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Hairston update: Day-to-day

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Sep 24, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

This from the Yankees:

Jerry Hairston, Jr. was seen by hand specialist Dr. Melvin Rosenwasser today at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and underwent an MRI. Results of the MRI revealed tendinitis in his left wrist and he received a cortisone injection in the wrist. He is day-to-day.

 
 

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150 Responses to “Hairston update: Day-to-day”

  1. JS September 24th, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    Hope he gets better soon. We can really use his glove in the infield and the outfield.

  2. Noreaster September 24th, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    Good news, hopefully (knock on wood) we avoid any serious injuries the rest of this year.

  3. Chris September 24th, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    Isn’t everybody day-to-day ?

  4. Bronx Jeers September 24th, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    Well I guess that’s good news.

    He can still catch, throw and run. It’s not like he was here for his power stroke anyway.

  5. Ryan Loghry September 24th, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    “What was that name again?”
    “Dr. Rosenrosen.”

    I couldn’t resist.

    That’s too bad, I like Hairston’s hustle, and speed on the bases.

  6. 27 September 24th, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    Good. Load him up for the next three weeks.

  7. Erica - always OPPC September 24th, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    Heading out of work now folks. Not sure how much checking in I will be doing tonight since I have to pack and watch a lot of TV.

    Talk to you all later :-)

  8. vin September 24th, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    ““What was that name again?”
    “Dr. Rosenrosen.”

    I couldn’t resist.

    That’s so funny… I kept quoting that last night – can’t even remember why. My wife had no clue what I was referring to. I had to put it in terms she could understand… so I told her it was kind of like Dr. Van Nostrand.

  9. Joe from Long Island September 24th, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    I’m about to go out to dinner with the mrs. and I thought I’d check the blog.

    1. Glad it’s nothing surgical with Hairston. Hope he gets better soon.

    2. Happy Birthday, Betsy. Hope you have a great one.

  10. Betsy September 24th, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    Ryan, a Fletch reference……always good, lol.

    It’s better news than I thought, but tendonitis always seems to last forever, like with Tex. I hope Jerry can play in the post-season….forget the bat, as others have mentioned, he’s a valuable guy off the bench and in the field.

  11. Betsy September 24th, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    Bronx Jeers, not Peter Luger’s – Rothmann’s, in East Norwich, Long Island

  12. Betsy September 24th, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    Joe, thanks!

  13. crawdaddy September 24th, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    That’s great news so much for certain Yankee fans expecting the worse.

  14. Bronx Jeers September 24th, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    There’s a Rothmann’s in midtown as well.

    Bone in ribeye?

  15. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who is missing the worry gene September 24th, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    Betsy, I know you can do it! Don’t get frustrated if it doesn’t happen right away. One step at a time. Believe me, happy-happy land is a sweet place in which to live! And you really get nothing but benefits. No worry, no stress, total enjoyment – and check out the rewards. Yanks are the first team to clinch. The inhabitants of happy-happy totally believed it would happen and were able to enjoy the season thoroughly and never worry about anything Yankee related – Yankee losses, eh. No biggie. Part of the season of baseball.

    SA-WEET!!!

    :)

  16. Giuseppe Franco September 24th, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    Shocking as it sounds, I guess all the medical experts on the blog last night got this one wrong.

    They were already looking for his replacement on the postseason roster before the results of the MRI were revealed.

    It’s not like these people to jump to conclusions without all of the facts.

  17. Nick von Clausewitz in SF September 24th, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    Wait, so Hairston is NOT done for the year?

    I already bit the cyanide capsule. Doh!

  18. no.27 September 24th, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    The Yankees have won 6 of their last 7 games against the Red Sox, 3 of their last 4 against the Angels, 5 of 6 against the Tigers, and all 7 of the games they’ve played against the Twins.

    The Yankees have won in CC’s last 10 starts, and 14 of the last 17 dating back to June. In Pettitte’s last 12 appearances, he has given up 3 earned runs or less 9 times. In AJ Burnett’s last 10 starts, he’s given up 3 or less runs in 7 of those games.

    The Yankees are going to be the only team in all of baseball to win 100 games, and currently have 7 more wins than any team in the AL.

    Somehow Kruk thinks the Red Sox are the team most ready for the playoffs.

  19. GreenBeret7 September 24th, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    Because there is no baseball tonight and it’s boring, this is there anyone that remembers Mrs. Olson and all of the other obnoxious commercials on TV and felt the same way that I and this writer do?

    “Well, Just who the heck is Mrs. Olson anyway?”

    Virginia Christine
    aka: Mrs. Olson

    Biography:

    ***In real life she was a fine, prolific character actress, but Virginia Christine will be remembered for as long as dreams brew near the idiot box for her role as “Mrs. Olson,” the coffee swilling matron whose fine black grinds saved many a television marriage.
    For 21 years, the wise, matronly Mrs. Olson, with her braided blond tresses and Swedish accent, slipped kindly into kitchens to patch up couples’ rifts over bad coffee. Just use “Mountain Grown” Folger’s, she advised, and the husband would always stay for a second cup. Maybe it would sober the old goat up. Why the embittered couples didn’t pick up a broom and swat the old biddy a few times at this point was never clear. It is common knowledge that one of the most perilous places any cop can interpose himself is in a “domestic.”

    “As Mrs. Olson I had a wardrobe of aprons the likes of which I’d never seen,” she told The Times in 1985 after the commercials had run their course. “She started out as a nice cleaning lady, but thankfully over the years, and after hundreds of commercials, she came of age. She traded in her polyester J.C. Penney outfits for knit suits, and like Cinderella, Mrs. Olson was finally invited to parties, if not balls.”

    In later years she had a torrid romance with that notorious Colombian rake, Juan Valdez.
    Christine’s caffeinated role was appropriated by the saltier Taster’s Choice couple, whose series is now seemingly also in abeyance. This espresso fad has ruined everything.***

  20. Joe from Long Island September 24th, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    Betsy – Is Rothmann’s where you’re going to celebrate tonight? I drive past there every day going to and from work. We had dinner there a while ago – great steaks, but a bit pricey, at least for my tax bracket (lol)! In any case, enjoy.

  21. Joe from Long Island September 24th, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    One last thought – re:Kruk on ESPN and his “opinions”.

    I remember reading somewhere – wish I could remember where, sources are important – where Kruk was bieng interviewed, and said that at ESPN they are given “suggestions” as what they should opine on-air.

    So much for original thought.

  22. m September 24th, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    How was Pete’s last chat? It makes my blood boil knowing those good for nothing Red Sox fans are getting such a good host. :mad:

    Hey back to that Starks thing. Anyone know why he listed Lester, then Beckett? Are they lined up that way? Even so, it’s ridiculous to even suggest Beckett pitches second. No matter how the two have been pitching.

    Good news on Hairston.

    And Happy Belated (in internet time) Birthday to Betsy!

  23. Nick von Clausewitz in SF September 24th, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    dennis, the # is 52 at my book. I took that as a sign to hop on board.

    Go Rebs and ol’ ball coach!

  24. GreenBeret7 September 24th, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    Well, Texas’ playoff hopes have gone onto the toilet. Oakland just swpt them and now, they’re as close to the Angels as they are to the Red Sox. Their two best pitchers, Hunter and Feldman have each given up 7 runs over the last two days to the undernurished Oakland a’s.

  25. RR September 24th, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    It is time to send Joba to the pen and move Hughes to the starting rotation. Joba cannot be relied upon in the playoffs.

  26. AlbanyYankee September 24th, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    The Pirates picked up Anthony Claggett off waviers? They are stocking their organization with ex-Yanks. Who got added to the 40-man that required sending Claggett through waivers?

  27. GreenBeret7 September 24th, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    gone onto the toilet

    or ***into the toilet*** for the ladies who have nightmares about raised or wet seats.

  28. GreenBeret7 September 24th, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    RR
    September 24th, 2009 at 6:56 pm
    It is time to send Joba to the pen and move Hughes to the starting rotation. Joba cannot be relied upon in the playoffs.

    ————————————————————

    Give it a rest. There isn’t enough time to convert Hughes to the rotation.

  29. GreenBeret7 September 24th, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    AlbanyYankee
    September 24th, 2009 at 6:57 pm
    The Pirates picked up Anthony Claggett off waviers? They are stocking their organization with ex-Yanks. Who got added to the 40-man that required sending Claggett through waivers?

    ————————————————————

    Freddie Guzman.

  30. mick September 24th, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    Why is GF such a condescending #$*+@!?

  31. mick September 24th, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    Why won’t the same thing happen to Phil in ’10.?

    Phil rules will apply.

  32. The Mad Prince in Pinstripes September 24th, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    Ya, as far as Joba in the rotation and Hughes in the pen goes, we’ve made our bed at this point, so now we sleep in it.

    It’ll all work out as its supposed to.

    Count on CC and Andy to lead the way. And remember, if our pitchers can keep us “close”, our offense should be able to make the difference, even if only slight (meaning 1 run wins).

  33. dennis-Costanza September 24th, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    Nick.

    Good for you. I bet it at 53. Go offense.

    Pat M has had a good run with the O/U’s on here so hopefully he in board.

    -dennis

  34. Bronx Jeers September 24th, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    “It is time to send Joba to the pen and move Hughes to the starting rotation. Joba cannot be relied upon in the playoffs.”

    It September 24th @ 7:00 pm. Do you know where your children are?

  35. GreenBeret7 September 24th, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    mick
    September 24th, 2009 at 7:04 pm
    Why is GF such a condescending #$*+@!?

    ————————————————————

    Because he’s right. 75% of this board was positive that Hairston was going to have his arm amputated, or his career was over or he was finished for the year or…..

  36. The Mad Prince in Pinstripes September 24th, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    Mick, I kinda doubt that re: Phil Rules in 2010.

    2010 is when Joba and Hughes are permanently in the rotation with 200 innings approved.

    My guess is that if Joba isn’t pitching effectively through the first half of next season, meaning if he isn’t showing marked improvement and going 6 or 7 innings a start, you’ll see him eventually placed back in the pen and groomed as our future closer or traded away.

    But that is 2010 and quite frankly I just don’t care about 2010 right now. Let the front office worry about that in November.

  37. Nick von Clausewitz in SF September 24th, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    dennis: I have also teased it with the Rebs and the Missouri Tigers @ Nevada Reno tomorrow night. :mad:

  38. mick September 24th, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    GB7

    So let me get this straight. Anyone who is right can act the fool?

  39. Abdababdaserser September 24th, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    Texas came close for a while, but that race has been over. Just like the Saux getting the division.

    RR, moving Hughes isn’t going to happen. If the Yankees even entertained the thought of doing that it would have happened already. Hughes has his set role in the bullpen now, and its been that way all season.

    Now is when little tweaks and final adjustments may take place, such as setting up the rotation order, resting players who are banged up a bit, but the only major moves that would happen would be from big injuries, not the whims of fans.

    I’d trust the Yankees organization to make the right moves. They seem to have been doing OK so far this year.

  40. The Mad Prince in Pinstripes September 24th, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    Abdababdaserse,

    I agree. The front office has done great this year, so let’s see if they have the guts to finish the job the set out for from the beginning.

  41. mick September 24th, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    Mad Prince

    How is Phil 200 innings approved?

    Might as well flip-flop the 2 next year. Joba is a 5-6 inning pitcher . He is mentally built for the pen, as is Phil. IMO

  42. m September 24th, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    Let’s talk pitching.

    CC
    AJ
    Andy
    Joba

    Rivera
    Hughes
    Coke
    Aceves
    ???
    ???

    That means Bruney, Marte, Gaudin, Robertson battling for 2 spots? 3 if we leave Guzman or Cervelli off the roster?

  43. mick September 24th, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    Why is everyone making such a big deal over who our 4th starter is in the ALDS. If they don’t trust Joba, you can be sure to see him in relief early in the series, therefore eliminating any chance of seeing him start later. Don’t be surprised if AJ craps the bed and Joba goes 4 innings game 2.

  44. mick September 24th, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    m

    take guzman, leave bruney.

  45. m September 24th, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    Don’t be surprised if AJ gets the job done. :roll:

  46. The Mad Prince in Pinstripes September 24th, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    Mick,

    First of all, Hughes’s starts this season showed some tremendous promise for his future. Similar to Joba, you don’t leave a guy with that kind of talent in the bullpen without at least giving them a legitimate opportunity to succeed in the rotation.

    That is what is going on with Joba right now and its only fair to exercise at least some patience with the guy to the extent that he is a starter at the beginning of 2010 until further notice. The limitations they’ve placed on must play into his psyche and development and while I am just as frustrated as the next guy, I’m not quite prepared to give up on the guy as as starter.

    As far as Hughes goes, I have no “insider” info about his innings limits next season, but based on how he’s been used from 2007 to present, its my guess that he is pegged for the rotation in 2010 along with CC, AJ, and Andy. Can’t count on Wang for 2010 if he is even on the team next April.

    With all this, I sincerely believe that if they can put a trade together that starts with a guy like Joba and Austin Jackson that would net them a high caliber, proven starter, Mr. Chamberlain may not be with the Yankees at all in 2010.

    ENTIRELY CONJECTURE.

  47. m September 24th, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    Gotta choose, mick.

    2 of the 4 I listed, and the 2 position players.

    or 3 of the 4 and Guzman?

  48. mick September 24th, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    i sure hope Aj gets it done. All girardi has to do is use joba for an inning and it would be easy to skip his start w/out hurting his feelings.

    All the more easy if he does well.

  49. Expectation. Reality. September 24th, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    My predictions:
    ……………

    Angels vs. Red Sox
    Red Sox win 3 games to 1. (I think Red Sox very likely could sweep, as Angels always turn soft as tofu against them.)

    Tigers vs. Yankees
    Tigers win 3 games to 0. (Really, this doesn’t need explaining. Verlander, Jackson, Porcello! We would be lucky to score more than one run during the entire series.)

    ALCS Tigers vs. Red Sox
    Red Sox win 4-1.

    Worlds Series Red Sox vs. Dodgers
    Red Sox win 4-0.

  50. GreenBeret7 September 24th, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    mick
    September 24th, 2009 at 7:12 pm
    GB7

    So let me get this straight. Anyone who is right can act the fool?

    ————————————————————

    Nobody’s acting like a fool except the trolls, whiners and complainers. Which are you? People get tired of answering the same idiotic questions that the same people with different names ask on a daily basis. It’s also tiresome to see people have a fit over the slightest thing that goes wrong with or against the Yankees.

  51. mick September 24th, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    m

    as i said, take guzman (is he an OF or IF?) leave bruney

  52. Nick von Clausewitz in SF September 24th, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    Duly noted, Eee Arr.

  53. Bronx Jeers September 24th, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    I don’t think they’ll be looking for 200 innings from Phil next year. Is he pitching in the IFL? Don’t think so.

    And I’ll bring this up cause it’s slow but there are rotation questions to be answered. Nothing major but it’s not 100% cut & dry.

    Is Andy returning? Most likely

    The Wang situation.

    Are they going with Joba and Hughes as their 4 -5. This seems definite but again the combo isn’t exactly money in the bank.

    Then there’s Mitre, Gaudin and IPK. Retain, cast-off or trade?

    Will Igawa run for Mayor of Scranton?

    Ask me today and the rotation is CC-AJ-Andy-Joba-Phil.

    Come February?

  54. Tom in N.J. September 24th, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    AJ’s career ERA vs Detroit: 7.34. :shock:

  55. mick September 24th, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    GB7

    I agree with you but there is no need for the holier-than-thou attitude of some who think they are baseball intelligencia and leave no room for others who are not as knowledgeable.

  56. The Mad Prince in Pinstripes September 24th, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    Expectation. Reality,

    I won’t put down Verlander or Jackson because they have been solid, but I really don’t understand all the hype behind Rick Porcello this year.

    Dude’s never thrown a pitch in the playoffs and people think he will play a role in Detroit sweeping NY?

    Detroit would have to count on those three throwing upwards of 7-8 innings each start because that bullpen is not reliable in the least bit. Verlander can pull that off easily, but I have my doubts about Jackson or Ricky making that happen. I’d say the same about Pettitte and AJ and that is where the Yankees beat the Tigers: the bullpen.

  57. Tom in N.J. September 24th, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    Gammons posts here?

  58. jennifer September 24th, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    So was it just scar tissue tearing?

  59. Johnny D. September 24th, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    Don’t forget that Nady was “day to day”.

  60. The Mad Prince in Pinstripes September 24th, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    Bronx Jeers,

    Kinda to the point where we need to stop worrying about 2010 and focus on the playoffs since they’re under 2 WEEKS AWAY!!

    But I agree with your post by and large except for Igawa as mayor of Scranton. I’d like to feed Igawa to my mutated sea bass with lasers on their heads.

  61. GreenBeret7 September 24th, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    Gaudin, Marte, Robertson (if he’s healthy) and Bruney will be on the roster. There is no need for Cervelli. Guzman, will depend on the team that NYY plays is a 7 game series. He won’t be on the ALDS roster unless Hairston is hurt.

  62. m September 24th, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    mick,

    So you’re going with 11 pitchers and Guzman (OF), no 3rd catcher? Hairston’s the emergency catcher, but he’s not feeling so pink rosy right now.

    And you’re going with the longer series with 3 starters? Because you know they’ll map out the rotation, and they’ll need to decide which of Joba/Gaudin will get the ball in a potential game 4 if they go with the shorter series.

    To the expectation/reality fool. Go to Starks article. Detroit is way down the list in strength of starting rotation. Jackson is your great hope?

  63. Vrsce September 24th, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    Gammons will surely be posting on Pete’s new Red Sox blog.

    Think we will get visitation rights?

  64. GreenBeret7 September 24th, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    mick
    September 24th, 2009 at 7:28 pm
    GB7

    I agree with you but there is no need for the holier-than-thou attitude of some who think they are baseball intelligencia and leave no room for others who are not as knowledgeable.

    ————————————————————

    Intelligence or lack of it has little to do with most of them. Stupidity or trollism has much to do with it.

  65. m September 24th, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    Nick,

    I thought it was that fool, too! And I said something about him not being a Yankee fan. And I got a whole lot of, “How dare you? I’ve been a Yankee fan for longer than you have” or some crap like that. I hope it follows Pete.

  66. mick September 24th, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    Mad Prince

    Why would Phil get 200 inngs if Joba didnt? Sometimes a pitchers mental makeup determines his role as a pitcher.

    Have you ever seen Phil this relaxed? I mean he is lounging in the pen, have you seen him?

    Let’s say they go after free agent Lackey. Forget Wang for now. Where would that leave Joba/Phil? Room for one. Pick.

  67. Giuseppe Franco September 24th, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    RR September 24th, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    It is time to send Joba to the pen and move Hughes to the starting rotation. Joba cannot be relied upon in the playoffs.

    ————-

    This is so ridiculous on so many levels.

    The misguided people who think putting Joba in the pen is suddenly going to transform him into Joba of 2007 are out of their minds.

    His struggles go far beyond his role and simply switching his role now isn’t going to fix a damn thing.

    Secondly, does anyone really believe the Yanks are now simply going to pull the plug on Joba as a starter after all the trouble they’ve gone through to get him in a position to throw 190+ IP in 2010?

    There is NO CHANCE Joba gets moved back to the bullpen full time. None. It won’t happen this season or next season. They didn’t go through this much trouble just to abort the mission so soon.

    Thirdly, as GB pointed out, they can’t put Hughes in the rotation anyways. They don’t have four to six weeks to build his arm strength back up and they made the decision back in June to leave Hughes where he is.

    It’s amazing how many people don’t have an ounce of common sense.

    Whether the fans like it or not, developing young pitchers is not easy to do and all the ups and downs and inconsistency that inevitably comes with it is a necessary evil if the Yanks want to continue to assemble championship caliber teams on the field year after year.

  68. GreenBeret7 September 24th, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    Tom in N.J.
    September 24th, 2009 at 7:29 pm
    Gammons posts here?

    ————————————————————

    He posts as Jim Pir-one. It’s the best disguise that he could think of. The Andrew Jackson costume was taken.

  69. m September 24th, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    Phil’s not getting 200 innings. Improbable.

    I think they let Joba, Phil, and Kennedy vie for spots in the 2010 rotation.

    CC
    AJ
    Andy (he’s back!)
    Joba/Phil
    Aceves 8)

  70. Giuseppe Franco September 24th, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    That means Bruney, Marte, Gaudin, Robertson battling for 2 spots? 3 if we leave Guzman or Cervelli off the roster?

    ————–

    Robertson isn’t battling for a postseason spot.

    If he’s healthy enough to pitch, he’s in. No question about it.

  71. Nick von Clausewitz in SF September 24th, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    m, et al: there is no doubt as to the identity of Mr. Expectations/Reality. Respond at your own descretion.

    Have the Yankees typically put 3 catchers on their post-season rosters when 2 has been sufficient for the regular season?

  72. mick September 24th, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    m

    we won’t need a 4th starter in the “A” series with the extra days off.

    we won’t need a 3rd catcher cause Jorge will catch each game.

    I like Guzman over bruney because joba will take his place in the pen and guzman could be valuable to steal a base, esp if gardner starts.

  73. Abdababdaserser September 24th, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    Yeah, the Tigers also have the best record, playing in a beast of a division.

    Of course, you have to ignore their record being 11 games over .500, and that they will probably not win even 90 games. What a powerhouse.

  74. m September 24th, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    nick,

    I don’t know. We’ve never had 3 such wonderful catchers!

    So Cervelli’s overreaching.

    Then we’re going with 11 pitchers and Mr. Cashman was just playing with Joba’s mind by saying we might go with 10.

    That means Bruney or Marte stays off. They’re both decent pitchers. I mean Bruney possesses the ability to be lights out. Marte gives you another lefty option.

    Gaudin depends on how Joba and Gaudini both do in the next 1.5 weeks.

    (GF-you’re right “battlin” for Robertson means working his way back to the mound)

  75. Abdababdaserser September 24th, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    GF, too many of the posters who come up with that silly stuff probably gained all their baseball “knowledge” by playing video games.

  76. mick September 24th, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    I don’t understand why so many get so bent out of shape with the trolls. If you ignore them won’t they go away? If they are purposely coming in here to annoy you, why give them the satisfaction?

  77. Victor the Predictor September 24th, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    Brian Bruney will not be on the playoff roster. Too stubborn to throw strikes.

  78. mick September 24th, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    bruney has a 2 cent head. why else would he change his # to 99. Is he a Rodman wannabe? leave him off the alds, joba slides right in. maybe in the alcs, if joba goes back to start.

  79. Abdababdaserser September 24th, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    Cisco isn’t likely to be on the post season roster. He is only up now because of the expanded rosters. The only way he plays in the post season is if he is replacing Jorge or Jose due to injury.

    Guzman will be looked at to add another speed guy as a late inning, close game weapon. Girardi has seen and used speed as a weapon twice against the Angels to manufacture a run.

    Bruney has blown any chance he had to be on the roster. Ian Kennedy would have more of a shot of making it than him.

    Marte will probably be in because of having two lefties. That whole mix and match thing in a close game.

  80. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 24th, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    Ohhhhh, I guess its my turn and sorry its late cause I don’t post from work, but…

    Happy Birthday, Betsy. :)

  81. mick September 24th, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    I can see where Joba stays in the rotation next year but as a 5th starter. My bet is they go after a free agent such as Lackey. If Hughes starts it leaves too much of a void in the 8th inning.

  82. Nick von Clausewitz in SF September 24th, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    I don’t know if Cervelli is as good as his most ardent fans think he is. I think I would prefer an extra pitcher/speedster before Dreamy Eyes since neither his bat nor his legs would be needed.

  83. mick September 24th, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    why would any team carry a 3rd catcher in a short series with extra days rest? posada will start every game. you only need a 3rd catcher if the regular catcher sits, then pinch-hits. Molina will be lucky to see any time behind the plate.

  84. m September 24th, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    Lackey’s the biggest (only) FA starter. I can’t see them going for Lackey.

    I can see Boston and Anaheim wrasslin’ over him, though.

    One year of Lackey will likely cost just a little more than what it would take for another year of Damon, Matsui, and basepay for Andy.

  85. Pat M. September 24th, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    If the Yanks do decide to part ways with Jobe this offseason, it’ll not be completely based on talent….There might be some other issues in the equation….I hope things can be worked out, because when he’s right, he’s outstanding……However I really wouldn’t be shocked if he’s on the move come December…….

  86. m September 24th, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    I think where I erred is that I thought you could only replace an injured player between series.

    If you can replace them during the series, then yeah, no need for the third catcher.

  87. mick September 24th, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    i saw guzman in LF the other day. does he play the infield?

  88. Giuseppe Franco September 24th, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    Nick von Clausewitz in SF September 24th, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    I don’t know if Cervelli is as good as his most ardent fans think he is. I think I would prefer an extra pitcher/speedster before Dreamy Eyes since neither his bat nor his legs would be needed.

    —————

    Agreed 100%.

    I like Cervelli, too – but too many Yankee fans overvalue the guy.

    He’d only make the postseason roster if something happened to Posada or Molina.

  89. Nick von Clausewitz in SF September 24th, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    I ask again (to the general assembly): is there any recent precedent for the Yankees to carry 3 catchers in a postseason series?

  90. m September 24th, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    Pat M,

    Honestly? Those same questions will be in the minds of the other GM’s. They’ve got eyes, scouts, and can read between the lines just as well as anyone.

    Back to the basics for Joba, and he’ll be just fine.

    But I can’t see Cash’s blackberry buzzing with calls about Joba.

  91. Giuseppe Franco September 24th, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    Hughes had a horrible 2008 campaign and Cashman wouldn’t budge on trading this kid away.

    After watching Hughes rebound this season, I’m sure Cashman is ecstatic that he was patient and didn’t give up on the kid the way the fan base did.

    How many times do you think Cashman was reamed in 2008 because he didn’t trade Hughes for Santana?

    Now it looks like the deal he refused to make was the right one. Sure, these are different cases but Cashman’s faith in a very young and very talented pitcher paid off this season in a big way.

    The Yanks are better this season because they didn’t make the Santana deal.

    I don’t think Cashman is going to give up on Joba, either. And he shouldn’t.

  92. Jeremy September 24th, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    I hope that if the Yankees face the Tigers that Leyland is dumb enough to pitch Verlander on short rest down the stretch to avoid losing the division to the Twins.

  93. Pat M. September 24th, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    m, just remember this in December…I was going to use a cold winter’s day in December, however we both are beach people of the warm climates ….By then we’ll have the Lakers running up & down the courts on their way to 65 wins and back to back titles…….

  94. Nick von Clausewitz in SF September 24th, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    m: so you’re saying that no other GM’s will be interested in Joba because they can all see the same things that we see but also that Joba will be fine (but no other GM’s will want him)?

    Because organizations generally all have the same appraisals of all players?

    Please clarify.

  95. Nick von Clausewitz in SF September 24th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    “I was going to use a cold winter’s day…”

    On such a winter’s day? Joba dreamin’?

  96. Abdababdaserser September 24th, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    GF, I tend to agree that Joba will remain. That is unless they are frustrated with other aspects of him behind the scenes. (Like they were with Tabata).

    Mick, Joba was set up as the 5th pitcher in the rotation. Circumstances changed because of Wang, but Joba still has been the “5th” starter, most limited in outings, in the rotation.

  97. m September 24th, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    Pat M,

    LOL. Everyone in their grandmother will be trying to ship him out.

    But if we keep this particular core “intact” for the most part, I can’t see too many off-season trades.

    As usual, Cash will remain stoic in the eye of the storm.

    Speaking of the Lake Show, expect big things out of Pau Gasol. He was the man, the Big Kahuna at the Euro Championships this summer. Leading Spain to their first gold there. Boston popped him in the mouth in ’08, but they woke up a beast. Hopefully Artest can bug someone other than Kobe this season. lol.

  98. Troll Police September 24th, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    “Expectation. Reality.
    September 24th, 2009 at 7:25 pm
    My predictions:
    ……………
    Angels vs. Red Sox
    Red Sox win 3 games to 1. (I think Red Sox very likely could sweep, as Angels always turn soft as tofu against them.)
    Tigers vs. Yankees
    Tigers win 3 games to 0. (Really, this doesn’t need explaining. Verlander, Jackson, Porcello! We would be lucky to score more than one run during the entire series.)
    ALCS Tigers vs. Red Sox
    Red Sox win 4-1.
    Worlds Series Red Sox vs. Dodgers
    Red Sox win 4-0.”

    We are not very happy with you. How could you predict the Sox would actually LOSE two games in the playoffs?
    Don’t come back to SOSH and show your face.
    The Sox will go 11-0 !! Sweet Caroline !!
    Trolls rule, people with brains drool.

  99. Doreen September 24th, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    m -

    I think there will be plenty of GMs out there who think the Yankees messed with Joba’s preparation (either the Joba rules or the switch back and forth from starter to bullpen or not letting him develop in the minor leagues) who will think that their way will be better and if the Yankees are willing to deal him, there will be takers — actually, there will be askers. They may be looking for a slight discount because he had a disappointing year, but there will be askers. Definitely.

    I don’t think Cervelli is on the playoff roster unless Posada has some kind of issue we know nothing about right now.

    If Hairston is on, does Pena have to be on?

    Marte is definitely on, IMO. Two lefties out of the pen is just to hard to resist, and Marte’s been okay since coming back. Not great, but okay. And the mixing and matching ability will be great to have.

    I know the attraction of Guzman, and it is probably good to have two speedsters on the roster, but I can’t help but feel bad for guys who put in the whole season with the team who may not make it.

    So, I do ask again, if a guy is left off the roster, is he allowed to be with the team?

    And I know the Yankees can’t worry about hurt feelings, but, someone’s gonna be p-ed.

  100. Carl September 24th, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    M

    Pau Gasol is soft. If they happen to run into the Celtics again, they’ll eat him alive.

  101. no.27 September 24th, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    There’s only 2 reasons a team would trade a young pitcher with the talent that Joba has. 1, they have an important hole they need to fill, or 2, he’s becoming a free agent and they can’t afford to sign him.

    There’s no reason for the Yankees to trade him. They don’t have any big holes in their lineup and can afford to wait and see if he can be the front end starter that he has the potential of being.

  102. m September 24th, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    Nick,

    I couldn’t even get through that question.

    I don’t think the interest will be as high as it was in the past two off-seasons because Joba’s stock is down.

    On another note, I think they’ll break down Joba’s game and work on each part accordingly. Try to eliminate any mechanical flaws that are not allowing him to perform at the optimal level he had pitched at in previous years.

    In other words, I have faith that Joba will rebound.

  103. GreenBeret7 September 24th, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    If Hairston is still ailing by the time the playoffs hit, expect him to be dropped in favor of Pena and Hinske. Part of Hairston’s appeal is his bat. He plays a number of positions, but, he’s not overly great at any of them. Maybe a step above Nick Green defensively.

  104. m September 24th, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    Carl,

    That’s if. Big if.

  105. Doreen September 24th, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    Personally, I think the Yankees keep Joba, but I am not convinced he’s on the ML roster to start 2010. That will be determined in the spring.

    Should be an interesting winter, though. No Santana or Sabathia drama, really. Do you think they try to get an early answer from Pettitte about next season? Because that will determine whether they look to FA for another starter (because Hughes & Joba are not front end). And then there’s Wang…

  106. Nick von Clausewitz in SF September 24th, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    m, you really coudldn’t get through my question? I throw a red flag on that, but I’ll play along anyway.

    The question spoke to the apparent contradiction in your post: that other GM’s won’t want Joba because they see what we see but also that Joba will be fine.

    No other GM will think that Joba could be fine in their team’s uniform?

    (for the record, I don’t think Joba will be traded)

  107. franks & Beans September 24th, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    We are not very happy with you. How could you predict the Sox would actually LOSE two games in the playoffs?
    Don’t come back to SOSH and show your face.
    The Sox will go 11-0 !! Sweet Caroline !!
    Trolls rule, people with brains drool.
    **********************************

    You redsock fans yeah I never say redsox. Make me laugh lets all get by the first round first then lets talk garbage.

  108. Azaz September 24th, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    clay struggling

  109. GreenBeret7 September 24th, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    Doreen
    September 24th, 2009 at 8:22 pm
    Personally, I think the Yankees keep Joba, but I am not convinced he’s on the ML roster to start 2010. That will be determined in the spring.

    Should be an interesting winter, though. No Santana or Sabathia drama, really. Do you think they try to get an early answer from Pettitte about next season? Because that will determine whether they look to FA for another starter (because Hughes & Joba are not front end). And then there’s Wang…

    ————————————————————

    NYY is lucky, because for the next 3 years or so, there is no need for Hughes or Chamberlain to fill a front end part of the rotation. The great thing is, though, is within 2-3 years they could be pitching like one.

  110. m September 24th, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    Doreen,

    You made a great point. Others will undoubtedly think they could polish up the diamond in the rough that Joba is right now.

    But that could be tempered with questions about his health. (i.e. why hasn’t he been the same since the shoulder injury?)

  111. m September 24th, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    Nick,

    I understood the “clarify please?”. :)

  112. franks & Beans September 24th, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    The starting pitching staff would be CC, ANDY, AJ you only need 3 pitchers if you win home field. Now that leaves
    The franchise for the 7th
    JOBA for the 8th
    MO for the 9th… Not one team in baseball has a better 7th, 8th, and 9th

  113. RS September 24th, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    My postseason roster-

    Starting Lineup:
    Jeter SS
    Damon LF
    Teixeira 1B
    Arod 3B
    Matsui DH
    Posada C
    Cano 2B
    Swisher RF
    Cabrera CF

    Bench:
    Molina C
    Gardner OF
    Hairston/Pena (Hairston if healthy) INF U
    Hinske OF
    Guzman OF

    Pitchers:
    Sabathia SP
    Burnett SP
    Pettitte SP
    Joba RP
    Aceves RP
    Marte RP
    Coke RP
    Robertson RP
    Hughes RP
    Rivera RP

    If Joba doesn’t finish the season with two strong starts, I’d lean towards leaving him in the bullpen throughout the playoffs and going with a combo of Gaudin and Aceves in Game 4 of the ALCS and/or WS.

  114. m September 24th, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    Laptop must have the latest processor. 97mph on a called strike 3. :shock:

    I don’t think Joba goes anywhere, either. Let’s say someone does call Cash about Joba. Cash says, “I’m listening. What were you thinking?” No one’s giving up major league talent. And would Cash take prospects for Joba? I dunno about that.

    The Yankees are committed to Joba. He’s not going anywhere.

    I would like to see Joba/IPK/Hughes all in one game for 9 innings against Boston on Friday. :)

  115. GreenBeret7 September 24th, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    Not so sure that much of Chamberlain’s issues aren’t more physicak conditioning. Legs not strong enough, weak stomach and back muscles. The same conditioning practices and diet that Bruney had this past winter would do wonders for Chamberlain. Bruney, on the other hand, may have lost too much weight, too soon and he lost strength. It led to injuries, so, perhaps he needs to add a few pounds back on.

  116. Tom in N.J. September 24th, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    We may be able to get Jonathan Sánchez for Joba!

  117. Doreen September 24th, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    m -

    I have a theory about the velocity, but I have no proof, no background, no experience in these matters, and I hate to sound like I know something when I don’t. But, my theory is that the Yankees wanted Joba to complete an entire season without risk of injury. Just get through a season healthy and see if he could pitch effectively at a lower velocity. I don’t think they wanted him to “air it out.” I think they wanted him to learn to pace himself.

    Like I said, even as I type that, I have my own doubts because I have no real reason to think that. Or this: Joba himself is afraid to air it out – he himself wanted to make sure he didn’t reinjure the shoulder.

    You know, I’m watching the Tiger game. One of these guys said about Jeter that he’s having a “Jeter season, not an MVP season.” But, they’ve got praise for Tex – they think he should win the MVP, at least partially because he’s doing it where he’s doing it, the first year there and because he’s the best all-around player. :) They’re actually having a good discussion. For Cy Young, they didn’t sound convinced it should be Greinke, but definitely not Sabathia, it sounded like.

  118. Drive 4-5 September 24th, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    Any word yet on Pete’s successor here?

  119. Nick von Clausewitz in SF September 24th, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    Okay, m, I’m taking the “good point, Doreen!” as implicit acknowledgement that you got my point more than you’ve let on. I just don’t know why you had to sass Pat M. :(

  120. Doreen September 24th, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    m -

    I don’t think Cashman would want prospects for Joba. Then they’re back at square one. At least Joba’s along in his development.

  121. GreenBeret7 September 24th, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    Tom in N.J.
    September 24th, 2009 at 8:35 pm
    We may be able to get Jonathan Sánchez for Joba!

    ————————————————————

    Alright, that’s enough of that, Brandon….errrr….Tom.

  122. Doreen September 24th, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    GB7 =

    Your reason for the velocity shortage makes a whole lot more sense than mine! :lol:

  123. Doreen September 24th, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    Verlander looks so herky jerky the way he finishes off his delivery.

  124. m September 24th, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    Doreen,

    I can’t imagine the Yankees telling Joba to dial it back if it makes him ineffective. The post-injury fear thing is a possibility.

    But the guys here say poor conditioning – - > poor mechanics.

    I think if they strip it down, and build it up without the glare of the big lights it’ll help. College basketball players struggle their first NBA season because the season is longer, there’s more travel. Lots of factors.

    If Joba can make it through this season with his health and confidence intact, that’s more than we could hope for.

  125. New Post New Name September 24th, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    Are the updates to this blog way less than usual? Pete is picking out homes in Boston. Sucks. Portents of things to come I fear.

  126. Jor-El September 24th, 2009 at 8:43 pm

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  127. franks & Beans September 24th, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    Guys Joba will be in the bullpen the first series. He will be the 8th inning guy. Do you all remember when The american IDL pitched in 03, he sucked down the streach. In the post season he beat us.

  128. rb September 24th, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    I don’t think it’s a gimme that Bruney makes the postseason roster. Robertson, if healthy, and maybe Gaudin could fill out the bullpen.

    I think there is a good chance that Peña and Guzman are on the bench.

    From Bryan Hoch

    “General manager Brian Cashman dropped a nugget this week that the Yankees are planning on taking 10 pitchers into the American League Division Series, and though they’ve been otherwise guarded in outlining their thinking, that gives you a small window into their thinking for the first round.”

    http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com.....8;c_id=nyy

  129. GreenBeret7 September 24th, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    Since most of the trolls/fools seem to have disappeared. I have a couple of questions for you guys, to include Randy, SJ and CB.

    It appears that Arizona may not pick up Brandon Webb’s option this winter and hopes to resign him on the cheap. John Lackey is about to be a FA and then, there’s Chapman, who’s about to hit the market. Assuming that NYY can only sign one of them, which one and why?

    Also, should NYY try to trade for center fielder Rajai Davis of Oakland, and for who?

  130. GreenBeret7 September 24th, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    Doreen
    September 24th, 2009 at 8:40 pm
    GB7 =

    Your reason for the velocity shortage makes a whole lot more sense than mine!

    ————————————————————

    That’s because I’m a man and we think differently than women, Doreen.

  131. franks & Beans September 24th, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    JOBA is how old? and you guys want him traded?
    SAD!

  132. m September 24th, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    GB7,

    I have no expertise, but I would take an established ace like Lackey over an unknown entity like Chapman. Webb has injuries, no?

    I don’t think the Yankees chase Lackey a year after signing CC & AJ.

    We should save ourselves a lot of trouble and use Aceves as the #5 starter. Guy just knows how to pitch.

  133. Doreen September 24th, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    GB7 -

    Ha. Ha. Ha.

    We are not all that amused. :)

  134. no.27 September 24th, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    If the Yankees take the short series, they force the other team to use a 4th starter. As bad as Joba has pitched, I’d think he would be a pretty good matchup against whoever the Tigers would use as their 4th starter (Robertson or Bonine).

    Whats a bigger advantage for the Yankees? Pettitte or Burnett vs. Edwin Jackson or Joba vs. Robertson or Bonine?

  135. rb September 24th, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    GB7,

    Wow, I’d love to get Davis. Much as I’d like to continue bringing up the homegrown guys. Davis is appealing.

    I think I’d avoid the FA market for pitchers and stick with Chamberlain and Hughes for the rotation next year.

  136. Pat M. September 24th, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    Doreen & m…..When I saw Joba pitch in Anaheim ( blew a early 4-0 lead ) and I was up close behind the plate….It was clear to me that the boy was in poor shape…As I’ve said many times about that night, as the long 2nd and longer 3rd inning progressed, Joba was sucking for air after nearly every pitch, and was certainly losing leg lift…..I also wondered about his mental approach to the game this season, as he was assured a roation spot and maybe he wasn’t as dedicated in the winter plus no Roger Clemens to ride his tail……As for the off season, even with all the problems ( both physically and performance wise ) Young Master Hughes was asked about often….Now he is someone that Cashman and the club is committed to !!!

  137. GreenBeret7 September 24th, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    Doreen
    September 24th, 2009 at 8:51 pm
    GB7 -

    Ha. Ha. Ha.

    We are not all that amused.

    ————————————————————

    LMAO. I feel like you set me up, Doreen. You knew that I couldn’t resist a snarky comeback.

  138. m September 24th, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    lol. Listening to the KC feed. This kid has been getting jobbed all night. During Ellsbury at-bat, someone was chirping from the dugout and the ump had a quick hook. They were confused because Heyman was still in the dugout. They just announced it was Greinke who was ejected.

    Ellsbury should’ve been called out on strikes. Instead he got a hit, stole second, and just scored on the error.

    Stupid ump.

  139. GreenBeret7 September 24th, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    m
    September 24th, 2009 at 8:50 pm
    GB7,

    I have no expertise, but I would take an established ace like Lackey over an unknown entity like Chapman. Webb has injuries, no?

    I don’t think the Yankees chase Lackey a year after signing CC & AJ.

    We should save ourselves a lot of trouble and use Aceves as the #5 starter. Guy just knows how to pitch.

    ————————————————————

    All valid remarks, Mel. You know that Boston will chase at least on of them and possibly two. Webb is hurt, but, not career threatening and should be ready. Lackey presumably doesn’t care to pitch in Boston. Maybe he goes home to Texas, or, perhaps St. Louis. I think that I go for the kid, Chapman, because of age and being left handed.

  140. Doreen September 24th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    Pat M -

    As I said, I have no faith in my own theory, and I will take your expertise and eyewitness impressions well over my own ramblings. :)

  141. Tom in N.J. September 24th, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    Is the umpire Marty Foster?

  142. pat September 24th, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    Sox might be setting up their rotation so Lester goes Game 1 and Beckett go Game 2 in the ALDS.

    http://www.boston.com/sports/b.....hange.html

  143. GreenBeret7 September 24th, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    rb
    September 24th, 2009 at 8:52 pm
    GB7,

    Wow, I’d love to get Davis. Much as I’d like to continue bringing up the homegrown guys. Davis is appealing.

    I think I’d avoid the FA market for pitchers and stick with Chamberlain and Hughes for the rotation next year.

    ————————————————————

    I like Davis, too. He’s been a real shocker this year. just need to figure out whether he’s for real or is he a mirage. He’s about 29 years old, but, would Oakland take Cabrera and a young pitcher? He’d look just fine patrolling center field for a couple of years while terrorizing teams on the bases. He’s hit around .350 over the last 300-400 at bats.

  144. 86w183 September 24th, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    Davis would be an expensive acquisition and not enough of an upgrade over current CF options to be worth it. A power hitting RF who is great defensively and in his prime would be another story… but I don’t know of anyone who fits that description.

    I’d take a flier on Webb of those three options because it is the least expensive/risky option and potentially has the best reward. Lackey is a bulldog and younger than AJ. I cannot understand people who say giving Chapman $ 30 Million or more makes the slightest amount of sense.

  145. GreenBeret7 September 24th, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    m
    September 24th, 2009 at 8:59 pm
    lol. Listening to the KC feed. This kid has been getting jobbed all night. During Ellsbury at-bat, someone was chirping from the dugout and the ump had a quick hook. They were confused because Heyman was still in the dugout. They just announced it was Greinke who was ejected.

    Ellsbury should’ve been called out on strikes. Instead he got a hit, stole second, and just scored on the error.

    Stupid ump.

    ————————————————————

    The HP umpire, Greg Gibson ran Greinke.

  146. m September 24th, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    Greg Gibson is the HP ump.

    Agreed that Davis will have a high asking price, not that he necessarily deserves it.

    pat,

    Stark had the same thing. It doesn’t make sense to me.

  147. rb September 24th, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    GreenBeret7 September 24th, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    I like Davis, too. He’s been a real shocker this year. just need to figure out whether he’s for real or is he a mirage. He’s about 29 years old, but, would Oakland take Cabrera and a young pitcher? He’d look just fine patrolling center field for a couple of years while terrorizing teams on the bases. He’s hit around .350 over the last 300-400 at bats.

    ————-

    The problem is how do you know if he’s “for real”? Sometimes you don’t until it’s too late, but boy, other than Homer Bush when was the last time the Yankees had speed burners? Between him & Gardner…the havoc they could cause for the other team would be fun to watch. :D

  148. rb September 24th, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    Webb – NL pitcher. I am sooo not comfortable with that.

  149. rb September 24th, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    86w183 September 24th, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    Davis would be an expensive acquisition and not enough of an upgrade over current CF options to be worth it.
    ========

    That’s really the question I think. Is he an upgrade? I like Melky and Gardner, and I think they’ve done a really good job this year. How long do the Yankees go with the platoon? I think together they are a good tandem.

    That being said, from what I saw of Davis this year (admittedly a limited sample) he’s good defensively and is a pest on the basepaths.

  150. no.27 September 24th, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    Webb would not be an inexpensive signing and he’s not just some nl pitcher. there aren’t more than 5 pitchers in baseball that you can say are definitely better than him when he’s healthy.


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