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Mitre starting for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre tonight

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

Sergio Mitre will make a rehab start tonight for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. According to general manager Brian Cashman, Mitre will throw 75 pitches. He’ll be working on short rest — he just pitched Thursday — but this should help him get a little more stretched out.

Cashman said Andy Pettitte’s injury has not changed the way he’s approaching the trade deadline.

“That’s what Mitre is here for,” Cashman said. “He’d be in most teams’ rotations.”

Before Mitre is activated, the Yankees will call-up someone from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Cashman said he hasn’t talked to Joe Girardi to solidify who that will be, but Cashman said it will not be Ivan Nova.

Nova was scheduled to be tonight’s Triple-A starter, but he will either work in relief for the night or be bumped back to start on another day. He will not come to New York to serve as a temporary long man.

Jonathan Albaladejo — who won the International League’s Pitcher of the Week award for a second straight week — seems to be the top option, but that’s strictly my opinion.

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112 Responses to “Mitre starting for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre tonight”

  1. BD (Boston Dave) July 19th, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    Would you rather have Ivan Nova pitching or Dustin Moseley?

    I hope they can find some relief from within.

  2. LGY - Free Dejo! July 19th, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    In 2008 and 2009 combined Roy Oswalt was worth 6.7 WAR.

    In 2008 alone Cliff Lee was worth 7.2 WAR.

    In 2009 alone Lee was worth 6.6 WAR. Only 0.1 less than 2 full seasons of Oswalt.

  3. Irreverent Discourse July 19th, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    … and Lee did it in decidedly more competitive environments than Oswalt.

  4. LGY - Free Dejo! July 19th, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    And obviously WAR is not the perfect or far from the only way to compare pitchers, but telling nonetheless and quite time saving ;)

  5. Warning Track Power July 19th, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    I want Mitre on the mound. Prior to his injury, Mitre was pitching well.
    His sinker had a lot of movement.

  6. Erin July 19th, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    RiverAveBlues Bozo the Clown’s grandson could face the Yanks tomorrow night. http://bit.ly/9rNBRH

  7. Erica in NY July 19th, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    Erin July 19th, 2010 at 1:17 pm
    RiverAveBlues Bozo the Clown?s grandson could face the Yanks tomorrow night. http://bit.ly/9rNBRH

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

    If he has the red clown nose, he will be my new favorite player

  8. Deep to left July 19th, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    SJ44,

    Didn’t you say months ago that Mike Lowell will be released soon, very soon?

    Wrong again.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/bost.....id=5389087

  9. GreenBeret7 July 19th, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    tom tresh 15 July 19th, 2010 at 1:06 pm
    GB7
    You should feel honored, Imposter’s have started on you now

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

    Yeah, I know. This guy is just much too clever for us.

    How are things with you Tommy T.?

    I missed seeing guys like Mantle and Murcer and your namesake at OTD. The younger fans coming up will have their idols/heroes. Ours are disappearing too rapidly.

  10. Mike Ri July 19th, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    im on the Oswalt side of the fence. I just think he fits in perfectly… However . lets give Mitre a shot .

  11. pat July 19th, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    Tex in the studio with Francesa.

  12. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos July 19th, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    Tex on WFAN

  13. Trevor July 19th, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    Teixeira in studio with Francesa.

  14. Irreverent Discourse July 19th, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    lol, I was at kitchen Kabaret on glen cove road yesterday on my way to the game… and francesa almost ran me over with his benz.

  15. MLBTRCommentModerator July 19th, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    “We’re going to be wearing a bullseye. But that’s what you play for,” Wade said. “We enjoy the bullseye. Plus, there’s going to be times when we lose 2-3 games in a row, and it seems like the world has crashed down. You all are going to make it seem like the World Trade is coming down again, but it’s not going to be nothing but a couple basketball games.”

    This comment would be deleted from MLB TR immediately. Here I thought that Wade was the more educated of the new big three.

  16. JM July 19th, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    You gotta feel for Lowell. The guy’s a gritty player and maybe he’s washed up, but the Sox haven’t exactly treated him well.

  17. tom tresh 15 July 19th, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    GreenBeret7 July 19th, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    tom tresh 15 July 19th, 2010 at 1:06 pm
    GB7
    You should feel honored, Imposter’s have started on you now

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

    Yeah, I know. This guy is just much too clever for us.

    How are things with you Tommy T.?

    I missed seeing guys like Mantle and Murcer and your namesake at OTD. The younger fans coming up will have their idols/heroes. Ours are disappearing too rapidly.

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

    Things are great here in N. C. I keep checking the boards routinely to check on your health and glad to hear you are doing reasonably well.
    The way I came up with this name is because he and Mantle were my child hood hero’s. When I was a kid Tresh won roy. Man I thought then, That a Mantle may be easy to come by. Boy was I wrong

  18. Erin July 19th, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    Erica in NY July 19th, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    If he has the red clown nose, he will be my new favorite player

    ************************
    I had to laugh when I saw that tweet, because my dad was just telling me last week that Bozo’s grandson was a pitcher.

  19. ron July 19th, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    Oswalt would be nice but he would have to be considerably better than mitre,not sure.

    Imo he is too expensive & will hurt our pursuit for lee.
    Do you see us adding lee & oswalt?Don’t see it.

    I would try to pry an ace away from a team if possible starting with montero.
    There are none available that we know about but as one gm said recently nobody is untradeable.

    Cano getting major props on wfan.

    Tex getting me nervous,”cano has some of the best hands i’ve ever seen”

    lol.

  20. Mike Ri July 19th, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    ESPN’s Buster Olney tweets the Yankees’ trade deadline priorities:

    “Even in the aftermath of Andy Pettitte’s injury, the Yankees’ focus is not on adding a starting pitcher; rather, the clear priority is improving the bench, and in order of importance, adding a reliever is priority No. 2.”

    On the bullpen front, the Yankees have been very loosely connected to five righties in recent weeks: Michael Wuertz, Leo Nunez, Joakim Soria, Kevin Gregg, and Jason Isringhausen. Gregg is the most viable option there, but it’s likely the Yanks have inquired on a few more of these potentially available relievers.

    The Yankees signed Chad Tracy to a minor league deal, and have also been connected to Wes Helms and Ty Wigginton as possible bench bats. The market features plenty more, like perhaps Willie Bloomquist, Russell Branyan, Adam Kennedy, Willie Harris, Xavier Nady, Jason Michaels, Craig Counsell, Jim Edmonds, Bobby Crosby, Andy LaRoche, and Augie Ojeda. All of those names are speculation on my part.

  21. Erin July 19th, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    ron July 19th, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    Cano getting major props on wfan.

    ************************
    As well he should. Wish I could listen. :(

  22. John's Call July 19th, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    If Oswalt ever bats for the Yankees, here is what John “Blowhard” Sterling’s call will be.

    “Heeeeere’s the pitch. Swung on and hit deep into left field. Did he get enough! There it goes! BACK AND TO THE LEFT! BACK AND TO THE LEFT! Lee Harvey Oswalt just assassinated that pitch! Oh, what a blast, by Roy Oswalt!”

  23. Irreverent Discourse July 19th, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    lol… kevin gregg is the most reliable option there? olney is on drugs.

  24. GreenBeret7 July 19th, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    Tommy T. , When tresh came up, he was just great. When he started tearing up his knees, that was the beginning of the end. I remember back in 1966 when they were going to trade Tresh for Yazstremski until Tresh hurt his knee for the first time. After that, it was wrists and shoulder. Not sure how I would have felt about that trade at that moment, but, WOW, would that have been some trade going forward.

  25. pat July 19th, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    m

    I found THE store and Tex is their new pimp. :wink:

    http://www.hartschaffnermarx.c.....pt_id=1013

  26. Bret the Hitman July 19th, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    Nobody cares about the NBA.

    Yesterday morning in church, the preacher was talking about legacy and mentioned Lebron James.

    Everybody gasped. The whole church did.

    People pity the guy for his 1 hr self-love fest.

    His decision truly heart the NBA and will damage ratings.

    This is like when Hulk Hogan became a bad guy. It lasted for like a week. People were upset, so the corporate execs switched him back.

    When legends like Jordan shoot down the notion of joining the competition instead of beating it and challenging it, you know Lebron’s decision was only good for the small market Heat.

  27. ron July 19th, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    Erin July 19th, 2010 at 1:34 pm
    ron July 19th, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    Cano getting major props on wfan.

    ************************
    As well he should. Wish I could listen.

    ———————————————————————

    You can’t go to wfan.com & click listen?

  28. Erin July 19th, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    ron July 19th, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    You can?t go to wfan.com & click listen?

    ***************************
    Sadly, no. I’m at work, so it’s blocked out.

  29. baseballfab July 19th, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    Ugh. Hate to say it, but Tex is SO phony and SP corporate. Ugh.

  30. Gambler July 19th, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    “That’s what Mitre is here for,” Cashman said. “He’d be in most teams’ rotations.”

    Yeah, the Royals maybe….

  31. Soul July 19th, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    “Ugh. Hate to say it, but Tex is SO phony and SP corporate. Ugh.”

    Agree… his hair just makes it worse.

  32. Mark- Can't touch this. July 19th, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    Gambler July 19th, 2010 at 1:42 pm
    “That’s what Mitre is here for,” Cashman said. “He’d be in most teams’ rotations.”

    Yeah, the Royals maybe….
    ______-

    Yeah most rotations, take a look at the baseball rotations in the Majors.

  33. GreenBeret7 July 19th, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    Ugh. Hate to say it, but trolling sports boards and jealousy is so pathetic. Ugh.

  34. Mark- Can't touch this. July 19th, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    John’s Call July 19th, 2010 at 1:34 pm
    If Oswalt ever bats for the Yankees, here is what John “Blowhard” Sterling’s call will be.

    “Heeeeere’s the pitch. Swung on and hit deep into left field. Did he get enough! There it goes! BACK AND TO THE LEFT! BACK AND TO THE LEFT! Lee Harvey Oswalt just assassinated that pitch! Oh, what a blast, by Roy Oswalt!”
    ______

    Ummm thats not John Sterling, “It is high! It is Far! It is Gone!” Thats John sterling.

  35. BD (Boston Dave) July 19th, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    Mitre would prob be in 35-50% of teams rotations.

  36. BD (Boston Dave) July 19th, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    Maybe as high as 70%?

  37. Andrew July 19th, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    Mitre would be in a lot of ML rotations, as exactly what he will be in the Yankees’ rotation, the 5th starter. Fans of the Yankees, though, can’t fathom that their own fringe players who they constantly want to replace could have some actual value to other teams as well.

  38. Erica in NY July 19th, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    Not sure if anyone caught it Saturday when Tim McCarver went on a ridiculous rant about the Yankees “airbrushing” Joe Torre out of their history. But the Yahoo bloggers caught it and are calling out his stupidity

    http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/bl.....mlb,256793

  39. BD (Boston Dave) July 19th, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    LSU! LSU! LSU!

    “Red Sox draft pick Anthony Ranaudo finished his stint in the Cape Cod League this weekend with a 0.00 ERA over 29 2/3 innings.

    Ranaudo is still weighing whether to return to LSU for another season or sign with the Red Sox, but his value couldn’t be higher right now and we would be surprised if talks fail with Boston. The 6-foot-7 right-hander touches 95 MPH with his fastball and has a great curve. ”

    -rotoworld

    He reportedly wants top-10 draft money but the Sox haven’t bit yet. I hope they “cheap out” again on this kid.

  40. Erica in NY July 19th, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    I wonder if registration will also cut down on these people who change their handles just for the sheer purpose of agreeing with themselves

  41. King Joba July 19th, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    I am not sure why everyone is so high on Oswalt-he has always pitched in an inferior league and probably would get eaten alive by the AL East. Save the money for Lee, he has proven he can handle the pressure of the league and post season play.

  42. Mike Ri July 19th, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    King Joba.– – Oswalt has nothing to do with Lee.

  43. Bad Scooter July 19th, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    Ray and GB7, thanks for the registration info from last thread.

  44. upstate kate July 19th, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    thanks (I think) Erica…he might have replaced Joe Buck as my least favorite announcer. He also made a comment about Cervelli catching AJ on Sat. Hello…the fact that it was a day game following a night game might have something to do with it.

  45. Jose July 19th, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    I’m not one of these “OMG the world is ending because we lost 2 games,” kind of people, but I would say that I am disappointed in Granderson. Maybe some of it has to do with his injury and adjusting to NY, but his ABs lately have been frustrating. He’s also practically useless from the lefthand side of the plate.

    At this point, if Melky had Granderson’s # but at the cheaper price, I’d be OK with that.

    Cash has made some excellent deals in the past, but this is not looking to be one of them.

    Ironically, the move was probably made because some of our “fans” couldn’t handle the prospect of not having a “Super star” CF.

    Regardless, we have the best record in baseball and Granderson’s play hasn’t had a negative impact…yet. With Melky, we’d still be in 1st place but not paying double for the same kind of production.

  46. Erica in NY July 19th, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    upstate kate July 19th, 2010 at 1:58 pm
    thanks (I think) Erica?he might have replaced Joe Buck as my least favorite announcer. He also made a comment about Cervelli catching AJ on Sat. Hello?the fact that it was a day game following a night game might have something to do with it.
    *********

    At that point, my dad and I were fully engrossed in a Scrabble game and not really paying attention. But we both happened to catch that statement and looked at each other in total shock wondering what he was talking about.

    It was really a totally stupid and unjustified thing to say

  47. Irreverent Discourse July 19th, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    i’m usually pretty hard on buck/mccarver… but their broadcast on Saturday was beyond their usual amount of awful.

  48. Tar July 19th, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    Does capitalization count for registration? I can see that as a loophole that some idiots may try to take advantage of.

  49. John's Call July 19th, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    Mark, you’re right. LOL. after listening to J Sterl for more than 15 years, yo’d think I’d get it right. Ah, leave it to a Strong Island boy in Commack to get it wrong.

    Hey, if the Yanes get Oswalt, and sign Lee in the off-season, could they also get a pitcher with the last name Harvey? The rotation would be Lee-Harvey-Oswalt.

    It’s like those old fleer or donruss cards that used to have photos of Steve Carton standing next to Carlton Fisk from the All Star Game and it would be titled Carlton and Fisk. and then Steve and Carlton.

    Anyways, peace out, I’m going to pick up my car and go to Fortunoff’s!

  50. MTU(aka GBURL) July 19th, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    Speaking of Pitching.

    Interesting matchup between the Rox and Marlins tonite.

    To guys who have pitched no-no’s facing each other.

    U-Jim vs. Anibal Sanchez.

  51. Ed - July 19th, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    Does capitalization count for registration? I can see that as a loophole that some idiots may try to take advantage of.

    Yes. once that name is taken, its yours. unless the trolls would type like this: tai2 (the i and 2 would make a r)

  52. baseballfab July 19th, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    I know! His……hair? UGH.

  53. Erica in NY July 19th, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    Oswalt needs one win to tie the Houston Astros wins record (two to pass)

    He does not want to be traded until he has that record.

    He better step on it if he wants to beat the deadline

    http://www.chron.com/disp/stor.....13175.html

  54. MTU(aka GBURL) July 19th, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    off topic:

    Does anyone know what happened to CB ? He never seems to post anymore. I miss his stuff.

  55. Ooga Ooga July 19th, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    Oswalt needs one win to tie the Houston Astros wins record (two to pass)

    He does not want to be traded until he has that record.

    He better step on it if he wants to beat the deadline
    ——————————————————————

    Unfortunately his team believes in giving him zero run support, so the odds of that happening are slim. Poor Oswalt.

  56. Tar July 19th, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    Thanks ED.

    SO I am clear– Tar and tar counts as the same name.

  57. Rick July 19th, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    “I wonder if registration will also cut down on these people who change their handles just for the sheer purpose of agreeing with themselves”

    They could always log out of one name, and log into another.

    Very easy to make an e-mail address.

  58. Ed - July 19th, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    Tar;

    no problem. glad to help. might as well be back posting full time starting tomorrow. =) lol

  59. GreenBeret7 July 19th, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    Any time, Scooter. Just don’t track us down because things have changed in the last 5 minutes. Seriously, when registration starts tomorrow, Jeff Marx will probably be on, so any questions you have, you can get from the horse’s mouth. Right now, you might be getting it from the other end.

  60. Nick in SF July 19th, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    The Baltimore Orioles can still win 100 games and probably the division — provided they go undefeated for the rest of the season.

    True story.

  61. Erica in NY July 19th, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    Nick in SF July 19th, 2010 at 2:17 pm
    The Baltimore Orioles can still win 100 games and probably the division ? provided they go undefeated for the rest of the season.

    True story.

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

    I have the utmost faith that, that will not happen

  62. GreenBeret7 July 19th, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    Tar, Jeff Marx, the tech will be on here tomorrow, but I don’t think that the log-ins will be case specific. You can ask him, or maybe Chad or one one the guys will put up his work e-mail to ask questions.

  63. Hurley July 19th, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    # Nick in SF July 19th, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    The Baltimore Orioles can still win 100 games and probably the division — provided they go undefeated for the rest of the season.

    True story.

    -
    Nick, did they announce Buck as manager yet?

  64. Nick in SF July 19th, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    “I have the utmost faith that, that will not happen”

    I know it feels awkward to type the word ‘that’ consecutively in a sentence, but adding a superfluous comma is no solution.

    :(

  65. Erica in NY July 19th, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    Nick in SF July 19th, 2010 at 2:23 pm
    ?I have the utmost faith that, that will not happen?

    I know it feels awkward to type the word ?that? consecutively in a sentence, but adding a superfluous comma is no solution.
    ****************

    I plead guilty in grammar court.

  66. Nick in SF July 19th, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    Hurley, in order for the Orioles to have a realistic shot at 100 games and the division, they would have had to have added Buck as their manager about 4 years ago and then replaced him for this season.

  67. GreenBeret7 July 19th, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    The yanks can win it all if everybody gets them an “Irenew bracelet” for $19.95. If you get it now, you’ll get an extra one for free. This stuff really works. Just like magic.

  68. Erin July 19th, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    ed_price Source: #RedSox and #Yankees both have “big-time” interest in #BlueJays Scott Downs (2.56 ERA, 31 H, 8 BB, 30 SO in 38.2 IP).

  69. Warning Track Power July 19th, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    Forget about Oswalt. The cost to get him will not be worth the trade. Plus, he took a ball of his ankle the other day.

    Mitre will be a fine solution while Andy is on the DL.
    Just let Mitre pitch and don’t judge his performance after every pitch.

  70. Tar July 19th, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    Thanks GB. I kind of put it out there in case they were monitoring today. I am sure they have most of this figured out. It’s been a long time coming.

  71. Carl July 19th, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    # Jose July 19th, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    I’m not one of these “OMG the world is ending because we lost 2 games,” kind of people, but I would say that I am disappointed in Granderson. Maybe some of it has to do with his injury and adjusting to NY, but his ABs lately have been frustrating. He’s also practically useless from the lefthand side of the plate.

    At this point, if Melky had Granderson’s # but at the cheaper price, I’d be OK with that.

    Cash has made some excellent deals in the past, but this is not looking to be one of them.

    Ironically, the move was probably made because some of our “fans” couldn’t handle the prospect of not having a “Super star” CF.

    Regardless, we have the best record in baseball and Granderson’s play hasn’t had a negative impact…yet. With Melky, we’d still be in 1st place but not paying double for the same kind of production.

    Melky wouldn’t be playing. We would have Damon/BG most likely. I like Melky gone. Cano is focused.

    Oh BTW you’re a dumbass if you think Cash made the move because the fans wanted a super star CF.

  72. Joe from Long Island July 19th, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    MTU – Hi –

    I’m guessing, but I think he got disgusted with the trend towards nonsense here. His last few posts, as I recall, kind of reflected that.

    I agree, he added a great deal to the discourse here. We are the poorer for his absence. I certainly hope it’s not a health-related issue.

  73. Carl July 19th, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    Jose,

    You’re a dumbass regardless, sorry.

  74. Irreverent Discourse July 19th, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    cash made the move because we got a super star cf… give Long some time to work his magic now that he’s not totally distracted by Teixeira.

  75. MTU (aka GBURL) July 19th, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    Joe-

    CB provided the perspective of an analytical GM.

    SJ provides a similar perspective.

    GB provides historical perspective and great anecdotes.

    Randy and Pat M. a player’s perspective.

    They all make major contributions that ordinary people just can’t match.

    Losing CB’s input removed a major brick in the foundation of LoHud.

    I hope he returns.

  76. Frank July 19th, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    “cash made the move because we got a super star cf”

    He’s not a superstar level player. Played to that level one year and hasn’t gotten close since. He’s neither close to as good as he was in ’07 nor close to as bad as he’s been this year. He’s somewhere in the middle, which makes him a very good player, but not a superstar.

  77. Things that make you say uhm July 19th, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    Who would’ve ever thought when the Phillies traded for Halladay, they would be only 5 games over 48-43, .500. and have a road record of 23-26 under .500?

    Gm Ruben Amaro has to be kicking himself in the butt about now.

  78. Icebird753 July 19th, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    Check out this CNN article. Thinking about it again, registration’s a great idea, and all of my worries are pretty much non existent at this point. Its a win-win! http://www.cnn.com/2010/TECH/w.....l?iref=NS1

  79. Billy D July 19th, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    Thought I read CB bolted Lohud out of frustration and jumped to RAB or something like that.

  80. MTU (aka GBURL) July 19th, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    Billy-

    Perhaps he will return now that we have registration.

    I hope he gets the word. ;)

  81. Billy D July 19th, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    ed_price Mets scouted Jeremy Guthrie’s last start. They aren’t sure Lilly’s stuff > Takahashi’s & thus don’t see Lilly as sure upgrade to rotation

    This speaks to some of the lost velocity that has been talked about, I suppose. Goes some distance to explaining why the Yankees don’t need him.

  82. Billy D July 19th, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    MTU:

    One can only hope. He offered some pretty interesting stuff.

  83. Nick in SF July 19th, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    I have sent CB a note informing him of the impending registration.

  84. MTU (aka GBURL) July 19th, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    Billy-

    I am not a numbers guy but CB’s takes on sabremetric issues had me interested.

    He seemed to be able to go well beyond the surface of things offering some real insights, and had the capacity to put complex things in the simplest of terms. That is a gift.

  85. RS July 19th, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    It’s kind of funny because two years ago the Phillies and Mets were tied for the league lead in runs scored, and yet Santana and Halladay, two of the best pitchers in baseball, can’t get a decent win total because they both have lousy run support. And then we have CC who keeps racking up wins :)

  86. MTU (aka GBURL) July 19th, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    Nick-

    That is good to know. Thanks for doing that. :)

  87. Bret the Hitman July 19th, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    CB is definitely missed. I know I avoid this place when life’s joys and dilemmas dwarf baseball. Maybe this place seems absurd to CB right now compared to his life offline. That happens. He’ll be back.

  88. Jose July 19th, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    Carl,

    I bet you feel so tough instigating Internet fights from your mother’s basement. Put down the Lunchables and the Capri Sun and get a job/life.

    Idiots like you are the main reason many people are shying away from posting on here.

    I was stating my opinion. There was no need for you to harass me. Grow up.

  89. John in Ohio July 19th, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    I’m anxious to see what Mitre can contribute when given some regular work, now that he’s another year out from his surgery.

    He had a great Spring, no?

  90. GreenBeret7 July 19th, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    MTU (aka GBURL) July 19th, 2010 at 2:38 pm
    Joe-

    CB provided the perspective of an analytical GM.

    SJ provides a similar perspective.

    GB provides historical perspective and great anecdotes.

    Randy and Pat M. a player’s perspective.

    They all make major contributions that ordinary people just can’t match.

    Losing CB’s input removed a major brick in the foundation of LoHud.

    I hope he returns.

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

    I can agree with you on most of that, MTU. I belueve that GB is a total jerk and a real as…..wait a minute…that’s me.

    Disregard. You’re spot on.

  91. Jerkface July 19th, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    I, too, miss CB’s 3 paragraph long swooning about why that *andy pettitte fastball/Teixeira HR/brett gardner foul ball* means *he is going to the hall of fame/tex is back/brett gardner forever!!*

  92. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos July 19th, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    Jerkface -

    Sometimes you really leave me shaking my head. :?

  93. MTU (aka GBURL) July 19th, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    Bret-

    You have gone thru some very trying things recently especially very recently.

    I am sure they put things in high relief for you.

    Nothing like near extinctions and tragedies to give a person more perspective and appreciation.

    It helps you to enjoy the good times when they arrive.

    Just think about some of things that have happened to some here in the last year alone. Absolutely amazing. So far they have all had happy endings and that’s the way I hope it stays.

    Hope you are right about CB. :)

  94. GreenBeret7 July 19th, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    From MLB-Rumors-R-Us.

    Red Sox, Yankees Interested In Scott Downs
    By Tim Dierkes [July 19 at 1:32pm CST]
    The Red Sox and Yankees have “big-time” interest in Blue Jays reliever Scott Downs, tweets Ed Price of AOL FanHouse. Downs, a free agent after the season, has a 2.56 ERA, 7.0 K/9, and 1.9 BB/9 in 38.6 innings this year.

    Neither team’s interest comes as a surprise. The Red Sox have been linked to Downs since this July 6th report from Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe. The Yankees are known to be seeking relief help. The Phillies are also said to be interested in Downs. Last week on WEEI’s The Big Show, former Blue Jays GM J.P. Ricciardi praised Downs as a potential Red Sox acquisition but had harsh words for Jason Frasor and Kevin Gregg.

    ESPN’s Buster Olney had an interesting series of tweets today on Downs, where he explained that the lefty might be hurt by Type A designation if he is offered and turns down arbitration after the season. Perhaps Downs’ agent at CAA will advise the pitcher to accept if offered. A look at our latest Elias Rankings projections shows that Matt Guerrier, Frank Francisco, Dan Wheeler, Arthur Rhodes, and Pedro Feliciano might be in the same boat as Downs as Type As, though I imagine many will not be offered arbitration.

  95. tom tresh 15 July 19th, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    GB7,

    I remember the story about The Yanks wanting to sign Yaz in the pre draft days. The Yanks came in at less money than the Sox. The Yanks position was he would make it up in WS shares. A couple of thousand back then could have made a difference

  96. BIG AL July 19th, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    GreenBeret7 July 19th, 2010 at 2:21 pm
    Tar, Jeff Marx, the tech will be on here tomorrow, but I don’t think that the log-ins will be case specific. You can ask him, or maybe Chad or one one the guys will put up his work e-mail to ask questions.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    jmarx@lohud.com if anyone has a tech question.

  97. BIG AL July 19th, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    GreenBeret7 July 19th, 2010 at 3:05 pm
    From MLB-Rumors-R-Us.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Do you believe the Blue Jays would trade within the division? I think they would not like the idea of helping the Yankees.

  98. GreenBeret7 July 19th, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    tom tresh 15 July 19th, 2010 at 3:09 pm
    GB7,

    I remember the story about The Yanks wanting to sign Yaz in the pre draft days. The Yanks came in at less money than the Sox. The Yanks position was he would make it up in WS shares. A couple of thousand back then could have made a difference

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

    Tom, had that trade ever been made, and Yaz made that change in his swing, The NYYs would have had the 1961 version of Roger Maris playing left field. He would have been monsterous.

  99. Jerkface July 19th, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    Sometimes you really leave me shaking my head.

    No one is above getting poked fun at.

  100. Nick in SF July 19th, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    I have learned that excessive usage of emoticons is responsible for the recent blog outages.

    Please be judicious in your emoticon usage, especially during the peak summer season when the system is already under heavy strain from hot-headed outbursts and intense summer flings.

  101. GreenBeret7 July 19th, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    Right now, I think Toronto will trade almost anybody to any team as long as they get what they want. They have too many holes and are too bad to be very choosy about who they trade with.

  102. mick July 19th, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    # m July 18th, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    SJ,

    I think mick’s crusade actually worked. ;)
    ==================================
    No need to thank me, I try my best.

  103. Wave Your Hat July 19th, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    The Terms of Service include the ubiquitous indemnification clause. I don’t see why that is necessary for mere registration.

  104. m July 19th, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    Wow. I just hopped on & mick’s comment was the last one. Creepy. :)

  105. Bret the Hitman July 19th, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    Cashman trade possibilities:

    Yankees GM Brian Cashman says improving the bench is his No. 1 priority, but he said he is not optimistic about the trade market.

    Cashman, smartly on his part, downplays trade possibilities. In his mind, there is no need to raise expectations so there is a real possibility they could add one or two relievers.

    “Everyone’s been inconsistent, except for Mo [Rivera,]” said Cashman, who listed the bullpen after the bench on his priority list.

    That includes Joba Chamberlain. Chamberlain could be moved out of the eighth inning role, but there is no plans to stretch him out and return him to the rotation with Andy Pettitte, Cashman said. Cashman would not discuss if Chamberlain could be a starter next season, which is still a possibility.

    The Yankees are not looking to add a starter to replace Pettitte right now. The next two starts in Pettitte’s place are against the Royals at home and at Cleveland. Those are games a Sergio Mitrecould win. The next start would likely fall against Toronto and the Yankees might be able to work the rotation the spot so Pettitte’s replacement faces Kansas City again.

    http://espn.go.com/blog/new-yo.....bas-future

  106. RS July 19th, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    Lilly will have a harder time adjusting to the AL than Vazquez did because his fastball velocity is lower, his offspeed stuff isn’t as good, and the NL Central is much worse offensively than the NL East.

  107. Pat M. July 19th, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    CB will be back after the trade deadline comes and goes……Ah, the trading deadline and the NY Yankees are in first place by 3 games & The BoSox face a West Coast Swing that could have their season in the balance…….Come on CB, make a good trade

  108. Erin July 19th, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    New Post: Registration reminder

    :arrow:

  109. CaptainClutch July 19th, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    As far as trade partners go you can eliminate every team in the the AL East, Mets, Mariners and any team in a race. If the Yanks ask the Jays about Downs they would probably ask for Montero plus others.

  110. MTU (aka GBURL) July 19th, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    Pat M.-

    You have turned into the blog Nostradamus.

    You were just a little too conservative with Phil though.

    So CB is really BC huh ? Nice of him to drop in once in a while and slum. ;)

  111. Joe from Long Island July 19th, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    You know, I’ve wondered about that for a couple of years now. I remember Pete saying, once, that he read the blog….

  112. MTU (aka GBURL) July 19th, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    test

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