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Spring Training Game 2: Yankees at Phillies

Posted by: Sam Borden - Posted in Misc on Feb 27, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (0-1)
Gardner LF
Swisher RF
Granderson CF
Posada DH
Chavez 1B
Montero C
Nunez 2B
Laird 3B
Pena SS

RHP Ivan Nova (1-2, 4.50 in 2010)

PHILLIES (1-0)
Rollins SS
Victorino CF
Ivanez LF
Howard 1B
Polanco 3B
Brown RF
Francisco DH
Ruiz C
Valdez 2B

RHP Joe Blanton (9-6, 4.82 in 2010)

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

WEATHER: Lovely yet again. Temps up around 80 and clear skies.

UMPIRES: HP David Rackley, 1B Phil Cuzzi, 2B Mark Carlson, 3B Vic Carapazza

ON THE LINE: Today is Ivan Nova’s first shot at making an impact on The Rotation Derby and Sergio Mitre will get his chance as well, pitching after Nova.

ALSO PITCHING TODAY: Sergio Mitre, Boone Logan, Dellin Betances and Adam Warren, among others.

LINEUP CHANGE: Savvy folks may have noticed that Brandon Laird has replaced Ronnie Belliard in the lineup. That’s because Belliard has a calf injury.

TOMORROW’S TRAVELERS TODAY: Anyone planning to go to Lakeland tomorrow can expect to see Robinson Cano, Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, Mark Teixeira, Russell Martin (as the DH), Jesus Montero, Austin Romine and Andruw Jones. CC Sabathia will start with Mark Prior and Manny Banuelos among those pitching after him.

MITRE’S PITCH: Joe Girardi said he has seen development in Sergio Mitre’s secondary pitches recently, which makes the manager think Mitre is “more suited now” to be a starter than he was in the past.

UPDATE, 1:10 p.m.: And we’re underway here in Clearwater, where Brett Gardner has walked and Nick Swisher just hit into a 1-6-3 double play. This is a terrific park – great sightlines, good food. If you’re in the area, I definitely suggest checking it out.

UPDATE, 1:18 p.m.: Three easy grounders induced by Nova who breezes through the first. Forget fifth starter – he’s a Cy Young candidate! (ah, spring)

UPDATE, 1:25 p.m.: Three up, three down again for the Yankees though Montero hit a rocket to third that Polanco caught as a manner of self-preservation.

UPDATE, 1:36 p.m.: Nova is done for the day afte two impressive innings. Four grounders and two strikeouts including catching Howard. Say what you want, but the kid has talent. Mitre on now.

UPDATE, 1:50 p.m.: Well, that was something sort of Grandish. First pitch swinging for Granderson, who goes over the left-field wall to give the Yankees a 2-0 lead.

UPDATE, 1:57 p.m.: Mitre was expected to pitch two innings but it seems likely that Girardi wanted to get Logan in to face the tough lefties. If he’d waited till the next time through the Phillies lineup, Ibanez and Howard probably wouldn’t be in the game.

UPDATE, 2:13 p.m.: Killer B alert! Dellin Betances on to pitch the fifth now. Not that this is breaking news or anything but: He’s a big dude.

UPDATE, 3:15 p.m.: Back with much more later but just wanted to put a note up for those who hadn’t seen it elsewhere: Hall of Famer Duke Snider has passed away at age 84.

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483 Responses to “Spring Training Game 2: Yankees at Phillies”

  1. GreenBeret7 February 27th, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    Tomorrow’s pitching rotation will be worth viewing. Sabathia, Prior and Banuelos. I should imagine that Logan and Sisco should get an inning.

  2. Rich in NJ February 27th, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    “Certainly opting back in if he does opt out.”

    That pushes your initial observation much farther into the future.

  3. Giuseppe Franco February 27th, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    # trisha – true pinstriped blue February 27th, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    In my perspicacious state of mind I still see Phil leading the rotation at some point.

    ————

    I’m one of those who doesn’t care what number is assigned next to Hughes’ name (or anyone else in the rotation for that matter).

    Sabathia is their top guy and everyone else follows him.

    All I care about is each guy taking the mound and pitching well enough to help his team win that day.

  4. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 27th, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    While I couldn’t care less how it sifts out, all I am sharing is what I think is going to happen. And I’m talking down the road. Phil is much younger than CC…

  5. Joe from Long Island February 27th, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    Good morning, Fran. Hope you’re well.

    The mrs. and I went to see the Yanks play at Lakeland, ST 2009. It’s a very nice ballpark, kind of classic small town Florida. Every seat is a good one, and concessions are small, staffed by seniors, and you get the kind of sandwich platters that we used to get at drive-ins in Brooklyn a long time ago.

    Oh, yes, because Lakeland is in the heart of strawberry country, the vendors sold strawberry shortcake to you in the stands.

    Classic ST ballpark.

  6. 108 stitches February 27th, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    Joe in L.I. :

    I would come of no suprise if the cash strapped Wilpons have a bonafide fire sale in- season and it won’t matter to them if they deal within their own division.
    They’d better hope that some sponsors give them some help with promotional items to get fans in seat at Citi Field.

  7. Betsy February 27th, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    Trish, just saw your post on Firth; I have such a crush on him now, lol. I don’t watch awards shows at all, but I’m going to watch when they announce Best Actor because he’s going to win………..Here’s hoping KS wins for BP as well!

  8. tyanksfan36 February 27th, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    Joe

    When I first started at my job 3 years ago, I got sent to a preschool in Plant City to help out over there for a few days. It happened to be during the Strawberry Festival so we had Strawberry Shortcake every day. My favorite thing to do with my family is go strawberry picking, we have been going every year for as long as I can remember.

    its also good to hear that the stadium in Lakeland is nice, I think they renovated it a few years ago. I am going there for a Tampa Yankee game in April and Im excited to visit that field, the others I have been to have been nice.

  9. Fran the original February 27th, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    Betsy, FWIW I think King’s Speech will win Best Picture.

  10. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 27th, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    Betsy, I didn’t see all of the movies up for BP, but something would have to really go a piece to trump that movie. I don’t think you saw my post on going to see it but I ended up seeing it twice because there was something wrong with the audio in the theatre (I said it was ironic that the audio would be off in the King’s Speech!) ) They gave us all free passes when the movie was over. So I got to see it twice in a row, I just waited ’til the next showtime, which was about 20 min. I’m so happy I did because I always notice things the second time I missed the first, so even that was a bonus. (What an rotten bas*ard his brother was, and a whimp to boot, if that was all historically correct)

  11. GreenBeret7 February 27th, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    Please don’t mention “Strawberry Shortcake” again. Three daughters…three granddaughters, and I had to watch that show with them every time it was on.

  12. hardwired7 February 27th, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    How much do you think the Mets would love to get out from under Johan’s contract?:

    2011 $22.5M
    2012 $24M
    2013 $25.5M
    2014 $5.5m buyout

    Fat chance this season, though it wouldn’t shock me to see him come back in July dealing. He’s still near ace level.

  13. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 27th, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    “Please don’t mention “Strawberry Shortcake” again. Three daughters…three granddaughters, and I had to watch that show with them every time it was on.”

    :lol:

  14. E . R . California February 27th, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    ” Belliard has a calf injury. ”

    So what else is new .

    Even before the official games begin .

    Injuries are piling up again — just like every other year .

  15. E . R . California February 27th, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    :(

  16. Giuseppe Franco February 27th, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    LOL. My sister had an enormous collection of Strawberry Shortcake dolls when we were kids.

    Granted, that was 25-30 years ago.

    Didn’t realize they were still around.

  17. Joe from Long Island February 27th, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    tyanksfan36 – Yes, the Strawberry Festival. It was going on when we drove there from Tampa, and the traffic was horrendous. I can smile now….. All in all, I’m glad we went because it was a very nice day, and a memorable experience.

  18. tyanksfan36 February 27th, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    I was Strawberry Shortcake for Halloween when I was 5 I think.

  19. E . R . California February 27th, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    I am predicting that either Swisher or Montero ( or both ) will suffer an injury ( or injuries ) during this game .

  20. Betsy February 27th, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    Trish, I didn’t see that – oh, lucky you, lol.

    The movie was basically extremely accurate; the portrayal of Churchill supporting Prince Albert during the abdication crisis was incorrect – in reality, WC supported Edward VIII. Also, the movie condensed some things because they couldn’t show the whole of George’s relationship with Logue, but still – hardly a big deal. Americans know Edward VIII because of his “great romance” with Wallis Simpson, but if they knew the truth, they wouldn’t think much of it. As a kid, I admit I thought they were the most romantic couple – Americans think there’s nothing more romantic than giving up everything for the woman you love. In reality, Edward VIII was a selfish, Nazi-sympathizing, shallow King who put his own whims (granted, the marriage lasted until the end of their lives) ahead of his country. Simpson was also a Nazi sympathizer. Frankly, the abdication saved England because Edward’s younger brother became a truly beloved King. He and Queen Elizabeth (future Queen Mother) refused to leave London during the Blitz and the British people loved them for it. George VI, of course, is Queen Elizabeth II’s father; she has modeled her entire reign on her beloved father, who died at the very young age of 56.

  21. GreenBeret7 February 27th, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue February 27th, 2011 at 12:50 pm
    “Please don’t mention “Strawberry Shortcake” again. Three daughters…three granddaughters, and I had to watch that show with them every time it was on.”

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

    Trisha, the worst was yet to come…”Rainbow Bright”. The only little girl that I wanted to strangle more than Rainbow Bright was Little Orphan Annie” in that stupid movie.

  22. RMS February 27th, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    Looking forward so seeing Montero today.

  23. randy l. February 27th, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    “Along with Meryl Streep and Olivia D’Havilland, three of the best actresses of the 20th century”.

    gb7-

    coming from someone who stood in line to see Gone From The Wind when it first came out, that’s quite a compliment.

  24. RMS February 27th, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    to

  25. Betsy February 27th, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    I just found out that I’m going to Disney during one of their Star Wars weekends…..ouch. I love SW, but I hate crowds more, so I am going to avoid Disney/Hollywood Studios Park during that weekend. It’s probably a lot of fun, seeing storm troopers march their way throughout the park, lol

  26. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 27th, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    GB, LMAO!

  27. GreenBeret7 February 27th, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    Giuseppe Franco February 27th, 2011 at 12:51 pm
    LOL. My sister had an enormous collection of Strawberry Shortcake dolls when we were kids.

    Granted, that was 25-30 years ago.

    Didn’t realize they were still around.

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

    Are you kidding? The girls still have the VHs tapes and DVDs. all 6 of the come over and torture me with that stuff, and they are threatening to pass them on to the next wave of girls. ARRRGGGGGG!!!!

  28. upstate kate February 27th, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    Just back from skiing w/ my dog and some friends in time for the game…is it wrong that I plan my exercise/social time around a ST game? My excuse being that I have to cook for my husband’s team’s end of season party?

    Ah Betsy you should go to the Star Wars weekend! I always wanted to take my son to one of those.

  29. GreenBeret7 February 27th, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    randy l. February 27th, 2011 at 12:55 pm
    “Along with Meryl Streep and Olivia D’Havilland, three of the best actresses of the 20th century”.

    gb7-

    coming from someone who stood in line to see Gone From The Wind when it first came out, that’s quite a compliment.

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

    Careful, Randy. I’ve hardly talked bad about you for a week. Don’t make me start now.

  30. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 27th, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    Betsy, it hit me that were it not for that abdication, Queen Elizabeth would not be Queen Elizabeth!

    I absolutely adore English period movies. Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Little Women, the French Lieutenant’s Woman. I also loved watching Masterpiece Theatre for that reason.

  31. Fran the original February 27th, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    is it wrong that I plan my exercise/social time around a ST game?
    ***************
    Kate, is there any other way to plan? :)

  32. yankeefeminista February 27th, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    Ok, all set with glorious morning muffins and malaysian/taiwanese dim sum to follow. And excited to see Laird gets the start. Play ball!

    (Not sure I can survive two days in a row of Michael Kay, though)

  33. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 27th, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    “is it wrong that I plan my exercise/social time around a ST game?”

    :)

    I do it all season long, Kate!

  34. Giuseppe Franco February 27th, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    # GreenBeret7 February 27th, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    Are you kidding? The girls still have the VHs tapes and DVDs. all 6 of the come over and torture me with that stuff, and they are threatening to pass them on to the next wave of girls. ARRRGGGGGG!!!!

    ———-

    I guess I’ve dodged a bullet because that same sister has four daughters (triplets – age 4, and a 7 yr old) and I do babysit every now and then.

    I don’t think any of them have any Strawberry Shortcake dolls, videos, etc. etc.

    Instead, I’m tortured with Dora the Explorer and Hannah Montana.

  35. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 27th, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    “Injuries are piling up again — just like every other year .”

    I think you are thinking your team of choice, the Sux?

    :roll:

  36. yankeefeminista February 27th, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue February 27th, 2011 at 1:01 pm
    Betsy, it hit me that were it not for that abdication, Queen Elizabeth would not be Queen Elizabeth!

    I absolutely adore English period movies. Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Little Women, the French Lieutenant’s Woman. I also loved watching Masterpiece Theatre for that reason.
    ______
    How about Downton Abbey? Marvelous! :)

  37. Fran the original February 27th, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    yankeefeminista,

    Guess you better get used to Kay.
    What is malaysian dim sum?

  38. GreenBeret7 February 27th, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue February 27th, 2011 at 1:01 pm
    Betsy, it hit me that were it not for that abdication, Queen Elizabeth would not be Queen Elizabeth!

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

    That has to be the homliest family on Earth outside of Russia.

  39. yankeefeminista February 27th, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue February 27th, 2011 at 1:02 pm
    “is it wrong that I plan my exercise/social time around a ST game?”

    I do it all season long, Kate!
    ______
    It is only wrong if you don’t, Fran. :)

  40. Betsy February 27th, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    Trish, what I really hope they do in Britain is get rid of that primogeniture law that places any male heir above a female one, even if the daughter is older. I can’t believe it still exists – it’s so medieval, lol. If George VI had had a younger son, that son would have been heir apparent and HE would have been King.. Queen Elizabeth was never heir apparent, only heir presumptive. I love the Queen…….

  41. thunderfangabe February 27th, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    does anyone know where i can listen to this online? im in philly and i do not wanna listen to this idiot phillies announcers because it is not on tv here!!!!

  42. GreenBeret7 February 27th, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    Giuseppe Franco February 27th, 2011 at 1:03 pm
    # GreenBeret7 February 27th, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    Are you kidding? The girls still have the VHs tapes and DVDs. all 6 of the come over and torture me with that stuff, and they are threatening to pass them on to the next wave of girls. ARRRGGGGGG!!!!

    ———-

    I guess I’ve dodged a bullet because that same sister has four daughters (triplets – age 4, and a 7 yr old) and I do babysit every now and then.

    I don’t think any of them have any Strawberry Shortcake dolls, videos, etc. etc.

    Instead, I’m tortured with Dora the Explorer and Hannah Montana.

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

    My sympathies to you, GF. I’d almost rather watch Roller Derby or “pro rasslin’”.

  43. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 27th, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    “That has to be the homliest family on Earth outside of Russia.”

    :)

    I think I’m going to take someone here’s advice (can’t remember who) and heat up the milk in the microwave and try to get my oatmeal together that way. Cold and snowy day, perfect for oatmeal.

    :)

    PA-LAY BALL!!!

  44. Betsy February 27th, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    To think she became Queen at only 25 …………she was just a kid. Fortunately her father had trained her to become Queen; he was never expected to become King, so he wasn’t trained at all.

  45. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 27th, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    Does Joe Blanton think he’s playing for the Yankees? He looks like he lost a lot of weight!

    :)

  46. yankeefeminista February 27th, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    Fran the original February 27th, 2011 at 1:04 pm
    yankeefeminista,

    Guess you better get used to Kay.
    What is malaysian dim sum?
    ________
    Nah, I will never get used to Kay. At least in the regular season there is the option of attending the home games! :)

    Malaysian dim sum is a combo of the usual Chinese stuff plus more exotic things like salmon egg rolls with basil, peppery shrimp and chive dumplings, and turnip cakes, and singapore noodles (spicy!). Also a bunch of varied condiments. Love it!

    Go, GGBG!

  47. Fran the original February 27th, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    yankeefeminista,

    Sounds really good. Especially salmon egg rolls with basil. I love salmon. I’ll have to search for a restaurant in my neighborhood that serves malaysian dim sum.

  48. Tarheel In NYC February 27th, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    Good start for Nova!

    Is this the best time of year or what??

  49. tampayank February 27th, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    “This is a terrific park – great sightlines, good food. If you’re in the area, I definitely suggest checking it out.”

    Phillies probably have the best spring training park in Florida, has a real ‘vacation feel’ to it, that tiki bar in the outfield is awesome

  50. exiledintampa February 27th, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    Three ground ball outs. Always good.

  51. GreenBeret7 February 27th, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    That’s the way Nova has to pitch and got away from it last year. Ground balls all day long.

  52. yankeefeminista February 27th, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    Fran the original February 27th, 2011 at 1:14 pm
    yankeefeminista,

    Sounds really good. Especially salmon egg rolls with basil. I love salmon. I’ll have to search for a restaurant in my neighborhood that serves malaysian dim sum.
    _________
    Whereabouts do you live? There aren’t that many Malaysian restaurants I am afraid. And even less that serve dim sum. In the NY metro area, most of the restaurants are mainly in Chinatown and I believe, Flushing. This one is the only one I know of in NJ besides Penang, and it is so good.

    Ivan, looking good!

  53. exiledintampa February 27th, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    Screw you cliff lee.

  54. tampayank February 27th, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    “# Joe from Long Island February 27th, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    Good morning, Fran. Hope you’re well.

    The mrs. and I went to see the Yanks play at Lakeland, ST 2009. It’s a very nice ballpark, kind of classic small town Florida. Every seat is a good one, and concessions are small, staffed by seniors, and you get the kind of sandwich platters that we used to get at drive-ins in Brooklyn a long time ago.

    Oh, yes, because Lakeland is in the heart of strawberry country, the vendors sold strawberry shortcake to you in the stands.

    Classic ST ballpark.

    went last year to a Yanks-Tigers ST game there, great small town environment…had that Sandlot feel to it(the movie), liked it a lot…strawberry shortcake was delicious

  55. yankeefeminista February 27th, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    The Jesus!

  56. GreenBeret7 February 27th, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    Posada and Chavez hit the ball well at least.

  57. tyanksfan36 February 27th, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    I agree Sam, Brighthouse field is really spectacular, if only they could do something about all the Philly fans.

  58. GreenBeret7 February 27th, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    almost drug Polanco into the left field corner on that one.

  59. exiledintampa February 27th, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    lined out to third. but a good at bat, 5 fouled off.

  60. PhiltheThrill February 27th, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    good ab, suboptimal result.

  61. Yank 97 February 27th, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    Montero smoked everything Blanton threw

  62. Jerkface February 27th, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    if only they could do something about all the Philly fans.

    And scientologists!

  63. E . R . California February 27th, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    Joseph Matthew Blanton would be a number two in our Yankee starting pitching rotation .

    No ?

  64. exiledintampa February 27th, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    that’s four ground ball outs.

  65. Fran the original February 27th, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    yankeefeminista,

    I am not too far from downtown Flushing. That probably is a good place to search for the dim sum. Thanks for the suggestion :)

  66. Yank 97 February 27th, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    Nova is nasty today. Hitting mid 90s already too

  67. exiledintampa February 27th, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    I’m impressed! Nova lookin good.

  68. GreenBeret7 February 27th, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    Impressive first start. Lovin’ the grounders.

  69. jankees27 February 27th, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    Listening on the radio…the Phils broadcasters cant stop raving about Nova

  70. jacksquat February 27th, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    Nova looking very good.

  71. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 27th, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    well it was good while it lasted…

    :roll:

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

    I wish Al Leiter was with the YES broacast team. I really find Kay and Singleton kind of tired at this point.

  72. -Matt- February 27th, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    Yay, I was hoping Nova was going to have a breakout at least half-season.

    He came up to the majors last year after pitching almost a whole season and was still good against solid major league lineups

  73. Fran the original February 27th, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    Seems like Derek’s house has become a tourist attraction in Tampa. Wonder if Hank drove by ;)

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02.....f=baseball

  74. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 27th, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    :Listening on the radio…the Phils broadcasters cant stop raving about Nova”

    Except for the real homers, I find that the “other” broadcast team usually really talks up the opposition.

  75. PhiltheThrill February 27th, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    Nova has great stuff. He’s starting to seem like a late bloomer.

  76. thunderfangabe February 27th, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    all day long on philly sports talk radio they discount blanton as a good starter saying it doesnt matter who they have in the 5 slot since their 4 aces will just carry them anyway

  77. yankeefeminista February 27th, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    Fran the original February 27th, 2011 at 1:31 pm
    yankeefeminista,

    I am not too far from downtown Flushing. That probably is a good place to search for the dim sum. Thanks for the suggestion.
    ______
    Absolutely. Lots of great asian food and I would guess Malaysian food near you then.

    Nova isn’t messin’ today.

  78. Jerkface February 27th, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    He has a really electric fastball.

  79. yankeefeminista February 27th, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    Here come Mitre.

  80. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 27th, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    Fran, I would think that monstrosity would be a real tourist attraction, especially since it has no front yard to speak of so people can easily drive right by it!

    There’s something to be said for keeping the style of the neighborhood. I understand some of his neighbors aren’t real happy having a hotel plopped in the middle of their neighborhood!

    :)

  81. GreenBeret7 February 27th, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    late bloomer? He just turned 24 last month. He’s been good, but, still like Noesi better.

  82. Jerkface February 27th, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    Mitre your days are numbered if you hurt Jesus :x

  83. LGY February 27th, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    WTH is Girardi doing taking Nova out with a PG?!

  84. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 27th, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    Nova looked like Nova to me. The key is for him to get past the 5th or 6th inning. Hopefully Rothschild will be able to help him with that.

  85. yankeefeminista February 27th, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    thunderfangabe February 27th, 2011 at 1:37 pm
    all day long on philly sports talk radio they discount blanton as a good starter saying it doesnt matter who they have in the 5 slot since their 4 aces will just carry them anyway
    ____
    No NY radio coverage today, btw. Only online I know of is from mlb-tv: Yanks tv feed and unfortunately Philly radio.

    Jesus seems fine, gratefully.

  86. Bronx Jeers February 27th, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    Searching for Malaysian food downtown Flushing ?

    I’ve been eating at this place for about 20 years. It’s a total “hole-in-the-wall” but totally authentic.

    http://www.yelp.com/biz/malay-.....c-flushing

  87. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 27th, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    “WTH is Girardi doing taking Nova out with a PG?!”

    I know they all start with a pitch count LGY

  88. -Matt- February 27th, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    “WTH is Girardi doing taking Nova out with a PG?!”

    Fire Girardi; he overmanages all the time

  89. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 27th, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    Love Mitre. I think he is so underrated and underappreciated.

  90. yankeefeminista February 27th, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    Bronx Jeers February 27th, 2011 at 1:41 pm
    Searching for Malaysian food downtown Flushing ?

    I’ve been eating at this place for about 20 years. It’s a total “hole-in-the-wall” but totally authentic.

    http://www.yelp.com/biz/malay-…..c-flushing
    _____
    lol, I was just reading about this place. I don’t know if they have dim sum, but it sounds great. Fran, you should check it out.

  91. hardwired7 February 27th, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    Monstero.

    Jimmy Rollins looked like a little leaguer standing next to Jesus.

  92. West Coast Yankee Fan February 27th, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    Nova and Mitre looked good. Garcia and Colon will really need to do a good job this spring.

  93. Jerkface February 27th, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    late bloomer? He just turned 24 last month.

    Late bloomer in the sense that he wasn’t a great prospect until recently perhaps The yankees thought so little of him they didnt protect him against the rule 5. He had 4 ERAs in A and A+ , had a 5 ERA his first go around in AAA, then just dominated.

    He didn’t dominate the entire time in the minors. He really came into his own last season.

  94. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 27th, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    Interesting to hear Lee say he went to the Phils because he thought it was his best chance to win a World Series. My most recent memory of the Phils in a World Series is of the Yanks beating the Phils. (not complaining. happy we didn’t get him)

  95. Fran the original February 27th, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    Bronx Jeers,
    Thanks so much for the suggestion. I know exactly where it is. Will definitely give it a try. I printed out the page.

    yankeefeminsta, thank-you too.

    Trisha, they had to limit parking on the street there because people are driving up to see the house. Yeah, I’m sure the neighbors are thrilled!

  96. joeman February 27th, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    get rid of Martin & let the two kids catch…

    Montero & Laird come north

  97. Betsy February 27th, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    So what does Nova project to now?

    Also, LGY, what do you mean he was taken out with a PG?

  98. Carl February 27th, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    GRANDY!

  99. exiledintampa February 27th, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    i’d bet blanton out pitches at least one of the fab four. ya granderson!!!1

  100. Betsy February 27th, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    Nothing Mitre does will convince me he can ever be a starter for this team – it’s just ST. People get too easily seduced by great stats in ST – they don’t mean anything really.

  101. Against All Odds February 27th, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    CURTIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  102. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 27th, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    :)

    And to think so many lohudites were talking about trading Grandy because he didn’t get off to a good start with the Yanks. Geesh!

  103. yankeefeminista February 27th, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    Grandy! Opposite!

  104. Fran the original February 27th, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    Nice Curtis.

  105. Betsy February 27th, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    I think Grandy is going to have a HUGE year but that’s not based on anything I see now…………..he’s a really dynamic player.

  106. joeman February 27th, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    # Betsy February 27th, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    Nothing Mitre does will convince me he can ever be a starter for this team – it’s just ST. People get too easily seduced by great stats in ST – they don’t mean anything really.
    ————————————————
    agree

  107. West Coast Yankee Fan February 27th, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    Granderson still has a lot to prove. He knows that better than anyone. He had a poor year in 2010 except for basically 29 games – one month, September/October.

    I’m optimistic he will have a much better year.

  108. LGY February 27th, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    Betsy

    Perfect game.

  109. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 27th, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    Fran, remember how protective we were of Curtis? I remember you, Tar (I believe) and I speaking to his defense when people were really up in arms because he wasn’t hitting well. But that’s because we’re the first superhumans. Right gnat? (not you Fran)

  110. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 27th, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    Betsy, may I remind you that Phil Hughes was SUPPOSEDLY chosen for the rotation based on ST stats? So apparently they are meaningful to the Yankees!

  111. GreenBeret7 February 27th, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    Ledger_Yankees Star Ledger
    Fans cheering as Lee, Halladay, Hamels and Oswalt walk together down left field line. Would be cooler if they skipped.

    Ledger_Yankees Star Ledger
    Can you believe this Girardi guy, pulling Nova in the middle of a perfect game? So tired of these pitchers being babied

  112. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 27th, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    And in terms of ST stats and seduction, additional people are chosen to go north based on ST stats. Brett Gardner got the start over Melky based on ST stats. True players have to keep up, but obviously ST stats show something or they wouldn’t bother tracking them.

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

    I definitely think Mitre has the stuff to be a middle or end of rotation starter. Whether or not he ever will, who knows.

  113. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 27th, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    GB, are people witless? These guys start out on a pitch count! Hey I have a great idea! Let them go on until fans decide they shouldn’t, even though they’re not sufficiently stretched out yet!

    :roll:

  114. Betsy February 27th, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    Trisha, you’re seriously comparing Phil to Mitre ? I think he’s a very mediocre pitcher, but we shouldn’t really even debate this because we’re not on the same page at all.

  115. Betsy February 27th, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    LGY, oh, lol……..

  116. Betsy February 27th, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    Nova seems to have some of the best stuff on the staff, outside of CC of course……….It’s just one outing, but still he showed really good stuff last year and chutzpah as well. I don’t know how he was ever “touted” as merely a back-end guy.

  117. exiledintampa February 27th, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    mitre only gets one inning?

  118. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 27th, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    You’re the one who said ST stats are meaningless. Phil was SUPPOSEDLY competing for a spot and the decision was going to be made based on ST. You can’t have it both ways Betsy. You may not think they count. Most teams find them extremely meaningful. Players going north are chosen based on ST, where there are choices to be made.

    That’s all I’m saying. You and teams are not on the same page regarding ST.

    Not comparing Mitre to anyone but Mitre. I find him extremely underrated and I think he is very talented. The further he gets away from TJ the better he gets.

  119. GreenBeret7 February 27th, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    Trisha, Carig has been tossing crazy digs at everyone this spring. He has a “Heel Turn Tuesday”. He just expanded it…just having fun. He just hammered Caldera about his age and the age of his liver after hammering Curry about his “effeminant” choice of shirts.

  120. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 27th, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    GB, oh that was meant to be a joke! On the heels of what LGY said I thought it was serious.

    :)

  121. Betsy February 27th, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    Trisha, IMO Mitre was not competing for a spot last year – no matter what Joe/Cash said. That was going to Phil or Joba.

    I don’t want to argue with you, so let’s just agree to disagree on Mitre.

  122. West Coast Yankee Fan February 27th, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    I certainly wouldn’t call Mtire mediocre. You don’t stick in the majior leagues and compete for a roster spot being mediocre. There are role pitchers on a roster and I think Mitre could be that guy. Probably as a long man and emergency starter.

    Keep in mind it’s typical to get stronger as you move away from TJ surgery. He’s throwing well.

  123. West Coast Yankee Fan February 27th, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    sp – Mitre

  124. yankeefeminista February 27th, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    Betsy February 27th, 2011 at 2:03 pm
    Nova seems to have some of the best stuff on the staff, outside of CC of course……….It’s just one outing, but still he showed really good stuff last year and chutzpah as well. I don’t know how he was ever “touted” as merely a back-end guy.
    _____
    His stuff was moslty considered plus; it was more about his command earlier but he has always had the stuff.

    Curtis is so underrated in CF.

  125. yankeefeminista February 27th, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    *mostly*

  126. exiledintampa February 27th, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    Garardi defending Jeter leading off because he scored 100 runs? how many would Gardner have with 47 stolen bases and leading the team in (obp)?

  127. Fran the original February 27th, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    Trisha,

    Granderson got hurt early and then needed to come back from injury as well as adjust to playing in NY. I expect great things from him this season.

  128. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 27th, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    Betsy we’ll definitely agree to disagree on Mitre.

    The sad part is that you are probably right that there was no real competition, but the Yankees advertised it as such and Mitre was less than happy when he had the best record in ST at one point and a ton of Ks, and the job went to someone else. Not a good thing.

  129. GreenBeret7 February 27th, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue February 27th, 2011 at 2:06 pm
    GB, oh that was meant to be a joke! On the heels of what LGY said I thought it was serious.

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

    Carig is leaving nobody untouched. On Tuesdays, get gets on the folks that send questions to him. Some funny stuff….much like Randy, MTU, Pat M. and me, although, I’m really a gentle soul.

  130. Jerkface February 27th, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    You don’t stick in the majior leagues and compete for a roster spot being mediocre.

    Hilarious. Mediocre players certainly can stick in the majors. There is a value to mediocrity. Mitre is probably worse than mediocre given his career stats.

  131. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 27th, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    “Granderson got hurt early and then needed to come back from injury as well as adjust to playing in NY. I expect great things from him this season.”

    Fran, absolutely. Fans aren’t real good about allowing a breaking in period. Especially coming from anywhere to the Bronx! Geesh.

  132. Georgia_in_MS February 27th, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    I came in on the last part of the conversation with Giardi. Was Giardi talking about Posada being primarily DH for the season or just for spring training?

  133. exiledintampa February 27th, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    for the season

  134. Fran the original February 27th, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    Georgia,

    For the season. Not sure if Posada will catch any games at all.

  135. jacksquat February 27th, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    Georgia_in_MS February 27th, 2011 at 2:11 pm
    I came in on the last part of the conversation with Giardi. Was Giardi talking about Posada being primarily DH for the season or just for spring training?

    It sounded like he planned for him to DH only, unless someone gets injured or is playing terribly, etc.

  136. yankeefeminista February 27th, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    Killer B is up.

  137. PhiltheThrill February 27th, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    Nova may be a little like Wang, though Wang’s development was stymied by injuries. Hey, it’s Dellin Betances!

  138. m February 27th, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    Trisha, you gave to watch the rest of the movie.

    As for Mitre, I don’t think he has any illusions about his role on the team. T’were not for Girardi, he’d likely not be here.

    He is getting stronger and better, and could likely go back to starting. But it won’t be for the Yankees. There’s too many good guys behind him almost ready to break through.

  139. exiledintampa February 27th, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    Dellin!

  140. yankeefeminista February 27th, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    K

  141. J. Alfred Prufrock February 27th, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    Dellin to Jesus!!!

    Did I just make this whole thing up????

  142. Betsy February 27th, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    Yankeesfem, he’s going to get hit around at times like all youngsters do, but he should be just fine as the #5……..I like groundball pitchers because when they give up hits, they’re generally not going to fly out of the park, lol. Granted, they can also give up annnoying cheap hits…………

  143. yankeefeminista February 27th, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock February 27th, 2011 at 2:17 pm
    Dellin to Jesus!!!

    Did I just make this whole thing up????
    _____
    Dellin Dealin’ Holy Jesus!!! :)

  144. J. Alfred Prufrock February 27th, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    That FB just explodes up. No clue what hit ‘em.

  145. Against All Odds February 27th, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    Msg to Curry no more starter to reliever experiments please

  146. J. Alfred Prufrock February 27th, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    yankeefeminista February 27th, 2011 at 2:18 pm
    J. Alfred Prufrock February 27th, 2011 at 2:17 pm
    Dellin to Jesus!!!

    Did I just make this whole thing up????
    _____
    Dellin Dealin’ Holy Jesus!!!
    ////

    Oughta be against the law :D :D :D

  147. yankeefeminista February 27th, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock February 27th, 2011 at 2:19 pm
    yankeefeminista February 27th, 2011 at 2:18 pm
    J. Alfred Prufrock February 27th, 2011 at 2:17 pm
    Dellin to Jesus!!!

    Did I just make this whole thing up????
    _____
    Dellin Dealin’ Holy Jesus!!!
    ////

    Oughta be against the law
    _____
    QFT :)

  148. J. Alfred Prufrock February 27th, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    Like I said, he’s not that scrawny kid you guys all saw on video. Beast.Absolute. Beast.

  149. GreenBeret7 February 27th, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    Ruiz can smoke a fastball, and couldn’t keep that one squared up. Betances has thrown a lot of pitches in his first game, but, looks good…real good.

  150. jacksquat February 27th, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    Betances… oh my goodness…

  151. yankeefeminista February 27th, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    K!!!

  152. Carl February 27th, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    I said damn

  153. Fran the original February 27th, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    Wow. Impressive inning by Betances.

  154. exiledintampa February 27th, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    KKK!!!

  155. Betsy February 27th, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    Sweet, lol………….

  156. Joe from Long Island February 27th, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    Man, Betances was smokin’!

    I agree with Curry, because of the innings limit, no way Betances makes the team out of ST. MAYBE, a late season call up for bullpen help if needed.

    But, wow…..

  157. yankeefeminista February 27th, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    Taped it and will watch it 10 times more. :)

  158. PhiltheThrill February 27th, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    K:BB 3-1:)

  159. Betsy February 27th, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    Also, he’s not ready; why should the Yankees rush him like they’ve done other pitchers?

  160. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 27th, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    mel, if it weren’t for the Yankees determination to have either Hughes or Joba in the rotation last year, despite what they advertised otherwise, Mitre would have been the choice because he had the best ST. But I agree with you that with the glut of possibilities, his ship has likely sailed. However, we know what can happen before a season’s over with injuries etc. It’s to his benefit to stay ready for spot starts or long relief.

  161. yankeefeminista February 27th, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    He was once such a scrawny kid and he looked big last year live. But damn, he looks downright *huge* on TV.

  162. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 27th, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    mel, I did see the ending of the movie, at the point where the hot shot was talking to his (wife?) and flashed back to the war. But I missed everything from the point after he found the boy with the bomb in his stomach and then went around looking for him. I don’t know how much I missed.

  163. West Coast Yankee Fan February 27th, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    Jerkface February 27th, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    Hilarious. Mediocre players certainly can stick in the majors. There is a value to mediocrity. Mitre is probably worse than mediocre given his career stats.

    ********

    Maybe the dumbest thing you have ever posted and that’s saying something. No one playing in the major leagues is a mediocre ballplayer. They may not be as good as other players but mediocre? Sure. Go check the WAR on your baseball instincts.

  164. randy l. February 27th, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    betances has a very nice motion.

    montero catches the ball nicely.

    the only think that doesn’t sit right to my eye is that when he throws the ball back he lifts his left leg in almost a slight pitcher’s windup motion.

    i would think he wouldn’t want to put long extra motion in his muscle memory, but obviously it doesn’t bother girardi. so it’s probably just a thing he does when it doesn’t matter.

  165. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 27th, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    If anyone wants to watch Betances’ inning again and haven’t taped it, MLB is repeating the game again tonight at 8.

  166. Carl February 27th, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    # Betsy February 27th, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    Also, he’s not ready; why should the Yankees rush him like they’ve done other pitchers?

    It’s just talk.

  167. West Coast Yankee Fan February 27th, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    That Betances guy looks pretty good eh?

  168. m February 27th, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    Trisha,

    We all know there was no competition. Unless Hughes fell on his face, the spot was his.

    The competition was two-fold. They had gotten burned by handing jobs to both Ian and Phil before. It also made guys hungry.

    These kinds of pre-decisions and half-plans are decided on at the organizational meetings IMO. They have plans A, B, C, and D. That’s why the Yankees are good year in and year out. :)

  169. GreenBeret7 February 27th, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    This is one of the fun things about watching the young kids in the lower minors. You get to see them before they were anybody. I’s like when I was watching Montero, Romine and Laird…especially Laird. He’s shocked a lot of people so far…27th round pick.

  170. Betsy February 27th, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    WC, that’s just not true. Sure they aren’t mediocre compared to US, but we’re comparing them to other major leaguers. Mitre is very mediocre major leaguer…………

  171. Betsy February 27th, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    M,I don’t agree to the extent that I think it was Joba or Phil; I have never believed Phil had the job in the bag. I see no reason to think that way.

  172. exiledintampa February 27th, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    lol playin the buckner sound bite.

  173. J. Alfred Prufrock February 27th, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    yea he’s got an easy motion and he doesn’t fall off to the side when he releases the ball.
    If they deal that kid I will lie over the railroad tracks here in town and wait for the train.

    Jorge! Got to love montero’s 1st AB. Blanton couldn’t fool him and he scorched that pitch.

  174. Betsy February 27th, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    The thing is, Phil was hurt in 2008, so if they think the got burned by giving jobs to kids, I don’t think that was quite fair. They’ve given Nova the job this year – practically. Phil had to earn it last year, but Nova unless he completely falls apart, has the job. Interesting.

  175. Jerkface February 27th, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    Maybe the dumbest thing you have ever posted and that’s saying something. No one playing in the major leagues is a mediocre ballplayer. They may not be as good as other players but mediocre?

    Baseball players are the top 1% of all baseball athletes in the world, but within that distribution there are bad players, mediocre players, good players, and great players. Its a fact of life. Amusing you are going to try to argue against this. CC Sabathia is not the same kind of talent as Mitre. Compared to CC Sabathia, Mitre is a bad pitcher. Compared to the MAJOR LEAGUE AVERAGE, Mitre is worse. If you’re major league average, you’re mediocre by definition.

    Mitre has a 5 career ERA. But he is really great right?

  176. West Coast Yankee Fan February 27th, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    I’m not going to get into a semantics argument Betsy about what the meaning of mediocre is. He may not be as good as others but if you are competing for a roster spot on 12 man rotation with the Yankees after having been on the team before you are not mediocre.

  177. Betsy February 27th, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    I don’t think Banuelos or Betances will ever be traded……………..and there’s no one out there that I would trade them for (Felix is not being traded, IMO)

  178. Fran the original February 27th, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    MLB is repeating the game again tonight at 8.
    **************
    And YES is re-playing it tomorrow AM at 9.

  179. yankeefeminista February 27th, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock February 27th, 2011 at 2:32 pm
    yea he’s got an easy motion and he doesn’t fall off to the side when he releases the ball.
    If they deal that kid I will lie over the railroad tracks here in town and wait for the train.

    Jorge! Got to love montero’s 1st AB. Blanton couldn’t fool him and he scorched that pitch.
    _____
    Montero! Woo! and lol, about the RR tracks.

  180. exiledintampa February 27th, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    montero rbi first of many.

  181. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 27th, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    The Yankees don’t think Mitre is a very mediocre major leaguer. I can’t believe that you believe that Betsy. The Yankees don’t sign very mediocre major leaguers, bring them to the majors, have them start a good number of games, keep them around, and continue to bring them to ST. They have far too many players to do that kind of thing.

    I think it’s fine for any poster to value any player any way they so desire. But I think it’s important to realize that the Yankees eye is the one that counts and they likely have much better recognition skills than posters do.

  182. Betsy February 27th, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    WC, that’s NOT semantics, but whatever.

  183. West Coast Yankee Fan February 27th, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    Montero – a broken bat screamer. Love it.

  184. J. Alfred Prufrock February 27th, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    Holy —-! The bells just went off here on cue! Ladies and gents, behold our future!

  185. GreenBeret7 February 27th, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    randy l. February 27th, 2011 at 2:28 pm
    betances has a very nice motion.

    montero catches the ball nicely.

    the only think that doesn’t sit right to my eye is that when he throws the ball back he lifts his left leg in almost a slight pitcher’s windup motion.

    i would think he wouldn’t want to put long extra motion in his muscle memory, but obviously it doesn’t bother girardi. so it’s probably just a thing he does when it doesn’t matter.

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

    Randy, Montero has looked good back there. No movement, nice framing on a couple of pitches. He’s nowhere near the raw catcher of even the AA version.

  186. J. Alfred Prufrock February 27th, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    Montero! Woo! and lol, about the RR tracks.

    ///
    except I’m dead serious :D

  187. West Coast Yankee Fan February 27th, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    It’s fine Betsy. You can call him mediocre it’s not important. I’m not a huge Mitre fan but I think he’s a decent role pitcher or can be as I said. We can disagree. Maybe Mitre will get out pitched this spring and not make the team – who knows.

    Who would be your long man?

  188. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 27th, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    Always check jerkface’s “contentions”. He’ll try to sell anything if he can get away with it.

  189. yankeefeminista February 27th, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    GB7, He’s nowhere near the raw catcher of even the AA version.
    ______
    Couldn’t agree more; he looks slimmer and more agile, and it shows that he has been working hard on the latter.

  190. PhiltheThrill February 27th, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    Hey, it’s Adam Warren!

  191. LGY February 27th, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    Hilarious. Mediocre players certainly can stick in the majors. There is a value to mediocrity. Mitre is probably worse than mediocre given his career stats.

    ****

    The funniest part is that the first time Mitre gives up a run this season he will be first in line to bash Mitre as crap and Girardi for putting him in.

    WC is just trolling you Betsy.

  192. GreenBeret7 February 27th, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    Watch Warren and he’s more like Mussina than even Phelps is.

  193. yankeefeminista February 27th, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    Warren in? Who was that Phillies pitcher we were just tattooing?

  194. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 27th, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    “The funniest part is that the first time Mitre gives up a run this season he will be first in line to bash Mitre as crap and Girardi for putting him in. ”

    But you know I won’t!

    :)

  195. Betsy February 27th, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    WC, long men aren’t very good so I don’t care if Mitre is the long man………..he’s just someone to come in and give innings so we don’t waste the better pitchers when they don’t have it.

  196. LGY February 27th, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    Trisha

    My PG comment was a joke.

  197. exiledintampa February 27th, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    The flying Walendas the catching Molinas. Who’s more famous?

  198. MG February 27th, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    West Coast Yankee Fan February 27th, 2011 at 1:54 pm
    Granderson still has a lot to prove. He knows that better than anyone. He had a poor year in 2010 except for basically 29 games – one month, September/October.
    ———————————————–
    as always you have no clue.

    Grandy played in 49 games during the regular season after the swing changes with 13 HR, 34 RBIs, then had 1 HR and 6 RBIs in the postseason. That’s 58 games, champ, more than 1/3 of a season and certainly enough to project a solid season in 2011.

  199. Jerkface February 27th, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    Please try and refute Mitre’s career statistics, Trisha. He has a .310 winning percentage and a career ERA over 5. Career 1.5 WHIP.

    He is on the Yankees because Joe Girardi likes him.

  200. GreenBeret7 February 27th, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    Weight could always be an issue with Montero because of his sheer size.

  201. yankeefeminista February 27th, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock February 27th, 2011 at 2:35 pm
    Montero! Woo! and lol, about the RR tracks.

    ///
    except I’m dead serious
    ______
    I wouldn’t expect any less than that in this instance, Prufrock.

  202. randy l. February 27th, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    i think when trisha thinks a player is cute she rates his baseball ability on a curve.

  203. Betsy February 27th, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    LGY, is he? LOL Well, I was the one who believe the “Phil isn’t talking to Martin” blog, so it’s no surprise that I’d fall for this, lol

  204. exiledintampa February 27th, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    Finally Mesa’s in center.

  205. West Coast Yankee Fan February 27th, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    I wonder if when a baby boy is born named Molina, the attending physician puts profession – catcher on his birth certificate.

  206. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 27th, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    LG – I didn’t even know what PG was at that moment. I thought you were upset they were taking him out.

    Sorry.

    :D

  207. J. Alfred Prufrock February 27th, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    randy l. February 27th, 2011 at 2:39 pm
    i think when trisha thinks a player is cute she rates his baseball ability on a curve.

    ///
    why is that how you rate them?

  208. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 27th, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    “I think when trisha thinks a player is cute she rates his baseball ability on a curve.”

    That would be a tough thing to do with the Yankees and try to come out with a good curve since so many of them are cute.

  209. exiledintampa February 27th, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    WCYF- was thinking the same thing. ” catching required”

  210. J. Alfred Prufrock February 27th, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue February 27th, 2011 at 2:42 pm
    “I think when trisha thinks a player is cute she rates his baseball ability on a curve.”

    That would be a tough thing to do with the Yankees and try to come out with a good curve since so many of them are cute.

    ////

    trisha, is The Jesus not a heartbreaker? :D

  211. tyanksfan36 February 27th, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    I’m glad you all got to see Betances. I told you he was special the day I saw him strike out 5 in a row. The guy is just great.

  212. yankeefeminista February 27th, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    I want to see Mesa get a ball hit to him in the OF.

  213. J. Alfred Prufrock February 27th, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    exiledintampa February 27th, 2011 at 2:40 pm
    Finally Mesa’s in center.
    ///

    yea just one treat after another this afternoon.

  214. exiledintampa February 27th, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    slow puttin the tag down.

  215. jacksquat February 27th, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    Grab some bench, Howard. :)

  216. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 27th, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    The Jesus is indeed a heartbreaker!

    :)

    I tend to look at potential and progress more than snapshots in time. I find many fans tend to get frozen in place based on snapshots in time. Just not my style. Right Fran?

  217. J. Alfred Prufrock February 27th, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    Geez, how unusual. Ryan Howard clueless to extend his AB on breaking pitch :D.

  218. randy l. February 27th, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    “why is that how you rate them?”

    J. Alfred Prufroc

    just a little friendly teasing of trisha.

    i could tell you how i judge players , but i’d probably have to dumb it down for you.

    so why bother.

  219. GreenBeret7 February 27th, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    yankeefeminista February 27th, 2011 at 2:43 pm
    I want to see Mesa get a ball hit to him in the OF.

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

    You really want to see him throw.

  220. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 27th, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    randy, not fair. J Al is a bright guy.

    J Al, randy is a former bullpen catcher so he looks at things through a different prism. He also likes to bust chops.

    :)

  221. yankeefeminista February 27th, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    GreenBeret7 February 27th, 2011 at 2:47 pm
    yankeefeminista February 27th, 2011 at 2:43 pm
    I want to see Mesa get a ball hit to him in the OF.

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

    You really want to see him throw.
    ________
    That too.

  222. J. Alfred Prufrock February 27th, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    randy l. February 27th, 2011 at 2:46 pm
    “why is that how you rate them?”

    J. Alfred Prufroc

    just a little friendly teasing of trisha.

    i could tell you how i judge players , but i’d probably have to dumb it down for you.

    so why bother.

    //
    right, don’t bother. you already showed your own dumb view that women judge players on whether they are “cute.”

    Cute.

  223. West Coast Yankee Fan February 27th, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    MG February 27th, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    as always you have no clue. Grandy played in 49 games during the regular season after the swing changes with 13 HR, 34 RBIs, then had 1 HR and 6 RBIs in the postseason. That’s 58 games, champ, more than 1/3 of a season and certainly enough to project a solid season in 2011.

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

    Look if you are wrong, just keep quiet. Why intentionally look foolish? Did I say anything about a swing change? I stated facts. He had a lousy year except for one month (he had a good post season)

    (before July – poor)

    July – .266/.314/.436 – 3 home runs

    August – .225/.310/.438 – 5 home runs

    September/October – .263/.362/.596 – 9 home runs

  224. yankeefeminista February 27th, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    Of course Nova is going to win a spot. If he didn’t, the Yankees would be shooting themselves in the foot.

  225. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 27th, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    Nova has such a nice smile. He looks like he’d be a happy guy, like Robby.

  226. J. Alfred Prufrock February 27th, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    Michael Kay does not do homework.He thinks he can get by on his charm.

  227. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 27th, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    I put no stock in game scores, especially at the beginning of ST, but I will point out that yesterday the Phils sent a rather mediocre lineup and the Yanks ended up losing by one run. Today the Yanks sent their B lineup (most of the players) and they are kicking the butts of the Phils. 6-0 already. Hardee har har har har har!

    :)

    That said, with a little bet

  228. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 27th, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    With a little better pitching, the Yankees could have taken yesterday easily.

  229. randy l. February 27th, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock-

    trisha knows i was making a friendly teasing comment.

    mind your own business.

  230. Fran the original February 27th, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    Just not my style. Right Fran?
    *************
    Trisha,
    Absolutely :)

  231. J. Alfred Prufrock February 27th, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    get lost. I’m not interested.

  232. Emerald Monday February 27th, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    Where is Ruby Tuesday ? Time to wipe the floor with him and his Red Sux bs.

  233. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 27th, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    yankfem, what we need to see is Nova get past the 5th and 6th inning without starting to lose it. I totally believe he has the ability to do it. I think that god Rothschild is going to figure out the path.

    :)

  234. mick February 27th, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    Michael Kay does not do homework.He thinks he can get by on his charm.
    ====================
    lol

  235. exiledintampa February 27th, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    Some very knowledgeable people on this blog but, way to much petty bickering. Are all you people off your meds? lighten up will you.

  236. mick February 27th, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    Some very knowledgeable people on this blog but, way to much petty bickering. Are all you people off your meds? lighten up will you.
    ======================
    many haters

  237. GreenBeret7 February 27th, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    First game, but, Warren’s a little off target.

  238. Yankee Trader February 27th, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    Kay was talking about self-inflicted injuries pertaining to Madson kicking a chair and injuring his toe.

    I was trying to come up with an MLB player with the dumbest self-inflicted injury and came up with this one.

    Glenallen Hill is nicknamed “Spiderman” but not because he swings through the air or is a fan of the comic. The outfielder got his nickname from an incident spurred on by his significant arachnophobia. Early in his career while with the Blue Jays, Hill was having a violent nightmare about spiders. While still asleep, he tried to escape from the phantom nightmare spiders and fell into a glass table. This nightmare gaveHH Hill cuts on his toes and elbows, carpet burns on his knees, landed him on the 15-day DL and bestowed upon him his nickname.

    Any others you can think of that might top this one?

  239. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 27th, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    J Al and Randy, I think you guys accidentally got off on the wrong foot. I think you would really appreciate each other’s opinions on things.

    J Al, thank you for taking up for me. Randy does like to tease me, but he isn’t meaning to be nasty about it. Randy, J Al has been around when some gratuitous shots have been lobbed in my direction so I’m sure this just appeared to be another.

    You guys are both bright and astute fans. I know because I’m a good judge of bright. Right Fran?

    ;)

  240. tyanksfan36 February 27th, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    I stand by the idea that Nova was fatigued and that was the main reason he didn’t make it out of the 5th. Hadn’t he already exceeded his innings limits by the time he came up? I think and hope that was the issue. Only time will tell.

  241. West Coast Yankee Fan February 27th, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    LOL! Emerald Monday??? I love it. Funny!!

  242. GreenBeret7 February 27th, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    Surprised that Warren has gone 37 pitches this early.

  243. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 27th, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    STFU Lee!!!!

  244. J. Alfred Prufrock February 27th, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    I’m gettin tired of looking at Cliff Lee’s face.

  245. 108 stitches February 27th, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    Girardi may say that Mitre is in the mix as a starter but in reality, his role is best suited as a long reliever and (possible) spot starter when the schedule backs up during some points in the season.

  246. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 27th, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    Emerald, you are going to notice that Ruby’s style is to totally disappear when the Yanks are doing well – even in the middle of a game when they turn things around – and only come around when there is a negative snapshot in time.

  247. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 27th, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    This is a YES broadcast. Why are the Yankees fawning all over Lee? VOMIT.

    Nice that he threw himself into the “great” rotation. I bet if CC were asked the same question, he would mention everyone but himself.

    THANK YOU BRIAN CASHMAN FOR NOT OFFERING LEE ANYTHING MORE THAN YOU DID.

  248. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 27th, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    “Girardi may say that Mitre is in the mix as a starter but in reality, his role is best suited as a long reliever and (possible) spot starter when the schedule backs up during some points in the season.”

    Nothing wrong with that!

  249. yankeefeminista February 27th, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue February 27th, 2011 at 2:56 pm
    yankfem, what we need to see is Nova get past the 5th and 6th inning without starting to lose it. I totally believe he has the ability to do it. I think that god Rothschild is going to figure out the path.
    ___
    tyanksfan36 February 27th, 2011 at 3:00 pm
    I stand by the idea that Nova was fatigued and that was the main reason he didn’t make it out of the 5th. Hadn’t he already exceeded his innings limits by the time he came up? I think and hope that was the issue. Only time will tell.
    _______
    Fatigue and Nova’s innings (50ish more than ’09) were definitely a factor. He should be better this year.

  250. Fran the original February 27th, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    I know because I’m a good judge of bright. Right Fran?
    ***************
    Trisha, again absolutely :)

  251. mick February 27th, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    who is austin crumb?

  252. J. Alfred Prufrock February 27th, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    This is a YES broadcast. Why are the Yankees fawning all over Lee? VOMIT.

    ///
    That’s my question. I never wanted the guy in the first place. Not for $$$ and certainly not for Montero.

  253. exiledintampa February 27th, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    Betances looked very good except to me everything was up in the zone.

  254. Fran the original February 27th, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    yankeetrader,

    How about Kevin Brown punching the clubhouse wall with his pitching hand?

  255. Carl February 27th, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    # exiledintampa February 27th, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    Betances looked very good except to me everything was up in the zone.

    It’s early. I just look at the stuff. The stuff looked good.

  256. mick February 27th, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    ok thats austin krum

  257. exiledintampa February 27th, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    or doyle alexander breaking his hand on the water cooler.

  258. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 27th, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    Wonder if TJ gets royalties every time they mention his name!

    :)

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

    J Al, I agree about Lee. The thought of giving a 32-year-old pitcher a 7-year contract is pretty outrageous! This is the same guy who just got creamed in the world series! Puh-lease!

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

    Fran, brightness runs in our family, my dear sister!

    :)

  259. mick February 27th, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    , 2010 Sean S. Posted in Minor League Player Profiles | 5 Comments »

    Full Name: Austin M. Krum
    Position: Center-field
    Born: 01/19/1986
    Birthplace: Manhattan Beach, CA
    College: Dallas Baptist
    Height: 6? 0?
    Weight: 190
    Bats: L
    Throws: L

    Background:

    Selected by New York Yankees in 9th Round (304th overall) of 2007 amateur entry draft with a signing bonus of $110,000. Was offered to play football at Northern Colorado. His walk-up theme song is the Gummi Bear song and it relaxes him

  260. exiledintampa February 27th, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    # Carl February 27th, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    # exiledintampa February 27th, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    Betances looked very good except to me everything was up in the zone.

    It’s early. I just look at the stuff. The stuff looked good.
    Agreed.

  261. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 27th, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    “yankeetrader,

    How about Kevin Brown punching the clubhouse wall with his pitching hand?”

    I was thinking exactly the same thing and thought of a possible name based on what was said he did next, but I didn’t want to be mean to him.

  262. West Coast Yankee Fan February 27th, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    Betances could not have looked any better. Outstanding!

    Imagine growing up in the Bronx and then winding up pitching for the Yankees. Talk about dreams coming true.

  263. GreenBeret7 February 27th, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    Yankee Trader February 27th, 2011 at 3:00 pm
    Kay was talking about self-inflicted injuries pertaining to Madson kicking a chair and injuring his toe.

    I was trying to come up with an MLB player with the dumbest self-inflicted injury and came up with this one.

    Glenallen Hill is nicknamed “Spiderman” but not because he swings through the air or is a fan of the comic. The outfielder got his nickname from an incident spurred on by his significant arachnophobia. Early in his career while with the Blue Jays, Hill was having a violent nightmare about spiders. While still asleep, he tried to escape from the phantom nightmare spiders and fell into a glass table. This nightmare gaveHH Hill cuts on his toes and elbows, carpet burns on his knees, landed him on the 15-day DL and bestowed upon him his nickname.

    Any others you can think of that might top this one?

    Braves had a relief pitcher back in the ’60s named Cecil Upshaw, and he and a couple of other players were walking down the sidewalk in NY one day and he was tall, college basketball player was showing him his dunk shot. He caught his finger on a metal awning and almost riped his finger off.

    The other one was Mantle’s “shin splints”. Playing golf with Ford and Sturdevant and driving 350 yard shots out of bounds. Sturdevant was laughing, and as Mantle told it, the laughing made him so mad that he swung the club at an overhanging tree limb, and in his words said, “As usual, I missed it again”.(strikeouts). He said that he drove the blade of the club into his leg about mid-shin.

  264. J. Alfred Prufrock February 27th, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    exiledintampa February 27th, 2011 at 3:06 pm
    Betances looked very good except to me everything was up in the zone.
    ///
    couple of curves didn’t break but the ones that did were sick.His in-your-face FB is him pitching up on purpose. Guys swings through those.

  265. exiledintampa February 27th, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    Yankees have exclusive rights to all amateurs named melky?

  266. Fran the original February 27th, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    I was thinking exactly the same thing
    ***********
    Trisha, you’re right. Brightness does run in our family :)

  267. GreenBeret7 February 27th, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    With Betances’ fastball, nobody is going to hit that high fastball and they can’t lay off of it.

  268. tyanksfan36 February 27th, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    Wow, Melky Mesa did something other than strikeout or hit a homerun. Bummer he got caught stealing though. At least he tried.

  269. Yankee Trader February 27th, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    Fran-

    “How about Kevin Brown punching the clubhouse wall with his pitching hand?”

    —————————————-
    Or maybe Joel Zumaya injuring his wrist and going on DL after playing guitar hero!

    Trisha-Your future is bright so you might want to wear shades!!

  270. PhiltheThrill February 27th, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    When Dellin has been healthy, no one has hit him.

  271. Vineyard Yankee February 27th, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    Trish

    Thanks, I will keep an eye out for him. Time to dis him and his Beantown BS.

  272. J. Alfred Prufrock February 27th, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    PhiltheThrill February 27th, 2011 at 3:17 pm
    When Dellin has been healthy, no one has hit him.
    ///
    I’ve seen him live 3X and yea it’s pretty much a waste of time to step into the batter’s box.

  273. yankeefeminista February 27th, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock February 27th, 2011 at 3:20 pm
    PhiltheThrill February 27th, 2011 at 3:17 pm
    When Dellin has been healthy, no one has hit him.
    ///
    I’ve seen him live 3X and yea it’s pretty much a waste of time to step into the batter’s box.
    _____
    I too can vouch for this.

  274. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 27th, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    Imagine if Aaron Bleepin’ Boone hadn’t gotten hurt playing basketball in the offseason. Who might be at 3rd base right now? No telling!

    Aaron Bleepin’ Boone. The gift that just keeps on giving!

    :)

  275. GreenBeret7 February 27th, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    Should get Mark Prior.

  276. West Coast Yankee Fan February 27th, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    I’m all for making sure a pitcher makes his way level to level through the minors and builds up his innings year by year, hopefully avoiding injuries. But I sure hope the Yankees don’t baby guys like Betances. If you can pitch you can pitch, no matter how old you are.

    If he continues to pitch like this I can’t see him being in the minor leagues next year, even if he starts this season in AA.

  277. GreenBeret7 February 27th, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    Sad news about The Duke. RIP, Dook. You started alot of arguments about center fielders

  278. GreenBeret7 February 27th, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    Ledger_Yankees Star Ledger
    Baseball looks like a sunflower seed in Betances’ hand

  279. Yankee Trader February 27th, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    Andy Sisco- Didn’t I read he was cut by the Yankees??

    2/23/2011-Neal Cotts and Andy Sisco, two pitchers who were, in reality, no more than candidates for the Scranton bullpen, were cut today by the Yankees. Cotts and Sisco, both left-handers who pitched in the bigs most recently with the White Sox, were signed to minor league deals earlier in the offseason.

  280. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 27th, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    “Trish

    Thanks, I will keep an eye out for him. Time to dis him and his Beantown BS.”

    Good luck with that. That little rat is not to be dissueded. GRRRR!

    :(

  281. J. Alfred Prufrock February 27th, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    I too can vouch for this.
    ///

    YF how long do you think our boy will even be at Trenton? I’m spoiled havin him in my backyard.

  282. Carl February 27th, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    You’ve been Pujols’d again lidge.

  283. Fran the original February 27th, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    Yankee Trader,

    Joel Zumaya would rank up there. And who was the player last season who broke his foot jumping on home plate after a walk-off hit?

  284. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 27th, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    RIP Duke, even though you finished your career with the Mets.

    :(

  285. exiledintampa February 27th, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    When i was a kid “DUKE” was one of the few non yankees i liked.

  286. GreenBeret7 February 27th, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    Yankee Trader February 27th, 2011 at 3:24 pm
    Andy Sisco- Didn’t I read he was cut by the Yankees??

    2/23/2011-Neal Cotts and Andy Sisco, two pitchers who were, in reality, no more than candidates for the Scranton bullpen, were cut today by the Yankees. Cotts and Sisco, both left-handers who pitched in the bigs most recently with the White Sox, were signed to minor league deals earlier in the offseason.

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

    It was an error in reporting. Only Cotts was cut.

  287. Joe from Long Island February 27th, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    Duke Snider, 85 years of age. RIP.

    The last surviving member of the Boys of Summer.

    Willie, Mickey, and the Duke. Three Hall of Fame centerfielders, all playing in NYC in the 1950s, the glory days of NY baseball.

    Another part of the 20th century, gone.

  288. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 27th, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    Brad “spoiled brat” Lidge.

    :)

  289. PhiltheThrill February 27th, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    Players who have been sent down to the minor league camp often appear in ST games, especially road games, after their demotions.

  290. exiledintampa February 27th, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    # Fran the original February 27th, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    Yankee Trader,

    Joel Zumaya would rank up there. And who was the player last season who broke his foot jumping on home plate after a walk-off hit?
    Kendey morales LAA

  291. GreenBeret7 February 27th, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    Fran the original February 27th, 2011 at 3:25 pm
    Yankee Trader,

    Joel Zumaya would rank up there. And who was the player last season who broke his foot jumping on home plate after a walk-off hit?

    ———————————————————————————————————————

    angels Kendry Morales

  292. West Coast Yankee Fan February 27th, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    Vazquez keeps doing that – he might make it interesting.

  293. Fran the original February 27th, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    GB,

    Did they say that Snider played for the Mets when they first came into existance? I didn’t know that. I remember that Willie Mays did.

  294. Joe from Long Island February 27th, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    Jorge Vasquez with his second bomb in as many days. The guy hits with authority.

    I wonder if they’ll work him out at 3rd, down in Scranton?

  295. exiledintampa February 27th, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    Kendry? sp?

  296. J. Alfred Prufrock February 27th, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    If he continues to pitch like this I can’t see him being in the minor leagues next year, even if he starts this season in AA.

    ///

    his ETA I believe is 2012

  297. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 27th, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    “Joel Zumaya would rank up there. And who was the player last season who broke his foot jumping on home plate after a walk-off hit?”

    Fran I remember that. Didn’t the guy hit a granny?

  298. yankeefeminista February 27th, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock February 27th, 2011 at 3:25 pm
    I too can vouch for this.
    ///

    YF how long do you think our boy will even be at Trenton? I’m spoiled havin him in my backyard.
    _____
    Depends on who we have at AAA. We have a dearth of spots, and probably will move someone from the AAA contingent, I am guessing. Killer B’s could be at AA, AAA or mlb imminently, although obviously Brackman’s the one on the 40 man.

  299. Fran the original February 27th, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    Kendry Morales. Thanks, exiled and GB.

  300. West Coast Yankee Fan February 27th, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    Pretty impressive.

  301. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 27th, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    That’s right, Kendry Morales. I think that was a huge loss for the Angels.

  302. Yankee Trader February 27th, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    Fran- Then there’s the idiot Milton Bradley tearing up his knee arguing with an umpire after called out at first.

  303. Yankee Trader February 27th, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    GB-

    Was Neal Cotts injured?

  304. Carl February 27th, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    http://uk.video.yahoo.com/watch/456784

    Talking baseball.

    RIP Duke.

  305. GreenBeret7 February 27th, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFdAJRglHs4

    Yankee Baseball, Terry Cashman

  306. exiledintampa February 27th, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    # Yankee Trader February 27th, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    Fran- Then there’s the idiot Milton Bradley tearing up his knee arguing with an umpire after called out at first.
    Ya. that’s funny. i don’t care who you are.

  307. J. Alfred Prufrock February 27th, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    I wonder what Vazquez’s splits are? That’d be a nasty bat to have in your back pocket. In case anyone missed it, Betances & Montero are gonna be interviewed on YES postgame show. LOL Kay’s flipping out over Betances,do your homework Kay, this is who this kid is.

  308. 108 stitches February 27th, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    R.I.P. The Duke of Flatbush.

    Only Willie remains ………………

    http://uk.video.yahoo.com/watch/456784/2533611

  309. GreenBeret7 February 27th, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    Trader, not sure. I read that his arm just didn’t come around

  310. m February 27th, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    Trisha, what is Cliff Lee saying? I read those tweets about his pre-game comments. Sounds like he was trying to take the sting out of his previous comments.

    Never really cared for him, but I was hoping we could bolster our pitching with the acquisition. But that’s all he was for me. An acquisition. Zero personality. Aloof, bordering on arrogant. And it seemed like he’s on some kind of medication.

    Not saying he’s not a good pitcher because he’s one if the best in baseball. But I’m relieved we didn’t put up a big outlay for him.

  311. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 27th, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    Carmelo Anthony’s wife is supposedly the newest it person in town. Does everyone remember when Kris Benson’s wife hit town? What a trailer park trash hooker female she was! Holy God I remember her going on Howard Stern telling him that she had told her husband that if he ever cheated on her she would sleep with every member of the Mets, including the clubhouse guy. She had tatooes and a real deep voice. She had other assets too that were “added” attractions.

  312. J. Alfred Prufrock February 27th, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    yankeefeminista February 27th, 2011 at 3:29 pm
    J. Alfred Prufrock February 27th, 2011 at 3:25 pm
    I too can vouch for this.
    ///

    YF how long do you think our boy will even be at Trenton? I’m spoiled havin him in my backyard.
    _____
    Depends on who we have at AAA. We have a dearth of spots, and probably will move someone from the AAA contingent, I am guessing. Killer B’s could be at AA, AAA or mlb imminently, although obviously Brackman’s the one on the 40 man.

    ////
    True.Keep him in Trenton, where the hitters and the pizza are better ;).

  313. Carl February 27th, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    trisha,

    Melo’s wife is from NY though.

    BK. She isn’t like that.

  314. Jerkface February 27th, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    Fran- Then there’s the idiot Milton Bradley tearing up his knee arguing with an umpire after called out at first.

    He tore up his knee after the umpire called him a racist epithet, not arguing the call. That umpire should have been fired and yet he remains gainfully employed.

  315. GreenBeret7 February 27th, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    Prior was supposed to pitch. Hopefully, tomorrow.

  316. exiledintampa February 27th, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    Verizon here in Tampa so screwed up. They carry YES HD. The one that doesn’t carry the games. Yankeeography on during broadcasts. gotta have mlb.com to see the games.

  317. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 27th, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    mel, first he said that the reason he signed with the Phils is because he thought it was his best chance to win a World Series. Then he was talking about the “great” Phils rotation, and mentioned the players by name and said “and me.” I just couldn’t picture CC referring to a great rotation that he was a member of and saying “and me”.

    I didn’t want him and I was happy we didn’t get him. It just felt like there was some kind of trend to get pitchers who always gave the Yankees trouble but may not have given other teams the same kind of trouble. Well duh.

  318. m February 27th, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    Dan Patrick used to play an Anna Benson clip from one of his interviews with her. “I have huge breasteses.”. It’s a classic.

  319. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 27th, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    “Verizon here in Tampa so screwed up. They carry YES HD. The one that doesn’t carry the games. Yankeeography on during broadcasts. gotta have mlb.com to see the games.”

    Verizon here does the same thing. That’s why I have DirecTV in addition.

  320. MG February 27th, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    West Coast Yankee Fan February 27th, 2011 at 2:48 pm
    MG February 27th, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    as always you have no clue. Grandy played in 49 games during the regular season after the swing changes with 13 HR, 34 RBIs, then had 1 HR and 6 RBIs in the postseason. That’s 58 games, champ, more than 1/3 of a season and certainly enough to project a solid season in 2011.

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

    Look if you are wrong, just keep quiet. Why intentionally look foolish? Did I say anything about a swing change? I stated facts. He had a lousy year except for one month (he had a good post season)

    (before July – poor)

    July – .266/.314/.436 – 3 home runs

    August – .225/.310/.438 – 5 home runs

    September/October – .263/.362/.596 – 9 home runs
    ==================
    it’s impossible to argue with stupidity, pudgy. He made major swing changes in mid-August, weren’t you watching games during then? He was in an awful slump, made the changes, and hit well from that point forward. What does a calendar month have to do with anything?

    Bye, bye…

  321. yankeefeminista February 27th, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    Morales injury actually occurred after he had hit a walk-off grand slam. His hitting was really starting to take off; that injury definitely killed the Angels.

  322. GreenBeret7 February 27th, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    bye-bye, Buddy Carlyle. Your career is going to your sister, Kitty.

  323. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 27th, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    “Dan Patrick used to play an Anna Benson clip from one of his interviews with her. “I have huge breasteses.”. It’s a classic.”

    She really said that? OMG. She also told stories about how she and Kris used to have sex (for some reason “make love” doesn’t seem to fit here) in their SUV in the parking lot of the ballpark after games. It might have been before he went to the Mets.

  324. 108 stitches February 27th, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    Neal Cotts left after just a few days in camp. Said he couldn’t pitch up to his expectations.

    Kinda funny because he was issued No. 35 which means the number is out of mothballs.

  325. GreenBeret7 February 27th, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    Your career is going to ***join*** your

  326. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 27th, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    “bye-bye, Buddy Carlyle. Your career is going to your sister, Kitty.”

    :lol:

    yanfem, I agree that Morales’ injury really hurt the Angels. He was definitely one of their best players.

  327. J. Alfred Prufrock February 27th, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    Betances interview comin up.

  328. RMS February 27th, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    “It just felt like there was some kind of trend to get pitchers who always gave the Yankees trouble but may not have given other teams the same kind of trouble.”

    Like AJ?

    —————————————————
    As far as Lee, most Yankee fans, except a few, would have been very happy to have him and CC as their 1/2 in the rotation.

  329. m February 27th, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    Melo & amare on ABC. Probably will be up on espn later for all you knicks fans

  330. GreenBeret7 February 27th, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    Some more of the youngsters showed promise again today. Nobody was hurt. Good game.

  331. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 27th, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    “As far as Lee, most Yankee fans, except a few, would have been very happy to have him and CC as their 1/2 in the rotation.”

    I’m sure you’re absolutely right. I was definitely in the minority.

  332. exiledintampa February 27th, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    I wish MLB.TV would show the post game interviews instead of crappen out as soon as the game is over.

  333. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 27th, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    I REALLY wanted to get to watch AJ pitch.

    :(

  334. GreenBeret7 February 27th, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    Fran the original February 27th, 2011 at 3:28 pm
    GB,

    Did they say that Snider played for the Mets when they first came into existance? I didn’t know that. I remember that Willie Mays did

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

    Fran, not sure if Snider played for the Mets in ’62 or ’63. He played for the giants in one of those years, which had to kill Dodger fans. I know Gil Hodges played for the ’62 Mets. George Weiss, Mets GM and (one time Yankee GM) filled the ’62 Mets with ex-Yankees, Dodgers and Giants just to draw the fans.

  335. Tarheel In NYC February 27th, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    I thought the Baby Bombers looked great today!

    I throughly enjoyed watching this game…at least until TWC’s delicate system went kerwonky and I had nothing but a black screen for the last half of the game. Fortunately, I was chatting online with a good friend who kept me advised.

    I completely missed Betances’ stellar performance :(

  336. Fran the original February 27th, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    I am not a big Milton Bradley fan, but I actually felt bad for him with that injury. It was the umpire’s fault.

  337. yankeefeminista February 27th, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    Not sure why the Yankees YES broadcast is spending ST devoid of a pitcher or catcher commentator. Where is one of Cone, Leiter, Flaherty? There are too many reporter types and no pitching/catching pundits. These broadcasts have too much fluff. & the interviews during play are driving me a little nuts. Has a Fox playoffs kinda feel.

  338. Jerkface February 27th, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    I’m sure you’re absolutely right. I was definitely in the minority.

    Post-facto, before Lee spurned the yankees all you were posting was: Cliffy, come to mama.

    Lack of self awareness…

  339. Fran the original February 27th, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    GB,

    Thanks. They say history repeats itself. The Mets may need to bring in some old stars to get the fans back. Plus that may be all they can afford.

  340. yankeefeminista February 27th, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    Tarheel In NYC February 27th, 2011 at 3:51 pm
    I thought the Baby Bombers looked great today!

    I throughly enjoyed watching this game…at least until TWC’s delicate system went kerwonky and I had nothing but a black screen for the last half of the game. Fortunately, I was chatting online with a good friend who kept me advised.

    I completely missed Betances’ stellar performance .
    _____________
    Yep, the boys looked sharp. Replay on mlb network at 8PM.

    I see you have changed your name to NYC; have you made your big move East?

  341. Yankee Trader February 27th, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    Jerkface-

    That umpire, Mike Winters, at first apparently baited Milton Bradley, and was suspended for the remainder of the season. I didn’t know that any racist comments were made.

  342. Fran the original February 27th, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    yankfeeminista,

    Pretty sure they rotate broadcast teams for spring training. Kay said he was going to be in Florida for 10 days and then he was coming back to NY.

  343. Tarheel In NYC February 27th, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    Yankeefem,

    I think you might have me confused with someone else :)

    I’ve been Tarheel in NYC since registration for the blog began. And I’ve lived in the East for my entire life :)

  344. J. Alfred Prufrock February 27th, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    yankeefeminista February 27th, 2011 at 3:53 pm
    Not sure why the Yankees YES broadcast is spending ST devoid of a pitcher or catcher commentator. Where is one of Cone, Leiter, Flaherty? There are too many reporter types and no pitching/catching pundits. These broadcasts have too much fluff. & the interviews during play are driving me a little nuts. Has a Fox playoffs kinda feel.

    ///
    You get the feeling they don’t want any criticism, just superficial stuff. They seem to be getting away more and more from the ex-player. Too threatening.

  345. Jerkface February 27th, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    I didn’t know that any racist comments were made.

    It wasn’t recorded, so there is no evidence, but the testimony of those on the field was that Winters used a racial slur against ole M.B.

    He has his issues, but in many cases he has been a victim of some pretty unfair characterization. Especially loved the Royals announcers deriding him when he was in Texas and suggesting he was worse for his actions than Hamilton and his drugs.

  346. J. Alfred Prufrock February 27th, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    Trisha – Rothschild feature now on YES.

  347. GreenBeret7 February 27th, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    My pleasure, Fran. It hurt that even Yogi not only coached and managed for the Mets, but, in ’65 actuallt played and caught for the Mets. he should have been a lifetime Yankee.

  348. yankeefeminista February 27th, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    Tarheel In NYC February 27th, 2011 at 3:57 pm
    Yankeefem,

    I think you might have me confused with someone else

    I’ve been Tarheel in NYC since registration for the blog began. And I’ve lived in the East for my entire life .
    ________
    I must have misread it; I thought you were originally Tarheel in NC. My bad. Also weren’t you saying you had seen the prospects elsewhere but hadn’t in the NY metro area??? Or did I imagine that also?

  349. GreenBeret7 February 27th, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    Sorry, but, Bradley brings 90% of the problems upon himself. He’s Joey Belle without the talent and resume of Belle. Zero sympathy for him. Not every team and everyone can be wrong about him.

  350. yankeefeminista February 27th, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock February 27th, 2011 at 3:58 pm
    yankeefeminista February 27th, 2011 at 3:53 pm
    Not sure why the Yankees YES broadcast is spending ST devoid of a pitcher or catcher commentator. Where is one of Cone, Leiter, Flaherty? There are too many reporter types and no pitching/catching pundits. These broadcasts have too much fluff. & the interviews during play are driving me a little nuts. Has a Fox playoffs kinda feel.

    ///
    You get the feeling they don’t want any criticism, just superficial stuff. They seem to be getting away more and more from the ex-player. Too threatening.
    ______
    It IS r-e-a-l-l-y frustrating. No one discussing pitch selection or Montero’s positioning behind the plate. Jack Curry, Kim and Michael Kay are good reporters, but not people whose in game particulars I covet, and Singleton does zero to none in terms of analysis.

  351. Tarheel In NYC February 27th, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    Yankeefem,

    No worries! I think there was someone who used to post under a similar nickname before I arrived here. Apparently, I inadvertently stole his/her moniker when LoHud started to require registration. I believe he/she posts now as Tar? Maybe that’s who you’re thinking of? I caused some confusion when I first started to post here.

    And you are exactly right about me saying I hadn’t seen the prospects in the NY metro area. Great memory!

  352. 108 stitches February 27th, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    Career of Edwin “Duke” Snider :

    http://losangeles.dodgers.mlb......_id=122488

  353. Yankee Trader February 27th, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    From Wikipedia–
    When Bradley came to the plate in the eighth inning, plate umpire Brian Runge told him that other umpires had stated Bradley had thrown his bat toward Runge following a strikeout in the fifth inning, which Bradley denied. After reaching first base, Bradley asked Winters if he had been one of the umpires, and Winters told him that he had indeed thrown his bat. Bradley began arguing about the allegation, and Winters replied that he should “shut TFU and play the game,” whereupon Bradley continued to argue and complained that Winters was “treating him like a piece of (expletive).” Winters reportedly replied that Bradley was an “(expletive) piece of (expletive),” after which Bradley lunged at Winters and tore an anterior cruciate ligament in his knee while being restrained by manager Bud Black. Bradley later called Winters’ reaction

    —————————-

    Jerkface- This occurred September 23rd 2007, and Mike Winters was suspended for the remainder of the 2007 season. The punishment to Winters was nothing more than a slap on the wrist.

  354. LGY February 27th, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    “Betances could not have looked any better. Outstanding!

    Imagine growing up in the Bronx and then winding up pitching for the Yankees. Talk about dreams coming true.”

    ———————-

    Betances grew up on the LES.

  355. J. Alfred Prufrock February 27th, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    Boo, I’d rather have Golson as the fourth OF.

  356. yankeefeminista February 27th, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    Tarheel In NYC February 27th, 2011 at 4:04 pm
    Yankeefem,

    No worries! I think there was someone who used to post under a similar nickname before I arrived here. Apparently, I inadvertently stole his/her moniker when LoHud started to require registration. I believe he/she posts now as Tar? Maybe that’s who you’re thinking of? I caused some confusion when I first started to post here.

    And you are exactly right about me saying I hadn’t seen the prospects in the NY metro area. Great memory!
    ______
    Further enlighten me then. I was already differentiating between you and Tar, I believe. However, I recall that the person who hadn’t seen the prospects who I had given advice to (you, I thought), was moving East. Or perhaps, you just meant you were a newbie at going to prospects games in the East? Still, I recall differently, but you know best, unless you have a double, of course. :)

    In any event, Betances continues to shine, as we expected he would. I am hoping he opens Trenton’s season on April 14th, if he is indeed in AA (expected to be).

  357. J. Alfred Prufrock February 27th, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    It IS r-e-a-l-l-y frustrating. No one discussing pitch selection or Montero’s positioning behind the plate. Jack Curry, Kim and Michael Kay are good reporters, but not people whose in game particulars I covet, and Singleton does zero to none in terms of analysis.

    ////
    Singleton has a lot to say but he seems content to just coast along. It could be that he’s there because he’s not particularly controversial.Agree though, there’s way too much Jack Curry face time on these broadcasts. The guy is an OK journalist, but he’s not going to bring a player perspective, & you are right, with all the good young pitching and catching in ST, they really need to have that POV.

  358. GreenBeret7 February 27th, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    BryanHoch Bryan Hoch
    Yahtzee time for Jorge Vazquez, who has homered in both Yankees games this spring. Staying hot after being named Caribbean Series MVP.

  359. Tom in N.J. February 27th, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    Singleton lives down in the Tampa area, no?

  360. J. Alfred Prufrock February 27th, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    They want to save travel coin, Tom? Could be.

  361. GreenBeret7 February 27th, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    Berra was asked what he thought og Montero: Yogi being a man of few (understandable) words, “Not bad, not bad at all”.

  362. yankeefeminista February 27th, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    LGY February 27th, 2011 at 4:07 pm
    “Betances could not have looked any better. Outstanding!

    Imagine growing up in the Bronx and then winding up pitching for the Yankees. Talk about dreams coming true.”

    ———————-

    Betances grew up on the LES.
    __
    YES network has it wrong. He was born in Wash Heights, not Brooklyn, and grew up on LES, but attended school in Brooklyn.

  363. Fran the original February 27th, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    Tom,

    Think Singleton lives in Baltimore.

  364. GreenBeret7 February 27th, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    Singleton lives in Baltimore and has a place in the NY area.

  365. yankeefeminista February 27th, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    GreenBeret7 February 27th, 2011 at 4:18 pm
    Berra was asked what he thought og Montero: Yogi being a man of few (understandable) words, “Not bad, not bad at all”.
    _____
    lol, typical Yogi.

  366. J. Alfred Prufrock February 27th, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    Fran the original February 27th, 2011 at 4:19 pm
    Tom,

    Think Singleton lives in Baltimore.

    //
    Does he still? He certainly played there long enough.

  367. West Coast Yankee Fan February 27th, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    How about, DB grew up in New York city.

  368. Tom in N.J. February 27th, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    I thought I heard Singy say on the air once that he ‘winters’ in Tampa, oh well…

  369. GreenBeret7 February 27th, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    On Belliard’s injury.

    BryanHoch Bryan Hoch
    Ronnie Belliard will miss more than a week of games with a right calf strain, Yankees manager Joe Girardi said.

  370. Fran the original February 27th, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    Did anybody see Kim’s interview with Montero and Betances?

    Betances said that Montero calmed him down by telling him a joke.

    Sure these guys have great futures ahead of them.

  371. yankeefeminista February 27th, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock February 27th, 2011 at 4:18 pm
    They want to save travel coin, Tom? Could be.

    GreenBeret7 February 27th, 2011 at 4:20 pm
    Singleton lives in Baltimore and has a place in the NY area.
    _______
    Amtrak fare to and from Baltimore and lunch money? :)

  372. Tarheel In NYC February 27th, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh…I see what you’re saying, Yankeefem. My apologies…I misunderstood what you were asking :)

    I moved to NYC from North Carolina about a 18 mos ago. I had seen some of the Charleston Riverdogs and SWB Yankees play when the teams visited NC to play in Asheville and Charlotte. But I’ve never seen the SI Yanks or the Trenton Thunder play.

    Thanks to your guidance, all of that will change by the end of the summer!

  373. GreenBeret7 February 27th, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    On the game with the kids.

    http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com.....8;c_id=nyy

  374. yankeefeminista February 27th, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    Fran the original February 27th, 2011 at 4:22 pm
    Did anybody see Kim’s interview with Montero and Betances?

    Betances said that Montero calmed him down by telling him a joke.

    Sure these guys have great futures ahead of them.
    _______
    Yes, it was pretty good. Although when Jesus and Betances are loose and natural, they are even more amusing. Still, I appreciate the coverage. Usually, they kind of ignore the Latino guys, until they have no choice. But in this case, they already demand attention. Good job by YES.

    Yankee Mag is showing more Betances right now.

  375. J. Alfred Prufrock February 27th, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    More Betances on Yankee Magazine.

  376. SAS February 27th, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    Singleton lives in Baltimore. He may spend his winters in FL. He always talks about coming up from Baltimore.

  377. GreenBeret7 February 27th, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    yankeefeminista February 27th, 2011 at 4:22 pm
    J. Alfred Prufrock February 27th, 2011 at 4:18 pm
    They want to save travel coin, Tom? Could be.

    GreenBeret7 February 27th, 2011 at 4:20 pm
    Singleton lives in Baltimore and has a place in the NY area.
    _______
    Amtrak fare to and from Baltimore and lunch money?

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

    Maybe he’ll rent a room from Mr. and Mrs. Kay, now that the newness has worn off of the marriage.

  378. yankeefeminista February 27th, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    Tarheel In NYC February 27th, 2011 at 4:24 pm
    Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh…I see what you’re saying, Yankeefem. My apologies…I misunderstood what you were asking

    I moved to NYC from North Carolina about a 18 mos ago. I had seen some of the Charleston Riverdogs and SWB Yankees play when the teams visited NC to play in Asheville and Charlotte. But I’ve never seen the SI Yanks or the Trenton Thunder play.

    Thanks to your guidance, all of that will change by the end of the summer!
    _____
    Oh, now I get it. I assumed the NC when I saw Tarheels, but your name was already NYC (the Tarheels must have subliminally suggested NC to me) and you had already moved (back?) to NY. So, now it becomes clearer. & happy to help, RE: milb games. We can talk meet up as games get closer, as per previously convo.

  379. Fran the original February 27th, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    GB,

    Yeah. They’ve been married for a whole 2 weeks :)
    Maybe Ken can stay at Derek’s while he’s in Tampa.

  380. J. Alfred Prufrock February 27th, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    Fran the original February 27th, 2011 at 4:22 pm
    Did anybody see Kim’s interview with Montero and Betances?

    Betances said that Montero calmed him down by telling him a joke.

    Sure these guys have great futures ahead of them.

    ////
    Saw it, they’re terrific kids. Very poised and polite.Jesus’ english has really grown by leaps and bounds.

  381. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 27th, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    “Post-facto, before Lee spurned the yankees all you were posting was: Cliffy, come to mama.”

    Once again, lies of convenience on the part of a real jerk. You’re not worth my spit pal. Pathetic little twit.

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

    I was on record when the Yankees were going after him in the middle of the season that I did not want him. I was on record again when the Yankees started going after him in the off season that I him at the price it was going to take. In the middle I was fine with him coming since it would have shored up the reputation. But that was before actual price was discussed.

    ***********

    Be warned. Jerkface throws out things that are not based in fact. If you don’t call him on everything he says, he will continually make up crap. He’s an unhappy, disgruntled little nothing who plays rough and tough with females and trolls but is afraid of his own shadow when it comes to male players here. I’d like to see him tell GB he’s arrogant. He’d be wearing his lip!

    :)

    Ask him sometime about the team payrolls of the wealthiest owners. He’ll try to sell you that the teams with the richest owners have the smallest payrolls.

    :roll:

    Keep the wah wah wambulance close at hand when he’s around.

  382. yankeefeminista February 27th, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    GreenBeret7 February 27th, 2011 at 4:26 pm
    yankeefeminista February 27th, 2011 at 4:22 pm
    J. Alfred Prufrock February 27th, 2011 at 4:18 pm
    They want to save travel coin, Tom? Could be.

    GreenBeret7 February 27th, 2011 at 4:20 pm
    Singleton lives in Baltimore and has a place in the NY area.
    _______
    Amtrak fare to and from Baltimore and lunch money?

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

    Maybe he’ll rent a room from Mr. and Mrs. Kay, now that the newness has worn off of the marriage.
    _____
    lol!

  383. Fran the original February 27th, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    J. Alfred,

    They were very polite and thanked Kim. Betances did look a bit nervous, but that is to be expected.

  384. J. Alfred Prufrock February 27th, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    The more I see of Rothschild, the more I like the guy. Easy temperament, none of that stick up the butt stuff we saw from the previous guy.

  385. yankeefeminista February 27th, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock February 27th, 2011 at 4:29 pm
    Fran the original February 27th, 2011 at 4:22 pm
    Did anybody see Kim’s interview with Montero and Betances?

    Betances said that Montero calmed him down by telling him a joke.

    Sure these guys have great futures ahead of them.

    ////
    Saw it, they’re terrific kids. Very poised and polite.Jesus’ english has really grown by leaps and bounds.
    ______
    That kid is downright slim compared to last year. I am telling you, the Jesus must be doing yoga!

  386. J. Alfred Prufrock February 27th, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    Fran,

    Yea it’s all brand new to him, he’s just a baby. A big one, though :D.

  387. J. Alfred Prufrock February 27th, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    Yankfem – no question the Jesus slimmed down. His face lost some of the baby fat,too.

  388. yankeefeminista February 27th, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock February 27th, 2011 at 4:32 pm
    The more I see of Rothschild, the more I like the guy. Easy temperament, none of that stick up the butt stuff we saw from the previous guy.
    _____
    Couldn’t agree more. Blaming Wang et al. Not exactly someone who takes one for the team. JMO.

  389. m February 27th, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    Jerkface isn’t all that bad. He’s fair in his conversations and not full of snark. And he doesn’t have multiple personalities. That’s worth +1000!

  390. Fran the original February 27th, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    J. Alfred,

    Yes. I couldn’t believe how Betances towers over Montero.

  391. Fran the original February 27th, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    mel,

    Are you watching the Laker game?

  392. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 27th, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    “Jerkface isn’t all that bad. He’s fair in his conversations and not full of snark. And he doesn’t have multiple personalities. That’s worth +1000!”

    mel, I always have to laugh when people who aren’t harassed by some of these aholes come on and vouch for them.

    NOT FULL OF SNARK?

    That’s a good one!

  393. m February 27th, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    Yes, Fran. Watched an 8 point lead shrink to 3 in a matter of seconds. :mad:

  394. yankeefeminista February 27th, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    Melky Cabrera 2/3 2 R’s. I am pulling for him to do well this year. Worked out with Alex and Cano. He’s in great shape. Go Melkman!

  395. GreenBeret7 February 27th, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    One thing you won’t see in about a year….opposing pitchers taking target practice on Yankee hitters. Imagine them hitting Montero. Umpire calls time, looks at the baseball and throws the baseball out of the game because it now has a flat spot on it.

  396. J. Alfred Prufrock February 27th, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    Fran, the oversized and the outsized :D. If you look at Betances’ pics from earlier days, it’s a striking then and now.

  397. yankeefeminista February 27th, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    GreenBeret7 February 27th, 2011 at 4:40 pm
    One thing you won’t see in about a year….opposing pitchers taking target practice on Yankee hitters. Imagine them hitting Montero. Umpire calls time, looks at the baseball and throws the baseball out of the game because it now has a flat spot on it.
    ____
    lol, QFT, GB7.

  398. J. Alfred Prufrock February 27th, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    yankeefeminista February 27th, 2011 at 4:40 pm
    Melky Cabrera 2/3 2 R’s. I am pulling for him to do well this year. Worked out with Alex and Cano. He’s in great shape. Go Melkman!
    ///
    There’s another one who lost the baby fat. Saw a pic of him, doesn’t even look like the same kid.

  399. m February 27th, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    Well, I was gone for a few months. But I can honestly say that Jerkface has been nothing but a perfect gentleman to me. And I haven’t seen him call people names.

    Jerkface>>>>than the guys he bring their feuds here from another board.

  400. yankeefeminista February 27th, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    Fran the original February 27th, 2011 at 4:36 pm
    J. Alfred,

    Yes. I couldn’t believe how Betances towers over Montero.
    _______
    lol. You should see how Betances and Brackman tower over Banuelos. It is comical.

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    mel,

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    mel, check out yesterday’s game thread and see some of the stuff the little freak said to me. Mind you, I wasn’t looking at his cage at all. I never do. He has taken snarky little shots all the time. I didn’t cause his massive insecurities and I don’t intend to pay for them.

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    Yankfem – I’ve seen them at the games in the stands. One Betances start, Brackman was sitting next to ManBan as they charted pitches. Looked like a father and his young son each with scorecards taking in a ballgame. LOL. In Manny’s case, good things come in small pakages (let’s hope Libertyboy doesn’t see this as his cue).

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    I’ll take your word for it.

    I understand you don’t put up with it.

    I would just ignore someone if they were harassing me. Not worth the effort. And I don’t think anyone else would want to be subject to it here. Or maybe they would because I’m so easy going. :P

  407. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 27th, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    mel, no the opposite is true. I did put up with it, for quite a while. I finally got tired of putting up with it. Thankfully I don’t have the problem with anyone else. He’s full of snark. He does it to Betsy all the time. He’s “more polite” with his contrarian nature with the regular men here because he knows better than to say some of the things he isn’t afraid to say to me. Big hero.

    Here’s the best part. I don’t think I ever posted a comment to him, at least not until I noticed his pattern of little shots.

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