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Miranda on the way

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Sep 18, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The Yankees have called up 1B Juan Miranda, who is on the 40-man roster, now that Scranton’s season is over.

That gives them a 36-man roster in the majors. Everybody but Andrew Brackman, Ian Kennedy, Chris Garcia and Wilkin De La Rosa. At this point, they mat have as well have Kennedy come up and get some more innings in.

 
 

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75 Responses to “Miranda on the way”

  1. Tom in N.J. September 18th, 2009 at 10:04 am

    “they mat”

    Already speaking with a Boston accent!

  2. Corey September 18th, 2009 at 10:04 am

    Couldnt have asked for a better first comment

  3. GGBG (Magic Number: 10) September 18th, 2009 at 10:07 am

    @ Tom – LOL!

  4. Drive 4-5 September 18th, 2009 at 10:14 am

    Thew Yanks are woefully short on starting pitching that is anywhere near major league ready on the 40 man roster. Hopefully Pettitte comes through ok on Monday. If he’s healthy, Andy is clearly our #2 starter now.There simply are no available replacements in the orginization. For all the talk about how it doesnt matter who the 5th starter is, we have found out differently when one member of the rotation gets injured ( Pettitte) and 4 can’t be trusted ( AJ, Joba, Mitre and Gaudin).

  5. Bob(the original) September 18th, 2009 at 10:14 am

    One season spent sitting in that filth hole dump that Fenway is will have Pete waking up in a cold sweat wondering why he left NY.

  6. John September 18th, 2009 at 10:19 am

    Pete, best of luck to you. Big loss for the Journal News, and a great pick-up by the Globe. You will be missed.

    And by the way, forget that stupid question I asked you about why Jeter always puts his fingers into his helmet’s earholes when he scores. If I’m still wondering about it down the road, I can ask the next LoHud Blog Ringmaster.

    I can see the Globe salivating now over all of the advertising opportunities that could exist for a Yankee/Red Sox ALCS with you blogging away for the Globe. Cha-wicked-ching.

  7. jennifer September 18th, 2009 at 10:19 am

    Hey didn’t Pete promise us a picture of Nick’s collage? Nick should be done by now.

  8. Andrew GTLU Bronze Medalist September 18th, 2009 at 10:19 am

    I missed all this last night/yesterday so a congratulations to Mr. Abraham on the big move up in the newspaper world. I’m sure you will miss the plush press box in the New Yankee Stadium, but fortunately for you you’ll be visiting 9 times next year.

    Going over the threads from last night, I hope that today has a little less conspiracy/tinfoil hat craziness in store–otherwise, it will be a long day at the office. Also, call up IPK in Anaheim and see if he can get that terrible taste out of his mouth from that August start last year in his own backyard.

  9. Rishi September 18th, 2009 at 10:26 am

    jennifer – not sure I would hold my breath on that one

  10. jennifer September 18th, 2009 at 10:28 am

    I saw it in person, but would like a picture of it. :-(

  11. tex's friend September 18th, 2009 at 10:29 am

    Thew Yanks are woefully short on starting pitching that is anywhere near major league ready on the 40 man roster. Hopefully Pettitte comes through ok on Monday. If he’s healthy, Andy is clearly our #2 starter now.There simply are no available replacements in the orginization. For all the talk about how it doesnt matter who the 5th starter is, we have found out differently when one member of the rotation gets injured ( Pettitte) and 4 can’t be trusted ( AJ, Joba, Mitre and Gaudin).

    I actually think gaudin has been a fine 5th starter. he has pitched very well in his starts, better than any other number 5. mitre can go, but i think gaudin has been very good.

  12. Bob(the original) September 18th, 2009 at 10:30 am

    From Feinsand’s Bolg:

    Pete’s pending departure for Boston leaves a huge hole in the Yankees blogosphere, one that Blogging the Bombers plans to do its best to fill. When I came to the Daily News three years ago, I made the decision to use this space mostly for analysis, since it made little sense to try competing with Pete’s blog by posting the same exact news and notes.

    Now that Pete is moving north, we – that’s me, McCarron, Peter Botte and whoever else covers the Yankees on a given day for the Daily News – are going to do our best to provide you with in-depth coverage of the Yankees. It may take a while to figure out some things like posting audio, etc, but we’ll get there. Expect full-blown blog coverage by the time the postseason starts. We will welcome all feedback and do what we can to make this your one-stop-shopping for all things Yankees.

  13. upstate kate September 18th, 2009 at 10:30 am

    I am not sure if Nick is finished yet Jennifer. Sometimes you can get a glimpse of it when they interview Nick.
    I like the dinosaur pix you can see in the background when they interview AJ.

  14. Rishi September 18th, 2009 at 10:32 am

    Bob – read that last night…there, of course, have been no updates since.

    Friday’s are usually lighter for me and when I get to “play” — no one to play with today!

    Feels a little like being the child of a divorce…

  15. scott September 18th, 2009 at 10:32 am

    pete’s obviously checked out.

  16. LibertyBoyNYC September 18th, 2009 at 10:32 am

    Hey P-Abe, you were on my blogroll and my RSS feed, and the 20 or so regulars on my own Yankee/Met blog quoted your insightful and informative articles at least once a week. Thank You…for all the scoops you have delivered with a humble bearing and, more importantly, with an honest intent. Although I wish you good luck, I must warn of the great Kool Aid Festival that you will be taking part of; maybe it’s time for that Boston fanbase to come back to reality, and maybe you’ll be part of that. I hope so. Honesty in media is a rare commodity these days and you offered it freely.

  17. Drive 4-5 September 18th, 2009 at 10:32 am

    Why does it feel like today is the day the music died?

  18. Erica - always OPPC September 18th, 2009 at 10:33 am

    Refresh my memory please-

    What is Nick making a collage of?

  19. ADam September 18th, 2009 at 10:35 am

    Can we release Edwar and get Ajax on the 40 and call up IPK… Please

  20. Bob(the original) September 18th, 2009 at 10:37 am

    Rishi, have no fear, someone will fill the void. Now that eyes have been opened to the demand for a blog like this someone will take advantage of the opportunity.

    Like the old saying goes, no one is irreplaceable.

  21. LibertyBoyNYC September 18th, 2009 at 10:40 am

    Ajax is oversold trade bait. He’s got a .270 ceiling and no eye at the plate. Another OF platoon player.

  22. Scorpio September 18th, 2009 at 10:40 am

    Oh goodie! I like Feinsand, he’s my favorite beat writer behind Pete but since Pete is now dead to me, Feinsand reigns.

  23. Yanksgal07 September 18th, 2009 at 10:41 am

    Hi Pete …

    I just finished reading through last night’s post and was so shocked and sorry to hear you will be leaving. I know it’s better for you but it won’t be for all the bloggers who have used your blog as our baseball bible. I don’t comment often but as many others have said I read many times a day anxiously awaiting to see what new item you had for us regarding the Yanks. I learn so many things from this blog through both you and the other bloggers. Thank you so much for all the time an effort you put into this each and every day. Our loss is surely the Sox fan’s gain. I’m happy I got the chance to meet you at the SWB outing this year. Good luck Pete !!

    Go Yankees 2009 !!!!

  24. upstate kate September 18th, 2009 at 10:43 am

    Erica-
    Nick is making a collage of his Yankee team mates, I think mostly when they are in the newspaper, but I am not sure about that.

  25. pat September 18th, 2009 at 10:43 am

    From WEEI

    “Due the challenges that figure to be presented thanks to hockey being played at Fenway Park in January, and the subsequent construction on the park that is scheduled to follow, WEEI.com has learned that the Red Sox are still petitioning Major League Baseball to begin the 2010 season on the road. The MLB-released schedule for the ‘10 season has the Red Sox beginning their regular season at Fenway on April 5 against the New York Yankees, although there was a provision within the announcement that said the schedule is “subject to change”.”

  26. Big AL September 18th, 2009 at 10:44 am

    Pete leaving??…….I think I just heard a THUD at the
    LOHUD!

  27. LibertyBoyNYC September 18th, 2009 at 10:44 am

    What amazes me is that Pete delivered scoops, on top of what you get from the NYDN, the Post, YES, and the MLB.com crew. Those are four very large organizations with maximum “ins”. Meanwhile, Pete and his comparatively limited resources broke stories that those guys didn’t / couldn’t break. I don’t think that will be replaced.

  28. Bob(the original) September 18th, 2009 at 10:44 am

    If Borden takes over here, I think we’ll all be happy.

  29. sab September 18th, 2009 at 10:44 am

    pete leaving is like having the 14 year old pet dog you’ve known since you were 3 die….the next dog you get you won’t want to love at first but then you find that he (she) does some things that are so cute and cuddly and you eventually start loving it more and the memories you had of your old dog never leave you but start to fade away as you learn to love your new dog more and more each day..

    plus this gives a wake up call to the rest of the slacker beat writers in NY – they’ll need to step it up just like pete did if they want the yankee fans attention..

    pete at this point you have nothing to lose…ask kim jones out on a date…

  30. Vader September 18th, 2009 at 10:45 am

    With the news of Pete leaving for Beantown…I hope that Ken Davidoff can pick the slack.

    I’ve read his stuff for a while and he kind of has a knack for it like Pete…just not the readers/comment section like Pete.

    My hope is that someone puts the time and effort that Pete did…especially on the off-season stuff, when my Yankee baseball news can never be filled.

  31. Robbykid September 18th, 2009 at 10:47 am

    Good Luck Pete…

  32. Coach6423 September 18th, 2009 at 10:50 am

    Drive 4-5 September 18th, 2009 at 10:14 am

    Thew Yanks are woefully short on starting pitching that is anywhere near major league ready on the 40 man roster. Hopefully Pettitte comes through ok on Monday. If he’s healthy, Andy is clearly our #2 starter now.There simply are no available replacements in the orginization. For all the talk about how it doesnt matter who the 5th starter is, we have found out differently when one member of the rotation gets injured ( Pettitte) and 4 can’t be trusted ( AJ, Joba, Mitre and Gaudin).

    ———————————————————-

    Let’s not kid ourselves here. Joba was supposed to be the 5. Wang got hurt, Aceves was supposed to be the 6 or 7 and ended up in the pen. They made a rush move with Wang, and kept Hughes up…he was supposed to be our 6. IPK got hurt, who was supposed to be our 7. Gaudin, and Mitre are really starters #8 and #9. Mitre is not good, however, considering he is our 9th starting pitching option, it is something we have to deal with. It holds no bearing on the rest of this season, because he goes no where near a playoff roster.

  33. Scorpio September 18th, 2009 at 10:51 am

    I hope either Sam Borden or Josh (sorry, I forget the last name) takes over here. They both had very good coverage.

  34. Tom in N.J. September 18th, 2009 at 10:55 am

    Pete, being that you’re in Seattle, Play it loud!

    “You will be no ones’ rival!”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxs7KgZFKuI

  35. Scorpio September 18th, 2009 at 10:55 am

    Well, I’ve been a lurker at boston.com for years and all I can say is that their blogs won’t have posters in the caliber of CB, SJ, Randy, Doreen, etc…Pete will be lucky if every other word isn’t a profanity.

  36. Chris September 18th, 2009 at 10:57 am

    Pete just made # 4 on sportscenters blog buzz!!! Don’t go Pete!!!

  37. tex's friend September 18th, 2009 at 10:58 am

    hopefully people in boston don’t write like they talk.

    i got in my cahhhhh and went to fenway pahhhhhk and saw the yankees hit the ball really fahhhh.

  38. Bob(the original) September 18th, 2009 at 10:58 am

    Comeon Scorpio, Sully and Mikey from Southie will be posting all kinds of intelligent things on Pete’s new traitor blog.

  39. YankeesLuv September 18th, 2009 at 10:58 am

    Hey Pete you were mentioned on ESPN…
    They have a segment where they discuss the top five most popular topics in sports blogs and you were number 4. It was about you leaving to cover the sox and how Yankee fans are not happy about it. :o

  40. Vader September 18th, 2009 at 10:58 am

    Pete sometimes says it is like babysitting…wait till he has to deal with Bostonians.

  41. Erica - always OPPC September 18th, 2009 at 10:59 am

    upstate kate
    September 18th, 2009 at 10:43 am
    Erica-
    Nick is making a collage of his Yankee team mates, I think mostly when they are in the newspaper, but I am not sure about that.

    ****

    Oh! Thank you

  42. Drive 4-5 September 18th, 2009 at 11:00 am

    Coach6423,

    I completely understand what happened to the Yankees pitching.The loss of Wang especially has had a huge impact. I was commenting that at a time when the Yankees need depth, there is none to be found as of today. As for IPK, he should have been much lower in the depth chart than #7 going into this season. He obviously needed a full season at AAA and hopefully would have been in a better position to help in 2010.

  43. sunny615 September 18th, 2009 at 11:01 am

    First of all – best wishes Pete. You will be sorely missed.

    Why wasn’t Austin Jackson called up? I know he’s not on the 40-man, but would dfa’ing a doofus like edwar not be in order here?

  44. LibertyBoyNYC September 18th, 2009 at 11:01 am

    Pettite is 2 innings away from hitting his 180 IP contract level, after which he earns $750k every tenth inning. Does anyone think he won’t find a way to suck it up and do the job that he needs to do?

  45. tex's friend September 18th, 2009 at 11:02 am

    Still think Kennedy cannot benefit anymore from AAA. Might as well bring him up into the pen next year like the rest of Generation Next and get him consistant major league action.

  46. Scorpio September 18th, 2009 at 11:04 am

    Bob(the original)
    September 18th, 2009 at 10:58 am
    Comeon Scorpio, Sully and Mikey from Southie will be posting all kinds of intelligent things on Pete’s new traitor blog.
    – -

    LOL!

  47. upstate kate September 18th, 2009 at 11:07 am

    wont IPK need to at least begin the year in AAA as he is recovering from surgery? Is there a plan to have him pitch in Fall league? That seemed to help Phil.

  48. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes September 18th, 2009 at 11:08 am

    Gee, is mine the first comment about the actual subject of the blog entry?

    Welcome, Juan Miranda!

    Hopefully he gets some ABs up here and hits better than he did in Scranton’s postseason.

    This is a loaded lefty bat, especially for Yankee Stadium. The guy hits the ball all over the place, so he’s not just a swing-and-miss or hit the ball out of the park type hitter.

    Not sure how much use he’ll get, because we already have Hinske off the bench, but Miranda has as much power and is a better contact hitter. He doesn’t play a position other than first (and none too well) unfortunately, whereas Hinske pretends to play corner outfield and 3B.

    Anyway, both guys give us pinch hitting lefty power options off the bench, which is sweet.

  49. ADam September 18th, 2009 at 11:10 am

    First of all – best wishes Pete. You will be sorely missed.

    Why wasn’t Austin Jackson called up? I know he’s not on the 40-man, but would dfa’ing a doofus like edwar not be in order here?”"”

    Totally Agreed, No need for Edwar. Have IPK come up and take his spot and replace his spot on the 40man with AJAX…

  50. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes September 18th, 2009 at 11:15 am

    They may yet bring up AJax for a cup of coffee. Assume they’ll wait until after the road trip to do something like this.

  51. Coach6423 September 18th, 2009 at 11:15 am

    Drive 4 -5,

    IPK was 8 actually, behind Hughes, and Aceves. IPK has absolutely nothing left to prove at AAA. He dominated AAA, every time he has been there. He was the AAA Cy Young the year before he was a starter here. He needs to learn how to get outs at the pro level.

  52. Jerkface September 18th, 2009 at 11:16 am

    Pete just made # 4 on sportscenters blog buzz!!! Don’t go Pete!!!

    But it was #1 on ESPNBoston

  53. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who is missing the worry gene September 18th, 2009 at 11:18 am

    Drive 4-5 – I hear you. Somehow this doesn’t read the same to me anymore.

    Actually Pete being sought out by the Globe is a huge credit to what he created here. Don’t think for a second that the dying Globe doesn’t know where its future lies – and it isn’t in the hard newsprint medium anymore. They need Pete more than Pete needs them. That’s a pretty good position to be in, for Pete anyway.

    Sucks for us.

    I feel kind of like an orphan.

  54. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who is missing the worry gene September 18th, 2009 at 11:18 am

    Later y’all.

    Hi Bod!!!!

    :)

  55. LibertyBoyNYC September 18th, 2009 at 11:19 am

    Is a week really a cup of coffee? I honestly don’t think the kid is that good. Pena is taking fly balls in Scranton. How does that bode for the most highly sold player in the Yankee system? Doesn’t make sense to me.

  56. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Montero Fanaticus Primus September 18th, 2009 at 11:20 am

    I’m still trying to comprehend this news.

    I am ecstatic for Pete. The Globe is THE big time, and any job that lets you move closer to home–well, that’s certainly worth it.

    At the same time, it’s hard not to feel as though our Yankee coverage won’t suffer.

    What’s made Pete’s blog so great over the years is the way he uses his access, access that no non-beat writing blogger can have.

    He’s made us–fans we are, not major leaguers, not writers, just fans—feel as though we are part of the game, as though our opinions matter.

    The Globe, today, is the luckiest newspaper on the face of the earth.

  57. Rishi September 18th, 2009 at 11:21 am

    :arrow:

  58. Coach6423 September 18th, 2009 at 11:23 am

    Liberty Boy,

    Pena can’t hold AJAX jock.

  59. Ed H. September 18th, 2009 at 11:29 am

    Bob(the original) September 18th, 2009 at 10:44 am

    If Borden takes over here, I think we’ll all be happy.

    —————————
    Sam’s a columnist. I’d love to have him here too but I don’t see him taking to the road as a beat reporter now. Josh Thompson is a possibility and I think he could really grow into doing a great job.

  60. LibertyBoyNYC September 18th, 2009 at 11:34 am

    Coach, that’s fine, so why was Pena taking flyballs in Scranton? I can see Hinske being a late season rental, but there’s:

    1) Swisher
    2) possibly Damon
    3) Melk
    4) Gardner
    5) Pena, who has ML ABs under his belt and has electrified the stadium with his defensive acumen, becomes a super sub
    6) AJax…that’s right, AJax is number six in the OF.

    And while he is touted as the second coming of Juan Pierre, I can believe more firmly that all the pomp was a selling pitch.

    So

  61. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes September 18th, 2009 at 11:35 am

    Hi cutie :D

    I’m off too – getting my car serviced.

    Good day all.

  62. LibertyBoyNYC September 18th, 2009 at 11:52 am

    Don’t forget, for a year and a half we heard about how awesome Eric Duncan was. I’m a little jaded on prospect fluff-ups until they prove they can cut the mustard…like Joba is doing, like Hughes is doing.

  63. Brandon Awesome "BECAUSE I'M AWESOME!" September 18th, 2009 at 11:53 am

    “Liberty Boy,

    Pena can’t hold AJAX jock.”

    Anybody that knows anything about baseball knows El Nino can’t sniff AJax’s jock. :lol:

    Heck Ramiro Pena isn’t even better than Eduardo Nunez. He’s good nowhere around those 2. The only reason AJax hasn’t been called up is b/c he’s going to get extended rest, b/c last yr. he did winterball and they believe that drained him a bit, AJax just won the ROY for AAA, so this overrated talk ppl come out with, I actually find it laughable how anyone can put his future value lower than Pena or Gardner. He’s the next CF for the NYY.

  64. LibertyBoyNYC September 18th, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    Shelley Duncan is AAA MVP. ROTY, big deal, take it with a grain of salt. His Ks haven’t improved any, and his OBP hasn’t either. You can’t steal first base, and I haven’t seen him lately but the ST footage (some BP video’d by a fella on my blog, his youtube page is something like “JrzforBBT”) I’ve seen shows me an busy front foot that might not sync up to the major league offspeeds. As far as “the next centerfielder”, he might as well be “the next top model”, because Joe G. and company would rather platoon players who aren’t stars. I wouldn’t expect Bernie Williams, that’s all I’m saying. I don’t care how big he’s touted. He is neither a power hitter nor a contact hitter, so the strikeouts ARE a big deal.

  65. Spy in the House of Love September 18th, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    Is this a Miranda warning?

  66. LibertyBoyNYC September 18th, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    BTW, “El Nino” has already sniffed with the big dogs, unlike AJax, who has yet to take a seat on the bus. So, I don’t know how you make that statement, that he can’t sniff a jock, based on fluff. One single solitary major league at bat puts a player miles above a Triple-A hero, make no mistake.

  67. LibertyBoyNYC September 18th, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    I don’t know what games YOU have been watching, “AWESOME”, but Pena has shown presence of mind and baseball instincts far above his age, not to mention the physical talent in batting, catching, and throwing he displays very impressively. When AJax breaks up a Halladay no-no, you can address me then.

  68. roid sox September 18th, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    Nobody worried that Gaudin is our second best pitcher right now. Give Kennedy a shot. may get to 4 or 5 innings before playoffs start

  69. Stateman52 September 18th, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    I hope they read Miranda his rights when he reports.

  70. marcus September 18th, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    The trouble is that it seems The Journal News is going to AP reports instead of their own beat reporters. Both the Giants and Jets are AP releases and the Mets as well. I think Pete is going to be replaced on the beat by AP. A columnist would have to blog.

  71. KennyH123 September 18th, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    JN doesnt pay very well. Very good friend of mine was top sports reporter there for many years… I know.

  72. spiritofstlouis September 18th, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ke5Mr5eCF2Uting, 1, 2.

    Testing, 1, 2.

  73. spiritofstlouis September 18th, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    And again.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ke5Mr5eCF2U

    We are experiencing technical difficulties, please stand by.

  74. yankeespy3 September 18th, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    Where is Kei, the $46 million man???

  75. RMR September 19th, 2009 at 12:04 am

    Pete, loved you and will check in on your replacement. But if Feinsand (who I remember from his days at MLB) takes and continues your formula then he is a smart guy who is likely to get a chunk of your current crew following him.


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