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Dickerson starting in right

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on May 17, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Rafael Soriano is on the 15-day disabled list.

Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Russell Martin C
Jorge Posada DH
Brett Gardner LF
Chris Dickerson RF

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189 Responses to “Dickerson starting in right”

  1. ac1 May 17th, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    Swisher deserves a spot on the bench.
    I have more faith in Nunez at the plate vs Swisher.

    ___

    Was hoping Nunez would be in RF.

    WIth Jeter, might as well try out Nunez with his good bat and strong arm in the outfield.
    Swisher has earned his spot at the 4/5 OF

  2. SoS May 17th, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    from previous

    Flores said he wouldnt mind batting NINTH for Scranton.

    This team need Randy Flores. More like tres flores. They need some gangster in them. Attitude is everything.

    BTW,
    We are all talking about Posada refusing to bat ninth. How about the bigger problem. He thinks hes pinch hitting 4 x a game. Maybe someone needs to tell him that the A.L. has a DH and they are usually better than any pinch hitter coming off the bench.

  3. matt1766 May 17th, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    what a signing!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Captain Clutch May 17th, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    I wonder if the 2 main reasons why Cashman doesn’t want to bring up Montero is because he mainly sees him as trade bait. He doesn’t want to start his clock and if he’s DHing most of the time Cashman can’t sell him as a catcher in trade talks? Or maybe he is just waiting to get rid of Posada 1st. Who knows but it doesn’t make sense.

  5. vinny-b May 17th, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    in all seriousness, Chris Dickerson has solid potential.

    all the tools. And has yet to really receive a chance

  6. G. Love May 17th, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    Bravo Yankees. Seriously. This was overdue. I guess the prospect of Hollywood Nick flailing away at Shields breaking balls was too much for the front office to take another night.

  7. GoldGlove9486 May 17th, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    And now the Yankees can finally justify the heartbreaking trade of Sergio Mitre, a future Hall of Famer.

  8. Rich in NJ May 17th, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    It’s easy to mess with Swisher and Posada. I’ll believe that they are serious when they address the offensive impotency by their supposedly big hitters.

  9. G. Love May 17th, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    Rich,

    If this works out well, Montero will be here before you know it. He’s closer than you think. This is a clear sign from the front office that enough is enough. Jobs are going to be lost if this offense continues to fail.

  10. vinslol May 17th, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    I like this lineup

    Just hoping tex doesn’t flail helplessly at too many breaking balls in the dirt. Ugh nightmares

  11. jacksquat May 17th, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    vinny-b May 17th, 2011 at 4:06 pm
    in all seriousness, Chris Dickerson has solid potential.

    all the tools. And has yet to really receive a chance

    He has had his chances.

    http://www.baseball-reference......ch01.shtml

    Mixed results. 2010 OPS+ of 41 (majors) in 106 PA’s is.. terrible. He’s also 29.

    Let’s hope for the best.

  12. Erin May 17th, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    eboland11 It is fair to ask: who will appear in a game first — Hughes or Soriano?

    my money’s on young Phillip. ;)

  13. Wave Your Hat May 17th, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    “I’ll believe that they are serious when they address the offensive impotency by their supposedly big hitters.”

    What do you propose they do, exactly? I mean, Granderson can’t bat 1st, 3rd, and 4th all at the same time.

  14. Tom in N.J. May 17th, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    Chris Dickerson was born in Hollywood, CA.

    :mad:

  15. Nick in SF May 17th, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    Dickerson batting 9th??!?!

    He must be in Girardi’s doghouse already!

  16. Rich in NJ May 17th, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    G. Love

    That would be nice, but again, when Jeter, A-Rod, and Teixeira get moved, I’ll believe that they are serious.

  17. blake May 17th, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    I would guess its just a day off for Swisher though….bottom line is that the Yanks will be better off if Swisher starts to hit than if he doesn’t play. They need to get him going because he’s their best option right now in RF despite how he’s playing.

  18. Vineyard Yankee May 17th, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    In an interview a few minutes ago with ex-Yankee coach Larry Bowa apparently the day Posada was listed in the # 9 spot, Posada arrived at the ballpark and the media immediately cornered him and asked what he thought about batting 9th. Posada apparently had no idea and was blindsided by the news.

    It’s no wonder Posada was pissed. Girardi is a clown.

  19. G. Love May 17th, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    Hollywood Chris?

    Oh no.

  20. Warning Track Power May 17th, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Granderson should tell the starting line-up how to prepare for a game and thank him for
    the results in the post-game show.

  21. Vineyard Yankee May 17th, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Erin:

    I see your post alert siren is working well today ! :-)

  22. Vineyard Yankee May 17th, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    Good move, now Swisher can sit reconfigure his hair doo and think about his hitting mechanics.

  23. ac1 May 17th, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    i have to agree no lineup is a good one right now, short of 9 grandersons…

    Moving Jeter/Tex and Alex means Posada, Gardner, mArtin, Swish move up and that doesnt help either.

    The only solutions here and this is just a little of what they need is cano 2nd, granderson 3rd and tex 5 or 6.

    no way they go 1-2-3 Gardner, Cano, Granderson though. (the book wont allow three lefties in a row)

  24. jacksquat May 17th, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    Since the Yankees are playing like minor leaguers, can we have Granderson hit every inning?

  25. Rich in NJ May 17th, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    “What do you propose they do, exactly? I mean, Granderson can’t bat 1st, 3rd, and 4th all at the same time”

    Can Jeter bat 1st with a .312 OBP?

    Can A-Rod bat cleanup having hit:

    .180 .253 .281 .533 since April 20th?

  26. G. Love May 17th, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    blake,

    While you may see it as a day off for Swisher, it’s a message to him that the front office thinks a AAA journeyman is a better option in RF in a game against the team in 1st place right now than Swisher is.

    This is to light a fire under his butt.

    I hope it works.

  27. ac1 May 17th, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    I would guess its just a day off for Swisher though….bottom line is that the Yanks will be better off if Swisher starts to hit than if he doesn’t play. They need to get him going because he’s their best option right now in RF despite how he’s playing.

    ___

    I dont believe that.
    I think Nunez should be an option out there.
    His bat is good and his arm is clearly good enough considering how he throws in the infield.

  28. Warning Track Power May 17th, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    Vineyard Yankee May 17th, 2011 at 4:12 pm
    In an interview a few minutes ago with ex-Yankee coach Larry Bowa apparently the day Posada was listed in the # 9 spot, Posada arrived at the ballpark and the media immediately cornered him and asked what he thought about batting 9th. Posada apparently had no idea and was blindsided by the news.

    It’s no wonder Posada was pissed. Girardi is a clown.
    ***********************************************************
    Bowa should keep his mouth shut.
    There is no way of knowing if/when Girardi attempted to inform Posada of the line-up before he arrived at the stadium.
    This kind of “news” belongs on TMZ or some other “gossip site”.
    Ridiculous!

    Posada earned the right to bat 9th. Matter of fact, if Chavez was healthy, Posada would have already seen his at bats taken away.

    Let’s all listen up here for a minute: Posada is not producing. When a player is not producing, that player does not play as often.
    What’s the problem?

  29. Yankee Trader May 17th, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    Flores said he wouldnt mind batting NINTH for Scranton.
    ———————————————

    SoS-
    If Randy Flores can hit homers as well as he gives them up this year[ 6 in 31 innings], then maybe the Yankees should bat him NINTH!! :)

  30. Joe from Long Island May 17th, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    vineyard – i thought the DN had reported over the weekend that girardi had spoken to posada a few hours before gametime, at his locker. i might be off on this, but that’s what i had recalled. anybody else?

  31. weissman May 17th, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    Dickerson has just asked out of the lineup.

  32. GoldGlove9486 May 17th, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    Can we use my softball league rules? If Posada gets on base, can we use a courtesy runner?

  33. Wave Your Hat May 17th, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    “Can Jeter bat 1st with a .312 OBP?
    Can A-Rod bat cleanup having hit:
    .180 .253 .281 .533 since April 20th?”

    OK, based on how the Yanks are hitting recently, my lineup is:

    1. Gardner (although after he gets on he’ll just get thrown out)
    2. Cano
    3. Granderson
    uh…uh…

    Any suggestions?

  34. Jerkface May 17th, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    Girardi already said in his press conference that he spoke with Posada before the lineup is posted. Why is Posada arriving at the stadium late in that scenario? He was already at the park when the lineup was posted.

  35. ac1 May 17th, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    Can Jeter bat 1st with a .312 OBP?

    Can A-Rod bat cleanup having hit:

    .180 .253 .281 .533 since April 20th?

    ___

    Question is what to do instead?
    NO ONE is hitting.
    Not even Cano (who should be either 2 or 3), in front of Granderson.
    Granderson provides that protection for Cano who is out best hitter, but no way you keep that combo at 5-6.

  36. Erin May 17th, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    In an interview a few minutes ago with ex-Yankee coach Larry Bowa apparently the day Posada was listed in the # 9 spot, Posada arrived at the ballpark and the media immediately cornered him and asked what he thought about batting 9th. Posada apparently had no idea and was blindsided by the news.

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

    I remember reading in at least 2 different articles that Posada was informed before the lineup was posted. #massconfusion

  37. tampayank May 17th, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlte8D2BZpk

  38. DocTodd May 17th, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    I would love to see Nunez in RF, Cano batting 3rd, Tex 5th, and Montero catching twice a week and DHing the rest of the time….

  39. Robert May 17th, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    Dickerson has a high OBP thats the only thing I can see…….

  40. Jerkface May 17th, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    I like any made up fantasy scenario where Girardi just does things in a completely callous manner which goes against everything he has shown as a manager, which is too much player empathy. Its constantly reported that players are informed well in advance of major moves, even so far as being told of upcoming days offs days before.

  41. RS May 17th, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    “in all seriousness, Chris Dickerson has solid potential.

    all the tools. And has yet to really receive a chance”

    sounds like a typical Rays scrub. I like it

  42. Yankee Trader May 17th, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    I did notice that Girardi finally moved Martin ahead of Posada in the lineup.

    Best news would be Sorryano demanding a trade.

  43. jacksquat May 17th, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    Yeah, Bowa’s statement does not make sense.

  44. Abe Peteraham May 17th, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    posada and who spoke to him when is like the mysterious AJ black eye, no one will ever know who when what happened… now larry bowa was there??

  45. Captain Clutch May 17th, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    Enough with the Posada BS already. It has been talked about enough and no one cares what these random people who have absolutely nothing to do with the situation have to say.

  46. Rich in NJ May 17th, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    “Question is what to do instead?”

    As randy and I discussed this morning, sometimes it helps to shake the lineup up. Send the message that no spot in the batting order is assured.

    Jeter has the 2nd worst OBP on the team. Why should he bat leadoff?

  47. michaels07 May 17th, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    The way a Rod is swing he should DL

  48. Erin May 17th, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    How would Bowa even know that anyway?

    Ugh..I am so sick of this topic. lol

  49. michaels07 May 17th, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    The Hell with 3000 hits Jeter Stinks.

  50. ac1 May 17th, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    OK, based on how the Yanks are hitting recently, my lineup is:

    1. Gardner (although after he gets on he’ll just get thrown out)
    2. Cano
    3. Granderson
    uh…uh…

    Any suggestions?

    ___

    Not that it would matter as no one is hitting, but here is what i would be going with right now if i was thew one in charge.

    Ready?

    1. Gardner
    2. Cano
    3. Granderson
    4. ARod
    5. Martin
    6. Tex
    7. Montero (DH vs. lefty and BUC)
    8. Jeter
    9. Nunez (RF)

    My bench would currently be:

    Pena (IF), with nunez in rf
    Swisher
    Posada (since he clearly isnt retiring)
    Vazquez/Chavez

    I’d be a little weary of the OF situation in my case, but the offense is a much bigger issue right now.

  51. tampayank May 17th, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    “# Rich in NJ May 17th, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    “Question is what to do instead?”

    As randy and I discussed this morning, sometimes it helps to shake the lineup up. Send the message that no spot in the batting order is assured.

    Jeter has the 2nd worst OBP on the team. Why should he bat leadoff?

    been asking for that for a while, the media is scared to question or criticize El Capitan….and after this Posada mess, Girardi won’t move him

  52. Rich in NJ May 17th, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    “The Hell with 3000 hits Jeter Stinks”

    It’s hard to have an intelligent conversation when people rant. He’s still the best option at SS on the team.

  53. Jerkface May 17th, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    Gardner
    Tex
    Granderson
    Cano
    Martin
    A-rod
    Swisher
    Posada
    Jeter

  54. RS May 17th, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    “Posada apparently had no idea and was blindsided by the news.”

    When you’re 40 years old batting .165, you should not be shocked by such a demotion. Hey, when Torre batted Arod 8th in a postseason game in the prime of his career (without informing him beforehand) did Alex throw a hissy fit?

  55. Vineyard Yankee May 17th, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    Joe from Long Island May 17th, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    Just listened to the live interview a few minutes ago. So many variations of ‘the truth’ apparently.

  56. austinmac May 17th, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    Abe,

    Pretty funny dream post earlier.

  57. blake May 17th, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    G. Love,

    Is it a message if Swisher is back in the lineup hitting 6th tomorrow and Girardi tells him its a normal day off?

  58. Vineyard Yankee May 17th, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    DocTodd May 17th, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    I thought you already had Girardi’s number on speed dial ?

  59. hardwired7 May 17th, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    Time for Nick to be-bop and scat his way down to the end of the bench.

    Yikes, this yr has been brutal so far. One of the worst parts is thinking of Cliff Lee sitting somewhere with a smug “told you so” smile on his face.

    There’s over five months a baseball left. It’s still early…ebb and flow and such, right?

  60. blake May 17th, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    Free Je-zeus!

  61. Rich in NJ May 17th, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    “Free Je-zeus!”

    Was the zeus part intentional?

  62. Captain Clutch May 17th, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    I would like the Yanks to try Nunez in RF for one game and see how he looks. Swish is a decent player, who can only hit a fastball and it’s obvious he is going to have a bad year like he did with the W.Sox. If he has to be platooned or given some days off then give Nunez a chance. The kid can hit.

  63. LGY May 17th, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    Why is Posada batting ahead of Gardner?

  64. Vineyard Yankee May 17th, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    RS May 17th, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    “Posada apparently had no idea and was blindsided by the news.”

    When you’re 40 years old batting .165, you should not be shocked by such a demotion. Hey, when Torre batted Arod 8th in a postseason game in the prime of his career (without informing him beforehand) did Alex throw a hissy fit?

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

    Probably. It was all part of another Yankee coverup. LOL !

  65. ry81 May 17th, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    Where is Cervelli ?

  66. Bronx Jeers May 17th, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    Dickerson’s in because Swish was in serious danger of earning a golden sombrero against Shields tonight.

    If a lefty was pitching there’s no doubt he’d be playing.

  67. Yankee Trader May 17th, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    Maybe they should just bat Teixeira 1st, who has the best OBP. Seriously, what good did all the extra batting practice do Tex, trying to hit to the opposite field, especially against the shift. Batting lefty it’s either strikeout, groundout, pop-up, or homer. Maybe laying down a bunt against the shift, like I’ve seen A-Gone do, might get him some more hits.

  68. Wave Your Hat May 17th, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    “Just listened to the live interview a few minutes ago. So many variations of ‘the truth’ apparently.”

    None of us know what happened. We pick our versions of the truth. The way I see it, the version people pick says more about them than about Jorge, Girardi, Cashman or the Yanks.

  69. Rich in NJ May 17th, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    Bowa’s still pissed because Torre didn’t get a lifetime contract.

  70. blake May 17th, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    Rich,

    Yes. Greek god of mashing baseballs. :)

  71. ac1 May 17th, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    Yikes, this yr has been brutal so far. One of the worst parts is thinking of Cliff Lee sitting somewhere with a smug “told you so” smile on his face.

    ___

    Lee is 2-4 and getting no run support.
    Don’t think he is thinking anything like that right now.

  72. G. Love May 17th, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    blake,

    If Girardi soft soaps the news to him like that I still think Swisher knows the team just called up a AAA OF’er without great numbers and replaced him with him in the blink of an eye.

    They could have easily given Jones the start in RF and given Swisher “a day” if that was the plan.

    They’re sending him a Sicilian message minus the fish!

  73. RS May 17th, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    I shudder to think what it would be like if Damon was still here and he was stinking up the joint too. Then Granderson would never ever get the chance to bat higher than 6th.

    I like Jerkface’s lineup, but the Yankees brass would get killed for batting Posada and Jeter 8th and 9th…

  74. BIG AL May 17th, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    Vineyard Yankee May 17th, 2011 at 4:12 pm
    In an interview a few minutes ago with ex-Yankee coach Larry Bowa apparently the day Posada was listed in the # 9 spot, Posada arrived at the ballpark and the media immediately cornered him and asked what he thought about batting 9th. Posada apparently had no idea and was blindsided by the news.

    It’s no wonder Posada was pissed. Girardi is a clown.
    =======================================

    You are wrong, by all reports, and in the press interview following that game, Girardi stated he called Posada into his office to explain why he was going to bat him 9th, and this happened before the line-up was posted. Posada said the same thing, and told Girardi he understand.

  75. Rich in NJ May 17th, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    blake,

    Excellent.

  76. ADam May 17th, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    Gotta ask??? Why Dickerson over Maxwell??? At least Maxwell has some pop in AAA????

  77. Yankee Trader May 17th, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    Jerkface-

    Nice lineup, but You’ll never win GTLU, unless Girardi might pick the lineup out of a hat.

  78. jacksquat May 17th, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    Beltran
    Tex
    Granderson
    A-Rod
    Cano
    Montero
    Martin
    Nunez
    Gardner

  79. Mike in Harrisburg May 17th, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    Of course every team slumps. The question with an older team, especially one with that age in key positions, is whether or not it’s just another valley to be followed by an inevitable peak, or if it’s part of a greater, final decline due to age that will not ultimately reverse itself.

    Every time this Yankees team gets in a rut that question will arise. It’s no fun.

  80. Niblick May 17th, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    Of all the people to bring up from the minors, they have to pick the guy with “experience”, even though that experience has shown that he can’t hit like a major league outfielder. And isn’t hitting much in AAA. Yet another 29 year old “never will be”.

    What message does that send the youngsters who have actual big league potential?

  81. ADam May 17th, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    “Rafael Soriano is on the 15-day disabled list.”

    And This makes me very happy… I hope he’s out the rest of year…. If nothing else to prove that Randy Levine is an A$$ Clown and nothing else….

  82. LGY May 17th, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    Dickerson is a perfect addition.

    His 214 AVG with RISP this season will fit right in.

  83. Yankee Trader May 17th, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    Maxwell is striking out about every 2.5 AB’s. Why not Jordan Parraz whose BA is 3rd behind Montero and Vazquez?

  84. blake May 17th, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    G. Love,

    Its not really unusual for managers to want to get a guy that’s called up in a game early though. I think it is to give Swisher a day…..but I also doubt they are even remotley considering benching him in May. He’s a complimentary player…..but he’s one in his prime that they need to play to their ability. Dickerson isn’t as good a player as Nick Swisher is no matter how he’s playing at the moment.

  85. Abe Peteraham May 17th, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    Thnx austinmac,
    All my college shakespearian training.

  86. ac1 May 17th, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    Maxwell is striking out about every 2.5 AB’s. Why not Jordan Parraz whose BA is 3rd behind Montero and Vazquez?

    ___

    I forgot about Parraz. He works for me over Maxwell too….

  87. G. Love May 17th, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    Do you think they sent Swisher a Mrs. Fields cookie gift basket to tell him he wasn’t playing tonight to avoid any f-bomb ridden tirades?

    The kinder gentler Yankees. Coming to a ballpark near you.

  88. Jerkface May 17th, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    Would have expected Maxwell or Dickerson, since they are both on the 40 man.

  89. lounge lizard May 17th, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Gardner is one for his last eleven, and that one hit dribbled about twenty feet. That’s the way it goes with the small sample “hot” streaks. Also, Girardi gave him a shot in a big spot in the ninth yesterday, even though Jones had the numbers against Farnsworth. Struck out. So he’s back behind Posada.

  90. Jerkface May 17th, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Parraz isnt on the 40 man. Roster list impacts moves made, which is why its important not to clog it up with relievers under contract for 3 years and useless pieces.

  91. SoS May 17th, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Does this remind anyone of the year we started off crappy with Womach at second, a bunch of veterans that werent holding their own and before we you knew it, the front office started firing everyone. Cano finally getting his chance. Im hoping its deja vu all over again. Time for another youth movement to ignite the team.

  92. MoRings42 May 17th, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Gardner is hitting .341 in the month of May and he’s batting him 8th

    past 7 days it’s .286 and he’s batting 8th

    lol

    It’s early but wtf?

  93. ac1 May 17th, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    Does this remind anyone of the year we started off crappy with Womach at second, a bunch of veterans that werent holding their own and before we you knew it, the front office started firing everyone. Cano finally getting his chance. Im hoping its deja vu all over again. Time for another youth movement to ignite the team.

    ___

    Nothing indicates they will go this route, though i think we all would like to see it.

  94. BIG AL May 17th, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    Larry Bowa has no idea of what happened at YS. He should stick to coaching those bums in LA, and keep out of Yankees business.

    I thought Maxwell, with much more pop in his bat would have been the better choice. Maxwell has 13 HR, Dickerson only 1, and Justin is hitting about 10 pts lower.

  95. blake May 17th, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    Has Soriano released his preferred rehab schedule for the DL? You know, what days he will train, get treatment, acceptable weather etc…?

  96. Captain Clutch May 17th, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    I think the only players in the lineup who aren’t performing because of age are Jeter and Posada. Tex doesn’t hit until June or July, Arod has post injury mechanical/timing issues, Swish is a decent at best player who can only hit a fastball and is just having an awful year.

  97. RS May 17th, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    Again, the Yankees can’t hide behind the age excuse. 6 of the 9 hitters are in their prime, and once Posada comes off the books and is replaced by Montero, it will be 7 of 9. You’re telling me 6-7 hitters in their prime can’t get the job done?

  98. jacksquat May 17th, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    Maybe Joe wanted a lefthanded hitter because Swisher isn’t hitting rhp. Maybe it’s a message.

  99. Jerkface May 17th, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    Gardner is one for his last eleven, and that one hit dribbled about twenty feet. That’s the way it goes with the small sample “hot” streaks.

    Its easy to slice up a players gamelog, but he is technically 2 for his last 13. But really he is 0 for his last 5. With 2 1 hit games prior to that. And from before his hitless in 5 AB streak, he hit .283 .377 .457 .834 over 31 games dating back to April 7. :)

  100. Bronx Jeers May 17th, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    Gotta ask??? Why Dickerson over Maxwell??? At least Maxwell has some pop in AAA????

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

    They wanted a lefty to replace Swish tonight.

  101. DaSaint007 May 17th, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    Don’t get this move. There are other moves I would have made:
    Justin Maxwell
    David Phelps
    Kevin Whelan
    Jorge Vazquez

    But Chris Dickerson?

    SMH

  102. Chambliss May 17th, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    Batting Dickerson 9th is like putting out a house fire with a cup of water. Why even bother?

    Girardi needs to address the entire order, not the 9 hole. Granderson and Cano should be batting 3rd and 4th. Batting Granderson 2nd when he is hitting so many home runs is dumb. He should be given the chance to drive in more runs.

  103. RS May 17th, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    Maxwell’s probably not a good matchup against Shields, who throws a lot of offspeed stuff to induce strikeouts

  104. Vineyard Yankee May 17th, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    ry81 May 17th, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    Where is Cervelli ?

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

    He was originally in the lineup batting 9th until Dickerson arrived. They came to blows over the 9th spot. Cervelli is now getting treatment for a split lip.

  105. SoS May 17th, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    Can someone please refresh my memory on Sorianos contract? Is it a 3 yr. deal with a player option? Everytime I think to myself that “this will be the last year this player will be in pinstripes i.e. Pavano, Igawa, Giambi, Brown etc.”, they make another ridiculous signing to restart the clock in my head.

  106. brownies May 17th, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    Jeter, old, grandy young, tex acting old and worn out, alex worn down, robbie good n young, russell young, jorge done, brett not killing us, new chris somewhat young and promising. Nice mix of young and old, let’s see what happens vs big game james shield.

  107. Wave Your Hat May 17th, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    At least the Yanks brought up somebody and aren’t playing with a 24 man roster again.

  108. Nick in SF May 17th, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    Too much, I’m still catching up with yesterday’s shocking revelation that this feud started when Girardi took away Jorge’s Almond Joy.

    #sometimesyoufeellikeanutsometimesyoudon’t

  109. stuart a May 17th, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    like soriano is tradeable at the moment. the guy makes a fortune and has a bad elbow at this moment he is untradeable…

    this is not an age thing except with jorge and jeter it is a results thing. swisher is 30 not 37… same for tex and others……………

  110. ADam May 17th, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    jacksquat May 17th, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    Beltran
    Tex
    Granderson
    A-Rod
    Cano
    Montero
    Martin
    Nunez
    Gardner”

    Not even close to what will hapen…

    At least Martin gets on Base, and hes a great athlete and has a little speed.. Would love to see

    Martin
    Gardner
    Granderson
    Cano
    Tex
    AROD
    Montero
    Swish
    Jeter

    Alas… Girardi will not Repeat Not wage the media battle that will come with dumping Jorge and dropping Jeter to 9th….. No Shot, He’s proven t be terrified of media reaction this year… Hence why he is hitting Jorge 7th, and making such a menial move with swisher…

  111. Erin May 17th, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    Vineyard Yankee May 17th, 2011 at 4:41 pm
    ry81 May 17th, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    Where is Cervelli ?

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

    He was originally in the lineup batting 9th until Dickerson arrived. They came to blows over the 9th spot. Cervelli is now getting treatment for a split lip.

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

    :lol:

  112. DocTodd May 17th, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    I pray they pass on Hollywood Swisher’s option for 2012

  113. ac1 May 17th, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    Dickerson is a lefty and probably can hit offspeed pitches.

    This, however is not the youth movement we were hoping for.

    Question for the panel.

    At this point, would you rather bring up our prospects and let them learn and risk not making the playoffs for one year?

  114. MoRings42 May 17th, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    Jeter is hitting .115 past 7 days.. Gardner is hitting .286

    It’s time to switch them for a little bit.. jetes can hang out with posada.

  115. blake May 17th, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    G. Love,

    You would love Roy Williams……3 or 4 times a year he gets mad and yanks all the starters and puts all the walk ons in……sometimes they stay in for a long time or just until he simmers down. It works many times.

  116. hardwired7 May 17th, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    “Do you think they sent Swisher a Mrs. Fields cookie gift basket to tell him he wasn’t playing tonight”

    if you get to your locker, and there’s a forget-me-not bouquet, you’re batting 10th.

  117. BIG AL May 17th, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    Should be another fun game thread …. Have a good evening all.

  118. DocTodd May 17th, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    Cervelli needs to go to AAA, Montero up!

  119. Erin May 17th, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    Nick in SF May 17th, 2011 at 4:42 pm
    Too much, I?m still catching up with yesterday?s shocking revelation that this feud started when Girardi took away Jorge?s Almond Joy.

    #sometimesyoufeellikeanutsometimesyoudon?t

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

    OMG :lol:

    I’m doing a lot of laughing today.

  120. NYYROC May 17th, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    Maybe Joe should try the old Billy Martin trick, (when the team was going bad) pick the lineup out of a hat! Yesterday was would’ve been Billy’s 83rd birthday.

  121. ac1 May 17th, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    truthfully i didnt understand posada 9th in the first place.
    8th YES

    He should have been in front of Swisher.
    Swish wouldnt have thrown a tantrum hitting 9th either.

  122. jacksquat May 17th, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    ADam May 17th, 2011 at 4:42 pm
    jacksquat May 17th, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    Beltran
    Tex
    Granderson
    A-Rod
    Cano
    Montero
    Martin
    Nunez
    Gardner”

    Not even close to what will hapen…

    At least Martin gets on Base, and hes a great athlete and has a little speed.. Would love to see

    Martin
    Gardner
    Granderson
    Cano
    Tex
    AROD
    Montero
    Swish
    Jeter

    Alas… Girardi will not Repeat Not wage the media battle that will come with dumping Jorge and dropping Jeter to 9th….. No Shot, He’s proven t be terrified of media reaction this year… Hence why he is hitting Jorge 7th, and making such a menial move with swisher…

    lol man, that’s a wishlist, not a prediction :)

  123. Erin May 17th, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    Ledger_Yankees Swisher is ill; Soriano’s mri came back with just inflammation

  124. G. Love May 17th, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    Just heard that Girardi used Oprah’s gal pal Gayle King to deliver the message to Swisher he wouldn’t be playing tonight to diffuse the situation and avoid any confrontations in the clubhouse. How could anyone get mad at Gayle?!

  125. Erin May 17th, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    Ledger_Yankees Soriano’s dl stay backdated to Saturday. Will stay in nyc.

  126. Captain Clutch May 17th, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    Ledger_Yankees Swisher is ill; Soriano’s mri came back with just inflammation
    ———-

    I guess there was no messgae being sent to Swish. Did he get “ill” when he saw a pitcher on the mound with a good changeup?

  127. Jerkface May 17th, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    Soriano’s deal is a 1 year deal with 2 player options. Truly one of the worst contracts handed to a player in baseball.

  128. G. Love May 17th, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    Swisher be illin.

  129. ac1 May 17th, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    Swisher is ill; Soriano’s mri came back with just inflammation
    ___

    really? so he wasn’t benched?

    this team needs a more authroitative manager.
    i have nothing against joe i just think he is too young and too close with the players.

    I want Sweet Lou!!!

  130. DaSaint007 May 17th, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    Would prefer to see the bullpen reinforced with some better arms. Speaking of which, when Hughes returns, I’d place him in the bullpen until he proves he has the strength to handle multiple innings.

  131. blake May 17th, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    Swisher is sick…..hardly a message sent

  132. hardwired7 May 17th, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    swing-and-missitis?

  133. luis May 17th, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    AC1,

    That’s exactly what i would do

  134. blake May 17th, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    Hey maybe Girardi put some Turbo-lax in Swish’s cbeerios this morning.

  135. Captain Clutch May 17th, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    Soriano’s deal is a 1 year deal with 2 player options. Truly one of the worst contracts handed to a player in baseball.
    ————-

    Randy Levine should get a raise

  136. Vineyard Yankee May 17th, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    BIG AL May 17th, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    Larry Bowa has no idea of what happened at YS. He should stick to coaching those bums in LA, and keep out of Yankees business.

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

    My bad. I guess Bowa went on a national radio interview and made it all up. BTW, Bowa is an analyst for the MLB Network now, he does not work for the Dodgers any longer since Mattingly took over.

  137. SoS May 17th, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    Maybe Joe should try the old Billy Martin trick, (when the team was going bad) pick the lineup out of a hat! Yesterday was would’ve been Billy’s 83rd birthday.

    ========

    I like that idea. I would make sure Grandersons name was frozen so we can make sure and put him at the top of the lineup ala Ewing.

  138. michaels07 May 17th, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    Yankees should play with Softball rules, have a ten man squad plus DH a short cF with Nunez Posada at 9th spot Jeter at 10th

  139. jacksquat May 17th, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    Swisher is ill; suckitis.

  140. Vineyard Yankee May 17th, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    Erin May 17th, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    :-)

  141. MTU May 17th, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    Wanna win tonite ?

    Girardi needs to fire up the team by getting tossed defending one of his guys.

    Pick a play. get into with an ump. Show some passion. team will follow.

    Voila. There’s your win.

    It’s an old trick Manager’s sometimes use.

    ;)

  142. lounge lizard May 17th, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    Gardner is one for his last eleven, and that one hit dribbled about twenty feet. That’s the way it goes with the small sample “hot” streaks.

    ?

    Its easy to slice up a players gamelog, but he is technically 2 for his last 13. But really he is 0 for his last 5. With 2 1 hit games prior to that. And from before his hitless in 5 AB streak, he hit .283 .377 .457 .834 over 31 games dating back to April 7.

    _____________________________________

    Yes, we can slice and cherry pick. What’s pertinent is that Girardi himself is desperately following the latest returns. He’s a “Gardy” fan but Gardner needs to keep making a compelling case.

  143. Jerkface May 17th, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    My bad. I guess Bowa went on a national radio interview and made it all up.

    Probably, since he works for a network that wants to get hype. Or are you saying Posada and Girardi went on national tv and made it all up?

  144. Abe Peteraham May 17th, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    Gayle king is golden…
    I love almond joys,, have to eat like 3 to be satisfied though…so I don’t believe the rumor..
    And yes, Soriano had someone else take the MRI test for him because he wasn’t in the mood.

  145. SoS May 17th, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    Soriano’s deal is a 1 year deal with 2 player options.

    ==========

    2 player options??
    option 1 Pitch only against teams in the al west and central.
    option 2 When you feel like pitching, make sure to bring the gas can to the mound with you.

    All I want to know is will I have to see him in a Yankee uniform come 2012?

  146. Vineyard Yankee May 17th, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    ac1 May 17th, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    ‘The inmates run the asylum in the Bronx’.

  147. Bronx Jeers May 17th, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    Actually Swisher was infuriated when told about Dickerson’s recall but Felix the gardener told reporters he was “enfermo”

  148. Jerkface May 17th, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    Larry Bowa has the inside scoop, the only one with the dirt that Girardi ambushed Posada with the 9 spot. Give this man his own news network.

  149. Vineyard Yankee May 17th, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    blake May 17th, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    Swisher is sick…..

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

    Sick of fighting that BA near the Mendoza line.

  150. RadioKev May 17th, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    I don’t think messages need to be sent to most of the Yankees. They’re professionals. Jorge was out of line and admitted it. Soriano seems to have some issues, but the hitters seem to be putting in their work. It just hasn’t clicked. It will for most of them. Jeter and Posada have the question marks, but Swisher has been too good, A-Rod has been too good, Teixiera has been too good, Cano has been too good for this to continue much longer.

  151. Erin May 17th, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    Bronx Jeers May 17th, 2011 at 4:56 pm
    Actually Swisher was infuriated when told about Dickerson?s recall but Felix the gardener told reporters he was ?enfermo?

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

    :lol:

    It’s a good thing I’m going home soon and can laugh without getting weird looks from the people sitting next to me.

  152. RayVT May 17th, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    I guess I’m in the minority here, but I don’t see much wrong with what Soriano said. Posada wrote his script for him! LOL! JK!

    Soriano is not well versed and he truly would not have been used much had he been healthy over the last few days. The teams lack of timely hitting & poor defense was more to blame than any pitcher (AJ included). Why I would rank two blown strike 3 calls against Boston ahead of any pitching issues. I don’t think anything Soriano said will keep him from pitching his very best. He is a competitor and he is very talented. I am sure he is frustrated as well with an arm injury & a couple of bad performances on the NY stage.

  153. Bronx Jeers May 17th, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    MTU,

    Girardi got tossed Sat night but FOX missed it.

    Personally I think it’s beyond getting tossed at this point. At minimum he needs to initiate any umpire communication with a flying drop kick.

  154. hardwired7 May 17th, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    Yanks batting .248 as a team.

    what the hell???

  155. SoS May 17th, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    Girardi needs to fire up the team by getting tossed defending one of his guys.

    Pick a play. get into with an ump. Show some passion. team will follow.

    =========

    MTU,
    Which will he get kicked out for?
    1. A Jeter ground out argueing he was safe?
    2. A Gardner weak pop up argueing the ball was trapped?
    3. A Tex pop up(see 2)
    4. A k be Alex argueing strikes and balls.
    5. A first pitch swinging grounder by Cano argueing he was not ready at the plate and there should have been a timeout called by ump.
    6. A Posada at bat. Doesnt matter what happened in that at bat. Just to show his loyalty to him and become blood brothers after.
    7. ??

  156. DaSaint007 May 17th, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    Team needs to start manufacturing runs and not relying on the HR. I’d like to see Gardner, Jeter, Granderson, Nunez, Martin and ARod – running at every opportunity. Shoot, if Cano can steal a base every so often then anyone should be able to – except maybe Tex and Posada.

  157. LGY May 17th, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    Yes, we can slice and cherry pick. What’s pertinent is that Girardi himself is desperately following the latest returns. He’s a “Gardy” fan but Gardner needs to keep making a compelling case.

    ——————–

    Like the compelling case Posada has made this season?

  158. ac1 May 17th, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    no message needs to be sent.
    they are adults.
    it isnt about sending a message, it is about winning.
    bench him because he isnt hitting….
    simple as that.

    on the other side: the fundamentals here are just terrible.
    Everything is exactly the opposite of last year.

    Point is: Girardi may be fine, but not for the players he has to manage.
    Need more authority and someone older.
    No way Posada pulls that stuff on Pinella or someone of that ilk.

  159. Captain Clutch May 17th, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    Girardi needs to fire up the team by getting tossed defending one of his guys.
    ————-

    It worked against the Braves. Gardner was called out but he was really safe. Girardi went crazy and the winning streak started that night. But Girardi is probably too busy these days reading his binder…

  160. MTU May 17th, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    Jeers-

    Kicking dirt on their shoes works too.

    Maybe he needs to up the ante and get suspended for a day or two.

    Go out of character an use some profanity. Stuff like that.

    He can always go back to being demure after they win.

    :)

  161. SoS May 17th, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    Maybe Larry Bowa has Yankee Stadium bugged and has hired a mole to feed him all the juicy stuff that goes on there.

  162. Erin May 17th, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    SoS May 17th, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    2. A Gardner weak pop up argueing the ball was trapped?

    ********************
    I don’t know about the pop up, but my pick is something w/Gardner.

    It worked in Atlanta!! ;)

  163. Vineyard Yankee May 17th, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    Swisher is apparently now listed as day to day with an illness. He has an infected hair follicle from cutting new his Swish-Hawk-Doo.

  164. MTU May 17th, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    SoS-

    I like the number 6 scenario.

    He needs to toss hit hat to the ground during the performance.

    That’s critical.

  165. Yank 97 May 17th, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    Trying to “shame” Posada is such a ridiculous concept. It’s pretty public knowledge that he is one of the proudest players in the majors. Proud and stubborn to a fault some would say.

    —————

    “proud” is nice way of saying he has a big ego and sense of entitlement.

    So star players who quietly go about their business and respect their manager and don’t throw hissy fits are not ‘proud’?

  166. MTU May 17th, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    edit: his. sorry. GBitis.

  167. Captain Clutch May 17th, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    Can we play these guys in Tampa tonight?
    ——————

    conorfoley Game 37 vs. LHV: Russo DH, Brewer 7, Montero 2, Vazquez 3, Maxwell 8, Laird 5, Parraz 9, Pena 6, Nunez 4. SP David Phelps.

  168. Wave Your Hat May 17th, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    “Soriano is not well versed and he truly would not have been used much had he been healthy over the last few days.”

    You aren’t taking Binder Joe’s rules into consideration.

    Robertson wasn’t available because he had pitched 2 days in a row and 5the rules don’t let you pitch 3 days in a row.

    Chamberlain wasn’t available until the 8th, because the rules say you must have an EIG and with Soriano down Chamberlain was the temporary EIG.

    Mariano obviously was not available until the 9th due to the biggest rule of all.

    So when AJ hit the wall in the 6th, there was no reliever available who he trusted more than AJ. If Soriano had been available Girardi might have relieved AJ with Chamberlain before AJ gave up that second HR.

    Although that would have broken the Chamberlain must pitch the 7th rule.

  169. Yank 97 May 17th, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    Soriano isin’t even traveling with the team lol. He is resting at home for 2 weeks like Felix suggested.

  170. SoS May 17th, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    7. Getting tossed on a Dickerson at bat to get all the veterans thinking he has favoritism to new bies.

    8. Tossed on a passed ball by Martin saying it was batters interference. Posada thinking he never did that for me.

  171. dan l May 17th, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    When does Jeter get benched against right handed pitching?

    When does Jeter get benched during all night games?

    When does Jeter get pinch hit for against all relievers?

  172. Bronx Jeers May 17th, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    He kicked dirt on Sat night. Not sure if it was on or at an umpire but there was definitely dirt related histrionics.

    That’s why the next logical step is actual violence. :wink:

  173. EA May 17th, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    Felix is now working with Tex in the cage trying to re-configure his LH swing

  174. Vineyard Yankee May 17th, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    I’d like to see Girardi gets tossed and when he heads back to the dugout throw his beloved ‘binder’ onto the field in protest of his ouster. At least the Yankee Fans would have a laugh.

  175. MTU May 17th, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    Jeers-

    Then i have nothing left but a bench clearing brawl.

    If that doesn’t do it nothing will.

    We owe Tampa anyway for Cervelli and Tex.

    What the hell. Kill 2 stingrays with one stone.

    :)

  176. Melk Man May 17th, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    Anyone know why the gardener is making medical decisions?

  177. austinmac May 17th, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    MTU,

    I see you are showing your combative side. I completely support it from the blogoshere safety. Maybe Dickerson can fight, and that’s the reason for his recall?:)

  178. Bronx Jeers May 17th, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    Jeers-

    Then i have nothing left but a bench clearing brawl.

    ——————————————————————————–

    Heathcott?

    They used to do roster moves like that in hockey all the time. Bring up a goon for the sole purpose of starting a scrap. The goon knew why he was there. It was just a matter of waiting for the coach to call your number.

  179. RhapsodyInBlue May 17th, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    This should be another fun packed evening, put the imported lamps down in the basement before first pitch.

  180. MTU May 17th, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    Austin-

    I’d rather have the Yankees beatin’ up on the Rays than each other.

    Makes a heck of lot more sense.

    Nothing like a good brawl to get rid of collective frustration and re-unite the the team.

    This team is a dry Forest awaiting a match.

    :)

  181. Mike_Boston May 17th, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    # Captain Clutch May 17th, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    Girardi needs to fire up the team by getting tossed defending one of his guys.
    ————-

    It worked against the Braves. Gardner was called out but he was really safe. Girardi went crazy and the winning streak started that night. But Girardi is probably too busy these days reading his binder…
    —————————————————-
    Don’t forget that Cash made that trip to Atlanta because of how poorly they were playing. It really woke them up as a team.

  182. MTU May 17th, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    Jeers-

    I just remembered that the Rays have Farnsworth.

    Cancel that brawl.

  183. Bronx Jeers May 17th, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    I can barely type out a sentence with this straight-jacket on and you want me to move furniture?

    And MTU ? he hasn’t had a hard object near him in years. :wink:

  184. hardwired7 May 17th, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    time to sign the Hanson brothers?

  185. Patrick May 17th, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    time to sign the Hanson brothers?

    Slapshot reference! Awesome!

  186. Vineyard Yankee May 17th, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    hardwired7 May 17th, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    time to sign the Hanson brothers?

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

    Classic. Now I will have to watch it again.

  187. MTU May 17th, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    Jeers-

    That’s sharp objects.

    ;)

  188. MTU May 17th, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    We need to make it small-game, or short-game James Shields.

    Perhaps the Yanks should watch that movie “Volcano” before tonite’s game to get in the right frame of mind.

    Here’s to hoping things finally go our way.

    Later.

  189. CompassRosy May 17th, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    SoS May 17th, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    Soriano’s deal is a 1 year deal with 2 player options.

    ==========

    2 player options??
    option 1 Pitch only against teams in the al west and central.
    option 2 When you feel like pitching, make sure to bring the gas can to the mound with you.

    All I want to know is will I have to see him in a Yankee uniform come 2012?

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

    hmmm…
    he has a 0.00ERA vs. the ALE teams he’s faced so far this season and has struggled vs. the ALC (except Tigers) and ALW teams.

    http://tinyurl.com/6zobjwo

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