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Golson and Huffman in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre lineup

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on May 01, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Just checked with some people who are with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees in Norfolk.

As of right now , the two Triple-A outfielders currently on the 40-man roster — center fielder Greg Golson and corner outfielder Chad Huffman — are both in the lineup. That’s with batting practice just ending.

If that changes, that would seem to be a good indication of which direction the Yankees are leaning should Curtis Granderson indeed end up on the disabled list.

UPDATE, 6:28 p.m.: Sorry. Just listened to the Girardi audio. Sounds like they could call-up a pitcher for the time being. That seems to be a possibility, anyway. Get a reliever for a few days to help the short-handed bullpen, then maybe call-up an outfielder to fill Granderson’s spot after a few days.

UPDATE, 6:39 p.m.: The top relievers in Scranton have been Jonathan Albaladejo, Royce Ring and Mark Melancon. For whatever it’s worth: Albaladejo and Ring pitched yesterday. Melancon did not.

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95 Responses to “Golson and Huffman in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre lineup”

  1. Anon May 1st, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    Which horse can swim?

  2. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 1st, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    Grandy’s injury looked terrible from the way the poor guy was hobbling around on the field. I’m glad he didn’t hear a pop, but I would think he’d be out for a few weeks at least. Thames/Winn? That’s not really a good solution, especially if Winn can’t hit. Hopefully he’ll play himself into hitting form. Thames is a butcher out there…

  3. Mike May 1st, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    Huffman is hitting .204. Why would we call him up over Gholston?

  4. CRAWDADDY (Boycott ESPN-NY) May 1st, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    Let’s remember that Cervelli was hitting less than .200 at AA ball last year when he was brought up.

  5. Chad Jennings May 1st, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    For whatever it’s worth, if I had to guess right now I’d guess Golson is the most likely call-up (great defense, great speed, had a nice spring, solid Triple-A numbers).

    Eduardo Nunez has been the best hitter down there — and he’s on the 40-man — but a shortstop doesnt’ help them much in this situation. David Winfree cant’ play center and he’s not on the 40-man. Chad Huffman can’t play center and he’s only hit for power.

    Guess you could platoon Huffman and Thames in left, and use Randy Winn as a late inning defensive replacement for both of them.

  6. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! May 1st, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    Chad am I the only one who listens to Girardi and believes what he says? He said they are leaning toward a pitcher. They need some backup for the bullpen in the immediate. They can always send the person down and call up someone for the OF if they need him.

    Girardi sad Gardner had CF and Winn and Thames would be playing left. Doesn’t sound like rocket science to me. He has two players to take over LF and he is down a person in the pen. Would you be bringing up an outfielder rather than a pitcher?

    I guess as the song says, a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest.

    Until otherwise notified, I will continue to go with the expectation that a pitcher will be coming up from AAA, at least in the short run!

  7. CRAWDADDY (Boycott ESPN-NY) May 1st, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    Russo is another possiblity.

  8. CRAWDADDY (Boycott ESPN-NY) May 1st, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    Has Russo play any OF this season?

  9. Chad Jennings May 1st, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    Sure, they could call up a pitcher for the short term, but I don’t think they’re going to go with a short bench for long. Maybe a pitcher gets the call for a few days just to help the bullpen, but ultimately I think a position player will come up.

  10. Doreen - GTLU Standings, Updates, Calendar & Rules May 1st, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    You know, stranger things have happened, but perhaps they should play Winn. He’s always been an everyday player. He really hasn’t had many at-bats this season – it’s possible that playing regularly could get him going and he is not a defensive liability (the other night’s play notwithstanding).

    Bring up a pitcher to pick up the slack there and give Winn an opportunity first. Then see where they’re at.

  11. CRAWDADDY (Boycott ESPN-NY) May 1st, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    I just checked, Russo only has played the infield this season so it probably won’t be him.

  12. tampayank May 1st, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    I’m going w Ice Box

  13. whatever May 1st, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    This team stinks and Cashman should be fired immediately…

    Austin Jackson is leading in the American League in hits, is a better fielder.. and just as fast as Granderson WHO CANT HIT.

    And Phil Coke is amazing.

    That is All.

  14. ITC 99 May 1st, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    Winn is cooked – he has no bat speed anymore and looks very frail.

    Russo would be a much better option. Great fielder and a professional gap hitter.

  15. Doreen - GTLU Standings, Updates, Calendar & Rules May 1st, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    Trisha -

    They could play Winn and Thames, callup a pitcher for a couple of days, and then send the pitcher down for bench depth, with Winn & Thames still getting the lion’s share. That would fulfill what Girardi said.

  16. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 1st, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    Doreen, that’s what I’m thinking. Let’s see what Winn can do playing everyday. If he can’t hack it (so to speak), then make a change. I like Thames a lot, but he should not be in the OF.

  17. CB May 1st, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    “Eduardo Nunez has been the best hitter down there — and he’s on the 40-man — but a shortstop ”

    GB7 brought this up in a prior thread but at some point the yankees need to think about moving some player in the minors from the infield to the outfield.

    They have the best infield in baseball. They do have some age on the left side obviously but they also have guys like Pena to back up there as well as 2b. They have NJ and Miranda for first.

    They have very little depth in the OF.

    I don’t know if Nunez can play SS in the majors. He is not a good defender. So if he can’t, it might be a thought to move him to LF.

  18. Michelle May 1st, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    Maybe they will bring up a pitcher for 2 days or so and then send him down and bring back an outfielder. I guess it depends who is available out of the bullpen tomorrow and if they think Thames/Winn can handle LF. Buerhle is pitching tomorrow so Thames should be the DH again and I guess Winn in LF.

  19. Doreen - GTLU Standings, Updates, Calendar & Rules May 1st, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    Winn hasn’t enough playing time to make a definitely statement about whether or not he’s “cooked.” He’s a full-time player getting used to a role as a very part-time player. It’s not always an easy transition.

  20. 7789 May 1st, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    Russo had a good spring I dont know why he doesn’t play the outfield in scranton. Yanks can make him into a Jerry Hairston type of player.

  21. whatever May 1st, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    Cashman is su ch a mor on, will all the resources the yankees provide him the best he can do as a 4th outfielder is randy winn and golson? ?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

  22. Doreen - GTLU Standings, Updates, Calendar & Rules May 1st, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    A definitive statement, that should read.

  23. Anon May 1st, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    I hope he’ll do the “down the stretch they come”

  24. CRAWDADDY (Boycott ESPN-NY) May 1st, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    CB,

    I know what you’re saying and I agree with the Nunez point to a certain degree, but I wonder if the Yankees aren’t willing to do that because it would degrade his trade value? I don’t know, but it’s certainly a possiblity.

  25. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! May 1st, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    “Maybe a pitcher gets the call for a few days just to help the bullpen, but ultimately I think a position player will come up.”

    That certainly makes more sense to me than thinking they’re going to ignore the pen to bring up a position player immediately when the need is in the pen.

    “You know, stranger things have happened, but perhaps they should play Winn. He?s always been an everyday player. He really hasn?t had many at-bats this season ? it?s possible that playing regularly could get him going and he is not a defensive liability (the other night?s play notwithstanding).

    Bring up a pitcher to pick up the slack there and give Winn an opportunity first. Then see where they?re at.”

    Doreen, that makes the most sense to me of all. And I bet it is exactly what is going to happen. They call up a pitcher and start to see what Winn has to offer, rotating him with Thames when it makes sense, etc. How many times have we seen players who get more frequent playing time start to pull it altogether? Remember Giambi. He felt he played his best games when he was playing at first regularly and not just being pulled in to DH. It makes total sense!

  26. LGY May 1st, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    I agree with Doreen. I think you have to give Winn at least a chance to play here. If not, wth was the point of signing him? There were much cheaper alternatives in house for solely a defensive replacement.

    Anyway, given the alternatives I am willing to sacrifice Thames D in the OF given how hot he is with the bat. You have Winn for D late in the game and he can start against RH until he proves he is indeed cooked at the plate. It is not like anyone expects Golson to come up here and light the world on fire.

    I think DH is a bigger concern than LF at this point to be honest. NJ looks lost the plate and Girardi is pretty clearly has no confidence in him right now. On the other hand he seems very confident in Thames b/c he left him in to face 2 RHP this game.

    That’s why I am going to Miranda to come up and pick up the slack at DH until NJ starts hitting with Thames/Winn in LF.

  27. Doreen - GTLU Standings, Updates, Calendar & Rules May 1st, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    Betsy –

    Right. Thames is more of a liability defensively, so he should Dh or whatever. But I say, see what Winn can do.

  28. whatever May 1st, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    I AM NOT WASTING ANYMORE MONEY ON THIS TEAM UNTIL CASHMAN GETS FIRED. HE MADE ABOUt 6 or & HORRIFIC DECISIONS>

  29. CRAWDADDY (Boycott ESPN-NY) May 1st, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    If they call up a pitcher let it be Melancon and not Albe again. I can’t stand his body language on the mound when he’s in trouble which has been often as a Yankee.

  30. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! May 1st, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    Betsy, I’m with you and Doreen. Give Winn the opportunity to show what he has. If he starts to pull it together – and of course I’m guessing he will – then who’s better than us! (meaning the Yankees). But we need to give him a chance to show if he can still be an everyday player.

    I bet he rises to the occasion!

    I have to go out to a play :( but am counting on you guys to send bad vibes to the Sux for me. Talk to you later.

    GO ORIOLES!!!

    GO KC!!!

    GO NATS!!!

    :)

  31. Anon May 1st, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    And he didn’t do the “down the stretch they come” thingy.

    What a disappointment. Just ruined the whole experience.

  32. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 1st, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    I’m not interested in seeing Thames in the OF at all. He’s butchered some balls out there early/mid-games and it’s cost the team; just replacing him late in games isn’t good enough as it could still be too late.

  33. the gay Yankee fan May 1st, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    “This team stinks and Cashman should be fired immediately…

    Austin Jackson is leading in the American League in hits, is a better fielder.. and just as fast as Granderson WHO CANT HIT.

    And Phil Coke is amazing.

    That is All.”

    The Yankees like most of their fans here, do not trust their young players (unless they are extremely highly touted e.g. like Joba or Hughes or Montero). While they knew Austin Jackson had all the tools in the world, they needed someone that was proven and thus Granderson.

    We can talk about it until we’re all blue in the face but that is not something that’s going to change. Even after this, they will not learn their lesson and come next off season they again will ship off another prospect for another proven big name player.

    That’s just how it is. Unfortunately.

  34. JRod May 1st, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    If this was 2009 people would start clamoring for Shelley Duncan

  35. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! May 1st, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    “I AM NOT WASTING ANYMORE MONEY ON THIS TEAM UNTIL CASHMAN GETS FIRED. HE MADE ABOUt 6 or & HORRIFIC DECISIONS>”

    :lol:

    Does that mean if he made 6 good decisions the Yankees would be 23-0?

    I’ll take 15-8 every day of the week.

    Later y’all

  36. Joe from Long Island May 1st, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    I think they do wind up giving Winn more playing time. He has been a very productive player, and if they could wait on Marcus Thames to start hitting, they can wait a bit on Randy Winn.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if they do call up a pitcher for a couple – three days, to help out the pen. Remember, Ramiro Pena did play OF for Scranton the second half of last year. I saw him when we had the LoHud outing, and he charged the ball nicely, and made a couple of nice throws; so it wouldn’t be like there was no backup OF if they did call a pitcher for a little bit.

    Longer term, I bet it’s Greg Gholson.

    Time for Tex, Alex Swish to step up and play to their abilities.

  37. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 1st, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    OH please, the Yankees don’t need to learn their lesson. If you want to think AJax is the bee’s knees off of 1 month and Granderson stinks, that’s your business………..but you just sound foolish.

  38. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! May 1st, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    Betsy, Thames is probably the safest bet in LF when you have a ground ball pitcher throwing for the Yankees.

  39. CB May 1st, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    Craw-

    I agree that they are probably keeping many of these players – especially Nunez at their infield positions to enhance trade value.

    That very well might be the best route. But there is a real imbalance between the infield and outfield at multiple levels.

    And much of Nunez trade value depends on whether other teams scout him and see him as a SS. If they don’t it doesn’t help much.

  40. CRAWDADDY (Boycott ESPN-NY) May 1st, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    Just ignore the stupidity as it only encourages them to continue with it.

  41. Doreen - GTLU Standings, Updates, Calendar & Rules May 1st, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    Anyone know the extent of Colin Curtis’ injuries at SWB?

  42. CRAWDADDY (Boycott ESPN-NY) May 1st, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    CB,

    I hear ya!

  43. the gay Yankee fan May 1st, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    I mentioned this in the previous thread but I’ll say it here again. They should trade for Melky. The Braves are probably disenchanted with him right now and will probably pay us to take him back.

    Cashman, make a phone call to Atlanta.

  44. Giuseppe Franco May 1st, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    Here’s hoping the morons who don’t want to waste anymore money on this team will also stop wasting time on this board.

  45. CRAWDADDY (Boycott ESPN-NY) May 1st, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    Curtis has a high ankle sprain.

  46. Bill May 1st, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    I just don’t like losing a series to the last place Chicago White Sox at home.

    They are not a good baseball team. They should not be walking into NYS and getting late inning rallies – WE should be the one doing the rallying.

    Certainly disappointing that we can’t sustain a winning streak.

  47. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 1st, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    Craw, I usually do – no more for tonight, I promise.

  48. Tim May 1st, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    gay,

    That really isn’t a terrible idea. Maybe they’ll take Albaladejo or someone

  49. the gay Yankee fan May 1st, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    “If you want to think AJax is the bee’s knees off of 1 month and Granderson stinks, that’s your business”

    Um, that’s because that is all we can go on right now. So are we not suppose to use the numbers we have so far and only talk at the end of the season.

    And by the way, what excuses will you use if at the end of the season, everything right now still holds up?

    It’s just one season? We need to see more?

  50. teddy May 1st, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    yanks haven’t lost a series to chi.

    mark going to get beatdown.

    hughes will do great

    yanks win 11 to 2 tommorrow

    whose said curtis high ankle sprain and whose your source

  51. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 1st, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    That doesn’t sound good; he’ll be out for a few weeks, I guess.

    This is why I don’t understand why Cash didn’t draft any OFers when he first took over. He drafted a ton of catchers and pitchers, but still – an OF or two would have been nice

  52. Michelle May 1st, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    “The top relievers in Scranton have been Jonathan Albaladejo, Royce Ring and Mark Melancon.”
    ——————–

    Ring will not be called up. They don’t need 3 lefties in the bullpen. Melancon is basically the only option. But they probably don’t think he is ready and Alba is not a major league pitcher. Not a lot of options.

  53. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter May 1st, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    ARGH!!!!

    Talk about a major red herring for GTLU-

    We are on for tomorrow right Doreen?

  54. Doreen - GTLU Standings, Updates, Calendar & Rules May 1st, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    Thank you Crawdaddy.

    So, it’s a fairly long-term injury then. :( I bet he’s banging his head against a wall somewhere right now. :?

  55. Doreen - GTLU Standings, Updates, Calendar & Rules May 1st, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    Erica -

    Yes. GTLU tomorrow.

  56. Erin May 1st, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    Bill May 1st, 2010 at 6:43 pm
    I just don’t like losing a series to the last place Chicago White Sox at home.

    *************************
    Um….last time I checked there’s still one game left. Neither team has won the series yet.

  57. Giuseppe Franco May 1st, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    the gay Yankee fan May 1st, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    We can talk about it until we’re all blue in the face but that is not something that’s going to change. Even after this, they will not learn their lesson and come next off season they again will ship off another prospect for another proven big name player.

    ————-

    You obviously haven’t been paying too much attention to Cashman’s dealings the last few years.

    Here’s a guy who has been criticized by both the media and a huge number of fans because he had a vice grip on some of his better prospects.

    He wouldn’t deal Hughes in the Santana or Halladay talks. He wouldn’t deal Joba in the Teixeira talks back in 2007. He wouldn’t deal Montero in the Halladay talks.

    I liked Jackson too but Granderson is the real deal and the proven guy. Jackson’s numbers will come back down to earth – he doesn’t make enough contact yet. Kennedy is no longer pitching in the AL East. He’s pitching in the NL West – a world of difference.

    And please, leave Melky where he is. That ship has sailed.

  58. Doreen - GTLU Standings, Updates, Calendar & Rules May 1st, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    Bill,

    They didn’t lose the series. They have an excellent pitcher (the Yankees, that is) going tomorrow. You have to keep positive. Tomorrow has nothing to do with today.

    :)

  59. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 1st, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    GF, word is that he did offer Montero for Doc, but nonetheless your point is a good one.

  60. raymagnetic May 1st, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    Bad day to be a Yankees fan. Tomorrow should be a better one however.

    Sucks that my boy Grandy is injured, and those hamstrings can be tricky to heal as well. Hopefully he doesn’t try to rush back however.

    At least tomorrow is Hughes Day, something to look forward to. :)

  61. JMK aka The Overshare May 1st, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    Anyone is a better hitter than CG. He’s been brutal

  62. CR9 May 1st, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    Poor Colin Curtis. Would have had his opportunity to contribute.

  63. pat May 1st, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    My Kentucky Derby pick came in 3rd and I won $$$. Woo Hoo.

  64. CR9 May 1st, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    I wish we had just been blown out, and Grandy never even got on base to get hurt :(

    Grandy is so cute, it’s unbelievable. How can one man give off that much hotness?!

  65. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 1st, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    My father had the exacta…..

  66. igotid88 May 1st, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    i heard it’s supposed to rain tomorrow. Do you think it will affect the game?

  67. Y26 May 1st, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    Hughes will be fine. The question is, will the offense support him? Can the pen hold his lead unlike his last start?

    All questions that must be answered. Hughes is the least of our worries.

  68. CB May 1st, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    I followed Austin Jackson’s career with the yankees since he was drafted. I hope he does very well in the bigs.

    But the vast majority of these Jackson related comments have less to do with Jackson and more to do with “I told you so” schadenfreude.

    Where was all this buzz last year when Jackson was in AAA the second half of the year striking out all the time and his batting average falling.

    Where were all of this passion for Austin Jackson?

  69. Doreen - GTLU Standings, Updates, Calendar & Rules May 1st, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    Yay, pat!

  70. pat May 1st, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    “My father had the exacta…..”

    Then he won a lot more than I did.

  71. Ball 4 May 1st, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    JMK,

    Agree. Winn will more than replace Granderson who was hitting like .220 with no power and an inability to hit lefties.

    Winn is a strong fielder with a good contact rate and power of his own. Thames obviously owns lefties and will play vs. most of them. This platoon is fine.

  72. CR9 May 1st, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    Congrats, pat and Betsy!!

  73. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 1st, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    LOL it’s true. Anything to kill Cashman. Actually, do some of these “fans” even know who AJax was? All I heard on message boards was how the kid was merely a solid prospect, no superstar. Granderson was in a slump, something some fans haven’t seem to heard of, something that ALL players go through (yes, even HOFers).

  74. Fran (the original) and OPPC member May 1st, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    Talk about a major red herring for GTLU
    ***************
    Erica,

    I thought the same thing ;)

    But that is too bad about Granderson. Hope he’s not out too long.

  75. Gil L May 1st, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    for all who worry about the bullpen:

    let’s remember last year – edwar & veras imploding daily, mo blowing a save against the sox on a j. bay 2 run shot… bullpens are always work in progress. it’s practically guaranteed that the guys on the opening day roster will not necessarily be there in october.
    the pen will be adjusted until it’s ready and set.
    relievers are a volatile group – it’s the least of our worries.

  76. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 1st, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    Pat, lol, but you still won something so congrats!!

    Oops, I meant to continue……..

    Anyway, Grandy was in a slump and that means he’s a bad player. Hot player definitely equates to greatness until he cools off, then he sucks (like Cano apparently did today per some folks)

  77. the gay Yankee fan May 1st, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    Giuseppe Franco – I guess you’re one of those here that I was referring to. LOL.

    Actually, Cashman was ready and willing to trade for all those big name veterans but the other teams asked for one too many prospects.

    I don’t see how the Melky ship has sailed. It is in dock waiting for us to set sail all over again.

    Coming back could be what he needs and I’m sure the Yankee players will also get a lift when he comes back also. Win-win for everybody.

  78. IT 7 May 1st, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    Maybe Jackson is a better MLB player than minor league one. Plenty of examples of those.

  79. Giuseppe Franco May 1st, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    # CB May 1st, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    Where was all this buzz last year when Jackson was in AAA the second half of the year striking out all the time and his batting average falling.

    Where were all of this passion for Austin Jackson?

    ————-

    CB, I’m sorry, but Yankee fans are idiots.

    No, not all of them – but those who cannot for the life of them handle the daily 162 game grind of a typical baseball season.

    It’s ridiculous and embarrassing.

  80. antisocial scrooge May 1st, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    AJax isn’t going to keep the pace up. He’s K’ing in 1/3 of his AB’s. Plus, he has ridiculous BABIP (.530)

  81. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 1st, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    CR, thanks! LOL My father was rushing off to dinner plans, so he has no idea how much he won…either do I.

    The problem is, the Yankees can’t afford to slip too far behind the Rays (and the Sox are close behind). Right now, Javy is the biggest problem….

  82. m May 1st, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    I wish I could smack ‘whatever’ in person. No “I told you so’s”!!

  83. Doreen - GTLU Standings, Updates, Calendar & Rules May 1st, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    CB -

    So true.

    Austin started like a house afire at SWB last spring but really really fell off as the season moved forward.

    He still k’s too much.

    He is an excellent outfielder.

    I wish him well, absolutely, but Cashman made a no=brainer of a deal.

    Slumps are inevitable in baseball. I seriously don’t understand why people don’t seem to deal with them very well. If you follow baseball for any length of time, you come to terms with the fact that sometimes very great players are going to look stupid from time to time.

    I also learned quickly that if you love a team you love them through thick and thin, and while you might be disappointed after a loss, you wake up the next day, turn the game on and hope for a win. With these Yankees, it’s a more than reasonable hope.

  84. Carl C. May 1st, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    Why not? Melky is hitting right around the same as Granderson anyway.

    Granderson has been a major disappointment. we all said he would hit 40 HRs playing in our stadium and he has a measly 2, both coming in the first series of the year. He still can’t hit lefties even after K.Long worked with him.

    Give me A-Jax anyday. A-Jax is going to hit .320 with no L/R platoon split and will steal plenty of bases and hit a ton of doubles.

  85. m May 1st, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    Davies had an early 2-0 lead in Tampa, but got into a bit of trouble. Only gave up 1 run.

    A KC win would lessen the sting of today’s loss. :)

  86. Doreen - GTLU Standings, Updates, Calendar & Rules May 1st, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    One month into the season and people complain. sheesh.

  87. m May 1st, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    Doreen,

    maybe they’re the kind that pay quarterly taxes. spread the misery over the season.

  88. Giuseppe Franco May 1st, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    # IT 7 May 1st, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    Maybe Jackson is a better MLB player than minor league one. Plenty of examples of those.

    ————-

    There are plenty of examples of rookies coming on like gangbusters to start their careers and then coming WAY back down to earth once the league starts adjusting to them.

    Hey, I want Jackson to succeed as well. He seems like a great kid.

    But let’s not start this “Jackson is better than Granderson” stuff after just 20+ games. Granderson has been put through the grind of a major league baseball season before. Jackson hasn’t.

  89. raymagnetic May 1st, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    Just saw the HR Heyward hit today. That was a monster shot opposite field and his swing was nice and easy.

    Only 6 years til he’s in pinstripes. :P

  90. Doreen - GTLU Standings, Updates, Calendar & Rules May 1st, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    m -

    :?

  91. Brian May 1st, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    As a lifelong Yankee fan I have to say this: If the Yankees are going to prove that they have some legitimacy as a true major league team with a real player development program that leads to a spot on its 25-man roster, and not just a team that buys or trades for somebody else’s stars, players like Austin Jackson have to be able to make the team and not be dumped off on teams like the Tigers, while the Yankees pick up their star (and his salary).
    Doesn’t everyone feel just a bit more enthusiasm when they see Brett Gardner or Franco Cervelli win a game, rather than the players who were signed as free agents?
    For several years, Austin Jackson was hyped by the team as their future star. As a result, many Yankee fans, like me, closely followed him as he progressed. Even Reggie was involved in the hype operation.
    I’m sure Chad can confirm that his blog in Scranton had not a just a few followers from the NY area because of the hype on Jackson, and maybe the continued hope that Shelley Duncan would work out.
    Having seen this, I believe that MLB ought to consider measures that might tend to discourage actions like the Granderson-Jackson plus trade.
    If it weren’t for Granderson’s relatively poor start, I’d bet that the majority of you would be embarrassed by the Yankees record before last weekend.
    In other words, don’t blame Cashman, don’t get angry at Javy or Granderson, blame it on a system that has now evolved into something that is simply borish, unless you think that the Yankees just deserve to win because they have the money.

  92. Chuck58 May 1st, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    Measures that might tend to discourage trades?
    You’re serious about that, right?
    Just when I thought I’d heard everything….

  93. Brian May 2nd, 2010 at 12:07 am

    Yup. Not to prohibit trades, just APPROPRIATE disincentives, as already exist in the ratings and draft choice sacrifices for free agent signings. Austin Jackson was heavily promoted by the Yankees and they didn’t deliver, trading him for a veteran.
    (Why is it that some New Yorkers (of which I still proudly consider myself one) insist on saying things like “That’s the blankety blank blank I’ve ever heard in my life,” or “just when I’ve heard everything” ?)
    The Yankees of yore were great, in part, because they were mainly home developed (grown, if you like) players.
    You can pick as many arguments as you like but, as a Yankees fan, are you happier with the career achievements while with the team of Catfish Hunter or those of Ron Guidry; with Arod or with Derek Jeter?

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