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Yankees add Mitre

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jun 29, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Most predictable move ever…

The Yankees have acquired Sergio Mitre from the Brewers in exchange for cash. He’ll be with the team tomorrow.

Buddy Carlyle has been designated for assignment.

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168 Responses to “Yankees add Mitre”

  1. Captain Clutch June 29th, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    Meat Tray must have some dirty pics of Cashmoney

  2. Tom in N.J. June 29th, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RK8N6DjJccc

  3. LGY June 29th, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    The Yankees have acquired Sergio Mitre from the Brewers in exchange for Cash

    ——-

    In exchange for Cashman?!?

  4. LGY June 29th, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    Mitre is better than Buddy boy.

    Welcome back!!

  5. LGY June 29th, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    Now send Noesi to AAA!

  6. Vineyard Yankee June 29th, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    Mitre again ? He is garbage. But then again him and Girardi must something going. ( with each other)

  7. Joe from Long Island June 29th, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    Well, I guess ol’ Serge is better than Buddy Carlyle…..And, we’re talking about the long/mop-up ,man. Still…….

  8. Frozen Rope June 29th, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    Cash as in Kevin or cash as in $?

    Mitre was pretty AWFUL in 09 but was serviceable enough last year, so we will see I guess…

  9. LGY June 29th, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    Can’t believe the Yanks got shut down by another scrub pitcher they’ve never seen before.

    Oh wait…

    That was the Red Sox :evil:

  10. Rich in NJ June 29th, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    He’s better than Gaudin.

  11. blake June 29th, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    Girardi approves! You could see that one.coming a mile away.

    Another great win tonight. AJ gives a workmanlike performance and made big pitches when he needed them. Big hits for Martin and Jorge…..you know those felt good. DRob is such a beast.

  12. blake June 29th, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    3 up in the LC…..if the Yanks would have just won a couple against Boston then they would have a sizable lead right now.

  13. Vineyard Yankee June 29th, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    Nice win by The Yankees, we are on a roll. McGhee had no clue in his last AB. Mo is an absolute machine, good morning, good afternoon and good nite.

  14. Tom in N.J. June 29th, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    This is a good baseball team.

  15. Rich in NJ June 29th, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    But for the games against the RS, ridiculously good.

  16. Bronx Jeers June 29th, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    The Death Watch is on !!!

    Only question is where to set the line. Nick?

  17. blake June 29th, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    Robertson and Mo….best 8/9 duo in baseball right now? Probably them or the Braves…..

  18. blake June 29th, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    Yanks go for the sweep with Sabathia tomorrow. Sox face Hamels to try and avoid being swept.

  19. GreenBeret7 June 29th, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    Here’s the rest of the inyerview posted yesterday with Mark Newman.

    Everything from Stoneburner’s and David Adams rehabs to Heathcott, Joseph, Montero, Romine and the Big Three pitchers.

    http://minormatterstrenton.blo.....-mark.html

  20. Rich in NJ June 29th, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    Yup, giving Soriano the 8th in the unlikely event that he comes back seems really foolish.

  21. luis June 29th, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    Blake,

    It almost has the same feeling of 2009, i don’t know maye i’m getting way ahead but this team has something that was missing from last year

  22. DaveD June 29th, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    Mitre > Carslyle, Pendleton, Sanit, Marquez, or any of the other long men-types they have recycled this year

  23. Vineyard Yankee June 29th, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    When Colon, Hughes and Soriano come back Mitre and Gordon will be gone. Maybe we will get lucky and Mitre will be gone this weekend when Colon faces The Mutts.

    Naw, can’t be that lucky………………………Gordon first. Hurry up Phil ! !

  24. Bo knows June 29th, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    Huzzah – The Evan Rutcky (the Canadian Lefty last year’s overslot draftpick) puzzle has been answered. He’s in the GCL progressing nicely.

  25. Rich in NJ June 29th, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    ” this team has something that was missing from last year”

    Starting pitching depth.

  26. GreenBeret7 June 29th, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    What’s the matter Cupstain Crotch? Did burnett disappoint you and cheat you out of your usual end of the game whining?

  27. Vineyard Yankee June 29th, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    Soriano, DRob then Mo, 7 – 8 – 9 sounds pretty good.

  28. Captain Clutch June 29th, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    Poor Sox they tried so hard to be creative tonight. I guess it isn’t enough for that great team that is the Sox.

  29. Rich in NJ June 29th, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    I have no problem with Soriano getting the 7th.

  30. GreenBeret7 June 29th, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    DaveD June 29th, 2011 at 10:28 pm
    Mitre > Carslyle, Pendleton, Sanit, Marquez, or any of the other long men-types they have recycled this year

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

    Perhaps you should look at the job Pendleton has done in Scranton and NY. Spectacular stuff? No, but, pretty damned effective.

  31. Yankee Trader June 29th, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    Mitre currently has the best ERA 3.27 of his career. Goodbye Kitty.

    Doug Davis, Melvin Mora, Ryan Franklin all released today.

  32. blake June 29th, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    Luis,

    They are playing really well….that’s for sure.

  33. Vineyard Yankee June 29th, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    Nice game by AJ. A good one for him to watch film on so he remembers what he did good tonite.

  34. pat June 29th, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    Mitre is what he is and what he is has been better than Buddy Carlyle.

  35. blake June 29th, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    Robertson is better than Soriano but the goal should be to get all 3 of those guys pitching well and that might mean throwing Soriano is a role where he’s happy……Robertson might be more valuable in his previous role anyway…..

  36. Vineyard Yankee June 29th, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    Yankee Trader June 29th, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    Nice that he has that 3.27 ERA…………in the NL. The AL East is a different story, if he gets the chance to pitch that is.

  37. Betsy June 29th, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    I just have to say how impressed I am by this team……..

    Mitre? Eh, ok, it can’t hurt.

    Today was a great day to be a Yankee fan. Phil looked great, the Yankees won again and Chavez and co. are making progress from their injuries.

  38. Rich in NJ June 29th, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    I’m not worried about placating Soriano unless he earns it.

  39. blake June 29th, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    Welcome back meat tray…..may we have many run away wins where you can eat innings and shine.

  40. LGY June 29th, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    Nice that he has that 3.27 ERA…………in the NL. The AL East is a different story, if he gets the chance to pitch that is

    —–

    He had a 3.33 ERA with the Yanks last year.

  41. Yankee Trader June 29th, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    AJ got a lot of ground ball outs tonight. Quality start. Another good outing like tonight and he should get his ERA below 4.00

  42. Rich in NJ June 29th, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    I understand giving some deference to long-time Yankees who have earned something, but not to guys who just got here.

  43. blake June 29th, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    Rich,

    Im not interested in placating him either…..but I am interested in him pitching well. A straight set up role probably isn’t as valuable as a fireman and weapon like how Robertson was used before…..all Im saying is that I would rather have 3 guys pitching well than 2 and one pouting.

  44. Chase June 29th, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    Mitre > Carlyle.

    Minimal upgrade for the bullpen.

  45. Rich in NJ June 29th, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    blake

    I disagree. Having a guy in the 8th who you (almost) know can get the job done on a consistent basis is the 2nd most important relief role on the the team. If it wasn’t, Soriano wouldn’t want it so much.

  46. blake June 29th, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    Mitre did a nice job for the Yanks last year…..he’s effective once or twice through lineups of his sinker is on. I like this.move because he’s better than Carlyle and its not even close.

  47. Captain Clutch June 29th, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    Soriano should have to prove that he can pitch well before he is handed the 8th inning job again. Robertson has been outstanding and there is no reason to give that job to Soriano the second he comes back. Let him earn it.

  48. Bo knows June 29th, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    I guess the favorite whipping boy is here again. I don’t get it.

    Mitre earned his paycheck last year. Where’s the beef?

  49. Yanks78 June 29th, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    “I’m not worried about placating Soriano unless he earns it.”

    Yes, but we all know he is a flaky guy who likes to dictate his usage

  50. blake June 29th, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    Rich,

    When Soriano is right he’s pretty darn good also…..I just want them all pitching well…..and I wish Joba wasn’t hurt…..because that coukd have been special.

  51. Rich in NJ June 29th, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    I agree with blake. Mitre is much better than Carlyle.

  52. Betsy June 29th, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    I’m not going to raise a stink if Soriano is back in the 8th spot because if he’s healthy he’s very good. Let’s get him back first………..he’s not here yet.

  53. Rich in NJ June 29th, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    blake

    I just want him to show that he is that good before trusting him in that role. I also think it’s important for Robeterson to have it because I think he’s the heir apparent to Mo.

  54. luis June 29th, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    Rich,

    Right on the spot, but still there is something else at play. look at how they adjusted to marcum, they started to wait for the change up and boom! . There is something intangible that you can’t messure ( luck, grityness, character, more energetic players on the field, a little of everything combined ). But true the pitching couldn’t overcome the injuries it sustained during last season. But in 2009 you always thought that the yankees could win every game , that’s the feeling i get this year.

  55. Betsy June 29th, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    Mitre’s just going to be a long man kind of guy – I don’t love him, but he’s just a guy who’s going to burn innings so I’m fine with that. Another board I know has this pathological hatred of him

  56. blake June 29th, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    On merit Robertson should set up because he’s been one of the best relievers in all of baseball……but Im trying to consider what might make the bullpen the best overall…..Soriano happy and pitching well makes it better…..if he’s not setting up will he do that? I hate thinking like that but you never know with that guy…..

  57. Yankee Trader June 29th, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    I still hope the Yankees can acquire another quality relief picher, as I’m not confident Soriano will get thru the rest of this season without being shut down again. Ayala’s stats are great but he doesn’t instill confidence either.

    I’m on the bandwagon for Padre Mike Adams who is rumored to be available.

  58. Vineyard Yankee June 29th, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    LGY June 29th, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    Yesterday…………………you can’t bring back the past, it’s only a memory. In situations where a long reliever is needed I hope Noesi gets the call every time. (innings permitting)

  59. Ghostwriter June 29th, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    LGY June 29th, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    Nice that he has that 3.27 ERA…………in the NL. The AL East is a different story, if he gets the chance to pitch that is

    —–

    He had a 3.33 ERA with the Yanks last year.
    ———————

    don’t confuse him with facts.

  60. blake June 29th, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    “I also think it’s important for Robeterson to have it because I think he’s the heir apparent to Mo.”

    Its certainly looking like a possibility……if Mo ever actually stood being awesome and decides to retire that is.

  61. Doc Iac June 29th, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    y is it that some people on here say tht soriano has to earn his spot back (which i agree with)

    but phil hughes doesnt?

    they both should EARN there spot back

  62. blake June 29th, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    Stopped being *

  63. pat June 29th, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    Lovers squabble in Beantown……

    PatrickSull What say you, @pgammo? RT @brianmacp: Lackey on Tommy John surgery report: “He straight made that up.” https://bitly.com/lAdi0Z

  64. Vineyard Yankee June 29th, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    Betsy June 29th, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    I hope Noesi continues to get the LRP innings over Mitre.

  65. Ghostwriter June 29th, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    Mitre has been pretty solid since 2010. I really don’t understand why everybody is so down on him. The ‘pen just got stronger, and it didn’t cost the Yanks much at all.

  66. pat June 29th, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    jimbaumbach Court filing by Clemens lawyers says they’ve been made aware by gov’t that they intend to call “general manager of the Yankees” as witness.

  67. blake June 29th, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    Trader,

    Wonder what Hoyer would ask for though from the Yankees? If the Mets decided to give KRod away just to take his contract then id check into that maybe…..he coukd fill in for Joba.

  68. Vineyard Yankee June 29th, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Ghostwriter June 29th, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    Just another douche’ agitator from TDN. Get back in the closet and play with your friends.

  69. Ghostwriter June 29th, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    Ugh. We could do just fine without the wife beater.

  70. luis June 29th, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    On the set up guy, i’m on Blake’s side, i don’t think we need a pissed off guy when we can use robertson where he has more value, cleaning soriano’s mess

  71. Captain Clutch June 29th, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    It will be very interesting to see what the Yanks do with the rotation when Hughes comes back. I wonder if they will send Nova to the minors since he has more options. Colon definitely has a spot and they aren’t going to release Garcia so Nova seems like the odd one out.

  72. Vineyard Yankee June 29th, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    ‘Mitre has been pretty solid since 2010′.

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

    Consistency and longevity all rolled into one imagine that. The Brewers must have thought otherwise.

  73. Chad Jennings June 29th, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    Writing on my phone and capitalized the word “cash” for some reason. As always, I’m an idiot.

    As far as I know, the general manager has not been traded, much to the disappointment of some of you!

  74. blake June 29th, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    Heathcott 3-5 with a homer in his first Tampa AB :)

  75. Yankee Trader June 29th, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    Wonder what Hoyer would ask for though from the Yankees?
    ————————————-
    Mike Adams is making 2.535M. Maybe if the Yankees take on Ryan Ludwick and the remainder of his 6.775M contract that the Padres definitely want to unload, it might not cost too much in the way of prospects.

  76. blake June 29th, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    Trader,

    Maybe not…..but let’s remember that he still likely wears Red Sox underwear under his Padres stuff.

  77. GreenBeret7 June 29th, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    Chad, you just spit out my Coca-Cola on the computer screen. How about a little warning next time?

  78. MTU June 29th, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    What’s going on with Golson ?

    3 for 4 tonite and hitting .298

    The Jones replacement ?

  79. blake June 29th, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Night all…..another Yankee win…..another series win…..rolling right along on a 98 win pace now :)

  80. Yankee Trader June 29th, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Blake-

    You know Hoyer is going to trade Heath Bell to the Red Sox before the trading deadline, so that they can resign him and drop Papelbon.

  81. GreenBeret7 June 29th, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    Trader, how about one of Mitchell or Phelps along with Pendleton and Cervelli.

  82. luis June 29th, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    MTU June 29th, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Yup, plus he has a gun for an arm

  83. MTU June 29th, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    Luis-

    I do not know if Golson has finally figured it out with the bat but he has all the other tools.

    I’d like to find out.

  84. JM June 29th, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    The Mets are playing well at the moment. The Subway Series this weekend should be a good one.

  85. Yankee Trader June 29th, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    MTU-

    Golson is hitting >.500 last 4 games

    Since I don’t live in PA anymore I won’t be able to drive Hughes from his July 4th AAA start in Lehigh, PA, along with Montero and Golson to NY city to join the parent club!!

  86. Ghostwriter June 29th, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    Golson would make our bench more dynamic if he can hit a little.

  87. MTU June 29th, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    YT-

    That’s a shame.

    :(

  88. MTU June 29th, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    Cervelli needs to disappear.

  89. LGY June 29th, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    Yesterday…………………you can’t bring back the past, it’s only a memory.

    ——————

    What?

  90. Yankee Trader June 29th, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    GB-

    Trader, how about one of Mitchell or Phelps along with Pendleton and Cervelli.
    ———————————————-

    Would you need to give up that much if the Yankees absorbed Ludwicks contract in order to get Mike Adams??

    I defer to you when it comes to evaluating the Yankee minor league talent.

  91. GreenBeret7 June 29th, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    The Yankee kids played 7 games today and won 5 of them (2 double headers) The two losses were by 2-1 scores. Not a bad day.

  92. Betsy June 29th, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    MTU, if only you were like the kid from the Twilight Zone episode, you could wish him into a cornfield (but not the one with the players from Field of Dreams)

  93. luis June 29th, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    MTU,

    Me too, plus i think Jones should be signing bubbleheads in Dodger stadium, far, far away from YS

  94. Yankee Trader June 29th, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    Cervelli needs to disappear.

    ————————-
    MTU-

    Better watch it-disappear like teamsters president Jimmy Hoffa?

  95. MTU June 29th, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    Betsy-

    I think a lot of little things improved sometimes adds up to one big one.

    I am really looking forward to having Chavez back. He was just tremendous before the injury.

  96. Betsy June 29th, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    MTU, for sure – I miss Chavez.

  97. Yankee Trader June 29th, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    Luis-

    Bobbleheads.

  98. austinmac June 29th, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    Hughes start does warrant him starting consideration. I leave it to others to decide if his stamina is sufficient.

    Montero is not hitting and has not for two months. I wonder why not. In the spring he chased far too many breaking balls. Can anyone say if that is how the pitchers are getting him out?

    It was good to see Heathcott come back and play well. The Yankees do need some high end position prospects to succeed.

  99. MTU June 29th, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    YT-

    Like back to Venezuela to play for Hugo and the National team and the pride of his Country.

    :)

  100. luis June 29th, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    Thanks, yankee T

  101. GreenBeret7 June 29th, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    Trader, Not really a lot, though. Pendleton is a returned Rule 5 and although he’s been good where ever he been since Yankees signed him, really has no spot and could work out of Adams spot, Cervelli is…..well, Cervelli. One of the pitchers could move into their rotation, but, Scranton is getting crowded. Ludwick could help a few teams, but, not in that park, so pick him up…like Berkman last year. Only other possibility is Golson to SD and remove Mitchell/Phelps and find something they might want that isn’t stupid.

  102. Yankee Trader June 29th, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    MTU-

    Oh. I was getting ready to make a few phone calls to some of my buddies in Philly to help you out!!

  103. MTU June 29th, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    It seems to be coming together for the Yankees.

    Swisher and Posada have turned it around.

    The pitching is solid.

    The D is improving (except for Nunez).

    And the BP threatens to become lockdown.

    Makes me want to smile.

    :)

  104. MTU June 29th, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    YT-

    From the way you talk I’m not sure I’d want to meet your friends. I might wind up like Hoffa.

    :)

  105. MTU June 29th, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    Ponder this.

    We are 2.5 games ahead of our competition.

    And we’re missing 2 frontline starters, Chavez, and Soriano.

    What’s gonna happen when they all return ?

    Have a good night.

  106. Yankee Trader June 29th, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    Mike Adams
    Ivan Nova
    Boone Logan
    Rafael Soriano
    David Robertson
    Mariano Rivera
    and one of Ayala/Noesi/Pryor maybe

    with starters
    CC
    Garcia
    Colon
    Hughes
    and AJ

    Healthy and in top form-The Yankees go all the way!!

  107. Crawdaddy June 29th, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    Yeah, disrespect Jeter by not mentioning him yet mentioning Chavez and Soriano.

  108. Vineyard Yankee June 29th, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    LGY June 29th, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    It doesn’t matter what he did in 2010. This is 2011, do you need a calender ?

  109. MTU June 29th, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    Craw-

    No disrespect meant. A stupid oversight on my part. Sorry about that.

    :(

  110. luis June 29th, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    Good night everyone, great game lets keep it up!

  111. Yankee Trader June 29th, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    Good night all. Until tomorrow. get some sleep GB-looked like you were up till 4:00AM or 0400 this morning. Stop worrying about Nurse Kratchett!

  112. pat June 29th, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    jimbaumbach FYI: the judge in the Roger Clemens case does not require witness lists to be made public until jury selection begins next Wednesday.

    The name “Jeter” appears on either sides witness list and media coverage gets turned up a notch.

  113. Giuseppe Franco June 29th, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    I think Golson is what he is – a good late inning defender or pinch runner but that’s about it. For all intents and purposes – a right handed version of Dickerson.

    Jones hasn’t done much at all but I don’t think the Yanks hierarchy will see Golson as a viable replacement.

    I think there’s a better chance they’ll acquire someone else before the deadline than DFA Jones and make Golson his replacement.

  114. LGY June 29th, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    It doesn’t matter what he did in 2010. This is 2011, do you need a calender ?

    —————-

    You implied that he couldn’t pitch well in the AL East and I pointed out that he did in fact do so last year.

    What is the issue here?

  115. Rich in NJ June 29th, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    I have kind of forgotten that Chavez is on the team.

  116. rb from LI June 29th, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    I’m guessing Russell has already been told his sitting tomorrow – day game after night game. :D

    russellmartin55 Russell Martin
    Heading to Roseland Ballroom to attend #LASOIRÉE @ONEDROPdotorg in support of access to safe #water for all!
    55 minutes ago

    russellmartin55 Russell Martin
    Just met Guy Laliberté founder of @Cirque du Soleil and creator of @ONEDROPdotorg at #LASOIRÉE. Joining the movement! #rippleeffect
    3 minutes ago

  117. rb from LI June 29th, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    edit: he is, not his – oops

  118. Vineyard Yankee June 29th, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    Yankee Trader June 29th, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    Mitre currently has the best ERA 3.27 of his career.

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

    Vineyard Yankee June 29th, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    Yankee Trader June 29th, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    Nice that he has that 3.27 ERA…………in the NL. The AL East is a different story, if he gets the chance to pitch that is.

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

    You implied that he couldn’t pitch well in the AL East and I pointed out that he did in fact do so last year.

    =========

    Can’t you read ? I responded to YT who posted his ERA. The AL East is a different story in that most pitchers ERA’s are higher when they are in the AL East as opposed to the NL.

    I implied nothing of the sort that ‘he couldn’t pitch in the AL East’, that is your interpretation only. I prefer Noesi to get the long man innings over Mitre. I hope Mitre’s stay is short lived and he gets the boot when Hughes and Soriano return.

  119. LGY June 29th, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    Can’t you read ? I responded to YT who posted his ERA. The AL East is a different story in that most pitchers ERA’s are higher when they are in the AL East as opposed to the NL.

    ———

    Except his ERA was only marginally higher pitching in the AL East last season which means your comment makes no sense.

    And if you take into account the lower run scoring environment this year, Mitre actually performed better in the AL East last season than he has in the NL Central.

    2010 ERA+ 129
    2011 ERA+ 120

  120. m June 29th, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    Did Gammons make up something?

    And who’s the wife beater?

    Welcome back, Mitre. May your third (fourth?) tour be your best yet.

  121. LGY June 29th, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    Mitre is a good long man.

    It makes no sense to waste Noesi in that role.

  122. m June 29th, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    The Cirque benefit is for safe water access?

    I watched this documentary called “Running the Sahara”. It was really good. On top of that, the 3 runners made a commitment after the expedition to promote access to water in North Africa.

  123. Jerkface June 29th, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    Mitre to long man, Girardi will definitely not hesitate to use him. Push Noesi into a bigger role. Start phasing out Ayala.

  124. Vineyard Yankee June 29th, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    I have watched Mitre plenty of times while he pitched for the Yankees the majority of the time he sucks. I don’t like him and hope he gets the boot when Hughes and Soriano return. I like what I have seen from Noesi and hope he gets the long relief innings.

    Go lay your skewed stat crap on someone else Judy.

  125. rb from LI June 29th, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    I only know from the tweet, m. Sounds like a good cause. I was just amused that Russell was there at such a late hour. ;)

  126. Rich in NJ June 29th, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    “Mitre to long man, Girardi will definitely not hesitate to use him. Push Noesi into a bigger role. Start phasing out Ayala.”

    I would hope so.

  127. Jerkface June 29th, 2011 at 11:56 pm

    I have watched Mitre plenty of times while he pitched for the Yankees the majority of the time he sucks.

    He was only on the team for 2 years and the year he pitched more innings he pitched better. So I think your brain is probably what is skewed here.

  128. LGY June 29th, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    Go lay your skewed stat crap on someone else Judy.

    ——————

    You realize how dumb it is to bash “skewed stats” while pushing an agenda of what you think you saw that doesn’t actually mesh with reality?

    Hint: The thing that is skewed here is not the stats.

  129. rb from LI June 29th, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    Or Noesi goes back down to Scranton, Jerkface. They do like to have experienced guys around. I hope you’re right though.

  130. Ghostwriter June 29th, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    Those pesky facts get in the way yet again.

    As far as I can tell, Mitre has had a bad month this year–actually 10 innings–otherwise he has been quite solid this year. I’m not sure why the Brewers gave up on him, but he has been great since 2010–his second year following TJ surgery. He is definitely worth a try. If Mitre works out, he could fill the role that Ramiro Mendoza used to for the Yanks–seventh inning, spot start, jack of all trades.

    And frankly, I think that Noesi might be better off in the minors where he would get more regular work.

  131. m June 29th, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    Meh, we saw Mitre when he was coming back from TJS. I think it scarred some of us. At least it did for me.

    And his fielding was atrocious when he first came back.

    So, I’m not jumping for joy at his signing, but he deserves fan support.

    Go, Mitre. No, really, just go. :P

  132. Jerkface June 29th, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    Or Noesi goes back down to Scranton, Jerkface. They do like to have experienced guys around. I hope you’re right though.

    Yea I would be good with that if they aren’t going to give Noesi regular work. I’d want him to be the first in line for any spot start followed by Warren.

  133. LGY June 29th, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    I like Wade a lot. Him or Noesi need a higher leverage role.

  134. Rich in NJ June 29th, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    Plus what we saw of Mitre in 2009 was almost certainly negatively impacted by his recovery from TJ surgery.

  135. Rich in NJ June 29th, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    GW beat me by thatismuch.

  136. LGY June 30th, 2011 at 12:01 am

    Mitre as a reliever in 2010: 40.1 IP, 0.967 WHIP, 2.45 ERA.

    There shouldn’t be any angst about him being the long man.

  137. LGY June 30th, 2011 at 12:02 am

    Knowing the Yankees they’ll probably carry 13 pitchers for a little while when Hughes and Colon come back.

  138. Ghostwriter June 30th, 2011 at 12:02 am

    Great minds…

  139. West Coast Yankee Fan June 30th, 2011 at 12:02 am

    Jerkface June 29th, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    Mitre to long man, Girardi will definitely not hesitate to use him. Push Noesi into a bigger role. Start phasing out Ayala.

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

    Stats for the stat man, yes, Ayala is terrible!

    22 Games – 1.44 ERA – 24.1 IP – 22 Hits – 4 Runs – 18 Strike Outs – 8 Walks

  140. Rich in NJ June 30th, 2011 at 12:03 am

    btw, Who’s Judy, and is she as hot as the one I once knew?

  141. LGY June 30th, 2011 at 12:04 am

    The scary thing will be if the Yankees decide to pull Nova from the rotation and they put him in the bullpen to be a low leverage reliever with Noesi.

    Nova and Noesi rotting in the bullpen would be super annoying.

  142. West Coast Yankee Fan June 30th, 2011 at 12:05 am

    (Waiting for inane ridiculous statistical response in an attempt to defend his indefensible position. Waiting for it)

  143. rb from LI June 30th, 2011 at 12:06 am

    It really isn’t fair to judge Mitre from when he first got back after TJS. Now that he’s a couple of years removed, we probably see what he really is. And as a sinkerballer he IS the kind of pitcher that needs regular work. Problem is if he’s the long man that’s probably what concerns me most. He gets hammered when he’s too strong.

  144. LGY June 30th, 2011 at 12:07 am

    Ayala is not good in high leverage spots and he gets hit hard by LHB. He is basically a ROOGY.

    He is not a trustworthy high leverage reliever given his limitations.

  145. West Coast Yankee Fan June 30th, 2011 at 12:08 am

    L M A O !!!!!!!!!!

  146. Jerkface June 30th, 2011 at 12:08 am

    22 Games – 1.44 ERA – 24.1 IP – 22 Hits – 4 Runs – 18 Strike Outs – 8 Walks

    He doesn’t have the stuff or repertoire that other guys in the pen have. I’d trust him only over Boone Logan with the guys in the pen as they are.

    In a tie game opponents hit: .462 .500 .462 .962 off of Ayala
    Within 1 run either way: .296 .429 .296 .725
    Late and close: .286 .407 .286 .693

    Ayala can be the guy they go to when they are down and its not a long man situation.

  147. West Coast Yankee Fan June 30th, 2011 at 12:09 am

    Hit hard? 4 runs in 22.1 innings?

    L M A O !!!!!!!

  148. Ghostwriter June 30th, 2011 at 12:09 am

    rb from LI June 30th, 2011 at 12:06 am

    —————————

    If Mitre is what he was last year, then he could work himself into the seventh inning role, and become a valuable piece of the puzzle.

  149. G. Love June 30th, 2011 at 12:09 am

    Gammons doesn’t make anything up about Boston. That is leaked from the front office to him about Lackey. They pulled a similar move with Lowell when there was word he would not waive the no trade clause when they wanted to dump him. That was supposed to remain private but Gammons leaked that Lowell would exercise the no trade and block the deal to Texas so they could hot box him into waiving it.

    Don’t know if it’s meant to fire up Lackey, but I know Boston saves money if he goes under the knife. They tack an extra year onto the deal at league minimum or something ridiculous if Lackey has elbow surgery.

  150. West Coast Yankee Fan June 30th, 2011 at 12:10 am

    (Waiting for inane ridiculous statistical response in an attempt to defend his indefensible position. Waiting for it)

    TOLD YA’!!!

  151. LGY June 30th, 2011 at 12:11 am

    It is also becoming evident that Girardi is recognizing Ayala’s limitations and trusting him less and less.

    He has only faced one batter in 3 of his past 4 appearances.

  152. Rich in NJ June 30th, 2011 at 12:11 am

    How Noesi is used reminds me that Newman’s comments in the No Maas interview were kind of contradictory.

    SJK: Speaking of Noesi, do you agree with how he’s been handled this year? He had a great year in 2010, but he’s only pitched 19 innings this season. He goes quite a few days in between appearances. He’s basically stuck in the long relief role. What are your thoughts on that?

    MN: Our thoughts are that we’re in an ‘all-hands on deck’ scenario. Our mission is to win games in New York. Our secondary mission is to develop championship-caliber players in our farm system. In the ideal situation, Noesi would be a starter in Scranton right now and be continuing his development. However, we have to return to that priority of winning in New York. In that regard, we are doing what we have to do at this moment. It may not be what any of us like to do, but it’s what we have to do.
    __

    Having Montero in NY would also seem to all fall into the “‘all-hands on deck’ scenario.’

    Yet Newman said:

    MN: Cervelli still would have caught every day because he knows the pitching staff. Joe wouldn’t use Montero, and there was no point using him as a backup to Cervelli.
    __

    However, Cash told Francesa that Montero would be called up to be the everyday catcher if Martin went on the DL.

  153. Jerkface June 30th, 2011 at 12:12 am

    Ayala’s basically only being used in very low leverage situations.

  154. Jerkface June 30th, 2011 at 12:14 am

    Last 10 appearances: down 1, down 3, ahead 5, ahead 8, ahead 2, down 2, ahead 4, down 8, down 2, tie (faced 1 batter and didn’t record an out)

  155. LGY June 30th, 2011 at 12:15 am

    WCYF,

    Maybe you should develop a better feel for the game. You would understand Ayala’s shortcomings.

  156. West Coast Yankee Fan June 30th, 2011 at 12:18 am

    Him too LGY?

    “Luis Ayala has been better than expected.”

    Chad Jennings

  157. LGY June 30th, 2011 at 12:19 am

    No. That is a factual statement by Chad.

    He has without a doubt been better than expected.

  158. Rich in NJ June 30th, 2011 at 12:20 am

    In his last ML season, his ERA+ was 38. What would any reasonable person expect?

  159. Ghostwriter June 30th, 2011 at 12:20 am

    LGY June 30th, 2011 at 12:07 am

    Ayala is not good in high leverage spots and he gets hit hard by LHB. He is basically a ROOGY.

    He is not a trustworthy high leverage reliever given his limitations.
    —————————-

    I agree that Ayala doesn’t inspire confidence, and he should be limited to low-leverage situations. I also wouldn’t mind seeing the Yanks sell high on this guy before his ERA starts to climb as it almost inevitably must. However, I think that you are pushing the envelope with these stats–they are pretty much a textbook example of small sample stats. I think that you may have it backwards–Ayala has been tougher on lefties than on righties this year, if I’m not mistaken.

  160. West Coast Yankee Fan June 30th, 2011 at 12:22 am

    “Ayala’s become real important, he’d kind of taken Robby’s spot in the sixth, and now he’s going to be moved up to Robby’s spot in the seventh, so he’s become real important for us. He is a guy that has experience. He’s pitched in the back end of games, which I think is important. What we’ve seen from him is he has his good sinker, he comes in and throws strikes and he has a slider. He’s not afraid. He’s been through this before.”

    – Joe Girardi

  161. Jerkface June 30th, 2011 at 12:22 am

    I also wouldn’t mind seeing the Yanks sell high on this guy

    This would be a good idea. Ayala has been mostly terrible in his career, and trading that kind of reliever is what smart teams do because of the volatility. Getting 20 goodish innings out of him should be reward enough for the Yankees.

  162. Rich in NJ June 30th, 2011 at 12:25 am

    “He is a guy that has experience”

    That’s usually the kiss of death.

  163. Jerkface June 30th, 2011 at 12:27 am

    Girardi also really likes AJ Burnett and Garcia and everyone of his players, whats the point? Ayala hasn’t gotten high leverage 7th inning spots recently. The one time he did Girardi pulled him after he failed to get out the 1 batter he faced. Ayala was the last spot in the bullpen out of spring training and the yankees should not have any loyalty to him. Trading him would be aces if they could get a buyer and something useful back.

    Just need to look at Joaquin Benoit last year, 1 ERA in the AL east and now sporting a 4.6 in the Central. Reliever volatility.

  164. LGY June 30th, 2011 at 12:28 am

    Don’t you always complain about Girardi lying and refusing to say an ill word about one of his players?

    Amusing.

  165. Ghostwriter June 30th, 2011 at 12:29 am

    That quote was reported on June 10. Sine then Ayala has gotten into 8 games, pitching a grand total of 5 innnings. Jerkface gave us the particulars on the score of those games in his earlier post.

  166. Vineyard Yankee June 30th, 2011 at 12:30 am

    Dumb and Dumber the perfect match. You guys should start a stat blog. People only get in and can post if they use stats. That way you can argue amongst yourselves till your hearts content.

  167. Vineyard Yankee June 30th, 2011 at 12:33 am

    West Coast Yankee Fan June 30th, 2011 at 12:22 am

    It’s OK, Csshman got Mitre for only ‘cash’. A lifetime journeyman pitcher who is Girardi’s buddy. Can’t wait till he is released and geez they only signed him today.

  168. 108 stitches June 30th, 2011 at 6:25 am

    A move here and a move there yet Andruw Jones is still clogging up a spot on the 25-man roster. Why ? For what reason ?

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