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Mitre rehabs, Laird takes fly balls, Weber suspended

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc, Notes on Jul 19, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

A few minor league notes…

mitreSergio Mitre wrapped up his rehab assignment with 4.2 innings tonight in Scranton. Mitre allowed four hits — all singles — while walking two and striking out four. He left with runners at the corners and Eric Wordekemper let them score on a three-run homer.

Donnie Collins reports that Mitre did not allow a ball to be hit in the air. Donnie is also reporting that both Romulo Sanchez and Jonathan Albaladejo — logically the best call-up candidates for tomorrow — are with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre tonight.

LairdIt’s worth noting that Double-A third baseman Brandon Laird started at first base on Saturday night. It was only his fourth game there this season, and his first since June 12. Laird has also started taking fly balls in the outfield before games.

As Mike Ashmore reported, manager Tony Franklin said not to make a “big deal” out of Laird’s time at other positions, but it’s hard not to notice that: 1. He’s blocked at first and third in New York, and 2. He’s been one of the breakout stars of the minor league system this year. It’s true that the Yankees, as a matter of course, often have players get at least a little work at other positions. But with a bat like Laird’s, it’s curious to see him working in in the outfield for the first time, especially considering it’s a spot where the Yankees system is pretty thin.

WeberSpring training’s feel-good story might have taken a turn. Major League Baseball announced three minor league suspensions today, beginning with this one.

Jonathan Weber, a retired player, has been suspended for 100 games following his third positive test for a drug of abuse in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. The suspension of Weber will be effective immediately upon his return to Major League Baseball.

That’s the same Jon Weber who had such a huge spring training with the Yankees, an incredibly good guy who, at 32-years-old, had routinely played well at Triple-A without getting a taste of the majors. Weber was released out of Scranton/Wilkes-Barre earlier this season, signed with Toledo, then suddenly retired on Thursday.

 
 

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240 Responses to “Mitre rehabs, Laird takes fly balls, Weber suspended”

  1. MTU (aka GBURL) July 19th, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    Mitre ahould be good for 75 + pitches when he starts in place of Andy. He threw 73 pitches for SWB tonite.

  2. tampayank July 19th, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    What does everyone think about the rumor of the Steinbrenners buying an EPL soccer team? I hate the idea, would rather them focus just be on the Yankees

    http://network.yardbarker.com/.....ub/2906553

  3. Giuseppe Franco July 19th, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    Giuseppe Franco July 19th, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    It’s actually kind of sad that Weber wasn’t able to live his dream and he was desperate to get some kind of edge before his window closed.

    That said, the genius of Bill Madden wanted this guy on the major league team coming out of ST. The same Bill Madden who thumbs his nose at every legitimate Yankee prospect and fawns over the youngsters in the Red Sox or Rays system.

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

  4. Disco July 19th, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    I like the Steinbrenners getting in on futbol.

    But as you said, they better focus their time and money on the Yankees.

  5. Giuseppe Franco July 19th, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    Gee, I wonder why he retired?

  6. EA July 19th, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    Franco,

    As bad as that article was… the genius of Bill Madden said this in September of 2008:

    Yanks must bring in Matt Holliday, ship out Robinson Cano & Phil Hughes

    http://www.nydailynews.com/spo.....z0uBHd3Tlv

    Just Bill being Bill….

  7. Tim McCarver July 19th, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    Hank = Fredo

  8. Tar July 19th, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    Tampa

    If it keeps Hank out of Cashman’s way, I’m all for it. Let Hank go to Europe and play with a new team.

  9. Carl July 19th, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    Montero is 2-2 with 2 doubles.

  10. Tim McCarver July 19th, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    # Tar July 19th, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    If it keeps Hank out of Cashman’s way, I’m all for it. Let Hank go to Europe and play with a new team.
    ===============================================
    Wouldn’t it be more cost effective for Hank to keep occupied by buying Tiger’s former mistresses.

  11. Carl July 19th, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    My bad 3-3 with 1 double. Hes hitting .267 now. Hes hot!

  12. MTU (aka GBURL) July 19th, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    SJ once said that you can tell alot more about what you have in a ballplayer by the way the react to their struggles.

    If that’s the case, then we can say that we definitely have a winner in Montero.

    He is 3 for 3 so far tonite and has been tearing the cover off the ball since his early struggles.

    He is making his presence felt again and will likely finish strong. :)

  13. MaineYankee July 19th, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    MTU

    I saw the way you two ganged up on Kate this am. I was not quick enough with the quips to join in. I guess the coffee hadn?t kick in yet.

  14. dassit July 19th, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    If he retired doesn’t that make the suspension kind of meaningless? I would think that a suspension of 100 games pretty much ends any chance of a come back for Weber. He probably knew he was going to be caught, hence the retirement.

  15. Giuseppe Franco July 19th, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    EA July 19th, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    Franco,

    As bad as that article was… the genius of Bill Madden said this in September of 2008:

    Yanks must bring in Matt Holliday, ship out Robinson Cano & Phil Hughes

    ———-

    LOL. Yeah, that’s classic Madden. Unreal.

    Imagine how much worse off the Yanks would be right now (and last year) had Cashman listened to him.

  16. mick July 19th, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    He is 3 for 3 so far tonite and has been tearing the cover off the ball since his early struggles.
    ===================
    Perhaps Montero got the message when they offered him to Seattle.

  17. MTU (aka GBURL) July 19th, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    Maine-

    The additional humor is always welcome.

    Nothing like a laugh riot to start your day out right. :)

  18. MTU (aka GBURL) July 19th, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    Mick-

    Whatever it was I am very glad to see it. :)

  19. Rich in NJ July 19th, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    Laird had a .827 OPS going into tonight’s game. I really like the idea of trying him in the OF.

  20. Giuseppe Franco July 19th, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    # dassit July 19th, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    If he retired doesn’t that make the suspension kind of meaningless? I would think that a suspension of 100 games pretty much ends any chance of a come back for Weber. He probably knew he was going to be caught, hence the retirement.

    ———

    He would still have to serve the suspension if he decided to un-retire and make a comeback.

    But the odds of that happening are about as good as Megan Fox showing up on my doorstep.

  21. Giuseppe Franco July 19th, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    Montero has hit pretty well the last month or so. Don’t think the almost trade has much of effect on him.

  22. mick July 19th, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    Why is this an off-day?
    This sked has been so ridiculous.
    2 west coast trip in a 3 week period, all late night games.
    4 straight day games.
    Not to mention the all star break in the middle of it.
    Time for a normal sked thru August.
    Schedule makers were tough on a championship team but the worst is behind us.

  23. mick July 19th, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    Don’t think the almost trade has much of effect on him.
    ===================================
    GF
    Why is that?

  24. Billy D July 19th, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    “Laird had a .827 OPS going into tonight’s game”

    He was up .900 thru June. Pretty ugly month of July. 9 for 54 with 19 K’s heading into tonight. 2 for 4 tonight though.

  25. LGY - Free Dejo! July 19th, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    Laird has a .299 AVG and a .909 OPS vs LHP which includes a very impressive .557 SLG%.

    Maybe he can be the RH part of the Granderson platoon Wave Your Hat is hoping for?

  26. Billy D July 19th, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    “Why is that?”

    He had already started hitting before the near trade happened.

  27. Giuseppe Franco July 19th, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    GF
    Why is that?

    ———-

    Because he’s been hitting the ball hard consistently for awhile now. The almost trade was less than two weeks ago.

  28. Bret The Hitman July 19th, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    Jesus is looking like he could make a push to make the 2011 team.

    Or.

    He could dominate AAA as a 21 year old.

  29. LGY - Free Dejo! July 19th, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    Laird has a 1.216 OPS with RISP this year :shock:

  30. Carl July 19th, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    # Bret The Hitman July 19th, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    Jesus is looking like he could make a push to make the 2011 team.

    Or.

    He could dominate AAA as a 21 year old.

    Would love to see a call up this year.

  31. Rich in NJ July 19th, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    “He was up .900 thru June. Pretty ugly month of July. 9 for 54 with 19 K’s heading into tonight. 2 for 4 tonight though.”

    A .900 OPS probably overstates his true talent (at least as that would factor into his MLEs). Similarly, .827 may understate it. So it was probably a normal slump.

  32. mick July 19th, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    Montero should def. be up for Sept.
    We might need him for the playoffs or next year.

  33. Rick July 19th, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    Mitre has a 7.04 ERA in Scranton in his rehab starts

    Something tells me he is not the answer for the 5th spot.

  34. Rich in NJ July 19th, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    Mitre’s SWB innings are too small a sample to be meaningful.

  35. Eric July 19th, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    Jesus is looking like he could make a push to make the 2011 team.

    Or.

    He could dominate AAA as a 21 year old.

    Hopefully to make a push for 2011… maybe split time with Jorge then

  36. blackaccord July 19th, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    hope to see Ramulo in the majors… may be we catch lightning in a bottle..

  37. gayle July 19th, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    Sad story about Jon Weber funny I don’t not recall hearing or reading anything in the “feel good” story of the Spring that he ha been suspended 2 times before. Not sure many of us would have thought it such a feel good story if we had known about it.

  38. Giuseppe Franco July 19th, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    I doubt very seriously that Montero sees the bigs this season.

  39. LGY - Free Dejo! July 19th, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    “Mitre has a 7.04 ERA in Scranton in his rehab starts”

    —————————-

    That’s the point of making rehab starts.

  40. Rich in NJ July 19th, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    Or what LGY said…………..

  41. mick July 19th, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    GF
    You don’t think Jesus comes up for a cup of coffee in Sept?

  42. Carl July 19th, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    Montero threw out a runner?

  43. Carl July 19th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    He did wooo! Call him up!

  44. pat July 19th, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    Maine-

    McCarver never lets facts get in the way of his fiction. :wink:

    Complacency could probably be blamed I would guess.

    Eric Byrnes on MLB Network? He was playing beer league softball last I heard.

  45. Giuseppe Franco July 19th, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    # mick July 19th, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    GF
    You don’t think Jesus comes up for a cup of coffee in Sept?

    ———-

    No.

    If he was on the 40-man roster, I’d say yes. But, he’s not and I don’t think they will boot someone else off the roster to put him on it.

  46. Carl July 19th, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    Lets all hope that Nick Johnson never comes back to make room.

  47. mick July 19th, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    Why is Johnson allowed to walk around with that mustache?

  48. Rich in NJ July 19th, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    “Why is Johnson allowed to walk around with that mustache?”

    Because they know he needs the extra money he makes as a porn star.

  49. Tar July 19th, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    “Why is Johnson allowed to walk around with that mustache?”

    Because if he ran he might sprain something?

  50. mick July 19th, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    Don’t the Yankees have a policy re: facial hair?

  51. Giuseppe Franco July 19th, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    Not just a porn star, but Ron Jeremy with a buzz cut.

  52. MTU (aka GBURL) July 19th, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    Rox scored 4 to take U-Jim off the hook for tonite 8-7 Rox. U-Jim satys at 15-1. :)

  53. mick July 19th, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    They should have a wheelchair in the dugout next to that guy.

  54. MTU (aka GBURL) July 19th, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    Whatever NJ has it has spread to Marte. :(

  55. Tank Stare July 19th, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    “Don’t the Yankees have a policy re: facial hair?”

    They fear he will cut himself while shaving and miss the rest of next season and they have to pay for his rehab next year as well.

  56. mick July 19th, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    Herpes?

  57. mick July 19th, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    They fear he will cut himself while shaving and miss the rest of next season and they have to pay for his rehab next year as well.
    =========================
    No. That’s why they gave him a 1 year deal.

  58. Carl July 19th, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    Jackson with a bad play in Center. I thought only Granderson had those.

  59. mick July 19th, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    where have all the ladies gone?

  60. Carl July 19th, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    Montero pitched around in the 9th. Respect folks.

  61. mick July 19th, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    Re-spekt.

  62. mick July 19th, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    I feel the ladies are lurking…

  63. Carl July 19th, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    lol mick

  64. Terry from NH July 19th, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    People refuse to talk about Laird on here, but the kid has a great bat and he came out of nowhere… I could see his productive bat in the OF in Yanks future!

  65. mick July 19th, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    I hope they all come with us to the New House tomorrow…

    We are getting a new Stadium. Impostor-free.

  66. Glover July 19th, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    They are waiting until 12 PM tomorrow to re-appear.

  67. mick July 19th, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    This is the final game in the Old Stadium.

  68. TT July 19th, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    Lard = trade bait

  69. mick July 19th, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    lard…lol.

  70. mick July 19th, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    some of you clowns were funny, will miss you in Rehab Stadium.

  71. Red Rum July 19th, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    final game of the old stadium = final day of the blog?

  72. mick July 19th, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    this place is a morgue…see you dudes tmw…and all the lurking ladies who have too much class to spend their last night in what remains of a sewer.

  73. danny k July 19th, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    going to feel a lot different with registration… lot less volume, lot less controversy from the drive-by trolls

    sigh…

  74. Rich in NJ July 19th, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    Sewer?

  75. mick July 19th, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    why wouldn’t they register?

  76. mick July 19th, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    there will always be trolls but impostering will be gone.

  77. mick July 19th, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    going to feel a lot different with registration… lot less volume, lot less controversy from the drive-by trolls
    ================
    you mean like it is right now?

  78. danny k July 19th, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    “there will always be trolls but impostering will be gone.”

    hope you are right… trolls are what makes this place whole…

    i can do without the imposters though

  79. mick July 19th, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    hope you are right… trolls are what makes this place whole…
    =======================================
    on that note I really have to go…classic

  80. Pat M. July 19th, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    So when does this registration window open ???? At the stroke of midnight ????

  81. Erica in NY July 19th, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    Pat M. July 19th, 2010 at 10:37 pm
    So when does this registration window open ???? At the stroke of midnight ????
    **********

    I thought I read somewhere today that it was starting at noon

  82. Giuseppe Franco July 19th, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    Pat M.

    Check your email. Jeff might have sent you a message to register early.

    I know Nick, GB, Bret, myself, and a host of others got one and registered already.

  83. 'My heart beats when they win, and it stops beating when they lose.' July 19th, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    “Why is Johnson allowed to walk around with that mustache?”

    To cushion the fall for his nose, god forbid he has a nose bleed! That might turn into a slippery floor, which might turn into a fall, and another broken back. I say let the man keep the stache!

  84. Asd July 19th, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    I am not a chosen one. Of course, I never expected to be, I haven’t been here anywhere near long enough to deserve it.

    ==========
    I’d rather they not trade Cervelli, as he has the attitude to become a true Yankee, and I think a few years will do him very good, then again with Montero waiting in the wings…. I guess as long as they don’t trade Swish, I’m good.

  85. Erica in NY July 19th, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    I am off to bed…

    Good night Yankee people!

  86. Carl July 19th, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    Erica Damon just made a big mistake!

  87. MTU (aka GBURL) July 19th, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    Erica-

    Sleep well. after tomorrow no more imposters will bother you.

    And by the way, I’m happy you are sleeping in a bed instead of on the floor. :)

  88. Nick in SF July 19th, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    Her name is not ‘Erica Damon’.

  89. Pat M. July 19th, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    Mr. Franco, I’m not on the perferred Studio 54 guest list…….No e-mail for me

  90. baseball jesus July 19th, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    who farted

  91. pat July 19th, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    Hearing the phrase, “and the ball goes by Jason Giambi” on the news made me realize he’s still playing and no one here ever talks about missing him.

  92. MTU (aka GBURL) July 19th, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    Houdini is pitching for the Sox tonite.

    Tomorrow YMH faces an unknown from AAA.

    Weds. is the battle of the Puerto Ricans- Vasquez against Piniero.

    From there it just gets more appealing Bruce Chen, followed by Brian Bannister.

    Nite all. :)

  93. Giuseppe Franco July 19th, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    # Pat M. July 19th, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    Mr. Franco, I’m not on the perferred Studio 54 guest list…….No e-mail for me

    ——–

    You should be okay. But if some chump does nab your ID before you can claim it, Chad suggests something can be done to fix that issue.

  94. Asd July 19th, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    Texas and Detroit both had chances in the 11th, and did not cash in on it. Detroit’s was more embarrassing though.

  95. Pat M. July 19th, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    I’m alright with being on the B list, as long as I still have my perferred status with Delta & US Air………..

  96. MTU (aka GBURL) July 19th, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    Pat M.-

    If you are not on LoHud’s “A-List” then nobody should be.

    And now I really have to turn in. :)

  97. Tyler July 19th, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    I was fortunate enough to get an email. I’m excited about the blog now. I’m relatively new here at least to posting so I don’t really remember what it was like before the days of the trolls lol. But I have heard good things so I’m pumped!

  98. Tyler July 19th, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    Pat M. July 19th, 2010 at 11:16 pm
    I’m alright with being on the B list, as long as I still have my perferred status with Delta & US Air………..
    ——————–

    Lol. I’ll gladly trade you that early registration link for some frequent flyer milage haha.

  99. G. Love July 19th, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    Don’t take it too hard Pat M. I didn’t make the cut either.

  100. Jerkface July 19th, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    The Steinbrenners need to steer clear of the EPL, its trendy to own the teams but the entire league is in crazy debt as the owners outbid each other on players and try to keep up with a ravenous soccer fanbase.

    Its a money losing venture.

  101. Tyler July 19th, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    Jerkface-

    I like watching the EPL but I want them to just keep their money invested in the Yanks and not get distracted. It would be interesting to see how they are received over there though. The Man U fans hate Glazer. But they know how successful the Yankees are so Tottenheim fans would probably love them. I just don’t want to see taht happen.

  102. Jerkface July 19th, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    The EPL’s combined debt is larger than like every other top league combined. Its a crazy money losing scheme.

  103. Jerkface July 19th, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    Someone more vested in Soccer could feel free to chime in, but one thing that might be cool if the Yankees owned the Hotspurs is if they started academy systems in the US to get our young players going and give em some experience.

  104. Tyler July 19th, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    Jerkface July 19th, 2010 at 11:50 pm
    Someone more vested in Soccer could feel free to chime in, but one thing that might be cool if the Yankees owned the Hotspurs is if they started academy systems in the US to get our young players going and give em some experience.
    —————–

    Not really a soccer expert but that seems like it would be logical. I know that alot of American players play for Everton and Fulham in the EPL. I wonder if they have any youth academies in the USA….

  105. stuart July 20th, 2010 at 12:10 am

    When is registration starting??

  106. Carl July 20th, 2010 at 12:10 am

    Yankees should buy the Knicks.

  107. Pollyanna "Porkchop" Pough July 20th, 2010 at 12:40 am

    clemens will bang his fist

  108. pistol pete July 20th, 2010 at 12:44 am

    Need a DH and a starting pitcher. Oswalt and Berkman make a ton of money but if the Yanks are willing to pay could get these guys without a lot of top prospects just money. Berkman could DH, switch hits, has power and a high obp. He’s not what he once was but is in his last year of a $15m deal with a $2m buyout. He’d cost about $8m including his option but would really lengthen the lineup, be a huge upgrade over Miranda and would want to get a ring. Oswalt is far better than his 6 and 11 record but makes a ton of money and has $16m due next yr with a $16m option the next yr with a 2m buyout. He’d slot $4.5m more than Vasquez next year and is far better than Vasquez, he’d want a ring badly and could be a great post season starter that I really don’t think Vasquez could be. Trading for Oswalt would hurt signing Lee or Pettitte next year since if both signed they’d have 6 starters under contract and that’s obviously something to think about. I still like the deal and I’m getting nervous that the Yanks are heading for trouble with the starters getting thin, an already weak bullpen, and no DH since Johnson went down.

  109. Dark Dante July 20th, 2010 at 12:47 am

    LOL The Oakland announcers are getting ticked off with Red Sox Nation accusing them of being Yankees fans in disguise who just switch caps when the Sox come to town. I guess they now know how Baltimore feels for most of the season.

  110. Carl July 20th, 2010 at 12:50 am

    pistol pete

    It’s not gonna happen.

  111. stuart July 20th, 2010 at 12:53 am

    pistol pete.. why don’t the yanks just have a $300 mill payroll???

  112. pistol pete July 20th, 2010 at 1:30 am

    Oswalt and Berkman would add about $12m this year and 4.5m next year since Vasquez’s $11.5m comes off. That’s far from $300m. Berkman’s gone at year end and Oswalt adds $4.5m from Vasquez’s contract. Considering some of the ridiculous financial decisions they’ve made in years past this is hardly crazy. both contracts are very short in nature, Berkman’s done this year and Oswalt could easily slot in Vasques’s spot next year without having to give 5 or 6 years to another pitcher. It really makes sense if they don’t have to give top prospects. Houston is going nowhere and dying to get rid of these guys.

  113. pistol pete July 20th, 2010 at 1:31 am

    Anyonw watch the Mets tonight, wow, they stink, Pelfrey looks like Wang did before he blew out his shoulder.

  114. Pat M. July 20th, 2010 at 1:36 am

    4 Years ago Brian Cashman went shopping and he came home with noy only Bobby Abreu , he also came back with Cory Lidle…….Does anybody think he could pull off a similar coup in the next few weeks ????? Although this club is without far less concerns…

  115. SAS July 20th, 2010 at 1:36 am

    Pete.

    Do you ever have anything positive to say …ever.

  116. SAS July 20th, 2010 at 1:37 am

    good night all

  117. SAS July 20th, 2010 at 1:40 am

    Pat M,

    I’d be surprised this year. The family is in mourning and it might not be the time to ask for a few million. Maybe I’m wrong. Hope so

  118. JS July 20th, 2010 at 5:57 am

    Time to register

  119. Lou-in-Vermont July 20th, 2010 at 6:37 am

    when does registration start?

  120. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos July 20th, 2010 at 6:46 am

    Lou-inVermont -

    Noon today.

    I see the Rays and Red Sox both won last night. Figured they would, seeing as they played the O’s and the A’s, respectively. Not exactly the cream of the crop. Oh, well.

  121. Luds July 20th, 2010 at 6:47 am

    Good to see Mitre pitching well after his sting on the DL, he might be the guy to hold the 5th spot together after all.

  122. MaineYankee July 20th, 2010 at 6:49 am

    Doreen

    Did you have to log in this am?

  123. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos July 20th, 2010 at 6:54 am

    Maine Yankee -

    No. I was not one of the “chosen” people who got to register early. :lol:

  124. GreenBeret7 July 20th, 2010 at 6:57 am

    MaineYankee July 20th, 2010 at 6:49 am
    Doreen

    Did you have to log in this am?

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

    You kids get back to bed. Santa Claus hasn’t been here yet. Thought that I heard some tiny reindeer hoof beats down the street, though.

    No, I guess those were tiny moose hoof beats. Sorry.

  125. Bret the Hitman July 20th, 2010 at 6:59 am

    I don’t understand why Doreen, Pat M. or G-Love were not “chosen”.

    I guess that means you all have lives.

    Not a bad thing.

  126. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos July 20th, 2010 at 7:01 am

    Mornin’ GB7.

    Five hours to go. Ha!

    :)

  127. MaineYankee July 20th, 2010 at 7:03 am

    GB7

    I thought I heard a bull snorting outside but then I realized it was just you.

  128. MaineYankee July 20th, 2010 at 7:05 am

    Doreen

    I guess Chad needs to be flogged for leaving out some of the “old guard”. :lol:

    I was thinking of GB7 when I said that not you.

  129. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos July 20th, 2010 at 7:05 am

    Bret -

    Could be because we have not been impersonated much, if at all, too.

    It doesn’t bother me. But I know what’s going to happen. Sometime right before noon, there will be a phone call or a minor emergency at home that takes my attention, and I won’t get to registering until about 1:00 and my name will be gone! (I really don’t expect that to happen, though – someone using the name Doreen.)

    I wonder how difficult it is going to be at noon, though, with all of us trying to register precisely on the stroke of 12. Lohud’s going to explode!

  130. Tar July 20th, 2010 at 7:13 am

    Did you guys have a spam folder (no jokes GB)? That’s where my e-mails were.

  131. GreenBeret7 July 20th, 2010 at 7:16 am

    I bet you wouldn’t talk to me like that if I was Randy.

  132. MTU (aka GBURL) July 20th, 2010 at 7:18 am

    Montero’s July :

    .364 13 44 12 16 3 0 2 7 11 7 0 0 .482 .568 1.050 :) :)

  133. MaineYankee July 20th, 2010 at 7:18 am

    I’ve been thinking that Randy was just your troll name.

  134. upstate kate July 20th, 2010 at 7:19 am

    I went thru the registration process, but when I go to log in, I hit submit and it goes blank…maybe b/c it isn’t required yet?

  135. MaineYankee July 20th, 2010 at 7:19 am

    MTU

    How dare you come here and change the subject to baseball.

  136. MTU (aka GBURL) July 20th, 2010 at 7:19 am

    Maine-

    I see you decided to have more coffee this morning. ;)

  137. GreenBeret7 July 20th, 2010 at 7:20 am

    MaineYankee July 20th, 2010 at 7:18 am
    I’ve been thinking that Randy was just your troll name.

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

    LMAO. I just spit up my Super sigar Crisp through my nose, you bum.

  138. MaineYankee July 20th, 2010 at 7:21 am

    Kate

    I had to log in this am.

    I got the early reg. e-mail yesterday.

  139. GreenBeret7 July 20th, 2010 at 7:22 am

    Super sigar Crisp

    and then my super Sugar Crisp.

    I’ve got to get a new dictionary soon.

  140. MaineYankee July 20th, 2010 at 7:22 am

    MTU

    Yup. A little sharper this am.

    GB7 you don’t need to respond.

  141. upstate kate July 20th, 2010 at 7:23 am

    Maine Yankee
    yeah, I got the early reg email as well…maybe I will try again

  142. GreenBeret7 July 20th, 2010 at 7:25 am

    Every so often, you may have to log in. Not the full page, just bring this page back up.

    Where it reads “Logged in as…..”. Under “Leave comment below.

    It may not disappear now that everyone else will be on line, though.

  143. benfica356 July 20th, 2010 at 7:27 am

    How do u register cause i didnt get any emails

  144. MaineYankee July 20th, 2010 at 7:27 am

    Braden is going for Oakland tonight.

    Lets hope Youkie runs across the mound tonight. :lol:

  145. upstate kate July 20th, 2010 at 7:29 am

    Maine

    Braden would toss Youk like Porcello did…that is how they do things in the 209!

  146. GreenBeret7 July 20th, 2010 at 7:30 am

    MaineYankee July 20th, 2010 at 7:27 am
    Braden is going for Oakland tonight.

    Lets hope Youkie runs across the mound tonight.

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

    Youkilis is a coward. He knows that the 209 Gang will get him for crossing their turf.

  147. GreenBeret7 July 20th, 2010 at 7:31 am

    I know that if this board hadn’t changed hands, Randy and I wouldn’t be getting any notification at all.

  148. MTU July 20th, 2010 at 7:33 am

    Hey Youk get off of my mound.

    Don’t hang around or you’ll lose your crown (or chromedome). :)

  149. MaineYankee July 20th, 2010 at 7:35 am

    You would have been blocked.

    We could only dream.

  150. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos July 20th, 2010 at 7:36 am

    Now I feel left out. :(

    It didn’t bother me about not getting to register early, but all my friends were asked and not me. :( :( :(

    It must be the chlorine scent. ;)

  151. GreenBeret7 July 20th, 2010 at 7:38 am

    What friends, Doreen? we don’t hang around undesirables.

  152. MaineYankee July 20th, 2010 at 7:40 am

    Doreen

    I didn’t mean to make you sad. :(

    I was thinking that the chlorine had something to do with it but didn’t want to say it.

    I guess they thought you would make this place to clean. :lol:

  153. MaineYankee July 20th, 2010 at 7:41 am

    Doreen

    Does it make you feel like the last kid waiting to get picked? :lol:

  154. GreenBeret7 July 20th, 2010 at 7:42 am

    I assume that when the idea came up to start registration, Chad and Jeff just took the first dozen or so names on the screen that was posting and chose them as test subjects. I can only assume that it was a day that I was on my best behavior.

  155. MTU July 20th, 2010 at 7:43 am

    Doreen-

    Pat M. said he didn’t get his Studio 54 invite either.

  156. MaineYankee July 20th, 2010 at 7:44 am

    GB7

    GreenBeret7 July 20th, 2010 at 7:38 am
    What friends, Doreen? we don?t hang around undesirables.

    ———————————————————————-

    Either you have a mouse in your pocket or you and randy are the same person.

    I can’t imagine who else you are referring to when you say we. :lol:

  157. MTU July 20th, 2010 at 7:44 am

    GB-

    When are you ever on your best behavior ? Every millenium. get real.

  158. baseball jesus July 20th, 2010 at 7:44 am

    Stop screwing around, Joba,Miranda,Romine,Sanchez for Oswalt and Berkman.
    CC
    OZ
    Javy
    Hughes
    Burnett

    Hughes in the pen when Andy gets back. Berkman to DH

  159. Rishi July 20th, 2010 at 7:46 am

    another interesting article on the Tim McCarver verbal vomit:

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

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

    Doreen –

    I didn’t get the extra-special email, either…maybe it was for people who get impersonated a lot? I just hope I can register with my name by the time I’m back from meetings this afternoon

  160. Bret the Hitman July 20th, 2010 at 7:47 am

    Your spam filter might have eliminated your registration email. Some spam filters are very strict.

  161. Tar July 20th, 2010 at 7:48 am

    “I know that if this board hadn’t changed hands, Randy and I wouldn’t be getting any notification at all”

    Nah, old “tin Cup” is probably hanging out with his buddy right now.

    Now I know if it wasn’t for Sam, I was out of here. One day I hope to share a couple of very humorous e-mails. :D

  162. Noreaster July 20th, 2010 at 7:49 am

    Hey, do we register yet? I’m on a lake in northern Maine…service is spotty.

  163. GreenBeret7 July 20th, 2010 at 7:50 am

    MTU July 20th, 2010 at 7:44 am
    GB-

    When are you ever on your best behavior ? Every millenium. get real.

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

    Hurrrrrrmph! Well, I never!!!

    “I didn’t get a “Hurrrrrrmph” out of that guy.” – Governor William J. Le Petomane

  164. MTU July 20th, 2010 at 7:50 am

    Bret-

    That is very possible.

    Jeff and I were burning up cyberspace trying to get it right.

  165. MaineYankee July 20th, 2010 at 7:52 am

    Noreaster July 20th, 2010 at 7:49 am
    Hey, do we register yet? I?m on a lake in northern Maine?service is spotty.

    ————————————————————————

    Are you saying Maine isn’t on the cutting edge of the tech. world?

    What lake are you on?

  166. Rishi July 20th, 2010 at 7:53 am

    nice piece on Mr. Steinbrenner’s final resting spot…

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07.....ref=sports

  167. GreenBeret7 July 20th, 2010 at 7:53 am

    Rishi, you and Doreen might want to fire off an e-mail to Jeff or Chad and ask them to hold your names because you won’t be available right away.

  168. MTU July 20th, 2010 at 7:54 am

    Noreaster-

    “Hey, do we register yet? I’m on a lake in northern Maine…service is spotty.”

    Are you on the Lake or just near it ?

    Because if you are standing in the middle of a Lake I would like to come up and see that. :)

  169. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos July 20th, 2010 at 7:54 am

    Rishi -

    Good luck.

    I can’t imagine too many of us having an issue.

    Maine Yankee -

    Yeah, being the last one picked or the only one whose mom didn’t give her ice cream money before she left for work! (Wow, where did that memory come from???)

  170. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos July 20th, 2010 at 7:55 am

    Bret the Hitman -

    Ha! My spam filter is worthless. :)

  171. MaineYankee July 20th, 2010 at 7:55 am

    Rishi

    I was only impostered once so I don’t think that was the reason.

  172. Bret the Hitman July 20th, 2010 at 7:56 am

    Even CR9 got an email or so I heard.

  173. GreenBeret7 July 20th, 2010 at 7:57 am

    MTU July 20th, 2010 at 7:54 am
    Noreaster-

    “Hey, do we register yet? I’m on a lake in northern Maine…service is spotty.”

    Are you on the Lake or just near it ?

    Because if you are standing in the middle of a Lake I would like to come up and see that.

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

    If he’s standing in the middle of the lake, GMS would let him wear his hair and anyway he wanted to. at least that’s what he told Lou Pinella.

  174. MTU July 20th, 2010 at 7:58 am

    Bret-

    You’re joking, right?

  175. GreenBeret7 July 20th, 2010 at 7:59 am

    his hair and ***beard*** anyway he wanted

  176. Bret the Hitman July 20th, 2010 at 7:59 am

    MTU July 20th, 2010 at 7:58 am
    Bret-

    You’re joking, right?
    ********

    Yes.

    I was just pouring salt in Doreen’s wounds.

    :lol:

  177. MTU July 20th, 2010 at 8:00 am

    GB-

    I remember that. Too funny.

    Peter Sellers does that very thing in the movie called “Being There”.

    If you haven’t seen it check it out. You’d like it. :)

  178. mikey487 July 20th, 2010 at 8:01 am

    Anyone have an idea what the sign up prizes are going to be?

    A subscription to the Journal News?
    A ride on the carousel at the Palisade Park Mall?
    Any other thoughts? :)

  179. Mike July 20th, 2010 at 8:01 am

    is it registration time yet?

  180. MTU July 20th, 2010 at 8:01 am

    Bret-

    I keep telling you that you need to control those inner demons. :)

  181. Bret the Hitman July 20th, 2010 at 8:02 am

    The prizes are AWESOME!

    Autographed baseballs by current and former Yankee greats.

    I want the Jeter ball for my nephew or maybe the Yogi ball.

  182. GreenBeret7 July 20th, 2010 at 8:02 am

    Love any movie with Peter Sellers in it. I’ll check it out. Thanks for the idea, MTU.

  183. mikey487 July 20th, 2010 at 8:03 am

    Bret – REALLY????

  184. MaineYankee July 20th, 2010 at 8:03 am

    Bret

    Be carefull.

    She could pour chlorine on you and bleach you out of here.

  185. Bret the Hitman July 20th, 2010 at 8:04 am

    Mikey487,

    Yes. Really. Others will confirm.

  186. upstate kate July 20th, 2010 at 8:04 am

    Doreen and Rishi
    I am sure it was an oversight. If it was up to me, you certainly would be pre registered. It is great to have other female Yankee fans around :)

  187. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos July 20th, 2010 at 8:04 am

    Nice, Bret. I’ll remember that!! :lol:

  188. mikey487 July 20th, 2010 at 8:04 am

    Bret – Cool. Thanks

  189. MTU July 20th, 2010 at 8:04 am

    GB-

    It’s a surreal movie, and funny in a very subtle sort of way. Right up your alley. ;)

  190. MaineYankee July 20th, 2010 at 8:05 am

    Maybe Chad will go back and find the biggest Gardner hater and give them that ball. :lol:

  191. Bret the Hitman July 20th, 2010 at 8:06 am

    If I get the Gardner ball I’m selling it to the Gay Yankee Fan for $5,000

  192. MTU July 20th, 2010 at 8:09 am

    Is this the dawning of the age of Aquarius on LoHud.

    The rise of the Phoenix.

    The new beginnning.

    The start of the golden age. :)

  193. MTU July 20th, 2010 at 8:12 am

    Bret-

    You should know that the more you want something the less likely you are to get it.

    Be casual about the prizes and they will come to YOU.

    Express no interest. :)

  194. Bret the Hitman July 20th, 2010 at 8:13 am

    MTU,

    Prayer must be humble, specific and repetitive.

    Have you forgotten our Soria Prayer Circle already?

  195. Bronx Born July 20th, 2010 at 8:16 am

    Good morning folks

  196. MTU July 20th, 2010 at 8:18 am

    Bret-

    Too true. And as corny as it sounds. It’s what I do each and every day.

    I have been both an idiot as well as a fool so I need extra protection.

    Always make the ones for your self last, or even better leave them out completely. ;)

  197. MTU July 20th, 2010 at 8:20 am

    Bronx-

    It’s a new day here at LoHud. Watch as the Sun rises once again. :)

  198. Giuseppe Franco July 20th, 2010 at 8:24 am

    Yanks to miss both Weaver and Greinke over the next 6 games.

  199. MTU July 20th, 2010 at 8:25 am

    GF-

    It’s about time we got lucky. :)

  200. baseball jesus July 20th, 2010 at 8:26 am

    Kevin Brown
    Nope no filter yet.

  201. blake July 20th, 2010 at 8:27 am

    testing, guess we don’t have to register yet

  202. MaineYankee July 20th, 2010 at 8:28 am

    MTU

    You don’t have to be lucky when your good.

  203. MTU July 20th, 2010 at 8:28 am

    Blake-

    Congratulations. You just survived the jump to hyperspace. :)

  204. MTU July 20th, 2010 at 8:31 am

    Maine-

    Reminds me of an old saying we used to hear when we were kids.

    “If you can’t be lucky you’d better be good.

    And if you can’t be good, and you can’t be lucky.

    You’d better be good and lucky.”

  205. Erin July 20th, 2010 at 8:32 am

    blake July 20th, 2010 at 8:27 am
    testing, guess we don?t have to register yet

    **************************
    the cool people are already registered.

    I kid, I kid. ;)

  206. tom tresh 15 July 20th, 2010 at 8:34 am

    Hurrrrrrmph! Well, I never!!!

    “I didn’t get a “Hurrrrrrmph” out of that guy.” – Governor William J. Le Petomane
    ————————————————————————————————————————
    Well I did not get an invite either

  207. blake July 20th, 2010 at 8:34 am

    Erin,

    I’m a B or maybe even C lister… its no surprise

  208. Erin July 20th, 2010 at 8:37 am

    blake July 20th, 2010 at 8:34 am
    Erin,

    I?m a B or maybe even C lister? its no surprise

    *************************
    blake-you’re an A-lister. :) Must have been an oversight.

  209. blake July 20th, 2010 at 8:38 am

    Erin,

    I’m thinking about changing my name to MTU anyway so that everyone will think I’m smarter :)

  210. MTU July 20th, 2010 at 8:39 am

    Is there no justice ?

    How could people like Doreen, Pat M., Blake and others not be “type A” free agents.

    We all know they bring it.

    It’s a mad mad world. Don’t expect sense from it. :)

  211. MaineYankee July 20th, 2010 at 8:39 am

    Erin

    Be carefull. You keep talking that way and there will be alot of swelled heads here. :lol:

  212. Haiku-man July 20th, 2010 at 8:40 am

    Totally off subject, Mets pitcher Pelfrey needed 54 pitches to get out of the 1st inning. He lasted 1.1 innings and 74 pitches. Mets in trouble.
    Ulbaldo gave up 6 runs 4 earned, could he be coming back to earth the second half?

  213. Bret the Hitman July 20th, 2010 at 8:40 am

    Doreen, Blake, CR9…

    What’s the difference?

    :lol:

  214. MTU July 20th, 2010 at 8:41 am

    Blake-

    I thought you said you wanted to be smarter ? :)

  215. MaineYankee July 20th, 2010 at 8:41 am

    MTU

    Maybe the ones that got left out are being exposed as the trolls they are. :lol: :lol:

  216. blake July 20th, 2010 at 8:41 am

    MTU,

    are you registered?

  217. Rishi July 20th, 2010 at 8:42 am

    Thanks, guys :)

    I think i’m going to try to bring the laptop to my meeting.

  218. Bret the Hitman July 20th, 2010 at 8:42 am

    Pat M., Philly Phitins…

    They’re all the same.

    :lol:

  219. gayle July 20th, 2010 at 8:43 am

    Trying to figure out how to register

  220. MaineYankee July 20th, 2010 at 8:44 am

    Haiku-man

    What’s the idea cluttering this place up with baseball talk.

    I already had to call out MTU for the same thing.

  221. MTU July 20th, 2010 at 8:44 am

    Blake-

    yes. I slipped thru the cracks but I was required to modify my handle to survive the cut.

    Just so we’re clear. The change does not mean I have completely given up on Joba. :)

  222. Erin July 20th, 2010 at 8:45 am

    MaineYankee July 20th, 2010 at 8:39 am
    Erin

    Be carefull. You keep talking that way and there will be alot of swelled heads here

    ***********************
    LOL Very true.

  223. blake July 20th, 2010 at 8:46 am

    MTU,

    What did that stand for anyway…GBURL? I always meant to ask.

  224. GGBG (50 SB's for me!) July 20th, 2010 at 8:46 am

    It was a nice fantasy to dream the starting 5 would all make it through the season without getting hurt. 4-5 weeks is 5-7 starts. If Mitre can keep us in 3-5 of those games we will be fine.

  225. Haiku-man July 20th, 2010 at 8:46 am

    MaineiYankee

    UR funny!

    Phillies got lit up by Cardinals last night too.

  226. MTU July 20th, 2010 at 8:47 am

    Maine-

    You are skirting the hairy edge with comments like that.

    When you are already circling the drain you should be a lot more careful. :)

  227. BetterLivingThruChemistry July 20th, 2010 at 8:49 am

    Ulbaldo gave up 6 runs 4 earned, could he be coming back to earth the second half?
    ___________

    Possibly, but MLB network showed how he is opening up more toward the first base side than he was earlier in the year. His lower half is causing his shoulder to open up too soon. Seems like this would be something that can be corrected and have him back on track.

  228. BetterLivingThruChemistry July 20th, 2010 at 8:50 am

    The Phillies pitchers looked like they were participating in the HR Derby for a while in that game last night.

  229. MTU July 20th, 2010 at 8:51 am

    Blake-

    Great Both Underbelly Ring Leader.

    Simply translated it meant that I always wanted to see both Joba and Phil as starters.

    Though the light grows dim on that possibility I promised myself I would not give up on JC unless and until he is permanently assigned to the BP or is traded.

    Glad that’s out of the way. :)

  230. blake July 20th, 2010 at 8:51 am

    “Possibly, but MLB network showed how he is opening up more toward the first base side than he was earlier in the year.”

    In a remarkably well done and intelligent piece by Mitch Williams of all people….he’s currently a nose ahead of Kruk

  231. MaineYankee July 20th, 2010 at 8:53 am

    MTU

    You might need to change to DTJ.

  232. blake July 20th, 2010 at 8:54 am

    “Great Both Underbelly Ring Leader.”

    lol, geez, how on earth did I not figure that one out.

    I have to run out for awhile. ….hopefully when I return I will still be myself.

  233. Chip July 20th, 2010 at 8:56 am

    I would love for Laird (and Eduardo Nunez) to get some work in the outfield.

    On another note, I was watching some games last night and saw a guy who would be an almost perfect addition to the Yankees, unfortunately his team is in the thick of a playoff push; Andruw Jones. Right handed power, can DH and play a little OF as well.

  234. Erin July 20th, 2010 at 8:56 am

    New Post: Pitching matchups vs. Angels

    :arrow:

  235. upstate kate July 20th, 2010 at 8:56 am

    Kruk did a nice segment when the Boss died…can’t remember what he said, just remember he was very complimentary to both Steinbrenner and the Yankees. It was a pleasant surprise.

  236. MaineYankee July 20th, 2010 at 8:58 am

    blake

    ?.hopefully when I return I will still be myself.

    ———————————————————————

    If you don’t we’ll have found another troll.

  237. MTU July 20th, 2010 at 8:59 am

    Maine-

    I understand but actually I am not totally opposed to that for JC’s sake.

    A change of scenery might actually do him some good.

    I hope he still has one more shot to pull it together with the Yanks.

    And that he realizes the gravity of his situation, pronto. :)

  238. Rishi July 20th, 2010 at 9:01 am

    :arrow:

  239. MaineYankee July 20th, 2010 at 9:04 am

    MTU

    I’m not saying that’s what I want, just that it is a possibility.

    I would like to see him reach his potential with the Yankees.

    Good job on figuring out my acronym. :lol:

  240. bobg July 20th, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    Ted Lilly would be the answer for SP Soria for the bullpen and Wiggington for the bench


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