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Rainy day at Steinbrenner Field

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Mar 28, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The tarp is on the field here at George M. Steinbrenner Field. It’s not raining, but there are plenty of clouds in the sky and it certainly feels like one of those days that could be hit with rain at any moment.

Some of the Yankees pregame work has been cancelled or postponed. There’s no lineup yet, and the clubhouse opened to the media for only a couple of minutes before closing again because players are arriving later than expected. The only mildly interesting bit of information I gathered is that Romulo Sanchez still has a full locker. Looks like he’s still with the team, at least for now.

While we wait, check out Bryan Hoch’s story about the Yankees clubhouse crew getting things ready for the trip north.

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174 Responses to “Rainy day at Steinbrenner Field”

  1. LoHudKnicks March 28th, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    Heck, so long as it’s raining down there, might as well head over to the LoHud Knicks Blog to pass the time!

  2. mick March 28th, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    A portend of things to come?

  3. mick March 28th, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    At game tonite, any chance for a win?

  4. Betsy March 28th, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    Yanks had better get used to it; the weather for the next week or so is pretty miserable

  5. mick March 28th, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    Carmelo Sez:
    Tonight is almost a must-win game.

    Now that’s positivity.
    What we want from our leader.

    I hope the fans don’t turn on him.

  6. mick March 28th, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    Was at the snow game when Andy pitched in 03, that was fun!

  7. Bad Scooter March 28th, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    Jesus with a homer off Sanit in intrasquad game. Stock up and rumored to have an inside track on BUC role after that shot.

  8. BTX March 28th, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    “Jesus with a homer off Sanit in intrasquad game. Stock up and rumored to have an inside track on BUC role after that shot.”

    Hope so. But Molina’s sacrifice fly yesterday gave him a solid lead for the position as well.

  9. mick March 28th, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    I don’t think they send Montero down if he tore up ST which, in fact, they wanted him to do.

  10. mick March 28th, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    Perhaps Montero eased up when Cervelli went down, thinking the job was his?

  11. tampayank March 28th, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    “# LoHudKnicks March 28th, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    Heck, so long as it’s raining down there, might as well head over to the LoHud Knicks Blog to pass the time!

    a knicks blog, now that would be depressing

  12. Guru Man March 28th, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    I think Jones will get AB’s against lefties and Granderson does need a platoon against tough lefties and probably most if Jones is putting up an OPS of .800+ against lefties. Gardner could use a day off against lefties too. If Jones is doing his job (remains to be seen) he should play against every lefty and rest Granderson most of the time against lefties with Gardner the other 1/3. People said the same thing about Granderson last year, but his OPS was below .700 again. Maybe he can get it up to .725, but that still is not good enough if the guy on your bench is 100 OPS points higher (even taking lesser defense into account)

    BTW, with the roster spaces in the minors, i am not sure why the Yanks wasted any money on Millwood? I would use a minor league pitcher before him anyway. I have no issues with cashman, but that was not a good signing

  13. mick March 28th, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    You can bet that if Martin doesn’t produce and Montero mashes , he will be up by the All Star break with more than a 60/40 split.

    That is, Martin will be backing up Montero.

  14. mick March 28th, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    a knicks blog, now that would be depressing
    =============================
    ever been over there?
    it is a ghost town.

  15. mick March 28th, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    Is it possible Montero just didn’t earn the BUC job?

  16. BeholdArNo March 28th, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    “I’d rather see Martin and Montero split time 50/50 or 60/40, but the Yankees are usually pretty conservative bringing up prospects for significant roles. And Girardi and Pena being more defensive than offensive catchers when they played probably means they will probably overvalue catcher defense and not value what Montero could do offensively as much.”

    Exactly, jacksquat. Completely agreed with sentences 1 and 2.

  17. mick March 28th, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    This is more of a Knick blog than the real one

  18. LGY March 28th, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    Stuckey

    The projections don’t project the playoffs. Just regular season.

  19. tomingeorgia March 28th, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    Chad, thanks for the link. Hard to imagine what logistics are like for the Yankees.

  20. Mell March 28th, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    ever been over there?
    it is a ghost town.

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

    Wouldn’t think basketball really lends itself to much blogging.

  21. LGY March 28th, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    Is it possible Montero just didn’t earn the BUC job?

    ——

    And Molina did?

  22. mick March 28th, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    Wouldn’t think basketball really lends itself to much blogging.
    ==========================
    And football. That’s why baseball is america’s pastime.
    it passes time. all year round.

  23. Bad Scooter March 28th, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    Is this deja vu all over again?

  24. mick March 28th, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    molina won it by default.

  25. Bronx Jeers March 28th, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    Writing for the Knicks blog has to be a tough gig. Sure it’d dead now but so was this place 5 years ago.

    The Genesis:

    http://www.lohud.com/blogs/200.....-blog.html

  26. jacksquat March 28th, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    I don’t think it should matter at all what Montero hit like in spring training. He has hit well in previous spring training, and he has nothing left to prove with the bat in the minors. His second half in AAA last year was epic. Further pounding of AAA pitchers will prove nothing.

    The decision whether he played in the majors or minors should have been decided based on how his defense looked. Not based on playing time, because if he looked good enough defensively he should have gotten ~40% of the starts in the majors.

    So I would hope if/when Montero gets assigned to AAA, it is solely because they think he is not ready yet defensively.

  27. Mell March 28th, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    Now that’s positivity.
    What we want from our leader.
    =====================

    What leader? Seems one of Knicks biggest problems is that they have no leadership. Nobody that makes the guys around him better.

  28. mick March 28th, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    Mell

    My point exactly.

  29. BTX March 28th, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    They’ve won with no production from their backup C before (Nieves/Fasano/Flahrety). The lineup is good enough 1-7 to do so.

    All he has to do is call a good game, play good D, and spray a couple hits, move the runners, get the sac fly, etc. he doesn’t need to hit.

  30. m March 28th, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    The Kaminesky Brothers had a great Lakers blog on the LA Times site. If the commenting was instant instead of delaye for moderation, it would have rivaled this site IMO. But ESPN picked them up, they do blogging with lots of pre-game analysis with opposing team bloggers. Live in game chat. Practice video with Phil and players. And a postgame chat on facebook

    BUT they don’t have a comment section anymore. So the bloggers blog, and it’s a great source of info. But there’s no life there.

    Not sure, but there may be more basketball bloggers than baseball ones. There’s a lot of Yankee sites, but it swindles after that.

  31. Doreen March 28th, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    The sad fact is Montero would be sitting on the bench for most of April. Girardi said he thinks the BUC will play 4 or 5 games all month. And they are weighing that into their decision. As much as I became very excited at the possibility that Montero could go north with team, strictly as a “hurray for the rookie” thing, it makes no sense for him to stagnate when he could be playing every day and getting into a grove on both sides of the plate.

    But, whatever happens happens. Que sera, sera.

  32. Bad Scooter March 28th, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    jacksquat does know jacksquat. His post about Jesus is dead on.

  33. stuckey99 March 28th, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    “The projections don’t project the playoffs. Just regular season.”

    I understand that.

    Did either of them “project” to make the postseason, is what i meant.

  34. Niblick March 28th, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    Molina definitely won the job on the basis of his .056 BA and his 22 games of major league “experience”.

  35. mick March 28th, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    Doreen is right.
    They are doing what’s best for him AND the team.

  36. Bad Scooter March 28th, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    I guarantee Montero is up before 7/4/11, probably much sooner.

  37. LGY March 28th, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    The thing CB posted had Texas winning the West last year.

  38. m March 28th, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    Lol. It dwindles after that.

    Also, very few off days in a baseball season. And there’s like 4 levels of baseball that can be covered.

  39. stuckey99 March 28th, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    Thanks, that’s what I was asking. I assume SF wasn’t projected to win the West and didn’t project to have a high enough win total to qualify for PS?

  40. stuckey99 March 28th, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    “Molina definitely won the job on the basis of his .056 BA and his 22 games of major league “experience”.”

    No one ever claimed that Molina “won” the job.

  41. Niblick March 28th, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    Then what will you call it if (when) Girardi announces that Molina is the backup?

  42. m March 28th, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    Some take ST competitions and roster spots very literally, stuckey.

  43. Doreen March 28th, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    Bronx Jeers -

    I remember when the blog started getting popular – there were so many people posting as “anonymous” you had no idea who you were responding to or if you were being responded to. I guess the day they asked us all to pick a name, any name, was the day they realized how popular this blog had become.

    And Pete did a lot more than he set out to do – 2 posts a day? Sheesh. He never slept. Diet Coke and Red Bull. Back when he liked his job here.

  44. Mell March 28th, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    “Molina definitely won the job on the basis of his .056 BA and his 22 games of major league “experience”.”

    If Molina is ultimately given the job, it won’t be because he won it, but rather what’s in the best interests of Montero. After struggling on both sides of the ball for a good chunk of the spring, is he better off playing every 4th or 5th day or he he better off playing everyday and positioning himself to improve some more defensively and get on a roll offensively? I think it’s the latter, and I think he’ll be better for it.

  45. Doreen March 28th, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    I would call it, “Molina was named the backup catcher.” Or, “The Yankees decided to go with Molina as their backup catcher.” Or, “The Yankees settled on Molina to start the season as their back up catcher.”

    :)

  46. mick March 28th, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    good job on your wep page doreen

  47. Patrick March 28th, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    Molina wins by default because Romine and Montero are (according to the Yankees) not ready to catch in the big leagues. It’s easier to cut Molina when Cervelli gets back than it is to send down Montero.

  48. stuckey99 March 28th, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    “Then what will you call it if (when) Girardi announces that Molina is the backup?”

    You really want to have a discussion about the meaning of the word “win”? Because this is exactly where this is going, right?

    If it comes to pass, Molina will temporarily be named Martin’s back-up. if you’d like to use the word “won”, that’s perfectly fair, but to then suggest he had to outperform someone to be the “winner” is just being petulant.

  49. mick March 28th, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    For all that’s been said, IF Montero makes the team, there will be great excitement in Lohudville!

  50. Niblick March 28th, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    I think Girardi is either too dumb to realize he has Gustavo, and not one of the brothers, or he wanted to make sure that he picked a backup who couldn’t challenge Girardi’s lifetime .666 OPS.

  51. m March 28th, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    Yeah, that’s it. Girardi thinks Gustavo is related to the other Molinas.

  52. Patrick March 28th, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    A fake Molina is better than no Molina at all

  53. Doreen March 28th, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    Thanks, mick.

    I’m ready for the season. Got my excel worksheets ready to go!

    And, in the “nothing ever goes as planned” department – I’m doing GTLU on Thursday, but I may have to report results late because I have to pick my daughter up in Westchester that day. So we’re gonna be off to a weird start. And then there won’t be GTLU again until April 12th. So after waiting all winter to get it going again, it’s a delayed start. :)

    It figures that the Yankees play 9 games without a day off in the beginning of April when most years it’s 2 games here, a day off there, another 3 games, etc. GTLU is nothing; if the weather doesn’t cooperate there are going to be make up games in the heat of the pennant race.

  54. Mell March 28th, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    “I think Girardi is either too dumb to realize he has Gustavo, and not one of the brothers, or he wanted to make sure that he picked a backup who couldn’t challenge Girardi’s lifetime .666 OPS.”

    Yeah, that’s probably it #reallydumbpostulations

  55. Patrick March 28th, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    Doreen, did you call Girardi and tell him to keep his opening day lineup secret until Thursday? I can think of no other reason why he wouldn’t announce it now :)

  56. LGY March 28th, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    Thanks, that’s what I was asking. I assume SF wasn’t projected to win the West and didn’t project to have a high enough win total to qualify for PS?

    No. Don’t see how that supports the projection systems taking a hit contention though.

  57. Bronx Jeers March 28th, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    Doreen,

    When did you start coming in here?

    I’ve poked around some of the archives but I never really find anybody familiar.

  58. Doreen March 28th, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    Patrick -

    I wish I had a direct line to him. Because I’m thinking he’s going to announce it early. Whether early means Wednesday or at 9 am Thursday, I don’t know. But I’m sure he’s got it ready to go with the exception of Granderson.

    I’m also thinking, if the roster comes out tomorrow or Wednesday, should I take lineups right afterwards up until 9 am day of game, just this one time.

  59. Doreen March 28th, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    Bronx Jeers -

    November of 2006 but I was anonymous for a while.

  60. m March 28th, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    It’s better to have had and lost a Molina, than to have never had a Molina at all.

  61. m March 28th, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    How about opening it up the night before? And then close it by a certain time or when the official announcement comes?

  62. austinmac March 28th, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    I am not a fan of having lesser players play or be on the roster for reasons other than on-field performance.

    I think Colon looks far better on the mound than Garcia and gives the team a better chance to win. Will Colon breakdown? He may, but isn’t that why they have Millwood and a number of close to ready pitchers for?

    Montero has not had a great spring, but Molina playing two games a week is like have me hit two games a week. No team has enough hitting to overcome a guy who will very likely hit well below .200.

    Garcia starting and the Molina as BUC seems to me to likely lead to a a somewhat lesser record than were it otherwise. A game or two may very well be important.

    On another point, I think a healthy Chavez will get into more games than one might think. I believe the ultimate decision will be on a game to game basis, are they better off with Posada as DH or Chavez at the plate either as DH or in the field. The jury is out on how Jorge will do. He hasn’t done well as DH and he is 40.

  63. Niblick March 28th, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    I’ve just met a guy named Molina
    And suddenly that name
    Will never be the same
    To me.

  64. Mell March 28th, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    Old friend Chien Ming Wang placed on 60 day DL for Nats.

  65. Doreen March 28th, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    m -

    I feel like the game has become Beat the Girardi LineUp instead of Guess the LineUp. :)

  66. Doreen March 28th, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    Mell -

    Poor CMW.

  67. stuckey99 March 28th, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    “No. Don’t see how that supports the projection systems taking a hit contention though.”

    Don’t really understand that last part.

    Guess I’ll have to be more precise.

    Has anyone every calculated by what % the the projections are historically accurate?

    2% 5% 10%?

    More or less?

    What’s the margin of error, to use a polling term?

  68. Ys Guy March 28th, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    montero isnt a capable catcher at this point.

    having him catch 2x/week will make that worse

    infrequent usage plus worrying about his defense would likely both hurt his hitting

    not a good way to develop an important young player

  69. Mell March 28th, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    Doreen:

    It really is unfortunate. Be nice to see something go his way at some point.

  70. tampayank March 28th, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    “# Mell March 28th, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    Old friend Chien Ming Wang placed on 60 day DL for Nats.

    :(

  71. BD (Boston Dave) March 28th, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    I’ll play Devil’s Advocate :

    I like the Yanks better for sure, but how are people getting away with dissing the Sox rotation and bullpen?

    Lester is a top 10 starter in the AL. BUchholz has to be considered a legit #2 or #3 -yes, he has to back up last season but isn’t it at least likely he’ll outproduce most #3 starters in the AL?

    Lackey is no longer an ace. But he’s dependable for decent #s. 4.20 ERA? Sure. That should be good for 12-15 wins.

    Beckett, if he doesn’t rebound, is still worthy of comparison to the Yanks #3 Burnett. Both of those guys are wildcards.

    Daisuke is a mess and can’t be counted on but he’s been able to pitch to at least average #4 starter #s and he’s their #5.

    The Sox bullpen isn’t as good as the Yanks at all. But it’s improved. It’s hard to argue that. Papelbon is pitching for a contract and at least gives them avg to abv avg #s. Bard is very good and could break out this year. Jenks should be abv avg even if he’s no longer a premier bullpen guy. Wheeler gives them another arm that’s at least avg. They could have some issues finding the right left-handed specialist, but all in all there are far worse bullpens.

    I will pick the Yanks in the AL East all day every day….. but I don’t really understand Yanks fans who discount the Sox as being legit contenders to win the AL East and possibly more.

    This Sox team looks to be easily the best it’s been since 2007.

    Bring it on… just don’t underestimate the Sawx. They are very good.

  72. LGY March 28th, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    montero isnt a capable catcher at this point.

    —-

    Again, how are you coming to this conclusion.

  73. Ys Guy March 28th, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    bd, you talk about the socks good rotation but you name 2 good ones, one who needs to rebound (and is showing no signs of doing that so far), a #4 who cant be counted on for anything and dont even mention the #5.

    very impressive rotation right there…

  74. Ys Guy March 28th, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    how are you coming to this conclusion.

    /////

    very simple, girardi, pena and cashman have all made that decistion. i trust their judgement.

  75. Niblick March 28th, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    Molina is 29 and has been dumped by the white sox, o’s, mets and red sox.

    Molina has proven that he’s not a major league catcher.

  76. pat March 28th, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    Not exactly a confidence inspiring response. :sad:

    Ledger_Yankees Surprised by the way Colon pitched in camp? Well, he says he was too, considering his long layoff.

  77. LGY March 28th, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    Stuckey

    It depends on the system. For that huge compilation projection that CB posted, SG has the historical results on his site if you want to browse that.

  78. Mell March 28th, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    bd, you talk about the socks good rotation but you name 2 good ones, one who needs to rebound (and is showing no signs of doing that so far), a #4 who cant be counted on for anything and dont even mention the #5.
    ======================

    In what way would this make them different from the Yankees?

  79. pat March 28th, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    Jeter coming on with Francesa in a few minutes.

  80. LGY March 28th, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    very simple, girardi, pena and cashman have all made that decistion. i trust their judgement

    —-

    How do you know that is what this decision means?

  81. Mell March 28th, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    “Jeter coming on with Francesa in a few minutes”

    Saw him last night with the guy from ESPN. Love him as a player and have little doubt he’s a fine person, but he is truly dull as an interview.

  82. Patrick March 28th, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    That is such a shame about Wang. He was a unique pitcher, it’s sad to see his career go this way

  83. Ys Guy March 28th, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    the yanks should need a b/u catcher only 3x in the first month, they also have 4 days off in that stretch.

    is it that important that montero comes north and sits on the bench in all but 3 games in april when he could be down in scranton playing every day?

    how can he be expected to develop playing 3x/month?

    he’s not going to play anymore than that with his catching at his current level

    this would be a terrible mistake and fortunately they are not considering it.

  84. Ys Guy March 28th, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    i agree, i love jeter but he makes crash davis sound exciting.

  85. 108 stitches March 28th, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    As said by many, Boston will need to have good health – all year from their 1 – 5 starters. Any replace is suspect and nothing in the farm system.
    Crawford and Gonzalez will have to better the numbers put up in 2010 by Beltre and Martinez or the fickle Boston fans will call the deals a bust.

  86. jacksquat March 28th, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    Poor Wanger.

  87. Ys Guy March 28th, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    jeter needs iron mike to teach him how to do an interview…

  88. Fran the original March 28th, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    Not sure if this was posted because I am out and did not look back–

    Aceves and Okijima were sent to AAA by Boston. Did not get roster spots.

  89. stuckey99 March 28th, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    “No team has enough hitting to overcome a guy who will very likely hit well below .200.”

    Making up things arbitrarily is rarely a good idea.

    Yankees led the league in runs scored in 2010.

    During said year, the combination of Huffman, Johnson, Russo, Curtis, Winn, Moeller and Miranda hit .194 in 337 collective AB’s.

    Add Ramiro Pena’s 154 AB’s (for 491 total) the avg goes up to .204.

  90. Niblick March 28th, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    If Martin hits the way he did in 2009 and 2010, the Yanks will be needing a backup more than 3x/month. If they want to make the playoffs, that is.

  91. jacksquat March 28th, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    I agree that Montero should definitely not be on the roster if they aren’t going to play him enough.

  92. Against All Odds March 28th, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    # Ys Guy March 28th, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    i agree, i love jeter but he makes crash davis sound exciting.

    ———————————

    He’s cut from the same cloth as Cashman. It’s surprising they had problems over the winter

  93. Ys Guy March 28th, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    niblick, cervelli will be back in a month and he will get first crack if martin is terrible. but the yankees shouldnt be counting on offense from martin in the first month, he has to adjust to a new league, park, pitching staff, etc. one month would be way too early to make a judgement about the catcher.

    then in may cervelli comes back and if martin has to sit, it will be cervelli until montero starts ripping it up in aaa.

    its a no brainer that he needs to be playing every day at this point.

  94. stuckey99 March 28th, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    “If Martin hits the way he did in 2009 and 2010, the Yanks will be needing a backup more than 3x/month. If they want to make the playoffs, that is.”

    Dodgers won 95 games with Martin hitting like he did in 2009, a year in which he played in … wait for it … 143 games.

  95. Niblick March 28th, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    It’s a funny thing: “No brainers” are just that, aren’t they?

  96. Niblick March 28th, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    I must have missed the part where the Dodgers played in the AL East. When did they move?

  97. pat March 28th, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    Longoria had an AK-47 rifle stolen when his apt was broken into this weekend.

    I’m not well versed on firearms but thats a serious weapon, no?

  98. Against All Odds March 28th, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    # pat March 28th, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    Longoria had an AK-47 rifle stolen when his apt was broken into this weekend.

    I’m not well versed on firearms but thats a serious weapon, no?

    ————————————–

    http://world.guns.ru/userfiles.....ak47_3.jpg

    oh yea it’s serious

  99. Bronx Jeers March 28th, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    Doreen,

    So you’re basically the Lohud matriarch. :wink:

    ——————-

    Somebody just handed me the Jeter GQ and there’s an article “The Most Obnoxious Sports Fans In America”

    Half of the list is college teams so that kind of dilutes the list a bit for me but the Eagles & Phillies are #1 & 2.

    Sox fans are at # 6 and are labeled “Insufferable Hypocrites”

    We’re # 9 and follow “Satan’s Chosen Team” Our infractions aren’t listed but are summed up by the following

    ” Remember everything you hate about New York? If not, Yankees fans will be happy to remind you.”

  100. pat March 28th, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    BloggingBombers Romulo Sanchez saying goodbye to teammates … Though we still don’t know where he’s been traded.

  101. tampayank March 28th, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    “# pat March 28th, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    Longoria had an AK-47 rifle stolen when his apt was broken into this weekend.

    I’m not well versed on firearms but thats a serious weapon, no?

    yeah I wouldn’t expect him to own one……..but maybe he likes to hunt

  102. NYY626 - Retire 46 March 28th, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    I actually thought Jeter’s interview with ESPN was pretty good. Jeter was caught on the mic a few times on the 30 clubs in 30 days special last night, it seems ike he never shuts up lol

  103. jacksquat March 28th, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    pat March 28th, 2011 at 3:26 pm
    BloggingBombers Romulo Sanchez saying goodbye to teammates … Though we still don’t know where he’s been traded.

    Ask Sanchez maybe?

  104. Niblick March 28th, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    What the heck is he hunting for, with a Soviet assault rifle that fires 600 rounds per minute?

  105. Jerkface March 28th, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    People don’t really hunt with ak 47 they are for plinking at the range and showing off. The media may also be misreporting the rifle like when all handguns become glocks or something similiar. Or it could be an ak 47 variant based off the design. it may be a WASR.

  106. Erin March 28th, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    jacksquat March 28th, 2011 at 3:29 pm
    pat March 28th, 2011 at 3:26 pm
    BloggingBombers Romulo Sanchez saying goodbye to teammates … Though we still don’t know where he’s been traded.

    ?

    Ask Sanchez maybe?

    **********************
    maybe he doesn’t know either. ;)

  107. Patrick March 28th, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    yeah I wouldn’t expect him to own one……..but maybe he likes to hunt

    You don’t hunt with an AK-47…

    But it would be pretty awesome to have one..

  108. Ys Guy March 28th, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    evan longoria…leftist revolutionary and rbi machine!

  109. Erin March 28th, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    BryanHoch Pedro Feliciano will stay behind in Tampa and be placed on the disabled list.

  110. Nick in SF March 28th, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    If/when G-Mole is named backup catcher, it will be because the inadimate carbon rod he’s competing with has a strained oblique.

  111. Jerkface March 28th, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    Commercial ak 47 are semi auto. You have to have special tax stamps and license to own a fully automatic weapon, where as anyone can buy a semi auto with a background check. then he could simply be bump firing it for full auto, firing it semi, or had it illegally modified to be full auto.

  112. tampayank March 28th, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    sorry I’m ignorant about guns :)

  113. stuckey99 March 28th, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    “I must have missed the part where the Dodgers played in the AL East. When did they move?”

    Ah, the “nothing counts unless it was done in the AL East” gambit. A time honored strategy.

    Okay, then how about this:

    The team with the best record in the ML;s last season got this line from their catchers over 162 games.

    .218/.319/.324/.643

    Oh, and they were 3rd in the ML’s in runs scored and played where….??

    That’s right, the American League East.

    Making s**t up takes another body blow!!!

  114. LGY March 28th, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    The Yankees could limit the BUC to about 3 or 4 games in April.

    But, if they committed to putting Montero through a Jorge Posada type apprenticeship as Joel Sherman called it, they don’t have to.

    The amount Jesus Montero would play as the BUC is a matter of choice for Girardi.

  115. jacksquat March 28th, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    tampayank March 28th, 2011 at 3:26 pm
    “# pat March 28th, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    Longoria had an AK-47 rifle stolen when his apt was broken into this weekend.

    I’m not well versed on firearms but thats a serious weapon, no?

    yeah I wouldn’t expect him to own one……..but maybe he likes to hunt

    An AK-47 is not a hunting rifle. It’s a fully automatic assault rifle. Powerful, durable and reliable, but accuracy is mediocre. Very popular in the middle east.

  116. austinmac March 28th, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    Stuckey,

    Okay, let’s go with your theory and not have the better hitters on the team. Great thinker.When Molina is up with men on base he has a 1 in 6 chance of getting a hit. No, that will help the team. Incredible.

  117. Ys Guy March 28th, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    i was at that opening day francessa was talking about. mattingly was terrible at first and i think he left a boatload of guys on base, too. i believe it was 1983. he got sent down pretty quickly after that.

  118. West Coast Yankee Fan March 28th, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    Sanchez traded – no one knows where.

  119. LGY March 28th, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    Of course Face knows this stuff. ;)

  120. LGY March 28th, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    I actually think not having Montero up now could affect th

  121. pat March 28th, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    The report I read made it sound like the Sheriffs office was reluctant to say which player the weapon belonged to, then they said who but were reluctant to say what the weapon was but then released it was an AK-47 that was legal.

    I’m going to guess a Sheriff’s Dept. wouldn’t call it an AK-47 unless it was one.

  122. LGY March 28th, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    I actually think not having Montero up now could affect the team more down the road than in April.

    I want Montero up now so he can see and adjust to major league pitching early in the sas

  123. BD (Boston Dave) March 28th, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    Y’s Guy,

    I listed all five Sox starters, not just four.

    I’m certainly not claiming they rival the Phils.

    But i guarantee if the Yanks had the same rotation, people here would be taking a more optimistic approach to Lester, Buchholz, and yes, even Lackey, Beckett, and Daisuke.

    I simply can’t see why it’s ok to optimistically project all the Yanks and assume the worst for the Sox. I get it, but it’s funny.

    Again, I’ll roll with the Yanks. I’m just a little more realistic than you are, perhaps?

  124. Erin March 28th, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    Ledger_Yankees Feliciano thinks he’s going to be here a few weeks, waiting for pain in his triceps area to go away. Longtime player, first-time DL-er.

  125. Niblick March 28th, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    Another fallacious argument from Stuckey – you are translating one player’s performance on one team to another team and assuming the team results would be the same. That’s an air ball.

  126. Nick in SF March 28th, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    Make than an inanimate carbon rod. The other thing might’ve beaten out G-Mole too, though.

  127. Ys Guy March 28th, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    id rather have molina go 1/6 when they need him in april while montero is catching 25 games in scranton.

    what gives you the best chance to win a game in april isnt the determining factor of what you should do. if it did, you’d pitch banuelos instead of garcia the first time through.

  128. Bronx Jeers March 28th, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    Longoria had an AK-47 rifle stolen when his apt was broken into this weekend.

    ————————————————————————————————————–

    The thief even didn’t have to use Evan’s AK…
    I guess it was a good day

  129. Ys Guy March 28th, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    ok so the yankees won a WS with melky. prety much the same thing

  130. BD (Boston Dave) March 28th, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    “As said by many, Boston will need to have good health – all year from their 1 – 5 starters. Any replace is suspect and nothing in the farm system.”

    ————-

    Great point. The real advantage the Yanks have is their farm system pitching. And yes, that could play a very large role in 2011 and certainly beyond.

  131. stuckey99 March 28th, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    Austin,

    No one is arguing you don’t want the best offensive players available. That’s the conclusion of a child.

    I’m very specifically responding to your assertion that, “No team has enough hitting to overcome a guy who will very likely hit well below .200.”

    So let me be exact. Does the FACT that successful teams have done exactly right say anything about your claim?

    Yes or no?

    This is the worst fumble at an attempt to change the subject that I’ve seen here in some time.

  132. LGY March 28th, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    Sorry hit submit accidently.

    Early in the season. I don’t want Montero to have to do this in the midst of a pennant race.

    Also because I think it us pretty likely that one or both of Martin or Cervelli falter, I don’t would rather not have Montero put into a situation where he has to adjust under the spectre of the Yankees more or less “needing” him.

  133. Patrick March 28th, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    AK-47 was my favorite gun in counter-strike…

  134. austinmac March 28th, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    Ys,

    I’d rather play the best players. It helps the team win. It is why they play.

    Molina will play a number of games in April and May. I have seen nothing to show me he isn’t very, very far below the average catcher. He is a journeyman and not a good one at that.

  135. pat March 28th, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    Is it wrong that when I read David Price’s laptop was stolen in the burglary the first thing I thought of was Bucholz?

  136. Jerkface March 28th, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    Speaking of longoria check some of the swings he takes on breaking balls, very close to how montero looked this spring. Longoria is got out with breaking stuff, and he remains a good hitter.

  137. Ys Guy March 28th, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    lgy if the yankees brough montero up now, it would only be because the ‘needed him’.

    without the cervelli injury he would certainly be going down.

  138. austinmac March 28th, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    Stuckey,

    The argument that a good team can have a bad player is obvious. So too, it would seem to me for one who is not a child, that a bad player makes the team less likely to win. That is the subject. Can you follow it?

  139. Doreen March 28th, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    Bronx Jeers -

    Because I have nothing better to do (while I’m waiting for a phone call), I researched the November 06 posts. My first appearance as “Dor” was on 11/15. I think I identified a couple of my anonymous posts from earlier in the month, but I didn’t post all that much back then.

  140. BD (Boston Dave) March 28th, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    pat,

    Not wrong at all

    The insurance on my laptop is a little higher bc I live within a 5 mile radius of Buccholz :)

  141. Carlo March 28th, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    # BD (Boston Dave) March 28th, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    But i guarantee if the Yanks had the same rotation, people here would be taking a more optimistic approach to Lester, Buchholz, and yes, even Lackey, Beckett, and Daisuke.

    I simply can’t see why it’s ok to optimistically project all the Yanks and assume the worst for the Sox. I get it, but it’s funny.

    Again, I’ll roll with the Yanks. I’m just a little more realistic than you are, perhaps?

    ———————————————–

    This is something I have long been saying for months now, but I think to some, if they say it enough or read it enough, it becomes reality. And for those folks, its a waste of time even attempting to rationally discuss it with. Objectively, however, it is very difficult to pretend like the Yankee rotation is in any way an advantage in the myopic game of which team is better, yanks or sox.

  142. stuckey99 March 28th, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    “Niblick March 28th, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    “Another fallacious argument from Stuckey – you are translating one player’s performance on one team to another team and assuming the team results would be the same. That’s an air ball.”

    “Niblick March 28th, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    “If Martin hits the way he did in 2009 and 2010, the Yanks will be needing a backup more than 3x/month. If they want to make the playoffs, that is.”

    This is impressive. Contradicting yourself in the span of 21 minutes.

    But given the likelihood you probably won’t even understand your own contraction, I’ll give you a chance to support your initial claim.

    By what evidence are you basing the conclusion that the Yankees will need Martin to hit better than he did in 2009-10 to make the playoffs?

  143. Nick in SF March 28th, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    LGY, is starting the season with Montero in AAA something about which reasonable people can disagree or is it nothing less than an indefensible blunder not to bring him up NOW NOW NOW?

  144. LGY March 28th, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    id rather have molina go 1/6 when they need him in april while montero is catching 25 games in scranton

    —–

    Scranton only plays 24 games in April. With no off days.

  145. stuckey99 March 28th, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    “The argument that a good team can have a bad player is obvious.”

    From what I can tell, not so much.

    “So too, it would seem to me for one who is not a child, that a bad player makes the team less likely to win. That is the subject. Can you follow it?”

    I can. Then say less likely.

    You and others are arguing they can’t.

  146. tyanksfan36 March 28th, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    Wally Matthews is such a negative nancy.(Apologies to those named nancy) I wish people I follow on Twitter would stop retweeting him.

  147. Ys Guy March 28th, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    gerald williams
    chad curtis
    rickey ledee
    chili davis
    shane spencer
    melky cabrera

    all were starters on yankees teams that won the WS

  148. BoJo March 28th, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    Quick hit and run.

    Alfredo aceves sent down to AAA in Boston…where he can get back at the Yankees by mailing nasty post cards to Cashman. Theo sent him down to free roster space for two so-so players.

    Chien Ming Wang’s sting on 60 day DL might have nothing to do with an injury, except for the hurt he was putting on the manager’s ulcer while throwing 85 mph. I don’t know for sure but guess that the DL gives him more time to find his fastball. Last seen in Houston.

    Longoria’s AK-47 was probably purchased to keep that kid on commercial from stealing his cap…DAMN FANS!

    R Sanchez told to clear out hisw locker and report to new team…not told who that team is…and thus begins the new reality TV show “Where in the World Is Romulo Sanchez?”

    Thanks to the poster who suggested Tom Morello-The Nightwatchman. I loved his guitar work with RATM, and he is great solo too. I’ll post name later to thank again, but am in a hurry now.

  149. joeman March 28th, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    PASQUALE’S RIGOLETTO

  150. LGY March 28th, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    Nick

    Of course.

    But that would make the discussion pretty boring, no?

    I am not opposed to this decision as vehemently as I am arguing against it :)

  151. Erin March 28th, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    BoJo March 28th, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    Alfredo aceves sent down to AAA in Boston?where he can get back at the Yankees by mailing nasty post cards to Cashman.

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

    :lol:

  152. Tom in N.J. March 28th, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    “Make than an inanimate carbon rod. The other thing might’ve beaten out G-Mole too, though.”

    http://www.freelanceninjas.com.....etrust.jpg

  153. BoJo March 28th, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    That was 38HotDogs who recommended Tom Morello–former lead guitar for Rage Against The Machine. Thanks to you and say hi to the other 63 dalmations for me.

  154. pat March 28th, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    “Wally Matthews is such a negative nancy.(Apologies to those named nancy) I wish people I follow on Twitter would stop retweeting him.”

    Following Wally on Twitter falls under the category of keep your friends close and your negative Nancy’s closer.

  155. tampayank March 28th, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    “BoJo March 28th, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    Longoria’s AK-47 was probably purchased to keep that kid on commercial from stealing his cap…DAMN FANS!”

    ha ha

  156. Wave Your Hat March 28th, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    I see no reason to turn Montero into a Super Two when he is struggling anyway, Send him down, bring him up later once he starts hitting, assuming of course his catching is up to it.

  157. Tom in N.J. March 28th, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    Ledger_Yankees Feliciano thinks he’s going to be here a few weeks, waiting for pain in his triceps area to go away. Longtime player, first-time DL-er.

  158. Mr. Baseballs March 28th, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    I’m not sure if it’s been said but, how about let our DH (Jorge) be the BUC. I still think it is completely ridiculous for the yanks to completely disregard Jorge as a BUC. Even more so now that it appears Molina will be behind the plate every 5 day or so. How bad could Jorge be. Not to mention putting Jorge behind the plate gives guys like Jeter, A-Rod, Tex and Swisher a chance to DH while getting Chevez and others at-bats.

  159. Ys Guy March 28th, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    when you look at that list of yankees starters on WS winners you realize that MOST winning teams have a player on them who is just filling a spot.

  160. tyanksfan36 March 28th, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    Pat

    I don’t even follow him, I used to but he got annoying, now that marchand character insists on retweeting every annoying tweet.

    Speaking of negative nancies. I am stuck in Sweet Tomatoes because its like a deluge here in Tampa. I guess there are worse places to be rained in.

  161. austinmac March 28th, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    Stuckey,

    I do not say a team cannot win with a poor player. You seem to argue that that means it is not detrimental to have one. That is obviously not true.

    The Yankees may need to win every game they can. Molina will not help. If people who know more than me think Montero cannot do the job, so be it.

  162. GreenBeret7 March 28th, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    pat March 28th, 2011 at 3:23 pm
    Longoria had an AK-47 rifle stolen when his apt was broken into this weekend.

    I’m not well versed on firearms but thats a serious weapon, no?

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

    AK-47 is about the same as using a 30.06 rifle in hunting. Put a scope on it and it’s very accurate. I preferred an M-14, though. Both used 7.62mm rounds. All good hunting rifles

  163. Nick in SF March 28th, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    Good to know.

    The bad news for you is that G-Mole will stink even faster on 4G.

  164. GreenBeret7 March 28th, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    Both used 7.62mm rounds

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

    ***All three***

  165. Erin March 28th, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    New Post: Pouring rain, game in doubt

    :arrow:

  166. BoJo March 28th, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    Mr. Baseballs March 28th, 2011 at 3:56 pm
    _____________________
    Mr Baseballs…did you ever see the movie “Bang the Drum Slowly”–either the Paul Newman version or the Robert DiNiro version? If so, do you remember the scene where the catcher starts losing his awareness of surroundings during a pop foul, and gets confused? Or when he tries to buy an insurance policy from Arthur and name a fluzzy as his beneficiary?

    Well, Jorge has had numerous concussions and has started to show signs of it, so for health reasons, the Yankees won’t let him catch anymore. Think about the infield fly call the other day when he didn’t realize the pop up in infield qualified as an infield fly and was tagged out at third when the ball dropped.

    Really…do you want to put Jorge’s health at risk? Do you want him to be embarrassed on some foul pop-up? Do you want him buying insurance policies and handing them out to fluzzies–Think of his wife and child MAN!!! Have some compassion!

    Ok–Bang the Drum Slowly doesn’t have much to do with Jorge’s condition, but I liked the show and wanted to get in a plug.

  167. LGY March 28th, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    “The bad news for you is that G-Mole will stink even faster on 4G.”

    ——————-

    Not sure whether to :lol: or :(

  168. joeman March 28th, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    Private Room

    Ruffino Chianti Classico Riserva

    Calamaretti Fritti Con Salsa Piccante
    Fried baby squid in hot sauce

    Insalata Della Casa

    Bocconcini Di Vitello
    Veal with prosciutto and sage

    Tiramisu

  169. Ys Guy March 28th, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    carlos may
    cliff johnson

    hector lopez
    andy carey
    joe collins

    started on yankee WS winners, too

  170. Erica in NY March 28th, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    :arrow:

  171. tomingeorgia March 28th, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    An AK in thick brush and close in doesn’t need to be accurate. Just terrifying.

  172. GreenBeret7 March 28th, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    Arthur and name a fluzzy as his beneficiary?

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

    I suggest you watch the movie again. Henry Wiggen’s nickname was “Author”

  173. Mr. Baseballs March 28th, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    BoJo- He was already embarrassed by a foul pop the other day in ST none the less. I do see your point. I just think the he can handle every 5th day and the lineup would over be stronger and better rested if he was given the chance.

  174. BoJo March 28th, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    GreenBeret7 March 28th, 2011 at 4:09 pm
    Arthur and name a fluzzy as his beneficiary?

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

    I suggest you watch the movie again. Henry Wiggen’s nickname was “Author”
    _______________
    Killer was visiting here and typed tht for me. Keep your dog at home and off my keyboard damnit!

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