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Swisher out, Golson and Miranda in

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

Derek Jeter SS
Brett Gardner CF
Mark Teixeira DH
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Jorge Posada C
Juan Miranda 1B
Randy Winn LF
Greg Golson RF

CC Sabathia LHP

Kevin Russo is no longer listed as a bat on the bench. Looks like that’s the move for Miranda.

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160 Responses to “Swisher out, Golson and Miranda in”

  1. teddy gbu May 13th, 2010 at 10:55 am

    of course, thats better

    hope and pray for rain!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. M1kew May 13th, 2010 at 10:55 am

    Chad – is it still raining there? Since this is the last scheduled appearance for the Yankees in Detroit how long will they wait to call the game?

  3. rodg12 May 13th, 2010 at 10:56 am

    DANG IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Had it all correct except for Joe deciding to DH Tex instead of Miranda.

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

    repost

    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!

  5. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) May 13th, 2010 at 10:59 am

    Patrick, I don’t buy what Law was/is trying to sell. YOu know as well as I do that Phil would have beaten any team that night; for him to make that comment without even having seen the game is absolutely ridiculous. Phil was projected to be a #1 and most scouts/experts loved him – Law did not. When Phil struggled, he was all over the kid; where was he when Buchholz struggled? Nowhere……well, maybe under his rock.

  6. Jramey May 13th, 2010 at 10:59 am

    good to see Golson get a start…he’s like Ajax-lite.

  7. champ809 May 13th, 2010 at 10:59 am

    I wasn’t aware of the new post….

    I had the order right but the positions w/the OF’ers mixed up as I thought Joe might start Golson in CF as that’s his primary position with Gardy in LF and Winn in RF…

    was it to late?

    not a winner anyway cuz of the position switch?

  8. PaulF May 13th, 2010 at 11:00 am

    That might be the best defensive outfield I’ve ever seen, but swish and granderson need to get back soon.

  9. Erin May 13th, 2010 at 11:01 am

    Ugh…I seriously thought about putting Tex at DH, but then I couldn’t figure out who would play first with Swish out (this was before I knew Miranda was up). :x

  10. ac1 May 13th, 2010 at 11:01 am

    Patrick, I don’t buy what Law was/is trying to sell. YOu know as well as I do that Phil would have beaten any team that night; for him to make that comment without even having seen the game is absolutely ridiculous. Phil was projected to be a #1 and most scouts/experts loved him – Law did not. When Phil struggled, he was all over the kid; where was he when Buchholz struggled? Nowhere……well, maybe under his rock.

    ___

    I love that anyone is saying, well it’s just the Tigers. The Tigers are 2nd in the league in most offensive categories with two hitters over .350. Sorry but i would say that this was on of those Phil/Joba/Mo specials on display.

  11. ac1 May 13th, 2010 at 11:02 am

    And in comparing Buchholz and Hughes, anyone who still thinks they would rather have Buchholz than Hughes has no business in baseball. Unless Buchholz is making all of his starts against the Blue Jays and Orioles, he is worthless.

  12. Erin May 13th, 2010 at 11:02 am

    ed_price #Twins, who open a series at #Yankee Stadium tomorrow, have lost 27 of 32 in New York since 2002 (including 2-4 postseason).

  13. Bad Scooter May 13th, 2010 at 11:03 am

    From the radar it looks like the rain is moving out. Who knows though?

  14. austinmac May 13th, 2010 at 11:05 am

    The weather radar looks as if the storm is north of Detroit.(Kudos to GB for his ever vigilant work). However, there are storms still said to be coming. I just hope CC doesn’t have his start interrupted.

    Congrats to Golson for a start. Lucky him it is against Verlander.

  15. Www May 13th, 2010 at 11:05 am

    GO GO GOLSON !

  16. JohnC May 13th, 2010 at 11:05 am

    Supposedly though another system is moving in behind it. Can’t see them playing this game.

  17. GreenBeret7 May 13th, 2010 at 11:05 am

    The best thing that Golson can do is not try to hit Verlander. Bunt and run like Hell.

  18. Trevor May 13th, 2010 at 11:05 am

    The rain is moving out but there is another batch behind it. Looks like that one ends around 3:30.

  19. LGY May 13th, 2010 at 11:06 am

    Patrick,

    I have no problem with Law saying negative stuff about Yankee players if he feels that way.

    I just don’t think he should be giving his opinion on guys that he has not seen play, especially when there are literally hundreds of other questions there he could answer.

    I like Law and I think he is a smart guy, but it just seems like there may be an agenda there lately to a certain extent.

  20. m May 13th, 2010 at 11:06 am

    Congrats to miranda. Good luck.

    I asked about a strand rate stat, specifically for 3B yesterday.

    Found something called the “strand rate” or LOB% via this article on how strand rate contributes to luck:

    http://www.fantasyballjunkie.com/?p=3779

    I found the stat, knowing that Phil’s rate would be well above the league average of 72%. Of course he’s 4th, not unexpected. But what was unexpected was the leader at a whopping 98.9% (any guesses?).

    Phil and two TB pitchers are sprinkled in amongst NL pitchers on the stat leaderboard. Which tells me that there’s not much luck involved in stranding batters in the NL when you can pitch around batters to get to the pitcher. :?

    Anyway, it was a fun foray down the slippery slope of advanced stats. :)

    (still looking for that stranded at 3B stat, help please)

  21. Mike RI May 13th, 2010 at 11:06 am

    I think they’ll get the game in . . Can’t wait to see Miranda ! . .

  22. Fran (the original) and OPPC member May 13th, 2010 at 11:07 am

    Ugh…I seriously thought about putting Tex at DH, but then I couldn’t figure out who would play first with Swish out (this was before I knew Miranda was up)
    ****************
    Erin,

    Great minds think alike. I had the exact same thought as you.

  23. John in Ohio May 13th, 2010 at 11:07 am

    Russo should have started at 3rd in game 1 yesterday.

  24. CRAWDADDY (Boycott ESPN-NY) May 13th, 2010 at 11:07 am

    I’m leaving to go to the game now, but there is another system heading our way along with another one late this afternoon. They’ll make the call just before game time.

  25. Patrick May 13th, 2010 at 11:08 am

    Betsy,

    Yes I know that because I saw the game. Law didn’t, but it is a fair comment to make that Oakland is a bad offensive team.

    Just last night someone asked Keith on twitter if he thinks Phil looks like a 1-2 and Law said yes then made a comment about Phil’s cutter.

  26. GreenBeret7 May 13th, 2010 at 11:08 am

    austinmac May 13th, 2010 at 11:05 am
    The weather radar looks as if the storm is north of Detroit.(Kudos to GB for his ever vigilant work). However, there are storms still said to be coming. I just hope CC doesn’t have his start interrupted.

    Congrats to Golson for a start. Lucky him it is against Verlander.

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

    There’s a system over Chicago now, but moving north east that should miss Detroit. It’s the one over St. Louis that may get them, though.

  27. Patrick May 13th, 2010 at 11:09 am

    Finally a lineup where I have no complaints.

  28. Erin May 13th, 2010 at 11:09 am

    BloggingBombers The tarp is off the field at Comerica Park.

  29. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) May 13th, 2010 at 11:09 am

    AC, Law was saying that after the Oakland game…..

  30. z May 13th, 2010 at 11:10 am

    As a first baseman, Juan Miranda is a good hitter.

    Come on rain!

  31. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) May 13th, 2010 at 11:11 am

    If they play this game, then the Tigers need to explain why they post-poned the first game of this series. In that case, the weather was supposed to clear out – and it did.

  32. SAS May 13th, 2010 at 11:12 am

    Good morning,

    I stayed up too late chatting with you all and fell back asleep. I missed GTLU which is OK because I would have gotten it wrong.

    Last night I heard about Law for the first time. Who is he?

  33. GreenBeret7 May 13th, 2010 at 11:12 am

    Miranda’s defense isn’t Teixeira-like, but, he’s not Giambi either. He’s improved considerably on defense.

  34. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) May 13th, 2010 at 11:13 am

    That tweeter had to qualify it by asking if Phil looks like a 1 or a 2? If he looks like a 2, then I have no clue what a #1 would look like.

  35. z May 13th, 2010 at 11:14 am

    here’s the Detroit radar:

    http://www.wunderground.com/ra.....it%2c%20MI

  36. Erin May 13th, 2010 at 11:14 am

    GreenBeret7 May 13th, 2010 at 11:08 am

    There?s a system over Chicago now,

    **********************
    I can confirm this. ;)

  37. m May 13th, 2010 at 11:15 am

    Who is Steve Lombardi of Was Watching?

    He wrote a semi-I don’t know what last night. Not too long. Just saying that people are allowed to change their minds. He’s been very hard on Phil (for good reason in his mind) and wouldn’t change a single word he wrote about him.

    But in his mind, Phil has earned every benefit of the doubt from here on out.

    Has anyone read his writings on Phil? A huge part of my frustrations with writers and bloggers re: what they wrote on Phil is that I don’t think they took the impact of his injuries seriously enough. And they completely ignore the fact that he had dominated teams at times over his very short major league pre-2010 career as a starter. If they hadn’t, then they wouldn’t be so surprised at what Phil’s doing now.

  38. Erin May 13th, 2010 at 11:15 am

    Ledger_Yankees Swisher still sore; Girardi, still the weather optimist, thinks there’s a window.

  39. Chip May 13th, 2010 at 11:16 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?

  40. Al May 13th, 2010 at 11:16 am

    Al Leiter said last year or year before on YES that ya gotta be patient with young pitchers. He is right !

  41. Patrick May 13th, 2010 at 11:16 am

    Betsy,

    Whatever I don’t care. If you want to hate Keith Law go right ahead

  42. saucY May 13th, 2010 at 11:16 am

    testing!?

  43. Chip May 13th, 2010 at 11:17 am

    not sure why all my punctuation on that last post came up as question marks.

  44. Jerkface May 13th, 2010 at 11:17 am

    Steve Lombardi is a pompous old coot who hates Brian Cashman and the current yankees, who always tried to find a reason to blast them and freely admitted that he hates the current team because ‘they are too good’

    Ignore him.

  45. z May 13th, 2010 at 11:17 am

    m,

    I know Was Watching has often been cited by Pete and other bloggers.

    It seems to be held in pretty high regard.

  46. saucY May 13th, 2010 at 11:17 am

    wow. i was in posting jail for the longest time. how is everyone.

    Go Miranda!

  47. upstate kate May 13th, 2010 at 11:18 am

    at home watching the encore today…nice to see Phil turning into the pitcher many of us thought he could be! great presence on the mound, even w/ men on base. also great to see GGBG playing better than many of us thought

  48. Shame Spencer May 13th, 2010 at 11:18 am

    Best part about baseball? The fact that the weather reports are way more accurate. I swear, I never understood how the guys/girls on the nightly news can’t get it right, meanwhile the Yankees are able to predict 2-3 hour windows of rainless weather extremely accurately.

  49. z May 13th, 2010 at 11:19 am

    Chad,

    Batten down the hatches.

    It looks like some heavy stuff is coming your way.

  50. m May 13th, 2010 at 11:20 am

    SAS,

    Keith Law is an espn senior writer. For a while he was the only redeeming member of their corps.

    He’s a former special assistant to the vp of the chairman of the general manager something or other.

    Anyway, pretty good baseball mind who was fairly even-handed in his ever-popular chats.

    But, he must’ve ate one of the poisoned apples from the espn headquarters at Bristol.

    He’s up on the Sox crappy players and down on the homegrown Yankees (hoot hoot).

    I think it has something to do with getting more face time on the tv side, but it could be that we’re all a little paranoid.

    Anyway, he and olney are the best of the bunch. but not as even-handed as they used to be.

  51. upstate kate May 13th, 2010 at 11:21 am

    saucY
    welcome back :)

  52. pat May 13th, 2010 at 11:21 am

    m

    Someone to be ignored if you think life after Tino, Bernie and Paul O’Neill stopped wearing pinstripes exists.

  53. Jason from The Heartland May 13th, 2010 at 11:21 am

    GreenBeret7 to me has this afternoon’s weather pegged about right, and my sense is that what is hammering Chicago will miss Detroit. It’s been dicey weather-wise here in the Midwest this morning.

    I like that Miranda is getting a shot. The Yanks’ offense has been good enough thus far this year, but spotty recently. Like others, I’d love to see Miranda add a little punch to it. At the same time, Girardi has done a nice job of filtering guys into the DH spot for the half-day off, so Johnson’s injury has allowed other, more productive players to DH. As long as whoever the DH is can surpass Johnson’s soft .167 average and in all likelihood be more productive with RBI (Johnson 8 RBI in 72 at-bats), I’ll live with their (probably) not matching his .388 OBP.

  54. Chip May 13th, 2010 at 11:21 am

    Back to the suggestion about using Jorge at DH and catching Cervelli for the lion’s share of games for now:

    It also serves to stabilize the lineup.

    FIgure it this way, most days the lineup would be:

    Jeter
    Gardner
    Tex
    Alex
    Cano
    Jorge – DH
    Swisher
    Cervelli
    Winn

    Then if you want to DH another player, the only part of the lineup that changes is the 8/9 spot.

  55. Al May 13th, 2010 at 11:21 am

    pete never referred to no.maas.org

  56. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos May 13th, 2010 at 11:24 am

    There are no winners for GTLU today.

    Rodg12 came closest; he had Tex at 1B and Miranda DH-ing, but the batting order and other players were correct. Good try, Rodg12. :)

  57. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) May 13th, 2010 at 11:25 am

    M, I never read that guy. He makes Keith Law look like Phil’s dad; he’s actually accused Phil of being soft.

    Speaking of Law, he’s got a chat on ESPN at 1pm. I don’t know if anyone will ask about Phil, but if they do and he accepts the ?, it will be interesting to hear what he has to say.

  58. pat May 13th, 2010 at 11:26 am

    Ledger_Yankees Swisher still sore; Girardi, still the weather optimist, thinks there’s a window.

  59. rodg12 May 13th, 2010 at 11:26 am

    YankeesPR

    the Yankees have recalled Juan Miranda from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and optioned Kevin Russo to SWB, prior to today’s game
    ——————————————
    Russo was indeed the guy that was sent down.

  60. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) May 13th, 2010 at 11:26 am

    Geez, Patrick…….fine, you sure are defensive about him. You can go right ahead and be his white knight as you called yourself .. I don’t care.

  61. Brandon's Awesome (B/c my AWESOMENESS believes in tasing fans that jump fences) May 13th, 2010 at 11:26 am

    Please don’t let it rain, Please don’t let it rain, plus this has to be the best speed/route running OF the Yankees have trotted out in yrs. As much as I miss Swishy’s bat. I hope Golson makes an impact so Winn/Thames don’t mess us up in offense/defense.

  62. Erin May 13th, 2010 at 11:27 am

    BryanHoch Chan Ho Park will pitch Friday for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

  63. Stephen Dedalus May 13th, 2010 at 11:28 am

    pete never referred to no.maas.org

    —————————

    That’s for damn sure! Man, is there some bad blood there, or what?

  64. GreenBeret7 May 13th, 2010 at 11:28 am

    They aren’t moving Posada out of the primary catching spot just because that’s what you want. He’s earned his spot and is still better that 90% of the catchers in the MLs and Cervelli is relief.

  65. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) May 13th, 2010 at 11:28 am

    I like Al, but he is a bit of a hypocrite. When Phil struggled in August 2007, Al (along with Kay) said he didn’t see anything special in Phil. Kay ? I thought he was just ridiculous, but Al should have known better. Phil ripped his hamstring and then suffered the worst grade of sprained ankle. Then Al couldn’t figure out why Phil struggled? Phil should never have tried to pitch through the broken rib; not only did it kill his #s, but people started to get the idea that that pitcher was who Phil really was.

  66. m May 13th, 2010 at 11:28 am

    Okay, so Lombardi’s, um, opinionated?

  67. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) May 13th, 2010 at 11:29 am

    Recently Lombardi posted something asking whether it was going to be the end of his Yankee fanhood, lol. Now there’s someone you can take seriously……not.

  68. Stephen Dedalus May 13th, 2010 at 11:30 am

    The internet is serious business, after all.

  69. Jerkface May 13th, 2010 at 11:30 am

    Betsy,

    Al and Kay did not see Hughes in the minors. They did not see what made him special. Hughes at the end of 2007 and all of 08 wasn’t a good pitcher. In 07 his velocity was down and he didn’t have dominant strike out stuff.

    Reliever hughes was more like old hughes and now 2010 Hughes is the minor league hughes that dominated everything.

    I think, for people who did not see him in the minors, they reserve a right to change their mind on Hughes now that he is showing his potential.

    Post-nono 07 Hughes didn’t look like he was going to become a special pitcher

  70. Erin May 13th, 2010 at 11:30 am

    LoHudYankees Swisher day to day, Park rehabbing in Scranton on Friday, Miranda called up, Russo optioned

  71. Al May 13th, 2010 at 11:31 am

    Hmm I did not know that about Al, Betsy. I miss Coney and Singy together. And Stephen, yes there was from reading that cite.

  72. GreenBeret7 May 13th, 2010 at 11:31 am

    Brandon, Golson isn’t an “impact” player. Right now, he’s hoping to be a Gardner/Jackson type of player. He’s not a power hitter. a line drive/slash and dash type.

  73. JM May 13th, 2010 at 11:31 am

    Jorge is a borderline HOF catcher and everyone wants to move him out? I love Cervelli and love the enthusiasm and energy he brings to the team. But Jorge has proven himself again and again and will continue to be the starter. Plus his competitive fire can’t be matched.

  74. saucY May 13th, 2010 at 11:33 am

    pete never referred to no.maas.org

    -=-=-=-=-=

    a long time ago, it was included in the blog roll over there on the right…

    then at one point it got removed and nobody could even post the name of the site here…

  75. Shame Spencer May 13th, 2010 at 11:34 am

    Hey I know this is a Yankees blog but did you all see Keith Hernandez fell asleep during a Mets broadcast last night??

  76. Jerkface May 13th, 2010 at 11:34 am

    Okay, so Lombardi’s, um, opinionated?

    He is a moron. He posts stupid stuff all the time.

  77. Stephen Dedalus May 13th, 2010 at 11:34 am

    They called Pete out, big-time. They made sure they had significant ammo before they did, though.

    Pete’s definitely an odd bird. On the one hand, he’s funny as hell. He has a genuinely unique and effective sense of humor.

    On the other hand…well, I won’t get into that. I’m not qualified.

  78. Brandon's Awesome (B/c my AWESOMENESS believes in tasing fans that jump fences) May 13th, 2010 at 11:35 am

    GB7, he has pop, if he finds it consistant under Long…God I hope he does.

    “Kevin Russo is no longer listed as a bat on the bench. Looks like that’s the move for Miranda.”

    Sorry, JerkFace. :(

    He’ll be back though.

  79. Patrick May 13th, 2010 at 11:35 am

    Geez, Patrick…….fine, you sure are defensive about him. You can go right ahead and be his white knight as you called yourself .. I don’t care.

    Read my post next time, I said that I’m sick of white knighting him which means I don’t care if you hate him, I don’t want to defend some nerd from Harvard.

    Considering how much you hate the guy it’s funny that you care what he says about Hughes.

  80. PL May 13th, 2010 at 11:36 am

    will this game be played

  81. Stephen Dedalus May 13th, 2010 at 11:38 am

    Keith’s watched a lot of Mets games. Can you blame him?

  82. GreenBeret7 May 13th, 2010 at 11:39 am

    Here’s some good pre-game notes and press info. Lot of good stuff to read.

    http://pp.soundenterprises.net.....hp?d=50726

  83. SAS May 13th, 2010 at 11:39 am

    M

    Thanks so much for your great explanation. You always do it so well.

  84. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) May 13th, 2010 at 11:40 am

    Jerkface, I thought Phil looked good in September and October of 2007. 2008, Phil was injured, but then he came back and looked great against AJ (on my birthday, lol)……

  85. m May 13th, 2010 at 11:40 am

    SAS,

    Thanks. It’s tough to balance snark and sincerity. :)

  86. GreenBeret7 May 13th, 2010 at 11:40 am

    Whatever you say, Brandon. Everybody in the Yankee system has “pop”.

  87. SJ44 May 13th, 2010 at 11:40 am

    Brandon,

    Golston doesn’t have “pop”.

    You gotta stop overselling him.

    You are drifting into Eric Threets territory again.

    He’s, at best, a fringe player with good wheels and defensive skills at this time.

    Don’t go overboard.

  88. Shame Spencer May 13th, 2010 at 11:41 am

    Heres the video for anyone that needs a laugh. The producers have to come over and tap Keith awake.. hysterical.

    http://www.redlasso.com/ClipPl.....46828d29ee

  89. m May 13th, 2010 at 11:41 am

    It’s good to have Brandon posting again. He’s so positive. :)

  90. pat May 13th, 2010 at 11:43 am

    m

    You would enjoy his pieces on Alex. They make Pete look like President of the A-Rod fan club.

    Some of the other writers on the site have a more fact based perspective on baseball so I check it out on occassion.

  91. Patrick May 13th, 2010 at 11:43 am

    I thought Girardi banned all soda and candy from the clubhouse? The only way Golson has pop is if he bought it at the supermarket and smuggled it in.

  92. Erin May 13th, 2010 at 11:43 am

    BloggingBombers Bulleting? Really? #MLBFAIL http://tweetphoto.com/2224457

    :lol:

  93. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) May 13th, 2010 at 11:44 am

    Patrick, I think Law is an obnoxious hypocrite; I don’t just dislike him because of his previous lack of regard for Phil. In any case, we can just agree to disagree as I don’t think Law is worth arguing about.

  94. Stephen Dedalus May 13th, 2010 at 11:44 am

    I guess it’s safe to say Keith’s not doing blow any more.

  95. Erin May 13th, 2010 at 11:45 am

    sorry if that link doesn’t work-hopefully this will

    http://tweetphoto.com/22244578

  96. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos May 13th, 2010 at 11:45 am

    I’m really not inclined to have to suffer the Cervelli/Posada argument for another entire season. Everytime Cervelli gets a big hit and/or Posada dares to have a slump, it’s going to trumped out and trumped up and beaten to death.

  97. Patrick May 13th, 2010 at 11:46 am

    Alright Betsy.

  98. m May 13th, 2010 at 11:46 am

    pat,

    I don’t think I would enjoy those pieces. :( I have certain opinions about him, but I don’t hate the guy. And I don’t like to see him used as a punching bag.

    I might take a look at the site once in a while, but just to skim to check out the other writers. :)

  99. NYYROC May 13th, 2010 at 11:46 am

    BG7 @11:39: Wow great info! Thanks!

  100. austinmac May 13th, 2010 at 11:47 am

    SAS–One of the rare games I saw as a kid was Stottlemeir’s first MLB game. He won 9-3. He was one of the few bright spots over the next several years.

  101. GreenBeret7 May 13th, 2010 at 11:48 am

    Oh, No!!!! There goes the chance for NYYs to grab an impact corner outfield glove and bat. Eric Byrnes has officially retired.

  102. I am a Fat Walrus May 13th, 2010 at 11:49 am

    He’s playing softball right now.

  103. Brandon's Awesome (B/c my AWESOMENESS believes in tasing fans that jump fences) May 13th, 2010 at 11:49 am

    “Whatever you say, Brandon. Everybody in the Yankee system has “pop”.”

    You’re telling me Golson a 1st rd. player drafted by the Phillies doesn’t have XBH or gap type power?

    He wasn’t heralded in Philly system for nothing. If he finds his groove he can be that. Not an everyday but a better 4 OF hopefully finding his niche w/ the team.

  104. Rick May 13th, 2010 at 11:49 am

    This game is better off postponed for several reasons with the pitching rotation and injuries at the top of the list.
    The Yankees and Tigers both have Monday, June 7th as scheduled days off. The Yankees will be finishing a series in Toronto on June 6th which means a short flight to Detroit for the makeup game before another short flight to Baltimore to play the Orioles for a 3-game series.

    Let it rain – let it rain – let it rain ……….

  105. Patrick May 13th, 2010 at 11:49 am

    Oh, No!!!! There goes the chance for NYYs to grab an impact corner outfield glove and bat. Eric Byrnes has officially retired.

    Smart move, he’ll probably make a pile of money in broadcasting

  106. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) May 13th, 2010 at 11:49 am

    LOL GB…….Wasn’t he the guy that was caught roller blading past his GM in the hallway?

  107. Patrick May 13th, 2010 at 11:50 am

    Come on Brandon, that does not add up. Golson has power because he’s a former 1st round pick?

  108. GreenBeret7 May 13th, 2010 at 11:50 am

    Mac, did you read my two notes on Stottlemyre’s hitting ability, last night?

  109. Jeremy May 13th, 2010 at 11:51 am

    I have to agree with the poster that said that anyone who thinks Clay is better than Phil is either a Red Sox homer or a fool.
    Phil has better stuff, more poise, and the majority of scouts ranked him higher in terms of potential.

  110. Stephen Dedalus May 13th, 2010 at 11:51 am

    I was laughing at the thought of Eric Byrnes riding past reporters on his bicycle the other day.

    Then I went over to baseball-reference and saw that’s he has made over $30M in his career.

    I stopped laughing.

    That must be one hell of a bicycle.

  111. CR9 May 13th, 2010 at 11:53 am

    Lombardi is a STINKWEASEL.

    When something goes right for the Yankees, he tries to attribute it to luck.

    When something goes wrong, he attributes it to Girardi or Cashman.

    He is a GIANT D BAG!

    He’s a “Yankees fan” but in actuality, he is a Yankee hating skunk, with a putrid stench!

  112. PL May 13th, 2010 at 11:53 am

    is CC scheduled to pitch on every rainy day or is it just me?

  113. jz May 13th, 2010 at 11:54 am

    the bottom 3 batters are scary.

  114. Yankee22 May 13th, 2010 at 11:54 am

    I really would like to see cervelli get the majority of games catching. He has earned more playing time and with jorge being a horrible defensive catcher it would help are defense alot

  115. GreenBeret7 May 13th, 2010 at 11:55 am

    Brandon’s Awesome (B/c my AWESOMENESS believes in tasing fans that jump fences) May 13th, 2010 at 11:49 am
    “Whatever you say, Brandon. Everybody in the Yankee system has “pop”.”

    You’re telling me Golson a 1st rd. player drafted by the Phillies doesn’t have XBH or gap type power?

    He wasn’t heralded in Philly system for nothing. If he finds his groove he can be that. Not an everyday but a better 4 OF hopefully finding his niche w/ the team.

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

    That dosn’t mean that he “has pop”. Thames has “pop”. I’d like to see Golson’s bat pick up, but, right now, he’s legs and a glove. If he can be something between Gardner and Jackson, I’d be happy.

  116. z May 13th, 2010 at 11:56 am

    How do you really feel, CR9?

  117. Yankees N More May 13th, 2010 at 11:58 am

    RUSSO sent down??? Just how pathetic does Ramiro Pena have to be before he loses his job???

  118. Jerkface May 13th, 2010 at 11:59 am

    If he can be something between Gardner and Jackson, I’d be happy.

    Being something between Gardner and Jackson would make him one of the top outfielders in baseball?

    I think Getting on base .330 would be a goalson

  119. Jeremy May 13th, 2010 at 11:59 am

    CR9
    Yeah I read the comment by Lombardi last night. The guy doesn’t know what he is talking about. But like most sport writers “so-called experts” they don’t know anything.

  120. Yankee22 May 13th, 2010 at 11:59 am

    I really would like to see cervelli get the majority of games catching. He has earned more playing time and with jorge being a horrible defensive catcher it makes alot of sense to let cervelli catch and Jorge dh

  121. Nick in SF in Larkspur May 13th, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    Betsy, are you swearing off arguing about Keith Law for good???????

  122. Brandon's Awesome (B/c my AWESOMENESS believes in tasing fans that jump fences) May 13th, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    ‘RUSSO sent down??? Just how pathetic does Ramiro Pena have to be before he loses his job???’

    Try 150 ABs

    And getting mentally retarded in the defense.

  123. ac1 May 13th, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    pena is a back up IF. He has had a lot of playing time lately, but that would be normal. He is here to back up ARod, Jeter and Cano. That’s all. He isnt going to hit .300…

  124. Bronx Born May 13th, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    Yankee22 May 13th, 2010 at 11:59 am

    I really would like to see cervelli get the majority of games catching. He has earned more playing time and with jorge being a horrible defensive catcher it makes alot of sense to let cervelli catch and Jorge dh
    ————————————————————

    Where on earth do you get the idea that Jorge is a horrible defensive catcher. Where does this idea come from? I just do not understand some Yankee fans.

  125. blake May 13th, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    I think GB has the right idea about how Golson should approach Verlander…put the bat on it and run fast.

  126. Tom May 13th, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    Lombardi is like many of the trolls here – a Red Sox fan pretending to be a Yankees fan.

  127. Non Sequitur Man May 13th, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    I have been wearing the same pair of one-day disposable contacts constantly for about three weeks.

    I wonder what my optometrist would say about that?

  128. Mike RI May 13th, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    I have verlander on my fantasy baseball team . .and he’s been a disapointment .. needless to say .. The Yanks should do fine against him

  129. Nick in SF in Larkspur May 13th, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    “GB has the right idea about how Golson should approach Verlander…put the bat on it and run fast.”

    That’s the same approach they took to Nancy Kerrigan. :(

  130. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) May 13th, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    Nick, for today at least, lol……

  131. GreenBeret7 May 13th, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    Jesus Martinez had a walk in his first at bat, but just lined a bullet RBI double into the right field corner. Best hit he’s had in two weeks.a

  132. blake May 13th, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    Nick

    Not saying it was right but it was effective.

  133. sar515 May 13th, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    I mean Hughes has been outrageous!!
    He is definitely “the real deal”…

    But…I haven’t heard any mention of the “Hughes Rules”…
    Are we going to lose our “Cinderella” at midnight…sometime in mid-July???

  134. Yankees N More May 13th, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    “He isnt going to hit .300…”

    Nobody said anything about .300… I’m talking about the ability to have a competent major league at-bat. He’s a ridiculous joke. A busher who should be riding a bus.

  135. JohnC May 13th, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    Stoneburner has been perfect for 4 innings so far in his Tampa debut.

  136. Chip May 13th, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    I’m not suggesting benching Posada. I’m not saying that the choice is between Cervelli and Posada – I’m saying the choice would be between Cervelli or Miranda.

    I’m suggesting that using Jorge as DH keeps his bat in the lineup while improving the team’s defense.

    It also serves the purpose of keeping Jorge fresh for later in the season when the weather gets hot and humid, the off days are less frequent and a 40-year old catcher who has already been nicked up a couple of times this season may be inclined to wear down.

    So please explain where the logic is faulty on my part.

  137. Warning Track Power May 13th, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    How is the weather in Detroit right now?

  138. Chip May 13th, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    Yankees N More May 13th, 2010 at 11:58 am
    RUSSO sent down??? Just how pathetic does Ramiro Pena have to be before he loses his job???
    ————————
    Pena stays because he can play SS and Russo can’t.

    That said, it wouldn’t shock me if Reegie Corona gets a call at some point.

  139. ac1 May 13th, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    I disagree about Pena. He definitely had a bad day yesterday though.

    As for this poster… I have been wearing the same pair of one-day disposable contacts constantly for about three weeks……

    I had the same two week disposables in for more than 1 year because i didnt want to go get a checkup for my prescription.

  140. Chip May 13th, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    GreenBeret7 May 13th, 2010 at 11:28 am
    They aren?t moving Posada out of the primary catching spot just because that?s what you want. He?s earned his spot and is still better that 90% of the catchers in the MLs and Cervelli is relief.
    ————————–

    I assume when you say that Jorge is better than 90% of the catchers in the majors you mean offensively? Defensively Jorge is approaching Mike Piazza level.

  141. Bad SCooter May 13th, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    GB,

    Between GGBG and AJax. What exactly does that mean? We have no idea how either player is going to end up and who is the better player.

  142. Erin May 13th, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    Ledger_Yankees Anybody with questions about the rotation going forward should know that it depends on whether or not this game is played.

    Ledger_Yankees Right now, no rain.

  143. Dylan May 13th, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    Pena isn’t awful utility infielder, the only problem is that Girardi plays him way too much. Jeter and A-Rod don’t need to DH once a week. They would be fine DHing once a month. I sure do miss Jerry Hairston Jr. though.

  144. jz May 13th, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    LBJ

    If he plays hard and well tonight, losing is acceptable simply because his supporting cast stinks.
    But if he is lazy again, boo him.

  145. Yankees N More May 13th, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    RE: Posada.

    He is a joke defensively… There is absolutely NOTHING defensively that Cervelli doesn’t do MUCH better than Posada does… NOTHING.

    The Yankees, especially with Johnson on the DL, are a significantly better team when they start Cervelli at C and Posada at DH… Significantly better in BOTH of those spots!

    They should call up Moeller to be the “emergency”/backup catcher and start Cervelli.

  146. Chip May 13th, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    Dylan -

    My guess is that we’ll see Hairston (or a very similar player) back here around August.

  147. Billy May 13th, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    Reegie Corona? Are you kidding. People have issues with Ramiro’s offense and you think Reegie will get a chance. At last check he was just over the Mendoza line at SWB.

  148. REA in MI May 13th, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    The weather here has settled down; there’s a chance they may be able to get an official game in. Verlander is a quick worker, too.

  149. Chip May 13th, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    Yankees N More

    I wouldn’t go so far as to call Jorge a joke defensively; but yes – Cervelli is vastly better defensively and if you can keep Jorge’s bat in the lineup as the primary DH while Nick is out, and improve the defense behind the plate then I see no downside to it.

    All you’re doing is:

    A – Keeping Jorge fresh
    B – improving the team defense

    If anyone can think of a downside that I’m not seeing – please feel free to share it.

  150. the gay Yankee fan May 13th, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    We are clearly in a transition period between the Yankees easing Jorge out of the everyday starting catcher position to more of a catcher/DH role and Cervelli catching more and more.

    It just makes sense. Jorge is getting older and catching everyday will only hurt him (eventhough because of pride, he will never ask to not catch).

    People that constantly refer to Jorge as a possible HOF whenever this argument comes up need to realize that we are talking about NOW, not when Jorge was 33 y.o. and in his prime.

    His possible HOF status has nothing to do with what he does from now on. His catching skills while even in his prime was never anything to write home about (although he did call good games and through out his share of runners) but it can only decline from here on in.

    The Yankees will likely do a slow transition of easing Jorge out and Cervelli into the catching duties.

    I think that is the best route to take without hurting Jorge’s pride and the Yankees success of the field.

  151. GreenBeret7 May 13th, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    Carlos Santana calls for an awful lot of base hit and walk pitches.

  152. Patrick May 13th, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    Chip,

    Exactly right, the Yanks will go out and get a better utility infielder around the trade deadline.

    Pena is fine in the role but the injuries have definitely exposed him. He shouldn’t be playing this much and Russo should have been given a shot before going back to AAA.

    I totally disagree with you when it comes to Posada though. He’s not nearly as bad as you and others are making him out to be.

  153. SAS May 13th, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    AustinMac.

    We were at the same game. I was at Stottlemyre’s first game too. I don’t recall meeting you though…I was with my Dad…lol

  154. Phil the Thrill May 13th, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    Steve Lombardi is am imbecile.

    Golson is a 24 year old who doesn’t know how to hit. He’s not gonna learn now. He reminds me of some of those OF’s we used to pick when Linn Garrett was running our drafts.

  155. Jerkface May 13th, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    I know that is semi facetious, but isnt the book on Santana that he is a horrible receiver / gamecaller?

  156. GreenBeret7 May 13th, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    Jason Hirsh was a 3 inning no hitter going for Scranton. 1 walk, 3 strikeouts.

  157. Erin May 13th, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    New Post- Pregame notes: Swisher day-to-day

  158. the gay Yankee fan May 13th, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    Ramiro Pena is extremely valuable and competent in his role. The impatient folks here with their quick hooks need to stop it.

    Like others have said before, Ramiro isn’t going to win batting titles. Even if his overall offensive numbers look awful if you follow the Yankees, you will know to take them with a grain of salt.

    Yes, he will not contribute in some games, but he will also contribute in others. We have seen that.

    Overall numbers don’t tell the whole story.

    He is also very competent filling in the various infield positions. Not many people you will find can fill in at 2B, SS and 3B with such ease and smoothly. He has a great glove. You don’t have to cringe when he is filling in and a ball is hit to him. You feel comfortable that he will make the play. That is invaluable.

    Don’t be shortsighted. Ramiro is a keeper.

  159. GreenBeret7 May 13th, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    Stoneburner is perfect through 5 innings with 6 strikeouts. Walter Ibarra is 3-3 with 2 doubles and 1 RBI.

  160. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos May 13th, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    John C -

    Wow! Last week, Stoneburner had a no hitter going fot 5 innings – the only person to reach base in that time was on an error.

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