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Postgame notes: “I don’t feel like myself”

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Notes on Jun 22, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Yankees Diamondbacks BaseballQuick postgame notes tonight this morning.

Most of this goes without saying, but A.J. Burnett has been bad this month. He was terrific in April, and more good than bad in May, but he’s lost all four starts in June and his ERA this month is 10.35.

“I don’t feel like myself,” he said. “I’m not having fun right now. Who would during a stretch like this? The game’s supposed to be fun, and to come out and take the air out of your team right away for a handful of starts, it’s quite frustrating.”

Joe Girardi, Jorge Posada and Mike Harkey all said the same thing: Burnett’s stuff is there, but he’s missing his spots.

“Missed location,” Posada said. “What I’m seeing, I can’t see if it’s delivery or anything, I’m just seeing the location of the pitches is not where it’s supposed to be.”

How much of a role Dave Eiland plays in all of this is hard to say — we’ll get into that a little later — but Burnett says it ultimately falls on his shoulders.

“I think by now I know how to correct it and I think earlier in the year I was correcting it,” Burnett said. “I was slowing the game up, and I was able to get out of jams. Whether I’m trying too hard or everything is speeding up, it comes down to just remembering what it feels like to succeed and keep the positive thoughts rolling and eventually it will turn around.”

Yankees Diamondbacks Baseball• It was a good night for Brett Gardner, who went 4-for-4 and is hitting .422 this month.

• Alex Rodriguez said he felt good after the game, and it certainly sounds like both he and Girardi plan on Rodriguez playing third base tomorrow. “It’s a slow process but I definitely feel like I’m getting better,” Rodriguez said.

• Girardi seemed encouraged by the fact Rodriguez is driving the ball to right-center, he said Rodriguez has looked more comfortable at the plate. Even so, A-Rod’s last homer came on June 3. “I’m not really worried about home runs,” Rodriguez said. “I’m sure at the end of the year I’ll have exactly the number that I have every year. What I’m concerned with is that I’m driving the ball and making good solid contact.”

• Jorge Posada said he feels like he could catch tomorrow, but it’s unclear whether Girardi would be willing to put him out there. My gut feeling is that Francisco Cervelli will be in the lineup for the second game of this series. “It’s getting better and better every time I get out there,” Posada said. “It’s very encouraging.”

• Girardi said he has no plans of skipping a start with Burnett the way he did with Vazquez earlier this season.

• Mark Teixeira has hit safely in 11 of his past 13 games, with a .292 average in that span.

• Some of the Yankees outfielders seem to have trouble picking up the ball in the dome tonight. “They just said it was hard to pick up,” Girardi said. “Maybe it just took a day to get used to. Hopefully it will be better tomorrow but they just thought it was tough to get used to.”

Associated Press photos of Burnett on the mound and Gardner walking into the dugout.

 
 

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76 Responses to “Postgame notes: “I don’t feel like myself””

  1. RalphieD (OPPC) June 22nd, 2010 at 2:37 am

    “It was a good night for Brett Gardner, who went 4-for-4 and is hitting .422 this month.”

    no, this cant be true….its a known fact that gardner is KILLING this team…it is so obvious melky cabrera is leaps and bounds better…gardner has a pretty average sure but he cant hit for POWER…dont’ we all know that power is a must have trait for all yankee players, especially outfielders!…

    his 20+ stolen bases are nothing! he should steal everytime he gets on base!….he should have at least 50 by now!…this guy is too small and too weak to be a productive ML’er…either send him to AAA or let him ride the bench…lets get melky back and right the ship!!!

    (this is a rant brought on by stupid posts by ill-informed/clueless people…gardner is the man!)

  2. YANKEES June 22nd, 2010 at 2:44 am

    I never understood why aquiring this guy was such a priority. He’s just not good enough.

  3. Haiku-man June 22nd, 2010 at 2:44 am

    Can you believe people still have a blind spot to how good Brett has been this year for the Yankees, and want Melky?

  4. Carl June 22nd, 2010 at 2:48 am

    # YANKEES June 22nd, 2010 at 2:44 am

    I never understood why aquiring this guy was such a priority. He’s just not good enough.

    Because we needed two pitchers with Moose retiring and Wang coming off an injury?

  5. RalphieD (OPPC) June 22nd, 2010 at 2:48 am

    “Can you believe people still have a blind spot to how good Brett has been this year for the Yankees, and want Melky?”

    it sickens me…i appreciated melky and everything he did while he was here…but i was always a gardner fan and this year just reinforces that.

  6. Carl June 22nd, 2010 at 2:48 am

    I mean damn it was either him or Derek Lowe.

  7. Pat M. June 22nd, 2010 at 2:51 am

    Rich in NJ took a lot of heat and abuse back in January / February when he said that Gardner would be doing just about what he is doing….I was hopeful but I did see Brett as a 4th outfielder……Glad Rich was right……

  8. Damon enjoy 27....think 28 June 22nd, 2010 at 2:51 am

    AJ
    Might need anxiety medication like Zack Greinke, and I MEAN NO INSULT it helped Zack save his career. Something is really wrong, and Joe/Cashman better address the problem, send him for test.

  9. Rich in NJ June 22nd, 2010 at 2:51 am

    “How much of a role Dave Eiland plays in all of this is hard to say — we’ll get into that a little later — but Burnett says it ultimately falls on his shoulders.”

    AJ wasn’t consistent with Eiland in 2009.

  10. Haiku-man June 22nd, 2010 at 2:55 am

    Ralphie D

    Bret has the 3rd highest OBP in the league, and can work a count.

  11. Carl June 22nd, 2010 at 2:56 am

    # Rich in NJ June 22nd, 2010 at 2:51 am

    “How much of a role Dave Eiland plays in all of this is hard to say — we’ll get into that a little later — but Burnett says it ultimately falls on his shoulders.”

    AJ wasn’t consistent with Eiland in 2009.

    He should still be here.

  12. Nick in SF in Larkspur June 22nd, 2010 at 2:56 am

    Pat M, I will try to find out when Buddy is going… if it’s Friday night I’ll get him in touch with you… CC going for the Yanks on Friday, should be a great atmosphere at Dodger Stadium.

  13. Donnie - Will Meet Ian Kennedy Under the O'Neill Banner June 22nd, 2010 at 3:04 am

    Burnett wasn’t consistent with Eiland, no. But the problem is, he’s consistent this year. Consistently bad. If Eiland can get him back to “inconsistent”, as opposed to “automatic loss”, then we should consider it a victory.

  14. RalphieD (OPPC) June 22nd, 2010 at 3:07 am

    “Haiku-man June 22nd, 2010 at 2:55 am
    Ralphie D

    Bret has the 3rd highest OBP in the league, and can work a count.”

    i know…im as big a brett gardner supporter as anyone…

  15. The Philly Phitins June 22nd, 2010 at 3:11 am

    AJ you made my night, WHAT AN EPIC Phail. If you were playing any above .500 team the would’ve score 20 or more runs, between AJ and Park.

    Hey Yankees now do you see why Philly let Park walk?

  16. Haiku-man June 22nd, 2010 at 3:14 am

    Ralphie D

    Why do you suppose it takes Joe so long to pull a pitcher when it obvious, he’s not on top of his game? Other Mgrs move faster with the hook.

  17. Pat M. June 22nd, 2010 at 3:17 am

    night night yankee faithful……..still no betsy

  18. Carl June 22nd, 2010 at 3:36 am

    Gonna pray for the Yankee offense tonight. Lets help Pettitte get a win.

  19. The Philly Phitins June 22nd, 2010 at 3:39 am

    When AJ gave up those 5 runs in the 1st, I never seen such a mass exodus, so many Yankees ran for the hills, AWAY FROM THIS BLOG.

    You boast great brags about the Yankees, but run the whole lot of you, when they crash and burn. A Phitin would support the team, and never run scared.

    Bret Gardner should leadoff, when he’s on base it’s hard for him to try and steal, with Jeter smacking at the first pitch!!

  20. YanksfaninPA June 22nd, 2010 at 3:44 am

    Gardner is WAY better then Melky. Look Melky is batting only in the 250′s and the NL is suppose to be easier to hit.

  21. The Philly Phitins June 22nd, 2010 at 3:47 am

    Carl
    If anyone could help the Yankees, it would be him, if he were so inclined, but….

    Your’re on your own, the Yankees are going down in phlames!

  22. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos June 22nd, 2010 at 7:25 am

    I was a Gardner skeptic. Couldn’t be happier to be wrong.

  23. blake June 22nd, 2010 at 7:33 am

    Yanks played a bit like a team with jetlag last night. Not making excuses but an off day yesterday would have been much more beneficial than Thursday.

    As for AJ, I really think the Yankees need to beat him over the head this offseason with the need for him to develop and use a 3rd pitch.

    His location was terrible last night but that really doesn’t tell the whole story to me. At present he only has two pitch types for hitters to think about, fastball and breaking ball (hitters are likely taking the change out of the equation because he just doesn’t throw it very often). Big league hitters can recognize a fastball vs a curveball and when they see fastball out of his hand they are attacking it because they have no doubt that’s what it is. He can get by with it when he hits spots but when he doesn’t he’s getting hammered.

    I think it would really help him if he had another pitch that mimicked a fastball, whether it be change, split, or cutter and he needs to throw it enough to where hitters have to consider it.

    That little split second of doubt when they recognize “fastball” would give him more deception and allow him to get away with missing spots more often. JMO

  24. upstate kate June 22nd, 2010 at 7:34 am

    GGBG was certainly a bright spot last night

  25. upstate kate June 22nd, 2010 at 7:36 am

    espn showed where Po set up his glove and where AJ actually threw the ball. They blamed a lack of communication, but really it is just AJ missing his spot

  26. This is on Cashman! June 22nd, 2010 at 7:42 am

    Kim Jones’ interviews are bordering on painful. The questions she asked AJ were so ridiculous. She’s supposed to bring us information that we can use or normally wouldn’t get. Asking AJ if he’s frustrated or disappointed is like asking him if he enjoys breathing fresh air. I’m not saying she should be fired, but she needs to do a better job coming up with questions.

  27. blake June 22nd, 2010 at 7:43 am

    Kate,

    Your right, he was missing down the middle often and when hitters recognize pitches early and they are down the middle…you get what happened last night, even against bad teams.

  28. sunny615 June 22nd, 2010 at 7:56 am

    I’m glad I didn’t stay awake to watch this debacle… So what happened with Eiland? And when is he coming back?

  29. MTU (aka GBURL) June 22nd, 2010 at 7:58 am

    Blake-

    Agree with you about the need for AJ to expand his arsenal.

    The irony is he already has what he needs to do it.

    It’s called a CU.

    He is just too stubborn to throw it , or lacks confidence in it.

    He also has a very good 2 seamer to induce ground balls.

    It’s getting a little late in the game to teach an older dog new tricks.

    When his location is off, or one his bread and butter pitches is not working AJ is dead meat.

    It’s been that way all along with him.

    He also has fairly complicated mechanics which further compounds the problem.

    Unfortunately, right now, AJ is Forrest Gump on the mound.

    He will get out of it at some point. He’s this month’s Vasquez.

    I actually feel sorry for him right now.

  30. 86w183 June 22nd, 2010 at 8:00 am

    AJ’s biggest problem is that he isn’t throwing the curve balll for strikes often enough. Hitters are laying off it so it’s not accomplishing much. Add to that the refusal to mix in the change and you have a vvry predictable guy out there.

    Park is not surprising to me considering this is his sixth team in six years. The guy has always been occasionally good and occasionally awful and overall mediocre at best.

    Other than Vazquez’ recent good starts the Yanks off season is not looking very impressive right now. In fact the only top flight off season decisions appears to be choosing Gardner over Cabrera and I’m not sure that wasn’t as much a financial decision as a talent evaluation.

    Oh well, the three best records in baseball are all in the AL East so it’s probably going to be pretty stressful going forward.

  31. MTU (aka GBURL) June 22nd, 2010 at 8:01 am

    Kate-

    You are so right about GGBG. I am happy to be wrong about him.

    I am a little concerned about that thumb. So far so good. Hope he can hold off on the surgery to fix it until the off season.

    He is absolutely tremendous right now. I was thrilled to see him bunt for a hit. He should do more of that when appropriate.

  32. MTU (aka GBURL) June 22nd, 2010 at 8:05 am

    Hitters have slumps and so do pitchers. AJ is in one right now. He will just have to work his way out of it. And he will. It’s ugly for the moment.

  33. Shame Spencer June 22nd, 2010 at 8:05 am

    “He’s this month’s Vasquez.”

    This made me laugh :) I wonder who its gonna be next month..

  34. MTU (aka GBURL) June 22nd, 2010 at 8:07 am

    Shame-

    I don’t even want to go there. I’m hoping for synchronized greatness from everyone.

  35. MTU (aka GBURL) June 22nd, 2010 at 8:09 am

    The most consistent thing about AJ is his inconsistency.

  36. blake June 22nd, 2010 at 8:10 am

    MTU,
    I agree, I feel bad for him as well. As 86 said, when you don’t have confidence in a 3rd pitch and can’t get your breaking ball over consistently then you really narrow down the choices for hitters to look for…combine that with bad location and you have struggles. For whatever reason AJ just doesn’t think he Needs that other pitch, and if he has perfect command then he probably doesn’t. The problem is that he’s not a control guy, never has been. Therefore, he doesn’t have much of a plan B when he’s not locating his fastball.. Just a bad night last night (except for the amazing Brett Gardner of course)…wipe it off the books and win tonight.

  37. upstate kate June 22nd, 2010 at 8:17 am

    I am hoping they win a few for me. One of my MA sisters has a camp about an hour away from me, and I am spending the next 2 days there. It will be ugly if the sox go ahead of us!

  38. MTU (aka GBURL) June 22nd, 2010 at 8:18 am

    Blake-

    That’s about all you can do. Start over again tonite. SJ said it very succinctly the other day when he called AJ “the most expensive #5 in baseball”. That’s what he is right now. He is what he is. He is capable of stretches of greatness but also this.

    Gotta take the bad with the good when it comes to AJ. He was the best that was out there when we needed someone.

    turn the page. Won’t be here for a day or two. Mini vacation. Hold the fort. We really need all 5 guys to be competitive so we can maintain our edge in the white heat of the AL East. It will come together ( I hope). :)

  39. MIke RI June 22nd, 2010 at 8:19 am

    Pitchers go in slumps too ….and thats exactly what Burnett is in .. But because he’s so inconsistent his slumps look even worse !

    Hang in there AJ . . Just believe in your stuff .. and battle through it .

  40. blake June 22nd, 2010 at 8:20 am

    Well the Dbacks have a good pitcher pitching tonight so that should bode well for the Yankees :)

  41. MTU (aka GBURL) June 22nd, 2010 at 8:22 am

    Kate-

    It could happen. Gotta focus on the long term though. We have the rotation and offense to pull away at some point. Health, or lack thereof, has caused some problems. We have done remarkably well in spite of our issues. This bodes well going forward. :)

  42. BFKAD June 22nd, 2010 at 8:23 am

    I was a big fan of the AJ signing when it happened, but this is sad to see. It’s like he is so lost on the mound he has struggled before the game starts. It has to be mechanical but with that delivery it isn’t much of a stop and go through the motions type thing, he allows for too many variables. I think he’s already tried slowing things down seeing as he is only throwing in the low 90s at best.

    Best thing for him would be to skip his next start and establish him as the 4th or 5th guy in the rotation for him to figure things out.

  43. blake June 22nd, 2010 at 8:23 am

    MTU,
    Have a safe and fun trip. :)

  44. daver June 22nd, 2010 at 8:23 am

    Upstate Kate…is the camp in the Berkshires? I’m live in the Berkshires…. If so, don’t worry…there are Yankee fans here.

  45. MTU (aka GBURL) June 22nd, 2010 at 8:24 am

    Blake-

    It’s just a reverse split. Better against the good ones than the bad lately. Whatever it takes.

  46. Bryan June 22nd, 2010 at 8:25 am

    “I don’t feel like myself”

    What does Busnett mean?? He looks exactly like the pitcher he has always been either good or pathetic with no in between

    He is the Nancy Drew of pitching as someone so eloquently said last night

  47. MTU (aka GBURL) June 22nd, 2010 at 8:27 am

    Blake- Thanks. You take care too. It could get ugly in here. People need to realize it’s a long season. A marathon. It takes endurance and perserverance. The winner has it. And enough good fortune.

  48. Erin June 22nd, 2010 at 8:34 am

    It’s weird that AJ has had such a bad June, considering it’s AJ Burnett month on my NYY calendar. :(

    It’s frustrating to watch, but he’ll turn it around. I felt really bad for him last night.

  49. SJ44 June 22nd, 2010 at 8:36 am

    If you can get two outs in an inning and can’t finish the inning, it has nothing to do with stuff.

    If his stuff was bad, it would get hit earlier in innings.

    His problem is twofold: Location and between his ears.

    His location is horrible right now and when bad things happen it mushrooms because his head isn’t able to calm down and limit damage.

    They don’t have any other option but to work with the guy and try to get him through this.

  50. Ron June 22nd, 2010 at 8:36 am

    He was very good in Toronto vs Yankees and Boston. This is very disappointing as I was one who thought AJ was a good signing. Way to go Gardner ! I hope this keeps up for him.

  51. Billy D June 22nd, 2010 at 8:36 am

    “It’s just a reverse split. Better against the good ones than the bad lately. Whatever it takes.”

    Speaking of splits, one slightly bothersome feature of this year’s team is how Red Sox-like the home/road splits are for the offense. The Yankees are scoring 6.2 runs per game at home compared to 4.65 (still a pretty good number) on the road. They lose 40 points in battting average, 100 points in slugging and nearly 140 points in OPS when on the road. Long way to go, of course, but the team has played just under 45% of both their home and road schedules. One of the great features of the 2009 Yankees is that they were equally devastating at home (460 runs, .858 OPS) and the road (455 runs, .822 OPS). Not so much with this group so far, which may go some distance towards explaining the 18-17 road record, which while decent by the standards of many teams, is rather pedestrian by Yankees standards.

  52. blake June 22nd, 2010 at 8:37 am

    Don’t think you can skip AJ’s next start with Hughes also being skipped nor do I think that’s really an answer with him. He’s just as likely to throw 8 shutout innings next outing as he is to give up 7 runs again…I thinl you just have to hope he finds his location with the fastball and is then able to throw his curve in ahead in the count situations.

  53. Jeter's Edge (In Blaz'n Copper!) June 22nd, 2010 at 8:42 am

    What did happen to Dave Eiland???? Do we have any idea? Death in the family? Is he sick?

  54. blake June 22nd, 2010 at 8:43 am

    Sj,
    Fake SJ was running rampant last night as you can imagine.

  55. SJ44 June 22nd, 2010 at 8:46 am

    A lot of the hitting issues come from the lineup being in disarray for the past six weeks.

    The injuries and the slumps have really caused the offense to be inconsistent.

    They have also spent more time on the road than at home which also hasn’t helped.

    Its pretty clear the two glaring needs on the club right now is another bat and an arm in the bullpen.

    Even as bad as AJ has been, you never have 5 starters firing on all cylinders.

    However, the lack of another bat and an arm in the pen really hurts this team.

    The late inning tack on runs limits comeback opportunities and there are just too many nights this offense gets shutdown by bad pitchers. Last night being another example.

  56. SJ44 June 22nd, 2010 at 8:47 am

    Blake,

    I didn’t even look at the game thread last night. Figured it would be a disaster.

  57. The Philly Phitins June 22nd, 2010 at 8:49 am

    Couldn’t happen to a more deserving team, The (so called) BEST TEAM in baseball got egg on their faces thinking it was a cake walk series. I told you AJ would meltdown. My new favorite team to take care of the Yankees.

    AZ might be in the bottom of their division, but they are ranked high as far as team home runs.
    I hope they bring you to your knees with humility with a sweep. Go AZ!!

    IF YOU WANT TO WIN, GET TO THE PEN, (unless AJ is pitching,) he’ll do it all by himself.
    Last nights game was lost in the 1st inning,Yankees were shell shocked, and Joe is clueless for a remedy.

  58. SJ44 June 22nd, 2010 at 8:50 am

    Its amazing this idiot is still posting here. It really is.

  59. upstate kate June 22nd, 2010 at 8:52 am

    daver
    no, its on Tupper Lake…there are plenty of Yankee fans up here, not however at my sister’s camp!

  60. BFKAD June 22nd, 2010 at 8:53 am

    Where does the bat and the arm come from?

    Who do we give up for both?

    Could the bat be fixed internally?

    I feel like any available bat will be an old veteran with good POP and no avg.

  61. Shame Spencer June 22nd, 2010 at 8:55 am

    What arms from AAA are most likely to help us out in the second half of the season?

  62. blake June 22nd, 2010 at 8:55 am

    SJ,
    I lurked around for a couple of innings just to see….it was 4 hours of jibberish..

  63. Billy D June 22nd, 2010 at 8:55 am

    “They have also spent more time on the road than at home which also hasn’t helped.”

    They’ve played 35 at home and 35 on the road thru 70 games and were at home for 16 of their last 23. I do see your point on the injuries, but it’s still the same battered group OPS’ing .860-something at the Stadium and .730-something everywhere else.

  64. BFKAD June 22nd, 2010 at 8:58 am

    Yawn, phillies trolls are so boring. However, I applaud him for being awake at 9 am after graveyard shift at Chuckie Cheese.

  65. Billy D June 22nd, 2010 at 9:01 am

    “I didn’t even look at the game thread last night. Figured it would be a disaster”

    Nooo! There was some true brilliance. One said, let’s just trade Burnett to Seattle for Cliff Lee straight up. Others were certain Atlanta would give up some good prospects for him. Some wanted him sent to AAA.

    I think the fake SJ wanted him drawn and quartered and/or sold into slavery.

  66. SJ44 June 22nd, 2010 at 9:03 am

    I don’t see anybody in AAA that’s going to help them. I think any pitching and/or hitting help is going to have to come from outside the organization.

  67. Erin June 22nd, 2010 at 9:04 am

    Billy D June 22nd, 2010 at 9:01 am

    Nooo! There was some true brilliance. One said, let?s just trade Burnett to Seattle for Cliff Lee straight up. Others were certain Atlanta would give up some good prospects for him. Some wanted him sent to AAA.

    I think the fake SJ wanted him drawn and quartered and/or sold into slavery.

    ******************************

    :lol:

    I started cracking up at the “send him to AAA”.

  68. SJ44 June 22nd, 2010 at 9:07 am

    Did somebody really write trade AJ to Seattle for Cliff Lee? lol

    That is true brillance.

    I bet Jack Z in Seattle is just waiting for that phone call! lol

    Imagine being a fly in the wall in his office when he calls ownership on that trade offer….

    “We can get AJ Burnett and all we have to do is give up Cliff Lee”!!

    Out of the mouths of babes……….

  69. Fran (the original) and OPPC member June 22nd, 2010 at 9:09 am

    AJ seems to have switched places with Javy. AJ is having the same struggles this month that Javy had in April.

  70. The Philly Phitins June 22nd, 2010 at 9:11 am

    Yankees going down, nothing idiot about that, your team is on the ropes. They better start takeng more than 1-2 pitches per at bat, or some pitcher is going to go 9 innings, against the BEST TEAM in baseball and shut them out.

    Yankees are w/o a DH in a NL park, when the Yankees bats are silent they don’t know how to manufacture runs. Andy lost a gem last time out because of the silent bats.

    I like Andy, but hope you are defeated your’re arrogance is comical. No team is afraid of the Yankees. You might stumble to postseason, but you won’t be in the WS!

  71. BFKAD June 22nd, 2010 at 9:13 am

    I know everyone seems to like Soria, but his his contract even worth KC getting rid of?

  72. Billy D June 22nd, 2010 at 9:17 am

    “I know everyone seems to like Soria, but his his contract even worth KC getting rid of?”

    Not unless they got a ridiculous package back. His deal is club friendly thru at least 2012 ($6M option), and they have options for the ’13 ($8M) and ’14 ($8.75M). His 2011 salary is only $4M.

  73. LGY June 22nd, 2010 at 9:21 am

    “How much of a role Dave Eiland plays in all of this is hard to say — we’ll get into that a little later — but Burnett says it ultimately falls on his shoulders.”

    ———————————————-

    Please don’t tell me this blog is going to turn into it is Dave Eiland’s fault or even partly responsible that AJ has stunk lately.

    Last year it was Posada’s fault. This year better not be Eiland.

    I have never seen people make so many excuses for a player. It is 100% AJ Burnett. This is who he is.

  74. Erin June 22nd, 2010 at 9:24 am

    New Post: How much does A.J. Burnett miss Dave Eiland?

    :arrow:

  75. Yankee Trader June 22nd, 2010 at 9:28 am

    SJ44-

    Didn’t enjoy your imposter last night, until I turned off the TV with us down 6-1, long after I quit the posting.

    If Burnette’s excuse is, “I don’t feel like myself,” what is Chan Ho Park’s excuse?? We definitely need another “reliable” bullpen arm, as the Yankees shouldn’t count on Aceves being able to contribute the rest of this season.

    As far as Burnett being untradeable, there is one option, that I don’t agree with, is to take on another onerous contract, like another headcase, Carlos Zambrano, or his teammate Soriano. In all likelihood we’re stuck with that contract.

  76. Boss Ton June 22nd, 2010 at 11:53 am

    Sweet first inning! Sox are idle and still gain ground! Like I said before: “Here come the Sox!” Best team in baseball since April 22nd!

    ……much to your dismay


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