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Pregame notes: Girardi not anticipating any moves

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

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It’s always hard to know how much to believe when a manager or general manager talks about trades or waiver claims or any sort of potential player move. For whatever it’s worth, though, Joe Girardi said this afternoon that he’s not expecting to add to his rotation options.

“I have not heard anything,” Girardi said. “I know Brian (Cashman) has stated this is what we’re going with, and that’s what I assume.”

Girardi said he’s made no decisions in the past 20 hours or so. He’s still planning to evaluation his rotation after the weekend, and at that point he might make changes. “Right now the rotation is what it is,” he said. Barring some sort of drastic change and significant surprise, Dustin Moseley will start Monday’s game at Yankee Stadium.

“These guys have done it,” Girardi said. “They’ve done it through the course of the season. Right now Andy is hurt, (but) we feel he’s making progress. You can’t always evaluate everything when you’re in a bit of a struggle. You have to evaluate in good times and in bad times, and we believe the arms are there to get this done. We just have to get it done.”

If the Yankees wanted to make a change, Girardi said Javier Vazquez is still 100 percent stretched out. One week in the bullpen has changed nothing with his pitch count. Sergio Mitre and Chad Gaudin could each go about 75 pitches, “but it would be 65 through 75 that you’d start to worry their stuff might drop off,” Girardi said.

If there are changes coming, Girardi either hasn’t settled upon them or isn’t ready to announce them. Either way, there’s little to do but wait and see.

Yankees White Sox Baseball• Alex Rodriguez is supposed to start hitting on Monday. Probably some swings in the cage and maybe some early batting practice on the field.

• Lance Berkman will try to run tomorrow. If that goes well, he could begin a rehab assignment on Monday.

• Speaking of rehabs on Monday, Alfredo Aceves will make another rehab appearance on Monday. The reports last night, Girardi said, weren’t good. “The numbers weren’t great,” he said. “He was up in the zone. He wasn’t sharp, they said.”

• Third base has become something of a platoon, with Eduardo Nunez starting against lefties and Ramiro Pena starting against righties. “We’ll continue to probably do that a little bit,” Girardi said.

• Andy Pettitte will throw another bullpen tomorrow. It should be around 30 pitches, at “a little bit” more intensity, Girardi said.

• Ivan Nova said he doesn’t know anything about reports of an MLB investigation into whether he injected B-12 last year in Trenton. “We’re unaware of any investigation,” Girardi said. “But we talked to him yesterday just to say you might be asked about it. I feel that his head will be in the right spot (tomorrow).”

Associated Press photos of Girardi and Rodriguez

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31 Responses to “Pregame notes: Girardi not anticipating any moves”

  1. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 28th, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    Uh, what a shocker.

  2. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 28th, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    repost:

    “if tonight Sux wins again and CC manages to lose, Sux is only 3 games behind.
    Sux is buried? my axx.
    ooops”

    Yeah, because we all know that Beckett, Lackey, and Wakefield are such a potent part of the Sux rotation that being 4 games behind in the loss column will be simple for them to make up.

    And of course, without Pedroia, Ellsbury, Cameron, and Youkilis for the rest of the year, the offense will continue to burn up the field and get the job done.

    Remember what happens to teams who are playing over their heads because they are busting it to make up for injuries. Unless the injured players return (they’re not) at some point it falls apart like a house of cards.

    I respect you thinking they’re aren’t buried. My perspective is that a few nights out of the grave does not a resurrection make.

    ;)

  3. LGY August 28th, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    Pat,

    I agree. That would be one hell of a rotation if they get Lee and Pettitte returns. Even with the injury, Andy has pitched phenomenal this year. I don’t think he can walk away with this much left in the tank.

  4. Fran the original August 28th, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    Trisha,

    You know that we agree on most things. My concern with Boston is that while 4 games in the loss column might seem like a lot, they still have 6 games left with the Yankees. That is why I am hoping for Tampa Bay to take care of Boston this weekend.

  5. JobaTipsHisCap August 28th, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    all right trisha, hopefully u are right.

  6. Pat M. August 28th, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    LGY….Just imagine life without Lee & Pettite next season…….

  7. Betsy August 28th, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    The Yankees need to blow everyone out of the water with Lee so it isn’t an issue. I’m sure he wants to be here, so it’s a match made in heaven.

  8. 108 stitches August 28th, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    In all likelihood it seems like all help will come from in house but never underestimate what Cashman will do by any deadlines.

  9. jackamir August 28th, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    Win or lose, CC is a stud. He is a great teammate, a wonderful influence on the young guys and just epitomizes a true leader. He has been worth every dollar. I think guys like Hughes and Joba gravatate and try to emulate CC. He is a man that exudes CLASS!!!

  10. Pat M. August 28th, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    Tricia……Although I’ve yet to count The Bosox down for the count, however they are a 3 game losing streak away from the start of the magic elimination number

  11. Tom in N.J. August 28th, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    Pirates single A manager gets tossed, takes out first base, signs it, and gives it to a fan:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v....._embedded#!

  12. LGY August 28th, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    Meet your #4 starter:

    The immortal Kei Igawa has a no hitter going through 4.

  13. BumKnee August 28th, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    LGY–you are in dire need of a life. Go for a walk, smell some flowers, pray to your savior, do anything but post news about a AAA Game in the 4th inning.

  14. 108 stitches August 28th, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    Boston’s “tragic” number is 28. They’ll need to play over .700 baseball to catch the Yankees.

  15. Pat M. August 28th, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    Game time is approaching, and we have our first idiot sighting…….

  16. LGY August 28th, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    Thanks for the advice BumNuts. I’ll keep that in mind. I will keep you updated though on my daily activities to get more of your advice in the future.

    All is good now though because I am actually walking and posting from a blackberry. Maybe your parents will buy you one for your upcoming Bat Mitzvah.

  17. jackamir August 28th, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    Too much sarcasm on the Sabbath, LGY

  18. BumKnee August 28th, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    LGY–you’re making a fool out of yourself. Blackberry posting notwithstanding. No one cares about Kei Igawa and his 4th inning gem. That’s the point. Now go volunteer your time, give blood, or maybe even donate your blackberry to some underprivileged kid who can and will make better use of it than your foolishness.

  19. Betsy August 28th, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    For his upcoming bris……..

  20. LGY August 28th, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    “For his upcoming bris……..”

    —————————————–

    The world would be better if they took a little extra off

  21. BumKnee August 28th, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    Pat M—speak for your own feeblemindedness. I bet you smell like and look like a walrus on a hot day.

  22. Doreen August 28th, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    No matching lineups in today’s GTLU

    Yankee Trader missed by one: he had Pena instead of Nunez at 3rd batting 9th.

    Thanks for playing.

    *****

    I’ve been skimming since I got home about half an hour ago. About Molina – he went really downhill last season – he wasn’t good at all offensively, and he also slipped a bit behind the plate; he was visibly overweight. (I attributed this to the death of his father.) I believe the Yankees felt it was best to cut ties because of that, and because Cervelli did all he was asked to do and more last season. The big surprise this season is not that he’s not hitting – no one expected him to do that – but that his defense has fallen off a cliff – that’s the real blow. It wouldn’t have been a mistake for the Yankees to keep Molina, but I won’t kill them for letting him go. 20/20 hindsight.

    ****

    It was really most depressing reading through, but thanks LGY, Pat M and Nick in SF for trying to see the positive possibilities. I myself truly believe the turn of the calendar page will work wonders. To that end, I also think the Yankees are kind of treading water these last days of the month of August, knowing that rosters expand in mere days and they will have reinforcements without having to cut anyone. Unfortunately, it’s been a rough go of it these past few days.

    ****

    Randy l said something interesting about cutting off the cancers. I’m not sure who he/they could be, and I understand his point was you sometimes don’t know for sure until the person is gone just how much they may have brought a team down. But when you have key players MISSING (ARod and Pettitte), you’re team isn’t operating the way it was supposed to in the first place. So perhaps once ARod comes back, other things begin to fall into place and everyone is back on the same page.

  23. Betsy August 28th, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    Not to mention the gene pool………….Any person with a scissors can perform that thing, lol (don’t worry, I’m Jewish – I can make fun, lol).

  24. Doreen August 28th, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    I am sorry I forgot to unbold!!

  25. m August 28th, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    lol @ someone scolding someone else for wasting their time on a blog.

  26. BumKnee August 28th, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    Betsy–you simply amaze me with your vast array of baseball powerpoints. I bet you were some kind of a player in your day. You likely feasted on hanging breaking balls, if you get my drift.

  27. Betsy August 28th, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    Doreen, I like the bold!

  28. BumKnee August 28th, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    m–are you a small case m because you are of such meaningless worth to the world?

  29. m August 28th, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    ouch. that hurts. especially coming from a mover and shaker like yourself. :roll:

  30. BumKnee August 28th, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    I am devastated that Curtis the Bum Granderson has commenced his platoon playing assignment. The latest update on his Kevin Long “fix”—-4 for his last 22. What a player!

  31. BumKnee August 28th, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    m–no doubt you shake like jelly. And you likely move like a snail at a fire drill.

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