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Logan: “I’m all better”

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Mar 19, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Boone Logan laughed when he was approached by reporters this morning.

“Yeah, I’m all better,” he said.

Logan said his back spasms were more like a knot near his shoulder blade, in a spot where he gets a knot from time to time.

“I think the intensity of the game kind of triggered a little spasm,” he said.

Logan went through normal drills today and hopes to pitch in tomorrow’s game. It seems the situation is not nearly as bad as Joe Girardi was worried it might be yesterday.

UPDATE, 11:40 a.m.: Just saw Russell Martin. He said he’s also healthy.

“I’m good, I’m going tomorrow,” he said.

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79 Responses to “Logan: “I’m all better””

  1. blake March 19th, 2011 at 11:46 am

    Post AJ day of rest for Martin.

  2. Betsy March 19th, 2011 at 11:47 am

    Good news about Martin……

    JAlfred, I don’t think AJ is selfish – I just don’t love his comments

  3. BIG AL March 19th, 2011 at 11:51 am

    I would much rather hear AJ say he believes he’s good enough to be the #2 starter, than to simply be complacent about where he pitches in the rotation. It’s called competitive juices.

  4. stuckey99 March 19th, 2011 at 11:54 am

    I’m sticking with my prediction from earlier this week that Romine goes north unless Montero breaks big time in the next 10 days.

    And let me be clear, my reasoning as NOTHING to do with a competition between Montero and Romine and Romine being a “winner” of the competition. It in fact is ALL about the Yankees regard for Montero.

    I think if Montero is still struggling, Yankees will NOT want to throw him into the fire and have it snowball. They’ll want him to get started on a strong note playing everyday in Scranton.

    Romine won’t be the “winner” of the competition. In some respects, he’ll be the sacrificial lamb – they guy the Yanks will try to live with for a few weeks to a month, again, in an effort to protect and get Montero started.

    If Montero gets off to a representative start, then Romine and Montero will switch sometime around May.

    That’s my guess and I’m sticking to it.

  5. GreenBeret7 March 19th, 2011 at 11:54 am

    There is no difference between being the #2 or #3 pitcher. They face the same hitters.

  6. Betsy March 19th, 2011 at 11:56 am

    That’s not what AJ said – he didn’t say ” I think I should be the #2″. He said it would show that Joe has confidence in him. So what happens if he’s not the #2? He’ll think Joe doesn’t?

    GB, I do think there’s an honor to being the #2 pitcher. You’re being counted on more than any other pitcher except the ace …….there’s more responsibility. A #2 pitcher has to be very good and the #3 just has to be solid/decent.

  7. LGY March 19th, 2011 at 11:57 am

    So there is not one friendly lohudder out there to give me the bullet points of anything important from this past week!? :mad:

    What about you stuckey? ;)

  8. stuckey99 March 19th, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    “What about you stuckey? ”

    I cleaned house.

    Same ‘ole, same ‘ole.

  9. BIG AL March 19th, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    The SP rotation is setup so that you can match the other teams pitcher as best possible, #1 vs #1, #2 vs #2 and so on.

    No matter how good a player is, there can always creep in a bit of doubt at times, and having your manager say, you’re my #2 SP does make a difference to some players, and in big series and big games, the #2 SP will throw more often than the #3 SP, so it does matter in what order they pitch.

  10. m March 19th, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    Maybe AJ will think that Joe has confidence in Phil if Phil is chosen as the #2?

    Wanted to verify that AJ hadn’t walked a batter. That was still the case. But his WHIP is a cool .5 or so.

    I know it’s only ST, but there’s a lot of positives for AJ. He’ll be a great #2 or less likely #3.

  11. LGY March 19th, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    stuckey,

    So they let you run wild without me here to check you?

  12. Giuseppe Franco March 19th, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    The one thing that I think would be an issue for the Yanks is adding both young catchers to the 40 man roster.

    Montero is guaranteed to get one of those spots this season anyways, but I’m not sure they would want to add Romine just to make him a sacrificial lamb for a few weeks.

    I don’t really see the benefit of doing that. Why add another kid to the 40 man roster when it’s not really necessary?

  13. Betsy March 19th, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    Well, we’ll see if he’ll be a great #2. In 2009, he was a decent #2, but really pitched more like a #3. I don’t really think he’s a frontline pitcher at #2 -as he’s way too inconsistent for that. He’s more of a #3 type and has been for his career.

  14. stuckey99 March 19th, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    Nick did his best, but got caught in a loop.

    Jerkface and I had some fleeting kind words, but that went away.

  15. BIG AL March 19th, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    LGY -

    Stuckey99′s big point this week is his believe you can’t analize a play, a pitch, a game or a series in baseball, because the game is so slow. Rather, you can only analize baseball over a period of months, or even by the season, and he was going to fight with his life to bring that point to us all.

    Other than that, same ole same ole.

  16. BIG AL March 19th, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    dah >>> analyse not analize, I blame GB for that one.

  17. mick March 19th, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    you can’t analize a play,
    ===================
    perfect wordplay anal-ize

    it goes on in here day after day

  18. m March 19th, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    Yes, let’s wait and see.

    But, I do believe that he’s gotten to the root of his mechanics problem.

    That’s half the battle right there.

  19. mick March 19th, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    If Lee and Andy were here, AJ would be our #5, if Nova didnt beat him out.
    So AJ our #2? Only in fantasy baseball.

  20. stuckey99 March 19th, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    Big AL.

    Can.

    Shouldn’t.

    If do, understand it has no predictive value.

    And I NEVER said whole seasons. You did.

    I said weekS and months.

  21. BIG AL March 19th, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    stuckey 99 -

    I stand corrected, unlike some on the board, I’m not perfect, some times I anal-ize rather than anaylize things.

  22. blake March 19th, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    Stuckey,

    Is this like your “Joba will win the 5th spot in the rotation over Hughes prediction”? :)

  23. m March 19th, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    Neither Andy nor Lee are here, so prepare yourself for the reality that AJ might be our #2.

  24. stuckey99 March 19th, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    Giuseppe,

    I really don’t think they want to get Montero off to a poor start like last year. And have him play once a week if he’s already struggling on both ends.

    This is the jewel of their system, and I believe they’ll make some sacrifices to do what’s best for HIM.

    Just a guess, I realize it’s a longshot. We’ll see.

  25. mick March 19th, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    An-Al-Ize

  26. Giuseppe Franco March 19th, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    Not that any of that crap really matters, but Pettitte would probably be the #4 starter in order to break up the lefties somewhat.

    I don’t think Girardi would want 3 lefties going on back-to-back-to-back days (Sabathia, Lee, and Pettitte).

    All the more reason why the number next to a guy’s name doesn’t mean anything until the postseason.

  27. mick March 19th, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    Prepared for reality. My life is fine no matter who the #2 is, thanks.

  28. m March 19th, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    If they give the job to Romine it could simply be that Montero’s not ready and they’d rather him get the full-time reps at Scranton.

  29. Ys Guy March 19th, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    if they give the job to romine after he’s been an afterthought all camp it reeks of despiration. it would certainly hurt montero’s trade value.

    i havent been likine the way this is going from the day cervelli went down.

  30. mick March 19th, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    Not that any of that crap really matters, but Pettitte would probably be the #4 starter in order to break up the lefties somewhat.
    ======================
    And AJ would be #5.

  31. Against All Odds March 19th, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    I think they’re just trying to push Montero.

  32. Betsy March 19th, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    What has Romine done to show he deserves it? Also, he did not have a great year last year, so I find it hard to believe that even a scorching 2 weeks would do much to change the Yankees’ minds. If Montero isn’t ready, then let the Yanks go out and find some guy to be the BUC – anyone. Romine would go to AA and Montero to AAA

  33. Ys Guy March 19th, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    anybody seen chad moeller around ?

  34. Giuseppe Franco March 19th, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    # mick March 19th, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    Not that any of that crap really matters, but Pettitte would probably be the #4 starter in order to break up the lefties somewhat.
    ======================
    And AJ would be #5.

    ————

    Girardi is going to give the all unimportant label of #2 to Burnett today. He doesn’t care what the fans or media thinks he should be based on last season.

  35. stuckey99 March 19th, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    Blake,

    Got me!

    Good memory :-)

    Yeah, i tanked that one and I’ll probably tank Romine too, but I’m batting around .800. Got a pretty healthy WAR too….

  36. AZ88 March 19th, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    Romine is hitting .231 to Montero’s .194

    Montero’s defense has regressed the last 2 weeks as well. Romine’s defense has been good in ST and AJ/Hughes both commented that he called a great game in their prior starts.

    It is not far-fetched at all to bring Romine north, he has had the better spring.

  37. Ys Guy March 19th, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    … as it happens, moeller was released by colorado last week…

  38. yanks 27 March 19th, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    That was Hughes’ job from the start last year though, just like this is Montero’s job.

    There is no competition, Cash just likes to create a sense of one. It is pretty transparent though.

  39. yanks 27 March 19th, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    *job to lose

  40. BIG AL March 19th, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    It don’t matter what any of us think, the only person’s opinion that matters is Joe Girardi’s when he decides who pitches when.

    As to whether Montero goes north, or back to SWB, I’d bet the farm he stays in NY as the BU catcher. Romine has not earned the spot to jump over Montero, IMO.

  41. Against All Odds March 19th, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    Is Romine even ready to be a back-up catcher in the majors?

  42. Betsy March 19th, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    I think most assumed that Phil would be the #2 this year, so if it’s AJ, that would come as something of a surprise.

  43. Giuseppe Franco March 19th, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    I’m not sure how anything would hurt Montero’s trade value when he’s not going to be traded.

    He’s only been offered for Lee and Halladay. Nobody like that available, and when Montero starts hitting, they are going to be happy with his progress.

  44. yanks 27 March 19th, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    The ‘competition’ has always been, if the guy with the highest upside is respectable, he will get the job. Not that he has to have best statistics or the best showing in ST.

  45. Bo knows March 19th, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    It’s all about star power. Cervelli basically came from A ball and nobody made a fuss. Never noticed what a jump he had made Montero is a budding star gets the microscope. This is still a kid, to many expectations this early.

  46. Ys Guy March 19th, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    betsy never misses a chance to slam phil

  47. 108 stitches March 19th, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    No. 2 or No. 3 or whatever. The pitcher that’s no. 1 is the pitcher that starts the day of the current game. The rest in between starts is the difference which is usually the same for the 1-4 starters.
    The postseason determines who the ranking starters are.

  48. blake March 19th, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    Spring doesn’t matter….Montero destoyed AAA pitching in the 2nd half last season while Romine struggled in AA. The only question is if he’s progressed enough defensively to catch part time i’m the big leagues……if he has then you take Montero.

  49. stuckey99 March 19th, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    “What has Romine done to show he deserves it? ”

    Betsy (aka Romine-Wasn’t-Built-in-a-Day),

    Nothing.

    But I was clear that isn’t the point.

    You really ought to try looking past ALL roster moves as some sort of ever-present commentary on and reward/punishment system.

    Sometimes it isn’t about “win” or “deserves”, sometimes there is just practicality.

    In a side-by-side of whom the Yankees would rather protect than expose, I think Montero gets protected.

    Not a punishment or undeserved reward for Romine, just the lesser of two undesirables.

  50. Against All Odds March 19th, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    # Bo knows March 19th, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    It’s all about star power. Cervelli basically came from A ball and nobody made a fuss. Never noticed what a jump he had made Montero is a budding star gets the microscope. This is still a kid, to many expectations this early.

    ———————————–

    Yea the expectations are extremely high for the kid.

  51. m March 19th, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    Neither would be surprise.

    Unless you haven’t been paying attention to how AJ’s been pitching this spring.

    :P

  52. BIG AL March 19th, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    Catch you all later.

  53. blake March 19th, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    Being the 2nd best pitcher (Hughes) doesn’t necessarily mean you throw them in that order. Lackey is starting game 2 for the Sox and he’s probably their 4th best starter.

  54. Eroc March 19th, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    They will probably want to take it slow with Martin as well, coming off an injury and playing in chilly/damp weather for a few weeks… so whoever gets the job should get a decent amount of playing time as well.

  55. Betsy March 19th, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    WTH are you talking about? LOL You’re really sad if you think this is a slam – get over yourself.

  56. Giuseppe Franco March 19th, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    Cervelli was promoted to the big club because they needed a body behind the plate.

    At that time, both Posada and Molina were injured and expected to miss a few weeks.

  57. blake March 19th, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    Sabathia, AJ, Hughes, Nova, Garcia is how Id stack it at this moment in time…..but it really doesn’t matter all that much.

  58. Ys Guy March 19th, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    aj being ahead of phil is neither an indication that they think aj is better or that phil isnt up to #2. it s just the way they have chosen to deal with the situation right now and i’d suspect to spread the bp load out more evenly. i think both aj and phil are aware of that.

    the order means very little.

  59. GreenBeret7 March 19th, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    A really good interview with Trenton pitching coach, Tommy Phelps on the state of the Trenton pitching staff, including Japanese pitcher, lefty reliever Naoya Okamoto.

    http://trentonthunderbaselines.wordpress.com/

  60. stuckey99 March 19th, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    Who was higher on the depth chart the last time a game that matter was played, Hughes or Burnett?

    I’m going to keep asking until I get answer… :-)

  61. Ys Guy March 19th, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    it really cracks me up when someone says something to the media like aj did this morning and people read into it. didnt anyone watch bull durham? doesnt anybody listen to jeter? or cashman? what they say to the press it totally meaningless, probably false or at least insincere and means absolutly nothing.

    then reversing what he said (not being #2 means he has no confidence?) is even crazier.

    its all just crap they spew to fill the papers. they know what the real deal is and where they stand.

  62. MTU March 19th, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    Another chance to see the Prodigy @ work again today.

    :)

  63. m March 19th, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    Still too long to be an Internet meme, stuckey. :P

    Speaking of, have you guys ever watched what your kids are doing?

    Yesterday my daughter was looking at this meme site, and the thread was Rebecca Black (young not-cute girl whose voice can’t even sound good with auto tune) and her latest song. There are some cruel, funny people out there.

  64. Bo knows March 19th, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    The problem with Montero is the continous hype. They need to let him step back a bit, get away from the scrutiny, focus on the competition rather than his inadequacies. This is why they’re bringing in Romine. Let the kid focus outward rather than inward.

  65. Ys Guy March 19th, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    too late to let things cool down at this point. if montero doesnt come north and make it, his

    trade value will definitely be affected. the expectation around baseball has been raised and scouts from every team are watching him now.

    for long term development purposes, it might be best to send him back to scranton if he struggles, but that will definitely be looked upon as a failure.

    i’m not that worried about him in the long run, i think he will be fine as a hitter and he will learn to catch or be traded. but in the short-term anything short of becoming a good hitting catcher with acceptable defense in the majors will be a setback.

  66. Jackson March 19th, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    Betsy March 19th, 2011 at 12:27 pm
    I think most assumed that Phil would be the #2 this year

    -

    There’s too many ass’s around here to do that.

  67. blake March 19th, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    Stuckey,

    Hughes was higher on the depth chart in the postseason…..if they were starting a playoff series in two weeks then he still would be ….but they aren’t, they are starting a 162 game marathon in which you want the rest spots for your pen spread out a little. Also the 2 spot in the rotation means more to AJ likely than it does to Hughes so you want that shownof confidence early because they’ll need him. I don’t really think it.matters much but Id throw AJ after Sabathia for those reasons…..not because I think he’s better.

  68. Bo knows March 19th, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    Montero’s value is too high other than for a front line pitcher. And there are few of those around. His value is the power bat to replace Rodriguez in the next few years. This is the last year that there are openings in the rotation. Next year the competition is fierce. Remember a Yankee castoff is an opening day starter. It would be foolish to panic and let Montero star for another team.

  69. E . R . California March 19th, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    L*st*r > Sabathia

    L*ck*y > AJ

    C . B . > Hughes (duh, pretty obvious)

    B*ck*tt > Garcia

    D*c*-K > Nova

    Simple as black and white ?

    No ?

  70. stuckey99 March 19th, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    Blake,

    No argument. I’m just responding specifically to the idea of Hughes standing in the eyes of Girardi/the organization.

    And with that I make a pledge that I will not be drawn into a Phil Hughes discussion until he pitches again.

  71. Ys Guy March 19th, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    nova still has to show he can get through the lineup a few times. im sure they are confident he will but moving phil to #3 helps out if aj bombs and needs to be pulled in the 4th inning.

    i just think they see phil as a surer thing to go deeper into games between aj and nova. if aj is on, than its no problem and he probably deserves #2 and if he is bad aj, they are spreading the risk around.

  72. GreenBeret7 March 19th, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    If Montero does go back to AAA, the only ones that will see it as a failure are the media clowns lining up with their “I told you so’s”. The Hell with them. Most don’t know a baseball from a beachball. The others will be the whining, hand wringing old women of LoHud that’s already starting. If that was the case, Mantle was a failure in July of 1951 when he was sent back to KC or Ron Guidry.

  73. stuckey99 March 19th, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    “too late to let things cool down at this point. if montero doesnt come north and make it, his

    “trade value will definitely be affected. the expectation around baseball has been raised and scouts from every team are watching him now.”

    This is ALMOST too wrongheaded to bother responding too.

    ML baseball GM’s don’t posses the capriciousness of 13 year old girls Y.

    They know everything we know and much, much more.

    All other 29 major league teams have their own evaluation of Montero which will not be affected by decision the Yankees happen to make.

    No one scouts by reading blogs.

    The natural opposite of your conclusion is despite how his spring progresses, if the Yankees take him north somehow that protects his “trade value”, which is even a worse conclusion.

    Montero is what he is, whether he starts the year in Scranton or on the Yankees bench.

  74. Ys Guy March 19th, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    gb i agree it would only be a setback vs. the ridiculous expectations that have been built up. but the buildup is a fact and definitely affects his trade value. if they see him eventually being jorge’s replacement, then that doesnt matter. if they plan to trade him for pitching help then it would hurt.

    i think he’s gonna be jorge’s replacement and a yankee for a long time to come.

  75. m March 19th, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    The others will be the whining, hand wringing old women fanboys of LoHud that’s already starting.

    Got your back, GB7. Wouldn’t want to scare away any hotties. :P

  76. Ys Guy March 19th, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    stuckey, hype and noteriety definitly sell prospects in trades. you seem to be suggesting that gm’s always just go by value and never pay attention to the perception of their moves in the press and among the fan bases. but hype and press and talking heads on tv do effect gm’s and sometimes prod them into bad decisions. some of these guys are not the brightest bulbs. and some of their owners get sold on hype too.

  77. stuckey99 March 19th, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    Y,

    Fan who follow prospects closely and would immediately know who they are and something of their careers make up a TINY % of baseball fans. The % of fans who are very knowledgeable about OTHER team’s prospects is even smaller.

    You’re putting FAR too much weight into that factor.

  78. teddy9000 March 19th, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    andrew jones rally killer, but greatt at bats by posada, cano, arod

  79. Chase March 19th, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    Jesus is really due for a walk-off blast this inning. Someone just needs to get on base.

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