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Albaladejo opening eyes in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jul 14, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

AlbyThis should be a slow night for baseball, but if you need a fix, the Triple-A All-Star Game will be on the MLB Network at 7:05 p.m. The  Yankees have three players on the International League roster: One huge prospect (Jesus Montero), one pretty big prospect (Eduardo Nunez) and one guy you’ve seen before but might deserve another shot.

Jonathan Albaladejo has been terrific in Triple-A. He has 29 saves at the break, which is already a single-season record in Scranton. He’s pitched 44.2 innings with 59 strikeouts, 25 hits and 12 walks. And he’s been consistently that good since Opening Day.

“He’s been pitching great,” Joe Girardi said. “He’s a guy that possibly we look at, something we definitely have to look at.”

Girardi said part of the reason Albaladejo hasn’t been called up is that the Yankees no longer see him as a multi-inning guy. They want to use him one inning at a time, and he’s thrived in that role in Triple-A. Might be worth a look in the second half.

The other Yankees in the Triple-A all-star game…

Jesus Montero, C
.252, 7 HR, 37 RBI
Thrown out 19 of 89 base stealers, 21.3 percent

You might have heard of this guy. So far Triple-A has been a bit of a learning curve for the 20-year-old, but he had a .505 slugging percentage in June so maybe he’s starting to adjust. Still very young. Still questions about his ability to stay behind the plate. Still has a lot of believers when it comes to his bat.

Eduardo Nunez, SS
.305, 3 HR, 40 RBI
Seven errors in 371 total chances at short
Word is he’ll be the No. 3 hitter for the IL. The Yankees have played him at third quite a bit lately, fueling speculation of a possible call-up. He’s already matched his walk total from 2009 and surpassed his walk total from ’08. He has two additional errors at second and two more at third, but I’ve been told great things about the progress of his defense at shortstop. He made 33 errors there last season.

Albaladejo photo from my friends at the Scranton Times-Tribune. That’s a Jason Farmer original.

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161 Responses to “Albaladejo opening eyes in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre”

  1. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) July 14th, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    LOL So why haven’t they looked at him yet?

  2. Erin July 14th, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    Bring Albie up!! :)

  3. Carl July 14th, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    Gonna watch this game :)

  4. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) July 14th, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    Oh, I missed that………too bad. I don’t see Albaladejo playing a role on this team this year or in the future.

  5. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) July 14th, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    Especially since the Yankees have utter faith in Joba. Even Jeff Nelson said on 1050 ESPN today that the Yankees have basically handed this guy his job on a silver platter based on what he did in 2007.

  6. Chris July 14th, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    Why has there been so little talk of Montero’s broken hand from last year? He missed the end of last season, was horrible in winter ball and then struggled at the start of this season. Instead of growing pains, isn’t it possible that he was still recovering? Gardner broke his hand last year and there were quote from him that it would take a full year before he would be pain free.

  7. mick July 14th, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    Oh, I missed that………too bad. I don’t see Albaladejo playing a role on this team this year or in the future.
    ===================
    How can you be so sure?

  8. MTU (aka GBURL) July 14th, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    Repost:

    Blake-

    Our stupid cable company does not offer MLB Network. I think it would have to come off of satellite out this way. I’d love to have it as I really do not like ESPN in general.

    I’ll probably just go with MiLB TV next season. That way I can become a total expert on the Minors like GB.

    If she’s looking at those 18 year olds and has wandering eyes go to a local farmer and get a set of “Blinders” for her (Just kidding).

    Let me know what you think of Nunez and Montero if I happen to be around.

    By the way, I think twilight was written by a Utah gal wasn’t it ? It’s a big craze out this way.

    Warewolves and Polygamists. No wonder no one wants to come here. :)

  9. LGY July 14th, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    Maybe the Yankees haven’t called him up because his nickname is no good.

    Albie makes him sound soft.

    From here on out, we should refer to him as Dejo.

    Let me ask you this. 8th inning, man comes running out of the BP. Would you be more scared as a hitter of a guy named Albie or Dejo?

    Would you be more comfortable as a fan with a guy named Albie or Dejo on the mound?

  10. Dassit - HUP HOLLAND July 14th, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    Gaudin and Moseley on the 25 is overkill. One mop-up guy is enough. How is Mitre doing these days anyway?

  11. Robin July 14th, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    yeah, but just because you do well in Triple-A doesn’t mean you’ll cut it at the show.

    Shelly Duncan was MVP of the Int’l league and couldn’t hit major league pitchin.

  12. Erin July 14th, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    LOL-LGY, I like that. From now on, I’ll refer to him as Dejo. :)

    Bring Dejo up!

  13. Giuseppe Franco July 14th, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    # Betsy – Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) July 14th, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    Especially since the Yankees have utter faith in Joba. Even Jeff Nelson said on 1050 ESPN today that the Yankees have basically handed this guy his job on a silver platter based on what he did in 2007.

    ———-

    He also has the best pure stuff and most upside of anyone in that bullpen not named Mo.

    And it’s not even close.

    I like Robertson but he doesn’t seem to be the same pitcher as last season. Not missing nearly as many bats.

  14. Carl July 14th, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    Robin July 14th, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    yeah, but just because you do well in Triple-A doesn’t mean you’ll cut it at the show.

    Shelly Duncan was MVP of the Int’l league and couldn’t hit major league pitchin

    Ok lets just leave his ass down there and not see what he can do.

  15. SMK July 14th, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    New York is all about redemption, so why not?

    Not that Alby necessarily needs to “redeem” himself, but his cups of coffee to this point have been pretty weak, to say the least.

  16. MTU (aka GBURL) July 14th, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    LGY-

    You do know that Dejo means aftertaste, right ?

    I think Albie is better than that. :)

  17. Giuseppe Franco July 14th, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    The Yanks are going to have a decision to make very shortly.

    Mitre is coming back so you would think Gaudin or Moseley is going to get the boot.

  18. MTU (aka GBURL) July 14th, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    GF-

    Gaudin.

  19. Sam and Chad July 14th, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    “[Tomorrow] we get to watch Texas pound the Sox.”

    Somehow I doubt the Rangers can do much against those mighty, resilient S*x.

  20. mick July 14th, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    You have nothing to lose by bringing Albie up, only for the fact that he seems to have reinvented himself.

    What purpose does Russo serve, send him down.

  21. Chip July 14th, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    I say capitalize on whatever value Albaladejo may have and deal him for a prospect.

  22. mick July 14th, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    Boo!

  23. Jerkface July 14th, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    Albie as a 94-95 flamethrower with a curve > prospect.

    You can’t really trade him now. You wont get anything.

    DFA Gaudin, DFA Park / Mosley

    Bring back Mitre + Albie

  24. Sam and Chad July 14th, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    J. Alba is the modern day Colter Bean.

  25. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) July 14th, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    GF, that’s true, but results are what count. I agree Robertson is not the same, but at this point the Yankees should be shaking things up (sort of like Boggle) and see how things work out. Joba isn’t getting it done, so try someone else. I don’t have much faith in Albaladejo, but bring him up -bring up another arm in the pen. The Yankees have to make changes – Joba/rest of pen is going to kill them.

  26. LGY July 14th, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    “You do know that Dejo means aftertaste, right ?”

    —————————–

    haha. I did not know that. Dejo to my knowledge means a few different things depending on the context but I did not know aftertaste :lol:

    Aftertaste is fine though.

    When hitters are swinging through blazing fastballs that’s all they will get of the ball!

  27. teddy July 14th, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    didn’t shelly hit a homer off krod

  28. Alan July 14th, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    Send down Mosely. Albaladejo is on the 40-man roster already. Could be a good way to make the 8th inning Joba proof.
    Mitch Williams just said the same thing on MLB. Albaladejo would have the rest of the month to make a case for himself.

  29. EricNS July 14th, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    Bring up Albaladejo and see how he does – maybe he can replace Joba

  30. Jerkface July 14th, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    J. Alba is the modern day Colter Bean.

    You don’t know anything about Colter Bean then.

  31. mick July 14th, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    The Curious Case of Colter Bean

  32. Giuseppe Franco July 14th, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    # Sam and Chad July 14th, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    “[Tomorrow] we get to watch Texas pound the Sox.”

    Somehow I doubt the Rangers can do much against those mighty, resilient S*x.

    ————-

    Check out the stats. The Red Sox have had all kinds of issues with the Rangers the last couple of years.

    And that’s when they were healthy.

  33. Giuseppe Franco July 14th, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    # Betsy – Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) July 14th, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    GF, that’s true, but results are what count. I agree Robertson is not the same, but at this point the Yankees should be shaking things up (sort of like Boggle) and see how things work out. Joba isn’t getting it done, so try someone else. I don’t have much faith in Albaladejo, but bring him up -bring up another arm in the pen. The Yankees have to make changes – Joba/rest of pen is going to kill them.

    ———

    Sure, results are what matters. But you can’t tell me someone else in that Yankee bullpen has pitched well enough to take that 8th inning role away from Joba.

    That’s fine to suggest that Joba needs to be replaced. But the tricky part is finding the replacement. Nobody has stepped up.

  34. mick July 14th, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    Hasn’t the rash of RS injuries been a recent phenomenom?
    Saw a talk show today where scribes were touting them for overcoming all their injuries and only being 5 GB.
    Seems like most of their important guys have recently been sidelined and their slide is only beginning.

  35. John July 14th, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    I’ll believe Alba’s success in the majors when I see it. I’ve seen too much of the opposite to be optimistic.

  36. Nick in SF July 14th, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    What’s it all about, Albie?

  37. Rick July 14th, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    Albaladejo is not needed as a multi inning guy. Mitre will be coming off the DL within a week.

    Stick Joba in the far end of the bullpen ……. as far as possible. Maybe he can look at videos and change his lousy mechanics.

  38. Ken July 14th, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    I wonder how long the Yankees are going to give Joba…. In my opinion he was bounced back and forth and with the silly “rules” the Yankees destroyed the kid…

  39. MTU (aka GBURL) July 14th, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    Nick-

    You think he really has it sorted out now, or is it just for the moment. :)

  40. Glover July 14th, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    Park, Gaudin, Mosely are redundant. Why do we need 3 mop up relievers for?

  41. blake July 14th, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    Nunez grounds into a 6-4-3 DP in his first AB.

  42. Bronx Jeers July 14th, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    “Dejo” ?

    And his entrance music is Harry Belafonte right?

    I think he could help this team if he indeed picked up some control.

  43. MTU (aka GBURL) July 14th, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    Bet there’s scouts swarming all over these minor league All Star games.

    Must be a real riot to see all the radar guns and stopwatches. :)

  44. mick July 14th, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    Nunez is 6′ 155 lbs.
    Gotta feed the kid.

  45. Chip July 14th, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    Albaladejo = Andy Phillips = Shelley Duncan = every other guy who has performed at the AAA level and can’t hack it in the majors.

    If someone’s willing to roll the dice on him in a trade, trade him, if not, let him stay in Scranton until you need a spot on the 40 man roster.

  46. LGY July 14th, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    Nunez doing his best Jeter impression there (sorry, had to do it)

  47. Todd July 14th, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    “Park, Gaudin, Mosely are redundant. Why do we need 3 mop up relievers for?”

    The pen construction is very odd, that is apart of the problem. Albaladejo has been spectacular in AAA, yet Cash/Joe would rather have 3 mop up relievers instead of giving him a chance?

    They have some fascination with multi-inning relievers, as if they are afraid some starter is going to leave the game early every night and will burn the pen for the next few nights. Clearly, they haven’t watched the pitching recently. When Vazquez was struggling, Mitre was in the rotation, CC/AJ were mediocre, etc. back in May, we had a much greater need for long relief than we do today. Gaudin has pitched once in the month of July. Mosely twice. Park hasn’t sniffed a non-extra inning high leverage game in months.

  48. Nick in SF July 14th, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    I don’t know, that’s the only line from that song I can remember. :oops:

  49. mick July 14th, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    As long as Marte, Robo and Joba are decent, our starters have covered up for the others.

  50. Jerkface July 14th, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    Albaladejo = Andy Phillips = Shelley Duncan = every other guy who has performed at the AAA level and can’t hack it in the majors.

    Not even close. Especially if he scrapped his sinker/slider and is now 4-seam/curve. Thats like Shelley Duncan going from a singles hitter, getting sent down, and changing to a power hitter. Or vice versa or something.

    There just isn’t a good comp for relievers, especially not position players.

  51. MTU (aka GBURL) July 14th, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    Nick-

    No problem. It’s cool. :)

  52. Jerkface July 14th, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    Relief pitchers are kept around because they are likely to ‘find it’ at any moment, and provide a year+ of good production. Look at Joaquin Benoit, not so good for the rangers, is now the best setup guy in baseball for the Rays.

    Albie has doubled his K/9 in the minors. Thats unreal.

  53. Nick in SF July 14th, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    The point is, we don’t know if Albie is going to come up as Michale Caine in his prime or as Jude Law in his decline.

    Yeah, that was the point.

  54. MTU (aka GBURL) July 14th, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    Nick-

    Did I hear you say earlier that Charlie Manuel screwed you out of a chance to see “the Freak”, and maybe even get one of his bobbleheads ?

    If so. That’s a serious infraction by Chuck. :)

  55. Jerkface July 14th, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    Also no one is going to trade for Albie.

  56. Jerkface July 14th, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    Except maybe Chip.

  57. Nick in SF July 14th, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    I can still get the bobblehead — in theory — but I won’t get to see Lincecum pitch on his own bobblehead night.

    Thanks for nothing, Charlie.

  58. vtred July 14th, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    Doesn’t Albie now throw 94-95 and throw a nice cutter?

    He used to just be a low 90s sinker/slider guy.

    No reason for him not to be up here.

  59. MTU (aka GBURL) July 14th, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    Nick-

    I’m pretty good with magic.

    Would you like to borrow a Charlie Manuel Voodoo doll ?

    Maybe stick a pin in it, or possibly just let all the air out.

    Might make you feel better about the loss of the Lincecum Bobblehead.

    Think of it as a payment in kind. :)

  60. LGY July 14th, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    “Lester retired [Hanley] Ramirez on a bouncer back to the mound and after the game he was asked if he and Ramirez had ever gone out for pizza and fantasized about being in the Midsummer Classic while they were on their way up the baseball ladder.”

    “I’d have a better chance of being struck by lightning than me and him getting a pizza together,” Lester said. “You can take that for what it’s worth. But there was no chance on God’s green earth that I was getting a pizza with him.”

    http://mlb.fanhouse.com/2010/0.....y-ramirez/

  61. rover July 14th, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    Interesting Anecdotal story about the boss. Overall good guy was he.

    http://www.baynews9.com/

  62. MTU (aka GBURL) July 14th, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    LGY-

    Bad blood ?

  63. Truth or Dare July 14th, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    Maybe Cashman will look outside the organization for a relief pitcher.
    Don’t think Albie is the answer. Park and Gaudin are not getting it done. I can’t figure Joba out. He was just handed the 8th inning and hasn’t done the job. He is not the dominant 8th inning pitchert hat he was when he first came up.
    Yankees really miss Aceves.

  64. LGY July 14th, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    MTU,

    I guess so. I’ve never heard that before. But, judging from those comments and given that Lester could have just easily dismissed the question, he must really not like Hanley.

  65. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos July 14th, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    I think if a guy totally reworks himself and has terrific success after having done so ( and his numbers suggest he’s doing better than AAAA quality work), he deserved a shot a the ML level. He can’t do much worse than anyone whose up there right now, aside from Mo, and he could do much better.

    I’m all for giving guys second and even third tries. I don’t write people off because they had a less than stellar run before. And Albaladejo was not great, but he had some really good outings, too. He is motivated enough to work at getting better. That deserves recognition and another chance.

  66. MTU (aka GBURL) July 14th, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    LGY-

    It certainly leaves that open as one possible interpretation.

  67. LGY July 14th, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    Or maybe he just really doesn’t like pizza.

  68. Rick July 14th, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    Albaladejo’s stats :

    http://web.minorleaguebaseball.....pid=452293

  69. MTU (aka GBURL) July 14th, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    Doreen-

    I can sympathize with that POV but don’t you think the Yankees would have brought him up long befroe now if they thought he was really gonna be a solution ?

    Just wondering ?

  70. Nick in SF July 14th, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    I stopped believing in magic when Matt Holliday signed with the Cardinals.

  71. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos July 14th, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    That should have been better than AAA not AAAA quality work. Sorry.

  72. Mike July 14th, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    lol @ Lester

  73. MTU (aka GBURL) July 14th, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    Nick-

    You’re not blaming me for that are you ? He sought green. No magic can overcome that.

    I did the best I could. What more can you ask of someone ? :)

  74. Bronx Jeers July 14th, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    The real problem with Albie is that by the time you finally learn how to spell his name….he’s already gone!

  75. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos July 14th, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    MTU -

    I don’t know the Yankees’ thinking.

    But based on what Girardi said above, the Yankees were focused on replacing Aceves, a multiple inning guy, which is not what Albie is. However, they must be seeing that Robertson and Joba, after being given rather long leashes, have not “staked their claim,” so to speak, and CHoP hasn’t been what they thought he could be. Now that they’re into the second half, perhaps Albie gets some consideration. Mitre is going to be back after the ASB, and he can be the long man, And they can then focus their attention on replacing Park, and/or giving Albie some of the innings that would go to Park, Robertson and/or Joba.

    Because the Yankees are in 1st place they had some leeway in giving guys time to establish themselves. Now in the second half, they can be more proactive.

  76. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) July 14th, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    Well, all I know is they’d better give Albaladeljo and some of these other kids a look NOW, so that they can determine just how much help they will need at the deadline.

  77. MTU (aka GBURL) July 14th, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    Doreen-

    Things change. Maybe you are correct and he’ll get the call.

  78. blake July 14th, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    I think Montero is catching now.

  79. Mike July 14th, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    Trying to find an Aceves type should not preclude you from finding a 8th inning guy. You can do both… you don’t need all 3 of Gaudin, Mosely, Park on the roster, as well as an ineffective Joba and erratic Robertson. We have 2 ineffective short relievers, 2 mop up men, and Park is a mop up man, but of a 1 or 2 inning variety.

  80. RalphieD (OPPC) July 14th, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    montero looks like a monster standing at homeplate…so huge

  81. Rick July 14th, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    Nice post Doreen and with much merit. It’s evident that the Yankee bullpen is the primary area of concern as we go into the heat of pennant races. Mediocrity in the pen doesn’t bode well for the starters especially in games where run production is low.
    At this point there dosn’t appear to be any relievers out there available unless Cashman is willing to overpay with talent.
    It may have to be solved in-house.

  82. Nick in SF July 14th, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    Scott Boras was the only real magician involved.

  83. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) July 14th, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    Mosely doesn’t even get used, so why is he on the roster?

  84. LGY July 14th, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    It looks like Montero ate the other catcher.

  85. Billy D July 14th, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    “I’d have a better chance of being struck by lightning than me and him getting a pizza together,” Lester said. “You can take that for what it’s worth. But there was no chance on God’s green earth that I was getting a pizza with him.”

    Price pirated this paragraph from a column in the Boston Herald. Safe to say Lester and Ramirez aren’t pals.

    http://bostonherald.com/sports.....position=0

  86. Sey July 14th, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    They are not sending down Robertson or Joba. In another 3 weeks, Joba can’t be sent down anyway unless he clears waivers.

    Mitre is going to take one of Mosely/Gaudin’s spot. The other of Mosely/Gaudin will be the long/mop up man/emergency starter, while Mitre will be the medium leverage guy.

    So really, only Park’s spot is the only one that is up for grabs for Albie or someone to take.. and I don’t think Cash is ready to cut bait with him after giving him $1.5 million.

  87. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos July 14th, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    MTU -

    I hope so. He’s worth a shot. And he costs nothing.

    MIke –

    I think Mitre might be able to fill Aceves’ shoes. And then it’s every man for himself. there is redundancy in pen right now.

    As I said before, because the Yankees are in 1st and are winning they had the luxury of taking their time. But now they have about 2 weeks to see if they can get internal fixes before going outside. That’s why I think Albie gets a look now. Of course it would be different if Joba and Robertson had taken the bull by the horns, but neither one really has on a consistent basis.

    I believe that if the Yankees were chasing, they’d have handled things a bit differently.

  88. Jerkface July 14th, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    They couldn’t bring up Albie because the people he’d be replacing had great success in the past and were either: – under large contract , -left handed, -were given time to work stuff out.

    Once Mitre comes back we’ll have a true long guy that can go 2 or 3 IP. CHOP starts getting looked at on a day to day basis, same with Joba, Mosley as well.

    The only guys who I think are likely to stick around no matter what are Robertson, Mo, and Marte.

  89. Todd July 14th, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    Surprised they haven’t tried to convert some of the AA/AAA starters into relievers either.

  90. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos July 14th, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    Sey,

    I think Robertson’s and Joba’s “spots” are safe, but their “positioning” in the pen is not necessarily so.

    Rick,

    I know I often come off as a “pollyanna” because I more often than not focus on the positives of this team. But I am aware of the weaknesses of the team, and the bullpen is, to me, the biggest area of concern. They cannot afford to lost late leads as the season goes on.

  91. Rainbow July 14th, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    If you have Mitre on the roster, you don’t need Gaudin or Mosely

    For a team with as deep a starting staff we as have, we don’t need a bunch of long men in the pen. We need some short inning guys who can get outs late in the game.

    Park is also redundant.

  92. Billy D July 14th, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    Double A all star game is ongoing as well. Mitchell just wrapped up a 1-2-3 inning. Romine just came out of the game. He batted 3rd, but went 0-2. Laird is hitting cleanup. 0-2 so far but he’s on deck this inning if he stays in the game.

  93. LGY - Free Dejo! July 14th, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    Jesus on deck

  94. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos July 14th, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    guys -

    If you’re watching the minor league ASB, I’m going to tell you that my family absolutely loves going to see minor league baseball in New Jersey. We are fortunate to live near the Trenton Thunder (AA) and Lakewood Blue CLaws (Phillies A) parks. It’s great fun and you get to see some guys that you then watch move up (Hanley Ramirez was someone we saw in Trenton a few years ago).

    New Jersey also has independent league baseball, in Somerset and Newark.

    Do yourselves a favor and go out to the minor league parks. It’s economical family entertainment.

  95. LGY - Free Dejo! July 14th, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    You may want to stay away from Newark with Elijah Dukes on that team now.

  96. LGY - Free Dejo! July 14th, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    Am I the only one who missed Montero’s at bat?

  97. blake July 14th, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    Montero took a massive cut and flew out to RF…

  98. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos July 14th, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    No LGY – I missed it, too. I didn’t hear his name.

  99. Billy D July 14th, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    “Am I the only one who missed Montero’s at bat?”

    He flew out to Jay Gibbons. Had no clue that guy was still in baseball.

  100. willis July 14th, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    Does anyone know where to get a John Sterling ringtone? MLB.com used to have it but no more…

  101. mike July 14th, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    Joba voted THE MOST OVER RATED PLAYER IN BASEBALL. Just got S.I. Arod came in second. Speaks volumes of how much they are both hated throughout the game.

  102. mike July 14th, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    I agree with Joba not Arod but it is the dislike factor that got them both alot of votes. I hope Joe can read and sees the article.He seems to be the only one who does not grasp the lack of talents this piece of garbage has.

  103. Joe from Long Island July 14th, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    mike – Really? That was the result of a SI poll? In that case, my opinion of Joba just went up. He travels in good company (Alex).

  104. mike July 14th, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    I may have to cut it out and send it Fed Ex to fat boy first thing in the morn. Nothing would make me happier then to knock lard ass down a few pegs.

  105. mike July 14th, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    Page 17 bottom

    Joba 12%
    Arod 5%
    Gary MAtthews 5%
    Swisher4%
    JD Drew 3%

  106. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos July 14th, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    So with ARod it has to do with dislike but with Joba it’s reflection of his talent?

    Frankly, I hate those kinds of polls – they are POLarizing.

  107. LGY - Free Dejo! July 14th, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    How the hell is Gary Matthews overrated when everyone knows he sucks.

  108. mike July 14th, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    All I am is saying is Arod is perhaps slighty overrated. With Joba he really is overrated. But yet they are so close. What other explination is there?

    Peopl etend not to say bad things about peopl ethey like. If they knew Arod and Joba would see this it is a way to take a free shot at two people who are not very well liked. Only one is really overrated in my humle opinion. Arod was overrated till he got a ring and produced in the post season. Peopl are also jelous of his monry. With Joba he sucks and is not likabl.

  109. Joe from Long Island July 14th, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    Doreen – without disclosing methodology, polls like that are worthless.

    I’m turning in – Have a good night.

  110. LGY - Free Dejo! July 14th, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    That was ugly.

  111. PJH July 14th, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    Montero looked bad there. Its probably not the worst thing that he faces some adversity.

  112. dassit July 14th, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    There also has to be a sliding scale with anything like that. Alex has not been quite right this year with his hip problems, his numbers are down as far as HR and BA, and his huge paycheck are all contributing to it.

    Joba is still very early in his career, but his results over the last two years are not what he had done when he first came up and blew everyone away. The hype that built up because of his early success made him almost mythic. Buchholz was up like that because of his No hitter, but the RS buried him in the minors to cover his struggles. Joba is over rated, I can’t argue with that, but its more because of what he had done and the role the Yankees have placed him in.

  113. Jerkface July 14th, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    Jesus struck out in the all-star game, continuing the long line of yankee failure this year. trade him~!!

  114. LGY - Free Dejo! July 14th, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    Cashmoney foresaw this happening and already tried :(

  115. Hey Kelvin says July 14th, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    You guys should catch the Espy awards on ESPN. Pretty decent jokes

  116. P- (George's Team) July 14th, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    sometimes your comments just go *p00f* on this blog.

  117. P- (George's Team) July 14th, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    Albladeho is closing. Looking good too. he needs to be called up already .. alternate him and joba.

  118. LGY - Free Dejo! July 14th, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    Luis Cruz only got the Dejo on that 4 seamer!

  119. LGY - Free Dejo! July 14th, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    De-jo! De-jo! De-jo!

  120. Everybody Loves Peter A-bum-bum July 14th, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    I wonder what Pete’s got to say.

  121. Everybody Loves Peter A-bum-bum July 14th, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    A bold prediction:

    The “Red Sox” will sweep Texas, while the Rays sweep the Yankees.

  122. LGY - Free Dejo! July 14th, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    Is ‘Red Sox’ in quotes because it is not a real team?

  123. Everybody Loves Peter A-bum-bum July 14th, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    That’s correct.

  124. mx2 July 14th, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    A. Gonzalez now a Brave.

    man, I hate the Braves. I hope they’ll crash and burn. Can’t stand that bobby cox. Hope he goes out with a mere whimper.

  125. Borehead July 14th, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    Braves-Yankees WS

    Knock out Larry and Coxy for the 3rd and final time

  126. Rich in NJ July 14th, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    I think Alby is a AAAA pitcher, but Park may be worse than that.

  127. Rich in NJ July 14th, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    Gaudin as well.

  128. Tar ( formely TarheelYank) July 14th, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    “Girardi said part of the reason Albaladejo hasn’t been called up is that the Yankees no longer see him as a multi-inning guy. They want to use him one inning at a time, and he’s thrived in that role in Triple-A.”

    Why on earth did they think he was a “multi inning guy”? Kind of like Joe using Marte as a “multi inning guy” . Not smart.

    Speaking of “multi-inning guys” I find it very strange that people are actually eagerly anticipating Mitre’s return. Last year I could count on one hand the people on this blog who thought he was worth keeping. Trisha was one.

  129. Icebird753 July 14th, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    Pete: give me 5 red bulls, im thirsty. And give me some Montero, and 10 lbs of beef with that. And Bubba, can u melt me a stick of Bubba and put it in my water?

  130. Icebird753 July 14th, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    *stick of butter

  131. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) July 14th, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    I agree, I hate those stupid polls as well. Players are always jealous of Alex – he always shows up there; it’s ridiculous. However, I’m glad Joba’s on the list.

  132. Carl July 14th, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    Mitre sucks.

  133. Rich in NJ July 14th, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    I don’t think Mitre necessarily sucks.

  134. Joba's got to go!! July 14th, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    Stop babying Joba, Josh Beckett in 2003 was 23 yrs, he beat the Yankees in the WS, and was the MVP. Joba is even WORST THIS YEAR, than last year. He’s not ready for primetime, and needs to be be for the rest of the season in AA ball.

    This is sad ti say, but Kei Igawa is better than Joba, which isn’t saying much.

  135. Nick in SF July 14th, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    Maybe Phil Hughes is the most overrated.

    He went to the All-Star Game and couldn’t even not lose it. :(

  136. Tar ( formely TarheelYank) July 14th, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    Way to stick to your guns Carl.

    Rich, I don’t necessarily know what you mean. :wink:

  137. pat July 14th, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    Best part of the ESPY’s has been Seth Meyer’s opening monolog.

  138. Rich in NJ July 14th, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    Yeah, that was sort of wishy washy, tar.

    I mean that he was probably affected by having decreased arm strength last season as a result of TJ surgery, and now that he has had some time to regain arm strength, he has shown some signs of being a more effective pitcher this season.

  139. LGY - Free Dejo! July 14th, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    Watching Dejo tonight talk about the changes he made are definitely real.

    He was just pumping 4 seamers and dropped a few curves.

    If these changes will translate to the big leagues who knows, but it is definitely worth a shot considering the alternatives on the big league club.

    So, Free Dejo!

  140. Rich in NJ July 14th, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    Then it makes you wonder why he hasn’t been called up yet given how many terrible relievers on currently on the ML roster.

  141. Tar ( formely TarheelYank) July 14th, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    Rich

    I would say that is a good summation.

    I get a little frustrated sometimes because a lot of folks around here have no patience. When the player starts doing good, everybody jumps on the bandwagon.

    last year, 1st half DRob is agood example. He was just killed on this blog pre All Star break.

    “Dejo” was also panned big time. Now He’s had some success, so now he’s gaining a fan club.

    Oh well enough ranting. Good night all.

  142. Yeah July 14th, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    Might be? Might be?

    Who in the big-league pen other than Mo is worth a good GD? Our relievers are really the only Achilles’ heel we have (other than Girardi, evidently).

    Bring him up this week as the eighth-inning man. He cannot possibly fare worse than Joba “1-4, 5.79 ERA” Chambersuck.

  143. Bronx Jeers July 14th, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    To Mitre’s credit, he’s totally obliterated his eponymous Death Watch.

    Now it’s the Joba Death Watch. And it’s aptly named because watching Joba pitch has literally been harmful to our collective health!

    Really, at this rate Joba’s going to be competing for a spot in the pen next Spring.

  144. Yeah July 14th, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    Excluding Mariano, the Yankee bullpen has an ERA of 4.69. That means, on average, they give up more than one run every two innings they’re in.

    There is NO excuse for not bringing Alba up and acquiring at least a couple of good relievers by trade.

  145. LGY - Free Dejo! July 14th, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    It’s hard to figure out why Moseley was called up. He is basically buried in the back of the BP and only pitched twice in 8 days.

    Him and Gaudin are basically wastes of roster spots right now. And it is arguable that Park is as well.

    The roster construction of the bullpen so far this season has been perplexing.

  146. ron July 14th, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    Joba might be good after the asb or next year but unless he starts pitching better soon i doubt he does it this year.

    I know he probably has the best pure stuff in the pen & nobody else has stepped up but unless we get a better 8th inning man joba is going too cost us an important series or the season.

    I would go hard after dunn & bring alby up,i read an article that alby reinvented the way he pitches & you just can’t ignore the results.
    Rumor is dunn is getting frustrated with the nationals.

    The mets brought up davis & a few pitchers for the rotation & it turned their season around,they didn’t even make a trade or spend any money.

  147. Mr.Jackson July 14th, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    “I agree, I hate those stupid polls as well. Players are always jealous of Alex – he always shows up there; it’s ridiculous. However, I’m glad Joba’s on the list.”

    Why? You just hate the guy don’t you?

  148. m July 14th, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    “When Henry and his partners came in, they stood up to Steinbrenner and two championships were the result. Fighting off the Yankees made the Red Sox literally unbeatable in the Series.”

    That quote’s from Pete’s site.

    How did Henry stand up to Steinbrenner? I mean the players stood up to the Yankees on the field, but how did the owners specifically stand up to Steinbrenner? By copying his blueprint for success?

  149. Bret the Hitman July 14th, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    I’d like to get Marmol for the pen. Chicago is having a fire sale and rebuilding. We are loaded with prospects in more crucial areas/positions than bullpen. He should be cheaper than Soria. Of course it all depends on how much the other GM’s, the Royals’ and the Cubs’ in this case, evaluate our talent.

    Cashman had the Seattle scouts scouring our system.

    He needs to get the Cubbies and Royals to follow suit.

  150. Nick in SF July 14th, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    “It’s hard to figure out why Moseley was called up.”

    So they could give him #40 and annoy the 3 people who forgot what a bang-up job they did with Chien-ming Wang?

    Just a theory.

    Bronx Jeers is exactly right about Mitre. We played Mitre Death-Watch 6.00 last season and we lost; this year he made the game look silly.

  151. MTU (aka GBURL) July 14th, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    bret-

    I am sure Cash is scouring the trade market for relievers.

    If he can find anyone who can be had for a reasonable price in terms of money or prospects, or both he will do something.

    IMO We need an effective EIG guy wether that is filled internally or externally.

  152. LGY - Free Dejo! July 14th, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    They are showing an old GMS interview on ESPN Classic.

    He said of all the managers he fired, only one was taken off the payroll.

    Dick Howser was the only one taken off the payroll, but when he died Stein paid off the mortgage on his house.

  153. m July 14th, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.c.....index.html

    Andy talking about the state of good pitching so far this season.

  154. LGY - Free Dejo! July 14th, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    Marmol is under team control for 2 more years after this season.

    I don’t know why the Cubs would trade him unless they got a great offer.

  155. Bret the Hitman July 14th, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    I wouldn’t convert any of our minor league starters to major league relievers. They’re worth more in trades as minor league starters and can bring back possibly an elite reliever (though I wouldn’t trade guys like Brackman and Betances).

  156. Bronx Jeers July 14th, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    How did Henry stand up to Steinbrenner? I mean the players stood up to the Yankees on the field, but how did the owners specifically stand up to Steinbrenner? By copying his blueprint for success?

    —————————————————————————————————————–

    Yeah, sort of.

    I think Pete’s point was that George raised the bar so high that teams like the Red Sox were forced to either improve or run the risk of falling into oblivion.

  157. LGY - Free Dejo! July 15th, 2010 at 12:02 am

    The interviewer was doing word association with Stein. The last one was George Steinbrenner.

    George answered the question with what he would want to be on his tombstone:

    “He never stopped trying”

  158. Jerkface July 15th, 2010 at 12:04 am

    Mosley was brought up because if they didnt he would become a free agent and sign elsewhere

  159. Bronx Jeers July 15th, 2010 at 12:07 am

    LGY – Free Dejo! July 14th, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    They are showing an old GMS interview on ESPN Classic.

    He said of all the managers he fired, only one was taken off the payroll.

    ————————————————————————————————–

    I would guess that there’s a nice handful of guys who are at risk of losing their Yankee paychecks now.

  160. Yankee22 July 15th, 2010 at 12:57 am

    The Yankees need two peices Adam dunn to be the dh and a reliver to take the eight inning role mabey Dotel from the pirates

  161. Mike in Harrisburg July 15th, 2010 at 9:41 am

    I went to the AA All Star Game last night, which was in Harrisburg. Got Austin Romine’s autograph, along with a couple other Thunder players and some other prospects in the eastern league (Kyle Gibson future ace of the Twins, you heard it here first!)

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