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Culver signing official

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jun 18, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

See what happens when you go for a haircut on this beat? You’re 20 minutes late on the draft pick signing news. Buster Olney says Cito Culver signed at slot. Here’s the press release from the team.

The 17-year-old Culver, out of Irondequoit High School in Rochester, N.Y., batted .561 (37-for-66) with 10 doubles, five triples, nine home runs, 38 RBI and 20 walks in 22 regular season games this past season as a high school senior, according to his school’s Web site. He also had a .933 fielding percentage, committing just eight errors in 120 total chances, helping lead his school to the Monroe County Division title. Named his team’s most valuable player in each of the last three seasons, Culver was also a three-time all-county selection and an Under Armour All-American.

Last summer, Culver played on the Yankees’ Area Code team, working out at Yankee Stadium and participating in a tournament in California. Baseball America rated the shortstop as the third-best prospect out of the state of New York. Under his high school bio page, Culver lists his favorite baseball team as the New York Yankees and one of his favorite baseball players as Derek Jeter.

“We are very excited to get Cito signed so quickly and get him out on the field to begin his development as a Major League prospect,” said Damon Oppenheimer, Yankees Vice President of Amateur Scouting.

Culver was just the second high school shortstop drafted by the Yankees (also C.J. Henry in 2005) in the first round since the organization selected Derek Jeter with the sixth overall pick in the 1992 First-Year Player Draft. 

Also, in case you missed it, the Yankees have signed utility man Eric Bruntlett to a minor league deal. He started at third base for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre last night. He’s never hit much in the big leagues, but Bruntlett can play everywhere and there are certainly much worse backup backups out there.

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128 Responses to “Culver signing official”

  1. Erin June 18th, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    Good for Culver :D

  2. Billy D June 18th, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    “…but Bruntlett can play everywhere and there are certainly much worse backup backups out there”

    What higher praise?

  3. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos June 18th, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    Welcome to the Yankees, Cito. :)

    The following people have submitted lineups for today’s GTLU so far:

    Erin
    Trevor

  4. Joe from Long Island June 18th, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    I can’t get Sweeney’s tweet, due to the filter at work. I’ve read that it was at slot. If so, Bud will approve it quickly and he can get to the field – GCL, right?

  5. m June 18th, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    Good news. No drama queen behavior here. Bruntlett sounds like a good pick up, especially of alex can’t get healthy.

  6. CR9 'We Stomped You Out' June 18th, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    Watching the end of the Lakers again ! It’s so fun to see Doc Rivers cower over to Phil the Thrill to shake his hand like a phony ! HA HA ! All that badgering of the refs didnt help you in the end Doc !

  7. SJ44 June 18th, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    Joe,

    He already approved it which, is why they can announce the signing.

  8. Joe from Long Island June 18th, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    Doreen – Thanks for reminding me –

    jeter ss
    swish rf
    tex 1b
    alex dh
    cano 2b
    posada c
    curtis cf
    russo 3b
    brett lf

    javy p

  9. Joe from Long Island June 18th, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    Sounds logical, SJ, thanks.

  10. m June 18th, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    Why did howard leave the goal on that second score? He went so far out. Same thing with Germans.

  11. CT23 June 18th, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    i dont think curtis gets the start vs the lefty

    Jeter SS
    Swisher RF
    Teixeira 1B
    Rodriguez DH
    Cano 2B
    Posada C
    Gardner CF
    Russo 3B
    Huffman LF

  12. just_another_handle June 18th, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    With all the concern about Arod and his hip, are we possibly witnessing Albert Belle II?

    Anyone know if the two injury wise are similar?

  13. look i changed my name again June 18th, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    m June 18th, 2010 at 12:59 pm
    Good news. No drama queen behavior here. Bruntlett sounds like a good pick up, especially of alex can’t get healthy.
    **************************

    Don’t they already have enough no hit decent glove backup types already? The yankee bench is infested with them as is AAA.

  14. m June 18th, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    Look, not at 3B. Right now we’ve got a SS manning third. If Laird was in AAA, he’d be up IMO.

  15. Abe Peterham June 18th, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    Thanks D
    jeter ss
    swish rf
    tex 1b
    alex dh
    cano 2b
    posada c
    curtis cf
    russo 3b
    Gardner lf

  16. look i changed my name again June 18th, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    Russo?

  17. m June 18th, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    I thought pena played there yesterday . Anyway if it’s russo then isn’t he more of a middle IF (2B)?

  18. Warning Track Power June 18th, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    Jeter-SS
    Swisher-RF
    Tex-1B
    ARod-DH
    Cano-2B
    Posada-C
    Granderson-CF
    Russo-LF
    Pena-3B

  19. Dave in VA June 18th, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    My guess is they wanted a veteran utility guy at SWB in case someone else on the 25-man gets hurt. Cusick needs more ABs and wasn’t getting them in SWB, and was nowhere near ready to be called up to NY in an emergency.

    “Culver was just the second high school shortstop drafted by the Yankees (also C.J. Henry in 2005) in the first round since the organization selected Derek Jeter with the sixth overall pick in the 1992 First-Year Player Draft.”

    “Just”? How often do high-schoolers get picked in the first round to start with, and how many of those are infielders let alone shortstops? One team picking three high school 6′s in the first round over 20 years seems a little on the high side of average, if you ask me.

  20. Erica in NY June 18th, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    Jeter SS
    Swisher RF
    Tex 1B
    A-Rod DH
    Cano 2B
    Posada C
    Granderson CF
    Pena 3B
    GGBG LF

    Thanks Doreen :-)

  21. look i changed my name again June 18th, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    i think they’re all interchangeable but russo plays 2nd, 3rd and OF, pena plays 2nd, ss and 3rd (and a bad OF)- bottom line both are lite in the hitting department as is bruntlett

  22. Warning Track Power June 18th, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    here is my thinking.
    ARod assumes the DH role one more time before he takes 3B back tomorrow. i can’t see him playing 3B today and again tomorrow(day game after a night game).

    i also see Granderson and Gardner getting “a day off” vs one of the lefties this weekend.

    very possible that Jeter gets the nod at DH on Sunday. if ARod plays 3B that day and Posada catches.

  23. m June 18th, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    AL East Leaders in the Sport Center queue.

  24. vblade June 18th, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    Hughes vs Pelfrey should be a dandy.

  25. Erica in NY June 18th, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    Erin-

    EW’s 15 Greatest Pop Culture Puppets!

    http://www.ew.com/ew/gallery/0,,20355856_20394446_15,00.html

  26. m June 18th, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    Ugh. Just pointing out their thursday phailures.

  27. CR9 'We Stomped You Out' June 18th, 2010 at 1:29 pm

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

  28. upstate kate June 18th, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    GTLU
    SS Jeet
    RF Swish
    1B Tex
    DH Alex
    2B Robbie
    C Po
    CF Grandy
    3B Russo
    LF GGBG

    thanks Doreen

  29. Erin June 18th, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    Erica in NY June 18th, 2010 at 1:28 pm
    Erin-

    EW?s 15 Greatest Pop Culture Puppets!

    http://www.ew.com/ew/gallery/0…..15,00.html

    ****************************
    How cool-thanks for the link!! :D

    Although, I would have had Sesame Street, The Muppet Show and Fraggle Rock as numbers 1, 2, and 3. But that’s just me.

  30. Bryan June 18th, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    I am not a Met fan

  31. vinny-b (Brett Gardner will never see the bench again) June 18th, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    top NYY prospects (in order)

    1) Montero
    2) Romine
    3) Heathcott
    4) Nunez
    5) Ramirez
    6) Brackman
    7) Banuelos
    8.) Adams
    9) Laird
    10) JR Murphy

  32. pat June 18th, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    Cowbells don’t fill the annoying quota for one state?

    craigcalcaterra The Marlins are giving fans vuvuzelas to the first (snicker) 15,000 fans tomorrow. http://tinyurl.com/2dh7zed #hbt

  33. Erin June 18th, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    pat June 18th, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    craigcalcaterra The Marlins are giving fans vuvuzelas to the first (snicker) 15,000 fans tomorrow.

    ************************************
    I am really glad I won’t be at that game. ;)

  34. Fran (the original) June 18th, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    Hi Doreen,

    Here is my line-up

    Derek SS
    Swisher RF
    Tex 1B
    ARod DH
    Robbie 2B
    Jorge C
    Granderson CF
    Gardner LF
    Pena 3B

    Thanks :)

  35. NYY626 June 18th, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    Jetes SS
    Swish RF
    Tex 1B
    Alex DH
    Cano 2B
    Jorge C
    Curtis CF
    Russo 3B
    GGBG LF

    Thanks Doreen!

  36. Erica in NY June 18th, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    Erin June 18th, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    How cool-thanks for the link!!

    Although, I would have had Sesame Street, The Muppet Show and Fraggle Rock as numbers 1, 2, and 3. But that?s just me.
    ***********

    I agree. In fact, my list probably would have been more like:
    1. Ernie
    2. Bert
    3. Cookie Monster
    4. Fozzie Bear
    5. Gonzo
    6. Miss Piggy
    7. Grover
    8. Oscar the Grouch
    9. Big Bird
    10. Kermit the Frog

    (Please note: Kermit should be higher, but I am too lazy to change my numbering. LOL)

  37. ac1 June 18th, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    If Alex’s fielding becomes an issue, one day he can be the full time DH if Brandon Laird becomes ML Ready.

  38. ac1 June 18th, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    for all GTLUers, it would appear that with arod not in the field, there is a platoon where pena faces righties and russo lefties. so if the starter is righty, pena will be starting.

  39. ac1 June 18th, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    top NYY prospects (in order)

    1) Montero
    2) Romine
    3) Heathcott
    4) Nunez
    5) Ramirez
    6) Brackman
    7) Banuelos
    8.) Adams
    9) Laird
    10) JR Murphy

    __

    Zach McAllister?

  40. OddJobb June 18th, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    Why does everyone in Philly beat their wives, children and pets?

  41. ChrisAutriche June 18th, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    Fielding percentage is a stupid stat, but using “He also had a .933 fielding percentage, committing just eight errors in 120 total chances” as a positive seems a little far-fetched. That looks pretty bad to me, albeit in a rather small sample.

    Lineup (might as well take part for the first time):
    SS Jeter
    RF Swisher
    1B Tex
    DH ARod
    2B Cano
    C Posada
    LF GGBG
    CF Granderson
    3B Russo

  42. Phil the Thrill June 18th, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    Cito signing right away is great. Comrade Bud wil always rubber stamp a slot deal, and Cito taking slot lets the Yanks use more of their budget to lock up the kids who need overslot. Cito not holding out for double slot, probably means we will get 2 more high upside preps signed. It’s a good move all around. Welcome to the Yankees, Cito!

  43. Ed H. June 18th, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    just_another_handle June 18th, 2010 at 1:10 pm
    With all the concern about Arod and his hip, are we possibly witnessing Albert Belle II?

    Anyone know if the two injury wise are similar?

    _____________________________

    IIRC, Albert had an arthritic hip deterioration.

  44. pat June 18th, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    No one offered me a $954,000 summer job the day I graduated high school. :wink:

  45. RayVT June 18th, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    SS Derek Jeter
    RF Nick Swisher
    1B Mark Teixeira
    DH Alex Rodriguez
    2B Robinson Cano
    C Jorge Posada
    CF Curtis Granderson
    3B Kevin Russo
    LF Brett Gardner

  46. Erica in NY June 18th, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    On a side note, its a sad day for Spaghettios

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/201.....ios_recall

  47. Erica in NY June 18th, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    pat June 18th, 2010 at 2:16 pm
    No one offered me a $954,000 summer job the day I graduated high school.
    ************

    The $4.75 an hour I was making then seemed real good to me

  48. Erin June 18th, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    Erica-love your list. Especially Ernie and Bert as 1 and 2. My list would be pretty much the same-I think I’d just have to add Floyd and Boober Fraggle. And Grover. But I don’t think I could take anybody off that list, so I’d just have to have a top 13 I guess. LOL :)

  49. Erica in NY June 18th, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    Curtis Granderson’s latest Yahoo blog entry-
    Talkign about the feeling of being called up to the majors

    http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/bl.....ng-content

  50. Erica in NY June 18th, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    Erin June 18th, 2010 at 2:21 pm
    Erica-love your list. Especially Ernie and Bert as 1 and 2. My list would be pretty much the same-I think I?d just have to add Floyd and Boober Fraggle. And Grover. But I don?t think I could take anybody off that list, so I?d just have to have a top 13 I guess. LOL

    **********

    LOL. Thanks. I could have kept going, but ranking muppets is like trying to choose between your children. And I was at #10 when i realized I forgot Kermie.

  51. Erin June 18th, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    Erica in NY June 18th, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    LOL. Thanks. I could have kept going, but ranking muppets is like trying to choose between your children. And I was at #10 when i realized I forgot Kermie.

    ************************
    I agree, it is an impossible task.

    BTW, did you hear that the Muppets are getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame?!!!

  52. pat June 18th, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    “On a side note, its a sad day for Spaghettios”

    Uh oh!

    (credit to Craig Calcaterra for that joke)

  53. Erica in NY June 18th, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    Erin June 18th, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    I agree, it is an impossible task.

    BTW, did you hear that the Muppets are getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame?!!!
    *************

    No!!!! But its about time :-)

  54. whatever June 18th, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    I pend 680 dollars for my tickets tonight, THE YANKEES BETTER GIVE ME A GOOD PERFORMANCE.

  55. Pat M. June 18th, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    I keep waiting for a report that John Lackey feels a twinge in his right elbow, however he’s been giving the Bosox even more than they expected…..For all those here who were burying Boston back in April, guess what ???

  56. pat June 18th, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    “I pend 680 dollars for my tickets tonight, THE YANKEES BETTER GIVE ME A GOOD PERFORMANCE.”

    or what?

  57. pat June 18th, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    Pat M

    We’ve all seen this movie too many times to have buried Boston in April. Talent usually rights itself if given time and Boston has talent.

    The injuries have hurt them as much as the Yanks.

  58. UnKnown June 18th, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    GTLU

    Jeter SS
    Swisher RF
    Tex 1B
    Alex DH
    Cano 2B
    Posada C
    Granderson CF
    Russo 3B
    Gardner LF

  59. Erica in NY June 18th, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    Poll time:

    Manny in Boston
    a) Cheers
    b) Boos
    c) Indifference

  60. Billy D June 18th, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    “I keep waiting for a report that John Lackey feels a twinge in his right elbow, however he’s been giving the Bosox even more than they expected”

    I’d bet the Red Sox might disagree a little. His wins and losses are fine, but his ERA is a quarter of a run higher than the league average and his WHIP and K/BB ratios are flat out poor. Could be argued he’s been a little more lucky than good, though he’s been a little better recently.

  61. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos June 18th, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    The following people are playing GTLU so far:

    Erin
    Trevor
    Joe from Long Island
    CT23
    Abe Peterham
    Warning Track Power
    Erica
    upstate kate
    Fran (the original)
    NYY626
    ChrisAutriche
    RayVT
    Unknown

    Please let me know if I’ve missed your lineup. Thanks.

  62. Pat M. June 18th, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    Erica…. I’ll go with Cheers, only because I like Sam & Diane

  63. Billy D June 18th, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    Erica:

    I’m going with CHEERS for the 1st at bat.

  64. Pat M. June 18th, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    Billy D……Considering he went from Anaheim Stadium to Fenway Park, I’d say he’s done a better than average job

  65. MTU (aka GBURL) June 18th, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    Pat M.-

    The Sox are ranked 9th out of 14 in the AL in pitching.

    Only Buch and Lester have been performing.

    here’s the others :

    Lackey = 4.53

    Dice-K = 4.59

    Beckett = 7.29

    Wakefield = 5.42

    They aren’t catching us with that pitching staff unless we fall apart.

  66. Erin June 18th, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    Erica in NY June 18th, 2010 at 2:42 pm
    Poll time:

    Manny in Boston
    a) Cheers
    b) Boos
    c) Indifference

    *************************
    I saw “Cheers” and immediately thought you were conducting a TV poll. LOL

    I’ll go with c.

  67. SportsGeek June 18th, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    Great news for Culver… Now let’s get him in uniform and let him start working his way up the ladder!

    …. A few comments about the current starters:
    1. Tex- just have some fun hitting some slow pitches, then some faster ones.. just have some fun at it… then when it’s gametime, just relax and hit the da_n ball!!
    2. ARod- some more rest maybe; some clarity on what ails ye; some treatment?; 15 days on the DL?
    3. Granderson- I don’t know; figure out what kind of pitches and what kind of pitchers you are hitting and not hitting; don’t bat 2nd, you’re not ready for that in NYC
    4. Jetes- do you have an ailment you aren’t mentioning?; do you need a few extra days off?; should you be taking a few more pitches?
    5. Pena, Thames- JG/Cashman- Don’t we have any better alternatives available in AAA? Can we give some other guys a chance?

    ========
    On the plus side, plus comments for Girardi:
    1. Cano- doing great!! MVP… just keep enjying the game and doing whatyoure doing.. JG-keep him batting 4th!!
    2. Gardner- great job!.. I’ve always had faith in you.. JG- stop platooning him.. sheesh!! Why do you do it? He’s the 2nd most consistent guy on the team right now.
    3. Swish- I like him batting 2nd!! or maybe 3rd, if Girardi moves Tex down

    Lineup suggestion:
    Gardner
    Jeter
    Swish
    Cano
    Posada
    ARod
    Grandy
    Cervelli
    Tex

  68. Erica in NY June 18th, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    Erin & Pat M

    LOL.. I miss that show. Its hard to even find reruns of it these days

  69. MTU (aka GBURL) June 18th, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    Pat M-

    2 more things while you’re here.

    1 Great call on YMH.

    2 The Sox are coming into a very difficult portion of their schedule.
    They are going to have to buck it up if they want to hang.

  70. Erin June 18th, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    Erica in NY June 18th, 2010 at 2:51 pm
    Erin & Pat M

    LOL.. I miss that show. Its hard to even find reruns of it these days

    ****************************
    They’re on the Hallmark Channel! I was just watching Cliff’s appearance on Jeopardy the other day. Classic. :)

  71. tk June 18th, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    “I keep waiting for a report that John Lackey feels a twinge in his right elbow, however he?s been giving the Bosox even more than they expected”

    I remember you wondering how his curveball would play in Fenway (specifically in the cold weather). Historically the curve has been Lackey’s most valuable pitch, worth 12 runs above average in ’07, 16 runs in ’08, 4 runs in ’09, and -7.8 runs in ’10. Aside from his 4.5 ERA, Lackey is sporting career highs in BB/9 (3.81) and WHIP (1.58), as well as a career low K/9 (5.05).

  72. Billy D June 18th, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    We’ll agree to disagree Pat M. I think he’s giving them innings (6.3 per start on average), but not necessarily quality innings. He’s been living dangerously and for the most part getting away with it. Even over his last 5 starts, where he’s 4-0 with a 3.62 ERA, he’s allowed 52 basrunners 32 innings. That’s awful.

    I’d argue he’s having his worst year as a major leaguer to this point, 2003 as a possible exception.

  73. Pat M. June 18th, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    MTU….I’m not suggesting that they’ll catch the Bombers….What I was attempting to convey is that the reports of their demise was greatly exaggerated……They are in the playoff hunt ……I never for a minute believed they wouldn’t …..

  74. ac1 June 18th, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    2. Gardner- great job!.. I’ve always had faith in you.. JG- stop platooning him.. sheesh!! Why do you do it? He’s the 2nd most consistent guy on the team right now.

    ___

    Uhh. Gardner hasnt been platooned since early April.

  75. MTU (aka GBURL) June 18th, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    Pat M.-

    Sorry if I misconstrued what you meant.

    Gotcha now.

    Hope your wife is doing better. :)

  76. SportsGeek June 18th, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    GTLU

    (the “automatics” are the ones that {virtually} never change. I did put in “hints” just in case my intention was not clear):
    automatic (Jeter SS)
    Swisher RF
    automatic (Tex 1B)
    automatic DH (ARod- well, he’s usually automatic 3B except recently)
    Cano 2B
    Posada C
    Granderson CF
    Russo 3B
    Gardner LF
    Vazquez P

    Thank you Doreen

  77. david cone's camera face June 18th, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    john rothstein of espn radio has the worst wieny voice for radio i’ve ever heard. oh my god it’s terrible.

  78. ac1 June 18th, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    And i would argue arod has been consistant too. Besides the power being down, he is still in the top 10 in RBIs. I dont care about 50 homeruns. If he can bring in 120 RBIs on 15 homeruns, good.

    I’d be very happy with .290/15/120 from AROD.

  79. Wave Your Hat June 18th, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    The Sox are strange. They are beating the good teams and getting beat by the bad teams. They are scoring about as many runs as we are, but pitching about a half run a game worse. They don’t seem to be lucky as they are basically right on their pythagorean projection, and they are 1-7 in extra inning games.

    Yet, they are only 2 games behind us.

  80. ac1 June 18th, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    Well Wave, the good thing to take from that is there are more bad teams than good. Yankees have faced a lot of the good teams already and are still best in baseball. we havent whooped on KC, Seattle, Arizona, etc…..

  81. Pat M. June 18th, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    MTU….She’s doing great , Thank’s…..

  82. ac1 June 18th, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    … yet

  83. m June 18th, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    I’m anxious to see how the Sox play in the upcoming stretch. Lots of road games, how will they play away from the monstah? A lot of those singles, “doubles”, and HR will be fly ball outs.

  84. Everyone sucks except SJ and CB and Doreen June 18th, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    GTLU

    Jeter
    Swisher
    Tex
    Arod 3B
    Cano
    Posada DH
    Granderson
    Cervelli C
    Gardner

  85. SportsGeek June 18th, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    ac1- You’re right. The 4 days when he was recently out were due to thumb injury concerns. (Same reason Jun 1 and Jun 4?) I just want to have him in there every day if at all possible!!

  86. Erin June 18th, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    JackCurryYES Omar Minaya is thrilled with 18-6 run by Mets, but told me, “I think we’re still going to be better.”

  87. MTU (aka GBURL) June 18th, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    It’s a funny thing because this year the Yankees are a much better team at home than on the road.

    IRCC last year we were much more balanced.

    The Rays, on the other hand, appear to be a very good road team so far this year.

  88. SJ44 June 18th, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    We will know more about the Sox when they hit the part of the schedule that has them on the road for 24 of 31 games.

    How they come out of that will give us a better idea of what kind of team they are this year.

  89. Wave Your Hat June 18th, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    “It’s a funny thing because this year the Yankees are a much better team at home than on the road.”

    There’s a lot of luck/chance involved in those home/road splits from year to year. Sometimes I think we all read too much into them.

  90. MTU (aka GBURL) June 18th, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    Wave-

    Your the #’s guru. I was merely noting it as a bit interesting. Nothing more. :)

  91. Wave Your Hat June 18th, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    MTU-

    I wasn’t criticizing you, your bringing it up just started me thinking why would the Yanks be such a good road team one year and not a good road team the next? We can’t put all the blame on Curtis and Nick, can we? I know, let’s blame Javy! :)

  92. Wave Your Hat June 18th, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    I just checked. At home, Javy is 3-1, on the road he’s 3-4. So we can blame Javy!

  93. Erin June 18th, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    RiverAveBlues The Marlins are going to allow vuvuzelas to the games in their weekend series against the Rays. Advantage: Yankees.

    :lol:

  94. Billy D June 18th, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    “I just checked. At home, Javy is 3-1, on the road he’s 3-4. So we can blame Javy!”

    Can’t blame Javy for 6.5 runs per game at home and 4.67 per game on the road….can we?

  95. MTU (aka GBURL) June 18th, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    Wave-

    I didn’t take it that way for a moment.

    I was just saying that I am not good at interpreting the meaning of the numbers.

    Javy is cured Wave. Can’t blame him. People will just have to find a new scapegoat to throw under the bus. :)

  96. Rishi June 18th, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    RiverAveBlues The Marlins are going to allow vuvuzelas to the games in their weekend series against the Rays. Advantage: Yankees.
    5 minutes ago via Echofon

  97. Wave Your Hat June 18th, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    “Can’t blame Javy for 6.5 runs per game at home and 4.67 per game on the road….can we?”

    Don’t be defeatist, Billy D. We LoHudders can do anything we want if we put our mind to it. :)

  98. MTU (aka GBURL) June 18th, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    Rishi-

    serves ‘em right for using all those stinking cowbells ! :)

  99. MTU (aka GBURL) June 18th, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    Rishi-

    And I hope they get after those stinking Thundersticks next. :)

  100. Rishi June 18th, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    I KNOW!! will be nice to see how they respond some of the most irritating noise in the world when trying to concentrate!

  101. Billy D June 18th, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    “Don’t be defeatist, Billy D. We LoHudders can do anything we want if we put our mind to it”

    Which is why I put it in the form of a question. Wanted to make sure blaming Javy was still cool……….though I have to admit, I no longer blame the oil spill on him.

  102. vblade June 18th, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    Mets’ starters are pitching over their heads. As soon as they come crashing back down to their former selves, the Mets will be back where they belong, in 4th right beside the Nationals in the standings.

    ERA:

    Pelfrey Last Month: 1.50
    Career: 4.25

    Niese Last Month: 1.57
    Career: 4.24

    Not to mention R.A. Dickey can only ride NL batter unfamiliarity for so long.

  103. MTU (aka GBURL) June 18th, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    Rishi-

    The audiologists in the area are gonna have a field day !

    They must be just licking their chops.

    That ought to put a few more Mercedes in the driveways. :)

  104. MTU (aka GBURL) June 18th, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    Rishi-

    I can just see it now.

    Joe Maddon says “say Whaaaaaaaat ump ? ” :)

  105. Rishi June 18th, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    :) I just like the idea of smart fans knowing when to and not blow those stupid things – shouldn’t be a constant sound…just when the Rays need to be distracted :)

  106. KPB June 18th, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    Erica

    Cheers also comes on every week day on WGN

  107. MTU (aka GBURL) June 18th, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    Rishi-

    Those vuvuzelas produce approx. 140 db’s of noise = a jet taking off.

    The humar ear begins to experience damage at a sustained 90-95 db.

  108. Wave Your Hat June 18th, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    Time for the noise-cancelling headphones.

  109. EricNS June 18th, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    Good news – hope he succeeds because if the Yanks played as well as they have drafted in the 1st round they would be just like the O’s

  110. MTU (aka GBURL) June 18th, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    Wave-

    I think you favor getting another RH bat for the OF. Anybody in particular interest you at this moment ?

  111. Rishi June 18th, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    MTU – i had no idea! i don’t know anything about that stuff!

  112. austinmac June 18th, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    I would not be happy to be attending a Marlins’ game with those horns irrespective of which team I was pulling for. That is a stupid decision that I hope doesn’t spread.

  113. MTU (aka GBURL) June 18th, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    austin-

    I hope things are going better for you. :)

  114. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos June 18th, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    Guess The Line Up is Now Closed for Today.

    Thanks to everyone who played. :)

    And Good Luck!

  115. LGY June 18th, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    Do the vuvuzelas really bother people that much?

    It is just background noise.

  116. MTU (aka GBURL) June 18th, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    LGY-

    Look at my comments above.

  117. Wave Your Hat June 18th, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    MTU-

    I would like a RH bat, but the problem is there aren’t any available right now that I like a lot. Kearns has been hitting well and could be got, I guess, but his glove isn’t what it once was, and I’m also afraid that once the Yanks get him he’ll turn back into the pumpkin he was in 2008 and 2009.

    I like the idea of trying to get Cody Ross from the Marlins, on the theory he became expendable when the Marlins called up Mike Stanton, but the Marlins probably aren’t ready to move him yet.

    So while I’d like a RH hitting OF, I don’t know where to get one right now.

    I will say that back in the winter I wanted Cashman to sign Jonny Gomes. If Cash would just listen to me!

  118. Rishi June 18th, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    they sound like a pack of buzzing bees…very annoying/distracting

  119. Billy D June 18th, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    “Do the vuvuzelas really bother people that much?”

    I can’t find sound sleep without the buzz of the vuvuzelas.

  120. LGY June 18th, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    MTU,

    I don’t know if I have bad ears or something, but I barely notice them watching these WC games. Especially since soccer matches are usually loud in the background.

  121. Lenny June 18th, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    The Mets goin to sweep u clowns this wknd. Nice offense you got against good teams! LMAO

  122. Erin June 18th, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    LGY June 18th, 2010 at 3:58 pm
    Do the vuvuzelas really bother people that much?

    **************************
    I know they’d bother me. Extremely annoying.

  123. Joe from Long Island June 18th, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    “I know they?d bother me. Extremely annoying.”

    Kind of like trolls and twits….

  124. Erin June 18th, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    Ledger_Yankees No linep yet; waiting to see on A-Rod who could play 3B or DH. He’ll be out taking grounders.

  125. Erin June 18th, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    Joe from Long Island June 18th, 2010 at 4:04 pm
    ?I know they?d bother me. Extremely annoying.?

    Kind of like trolls and twits?.

    *****************************
    Exactly! LOL

  126. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos June 18th, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    LGY -

    They were REALLY bad. I am used to tuning out background noise and I couldn’t block out that noise at all. Steady buzzing, and it was pretty loud with no let up at all. It could drive a person crazy!!!

    :)

  127. Erin June 18th, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    New Post: Lineup waiting for Alex

    :arrow:

  128. MTU (aka GBURL) June 18th, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    Wave-

    Again. I’ll let you do the interpretation on this but the Yankees are on pace to hit approx. 100 fewer hrs. this season though they have
    scored the most runs (I think).

    With Tex, Grandy and Alex hitting so few dingers thus far (that will change I hope).

    Another power bat to play some OF and DH might be interesting as
    extra insurance.

    Maybe that is what Thames is supposed to be though ?

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