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Off day notes and links: A different kind of birthday gift

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Notes on Apr 11, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

First, we’ll start with a photo passed along by the group that help organize today’s Nick Swisher appearances at various Bank of America locations. Is anyone surprised to see that Swisher seemed to be having a great time?

Second, a very cool thing is happening over at Chasing800.com, where the website came up with a good way to celebrate Mark Teixeira’s birthday.

Inspired by Teixeira’s $1 million donation to Harlem RBI and the DreamTeam25 initiative, the website found a group of 25 Yankees fans who agreed to donate $40 apiece to the cause. It took 48 hours to assemble the group of fans who would contribute to a $1,000 donation to Teixeira’s charity. From the website:

During a time of economic uncertainty and daily financial struggles, it was great to see a group of fans with one common interest (Yankees Baseball) coming together in support of a great cause for inner city athletics and inner city education.

Check out Chasing800.com for a list of those who donated.

A few other notes on this off day…

• The Yankees announced today that CC Sabathia will be greeting fans in the Great Hall near Gate 6 before tomorrow’s game. Sabathia will be there around 5 p.m. Also, Robinson Cano will get his Silver Slugger award before the game.

• Speaking of the upcoming home stand, Connecticut basketball player Kemba Walker — fresh off his NCAA title win — will throw out the first pitch on Wednesday.

• The Associated Press has reported that Kevin Millwood is scheduled to make his “second and possibly final” extended spring training start tomorrow in Florida.

• Buster Olney reports that the Yankees are “just trying to get 20 to 35 starts” out of their final two rotation spots, then they’ll look to the trade market to fill the rotation. Right now there’s no clearly defined rotation trade market, hence the Millwood and Carlos Silva additions.

• The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette looked back at the Xavier Nady/Damaso Marte and, unsurprisingly, found it to be a win for the Pirates on the strength of Jose Tabata alone.

• Speaking of that trade, Ross Ohlendorf went on the disabled list and was replaced on the roster by Dan McCutchen.

• Speaking of traded former Yankees: Austin Jackson is struggling in Detroit.

• Not to excuse the cost of parking around Yankee Stadium, but thought I’d mention that it cost me $45 to park at Fenway last night.

Associated Press photo of Sabathia

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292 Responses to “Off day notes and links: A different kind of birthday gift”

  1. BoJo April 11th, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    Looking at the first picture, I am tempted to ask something to the effect of how often we get a “xxxxxx” shot in the papers–referring of course to the fan named Neal Beaver in the middle…but I won’t go there.

  2. blake April 11th, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    • Buster Olney reports that the Yankees are “just trying to get 20 to 35 starts” out of their final two rotation spots, then they’ll look to the trade market to fill the rotation.”

    How many starts is Boston trying to get out of Lackey and Dice K?

  3. m April 11th, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    The guy with the Mets gear looks uncomfortable with Swish. :P

  4. Against All Odds April 11th, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    How many starts is Boston trying to get out of Lackey and Dice K?
    ———————————————————–

    10

  5. BoJo April 11th, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    Dice_k reminds me of Hidecki I-rob-you. And that is not a good thing.

  6. Against All Odds April 11th, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    # m April 11th, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    The guy with the Mets gear looks uncomfortable with Swish. :P

    —————————————————————

    It’s hard being a Met fan

  7. m April 11th, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    AAO,

    He asked for games, not innings.

  8. BoJo April 11th, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    If only we had video…

    Nick: “Really?!? You’re a Mets fan? Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha–OMG–hahahahahahaha… let me breath here… hahahahahahahahahahaha

  9. Against All Odds April 11th, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    # m April 11th, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    AAO,

    He asked for games, not innings.

    —————————————-

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

  10. m April 11th, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    Caption Contest.

    “What’s a pretty girl like you doing with a loser like this?”.

  11. BoJo April 11th, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    Nick: “wait….wait..you’re a Mets fan AND your last name is really BEAVER?!?! OMG!!! Hahahahahahahahaha… I’m dying here… hahahahahahahahaha… Does that make this photo a Beaver shot?! Hahahahahahahaha”

  12. GreenBeret7 April 11th, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    Ugly finish to Vharleston game

    Final box score

    http://web.minorleaguebaseball.....x_capafx_1

  13. BoJo April 11th, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    Opps…I went there.

  14. West Coast Yankee Fan April 11th, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    Geez! Those poor people in Japan this is bad news. CNN is reporting that they just raised the threat level from a 5 to a 7 at the damaged nuclear plant – that’s on a level with Chernobyl.

  15. BoJo April 11th, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    Good night night people.

  16. Mike_Boston April 11th, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    # CB April 11th, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    “I meant, what can getting an MRI hurt? If they find nothing, then great; if they find something, well then he should get it taken care of. ”

    Just as an example – an athlete who plays soccer for the team I root for wound up having very serious liver surgery because they picked up an abnormality on an MRI. The MRI wasn’t really done for a specific reason. It was done just to be “careful” from what I understand. What can it hurt?

    That test led to him having the right half of his liver removed. This obviously must have caused him tremendous personal distress. In addition, he will now miss the rest of the season which which is devastating to the team. They have a chance to go down as the greatest soccer team of all time – and losing this player for surgery that proved to be unnecessary may prove to be the reason why they don’t win and take their place in the history books.
    ———————————————————————–

    CB, I follow LaLiga so I assume you meant Abidal from Barca? From what I read he had a liver tumor removed and that he was recovering and hoping to train soon. Where did you see that it wasn’t a needed surgery and he was done for the season? I don’t see any new items on the web since mid March on the topic. Not doubting story but I’d like to hear more.

  17. CB April 11th, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    (repost)

    Bojo,

    Just my opinion, but if one is going to consider Josh Gibson alongside all other catchers then he wins hands down. It’s probably not even close. No chance Bench was a better ball player than Josh Gibson.

    Gibson IMO was the greatest catcher of all time.

    Unfortunately, that said, it’s can be difficult how to consider Gibson’s career for the obvious reasons.

    Only considering mlb players, for me, Piaza was the greatest catcher of all time. I don’t think Bench compares well with Piazza. Piazza had such an overwhelming bat, Bench’s glove does not make up the difference.

    Piazza was the only truly great hitter to have every played that position.

    I do think Joe Mauer has a chance to make his name at the top of that list but he’s a long way off.

  18. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 11th, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    Nobody hits a pitcher better than former team members.

  19. West Coast Yankee Fan April 11th, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    15-4 Rays!!!!!! That will do wonders for your team ERA.

  20. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 11th, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    Hope the Rays save some runs for the next two games!

  21. m April 11th, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    Son: “Ho! 13-4? Is there a mercy rule in pro baseball?

    :lol:

  22. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 11th, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    Scutaro was dreadful tonight!

    Is 16-4 a lot?

  23. GreenBeret7 April 11th, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    People forget just how could of a catcher Ellie Howard was. He didn’t get to the majors until he was 26 years old. As a hitter, Munson was better than Campanella in everything but power.

    Gibson….only have people like buck O’Neill to say how good he was. All of his records were by word of mouth and according to the players, everyone was a HOFer.

  24. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 11th, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    mel, you missed 3 of them!

  25. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 11th, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    Farnsy on.

  26. CB April 11th, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    mike_boston,

    Yes I was referring to Abidal. Let me clarify what I was referring to. It does not appear that Abidal was sick or had any kind of symptoms. He was having the best season of his career and was one of the best defenders in all of Europe.

    There wasn’t a great deal of information released, but it seems like at some point he may have had some kind of test done “just to make sure” he was ok. On that test they found a tumor in his liver. Given his age, etc, cancer didn’t seem very likely at all.

    Before he actually had the surgery Barca was still in the process of finalizing an extension to his contract. They clearly were not particularly concerned that it was going to be malignant.

    I don’t know this for certain but it’s the only thing that seems to pull the pieces together for me. He had a major surgical procedure which cost him the rest of this season and it didn’t seem very likely that he had anything really wrong.

    And that’s what I meant by “uncecessary” and what Joe from LI was referring to as well. Once you do a test you are stuck with the result. If something “abormal” is found it requires more test, more interventions, etc.

    It’s the problem with doing tests without a good reason, especially if the test is very sensitive in picking things up.

  27. GreenBeret7 April 11th, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    Quite an offensive night for Scranton. Luckily for yje Redwings, they know how to develop pitchers in the Twins system.

    http://web.minorleaguebaseball.....a_rocaaa_1

  28. CB April 11th, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    mike_boston

    Meant to ask – what team do you follow in La Liga? Don’t say Madrid, lol.

  29. m April 11th, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    I stepped away at the wrong time. My IP finally hooked up with ESPN3, so I’m just listening to these guys trying to salvage this broadcast.

    I was listening to the Yankees game last night in the car for the most part. Whoever was doing the game, their voice went up a full octave for each of Beckett’s strikeouts. If I could I would rip that guy’s voice out. Ugh.

  30. BoJo April 11th, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    CB

    Of course you are entitled to your own opinion…but I agree with GB that it is difficult to rate Gibson by word of mouth…

    And in comparing Bench to Piazza, I downgrade Piazza because IMO he was a PED user. No proof except head size, body shape, and power. Even without that, Bench’s defense makes it no contest in my mind. A power bat, a 2 time MVP, and a 10 time GGer.

    Of course, IMO, I would take a great defensive catcher like Martin over a great bat like Montero. The position is called “catching” after all.

  31. BoJo April 11th, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    GB–
    I loved Howard (still have his batting donut somewhere) and Munson…but I wouldn’t put either on top 10 list. Just below for sure IMO.

  32. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 11th, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    Kyle throwing 97 mph

  33. CB April 11th, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    “Gibson….only have people like buck O’Neill to say how good he was. All of his records were by word of mouth and according to the players, everyone was a HOFer.”

    GB7-

    Yes. This is why I was saying that there really is no good way to answer this question. It’s one of the unfortunate parts of the game’s history of course.

    The reason why it’s a bigger question with catchers IMO is because the overall quality of play at that position has been disproportionately not as good as at other positions.

    Word of mouth is always overdone. But when intelligent observers of the game are comparing a catcher to Ruth – even if it’s exaggerated it’s really saying something. He was the best power hitter in the Negro leagues. Many if not most observers felt that way.

    And for a catcher to be that good – is really saying something, IMO.

  34. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 11th, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    Uh oh. 16-5, two outs bottom of the 9th. I don’t think the Sux are going to be able to come back, though you never know.

    :D

  35. BoJo April 11th, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    Before I turn off the PC, does anyone know the result of that Mets player who had the blood test that caused concern? Did they find a cancer? AIDS? Any details?

  36. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 11th, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    Damn, game over. I was so hoping the Sux would win.

  37. BoJo April 11th, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    Does this mean Dice_k doesn’t get the win?

  38. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 11th, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    And lest we forget, DiceK Matsuzaka was the pitcher the Sux stole away from the Yankees.

    :)

  39. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 11th, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    “Does this mean Dice_k doesn’t get the win?”

    LAUGHING MY ASS OFF!!!!!

  40. Mike_Boston April 11th, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    Thanks for the info CB. What a shame something like that had to end his season and it doesn’t look to be really serious, wow.

    I really watch follow Barca and Madrid, it’s my first year watching a full season since Comcast added Goal TV last fall. I know I have to choose a team pretty soon with the potential of 4 El Classico’s coming up over the next month! I don’t think they’ve ever played that many times in such a short time span have they?

    I’d have to Barca if pressed though because Messi is such a pleasure to watch. The moment, earlier this season, I saw Ronaldo pretend to get hit in the face when the replay clearly showed a shot to the chest, he lost me.

  41. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 11th, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    Bojy, seriously, they have no pitching to speak of.

    Alas.

  42. Vineyard Yankee April 11th, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    Darn.

  43. GreenBeret7 April 11th, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    Cards need to dump Pujols. He’s now hitting .135. He’s washed up.

  44. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 11th, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    Peter Gammons can’t even get his words out. He is so upset.

  45. ac1 April 11th, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    let’s hear how the sox are just fine at 2-8.

  46. BoJo April 11th, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    Just found this…talking about getting tests that reveal surprises–

    “Mets backup catcher Ronny Paulino is grappling with stomach and colon issues and may spend time on the disabled list next month.
    Though the Mets are awaiting followup test results on Paulino’s blood work, initial diagnostics revealed the aforementioned stomach and colon issues. Paulino still has eight games remaining on the 50-game drug suspension he received last season, and general manager Sandy Alderson said it’s “very possible” Paulino could hit the disabled list thereafter.”

    http://newyork.mets.mlb.com/ne.....8;c_id=nym
    __________
    Sounds like cancer.

  47. West Coast Yankee Fan April 11th, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo? Deny thy Red Sux lust and refuse thy name; or if thou wilt not, be but known as a loser oh douche.

  48. blake April 11th, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    CB,

    Im really not sure Mauer will ever hit for enough power to match Piazza’s impact as a hitter from that position. It was looking like he was going to settle in at 25 or so homers per year after 2009 but that’s looking like the outlier now…..his glove is obviosuly much better but how much longer can he play the position? If Montero is anywhere close to Piazza then hes going to contribute to championships with the Yanks.

    Gonna.be hard for the greatest team ever to win 150 games with a 2-8 start.

  49. West Coast Yankee Fan April 11th, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Mauer is not going to be a catcher for that much longer IMO.

  50. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 11th, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    GB, maybe he heard the Manny stories and decided to lay low.

    “let’s hear how the sox are just fine at 2-8.”

    :D

    Watching the NESN postgame. I’m wondering how many excuses poor Tito can make, game after game after game.

    I think the watchword of the Sux 2011 season is going to be “We know we’re better than this.”

    :)

  51. GreenBeret7 April 11th, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    CB, I have no doubt that Gibson was most likely a great catcher, but 800-900 homers is tough to swallow, especially with all of those “great” pitchers. Ruth is doubtful. Maybe a Johnny Bench glove and Piazza bat. That would be quite possible. also many of those games were in tiny minor league parks and in Latin America.

  52. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 11th, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    “O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo? Deny thy Red Sux lust and refuse thy name; or if thou wilt not, be but known as a loser oh douche.”

    :lol:

  53. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 11th, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    Good thing they got Crawford and AGon.

    :)

  54. BoJo April 11th, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    blake April 11th, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Gonna.be hard for the greatest team ever to win 150 games with a 2-8 start.
    __________
    Really Blake–as a professional dentist and now a father for the second time, I would think simple math would be within your realm of skills. All the Red Sox have to do is go 148-4 in the next 152 games. Then they will easily win 150.

    Of course I predicted they would win 150 back in February…Only I predicted it would take 2 years.

    :-)

  55. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 11th, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    LMAO!!!!!!

    Keep it up gang. I like to laugh, even through my coughing fits!

  56. BoJo April 11th, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    I hope we see more of ERR tomorrow. I suspect he is a good luck charm this season.

  57. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 11th, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    Anyone want to go one on one with me about this superior Sux team? Tell you what. I’ll make it easy for you. I’ll take the side that says they ain’t sh*t.

  58. BoJo April 11th, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    BTW–where is mypalfish tonight? You’d think he would be here to debate the merits of the Sox.

  59. kd April 11th, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    well said trisha

  60. CB April 11th, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    mike-

    Come on! That’s like rooting for the Yankees and Boston!

    Just kidding. It’s great that you’ve finally gotten access to Gol TV. The level of technical play in La Liga is just tremendous. It’s a treat to watch.

    This string of Clasico’s is basically unprecedented. It’s going to be completely gut wrenching. It’s great that you’ve tuned into watch in to watch it because it may not come around again for years.

    Barca is just a joy to watch. Messi is just unbelievable. I didn’t think I would see an athlete in my life time better than Gretzky or Jordan – but there he is. But what really makes them so amazing is how they operate in a system as a team. I’ve very biased but Madrid is just so schizophrenic as an organization. Worse than the Yankees under George at the nadir of the craziness. There’s just so much short term thinking. They’ve had 17 managers over the past 15 years. They fired Fabio Capello after led them to the league championship.

    So pick wisely! Messi is only 23! You can watch most of his entire career! And the talent in the youth ranks is fantastic.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87LlzzHYeI0

  61. BoJo April 11th, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue April 11th, 2011 at 10:56 pm
    Anyone want to go one on one with me
    _______________
    The gentleman in me will leave that line alone…but the little devil in me is impishly grinning.

  62. Pat M. April 11th, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    And keep this in mind when discussing The Pizza Man….He played in some pitcher friendly yards, Dodger Stadium, Joe Robbie & Shea were not exactly generous when it came to the long ball……..The guy had great plate coverage and just drove the ball hard and deep

  63. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 11th, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    Boje, no question the fool is our good luck charm.

    I notice that mypalefish was among the missing. I guess if he can’t be trashing something about the Yankees and hyping the competition at the same time, he feels like life isn’t worth living.

  64. BoJo April 11th, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    CB–

    Speaking of soccer reminds me of the days when i used to watch the Cosmos with Pele, Beckenbauer, Ghinalia (sp?), Steve Hunt, and Shep Messing…I thought for sure soccer would catch on if they represented the level of play in this country. Alas–it wasa short lived golden age.

  65. CB April 11th, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    blake,

    On the whole I agree with you. Odds are against Mauer.

    Piazza was probably the best hitter in the NL for a significant stretch of years.

    That’s completely unprecedented for a cather. It’s just mind boggling.

    And man – he could flat out rake. Just hit the tar out of the ball and did so at such a high frequency.

  66. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 11th, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    Boje, you are killing me tonight!

    :)

    I really want to watch some DVRd television but NESN just flashed on the screen that the next thing coming up is “Red Sux React”.

    I’ll stay.

  67. BoJo April 11th, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    One of my favorite players from the Cosmos

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQYmnOA5umE

  68. CB April 11th, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    “Ruth is doubtful. Maybe a Johnny Bench glove and Piazza bat. That would be quite possible. ”

    GB7-

    I agree. I really doubt he was Ruth.

    But think about the magnitude of what you just wrote!

    If he was even remotely close to Piazza with the stick and Bench with the leather he is easily the greatest catcher of all time.

    Ultimately, we’ll never know. But he’s one of the players I really, really wish I could have seen play.

  69. tyanksfan36 April 11th, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    GB

    It looks like I missed a good Tampa Yankees game tonight. Everyone had a hit and Lyerly hit a home run. I hope they save some of that for tomorrow nights game. I bought milb.tv but I haven’t had time to watch any games so far, when I get time I will have to go back and find all the good games and try to find the Montero hits.

  70. GreenBeret7 April 11th, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    Pat, home parks are what killed players like DiMaggio, Mantle, Skowren’s and Howard’s power and RBI numbers. 402 feet to straight away to left, 457 to left center? OUCH. Imagine big Frank Howard spending his prime in Boston or Detroit. Or Piazza in those places.

  71. m April 11th, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    Charlie Villanueva grabs another player’s junk. Then
    After the game, “It was a heat of the moment thing” and “he threw an elbow” over and over.

    Felix is on his own…again.

  72. m April 11th, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    Mauer’s problem is his inability to stay healthy. Dies he play any other positions at this level?

  73. Against All Odds April 11th, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    # BoJo April 11th, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    BTW–where is mypalfish tonight? You’d think he would be here to debate the merits of the Sox.

    ——————————————–

    That only happens after a win by the rate the Red Sox are going there might not be many of those this season lol

  74. GreenBeret7 April 11th, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    CB, as you say, those are great numbers and defense for anyone, let alone a catcher. Truly is a pity that things were as they were in those days. I’m sure that many were the acqivilants of white players of their day….just not all of them. With the following that the black leagues had, you’d think that box scores would be printed in the great black papers. Numbers aren’t everything, but, they’re a great place to start.

  75. m April 11th, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    Whoa. Eastern playoffs set Knicks vs C’s!

  76. GreenBeret7 April 11th, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    TY, I linked the 4 minor league games on this thread and the bottom of the last thread. Lyerly’s bat was beastly tonight.

  77. GreenBeret7 April 11th, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    Mauer could play 3rd base or a corner outfield, unless Morneau is moved or forced out because of the concussions.

  78. MTU April 11th, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    Banuelos is too good for AA.

    :)

  79. raymagnetic April 11th, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    Nobody cares that the Yankees got nothing for Jorge(sic) Tabata? :???: :(

  80. Mike_Boston April 11th, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    CB,
    Another turn off for me is Madrid’s Mourinho, the guy who actually coined his own nickname (the Special one) as a manager. That is the height of the arrogance! Imagine if Gretzky had named himself the Great one???

    I find LaLiga more enjoyable and exciting than the Premier league. I would describe it as more of a coordinated effort, more fluid than their UK counterparts.

    Do you think they’re 1,2 in terms of best clubs in the world?

  81. MTU April 11th, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    Nice night for Montero. 3 more hits.

    He slumping though. Only batting around .430

    :)

  82. Rob_NY April 11th, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    CB- Thanks for that video, really spectacular stuff. I’ve been following the Dynamo and went to Robertson stadium to watch them beat the WhiteCaps last night and it is just hard to imagine they’re playing the same game. The speed of the game and the precision of the passing is not even close.

    Do you think mls has a chance of moving up in this country with these franchises building beautiful new stadiums? I mean the USMNT is drawing interest and popularity, maybe they can steal some kids away from the “major” sports. That said everyone can root for the Dynamo next week as they’re playing the New England Revolution. Dale Houston! Dale Dynamo!

  83. West Coast Yankee Fan April 11th, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    I would rank them as follows:

    1. Manchester United
    2. Barcelona
    3. AC Milan

  84. tyanksfan36 April 11th, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    GB

    I kept track of the TY game all night. I was glad to see them get some hits with RISP. That was their biggest problem in their series with Lakeland. They would have a ton of hits and nothing to show for it. Tonights game was probably really exciting but I am sure that I will make it to a few more games just like it. Brett Marshall pitches tomorrow. I think he will do better than his first outing, probably nerves got to him and that shaky defense probably irritated him.

  85. Mike_Boston April 11th, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    Didn’t Madrid eliminate AC Milan in Champions League last round? How could you have them ranked higher?

  86. Pat M. April 11th, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    Raymagnetic…..The way I see it, The Yanks received a World Series Ring for him

  87. Betsy April 11th, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    While I appreciate what CB is saying, I still think there is no reason at all not to undergo some kind of testing. Just because Phil isn’t feeling any pain (IF that’s true), doesn’t mean something isn’t wrong.

  88. mypalfish April 11th, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    “BTW–where is mypalfish tonight? You’d think he would be here to debate the merits of the Sox.”

    I’m here. And I still think the Yanks have more serious problems than Boston, the main one’s being Jeter and Posada (not to mention Gardner, Swisher and Granderson).

    It is interesting, though, that Boston is getting clobbered by everyone else, but easily wins 2 out of 3 vs NY.

  89. UnKnown April 11th, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    How did Manny B. do tonight??

  90. m April 11th, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    Did Buerhle have a no-hitter going? Pop foul dropped by the 1B in the 8th. Next hitter, Suzuki, gets a hit. Them in the 9th, Pierre had a fielding error (ugly) allowed the tying run to score.

    M’s had bases loaded one out, Smoak struck out swinging. Never got a run in that inning.

  91. Betsy April 11th, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    Hmm, it didn’t really matter to me who the Knicks played. Well, I just want them to be competitive – if they are that, then that’s all we can ask for. I think the Celtics will be fine, though.

  92. m April 11th, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    It’s too early to test Phil. First off, he’s not feeling pain. Second, they found a difference in his delivery. No comment on what took them so long. SMH at Eiland.

  93. LGY April 11th, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    Jeter turning on the Yankee faithful?

    Inside sources tell LGY that Jetes was potentially going to host the BOA appearances with Swisher, but decided not to attend :(

  94. Betsy April 11th, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    Someone mentioned this on another board, but I agree with it (M, the idea was that the mechanical flaw they found was not from last year, it was from this year, so it’s not Eiland’s fault): for a young pitcher, Phil has had an awful lot of tinkering done to him, either through the Yankees or because he’s done it. It’s either a new pitch he comes up with or a new grip; a new arm slot or back to the old one. A hitch in the way he throws the ball (that weird pause) or no hitch………..For a kid who supposedly has great and sound mechanics, he seems to have a lot of mechanical issues. It is also odd that he would flounder in terms of not using his legs enough.

  95. GreenBeret7 April 11th, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    OUCH!!! Pujols is 0-4 again tonight. 7th GIDP plus a strikeout and hitting .132. Slump or washed up?

  96. Carlo April 11th, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    Unknown –

    4 IP, 4 hits, 0 runs, 1k, and I believe 1 BB

  97. Betsy April 11th, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    You can have something wrong with you (weak arm, for ex.) without feeling pain. FYI, Phil still thinks his issues have to do with lacking arm strength more than they do with iffy mechanicx.

  98. LGY April 11th, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    Inside sources also tell LGY he is an idiot for not attending because he could have scored free Legends Seats :mad: :mad: :mad:

  99. West Coast Yankee Fan April 11th, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    If you’re talking Champions League.

  100. Carlo April 11th, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    So to paraphrase mypalfish, he’s cool with the sox winning 12 of 18 vs the yanks this year and losing every other game. He believes he can hold his own defending the team if they win the head to head series versus the yanks and finish 12-150.

  101. LGY April 11th, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    I saw Messi play at the Medowlands 5 or 6 years ago.

    It was awesome.

  102. Jackson April 11th, 2011 at 11:56 pm

    GB – Pujols, washed up for now. If I talk out of both sides of my mouth though, I’ll be right 2 months from now.

    Let’s hope I’m right. I hope I’m wrong.

  103. Rich in NJ April 12th, 2011 at 12:00 am

    I hope the rain that is forecasted over the next two days doesn’t mess up the Yankee (widely underrated, imo) rotation.

  104. Jackson April 12th, 2011 at 12:03 am

    Uh OH. Pujols breakdown on espn in 7 minutes.

  105. Pat M. April 12th, 2011 at 12:07 am

    Betsy…..Honestly I think your over thinking the Hughes situation and really all the stuff you’re reading elsewhere is blunting your judgement……His arm hasn’t reached maximum strength, and I really believe that’s what it is…..Of course time will tell, but right now so many media and blog theories are clouding the situation in many a frail mind

  106. LGY April 12th, 2011 at 12:10 am

    Nick Cafad

  107. LGY April 12th, 2011 at 12:10 am

    Nick Cafardo

    “Who would have thought the Red Sox, who are now tied with Tampa Bay for last in the AL East with 2-8 records, would have pitching problems?”

    Lol. Really? Who would have thought :roll:

  108. m April 12th, 2011 at 12:12 am

    Lol. SMH at Eiland is a joke. Everything gets blamed on Eiland, so why not blame him for stuff when he’s not around?

    Sorry, I guess I was the only one who got it.

  109. Betsy April 12th, 2011 at 12:13 am

    Pat M, you’re probably right – overthinking and analyzing is a problem for me – it always has been, lol.

  110. brucevodka April 12th, 2011 at 12:14 am

    The Sox are gonna burn out Aceves that 3 appearances in 4 days.

  111. Betsy April 12th, 2011 at 12:15 am

    I don’t even know what SMH stands for, lol

  112. m April 12th, 2011 at 12:16 am

    shaking my head.

    SMH. :)

  113. LGY April 12th, 2011 at 12:16 am

    Apparently Burawa was hitting 100 on the gun tonight?? :shock:

  114. Rich in NJ April 12th, 2011 at 12:19 am

    It seems to me that Eiland was bulletproof when he was here. He got credit for any positive developments and no blame for any negative ones.

    I always that he was suboptimal and said so.

  115. GreenBeret7 April 12th, 2011 at 12:23 am

    Sir Lancelot Of Berkman with his 2nd opposite field homer of the night

  116. m April 12th, 2011 at 12:23 am

    I think he was decent. Helped Girardi build and maintain a good bullpen. Didn’t kill any pitchers. Wasn’t great, wasn’t terrible.

    Wow. Toronto building a woodshed for Felix.

  117. Betsy April 12th, 2011 at 12:24 am

    M, oh, lol – I like that

    Rich, I liked Eiland when he was here, but I started to wonder about him during this past ST. That said, I don’t blame PCs or organizations for lack of development of players – the way I look at it, the course of a player’s career is on him.

  118. Betsy April 12th, 2011 at 12:25 am

    Wow……………but Toronto is really good and I said this after last year.

  119. tyanksfan36 April 12th, 2011 at 12:25 am

    My friend was at the game tonight. He said it was probably one of the best nights of his life. He posted the Rays yellow star thing all over Boston a few weeks ago.

  120. lounge lizard April 12th, 2011 at 12:26 am

    cleveland about to roll off eight in a row. who saw that coming after their first two games.

  121. Rich in NJ April 12th, 2011 at 12:28 am

    Eiland was ostensibly hired to shepherd the development of the Big 3. Although the gap between expected performance and received performance can’t all be pinned on Eiland, some of it has to be.

  122. tyanksfan36 April 12th, 2011 at 12:28 am

    Speaking of Eiland, this boy from my intern class told me he saw me at the TY game on sunday, the girl who interns in his class asked me if they had anything to do with the NY Yankees, when I told her yes she told me that Dave Eiland is married to her great aunt or something. She is related to him by marriage.

  123. GreenBeret7 April 12th, 2011 at 12:31 am

    Daniel Burawa may have registered 100 MPH but it had to be straight as a string. 4 earned runs on a 3 run homer in the 8th. I’m not too sure about that speed run in Greenville.

  124. LGY April 12th, 2011 at 12:36 am

    Someone on RAB said that it sounded like Burawa tired out leading to those runs, because he was left in for 2.1 innings.

  125. West Coast Yankee Fan April 12th, 2011 at 12:38 am

    The Yankees record during Eiland’s tenure was 287 and 189 and included a world championship. Many Yankee pitchers had very good years including two 20 game winners in the three years he was here. Eiland left rumor has it for personal behavioral issues (although no one knows for sure); not performance issues. Some Yankee fans like to kick others when they’re down whether there is a reason for it or not.

  126. Betsy April 12th, 2011 at 12:41 am

    Rich, some of it – yes, ok, I’ll buy that – some.

  127. Pat M. April 12th, 2011 at 12:42 am

    Rich in NJ…..Your last 2 comments regarding Eiland are the soundest and most fair in nature of all the 100′s of post about him since his departure……

  128. LGY April 12th, 2011 at 12:42 am

    Some Yankee fans like to kick others when they’re down whether there is a reason for it or not.

    —–

    :lol: This is classic.

    An example would be when you said Joba you blow! after be struggled last night, right?

  129. Rich in NJ April 12th, 2011 at 12:42 am

    “Some Yankee fans like to kick others when they’re down whether there is a reason for it or not.”

    From Brian “Four Rings” Cashman’s biggest fan.

    If you think the Yankees’ record is a proxy for Eiland’s ability, please pass whatever you’re smoking.

  130. Rich in NJ April 12th, 2011 at 12:43 am

    Thanks, Pat.

  131. LGY April 12th, 2011 at 12:45 am

    +1 to Pat’s comment Rich

  132. Jackson April 12th, 2011 at 12:45 am

    Some Yankee fans like to kick others when they’re down whether there is a reason for it or not.

    -
    wow

  133. West Coast Yankee Fan April 12th, 2011 at 12:45 am

    LGY – Eiland is a coach who is gone. Joba is a player still on the team. Get the difference?

  134. tyanksfan36 April 12th, 2011 at 12:46 am

    GB

    so far, Preston Claiborne and Chase Whitley haven’t lived up to their billing. Someone who has surprised me so far has been Ronny Marte. Last season when he came up it was like, I hope that he doesnt put the game too far out of reach. In his few appearances so far he has done surprisingly well. he came into the game on saturday night when one out and the bases loaded after Scott Allen gave up a single and 2 walks and he managed to get a DP ball to get out of the inning. He came out for the 9th and would have gotten out easy if not for an error, he had the bases loaded and 2 outs and he got a grounder to short to save a 2-1 game.

    I know its early in the season so you cant really put too much into anything. The TY will be on the road from Wednesday to Wednesday so I will probably get to watch my milb.tv then and see my upper level prospects.

  135. LGY April 12th, 2011 at 12:47 am

    Get the difference?

    Gonna have to go with no on this one.

  136. West Coast Yankee Fan April 12th, 2011 at 12:48 am

    Rich you ahev a bad habit of misrepresenting what people say and putting words in their mouth. Just as you did with Heyman’s commentary on Swisher’s slide when you said he called it dirty when he never did.

    Now you do it again. I never said “I think the Yankees’ record is a proxy for Eiland’s ability”. What I did is put forth the case that the Yankees and their pitching staff were successful during Eiland’s stint here. A pitching coach either matters or he doesn’t. Decide.

  137. GreenBeret7 April 12th, 2011 at 12:49 am

    Woman says having intimate relations with hubby makes her sick.

    http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2.....rne_d.html

  138. LGY April 12th, 2011 at 12:52 am

    I went back and forth on how I felt about Eiland when he was here.

    However, when I found out he was not going to be brought back I was happy so that reaction settled it for me.

  139. Jackson April 12th, 2011 at 12:54 am

    I get the feeling West Coast lives for his contrarian views, possibly an activist. Has he ever called out an anti-yankee post in the game thread? I noticed he’s quick to point out anything else.

  140. West Coast Yankee Fan April 12th, 2011 at 12:56 am

    Jackson you must be living on another planet. Why don’t you scroll through the last three game threads counting my slams against Echo Romeo – when you get to five you can apologize.

  141. West Coast Yankee Fan April 12th, 2011 at 12:57 am

    And since when was it contrarian to defend Dave Eiland. I wasn’t aware that there was any overwhelming anti-Eiland sentiment in the Yankee universe save for some here.

  142. Rich in NJ April 12th, 2011 at 1:00 am

    WCYF

    Right, because when Heyman prefaced his Swisher’s slide was “late” comment by calling Yankee fans that would disagree with his comment, “honks,” he was in fact stating that the slide was perfectly acceptable and an example of good sportsmanship.

    “The Yankees record during Eiland’s tenure was 287 and 189 and included a world championship.”

    That doesn’t necessarily prove the Yankees’ pitching staff was successful. It certainly doesn’t demonstrate that Eiland made much of a positive contribution. It’s just as likely that he went along for the ride that accompanies a $200m payroll, chock full of veteran talent, assembled in large part by one of the games’ best GM, your bud, Brian Cashman.

    I’m not sure if you are willfully obtuse, or just full of crap.

  143. m April 12th, 2011 at 1:02 am

    Heyman’s subsequent tweets made his feelings loud and clear. Just because he didn’t say the word “dirty” didn’t mean he didn’t think so. He called it everything but.

  144. West Coast Yankee Fan April 12th, 2011 at 1:04 am

    Well Rich, we know you are full of crap. Putting words in people’s mouths that they never said. Typical – you won’t give Eiland any credit for any Yankee pitchers doing well – you just have decided “he went along for the ride”.

  145. West Coast Yankee Fan April 12th, 2011 at 1:06 am

    That’s perfectly fine to think that’s what Heyman meant and preface ones remarks with an IMO. But it’s not ok to say that is what Heyman said. He never called Swisher’s slide dirty. He said “he didn’t like it. You quote someone accurately – and then feel free to interpret it making it clear that’s your opinion.

  146. West Coast Yankee Fan April 12th, 2011 at 1:07 am

    But hey, that’s just my opinion. You know, a contrarian and an activist one. : )

  147. West Coast Yankee Fan April 12th, 2011 at 1:07 am

    By the way Jackson – I’m waiting.

  148. LGY April 12th, 2011 at 1:08 am

    Well Rich, we know you are full of crap.

    —-

    Who is “we?”

  149. West Coast Yankee Fan April 12th, 2011 at 1:11 am

    My dog and I.

  150. Rich in NJ April 12th, 2011 at 1:11 am

    WCYF

    In your world, wrong is right, up is down, black is white.

    Your bff’s tweet is there for everyone to assess. They can decide who’s right.

    I didn’t say that Eiland gets no credit. I merely pointed out an alternative interpretation to your view that the Yankee’s record, in and of itself, proves that Eiland did a good job, which btw, is goofy.

  151. West Coast Yankee Fan April 12th, 2011 at 1:12 am

    . . . who now needs a half hour walk. Goodnight all.

  152. Rich in NJ April 12th, 2011 at 1:14 am

    Who walks whom?

  153. Jackson April 12th, 2011 at 1:21 am

    ER? Is he your “good friend?”

  154. m April 12th, 2011 at 1:30 am

    The Yankees record doesn’t prove that Eiland was great. But it does say he did his job well enough. You can cherry pick if you want, but overall he did his job.

  155. Rich in NJ April 12th, 2011 at 1:53 am

    I think the record is largely irrelevant because there are so many confounds (the performance of pitchers before becoming a Yankee and/or before Eialnd was hired, runs scored, strength of schedule, injuries, etc., not to mention having the best closer in the history of the world to erase a range of mistakes) that it is virtually impossible to parcel out the variance produced by Eiland’s (or any pitching coach’s contribution) based merely on a team’s record. Any useful assessment has to be a lot more granular.

  156. Pat M. April 12th, 2011 at 1:59 am

    m….I agree with your take on Eiland…..For me the Yanks have yet to replace Mel Stottlemyre…….Besides Andy, Mel was able to get another 2 years out of many pitchers who were on the way out…..Cone, Gooden, Wells, molded El Duque……That stability has been an issue in my mind…….

  157. Carl April 12th, 2011 at 2:00 am

    What a win for the M’s.

    Takes Felix off the hook.

  158. Jerkface April 12th, 2011 at 2:05 am

    Since Eiland came on board 2 of our big 3 got bumped out of the yankees rotation, burnett imploded, wang died, and vazquez died.

    On the other hand he is credited with improving CC’s change up and should receive some credit for Hughes good run.

    I’m fine with him being gone though.

  159. Pat M. April 12th, 2011 at 2:14 am

    Well imagine this, The Baltinore Orioiles and the NY Yankees will be playing for 1st place in the AL East…….Time to clip the Birds wings

  160. Jerkface April 12th, 2011 at 2:15 am

    Well imagine this, The Baltinore Orioiles and the NY Yankees will be playing for 1st place in the AL East…

    This is a statement that screams april. :)

  161. m April 12th, 2011 at 2:23 am

    IPK got himself traded. He had an attitude, and sadly, an anuerism. His being “bumped” had little to do with Eiland. Burnett has had good stretches, so by your logic that was due to Eiland. Eiland and Burnett both had personal issues, are you suggesting that Eiland had something to do with AJ’s personal problems? Wang? That was just so sad. That was a shared failure, but ultimately it seems like the integrity of his shoulder was not so good. And you can’t possibly blame him for Javy. 2600+ IP and a return to his personal hell.

    I don’t miss him personally, but he was not THAT bad.

  162. Jerkface April 12th, 2011 at 2:38 am

    I’m just saying. It seems like the most you can say about Eiland is that he was just there. He didn’t have as big an impact as he should have. The whole point of him was to guide Hughes and Joba and IPK to being major league starters.

  163. Jerkface April 12th, 2011 at 2:42 am

    As for IPK, attitude is something a coach can correct. And while the injury TANKED IPK as a yankee(if he was injury free he most assuredly would have got starts in 09), he did stink it up in 08. That is on both IPK and Eiland, more so on IPK, but maybe Eiland could have done some coaching or whatever?

    Eiland could have done more with Joba and Hughes. I am ambivalent about Eiland. He just didn’t make a big impact on the club. He had a lot of chances to, and whether it was his fault or not he didn’t take advantage of those chances.

    Rothschild will probably end up the same way, but at least we have some positive things he has attempted to do.

  164. m April 12th, 2011 at 2:45 am

    One out three ain’t bad. Maybe Joba’s path would be different if he didn’t have the shoulder problem.

    I hear what you are saying, but the odds of all three making the Yankee rotation as well as circumstances, injuries, and Yankee championship expectations should not he a black mark on the man’s record.

  165. BoJo April 12th, 2011 at 3:04 am

    M–

    I think you are significantly underestimating the impact a great coach can have. And thus giving Eiland a pass.

    Just like in any profession, there are 5 to 10% excellent performers, another 15-20% good performers, and the rest are mediocre, the same IMO holds true for hitting and pitching coaches.

    We have seen what a great hitting coach like KLong can do to overall run produciton and helping hitters to some extent. ..and are now seeing what a great PC can do with LR.

    Eiland was in the next 10 to 20 % group. Helped some, but did not help all. Misguided Joba…helped CC with change-up, didn’t guide IPK well, benefited from the level of talent here…

    I was totally against him beginning with late 2009 and wanted him gone after he screwed up Joba. I was happy to see him go.

  166. BoJo April 12th, 2011 at 3:05 am

    Neal: “Hi, my name is Beaver.”

    Nick: “OMG! Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha!”

    Now back to your regularly scheduled blog discussion.

  167. m April 12th, 2011 at 3:07 am

    Not trying to belabor anything here, but IPK was in Torre’s doghouse IIRC. From what I recall, he made he made some comment while on
    assignment in the minors. Hinted that he was facing a bunch of scrubs. Not sure who the Scranton PC was. Could have been Eiland!

  168. BoJo April 12th, 2011 at 3:08 am

    Damn–I can’t seem to sleep. I keep having nightmares of a kid wearing a Mets jersey coming up and introducing himself to me as Neal Beaver. And then the laughter starts, and I wake up.

    Damn you Neal Beaver!

  169. BoJo April 12th, 2011 at 3:11 am

    Rich and LGY–

    Funny stuff! Great lines!

  170. BoJo April 12th, 2011 at 3:14 am

    Now if Neal Beaver will just leave me alone and not put that smug little Mets face in my dreams, I am going to try to go back to sleep.

    Good night night people and good morning insomniacs.

  171. m April 12th, 2011 at 3:19 am

    You all are welcome to your opinion. But there is more at work with the pitchers than Eiland. Injuries, acceptance of guidance, and personal work ethic also contributed to whatever perceived failures the pitchers had.

    So, his greatest crime has not inspiring Joba to reach his potential? That’s pretty weak.

    The Duncans and Longs are the exception rather than the rule. That’s why they are the big names amongst coaches. I look at the young arms Toronto has burned and I give credit where it’s due. He did his job.

  172. m April 12th, 2011 at 3:48 am

    Good night, Yankee honks. ;)

    Go, Yankees. Go, Rays (gag)

  173. MTU April 12th, 2011 at 6:55 am

    Anybody up yet ?

  174. MTU April 12th, 2011 at 6:58 am

    Guess not.

    :(

  175. Frankg April 12th, 2011 at 7:22 am

    Speaking of Austin Jackson struggling…Curtis Granderson is also struggling, again. Last year the Yankees had to teach him how to hit or his season would have been a complete bust. He’s pretty much the same player as Jackson, except he has more power. Eventually, Jackson might also, as he matures. Jackson is just as good of fielder, steals more bases, and five years younger.

    The Yankess also gave up Kennedy to get Grandy, and he is Arizona’s number one starter and off to a good start. Coke was also part of the deal and he is doing fine with the Tigers and the Yankees are still struggling to find a good lefty reliever.

    Not such a good trade for the Yankees.

  176. blake April 12th, 2011 at 7:52 am

    Nick Cafardo “Who would have thought the Red Sox, who are now tied with Tampa Bay for last in the AL East with 2-8 records, would have pitching problems?”

    This is the kind of stuff that just makes a great deal of the media just look like clueless red Sox homers. How could you go into this season and not think that Boston could have pitching problems? Is this not the exact same rotation that was awful last year 3-5? Did they think Gonzalez and Crawford could pitch? Oh yea, everyone was certain to bounce back right….

  177. BoJo April 12th, 2011 at 7:54 am

    Frankg April 12th, 2011 at 7:22 am
    ______________
    You aren’t Neal Beaver by any chance, are you?

  178. MTU April 12th, 2011 at 7:55 am

    Blake-

    Lackey and Dice-bb are definitely ?????’s

    I very much doubt Beckett can stay healthy for an entire season.

    Nice 1st outing by Manny.

    Excellent start for Montero.

    How are the Mrs. and baby Blake doing ?

  179. blake April 12th, 2011 at 7:59 am

    MTU,

    They are good….slept pretty well last night overall. Doing good.

    I agree. Good first outing for Banuelos and Montero is just raking early this year….he may push his way to NY soon.

  180. ron April 12th, 2011 at 8:02 am

    Wish we had ian kennedy right now.

    He is looking very good.

    I think between nova,hughes,colon,etc..,we are ok at the 4th + 5th rotation spots.
    It is a number 2 starter i am worried about.

    I think cashman should have traded hughes & montero for a frontline pitcher while hughes was on a high.
    I think he should still consider it,if he can pull it off.

    This might allow us to keep our pitching prospects,the frontline pitcher we get would replace hughes,making us much better & we have the catching debth in our syster to absorb losing montero.

    If we can keep montero & trade hughes + others & keep banuelos,betances,i would maybe go that route.

    Burnett would get moved to the 3rd spot,maybe colon the 4th spot,nova the 5th or nova 4,colon 5.

    Imo you have to be solid 1-3.
    If hughes does not get much better soon,we are in trouble.

  181. BoJo April 12th, 2011 at 8:02 am

    Someone guessed last night that Josh Beckett may have taken an epidural to ease his back pain, and thus had a good performance. That was an interesting comment.

    I don’t know how frequently he could get one, or how effective they will be long term…but IIRC, those shots just mask the problem. It will be interesting to see if they keep him pain free for long. (IF in fact he did use one.)

  182. MTU April 12th, 2011 at 8:05 am

    Blake-

    Glad to hear you’re getting some much needed rest.

    Don’t know exactly when Cervelli will be back.

    Let’s be optimistic and say May 1.

    By then Montero will have gone past that point which affects his arbitration status. I think it gives an extra year of control, or avoids super 2, or both ?

    Anywho. Depending on what Cervelli does they could bring him up at almost any time after that to BU.

  183. blake April 12th, 2011 at 8:10 am

    MTu,

    Its an interesting thought ….I wouldn’t rule it out if he continues to mash at SWB. The only thing would be getting him ABs. If Martin continues to play well then they probably aren’t going to want to take him out from behind the plate very often. If Posada struggles then he could DH some but the playing time would likely be an issue. Not a bad problem to have really.

  184. MTU April 12th, 2011 at 8:10 am

    Blake-

    What your take on the prospects for Hughes ?

    I’m not completely buying the tired arm explanation. You ?

  185. MTU April 12th, 2011 at 8:13 am

    And even if you accept the notion that it is only a tired arm I am not certain that it is so simple to remedy.

    I figure Phil gets one more start to show improvement.

    If he doesn’t I figure action needs to be taken to get him right before he appears again.

    Colon is available to fill his slot. At least temporarily.

  186. Betsy April 12th, 2011 at 8:14 am

    Jerkface, I don’t think I agree re: Eiland and Hughes.

  187. MTU April 12th, 2011 at 8:16 am

    It’s amazing that no one predicted this for Phil, or seemed to see it coming.

    Quite a shocker. He was one of the guys we worried about the least.

    And right now he is one of the huys I am concerned about the most.

    :(

  188. MTU April 12th, 2011 at 8:17 am

    edit: “guys” not “huys”. I have no clue what a “huy” is.

  189. Betsy April 12th, 2011 at 8:17 am

    In the sense that he should get credit. There are plenty of Yankee fans that I speak to and around the blogosphere that are wondering and have wondered in general about where the Phil from the minors went.

  190. blake April 12th, 2011 at 8:18 am

    MTU,

    I really don’t known. Mechanically nothing is glaring that I see but his delivery just looks slow and tentative …..kinda of a chicken or egg thing, is the lack of velocity causing that or is that causing the lack of velocity. He’s not getting his usual good extension to finish his pitches and doesn’t appear to be getting much drive from his legs either……we’ll just have to see. If they don’t see significant improvement in his next start then I do think they have to get him out of the rotation and figure out what’s going on.

  191. Betsy April 12th, 2011 at 8:20 am

    I don’t blame Eiland for how Joba, Phil, IPK have turned out (in terms of expectations for the first two), but he does not get any credit for helping them. The “blame” for a player’s career (and credit as well) goes to the player, period, IMO. If Joba ends up being a reliever his whole career because he just couldn’t start or he ends up being an ok, but not stud starter, that’s on him. If Phil never becomes the star everyone predicted he’d be in the minors, that’s on him. If IPK does well in the NL, comes to the AL and blows up, that’s on him. It’s hard to know where to credit and blame a PC, but it still comes down to the player, his attitude, his health, his overall abilities, etc..

  192. MTU April 12th, 2011 at 8:21 am

    Betsy-

    A # of posters have alluded to a potential problem within the Yankee Minor league org. i.e. That there is no consistency of philosophy with respect to the Majors vs. the Minors.

    That might be counter productive.

    Perhaps there needs to be a common philosophy of pitching?

    Something to think about.

  193. blake April 12th, 2011 at 8:22 am

    MTU,

    Long term I do think he will be ok if hes healthy. Its conerning when things like this happen but its really not all that unusual and he’s not the first guy that it’s happened to. The velocity usually bounces back at some point if the player is young and healthy……

  194. Betsy April 12th, 2011 at 8:24 am

    I don’t even understand how it can be a tired arm – or a weak arm. They had all ST to notice and work on this…….by all accounts, the Yankees are worried and have been about this. When did his arm become weak? After the season? He had no issues like this even in the playoffs. Did the arm become weak due to Phil throwing earlier than the others? I do know they can not keep sending him out there to get killed. I’m still also puzzled about how a kid who everyone keeps saying has great mechanics is always having mechanical problems. Why exactly did he stop using his legs – if he ever did?

    I don’t know Phil’s workout routine, but I think he needs to get back to his body shape that he had a few years ago, when he looked like a young Clemens.

  195. MTU April 12th, 2011 at 8:24 am

    Blake-

    I don’t think mechanics have much to do with it but we’ll see.

    That might be affecting his command but I very much doubt he is gonna get that much more velo from it.

    I somewhat buy the tired arm theory but I am not sure the long toss or other remedies will work quickly.

    Might take more time than we have right now, and might not work anyway.

    I just hope ther is not something more serious going on ?

    Let’s keep our fingers crossed.

  196. ron April 12th, 2011 at 8:24 am

    Becket has not been good in a while.
    I think he got up for the yankees.

    Outside of lester they have nobody unless buchholz gets better.
    Lackey,dice,becket are never going to be what the were in the past,imo.

    We on this board have also said many times that cc & agones production have to replace vmart & beltre’s.

    If they don’t & the rs continue to have pitching problems,they are in trouble.

  197. blake April 12th, 2011 at 8:25 am

    Betsy,

    I don’t disagree with that. I think organizations and coaches can help and influence players but IMO the greatest factor on whether a player becomes great is up to the player.

  198. Betsy April 12th, 2011 at 8:25 am

    MTU, I didn’t predict a velocity issue like this (who could?), but I did not think he was going to have a big year. As you know, his lack of breaking pitches (among other things) concerned me a great deal. I’m very sorry Phil is going through this, but if he had other pitches, it might not be quite as bad as it is.

  199. MTU April 12th, 2011 at 8:28 am

    Betsy-

    Phils 2ndary stuff is still a work in progress. I agree.

    But his FB is his bread and butter.

    If the velo does not come back (which I hope it does) he is going to have to rely on his pinpoint control and further development of 2ndary stuff to help get him through.

    Let’s hope his velocity and command return real soon.

  200. Betsy April 12th, 2011 at 8:28 am

    MTU, that’s not a place I’m willing to go. I place all credit and blame on the player. Blake, yep. As to Phil, I have read other people say that his delivery, even last year or the year before, is not as aggressive as it used to be. Those who saw him in the minors say his pure stuff and command is not what it was. Due to the injuries? Who knows?

  201. Betsy April 12th, 2011 at 8:31 am

    MTU, of course he needs his FB – anyone short of a Moyer-type does – but no FB is good enough to be the only pitch a pitcher basically has in his arsenal. The first thing is to get his arm healthy and strong again, but the second thing is for the Yankees to try and fix his flaws – as they are likely correctible.

  202. GreenBeret7 April 12th, 2011 at 8:34 am

    Hughes pitched in more than 200 innings total last season when adding ST and PS. He hadn’t topped 100 innings since 2006. 4 years. Tired arm is quite a reasonable thought for his issues. Now, it’s time to build up his arm/shoulder strength. The idea of tossing him out with the trash is both laughable and stupid. It “Let’s trade this useless bum off, but get a top line pitcher in return”. If the Yankee “fans” think he’s useless, how are they supposed to get a great pitcher in return? And, then, they want to hide him in a bundle of other top talent. These wizards have yet to name the top pitcher on the market. Johnson and Hernandez are not on the market and Weaver, Burhlie (snickering) are not worth the deal.

  203. MTU April 12th, 2011 at 8:34 am

    Betsy-

    I place no, or very little blame on Phil.

    He is a model citizen IMO.

    In fact, I generally don’t like to point fingers at all.

    It serves no uselful purpose for me.

    FWIS solving problems is all that matters.

    I am a very pragmatic person. Who does it, how it gets done doesn’t really concern me all that much.

    I like to dole out the praise rather than the blame.

    Everyone is different. It’s what makes the world go round and round.

    I’m mainly interested in getting results.

    Get the new wheels yet ?

    :)

  204. BoJo April 12th, 2011 at 8:35 am

    Betsy–

    I disagree with you. Nothing personal.

    When I look at GREAT pitching coaches, they often turn around careers of players doing so-so. Look at Dave Duncan and all the pitchers he has improved. Curt Young had similar success in Oakland. Apparently Larry R did as well in Chicago.

    I presume most players got to the majors because they are driven to succeed, and have a strong work ethic. The road there is too difficult to coast. But good teaching on mechanics and pitching strategy can really elevate a pitcher.

  205. Betsy April 12th, 2011 at 8:36 am

    MTU, then we disagree. This isn’t about Phil, this is about where the credit or blame for the course of a player’s career goes to. I believe the player is the sole captain of his destiny as a player. How is this pointing fingers?

  206. Betsy April 12th, 2011 at 8:37 am

    Bojo, then we’ll have to disagree. You are assuming that all players are of equal ability. I never said a good PC couldn’t help, but there is no way I’m going to blame any coach for how a player turns out.

  207. MTU April 12th, 2011 at 8:37 am

    GB-

    How are you today ? I hope well.

    Trading Hughes, or even talk of trading Hughes is a fool’s errand.

    We’ve certainly got our share.

    ;)

  208. MTU April 12th, 2011 at 8:39 am

    Betsy-

    I wasn’t applying that to you.

    Was just saying that many people, many times focus on the “blame game” rather than focusing on how to solve problems.

    I meant no offense by what I said.

  209. BoJo April 12th, 2011 at 8:40 am

    Fair enough. We’ll disagree on that point.

    But I think we can both agree that you’re wrong, right?

    :-)

  210. MTU April 12th, 2011 at 8:41 am

    Bojo-

    You like to live dangerously I see.

    :)

  211. BoJo April 12th, 2011 at 8:42 am

    :-)

    She knows I kid…

  212. Betsy April 12th, 2011 at 8:42 am

    Bojo, if I had more time, I would love to know why you feel like you do because I can’t figure it out, lol, but I have to get to work.

    By the way, I’m right and if you say I’m not, then :evil:

  213. Betsy April 12th, 2011 at 8:42 am

    MTU, no offense taken at all………….have a good day!

  214. BoJo April 12th, 2011 at 8:42 am

    I’m off to work too. Have a great day everybody!

  215. blake April 12th, 2011 at 8:43 am

    I think that’s the thing …..pitching coaches certainly can make a difference but in the end its up to the player to get the results they are after…help is out there if you want it badly enough and just like with anything in life, nobody is more responsible for you than yourself…..I think Hughes will be back, the ability just doesn’t go away at his age without injury.

  216. MTU April 12th, 2011 at 8:44 am

    End result is equal measures of :

    Luck

    Talent

    Hard work

    Proper guidance

    In no particular order or weighting.

    ;)

  217. GreenBeret7 April 12th, 2011 at 8:45 am

    Doing well here, MTU. This dry 80 degre weather sure makes me miss 15 degree weather and freezing rain. Thanks for asking. It’s gotten to the point that it’s hardly worth showing up in here until after the game. I just stopped reading anything until later. It’s not worth digging through the garbage. Hope all is well with you, family and the furry snake food.

  218. MTU April 12th, 2011 at 8:46 am

    All necessary conditions for success but no 1 of them sufficient in itself.

    ;)

  219. MTU April 12th, 2011 at 8:52 am

    GB-

    Absolutely.

    A wasteland much of the time. A shame really.

    You should be getting down to the last room or two on your place by now ?

    Too bad Killer won’t help. Too busy spending his time drinking and philandering.

    Things are improving here but we have a ways to go with Mrs. MTU.

    I’m optimistic she’ll get to where she needs to be though.

    Weather has been subpar but better than most places so no complaints ftpm me.

    Looking forward to Banuelos and Montero’s seasons.

    As always, thanks for your updates.

    :)

  220. Joe from Long Island April 12th, 2011 at 8:52 am

    GB7 – just scanning last night’s comments, before I make rounds –

    How could you and CB discuss greatest catchers of all time without mentioning Yogi? Great bat, turned himself into a pretty good defensive catcher (oldtimers rave about some of the plays he made), and called a great game. Not to mention 3 MVPs and 10 rings.

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  223. ron April 12th, 2011 at 9:04 am

    It is about timing.

    Hughes has been regressing for a while now.

    I am not saying we can even get a frontline pitcher in return or who it might be.
    I also don’t thinh hughes is a bum or wan’t to trash him.

    I would only trade hughes in addition to other prospects if i get a frontline pitcher back & i would of done it when it was easier to pull off.

    Everybody still says now that even if montero catches for us it will only be for a few years,then it might be sanchez.

    Every prospect does not become great & sometimes trades do work.

    In addition the only reason i mention trading hughes is because we need another frontline pitcher,so it is going to hurt trading for one.

    If we keep hughes,we most likely lose ban/betances/etc… & more.

    There was a time when hughes & motero would of fetched us just about anybody,not so now.

    A trade is going to happen,doubt it is hughes,would not be suprised if it is montero,maybe betances or even banuelos,depending on who we get in return but if i were cashman i would try to trade hughes before banuelos because ban is way ahead of hughes as far as offspeed pitches,he might be a better pitcher & prospect right now,at 5 years younger.

    I have been worried about hughes lack of offspeed pitches for a long time now,always thought it would catch up to him & it has.

    If we keep hughes & he turns into & ace,i would be as happy as anybody,but cashman is not going to keep allowing this to continue without at least doing something,especially with burnett being so fragile.

  224. GreenBeret7 April 12th, 2011 at 9:23 am

    Joe, Yogi was already on the list. In the top three of all time, certainly. I mentioned Munson and Howard because they always seem to be afterthoughts when talking about all time catchers

  225. PatRuth April 12th, 2011 at 9:24 am

    Pittsburgh Gazette provided not that much of a shocker. Jose Tabata turned out to be an effective player. The kid was raw and had a lot to polish when he got traded, but he was good nonetheless. I just remember the media going nuts saying the Yanks gave up peanuts for Nady and Damaso. Damaso proved his worth by helping the Yanks to a WS championship, but Nady was really injured for the most part. I hate it when the media goes off and says the Yanks prospects are not good and then the Yanks trade them and they are effective for other teams. Tabata is one case while Kennedy proves the point even further. Just because they don’t thrive in NY does not mean they are useless pieces of junk, yet the media always portrays it that way.

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