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Making a list but not yet checking it twice

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

2010-All-Star-Logo-Anaheim2One week from today, the All-Star Game rosters will be announced, meaning Joe Girardi has some work to do.

“The first 26 players are chosen (by fans and players),” Girardi said. “To get really into it doesn’t make a whole lot of sense because certain guys might be picked that you were going to pick. You kind of have to wait and see.”

But Girardi said he has begun studying, and as a matter of course he checks nightly results from around the league. Basically, Girardi gets to pick two position players and five pitchers, plus he can choose the five players who go on the online ballot for the final roster spot.

He’s hoping most of his deserving players will be voting into the game before the decision falls to him, but in his decision making, he said all things being even, he would likely break a tie by choosing his own players.

“You would like to,” he said. “I see them every day. I know exactly what they can do. The other thing is, in a situation where you’re really trying to win a game, you know exactly what you’re guys can do.”

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254 Responses to “Making a list but not yet checking it twice”

  1. raymagnetic June 27th, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    I wonder if he’ll pick Gardner to go :???:

  2. Matt June 27th, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    There are so many Yankees that deserve to be all stars:

    Brett Gardner
    Robinson Cano
    Nick Swisher
    CC Sabathia
    Phil Hughes
    Andy Pettitte
    Mariano Rivera

    Perhaps even Derek Jeter, since his only competition is really Alex Gonzalez who has hit a ton of home runs but not much else.

    Obviously Girardi can’t take all of these guys though while still satisfying the “take one from every team” directive, so he has some tough decisions to make. I never could understand how you can make the All Star Game count for something as important as home field advantage in the World Series, yet still force them to choose teams as if it’s an exhibition game.

  3. Doreen from Deerfield beach June 27th, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    One of the perks of this gig is getting to choose your own guys. I trust Girardi to do a good job here and take the assignment seriously.

    Off topic: Mick and SJ, I have got The Georgia Pig on the itinerary for the trip home. We should arrive there right at lunch time. So looking forward to it now. :)

  4. Billy D June 27th, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    Good list, Matt. ‘Cept for Sabathia. Don’t think he belongs this year. The other six should be there. I suspect Girardi will (and should) have to use one of his position player picks on Gardner,

  5. raymagnetic June 27th, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    Jeter and Cano will be voted in.

  6. Peter Abe. June 27th, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    So many Red Sox players deserve to go too,

    Bard
    Papelbon
    Lester
    Buchholtz
    Youkilis
    Ortiz
    Delcarmen
    Martinez
    Beltre
    Drew
    Pedroia

  7. pat June 27th, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    The new rule that any starter who pitches the last game before the All-Star break is eligible to be an All-Star but not participate in the game could make things interesting for Girardi.

    CC falls into that. Wonder how many other All-Star pitchers do as well?

  8. rj June 27th, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    CC honestly doesn’t deserve the ASG this year. He’s had a great June but not much else. Andy & Phil deserve it more.

    That doesn’t mean CC won’t be our ace & most valuable pitcher from here on out. I don’t think Andy & Phil are going to drop off much, but I do think CC will wind up with better stats than both of them by the end of the year.

  9. Yankee Trader June 27th, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    Girardi will also have to make sure that all teams are represented, teams like the Indians and A’s, who perhaps don’t really have a player that the players feel are deserving of a spot.

  10. yankswin27 June 27th, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    AL Starters:
    C – Joe Mauer, Twins
    1B – Miguel Cabrera, Tigers
    2B – Robinson Cano, Yankees
    3B – Evan Longoria, Rays
    SS – Derek Jeter, Yankees
    OF – Ichiro Suzuki, Mariners
    OF – Carl Crawford, Rays
    OF – Josh Hamilton, Rangers
    DH – Vladimir Guerrero, Rangers

    Reserves:
    C – Victor Martinez, Red Sox
    1B – Justin Morneau, Twins
    1B – Paul Konerko, White Sox
    1B – Kevin Youkilis, Red Sox
    2B – Ty Wigginton, Orioles
    2B – Ben Zobrist, Rays*
    SS – Elvis Andrus, Rangers
    3B – Adrian Beltre, Red Sox
    3B – Michael Young, Rangers
    OF – Vernon Wells, Blue Jays
    OF – Torii Hunter, Angels
    OF – Alex Rios, White Sox
    OF – Shin-Soo Choo, Indians

    Starting Pitchers:
    David Price, Rays
    Andy Pettite, Yankees
    Phil Hughes, Yankees
    Jon Lester, Red Sox
    Clay Buchholz, Red Sox
    Jered Weaver, Angels
    Ricky Romero, Blue Jays
    Cliff Lee, Mariners

    Relief Pitchers:
    Joakim Soria, Royals
    Andrew Bailey, Athletics
    Mariano Rivera, Yankees
    Jose Valverde, Tigers
    Rafael Soriano, Rays

    *This spot would’ve gone to Pedroia, but he’s out for up to six weeks

    ———————-

    NL Starters:
    C – Brian McCann, Braves
    1B – Albert Pujols, Cardinals
    2B – Chase Utley, Phillies
    SS – Hanley Ramirez, Marlins
    3B – David Wright, Mets
    OF – Jason Heyward, Braves
    OF – Andre Ethier, Dodgers
    OF – Ryan Braun, Brewers
    DH – Ryan Howard, Phillies

    Reserves:
    C – Miguel Olivo, Rockies
    1B – Adrian Gonzalez, Padres
    1B – Joey Votto, Reds
    2B – Kelly Johnson, Diamondbacks
    2B – Brandon Phillips, Reds
    2B – Martin Prado, Braves
    SS – Jose Reyes, Mets
    3B – Ryan Zimmerman, Nationals
    3B – Scott Rolen, Reds
    OF – Jayson Werth, Phillies
    OF – Andrew McCutchen, Pirates
    OF – Corey Hart, Brewers

    Starting Pitchers:
    Ubaldo Jimenez, Rockies
    Mike Pelfrey, Mets
    Adam Wainwright, Cardinals
    Chris Carpenter, Cardinals
    Josh Johnson, Marlins
    Roy Halladay, Phillies
    Yovani Gallardo, Brewers
    Tim Lincecum, Giants
    Roy Oswalt, Astros

    Relief Pitchers:
    Jonathan Broxton, Dodgers
    Billy Wagner, Braves
    Carlos Marmol, Cubs
    Heath Bell, Padres
    Francisco Rodriguez, Mets

  11. Yankee Trader June 27th, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    Pedroia, btw, supposedly has a fractured foot and currently is on DL with a possibility of surgery needed when evaluated.

  12. Great... June 27th, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    If Pedroia gets surgery it would be to speed healing and getting him back sooner.

    Either way, its not a short road. There will be muscle atrophy in the leg/foot affected.

  13. The 2010 Yankees June 27th, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    Doreen, I hope you are enjoying the heat and humidity in sweltering Deerfield Beach, can you take some of it back with you when you leave (I live in Boca)?

  14. The 2010 Yankees June 27th, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    I haven’t seen AJ in his past few starts and just watched yesterday’s game on my DVR (at least the first 3 innings). AJ has just lost confidence in his fastball. I don’t know if he’s tipping his pitches or not but it seemed like every fastball he threw was squared up by the Dodgers. They weren’t hitting the curveball at all so it’s a matter of him spotting the fastball in better locations to get ahead and finishing the batter with the curve ball. The other thing I noticed was that he’s gone completely away from the 2 seam fastball-it was something he’s used often early in the season with success in getting easy ground ball outs.

    AJ’s 4 seam fastball has lots of horizontal movement but it doesn’t seem to jump through the strikezone the way Phil Hughes does, it makes it easier to square up. And when you consistently miss the target by a foot when you are throwing without conviction or confidence it’s tough to get outs.

    He’s still throwing 93-95 so his arm is OK, it’s either mechanics or just in his head. He’ll be OK eventually but when a pitcher is going as badly as he is right now (and he’s been awful) it’s just tough to turn around. The fortunate thing is that the rest of the starters are pitching well and the Yankees have a 2 game lead.

  15. Joe from Long Island June 27th, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    Great… – That’s absolutely correct. Pedroia will have a tough remainder of the season. So will the Red Sox. He is that important to their team.

  16. pat June 27th, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    NYDN Profile on Cito Culver

    http://www.nydailynews.com/spo.....reams.html

  17. sandy g June 27th, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    after the all star game i see the yankees changing their roster.Aceves and Mitre will be back from the DL.Thames will be back but hopefuly not on the yankees.I can see logan,park,gaudin,russo,and huffman gone.bring up jesus montero,ivan nova,hector noesi,and david phelps.a great fit for the yankees would be david dejesus from kansas city.they need a better bench.pena,russo,huffman just dont cut it.

  18. Tom K. June 27th, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    Nick Swisher better be in the All-Star game.

  19. CB June 27th, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    Roger-

    So I supposed around 20-25 years ago all of the future Dutch superstars were switched at birth and sent to Germany?

    Those were just kids out there tearing apart the rather tame, slow and unskilled three lions

    Ozil is a future Fifa Player of the year award winner. He reminds me of Zizou.

    Schweinsteiger and Khedira are perhaps the finest holding midfield pair in the entire Cup. They work together brilliantly. Neither is a one-dimensional “destroyer.” Lahm is of course great.

    Neuer and Mueller are potentially world class. Boateng is talented.

    Poor central defenders but otherwise it’s a remarkable amount of talent.

    The Oranje better win this year.

  20. Tom K. June 27th, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    “yankswin27 June 27th, 2010 at 12:31 pm”

    OK list. Except Polanco/Phillies deserves to go.

  21. Tom K. June 27th, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    soccer SUCKS.

  22. CB June 27th, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    AJ is broken right now. There’s no two ways about it. The only sort of reassuring thing about this is that it’s happened to him before. It’s really no surprise at all. The best season he ever had was in 2008 when he finished the final third of the season as arguably the best pitcher in the AL. He was just atrocious the first part of that season. Horrible.

    It’s just part of the ups and downs with him. He’ll snap out of it.

    But it does go to show once again how little there is to attribute to what players say during spring training.

  23. Phil Columbus June 27th, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    yankswin27

    I’d put Swish instead of Zobrist.

  24. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 27th, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    RJ, even if CC has 3 more great starts, I agree – he shouldn’t go to the game. However because he hasn’t been that good until now, despite his ERA. Andy, IMO, is a lock. Phil ? His ERA is higher than most under consideration so I don’t think he is a lock even though he has definitely been one of the best in the AL so far. There are just a lot of pitchers having terrific years.

    As to Torre, I’ve basically ignored the reunion stuff – I don’t care – but it’s ridiculous how he wonders why Alex would think they don’t have a good relationship. He’s not dumb – he wants the media to think of him as the good guy and Alex as the bad. Fortunately I don’t think Alex cares anymore what the media says about him.

    I do have to wonder why anyone is still reading Lupica – unless they like a daily dose of arrogance.

    AJ? I agreed last night that Joe should skip him, but reading the posts this morning, I can see why Joe is sticking with him. The guy is NOT this bad at all; he’s a good pitcher. There’s something wrong because this is worse than AJ’s usual inconsistencies; I think once they take care of it, he’s going to go on a major roll. Joe is very good about taking the emotional temperature of his players. AJ is very upset about his performance and probably thinks he’s letting his teammates down; maybe Joe senses that he would be worse off mentally if he were skipped.

  25. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 27th, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    Oops, terrible grammar – forget the “However” and erase the “.” after “game”

  26. JeterHughesJoba June 27th, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    kevin June 27th, 2010 at 2:13 am
    i?ve said it a million times- the Yankees have won despite Girardi not at all because of him. The guy is simply not an asset as a manager. Pinch hitting for Burnett was such an obvious move it?s laughable. 1st and 3rd 1 out, 1 run down, and you have a pitcher on the mound that is lucky to get out a high schooler, and you go out of your way to leave him in??? if the Yanks tie the game there or take the lead, the whole game could be different.

    and then to say you?re not skipping his next start at least? i mean this pitcher has all the talent in the world but even to be THIS bad, this is out of character for even for AJ. it has gotten to the point where it?s obvious they should either fake an injury and put him on the 15 DL or at least skip a start. he?s like the worst pitcher in the league for a month and you keep running him out there? uh, don?t u give hitters a day off when they?re slumping? it?s the same thing. AJ is mental right now.

    Very well said Kevin. Frankly, I?m surprised more people aren?t upset about Girardi?s amazing stupidity. In addition, why not have Gardner steal in that situation? He?s only been caught 3 times all year.

    Also, when he FINALLY takes out Burnett, he brings in Logan of all guys??? WHy not Gaudin?? Logan sucks, period. Girardi needs to get over being in love with the lefty-lefty matchups.

    Anyone with half a brain could manage this team, Girardi is nothing special.

  27. Tom K. June 27th, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    “yankswin27: I’d put Swish instead of Zobrist”

    Agree. I love when Yanks fans try not to be ‘homers’ and wind up slighting the members on their own team.

  28. vblade June 27th, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    The armchair managers are back, how cute.

    It’s amazing how many uninformed fans think they can do better than the actual manager.

  29. Joe from Long Island June 27th, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    Hi, Betsy – hope you’re enjoying your Sunday.

    I see your point on CC. This is definitely looking to be a pitcher’s year. Four no-no’s, and what should have been a 5th. Wow.

    As far as the rest, I couldn’t agree more. AJ will come around. And, part of being a good manager is having the pulse of your players. I do trust Joe and the staff their to help AJ get it going. He’s way too good to be this bad for much longer. It’s just who he is, and we’re going to have to live with it. Fortunately, the rest of the starters are strong.

    I don’t know why anybody reads Lupica anymore. Enough said.

    I think you’ve got the Torre-Alex situation pegged correctly. And I think Alex is handling it right – just do your thing, and ignore the distractions. He’s probably doing that a lot more successfully than us fans.

    Lots of laundry to do before game time. Such fun. Well, there’s always the Mets. At least, they’re playing the Twins. I’m a big fan of Mauer and Morneau.

  30. CompassRosy June 27th, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    CC falls into that. Wonder how many other All-Star pitchers do as well?

    I believe Weaver is one…

  31. JeterHughesJoba June 27th, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    And it’s nice to see the Girardi apologists like yourself vblade.

    Why don’t you enlighten me and try defending these brain-dead moves:

    1. Allowing AJ to hit.

    2. Not having Gardner steal.

    3. Bringing in Boone Logan as the first guy out of the pen.

  32. JeterHughesJoba June 27th, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    It’s a complete joke that every team has to be represented at the All Star game.

    Either you deserve to be there or you don’t. This is MLB, not Little League.

  33. RMS June 27th, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    Remember when AJ’s problems were all Posada’s fault?

  34. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 27th, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    Hi Joe!

    LOL I just got up this morning – precisely at 12:44 am, lol, so most of my Sunday has been spent sleeping! I’m a morning person naturally, but I’ve been going to sleep MUCH too late during the week and I need to stop that.

    I hope you’re having a good Sunday as well – reading the papers, relaxing, that kind of thing. CC’s #s are good for a guy not even having that great a first half and if you were to pick career All-Stars, he’d go – but that’s not the case.

    I do feel bad for AJ because he wants so much to be better; I’m not one who denigrates him for his just-over .500 record. When he was young, he was immature – that’s not uncommon. He did learn from Halladay how to take care of his body – he’s healthy as a horse now; AJ hasn’t had one ache or pain since he’s been here and he threw 200 innings in his last season in Toronto. The fact that he’s still the same pitcher is just how it’s going to be – but it’s not for lack of trying and that’s why it bothers me when people call him POS and garbage. If you’re going to call a player that, save it for those who really deserve it – like a Pavano. It’s not AJ’s fault he isn’t better than people think he should be; people need to stop resenting him because of their expectations. If he weren’t trying, then yeah – fine. He is, though.

  35. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 27th, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    12:44 pm, oops

  36. Truth June 27th, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    And it’s nice to see the Girardi apologists like yourself vblade.

    Why don’t you enlighten me and try defending these brain-dead moves:

    1. Allowing AJ to hit.

    2. Not having Gardner steal.

    3. Bringing in Boone Logan as the first guy out of the pen.”

    If Torre was the mgr. you would hear plenty of criticism.

  37. JeterHughesJoba June 27th, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    That’s the point. Both Girardi and Torre are bad managers. I honestly can’t figure out which one is worse at making in game decisions.

    On a personal level Girardi seems like a decent guy, while Torre is a complete piece of trash.

  38. Truth June 27th, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    “It’s not AJ’s fault he isn’t better than people think he should be; people need to stop resenting him because of their expectations. If he weren’t trying, then yeah – fine. He is, though”

    Apparently the Yanks had high expectations. AJ got paid big bucks to join the team.

  39. Shame Spencer June 27th, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    # JeterHughesJoba June 27th, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    And it’s nice to see the Girardi apologists like yourself vblade.

    Why don’t you enlighten me and try defending these brain-dead moves:

    1. Allowing AJ to hit.

    2. Not having Gardner steal.

    3. Bringing in Boone Logan as the first guy out of the pen.

    —————————————–

    Its one game..in the regular season..outside of not only our division, but our league.

  40. JeterHughesJoba June 27th, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    Hey Betsy,

    Sorry but I think AJ deserves all the criticism and then some. When you’re getting paid over $80 million to be the #2 starter on the Yankees he’s going to have to do better than “trying to get it done.”

    Not getting lit up every start would be nice. Plus, I don’t see him giving any of that money back. It comes with the territory. It’s time for him to find a way to get it done, period.

  41. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 27th, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    http://www.nydailynews.com/spo.....iland.html

    At some point, the Yankees are going to need a pitching coach – and not just for AJ. Other pitchers are going to struggle and Harkey will not be able to help them with their mechanics, etc…

  42. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 27th, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    Jeter, AJ obviously deserves criticism, but much of it is over the top…….

  43. Phil Columbus June 27th, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    Betsy
    The way Carl has been going it would be nice to have him instead of AJ. (just kidding)

    Joe will do what he thinks is best with AJ. I’m sure they have weighed all the options. Holding him back a start or 2 is not that bad an idea imo. AJ knows he has issues and as a team player he needs to accept what Joe and his staff decide to do. Javier seems to have survived.

    Doesn’t AJ remind you of Jeff Weaver when he is going badly. Thier fastballs just getting squared up and hit hard and far.

    CC has been great his last 5 starts. He could have 12 wins at the break. He is quietly putting together a very good season.

  44. JeterHughesJoba June 27th, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    Shame Spencer June 27th, 2010 at 1:38 pm
    # JeterHughesJoba June 27th, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    And it’s nice to see the Girardi apologists like yourself vblade.

    Why don’t you enlighten me and try defending these brain-dead moves:

    1. Allowing AJ to hit.

    2. Not having Gardner steal.

    3. Bringing in Boone Logan as the first guy out of the pen.

    ??????????????

    Its one game..in the regular season..outside of not only our division, but our league.

    _____________________________

    What’s your point Captain Obvious?

    Does that fact that’s it’s only one interleague game make it ok for Girardi to make inexplicably stupid moves??

    My point is that Girardi has continually made these type of stupid moves.

    Last year he refused to play Matsui against a lefty, giving the start to Cody Ransom instead (who went hitless in a Yankee loss to Chicago).

    He also inexplicably pulled Arod for a pinch runner in the ALDS.

    The guy is a bad manager whose team wins in spite of him. Hopefully none of these braindead moves come back to bite the team in the ass.

  45. JeterHughesJoba June 27th, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    THis is NY Betsy.

    AJ better expect it when he pitches like this. Unless he figures it out it’s only going to get worse.

  46. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 27th, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    Phil, AJ is a team player and I have never doubted it. Joe is the one who decided not to skip him, not AJ – we’ve just been speculating. As Joe said, this is different than Javy, who did not have good stuff when he was skipped. Jeff Weaver stunk when he was here – that’s all I remember of him. AJ is a better pitcher than that.

    CC is having a good first half, but IMO, not an all-star first half………

  47. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 27th, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    Sorry, Jeter – calling AJ a POS and garbage is out of line.

  48. RalphieD (OPPC) June 27th, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    im so tired of people saying girardi is a bad manager and that the yankees win in spite of team…NEWSFLASH, ALL managers make stupid moves, find me one that doesn’t….you cant blame girardi for things that dont work out if you dont give him credit when his moves work.

  49. JeterHughesJoba June 27th, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    Come on Ralphie, like it’s really difficult to win with a team filled with Hall of Famers and All Stars.

    Please humor me and try defending Clueless Joe’s moves yesterday.

  50. JeterHughesJoba June 27th, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    Are you really surprised though Betsy?

    No sense getting upset about it, it’s not going to make anyone stop.

    Not really worth shedding any tears for AJ either, he’s got $80 million reasons to be happy.

  51. Giuseppe Franco June 27th, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    # JeterHughesJoba June 27th, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    Not really worth shedding any tears for AJ either, he’s got $80 million reasons to be happy.

    ————

    This guy does have pride, ya know. I’m sure it drives him crazy that he’s not pitching well.

    Perhaps trying to live up to that contract is partially fueling his negative mental status right now?

    I’m no Carl Pavano fan but I certainly don’t think he was happy simply collecting a paycheck when he was in NY.

  52. JeterHughesJoba June 27th, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    Awww, poor AJ.

    Let me know what time the pity party is Franco, I’ll bring the cheese and wine.

  53. Tom K. June 27th, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    “Come on Ralphie, like it’s really difficult to win with a team filled with Hall of Famers and All Stars.
    Please humor me and try defending Clueless Joe’s moves yesterday”

    Anyone who believes Joe Girardi is a bad manager, is a village idiot. End of discussion.

  54. Giuseppe Franco June 27th, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    # JeterHughesJoba June 27th, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    Awww, poor AJ.

    Let me know what time the pity party is Franco, I’ll bring the cheese and wine.

    ————

    Well, I guess that proves what you know about succeeding in life. Not a whole lot.

  55. Tom K. June 27th, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    And the reason you don’t pull AJ Burnett at that point in the game, is because AJ is capable of regrouping at a moment’s notice and putting up zeros for the balance of the game. Not difficult to figure out. Most of the posters on this board don’t deserve to have Joe Girardi as manager. Spoiled and dumb fans

  56. JeterHughesJoba June 27th, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    Hey Tommy Boy,

    Great points. I didn’t realize that AJ was pitching so well. I mean he was absolutely dominating. I was actually listening on the radio, so thank you so much for telling me how great AJ looked.

    I mean 5 runs and 6 walks for 3 + is fantastic!! On top of that AJ had pitched so well in his last 4 starts. Being down only one run with runners on the corners, makes perfect sense to give away an out, just to keep AJ and his dominant pitching in the game.

    Finally, the proof is that it worked out so well too! AJ promptly allowed the first two batters he faced in the 4th to reach base, but his stuff was so brilliant that it was ONLY first and second with no outs.

    Thank you for dazzling me with your brilliance you mental midget.

  57. JeterHughesJoba June 27th, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    Yeah Franco, I bet you like giving out participation trophies.

    Next time you go see AJ, don’t forget your knee pads.

  58. rj June 27th, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    BS. AJ may turn it around but it’s certainly NOT happening in the middle of a game where he’s shxtting his pants. Give me a break.

  59. Giuseppe Franco June 27th, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    Life must really suck for you to get this upset about Burnett and his struggles.

    Sorry to hear that.

  60. BBFan June 27th, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    “On a personal level Girardi seems like a decent guy, while Torre is a complete piece of trash”

    Interesting comment…… and with some truth I guess……

    Girardi was fired from Marlins after being the manager of the year due to differences with the owner. He never bad mounthed people from the Marlins orgnaization, said he should have handled some things differently from relatioipships point of view and moved on.

    Torre left on his own (he was not fired, he did not like the terms of the contract offered) and became vinditctive and had all the negative information in his book about so many who even helped him(nothing wrong with writing the book itself).

    As Betsy observed, now he says he does not understand why Alex would be unhappy with him and it is dumb. Even dumb people can not make such stupi*d statements insulting everyone’s intelligence. He was the one who fed all that negative informaiton for Verducci article in SI, he was the one who revealed to media the private discussion he had with Alex about the “ha” incident (Boss forced him to apologize to Alex for that) and then all that clubhouse private stuff about Alex he revleals in the book and tries to hide behind Verducci. He does not understand why Alex will be unhappy with him? That is hypocracy.

    There is no question Girardi is a much better himan being. He never ever throws his players under the bus, he treats them all equally and it is still amazing to me that he came to the rescue of that lady in trouble on the highway hours after winning the WS.

    Inspite of all this one can not take it away from Torre that he was a very successful manager with Yankees during the first half of his tenure and it will be long way before Girardi acheives that status and it MAY never happen. If it does, we all will be very happy as it means a few WSs in the next half a dozen years.

  61. Truth June 27th, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    Girardi makes mistakes just like every Mgr. Every move he makes is not always the right one. Stop acting like he is perfect.

  62. Giuseppe Franco June 27th, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    More good news on the Yankee prospect front:

    mikeaxisa RT: @MinorLeagueBlog: #Yankees Dellin Betances pitching great again. 4IP, 0ER, 1H, 1BB, 5K so far today. ERA is at 0.41

    ———

    Don’t know how many of these young high ceiling arms are going to work out, but there’s a lot to be excited about.

  63. Tom K. June 27th, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    JeterHughesJoba:

    Good news! Pace University in White Plains is offering reading comprehension courses. This will probably help you.

  64. bartap74 June 27th, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    “What YOUR guys can do….”

  65. raymagnetic June 27th, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    “If you’re going to call a player that, save it for those who really deserve it – like a Pavano.”

    You realize that Pavano was actually INJURED right? That he wasn’t faking it? Which is why Cashman considered bringing him back?

  66. Truth June 27th, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    # Tom K. June 27th, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    JeterHughesJoba:

    Good news! Pace University in White Plains is offering reading comprehension courses. This will probably help you.

    ————————————————————————————-

    Do you know where he lives?

  67. Rob B (Never a Gardner doubter) June 27th, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    # rj June 27th, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    BS. AJ may turn it around but it’s certainly NOT happening in the middle of a game where he’s shxtting his pants. Give me a break.
    ——————

    Do you watch games? AJ’s MO has often been that he has 1 or 2 innings in a game where he can’t get anybody out, but he’s fine the rest of the game. To think that he could pull it together is not an idea that’s all that far out there.

  68. JeterHughesJoba June 27th, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    Give me a break Franco. This coming from the guy who said:

    “Perhaps trying to live up to that contract is partially fueling his negative mental status right now?”

    You sound pathetic trying to make excuses for this guy. I hate apologist fans who never want to hold players accountable.

  69. BIG AL June 27th, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    sandy g June 27th, 2010 at 12:52 pm
    after the all star game i see the yankees changing their roster.Aceves and Mitre will be back from the DL.Thames will be back but hopefuly not on the yankees.I can see logan,park,gaudin,russo,and huffman gone.bring up jesus montero,ivan nova,hector noesi,and david phelps.a great fit for the yankees would be david dejesus from kansas city.they need a better bench.pena,russo,huffman just dont cut it.
    _____________________________________________________

    Pete Abe is saying the Red Sox are talking about getting DeJesus, even before Perroia went down.

  70. BBFan June 27th, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    When Vasquez was bad in the beginning of the season every one so down on him and now he doing very good.

    AJ is having a very bad June and I am sure he will turn it around and be a very good pitcher in the second half as Yankees take off and seperate themselves from the rest of the teams just like last year.

  71. JeterHughesJoba June 27th, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    Rob B (Never a Gardner doubter) June 27th, 2010 at 2:28 pm
    # rj June 27th, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    BS. AJ may turn it around but it’s certainly NOT happening in the middle of a game where he’s shxtting his pants. Give me a break.
    ??????

    Do you watch games? AJ?s MO has often been that he has 1 or 2 innings in a game where he can?t get anybody out, but he?s fine the rest of the game. To think that he could pull it together is not an idea that?s all that far out there.

    —————————-

    Did you watch any of AJ’s previous 4 starts?

    He didn’t earn the right to stay in the game, especially when it means giving away an out in a one run game.

  72. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 27th, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    Ray, I think Pavano was a bum- I don’t apologize for how I feel about him.

  73. vblade June 27th, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    Truth June 27th, 2010 at 1:32 pm
    And it’s nice to see the Girardi apologists like yourself vblade.

    Why don’t you enlighten me and try defending these brain-dead moves:

    1. Allowing AJ to hit.

    2. Not having Gardner steal.

    3. Bringing in Boone Logan as the first guy out of the pen.”

    If Torre was the mgr. you would hear plenty of criticism.

    —————————-

    Unless you know:

    A. Your entire bullpen is healthy, not nicked up in any way shape or form, and willing to get six quality innings out of guys like Logan and Gaudin,

    B. Gardner is completely healthy, and the Dodgers weren’t looking for a steal there, and willing to give up a potential out on the bases,

    C. Gaudin will produce quality innings out of the pen, despite a fairly horrendous ERA,

    then you’re just another clueless armchair manager. You know nothing about the state of the team, so making conclusions based on what you see on TV is utterly idiotic.

  74. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 27th, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    GF, there really is a lot to be excited about. BA is going to have to start admitting that the Yankees farm system has some good players in it – and some very good pitching prospects. It’s very early, but the word on Betances, Stoneburner, etc…seems to be very encouraging

  75. Giuseppe Franco June 27th, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    # JeterHughesJoba June 27th, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    You sound pathetic trying to make excuses for this guy. I hate apologist fans who never want to hold players accountable.

    ———–

    Not an apologist fan. Just a realistic one, which is obviously foreign to you.

    Now I don’t recall whether you were this upset when Vazquez struggled earlier in the year, but based on your ridiculous content for Burnett right now, logic would dictate that you were.

    So how did that turn out? Vazquez has turned his season around and you probably blew a gasket trying to punish the guy.

    Burnett can do the same thing. He has done the same thing in the past. You just aren’t patient enough to let him do it.

    That’s on you. The major league baseball season is 162 games. There are going to be struggles by everyone at times because that’s just the nature of a 162 game grind (plus the postseason if the team makes it).

    So if you cannot handle guys struggling at times, well then, maybe baseball isn’t for you.

  76. vblade June 27th, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    I can’t wait for the next Yankees win so the armchair managers can go crawling back under the woodwork where they come from. What a joke.

  77. BIG AL June 27th, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    Betsy -

    I agree with you on your post about AJ. As I said earlier, AJ is a Yankee, and a true fan sticks by the team through good and bad. Without AJ last year, no #27. If the Yankees believe in AJ, I’ll still get frustrated if he loses command, but, I’ll still root for him and the Yankees to succeed. We all have our own opinions about AJ and others, which should be respected. Again, a true fan, like a true friend, does not cut and run when things go badly.

  78. BBFan June 27th, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    When NJ and Thames come back from the injuries, the bench will automatically be reinforced.

    What the team needs now is beefing up releif corps. There are too many unreliable guys in the BP. We need at least one may be two very realiable guys. I would not count on Ace that much. He has back trouble and he can go down again any time. Mitre is OK. But Logan and Park can not be trusted. My be Phillies will take Park back. He will succeed in NL. Joba, who know if we can trust him in a critical moment.

  79. vblade June 27th, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    BBFan June 27th, 2010 at 2:42 pm
    When NJ and Thames come back from the injuries, the bench will automatically be reinforced.

    What the team needs now is beefing up releif corps. There are too many unreliable guys in the BP. We need at least one may be two very realiable guys. I would not count on Ace that much. He has back trouble and he can go down again any time. Mitre is OK. But Logan and Park can not be trusted. My be Phillies will take Park back. He will succeed in NL. Joba, who know if we can trust him in a critical moment.

    —————–

    Exactly, which is why the smart armchair managers want the bullpen in there as early in the game as possible!

    Makes no sense.

  80. Mike June 27th, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    “But it does go to show once again how little there is to attribute to what players say during spring training.”

    Yep. Especially for a guy like AJ

  81. Nick in SF in Lake Tahoe June 27th, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    “There’s one Italian who is staying at the World Cup: referee Roberto Rosetti.”

    Ouch!

  82. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 27th, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    I would not count on NJ at all…………….even with Thames, we need a better bench. I agree about the pen – and I’m definitely not counting on Ace; his back could go out at any time.

  83. raymagnetic June 27th, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    Betsy,

    While you may feel that way, your feelings aren’t based on any merit. The guy was legitimately injured.

    You really think that if he were faking it Cashman and the Yankees medical staff wouldn’t have called him on it?

    Do you feel some sort of way about Phil Hughes being that he was injured for the better part of 2 years of does he get a pass?

  84. Bret the Hitman June 27th, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    Joakim Soria…

  85. BIG AL June 27th, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    Why all this doom and gloom? If you don’t know by now the Yankees are #1 in MLB. The Red Sox just lost their 2nd baseman, and may lose a pitcher for a short time, and the Rays are struggling. We are not the only team having issues, but, I’d rather be in first and looking down, than in second looking up. Take a deep breath, it’s early, and we have players coming off the DL soon that will beef up the BP.

  86. BBFan June 27th, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    “I would not count on NJ at all…………….”

    No problem with the difference of opinion.
    I think in the last two months of the season he will contribute to the team success.

  87. TY June 27th, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    They brought Pavano back to showcase himself in late 2008 for another team, when we were basically out of the race, rather than giving that spot to Kennedy or someone.

    So obviously, there wasn’t that much animosity between Pavano and the Yanks. They could have just released him when his rehab assignment was over.

  88. raymagnetic June 27th, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    Joakim Soria isn’t coming to the Yankees any time soon. It’s a pipe dream.

  89. JeterHughesJoba June 27th, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    vblade June 27th, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    ?????????-

    Unless you know:

    A. Your entire bullpen is healthy, not nicked up in any way shape or form, and willing to get six quality innings out of guys like Logan and Gaudin,

    B. Gardner is completely healthy, and the Dodgers weren?t looking for a steal there, and willing to give up a potential out on the bases,

    C. Gaudin will produce quality innings out of the pen, despite a fairly horrendous ERA,

    then you?re just another clueless armchair manager. You know nothing about the state of the team, so making conclusions based on what you see on TV is utterly idiotic.

    ——————————-

    1. Newsflash: Gaudin IS the long man. He came in for a few innings during AJ’s last pathetic outing in Arizona. Gaudin used to be a starter, no reason he can’t go 3 or 4 innings. Gaudin actually gave the Yankees a few good starts last year. How the hell could he have been ANY worse that AJ??? Who else in baseball has been worse than AJ this month??

    2. Again, you never answered, why bring in Logan first instead of Gaudin? What has Logan ever done other than be a walk-machine and be inconsistent?

    3. No reason Gardner can’t there. Alot of players are “nicked up”. Gardner doesn’t have any major injury to affect his base stealing ability. He’s stolen 24 out of 27 bases this year, no reason not to test Martin there, especially when 2nd and 3rd one out gives you a much higher chance to score than 2nd and 3rd with 2 outs.

    It was a completely idiotic move, one of many by Clueless Joe that often get masked because of the vast amount of talent on this team.

    You’re nothing but another apologist who thinks the manager can do no wrong and can’t handle it when he’s rightfully called out for his stupidity.

    Don’t forget to get your Home Depot shirt for being such a tool.

  90. Pat M. June 27th, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    I understand that this is far from being a popular comment, however when healthy, Carl Pavano is a good pitcher…..His tenure in The Bronx was a series of unfortunate events for both parties………I for one was very happy when he chose The Yanks over Boston, Seattle, and all the other clubs that were courting him

  91. BBFan June 27th, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    Agree with PAT M. on Pavano.
    His ssucess this year proves that.

  92. BIG AL June 27th, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    Betsy – Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 27th, 2010 at 2:47 pm
    I would not count on NJ at all…………….even with Thames, we need a better bench. I agree about the pen – and I’m definitely not counting on Ace; his back could go out at any time.

    _____________________________________________________

    You may be correct, but, Ace has had these same back issues for 2 years, and has been able to play through them, until the disc buldge got too bad. He believes he’ll need surgery in the off season, but, right now he is feeling great and throwing well in Tampa. So far so good. He should be going on a rehab in the next couple weeks, then we’ll know better if he can come back and contribute.

  93. Joe T June 27th, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    “They brought Pavano back to showcase himself in late 2008 for another team, when we were basically out of the race, rather than giving that spot to Kennedy or someone.”

    That alone should the the speculation that everyone hated Pavano and he angered the FO with faking injuries.

    Cashman allowed him to pitch late in the season for us in order to get a contract next year. If he didn’t pitch, he wouldn’t have gotten a guaranteed contract from anyone that winter, especially in that market.

    Cashman threw him a bone. Obviously wouldn’t have done that if he was as bad a guy as people say he was.

  94. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 27th, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    Ray, so he didn’t lie about his car accident? What does Phil have to do with this? People say I’m obsessed with him, but then when a conversation takes place that has nothing to do with him, they continually bring him up.

  95. Bret the Hitman June 27th, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    Carlos Marmol…

  96. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 27th, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    Yes, Pavano is a good pitcher, so maybe Cash should take a lot less grief for signing him………….that doesn’t mean I have to like him. The players obviously did not have warm feelings towards the man (and that’s being kind) as one of the reasons Cash did not sign him was because he knew the clubhouse would basically revolt.

  97. Roger(The Dutch Yankees Fan) June 27th, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    CB still here?

    Argetina just scored!but isn’t this offside??!!

  98. Giuseppe Franco June 27th, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    # Betsy – Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 27th, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    GF, there really is a lot to be excited about. BA is going to have to start admitting that the Yankees farm system has some good players in it – and some very good pitching prospects. It’s very early, but the word on Betances, Stoneburner, etc…seems to be very encouraging

    ————

    I know a lot of people care about what BA thinks of the Yankee farm system, but I’m not one of them.

    If the farm bears fruit once or twice a year to help the big club (not to mention players who can be used as trade chips), the farm is doing a great job.

    It doesn’t really matter what BA thinks. It matters more what the scouts and GMs of other organizations think.

    Right now, the Yankee farm system is good enough to trade for Cliff Lee if they want him and could probably trump any other team’s offer. I don’t think that will happen because they will likely sign him in the offseason anyways.

    But you can’t really ask for much more than what the Yankee farm system has produced the last few years. And it’s only going to get better.

  99. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 27th, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    Big Al, I don’t recalll Ace having back problems before this spring; I believe he started having issues this past off-season.

  100. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 27th, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    I never said Pavano faked his injuries – I called him a bum. He lied about his car accident for one thing – and I can’t get past that. Whatever – what’s past is past. He’s doing his thing for the Twins – good for him.

  101. THE TRUTH June 27th, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    My acne sporting, basement dwelling imposter is back.

  102. Nick in SF in Lake Tahoe June 27th, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    What a joke that goal was.

    Awful!

    :mad:

  103. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 27th, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    GF, good points…………

    Darn, I just wish Seattle wasn’t so bad so that Lee wouldn’t have to be traded.

  104. vblade June 27th, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    JeterHughesJoba June 27th, 2010 at 2:51 pm
    vblade June 27th, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    ?????????-

    Unless you know:

    A. Your entire bullpen is healthy, not nicked up in any way shape or form, and willing to get six quality innings out of guys like Logan and Gaudin,

    B. Gardner is completely healthy, and the Dodgers weren?t looking for a steal there, and willing to give up a potential out on the bases,

    C. Gaudin will produce quality innings out of the pen, despite a fairly horrendous ERA,

    then you?re just another clueless armchair manager. You know nothing about the state of the team, so making conclusions based on what you see on TV is utterly idiotic.

    ——————————-

    1. Newsflash: Gaudin IS the long man. He came in for a few innings during AJ’s last pathetic outing in Arizona. Gaudin used to be a starter, no reason he can’t go 3 or 4 innings. Gaudin actually gave the Yankees a few good starts last year. How the hell could he have been ANY worse that AJ??? Who else in baseball has been worse than AJ this month??

    2. Again, you never answered, why bring in Logan first instead of Gaudin? What has Logan ever done other than be a walk-machine and be inconsistent?

    3. No reason Gardner can’t there. Alot of players are “nicked up”. Gardner doesn’t have any major injury to affect his base stealing ability. He’s stolen 24 out of 27 bases this year, no reason not to test Martin there, especially when 2nd and 3rd one out gives you a much higher chance to score than 2nd and 3rd with 2 outs.

    It was a completely idiotic move, one of many by Clueless Joe that often get masked because of the vast amount of talent on this team.

    You’re nothing but another apologist who thinks the manager can do no wrong and can’t handle it when he’s rightfully called out for his stupidity.

    Don’t forget to get your Home Depot shirt for being such a tool.

    ——————————

    Again, in all those posts you assumed that you know more about the team than the manager of the New York Yankees.

    They should hire you immediately. LOL.

    It’s one thing to provide an opinion, but totally another level of arrogance to believe it as fact.

  105. THE TRUTH June 27th, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    “Cashman threw him a bone. Obviously wouldn’t have done that if he was as bad a guy as people say he was.”

    Get a clue dude. The entire front office and club house hated Pavano.

  106. Roger(The Dutch Yankees Fan) June 27th, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    Nick

    You saw the Germany-England game?Wow!That was the best game is saw on this WC.But that goal…pfff.Blatter…

    2-0 argentina!

  107. Pat M. June 27th, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    vblade, you make too much sense, but beware there’s many here who feel they know not only the game better they know and understand the club better…….Keep a low profile tonight once the first pitch is delivered, especially if the Bombers fall behind…..

  108. JeterHughesJoba June 27th, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    GF:

    There was a big difference. Vazquez was actually held accountable by being skipped. Yet AJ gets to keep his spot to placate his fragile ego.

    The same happened in the ALDS last year as Girardi had Molina start. I don’t care that it worked, it was yet another stupid move by Joe that was overshadowed by the teams vast talent.

    And now again Girardi caters to AJ while putting the welfare of the team at risk.

    Yes AJ has been up and down in he past. At his worst he was 50/50. Now it’s 100% he’s going to suck. Not sure if he’s ever been this bad, definitely his worst showing in pinstripes.

    Something has to be done fast to fix this. Despite having the best record, the Yankess can’t afford to kill the bullpen every start running AJ out there like this.

    I’m realistic enough to realize that even though you’re more concerned about if his big contract is leading to his “negative mental state.”

    You sound like such a namby pamby wimp.

    And I’ve forgotten more about baseball than you’ll ever know, despite how pathetic your life is where you time to post on this board every day.

  109. SAS June 27th, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    Going back to the All Star Game. Doesn’t Girardi have to pick players from every team? Because if it were up to all of us, there isn’t a chance that can happen,

  110. JeterHughesJoba June 27th, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    You mean like it’s one thing to believe that the manager can do no wrong and should never be criticized.

    How dare any fans draw their own conclusions or passionately support their own opinions!!

  111. Nick in SF in Lake Tahoe June 27th, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    Roger, yes, I watched. England was robbed on that 2nd goal, but the Germans looked much better to my untutored eye.

    Mexico was robbed too, but Argentina looks better. Team Mexico needs to regroup.

  112. Joe from Long Island June 27th, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    I see the only thing I’ve missed here the past hour or so is a huge dose of arrogance. I’ll have to take another nap.

  113. mick June 27th, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    Naps are good!

  114. BIG AL June 27th, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    You think we have problems? Longoria went after Upton for dogging it on a hit to CF, and they to be separated. Upton gets on first, then gets pick-off. No one is talking to Upton. Rays down 2-0 after 5.

  115. Giuseppe Franco June 27th, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    I’m not really interested in debating this topic any longer with someone so pathetic and unstable that they endorse punishing players who struggle.

    People can read our quips back and forth and decide on their own who makes more sense regarding this issue.

    I’m guessing it won’t be you.

  116. Nick in SF in Lake Tahoe June 27th, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    Pat M, how was your visit to Chavez Ravine?

  117. m June 27th, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    Matt,

    You didn’t prove me wrong. Let’s just say we’re both right. Because pitching is the big story.

    As for my other comment, that was directed at your contrarian ways. I’ll just refrain from commenting to you in the future. Because I don’t like getting into these things. You won’t be getting grief from me, but you won’t be getting any support either. Which I felt I had done lately.

    Best wishes.

  118. Roger(The Dutch Yankees Fan) June 27th, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    fight!

  119. THE TRUTH June 27th, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    Props to Longoria for getting in Upton’s face. I think I just found some new found respect for him.

  120. m June 27th, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    And when they talk about “hitting” as a story, it’s usually the long ball, not batting avg. And rbi’s are down. Less home runs or pitchers pitching better? Might be a story there. ;)

  121. Infield Fly June 27th, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    I could see the Yanks showing interest in Peralta. Provided he asking price isn’t more than a borderline low level prospect then why not? Peralta is nothing special with the glove but the Yanks have a very week bench w/ out any real pop and the guys we do have are very young and lack experience (Pena and Russo). In Peralta you get a guy who can spell Arod and Jeter, still has decent offensive skills, evident by his 20 dbls and 5 hrs in a week lineup and he’s show an ability to hit for greater power in the past (40 dbls/20+ hrs). He could be an excellent bat off the bench and a decent replacement for Arod and Jeter when they need a day off or need to DH for the day.

  122. JeterHughesJoba June 27th, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    All I said was he deserves to be criticized.

    Have fun back in Pollyanna land where it’s all sunshine and lollypops.

  123. Pat M. June 27th, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    Nick in SF…….Outstanding trip to the Pristine ballpark in the Ravine….Rather good game broke out after the Torre love fest…..Gasol is a giant, the baseball looked like a ping pong ball in his hand……Derek Jeter is so cool and very much admired in every yard he visits….Mid way during the game he comes over to a kid sitting in front row and looked like he tugged on his hat……I was 15 rows up so it was hard to see exactly what transpired……..Of course a wealth of local talent occupying the seats…….However geting out of DOdger Stadium parking lots takes a good 30 minutes………Rivera was gifted the HOF strike zone to end the game vs. Loney

  124. Bret the Hitman June 27th, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    Lebron to Bulls “done deal” according to NBA executive

    http://sports.espn.go.com/chic.....id=5333896

  125. BIG AL June 27th, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    Betsy – Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 27th, 2010 at 2:57 pm
    Big Al, I don’t recalll Ace having back problems before this spring; I believe he started having issues this past off-season.

    _____________________________________________________

    Alfredo had problems shortly after coming to Scranton from Trenton. He took about a week to get back then. Last season he only missed about a week, and pitched through the pain, because he was afraid he’d lose in spot on the team. This year it got real bad, and he went to Girardi, and got help. He goes to PT 4 hrs a day, and has been able to get the disc swelling down. Talked to him last sunday, and he says he feels 100%. He is still throwing off flat ground, but will be starting on the mound this week.

  126. Giuseppe Franco June 27th, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    mikeaxisa Betances since coming off the DL (4 starts): 23 IP, 8 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 27 K. #beastmode

    ———-

    The only surprise is that he’s gotten his mojo back so quickly.

    If Pat M is still out there, have you heard anything about David Phelps getting a promotion to Scranton?

    I’m not one to rush youngsters but it seems a another challenge may be in order for Phelps.

  127. Bronx Jeers June 27th, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    This tournament needs instant replay.

    Maybe in 2014.

  128. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 27th, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    Big Al, you sure know a lot about Ace; do you mind if I ask how you know him?

    Thanks for the info! Well, he shouldn’t have hid his pain, but I guess he’s not the first player (nor will he be the last) to do so. He’s a very valuable member of this team so I hope he can make it back….plus, of course, I’d like to see him make it back for his sake.

  129. Roger(The Dutch Yankees Fan) June 27th, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    This Italian ref is as good as their national team

  130. Nick in SF in Lake Tahoe June 27th, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    Thanks for the report, Pat M. I was able to watch the first 6 innings at a sports bar in Truckee. Glad you got to see it.

  131. Tom in N.j. June 27th, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    “Lebron to Bulls “done deal” according to NBA executive”

    The Article said Bosh is going with him. But this was also printed today:

    “An NBA general manager reportedly told Jon Rothstein of MSG Network that Chris Bosh will certainly sign with the Heat as a free agent.

    “This has been planned for a long time,” the GM said. “Chris is going to Miami.”

    http://realgm.com/src_wiretap_.....z0s5Dx8tbE

  132. THE TRUTH June 27th, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    Love Ace. Hopefully he can come back healthy. One of the unsung heroes of last year’s championship run.

    Mr. Mendoza 2k10

  133. m June 27th, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    I saw yesterday that lebron will meet with the knocks AND the Nets on July 1st.

    Too bad the braves dug their hole deeper, they’re touching up verlander now.

  134. Phil Columbus June 27th, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    Tons of LeBron stuff out there. There is a rumor that the Cavs will do a trade with Toronto for Bosh. Andy V. , Hickson, West/ Williams and Moon/Parker in a sign and trade. Would likely be the only way the Cavs keep him. Cavs would then sign Ray Allen to a mid level contract.

  135. BIG AL June 27th, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    Betsy – Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 27th, 2010 at 3:26 pm
    Big Al, you sure know a lot about Ace; do you mind if I ask how you know him?

    _____________________________________________________

    We met him and his wife to be at the time, Arley, in Scranton. We became good friends, and Arley stay with us when Alfredo was on the road. Arley refers to my wife and I as Mom & Pop, Alfredo said I’m more like his uncle. They are a great couple, both very sweet. Arley’s Mom asked us to watch her little girl, she was so worried about her, the first time away from home 2 years ago. We moved to NC last year, but we still went to the wedding, and talk at least once a week. Alfredo was going to pich winter ball in Mexico for his brothers team, when the back acted up. He should have told the Yankees before, but, he was scared. This his the last year of his contract, so they are both very worried.

  136. RMS June 27th, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    “You think we have problems? Longoria went after Upton for dogging it on a hit to CF, and they to be separated. Upton gets on first, then gets pick-off. No one is talking to Upton. Rays down 2-0 after 5.”

    Can’t stand the Rays or their Mgr. This is the team that ran over Cervelli and hurt him in a spring training game a couple of years ago. Then last year they threw at Tex’s head and didn’t give him anything to hit because they didn’t want him to get the HR title. Totally bush league from the Mgr. on down.
    Lose, Jays, lose.

  137. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 27th, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    Big Al, aww – that’s a neat story. Ace seems like a great guy – and I feel bad for him that he’s got this issue just as his contract comes up. The Yankees love him, so I’m sure they will re-sign him. Does he think he’ll need surgery in the off-season? If so, I wonder if he can come back from that.

  138. THE TRUTH June 27th, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    Big Al-

    The next time you talk to Aceves can you please tell him that he is the man.

    Thanks.

  139. BIG AL June 27th, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    Yes, right now the doctors the Yankess had him go to believe he’ll need surgery, after the season. If he continues to re-hab as he should, he’ll be ready come spring training.

  140. m June 27th, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    Rodrigo was shutting the rays down, too. 1 hit thru 5. 2-hitting them thru 5. 2-1 d-backs.

  141. robby June 27th, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    trade scenerios:

    According to rip-off espn rumor central, the Yanks are after a bat (duh), what do you think would be some good trade scenerios?

  142. robby June 27th, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    trade scenerios:

    According to rip-off espn rumor central, the Yanks are after a bat (duh), what do you think would be some good trade scenerios?

  143. Nick in SF in Lake Tahoe June 27th, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    Adios, Mexico.

    Argentina-Germany should be huge.

    “Buenos Noches, Mein Fuhrer.”

  144. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 27th, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    Big Al, that’s good news – thanks! Undergoing surgery is not fun, but at least if it’s successul Ace won’t have to constantly worry about his back going out on him.

  145. Patrick June 27th, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    Nothing in NBA free agency is a done deal until July 1.

  146. BIG AL June 27th, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    I’ll tell him, as I usually do, how much the fans think of him. Believe it not, he is rather shy, and can’t believe how lucky he’s been, and how much the fans like him. He always says, Are you kidding, they really like me. Alfredo has a great sense of humor. One day in Scraton he was complaining he couldn’t find any place that had the sun flower seeds he liked. We bought him a 20 gallon pale of his seeds, and he ran into the club house shout to everyone, Look what I got, OMG.

  147. Patrick June 27th, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    I’d put money on Germany :)

  148. Tyler June 27th, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    Delin Betances. 5 IP, 2 hits, 1 BB, 6 K’s, 0 ER….. the guy is on an absolute tear. 0.39 ERA

  149. Roger(The Dutch Yankees Fan) June 27th, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    I’m putting my money on Germany for that game.

    Never thought I would say that…

  150. Tyler June 27th, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    Nick in SF in Lake Tahoe June 27th, 2010 at 3:43 pm
    Adios, Mexico.

    Argentina-Germany should be huge.

    “Buenos Noches, Mein Fuhrer.”
    ————————-

    Isn’t Argentina-Germany also a rematch of 2006? Argentina will have revenge on their minds. I remember Germany wasn’t expected to go anywhere and shockingly made the semis with Klinsmann (next US coach?) on the bench.

  151. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 27th, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    Big Al, that’s funny – aw, he seems like a sweet guy.

  152. Pat M. June 27th, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    Nick in SF……We don’t have anyone on the USA Team who can kick like that ???? Did we ??? Mr. Franco, I don’t know anything about Phelps and his promotion…..GB is the guy here who sees these guys as seedlings, so he’d be the better authority….We are actually fortunate to have the old boy here….Love his farm game updates…..How you feeling today ???/

  153. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos June 27th, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    Two things:

    Pat M – I agree with you re: Carl Pavano. With regard to his car accident, while it was certainly ill-advised to lie about it, I think I can understand the Pavano logic there. He wanted to get back to pitching; so many things had already gone wrong; he didn’t want to admit to yet another injury. Not a good thing, no. But not the sinister thing it’s always portrayed to be. I always prefer to give the benefit of the doubt. I can’t bring myself to believe that he had bad motives for hiding the accident.

    Second thing:

    My husband, while the girls and I are away, decided to take in a Trenton Thunder game solo last night. He had a great time. He went there to specifically get a look at Romine, but he was also impressed with David Phelps, the starting pitcher, Justin Snyder at 2nd base, and one of the outfielders, whose name escapes me at the moment. The game was a 2-0 Thunder victory and he said the game ended on an impressive double play. He said it was the most impressed he’d been with the Thunder as a team in a while. (We go to games every year.

  154. Patrick June 27th, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    Roger is it true that Dutch people have a strong dislike for Germany?

  155. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos June 27th, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    Off topic -

    Why is it that when we visit our moms we eat way more than we ever do???????????

    2010 -

    It definitely is hot and humid here in Deerfield Beach. I told my husband if we lived in Florida, my wardrobe with consist mainly of bathing suits and I’d never bother to wear other types of clothing unless I was going to a public place. :)

  156. THE TRUTH June 27th, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    I have a weird thing/appreciation for middle relievers because I feel they never get enough respect, and have always been a huge Aceves fan.

    I love the guy’s demeanor so much. You see some people pitch in NY and they are just so over-whelmed by everything it is crazy. But no matter what the situation- starting a game, closing a game, coming in with runners on base- Aceves’ demeanor is always the same. He is always cool, calm, and collected and is never intimidated by any situation. You have to love that in a player. Plus his versatility can really, really improve any pitching staff.

    Like I said, I’m a big fan.

  157. Carl June 27th, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    Will Betances see double A this year?

  158. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 27th, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    Nardi Contreras was interviewed recently and he seemed pretty high on Phelps…………

    Pat M and GB – two old guys we can’t do without. Don’t sell yourself short, Pat – you saw a future ace when he was just a young sprout and you knew how good he’d be this year!

  159. BIG AL June 27th, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    Betsy – Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 27th, 2010 at 3:49 pm
    Big Al, that’s funny – aw, he seems like a sweet guy.

    _____________________________________________________

    Betsy, Thanks, I’ll tell Alfredo how much love there is out there for him. I don’t understand why people give you such a hard time. I enjoy your posts, and think you contribute very well to this blog. I’d love to see more people conduct themselves on this blog, as you do. Always a pleasure.

  160. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 27th, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    I love Ace because he can give you an inning or 4. We need to be careful with him because of what happened in 2009 in Minnesota, but really he’s just been a true find. The Yankees really miss him in the pen.

  161. SJ44 June 27th, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    Carl,

    Doubtful. Just coming back from TJ Surgery, the plan is to keep him in Tampa to get his innings this season.

  162. Carl June 27th, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    # SJ44 June 27th, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    Carl,

    Doubtful. Just coming back from TJ Surgery, the plan is to keep him in Tampa to get his innings this season.

    Thanks.

  163. Roger(The Dutch Yankees Fan) June 27th, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    Yes,I would think you know the reason for that.

    But it also has football reasons.Germany is our biggest rival and yesterday I read that Ballack seems to think so as well.He didn’t understood the way the media was making the England-germany so big because he thought Holland was their biggest rival

  164. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 27th, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    Big Al, thanks – I would love it if you did that. I think players would like to know that there are fans out there who like them and appreciate them during their high AND low periods (as opposed to some who will throw them bouquets during the former and poisoned darts during the latter).

    I just have a problem with a few nutcases, but I can’t say I’m the only one, unfortunately; such is the world of the internet.

  165. Carl June 27th, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    # Betsy – Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 27th, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    I love Ace because he can give you an inning or 4. We need to be careful with him because of what happened in 2009 in Minnesota, but really he’s just been a true find. The Yankees really miss him in the pen.

    Ace could have came in yesterday and handed the ball to Joba.

  166. Infield Fly June 27th, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    For Peralta:

    No Almonte is giving up too much. He’s a 21 year old who has improved on his bat avg, obp and power number sin 3 consecutive years. Right now, at age 21, with a modest .289/.362 line w/ 10 hrs and some speed I think the Yanks would be smart to hold on to him.

    However, maybe someone like a Melky Mesa? Ton of power and speed ability but still very raw.

  167. Pat M. June 27th, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    Betsy…58 is old, I’ve been told it’s the new 38 ???? That’s for the kind words though ….Doreen, I agree with you on Pavano and him wacking his Porche Carrera….I think it was Allysa Milano sitting by his side………Didn’t he pitch the season opener at The Stadium in 08 & threw well ??? What destroyed Carl in the fans & worst the media’s eyes was the buttocks strain….The dude did get cut 2 or 3 times during his tenure……..It really was a shame that things didn’t work out in NYC…….I remember Pete taking great delight with his cheap comic shots at his expense……Bottom line is, Carl drives cars that are worth more than 5 years of Pete’s salary

  168. Giuseppe Franco June 27th, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    Pat M,

    Yeah, GB definitely watches these kids pitch more than any of us. I just thought there was a chance you might know something about Phelps given your friends and acquaintances around the game.

    I feel great. Thanks for asking.

    There’s still room to get a little stronger but nobody can tell the difference between the way I look now as opposed to the way I looked before I got sick back in October.

    That whole experience was just insane. I had to watch the entire postseason from my hospital bed, which really sucked without YES and internet access for the most part.

    I spent a total of 19 weeks in the hospital from October to March. But I’m feeling so good that I want to play some ball this week and at least hit the batting cages.

    So I can’t complain these days.

    BTW, how’s your better half doing? Best wishes to her and the rest of the family. MS is an ugly disease.

  169. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 27th, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    He could have Carl……………I’m not getting my hopes up with him this season, but if he does come back, that would be like making a trade.

    I love reading about these kids; if and when they become Yankees, it will be so much fun to follow them. I have no problems rooting for and loving free agents – none at all – but there’s a special pride you take in developing home grown players, both the real studs and the just regular, every day, good, productive players.

  170. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 27th, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    Pat M, lol – I was just kidding; 58 is very young!

    I will say this about Pavano – and I give him a lot of credit. He and AJ are friends and when AJ was talking to him about NY, instead of trashing NY and the organization, he told AJ that this was a great place to play and that he was sorry it didn’t work out here for him (or something like that).

    I remember AJ saying at his press conference that he listens to Pavano…………..some of the time, lol ( he was implying that Carl says a lot of things that you just sort of let go in one ear and out the other).

  171. BIG AL June 27th, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    Betsy, Hang in there. Choose to ignor the likes of those that can’t conduct themselves in a proper manner. It pays to act like a duck in water, and let it run off your back. It’s OK to be passionate about your team, but, a true fan stands by the team, good or bad. Believe me, I’m old enough to remember some very lean, as well as great years, you still love them. By the way, as a big Phil Hughes fan, I’ll tell you this. When I met Phil in Scranton, he was a pleasure to talk to. My wife could not believe his age, because he comes across so much more mature. He was very kind to my grandson, he had his piture taken with him, and signed the picture, and gave him a signed ball. He asked my grandson, Should I sign it on the sewwt spot, my young grandson looked at him and said, any where on the balls OK. Don’t you just love the kids!

  172. m June 27th, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    We were just ahead of our time on Pavano. What a shame, we could been a contendah!

  173. Patrick June 27th, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    Roger yeah I understand. I’ve been to the rebuilt city of Rotterdam…

  174. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 27th, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    Big Al, I love the Yanks no matter even if I get mad at them sometimes; some fans sound like they really hate the team – it’s sad.

    Ooh, you met Phil? I’m jealous, lol. I met him last year at an autograph signing, but I said something stupid like I was still glad he was a Yankee and wasn’t traded. You’re not the first person to say something like that about Phil – he was certainly raised right. I can sort of vouch for what you’re saying because when he still updated his blog, he was really great to the fans. He came across as just like one of us – just like a twenty-something young man, not a spoiled athlete. He sounded like a kid who appreciated his fans – and he was genuine about it. It was a cool blog – I guess it was just hard to keep up as his professional life was so busy. What a great memory for your grandson to have – he’ll be a Phil Phan for life now, lol. He sounds like a very unspoiled kid, too.

  175. Phil Columbus June 27th, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    Big Papi just took Timmy into McCovey Cove. Good pitching match up with Lester

  176. Ken June 27th, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    Its killing me that Pavano has found so much success after leaving us. Im as shocked as anyone. I thought his career was over. Some guys just are cut out for NY. I guess he is one of them.

  177. m June 27th, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    Big Al,

    Thanks for sharing your stories. They’re great!

  178. Truth or Dare June 27th, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    “I will say this about Pavano – and I give him a lot of credit. He and AJ are friends and when AJ was talking to him about NY, instead of trashing NY and the organization, he told AJ that this was a great place to play and that he was sorry it didn’t work out here for him (or something like that).”

    How would he know? He was hurt most of the time. Maybe he told AJ the $$$$$$$ was good.

    ————————————————————————
    When he got hurt in the car accident he should have told the Yanks. Dishonest.

  179. m June 27th, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    I don’t want the Sox to win, but it’s good to know that Lincecum is human after all.

  180. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 27th, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    I’d rather Timmy be inhuman today – Lester is tremendous and now the Giants are already behind.

  181. Carl June 27th, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    # Betsy – Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 27th, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    I’d rather Timmy be inhuman today – Lester is tremendous and now the Giants are already behind.

    wrong tie game

  182. BIG AL June 27th, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    Betsy – He’s my oldest grandson, just turn 12, and quite a ball player. He plays 3B and pitches. This season he was the only 12 year old on his town’s major leage team, to make the AllStars. He hit 9 HR’s this season, and has a heck of an arm. When he went into the Yankees family room and saw all the players, he could not speak. Mo came over to shake his hand, I thought he was going to pass out. He has Mo & Jeter on his bedroom walls, about 6′ tall. His entire room from ceiling to floor is Yankees. Even my daughter-in-laws car has Yankees floor mats, a gift from her son. Mo’s wife and Arley are very close friends. Pena and his family live next door to Alfredo in NY.

  183. Infield Fly June 27th, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    Gameday has the Giants tying it up at 1.

  184. m June 27th, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    Betsy,

    Not anymore, looks like a sac ties it up.

  185. Phil Columbus June 27th, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    Giants tied it up already. Maybe we will see bad Lester.

  186. ty June 27th, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    The sox offense beating up Lincecum as predicted.

    Sox win again. :(

  187. Nick in SF in Lake Tahoe June 27th, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    “but it’s good to know that Lincecum is human after all.”

    :?:

  188. ty June 27th, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    Which is a greater choker: Lincecum or Jimenez?

  189. Roger(The Dutch Yankees Fan) June 27th, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    Patrick

    I hope you visited other city’s as well.I think Rotterdam is the ugliest city in Holland.But yes that’s the reason why.
    I went on a holiday to Switzerland with my grandfather when I was younger and he refused to go through Germany to get there….

  190. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 27th, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    Oh, good – thanks, lol. I’m very happy to be wrong!

  191. ty June 27th, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    The unstoppable force that is the Red Sox Offense is just pulverizing everything in its path, isn’t?

  192. Patrick June 27th, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    Yeah Tim Lincecum is a huge choker. I can’t believe how he choked away those two cy youngs… Oh wait

  193. ty June 27th, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    Sucks: 1 on, no one out.

  194. Carl June 27th, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    How did Uptons ball not go out wow!

  195. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 27th, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    Big Al, the kid sounds like a real player – good for him – and a great Yankee fan. If Mo came over to shake my hand, I know I would pass out ……..he’s a god, lol.

  196. ty June 27th, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    Which of you predicted that the sucks will have trouble against Jimenez and Lincecum? Are you the same ones who predicted they will struggle without pedroia?

  197. Sony June 27th, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    Jete will be voted in by the fans. So will Cano, I assume. Andy and Mariano will deservedly get in one way or another. Phil ideally needs to rebound from some mediocre starts to cement his spot, but he’s all but certain to make the cut with Girardi managing. Five legit all-stars is a great showing. I’d like to see Girardi leave it at that and not cheapen the honor.

  198. BIG AL June 27th, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    Guys and Gals – I’ll catch you all later. Have a great afternoon – Go Yankees!

  199. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 27th, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    Is there a user friendly website I can go to to gauge the effectiveness of a FB? I’m on Fangraphs now, but it’s pretty confusing………..

    thanks!

  200. Prime June 27th, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    If you have to choose one spot between Gardner and Swisher, I think you have to go Gardner at this point, for the ASG. Better in everything except HRs and RBIs.

  201. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 27th, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    Later, Big Al!

    Timmy isn’t having his best year, but he’ll be fine – the kid is fantastic.

  202. ty June 27th, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    Arizona won. Now if only this loser Lincecum can pull himself together….

  203. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 27th, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    Still, the Sox are relentless……….gotta give them credit.

  204. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 27th, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    We should all be losers like Lincecum…….

  205. ty June 27th, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    Sucks about to score more runs against the Cy Young

  206. ty June 27th, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    Bases loaded, 1 out. Mr. Loser about to blow the game for Giants.

  207. ty June 27th, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    Guess what Pedroia’s replacement did.

  208. Carl June 27th, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    Hes about to walk Lester

  209. Ken June 27th, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    Mets won again. They continue to do it with smoke and mirrors with that joke of a team. I have to think they will fall back to reality at some point but Im shocked they took 2 of 3 against a very tough Minnesota team.

  210. Carl June 27th, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    He almost hit a Grand slam lol

  211. Nick in SF in Lake Tahoe June 27th, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    RBI Lestah. :mad:

  212. ty June 27th, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    Losercum indeed.

  213. Truth or Dare June 27th, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    “Which is a greater choker: Lincecum or Jimenez?”

    Yanks will take them. “chokers” yea, right

  214. ty June 27th, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    What would Losercum and Jimenez’s ERA be in the AL East? 5.5? 6-ish?

  215. Look at the back of my baseball card June 27th, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    Just like I predicted the night the Sox were beating up on Ubaldo that they would hit Lincecum. It is so rare when Boston gets shut down by “elite” pitchers

  216. Ken June 27th, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    I have trouble rooting for the Giants knowing Chris Russo is a fan of theirs. Im sorry but I still hold a lot of resentment toward Russo for his anti Yankee propoganda.

  217. Infield Fly June 27th, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    Lincecum is not long for this game.

  218. Truth or Dare June 27th, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    “Mets won again. They continue to do it with smoke and mirrors with that joke of a team. I have to think they will fall back to reality at some point but Im shocked they took 2 of 3 against a very tough Minnesota team.”

    They also took 2 of 3 against the Tigers. They have a great home record.

  219. ty June 27th, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    I bet the Sucks wouldn’t have any trouble with Kershaw if they were facing him tonight.

  220. Ken June 27th, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    Look back — especially when those “elite” pitchers are in the National League. Like TY said, stick them in the American League and they will be .500 pitchers. The NL is the biggest joke running – has been for over 10 years now.

  221. Tom in N.j. June 27th, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    Did they win the game Ubaldo pitched?

  222. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 27th, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    Mets are a good team, no doubt – they took 2/3 from the Tigers and Twins.

  223. Rob B (Never a Gardner doubter) June 27th, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    I’m just a little glad that I put Lincecum on the bench today on my fantasy team. Just a little.

  224. Ken June 27th, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    Betsy they have no pitching – get back to me and September. I think that team is going to fall apart in the second half. When all is said and done they wont win 75 games. Philly is about to take off and run away. Rollins is back and its a different team.

  225. RMS June 27th, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    Andy will pitch a great game tonight and the Yankees will get 2 of 3 from the Dodgers. Andy is having some kind of year.

  226. Ken June 27th, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    Andy against the NL is a recipe for success. I wouldnt even be surprised if he tosses a 3 hit shut out tonight. Andys Dandy folks !!

  227. raymagnetic June 27th, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    Ty,

    Have you looked at the standings in the AL east lately?

    kthxbye

  228. RMS June 27th, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    “Betsy they have no pitching – get back to me and September. I think that team is going to fall apart in the second half. When all is said and done they wont win 75 games. Philly is about to take off and run away. Rollins is back and its a different team.”

    Hope you are right.

  229. Ken June 27th, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    Has anyone approached Andy about re-signing another 1 year contract? He just seems to be getting better with age- no sign of decay from him.

  230. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 27th, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    Ken, they’re a good team even if you don’t think so.

  231. Rob B (Never a Gardner doubter) June 27th, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    # Ken June 27th, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    Betsy they have no pitching – get back to me and September. I think that team is going to fall apart in the second half. When all is said and done they wont win 75 games. Philly is about to take off and run away. Rollins is back and its a different team.
    —————

    Mets tied with Atlanta for the best team ERA in the NL East. Tied 5th over all in the NL. Phillies are 8th. Not sure that constitutes “no pitching”.

    Now if you said that they don’t have “pitching that’s proven to be reliable over a full season,” I wouldn’t have a problem.

  232. Rob B (Never a Gardner doubter) June 27th, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    “Tied 5th over all in the NL.”

    Oops. They’re actually tied 4th overall. Rockies, Braves and Mets all with a 3.73 team ERA.

  233. Comet June 27th, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    Never fear the Giants will take Lester and the hated Sox!

    Doreen food always tastes better if someone else cooks it and if it is your mother well that’s the food you were brought up on. Do your daughters like Gramma’s cooking as much as you? Enjoy your vacation.

  234. JeterHughesJoba June 27th, 2010 at 5:08 pm

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

    Imagine that!

  235. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos June 27th, 2010 at 5:16 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.

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