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Pitching matchups vs. Oakland

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Aug 30, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

BBA Yankees Blue Jays 20100824Tonight
RHP Dustin Moseley (4-2, 4.53)
vs.
RHP Trevor Cahill (14-5, 2.43)
7:05 p.m., YES Network

Tuesday
RHP Phil Hughes (15-6, 4.12)
vs.
RHP Vin Mazzaro (6-6, 3.61)
7:05 p.m., YES Network

Wednesday
RHP A.J. Burnett (9-12, 5.17)
vs.
LHP Brett Anderson (3-5, 3.32)
7:05 p.m. YES Network / ESPN

Thursday
LHP CC Sabathia (18-5, 3.14)
vs.
LHP Dallas Braden (9-9, 3.28)
1:05 p.m., YES Network

Rosters expand on Wednesday… Alex Rodriguez isn’t eligible to come off the disabled list in time for Thursday’s game. Such a shame.

Associated Press photo of Moseley

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293 Responses to “Pitching matchups vs. Oakland”

  1. jesusmonterofordh August 30th, 2010 at 11:02 am

    3 out of 4. oakland can pitch.

    yanks need to give braden a beatdown

  2. upstate kate August 30th, 2010 at 11:04 am

    LOL Chad, you answered my question about Arod…maybe someone else will walk across Braden’s mound

  3. RayVT August 30th, 2010 at 11:05 am

    I’m not too concerned about AJ. I think he will pitch great for the rest of the year including th eplayoffs. He just needs to focus and trust his stuff & his catcher. I hope he is tied to Posada for the rest of the year as I find Cervelli’s constant movements behind the plate very distracting. cerveli also gives a lousy target and jerks every pitch afer he catches it and often in the wrong direction if he were trying to frame a pitch as a strike.

  4. Jerkface August 30th, 2010 at 11:06 am

    Yankees have 2 games with Advantages, and 2 games with pretty clear disadvantages (Cahill vs Moseley and Burnett vs Anderson).

    A good start from Moseley and even an average start for Burnett will give the yankees a good shot at 3 out of 4, 4 out of 4. The A’s offense isn’t good, and their pitching has trouble on the road.

    Yankees need to come out strong.

  5. Noreaster August 30th, 2010 at 11:10 am

    I’d be interested in GB7′s views on Nova if he is browsing the blog this morning…

  6. pat August 30th, 2010 at 11:12 am

    “Alex Rodriguez isn?t eligible to come off the disabled list in time for Thursday?s game. Such a shame.”

    Yankees would be smart to send Alex out on a rehab assignment Thursday to save the media from having to ask the questions and the fans from having to hear about it again.

  7. 108 stitches August 30th, 2010 at 11:14 am

    New rally cry in Boston …………………………..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3-eavMSBnk

  8. Phil in Columbus August 30th, 2010 at 11:16 am

    Hopefully Braden has become a little more aware of the media and how they can spin things. If he shuts it down from the start then it won’t be an issue. Yanks don’t need the distractions. Hopefully he left his Grandmother at home.

  9. pat August 30th, 2010 at 11:21 am

    Good news and bad news.

    Good news: Yankees faced Cahill in July and he took the 6-1 loss.

    Bad news: 5 of the runs came on 2 HRs from Alex and the other 22 Yankee PAs only managed 2 hits and 1 BB.

  10. GreenBeret7 August 30th, 2010 at 11:29 am

    I’ve talked about my feelings on Nova quite a few times befire. Nova’s a good pitcher and right now,he’s more advanced than the others ahead of him in overall talent, which, in my opinion can only mean great things ahead for the NYYs. he and Noesi are quite similar, though Noesi in nore of a strikeout than pitch to contact than Nova. Nova is probably a 4-5 starter for the Yanks considering what the healthy rotation consists of. If you figure in Noesi, Phelps, Betances, Brackman, Banuelos, Stoneburner and Mitchell, he’s probably not as good as the advanced versions of Noesi, Stoneburner, Warren and Mitchell, though they’re all close. In a trade, I’d take Noesi over Nova for the future. Nova could quite possibly be this era’s version of Ramiro Mendoza, though.

    Within the next year or so, Nova/Noesi, Mitchell/Warren could be converted to the pen, though, I believe some of them will be traded. Confused? They’re all pretty close to the same, though, the first 3 I named are far and away the real keepers in the bunch. If the Yankees were in the situation like Oakland/KC/Washington/Seattle, those guys would all be wearing pinstripes next year.

  11. sunny615 August 30th, 2010 at 11:31 am

    Hard to believe in the stretch run – it’s Nova/Moseley over Vazquez/Pettitte (tho one is injured) and we’re still winning.

    Scary but neat.

  12. stuckey99 August 30th, 2010 at 11:33 am

    “If the Yankees were in the situation like Oakland/KC/Washington/Seattle, those guys would all be wearing pinstripes next year.”

    Ummm, don’t look now, but Oakland has a pretty darn good staff.

  13. GreenBeret7 August 30th, 2010 at 11:35 am

    Phil in Columbus August 30th, 2010 at 11:16 am
    Hopefully Braden has become a little more aware of the media and how they can spin things. If he shuts it down from the start then it won’t be an issue. Yanks don’t need the distractions. Hopefully he left his Grandmother at home.

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    Just show Braden how they roll in the 718.

  14. Mike_Boston August 30th, 2010 at 11:37 am

    A’s seem to always be putting together great pitching staffs over the years…per usual their problem is with the bats.

  15. GreenBeret7 August 30th, 2010 at 11:37 am

    Ummm, don’t look now, but Oakland has a pretty darn good staff.

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    Ummmmmmm, don’t look now, but, they weren’t last year. They were force fed.

  16. MaineYankee August 30th, 2010 at 11:37 am

    GB7

    I didn’t expect to see you till late afternoon.

    I saw you stayed up with the big boys. :lol:

    I would like you to give all of us a breakdown of the discussion between CB & IOIOIOI.

  17. GreenBeret7 August 30th, 2010 at 11:40 am

    Oakland Coliseum will make some decent pitchers look great.

  18. 108 stitches August 30th, 2010 at 11:41 am

    If his same pattern holds true and factoring in the economy, Billy Beane will be dealing off the good arms of Oakland.

  19. GreenBeret7 August 30th, 2010 at 11:43 am

    MaineYankee August 30th, 2010 at 11:37 am
    GB7

    I didn’t expect to see you till late afternoon.

    I saw you stayed up with the big boys.

    I would like you to give all of us a breakdown of the discussion between CB & IOIOIOI.

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    I enjoy reading CB’s insights but, he generally loses me when he says hello. Statistical analysis is not my game. I leave the juggling of numbers to suit personal needs to others. I only collected the infor and numbers.

  20. BumKnee August 30th, 2010 at 11:46 am

    Green Beret—–Nova is getting it up there as high as 97, with movement and a good breaking ball. He strikes out 7 in less than 6 innings against a quality hitting team. You’ve labeled him ( if I read your garble correctly) as a pitch to contact hurler. How do you know? He has all the ingredients of just the opposite.

  21. murphydog August 30th, 2010 at 11:47 am

    They’re starting to play that old favorite at Fenway again. No, not “Sweet Caroline.” I mean “Wait Till Next Year.”

    http://www.overthemonster.com/.....?ref=yahoo

    Notice the reference that the Yankees are “healthy.” In what universe does having A-Rod, Pettitte and Teix hurt at the same time equate to “healthy”? And let’s not forget the absence of Aceves most of the year. True, Boston was hit absurdly hard and are still hanging in and more power to them as a team. But the Yankees are not healthy.

  22. Phil in Columbus August 30th, 2010 at 11:47 am

    GreenBeret7 August 30th, 2010 at 11:40 am
    Oakland Coliseum will make some decent pitchers look great.
    ********************
    Thanks for pointing that out. Their ERA at home is 2.86 while on the road it is 4.17. Hopefully the Yanks enjoy the home cooking.

  23. Noreaster August 30th, 2010 at 11:47 am

    Thanks GB7! Nice summary.

  24. blake August 30th, 2010 at 11:50 am

    It’ll be interesting to see what happens with the Yankee rotation over the offseason. Most feel Cliff Lee will be here but the decision on whether to trade Nova or not could hinge on what Pettite does. If they do in fact sign Lee and Andy comes back then there won’t be room for Nova in 2011. If he keeps throwing well then I’d imagine he could build some significant value for the winter.

    Or…who knows, maybe he continues to throw so well that he forces the Yankees to change their view of his future in NY…

  25. Bronx Jeers August 30th, 2010 at 11:50 am

    If the rest of those guys are like Nova I’d say they’re in great shape.

    Nova is reminding me of Aceves when he first came up. He may not have the greatest talent in the world but he’s not afraid to make his pitches. I love that.

    I’m going to the game Fri afternoon and I’m really looking forward to seeing this guy pitch firsthand.

  26. MaineYankee August 30th, 2010 at 11:51 am

    GB7

    I enjoy what CB adds here and I learn from him but times like last night he might as well have been speaking a foreign language. I have enough trouble with English so he can lose me real fast. :lol:

  27. GreenBeret7 August 30th, 2010 at 11:53 am

    Perhaps you need to have your knee replaced. You’re hobbling around on these posts like the idiot troll that you’re known to be. You’re basing that on 2 starts and two relief appearances? Maybe you should have watched him before. He was a contact pitcher in the minors and that hasn’t changed. Pettitte has had a 9 and 10 strike performance this year, but, I wouldn’t classify him as a Nolan Ryan type.

  28. SJ44 August 30th, 2010 at 11:54 am

    If you look at Nova’s minor league numbers, he’s never been a high K guy.

    90K’s in 140 innings last year and 115 in 145 this year.

    Decent but, never confused with a high K guy.

    Major league hitters are seeing him for the first time so, he has an advantage.

    Even so, he’s not going to be confused with a high K guy like Ron Guidry or Roger Clemens anytime soon.

  29. BumKnee August 30th, 2010 at 11:57 am

    And how many Nolan ryan types are there? How many Babe Ruth type home run hitters. Classify yourself–the adjective clueless keeps popping up

  30. GreenBeret7 August 30th, 2010 at 11:58 am

    Noreaster August 30th, 2010 at 11:47 am
    Thanks GB7! Nice summary.

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    Just keep in mind that I’m only an amateur astrologer, and am still working with a used crystal ball. I don’t get a new one until I pass my Kreskin exams.

    These are just my opinions from watching the young guys in the minors. I’m no expert. I just like what I see and post it on here.

  31. SJ44 August 30th, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    Actually, if you knew how to read numbers, GB’s classification of Nova was accurate.

    Regardless of velocity, he’s been a primarily pitch to contact guy in his career.

    Its one reason why his pitch counts have been so economical the past two years, leading to his callup.

  32. BumKnee August 30th, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    115k’s in 145 innings is WAY more than a pitch to contact pitcher for all of you BOZOS who last played baseball in Little League. a 23 year old getting it up to 97 with movement and a decent breaking ball adds up to more than ground ball outs.

  33. Tom in N.J. August 30th, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    The Red Sox trolls seem crankier than usual.

    I Remember the old days-when the Red Sox were contenders-the trolls had a moxie and a wit about them. Now they’re just base, angry fools.

  34. GreenBeret7 August 30th, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    Wang threw 95-96 MPH in 2007 and 2008. That didn’t do much for his strikeout totals, did it?

  35. BumKnee August 30th, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    Hey om–maybe you’re a Phillies Fan, like so many of your NJ brethern. You don’t know who I am or who I root for. I know one thing—-Green Beret and IQ 44 and you are the kind of guys who flunked gym class and were afraid to take showers.

  36. Doreen August 30th, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    What I like about Nova so far, he isn’t afraid to throw strikes . Unlike some of the guys brought up, he doesn’t walk the ballpark. And judging from what he said after the game, he trusts that he knows how to pitch.

    Sounds like a good foundation.

  37. GreenBeret7 August 30th, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    How are the strikeout totals of Buchholz doing with his 95-96 MPH fastball?

  38. BumKnee August 30th, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    Wang was a sinker ball pitcher. Nova is not.

  39. BumKnee August 30th, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    Wow, are you thick headed.

  40. SJ44 August 30th, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    Has nothing to do with velocity and 115 K’s in 145 innings does not make someone a “strikeout pitcher”.

    Look at his minor league numbers throughout his career, including this year.

    He’s never been a high K guy.

    The only “bozo” on here is you.

    Its a shame your third place Red Sox team is done for the year. But, get over it. There is always next year.

  41. GreenBeret7 August 30th, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    Doreen, that’s what Nova has done since I saw him in the minors. He’s got the guts of a burglar. He doesn’t believe that anyone can hit him solidly enough to hurt him. He’s gotten away with it so far. If Burnett had the same confidence in his pitches, he’d win 20 every year.

  42. Yogi Mantle August 30th, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    Not a big fan of these 4 game series. Seems like the Yankees have been in a lot of them this year.

  43. blake August 30th, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    Bumbrain is sad and bitter and longing for the days when he could go to the ballpark and Cowboy up with Kevin Millar.

  44. Tom in N.J. August 30th, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    Nova had a 51.7% GB rate in the Minors this year….

  45. SJ44 August 30th, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    Doreen,

    The Blue Jays start showed a lot. He could have crumbled in the first inning but, didn’t.

    Then, when Bautista tried to intimidate him, he not only didn’t back down, he actually stepped off the mound and went right toward him.

    Even yesterday, he had no problem throwing on the inner half of the plate.

    He’s definitely got guts and that’s a big part of the challenge for a young pitcher.

  46. Phil in Columbus August 30th, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    GB7
    If only AJ knew where the ball was going when he threw it. :)

  47. GreenBeret7 August 30th, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    I think the Knee is more into Brokeback Mountain than cowboying up with Millar.

  48. SJ44 August 30th, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    Don’t do that Tom. Don’t inject facts into the debate.

    The Red Sox troll won’t hear of it.

    Next, he will tell us how Casey Kelly will save the Red Sox next year.

  49. GreenBeret7 August 30th, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    Phil, I’d like to see Burnett stop nibbling at the corners and aim for the middle of the plate and let that nasty movement take care of the rest.

  50. BumKnee August 30th, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    IQ44—let’s delve into Bozo land. You’ve mentioned Guidry as a high K guy. His minor league career shows that his stikeout ratio to innings pitched is less than 50 %. Basically, he became a big league pitcher at age 27, if 2 years with a few innings are not in the mix. He has FOUR HUNDRED less strikeouts than innings pitched for his Major League Career.
    Congratulations—-Ringling Brothers awaits you.

  51. Tom in N.J. August 30th, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    Sorry, SJ. But there’s also this scouting blurb about Nova:

    He parks his fastball at 92-94 mph consistently, and he’s able to drive it down into the bottom third of the strike zone to generate plenty of groundballs (career 50.6% ground rate).

    http://riveraveblues.com/2009/.....ova-20693/

  52. BumKnee August 30th, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    FACTS???? IQ 44??? You like facts????

  53. MaineYankee August 30th, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    SJ44

    Didn’t you know Kelly is so good he can play SS on his off days?

  54. blake August 30th, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    But Casey Kelly has pitchability…

  55. RayVT August 30th, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    Nova looks good, but far from impressive. He is getting away with some pitches that may catch up with him later 97 MPH or not. That said, I like his demeanor and attitude. He does remind me of Mendoza. I think Nova has another couple of good starts left in him and I believe his success will be the impetus to push AJ to more success as well!

  56. Tom in N.J. August 30th, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    MY- I thought he would play SS on days he pitched too.

  57. GreenBeret7 August 30th, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    Guidry stopped being a strikeout pitcher after 1981. He had four years as a strikeout pitcher. He was also a wild relief pitcher for the majority of his minor league career, trying to survive on 1 pitch.

  58. Andrew August 30th, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    Even yesterday Nova came up and in on Pierzynski, who naturally being the certified jerk/baby he is, tried to glare out at the mound. He doesn’t seem afraid to pitch inside which makes his offspeed pitches that much more effective, since hitters can’t just be sitting on the pitch away.

    That is a big difference, to me, between Nova and a guy like Moseley. Moseley lives on the outer part of the plate especially to righties, and he would seem more susceptible to becoming very predictable in terms of pitch selection and location.

    The fact that Nova is capable and willing to use both sides of the plate, and is confident in his change and curve make his chances of success especially his first time against lineups, pretty high.

    I will be really interested to see how he fares against Toronto this weekend since it will be their hitters’ second time seeing him. That’s a big test for a rookie.

  59. Doreen August 30th, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    GB7 & SJ44 -

    On any given day, anything can happen; but if you go on the mound knowing you are the one controlling the game, I think it’s more likely that the outcome is going to be good. it doesn’t always mean you’ll win. But I think Nova got a lot of respect from his first start; and for all that Ozzie can be a gas when he talks, he is a straight-shooter, and his review of Nova’s start yesterday had to make you feel really good about him. (He said that sometimes a new pitcher shuts you down because you don’t know him, but he felt with Nova it was about his being a good pitcher period.)

    I guess you can’t teach attitude, though. :?

  60. BumKnee August 30th, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    Green Beret—-don’t turn that Buck Knife on yourself. Guys at age 23 can and do mature rapidly. Sometimes it happens a little later. Case in point–Cano–never a big power guy in the minors or the first few years here. Look now–batting clean-up and likely to be a 35-42 homerun guy for the foreseeable future.

  61. Phil in Columbus August 30th, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    GB7
    I like AJ, I don’t think he can find the middle of the plate though.

  62. BumKnee August 30th, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    Green Beret–your brain stopped working in 1981

  63. Doreen August 30th, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    I watched bits and pieces of the Rays/Sox game (mainly because I really can’t take the voiceovers), and they were talking about why so many teams have been dominated by pitchers this year and their conclusion was it is because more and more pitchers are throwing changeups.

    Any thoughts?

  64. stuckey99 August 30th, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    I realize the pitching depth the Yankees are suddenly found themselves at AAA and AA has fans dreaming of a stockpile of trade possibilities, but I always come back this this: Who are they trading them for?

    Yankees reputedly most covet two free agents – Lee and Crawford (and Werth is out there too).

    Yanks are locked up at 3rd, SS, 2nd, 1B, have three very capable outfielders already, and their best prospects are catchers (and perhaps DH).

    Unless people are still chasing the Soria dream, who you trading a Nova (or arms like them) for exactly?

    And it would be very unusual to trade cost-controlled ML ready rotation arms for corner outfield or SS prospects.

    If these guys continue to perform, Yanks will have NO problem stashing them away at AAA and AA for depth and/or letting them assume the roles of Mitre/Caudin/Aceves/Park.

  65. GreenBeret7 August 30th, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    Nova faces Toronto for the second time this week. That’s going to be a major test for him. Hopefully, for him and the team, he learned more about those hitters than they did about him.

  66. MaineYankee August 30th, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    Tom in N.J. August 30th, 2010 at 12:18 pm
    MY- I thought he would play SS on days he pitched too.

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    I wanted to make it sound credible. :lol:

  67. BumKnee August 30th, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    You classified Guidry as a high strikeout guy. You were wrong. On the facts. You’re often wrong.

  68. Wave Your Hat August 30th, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    Nova isn’t either a strikeout pitcher or a pitch-to-contact pitcher, yet.

    When his stuff is working, he can strike guys out. When it isn’t, batters make plenty of contact off him. When batters make contact, they often hit it on the ground, which can be good, but is a two-edged sword because ground balls often get through. Remember, Wang was an exception to the general rule, not the general rule.

    Hopefully, the K side of Nova will progress faster than the contact side of Nova.

    Right now, I’d take it start by start and root for him to continue doing well.

  69. SJ44 August 30th, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    The guy has a GB rate of over 50% THIS YEAR.

    That does NOT make him a strikeout pitcher, as you have contended.

    Since you have no ability to gaze into the future, you have no idea if he will develop into one into the future.

    There are guy that throw in the 92-95 range, like Clay Buchholz and Wang in his heyday for example, who never develop into strikeout pitchers.

    Back when Andy Pettitte was throwing 94-95, he never became a strikeout pitcher.

    Your original premise, Nova’s velocity makes him a high K pitcher, has been shown to be incorrect with every piece of data that has shown how he has pitched this year and throughout his career.

    Sorry to have hurt your feelings with facts. You will just have to deal with it and I’m sure even someone as limited as you will be able to handle it.

  70. BumKnee August 30th, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    Nova is 23 years old. He had 115 k’s in 145 innings this year in Scranton. Data at age 23 is incomplete. You should know better. You don’t

  71. SJ44 August 30th, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    Wave,

    The previous post was directed to the Red Sox troll and not you.

  72. RayVT August 30th, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    Hello Kneed A Brain!

    Your misquote of Guidry’s stats is much like the rest of your messages. Guidry was indeed a SO pitcher until the 1982 season really. He actually had 600 less SO than IP over his career, with most of the ratio altering numbers being in his latter seasons. He became a pitcher with a good fastball, rather than the pitcher with an excellent fastball earlier in his career.

  73. BumKnee August 30th, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    I said he was more than a pitch to contact guy.

  74. SJ44 August 30th, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    His age doesn’t make the data incomplete.

    He has been in the minor for 5 years.

    He has 5 years worth of data to review.

    In over 575 innings, he has 404 K’s.

    Over the past FIVE years, he has not YET shown to be what you have described him to be.

    If you choose to ignore five years worth of data, be my guest.

  75. Crawdaddy August 30th, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    I can’t believe you guys give that Red Sox troll the time of day. You must be bored or something.

  76. BumKnee August 30th, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    Rayin VT–Ok –so it’s 600–that further makes my point and refutes the other fool’s. As far as Guidry being an excellent and then a good fastball type of guy. Nothing could be further from the truth. Guidry was always a hard slider pitcher. He spotted the fastball, but his bread and butter was always the hard slider. I’m not surprised that youdon’t know that. Thanks for making my point with IQ 44

  77. GreenBeret7 August 30th, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    Strange that one pitcher strikes out 6.6 batters per nine and is a contact pitcher and another strikes out 6.7 and is a strikeout pitcher.

  78. RayVT August 30th, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    BumKnee sometimes has good info. But most of the time he tries to agitate SJ or GB.

  79. BumKnee August 30th, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    18 year old pitchers are light years different from 23 year old pitchers. You’re different now than when you were 18. Back then Mommy and Daddy protected you and stopped you from making a fool out of yourself. No such luck now.

  80. GreenBeret7 August 30th, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    Jesus. Talking with this idiot is like talking to the bridge he lives under.

  81. BumKnee August 30th, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    Looks like Nova has a higher strikeout ratio than Guidry—IQ44′s HIGH k guy. LOL.

  82. RayVT August 30th, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    BumKnee August 30th, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    I actually know Guidry very well! I saw him pitch many times and had friends on the team while he played. Guidry’s fastball is what made his slider almost imposible to hit. He had a great fastball till 1982. The slider looked like a fastball and guys missed the slider because they couldn’t just wait for it.

    Nova is a good kid, but if he had a secondary pitch like Guidry he could be a SO pitcher.

  83. BumKnee August 30th, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    Bridge?? Jump! You won’t be missed.

  84. GreenBeret7 August 30th, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    RayVT August 30th, 2010 at 12:34 pm
    BumKnee sometimes has good info. But most of the time he tries to agitate SJ or GB

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    Not agitation that I feel, Ray. Only pity….mostly for the family that finally abandoned him.

  85. MaineYankee August 30th, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    GB7

    You missed it when jerkface put him through his paces one night.

    It was really quite amusing.

  86. upstate kate August 30th, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    has anyone heard an update on Tex?

  87. BumKnee August 30th, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    RayVT–in all due respect –the fact that you know Guidry, or have friends on the team is irrelevant to the subject matter. Danny the Groundskeeper and a few cops stationed at the stadium know some current players. Big deal.

  88. Doreen August 30th, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    Today’s Guess The Line Up is Now Open for Business.

    I will take lineups until an official lineup is posted

    Tomorrow is the last GTLU for the regular season.

    Please click on my name for standings and for who will be awarded prizes.

    Good luck!

    :)

  89. BumKnee August 30th, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    Yea Maine–as if that happened. Maybe in your delusional world.

  90. Jerkface August 30th, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    Teams are throwing the same amount of change ups as 08 and 09, so unless the quality of the pitch has increased league wide I don’t think its the change up.

    I think its just one of those years.

  91. Wave Your Hat August 30th, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    When Nova’s curve is working, he can strike people out. It was working yesterday, hence the 7 Ks. It wasn’t working in the Toronto game, hence only 3 Ks.

    The problem is Nova hasn’t mastered the off-speed stuff. Therefore, you can’t call him a strikeout pitcher. He may one day, in which case he may become a strikeout pitcher, but then again he may never master the off-speed stuff and he won’t be a strikeout pitcher.

    This is not rocket science, BumKnee.

  92. BumKnee August 30th, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    ” I know Guidry very well” Are you kidding me? No doubt you know a few psychiatrists very well.

  93. GreenBeret7 August 30th, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    upstate kate August 30th, 2010 at 12:42 pm
    has anyone heard an update on Tex?

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    Only that he’d know more about the injury when he woke up today.

    I’m glad that he picked up the nickname of Tex. It would be embaras sing if they called him after his home state. Mary is no nickname for a ball player.

  94. Jerkface August 30th, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    Why does Nova have to be a ” – Pitcher”, maybe he is just a pitcher ? One of those guys who gets groundballs in a range from average to above average and strikes out a median amount of guys 6-7 per 9?

  95. RayVT August 30th, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    Guidry averaged at age 23 in AA 9.2 K’s/9innings & at age 24 & 25, 11 K’s/9 In & 11.2 K’s/9In respectively. In the MLB untill 1982 Guidry avearged more than 7 K’s/9 innings which makes him a SO pitcher.

  96. Don Vito A. Bellamo August 30th, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    10-0 on the homestand, is that too much to ask ? ;-)

  97. BumKnee August 30th, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    Wave Your Hat–he’s 23 years old. It may not be rocket science, and you certainly don’t work for NASA. You likely don’t work at all.

  98. RayVT August 30th, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    Hello GB! I get your drift! I tend to agree with your opinion!

  99. MaineYankee August 30th, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    GB7

    The RS have one they call Nancy. :lol:

  100. Pat M. August 30th, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    I thought bumKnee was on the DL ???? Rehab assignment pending ….Such torture so early…Good Morning not so good after reading this rubbish

  101. Wave Your Hat August 30th, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    “Wave Your Hat–he’s 23 years old. It may not be rocket science, and you certainly don’t work for NASA. You likely don’t work at all.”

    Just based on the number of comments today, I seem to be working more than you.

  102. Jerkface August 30th, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    You’re a strike out pitcher if you’re at 8+ k/9. You’re a groundball pitcher if you’re 55% or better. You’re a contact pitcher if you strike out less than 7 k/9 and allow a lot of hits but don’t walk anyone.

    You’re an AJ Burnett if you allow a lot of hits, don’t strike anyone out, walk everyone, and get no ground balls.

    Too soon?

  103. murphydog August 30th, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    “Nova faces Toronto for the second time this week. That’s going to be a major test for him. Hopefully, for him and the team, he learned more about those hitters than they did about him.”

    They learned one thing about Nova. He’s not going to back down to Bautista.

  104. Mark-Cant Touch This August 30th, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    What Doreen? There is a price for GTLU? I should of played more!

  105. Mark-Cant Touch This August 30th, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    *Prize

  106. GreenBeret7 August 30th, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    Doreen August 30th, 2010 at 12:43 pm
    Today’s Guess The Line Up is Now Open for Business.

    I will take lineups until an official lineup is posted

    Tomorrow is the last GTLU for the regular season.

    Please click on my name for standings and for who will be awarded prizes.

    Good luck!

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

    any chance that one of the prises will be a year’s supply of Troll-B-Gone spray disinfectant?

  107. BumKnee August 30th, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    RayVT—For the totality of his Minor League career—Guidry had 208 strikeouts in 454 innings. You can isolate almost anything to try to prove your point. Frankie Cervelli- was 4 for 4 yesterday. Why don’t you call him a 1.000 hitter?

  108. BumKnee August 30th, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    It would help everyone if you knew how to spell prize. Bozo

  109. BumKnee August 30th, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    You’re a jerkface if you come here and think you know what you’re talking about.

  110. GreenBeret7 August 30th, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    MaineYankee August 30th, 2010 at 12:48 pm
    GB7

    The RS have one they call Nancy.

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

    all of that talent wasted. He should have been so much better. he’s never been as good as he thought he was, though.

  111. blake August 30th, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    Let’s make a pact to not respond to bumbrain anymore and carry on with baseball/Yankees discussion.. He’ll get bored and then go outside and play.

  112. stuckey99 August 30th, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    I gotta say, I embrace metrics as a way to understand the game better, but I’m NOT a fan of the wholesale conclusions people reach about young players.

    There are Yankees fans here and ALL over convinced of the fact Nova will never be more than a 4th or 5th pitcher (whatever that even means).

    There are guys in pitching in Tampa and Trenton that people want to slap “ceilings” on.

    I let the Brett Gardners (nice 4th or 5th outfielder, pinchrunner late in games) and Ivan Novas of the world figure out what they can be at the ML level.

  113. MaineYankee August 30th, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    GB7

    The RS announcers were just talking about that.

    They thought he had gotten even more passive since he came to Boston.

  114. BumKnee August 30th, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    blake–making a pact with the other boys in the tree house? Comical

  115. Mark-Cant Touch This August 30th, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    BumKnee August 30th, 2010 at 12:53 pm
    It would help everyone if you knew how to spell prize. Bozo
    ____

    go away please.

  116. GreenBeret7 August 30th, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    Somebody is late to the unemployment office today. Even Burger King won’t put up with slugs that don’t come to work on time because they’re too busy trolling sports boards. Do you still panic when the buzzer on the deep fryer goes off, Knee(dless)?

  117. Jerkface August 30th, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    BumBrain, you’re so stupid. I just looked at Guidry’s minor league numbers. Of course he only has 200 strike outs in 450 innings, his first 3 minor league seasons don’t have any strike outs recorded at all because they weren’t kept as record.

    He is missing 3 seasons worth of stats!

    Guidry was definitely a strike out pitcher in the minors, but wasn’t really a strike out pitcher in the majors. Unless he was above average at the time, which I’m not sure. He was just a pitcher, and a good one.

  118. Doreen August 30th, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    Mark – Can’t Touch This

    I did say at the beginning of the season that I was working on prizes. It really was a matter of finding something that was (a) affordable for me; (b) would be one-size-fits all; (c) be Yankees-related.

    I didn’t find something the I liked until last week, believe it or not, and I’ve been searching all summer.

  119. Mark-Cant Touch This August 30th, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    Doreen

    My friend has a jumbo remote control with a yankee logo on the back, that would make a fun yankee related prize.

  120. GreenBeret7 August 30th, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    MaineYankee August 30th, 2010 at 12:57 pm
    GB7

    The RS announcers were just talking about that.

    They thought he had gotten even more passive since he came to Boston

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

    Yeah, and it’s gone beyond the health issues. I used to think “What a pity that he stayed hurt”. I stopped feeling that way about him after the undercover stunt that he, Boras and the Red sox pulled. Opt out and resign with in a couple of days with Boston. That was done long before the opt-out and the Dodgers got screwed.

  121. upstate kate August 30th, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    GTLU

    LF GGBG
    SS Jeet
    1B Swish
    2B Robbie
    C Po
    DH Thames
    CF Grandy
    RF Kearns
    3B Pena

    thanks Doreen

  122. MaineYankee August 30th, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    Doreen

    It took you all summer to think of a signed Yogi ball?

  123. BumKnee August 30th, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    jerface–it was your buddy IQ44 and not me who said that Guidry was a major league strike out pitcher–like Clemens. Take issue with him.
    On a related note–how is that Granderson Love working out for you? Are you looking at those numbers lately? Counting that one glorious 3 hit game–and without doing hard research—he’s bottomed out again. He’s a bum–like you.

  124. blake August 30th, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    Stuckey,

    Ill agree with that. Though I guess you do have to have some way of discussing and projecting prospects…otherwise you’re just waiting and seeing on everyone and what fun is that. Guys with talent like Nova though I do think its way too early to know what their ceiling actually is….he has the ingredients for a good pitcher…that’s all we really know at this point.

  125. Jerkface August 30th, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    Granderson’s smoked the ball all road trip. Still OPSing .900 over his last 17 games.

  126. MaineYankee August 30th, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    GB7

    I think that might have been tied to Dice-K. Just a hunch with no facts to back it up. Just like alot of what’s put on here.

    The Dodgers were going to try to get the RS for tampering but for some reason backed off.

  127. Jerkface August 30th, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    On base at least once in his last 5. Wind was blowing in all series in chicago and he hit to dead center 4 times. You have no breeze or blowing out and he has 4 bombs.

  128. BumKnee August 30th, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    For your info–Green Beret–never been on unemployment one day in my life. Since graduating college–also never missed a paycheck. How about you? Smoke much dope?

  129. BumKnee August 30th, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    Win Blowing??? Are you kidding me? What a clown you are. The wind only blows when he comes up. Marcus Thames wasn’t bothered by the wind. Check his numbers out month to month. His big production was July–a smashing .268, if I remember. He is a bum. Check out his OBP–brutal. Average–Brutal. Risp–brutal.

  130. Doreen August 30th, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    I don’t have access to things like signed baseballs.

    The prize is strictly for fun; it wasn’t about the prize.

    Also, some people like “stuff” and some people don’t. I truly think what I decided upon, while it may not be a “wow” will surely be a “that’s cute.” Which is what I was going for.

  131. Pat M. August 30th, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    Since graduating College ???? Then why are you such an abrasive schmuck ????

  132. Jerkface August 30th, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    Win Blowing??? Are you kidding me? What a clown you are. The wind only blows when he comes up. Marcus Thames wasn’t bothered by the wind.

    All the HRs in the series were hit across the wind out to left field. I won’t bother explaining air dynamics to you, but going directly into the wind is very difficult, which is what Granderson was doing.

  133. BumKnee August 30th, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    Four Bombs!!! The Bum is a platoon player at best until the end of the year. Then he’s gone.

  134. Jerkface August 30th, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    Four Bombs!!! The Bum is a platoon player at best until the end of the year. Then he’s gone.

    Want to bet?

  135. BumKnee August 30th, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    Air Dynamics. Maybe O’Hare should have directed the Jets to land in left field. You are helpless and hopeless. You’ve hitched your wagon to a bum.

  136. ac1 August 30th, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    All the HRs in the series were hit across the wind out to left field. I won’t bother explaining air dynamics to you, but going directly into the wind is very difficult, which is what Granderson was doing.
    ____

    He hit the ball hard almost every time up. Homeruns were flying to LF, but didnt see many going the other way. We saw a bunch of balls hit and just die on the track between cf and rf. There was no problem hitting toward left.

  137. BumKnee August 30th, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    Yea–betting on the interent with idiots who are likely locked up some place in a rubber room. Bet. How does that even enter your feeble cerebellum?

  138. SJ44 August 30th, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    Good God this troll is stupid.

    From 1977-1981, Ron Guidry had 895 K’s in 1068 innings.

    In 1978, he struck out 248 in 273 innings. He followed that up with 201 in 236 innings.

    He is ranked 89th in K’s in the HISTORY OF THE SPORT.

    He hurt his shoulder in 1982 and changed the way he pitched and didn’t have the high % of K’s he had earlier in his career. Yet, he still is in the Top 100 all-time in K’s.

    If you don’t believe he was a strikeout pitcher, especially prior to his shoulder problems, you aren’t a troll, you are a moron who needs an IQ test before being able to post on a baseball blog.

  139. YankFanCA August 30th, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    The pitching had better show up this week, because Oakland’s will. I think Burnett gets one more start to show material improvement. At some point, they need to sit his underperforming a$$ down if he continues to be an automatic Loss. Our rotation still concerns me.

  140. YankFanCA August 30th, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    The pitching had better show up this week, because Oakland’s will. I think Burnett gets one more start to show material improvement. At some point, they need to sit his underperforming a$$ down if he continues to be an automatic Loss. Our rotation still concerns me.

  141. raymagnetic August 30th, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    Don’t feed the trolls.

  142. BumKnee August 30th, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    19 for 81 for the month of August for a .235 batting average and 21 STRIKEOUTS. He sure as hell mashes that ball every time he bats.

  143. Andrew August 30th, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    BumKnee did you bother to watch any of the games in Chicago? Or perhaps any of the 14 games directly before this weekend since Granderson made some long-needed adjustments to his swing? If you think he hasn’t improved you are lost. Then again, trolls are gunna troll. You have done an amazing job, your troll brethren would be very proud.

  144. Jerkface August 30th, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    So basically you’re not very confident in your granderson assertion, now are you? Whats the matter, got BumBalls too?

  145. SJ44 August 30th, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    Oakland’s pitching is completely different at home than on the road.

    They have extreme home and road splits because they play in an extreme pitchers ballpark.

    Doesn’t mean they aren’t a good, young staff.

    Just not as good on the road as they are at home.

  146. Erica in NY August 30th, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    Jeter SS
    Swisher RF
    Tex 1B
    Cano 2B
    Thames DH
    Posada C
    Granderson CF
    Nunez 3B
    GGBG LF

    Thanks Doreen :-)

  147. BumKnee August 30th, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    IQ44—-injuries factor into everyone’s numbers. Let’s put Mark The Bird Fydrich in the Hall of Fame. He is a 20 game winner. How about Dontrelle Willis? Don’t isolate–it’s about a career. Thurman Munson had great numbers for nine years. Why isn’t he in the Hall of Fame? Because you have to put up numbers consistently over time. Shoulder injuries happen. Brain injuries happen. You know about them.

  148. Erica in NY August 30th, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    Take note Red Sox fearers and haters….

    It sounds like Red Sox nation has officially thrown the white flag

    http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/bl.....ng-content

  149. Jacques Strappe August 30th, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    Looking to the playoffs, it appears Boston will be on the outside looking in.

    That said, I’d be curious to see which is better playoff match up for NY.

    Who of the blog’s hardcore stat heads can give an evaluation of how Tampa matches up against Texas and the Twinkies, and the same for how NY matches up against them?

    Would there a big enough difference where it makes better sense to ease into the playoffs as WC, or is it better play all 162 like the WC’s not even an option? I would expect NY doesn’t care who they play … I’m more curious to see if either of the two teams has the upper hand on Tampa now that the waiver trades are just about over.

  150. BumKnee August 30th, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    Andrew–just above your last post–did you happen to gander at Granderson’s August numbers? How is that Kevin Long fix still looking to you?

  151. Erica in NY August 30th, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    Side note-

    Sounds like Hurricane Earl is on a collison course with New York on Friday.

    Early estimates have 100mph winds hitting the area

  152. Jerkface August 30th, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    How is that Kevin Long fix still looking to you?

    Since the fix he is OPSing .900

  153. BumKnee August 30th, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    He’s a platton player. A poor pick-up. A bum. And likely one and gone.

  154. SJ44 August 30th, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    What in the world are you talking about? Nobody mentioned the HOF but you.

    You must have a learning disability because you are completely unable to follow or contribute to a conversation.

    Honestly kid, get your parents to help you with your learning disability because trolling moronically on a baseball blog is not helping you at all.

  155. bummer knee August 30th, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    Cashman is a joke . 30 millions for Burnette and Javy, 10 mils for Berkman and NJ. 6 for suckerson in CF. 46 millions , that’s more than the payroll of some team that is essentially invested in below mediocre talent. he gives up cheap talents in Melky, Dunn, kennedy, Ajax and coke. a 220 million paper behemoth is filled with bloated contracts, see Jeter and Arod. let’s not mention HO HO Park and Rany Win you zero game . Yeah the entire base of lohud moronic idiots sings his phrase. somehow , for a team that triples the payrolls of other teams, this team still have two bums like Pena and Cervelli on the bench. Cashman is a joke!

  156. Doreen August 30th, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    Erica -

    Hurricane?

    Earl?

    So there’ve been A, B, C & D Hurricanes already?

    Boy, I need to get out more. Or put the tv on or get off this page or something. :?

  157. BumKnee August 30th, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    See how much this fix amounts to when his ass gets slivers for the rest of the year each and every time a lefty starts.

  158. Erica in NY August 30th, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    Here is Hurricane Earl’s projected path

    http://www.weather.com/outlook.....2010-08-25

  159. Dassit August 30th, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    The whole Knee family is in the building.

  160. Jerkface August 30th, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    granderson is hitting .275 with a double and a HR and 2 walks against lefties since Kevin Long has fixed his swing. hasn’t been sat yet.

  161. BumKnee August 30th, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    IQ44–you want to look at numbers in a finite time period and discount everything else outside of that. You can’t. Shoulder injuries happen. Shit happens. Just because you say shit, doesn’t make it so. I know what I’m talking about. Too bad if you’re a little slow on the uptake.

  162. bummer knee August 30th, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    Capt soft groundballz and DP champion like to have a word with Suckerson…. ‘look son, just keep on being a good citizen and say the right thing, that idiot cashman will continue to pay you gazillions , because you are good for the chemistry ! ‘

  163. BumKnee August 30th, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    He has been sat–he sat Friday nightm, and then came in when Tex went out and Swisher went to first. Once again–you are wrong. Unsurprisingly.

  164. champ809 August 30th, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    Nova is and has historically been a groundball pitcher throwing mostly 2 seamers in the bottom of the strike zone.

    This season he’s made an adjustment and started challenging hitters up in the zone with his 4 seamer which he throws with slightly more ‘velo. it’s worked for him and led to his increased K totals the last 2 months of the season and has made him a more confident pitcher.

    The Yanks have for years felt that Nova was a guy who pitched “soft” as in lacking an aggressiveness on the mound to compliment his raw stuff. He has been showing them a newfound “bulldoggedness” on the mound this year and I’m sure it made them very happy to see him not shy away from Bautista’s bravado during his 1st ML start.

    Although at best he’ll continue to be a 4/5 type starter on this team he can pitch to a higher ceiling if he can continue to mix a boring 2 seamer @ 93-94, 95-98mph 4 seamer up in the zone, a solid to above average changeup and his hammer curve with consistent command regardless of his spot in the rotation.

    If he continues to pitch like this the next 4-5 times out he’ll be an even hotter commodity than he was @ the deadline when his name was coming up in every deal the Yanks were discussing.

  165. raymagnetic August 30th, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    Patrick Ewing’s knees should be making an appearance any minute now along with Amare Stoudamire’s micro fractured knees. :(

  166. YankFanCA August 30th, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    Agree on Oakland’s pitcher-friendly ballpark. Nevertheless, all of their starters are currently better than Burnett and Moseley. Not to say the Yankees can’t win with these two on the mound (though I wonder about Burnett).

  167. SJ44 August 30th, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    No you don’t.

    As with most morons who come on here, you just rant moronically and say nothing of substance.

    As you are doing today.

  168. BumKnee August 30th, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    champ809–more to my point–at age 23–you can’t place a label on Nova or anyone else

  169. Betsy August 30th, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    As to Phil, I defended him elsewhere last night because he was being unfavorably compared to Nova – as a thrower, not a pitcher, because he doesn’t have that full compliment of pitches Nova has. I guess it’s because, in part at least, he missed two full seasons. In any case, it’s not like he’s not capable of getting the curve down; he still has it at times. I just wonder why he’s kind of lost the consistency. The change? If it’s a matter of confidence, then isn’t the only way you gain confidence to throw it? SJ, that’s a good point about the cutter….

    Stuckey, I understand your point about AJ and Phil, but even pitchers that have or had AJ’s stuff need more than 2 pitches. I guess stubborn fits him. I don’t want to give up on him; I don’t think he’s dumb by any means, but I guess he doesn’t have much baseball smarts. If he wants to continue his career, he really does need to adjust. There’s no reason why he can’t be a good pitcher still………..Ok, he lost some velocity, but he’s not throwing 88 MPH; he’s still got stuff to work with.

  170. Fran the original August 30th, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    Doreen,

    Here is my line-up

    Gardner LF
    Derek SS
    Swisher 1B
    Robbie 2B
    Thames DH
    Jorge C
    Granderson CF
    Kearns RF
    Nunez 3B

    Thanks :)

  171. BumKnee August 30th, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    Your opinion–which is as valid as your baseball assessments. Not much.

  172. bummer knee August 30th, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    can’t wait til moronic cashman give jeter another 100 mils for his mediocre at best act. but it doesn’t matter , does it The steinbrenners will keep on giving him dough to cover his stupidity.

  173. BumKnee August 30th, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    Hey Jerkface–did Granderson sit Friday Night?

  174. BumKnee August 30th, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    I’m with you bummer. Giive me Kennedy, Coke, and Jackson anytime over that BUM they got in return.

  175. Jerkface August 30th, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    No, but you’re right, he did sit for the first time against a lefty on saturday. That doesn’t make him a platoon player though. Considering he started against the other lefties.

  176. Fran the original August 30th, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    Erica,
    Hope you had fun in Atlantic City.

    Kate,
    If you’re still here, hope everything worked out with getting your son back to school.

  177. RayVT August 30th, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    BumKnee August 30th, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    A lot of the stats you are adding are late in Guidry’s career when he was sent down with issues.

  178. Betsy August 30th, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    Why is anyone even talking to BumBrain? He’s a little boy crying for attention and he’s trying out stupid himself with every post he makes.

  179. Jerkface August 30th, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    If Gardner or Granderson were strict platoon players they’d sit against lefties, but they aren’t.

  180. Jason Voorhees August 30th, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    Probably because it’s the only source of entertainment on here.

  181. JRH24 August 30th, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    Bum-You are pretty opinionated. How about telling us your age and how long you have been a Yankees fan? That may (or may not) give you some credibility.

  182. bummer knee August 30th, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    who cares if Nova is historical groundballz /flyballz/SO /Contract pitcher. He is 23! he is pitching well. let’s wait and see, that is before Cashman trades him for some stupid obsolete pieces again.

  183. Betsy August 30th, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    I don’t remember who mentioned it, but good point about the ? as to who the Yanks are going to trade all these young pitchers for? It would be a shame for the good starters to be converted to relievers (I mean personally for them), but the Yanks could do that and it might work. It’s a nice problem to have.

  184. UnKnown August 30th, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    GTLU

    Gardner LF
    Jeter SS
    Tex 1b
    Cano 2b
    Swisher RF
    Posada C
    Thames DH
    Granderson CF
    Pena 3b

    Hope to win one more before the end of this years game.

  185. CR9 August 30th, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    “Manny’s quiting on Boston wasn’t JUST the one at bat against Mo. That one was just far too obvious to not notice or to pass off as Manny being Manny.”

    Mike Boston

    First, Matt Cassel – regardless of his pathetic college “career” – should be out of the NFL. The guy is a loser, and was made by the Patriots video game offense. Anybody can look good in that offense and when they have the opponents’ signals.

    Second, a college career does have some bearing on an NFL career. Have we not heard of “past performance indicating a level of talent that they can succeed at a higher level”

    There’s a reason why many backup college QBs dont get taken; it’s because there is no body of work to judge their talent on. There’s a reason Tom Brady fell to the 6th round, and he should have never become anything more than a 6th round pick – but for the fact that his coach had the defensive signals of every other NFL team. You mentioned Jimmy Johnson and Bill Parcells, those guys won titles too. I didnt see you mention Jerry Glanville or June Jones having defensive signals – those guys never won anything.

    Mgumpher

    So you and anyone else that believes that Manny quit on the Red Sox because of that Mariano at bat and the time he ran to 1st base in 6.482839289832 seconds – as timed by Peter Gammons – believes in a CONSPIRACY.

    See, it’s ok for the rest of you to believe and purport conspiracies when it’s convenient for you.

    I’d love for one of our players to quit on us with a .347 .473 .587 1.060 line in his final month – as Manny did with the Red Sox in his final month.

    What exactly did the Red Sox and their fans expect of him? .459 .563 .832 .1395 ????

  186. Erica in NY August 30th, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    Fran the original August 30th, 2010 at 1:47 pm
    Erica,
    Hope you had fun in Atlantic City.
    ************

    I did thank you! :-)

    It was a really nice weekend away.

  187. champ809 August 30th, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    BumKnee

    I get your point about labeling young players but at the same time most guys are what they are and few really reach their ceiling.

    Edwin Jackson is a perfect example.

    He’s got a titans arm throws as hard as anybody but his success is middling. Or even better ‘ole AJ Burnett. Has the raw stuff to be 1 of the 5 best SPs in the game but @ 34 still can’t get consistency in his delivery which limits his effectiveness as we all see.

  188. SJ44 August 30th, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    Re: Hughes, as has been explained over and over and over, he has the ability to spot his fastball to all 4 quadrants of the plate.

    Not a lot of guys, especially at his age, can do that.

    In effect, that gives him four pitches because hitters can’t cover all four quadrants of the plate.

    Add to it a cutter and hitters already have a lot to think about.

    As he develops more, he will add more consistency to his changeup and CB and throw them more in games.

    In the meantime, when you can spot your fastball to all 4 quadrants of the plate, that’s a HUGE weapon and a great platform to build off of.

    Re AJ……this will be an interesting off-season for him. This is the first time in his career his stuff has diminished to the point to where he can’t rely on it alone to bail him out.

    Will he change? We probably won’t know the answer to that question for awhile.

  189. GreenBeret7 August 30th, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    Doreen, the Lohud area was hit by Hurricane Bum about 3-4 weeks ago. No damage but the wind is still around. As with many hurricanes, a lot of salty water, medium to high winds and little damage. Just another useless blowhard.

  190. Betsy August 30th, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    I think AJ has a lot of pride and he cares a lot. He has to know that this could be a real pivot point in his career……..I don’t doubt that he will work hard, but at this point working hard isn’t enough. He has to change……..despite the fact that it’s not easy. If someone wants to do something badly enough, that person will find a way to do it. That’s where AJ is now.

  191. El Duque August 30th, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    Jeter SS
    Swisher RF
    Tex 1B
    Cano 2B
    Thames DH
    Posada C
    Granderson CF
    Nunez 3B
    Brett Gardner LF

  192. Bronx Jeers August 30th, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    Hurricane Earl won’t be the only Caribbean based menace threatening New England this weekend.

    Tropical depression “Manny” is due in Boston on Friday.

  193. bummer knee August 30th, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    BumKnee August 30th, 2010 at 1:46 pm
    I’m with you bummer. Giive me Kennedy, Coke, and Jackson anytime over that BUM they got in return.
    ====================
    so many here are so knee deep praising Cashmoron , they can’t see the errors of his ways if it’s plastered in front their faces with double barrel shotguns. The list of moronic pitching acquisition is too long to even rattle off…. Suckerson for all those cheap talents is just one of them…Melky , Vizcaino and dunn , for gutless and whimpering Javy is another, he looks at Javy NL numbers with zero pressure as gold and yet disregard his 2008 AL numbers in a mediocre central div.
    12 millions for that bum is all you have to know for Cashmoron’s ability to evaluate pitching !

  194. vblade August 30th, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    Trolls talking to themselves is so 2008.

  195. Doreen August 30th, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    GB7 -

    Too many people not taking shelter, though, trying to tough out the storm. It’s not working…

    :)

  196. CR9 August 30th, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    Mike Boston

    And for the record, if being eternally grateful to the football gods for the 2 game span starting with Super Bowl XLII and ending with the Patriots against the Chiefs makes me evil, then baby, Im evil! Evil! Evil! I’ll remember that moment for a lifetime – and on my deathbed – I’ll remember during that Pats/Chiefs game yelling “Down Goes Brady, Down Goes Brady” and “Bernard Pollard is my new hero”

  197. mick August 30th, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    AJ has no pride. That is his problem. He is stubborn and is incapable of listening to anyone that tries to help him. This is a mental problem, people with pride overcome their mental problems.
    His brain is unattached and he spouts cliches after games as Joba did until they took the mic away.
    Reminds me of some people in here.

  198. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 30th, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    Betsy, several threads late (as always) but I just wanted to post my opinion about Clemens because today is arraignment day and I noticed several others talking about it earlier and you saying you were conflicted – which I am sure many people are.

    I know I have made me position on the Clemens affair pretty clear but I want to add to it that my position has never varied no matter the player. My first reaction to hearing that Giambi, Pettitte, and Arod had used was that I no longer wanted any of them on the team if that were the case. My feelings changed after each of them admitted (and we know that Giambi was admitting without admitting) to what they had done. If Clemens had at any time taken the same route, I wouldn’t have had any problem with him either. Whether or not any of them should be voted into the Hall may be a topic of discussion for another day, but I admire players who have admitted to their wrong doings, no matter the team. The ones I want to spit on are the obvious liars – Bonds, Ortiz, and Clemens.

    That’s all I wanted to say on that.

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

    Don’t know what you’re thinking about the Sux’s chances of still pulling their season out of the fire, but I was with a staunch Sux fan/Yankee hater this morning – and he has totally kissed the season goodbye. He said something that I found pretty interesting also. He said that there is actually some relief to acknowledging that their season is over because now he doesn’t have to feel the stress of watching it play out during the postseason, etc.

    He said that he thought for Yankee fans especially the postseason is a stressful time because of the mindset that anything less than a world series win is a failure.

    He might have something there. I know that some of us don’t see it that way but a lot of fans do.

  199. bummer knee August 30th, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    vblade August 30th, 2010 at 2:01 pm
    Trolls talking to themselves is so 2008.
    ====================
    so is sticking you gayblade up your … it’s so 1980s.
    keep on rambling though, you assumptive idiot.

  200. Noreaster August 30th, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    Cashman’s off-season’s moves have not worked out for the most part. His pickups this month look like they are really working out well. Going back a little further, Swisher, waiting for CC and even AJ last year were great. When you factor in how well the farm system is doing, I think you would be hard pressed to find more than a couple of GMs who have a better track record lately…

  201. GreenBeret7 August 30th, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    Doreen August 30th, 2010 at 2:01 pm
    GB7 -

    Too many people not taking shelter, though, trying to tough out the storm. It’s not working…

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

    The more hearty folks are out just having a good old time, body surfing over the remnants. It stopped being fun about 20 minutes ago. Now, it’s just a nuisance but seems to have fathered a little water spout.

    You know you’re screwed up when the likes of Champ agree with you.

  202. Noreaster August 30th, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    Trisha, Living up in the boston area…most Sox fans stopped following baseball more than a month ago. They all gave up on the season after Theo did (at the trade deadline).

  203. jpb173 August 30th, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    Cashman is a joke . 30 millions for Burnette and Javy, 10 mils for Berkman and NJ. 6 for suckerson in CF. 46 millions , that’s more than the payroll of some team that is essentially invested in below mediocre talent. he gives up cheap talents in Melky, Dunn, kennedy, Ajax and coke. a 220 million paper behemoth is filled with bloated contracts, see Jeter and Arod. let’s not mention HO HO Park and Rany Win you zero game . Yeah the entire base of lohud moronic idiots sings his phrase. somehow , for a team that triples the payrolls of other teams, this team still have two bums like Pena and Cervelli on the bench. Cashman is a joke!

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

    He’s a joke who has more World Series rings than any other GM…and he’s the one whose laughing!!!

  204. Erin August 30th, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    GTLU:

    LF Gardner
    SS Jeter
    1B Swisher
    2B Cano
    DH Thames
    C Posada
    RF Kearns
    CF Granderson
    3B Pena

    Thanks Doreen! :)

  205. bummer knee August 30th, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    mick August 30th, 2010 at 2:03 pm
    AJ has no pride. That is his problem. He is stubborn and is incapable of listening to anyone that tries to help him. This is a mental problem, people with pride overcome their mental problems.
    =====================
    another amateur psychologist on low hud, i bet you Cashmoron disagree with your assessment . he has 80 millions reasons to do so.

  206. GreenBeret7 August 30th, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    Notice how Mick is never around when Bum shows up, then Bum disappears when Mick hits town.

    Hmmm. Superman/Clark Kent? Mick/Bum? Is Bummer really Lois Lane in drag?

  207. Jason Voorhees August 30th, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    Whoa… testy now…

  208. Bronx Jeers August 30th, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    It seems as if everything AJ has done to overcome his erratic control has rendered him entirely hittable.

    I say check him into a sleazy motel and lock him in there with nothing but a cheap bottle of bourbon and a large mirror.

    Don’t let him out until he’s drunk and bloody from broken glass.

  209. mick August 30th, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    GB, what is your problem?

  210. Doreen August 30th, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    Have to run out for a bit. I will keep up with GTLU.

    Later.

    :)

  211. Yankee Trader August 30th, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    Looks like Morrow gets one more start on Friday against Nova before the Jays shut him down.

    Chad mentioned that Nova had four pitches-fastball, curve, change-up and what else?

    Any thoughts on which minor leaguers will be added September 1st, if any, since SWB season is ongoing with upcoming playoffs?

  212. bummer knee August 30th, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    jpb173 August 30th, 2010 at 2:09 pm
    Cashman is a joke . 30 millions for Burnette and Javy, 10 mils for Berkman and NJ. 6 for suckerson in CF. 46 millions , that’s more than the payroll of some team that is essentially invested in below mediocre talent. he gives up cheap talents in Melky, Dunn, kennedy, Ajax and coke. a 220 million paper behemoth is filled with bloated contracts, see Jeter and Arod. let’s not mention HO HO Park and Rany Win you zero game . Yeah the entire base of lohud moronic idiots sings his phrase. somehow , for a team that triples the payrolls of other teams, this team still have two bums like Pena and Cervelli on the bench. Cashman is a joke!

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

    He’s a joke who has more World Series rings than any other GM…and he’s the one whose laughing!!!
    =====================
    Cashmoron took over Gene Michael and Watson’s legacy and ride their tail for the first two, everyone knows that. IDIOT! he bought the last one with half billions of yankees money, keep on defending this moron why don’t you. Any moron would know CC and Tex are good players , acquiring them only took money .

  213. kd August 30th, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    it’s gotten pretty hostile on here for the last few days….

    maybe chad can start warning/banning people. there have been some words that have passed through the filter that simply aren’t ‘family’

    let’s try to calm down and focus on sweeping the a’s

  214. Jason Voorhees August 30th, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    Theo Epstein rules.

  215. Jason Voorhees August 30th, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    So does Omar Minaya.

  216. CT23 August 30th, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    Jeter SS
    Swisher RF
    Teixiera 1B
    Cano 2B
    Thames DH
    Posada C
    Granderson CF
    Nunez 3B
    Gardner LF

  217. Betsy August 30th, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    Ok, later!

  218. jpb173 August 30th, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    Cashmoron took over Gene Michael and Watson’s legacy and ride their tail for the first two, everyone knows that. IDIOT! he bought the last one with half billions of yankees money, keep on defending this moron why don’t you. Any moron would know CC and Tex are good players , acquiring them only took money .

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

    Yeah, Larry Luchino and John Henry knew Tex was a good player…but they proceeded to piss off both Tex’s wife and his agent when thwey met with them in Dec 2008…so now Tex is a Yankee. How smart was that?

  219. Patrick August 30th, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    I’ll be at Thursday’s game! Should be fun

  220. bummer knee August 30th, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    Jason Voorhees August 30th, 2010 at 2:15 pm
    Theo Epstein rules.
    —————————-
    you give andrew friedman the same budget , or better yet , replace cashmoron. This yankee team may never lose a game. hyperbole’ed….Theo or Friedman , i take either one over Cashmoron.

  221. GreenBeret7 August 30th, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    Jason Voorhees August 30th, 2010 at 2:15 pm
    Theo Epstein rules.

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

    Rules what? a cage full of glass monkeys?

  222. Jason Voorhees August 30th, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    Angry troll is angry.

  223. bummer knee August 30th, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    jpb173 August 30th, 2010 at 2:17 pm
    Cashmoron took over Gene Michael and Watson’s legacy and ride their tail for the first two, everyone knows that. IDIOT! he bought the last one with half billions of yankees money, keep on defending this moron why don’t you. Any moron would know CC and Tex are good players , acquiring them only took money .

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

    Yeah, Larry Luchino and John Henry knew Tex was a good player…but they proceeded to piss off both Tex’s wife and his agent when thwey met with them in Dec 2008…so now Tex is a Yankee. How smart was that?
    =======================
    ? i am talking about red sox owner here. you just validated my point , it’s Steinbrenner’s money , not Cashmoron, that has consistently kept this team winning …

  224. CR9 August 30th, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    Mascherano – best pals with Messi – completes transfer to Barca!!

    Roger pleads not guilty! Expected, but who cares. Go ROGER!! Fight the anti-Yankee forces!! And if you get convicted, get convicted wearing a Red Sox Cap!! :lol:

  225. bummer knee August 30th, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    Jason Voorhees August 30th, 2010 at 2:20 pm
    Angry troll is angry.
    ================
    one too many friday the 13th movie when i was younger.

  226. GreenBeret7 August 30th, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    You know things are desperate in Beantown when the idiots start playing Budget, budget, who’s got the budget?

  227. Jason Voorhees August 30th, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    Movies. You meant movies.

    Jason Voorhees excels in the English language.

  228. bummer knee August 30th, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    GreenBeret7 August 30th, 2010 at 2:20 pm
    Jason Voorhees August 30th, 2010 at 2:15 pm
    Theo Epstein rules.

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

    Rules what? a cage full of glass monkeys?
    ——————————–
    no he rulez your drug induced addled brain, Theo has 2 championship under his belt ! as recently as 2007.

  229. Yankee Trader August 30th, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    My guess at GTLU, and thanks Doreen:

    Gardner LF-home grown
    Jeter SS-ditto
    Tex-1B-always wanted to be a Yankee
    Cano-2B-home grown, this years gold glove, silver slugger, possible MVP both season and postseason.
    Swisher-RF-great Cash pickup
    Posada-C-homegrown
    Granderson-CF-had he pulled ball yesterday would have had 3 homers
    Kearns DH-another good pickup
    Pena 3B-home grown

  230. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 30th, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    “Trisha, Living up in the boston area…most Sox fans stopped following baseball more than a month ago. They all gave up on the season after Theo did (at the trade deadline).”

    Interestingly that was all the talk when Theo did nothing. Then when they strung a bunch of wins together, I noticed a little groundswell. Before they went to Tampa, all of the talk was about what unequivocally had to happen for them to have any chance at all. A Tampa sweep would be the final nail. Losing two out of three would be half the final nail. Taking two out of three or better put them in the running again.

    After they took the first game, you would have thought that they won, placed, and showed in the Kentucky Derby (that’s how good their horses were, ha ha). They were actually pretty arrogant about it and were crowing about the inability of the Yanks and the Rays to separate themselves despite all of the injuries. After the loss when Bucholz pitched, I think they wanted to find some hope in that so what I heard them do was roundly criticize Francona for putting Bucholz back in the game and roundly criticize Drew for catching the ball instead of dropping it. Otherwise they would have won that game, so they are saying. This morning, they seem to be clinging to a very very thin rope of hope based on the fact that the games were so low-scoring and the second game could have been a win.

    I guess hope dies hard, at least for the EEI broadcasters and the callers who call in.

  231. bummer knee August 30th, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    Jason Voorhees August 30th, 2010 at 2:24 pm
    Movies. You meant movies.

    Jason Voorhees excels in the English language.
    ———————-
    no i mean movie , all the friday 13 movies are essentially the same movie.
    I don’t excel at redundancy.

  232. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 30th, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    Is there really a storm where Doreen lives or was she speaking euphemistically?

  233. Jason Voorhees August 30th, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    Jason Voorhees insists you improve your typing skills before he has to get his machete and pay you a visit at Camp Crystal Lake.

  234. Jason Voorhees August 30th, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    You don’t excel at basic typing either. We all have our flaws. I’m a serial killer. It happens.

  235. Jason Voorhees August 30th, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    I also wear a mask to hide my hideous face. We all have things of which we are ashamed. Just let it out.

  236. Erica in NY August 30th, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue August 30th, 2010 at 2:27 pm
    Is there really a storm where Doreen lives or was she speaking euphemistically?
    *************

    http://www.weather.com
    Look at the projected path of Hurricane Earl

  237. GreenBeret7 August 30th, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    bummer knee August 30th, 2010 at 2:24 pm
    GreenBeret7 August 30th, 2010 at 2:20 pm
    Jason Voorhees August 30th, 2010 at 2:15 pm
    Theo Epstein rules.

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

    Rules what? a cage full of glass monkeys?
    ——————————–
    no he rulez your drug induced addled brain, Theo has 2 championship under his belt ! as recently as 2007.

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

    Using “Zs” for Ss” on the internet? Not sure that even 12 year olds do that anymore.
    You three tulips need to go back to troll school. Playing hookie is no way to go through life and neither is fat, drunk and stupid.

  238. Fran the original August 30th, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    Trisha,

    Apparently there is some Hurricane that may hit NY on Friday. Erica posted a link earlier.

  239. bummer knee August 30th, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    Using “Zs” for Ss” on the internet? Not sure that even 12 year olds do that anymore.
    You three tulips need to go back to troll school. Playing hookie is no way to go through life and neither is fat, drunk and stupid.
    ———————————————————–
    nor is old , grumpy and retarded, try to validate your point once without throwing childish innuendos yourself! B127, why don’t you inject yourself a ‘happy’ shot once awhile.

  240. Melkmanisinhotlanta August 30th, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    It’s too bad that Nova wasn’t injected into the rotation earlier into the season to see how he would do against teams for the second time. Nova has some intestinal fortitude and looks pretty good. If he keeps doing well, he could be a nice 5th starter for 2011?

  241. upstate kate August 30th, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    bum and bummer
    do you guys even like the Yankees?

  242. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 30th, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    Erica and Fran – YOWZA!

    Too darned many thing to pay attention to these days.

    :)

    Think I’ll do a little more reading on that baby.

  243. Melkmanisinhotlanta August 30th, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    Super Nova has some good heat to his fb.

    Where did Joba all of a sudden regain his 100 mph fb? The midges must have burrowed out of his fat cells?

  244. GreenBeret7 August 30th, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    That wasn’t inneuendo, childish or otherwise. That was stated pretty clearly that you’re an immature little wimp. No fear, though. You’re safe behind your screen…at least until you go outside for recess. Who but losers troll sports boards when their team goes belly up?

  245. bummer knee August 30th, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    upstate kate August 30th, 2010 at 2:43 pm
    bum and bummer
    do you guys even like the Yankees?
    —————————————–
    uh huh, I do. I have no idea if bum does.

  246. Erica in NY August 30th, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    Fran the original August 30th, 2010 at 2:37 pm
    Trisha,

    Apparently there is some Hurricane that may hit NY on Friday. Erica posted a link earlier.
    ************

    I asked our office manager if a hurricane was an office closing or a “work from home” event

  247. GreenBeret7 August 30th, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    upstate kate August 30th, 2010 at 2:43 pm
    bum and bummer
    do you guys even like the Yankees?

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

    No, kate some of PA’s little playmates from Bahston.

  248. bummer knee August 30th, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    GreenBeret7 August 30th, 2010 at 2:46 pm
    That wasn’t inneuendo, childish or otherwise. That was stated pretty clearly that you’re an immature little wimp. No fear, though. You’re safe behind your screen…at least until you go outside for recess. Who but losers troll sports boards when their team goes belly up?
    ———————————————————–

    GreenBeret7 August 30th, 2010 at 2:10 pm
    Notice how Mick is never around when Bum shows up, then Bum disappears when Mick hits town.

    Hmmm. Superman/Clark Kent? Mick/Bum? Is Bummer really Lois Lane in drag?
    ———————————————————
    yet, you still failed to offer one counter point to why Theo doesn’t rule… give it rest, your entire pathetic life consists of sniping at people on this the pathetic blog.

    go back to your nurse cratched and stop being an assumptive and arrogant jerk , b127

  249. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 30th, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    “I asked our office manager if a hurricane was an office closing or a “work from home” event”

    :)

    What was the answer???

  250. Fran the original August 30th, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    Erica,

    I vote it’s a work from home day especially on a holiday weekend Friday.

  251. Erica in NY August 30th, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue August 30th, 2010 at 2:53 pm
    ?I asked our office manager if a hurricane was an office closing or a “work from home” event?

    What was the answer???
    ****************

    To be determined.

    Apparently we are in unprecedented territory.

    When snow hits in the winter we work from home. But thats also the thick of busy season.

  252. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 30th, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    Fran, unless I misunderstand the question, wouldn’t an office closing be better since then you don’t have to work at all?

  253. pat August 30th, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    “I asked our office manager if a hurricane was an office closing or a ?work from home? event”

    Downed power or phone lines can turn a work from home event into an office closing event.

    Unplug the answering machine, don’t answer the phone and plead the 5th when you plug it back in.

  254. Erica in NY August 30th, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    Fran the original August 30th, 2010 at 2:53 pm
    Erica,

    I vote it?s a work from home day especially on a holiday weekend Friday
    ***********

    I would think so too. But I would much rather them just close the office and give them a day home.

    My office is also a tough place. My company is half administrative staff and half professional (me). The professional staff makes the money. We are the ones who would have to work from home. The admin people when it snows always get free vacation days, because they can’t work from home.

    Its kind of unfair

  255. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 30th, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    I have a wedding to go to on Monday the 6th. I’d like the hurricane to hit that day since I really don’t feel like going.

    :(

  256. bummer knee August 30th, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    why don’t you take that gigantic foot out of your foul mouth and roll over to nurse cratched. give it a rest for now B127.

  257. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 30th, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    Just watching Sportscenter to see if there is anything on Clemens and they are doing the top 10 weekend plays. Number 5 was the flip pass from Nunez to Cano and from Cano to 1st for a DP. What a pretty play!

  258. Melkmanisinhotlanta August 30th, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    A hurricane hitting NY? Maybe it will take out the Cordoba ctr?

  259. bummer knee August 30th, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    No fear, though. You’re safe behind your screen…
    ———————————
    is that some kinda macho internet challenge? speaking of childish whimpering….

  260. Pat M. August 30th, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    I suspect now that The BoSox are all but out of contention, we’ll be getting more bummer knee types here…….

  261. jpb173 August 30th, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    It’s too bad that Nova wasn’t injected into the rotation earlier into the season to see how he would do against teams for the second time. Nova has some intestinal fortitude and looks pretty good. If he keeps doing well, he could be a nice 5th starter for 2011?

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

    Nova has doen well in his two starts but I’m not sure that his control is that good, yet. He seems to leave a lot of pitches up in the strike zone. Maybe its nervousness but if he continues to leave pitches up in the zone the AL hitters will feast on him.

  262. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 30th, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    Now watching coverage of the indictment. It’s on Sportscenter if anyone is interested.

  263. Erica in NY August 30th, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue August 30th, 2010 at 2:57 pm
    I have a wedding to go to on Monday the 6th. I?d like the hurricane to hit that day since I really don?t feel like going.
    ****************

    The last time I complained about having to go to a wedding I got swine flu instead and missed the wedding

  264. bummer knee August 30th, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    Pat M. August 30th, 2010 at 3:01 pm
    I suspect now that The BoSox are all but out of contention, we’ll be getting more bummer knee types here…….
    ——————————–
    I suspect that you suspect correctly, my cousin Bummest knee has asked me of your welfare.

  265. champ809 August 30th, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    GB

    What exactly was I agreeing with that would make me screwed up? That labeling a 23 yr old kis who is just starting out his career can be difficult to do?

    I guess the AADD prevented you from either reading the rest of my post or comprehending it.

  266. Niblick August 30th, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    I wonder what the average age of posters here is?

    Reading through this thread I can’t help but get the feeling that I’m looking at bickering among a bunch of kindergarten kids.

  267. bummer knee August 30th, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    champ809 August 30th, 2010 at 3:06 pm
    GB

    What exactly was I agreeing with that would make me screwed up? That labeling a 23 yr old kis who is just starting out his career can be difficult to do?

    I guess the AADD prevented you from either reading the rest of my post or comprehending it.
    —————————————————————
    in b127′s dementia , there is only voice that is infallible , the rest are simple tulips , wimps, idiots that pales in his great presence.

  268. Andrew August 30th, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    The weather people have mentioned that there is still plenty of time left for Earl to curve away from the east coast and drift harmlessly out to sea. But, it also could hit NY. I am hoping to avoid a hurricane-marred Labor Day weekend.

  269. champ809 August 30th, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    GTLU

    Gardy LF
    Jeter SS
    Swish 1B
    Cano 2B
    Thames DH
    Jorge C
    Grandy CF
    Kearns RF
    Nunez 3B

    Tex gets another night off

  270. vblade August 30th, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    BTW reported for gay slurs. Enjoy making your new account Bumhole.

  271. Melkmanisinhotlanta August 30th, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    “Nova has doen well in his two starts but I’m not sure that his control is that good, yet. He seems to leave a lot of pitches up in the strike zone. Maybe its nervousness but if he continues to leave pitches up in the zone the AL hitters will feast on him.”

    It looks like we will see him for at least 3 additonal starts if Andy doesn’t come back. It’s refreshing to see a flame thrower come out of Scranton.

  272. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 30th, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    Well it was a short rendition of the indictment.

    :)

    My friend the Sux fan wants Clemens to go to jail. He said today that he thinks Clemens has lived in his own world for so long that he actually believes that he is immune from any kind of penalties that accrue to the “less special”, which would be everyone else. He said he was reading some article by a sportswriter where Clemens’ idea of an appropriate present at a birthday party to which he has been invited is a baseball that he has autographed.

  273. Pat M. August 30th, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    Bad knee syndrome has inflicted the LoHud…….Not certain if the knee damage is the real underlying issue here….Could be cerebral

  274. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 30th, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    “The last time I complained about having to go to a wedding I got swine flu instead and missed the wedding”

    Hmmm. I have to tell you that I would have to have swine flu and a doctor’s certificate to get out of going to this one. It’s my best friend’s son and I truly think that illness wouldn’t be a sufficient reason not to attend. I am expected to be there. Period. And so I will be there. Period. (A hurricane probably would have been an acceptable reason though…)

    :(

  275. Melkmanisinhotlanta August 30th, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    If Clemens was from Chicago, he would have been spared this democrat inspired crusade. Ah but Clemens is from Texas, it’s best to go after the W crowd.

  276. bummer knee August 30th, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    vblade August 30th, 2010 at 3:13 pm
    BTW reported for gay slurs. Enjoy making your new account Bumhole.
    ——————————–
    okay joyous blade, i am truly trembling with fear here.

  277. bummer knee August 30th, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    Pat M. August 30th, 2010 at 3:17 pm
    Bad knee syndrome has inflicted the LoHud…….Not certain if the knee damage is the real underlying issue here….Could be cerebral
    —————————————————–
    the two things aren’t mutually exclusive , nor are they conclusive. but apparently , like b127, you enjoy making retarded innuendos as well.

  278. bummer knee August 30th, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    cashmoron is one mediocre GM, the only reason this team is afloat and on going concerns is the steinbrenner’s money which somehow he managed to spend half of it correctly.

  279. GreenBeret7 August 30th, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    Clemens may either believe himself to be immune, or, he knows that he’s innocent of the charges and falsehoods perpetrated by McNamee in a chance for easy money, which is apparently his stock and trade. He was a dirty cop and nothing is likely to have changed that.

  280. bummer knee August 30th, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    simply can’t wait til Cashmoron gives captain groundballs another 100 mils contract this off season.

  281. Pat M. August 30th, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    Just an observation

  282. Count of Montefusco August 30th, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    # Melkmanisinhotlanta August 30th, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    If Clemens was from Chicago, he would have been spared this democrat inspired crusade. Ah but Clemens is from Texas, it’s best to go after the W crowd.
    _________________

    Have another cup of dumb.

  283. Bronx Jeers August 30th, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    I’m finding it real hard to join in on a conversation here.

    The hurricane-wedding seems benign enough to be a possibility…..

  284. bummer knee August 30th, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    Pat M. August 30th, 2010 at 3:28 pm
    Just an observation
    —————————–
    the feeling is mutual Pat.

  285. Pat M. August 30th, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    Bronx Jeers, ah , an intelligent life form….

  286. pat August 30th, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    BrianCoz Teixeira in the lineup at first base, batting third #yankees

  287. JM August 30th, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    Just checking in….Hmmmm, I thought this kind of craziness only existed in the game threads….

  288. stuckey99 August 30th, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    “Nova has doen well in his two starts but I’m not sure that his control is that good, yet. He seems to leave a lot of pitches up in the strike zone. Maybe its nervousness but if he continues to leave pitches up in the zone the AL hitters will feast on him.”

    So anything less that utter dominance and he’ll be feasted on?

    There is no in-between?

  289. Robin August 30th, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    # Melkmanisinhotlanta August 30th, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    If Clemens was from Chicago, he would have been spared this democrat inspired crusade. Ah but Clemens is from Texas, it’s best to go after the W crowd.
    ————————————————————————————-

    Is it a full moon, tonight?

    The DOJ investigation into Clemens started in 2007 after Kirk Radomski was arrested, which led to the arrest of Clemens’ trainer, Brian McNamee.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/.....id=3153874

    It follows other DOJ steroid related indictments that occurred during the prior administration: Olympic gold medalist Marion Jones (for perjury regarding steroid use) and Barry Bonds (for perjury regarding steroid use).

    Of course, it’s easier to weave conspiracy theories.

  290. jpb173 August 30th, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    “Nova has doen well in his two starts but I’m not sure that his control is that good, yet. He seems to leave a lot of pitches up in the strike zone. Maybe its nervousness but if he continues to leave pitches up in the zone the AL hitters will feast on him.”

    So anything less that utter dominance and he’ll be feasted on?

    There is no in-between?

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

    Stuckey, Nova doesn’t need to be totally dominant, but he does need get his curveball down in the zone. Major league hitters will catch to those high curves and he needs to be ready to adjust to them when he does. I don’t think that Nova is going to be a top-drawer pitcher but I hope that he’s able to make enough adjustments to become a #4 or #5 starter with the Yankees. It would be nice to have another low-cost starter in the rotation…especially if they sign Cliff Lee in the offseason.

    Currently, Andy Pettitte and Javy Vazquez combine to total $23 million in salaries. If they sign Lee for $18 million then they will have $5 million dollars extra to pursue a better hitting DH. Plus, it would be nice to see another Yankee farmhand become a contributor. Lets hope that Nova is able to make the adjustments necesary to remain viable in the Yankees’ rotation for more than this year.

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