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Spring Training Game 1: Yankees vs. Phillies

Posted by: Sam Borden - Posted in Misc on Feb 26, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES
Jeter SS
Swisher RF
Teixeira 1B
Rodriguez 3B
Cano 2B
Posada DH
Granderson CF
Cervelli C
Gardner LF

RHP Bartolo Colon (Did not pitch in 2010)

PHILLIES
Orr 2B
Gload DH
Ibanez LF
Howard 1B
Francisco CF
Brown RF
Larish 3B
Schneider C
Valdez SS

LHP Cole Hamels (12-11, 3.06 in 2010)

TIME/TV/RADIO: 1:05 p.m., YES Network, WCBS

WEATHER: Another beautiful day in Florida. Medium breeze, a few clouds and temperatures in the mid-to-high 70s.

UMPIRES: HP Mark Carlson, 1B Mark Wegner, 2B Paul Emmel, 3B Toby Basner

ON THE LINE: Big picture? Not a whole lot. But this is the opening day of The Rotation Derby, with Bartolo Colon getting first crack at impressing.

ALSO PITCHING TODAY: Joba Chamberlain, David Robertson, David Phelps, Hector Noesi and Eric Wordekemper

RUSSELL WAITS: The only regular not in the lineup is Russell Martin, who is expected to get in a game at DH early next week before likely making his catching debut on Wednesday or Thursday.

SECOND GROUP: Each regular is likely to get a couple of at-bats before being replaced. The backups listed, by position, are: Romine (C), Vazquez (1B), Russo (2B), Nunez (SS), Laird (3B), Curtis (LF), Golson (CF), Maxwell (RF), Jones (DH).

A LONG ROAD: This is the first of 32 spring training games for the Yankees and they’ll play them in 32 days … but with two off days. There are split-squad games scheduled on March 7 and March 11.

REMEMBERING THE BOSS: The Yankees will honor George Steinbrenner with a pregame ceremony today. The ceremony will be carried on YES.

UPDATE, 1:02 p.m.: Long, loud ovation for Yogi Berra at the end of the alumni introductions.

UPDATE, 1:07 p.m.: Tino Martinez, Goose Gossage, Ron Guidry, Joe Girardi and Derek Jeter took turns reading the inscription on the plaque below the Steinbrenner statue, followed by a video tribute to the Boss.

UPDATE, 1:18 p.m.: Nice job by Haley Swindal on the anthem and a relatively well-timed flyover finished off the pregame festivities. We’re ready for baseball.

UPDATE, 1:23 p.m.: Let the record show the Yankees opened their spring season at 1:23 under a warm, clear, 73 degree day. Happy Baseball everybody.

UPDATE, 1:36 p.m.: And a great catch by Brett Gardner up against the left field fence ends the first for Bartolo Colon, who looks slimmer – the pinstripes, natch – out on the mound. No runs, one hit.

UPDATE, 1:40 p.m.: Teixeira reaches on a HBP – Hamels spiked one off Tex’s left foot – but the Yankees get nothing as A-Rod flies to deep center to end the inning. Just FYI, Romine is the back-up catcher today; I adjusted the post above.

UPDATE, 1:48 p.m.: Two innings, one run for Colon, who figures to be done for the day. Not dominant, not awful – so-so start to The Rotation Derby.

UPDATE, 2:03 p.m.: The Phillies have been cut! The Phillies have been cut! Nice piece of hitting from Cervelli to serve – if you’ll pardon the blatant play on words – a ball down the left-field line after Cano reached on an error. It’s 1-1 and Joba is on.

UPDATE, 2:14 p.m.: Maxwell in right, Curtis in left, Golson in center and Robertson in after Joba has a clean inning. Still 1-1.

UPDATE, 2:37 p.m.: Most regulars out now and young prospect David Phelps on the mound for the Yankees. It’s still 1-1 in the fifth.

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456 Responses to “Spring Training Game 1: Yankees vs. Phillies”

  1. LGY February 26th, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    Montero :(

  2. AllStrZG February 26th, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    Any idea when Betances will pitch?

  3. jacksquat February 26th, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    I don’t think Cervelli is also the backup…? Maybe Romine?

  4. E . R . California February 26th, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    G o

    Y A N K E E S !

  5. doggfan7 February 26th, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    Waiting a long time for this game post

  6. E . R . California February 26th, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    Jeter’s out with a ground ball to Wilson Valdez in first at-bat ?

  7. E . R . California February 26th, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    Got a better guess ?

  8. Against All Odds February 26th, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    # mick February 26th, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    We can bring the Big Boy chair to the Garden for Phil after a year of retirement.

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    good luck with that lol. Phil is going to ride off into the sunset

  9. Against All Odds February 26th, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    # mick February 26th, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    Hughes looks bigger than last season.

    ————————

    is that a good or bad thing :D. Weight seems to be an issue this yr

  10. Yankees_Fan February 26th, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    Finally! Yankees baseball!!

  11. Betsy February 26th, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    I’ll have to catch YM (I guess that’s where Mick saw Phil) to see if that’s true, but really – I hope that’s not true.

  12. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 26th, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    This is making me cry. I think the Boss was the best.

    :(

  13. Yankees_Fan February 26th, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    True, Trisha. The best of the best!

  14. P February 26th, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    man, I am so excited to watch baseball toda, I cant believe the season is right around the corner already !! If I was not sick I would be there for certain.

    Michael Kay is really excited too, Hahh !
    ————————
    One thing a bit off topic.. I truly hope Jorge excels at DH this year.. Aside from his talent, I think he brings a lot of pride and passion to this team as well as his experience to help our C prospects transition.. I’d like to see him put together a solid season and stick around next year as well (I know, I know, this season hasn’t even started yet :-] ) I’ve just always enjoyed watching Jorge play and what he brings to the team..

    Let’s go Yankees !!!

  15. BoJo February 26th, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    Darn–I was hoping to see Hank do his version of the Star Spangled Banner–with a beat box.

  16. West Coast Yankee Fan February 26th, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    Congrats Joe Torre on your appointment.

  17. brownies February 26th, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    Yanks haven’t been to a world series without pettitte from 96 to 09. This ain’t a WS preview michael kay unfortunately.

  18. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 26th, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    GO CISCO!!!!!

    GO BARTOLO!!!!

    I was wrong. I am excited. It isn’t that it’s Spring Training. It’s that it’s the Yankees playing baseball.

    :)

  19. BoJo February 26th, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    Does Colon look thinner–or am I just comparing him favorably to Dumbo the elephant?

  20. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 26th, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    “Yanks haven’t been to a world series without pettitte from 96 to 09. This ain’t a WS preview michael kay unfortunately.”

    Hmmm. Does that mean they’ll never go to a World Series again? Depressing.

  21. Fran the original February 26th, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    I’m out and set the DVR for the game.

    Want to see the pre-game tribute to George. They were talking about it on the radio, but it’s not the same as seeing it.

    Let’s go Yankees :)

  22. BoJo February 26th, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    Colon looks good so far…

  23. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 26th, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    I think he does look thinner.

  24. Against All Odds February 26th, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    WTFFF where was that

  25. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 26th, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    Fran – it was very nice and definitely tugged at the heart.

  26. pat February 26th, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    “Does Colon look thinner–or am I just comparing him favorably to Dumbo the elephant?”

    for the first time of many this season……….Pinstripes are slimming :wink:

  27. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 26th, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    Is the Phils lineup supposed to be a diss to the Yanks?

  28. BoJo February 26th, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    Colon pounding the zone–that’s great news.

  29. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 26th, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    “WTFFF where was that”

    Thought the same thing. Welcome to the umpires.

    :)

  30. Betsy February 26th, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    Eh, I watched the Yankees Mag segment on YES.com on pitchers and didn’t notice anything about Phil that I didn’t notice from the picture that was posted the day pitchers/catchers arrived in camp. I will say that he’s not in as great shape as CC, who look absolutely fantastic.

  31. joeman February 26th, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    Colon 5′ 10 ..267 and wants to lose 25 lbs in ST, good luck with that

  32. P February 26th, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    Trisha,

    Now there is something we agree on !! The Boss was the man..

  33. LGY February 26th, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    Curse of AP???

  34. brownies February 26th, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    Colons warm up tune should be “mr big stuff ” ..c mon bartolo!

  35. GreenBeret7 February 26th, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    Colon gave up a hit. He’s washed up.

    Just thought I’d get that out of the way and save the trolls and whiners the trouble.

  36. Against All Odds February 26th, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    # trisha – true pinstriped blue February 26th, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    “WTFFF where was that”

    Thought the same thing. Welcome to the umpires.

    :)

    ———————————

    The umps are in their regular season form. Hey umps it’s ST let’s not get crazy.

  37. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 26th, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    GB – :)

    Okay here is my first prediction of the almost season. AJ Burnett is going to have a lights out season.

  38. P February 26th, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    # GreenBeret7 February 26th, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    Colon gave up a hit. He’s washed up.

    Just thought I’d get that out of the way and save the trolls and whiners the trouble.

    hahaha!

  39. Melk Man February 26th, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    Has this guy hit 90 yet?

    He stinks….

  40. BoJo February 26th, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    So Colon is throwing a FB at 89 and a change at 82…mmmm

  41. P February 26th, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    Wow, 22 pitches already for Colon.. guess he wants to get his work in !

  42. MG February 26th, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    Colon is throwing the ball pretty well, if he can maintain even at this level he can fill a role in the rotation with his experience.

  43. Patch February 26th, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    anybody got a radio link?

    i can’t seem to find it.

  44. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 26th, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    “Has this guy hit 90 yet?

    He stinks….”

    Seriously?

  45. MG February 26th, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    Interesting comments by Singleton about Burnett, says Rothschild has reworked his delivery extensively and he’s throwing the ball really well.

  46. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 26th, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    Let’s see if Jeter has reinvented himself. I think he would feel he’s got a lot to prove this season.

  47. P February 26th, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    I think Robby Cano should be our #3 hitter this season, I’d put Tex in the 5 hole.

  48. BoJo February 26th, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    Hamels is a pitcher I would to see on the Yankees someday

  49. BoJo February 26th, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    Ah–we have the first Michael Kay Jeter Countdown of the year.

  50. BeholdArNo February 26th, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    Still whining about trolls and whiners. Oh, the irony! :)

  51. Triple Short of a Cycle February 26th, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    MG,

    Is he in the best shape of his life :)

  52. BeholdArNo February 26th, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    Can Jeter get 74 hits in the first game of the season so we no longer have to hear the countdown? Or maybe a muzzle put on Kay?

  53. Fran the original February 26th, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    Trisha,

    If you cried at the pre-game ceremony, I know I need to have the tissues ready before I watch.

  54. GreenBeret7 February 26th, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue February 26th, 2011 at 1:31 pm
    GB –

    Okay here is my first prediction of the almost season. AJ Burnett is going to have a lights out season.

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

    Trisha, I think so, too. I’d think an average of his 2008 and 2009 seasons would be just about right.

  55. P February 26th, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    I think we should replace all the umps with cyborgs..

    UGH there goes Tex already getting injured.. SIGN PUJOLS !!

  56. cofuzz February 26th, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    Jeter starts spring training the way he starts 70% of all games… groundout to short.

  57. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 26th, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    Patch, maybe the game isn’t on radio?

  58. BeholdArNo February 26th, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    Can’t wait for Burnett’s first ST start.

    Very excited about Joba coming into camp in shape with more muscle.

    Joba Burnett will be very good this year, I have a feeling.

  59. joeman February 26th, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    BeholdArNo February 26th, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    Still whining about trolls and whiners. Oh, the irony!
    ————————–
    anyone not in his click is a troll….he’s a angry man

  60. BoJo February 26th, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    Alex does look thinner.

  61. MG February 26th, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    Triple Short of a Cycle February 26th, 2011 at 1:37 pm
    MG,

    Is he in the best shape of his life
    ———————————
    If he was a Sumo wrestler he would be almost finished bulking up lol

  62. tampayank February 26th, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    lots of Philly Fans at the ballpark

  63. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 26th, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    Fran, you will need kleenex. It’s just really poignant, especially seeing the video they put together. No owner did more for the fanbase than George Steinbrenner.

    Not that I have to understand but I am wondering why I am getting the YES broadcast on the MLB network. Unless they way they do it is to just use one team feed or the other.

  64. P February 26th, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    Bet you anything Colon is a FA before the season starts.

  65. Betsy February 26th, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    MG, that’s very good to hear about AJ

  66. BoJo February 26th, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    Colon had “salad days?” I don’t think so

  67. hardwired7 February 26th, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    Kay’s first “salad days” of the yr.

    somewhere, somebody just took a shot.

  68. GreenBeret7 February 26th, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    The word is “clique” and I’m not part of anything.

  69. joeman February 26th, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    # P February 26th, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    Bet you anything Colon is a FA before the season starts.
    ————————————————–
    this guy won’t make it out of ST with the Yankees

  70. BeholdArNo February 26th, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    He corrected someone’s spelling. Oh, the irony! hehe joeman, tough way to live, to be angry all the time.

  71. joeman February 26th, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    # GreenBeret7 February 26th, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    The word is “clique” and I’m not part of anything.
    ———————————————
    BS

  72. P February 26th, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    Lunch time and baseball !! LOVE IT !

    - ceviche with warm tortilla chips
    - wagyu dumplings with ginger
    - florida cobb salad w/ grilled chicken, mango, avo, blue cheeZ, pine nuts

    92MPH for Colon

  73. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 26th, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    “Still whining about trolls and whiners. Oh, the irony!”

    No irony at all. Just a strong understanding of the crybaby crap we have to put up with season in and season out. I myself thought it was a pretty funny.

  74. Ruby Friday February 26th, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    Quite the physcial specimen that Colon is @ 5’10″ 280 does he dine at Mickey D’s much?

  75. MG February 26th, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    Colon had a good outing, hit 94 at least once and his change moved really well. If he can stay healthy he’s a good option for the rotation at the beginning of the season.

  76. jacksquat February 26th, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    Colon does not look bad. 91-93 fastball that inning. Got the dp ground ball.

  77. BeholdArNo February 26th, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    the irony is the constant whining about the trolls and the crybabies hehe

  78. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 26th, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    “ceviche with warm tortilla chips
    - wagyu dumplings with ginger
    - florida cobb salad w/ grilled chicken, mango, avo, blue cheeZ, pine nuts”

    Was that really your lunch? Sounds scrumptious!

  79. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 26th, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    Again, Behold, I think he just beat them to the punch. He knows cold what is coming – unfortunately.

  80. Ruby Friday February 26th, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    I just slo mo’ed the TV and counted 7, thats right 7 chins that Colon has…WOW ! I guess he doesn’t miss meals.

  81. BeholdArNo February 26th, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    great commitment by Cano to continue working all offseason to get even better. sign of great maturity.

  82. BoJo February 26th, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    This Posada at DH is doomed to failure. DOOMED I tell you!!

  83. BeholdArNo February 26th, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    oh, okay. hehe trisha

  84. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 26th, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    “I just slo mo’ed the TV and counted 7, thats right 7 chins that Colon has…WOW ! I guess he doesn’t miss meals.”

    One less than your mother’s. No wonder why you’re so down on the guy!

  85. Against All Odds February 26th, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    # BoJo February 26th, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    This Posada at DH is doomed to failure. DOOMED I tell you!!

    —————————————-

    Beat me to the punch

  86. Against All Odds February 26th, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    Well that’s it Granderson can’t hit lefties SMH.

  87. BoJo February 26th, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    Cervelli is the catcher of the future!!!

  88. pat February 26th, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    Go Cisco!

  89. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 26th, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    CISCO!!!!!! YES!!!!!!!!

    :) :) :)

    Check it out. Watch what working out with Robby has done.

  90. BoJo February 26th, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    I’m going to try just commenting like every play was the end all and be all for every player. Want to see how the other side lives.

  91. West Coast Yankee Fan February 26th, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    Off to a good start here I see. Calling people trolls, insulting people’s mothers. Love it.

  92. Jerkface February 26th, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    Gardner, you are too good for the 9th spot :(

  93. BoJo February 26th, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    Gardner is an amazing OBP machine!!!! MVP!!!

  94. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 26th, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    Wonder if Bret has worked on bunting at all.

  95. P February 26th, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    Trisha,

    “Was that really your lunch? Sounds scrumptious!”

    Yep, devouring it right now !! I didn’t make it, I got it from Bonefish Grill last night.

  96. BoJo February 26th, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    Cervelli looks like he lost some weight too

  97. West Coast Yankee Fan February 26th, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    …oh I forgot one, people who think they are funny and are the opposite.

  98. BoJo February 26th, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    Jeter is through…what a waste of money!!!

  99. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 26th, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    “Off to a good start here I see. Calling people trolls, insulting people’s mothers. Love it.”

    1. Who called someone a troll?

    2. It’s fine with you to have that asswipe Ruby insult Colon?

  100. Jerkface February 26th, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    2. It’s fine with you to have that asswipe Ruby insult Colon?

    Red Sox fans protect their own.

  101. E . R . California February 26th, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    How many times has Jeter grounded out so far in this game ?

  102. P February 26th, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    get ‘em joba !!!

  103. BoJo February 26th, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    Girardi obviously can’t manage…why not suicide squeeze on that last play??? Huh!?!?

    Just because the runners were on 1st and 2nd doesn’t cut it as an answer either!!!

  104. yankeefeminista February 26th, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    Go Joba!

  105. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 26th, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    “Red Sox fans protect their own.”

    I am being forced more and more to see it that way. You know what they say about wolves in sheep’s clothing. Eventually their fangs poke through.

    Wow Kim lost weight too!

  106. P February 26th, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    “# E . R . California February 26th, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    How many times has Jeter grounded out so far in this game ?”

    Only 14 times.. but he just had 2 at bats so it really isn’t that bad ! :-)

  107. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 26th, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    Love Joba.

  108. yankeefeminista February 26th, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    K

  109. 4time February 26th, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    Jobs’s slider looks nice!

  110. BoJo February 26th, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    Joba needs to start!!! He looks GREAT!!!!

  111. BoJo February 26th, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    Hitting 94 already!…with a 76 change! WOW!!!!

  112. yankeefeminista February 26th, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    4-3

  113. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 26th, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    I am already in awe of Larry Rothschild. I will always wonder how much Dave Eiland missed the mark with some of our pitchers.

  114. GreenBeret7 February 26th, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    At least so far, Chamberlain is going after hitters and not picking at the corners.

  115. Betsy February 26th, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    Everytime Joba does well we’re going to have to hear about how he has to start even though the Yankees don’t think he can hold up as a starter.

  116. Against All Odds February 26th, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    # 4time February 26th, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    Jobs’s slider looks nice!

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    My thoughts exactly

  117. BeholdArNo February 26th, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    So if Cervelli is the favorite, will we ever see Montero prior to September 2011 without there being an injury to Martin or Cervelli?

  118. Jerkface February 26th, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    Joba already hitting 94. Perhaps he should be starting.

  119. Yankees_Fan February 26th, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    Joba looks impressive!

  120. Against All Odds February 26th, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    So I guess the Joba weight thing was an overreaction

  121. BoJo February 26th, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    Joba needs to come in after Colon every game…It makes him look thinner!

  122. Jerkface February 26th, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    Hitting 94 already!…with a 76 change! WOW!!!!

    I think the 78 pitch was his curve

  123. yankeefeminista February 26th, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    F-5

    Joba changing eye-level nicely there.

  124. Against All Odds February 26th, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    # Betsy February 26th, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    Everytime Joba does well we’re going to have to hear about how he has to start even though the Yankees don’t think he can hold up as a starter.

    ——————————————–

    Yea it probably won’t happen so we’ll have to hear it all season maybe the pressure will finally get to them jk.

  125. BeholdArNo February 26th, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    betsy if joba succeeds where he is and the yankees are in need of a starter, it may be in the best interest of the 2011 yankees to have him start. we shall see. i dont see anything wrong with Joba being good and making the yankees have to make a tough decision.

  126. Against All Odds February 26th, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    He actually threw a change-up?????

  127. Melk Man February 26th, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    Very impressive from Joba. Loved the breaking ball – nice and tight

  128. Joe from Long Island February 26th, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    What’s all the fuss about Joba? He doesn’t seem to have a gut. He looks broader across his upper chest. That’s muscle. I bet he did a lot of weight lifting, various presses, etc. to build the upper body.

    Pretty good inning.

  129. yankeefeminista February 26th, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    Supposedly, 414 foot homer by Longo for Rays.

  130. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 26th, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    :)

    I have never lost faith in Joba’s ability to turn back into the good Joba. Actually he has never totally lost it. Just got sidetracked a bit from time to time.

    If Joba has his stuff back I will believe that Dave Eiland did more harm than good as the Ys pitching coach. Maybe whatever his off-field issues were kept him from doing the job he could have. Who knows.

  131. Betsy February 26th, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    Odds, it was his first performance. Any player who’s “overweight”, we still need to see how they hold up over the course of a long, grueling season.

    One story on Cano: apparenly Suzyn and John told a story about how some writer asked Cano about last year and how it was a career year – and Cano replied “how do you know it was a career year?”………How great is that?

  132. jacksquat February 26th, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    Joba looks good. Next. :)

  133. BoJo February 26th, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    Betsy February 26th, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    Everytime Joba does well we’re going to have to hear about how he has to start even though the Yankees don’t think he can hold up as a starter.
    ____________
    Yep!
    :-)

  134. Betsy February 26th, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    Behold, I would lose respect for the Yankees if they changed their minds about Joba as a starter based on need. I mean, it’s clear they don’t think of him as an option at all – if they did, he’d be starting right now. They’ve made up their minds and so I think they need to hold firm to their convictions.

  135. Yankees_Fan February 26th, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    If this new delivery helps Joba avoid those long inning, MAYBE, I said maybe, it would be worth exploring the “Joba to the rotation” alternative. IMO, one of his troubles as a starter was that he spent so many pitches to take out hitters that he barely made it out the fourth. But if this works and he pitches solid, why not AT LEAST consider it?

  136. Betsy February 26th, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    Bojo, well ok – that’s going to get boring.

  137. E . R . California February 26th, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    ” He actually threw a change-up ”

    Mariano throws the change-up in spring training , too .

  138. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 26th, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    “i dont see anything wrong with Joba being good and making the yankees have to make a tough decision”

    Nor do I. And unfortunately we’re all going to have to hear things all season that we may not necessarily want to hear. Just the nature of fans with causes.

  139. yankeefeminista February 26th, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    BoJo February 26th, 2011 at 2:06 pm
    Betsy February 26th, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    Everytime Joba does well we’re going to have to hear about how he has to start even though the Yankees don’t think he can hold up as a starter.
    ____________
    Yep!
    _______
    Double yep! :)

  140. Betsy February 26th, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    Anyway, I’m glad he looked good. Rothshchild is going to be very good, I just have a feeling about him.

  141. West Coast Yankee Fan February 26th, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    Joba didn’t look heavier to me; definitely looked like he worked out. Bigger upper body as Singleton pointed out.

    Joba looked good. Hope he continues pitching well, it would be an asset to have a dependable guy working the sixth and seventh should our starters not go deep in games.

  142. Betsy February 26th, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    We’ll really see the Rothschild effect as spring goes on with AJ, Joba and Phil………so far so good with Joba, now onto the other 2.

  143. BeholdArNo February 26th, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    betsy fair. but i dont think there’s been a definitive choice made on Joba. he hasn’t proved himself thus far in either role in his short career, so he’s in the bullpen. Maybe with a terrific 2011 season, they prepare him following the season to be a starter in 2012. i dont see a problem with that either.

  144. Jerkface February 26th, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    If this new delivery helps Joba avoid those long inning, MAYBE, I said maybe, it would be worth exploring the “Joba to the rotation” alternative. IMO, one of his troubles as a starter was that he spent so many pitches to take out hitters that he barely made it out the fourth.

    This isn’t really true. He routinely made it out of the 4th. It only happened 4 times.

  145. Betsy February 26th, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    WC, that’s for sure.

  146. BoJo February 26th, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    The guy in blue shirt with blue cap behind home plate–Is he holding a dog, a baby, or a puppet on his lap?

  147. Melk Man February 26th, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    wallacematthews
    overpowering inning for Joba. Obviously the guy was too thin last year

  148. Betsy February 26th, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    Behold, I think the Yankees have made up their minds on him and I’m fine with that IF they think he can’t hold up. I’ll trust them on this. Aanyway, I certainly hope he does well in whatever role he’s in.

  149. BeholdArNo February 26th, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    yankeefan there’s no reason to not consider it. it’s always best to keep all your options open. i don’t have a preference either way; i just want to see yankee success.

  150. BoJo February 26th, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    ARod looks great! What a hit!

  151. West Coast Yankee Fan February 26th, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    BeholdArNo February 26th, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    betsy fair. but i dont think there’s been a definitive choice made on Joba. he hasn’t proved himself thus far in either role in his short career, so he’s in the bullpen. Maybe with a terrific 2011 season, they prepare him following the season to be a starter in 2012. i dont see a problem with that either.

    ********

    That is absolutely, categorically not true. A definitive decision has most definitely been made. Joba is a relief pitcher and will not be starting.

  152. BoJo February 26th, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    Robby still can’t hit with RISP. Is he reverting back to 2009?!?!?

  153. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 26th, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    I’d love to see Joba have the opportunity to start if Rothschild can get him there. Apparently under Eiland Joba wasn’t showing signs of being able to start. (I still wonder if Eiland undermined Joba’s development because his first choice to start wasn’t Joba. But that’s a question for another day…)

    But what we should all want is what is best for the Yankees. That’s what I want. I don’t particularly care who plays where, as long as the players’ talents are being utilized in the best manner for the team.

  154. BoJo February 26th, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    Melk Man February 26th, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    wallacematthews
    overpowering inning for Joba. Obviously the guy was too thin last year
    _____________
    I think you nailed it!

  155. BoJo February 26th, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    Babe Ruth looks great! Looks like he lost some weight!!!

  156. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 26th, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    Arod is such a natural talent. And he has the edge going this season. Thank you Cameron! May it last – at least through November!

    :)

  157. Against All Odds February 26th, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    Betsy February 26th, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    Odds, it was his first performance. Any player who’s “overweight”, we still need to see how they hold up over the course of a long, grueling season.
    —————————–

    I agree completely. I just find it funny that he was getting ripped by ppl for being overweight. Ppl were making it seem like he turned into Prince fielder.

  158. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 26th, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    “That is absolutely, categorically not true. A definitive decision has most definitely been made. Joba is a relief pitcher and will not be starting.”

    I couldn’t decide between :roll: and :lol: . So I decided to do both.

  159. BeholdArNo February 26th, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    west coast so you work within the yankees organization?

  160. mick February 26th, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    Don’t know how Jeter will hit w/o his stride.
    Seems natural for most hitters.

  161. mick February 26th, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    Joba did look slim and good.

  162. Against All Odds February 26th, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    # Yankees_Fan February 26th, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    If this new delivery helps Joba avoid those long inning, MAYBE, I said maybe, it would be worth exploring the “Joba to the rotation” alternative. IMO, one of his troubles as a starter was that he spent so many pitches to take out hitters that he barely made it out the fourth. But if this works and he pitches solid, why not AT LEAST consider it?

    ———————

    The circus of putting him back into the rotation would be too much to handle.

  163. yankeefeminista February 26th, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    Everyone wants what is best for the Yankees. :)

  164. BoJo February 26th, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    Golson looks great–looks like he lost some weight!

  165. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 26th, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    “Joba did look slim and good.”

    You betcha!

  166. Yankees_Fan February 26th, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    If this new delivery helps Joba avoid those long inning, MAYBE, I said maybe, it would be worth exploring the “Joba to the rotation” alternative. IMO, one of his troubles as a starter was that he spent so many pitches to take out hitters that he barely made it out the fourth.

    This isn’t really true. He routinely made it out of the 4th. It only happened 4 times.

    When Joba was being used as a starter, he always had trouble pitching into the late innings. That is, for a starter should preferably make it to the 7th. The few times he did, it was a major accomplishment.

    I don’t think the Yanks will consider it because of the many young pitchers coming up pretty soon, but if Joba proves his new delivery not only makes him effective but also makes him cut the pitches it takes him to take out, it would be intriguing to see him use it as a starter.

  167. West Coast Yankee Fan February 26th, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    No behold I just have read and heard countless statements by Brian Cashman on the Joba starting issue. He makes the decisions.

  168. Against All Odds February 26th, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    # BeholdArNo February 26th, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    betsy fair. but i dont think there’s been a definitive choice made on Joba. he hasn’t proved himself thus far in either role in his short career, so he’s in the bullpen. Maybe with a terrific 2011 season, they prepare him following the season to be a starter in 2012. i dont see a problem with that either.

    ——————————————

    Yea maybe that does happen and who knows what the future holds but seriously believe they won’t revisit him in the rotation even if a need arises.

  169. Melk Man February 26th, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    Joba’s weight gain was greatly exaggerated. He actually looks more fit than last year.

  170. GreenBeret7 February 26th, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue February 26th, 2011 at 2:15 pm
    Arod is such a natural talent. And he has the edge going this season. Thank you Cameron! May it last – at least through November!

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

    November of 2017.

  171. Betsy February 26th, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    Odds, I’ve been on Phil’s case more than Joba’s…………..I think he needs to lose some poundage, lol. That said, Joba looks big – he does. If he pitches well this year, though, and his mechanics are ok, then it won’t matter at all.

  172. BoJo February 26th, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    That home plate umpire is blind–looks like he gained some weight.

  173. MG February 26th, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    Joba threw the ball well last inning, it’s interesting that he made the decision to change his hand location before Rothschild told him he needed to make that exact change.

    Rothschild is a huge upgrade at pitching coach over everyone the Yankees have had since Stottlemyre left, he’s going to really help the staff across the board.

  174. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 26th, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    “Everyone wants what is best for the Yankees. :)

    Ah yes, but the danger comes when posters are convinced that they know better than the Yankees what is good for the Yankees. And then it translates to posters wanting their favorite player doing X Y and Z or their least favorite player not doing X Y and Z.

    I myself am happy watching the Yankees do their thing.

    :)

  175. Yankees_Fan February 26th, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    # Yankees_Fan February 26th, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    If this new delivery helps Joba avoid those long inning, MAYBE, I said maybe, it would be worth exploring the “Joba to the rotation” alternative. IMO, one of his troubles as a starter was that he spent so many pitches to take out hitters that he barely made it out the fourth. But if this works and he pitches solid, why not AT LEAST consider it?

    ———————

    The circus of putting him back into the rotation would be too much to handle.

    —————-

    True. I guess we’ll never know how Joba would’ve been as a starter for real. If he can help us win the championship, I won’t care how he does it.

  176. P February 26th, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    One thing I can’t stand about Joe G. is even if a P has a horrible outing he’ll say something like, “I liked what I saw, he looked really good and mixed his pitches really well, he just needs to bring the ball down a little.. we know what he is capable of.. etc”.

    Even if the P gave up 6 runs, Joe says things that make me wonder if he is watching the same game as me.. I know he can’t say things like, “The guy is horrible..” but he needs to stop fluffing and see how Torre would respond.. Joe T, would say something like, “Yeah, he wasn’t on today, seemed like he could get his *pitch* where he wanted it.. “

  177. mick February 26th, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    Betances throws to Montero tmw.

  178. Betsy February 26th, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    Odds, I think that’s it as well……Joba is a reliever here and that’s that. I will trust that they know what they are doing, that they really think he can’t hold up as a starter.

  179. BoJo February 26th, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    Cervelli s*cks…Get him out of there!

  180. Yankees_Fan February 26th, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    Cervelli does look fit.

  181. BoJo February 26th, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    Hey–Michael Kay loves married life—looks like he lost ,,,nahhhh

  182. yankeefeminista February 26th, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    Nice, D-Rob.

  183. BeholdArNo February 26th, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    against all odds an organization does not operate differently because of the media pressure. if joba is mature enough to handle it, it will be a possibility. west coast cashman and girardi often say 2 completely contradictory things, so if you think everything that is told to the media, then you are naive.

  184. Jerkface February 26th, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    When Joba was being used as a starter, he always had trouble pitching into the late innings. That is, for a starter should preferably make it to the 7th. The few times he did, it was a major accomplishment.

    I don’t think the Yanks will consider it because of the many young pitchers coming up pretty soon, but if Joba proves his new delivery not only makes him effective but also makes him cut the pitches it takes him to take out, it would be intriguing to see him use it as a starter.

    in 2009, his much maligned season, he pitched into the 6th inning in more than 50% of his starts. This is as a 23 year old in his first full season starting. Elite starters pitch near 7 innings. Normal starters pitch near 6 innings. Young starters pitch lower than that because they are learning.

  185. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 26th, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    Duh. Who would expect Kay to say married life isn’t good. Kay has to be the luckiest thing this side of a horseshoe-shaped rabbit’s foot to have scored who he did.

    Just sayin’.

  186. GreenBeret7 February 26th, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    When Chamberlain starts looking like Jonathan Broxton, then you worry about his weight.

  187. BoJo February 26th, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    Wow–this living a rollor coaster on every pitch is actually hard work. Maybe we don’t give our trolls enough credit for the energy they devote to being trolls.

  188. Betsy February 26th, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    MG, I think so too. Already he’s apparently revamped AJ’s mechanics and I’ll bet he’s done some good things with Phil as well. I can’t believe I’m this excited about a pitching coach, lol

  189. BoJo February 26th, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    Seriously–Jones looks thinner!

  190. mick February 26th, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    #18 Andruw Jones

  191. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 26th, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    “against all odds an organization does not operate differently because of the media pressure. if joba is mature enough to handle it, it will be a possibility. west coast cashman and girardi often say 2 completely contradictory things, so if you think everything that is told to the media, then you are naive.”

    Absolutely correct.

  192. Betsy February 26th, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    True, Jonathan Broxton is the size of a small building, lol

  193. BoJo February 26th, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    Whoever played the video of him as a young man wasn’t doing him any fovors.

  194. Betsy February 26th, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    Fans can keep holding out hope, but Joba is a reliever as long as he’s with the Yankees. If they thought he had any chance, he’d be starting now. With all the arms the Yankees have coming up, I just don’t see it. I think what it comes down to is people don’t trust the Yankees to make the right decision.

  195. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 26th, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    Andruw Jones DOES look thinner. Good for him.

  196. mick February 26th, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    If Grandy is still awful vs leftys, we will see Andruw out there plenty.

  197. yankeefeminista February 26th, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue February 26th, 2011 at 2:22 pm
    “Everyone wants what is best for the Yankees. ”

    Ah yes, but the danger comes when posters are convinced that they know better than the Yankees what is good for the Yankees. And then it translates to posters wanting their favorite player doing X Y and Z or their least favorite player not doing X Y and Z.

    I myself am happy watching the Yankees do their thing.
    ________
    It is part of the fun to analyze what potentially will or won’t improve the team. My thoughts on moves are never based on favorite players. For example, you would think Joba is my favorite player perhaps, but he isn’t. Hughes is, but no one would even have imagined that based on what I post… I don’t analyze with my heart; I just root with it. :)

  198. BoJo February 26th, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    I like this Golson kid…wish he had a full season with KLong

  199. Against All Odds February 26th, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    # Betsy February 26th, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    Odds, I’ve been on Phil’s case more than Joba’s…………..I think he needs to lose some poundage, lol. That said, Joba looks big – he does. If he pitches well this year, though, and his mechanics are ok, then it won’t matter at all.

    ————————————

    Lol, I don’t mind the weight gain by Phil. He was kind of thin in 2008 when he started games. He’s probably going for the Roger Clemens in Toronto look.

    True if Joba is lights out no one will care how he looks.

  200. mick February 26th, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    It’ll be easier for Joba to succeed as a reliever.
    Then they can trade him for someone of value.

  201. BoJo February 26th, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    Good at bat for Golson.

  202. Against All Odds February 26th, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    # Yankees_Fan February 26th, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    # Yankees_Fan February 26th, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    If this new delivery helps Joba avoid those long inning, MAYBE, I said maybe, it would be worth exploring the “Joba to the rotation” alternative. IMO, one of his troubles as a starter was that he spent so many pitches to take out hitters that he barely made it out the fourth. But if this works and he pitches solid, why not AT LEAST consider it?

    ———————

    The circus of putting him back into the rotation would be too much to handle.

    —————-

    True. I guess we’ll never know how Joba would’ve been as a starter for real. If he can help us win the championship, I won’t care how he does it.

    ———————————–

    I’d rather see him start than relieve and him being in the pen still bothers me but I will be happy when he succeeds in this role.

  203. Ruby Friday February 26th, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    Joba is a god.

    LOL!

  204. mick February 26th, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    Most of Phil’s weight gain is muscle.

  205. Against All Odds February 26th, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    # mick February 26th, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    Betances throws to Montero tmw.

    ————————

    A glimpse of the future

  206. mick February 26th, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    Cervelli will keep the bench warm for Jesus till July.

  207. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 26th, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    “Fans can keep holding out hope, but Joba is a reliever as long as he’s with the Yankees. If they thought he had any chance, he’d be starting now. With all the arms the Yankees have coming up, I just don’t see it. I think what it comes down to is people don’t trust the Yankees to make the right decision”

    Betsy you can never say never. Nothing is as black and white as you are making it. You have no idea how Joba is going to pitch now that Rothschild is coaching. Plus Joba was rushed rushed rushed right up to the Yankees, far before he should have been. He’s still playing catch up as far as I’m concerned. Now it is certainly possible that he will not be a starter.

    That said, I absolutely trust the Yankees to make the right decision. I just don’t believe that because Joba is a reliever at this moment it means he will NEVER be a starter. Maybe he will, maybe he won’t.

  208. Against All Odds February 26th, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    # Betsy February 26th, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    Odds, I think that’s it as well……Joba is a reliever here and that’s that. I will trust that they know what they are doing, that they really think he can’t hold up as a starter.

    ——————————

    Well I’m not going to trust them because I feel they aren’t efficient when it comes to evaluating pitching but I realize no matter what happens he’s not going to start for this club.

  209. Betsy February 26th, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    Odds, to me he’s gained too much weight; he totally looked flabby in that pic posted a week or so ago – look at his arms. I think the weight gain has taken away some of his athleticism, but that’s just me. I like power pitchers (though I’m not sure Phil is a real power pitcher) having big trunks, but his top is way too broad. He looks like Clemens did as he got older – not a good thing IMO.

  210. mick February 26th, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    Really, I don’t see Jeter going strideless after all these years.
    Other than Piazza, it seems unnatural.

  211. Against All Odds February 26th, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    BeholdArNo February 26th, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    against all odds an organization does not operate differently because of the media pressure. if joba is mature enough to handle it, it will be a possibility.

    ———————————

    True but after going through the media storm they went through the first time you can’t tell me media pressure doesn’t play a role even if it’s a small one.

  212. Ruby Friday February 26th, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    Colon is an ex-Red Sox guy, now he is a spy trying to hide in a Yankee uniform.

  213. yankeefeminista February 26th, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    mick February 26th, 2011 at 2:23 pm
    Betances throws to Montero tmw.
    _______
    And Banuelos? Is there a list of pitchers yet?

  214. Betsy February 26th, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    Trish, I still think he’s a reliever as long as he’s in pinstripes, but we’ll see. In any case, fans clamoring for him to start will never go away.

    Odds, I don’t think they’ve done a good job developing pitching either, but if they think Joba can’t physically hold up, that’s another story.

  215. mick February 26th, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    I think the weight gain has taken away some of his athleticism,
    ========================================
    How can you be so sure?
    Fear?

  216. mick February 26th, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    Kim and Swish….how bizarre.

  217. yankeefeminista February 26th, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    Just miss Phelps in order to interview Swish. (Grrroan.)

  218. BoJo February 26th, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    Phelps looks good…dropped a few pounds.

  219. kd February 26th, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    that curve from phelps was nasty

  220. BoJo February 26th, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    Nice slow curve….

  221. mick February 26th, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    Phelps will be up this year.

  222. MG February 26th, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    Phelps has a little Mike Mussina in his delivery…

  223. Ruby Friday February 26th, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    With all the talk about the Yankees weighty issues will they be traveling this year on a C-130 military transport to be able to get off the ground with all that tonnage?

  224. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 26th, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    “It is part of the fun to analyze what potentially will or won’t improve the team. ”

    yf, I don’t bother. My fun comes in watching the real experts do it and then watching the whole thing unfold. When posters get too caught up in believing that they actually know what will and won’t improve the team (it happens, yes, even here), they tend to be disgruntled posters throughout the season.

    I’d rather they understand that they really don’t have the pulse on it they think they do.

    Me, I prefer the happy enjoyment role. You know the old saying, absence of expectation is absence of disappointment.

    :)

  225. mick February 26th, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    Phelps looks like a finesse pitcher.

  226. BoJo February 26th, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    Phelps looks really good…like he belongs

  227. Niblick February 26th, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    Enough of the hating on Phil and his weight. We’ve heard it. Repeatedly.

  228. Jerkface February 26th, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    I’d rather they understand that they really don’t have the pulse on it they think they do.

    -

    This is a kind of perverse idea isn’t it? I think some posters would rather you understand that the yankees aren’t infallible.

  229. Against All Odds February 26th, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    # Betsy February 26th, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    Odds, to me he’s gained too much weight; he totally looked flabby in that pic posted a week or so ago – look at his arms. I think the weight gain has taken away some of his athleticism, but that’s just me. I like power pitchers (though I’m not sure Phil is a real power pitcher) having big trunks, but his top is way too broad. He looks like Clemens did as he got older – not a good thing IMO.

    ———————————–

    I guess like Joba the test will be when he pitches on the mound if the added weight is a problem.

    I think Hughes is just growing into his body but if he is starting to look like Roger when he was nearing the end then yes we have a problem :)

  230. mick February 26th, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    Phelps is done as a pitcher.

  231. Betsy February 26th, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    Yeah and we’ve heard the same things about every Yankee player over and over again. Why don’t you just ignore the things you dont’ want to deal with?

  232. Jerkface February 26th, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    Me, I prefer the happy enjoyment role. You know the old saying, absence of expectation is absence of disappointment.

    In a sporting competition there is always the expectation of your team winning.

  233. Yankees_Fan February 26th, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    Ouch

  234. Ruby Friday February 26th, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    When the team plane lands does it deploy parachutes and anchors to try and slow down all that weight?

  235. mick February 26th, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    2 hits and a run…
    missing the plate…hmmmm

  236. BoJo February 26th, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    Trade Phelps now! He s*cks!

  237. Betsy February 26th, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    Odds, I don’t think he’s growing into his body because his body type is that of a younger Roger Clemens. I think he’s taken it past that point to, yes, the Roger Clemens of later years….except I’m pretty sure Phil is not injecting himself, lol

  238. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 26th, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    Betsy, as an aside, I just want you to know that if you like pasta, you can actually make it in the microwave. I discovered that last night, and as a lazy noncook, I was elated! It came out great.

    :)

  239. BoJo February 26th, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    Boston is going to kill us this year!

  240. mick February 26th, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    Phelps is too cute…
    Nibbling like a Mussina.

  241. Yankees_Fan February 26th, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    Poor Phelps

  242. Betsy February 26th, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    However, the same applies to Phil as to Joba – if he pitches well, then it doesn’t matter how big he gets.

  243. Yankees_Fan February 26th, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    Is there an ignore button here?

  244. mick February 26th, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    Should have traded Phelps before this game when he had maximum value.

  245. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 26th, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    “In a sporting competition there is always the expectation of your team winning.”

    Sure there is, but it has nothing to do with my thinking that I have the formula to make them win. So the expectation has to do with a poster expecting thing to be done a certain way and then being bitterly disappointed when it isn’t.

  246. BoJo February 26th, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    Trisha–

    Did you use a plastic container for the pasta? If so, my wife tells me that the plastic outgases into the food and is bad for you.

  247. mick February 26th, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    Hughes is not fat.
    Colon is fat.
    Hughes is growing.

  248. Jerkface February 26th, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    Sure there is, but it has nothing to do with my thinking that I have the formula to make them win.

    If the yankees are losing everyone is disappointed, it doesn’t matter if they think they have a better idea or not. Your sentence implied you don’t care if the Yankees lose.

  249. Betsy February 26th, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    Trish, what I do with pasta (and I LOVE it – I breathe it, lol) is, if I have leftovers, I heat it in the toaster oven to the point where it gets nice and crispy…………totally yummy .I had an incredible Fettucine Bolognese last night – the meat sauce was not heavy at all (and I love wide noodles).

  250. Against All Odds February 26th, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    Betsy February 26th, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    Odds, I don’t think they’ve done a good job developing pitching either, but if they think Joba can’t physically hold up, that’s another story.

    ——————————-

    Yea if they don’t think he can hold up than we can see why he’s in the pen but if that’s the case why even have him compete for a job in 2010. Why risk it?

  251. Niblick February 26th, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    The comment about losing his athleticism takes the cake.

  252. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 26th, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    Is it a violation of the TOS to tell a troll to go F himself? If it is, I won’t do it. Ruby.

  253. BoJo February 26th, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    YF–I am subbing for trolls here today to see how difficult it is to live and die on each pitch. It’s hard work…I had to first lobotomize myself.

  254. Asd February 26th, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    This is not the inning Phelps was hoping for.

  255. Betsy February 26th, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    Odds, I don’t know the answer – that’s an annoying question, lol. I admit that I’m not as thrilled with Cashman as I have been in years past………

  256. mick February 26th, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    Phelps might have some Ian Kennedy in him.

  257. BeholdArNo February 26th, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    betsy not exactly true. for example, if phil gets bigger and still pitches well, it still may not be a good thing, as some athletes are not equipped to succeed in the long-term in a bigger body

  258. Ruby Friday February 26th, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    Looks like a Red Sox and Phillies World Series in 2011. Of course the Red Sox will prevail.

  259. Jerkface February 26th, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    Phelps might have some Ian Kennedy in him.

    He is going to throw 200 above average innings in his first full season? Swish!

  260. Against All Odds February 26th, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    # Betsy February 26th, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    Odds, I don’t think he’s growing into his body because his body type is that of a younger Roger Clemens. I think he’s taken it past that point to, yes, the Roger Clemens of later years….except I’m pretty sure Phil is not injecting himself, lol

    ————————————–

    Yea I’m positive Hughes is not on HGH or roids. That we can be sure of.

    I don’t think he looks that bad to be honest but I guess we’ll have to agree to disagree. If Phil has Clemens gut than I’ll be right there with you sounding the alarm.

  261. Betsy February 26th, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    Behold, but unfortunately there’s nothing we can do about that, so for now I’m just going to hope that he pitches well

  262. BoJo February 26th, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    For April Fool’s Day, we should all post just negative comments and surprise the Trolls who will be here.

  263. mick February 26th, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    Kay calls it The Boss, you know he made that up.
    It won’t stick.

  264. Betsy February 26th, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    Odds, lol, I never noticed Roger’s gut, but I noticed how broad he got; he always looked like he didn’t feel comfortable in his uniform. I loved Roger, so I’m not saying this out of spite or anything. He just looked incrediby inflated, lol

  265. West Coast Yankee Fan February 26th, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    Spaghetti in a microwave?

    Che cosa è la materia con te sei pazzo??????????

  266. mick February 26th, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    I hope Chavez makes the team.

  267. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 26th, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    Bojo, I think the key with plastic is to look at the code on the bottom. There should always be a number there. I believe I’ve read that number 5 is safe, and 1-3 is not. If you look at those freezer to microwave containers, I’m pretty sure that they all have a 5 on the bottom. I actually do look before I use plastic in the microwave. I cooked in something with a 5 on the bottom.

    **********

    Betsy, I LOVE crispy pasta. The thing I loved about cooking it last night was that I didn’t have to bother with a pan on the stove, waiting for it to boil, etc. And it was perfectly done al dente!

    **********

    jerkface, I do not get disappointed when the Yankees lose because I trust the Yankee organization to the point that I know they know how to win games. I am much more macro than micro in life, and that includes realizing that 162 games is a long season and no team goes 162-0. So losses don’t touch me.

  268. BeholdArNo February 26th, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    jerkface from reading trisha’s posts, i get that idea. while it appears she unconditionally loves the yankees, i wouldn’t be surprised if trisha’s not broken up if the yankees do not win the world series. trisha, is that accurate?

  269. mick February 26th, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    nunez rips one.

  270. Jerkface February 26th, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    Kay calls it The Boss, you know he made that up.
    It won’t stick.

    I think its a cool name.

  271. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 26th, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    “If the yankees are losing everyone is disappointed, it doesn’t matter if they think they have a better idea or not”

    Of course it does because if they think they have a better idea they are convinced the Yankees would have won “if only”. So they are plissed blind and go on endlessly about it.

  272. BeholdArNo February 26th, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    betsy of course there’s nothing we can do about it. all we can do is hope for the best. i was simply pointing out that while phil may pitch equally as good or better in a larger frame, that may not be the best for his long-term success. are you as excited about the upcoming season as i am?

  273. Against All Odds February 26th, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    Betsy February 26th, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    Odds, I don’t know the answer – that’s an annoying question, lol. I admit that I’m not as thrilled with Cashman as I have been in years past……

    ———————————-

    It’s the question no one has an answer for :D.

    I’m right there with you on Cashman. He has definitely tested my faith in him. It all started with the Jeter thing.

  274. Against All Odds February 26th, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    # BoJo February 26th, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    For April Fool’s Day, we should all post just negative comments and surprise the Trolls who will be here.

    ——————————

    They would think everyone came over to their side. Their heads would explode.

  275. mick February 26th, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    to not be disappointed in a Yankee loss is sacriligious.

  276. yankeefeminista February 26th, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue February 26th, 2011 at 2:47 pm
    “In a sporting competition there is always the expectation of your team winning.”

    Sure there is, but it has nothing to do with my thinking that I have the formula to make them win. So the expectation has to do with a poster expecting thing to be done a certain way and then being bitterly disappointed when it isn’t.
    ____
    Not necessarily. I am both analytical and eternally optimistic. I can’t speak for others. :)

  277. Ruby Friday February 26th, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    Food — Weight — Recipes — Food — More Weight — Fat — Microwaves — Fat — More Weight and to think this was a baseball blog. Will that C-130 be big enough?

  278. Jerkface February 26th, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    I do not get disappointed when the Yankees lose because I trust the Yankee organization to the point that I know they know how to win games.

    I don’t believe this for a second. Every yankee loss hurts a little bit, but there is a difference between being disappointed but knowing the yankees are a great team and being disappointed and thinking it is the end of the world. It seems dishonest to suggest you aren’t emotionally affected by a yankee loss given most of your emotion-laden posts.

    I’m not going to bother searching the archives, but how did you feel in 08 when the Yankees were struggling through all their injuries and didn’t make the playoffs? Obviously there was something too difficult even for the Yankees to overcome.

  279. mick February 26th, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    The great Brandon laird is up.
    Let’s see…

  280. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 26th, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    Behold, I think surprised is the word because I always believe they are going to win it all, but never broken up. The one time I was really upset was in 2001, and that’s only because of the way that game ended. To have a guy suspected of being on steroids get the winning hit, and a blooper at that, was painful.

  281. Against All Odds February 26th, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    # Betsy February 26th, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    Odds, lol, I never noticed Roger’s gut, but I noticed how broad he got; he always looked like he didn’t feel comfortable in his uniform. I loved Roger, so I’m not saying this out of spite or anything. He just looked incrediby inflated, lol

    ———————————-

    Yea he had a lot of nervous ticks on the mound. Always licking his lips and touching his hat. Then of course he had the sweaty puffing look.

  282. mick February 26th, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    Denial and ignorance (to ignore what you cannot deal with) run rampart on this blog.

  283. Ruby Friday February 26th, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    The Red Sox sure don’t have all these fatty type blimps on their roster.

  284. BoJo February 26th, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    That lifephone specialist looks like she lost some weight…

  285. mick February 26th, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    Takes fat to know fat…

  286. West Coast Yankee Fan February 26th, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    Jerkface – what’s the WAR on being disappointed but knowing the Yankees are a great team — and the WAR for being disappointed and thinking it is the end of the world?

    Surely it’s not possible to make such an assertion without a sabermetric justification.

  287. mick February 26th, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    Ah the Great Kimberly Jones…

  288. BoJo February 26th, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    Who is #74?

  289. Rich in NJ February 26th, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    “Ah the Great Kimberly Jones…”

    I guess it’s in the eye of the beholder…

  290. yankeefeminista February 26th, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    Are you kidding me? They do the two interviews when Phelps and Noesi are pitching. Ugh!

  291. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 26th, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    jerkface it doesn’t matter to me wheter or not you believe it. Yankee losses do not phase me. A whit. I think you can’t be too centered if you don’t realize that over the course of 162 games there will be losses. I am absolutely fine with them. That’s probably because I know, or believe, that the Yankees will prevail in the end.

    I was okay with them missing the playoffs in 2008. Nobody does it all the time. Men, not machines.

  292. BoJo February 26th, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    Ahhh—-Noesi…

  293. Jerkface February 26th, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    Thats incredible, you’re like some kind of super fan.

  294. mick February 26th, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    every loss hurts…

  295. mick February 26th, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    …some more than others.

  296. BeholdArNo February 26th, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    trisha that is fair. anyone who was not broken up over the end of 2001, 2003, and 2004 simply cannot be real fans. i was more upset in 2001 because it felt like destiny and because of what it would have meant to New York after 9/11

  297. Ruby Friday February 26th, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    Kim Jones is leaving YES for NESN at the end of the year.

  298. West Coast Yankee Fan February 26th, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    Greatest Kim Jones moment ever – pork chop on a stick.

  299. BoJo February 26th, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    Noesi really does need another pitch

  300. mick February 26th, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    I trade K. Jones for Hazel Mae in a heartbeat.

  301. Jerkface February 26th, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    I think you can’t be too centered if you don’t realize that over the course of 162 games there will be losses. I am absolutely fine with them

    Of course there will be losses, but losses are never expected. The fact that you could watch another team record the final out on the Yankees or walk off on the yankees and not have any emotional response is incredible.

    If only we could distill your brain into a drug.

  302. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 26th, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    Maybe it’s that I’m not extremely competitive that I process the way I do. If the team goes out there and does its best and falls short, I can’t get down on them.

  303. AldotheApache February 26th, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    West Coast Yankee Fan says:
    February 26, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    Che cosa è la materia con te sei pazzo??????????

    ——–

    I’m curious, where’d you plagiarize this from?

  304. BoJo February 26th, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    Golson looks great in CF…fluid defender

  305. Jerkface February 26th, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    I trade K. Jones for Hazel Mae in a heartbeat.

    2005 Hazel Mae, maybe, but she is busted now.

  306. mick February 26th, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    If only we could distill your brain into a drug.
    ============================
    Redundant.

  307. Ruby Friday February 26th, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    Is it true that Burger King caters the fatty Yankees post game spreads?

  308. YankeeRay February 26th, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    Kim Jones looks thinner

  309. Jerkface February 26th, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    If the team goes out there and does its best and falls short, I can’t get down on them.

    Its not about being down on the team. You can try your hardest to accomplish something and fail, and be satisfied with your own effort but disappointed in the result.

  310. RadioKev February 26th, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    Noesi looked good there, pounded the strike zone.

  311. mick February 26th, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    2005 Hazel Mae, maybe, but she is busted now.
    ———————-
    It’s not all about the looks.

  312. West Coast Yankee Fan February 26th, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    AldotheApache February 26th, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    Che cosa è la materia con te sei pazzo?????????

    I’m curious, where’d you plagiarize this from?

    **********

    Damn. It lives.

  313. mick February 26th, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    Kim Jones looks thinner
    =================
    It’s muscle weight.

  314. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 26th, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    jerkface, I guess it does serve me well. But part of it is that I’m the eternal optimist. I always believe that tomorrow will be better. I come by it honestly though. I don’t remember ever not being that way.

  315. mick February 26th, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    I would like to see Colon start the year as the 5th starter and Nova get his work in AAA.

  316. Jerkface February 26th, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    But part of it is that I’m the eternal optimist. I always believe that tomorrow will be better.

    But the reality is that tomorrow is not always better, so for you to NEVER react to a negative event is incredible. You might be the first human ever to feel that way. Are you the first post-human?

  317. mick February 26th, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    why does a jones always have a smile on his face?

  318. AldotheApache February 26th, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    West Coast Yankee Fan says:
    February 26, 2011 at 3:09 pm
    AldotheApache February 26th, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    Che cosa è la materia con te sei pazzo?????????

    I’m curious, where’d you plagiarize this from?

    **********

    Damn. It lives.

    ————

    I thought so.

  319. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 26th, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    I swear to you on everything that means anything to me, I don’t have any negative emotional reaction to Yankee losses. Maybe I’m wired strangely. But it’s the way I am. Now I’m not saying that there hasn’t been a game where the Yankees have lost and I haven’t felt bad. But usually it means that I feel bad for the Yankees, not for me as a fan. (If that makes any sense). Say the Yankees were winning and Robby dropped a ball that it looked like he was going to catch, the other team scored two runs to win the game. I’d feel bad for Robby and I’d feel bad for the team because they worked hard to get the win. But I wouldn’t feel disappointed for me.

  320. Jerkface February 26th, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    But usually it means that I feel bad for the Yankees

    So you do feel bad? Ok I’m glad you’re human. I never said you had to feel bad for yourself. I feel bad if the Yankees lose and the pitcher threw a great game and took a loss for it. Why would I feel bad for myself?

  321. Betsy February 26th, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    Behold, honestly (and I agree about the body thing) I’m going to have to work up to being really excited about the season………

  322. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 26th, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    Oh of course I feel bad for the Yankees. I just don’t feel bad for me (the way way whining, complaining, self-entitled fans seem to feel.)

  323. mick February 26th, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    being brought up in a Yankee home, every Yank fan who I know, brought up that way, where every inning was watched, every pitch, it was a religious experience. it cannot be explained but every loss hurts, some more than others.

  324. Rich in NJ February 26th, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    “Golson looks great in CF…fluid defender”

    He almost reminds me of BJ Upton.

  325. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 26th, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    “But the reality is that tomorrow is not always better, so for you to NEVER react to a negative event is incredible. You might be the first human ever to feel that way. Are you the first post-human?”

    1. You never know what tomorrow is going to bring. So it’s a matter of faith.

    2. I tend to be a very happy person by nature.

    3. I don’t believe I stated that I never react to a negative event.

  326. Ruby Friday February 26th, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    Do the Yankees where parachutes on the team plane? Just in case the massive weight on board contributes to distress in the air.

  327. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 26th, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    “being brought up in a Yankee home, every Yank fan who I know, brought up that way, where every inning was watched, every pitch, it was a religious experience. it cannot be explained but every loss hurts, some more than others”

    I was brought up the only Yankee fan in a Sux-oriented home. Yankee wins were the norm. Maybe that explains my equilibrium when it comes to Yankee wins and losses.

  328. mick February 26th, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    joba looks gaunt.
    and has a pimple on his nose.

  329. Rich in NJ February 26th, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    For some reason, I’m hearing that song from “Annie” playing in my head.

  330. Ruby Friday February 26th, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    True Yankee Fans here are fat. happy, well fed and know the red Sox will bury them this year.

  331. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 26th, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    “For some reason, I’m hearing that song from “Annie” playing in my head.”

    :D

    Funny that you say that. My father always used to tell us that “The sun will still come up tomorrow” when things would happen that bothered us.

  332. BoJo February 26th, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    I can see where Noesi needs more seasoning…if he doesn’t develop a chane or curve, I can see him as trade bait.

  333. mick February 26th, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    I was brought up the only Yankee fan in a Sux-oriented home. Yankee wins were the norm. Maybe that explains my equilibrium when it comes to Yankee wins and losses.
    ==============================================
    That explains a lot.
    You did not have the support group to reinforce you.

  334. Rich in NJ February 26th, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    Ruby Friday

    You must be sooooooooo bored.

  335. Ruby Friday February 26th, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    Did it say “Good Year’ on the back of Jobas t-shirt?

  336. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 26th, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    “That explains a lot.
    You did not have the support group to reinforce you.”

    I bet you’re right.

  337. BoJo February 26th, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    Pena would have made that play

  338. mick February 26th, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    Seems hard to envision a dispassionate Yankee fan.

  339. Rich in NJ February 26th, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    Nice snatch.

  340. mick February 26th, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    Nice snatch.
    ———–
    huh?

  341. BoJo February 26th, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    I will be surprised if Nunez beats out Pena for bench.

  342. BeholdArNo February 26th, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    mick it’s not very hard to envision. millions of fairweather yankees fans. and im not implying or stating that trisha is a fairweather fan. best i clear that up before the comment gets misconstrued.

  343. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 26th, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    “Seems hard to envision a dispassionate Yankee fan.”

    Dispassionate? Nobody roots harder for every player on the Yankees than I do! I’m in love with the Yankees. I just don’t beat myself up over losses. Is that so hard to fathom? And by the way, there are other people on this forum who feel the same way and don’t feel the need to go and take a bridge when the Yankees lose. I’m not that unusual.

  344. Rich in NJ February 26th, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    “huh?”

    You missed that play by Maxwell?

  345. mick February 26th, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    maybe detached is a better word.
    win or lose so what?

  346. mick February 26th, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    take a bridge?
    that’s extreme.

  347. mick February 26th, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    how did shlitter wind up on phillies?

    thought we had him.

  348. Jerkface February 26th, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    Trisha, please do not confuse fans who aren’t happy-go-lucky with a yankee loss with those who pretend to go suicidal over them. Its not doing the debate any favors.

  349. E . R . California February 26th, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    Yawn .

    This is the most boring game of the season .

  350. Against All Odds February 26th, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    SEE YA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  351. Jerkface February 26th, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    Vazquez has animal power.

  352. pat February 26th, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    He crushed that!

  353. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 26th, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    I guess I just know how to practice unconditional love. I don’t know if that’s detachment. I think it’s more acceptance. But whatever.

    As my dad always told us, you jig your way, I’ll jig mine. I don’t have any great problem with people feeling disappointment in losses. I don’t know why people feel the need to string me up because I don’t. Maybe it’s some kind of insecurity they feel that I can deal with losses and they can’t? I know who I am as a fan so any implications that are off the money really don’t phase me. I love the Yankees win or lose, first place or last.

  354. hardwired7 February 26th, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    ‘nice snatch’ GIS most definitely NSFW.

  355. mick February 26th, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    jerk-
    i think it has something to with having played the game of baseball
    being out there for 3+ hours, just as sitting through 3+ hours games, you want to leave with a win.

  356. GreenBeret7 February 26th, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    Teixeira has a bruised large toe from HBP

  357. BeholdArNo February 26th, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    trisha i called it i knew you were an unconditional love yankees fan. +2 points for me

  358. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 26th, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    jerkface here’s the difference. I don’t judge people who are disappointed when the Yankees lose.

    Enjoy the game. Or don’t. I will go and be detached/dispassionate/whatever off the forum.

  359. pat February 26th, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    I’m not sad about losing Schlitter from what I’ve seen this afternoon.

    He seems to control pitches down in the zone but he doesn’t seem to miss many bats.

  360. mick February 26th, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    is vazquez strictly a 1bman?

  361. GreenBeret7 February 26th, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    Yankees Keeping Eye On Liriano
    By Zach Links [February 26 at 2:33pm CST]
    The Yankees are keeping a close eye on Twins starter Francisco Liriano, tweets Bob Nightengale USA Today. Meanwhile, the Twins are keeping tabs on Yankees prospects.

  362. West Coast Yankee Fan February 26th, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    Yankees Keeping Eye On Liriano
    By Zach Links [February 26, 2011 at 2:33pm CST] MLBTR

    The Yankees are keeping a close eye on Twins starter Francisco Liriano, tweets Bob Nightengale USA Today. Meanwhile, the Twins are keeping tabs on Yankees prospects.

  363. West Coast Yankee Fan February 26th, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    LOL

  364. Ruby Friday February 26th, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    How much does Liriano weigh?

  365. Rich in NJ February 26th, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    I really don’t want Liriano given the likely price.

  366. mick February 26th, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    kim Jones needs a haircut

  367. mick February 26th, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    twins are lurking looking to rip us off

  368. Jerkface February 26th, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    jerkface here’s the difference. I don’t judge people who are disappointed when the Yankees lose.

    Eh. Your words say otherwise.

  369. Betsy February 26th, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    Wow, that’s a bad move on the Yankees part.

  370. mick February 26th, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    I don’t think Garcia and Colon are that bad as #’s 4 & 5.

  371. Jerkface February 26th, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    Wow, that’s a bad move on the Yankees part.

    What did they do?

  372. Betsy February 26th, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    No interest in Liriano at any price……

  373. mick February 26th, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    liriano hasn’t proven a thing.

  374. joeman February 26th, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    # Betsy February 26th, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    Wow, that’s a bad move on the Yankees part.
    —————————–
    telling me ..WOW!!!!

  375. Betsy February 26th, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    Jerkface, I don’t want them looking into Liriano at all

  376. Ruby Friday February 26th, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    What are you guys serving for supper?

  377. joeman February 26th, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    if he’s ( Liriano) healthy…..go get him

  378. Rich in NJ February 26th, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    “if he’s ( Liriano) healthy…..go get him”

    What are you willing to give up?

  379. mick February 26th, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    give me chavez, colon and garcia, pena is ok
    let jesus, nunez, nova play AAA

  380. joeman February 26th, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    # Ruby Friday February 26th, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    What are you guys serving for supper?
    —————————————————–
    just the usual, having a buffet

  381. GreenBeret7 February 26th, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    SI_JonHeyman Jon Heyman
    have heard adrian beltre could be out a month, making initial report of 10-14 days a tad optimistic. #rangers

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

    Ouch!!!

  382. Jerkface February 26th, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    Jerkface, I don’t want them looking into Liriano at all

    Uh why? What if they get him for a sack of balls?

  383. joeman February 26th, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    # Rich in NJ February 26th, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    “if he’s ( Liriano) healthy…..go get him”

    What are you willing to give up?
    ————————————–
    lets see what they want and go from there

  384. Ruby Friday February 26th, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    Any pasta with plastic particles mixed in? Do the plastic particles take the place of the cheese on top?

  385. Jerkface February 26th, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    let jesus, nunez, nova play AAA

    Nova has 600 minor league innings, 200 at AAA. Its do or die time for him.

  386. Betsy February 26th, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    Uh, they’re not getting him for that and I’m not willing to trade good prospects on a pitcher who has health issues.

  387. mick February 26th, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    nova wont start much here in april, let him him go every 5th day in scranton

  388. Jerkface February 26th, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    Uh, they’re not getting him for that and I’m not willing to trade good prospects on a pitcher who has health issues.

    The Yankees haven’t even made the move yet and you’re already down on it. Silly.

  389. joeman February 26th, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    can’t remember…what did they get for Santana

  390. Jerkface February 26th, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    nova wont start much here in april, let him him go every 5th day in scranton

    He’ll get 4 starts. Better to get 4 major league starts than 5-6 minor league starts.

  391. Betsy February 26th, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    Yeah, ok whatever

  392. Rich in NJ February 26th, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    “can’t remember…what did they get for Santana”

    Much less than the asked the Yankees and RS for.

  393. joeman February 26th, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    # Ruby Friday February 26th, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    Any pasta with plastic particles mixed in? Do the plastic particles take the place of the cheese on top?
    ——————————————-
    no pasta unless it’s whole wheat

  394. Rich in NJ February 26th, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    Who’s playing LF?

  395. joeman February 26th, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    Minn can use a OFer

  396. Rich in NJ February 26th, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    Curts. That was awful.

  397. mick February 26th, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    no way nova gets 4 starts here in april with off days and rainouts

  398. Jerkface February 26th, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    Who’s playing LF?

    Colin Curtis.

  399. Jerkface February 26th, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    no way nova gets 4 starts here in april with off days and rainouts

    With the off days the 5th starter gets 4 starts in April. The Yankees don’t get rained out that often.

  400. mick February 26th, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    “Looks like Wordekemper gets out of it,” Micheal Kay.
    If I wanted your opinion I’d listen to a radio.

  401. Ruby Friday February 26th, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    Whole Wheat with plastic particles…………………..yum!

  402. Jerkface February 26th, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    http://riveraveblues.com/2011/.....vor-41424/

    my bad its 6 times in the first 42 games. Get Nova major league experience, he doesn’t need to be babied and sitting in AAA because he might have some extra days off.

  403. mick February 26th, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    3 starts at best for our #5 starter in April. (w/o a rainout)
    Check your schedule.

  404. mick February 26th, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    If Colon impresses he gets the job, sorry.

  405. BJ in the Bronx February 26th, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    mick February 26th, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    no way nova gets 4 starts here in april with off days and rainouts

    —————–

    I believe that the NYY’s play 16 games in 17 days to start the season.

  406. Jerkface February 26th, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    Since 2008 the Yankees have been rained out once in April, mick.

  407. West Coast Yankee Fan February 26th, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    Ruby – on Fridays it’s braised pecan-crusted troll in a lemon-meuniere sauce.

  408. joeman February 26th, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    they get a healthy Liriano ..Vegas will install them AL favorites to get to the WS

  409. Jerkface February 26th, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    If you want to say that Colon is going to beat out Nova in competition, ok, but the yankees aren’t putting Nova in scranton as some kind of ‘get him work’ strategy. If he misses the rotation he is going to be the long reliever.

  410. joeman February 26th, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    # West Coast Yankee Fan February 26th, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    Ruby – on Fridays it’s braised pecan-crusted troll in a lemon-meuniere sauce.
    —————————————————-
    GB will try some of that

  411. Rich in NJ February 26th, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    “they get a healthy Liriano ..Vegas will install them AL favorites to get to the WS”

    1) you don’t know if he can stay healthy.
    2) the price will likely be ridiculous.

  412. Jerkface February 26th, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    the Yankees aren’t going to pay a ridiculous price for Liriano.

  413. joeman February 26th, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    # Rich in NJ February 26th, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    “they get a healthy Liriano ..Vegas will install them AL favorites to get to the WS”

    1) you don’t know if he can stay healthy.
    2) the price will likely be ridiculous.
    ———————————-
    again lets see what they are asking….

  414. mick February 26th, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    yanks 1st 13 games are on the East Coast…it could rain.
    colon could beat nova out and mitre would be the long man.

  415. joeman February 26th, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    # Jerkface February 26th, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    the Yankees aren’t going to pay a ridiculous price for Liriano.
    —————————————————————————————-
    whats a ridiculous price

  416. Jerkface February 26th, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    whats a ridiculous price

    If they acquire him Montero, Banuelos, or Betances won’t be in the package.

  417. mick February 26th, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    I believe that the NYY’s play 16 games in 17 days to start the season.
    =====================
    no way, check your sked.
    a 5th starter would get his 3rd start on april 30, maybe.

  418. Jerkface February 26th, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    yanks 1st 13 games are on the East Coast…it could rain.
    colon could beat nova out and mitre would be the long man.

    Mitre will only be the long man if Nova is in the rotation. Also its always a threat to rain every year. The yankees won’t hold Nova down for any reason other than performance.

  419. Jerkface February 26th, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    a 5th starter would get his 3rd start on april 30, maybe.

    6th , 15th, and 26th, but depending on who the 5th starter is they may not align their rotation that way.

  420. Rich in NJ February 26th, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    “the Yankees aren’t going to pay a ridiculous price for Liriano.”

    Hank the GM might.

    1. Jesus Montero, c
    2. Gary Sanchez, c
    3. Dellin Betances, rhp
    4. Manny Banuelos, lhp
    5. Andrew Brackman, rhp
    6. Austin Romine, c
    7. Hector Noesi, rhp
    8. Eduardo Nunez, ss/3b
    9. Slade Heathcott, of
    10. Brandon Laird, 3b
    __

    They can have Laird, Nunex, Noesi. Nothing else off of this list.

  421. mick February 26th, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    who is the long man if colon makes the team?

  422. West Coast Yankee Fan February 26th, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    A healthy Liriano would be a terrific addition to the rotation. We have one left-handed starter. Cashman seems to covet his farm chips, I don’t think he will give up too much for him. You judge the trade if and when it happens not before when it’s imaginary and you have no idea who the players involved would be.

  423. Jerkface February 26th, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    Nova, unless Colon makes it over Garcia

  424. joeman February 26th, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    # Rich in NJ February 26th, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    “the Yankees aren’t going to pay a ridiculous price for Liriano.”

    Hank the GM might.

    1. Jesus Montero, c
    2. Gary Sanchez, c
    3. Dellin Betances, rhp
    4. Manny Banuelos, lhp
    5. Andrew Brackman, rhp
    6. Austin Romine, c
    7. Hector Noesi, rhp
    8. Eduardo Nunez, ss/3b
    9. Slade Heathcott, of
    10. Brandon Laird, 3b
    __

    They can have Laird, Nunex, Noesi. Nothing else off of this list.
    ———————————————————-
    how about if they want a OFer on the roster that has speed

  425. Jerkface February 26th, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    They can have Laird, Nunex, Noesi. Nothing else off of this list.

    Add Romine on to this.

  426. Jerkface February 26th, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    how about if they want a OFer on the roster that has speed

    -

    Ok, they can have Golson too. If you want to name a name, then just do it, but the Yankees wouldn’t trade Gardner for Liriano.

  427. Rich in NJ February 26th, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    Jerkface

    I would rather save Romine for a more durable pitcher down the road.

  428. Rich in NJ February 26th, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    “how about if they want a OFer on the roster that has speed”

    The Yankees don’t have sufficient depth to do that.

  429. joeman February 26th, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    # Jerkface February 26th, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    how about if they want a OFer on the roster that has speed

    -

    Ok, they can have Golson too. If you want to name a name, then just do it, but the Yankees wouldn’t trade Gardner for Liriano.
    —————————————————————
    LOL!!!!!!

  430. mick February 26th, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    dont the twins still have mauer?

  431. Jerkface February 26th, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    dont the twins still have mauer?

    Mauer doesn’t catch every game.

  432. mick February 26th, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    nova wont be a long man and rot in the pen

  433. Jerkface February 26th, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    I would rather save Romine for a more durable pitcher down the road.

    That may be wiser, but trading Romine for Liriano would not be a ridiculous price to pay I think.

  434. mick February 26th, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    garcia should be a lock to make the team

  435. Jerkface February 26th, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    nova wont be a long man and rot in the pen

    Nova has been named as a potential long man. He will rot in the pen because it means the innings he throws are major league innings.

  436. mick February 26th, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    we dont need romine with sanchez coming and montero

  437. Jerkface February 26th, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    garcia should be a lock to make the team

    Yet they didn’t give him a major league deal.

  438. mick February 26th, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    nova in aaa before he is a long man, that is a job for mitre

  439. mick February 26th, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    Yet they didn’t give him a major league deal.
    =============
    bully for them

  440. Jerkface February 26th, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    nova in aaa before he is a long man, that is a job for mitre

    They are done developing Nova, he was already brought up last year to be in the pen.

  441. BJ in the Bronx February 26th, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    mick February 26th, 2011 at 4:15 pm
    I believe that the NYY’s play 16 games in 17 days to start the season.
    =====================
    no way, check your sked.
    a 5th starter would get his 3rd start on april 30, maybe

    ——————–

    16 games in the first 18 days, my bad

  442. mick February 26th, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    vazquez rakes

  443. BJ in the Bronx February 26th, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    Mauer is having shots in his knees to cushion the joints, his catching days are numbered imo.

  444. Emerald Monday February 26th, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    Anybody got any donuts ?

  445. mick February 26th, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    i am not that disappointed that the yanks lost…

  446. mick February 26th, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    …does that make me detached?

  447. hardwired7 February 26th, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    Noesi was impressive.

    He has the same big-framed, free-and-easy delivery as Ivan Nova.

  448. West Coast Yankee Fan February 26th, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    Phelps – just one outing, no big deal, but not very impressive.

  449. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 26th, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    “Eh. Your words say otherwise.”

    Eh. Point them out. Otherwise you are making stuff up. Please do not confuse fans who pretend to go suicidal over losses with those who aren’t happy-go-lucky with a yankee loss. Its not doing the debate any favors.

  450. m February 26th, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    Very interesting read. Why doesn’t Jenks just shut up about Chicago? He needs to move on before skeletons start tumbling out.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/.....id=6161209

  451. Jerkface February 26th, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    I really don’t have time to re-post everything you say, but you take stances often on things. You’re obviously judging everyone on the other side of the fence either consciously or sub-consciously. You may also then lie to yourself and say you aren’t, but then you probably wouldn’t post as much if that was true.

  452. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 26th, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    Fancy way of saying you can’t back up what you said. Not surprising. Apparently you’re the one judging everyone on the other side of the fence “either consciously or sub-consciously” due to the amount of posting that you do and the way you take stances on things.

    Next.

  453. Jerkface February 26th, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    I never said I didn’t judge people. I’ve judged you and you were found wanting. The issue here is that you lie to yourself and lack self-awareness, saying things like that and actually believing them.

  454. Jerkface February 26th, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    its already obvious to everyone else when you are belittling, condescending, ignorant, or otherwise flip to anyone who is opposed to you or your point of view.

  455. Tarheel In NYC February 26th, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    I was on the road during the game, but I listened to John & Suzyn on the radio. They were both very complimentary of Joba’s appearance and were stunned that he had been called “fat” and “overweight”.

    They both thought he looked thinner in the middle and broader in the shoulders, which would make sense since, according to them, Joba had wanted to increase the strength in his shoulders.

    Suzyn made what I thought was a pretty good point—that Joba is barrel-chested, just like his father. Barrel-chestedness can create an illusion of chubbiness.

  456. mick February 26th, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    Joba lost weight in his face and did look cut and larger in the shoulders.
    He looks ready to go.
    Would love for him to be the 7th inng guy.

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