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Yankees postgame: Rodriguez hurting

Posted by: Brian Heyman - Posted in Misc on Jun 25, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

It came out after this 8-3 win over the Rockies that Alex Rodriguez has been playing on a sore right knee since hurting it last Sunday night while running the bases against the Cubs at Wrigley Field. Joe Girardi had a chance to pull him with a 6-0 lead after seven in this latest game, and he took advantage of it.

“I think there are some injuries that you can play through and some you can’t,” Rodriguez said. “This is one I feel I can play through. I met with my doctors and they pretty much assured me that it’s something you’re not going to reaggravate. It’s getting better each day.”

A-Rod might be hobbled a bit, but he hasn’t let it bother him at the plate. He knocked in three runs with two hits, so he now has at least one RBI in five straight games and 50 for the season. He’s batting .545 (12 for 22) in his last six, with at least one hit in each game, and .408 in his last 14.

 ”He comes to play every day, and that’s what great players do,” Girardi said. “You’ve got to find a way to fight through the little nicks that you have in the course of the season.”

*CC Sabathia turned in another inspired performance in winning his third straight start and becoming the first pitcher in the majors to win 10 games – eight innings, one run, seven hits, one walk, nine Ks.

The lefty matched Chien-Ming Wang for the fastest to 50 wins among Yankees pitchers over these last 30 years. This was Sabathia’s 85th start in 2 1/2 seasons. He’s also the fifth Yankees pitcher in the last 60 years to win No. 50 and have fewer than 20 losses. This season, the Yankees have scored at least seven runs for him eight times. Also, he has gone at least seven innings 11 times in 17 starts, often taking the burden off a banged-up bullpen.

“You can’t put it on cruise control, but any time you get a couple of runs for CC, you feel pretty good about your chances,” Brett Gardner said. “He was just his normal self today. He was dominant. When he allowed guys to get on base, he pitched even better. He’s just an ace.”

*The Yankees snapped their two-game skid and have won 11 of 15.

“I feel the past week we’ve been playing outstanding baseball,” Nick Swisher said.

*The Yankees are up to a major-league-best 21-4 in day games as opposed to 23-27 at night.

“It’s probably a lot of luck,” Gardner said.

*Curtis Granderson scored two runs and leads the majors with 68. He has scored at least one time in seven straight games, which is one away from his career high. He’s also batting .295 in home games.

*Jorge Posada had a season-high-tying three hits and has now hit safely in 10 of his 11 starts, batting .405 over this span.

*Nick Swisher went 2 for 3 with a sac fly and is now batting .315 in his last 27 games, raising his average from .204 to .245.

*Sunday is Old-Timers’ Day. They will take batting practice starting at 10 a.m. The ceremonies begin at 11:30, followed by the Old-Timers’ game. The regularly scheduled games is down for 2:20.

 
 

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240 Responses to “Yankees postgame: Rodriguez hurting”

  1. Crawdaddy June 25th, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    Time to let Buddy go.

  2. ron June 25th, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    “Hughes felt his most effective pitch was his cut fastball, which he throws around 87 mph, while he struggled to get his curveball over for strikes. New Britain, the Twins’ Double-A affiliate, scored one run against Hughes, on three hits. Two of those hits were infield singles, but there were several hard-hit outs. Hughes struck out three, but only produced six swings-and-misses and struggled to put hitters away”.

  3. BJK June 25th, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    If A-Rod is hobbled and Girardi knows this, why would he let A-Rod run the bases in the bottom of the seventh just to pull him for defense in the top of the eighth?

    Pena would have made it to second on the ball that got away from the catcher, and would have scored on Posada’s hit. Which of course isn’t even as important as keeping A-Rod healthy.

    Girardi can be so infuriating.

  4. Crawdaddy June 25th, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    Perhaps he didn’t make up his mind to pull him until the top of the 8th.

  5. blake June 25th, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    Girardi is super cautious with injuries…..Girardi and Alex both must have medical assurance that its not something that can be made.worse by playing.

    Alex is having a really good season…..kinda under the radar. He’s playing good defense at 3rd, he’s hitting .300 and his OPS is getting close to .900 overall…..and he’s crushing RHP. He’ll never live up to his new contract….but he’s still playing very well after all these years and he’s starting to find his niche as a leader on the team as well.

    Great win today…..Go Pirates……elf just let one go between his legs to let a run in.

  6. Betsy June 25th, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    What else is new – we can’t go a few games without getting someone hurt.

  7. blake June 25th, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    Also…I.said this earlier but CC didn’t get his 1st win until his 5th start…..and he’s still 1st to 10 wins…..not bad.

  8. Betsy June 25th, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    Blake, if he were super cautious, Alex would have missed a game. Joe’s kind of inconsistent with who he plays after an injury and who he doesn’t.

  9. Pat M. June 25th, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    Boston Red Sox…..What goes up has to come down….See, theY’re not a machine, they’re just men ” Rocky IV “…Or there about…..Boston has issues and they will not and I repeat will not win The AL East

  10. blake June 25th, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    Betsy,

    If Alex has been assured that its not something that’s going to get worse by playing ….then its not a huge deal. With as much money as they have invested in him..m.and as badly as they need him I just don’t think they would take chances (and Girardi wouldn’t be allowed to ) if it wasn’t safe…..it hasn’t affected his play much. There is a difference in been hurt and being injured…..almost every player plays through some sort of pain during a season. Injuries are what you can’t play through.

  11. Betsy June 25th, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    Blake, then I wish Brian Heyman wouldn’t have put in the threadline :Alex Hurting. When I saw that, my heart went into my throat.

  12. blake June 25th, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    Ex Yankees Karsens is beating the Sox. The Sox have some holes….just like everyone else and they may find themselves back where they belong tonight (2nd place).

  13. Betsy June 25th, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    I get that players are going to get dinged up, but I don’t like to see “sore knee” at all. At least it’s getting better………….

  14. blake June 25th, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    That ballpark in Pittsburg is just gorgeous …..Im glad that at least have a decent team there this year.

  15. Betsy June 25th, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    PNC Park? I loved it from the first time I saw it on TV – the Clemente Bridge is spectacular. I don’t even know what their record is, but I’m glad – I have vague memories of the 1979 Pirates (as an 8 year old, I guess I remember their song and the bold colors) and I’ve always kind of liked them. I rooted for them against the Braves in the 1990′s – a team with this kind of history should not be bad for this long.

  16. blake June 25th, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    The Twinkies are losing again tonight….if they go on to lose that will be 4 straight. They have given it a valient effort to try and get back in the race….but with the loss of Morneu and Mauer still not being right I just can’t realistically see them winning the division. They can’t afford anymore losing streaks….

  17. Tom in N.J. June 25th, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    I’ve been to PNC many times.

    It’s a great place to see a game.

  18. blake June 25th, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    Betsy,

    The Pirates are actually a game above .500 and only 3 back in the central…..and on top of that they are beating the best team ever tonight. That city will support them if they are contending……good for them.

  19. Pat M. June 25th, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    PNC Park is beautiful and The Pirates are a organization on the rise….SJ told me that Gerrit Cole isn’t even the best arm in their system……Ineed them to win 68 games and the Marlins to win 82 as they were my sleeper picks this season…Marlins started off like a lock…..Safeco and Pac Bell are the other new park gems……

  20. Betsy June 25th, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    Blake, that’s good to hear…..I don’t know how good the Central is, but hey, baby steps.

  21. Tom in N.J. June 25th, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    Andrew McCutchen is the best player nobody talks about…

  22. blake June 25th, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    Pat M,

    That’s one thing MLB has done a great job of in the last decade or so….almost every team has a great place to play now.

  23. Tar June 25th, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    I should change the channel. Whenever I turn the Sox on they start to do well.

    Just thinking about karstens and trades in general.

    It seems to me you almost have to break down trades on a short and long term basis.

    If anybody cares to break down the Marte/Nady trade- I would welcome the input.

  24. Joe from Long Island June 25th, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    Yankee Stadium is a great place to see a game, also; especially when the home team is winning.

    Great day at the ballgame today. CC was just dominating, and watching those lovely long drives was a sight to behold, esp. Tex’ long, long home run. It was something just wathcing it keep going…..

    As far as Alex’ knee – the only players who aren’t banged up are the ones who ride the bench. I think Joe Girardi has a bit more insight into the health of his players than fans do.

  25. West Coast Yankee Fan June 25th, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    Anyone that was cleverly stupid enough to take the over on the Indians, Pirates, and Diamondbacks this year might be pretty happy come October.

  26. DocTodd June 25th, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    Karstens throwing BP….

  27. West Coast Yankee Fan June 25th, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    Bleep the Sux.

    I’ll tell you what though, that A-Gon is looking like the best player in baseball right now. He could come close to .400 this year with the green monster suited so perfectly for his swing.

    He’s now at .360 for the season and is hitting .459 his last 10 games; 17-37. What’s even sicker is his .413 OBP – .607 SLG and 1.020 OPS triple slash.

    Hate him. : )

  28. West Coast Yankee Fan June 25th, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Karstens is out, he only allowed 3 ER.

  29. JM June 25th, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    Verlander with another stellar outing so far, three-hit shutout through six….He is on a roll.

  30. Pat M. June 25th, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    WCYF….Indians ( under 71.5 ) D-Backs ( over 72.5 ), as mentioned Bucs over 67.5……Many here were all over The A’s over @ 83.5 which I took at the minimum and The White Sox over 85.5 which I also took the consensus opinion but at the Minimum……It easy to pop off until it’s real money on the table…..

  31. West Coast Yankee Fan June 25th, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    Fielder just hit his 21st. Wouldn’t you love to see him as your DH next year. Wonder if the Sux are not thinking the same thing; even though pop-another is having a good year.

  32. West Coast Yankee Fan June 25th, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Not even half way through:

    Cleveland – 40
    Diamondbacks – 43
    Pirates – 38

  33. DocTodd June 25th, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    Would love to see Fielder as our DH..Plus an occasional start at 1st..

  34. Tar June 25th, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    West Coast Yankee FanJune 25th, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    Tar June 25th, 2011 at 2:06 pm
    Alex is hurting- that was not a healthy person jogging to second.

    J. Alfred Prufrock June 25th, 2011 at 2:07 pm
    That limping is a concern.

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

    Update, 2:11: Nice headfirst slide into the plate by Rodriguez to score on Nick Swisher’s shallow fly to left-center.

    LMAO!

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

    Curious are you still “LMAO” or are you man enough to admit you were wrong—- again?

  35. Nick in SF June 25th, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    Man enough — or men enough?

  36. AldotheApache June 25th, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Nick in SF June 25th, 2011 at 9:35 pm
    Man enough — or men enough?

    —————-

    :lol:

  37. West Coast Yankee Fan June 25th, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    Wrong about what trolls?

    A-Rod playing today? A-Rod racing home and sliding head first? A-Rod having a very minor sore knee that doesn’t affect him in the least? A-Rod going 2-3 today? A-Rod hitting .412 in his last ten games? Girardi calling it a “little nick”?

    So much for your oh so lame, “That limping is a concern.”

  38. Tar June 25th, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    “So much for your oh so lame, “That limping is a concern.”

    Actually, my statement was “Alex is hurting”. Regardless, we have both watched long enough to know that Alex limping is a concern. No matter what the Yankees put out there for public consumption.

    Anyway

    “You went out of your way to “TRY” and make J. Alfred and me look bad.

    All you did is prove once again what a troll you are.

    I defended you for awhile because I thought you have something to add here—Especially in a baseball sense. Also I thought you deserve a second chance.

    But it’s become painfully obvious that you can’t leave the drama (and multiple screen names ) behind. C’est la vie.

  39. West Coast Yankee Fan June 25th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Sux down to last out against Bucs! Say goodbye first place!!!

  40. West Coast Yankee Fan June 25th, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Tar – Slap – smack – thud.

  41. AldotheApache June 25th, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    Idiot.

  42. Pat M. June 25th, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Nick in SF….Saban has to find a stick for the back half of the season…..I have The Giants over 88.5

  43. West Coast Yankee Fan June 25th, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    The munchkin on 2nd – A-Gon strikes out! SUX LOSE! YANKEES IN FIRST!

  44. DocTodd June 25th, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    LMAO…4 losses in a row for Sox vs Padres and Pirates…guess the 2011 World Champions took them for granted……The view from 1st place is wonderful!!

  45. Tar June 25th, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    ‘Slap – smack – thud.”

    Please keep your intimate moments to yourself!!!!

    :D

  46. luis June 25th, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    We are in first palce

  47. Jerkface June 25th, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    The Sox don’t look like a championship type team, they let bottomfeeders beat them up.

  48. LGY June 25th, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    He could come close to .400 this year with the green monster suited so perfectly for his swing.

    ——-

    hahahahahaha. Wait a second.

    hahahahahaha.

  49. Tar June 25th, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    Hey LGY

    That first inning bunt was a thing of beauty!!

    Anything else after it—-was gravy.

  50. LGY June 25th, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    It was Gritneriffic

  51. 4 NYY June 25th, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    What would the players of today do if they had to play with injuries like Mantle had ?

  52. blake June 25th, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    Hello first place! Can’t wait for the sox next series so we can here how it’s a World Series preview over and over and over……

    The Sox played out of their minds for weeks and still haven’t been able to shake the Yanks….who aren’t close to at full strength. Boston’s rotation is a huge issue and is being propped up by Josh Beckett’s duck taped up back.

  53. Pat M. June 25th, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    4 NYY….They’d be playing as there weren’t multi-year contracts back then

  54. blake June 25th, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    Gardner could get 10 extra hits a year if ie could bunt consistently like that. That was nice….

  55. Tar June 25th, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    I have really jumped on this scoring first and early bandwagon.

    The Yankees have a huge lead over the whole MLB in scoring in the first and second inning category.

    I think it’s been one of the key’s to the success of this year team so far.

  56. blake June 25th, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    Sounds like Warren had another solid outing. 6 innings , 0 runs, 7 ks

  57. 4 NYY June 25th, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    # Pat M. June 25th, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    4 NYY….They’d be playing as there weren’t multi-year contracts back then

    ————————————————————–

    Maybe some , but not many. IMO They’re all babied, even rookies with low salaries.

  58. Tar June 25th, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    ‘Sounds like Warren had another solid outing. 6 innings , 0 runs, 7 ks”

    It would be nice for the Yankees to have a Heel to root for. Bard has me conflicted at times :wink:

    BTW the link for scoring by inning

    http://www.baseball-reference......038;lg=MLB

    Just click on the inning for the breakdown.

  59. Jerkface June 25th, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    Adam Warren has been really coming into his own. He is my favorite of the tier 2 pitching prospects.

  60. Jerkface June 25th, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    From Rab, boston is barely over .500 against the rest of baseball

  61. Yankee Trader June 25th, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    I see that Liriano lasted 3.2 innings in a 11-1 loss to the Brewers tonight. One more lefty starter to scratch off our Yankee wish list.

  62. Jerkface June 25th, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    I wouldn’t give up on Liriano so easily, he had a good run before that and any pitcher can have a bad start. If anything that should drive his price down :twisted:

  63. West Coast Yankee Fan June 25th, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    Tampa quietly two games back winning 8 of their last 11.

  64. MTU June 25th, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    YT-

    Any interest in Erik Bedard if the M’s would trade him ?

  65. Yankee Trader June 25th, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    Golson 2 for 4 with homer today, 3 for 6 yesterday. Time to bring him up and dump Jones.

    Randy Flores with 1.2 scorless innings. ERA 1.20. bring him up and dump Carlyle.

  66. Joe from Long Island June 25th, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    I wouldn’t take Erik Bedard, or Francisco Liriano.

    G’night, all. Tomorrow’s another day, another Yankee win. And OTD. Who could ask for any

  67. Joe from Long Island June 25th, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    stupid laptop –

    “Who could ask for anything more?”

    g’night

  68. MTU June 25th, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    Yeah Joe blame it on the poor laptop.

    Have good night.

    :)

  69. MTU June 25th, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    edit: have a good night. sorry.

  70. Yankee Trader June 25th, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Any interest in Erik Bedard if the M’s would trade him ?

    ————————————-
    I think austinmac asked that this morning. The Mariners are in contention and Bedard is pitching very well. The team needs offense-worst BA in AL, 3rd worse in homers behind A’s and Twins. Bedard is a health risk.

    This is a list of some lefty starters that are probably available, but I don’t see any as an upgrade for the Yankees:

    Francis
    Lannan
    Gorzelanny
    Davis
    Lilly
    Happ
    W. Rodriguez

  71. MTU June 25th, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    YT-

    Alright then we’ll just have to get Kershaw.

    Is he good enough to satisfy you ?

    :)

  72. Yankee Trader June 25th, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    MTU-

    Found this article in USA Today and thought of you:51 great hikes in USA-

    http://travel.usatoday.com/des.....48780180/1

  73. Yankee Trader June 25th, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    MTU-

    Utah

    The 3-mile round-trip hike to the Delicate Arch in Arches National Park ranks among the world’s best. It’s not just that the improbable-looking sandstone arch is among the most unusual formations anywhere. The hike itself is wonderful. It begins its 480-foot climb at the historic Wolfe Ranch, crosses a wash via a hanging bridge and then climbs up solid sandstone. The reward — the Delicate Arch — is hidden from view until the last possible seconds. nps.gov/arch

    • Recommended by Tom Wharton, travel writer for the Salt Lake Tribune

  74. West Coast Yankee Fan June 25th, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    I am really liking the way the Yankees are playing right now – mainly because Swisher (.353 in his last ten games) and Posada (.270 in his last ten games) who were zero’s earlier have turned it around, making the lineup that much deeper.

  75. MTU June 25th, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    YT-

    So you like Arches do you ?

    Take a gander at these. All in Utah.

    https://picasaweb.google.com/cybermrb03/ArchesAndBridges?authkey=Gv1sRgCJXv34awuun66AE

    Been to all of them.

    Thanks for the article and for thinking of me.

    :)

  76. Yankee Trader June 25th, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    Kershaw would do it for me, but he might have to square things up with Gardner, who he hit on the wrist around this time last year, which caused him his 2nd half swoon. He was hitting around .320 at the time and had a >.400 OBP.

    I’m not fixated on a lefty, although I think it would balance out the rotation and be an asset in YS. I’ll take Verlander or King Felix if not Kershaw!! :)

  77. Yankee Trader June 25th, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    Incredible pictures. The Delicate Arch is pretty amazing standing there not attached to anything!

  78. MTU June 25th, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    YT-

    “although I think it would balance out the rotation”

    That, and it would help neutralize some of our opponent’s strength.

  79. MTU June 25th, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    YT-

    Thanks. You should see it for yourself.

    It used to be pictured on our license plates. Have it on mine.

    :)

  80. yankeefeminista June 25th, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    Just want to say:

    W L PCT GB
    NY Yankees 44 31 .587 -
    Boston 44 32 .579 0.5

  81. Yankee Trader June 25th, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    WCYF-

    Today’s game was almost perfect. Gardner lays down a terrific bunt to start the game. CC was lights out. The Yankees scored early and often and hit with RISP. Good baserunning. Defense was soid, highlighted by Swisher’s play at 1st to end the game.

    The one thing I’d like to see is the comeback ability of the Yankees in the late innings like 1996. What do the Yankees have-maybe 3 walk off wins this year?

  82. yankeefeminista June 25th, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    Oh, and Joseph 1/2 with 4BB’s. Those 4 BB’s say it all about Joseph.

  83. blake June 25th, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    I’d still go for Liriano for the right deal.

  84. Tyler June 25th, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    Kershaw would be unbelievable in pinstripes. How about a dream package of Matt Kemp and Kershaw. Help Mr. McCourt make payroll ;)

  85. blake June 25th, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    Sox have a little 4 game losing streak going at the hands of the mighty Padres and Pirates..

  86. Yankee Trader June 25th, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    blake-

    Liriano’s ERA is now 4.98. He does get terrible run support- less than 3 runs per game.

    What will it take to get him?

  87. blake June 25th, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    ” would be unbelievable in pinstripes. How about a dream package of Matt Kemp and Kershaw. Help Mr. McCourt make payroll ”

    He would be a dream but he doesn’t make anything…..Kemp is more likely but theyll probably try to get him to sign an extension first.

  88. MTU June 25th, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    YF-

    You’ve heard of the James bros.- Frank and Jesse.

    How about the Joseph bros. ? Caleb and Corban.

    Just as dangerous. In a baseball sense, of course.

    Especially that Corban. Quick with the bat.

    :)

  89. West Coast Yankee Fan June 25th, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    Yankee Trader June 25th, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    WCYF-

    Today’s game was almost perfect. Gardner lays down a terrific bunt to start the game. CC was lights out. The Yankees scored early and often and hit with RISP. Good baserunning. Defense was soid, highlighted by Swisher’s play at 1st to end the game.

    The one thing I’d like to see is the comeback ability of the Yankees in the late innings like 1996. What do the Yankees have-maybe 3 walk off wins this year?

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

    I’m not sure, I think it’s about 3 maybe someone else here knows. I agree, it was great to see Gardner lay that down, speed is his game and his inability to bunt has been a detriment. If he showed some consistency in that area, teams would have to respect that more; opening more holes for him to slap it through a drawn in infield.

  90. blake June 25th, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    Trader,

    I’m not sure….I don’t know if the Twins would be fair or realistic in dealing with the Yanks. He’s having a very up and down year and his value and the return may go down further if they don’t trade him. A package like Romine and Phelps should be enough….would it be though? Who knows… I would hate to give up Romine but Liriano has enough upside that I think it would be worth a deal like that…..not much more though because it would be a gamble

  91. Tyler June 25th, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    Blake-

    I realize that haha. I was just joking around. Kemp could happen but I can’t imagine that Dodgers trading a guy who is one of the only draws on that team right now. I hear that the stadium environment there is absolutely dead. Between the horrible incident there opening day and a below average team, it’s just sucking the life out of that club. Sad to see.

  92. blake June 25th, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    Tyler ,

    It is sad. I think the Dodgers will try to keep both of those guys to build around….but Kemp is a FA after next year and the Yanks have to have him firmly in their crosshairs if he’s made available or if he makes it to the open market.

  93. Yankee Trader June 25th, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    Tyler-
    Kemp getting 6.95M this year. Arb eligible
    Kershaw making 0.5M

    More likely McCourt would like to dump Lilly 11:$7M, 12:$10.5M, 13:$12M

    full no-trade protection for 2011-12

    and dump Furcal
    11:$12M, 12:$12M club option

    We can keep on dreaming though!!!!

  94. MTU June 25th, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    Have a good evening.

    C U all manana.

  95. Yankee Trader June 25th, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    Adios amigo. Buena suerte.

  96. blake June 25th, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    Gnight. I’m out.

  97. Yankee Trader June 25th, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    Mexico won Gold Cup 4-2 over USA. USA scored 1st 2 goals-it was tied at halftime and Mexico scored 2 more the 2nd half.

  98. raymagnetic June 25th, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    Yankees don’t need another lefty.

    At this point they don’t need another pitcher either with the minor league guys and Highes and Colon due back.

    Yanks are straighter than 6 oclock

  99. Vineyard Yankee June 25th, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    “This is one I feel I can play through. I met with my doctors and they pretty much assured me that it’s something you’re not going to reaggravate. It’s getting better each day.”

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

    Good thing that ARod got some sound professional advice and didn’t bother to follow the lead of some here.

  100. Tyler June 25th, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    That soccer game was sad. It looked like the US had no plan at all. Mexico might be beating up on us for a while with their current team…

  101. West Coast Yankee Fan June 26th, 2011 at 12:03 am

    No kidding. There’s not a player in baseball I would guess who doesn’t have some aches and pains this time of the year. The Yankees are about as conservative with injuries as they come. You scratch your nose and then pull you.

  102. West Coast Yankee Fan June 26th, 2011 at 12:04 am

    sp – they pull you

  103. Tar June 26th, 2011 at 12:09 am

    “Good thing that ARod got some sound professional advice and didn’t bother to follow the lead of some here”

    Weak attempt at trolling yet again. Pathetic actually.

    And look who shows up- what a shock.

  104. Vineyard Yankee June 26th, 2011 at 12:21 am

    What a perfect handle, Tar. Just like on the pavement only between your ears, hard and thick like a brick.

    Look who showed up ? Yeah its been since this morning, not all friggen day like some who have no lives and live on here.

    Troll this sonny boy.

  105. Vineyard Yankee June 26th, 2011 at 12:28 am

    West Coast Yankee Fan June 26th, 2011 at 12:03 am

    Like Delmon Young of the Twins today, sprained ankle, 15 day DL. What ever happened to taping up their ankles and playing through it. He didn’t roll his ankle, tear or stretch anything.

  106. Jerkface June 26th, 2011 at 12:32 am

    You guys are so dumb. You’re trying to troll people that noticed A-rod was limping, which is true and was evident enough for the media to question him, after which it is revealed he IS hurting. The fact that he can play through it is immaterial to him limping. No one said he should be DLed or is dying, just concern over a player obviously moving hurt. The postgame cleared things up. And in fact Girardi removed A-rod today because he is banged up, you guys are so dumb.

    The fact that you two have to try and get victories in your personal crusade on such shaky ground is hilarious.

  107. Vineyard Yankee June 26th, 2011 at 12:35 am

    LMAO ! Back to your basement BBQ by your lonesome.

  108. PittsburghYankeeFan June 26th, 2011 at 12:35 am

    Glad you guys like our park in Pittsburgh. I sold my tickets on Stubhub to some Red Sox fan for about $300 each a few days ago (we had a Bar Mitzvah to go to). My seats are on TV in the Lexus Club. It is a great park.

    The Pirates are within 2 game of first place–who would have thought? I’m loving it–Pirates win, Sox lose–excellent. My son (a loyal Pirate fan at 8 years old) is very excited. He is waiting for a Pirates-Yankees WS (that is a long way off, unfortuantely).

  109. UnKnown June 26th, 2011 at 12:40 am

    Good win CC is the Man.

    Does anyone know why Florida was the Home team but they played at Safeco tonight. Maybe Compass Rosy can help me out with that one. That’s weird isn’t it?

  110. Jerkface June 26th, 2011 at 12:44 am

    LMAO ! Back to your basement BBQ by your lonesome

    WCYF needs to work his hand harder, nothing smart is coming out of this puppet :(

  111. Vineyard Yankee June 26th, 2011 at 12:46 am

    Unknown:

    Some scheduling conflict with a concert or two in Florida this weekend. Glad to see the Marlins have priority in their own stadium. LOL !

  112. Tar June 26th, 2011 at 12:46 am

    You are such a child. Disgust or pity that’s the debate when it comes to you.

    BTW one of your personalties needs to drop the LMAO ! It’s kind of obvious.

    Unknown

    I read about a U2 concert- but not certain.

  113. UnKnown June 26th, 2011 at 12:47 am

    Geez, Wow. Thats is nuts. Thanks Vine

  114. Vineyard Yankee June 26th, 2011 at 12:48 am

    Jerk :

    Did your interview at the Car Wash go well today ? Did they promise to call you back based on your vast array of skills ? I sure hope so.

  115. Vineyard Yankee June 26th, 2011 at 12:50 am

    UnKnown June 26th, 2011 at 12:47 am

    Your most welcome. Nothing like a 3,000 mile road trip to play a ‘Home Series’ in Seattle cuz your got the boot from your home field huh ?

  116. UnKnown June 26th, 2011 at 12:52 am

    I don’t see how they can do that. I mean the unbalanced schedule is one thing but letting a team play more than 81 games at home is another.

    Don’t think that would fly if all of a sudden there were 3 more games at Fenway for some reason on a random weekend when they were to be on the road.

  117. UnKnown June 26th, 2011 at 12:58 am

    I love how Jason Zillo media relations guy was in the background by Alex’s locker during his postgame interview. He probably wanted to know immediately if Alex was going to say anything about his knee that would send everyone into a craze. Funny stuff.

    I like that Jason guy, he does a nice job.

  118. Jerkface June 26th, 2011 at 1:11 am

    Did your interview at the Car Wash go well today ? Did they promise to call you back based on your vast array of skills ? I sure hope so.

    This doesn’t even make sense, its so sad :( WCYF you need more compelling personalities.

  119. BJK June 26th, 2011 at 2:59 am

    Crawdaddy says:

    June 25, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    Perhaps he didn’t make up his mind to pull him until the top of the 8th

    ———————————

    Excuse the belated response, Crawdaddy, but yes… That’s kind of my point. His tardiness making up his mind cost the Yankees a run.

  120. Crawdaddy June 26th, 2011 at 5:19 am

    Then you’re nitpicking.

  121. brownies June 26th, 2011 at 8:06 am

    Well there just can’t be a Lupica article about the Yankees without that jerk using the words “buy” or “payroll” . I guess no other teams can be accused of buying players or have high payrolls. Dice K was ..drafted..by his sox I guess

  122. blake June 26th, 2011 at 9:10 am

    Red Sox have spent more the last 2 offseasons than the Yankees have.

  123. MTU June 26th, 2011 at 9:13 am

    It’s nice to be back in 1st place again.

    Let’s keep it that way for the rest of the season.

    ;)

  124. 86w183 June 26th, 2011 at 9:14 am

    Loo-prick-a has been a one trick pony in his Yankees writing for more than a decade. It’s tired.

    Adam Warren threw six more scoreless innings yesterday. Can we please give him Gordon’s next starting slot? Please??

  125. 108 stitches June 26th, 2011 at 9:17 am

    How the Victor Martinez/Adrian Beltre-for-Adrian Gonzalez/Carl Crawford swap out has gone for the Sux. Not much of a difference. V-Mart/Beltre have combined for a .293 average with 19 homers and 97 RBIs in 522 at-bats. The A-Gon/Crawford combo has a .306 average with 21 homers and 100 RBIs in 571 at-bats.
    Beltre and Martinez will no longer be playing and Buston will still be paying heavy dollars to Crawford and Martinez.

  126. blake June 26th, 2011 at 9:19 am

    “Adam Warren threw six more scoreless innings yesterday. Can we please give him Gordon’s next starting slot? Please??”

    He sorta deserves it I think.

  127. Yankee Trader June 26th, 2011 at 9:22 am

    Good morning:

    Red Sox opening day payrolls 2009-2011:
    2011: $163,822,475

    2010: $168,109,833

    2009: $121,745,999

    Individual salaries:

    https://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=0Ah4PW47PiAi-dFJHNHQzMXVTdzg2ck40MVMxX21kVEE&output=html

    Red Sox payroll would have exceeded luxury tax threshold this year if A-Gone had signed his contract before opening day. Way to game the system!!!

  128. blake June 26th, 2011 at 9:22 am

    108,

    Kinda as predicted……the new duo is better but not as.much as it may same. Gonzalez is a great hitter……but they lost 2 good ones in Vmart and Beltre. Beckett is the key to the Sox success. If he pitches well all year they will be tough…..if he gets hurt or regresses then their rotation becomes much thinner and more vulnerable.

  129. blake June 26th, 2011 at 9:25 am

    The Sox have a lot of money coming off the books after this season…..but will also have a lot of holes to fill from that money coming off…..and they’ll have to pay Gonzalez a lot more next year. It’ll be interesting to see how they manage their budget….and.more specifically what they do with Ortiz…..I hope he holds their feet to the fire for once.

  130. Yankee Trader June 26th, 2011 at 9:27 am

    Adam Warren threw six more scoreless innings yesterday. Can we please give him Gordon’s next starting slot? Please??

    —————————————

    The Yankees will face Greinke, Marcum and lastly Wolf starting Tuesday. It would make sense just to skip using Gordon against Greinke, Fielder, Braun et al and just pitch the next guy who will be on 4 days rest.

    Warren deserves a shot.

  131. Yankee Trader June 26th, 2011 at 9:29 am

    Youkilis had a Ramiro Pena kind of defensive miscue at 3rd day, yesterday. Red Sox miss Beltre.

  132. MTU June 26th, 2011 at 9:31 am

    I know they aren’t gonna do this either but I’d rather Noesi get the start than Warren.

    Gordon is a great story but he is just filler until Colon and/or Hughes get back.

  133. 86w183 June 26th, 2011 at 9:31 am

    Last four starts, Warren 29 IP, 16 hits, 2 ER

    He’s not yet 24

    Why not?

  134. blake June 26th, 2011 at 9:32 am

    Trader,
    I agree. Who will the Sox face in Phillies series? I know Halladay is throwing today so they’ll miss him.

  135. MaineYankee June 26th, 2011 at 9:38 am

    I think the RS made a mistake moving Youk back to third.

    He’s not the same player he was when he played there before.

    I don’t think Youk or Pedroia are recovered from last year.

    I read that Pedroia had a shot in his knee and I think Youk is still having trouble with his hand.

  136. blake June 26th, 2011 at 9:38 am

    MTU,

    I think that they think they need Noesi in that swing man pen role….but Id like to see him get a shot as well. I’ve followed Warren for a long time though so Id really like to see him in the bigs.

  137. Yankee Trader June 26th, 2011 at 9:38 am

    Garcia and Gordon last pitched Wednesday

    Pitch Garcia Tuesday[5 days rest] followed by AJ and CC on 4 days rest and skip Gordon who will be lit up by the Brewers, leaders in NL in homeruns!!

  138. MTU June 26th, 2011 at 9:40 am

    The Giants are looking for offense and a catcher.

    The Rox are looking for pitching.

    Potential trade partners ?

    ;)

  139. Yankee Trader June 26th, 2011 at 9:41 am

    Blake-

    Beckett-Lee
    Lackey-Worley
    Lester-TBD

    attached link:

    http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/schedule/#date=06/26/2011

  140. MTU June 26th, 2011 at 9:44 am

    Blake-

    I may not be from NC but I have liked Warren since they signed him.

    I just don’t think they make any more moves with Hughes and Colon so close.

    I think Gordon gets one more start.

    I understand the situation with Noesi. He’s an AA clone right now. That his value at the moment.

  141. Tar June 26th, 2011 at 9:45 am

    I picked Warren as my sleeper pick this year.

    The fat that he is Heel had nothing to do with it. :wink:

  142. Yankee Trader June 26th, 2011 at 9:49 am

    Isn’t Cole Hamels on DL with lower back tightness, as well as Oswalt with bulging disc?

  143. pat June 26th, 2011 at 9:50 am

    This had to hurt Gammons a little to write……

    pgammo Jeter hurt, ARod hurting, no Colon, Hughes, Soriano, Yanks in 1rst. Starters ERA, QS better than Boston
    about 3 hours ago

  144. AldotheApache June 26th, 2011 at 9:51 am

    Blake, given their history, I don’t think the RS will hesitate to cut ties with Ortiz, if he does hold their feet to the fire.

  145. Yankee Trader June 26th, 2011 at 9:53 am

    MTU-

    Looks like the Giants want a major league ready catcher in return. Doubt Cervelli is the answer or Molina.

    By Mike Axisa [June 25 at 11:19pm CST]
    The Giants have scored the fewest runs in baseball in part due to Buster Posey’s season-ending injury, so it’s not surprising that both Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports are reporting that a catcher upgrade is the team’s focus right now. They’ve specifically shown interest in Rangers’ backstop Yorvit Torrealba, who started his career in San Francisco.

    There are two significant roadblocks to a deal according to the FOX scribes. First, Texas can not seriously consider moving Torrealba until Mike Napoli comes off the disabled list, at the very least. Secondly, the Giants are reluctant to pay the $3.25MM he’s owned next season. The Rangers would want a bullpen arm in return, but San Francisco is reluctant to part with any of their reliever other than Guillermo Mota.

    Rosenthal and Morosi say that Ivan Rodriguez, Ronny Paulino, and Ramon Hernandez have also been discussed internally by the Giants. The Reds are unikely to part with Hernandez even though Ryan Hanigan gets the majority of the playing time behind the plate.

  146. MTU June 26th, 2011 at 9:58 am

    YT-

    He’s better than what they have presently.

    And they need a lot more than just a catcher. They could use some pop.

    I’ll be glad to take Baumgardner off their hands.

    Is Romine ready for the bigs ?

    The Rox could be attractive trade partners as well as the A’s and Cubs.

    ;)

  147. blake June 26th, 2011 at 9:58 am

    Trader,

    Thanks….hopefully the recent Lee will show up.

    Aldo, yea…..I would like to see them make that decision though.

  148. blake June 26th, 2011 at 10:02 am

    MTU,

    Yea I agree….I think they give Gordon another start. One thing to consider is that we have no idea what conversations Cash has had with other GMs…..that coukd be affecting their decision making with the deadline approaching and the market about to start forming.

  149. Yankee Trader June 26th, 2011 at 10:02 am

    Just an opinion regarding Ortiz-

    Had the Yankees not signed Giambi for the 2002 season and kept Tino Martinez, then signed David Ortiz for the 2003 season, the Yankees would have been 2004 AL and WS champs. Possible other WS would have been possible!!

  150. blake June 26th, 2011 at 10:04 am

    I think Sanchez would be more available that Bumgardner. He’s really talented…..he just hasn’t ever put it all together…..walks too many.

  151. Yankee Trader June 26th, 2011 at 10:06 am

    If they give Gordon a shot in the Brewer series it better be as 4th OF’er and dump Jones. Gordon does not have an out pitch. Same velocity as Garcia without the splitter and Garcia’s location.

  152. MTU June 26th, 2011 at 10:07 am

    Blake-

    The poker game has started. Yankees may not really need all that much but I am definitely interested to see what Cashman comes up with.

    Pretty clear he would love to grab another left-handed reliever.

    The rest. Only the shadow knows.

  153. MTU June 26th, 2011 at 10:07 am

    Blake-

    Sanchez has shoulder inflammation, and he walks too many guys.

  154. G. Love June 26th, 2011 at 10:09 am

    I don’t think the Giants would give up anything of value for Cervelli. I think it’s a pipe dream to think they’re a trading partner unless we’re offering Martin or Montero which we should not do.

    If Swisher and Posada keep being productive the need to trade for something big really lessens for this team. They have a lot of pitching waiting to come back in Colon, Hughes, Soriano, maybe Marte/Liriano and then they have an awesome bench bat in Chavez.

    The only way, if I’m the Yankees, I make a deal is if someone unbelievable hits the market. That said, the names being floated around for most of this season don’t excite me.

    I wouldn’t give anything great up for Bedard or any of the starting pitchers that are mentioned as potentially being available.

    You always expect a ridiculous name you never thought would be available to hit the market. I wonder who that is this season. I can’t imagine it’s anyone on the Dodgers as Selig isn’t going to let that owner sell off the stars for payroll flexibility. I have a feeling they are on lockdown so they are probably out.

    The best thing for the Yankees is everyone gets healthy and comes back (specifically Colon and Soriano) and it will feel like the team made a deal in that sense.

  155. Yankee Trader June 26th, 2011 at 10:12 am

    Giants do need a catcher and some pop, but will not trade one of their starters unless they get a major league ready starter in return. You want Bumgarner or Sanchez, you might have to accept Rowand for Nova, Swisher, and Cervelli plus Noesi.

    Rockies do not look like a match. Need starters and don’t have any upgrades for the Yankees.

  156. blake June 26th, 2011 at 10:12 am

    MTU,

    The Yanks will have a shot by just getting what they have healthy……I would feel better about their chances if they had another high end arm in the rotation.. we will just have to see.

    This whole season has been interesting…..I really can’t remember a period recently in baseball where so many teams were viable. Almost every team has at least something for their fanbase to feel good about……as a baseball fan that’s kinda cool. I just love the game right now…..all the ballparks….the transition back to player development etc……

  157. MTU June 26th, 2011 at 10:13 am

    The A’s have Craig Breslow (I think) and he is death on lefties.

    Would they be interested in moving him ?

  158. blake June 26th, 2011 at 10:13 am

    “Sanchez has shoulder inflammation, and he walks too many guys.”

    Yea I agree…..who’d is why I think theyd much rather move him than a guy like Bumhardner.

  159. Yankee Trader June 26th, 2011 at 10:14 am

    Sanchez also put Choo on the DL with a broken finger yesterday. On second thought we need him for the next Red Sox series. Can we get him on a weeklong trial basis??

  160. Yankee Trader June 26th, 2011 at 10:16 am

    Bumhardner.

    ———————
    LMAO!!

    Its BumGARNER

  161. MTU June 26th, 2011 at 10:17 am

    YT-

    I like Ryan Spilborghs as a righty off the bench, and PT OF’er to replace Jonesey.

    We feed them one of the B pitchers, like Mitchell, in return.

    How about some buisness with the A’s or Cubbies ?

  162. blake June 26th, 2011 at 10:19 am

    Trader,
    Lol.

  163. West Coast Yankee Fan June 26th, 2011 at 10:20 am

    The last couple of weeks show just how important Swisher and Posada are to this lineup. When they are hitting we’re so much deeper and more potent.

  164. MTU June 26th, 2011 at 10:21 am

    Blake-

    Rumors R Us says that the Giants are so desperate for O that they would consider moving any of their starters. I don’t buy that they would move Lincecum or Cain but Bumgardner
    maybe.

    Of course he would not come cheap but he is quality.

    Would you go Jesus + for him if the Giants were interested ?

  165. G. Love June 26th, 2011 at 10:21 am

    MTU,

    Have we ever made a deal with the A’s in recent years? I think they’re so tough to deal with because other GM’s are wary of Beane. Is the last deal we did with them the complicated Weaver/Kevin Brown/Lilly 3 teamer?

    The A’s have some nice pieces that could help here but Beane tries to hold you up to do business with him.

  166. MTU June 26th, 2011 at 10:22 am

    G. Love-

    You might be right but it never hurts to ask.

    We have a lot to offer. N’est pas ?

    ;)

  167. sunny615 June 26th, 2011 at 10:23 am

    Buster Olney: Cashman’s final year?

    “At the end of the 2005 season, Brian Cashman had resolved to end his tenure as the Yankees’ general manager. On what he thought was going to be one of his last days on the job, he gave Yankees owner George Steinbrenner — with whom Cashman had many battles — a recommendation about what Steinbrenner would need in terms of structure going forward.

    There’s good reason to believe Cashman could use a break.

    Steinbrenner asked him to stay on, and now Cashman is in his 14th year as the Yankees’ GM. His contract is set to expire at the end of this season, and many of Cashman’s professional colleagues are starting to believe this will be his last with the team.

    “I think maybe he’s finally had it,” said one GM. “That’s a job that will take a lot out of you.”

    Cashman said on Friday night that he’s not thinking about his future with the Yankees, and that in keeping with his own approach to contract situations with the likes of Joe Girardi and Mariano Rivera last year, he will not talk about his own future with his bosses until after the Yankees finish play this year. “I have no idea,” Cashman said. “I’m not looking to leave. I’m not looking to go anywhere. I firmly believe this will be the best job I’ll ever have.

    “We’ll have conversations at the right time.”

    Given the nature of the Yankees’ GM job — it’s a position that encompasses dog years — anyone who is in the position is a candidate for professional burnout or weariness, or whatever description you want to lend. For about a decade, Cashman was the guy who dealt with the relentlessness of George Steinbrenner, and for longer than that, it has been Cashman’s responsibility to deal with the nonstop brush fires inherent in the market and media. He has been the GM through a dynasty, through all the criticism for money spent and championships not won, through the fallout in the departure of Joe Torre. Cashman was a primary target of Torre’s criticism in the manager’s book, and the GM went head-to-head with Derek Jeter in the shortstop’s sometimes contentious contract negotiations last winter.
    As time has gone by, Cashman has become more direct, more blunt; while there were years when he steered around lingering clubhouse issues out of respect for Torre, now he tends to hit that kind of stuff head on.

    There are more crises to come, regardless of whether Cashman stays on. The Yankees’ general manager on Nov. 1, 2011 — the day after Cashman’s current contract is set to expire — will eventually have to go to Derek Jeter and tell him he must change positions. That GM will have to explain why the team is cutting ties with Jorge Posada and, some day, that Mariano Rivera just isn’t good enough. He will have to deal with the onerous contract of Alex Rodriguez, as Rodriguez fades with age.

    And of course, the pressure to win never goes away. The Yankees’ fan base has adopted the Steinbrenner Doctrine as its own; that is, if the Yankees don’t win the World Series, the season is considered a failure. Cashman once offered the best description of his job — his work is like that of Sisyphus, charged with pushing a boulder up the unforgiving mountainside.

    On at least three other occasions, there appeared to be a good chance that Cashman would walk away, and he decided to stay. It’s possible this could happen again, because the Yankees are the only baseball team for which Cashman has ever worked and he has always felt a responsibility to the organization.

    But he has already long outlasted the typical expiration date for a Yankees general manager. Some of his peers wonder if he’ll finally walk away, to start a new chapter in his life. “I don’t think he has any idea how different his life would be if he wasn’t general manager of the Yankees,” said one high-ranking executive.”

  168. Yankee Trader June 26th, 2011 at 10:23 am

    Cubs
    Would like Garza and Sean Marshall, but Cubs will want to unload Zambrano and Soriano. Maybe Reed Johnson to replace Jones or Fukudome if price is right.

    A’s will probably want to unload hitters like Sweeney, Willingham, Crisp, DeJesus when they fall out of the race. Don’t see them as trading partners.

  169. sunny615 June 26th, 2011 at 10:23 am

    Story link:

    http://insider.espn.go.com/mlb.....id=6703292

    insider access only.

  170. blake June 26th, 2011 at 10:26 am

    MTU,

    Which one are we.talking about?

  171. MTU June 26th, 2011 at 10:26 am

    YT-

    I don’t think Marshall is available. Thornton ?

  172. BJK June 26th, 2011 at 10:28 am

    Crawdaddy says:

    June 26, 2011 at 5:19 am

    Then you’re nitpicking.

    ———————————-

    Scoring an extra run may have made the game more “Buddy proof” and prevented him from having to panic and warm up Mo.

    More importantly, getting A-Rod off the basepaths there reduces the risk of further aggravating whatever is ailing him.

    It’s not nitpicking, it’s his job to think about these things. Not pinchrunning there only to remove him right after for defense anyway makes no sense.

  173. MTU June 26th, 2011 at 10:29 am

    Blake-

    Guys like Thornton, Breslow.

    On the lower rung. Choate.

  174. Yankee Trader June 26th, 2011 at 10:29 am

    Like Matt Thornton. He was the best AL set-up man in 2009, and Hughes was 2nd best. I think he’s pitching better, but to get him the White Sox need to fall out of the race. John Danks, as you probably know, had the famous mysterious oblique injury yesterday.

  175. Yankee Trader June 26th, 2011 at 10:31 am

    Someone posted[?rumor] that the Yankees were looking into trading for righty Tyler Clippard of the Nats.

  176. MTU June 26th, 2011 at 10:31 am

    YT-

    Then let’s hope they do.

    Would be fantastic if Feliciano or Marte could make it back but I doubt they will.

    Maybe much later in the season.

  177. MTU June 26th, 2011 at 10:33 am

    YT-

    How does that help us with getting lefties out ?

    Does Clippard have good #’s against them ?

    We need to be able to neutralize some of the left-handed power of our rivals.

  178. Vineyard Yankee June 26th, 2011 at 10:37 am

    The story out here in the Bay Area is that The Giants would not be willing to trade Lincecum, Cain or Bumgarner.

    Now if somone wants to talk to Sabean about Zito or Sanchez he would probably listen.

  179. Yankee Trader June 26th, 2011 at 10:38 am

    What’s the story with Feliciano. Is he tossing/throwing. If he has recurrent shoulder pain it’s the “knife” for him and likely lost all of next year too.

    Marte might be back in September.

    For now the only lefty reliever is Randy Flores who should be called up to replace Carlyle.

    I’m very pessimistic about Soriano and the elbow. Any recurrence of pain there and he’s shelved for the season and will be around next season to collect his Yankee paycheck while rehabbing from possible TJ surgery for a 2nd time.

  180. MTU June 26th, 2011 at 10:38 am

    VY-

    That’s too bad.

    :(

  181. Crawdaddy June 26th, 2011 at 10:39 am

    It is a nitpick as the Yankees won going away.

  182. MTU June 26th, 2011 at 10:41 am

    YT-

    Feliciano has been reported to be playing catch.

    Don’t know if has progressed beyond that point.

    What can you tell me about Flores ? Is he worth giving a shot to ?

    Guess he has to be better than Carlyle.

  183. Vineyard Yankee June 26th, 2011 at 10:43 am

    It’s one of those home grown things, those three guys came up under Sabean’s tenure. Like it will hopefully be when the 3 Killer B’s finally make to the show and become the young core of the pitching staff. (Hopefully)

  184. Yankee Trader June 26th, 2011 at 10:43 am

    MTU- I get USA Todays Sports Weekly. I have Clippard’s stats thru June 19th-

    ERA 1.94
    WHIP 0.91
    53 strikeouts in 41.2 innings
    BAA 165 Lefties .159 Righties .171
    Stranded 24 of 30 inherited runners
    One blemish are the 6 homers allowed in 41.2 innings

  185. blake June 26th, 2011 at 10:45 am

    I think the “Killer Bs” are really more of a duo now……probably always were really.

  186. MTU June 26th, 2011 at 10:46 am

    YT-

    Thanks. Sounds pretty good. Would like to get one of our own back. Looks like he’s effective against lefties.

    The Mops are clamoring to go out. Back in a while.

  187. Vineyard Yankee June 26th, 2011 at 10:46 am

    I really can’t see the Yankees going after Clippard despite his stats. They gave up on the guy once already.

  188. Vineyard Yankee June 26th, 2011 at 10:48 am

    blake June 26th, 2011 at 10:45 am

    Meaning minus Brackman now ?

  189. Yankee Trader June 26th, 2011 at 10:48 am

    Flores has been pretty bad the last 5 years in the majors-stats attached:

    http://www.baseball-reference......ra01.shtml

    However in AAA SWB his current ERA is 1.20 and he’s done well enough to try him out in place of Carlyle. Pitched 1.2 innings in relief last night no runs.

  190. Betsy June 26th, 2011 at 10:49 am

    I’m not counting on Marte or Feliciano at all

  191. 86w183 June 26th, 2011 at 10:50 am

    Betances and Banuelos are far more likely to make an impact in LMB than Brackman.

    Can’t see the Giants moving any of their top 3 starters…. no reason to be interested in their bottom two guys.

    I too would love Sean Marshall, but I agree the Cubs “price” for him would probably be taking on Zambrano or Soriano. That’s a very high price… especially Soriano and his $ 18 M a year for 2012-14.

  192. Betsy June 26th, 2011 at 10:50 am

    Blake, I always thought so. I also think that given how our young pitching has turned out so far, it’s even asking a lot to assume that Betances and Banuelos will definitely live up to their hype. From now on, lol, youngsters shouldn’t be given nicknames until they actually do something to warrant it.

  193. Betsy June 26th, 2011 at 10:52 am

    The Giants have been lucky and Sabean has admitted it – in terms of the health, etc.. of their 3 studs. The Yankees never seem to have any luck, unfortunately.

  194. blake June 26th, 2011 at 10:52 am

    “Meaning minus Brackman now ?”

    Yes….he’s older and has been moved to the bullpen.

  195. 86w183 June 26th, 2011 at 10:53 am

    Flores is a nothing lefty veteran who exploits young hitter in AAA and gets lit up by grownups.

    His AL whip last year was an astounding 3.273

    Pass

  196. Yankee Trader June 26th, 2011 at 10:54 am

    Gotta go.

    I hope the Rockies pitch Juan Nicasio [rookie] today in his normal turn. He jumped from AA and was roughed up by the Indians his last start. Have a feeling they will skip him and let him pitch against the White Sox while we get Jhouly Chacin today-their best pitcher.

  197. 108 stitches June 26th, 2011 at 10:55 am

    The best immediate move Cashman can make is to jettison Andruw Jones out of the Bronx and call up Greg Golson who is healthy and playing well at AAA.

    http://web.minorleaguebaseball.....pid=449172

  198. Yankee Trader June 26th, 2011 at 10:57 am

    Flores is a nothing lefty veteran who exploits young hitter in AAA.
    —————————————-
    That sounds inappropriate!! LOL

  199. Vineyard Yankee June 26th, 2011 at 10:58 am

    Betsy June 26th, 2011 at 10:52 am

    It’s never to late too get lucky.

  200. Yankee Trader June 26th, 2011 at 11:00 am

    108 stitches-

    Golson has 5 hits in 10 AB’s, in his last two games with 1 homerun. Definitely deserves a shot now while dumping Jones.

    Now I definitely have to go. Looking for the Yankees to extend their winning ways in day games to 22-4 today!!

  201. GreenBeret7 June 26th, 2011 at 11:04 am

    SI_JonHeyman Jon Heyman
    I’m starting to think arod has pain envy. Keeps coming up with ailments since jeters out w calf.

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

    This gutless wonder is going to get his face busted wide open. He hasn’t got the guts to say it to a player’s face.

  202. G. Love June 26th, 2011 at 11:08 am

    Betsy,

    Totally agree with you that prospects shouldn’t be given nicknames. It’s a curse.

    I remember when the Mets had Generation K I went to go see Paul Wilson’s first start since I had the day off and all the hype was ridiculous at that time and I thought I’d be seeing one of the best pitcher’s of our generation take the first step. That didn’t turn out so well.

    It’s crazy to me how much energy is put into obsessing over the prospects these days, but to each their own.

    I hope one of Betances and Banuelos work out, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they didn’t or they got dealt at some point.

    Montero is the one I want to see come up here as developing a power bat that hits for average is about the toughest thing to do in this game without PED’s.

  203. Rich in NJ June 26th, 2011 at 11:11 am

    That tweet by Heyman is psychotic.

  204. LGY June 26th, 2011 at 11:14 am

    The Giants have been lucky and Sabean has admitted it –in terms of the health, etc.. of their 3 studs. The Yankees never seem to have any luck, unfortunately.

    ——

    Which 3 Giant starters are studs?

  205. Betsy June 26th, 2011 at 11:14 am

    GLove, I don’t think it’s a curse – I don’t believe in them – but there’s just too many things that can go wrong on the path from being a prospect to a good/top young major league pitcher. Nicknames are for players who are already good.

  206. Betsy June 26th, 2011 at 11:15 am

    WTH is Heyman talking about ? Twitter was NOT meant for people like him.

    LGY, you have to ask ? Linceum, Cain and Bumgardner.

  207. Rich in NJ June 26th, 2011 at 11:17 am

    No, twitter was meant for horny politicians. ;)

  208. G. Love June 26th, 2011 at 11:17 am

    I find it interesting how the sports writers on Twitter say more outrageous stuff on there thinking it doesn’t matter what you say on Twitter. If anything, their tweets get more instant reaction than their columns these days.

    Heyman is one of the worst of it. I think he thinks he has an actual sense of humor on there. You can tell he is making himself laugh when he posts that stuff. Too bad he’s not funny.

  209. LGY June 26th, 2011 at 11:19 am

    Betsy

    Nova has better numbers than Bumgarner this season.

    He needs to prove himself beyond 110 innings last year to qualify as some great development success or a stud.

  210. Betsy June 26th, 2011 at 11:20 am

    Rich, lol
    GLove, he’s not funny. He makes mean remarks about AJ all the time (so much for being professional)…..although I do think he likes Alex, so he’s just trying to be funny here.

    Twitter is not for people who don’t think before they post, but yet that’s the whole reason for it’s existence – to post live, in the moment. People have yet to figure out that once you say something, it’s out there and can’t be taken back. One of those “I didn’t mean it, I was joking” apologies don’t count – at least, I don’t buy them.

  211. Betsy June 26th, 2011 at 11:22 am

    LGY, maybe so, but the kid is a great talent and he completely dominated in the playoffs. If he’s not a stud now, he will be. The point is, the Giants have 1 incomparable pitcher, another one who’s a total stud and another hyper-talented kid – and they’ve all been pretty lucky in terms of injury and development.

  212. Rich in NJ June 26th, 2011 at 11:22 am

    That Heyman tweet is so off the wall it shouldn’t get anyone mad. Imagine what Heyman would put out if A-Rod was “slumping” like Jeter is.

  213. Bronx Jeers June 26th, 2011 at 11:23 am

    Did anyone know that Moose Skowron has lung cancer?

  214. Bronx Jeers June 26th, 2011 at 11:28 am

    Seeing Torre in pinstripes again is weird.

  215. William Buckner June 26th, 2011 at 11:30 am

    ESPN reported about the shoulder issue. I think writers are just obsessed with Arod.

  216. West Coast Yankee Fan June 26th, 2011 at 11:30 am

    GreenBeret7 says:
    June 26, 2011 at 11:04 am
    SI_JonHeyman Jon Heyman
    I’m starting to think arod has pain envy. Keeps coming up with ailments since jeters out w calf.

    ——————————————————————

    This gutless wonder is going to get his face busted wide open. He hasn’t got the guts to say it to a player’s face.

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

    That your take on free speech? Violence? Why am I not surprised.

  217. Against All Odds June 26th, 2011 at 11:37 am

    # Bronx Jeers June 26th, 2011 at 11:23 am

    Did anyone know that Moose Skowron has lung cancer?

    ——————————————-

    Yep it came out around the same time as Gary Carter’s brain cancer revelation came out

  218. West Coast Yankee Fan June 26th, 2011 at 11:38 am

    Bob Shepherd: “Good afternoon ladies and gentleman and welcome to Old Timers Day.”

    (chills)

  219. Giuseppe Franco June 26th, 2011 at 11:40 am

    # West Coast Yankee Fan June 26th, 2011 at 11:30 am

    That your take on free speech? Violence? Why am I not surprised.

    ———

    Go eff yourself. Perhaps you should learn what free speech means first before you lecture people about the First Amendment.

    It doesn’t mean people are free to say whatever the hell they want about other individuals without repercussions.

  220. Rich in NJ June 26th, 2011 at 11:40 am

    WC

    Pavlov’s dog couldn’t be more predictable.

    1) Free speech is a constitutional construct that only applies to speech that is or would be censored by the government.

    2) Heyman can say whatever stupid, nakedly transparent junk he wants, but that doesn’t mean that others aren’t free to react to his offensive nonsense.

    IOW, behavior and speech can have consequences.

  221. BJK June 26th, 2011 at 11:41 am

    Crawdaddy says:

    June 26, 2011 at 10:39 am

    It is a nitpick as the Yankees won going away

    ———————————

    Whether or not they won this particular game was never the question. They were pretty much going to win up that much going into the eighth.

    Its the big picture of keeping your players healthy for the long run. This team has problems if A-Rod or Mo go down. Risking further injury to ARod there and warming up Mo needlessly isn’t about winning today, especially when the game is already basically won.

  222. Ghostwriter June 26th, 2011 at 11:44 am

    GreenBeret7 June 26th, 2011 at 11:04 am

    SI_JonHeyman Jon Heyman
    I’m starting to think arod has pain envy. Keeps coming up with ailments since jeters out w calf.

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

    This gutless wonder is going to get his face busted wide open. He hasn’t got the guts to say it to a player’s face.
    ===================================

    Some of these guys seem think that it makes them bigshots for trashing players in this fashion. Obviously, they operate under the assumption that the player(s) won’t actually give them the punch in the mouth that they richly deserve. Do you remember that twerp, (back in the nineties) that kept calling Jim Everett, Chrissy, until he got decked for it?

  223. Dj June 26th, 2011 at 11:45 am

    Love Old Timers’ Day….nice to see some Yankees that I haven’t thought about in years (Clay Bellinger? Homer Bush? Brian Boehringer?)

  224. Crawdaddy June 26th, 2011 at 11:46 am

    BJK,

    However Arod is again in the starting lineup today despite your ramblings about risking him to injury.

  225. GreenBeret7 June 26th, 2011 at 11:46 am

    George Fraiser…BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  226. West Coast Yankee Fan June 26th, 2011 at 11:46 am

    The gutless wonder IMO is one who reacts to one’s comment about baseball by implicitly suggesting violence is an appropriate reaction.

  227. Giuseppe Franco June 26th, 2011 at 11:49 am

    It was Jim Rome who provoked Jim Everett with the “Chris” stuff. I remember it well.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HNgqQVHI_8

  228. Ghostwriter June 26th, 2011 at 11:49 am

    West Coast Yankee Fan June 26th, 2011 at 11:46 am

    The gutless wonder IMO is one who reacts to one’s comment about baseball by implicitly suggesting violence is an appropriate reaction.
    ————————————

    You must be the toughest anonymous Internet guy that I’ve ever encountered. I wish that I could grow up to be just like you.

  229. Against All Odds June 26th, 2011 at 11:52 am

    Watching Old Timer’s Day

    Will Wells punch Torre?

  230. Ghostwriter June 26th, 2011 at 11:53 am

    Giuseppe Franco June 26th, 2011 at 11:49 am

    It was Jim Rome who provoked Jim Everett with the “Chris” stuff. I remember it well.

    ============================
    LMAO! I had forgotten what a little weasel that Rome guy was. IMO, Everett showed remarkable restraint.

  231. West Coast Yankee Fan June 26th, 2011 at 11:53 am

    Imagine, I decry violence as a response to free speech. I’ll take that position anytime.

  232. Giuseppe Franco June 26th, 2011 at 11:58 am

    You always defend Heyman’s right to “free speech” when he says something stupid and completely ignoring the fact that we have the very same First Amendment right to criticize him for said stupid comments.

  233. Ghostwriter June 26th, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    West Coast Yankee Fan June 26th, 2011 at 11:53 am

    Imagine, I decry violence as a response to free speech. I’ll take that position anytime.
    =================================

    Weren’t you the guy who was making cracks (no pun intended) about shoving a golf club up another poster’s rectum, not 2 nights ago? Was that decrying violence as a response to free speech?

  234. West Coast Yankee Fan June 26th, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    Giuseppe Franco June 26th, 2011 at 11:58 am

    You always defend Heyman’s right to “free speech” when he says something stupid and completely ignoring the fact that we have the very same First Amendment right to criticize him for said stupid comments.

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

    Criticize him all you want. Violence should play no part in criticizing free speech.

  235. Ghostwriter June 26th, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    West Coast Yankee Fan June 24th, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    Hey Bobby if you can get the Florida panty waist to touch his toes can you get my 2-iron back for me. Thanks buddy!

    http://yankees.lhblogs.com/201...../#comments

  236. West Coast Yankee Fan June 26th, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    If you can retrieve my 2-iron, I’d really appreciate it!

  237. Ghostwriter June 26th, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    West Coast Yankee Fan June 24th, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    Bobby you are right. He was lame and he ducked. I still buried the 2-iron.
    http://yankees.lhblogs.com/201…../#comments

  238. West Coast Yankee Fan June 26th, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    It was such a good club. Sniff.

  239. Ghostwriter June 26th, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    Hypocrite. I’ve made my point. There’s been enough said on this subject. Have a nice day.

  240. West Coast Yankee Fan June 26th, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    You too!


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