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Saturday notes: The difficulty of spring decisions

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

There’s a obvious problem with basing spring training decisions on spring training results: The results don’t mean much.

Right now, Freddy Garcia seems to be the worst of the Yankees four back-of-the-rotation candidates. Two bad starts in a row have pushed his spring ERA to 5.93, almost double that of any of the other three candidates. Tonight he breezed through the Blue Jays lineup once, then struggled his second and third times through.

“I’m not going to make too much of one start,” Joe Girardi said. “But obviously you have to continue to make pitches in this league, there’s no doubt about it. Sometimes you have to change patterns and sometimes you don’t, but the quality of pitches have to always be there.”

So what to make of this start and this spring? Garcia has been a notoriously bad spring training pitcher. He was brutal last year, but still gave the White Sox a reliable back-end starter. Today Garcia allowed a sixth-inning home run to a left-handed hitter, and Girardi said he might have brought a lefty from the bullpen if this were a regular-season game. Earlier in that inning, Garcia allowed a double over the head of Eduardo Nunez, who was playing out of position in left field.

“If Gardy’s out there, that’s maybe three outs and he only gives up three runs and we’re not asking these questions,” Girardi said.

Fair enough, but there are still questions to answer, and the Yankees are running out of time to answer them. Before today’s game, Brian Cashman said that a decision will have to be made sooner rather than later, but Girardi wasn’t so sure. He said every candidate will get one more start before anything is finalized.

“Obviously you’d like to be able to set guys up as soon as you could, but if we feel like we still have evaluations to make, we’ll make them,” Girardi said.

• Garcia’s take on his outing: “I feel good, but I don’t want to give up five runs. Whatever happens after today, I don’t know. That (decision) is not on me.”

• As he’s said more than once this spring, Cashman once again said that he doesn’t expect to add a starter before Opening Day.

• Garcia’s outing would have looked a lot better without David Cooper’s two-out, two-run homer in the sixth (which was crushed, by the way). Garcia said the pitch was a slider. He wishes he’d thrown a changeup. “Last inning, two outs, 3-2, base is open, I should throw a better pitch,” he said.

• Mariano Rivera pitched another hitless inning, this one with two strikeouts. He’s pitched three innings this spring, allowing one hit and striking out five.

• Mark Prior also pitched a scoreless inning with two strikeouts, and Luis Ayala pitched a scoreless inning with no strikeouts. When the game went 10 innings, Ryan Pope got two outs and Steve Garrison got the third on a deep fly ball.

• Girardi said he’s not sure when Joba Chamberlain will get in a game. “We’ll see how he feels tomorrow,” Girardi said. However, it appears Boone Logan will pitch tomorrow. “His back spasms were much better,” Girardi said.

• Eduardo Nunez started in left field and made one great running catch at the warning track, but he misplayed another ball hit to deep left and it bounced off his glove for a double. Nunez said he had trouble dealing with the sun on the double. “Nuney made one great catch and he got turned around on the other,” Girardi said.

• Robinson Cano hit his first spring home run, while Alex Rodriguez extended his spring hitting streak to 12 games. Rodriguez has a hit in every one of his starts and he’s batting .412/.459/.912 with four home runs.

• Another good day for Derek Jeter, who went 3-for-4 with a double that was his second extra-base hit of the spring. The other was a kind of flukey triple. He’s batting .351 with two strikeouts and two walks. He also got his first stolen base today.

• Another hit for Eric Chavez. He’s now hitting .375 with a .412 on-base percentage.

• Girardi said he’s not worried about Brett Gardner’s calf. All three outfielders got the day off because they had played three games in a row.

• Girardi decided after yesterday’s game to keep Russell Martin out of today’s game. Martin wasn’t hurt and didn’t ask out, but Girardi said he “bounced around a lot” while blocking A.J. Burnett’s curveball, so Girardi wanted to give him a break. If not for all the balls in the dirt yesterday, Martin would have caught today. He’ll catch tomorrow.

• On a related note: Girardi makes every spring lineup several days in advance. Third-base coach Rob Thomson posts the lineup every day, and Thomson passed it along to the PR department before Girardi had a chance to tell him to change it. That’s why Martin was initially announced but later scratched. It wasn’t a late decision, only a late communication.

• Had Garcia not pitched six innings, Manny Banuelos would have pitched multiple innings out of the bullpen. Instead, he’ll pitch Monday behind Bartolo Colon.

• As of right now, Thursday’s off day will be a complete day off. Girardi said the Yankees have nothing planned for any of their players that day.

Associated Press photos of Cano, Rivera and Jeter with Kevin Long

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102 Responses to “Saturday notes: The difficulty of spring decisions”

  1. Fran the original March 19th, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    Wow. Lots of information. Thanks Chad.

  2. Rich in NJ March 19th, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    Based on that picture Jeter may think that Long is getting too much credit for his new stance…

  3. Betsy March 19th, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    I still like Freddy as the #4

  4. Tar March 19th, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    Betsy

    If the sky is clear over L.I. break out that telescope. The Moon is a real easy target.

  5. Betsy March 19th, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    Tar, I can’t – I have no idea how to use it. I thought my father was just going to get me a handheld, cheapy little telescope, but bless his heart, he got me this great looking thing. I feel guilty – I’ve wanted to use it more than once (esp. to see Saturn and Jupiter), but I lost the disk it came with and even if I had it, I have no clue how to use it. I have opera glasses, though…….those are pretty powerful considering how small they are

  6. m March 19th, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    Great stuff as usual. It really would be best to have our regular defense out there for these competitions, but it’s not feasible. Garcia might be the one most likely to give what we need. But Colon is very intriguing. Either would be a waste in the bullpen, but Nova has a chance to be very good, based on what we saw last season and this spring.

    Pretty good one between Temple and San Diego. Pitt down by 8 at the half. Some good games.

    2OT in the SDSU game.

  7. Betsy March 19th, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    I got home from dinner about an hour ago and didn’t notice the moon (and being a moon fan and a general lover of the sky, you’d have thought I would have).

  8. Rich in NJ March 19th, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    The fifth starter won’t be used much in the first month, that’s why it’s perfect for Colon or Garcia.

  9. Fran the original March 19th, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    Betsy,
    I agree about Garcia being #4 starter.

    ************
    Tar,
    I live in Queens and got to see the moon. Pretty amazing.
    ***************
    Mel,
    Watching the SD-Temple game. Who are we rooting for?

  10. Tar March 19th, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    Betsy

    It probably looks harder than it is. Point and focus, thats usually all it takes.

    M

    I hate to admit it, but Irving makes you’re team a real contender. Without him, they are only as good as thier perimiter shooting is. With him…..

  11. m March 19th, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    SDSU has been overrated all year IMO. Root for the Underdog?
    Daughter just stole the remote. :?

  12. Betsy March 19th, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    I have SDS going to the final four, so although I’m Jewish and should be rooting for Temple, I’m not, lol

    Tar, maybe one of these days I’ll check it out, but there’s a Golden Girls marathon on and that takes precedence, lol

  13. Tarheel In NYC March 19th, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    I’m in Queens and was just outside. The moon is breathtaking! I don’t have a good place to set my telescope just yet (the moon needs to rise a little higher before I can have a good view from my apartment), but I’ve been outside with my binoculars. It’s beautiful!

  14. brownies March 19th, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    Cashman has put our team in a very precarious situation by giving us nearly washed up pitchers like garcia and colon for the rotation. The AL east is the toughest in baseball and after CC its going to a wild unpredictable ride with our rotation.

  15. Nick in SF March 19th, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    Whew! SDSU backdoor cover.

  16. Fran the original March 19th, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    Tarheel in NYC,

    The moon is amazing looking. I am in Fresh Meadows. Where in Queens are you?

  17. Rich in NJ March 19th, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    “Cashman has put our team in a very precarious situation by giving us nearly washed up pitchers like garcia and colon for the rotation.”

    Garcia had a better season than Matsuzaka last season, so the RS must be in really precarious position.

  18. Betsy March 19th, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    Actually, if I can get the thing out of the garage, I’ll give it a try- it’s a nice night on LI

  19. Joe from Long Island March 19th, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    Good evening, all.

    Chad – once again, you excel at keeping us informed. Thanks for all your hard work.

    Tough decisions for Joe and the coaching staff, especially Rothschild as it pertains to the pitching staff. I think it would be very hard to not bring Nova north. Between the other three? I have to think Garcia has the edge, given that he’s actually been pitching the last few years, and his track record of finding a way.

    Between Mitre and Colon? I think that’s a toss up. The only real question is what to do with the “loser”. You hate to give up someone who might be very serviceable, but you only have so many roster spots, and sending someone (like Nova) to AAA 1) sends a difficult message, and 2) disrupts plans and starts in AAA for other, younger guys who have a future.

    My guess is that Colon is the loser. Because of his lack of ML innings over too many years, they’ll have questions as to his durability, compared to Mitre or Garcia. He was brought in solely for insurance, in case Garcia or Nova “spit the bit”. Well, neither one has.

  20. Betsy March 19th, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    Beautiful moon, but nothing to hang out outside about……not tonight for me anyway

  21. tyanksfan36 March 19th, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    My brother got a new telescope last month from his friend and tonight he is having a moon viewing party.

  22. Tar March 19th, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    There is a full moon party on Tortola that I really wish I was at right now.

    Fran

    I can’t quite see it here in NC yet. I am glad you are enjoying it.

  23. SAS March 19th, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    It’s not gorgeous here this minute, but it’s not dark either so I will take a look later. The sunsets here are magnificent and we face almost due West.

  24. SAS March 19th, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    The moon here is very bright because there are few lights in the area so it is easy to see and take full advantage of.

  25. Tarheel In NYC March 19th, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    Fran, I’m in Ridgewood… off the L train in the very southern part of Queens. I’m literally a block away from Brooklyn :)

  26. Tarheel In NYC March 19th, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    Tar (the male version),

    May I ask where in NC you live? I’m interested since I’m from there.

  27. Fran the original March 19th, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Tarheel,

    You’re about 15 minutes from me. Fresh Meadows is in Northern Queens, but I am sure the moon looks the same there :)

    *********************
    Wow, Butler is giving Pitt a tough time.

  28. GreenBeret7 March 19th, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    Tar March 19th, 2011 at 8:45 pm
    There is a full moon party on Tortola that I really wish I was at right now.

    Fran

    I can’t quite see it here in NC yet. I am glad you are enjoying it.

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

    There’s a full moon here outside of Savannah. I guess I need to get back inside before the neighbors call the cops on me.

  29. Tar March 19th, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    I live in the area that Helms wanted to put a fence around and call it the NC zoo. :D

  30. BoJo March 19th, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    Betsy March 19th, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    Beautiful moon, but nothing to hang out outside about……not tonight for me anyway
    _______________
    Didn’t meet your expectations?

    :-)

  31. Tarheel In NYC March 19th, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    Fran the original March 19th, 2011 at 8:59 pm
    Tarheel,

    You’re about 15 minutes from me. Fresh Meadows is in Northern Queens, but I am sure the moon looks the same there
    =============================================================

    Howdy, neighbor! Enjoy our moon! :)

  32. Tarheel In NYC March 19th, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    Tar March 19th, 2011 at 9:02 pm
    I live in the area that Helms wanted to put a fence around and call it the NC zoo.
    ================================================================

    Oh that name makes me shudder!! Helms made embarrassed me to no end. Whenever I identified myself as a North Carolinian, I always felt the need to follow with “But I don’t support Jesse Helms.” I even had a bumper sticker on my car that said “I’m from North Carolina but I didn’t vote for Jesse Helms”.

    I’m from Charlotte. I’m glad Jesse didn’t fence you in ;)

  33. Betsy March 19th, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    Bojo, the Moon tonight is not a #2 moon, more like a #4 :)

    Seriously, it was beautiful tonight, but I’ll have other chances……I do love looking at it.

  34. tyanksfan36 March 19th, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    The moon looks pretty much like it always looks to me. I guess I’m missing something.

  35. Fran the original March 19th, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Howdy, neighbor! Enjoy our moon
    *******************
    Tarheel,

    Nice to meet a neighbor. Hope everybody else gets as good a view as us Queens people :)

  36. teddy9000 March 19th, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    i thought garcia did an oustanding job, if you factor in a few things.

    as for rivera, those jay hitters, they didn’t have a chance and they knew it

  37. Tar March 19th, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    ‘I’m from Charlotte. I’m glad Jesse didn’t fence you in”

    Heel

    No way, my type drove him crazy. Originally I am from Queens myself. If you haven’t talked to blake yet, he is UNC grad and a real credit to NC.

  38. GreenBeret7 March 19th, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    For those that didn’t see Cano’s blast, or those that want to see it again.

    http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play......d=13233695

  39. joeman March 19th, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    Praying for the rapture,
    ‘Cause it’s stranger getting stranger
    And everything’s contagious
    It’s the modern middle ages
    All day every day

  40. Tar March 19th, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    “There’s a full moon here outside of Savannah”

    You’re despicable!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....U&NR=

  41. Fran the original March 19th, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    Wow, how many brackets just got blown up with Pitt loosing to Butler.

  42. m March 19th, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    What a wild ending in the Pitt game. One boneheaded foul followed by another.

    How many brackets just went up in flames?

  43. joeman March 19th, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    # Fran the original March 19th, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    Wow, how many brackets just got blown up with Pitt loosing to Butler.
    ——————————————-
    had Pitt losing to Butler but also had UCONN losing first game

  44. SAS March 19th, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    GB,

    Thanks, I always like watching Cano’s HRs.

  45. Tarheel In NYC March 19th, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    Tar,

    My type drove him crazy, too—bleedin’ heart liberal social worker.

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

    Opening Day can’t come soon enough for me. I’m so excited! I’m taking a personal day from work, and I’m still feeling optimistic about being at Yankee Stadium for the event without having to break the bank. Last year, Ticketmaster released a batch of the cheaper tickets on game day, and I was kicking myself for not having taken the day off.

  46. SAS March 19th, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    joeman,

    Did UConn lose? I saw Pitt.

  47. Bo knows March 19th, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    There’s a full moon here outside of Savannah. I guess I need to get back inside before the neighbors call the cops on me.

    GB

    That’s moon not mooning – communications gap – cheeky b*gger

  48. m March 19th, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    Fran,

    Great minds!

    Jamie Dixon is a former Hawaii asst, so I wouldn’t been cool with them winning.

    But Butler is the Cinderellas poster team. And that coach is just the youngest thing. This validates Butler’s 10-yr contract extension they gave him after last year’s runner-up finish.

  49. Fran the original March 19th, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    joeman,

    good job in calling the Pitt loss to Butler. I did well Thursday and Friday (26-6), but I am getting killed today.
    *****************

    GB,
    Thanks for the link to the Cano homer. I listened to the game on radio, so I did not get to see any of the scoring plays.

  50. joeman March 19th, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    # SAS March 19th, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    joeman,

    Did UConn lose? I saw Pitt.
    ————————————
    I had them losing to Bucknell…..that was a bad job by me

  51. Rich in NJ March 19th, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    “My type drove him crazy, too—bleedin’ heart liberal social worker.”

    Any true conservative should support what social workers do. That’s why labels have lost their meaning.

  52. joeman March 19th, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Fran the original March 19th, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    joeman,

    good job in calling the Pitt loss to Butler. I did well Thursday and Friday (26-6), but I am getting killed today.
    ————————————–
    that is a great day for sure..nice job

  53. BoJo March 19th, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    LOL@Betsy! Very good!

  54. m March 19th, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    *I would’ve been cool…..

  55. Fran the original March 19th, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    mel,

    yeah, great minds indeed :)

    Guess there is something to be said for Butler’s experience in the tournament.

  56. tyanksfan36 March 19th, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    GB7

    I was away all afternoon at a birthday party, luckily I have at bat on my phone and was able to watch his HR. It was like ball meet bat meet Dale Mabry. His home runs are just as no doubt about it as Alex Rodriguez’s as soon as the bat meets the ball you know its gone.

  57. joeman March 19th, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    I have to throw this out there and I know it won’t happen, if Tex will pick up half of Young’s contract … if the Yanks can get him at a decent price would he be a great addition, play 3rd,ss,2nd,1st base and a little OF, guy has a great bat….or am I off base here

  58. GreenBeret7 March 19th, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    Tar March 19th, 2011 at 9:23 pm
    “There’s a full moon here outside of Savannah”

    You’re despicable!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v…..U&NR=

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

    LMAO. That’s got me in the mood to watch “Duck Dodgers In The 24th And A Half Century” and “Robin Hood Daffy”.

  59. E . R . California March 19th, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    On this day we Yankees are going to WAR against Muammar el-Qaddafi , an excellent read from Mr . Nicholas Kristof :

    ” The most famous statue in Japan is arguably one of a dog, Hachiko, who exemplified loyalty, perseverance and duty. Hachiko met his owner at the train station when he returned from work each day, but the owner died at work one day in 1925 and never returned. Until he died about 10 years later, Hachiko faithfully went to the station each afternoon just in case his master returned. “

  60. Betsy March 19th, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    Ugh, I had Pitt going to the FF even though they ALWAYS choke in the big dance. I like Butler- since I don’t think I can win my office pool, I’m going to start picking a team to root for. Maybe Richmond- they’ve done well for me so far.

  61. Rich in NJ March 19th, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    Young would be a terrible fit because he is bad defensively, and he won’t get much PT.

  62. joeman March 19th, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    # Betsy March 19th, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    Ugh, I had Pitt going to the FF even though they ALWAYS choke in the big dance. I like Butler- since I don’t think I can win my office pool, I’m going to start picking a team to root for. Maybe Richmond- they’ve done well for me so far.
    —————————————————–
    root for UCONN..very young team that was picked to finish in 8th place in the Big East this year

  63. Fran the original March 19th, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    if Tex will pick up half of Young’s contract
    *********************
    joeman,

    I must be tired. As I was reading your post, I was thinking why would Teixeira pay half of Young’s contract.

  64. Betsy March 19th, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    Bojo, I try, lol

  65. joeman March 19th, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    # Rich in NJ March 19th, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    Young would be a terrible fit because he is bad defensively, and he won’t get much PT.
    ———————
    fair enough

  66. GreenBeret7 March 19th, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    SAS and Fran, you’re very welcome. It was quite a shot. I’m still looking for a video on Rodriguez’ titanic shot over the 35 foot high batter’s eye in dead center field the other night. It supposedly went on to the Dale Mabry Expressway.

  67. joeman March 19th, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    # Fran the original March 19th, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    if Tex will pick up half of Young’s contract
    *********************
    joeman,

    I must be tired. As I was reading your post, I was thinking why would Teixeira pay half of Young’s contract.
    ———————————————–
    me too, I just got done working 35 of the last 48 hrs

  68. GreenBeret7 March 19th, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    TY, were you at the Rodriguez homer game? Any pix of it? Thanks for all of your updates and videos and pix. Great job.

  69. Fran the original March 19th, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    joeman,

    35 of the last 48 hours. You certainly deserve some time off.

  70. Jerkface March 19th, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    Young also isnt that great offensively.

    .284 .330 .444 .774 last year
    .295 .346 .451 .797 last 3 years

    but a .260 hitter away from Texas 2 out of hte last 3 years

    .260 .299 .380 .679 away line last year.

    He is losing it way faster than Jeter

  71. joeman March 19th, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    # Fran the original March 19th, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    joeman,

    35 of the last 48 hours. You certainly deserve some time off.
    ———————————————————-
    was going to go out tonight and have a couple while watching BB, staying home instead and having a cup of tea with Girl Scout cookies watching BB

  72. joeman March 19th, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    # Jerkface March 19th, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    Young also isnt that great offensively.

    .284 .330 .444 .774 last year
    .295 .346 .451 .797 last 3 years

    but a .260 hitter away from Texas 2 out of hte last 3 years

    .260 .299 .380 .679 away line last year.

    He is losing it way faster than Jeter
    —————————————————————
    don’t get to see him much, guess that was a bad idea

  73. mick March 19th, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    who said uconn was going down ?

  74. tyanksfan36 March 19th, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    GreenBeret7 says:

    March 19, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    SAS and Fran, you’re very welcome. It was quite a shot. I’m still looking for a video on Rodriguez’ titanic shot over the 35 foot high batter’s eye in dead center field the other night. It supposedly went on to the Dale Mabry Expressway.

    —-

    Dale Mabry is far from being an expressway ;) seriously, I used to drive Dale Mabry to school every morning. That highway has probably 30 traffic lights between the Apex in Lutz where it starts and GMS field. If he cleared the batters eye by a good amount then he quite possibly could have gotten the ball out to Dale Mabry.

  75. Bronx Jeers March 19th, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    A-Rod’s swing has been absolutely explosive this Spring.

    He may not be the best baseball player on the planet anymore but is there anyone better at his age?

  76. joeman March 19th, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    # mick March 19th, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    who said uconn was going down ?
    ——————————–
    -not me

  77. Fran the original March 19th, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    was going to go out tonight and have a couple while watching BB, staying home instead and having a cup of tea with Girl Scout cookies watching BB
    ******************************
    My favorite Girl Scout cookies are Thin Mints.

  78. mick March 19th, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    root for UCONN..very young team that was picked to finish in 8th place in the Big East this year
    ========================
    the team you picked to lose?

  79. mick March 19th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    that ball cant hit Mabry in dead center…maybe if its hit to right, not center.

  80. joeman March 19th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    # Fran the original March 19th, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    was going to go out tonight and have a couple while watching BB, staying home instead and having a cup of tea with Girl Scout cookies watching BB
    ******************************
    My favorite Girl Scout cookies are Thin Mints.
    —————————–
    those things are like potato chips

  81. mick March 19th, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    The Butler did it!!
    Talkin’ S.Mack at the line!

  82. West Coast Yankee Fan March 19th, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    It’s been reported that Texas is willing to pay half of Michael Young’s contract.

  83. joeman March 19th, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    # mick March 19th, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    root for UCONN..very young team that was picked to finish in 8th place in the Big East this year
    ========================
    the team you picked to lose?
    —————————————-
    I blew that one and I live in CT…thought the Big East 5 games in 5 nights would hurt them…wrong

  84. joeman March 19th, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    # West Coast Yankee Fan March 19th, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    It’s been reported that Texas is willing to pay half of Michael Young’s contract.
    ———————————-
    but I guess he’s not that good anymore

  85. GreenBeret7 March 19th, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    tyanksfan36 March 19th, 2011 at 9:49 pm
    GreenBeret7 says:

    March 19, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    SAS and Fran, you’re very welcome. It was quite a shot. I’m still looking for a video on Rodriguez’ titanic shot over the 35 foot high batter’s eye in dead center field the other night. It supposedly went on to the Dale Mabry Expressway.

    —-

    Dale Mabry is far from being an expressway seriously, I used to drive Dale Mabry to school every morning. That highway has probably 30 traffic lights between the Apex in Lutz where it starts and GMS field. If he cleared the batters eye by a good amount then he quite possibly could have gotten the ball out to Dale Mabry.

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

    I live on a 1 and a half lane street and it’s crowded with kids (the little buggers) on bicycles. Dale Mabry is and expressway by comparison.

  86. tyanksfan36 March 19th, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    GB7

    I was at Sunday and Wednesdays games when he hit home runs. I think both were on either side of the batters eye but the one over it was when they played the Rays on Thursday. That game was not televised so there is probably no video of it. I did post my pictures from the game I went to on Wednesday. Just go to my blog and look at my photostream on the top right.

  87. D-Man March 19th, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    I’ve learned my lesson – never trust the Big East.

    6 teams knocked out in the first 2 rounds.. yikes. Could be 7 by tomorrow…

  88. West Coast Yankee Fan March 19th, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Michael Young is still good, but the Yankees don’t need him at all. Chavez and Nunez have pretty much been lights out this spring backing up the best infield in baseball.

  89. Fran the original March 19th, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    tyanks,

    Nice baseball shelf. I was going to ask you what you did with your autographed baseballs from the other night.

  90. joeman March 19th, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    I believe big east had 11 teams this year, that won’t happen next year

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

    Frozen thin mints!

    Fran,

    Do a search for thin mints girl scouts cookie recipes. There’s one that’s regurgitated on all the sites. Looks easy enough, but just ignore the 6TB shortening in the chocolate coating as you eat them. :).

    I haven’t tried it, but we’ve already gone through 2 boxes if the real ones. I can’t afford them at that rate!

    Excuse me while I go eat my corned beef melt on homemade white bread…

  92. joeman March 19th, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    Military strikes launched by the U.S. and allies have ‘severely disabled’ Qaddafi’s air defenses, official says, as Libyan leader threatens to attack targets in Mediterranean.
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    these strikes were a long time coming

  93. joeman March 19th, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    # m March 19th, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    Frozen thin mints!

    Fran,

    Do a search for thin mints girl scouts cookie recipes. There’s one that’s regurgitated on all the sites. Looks easy enough, but just ignore the 6TB shortening in the chocolate coating as you eat them. :) .

    I haven’t tried it, but we’ve already gone through 2 boxes if the real ones. I can’t afford them at that rate!

    Excuse me while I go eat my corned beef melt on homemade white bread…
    ————————————————
    isn’t there such a thing of Girl Scout Ice Cream

  94. tyanksfan36 March 19th, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    Fran

    Thanks, it slowly evolved from my Harry Potter shelf to my baseball shelf. I’m running out of room which isn’t necessarily a bad thing I guess. Wasn’t the thing with the silly bands too cute? I love kids.

  95. joeman March 19th, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    OK bed time…. I’m out posting GB7

  96. Fran the original March 19th, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    mel,

    I have never had the Thin Mints frozen. Have to try that. Thanks for giving me another reason to eat them :)

    I’ll check out the recipes.

  97. Fran the original March 19th, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    tyanks,

    The silly bands were cute. I never saw Yankee logo shaped ones.

  98. SAS March 19th, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Another Big East team will go down tonight because UConn is play U of Cincy.

  99. SAS March 19th, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    :arrow:

  100. tyanksfan36 March 19th, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    Frozen Thin Mints are my favorite. I am too cheap so I just buy the Keebler Grasshopper cookies which are the exact same thing and cheaper.

  101. Giuseppe Franco March 19th, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    How does an All Star caliber ballplayer like Young fit on the Yankee roster unless one of their infielders or Posada goes down for the season?

    The guy is an everyday player. He’s played in 150+ games in 10 of the last 11 seasons.

    There is no spot for him.

  102. GreenBeret7 March 19th, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    Giuseppe Franco March 19th, 2011 at 10:13 pm
    How does an All Star caliber ballplayer like Young fit on the Yankee roster unless one of their infielders or Posada goes down for the season?

    The guy is an everyday player. He’s played in 150+ games in 10 of the last 11 seasons.

    There is no spot for him.

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    He’s an All-Star on the market, GF. We don’t need no stinkin’ place for him to play. We just want him.

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