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Dave Eiland coming back Tuesday

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jun 27, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Pitching coach Dave Eiland will return to the Yankees on Tuesday.

Eiland has been away to handle a personal matter. Joe Girardi said there have been talks for the past three days that Eiland might be close to returning. He’ll join the team in New York.

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146 Responses to “Dave Eiland coming back Tuesday”

  1. Mars June 27th, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    Nice… now AJ will finally pitch well again

    Good news.

  2. Weez June 27th, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    FINALLY.

  3. sam June 27th, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    Really great! Expecting more blogs like this.

  4. Carl June 27th, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    About time.

  5. JeterHughesJoba June 27th, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    Tim Linecum pulled for a pinch hitter in a 4-1 game in the bottom of the 3rd.

    Imagine that!

  6. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 27th, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    Oh yay, good news!

    Eiland is coming back just in time for Phil vs. Lee, lol.

    Seriously, I’m glad things are better with Dave – the team missed him personally and professionally even if it didn’t show up in the stats.

  7. NYY626 June 27th, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    The Giants took out Lincecum after 3 innings. Ouch!

  8. Pat M. June 27th, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    Where’s Erica ???

  9. Laura • AJ needs a hug! June 27th, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    I wonder if he pushed up his return to handle AJ’s issues.

  10. Ramey June 27th, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    Scutaro is on fire for the Sox. He keeps getting on base.

  11. Joe from Long Island June 27th, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    Good news about Eiland. For both the team and his family situation, whatever it was. Hope things worked out well for him. Chad, if you’re reading, please pass along our good wishes to him.

    Pat M – I’d guess Erica’s out at the beach. It’s a hot and humid one here on the Island.

  12. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos June 27th, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    Repost – I’m sorry I didn’t see the new thread(s). :)

    The Mets have no pitching??

    They’ve already pitched 10+ shutouts this year. No one EXPECTED their pitching to be any good, and maybe it’ll only be good for a limited time (the remainder of this season or less), but no doubt about it, their team is playing very well. People who hate the Mets want them to stink, but right now, they do not.

    ***************
    Glad to hear that Eiland is coming back. I hope it means that his family situation has been resolved at least for the time being in a satisfactory manner. I wish him and his family well.

  13. Laura • AJ needs a hug! June 27th, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    So what happens if Eiland returns and AJ still stinks?

  14. Bronx Jeers June 27th, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    Time for Lestah to give up some runs.

  15. Arno June 27th, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    Woohoo!!

    I actually mixxed seeing him come out. Mike Harkey just doesn’t seem like he has the same respect by the players.

  16. SJ44 June 27th, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    The 5:11 post in the other thread isn’t mine.

    Looks like we have another imposter on the loose in here again.

    I’m going out for the evening.

    Any posts after this one do not belong to me.

  17. Erin June 27th, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    Very good news!! :)

  18. Carl June 27th, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    Martinez has just been removed

  19. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 27th, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    Where do you get that idea from, Arno? The pitching has not exactly gone to he** in a handbasket. Now, the Yankees need a PC and Harkey is not that, but as to lack of respect – I seriously doubt that’s true.

    Sox are tough as nails; their offense is just very, very good……they are getting production from players that is completely unexpected.

  20. xyz June 27th, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    Do these people who mock Lester realize he overcame cancer?

    Why don’t they mock Lance Armstrong while they’re at it.

  21. ty June 27th, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    It is just a shame that no team has been able to take any type of advantage of the Sucks’ injuries.

  22. THE TRUTH June 27th, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    Re: Yankees Looking for a bat

    Any chance the Yankees can get Marlon Byrd?

    I think he would be a great fit. Can play the outfield and DH.

  23. ty June 27th, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    “Why don’t they mock Lance Armstrong while they’re at it.”

    If he plays for the Sucks, we would.

  24. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 27th, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    Right, because the Yankees haven’t had any of their own. We’ve had just as many as the Sox – and the Sox are still in 3rd. The Rays are the team that has had zero injuries.

  25. ty June 27th, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    It is just a shame that I eat the Sucks’ ass like Bob Ryan.

  26. Phil Columbus June 27th, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    Who was mocking John Lester? It’s great that he battled cancer and won. Still can say he and the Sox suck. He still is the enemy.

  27. Joe from Long Island June 27th, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    Arno, how would you know that? From watching TV? Unless somebody’s planning a new book, we have no idea of what goes on in the clubhouse.

    Speaking of TV, MLB Network just ran a spot on BJ Upton’s history of not hustling, last year, this season, and in today’s game. Maddon’s trying to put a good spin on it, but I don’t know. Incidents like that, coupled with an offense going nowhere, makes for an unhappy and longggg season.

  28. Laura • AJ needs a hug! June 27th, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    The Cubs won’t be interested in moving Byrd. It’s Soriano that they want to dump.

  29. ty June 27th, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    I will be leaving the site shortly. ty

  30. ty June 27th, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    Giants kneeling down for the Sucks again.

  31. ty June 27th, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    Lestah escapes a jam.

  32. YANKEES June 27th, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    Any rumors as to why he was out?

  33. ty June 27th, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    Sucks shot a Lince-cumstain on the Giants.

  34. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos June 27th, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    Going out to see a show tonight. Enjoy the game all. :)

  35. Mars June 27th, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    Sox are actually in 2nd place, if they win today.

  36. ty June 27th, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    Come on Giants. Show some signs of life.

  37. ty June 27th, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    Enjoy the show. We’ll enjoy a Dodgers win. :)

  38. Joe from Long Island June 27th, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    Doreen – enjoy your trip.

  39. 86w183 June 27th, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    Ban TY from the site.

  40. Yanks76 June 27th, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    ty June 27th, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    Come on Giants. Show some signs of life.

    ————–

    I think you’ve got an impostor.

  41. Giuseppe Franco June 27th, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    The White Sox have really fattened up on the NL. They were barely a .500 team against AL opponents.

    That’s a team that doesn’t scare me at all. Beating up on paper tigers right now. They’ll come back down to earth.

    As for the Red Sox, Pedroia hasn’t even been out for 48 hours. Let’s see how they overcome losing him for a month or more. He and Youkilis are the heart and soul of that offense.

    Losing Laptop for any length of time would be a killer as well.

    They have far more issues than the Yankees do. And it’s not even close.

  42. Dark Dante June 27th, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    The Mets have no pitching??

    They’ve already pitched 10+ shutouts this year. No one EXPECTED their pitching to be any good, and maybe it’ll only be good for a limited time (the remainder of this season or less), but no doubt about it, their team is playing very well. People who hate the Mets want them to stink, but right now, they do not
    ====================

    Ah it’s done with mirrors Doreen. I’ll give you this Pelfrey and Niese have exceeded expectations but Santana has not only struggled but his velocity has been noticeably down a tick and he may be in a transitional stage in his career where he’ll have to become more crafty in order to maintain consistency. Despite they are only a game out of first in the NL East, there is a ton of concern right now in Met-land about their ace.

    The Mets have already lost two guys who were thought of as essential to the pitching rotation in Oliver “Dopey” Perez and John Maine. I would be surprised if either of those two guys saw the majors for the remainder of 2010. Ollie is a headcase and Maine can’t seem to stay healthy. They replaced them with Takahashi and Dickey who so far have pitched well but quite honestly neither of those guys have a reputation to make you think they are going to be solid down the stretch. They are the equivalent to Sidney Ponson and Darrell Rasner for The Yankees in 2008. They won a few games for us but eventually the league caught up to them and well one is in Japan and I don’t exactly know where Ponson is right now.

    If The Mets get Lee or another front line starter it’s a different story but I think this whole pitching rotation is smoke and mirrors. The Mets have caught a lot of cold teams whether it was early on with The Dodgers and Braves…in May with facing a injury riddled Yankees team and a cold Phillies ballclub that was missing Jimmy Rollins at the time. You can throw The Tigers and Twins into that mix as well with the implosion of Verlander earlier in the week and The Twins going through a cold stretch this past week that saw them swept by The Brewers.

    Quite frankly looking at what I just posted. I’m not impressed.

  43. CB June 27th, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    Yankees trade for Cliff Lee.

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/.....r-lee.html

  44. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 27th, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    GF, Buchholz is fine – just a hyperextended knee.

    I’m just saying that they have a terrific offense and should be given credit for that…….I like their offense a lot. Maybe they can or can not overcome Pedroia’s loss, but to date their offense is a lot more dangerous than ours.

    I agree about the Sox – though the Tigers and Braves are good teams.

  45. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 27th, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    So now someone is impostering CB – sheesh.

    Let me clarify my comments. If the Yankees big guns were hitting, I wouldn’t have a problem, but I don’t know that Jeter will bounce back in the 2nd half, that Tex will rebound to his usual power #s or that Alex is healthy.

  46. whatever June 27th, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    GET DEJESUS NOW

  47. Lighthouse June 27th, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    In interleague play, the Mets won a series from the Yanks, Tigers, and Twins – all playoff contenders.

    They swept the Dodgers, swept the Phillies, swept the Braves, swept the Marlins, won series against the Giants and Padres.

    They are suspect on the road, but they have more than proven their worth at home. It’s not like they have beat up on the Nationals and Pirates to get their record. They have won series from some of the best in the league.

    I hope it is smoke and mirrors, but it sure doesn’t look like it.

  48. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 27th, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    No, the Mets are definitely good. If Dickey and co. fall apart, that’s one thing, but you have to look at the results they are getting – that’s all you can go by. The offense is obviously good as well……

  49. Jason22 June 27th, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    Corban Joseph went 4-6 with 4 doubles in the Tampa game with 2 RBIS, including the game winning run in the 14th inning.

    Now hitting .311.

    He’s not getting any of the ink with all the pitchers down there, but besides Jesus, he is probably the best pure hitter we have in the minors.

    I hope whatever is going on with Eiland and his family, the situation is a little better now for him to be coming back.

  50. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 27th, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    Ok, obviously you can tell which of those comments is not from me. I’m out for a bit, so any comment from now until then is NOT me.

  51. Don June 27th, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    “If the Yankees big guns were hitting, I wouldn’t have a problem, but I don’t know that Jeter will bounce back in the 2nd half, that Tex will rebound to his usual power #s or that Alex is healthy.”

    That’s what it comes down to and what is different from last year.

    At this time last year, we had no questions about the offense. Everyone was having good years and even A-Rod who missed a month had 17 HRs by the break.

  52. ty June 27th, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    Well, the game in SF is over. I hope the offense shows up tonight for Kershaw.

  53. Rick D June 27th, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    Did Tim M. say on the broardcast last night that Eiland had a death in the family.

  54. Yanks76 June 27th, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    Betsy – Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 27th, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    Ok, obviously you can tell which of those comments is not from me. I’m out for a bit, so any comment from now until then is NOT me.

    —————————-

    You know an impostor could have posted this.

  55. whatever June 27th, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    Granderson will go his usual 1-5 tonight, probably 0-5 against the lefty. THE GUY NEEDS TO BE TRADED NOW.

  56. jpb1973 June 27th, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    I don’t know if anyone has posted this yet, but…if not…Dellin Betances had another very good outing pitching today for Tampa of the GCL. In 5 innings he gave up 0 runs, 2 hits, 1 walk and 6 strikeouts. We need more good news like this!!!

  57. Pat M. June 27th, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    CB, I was told earlier this week by a former Mariner player that the Mariner’s had dispatched 2 talent evaluators to report on the Yanks minor league system…..Now is there any Seattle players ( other than Lee ) that could have peaked Cashman’s interest, or is this about Cliff Lee in 2011 or July of 09 ????/

  58. BIG AL June 27th, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    A report in The New York Post by George A King III, suggests that the Mariners are expecting that the Yankees to pursue Cliff Lee at the trade deadline. A source familiar with the Mariners thinking believes that they would want one of the Yankees minor league catchers along with Eduardo Nunez.

    The Yankees though probably aren’t expected to give up top catching prospect Jesus Montero, who was ranked the #4 prospect in Baseball America’s Top 100. They also have Austin Romine, who is ranked #86 by Baseball America. New York most likely wouldn’t give up any of their top prospects unless they were sure Lee would sign an extension with the team.

    The Mariners have been in attendance for the Yankees farm system games, scouting their prospects very closely. We’ve reported here before of the Yankees interest in Cliff Lee in free agency next summer. With the contract of Javier Vazquez coming off the books and an expected retirement of Andy Petitte, the Yankees would have more than enough money to pursue Cliff Lee to join the rotation.

    Lee is 4-2 with the Mariners this season in 8 starts with a 2.77 ERA this year.

    _____________________________________________________

    Better here than with the Twins, he could be the difference maker come fall. Still would hate to give up top talent, if we could get him as FA.

  59. raymagnetic June 27th, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    Pat M,

    That’s not the real CB.

  60. cs in la June 27th, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    CB, what are you talking about?

  61. BIG AL June 27th, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    Do the Twins have enough to keep him from going FA if they get Lee?

  62. raymagnetic June 27th, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    I would trade Romine and Nunez for Lee in a NY minute and then try to flip AJ to the Mets who could afford AJ’s salary. Not sure they would want the headache but I would certainly try to do that if I were Cashman.

  63. Giuseppe Franco June 27th, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    I make it a point not to believe anything George King says. Or read anything he writes for that matter.

  64. whatever June 27th, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    When are the Yankees going to trade Granderson and get a centerfielder in here who can hit BOTH LEFTIES AND RIGHTIES?

  65. BIG AL June 27th, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    Not that sure about giving up Romine, he may be the catcher of the future, at a tough position. Montero can hit, but not sure he’s good enough on D

  66. vey June 27th, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    Mieacles still happen, AJ surely needs his help.

  67. whatever June 27th, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    trade Granderson to the Mariners in the Lee deal

  68. CA Dave June 27th, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    “I would trade Romine and Nunez for Lee in a NY minute and then try to flip AJ to the Mets who could afford AJ’s salary. Not sure they would want the headache but I would certainly try to do that if I were Cashman.”

    If only we were so lucky to pull off that trade.

    Omar isin’t even that dumb to take Burnett

  69. BIG AL June 27th, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    M’s are trying to cut salary. Why would they want Granderson?

  70. Irrational Thinker June 27th, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    Granderson might be a guy the Ms like… he has a lot of power and can play LF.

    We get his contract off the books and could sign Crawford instead AND have Lee.

  71. whatever June 27th, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    The Mariners are also DESPERATE for offense… they’ll take Granderson.. and we should be looking to get rid of this headcase before the rest of MLB catches on and realizes that he’s not good.

  72. G2 June 27th, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    Trading Granderson for Lee wouldn’t count as paying twice.

  73. Joe from Long Island June 27th, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    Hi, ray, hope you’re well.

    I wouldn’t do that, I think it’s a bit shortsighted, but, that’s just me.

    I think that the trade price for Lee will be less than that (not just for the Yankees, but in general – remember, young catching talent is at a premium in the game), Cash doesn’t like to pay twice, and I still think AJ will turn it around.

    Now, since we’re fantasizing here, maybe Nunez and Adams. That would give Seattle the potential for a keystone combination for years to come. They’d have to let Cash have a window to negotiate a longterm deal, however. I don’t Cash would do a deal otherwise – nor should he, in my opinion.

  74. BIG AL June 27th, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    I’m not a big Granderson fan, but, he was hurt, and let’s give him time to see if he can turn back the clock to ’08. If he does that, he’ll be a great asset.

  75. whatever June 27th, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    remember these words.. in 2 years time the Yankees will DFA Curtis Granderson and dump him just like sooo many teams have dumped Gary Matthews JR… TRADE HIM NOW while he’s actually worth something to some teams.

  76. Pat M. June 27th, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    CA Dave, if they were to flip anyone it would be Javy……AJ is ours for the next 3 + years…..Raymagnetic, I guess I can’t tell the players here anymore without a program…..I’ve should have known that wasn’t CB, after four years of banter shame on me……..

  77. Tim June 27th, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    “we should be looking to get rid of this headcase before the rest of MLB catches on and realizes that he’s not good.”

    One of the best GMs in baseball traded him for a mediocre OFer and Coke. Other teams in baseball have already caught on. Cashman didn’t apparently, if he thought he was the answer to replace Damon/Matsui.

    Aside from hit HRs and play defense, what does the guy do exactly? He doesn’t walk. Doesn’t hit for average. Doesn’t hit lefties. Strikes out a lot. Only steals 20 bases a year.

    Yeah, he might open up baseball academies in Nigeria, but who cares? That doesn’t make him a good player.

  78. Cross-T June 27th, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    Agree, PAT. If they do get Lee, it would be some 3-way trade where Javy goes somewhere for prospects and we package those prospects with one of ours and get Lee.

  79. whatever June 27th, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    DOWN WITH GRANDERSON GET HIM OFF THIS TEAM!!!

  80. BIG AL June 27th, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    Pat M. June 27th, 2010 at 6:22 pm
    CA Dave, if they were to flip anyone it would be Javy……AJ is ours for the next 3 + years…..Raymagnetic, I guess I can’t tell the players here anymore without a program…..I’ve should have known that wasn’t CB, after four years of banter shame on me……..

    ____________________________________________________

    Javy has no no trade clause – he’s not being traded, either is AJ.

  81. Seth June 27th, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    Javy has a limited no-trade and it only includes teams from the NL/AL West.

    He can be traded anywhere else, which is why he was traded here because we were not on his original NTC list. So he didn’t have to waive it to come here.

  82. Tom in N.j. June 27th, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    It’s a limited no-trade clause blocking deals to NL West & AL West clubs.

  83. Yanks 21 June 27th, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    Doesn’t Vazquez only have trade protection against West Coast teams? I thought those were the terms of his NTC.

  84. raymagnetic June 27th, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    Hi Joe,

    I’m well, I hope you are too. Normally I wouldn’t want to trade young catching talent but with Montero and Cervelli in the fold plus some of the younger guys further down the catching food chain I would trade Romine if that’s what it took to get Lee.

    I think CC, Pettitte and Lee virtually assures that the Yankees win it again. Plus I think Pettitte would be more eager to come back next year as well knowing the Yankees would have a very good chance at a three-peat with Lee in the fold next year. That would probably be the scariest rotation ever if you could trot out CC, Pettitte, Lee and Hughes with whomever else as the 5th starter

    I think there are two things that would stop Cashman from doing it. If he can’t find a taker for AJ and not wanting to pay twice for talent.

  85. Cameron June 27th, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    Great to hear AJ needs him badly.

  86. BIG AL June 27th, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    Seth – You are correct. Javy must stay on the east coast. That leaves the Mets and Phillies in play as well as the Rays, where he would be very happy to go, much closer to home. But, do you trade him within your division?

  87. mick June 27th, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    # SJ44 June 27th, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    This blog has gone to crap with all the imposters. Its like a sewer.

    If you are going to imposter, you are going to get called on it.
    ===========================================
    Now we have imposters that have imposters.
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    # SJ44 June 27th, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    The 5:11 post in the other thread isn’t mine.

    Looks like we have another imposter on the loose in here again.

    I’m going out for the evening.

    Any posts after this one do not belong to me.
    ==================================
    And imposters that get insulted when they are impostered.
    If they were trying to be funny, it would be laughable.
    But they are serious and that’s pathetic.

  88. GreenBeret7 June 27th, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    If NYY adds a shortstop to any deals, it will be a Nunez…just not Eduardo. Luis Nunez will be the one to go. The Yankees are paper thin in system shortstops below AA. eduardo Nunez is 2011′s infield utility guy and Jeter’s replacement.

  89. Pat M. June 27th, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    Actually the 3 team concept was Joe from Long Island about a week ago or so…….The good Doctor from The Island gets credit when and if this comes to be…….Lee as a free agent will have several suitors next winter…..If the Yanks can get him and he agrees to sign an extension then it could come to be……..

  90. mick June 27th, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    If Lee signed an extension wouldn’t that defeat the advantage of becoming a FA?

  91. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 27th, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    I see no reason to trade for Lee at all – no way would I give up Romine plus for a guy who is going to insist on going FA. Also, there’s a good chance we can sign him as a FA, so that’s another reason to just say no to trading for him.

    Geez, Granderson is here less than half a year and he’s a bum already?

  92. BIG AL June 27th, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    Not if the Yankees agree to the terms he’s looking for as an FA.

  93. Jason June 27th, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    Seriously, does anyone know of a good Yankee blog where Yankee fans hang out and intelligently discuss baseball? I’ve read this site for about 3 years now and since Pete A. left I haven’t found much here to satisfy my Yankee sweet tooth.

  94. Jason22 June 27th, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    Jesus just golfed a curve ball where he was fooled on it over the fence a 2 run shot, his 6th.

    He is 2 for 2 with a walk.

    Nunez is 1-1 with two walks.

    6-4 Scranton.

  95. Joe from Long Island June 27th, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    ray – I think that rotation – CC, Andy, Lee, with Phil – makes it difficult for them NOT to repeat. It would be awfully tempting. I think it would come down to two things – if they could work out a longterm deal for Lee, and what Cash and Mark Newman really think of their catching situation going forward, into 2011-and well beyond.

    Hi GB, thanks for the input.

  96. Yanks 21 June 27th, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    Plenty of teams who could use Javy from non-West teams – Mets, Phillies, Cardinals, Twins, Tigers, Reds.

  97. Giuseppe Franco June 27th, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    I don’t think Lee wants to sign an extension with anybody.

    He wants to have teams bid for his services in the offseason. Who can blame him? He’s certainly earned that opportunity.

    I just don’t see Cashman paying twice for an impending FA.

  98. GreenBeret7 June 27th, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    Montero is 2-2 with a walk and a 2 run homer.

    The strangest swing you’ll ever see and still get a 380 foot homer to left. A 2-2 count, he was reaching to the outside corner, on his front foot and one handed the pitch. 9 hits in his last 17 at bats.

  99. BIG AL June 27th, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    I believe if either the Mets or Twins get Lee, it’ll be for this season only. If he wants a ring, then he comes to the Yankees, either now or next year.

  100. E-City June 27th, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    “If Lee signed an extension wouldn’t that defeat the advantage of becoming a FA?”

    No because he knows we are the team that can and will pay him the most.

  101. raymagnetic June 27th, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    Pat M,

    No worries. There’s a lot of impostering going on around here lately.

  102. GreenBeret7 June 27th, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    Any time, Joe. Happy to throw something out there that isn’t controversial.

  103. whatever June 27th, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    “Geez, Granderson is here less than half a year and he’s a bum already?”

    WAKE UP, Granderson has been a bum every year except for his first year in the majors.. HE HAS NOT HIT LEFTTIES FOR 5 STRAIGHT YEARS NOW..HITS FOR A RIDICULUS low batting Average, doesn’t take advantage of the speed he has… and maybe, JUST MAYBE Cashman should have done his homework on this one.

  104. Joe from Long Island June 27th, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    Pat M – maybe I should ask Cash for a internship ;)

  105. tampayank June 27th, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    Great news :)

  106. Jason22 June 27th, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    GB, since I know you watch the Scranton games like I do, you have to be impressed by Nunez, the guy is walking and hitting himself into what a lot of people thought he could be for years.

    Plus his defense and his lack of mental errors have been greatly improved.

    Jesus is back, even his outs the past few days have been shots, and he is going to right now all the time.

  107. mick June 27th, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    Assuming AJ doesn’t come out of his funk-or is hurt-doesn’t this increase the possiblity of going after Lee and raise his trade value?

    If they are not counting on AJ in post-season,and Phil hits his innings limit, I would think
    there might be a necessity to get Lee now.

  108. O*Line June 27th, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    Granderson for Lee would be the only trade I’d do.. if it were contingent on singing Crawford with the saved $$$ from Grandy.

    I wouldn’t trade prospects for Lee, I’d trade Granderson though.

  109. BIG AL June 27th, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    whatever – You are wrong, Granderson did have an off year in ’09, but, he was much better before that, and was an AllStar. Look up his stats.

  110. Rishi June 27th, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    BloggingBombers After a quick word with the Yankees PR guy, A-Rod ran over and shook Torre’s hand. Very awkward exchange, but it’s over.
    4 minutes ago via UberTwitter

  111. Rishi June 27th, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    BloggingBombers Kenny Lofton is on the field. He and Torre did not speak. Compared to Lofton, A-Rod was a Torre favorite.
    3 minutes ago via UberTwitter

  112. whatever June 27th, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    yes Trade Granderson, that is what we must do.. THUMBS up

    unfortunately Cashman is too stupid and stubborn to make such a move.. once he acquires his guy (IE VAZQUEZ) he can’t let go.

  113. Yanks 21 June 27th, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    “If they are not counting on AJ in post-season,and Phil hits his innings limit, I would think
    there might be a necessity to get Lee now.”

    Lee is right there for the taking, if they want him.

  114. Giuseppe Franco June 27th, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    # E-City June 27th, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    “If Lee signed an extension wouldn’t that defeat the advantage of becoming a FA?”

    No because he knows we are the team that can and will pay him the most.

    ———-

    There’s no doubt the Yanks can trump anyone else’s offer to Lee in the offseason.

    But Lee also needs multiple teams to bid on him to establish his true market value.

    His value could be in the $80M range or it could be in the $100M range. But he won’t know what his value is unless he goes through that process.

  115. mick June 27th, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    Let’s say Montero takes off in the 2nd 1/2.
    What are the chances of bringing him up in time for post-season as the DH?

  116. Erin June 27th, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    BloggingBombers Kenny Lofton is on the field. He and Torre did not speak. Compared to Lofton, A-Rod was a Torre favorite.

    LOL

  117. mick June 27th, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    Lee is right there for the taking, if they want him.
    ===================================
    At what price?

  118. whatever June 27th, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    and when are the Yankees going to DFA Chan Ho Park? EVERY SINGLE TIME HE COMES IN HE GIVES UP RUNS, EVERY SINGLE TIME… and for those who say Chan Ho threw harder last year.. WRONG.. do your homework… fan graphs.com says he avg 91mph on his fastball last year as a reliever.. I don’t know where Michael Kay comes up with this stuff.. THE DIFFERENCE IS HE’S AN NL PITCHER, thats it…

  119. raymagnetic June 27th, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    If the Yankees sign Lee in free agency they are paying twice anyway as they’ll lose their first rounder next year.

    I do believe that the Yankees are interested in getting Lee and not having to bid on him in free agency as the price will be higher with more teams in on the action. While the Yankees have money I don’t think they’ll want to have to bid on Lee with multiple teams in on the action.

    Getting Lee now shores up the rotation for this year and beyond. Right now the only starters you can assure will pitch well in October are CC and Pettitte. Hughes will have pitched more innings than he ever has in his life and you just don’t know what you’re going to get out of Javy and AJ.

  120. LLIME June 27th, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    BloggingBombers After a quick word with the Yankees PR guy, A-Rod ran over and shook Torre’s hand. Very awkward exchange, but it’s over.

    ——————–

    Now the media will say A-Rod is a phony and shook his hand after refusing to comment on him 2 days ago.

  121. mick June 27th, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    what is kenny lofton doing on the field?

  122. BIG AL June 27th, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    Later ……………..

  123. ac1 June 27th, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    Since I wasn’t here last night I want to give my one criticism I feel girardi deserves. Time after time park comes in and shuts people down….. For one inning. The second inning turns into a disaster. This happens almost everytime park is sent out for a second inning. Learn from this. Don’t send him out for 2 innings ever.

  124. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 27th, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    Post-season doesn’t count (or so Cash said last spring, I believe), so if Phil hits his innings limits, he’ll be able to start in the post-season. If they want him to start in the post-season (assuming he’s pitching well enough) and the post-season does count towards his innings limits, then they will really have to skip Phil a lot (5 times) during the regular season. I hope they don’t do that – that will throw him out of whack.

  125. Ice Man June 27th, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    “If the Yankees sign Lee in free agency they are paying twice anyway as they’ll lose their first rounder next year.

    That’s what people don’t understand. We are paying twice anyway, except paying in the form of potential first round picks, rather than already-good prospects.

    If we sign him as a FA, Mets (or whomever) get 2 picks.

  126. Giuseppe Franco June 27th, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    If they are not counting on AJ in post-season,and Phil hits his innings limit, I would think
    there might be a necessity to get Lee now.

    ———–

    But they are counting on Burnett in the postseason. A bad slump doesn’t mean they’ve completely given up on him.

    And I think it would be stupid to take Hughes out of the rotation come October if he’s pitching anywhere near what he’s doing now.

    I get the innings limit, but he can be skipped during the regular season – not the postseason where the stakes are much higher.

  127. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 27th, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    Let me guess, the Yankees PR guy made Alex shake Torre’s hand so that he’d look good?

  128. GreenBeret7 June 27th, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    Nunez is the type of shortstop that you can teal with a Cano for a few years and nothing gets up the middle of the infield. As he puts on a little weight, his power will increase. Even at that, he’s a doubles/gap hitter with speed. His defense is nothing like the previous years. It was a matter of cleaning up his footwork. Soft hands and an exceptional arm. Luis Nunez is really good, but, still on an A thru E scale, He’s a B while Eduardo in an A-.

    Montero has been beastly of late. Now hitting .255 and moving up fast.

    Montero is Spanish for “Strong Like Bull”.

  129. GreenBeret7 June 27th, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    can ***team*** with a Cano

  130. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 27th, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    Ray, that’s a good point that Phil could be fatigued after a long year…….

  131. Rishi June 27th, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    :arrow:

  132. Lance V June 27th, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    Last year, the #2 starter in the rotation pitched FIVE times in the playoffs. If we had gone the max in the ALDS, Burnett would have pitched SIX times. Hughes would be the #2 starter here because Joe likes to split up lefties and have Andy in the game 3.

    And in the playoffs, with how shaky the bullpen is, Girardi has to ride Hughes as long as he is going well so he can’t say he will pull him after 5 or 6 in a playoff game.

    So they have to account for as well. It’s not like Hughes will be getting 1 or 2 playoff starts, he will likely get 5 if we go to the WS.

  133. mick June 27th, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    If AJ continues at this pace-albeit his savior Eiland has returned-through July there will be doubts as to whether he is snapping out of this thing.

    There are certainly no guarantees with any pitcher and most of all with this one.

  134. Erin June 27th, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    GreenBeret7 June 27th, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    Montero is Spanish for “Strong Like Bull”.

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

    :lol:

  135. Giuseppe Franco June 27th, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    raymagnetic,

    The only problem with your argument is that Lee has to agree to sign an extension.

    All signs indicate that he has no intention of signing an extension if he’s traded.

  136. GreenBeret7 June 27th, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    mick June 27th, 2010 at 6:43 pm
    Let’s say Montero takes off in the 2nd 1/2.
    What are the chances of bringing him up in time for post-season as the DH?

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

    Unless there are injuries to the catchers or a big bat, chances are slim. He’ll learn more by playing in AAA than riding the pines in NYY. They might bring him up after the scranton season to watch and get more instruction behind the plate and with Long, but, there’s no advantage to adding him to the 40 man roster any time soon.

  137. Pat M. June 27th, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    Why is Lofton even on the field ???? Joe from Long Island, do you really want to take that elevator down in tax brackets ???? Curtis Granderson will silence many here……Good thing so many here don’t invest in the market, Wall Street would sink with all the panic selling that would take place…….Week to week mentality is frightening here at times…Make that game to game

  138. mick June 27th, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    =================>>>>>>>>>>>>New Thread

  139. the gay Yankee fan June 27th, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    I would trade for Lee but not give up too much from the farm and certainly not the two stud catchers Montero and Romine.

    Lee will not guarantee you a World Championship but he will give the Yankees a very good shot at it.

  140. Aaron June 27th, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    As a Mets fan Id have no problem trading for Lee just for this year. Giving huge contracts to pitchers in their prime usually becomes suspect a couple years after doing so (i.e. Santana). Id gladly reap the benefits from Lee this year and take 2 first round picks even if it means losing him to free agency to the Yankees and taking a Public Relations hit for a while.

  141. Ken June 27th, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    I want no part of Lee on the Yankees– My concern is he will be on the downside in 2 or 3 years. This guy will want 5 plus years at 20 million or more. To my eyes he is not worth it. Develop young pitching.

  142. Joe from Long Island June 27th, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    If Lee is willing to sign an in-season extension, then Cash could make a play for him now. Barring that, I doubt but do not totally discount his trading for him (barring any injuries to a starter, of course).

    Good to hear Jesus is back on track. How fitting for a Sunday.

  143. Bret the Hitman June 27th, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    If the Yankees do decide to acquire Lee via trade, then it actually boosts the trade value of both AJ Burnett and Javy Vazquez. It’s one less pitcher on the market for all those teams who lost out on Lee. The losers would remain starved for starting pitchers. In a LOWLY state of pitching starvation, those teams might be willing to take on Burnett or Vazquez.

    Of course Burnett and Javy have to pitch well through July so that they’re easier to move.

    Romine would surely be a goner in a Lee trade.

    There are positives and negatives to either scenario.

    If the Yankees stand pat, they’ll have a beastly team in Scranton in 2011. Laird at 3b, Nunez at ss, Adams at 2b, Miranda at 1b, Romine at c. Those guys are solid prospects all around the diamond and would provide excellent depth at all positions.

  144. Joe from Long Island June 27th, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    Pat M – common sense saves the day.

    Maybe some here are trading on Wall Street…That could explain a lot!

  145. mick June 27th, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    NEW THREAD++++++++>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

  146. igotid88 June 27th, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    finally

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