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The plans for Ian Kennedy

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Aug 19, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The Associated Press has a correspondent in Tampa, Mark Didtler, who hangs around the minor-league complex and Steinbrenner Field and picks up little bits of news. When I retire, that’s the job I want.

Mark is good at what he does and he brings us this information today:

• Ian Kennedy will not pitch in the minors this season but plans to pitch in Instructional League and then the Arizona Fall League. The Yankees could, in theory, also send him to Winter Ball after that. He could get a fair amount of innings that way.

IPK is throwing only fastballs and change-ups off the mound at this point. As you know, he had surgery in May to remove an aneurysm.

Mike Ashmore checked in and said that, according to Nardi Contreras, Ian won’t throw BP until Aug. 31.

• Slade Heathcott, J.R. Murphy, and Gary Sanchez took batting practice at the minor league complex today. Heathcott and Murphy will get into a few GCL games. Not sure if Sanchez is eligible for that or not.

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79 Responses to “The plans for Ian Kennedy”

  1. eric August 19th, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    makes you really appreciate what Cone did in ’96 to get back

  2. Damien August 19th, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    It’s a real pity for Ian. He missed a golden opportunity to position himself as a back of the rotation option with Wang out and Joba rules in place. Hopefully for him he can rehabilitate fully in the off season and get himself in contention for the #5 role next season.

  3. bobo August 19th, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    Kennedy is the first guy to get call upon from Scranton next year butI think they should not rule out a bullpen role for him at some point in 2010. Kind of like Aceves. Kennedy is not Hughes in terms of velocity but working out of the bullpen, as we have seen, can successfully can do wonders for a young pitchers confidence and that’s what he needs.

    I believe Sanchez is not eligible until 2010.

    On another note…yet another reason the draft rules need to change. Murphy and Heathcott get to play in a few GCL games and that’s it. They could have and should have been playing the whole summer, getting a feel for wood bats, pro ball in general. That’s a good chunk of development time that is missed because of these ridiculous rules setup by Selig, where they make you wait to announce a signing when you go over slot.

  4. Drive 4-5 August 19th, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    Best of luck to Ian. That young man has had one wild roller coaster ride since he made the team in March ’08. I’m betting he’ll come out of it stronger and better prepared mentally to handle the pressure.

  5. Cash is King August 19th, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    I beleive the reason why Sanchez can’t play in the GCL is because you have to be 17 years old before the end of that league’s play and Sanchez won’t turn 17 until next year. That’s how Tabata was able to play a few years ago because he turned 17 in August mid-season.

  6. Dave August 19th, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    Ohlendorf also has the same amount of wins as Zack Grinke, yet people say Grinke is a CY Young canidate….

  7. saucY August 19th, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    how would innings limits work with a guy like kennedy?

    including the minors, he pitched much more innings in ’07 than ’08, then only 22 this year + what he’ll pitch in the fall.

    does he have to build back up to the point he was at in ’07, or can he build from that total, assuming a healthy 2010?

  8. Nick in SF in Larkspur August 19th, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    With Kennedy you want to limit his post-game interviews more than his innings. :(

  9. Cash is King August 19th, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    I don’t think Kennedy’s innings will be limited next year. Let’s remember that Kennedy played in the winter league last winter so you’re missing about 30 or so innings from his 2008 total. Ian has pitched about 160 professional innings two years in a roll until this injury happened in 2009. He will be allowed to throw at least 160 innings next year in my opinion.

    http://www.thebaseballcube.com.....nedy.shtml

  10. Jerkface August 19th, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    The yankees use career high for setting innings limits.

    Hughes will be good for 180 IP next season
    Kennedy can pitch around 180 as well

  11. saucY August 19th, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    Cash is King – I forgot about winter ball. thanks for that!

  12. rodg12 August 19th, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    That’s because, Dave, wins are a terrible measure of a pitcher’s performance.

  13. Raymagnetic August 19th, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    Kennedy was never on an innings limit IIRC. He’s thrown a lot more innings than Joba and Phil.

    Remember when Joba was called up and put under innings restrictions Kennedy was still starting in the minors. Not to mention his college resume.

  14. pat August 19th, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    Anyone hear Gammons on with Michael Kay?

    Didn’t sound like a Yankee hater today.

  15. Cash is King August 19th, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    By the way, I wouldn’t be surprise to see Kennedy and Hughes pitch winter ball this year to get their total 2009 innings up. Another 30 or more innings would help them greatly for next year.

  16. Erica - always OPPC August 19th, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    pat
    August 19th, 2009 at 4:38 pm
    Anyone hear Gammons on with Michael Kay?

    Didn’t sound like a Yankee hater today.

    ****

    Was he impostered???

  17. Patrick August 19th, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    I just read the Joe Pos article about Jeter. It’s really awesome. For anyone that missed it: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.c.....ref=sihpT1

    Posnanski also has a blog and I was just reading his blog about J.P. Ricciardi and the top 10 worst contracts in baseball. Pretty good read and I agree 100% about Ricciardi. Note that this was written before the Blue Jays failed to sign 3 of their first day picks so really he’s even worse than we think.

    http://joeposnanski.com/JoeBlo.....#more-2477

  18. SafeSeach: Off August 19th, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    I read an interesting stat today:

    if Jeter plays to age 41 and averages a modest 170 hits/yr, he’ll reach #3 on the all-time hits list.

  19. Cash is King August 19th, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    “Kennedy was never on an innings limit IIRC. He’s thrown a lot more innings than Joba and Phil.

    Remember when Joba was called up and put under innings restrictions Kennedy was still starting in the minors. Not to mention his college resume.”

    Right, Kennedy has been pitching over 100 innings each year since high school. This year will be the first time he pitches less than 100 innings in about six years.

  20. jpb1973 August 19th, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    Kennedy was never on an innings limit IIRC.

    ———————————————–

    Excuse me for not being cyber-hip, but what does IIRC mean?

  21. rconn23 August 19th, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    Wins are a poor indicator of a pitcher’s performance.

    Tim Wakefield led the AL in wins at the All-Star break. He was thrown on the All-Star team as a “lifetime appreciation” pick even though his underlying perfomance clearly didn’t merit a selection.

    Get enough run support, and just don’t pitch horribly, and you can get yourself some wins.

    Ross Ohlendorf is an average – at best – pitcher in the NL.

  22. SafeSeach: Off August 19th, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    In the late-90′s Gammons was always complimentary of the Yanks.

    I guess he’s getting the same feeling we’ve all been getting: special team.

  23. Raymagnetic August 19th, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    IIRC = if I remember correctly. I live with a teenager so I’m able to keep up :)

  24. pat August 19th, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    Erica

    It was him. He was singing the Yankees praises and saying he could definitely see the Sox missing the postseason though.

  25. John August 19th, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    I hope, for Kennedy’s sake, that he can come back to full health and have a successful career. I am not convinced at all that he will ever be able to do that for the Yankees in the AL East, but I have been wrong before and would like to be again. Regardless, however, Kennedy returning to form would be great because it would, at the very least, give the Yankees a valuable trade chip to use if they need to fill a hole.

  26. Erica - always OPPC August 19th, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    hussbin phartine
    August 19th, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    *****

    Its people like you who make me not want to do this game anymore and ruin it for others

    Come up with a serious handle

  27. jpb1973 August 19th, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    IIRC = if I remember correctly. I live with a teenager so I’m able to keep up

    ——————————————————–

    Thanks!!!

  28. DT - OPPC member August 19th, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    hmmm… I always thought IIRC was “If I’m Really Cool.”

    like IIRC, I wear my Kei Igawa shades indoors at work.

  29. Ramey - Traded his Girlfriend to the Pirates for a PTBNL August 19th, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    “Its people like you who make me not want to do this game anymore and ruin it for others

    Come up with a serious handle”

    I love your GTLU naziness…it brings joy to my day lol

  30. Tom in N.J. August 19th, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    “pat
    August 19th, 2009 at 4:38 pm
    Anyone hear Gammons on with Michael Kay?

    Didn’t sound like a Yankee hater today.”

    He’s setting himself up for this weekend.

    If the Yankees win the series up in fenway, he’ll say, “well I’ve been saying they are the best team in baseball”.

    If the Sox win, it’ll be “The Red Sox don’t have 200 million dollars to spend, but, they have a collective heart that money can’t buy”.

  31. CG August 19th, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    People should lay off Gammons, he’s a class act.

    The man loves the game and happens to be a Sox fan. I believe he is allowed to bask in a little of their success since he’s followed them so long.

    He’s always been fair about the Yankees, in my opinion.

  32. Erica - always OPPC August 19th, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    Ramey – Traded his Girlfriend to the Pirates for a PTBNL

    I love your GTLU naziness…it brings joy to my day lol

    ****

    Thanks. LOL. I am to please

  33. no.27 August 19th, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    Mariano in 96 is the exception to the rule when it comes to the importance of a setup guy. Just under 108 IP that season with a WHIP of .99. He was 3rd in the Cy Young voting as a set up guy.

  34. Bronx Jeers August 19th, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    Hey All,

    Everybody’s favorite grad student Rebecca got some coverage on the “It Is High” website today.

    Good job Rebecca !

    Now everybody mosey on over to the right of the page and check it out.

  35. DT - OPPC member August 19th, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    It isn’t time for GTLU is it?

    I am playing today. I am a manly man. I have my chaw of Skoal ready.
    Inside the mind of Joe Girardi I will go. This brings back memories of Being john Malcovich.

    I feel sorry for the work cleaning lady, because I don’t see a spittoon.

  36. pat August 19th, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    CG

    My Yankee Hater post was tongue in cheek.

    I’ve always said Gammons doesn’t hate the Yankees just sees positives in the Sox and some of their players where others may not see them.

  37. Erica - always OPPC August 19th, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    It’s now time for another thrilling round of “Guess the Line Up”

    Post your line ups here (or any new threads) until 6:30.

    IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT #1:
    I am leaving work at 5. I will be home around 6 to get caught up on submissions. I WILL ONLY ACCEPT THE FIRST LINE UP YOU SUBMIT. IF YOU SUBMIT A LINE UP WITH ERRORS, OR REQUEST A REVISION- IT WILL BE IGNORED

    IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT #2:

    After today only 6 more rounds of GTLU remain (8/31) is the final day (as discussed previously). Only 7 more games (including today) to rise in the standings and become “The Ultimate Line Up Guesser”

  38. Erica - always OPPC August 19th, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    DT-

    Good luck, I look forward to your submission.

    BTW- I LOVE that movie

  39. Richie August 19th, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    eric

    makes you really appreciate what Cone did in ‘96 to get back
    __

    Not really. If IPK was Cone’s age and had Cone’s money, he would probably be pitching right now…in the MLs.

  40. NYY626 August 19th, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    Erica, I know I am a few minutes early but I’m leaving work now as I have a very important appointment to go ( re: Hair). If you don’t count this submission, I wont hold it against you :)

    The usual:

    Jetes SS
    Damon LF
    Tex 1b
    Alex 3b
    MatsuiDH
    Posada C
    Cano 2B
    Swish RF
    Melky CF

  41. SafeSeach: Off August 19th, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    I moseyed over, and I’m glad I did. Funny stuff.

    Incidentally, that is literally the first time in my life I’ve used the word ‘moseyed’.

    I believe that qualifies as a ‘finish the drink’.

  42. NYY626 August 19th, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    ok, nevermind, I wasn’t early :) Catch you all later

  43. Andrew August 19th, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    The lineup guess for today. I need to catch up in the standings:

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

  44. IDCWYT August 19th, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    Jeter ss
    Damon lf
    Teixeira 1b
    Rodriguez 3b
    Matsui dh
    Posada c
    Cano 2b
    Swisher rf
    Cabrera cf

  45. J-Dawg--Veintisiete en... let's try '09! August 19th, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    I know that Gammons enjoys being able to heap praise on the BoSox, but that’s all right. They’re his hometown team, I don’t blame him.

    I have always enjoyed listening to him say how much he respects and appreciates everything that Jeter and Mo have done over the years.

    It really speaks volumes as to how much Jeter and Mo are revered among the media and other players.

  46. Robbykid August 19th, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    I might be late to the game with this article, but just in case, here is a great piece on Jeter from Joe Posanzski

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.c.....ref=sihpT1

  47. Law and JT August 19th, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    Jeter ss
    Damon lf
    Tex 1b
    ARod 3b
    Matsui dh
    Posada c
    Cano 2b
    Hairston rf
    Cabrera cf

  48. Patrick August 19th, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    Erica,

    My lineup:

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

  49. Dan 21 August 19th, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    Jeter SS
    Damon LF
    Teixeria 1B
    Rodriguez 3B
    Posada C
    Cano 2B
    Swisher RF
    Cabrera CF
    Molina C

  50. Mazz August 19th, 2009 at 5:11 pm

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

  51. J-Dawg--Veintisiete en... let's try '09! August 19th, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    I’ll give this lineup a shot:

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

  52. 66 stripes August 19th, 2009 at 5:13 pm

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

  53. Rob in Vt. August 19th, 2009 at 5:13 pm

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

  54. DT - OPPC member August 19th, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    Ladies and Gentleman – your 2009 NY Yankee starting lineup for
    Wednesday August 19, 2009

    leading off and playing SS – the captain, Derek “Gee Tah” – Jeter
    batting 2nd and playing LF – Johhny “don’t call me Boitano” Demon – Damon
    batting 3rd and playing 1B – Mark “the Robot” Teixeira – Teixeira
    batting 4th and playing 3B – Alex “earbuds” Rodriguez – Rodriguez
    batting 5th and the DH – Hideki “I cut my wife into paper dolls” Matsui – Matsui
    batting 6th and catching – Jorge “I love Pie more than PB” Posada – Posada
    batting 7th and playing RF – Nick “no tears of a clown” Swisher – Swisher
    batting 8th and playing 2B – Robinson “I hate RISP” Cano – Cano
    batting 9th and playing CF – Melky “I work for Peanuts” Cabrera – Cabrera

    warming up in the bullpen, tonight’s starting pitcher – Lt. Dan Go Dan

  55. S.A.--Relax, Relate, Release August 19th, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    Thanks again for this Erica:

    jeter ss
    your PBF lf
    texy 1b
    A-Rod 3b
    matsui dh
    posada c
    cano 2b
    swishy rf
    melky cf

  56. Stateman52 August 19th, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    I would go with this lineup for the playoffs

    Jeter -ss
    Damon -lf
    Tex-1b
    AROD-3b
    Posada-DH
    Cano-2b
    Swisher-Rf
    Melky-CF
    Molina-C

    Molina’s defense is worth more than Matsui’s bat.

  57. JJ August 19th, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    Jeter SS
    Damon LF
    Teixeria 1B
    Rodriguez 3B
    Posada DH
    Cano 2B
    Hairston RF
    Cabrera CF
    Molina C

  58. SafeSeach: Off August 19th, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    Why does Michael Kay keep insisting that Sergio Mitre will be starting against Boston this weekend?

    More importantly, why do I care?

  59. henner August 19th, 2009 at 5:18 pm

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

  60. NITRO August 19th, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    Jeter SS
    Damon LF
    Teixeira 1B
    ARod 3B
    Posada C
    Matsui DH
    Cano 2B
    Hairston RF
    Molina C

  61. tj August 19th, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    Ian Kennedy and Alan Horne are 2 prime examples of prospects the Yankees should have sold high on.

  62. Christina- Giants Camp and Mike Francesa August 19th, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    Gonna take a shot at this again. Erica, this was a great idea!

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

  63. NITRO August 19th, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    *scratch that

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

  64. Rishi August 19th, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    DT – very funny :)

  65. Christina- Giants Camp and Mike Francesa August 19th, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    Isn’t Kay in Hawaii or something enjoying his 3 week vacation? He’s confused is all.

  66. K-Zone August 19th, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    Hinske is 2 for his last 17 with one double.

  67. upstate kate August 19th, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    Erica-
    going w/ the usual
    SS Jeter
    LF E’s PBF
    1B Tex
    3B A-rod
    DH Matsui
    C Posada
    2B Cano
    RF Swish
    CF Melky

    thanks :)

  68. Jim the VT Yankeefan August 19th, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    Jeter ss
    Damon lf
    Tex 1b
    Arod 3b
    Matsui dh
    Posada C
    Cano 2b
    Swisher rf
    Cabrera cf

  69. Bronx Jeers August 19th, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    Nice lineup DT.

    We may just decide to keep you on the payroll.

  70. Christina August 19th, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    pat August 19th, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    Anyone hear Gammons on with Michael Kay?

    Didn’t sound like a Yankee hater today.
    ————————————————–

    Gammons is paid to appear on that show. If you’re paid to appear on a NYC show, you have to show some deference.

  71. Chuck August 19th, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    “Well what do you know? it’s the return of a quarterback who led dogs to slaughter. But enough about Brett Favre and the Jets”

    lol

  72. benfica356 August 19th, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    Erica,heres my lineup
    SS Jeter
    LF Damon
    1B Tex
    3B Arod
    DH Matsui
    2b Cano
    RF Swisher
    CF Melky
    C Molina

  73. Keith August 19th, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    First time in. Been a really bad day. Hope this is a winner.
    jeter ss
    damon lf
    teix 1b
    Arod 3b
    matsui dh
    Po c
    cano 2b
    swisher rf
    Hairston cf

  74. CB August 19th, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    Erica,

    This is just a suggestion and I have no idea if it’s a good one.

    But GTLU has really taken off and this must be a ridiculous amount of work for you.

    It might be easier if you do this via a Google Docs account so that people can post their entries directly into a group spread sheet.

    That way you can have them post here on the board so people can see it directly but then also have them post on the shared Google Docs spread sheet so that you don’t have to reduplicate effort with regards to data management. Each person playing GTLU could essentially fill in their name as a row with the batting order # being a column (or vice versa).

    Just something to think of. You seem to be getting more and more entries.

  75. Rishi August 19th, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    :arrow:

  76. Rayvt August 19th, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    Thanks Erica!

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

  77. ejd August 19th, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    Jeter- ss
    Damon-LF
    Teix 1b
    A.rod 3b
    Matsui dh
    Cano 2b
    Posada c
    Cabrera cf
    Hairston rf

  78. ejd August 19th, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    Why doesn’t Pete run the GTLU game? He’s the one making all the $$$$ from the posts it generates …

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