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Claggett on the way

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Aug 05, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Anthony Claggett is headed to Toronto and will join the Yankees today. He was 4-6 with a 3.02 ERA in 32 games at Scranton. Claggett was on the 25-man roster on April 18 and allowed eight runs on nine hits in 1.2 innings against Cleveland.

The Yankees don’t much trust Sergio Mitre (shocking, I know) and want Claggett here to suck up innings rather than wear out the bullpen ahead of the Boston series. Makes sense.

The scenario could be Cody Ransom gets DFA’d, Claggett is here for a day or two and at some point Ramiro Pena rejoins the team. We’ll find out soon enough.

 
 

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205 Responses to “Claggett on the way”

  1. Rich James August 5th, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    the end of the ransom era is upon us! *points to the sky*

  2. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Montero Fanaticus Primus August 5th, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    Think he’s up for Aceves? Some speculation via Twitter this could be the case…

  3. G. Love August 5th, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    If Claggett comes up for Ransom and then goes back down for Pena by tomorrow, Cashman’s done a great job massaging the roster to have his best team on the field for this weekend and beyond.

    Pena, as a potential defensive replacement and pinch runner is a bigger asset than anything Ransom can do and letting Claggett soak up innings tonight is a great move.

  4. RonH August 5th, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    Good news. Kroenke may have been better, but he just pitched Monday.

  5. Jude August 5th, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    Dare I say brilliant. Although here’s a hypothetical…Mitre through complete game shut-out. Poor Ransom. hahahaha

  6. Andrew August 5th, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    I would rather Pena stays in Scranton and gets more playing time until the end of the AAA season. But at the same time I miss El Nino’s defensive abilities and speed, so it wouldn’t be too bad bringing him back up. Good to have Claggett on the roster as the innings eater in case of a Mitre meltdown, for sure, and it allows Girardi to save the rest of the useful guys in the pen for Boston.

  7. Patrick August 5th, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    With Hairson on the team I see no need for Pena. He’s better served staying in AAA and playing every day.

  8. RDM August 5th, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    Need a pitcher or two by end of month to sustain….come on Cash…

  9. RDM August 5th, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    Well, I predicted 4-5 on this road trip and 2-2 against Boston….beating Halladay and Burehle were amazing…if they can beat either Lester or Beckett, mission accomplished

  10. Jerkface August 5th, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    With Hairson on the team I see no need for Pena. He’s better served staying in AAA and playing every day.

    Always need more bench players. I think Pena just isn’t going to develop that much the rest of the season and would be a bigger help on the team now. He went down played some games in the outfield, took instruction, and should feel comfortable coming up here to spot start and defensive replace.

    He can continue his development in the offseason and spring training.

    A bench of Hinske, Hairston, Molina, Pena is nice. It will be even better when we get Gardner back.

  11. bru August 5th, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    i hope we don’t let this game get to out of hand.

    it would be nice to go into the rs series up 2.5 games if we can somehow pick up a game tonight.

    it makes a split acceptable & losing 2 out of 3 to the sox not devastating.

  12. G. Love August 5th, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    Andrew,

    This team is trying to win a division and a championship. Pena can be a big part of that with his defensive ability late in games and his ability to run the bases.

    He’s exactly the kind of piece a championship team keeps in reserve.

    In 2004 the Red Sox were applauded for keeping Dave Roberts on the roster for his speed and how it helped them in key moments.

    Pena may not be as fast as Roberts, but he can run well and save runs with his glove.

    This team needs him on the roster way more than Cody Ransom to seal the deal this year.

  13. Rishi August 5th, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    So if the Mets game turns into a save situation, do you let K-Rod back out there?

  14. NYY626 August 5th, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    Mr. MVP – SS
    Mr. I Own Roy Halladay – LF
    Mr. Gold Glove – 1B
    Mr. Lets Rest My Hip So I Can Massacre Boston – DH
    Mr. Hip Hip – C
    Mr. Rocky Road Redemption RF
    Melky’s Translator 2B
    Mr. New Guy 3B
    Mr. I yell spanish obscenities when I do something good CF

    Clearly, I’m not too busy at work today

  15. Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN August 5th, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    The best post ever.

    http://riveraveblues.com/2009/.....hat-15442/

    Everybody whould read this article from RAB.

  16. Erica - always OPPC August 5th, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    Here’s who is in so far for “Guess the Line Up”
    No submissions after 3:40

    WTTCTOHA
    Andrew
    L to the 2nd
    Patrick (the Prospect Hugger????)
    NYY626

  17. Jerkface August 5th, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    Another reason to have Pena is that he is a better defender on the infield than Hairston. I am not sure if the UZR numbers back this up but I read that Hairston is better in the outfield and 2b, and Pena would be better at SS and 3b.

    I do like Hairston tho. He is pretty fast.

  18. Andrew August 5th, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    Only scenario I can see them keeping Pena and Hairston at the same time is if they’ve decided that Hairston is only going to fill in at 3rd and the OF and they want Pena around to pinch run and/or spell Cano or Jeter should they need it until Gardner is healthy again. But even that doesn’t really make sense.

  19. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! SOMEBODY FIND ME THE REAL CC SABATHIA !!!! August 5th, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    “With Hairson on the team I see no need for Pena. He’s better served staying in AAA and playing every day.”

    Hairston gives Damon or Melky or Swish or Al a day off, El Nino gives Jetes a DH day, or Robi…defensively substitutes for someone and can PR. We get better defensively. Dude stop w/ Shelley Duncan already.

  20. SJ44 August 5th, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    I like having Hairston and Pena here because they offer more athleticism to the roster. You have two defensive options, needed with the corner OF issues and more speed on the bench.

    They need that more speed than they do more power on the bench.

  21. lenNY's Yankees August 5th, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    Good news Pete. I’m really, really hoping your proposed plan comes true. Perhaps Shelley Duncan, rather than Pena. But either one is better than Ransom.

  22. Ed - Melky for the win! August 5th, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    this is what I learn today from watching the Mets game:

    Brad Thompson seriously looks like a chick.

    Sheffield reinjuring his hamstring.

    There’s a reason why men don’t do splits, Niese’s split was a nasty one.

  23. 77513 August 5th, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    Pena isn’t really needed on this team with Hairston. Why do the yanks need two utility players? Pena isn’t going in for late inning defense Girardi is not taking A-Rod, Jeter and Cano out of a close game for Pena. I guess it doesn’t really matter because in a couple of weeks Pena would get sent down when Gardner comes off the dl.

  24. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! SOMEBODY FIND ME THE REAL CC SABATHIA !!!! August 5th, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    “Perhaps Shelley Duncan, rather than Pena.”

    Perhaps not?

  25. Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN August 5th, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    I like Hairston

    Pena should be inthe minors learning the OF and woorking on his hitting. Hairston was a good move for the Bombers.

  26. Jerkface August 5th, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    Pena will stay, the rosters are going to expand soon anyways

  27. Ed - Melky for the win! August 5th, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    “Pena should be inthe minors learning the OF and woorking on his hitting. ”

    hmm while Pena was with the team earlier, he wasn’t an automatic out.

  28. CB August 5th, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    Repost…

    “Just to play devil’s advocate, on the flipside what if Austin Jackson turns out to be Gerald Williams or Ricky Ledee when he’s promoted to the majors?”

    Sure. That’s possible.

    That’s why I said there is risk on both sides.

    But when discussing “prospects” all too often people dismiss the risk associated with players like Washburn just because they are veterans.

    What if Washburn turns out like Eric Gagne?

    At the time of the Gagne deal many people who derisively dismissed “prospects” thought it was crazy that the yankees didn’t trade Kennedy and Melky for the great gagne.

    Think about how much Mekly has helped this club this year.

    But at the time people were dying over the fact that the yankees were “letting” the magnificent, earth changing gagne go to the sox. How could they?

    How could they keep hugging their prospects like that! Gagne!!!!!

    We saw plenty of that.

    And again. When you trade for a veteran mid-season it is 100% put up or shut up time because it is all about short term, what are you doing for me right now. There’s no projections needed.

    12 starts.

    And in his debut – against a joke of a team that is throwing out a rookie starter – Washburn does not show up. Gutless performance.

    And if had done that for the yankees, yankee fans would be livid. Incensed.

    One of his 12 starts was completly gutless. And what Austin Jackson does or does not become does not change the fact in any way that one of those 12 starts was equivalent if not worse than what Mitre could have given them.

    Those are facts now. Not conjecture.

  29. Andrew August 5th, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    G.Love not disagreeing with the concept of Pena being on the roster and that he could contribute right now vs. staying in Scranton, but it seems redundant right at this second because of the Hairston acquisition to have both of them, especially because I don’t see how it will eventually make sense to have all 3 of Gardner, Pena and Hairston on the bench once Brett is healthy again. That might not be until September and then it won’t matter because of the expanded roster, but my point is I think Pena and the Yankees would both be okay with him playing every day in Scranton until September, because they still have Hairston, Hinske and you add someone else like J-Rodriguez or Duncan until Gardner is back.

  30. L to the 2nd August 5th, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    Why is Duncan on the 40 man roster if there is virtually no intention of promoting him? Because he’s a HOF AAAA player?

  31. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! SOMEBODY FIND ME THE REAL CC SABATHIA !!!! August 5th, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    “I guess it doesn’t really matter because in a couple of weeks Pena would get sent down when Gardner comes off the dl.”

    Gardner is going to be splitting CF w/ Melky. Hairston and Pena will cover the corners and the inf PT.. we’re going to need defense down the stretch of this season.

  32. Mr. Faded Glory August 5th, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    Duncan brings more to the roster right now than Pena. The reason you don’t need another infielder is:
    3B – Alex Rodriguez, Jerry Hairston, Eric Hinske
    SS – Derek Jeter, Jerry Hairston, Alex Rodriguez
    2B – Robinson Cano, Jerry Hairston
    1B – Mark Teixiera, Nick Swisher, Jorge Posada, Jerry Hairston, Eric Hinske

    Pena would be an upgrade over Ransom, but the team doesn’t need another infielder.

  33. Armand August 5th, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    BYE BYE BYE RANSOM!!!!!!

  34. Bill August 5th, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    Pete, Just wanted to thank you for all the great up to the minute NYY coverage!!!

  35. Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN August 5th, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    Ed-When did I say he was automatic out? I nevr said that. But he’s not that good of a hitter and should be playing evry day. He’s also learning the OF.

  36. C August 5th, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    Ransom will be like Berroa will take a long time before he is Dfa

  37. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! SOMEBODY FIND ME THE REAL CC SABATHIA !!!! August 5th, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    Sheffield retweaked his hamstring, they threw at David Wright, that’s one.

  38. This Year August 5th, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    Rather have Kroenke, but he just pitched and it looks as if they are stretching him out if Sergio continues to be abysmal.

  39. JRod August 5th, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    Shelley can’t come up yet unless there’s a DL move, since he was sent down on the weekend.

  40. SJ44 August 5th, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    Nobody knows Gardner’s timetable. He could be out until September for all we know since the Yankees aren’t exactly open with injury timetables.

    He gives them another versatile player for the bench.

    If Gardner comes back prior to September 1 (40 man roster callup date) Pena goes back to Scranton until 9/1.

    Either way, he’s spending Sept. in NY. If its earlier? Fine by me.

  41. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! SOMEBODY FIND ME THE REAL CC SABATHIA !!!! August 5th, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    “Duncan brings more to the roster right now than Pena. The reason you don’t need another infielder is:”

    Since when?!?

  42. Roger Maris-- Speaks the truth. Sometimes it hurts. August 5th, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    Jeter-SS
    Damon-LF
    Texeira-1B
    ARod-DH
    Swisher-RF
    Cano-2B
    Hairston-3B
    Melky-CF
    Molina-C

  43. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Montero Fanaticus Primus August 5th, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    Melky, Gardner, Hairston and Peña would be sick late inning defense.

    Erica:

    Jeter SS
    Damon LF
    Teixeira 1B
    Rodriguez DH
    Posada C
    Swisher RF
    Canó 2B
    Cabrera CF
    Hairston 3B

  44. Ed - Melky for the win! August 5th, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    “Duncan brings more to the roster right now than Pena”

    Duncan can’t hit breaking balls or off speed pitches.

  45. YankeeRay August 5th, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    So when Gardner comes back who goes if Pena comes up for Claggett?
    5 starters, 7 in pen

    Tex, Cano, Jetes, Arod, Posada, Molina, Damon, Melky, Gardner, Swisher, Hinske, Matsui, Hairston, Pena

    I would assume Pena but then we have no real ss help other than Hairston?

  46. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! SOMEBODY FIND ME THE REAL CC SABATHIA !!!! August 5th, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    “Melky, Gardner, Hairston and Peña would be sick late inning defense.”

    Exactly! ;)

  47. SJ44 August 5th, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    CB,

    To add onto your point, you think the Red Sox would rather have David Murphy, who went to Texas in the Gagne deal, or Josh Reddick in their OF right now?

  48. S.A.--Relax, Relate, Release August 5th, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    Adios Cody?

  49. Largo August 5th, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    Jeter SS
    Swisher RF
    Tex 1B
    ARod 3B
    Posada DH
    Cano 2B
    Cabrera CF
    Hairston LF
    Molina C

  50. Dan the Man August 5th, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    SS Jeter
    LF Damon
    1B Tex
    3B Arod
    DH Matsui
    2B Cano
    CF Melky
    RF Hariston Jr
    C Molina

  51. YankeeFan4Eva August 5th, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    I say we make Nick Swisher pitch tonight.

  52. Ænima August 5th, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    I’ll believe in the end of the Cody Ransom era only when he’s officially off the 40-man roster.

  53. Jerkface August 5th, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    The Gagne deal!! The Red Sox throw away better players than the Yankees ever dream of drafting.

    Kason Gabbard, who the heck do the yankees have that can equal kason gabbard?

    And don’t get me started on Engle Beltre ! They saw they had the hot corner locked up with fenway superstar Mike Lowell (GOOD TRADE YANKEES LOL) and just threw away this budding dominican super star.

    They didn’t even need him!

  54. Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN August 5th, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    How do we know he can’t hit breaking balls and offspeed pitches? Maybe he was just slumping. When Tex was slumping he couldn’t hit breaking balls or off speed pitches.

    That was a very cruel thing the Yankees did to Shelley recently.

  55. CB August 5th, 2009 at 2:29 pm

    “To add onto your point, you think the Red Sox would rather have David Murphy, who went to Texas in the Gagne deal, or Josh Reddick in their OF right now?”

    I didn’t even get into that. It’s so true. No one thought much of murphy at all at the time.

    But they could sure use him now. And into next year.

    Engel Beltre has had a bad year but he’s still talented.

    When these midseason trades go bad for teams they go very bad.

    The clubs spend a lot of money and give up talent for a very brief window of production.

    That player doesn’t contribute and the trade is a huge negative.

    Many yankees fans really did want to trade Melky + for Gagne. Red Sox fans thought it was a coup.

    And now David Murphy would have been a great fit for the sox.

    Gotta love baseball…

  56. Rishi August 5th, 2009 at 2:29 pm

    Can the Mets get through a series without someone hitting the DL? that’s like 3 in the last 2 days!

  57. Rayvt August 5th, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    Re-post! I’ll take the Yankees options. I know not all the Yanks are better, but neither are the RSox.

    1. Who are the Yankees equivalents to:
    Bowden, Aceves
    Bard, Mark Melancon
    Buchholz, Kennedy
    Masterson (gone), Coke (Here)
    Hagadone (gone), Brackman (Here)
    Lars Anderson? Jesus Montero
    ?, Austin Jackson
    2. Then on the major league roster, Who are the Yankees equivalents to:
    Youklis, Soriano/ARod
    Papelbon, Hughes
    Lester, Joba
    Ellsbury, Melky
    Pedroia? Cano
    ?, Wang
    ?, Gardner
    ?, Austin Romine

  58. Fire Bud Selig August 5th, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    What is the ETA of Marte???

  59. bru August 5th, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    jeter(ss)
    swisher(rf)
    tex(1b)
    arod(3b)
    matsui(dh)
    posada(c)
    cano(2b)
    hairston(lf)
    melky(cf)

  60. SJ44 August 5th, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    Wait,

    Shelley has never hit breaking balls and off speed pitches in his entire career. That’s why he is in AAA.

    Every team in baseball could have signed him in the off-season and passed for a reason. He’s the classic AAAA player.

    Great kid and is a fun guy to have in the organization. However, the Yankees have better bench options now than Shelley Duncan.

  61. Fran (the original) and OPPC member August 5th, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    Erica,

    Here is my guess:

    Jeter-SS
    Damon-LF
    Texeira-1B
    ARod-DH
    Posada – C
    Cano-2B
    Swisher – RF
    Hairston-3B
    Melky-CF

  62. Rayvt August 5th, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    Jeter SS
    Damon LF
    Tex 1B
    ARod DH
    Swisher RF
    Cano 2B
    Cabrera CF
    Hairston 3B
    Molina C

  63. Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN August 5th, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    Forget Buccholz Kennedy. Buccholz-Yuse.

  64. Jerkface August 5th, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    We should call up Shelley for the boston series as muscle for the unavoidable brawl that will be sparked off in game 1

  65. Rayvt August 5th, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    Fire Bud Selig
    August 5th, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    Marte has 11 days left in AAA to find himself. He may be DL’d again or DFA’d.

  66. Erica - always OPPC August 5th, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN
    August 5th, 2009 at 2:28 pm
    How do we know he can’t hit breaking balls and offspeed pitches? Maybe he was just slumping. When Tex was slumping he couldn’t hit breaking balls or off speed pitches.

    That was a very cruel thing the Yankees did to Shelley recently.

    ***

    It was even crueler to do to the line up guessers. 95% of you had him in.

    Joe Girardi won that night

  67. Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN August 5th, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    Maybe so SJ.

    But it was horrible the way they made him think that he was back on the team then made him ride the bench for a day and sent him back down. That just wasn’t right.

  68. Jerkface August 5th, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    But it was horrible the way they made him think that he was back on the team then made him ride the bench for a day and sent him back down. That just wasn’t right.

    All indications were that he was up for just a bit due to the lefties coming up. He is a minor league baseball player. He is used to it. It wasn’t cruel, it happens all the time.

    Its called a cup of coffee

  69. Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN August 5th, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    This Boston series has that feeling of “classic” written al over it. I expect to see some special baseball played in the Bronx tomorrow night.

  70. Lee Ving August 5th, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    What is the ETA of Marte???

    —————————-

    I hear he gets 28 mph highway/24 mpg city

    wait, what?

  71. CB August 5th, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    I’m not going to believe Ransom is DFA’d until it actually happens.

    Part of me thinks they are going to make some other move. Completely irrational. But so has Ransom’s presence on the roster been.

  72. Rishi August 5th, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    Greg (Providence, RI)

    Jim i want to preface this by saying Im not going off his first 3 games with the Sox but his great minor league numbers. Do you think Josh Reddick will be the starting left fielder for Boston next year? I think they have shown an unwillingness to hand out another longer term/high money deal to Bay by how they have been burned by Lugo, Drew, Lowell

    Jim Callis (2:28 PM)

    I’ve been wondering the same. The ball really jumps off Reddick’s bat and it’s hard to argue with his performance in the minors. The Red Sox have money to spend and I don’t think they’re precluding signing Bay, but I’ve liked what I’ve briefly seen of Reddick so far.

  73. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! SOMEBODY FIND ME THE REAL CC SABATHIA !!!! August 5th, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    “How do we know he can’t hit breaking balls and offspeed pitches? Maybe he was just slumping.”

    No it’s known he can’t hit them. It’s an adjustment he can’t make, unless it’s a fastball down the middle or a hanging slider, Shelley becomes useless. Nothing about being cruel it’s the truth, my friend was at the Scranton game a few weeks ago and told me Shelley was swinging for the fences and some lefty just threw 3 straight change ups he couldn’t time it.

    http://web.minorleaguebaseball.....pid=455167

    that’s what you want to call up. Check out his stats past May.

  74. rm August 5th, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    Sending Ace down to stretch him out so he can eat up some of Joba’s innings or replace Mitre as #5 may make some sense.

    Signing one of the Cuban free agents or picking somebody up off of waivers may makes more sense.

    It is hard to disagree with DFAing Ransom. But sending Ace down is an option if they want a reason to prolong the Cody Ransom ERA for a few days.

  75. Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN August 5th, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    I don’t think he expected. There were reposrts that he came up, said he was thrilled to be here, thought he’d never see the big leagues again, went and hugged Joba and Hughes, etc. etc.

    I just felt bad for the guy. I hope (although I do dobut) that he makes it to the majors one day, even if it’s not with the Bombers.

  76. SJ44 August 5th, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    That’s the baseball business Wait. Shelley knows it since his family are lifers in the biz.

    He knew he wasn’t up for long. That’s just the way it goes.

    The Yankees never told him he was going to be up for any length of time. That’s cruel and they didn’t do that.

  77. Stateman52 August 5th, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    Pena would be a welcome addition. The Yankee bench is much improved with Hairston and Hinske.

  78. G. Love August 5th, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    I understand that all trades don’t work out. Look at what’s happened to the Nady/Marte one.

    Still, at that time Gagne was closing in Texas and getting the job done. The red flag for any GM was Gagne couldn’t do back to backs and needed a lot of rest.

    When boston made the deal they were praised for making it since he could be a difference maker. Just because he wasn’t doesn’t mean every trade for a veteran at the deadline doesn’t work.

    I’ll give you Gagne. You give me Abreu. We traded for him and he helped the team get to the post season that year and became a valuable member of the team.

    Certainly Manny Ramirez helped the Dodgers last year and Jason Bay has helped Red Sox as a deadline propsect-y transaction.

    Would I have traded Ajax for Washburn straight up? Maybe. I definitely would have seen what my options were pre-deadline and then made some kind of deal to bolster the back of the rotation. Any deal, outside of Hairston’s, was going to hurt for a pitcher. This team needed one and still does regardless of what Mitre can conjure up tonight.

    Washburn threw a clunker last night. What if his next 11 starts are excellent and get Detroit into the post season? Does that make a difference?

    You also get compensation picks for Washburn. I think he’s a type B. Maybe an A.

    I doubt at 34 he was going to go to arb and pass up a multi-year deal in his last hurrah as a free agent starter.

  79. Rayvt August 5th, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    Ransom will be playin SS for the Mets soon with Berroa at 2B. Both will hit over .300 the rest of the year! LOL!

  80. Patrick from CT August 5th, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    I agree with this:

    Jerkface
    August 5th, 2009 at 2:31 pm
    We should call up Shelley for the boston series as muscle for the unavoidable brawl that will be sparked off in game 1

  81. Dan the Man August 5th, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    I think Pete pulls our leg all the time just to get us to think no more Ransom

  82. Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN August 5th, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    Fair enough SJ.

    He just comes off as a real good guy and I felt bad for him.

  83. Erica - always OPPC August 5th, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    Here’s who is in so far for “Guess the Line Up”
    No submissions after 3:40

    WTTCTOHA
    Andrew
    L to the 2nd
    Patrick (the Prospect Hugger), Rebecca (same)
    NYY626
    Roger Maris
    Largo
    Dan the Man
    Bru
    Fran
    RayVT

    Some very interesting line up combos today…

  84. SJ44 August 5th, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    Only Jim Callis can hype Josh Reddick. You wonder at some point when his credibility goes out the window shilling as much as he does for Red Sox prospects.

    “Like the way the ball jumps off his bat”….Really? Has he seen his swing? Its a long, loopy swing usually reserved for big RH hitters.

    That means he has a lot of holes that pitchers can exploit.

    If the Red Sox intend to start Josh Reddick in LF next year, they better find a way to get better production from Ortiz, Drew and another position or their run production is going to be WAY down.

  85. Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN August 5th, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    Subject change. I have to repost this:

    The best post ever.

    http://riveraveblues.com/2009/…..hat-15442/

    Everybody should read this article from RAB. It’s perfect.

  86. keith August 5th, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    There should be an investigation if Ransom isn’t DFA’d

  87. Rich James August 5th, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    breaking ball down in the zone
    http://mlb.mlb.com/media/video.....id=2754904

  88. Erica - always OPPC August 5th, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    Rayvt
    August 5th, 2009 at 2:37 pm
    Ransom will be playin SS for the Mets soon with Berroa at 2B. Both will hit over .300 the rest of the year!
    ***

    Angel Berroa is currently hitting an outstanding .174 for the Mets. Yipes

  89. Ben August 5th, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    Erica-Love the lineup game, keep it up
    My Lineup
    Jeter ss
    Damon lf
    tex 1b
    arod dh
    poso c
    cano 2b
    melky cf
    swisher rf
    hairston 3b

  90. Jerkface August 5th, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    Reddick strikes out in 25% of his plate appearances and has trouble making contact. He looks like a minor league nick swisher. Of course he will be the starting LFer for the Red Sox and Theo will be a genius :(

    He is kind of like Austin Jackson with less contact and more power. He has a pretty good minor league isoP

  91. YankeeFan4Eva August 5th, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    Nick Swisher to Pitch tonight instead of Mitre? What you guys think?

  92. RalphieD (OPPC) YES Radar Gun=Terrible August 5th, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    i wanna guess a line-up

    Jeter SS
    Swisher RF
    Tex 1b
    Arod 3b
    Matsui DH
    Cano 2b
    Melky CF
    Hairston LF
    Molina C

  93. Rayvt August 5th, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    Erica – always OPPC
    August 5th, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    LOL! I hadn’t looked! I’m not surprised, but I didn’t know it was that bad.

  94. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! SOMEBODY FIND ME THE REAL CC SABATHIA !!!! August 5th, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    Rich James that was a poorly located curveball down the middle.

    If I needed a RH power bat from the minors he wouldn’t be my first choice.

    He would.
    http://web.minorleaguebaseball.....pid=477601

  95. CB August 5th, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    “When boston made the deal they were praised for making it since he could be a difference maker. Just because he wasn’t doesn’t mean every trade for a veteran at the deadline doesn’t work.”

    Sure. And the same thing is true of prospects. Just because every prospect not traded at the deadline doesn’t pan out doesn’t mean they all don’t pan out.

    But for some reason young players are often held to a higher standard because if you make a mistake on a veteran that’s reasonable. There’s always an excuse.

    And for reference, I was completely, all for the Abreu trade – as it was executed.

    Which was as a salary dump.

    Initially the Phillies asked for Phil Hughes. That version of the trade I wasn’t real keen on.

    The yankees tried to trade for Washburn as a salary dump last year and the M’s refused.

    There’s real risk on both sides of the ledger.

    I would have been all for trading austin jackson for Cliff Lee.

    But the risk equation changes completely with guys like Washburn.

    That risk however is often not included in that players asking price because the seller assumes the buyer is desperate.

  96. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Montero Fanaticus Primus August 5th, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    Hamstring tightness for Sheffield.

    He’d been off the DL for three days.

  97. Steve B August 5th, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    “Reddick strikes out in 25% of his plate appearances”

    Not for nothin’, but so does Ajax.

  98. Ænima August 5th, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    breaking ball down in the zone
    http://mlb.mlb.com/media/video…..id=2754904

    ——————————-

    blind squirrel, nut, etc.

  99. CB August 5th, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    “Only Jim Callis can hype Josh Reddick. You wonder at some point when his credibility goes out the window shilling as much as he does for Red Sox prospects.”

    What red sox prospect has he not loved? He is still talking about lars anderson as an elite guy.

    It’s just amazing. Reddick has played 2 games.

    If someone had asked Callis about a comparable player he would have said invariably said something about him playing 2 games.

  100. Erica - always OPPC August 5th, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    I am starting to wonder if some of these Mets injuries are mental? I know a hammy is a hammy, but maybe these players are more akin to feeling pain when its depressing to play everyday

  101. pat August 5th, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    DFA-ing someone on a road trip is rude.

  102. Richie August 5th, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    If Ransom goes, sanity has returned.

  103. Jon Locke August 5th, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    SS Jeter
    LF Damon
    1B Teixera
    DH Rodriguez
    RF Swisher
    2B Cano
    CF Melky
    3B Joey Hairston
    C Molina

    Mitre Over/Under 4 Innings.. I would have to lean under.

    Where is Kei Igawa? Whatever happened to Edwar?
    Will Mark Melancon break the 15 IP Mark by September?

  104. Rich James August 5th, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    Brandon,

    http://web.minorleaguebaseball.....pid=477601 is on the DL..

  105. Erica - always OPPC August 5th, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    Btw- these “Guess the Line Up” entries are scaring me.

    Almost nobody out there agrees on one.
    And there is no love at all for Hinske tonight

  106. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! SOMEBODY FIND ME THE REAL CC SABATHIA !!!! August 5th, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    “DFA-ing someone on a road trip is rude.”

    playing them on the field when they should be packing groceries is even worse.

  107. SJ44 August 5th, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    CB,

    Its amazing. EVERY Red Sox prospect is something special according to Callis.

    I watched Reddick last night and he looked completely overmatched against average TB relief pitchers.

    Its pretty tough to look at Reddick’s swing and see star potential there.

    He’s just a guy. He’s nothing special and Callis knows it.

    He’s just showing love for his friend Theo.

    That’s why he has lost a lot of his credibility over the years with this nonsense.

  108. CB August 5th, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    “Reddick strikes out in 25% of his plate appearances”

    Not for nothin’, but so does Ajax.”

    And Jim Callis will let you know that every chat.

  109. Jerkface August 5th, 2009 at 2:51 pm

    Not for nothin’, but so does Ajax.

    Thats why I said he is like Ajax with more power and less contact. Ajax strikes out a lot but he can still put the ball in play. Reddick is more all or nothing. Ajax can also steal bases. And should play a better overall defense but with a worse arm.

  110. Jon Locke August 5th, 2009 at 2:51 pm

    Cody Ransom does not belong on the New York Yankees roster.. He would fit right in though with the other New York Team.

  111. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! SOMEBODY FIND ME THE REAL CC SABATHIA !!!! August 5th, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    “Brandon,

    http://web.minorleaguebaseball…..pid=477601 is on the DL..”

    7 days.

  112. Erica - always OPPC August 5th, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    pat
    August 5th, 2009 at 2:48 pm
    DFA-ing someone on a road trip is rude.

    **

    The Yankees are merely a roadblock to Ransom’s NY Met destiny

  113. Boogie Down Bob August 5th, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    I wonder where the guy on this blog went who argued with me one day that, if given a chance to play on a consistent basis, Cody Ransom could be a big time player. That he just needed an opportunity.

  114. CB August 5th, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    SJ,

    I posted on this last night watching the game.

    Reddick really has a long swing. Maybe he was overswinging trying to end a game.

    But my impression was the same as yours. That is a really long swing and if he doesn’t get shorter to the ball AL pitchers are going to exploit that very quickly.

    Callis – the ball jumps off his bat. Ok then…

    Just prepare yourself for the phenomenon that will be Casey Kelly.

    He is already the greatest pitcher to ever throw half a season of A ball in history.

    A whole half season.

  115. Carl August 5th, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    No one will claim him. He can take Pena’s spot in AAA

  116. Rishi August 5th, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    Carl – the mets are just looking for warm bodies at this point

  117. Erica - always OPPC August 5th, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    Boogie Down Bob
    August 5th, 2009 at 2:53 pm
    I wonder where the guy on this blog went who argued with me one day that, if given a chance to play on a consistent basis, Cody Ransom could be a big time player. That he just needed an opportunity.

    ***

    He had that opportunity. It was in April. They said “A-Rod is hurt. You be our third baseman everyday and try not to suck too much”.

    There was very little pressure on him

  118. henner August 5th, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    jeter 6
    damon 7
    tex 3
    alex x
    posada 2
    swisher 9
    cano 4
    cabrera 8
    hairston 5

  119. Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN August 5th, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    Boogie Down Bob-I remember him! That was Jay. He also argued that Cervelli and Posada should plit playing time hlf and half (hahahaha) and then came on here to make the announcement that he was “leaving” the Yankes because they’ve “broken his heart for too long”. He was either a troll or a little crazy.

  120. Rich James August 5th, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    “7 days.”?

    he’s been on the DL for like 3 weeks.

  121. Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN August 5th, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    plit is split.

  122. upstate kate August 5th, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    Erica-
    Jeter SS
    E’s PBF LF
    Tex 1B
    A-rod 3B
    Godzilla DH
    Posada C
    Cano 2B
    Swishalicious RF
    Melkman CF

    going w/ the basic line-up, Mitre needs all the help he can get :)

  123. Roger Maris-- Speaks the truth. Sometimes it hurts. August 5th, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    This Lars Anderson guy all the Sux people are hyping is batting a whopping .243 with 8HRs in AA ball. For the Yankees sake I hope he really is their 1st baseman of the future.

  124. Ænima August 5th, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    I will say this: Pete was 100% correct — Ransom hasn’t won or lost a single game this yr for the Yanks.

    He’s our whipping boy, plain and simple.

    Will I miss him when/if they jettison him? Hell no. On the other hand, apart from that 5-run error and mind-numbingly high whiff rate he’s been a complete non-factor.

    Who carries the whipping boy mantle when he’s gone? Swisher (even more so, that is)?

  125. Carl August 5th, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    Rishi August 5th, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    Carl – the mets are just looking for warm bodies at this point

    NO ONE IS TAKING ME RANSOM

  126. 86w183 August 5th, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    Claggett for Ransom? That makes 13 pitchers. What are the chances they can to 15?

    As much as some of you rail on Ransom, he’s a better player than Claggett is a pitcher.

  127. Andrew August 5th, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    The new whipping boy post-Cody Ransom will definitely be Swisher, then maybe sprinkle in someone out of the bullpen. Brian Bruney? Marte once he makes it back is guaranteed to get some whipping from this place. It will be fun. This is all dependent, however, on Ransom actually getting DFA’ed which I don’t entirely believe yet.

  128. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! SOMEBODY FIND ME THE REAL CC SABATHIA !!!! August 5th, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    Rich he’s listed on the 7 day DL right now.

  129. SJ44 August 5th, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    You root for guys like Cody Ransom, given everything he has gone through, to make it.

    That said, he has really hurt the team more than helped them this year.

    Cost them 3 games in April with his horrid play.

    He may not have cost them Saturday’s game but, he sure didn’t help. Nor did Girardi not pinch hitting for him.

    Getting Hairston, a solid pickup, makes having Ransom on the roster expendable.

  130. Jerkface August 5th, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    Reddick wears stupid glasses. Not a prospect.

  131. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! SOMEBODY FIND ME THE REAL CC SABATHIA !!!! August 5th, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    I’d take him before Shelley if he’s healthy.

    http://mlb.mlb.com/media/video.....id=3968625

  132. SJ44 August 5th, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    Claggett is here for one day to back up Mitre. He will be back in Scranton prior to the Red Sox game Thursday night.

  133. CB August 5th, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    “I will say this: Pete was 100% correct — Ransom hasn’t won or lost a single game this yr for the Yanks.”

    In terms of wins, Ransom has been over half a win worse than a replacement level player this year.

    That is a remarkable level of awfulness given how little he’s played.

    So compared to any random shlub from AAA, Ransom has been half a win worse.

  134. RalphieD (OPPC) YES Radar Gun=Terrible August 5th, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    “Claggett for Ransom? That makes 13 pitchers. What are the chances they can to 15?

    As much as some of you rail on Ransom, he’s a better player than Claggett is a pitcher.”

    i somehow find that hard to believe…

  135. Azaz August 5th, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    I just got my tickets via stubhub i was wondering if i jus take the paper ticket that i printed or will they exchanghe it for an actual ticket at the stadium.

  136. Five Iron From Fenway August 5th, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    Brandon – he has been out for a couple of weeks and I believe I saw a note from Mike Ashmore that questioned whether he would be back at all this year (I think it was a post about losing Montero and Vazquez).

  137. 86w183 August 5th, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    I don’t care if he’s up for batting practice, he’s not very good and they already have eight men in the pen. Now if he’s up for Aceves so they can stretch him out in Scranton over a few starts I can live with that.

    Well, I can live with just about anything truth be told.

  138. Andrew August 5th, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    Claggett’s fate is sealed even if he pitches 3 shutout innings in relief of Mitre. His value lies in the freshness of his arm, its ability to throw 3-4 innings if need be and the fact that he isn’t any of the other guys that the Yankees rely on out of the bullpen. His fresh arm right now is more valuable than Cody Ransom, by a mile.

  139. bru August 5th, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    1) The best fastball in baseball is 88.4 mph.

    And it belongs to Jarrod Washburn(notes). He also throws a slider, cutter, curveball and changeup, but his average-velocity fastball is the dagger of the bunch. At 22.4 runs above average this year, it has been more effective than the fastest (Ubaldo Jimenez(notes)) and the slowest (Jamie Moyer(notes)). The most amazing part: Washburn’s fastball was actually 8.3 runs below average last year.

    2) No starter this decade has thrown a fastball like Jimenez’s.

    The Rockies’ right-hander’s average velocity is 95.9 mph, the highest since such data was compiled, in 2002. It’s not dipping, either. Jimenez’s average fastball velocity in his last start was his highest this season.

    3) The fastest fastball in all of baseball kind of stinks.

    The average velocity on Tigers reliever Joel Zumaya’s(notes) fastball is 99.3 mph. He throws it more than 80 percent of the time. It has been knocked around to the tune of 4.1 runs below average. The dream of an average 100 mph fastball may die in August, when, for the second time in two years, Zumaya is scheduled to undergo shoulder surgery.

    By Jeff Passan, Yahoo! Sports

  140. Erica - always OPPC August 5th, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    Brandon-

    Did Shelly Duncan kill your puppy or something?

    I don’t understand your hatred of him

  141. SJ44 August 5th, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    Why burn Ace tonight and not have him for the first game of the Boston series? To me, I’d rather burn Claggett than Ace if Mitre can’t get the job done.

  142. Rich James August 5th, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    http://mlb.mlb.com/media/video.....id=3968625
    ___________________________

    is that a joke? a grand slam in the WBC vs a pitcher from Australia?…in a ballpark the size of a little league field?

    thats precious

  143. Nick in SF August 5th, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    “DFA-ing someone on a road trip is rude.”

    I’m sure they will give him a bus schedule and help him to the nearest subway station.

    Pete, can you make sure Cody gets this?

    http://www3.ttc.ca/Subway/index.jsp

  144. Trumpetman August 5th, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    No more Ransom, Thank God !

  145. Rick August 5th, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    In just his short time here, I’ve been impressed with Jerry Hairston Jr.’s hustle and heads up play. Teixeira said he was a good guy to have on the team and he’s been true to form. His versatility will pay divedends.
    Ramiro Pena plays a similar spirited style.

  146. 86w183 August 5th, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    Well, since Ace is a ton better than Claggett maybe to try and win the game?

    Six guys in the pen have all had three days off and yet they need Anthony Claggett? Makes no sense to me. I don’t like tying up one of 25 spots just in case you get blown out in a game… If Mitre goes three innings the other six guys can g an inning each and you can still rest Hughes and Mo and no one will be worn out for Boston… and you don’t use a guy with an ERA of 43.20.

  147. Erica - always OPPC August 5th, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    28 Minutes left to get in on “Guess the Line Up”!!!!

    It’s ANYONE’S game tonight.

    So far I have line ups from the following:
    WTTCTOHA
    Andrew
    L to the 2nd, Upstate Kate
    Patrick (the Prospect Hugger), Rebecca, Henner (same)
    NYY626
    Roger Maris
    Largo
    Dan the Man
    Bru
    Fran
    RayVT
    Ben
    RalphieD
    Jon Locke

  148. DurhamYankee August 5th, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    Jeter ss
    Damon LF
    Tex 1b
    Rod DH
    Swish RF
    Cano 2b
    Cabrera CF
    Hairston 3b
    Molina C

  149. Jeff NJ August 5th, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    Smart move bringing up Claggett as insurance pre-Boston. I would think they would not want to lose Ransom for 10 days but I guess that time has come.

  150. jake [bring back shelley] August 5th, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    I hope when they send back Clagget Shelley Duncan is brought up…they dont need Ramiro pena, they have Hariston jr. for that position on the team…the yankees need a guy off the bench that can ACTUALLY hit.

    Even Yurendell DeCaster would be a better choice as he’s tearing it up in AAA.

  151. Matt August 5th, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    According to Fan Graphs, Cody Ransom is worth $-2.7 million this season.

    That’s right, NEGATIVE $2.7 million.

    He’s so bad, that he’s worth less than nothing. He’s so bad, he should have to pay YOU to play.

    Don’t even think of saying how this guy hasn’t been “bad” and how he’s just a “replacement player.” He’s WORSE than a bench player, he shouldn’t even be in the major leagues at all!

    It’s hard to hide a guy like that anywhere in the lineup, and he left five on base the other day in the 9 hole. He’s awful defensively at all positions and is a terrible hitter. He’s less useful even than TONY WOMACK, who at least could make a nice pinch runner with his really good speed. People say Ransom hasn’t cost them any games, but his atrocious defense and tendency to strand every runner has put them in tough spots many nights in which he has played.

    For comparison purposes, Tony Womack’s value to the Yankees in 2005: $-9.0 million

    But consider that he did that in 351 PA and 706.2 defensive innings. Ransom has only had 86 PA and 197 defensive innings. Multiplying Ransom’s numbers by an equivalent factor to extrapolate to Womack’s level, about four, you get:

    344 PA 788 defensive innings, $-10.8 million. Even worse!

    It’s a no brainer, especially now that the Yankees have 2 guys who can do everything Ransom does, but better (Hinske and Hairston).

  152. Steve B August 5th, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    “Six guys in the pen have all had three days off and yet they need Anthony Claggett? Makes no sense to me.”

    Wonder whether they are as confident in Aceves tired shoulder, or whatever it was, as they’d like to be.

  153. Rose August 5th, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    Pena gives Yanks more options than Ransom.

    ————————————————————–

    Hope Joba doesn’t throw at anyone’s head. Pitching inside is fine but nothing above the shoulders.

  154. SJ44 August 5th, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    Ripping Claggett for taking one for the team in April, which created that ERA, is foolish.

    I’d rather have Ace ready for the Red Sox. This game isn’t as important as that 4 game series.

    For one day, having Claggett here doesn’t hurt, In fact, it helps, especially if Mitre gets crushed again.

  155. Trumpetman August 5th, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    Ransom is garbage. His new job should be cleaning up the toilets at the NYS.

  156. Brian from PA August 5th, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    I’m fine with whatever roster move they make to bring up insurance for Mitre. I’m not even worried about this game. My only concern is them not being 0-12 vs Boston come monday morning…

  157. MG August 5th, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    I’m not defending Ransom’s ability (or lack of abiiity) but there isn’t a single one of you cowards who would have the guts to say to him in person what you say on this blog and each of you knows it.

  158. GreenBeret7 August 5th, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    Jerkface
    August 5th, 2009 at 2:43 pm
    Reddick strikes out in 25% of his plate appearances and has trouble making contact. He looks like a minor league nick swisher. Of course he will be the starting LFer for the Red Sox and Theo will be a genius

    He is kind of like Austin Jackson with less contact and more power. He has a pretty good minor league isoP

    ————————————————————

    Your strikeout rate on Reddick is bogus. His minor league rate is 17.5%. 195 strikeouts in 1108 at bats. 90 walks.

    If you’re basing it on 4 major league games, it’s equally bogus.

  159. YankeeRay August 5th, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    Jeter SS
    Damon LF
    Tex 1B
    Arod DH
    Swisher RF
    Cano 2B
    Melky CF
    Hairston 3B
    Molina C

    Need to give Alex a day off the turf, Posada can PH later and Molina will do a better job with Mitre and throwing out runners.

  160. CountryClub August 5th, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    The StubHub paper ticket you printed off should have a bar code on it. Just take that to the turnstyle like any other ticket. they scan it and you’re in.

  161. CM (Be patient with the prospects) August 5th, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    Bringing up Clagget was the right move. If Mitre gets blitzed,then we have another option in Clagget.

    I’m also hoping this is the end of the “Cody Ransom Era”.

  162. Doreen August 5th, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    We all get that Cody Ransom has not been what anyone had hoped he’d be for the Yankees this season.

    However, why is it so difficult to refrain from calling him names and tearing him down, piling on, as it were?

    I’ll never understand this.

    It is possible to talk about someone being a poor or disappointing player without being just plain nasty.

    And, the move hasn’t been made yet to correspond with bringing up Claggett, has it?

  163. lloyd August 5th, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    PLEASE GOD DFA RANSOM

  164. Jude August 5th, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    ss – jeter
    lf – johnny d
    1b – tex
    dh – godzilla
    rf – swish
    2b – cano
    3b – hairs
    c – molina
    cf – melk-man

  165. Matt August 5th, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    MG,

    This isn’t a discussion though of his character, which from what I hear is of quite a quality. It’s a discussion of his playing ability and why the Yankees are carrying him on the roster at the expense of more useful and capable players, which is hard to justify.

    I have all the respect for his character and his tough past. However, he should not be on the major league roster, let alone starting in games. Nobody will claim him on waivers, and you could still keep him in the organization if you tried to send him down to AAA, opening up a call up in September for him.

  166. Erica - always OPPC August 5th, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    CountryClub
    August 5th, 2009 at 3:22 pm
    The StubHub paper ticket you printed off should have a bar code on it. Just take that to the turnstyle like any other ticket. they scan it and you’re in.
    ***

    Does it matter if you print from a printer without color?

  167. MG August 5th, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    Doreen, they’d all rather sit anonymously behind a keyboard and sling insults all day every day about their whipping boy. If they ever came face to face with him they’d ask for his autograph and say ‘thank you’.

  168. CountryClub August 5th, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    Erica, no need for color. The bar code is all that’s important.

  169. Doreen August 5th, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    Matt,

    If it’s not about his character, then it shouldn’t be so difficult for people to not call him garbage or say he’s best suited for janitorial work. That’s just uncalled for.

  170. Trumpetman August 5th, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    MG

    I would say it to Ransom’s face. If I saw him at the stadium I would tell him to his face that he sucks and that his real job should be cleaning up the toilets at the NYS.

  171. Doreen August 5th, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    MG -

    You’re right.

  172. lloyd August 5th, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    I think COdy Ransom can stand up for himself guys… He’s not out there crying at some message board

  173. MG August 5th, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    ‘Trumpetman’, if he did he would just be taking your job…

  174. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! SOMEBODY FIND ME THE REAL CC SABATHIA !!!! August 5th, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    “I hope when they send back Clagget Shelley Duncan is brought up…they dont need Ramiro pena,”

    WE DON’T NEED SHELLEY DUNCAN is what you really should say.

  175. CM (Be patient with the prospects) August 5th, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    Jeter SS
    Damon LF
    Texeira 1B
    A-Rod DH
    Swisher RF
    Cano 2b
    Cabrera CF
    Hairston Jr. 3b
    Molina C

    I think Girardi will give A-Rod a half day-off, for the upcoming series against Boston. Posada will get a day-off,too.

  176. upstate kate August 5th, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    Ransom might not be the greatest player, but he filled in when he was needed. Its not he was Carl Pavano

  177. Joey Vegas August 5th, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    Jeter SS
    Swisher RF
    Teixeira 1B
    Arod 3B
    Posada DH
    Cano 2B
    Melky CF
    Hairston LF
    Molina C

  178. ... August 5th, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    I would say it to Ransom’s face. If I saw him at the stadium I would tell him to his face that he sucks and that his real job should be cleaning up the toilets at the NYS.

    —————-

    Then what would you do?

  179. lloyd August 5th, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    and no one is asking for Ransom’s autograph unless they are five and don’t know the difference

  180. Erica - always OPPC August 5th, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    CountryClub
    August 5th, 2009 at 3:25 pm
    Erica, no need for color. The bar code is all that’s important.

    ***

    Good to know. I was thinking of making a last minute purchase for Friday night. But I have never bought off stub hub before

  181. NYY626 August 5th, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    Trumpetman – thats harsh. I know this is a super “girly” statement, but I feel really bad for players who get DFA’d. even when they suck.

  182. DT - OPPC member August 5th, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    Ransom got off on the wrong foot with many Yankee fans.

    When they asked him to jump, he never should have said “how high”

  183. MG August 5th, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    my last post was just an example of how easy it is to insult someone on a message board, like it serves any purpose in life.

  184. Giuseppe Franco August 5th, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    Trumpetman August 5th, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    MG

    I would say it to Ransom’s face. If I saw him at the stadium I would tell him to his face that he sucks and that his real job should be cleaning up the toilets at the NYS.

    —————–

    And Ransom would answer you by knocking you on your ass and you’d go crying for your mommy.

  185. NYY626 August 5th, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    I buy off stubhub all the time. I’ve never had an issue. Just print the tix and go!

    I know I shouldnt spend the money, but I have a feeling I will end up buying tickets at some pt this weekend. I have a problem when it comes to Yankee/Sox games :)

  186. MG August 5th, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    Giuseppe Franco
    August 5th, 2009 at 3:30 pm
    Trumpetman August 5th, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    MG

    I would say it to Ransom’s face. If I saw him at the stadium I would tell him to his face that he sucks and that his real job should be cleaning up the toilets at the NYS.

    —————–

    And Ransom would answer you by knocking you on your ass and you’d go crying for your mommy.
    ———————————————-
    exactly my point, GF, but could you do me favor and not make any more commercials with Gary Busey hugging you?

    Thanks…

  187. Jerkface August 5th, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    Your strikeout rate on Reddick is bogus. His minor league rate is 17.5%. 195 strikeouts in 1108 at bats. 90 walks.

    If you’re basing it on 4 major league games, it’s equally bogus.

    he struck out at 21.4% and 24.2% in both his stints at AA. His strike outs increased at every level.

  188. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! SOMEBODY FIND ME THE REAL CC SABATHIA !!!! August 5th, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    Bam Bam Duncan

    last 10 games .161

    post ASB .197/.310/.410
    RISP .248 AVG

  189. Erica - always OPPC August 5th, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    Game thread up

    NO NEW LINE UPS HERE!

  190. Yanks Fan August 5th, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    Jeter – SS
    Damon – LF
    Tex – 1B
    ARod – DH
    Cano – 2B
    Swisher – RF
    Melky – CF
    Hairston – 3B
    Molina – C

  191. Rishi August 5th, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    game thread up

  192. CountryClub August 5th, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    Erica, buying baseball tickets on StubHub is simple. You usually get a great deal too…especially if you buy them the day of the game. I say usually because I’m not sure that will be the case with Boston. But if you want to go see the Twins on a Wednesday night you’ll get tickets for 40 cents on the dollar. They’re usually at their cheapest around 1pm. But sometimes you’ll find real cheap seats early in the morning. if you do, jump on them before someone else does.

  193. Trumpetman August 5th, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    MG
    LOL Well my job is in financial services, but maybe I was harsh. I’m sure he is a nice guy but he shouldn’t be on this team. Maybe a job with the front office would be better.

  194. jake [bring back shelley] August 5th, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    no, Brandon I’m awesome etc. etc…

    Shelley Duncan gives a TON of pop off the bench compared to a ramiro pena or cody ransom. We have hariston who can play 2nd,3rd,short, or OF. Hinkse, Duncan, Swisher can play first, Hinske and Duncan can play any OF spots except Center where Damon or Hariston can play if we needed them to in a pinch.

    Duncan gives the team a lot to play with still, but has a LOT better Bat.

  195. miggs August 5th, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    Jeter SS
    Damon LF
    Tex 1B
    ARod 3B
    Matsui DH
    Posada C
    Cano 2B
    Swisher RF
    Cabrera CF

  196. jpb1973 August 5th, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    I’ll believe in the end of the Cody Ransom era only when he’s officially off the 40-man roster.

    ————————————————–

    If the Yankees DFA Ransom, they could resign him (if no one else claims him), send him to Scranton until September 1st and then call him up after September 1st.

  197. miggs August 5th, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    “MG
    LOL Well my job is in financial services,”

    Trumpetman I’d rather hand my money over to a crack addict rather than have someone like you managing it.

  198. Rose August 5th, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    Ransom is not that good but no reason for people to insult him. He did his best.

    ————————————————————–

    Release the 2003 list. Smearing Piazza is not right either. And wasn’t Mota given a 50 game suspension for PEDs in the last couple of years? Maybe he was on steroids when he hit Piazza.

  199. Trumpetman August 5th, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    miggs

    Why the hostility? It’s just a blog, and I admitted that my remarks were harsh. Calm Down ! Do you like Ransom that much?

  200. Rayvt August 5th, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    Hopefully, Mitre is great and Claggett goes back to AAA tomorrow.

    For all the Shelley haters, I ask this question.

    How can you use stats on prospects in the minors for other players and then not use them for Shelley? He is blasting the ball down there. Chad Jennings over on the SWB board said that he hoped that Shelley would get another chance because he has earned it. He also said he wished people wouldn’t be so down on Shelley just because he had trouble adjusting last year to the ML. He said Shelley is different this year! Since he see a He__uva lot more games of him than the rest of us, I trust him more than this boards viewpoint. Should I remind everyone here of how many times the board has gone AWOL over Posada, Andy, Joba, Hughes, Jeter, ARod, Melky, Cano, ….

    Shelley is crushing the ball, especially LHP. I would hope that someone of importance wouldn’t make a decision based on an at bat or one game about some of these guys. If that were the case, then Mantle, Williams, Ruth, ARod, Berra and others would have been DFA’d before they became stars.

  201. Rayvt August 5th, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    Did anyone see that the Red Sox backed out of an agreement with a prospect named Payano? They said he didn’t pass a physical. Boy that name is so close to … well you know!

  202. Roy August 5th, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    Glad to hear Claggett is coming up again. I got to see his first appearance when he was invited to spring training this year. Also sat next to his proud parents in the stands and have been in touch with them ever since.
    Also have seen him in Scranton since his brief appearance in the Bronx with the 22-4 Wang massacare in which he attempted the bail out. So now give the kid a chance and adios to Cody.

  203. Mr. Faded Glory August 5th, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    I think Brandon’s GF dumped him for Shelley Duncan.

  204. Donnie - Will Meet Vernon Wells Under the O'Neill Banner August 5th, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    Pete called that homer. Swisher hit that a mile.

  205. Donnie - Will Meet Vernon Wells Under the O'Neill Banner August 5th, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    Melky Cabrera says “Bunting is hard”.


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