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Yankees release Jonathan Albaladejo

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

ph_452293The Yankees have released reliever Jonathan Albaladejo so that he can sign a contract to play in Japan.

Last season, the Yankees made it pretty clear that they didn’t see a spot for Albaladejo in the big leagues. He was arguably the best reliever in all of Triple-A baseball, but that earned him only 11.1 big league innings.

It’s hard to blame the guy for looking elsewhere.

In December of 2007, Albaladejo came to the Yankees in a swap with the Nationals. The Yankees sent Tyler Clippard, who was crowded out of the Yankees rotation only to find a spot in the Washington bullpen.

Albaladejo made New York’s Opening Day roster two years in a row, always has something of a mop-up reliever with no truly defined role. He changed his approach this season and the results were impressive: 43 saves, 82 strikeouts and 18 walks in 63.1 Triple-A innings.

He was understandably disappointed that he didn’t get more of a look, but he was always professional about it, saying he understood there were other guys who deserved a shot as well. Now he’ll get a chance to go make some money and, I would assume, possibly give the big leagues another shot in a year or two.

 
 

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170 Responses to “Yankees release Jonathan Albaladejo”

  1. jesusmonterofordh November 19th, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    love it

  2. Crawdaddy November 19th, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    I was never comfortable with his command.

  3. GreenBeret7 November 19th, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    It appears only to be a major loss to Scranton….almost as bad as losing the great Colter Bean.

  4. LGY November 19th, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    “By all of your logic, is Granderson not also a “once in a generation” player?

    He had a significantly better season in ‘07 than Upton’s ‘09, and he’s still trying to live up to that. You all kill him for it on a regular basis, in fact.

    Upton’s projection as a high-level talent is no more reality than Hughes’ projection as a front-line starter because of one good season.”

    ——————————-

    Granderson was 26 in 2007, so the logic does not extend there.

    In terms of projection, saying it is no more of a reality basically just throws out the window the way to evaluate a player based on pure talent.

    Whichever way you side, it is certainly possible to evaluate who is more likely to reach their projection and what the ceiling of the projection actually is.

  5. GreenBeret7 November 19th, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    That should leave about 7 or 8 open spots on the 40 man roster….just enough room to add a closer, 2 starters, a catcher and a short stop.

  6. Chip November 19th, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    Ah…Albaladejo…one of the Quad A All-Stars.

    I’m waiting for some of the same handwringing we saw yesterday over the loss of Juan Miranda.

  7. Irreverent Discourse November 19th, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    LGY – “Whichever way you side, it is certainly possible to evaluate who is more likely to reach their projection and what the ceiling of the projection actually is.”

    You are right, and that projection says it’s not Upton and his 30% strikeout rate.

  8. Bret The Hitman November 19th, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    GreenBeret7 November 19th, 2010 at 2:39 pm
    and then tell people to not be ridiculous? just perfect irony.

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

    What are you afraid to answer a simple question now so you attack me?

    I’ll ask again.

    Who gets the greater return on their player?

    Royals (Greinke)

    Yankees (Hughes)

    Now piss off.

  9. Irreverent Discourse November 19th, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    Chip – it was only what… 3 months ago that people were dying because Albaladejo wasn’t in the bullpen.

  10. LGY November 19th, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    “You are right, and that projection says it’s not Upton and his 30% strikeout rate.”

    —————————–

    It doesn’t really do anything for this discussion to just make a conclusory statement like that.

    How are you arriving there?

  11. LGY November 19th, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    Dejo :(

    What could have been with the best nickname on the planet. :(

  12. Rich in NJ November 19th, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    Space on the 40 man.

    I don’t love Alby’s stuff, but I don’t think he ever got a full shot.

  13. GreenBeret7 November 19th, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    You’ve got two similar pitchers and one that has proved that he can pitch in NYY and the other hasbn’t? why would anyone that that one/ Because after 5 years he won an award and went belly up the next year?

  14. Bret The Hitman November 19th, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    So you think the Yankees would get more for Hughes than the Royals can get for Greinke?

    pffft.

  15. Chip November 19th, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    LGY -

    Just because:

    ChiSox get: Brett Gardner, Ivan Nova, Austin Romine, Joba Chamberlain

    Yankees get: Gavin Floyd, Carlos Quentin

    The White Sox save some money by unloading Quentin who would become a RH bench bat for the Yankees.

    Nova can go into the Chicago rotation and Chamberlain replaces Jenks (who is being non-tendered) and Putz (UFA) plus they get a pretty good catching prospect in Romine.

    Yankees can then sign Crawford to replace Gardner.

    This trade’s probably not enough for Kenny Williams but that’s a refleciton of what I think about Floyd. If Williams wants another prospect I would probably include another pitcher but not a stud – someone from the second tier.

  16. BX33 November 19th, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    Jeter’s Trainer: Jeter hopes to play till 2017, anticipates ‘big bounceback’

    http://sports.espn.go.com/new-.....id=5825039

  17. Erin November 19th, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    Good luck to Dejo! :)

  18. ac1 November 19th, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    I am tired of talking about these supposed Cy Young pitchers. Of the last two, the number of stressful games they have competed in is ZERO. I seriously doubt either holds up in a pennant race the way Price and Sabathia did. In Greinke’s case, i believe his ERA this year was over 4. NO THANKS!!!

    We already have a pitcher than can do that in Hughes, for much less money and without giving up 4 prospects/players.

  19. Erin November 19th, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    YankeesWFAN Colleague @SI_JonHeyman says Yanks to officially offer Jeter 3 yrs, $45 mil soon. Already beats some guesses I got from execs few wks ago.

    YankeesWFAN Two dozen execs and agents average guess for Jeter was 3yrs 17 mil per. Some guessed as low as 10-12 mil. This # is good starting pt for DJ.

    SI_JonHeyman the imcomparable mo rivera has told friends hed like 2-yr deal from #yankees. team says they haven’t talked terms. now they know.

  20. Irreverent Discourse November 19th, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    Bret – The yankees.

    Hughes is locked up and doesn’t get a contract for an extra season. he is younger. He is also not a headcase and will pitch for a big-market team.
    I find this a necessary stipulation because if a small market team were to trade for greinke, and then want to unload him before it was contract time in 2013, they would have no where to send him.

  21. joeman November 19th, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    Bret The Hitman November 19th, 2010 at 2:47 pm
    GreenBeret7 November 19th, 2010 at 2:39 pm
    and then tell people to not be ridiculous? just perfect irony.

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

    What are you afraid to answer a simple question now so you attack me?

    I’ll ask again.

    Who gets the greater return on their player?

    Royals (Greinke)

    Yankees (Hughes)

    Now piss off.

    ———————————-

    guy gets on my nerves with all his supposed knowledge…..GB..should be Know it All

  22. Bret The Hitman November 19th, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    ID,

    No way in hell.

  23. ac1 November 19th, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    And if Jeter wants to go 7 more years, good for him. Go year to year after this next contract if he is so confident he can be an asset in 2017.

  24. Rich in NJ November 19th, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    “Jeter’s Trainer: Jeter hopes to play till 2017, anticipates ‘big bounceback’”

    / paid for spin

  25. Chip November 19th, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    Irreverent Discourse November 19th, 2010 at 2:47 pm
    Chip – it was only what… 3 months ago that people were dying because Albaladejo wasn’t in the bullpen.

    —————-

    He’ll stand with the greats:

    Shelley Duncan
    Andy Phillips
    Juan Miranda
    Josh Phelps
    Coltor Bean
    Sean Henn
    Chase Wright – poor Chase – could have been a solid lefty reliever but never was the same after his shalacking in Boston

  26. yanks 27 November 19th, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    “So you think the Yankees would get more for Hughes than the Royals can get for Greinke?”

    No one can reasonably believe this. If Greinke were willing to go to a big market, the price would be even higher, but he would still garner a significantly better package than Hughes as is.

  27. GreenBeret7 November 19th, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    Quenton’s going to get $7 mil in arbitration. Pretty expensive bench warmer.

  28. ac1 November 19th, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    SI_JonHeyman the imcomparable mo rivera has told friends hed like 2-yr deal from #yankees. team says they haven’t talked terms. now they know.

    ___

    Good. Mo has shown he can hold up year after year. make it easy 2/30 and move to the next person.

  29. joeman November 19th, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    Erin November 19th, 2010 at 2:55 pm
    YankeesWFAN Colleague @SI_JonHeyman says Yanks to officially offer Jeter 3 yrs, $45 mil soon. Already beats some guesses I got from execs few wks ago.

    YankeesWFAN Two dozen execs and agents average guess for Jeter was 3yrs 17 mil per. Some guessed as low as 10-12 mil. This # is good starting pt for DJ.

    SI_JonHeyman the imcomparable mo rivera has told friends hed like 2-yr deal from #yankees. team says they haven?t talked terms. now they know.

    ————————————-
    still don’t see Jeter signing for $15 mil a year….I think more like the 18-20 mil range..we’ll see

  30. West Coast Yankee Fan November 19th, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    By Albie. Never thought he was good enough. Clear out the chaff, I like it.

  31. Irreverent Discourse November 19th, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    LGY – because high strikeout guys are not consistant hitters? they are much more prone to long slumps?

    Adam Dunn is about the only player I can think of off the top of my head that has made a successful career of striking out at a 30% rate.

  32. Bret The Hitman November 19th, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    # yanks 27 November 19th, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    “So you think the Yankees would get more for Hughes than the Royals can get for Greinke?”

    No one can reasonably believe this.

    ***********

    Oh you’d be surprised.

  33. Chip November 19th, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    GreenBeret7 November 19th, 2010 at 2:57 pm
    Quenton’s going to get $7 mil in arbitration. Pretty expensive bench warmer.

    ——————

    you think he more than doubles his salary?

    And to be honest – even if he does – he wasn’t all that bad last year – if he’s healthy I don’t know that I would mind him as the everyday LF

  34. GreenBeret7 November 19th, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    With a Japanese team signing Albaladejo, do the Yankees get a compensatory draft pick out of the Japanese Amateur Draft?

  35. Irreverent Discourse November 19th, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    “Oh you’d be surprised.”

    Not only that, but I already reasonably explained it.

    People can play hardball with the Royals because their options of where they can move Greinke to are limited.

  36. Chip November 19th, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    Irreverent Discourse November 19th, 2010 at 2:55 pm
    Bret – The yankees.

    Hughes is locked up and doesn’t get a contract for an extra season. he is younger. He is also not a headcase and will pitch for a big-market team.
    I find this a necessary stipulation because if a small market team were to trade for greinke, and then want to unload him before it was contract time in 2013, they would have no where to send him.

    ———————————-

    ID -

    I’m for homerism as much as anyone but there is no way the Yankees would get more for Hughes than the Royals would for Greinke.

    Here’s an example – Hughes probably doesn’t get you J-Ups by himself, Greinke could get you Upton and another player from Arizona in a heartbeat.

  37. West Coast Yankee Fan November 19th, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    Jeter was on TMZ last night, he was getting into a car with Minka on Sunset in Los Angeles. He was a good sport. Paparazzi, “Jete you here to sign with the Dodgers”?…..”I hear A-Rod’s in town, you know where I can find him”……Jeter smiled and was very friendly and said “take it easy guys” as he got in the car.

  38. Chip November 19th, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    GreenBeret7 November 19th, 2010 at 3:04 pm
    With a Japanese team signing Albaladejo, do the Yankees get a compensatory draft pick out of the Japanese Amateur Draft?

    ————————–

    Trade Albaladejo and Thames to Japan for Yu Darvish.

  39. GreenBeret7 November 19th, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    My God!!! Have you ever seen Quentin play defense? Thames is a Gold Glover by comparison.

  40. GreenBeret7 November 19th, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    The Yankees should have reverse posted Albaladejo and Thames.

  41. Bret The Hitman November 19th, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    Chip,

    That’s why I think we’d be better off trying to get Upton through the Royals in a 3 way with AZ.

    Yanks get:

    Upton

    D-backs get:

    Greinke + Joba

    Royals get:

    Montero + Gardner + Brackman + Nunez

  42. jackamir November 19th, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    I would sell high on Gardner. His second half numbers were putrid. He has chronic wrist problems and not everybody knows that. Move him with Joba and maybe we can score Gavin Floyd.

  43. Irreverent Discourse November 19th, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    Chip – Greinke could not get you JUpton straight up, don’t kid yourself. One good season does not reverse 5 years of crap.

  44. GreenBeret7 November 19th, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    How did you find out that it was chronic?

  45. EA November 19th, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    Jeter was on TMZ last night, he was getting into a car with Minka on Sunset in Los Angeles. He was a good sport. Paparazzi, “Jete you here to sign with the Dodgers”?…..”I hear A-Rod’s in town, you know where I can find him”……Jeter smiled and was very friendly and said “take it easy guys” as he got in the car.

    —————-

    If the Dodgers weren’t going through their divorce…. LA could have posed a real threat to us in these negations. I’m sure he would love to play there, close to Minka, historic franchise.

  46. Tom in N.J. November 19th, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    I’ve read that teams have concerns about Greinke’s shoulder. Plus he has a NTC to most big market teams.

  47. GreenBeret7 November 19th, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    LMAO. Thanks. I needed the laugh. It was getting too serious in here.

  48. Erin November 19th, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    West Coast Yankee Fan November 19th, 2010 at 3:06 pm
    Jeter was on TMZ last night, he was getting into a car with Minka on Sunset in Los Angeles. He was a good sport. Paparazzi, ?Jete you here to sign with the Dodgers???..?

    *********************************
    That reminds me-it was pretty early in the season (I want to say April or May) my aunt-who is getting up there in years, called me one day and was practically hysterical because she had read a tabloid report that Minka was going to push for Jeter to sign with the Dodgers when the season ended because she was sick of going back and forth all the time. LOL

  49. Irreverent Discourse November 19th, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    Chip – I don’t think looking at what you could get in trade is proper. Right now, the Royals would probably take hughes over Greinke solely for the extra year of not paying him.

  50. UnKnown November 19th, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    Might have been touched on already. But there is also a game going on tomorrow at Wrigley.

    I guess the offense is only going to be allowed to go one direction because of the close proximity of a wall at the back end of one of the end zones.

    How are they going to do this? And if that is the case why even play there. Also thought is I thought the Bears used to use Wrigley? Anyone know anything about this? Thanks.

  51. EA November 19th, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    I would sell high on Gardner. His second half numbers were putrid. He has chronic wrist problems and not everybody knows that. Move him with Joba and maybe we can score Gavin Floyd.

    —————

    Would do that in a heartbeat

  52. Giuseppe Franco November 19th, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    That’s a grand idea.

    Just trade the starting left fielder, the high ceiling catcher they need for 2011, another high ceiling arm in Brackman, and their likely backup infielder in 2011 for an outfielder they don’t need.

    And Bret tells others not to be ridiculous.

  53. pat November 19th, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    “/ paid for spin”

    My first thought was it reminds me of a political ads……It should have ended with “This article paid for by the Jeter for SS 2017 Foundation.”

  54. GreenBeret7 November 19th, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    Don’t look, Cashman. They’re only kidding….I hope.

  55. pat November 19th, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    My daughter said he was on TMZ 3 nights in a row now.

  56. upstate kate November 19th, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    so still no real news…no signings, no trades :(

  57. GreenBeret7 November 19th, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    A fair trade is supposed to hurt both teams somewhat….not cripple one.

  58. Erin November 19th, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    pat November 19th, 2010 at 3:16 pm
    My daughter said he was on TMZ 3 nights in a row now.

    ***************************
    3 nights in a row? Wow-I should really watch TMZ tonight. ;)

  59. West Coast Yankee Fan November 19th, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    EA and Erin –

    Jeter has always liked Los Angeles, he’s been here a lot. Minka and Casey Close are two reasons and he’s always been heavily “friended” by the creative community here especially the CAA crowd.

  60. upstate kate November 19th, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    hey, wait a minute…wasn’t Jeet supposed to be getting married?

  61. MaineYankee November 19th, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    I came here thinking I was on the LoHud blog.

    I didn’t know it was the GM tryouts.

  62. GreenBeret7 November 19th, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    Kate, apparently, the jeter marriage was made up because the family rented a large hall for something. Possibly his Turn2 Foundation awards and dinner?

  63. GreenBeret7 November 19th, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    Hey, Maine…We were just cussing you out….errr…talking about you today.

  64. Erin November 19th, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    upstate kate November 19th, 2010 at 3:19 pm
    hey, wait a minute?wasn?t Jeet supposed to be getting married?

    **************************
    unless they’ve managed to keep it a secret, I think that report was false. Wasn’t it supposed to be 5 days after the WS ended or something?

  65. Chip November 19th, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    Bret The Hitman November 19th, 2010 at 3:09 pm
    Chip,

    That’s why I think we’d be better off trying to get Upton through the Royals in a 3 way with AZ.

    Yanks get:

    Upton

    D-backs get:

    Greinke + Joba

    Royals get:

    Montero + Gardner + Brackman + Nunez

    ———————————-

    If the Yankees are going to trade for Greinke it wouldn’t be to spin him away…

    and if Brian Cashman ever made that deal I would find him and smack him in the face with a wet fish as a sign of disapproval.

  66. GreenBeret7 November 19th, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    I’m trying to figure out how anybody would recognize jeter. Nobody knows him outside of NY. he keeps such a low profile.

  67. MaineYankee November 19th, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    GB7

    I’m sure it’s best I don’t know what you were saying. :lol:

  68. upstate kate November 19th, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    Hi Maine Yankee :)

  69. GreenBeret7 November 19th, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    Yeah, that MTU is a real trouble maker, Maine.

  70. GreenBeret7 November 19th, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    I’ll bet they were just wanting to get close to the world famous dramatic actress..Liz Taylor…uhh…Minka Kelly. Easy mistake give their talent levels.

  71. Erin November 19th, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    Off topic TV announcement-

    The Grinch is on TBS tonight. :)

  72. GreenBeret7 November 19th, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    Is the Grinch the guy that eats frog legs and little fuzzy gets that bathe together with rubber duckies?

  73. Irreverent Discourse November 19th, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    Why would we trade away montero for someone not as good?

  74. Chip November 19th, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    GB -

    It’s true – Quentin is quite brutal in the OF – but part of that may have been due to injury.

    In any case – he’s another one of those players I always would have liked the Yankees to buy low on.

    My “Buy Low” guys are:

    Quentin
    Connor Jackson
    Joel Zumaya
    Rich Harden

  75. MaineYankee November 19th, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    Hi kate.

    Starting to feel like winter where you are yet?

  76. GreenBeret7 November 19th, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    ***little fuzzy guys***

  77. MaineYankee November 19th, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    Erin

    Is that a story about GB7?

  78. GreenBeret7 November 19th, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    Sorry, but all of Quentin’s defensive woes are because he shouldn’t be allowed to wear a glove that gets repaired in an auto body shop.

  79. Erin November 19th, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    GreenBeret7 November 19th, 2010 at 3:32 pm
    Is the Grinch the guy that eats frog legs and little fuzzy gets that bathe together with rubber duckies?

    *************************************
    GB- I may or may not have laughed, but: :x

  80. GreenBeret7 November 19th, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    Maine, that hurts me to the quick. This board has nobody as considerate, soft spoken and kind as i am.

  81. Erin November 19th, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    MaineYankee November 19th, 2010 at 3:33 pm
    Erin

    Is that a story about GB7?

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

    :lol:

    Hi Maine Yankee! I haven’t seen you around in a while.

  82. MaineYankee November 19th, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    GB7

    Got to run.

    Don’t let Bret trade Gardner away. :lol:

  83. GreenBeret7 November 19th, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    Did i mention, intelligent and a Hell of a golfer?

  84. Chip November 19th, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    GreenBeret7 November 19th, 2010 at 3:34 pm
    Sorry, but all of Quentin’s defensive woes are because he shouldn’t be allowed to wear a glove that gets repaired in an auto body shop.

    ———————

    Well alrighty then.

    I’m still in a good mood because the Yankees didn’t sign Joakin Benoit so I’ll allow it!

  85. Pat M. November 19th, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    I saw Gayle Sayers play at Wrigley Field back in the late 60′s……Saw the Lions at Tigers Stadium, Jets at Fenway…..Until about 15 years ago, most NFL teams shared their Stadiums with the local baseball team…….Giants used to play in Yankee Stadium and of course the Jets played at Shea….Spent many a frozen Sunday afternoon sitting in the upper deck watching Joe Namath throwing into the 40 mph winds that came of Flushing Bay…..

  86. MaineYankee November 19th, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    Hi Erin.

    I needed a break from the drama here.

  87. Chip November 19th, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    GreenBeret7 November 19th, 2010 at 3:36 pm
    Maine, that hurts me to the quick. This board has nobody as considerate, soft spoken and kind as i am.

    ———————

    Hey – I admire that a man of your “advanced years” can operate a computer.

    That was a joke

  88. GreenBeret7 November 19th, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    rERtIN, at least you saw it and not the Wicked Witch Of The East, Ernica.

  89. Erin November 19th, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    MaineYankee November 19th, 2010 at 3:37 pm
    Hi Erin.

    I needed a break from the drama here.

    ****************************
    I can’t imagine why. ;)

  90. Erin November 19th, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    GreenBeret7 November 19th, 2010 at 3:38 pm
    rERtIN, at least you saw it and not the Wicked Witch Of The East, Ernica.

    *******************************
    That’s right-you would have gotten hissed at. :)

  91. arjay November 19th, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    Bret The Hitman November 19th, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    Chip,

    That’s why I think we’d be better off trying to get Upton through the Royals in a 3 way with AZ.

    Yanks get:

    Upton

    D-backs get:

    Greinke + Joba

    Royals get:

    Montero + Gardner + Brackman + Nunez

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

    Sweet Jesus! So, Montero, GGBG, Joba, Brackman & Nunez for Upton? Seriously??

    Sub Romine for Montero & Adams for Nunez and maybe I’ll go for that.

    People are talking about Upton like he’s the second coming of Christ. He’s got potential, but what really has he shown us so far in his career??

    It’s crazy talk.

  92. rob1876 November 19th, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    larry rothchild is our new pitching coach ladies and gentlemen

  93. GreenBeret7 November 19th, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    Lord, Pat, that takes me back. The most graceful football player in history. How good could he have been. Knees that just about equaled Mantle’s, Namath’s and Bobby Orr’s. Sayers was just amazing. Only Walter Payton topped him in my eyes.

  94. Chip November 19th, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    From MLB TradeRumors:

    •Bill Madden of the New York Daily News says Jeter is about to learn that more often than not the Yankees are willing to pay more for someone else’s free agent than for their own.

    Yes – how dare the Yankees offer Derek Jeter 2 years and 37 million more than any other team would offer a 36-year old shortstop – what an insult!

  95. Chip November 19th, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    rob1876 November 19th, 2010 at 3:41 pm
    larry rothchild is our new pitching coach ladies and gentlemen

    ——————-

    Didn’t even know he interviewed.

  96. GreenBeret7 November 19th, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    GreenBeret7 November 19th, 2010 at 3:38 pm
    rERtIN, at least you saw it and not the Wicked Witch Of The East, Ernica.

    *******************************
    That’s right-you would have gotten hissed at.

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

    I suppose she could have done worse, but, I prefer not to think of that. brrrrrr

  97. blake November 19th, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    Im pretty darn sure somebody would give Jeter more than 1 year at 8 million. Actually im pretty sure the Red Sox would love to trade Scutero and do it.

  98. upstate kate November 19th, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    Erin
    is it the cartoon Grinch or the movie Grinch?

    MY
    we are a bit behind this year, no snow yet…which I am certainly not complaining about!

  99. rob1876 November 19th, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    actually it’s larry *rothschild* is our new pitching coach

  100. CompassRosy November 19th, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    I have to say I am surprised that they want to expand the WC. 3 teams from the AL east now?
    =============================
    upstate kate ~

    Just catchin’ up (and likely missed a few posts since I just skimmed through) but I was curious as to how it would have panned out had there been 2 WC’s since it’s inception in 95. Doing a quick scan of BBR, seems the ALW would have had a bit of an edge in the past 16 seasons.

    2nd WC would have come from the …
    -WEST 6x (LAA twice, OAK twice, TEX and SEA once each)
    -CENTRAL 4x (CLE twice, MIN and CHW once each)
    -EAST 3x (BOS, NYY, TOR once each)

    There would have been 3 years with a tie so, just going by record (as haven’t heard what the tie-breaker will be) …
    -96 between BOS, SEA, CHW
    -02 between BOS, SEA
    -07 between DET, SEA

    Considering my team would have ‘potentially’ been in the playoffs 4 more times than they actually were … I’m all for it ;-)

    Besides, more baseball in general is a good thing :-)

  101. Erin November 19th, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    kate-it’s the cartoon. I wouldn’t have said anything if it was the movie. ;)

  102. Chip November 19th, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    blake November 19th, 2010 at 3:46 pm
    Im pretty darn sure somebody would give Jeter more than 1 year at 8 million. Actually im pretty sure the Red Sox would love to trade Scutero and do it.

    ———————-

    Possibly – but the point is that Madden is calling the Yankees cheap or disrespectful on this when no other team would even come close to offering Derek that kind of contract. Are the Yankees supposed to give him a 10 year 200 mil deal because he’s Derek Jeter?

    The Yankees gave Derek a very substantial deal when he was first up for one – how are they to blame for inflation dictating that they give CC or Tex more money? That’s the way the cookie crumbles.

  103. 108 stitches November 19th, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    rob1876 November 19th, 2010 at 3:41 pm
    larry rothchild is our new pitching coach ladies and gentlemen

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Larry Rothschild is under contract to the Cubs.

  104. Chip November 19th, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    rob1876 November 19th, 2010 at 3:48 pm
    actually it’s larry *rothschild* is our new pitching coach

    ———————-

    Interesting choice that’s for sure. Did a fairly good job in Chicago.

    My suggestion – work out a deal with the Cubbies and get a couple of his pupils in here (Sean Marshall and Jeff Smardzja)

  105. GreenBeret7 November 19th, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    If the Yankees wanted or needed a young outfielder that isn’t going to cost both arms, legs and first born, this is the guy I try for:

    http://www.baseball-reference......ro01.shtml

    he’s going to get better, and with talent around him, who knows?

  106. Chip November 19th, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    108 stitches November 19th, 2010 at 3:51 pm
    rob1876 November 19th, 2010 at 3:41 pm
    larry rothchild is our new pitching coach ladies and gentlemen

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Larry Rothschild is under contract to the Cubs.

    ——————

    It’s possible that they gave him permission to seek employment elsewhere – though still, I don’t recall ever hearing his name in conjunction with the job so I’m going to file this in the potential B.obby S.immons category until I see confirmation somewhere.

  107. blake November 19th, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    Chip,

    Of course not but I think we should just see what is offered and what happens…..

  108. Erin November 19th, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    rob1876 November 19th, 2010 at 3:48 pm
    actually it?s larry *rothschild* is our new pitching coach

    *************************
    link?

  109. GreenBeret7 November 19th, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    Who is Larry Roth and why would the Yankees want his child to be the pitching coach?

  110. Chip November 19th, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    GB -

    Not a bad choice…but I still like this one:

    http://www.baseball-reference......la02.shtml

  111. Irreverent Discourse November 19th, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    Thinning the talent pool of the playoffs and cheapening the need to win for 162 games does not make the playoffs better.

  112. upstate kate November 19th, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    CompassRosy
    Wow, you are thorough! I was just thinking about the last couple years. I actually like the idea of an extra WC, it makes winning the division more important. And congrats to Felix, and M fans, even tho I was hoping for CC to win.

    Erin
    I love the cartoon version, the dog Max looks like the first dog my husband and I had together, also named Max

  113. GreenBeret7 November 19th, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    Bernadina may not quite match the talent potential but he doesn’t have any of the excess baggage, either.

  114. arjay November 19th, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    Erin November 19th, 2010 at 3:54 pm
    rob1876 November 19th, 2010 at 3:48 pm
    actually it?s larry *rothschild* is our new pitching coach

    *************************
    link?

    ==================
    I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting for that, Erin. It’s BS.

  115. hardwired7 November 19th, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    Jeter plans on coming back strong, and playing for another 7 yrs (per Ian O’Connor):

    http://sports.espn.go.com/new-.....id=5825039

    7 yrs * 190 hits/season = 1,330 hits.

    Jeter is exactly 1,330 hits short of Pete Rose’s hit record.

    spooooky.

  116. Tom in N.J. November 19th, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    Yankees are having a conference call at 5pm today.

  117. Erin November 19th, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    upstate kate November 19th, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    Erin
    I love the cartoon version, the dog Max looks like the first dog my husband and I had together, also named Max

    ************************
    how cool! I love Max-I always feel so bad for him. LOL

  118. Erin November 19th, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    arjay November 19th, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    I wouldn?t hold my breath waiting for that, Erin. It?s BS.

    *************************
    That’s pretty much what I figured.

  119. GreenBeret7 November 19th, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    I don’t know. he’d need to average 215 hits for 5 years to make up for the 2 final lean years and probably be the player manager to reach Rose.

  120. GreenBeret7 November 19th, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    Tom in N.J. November 19th, 2010 at 4:01 pm
    Yankees are having a conference call at 5pm today.

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

    I believe that’s just to announce that Randy Levine had major surgery today….to remove his tongue.

  121. rob1876 November 19th, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    Ya maybe Yanks paid or something, but my source is telling me that Rothschild is our new pitching coach. Not promising anything, but that’s the word

  122. GreenBeret7 November 19th, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    My source says that your source is full of BS.

  123. Tom in N.J. November 19th, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    Yanks announcement coming at 4:30, not 5. sorry…

  124. Irreverent Discourse November 19th, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    lol, my “source” agrees with GB7. There’s a first for everything I guess.

  125. hardwired7 November 19th, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    it’s all about him staying healthy and determined.

    two things in his favor:

    he’s smart w/his workouts: he doesn’t go for bulk. that’s going to pay dividends as he ages.

    &

    he’s never been seriously injured.

    if he’s focused on it, it is possible (just obviously not in 5 yrs.)

  126. GreenBeret7 November 19th, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    As pat reported earlier today, Drayton McLane has put the Astros on the market.

  127. Erin November 19th, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    GreenBeret7 November 19th, 2010 at 4:09 pm
    My source says that your source is full of BS.

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

    :lol:

  128. Chip November 19th, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    Conference call is to announce that in a 3 team deal the Yankees have acquired Justin Upton and Mat Latos

    Arizona gets: Joba Chamberlain, Nick Swisher, Ivan Nova

    San Diego gets: David Robertson and Austin Romine

    (sadly there are some fans who a – think this is true and b – think the Yankees grossly overpaid.)

  129. Tom in N.J. November 19th, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    It could also be about signing DePaula. They have yet to say anything about that…

  130. Chip November 19th, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    GreenBeret7 November 19th, 2010 at 4:12 pm
    As pat reported earlier today, Drayton McLane has put the Astros on the market
    —————-

    Now that he’s out of office I wonder if Dubbya will get back into the baseball thing.

    Imagine Bud Selig trying to turn him down for ML team ownership…that would be outstanding.

  131. Irreverent Discourse November 19th, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    posts like that are half the reason no one listens to you chip

  132. GreenBeret7 November 19th, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    I wonder if the new Detroit Tiger, Al Alburquerque tookk a wrong turn and just stayed there?
    (For Bugs Bunny fans only)

  133. Pat M. November 19th, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    GB….I think the conference call is to announce that Randy Levine ( I dispise that hump ) is scheduled for the lap-band surgery……The dude is sporting a 50 inch waist, and an even bigger mouth…..

  134. GreenBeret7 November 19th, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    Pat M., if there’s a wagging tongue in that office, it belongs to him.

  135. pat November 19th, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    The Houston Astros…. the perfect Holiday gift for the person on your list that has everything!

  136. Irreverent Discourse November 19th, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    lol, the football field at wrigley isn’t big enough… so they are only going to be playing the game in one end zone.

    nice job chicago.

  137. ac1 November 19th, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    yankees with an announcement at 430?

  138. GreenBeret7 November 19th, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    Omar Minaya has been offered a job with the Damondbacks. I guess Kevin Towers wanted a court jester.

  139. pat November 19th, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    Wally is reporting meeting at 4:30 is about pitching coach.

  140. Wave Your Hat November 19th, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    I don’t know Randy Levine but based on what I’ve read about him I don’t care for him. However, I don’t believe he’s said anything out of line about Derek Jeter.

  141. GreenBeret7 November 19th, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    pat November 19th, 2010 at 4:20 pm
    The Houston Astros…. the perfect Holiday gift for the person on your list that has everything!

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

    and wants nothing. sort of like getting a beautifully wrapped box and nothing inside.

  142. kd November 19th, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    Maybe Roger Clemens can buy the astros. Then he can avoid Selig’s wrath and that pesky steroid thing

  143. Erin November 19th, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    GreenBeret7 November 19th, 2010 at 4:16 pm
    I wonder if the new Detroit Tiger, Al Alburquerque tookk a wrong turn and just stayed there?
    (For Bugs Bunny fans only)

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

    :)

  144. Irreverent Discourse November 19th, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs.....be-unique/

  145. GreenBeret7 November 19th, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    The Bears played in Wrigley Field for years (until 1970) and it hasn’t changed size in 70 years.

  146. arjay November 19th, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    My horse tells me the 430 presser is to announce Gil Patterson.

  147. CompassRosy November 19th, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    Thanks, Kate.

    Felix has grown and matured as a man and a pitcher before our very eyes. He’s given the organization his all so far in his young career. Here’s hoping the org will reciprocate in the coming year and beyond by building a strong foundation around him … he deserves that much.

  148. Carl November 19th, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    Yanks are about to name a pitching coach.

    4:30

  149. Irreverent Discourse November 19th, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    GB7 – not with the field aligned like this, or they have moved walls closer. the corner of one of the ends zones is a wall.

  150. Irreverent Discourse November 19th, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    compassrosy – don’t worry , they already said they are retaining Bradley. prayers = answered.

  151. GreenBeret7 November 19th, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    Erin November 19th, 2010 at 4:24 pm
    GreenBeret7 November 19th, 2010 at 4:16 pm
    I wonder if the new Detroit Tiger, Al Alburquerque tookk a wrong turn and just stayed there?
    (For Bugs Bunny fans only)

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

    Can you imagine him being on the Yankees and John Sterling announcing that he and Jonathan Albaladejo are both warming up in the Bullpen?

  152. Irreverent Discourse November 19th, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    GB7 – all i can find on google is articles with ex-bears players saying how awful it was with the brick walls so close to the field.

    proof that just because it was does before, doesn’t means its a good idea now.

  153. Pat M. November 19th, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    As for Wrigley Field, when The Bears played there the football field ran from 1st base to left field…..Now they have reversed it, and there is enough room it’s just that the end zones run right up against the ivy walls……Yankee Stadium football configuration is going to be tight as well….They used to run the field from 1st to left field as well…….In the original stadium there was so much extra room due to the expanse of the outfield…….They used to dig deep trenches along the sidelines for the players bench so they would not obstruct the fans sitting in the field boxes…..Went to many a Giants game there as a kid as my Pop was a season ticket holder….Always kept the same seasts for baseball as we did for football, behind 3rd base…..

  154. Erin November 19th, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    GreenBeret7 November 19th, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    Can you imagine him being on the Yankees and John Sterling announcing that he and Jonathan Albaladejo are both warming up in the Bullpen?

    *************************
    LOL That would have been classic.

  155. Pat M. November 19th, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    GB….You must remember Tiger Stadium had the same tight fit as they too ran a leftfield to 1st base setup…….The endzones were real tight , all the stadiums were like that until the cookie cutters came around in the late 60′s and aerly 70′s……RFK & Shea were the first of an ungly explostion of multi- purpose stadiums…They all looked the same and sucked for baseball

  156. GreenBeret7 November 19th, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    “Now warming up in the bullpen, Al “I must have taken a wrong turn at” Alburquerque and Jonathan “Jessica” Albaladejo.”

  157. pat November 19th, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    YankeesPR Yankees announce Larry Rothschild as their new pitching coach

  158. Carl November 19th, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    Larry Rothschild is pitching coach

  159. Erin November 19th, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    RiverAveBlues It?s 4:31. The suspense is killing me.

  160. arjay November 19th, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    Well I’ll be damned.

  161. Laura - I Bleed Blue November 19th, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    If I were running the Yankees, I’d offer Jeter 3 years at $20M. Take it or leave it. It’s 10M he’d never get from any other team.

  162. Carl November 19th, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    The guys source was right lol

  163. Tom in N.J. November 19th, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    Hoch: name Larry Rothschild as pitching coach, signing a three-year contract

  164. GreenBeret7 November 19th, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    Pat, Tiger Stadium was so much worse. Booby Layne must have thought that he was Arena Football.

  165. Erin November 19th, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    New Post: Yankees name Larry Rothschild pitching coach

    :arrow:

  166. Laura - I Bleed Blue November 19th, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    Forgive my ignorance, but who is Larry Rothschild?

  167. West Coast Yankee Fan November 19th, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    Larry Rothschild pitching coach.

  168. GreenBeret7 November 19th, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    damned. I gotta get a new source. He’s full of BS.

  169. GreenBeret7 November 19th, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    I’ll bet that was Larry Rothschild on here, just bragging.

  170. CompassRosy November 24th, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    testing…

    test

    test


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