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It’s a mess

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Mar 21, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The Yankees made four of their most significant cuts today, sending Jesus Montero, Austin Romine, Colin Curtis and Reid Gorecki to the minor league complex.

But that’s not why things are a mess.

The Yankees literally don’t know what they’re going to do tomorrow. They have seven pitchers who need to pitch, and only nine innings to play against major league hitters. Joe Girardi said the Yankees are currently calling different teams and might try to pull off split squad games tomorrow. They might also play  B game at Steinbrenner Field. If nothing else, the minor league exhibition schedule has started, so that’s an option.

“It’s a mess, kinda,” Girardi said. “We don’t have it completely ironed out.”

A.J. Burnett, Andy Pettitte, Joba Chamberlain, Phil Hughes, Mariano Rivera, Chan Ho Park and Damaso Marte all need to throw. Girardi said adding a game on Tuesday — a scheduled off day — wouldn’t solve the problem because they want to keep everyone on schedule, or at least as close to on-schedule as possible. He acknowledged that in the long run, a little rain in the middle of March isn’t going to disrupt the season, but…

“Right now, it’s a little pain in the rear.”

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34 Responses to “It’s a mess”

  1. Erica - always OPPC - member of the GOTFG and GTLU supporter March 21st, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    Fran (the original) and OPPC member
    March 21st, 2010 at 2:13 pm
    Erica,

    Jack Curry interviewed Johnny on YES. He is growing his beard back-guess back to the caveman look.

    All ready for the draft tonight?

    ****************

    I missed the interview!!!! :-(

    And if by ready you mean, I have had no time to prepare or think about it- then absolutely!!!!!!

    I have a sure-fire strategy. I am going to cross my fingers and wing it :-)

  2. Erica - always OPPC - member of the GOTFG and GTLU supporter March 21st, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    “Right now, it’s a little pain in the rear.”
    *************

    Wow, that’s like hardcore cursing for Girardi

  3. Nick in SF in Larkspur March 21st, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    This is what Giradi gets for pretending that Chad Guadin was in the running to be the 5th starter. :(

  4. Betsy - Romine wasn't built in a day March 21st, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    Chad, thanks – to play on the Queen’s words from a few years ago, what a Spring Horribilus.

  5. Betsy - Romine wasn't built in a day March 21st, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    Hughes says he’s assuming he’s throwing in Clearwater tomorrow unless he’s told otherwise.
    1 minutes ago via TweetDeck

    **this is the only thing that makes sense….

  6. Erin March 21st, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    Ledger_Yankees Hughes says he’s assuming he’s throwing in Clearwater tomorrow unless he’s told otherwise.
    about 1 minute ago

  7. Erin March 21st, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    Nick in SF in Larkspur
    March 21st, 2010 at 2:20 pm
    This is what Giradi gets for pretending that Chad Guadin was in the running to be the 5th starter

    *************************
    LOL

  8. Betsy - Romine wasn't built in a day March 21st, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    Yep, lots of good news with regards to the kids. I’m sure the Yanks were very happy with Montero and Romine as well as Curtis and Golson. I’m still rooting for Russo, I admit it, but Pena is a nice player as well. It stinks that the Yankees are always trashed for their minor league system, but we won the WS in large part because of contributions from our kids. In the end, that’s what counts – results, not hype.

  9. Fran (the original) and OPPC member March 21st, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    I have a sure-fire strategy. I am going to cross my fingers and wing it
    ***************
    Erica,

    Sounds like a good plan to me :)

  10. GreenBeret7 March 21st, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    Fran (the original) and OPPC member
    March 21st, 2010 at 2:11 pm
    Hopefully, Hughes can carry on where Pettitte leaves off and pitches just as well for the next 15 years
    ***************************
    GB,

    That would be great and next season there will be no innings limits on Hughes.
    Hope all is well with you.

    ————————————————————

    Even if they fall in somewhere between the careers of Stottlemyre, Guidry and Pettitte, they’d have outstanding careers and help to bring in a few more WS titles. Hughes and Chamberlain have that sort of talent.

    Stottlemyre always gets shunted off to the side when talking about the great Yankee pitchers, but, just looking at what he accomplished in just 9 full seasons and 2 half seasons is pretty amazing. People forget just how fine a hitter he was. In his first year, be pitched a shutout and went 5-5 at the plate and later had a 2 homer game and another with an inside the park grand slam. He was also an outstanding fielding pitcher. He was really hurt by the treatment that George Steinbrenner gave him right after GS bought the team.

  11. Erin March 21st, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    JackCurryYES Yankee rain out muddles pitching situation. Joba and Hughes now likely to start in same game vs Phillies on Mon.
    2 minutes ago

  12. Betsy - Romine wasn't built in a day March 21st, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    Mel is one of the classiest people ever. NYYFans really hates him, but I’ve liked him ever since he was the pitching coach on the Mets. I’m WAY too young to ever have seen him pitch, unfortunately. I’m just glad he seems to be doing well health-wise

  13. HolyYankee! March 21st, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    “Right now, it’s a little pain in the rear.”
    *************

    Wow, that’s like hardcore cursing for Girardi

    ======

    :lol: but it wont topple his boldness saying to Loria.

  14. jim March 21st, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    This is why baseball should never be played outdoors.

  15. Fran (the original) and OPPC member March 21st, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    GB,

    Good point about Stottlemyre. His name rarely comes up. After he left as pitching coach it seems he “disappeared” from the discussion.

  16. xxx March 21st, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    they can all come and pitch in my back yard.

    my little boy would get a kick out of it.

  17. Fran (the original) and OPPC member March 21st, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    Erin,

    Anything on Mariano? Wonder if they’ll make Mariano go on the road trip tomorrow to throw his inning. He never goes on road trips but it only a half hour away.

  18. Cando March 21st, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    Now the controversy will be -

    Which one does Joe select to start the game (vs the regulars) and which one does he bring in against the reserves? And which gets 5 innings and which gets 4? Unless they each get 4 and someone else pitches the 9th.

    And once we find out the answers to these questions, we must analyze what subtle hints they might give us to who will win the competition in the Yankees brass’ minds….

  19. HolyYankee! March 21st, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    Mo Rivera will have to go with team on road tomorrow but many other pitchers need to pitch already. Yeah, it is a pain in the rear.

  20. Erin March 21st, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    Fran (the original) and OPPC member
    March 21st, 2010 at 2:34 pm
    Erin,

    Anything on Mariano? Wonder if they’ll make Mariano go on the road trip tomorrow to throw his inning. He never goes on road trips but it only a half hour away.

    ************************
    Fran, I haven’t seen anything yet on Mo. I have no idea what they’ll end up doing.

  21. HolyYankee! March 21st, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    If Phillies game is canceled today then Yanks vs Phillies game should consist of 12 full frames tomorrow afternoon. 8)

  22. GreenBeret7 March 21st, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    Fran (the original) and OPPC member
    March 21st, 2010 at 2:32 pm
    GB,

    Good point about Stottlemyre. His name rarely comes up. After he left as pitching coach it seems he “disappeared” from the discussion.

    ————————————————————

    He was quite a pitcher. He didn’t throw quite as hard as Wang, but, he threw that same hard diving sinker almost exclusively. Had he stayed healthy, he’d be right there with Ford as a top winner. He also had the misfortune to pitch on some of the worst Yankee yeams in history and was still a 3 time 20 game winner. I loved Guidry as a pitcher and even as a pitching coach, but, Stottlemyre knew pitchers and pitching.

  23. HolyYankee! March 21st, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    I am new to this forum… is that OPPC related to this site or what?

  24. Fran (the original) and OPPC member March 21st, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    HolyYankee

    OPPC stands for Official Positive Posters Club. It started last season when people started posting negative things as soon as the games began.

  25. Nick in SF in Larkspur March 21st, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    Joba could make things easy on Joe by reaching his pitch limit in 2 or 3 innings. ;)

  26. Benny Blanco March 21st, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    If Phil Hughes pitches well in his next outing, he will almost certainly solidify his spot as the 5th starter.

  27. LGY - Child Prodigy/GB7's Bestest Buddy March 21st, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    If Joba Chamberlain pitches well in his next outing, he will almost certainly solidify his spot as the 5th starter. ;)

  28. xxx March 21st, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    apparently RSN isn’t exactly in love w/this year’s team. there a still over 6,000 tix for the home opener against the Yanks:

    http://www.bostonherald.com/bu.....ith_yanks/

    Yankee fans should buy them en masse and turn Fenway into the Irish Bronx.

  29. Tom in NJ March 21st, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    Erica,

    Here’s Curry and Johnny:

    http://web.yesnetwork.com/medi.....id=7208865

  30. HolyYankee! March 21st, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    OPPC stands for Official Positive Posters Club. It started last season when people started posting negative things as soon as the games began.

    ====

    Oh I see. yankees suffered the bad start without Arod. I remembered that. :lol:

    anyway, anyone read Beeebzy’s post in 161st? This post is totally back up my freaking logic about Chamberlain and Hughes. Excellent passage.

  31. Benny Blanco March 21st, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    Something to consider:

    VS YANKEEES. Career splits:

    John Lackey 5-7 with 4.66 era

    Josh Beckett 9-5. 5.33 era

    Lester 3-1 3.88 era

    Dice-K 3-3 5.49 era

    Bucholz 0-1 5.74 era.

    When you here people talk about the redsox rotation, they make is seem as though they are unbeatable. While I will agree that they have some “big” game pitchers, they only have one yankee killer and that’s lester. Besides that, I’m not intimidated in the least about the redsox rotation.

  32. HolyYankee! March 21st, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    A true Blessing headline.

  33. Chad Jennings March 21st, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    New post. Burnett and Hughes pitching in Clearwater tomorrow. The rest of the Yankees pitchers throwing in an intrasquad game in Tampa.

  34. HolyYankee! March 21st, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    Hard lefty usually haunts Yankees but I am more of worrying about Red Sox’s lineup more than their rotation or pitching.

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