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Teixeira tested and expected to play

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

Joe Girardi doesn’t expect to make Mark Teixeira a late scratch this time.

“He tested it already in the cage,” Girardi said. “Unless something happens in BP, he’s in there.”

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188 Responses to “Teixeira tested and expected to play”

  1. Johnny Baseball August 30th, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    Daniel Larusso is gonna fight? DANIEL LARUSSO IS GONNA FIGHT!

  2. Crawdaddy August 30th, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    Good to hear, now get rid of these trolls.

  3. Howe Farr August 30th, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    whats up with all this stuff on people using other people?s real name. How sad, the day after the red soxs lose, it seems the vile come out. very sad.

  4. vinny-b August 30th, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    “I think Revis will report by Week 1. Week 2 at the latest.
    I can’t see him missing regular season games.
    At worst, they work out a one year deal and they are back at it next year.
    Somehow though, I think they will get a deal done by the first week”
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    SJ: thanks : )

  5. JS August 30th, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    SJ-

    What’s your take on the Revis situation? Is it about the guaranteed money, or more about being the highest paid CB?

    Revis is a gamechanger, but not sure that he should be paid more than QB’s.

  6. Wave Your Hat August 30th, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    I didn’t realize the bum knee was a troll. His original post this morning was reasonable though mistaken, IMO, with a mild sideswipe at GB7, but things just snowballed from there.

  7. Melkmanisinhotlanta August 30th, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    Tex better ramp up his production. This is the time for it.

  8. kd August 30th, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    repost:

    pat m… really interesting post. had the yankees gotten haren, we’d probably not get to see what nova can do. i do agree about health, if the yankees get healthy, it’s over for the rays.

  9. bummer knee August 30th, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    SJ44 August 30th, 2010 at 4:19 pm
    Here’s the beauty of your spamming…….

    I don’t care if you use my name.

    Unlike you, I don’t need to hide behind SN’s to play games on the internet.

    It would take me five minutes, if I had any interest to find out who you are, and we could meet face to face to see if you have any guts.

    But, twerps like you aren’t worth the time or effort.

    Your playtime will end soon. It always does with the gutless trolls that visit here.
    ——————————————–
    ? who has any guts? if this is UFC fighting forum , that would be another story.

    I told you i will take responsibility of my own posting. everyone knows you are Joe Casale, as you yourself allude to your relationship with Tony Sanchez.

    I don’t know who bumknee is , nor do I care. insulting someone is what you do at best, I simply made my points about Cashman being a mediocre GM and Jeter will get another bloated contract before b127 were quick to assault one with insults.

    how is that trolling, i have never even posted before the last thread?

    but go ahead, threaten me with your silly macho stance while reciting TOS violation, i have all day for a bloviator like you.

  10. SJ44 August 30th, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    Its always about the guaranteed money.

    Revis wants the largest guarantee money of any defensive player in the game.

    That’s Haynesworth territory (49 million guaranteed), and that’s more than the Jets want to pay.

    Its an uncapped year this year and there may be a lockout next year.

    I’m sure that’s probably playing into the Jets thinking on his contract.

    In the end though, these things usually find a way of getting done and I think that will be the case with Revis.

  11. raymagnetic August 30th, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    Don’t feed the trolls.

  12. bummer knee August 30th, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    SJ44 August 30th, 2010 at 4:19 pm
    Here’s the beauty of your spamming……
    ———————————-
    by that , do you mean people who disagrees with you?

  13. Wave Your Hat August 30th, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    “if the yankees get healthy, it’s over for the rays.”

    I’m not so sure. The Rays with the easier schedule have the inside lane in the division race, and their starting rotation is very good.

  14. bummer knee August 30th, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    It would take me five minutes, if I had any interest to find out who you are, and we could meet face to face to see if you have any guts.
    ————————————————–
    huh? what would that achieve ?

  15. SJ44 August 30th, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    You are a troll and nothing more. Have been all day.

  16. Irreverent Discourse August 30th, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    i leave for a week and this place is a cesspool. uhg.

  17. JS August 30th, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    Thanks SJ.

    What if they just guaranteed more years without going into Asomugha territory in the AAV?

  18. bummer knee August 30th, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    SJ44 August 30th, 2010 at 4:35 pm
    You are a troll and nothing more. Have been all day.
    —————————
    and your are a black foot weasel, if you choose to reason in such fashion.

  19. vinny-b August 30th, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    on a positive note, anyone see a little of Joaquín Andújar, in Ivan Nova ? :)

  20. Irreverent Discourse August 30th, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    JS – all he cares about is the AAV. greedy b@$t@rd…

  21. Irreverent Discourse August 30th, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    bummer – congratulations, you won the internets.

    now go away.

  22. Doreen August 30th, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    I had the following people submit lineups for today’s GTLU. If I missed your lineup, let me know.

    upstate kate
    Erica
    Fran (the original)
    Unknown
    El Duque
    Erin
    CT23
    Yankee Trader
    champ809

    There was a matching lineup today. Congratulations to UNKNOWN!!!

    Remember, tomorrow is the last day for GTLU for the regular season. Thanks to everyone for playing.

  23. bummer knee August 30th, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    Irreverent Discourse August 30th, 2010 at 4:40 pm
    bummer – congratulations, you won the internets.

    now go away.
    ———————-
    sure i will go away, but ppl need to look themselves in the effing mirror before casting stones.

  24. bummer knee August 30th, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    i was actually having baseball discussion about papelbon, before blowhard SJ44 issued his papal bull again.

  25. GreenBeret7 August 30th, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    vinny-b August 30th, 2010 at 4:39 pm
    on a positive note, anyone see a little of Joaquín Andújar, in Ivan Nova ?

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

    I thought a little more Mario Soto and somebody mentioned Fergie Jenkins. It would be interesting to see all 4 synced up, side by side.

  26. GreenBeret7 August 30th, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    Yeah, he’ll go away, but, like bad breath and rancid underarms, he’ll return in the morning.

  27. MaineYankee August 30th, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    GB7

    Here’s some pics from a fishing tourney they just had in Portland.

    Yankee fans vs RS fans.

    Stump was the head guy for the Yankee team.

    http://www.thebigjab.com/gallery.php?album_id=25

  28. GreenBeret7 August 30th, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    Great pix, Maine. who won, or was it as usual. RS went belly up?

  29. MaineYankee August 30th, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    GB7

    It’s a good omen.

    The Yankees won for the second year.

    Yankee fans call in to the morning show and do alot of trashtalking. :lol:

  30. TheKiid August 30th, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    lol. responding to trolls only feeds them… stop feeding the trolls.

  31. tk August 30th, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    “Revis wants the largest guarantee money of any defensive player in the game.”

    I don’t really understand that situation. How does Revis have anywhere near the leverage necessary to extract a free agent-caliber contract from the Jets? I know they brought a lot of this on themselves with their constant praise of Revis, but I just can’t see why they would give him the contract he’s looking for.

  32. vinny-b August 30th, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    GB:

    able to remember Soto. Yes. He was a fine pitcher.

    by the way, i noticed the post yesterday Re: Bob Feller. Am very sad, of this news. If there is a definition of ‘All-American’ Bob Feller is it

  33. 108 stitches August 30th, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    I agree with Hardwired (from previos thread). “River Dance” Papelbon is pitching his last season with Boston. He’s the only real trading chip they can offer. At one time they would have dealt “Laptops” but the failures of Beckett and Lackey will prevent that.

    What ever happened to John Henry’s infamous tweets ?

  34. GreenBeret7 August 30th, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    MaineYankee August 30th, 2010 at 4:53 pm
    GB7

    It’s a good omen.

    The Yankees won for the second year.

    Yankee fans call in to the morning show and do alot of trashtalking.

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

    Yankee fans catch the trout and Boston fans catch carp and think they’ve found the mother lode of fine dining..

  35. vinny-b August 30th, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    “What ever happened to John Henry’s infamous tweets ?”
    —————————————————–

    wife took his computer and blackberry, away. Porn freek

  36. MaineYankee August 30th, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    GB7

    Saltwater fishing.

    Trout is freshwater. :lol:

  37. MaineYankee August 30th, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    108 stitches

    Pat M thinks the Angels might be interested in Ellsbury.

  38. Ruby Tuesday August 30th, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    RHP Dustin Moseley (4-2, 4.53)
    vs.
    RHP Trevor Cahill (14-5, 2.43)

    RHP Phil Hughes (15-6, 4.12)
    vs.
    RHP Vin Mazzaro (6-6, 3.61)

    RHP A.J. Burnett (9-12, 5.17)
    vs.
    LHP Brett Anderson (3-5, 3.32)

    LHP CC Sabathia (18-5, 3.14)
    vs.
    LHP Dallas Braden (9-9, 3.28)

    —————————————-

    Oh boy.

    Base on these matchups, we would be very lucky to win even one game against the A’s.

  39. Yogi Mantle August 30th, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    Is it a full moon, or did the insane asylum go over budget and release all the inmates?

    Wow.

  40. bummer knee August 30th, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    vinny-b August 30th, 2010 at 4:59 pm
    “What ever happened to John Henry’s infamous tweets ?”
    —————————————————–

    wife took his computer and blackberry, away. Porn freek
    ———————-
    male pornography featuring papelbon as the river thong dancer .

  41. bummer knee August 30th, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    Ruby Tuesday August 30th, 2010 at 5:01 pm
    RHP Dustin Moseley (4-2, 4.53)
    vs.
    RHP Trevor Cahill (14-5, 2.43)

    RHP Phil Hughes (15-6, 4.12)
    vs.
    RHP Vin Mazzaro (6-6, 3.61)

    RHP A.J. Burnett (9-12, 5.17)
    vs.
    LHP Brett Anderson (3-5, 3.32)

    LHP CC Sabathia (18-5, 3.14)
    vs.
    LHP Dallas Braden (9-9, 3.28)

    —————————————-

    Oh boy.

    Base on these matchups, we would be very lucky to win even one game against the A’s.
    —————————
    most likely a split. Moseley vs Cahill looks like second mismatch up on paper, Burnett vs Anderson ought to be a slaughter.

  42. SJ44 August 30th, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    More moronic predictions from Ruby Tuesday aka California, aka ER.

    It never fails even after his 0-forever predictions from yesterday.

  43. GreenBeret7 August 30th, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    vinny-b August 30th, 2010 at 4:55 pm
    GB:

    able to remember Soto. Yes. He was a fine pitcher.

    by the way, i noticed the post yesterday Re: Bob Feller. Am very sad, of this news. If there is a definition of ‘All-American’ Bob Feller is it

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

    when I was a kid, my dad took me to hear a talk by Feller and Ted Williams at the local American Legion post. Even for a young kid, that was baseball royalty. The talk was about every thing from hitting to pitching and Feller’s experiences in WWII and Williams during the Korean War, since he never left the States during WWII.

    Yeah, it’s really a pity because, just so few left from the 1930s are left and the late 40s and early 50s are disappearing way too fast. Feller, Musial, Berra. Ford. That’s the remainder of that bloodline. Still have Mays, Aaron, Robinson and Banks. Just not the same, because so few Yankees are left. Hard to believe that Guidry’s almost 60, huh?

  44. Eroc August 30th, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    PeterBotte
    Braden buried hatchet w/ARod, still expects to hear it fr fans: “Theyve had awhile to think of some stuff so dont disappoint”

  45. pat August 30th, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    Calling out 48,000 people to up their game isn’t smart, is it?

    YankeesWFAN RT @PeterBotte
    Braden buried hatchet w/ARod, still expects to hear it fr fans: “Theyve had awhile to think of some stuff so dont disappoint”

  46. GreenBeret7 August 30th, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    MaineYankee August 30th, 2010 at 4:59 pm
    GB7

    Saltwater fishing.

    Trout is freshwater.

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

    Well, you didn’t say anything about water. Sure…I make a good joke and you spoil it with details.

    LMAO.

  47. GreenBeret7 August 30th, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    Eroc August 30th, 2010 at 5:06 pm
    PeterBotte
    Braden buried hatchet w/ARod, still expects to hear it fr fans: “Theyve had awhile to think of some stuff so dont disappoint”

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

    Where? In his back?

    Braden will always be and ignorant slug.

  48. pat August 30th, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    alexspeier No deal for #angels, #redsox involving Mike Napoli. http://bit.ly/aei5J1

  49. GreenBeret7 August 30th, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    ***an*** ignorant slug.

  50. BumKnee August 30th, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    Man –the more I read what IQ44 posts, the more I get really really scared. He is threatening to fight on the internet. I think the F12 button opens up a Rockem Sockem Robot reality match. Go get em IQ44. You’ve really brought your A Game today. What’s next? Bitting someone’s ear when you’re in the ring. You utter and complete fool

  51. GreenBeret7 August 30th, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    pat, exactly who would Boston have that’s healthy, nearly ready and of value for a catcher like Napoli.

    Boston will be all in for John Buck this winter.

  52. BumKnee August 30th, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    Granderson is at career lows in batting average, RISP, and OBP. All of this is coming off of a brutal 2009, where he hit .249 and .170 something against lefties. Good move Cashman.

  53. vinny-b August 30th, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    GB:

    yes. It is very sad. I very much value, that generation

    wow, that talk Re: American Legion must have really made an impression. Regardless of their HOF credentials, they’re two of my favorite based on character

  54. MaineYankee August 30th, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    GB7

    Pat M was talking Ellsbury.

    Not sure if that’s his guess or something more.

  55. Doreen August 30th, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    pat -

    Well, I guess if he’s asking for it, he must have either a thick skin or a good sense of humor.

  56. vinny-b August 30th, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    BumKnee:

    thankful to have Granderson on this team. I am happy you feel the same

  57. MaineYankee August 30th, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    vinn-b

    I think GB7 liked Williams because they had the same personality.

  58. BumKnee August 30th, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    Good move to pick up Javy Vazquez, with no intention of signing him for 2011. In the process, trade away two young arms, and Melky (while paying .5M of his salary). Melky who performed better than Granderson the Bum in Centerfield. Melky, who had 13 post season hits, 3 walk-offs during the regular season and near career highs in all of the following–batting average, doubles, home runs, and most importantly chemistry. Way to go Cashman.

  59. pat August 30th, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    Doreen

    or an arrogance beyond belief. :smile:

  60. vinny-b August 30th, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    “I think GB7 liked Williams because they had the same personality”
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    : )

    Ted Williams was a cocky kid. But almost in a likeable, sort of way

  61. GreenBeret7 August 30th, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    vinny-b August 30th, 2010 at 5:15 pm
    GB:

    yes. It is very sad. I very much value, that generation

    wow, that talk Re: American Legion must have really made an impression. Regardless of their HOF credentials, they’re two of my favorite based on character

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

    Yeah, sadly, leikemia is never a good thing, but at age 91, that’s close to the end of a legend. Really still has an incredible memory for detail and pitches from 70 years ago. It was really a pleasure listening to the Iowa farm kid when he was on wit Bob Costas about a month ago.

  62. YankFanCA August 30th, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    The vitriol on here is reaching new heights — or should I say depths. How did we ever get by when there was no internet? No blogs? There’s something to be said for forming and internalizing one’s view of reality. I know we all used to do it; sadly, it’s about as antiquated a notion as baseball on radio.

  63. Pat M. August 30th, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    Watch for the Red Sox Angels to have dialog this winter regarding Napoli & Ellsbury….Could be a feeling out interest maneuver…..Then again, Boston got smacked around this weekend, so their interest may not be what it was prior……Buck is an interesting thought, but Napoli in Fenway is a frightening thought

  64. Bronx Jeers August 30th, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    Braden is a heckler’s wet dream come true.

  65. vinny-b August 30th, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    “It was really a pleasure listening to the Iowa farm kid (Feller) when he was on wit Bob Costas about a month ago”
    ————————————————–

    yes it was. 100% gold. Any baseball fan who didn’t see the interview, is missing out

  66. jpb173 August 30th, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    whats up with all this stuff on people using other people?s real name. How sad, the day after the red soxs lose, it seems the vile come out. very sad.

    ——————————————————————————–

    Red Sox fans can’t believe that their team will be left out of the playoffs. At first they wanted to blame it all on injuries but, deep down inside, they know their team wasn’t well conceived. They are an old team that is having trouble adding youth to the lineup. Lackies like Keith Law have been telling their fanbase that they have one of the best minor league systems in the majors. But the only way the Red Sox seem to get better is to add more aged veterans (Victor Martinez, Adrian Beltre, Mike Cameron, Marco Scutaro and John Lackey). I think the Red Sox’ fans have figured out that they have been fed a line of BS about their minor league system and that realization is leading to a lot of venom from their fans. They should be angry at their own front office but i guess its in their genes to be angry at the Yankees and their fans.

    At any rate, with Toronto slowly getting better and Buck Showalter straightening things out in Baltimore, the Red Sox fans are looking at the possibility of being one of the worst teams in the AL East two or three years out. I guess that would make me angry too if I were a Red Sox fan.

  67. YankFanCA August 30th, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    Where do they play Napoli? I assume they want Victor Martinez back as catcher, and big Sloppy will likely continue as DH.

  68. Wave Your Hat August 30th, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    The Red Sox have a pile of money to spend in the upcoming seasons. They’ll be there, unfortunately.

  69. Jason Voorhees August 30th, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    MY MOUND. GET OFF IT.

  70. BumKnee August 30th, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    I hate the Red Sox. Always have. I love the Yankees, but hate fools who are blind to the facts, ready to argue when you don’t agree with them, and foolish beyond belief to threaten another with physical violence on the interent. Only special fools are capable of that.

  71. GreenBeret7 August 30th, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    vinny-b August 30th, 2010 at 5:19 pm
    “I think GB7 liked Williams because they had the same personality”
    ———————————————————-

    : )

    Ted Williams was a cocky kid. But almost in a likeable, sort of way

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

    anybody that hated newspaper writers that much can’t be all bad. His best line was calling them, “The Knights Of The Keyboards”.

  72. YankFanCA August 30th, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    Agree with Wave Your Hat. Plus, don’t count on Toronto and Baltimore becoming threats anytime soon.

  73. MaineYankee August 30th, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    Pat M

    It will be hard for the RS to let Beltre go to another team.

    Is Napoli a good defensive catcher?

  74. vinny-b August 30th, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    “anybody that hated newspaper writers that much can’t be all bad”
    ———————————————–

    why do you think i like him? :)

  75. SJ44 August 30th, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    Stop the BS.

    You haven’t been giving any “facts”.

    You have been trolling on this blog and calling people names on here all day.

    If you don’t like what you are getting in return, call the police if you feel threatened.

    If not, cut the crap.

  76. YankFanCA August 30th, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    In addition, while TB will have great pitching next year, they will struggle to score more than two runs per game. It will be Longoria and the eight dwarfs in next year’s lineup.

  77. 108 stitches August 30th, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    MaineYankee August 30th, 2010 at 5:00 pm
    108 stitches

    Pat M thinks the Angels might be interested in Ellsbury.

    ……………………………………

    Can’t be so sure of that but the Angels will be players this offseason. Expect them to go hard after Crawford and any decent free agent pitching not named Cliff Lee.

  78. Bronx Jeers August 30th, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    Braden lucked out a bit with the 1:05 start on Thursday.

    Still, I can picture 40,000+ slowly chanting Whitiiiite….Traaaash

  79. BumKnee August 30th, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    IQ44–How’s the fight game? You came after me first today. Then you want to meet others for a brawl. Good going. You’ve distinguished yourself–in more ways than knowing nothing about baseball.

  80. jpb173 August 30th, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    Agree with Wave Your Hat. Plus, don’t count on Toronto and Baltimore becoming threats anytime soon.

    ——————————————————————————–

    They may not be threats to the Yankees but they definately will threaten the Red Sox.

  81. upstate kate August 30th, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    it is a shame the day after the Yankees won a series, behind the pitching of one of their young studs that bum and bummer have hijacked the board all day long w/ their negativity

    WYH
    if you are not familiar w/ bum, he rants and whines continually about how much he dislikes Granderson and what a bad trade cashman made.

  82. MaineYankee August 30th, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    GB7

    Williams used to come up here fishing alot.

    He was good friends with someone here.

    He also did commercials for a local bakery.

    I think Curt Gowdy also fished here with Ted.

  83. SJ44 August 30th, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    The entire AL East is getting better.

    Its going to come down to injuries, good decisionmaking and good performances.

    Its getting tougher and tougher to have “easy” games in the AL East.

    The team that may take a step back next year is Tampa.

    If they lose Crawford, Soriano and Pena (Pena could return), that’s going to be a big hit for them.

  84. BumKnee August 30th, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    There’s one big fact to repeat. You’re a Bozo

  85. Betsy August 30th, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    Geez, I get home from work and 99% of the posts are handiwork of these twerps that everyone is paying attention to.

    Good news about Tex, but I’d rather have him miss a few days to be sure rather than have him reaggravate it.

    LOL Ok, Braden – I think he meant he buried the hatchet IN Alex, not with him.

  86. BumKnee August 30th, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    I say we meet in Dodge City in front of the Livery Stable at 12 Noon. 30 paces and then whiskey to the winner and Boot Hill to who finishes second. You Captain Kangaroo Clara Belle

  87. BumKnee August 30th, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    Betsy—call yourself what you know you really are. A nothing

  88. SJ44 August 30th, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    If I wanted to “come after you”, I would and there wouldn’t be a thing you can do about it.

    You aren’t worth the time or effort.

    I do though reserve the right to change my mind.

  89. YankFanCA August 30th, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    They won’t pay for Pena, and they certainly can’t afford Crawford. Baltimore will likely show a dead cat bounce, but that organization is a mess. Plus, Showalter will gradully wear on the team, as he continues to insist that everyone irons and presses their underwear.

  90. RhapsodyInBlue August 30th, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    The angry nut is back.

    His posts are so lame.

    He thinks he’s clever.

    He Loooves the Yankees. Lol

  91. Betsy August 30th, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    Someone hand me a band-aid – or a tourniquet; I’ve been wounded by Bumblebee

  92. BumKnee August 30th, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    More internet tough talk from the WBA Internet International Champion–representing all of Indiana and a Northwest quadrant of Ohio. Go soak your head

  93. MaineYankee August 30th, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    Makes alot of sense to want the Yankees to have kept Melky who IS a platoon player.

  94. GreenBeret7 August 30th, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    Yean, Maine, Gowdy and williams were real close. Remember when he’d show up on Gowdy’s fishing trips on “American Sportsman”? Nothing more boring than watching people fishing…unless it’s fishing yourself. Williams on there made it must see TV, though.

  95. jpb173 August 30th, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    The entire AL East is getting better.

    Its going to come down to injuries, good decisionmaking and good performances.

    Its getting tougher and tougher to have “easy” games in the AL East.

    The team that may take a step back next year is Tampa.

    If they lose Crawford, Soriano and Pena (Pena could return), that’s going to be a big hit for them.

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

    SJ44, Although the Rays may lose some quality players, their minor league system is full of talented youngsters. All of those years finishing in last place and drafting first has served them well. Eventually their inability to retain their own players will catch up with them, but I see them being a factor in the AL East for a couple of more years. They also have a great manager in Joe Maddon who finds a way to get the most out of his players. I don’t happen to like his style but I think he’s the best manager in the AL East right now and will keep them viable.

  96. YankFanCA August 30th, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    I don’t know what’s sadder: the “trolls” or the folks who respond to their every post. Mother Mary is speaking words of wisdom.

  97. BumKnee August 30th, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    Betsy–if you don’t like what I say–don’t initiate things with me. You should be cooking for the family now. I sense you’re very lazy and your backside needs rest–constantly.

  98. Wave Your Hat August 30th, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    upstate kate-

    Yes I get it now.

  99. 108 stitches August 30th, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    It’s not etched in stone that Adrian Beltre will excercise his player option to stay in Boston. His agent is Scott Boras and Betre can be the premier 3rd baseman on the market this winter.

    1 year/$10M (2010), plus 2011 player option
    signed by Boston as a free agent 1/5/10
    10:$9M, 11:$5M player option
    $1M buyout for 2011 option if Beltre has 575 PAs in 2010
    2011 option increases to $10M with 640 PAs in 2010

  100. Ken Phelps August 30th, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    Nothing like blog fight… Where people threaten to beat up each other… Can someone explain how it is possible to fight someone u meet on a blog?? It is quite possible u could be arguing with someone who is currently on the other side of the planet!!

  101. BumKnee August 30th, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    Melky had a great year in 2009. His average was 30 points higher than the Bum is hitting right now. The Bum will not come close to Melky’s 68 rbi’s. The Bum brings nothing to the team and would be exposed for what he is if they weren’t 30 games above .500

  102. vinny-b August 30th, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    “They also have a great manager in Joe Maddon who finds a way to get the most out of his players. I don’t happen to like his style but I think he’s the best manager in the AL East right now”
    —————————————————–

    i’ll take Joe Girardi.

    Joe Maddon didn’t do sh*t, last year

  103. Ken Phelps August 30th, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    Losing Pena, craw ford, and soriano would really hurt the rays no matter how good their system might be…

  104. LGY August 30th, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    The problem with Boston improving over the next several years is that their starting 5 is basically set in stone already.

    Unless they eat Matsuzaka’s salary there is nothing they can do to improve their starting pitching. The only way they can improve their ballclub is offensively and the cast of characters they have thrown out this year puts them second in the league in runs scored. Even with some free agent pickups they will likely be in the same spot next year in runs scored.

    So basically their better hope that Beckett and Lackey have a renaissance next year or they could be in trouble in the pitching rich AL East.

  105. Betsy August 30th, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    The AL East is going to be almost ridiculous…………With all the good young pitching that the Rays, Jays and O’s have (Sox have some, plus Buchholz and Lester), it was imperative that the Yankees develop their own. The issue however is that the on-field team is getting older while the other teams (Sox aside) are getting younger.

  106. Wave Your Hat August 30th, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    On the other hand, Tampa has only $17MM committed for next year, has Longoria and Zobrist and a barrel-full of cheap young pitching.

  107. BumKnee August 30th, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    IQ–please change your mind. Push F12 and start a Rockem Sockem reality match. No holds barred, cage match, chairs and tables permitted. You clown, you.

  108. Bronx Jeers August 30th, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    Can someone explain how it is possible to fight someone u meet on a blog??

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    4 words

    Under The O’Neill Banner

  109. MaineYankee August 30th, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    108 stitches

    I know the numbers but what I’m say is the RS will have to think hard about not resigning him. He was their most productive player. And listening the the RS mouthpieces he is in the running for MVP.

  110. Doreen August 30th, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    ignore |ig?nôr|
    verb [ trans. ]
    refuse to take notice of or acknowledge; disregard intentionally

  111. LGY August 30th, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    There is no way Beltre exercises that option with Boston given the season he is having.

    He is ready to cash in on the free agent market. Boston could obviously give him a multi year deal but that is pretty risky given Beltre’s track record.

  112. SJ44 August 30th, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    Tampa’s payroll though is going to get cut by about 20% for 2011.

    Plus, young guys take time to get going and not all of them pan out.

    Its going to be interesting to see how they plug their holes next year.

  113. YankFanCA August 30th, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    Ken Phelps: Blog fight is where two idiots — usually between 4’11″ and 5’2″ — who still wear Underoos and live in their mother’s basement — puff up their chests and then engage in penis jousting. The fight normally ends when one or the other’s mother calls for suppertime.

  114. Ken Phelps August 30th, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    Bronx Jeers August 30th, 2010 at 5:44 pm
    Can someone explain how it is possible to fight someone u meet on a blog??

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    4 words

    Under The O’Neill Banner
    —–
    Lol!!! I just find it funny when people talk about beating each other up online!! Silly!!

  115. LGY August 30th, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    I agree Maine. If they let Beltre walk it is hard to imagine any free agent/trade is replicating the numbers Beltre has put up this season.

    It will be interesting to see what they do with him.

  116. Doreen August 30th, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    LGY -

    Lester and Buchholz are probably bankable. But after that – Lackey? He could simply be having an off year. Dice-K is what he is, and never was nor will he be what they thought he was. Beckett is the biggest question mark, right? Is he done? Can he be a reliable #3?

    So all the pundits who said the Red Sox were supersmart for setting up their rotation by extending Beckett and giving Lackey his deal, well, what are they saying now?

    In fairness, it does seem pitching is the most variable aspect of the game from season to season.

  117. Ken Phelps August 30th, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    I mean let’s be civil people

  118. BumKnee August 30th, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    YankFanCA–read back and see who was going to fight whom. IQ44 is the big self imposed beast here. It was between him and another poster. I commented because I thought it was so pathetically comical. Incidentally–you are right–I am 4’9, weigh 700 pounds without my shoes on, and live with my cat in a shed at the rear of my parents’ property.

  119. SJ44 August 30th, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    The Yankees have more young pitching than almost anybody in the division.

    That’s exciting from the Yankees perspective.

  120. Ken Phelps August 30th, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    Yes the al east is brutal I mean Toronto is a fourth place team!! Fourth place and they are pretty solid

  121. kd August 30th, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    always remember, three more years of burnett is way better than 5 more years of beckett

  122. MaineYankee August 30th, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    Doreen August 30th, 2010 at 5:45 pm
    ignore |ig?nôr|
    verb [ trans. ]
    refuse to take notice of or acknowledge; disregard intentionally
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    What a wet blanket. :lol:

  123. Ken Phelps August 30th, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    “”you are right–I am 4?9, weigh 700 pounds without my shoes on, and live with my cat in a shed at the rear of my parents’ property”

    Must be quite a shed if u weigh 700 pounds

  124. YankFanCA August 30th, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    “always remember, three more years of burnett is way better than 5 more years of beckett”

    Not sure. Both are about as frightening as when George Costanza was caught with shrinkage in the Hamptons.

  125. GreenBeret7 August 30th, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    For a team that wants to cut their payroll to the bone, around $40-50 Million, paying 1/1th of that to a utility player like Zobrist is a waste of resources. They’re going to commit $17 mil over four years to him for over reaching his talents for one year. They’ll be trying to unload him soon enough.

  126. Bx is Burning August 30th, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    What’s Melky doing this year, btw?
    Oh yeah – similar on base as Grandy; fewer knocks and RIBs.

  127. Betsy August 30th, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    Yep, it is very exciting…….and if we get Lee, and Phil develops, then we can work kids in without them having the pressure to win. In 2008, Phil was the #3 starter, I think. Even had he stayed healthy – imagine the expectations on him?

  128. Betsy August 30th, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    I mean without them having all the pressure on them…….

  129. Ken Phelps August 30th, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    “kd August 30th, 2010 at 5:51 pm
    always remember, three more years of burnett is way better than 5 more years of beckett”

    please do not remind me that we owe Burnett 3 more years on his deal… Regardless of what beckett is owed

  130. G. Love August 30th, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    I’m really starting to think that Lackey was the same pitcher in Anaheim.

    The difference there was he had a better manager and a much deeper bullpen to bail him out earlier in games than he does in Boston.

    He’s literally a 5 inning pitcher just like Dice K. It’s amazing that Boston’s pitching guru Farrell who Gammons nearly vomits his name out anytime there’s a manager opening, has pitcher’s who pitch so short.

    If you think about the Yankees in 2008, we had that problem. We were lucky to get guys to go 5 and the pen was burnt to a crisp.

    I never thought Lackey was an ace and seeing him more in this division tells me he’s a solid pitcher who needs a good pen ready to bail him out when he fatigues.

  131. BumKnee August 30th, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    Ken Phelps—that was the weight the last time I got hooked up with the rest of the cattle. Since then there’s been a whole load of Snickers, Ben and Jerry’s Cherry Garcia, and Cape Cod Chips. The shed servs me well. IQ44 is my landlord.

  132. kd August 30th, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    ken phelps,

    i’m just trying to be positive on the ‘let’s remember that america is at war and be a jerk’ day on lohud.

  133. Ken Phelps August 30th, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    I can’t people obsess about melky??? I mean it’s melky?? Who cares about him!! He’s gone!! Move on!!

  134. MaineYankee August 30th, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    Betsy

    If Phil had stayed healthy imagine how developed he’d be now.

  135. UnKnown August 30th, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    Yes I got one last matching line up before the end of the year. I channeled my inner Girardi and it payed off!! Thanks Doreen and lets get this homestand off to a good start with a victory tonight.

  136. Ken Phelps August 30th, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    Yes dice k was a terrible signing for the sox… However I refuse to make fun of them for it since the Yankees signed a certain pitcher from japan named kei igawa!! Because of that I stay quiet during all dice k related conversations

  137. BumKnee August 30th, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    Melky is all about chemistry, and he does have a higher batting average than Curtis The Bum. He misses New York and all his buddies. He’ll be back and The Bum will be run out of town on a rail

  138. Betsy August 30th, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    Maine, I don’t bother thinking that because there’s no point – and it would bother me. I have to keep reminding myself when I get concerned about his secondary pitches that he lost a LOT of time and that when he came back, he had to first focus on his FB and FB command. Then last year – he was put in the pen for half the year. His development has been somewhat disjointed, but fortunately he has proved very durable……….he’s big and strong, fortunately – and fortunately hasn’t had any more freak injuries.

  139. Ken Phelps August 30th, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    I know Kd! However thinking the Yankees will still be paying aj Burnett 3 years from today makes me want to vomit

  140. Doreen August 30th, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    G Love -

    Pitching for the Yankees or the Red Sox is not for everyone.

    Maine Yankee -

    Someone has to be the grown up. ;)

  141. GreenBeret7 August 30th, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    MaineYankee August 30th, 2010 at 5:56 pm
    Betsy

    If Phil had stayed healthy imagine how developed he’d be now

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    Imagine how good he would be with more than 1 pitch.

  142. Crash August 30th, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    vinny-b August 30th, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    i’ll take Joe Girardi.

    Joe Maddon didn’t do sh*t, last year

    ——————————————

    Me too Girardi is one of the best young managers in the game. I’ll take the guy with the world series ring over that goofy manager in tampa.

  143. BumKnee August 30th, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    Yea, move on with Curtis the Bum–pay him close to 20 million in the next two years and praise him for having the lowest batting average on the team among starters–the lowest on base percentage among starters and the lowest RISP among starters. I agree–move on and leave him someplace else–how about Pittsburgh?

  144. G. Love August 30th, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    I definitely am excited to see the young guys come up. Hearing SJ, CB, Pat M., GB etc talk about the young guys over the years and seeing it come to fruition at the big league level I see the allure to trying to develop the guys you would normally go out and sign.

    That said, I still go all in on Lee in the off season and if Andy wants one more shot, you let him take it knowing we have depth at SP in the system with some high end arms moving up quickly.

    The interesting thing to me about all of this is that the Yankees are going to have a surplus of good minor league players just at the right time as the core Four get ready to leave the game of baseball.

    Cashman will have the ability to trade for Jeter’s replacement if he wants to. Same with Mo.

    The Yankees are developing the assets to rebuild this team on the fly through trades, development and the occasion can’t miss free agent.

    It’s exciting to be a fan of a team with this kind of plan on all those levels. The Yankees have options.

    As much as everyone wants to write the obituary on this team when Jeter, Mo, leave, I think Cashman has the tools at his disposal to make some exciting moves to replace those players and keep the winning happening here.

  145. Ken Phelps August 30th, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    I’m not talking Curtis g! I just don’t get the melky love affair… He is decent fourth outfielder… Hits about . 260 ish wit low on base… Curtis has been poor this year… But to be fair if u look at his numbers the past 4 years much better than melky

  146. LGY August 30th, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    Phil may turn out to be a better pitcher in the long run facing adversity and injuries early in his big league career.

    The fastball is also much improved taking those bullets he was throwing in the bullpen and carrying it over to the rotation. He has also taken that bullpen mentality along with him to the hill every 5th day.

    Who knows. Could have been a blessing in disguise.

  147. Betsy August 30th, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    Wow, lol – that doesn’t sound like GB

  148. MaineYankee August 30th, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    Doreen

    I know but can’t we revert back once in awhile?

  149. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 30th, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    Here is my question. How in hell do posters get personal information on other posters? I’ve seen it happen a few times here, and outrageously someone will post someone’s name or other things about the person – to me reason to get someone in a back alley and pummel the tar out of them. In my case all the person had was my email address.

    How could someone find out information on SJ, or Betsey, or others who have been victimized? I don’t get it and I sure don’t like it. When it happened to me, the person told me he easily got it from lohud. What kind of slick willy move would you have to make for them to give up information?

    It bothers me greatly that information can be gotten, number one, but even moreso that someone would publicize it.

  150. GreenBeret7 August 30th, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    It’s me, Betsy. Just repeating what so many have said on here, so, it must be true.

  151. Betsy August 30th, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    LGY, that’s the tack I’ve tried to take when I haven’t been in one of my “worry” moods. 2008 was really a low point for him, which he admitted in ST; he thought he might never make it back. He worked hard and had/has a great attitude and here he is……..So, hopefully he can finish the year strong and head into the playoffs on a good note.

  152. GreenBeret7 August 30th, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    MaineYankee August 30th, 2010 at 6:05 pm
    Doreen

    I know but can’t we revert back once in awhile?

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    it’s scary to think what you’re capable of reverting back to.

  153. Betsy August 30th, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    Oh, lol – and that would be me, GB. Touche!

  154. Crash August 30th, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    Ken Phelps August 30th, 2010 at 5:56 pm
    I can’t people obsess about melky??? I mean it’s melky?? Who cares about him!! He’s gone!! Move on!!

    —————

    I am amazed by that too. The guy is having an awful year in atlanta. He is not an everyday outfielder.

  155. G. Love August 30th, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    Doreen,

    I agree with you completely that pitching in NY or Boston isn’t for everyone.

    It’s why everytime someone comes in here absolutely obsessed with the KC Royals players (who can’t win a series to save their lives) I always say I have no interest in blowing up our farm to trade for Greinke.

    Having lived through the 80′s as a Yankee fan, I remember a lot of pitchers with incredible numbers on small town teams who came to the Bronx and fell apart.

    I think Greinke would be one of those guys.

    As for Lackey, there is a big difference between SoCal and Boston. I think the intensity is so much higher on this side of the country.

  156. Betsy August 30th, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    GLove, the Yanks need Lee and I do think they are all in. I wonder if they might do what the did with CC and just try and blow everyone away. If Andy wants to come back, he’ll be back – and then we’re in good shape, esp. if AJ can just be decent instead of awful

  157. stuckey99 August 30th, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    “Cashman will have the ability to trade for Jeter’s replacement”

    Whom do you imagine that might be, assuming that player is currently in the major leagues?

    Because there aren’t of very good option around right now.

  158. Doreen August 30th, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    Maine Yankee -

    I don’t think so – you all get sooooo carried away! :lol:

  159. MaineYankee August 30th, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    GB7

    You wasn’t supposed to see that.

  160. Ken Phelps August 30th, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue August 30th, 2010 at 6:06 pm
    Here is my question. How in hell do posters get personal information on other posters? I’ve seen it happen a few times here, and outrageously someone will post someone’s name or other things about the person – to me reason to get someone in a back alley and pummel the tar out of them. In my case all the person had was my email address.

    How could someone find out information on SJ, or Betsey, or others who have been victimized? I don’t get it and I sure don’t like it. When it happened to me, the person told me he easily got it from lohud. What kind of slick willy move would you have to make for them to give up information?

    It bothers me greatly that information can be gotten, number one, but even moreso that someone would publicize it.
    ——–

    Trish I often don’t agree with u but… You are right it is an outrage and wrong

  161. Joe from Long Island August 30th, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    Don’t assume Napoli for Ellsbury is a sure thing. Ellsbury, while hurt this year, has not shown to be a solid player consistently; though,he is young and may prove to be a good player.

    Given the pitching shorts for Anaheim this year, Cash could, if he wanted, trump Ellsbury with some of the young arms in the system. Granted, the young guys don’t yet have the MLB record, but pitching is the coin of the realm, and Scioscia has seen first hand what happens when you don’t have enough.

    If I were the Angels, I’d go for Carl Crawford, and look to add pitching.

  162. GreenBeret7 August 30th, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    Betsy August 30th, 2010 at 6:07 pm
    Oh, lol – and that would be me, GB. Touche!

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    Trust me, Betsy. You’re far from being alone in believing that fallacy. He has one exceptional pitch, two very good pitches that are getting better and the beginnings of a pretty good 4th pitch. His only real issue is experience. Not at all bad for an inexperienced starter this year, I’d say.

  163. MaineYankee August 30th, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    Doreen

    My wife is a teacher and I’ve told her she wouldn’t like me for a student. :lol:

  164. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 30th, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    Anyone think Marcus Thames will continue to see regular playing time, righties and lefties? I’m thinking I’m going to sit Vernon Wells on my fantasy team and want to pick up some quick points. My other thought was Ryan Raburn. Any thoughts on this? Any fantasiers or general baseball officianados out there?

  165. Rishi August 30th, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    :arrow:

  166. G. Love August 30th, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    Stuckey,

    I don’t know who it will be, but we’ll have the assets for him to deal to get a better than league average SS.

    I know Tuwlotzki and Hanley’s name’s come up all the time, but before Jeter is ready to walk there might be other players who break through that we’ll have a shot at in a trade. Especially if a team has multiple SS prospects or has one that is getting expensive.

    A lot can happen in 2 years. Heck, we might even develop our own replacment for him in that time. You never know.

    Point is, we have real talent to trade to fill holes when they open up. Add that to the financial flexibility the team has and it’s tough to beat.

  167. Ken Phelps August 30th, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    Yes greinke in new york not a good fit!! He’s got mental problems… Small towns/ cities better door him

  168. GreenBeret7 August 30th, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    MaineYankee August 30th, 2010 at 6:10 pm
    GB7

    You wasn’t supposed to see that.

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    Never could pass up an easy target, Maine.

  169. Betsy August 30th, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    GB, I guess I keep looking at the ERA……I shouldn’t, I suppose, but it draws me like flies to honey, lol. I didn’t think I got spoiled by his start, but now I wonder if I did…..not in the sense that I expected him to keep it up, but that I expected Phil to pitch like a polished veteran

  170. MaineYankee August 30th, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    trisha

    I think bumknee can help.

  171. Ken Phelps August 30th, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue August 30th, 2010 at 6:13 pm
    Anyone think Marcus Thames will continue to see regular playing time, righties and lefties? I’m thinking I’m going to sit Vernon Wells on my fantasy team and want to pick up some quick points. My other thought was Ryan Raburn. Any thoughts on this? Any fantasiers or general baseball officianados out there?
    — Vernon is an everyday player … Berkam comes back Thames will sit against righties go with wells

  172. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 30th, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    “Trish I often don’t agree with u but… You are right it is an outrage and wrong”

    Ken, did you think the fenway fizzlers were done for the season? Did you think there was never reason to give up on the Yanks? Did you think, a la LGY and Pat M – and probably some others – that the Yanks would find a way to work out their rotation problems? Did you still think that Joba had something to contribute and would find a way to do it?

    If you answered yes to some or most of these questions, then you agree with me more than you know it!

    :)

  173. GreenBeret7 August 30th, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    Ken Phelps August 30th, 2010 at 6:14 pm
    Yes greinke in new york not a good fit!! He’s got mental problems… Small towns/ cities better door him

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    Where do people come up with these stupid remarks? How do you know that he can’t pitch in NYC, and what makes you an exopert on mental conditions?

  174. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 30th, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    Ken, Vernon has been slumping a little and all of his games this week are road games. I’m just looking at this week. Do you have any thoughts on Raburn?

  175. Ken Phelps August 30th, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    I am not an expert… But he has had issuses which he admitted about his past new York is tough not sure it is a good fit

  176. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 30th, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    In other words I’m going to keep Wells, just sit him for the week.

  177. MaineYankee August 30th, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    GB7

    He reads this blog. :lol:

  178. 108 stitches August 30th, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    The Rays will have to admit that Rafael Soriano has been their most significant factor this year. Up to today, he’s converted 39 of 41 save chances which is something they’ve never had before. He’s been a bargain at $7.5M.
    They’ll let Crawford go and get something for B.J. Upton and Pena will give a discount to stay but they’d better re-sign Soriano for 2011.

  179. jpb173 August 30th, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    I can’t people obsess about melky??? I mean it’s melky?? Who cares about him!! He’s gone!! Move on!!

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

    I agree!!! He’s an established major league outfielder, at this point…but not a star.

  180. YankFanCA August 30th, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    “Yes greinke in new york not a good fit!! He?s got mental problems? Small towns/ cities better door him”

    Wow, Phelps, what an ignorant post. Greinke successfully battled through some episodes of depression. I have no doubt that he could handle NY.

  181. Ken Phelps August 30th, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    Not a raburn fan but that’s just me! I guess we do agree a lot trish!! However I am not the biggest Joba guy.. Other than that we are the same page

  182. Ken Phelps August 30th, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    Okay okay!! I am sorry for earlier comments on greinke!! Yikes!!! Sorry

  183. GreenBeret7 August 30th, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    Betsy August 30th, 2010 at 6:14 pm
    GB, I guess I keep looking at the ERA……I shouldn’t, I suppose, but it draws me like flies to honey, lol. I didn’t think I got spoiled by his start, but now I wonder if I did…..not in the sense that I expected him to keep it up, but that I expected Phil to pitch like a polished veteran

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    A first year starter in the AL East? a low 4 ERA is pretty good. Look at what Buchholz did his first two years. Look at what Matusz and Arrieta of baltimore have done this year. Hughes is the least of the Yankee problems for a long time.

  184. GreenBeret7 August 30th, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    MaineYankee August 30th, 2010 at 6:18 pm
    GB7

    He reads this blog.

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    apparently, only the ones that classify players as mental cases or gutless.

  185. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 30th, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    Ken, see that! I seldom spell out my reasoning for things but just give my bottom line. And if people don’t like the bottom line they think I’m vacuous or not well-thought-out. But that is not the case. Whether someone agrees with my bottom line or doesn’t, there is a lot of reasoning that has gone into what I’m thinking, I just don’t often have the energy to spell it all out. My bad I guess.

  186. Betsy August 30th, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    GB, you’re right………….I’m always finding something to worry about, that’s the problem. Well, I’m going to do my darndest not to worry about Phil..next time I feel the urge, I’ll punch a wall (or a pillow).

  187. champ809 August 30th, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    I personally think that the Rays will be in pretty good shape next year with Hellickson, Jennings coming up and playing prominat roles.

    Howell coming back from injury should be a big boost for the pen although Soriano is the guy they should be trying to resign first.

    Wade Davis or maybe James Shields as a trade chip should bring them back either a bat to play at 1B or maybe Heath Bell if they decide that Soriano gets to rich for their blood.

    I’ve got a feeling that Zobrist bounces back next year giving them some options in the middle of the infield with Bartlett, Rodriguez and Brignac making 1 of them tradeable along with some of the pitching.

    Pena I actually believe resigns with the Rays on a 2 or 3yr deal. Just a hunch.

  188. ron August 30th, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    When replacing jeter or any other player you just don’t know where that replacement will come from or when.

    In time jeter’s production will drop & the replacements will become more clear.

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