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A few notes and links

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Notes on Jun 14, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

By this time next week, the short-season and rookie-ball seasons will have started, meaning some 2010 draftees will be getting some at-bats and innings. According to vice president of baseball operations Mark Newman, none of the guys taken this year is likely to open with a full-season team.

“I do not think any will be in Charleston any time soon,” he said in an email.

There are also plenty of international players and 2009 draftees who will begin playing when the short-season schedule finally gets underway. Talking about late-round picks last week, Damon Oppenheimer said he’s especially high on 2009 44th-round pick Evan DeLuca.

“You’re talking about a high school left-hander that we got real late that’s throwing 93 to 95 down here (in extended spring), with a good curveball and changeup that should move through the system pretty quick,” he said.

A few more notes and links to wrap up this off day.

• Interesting note from Donnie Collins who reports that Triple-A outfielder David Winfree has a clause in his contract that allows him to look for a team willing to immediately add him to the 40-man roster. It kicks in either today or tomorrow.

• If you haven’t already, check the NoMaas interview with Mark Newman, who spent some time discussing the nuts and bolts of player development.

• Speaking of interviews, here’s the Pinstripe Alley interview with catching prospect Austin Romine.

• Some news on former Yankees long relievers Dan Giese and Brett Tomko, each of whom is set to begin a rehab assignment with Oakland.

• Tomorrow morning at 11, Joe Girardi will help unveil a granite strip commemorating last fall’s World Series parade.

• The group at SeatGeek.com has decided Yankees fans are more loyal than Red Sox fans based on ticket prices on the “secondary ticket market.”

• The blog Subway Squawkers has a way to win tickets to this weekend’s Subway Series.

UPDATE, 10:05 p.m.: I’ll put both of these items in a post for tomorrow morning as well so that they don’t get lost in the shuffle.

Robinson Cano and Alex Rodriguez will greet fans at Babe Ruth Plaza, just outside Yankee Stadium’s Great Hall along 161st St., before Tuesday’s game. They’ll be there from 3-3:30 p.m.

Also, tickets for the Jay-Z/Eminiem concert at Yankee Stadium will go on sale June 25 at 10 a.m. The show is scheduled for September 13.

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177 Responses to “A few notes and links”

  1. SJ44 June 14th, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    They really ticked off MLB with the signing bonus they gave DeLuca! lol

    IIRC, it took Selig forever to approve that contract.

  2. stuckey June 14th, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    “I think his long arm action is a problem. It hurts his command and he has been leaving too many pitches in the middle of the plate and pitching in bad counts.

    But why the change in his effectiveness from the 2008 to his last call-up, in relation to his last return to the minors.

    It’s like night and day.

  3. Rich in NJ June 14th, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    Too bad Selig hates free market economics except when it comes to his own contract.

  4. Bronx Born June 14th, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    Chad, just want to say how much I appreciate and am sure all of us appreciate the amount of effort and care you put into your posts. Here it is after 9:30 and you are still doing it. Thanks man.

  5. raymagnetic June 14th, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    What do the guys in extended spring training do before they’re added to a full season roster? Who do they play against? Are they just working on particular issues they’re struggling with?

  6. MTU (aka GBURL) June 14th, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    seconded.

  7. Chad Jennings June 14th, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    Yankees just sent this email:

    Please note that Yankees players Robinson Cano and Alex Rodriguez will greet fans at Babe Ruth Plaza, just outside Yankee Stadium’s Great Hall along 161st St., from 3-3:30 p.m. tomorrow (Tuesday, June 15).

  8. SJ44 June 14th, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    Stuckey,

    It happens. Guys don’t have to be off by much (see Tex this year) in their mechanics to have different results.

    In Melancon’s case, his margin for error is slight. Especially given that he isn’t throwing 95+ to get away with pitches in the middle of the plate.

    He’s got all of the intangibles from a makeup and work ethic perspective to make it.

    Just has to find a way to get his mechanics under control.

  9. Central Scrutinizer June 14th, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    I almost hate to say this because I don’t want to jinx us. This has been the most enjoyable and informative night at Lohud in I can’t remember how long. No trolls or bellyaching about ridiculous trades and firing Cash. Thank you guys so much for making this a place to still come and talk yankees. I can’t say enough of how much I enjoy reading SJ’s posts under these conditions. Please don’t ever let anyone ever drag you away from here. Thanks again guys.

  10. Chad Jennings June 14th, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    Extended spring is just like minor league spring training. A lot of intrasquad stuff and games against other extended spring training teams. It’s basically American Legion games with professional baseball players and better umpires.

  11. MTU (aka GBURL) June 14th, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    Chad-

    Who is your favorite Minor league player ?

  12. SJ44 June 14th, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    ray,

    Typical EST day…at least the way the Pirates do it.

    They are on the field by 8:30 for drills and break out into individual (hitting, fielding and pitching) stations.

    Break for lunch…..

    Games in the afternoon. They often play against other teams in their areas.

    Sometimes, they only play games.

    I know the Pirates break it up and gives the guys Sunday’s off, while playing about 2-3 games per week.

    All in all, its pretty boring and these kids are climbing the walls at this point.

  13. GreenBeret7 June 14th, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    Final box score from Tampa Yanks 7-2 win.

    http://web.minorleaguebaseball.....a_tbyafa_1

  14. Chad Jennings June 14th, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    I don’t really have a favorite. I have guys who I know better than others. P.J. Pilittere is a great guy. So is Alan Horne, Greg Golson, Jason Hirsh, Mark Melancon, Jonathan Albaladejo, D.J. Mitchell, Juan Miranda, etc., etc., etc.

    Of the guys I’ve never met and have never seen play, I for some reason like following guys like Damon Sublett, Corban Joseph and Justin Snyder. Guys who have played a lot of positions. I don’t know why but I find myself rooting for those guys without knowing them.

  15. stuckey June 14th, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    It’s the Phil Hughes-free zone here on Lohud today.

  16. MTU (aka GBURL) June 14th, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    Thanks Chad-

    I guess what I really meant was of the guys who you have seen play who impressed you the most in terms of ability ?

    i.e. who is your # 1 prospect and why ?

    Thanks in advance. :)

  17. Rishi June 14th, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    Robinson Cano and Alex Rodriguez will greet fans at Babe Ruth Plaza, just outside Yankee Stadium?s Great Hall along 161st St., from 3-3:30 p.m. on Tuesday. If you’re planning to attend Tuesday night’s Yankees-Phillies game, you may want to get there early for a chance to meet two of the Yankees’ biggest stars.

    Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/blo.....z0qsovIUP8

  18. Joe from Long Island June 14th, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    The mrs. is away on business, so I’m checking the blog here while reading the newspaper, with MLB Network on in the background. This is ideal way to spend an off-night.

    Very interesting interview with Mark Newman that Chad linked to (nomass). I hope he’s right about Melancon, in particular, I’ve been waiting for him for the past three years now, hope my waiting has not been in vain.

    Darn, I turned down tix to tomorrow’s game, can’t make it. Would have loved to see/meet Robbie and Alex.

  19. stuckey June 14th, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    Chad, anyone you can call to get a Andrew Brackman scouting report from this evening?

    A lot of people are going to sit up and take notice of 11k/0BB 6IP stint and you can get out in front of it..

  20. Rich in NJ June 14th, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    I’d like to know what Brackman’s avg FB velo was.

  21. stuckey June 14th, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    Picking up from the last thread – GB, is Montero chasing sliders down and away ala Soriano, or fastballs too?

  22. Joe from Long Island June 14th, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    Well, time for bed. Thanks, everyone, for a fun evening.

    Let’s win one tomorrow.

  23. Chad Jennings June 14th, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    It’s hard not to consider Montero the top prospect in the organization, even with this year’s struggles. I don’t think anyone has passed him in terms of upside. I looks and sounds like Eduardo Nunez has put some things together, so he might be climbing. I haven’t seen him throw much, but Jeremy Bleich seems to have a good head on his shoulders.

    Then there’s the guy who dominated tonight. Brackman seems to have had a night like this coming for a while. It was hard to judge much based on last year because of the Tommy John surgery, but he’s clearly getting closer to the guy the Yankees imagined when they drafted him.

  24. MTU (aka GBURL) June 14th, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    Chad-

    Once again. Thanks for everything. :)

  25. SJ44 June 14th, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    Two starts ago, his velocity was 93-94 and touched 95 on a few fastballs.

    I’d imagine he would be in the same range tonight.

  26. MTU (aka GBURL) June 14th, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    SJ-

    Doesn’t brackman feature a terrific curve as well ?

  27. SJ44 June 14th, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    A scout friend of Pat M’s said the guy everybody would be talking about in the system by the end of the year would be Brackman.

    Sounds like the guy will be right if Brackman keeps it up.

  28. SJ44 June 14th, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    MTU,

    Yes. A bigtime plus pitch for him.

    When I saw him pitch recently, it was nasty. Guys had no chance to hit it.

    Was like it was when I saw him pitch at NC St.

  29. MTU (aka GBURL) June 14th, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    Sj-

    If Brackman hadn’t needed TJ would he have been a #1 pick ?

  30. Rich in NJ June 14th, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    Brackman was projected as a top ten pick before the injury.

  31. GreenBeret7 June 14th, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    Eduardo Nunez is 3-5 with 2 doubles, a triple, a stolen base, a run scored and 2 RBI.

    8-6 scraton leads in the top of the 9th inning. Segovia a Ring were both hit hard. Melacon got the final 2 outs in the 8th inning on a pair of ground outs with runners on 2nd and 3rd.

    Melancon closes the game out, allowing an infield single. What should have been a game ending strikeout, bounced about two feet in front of Montero and the ball kicked off of the heel of his glove to the lefy, and the hitter reached 1st base. Got the next batter to ground out on a 2-0 pitch. He wasn’t real sharp with the control. 24 pitches, only 14 strikes. Montero should have blocked that strike 3 pitch instead of trying to scoop it out of the dirt.

    Here’s the Game Day Box.

    http://web.minorleaguebaseball.....a_swbaaa_1

  32. SJ44 June 14th, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    He probably would have been picked second or third, depending on which team would have wanted to deal with Boras.

  33. MTU (aka GBURL) June 14th, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    last question on Brackman.

    Does he feature anything else beside the FB and Curve ?

    i.e. does he have a 3rd offering ?

    Thanks in advance.

  34. raymagnetic June 14th, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    Thanks Chad & SJ

  35. GreenBeret7 June 14th, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    Bleich is out for the year with shoulder surgery.

    http://bleacherreport.com/arti.....or-surgery

  36. stuckey June 14th, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    So let’s play the Baseball America game, the 2015 Yankees line-up

    CF – Heathcott
    2b – Adams
    C – Romine
    DH – Montero
    LF – DeLeon
    RF – Mesa
    3B – Laird
    1B – Murton
    SS – Nunez

    Brackman
    Betances
    Ramirez
    Stoneburner
    Warren

    Closer: Norton?

    Who’s got edits?

  37. blake June 14th, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    Stuckey,

    the pitch I saw Montero K on was a fastball down and away and well out of the strike zone, it wasn’t a pitch you usually see guys swing at…I’m sure I haven’t seen him as much as GB though.

  38. CB June 14th, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    The yankees as a total organization – from the major league roster on down to the lower minor leagues are on the verge of reaching a tipping point of talent where they are going to extraordinarily difficult for the rest of baseball to deal with.

    The yankees are now efficiently run, systematically organized, have a clear organizational structure with focused priorities.

    And what all that is translating into is what matters – talent.

    The yankees have deployed a series of processes which is producing talent in a regular, systematic fashion.

    Couple that with their resources and ability to fill spots through free agency – it’s a very daunting situation for the opposition.

  39. blake June 14th, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    Nunez was impressive tonight…he has some pop in that bat.

  40. MTU (aka GBURL) June 14th, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    Blake-

    How was Nunez glovework ? How did that look to you ?

  41. blake June 14th, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    Assuming that Brackman stays with the Yankees, is he more likely to project in the bullpen or will they try hard to keep him a starter?

  42. GreenBeret7 June 14th, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    Ugly, ugly defensive game for Charleston with 5 errors.

    Zoilo almonte with a 3 run homer. He’s starting to hit for power, lately.

    He just turned 21. skinny as a rail but fast hands.

    Here’s the final box score.

    http://web.minorleaguebaseball.....x_crdafx_1

  43. MTU (aka GBURL) June 14th, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    CB-
    can you elaborate on what these processes are, and why they are valuable ?

  44. blake June 14th, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    MTU,

    He looked fine to me, I didn’t see him last year though so I don’t have anything to compare. Seems like he’s got some talent though.

  45. GreenBeret7 June 14th, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    In fairness to Montero on the strikeout, the pitcher has a lot of ML time, Vinny Chulk. still not a good pitch to swing at. Chulk, some may remember, throws rather hard and drops down just under 3/4s

  46. pat June 14th, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    Ledger_Yankees Yankees’ Brett Gardner will use protective ring on thumb for rest of season http://bit.ly/aLWC0i

  47. GreenBeret7 June 14th, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    My opinion, which means zero to anyone but me, could be an intimidating presence on the mound late, like Rich Gossage.

  48. SJ44 June 14th, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    Something tells me Gary Sanchez is on that 2015 team.

    He’s the best catcher I’ve seen at his age in a long time.

    Their 5th round pick this year from Lynn University should be the closer over Norton.

  49. GreenBeret7 June 14th, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    My opinion, which means zero to anyone but me, could be an intimidating presence on the mound late, like Rich Gossage.

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

    I meant to make that in reference to Brackman

  50. Rich in NJ June 14th, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    A-Rod will likely be on that 2015 team unless they buy him out.

  51. JK June 14th, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    Yankees legit prospects…

    AAA
    Nunez, ss
    Nova, sp
    Montero, c

    AA
    Adams, 2b
    Laird, 3b/1b
    Romine, c
    Phelps, sp
    Noesi, sp

    A+
    Brackman, sp
    Banuelos, sp
    Betances, sp
    Stoneburner, sp
    Warren, sp
    Joesph, 2b

    A
    Paredes, 3b/2b
    Almonte, cf
    Ramirez, sp
    Heathcott, cf
    Murphy, c

  52. GreenBeret7 June 14th, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    Zoilo Almonte may be in that outfield in 2015 before Mesa is. He has speed, but, needs to learn how to run the bases, better and still strikes out too much and doesn’t walk much….not uncommon with young Latin players the live by the rule” “You can’t walk off of the island.”

  53. stuckey June 14th, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    “A-Rod will likely be on that 2015 team unless they buy him out.”

    I played my own version, just organiztional minor leaguers.

    Hughes would be there for sure if not. And I still expect Cano to be there too.

  54. Jerkface June 14th, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    Melancon throws 93-95 with a heavy fastball, he should be able to get away with mistakes. He isn’t David Robertson. I think he is probably demoralized. He has never had a chance to stick around in the majors and get an extended look. And when he did do well at the end of last year he was rewarded by going back to AAA.

    He hasn’t had a stretch like his current one since being in the system. I don’t think his mechanics got out of whack.

    For how good he is in the minors, Melancon just hasn’t had a good first outing each time up to stick around.

  55. pat June 14th, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    “A-Rod will likely be on that 2015 team unless they buy him out.”

    Tex too.

  56. Rich in NJ June 14th, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    Yeah, I should have realized that, Stuckey. I’m doing too many things at once.

  57. JK June 14th, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    Also…..

    AAA
    Melancon, rp (can’t give up on him yet)

    A+
    Almonte, cf

  58. CB June 14th, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    MTU-

    The yankees finally have a clear organizational structure where different people have focused roles.

    And just as important – individuals have the autonomy to do their jobs.

    One of the striking things about that interview Mark Newman did with NoMass was how he talked about how the yankees had clear lines of organization with clear responsibilities but also how people responsible for different parts of the operation weren’t micromanaged.

    Damon Oppenheimer spends all year focusing on the amateur draft. He’s responsible for it, he has oversight for it because he it’s his area of focus and experitise. In turn, he is the one who makes the draft picks – he is the driver for selecting players. It’s not Newmann and it’s not Cashman even though they are ultimately higher up the organizational leadership than Oppenheimer is. Billy Eppler is not calling up Oppenheimer to tell him who to pick.

    These kinds of simple things were simply unheard of in the yankees organization for decades. It wasn’t until 2005 responsibilities were clarified.

    And now the results of that reorganization are starting to be felt.

    But this is just the beginning. The yankees are getting better at this and their organizational processes are going to continue to get better.

  59. SJ44 June 14th, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    His mechanics have been out of whack for a lot of the season and also hasn’t touched 95 too much this year.

    His fastball also doesn’t seem to have the movement I’ve seen it have in the past.

    Probably a byproduct of his mechanical issues.

  60. JK June 14th, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    SJ44,

    Melancon has been been a mess for weeks now. His fastball command has been all over the place. He was a guy that pounded the zone and would throw 3 innings in 20 pitches. He was 93-95 mph last year, so if his velocity is down I really hope he’s not hurt.

  61. MTU (aka GBURL) June 14th, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    CB-

    Sounds good. Thanks for elaborating.

  62. GreenBeret7 June 14th, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    I wouldn’t put Zoilo Almonte at A+ right now. He has things to work on, but, he has a lot of tools to work with. Grade him when he gets to Trenton.

  63. SJ44 June 14th, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    I don’t think he’s hurt. His mechanics are out of whack and that’s affecting his velocity.

    It was like that in NY and it’s been that way in Scranton.

    I know he and Scott Aldred have been working on staying on top more and not having his arm lag behind.

    His mechanics leave little margin for error. Off a tick, and his command suffers.

    That seems to be the case with him the past month.

  64. stuckey June 14th, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    Not to switch years abruptly, but baseball has got to figure out a way to force Angelos to sell the O’s.

    The atmosphere in Baltimore just has to be toxic. Their talent isn’t THAT bad.

    I mean I know they’re division rivals, but they were once a top-flight organization, what’s happened down there is sad.

  65. JM June 14th, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    MTU –

    This is from like two threads ago, but yes, the 1973 Belmont Stakes was one of the finest performances I’ve ever seen in four decades of watching all types of sports. Still gives me chills to watch the replay.

  66. MTU (aka GBURL) June 14th, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    JM-

    I will never ever forget it either. I doubt very much there will ever be another one like him.

    And by the way, I agree with you and disagree with your Grandfather.

    If MOW and Mr. S went head to head especially in a distance race it wouldn’t even be a contest. ;)

    He was a freak of nature.

  67. JK June 14th, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    The system now has legit prospects from the IFA & draft at every level now. The organizational structure & focus on player development were the 2 biggest things Cash fixed after he FINALLY got full control in May 2005.

    Gardner (NY)
    Hughes (NY)
    Robertson (NY)
    Aceves (NY)
    Joba (NY)
    Cervelli (NY)
    Ohlendorf (PIT)
    Tabata (PIT)
    Jackson (DET)
    Coke (DET)
    Kennedy (ARI)

    The Yankees have alot of players in the majors right now that recently came out of their system. Their system now has alot of credibility with opposing GMs & scouts. Even after trading prospects for Marte/Nady, Granderson, Swisher & Vazquez, Cashman can still sit down with any GM in the league that has a star on the trade market and have a legit conversation.

  68. MTU (aka GBURL) June 14th, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    SJ-

    You mentioned Gary Sanchez earlier.

    Do you consider him an “A” list prospect ?

  69. GreenBeret7 June 14th, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    Rest In Peace, Oscar Azocar. He passed away today at the age of 45. He gave Yankee fans some hope early on in 1990, but, like Kevin naas, it disn’t last.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/new-.....id=5286170

  70. JK June 14th, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    SJ44,

    Any word through back channels on what is going on with Eiland?

  71. JK June 14th, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    GreenBeret7,

    Don’t know if you were responding to my post, but I was talking about the other Almonte @ A+ that is currently hurt.

  72. GreenBeret7 June 14th, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    Secretariat was probably the greatest of all race horses. As big a race horse as you’ll ever see. When he was autopsied, they discovered that his heart and lungs were about half again as big as a normal race horse. They said that it was like a turbo-charger and just sucked in so much oxygen.

    Another great horse was Ruffian. she would have beaten Foolish Pleasure in the match race if she hadn’t broken down. That was a sad sight to see.

    That would have been the race of all time…Secretariate vs Ruffian.

  73. MTU (aka GBURL) June 14th, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    The best way to beat Halladay tomorrow is to try to get to him early.

    He’s deadly once he gets into a rythym.

    And CC. If at all possible bring your “A” game.

    Great discussion in here tonite. I learned a lot.

    Thanks and good night. :)

  74. SAS June 14th, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    Just reading the posts from where I left off. I think Cano will also be on the team in 2015.

  75. stuckey June 14th, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    So in 2106, who’s the best major league catcher named Sanchez?

  76. GreenBeret7 June 14th, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    JK June 14th, 2010 at 11:16 pm
    GreenBeret7,

    Don’t know if you were responding to my post, but I was talking about the other Almonte @ A+ that is currently hurt

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

    Abe Almonte? still not quite an A+.

  77. GreenBeret7 June 14th, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    I’d bunt Halladay to death early and often and try to get a couple of first inning runs.

  78. MTU (aka GBURL) June 14th, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    GB-

    And sadly Secretariat never sired another quite as good as him.

    I was not a particularly big racing fan but the death of such a magnificent animal actually made me sad.

    If he were a ballplayer he would have the speed of henderson, the power of Aaron , and the durability of Ripken all rolled into one.

    If he were a human runner it would be like putting a world class sprinter’s speed into the body of a world class marathoner.

    Combo’s like that are usually reserved for fantasy only. ;)

  79. GreenBeret7 June 14th, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    And whenever possible, sabathia needs to pitch around Utley.

  80. Erica in NY June 14th, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    I know I barely posted today but……

    Good night Yankee people!
    (Some traditions must be upheld)

  81. The Philly Phitins June 14th, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    CC will be CC yawn nothing special, HE WILL THROW 18plus pitches per inning, and Philly will wear him out. We are the Phightins , we want Cano!

    Yankees are you ready to rumble? We are, our true Ace will be on the mound!!

    Go Phitins!!

  82. Jaba tips his Cap June 14th, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    tomorrow night: NYY 6 PHI 2
    good night!

  83. GreenBeret7 June 14th, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    Secretariat sired Horse Of The Year in ’86 (Secret) and ’88 Belmont and Preakness winner, Risen Star. another of his offspring was Smarty Jones. His grandson was Seattle slew. Nobody was going to compete with the old man, though.

  84. Yank1 June 14th, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    Ian Kennedy starts tomorrow in Fenway

  85. joe June 14th, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    CC could no-hit the phillies the way they’re hitting right now.

  86. GreenBeret7 June 14th, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    Secretariat was the Mickey Mantle of race horses. Unmatched speed and power.

  87. GreenBeret7 June 14th, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    It would be fine if the Philadelphia Princess would disappear. She will after this series, never to be heard from again.

  88. Joe Monte June 14th, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    Brackman had a great game tonight:

    6 inn / 5 hits / 1 ER / 0 BB / 11 K’s

    Very encouraging to see him starting to pitch well.

    April: 2 Starts 13.50 ERA
    May: 6 Starts 3.90 ERA
    June: 3 Starts 2.12 ERA

    Overall: 11 Starts 4.75 ERA

  89. Carl June 14th, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    Jesus Montero, C: 3 for 4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K – eight for his last 15 (.533) with four doubles

    Courtesy of RAB

  90. scuff a luff a gus June 14th, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    Chad and Gang,

    Great coverage and content on the day off.

    Love the pictures, and the homage to the old guys. The more I think about the core four the more I love them. It has been so incredible what we have been treated to over the last 15 years. We have been so fortunate to watch and witness these forever to be iconic yanks. Jeter, Rivera, Pettite and Posada.

    Long live the core four, long line the Yankees!

  91. scuff a luff a gus June 14th, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    ***live ***

  92. The Philly Phitins June 14th, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    Yankees won’t get to Halladay, he gives up 1-2 runs, the Phitins will score more. You will chase many innings with no score. The phitins will get to CC early.

    Philli-10 Yankees 2

    Go Phitins!

  93. The Philly Phitins June 14th, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    I’m so sure about Halladay winning Tues, that IF by some remote possibility he doesn’t win, I’ll come by and congratulate the Yankees!

    But…..when the Phitins win, I’ll be here Lmbo saying I TOLD YOU!

    Go Phitins!

  94. The Philly Phitins June 14th, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    I respect the Yankees because they beat the Phitins in the world series

  95. The Philly Phitins June 15th, 2010 at 12:02 am

    Good tru bogus poster, Phitins realize YANKEES stole our title. You won’t here me ever say we respect, and Yankees in the same thought, try again. We want to dethrone You.

    Must whoop Yankees butt.

    Go Phitins!

  96. The Philly Phitins June 15th, 2010 at 12:03 am

    Good try bogus poster, Phitins realize YANKEES stole our title. You won’t here me ever say we respect, and Yankees in the same thought, try again. We want to dethrone You.

    Must whoop Yankees butt.

    Go Phitins!

  97. The Philly Phitins June 15th, 2010 at 12:04 am

    By stole, i mean 3rd base when nobody was covering.

  98. The Philly Phitins June 15th, 2010 at 12:15 am

    That Phitins is fake, I always root for the Phitins even when we don’t have a cameraman anymore to tip pitches to our batters. I also don’t respect the Yankees, who didn’t try to win as much as possible by putting a cameraman in their ballpark also!

    Go Phitins!

  99. Damon enjoy 27....think 28 June 15th, 2010 at 12:16 am

    The lowly Brewers have jumped all over LAA 9-2 with Joe Saunders pitching, he was KNOCKED OUT after 5.2 innings gave up 6 runs.

  100. Damon enjoy 27....think 28 June 15th, 2010 at 12:29 am

    MIL 11, LAA 2 It’s a rout in progress.

  101. jpb1973 June 15th, 2010 at 1:23 am

    Its nice to see that Jorge Vazquez was promoted to Scranton this week and was 2-4 tonight. If he has a good year at Scranton a September callup might be in order.

  102. Nick in SF June 15th, 2010 at 5:59 am

    Can I tell you how bad the Orioles looked at AT&T tonight??

    No, I can’t, I’m half asleep already, but trust me, they looked bad.

    Another twofer, Pat M!

  103. vinny-b (Brett Gardner will never see the bench again) June 15th, 2010 at 6:58 am

    “Ian Kennedy starts tomorrow in Fenway”
    ———————————————–

    image of the fuel compound in Mad Max 2 blowing-up, comes to mind.

  104. blake June 15th, 2010 at 7:14 am

    Its getting to be the time of year where the big man awakens from his slumber….tonight vs the Phils would be as good a time as any. Should be a good game

  105. upstate kate June 15th, 2010 at 7:38 am

    yes, it should be a good match up. I am also looking forward to the battle of the young studs, Hughes and Pelfry!

    I caught a snippet of sports center this am. Kruk was talking about the match up and giving lots of praise to the Yankees for how their young players have stepped up. He also said he thought Girardi should be manager of the year. And then went on to say he thinks the WS will be a rematch of Yankees/Phillies.

    I like IPK, but think the sox will eat him alive :(

  106. MTU (aka GBURL) June 15th, 2010 at 7:41 am

    The Yankees have a chance to further establish their team character in the next 2 series.

    3 really good pitchers against us in the next 6 games.

    Halladay, Pelfrey and Johan.

    Take the next 2 series and I would say we jumped another level.

    Get to Halladay early before he gets a chance to establish a rythym.

    Meanwhile the the Rays have to contend with Atlanta and Florida.

    We can open up a gap. Let’s do it. :)

  107. MTU (aka GBURL) June 15th, 2010 at 7:45 am

    Kate-

    Right now I wouldn’t rate the Phils chances as very good.

    Not unless Doc is going to pitch all of the rest of their games.

    Their pitching is weak. They never should have allowed Lee to get away.

  108. The Philly Phitins June 15th, 2010 at 7:47 am

    blake

    Think of the Yankees as sheep being led to the slaughter, a good old fashioned butt kicking.
    Halladay will bring the Yankees back to earth (and out of 1st) with a beating.

    Did I tell you We Got This game, and how excited all of Philly is to have CC on the mound?
    He won’t last 7 innings, the Phillies say he should be out in 4-5, with over 115 pitches.
    Doc will make CC look like a midseason call up filling in for a regular.

    Yankees are just what the Phillies needed to motivate and wake up their bats and win.

    The excitement in our city is beyond anything we’ve ever seen. Doc is carrying the wishes/weight of Philly on his shoulders, embarrass NYY, humiliate CC, and Doc’s UP FOR TH JOB !!

    Philly has Cano, Joba, Park, and Gaudin in their cross hairs, please use Gaudin please.

    We are th Phitins, and we will win tonight.

    Go Phitins!

  109. blake June 15th, 2010 at 7:48 am

    kate,
    Yea that Hughes/Pelfrey matchup should be awesome. There is so much good young pitching in baseball right now…really an exciting time if you like that sorta thing.

    I’m actually calling Yankees/Braves in the WS.

  110. MTU (aka GBURL) June 15th, 2010 at 7:51 am

    Blake-

    Send Bobby Cox out on a high note. Except for the ultimate victory of course.

    Phitins-

    Bring a change of underwear just in case. ;)

  111. LGY June 15th, 2010 at 7:54 am

    Quick question:

    Does anyone actually care if the Yankees lose tonight. Like care beyond alright well that sucked they lost, but have another game tomorrow?

    Or anything close to say ummm how it would feel to get blown out in Game 6 of the WS?

  112. braves fan June 15th, 2010 at 7:54 am

    Hey Phitins,
    How’s 3rd place taste, right where you belong. Utley and Doc should go ahead and plan their October vacations now.

  113. upstate kate June 15th, 2010 at 7:56 am

    Krukky did say the Phils would have to play much better, not just rely on the occassional HR, it was a qualified guess, hope really, on his part.

    How nice would that be for you Blake if it was the Braves! I would say they have a great shot, as they have Hinske, the WS mascot, on their team.

  114. gfd June 15th, 2010 at 7:58 am

    Man the Brewers took it to the Angels, 12-2 with Saunders on the mound. He gave up 6 gave tuns, his replacement coughed up 5, and the final reliever yielded 1. Aybar injured on a slide to 2nd by a player, with an banged up knee.

    CC will step up tonight, he knows what to do, believe Yankees fans! Drown out the noise that says otherwise.

    Yankees fans it’ll be Deja Vu!

  115. upstate kate June 15th, 2010 at 7:58 am

    LGY-
    :)
    good as he is, Doc can’t pitch all their games! and he actually got touched up the the sox.

  116. MTU (aka GBURL) June 15th, 2010 at 7:58 am

    LGY-

    No but apparently Phitins is all keyed up for it and thinks it matters.

    He seems to pin his whole season on beating the Yankees in one game and fails to see the forest for the trees.

    By the way, my Grandmother throws harder than Jamie Moyer, and he should be on the front porch in his rocker by now.

  117. LGY June 15th, 2010 at 7:59 am

    I have to admit though this Phitins guy is a lot less annoying than most of the trolls on here.

    The conversation between him and his imposter last night with no one else around was pretty entertaining.

  118. MTU (aka GBURL) June 15th, 2010 at 8:01 am

    Kate-

    Kruk is a schmuck. How’s that for an early morning rhyme ? :)

  119. 86w183 June 15th, 2010 at 8:06 am

    MTU — That may be true, but your grandmother’s curveball is flat and easy to hit and she still can’t locate her changeup

  120. blake June 15th, 2010 at 8:06 am

    kate,

    That was my tbinkkng as well.

  121. upstate kate June 15th, 2010 at 8:09 am

    MTU
    I know, that was why I was so surprised that he was praising the Yankees. He also had great things to say about Robbie :)

  122. MTU (aka GBURL) June 15th, 2010 at 8:10 am

    GB said it last night. We need to play some small ball against the Phils tonite.

    The whole left side of their infield sucks. Gregg Dobbs at 3rd and Wilson Valdez at short.

    I’ve seen swiss cheese with less holes and turtles who move faster.

    And don’t forget their top flight catcher with Ruiz out.

    This should be fun. Brett. You feel like stealin a few bases tonite ?

    what a hoot. :)

  123. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos June 15th, 2010 at 8:11 am

    Can someone help me with a ticketmaster question:

    We ordered tickets for SF Giants and LA Dodgers during a trip to CA in August. The Giants tix arrived promptly. The Dodgers tix – no sign of them. Ordered them about a month ago. (I usually opt for e-tickets, so I can print them here and know I have them, but hubby likes “real” tickets so we went that that way this time – NEVER AGAIN.) Do I contact the Dodgers or ticketmaster? I did get an order confirmation which told me I’d get an e-mail when they were going to mail the tickets – never got that either.

  124. mick June 15th, 2010 at 8:15 am

    doreen-isn’t the game in Aug.?

  125. Patrick June 15th, 2010 at 8:15 am

    I’m happy Brackman had a great game but that’s what a 24 year old should be doing in A ball. Until he gets moved up to AA and shows he can hang there I don’t really care what he does.

  126. MTU (aka GBURL) June 15th, 2010 at 8:15 am

    Keys to beating Halladay:

    Be agressive early.

    Play lot’s of smallball.

    Don’t let Utley beat you.

    CC steps up.

    See. That’s the ticket. It’s over.

    Time to send Moyer to Shady Rest so he can live out his days in peace and collect his pension, and dream of the glory days.

  127. SAS June 15th, 2010 at 8:15 am

    Doreen,

    I would do both. I’d call Ticketmaster first, then the Dodgers. Fortunately, you have plenty of time to straighten out this matter.

    Maybe, you can sit in the dugout between Donnie and Joe…lol

  128. mick June 15th, 2010 at 8:16 am

    i see…they take time you’ll get them.
    are u taking gtlu yet?

  129. Chip June 15th, 2010 at 8:16 am

    SJ44 June 14th, 2010 at 8:06 pm
    I had a scout tell me today he feels Heathcott is the best Yankee OF prospect since Bernie Williams.

    He thinks the kid has a chance to be special.
    ———————————————
    Is this the same scout who said that Ruben Rivera was going to be the best OF the Yankees had since Mickey Mantle?

    I’m not (intentionally) mocking SJ or his scout friends, but I saw a lot of posts on the last thread talking about what kind of major leaguer this guy or that guy who is down in the low minors is going to be.

    It’s all well and good to fantasize about prospects but until they hit at least AA I think we can pretty much agree that these guys are way too far away to accurately project.

  130. mick June 15th, 2010 at 8:17 am

    have you coached little league, mtu?

  131. mick June 15th, 2010 at 8:18 am

    Chip
    That could be a SJ imposter that frequents here.

  132. Patrick June 15th, 2010 at 8:18 am

    Be agressive early.

    Play lot’s of smallball.

    I don’t like this lineup being aggressive early but you might be right when it comes to Halladay. Small ball though? No thanks, Halladay gets plenty of outs on his own, the Yanks don’t need to give him freebies

  133. upstate kate June 15th, 2010 at 8:19 am

    MTU
    don’t be hatin’ on the old guys…have to admit I have a soft spot for Wakie too

  134. pat June 15th, 2010 at 8:20 am

    Doreen

    The confirmation number you got should be from Ticketmaster so start there.

  135. vinny-b (Brett Gardner will never see the bench again) June 15th, 2010 at 8:21 am

    The Philly Phitins:

    only 1 problem in your above scenario…

    Game 2, and Game 3

  136. SJ44 June 15th, 2010 at 8:22 am

    Chip,

    All I am reporting is what the guy told me. If you want to reject it, fine by me.

    He was talking about tools and ability to play at this level at such a young age.

    FWIW, the same scout didn’t think much of Ruben Rivera. Thought he was a figment of the Yankees imagination.

    He thinks differently about Heathcott.

  137. mick June 15th, 2010 at 8:22 am

    doreen,
    it’s way too early to panic.
    they will prob come mid to late july.

  138. The Philly Phitins June 15th, 2010 at 8:22 am

    GET THIS THROUGH YOUR HEADS. Today’s game is a prcurser to the WS. Doc will pitch on short rest, HE’S in shape and will go toe to toe with the big one.

    Manuel is plotting his strategy, this game carries weight for Manuel, and Amaro. Halladay was brought here specifically to beat the Yankees, and he has the record to do it.

    You might dismiss tonight as 1 game, but it goes beyond tonight. Doc wants to get in CC’s head so CC knows what to expect in the WS. Charlie said Doc will play multiple games in the Series only. CC will be tired by then! So you see it’s Not just about winning tonight, it has a much deeper ramifications!

    I invite to our blog tonight, http://www.thephightins.com

    Go Phitins

  139. Chip June 15th, 2010 at 8:22 am

    Patrick,

    I half agree with you. I don’t think there’s any reason for Nick Swisher to bunt Jeter over in the first inning, but if we’re a couple of innings in and Ramiro Pena can bunt Gardner to third for Derek with less than two outs – well I’m fine with that because I don’t actually think Ramiro Pena can hit Roy Halladay.

    It’s all about how situations present themselves, don’t force the issue, but don’t let an opportunity pass you by.

  140. MTU (aka GBURL) June 15th, 2010 at 8:24 am

    Kate-

    No hate at all. It’s really compassion. Don’t want guys like Moyer and Wakefield hurting themselves putting on their uni’s or lacin’ their shoes.

    It’s a tough economy. Time to clear some spots for the young guys.

  141. Chip June 15th, 2010 at 8:25 am

    SJ44 June 15th, 2010 at 8:22 am
    Chip,

    All I am reporting is what the guy told me. If you want to reject it, fine by me.

    He was talking about tools and ability to play at this level at such a young age.

    FWIW, the same scout didn’t think much of Ruben Rivera. Thought he was a figment of the Yankees imagination.

    He thinks differently about Heathcott.
    ——————————————-

    Let me be clear please:

    That was not a comment about you or your friend. It was more of a general comment on the way everyone; from Keith Law to the folks at Baseball America to fans will get geeked up over a kid in the lowest levels of the minor leagues knowing full well that for every prospect who grows into Derek Jeter there are 100 can’t miss guys who will never see the majors.

  142. pat June 15th, 2010 at 8:25 am

    Reading through a Philly paper this morning, our new Philly friend is channeling Charlie Manuel. Talk about hyperbole. :shock:

  143. vinny-b (Brett Gardner will never see the bench again) June 15th, 2010 at 8:25 am

    Chip:

    Heathcott will be better than David DeJesus. Write it down

  144. Patrick June 15th, 2010 at 8:26 am

    Chip,

    Agreed, if Pena is playing tonight then he should be treated like a pitcher. If there’s a guy on base bunt him over, if not, take until you strike out looking.

    I am hopeful that Pena isn’t playing and A-rod is back in the lineup.

  145. LGY June 15th, 2010 at 8:26 am

    I don’t think anything is wrong with a scout telling SJ that Heathcott has a chance to be something special.

    What is the scout supposed to do? Tell his team, don’t worry guys, I am going to wait until AA to form an opinion on these kids. Those kids down in A ball, who cares, you can’t project them anyway. It’s his job to think these type of things.

    Nor is SJ using that info to tell someone else they are wrong about something. All he did was share it and I think many find that type of stuff at the very least interesting. Same thing when Pat M shared the thing about Brackman.

  146. mick June 15th, 2010 at 8:27 am

    moyer looks like he’s scratched for game2

  147. MTU (aka GBURL) June 15th, 2010 at 8:27 am

    Patrick-

    before you completely reject the idea of some small ball take a good long look at the left side of the Phillies infield and then get back to me. ;)

  148. Patrick June 15th, 2010 at 8:28 am

    SJ44,

    That’s great to hear about Heathcott. It’s pretty impressive how well he’s doing in A-ball considering he’s a high school draft pick. I’d expect a college kid to crush low-A and hold his own in high-A but not a guy who was in high school this time last year.

  149. vinny-b (Brett Gardner will never see the bench again) June 15th, 2010 at 8:29 am

    “GET THIS THROUGH YOUR HEADS. Today’s game is a prcurser to the WS. Doc will pitch on short rest, HE’S in shape and will go toe to toe with the big one.

    Manuel is plotting his strategy, this game carries weight for Manuel, and Amaro. Halladay was brought here specifically to beat the Yankees, and he has the record to do it.

    You might dismiss tonight as 1 game, but it goes beyond tonight”
    ————————————————————————————–

    cool.

    when is the Phillies organization, re-aquiring Cliff Lee?

  150. mick June 15th, 2010 at 8:30 am

    yanks are not playin small ball

  151. LGY June 15th, 2010 at 8:30 am

    Also just because such a low percentage of prospects make it to the majors does not necessarily mean these scouts are wrong about them at that high percentage.

    There are a myriad of reasons why a prospect won’t make it even if they are/were talented enough. From injuries to immaturity for example.

  152. Patrick June 15th, 2010 at 8:31 am

    LGY,

    To add on to your point, scouts are the sole source of information for guys below AA. They are paid to evaluate young guys like Slade.

  153. mick June 15th, 2010 at 8:31 am

    Manuel is plotting his strategy, this game carries weight for Manuel, and Amaro. Halladay was brought here specifically to beat the Yankees, and he has the record to do it.
    =======================
    So was Lee, how did that work out?

  154. mick June 15th, 2010 at 8:32 am

    You might dismiss tonight as 1 game, but it goes beyond tonight”
    =========================================
    Football mentality.

  155. Erin June 15th, 2010 at 8:32 am

    Happy Birthday to Andy Pettitte!!! :D

  156. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos June 15th, 2010 at 8:33 am

    pat, SAS -

    I will start with TM.

    mick -

    I wouldn’t have started getting nervous about it except the Giants tickets came in the time they said it would; they gave a general delivery time for the Dodgers tickets of 10-14 days and it’s been a month. We do have some time, but it’s getting late early. :lol:

    (Plus I have been placed on SF Giants mailing list and have been invited to everything from tomorrow’s game to voting Giants players to the All-Star team, and have had NO communication from the Dodgers organization whatsoever.)

  157. SJ44 June 15th, 2010 at 8:33 am

    A fan talking smack from a third place NL team isn’t even quality trolling.

    Perhaps the trolls need to go back to using PED’s to step up their games.

  158. MTU (aka GBURL) June 15th, 2010 at 8:33 am

    “yanks are not playin small ball”

    Hey. guess what. Joe Girardi has decided to join us this morning.

    Morning Joe. How’s it hangin’ ?

    Get lost !

  159. mick June 15th, 2010 at 8:34 am

    it’s la la land doreen :)

  160. mick June 15th, 2010 at 8:34 am

    mtu,
    get off the pedestal.

  161. GG June 15th, 2010 at 8:35 am

    Excellent article about Cano in the NY Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06.....s.html?hpw

  162. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos June 15th, 2010 at 8:36 am

    mick -

    Oh, yeah, forgot about that. :roll:

  163. Chip June 15th, 2010 at 8:37 am

    Patrick June 15th, 2010 at 8:26 am
    Chip,

    Agreed, if Pena is playing tonight then he should be treated like a pitcher. If there’s a guy on base bunt him over, if not, take until you strike out looking.

    I am hopeful that Pena isn’t playing and A-rod is back in the lineup.
    ———————————

    My guess on the lineup:

    Jeter
    Swisher
    Tex
    Alex – DH
    Cano
    Posada
    Granderson
    Gardner
    Pena – 3b

    I figure with no obvious DH choice Girardi will give Alex a game, maybe two there so he’ll have had four days off and two half days off to give the hip some more time.

  164. MTU (aka GBURL) June 15th, 2010 at 8:37 am

    trollster-

    you’re the pecker on the pedestal. Go back to sucking your thumb.

    That’s something you would know about.

    You already seem to have taken a vacation from your brain.

  165. Erin June 15th, 2010 at 8:37 am

    GG June 15th, 2010 at 8:35 am
    Excellent article about Cano in the NY Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06…..s.html?hpw

    *************************
    Thanks for the link. I love starting off the day with a Robbie article. :)

  166. mick June 15th, 2010 at 8:39 am

    go back to your little league team

  167. Patrick June 15th, 2010 at 8:39 am

    I figure with no obvious DH choice Girardi will give Alex a game, maybe two there so he’ll have had four days off and two half days off to give the hip some more time.

    Perhaps .. I am hopeful that now Posada can catch the Yanks send M o l e man down and call Miranda up

  168. SAS June 15th, 2010 at 8:40 am

    Goodness knows, I hope we win tonight. I love seeing CC at his best, but this is nothing more than an interleague game in June, which I don’t care for anyway. A lot of people get all hyped up lover these games, but personally I dislike them. They break the rhythm of the season, and frankly I thought that is what the World Series is all about.

  169. JohnC June 15th, 2010 at 8:40 am

    Things are looking up in the farm system with regards to the pitching Dpt. Brackman has turned his season around. Betances is back now. Lets hope he contines to progress the est of the season. Brett Marshall even made his first EXT ST appearance last week, so he is on the road back.Only downer s Jeremy Bleich havingshoulder surgery and out for the season, and probably a good part of next season as well.

  170. Chip June 15th, 2010 at 8:44 am

    Perhaps .. I am hopeful that now Posada can catch the Yanks send M o l e man down and call Miranda up

    Yankees are going to be very careful with dumping Moeller; to send him down they have to designate him out and they know they’ll lose him leaving them with Rene Rivera as the only option if Posada should get hurt again.

  171. mick June 15th, 2010 at 8:48 am

    =======================>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>new thread

  172. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos June 15th, 2010 at 8:48 am

    Am I misremembering that the Yankees played the Phillies early last year, also at the Stadium?

  173. Erin June 15th, 2010 at 8:49 am

    New Post: All-stars at the gate, Girardi on the street, Jay-Z on the stage

    :arrow:

  174. Patrick June 15th, 2010 at 8:49 am

    Chip,

    yeah but you can’t carry 3 pitchers all year. And it’s possible that if they DFA Moeller that he’ll accept assignment, it’s happened in the past.

    And if they really need another catcher I’m sure they can pick someone up. If worst comes to worst, playing Rivera 1 or 2 games out of a month isn’t a big deal. We’ve seen that Girardi has no problem playing Cervelli almost every day.

  175. The Philly Phitins June 15th, 2010 at 8:49 am

    I wouldn’t be here if Andy (defacto Ace of the NYY) or Phil were starting tonight, we respect those two a lot. Your (cough) Ace won’t make the All Star game (funny after all he did in postseason) or your #2 headcase AJ, but Andy (who we greatly admire), and Phil will make the ASG because they are that good.

    We were hoping for CC, AJ, and Javier, they can be beaten! Oh well 2/3 not bad.Aj always gets that one crazy inning, where any team can make him throw a ton of pitches, and cough up runs, before he comes back to earth and settles down. We look for the crack between 1-5 innings, more often it’s 3-5 inning, AJ is like clock work.

    Go Phitins

  176. Patrick June 15th, 2010 at 8:50 am

    Meant to say “carry 3 catchers” obviously

  177. J. Henry Waugh - God Does Not Play Dice, But I Do June 15th, 2010 at 10:17 am

    vinny-b (Brett Gardner will never see the bench again) June 15th, 2010 at 8:25 am
    Chip:

    Heathcott will be better than David DeJesus. Write it down
    /////

    My, my, how bold of you :rolleyes:

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