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LoHud Yankees chat on Monday

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jun 04, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Let’s do a chat before the Red Sox series.

Monday afternoon, starting at 1 p.m., I’ll be hosting a chat here at the LoHud Yankees Blog. I’ll be fresh off a red-eye flight out of Los Angeles, so there’s no way of knowing what kind of nonsense I’ll have to say. Stop by and hang out for a while.

Also, an interesting note from my friend Mark Feinsand: It appears that a stiff lower back isn’t the only reason Gary Sanchez is down in extended spring training. Feinsand reports that Sanchez was sent down because of “attitude problems” that he showed earlier this season. Stuff like this is not completely unheard of for teenage prospects, but it’s obviously not  good news. Less than two weeks ago, Mark Newman said the Yankees were happy with Sanchez’s offensive progress and said Sanchez had been assigned to extended spring training to work through a back injury.

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223 Responses to “LoHud Yankees chat on Monday”

  1. Betsy June 4th, 2011 at 11:43 am

    Yankees need to nip this kid’s attitude in the bud and it sounds like they are trying to do that. He sounds like a Tabata. I don’t know where he picked up his attitude, but if he wants to have a long career in professional baseball, he’d better start changing it right now

  2. LGY June 4th, 2011 at 11:48 am

    Tabata was a consistent pain in the a**.

    I wouldn’t compare Sanchez to him after one incident.

  3. Yankee Trader June 4th, 2011 at 11:50 am

    Repost-

    Looking at Beltran’s 2011 situational stats.

    http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/p…..2011/18817

    A few things stand out. His slugging average is .455 against righties vs .740 against lefties, with twice as many homers batting righty[6-3] in approximately 1/3rd the ab’s.
    His BA away from home is .225 with slugging average of .416.

    If these stats hold up for the rest of the year, would he be worth a gamble?

  4. Yankee Trader June 4th, 2011 at 11:51 am

    Beltran’s situational stats:

    http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/p.....2011/18817

  5. Betsy June 4th, 2011 at 11:51 am

    LGY, either way, the kid needs an attitude adjustment.

  6. blake June 4th, 2011 at 11:51 am

    The Yanks could use a little attitude :)

  7. LGY June 4th, 2011 at 11:53 am

    Beltran would replace Posada and the Yankees would have a true rotating DH.

    The only concern I have with Beltran is that he would likely block Montero.

    If it weren’t for that I would trade for Beltran in a heartbeat. He would instantly be one of their best hitters and be an enormous upgrade over Posada.

    The Montero issue makes me conflicted on the issue, but it would be hard to pass on Beltran given how much of an upgrade he would be if the opp to acquire him presents itself.

  8. Betsy June 4th, 2011 at 11:53 am

    Not like that, Blake………..but I’m sure I’m in the minority. After all, most people were thrilled by Heathcott’s actions whereas I was disgusted.

  9. blake June 4th, 2011 at 11:53 am

    Trader,

    Thanks…..the Yanks.really need a bat that can mash RHP. Thy are fine vs lefties and could get even better if they call up Montero.

  10. LGY June 4th, 2011 at 11:55 am

    LGY, either way, the kid needs an attitude adjustment.

    ——

    I think this applies almost universally to 18 year olds.

  11. Betsy June 4th, 2011 at 11:55 am

    So then Posada wouldn’t play at all? The Yankees might as well release him.

    As I don’t want to help the Mets and as I do not think the 2 teams would trade, Beltran is not a player I’ve thought anything about. Montero being blocked would not be a reason for me not to make the trade, though; then again, I’ve never assumed he’d come up here and automatically make a huge impact.

  12. blake June 4th, 2011 at 11:56 am

    Betsy,

    I mean more like Fire than attitude. I don’t know anything at all about Sanchez’s personality so Im not going to judge.

  13. Betsy June 4th, 2011 at 11:57 am

    LGY, sorry I don’t think that’s true – and not of kids in professional sports. I think that gives a pass to the kid and I’m not willing to do that.

  14. West Coast Yankee Fan June 4th, 2011 at 11:58 am

    Gerrit Cole is to be commended for choosing college. Getting a good education and a degree at UCLA will serve him well and I imagine being the number one pick as opposed to number twenty-eight will as well.

  15. LGY June 4th, 2011 at 11:58 am

    Sanchez was just taking a page out of Posada’s playbook :D

  16. austinmac June 4th, 2011 at 11:58 am

    I think Heathcott’s behavior raises a giant red flag particularly in light of his background. I frankly don’t know why a guy currently struggling in low A ball for the second year is dubbed the future center fielder. Add that to his other possible issues, I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting for him.

  17. Betsy June 4th, 2011 at 11:58 am

    I don’t expect 18 year olds to act like 38 year olds, but an 18 year old is not a 5 year old. Refusing to play is inexcusable no matter what age – I’m glad the Yankees are trying to teach him a lesson.

  18. LGY June 4th, 2011 at 11:59 am

    Cole is a junior.

    He won’t be finishing his degree.

  19. Betsy June 4th, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    Blake, obviously the Yankees judged what Sanchez did to be unacceptable……….IMO, that’s not fire, but it’s not worth arguing about. It’s not like Sanchez isn’t years away anyway.

  20. austinmac June 4th, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    I could care less if the Mets are helped financially by moving Beltran. He is better than the Yankees current DH, RF and LF. They could find plenty of playing time for him.

  21. Betsy June 4th, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    Austinmac, plus he lied to the Yankees. I don’t know what his #s are this year, but his huge K total from last year did raise a red flag for me.

  22. Betsy June 4th, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    I’m not talking financially – I don’t have any interest in sending any player to the Mets. It won’t happen anyway, so it’s moot

  23. West Coast Yankee Fan June 4th, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    Didn’t know that he didn’t finish his degree. He might do so later I suppose.

  24. mick June 4th, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    Why not help the Mets , if it helps us?
    Talk about spiteful…

  25. yankeefeminista June 4th, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    # LGY June 4th, 2011 at 11:58 am

    Sanchez was just taking a page out of Posada’s playbook :D
    ______
    And Montero’s… ;)

  26. LGY June 4th, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    Cole majored in picking up college chicks.

  27. yankeefeminista June 4th, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    How is Heathcott struggling? He was hot as a pistol and everyone was lauding his play. He has slowed down recently, but is still .280/.356/.434? He is also only 20 years old.

  28. West Coast Yankee Fan June 4th, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    Being an athlete at UCLA has got to be the worst thing imaginable.

  29. Hassey June 4th, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    let’s not forget that Martin wasn’t able to hold onto Trumbo’s foul tip strike three just before the Angel’s scored their third run. Tough to say he “should have” caught it, but if he makes that play, the inning and probablay the game turns out different. He seems to move well behind the plate, but I’m surprised that he needs so much more stick-um on his glove

  30. BoJo June 4th, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    Let’s trade Sanchez for Gerritt Cole!

    :-)

  31. BoJo June 4th, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    LGY June 4th, 2011 at 12:12 pm
    Cole majored in picking up college chicks.
    ___________
    I hope he didn’t minor in picking up minors.

  32. raymagnetic June 4th, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    “Austinmac, plus he lied to the Yankees. I don’t know what his #s are this year, but his huge K total from last year did raise a red flag for me.”

    Heathcott lied to get a job. I’m sure no one has ever lied to get a job :roll:

    Hilarious that a person would not care about what his numbers are this year, but his LAST year numbers raised a red flag. Just hilarious.

  33. BoJo June 4th, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    I was stunned watching the Angels closer last night. I thought Ayala had a weird delivery, but this guy was the weirdest I have ever seen. It seemed to me that his right foot jump off the rubber before he threw–which I didn’t think was legal. If it were legal, all pitchers should jump towards the plate to gain a yard on their fastball.

    He moved a little too fast for me to figure out if he was touching the rubber when he released…anyone else able to make that out?

  34. Pat M. June 4th, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    WCYF…..The pitcher from UCLA that kind of flies under the radar is Trevor Bauer……He is outstanding

  35. Rich in NJ June 4th, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    “Cole majored in picking up college chicks.”

    Confine yourself to smart hot ones and you’re golden in college.

  36. vinny-b June 4th, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    Heathcott is struggling this year??

    didn’t know this.

  37. Tom in N.J. June 4th, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    I was at a bar last night and was dumbfounded by the fact that there are people who will pay 3 bucks for a can of Pabst when you can get a much better micro-brew on tap for $2.50.

  38. Rich in NJ June 4th, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    That’s nothing, Tom.

    Someone paid $78,400 for champagne.

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/.....ottle.html

    ;)

  39. yankeefeminista June 4th, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    Heathcott has been in a little slump since his suspension. Probably got out of a hitting rhythm after missing 5 games. I wouldn’t say he is struggling overall. His April numbers were unsustainable, but he is still having a very strong year in Charleston.

  40. Tom in N.J. June 4th, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    That’s still a better deal than Pabst….

  41. austinmac June 4th, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    Since May 1, he is hitting .208 with one home run. This is struggling, particularly when it is his second year at the same level. My point was simply this, thus far he has not demonstrated,statistically speaking, he is the future Yankee center fielder.

  42. West Coast Yankee Fan June 4th, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    Pat I don’t know much about him. Thanks for the heads up.

  43. BoJo June 4th, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    Prospects will break your heart.

  44. yankeefeminista June 4th, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    # austinmac June 4th, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    Since May 1, he is hitting .208 with one home run. This is struggling, particularly when it is his second year at the same level. My point was simply this, thus far he has not demonstrated,statistically speaking, he is the future Yankee center fielder.
    ______
    It is a little slump. He had been primed to move up to Tampa in June. He will be struggling if his May numbers continue into June. He killed A+ pitching in April: .370/.453/.630

    How are you determining he is demonstrating he is not the future Yankee CF. He is 20 and has worthy CF numbers at .280/.356/.434 and that is with a terrible May. Plus KLong hasn’t even gotten ahold of Heathcott yet. ;)

  45. Bret The Hitman June 4th, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    G. Love,

    While it sucks that our corner OF’rs and DH are the least productive hitters in the lineup, the good news is none of them are locked into this team long term. While Beltran seems to fit in rotation around those 3 crucial spots, I don’t see the Mets dealing an offensive weapon like Beltran to their cross-town rivals.

    Interestingly, if the Mets dealt Johan Santana to the Yankees, his 25 million dollar annual cost would probably steer the Yankees away from spending big money on the free agent market. The Yankees would probably never do it, but as long as there is even a teeny tiny chance they’d contemplate accommodating Jose Reyes, the Mets front office has to be holding their breath.

    If you talk to Mets fans, they say the sight of Reyes in pinstripes would be a real dagger to them. They dread it. It would be the equivalent to Wade Boggs or Roger Clemens in Pinstripes for Red Sox fans.

  46. blake June 4th, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    I wouldn’t ever trade for Reyes this year…..but if he makes it to free agency then I could see a scenario where they took a look at him there.

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  48. Bret The Hitman June 4th, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    When Wade Boggs rode around old Yankees stadium on that police horse…I don’t think Red Sox fans felt like bigger losers.

    I just think Reyes in pinstripes would kill the Mets.

    He’s the best shortstop in baseball and the best leadoff hitter in baseball.

    He’s a high impact guy who has played in a huge market at a pivotal position.

  49. Bret The Hitman June 4th, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    edit: When Wade Boggs rode around old Yankees Stadium on that police horse…I don’t think Red Sox fans had ever felt like bigger losers.

  50. blake June 4th, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    Crazy plan:

    -Sign Reyes in the offseason to play SS
    -Pick up Swisher’s option and trade him
    -Move Jeter to RF
    -Trade for Justin Upton when made available to be the future RFer.

    The Yankees are better defensively and offensively short term and a long term plan is in place for SS and RF. Yes its hairbrained and unlikely but Im bored :)

  51. Bret The Hitman June 4th, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    Blake,

    Would you rather see this or this?

    Jose Reyes-ss
    Jeter-3b
    Arod-dh

    or

    Jose Reyes-ss
    Jeter-rf
    Arod-3b
    Montero-dh

  52. Bret The Hitman June 4th, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    edit:

    Reyes-ss
    Jeter-3b
    Arod-dh
    Swisher-rf

    or

    Reyes-ss
    Jeter-rf
    Arod-3b
    Montero-dh

  53. LockDown June 4th, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    Reyes is a great player. But if you think moving Posada to DH & slotting him in the 9th spot is bad, imagine Reyes being the new leadoff and pushing Jeter off SS & potentially down the lineup.

    I don’t see this happening. But I understand the dream lol

  54. Joe from Long Island June 4th, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    I have a hard time imaging Jose Reyes playing hard when not playing for a contract. That may be just me, but that’s on my mind.

  55. Rich in NJ June 4th, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    ‘Prospects will break your heart.”

    Every player in MLB history was a prospect.

  56. Rich in NJ June 4th, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    We’re not getting Reyes, but Jeter only hits enough to play SS and it’s a waste to make A-Rod a DH, so if Reyes were to come here, he should probably play the OF.

  57. LGY June 4th, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    No more position players on long term contracts.

  58. Gary June 4th, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    Off subject but this line from the Edwards Mistress story was a classic:

    Mellon sent her money (the mistress) through her decorator, sometimes hidden in boxes of chocolates. On the memo lines of her checks, she listed items of furniture such as “chairs,” “antique Charleston table” and “book case” to hide the true purpose, according to the indictment.

    Like Forest Gump said Life is just a box of chocolates, only in this case John knew what he was getting. Amazing the lives these politicians live.

  59. LGY June 4th, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    Cano and Granderson will likely have to be re-signed in 2 years and Martin is shaping up to be a keeper as well after next season.

  60. yankeefeminista June 4th, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    There is always another prospect to fall in love with though. If not Heathcott in CF, there is Sosa or Mason Williams or… In a good farm system, there is always another possibility. And if the next one doesn’t pan out or you are in a gap year then there are always trades and free agency.

  61. blake June 4th, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    Bret,

    2nd one

    Rich,

    Yea but would you rather have Jeter and Reyes in the lineup or Jeter and Swisher? Also I think Jeter would make a good outfielder…..maybe better defensively than Swish. So to me….if it makes the team better both offensively and defensively then the positions guys plays don’t matter with regards to production. This is all unlikely and as I said Im mainly just bored……however good SSs are hard to find so I don’t think it should be dismissed if he hits the market this winter.

  62. blake June 4th, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    Maybe Reyes would take a discount as well to stay in NY where his kids are in school…..he already took one once from the Mets.

  63. yankeefeminista June 4th, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    With that bum hip of Jeter’s I don’t know about him patrolling the OF.

  64. yankeefeminista June 4th, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    How did Oakland tie up the Sux game? Now, 2-2.

  65. blake June 4th, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    Patrolling RF is a lot easier on every part than patrolling SS. I’ve always thought it would be fitting if Jeter finished up in were if he didn’t at SS…..that’s where most of his hits were.

  66. blake June 4th, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    “Finished up there”

  67. yankeefeminista June 4th, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    #

    # blake June 4th, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    Patrolling RF is a lot easier on every part than patrolling SS. I’ve always thought it would be fitting if Jeter finished up in were if he didn’t at SS…..that’s where most of his hits were.
    __
    I just don’t think it would be easier on him. You are going more of a distance for balls. I doubt his hip/leg tendinitis could handle it.

  68. LGY June 4th, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    If Jeter moved to RF it would be too easy to replace him. Don’t think Jetes would go for that.

  69. Rich in NJ June 4th, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    blake

    Maybe in an ideal world, Jeter and Reyes (although he’s a health risk), but as I have said, Jeter is a really smart guy. He knows that if he isn’t playing SS it would magnify the spotlight on his offensive production, and he also probably believes that he can still play SS well enough to justify staying there, and he’s right. As I have said, the only issue with him now is where he bats, particularly v. RHP.

    Also, if you sign Reyes, you risk alienating him Jeter.

    And what if Jeter’s offensive production continues to decline? Instead of a .650 OPS it becomes .600 next season. Can you really justify that in RF even though he’s Jeter?

    Now, if he somehow ends up with a .700 OPS, then maybe.

  70. yankeefeminista June 4th, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    Well, you certainly couldn’t have your corners be Gardner and Jeter.

  71. LGY June 4th, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    Quick motions and short pivots are much tougher on the hip than long distances.

    In any event, since when does Jeter have a bum hip?

  72. blake June 4th, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    Yankeefem,

    You make a lot more damaging movements at SS….getting your body in weird positions coming in on balls…..making off balance throws….etc. SS is the most demanding position on the field after catcher.

  73. Rich in NJ June 4th, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    Now, maybe you somehow convince Reyes (if you really want him and he wants the NYY) that he plays the OF for a year and then Jeter becomes a supersub.

  74. GreenBeret7 June 4th, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    There is absolutely nothing wrong with heathcott’s abilities that experience won’t fix. As far as his attitude, he didn’t snap for no reason. That happened too fast and it had nothing to do with the pitcher. Something was said by the catcher to get that kind of reaction and that fast. This all happened the day after the article came out. He wasn’t trying to hide his upbringing. He’s like every other kid “from the wrong side of the tracks”. he made a mistake, whether provoked or not. Name any kid that age that doesn’t react to what he perceives as an insult. He’s busted his hump to overcome adversity (some brought on by himself) and injuries. He can flat out play center field. he can get a little careless with his throws on occassion, but, there’s no lack of hustle. He’ll be a star and soon.

  75. blake June 4th, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    “Well, you certainly couldn’t have your corners be Gardner and Jeter.”

    Why? As I said, the position shouldn’t matter…..its getting the best 9 on the field you can. They don’t keep score by position…..they keep it for the whole team.

    LgY,

    The outfield market stinks…..if they wanted to replace Jeter they could sign Reyes anyway. Obviously they would have to have a heart to heart wit him and he would have tongs cool with doing something like this.

  76. austinmac June 4th, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    GB,

    I defended Sanchez for his actions as 18 year old stupidity. I will do the same for Heathcott, but both are things the Yankees will keep an eye on.

    I have never seen Heathcott play and can only go by stats. I am concerned about his strike outs. He can, like many, be a star or a bust. Time, effort, good sense and continued physical development will decide.

  77. yankeefeminista June 4th, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    I understand that SS is more demanding in terms of the lateral movement, stops and starts, etc. but I think Jeter’s agility and yogi like body can handle that even if it wears on him. However, the flat-out running over a season in RF would be worse for him.

    Position shouldn’t matter, but you would need some serious compensatory pop from elsewhere. Is Reyes’ career 770 OPS going to cut it?

  78. LGY June 4th, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    The only way it would make sense to invest so much money in Reyes would be to replace Jeter.

    If you are replacing Swisher most likely it’s a lateral move. If it’s an upgrade it is a minimal one so not worth the long term risk associated with Reyes.

    With Jeter in RF it would be way too tempting to replace him at the trade deadline and it would be an easy upgrade. Moving Jeter to RF is like hitting Posada 9th. The only place else to go is the bench. If Jeter is smart he will never agree to switch positions because his playing time would soon be coming to an end.

  79. yankeefeminista June 4th, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    This prospect attitude stuff is overblown. Seriously, too much internet info magnifies these things. Not worried about Montero, Sanchez or Heathcott’s attitudes.

  80. Rich in NJ June 4th, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    If Jeter’s OPS is not higher than .600 in 2012, he’s done as an everyday player anyway.

  81. blake June 4th, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    Jeter has a similar body type to Yogi?

    It would essentially be a swap of Swisher for Reyes in the lineup……..that’s really it.

  82. Rich in NJ June 4th, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    I assumed she used the small “y” for a reason.

  83. Rich in NJ June 4th, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    All this OF talk makes me think that even if they don’t trade for Beltran, they may sign him after the season if he’d accept a short-term deal.

  84. yankeefeminista June 4th, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    # LGY June 4th, 2011 at 2:47 pm
    In any event, since when does Jeter have a bum hip?
    _______
    Didn’t you see him hobbled going down the 1B basepath earlier this season and then both Jeter and Girardi postgame address and attempt to downplay the chronic nature of the injury? It is pretty obvious when the leg/hip is bothering him.

  85. yankeefeminista June 4th, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    #

    # Rich in NJ June 4th, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    I assumed she used the small “y” for a reason.
    ______
    FTW!

  86. GreenBeret7 June 4th, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    Mac, the strikeouts aren’t that big a deal. Heathcott will or should get control of it. There are a lot of 18-19 year olds that have strikeout issues and the overcome them to be stars. Curtis granderson, Reggie Jackson..to name a few. He’s aggressive in the way he plays the game. As I said, he has outstanding talent in all areas. The one thing he’s never been accused of is lack of hustle. It’s not the Pete Rose/Dustin Pedroia false hustle, either.

  87. yankeefeminista June 4th, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    GB7, Exactly. Not at all worried about the K’s at this point. Kid is a beast, hustles, hits, fields, strong strong arm. Not worried about him at all.

  88. blake June 4th, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    LGY,

    I disagree….but anyway Im fine with Jeter playing SS as he’s still adequate there. Just presenting options..

  89. Rich in NJ June 4th, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    One thing that may affect their pursuit of Reyes could be if the RS try to sign him. If Levine sees that, maybe he allies with Hal/Hank to block them and worries about the on the field configuration later.

  90. LGY June 4th, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    Yankeefem

    Why do you think it’s chronic? He sat out one game.

  91. Pat M. June 4th, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    GB….How are you feeling ???

  92. LGY June 4th, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    Just presenting options..

    —–

    Of course. No problem with that. Just disagreeing :D

  93. GreenBeret7 June 4th, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    YankeeFem, Charleston has some major offensive talent on that team. I styill think that Segedin will be as good as any of them, outside of heathcott. They been giving him time in left field lately. Just not sure that he’s a third baseman. First base isn’t a strong suit, either. Reminds me of a young Ron blomberg, except Segedin stays healthy.

    Another player is JR Murphy. He can mash with anyone. He’s supposed to get some time at the 4 corners this year. Sanchez story, naturally comes with two unnamed sources. His issues this year besides two injuries has been defense and it seems to affect his offense. Same old story with kids.

  94. yankeefeminista June 4th, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    #

    # LGY June 4th, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    Yankeefem

    Why do you think it’s chronic? He sat out one game.
    _____
    B/c Girardi (and Jeter inadvertently) said so. You can also see it. Right hip, watch the way he moves.

    Not that I knew with Jeter, but I can see it now. However, with Alex, I knew he had a right hip problem before it became public knowledge, because from the moment he joined the Yankees I’d watched how he handled that hip in game, flexing and stretching just the right hip out after a play, how he would get up when he was on the ground favoring his left side. You see these things when you go to live game after live game.

  95. blake June 4th, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    LGY,

    Hey we agree sometimes ;)

  96. GreenBeret7 June 4th, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    Doing well, Pat. Thanks for asking. how are things out west with you and family?

    Watched the Angels young closer last night. Impressive. Reminds me of Troy Percevil, though not as short arm as Percevil, but, still has a bit of that odd delivery considering the speed that he launches the ball.

  97. Crawdaddy June 4th, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    Anybody notice how the Daily News always breaks the negative stories about the Yankees?

  98. BoJo June 4th, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    Rich in NJ June 4th, 2011 at 2:20 pm
    ‘Prospects will break your heart.”

    Every player in MLB history was a prospect.
    __________
    If you want to nitpick :-) Hidecki Matsui, Ichiro, other Japanese imports were certainly pros that went right to the top, and never prospects to MLB teams. And there have been many more prospects who failed than succeeded. Drew Henson, Matt Drews (hey is there a pattern with anyone having Drew in their names as bad Yankee signings?)

  99. blake June 4th, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    GB,

    How is Murphey’s defense?

  100. Nick in SF June 4th, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    Matsui GIDP to end 8th in Boston, he’s now 0 for his last 18, longest hitless streak of his career. :(

  101. yankeefeminista June 4th, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    #

    # GreenBeret7 June 4th, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    YankeeFem, Charleston has some major offensive talent on that team. I styill think that Segedin will be as good as any of them, outside of heathcott. They been giving him time in left field lately. Just not sure that he’s a third baseman. First base isn’t a strong suit, either. Reminds me of a young Ron blomberg, except Segedin stays healthy.

    Another player is JR Murphy. He can mash with anyone. He’s supposed to get some time at the 4 corners this year. Sanchez story, naturally comes with two unnamed sources. His issues this year besides two injuries has been defense and it seems to affect his offense. Same old story with kids.
    ____
    Yes, they are ridiculously talented up and down that lineup. Exciting to see. JR Murphy is an exceptional and very mature hitter. Man, I would love for him to be our future RF’er. Loved watching these kids in Lakewood. I wish I could see more of the RiverDogs’ games.

  102. GreenBeret7 June 4th, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    Sad and strange to see Matsui struggle so much. He was one Hell of a hitter when he first came to NYYs. Wonder what his numbers would have been if he had come to NY to start his career and had solid knees?

  103. yankeefeminista June 4th, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    # blake June 4th, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    GB,

    How is Murphey’s defense?
    ______
    At C? Not very good. They will give him every opportunity to play at multiple positions though, because his bat is that good. This kid is a professional hitter already at low A. :)

  104. LGY June 4th, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    B/c Girardi (and Jeter inadvertently) said so. You can also see it. Right hip, watch the way he moves.

    —–

    Eh. No offense but I don’t trust you making a sideline diagnosis without examinaning him or having any real evidence to support it.

  105. GreenBeret7 June 4th, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    Blake, his catching defense is bad. Errors, passed balls. Throwing is hard to say because nobody holds runners, but, it’s strong. It’s the bat.

  106. Joe from Long Island June 4th, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    GB – Matsui would have been outrageous. A HOF type talent had he played his entire career in NYY.

  107. waka flocka June 4th, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    It would have been nice to have Hideki last year. He was always one of my favorite Yankees. Its a bummer watching players like Jeter, Posada, Matsui, and Bernie (albeit a few years ago) age.

  108. GreenBeret7 June 4th, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    Twin brothers from different mothers? Dustin Pedroia and David Faust (Bud Bundy)

  109. Pat M. June 4th, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    GB…I watched the game from a few rows back behind the plate last night and Waldon throws a quick fastball……Nova actually pitched a good game as he had Bobby Abreu fooled but as we know Bobby is an old pro stick and he just laced it to left …..The 6th inning was confusing as the Bombers had Jared on the ropes and went down on 6 pitches or so…….Can’t tell you how depressing it has become over the past 10 years to walk out of Angel Stadium with a loss …..Saw 3 games in Seattle and 2 in Oakland and I’ll be there again tonight …….I finally get to see the Yanks in Pinstripes in late September vs. Boston…..The grey road uni’s are getting old for me….

  110. yankeefeminista June 4th, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    # LGY June 4th, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    B/c Girardi (and Jeter inadvertently) said so. You can also see it. Right hip, watch the way he moves.

    —–

    Eh. No offense but I don’t trust you making a sideline diagnosis without examinaning him or having any real evidence to support it.
    ____
    LGY, no offense taken. :) However, I said the above about observing Alex, not Jeter, previous to any announcement of a hip problem. I can’t take “credit” for the Jeter info; that came from Girardi/Jeter in a postgame interview. Perhaps Werner Wolff can find the video tape of the interview in order to satisfy your need for confirmation. But I promise you it would said.

  111. GreenBeret7 June 4th, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    Joe from Long Island June 4th, 2011 at 3:35 pm
    GB – Matsui would have been outrageous. A HOF type talent had he played his entire career in NYY.

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

    He has a lot of Bobby Murcer qualities in him, as a player and a person, I thought. Not a bad model.

  112. tyanksfan36 June 4th, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    The FSL North Division totally outplayed the South Division so far. Check out the standings.

    http://s1039.photobucket.com/a.....C5qcGc.jpg

  113. yankeefeminista June 4th, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    *was* said

  114. BoJo June 4th, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    Matsui was a real pro…wish he had been a Yankee his entire career. He is a role model for how the game should be played.

  115. yankeefeminista June 4th, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    # GreenBeret7 June 4th, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    Sad and strange to see Matsui struggle so much. He was one Hell of a hitter when he first came to NYYs. Wonder what his numbers would have been if he had come to NY to start his career and had solid knees?
    _____
    Yep, miss Matsui. Sad to see him such a shell of himself. :(

  116. BoJo June 4th, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    Pat M. June 4th, 2011 at 3:38 pm
    GB…I watched the game from a few rows back behind the plate last night and Waldon throws a quick fastball……Nova actually pitched a good game as he had Bobby Abreu fooled but as we know Bobby is an old pro stick and he just laced it to left …..The 6th inning was confusing as the Bombers had Jared on the ropes and went down on 6 pitches or so…….Can’t tell you how depressing it has become over the past 10 years to walk out of Angel Stadium with a loss …..Saw 3 games in Seattle and 2 in Oakland and I’ll be there again tonight …….I finally get to see the Yanks in Pinstripes in late September vs. Boston…..The grey road uni’s are getting old for me…
    _________
    I’ve been suggesting for at least a week now that they wear the Red Sox road uniforms in Anaheim so they could sweep the series.

  117. GreenBeret7 June 4th, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    Pat, Walden could be as impressive as the A’s closer, Bailey. anyway for you to tell this guy to jump ship and head to NY for good?

    This 9 game west coast swing has lasted 2 months, hasn’t it?

  118. yankeefeminista June 4th, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    GB7, I agree about Segedin’s bat. He was brutal fielding 3B when I saw him play live though. A COF works. We may have quite a few studly mlb COF’s in a couple or 3 years. ;)

  119. Nick in SF June 4th, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    Youk just did his usual piss-and-moan act at a called third strike.

    Unfortunately, Crawford just knocked in two more in the 8th, 7-3 Sox. :mad:

  120. yankeefeminista June 4th, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    # tyanksfan36 June 4th, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    The FSL North Division totally outplayed the South Division so far. Check out the standings.

    http://s1039.photobucket.com/a…..C5qcGc.jpg
    ___

    Hey tyanks, sorry I haven’t been in touch. Heading to Trenton and Betances’ start in a few…

  121. waka flocka June 4th, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    I still don’t believe in Nova. Admittedly, he settled down and pitched an alright game. He still puts too many runners on base, saying he has control problems is nice, and he doesn’t strike out batters despite featuring a 93-96MPH fastball.

  122. tyanksfan36 June 4th, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    GB

    TY Player of the month was Rob Lyerly and pitcher was Marshall. Marshall pitches tonight in Lakeland, hopefully he does well. The TY just need to win 3 more games to get up to 500 finally.

  123. Nick in SF June 4th, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    Fautino De Los Santos, acquired in the Nick Swisher trade, is making his major league debut facing Jed Lowrie.

    Now that’s a name.

  124. yankeefeminista June 4th, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    # GreenBeret7 June 4th, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    Blake, his catching defense is bad. Errors, passed balls. Throwing is hard to say because nobody holds runners, but, it’s strong. It’s the bat.
    _____
    He is also terrible at blocking the plate. DeLeon made a great throw to the plate at a game I was at and JR was both out of position and couldn’t play the ball on a very catchable hop.

  125. GreenBeret7 June 4th, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    Yankeefem, the real corner bat is in tampa right now. Damned, that guy Rob Lyerly can hit a baseball. He’s another destined to play four corners, though, with a lot of work with nettles, he could be quite passable. With him the footwork is the issue, much like it is with Nunez.

  126. Nick in SF June 4th, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    Nice debut for Fautino De Los Santos!

    He K’d Lowrie.

  127. yankeefeminista June 4th, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    # GreenBeret7 June 4th, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    Yankeefem, the real corner bat is in tampa right now. Damned, that guy Rob Lyerly can hit a baseball. He’s another destined to play four corners, though, with a lot of work with nettles, he could be quite passable. With him the footwork is the issue, much like it is with Nunez.
    _____
    Yes, I have been reading about him but haven’t yet seen him. Sounds like he is killing it. I look forward to his future arrival in Trenton.

  128. Pat M. June 4th, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    GB….Yanks have a tough homestand after this swing on the coast……Seems to me that they have lost a boatload of 1 runs games this season already

  129. tyanksfan36 June 4th, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    Yankeefem

    No worries. Hope Betances gets his control down tonight. You fill me in on Betances and Suttle and ill fill you in on Marshall. Lakeland has a board in the outfield that shows pitch speeds. Let me know how you like Deangelo Mack, we expect him back in a few weeks, he was doing well just before he got moved up. Have fun at the game.

  130. GreenBeret7 June 4th, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    tyanksfan36 June 4th, 2011 at 3:46 pm
    GB

    TY Player of the month was Rob Lyerly and pitcher was Marshall. Marshall pitches tonight in Lakeland, hopefully he does well. The TY just need to win 3 more games to get up to 500 finally

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

    Those were pretty much the expected choices. Once Lyerly and Segedin (in Charleston) learn to pull the ball and get a bit of lift, they’re going to hit some home runs. Lyerly has about 45 RBI with 3 or 4 homers. Pretty impressive.

  131. Crawdaddy June 4th, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    Josh Norris on Tweeter is reporting that Sanchez is back in the Charleston lineup tonight.

  132. Rich in NJ June 4th, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    Yeah, I wasn’t worried about Sanchez. They probably just dumped a beer over his head and yelled.

  133. GreenBeret7 June 4th, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    Pat, the 1 run and extra inning games have hurt. 6-11 in 1 run affairs, I think. Those things usually seem to run in cycles, no matter the team. Good one year and not so good in others. I look for it to pick up, though.

  134. Nick in SF June 4th, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    And classy Paps just threw up his arms to show up the ump with a 7-3 lead.

  135. yankeefeminista June 4th, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    # tyanksfan36 June 4th, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    Yankeefem

    No worries. Hope Betances gets his control down tonight. You fill me in on Betances and Suttle and ill fill you in on Marshall. Lakeland has a board in the outfield that shows pitch speeds. Let me know how you like Deangelo Mack, we expect him back in a few weeks, he was doing well just before he got moved up. Have fun at the game.
    ___
    Thanks, tyanks. You too! I look forward to hearing about Marshall. Betances has been progressing so hopefully it continues. I saw Mack play in SI and at the time he was more of a mash guy with too many K’s in spite of the OBP. His recent numbers look good though. I expect you’ll get him back as soon as Mesa’s back heals.

  136. yankeefeminista June 4th, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    Good for Sanchez. He was hitting well in EST, so hopefully he doesn’t miss a beat.

  137. Nick in SF June 4th, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    Heh, after Paps pulled that stunt, the strike zone got a lot smaller and he just walked Barton after going up 0-2 on him.

  138. tyanksfan36 June 4th, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    GB

    I am thinking of recording Lyerly in the field tonight, to show his defense and how he reacts pitch to pitch, that is if he plays 3rd as they sometime have him playing 1st. When they play at home again I plan on recording him at each at-bat. Did you see the video on my blog of his strikeout? not a pretty one at all.

  139. tyanksfan36 June 4th, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    The EST crowd was out at the field this morning but all the gates were closed so I couldnt sneak back there to see what was going on. I do plan on hitting up a few GCL games once the season starts if I can stomach the heat.

  140. GreenBeret7 June 4th, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    OUCH. Can’t understand how Pedroia can allow a ball to go between the wickets. He can’t possibly get any lower to the ground than he is.

  141. BoJo June 4th, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    Aside from Matsui, the Yankees have not had much success with Japanese players (e.g., Irabu, Kei-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named). And with the landscaped riddled with Japanese pitchers who have failed here, I wonder if the Yankees pass on Yu Darvish.

  142. Rich in NJ June 4th, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    If you trust your scouts you sign talent for prices that make sense no matter where they’re from.

  143. yankeefeminista June 4th, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    Conor ties it!!!! Walk off, now!

  144. Pat M. June 4th, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    Nick in SF…Paps not looking too happy right now

  145. Tar June 4th, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    Haha. 4 runs and counting

  146. LGY June 4th, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    LOLPapelbon!

  147. yankeefeminista June 4th, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    Oops, forgot it was at Fenway. Go ahead, in any event.

  148. Tar June 4th, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    Paps going offf on the ump.

  149. GreenBeret7 June 4th, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    Oh, No!!! a tie game and a fenway Meltdown by both Veritek and Papelbon. two ejections.

  150. lounge lizard June 4th, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    Whiners. Come on A’s, finish it.

  151. LGY June 4th, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Gameday on my phone is not doing this inning justice. Wish I could see this.

  152. Tar June 4th, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Paps dejected and ejected. :D

  153. Nick in SF June 4th, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Paps is really hilarious. Coco Crisp hit a simple grounder to Laser Show which should have been a GIDP to end the game — it went through Pedey’s legs, however. At that’s not east to do, what with his oversized Hobbit feet. Paps reacted by throwing his arms up and then hunching over close to the ground, totally showing up his little teamie.

    A’s announcer: “[Papelbon] is putting on quite a show.”

    Pennington doubled home a run, a the Big C Captain was tossed for giving too much lip to the up. In comes Salty.

    Then Conor Jackson doubled in two more to tie up the game. Paps threw a strike and THEN gestured to the ump. Pap was tossesd. He rushed the ump and it looks like he bumped him. Suspension coming?

  154. yankeefeminista June 4th, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    Want to talk about attitude problems? Talk about Paps. Who let him as a little ‘spec fall through the cracks and not work through his anger management issues?

  155. Nick in SF June 4th, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    More announcer quotes:

    “Papelbon, what is he doing out there?”

    “He’s totally embarrassing himself now.”

    “He got thrown out on called strike!”

    “That’s a bad act, man.”

  156. GreenBeret7 June 4th, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    Matsui’s Inner yankeeness needs to appear as if by magic

  157. yankeefeminista June 4th, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    Matsui-san :(

  158. Nick in SF June 4th, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    Ugh, Matsui srikes out on a ball in the dirt which Salty lets get away. The run seemingly scores but Salty guns down Matsui at first, the score remains tied.

  159. GreenBeret7 June 4th, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    Pedroia is just lazy and a choker.

  160. Rich in NJ June 4th, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    They need a designated runner for Matsui.

  161. Tom in N.J. June 4th, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    Here’s one ESPN dude who at least admits he’s a Sox fan:

    SBerthiaumeESPNSteve Berthiaume

    Born & raised in The Nation. RT/ “@hosed11: are you a red sox fan??”

  162. Nick in SF June 4th, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    I gather the A’s-Sox game is not blacked out nationally?

  163. Rich in NJ June 4th, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    ESPN has affirmative action policies that only benefit RS fans.

  164. yankeefeminista June 4th, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    I am watching it on mlb-tv. Is it on nationally?

  165. Nick in SF June 4th, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    By ‘nationally’ I meant mlb.tv. As in, I didn’t know if it was blacked out by Fox. I’m watching on local Bay Area cable.

  166. yankeefeminista June 4th, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    No, it isn’t blacked out. I am getting the NESN “homer” feed.

  167. Nick in SF June 4th, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Was Papelbon’s outrage more heroic on NESN?

  168. kd June 4th, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    the a’s are due.

    pap also should get a suspension if he bumped the umpire

  169. yankeefeminista June 4th, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    I am heading off to the Trenton game. Go, A’s. Blow out that bullpen for the Yanks series, Red Sox!

    Go CC, Go Yanks! Catch y’all @midway point of Yanks’ game.

  170. RS June 4th, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    Just read that Buchholz has had a stiff back problem over his past two starts, and the Red Sox are getting concerned. Tim Wakefield would be available to start in place of Buchholz on Wednesday against the Yanks. Now wouldn’t that be a shame…

  171. Tar June 4th, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    Have fun YF!

    I was supposed to go to the Heels game, but plans changed! :mad:

  172. GreenBeret7 June 4th, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    Papalbon was Paul Revere. Of course the green and gold coats were to blame as were the black coats. Remy thought Papalbon were provoked by bad calls.

  173. yankeefeminista June 4th, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    # Nick in SF June 4th, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Was Papelbon’s outrage more heroic on NESN?
    ___
    Mais oui! See you later. Go A’s.

  174. yankeefeminista June 4th, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    Thanks, Tar.

  175. Tar June 4th, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    Tito Going for broke in the 10th.

    PR for Agon and now pinch hit cameron with 1 out in the 10th –man of first.

    Nobody left on bench.

    No problem YF- I wish I was going too. :sad:

  176. timmyb72 June 4th, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    According to Patrick@pinstripesplus.com the story about Sanchez is about 2 weeks late and very overblown,

    “This is old news and not in just a Gary Sanchez sense either. These types of “attitude” problems pop up from time to time in player development and it’s usually with one of the better prospects and furthermore it’s usually from the better prospects who signed for a lot of money. These are the unintended consequences of giving a kid a pile of money and you have to break their sense of entitlement when they’re young and early in their development. So really this isn’t news.

    This is why I have a beef with New York beat writers who jump the gun on stories like this — often times they don’t realize that this is actually a pretty common thing around baseball on the player development side”.

    Also Josh Norris is reporting that Sanchez is now back in Charleston. Very interesting timing on that article today by Mark Feinsand. Why now? Was is planted by the Yankees brass to keep Sanchez in line? hmmmm…….

  177. GreenBeret7 June 4th, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    Francona has his ST lineup in the game. The Red sox are so good that they can win by putting anybody in the game. Pitchers will be in the outfield in the next inning.

  178. timmyb72 June 4th, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    From Josh Norris’ twitter account:

    jnorris427Josh Norris
    Gary Sanchez back in RiverDogs lineup tonight, I hear.

  179. Nick in SF June 4th, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    Sox fan just seen waving Red Sox rally monkey doll.

    Disgusting.

    :mad:

  180. GreenBeret7 June 4th, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    Sox fan just seen waving Red Sox rally monkey doll.

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

    I didn’t even know that there was a Pedroia doll on the market.

  181. GreenBeret7 June 4th, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    Pedroia is the only MLB player that can strut while sitting down.

  182. Nick in SF June 4th, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    A’s announcers:

    1: You know, the Bruins and Canucks are going to drop the puck in about three hours.

    2: Decisions are going to have to be made.

  183. Pat M. June 4th, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    Zinger from GB……Very funny

  184. Nick in SF June 4th, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    Pat M, good to see you. Are you going tonight?

    I was a little bummed that CC didn’t pitch in Oakland, but I did see a gem from Colon and a good game from Garcia.

    I still have my fond memories of seeing CC pitch in Anaheim in the 2009 ALCS, however.

  185. Tar June 4th, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    “I didn’t even know that there was a Pedroia doll on the market.’

    Yeah– it’s free with a purchase of 1 package of keebler Elf cookies.

  186. timmyb72 June 4th, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    So I guess Cash knew what he was doing with Aceves afterall. 2nd and 3rd, 0 outs for Oakland, come on’ baby!!!

  187. timmyb72 June 4th, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    Gotta score another one here, the Sux can easily come back 1 run down.

  188. timmyb72 June 4th, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    wtf was Conner doing trying to score there with Hideki coming up?

  189. Nick in SF June 4th, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    Whew, glad Mats didn’t go 0-6.

  190. timmyb72 June 4th, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    Would Yankee fans be screaming for Matsui to be replaced if he was still with the club. .209 BA and only 3 Hr’s?

  191. Tom in N.J. June 4th, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    wallacematthews Phil Hughes throwing a sim game to cervelli and dickerson on field right now

  192. timmyb72 June 4th, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    Oh well 1 run it is, gotta hold em!

  193. timmyb72 June 4th, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    The thing with Hughes though is not that he can’t throw, but how high is the velo? If he’s still at 88-90 mph he’s still not where he needs to be.

  194. 108 stitches June 4th, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    Dustmite Pedroia is fortunate to have his part time gig with the NY State Lottery.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....re=related

  195. timmyb72 June 4th, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    2 quick outs by the rookie closer, good job!

  196. timmyb72 June 4th, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    2b by Salty!

  197. GreenBeret7 June 4th, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    Tar June 4th, 2011 at 5:04 pm
    “I didn’t even know that there was a Pedroia doll on the market.’

    Yeah– it’s free with a purchase of 1 package of keebler Elf cookies.

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

    How appropriate that Pedroia endorses Keebler’s and Papalbon and Yukilis endores Little Debbies.

  198. Nick in SF June 4th, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    :mad:

  199. RS June 4th, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    If Ellsbury gets on here, they’ll walk Pedroia to face Sutton…

  200. West Coast Yankee Fan June 4th, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    Crap!!! Grrrrrrrrrrrr.

  201. timmyb72 June 4th, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    Ellsbury has made himself a tough out and the Sux tie the scire with the heart of the order now up.

  202. RS June 4th, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    Ellsbury has been good all year…they should have been more careful with him, although the real killer was letting Salty get a double

  203. Pat M. June 4th, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    Ellsbury is a good ballplayer….Nick in SF, I’ll be there again tonight to watch CC provide a measure of revenge for last night…..

  204. RS June 4th, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    Heart of the order? You mean Drew Sutton :)

  205. GreenBeret7 June 4th, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    Pedroia’s swing over the last two years is starting to show wear and tear. That all or nothing swing will not age well. The only small player that had a long career with that kind of swing was “The Toy Cannon”, Jimmy Wynn. Pedroia is becoming “The Toy Popgun”.

  206. RS June 4th, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    How was that third pitch a ball??

  207. timmyb72 June 4th, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    Bailey can’t handle the pressure

  208. ac1 June 4th, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    Oakland sucks…

    Cashman should add Gio Gonzalez to his lefty starter targets with Danks/Liriano/etc…

    If he has a list that is.

  209. RS June 4th, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    He should have been struck out by now

  210. RS June 4th, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    Ok he did strike out…A’s need to score another run because Youk/Ortiz is dangerous the next inning

  211. LGY June 4th, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    Dammit Bailey. A double to Salty? Can’t happen.

  212. timmyb72 June 4th, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    huge K, a;though it was a AAAA player in Sutton who K’d but we’ll take it.

  213. Tar June 4th, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    Well if it goes another couple of innings and the A’s can pull it out, that’s even better.

    Second guess time for Tito. Why PR for Agon? Tear him up RS nation.

  214. kd June 4th, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    the longer the red sox game goes the better for us. a tired bullpen is what we want

  215. GreenBeret7 June 4th, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    Ortiz is out of the game.

  216. stuart a June 4th, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    bailey is in his 3rd year not a rookie. from Wagner college staten island NY.

    boston as much as i hate them are tough, they battle game in and game out.

    jd drew is having a worse year then swisher and that is hard to do….

    pedroia is not having a very good year either 239…..

  217. Nick in SF June 4th, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    Not getting in the extra run in the top of the last inning was the great sin.

    We’re looking at Joey Devine in the bottom of this inning.

  218. LGY June 4th, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    boston as much as i hate them are tough, they battle game in and game out.

    —————–

    The Red Sox are 2-15 when behind after 3 innings.

  219. Pat M. June 4th, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    A’s in trouble

  220. LGY June 4th, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    7 straight balls. Nice job Devine.

  221. RS June 4th, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    Phew! Did Cameron really wait until 2 strikes to bunt?

  222. LGY June 4th, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    Gameday says foul bunt.

    does.not.compute.

  223. Nick in SF June 4th, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    Nice job, Cameron. :roll:

    :arrow:

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