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Yankees finally back home

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Apr 30, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

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After a train ride from Baltimore — where there were Yankees writers scattered throughout the Amtrak station — I’ve made it back to New York in time to finish a story for Sunday’s paper, pick up some mail at the post office and buy some groceries.  

I’m taking a few days off this home stand, so Brian Heyman will have the lineup and notes from Yankee Stadium. Until then, how’s this for the Robinson Cano leader board?

Cano leads the American League in hits, runs, batting average and slugging percentage. He’s third in home runs, fourth in on-base percentage and fourth in extra-base hits.

“He’s in one of those zones right now,” Derek Jeter said. “Every player wants to be in it, but they come few and far between. It seems like everything he’s doing right now is perfect, and he’s playing as well as I’ve ever seen him.”

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175 Responses to “Yankees finally back home”

  1. Joe from Long Island April 30th, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    Repost from last thread –

    Doreen ?

    Jeter SS
    NJ DH
    Tex 1B
    Alex 3B
    Cano 2B
    Curtis CF
    Swish RF
    Cisco C
    Winn LF

    Andy P

  2. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) April 30th, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    They’re home for all of 6 games, lol

  3. Judge Smails April 30th, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    They’re home for 20 of the next 33.

  4. Bronx Born April 30th, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    Hey GB, MTU, Bodhi am on the final proofread at last (3 in all).

  5. Doreen - GTLU Standings, Updates, Calendar & Rules April 30th, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    Gotcha, Joe from LI :)

  6. ADam April 30th, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    SS Jeter
    DH Johnson
    1B Tex
    3B Alex
    2B Cano
    RF Swish
    CF Granderson
    C Cervelli
    LF Gardner

  7. Erin April 30th, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    Love the picture :)

  8. m April 30th, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    Thanks for everything, Chad. Enjoy your time off!

  9. RayVT April 30th, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    Joe from Long Island April 30th, 2010 at 2:32 pm
    I almost played that lineup, but talked myself out of it for Gardner’s sake. Since there are 2 LHP for Sat & Sun, I thought Joe might try to keep Gardner fresh over Winn’s stats.

  10. CR9 April 30th, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    Look at that hottie!! Look at how intent his eyes look ♥

  11. Nick in SF April 30th, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    Doreen has a way of posting in bold without it sounding mean or bossy.

    GTLU Prague Spring continues.

  12. LGY April 30th, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    Patrick,

    Betsy was right about my Tex post this morning. Sorry about the confusion.

  13. miggs- GTLU Reigning Champion April 30th, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    Jeter SS
    Johnson DH
    Tex 1B
    A Rod 3B
    Cano 2B
    Swisher RF
    Granderson CF
    Cervelli C
    Gardner LF

    Made it on time!

  14. IDCWYT April 30th, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    D Jeter SS
    N Johnson DH
    M Texeira 1B
    A Rodriguez 3B
    R Cano 2B
    N Swisher RF
    C Granderson CF
    F Cervelli C
    B Gardner LF

  15. GGBG (50 SB's for me!) April 30th, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    Doreen – here is my GTLU guess:

    Jeter SS
    Johnson DH
    Tex 1b
    ARod 3b
    Cano 2b
    Swisher RF
    Granderson CF
    Cervelli C
    Gardner CF

    Thanks!

  16. Roger(missing out on Koninginnedag) April 30th, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    CR9

    When will you stop calling every guy a hottie…?

  17. Nick in SF April 30th, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    miggs, you totally need a GTLU as-sistant. The only way you won’t repeat is if you don’t enter enough.

  18. Tom in NJ April 30th, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    How long before the Defenestration of GTLU?

  19. IDCWYT April 30th, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    I know it is early in the GTLU season, but is there a minimum number of entries required to qualify as the season champ?

  20. Abe Peterham April 30th, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    Does anyone wish the yanks woulda played Austin Jackson w the big boys to see what he had ?
    I guess there wasn’t room last year on club though.
    He certainly is doing well so far..

  21. miggs- GTLU Reigning Champion April 30th, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    Nick how silly am I?
    Prioritizing my paycheck over this sacred game.

    That’s an excellent idea…. a GTLU assistant. I could dictate to him/her all my possible lineups in the morning. Then we can stick them all on a whiteboard and I can systematically eliminate lineups until I decide on my best guess. He/She can then post my guess on the blog.

    What’s the most a staffing agency can charge me to fill that spot… $15/hr.?

    Of course that means the assistant has to travel with me on weekends and hang out poolside during the summer. It would help if he/she knew how to mix a good drink also.

  22. CR9 April 30th, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    Roger

    lol When the Yankees and the rest of sports are filled with Franck Riberys, Randy Johnsons, and Kevin Youkilises! :P

    What do you think of Bayern/Inter?

  23. Judge Smails April 30th, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    I know it is early in the GTLU season, but is there a minimum number of entries required to qualify as the season champ?
    ————————
    It seems the “season champ” is the one who has the most wins. Don’t think it’s based on winning percentage.

  24. Doreen - GTLU Standings, Updates, Calendar & Rules April 30th, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    Hey, Tom in NJ, that’s not nice!!! :lol:

  25. Doreen - GTLU Standings, Updates, Calendar & Rules April 30th, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    These are today’s participants in GTLU so far:

    RayVT
    Frank & Beans
    Erin
    tex’s friend
    Erica
    Mike_Boston
    NYY626
    Warning Track Power
    Fran (the original)
    upstate kate
    Phil Columbus
    86w183
    Abe Peterham
    Shame Spencer
    Dave F
    champ809
    Patrick from CT
    sevrox
    Roger(Koninginnedag)
    UnKnown
    Gardner in C F
    RL15
    Joe from Long Island
    ADam
    miggs
    IDCWYT April 30th, 2010 at 2:44 pm
    GGBG (50 SB’s for me!)

  26. Doreen - GTLU Standings, Updates, Calendar & Rules April 30th, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    I have to find a better way to post that when it gets to be that long a list. Sorry iPhone people.

  27. IDCWYT April 30th, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    “Judge Smails April 30th, 2010 at 2:54 pm
    I know it is early in the GTLU season, but is there a minimum number of entries required to qualify as the season champ?
    ????????
    It seems the ?season champ? is the one who has the most wins. Don?t think it?s based on winning percentage.”

    based on the current standings your probably right, but I thought i would ask since it isn’t in the rules.

  28. Nick in SF April 30th, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    Tom, are you confusing 1968 with 1948????

    You can sneak that past most people, but don’t try that with me, buddy! :mad:

  29. Tom in NJ April 30th, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    I kid Doreen.

    :)

  30. Roger(missing out on Koninginnedag) April 30th, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    CR9

    Best player Bayern:Robben
    Best player Inter:Sneijder

    What do these guys have in common?Yes…

    But I have no clue for who I should be rooting for

    You?I’m guessing Inter

  31. Rick D April 30th, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    Michael Kay said on his show last week that the yankees offered Cano or another prospect
    in the Arod trade. I never herd that before.

  32. Judge Smails April 30th, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    I actually have no idea what the rules are as I don’t really dabble in it, but I was just making a guess based on what I’ve seen on this board thus far.

  33. Tom in NJ April 30th, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    1618 Nick, 1618.

  34. Andrew April 30th, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    Roger wouldn’t van Bommel tip the scales to Bayern for you to support?

  35. Doreen - GTLU Standings, Updates, Calendar & Rules April 30th, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    IDCWYT:

    I am going to base the winner on number of wins.

    But I may award a second prize for best percentage.

  36. Nick in SF April 30th, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    miggs: $15/hour is what they’ll pay her, they’ll charge you a lot more.

    You need to eliminate the middleman and get someone from craigslist, or, as I suggested in the previous thread, outsource it to Bangalore.

  37. Doreen - GTLU Standings, Updates, Calendar & Rules April 30th, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    GTLU Is Now Closed for Today.

  38. Roger(missing out on Koninginnedag) April 30th, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    Andrew

    No.I HATE van Bommel.He’s a good player but I don’t like the way he plays

    But van Gaal might

  39. Doreen - GTLU Standings, Updates, Calendar & Rules April 30th, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    If I based the winner on percentage, there would have to be a minimum number of games played to be fair.

  40. m April 30th, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    I don’t play GTLU, but I have to admit I like the big reveal. :)

  41. miggs- GTLU Reigning Champion April 30th, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    IMO the most correct entries should win.

    You should be rewarded for having the dedication and commitment to submit a lineup most days.

  42. Andrew April 30th, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    van Bommel is definitely a bit of a hothead on the pitch. Figured you were putting country over playing style, though. The Dutch are loaded this year, they will be a major force in SA, can’t believe we’re almost at the point where it’s a month away…

  43. CR9 April 30th, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    Roger

    I dont have any great dislike for Bayern or anything. I do, however, dislike van Gaal, as he looks like a punk!

    I’ll be going for Mourinho (he is GORGEOUS!), as I appreciate his antics.

    I came home in time to see the final whistle of the Barca/Inter match. And I saw Valdez trying to start trouble with the Special One for celebrating on the pitch! Good Stuff.

  44. Erin April 30th, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    Joelsherman1 Not satisfied dept: Cano out for early hitting, joined by Cervelli, Swisher. #Yankees

  45. Phil Columbus April 30th, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    Anyone ready to jump on the Cavs bandwagon atleast against the Boston Celtics?

  46. Joe from Long Island April 30th, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    RayVt – I almost didn’t myself, with the two lefties this weekend, but just decided to go with it. We’ll see.

  47. CR9 April 30th, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    Phil

    Already there!!!!!!

  48. Nick in SF April 30th, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    Tom, you’re clearly playing the Czech defenestration game at a very, very high level.

    I just don’t want any of these fine people to think that the Prague Spring ended with a defenestration (perhaps on par only with strangulation with piano wire as a preferred method of classical ass-ass-ination) rather than the crushing onslaught of Soviet tanks.

    That would be sad.

  49. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) April 30th, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    Wow, good for Cano. With his work ethic and motivation, he’s going to have a phenomenal year, even after he goes into the inevitable slump.

  50. Phil Columbus April 30th, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    CR9

    I’m afraid to ask you about LeBron. :)

  51. miggs- GTLU Reigning Champion April 30th, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    Why is he going to have an “inevitable slump”?

    Does every post have to have a negative connotation?

  52. CR9 April 30th, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    Phil

    ESPN was advocating the other day, intentionally hitting Lebron on his arm over and over again, to take him out of the series.

    Hmmm, go figure, ESPN advocating injuring someone…

    But I get attacked when I see the injury to Marte last year as a blessing in disguise! Because he came back to help us win a WS!

  53. Yankee Trader April 30th, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    This was probably posted earlier. Ten most hated teams in baseball.

    http://www.nypost.com/p/blogs/.....mQjsZbXA5J

  54. Tom in NJ April 30th, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    Very true, history must be protected Nick.

    BTW, you seem to have a very firm grasp on Soviet/Russian history. Is it a hobby? College major?

  55. CR9 April 30th, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    miggs

    that’s not a negative connotation. It’s a realistic observation.

  56. CR9 April 30th, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    Lebron = Muy Bonito!!

  57. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) April 30th, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    I’ll answer this once and then I’ll go back to ignoring you, Miggs. Give me a freaking break. Every player has a slump, it’s nothing personal against Cano. If I said the sky was blue, you’d argue. If you think Cano is going to hit .400, be my guest. If you think there are players that go through a season without hitting a lull, be my guest. That was a negative comment? Please!

  58. Phil Columbus April 30th, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    CR9

    One thing about LeBron he tends to make his injuries a little too dramatic for me. That being said, when I heard that I just laughed out loud because the man is a brick. Plus his best buddy is Shaq. “You don’t tug on Superman’s cape” and don’t mess with the King.

  59. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes April 30th, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    Bronx Born April 30th, 2010 at 2:35 pm
    Hey GB, MTU, Bodhi am on the final proofread at last (3 in all).
    ====

    Bronx, that is fantastic. Can you tell me more about the book? Is it a volume of poetry by these kids, is it poetry by you about them, or perhaps a chronicle of your work with these children?

    I never saw the initial exchange about the book itself. I am earnestly interested, so if you’d rather email me, that would be great. Whatever works for you: jjlearsfool@gmail.com.

    We’re off to the Japanese uber-supermarket in Edgewater, so I’ll check the threads and email for your reply. It’s great when they have Japanese baseball on the big screen. You can alternate your gaze from the TV to Grant’s Tomb or Riverside Church’s spires across the water, while eating soba noodles.

    Jaa mata!

  60. Yankee Trader April 30th, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    Miggs-

    since you’re the reigning GTLU champion, who will be the first Yankee to be dfa’d or traded this season? GWGAF [guess who gets axed first]

  61. miggs- GTLU Reigning Champion April 30th, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    I guess I just don’t understand why you can’t just enjoy the torrid streak he’s on.

    Instead you choose to focus on a hypothetical future negative which shows no signs of even being on the horizon.

    Go back to ignoring my posts, do you think that bothers me?

  62. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) April 30th, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    Oh come on, you’re really reaching. I was complimenting his work ethic…. Look, I give up. If you want to think there is ANYTHING negative in what I said, that’s your business. LOL No, I certainly don’t think it bothers me if I ignore you; I’m only sad you can’t return the favor. Back to our regularly scheduled programming now…

  63. Roger(missing out on Koninginnedag) April 30th, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    Andrew

    I know.We’re loaded with talent.
    There some great Dutch players right now:Van Persie,Sneijder,van der Vaart,Kuijt,Robben,van Nistelrooij,van Bommel and i’m not even counting van der Sar en Seedorf who aren’t on the team but are great players.

    Look out for Elia en van der Wiel btw.Are you a Gunner?Because there a lot of rumors that van der Wiel will be a Gunner next year.
    And I’m sure CR9 will think he’s a hottie..uhm!

  64. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes April 30th, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    Cano’s swing and plate discipline are looking more slump proof than any time I’ve ever seen him, and I’ve been on his trail at live games since he arrived in 2005.

    If he stays intact, his dips will likely be short-lived.

    Sayonara!

  65. The Captain's Blog April 30th, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    Yankees celebrate their 107th anniversary in New York tonight!

  66. tampayank April 30th, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    “# CR9 April 30th, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    Lebron = Muy Bonito!!

    Will Lebron shake hands after the Orlando Magic dominate the Cavs again?;)

  67. Tom B - The Phranchise Starts in 2010 April 30th, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    Yankee Trader – not only was it posted, but it was refuted as invalid.
    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/.....id=5146663

  68. IDCWYT April 30th, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    “Doreen – GTLU Standings, Updates, Calendar & Rules April 30th, 2010 at 3:04 pm
    If I based the winner on percentage, there would have to be a minimum number of games played to be fair.”

    That is true

  69. Phil Columbus April 30th, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    tampayank

    I’m sure he learned his lesson. Don’t think he will need to worry about it this year though.

  70. miggs- GTLU Reigning Champion April 30th, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    Yankee Trader that’s a really really good question.

    Who will be DFA’d or traded….. wow gimme a second to think here.

    Last year it seemed like there was a group of guys in danger of being DFA’d right from the start of the season. They were mostly bullpen guys (Albaladejo, Edwar Ramizez, Veras) and I guess you could throw Cody Ransom in there. They all ended up being DFA’d at some point or sent down.

    Right now with this roster, if I had to guess I’d say Boone Logan gets sent down when Park comes back, but that’s a cop-out answer. He got brought up when Park hurt his hamstring.

    The position players seem set. I think Winn and Thames, based upon how they are performing right now, will make it through the season. I can’t see them trading or DFAing Pena or Cervelli. They aren’t going to trade or DFA a starter unless something drastically goes wrong.

    The starting pitchers are set unless Vazquez continues to stink. But he makes too much money to trade in that case, and they won’t just release him. So you’re down to the bullpen. Mo, Joba, Park, Robertson, Marte, Aceves are all safe.

    I really can’t see anyone on the current roster being DFA’d. Candidates for minor league demotions would be Logan, Robertson, MAYBE Aceves but probably not.

    So to answer your question…. I have no idea. I’d be shocked to see anyone on the current roster traded or DFA’d anytime soon.

  71. GreenBeret7 April 30th, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    Pettitte is going for his 30th career april win, tonight. That’s the most Apriol wins in team history. Stottlemyre with 23 and Ford with 22 are next.

  72. GreenBeret7 April 30th, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    most ***April*** wins in team history

  73. miggs- GTLU Reigning Champion April 30th, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    Wait I forgot about Mitre!

    That’s my guess for first DFA….. Sergio Mitre.

  74. Erin April 30th, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    GreenBeret7 April 30th, 2010 at 3:33 pm
    Pettitte is going for his 30th career april win, tonight. That?s the most Apriol wins in team history.

    ***********************
    That’s awesome

    Go Andy!! :)

  75. Giuseppe Franco April 30th, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    It’s a good thing Cano is out there early taking BP.

    He needs to find some way to change his luck and get out his slump.

  76. Nick in SF April 30th, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    Tom: My poor, sweet great-grandpa was Leon Trotsy. To this day icepicks give me the creeps.

    (ok, ok, college major)

  77. Nick in SF April 30th, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    grrrr, Trotsky. Stupid capitalist running dog typo. :mad:

  78. tampayank April 30th, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    great sports weekend, the Derby and Mayweather-Mosley…sports books will be busy

  79. CR9 April 30th, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    Roger

    :lol:

    Both Elia and van der Wiel are cute, like Jacoby Ellsbury cute!

  80. Tom April 30th, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    Cano is going to slump eventually… thats why I cannot enjoy this streak he is on. I am already thinking about his average dropping to .365.

  81. Judge Smails April 30th, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    if Cano goes hitless in his next 29 AB’s… he’s still at .300. Kind of awesome.

  82. Erin April 30th, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    Tom April 30th, 2010 at 3:41 pm
    Cano is going to slump eventually? thats why I cannot enjoy this streak he is on. I am already thinking about his average dropping to .365.

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

    LOL

    What a problem to have! ;)

  83. KO April 30th, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    yankee fans just have trouble enjoying a good thing. becoming like red sox fans, waiting for the other shoe to drop

    cano is a stud, deal with it….

  84. miggs- GTLU Reigning Champion April 30th, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    KO-

    Its only CERTAIN Yankee fans with the problem.

    They shall remain nameless to preserve the civility of the blog.

  85. Damo April 30th, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    Were Sox fans in the 1960s waiting for Ted Williams’ average to drop?

  86. Roger(missing out on Koninginnedag) April 30th, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    Oh boy.I shouldn’t have said anything

  87. Jerkface April 30th, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    Cano heats up in the second half, I wouldn’t be surprised if he hit .500

  88. CA Dave April 30th, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    Geez… people are already worrying about Cano going in a slump, when he is just coming off a HISTORIC month where he hit .407?

    How sad

  89. m April 30th, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    Don’t worry, Tom.

    Some of us got your joke.

  90. Banjo April 30th, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    Jerk,

    I hope so. If Robbie continues to slump like this, we need to move him down in the order.

  91. Wave Your Hat April 30th, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    I had no idea there were experts on the Thirty Years War among the LoHud regulars. Defenestration of Prague indeed.

  92. stuckey April 30th, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    Speaking of Cano, probably too early to start talking about because they odds are long by default for anyone still in his 20′s, but Cano is the sort of hitter and had the career start that’d be conducive to a 3000 hit guy.

    He’d gonna blow by 1000 before he’s 28. He’s a contact, .300+ avg hitter who doesn’t take a lot of walks, and he shouldn’t bat any lower than 5th for the upcoming prime of his career.

    Assuming he stays healthy (big if of course) and plays to his talent, he will likely have 2000 by his 32 birthday.

    Then would come the hard part…

  93. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) April 30th, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    GF, are you referencing my comment?

  94. me April 30th, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    Tom and Betsy are the same poster

  95. yankswin27 April 30th, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    Jeter SS
    Johnson DH
    Teixeira 1B
    Rodriguez 3B
    Cano 2B
    Swisher RF
    Granderson CF
    Cervelli C
    Gardner LF

  96. Marcus April 30th, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    Anyone notice that most of Cano’s HR are of the solo variety? Not worrying yet, but why can’t he hit HRs with runner on base?

    I have to check, but I imagine most of his hits have come without anyone in base.

  97. G. Love April 30th, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    I definitely think Cano is in a slump. About 60% of the time he is getting out. That’s hardly acceptable.

  98. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) April 30th, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    I’m sorry, seriously, what IS it with some of you people (not including one)? I am not worried and if you think I am based on that mild comment, you all have problems. The fact that you can’t see that I was complimenting Cano is truly pathetic. Get a life.

  99. Judge Smails April 30th, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    Anyone notice that most of Cano’s HR are of the solo variety? Not worrying yet, but why can’t he hit HRs with runner on base?
    ——————————

    Ha. I actually was thinking of causing hysteria here by mentioning the one time Cano was retired last night was with someone in scoring position.

  100. LLIME April 30th, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    What, you mean Cano might not hit .407 for the whole year?

    Gasp

    What’s next… Burnett and Pettitte are not going to record a loss this year?

    And god forbid if MO blows a save.

  101. Wave Your Hat April 30th, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    “The position players seem set. I think Winn and Thames, based upon how they are performing right now, will make it through the season.”

    Thames I get, but help me out on your Winn thinking. Think he turned the corner with that hit Wednesday night?

  102. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) April 30th, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    I didn’t say he was in a slump!

    GLove, are you kidding me? Did you read my comment? Holy cow.

  103. CR9 April 30th, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    I know it’s not going to happen, but I wonder with Johnson struggling, if Girardi would just consider moving up Teixeira, Alex, and Cano in the order to 2,3,4.

    Even though Mark has been struggling also, you move your best hitters up in the lineup to maximize their amount of ABs.

  104. Judge Smails April 30th, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    To be fair though, A-Rod and Tex aren’t really getting on that much. Cano has been coming to the plate with the bases empty a lot.

  105. me April 30th, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    Marcus- arod and Tex need to get on base more.

  106. JJ April 30th, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    Cano better not think about his avg falling below .400 or the stadium crowd is going to give hi mthe Vazquez treatment. Simply unacceptable for him for his average to dip even lower….

  107. Yanks 172 April 30th, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    Cano’s HRs are solo because he is in a slump – duh.

    Once he breaks out of it, they will turn into 2 and 3 run jacks.

  108. tex's friend April 30th, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    i finally won gtlu without guessing opening day lineup.

  109. Hensley Muellens Blast Pal April 30th, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    been a long time…

    jeter ss
    johnson dh
    tex 1b
    arod 3b
    cano 2b
    swish rf
    cf granderson
    c cerv
    lf gardner

  110. miggs- GTLU Reigning Champion April 30th, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    Ha ha.

    Apparently lots of people agree with me.

    Imagine that.

  111. Todd April 30th, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    Just looking at his splits— Cano has only 6 RBIs with the bases empty (all 6 on solo HRs), yet has 9 RBIs with runners on. Don’t know what to make of that. He has more RBIs with runners on, but more HRs with the bases empty…

  112. stuckey April 30th, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    “I know it’s not going to happen, but I wonder with Johnson struggling, if Girardi would just consider moving up Teixeira, Alex, and Cano in the order to 2,3,4.”

    At 14-7, and having played 15 of those games on the road? Not a chance?

    This is what Torre’s greatest strength was, managing a team (as opposed to a game) over 162 games.

  113. Wave Your Hat April 30th, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    I predict that when Tex finally starts getting on base, Robbie Cano will cool off.

  114. tampayank April 30th, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    “Cano is not a grindah like Pedrioahhhhhhh”-Francessa

  115. G. Love April 30th, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    Betsy,

    I’m joking around. Nothing directed at you. No worries.

  116. Judge Smails April 30th, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    Well. It’s hard to get an RBI with the bases empty if it’s not a solo HR.

  117. Paul T April 30th, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    “Cano’s HRs are solo because he is in a slump – duh.

    Once he breaks out of it, they will turn into 2 and 3 run jacks.”

    LOL. Touche

  118. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) April 30th, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    LOL Ok, so some posters agree with you, congratulations. I’m disappointed in a couple, but so be it. Hey, as Javy Vasquez said in response to Curt Schilling, everyone’s entitled to their opinion.

  119. Wave Your Hat April 30th, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    “Just looking at his splits— Cano has only 6 RBIs with the bases empty (all 6 on solo HRs), yet has 9 RBIs with runners on. Don’t know what to make of that. He has more RBIs with runners on, but more HRs with the bases empty…”

    You ARE joking, right?

  120. Erin April 30th, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    Sweeny has the lineup:

    YankeesWFAN Jeter Johnson Teixeira ARod Cano Swisher Granderson Cervelli Gardner. Pettitte vs Garcia.

  121. Marcus April 30th, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    I don’t know how much colder Cano get get, he is already making outs almost 60% of the time.

    Though if Tex gets hot, that might balance it out somewhat

    ;)

  122. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) April 30th, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    GLove, glad to hear it; if you were serious, that wouldn’t be like you. Sorry I snapped, but given the circumstances, I think it was understandable.

  123. G. Love April 30th, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    I predict Texiera will hit 20 HR’s combined on Saturday and Sunday.

    I think next season his wife and the Yankees should slip him some roofies and when he wakes up tell him he just woke up from a coma and it’s May even though it’s April. Of course they’d have to hide calendars from him and newspapers and such, but it seemed to work in that Drew Barrymore/Adam Sandler movie where she woke up thinking every day was the same one.

  124. Doreen - GTLU Standings, Updates, Calendar & Rules April 30th, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    Should I wait to post the winners until I have the official lineup from Lohud???

  125. U-Turn April 30th, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    Todd April 30th, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    Just looking at his splits— Cano has only 6 RBIs with the bases empty (all 6 on solo HRs), yet has 9 RBIs with runners on. Don’t know what to make of that. He has more RBIs with runners on, but more HRs with the bases empty…

    —————————

    :?

  126. Judge Smails April 30th, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    The internet is serious business.

  127. CR9 April 30th, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    “At 14-7, and having played 15 of those games on the road? Not a chance?”

    I acknowledged it would not happen. Nor do I think it should happen.

    Just an observation. And here’s another. Dont confuse the results with the decisions. 14-7 we may be, having only had 6 home games, but who knows if a different lineup would have us at 15-6?

    Not saying I believe that we would be any better; also, not saying that Im not ecstatic with our start!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    SORIANOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HOTTIE SORI with a 3 run bomb!!!!!!!!!!! ♥ ALFIE!!!!!!

    I

  128. Joe from Long Island April 30th, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    Doreen – my opinion is that this is the LoHud blog, so wait for the LoHud lineup for the LoHud GTLU contest. ;)

  129. Wave Your Hat April 30th, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    What happens if the lineup changes between the time it is posted on LoHud and first pitch?

  130. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) April 30th, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    CC on with Kay….

  131. Warning Track Power April 30th, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    C.C. is on the Kay show right now.

  132. Doreen - GTLU Standings, Updates, Calendar & Rules April 30th, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    Thanks, Joe from LI. That is what I’m going to do. :)

  133. Erin April 30th, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    Doreen – GTLU Standings, Updates, Calendar & Rules April 30th, 2010 at 4:02 pm
    Should I wait to post the winners until I have the official lineup from Lohud???

    *****************
    Doreen-I’d wait. It should be coming soon!

  134. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) April 30th, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    I’m not a PC person, but for those who are, they might have a problem with what CC said….IF I heard him right.

  135. Warning Track Power April 30th, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    Kay just announced Leiter will be in the booth with him tonight. There are only 2 instances I can tolerate Kay-
    1)With Leiter by his side
    2)With Flash by his side

  136. CR9 April 30th, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    I still cant believe Zambrano has been reduced to the bullpen :(

  137. Mike April 30th, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    LOL!

    Not the best interview for CC…..

  138. CR9 April 30th, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    What did CC say?!!

  139. Erin April 30th, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    Warning Track Power April 30th, 2010 at 4:09 pm
    Kay just announced Leiter will be in the booth with him tonight.

    ************************
    Darn-I love when Leiter’s in the booth. I’m stuck with Hawk. :(

  140. yankee 22 April 30th, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    CR9. Rank the following in terms of hotness:

    Donovan McNabb
    Kevin Youkallis
    Bill Belichick

  141. Yankee Trader April 30th, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    Betsy – Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) April 30th, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    I’m sorry, seriously, what IS it with some of you people (not including one)? I am not worried and if you think I am based on that mild comment, you all have problems. Cano is truly pathetic.

    Shame on you Betsy. Some commentors here must work for the media. So easy to edit comments. So you think Cano is pathetic!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol

  142. Erin April 30th, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    Betsy-what did he say???

  143. Warning Track Power April 30th, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    Erin-Leiter is great because it seems like once every inning Leiter makes fun of
    Kay for a variety of reasons. Leiter makes Kay the butt of his jokes all game long.
    Why are you stuck with Hawk?

  144. stuckey April 30th, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    “Dont confuse the results with the decisions. 14-7 we may be, having only had 6 home games, but who knows if a different lineup would have us at 15-6?”

    But this is in fact the very issue the bridgejumpers and second-guessers don’t understand about baseball. You can’t judge games individually. Baseball has to be managed over 162 games, not 162 separate ways.

    Good decisions lead to good results, which manifest themselves in professional baseball over week and months, not days and games.

    “Results vs decisions” is what the second-guessers use to justify the constant criticism of line-ups and bullpen management. The problem is, few fans understand what are significant “results” in the game of baseball.

    It’s hardly ever one game.

  145. CR9 April 30th, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    yankee 22

    My dislike for McNabb does not cloud my view of how cute/hot he is!!

    You have the right order above. Although Youkilis is clearly fuglier looks-wise than Belly, Belly is by far the uglier (inside and out) human being!

  146. Erin April 30th, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    Warning Track Power April 30th, 2010 at 4:13 pm
    Erin-Leiter is great because it seems like once every inning Leiter makes fun of
    Kay for a variety of reasons. Leiter makes Kay the butt of his jokes all game long.
    Why are you stuck with Hawk?

    **********************
    Because I live near Chicago. My Extra Innings package will black out the YES feed.

  147. miggs- GTLU Reigning Champion April 30th, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    Can someone please post what CC said?

  148. tampayank April 30th, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    what do Sox fans think about Bellicheck delivering a hoodie to a division foe’s manager?*

  149. Andrew April 30th, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    Cano is too soft to handle all this success. He doesn’t have the grinding gutsy grittiness required to maintain a batting average at .400. After all the last guy to hit .400 over a full season was a real grinder, in fact he grinded so much that he got the nickname The Splendid Splinter from being such a gritty hard-noser.

  150. Roger(missing out on Koninginnedag) April 30th, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    CC said he feels depressed because CR9 didn’t think he was a hottie

  151. tex's friend April 30th, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    in regard to tex’s aprils, the yankees should form a spring league and start their preseason in february, so maybe by april he is in month two.

  152. Bronx Born April 30th, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    Hey Bodhi,

    It is called One Child Sold and is a collection of poetry on human rights and trafficking — my works. thank you so much for asking.

  153. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) April 30th, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    Yankee Trader, I definitely did not say that, lol.

    He said he acted (or thought he was) retarded, IF I heard him correctly. 1050 doesn’t come in all that clear……it was in reference to Obama knowing about his almost no-hitter in Tampa.

  154. Warning Track Power April 30th, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    C.C. used the word, “retard” when describing himself in relation to a story he was sharing.
    I honestly can not remember the question Kay asked and what C.C.’s words were from beginning to end.

    No big deal.
    .

  155. CR9 April 30th, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    stuckey

    Well, you lost me at bridge jumpers and second guessers. Because I am rarely going to criticize a manager for anything. And I was not criticizing Joe with that mere observation.

    Dont confuse results with decisions was meant as a broad generalization of both sports and life.

    Just because the referee in the 1994 Stanley Cup Finals tried to screw the Rangers with 2 seconds left in Game 7 by calling a phantom icing, does not mean that he was successful in his attempt to screw us.

    The decision to screw us was there, but the result of screwing us out of a Stanley Cup was not!!!!!!

    :lol:

  156. Warning Track Power April 30th, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    Andrew-You are so wrong. To use the term “soft” to describe Cano is ridiculous.
    Cano is smooth. When he hits the ball, he is smooth. When he plays D, he is smooth.
    Don’t confuse being smooth(like Rod Carew) with “soft”.
    So wrong!!

  157. tampayank April 30th, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    so how long before Tex panic sets in, May 15th if he’s not above the Mendoza line?

  158. CR9 April 30th, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    Roger

    I never said that! CC is the finest piece of filet mignon on the team. His smile is blinding, his size is awe-inspiring!!! He is DELICOUS :)

  159. Yankee Trader April 30th, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    http://www.baseball-almanac.co.....avg1.shtml

    If you’re interested in players who have batted .400 or better plus highest batting averages per position check this out.

  160. Judge Smails April 30th, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    Christ almighty, enough with “The refs are out to get every team I like” talk. They are not out to get your teams. Sometimes they make mistakes, sometimes they make the right calls that you just don’t agree with. You are in for quite a rough sports life if you keep this nonsense up.

  161. Bill April 30th, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    CC kind of danced around the question of retaliation. Says he knows
    Guthrie wasn’t doing it on purpose but also said he has hit a lot of our guys before and shouldn’t come inside if he can’t control it, yet he continues to do it anyway

    CC didn’t retaliate, yet suggested or implied that it was necessary…

  162. Texcetera April 30th, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    Tex will be fine. Imagine if he ever got off to a fast start, you’re talking 40+ homeruns.
    But I have a feeling we are watching something special with Robbie this year. We could be looking at 35+ hr, 100+ Rbi season. A breakthrough.

  163. CR9 April 30th, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    Judge

    I dont like the Mavericks! The referees screw all teams. Why? Because they are criminals!

  164. stuckey April 30th, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    ‘so how long before Tex panic sets in, May 15th if he’s not above the Mendoza line?”

    Fans have to realize (and I trust they will) the same thing Teixeira needs to understand. It only matters what he does from this point forward. Whether he finishes at .290 or .280 or .260 doesn’t matter.

    just have a good May, then June, then July, then August, then September. If the Yanks make the postseason, what his year-end numbers (dragged down by April) are won’t matter a lick.

    I just want him to have a solid month, not make up for April, which is somewhat akin to hitting a 5 run homerun.

  165. Jason April 30th, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    Red Sox have some of the fuggliest players in baseball – Papelbon, Youkallis, Lackey, Schoenweiss, Pedroia, Drew (if he was bigger and didn’t have that weird hairline, he would be much hotter).

    But man, do they have some attractive players or what – Beckett and Ellsbury to begin with… Buchholz isn’t bad. Scutero and Delcarmen not bad either.

  166. Andrew April 30th, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    Warning Track Power my comment was meant as a joke. I know all the proper adjectives for describing Cano’s game, don’t worry. My post was meant more as a dig at all the people who take the gritty/gutty nonsense to heart when trying to describe players’ talent (or lack thereof)

  167. tex's friend April 30th, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    HIS FACTS ARENT EVEN RIGHT!!!

    is was 252 not 242, it was boras who leaked the story, not arod.

    Wasnt their 3rd baseman that day in toronto mcdonald?

    telling braden to hit arod?

    why are these writers allowed to exist?

  168. Warning Track Power April 30th, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    Watching Cano play so well this month has been fun to watch. For a couple yrs Yankee fans have been asked when/if Cano will be ready to assume the #5 hitter slot.
    Guess what? He’s now ready and if you ask me, the people who said letting Matsui go sure are hush-hush right about now.

  169. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 30th, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    Chad has completely lost GWYBWWPTLUFT

    (Guess Which Yankee Beat Writer Will Post The Line Up First Today)

  170. tex's friend April 30th, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    Andrew-You are so wrong. To use the term “soft” to describe Cano is ridiculous.
    Cano is smooth. When he hits the ball, he is smooth. When he plays D, he is smooth.
    Don’t confuse being smooth(like Rod Carew) with “soft”.
    So wrong!!

    ___

    Sorry Cano doesnt make everything look more difficult than it actually is like Pedroia does everyday.

  171. Texcetera April 30th, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    Warning Track, you are right. Cano is stepping up, and taking opportunity by the throat. We could be looking at our next great Yankee. People compared him to Rod Carew when he came up, and it was unfair. But you know what…

  172. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 30th, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    Line up is up :arrow:

  173. Erin April 30th, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    New Post: Tonight?s lineup vs. Chicago

  174. scuffling April 30th, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    OK… what is the deal with the word scuffling.

    I know what it means, I heard it already years ago.

    But lately I hear it, and read it all the time.

    It seems like it is the ‘ in ‘ word right now, and contagious. being repeated and repeated.

  175. YankeeJohn58 April 30th, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    Let’s Go, Yankees!!


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