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Minor leagues get started tonight

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Apr 08, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

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This is Opening Day for the Yankees minor leaguers. Of course, I’m partial to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre opener because I covered it the past seven years, but each of the Yankees top four affiliates will be in action tonight.

Late spring signings have significantly changed the Triple-A roster. Chad Moeller, Chad Huffman and Robby Hammock are on the bench, crowding P.J. Pilittere and Matt Cusick to the DL and forcing Reid Gorecki — who played in the big leagues last year — to Double-A Trenton. Kevin Whelan was also taken off the active roster, with the last bullpen spot going to Zack Segovia.

If you’re not reading him already, make sure you bookmark Scranton beat writer Donnie Collins, who covered a lot of those Scranton/Wilkes-Barre openers with me, and was doing it before I got there. He’s a terrific writer with a good baseball mind. You’ll like him.

Speaking of guys you’ll like, Jesus Montero will be batting sixth in his Triple-A debut. It’s the same ease-him-in treatment the Yankees gave Austin Jackson at the beginning of last season.  For those who are curious, here’s tonight’s Triple-A lineup. Right-hander Ivan Nova gets the start for Scranton.

Kevin Russo 3B
Reegie Corona 2B
Juan Miranda 1B
David Winfree RF
Jon Weber DH
Jesus Montero C
Colin Curtis LF
Eduardo Nunez SS
Greg Golson CF

In Trenton, Mike Ashmore has the Opening Day lineup. Chris Garcia is on the mound for the Thunder. For more Trenton nuggets, check out Josh Norris and John Nalbone.

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242 Responses to “Minor leagues get started tonight”

  1. MTU (aka GBURL) April 8th, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    Garcia for Trenton.

    Stay healthy kid. :)

  2. Jones (R.I.P. Nodar) April 8th, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    I didn’t know Moeller was back

  3. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! April 8th, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    Well since Tyler Clippard was in the Yankee minors, I will try to make this post relevant!

    I am watching my beloved Nats try to beat the Phils. Tyler Clippard pitch in relief for the Nats and did a great job. Brian Bruney (totally slimmed down – TOTALLY!) relieved and allowed a walk and a double but got out of the inning unscathed.

    And it was weird watching Jose Contreras pitch in relief for the Phils.

    GO NATS!!!

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

    I have tickets for the Scranton series when they play at McCoy and face the Pawsox. (The correct pronunciation of “Pawtucket” is Puh-TUCK-et, as opposed to the ever popular PAW-tucket, used by everyone but Rhode Islanders!

    :)

  4. Billy April 8th, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    Scranton’s lineup looks like they can mash.

  5. California April 8th, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    What? We have enough healthy players to put together a team? What?

  6. GreenBeret7 April 8th, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    Nova gets ‘em out in order, striking out the Mets Martinez to end it.

  7. GreenBeret7 April 8th, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    Scranton game day.

    http://web.minorleaguebaseball.....a_swbaaa_1

  8. champ809 April 8th, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    Chad

    Can you find out why Whelan was left off the roster….he’s one of the top arms they have in Scranton and I for one thought that he’d be banging on the door this season.

    This Scranton team will be a juggernaut this season.

    Jesus,Russo,Vazquez,Nunez,Curtis and Corona will rake this year…..

  9. GreenBeret7 April 8th, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    And Scranton has their Barnyard Battle tonight for the kids.

  10. GreenBeret7 April 8th, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    Not the night to be pitching. 23 MPH winds blowing out to left in Scranton.

  11. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! April 8th, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    YES!!!!! – The Nats beat the Phillies!!!!!

    :)

    What a great last inning.

  12. champ809 April 8th, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    GB

    I really appreciate the in game updates on the minors squad.

    My computer at work needs to update to the new adobe flash but it’s blocked and ain’t an IT guy around. argh!

  13. Billy April 8th, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    Ike Davis won’t be down long for Buffalo. The Mets will be need his bat soon. He raked all spring.

  14. GreenBeret7 April 8th, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    Corona might rake the infield, but thay’s as far as it goes.

  15. California April 8th, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    Phillies’ top four hitters have a combined batting average of four forty so far this season.

  16. GreenBeret7 April 8th, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    Buff. opens the 2nd with 2 singles

  17. champ809 April 8th, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    Tyler Clippard is forging himself a nice lil career pitching out the ‘pen.

    He had a very good season last year for the Nats. Good for him.

  18. champ809 April 8th, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    Corona had a monster season in Venezuela following a very good yr in Trenton. I think he approaches .300 this season in Scranton with 20 steals. imo

  19. GreenBeret7 April 8th, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    Sweet DP around the horn, started by Russo to end the 2nd inning

  20. Pat M. April 8th, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    GB, Russ Adams, 2nd baseman for Buffalo…Why is that name familiar ????

  21. Melkman is in Hotlanta April 8th, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    A pity to observe AJAX develop right before our eyes. Can Grandy keep up the production and be more than a 3 game wonder? haha ; – 0

  22. Billy April 8th, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    David Adams will play 2B for Charleston.

  23. Doreen - 2010 GTLU April 8th, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    Betsy -

    If you’re here. Click on the link to Mike Ashmore’s coverage of the Thunder. He’s got video of Austin Romine’s first AA at-bat.

  24. Billy April 8th, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    I meant Trenton for David Adams

  25. Billy April 8th, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    Nice double to start out for Jesus

  26. GreenBeret7 April 8th, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    Montero rams a double to the left field wall, down the line

  27. Doreen - 2010 GTLU April 8th, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    GB7

    Thank you so much for posting those rosters earier. :)

  28. Nick in SF in Larkspur April 8th, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    Mekman is hitting .100 for Hotlanta so far. :(

    Can he pick it up vs. Jonathan Sanchez in SF tomorrow?????

  29. GreenBeret7 April 8th, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    Colin Curtis strikes out on a change-up to strand Montero

  30. champ809 April 8th, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    Jesus lives!!!!!

  31. CR9 (MLB = Home of the Scumpires) April 8th, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    “Stevens signs 12-year deal with Butler”

    That did not take long :lol:

  32. GreenBeret7 April 8th, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    My pleasure, Doreen. Happy to do it.

  33. GreenBeret7 April 8th, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    Nova set them down in order. Hitting 92-93 with his fastball that inning.

  34. champ809 April 8th, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    Trenton is going to have a killer squad as well….

    Garcia,Bleich,DJ Mitchell,DeLaRosa,Phelps in the ‘ro…….sick!

    C- Romine, Gil
    1B- Laird
    2B- Dave Adams
    3B- Vechinacci with Suttle on the express shuttle
    SS- Nunez
    RF- Brewer
    CF- Goriecki
    LF- Krum
    DH- Gonzalez

  35. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! April 8th, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    “Tyler Clippard is forging himself a nice lil career pitching out the ?pen.

    He had a very good season last year for the Nats. Good for him.”

    :)

    Tyler got the win, and Matt Capps looked really good closing.

  36. GreenBeret7 April 8th, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    For tampa yanks, through 3 innings, Noesi has allowed one hit, no runs or walks and 4 strikeouts

  37. Melkman is in Hotlanta April 8th, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    “Mekman is hitting .100 for Hotlanta so far. :(

    Can he pick it up vs. Jonathan Sanchez in SF tomorrow?????”

    Melky is going to feast on National League pitching once he gets his bearings. The Melkman shall deliver.

  38. Rich in NJ April 8th, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    Not that I am advocating calling him up, but I wonder what Montero could hit in the ML right now.

  39. blake April 8th, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    Does montero ever make an out?

  40. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 8th, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    Doreen, thanks! Go Austin!

  41. champ809 April 8th, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    Tampa

    Banuelos, Brackman, Noesi, Heredia, Pendleton- SP

    1B- Brad Suttle
    2B- Corbin Joseph
    3B- Kevin Maloney
    SS- Pirela
    RF- Melky Mesa
    CF- Abe Almonte
    LF- Grote/Kruml
    DH- Fortenberry

    very talented team both the arms and the bats….stacked!

  42. GreenBeret7 April 8th, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    Russo with a 2 out single

  43. champ809 April 8th, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    GB

    how do you feel about the talent in the minor league system right now?

    particularly Charleston, Tampa and Trenton?

    which players are you highest on?

  44. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 8th, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    Trenton is not a hitter’s park, correct?

  45. champ809 April 8th, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    Noesi I believe has a big year and is on everybody’s wish lists come trading deadline time!

  46. CD April 8th, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    Damon hitting .143

    Oh, Johnny, money isn’t everything.

  47. MTU (aka GBURL) April 8th, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    Garcia > thru 4 no runs, 1 hit

  48. GreenBeret7 April 8th, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    This may come as a real shock, but, Scranton is in a rain delay.

  49. Doreen - 2010 GTLU April 8th, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    Betsy -

    No, it’s not a hitter’s park. The whole league I believe is a pitchers’ league, but GB7 would know better I think.

    Sorry the first video wasn’t of a hit, but still, it’s something, right? :)

  50. M1kew April 8th, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    Ashmore has been doing thumbnail sketches of each of the Trenton players. It’s pretty interesting and worth a look.

  51. GreenBeret7 April 8th, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    The eastern League is for the most part, strictly a pitcher’s league, as is the FSl. big parks.

  52. Rishi April 8th, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    looks like theRays pitcher left with a hurt shoulder in the 2nd…bullpen burning going on before the weekend series?

  53. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 8th, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    Doreen, I didn’t watch the video, but I did see that Romine hit the ball hard, so that’s nice to see.

  54. GreenBeret7 April 8th, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    If either Nova or Noesi ever make it to the majors with the Yanks, it would be as a #5 starter or most likely a long reliever, much like Mendoza or aceves.

  55. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 8th, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    GB, ok thanks….so Romine could put up ok numbers and still have a good year. I’m really looking forward to following his progress.

  56. stuckey April 8th, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    Is there any place for live box scores of mL games? milb.com doesn’t seem to have live boxscores.

  57. MTU (aka GBURL) April 8th, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    Garcia > 1 hitter thru 5 :)

  58. Jason22 April 8th, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    Noesi has better stuff then Nova and Mendoza, he has 3 man potential.

  59. hardwired April 8th, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    that Scranton lineup looks better than what the Houston Astros are running out there.

  60. blake April 8th, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    GB7,
    I just got the minor league MLB.TV. (only 29 bucks for the season). I saw one pitch of the SWB game and them they put the tarp on the field…my luck.

  61. MTU (aka GBURL) April 8th, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    Blake-

    Why don’t you switch over to Trenton ?

    Garcia had a 1 hitter thru 5. ;)

  62. GreenBeret7 April 8th, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    tampa yanks lead 3-0 after 5 innings. Noesi has a 2 hit shutout with 0 walks and 5 strikeouts.

  63. GreenBeret7 April 8th, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    After 5 innings at Trenton, garcia has a 1 hit shutout with 1 walk and 3 strikeouts

  64. GreenBeret7 April 8th, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    Blake, I get a kickback for all of the suckers….errr….customers that I send their way.

  65. Billy April 8th, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    Hopefully Garcia will turn the corner on the injuries. He was pitching well at Trenton last year before he got hurt.

  66. champ809 April 8th, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    Noesi has much more upside than Nova and Ramiro in my opinion.

    But that would be where the Yanks would gain an advantage having #3 type pitchers throwing in the #5 slot matched up against other team’s slop.

    Nova i think will be trade bait if he follows up on the stellar work he did in D.R. over the winter…

    Ironically enough he’d be a great fit for the Brewers as he throws groundballs in a flyball park.

    He’s a big kid who pitches 93-95 a keeps his velo late. He just lacks a killer instinct but put him with a pitching guru like Petersen and throw him in the #4 or #5 slot behind Gallardo and Wolf and you have the makings of something.

  67. Carl April 8th, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    # blake April 8th, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    GB7,
    I just got the minor league MLB.TV. (only 29 bucks for the season). I saw one pitch of the SWB game and them they put the tarp on the field…my luck.

    lol!

  68. champ809 April 8th, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    If he stays healthy Garcia maybe the #5 starter in the Bronx next season with Hughes in the #4 slot.

  69. GreenBeret7 April 8th, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    at Charleston, Shaefer Hall has a 5 inning, 3 hit shutout going, 0 walks and 4 strikeouts.

  70. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 8th, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    Come on, that’s really rushing Garcia. Let him stay healthy in AA, then let him stay healthy in AAA before you put him in the rotation.

  71. Billy April 8th, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    Ashmore is reporting that Garcia left with an apparent injury.

  72. jennifer April 8th, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    He was taken out of the game, no word why. the trainer visited the mound.

  73. Billy April 8th, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    Jumping the gun, is thinking he can make 10 starts in a row w/o injury,

  74. jennifer April 8th, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    mashmore98

    Hey guys, there was no evident or clear injury. It was a 1-1 pitch for a strike, and the trainer came out. I will update you all when I can

  75. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 8th, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    Oh boy…. I hope he’s ok.

  76. MTU (aka GBURL) April 8th, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    Garcia’s final line – 5 2/3 2 hits 0 runs 1 walk 3K’s

  77. Rich in NJ April 8th, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    “Garcia’s final line”

    I hope not!

  78. GreenBeret7 April 8th, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    Garcia finishes the night at 5.2 innings 2 hits, 9 runs, 1 walk and 3 strikeouts. Nice start. Laird, Luis Nunez and Austin Krum have hits. Krum’s was a double.

  79. jennifer April 8th, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    It sounded like he was doing pretty good. Hopefully it is nothing.

  80. jennifer April 8th, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    green- 9 runs? or 0 runs? LOL

  81. MTU (aka GBURL) April 8th, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    Zippo, Zero, Nada runs

  82. GreenBeret7 April 8th, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    noesi through 6 innings, 2 hits, 0 runs, 1 walk and 6 strikeouts. still not that high on him.

  83. Trevor April 8th, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    Why isn’t Garcia in the pen by now? He can’t stay healthy.

  84. GreenBeret7 April 8th, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    Sorry, Jennifer. My pet mouse ran across my keyboard

  85. champ809 April 8th, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    damn Garcia left game with an apparent injury up 1-2 with 2 outs in the 6th. 69 pitches and was working on a 2-hitter.

    Hope it’s nothing serious and more precautionary.

    Jeez!

  86. GreenBeret7 April 8th, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    ot was zero runs

  87. GreenBeret7 April 8th, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    Lets just wait on the heart attacks. In 5.2 innings, he may have reached his pitch count limits and they just checked on him.

  88. Billy April 8th, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    “Why isn’t Garcia in the pen by now? He can’t stay healthy.”

    You are talking about Christian Garcia. He could very well be injured in the pen. He hasn’t pitch much at all so starting him gets him experience.

  89. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 8th, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    Leaving work shortly

    Thrilled beyond belief to still be here :roll:

    Talk to you all later!

  90. Billy April 8th, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    I agree with you on just about anyone else GB but with Garcia, I think everyone thinks the worst right off the bat. Hope he’s fine.

  91. Joe from Long Island April 8th, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    GB – Hi, hope you’re well tonight.

    Do you recall Garcia’s injury history? I know he missed 2007. Did he ever have TJ surgery?

  92. m April 8th, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    What’s going on today? Haven’t read thru the threads and the Joe West stuff probably peetered out.

    But I just heard Keith Law rant and rip West on the radio.

    “…Arrogant…showboat…incompetent…Ironic that he’s complaining about the length of the games when it gives him more face time on tv…how about paying attention to what’s going on the field rather than off of it…terrible ump…people in front offices and teams all around the league [hate] him….”

    It was wickedly delicious! Full on rant, he didn’t care how it sounded. Spot on in every sense.

  93. Rich in NJ April 8th, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    Yes, Garcia has had TJ.

  94. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 8th, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    Romine apparently had an RBI single – :mrgreen:

  95. Y's Guy April 8th, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    how can anyone root for an organization that cant even spell thier own team name correctly TWO YEARS IN A ROW?

    the nationals are as much of an embarassment as thier predecessors the senators were. they should be moved to the minor leagues (o yeah, they already are!)

  96. SJ44 April 8th, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    Garcia isn’t going to be in the Bronx next year if he stays healthy.

    It’s nice to be excited about prospects.

    However, overrating them, which you are doing in this entire thread doesn’t help anybody.

    If 5 of these guys make the majors and play a role, that’s a big number.

    They all don’t have high ceilings and they all aren’t going to be stars.

  97. champ809 April 8th, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    How’s Nova doing?

    What’s his line?

  98. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 8th, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    LOL I don’t like Keith Law, but I really wish I could have heard that rant. I wonder if baseball people are secretly happy that Mo spoke out.

  99. champ809 April 8th, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    Hey all it’s Debbie Downer…

    I mean SJ.

    Wasup guy?

  100. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 8th, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    M, what station was it? I wonder if I could listen to the replay on line.

  101. Doreen - 2010 GTLU April 8th, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    Betsy -

    It was Austin Krum who got the rbi. Sorry. :(

  102. champ809 April 8th, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    BTW SJ

    I think most on here know you’re feeling towards prospects not named Tony Sanchez no need to beat a dead horse for the umpteenth millionth time.

  103. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 8th, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    I read on NYYFans it was Romine……..darn.

  104. CD April 8th, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    Joe West = skinny version of Eric Gregg

  105. m April 8th, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    Betsy,

    Baseball Tonight (radio ) with Freddie Coleman. I’ll try to look for it, too.

    mo spoke out?

  106. champ809 April 8th, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    Who, specifically, is it that I’m overrating?

  107. GreenBeret7 April 8th, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    Tarp is coming off of the field in Scranton

  108. Billy April 8th, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    Joe West should stick to just making horrible country music.

  109. Rich in NJ April 8th, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    IF (I SAID IF) Garcia stays healthy, I could see him in the pen by 2011.

  110. Billy April 8th, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    Be interesting to see how the new drainage system at SWB holds up. It’s getting action right from the start.

  111. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 8th, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    M, boy did he speak out. If you can get me the link for the radio show, I will get you the link to Mo’s quotes, lol.

    http://www.nypost.com/p/blogs/.....kIMoMHjiZP

    Those comments did not go over well with Rivera.

    “He has a job to do. He should do his job,” Rivera said. “We don’t want to play four-hour games but that’s what it takes. We respect and love the fans and do what we have to do and that’s play our game.”

  112. GreenBeret7 April 8th, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    Joe from Long Island April 8th, 2010 at 8:43 pm
    GB – Hi, hope you’re well tonight.

    Do you recall Garcia’s injury history? I know he missed 2007. Did he ever have TJ surgery?

    ———————————————————————————————————————-

    Joe, think of a young right handed version of Al Leiter with those injuries. almost as bad as Horne.

  113. SJ44 April 8th, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    Not Debbie Downer at all Champ. It’s called being realistic. Try it sometime.

    I forgot more about the Yankee farm system than you will ever know.

    Especially since I was once a part owner of one of the franchises.

    I’m all for talking about prospects. I enjoy the talk when it’s logical.

    Falsely hyping them, as you are doing to in this entire thread, is just being a cheerleader.

    Buy a set of pom poms and wave them and leave the talk of talent evaluation to those on the blog who actually know what they are talking about.

  114. champ809 April 8th, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    Romine, btw, did drive in a run as well… 2-0 Thunder

  115. blake April 8th, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    “tarp is coming off the field in Scranton”

    Yay!

  116. Y's Guy April 8th, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    looking at last years stats i see that 22 guys pitched for the yankees (including nick swisher) and that was a championship season. so its resonably safe to say that any pitcher who stays healthy has a chance to be in the yankees bullpen next season.

  117. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 8th, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    Thanks, Champ. Two Austins drove in runs? Cool…

  118. Rich in NJ April 8th, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    Did Leiter have as many surgeries as Horne?

  119. Doreen - 2010 GTLU April 8th, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    Betsy -

    Apparently the updates for the Thunder on Twitter are more current. BOTH Austins have RBI! :) Krum had the first one.

  120. Joe April 8th, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    Riverdogs are tied 0-0 going into the 7th. Paredes is now pitching. Supposed to be over 6,500 fans there tonight in Charleston.

  121. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 8th, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    Doreen, you should have posted a :oops: …. :)

  122. m April 8th, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    Nothing up yet, I’ll check later because it was just on the radio about an hour ago.

    Here’s the link to the show page. They have archives of shows and guests. They’re pretty good and even-handed.

    The analysts say different things on the radio vs. what they write. It’s weird. Guess they don’t want their positive thoughts to make the rounds in the blogosphere!

    http://espn.go.com/espnradio/s.....alltonight

  123. LGY - Child Prodigy/GB7's Bestest Buddy April 8th, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    blake,

    Why would you spend that money when you could just watch the Mets for free on SNY?

    :) I keed. (Especially since the Mets are my NL team. shhh..)

  124. The Ohta Faction April 8th, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    If anything, I think SJ44′s being overly-optimistic @5

    Looking @it pragmatically, there really aren’t five impact MLB players in almost any system…

  125. SJ44 April 8th, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    Here’s an accurate way of gauging whether or not a guy is a legit prospect…..

    23 or under in AA, and producing, you start following them.

    Once they hit 25 and are still in AA= non-prospect.

    A teams best prospects are usually in AA. That’s when you start following guys.

    AAA, with a few exceptions like Montero this year, is not a prospect laden league if guys are over 25.

  126. champ809 April 8th, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    Again who am I hyping?

    And you being a minority owner in a farm team 15 years ago hardly makes you an expert on the Yanks minor leaguers or anyone else’s for that matter.

    As I said to you once before I’m not impressed. Sell to some of the other posters on here.

    IF you in fact don’t share my enthusiasm or opinion on some of the younger players in the organization then I suggest you follow some of your own advice and skip or ignore the posts.

    This role that you’ve assumed on this board as some all knowing figure lurking in the shadows waiting to pounce on a selected poster each night is actually kindof pathetic.

    I for one much prefer that you simply share your knowledge and let that be enough.

    K.I.S.S.( Keep It Simple Stupid) try it!

  127. Doreen - 2010 GTLU April 8th, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    Betsy -

    Belated :oops:

    ;)

  128. Rich in NJ April 8th, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    Whether or not a HEALTHY Garcia can be in the pen by 2011 has nothing to do with whether or not he will be an impact player, really quite the contrary.

  129. Y's Guy April 8th, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    niese is pitching pretty well for the metsies so far (im only up to the 5th inning on my dvr)

  130. blake April 8th, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    LGY,
    lol, you must enjoy pain ;)

  131. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 8th, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    M, thanks! Frankly, I think that’s hypocritical; if you believe in something, then have the conviction to state it no matter what.

  132. SJ44 April 8th, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    Otha,

    I am.

    In a given draft year, over 1500 players are drafted. Less than 2% play one full season of MLB.

    That’s how tough it is to make it.

  133. GreenBeret7 April 8th, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    Arias replaced Garcia and has 1.1 perfect innings. 4-0 Trenton.

  134. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 8th, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    Better late than never, Doreen!

  135. m April 8th, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    Game is heating up in the 6th at the trop. Bases loaded with birds, 0 outs.

  136. CB April 8th, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    “Not that I am advocating calling him up, but I wonder what Montero could hit in the ML right now.”

    Montero would have hit in the bigs last year. He might not have been great but he likely would have done ok.

    His bat is ready. Montero handled AA last year better than Miguel Cabrera did and Cabrera was a year older. Same for Heyward.

    When those two tore up AA, that was pretty telling that they’re just on a different level of hitter.

    Montero just needs to stay healthy. The yankees have the luxury of not needing him now and being able to develop him.

  137. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 8th, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    I have no desire to see Montero up this year; let him spend all year in AAA honing his craft….

  138. MTU(aka GBURL) April 8th, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    m-

    Any word on the injured Tampa pitcher ?

  139. SJ44 April 8th, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    Take your own advice twerp.

    3 of my best friends in the game are 2 farm directors and a MLB GM.

    I watch over 75 minor league games in person with my scout friends annually.

    I can assure you I am more than current and I could care less if you are impressed or not.

  140. m April 8th, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    Neimann (Tampa) hit by a comebacker in the shoulder after 1.1 innings. Bullpen trying to patch the game together.

  141. LGY - Child Prodigy/GB7's Bestest Buddy April 8th, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    CB,

    If Montero was in the bigs this year do you think he or Heyward would have the better season with the bat?

  142. m April 8th, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    mtu,

    Nothing really. Hopefully just a contusion.

    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/articl.....8;c_id=mlb

  143. GreenBeret7 April 8th, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    For tampa, Noesi and Braboy still have a 2 hit shutout going. Btaboy in two innings has 2 strikeouts. The big guns are abe almonte and Jose Pirela.

    http://web.minorleaguebaseball.....a_tbyafa_1

  144. SJ44 April 8th, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    Montero could definitely hit in the majors now.

    He’s not ready to catch in the majors yet.

    That’s why it’s great he has the luxury of a full season in AAA with a solid vet like Chad Moeller to mentor him, is a great thing.

  145. Jerkface April 8th, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    Garcia being healthy should be a fast mover, he will be a minor league free agent soon.

  146. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 8th, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    Thanks for the updates, GB!

  147. stuckey April 8th, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    “I can assure you I am more than current and I could care less if you are impressed or not.”

    The sure sign the opposite is true is actually posting this publicly.

    You sure care that SOMEONE is impressed.

  148. Rich in NJ April 8th, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    This dispute over Garcia is silly.

    1) He probably won’t be healthy.
    2) But if he is and remains so, any hard thrower with command at AA or above can fill in in the pen at some point.

  149. Rich in NJ April 8th, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    Axisa repeats a BA report here that is at odds with everything I have heard:

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/.....ntero.html

  150. GreenBeret7 April 8th, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    Montero could probably hit around .260-.270 this year, but, hardly worth stunting his gtowth.

  151. GreenBeret7 April 8th, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    Any time, betsy

  152. MTU(aka GBURL) April 8th, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    m-

    Thanks for the update.

  153. Billy April 8th, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    People throwing Garcia’s name into the mix even before his “apparent injury” is crazy. Melancon was nearly unhittable at AA and was deemed MLB ready at AAA after 18+ innings. We saw how that worked out. Garcia has never proven he could pitch through injuries or keep his body ready. That’s as much a factor in advancing upward.

  154. GreenBeret7 April 8th, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    Winfree homers to left center field. 109 SWB

  155. m April 8th, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    Poor Ekstrom. Let up a single, HBP, walk. Balfour comes in and allows 1 run to score on a single by Wieters. WP scores another one. Then he just give up a single to allow the last inherited runner + Wieters to score. Ekstrom went from 0.00 to 81.00 just like that.

    Anyway, a 1-2 score has ballooned up to 5-2 Orioles.

  156. Pat M. April 8th, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    SJ, You’re once again pissing in the wind……Consider the source….

  157. GreenBeret7 April 8th, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    infield hit for Weber, Montero is up

  158. SJ44 April 8th, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    Pat M,

    Very true.

  159. Rich in NJ April 8th, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    “People throwing Garcia’s name into the mix even before his “apparent injury” is crazy. Melancon was nearly unhittable at AA and was deemed MLB ready at AAA after 18+ innings. ”

    The word is MIX. That means if x,y, and/or z occurred, he could be in the MIX. Just like Melancon is the MIX. Jeez.

  160. GreenBeret7 April 8th, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    Montero lines one just short of the right field track and into a 23 MPH wind.

  161. Y's Guy April 8th, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    funny how this board goes bananas over anyone in the organization. two weeks into ST people had colin curtis as the yankees starting LFer and even the last week of camp people wanted winfree over thames.

    years ago nobody knew or cared anything about the yankees minor leaguers and even mlb rookies were suspect, now its gone completly the other way, players in low a ball are being penciled into the yankees starting lineup.

    knowing who’s in the minors is nice but people really need to mellow out a bit on these guys.

  162. GreenBeret7 April 8th, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    Curtis bounces out to end the 4th inning

  163. CB April 8th, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    LGY,

    Heyward would have been more likely to have the better reason due to position alone.

    It is just very difficult to catch, especially in the big leagues given the speed of the game and the complexity of playing in the AL east where there are such good, patient offenses. Lots of responsibilities behind the plate.

    Even if Montero would only catch like 30-40 games he would have been doing a ton of work behind the plate to improve.

    That’s just not easy and I’d have to think that would have a substantial impact on Montero and that kind of stressor just doesn’t exist for a RF like Heyward.

    I don’t think it’s an accident that Matt Wieters didn’t explode last year like so many were anticipating. That’s just a difficult position to play and then to hit also and do so at the age of 20…

    Now if before this season, you’d have asked me who would hit better in their first year with Heyward playing RF and Montero playing DH I’d probably have guessed Montero. And the reason why is that the transition to the bigs for kids who hit left handed can be a challenge. They just don’t see any quality left handed pitching – and that’s doubly true for Heyward who never played in AAA. In AAA at least there are some journeyman left handers who have ML experience. Heyward never really saw them.

    Then again, I hadn’t seen Heyward swing a bat before this spring… and that’s really something.

    Those two are just absolute studs. No other way to put it.

  164. stuckey April 8th, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    “Melancon was nearly unhittable at AA and was deemed MLB ready at AAA after 18+ innings. We saw how that worked out.”

    13 hits in his first ML 16.1 IP/3.86 ERA.

    Walks were a little high, yes, but overall worked out pretty well actually.

  165. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 8th, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    GB, who’s the hitting coach at Trenton? Also, do you know who works with the catchers there?

  166. m April 8th, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    I kind of like the team we have now. :)

    But it’s nice to know some of the names, and sometimes the faces.

    I don’t think anyone’s overhyping anyone. (except someone was trying to hype up Noesi?) We’v all learned our lessons from Generation Trey. :P

  167. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 8th, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    Melancon was not that good last year; he hit several batters towards the end of the season.

  168. champ809 April 8th, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    CB

    great post!

  169. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 8th, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    M, I need a throwing up smiley. I get :mad: :mad: :mad: and :evil: at that nickname

  170. SJ44 April 8th, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    Y’s,

    Excellent point.

    Jason Heywood has the best bat speed at his age of anyone I’ve seen since Arod. He’s incredible for his age.

    The absolute real deal.

  171. Rich in NJ April 8th, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    Melancon was actually decent considering that he didn’t get regular work, at least until his Sept call up.

  172. SAS April 8th, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    OFF TOPIC: how do you refresh without leaving the site? Thanks in advance.

  173. GreenBeret7 April 8th, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    Betsy, The trenton batting coach is Frank Menechino

  174. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 8th, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    M, I definitely like knowing who these kids are; some of them will hopefully make up the new core of Yankees. Imagine if we could have followed Mo, Andy, Derek and Jorge? Instead, we’ve followed Phil and Joba – it’s ridiculous how much information there is out there.

  175. champ809 April 8th, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    he hit 2 batters!

    Really Bets you need to get some perspective.

    Melancon’s debut last year was better than D Rob’s from the prior season.

    Stuck

    way to look at the real facts over the silly perceptions that some adhere to around here.

  176. Rich in NJ April 8th, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    “years ago nobody knew or cared anything about the yankees minor leaguers”

    That is such a generalization that it has no meaning.

  177. Tom in N.J. April 8th, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    “OFF TOPIC: how do you refresh without leaving the site? Thanks in advance”

    hit the F5 button.

  178. SJ44 April 8th, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    Walks and HBP were high.

    He Melancon did not pitch well in NY last year.

    I think he will get another shot at some point this year.

  179. GreenBeret7 April 8th, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    Not sure, Betsy, but, I think that they have a riving organizational catching instructor.

  180. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 8th, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    GB, that name seems soooooo familiar; was he on the Rangers not too too long ago? Maybe not the Rangers, but I know he played in the big leagues.
    I just hope Austin will get the same good instruction re: catching that he obviously got in A ball.

  181. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 8th, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    Oh please, I need perspective? Champ, I’m not getting into an argument tonight, but I do not need perspective….

  182. GreenBeret7 April 8th, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    ****roving**** organizational

  183. Tom in N.J. April 8th, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    “years ago nobody knew or cared anything about the yankees minor leaguers”

    Years ago there wasn’t an internet to keep track of them.

  184. Tarheelyank April 8th, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    Anybody see Rays prospect pitcher Hellickson pitch? I saw him twice last year in AAA, and he was very impressive. I have a feeling that is a name Yankee fans are going to hear a lot about in the near future.

  185. murphydog April 8th, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    Came late to the Joe West party. Spent all day in court waiting for a judge to decide she was ready to do a hearing that lasted all of 45 minutes. Of course my client and I had to be at her beck and call all day too. Got nothing done on any other clients and the client with me in court missed a full day of work. Then of course she decides that a cop I had thoroughly confused (exposed?) on cross examination was “credible.” Gotta let it roll off your back. Kind of like when Joe West calls a phantom strike or says a ball crossed the plate when it clearly didn’t.

    So Joe West decided he was going to take matters into his own fat hands (complete with those fat man knuckle dimples), and save the game of baseball from its two greatest problems: The Yankees and the Sox. One fat man speaking truth to power. Yup, a recipe for success… on conspiracy blogs. Can we all say in unison: “Who the @#%& asked you, Joe?”

    If he has a beef, he should take it up with his supervisor at MLB HQ. Just exposes this boob for what he is: Drunk with power, the ability to call a MLB player out on a borderline strike and smile while his dog, Angel Hernandez, runs somebody from a game because his hair trigger was tripped.

    The Yankees and Sox are an Embarrassment to the Game? Hey Joe, just look in the mirror if you want to see the embarrassment to the game, cellulite boy. If my man C-money and Boy Wonder Theo aren’t burning up the phone lines getting West fired, I give up. He no longer commands any respect on the field because he traded on his objectivity. He should be suspended, fined, kicked upstairs, removed from any game responsibilities in Yankee or Red Sox games.

    Ironically, he’s just another “little” man with delusions of grandeur. And they ought to nip Angel Hernandez in the gonads right now to send the clearest of all messages: Umpires should be seen and not heard; umpires that crave attention and want to be factors in games should be sacked.

  186. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 8th, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    GB, thanks…

  187. Rich in NJ April 8th, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    “Walks and HBP were high.”

    Which is often a consequence of irregular work. It’s too bad for Melancon, because that’s life in the Yankees, but he pitched well enough to get more opportunities if he wasn’t pitching for the NYY.

  188. Joe April 8th, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    3-2 Riverdogs in the bottom of the 8th. Rain in the area, so the game might be delayed.

  189. Dave In WV April 8th, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    Chump809 –

    way to look at the real facts over the silly perceptions that some adhere to around here

    Like your perception that SJ was not up to date on our minor leaguers.

  190. GreenBeret7 April 8th, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    Russo starts another around the horn DP to get scranton out of a jam.

  191. LGY - Child Prodigy/GB7's Bestest Buddy April 8th, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    Thanks CB. Hopefully the Yankees do everything they can in 2011 to make the transition as easy as possible on Montero. With Posada, Girardi, and Pena around he will have just a ton of resources and knowledge surrounding him, so I imagine that will help.

  192. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 8th, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    Murphy, I didn’t read it because I refused to read it, but big surprise that Wally Matthews thinks the ump was right. I really am angry about this and I have to question West’s integrity now. I have no doubt that if he ever umps a Yankee or Red Sox game again, he will blow a call just to get the game over with. Even if it’s not true, the idea has been planted; this was the most egregious, obnoxious comment I’ve ever read.

  193. Y's Guy April 8th, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    ““years ago nobody knew or cared anything about the yankees minor leaguers”

    That is such a generalization that it has no meaning.”

    you mean like: ‘if (insert any pitcher’s name) stays healthy, he could make the bullpen next season?

  194. GreenBeret7 April 8th, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    Trenton wins 4-0

  195. Carla April 8th, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    Chad, I really enjoy your focus on the minors. I think it makes me, and most likely others, better Yankee fans! So thank you!

  196. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 8th, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    GB, is Russo playing SS? If not, then I wonder why not?

  197. Rich in NJ April 8th, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    “you mean like: ‘if (insert any pitcher’s name) stays healthy, he could make the bullpen next season?”

    Did you read your own post?

    Y’s Guy April 8th, 2010 at 8:56 pm
    looking at last years stats i see that 22 guys pitched for the yankees (including nick swisher) and that was a championship season. so its resonably safe to say that any pitcher who stays healthy has a chance to be in the yankees bullpen next season.

  198. MTU(aka GBURL) April 8th, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    Pat M.-

    Here’s your boy’s line for tonite( Matusz) :

    IP H R ER BB SO HR
    Matusz 5.0 2 2 2 5 7 0 3.60

    97 pitches 55 for strikes

    Thought you might want to know. :)

  199. SJ44 April 8th, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    A brief nephew update

    After dinner tonight, my nephew took a really bad, really smelly dump.

  200. Y's Guy April 8th, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    thanks for making my point twice rich

  201. GreenBeret7 April 8th, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    Betsy – Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 8th, 2010 at 9:27 pm
    GB, that name seems soooooo familiar; was he on the Rangers not too too long ago? Maybe not the Rangers, but I know he played in the big leagues.
    I just hope Austin will get the same good instruction re: catching that he obviously got in A ball.

    ———————————————————————————————————————-

    That’s him, Betsy. Pesky little hitter from the NY area. Hitter like craig Council. Spray hitter and annoying.

  202. champ809 April 8th, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    Twerp!

    wow another internet tough guy!

    For someone who loves to give it to others you deem not worthy you certainly get your panties in a bunch rather quickly.

    just so you know it’s a dead give away of what kind of guy you really are out on the street.

    And following your nephew around and watching him play is great I’d do it to if it were my blood but doesn’t make you an expert buddy.

    And bragging about who you pal around with doesn’t make you seem any more important to me at least if anything it makes you seem small.

    Curious a few weeks ago you were on this board talking up crap like Charlie Morton and telling us all about how much “fun” your nephew had catching his bullpens and blah blah blah as if he was anything other than the crap pitcher he is….

    And I’m the cheerleader for correctly noting how much “talent” the Yanks have on their minor league rosters particularly at the A and AA levels and I’m the promoter with the pom poms.

    CHARLIE MORTON!

  203. LGY - Child Prodigy/GB7's Bestest Buddy April 8th, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    Wallace Matthews update for Betsy ;)

    “And the GMs of both the Yankees and Red Sox should assume some of the blame for the excessive length of their games, since both specifically and carefully shop for hitters who like to work deep into the counts in an attempt to get the right pitch to hit and in the process wear down pitchers.”

    “But when a batter like Nick Johnson seems determined to see at least six pitches each time up…even Ken Burns might be tempted to blurt out what baseball has been telling its players for years now. Pick it up, will ya, fellas?”

  204. Rich in NJ April 8th, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    “thanks for making my point twice rich”

    I have no idea what your point is at this point.

    What I do know is that if injuries or ineffectiveness occur in the pen, as is almost always the case, a healthy Chris Garcia could get a shot by 2011. It’s really not that complicated.

  205. champ809 April 8th, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    Betsy

    Russo’s playing 3B because Eduardo Nunez is the team’s best SS prospect and can actually play the hell out of the position.

  206. GreenBeret7 April 8th, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    Betsy, Russo was playing 3rd base. The regular shortsyop is Eduardo Nunez….outstanding young talent

  207. champ809 April 8th, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    Yeah DaveWV

    Because he really isn’t as I’m sure you aren’t either. But hey it’s cool to each his own.

  208. Rich in NJ April 8th, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    I think Ken Burns would tell Matthews to STFU.

  209. SJ44 April 8th, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    There isn’t as much talent at the AA and AAA levels as you think champ.

    You called me stupid in your post to me.

    If you are going to resort to namecalling, expect to get it back.

  210. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 8th, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    Yep, I remember him that way, too. It’s so funny that these guys retire, you forget about them, and then they pop up out of the blue.

  211. GreenBeret7 April 8th, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    champ809 April 8th, 2010 at 9:36 pm
    Twerp!

    wow another internet tough guy!

    ———————————————————————————————————————-

    Instead of thinking you know everything, better go back and read how Steinbrenner DIDN’T blow the family fortune.

  212. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 8th, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    LGY, I didn’t read that – sorry, I skipped right over it.

  213. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 8th, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    Champ, thanks – but I would still rather see Russo. I’ve not heard good things about Nunez – that is, I doubt he’s a high-end prospect and Russo can hit. How else are the Yankees ever going to know if Russo can be their future utility INF?

  214. SJ44 April 8th, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    For the fake that wanted a nephew update, here it is::

    Hes 2-4 with 2 RBI in his first game tonight and his team is winning 13-2 in the 7th.

    Looks like “dan” is back and using my name.

    How original.

  215. GreenBeret7 April 8th, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    Nunez starts another DP with a sparkler….6-4-3

  216. stuckey April 8th, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    “Melancon was not that good last year; he hit several batters towards the end of the season.”

    Melanson was pitching his first career 16 inning and he only gave ML hitters 13 hits. Struck out 10 of them. He admitted he was nervous and was used irregularly.

    I fail to understand how you the point that it was his first 16 innings EVER is just ignored when cited, as if he was REALLY good he’d be fully-formed his first months in the majors.

    As has been pointed out, Robertson had a 5.34 his first 30 ML innings.

    He got better.

  217. champ809 April 8th, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    SJ44 April 8th, 2010 at 9:34 pm
    A brief nephew update

    After dinner tonight, my nephew took a really bad, really smelly dump
    ***************************************************************

    That’s a real mature post there guy!

    one of your scout buddies must be the infamous Dan that’s been roaming here the last few days.

  218. Rishi April 8th, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    :arrow:

    day off updates…

  219. SJ44 April 8th, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    Betsy,

    Nunez is a better prospect than Russo. He can also hit and has more power than Russo.

    IMO, he’s the most underrated prospect at the AA and AAA levels.

  220. LGY - Child Prodigy/GB7's Bestest Buddy April 8th, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    Betsy,

    What are you apologizing about?

    I was just giving you the highlights of Matthews newest article because I know how much you enjoy reading his article :)

  221. Joe from Long Island April 8th, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    murphydog – sounds like you had a really great day. Don’t you love dealing with someone who likes throwing their weight around, having no respect for what anyone else is going through, thinking they’re the ones who count. Kind of analogous to this Joe West nonsense.

  222. Tarheelyank April 8th, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    Great start for Tony, SJ! Good for him. :D

  223. murphydog April 8th, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    Maybe Wally Matthews and “Wild Wild” Joe West might benefit from a refresher course on the rules of baseball. Here are some big ones: Three strikes and you’re out, four balls and you get a base. Score more runs than the other guy in nine innings and you win. “Pick it up will ya fellas?” Pick it up and do what? Forget about the principles of winning a ball game and try to lose a few? The fans will like the game more with more strikeouts? Freakin seriously? West sounded deranged when you really look at what he’s implying. But thank god for ESPNNY because not many people read NEWSDAY and they would have missed Wally’s incisive commentary on Big Joe’s Blather. Sorry if the Yankees haven’t adopted the Mets’ far more engaging style of olde tyme baseball.

    Seriously, MLB cannot tolerate this kind of popping off from supposed-to-be-objective-umpire West. He’s got to go.

  224. Y's Guy April 8th, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    i’ve been coming here for over 2 years now, but the people who just come here to argue are just making it harder and harder. in the beginning i used to watch the games and comment on here and it was alot of fun, but over time, the panic brigade has ruined that to the point that its not enjoyable. so i went to dropping on after the games and such, but the people who just want to argue are making that as unpleasant as the game posts got to be. its a real shame.

    rich, i have to go to bed now so you will have to find someone else to argue with, im sure you will, you never seem to have a problem finding one.

  225. Rich in NJ April 8th, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    “Seriously, MLB cannot tolerate this kind of popping off from supposed-to-be-objective-umpire West. He’s got to go.”

    If Selig does nothing, it’s because he agrees with West.

  226. GreenBeret7 April 8th, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    For those that want to listen to the free radio feeds of the kid teams, here’s the link. Only need to see who and when they play. Tampa isn’t listed, but, most every team they play is.

    http://web.minorleaguebaseball...../audio.jsp

  227. champ809 April 8th, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    This is why Bets if you want to know about the prospects you should do some more research.

    Russo is a nice bat but the Yanks are not going to stick him at a position- SS- that he can’t play when they have a kid who has a world of talent for the position in Nunez who happens to also be a player with a higher ceiling than Russo because some fans on blogs have got it in their brains that Russo should be on the big club instead of Pena and the only thing holding him back is that he can’t cover SS.

    this is the same Eduardo Nunez who last year led ALL Yankees minor leaguers in hits, 2nd in BA and was voted the player of the year @ SS in his league, the Eastern League @ 22yrs old and who you may have seen launching balls all over the yard in ST as it seemed he was in every rally the Yanks had.

    BTW that same Eduardo Nunez reported to camp almost a full month early and spent his days working out and working on his game with the Cap’n Jeter…… that impressed me.

  228. Rich in NJ April 8th, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    “rich, i have to go to bed now so you will have to find someone else to argue with, im sure you will, you never seem to have a problem finding one.”

    Give it rest.

  229. GreenBeret7 April 8th, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    Here’s the box from Charleston through 8 innings.

    http://web.minorleaguebaseball.....x_crdafx_1

  230. Dave F April 8th, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    Here’s the box from Charleston through 8 innings.

    http://web.minorleaguebaseball…..x_crdafx_1

    Thanks for the link.

  231. champ809 April 8th, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    If Joe West really wants the game to speed up I’d suggest he huddle up with the rest of the penguins and make it a point to do THEIR jobs properly and call the strike zone as it’s written in their manuals!

    That would get the game moving along nicely and that is something that he and or they actually control!

  232. GreenBeret7 April 8th, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    Betsy, when you have questions just ask SJ, Bohd and a couple of the others for links to free sites and keep asking different questions. My advice, stay away from the pay sites and know-it-alls like a couple that you’ve figured out by now. i’ll give you the team sites if you can’t find them.

  233. GreenBeret7 April 8th, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    No problem, Dave.

  234. GreenBeret7 April 8th, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    Ike davis lead off the top of the 7th with a double but, Logan got a ground out a strikeout and Miranda flagged down a shot down the 1st base line to end the inning. 1-0 Scranton

  235. GreenBeret7 April 8th, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    Montero, tat dog, hits an easy bouncer to third to open the bottom of the 7th, and curtis does the same

  236. GreenBeret7 April 8th, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    Charleston wins 5-2. great pitching from all the kids and everyone wins. scranton starting the 8th inning.

  237. yanksince57 - JESUS H MONTERO! April 9th, 2010 at 9:58 am

    i haven’t read all the comments, but did anyone mention that the top 3 farm clubs all had shutout wins in their openers? also, the trenton home attendance trounced the swb home attendance! chad, please elucidate why :)

  238. Chuck58 April 9th, 2010 at 11:52 am

    test :barf:

  239. Chuck58 April 9th, 2010 at 11:53 am

    test :vomit:

  240. Abby Rosario April 9th, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    Hey, thanks for the tip on bookmarking Collins! I went to the LoHud Outing last year and had a blast. I’d love to follow them throughout their season.

  241. Johnny Axford August 22nd, 2014 at 11:48 pm

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  242. Melissia Gin September 1st, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    The most crucial detail I took away from this movie was anything I already knew but apparently forget about over a regular basis: Glance in advance of you shoot! A great number of moments I get this great shot of a special car and when i see it on my screen I notice some obnoxious minor detail that I could have avoided having to the shot experienced I only followed the information. It would save loads of Photoshop time!

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