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Swisher feeling better, hoping to play tomorrow

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jul 24, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Nick Swisher doesn’t expect to play today, but his sore left Achilles felt considerably better this morning than it did yesterday.

“I feel way better today than I did yesterday, but what’s one more day?” he said. “Felt good today. I did so much treatment yesterday and this and that. Whatever it was, it feels a lot better waking up the next morning.”

Swisher said he plans to go through his usual pregame routine. He has the injury heavily taped, but he’ll take batting practice and run before today’s game. As far as he knows, he won’t be in the lineup, but he hopes to play tomorrow.

“I’m doing all my stuff today,” he said. “Make sure everything’s cool today and get ready for tomorrow.”

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69 Responses to “Swisher feeling better, hoping to play tomorrow”

  1. Giuseppe Franco July 24th, 2010 at 10:40 am

    repost

    What I don’t like about this prospective deal is that it makes Pettitte’s decision to retire for him.

    Either it blocks the signing of Lee or it blocks any chance of Pettitte returning in 2011 after pitching so well this season.

    It’s got to be one or the other. That is, unless Pettitte has already privately informed them that this is indeed it for him this year.

  2. JoeyA July 24th, 2010 at 10:43 am

    GREAT news. If I were him & the medical staff, I’d still like to find out what exactly the cause for the pain was.

    It’s hard to believe you go to sleep feeling fine and wake up with terrible pain in your achilles and nothing is the cause.

    But, one more day is nothing. The improvements Swisher has made this season is awe-inspiring. He has been a centerpiece of this outfield and continues to have prolonged hot streak and minimal cold streaks, a by-product of a higher average coupled with his constant great eye.

    This trade could possibly go down as Cash’s best EVER if Swish continues to trend upward for the remainder of the contract.

  3. Crawdaddy July 24th, 2010 at 10:44 am

    Or it protects them because signing Lee is still not a given and who knows what Pettitte is going to do come November/December.

  4. Phil in Columbus July 24th, 2010 at 10:45 am

    I don’t think Andy’s status, as far as retirement, has anything to do with Haren at this point. Getting Haren allows the Yanks to move Hughes to the pen for the stretch run and playoffs. Don’t have to trade for bullpen help. If Andy come back, 6 starting pitchers would be a nice problem to have. That is if Lee comes to the Yanks.

  5. JoeyA July 24th, 2010 at 10:45 am

    Giuseppe,

    That was my line of thinking in my previous post. Either he’s informed them this is it, or the Yankees don’t really care and are going to do what’s best for the team.

    I wouldn’t be surprised to see either scenario. The only one that would surprise me is Andy blocking Lee if we swing Haren. That just ain’t happenin’ my friend.

  6. Crawdaddy July 24th, 2010 at 10:46 am

    “GREAT news. If I were him & the medical staff, I’d still like to find out what exactly the cause for the pain was.

    It’s hard to believe you go to sleep feeling fine and wake up with terrible pain in your achilles and nothing is the cause>

    These players aren’t exactly sitting at their computers all day posting on internet boards. They tweek all kinds of body types during the course of playing games and don’t feel the affect of it until the next day.

  7. Wave Your Hat July 24th, 2010 at 10:46 am

    repost-

    I’d like to see the Yanks get Haren, especially if it could be done for prospects without Joba. Haren is an excellent pitcher, it would be a classic case of “buying low”.

    I wouldn’t worry about next year, Haren will be moveable in the off season if the Yanks choose to do that.

    Trading Joba right now would also be a classic case of selling low. I’d resist the urge if I were Cashman.

  8. mikey487 July 24th, 2010 at 10:48 am

    It’s going to be a hot one at the stadium today. But I think it is pretty cool that the Kyle Davies, who gave up Arod’s 500th HR is pitching today and poised to give up #600

    http://online.wsj.com/article/.....ondStories

  9. CountryClub July 24th, 2010 at 10:50 am

    Trading Joba for a guy that’s been a legit #1 – #2 for most of his career is not selling low on Joba. Based on Joba’s performance for the past 12 months, it would be selling high on him.

    But hey. maybe SJ is right and they can do the deal without him.

  10. Mike Ri July 24th, 2010 at 10:50 am

    Does anyone trust Joba in the 8th inning in the playoffs with a one run lead.. I don’t .. i really don’t ..

    Some of us are still stuck in 2007, i’m not buying the Joba hype anymore

  11. Phil in Columbus July 24th, 2010 at 10:52 am

    Trying to play Spiderman on outfield walls on HR balls you can’t catch can lead to injury. Wish Swish would stop doing that. Let him DH on Sunday and get him back into RF in Cleveland on Monday. OH-IO

  12. Niblick July 24th, 2010 at 10:52 am

    I wouldn’t trust Joba in the 1st with an 8 run lead.

  13. Giuseppe Franco July 24th, 2010 at 10:52 am

    Hughes didn’t do so well in the postseason last year, either. Let’s hope that changes this year.

  14. Wave Your Hat July 24th, 2010 at 10:52 am

    “Based on Joba’s performance for the past 12 months, it would be selling high on him.”

    That’s the thinking that leads to selling low. But I do like the idea of getting Haren, he could easily come in and pitch to a 3.50 – 4.00 ERA and solidify the staff.

  15. ron July 24th, 2010 at 10:53 am

    Arizona is going nowhere while sitting on harens 33 million.They have a chance to get a nice prospect package & free up 33 million dollars.
    They are the ones who are desperate not us not to mention not many teams can take on payroll if any.

    Cash is a wise man.

  16. Mike Ri July 24th, 2010 at 10:54 am

    lol lol Niblick

  17. California July 24th, 2010 at 10:55 am

    “Swisher feeling better, hoping to play tomorrow”

    With Hughes pitching tomorrow, we will need every droplet of offense we have.

  18. Apple byte July 24th, 2010 at 10:55 am

    If Cashman happens to deal for a good bullpen arm, consider Chamberlain an ex-yankee

  19. JoeyA July 24th, 2010 at 10:55 am

    “These players aren’t exactly sitting at their computers all day posting on internet boards. They tweek all kinds of body types during the course of playing games and don’t feel the affect of it until the next day.”

    I can see your point, but waking up with aches, bruises, and tweaks to all parts of the body is one thing. A “tweak” to the achilles, which was bad enough to keep a guy like Swish out 2 days, is worth looking into IMO.

    But I’m also overly-cautious.

  20. Wave Your Hat July 24th, 2010 at 10:55 am

    I think SJ may be underestimating the amount of money the contenders have to spend this year. I don’t think teams will worry about Haren’s future commitment, they’ll figure they can trade him in the off season.

    The bigger problem for the D-Backs in trading Haren is the number of contenders which are on Haren’s no-trade list.

  21. SJ44 July 24th, 2010 at 10:56 am

    It has nothing to do with buying into Joba. It has to do with business.

    The Yankees had a deal in place for Lee that did not involve dealing a player on the 25 man roster and were taking on about 5 million in salary.

    Why would they take on 33 million on a guy who is good but not as good as Lee, AND give up a player on the 25 man?

    It’s not good business to do it. It’s placing a greater value on Haren than Lee and I don’t believe they see Haren as more valuable to them than Lee.

  22. California July 24th, 2010 at 10:56 am

    “Swisher feeling better, hoping to play tomorrow”

    With Hughes pitching tomorrow, we will need every droplet of offense we have.

  23. ron July 24th, 2010 at 10:57 am

    It is about taking 33 million dollars off zona’s hand & giving them well over 30 million dollars worth of prospects.

    It’s a brave new world where young,cost controlled players are gold.

  24. Betsy July 24th, 2010 at 10:59 am

    Joe, SJ -anyone going to the game, please stay cool and drink a lot of water.

    As to Haren, AZ is nuts if they think the Yankees are going to take on all of the contract AND give up Joba. Good luck finding another team who will do that (that his, pay the $$$ and give up a similar player to Joba).

  25. CB July 24th, 2010 at 10:59 am

    The unemployment rate in Arizona is unfortunately hovering at around 10%. The State’s budget deficit is enormous and one of the worst in the nation. Arizona’s state economy has been intimately tied to the real estate market for years. Once that market collapsed so did the financial situation in Arizona at large.

    Between 2008 and 2009 the D’Backs attendance fell around 15%. So far this year it’s fallen another 7% off of what it was in 2009. Their attendance is now at less than 50% capacity for the first time in the history of the franchise.

    On top of all this, the team is in utter disarray. They are in last place in the worst division in baseball. They are 20 games behind the first place Padres. But that stat obscures the true picture of how bad they’ve been. They are 14 games behind the 4th place dodgers. 14 games.

    In addition their minor league system – particularly at the top levels isn’t great.

    The D’Backs are a last place organization, seeing a rapid fall in their attendance revenues, that has limited young talent to draw on to improve the team.

    They are not in the driver’s seat on a deal for Haren. They can absolutely keep him but his trade value will only be less this winter and his remaining salary is a huge stress on their finances given that they are going to be a horrible team for the next several years.

  26. SJ44 July 24th, 2010 at 11:00 am

    Wave,

    Moving that money is very tough these days.

    Teams just don’t have the space. Plus, many teams don’t have the desire to assume that deal.

    It’s why AZ wants to move him now.

    If they don’t, it’s going to be even tougher to move it in the winter. Especially if the Yankees decide not to get involved again.

  27. ron July 24th, 2010 at 11:00 am

    I woke up after a hs baseball game & could not walk for 2 days,no swelling,x-rays showed nothing & after 2 days it was fine,no problems since.

  28. G. Love July 24th, 2010 at 11:00 am

    I really wish people in here would stop acting like we’re doing AZ a favor by taking on Haren’s contract.

    That’s hardly the case. To most, he’s a front line pitcher who is locked into a reasonable salary for 3 more years.

    If he were a free agent it would cost more in years and dollars to sign him.

    Unless you’re the Mets (who should be ashamed of themselves the way they lie to their fans about finances), you can fit this guy’s salary into your budget.

    The only advantage the Yankees have is if the Diamondbacks want to dump additional dead salary on us or if they like the Yankee prospects the best.

    That said, taking on Chris Synder (where the heck would we even play him?) and Qualls who is pitching to a nice fat 2.0 WHIP makes no sense unless they are only asking for middling prospects in return.

  29. Wave Your Hat July 24th, 2010 at 11:01 am

    Haren is having an off year, but he’s worth his contract. I wouldn’t assume the Yanks can shove a deal on the D-Backs.

  30. Tar July 24th, 2010 at 11:01 am

    There are 12 teams on his no trade list. Supposedly Detroit and Twins are not on list. Yankees and Mets are. Also he was quoted as saying

    “”I was born and raised on the West Coast… obviously staying on the West Coast would be nice. If I went to the east, if a trade came with a team on my no-trade [list], I would have to consider it,” Haren told Fox Sports Arizona. “

  31. CountryClub July 24th, 2010 at 11:01 am

    Sj,

    I couldnt disagree more with your last post. I dont care if Joba’s on the 25 man or not, right now nobody values him more than Montero. I like your previous post about the money, though. Riz might just be playing chicken.

  32. Phil in Columbus July 24th, 2010 at 11:02 am

    Betsy
    Beer is made with water.

  33. Wave Your Hat July 24th, 2010 at 11:02 am

    SJ44-

    I disagree with your take on the contenders’ pocketbooks, especially since the amount due Haren this year is only $4MM.

  34. ron July 24th, 2010 at 11:03 am

    Yeah to what cb said.

    i kid,i kid,don’t hurt me.

  35. Wave Your Hat July 24th, 2010 at 11:04 am

    I thought Detroit and Minn were on Haren’s no-trade list, and the Yanks were not on it.

  36. Tar July 24th, 2010 at 11:06 am

    “I thought Detroit and Minn were on Haren’s no-trade list, and the Yanks were not on it”

    Wave

    My mistake I worded it wrong. You are correct.

  37. Giuseppe Franco July 24th, 2010 at 11:09 am

    Welcome back, CB.

    It’s been awhile.

  38. Betsy July 24th, 2010 at 11:10 am

    CB, nice to see you back!

    I just saw the other tweets – interesting that the Yanks refuse, under any conditions, to give up Joba.

    GF, it seems like the Yankees still want Lee badly (so do I – once I changed my mind on him, I totally converted to his church) so I would imagine they would trade Haren…….which seems kind of silly unless they can get the same type of prospects back that they’d be giving up. If Klapisch is right and they are assuming that Andy is not coming back, that’s sort of an iffy proposition because what happens if Andy decides he is? Either way, I’m guessing the Yankees are going to insist that he give them a relatively quick answer so they can determine how to move in the off-season.

  39. mick July 24th, 2010 at 11:10 am

    Maybe Joba comes out like the Joba of old and the deal is off, maybe Cash is watching and waiting…

  40. Betsy July 24th, 2010 at 11:13 am

    Phil, drinking alchohol in the heat is not a good idea – that said, I hate beer and I love water, lol

  41. Betsy July 24th, 2010 at 11:15 am

    Ken_Rosenthal

    #Yankees not on Oswalt, remain open on Haren. “Would do something pretty significant” to get him, source says. #Diamondbacks #Astros #MLB

  42. Wave Your Hat July 24th, 2010 at 11:15 am

    Haren’s strikeout rates and walk rates are the same as ever. His HR rate is up slightly, the big difference is that his BABiP is way, way up this year. I think that shows he’s basically had some bad luck. I think he’s well worth the risk.

  43. yankeefever July 24th, 2010 at 11:17 am

    SJ

    When you compare the packages offered for Haren and Lee don’t you also have to factor in that Lee was essentially a 3 month rental? Haren has still 3 years left on a fairly reasonable contract.

  44. NumberOnePositivePosterEver July 24th, 2010 at 11:17 am

    Hey Betsy, I’m going to the game. Thanks for telling me about drinking lots of water, I’ll be sure to do that. You are always one step ahead of the curve.

  45. stuckey99 July 24th, 2010 at 11:18 am

    Catching up this morning. Did I read right that some writers are tweeting Chamberlain is untouchable (at least as it pertains to Dan Haren)?

  46. Doreen July 24th, 2010 at 11:18 am

    Hi CB -

    Good to “see” you again. As always, you bring a fresh, detailed perspective.

    ****

    I am getting confused about the no-trade list. If a team is on the no-trade list, does it mean the player does NOT want to be traded to them, or will accept a trade to that team????

  47. Bronx Jeers July 24th, 2010 at 11:21 am

    I think water is 5$ for a 24oz sport bottle at YS. I’ll usually bring a bottle and fill up at the fountains.

    But what’s up with all these water fountains where the water just dribbles out? Who wants to suck on a public faucet? Not this water lover!

  48. Fran the original July 24th, 2010 at 11:21 am

    Doreen, no-trade list is where the player does not want to go.

  49. mick July 24th, 2010 at 11:23 am

    why would we give up our eig without a replacement?
    unless a follow-up deal for javy is in the works…

  50. Betsy July 24th, 2010 at 11:23 am

    LOL I don’t care if you drink any water, No One – drink all the alchohol you want and deal with the consequences…….

  51. mick July 24th, 2010 at 11:24 am

    But what’s up with all these water fountains where the water just dribbles out? Who wants to suck on a public faucet? Not this water lover!

    =========================
    Did you notice the water in the mens room is hot only?

  52. ron July 24th, 2010 at 11:24 am

    Bill cowher’s wife,the former steeler coach has passed away.

  53. Doreen July 24th, 2010 at 11:24 am

    Beer may be made for water, but it is not a good substitute for water especially in the heat. My step-dad despises drinking water, even bottled water – no idea why, but anyway, we were in Ohio a couple of summers ago at a theme park and my step-dad collapsed from the heat. He thought he was hydrating with a couple of beers; at the emergency center he was specifically told beer was the WORST thing he could drink in the type of heat we’re talking about – much like today – extremely hot and humid. Water is the only thing that really hydrates.

  54. Doreen July 24th, 2010 at 11:25 am

    Ugh – beer may be made WITH water.

  55. NYYROC July 24th, 2010 at 11:25 am

    Hughes may end up in the pen for the post=season but I don’t think it is a foregone conclusion as so many seem to think. If he is skipped one or two more times he can pitch the entire season in the rotation. Once the playoffs get here Cashman has said innings limits do not apply. If come the post season Hughes is pitching like he did in April he has to be in the rotation. CC and Andy are locks. The other 2 spots come down to AJ, PH and JV, whomever is pitching well at that time.

  56. mick July 24th, 2010 at 11:25 am

    betsy, could this No One guy be you know who impersonating himself?

  57. Bronx Jeers July 24th, 2010 at 11:25 am

    Detroit and Minny are on Haren’s no-trade list. Haren can’t be traded to those teams without waiving that clause.

    Most likely he would waive it but only after those teams pick up his 2013 option.

  58. Tar July 24th, 2010 at 11:26 am

    Stuckey

    The gist that I am getting is that if Arizona wants Joba then no additional salary dump is involved. If no Joba, then maybe the Yankees take on some salary (qualls). That’s my take.

    Doreen

    I confused myself, no-trade is NO TRADE. If you are on that list it would take Harens ok to be traded. ( and probably some incentive.)

  59. joeman July 24th, 2010 at 11:26 am

    joba never has a clean inning and it’s getting to the point that every time he pitches his value drops

  60. jpb173 July 24th, 2010 at 11:27 am

    Is there any word yet, on what the roster move will be to allow for activating Sergio Mitre? Is there any chance that one of Gaudin, Mosely or CHoP is DFA’d so they could kkep Jonathan Albaladejo?

  61. Tar July 24th, 2010 at 11:27 am

    mick

    Cut the nonsense.

  62. Betsy July 24th, 2010 at 11:28 am

    Mick, I have no idea who this guy is, but he’s sick.

    Ron, sorry to hear that – she must have been a relatively young woman.

    NYRROC, that’s what I’ve been saying, but if they get another pitcher (particularly Haren and not an “eh” pitcher), that’s not going to happen.

  63. mick July 24th, 2010 at 11:28 am

    tar

    mind your own

  64. Tar July 24th, 2010 at 11:29 am

    Mick

    You are the top suspect. So cut the nonsense.

  65. Betsy July 24th, 2010 at 11:31 am

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

    So glad that Howard Smith has a crystal ball

  66. Bronx Jeers July 24th, 2010 at 11:33 am

    Alcohol acts as a diuretic. Hangovers are largely the result of dehydration.

    Drinking beer outdoors in this heat is just not a good move. My tip is to drink as much water as beer. Then drink a lot of water when you’re done with the beer. Then drink even more water. Water is your best friend when it come to hangovers.

  67. jpb173 July 24th, 2010 at 11:34 am

    New Post: Albaladejo optioned.

  68. NYYROC July 24th, 2010 at 11:34 am

    Betsy, Unless I missed it, I haven’t read or heard the NYY ever said that PH would go to the pen in Sept or the post-season. Everyone just assumes that because he pitched out of the pen last year. In fact I did hear Eiland say, when the Lee rumors were around and eveyone speculated that PH would then go to the pen, that Hughes is an All Star SP and you don’t put guys like that in the pen. If they were planning that there would be no need to skip him (as they’ve done and plan to do) either. He could just pitch every 5 days and when he got close to the limit put him in the pen. They’re skipping him to give him the chance to pitch in the rotation all year. It allows the team a choice of what to do.

  69. mick July 24th, 2010 at 11:35 am

    ly 24th, 2010 at 11:29 am

    Mick

    You are the top suspect. So cut the nonsense.
    ===============================
    You haven’t a clue.

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