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Late notes and links: There and back again

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Notes on Mar 27, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Houston general manager Ed Wade told MLB.com that he tried to work out a trade to keep Rule 5 pick Lance Pendleton, but the Astros and Yankees couldn’t come up a deal.

Instead, Pendleton was sent back to the Yankees this afternoon. He was assigned to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, a pitching staff that’s overflowing as it is.

“I was thinking they might be able to work out a trade for me and be able to send me to Oklahoma City,” Pendleton told Brian McTaggart. “But you just never know. I figured that’s what they were waiting for to see if something like that was going to happen. I wasn’t surprised.”

In the next week, the Yankees will have to make some tough decisions about the Triple-A pitching staff. The addition of Kevin Millwood at least temporarily confuses a rotation that seemed more or less set with Andrew Brackman, Hector Noesi, David Phelps, D.J. Mitchell and Adam Warren.

That’s a minor, short-term issue, though. It’s the bullpen that’s especially tough to predict.

Luis Ayala, Mark Prior and Andy Sisco showed some things in big league camp suggest they could pitch their way to New York this season. I’d peg Ayala for the Triple-A closer role — just a guess on my part — while Prior and Sisco would give the Yankees experienced depth from the right and left side.

The Yankees must like new lefty Jose Ortegano or they wouldn’t have claimed him off waivers, and returned Rule 5 picks Pendleton and George Kontos also deserve Triple-A spots.

That leaves one open bullpen job for someone from this group: Ryan Pope, Brian Anderson, Buddy Carlyle, Eric Wordekemper, Kei Igawa, Amaury Sanit, Kevin Whelan, Grant Duff, Josh Schmidt and Wilkins Arias. That’s 10 names, and I might very well be leaving someone off the list. Being released wouldn’t be the worst thing for some of these guys. It’s too crowded in this organization.

• Jerry Crasnick reports that former Yankees prospect Jeff Marquez has been placed on waivers. Just yesterday, Marquez seemed to be in line for the White Sox long relief job.

• By the way, that Nick Swisher trade just keeps looking better and better for the Yankees. I’m sure Marquez can still play a role in the big leagues, but that’s still an absolute steal for the Yankees.

Robert Fish has finally made his way back to the Angels. The Yankees took him in the Rule 5, the Royals claimed him off waivers, and now he’s been returned to Anaheim. Given the Pedro Feliciano injury, Fish might actually have made the Yankees bullpen with a strong spring. Nice guy, just didn’t show much this spring.

• Another former Yankees reliever has been released. The Braves let Scott Proctor go today.

• Good friend Donnie Collins reports that Jorge Vazquez is still hitting big home runs down at the minor league complex.

• Meant to link to this a couple of days ago: The Wall Street Journal’s new Yankees beat writer Dan Barbarisi did a cool story on the media training that takes place in Yankees camp.

• Finally, Jack Curry reports that the Yankees have no interest in released Cubs pitcher Carlos Silva. This is all Joe Girardi had to say about Silva this morning: “I don’t really have any thoughts on him because I have not seen a lot of him.”

That’s an AP photo of Pendleton doing sliding drills in Astros camp. That training will not come in handy this season.

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149 Responses to “Late notes and links: There and back again”

  1. Nick in SF March 27th, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    So now Fish and Turpen are both purged from the system?

    109 wins, back on track!

  2. Betsy March 27th, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    So did the Yankees like what they saw from Prior? I wish he could make the team, but that’s not happening now – maybe he’ll be called up later. Does he have an opt-out date?

  3. stuckey99 March 27th, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    “Still can’t believe I lost trishas prediction chart last year”

    Funny, I believe I won.

  4. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 27th, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    Nick, why would anybody wager $110 to make $100? What am I missing here?

  5. LGY March 27th, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    That’s cause you are a negative Nancy compared to me stuckey.

    You really drag down the board with that stuff dude.

  6. Nick in SF March 27th, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    You would wager $110 to win $100 because you want to gamble and those are the odds the bookmaker gives you.

    You also get your $110 back, of course, the $100 is your winnings.

  7. tyanksfan36 March 27th, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    # Betsy March 27th, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    So did the Yankees like what they saw from Prior? I wish he could make the team, but that’s not happening now – maybe he’ll be called up later. Does he have an opt-out date?

    ___

    He is on a minor league contract. I dont think it comes with an opt-out. He is just here to go to AAA to get innings and find out what he has left, if he shows that he still has it then they might call him up. I dont think even he knows if he will be able to pitch a full season.

  8. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 27th, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    Stuckey, I believe you came closest and so you did win.

    :)

  9. m1kew March 27th, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    Betsy March 27th, 2011 at 10:20 pm
    So did the Yankees like what they saw from Prior? I wish he could make the team, but that’s not happening now – maybe he’ll be called up later. Does he have an opt-out date?

    No, he signed a one year minor league contract and it does not have an opt-out.

  10. tyanksfan36 March 27th, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    oh and before I forget:

    Happy Birthday to Buster Posey :)

  11. willwill March 27th, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    You know what sucks? When you go to a rental to apply for a house, and the home owner is interviewing like 10-15 candidates and you walk in with your yankee hat on in HIS HOME, And his right forearm it says “RED SOX NATION” I said to my GF… “We gotta keep looking, no way he picks us” sure enough 2pm rolls around a courtesy phone call ” house has been rented”

    RED SOX SUCK!

  12. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 27th, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    “You would wager $110 to win $100 because you want to gamble and those are the odds the bookmaker gives you.

    You also get your $110 back, of course, the $100 is your winnings.”

    Ohhhhhh. Yes I am as stupid as I sound. I thought that you gave the bookmaker $110 and he gave you $100 back, as opposed to giving you $210 altogether. Duh duh duh.

  13. Nick in SF March 27th, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    My portion of the sports gambling tutorial has to be suspended now, but Boston Dave is also lurking around with answers.

  14. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 27th, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    willwill, the guy did you a favor. That house would have been nothing but bad karma.

    JMO of course.

    :)

  15. Rich in NJ March 27th, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    • Another former Yankees reliever has been released. The Braves let Scott Proctor go today.

    /Torre’d

  16. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 27th, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    “My portion of the sports gambling tutorial has to be suspended now, but Boston Dave is also lurking around with answers.”

    :)

    I’m good. Thanks for the help.

  17. LGY March 27th, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    I was planning to guess 161 again, but Imposter Molina surely destroys all hope for that.

  18. stuckey99 March 27th, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    “Stuckey, I believe you came closest and so you did win.”

    Someday, someone is going to have to explain how I spent the year telling the entire forum the Yankees were a lock to make the postseason and being ridiculed for it, AND how I predicted the lowest win total and was closest.

  19. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 27th, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    “• Another former Yankees reliever has been released. The Braves let Scott Proctor go today.

    /Torre’d”

    :(

    Poor bas*ard. Torre’d for sure.

  20. GreenBeret7 March 27th, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    GreenBeret7 March 27th, 2011 at 10:28 pm
    Doreen, not sure about the time, but, I would think about midnight. I’ll check the schedule

    Doreen, the next showing is Tuesday afternoon at 4 PM

    http://mlb.mlb.com/network/schedule/?ymd=20110329

  21. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 27th, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    “Someday, someone is going to have to explain how I spent the year telling the entire forum the Yankees were a lock to make the postseason and being ridiculed for it, AND how I predicted the lowest win total and was closest.”

    You know that you would have been my hero for the first part! Only the faint of heart would have ridiculed you for saying the Yanks were a lock to make the post. How could rational people have thought otherwise. Especially on the heels of a WS win. Just plain dumb IMO.

  22. Doreen March 27th, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    I don’t think I included this part of the story the other day about my daughter telling me about all the “new Yankees” we have this season. A second phone call was to tell me that Molina was catching and she was very excited. then I told her it wasn’t one of “THE” Molinas. She was very disappointed! :)

  23. Nick in SF March 27th, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    I think I already know the answer, stuckey:

    http://www.ratewall.com/cpics/.....o-Face.jpg

    And with that, I must go.

  24. Doreen March 27th, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    Thanks GB7 -

    I will set my DVR for it!

    :)

  25. LGY March 27th, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    Innocent bystanders being fooled by this imposter!

    Chad needs to get him banned :mad:

  26. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 27th, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    Nick did you mean your chart bet is 109?

    Well I took Fran’s but won’t be taking any other predictions until tomorrow. I wasn’t totally ready to open up shop yet.

    I am down for 102 wins.

    Fran is down for 96 wins.

    I am going to set my DVR also, and then just relax and watch some mindless television.

    Night all.

    :)

  27. stuckey99 March 27th, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    “http://www.ratewall.com/cpics/…..o-Face.jpg”

    I’m not Harvey.

    The correction answer, in fact, is: Nervous fans vastly overrate the competition.

    95 wins (I predicated 96) is a LOCK for the postseaon.

  28. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 27th, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    Doreen and GB, I just went to set my DVR and the next showing shows as Tuesday at 3.

  29. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 27th, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    “The correction answer, in fact, is: Nervous fans vastly overrate the competition.”

    Post of the century!

  30. Nick in SF March 27th, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    I am not quite gone yet.

    “Nervous fans vastly overrate the competition” is only the right answer if you think people who picked a higher win total did so thinking they were picking the number of wins the Yankees needed in order to make the postseason. I don’t believe you can accurately make the claim that most people picked that way.

  31. Betsy March 27th, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    M1kew and Tyanks, thanks! I’d love to see him up here at some point……

  32. DocTodd March 27th, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    Torre should pull some strings and get Proctor a job with MLB…..he might even become Torre’s right hand man!

  33. GreenBeret7 March 27th, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    Thanks, Trisha. The schedule that I linked said 4 PM Eastern time.

  34. GreenBeret7 March 27th, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    Trisj is your DVR clock set to Daylight savings?

  35. GreenBeret7 March 27th, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    ***Trisha*** is your DVR clock

  36. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 27th, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    GB, yes. What I did was went to the MLB channel and just get scrolling over until I got to the program. It showed on the guide as 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday. So I just set the DVR for the program on the screen.

  37. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 27th, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    Oh never mind. I wasn’t reading Stuckey’s post that way. I thought he was making that as a generic statement!

    I think people predicted what they thought the Yanks would win, period.

  38. LGY March 27th, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    Stuckey is a nervous fan :(

    He was least confident of all about how those Yankee stacked up against the competition.

    Sad development here on lohud.

  39. stuckey99 March 27th, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    Nick, EVERYONE that made a prediction effectively predicted the Yankees would not only make it but cruise into the postseason, and the Yankees played at a consistent 100 win pace pretty much all year except for the last three weeks.

    Anyone who THOUGHT the Yankees would win 100 games before the season started had NO reason to think otherwise pretty much the entire year.

    No one effectively should have ever had a doubt.

  40. Doreen March 27th, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    Trisha -

    My Schedule says 4 pm.

    While I was doing that, I realized I won’t be home for the game (or part of it) on Thursday, so I set up the DVR for that, too. I know they do a replay, but we’re getting ready for vacation and frankly, I have no idea what Thursday night is gonna be like! :)

  41. LGY March 27th, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    If the question was, predict the lowest win total necessary for the Yanks to get in the playoffs, stuckey may have had a point.

    Unfortunately, it was predict how many games the Yanks will win. In other words, how many times will the Yanks beat their competition

    Which has exposed stuckey for his nervous and sweaty ways :(

  42. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 27th, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    Do I have the right thing? MLB network, on television, name of program is My Team Right Now! if that is correct, MLB on my Verizon guide on television lists the program as going from 3 to 5 Tuesday afternoon.

  43. GreenBeret7 March 27th, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    Tuesday:

    6:00 p.m. MLB Tonight: American League Predictions Special Live MLB Network Analysts and Insiders preview the upcoming 2011 Major League Baseball season and offer their predictions on how each team will fare in the standings

  44. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 27th, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    Well I will check out Doreen or GB’s response tomorrow as I have time to reset my DVR if that isn’t the program they’re talking about!

    Night all, for real. It is 29 temperate spring degrees here right now.

    :)

  45. stuckey99 March 27th, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    btw – same prediction:

    96 win.

    Posteason berth.

    And not the back-up catcher, Derek Jeter’s age, Feliciano’s sore arm, Freddy Garcia or AJ Burnett will make a difference.

  46. GreenBeret7 March 27th, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    On Tuesday it’s showing at 4 PM and 3 AM on Wednesday

  47. stuckey99 March 27th, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    “Unfortunately, it was predict how many games the Yanks will win. In other words, how many times will the Yanks beat their competition.”

    Exactly, and I was more right than anyone.

    Never said I was an optimist.

    Just more right more often… :-)

  48. Doreen March 27th, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    GB7 -

    I thought it was My Team Right Now?

    Guess I have to change up. ;)

  49. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 27th, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    I have 3:00 p.m. – My Team Right Now – The Reality Draft. I thought that was the funny program you said we should watch.

    6:00 I have MLB analyzing the top clubs, reviewing offseason moves, etc etc and making their picks.

  50. SAS March 27th, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    Trisha,

    Are you taking care of the number of wins like you did last year? If so, 96 please.

  51. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 27th, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    Tuesday at 4 I am between programs. Very strange.

  52. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 27th, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    I will take SAS and Stuckey for 96 wins and please NO MORE UNTIL TOMORROW.

    Thanks.

  53. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 27th, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    GB, I think that’s something different because it says it’s live. The one you want us to watch is a repeat.

  54. SAS March 27th, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    Trisha,

    It can wait until tomorrow. I didn’t know if you were doing it or not.

  55. GreenBeret7 March 27th, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    Trisha, the live show is everyone making predictions. The show tonight, is My Draft Right Now

    4:00 p.m. My Team Right Now! The Reality Draft MLB Network analysts predict the teams they think will win the 2011 World Series

  56. GreenBeret7 March 27th, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    Trisha/Doreen….did you look at the link I added (has a calendar at the top right

    http://mlb.mlb.com/network/schedule/?ymd=20110329

  57. Doreen March 27th, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    GB7 -

    I did.

    The program we want is called My Team Right Now, etc., correct? I have it for Tuesday at 4 pm.

  58. GreenBeret7 March 27th, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    Correct, Doreen

  59. Doreen March 27th, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    Ok.

    It’s on the DVR. Good to go. Thanks.

  60. GreenBeret7 March 27th, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    Tomorrow and Tuesday should be active days with player movements.

  61. GreenBeret7 March 27th, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    my pleasure Doreen

  62. tyanksfan36 March 28th, 2011 at 12:17 am

    That mlb 2011 Roy Halladay commercial they showed during the 30 clubs in 30 days is hilarious.

  63. m March 28th, 2011 at 12:51 am

    Bad story from the Rays camp. The home that Longoria, Brignac, and Price share in Pt Charlotte was burglarized. Lucky thing nobody was home. Black cloud over Longoria. His ’67 camaro was stolen out of an Arizona parking lot earlier this spring.

  64. tyanksfan36 March 28th, 2011 at 12:59 am

    So weather and time permitting I am going to try to visit the Yankees minor league complex to see Low A. With my luck though I won’t get a chance to make it.

    That sucks about someone robbing them. Floridians lack a lot of class. Pathetic.

  65. SAS March 28th, 2011 at 1:28 am

    m, tyanks,

    Still up?

  66. m March 28th, 2011 at 1:41 am

    SAS,
    I’m still up. Can’t sleep?

  67. tyanksfan36 March 28th, 2011 at 1:53 am

    SAS

    I’m still up too. Working on writing my schedule out for the last month of school.

  68. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2011 at 1:56 am

    Hey y’all, just got home from a benefit concert for Japan at Columbia U. They are doing a bunch of them in NYC. It was wonderful!

    Was there any news on when the roster will be finalized?

  69. Ed H. March 28th, 2011 at 2:02 am

    BUC and the two back-up infield slots are supposed to be announced Monday.

  70. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2011 at 2:04 am

    Good to know. Thanks. Although I am assuming spots will be filled by Chavez, Nunez and Molina.

  71. tyanksfan36 March 28th, 2011 at 2:04 am

    Yankeefem

    I think Girardi said he would tell tomorrow but now with Granderson and Feliciano uncertain I wonder if he will do it.

  72. m March 28th, 2011 at 2:06 am

    I think some of the positions will be announced soon like the BUC and the 2 bench IF. Lineup will be announced on Opening Day, but we should know the bulk of the rosters soon.

    Personnally, I think they’re waiting on status reports of Granderson and Feliciano. And maybe Dickerson. I’m holding out that they’ll jettison Andruw Jones. :mad:

  73. tyanksfan36 March 28th, 2011 at 2:12 am

    M

    I agree about Jones, I wonder if they can include him in some package since they already gave him a contract. He is just a name and not much better than what we already have in AAA. This just from what I’ve seen in ST, he spent 2 days in minor league camp and only had 1 hit in a ton of at bats.

  74. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2011 at 2:18 am

    Jones hasn’t looked very good, I grant you. However, it is only ST and they are probably still loving his big a** OBP and SLG #’s vs. lefties in 2010. He had a slow start last season, but raked in the second half. Plus, hitting at NYS won’t hurt. So, hopefully, all those factors result in his improvement over time.

  75. m March 28th, 2011 at 2:18 am

    tyanks,

    Definitely! His reputation preceded him. Didn’t some team have him after Atlanta? Then they dumped him on the Dodgers? And he was a slug there, too? I’m definitely not enamored.

  76. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2011 at 2:29 am

    Jones’ll platoon and probably won’t ever hit vs. righties. So, he should be much more effective that way. However, I would be a little concerned about his fielding. He looks slow as hell out there.

  77. m March 28th, 2011 at 2:33 am

    Exactly, I can tolerate a weak bat IF it comes with superior defense. With the good offense we have, saving runs will help us win games AND put less stress on the bullpen.

  78. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2011 at 2:38 am

    Well, the good is, Jones does give us a power bat off the bench vs. lefties. And at least his D has to be better than Thames’. ;)

    I just realized tonight’s game has AJ vs. Shields. That should be fun. Anyway, I am out. Have a good night!

  79. West Coast Yankee Fan March 28th, 2011 at 3:04 am

    Chad – loved the Hobbit reference! Excellent.

  80. joeman March 28th, 2011 at 5:56 am

    Safety is a frame of mind – So concentrate on it — all the time

  81. Doreen March 28th, 2011 at 6:08 am

    Good morning, morning people. :)

    Good morning, Joeman. How did the dice treat you the other day?

  82. tyanksfan36 March 28th, 2011 at 6:34 am

    Good morning Doreen and other morning people!

    Today is supposed to kick off an ugly week of rain. Not sure how much baseball is going to get done in the next 2 days before all the teams ship out for the regular season. I just hope it clears up by saturday.

  83. Doreen March 28th, 2011 at 6:53 am

    tyanksfan36

    Yuck. The spring has been so fantastic though, so I guess one shouldn’t complain. The timing could have been better, though. :)

    My brother and my nieces are spending the week on the Fla. east coast with my parents this week; I hope they don’t get rained out.

  84. RhapsodyInBlue March 28th, 2011 at 7:09 am

    A balmy 24 degrees this morning in beautiful upstate NY.

    A high of 40 today, hard to believe opening day is this Thursday.

    I have visions of Robbie Cano wearing that ridiculous scuba diver head cover on opening day.

  85. tyanksfan36 March 28th, 2011 at 7:28 am

    Well it hasn’t started raining yet this morning, but its pretty overcast. I am hoping that there’s a break in the rain when I get out of school and when I go tonight so I don’t get soaked in my nice clothes.

  86. MTU March 28th, 2011 at 7:29 am

    Good Morning.

    For those of you who forgot.

    This is what Spring looks like.

    https://picasaweb.google.com/cybermrb03/Spring?authkey=Gv1sRgCI66seKy2JeCKw#

    :)

  87. blake March 28th, 2011 at 7:35 am

    MTU,

    What kind a tree us that. Cherry blossoms, red buds, bradford pears, and dogwoods are out here…..winter has returned for a final gasp though unfortunately

  88. upstate kate March 28th, 2011 at 7:38 am

    good morning all
    a balmy 20 here…at least it is sunny

  89. MTU March 28th, 2011 at 7:40 am

    Blake-

    I believe it’s called a “chaste” tree.

  90. MTU March 28th, 2011 at 7:43 am

    Blake-

    Our flowering plum, peach, and pear are all out with first flowers.

  91. pat March 28th, 2011 at 7:56 am

    Good morning.

    A plethora of Yankee stories about Alex in todays papers. The audio from where they came from:

    http://newyork.cbslocal.com/20.....um=twitter

  92. Doreen March 28th, 2011 at 7:56 am

    Lovely, MTU.

    I’m bummed because my favorite flowering cherry, that was planted about 9 years ago so it was full and gorgeous and magnificent, died last summer. We replaced it with another, but of course, that’s a baby tree and won’t totally fill my yard with pink cherry blossoms. I used to just stare out the window at it.

  93. MTU March 28th, 2011 at 7:56 am

    And just to change things up a bit.

    Mrs. MTU and I ran across these neat Dino tracks yesterday.

    Not sure exactly what type they are except that they are of the three-toed variety and as you can see made fairly large prints.

    https://picasaweb.google.com/cybermrb03/DinoTracks?authkey=Gv1sRgCMPtzoW7xsrvkQE#

    Enjoy.

    :)

  94. upstate kate March 28th, 2011 at 8:00 am

    thanks MTU, you have me thinking spring…both flowering tree and remembering our spring trip to UT.

  95. BoJo March 28th, 2011 at 8:01 am

    DocTodd March 27th, 2011 at 10:46 pm
    Torre should pull some strings and get Proctor a job with MLB…..he might even become Torre’s right hand man!
    __________________
    Torre just called Proctor to tell him to start warming up.

  96. MTU March 28th, 2011 at 8:03 am

    Kate-

    Always glad to oblige.

    You need to visit again let me show you around.

    I might be doing “observation point” this week, or at least soon.

    I know you enjoyed that one.

    :)

  97. Tom in N.J. March 28th, 2011 at 8:06 am

    weather.com for the Bronx:

    Thursday: Rain

    Friday: Rain/Snow

    Saturday: Rain/Snow

    :mad:

  98. pat March 28th, 2011 at 8:09 am

    Seeing buds on the forsythia yesterday gave me hope as I put on my mittens to go for a run.

  99. Betsy March 28th, 2011 at 8:11 am

    Good morning!

  100. Mell March 28th, 2011 at 8:12 am

    “Thursday: Rain”

    Cold rain. Hitters will just have a blast trying to hit Verlander and Sabathia.

  101. Doreen March 28th, 2011 at 8:15 am

    Maybe they should spring train somewhere besides Florida the last week of the season? Maybe gradually move into the cooler/rainier climes?

  102. MTU March 28th, 2011 at 8:15 am

    Tom-

    I know the traditonalists don’t like it but it would have made a lot of sense IMO when buildig NYS to have added a retractable dome like the one at Safeco.

    Heck. The taxpayers had to foot the bill anyways so why not go for the whole nine yards ? In for a dime in for a dollar.

  103. BoJo March 28th, 2011 at 8:18 am

    Cool photo of Pendelton above. Why can’t we teach our players to levitate too?

  104. BoJo March 28th, 2011 at 8:29 am

    MTU–I agree 100% about the retractable dome…I saw plans for it and it looked great.

  105. BoJo March 28th, 2011 at 8:32 am

    Donnie Collins has a big future ahead as a writer.

  106. Mell March 28th, 2011 at 8:34 am

    “Why can’t we teach our players to levitate too?”

    Never rule out Cashman getting a good levitational guy at the trade deadline.

  107. BoJo March 28th, 2011 at 8:37 am

    Mell March 28th, 2011 at 8:34 am
    “Why can’t we teach our players to levitate too?”

    Never rule out Cashman getting a good levitational guy at the trade deadline.
    _______________
    Give me some names and we’ll get Chip to start working out the details.

  108. Ys Guy March 28th, 2011 at 9:02 am

    morning all! is it thursday yet?

  109. Ys Guy March 28th, 2011 at 9:08 am

    definitly the time of year that alot of back of the rotation candidates are being offered around as teams finalize thier rosters. since most teams staff the back of thier rotation with much less talent than they yankees do, there probably isnt going to be anything worth picking up that’s any better than we have now.

    i have been pointing out for most of the spring the overstocking of pitchers at scranton and trenton. i’d say cashman has to make a deal or two just so there are enough innings to go around.

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