===

    ,,to which Cashman said, ‘demand this…’

  244. thisguy July 29th, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    as you know, ive been pushing for cliff lee…i realize we wont get halladay, and if we do, we will just hurt our team by giving up quality players like hughes who are helping this team.

    i asked people if they would deal jackson, romine, melancon, and mcallister for cliff lee.

    a few people respected my thoughts, most laughed, either saying the yanks should never do that, or the indians would never do it…now the indians got a mediocre package for lee…and the yankees need a starter for this year and next, and cliff lee would have fit in so nicely.

    im not sure why cliff lee isnt a yankee right now, but maybe the indians asked for a lot more because it was the yanks, or because it was the AL…or maybe they didnt like the yankee prospects…or maybe it is because cashman dropped the ball.

  245. Dan July 29th, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    I think if the Yankees felt the need to make a move they will. Say if Boston is in serious business optaining Halliday, I think the Yanks will swoop in and just over match the deal. So i think just wait and see before you judge Cashman on what deals have or have not been made.

  246. vinny-b (keep Montero) July 29th, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    “I agree with that. Any half decent player on the Pirates gets traded. This is the exact reason MLB needs a salary FLOOR”

    I used to think this. Until i saw the outcome of the NFL the last 10 years.

    once upon a time, the NFL used to have great powerhouse teams and dynasties. Now it is a league in which any team can win any year. A sea of mediocrity. A league in which bean-counters are more valuable then a Vince Lombardi, coaches, and players. And players change teams like they’re changing shoes.

    (the New England Patriots withstanding)

  247. Phil July 29th, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    Cash, knows the price of everything and if there’s one thing you should have learned about him by now is that he’s got the patience of a saint. He’ll wait till he sees a deal that “makes” ie. one he gets on his terms. This is how he operates, with the rare exception of the CC salvo.

  248. bru July 29th, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    the indians did a terrible job in who they got in return for lee.

    you have to get the best package you can.

  249. Cam July 29th, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    Nice mobile version of the blog! My link in my phone updated to it automatically. Loads much faster.

  250. Jerkface July 29th, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    And players change teams like they’re changing shoes.

    There is far more team changing in baseball than football. Footballs problem is that good teams cannot get great players to become great teams unless they find a bargain or have salary cap space. So most teams usually end up in the same general area depending on how they draft/luck in salary cap room in a particular free agent class.

    But there are almost no trades and many players spend all their time on 1 or 2 teams max, usually 1 team then washing out(such is the life of a football player).

  251. thisguy July 29th, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    dan…

    i rather have cliff lee for 4 minor leaguers, especially one that doesnt involve a player like montero…instead of dealing montero, jackson, and hughes for halladay.

    so…in my opinion, i feel like cashman missed an opportunity here to greatly help the ball club.

    and i still believe we need another bullpen (set up man) arm…a lefty would be nice.

  252. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! BOSTON 8 NEW YORK 0 = 1st PLACE NYY July 29th, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    man does Micheal Kay hate Hughes

  253. pat July 29th, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    Any word on Wang’s surgery?

    Not that I expect a Dr. to say it went poorly but wondering if the damage they thought they’d find is what they found.

  254. Yankee Trader July 29th, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    Cashmans not the “dumb” one here-Shapiro is for not getting two better pitching prospects, a better middle infielder prospect, and a catching prospect from our dearth of catchers. If I’m an Indians loyal fan, I’m dumping my season tickets.

  255. Jerkface July 29th, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    No one here knows if Cashman missed an opportunity. You have no idea. Unless a newspaper report says, ‘Cleveland offered Lee to the yankees for x, y, and z in the 12th hour and Cashman said no’, you can’t blame him. The Indians reported price for Lee was much greater for the yankees than what the Phils had to pay. You don’t know if Cashman offered Z-mac, whomever, and whatever for him.

    Blame Cash if you know he is fault. Don’t project.

  256. Dan July 29th, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    SO what if the Yanks pull a trade for Heath Bell then they trade Hughes Jackson and ???? for Halladay. They then fit the 8th inn role and get that starter to replace Wangs spot.

  257. joeman July 29th, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    I wanted Nate McLouth on the Yankee team and was told by a hot shot(no names mention)here, why would Pitt trade him he’s the center-piece of their team, Pitt doesn’t care who they have on the team everyone is trade bait

  258. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! BOSTON 8 NEW YORK 0 = 1st PLACE NYY July 29th, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    Gammons thinks the Yankees are going after Duke.

  259. SJ44 July 29th, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    Its not what Cashman would or would not give up. Its what Cleveland would accept from the Yankees in return.

    Cashman doesn’t control what Mark Shapiro wants in return for Cliff Lee. Nor can he control what JP would take for Halladay.

  260. bru July 29th, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    cash probably was told by shapiro that it would take hughes or joba.cash said i can’t do that.
    cash said if anything changes give me a call or give me a last call & give me a chance to match it.

  261. Yankee Trader July 29th, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    vinny-B

    At least in the NFL you can dump a bloated contract of a player not performing, without owing them the remainder of their deal.

  262. Bret the Hitman July 29th, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    I don’t think Boston can top any Yankee proposal with Joba as the centerpiece.

  263. CB July 29th, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    Gayle,

    I’m confused by what they’re doing as well, but perhaps for different reasons.

    They’ve essentially taken the strategic decision in making all of these trades that they will take “quantity” in prospects more than “quality.”

    I think they’ve gone overboard with that strategy. They needed to mix things up more in their approach.

    Their fundamental problem hasn’t been getting rid of a player like Sanchez – it’s years of disastrous drafting and a remarkable inability to develop pitchers. The Dave Littlefield regime was as toxic as it gets. You just don’t recover from that easily or quickly.

    That’s the reason why they’ve tried to get a bunch of player like Ohlendorf – let’s see what sticks? That’s the strategy they’ve built their trades on.

    The players they are going to build around are Andrew McCutcheon and possible Andy LaRoche. The key guys in the franchise right now are in the minors – a lot is riding on Pedro Alvarez.

  264. Betsy July 29th, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    Cashman missed an opportunity? What was he supposed to do, hold a gun to Shapiro’s head? Shapiro made a terrible trade at his own team’s expense – hilarious.

    Brandon, Kay has never liked Hughes. What is he saying now? Let me guess, it’s more of the same – the kid will never amount to jack as a starter so trade him before he proves that he just can’t pitch.

  265. vinny-b (keep Montero) July 29th, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    “And players change teams like they’re changing shoes”

    jerkface: ok. Tho, i believe you know what i was trying to say. The NFL has a different feeling then what i grew up with. A “blah” feeling. Thankfully, i have a team to pull for (the Jets) otherwise, i wouldn’t really have a reason to watch.

    college football (minus the polls/no playoff system) is quite the opposite. IMO

  266. ADam July 29th, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    Who would boston give up for Halladay?
    Bard and who else? Lester or Ellsbury?

    Personally I think the yanks should stand pat and biuld. I think trading the future for the 18 month of guranteed halladay is a bit much.

    I’m with cash… lets stay the course.

  267. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Montero Fanaticus Primus July 29th, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    longtime:

    I am impressed! Not one of my favorites, though. I prefer Adam Lay Ibounden, Gaudete and Salva Nos

  268. you gotta have faith (huuuughessssss!) July 29th, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    i have learned to trust C-money and his stealthiness! negotiating through the media is not his style, im interested to see what his move is.

  269. Yankee Trader July 29th, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    SO what if the Yanks pull a trade for Heath Bell then they trade Hughes Jackson and ???? for Halladay. They then fit the 8th inn role and get that starter to replace Wangs spot.
    —————————————————-

    Presently Hughes is a better setup reliever than Bell would be.

  270. Betsy July 29th, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    LOL What else is Gammons saying? No one knows anything. Sean McAdams is saying the Sox are in deep discussions with the Jays, Heyman is saying the Sox are concentrating on Martinez…….My head is spinning just from all the info that’s being put out there.

  271. Jerkface July 29th, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    jerkface: ok. Tho, i believe you know what i was trying to say. The NFL has a different feeling then what i grew up with. A “blah” feeling. Thankfully, i have a team to pull for (the Jets) otherwise, i wouldn’t really have a reason to watch.

    I agree that the NFL has pretty good parity and i understand how that might affect a fan’s enjoyment, but I grew up watching the Bucs so its not like I enjoyed the dynasty years or anything until the late 90′s when the Bucs got a great defense.

  272. vinny-b (keep Montero) July 29th, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    “man does Micheal Kay hate Hughes”

    it would almost be worth dumping Hughes, and not have to hear Michael Kay use the term “phil-thees”

  273. vinny-b (keep Montero) July 29th, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    “man does Micheal Kay hate Hughes”

    it would almost be worth dumping Hughes, and not have to hear Michael Kay use the term “phil-thees”

  274. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Montero Fanaticus Primus July 29th, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    RT @Ledger_Yankees Ace unavailable again tonight. –Carig

  275. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes - And on the Eighteenth Day, Mark Melancon pitched July 29th, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    Perhaps I’m in the minority, but I can’t say I’m all that interested in what Michael Kay thinks of Hughes, or anyone else.

    If Cashman gives up either Hughes or Joba, I’m giving up baseball.

    I doubt he does either, fortunately.

  276. Betsy July 29th, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    boy, that’s not good news……..how many days is it now? Maybe Ace can’t handle the strain of pitching in the pen – he did say at the beginning of the season that he wasn’t sure how he’d react.

  277. SJ44 July 29th, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    From the Pittsburgh perspective, they didn’t have 6 real prospects in the organization going into this season.

    I think their organizational philosophy is, load up on as many guys as you can and replenish the system.

    I know Tony’s West Virginia team has some interesting guys.

    Sterling Marte is an 18 year old, 6-4 OF who can fly. He’s got all the tools and is an impressive physical specimen.

    Robbie Grossman is a 19 CF with excellent speed and his bat has come on this season.

    Rudy Owens, a 19 LH, is 10-1.

    You add Tony to the mix and that’s 4 prospects that have legitimate upside.

    When you look at their AA and AAA rosters though, the talent is really thin. Pedro still needs work, Brad Lincoln has struggled in AAA and there aren’t 4 other guys on both the AA or AAA rosters that you would call legitimate prospects.

    That’s how barren the system was under Dave Littlefield.

    Its a monumental undertaking to try and fix that franchise and I understand the fans frustration with how the Pirates are going about doing it.

    Just don’t know what else you can do in their siutation.

  278. gayle July 29th, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    This is my number one problem with Kay lets here him talk about Hughes on the YES Broadcast the way he talks about him on his ESPN Show. Not going to happen. Did the same thing with Moose slammed him left and right on the radio show then when it came time to broadcast talked great.

  279. CaptainsCorner July 29th, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    Gammons said it seems that the Jays aren’t that high on the labtop stealer. Also that he doesn’t think they want Joba either, it would take Hughes. I really don’t think he knows anything….just speaks.

  280. vinny-b (keep Montero) July 29th, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    “At least in the NFL you can dump a bloated contract of a player not performing, without owing them the remainder of their deal”

    yes. Definitely a plus.

  281. Jerkface July 29th, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    Cashman appears to be sticking to a plan, and its actually starting to show signs of success. Therefore I agree that he won’t trade hughes or chamberlain.

  282. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! BOSTON 8 NEW YORK 0 = 1st PLACE NYY July 29th, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    “Brandon, Kay has never liked Hughes. What is he saying now? Let me guess, it’s more of the same – the kid will never amount to jack as a starter so trade him before he proves that he just can’t pitch.”

    Gammons: I don’t think the Jays want Joba, they want Hughes but the Yankees ppl I spoke to do not want to deal him.

    Kay: Peter that’s where I think your wrong see I think they would trade him for Doc, I’m sorry but Hughes will never be Roy Halladay. You could trade him and slide Joba into the BP.

    Me: WTH?! what did we solve there? You traded a SP for SP same crap! Joba SP goes into BP Doc is really traded for Joba while Hughes is sent to Toronto. Nothing changes here, and Hughes looks like 96′ Mo so what the….I wish I could punch him. Srsly.

  283. RMEL July 29th, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    Gammons thinks the Yankees are going after Duke.

    —-

    If that is true it would be a smart move. young lefty who is a groundball pitcher….he is no Doc or lee but a lot cheaper

  284. vinny-b (keep Montero) July 29th, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    “Gammons said it seems that the Jays aren’t that high on the labtop stealer”

    imagine that

  285. Wanzies (Steve) July 29th, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    SJ, that’s exactly why I’ve been saying Yankees and Pirates hook up again and Yankees send 1B types and middlin’ pitching. You know better than most of us that there are few if any 1B in the Pirates’ system.

  286. Wanzies (Steve) July 29th, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    SJ, that’s exactly why I’ve been saying Yankees and Pirates hook up again and Yankees send 1B types and middlin’ pitching. You know better than most of us that there are few if any 1B in the Pirates’ system.

  287. Bret the Hitman July 29th, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    I want the Yankees to trade for Ryan Doumit in the offseason. He’d make an excellent stop gap paired with Cervelli while Montero and/or Romine polish their catching skills.

  288. CB July 29th, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    “When you look at their AA and AAA rosters though, the talent is really thin. Pedro still needs work, Brad Lincoln has struggled in AAA and there aren’t 4 other guys on both the AA or AAA rosters that you would call legitimate prospects.”

    That’s the problem and why the moves their making at the major league level I’m sure look so puzzling to their fan base.

    Littlefield was both such a disaster and there for so long it puts the Bucs is a very strange position.

    There’s no way to recover from years of Daniel Moskos (it’s still hard to believe…)

    And that puts a lot of hopes on some very young players. I’d guess Tony feels that. It’s a tough spot to be in for the kids in the system.

    And what’s happenning with Pedro this year must really have the franchise worried.

  289. The Curious Case of Joba Chamberlain July 29th, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    I’m still trying to figure out if its a good or bad thing that we wont make a trade.

  290. Wave Your Hat July 29th, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    “Its not what Cashman would or would not give up. Its what Cleveland would accept from the Yankees in return.

    Cashman doesn’t control what Mark Shapiro wants in return for Cliff Lee. Nor can he control what JP would take for Halladay.”

    This is correct.

    Once you get past Joba, Hughes and Montero, there’s going to be a wide variation in how teams view our prospects.

    Take AJax. We think he’s going to be good, but some teams may think he’ll never develop enough power, or cut down enough on his strikeouts, or amount to more than a fourth OF. You just don’t know.

    Same goes for Romine, McCallister, Melancon, what have you. When it comes to prospects, it’s the variation in views that’s the thing.

  291. Dan July 29th, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    Yankee Trader
    July 29th, 2009 at 5:13 pm
    SO what if the Yanks pull a trade for Heath Bell then they trade Hughes Jackson and ???? for Halladay. They then fit the 8th inn role and get that starter to replace Wangs spot.
    —————————————————-

    Presently Hughes is a better setup reliever than Bell would be
    __________________

    So you are saying then Halladay is not better then any starter we have?

    I am not saying this a possibilty but I think it solves every problem.

  292. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Montero Fanaticus Primus July 29th, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    RT @TylerKepner Yanks trade for Jason Hirsh (RHP) from COL, depth at AAA.

    http://www.baseball-reference......ja01.shtml

  293. The Curious Case of Joba Chamberlain July 29th, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    I would love the Yanks to get Duke and not have to give up Ajax or Jesus.

  294. joeman July 29th, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    I’m trading Hughes and whatever it takes to get Doc & Rios here,no Joba not now. Doc becomes the #1 SP & Rios becomes the #1 OF

  295. CK in LA July 29th, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    Halladay is pitching a beauty in Seattle right now. His price is going up …….

  296. SJ44 July 29th, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    At this point, the Yankees shouldn’t have to put Hughes or Joba in a Doc deal because the Lee deal changes the landscape.

    If Boston doesn’t include Bard in a deal, and they have said he’s off limits, its pretty tough for Toronto to send him to Boston.

    Toronto holding onto Halladay kills them in the winter because baseball business this winter could be ugly from a financial standpoint. That will make it even tougher to move him for anything of value. That however, is their problem.

    In the end, the Yankees can hold firm and if JP doesn’t like their offer, move onto other opportunities with other teams.

  297. Betsy July 29th, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    Cash’s big move, lol
    I’m not familiar with Duke, but I know he’s young and has some talent; why would the Bucs trade him?

  298. m July 29th, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    Scouting report on Jason Hirsch?

  299. The Curious Case of Joba Chamberlain July 29th, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    Rebecca lets hope that isn’t the one trade the Yanks make.

  300. Rishi July 29th, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    sorry – been in meetings all week, just checking in – can someone share the details of the Lee deal?

  301. CaptainsCorner July 29th, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    Kay is an idiot. He said he thinks the Yanks would trade Hughes for Halladay but they wouldn’t want to trade Montero. Then he says how can you stop yourself from getting Doc because you wouldn’t want to trade a 19 year old? Umm..yeah he would be a great GM trading by age not talent. It is obvious he says things on the radio just to get people to listen. How stupid…

  302. Betsy July 29th, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    Gayle, what did Kay say? Was my guess right? LOL

  303. Jerkface July 29th, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    Hirsh is terrible, I hope we gave up the fringiest of fringe prospects for him. I’m surprised we couldn’t find a filler starter like him in the independent leagues

  304. CK in LA July 29th, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    Betsy July 29th, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    Cash’s big move, lol
    I’m not familiar with Duke, but I know he’s young and has some talent; why would the Bucs trade him?
    _____________

    Apparently, because he gets a paycheck.

  305. The Curious Case of Joba Chamberlain July 29th, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    Betsy for the same reason the Bucs trade everyone else so that they can re tool the system.

  306. Betsy July 29th, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    Captain’s Corner, I’ve heard that too, that the Jays love Hughes. I really just hope Doc stays put at this point.

  307. Jerkface July 29th, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    Scouting report on Jason Hirsch?

    Plus-Plus tallness
    Poor command
    Ability to breathe in thin air
    because we called within the last 15 minutes, includes free humidor for NYS

  308. The Phranchise July 29th, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    Duke or Duscherer would be smart moves, sorry for the spelling. They may need two guys this year. Duke I believe they would control past this year as they will need another starter and Duscherer could be resigned for the pen, as a starter or just let him walk after this year. Just like the OF the Yankees will have an issue with the rotation again. Andy looks just about done so I wouldn’t bring him back. And Hughes will have his limited innings. They will be thin with guys to help from the minors with so many guys not developing this year where they should have or getting hurt.

  309. CB July 29th, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    “Scouting report on Jason Hirsch?”

    The yankees are desperate for starters at Scranton. They keep having bull pen arms make spot starts.

    I don’t know anything about hirsch but he seems like a AAA org guy to fill in some innings.

  310. PittsburghYankeeFan July 29th, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    SJ

    No frustration here as a Pirates fan. I’ve been a Yankee fan for 35 years since growing up in CT. Here in the Burgh we have the Stillers and the Pens for now to keep everyone happy.

    Littlefield screwed the team, and it takes time to restock the minors. PNC is a great place to see a game, and I hope to see your nephew there sooner than later.

    The Nuttings have another few years to decide to spend money on the club before the fanbase totally turns on them. At that point, they may sell to Mark Cuban (who grew up in Mt. Lebanon, a suburb of Pittsburgh–I used to take care of his uncle).

  311. vinny-b (keep Montero) July 29th, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    “WTH?! what did we solve there? You traded a SP for SP same crap! Joba SP goes into BP Doc is really traded for Joba while Hughes is sent to Toronto. Nothing changes here, and Hughes looks like 96? Mo so what the….I wish I could punch him. Srsly”

    yes. I had to turn him off today, after the first 30 minutes. In general, he places zero value on youth. Is open to trading Montero etc. He is trying to tell Yankee fans, what Yankee fans want. Yankee fans don’t want to repeat 2002-2007. Kay is out of touch with the fanbase

  312. gayle July 29th, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    Betsy I am not listening to the show just based on comments I read here and past listening experiences with him lol.

  313. Steely July 29th, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    Quite frankly Hughes has had a few good months, Halliday has had several great years. There is a big difference in prospects potential and what they eventually become. I like Hughes, I like everything about him, but if the Yanks can get Halliday for him I`d go for it, and if Boston gets Halliday, all the CC Burnett and Tex $$$$ goes to waste because the Yanks won`t catch them. Those falling in love with potential minor leaguers, blue chip cant miss prospects should really root for other teams, teams that rely on youth to build their team. Root for Minnesota as the Yanks need to use their resources

  314. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Montero Fanaticus Primus July 29th, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    Hirsh is likely just an arm for Scranton. Their rotation is overstretched as is.

  315. Jerkface July 29th, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    Halladay is pitching a beauty in Seattle right now. His price is going up …….

    There is no way for his price to get higher. Pitching well doesn’t increase Halladays price because he is already viewed as the best pitcher ever. Infact, getting another start decreases his value as its one less he’d make for the team that trades for him.

  316. Tom in N.J. July 29th, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    Bret, I thought the same thing about Ryan Doumit. He can catch, play rightfeild or first. Plus, he’s a switch-hitter with some pop. If they intend on maing the D.H. spot a rotating one, then getting a guy like Ryan Doumit would be a huge plus.

  317. RMEL July 29th, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    Bucs would deal him cause he is due for a raise this offseason and should make around 5 million he is 2 years away from FA… I would think a package of Z-Mac, Robertson and Bliech could get it done

  318. Phil July 29th, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    Yanks traded for RHP Jason Hirsh, I don’t know what they gave up yet.

  319. Betsy July 29th, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    Brandon, thanks!

    Kay is getting what HE wants confused with what the Yankees want. I am absolutely sure that the Yankees will not trade Phil……..and so what if he doesn’t become Doc? What are the odds that Joba will become him or Bucholz or ANY PITCHER? Phil doesn’t have to become Doc – the fact is, he’s a highly talented pitcher with great makeup. He could easily be a top flight pitcher for a long time and if he does, that’s great. How many Halladays are out there? Not CC, not Beckett, not anyone…….it doesn’t mean they aren’t terrific pitchers.

  320. SJ44 July 29th, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    CB,

    From Tony’s perspective, and really the perspective of any of the kids who are legit prospects in A Ball, what the Pirates are doing is actually good for them.

    It makes them see a finish line to getting to the big leagues.

    Its pretty clear this management team wants the guys they have drafted to make it and show they know what they are doing.

    That means kids like Marte, Tony, Pedro, Grossman, Owens, etc, will get the most personal attention from all of the coaches, from the roving instructors on down.

    They also will be promoted aggressively if they show the ability to handle it.

    Once you get to the big club? That’s a different deal.

    At that point, you know you will probably get traded once you start making big money.

    However, kids like Tony and the other guys in A Ball would kill to be in that position because it would mean they are quality major league players.

  321. Trevor July 29th, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    What would it take to get Zack Duke?

  322. Uncle Ellsworth (turn off your mind relax and float downstream) July 29th, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    Jason Hirsh

    Reega! Oh that’s Judd Hirsh sorry

  323. RayVT July 29th, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    For those of you who wanted Cash to take Cliff Lee I ask do you think that would have forced the RSox to take Halladay? Sometimes things aren’t as obvious as they seem. Perhaps the Indians are thinking if we trade Lee to an AL team we will have to beat them to get to the WS. Indians have a reat minor league system just like the Blue Jays, so they are trying to fill specific roles more that certain talent. The Jays want a SP & a SS. The Indians need SP as well. If the Indians were willing to wait until tomorrow, then Lee might have been in play for the Yankees but I doubt it. Now it is up to the Blue Jays to accept the Dodgers bid or Yankees IMO. I believe the RSox will get VMart. Yanks get Rios & Halladay.

  324. Betsy July 29th, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    How is Doc’s price getting higher? Teams don’t know how good he is without him pitching well against the Ms?

  325. Bronx Jeers July 29th, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    Sterling Marte?

    There’s a name the Yankees really need to stear clear of.

  326. jpb1973 July 29th, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    UPDATE, 5:22 p.m.: Yankees obtained RHP Jason Hirsch from Colorado for a PTBNL. He was sent to AAA.

    —————————————————–

    Does this mean that the market for Kei Igawa is heating up?

    :)

  327. m1kew July 29th, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    Jacob Hirsh??? now a Yankee??? does anyone know why?

  328. m July 29th, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    Thanks, guys.

    Rowland-Smith is the one throwing the no-hitter.

  329. Duke July 29th, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    3.50 ERA in the NL translates to maybe 4.5 to 5.0 in AL

  330. Jerkface July 29th, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    the PTBNL will be Jason Hirsch

  331. Dr. Cox July 29th, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    Hey Pete:

    Nice song choice. Who are you Vinnie Chase as he’s staring out the Window reminiscing about his time with Ari???

  332. vinny-b (keep Montero) July 29th, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    “Yanks traded for RHP Jason Hirsh”

    Jason Hirsh from Taxi ?

  333. stuart a July 29th, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    halladay is great that is not up for debate.

    hughes is 23 how was Doc at 23? philliy got lee much cheaper then halladays asking price… lee is not as good but is younger and cheaper….

    montero is not rich gerren or some other prospect.. Montero is the best hitting prospect in the minors, comprehend that?? he is 19, he is not hensley meulens or ruben rivera…..teams are more accurate in pegging stars then they use to be…..

  334. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! BOSTON 8 NEW YORK 0 = 1st PLACE NYY July 29th, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    “the PTBNL will be Jason Hirsch”

    he’s an arm for AAA, we are putting BP arms into the starting rotation there the last few games, now we can put some back to thier spots.

  335. stuart a July 29th, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    they got hirsch because he is slightly better then kei igawa and yanks need just in case guys……

    pettitte get’s hurt they are screwed…..

  336. CB July 29th, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    SJ,

    That makes a lot of sense. It’s true – when a new regime comes in they are going to be highly invested in the people they bring on board (true of any kind of business…).

    So I could see how the franchise would be hyper-invested in Tony doing well and doing well quickly. More than even a usual first round pick was invested in.

    It’s good to see him doing so well.

  337. The Phranchise July 29th, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    I am a huge Hughes fan, but for Halladay if he was the centerpiece you have to make that move as long as Joba and Montero are definitely not in the package too. What are the Sox offering? Bucholz who after his recent callup hasn’t shown much. Then they don’t want to move their better chips and toss in Bowden and maybe someone else. Why would the Jays do that, but require Joba and Hughes plus more. Makes zero sense. The Sox rightfully don’t want to give up too much as their minor league talent is getting thinner and lower A ball guys. You trade them away and they are in trouble. Remember Beckett is FA in two years, Paps soon, VTek will be done, Ortiz, Bay may take a hike, they will have a lot to figure out going forward.

  338. RMEL July 29th, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    What would it take to get Zack Duke?

    I would think a package of Z-Mac, Robertson and Bliech could get it done

  339. joeman July 29th, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    I’m all with Halladay & Rios coming this way

  340. jpb1973 July 29th, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    The yankees are desperate for starters at Scranton. They keep having bull pen arms make spot starts.

    —————————————————–

    Yeah you’re right. In Scranton they only have two starters…Kei Igawa and Josh Towers. Supposedly the mantra there is, “Igawa and Towers and pray for showers”.:)

  341. Jerkface July 29th, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    “the PTBNL will be Jason Hirsch”

    he’s an arm for AAA, we are putting BP arms into the starting rotation there the last few games, now we can put some back to thier spots.

    I’m saying that at the end of the season, when the PTBNL is named, it will be Jason Hirsch.

  342. Yanks Fan July 29th, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    Hirsh was a pretty big prospect for the Astros a couple of years back. I am pretty sure he has had some arm trouble. He was part of the deal that sent Jason Jennings to the Astros.

  343. William Buckner July 29th, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    Judd Hirsch!!!

    I love Taxi!!!

  344. Dr. Cox July 29th, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    “he’s an arm for AAA, we are putting BP arms into the starting rotation there the last few games, now we can put some back to thier spots.”

    Brandon,

    So youre saying we picked him up just to play for our Triple AAA team?

  345. dontfirecash July 29th, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    Hirsch was actually a fairly highly thought of prospect at one time IIRC. He was traded from the Astros to the Rockies for Jason Jennings a few years ago.

  346. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! BOSTON 8 NEW YORK 0 = 1st PLACE NYY July 29th, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    3…Igawa, Towers, Nova…then pray for rain.

  347. joeman July 29th, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    maybe the PTBNL is Mirte

  348. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! BOSTON 8 NEW YORK 0 = 1st PLACE NYY July 29th, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    “Brandon,

    So youre saying we picked him up just to play for our Triple AAA team?”

    Yes.

  349. Jerkface July 29th, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    maybe the PTBNL is Mirte

    Mitre is more valuable than Hirsh. Not likely.

  350. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! BOSTON 8 NEW YORK 0 = 1st PLACE NYY July 29th, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    “maybe the PTBNL is Mirte”

    nope.

  351. vinny-b (keep Montero) July 29th, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    BREAKING NEWS:

    “Ricciardi tells MLB.com’s Jordan Bastian that he probably won’t deal Halladay to the Phillies now that they have Cliff Lee.”

  352. joeman July 29th, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    Hirsch has had arm troubles & was off the Rocks 40 man roster

  353. jpb1973 July 29th, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    I’m saying that at the end of the season, when the PTBNL is named, it will be Jason Hirsch.

    —————————————————-

    Probably Kei Igawa as PTBNL…Scranton is too shorthanded to allow us to deliver Igawa now.

  354. Phil July 29th, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    Major prospects aren’t getting traded. If Toronto wants to deeal Halladay, they’re gonna have to take what they can get, and it’s not gonna be Hughes, Joba or Montero.

  355. joeman July 29th, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    17 hits in 10 innings against Balt & the A’s I would keep Mirte also…NOT!!!!!

  356. jpb1973 July 29th, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    3…Igawa, Towers, Nova…then pray for rain.

    ——————————————–

    Oh you’re right…I forgot about Nova. Is it possible that acquiring Hirsch frees up Nova for a trade?

  357. joeman July 29th, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    BREAKING NEWS:

    “Ricciardi tells MLB.com’s Jordan Bastian that he probably won’t deal Halladay to the Phillies now that they have Cliff Lee.”

    ————————————-

    no kidding

  358. Dr. Cox July 29th, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    Brandon,

    AND you’re saying that the PTBNL is Jason Hirsch???

  359. Jerkface July 29th, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    Nova for Duke, str8 up

  360. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! BOSTON 8 NEW YORK 0 = 1st PLACE NYY July 29th, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    “Oh you’re right…I forgot about Nova. Is it possible that acquiring Hirsch frees up Nova for a trade?”

    doubt it, unless they are landing Duke or Washy.

  361. Irish Johnny July 29th, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    Bobcat-

    Is the Hirsch trade what you where talking about?

  362. Jerkface July 29th, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    AND you’re saying that the PTBNL is Jason Hirsch???

    *I’m* saying that. Because it has happened before and it would be funny and Hirsch sucks. We aren’t trading anything good for him at any rate

  363. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! BOSTON 8 NEW YORK 0 = 1st PLACE NYY July 29th, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    “Brandon,

    AND you’re saying that the PTBNL is Jason Hirsch???”

    huh?

  364. Bret the Hitman July 29th, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    Maybe blockbuster deal for Ryan Doumit + Zach Duke? The Yankees have plenty of pitching prospects to satisfy the Pirates lack of arms in the high minors – guys even better than Ohlendorf and Karstens.

  365. jpb1973 July 29th, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    “Oh you’re right…I forgot about Nova. Is it possible that acquiring Hirsch frees up Nova for a trade?”

    doubt it, unless they are landing Duke or Washy.

    —————————————————

    Maybe but I was thinking they could use him as a part of a package…maybe Nova and 2 or 3 other prospects go for a bigger fish than Duke or Washburn.

  366. Dr. Cox July 29th, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    Nevermind Brandon, I got mixed up.

  367. Tom in N.J. July 29th, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    “UPDATE, 5:38 p.m.: Don’t expect to see Damaso Marte any time soon, if at all. He was topping out at 88 last night and gave up two jacks.

    With Chicago starting three LHPs in the next series, Joe Girardi hinted they could want a right-handed bat for the roster. Shelley Duncan?”

  368. longtime July 29th, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    Rebecca–Optimist Prime–Montero Fanaticus Primus
    July 29th, 2009 at 5:11 pm
    longtime:

    I am impressed! Not one of my favorites, though. I prefer Adam Lay Ibounden, Gaudete and Salva Nos

    Erthe upon Erthe is great ( i think i spelled it right)I have a wide varity of taste when it comes to music, i feel there’s a time and place to enjoy all kinds

  369. Patrick the Prospect Hugger July 29th, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    Duncan? Screw that, I want Jackson.

    The Yanks need another CF.

    Can you imagine the corner OF defense if Duncan is added to the roster? Swisher, Damon, Duncan, Hinske. And that’s going from best defense to worst!

    I see no reason why the Yanks would want to call up a corner OF. Our CF is injured, not a corner OF.

  370. joeman July 29th, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    Zack Duke…no thanks they can keep him,don’t waste time on losers

  371. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Montero Fanaticus Primus July 29th, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    longtime: That’s another good one, but I don’t have that one, for whatever reason.

  372. Frustrated K July 29th, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    You know what is ridiculous about those whole Halladay thing? How JP keeps saying he needs to be “blown away” by a Halladay trade. This is really saying that Halladay isn’t so much on the market, as it is saying that he can be convinced to trade Halladay, but barely.

    How could Halladay’s value to another team be greater than right now? It can’t be. This is Halladay’s most valuable point in his career, a mid season difference maker with a year left on his contract. Teams want to make a trade, but the asking price is way too high. But Halladay’s value is going to decrease in the winter. JP is going to find himself settling just like the Mets had to with Santana.

    They are not looking for a “fair trade,” they’re looking to take a whole team’s farm system for the best pitcher in baseball. in today’s baseball world that is not realistic – especially when teams are trying to keep their ROI cheap.

    I doubt Halladay will be traded and I think the Jays will regret it, or maybe I’m just biased.

  373. Duddy Kravitz July 29th, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    GO CASHMAN!!!

    WE GOT HIRSCH!!!

    TAKE THAT THEO!!!!

  374. AMS223 July 29th, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    against gavin floyd and josh danks
    Slam Duncan is 2-2 with 2hrs and 3rbis with 1 BB

  375. m July 29th, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    Patrick,

    Because Damon needs rest more than Cabrera. And because Swish sucks as an outfielder.

  376. Peter Abraham July 29th, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    I’m begging you people, stop over-evaluating Jason Hirsh. They badly needed a starter at AAA to keep them from using the bullpen once a week. That’s it. It’s not a precursor to anything.

  377. Steely July 29th, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    If Red sox dont make a move for Roy- no harm. but if they Yanks need to make the move

  378. Jerkface July 29th, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    Halladay just gave up a HR to Jose Lopez. Trade value plummeting.

  379. Ham Fighters July 29th, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    they need another CF! melky backs up either corner OF but right now, swisher is our b/u CF. and nobody wants to see that…

  380. Phil July 29th, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    Halladay’s price has been dropping all day.

  381. joeman July 29th, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    the Yankees need a OFer along with a SP, the way this team OF is now and even with Gardner back will cost them big time in a big game…Halladay and Rios

  382. Bobcat July 29th, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    “Bobcat-
    Is the Hirsch trade what you where talking about?”

    The first of several moves. The dominoes are falling. Front offices are stepping up. And judgement Day is at hand. Now is the time to believe only half of what you read, and divide what you hear and see by an additonal half. Nothing is what it seems. But very shortly all will be revealed.

  383. Patrick the Prospect Hugger July 29th, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    “Because Damon needs rest more than Cabrera. And because Swish sucks as an outfielder.”

    Damon plays more often than Cabrera should. Swisher is a better OF than Duncan.

    Even if Damon needs a rest more what would you rather have happen. Here are your options:

    Bench Damon, play Duncan in LF.
    Bench Damon, play Swisher in LF, Hinske in RF.
    Bench Damon, play Swisher in LF, Duncan in RF.

    In all of those scenarios you have CRAP defense in the corners.

    How about call up Jackson and when you need to bench Damon, Jackson plays LF. And when Melky needs a day (he is not a fulltime player and we all know it) Jackson can play CF.

    Jackson is clearly, without a doubt, the best choice to call up.

  384. Bret the Hitman July 29th, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    Let me get this straight.

    If Joba pitches a gem tonight, he’s untouchable.

    If he bombs, he’s not worth anything on the trade market.

    Sound fair?

  385. randy l. July 29th, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    no way jerkface

    we need jose lopez!!!

  386. stuart a July 29th, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    they need to bring up a CF. presently the outfield is slow and unathletic, they miss GGBG…………

    Bring up Ajax for 4 games how will that retard his long term development? It won’t….

  387. beefy July 29th, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    I really think we might be able to pry Javier Vasquez from the Braves. It was rumored he was available about two weeks ago and the Braves have more arms than they know what to do with. Z-Mac plus a bat and a reliever gets it done.

  388. eric July 29th, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    call jp-
    here is the deal: hughes and swisher for doc and rios
    u guys do it?

  389. almost there July 29th, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    didnt jason hirsh win an oscar?

  390. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Montero Fanaticus Primus July 29th, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    You know, reading this thread, you’d never know the Yanks had the best record in the AL…

  391. Rich James July 29th, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    So now a reliever can’t pitch if he’s only throwing 88mph, pete?? come on now you know better

  392. GreenBeret7 July 29th, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    Hirsh was Houston’s 2nd round pick in the 2003 draft, but, hasn’t don’t anything above sea level. He was part of a deal that sent Jason Jennings to Houston for Willie Taveras and Taylor Buchholz in ’06.

  393. Jerkface July 29th, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    call jp-
    here is the deal: hughes and swisher for doc and rios
    u guys do it?

    No, it would also never happen

  394. Uncle Ellsworth (turn off your mind relax and float downstream) July 29th, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    almost there
    July 29th, 2009 at 5:55 pm
    didnt jason hirsh win an oscar?

    Ordinary People

    He was also good in “Into the Wild” but he looked much younger – odd

  395. almost there July 29th, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    also, the yankees are playing great baseball, and there is great chemistry on this team, bringing ajax up, even to spend a week mostly on the bench, would be a great thing for him. so he can go back to scranton and make his push to get back to broadway.

    i dont understand the reluctance…

  396. tom July 29th, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    where have you been bobcat?
    or should i call you cashmoney

  397. Robbykid July 29th, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    here is the deal: hughes and swisher for doc and rios
    u guys do it?

    Well lets see: Doc is better than Hughes, and Rios is better than Swisher….not even close….

  398. (Ohio) Bobcat July 29th, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    Bow down to my 13th consecutive Top Ten Showing in the Princeton Review Top Party Schools!!!

  399. Mel Kiper Jr July 29th, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    almost there
    July 29th, 2009 at 5:55 pm
    didnt jason hirsh win an oscar?
    ———————————————–
    Jason Hirsch, 3 tool player, great motor, bench presses 250, 34″ vertical jump, 4.55 40, 18th best at his position in the draft, projected 2-3 rounder.

    Oops, wrong sport, never mind…

  400. Ed in PR July 29th, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    Wish you a speedy recovery CMW! Torn rotator cuff, damn…

  401. JT July 29th, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    Ha, nobody claimed Tomko. I said that would happen. Now he’s out of a job. If he hadn’t run his mouth about the team not giving him much a shot and accepted a minor league assignment, he’d be taking that turn in Scranton’s rotation, ready to be called up when/if the Yankees need more help in the majors. Turns out nobody wants to give him a shot. Guy has got to realize his career is fading out.

  402. joeman July 29th, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    # Rebecca–Optimist Prime–Montero Fanaticus Primus July 29th, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    You know, reading this thread, you’d never know the Yanks had the best record in the AL…
    ————————————————

    I think it’s more about getting this team to win in the playoffs, and players mention will make both jobs easier…the goal the WS

  403. Dr. Cox July 29th, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    Rebecca:

    Comes along with the territory.

  404. Mark H July 29th, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    I will be the jinx Ryan Rowland Smith no hitter through 6 for the Mariners, has not walked anyone, but hit Kevin Millar.

  405. phillip the third July 29th, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    “almost there
    July 29th, 2009 at 5:55 pm
    didnt jason hirsh win an oscar?”

    yeah and he was on taxi with that wierd busboy

  406. Patrick the Prospect Hugger July 29th, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    “here is the deal: hughes and swisher for doc and rios
    u guys do it?”

    Nope

  407. CaptainsCorner July 29th, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    I really don’t think the Jays ever really considered trading him. What they are asking for is a joke. 2 top pitchers and 1 or 2 top positon players. In this day and age teams will not get rid of their top 5 prospects for one player. If they got Hughes or Joba you would think they would be happy but they can’t really think they would get both. JP isn’t thinking in the real world…

  408. Mel Kiper Jr July 29th, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    The likelihood of the Yankees getting Halladay is about as much as the chances of Nick Swisher winning a Gold Glove Award for outstanding play in right field. The Jays are probably asking the moon, sun, and stars from both the Yankees and Sox hoping one of them will blink. Ricciardi isn’t exactly the brightest bulb in the box and with the ownership issues they will most likely do nothing rather than make a deal for less than perceived value. At the end of the day they can keep Doc and get two compensation picks for him at the end of 2010 or trade him at the deadline next year when it’s easier to justify a lesser package than now to the fans.

  409. JT July 29th, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    It would seem that bringing up A-Jax and working him in a bit until Gardner comes back, might be worthwhile. He would provide all of those things that Girardi noted they are missing without Gardner. It’s probably too soon for A-Jax, but it could be a good time to get him a taste. I mean, Gardner is only out for a month right? I say bring up Jackson, put him in the same role as Gardner and see what happens. His defense and pinch running skills would be appreciated for a month fill-in.

    That said, I see the merit in Shelley Duncan as well. I just cringe at watching that outfield for a month. And that still leaves us without that pesky speed guy.

  410. vinny-b July 29th, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    ok. You’re not going to believe this,

    Steve Phillips via SC at 6:02, is mentioning Philadelphia didn’t have to surrender any of the top 4 propsects Toronto demanded, in the Cliff Lee deal. He is now advocating Philadelpia to make a second trade for Roy Halladay.

    no joke.

  411. MG July 29th, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    what’s the chance that Joba throws another beauty tonight? In my mind, that would be the most significant event of the season and could cause the Yankees to just stand pat except for maybe a bullpen addition.

  412. Rich James July 29th, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    i always wondered what Mel Kiper Jr did post NFL draft….now we know.

  413. joeman July 29th, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    just what Phil needs C Lee and Doc.

  414. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Montero Fanaticus Primus July 29th, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    vinny b: Why not?

    They still have the prospects to get it done.

  415. jpb1973 July 29th, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    just what Phil needs C Lee and Doc.

    ——————————————–

    And Pedro too!

  416. Joe Monte July 29th, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    Who will get removed from the 40 man roster when the Yanks call up an OF?

    Christian Garcia, Kevin Cash, Wang?

  417. L to the 2nd July 29th, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    Vinny – in a sick, twisted way that actually makes sense.

  418. Joe Monte July 29th, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    Nady?

  419. Wangawa July 29th, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    jason hirsh = yankees savior

  420. Jerkface July 29th, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    Since the Phillies already won the WS, and are clearly the second best team in the NL, I would definitely go for broke if I were Amaro.

    Plus thats like a fantasy land type maneuver. Trade for Cliff Lee then turn around and get Roy Halladay.

    Give up Happ, Drabek, whoever for Doc.

    Try and win the WS this year and then next year. You’d be a legendary GM

  421. Phil July 29th, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    That got Lee done cause they like the prospects they kept. Steve Phillips has soup for brains and thinks prospects are all for trading.

  422. joeman July 29th, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    MG July 29th, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    what’s the chance that Joba throws another beauty tonight? In my mind, that would be the most significant event of the season and could cause the Yankees to just stand pat except for maybe a bullpen addition.
    ——————————————–
    even though he’s been pitching a lot better my gut says he struggles tonight, the top two guys in the order will be the key…keep them off the base

  423. michelle b. in the ghetto's of oakland July 29th, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    ryan rowland smith no hitter broken up

  424. Dan July 29th, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    Hello all from the Trop Phil Hughes and Brian Bruney nearly collided in center field trying to catch a ball. That is just what Bruney wanted.

  425. Joe Monte July 29th, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    The Yanks should bring up Austin Jackson. How can support an outfield of Duncan and Swisher/Hinske in the corner OF spots?

  426. vinny-b July 29th, 2009 at 6:14 pm

    “vinny b: Why not?
    They still have the prospects to get it done”

    1) The current team they have (with Lee) is the favorite to win the NL

    2) completely empty out your farm system, for 2 pitchers. One of which is 32 and will be walking away in 1 1/2 years.

    i’ll pass.

  427. You Know Who July 29th, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    Something tells me Joba is due for a bad outing :(

  428. vinny-b July 29th, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    4:39pm: Bill Shaikin and Mike DiGiovanna of the LA Times report that the Dodgers have discussed softening their stance on Chad Billingsley and would consider making him available in a trade, but they’re still not expected to do so

  429. vinny-b July 29th, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    per Halladay

  430. Ed - almost to my quarter century life July 29th, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    Yankees prospect on Yanks pregame now.

  431. Peter Abraham July 29th, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    If you make up trade “news” you will be banned. Feel free to share what you hear but only with attribution.

    I have zero tolerance for idiocy at this point.

  432. Duddy Kravitz July 29th, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    Bobcat July 29th, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    “Bobcat-
    Is the Hirsch trade what you where talking about?”

    The first of several moves. The dominoes are falling. Front offices are stepping up. And judgement Day is at hand. Now is the time to believe only half of what you read, and divide what you hear and see by an additonal half. Nothing is what it seems. But very shortly all will be revealed.

    ——————

    And, Bobcat has returned to us after his long long acid trip

    Turn off your mind, relax and float downstream. Living is easy with eyes closed. Misunderstanding all you see. Look into a glass onion and trade Roy Hallady for a crab-a-locker fishwife, or as we call him Kei Igawa.

  433. Ed - almost to my quarter century life July 29th, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    Pete, I wasn’t making it up. I just wrote what I saw on tv. I’m sorry then.

  434. Jim Pir-one July 29th, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    Brett Tomko was released. My day is that much better.

    But of course, we could not unload a useless bum for Chris Duncan or Brian Anderson.

    My day is back to bad again :)

  435. Irish Johnny July 29th, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    Bobcat-

    Are you blogging from a darken parking garage, while smoking a cigarette?

  436. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Montero Fanaticus Primus July 29th, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    Only in NJ, folks, only in NJ

    http://www.nba.com/nets/video/.....index.html

  437. vinny-b July 29th, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    for those wanting to trade Montero, i hope you heard Patrick Teale (Pinstripe Plus) on the YES pre-game discussing the player which is Jesus Montero

  438. SoCalYankeeFan July 29th, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    So what’s the deal with Marte? Don’t the Yankees have to bring him up within a certain timeframe after he starts rehabbing?

    Somebody?

    SoCalYankeeFan 8)

  439. Jeter2007 July 29th, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    ditto. tomko could have started in aaa, then who knows… teaches you to run your mouth after posting 5+ era in 20+ inn.

  440. stuart a July 29th, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    trading billingsley for halladay does the dodgers little good. who is there 3rd starter or 4th starter? yes halladay is better then billingsley he also is 8 yrs older, more expensive and only 1 pitcher…

    that is why trading halladay for present rotation starters for the yanks or dodgers makes no sense.. if they had addtl. prospects who could step in now that is another story… if wang was not hurt , yes but he is hurt…………

  441. Jeter2007 July 29th, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    *not* to run your mouth

  442. stuart a July 29th, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    what did patrick teale say?? from what I read montero is a once in a 40 year prospect, is that about right?

  443. joeman July 29th, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    don’t know if I can take a Marte & Mirte

  444. Yankee Trader July 29th, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    Halladay pitching a gem against the Mariners, an 11 hit 6 inning effort, now losing 3-2.

    Just say no to those scalpers who want Joba, Hughes, Montero.

  445. Jim Pir-one July 29th, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    I cant believe Tomko talked smack. Again, another loser who leaves our team and insults us.

    But the Red Sox dump just about anybody and they all leave with their tails between their legs and singing the Red Sox praises.

    Mark Kotsay and Julio Lugo, why dont you talk about how the Sox are the greatest organization in the history of baseball, and that’s why they’re winners year in and year out, and by that, I mean 2 times in 90 years.

  446. tex's friend July 29th, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    ask seattle what they want for washburn AND ichiro.

    he can play cf, and the other fixes the 5th pitcher.

    seattle isnt exactly the master of trades. cash can run circles around them.

  447. BBB July 29th, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    “that is why trading halladay for present rotation starters for the yanks or dodgers makes no sense.. if they had addtl. prospects who could step in now that is another story… if wang was not hurt , yes but he is hurt…………”

    wow Stuart, what did wang do that make you hate him so much?

  448. Jeter2007 July 29th, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    we should wait until august to find a waiver wire 4/5 starter
    i dont believe the hype in washburn… he benefits from a large park, and great of defense… he’s just finally realizing all this

  449. tex's friend July 29th, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    yankees do not need halladay. 2nd best record in baseball and boston is running scared, trade after trade. why mess around?

    last year they were three back of tampa when they got pudge, and it went downhill from there.

  450. vinny-b July 29th, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    “that is why trading halladay for present rotation starters for the yanks or dodgers makes no sense”

    from the Yankees prespective, i don’t subscribe to this.

    now that Joba is coming off 2 good starts in a row, suddenly he’s reliable. Interesting. Then factor in his innings limit, and injury history.

    in other words, Joba and Roy Halladay are not interchangeable. One’s performance and turn in the rotation is an automatic. The other is not

    that said, hopefully Halladay stays in Toronto. I prefer to keep our players.

  451. joeman July 29th, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    anyone ever see Montero catch, just wondering from what I read he has very slow foot work

  452. yoga instructor July 29th, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    bobcat-
    release the air through the buttocks

  453. Yankee Trader July 29th, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    The Philly deal is not official yet. If Knapp doesn’t pass his physical, sore shoulder and all, Phillies will quickly have to come up with another prospect.

  454. stuart a July 29th, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    wang did nothing wrong i like him i just stated he is hurt. of course he did not get hurt on purpose but he is hurt.

    what i meant is the yanks after Mitre are real thin in the rotation because of the wang injury, hughes and aceves in the pen and jobas inning limits so getting halladay helps but does not help enough especially if they have an injury..

    they need washburn and some depth just in case….

  455. tex's friend July 29th, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    i say just bring igawa up and see how that works, worst case he becomes a second left in the pen, since marte looks to be useless.

  456. Mark-Cant Touch This July 29th, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    tex’s friend July 29th, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    ask seattle what they want for washburn AND ichiro.

    he can play cf, and the other fixes the 5th pitcher.

    seattle isnt exactly the master of trades. cash can run circles around them.
    _______

    Kei Igawa and Kei Igawa’s sunglasses will get it done

  457. Awais July 29th, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    Does a player like Igawa still get all that money, I think 40mil? even if the yankees NEVER call him up again? Or is there like a condition where he actually has to play wit them to get the money?

  458. stuart a July 29th, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    seattle is in denial, not only will they probably not trade washburn but they are adding vets!!!!!

    they are not better then the angels, what is there GM smoking?

    thses in between teams like seattle should sell but they hope to get into the playoffs

  459. tex's friend July 29th, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    i actually feel this is a lost opportunity for ian kennedy. we have the open 5 spot and he had a chance to prove himself again but he has the aneurysm. i really want hughes, kennedy and joba to be out future big three. with cc and aj, that would be saweeeeeeeet.

  460. joeman July 29th, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    Awais July 29th, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    Does a player like Igawa still get all that money, I think 40mil? even if the yankees NEVER call him up again? Or is there like a condition where he actually has to play wit them to get the money?

    ———————————————–

    get all of the Cash..get it

  461. stuart a July 29th, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    igawa gets paid every last penny…

  462. vinny-b (keep Montero) July 29th, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    “what did patrick teale say?? from what I read montero is a once in a 40 year prospect, is that about right?”

    he said, Montero has power to all fields. Not just power, but “light tower power”. He went on to describe at least 5 seprate homeruns in terms of distance, some of which were hit in extreme pitcher’s parks. He basically described a 19 year old Roy Hobbs.

    when asked about Roy Halladay, Patrick described the presence of Montero in the trade as “a steep price”. He said he would actually be more inclined to include Joba or Hughes in the trade, instead of Montero.

  463. pat July 29th, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    “Rumor has it George Steinbrenner is at Tropicana Field for tonight’s Yankees-Rays game.11 minutes ago from web” :smile:

  464. Yankee Trader July 29th, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    Washburn is a flyball pitcher. I’m not too excited about getting him for 2 months, and a Boras client. Could he be on the juice in his FA year to sign his last mega deal?

    We do however, IMO, need a starter, especially with Aceves having shoulder discomfort, and another reliable reliever, because I don’t want to count on Marte, coming back to form.

  465. BBB July 29th, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    how about trading igawa and some B list prospect for Peavy!

  466. L to the 2nd July 29th, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    Man $40m goes a long way in Scranton….

  467. RayVT July 29th, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    Zach Duke would be a good pickup for the Yankees IMO. A young 26 yr (April) lefthanded pitcher in Yankee Stadium is a nice touch. I hope the Yanks get him & I prefer him over Washburn as well.

  468. bru July 29th, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    if kennedy pitches well next year he will get his chance.
    it might not be with us but his time will come if he pitches well.

  469. JT July 29th, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    Joe Monte,

    I think Wang was on the 15-day DL??? I would imagine they could now move him to the 60-day DL, which means he no longer counts against the 40-man (15-day does).

    I believe that is all accurate. Someone correct me if I’m wrong.

  470. Jim Pir-one July 29th, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    L to the 2nd

    LOL

    Do you think he treats some of the players to dinner since he is an enormous waste.

  471. Jim Pir-one July 29th, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    he only gets 5 years 20 million by the way

  472. joeman July 29th, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    RayVT July 29th, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    Zach Duke would be a good pickup for the Yankees IMO. A young 26 yr (April) lefthanded pitcher in Yankee Stadium is a nice touch. I hope the Yanks get him & I prefer him over Washburn as well.

    ————————————————–
    Zack Duke has given uo 862 hits in 731 innings with a 4.2 era in the NL…NO THANKS

  473. ArodMVP217 July 29th, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    what yankee prospect was taking BP/pregame?

  474. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Montero Fanaticus Primus July 29th, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    RT: @Dejan_Kovacevic: Sanchez traded to Giants for Tim Alderson, Class AA pitcher

  475. RayVT July 29th, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    joeman
    July 29th, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    He must not be too bad, he made the NL All-Star team this year and he is only 26 yrs old.

  476. RayVT July 29th, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    joeman
    July 29th, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    He must not be too bad, he made the NL All-Star team this year and he is only 26 yrs old.

  477. tom tresh 15 July 29th, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    GB7

    I received my Roy White book today. Usually not a reader of books but have already read about 50 pages. He was really high on Johnny Sain

  478. Mark-Cant Touch This July 29th, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    RayVT July 29th, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    joeman
    July 29th, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    He must not be too bad, he made the NL All-Star team this year and he is only 26 yrs old.
    ____________

    Being and All-Star from the Pirates not that big of an accomplishment they had to pick someone.

  479. CB July 29th, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    “RT: @Dejan_Kovacevic: Sanchez traded to Giants for Tim Alderson, Class AA pitcher”

    Brian Sabean has once again reverted to clueless. Wow. What an awful trade.

    Alderson is better than any prospect that the Indians got back for Lee.

    That is just remarkable. What a terrible trade.

    Anderson is one of the better pitching prospects in all of baseball and has torn through the minor leagues.

    SJ – Tony’s finally got a real arm to catch.

    What a steal for the Pirates.

  480. Alan July 29th, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    Zach Duke anybody ? The Pirates will listen.

  481. vinny-b (keep Montero) July 29th, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    didn’t know the Geico caveman is a Rays fan. In the stands at the game

  482. Mark-Cant Touch This July 29th, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    anyone know a popular red sox blogs other that ESPN.com

  483. BBB July 29th, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    or maybe trade for Duchscherer. Both peavy and Duchscherer are worth the risk and their price probaby on the low side due to injury.

  484. Awais July 29th, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    anyone know the longest streak a pitcher has without giving up a run? (how many innings?)

  485. SJ44 July 29th, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    Great deal for the Pirates. You make that deal if you are the Pirates and not think twice.

    Rudy Owens and Tim Alderson, a nice LH/RH combo for the future.

  486. dennis-Costanza July 29th, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    Mark-Can’t touch this-

    Son of Sam Horn..

    -dennis

  487. jonathan c. July 29th, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    Can’t wait until the Pirates trade us Alderson in 2013.

  488. CB July 29th, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    SJ,

    I literally can’t believe Huntington pulled that off. That is just unbelievable.

    What is Sabean thinking?

    Score one for Pirate fans. This trade is going to get Huntington a ton of good will and confidence from that fan base.

    All the players the Bucs traded over the past year – Alderson is by far the best.

    He got a better return for Sanchez than he did for McClouth.

  489. GreenBeret7 July 29th, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    Awais
    July 29th, 2009 at 6:59 pm
    anyone know the longest streak a pitcher has without giving up a run? (how many innings?)

    ————————————————————

    Orel Hershiser, 59 innings, 1988.

  490. joeman July 29th, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    I met Roy White back in the very early 70′s at Hialeah Park and he was a really nice guy, saw him two days later at the Bannana Boat and he remembered me which at a young age made me feel good..

  491. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Montero Fanaticus Primus July 29th, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    Tweet of the night:

    mikeaxisa Hey Sabes, it’s Cash. Any interest in Melky for Bumgarner? plskthx

  492. Betsy July 29th, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    CBS Sports’ Danny Knobler says the Yankees have steered their focus toward middle relief help, but too many of their desired names reside in the AL East.

    - mlbtraderumors.com

    Ugh – so we’re going to war (very likely) with this staff? with no depth at all in the minors? Sorry, I hope this is not the case because that would be ridiculous.

  493. vinny-b (keep Montero) July 29th, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    Mark:

    google: sons of sam horn (redsox forum)

  494. ArodMVP217 July 29th, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    andy laroche is pretty good, too!

  495. michelle b. in the ghetto's of oakland July 29th, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    Awais

    In 1988, Dodgers pitcher Orel Hershiser pitched 59 2/3 innings without giving up a run. That is the equivalent of throwing (almost) seven Complete Game Shutouts in a row.

    Read more: http://baseball.suite101.com/a.....z0MgzZHBHn

  496. Awais July 29th, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    thanks for answering my questions!!

    enjoy the game :)

  497. vinny-b (keep Montero) July 29th, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    “Orel Hershiser, 59 innings, 1988″

    epic

  498. carl July 29th, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    Lets go Yankees!

  499. tom tresh 15 July 29th, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    Only in Red Sox nation could someone like Sam Horn be a hero

  500. djsunyc July 29th, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    SJ44 July 29th, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    Great deal for the Pirates. You make that deal if you are the Pirates and not think twice.

    Rudy Owens and Tim Alderson, a nice LH/RH combo for the future.

    ——–

    the question is which team’s future? might as well make them the first universal MLB AAA affiliate.

  501. RMEL July 29th, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    Zach Duke anybody ? The Pirates will listen.

    You bet with Sanchez now traded…im pretty sure they would listen….He would be a nice addition….i know he would have a 4 era in the AL but we would not have to sacrifice the players we would have to give the jays for Doc…He would be a nice innings eater

  502. Betsy July 29th, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    LOL Mad Dog is probably foaming at the mouth at giving up Alderson. I’m not familiar with him, but if he’s that good……

    I’m kind of rooting for the Bucs to make it. I used to root for them against the Braves in the 90′s and I remember (if only very, very, very vaguely) the 1979 “We are Family” team (mostly I remember them because I remember the music, lol). They’ve been so bad, for so long…….and it’s a team with a fantastic history.

  503. NYY626 July 29th, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    wooo go Jete! I like lead-off triples!

  504. GreenBeret7 July 29th, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    Game’s over and Yanks lose. Jeter only has a triple.

  505. carl July 29th, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    That’s how you do it Jete

  506. Trevor July 29th, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    Is that Nick Swisher playing RF for Tampa?

  507. Anthony Murillo July 29th, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    Seems like the Yankees have been hitting a lot more triples lately.

  508. Benny Blanco July 29th, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    George Steinbrenner meeting with yanks = Jeter lead off triple.

  509. Betsy July 29th, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    Mad Dog is probably foaming at the mouth with that trade, lol. If Alderson is that promising………wow.

    I’m rooting for the Bucs to turn it around. I used to root for them in the 90′s against the Braves and I remember (very vaguely as I was only 8 years old) the “We are Family” team….Actually, I remember theme only because of the music, but still …….This is a team with a tremendous history and they’ve been bad for so long.

  510. michelle b. in the ghetto's of oakland July 29th, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    I just returned from a 15 day trip to europe and i noticed two things.

    1. I didnt see one single article of boston red sox paraphernalia.

    2. Everyone and their mother had some sort of Yankees gear. I love it. It just proves that the yankees fan base is far larger than the that of the red sux.

  511. Betsy July 29th, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    Mad Dog is probably foaming at the mouth with that trade, lol. If Alderson is that promising………wow.

  512. RalphieD (OPPC) YES Radar Gun=Terrible July 29th, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    wow i didnt even realize at first he caught that…i thought he was just stupid

  513. Betsy July 29th, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    I’m rooting for the Pirates to turn it around. I used to root for them in the 90′s against the Braves and I remember (very vaguely as I was only 8 years old) the “We are Family” team….Actually, I remember theme only because of the music, but still …….This is a team with a tremendous history and they’ve been bad for so long.

  514. RalphieD (OPPC) YES Radar Gun=Terrible July 29th, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    good job tex!!!

  515. carl July 29th, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    Nice Tex

  516. pat July 29th, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    Sometimes the ball has eyes

  517. Mark-Cant Touch This July 29th, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    There is your run Joba!

  518. Betsy July 29th, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    Ok, I have no idea why my post continues to get blocked. Suffice to say, I’m rooting for the Pirates to turn it around. I used to root for them in the 90′s against the Braves ..and I vaguely remember (as an 8 year old) the 1979 team (mostly I remember them because of the music, lol).

  519. Betsy July 29th, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    Ok, I have no idea why my post continues to get blocked. Suffice to say, I’m rooting for the Pirates to turn it around. I used to root for them in the 90′s against the Braves

  520. Anthony Murillo July 29th, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    A-Rod is in a bad slump

  521. Betsy July 29th, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    I also remember the 1979 team, if only vaguely (I was just 8 years old) because of the “We are Family” thing….

  522. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who truly isn't worried about where Doc ends up July 29th, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    Good job Oakland. Already 1-0. :)

    Just got in from a day at the Cape. So disappointed to learn Cliff Lee went to Philly. Somewhere here last night assured us he was going to the Sux! :lol:

    So the moral of that story for all you worriers is this: today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday (and unnecessarily I might add, and as usual, I might add!)

    Anyway, go Yankees!!!

    Go A’s!!!

  523. NYY626 July 29th, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    Anthony Murillo July 29th, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    A-Rod is in a bad slump
    _________________________________________________________________
    pretty sure he was the only one with a few hits last night

  524. RalphieD (OPPC) YES Radar Gun=Terrible July 29th, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    ehh…arod will make up for it later

    meanwhile in boston it is 1-0 Oak and they have bases loaded 0 outs against penny

  525. carl July 29th, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    Yeah, he just took 2 balls right down the middle. Then he swings at the bad pitch.

  526. Uncle Ellsworth (turn off your mind relax and float downstream) July 29th, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    “Just got in from a day at the Cape.”

    Where did you go?

  527. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who truly isn't worried about where Doc ends up July 29th, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    Holy crapoly. Turn on NESN. The bad Penny had the bases loaded with nobody out! Now 2-0, one out.

    :)

  528. joeman July 29th, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    Anthony Murillo July 29th, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    A-Rod is in a bad slump

    ———————————
    I said that three days ago and peeps jumped down my throat

  529. Vrsce July 29th, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    michelle b. in the ghetto’s of oakland

    The Yankees are a worldwide brand. The Red Sox are a regional brand, which has been bloated by New England based
    ESPN. The Red Sox identity is essentially as a foil for the Yankees. To put it another way, the Yankees could easily exist without the Red Sox. The Red Sox are nothing without the Yankees; and they know it. as does every single bitter little Sox fan

  530. pat July 29th, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    “A-Rod is in a bad slump”

    He was 2-4 last night

  531. big dog July 29th, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    Will someone explain this Joba rule max inning thing to me?

    Dose it mean it thorws x number of innings he is done for the rest of the year?

  532. Benny Blanco July 29th, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    nice play jeter…

  533. carl July 29th, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    Jeter could have did that yesterday

  534. roger(live from amsterdam) July 29th, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    joba is working very fast

  535. joeman July 29th, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    go up to the Cape for two weeks every August, when the weather is nice there’s no better place ( Cape Cod League is fun to watch)when it rains it S?cks

  536. carl July 29th, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    big dog July 29th, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    Will someone explain this Joba rule max inning thing to me?

    Dose it mean it thorws x number of innings he is done for the rest of the year?

    He will move to the bull pen when he reaches

  537. RalphieD (OPPC) YES Radar Gun=Terrible July 29th, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    this tempo is electric i cant keep up lol

  538. djsunyc July 29th, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    i’m just waiting for the day he strikes someone out and rips off his jersey like hulk hogan…

  539. carl July 29th, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    Same with Alex

  540. NYY626 July 29th, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    are Jeter and Alex back to normal tonight? :wink:

  541. big dog July 29th, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    why is so sepicial? I know hes talented but thats ridiciouls

  542. carl July 29th, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    GJ Joba

  543. djsunyc July 29th, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    JOBA IS A STARTING PITCHA!!!

  544. RalphieD (OPPC) YES Radar Gun=Terrible July 29th, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    easssyyy inning

  545. Benny Blanco July 29th, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    Joba has that look in his eye tonight.

  546. Irish Johnny July 29th, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    Hahahhahahahahah – Brad Penny loads the bases AGAIN – hahahhahaahhahah

  547. joeman July 29th, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    pat July 29th, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    “A-Rod is in a bad slump”

    He was 2-4 last night

    —————————
    I believe one of those hits was with two outs and nobody on base….

  548. Anthony Murillo July 29th, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    Chieng-Ming Wang….uh…I mean Joba Chamberlain with three ground ball outs!

  549. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who truly isn't worried about where Doc ends up July 29th, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    Uncle, on my God. We went to Mashpee to New Seaburyport, something like that, and had lunch and then headed to Chatham. We had a wonderfully relaxing day.

    This is OT, but check out the lunch we ended up having (the reason we went – someone had recommended this place. Unbelievable. Scroll down and look at the lobster roll. No exaggeration on the size of it.)

    http://popponessetmarketplace......eries.html

  550. RDM July 29th, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    A Rod LOL

  551. Todd July 29th, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    MLB thoughts…Why doesn’t MLB just dissolve the Pirates franchise????? JP is trying to unload Lyle Overpay, hope he gets stuck with him..

  552. Benny Blanco July 29th, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    joeman
    July 29th, 2009 at 7:23 pm
    pat July 29th, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    “A-Rod is in a bad slump”

    He was 2-4 last night

    —————————
    I believe one of those hits was with two outs and nobody on base….
    ================================
    For the love of god, does alex have to get a hit with risp every time he has a Ab. The scrutiny on Alex’s ab’s are absurd. Leave the guy alone already.

  553. CB July 29th, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    IIRCtThere were games this season where Joba was throwing less than 60% fastballs.

    That was one of the central issues with him during that bad stretch. He just fell in love with his breaking stuff.

    That was the crux of the problems he was having with Posada.

    Last game Joba threw around 70% fastballs.

    That first inning Joba threw 10 pitches. 9 were fastballs.

  554. Doreen July 29th, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    Trisha -

    One of those lobster rolls would feed my family!!!! :lol: Sounds like you had a nice day.

  555. Uncle Ellsworth (turn off your mind relax and float downstream) July 29th, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    Trisha to quote Rachel Ray Yummo!

  556. big dog July 29th, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    Oak 5 BOS 0 hahaahah

  557. Todd July 29th, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    5-0 A’s BAD PENNY!!

  558. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who truly isn't worried about where Doc ends up July 29th, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    “The Yankees are a worldwide brand. The Red Sox are a regional brand, which has been bloated by New England based
    ESPN. The Red Sox identity is essentially as a foil for the Yankees. To put it another way, the Yankees could easily exist without the Red Sox. The Red Sox are nothing without the Yankees; and they know it. as does every single bitter little Sox fan”

    Yavold.

    Joeman, where on the Cape does the CCL play? I’d like to go and catch a game.

  559. Irish Johnny July 29th, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    Big Stein is in the house.

    He looks great

    Plus A’s just hit one off the GREEN MONSTER — CLEARS THE BASES — THREE RUNS SCORE — 5-ZIP A’S IN BOTTOM OF THE FIRST — PENNY STILL IN TROUBLE.

  560. RalphieD (OPPC) YES Radar Gun=Terrible July 29th, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    rajai davis doubles to clear the bases…5-0 A’s

  561. vinny-b (keep Montero) July 29th, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    “Holy crapoly. Turn on NESN. The bad Penny had the bases loaded with nobody out”

    Dione Farris described this in a song, “…like a penny with a hole”. title: Hopeless

  562. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who truly isn't worried about where Doc ends up July 29th, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    Crap, only 5-0 A’s.

    :lol:

    Hey maybe Penny’s depressed because he heard his name bandied about in trade talk and then learned nobody wants him and he will remain stuck in hell!

  563. Todd July 29th, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    33 pitches for Penny

  564. Trevor July 29th, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    Penny is throwing nothing but FBs to a FB hitting team. Doesn’t matter if it’s 97 98 A’s are hitting it.

  565. Todd July 29th, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    34 pitches for Penny

  566. joeman July 29th, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    pat July 29th, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    “A-Rod is in a bad slump”

    He was 2-4 last night
    —————————————–
    since 7/12 he has 7 RBI’s – 2 HRS 10 hits in 50 AB’s & 14 K’s…I say he’s in a slump

  567. Todd July 29th, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    35 and counting

  568. big dog July 29th, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    Rays are the best I seen the Yanks play this year

  569. carl July 29th, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    way to go oakland

  570. Betsy July 29th, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    I’m really happy that George could make it to the game – I’d love the Yankees to win anyway, but especially for George. Remember in years past, a feisty George would berate his team for losing to the Rays…….

  571. Todd July 29th, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    um, 37

  572. Donnie - Will Meet Carl Crawford Under the O'Neill Banner July 29th, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    Garza looks NASTY. We’re lucky we got that run early. Now Joba’s gotta make it stick.

  573. Uncle Ellsworth (turn off your mind relax and float downstream) July 29th, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    Thanks for Sox updates, There is still 8.5 innings left though, right?

  574. trisha - OPPC lifetime member whose new BFF is Rajai Davis July 29th, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    “Dione Farris described this in a song, “…like a penny with a hole”. title: Hopeless”

    :D

    Hey wait a minute! I thought the Suxers had the best rotation in baseball. Did someone on here lie to me again!?!?!

  575. Todd July 29th, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    38 pitches + 5 runs, quite an efficient first inning for Brad

  576. RDM July 29th, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    Posada and Robbie swings at balls inside and almost in the dirt……Thank you so far Oakland. Seriously, A Rod is hardly a threat anymore. How to pitch A Rod….fastball 1st strike…then 2nd curve strike…then 3rd pitch doesn’t matter, it will be a K or GIDP. He just seems like he is playing LA or Boston in the playoffs…lost

  577. Irish Johnny July 29th, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    Penny – 37 pitches in the first.

  578. trisha - OPPC lifetime member whose new BFF is Rajai Davis July 29th, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    “There is still 8.5 innings left though, right?”

    Uncle, Sux just defaulted under the “we’re all sick to our stomachs, can we just call it a game?” rule. Game over.

    :)

  579. Todd July 29th, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    TEX———–the man with the golden glove

  580. RalphieD (OPPC) YES Radar Gun=Terrible July 29th, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    geez damon wth lol…this isnt funny but im laughing

  581. NYY626 July 29th, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    Damon looked stressed out on that one lol

  582. Uncle Ellsworth (turn off your mind relax and float downstream) July 29th, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    “we’re all sick to our stomachs, can we just call it a game?” rule. Game over.

    Bad Lobster Rolls?

  583. joeman July 29th, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    Bourne
    Harwich

    Brewster
    Hyannis

    Chatham
    Orleans

    Cotuit
    Wareham

    Falmouth

    I think this is all of the towns, Yarmouth might be another, I go to the games in Brewster & Chatham

  584. Todd July 29th, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    Johnny Dangerously

  585. m July 29th, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    Need this win. Boston is already down a 5-spot.

  586. Donnie - Will Meet Carl Crawford Under the O'Neill Banner July 29th, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    John Sterling, on the way Johnny played that ball: “He looks like he’s drunk”.

    I LOL’ed.

  587. Todd July 29th, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    Damon looked intoxicated on that one…….

  588. Betsy July 29th, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    Alex is hardly a threat anymore? I must be in the Twilight Zone……

  589. Joekuh - I'll meet your mama under the O'Neill Banner! July 29th, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    nice 3-1 joba

  590. djsunyc July 29th, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    joba is zoning…

  591. NYY626 July 29th, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    Joba’s looking good :grin:

  592. RalphieD (OPPC) YES Radar Gun=Terrible July 29th, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    nice 3-0 comeback…21 pitches!

  593. no.27 July 29th, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    21 pitches through 2 for Joba?

  594. Todd July 29th, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    Pat Burrel was so late on that fastball, the Yankees were already off the field when he swung….

  595. Betsy July 29th, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    This is ridiculous – we need to get a player or two who can play the OF. It really isn’t that hard of a job………

  596. Uncle Ellsworth (turn off your mind relax and float downstream) July 29th, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    My theory is that Yesterday the boys were under the weather due to a “late night” with Alexander’s Rag Time Birthday Band – just a theory

  597. m July 29th, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    Wow. Pat the Bat’s been flat. What a signing.

  598. S.A.--Serenity Now July 29th, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    Nice job so far by the Jobber

  599. djsunyc July 29th, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    this will be somewhat premature but if joba continues like this, he is our #3 postseason starter. if that’s the case, we need to start managing his innings the rest of the year if that’s the case. may have to skip a start here and there.

  600. roger(live from amsterdam) July 29th, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    this working fast thing is paying off

  601. trisha - OPPC lifetime member whose new BFF is Rajai Davis July 29th, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    Doreen and Uncle. They were unbelievable. Doreen, we took the waitress’s advice and only ordered 2 (for 3 of us) and ended up leaving about half of one. Forget the size of them, they were exquisite. I don’t know if I’ve tasted fresher lobster meat!

    It really was a wonderful day. One of those days where you just say “what should we do next” and then go with it. Our only planned event was having lunch at that Raw Bar.

  602. RalphieD (OPPC) YES Radar Gun=Terrible July 29th, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    nice hit swish

  603. Uncle Ellsworth (turn off your mind relax and float downstream) July 29th, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    It really was a wonderful day. One of those days where you just say “what should we do next” and then go with it. Our only planned event was having lunch at that Raw Bar.

    Very Buellerian of you.

  604. CB July 29th, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    “Pat Burrel was so late on that fastball, the Yankees were already off the field when he swung….”

    Joba’s fastball has been overpowering this game – and he’s only sitting 92-94.

    Burrell is a very good fastball hitter. That pitch that he couldn’t catch up to was 94.

    These past 3 games Joba has started doing the same thing Hughes started doing this season – locating his fastball.

    And when Joba locates his fastball he overpowers hitters without needing to throw 98.

    At his best not only is he striking guys out, but he’s a huge ground ball pitcher as hitters don’t get lift off his fastball.

  605. carl July 29th, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    great bunt jete!

  606. trisha - OPPC lifetime member whose new BFF is Rajai Davis July 29th, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    I tend to do best in the Buellerian mode!

  607. djsunyc July 29th, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    jeter continues to amaze me…

  608. RalphieD (OPPC) YES Radar Gun=Terrible July 29th, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    come on johnny do some damage damon!

  609. Donnie - Will Meet Carl Crawford Under the O'Neill Banner July 29th, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    Wow, GREAT bunt by Jeter.

  610. michelle b. in the ghetto's of oakland July 29th, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    nice bunt jetes.

  611. Pat M.... July 29th, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    Did the Giants really trade away Tim Alderson ??? I understand they wanted Sanchez, but man Alderson is a few years away from being an impact pitcher….Wow ????

  612. RalphieD (OPPC) YES Radar Gun=Terrible July 29th, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    johnny hit it hard…cant ask for more…pick him up tex!

  613. djsunyc July 29th, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    come on tex…he’s the 2009 AL MVP…

  614. Uncle Ellsworth (turn off your mind relax and float downstream) July 29th, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    “Life moves pretty fast. You don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”

  615. RDM July 29th, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    Shocking, 2 on, 1 out, 0 runs….

  616. S.A.--Serenity Now July 29th, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    Back to work Jobber

  617. RalphieD (OPPC) YES Radar Gun=Terrible July 29th, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    how often does a 2nd basemen catch a ball out there?…tex just missed that one

  618. Doreen July 29th, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    Trisha -

    Those are special kinds of days. We all need those every once in a while. :)

  619. carl July 29th, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    Brett Anderson sucks

  620. VT Yankeefan the Original July 29th, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    5-3 in the Sox game.

  621. trisha - OPPC lifetime member whose new BFF is Rajai Davis July 29th, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    I have a proposition for those who tend to be more negative than positive during games (you know who you are, I seriously don’t. Well not each person by screenname!)

    Anyway, if you want to sign up for this, we’ll do it. If each of you who want to go for it can go through an entire game on the forum without making one negative or critical or worried comment – in other words, if you can go through the entire game making comments here but not once fall into a negative mode, I will send you a pound of the freshest salt water taffy you’ve ever eaten. But you have to hang here for the whole game and chat with us throughout.

    Just a thought.

    :)

  622. CB July 29th, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    Pat M,

    I was shocked they moved Alderson for Sanchez. What are they thinking? It’s mind boggling. It’s as if they’re saying we have so much young pitching we can make Alderson expendable.

    I’d understand it if they packaged him for an impact power bat – but Sanchez? What is Sabean doing?

  623. ferris July 29th, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    Bueller

  624. Boston Dave 2.0 July 29th, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    good thing the Sox bullpen is well rested after the 11 inning game last night which saw them use their entire arsenal…

    Penny isn’t gonna give them more then 5 innings if he’s lucky

    :)

  625. Boston Dave 2.0 July 29th, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    i want taffy!

  626. carl July 29th, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    The Boss is looking for trade chips :)

  627. Doreen July 29th, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    Michael Kay sounds like the most UNFUN person in the world. Who does not like sloppy joes??????

  628. trisha - OPPC lifetime member whose new BFF is Rajai Davis July 29th, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    Doreen, you absolutely do. But then it is always so nice coming home to your tried and true. This has the makings of the perfect day and night. (Even though the Sux scored three runs back. Thankfully the A’s were smart enough to grab 5 first!)

    ;)

  629. CB July 29th, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    It’s funny now to think back to the winter when Peter Gammons was saying that Brad Penny would be the Sox version of the yanks signing AJ Burnett – of course only as a much more rational, “low risk” move.

    And the rest of the ESPN crew actually thought that assertion was plausible.

  630. michelle b. in the ghetto's of oakland July 29th, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    i’m not usually negative, but i can refrain from being sometimes negative, for some TAFFY. cant get the good stuff out here on the west coast.

  631. Irish Johnny July 29th, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    Looks like Joba doesn’t want to be traded..

  632. carl July 29th, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    Tex baby

  633. RalphieD (OPPC) YES Radar Gun=Terrible July 29th, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    wow tex!

  634. CB July 29th, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    When joba establishes his fastball and pitches off of it that curve ball is deadly.

    Joba just shakes off Posada on a two strike count – Posada called a breaking ball and Joba wanted to go fastball.

    This is terrific stuff to watch. What a difference.

    His pace is so fast right now. He’s just catching and throwing.

  635. NYY626 July 29th, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    I am majorly crushin on Tex right now :grin:

  636. Joekuh - I'll meet your mama under the O'Neill Banner! July 29th, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    good catch tex!!!!!

  637. RS July 29th, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    Tex :)

  638. Todd July 29th, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    TEX=====the man with the golden glove

  639. Donnie - Will Meet Carl Crawford Under the O'Neill Banner July 29th, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    MARK TEIXEIRA IS AN ANIMAL.

  640. djsunyc July 29th, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    who’s better, tex or mother thereaa?

  641. Uncle Ellsworth (turn off your mind relax and float downstream) July 29th, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    Trisha is really Abby Froeman the Taffy Queen of Providence.

  642. Boston Dave 2.0 July 29th, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    I just realized i forgot to start Joba on my fantasy team.

    I’ll stay positive, but….

  643. Todd July 29th, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    If Tex doesn’t win the gold glove, it would be criminal

  644. djsunyc July 29th, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    tex = 2009 AL mvp

  645. trisha - OPPC lifetime member whose new BFF is Rajai Davis July 29th, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    dave and michelle -

    :lol:

    I am laughing so hard I am almost crying! Two positive people are the first to sign up for it!

    Okay, I can’t think of anything that would make me happier than to share taffy with positive pals.

    yankeetrisha@cox.net If you have a favorite kind, let me know. Otherwise it will just be a mix. You’ll need to send me your addresses.

    :D

  646. Pat M.... July 29th, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    CB, I thought Alserson would be the arm they’d slot into Randy Johnson’s spot in the rotation in 2010….

  647. Joe from Long Island July 29th, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    1. Good to see George getting around.

    2. JP’s situation is getting tougher. I think his nonsense about keeping Halladay is an example of talking tough for his Toronto fanbase. I can’t imagine any GM buying it.

    With Penny getting hammered now, Henry might be getting antsy. However, he’s lost a lot in the market.

    Further, JP would want Buchloz and Bard as part of any deal with Boston, which is a big problem for Boston. They have only two starters to depend on for next year, Beckett and Lester. DiceK is a big risk. Penny and Smoltz are not showing much this year, and are one year deals, anyway. They need somebody to start. Trading Bucholz for Doc doesn’t change their need for more starters (they are exchanging one for another), and increases their costs for that starter.

    Ditto Bard. I think they look at Bard as Papelbon’s low cost successor when Pap looks for big money. Losing Bard and Bucholz will cost Boston an awful lot of money. Don’t underestimate that. It will hamstring them in a major way.

    In short, Cash and the Yankees may offer JP the best deal he is going to get – and it will be at a price Cash is williing to pay.

    Or JP can keep Doc, and continue to spend his boss’ money on a losing team in an empty stadium. The choice is his.

  648. carl July 29th, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    Posada with the cannon

  649. RalphieD (OPPC) YES Radar Gun=Terrible July 29th, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    jorge!

  650. RS July 29th, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    Great CS.

  651. Joekuh - I'll meet your mama under the O'Neill Banner! July 29th, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    great tag cano. good throw JoPo.

  652. Donnie - Will Meet Carl Crawford Under the O'Neill Banner July 29th, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    This is the antithesis of last night. The defense that inning was phenomenal.

  653. Doreen July 29th, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    Two nice plays in that inning.

    Have i mentioned how much I love having Teixeira on this team?????? Did I tell you all I wanted him here 2-plus years ago?????

    :lol:

  654. Roberto Kelly July 29th, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    we should have a drinking game, anytime someone mentions how ESPN has a Red Sox bias…who cares what peter gammons thinks about life?!

  655. Todd July 29th, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    I’m so glad the Sox whiffed on signing Tex..

  656. RDM July 29th, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    OK, A Rod up…he will look at strike one….then ball, then strike two, then foul then a K or ground out….gees I am good

  657. GreenBeret7 July 29th, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    michelle b. in the ghetto’s of oakland
    July 29th, 2009 at 7:50 pm
    i’m not usually negative, but i can refrain from being sometimes negative, for some TAFFY. cant get the good stuff out here on the west coast.

    ————————————————————

    If you’re looking for the best salt water taffy, these people will ship it.

    http://www.riverstreetsweets.c.....-favorites

  658. Joekuh - I'll meet your mama under the O'Neill Banner! July 29th, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    trisha, what are ppl signing up for? i’m lost…

  659. Vin July 29th, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    tex pwns mother teresa..she never did anythign to help us win

  660. RDM July 29th, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    Tex w/good D….but a meek pop up last AB,,,,

  661. michelle b. in the ghetto's of oakland July 29th, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    Breaking news: Joba loses his no hit bid in the 3rd inning, If only robbue cano would have dove for that ball. Jeez i cant believe we havent traded these guys for a bag of balls yet!

  662. CB July 29th, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    Pat M,

    That’s part of why I’m so surprised to see them trade Alderson. He’s so polished and yet so young. He’s closer to being major league ready than Bumgarner.

    It was easy to think he’d be up in the majors next year at some point during the season.

    What a trade for the Bucs. Haven’t been able to say that often over the past decade. But this was a fleecing.

  663. djsunyc July 29th, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    RDM July 29th, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    OK, A Rod up…he will look at strike one….then ball, then strike two, then foul then a K or ground out….gees I am good

    —-

    amazing how smart pre-schooler’s are these days.

    good job little guy. you keep up the good work and you may even get a cabbage patch kid for christmas…

  664. carl July 29th, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    Sui is my boy!

  665. RalphieD (OPPC) YES Radar Gun=Terrible July 29th, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    matsui! can we please score atleast 2 this inning

  666. Joekuh - I'll meet your mama under the O'Neill Banner! July 29th, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    if matsui starts going the other way like that, we’ll be even better. if that’s possible :D

  667. Uncle Ellsworth (turn off your mind relax and float downstream) July 29th, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    Time For the DEATH BLOW.

  668. djsunyc July 29th, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    3 runs might be enough w/ the way joba is working tonight. come on guys – we can score 2 w/o a hit.

  669. Pat M.... July 29th, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    Check that, Alderson……CB, You’re right about the new post All-Star break Joba, he’s doing exactly what Phil is doing, spotting his heater in east-west / north -south amd it’s been the big difference so far….He’s working his other pitches off the fastball….Also he’s not shaking off Posada, and he’s not wasting time on the hill…..Whatever Cashman does, I hope he can keep Hughes & Chamberlain together because it a few years they will be the top 1-2 in baseball

  670. michelle b. in the ghetto's of oakland July 29th, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    GB,

    thank you for the website! I will certainly look into ordering some of that goodstuff. Now, If only i could find a place that would deliver Yuengling to my door. Ughhh.

  671. GreenBeret7 July 29th, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    djsunyc
    July 29th, 2009 at 7:57 pm
    RDM July 29th, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    OK, A Rod up…he will look at strike one….then ball, then strike two, then foul then a K or ground out….gees I am good

    —-

    amazing how smart pre-schooler’s are these days.

    good job little guy. you keep up the good work and you may even get a cabbage patch kid for christmas…

    ————————————————————

    He IS a Cabbage Patch Kid.

  672. Donnie - Will Meet Carl Crawford Under the O'Neill Banner July 29th, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    Jorge, no. Just…no.

  673. djsunyc July 29th, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    robbie…DON’T FEAR THE RISP!!!

  674. RalphieD (OPPC) YES Radar Gun=Terrible July 29th, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    worst possible outcome for posada right there…come on robbie pick him up

  675. RS July 29th, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    “Further, JP would want Buchloz and Bard as part of any deal with Boston, which is a big problem for Boston.”

    Not only that, but the Red Sox need to get some bats. Lowell, Varitek, and Ortiz are aging and Drew has never been a reliable hitter. That’s a lot of power that will be missing in a couple years.

    They also need to worry about resigning Bay and Beckett, and possibly Papelbon (if Bard gets dealt).

  676. Mark-Cant Touch This July 29th, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    Pathetic Job by Posada!

  677. YankeesLuv July 29th, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    Let’s put this game away boys!

  678. Roberto Kelly July 29th, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    trivia answer: Aubrey Huff

  679. trisha - OPPC lifetime member whose new BFF is Rajai Davis July 29th, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    GB thanks for the tip. I was going to have to hunt for a good place. You can have some too if you want as a gift for the twins. The sugar will help keep you up!

    :)

    Joekuh – I challenged the negative nellies here to go an entire game without a negative comment and I would send them a pound of salt water taffy! Obviously it means more to them to blitch!!!!! :lol:

    So I’m happy to share with my positive buds. So there crappy complainers!

    :)

  680. MG July 29th, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    that Jorge can’t throw at all and his pitch calling is 3rd rate…

  681. RalphieD (OPPC) YES Radar Gun=Terrible July 29th, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    alright robbie picked him up and why am i posting every 3 seconds…it so hot in my house i cant stand it

  682. djsunyc July 29th, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    GreenBeret7 July 29th, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    He IS a Cabbage Patch Kid.

    ——–

    lol…more like garbage pail kid…

  683. carl July 29th, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    Swish going deep

  684. sunny615 July 29th, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    single, double, pop out on 4 pitches… insane.

  685. GreenBeret7 July 29th, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    michelle b. in the ghetto’s of oakland
    July 29th, 2009 at 7:59 pm
    GB,

    thank you for the website! I will certainly look into ordering some of that goodstuff. Now, If only i could find a place that would deliver Yuengling to my door. Ughhh.

    ————————————————————

    They have a great catalogue, but, if you like soutern candies, the pralines and both dark and vanilla fudge is the best.

  686. CB July 29th, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    That 9 game interleague series the yanks played was the best thing that happenned to matsui.

    His knees really benefited from the rest – especially that back knee. He didn’t look stable on that knee at all in the box before.

    His hitting legs look much more stable now. And his swing looks terrific.

  687. djsunyc July 29th, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    robbie doesn’t fear the RISP…

    ROBBIE BROUGHT THE COWBELL!!!

  688. YankeesLuv July 29th, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    Kay is really into that Arod story lol
    He keeps saying “Hey buddy how are you doing”

  689. sunny615 July 29th, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    swinging on first pitches this inning…

  690. Doreen July 29th, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    Michael Kay is making fun, but that must have been the cutest thing to see!

  691. djsunyc July 29th, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    CB July 29th, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    That 9 game interleague series the yanks played was the best thing that happenned to matsui.

    ———-

    unfortunately interleague may also be the reason wang’s career as a top flight pitcher may be over. why meachum sent him home i will never know…

  692. GreenBeret7 July 29th, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    trisha – OPPC lifetime member whose new BFF is Rajai Davis
    July 29th, 2009 at 8:01 pm
    GB thanks for the tip. I was going to have to hunt for a good place. You can have some too if you want as a gift for the twins. The sugar will help keep you up!

    Joekuh – I challenged the negative nellies here to go an entire game without a negative comment and I would send them a pound of salt water taffy! Obviously it means more to them to blitch!!!!!

    So I’m happy to share with my positive buds. So there crappy complainers!

    ————————————————————

    The twins will have to get their own.

  693. NYY626 July 29th, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    Geeze what is up with the weather? I had to turn the TV up the thunder is so loud.

  694. Todd July 29th, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    Nick Whiffer……….

  695. YankeesLuv July 29th, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    I agree Doreen, it is a cute story.

  696. trisha - OPPC lifetime member whose new BFF is Rajai Davis July 29th, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    Check out what I found! This is the prediction chart we made at the beginning of the season. If anyone wants to add to it, feel free and I will add your name and prediction.

    2009 YANKEE WINS PREDICTION CHART

    TOMPASS 124
    *S.O.S. 118
    ROB THOMPSON 110
    #2 FOR PREZ 106
    PEL 105
    TRISHA 103
    VSPOT 103
    KEVIN IN CT 102
    NICK IN SF 102
    YANKEESJTJ 102
    GLOBAL WARMING 102
    THE PREDIKTER 101
    LORI 100
    MEL 100
    TEX’S NEW BF 100
    PATRICK 100
    BARDOS 99
    VIN 99
    JENNIFER 99
    ED 99
    DT 99
    LAURA 98
    PETE ABE 98
    RISHI 98
    RUSSW210 98
    CLAYB 98
    DOREEN 98
    RB15 98
    TOM IN NJ 97
    FRAN 97
    S.A. 97
    HOKIEHILL 97
    UNCLE ELLSWORTH 97
    #2 FOR PREZ 96
    GAYLE 96
    PAT 96
    WESTERNER99 96
    PSYLUCK 96
    STEVEB 96
    MICHAEL KAY 96
    JOHN IN OHIO 95
    MARK 95
    B-DAVE 94

  697. Donnie - Will Meet Carl Crawford Under the O'Neill Banner July 29th, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    You could see that Swisher K coming from a mile away. Oh well, one run is better than nothing.

  698. RDM July 29th, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    Fail….2nd and 3rd…0 outs…1 run. Posada swings at first pitch as does Robbie..this team is bad w/RISP…

  699. Uncle Ellsworth (turn off your mind relax and float downstream) July 29th, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    Doreen
    July 29th, 2009 at 8:02 pm
    Michael Kay is making fun, but that must have been the cutest thing to see!

    Share please.

  700. michelle b. in the ghetto's of oakland July 29th, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    Anyone notice the sign behind homeplate that says Dandy House. I’ve seen it for the past few days and just now felt like figuring out what it is. I thought i was some sort of school for japanese immersion or learning english. But, guess what, Its not – It’s a an EXCLUSIVE MENS BEAUTY DAY SPA. What the crap is that?

  701. L to the 2nd July 29th, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    Cape Cod BL is a lotta fun – will be up there first 2 wks in August – a lot of thesee kids become future stars – watched Lincecum play for Harwich in ’05…

  702. MG July 29th, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    the way this blog reads you would think that they were down 2-0 and Joba was struggling…

  703. sunny615 July 29th, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    crap…. maybe swish shoulda swung on the first pitch…

  704. RDM July 29th, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    Time and time again the Yankees do themselves in…should be 4-5 to 0 right now….

  705. Joekuh - I'll meet your mama under the O'Neill Banner! July 29th, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    hahahahahaha @ the debbie downer challenge. you’re better off sending them a blankie to cry into.

  706. CB July 29th, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    “hatever Cashman does, I hope he can keep Hughes & Chamberlain together because it a few years they will be the top 1-2 in baseball”

    Pat M,

    They aren’t trading either of them. What Joba’s done in the majors speaks for itself. He’s not a prospect. He’s a young player but he’s a key part of the team now.

    And Phil’s performance this season has squarely put him back into the untouchable area. And on top of that he has also made himself indispensable to the team.

    Those two arms are baseball gold. It’s what every team is dying to have.

    You watch Joba work right now – it’s unfathomable that you’d want to trade a 23 year old pitcher who can do this.

  707. Tarheelyank July 29th, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    Speaking of Meachum, What a great job Thompson has been doing. I almost don’t miss Bowa.

  708. sunny615 July 29th, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    because meachum was the dumbest choice of a 3rd base coach in the history of baseball. what an idiot.

  709. Yankee Trader July 29th, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    Does Garza have a tic or does he just like to spit!

    Does Cashman make a trade now or wait for a pitcher/pitchers to be placed on waivers in August?

  710. RalphieD (OPPC) YES Radar Gun=Terrible July 29th, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    “Fail….2nd and 3rd…0 outs…1 run. Posada swings at first pitch as does Robbie..this team is bad w/RISP…”

    robbie got the run in dude…dont matter how he got it done

  711. trisha - OPPC lifetime member whose new BFF is Rajai Davis July 29th, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    “The twins will have to get their own.”

    Actually I meant it was a gift in celebration of your welcoming twins into your family, and the sugar in it would keep you up in the event you were going to babysit.

  712. Roberto Kelly July 29th, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    from SI via deadspin…Josh Johnson:

    From this week’s SI Pop Culture Grid: Person I’m Dying To Interview…”Kirby Puckett. One of my idols growing up.”

  713. MG July 29th, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    RDM
    July 29th, 2009 at 8:05 pm
    Time and time again the Yankees do themselves in…should be 4-5 to 0 right now….
    ——————————————————-
    and how many teams have scored more runs than the Yankees this year, sport?

  714. L to the 2nd July 29th, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    The key to Joba is rhythm & pacing – don’t think, throw.

    Here guys, hit this.

    Trusting his stuff.

  715. Terry from NH July 29th, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    Time for people here to talk about how good Joba has been this game and economical his pitches are. He is starting to put some good starts together now.. Too bad the Yanks swung so early in the counts.

  716. djsunyc July 29th, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    lol…duck down mrs. tony parker…lol…

  717. Joekuh - I'll meet your mama under the O'Neill Banner! July 29th, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    GO JOBA!!!!!!!!! hahahahaha @ longoria in the dirt and spiking his bat after popping out.

  718. RS July 29th, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    Haha Longoria really wanted to get a HR there.

  719. vinny-b (keep Montero) July 29th, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    “Michael Kay sounds like the most UNFUN person in the world. Who does not like sloppy joes??????”

    food snob

  720. joeman July 29th, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    they got to get Swish out of the OF

  721. RDM July 29th, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    Joba, gees…don’t get yourself into trouble please

  722. djsunyc July 29th, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    MG July 29th, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    RDM
    July 29th, 2009 at 8:05 pm
    Time and time again the Yankees do themselves in…should be 4-5 to 0 right now….
    ——————————————————-
    and how many teams have scored more runs than the Yankees this year, sport?

    ———

    next improvement to this blog is the ignore feature. then he will be posting with himself all night…

  723. sunny615 July 29th, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    ooo- Longoria was livid he popped out. He wanted to smack that ball to the moon for that head throw.

  724. Aura July 29th, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    The old Joba is back. Look out Youk!

  725. MG July 29th, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    Betsy, if you are here, are you feeling just a little better about Joba than you were at the ASB? He’s really turned it around in the last 3 starts, hasn’t he?

  726. S.A.--Serenity Now July 29th, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    Great job so far Jobber 49 pitches
    The sun will come out tomorrow

  727. Vin July 29th, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    dam chin music…love it..now we need to give arod and jeter some face guards

  728. YankeesLuv July 29th, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    Kay was telling a story about being in the gym at the hotel and he was working out and Arod was there too on a bike. Lot’s of fans hang around and one father sent his son over to Arod, Arod says hey buddy how are you doing and the little kid doesn’t say anything, Arod says again hey how are you doing, says nothing, he just stares at Alex. Very cute. :)

  729. Boston Dave 2.0 July 29th, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    trisha,

    I thought you already had the taffy… you don’t need to go out and get any for me. I appreciate the thought either way :)

  730. Irish Johnny July 29th, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    1-hitter thur four

  731. djsunyc July 29th, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    ok, we’re having this debate at the office this past week so i figure i’ll ask y’all:

    who gets into heaven first, mark teixiera or mother theresa?

  732. Pat M.... July 29th, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    Sutcliff is an idiot in the booth……Too many dead brain cells washed away with booze……

  733. joeman July 29th, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    Damon & Swish in the corners is asking for trouble in BIG Games

  734. DFox July 29th, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    If Robinson Cano wasn’t there to catch that ball it wasn’t getting caught.

  735. carl July 29th, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    Man the old Joba is back!

  736. L to the 2nd July 29th, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    Yanks have to party like it’s 1998…..

    Patience, smart at-bats, grinding.

    They can’t fall into bad habits (c’mon Jorge, you know better)

  737. miggs July 29th, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    The more you watch Joba pitch, the sillier it looks to include him in any package for Halladay.

    He’s coming into his own right in front of our eyes.

  738. RDM July 29th, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    It’s only 4 innings and according to this post Joba is a HOF and untradeable….LOL….please, let’s keep it realistic

  739. Noreaster July 29th, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    I love having a pitcher with a ‘tude

  740. vinny-b (keep Montero) July 29th, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    “because meachum was the dumbest choice of a 3rd base coach in the history of baseball. what an idiot”

    you lose the Taffy

  741. GreenBeret7 July 29th, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    trisha – OPPC lifetime member whose new BFF is Rajai Davis
    July 29th, 2009 at 8:07 pm
    “The twins will have to get their own.”

    Actually I meant it was a gift in celebration of your welcoming twins into your family, and the sugar in it would keep you up in the event you were going to babysit.

    ————————————————————

    LMAO. I’m just upset because they get all the gifts and attention. I figured that they’d get that, too. They act like they did something special. I thank you very much for the offer, Trish. It’s a very generous thing to do.

  742. EY July 29th, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    Say no to Halladay!

    Keep Hughes and Joba. I’ll take 2×23-year-olds than a 32-year old thank you very much.

  743. djsunyc July 29th, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    wait…kay was in a gym? that’s sounds like something out of a steven spielberg movie…

  744. Boston Dave 2.0 July 29th, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    Brad Penny can’t find the plate.

    Closing in on 70 pitches through 2 1/3

    ouch

  745. The Ghost July 29th, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    Speaking of Meachum, What a great job Thompson has been doing. I almost don’t miss Bowa.

    ==========

    Agree on this, although if Bowa were still with the Yankees Cano would probably be batting .389 right now.

  746. bdg375 July 29th, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    Joba is crazy. He is a young Clemens in terms of the way he goes after hitters. He backed up that pitch to the head by throwing a heater right down the middle and Longo could not get it. Awesome sequence.

  747. Todd July 29th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    Guys, Swish is not going anywhere………..Even when Gardner was healthy, swish played almost everyday……he’s Girardi’s boy, like it or not…We’ll just have to stomach the clown……….

  748. Anthony Murillo July 29th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    I think Mother Theresa is already there…

  749. joeman July 29th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    Garza…someone for the Yankees is going down

  750. michelle b. in the ghetto's of oakland July 29th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    trisha -

    email sent.

  751. Irish Johnny July 29th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    Sutcliffe is whining and crying over the brushback.

  752. stuart July 29th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    3 outings in a row for joba….

    he is not brandon claussen or brad halsey…the guy is 23 and looking like he figured something out in Nebraska….

    the posada bad AB last inning hurts…

  753. S.A.--Serenity Now July 29th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    It’s nice that we all love Jobber again. :P

  754. MG July 29th, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    RDM, I hear the world is going to end next week, go celebrate now and avoid the rush.

  755. roger(live from amsterdam) July 29th, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    they will go after arod

  756. YankeesLuv July 29th, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    lol dj

    Kay did say thank goodness the kid didn’t come up to him because sweat was flying everywhere.

  757. Doreen July 29th, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    Uncle E -

    ARod (and Michael Kay) were working out at the hotel this morning. Alex was on the recumbent bike. A little boy about 4 years old was with his Dad and saw ARod. The dad sent him in and the boy went over to ARod and just stood there. ARod said, “Hey buddy how’re doin?” And the boy just stood there, staring at him. He said it again, “Hey buddy, how’re doin?”

    I guess the boy was just star-struck and more likely very shy. Someone came and got him.

    Anyway, Michael Kay thinks this is the funniest thing. And he kept repeating, “Hey buddy, how’re doing.”

    Thing is, he didn’t say how cute it was, just how funny.

  758. djsunyc July 29th, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    Anthony Murillo July 29th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    I think Mother Theresa is already there…

    ——–

    i thought she was on the waiting list b/c she once wore a redsox hat…

  759. Todd July 29th, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    Kay in a gym…………where’s the peephole video when you need it????? America’s Funniest Home Video would love to get their hands on that!!!

  760. carl July 29th, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    Tex or A-Rod is going to get hit

  761. joeman July 29th, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    Joba…pitching better for sure,two things he’s lowering his pitch count & pitching inside

  762. vinny-b (keep Montero) July 29th, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    “Sutcliff is an idiot in the booth……Too many dead brain cells washed away with booze……”

    I would describe what he does, whenever he is talking of the Redsox. But it is very crude, adult oriented, and x-rated

  763. Uncle Ellsworth (turn off your mind relax and float downstream) July 29th, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    Doreen/YankeesLuv Thanks for the “Hey Buddy” Story

  764. MG July 29th, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    Joba was quoted as saying that he and Eiland had found a hitch in his delivery and he was able to work it out at home during the ASB. I don’t know what he had to change, but it has certainly worked, he looks like a different pitcher in the 2nd half.

  765. djsunyc July 29th, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    stuart July 29th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    3 outings in a row for joba….

    he is not brandon claussen or brad halsey…the guy is 23 and looking like he figured something out in Nebraska….

    ———-

    he was very frustrating to watch the first half as he constantly kept walking around the mound after every pitch trying to hit the corners and be a finesse pitcher instead of a power one. something did click in nebraska b/c this joba is light years better than the joba from apr-asb. this joba is why you think he can be a #1 pitcher.

  766. joeman July 29th, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    carl July 29th, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    Tex or A-Rod is going to get hit
    ———-

    it’s going to be someone,this guy has a nasty streak in him

  767. vincent July 29th, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    Uh can Sutcliff please be held accountable for what he is suggesting right now.

    “He loves it”

    When referring to Joba throwing inside on guys.

  768. L to the 2nd July 29th, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    Kay in a gym – what was on the other end of the treadmill – a double cheeseburger (no ketchup)?

  769. RS July 29th, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    Please get a hit, Arod.

  770. Trevor July 29th, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    Don’t get comfortable Arod.

  771. Todd July 29th, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    Make em pay Arod!

  772. joeman July 29th, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    no intent…LMAO

  773. MattChud July 29th, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    The announcers at the WWL are going ON and ON and ON and ON about how Joba intentionally threw at Longoria. I can’t stand ESPN. Wish I lived somewhere that carried YES

  774. sunny615 July 29th, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    make em pay arod!

  775. Kirk July 29th, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    there it is, its over. joba needs move on and continue getting outs

  776. Uncle Ellsworth (turn off your mind relax and float downstream) July 29th, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    To further Todd’s comment
    “ARod (and Michael Kay) were working out at the hotel this morning…”
    That is the beginning of a good joke.

  777. trisha - OPPC lifetime member whose new BFF is Rajai Davis July 29th, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    “hahahahahaha @ the debbie downer challenge. you’re better off sending them a blankie to cry into.”

    LMAO!!!!

    Dave, desperate people do desperate things! I am so sick and tired of hearing the (what I consider to be) stupidity thrown out here when any Yankee player has the audacity to mess up that I am willing to go and find the damned candy.

    I’d be thrilled to send you some, especially now that I have a good place to order it from, though we do have some nice stuff right here in Rhody. Cripes who do I owe more for helping me maintain any semblance of santiy here than my positive friends!!!

  778. S.A.--Serenity Now July 29th, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    Kay in a gym…………where’s the peephole video when you need it?????

    ==============

    Oh god no!

  779. VT Yankeefan the Original July 29th, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    UPDATE, 7:56 p.m.: The Rays are playing Black Crowes tunes when A-Rod comes up. Pretty funny.

    ——————————–
    LOL!

  780. michelle b. in the ghetto's of oakland July 29th, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    Trisha -

    funny story about rajai davis because he doenst play a whole lot. Im an A’s season ticket holder and i was at a game a few weeks ago and they do this segment in between innings where they challenge kids to spell. Well Rajai’s name was the one the kid had to spell. Well with help from the fans he did, and then the host ask the kid “is Rajai one of your favorite players” and the kid sighed for a second and said “which one is he”. Very funny. The kids was old enough to recognize players too

  781. djsunyc July 29th, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    rays had a terrible offseason:

    signing burrell prematurely to a 2 year $18 mil deal

    and trading edwin jackson…

  782. Todd July 29th, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    ESPN=Exclusive Sox Patriots Network

  783. YankeesLuv July 29th, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    Your welcome Uncle.

  784. The Ghost July 29th, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    heh, nice retaliation idiot, Arod make him pay like you are Rock Raines!

  785. The Ghost July 29th, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    Man, how did Arod miss that. This next pitch better be a honey cause Arod has him timed.

  786. The Ghost July 29th, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    He better walk him cause Arod is gonna take him downtown

  787. CB July 29th, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    It’s become old hat to kill Joe Morgan – and that’s fine. He’s not a good announcer.

    But I have to say Sutcliffe is by far – by far – worse than Morgan.

    Sutcliffe is absolutely horrendous. Insufferably bad.

    And it’s very surprising that Sutcliffe isn’t criticized anywhere near what Morgan is.

    Sutcliffe is horrendous.

  788. MattChud July 29th, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    Theres a special place in hell for the man who invented the cowbell

  789. Todd July 29th, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    Cute kid story……..One of my patients, a little girl around age 8, had a Yankee tee shirt on…I said “I guess you like the Yankees, huh? Who’s your favorite player, Derek Jeter?” She says “I don’t know any of the players, my Grandpa gave me the shirt…”

  790. MG July 29th, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    I guess I’m in the minority, I don’t think Sutcliffe is all that bad.

    Rex Hudler and Joe Magrane are really, really bad.

  791. Cal July 29th, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    A-Rod = Joke

  792. Joekuh - I'll meet your mama under the O'Neill Banner! July 29th, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    a rod battled his ass off. bad result tho.

  793. Vin July 29th, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    bad swing..swung at ball 4..iono didnt look like a strike at all

  794. Irish Johnny July 29th, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    leave it to ARod to whiff in a clutch situation

  795. RS July 29th, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    Arod had such a good AB and ended up swinging at a garbage pitch…

  796. trisha - OPPC lifetime member whose new BFF is Rajai Davis July 29th, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    MattChud, don’t know if they have it tonight, but try this website: http://sticktv.net/

  797. RalphieD (OPPC) YES Radar Gun=Terrible July 29th, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    aroddd…you took some close pitches then swung at that :(

  798. RDM July 29th, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    There is A Clutch…swings at ball 4 outside and in the drirt….

  799. MG July 29th, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    Cal=Troll

  800. The Ghost July 29th, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    This is what kills me about Arod, he can’t understand that when he puts two scary swings on a foul ball that the pitcher is going to want nothing to do with him – but he gets overanxious and goes fishing instead of taking the walk and passing the baton.

  801. Todd July 29th, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    What’s sound is worse????? Cowbell, jackhammer, windchimes, or vacuum????????????

  802. CB July 29th, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    Garza is up to 73 pitches.

    That at bat to ARod costs him 9 extra pitches. And they were high stress pitches.

  803. Anthony Murillo July 29th, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    Irish Johnny,

    You’re an Irish Fool.

  804. joeman July 29th, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    Damon & Swisher

  805. Terry from NH July 29th, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    Arod always swings and misses on that slider by about 2 feet everytime. It is ugly to watch him miss that so badly.

  806. sunny615 July 29th, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    or not

  807. Cal July 29th, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    Penny > CC

  808. Jerkface July 29th, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    rays had a terrible offseason:

    signing burrell prematurely to a 2 year $18 mil deal

    and trading edwin jackson…

    Burrell was no way predicted to bust this hard

    the jackson trade was good if you expected him to regress. Instead he broke out.

  809. MG July 29th, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    RDM must be ready to post something of great intelligence after that walk

  810. joeman July 29th, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    Arod…7 rbi’s since 7/12 says it all

  811. Cal July 29th, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    me = Royal Yankee Fan

  812. YankeesLuv July 29th, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    Stop the whining peeps, we are winning. Sox are losing too. :)

  813. MG July 29th, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    Cal’s IQ < 50

  814. MattChud July 29th, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    trisha- thanks for the link, that site looks great

  815. Vader July 29th, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    I don’t why…but I really do not like Joe Magrane of the MLB Network.

    I’m glad I got that off my chest.

  816. Todd July 29th, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    LOL Pat BOOrrell

  817. Tarheelyank July 29th, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    “What’s sound is worse????? Cowbell, jackhammer, windchimes, or vacuum????????????”

    I guess you’ve never heard a banjo.

  818. You Know Who July 29th, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    Even though I hope he’ll pitch a shutout, I still believe Joba will implode at some point here.

  819. vinny-b (keep Montero) July 29th, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    “But I have to say Sutcliffe is by far – by far – worse than Morgan.
    Sutcliffe is absolutely horrendous. Insufferably bad.
    And it’s very surprising that Sutcliffe isn’t criticized anywhere near what Morgan is.
    Sutcliffe is horrendous”

    thank you. And may God bless you, for these truths.

  820. djsunyc July 29th, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    Todd July 29th, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    What’s sound is worse????? Cowbell, jackhammer, windchimes, or vacuum????????????

    ———–

    chris berman…

  821. Observer283 July 29th, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    OK, all of you giving A-Rod grief for that at bat: please remeber he is going to make out way more often than he comes through. This is also true of Albert Pujols, Hanley Ramirez, Ichiro Suzuki, or any other star you want to compare him to.

    To call him a “Joke” or “unclutch” or say he “always swings at garbage pitches” is just plain wrong.

    Look at the whole body of work. That’s much more telling than one at-bat.

    And A-Rod’s whole body of work, to this point, is as good as anybody who has played the game.

  822. Uncle Ellsworth (turn off your mind relax and float downstream) July 29th, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    Wow. not a lot of Taffy lovers here.

  823. Boston Dave 2.0 July 29th, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    “Penny > CC”

    ———

    true

    Penny’s ERA is 4.95 and CC’s is only in the 3′s.

  824. tonyb July 29th, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    No way do I trade joba or hughes for Doc. If we do, the team will only be improved by the difference between Joba’s performance and Doc’s performance. It doesn’t make sense given how well Joba is pitching and what his potential is. Plus we are short a starter and we’d still need to make another deal for a 5.

  825. CB July 29th, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    “Burrell was no way predicted to bust this hard

    the jackson trade was good if you expected him to regress. Instead he broke out.”

    So why do the Rays get so much credit for Zobrist? I suppose he was predicted to become an elite power hitter?

    Rays remind me of the Indians. Every move they make is rationalized as the right ones because all that matters is the “process” through which they make the move rather than the “outcome.”

    Ruben Amaro is a fool for signing Ibanez. Friedman is a slick, rational exec for signing Burrell.

    The empirical results produced change nothing.

    Because it’s not possible that Amaro saw something in Burrell that scared him off and saw something in Ibanez – say the qualitative nature of his swing – that made him the right fit for the Phillies in that ball park.

  826. Todd July 29th, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    djsunyc…………..I couldn’t agree more…………back,back,back,back,back……….

  827. RS July 29th, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    Don’t walk another guy.

  828. Vader July 29th, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    Tarheelyank…are they dueling banjos?

  829. vinny-b (keep Montero) July 29th, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    “Wow. not a lot of Taffy lovers here”

    lmao.

  830. RalphieD (OPPC) YES Radar Gun=Terrible July 29th, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    come on joba get navi here!

  831. Uncle Ellsworth (turn off your mind relax and float downstream) July 29th, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    Mark Feinsand in the Daily news Top of the fifth is Death.

  832. Uncle Ellsworth (turn off your mind relax and float downstream) July 29th, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    Top = Bottom

  833. djsunyc July 29th, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    WATCHAGONNADO WHEN JOBAMANIA RUNS WILD ON YOU…BROTHER!!!

  834. NYY626 July 29th, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    GJ Joba! Now lets get some more runs

  835. Todd July 29th, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    That looked like a girl swinging……..Sorry girls…….

  836. vinny-b (keep Montero) July 29th, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    trisha: is the taffy offer for this game, or future games? Cuz if it is this game, i’m pretty sure i might be disqualified

  837. RalphieD (OPPC) YES Radar Gun=Terrible July 29th, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    nice job(a)

  838. RDM July 29th, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    A Rod whiffs at ball 4 in the dirt….he is Mr Clutch..at least put the ball in play somewhere…we will see what Joba made of going through this linue up for the 3rd time next inning

  839. RDM July 29th, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    Yanks leaving all kinds of runners on tonight…mark of a good pitcher in Garza

  840. MG July 29th, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    Navarro might have put the worst swing on a ball ever by a major league player on the ball he hit to left field, it looked like Damon was playing shortstop he had to move in so little.

  841. lol July 29th, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    We get the point RDM he didn’t get a hit no reason to repeat it 9 million times.

  842. RS July 29th, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    “Even though I hope he’ll pitch a shutout, I still believe Joba will implode at some point here.”

    Joba very rarely “implodes”. A bad start for him is like 4 ER in 5 innings and 105 pitches thrown. That’s actually pretty impressive for a rookie starter.

  843. NYYanksFan July 29th, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    joeman

    Tex…..9 RBI since 7/12
    Matsui…..6 RBI since 7/12

  844. Boston Dave 2.0 July 29th, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    and there’s my fantasy catcher….

    Kurt Suzuki hits a bomb of Penny!

    6-3 A’s

  845. Boston Dave 2.0 July 29th, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    off* Penny

  846. Tarheelyank July 29th, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    Vader

    Twice the torture! j/k

  847. Observer283 July 29th, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    RDM, are you a Yankee fan? You seem to enjoy singling out A-Rod’s failures and challenging Joba.

    Did you post here after one of A-Rod’s many big hits earlier in the season or a couple of weeks ago? Or do you just wait until after he strikes out to notice his at-bats?

  848. Jerkface July 29th, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    Because it’s not possible that Amaro saw something in Burrell that scared him off and saw something in Ibanez – say the qualitative nature of his swing – that made him the right fit for the Phillies in that ball park.

    If you look at their process though it did make them look stupid. They said they wanted to get more athletic, better defense, younger, etc. Except there were only a few players worse defensively than burrell and ibanez was one. And he is super old. The one thing I’ll give Amaro is that they apparently looked at the ground he’d have to cover in CBP vs Safeco and decided his defense wouldnt be that big of a detriment as it was for the mariners.

    Burrell just gets completely owned by AL pitching though.

  849. djsunyc July 29th, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    lol July 29th, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    We get the point RDM he didn’t get a hit no reason to repeat it 9 million times.

    ———

    when you have 3 canned responses saved, it’s tough to not sound repetetive…

  850. L to the 2nd July 29th, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    6-3 A’s

  851. MG July 29th, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    haven’t some of you figured out that Joba has made a big step forward in his development in the past two weeks? It happens like that for players with tons of talent sometimes, a light switch goes on about how to be successful

  852. YankeesLuv July 29th, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    We get it, some of ya’ll don’t like Arod but there’s a game on so let’s watch shall we? :)

  853. CB July 29th, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    MG,

    Before you said that if you read all the comments here on this board you’d never know the team is up 2-0 rather than losing.

    And that’s true.

    Question – if you only listened to Sutcliffe’s belly aching and knew nothing about the standings would you have any idea that the yankees were in first place or were even a good team?

  854. RS July 29th, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    Kurt Suzuki homers to put the A’s up 6-3.

    I’m really impressed with this Suzuki kid. He’s like a .340 career hitter against the Yankees AND he has a 20-game hitting streak against the Red Sox.

  855. bdog375 July 29th, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    Anyone hear that? They are talking about Posada and how much he has meant over the year, and Sutcliffe just says ‘Varitek’ out of nowhere and then gets cut off. I mean, what is his obsession with the red sox?

  856. lol July 29th, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    No observer he’s always like that, one big whine fest.

  857. L to the 2nd July 29th, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    2 more innings Jobber…

  858. Lee23 July 29th, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    - 6-3 A’s, top 5th

    YES! Brad Penny’s a blob!

  859. MG July 29th, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    CB
    July 29th, 2009 at 8:43 pm
    MG,

    Before you said that if you read all the comments here on this board you’d never know the team is up 2-0 rather than losing.

    And that’s true.

    Question – if you only listened to Sutcliffe’s belly aching and knew nothing about the standings would you have any idea that the yankees were in first place or were even a good team?
    —————————————————

    I’ve been watching the ESPN feed for the past 2 1/2 innings because listening to the Rays feed is like hearing nails on a blackboard so anything is better (except Suzyn Waldman). I don’t really hear any bias in Sutcliffe, it’s possible that your issues with him are that he just talks about himself all the time instead of the game.

  860. carl July 29th, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    Robbie!!!

  861. Maria July 29th, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    Robi!!

  862. Boston Dave 2.0 July 29th, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    Cano…

    dont ya know!

  863. miggs July 29th, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    Doncha know.

  864. RS July 29th, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    CANO!!! His homerun swings are so beautiful to watch.

  865. Tarheelyank July 29th, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    Observer283
    just ignore him, he’s not worth the effort you expend in typing.

  866. Roberto Kelly July 29th, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    Cano…..YA

  867. NYY626 July 29th, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    ROBBIEEEEEE. That looked effortless

  868. YankeesLuv July 29th, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    Robbie!

  869. Pel July 29th, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    ROBI INFLICTS SOME PAIN ON TB NOW!

  870. Uncle Ellsworth (turn off your mind relax and float downstream) July 29th, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    don’t cha know??

  871. djsunyc July 29th, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    robbie ruth…

  872. Abdababdaserser July 29th, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    The fountain gives up a HR to Cano!

  873. S.A.--Serenity Now July 29th, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    Robbie! :lol:

  874. RalphieD (OPPC) YES Radar Gun=Terrible July 29th, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    pain no mo

  875. Jack July 29th, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    HRobinson Cano. :)

  876. Irish Johnny July 29th, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    hey baby what up

  877. ArodMVP217 July 29th, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    Robi looks like Barry Bonds with that pose

  878. MG July 29th, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    Cano is so underappreciated by the LoHud cognescenti, maybe he needs to be a prospect instead of an experienced major leaguer.

  879. trisha - OPPC lifetime member whose new BFF is Rajai Davis July 29th, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    GB – my pleasure. :)

    In fact I think I will send you the Rhody kind just because you can get the other kind I would think whenever you want it.

    yankeetrisha@cox.net

    michelle – email received!

    vinny b – we can absolutely do it for a future game! But the rule is that you have to be here for the entire game and chat with us to let us know you are. Of course the best would be if the Yanks are losing! He he he. But all you have to do is announce it at the beginning of the game, before first pitch. :)

    Uncle – I think “not a lot of taffy lovers” may be euphemistic for “hell no I’m not going to stop blitcing!”

    :lol:

  880. Pepitone July 29th, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    I don’t know how in the world Garza is 7-7 with a 3.68 era.

    Everytime I have seen him he’s as tough a pitcher as they come.

    Joba just keeps getting better and better.

  881. Psyluk July 29th, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    Can someone bottle up Suzyn Waldman’s laugh and use it as chemical warfare on the battlefield? Let’s just unleash it on the Red Sox at Fenway.

  882. GardnerBelongsInCenter July 29th, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    NYY626 July 29th, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    ROBBIEEEEEE. That looked effortless
    —-

    Cano does it no other way.

  883. BJK July 29th, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    MG
    July 29th, 2009 at 8:48 pm
    Cano is so underappreciated by the LoHud cognescenti, maybe he needs to be a prospect instead of an experienced major leaguer.

    ————————————————————

    Post of the Night Nominee.

  884. Jestr July 29th, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    Garzas a headcase. He was dealing, he has to stop for a minute because Cano got hit by the ricochet. Then he gives up an HR. Focus son!

  885. Pat M.... July 29th, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    That overhead shot of Cano’s swing reminded be of the great George Brett’s swing…….Cano is so very good, and he’s only going to get better……

  886. ferris July 29th, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    http://www.mlive.com/tigers/in.....h_and.html

  887. S.A.--Serenity Now July 29th, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    Swishy walks

  888. CB July 29th, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    “If you look at their process though it did make them look stupid.”

    So you had a global and completely transparent understanding of both their respective processes?

    This is a serious point. The whole process vs. outcome paradigm choice is nothing new or complex. It’s like management 101.

    Ever since “Depo” wrote a blog column about it, it’s as if the idea were some massive innovation in thought.

    So if you are going to rely on process based analysis you have to have a comprehensive model for how process relates to positive outcomes. And part of that is assessing for omitted variable bias.

    Or you can just assume you understand the entire process and dismiss Amaro as a fool.

    Which was done routinely all over the blogosphere.

    And this isn’t even getting into the whole Jackson debacle.

    I think Friedman’s process was terrible because he fundamentally got wrong the key aspect to any personnel move – he misjudged talent.

    And in the case of Jackson that was a potentially franchise altering event.

    They bet the farm that Jackson was the smoke and mirrors product of their defense – that he was still on a linear improvement trajectory.

    And they were hugely wrong.

    It’s funny how little criticism the Tampa FO ever gets.

    They get credit for Ben Zobrist and excused for Burrell and Jackson.

    But that’s the danger of monocultures that completely focus on process.

  889. trisha - OPPC lifetime member whose new BFF is Rajai Davis July 29th, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    “YES! Brad Penny’s a blob!”
    :lol:

  890. RalphieD (OPPC) YES Radar Gun=Terrible July 29th, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    come on jeter…give us some cushion

  891. djsunyc July 29th, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    with 2 outs – homerun, walk, and a single. garza – the signs of a good pitcher…lol…

  892. L to the 2nd July 29th, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    TB stole Garza from MIN

    Wouldn’t mind him on our staff

  893. Tyler July 29th, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    Austin Romine not in Tampa Yankees line-up. Take it for what it’s worth, something could be up

  894. GardnerBelongsInCenter July 29th, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    Pat M…. July 29th, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    “Cano is so very good, and he’s only going to get better……”
    —-
    only if he wants to.

  895. Pepitone July 29th, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    Well, I guess I now see why he’s 7-7.

    Can’t seem to keep it going. Nevertheless, he is an impressive young pitcher.

  896. Vrsce July 29th, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    Psyluk

    Suzy channels Phyllis Diller and Joan Rivers, at the same time.

  897. GreenBeret7 July 29th, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    trisha – OPPC lifetime member whose new BFF is Rajai Davis
    July 29th, 2009 at 8:48 pm
    GB – my pleasure.

    In fact I think I will send you the Rhody kind just because you can get the other kind I would think whenever you want it.

    yankeetrisha@cox.net

    ————————————————————

    Thank you, Trish. I’d like to give the northern style a try. I’ll send you a message after the game. These posts from the trolls are too entertaining to miss.

  898. MG July 29th, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    CB, about Sutcliffe-I would much rather listen to Jim Katt, Conie, O’Neill, Singleton, Flaherty, Kay, Bill White, Frank Messer, the Ghost of Phil Rizzuto and just about anyone else except Rex Hudler and Joe Magrane…

  899. YankeesLuv July 29th, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    A’s 6, Sox 3 5th

  900. RalphieD (OPPC) YES Radar Gun=Terrible July 29th, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    jeter hit it hard…keep goin joba!

  901. djsunyc July 29th, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    ok…2 more innings from joba and then give it to hughes + mo…

  902. Dave July 29th, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    Do you guys think there’s some degree of “friendly competition” going on between Hughes and Joba? I just wonder because Hughes is succeeding where Joba once did, while Joba has become the more successful starter.

  903. RDM July 29th, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    two more runners left stranded

  904. CB July 29th, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    “it’s possible that your issues with him are that he just talks about himself all the time instead of the game.”

    MG,

    Good point. I really dislike him and that’s part of it. He just won’t stop talking – and he’s always talking about some issue related to himself and his own experience playing the game.

  905. L to the 2nd July 29th, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    I miss Rizzuto, Messer & White

  906. RDM July 29th, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    who cares if people “hit the ball hard”, really, an out is an OUT!!!

  907. MG July 29th, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    RDM, you must think real baseball is like a video game, I feel sorry for you…

  908. NYY626 July 29th, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    thanks for keeping count RDM! :roll:

  909. ferris July 29th, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    http://www.nationalpost.com/sp.....id=1842377
    .
    the FEAR of the REALITY that DOC is coming to da Bronx is GRIPPING da hosers !
    .
    :-)

  910. GreenBeret7 July 29th, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    Pat M….
    July 29th, 2009 at 8:49 pm
    That overhead shot of Cano’s swing reminded be of the great George Brett’s swing…….Cano is so very good, and he’s only going to get better……

    ————————————————————

    Yeah, and the finish was reminencent of Griffey, Jr., too.

  911. miggs July 29th, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    RDM is my nominee for worst fan ever.

  912. vincent July 29th, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    Swish didn’t slide on that play tonight. THANK YOU!

  913. VT Yankeefan the Original July 29th, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland confirmed today that the New York Yankees have interest in outfielder Josh Anderson,

    ============================================

    Uh…why?

  914. lol July 29th, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    He has to be the most miserable human being on the planet.

  915. Tarheelyank July 29th, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    Dave
    I do think so. IMO, it drives Joba more than Phil.

  916. Jerkface July 29th, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    “If you look at their process though it did make them look stupid.”

    So you had a global and completely transparent understanding of both their respective processes?

    I am not giving Tampa credit for anything. I think their FO is a bunch of a pussies, because they won’t make a big trade that they need. I can definitely understand why they got Burrell and why they traded Jackson. Nothing about Edwin Jackson suggested he was going to break out. He STILL gave up a ton of hits and STILL had a low strike out rate AND STILL had a high walk rate last season and he had a pedestrian ERA. Now he cut his WHIP by a third.

    I am basing my assessment of Amaro off of the phillies public statements about their acquisition of Ibanez and the fact that they completely misjudged the market for outfielders.

  917. YankeesLuv July 29th, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    Let’s go Joba!

  918. MG July 29th, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    Swish may be a bad outfielder but he sure has a sense of humor, did you see him motion about closing his glove after he caught that ball?

  919. Kid A July 29th, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    You guys are on fire tonight!

  920. Doreen July 29th, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    Pepitone -

    Kevin Kennedy yesterday was talking about Garza and how it really seems a chore for him to focus. Said he can usually focus really well for big games and against “big” teams, but he can’t seem to sustain the same focus from one start to the next, necessarily. It’s something they’re working on with him. He was saying he things he could be one of the best pitchers in baseball if he could harness the ability to focus.

    (I think Kennedy is now covering Tampa games)

  921. vinny-b (keep Montero) July 29th, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    “TB stole Garza from MIN”

    and at the time it looked like the complete opposite

  922. Pepitone July 29th, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    Pat M….
    July 29th, 2009 at 8:49 pm
    That overhead shot of Cano’s swing reminded be of the great George Brett’s swing…….Cano is so very good, and he’s only going to get better……
    =========

    Yep, and I remember last year there was a hue and cry to trade him before his value dipped any lower.

    Cano can be frustrating, he can be a headcase, and he can be an adventure in the field, but I don’t know any other second baseaman in the bigs that I would be willing to trade him for.

    That is why I am against this Halladay trade talk. You don’t get rid of your young players for a veteran gamble, no matter how good he may be.

  923. CB July 29th, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    Joba’s average fastball velocity tonight – 92.

    And look at how bad the Tampa Bay swings are against him.

    He’s overpowering them sitting 92-95.

    It’s all location.

  924. Bronx Jeers July 29th, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    The Rays are playing Black Crowes tunes when A-Rod comes up. Pretty funny.

    —————————————————————

    Is it? Because I think it’s a little messed up.

    Yanks don’t do that kind of stuff. Do they?

    I’m squinting again and I still see a chunky, dark haired Halladay.

  925. djsunyc July 29th, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    i give rdm props tho. obviously he likes attention and he’s getting it. probably just made his evening. now he can tell all his friends tomorrow during recess.

    rdm – 1
    lohud blog – 0

  926. GreenBeret7 July 29th, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    VT Yankeefan the Original
    July 29th, 2009 at 8:56 pm
    Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland confirmed today that the New York Yankees have interest in outfielder Josh Anderson,

    ============================================

    Uh…why?

    ————————————————————

    Outfield defense for the system and base running speed.

  927. Vader July 29th, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    L to the 2nd
    July 29th, 2009 at 8:54 pm
    I miss Rizzuto, Messer & White

    Me too

  928. MG July 29th, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    Joba is just painting the corners with his fastball, this is very, very impressive…

  929. Betsy July 29th, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    Boy, if Joba keeps pitching like this – we have some first 3. Imagine Joba and Phil topping the rotation for years to come – nice dream, and maybe it will come true.

  930. djsunyc July 29th, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    longoria gave joba a wicked stare down there…

  931. Todd July 29th, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    Sit down Eva Longoria LOL baby!

  932. Maria July 29th, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    Longoria is pissedddd.

  933. Erica - always OPPC July 29th, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    I was in Roosevelt Field Mall tonight and walked past the Steiner Sports Store. I noticed the following upcoming autograph signings: (Listen up Betsy!!!!)

    Phil Hughes Thursday August 27th
    Joe Girardi September 13th
    Yogi Berra August 8th

    I thought some of you might appreciate this. If nothing else you can always ambush Girardi and try to get him to play your line up submissions

  934. RalphieD (OPPC) YES Radar Gun=Terrible July 29th, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    joba…thank you

  935. Joekuh - I'll meet your mama under the O'Neill Banner! July 29th, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAA @ longoria staring at joba. i’m lovin every minute of this!!

  936. Trevor July 29th, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    Complete game for Joba?

  937. NYY626 July 29th, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    damn joba, you’re going to reach that innings limit fast huh?

  938. Psyluk July 29th, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    I can’t believe Tampa’s deliberately driving up Joba’s innings count so that they’ll have to watch him during the stretch run of the season :)

    The Yankees should just send Joba home to Nebraska every time he has a bad start.

  939. trisha - OPPC lifetime member whose new BFF is Rajai Davis July 29th, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    OT but still baseball oriented.

    Bodhisattva (bod) and I have our own version of Casey at Bat going, and we are having such a good time with it.

    My dad introduced my brothers, sisters and I to the poem when we were growing up, and he used to read it to us all the time. Last night after the game I found it in its entirety and read it aloud. I used the same inflection he used to use when he read it. (“Strike one!!!!!” the umpire said.)

    After I read it I had a good cry. What a special dad I had. And I really miss him so much. I just hope he always realized how important he was to us.

    And now of course, I will go and have another good cry.

    :)

  940. Todd July 29th, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    Sox are willing to trade Brad Penny for some loose change…………..

  941. vinny-b (keep Montero) July 29th, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    does Joba look/remind anyone of Jeret Wright (circa Cleveland Indians 1997)

    (i hope not)

  942. teddy July 29th, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    great job joba lets go offense

  943. Vin July 29th, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    man how impressive was that inning, he got 2 quick outs…then got into al il trouble..then quick 2 quick 95 mph fastballs for strikes…then nasty slider to K their best hitter…i mean this is what we came to expect from joba…its comin to fruition..its a marvel to watch

  944. CB July 29th, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    Think Joba is in Longoria’s head?

    Three pitch K.

    Joba at 79 pitches through 6 innings.

    That an average of 13 pitches per inning.

    AL average is around 16 pitches per inning.

  945. Johnny D. July 29th, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    On our way to gaining another game over the Sox!

  946. sunny615 July 29th, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    longoria was definitely eyeballing joba (probably waiting for the fist pumping). Joba was upping his velocity to94 too so that offspeed totally fooled Longo into an early swing. He’s out for blood now.

  947. randy l. July 29th, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    “But that’s the danger of monocultures that completely focus on process.”

    i have to learn to write like cb.

    who coould argue with that ?

    if i’ve told you all once , i’ve told you a thousand times,

    watch out for monocultures :)

  948. stuart July 29th, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    nice change by joba.. he is there 3rd starrter in the playoffs if he pitches anything like this..

    joba looks great. very few changes the whole night but that one was nasty..

    how can you guys watch NESPN??Sutcliffe is a baffoon..

  949. sunny615 July 29th, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    agree with CB – Joba is totally in Longo’s head now.

  950. MG July 29th, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    CB
    July 29th, 2009 at 8:58 pm
    Joba’s average fastball velocity tonight – 92.

    And look at how bad the Tampa Bay swings are against him.

    He’s overpowering them sitting 92-95.

    It’s all location.
    —————————————————-

    this is why you don’t waste him (or Hughes) in the 8th inning for their careers. After these 3 starts it’s going to be tough to keep him out of the rotation in the playoffs because he’s likely to pitch like this the rest of the season.

  951. Pepitone July 29th, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    “He was saying he things he could be one of the best pitchers in baseball if he could harness the ability to focus.”
    ==========

    Thanks, Doreen. I figured it had something to do with either focus, or conditioning. He’s got too good of stuff to be floundering around at 7-7. He’s still young, he’ll learn.

  952. Vader July 29th, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    I can see it now, Hank salivating…Joba…Joba…

  953. L to the 2nd July 29th, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    So CC winds up thw weak link this series.

    Go figure.

  954. trisha - OPPC lifetime member whose new BFF is Rajai Davis July 29th, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    “Thank you, Trish. I’d like to give the northern style a try. I’ll send you a message after the game. These posts from the trolls are too entertaining to miss.”

    :lol:

  955. NYY626 July 29th, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    Erica, what time are the signings? I met Pettitte in 95 doing a signing, highlight of my young life lol :)

  956. BBB July 29th, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    who’s the better pitcher right now? Kershaw or Joba? They’re pretty similar.

  957. Erica - always OPPC July 29th, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    Patrick the Prospect Hugger
    July 29th, 2009 at 5:54 pm
    “Because Damon needs rest more than Cabrera. And because Swish sucks as an outfielder.”

    Damon plays more often than Cabrera should. Swisher is a better OF than Duncan.

    Even if Damon needs a rest more what would you rather have happen. Here are your options:

    Bench Damon, play Duncan in LF.
    Bench Damon, play Swisher in LF, Hinske in RF.
    Bench Damon, play Swisher in LF, Duncan in RF.

    ***

    PTPH-

    If you are out there- you forgot a scenario

    Bench Damon, make Erica sad :-(

  958. rconn23 July 29th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    I wonder if Gammons still believes the Red Sox can get a Justin Smoak level prospect for Brad Penny:)

  959. The Realist July 29th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    Hey Guys

  960. S.A.--Serenity Now July 29th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    Outstanding game from Jobber today so far. :lol:

  961. L to the 2nd July 29th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    How’s that pitching depth going Boston?

  962. Erica - always OPPC July 29th, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    NYY626
    July 29th, 2009 at 9:03 pm
    Erica, what time are the signings? I met Pettitte in 95 doing a signing, highlight of my young life lol
    ****

    They varied. The Phil Hughes one was at 6-7:30 in the evening

    Girardi’s was an afternoon I believe. So was Yogis.

    Steiner sports could probably give you better info. I just wanted to pass it on

  963. The Realist July 29th, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    http://metsforever.blogspot.com/

    Pete the Sox Fan, scroll to May 2, 2004.

  964. carl July 29th, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    Oakland nice job

  965. MG July 29th, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    NYY626
    July 29th, 2009 at 9:03 pm
    Erica, what time are the signings? I met Pettitte in 95 doing a signing, highlight of my young life lol
    ————————————————–

    I played golf with Andy (and Roger) in 2003 at my club in San Francisco, Andy is just a great guy even if his golf ability (at the time) wasn’t up to his standards.

  966. Andrew July 29th, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    Joba should be pitching in AAA for a year to get himself straightened out. He clearly can’t figure it out on his own at the major league level. Also, he’s out of shape and going to turn into one of those flash-in-the-pan type guys with a short flame of success in the major leagues. Oh, right, I forgot it’s been two weeks since any of that was being discussed and it’s all looking pretty irrelevant right now.

  967. NYY626 July 29th, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    It’s very much appreciated Erica, Thanks!

  968. Pat M.... July 29th, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    CB, Chamberlain is just playing catch with Jorge….His tempo on the hill is just superb, he looks so much improved from what I saw in Anahiem just a few weeks ago….He’s spotting his fastball and everything is working off that pitch…..Excellent ….

  969. carl July 29th, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    This ump is one of the rare good ones

  970. RDM July 29th, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    A Rod is the worst GEES

  971. Tarheelyank July 29th, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    “if i’ve told you all once , i’ve told you a thousand times,

    watch out for monocultures”

    Randy
    is a monoculture another way to say Cashman

  972. djsunyc July 29th, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    The Realist July 29th, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    http://metsforever.blogspot.com/

    Pete the Sox Fan, scroll to May 2, 2004.

    ——–

    it would explain the strong dislike for arod…

  973. sunny615 July 29th, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    who’s in arod’s head?

  974. YankeesLuv July 29th, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    well that stinks, lol

  975. Donnie - Will Meet Carl Crawford Under the O'Neill Banner July 29th, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    Grah, Alex. Geez.

  976. RDM July 29th, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    Can A Rod move and bat like 7th or 8th…typical AB…strike one down the middle, ball, strike two, ball, GIDP…..

  977. Todd July 29th, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    8-3 A’s

  978. Pepitone July 29th, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    A-Rod hits into a double play ………….

    I didn’t say a thing.

  979. Erica - always OPPC July 29th, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    Trisha-

    Can I get in on the chart??? I am going for the even 100!

  980. Betsy July 29th, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    Again, I think the “no one likes to pitch to Jorge” theory can be put to rest……

    I don’t get Joe Magrane….sort of. I put it on MLB network and he says that Joba has no idea how to throw inside. Well, I sort of understand that because Joba air mailed that pitch (forget who it was to)……but then he praises Garza for retaliating the right way. Now, I don’t think Garza was at all trying to hit or hurt Tex, but that pitch came awfully close to the middle of his back. How again is that the right way to pitch?

    I always thought Phil should have been untouchable. I’m glad he put himself back in that category again, but he never should have been out of it. What arms they have……and they are complimentary to each other. Joba is the classic power pitcher – Phil, he almost seems a hybrid (of whom, I don’t know, but he’s got such a good arm and such impeccable command). I’m crossing my fingers that these kids stay healthy.

  981. RDM July 29th, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    A Rod apologizes to you Joba…

  982. YankeesLuv July 29th, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    Let’s go A’s!

  983. Pete is a Red Sox fan July 29th, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    The fact that Pete is a red Sox fan explains his hatred for A-Rod and Joe G, his underrating of Yankee prospects, and his open bias.

    It’s sad some Yankee fans take his opinion as gospel.

  984. dtv July 29th, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    SAY HELLO TO MY LITTLE FRIEND!

    Oakland busts it open 8-3 in the 6th.

    You smell that!?!

    You smell that!?!

    I smell a 3 1/2 game lead.

  985. Todd July 29th, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    Impact signings: Brad Penny, John Smoltz, Rocco Baldelli

  986. Betsy July 29th, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    What is it with people’s obsession with Alex? My god, the man is human – he just can’t do enough for some people. Oh well, let them be miserable – I just hope they do not cheer for him when he does well.

  987. RS July 29th, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    A’s offense is on fire. Giambi on the DL, Holliday traded- no problem…they went out and pummeled Minnesota’s pitching. Yanks did a pretty good job holding them down but now they’ve scored 17 runs in Fenway Park in two days.

  988. MG July 29th, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    RDM wants Cody Ransom playing 3rd base every game, I just figured that out.

  989. RalphieD (OPPC) YES Radar Gun=Terrible July 29th, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    great pitch joba…nasty

  990. Betsy July 29th, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    A-Rod doesn’t have to apologize to Joba or to anyone……lol

  991. randy l. July 29th, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    brad penny is no livan

    when will these teams learn ?

    just get livan and have a good bad starter who will fill that # 5 slot with inning eating quality starts.

  992. Dave July 29th, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    um, 99mph??

  993. Andrew July 29th, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    The YES gun is always good for a laugh. Joba somehow now throwing 99? Hilarious.

  994. Pat M.... July 29th, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    Yeah, Randy I ( The Original Tin Cup ) I was going to comment on CB’s monocultures , however I decided to be with everyone else here and try to figure out what the hell the he was really talking about….I finished college in 1976, but I was kind of lost with all that….I do know that Edwin Jackson is an outstanding talent, and Tampa screwed up on that trade….

  995. Dave July 29th, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    the yes gun is as passionate as the fans

  996. trisha - OPPC lifetime member whose new BFF is Rajai Davis July 29th, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    Erica – you have just been added to the chart.

    :)

  997. Pel July 29th, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    JOBA 8O

  998. Betsy July 29th, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    Erica – no way! Phil in my neck of the woods – lol, I may faint. Now if AJ would just come out here……I have NO idea what I will say to Phil……

  999. MG July 29th, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    Betsy, Magrane broadcast Rays games for 10 years, that should explain everything to you. Besides, he sucks anyway.

  1000. Vader July 29th, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    Betsy, like I said earlier….

    July 29th, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    I don’t why…but I really do not like Joe Magrane of the MLB Network.

    I’m glad I got that off my chest.

  1001. RDM July 29th, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    Great job Joba…

  1002. Pepitone July 29th, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    “Impact signings: Brad Penny, John Smoltz, Rocco Baldelli”
    =========

    I guess that puts a dent in the armor of that “great” Sox GM …. what was his name again?

  1003. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Montero Fanaticus Primus July 29th, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    Who are you, and what have you done to Joba Chamberlain?

  1004. RalphieD (OPPC) YES Radar Gun=Terrible July 29th, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    <<<impressed…good job joba you impressed 19 year old college student

  1005. miggs July 29th, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    Its so funny I wrote a post joking about him being a Sox fan. He deleted my post immediately and temporarily banned me from posting.

    Then in an email exchange he claimed to be a Braves fan.

    This was during a Yankees loss when he basically was taunting the Yankee fans.

    The truth comes out.

  1006. NYY626 July 29th, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    Wow MG thats awesome! I’d love to spend a day with Andy! :)

  1007. Todd July 29th, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    Nice try Pat Squirrel

  1008. Erica - always OPPC July 29th, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    NYY626
    July 29th, 2009 at 9:06 pm
    It’s very much appreciated Erica, Thanks!

    ****

    Sure, I am always thinking of my LoHud peeps!

  1009. Psyluk July 29th, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    The best 3-game stretch of Joba’s career. I don’t care what anyone says. This guy has the stuff to be a fantastic starter and needs to stay in the rotation.

  1010. Johnny D. July 29th, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    We should have trade Joba for Halladay, right guys?

  1011. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! BOSTON 8 NEW YORK 0 = 1st PLACE NYY July 29th, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    99 mph? someone tell me what gameday saids.

  1012. BJK July 29th, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    The Realist
    July 29th, 2009 at 9:05 pm
    Pete the Sox Fan, scroll to May 2, 2004.

    ———————————————————–

    You have way too much time on your hands.

    I mean really, who cares who Pete rooted for growing up? His job is to cover the Yankees and he does a great job giving us info we’d otherwise never have access too.

    This is his blog. He can write whatever he wants. You don’t like it, go somewhere else.

    Honestly, some people are ridiculous.

  1013. DFox July 29th, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    That should be it for Joba. Awesome start, 3 run lead, no need to burn innings and have him pitch the 8th. Let Hughes handle it and Joba can call it a night.

  1014. GreenBeret7 July 29th, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    88 pitches in 7 innings. Do you managers control Chamberlain’s innings or bring him out for the 8th inning?

    I would bring him back out.

  1015. vinny-b (keep Montero) July 29th, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    “The fact that Pete is a red Sox fan explains his hatred for A-Rod and Joe G, his underrating of Yankee prospects, and his open bias”

    please crawl back under your rock.

  1016. MG July 29th, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    will this start (and the last two) permanently put to rest the ‘Joba to the bullpen’ crap forever? He is going to be a stud in the rotation for a long time and is blossoming right in front of us…

  1017. L to the 2nd July 29th, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    Joba’s on – 90 pitches – does he start the 8th?

  1018. tex's friend July 29th, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    95 on GD

  1019. Joe I July 29th, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    “just get livan and have a good bad starter who will fill that # 5 slot with inning eating quality starts.”

    Plus, he can be a right handed hitting pinch hitter.

  1020. randy l. July 29th, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    “is a monoculture another way to say Cashman”

    tarheel yank-

    i have no idea what cb said , but it sounded so good i got hypnotized.

  1021. Scorpio July 29th, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    Came home to a great outing by Joba. Nice! what’s his pitch count, can he go CG?

  1022. rconn23 July 29th, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    Oy. Young pitchers.

    Anderson walks Lowell to lead off the 6th with a five-run lead.

  1023. CB July 29th, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    Pep,

    You were talking before about the young players on the yankees.

    When’s the last time the yankees had a 23 year old putting pitching at the level Joba has been over these past several games.

    It’s just unbelievable. He’s 23.

    Not even Guidry was doing this at 23. He never got a real shot at that age.

    GB7 and I were talking about how good Mel Stottelmeyer was as a player before he got hurt. Never saw him play but I’d have to guess he might have been the last 22-23 year old the yanks had that with stuff similar to Joba. Righetti never had close to Joba’s stuff.

    Though I’d have to guess Joba was better than Stottlmeyer. But I think he might be the last comparable arm they had (excluding Hughes of course…)

  1024. EY July 29th, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    Let’s see, against a “contending team” the Rays.

    Halladay on 7/24 against Tampa: 9IP 2ER
    Joba today against Tampa: 7IP 0ER, and still going strong

    Keep Joba! Say no to Halladay.

  1025. Betsy July 29th, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    I should go to see Yogi, too…..and Joe. Man, I will be so tongue-tied…….

  1026. carl July 29th, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    Sui turns on the after burners

  1027. Andrew July 29th, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    Hideki running like a gazelle out there, the spruce goose is loose!

  1028. Erica - always OPPC July 29th, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    Betsy
    July 29th, 2009 at 9:13 pm
    Erica – no way! Phil in my neck of the woods – lol, I may faint. Now if AJ would just come out here……I have NO idea what I will say to Phil……

    ****

    Betsy, you have 4 weeks to figure it out!! LOL.

    When I got to meet Stevie Nicks in March (after 10 years of dreaming of the day) I stuttered like an idiot and cried after. LOL. You can’t possibly be worse than that

    Let me know if you wind up going to the signing though. I would love to stop by and say hi!

  1029. Todd July 29th, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    Pepitone………..may I add Matt Clement & Julio Lugo to the great signings of ‘The Boy Genius’?

  1030. djsunyc July 29th, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    matsui looks like he’s running in reverse…

  1031. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! BOSTON 8 NEW YORK 0 = 1st PLACE NYY July 29th, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    tex’s friend that was his top speed today?

  1032. vinny-b (keep Montero) July 29th, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    “The best 3-game stretch of Joba’s career. I don’t care what anyone says. This guy has the stuff to be a fantastic starter and needs to stay in the rotation”

    yes. IF he stays healthy

  1033. Vrsce July 29th, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    Pete can be a fan of any team he wants, including the Sox. It does not seem to affect his professional integrity.

  1034. RDM July 29th, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    BUNT BUNT BUNT BUNT

  1035. Lee23 July 29th, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    Todd
    July 29th, 2009 at 9:00 pm
    Sox are willing to trade Brad Penny for some loose change…………..

    ————————————————————
    …and an egg of Silly Putty

  1036. Erica - always OPPC July 29th, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    Thanks Trisha for putting me in!

    You should start participating in “Guess the Line Up”. We play every weekday, starting at 2 for 7pm starts. Tomorrow it will start at 3

  1037. RDM July 29th, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    I don’t care who is up BUNT, get runner to 3rd and give Yanks 2 chances to get the 4th run…

  1038. MG July 29th, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    I bring Joba back out to start the 8th and bring in Hughes if someone gets on, that’s a pretty standard move made by good managers forever. He’s been so dominant and getting outs so easily it doesn’t make sense to pull him without giving him a chance to go 1-2-3 in the 8th.

  1039. Betsy July 29th, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    MG, lol……….Finding mediots to make idiotic comments about the Yankees is like finding the hidden Mickey’s at Disney, except it’s not that much fun to find them.

    Pat M, didn’t you say the Angels passed on Phil for Jared Weaver?

  1040. L to the 2nd July 29th, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    Agree GB7, send him out.

    First sign of trouble –Yooooouz, Mo

  1041. RDM July 29th, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    Very important run out there….let’s go Yanks

  1042. Uncle Ellsworth (turn off your mind relax and float downstream) July 29th, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    Trisha
    Wins Chart
    will the latecomers have an asterisk to denote that they had the benefit of 3/5 of the season being played to guess?

    Sorry Erica.

  1043. Todd July 29th, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    good move pinch running

  1044. Andrew July 29th, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    Cody Ransom sighting. He is going to do some serious vertical leaping on his way home this inning.

  1045. Vader July 29th, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    “Pete can be a fan of any team he wants, including the Sox. It does not seem to affect his professional integrity.”

    That may be different if he covered the Mets.

  1046. Zooboy July 29th, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    Miss Gardy here. Any word updates on how much longer he’s gone?

  1047. tex's friend July 29th, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    95 is top speed so far today on gameday.

  1048. Evan D July 29th, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    What a 3 game stretch from Joba!

    Making me look foolish that I believe he will be a reliever.

    keep this up and you could start all you want. And this is a big game to me. Win a series against one of the few really good teams in the league. (Sorry betsy, the Rangers and Twins aren’t in that league yet).

  1049. MG July 29th, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    CB, I was 17 when Stott came up midyear in ’64, he was a sinkerball pitcher and didn’t throw as hard as Joba. Think Wang with a better slider.

  1050. RS July 29th, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    Keep Joba and Hughes and let them develop. If those two turn into top of the rotation starters, then it won’t matter if Sabathia and/or Burnett decline towards the end of their contracts.

    Look at the SF Giants…Zito is way overpaid but it doesn’t matter because they have Lincecum and Cain making pennies. At some point, it becomes really valuable to have great, CHEAP, young starters.

  1051. vinny-b (keep Montero) July 29th, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    prediction:

    if NYY wins this game, they are in the playoffs.

  1052. randy l. July 29th, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    ” I was going to comment on CB’s monocultures , however I decided to be with everyone else here and try to figure out what the hell the he was really talking about….”

    pat m-

    …but you know it totally made sense right. i have no idea what he meant, but you know it meant something.

    it’s like a zen thing. you have to look the other way to see it :)

  1053. Thomas July 29th, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    Joba has been lights out!

    And LETS GO A’S! KEEP IT UP!!

  1054. Brandon W July 29th, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    I bring Joba back out for the 8th. If he really struggles, bring in Hughes. I don’t pull him at the first base-runner necessarily, but it depends on his pitch count and such.

  1055. Betsy July 29th, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    Erica, I’m almost positive I’m going to go to see Phil – I’d love to meet you. We could tag team him…….. I really have a hard time with getting intelligble English out in front of celebrities. One time I went to a Knicks welcome home dinner (this was years ago, when they were good) and I practically hid behind my father. Still, Phil is so approachable that I think it will be ok……

  1056. the stranger July 29th, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    Who cares if Pete is a Sox fan? He does a kick ass job on the blog (by far, the best baseball related blog on the internet, incidentally).

  1057. CB July 29th, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    randy,

    Thanks (I think… really don’t mean to be confusing…).

    I know it’s your busy time of year but we miss you around here. Glad you stopped by.

    I’m really bummed about Wang, but the team is really playing good ball.

    Try to stop my more.

  1058. carl July 29th, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    Posada baby!!!

  1059. Todd July 29th, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    BIG BIG HIT…………HUGE!!!!

  1060. YankeesLuv July 29th, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    Posada!

  1061. L to the 2nd July 29th, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    HIP HIP

  1062. CM July 29th, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    I just hope all the Joba to the bullpen talk will finally go away. Anyway, Joba is pitching lights out.

  1063. Pel July 29th, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    Nice job. Jorge coming through with a timely tack-on.

  1064. BJK July 29th, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    RDM
    July 29th, 2009 at 9:18 pm
    I don’t care who is up BUNT, get runner to 3rd and give Yanks 2 chances to get the 4th run…

    ——————————————————–

    What’s the word they like to use around here? Oh yeah. Fail.

  1065. stuart July 29th, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    joba absolutely comes out for the start of the 8th but have hughes get ready…..

  1066. Vader July 29th, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    vinny-b (keep Montero)
    July 29th, 2009 at 9:20 pm
    prediction:

    if NYY wins this game, they are in the playoffs.

    Not like you are going out on a ledge or anything…but I hope your prediction comes true.

  1067. MG July 29th, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    RDM, I’m giong to teach you some baseball here, I know you won’t listen or understand:

    runner on 2nd, no one out, veteran left pull hitter at bat, the last thing you would do if you knew anything about baseball is bunt. Anything on the ground to the right side gets him to 3rd anyway and a fly ball might also. Now STFU

  1068. Pepitone July 29th, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    “When’s the last time the yankees had a 23 year old putting pitching at the level Joba has been over these past several games.”
    ========

    I saw Stottlemeyer pitch during his rookie season, and he had nowhere near the stuff Chamberlain has.

    I thought Righetti was something special when he first came up, but his career didn’t turn out the way he would have liked I’m sure.

    You’re right, I cannot remember a 23 year old pitcher with such a great future as the Yankees have with him, and Hughes! That is why I have been totally opposed to trading our young talent. Now we have two young men, with more to come, who will be around for a long long time – barring a major injury of course.

  1069. Betsy July 29th, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    I would also leave Joba out there, although the problem is if Phil is warming up at the beginning of the 8th in case Joba gets in trouble, and then Joba has an easy inning, it means that Phil will have warmed up for nothing. I’d like to avoid that.

  1070. Johnny D. July 29th, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    Yeah, I don’t feel any Sox-fan undertones in his posts. Plenty of Yankees fans hate A-Rod and there are one hundred comments calling for the firing of Girardi in here every day.

  1071. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! BOSTON 8 NEW YORK 0 = 1st PLACE NYY July 29th, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    damn nice play

  1072. Uncle Ellsworth (turn off your mind relax and float downstream) July 29th, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    I had monoculture is high school.

  1073. Erica - always OPPC July 29th, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    Uncle Ellsworth (turn off your mind relax and float downstream)
    July 29th, 2009 at 9:19 pm
    Trisha
    Wins Chart
    will the latecomers have an asterisk to denote that they had the benefit of 3/5 of the season being played to guess?

    Sorry Erica.

    ***

    It’s cool Uncle E. I agree with you 100%. Trisha, I deserve an asterisk

  1074. bru July 29th, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    somebody should call francessa & ask him how his boy porcello is doing compared to joba.

    he should admit he was wrong.

  1075. djsunyc July 29th, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    Betsy July 29th, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    Erica, I’m almost positive I’m going to go to see Phil – I’d love to meet you. We could tag team him……..

    ———

    betsy, it’s not even 10pm, kids are still reading this blog :)

  1076. Betsy July 29th, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    The only thing is – what do we do about Joba’s innings limits? Skip him a few starts? I think that’s the only thing to do – we can’t afford to put him back in the pen, not with the way he’s pitching.

  1077. trisha - OPPC lifetime member whose new BFF is Rajai Davis July 29th, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    Uncle, I don’t think Erica would object to that and it is a good point. Anyone who signs up from today on will get that asterisk.

    (I bet you’ll still have people here who, if they were honest, would probably guess 75 wins and unequivocally would rank the Sux higher. :) )

    NO TAFFY FOR THEM!

  1078. DFox July 29th, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    I’m really suprised at all the people who want Joba going out and pitching a pointless 8th inning. That 8th inning, 1-2-3 or not, is one less inning he’ll pitch going forward…

  1079. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! July 29th, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    Complete game for Joba tonight?

    What’s his pitch count now? And pitch limit?

  1080. miggs July 29th, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    Joba for the 8th?

  1081. CB July 29th, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    “I do know that Edwin Jackson is an outstanding talent, and Tampa screwed up on that trade….”

    Pat M.,

    I know you knew that. In a very round about way that was what I was trying to say.

    I do not have your talent for being succinct and to the point!

    Numbers are important in assessing the game, IMO.

    And they mean jack diddley if you don’t scout talent and have an eye for it.

    That’s the substance. The numbers are secondary.

  1082. GreenBeret7 July 29th, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    CB
    July 29th, 2009 at 9:16 pm
    Pep,

    You were talking before about the young players on the yankees.

    When’s the last time the yankees had a 23 year old putting pitching at the level Joba has been over these past several games.

    It’s just unbelievable. He’s 23.

    Not even Guidry was doing this at 23. He never got a real shot at that age.

    GB7 and I were talking about how good Mel Stottelmeyer was as a player before he got hurt. Never saw him play but I’d have to guess he might have been the last 22-23 year old the yanks had that with stuff similar to Joba. Righetti never had close to Joba’s stuff.

    Though I’d have to guess Joba was better than Stottlmeyer. But I think he might be the last comparable arm they had (excluding Hughes of course…)

    ————————————————————

    Stottlemyre could be best described as the first version of Wang. 93 MPH 4 seam fastball and a hard sinker that just dropped like a forkball at about 91 MPH. Great control, double plays, game after game and stayed in all game long. He could field as well as Kaat and Mussina and a very good hitter. A two homer game, inside the park grand slam, and as a rookie threw a complete game shutout and had a 5-5 game at the plate in the same game.

  1083. MG July 29th, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    that extra run allows Joba to probably pitch the 8th unless a couple of guys get on, they won’t let him face the tying run in any situation.

  1084. miggs July 29th, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    If they were smart they’d skip his next start.

    With the off day they can just start Pettitte on regular rest. That also sets Joba up to face the Sox instead of Mitre.

  1085. NYY626 July 29th, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    Ok, Trisha, mark me at 99*

  1086. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! BOSTON 8 NEW YORK 0 = 1st PLACE NYY July 29th, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    “The only thing is – what do we do about Joba’s innings limits? Skip him a few starts? I think that’s the only thing to do – we can’t afford to put him back in the pen, not with the way he’s pitching.”

    I guess so, have him do side sessions skip him like 3-4 starts have him ready for rd.1 game 3 or 4.

  1087. Zooboy July 29th, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    Joba rules.

  1088. Johnny D. July 29th, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    Why complete game? Is a CG shutout really considered THAT impressive?

  1089. Erica - always OPPC July 29th, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    Look!!! It’s Joba in the 8th inning!!!
    (sorry, couldn’t resist)

  1090. MG July 29th, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    Betsy
    July 29th, 2009 at 9:25 pm
    The only thing is – what do we do about Joba’s innings limits? Skip him a few starts? I think that’s the only thing to do – we can’t afford to put him back in the pen, not with the way he’s pitching.
    —————————————
    Betsy, thanks for coming over from the dark side on Joba, it’s much sunnier over here…

  1091. Trevor July 29th, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    Hughes warming up why Joe?

  1092. djsunyc July 29th, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    miggs July 29th, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    If they were smart they’d skip his next start.

    With the off day they can just start Pettitte on regular rest. That also sets Joba up to face the Sox instead of Mitre.

    ——–

    good idea miggs…

  1093. pat July 29th, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    “The only thing is – what do we do about Joba’s innings limits?”

    You work on putting some distance between you and the other teams in the standings now and you have more options when that decision comes.

  1094. NYY626 July 29th, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    Think if they let Joba get a CG Phil will be pissed? He was not too happy when he wasn’t allowed to finish back in May

  1095. Patrick Bateman July 29th, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    Glad to see everyone has jumped back on the Joba bandwagon.

  1096. bru July 29th, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    ring ring.
    cashman answers
    this is the gm of toronto
    how can i help you
    we will take joba or hughes,you decide

    click,dial tone.

  1097. tex's friend July 29th, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    inning limit is stupid, considering innings can be 5 pitches or 25.

  1098. teddy July 29th, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    2 DOWN

  1099. Jerkface July 29th, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    I know you knew that. In a very round about way that was what I was trying to say.

    I do not have your talent for being succinct and to the point!

    Numbers are important in assessing the game, IMO.

    And they mean jack diddley if you don’t scout talent and have an eye for it.

    That’s the substance. The numbers are secondary.

    Its also important to understand that sometimes performance trumps talent. There are plenty of hard throwers who never put it together. Or guys who take a long time to put together a decent run.

    Nothing other than Edwin jackson’s stuff suggested he would be more than average.

  1100. Betsy July 29th, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    DJSUNYC, lol – no, I think the kids and the trolls went to bed as soon as the Yankees scored a run.

  1101. Stephen July 29th, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    Joba’s innings limit is obviously a made-up story perpetuated by the liberal elite in the mainstream media.

    ;)

  1102. Scorpio July 29th, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    2/3rds of “Generation Trey” flashing their brilliance this season.

    A season late but still…thanks Cashman for being forward thinking.

  1103. carl July 29th, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    Joba at 94 pitches. 2 outs in the 8th

  1104. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! BOSTON 8 NEW YORK 0 = 1st PLACE NYY July 29th, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    Jobber looks like an animal right now. Bartlett wasn’t even in the box and he was in the stretch. Prbly why he’s 3-0 on him right now.

  1105. Uncle Ellsworth (turn off your mind relax and float downstream) July 29th, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    discretion is the better part of valor – no ninth

  1106. CB July 29th, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    MG,

    Thanks for the info on mel. The Wang comparison is very helpful. I knew mel threw hard but didn’t know he was that much of a sinker guy.

    So does any other young pitcher – I mean 22-23 – that the team has had remind you of Joba?

    If it’s not Mel then you start going back to some very special teams and players.

  1107. MG July 29th, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    here comes Hughes if he’s ready…

  1108. djsunyc July 29th, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    eiland just asked jorge if joba was good and jorge said “he’s good”…

  1109. the stranger July 29th, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    Is this Joba Chamberlain or Mark Buerhle? Get ball, pitch ball. Keep it up, Jobber.

  1110. HL July 29th, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    Joba, Hughes, then Mo. The way it should be.

  1111. Boston Dave 2.0 July 29th, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    “Pete can be a fan of any team he wants, including the Sox. It does not seem to affect his professional integrity.”

    ——-

    although I agree…

    can any of you imagine being the beat writer for the Red Sox?

    would it affect how you feel about players like Papelbon, Beckett, Youk, etc?

    I’m not sure how I’d feel about covering the Sox so intimately as a diehard Yanks fan…

  1112. Erica - always OPPC July 29th, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    Betsy July 29th, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    Erica, I’m almost positive I’m going to go to see Phil – I’d love to meet you. We could tag team him……..

    ****

    Okay Betsy, I am in! I am just not 100% sure about getting the autograph yet. Patience for things like waiting in line is not something I am very good at

  1113. tex's friend July 29th, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    i hope kennedy comes back strong too.

    go generation trey

  1114. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! BOSTON 8 NEW YORK 0 = 1st PLACE NYY July 29th, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    “inning limit is stupid, considering innings can be 5 pitches or 25.”

    season pitches limit would make more sense.

  1115. Betsy July 29th, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    MG, I never said I didn’t like Joba (he’s admittedly not my favorite Yankeee, that would be Mo – then AJ and Phil) – people misconstrued what I was saying. I think it’s possible, don’t you, to be critical of someone without disliking them? That’s what I was trying to do – and remember that I always said that Joba was a good kid at heart. I said that because I didn’t want people to think I had anything personal against him.

    That said, Joba deserves a ton of credit and it’s only fair that I give it to him. I really do drool over the thought of he and Phil headlining our rotation.

  1116. Roberto Kelly July 29th, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    anyone else think that joba isn’t on an innings limit but on a pitch limit? the yankees arent stupid….

  1117. carl July 29th, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    Big Joba! Great job!

  1118. djsunyc July 29th, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    that was a DOMINATING performance by joba…

  1119. MG July 29th, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    although he was older and the Yankees were ready to give up on him, Ron Guidry had just great stuff as did Dave Righetti. I can’t remember in my lifetime a pitcher this young coming up through the organization with the tools that both Joba and Phil have, that’s what makes this so special and why I want both of them in my rotation for years and years.

  1120. GreenBeret7 July 29th, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    MG
    July 29th, 2009 at 9:20 pm
    CB, I was 17 when Stott came up midyear in ‘64, he was a sinkerball pitcher and didn’t throw as hard as Joba. Think Wang with a better slider.

    ————————————————————

    Stottlemyre came up from Richmond about a month after Luis Tiant did. Mid August and won 9 games. He had the misfortune of starting against Gibson in the WS. For a rookie, that’s some heady stuff. Sadly, his last game was almost 10 years to the day. He was a certain 250 game winner if he had stayed healthy.

  1121. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! BOSTON 8 NEW YORK 0 = 1st PLACE NYY July 29th, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    Do you go to Yussssse or let him put his stamp on this game?

  1122. Terry from NH July 29th, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    2 runs in his last 3 starts for Joba.. Best pitcher on the staff right now.. Great Job Joba!!

  1123. Tarheelyank July 29th, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    “Pete can be a fan of any team he wants, including the Sox. It does not seem to affect his professional integrity.”

    UPDATE, 7:56 p.m.: The Rays are playing Black Crowes tunes when A-Rod comes up. Pretty funny.

    most of the time.

  1124. pat July 29th, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    Joba has always been so good in the 8th inning. :wink:

  1125. Pel July 29th, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    Player of the Game: Joba Chamberlain

  1126. the stranger July 29th, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    The Rays are three outs away from becoming sellers.

  1127. dtv July 29th, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    right now, AJ and Joba are the 1-2 starters

  1128. RalphieD (OPPC) YES Radar Gun=Terrible July 29th, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    great job joba…whatta performance in what was dubbed a “big game” and “big series” by the rays..3 more outs…whos pitching them?

  1129. Brandon W July 29th, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    “Would it affect how you feel about players like Papelbon, Beckett, Youk, etc?”

    I actually don’t mind Papelbon and Beckett, besides in a competitive sense. Not really sure why. I can’t stand Youk though; I’d give him props when he did well, but it would take an awful lot for me to like him.

  1130. Scorpio July 29th, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    I hope Girardi lets Joba go for the CG. He doesn’t look like he’s struggled at all.

  1131. Boston Dave 2.0 July 29th, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    where are the Joba to the bullpen posts??

    I haven’t seen any in a couple weeks.

  1132. GIDP July 29th, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    Sutcliffe is a big bloated drunk.

  1133. Pat M.... July 29th, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    Randy I, CB is like the old EF Hutton slogan, when CB talks everyone listens………..Betsy, The Angels passed on the HS phenom and went with the Long Beach State Jared Weaver who in their defense posted some insane numbers that season…..Although just about every area scout said that Philip Hughes will have the greater career……

  1134. Patrick the Prospect Hugger July 29th, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    Joba was amazing

  1135. Vader July 29th, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    Scorpio…the last 1/3 of Generation Trey had an aneurysm.

  1136. tex's friend July 29th, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    rays as sellers?

    i call upton!

  1137. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! BOSTON 8 NEW YORK 0 = 1st PLACE NYY July 29th, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    “although he was older and the Yankees were ready to give up on him, Ron Guidry had just great stuff as did Dave Righetti. I can’t remember in my lifetime a pitcher this young coming up through the organization with the tools that both Joba and Phil have, that’s what makes this so special and why I want both of them in my rotation for years and years.”

    Where was this comment like 8-12 weeks ago when me and a few others neede help defending Joba & Hughes?

  1138. S.A.--Serenity Now July 29th, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    Total domination by the Jobber

  1139. jpb1973 July 29th, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    If they were smart they’d skip his next start.

    With the off day they can just start Pettitte on regular rest. That also sets Joba up to face the Sox instead of Mitre.

    —————————————————–

    I agree!!! That would be the smart move.

  1140. MG July 29th, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    Betsy, I was thinking about your concerns about Andy and Joba in the rotation, I never thought you didn’t like him, just didn’t trust him to pitch well. It sounds like those concerns are out the window regarding Joba and, as soemone who has watched Andy pitch lots of games, he is going to be fine also now that his cutter is back.

  1141. Observer283 July 29th, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    So…Joba, Montero, and A-Jax for Halladay?

    I mean really, 23 year olds with 3.58 ERA’s (this season, I believe his career ERA as a starter is even lower) in the AL East are a dime a dozen.

  1142. carl July 29th, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    Melky Baby!!

  1143. djsunyc July 29th, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    LECHE!!!!!!!

  1144. Scorpio July 29th, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    Melky Man does it again.

  1145. Pel July 29th, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    MELK DOES A BODY GOOD!

  1146. Betsy July 29th, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    Erica, I have no patience either – I’m not even really an autograph person. I would rather treasure memories…..

  1147. stuart July 29th, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    the daily analysis fro mthe shrewd bloggers. so aftr tonight joba is there 2nd starter if he gets bombed next week according to the shrewd talent evaluators he will be there 5th starter.

    melky needed that..

    bottom line if joba pitches anything like this he is a monster…..

  1148. damed124 July 29th, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    anyone else thinks joba looks menacing as hell when he is on the dugout tonight not smiling or any type of communication?

  1149. Maria July 29th, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    Melky!

    Joba was awesome tonight. I love watching him do well.

  1150. teddy July 29th, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    mELKY

  1151. pat July 29th, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    Robbie and Leche going yard tonight. :smile:

  1152. Jerkface July 29th, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    I posited this somewheres else, but I wonder if (I am positive it must be something like) the yankees use a formula to calculate the innings limits.

    Like Joba went 8 IP today, but they were unstressful, so maybe that only puts 4 Ip in the bank.

    Or he threw 100 pitches, but often had a quick 1-2-3 inning, so he only gets dinged for 50-75

  1153. Vrsce July 29th, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    although I agree…

    can any of you imagine being the beat writer for the Red Sox?

    would it affect how you feel about players like Papelbon, Beckett, Youk, etc?

    I’m not sure how I’d feel about covering the Sox so intimately as a diehard Yanks fan…
    ============================================================

    Even Papelbon’s mother does not like him, so no need to be objective there.

  1154. Zooboy July 29th, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    The Melkman has been a pleasure to watch play all season. What a great turnaround, what a great story. LECHE!

  1155. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! BOSTON 8 NEW YORK 0 = 1st PLACE NYY July 29th, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    Yusssse will pitch the 9th.

  1156. Donnie - Will Meet Carl Crawford Under the O'Neill Banner July 29th, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    Joba only at 101 pitches. Let him finish it?

  1157. Erica - always OPPC July 29th, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    Boston Dave 2.0
    July 29th, 2009 at 9:34 pm
    where are the Joba to the bullpen posts??

    I haven’t seen any in a couple weeks.

    ****

    They were replaced by trade Joba for Halladay

  1158. CM July 29th, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    MELKY!!!!

  1159. S.A.--Serenity Now July 29th, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    Melkman delivers

  1160. Scorpio July 29th, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    Vader – I know, 2 outta 3 ain’t bad =)

  1161. The Ghost July 29th, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    Did anyone see Upton’s eyes before that pitch came in? It looked like he just had no clue what was coming next. I know it’s folksy to say that Joba went home to Nebraska and remembered that baseball is supposed to be fun but I want to know the real reason for this change in Joba. He’s working so much quicker and he’s just throwing whatever Posada is laying down. Pete, pin him down and find out who said what to Joba and what made it sink in

  1162. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! BOSTON 8 NEW YORK 0 = 1st PLACE NYY July 29th, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    nevermind Who is Brian Brunney? will pitch the 9th.

  1163. MG July 29th, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    Brandon, I wasn’t posting here at the time, but I use the screen name ‘ChairmanoftheBoard’ on the Daily News blog, I’m sure you could find plenty of things there if you wanted to waste time looking for them lol

  1164. dtv July 29th, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    3 1/2

  1165. Betsy July 29th, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    Phil already warmed up – it’s a terrible idea to have him warm up and then not pitch. Let Phil go at it…..

    http://kimberlyjones.mlblogs.c.....ys_hi.html

    Good news on Aceves…….and funny stuff on George and Matsui, lol

  1166. GreenBeret7 July 29th, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    MG
    July 29th, 2009 at 9:33 pm
    although he was older and the Yankees were ready to give up on him, Ron Guidry had just great stuff as did Dave Righetti. I can’t remember in my lifetime a pitcher this young coming up through the organization with the tools that both Joba and Phil have, that’s what makes this so special and why I want both of them in my rotation for years and years.

    ————————————————————

    I remember three with all of the talent in the world….once in a decade arm. Bill Burbeck, Gil Patterson and Al Leiter.

  1167. The Ghost July 29th, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    Melky’s shoulder is all better eh?

  1168. abernste July 29th, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    This is a very, very bad night . . . for Mike Francesa.

  1169. Uncle Ellsworth (turn off your mind relax and float downstream) July 29th, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    did Yes show joe shake Joba’s hand if not he’s coming out

  1170. Erica - always OPPC July 29th, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    Betsy
    July 29th, 2009 at 9:36 pm
    Erica, I have no patience either – I’m not even really an autograph person. I would rather treasure memories…..

    ****

    When I saw that you were the first person I thought of. LOL.

    We’ll definitely talk as it gets closer. I would love to hang out if possible

  1171. EY July 29th, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    Waiting for Peter to take back his words from last post (“I personally would do Joba and Jesus Montero for him, but that’s just me.”)

  1172. Uncle Ellsworth (turn off your mind relax and float downstream) July 29th, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    out to pitch

  1173. trisha - OPPC lifetime member whose new BFF is Rajai Davis July 29th, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    NYY626 – you’ve been added

    Uh oh. Sux scored a run. 8-4 bottom of the 8th, 2 down bases empty. I’m very scared!!!

    Just kidding!

    :)

  1174. MG July 29th, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    Ghost, he worked out a hitch in his delivery during the ASB and it’s possible that Harlan kicked his butt all over town and made him promise to just take the sign and throw the pitch without thinking too much.

  1175. carl July 29th, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    Tex Baby!!!

  1176. Pel July 29th, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    MARKY BABY!

  1177. RalphieD (OPPC) YES Radar Gun=Terrible July 29th, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    tex!

  1178. Maria July 29th, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    Tex gets his redemption!

  1179. djsunyc July 29th, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    whether we’re winning or losing, we score runs late in games. i love it…

  1180. Erica - always OPPC July 29th, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    Wow. The Yankee Stadium bandbox is at it again tonight :-)

  1181. NYY626 July 29th, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    “the yankees only hit homeruns in the bandbox” blah blah blah

  1182. Serf July 29th, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    Tex hit that to Mexico.

  1183. MG July 29th, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    it looks like Eduardo Ramirez could pitch the 9th inning now lol

  1184. dtv July 29th, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    MVP!

    MVP!

    MVP!

    MVP!

  1185. Scorpio July 29th, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    Batting practice off Wheeler.
    The Rays need a REAL closer.

  1186. Todd July 29th, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    Major bomb there!

  1187. CM July 29th, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    Tex!!!!! Tied for league lead in home run.

  1188. michelle b. in the ghetto's of oakland July 29th, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Nice bomb from Tex. Holy cow! Is a 6 run lead enough for bruney?

  1189. Evan D July 29th, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Betsy – good question about the innings….

    Joba, on regular rest, would be scheduled to pitch next Monday, August 3. However, the Yankees are off that day.

    If I were Girardi, I would skip his spot and not pitch him on Tuesday. Instead, I would use Pettitte and then Mitre on Tuesday and Wednesday. This way Mitre would not have to start against the Sox on Thursday.

    Rotation would look like this:
    Thurs, 7/30 – Pettitte vs. White Sox
    7/31 – Mitre vs. CWS
    8/1 – AJ vs. CWS
    8/2 – CC vs. CWS
    8/3 (skip Joba)
    8/4 – Pettitte (vs. Halladay??)
    8/5 – Mitre
    8/6 – AJ vs. Boston
    8/7 – CC
    8/8 – Joba (9 day rest)
    8/9 – Pettitte

    What do you all think of that?

  1190. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! BOSTON 8 NEW YORK 0 = 1st PLACE NYY July 29th, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Al please just pop it up, I’d rather you hit tomorrow. LOL

  1191. Rob L. July 29th, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    This team is scary good.

  1192. Scorpio July 29th, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Forget Hughes or Mo.
    It’s mop up duty now. Sweet game tonight.

  1193. CM July 29th, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    *home runs

  1194. EY July 29th, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Is this a Bruney-proof lead now? Guess we won’t need Hughes tonight.

  1195. rconn23 July 29th, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    The Sox game is a long way from over. A’S are just giving up too many walks. Ugh.

  1196. Todd July 29th, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    Tex is mighty strong to hit a ball to the opposite field like that..

  1197. Erica - always OPPC July 29th, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    CM
    July 29th, 2009 at 9:40 pm
    Tex!!!!! Tied for league lead in home run.

    ****

    Absolutely amazing considering he couldn’t hit the ball off a tee in April. MVP!

  1198. Pepitone July 29th, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    GB7 -

    Stottlemyer was paired against Bob Gibson three times during the 64 series! He won game two against him, and barely lost game 5. He got shelled in game 7, but the kid really held his own against one of the greatest to play the game.

    In my opinion Al Downing did more to lose that series than Mel Stottlemyer.

  1199. the stranger July 29th, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    “I actually don’t mind Papelbon and Beckett”

    GTFO!

  1200. Dr. Cox July 29th, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    6-0 I would like to see Melancon.

  1201. MG July 29th, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    time for an RDM post complaining about Arod.

  1202. Lee23 July 29th, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    No worries… Yuke the Puke struck out swingin’

  1203. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! BOSTON 8 NEW YORK 0 = 1st PLACE NYY July 29th, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    “Nice bomb from Tex. Holy cow! Is a 6 run lead enough for bruney?”

    It better be.

  1204. RDM July 29th, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    Then there is A Rod….rally killer….Great game Joba…Tex and Melky nice hits…

  1205. Todd July 29th, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    Bring in Veras LOL

  1206. raymagnetic July 29th, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    Glad to see the baby bombers growing up. :) Career high in HR’s for Melky, yeah!

    Boston losing 8-4, good times!

  1207. johnny July 29th, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    If it weren’t for Wang, this team would have a chance in the playoffs.

  1208. SI July 29th, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    EVAN

    You got the idea. I think the Yankees need to start skipping him especially so we could have our 1, 2, 3 for that series.

  1209. RDM July 29th, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    I make it a point to do something when A Rod bats…like eat, go potty, drink….same old story, the guy is scary bad batting 4th…good clutch win though…have a good night all

  1210. Observer283 July 29th, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    EY, that’s what Pete said today.

    He also said a few dasys ago he would offer Joba, Jesus, and Ajax.

    It just boggles the mind. A 23 year old stud who has the second best ERA on your starting staff and is years from arbitration, your best power hitting prospect in ages, and a centerfielder who projects to be a solid major leaguer and just MIGHT be better. For one and a half years of a great 32 year old pitcher who will be a free agent at 34.

    You just can’t make that trade.

  1211. CB July 29th, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    Tonight the yankees took the Rays out back and simply whoopped them.

    Tex going deep to dead center after getting intentionally beamed just throws down the last smack to the Rays jaw.

    Coming into this series all the yankees truly had to do was to avoid a sweep. That’s it.

    Even if the rays took 2 of 3 that would be just staying afloat for them.

    But the rays had to take at least two of three. This series was much more important for them.

    If the yankees close this out, taking 2 of 3 – and doing it with two dominant wins not only forces the rays further back but sends a clear message to the rays and all of baseball.

  1212. Pel July 29th, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    I’m so glad that Russ Salzberg has nothing to do with YES.

    My9 post-game shows suck. Big time.

  1213. MG July 29th, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    Pepitone
    July 29th, 2009 at 9:42 pm
    GB7 -

    Stottlemyer was paired against Bob Gibson three times during the 64 series! He won game two against him, and barely lost game 5. He got shelled in game 7, but the kid really held his own against one of the greatest to play the game.

    In my opinion Al Downing did more to lose that series than Mel Stottlemyre.
    ———————————————-
    from memory, Mel pitched game 7 on 2 days rest-the HR hit by Ken Boyer off Downing really, really hurt but Gibby really won that series for the Cards.

  1214. Pat M.... July 29th, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    GB, I remember Gil Patterson, he had ( with great respect ) Sandy Koufax stuff…..He was going to be the # 2 punch behind Guidry, only could have been better than Ronnie…….Mr. Stienbrenner must be quite pleased as he watches his boys knocking around the local Rays….

  1215. tj July 29th, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    Bruney trying to get the game to Rivera…

  1216. Dr. Cox July 29th, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    “the stranger
    July 29th, 2009 at 9:42 pm
    “I actually don’t mind Papelbon and Beckett”
    GTFO!”

    hey. sometimes you eat the bear and, well, sometimes he eats you.

  1217. vinny-b (keep Montero) July 29th, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    Chamberlain, Nova, and Nunez will be traded for Roy Halladay, before the trade deadline friday.

    I hope Halladay remains in Toronto. Just a guess.

  1218. tex's friend July 29th, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    melancon pitches 2+ yesterday.

  1219. JD July 29th, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    “The Melkman has been a pleasure to watch play all season. What a great turnaround, what a great story. LECHE!”

    It certainly is x 3. Much to the disbelief and disapproval of the blogger and numerous posters here.

  1220. GreenBeret7 July 29th, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    Pepitone
    July 29th, 2009 at 9:42 pm
    GB7 -

    Stottlemyer was paired against Bob Gibson three times during the 64 series! He won game two against him, and barely lost game 5. He got shelled in game 7, but the kid really held his own against one of the greatest to play the game.

    In my opinion Al Downing did more to lose that series than Mel Stottlemyer.

    ————————————————————

    What really hurt them was the bullpen and Pete Mikellson. If the had been able to get Pedro Ramos on the post season roster instead of Mike Hegan, they would most likely have won. They got Ramos on the 5th of September.

  1221. raymagnetic July 29th, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    I said before the series started that the Rays wouldn’t catch the Yankees.

    Stick a fork in them, they’re done!

  1222. NYY626 July 29th, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    Man I miss Joba right now :)

  1223. tex's friend July 29th, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    take bruney out immediately

  1224. Pel July 29th, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    Bruney doing his best to give the Rays a jump start for a rally.

  1225. Maria July 29th, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    Bruney you have a 6 run lead. Attack the zone.

  1226. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! BOSTON 8 NEW YORK 0 = 1st PLACE NYY July 29th, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    not that I care about the shut out but Bruney is on the cusp of losing his roster spot.

  1227. Honda Fit July 29th, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    “This team is scary good.”

    If you mean the Yanks, then LOLLLL.

    Joba will be shut down. Two good starting pitchers and a thin bullpen. Scary good? Really??????????????

  1228. the stranger July 29th, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    Brian Bruney should go back to the pizza and beers.

    That was the GOOD Bruney.

  1229. Jestr July 29th, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    “This will be devastating news in Taiwan.”
    Take note China, they’re vulnerable!

  1230. EY July 29th, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    I take what I said back. 6 runs is NOT a Bruney-safe lead.

  1231. Boston Dave 2.0 July 29th, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    CB,

    entering this series, Tampa was tied for the fewest home losses in all of MLB.

    they depend on their home wins… and the Yanks swept the rug from under them.

  1232. Vader July 29th, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    Wow…I can’t wait for Crawford to hit the market.

  1233. terpbomber July 29th, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    Dunno why John & Suzyn were saying words to the effect that the 9th inning (with the big lead and all) was tailor made for Bruney.

  1234. Lee23 July 29th, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    And there goes the shutout….

    Maybe 6 ISN’T enough.
    I know Joe loves Bruney, but COME ON!

  1235. Evan D July 29th, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    Only reason not to skip Joba is because he is on the best role of his career.

    Meanwhile Mariano is stretching. Bruney is a disaster. At least we see he cannot be trusted in big games.

  1236. Honda Fit July 29th, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    Really??????

  1237. Pel July 29th, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    >Bruney trying to get the game to Rivera…

    Just as I read that, YES showed Mariano stretching.

  1238. carl July 29th, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    Bruney. Just go have surgery.

  1239. Tarheelyank July 29th, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    Ghost, he worked out a hitch in his delivery during the ASB and it’s possible that Harlan kicked his butt all over town and made him promise to just take the sign and throw the pitch without thinking too much.

    Amen. As much as SJ got on Joba during the Angels series, the one good thing I do remember him saying was Harlan should kick his butt. I remember joking and telling SJ to call Harlan. Maybe he did.

  1240. trisha - OPPC lifetime member whose new BFF is Rajai Davis July 29th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    “Batting practice off Wheeler.
    The Rays need a REAL closer.”

    They have a real closer. His name is J. P. Howell and he is tremendous.

  1241. Jeff NJ - Yankee Fan in Good Times and Bad July 29th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    Evan, I predicted the same thing, skip Joba’s start.

    Too bad Fatcesca is off tomorrow, I would love to hear his take on Joba.

  1242. CB July 29th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    Why is bruney back to overthrowing? He makes the game so much more difficult than it needs to be. Just absurd.

  1243. Uncle Ellsworth (turn off your mind relax and float downstream) July 29th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    oh boy

  1244. GIDP July 29th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    Bruney sucks, trade him.

  1245. Pel July 29th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    Wow. Bruney stinks.

  1246. Todd July 29th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    Brian PEWney

  1247. the stranger July 29th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    Brian Bruney, you ARE the weakest link.

  1248. djsunyc July 29th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    tex showing some leadership there…

  1249. Dr. Cox July 29th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    BRUNEY SUCKS!

  1250. terpbomber July 29th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    Nice going, Bruney. And Girardi for not letting Joba finish the game!

  1251. Donnie - Will Meet Carl Crawford Under the O'Neill Banner July 29th, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    Lord God Almighty, Bruney is awful.

    Time to take him out behind the shed and put two or three rounds in him.

  1252. miggs July 29th, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    Bruney making it a ballgame.

    This guy can’t be used in high-leverage situations.

    He just can’t be.

  1253. Patrick the Prospect Hugger July 29th, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    Take him out as soon as Mo is ready

  1254. Trevor July 29th, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    Bruney………………….nice!

  1255. Dave July 29th, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    “Jeff NJ – Yankee Fan in Good Times and Bad
    July 29th, 2009 at 9:48 pm
    Evan, I predicted the same thing, skip Joba’s start.
    Too bad Fatcesca is off tomorrow, I would love to hear his take on Joba.”

    GOD i couldnt agree more

  1256. Terry from NH July 29th, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    Bruney is terrible. I wouldn’t put that guy in with a 12-run lead. Not one strike thrown and a HR… God Awful!!!!

  1257. SJ44 July 29th, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    Brian Bruney showing why Hughes isn’t leaving the bullpen this year.

    Another garbage performance and they are staying too long with him in this game.

  1258. MG July 29th, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    I never criticize manager’s move during a game but if Hughes was warmed up he should have pitched the 9th, now there is a good chance Mo is coming in if one more guy gets on.

  1259. Betsy July 29th, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    Again, you have to bring Phil out………

    MG, you’re right – I did have major concerns. Joba doesn’t have to pitch like this all the time, but pitching well/solidly helps this team immensely. I missed Andy’s recent start as I was away, but per the blog, it seems he pitched well. That’s encouraging.

    Pat M, Phil was so highly thought of out of HS – I couldn’t believe that the scouts gave up on him so soon. He’s going to struggle upon his return to the rotation next year because that’s what kids do and he still has to work on his change, but I hope folks (fans and experts alike) will be patient. His control is out of this world – the velocity is nice, but I’m more wowed by his ability to paint the corners.

  1260. EY July 29th, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    …….

    Nice job Bruney. One more run and you can become the bridge to Mo.

  1261. RS July 29th, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    Bruney can’t keep his focus and just pitch in a non-close game. He’s overthrowing, as usual.

    If the Yankees have to use Mo in this game, that’s a terrible job by Bruney and the second time that has happened in the last week.

  1262. Evan D July 29th, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    Obviously we all want Bruney to be, well, like Hughes.

    But the reality is he stinks and has never been good. At this point he is like Kyle Farnsworth. It’s better for the Yanks if he sucks it up in meaningless innings so Girardi doesn’t even consider using him in a big spot.

  1263. Paul V July 29th, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    Bruney must go.

  1264. DFox July 29th, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    This shows how incredible Joba was tonight, making these guys look silly the whole night. Then you bring in a now pedestrian pitcher like Bruney, and look at what they do.

    Also, why is Michael Kay playing stupid? It’s pretty obvious that Bruney is going to eventually work this into a save situation so you might as well save everyone the aggravation and bring him in before that.

  1265. Maria July 29th, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    Girardi looks pissed. Why don’t they send out Hughes instead of Mo?

  1266. dtv July 29th, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    Cant trust Bruney

  1267. Pepitone July 29th, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    CB-

    Gil Patterson was a young pitcher most thought was going to be great, same with a kid by the name of Mike Kekich who they got in a trade with the Dodgers. He was said to have Sandy Koufax type stuff, but could never harness it. Plus, he got into a little trouble switching wives with Fritz Peterson in 73.

    Kekich also went to the same High School as me.

  1268. Todd July 29th, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    Watch the Master & learn!!

  1269. joeman July 29th, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    it was said here by many when he came back from injury he was rusty, well that’s not the case anymore

  1270. Serf July 29th, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    Bruney doesn’t seem to understand that he’s not a setup man anymore. Everytime he goes out there, he makes sure the ball is given to Rivera. Bruney, you fail!

  1271. Betsy July 29th, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    Again, you have to bring Phil out………

    MG, you’re right – I did have major concerns. Joba doesn’t have to pitch like this all the time, but pitching well/solidly helps this team immensely. I missed Andy’s recent start as I was away, but per the blog, it seems he pitched well. That’s encouraging.

    Pat M, Phil was so highly thought of out of HS – I couldn’t believe that the scouts gave up on him so soon. He’s going to struggle upon his return to the rotation next year because that’s what kids do and he still has to work on his change, but I hope folks (fans and experts alike) will be patient. His control is out of this world – the velocity is nice, but I’m more wowed by his ability to paint the corners.

    Bruney – disgraceful. I’ve had enough of him……..TERRIBLE job by Joe wasting Phil……the kid’s arm has to be protected

  1272. Pel July 29th, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    What’s with this UMP?!

  1273. Nick in SF in Ocean City, MD July 29th, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    Bruney you putz :mad:

  1274. carl July 29th, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    This is your fault Bruney

  1275. Cal July 29th, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    I’ll be the first one to call it.

    Sox with a walk off win. :(

  1276. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! BOSTON 8 NEW YORK 0 = 1st PLACE NYY July 29th, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    “Girardi looks pissed. Why don’t they send out Hughes instead of Mo?”

    B/c Yussse could pitch SU/CL tomorrow.

    Yankees need to ponder tonight & see if they can land a Mark Lowe. Bruney is literally this close from being DFA’d.

  1277. whoa July 29th, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    DFA bruney!

  1278. EY July 29th, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    Watch carefully, Bruney. More pitching and less talking. At least K-rod can mop up games. You can’t.

  1279. djsunyc July 29th, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    bruney = farnsworth…

  1280. Mike July 29th, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    Wonder if Bruney is still talking about K-Rod?

  1281. Pel July 29th, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    Apparently this blog exploded when Bruney failed.

    Taking forever to refresh.

  1282. michelle b. in the ghetto's of oakland July 29th, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    well can we trade bruney for something? A used jock strap, some pine tar… bubblegum. Gaawd is he bad. He maybe needs to gain some of that weight back.

  1283. terpbomber July 29th, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    Sterling defended Girardi’s decision to bring in Bruney because the team [couldn't] care less about a complete game shutout for Joba and wanted just the win. Joba’s pitch count was good enough to finish the game. He was in control! But Bruney got lit up just like that. I’d love to hear his latest post game comments for his latest shenanigans.

  1284. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! July 29th, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    Joba with a gem…

    Don’t ‘cha know, Melky wuz here…

    Tex too, plus one Mo…….

  1285. carl July 29th, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    Ball game. Bruney you are terrible.

  1286. trisha - OPPC lifetime member whose new BFF is Rajai Davis July 29th, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    As a general statement, Mariano makes hitters look foolish.

  1287. abernste July 29th, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    As great as Mo is, he does turn 40 later this year and the fact that we had to use him in what was a 6-0 game is really disturbing.

    I’m not one for hyperbole or rash decisions, but Bruney needs to be gone.

  1288. vinny-b (keep Montero) July 29th, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    Bruney needs to be pitching in Scranton everyday. Not in the Bronx right now.

  1289. ANSKY July 29th, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    Joba. Nice game. Keep him in the untouchable list.

  1290. No Betsy July 29th, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    Betsy – Can we get a night off form your comments please?

    Thanks in advance.

  1291. Bill from Nj July 29th, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    yanks win..

  1292. dtv July 29th, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    Mike-

    What did Bruney say about ARod?

  1293. the stranger July 29th, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    LoHud server pulling a Bruney?

  1294. Jonathan July 29th, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    Why the heck do we still have Bruney? We need to DFA this tool. I’m so sick of this USELESS retard, seriously, we have smart enough people working for the Yankees they should be able to figure it out. This guy is WORTHLESS. He is worse than useless.

  1295. Betsy July 29th, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    MG, it was a HORRIBLE decision by Joe – he has no clue how to handle Phil. He’s not a regular reliever, for pete’s sake. This should have been a rocking chair game, now I’m pissed off at Joe. Bruney is now just for mop up, but even for that he can’t be trusted. Mo used precious pitches tonight that could have been saved for tomorrow or the next day. That’s Joe’s fault, too……

    On a positive note, what a tremendous effort by the team all around except for one player – they stomped on the Rays and never gave them a real chance.

  1296. Giuseppe Franco July 29th, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    So have the Yanks beaten any good teams yet?

    Just curious.

    They have beaten the Rays 4 of 6 games at the Trop this season, which is one of the toughest home teams in the majors.

  1297. S.A.--Serenity Now July 29th, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    Mo is god

    Jobber was studly tonight

    Bruney :evil:

  1298. Erica - always OPPC July 29th, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    No Betsy
    July 29th, 2009 at 10:01 pm
    Betsy – Can we get a night off form your comments please?

    Thanks in advance.
    ***

    Don’t be rude. If you don’t like someone’s comments, just scroll past them!

  1299. Betsy July 29th, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    Um, no NB – so just ignore me, loser

  1300. EY July 29th, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    Let’s have a poll here. Who would you rather have on your roster? Kei Igawa or Brian Bruney?

    At this point I’d rather have Igawa than Bruney.

  1301. Trevor July 29th, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    Until Bruney straightens himself out he should be the last option in the pen. New pen rankings:

    Mo
    Hughes
    Aceves
    Coke
    Robertson
    Melancon
    Bruney

  1302. Bad Scooter July 29th, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    In your face Francessa.

  1303. Bad Scooter July 29th, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    In your face Francessa.

  1304. djsunyc July 29th, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    i wonder if rdm thought longoria’s homer was purely stat padding – lol.

    if joba keeps this up, there will be a dilemma down the road about innings. like miggs said, we should skip his next start.

  1305. Mac Daddy July 29th, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    someone tell posada hes not the manager…geez, worry bout catching and calling a pitch and not about how the defense is aligned- you are not the manager!!!!

  1306. michelle b. in the ghetto's of oakland July 29th, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    goodnight everyone – see ya tomorrow.

  1307. tampayank July 29th, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    Bruney is a bum, hasn’t been the same since coming back from the DL, and he has that attitude w/ the press, just rubs me the wrong way, hope Pete finds his way to his locker :)

  1308. trisha - OPPC lifetime member whose new BFF is Rajai Davis July 29th, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    “I’ll be the first one to call it.

    Sox with a walk off win.”

    NO TAFFY FOR YOU SUX TROLL!!!!!

    HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!

    FATSO ORTIZ POPS UP TO END THE INNING!

    Walk this off, Cal.

  1309. Jim Pir-one July 29th, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    Ortiz just argued a clear strike on 1-1 with 2outs in the 8th inning.

    All Ortiz does is argue. I just dont have any tolerance for idiocy. I wish baseball would ban him.

  1310. Giuseppe Franco July 29th, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    Kudos to CB, Tarheelyank, and a handful of others who refused to jump off the Joba bandwagon when he was struggling a few weeks back.

    Shame on the rest of you who wanted to throw him to the lions.

    This kis is as raw as it gets for a starting pitcher and he’s doing things that 23 yr old kids just don’t do very often.

  1311. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! BOSTON 8 NEW YORK 0 = 1st PLACE NYY July 29th, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    If Seattle is serious about selling, try to get Mark Lowe or Brandon Morrow from them.

    P.S. Mark Teixeira has to be the best defensive 1B I’ve ever watched, and I saw Donnie, Olerud, Tino. I even asked my dad on the phone, he said Teix has to be the best defensive 1B in the game today.

  1312. Alan July 29th, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    In effect the Yankees need 2 relievers. One to replace Marte who won’t be back soon and Bruney to get his head together.

  1313. Jim Pir-one July 29th, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    trisha – OPPC lifetime member whose new BFF is Rajai Davis
    July 29th, 2009 at 10:06 pm
    “I’ll be the first one to call it.

    Sox with a walk off win.”

    NO TAFFY FOR YOU SUX TROLL!!!!!

    HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!

    FATSO ORTIZ POPS UP TO END THE INNING!

    Walk this off, Cal.

    ———————-

    bwahahaha Did you hear Eck say Papi has been clutch throughout his career. Well, not this year Eck. and throughout his career, does that mean while he was injecting with the sox.

  1314. Bronx Jeers July 29th, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    Can’t really fault Bruney for his failures.

    The guy grew up in a monoculture.

  1315. Pepitone July 29th, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    Pel
    July 29th, 2009 at 9:59 pm
    Apparently this blog exploded when Bruney failed.
    Taking forever to refresh.
    ===============

    LOL! Exactly, I can always tell when something happened that has pissed everybody off by the spinning ball on the refresh button.

  1316. vtyankeefan-the original!! July 29th, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    Joba wins, Yanks win Sox losing great night

  1317. Wang IS Taiwan July 29th, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    I have supported Bruney in the past, but he’s got an attitude problem that emerges when he’s upset that isn’t pleasant. Did anyone of you see his expression before he just threw that pitch down the pike to Longoria? His face appeared to read: “Whatever, I suck. Hit this.”

    No, I can’t read minds, but it caught me by surprise when I saw his expression before that nonchalant pitch to Longoria — as if he’d already given up on that outing entirely.

    I do think he might be better getting regular work in tight games down in AAA, but does he have any options left at all? I’d be surprised if he did.

  1318. Psyluk July 29th, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    Francesa’s going to have to down a bunch of Diet Cokes tomorrow to get through the bevy of “Told you so about Joba!” phone calls.

  1319. Joe July 29th, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    Send Bruney on a bus ticket to Scranton right now. Don’t wait for Friday.

  1320. Betsy July 29th, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    Brandon, Phil was already warmed up – he’s not a reliever, despite being in the pen. He hasn’t been trained that way. Joe specifically said earlier this season he was not going to warm Phil up and then not bring him in.

  1321. andrew33 July 29th, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    bruney needs to start getting ahead of these hitters, he got the big out vs oakland, tonight was disappointing, he isnt going anywhere i wouldnt think except further down on the list in our bullpen, but it’d be great if he can get it worked out and pitch the way he did before the injury so he could be an asset in september and hopefully later

    terrific to take 2 out of 3 here

  1322. SJ44 July 29th, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    Betsy,

    Not even Phil’s mother worries about Phil as much as you do.

    Why burn Phil Hughes in a 6 run game? This is why you have other guys in the pen.

    Hughes is being used just fine. Look at the results.

    They have to see if they can get Bruney right.

    Now that they have their answer, they will probably have another bullpen arm here by 8/1.

  1323. Jim Pir-one July 29th, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    So have the Yanks beaten any good teams yet?

    Just curious.

    They have beaten the Rays 4 of 6 games at the Trop this season, which is one of the toughest home teams in the majors.
    ——————

    Giuseppe -

    By the standards of ESPN, No!!! ;) We have bought the victories against the Rays!

  1324. Psyluk July 29th, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    Just for kicks. Check out “thin” David Ortiz.

    http://webzoom.freewebs.com/31.....-small.jpg

  1325. pat July 29th, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    George got to see his team win. :smile:

    http://news.yahoo.com/nphotos/.....35637.jpg/

  1326. Tarheelyank July 29th, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    Something does not compute. Bruney was lights out. Then he got hurt. Now he’s terrible. Sound familiar.

    Randy any ideas?

  1327. Lee23 July 29th, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    -Big Sloppi popped up. He was the tying run.
    Whoops!

    -Can’t wait to hear the postgame spin on how Bruney had “good stuff”…

  1328. Jerkface July 29th, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    Why burn Phil Hughes in a 6 run game? This is why you have other guys in the pen.

    I would pitch Hughes as often as is possible instead of waiting for ‘situations’ to get him innings.

  1329. Pepitone July 29th, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    Eh, all you guys were singing Bruney’s praises early in the season.

    Too many fans on this site want to get rid of any player who struggles, it was Cano last year, now it’s Bruney.

    Show some patience Yankee fans!

  1330. Wang IS Taiwan July 29th, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    Betsy,

    I hope you don’t mind, but I honestly smile when I read your fervent Phil postings. I swear you have a huge crush on that guy.

  1331. Betsy July 29th, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    I don’t think Bruney will be DFA’d, but he’s doing the limbo as far as pen priority goes. He’s going lower, lower, lower – maybe around Robertson level.

    Tex is not as good a 1B as Donnie, not IMO, but he’s just superb and he really should have the Gold Glove locked up now; I love watching him play D – same as I felt with Donnie and Tino (though Tex is better than Tino)

  1332. SJ44 July 29th, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    I’d rather have Hughes available for the White Sox series than worrying about his innings.

  1333. elauerm1 July 29th, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    Yeah…Bruney did look like he really just didn’t care, especially when Girardi yanked him out and brought Mo in…the camera shots in the dugout showed him just looking like “oh well screw it. i suck and I don’t care.” But he must care…STRAIGHTEN YOURSELF OUT!!!!

  1334. Jerkface July 29th, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    I’d rather have Hughes available for the White Sox series than worrying about his innings.

    I don’t consider the white sox a threat needing hughes totally fresh for. If i warmed up Hughes, I’d probably put him in the game. I dont like warming him up then sitting him down

  1335. Serf July 29th, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    Michael Kay never had mayonnaise? Get out of the cave. -__-

  1336. Betsy July 29th, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    Wang, this has nothing to do with how I feel personally about Phil (and no, I crush on AJ, not Phil – though I love Phil, lol). I honestly don’t think it’s good for him to be warming up and then not getting in the game. Joe specifically said he didn’t want to do that……..we still have no idea how his arm is going to react. Maybe I’m overreacting, maybe it’s no big deal. If most people think it’s fine, then maybe I will have to concede the point.

  1337. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! BOSTON 8 NEW YORK 0 = 1st PLACE NYY July 29th, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    “I would pitch Hughes as often as is possible instead of waiting for ’situations’ to get him innings.”

    He’s well rested for Chicago. Could go back to back.

    Cash if your reading this, please try to land Mark Lowe.

  1338. Pat M.... July 29th, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    I do feel for Brian Bruney, he came out of camp lights out, got hurt and got hurt again…..He’s needed and one can only hope that he works through his…..Cashman knows what’s needed for his club moving forward…..This is a very good ball team……I already booked my flight to NYC for Oct 28th…..Going to the Garden for the Rock & Roll HOF concert and then game 6 & 7 at the Stadium…

  1339. CaptainsCorner July 29th, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    If Bruney is healthy, big IF than he needs to start pitching and stop throwing. He is VERY Farnsworth like. He needs to start hitting spots and stop throwing the ball 100 mph right down the middle. It seems like his pitches don’t have the zip on them that they used to. The fact that Mo had to pitch in this game is a joke.

  1340. MG July 29th, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    Betsy, while I would have brought Phil in because he was already warmed up I won’t crucify Girardi for making the move to Bruney, he did bail out Hughes on Sunday by striking out Ellis with 2 on and one out. I trust the Yankees to not burn out Hughes, they don’t get him up and down more than once in a game, that’s one of the worst things you can do to a pitcher and Mo hadn’t pitched since Sunday, he won’t be hurt by the extra work. I’ll just chose to feel great about tonight’s game and Joba’s continued dominance, 8 hits, 2 runs, 21 2/3 innings with 3 wins since the ASB is as good as it gets.

  1341. SJ44 July 29th, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    The White Sox are a good team at home and you have Buerhle going Sunday.

    They could use 2 of the 4 games in that series by not burning him tonight.

    That’s a better way to use him than wasting him in this game.

  1342. trisha - OPPC lifetime member whose new BFF is Rajai Davis July 29th, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    “bwahahaha Did you hear Eck say Papi has been clutch throughout his career. Well, not this year Eck. and throughout his career, does that mean while he was injecting with the sox.”

    :lol:

    Jim, I saw your post last night about Nick Green being a “difference maker” in last night’s game and laughed for about an hour!!!!!

    :D

  1343. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! BOSTON 8 NEW YORK 0 = 1st PLACE NYY July 29th, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    •The Yankees have interest in Tigers OF Josh Anderson, says Danny Knobler at CBS Sports, and now Jim Leyland agrees, says Steve Kornacki at mlive.com.

    defense in the OF w/ an arm 8O

    BTW Georgy has Joba’s attention now. He prbly threatened to kick his butt P.R. style if he ever shook him off again.

    My apologies Georgy.

  1344. Jerkface July 29th, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    Hughes could have pitched 2 of 4 games even if he pitched tonight. Ideally now you would use him maybe 1 inning tomorrow in the right situation. Then 2 vs Buehrle in the right situation. Or 1 1 1. Or 2 x 1.

    But he needs to get a day off before the Boston series.

  1345. S.A.--Serenity Now July 29th, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    pat July 29th, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    George got to see his team win. :smile:

    http://news.yahoo.com/nphotos/…..35637.jpg/

    ====================

    George! I really miss the Boss

  1346. Betsy July 29th, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    SJ, that’s not really how I want to come off, lol. I really agree that it would not be ideal to use Phil in a 6 run game – I tend to worry, however, and I admit I am worried about his arm. I would feel the same about anyone else. If you guys think it’s no big deal, then I will admit that I am wrong……and won’t worry.

    Wang, Bruney had a weird attitude in ST. He made comments about wanting to be a set up man so he could be in line for a big pay day as a FA (when he could be a closer). He’s really come off as a bit of a brat…..

  1347. Wang IS Taiwan July 29th, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    Betsy,

    No, I do think you have a point about not warming him up and not bringing him in. It’s just that you’re a constant in his defense. The Yanks are really going to try to win games right now, though with their All-Stars guys aging. They seem to actually have a chance to do well this year and they’re riding the wave. I just cross my fingers it doesn’t hurt some of our guys in the long-run.

    OK then, if not in love, then perhaps you’re using this name to post, but are in reality his agent. I think someone suggested earlier you might be his mom…also a possibility. ;)

  1348. Tarheelyank July 29th, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    Where’s Pel? I don’t remember giving him the night off.

  1349. Jim Pir-one July 29th, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    1st 2 men on for the Sox in th e9th down 3 runs.

  1350. trisha - OPPC lifetime member whose new BFF is Rajai Davis July 29th, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    By the way, did you see that hayseed loser of losers tonight, Papelcrap, when the camera panned in on him after fatso made the out? He looked and pointed onto the field as if to tell them to take the camera off him and watch the game. Who the Bucholz does he think he is!

  1351. SJ44 July 29th, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    I don’t think Girardi has used him 3 times in 5 days out of the bullpen since they moved him. Which is what he would have had to do if they used him tonight and 2 games in Chicago.

    6 run lead games are not Phil Hughes games in the 9th inning.

    That’s for the untrustworthy guys in the pen with Mo to back them up since the 9th is his inning.

  1352. tastic July 29th, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    Tying run at the plate for the Red Sox… c’mon Oakland.

  1353. Phil July 29th, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    Huge win for Joba. The Rays were dying for this series and he shut them down. If we had played well last night, he would have put them to sleep tonight. Huge win.

  1354. Betsy July 29th, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    Very happy that George got to see this win – I miss him, too.

  1355. Wang IS Taiwan July 29th, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    “Wang, Bruney had a weird attitude in ST. He made comments about wanting to be a set up man so he could be in line for a big pay day as a FA (when he could be a closer). He’s really come off as a bit of a brat…..”

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Ugh, Betsy, I missed those ST comments. That’s a turnoff.

  1356. Lou_in_vermont July 29th, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    Sox rallying in the bottom of the 9th. Tying run at the plate, no outs.

  1357. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) July 29th, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    DFA Bruney ?

    When Bruney went down he had pitched 9 innings and given up 3 hits total. 13 K’s in those 9 innings.

    Did you want to DFA Hughes when he got bombed in Baltimore too?

    Bruney isn’t right. Physical, mechanical, mental – whatever.
    Eiland needs to look at the tapes, work during the side sessions to figure out what’s wrong and earn his keep.

    Getting Bruney back to what he was is more valuable than picking up another reliever via trade.

  1358. Jim Pir-one July 29th, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    1 out

  1359. BJK July 29th, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    YouKKKK

  1360. Todd July 29th, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    Yuke Ks for 4th time

  1361. Lou_in_Vermont July 29th, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    Yuke just got the golden sombrero.

  1362. Jerkface July 29th, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    I don’t think Girardi has used him 3 times in 5 days out of the bullpen since they moved him. Which is what he would have had to do if they used him tonight and 2 games in Chicago.

    He pitched 4 innings from july 22 to july 26 in 3 games

  1363. Tarheelyank July 29th, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    Youk k’s looking at a fastball

  1364. MG July 29th, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    the A’s closer Bailey has nasty, nasty stuff…

  1365. Observer283 July 29th, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    Can we all decide to exercise a little patience with Joba now?

    He was a big time prospect who dominated the minors during a short stint. He has two plus pitches (fastball and slider) and a very good third pitch (curve). He has pitched very well, if occassionally inconsistently at the major league level. In a rotation that also includes Andy Pettite, AJ Burnett, and CC Sabathia, he has the second best ERA (just .05 behind AJ). He is 23 years old. TWENTY. THREE.

    Let’s just remember these facts the next time he has a bad or mediocre start.

    A little patience. Not even asking for a lto of patience. Just a little.

  1366. Wang IS Taiwan July 29th, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    “The important thing is to win the games and worry about pitcher’ pitch counts later.”

    Girardi in the postgame report by Suzyn.

    They are GOING for it!

  1367. Jim Pir-one July 29th, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    2 outs

  1368. Todd July 29th, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    Bay Ks………..The guy has had 70 RBIs since May…

  1369. MG July 29th, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    so many of you want to DFA a Yankee every time he has a bad game it’s unbelievable. Bruney would get claimed by about 20 teams if he went on waivers.

  1370. trisha - OPPC lifetime member whose new BFF is Rajai Davis July 29th, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    Come on, these are the best! RSN hopeful. I love it!

  1371. Pel July 29th, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    YES post-game Booth Report with Bob Lorenz, John Flaherty, Ken Singleton, and Michael Kay:

    http://www.zshare.net/audio/63353498d89aa953/

  1372. Betsy July 29th, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    Wang, lol. MG, I’m willing to concede the point – you guys know more than I do. If you think that Phil is going to be fine, then I can accept that.

    Also, I do want to concentrate on the very good feelings I’m taking from this game. 9th aside, what an impressive game from an impressive team.

  1373. Wangawa July 29th, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    Bruney left me with a bad taste in my mouth after that game. The only positive is this will officially move him to the bottom of the totem pole in the bullpen. The guy can’t be trusted, no matter how big the lead.

  1374. Wang IS Taiwan July 29th, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    Wang IS Taiwan
    July 29th, 2009 at 10:26 pm
    “The important thing is to win the games and worry about pitchers’ pitch counts later.”

    Girardi in the postgame report by Suzyn.

    They are GOING for it!

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Forgot to add this was his response when asked why they took Joba out. Was it because of his innings limit/pitch count?

  1375. Jim Pir-one July 29th, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    1st and 2nd 2 outs down only 2 runs

  1376. CaptainsCorner July 29th, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    Come on A’s 1 more out, please!!

  1377. Betsy July 29th, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    Ugh, come on A’s…….

  1378. trisha - OPPC lifetime member whose new BFF is Rajai Davis July 29th, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    Even better. They’re sitting there in the stands believing they can win.

    :D

  1379. Todd July 29th, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    8-6 Lowell with a hit…….2 outs…the guy knows how to hit, just meets the ball with the bat

  1380. carl July 29th, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    Thanks Pel

  1381. RalphieD (OPPC) YES Radar Gun=Terrible July 29th, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    i hope the yanks try to get josh anderson…he could be a good replacement for gardner short term

    .294 avg versus righties in his career..hes a lefty

    and hes got good speed..thoughts?

  1382. miggs July 29th, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    Come on Bailey. One more out.

  1383. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! BOSTON 8 NEW YORK 0 = 1st PLACE NYY July 29th, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    according to CBS Yankees have interest in Tigers OF Josh Anderson & they are switching thier focus to finding middle relief.

    Cash please Mark Lowe or Brandon Morrow (if cheap).

  1384. trisha - OPPC lifetime member whose new BFF is Rajai Davis July 29th, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    Come on Bailey!!!

  1385. S.A.--Serenity Now July 29th, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    Let’s not give up on Bruney just yet. I still think he can get things going again, though I do wanna wring his neck for today.

  1386. Jim Pir-one July 29th, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    BALLGAME

  1387. carl July 29th, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    1 more game up !

  1388. Todd July 29th, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    SOX LOSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1389. m1kew July 29th, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    Girardi should send Bruney to Nebraska!

  1390. miggs July 29th, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    3.5!

  1391. PJH July 29th, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    Sorry Pete. Sox are 3.5 back.

  1392. Trevor July 29th, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    3.5 up

  1393. Tarheelyank July 29th, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    MG-
    I totaly agree.

    But it’s kind of funny because, isn’t that how we got him?

  1394. trisha - OPPC lifetime member whose new BFF is Rajai Davis July 29th, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!

    RSN – PSYCHE!!!!!

    :lol:

  1395. Jim Pir-one July 29th, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    All these sleezeballs Red Sox do is argue pitch after pitch.

  1396. tex's friend July 29th, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    didnt josh anderson drop 2 balls in lf in the tigers v yankees series?

  1397. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing July 29th, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    Bruney looked different this outing than he did last outing.

  1398. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! BOSTON 8 NEW YORK 0 = 1st PLACE NYY July 29th, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    NEW ENGLAND back 3.5

    read my header.

  1399. Pepitone July 29th, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    Still a long long way to go, but Red Sox are suddenly very very beatable.

  1400. Betsy July 29th, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    Oh, I agree. I’m frustrated with Bruney, but DFA him? That’s dumb……. you work with him and try to get him back to where he was. Tonight, though, he forced Joe to use Mo and that was not good. I hope this is rock bottom for Bruney – he’s got talent, so we need to bring it back out of him.

  1401. 86w183 July 29th, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    Joba has been Joba since the break. Dont know if it was Dad or just deciding to be himself or some quality Peyote… doesn’t matter to me.

    He has to stay as does Hughes. Including either in a package for a starter would be borrowing from Peter to pay Paul and that rarely pays off.

    Give Bruney time… he has and will be much better. In a way I’m glad he stunk tonight… will reinforce the need to keep Hughes in the Bronx.

  1402. carl July 29th, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    Boston trading Hanley Ramirez…Thank you so much

  1403. Boston Dave 2.0 July 29th, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    it looks to me like the Yankees now have the best home record in baseball

    :)

  1404. Boston Dave 2.0 July 29th, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    best home record in the AL

    (apologies to the Giants)

  1405. Pel July 29th, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    Girardi’s YES post-game reaction:

    http://www.zshare.net/audio/63353763629d4e0f/

  1406. Tarheelyank July 29th, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    “Even better. They’re sitting there in the stands believing they can win.”

    Trish
    you are cruel! And I like it.

  1407. Stephen July 29th, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    Another bad Boston pitching performance
    +
    Another game where they miss the big hit
    =
    Another reason for Theo to get Halladay or VMart. Eek.

  1408. trisha - OPPC lifetime member whose new BFF is Rajai Davis July 29th, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    Bod – this one’s for you!

    Oh, somewhere in this favored land the sun is shining bright,
    The band is playing somewhere, and somewhere hearts are light,
    And somewhere men are laughing, and little children shout;
    But there is no joy in beantown – little nancy grounded out!

    :D

  1409. Keith--FL July 29th, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    Steve Phillips just said on ESPN that Joba will be moving to the Pen to save his innings at some point later this season and he was very confident in the way he said it…will the Yankees really do that, he is the best starter on the team right now or at least as good as Burnett….plus we would not have enough starters and Hughes needs to stay in the pen, you can’t try to flip-flop Hughes and Joba, that would be crazy…..what to do??? I can’t believe the Yankees would do that, I thought they might skip a start or 2 over the rest of the season…we need Joba pitching like he has the last 3 games in the playoffs vs. the Angels, Sox, or anybody else…power arms, solid starting pitching in the playoffs = Championship #27

  1410. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! BOSTON 8 NEW YORK 0 = 1st PLACE NYY July 29th, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    “didnt josh anderson drop 2 balls in lf in the tigers v yankees series?”

    I remember him gunning down Georgy at home, he’s more good defense than bad and can run.

  1411. RDM July 29th, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    Steve Phillips just said that Yanks willm ove Joba into the pen…and Yanks will need 2 starting pitchers…Pete…your take?

  1412. Betsy July 29th, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    Alright, A’s!!!

  1413. Vince July 29th, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    3 1/2 game lead is great but 8 1/2 sounds better. Boston is fighting itself.

  1414. trisha - OPPC lifetime member whose new BFF is Rajai Davis July 29th, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    “Trish
    you are cruel! And I like it.”

    I wish you could watch those endings on NESN. It’s really much more precious than a blowout!!!

    Okay, tied for first.

    :lol:

  1415. VT Yankeefan July 29th, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    Some people need to lighten up about Bruney. Yeah, he is brutal right now but the guy was a key player for the Yanks last year and this year he was almost unhittable before he got hurt.

    The guy is 27 do you really think he just forgot how to pitch? Give the guy some time to work out his issues and you’ll be glad the Yanks still have him.

  1416. CB July 29th, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    “Still a long long way to go, but Red Sox are suddenly very very beatable.”

    Their offense was really depending on Bay and Youkilis being absolutely on fire.

    Both have come back down to earth in a big way.

    Add on top of that Lowell being slowed and Papi, while better, still nothing like he was.

    And Pedroia has been figured out – he’s not hitting for nearly as much power as he was last year.

    All year their offense hasn’t been the same on the road as it was at home because their right handed bats just aren’t the same on the road.

    They need to trade for a bat. And I expect they will. But it’ll hurt them.

    What’s particularly interesting with them now is their pitching – the back end of their rotation is now also having trouble.

    It’ll be interesting to see how they try to fix these holes.

  1417. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! BOSTON 8 NEW YORK 0 = 1st PLACE NYY July 29th, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    “Steve Phillips just said that Yanks willm ove Joba into the pen…and Yanks will need 2 starting pitchers…Pete…your take?”

    Too many ppl are assuming on this, I think there may be something up, I doubt we won’t see him starting in rd. 1 of the POs

  1418. Jim Pir-one July 29th, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    Not sure if any of you care, but there is a good site where you can find online shopping deals. Free stuff occasionally.

    http://www.slickdeals.net

  1419. Boston Dave 2.0 July 29th, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    I have 100% faith in the Yanks, but I almost dont want them to play the Sox next week.

    i can’t even remember how many times the Sox have been sputtering and all it took was a series with NY to get them fired up and back on track.

    I hope the Yanks can stick it to them, but I hate to give the Sox a reason to snap out of their funk.

  1420. NYY626 July 29th, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    Joba wearing a tie? lol

  1421. patrick July 29th, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    Betsy I’ll throw in five pounds of chocolate to that offer if you shut up for a night.

  1422. Keith--FL July 29th, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    I just don’t think Bruney has ever really been that good to begin with, has he ever had solid full year in the bullpen without getting hurt, throwing great, etc…..not sure what all of the fuss is about him…lots of bullpen guys come and go and its time for him to go…..

  1423. Doreen July 29th, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    Joba looks sharp.

  1424. Boston Dave 2.0 July 29th, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    to think Toronto had a huge division lead just a couple months ago…

    remember that??

  1425. Jim Pir-one July 29th, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    Boston Dave -

    Couldnt put it any better myself. But ya know what, I’m not afraid of them anymore.

  1426. Pepitone July 29th, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    “They need to trade for a bat. And I expect they will. But it’ll hurt them.”
    ===========

    CB-

    Think they wish they still had Manny? I mean, he’s even making good defensive plays for the Dodgers right now!

  1427. Pel July 29th, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    Joba’s YES post-game reaction:

    http://www.zshare.net/audio/633540919d670a3e/

  1428. Jim Pir-one July 29th, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    Boston dave –

    a few years ago, the O’s had a big division lead and I remember calling the red sox the division leaders because the O’s couldnt sustain it. I think it was the year we had 10 straight wins with Tino on our team.

  1429. Boston Dave 2.0 July 29th, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    dominant performance by Clayton Kershaw tonight

    Dodgers have themselves an ace

  1430. Boston Dave 2.0 July 29th, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    Jim Pir-one,

    it seems to happen every season. Tampa was the only team that actually kept it going.

    Toronto did look good but you knew it wouldn’t last.

  1431. Jordan July 29th, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    What do you think, realistically of course, it would take to pry away Andrew Bailey from the As? Just for curiosity’s sake.

  1432. BJK July 29th, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    Joba the Starter.

    3.58 ERA. Good for 13th in the AL.

    (A.J. is #11)

  1433. carl July 29th, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    # Boston Dave 2.0 July 29th, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    dominant performance by Clayton Kershaw tonight

    Dodgers have themselves an ace

    As do the Yankees :)

  1434. miggs July 29th, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    “Betsy I’ll throw in five pounds of chocolate to that offer if you shut up for a night.”

    ahahaha.

    Priceless.

  1435. nyfan17 July 29th, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    Perfect Senario:
    Yanks win AL East….Texas Rangers get Halloday and win wild card over Boston

  1436. CB July 29th, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    Pep,

    For some reason their management – Henry, Lucchhino, Theo, etc. – get a tremendous amount of credit for those two world series championship teams.

    It’s as if they won through management rather than having one of the greatest 3-4 hitting duos in history.

    They did a good job of getting Bay for Manny.

    But there is simply no way of replacing Manny.

    Bay was terrific for them when he first came over and to start this season.

    But it now seems like AL pitchers have zoned in on his weaknesses and are now exploiting them.

    On the other hand manny had no weaknesses up at the plate…

    You don’t lose that player and not have it hurt.

    Management doesn’t step into the batters box.

  1437. miggs July 29th, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    I hope they interview Bruney.

  1438. CB July 29th, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    “dominant performance by Clayton Kershaw tonight”

    He’s been unreal for the past 7-8 starts. I think his ERA has been under 1 over that stretch of time.

    He’s throwing better than Billinglsey right now. And Billingsley has been an all star.

    And Kershaw’s 21.

  1439. Boston Dave 2.0 July 29th, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    Dodgers just blew the save

    the Yanks could have the best record in the majors before the night is over :)

  1440. Boston Dave 2.0 July 29th, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    Brad Penny post game -

    “just bad luck”

  1441. S.A.--Serenity Now July 29th, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    Since coming back from the all star break:

    The Yankees have gone 11-2
    The Red Sox have gone 4-8
    The TB Rays have gone 7-6

    I’m a happy camper

  1442. Joe I July 29th, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    “I hope they interview Bruney.”

    So, which writer do you hate? Because Bruney might be throwing punches, since they only interview him after bad games.

  1443. Pat M.... July 29th, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    Pepitone # 25….The dagger to The BoSox was how they lost Texeria….They over played their hand thinking that Boras would give them a second chance after they flew back to BeanTown….Next day or so , Mark is now # 25 donning the Yankee Pinstripes……Game, set , match

  1444. Joe I July 29th, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    Joe Torre is having a “damn the 9th innings used to be so much easier” night.

  1445. Boston Dave 2.0 July 29th, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    CB,

    their 3-4 was dominant but the Sox also had ridiculous pitching (at least in 2004)

    Pedro
    Schilling
    Lowe (pitched great)

    Foulke (pitched over his head for the playoffs)

  1446. Pepitone July 29th, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    “On the other hand manny had no weaknesses up at the plate…
    You don’t lose that player and not have it hurt.
    Management doesn’t step into the batters box.”
    ============

    As I write this Jonathan Broxton just gave away a Kershaw gem. And I thought Broxton was unhittable.

    Anyway, I couldn’t agree more. Manny is a headcase, and a goofball, but he is one of the most dangerous hitters in the history of MLB. If I were a relief pitcher, I would prefer pitching to Pujols in a tight game than Manny. Manny made Big Papi, Big Papi.

  1447. trisha - OPPC lifetime member whose new BFF is Rajai Davis July 29th, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    After the Sux, there is no team I’d rather see lose than Joe Tea’s Dodgers.

    :D

  1448. Pel July 29th, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    Teixeira’s YES post-game reaction:

    http://www.zshare.net/audio/63354472896c6e06/

  1449. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! BOSTON 8 NEW YORK 0 = 1st PLACE NYY July 29th, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    “Think they wish they still had Manny? I mean, he’s even making good defensive plays for the Dodgers right now!”

    God No. :lol:

  1450. Jim Pir-one July 29th, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    Manny made Big Papi, Big Papi.

    ———–

    Although you are absolutely right, you must never forget the injections also made skinny Papi, Big Papi.

  1451. Betsy July 29th, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    You know, some of you people are just mean-spirited and cruel. Do you say this kind of stuff to people’s faces? If you don’t like my posts, ignore them – I don’t care. Ridiculing me is not necessary……….

  1452. GreenBeret7 July 29th, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    Boston Dave 2.0
    July 29th, 2009 at 10:52 pm
    Brad Penny post game -

    “just bad luck”

    ————————————————————

    Yeah, but, he makes a very sound point. He always pitches on the nights that the other team hits.

  1453. Joe from Long Island July 29th, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    It think the Red Sox will feel pressured into making a big deal.

    They have a real conundrum. They see their players – Lowell, Ortiz, Varitek, Drew – growing old before their eyes, and they will have serious issues with their rotation next year. So that they may see this year as their best chance to win.

    But to make the deal they want will cost them the young players – Bucholz, Bard – that they are counting on to step in next year to fill some holes. And if they do that deal, it will cost them much more salary down the road then by keeping those young players. Not good business.

    No matter what direction the Red Sox go in, it will cost them dearly. And making a big splash now in no way guarantees them of winning anything this year.

    Their management has a real dilemma.

  1454. Pepitone July 29th, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    By the wayj, CB, Pat M., GB7, or whomever -

    Didn’t the Yankees have a good chance to get Manny when he was at Cleveland? Could you imagine him on the Yankees during those games we had with the Sox in the middle of the decade?

  1455. Jo Mama July 29th, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    Note to the manager…the Bruney experiment has ended. Unless its 20-0 Yanks…then maybe.

  1456. Dan July 29th, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    Joba’s innings limit. Tick Tock Tick Tock

  1457. CB July 29th, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    BD,

    Oh I agree. The pitching was very good. I was following up on the prior discussion of the Sox offense current struggles and how they missed manny.

    Manny made them a special team offensively. He and Papi were something else.

    And for all intent and purpose, both of those players are gone – manny traded and papi a shell of himself.

    Pat M is right – not getting Tex killed them.

    That move is the difference between the two teams right now.

  1458. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! BOSTON 8 NEW YORK 0 = 1st PLACE NYY July 29th, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    “Didn’t the Yankees have a good chance to get Manny when he was at Cleveland? Could you imagine him on the Yankees during those games we had with the Sox in the middle of the decade?”

    That was a different Manny, hungry, hated the Yankees and wanted to win at all cost, 36 yr. old Manny is not that guy anymore. Don’t get me wrong he’s good, but OF defense + his killer instinct is not what it use to be.

  1459. Boston Dave 2.0 July 29th, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    “Didn’t the Yankees have a good chance to get Manny when he was at Cleveland?”

    ——–

    I don’t remember the exact circumstances but Boston gave him a monster contract.

    They had just signed Jeter… and saved their $$ for Giambi the next year.

    but I suppose they could have signed Manny.

  1460. GreenBeret7 July 29th, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    Pepitone
    July 29th, 2009 at 10:59 pm
    By the wayj, CB, Pat M., GB7, or whomever -

    Didn’t the Yankees have a good chance to get Manny when he was at Cleveland? Could you imagine him on the Yankees during those games we had with the Sox in the middle of the decade?

    ————————————————————

    All I remember is how much he said that he hated the Yankees growing up. Then too, I remember all of the crap he pulled while with both Cleveland and Boston. NYY refused when he was put on waivers, too, so, I don’t think they were crazy about him. Imagine, though, if they could just send his bat and leave his head at home.

  1461. Ed H. July 29th, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    Betsy, I agree. They are way out of line.

    Play nice, boys.

  1462. MG July 29th, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    I just watched the Posada segmenet on Real Sports. I think this is must watching for anyone who thinks that pro atheltes are automatons who should never make a mistake or fail to hit with runners of base. They are all human and Jorge and Laura are class acts who dealt with a bad break in the most positive way possible. And best of all, Little Jorge is and will be fine, he is a remarkable kid. Good job, HBO and Bryant Gumbel.

  1463. VT Yankeefan July 29th, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    If the Yanks can manage to take 2 out of 3 in the next 2 series they’ll be 25 games over .500!

  1464. Pepitone July 29th, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    Betsy -

    I want to apologize to you for the mean-spirited fans on this site who seem to have it out for you for some unknown reason.

    We are all fans of the greatest franchise in the history of major professional sports, why some on this blog think it necessary to carelessly ridicule a fellow fan is beyond me.

    I like your posts, as well as many others, so I don’t get it. I really don’t.

  1465. Dan July 29th, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    Can you imagine how fans will react when Joba pitches another 2-3 great games and Cash says well good season kid see you next year.

  1466. Boston Dave 2.0 July 29th, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    CB,

    oh… I’m getting mixed up between the two topics “the Sox struggling offense” and “the Sox front office’s woes”

  1467. Jim Pir-one July 29th, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    trisha – OPPC lifetime member whose new BFF is Rajai Davis
    July 29th, 2009 at 10:56 pm
    After the Sux, there is no team I’d rather see lose than Joe Tea’s Dodgers.

    ————–

    Appreciate everything Torre did with us, but couldnt accept being highest paid manager in the game with some incentive $1 million bonuses, thinking it was a slap in the face.

  1468. Jim Pir-one July 29th, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    Manny was put on irrevocable waivers at some point by the RS, where we could have gotten him.

  1469. Boston Dave 2.0 July 29th, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    “I want to apologize to you for the mean-spirited fans on this site who seem to have it out for you for some unknown reason. ”

    ———-

    we all have some common ground… we want the Yanks to win.

    at least save the firy comments for ignorant Sox trolls.

  1470. NYY626 July 29th, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    MG, I watched that segment twice already. I got emotional both times. But I am so happy to see their son is doing just fine now!

  1471. Jim Pir-one July 29th, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    trisha,

    i forgot to mention AGREED at the end,m so

    AGREED!!

  1472. Boston Dave 2.0 July 29th, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    “Manny was put on irrevocable waivers at some point by the RS, where we could have gotten him.”

    ——–

    I’m pretty sure it was jsut prior to 2007, when the Sox won the series.

    good thing for the Sox nobody bit.

  1473. Pepitone July 29th, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    ” Imagine, though, if they could just send his bat and leave his head at home.”
    ==========

    LOL, I see your point.

  1474. Betsy July 29th, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    Ed, thanks. I’m not going to let it bother me – some people are just miserable and, frankly, that’s their problem.

  1475. Boston Dave 2.0 July 29th, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    correction – just prior to 2004, when they won the series

  1476. timo July 29th, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    Yanks could have had Manny after 2003 by picking him up off waivers. Then the Sox would have signed Arod. An interesting experiment for the parallel universe machine.

  1477. MG July 29th, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    The Yankees handled Torre’s exit really poorly, they should have either decided not to offer him a new contract or given him 2 more years so he could go out after a year in the new stadium. He gave the Yankees a great 12 year run and, in spite of the book, is a class act.

  1478. Boston Dave 2.0 July 29th, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    Cardinals have hte leadoff man on\

    best record in baseball for the Yanks is 270 feet away :)

  1479. Christina25 July 29th, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    Jaba threw to the wrong person. The Rays are not going to tolerate this kind of behavior from anybody. Kudos to Garza for taking care of this from the start. Lets see if Jaba does this again. I bet you not because he knows that if does it again somebody is going to take the fall.

  1480. Betsy July 29th, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    Pepitone, thanks – I appreciate it. It’s fine with me if not everyone likes my posts – that doesn’t bother me. I just don’t get why I’m constantly being told to shut up. I’m not going anywhere for one…….and for another, those comments just speak more to their immaturity than to anything else.

  1481. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes - And on the Eighteenth Day, Mark Melancon pitched July 29th, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    trisha – OPPC lifetime member whose new BFF is Rajai Davis
    July 29th, 2009 at 10:35 pm
    Bod – this one’s for you!
    Oh, somewhere in this favored land the sun is shining bright,
    The band is playing somewhere, and somewhere hearts are light,
    And somewhere men are laughing, and little children shout;
    But there is no joy in beantown – little nancy grounded out!
    =====

    TRISHA,

    You are awesome!

    This one is even better than the last.

    I’m going to be out of circulation on here for a while; I would give you my email, but not sure how to avoid getting tons of spam. If you like, you can ask PA to give you my private email.

    We’re on our way – Joba is our wunderkind (among others).

    Love that Teix said:

    “He’s growing up right before our eyes.” :)

    Hope to hear from you!

  1482. VT Yankeefan July 29th, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    Jim Pir-one July 29th, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    Appreciate everything Torre did with us, but couldnt accept being highest paid manager in the game with some incentive $1 million bonuses, thinking it was a slap in the face.

    =================================
    That wasn’t the case. He had no problem with the $$$. His problem was that the Yanks wanted him to manage on a one year contract. He didn’t want all the talk about “should the Yanks fire/replace him” that always came up when he was in the last year of his contract.

  1483. Jim Pir-one July 29th, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    Christina25 -

    Go back to the Red Sox forums so ********

  1484. CB July 29th, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    “Didn’t the Yankees have a good chance to get Manny when he was at Cleveland? ”

    Pep,

    It was free agency after 2000. The yankees were deciding to pick between signing manny or Mussina. They picked Mussina as they wanted to deepen the pitching staff.

    Don’t know if Manny would have wanted to play for the yanks.

    But that was the decision that the yanks FO was making – throw the money at manny or moose.

  1485. Boston Dave 2.0 July 29th, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    “Jaba threw to the wrong person. ”

    ————–

    not a Posada fan?

  1486. VT Yankeefan July 29th, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    StL has a man on second in the bottom of the 10th with 2 outs. They could put away the Dodgers here.

  1487. NYY626 July 29th, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    I much rather deal with Alex than Manny. No question. Honestly, I have never been a big a-rod fan ( have never bood him or cheered against him tho like a lot of idiot yankee fans do), but I’m starting to like him A LOT more this year. He seems to have changed. Manny, on the other hand, is still an a**hole.

  1488. Boston Dave 2.0 July 29th, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    VT Yank,

    and it’s Julio Lugo at the plate!

  1489. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! BOSTON 8 NEW YORK 0 = 1st PLACE NYY July 29th, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    “Yanks could have had Manny after 2003 by picking him up off waivers. Then the Sox would have signed Arod. An interesting experiment for the parallel universe machine.”

    Manny would have cracked in NY, his friends in Washington Heights believe that 100 %, you imagine Manny being Manny epi. in NY? the press would eat him alive. And he felt like he was playing for his life in Boston, NYC wouldn’t have been any easier.

  1490. CB July 29th, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    Jaba wanted to throw to Varitek because varitek has magically abilities to create no hitters through pure grit.

    On the flip side to Jaba, Brad Penny was throwing to the right person all night.

  1491. carl July 29th, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    CB

    I thought Manny was a Yankee fan growing up?

  1492. Pat M.... July 29th, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    Betsy, I assume that you’ll just ignore that twit Patrick like most of us do…..

  1493. Jim Pir-one July 29th, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    VT Yankeefan =

    He didnot have a problem with the money. He thought it was a slap in the face to have to be given incentives for each playoff round as well, like he manages to win and doesnt need incentives.

    Also, he had already had enough. He knew he was going to spurn us at the press conf. While I understand needing some peace of mind, he didnt have to set us up too look like fools.

    Going into the press conf, it was thought he was going to resign with us. He played us.

    By the way, because some media outlets are so pathetic, it’s often said that Torre got fired :)

  1494. Pepitone July 29th, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    Thanks CB-

    I knew there was someone else they were thinking of signing at the time, but I didn’t know who?

    Manny is a mixed bag what with the attitude and all, who knows what he would have done if he had signed with the Yankees (would he cut his hair?), but it would have been fun to find out.

    Anyway, Mussina did a fine job for us in his stint, I got no complaints about the signing.

  1495. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! BOSTON 8 NEW YORK 0 = 1st PLACE NYY July 29th, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    “I thought Manny was a Yankee fan growing up?”

    Believe it or not he was a die-hard BlueJay fan. Thought the Yankees were racists.

  1496. DaveO July 29th, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    “Jaba threw to the wrong person. ”
    ————–

    At least make an effort to spell the name right. If we can handle Youklis you can handle Joba.

    As a Yanks fan who now lives 3 miles from fenway, The conversations at work have been interesting since the break.

  1497. DaveO July 29th, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    “Jaba threw to the wrong person. ”
    ————–

    At least make an effort to spell the name right. If we can handle Youklis you can handle Joba.

    As a Yanks fan who now lives 3 miles from fenway, The conversations at work have been interesting since the break.

  1498. Dan July 29th, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    You know, for all of you bashing people on a blog of Yankee fans that is pretty low. The blog is made to share ideas and talk to baseball fans/friends about baseball and anything related to the Yankees/MLB. Why don’t you save yourself the time typing on the computer, go to your nearest mirror, and bash yourself about all the stupid things you have done, said, and thought of today.

  1499. BJK July 29th, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    Christina25
    July 29th, 2009 at 11:09 pm
    Jaba threw to the wrong person. The Rays are not going to tolerate this kind of behavior from anybody. Kudos to Garza for taking care of this from the start. Lets see if Jaba does this again. I bet you not because he knows that if does it again somebody is going to take the fall.

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    Snore. Joba did exactly what a power pitcher is supposed to do. He backed Longoria off the plate, then got him to pop up on a pitch to the outside corner. He was still in Longoria’s head when he struck him out the next time.

    Again, when Joba actually hits someone, complain. Until then, suck it up. It’s baseball.

  1500. Christina25 July 29th, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    As a Yanks fan who now lives 3 miles from fenway, The conversations at work have been interesting since the break.

    Maybe the drunk will get traded to the Jays so we dont have to worry about him hurting Youk.

  1501. JeterJobafanForever - but I won't badmouth Phil July 29th, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    Christina; maybe the pitcher will eventually win a Yankees World Series game and you can go jump in Boston Harbor rught now. And you all yourself a Yankee fan.

  1502. JeterJobafanForever - but I won't badmouth Phil July 29th, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    correction to C-25. Right now and call yourself

  1503. Boston Dave 2.0 July 29th, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    “Maybe the drunk will get traded to the Jays so we dont have to worry about him hurting Youk.”

    ——

    lots of worrying going on in Boston

    - losing games
    - Papelbon losing his edge
    - Daisuke ripping the team
    - aging players
    - rotation falling apart
    - the realization that their teams used PEDs just as much as anybody else
    - John Henry’s financial downfall

    I think Youk getting hit by a pitch is a ways down right now.

  1504. JeterJobafanForever - but I won't badmouth Phil July 30th, 2009 at 12:11 am

    I didn’t read all the posts yet. Did Betsy compliment Joba on his most excellent game???

  1505. JeterJobafanForever - but I won't badmouth Phil July 30th, 2009 at 12:36 am

    Best quote of the night:
    —————————————
    Betsy, thanks for coming over from the dark side on Joba, it’s much sunnier over here…

  1506. Tennore July 30th, 2009 at 4:56 am

    Glad to see for the most part they are handling the young pitchers well, look at tonight for Joba. Phil is lights out in the pen, and I look for a similar pattern next year for Phil in the rotation as CMW or Andy’s replacement. Then possibly Melancon as your new wonderkid in the bullpen. At least they are not handling them like the way Leiter was back in the late 80′s. He had to get out of there before he could get his career on track.

  1507. saucY July 30th, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    UPDATE, 7:56 p.m.: The Rays are playing Black Crowes tunes when A-Rod comes up. Pretty funny.

    i don’t get it. am i the only one?

  1508. saucY July 30th, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    UPDATE, 7:56 p.m.: The Rays are playing Black Crowes tunes when A-Rod comes up. Pretty funny.

    i don’t get it. am i the only one?


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