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Miranda has arrived

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on May 13, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Still waiting for a lineup and an official roster move, but Juan Miranda has finally arrived. Has a locker and everything.

By the way, it’s raining. A lot. I guess it could stop at some point, but right now I’d consider it more likely that the game won’t play than it will.

 
 

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62 Responses to “Miranda has arrived”

  1. ac1 May 13th, 2010 at 10:02 am

    arrived to a rainy detroit. how depressing. As if Detroit isnt depressing enough when it isnt raining.

  2. I am a Fat Walrus May 13th, 2010 at 10:06 am

    Fat Walrus fact of the day: Tyler Clippard leads all of Baseball in wins.

    Never thought that sentence would be typed, ever.

  3. ac1 May 13th, 2010 at 10:08 am

    Tyler Clippard leads all of Baseball in wins.

    Never thought that sentence would be typed, ever.

    ___

    4 of those wins came after he blew saves in the pen and the nats came back.

  4. z May 13th, 2010 at 10:09 am

    Miranda for Pena?

    (j/k)

  5. blake May 13th, 2010 at 10:10 am

    MTU,

    I think it would be acceptable to stay ahead of the game since the logistics of climbing are what they are….perhaps you should fly to Nepal and go all out them relax the rest of the season :)

  6. I am a Fat Walrus May 13th, 2010 at 10:10 am

    Wins are wins. Never said he was an all star.

  7. Macfan May 13th, 2010 at 10:10 am

    “By the way, it’s raining. A lot. I guess it could stop at some point, but right now I’d consider it more likely that the game won’t play than it will.”

    ++++++++++++++++

    Good in my book, Yanks get another day off during this stretch where they were suppose to play 17 Games in a row and our rotation can get back on turn with

    Sabathia tomorrow night
    Burnett
    Pettitte
    Hughes
    Vazquez

    and we no longer need Mitre to start on Sunday afternoon, Andy would instead

    Also the Red Sox will get the privelege of facing Verlander in Detroit to start that series.

    All wonderful things in my book.

    Rain, Rain, Rain.

  8. CRAWDADDY (Boycott ESPN-NY) May 13th, 2010 at 10:11 am

    GB7,

    The Yankees might not need a rainout, but they’re going to get one today.

  9. Macfan May 13th, 2010 at 10:12 am

    # I am a Fat Walrus May 13th, 2010 at 10:06 am

    Fat Walrus fact of the day: Tyler Clippard leads all of Baseball in wins.

    “Never thought that sentence would be typed, ever.
    # ac1 May 13th, 2010 at 10:08 am

    Tyler Clippard leads all of Baseball in wins.

    Never thought that sentence would be typed, ever.

    ___

    4 of those wins came after he blew saves in the pen and the nats came back.”

    +++++++++++++++++++++++

    He’s actually blown 5 saves, LOL, He didn’t even come into a tied game and earned those wins, he gave up the leads for most of them and the team managed to win the game still.

    Goes to show you the meaning of some stats.

  10. SJ44 May 13th, 2010 at 10:12 am

    I vote for a rainout! This team needs it and its gets their pitching back in order.

  11. teddy gbu May 13th, 2010 at 10:12 am

    i want a rainout for a few reasons

  12. MTU (aka GBURL) May 13th, 2010 at 10:14 am

    Repost:

    Betsy-

    OK. Consider it done. If I need an exception to the basic format I will try to let you know.

    My personal max. @ this time is around 12k so I hope I can cover Phil’s season wins. 9k times 500ft is 18 wins. If he goes higher than 18 I might be in trouble.

    The timing of celebrations might be problematic as it’s not so easy to
    find 8K mountains on a weekly basis. Maybe I can get a head start this weekend.

    Will GPS altitude readouts suffice as proof ?

  13. Erin May 13th, 2010 at 10:14 am

    BryanHoch Meanwhile, A.J. Burnett has hijacked the clubhouse with a Weird Al CD.

    :lol:

  14. I am a Fat Walrus May 13th, 2010 at 10:14 am

    According to the forecast, there’s no chance they get this game in. There’s one break between 3 and 4 pm. That’s about it.

  15. MTU (aka GBURL) May 13th, 2010 at 10:15 am

    SJ-

    thirded. A rainout please. :)

  16. HenryfromDC May 13th, 2010 at 10:15 am

    ac1 – “Tyler Clippard leads all of Baseball in wins. ”

    I noticed that last night also and my first reaction was “crap, another ex-Yankee minor leaguer doing well”, until I looked deeper and realized

    1. he’s a reliever now
    2. so many blown saves. If you ask me, if you blow a save, you should not be allowed to be the winner.

  17. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) May 13th, 2010 at 10:16 am

    I think the Yanks do need a rainout…… I hate to give up precious off days, but maybe they can wait until the end of the season to see if it needs to be played. In any case, the players are all banged up and it would allow Joe to realign the staff as he sees fit (barring any more rain outs).

  18. Macfan May 13th, 2010 at 10:16 am

    “# CRAWDADDY (Boycott ESPN-NY) May 13th, 2010 at 10:11 am

    GB7,

    The Yankees might not need a rainout, but they’re going to get one today.

    # SJ44 May 13th, 2010 at 10:12 am

    I vote for a rainout! This team needs it and its gets their pitching back in order.”

    +++++++++++++++++++

    One of the few times I acutally don’t mind a rainout, Boston can have Verlander, while we save CC for the first game against Minnesota at the Stadium, get the rotation back in order

    Also this is the stretch the Yankees were supposed to play 17 straight days in a row.

  19. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) May 13th, 2010 at 10:17 am

    AJ – he’s probably just extra hyper because he hasn’t been able to throw a pie yet!

  20. kur May 13th, 2010 at 10:18 am

    Accuscore has no confidence in CC today, WHO HAS A BETTER RECORD! than Verlander!

    They were 100% yesterday with a split win for both teams. Surely the Ace has seen the starter # 5 get the his 5th win and is motivated to bring it today!.

  21. tk May 13th, 2010 at 10:18 am

    “22-11 with all the injuries and issues this team has had, plus all the road games is pretty good. it is clear right now that the yanks and rays are the two best teams in all of baseball. Of course, the rays have stayed injury free so far though, where the yankees have maintained with many injuries.”

    I’m not sure which is more impressive, the way these two teams have separated themselves from everyone else or the fact that the Yankees have weathered numerous injuries/slumps to stick right with the Rays. Looking at the standings, I noticed the Rays have also been on the road a lot–not as much as the Yankees, but still among the tops in baseball. Despite this, NYY and TB have run differentials of +72 and +85–no other team is even at +50 yet. It is also striking that Boston has had a favorable schedule and still sits in 4th place (with a negative run differential). Boston has already played 23 home games, compared to 12 for the Yankees, and has allowed more runs than anyone in the AL except for the Angels. I knew the Angels were really struggling, but I hadn’t realized their run differential is virtually the same as KC and BAL (LAA -51, KC -52, BAL -53)

  22. I am a Fat Walrus May 13th, 2010 at 10:19 am

    Clippard actually was doing really well up until a week ago.

  23. Walt May 13th, 2010 at 10:20 am

    22 games have been on the road so far, 12 at home

  24. Walt May 13th, 2010 at 10:20 am

    22 games have been on the road so far, 12 at home

  25. Macfan May 13th, 2010 at 10:20 am

    “I think the Yanks do need a rainout…… I hate to give up precious off days, but maybe they can wait until the end of the season to see if it needs to be played. In any case, the players are all banged up and it would allow Joe to realign the staff as he sees fit (barring any more rain outs).”

    ++++++++++++++++++

    Exactly the sentiments in my book. Get back home and refresh themselves after all these nagging minor injuries built up.

    Plus guys like Jeter look like they need a day.

  26. Jhn May 13th, 2010 at 10:22 am

    Right in Phil Hughes for All Star Game

  27. Walt May 13th, 2010 at 10:22 am

    22 scheduled away games to date.

  28. michael May 13th, 2010 at 10:23 am

    The Yankees have arrived. Did you see that embrace between Jay-Z and A-Rod? What man rubs up and down a man’s back the way Jay-Z did A-Rod? Those two are too close for comfort. Someone please check this relationship out.

  29. Jerkface May 13th, 2010 at 10:23 am

    Clippard had a .79 ERA until a week ago, but he still had a 53% inherited runners scoring percentage.

  30. Macfan May 13th, 2010 at 10:23 am

    “# Jhn May 13th, 2010 at 10:22 am

    Right in Phil Hughes for All Star Game”

    +++++++++++++

    Fully agree

  31. GreenBeret7 May 13th, 2010 at 10:24 am

    No relief pitcher that gives up 12 of 20 inherited runners is doing well. Clippard may be getting the wins, but, it’s not exactly making the starters happy when he blows 3 run leads.

  32. SJ44 May 13th, 2010 at 10:25 am

    What you don’t want to see is a start and stop game. You don’t want to sit through a long rain delay, blow Sabathia for the weekend, and have to use the bullpen too much because of the weather delays.

    I’d rather they call it than go through that today.

  33. blake May 13th, 2010 at 10:26 am

    “sometimes you win, sometimes you lose…sometimes…it rains, think about that for awhile”

  34. Patrick May 13th, 2010 at 10:28 am

    Clippard’s season is a great example of why pitcher wins/losses are meaningless.

  35. CRAWDADDY (Boycott ESPN-NY) May 13th, 2010 at 10:29 am

    “What you don’t want to see is a start and stop game. You don’t want to sit through a long rain delay, blow Sabathia for the weekend, and have to use the bullpen too much because of the weather delays.

    I’d rather they call it than go through that today.”

    Which you will have here in Michigan today. Let’s remember that CC and Verlander are two of the best pitchers in baseball. I really don’t see them playing a game today.

  36. ac1 May 13th, 2010 at 10:29 am

    Sox are garbage. Many home games, no west coast trip yet, and they are still in 4th place. Good luck. 2-8 vs. yanks and rays (ALL AT FENWAY).

  37. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) May 13th, 2010 at 10:29 am

    A stop and start game would be horrible; I guess this is the Tiger’s call……I think they’re going to wait as long as possible.

  38. CRAWDADDY (Boycott ESPN-NY) May 13th, 2010 at 10:30 am

    Also, the National’s bullpen is being a used alot this season.

  39. CRAWDADDY (Boycott ESPN-NY) May 13th, 2010 at 10:31 am

    “A stop and start game would be horrible; I guess this is the Tiger’s call……I think they’re going to wait as long as possible.”

    Actually, with it being a get-away game for the Yankees, I’m not so sure it’s just the Tiger’s call.

  40. sunny615 May 13th, 2010 at 10:32 am

    The Yankee Farm system for Strasburg. j/k

  41. CRAWDADDY (Boycott ESPN-NY) May 13th, 2010 at 10:33 am

    One system is moving out of downtown Detroit, but another one is on it’s way by game time.

  42. Macfan May 13th, 2010 at 10:33 am

    “# CRAWDADDY (Boycott ESPN-NY) May 13th, 2010 at 10:30 am

    Also, the National’s bullpen is being a used alot this season.”

    +++++++++++++++

    Same thing with the Mets, everyday its Nieves and that Japanese guy and Feliciano when I watch their games.

    Its like Groundhog day with their bullpen, I’m saying to myself hey didn’t I see that guy yesterday and the day before that pitching :)

    Those guys arms are going to fall off eventually.

  43. champ809 May 13th, 2010 at 10:33 am

    Tyler Clippard has already thrown over 500 pitches out of the pen….he was doing really well up until 8 games ago when Riggleman admitted that he had already overused and needed to stay away from him for a while…..he proceeded to bring him in 5 of the next 7 games…..

    Tyler is looking into changing his name to Scott Proctor before that Nats get back to D.C.

  44. rodg12 May 13th, 2010 at 10:37 am

    GTLU
    Jeter SS
    Gardner CF
    Teixeira 1B
    Rodriguez 3B
    Cano 2B
    Posada C
    Miranda DH
    Winn LF
    Golson RF

  45. jussayin May 13th, 2010 at 10:40 am

    I’m glad to see the Nationals doing fairly well, but with as much as the bullpen is being used I don’t see them lasting.

    I also feel bad for Strasburg. The hype being built up for that kid is beyond realistic. I think he can probably handle moving to the majors, but the build up (I’m in Syracuse where he is pitching for now) is that he will be unbeatable. Comparisions to Halladay and bumping him out of the “best pitcher” slot.

    ESPeeN is worse with building up expectations for this kid. Then again, its ESPeeN, so any setback is a disaster and the end of a career, any success is annointing the player with titles and kingship.

  46. champ809 May 13th, 2010 at 10:40 am

    Schilling says that the minute Strasburg gets the callup to the Big Show that he will immediately be the best pitcher in the game…..

    says his combo of stuff, command, control, makeup and velo at his age he’s never seen before in his time playing baseball.

  47. Patrick May 13th, 2010 at 10:41 am

    Strasburg is special but he isn’t immediately going to be the best pitcher in the league. That’s kind of absurd when you consider guys like Halladay, King Felix, Lincecum, Sabathia.

  48. LGY May 13th, 2010 at 10:43 am

    I saw some stuff on Law in the last thread. I used to enjoy his articles and chats, but I like him less and less lately.

    A lot of his stuff recently seems like there is some type of agenda behind it.

    Like that Phil question about how he looked in Oakland. He literally has hundreds of questions there that he can answer, but he picks that one. If you did not watch the game don’t give your opinion. It’s irresponsible.

    Same thing with Montero. Someone asked how his defense has looked. Instead of passing over the question because he has not seen him play yet this year he gives some comment like well I heard he is bad as ever.

  49. Joe from Long Island May 13th, 2010 at 10:45 am

    Hi –
    Someone (G.Love) suggested, on an earlier thread, that they Yanks might be delaying calling up Miranda in order to pick up Hank Blalock when he becomes available, assuming Tampa does not promote him.

    I don’t know what Tampa’s thinking about Blalock is, but I figure the Yankees have to try Miranda at the ML level at some point. He’s not going to displace Tex, but in order to use him as trade material, they need to show he can hit at ML level. Now’s as good a time as any to see.

    According to NOAA, doesn’t look good for baseball in Detroit this afternoon. You hate to use up an off day later in season, but you don’t want a stop/start game either. That would waste CC.

    Off to work.

  50. IDCWYT May 13th, 2010 at 10:46 am

    Not sure if this is closed for the day but:

    D Jeter SS
    B Gardner CF
    M Teixeira 1B
    A Rodriguez 3B
    R Cano 2B
    J Posada C
    M Thames LF
    J Miranda DH
    R Winn RF

  51. tk May 13th, 2010 at 10:48 am

    “?..he proceeded to bring him in 5 of the next 7 games”

    That’s crazy. I looked at his BR page after reading your post and found that 14 of his 18 appearances have been with either 0 or 1 day of rest. So he’s pitched in 18 out of 34 team games and thrown 25 innings, putting him on pace for about 120 IP over 86 appearances. That should really toughen him up for next year though.

  52. rconn23 May 13th, 2010 at 10:48 am

    A rainout would be fine, actually.

    Saves the Yankees from having to face Verlander, with a watered down lineup – no Swisher, Granderson and Johnson – and would bump up Verlander’s next start to Friday, when he would face the Red Sox. A win-win.

  53. champ809 May 13th, 2010 at 10:49 am

    GTLU

    SS Jeter
    LF Gardy
    1B Tex
    3B ARod
    2B Cano
    C Jorge!Jorge!Jorge!…Jorge!Jorge!
    DH Miranda
    CF Golson
    RF Winn

    SP C.C.- nuff said!

  54. Brandon's Awesome (B/c my AWESOMENESS believes in tasing fans that jump fences) May 13th, 2010 at 10:51 am

    Most likely Miranda for Russo…*sorry JerkFace*.

  55. jussayin May 13th, 2010 at 10:51 am

    If Tampa is going to try for the big games at the end of the season, they might not want to let Blalock go. They might just eat the costs and and let Burrell go.

  56. champ809 May 13th, 2010 at 10:54 am

    It’s totally irresponsible what Riggleman is doing to Clippard right now.

    I get that the Nats are playing well and obviously Riggleman is trying to position himself into an extension and early manager of the year talk but in the process he’s going to blow up Clippards arm by the all star break.

    Having said that if the Nats hang in there for another monthe then they will be a team to be reckoned with in the second half with the promotions of Strasburg and Storen and if Wang comes back totally healthy.

  57. rodg12 May 13th, 2010 at 10:54 am

    Ledger_Yankees

    Yankees: Jeter 6, Gardner 8, Teixeira dh, A-Rod 5, Cano 4, Posada 2, Miranda 3, Winn 7, Golson 9, Sabathia 1.

    DANG IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Had it all correct except for Tex at DH and Miranda at first. SMH.

  58. Patrick May 13th, 2010 at 10:54 am

    LGY,

    I’m sick of white knighting Keith friggin Law but to be fair, both of his comments you are talking about were true. At the beginning of the season Montero was struggling defensively, not sure how he’s doing now. And it is a fact that Hughes faced a weak lineup in a big ballpark.

    If you asked Law about Hughes right now I guarantee you he’d change his tune. In the past, Law has commented on Hughes’ ceiling based on his stuff and right now Hughes’ stuff is that of an ace. He’s sitting 93-94 (never thought he’d do that) and touching 95 as a starter.

    With regards to Montero, well, Jesus is going to have to prove everyone wrong. There are questions on his defense for a reason and he’s just going to have to prove the naysayers wrong.

  59. Chris May 13th, 2010 at 10:55 am

    At this point in their respective careers, I’d take Miranda over Blalock.

  60. Erin May 13th, 2010 at 11:00 am

    New Post: Swisher out, Golson and Miranda in

  61. Chip May 13th, 2010 at 11:15 am

    Question – with how well Cervelli’s playing defensively is there any merit to calling up Chad Moeller; using Jorge at DH and improving the team’s overall defense by using Cervelli behind the plate until Nick Johnson returns?

    It would also serve the purpose of keeping Jorge fresh for later in the season when the weather gets warmer and there are fewer off days.

    Also – it appears that Ramiro Pena is reverting to what his profile was before last season – great glove but no bat. Any thoughts on possibly sending him to AAA and giving Reegie Corona a look?

  62. Brandon's Awesome (B/c my AWESOMENESS believes in tasing fans that jump fences) May 13th, 2010 at 11:16 am

    Miranda is a better hitter than Blalock.


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