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Cashman: “The DL is not something that’s being considered”

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on May 06, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

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As it stands, the Yankees are hopeful that anti-inflammatories – and possibly some extra rest – will get Andy Pettitte through the mild stiffness around his pitching elbow. Unless the situation deteriorates or the problem refuses to go away, the disabled list does not seem likely.

“Right now the DL is not something that’s being considered,” general manager Brian Cashman said this afternoon.

Pettitte left last night’s game after 77 pitches and went for an MRI that showed only mild inflammation.

“The MRI came back negative other than some inflammation,” Cashman said. “And they’re going to address that conservatively with some anti-inflammatories. Hopefully that nips that in the bud.”

Cashman said no decision has been made about Pettitte’s next start, and a decision won’t be made until Cashman meets with Joe Girardi and Dave Eiland tomorrow. Cashman has his preference, but said he wants to hear from his manager, coaches and medical staff.

“We’ll gather all the troops tomorrow and we’ll make a decision on his next start,” Cashman said. “I’m inclined personally to have him skip his next start.”

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153 Responses to “Cashman: “The DL is not something that’s being considered””

  1. becca May 6th, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    Feel better Andy. :(

  2. m May 6th, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    Get well, Andy. Soon!

  3. Doreen - Photographs from RiverDogs Game May 6th, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    There really is no harm in having Andy skip a start. Better safe than sorry. I would be very surprised, given what Girardi’s been saying about extra rest, etc., that he’s not on the same page as Cashman.

  4. Erin May 6th, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    I think Andy will be fine. I do think they’ll skip his start on Tuesday though-much better to be safe than sorry.

  5. Rich in NJ May 6th, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    All things considered, it sounds pretty good.

  6. CR9 May 6th, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    Sounds good! Gotta keep the faith!

    Get well, Andy!

  7. Erin May 6th, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    Rich in NJ May 6th, 2010 at 4:25 pm
    All things considered, it sounds pretty good.

    ********************
    My thoughts exactly. :)

  8. LGY May 6th, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    Wow, Dallas Braden really is an immature punk. I would definitely not mind tasering him and saying this is how we do it in the 212.

    http://mlb.fanhouse.com/2010/0.....uez/#cntnt

  9. sierchio May 6th, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    SO now what’s up with Javy’s start?

  10. Ninja Burglar May 6th, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    So i guess that instead of Vazquez getting skipped, it’ll be Pettite?

  11. tk May 6th, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    “There really is no harm in having Andy skip a start. Better safe than sorry.”

    I would agree with that. Correct me if I’m wrong, but Pettitte’s next start was going to be Tuesday, meaning that skipping him only once would line him up to pitch again on Sunday (16th). By doing this, Andy would have 10 days off in between yesterday’s start and the 16th. I think that would be a very sensible preventative measure, especially given the stated concerns about his workload from last season.

  12. tex's friend May 6th, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    javy will still start monday… nothing has to change with javy. he was going before andy.

  13. Erin May 6th, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    sierchio May 6th, 2010 at 4:31 pm
    SO now what’s up with Javy’s start?

    ***********************
    He’s still going on Monday

  14. alejandro sierra May 6th, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    i hope andy dosnt have to go to the DL hes the man…but better to be safe than sorry we got hughes cc and aj so we should be good if he does go on the DL..AND OUR BATS ARE ON FUEGO

  15. Uncle Ellsworth May 6th, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    Really Dallas braden? Really.

  16. I Like Inge May 6th, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    Does Dallas Braden know A-Rods has got him by at least 25 LBs and a few inches. The guy is a tank. He better have MMA moves if he wants to go head to head with Alex.

    I hope this guy pitches in NY when they play the Yankees in a few months.

  17. SJ44 May 6th, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    His 15 minutes of fame are on the clock.

    It will be interesting if this punk can live up to running his mouth as much as he is.

    He will have his chance in a few months. Let’s see if he has the guts to take his shot.

  18. CRAWDADDY (Boycott ESPN-NY) May 6th, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    Again, I predict Pettitte’s next start on May 15 or May 19th so that he’s lined up to skip the Mets series in order to not swing a bat until sometime next month when they have their other inter-league games.

  19. Erin May 6th, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    I Like Inge May 6th, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    I hope this guy pitches in NY when they play the Yankees in a few months.

    *************************
    Should be interesting. ;)

  20. LGY May 6th, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    [BTW at risk of sounding like the biggest loser in the world, I would never actually say, this is how we do it in the 212]

  21. SJ44 May 6th, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    That makes sense Craw.

    If you recall, Andy tore the flexor tendon in Houston after a check swing.

    Good call on them looking to avoid him swinging a bat anytime soon.

  22. CRAWDADDY (Boycott ESPN-NY) May 6th, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    Braden running off with the mouth will only lead to the Yankees and Arod’s benefit.

  23. teddy gbu May 6th, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    if braden looking for a fight, the yanks will make him pay.

    he a bitter jealous loser

  24. Phil Columbus May 6th, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    Hopefully someone in the A’s clubhouse tells this kid to keep his mouth shut. Sorta of an unwritten rule. “Don’t be a punk”

  25. raymagnetic May 6th, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    lmao @Dallas Braedon. He’s pretty funny, yeah he is.

    That’s his word, they dont talk in the 209, they throw the hands. He shoulda slapped A-rod for fronting on his crew. :lol:

  26. tk May 6th, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    “Wow, Dallas Braden really is an immature punk. I would definitely not mind tasering him and saying this is how we do it in the 212.”

    IETC. It’s absurd that A-Rod simply jogs across the field and becomes the subject of so much ridicule (yet again). Braden’s incessant interviews have prevented this contrived controversy from fading away. Today I saw a link on Yahoo’s main page about this. Earlier in the week I read an ESPN article with Palmer, Blyleven, and Gossage where Blyleven insulted A-Rod and said he is a good liar. Previously, I heard Jayson Stark use this as an opportunity to again insult A-Rod for the ‘ha’ heard ’round the world and what he termed as a ‘karate chop’ on Bronson Arroyo’s glove. Crossing the mound was pretty innocuous, yelling ‘ha’ and slapping the pitcher’s glove were attempts by A-Rod to help his team…and despite his widely-publicized shortcomings, A-Rod tries as much as anyone to help his team win everyday. That is what really matters, this other stuff is just noise from people who want to tear down a great player.

  27. GreenBeret7 May 6th, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    Pettitte’s not going to like missing a chance at bat. He knows that he’s really a “hittah in pitchah’s clothing.”

  28. Dano May 6th, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    LGY – it sounded convincing to me, man!

  29. THE TRUTH May 6th, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    Play it conservative, skip the start regardless.

  30. Bronx Jeers May 6th, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    “Wow, Dallas Braden really is an immature punk. I would definitely not mind tasering him and saying this is how we do it in the 212.”

    ?????

    In 212 they’d just lawyer him till he has a nervous breakdown.

  31. CRAWDADDY (Boycott ESPN-NY) May 6th, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    The envy that Arod generates from others is amazing. We didn’t hear any of this stuff before the Texas contract.

  32. m May 6th, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    Pretty interesting article on the “unwritten rules”.

    The funny thing is that Chris Carpenter was all hoohoo the day before the A-rod/Braden thing. He got very upset that the catcher set up high and tight when he was at the plate. D-backs manager cracked up at that one.

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

  33. Wave Your Hat May 6th, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    Braden’s taking this cross the mound thing a little far, isn’t he?

    I mean, even if it is an unwritten rule, it has to be pretty far down the list of unwritten rules, isn’t it?

    I mean, what will Braden do if someone steals a base on him when the A’s are down by 10? Or if someone bunts on him when he’s pitching a no-hitter (ha-ha)?

    He has to keep in mind that unwritten rules will be broken and he needs to preserve some room to respond proportionately…

  34. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter May 6th, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    Dallas Braden just really likes seeing his name in print.

    I am not giving into this punk anymore.

    He will now be referred as “the one we do not speak of” or TOWDNSO.

    The great Erica has spoken :-)

  35. Al May 6th, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    Dallas Braden likes the cameras more than LT’s attorney.

  36. Mike_Boston May 6th, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    I love when these AL pitchers talk smack like this. It’s so gutless, just like Pedro back in the day would do (notice his talking ceased with the Mets). If you’re talking like this and you’re an NL pitcher, ok I can respect that and they will have their day when they have to face teams at the plate. Talking trash like this weeks after this “incident” just shows how obsessed he is with Arod and keeping his name out there. I wonder who would be on his overrated list???

  37. Patrick May 6th, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    Braden is so damn funny, does he really take himself this seriously?

    Uh uh, no you di’nt A-rod! Thats not how we do thangs in the 209 BABY. knuckle sandwich coming right up

    According to RAB, Braden grew up in a gated community. Ohhh so tough. He’s so hard man, i’m afraid

  38. m May 6th, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    This is the first I’ve even seen Cano & Pedroia written together in the ssme breath.

    Jackson said that Cano has surpassed Pedroia. The author asked 6 scouts what they thought. You’ll gag when you see that one gave Pedroia points for “all out effort”. That’s flat out embarrassing.

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

  39. BD (Boston Dave) May 6th, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    It’s alot easier to talk about ARod than the fact that this moron has given up 9 runs in his last 11 innings.

    I also don’t see why his constant talk and more importantly the threats shouldn’t warrant a suspension either.

    If NBA players or NFL players were running their mouths like this, David Stern or Roger Goodell would put an end to it quickly.

    MLB needs to stop this soap opera garbage and keep the focus on the actual games.

    Of course, hating the Yankees is good for business, and the other problem is that David Stern nor Roger Goodell are running MLB.

    It’s, gulp, Bud freakin Selig.

  40. Flash May 6th, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    Watching the Braden clip all i could think the whole time was awesome teeth. You have the money now, get braces or something. Your in the public eye you don’t need to have the same looking teeth of our founding fathers. There are dentists and orthodontists for a reason, maybe he should go visit them.

  41. Doreen - Photographs from RiverDogs Game May 6th, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    Off-Topic GTLU status:

    Tomorrow morning and possibly into the afternoon, I have to take care of some family business and I’ll be away from my computer. I can start and close the game, but I probably won’t be able to give results immediately upon the posting of the lineup. I don’t want to cancel the game, but it’ll kind of be on delay. I hope this is okay with everyone who plays GTLU. I will repost this status in the morning, and if there are any changes, I will let you all know.

  42. Dallas Braden May 6th, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    Walk across my mound? Here’s a taste of my knuckles punk! We roll hard in the 209, thas right

  43. Mike May 6th, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    BD,

    As he has done during his entire tenure, Selig is turning a blind eye to this because it benefits the league (publicity-wise).

    Will be funny to see his reaction if there is an all-out brawl with fists flying all over the place if Braden provokes the situation next time we play him. Oh wait, he will just suspend the Yankee players and let Braden off the hook – just like they suspended AJ after he retaliated for Padilla hitting TWO players.

  44. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter May 6th, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    Doreen-

    Don’t forget the cardinal GTLU mistake.

    Once people see you post “GTLU” they will start posting line ups. And once someone posts a line up, everyone will post a line up.

    And then you will feel completely powerless and like everyone is ignoring you :-(
    (Or maybe that was just me…………………………….)

  45. LGY May 6th, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    “I also don’t see why his constant talk and more importantly the threats shouldn’t warrant a suspension either.”

    I agree. I said the first time when he threatened there will be “retribution” he should be suspended.

    Like you said, this kind of nonsense does not fly in the other leagues. And in baseball, this guy is literally on the mound with what could very easily be a dangerous weapon.

  46. Giuseppe Franco May 6th, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    You would think Bob Geren or Braden’s teammates would tell him to knock off all the hardass talk, not only because he’s embarrassing himself and the team, but simply because his mouth is really starting to write checks his ass can’t cash.

    Okay there’s my “Dazed And Confused” quote for the day.

    I especially liked the line about giving enough rope for A-Rod to hang himself. Oh, the irony.

  47. raymagnetic May 6th, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    Flash, in the 209 they don’t take kindly to that sort of talk.

  48. BD (Boston Dave) May 6th, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    Mike,

    I had forgotten about that incident. That was pretty bad.

    At this point, MLB must know there will be fireworks when the two face each other next. If they suspend Braden for 1 game for running his mouth, he doesnt miss any starts and it at least sends a message.

    Braden has talked so much that he simply cannot not doing something. If they suspend him the 1 game and he still start trouble, they could then suspend him for a long time and it would be justified.

    Alas, that won’t happen. I wonder if they can bring in Shelley Duncan and Kyle Farnsworth on 1 game contracts for the next Braden game.

  49. Kevin C May 6th, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    Pettite should use Apple Cider Vinegar. Full of potassium a great anti-inflammatory.

  50. SJ44 May 6th, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    Don’t suspend him. Just have Joba or AJ drill the first hitter they face the next time they play Oakland and tell them if Braeden keeps talking their entire team is going to get hit for the rest of the series.

    His teammates will beat the daylights out of him before a Yankee gets to him.

  51. xyz May 6th, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    “We don’t do much talkin’ in the ’209′.”

    evidently, they also don’t believe in seeing the orthodontist in the 209, either.

    dude needs a new grill.

  52. m May 6th, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    Apple Cider Vinegar’s on the banned list. :P

  53. Nick in SF May 6th, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    Unfortunately for Dallas Braden, Yankee Stadium West is in the 510, not the 209. :mad:

  54. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter May 6th, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    Boston Dave-

    When do I concede defeat this week?

  55. BD (Boston Dave) May 6th, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    SJ44,

    that sounds great, but the last thing the Yanks need is a war with an inconsequential team that could lead to injuries.

    The Yanks have a bit more to lose than those “doormats” in Oakland.

  56. I Like Inge May 6th, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    There you go SJ. A nice 94mph heater to the back by AJ Burnett to Kurt Suzuki or the great Kevin Kouzmanoff would be a good lesson.

  57. BD (Boston Dave) May 6th, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    Erica,

    I do like my chances but don’t forget that a couple bad starts could get me negative points.

    Tough break with Damon if he misses any time, but Buchholz looks like he’ll make his start…

    though you better be rooting against him!

  58. Bronx Jeers May 6th, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    First off if your first name is “Dallas”, you’re practically destined to be a d-bag.

    Secondly if you refer to your hometown by its area code, you’re definitely a poser to the umpteenth degree.

    I hope he gets the opportunity to pitch in “718″

  59. m May 6th, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    Hey, hey. Nobody lays a hand on Suzuki.

  60. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter May 6th, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    Nick in SF-

    I discovered the other night that my Aunt and Uncle happened to also be in attendance in Oakland the night Phil Hughes was working on his no-hit bid. (They were wine tasting in Napa and went to the game)

    I am creditting them for bringing Phil luck along with you

  61. BD (Boston Dave) May 6th, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    “There you go SJ. A nice 94mph heater to the back by AJ Burnett to Kurt Suzuki or the great Kevin Kouzmanoff would be a good lesson.”

    —————-

    that’s the problem.

    The Yanks risk losing ARod, Tex, Posada, Cano….

    the A’s risk losing Kevin Kouzmanoff or Ryan Sweeney.

  62. xyz May 6th, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    also, I’m pretty certain A-Rod would kick his ass if it came to that.

  63. pat May 6th, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    m

    I believe George King is also the person who coined the phrase “American Idle” for Pavano as well. Guess he’s not a fan.

  64. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter May 6th, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    BD (Boston Dave) May 6th, 2010 at 5:38 pm
    Erica,

    I do like my chances but don?t forget that a couple bad starts could get me negative points.

    Tough break with Damon if he misses any time, but Buchholz looks like he?ll make his start?

    though you better be rooting against him!
    *************

    I am rooting for the Yankees to make a late inning bashing against the Boston bullpen.

    It looks like half my team decided to go to the infirmary this week. I am really hoping I get Posada back for the weekend. I kind of need my players to hit a little.

    And I ♥ Matt Garza

  65. Doreen - Photographs from RiverDogs Game May 6th, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    Erica -

    I am fully prepared to suffer the consequences tomorrow. :)

    It happened to me already, as you know, so I will post my message tomorrow accordingly. Not too early, and not too late. I figure as long as I expect the blizzard, I can deal with it. ;)

  66. m May 6th, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    pat,

    Don’t really care about what he says online, it’s the wild, wild internet after all.

    But do those phrases show up in the print editions? Not that the Post is the bastion of ethics in reporting.

    It’s just that those kinds of personal characterizations cross some sort of line for me.

  67. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter May 6th, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    Doreen – Photographs from RiverDogs Game May 6th, 2010 at 5:41 pm
    Erica -

    I am fully prepared to suffer the consequences tomorrow.

    It happened to me already, as you know, so I will post my message tomorrow accordingly. Not too early, and not too late. I figure as long as I expect the blizzard, I can deal with it.
    **************

    LOL. Good luck!

    Those were the days I would just shake my head and hope for the best.

    Meanwhile- Posada or Cervelli???????? I will ponder this all night

  68. Uncle Ellsworth May 6th, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    Did anyone see Pedey refer to his MVP season as a “laser show” ?
    discussed last night?

  69. I Like Inge May 6th, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    BD,

    Sometimes you have to fight. All these teams have a scrap a year. It’s irrational for sure, but sometimes you have to be tough and back it up with fighting. That’s how it goes with men in a competitive league.

    If this guy would ever hit A-Rod, you have to hit someone back and then if they want to take it to the next level, so be it.

    Sounds all macho, but always you have to protect your players, even when the opponent is just taking garbage.

  70. Nick in SF May 6th, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    Kurt Suzuki is exactly the one who should get plunked if Braden doesn’t quit yapping.

    Mommies, avert your eyes.

  71. Dallas Braden May 6th, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    Nick in SF, you best not be frontin on me like that homeboy. I brings the 209 wherever I go. When A-rod step on that mound he trespassin on the 209 and everyone knows how we deal with problems there. KNUCKLE UP BABY

  72. m May 6th, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    Went over to Pete’s site. Was thinking, “Wow! Pregame notes up already?”

    Then I realized the Sox play the Angels tonight. :?

  73. Nick in SF May 6th, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    Erica: in the event that I ever post photos from that game (the ones I took with my real camera, not my phone), feel free to let your relations know. That was a great night.

  74. CB May 6th, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    Next time yankee stadium west is in play, I expect action to be taken.

    Some loyal Lohud supporter needs to step up and tase Braden and then dump him in a human sized sourdough bread bowl.

  75. m May 6th, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    Sometimes you have to fight. But Braden Dallas talking trash is not a valid reason.

  76. m May 6th, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    Err, Dallas Braden.

  77. Bronx Jeers May 6th, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    Where is “209″ anyway?

    Please don’t tell me it’s in Orange County.

  78. xyz May 6th, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    “Don’t tase me, bro!”

  79. Patrick May 6th, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    Who is this Brandon Dallas joker?

  80. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter May 6th, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    Nick in SF May 6th, 2010 at 5:48 pm
    Erica: in the event that I ever post photos from that game (the ones I took with my real camera, not my phone), feel free to let your relations know. That was a great night.
    ***********

    It was a spur of the moment decision apparently.

    Before they left for their trip, they told my dad their itinerary and my father was outraged they didn’t plan to see the Yankees in Oakland.

    I am glad they got their priorities in order :-)

  81. Nick in SF May 6th, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    CB: that’s a great idea. And I’ll be there to photograph it when it happens!

    m: anything you say. :roll:

  82. ... May 6th, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    The Dallas gene must be noted and avoided

  83. xyz May 6th, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    209: Modesto, CA:

    http://www.whitepages.com/maps/CA

  84. BD (Boston Dave) May 6th, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    I Like Inge,

    I agree… but I also don’t think the players need to openly threaten each other like this over something so trivial.

    If MLB is going to allow this to fester in the media, they almost have no right to suspend the players when the inevitable occurs.

    MLB is in trouble if it lets the game be controlled by thugs and punks.

    And whether or not AJ plunks Ryan Sweeney in the back isn’t going to help much if ARod gets hurt and misses 3 months with broken ribs.

  85. 7*7 May 6th, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    He better hope this battle is in the 209

    If it was in the 212 or 718, he would need more than just his fists ;)

  86. Uncle Ellsworth May 6th, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    Dallas Winston = bad seed

  87. RayVT May 6th, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    GB & SJ
    Well one of the Yankees could use Tony Oliva’s bat (without an endcap) and lose it across the Mound when the 212 is pitching. It keeps punk pitchers in place!

  88. Jacob May 6th, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    So what are we retaliating for exactly? Why not leave it between Braden and A-Rod?

  89. My Parenthood May 6th, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    (iota) Pettitte will recover fully from this injury.

  90. I Like Inge May 6th, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    BD,

    I see what you are saying but if this guy throws inside or hits A-Rod, if they ever meet, then its time to scrap or at least drop somebody from the other team.

    Also I hope they meet up, not for a fight but so A-Rod can send a missle into the visiting bullpen at Yankee Stadium

  91. RayVT May 6th, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    209 instead of 212

  92. Nick in SF May 6th, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    I think Braden’s little corner of the 209 is in Stockton, from whence sprang the great indie band Pavement:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rj6QilYg5VA

  93. m May 6th, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    I’m sorry, I should’ve been clearer.

    I Like Inge,

    Sometimes you have to fight. But Braden Dallas (Dallas Braden) talking trash is not a valid reason.

  94. pat May 6th, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    m

    Yes. He does it in print as well.

    Usually I ignore it considering the source. He wrote something so unprofessional last week that I have added him to my Lupica-list.

  95. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter May 6th, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    Leaving work now!!!!!

    Bye for now Yankee people :-)

  96. z May 6th, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    As far as ‘unwritten rules’ go, I like Goose’s answer to how he responded to baserunners relaying signs to the hitter:

    “If we thought hitters were getting signs relayed signs from second base, we would call a breaking ball, and then I’d throw a fastball up and in. That stopped it right then. It was over. They were done.”

    Put the fear of God in them…

  97. Banks May 6th, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    Let A-Rod deal with this himself.

    If Braden plunks him, let him charge the mound and take him out. Youkallis did it against Porcello. Coco Crisp (I think?) did it against James Shields.

    That would send a stronger message than AJ drilling Milk Sweeney (which I’m not even sure our pitchers would get involved. They didn’t retaliate for Guthrie.).

  98. CB May 6th, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    Dallas Braden. Lo-fi pitching genius.

    Like Jack Z. A Malkmus protege.

  99. m May 6th, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    pat,

    Really?! Pavano needs to trademark those two names right away. Then see if Mr. Tough Guy uses it then. :P

    What could he have written that made you add him to your list (that I didn’t even realize you had)?

  100. hardwired May 6th, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    straight outta Stockton!

  101. tim May 6th, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    So how’s austin jackson doing these days? I haven’t check on him in several days.

    Is he hitting at least 400 now??

  102. tim May 6th, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    P.S.

    has he struck out even once in the last 10 games?

  103. m May 6th, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    tim,

    How about a bet. Go check. If Austin Jackson’s not hitting .400 you stay away until he is?

  104. m May 6th, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    And simple answer to you P.S. is yes.

  105. SportsGeek May 6th, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    [[ in light of the usual approach of leaving comments under the most recent posting ... ]]
    this is not about Andy, but it is about pitching…

    What’s the story with Robertson?
    1. Does he have some physical problem he’s not telling anyone about?
    2. Does he have some other problem which is affecting his performance? (he was so good in 2009 and 2008)

    Now the big questions…
    3. Was this the last time we’ll see Robertson for a while?
    4. Will he get sent to Scranton/WB?

  106. tim May 6th, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    Just an innocent question. I really don’t know.

    What’s up with the attitude?

  107. Erin May 6th, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    Uncle Ellsworth May 6th, 2010 at 5:54 pm
    Dallas Winston = bad seed

    ************************
    “He’s one of the worse seeds I’ve ever seen.”

  108. Nick in SF May 6th, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    Whoa, that’s a high hard one, m!

    You don’t think tim is from the Land of Integrity, huh?

    (and I am just teasing, no bean balls for me, please!)

  109. Erin May 6th, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    Edit: “worst”

  110. Jerkface May 6th, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    What’s the story with Robertson?
    1. Does he have some physical problem he’s not telling anyone about?
    2. Does he have some other problem which is affecting his performance? (he was so good in 2009 and 2008)

    Now the big questions…
    3. Was this the last time we’ll see Robertson for a while?
    4. Will he get sent to Scranton/WB?

    1. Probably not, he is throwing as hard as ever.
    2. He had a 5 ERA in 08. He is usually great for a while then goes into a little tailspin for a week or two.
    3. No
    4. Maybe

    Robertson will work it out. Its hard to have a slump in the beginning of the season because it makes you look like an bad player.

  111. m May 6th, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    tim,

    The attitude comes from the fact that people come here every day bemoaning the fact that Jackson’s doing so well and doing it for someone else.

    Someone who was just curious would say, “Just curious, how’s Jackson doing?” or would simply go to espn.com or mlb.com.

    I know that he had a strikeout in his last 10 games, because I saw an article on him and they pointed out that he really cut down on his strikeouts. I’ve also seen his game log and surprisingly, I had only seen 1 in the last however many games.

    If you’re not trolling about Jackson, then my sincere apologies. But those two posts were begging to be answered in such a manner.

  112. Jerkface May 6th, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    Break out the salt and voodoo charms, Peter Gammons just said Phil Hughes might be the most dominant pitcher throwing this weekend.

  113. Nick in SF May 6th, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    It has gotten downright belligerent in here.

    I’m going to take off ’til passions die down a bit — 33 minutes minimum.

    :ducks:

  114. xyz May 6th, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    “Tim” is obviously trolling.

    He has the wherewithal to find this site, but not espn.com or baseballreference.com or any of the myriad sites w/stats?

    doubtful.

  115. Jerkface May 6th, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    Hey guys i just want to check in, does anyone know how melky is doing? ?? is he atleast .400 ??

    oh .400 is his OPS?? :(

    am i doing this right?

  116. m May 6th, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    Nick,

    As long as you bring peach ice cream for everyone.

  117. Steve May 6th, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    Who is Dallas Braden kidding ? He couldn’t punch his way out of a brown paper Stop & Shop grocery bag.
    Too bad Shelley Duncan isn’t still a Yankee. He’d hit an easy ground ball out then stuff the resin bag down the back of Braden’s shirt on his way back to the dugout.

  118. pat May 6th, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    m

    I’ve had a one women boycott of Lupica for a long time. His Sunday columns have ruined many a breakfast in our house so I’ve chosen happiness instead of enlightenment. :wink:

    King started a game story with something so gratuitously more Page 6 than sports that I opted out.

  119. m May 6th, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    Opted out? Hmmm… So not interested in that particular Page 6 perspective.

  120. GreenBeret7 May 6th, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    Jesus!!! Is there no pride at all in being a quality troller, Timmy? What a pathetic effort.

  121. MTU (aka GBURL) May 6th, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    Sorry if this was mentioned earlier but I see that Doc Halladay won again today.

    He’s now 6-1.

  122. pat May 6th, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    m

    If I want to read Page 6, I know where to find it.

    Not a fan of children being mentioned in a gratuitous way in Page Six and cetainly not in the sports section.

  123. Joe K. May 6th, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    I can see this game being rough for Phil… Boston is by far the best offense he has faced this year.. not the weak hitting Os, WSox, or As. Angels, as we are learning now, are not a great offensive team either, not as good as last year.

    Now he is facing a patient lineup in a hitters park. Lots of good contract gap hitters like Jody McDonald, Bill Hall, Hermedia, etc. Usually those role players kill us. Hughes has his work cut out for him,. Beckett has pitched better as of late too, so I don’t expect us to get him that many runs…

  124. GreenBeret7 May 6th, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    MTU, he gave up 2 runs on 8 hits and 3 walks. He was lucky. All of the metrics and “Gee Whiz Numbers” say so.

  125. xyz May 6th, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    Imagine being Halladay, dealing w/the Yanks, Red Sox and Rays start after start and now facing the Astros, Marlins, Nats, et. al.

    It must be nirvana for him.

  126. SJ44 May 6th, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    That’s high comedy. Bill Hall, Hermida and Darnell McDonald are now threats? lol

    Trolling just ain’t what it used to be on here.

  127. MTU (aka GBURL) May 6th, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    GB-

    “he gave up 2 runs on 8 hits and 3 walks. He was lucky. All of the metrics and “Gee Whiz Numbers” say so.”

    25 game winner this year.

    That’s a number to pay attention to. ;)

  128. pat May 6th, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    There isn’t a smiley big enough for this one.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/blo.....nt=Twitter

  129. Psyluk May 6th, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    I hope Jeter walks across the mound the next time they’re in Oakland. That would make my entire year.

  130. Bronx Jeers May 6th, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    Holy Shnikes! Nick, you’re not going to believe who else called Stockton home for a short while in the early 70′s.

    Squeaky Fromme!

    Straight outta Stockton
    Squirrelly bugger named Dallas
    Bastard of Squeaky

  131. raymagnetic May 6th, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    Stockton and Longbeach together now you know you in trouble :(

  132. lulz May 6th, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    Look out Phil, Bill Hall’s coming to get ya!

    Better be super-careful with Jeremy Herm-eater!

  133. MTU (aka GBURL) May 6th, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    Pat-

    This is what Jeter needs not bubble wrap:

    http://majikthise.typepad.com/.....nvent.html

  134. m May 6th, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    pat,

    lol. I’m glad I read in spite of the Page 6 headline. :)

  135. xyz May 6th, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    There isn’t a smiley big enough for this one.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/blo…..nt=Twitter

    ———————————

    I admit it, I lol’d.

  136. pat May 6th, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    RAB googled Braden’s phone number and tweeted it last night in case someone wanted to give him a personal review of his latest video.

  137. pat May 6th, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    There could be a contest so a fan can “pop” him out for game time. :wink:

  138. David in Cal May 6th, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    The 1948 Braves had rotation of “Spahn and Sain and pray for rain”.

    The Yanks can now go with “Sabathia, Hughes and Burnett, and pray that it’s wet.”

  139. blake May 6th, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    MTU,

    I mentioned Doc earlier…surprising thing is the 3 walks…wild for Roy. He’s unbelievable..the NL should just submit already.

  140. MTU (aka GBURL) May 6th, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    Blake-

    What do you want ?

    he was pitching left-handed. :)

  141. NYY626 - Get Well Soon Andy! May 6th, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    this is very good news about pettitte :)

    And this Jeter/bubblewrap thing is hysterical. I cant wait to hear Jeter’s reaction and everyone else’s in the clubhouse.

  142. Pat M. May 6th, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    GB, How are you my old pal ????? Robin Roberts past away today……Great Phillies righthander……….I hope that Hughes pitches to the Boston line-up tomorrow rather than pitching to the park…….Kind of a the next step in his maturation curve in my opinion……

  143. Doreen - Photographs from RiverDogs Game May 6th, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    pat -

    Thanks to the link to the bubblewrap story!!!

    That is the BEST!

    Very, very cool.

    I hope it brings the captain a smile.

  144. Bronx Jeers May 6th, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    Nice pickup raymagnetic,

    Mixing haiku with gangsta rap was a risk but if one person caught it it was worth the time.

  145. NYY626 - Get Well Soon Andy! May 6th, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    Any chance some of the guys wrestle jeter down and actually put the bubblewrap on him? I’d LOVE to see that picture lol.

  146. blake May 6th, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    Pat M,
    Excellent point. If Phil just pitches his game and challenges the Sox as he has other teams he has faced then he should be just fine. Doesn’t need to change anything because its Fenway or the Sox.

  147. MTU (aka GBURL) May 6th, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    Pat M.-

    You went AWOL for a while.

    Glad you’re back. :)

  148. Doreen - Photographs from RiverDogs Game May 6th, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    I just noticed the box of bubblewrap is addressed to DJ at Fenway Park!

  149. GreenBeret7 May 6th, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    Pat M. May 6th, 2010 at 6:53 pm
    GB, How are you my old pal ????? Robin Roberts past away today……Great Phillies righthander……….I hope that Hughes pitches to the Boston line-up tomorrow rather than pitching to the park…….Kind of a the next step in his maturation curve in my opinion……

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

    Afternoon, Pat. hope all is well with you and the family. Your daily imput has been missed.

    Yes, sad about another childhood hero gone. It should make having Whitey Ford, Yogi, Moose Skowron, Booby Richardson and Tony Kubek all the more special. There just isn’t many left from the “good old days”. He was a truly great pitcher and a genuinely nice man. I never understood why the Yankees got rid of him in 1862. They had him for 2 months and he never got to throw a pitch. I never have found anything about injuries. He went from NYY to playing for Baltimore. He was very much deserving of the HOF. Not to get off on a tangent, but, his career mirrored both Jim Kaat and Tommy John, never who got a HOF sniff.

    roberts was a pleasure to watch pitch, though. When the fastball left, he became a real craftsman on the mound.

  150. GreenBeret7 May 6th, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    What a pity that Hughes didn’t draw a match-up with Matsuzaka. It’ll be interesting how Hughes goes about his business tomorrow. He should be fine because the Angels, White Sox and Orioles all had plenty of guys in the line-up that hurt bad pitches.

  151. D May 7th, 2010 at 5:37 am

    Cashman is a moron. Proof is in his offseason moves. Talk about someone fixing what ain’t broke. All he’s good at is throwing tons of money at known, proven quantities (Sabathia, Burnett, and Teixiera signings) and occasional good trades like Swisher make him look smart when he’s stupid when it comes to trades. Joba fell into his lap only cuz Tom Gordon didn’t want to set up for Mo after 2004. He .lucked out with Small and Chacon plus Brown and Womack getting hurt which opened the doors for Wang and Cano in 2005. Imagine if Brown and Womack were healthy all year. Wang and Cano would’ve been in the minors the whole time and gone by 2007.

    He should’ve made Mitre the fifth starter if he wanted Joba in the pen. Why not give $850K-making Mitre a shot at the fifth-starter job after the Yanks just won a World Series? Instead he trades a mid-twenties switch-hitting outfielder with a gun arm who could play all three OF positions competently and provide some pop (career-high 12 HR last year) in Cabrera for a guy who couldn’t hack it with the Yankees the first time around or really in the A.L. (Vasquez.) He throws in a young lefty reliever for this $11.5M barely a fifth starter and gets a lefty reliever in return who quite frankly, has not been impressive.

    He trades Austin Jackson for a $24+M through 2012 guy coming off his worst season (Granderson.) Did he ever wonder why Detroit was so quick to unload Granderson? And why trade for a guy who simply cannot hit lefties or post a higher OBP? Granderson is looking more like Rondell White and post-Yankees Soriano than 2009 Damon.

    He signs Johnson for the same money Matsui took from L.A., and I say same money because the Yanks will pay Johnson his $250K buyout to bring his pay up to Matsui’s $6M after he shows them he is not worth bringing back for 2011.

    He signs an old man (Park) to replace two young, promising, peanuts-making lefty relievers (Coke and Dunn.) He signs another old man (Winn) to replace Melky.

    I guarantee you Vasquez, Johnson, Park, and Winn will not be with the Yanks next year and Granderson will not be a Yankee at the end of 2011 or beginning of 2012 if he’s bad enough although the Yanks are probably stuck with him. You want to say Damon and Matsui wouldn’t be Yanks in 2011 either, well, at least the Yanks would have $14M freed up to sign new guys, not be stuck with what Granderson is making 2011-12.

    The only good move Cashman made in the offseason is signing Thames who was low-risk, high-return (veteran righthanded hitter with some pop who could play the outfield.)

    If Cashman had just left the team alone including re-signing Damon for the year and $8M he took from Detroit and Matsui for the year and $6M he took from L.A:

    Jeter SS
    Damon LF
    Teixiera 1B
    Rodriguez 3B
    Cano 2B
    Posada C
    Matsui DH
    Swisher RF/backup 1B
    Gardner CF

    2011: Carl Crawford LF, re-sign Damon or Matsui for DH, Posada/Cervelli C i.e. Cervelli starts at least a third of all games. If Gardner isn’t the lock for CF, let him and Melky battle for CF with someone else like Austin Jackson?

    Bench: Cervelli, Cabrera, Pena, Thames (an all-homegrown bench)

    Rotation: Sabathia/Burnett/Pettitte/Hughes/Mitre or someone else the Yanks could’ve signed or traded for

    Bullpen: Rivera/Chamberlain/Robertson/Marte/Coke/Dunn/Aceves (an all-homegrown bullpen)

    Kennedy and Jackson further develop in the minors. You want to sign Park and have Dunn further develop in the minors, too, fine.

    Yeah, that 25-man roster REALLY SUCKS MAN!!!

  152. D May 7th, 2010 at 5:48 am

    To all you people who think I’m writing this because of how well Damon, Matsui, and Jackson are playing for other teams, WRONG.

    My attitude from the getgo was just bring back everyone cuz the team just won it all and don’t fix what ain’t broke. If Damon or Matsui got hurt, you call up Austin Jackson or start Melky in LF and whoever is chosen has to play well enough to keep the job (Damon moves to DH if Matsui got hurt.) If Mitre falters as the fifth starter, replace him with Aceves or get a starter via trade, signing, or waiver wire. Simple as that.

  153. Frank from Pok Town May 7th, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    Go Branden: Dont back down from these Stupid Yankee Fans. Let them hit one of your guys and the first thing your team should do is put a Fastball at Derek Jeters Head and follow another Head Shot to that Jerk A-Rod…………………..

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