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Coast to coast

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jun 28, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

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Good morning from LAX. My hope was to get to my hotel last night in time to watch the season premier of Entourage, but that was a pipe dream. I’ll have to catch it when I get home in about eight hours. My new hope is to sleep through the entire flight.

This was a good trip for the Yankees. Two wins in Arizona. Two more in Los Angeles. Now they get a day off before facing the Mariners.

For me, I got to see some family friends from back home in Missouri, and I got to have lunch a couple of times with an old friend from college. Plus I got to see Dodger Stadium. The place is terrific, immediately becoming one of my favorite stadiums. One side has a terrific view of the Hollywood hills, the other side looks out over downtown L.A. It’s obviously an older stadium, but it seems to be in great condition. It’s highly recommended if you’re on this side of the country.

Time to catch this flight and make my way home. I’m counting on the weather to be nice when I get there.

Associated Press photo of Derek Jeter with Entourage actor Kevin Connolly before Saturday’s game.

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129 Responses to “Coast to coast”

  1. MTU (aka GBURL) June 28th, 2010 at 8:38 am

    Chad-

    Thanks for all your hard work. Safe flight. :)

  2. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 28th, 2010 at 8:42 am

    Yes, the weather should be ok for Tuesday and Wed. at least (though maybe a bit humid).

    MTU, Phil phlew home before last night’s game…I just wanted to use the word “phlew”

  3. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 28th, 2010 at 8:43 am

    Ok, I’ll be back later……..!

  4. GreenBeret7 June 28th, 2010 at 8:46 am

    MTU, you got out of here to fast yesterday when you went running/hiking.

    I wanted to tell you to take a hike.

  5. MTU (aka GBURL) June 28th, 2010 at 8:49 am

    GB-

    I knew that so I merely complied in absentia.

    Trying to stay ahead of the curve, so to speak. :)

  6. upstate kate June 28th, 2010 at 8:55 am

    MTU
    I hope you have something special in mind for YMH when he beats Cliffy

  7. GreenBeret7 June 28th, 2010 at 8:56 am

    You’re so Phull of it. LMAO.

  8. MTU (aka GBURL) June 28th, 2010 at 8:57 am

    GB-

    This where I spent my day. Poor me. I don’t know how I can stand it. A little hypoxia is good for you now and then.

    http://picasaweb.google.com/cy.....ctraPoint#

  9. MaineYankee June 28th, 2010 at 8:57 am

    GB7

    The comment that really got me was that someone that studies the game knows more about hitting than the guys that play the game.

  10. blake June 28th, 2010 at 9:00 am

    GB7,
    I agree on Dolly. Did you know that she sends a children’s book every month to every kid in Tennessee because she didn’t have any books when she was a child and she wants them all to have them.

  11. MTU (aka GBURL) June 28th, 2010 at 9:00 am

    Kate-

    You ought to know me by now.

    If Phil rises to the occasion so will I.

    Have I ever let him down ?

    I hope he is writing down in his journal what I am doing for him. :)

  12. GreenBeret7 June 28th, 2010 at 9:03 am

    MaineYankee June 28th, 2010 at 8:57 am
    GB7

    The comment that really got me was that someone that studies the game knows more about hitting than the guys that play the game.

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

    There’s so many of those types of remarks from him, it’s hard to chose. Gotta be the most obnoxious, most boorish person on here. When he shows up, it’s time to go. Anyway, i’m not going to ruin my day or anyone elses discussing that jerk any more.

  13. GreenBeret7 June 28th, 2010 at 9:06 am

    lake June 28th, 2010 at 9:00 am
    GB7,
    I agree on Dolly. Did you know that she sends a children’s book every month to every kid in Tennessee because she didn’t have any books when she was a child and she wants them all

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    Oh, yeah. she’s quite a lady. Makes no bones about her appearance and laughs about it. she’s also nobody’s fool. She had a fortune in all sorts of businesses and uses it to some real good in Tennessee, where they really need it.

  14. GreenBeret7 June 28th, 2010 at 9:07 am

    She ***made*** a fortune in all sorts

  15. henry frisch June 28th, 2010 at 9:08 am

    You obviously had choice seats at this lone survivor of misguided ’60s baseball stadium construction.
    I have been to most of the stadiums in active major league use and detest Dodger Stadium beyond all others.
    I have season tickets in the upper deck at wonderful Yankee Stadium. When I visit other ballparks I likewise choose reasonably priced tickets in the upper deck, preferably behind the plate.
    My experience at horrible Chavez Ravine began with the refusal of security to allow my grandson to attend batting practice anyplace but in the top deck which sits incredibly far from
    the field. When the game ended, leaving the maze of parking lots turned into a nightmare, even with GPS. The reason fans leave in the sixth inning becomes plain when one attempts to escape the area.
    Attending Angels Stadium as well as the other west coast parks (except the Oakland horror show) is a vastly better experience for baseball fans.

  16. MTU (aka GBURL) June 28th, 2010 at 9:08 am

    GB-

    You and I must have gone to same typing class. :)

  17. JM June 28th, 2010 at 9:14 am

    That was really a classy move by Arod, going over and hugging Torre. A few years ago, who would have thought Alex would be the one to show more class? Good for him.

  18. SAS June 28th, 2010 at 9:18 am

    Good morning all,

    I missed the game last night because it was 5-0 when I got home. me of little faith. It must have been exciting.

  19. GreenBeret7 June 28th, 2010 at 9:20 am

    MTU (aka GBURL) June 28th, 2010 at 9:08 am
    GB-

    You and I must have gone to same typing class.

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    I graduated from Ma Thumb’s Typing School And Car Wash, graduating clas s of 1967.

  20. MTU (aka GBURL) June 28th, 2010 at 9:23 am

    GB-

    That’s th e one I ment. :)

  21. MTS June 28th, 2010 at 9:23 am

    JM says:
    June 28, 2010 at 9:14 am
    That was really a classy move by Arod, going over and hugging Torre. A few years ago, who would have thought Alex would be the one to show more class? Good for him.
    —————————–
    I’m not sure why one should think A Rod was classy to wait until the last game to talk to Joe Torre.

  22. ac1 June 28th, 2010 at 9:23 am

    Exciting game last night. Saw the comeback magic!

    Who is Seattle throwing at us this week? Do we face Lee and Felix?

  23. ac1 June 28th, 2010 at 9:24 am

    I’m not sure why one should think A Rod was classy to wait until the last game to talk to Joe Torre.
    ___

    ARod shouldnt have had to do this at all. Torre was the one who wrote the book. How bout Torre coming over to Alex and initiating the conversation?

  24. MTU (aka GBURL) June 28th, 2010 at 9:28 am

    “Do we face Lee and Felix?”

    Yes, both.

  25. pat June 28th, 2010 at 9:28 am

    “The comment that really got me was that someone that studies the game knows more about hitting than the guys that play the game.”

    I’m still trying to figure out how Morgan can tell if Alex is slumping by looking at his belly button.

    “Follow the belly button” was how my CYO grammar school basketball coach used to teach us how to guard an opponent but I never knew they were important in baseball too. :wink:

  26. MTU (aka GBURL) June 28th, 2010 at 9:33 am

    Lee will be doing his best on this week’s episode of “Pitching for dollars”, and Felix will be in the audience thinking “Hey, I’ve just got to get onto that show someday too.” :)

  27. ac1 June 28th, 2010 at 9:33 am

    Pat, that was hardly the worst of last nights commentary. How about when Miller kept insisting Jeter was the only one with a hit off Kershaw, over and over again, then someone finally told him that Chad (Phil?) Huffman had one too.

    This guys just seem to be in their own world. Time for new Sunday Night Baseball announcers.

  28. MaineYankee June 28th, 2010 at 9:33 am

    pat

    That was refering to a commenter on here last night.

    I’m sure you can guess who.

  29. MTU (aka GBURL) June 28th, 2010 at 9:37 am

    Maine-

    “commenter”. That’s a pretty polite way of putting it. ;)

  30. GreenBeret7 June 28th, 2010 at 9:37 am

    MTU (aka GBURL) June 28th, 2010 at 9:23 am
    GB-

    That’s th e one I ment.

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    Remember the old college cheer?

    “Ricka Racka Roo. Ricka Racka Ree. If you can’t spell…guess.

    OK, so, I’m no good at rhymes, either.

  31. MaineYankee June 28th, 2010 at 9:37 am

    pat

    ?Follow the belly button? was how my CYO grammar school basketball coach used to teach us how to guard an opponent but I never knew they were important in baseball too.

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    That only worked for me if we played skins and shirts and I was on the shirts team. :lol:

    I didn’t have x-ray vision.

  32. blake June 28th, 2010 at 9:37 am

    The Morgan comment on Alex’s belly button was a attempt by him to show that he was clearing his hips more last year than this year…..I thought it was a pretty big reach of an explanation to try and justify Arod’s power numbers being down a bit. Personally I think he looks fine at the plate and is looking better all the time. The hip is getting better and so is the timing….

  33. MaineYankee June 28th, 2010 at 9:38 am

    MTU

    Is essay writer more correct?

  34. MTU (aka GBURL) June 28th, 2010 at 9:38 am

    GB-

    No comment. :)

  35. MTU (aka GBURL) June 28th, 2010 at 9:40 am

    Maine-

    Pulitzer prize winning blogger. :)

  36. blake June 28th, 2010 at 9:40 am

    I think Phil has a better chance shutting down the M’s offense than CL does the Yankees.

  37. GreenBeret7 June 28th, 2010 at 9:42 am

    I’ve never really understood people that try putting down others because of their spelling by telling them to use a dictionary. Hell, if I could spell the word to look it up, I wouldn’t need a dictionary.

  38. pat June 28th, 2010 at 9:42 am

    MTS

    Guessing he gave Torre 2 days to extend the olive branch and when Torre didn’t take the high road, A-Rod did.

    If the next time these 2 teams meet up is in a WS, it’s now one less distraction that can be talked about.

    I give Alex credit for putting the teams interest in front of his own in this situation.

  39. MTU (aka GBURL) June 28th, 2010 at 9:43 am

    Blake-

    I think if a tree falls in a forest nobody hears it and therefore it didn’t really fall.

    And when a person looks into a mirror they are bound to see their reflection.

    And what’s obvious is obvious. ;)

  40. Shame Spencer June 28th, 2010 at 9:44 am

    So who won us that game? Our offense or Joe Torre’s managing?

    I don’t think it matters, I’m just glad we won :)

  41. GreenBeret7 June 28th, 2010 at 9:45 am

    You had to know that for some people, Rodriguez was never going to win on this one. He was either going to be a jerk for ignoring Torre or a phoney for meeting and shaking hands.

  42. pat June 28th, 2010 at 9:46 am

    Maine

    Girls CYO basketball. No skins and shirts allowed. :smile:

    It is funny how things stick with you years later. I can still hear him say “you can be head faked and arm and leg faked but if you follow the belly button you won’t get faked out.”

  43. blake June 28th, 2010 at 9:46 am

    MTU,

    Do you still have Hughes equity or do you have to pay up with a won tomorrow?

  44. stuckey June 28th, 2010 at 9:46 am

    “Between Matt The Mook’s dissertations on proper baseball fundamentals and his constant use of old baseball cliches, he has to be the most boorish entity on here…..including the trolls.”

    Hmmmm, apparently I’m losing my touch.

  45. MTU (aka GBURL) June 28th, 2010 at 9:47 am

    GB-

    Th classic damned if you damned if you don’t.

  46. ac1 June 28th, 2010 at 9:47 am

    I think Phil has a better chance shutting down the M’s offense than CL does the Yankees.

    ___

    Yes, and the yankess hit Felix hard last time they faced.

  47. Shame Spencer June 28th, 2010 at 9:47 am

    Oh and I liked Alex’s quote from the last thread.. the whole thing looked really forced though and I kinda thought it looked like Alex was trying to get away from Torre faster than Torre was ready to get away from Alex. To me, it looked like he sorta pulled him back to keep talking to him (while the media took more pictures).

  48. MTU (aka GBURL) June 28th, 2010 at 9:48 am

    Blake-

    I could but I’ll just make it pay as you go.

  49. sunny615 June 28th, 2010 at 9:48 am

    Is that Billy Crystal in the background of that picture?

  50. MTS June 28th, 2010 at 9:48 am

    ARod shouldnt have had to do this at all. Torre was the one who wrote the book. How bout Torre coming over to Alex and initiating the conversation?
    ————————
    yes but classyness means doing more than is required. Putting it off until the final game makes A Rod look unsure of his decision.

  51. GreenBeret7 June 28th, 2010 at 9:49 am

    Tonight’s match-up between Strasburg and Heywood should be interesting viewing.

  52. austinmac June 28th, 2010 at 9:49 am

    GB and MTU–You have to like a board that may have trolls but still can guys talking about Mae West. GB, did she come up to see you some time? Truly, not much was funnier than West and WC Fields together.

  53. MTU (aka GBURL) June 28th, 2010 at 9:50 am

    GB-

    “damned if you do”. It would appear that spelling is far from my only problem. (and no you don’t have to agree with me or wisecrack). :)

  54. Comet June 28th, 2010 at 9:50 am

    “GreenBeret7 June 28th, 2010 at 9:45 am
    You had to know that for some people, Rodriguez was never going to win on this one. He was either going to be a jerk for ignoring Torre or a phoney for meeting and shaking hands.”

    Alex answered with his bat. Things go two ways. Torre could have sought out Alex and he didn’t. That should end the matter. Lot’s of people don’t like each other.

  55. ac1 June 28th, 2010 at 9:51 am

    This should be the time where people put the hurt on Boston. Buchholz out, Beckett out, Pedroia out, Ellsbury out, and they arent getting much from Dice-K and Lackey. The team right now is essentially Lester, Youkilis, Ortiz and Beltre.

    As for us, Eiland is back on Tuesday, hopefully he can calm AJ down and get him back on track, since nothing else is working. Girardi needs to make that Eiland’s ONLY priority right now.

  56. Joe from Long Island June 28th, 2010 at 9:52 am

    Hi all – Just got a couple of minutes…
    1. Great win last night, especially how it went down. Great ABs by Huffman and Curtis, great late comeback against Broxton. The guys never quit. And Mo….

    2. Awful blog last night during the game. I stopped reading after a couple innings, but, this morning, I’ve just read the comments on this thread, and knew exactly what MaineYankee and Gb were talking about. I agree completely. Not worth any more oxygen consumption.

    3. Alex handled things well. It was going to keep on coming for him, so just go over, say hi, and put it to rest. Besides, winning, and having a hand in winning, is the best revenge.

    4. I’m ready for an off-night tonight. After this west coast swing, I need some sleep.

    Catch you all later.

  57. CountryClub June 28th, 2010 at 9:54 am

    Another great game for Betances yesterday. 13 of the 15 outs came via the K or on the ground. Have to love that.

    And Montero is in the middle of a hot streak.

  58. MTU (aka GBURL) June 28th, 2010 at 9:54 am

    Austin-

    That stuff just never gets old. Classic. :)

  59. GreenBeret7 June 28th, 2010 at 9:55 am

    austinmac June 28th, 2010 at 9:49 am
    GB and MTU–You have to like a board that may have trolls but still can guys talking about Mae West. GB, did she come up to see you some time? Truly, not much was funnier than West and WC Fields together.

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    Yeah Mae and I had a few dates. Great lady. The mistake was taking her grandmother and Randy I. along on a double date. They kept falling asleep in their soup.

  60. stuckey June 28th, 2010 at 9:56 am

    “Tonight’s match-up between Strasburg and Heywood should be interesting viewing.”

    Might be lopsided.

    Heyward has fallen off a cliff this month. .532 OPS.

    That’s Bubba Crosby territory.

  61. MTU (aka GBURL) June 28th, 2010 at 9:56 am

    CC-

    Everything is coming up roses right now.

    The soil is fertile and the garden continues to grow.

  62. GreenBeret7 June 28th, 2010 at 9:57 am

    Later, Doc. Have a great day chasing the nurse.

  63. MTU (aka GBURL) June 28th, 2010 at 9:58 am

    GB-

    Randy is monitoring the board in between counting his money. ;)

  64. CountryClub June 28th, 2010 at 10:03 am

    CC-

    Everything is coming up roses right now.

    The soil is fertile and the garden continues to grow.

    ———————–

    Very true; the big club is in first and we’re still waiting for them to really click. And the kids in the minors are doing great.

  65. GreenBeret7 June 28th, 2010 at 10:03 am

    MTU (aka GBURL) June 28th, 2010 at 9:58 am
    GB-

    Randy is monitoring the board in between counting his money.

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    Randy’s a real kick. I miss not having him around and ragging on him. Besides, he’s so much older than I am. I feel almost adolescent. Wait!!! I think I have a pimple on my face.

  66. Dylan June 28th, 2010 at 10:03 am

    Terrible managing by Torre, but the Yankees offense deserves a ton of credit. Those at bats were some of the best I have seen all year. Especially the ones by Posada, Huffman, and Curtis. I doubt Thames or Winn would have been able to battle like that. Its insane how little offensive depth we have, but I like how Girardi is giving the kids a chance to prove themselves. Hopefully one of them can show that they can be a 4th outfielder. I like when we bring guys up through the system instead of trading for bench players. This is the first time this year that this team really looked like the 2009 Yankees. Also, Cano is going to win MVP. I didn’t know he had enough power to drive it out to left center. And Rivera came up big as always. There is nothing left to say about him. Most guys would be out of the league a long time ago. River has an ERA under ONE!!! He might not be as dominant as he once was, but the old man is still one hell of a pitcher.

  67. MTU (aka GBURL) June 28th, 2010 at 10:05 am

    GB-

    Everything is relative, and thankfully Randy isn’t one. :)

  68. GreenBeret7 June 28th, 2010 at 10:06 am

    Cano has a real MVP fight on his hands with Josh Hamilton. I wouldn’t engrave the trophy just yet.

  69. stuckey June 28th, 2010 at 10:08 am

    Going to be interesting to see how the full season treats the 20 year old wunderkinds, Heyward, Stanton and Montero.

    Stanton is struggling out of the gate and Heyward, after having a dream May is flat out free-falling his last 100 ABs. Is it just rookie troubles, or is there a solid book on him now?

    Montero hasn’t been much better April-May in AAA, but he seems like he’s putting it together.

  70. GreenBeret7 June 28th, 2010 at 10:08 am

    MTU (aka GBURL) June 28th, 2010 at 10:05 am
    GB-

    Everything is relative, and thankfully Randy isn’t one.

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    WOW!!! Even I wouldn’t have said that.

    I might think it and hint at it, but, I’d never say it.

    Besides, when he kicks off, we would get his money and seed shop.

  71. MTU (aka GBURL) June 28th, 2010 at 10:12 am

    GB-

    I miss Randy too. He provides a kind of genteel and refined classiness
    to the board. His mild mannered ways are very soothing and are sorely missed.

    But you’re right, the extra coin wouldn’t hurt. :)

  72. ac1 June 28th, 2010 at 10:13 am

    Montero hasn’t been much better April-May in AAA, but he seems like he’s putting it together.

    ___

    Like Gardner, maybe it takes some time to adjust. We know he can mash and he is 20. I am confident we will see him sometime in 2011 on the big league team.

  73. Tom in N.j. June 28th, 2010 at 10:14 am

    Montero’s last 10 games have been great: .342 BA, 3 home runs, 1, 086 OPS…

  74. 86w183 June 28th, 2010 at 10:15 am

    Mariano is in another world. The post-season numbers will be records 25 years from now and his regular season numbers compare with Hoffman despite pitching in the toughest division of the superior league his entire career. He might go 2-3 more years, who knows.

    I was really impressed with the comeback and the superb at bats in the ninth inning that Dylan and others have mentioned. Huffman/Curtis as the fourth and fifth OF sure look better than Winn and Thames right now.

    This series might be the point at which alex starts to really rip the cover off the ball. I think he handled the Torre situation superbly, making his points with the bat and initiating contact before the ifnal game to put the issue to bed. You couldn’t do it any better than that.

  75. MTU (aka GBURL) June 28th, 2010 at 10:16 am

    Back in a while. The dogs want to walk me.

  76. LGY June 28th, 2010 at 10:18 am

    Did Joba give up a run last night in protest of Eiland’s announced return?

  77. GreenBeret7 June 28th, 2010 at 10:18 am

    GB-

    I miss Randy too. He provides a kind of genteel and refined classiness
    to the board. His mild mannered ways are very soothing and are sorely missed.

    But you’re right, the extra coin wouldn’t hurt.

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

    Rumor has it that he’s going to adopt me and “Killer” as his great grandsons. Part of the inheritance will be his golf clubs. They sure will make some great paint stirs and fire pokers.

  78. BetterLivingThruChemistry June 28th, 2010 at 10:19 am

    Heyward has been around long enough for clubs to have worked out where the weaknesses are. Heyward will have to adjust. We’ve seen this happen to a lot of young players.

    I also wonder when Strasburg will have his blowout. That kid has a lot of talent, but in his last game, even though a gem, he was beat by KC. KC was helping to show the league how to go up against him.

    Its not only the plus talent these kids bring, its how they handle the adversity and make the adjustments. Who knows, maybe Strasburg will be one of those talents that rarely faulters, but with the major league hitters that are out there, I would be surprised if there are no blips on the horizon for him.

  79. BetterLivingThruChemistry June 28th, 2010 at 10:21 am

    The only thing we haven’t seen from Mo like we used to always see are the broken bats. There are some, but no where near what he used to pile up.

  80. ac1 June 28th, 2010 at 10:21 am

    I want to make one point about Chan Ho Park. People get on him about his body of work. Generally his first inning is pretty good. When Joe leaves him out there for a second one, he falls apart. What i take from this, only let him pitch one inning and he will be effective.

  81. yanksfansince67 June 28th, 2010 at 10:27 am

    If Arod had immediately greeted Torre he would have been dubbed a phony. By waiting until the last day, He showed there was an issue but decided to make peace and move on. His comments supported that.

  82. Patrick June 28th, 2010 at 10:31 am

    Whatup E?

  83. upstate kate June 28th, 2010 at 10:31 am

    Strasburg’s loss to KC was due to lack of offense by the Nats…he certainly pitched well enough to win. He has been fortunate to have faced weaker teams thus far, but has been impressive nonetheless. He responded well to all the hype and pressure for his first game, which must have been hard for such a young guy. I hope he continues to do well, it is good for baseball.

  84. stuckey June 28th, 2010 at 10:32 am

    “The only thing we haven’t seen from Mo like we used to always see are the broken bats. There are some, but no where near what he used to pile up.”

    But the odd this is, he’s numbers against balls put in play are the best they’ve ever been.

    This K/9 rate is the lowest in 4 years. His K/BB ratio is the lowest in 5 (and 1/3 of his ridiculous 2008 season), yet he’s throwing career lows in OBP, and Slugging.

    His OPS against for the year is .393.

    That’s just insane.

  85. My 2 cents June 28th, 2010 at 10:34 am

    Just some thoughts and questions:

    1) It was nice to see a Torre managed team (not named the New York Yankees) choke when it counted most. But that is what Torre is/was and will always be. An average manager (at best) and a complete butcher of bullpens. He really should thank Steinbrenner for allowing him to manage the yankees and fooling people into thinking he’s actually a good manager.

    2) Does it seem that Gardner gets hurt alot?

    3) Would the Royals do a Soria/Dejesus for Joba/Gardner + 1 minor league arm trade?

    4) Would the Rays do a BJ Upton for Gardner trade? Would the Yankees want BJ Upton with his lazy butt in CF?

    5) Did Joe Torre even once get caught on camera sitting in the dugout falling asleep with a bat in his hand or picking his nose this weekend? Like he was caught almost every night on camera doing it from 2002 – 2007.

  86. SJ44 June 28th, 2010 at 10:37 am

    Heyward has a bad thumb. Been that way for a month. Probably needs surgery and he’s been trying to play thru it.

  87. CountryClub June 28th, 2010 at 10:40 am

    As the Yankees dispatch their usual legions of scouts to monitor available players, they will watch one of their own closely on Monday night.

    After Triple A right-hander Dustin Moseley pitches against the Twins’

    Rochester affiliate, the Yankees must decide whether to add him to their major-league club.

    Moseley, 29, can exercise an out in his minor-league deal Thursday.
    If the Yankees do not promote him, he can become a free agent and sign with another team.

    The decision will not be easy.

    Moseley, who made only three starts for the Angels last season due to an elbow injury and a hip problem that required arthroscopic surgery, is 4-4 with a 4.21 ERA.

    But before his most recent outing, a five-inning, six-run effort against Pawtucket, he had a brilliant eight-start stretch in which he produced a 1.35 ERA.

    The Yankees, if they promote Moseley, probably would put him in the bullpen.

    http://bleacherreport.com/tb/b4JcZ

  88. pat June 28th, 2010 at 10:40 am

    After Triple A right-hander Dustin Moseley pitches against the Twins’
    Rochester affiliate, the Yankees must decide whether to add him to their major-league club.

    Moseley, 29, can exercise an out in his minor-league deal Thursday.
    If the Yankees do not promote him, he can become a free agent and sign with another team.

    The decision will not be easy.

    Moseley, who made only three starts for the Angels last season due to an elbow injury and a hip problem that required arthroscopic surgery, is 4-4 with a 4.21 ERA.

    But before his most recent outing, a five-inning, six-run effort against Pawtucket, he had a brilliant eight-start stretch in which he produced a 1.35 ERA.

    The Yankees, if they promote Moseley, probably would put him in the bullpen. Right-hander Chan Ho Park has allowed a combined seven runs in his last three relief appearances. Right-hander Chad Gaudin, the team’s 12th pitcher, has a 4.50 ERA in eight appearances after getting released by the A’s.

    Moseley was 8-7 with a 5.41 ERA in 64 career appearances in the Angels, 23 starts.

    — Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi

  89. pat June 28th, 2010 at 10:41 am

    Country Club

    Jinx. You owe me a Coke. :smile:

  90. rj June 28th, 2010 at 10:41 am

    “3. Alex handled things well. It was going to keep on coming for him, so just go over, say hi, and put it to rest. Besides, winning, and having a hand in winning, is the best revenge.”

    ================

    Alex proved he was the better man, and then he went out and proved he was better on the field.

  91. SJ44 June 28th, 2010 at 10:42 am

    1. Wasn’t a choke job. Torre’s blind spot as a manager is running a bullpen. It reared it’s ugly head again last night.

    2. No.

    3. No. Joba has no trade value for upper level talent at this time.

    4. The Rays aren’t making any trades with the Yankees

    5. It doesn’t matter.

  92. blake June 28th, 2010 at 10:42 am

    Lost in all the excitement from the win last night was the fact that Joba again was very hittable and really not that effective. Not sure would they can do to get a little more consistency out of him…he’s really not been that bad this year overall. its just kinda like the fear of the unknown when he comes in the game as in you really have no idea what you’re about to get.

  93. GreenBeret7 June 28th, 2010 at 10:43 am

    Scranton starter, Dustin Mosley can opt out of his contract on Thursday if NYY doesn’t recall him. He hasn’t been that impressive, but, OK. Dealing him for a bullpen arm to a big NL park might be possible. Dodgers, SD, Florida maybe?

  94. Nick in SF in Lake Tahoe June 28th, 2010 at 10:44 am

    Where the heck is the Dutch futbol analysis I come here for???

  95. GreenBeret7 June 28th, 2010 at 10:45 am

    Looks like I’d better update the board before I post.

  96. blake June 28th, 2010 at 10:45 am

    SJ is right regarding Heyward…its likely a combination of scouting reports getting out there and him trying to play with a thumb that may be broken…probably more the latter.

  97. ac1 June 28th, 2010 at 10:46 am

    Mosley seems like he can benefit the team, but they are not releasing Park, and Gaudin has been better lately. And Mitre should be back soon. Not much place for him.

  98. Chip June 28th, 2010 at 10:47 am

    GreenBeret7 June 28th, 2010 at 10:06 am
    Cano has a real MVP fight on his hands with Josh Hamilton. I wouldn?t engrave the trophy just yet.
    —————

    And Miguel Cabrera

  99. ac1 June 28th, 2010 at 10:49 am

    I think Cano has a better chance than Tex and Jeter last year, because so much has been made about Tex’s average, ARods lack of power, Jeter’s average, Granderson’s issues with lefties, etc…. Cano appears to be carrying this team by himself (not true but in the media it would seem to be).

  100. rj June 28th, 2010 at 10:50 am

    BetterLivingThruChemistry June 28th, 2010 at 10:19 am
    I also wonder when Strasburg will have his blowout. That kid has a lot of talent, but in his last game, even though a gem, he was beat by KC. KC was helping to show the league how to go up against him.

    ====================

    Are you kidding with this? Yeah, KC was helping show the league how to beat Strasburg – scrape out 1 run against him and pitch a shutout.

    Yep, that will probably work a good portion of the time. Did you really think about it before posting that nonsense?

  101. GreenBeret7 June 28th, 2010 at 10:54 am

    Moseley is just a warm arm for Scranton. Except in a dire emergency, he’s not going to the Yankee bullpen.

  102. Chip June 28th, 2010 at 10:55 am

    GreenBeret7 June 28th, 2010 at 10:43 am
    Scranton starter, Dustin Mosley can opt out of his contract on Thursday if NYY doesn?t recall him. He hasn?t been that impressive, but, OK. Dealing him for a bullpen arm to a big NL park might be possible. Dodgers, SD, Florida maybe?
    ——————————–
    Mosley doesn’t have any trade value.

    I’m not so sure he even opts out of his contract.

  103. blake June 28th, 2010 at 10:55 am

    Cano has been the best player in baseball this season. Cabrera is putting up great numbers but the Rangers and Yankees are both in first place and we all know how that sways MVP voters. Cano is also having an unbelievable year defensively. I think he’s the leader outright at the moment with Hamilton (who is out of his mind right now) in a close 2nd.

  104. My 2 cents June 28th, 2010 at 10:57 am

    Speaking of broken thumb, how is it the a Red Sox player has a broken (fractured) thumb and he may not miss any time? Really what do they have in those protein shakes up there that makes broken down and injured players (ortiz, varitek, saito last year who pitched with no ligaments in his elbow) play like 25 year olds?

  105. GreenBeret7 June 28th, 2010 at 10:57 am

    The Yankees have effectively buried Kei Igawa in Scranton. Just 13 appearances with 5 starts. Looks like NYY might be trying to force him to quit.

  106. austinmac June 28th, 2010 at 10:57 am

    GB–I am afraid that’s not a pimple but a liver spot, but we’ll always have Randy to make us feel young.

  107. BetterLivingThruChemistry June 28th, 2010 at 10:58 am

    rj, put down the bong and get a life. Seriously.

    KC was jumping on him early rather than watching first strikes being thrown. Just because KC is a poor team, and they don’t hit well, doesn’t mean they didn’t have the right approach toward getting Strasburg.

    But, in your grandma’s basement world, it is far easier to insult, so expect it in return.

  108. GreenBeret7 June 28th, 2010 at 11:00 am

    You don’t think that they could trade Moseley for Ryan Church or David Dejesus and Soria?

  109. Chip June 28th, 2010 at 11:00 am

    As for replacing Park, I think when/if Aceves and Mitre are back Park will be back to being just a 1 inning pitcher and only being used sparingly.

  110. Harley June 28th, 2010 at 11:03 am

    Entourage is played out. Better you should watch HUNG.

  111. Chip June 28th, 2010 at 11:04 am

    Igawa’s not going to quit.

    He’s not going to walk away from the $4mil he’s got coming to him next season.

  112. ac1 June 28th, 2010 at 11:04 am

    Good, because Park is fine in 1 inning appearences. After that 1 inning, it’s anyone’s guess who will hit the homerun.

  113. Wave Your Hat June 28th, 2010 at 11:05 am

    Last night was a great illustration ofone of the problem of modern closer theory.

    Torre was thinking non-conventionally when he brought in Broxton, since it wasn’t a save situation, but once he brought him in Torre wasn’t unconventional enough to go away from him before it was too late.

    The obvious move was to bring in Sherrill or even Kuo when Granderson came up, followed by Curtis. Girardi didn’t have a good counter to the move, and it would likely have proved a winner for LA.

    But, closer theory states that once you bring in your closer you have to stick with him, regardless of the situation, and that’s what Torre did.

    Thanks, Joe.

  114. GreenBeret7 June 28th, 2010 at 11:06 am

    austinmac June 28th, 2010 at 10:57 am
    GB–I am afraid that’s not a pimple but a liver spot, but we’ll always have Randy to make us feel young.

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

    Liver spots to you kids are just pimples to us.

    Hey, Mac. How are things in Austin?

    I miss the nights on the drag or on 6th avenue. Mostly, I miss the music from Armadillo World.

  115. Chip June 28th, 2010 at 11:07 am

    From those who follow such things – what’s the story on Zolio Almonte? Legit prospect?

  116. vblade June 28th, 2010 at 11:09 am

    I was at the Strasburg game. His control looked iffy, and yet only gave up a bunch of singles. No extra base hits in a game where he had poor control. That’s how good his stuff is, and shows a level of maturity you don’t expect from a kid not to lose composure. The Royals just managed to string 3 singles together for a run, and that was it.

    Nationals score a couple of runs and this wouldn’t even be a conversation.

  117. Patrick June 28th, 2010 at 11:11 am

    Entourage is played out. Better you should watch HUNG.

    —-

    Boring ass show

  118. Patrick June 28th, 2010 at 11:20 am

    vblade,

    I’m jealous! That had to be fun to see Strasburg first hand. How were your seats?

  119. austinmac June 28th, 2010 at 11:21 am

    GB–Things are good here. Hot, as always, but I don’t mind it. I actually went to see music the other night. It was fun, but it get’s very hard to find someone I have heard of or doesn’t start playing too late for me. More sure signs of age.

    I also wanted to let you know I appreciate your minor league game updates. I would like to follow the games more closely, but I try not to push it too, too far with my wife. She seems to think their are other activities other than following baseball. Go figure.

  120. ray (sox fan) June 28th, 2010 at 11:23 am

    Good morning GB.

    I haven’t been on here much the last few days, but you guys had an impressive win last night after what looked like a certain loss.

    I am not sure I ever got your email address but I would be glad to send you some Alaska pictures.

  121. vblade June 28th, 2010 at 11:28 am

    # Patrick June 28th, 2010 at 11:20 am

    vblade,

    I’m jealous! That had to be fun to see Strasburg first hand. How were your seats?

    ——————-

    My seats were awful (12 buck seats lol, I just wanted to see Mr. Phenom) so I just stood behind the seats in the lower deck to watch him close up. We happened to be on vacation in DC during a Stras start, which was lucky as heck. Place was jammed as always.

    He never seemed rattled. His stuff was pretty much all over the place, even his velocity was inconsistent, ranging anywhere between 92-97 mph on the fastball. Still, he kept his head in the game and limited the Royals to a bunch of singles.

    Nationals offense is putrid, though. They were completely shut down by Bannister.

  122. John_Halfz June 28th, 2010 at 11:28 am

    Nice to pick on Torre, but his team has a very weak bullpen and came into the NYY series having lost 9 of 11. Bringing in Broxton to pitch on Saturday may have been overkill, but he certainly didn’t overextend himself (throwing fewer pitches in that outing than he did in the first of two consecutive outings against LAA last week). Broxton is a stud, and Torre’s best pitcher outside of Billingsley.

    It’s convenient for the detractors that Broxton threw 48 pitches last night. But really, last night was just confirmation that field managers have very, very little to do with game outcomes.

  123. vblade June 28th, 2010 at 11:31 am

    John_Halfz June 28th, 2010 at 11:28 am

    Nice to pick on Torre, but his team has a very weak bullpen and came into the NYY series having lost 9 of 11. Bringing in Broxton to pitch on Saturday may have been overkill, but he certainly didn’t overextend himself (throwing fewer pitches in that outing than he did in the first of two consecutive outings against LAA last week). Broxton is a stud, and Torre’s best pitcher outside of Billingsley.

    —————-

    No other manager would bring in his closer in non-save situations on two consecutive days in a June game against an interleague opponent to throw 60 plus pitches combined.

    Now his closer (his 2nd best pitcher) is gone for 2 games of a rivalry series, games that mean more in the long run.

  124. MTU (aka GBURL) June 28th, 2010 at 11:31 am

    Ray-

    I would love to see your pictures also.

    My e-mail is cybermrb03@gmail.com

  125. Bronx Born June 28th, 2010 at 11:36 am

    Hey guys!

    MTU, you have a poetic present in your inbox! :)

  126. ray (sox fan) June 28th, 2010 at 11:36 am

    MTU,

    I will be glad to send you some pictures.

  127. MTU (aka GBURL) June 28th, 2010 at 11:42 am

    Ray-

    Thanks. I appreciate it. :)

    Bronx-

    You should save your talent for something worthy. I’ll look for it and get back with you. :)

  128. Bronx Born June 28th, 2010 at 11:47 am

    You are worthy my friend. Never doubt it. If you inspire how can you not be worthy.

  129. MTU (aka GBURL) June 28th, 2010 at 11:55 am

    Bronx-

    I am only the messenger. You know who really does the inspiring. :)

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