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Yankees at the break: Center field

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jul 13, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The change started late last season when Curtis Granderson finally had enough and asked Kevin Long for help. He made some minor mechanical changes, and since then he’s been one of the most dangerous hitters in the baseball.

First half
At the all-star break, Granderson is a legitimate MVP candidate. He’s always had good power for a center fielder, but now he’s showing Mark Teixeira-type power. While he’s still better against right-handers, he’s no longer a platoon candidate. He actually has a higher slugging percentage against lefties this season. He moved into the No. 2 spot in the order when the Yankees were experimenting with their lineup, and he hasn’t let it go. He’s been so good that Joe Girardi has found it almost impossible to rest him.

Second half
Because the improvements started last season, it’s hard to label this kind of production a first-half fluke. Granderson has been this good for almost a year now. He likes to say that the home runs have simply come a little earlier than usual, but he’s about to venture into uncharted home run territory. He’s only five away from his single-season career high, and at this rate he could be there by August. Granderson has started 86 games this season, and he’s played in 87 of them. Girardi might have to be careful about overplaying him in the second half, but so far, it’s been hard to take his bat out of the lineup. And it won’t be any easier without Alex Rodriguez.

The minors
Early on, this seemed to be Slade Heathcott’s breakout season. The first-rounder was unbelievably good in April, but he slowed won in May and now he’s on the disabled list with a shoulder problem that reportedly could cost him the rest of the year. Abe Almonte has not had the breakout season the Yankees were hoping for in Tampa, and Eduardo Sosa has been good but not great as Heathcott’s replacement in Charleston. Melky Mesa is hitting .211 in Trenton. The bright spot is Greg Golson, who might be hitting his way into a call-up in Triple-A. Also, keep an eye on Mason Williams in Staten Island. Last year’s fourth-round pick is off to a pretty impressive start.

One question
Do the strikeouts matter?
Before the break, Granderson said he’s been disappointed by his number of multi-strikeout games and by the fact he’s already approaching 100 strikeouts for the season. Obviously it’s not a perfect scenario, but it might simply come with the territory, and as long as it comes with this sort of production, the Yankees might be more than happy with the tradeoff.

The future
Granderson is under contract for next year with a team option for 2013. The Yankees gave up Austin Jackson because they believed Granderson could be their center fielder of the present and the future. Right now, it looks like they were exactly right. Barring something unforeseen, he’ll be around for at least two more years.

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182 Responses to “Yankees at the break: Center field”

  1. Betsy July 13th, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    Well, not much to say. Outside of Mo, Granderson’s my favorite player, maybe in part because I felt he came under WAY too much fire after the trade last year – and this after he came up huge in the Sox series. He was great in the post-season and I really felt he’d have a big year this year……… I’m thrilled that he’s proven me right. MVP or not (and it’s way too early to think that way), he’s a huge cog in the lineup. It’s unbelievable what a little hard work and god-given talent will do – and kudos to Curtis for working very hard at turning a weakness into a strength.

  2. Bret The Hitman July 13th, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    Ok so the term “Beltran” has been banned from LOHUD blogs just as “Cameron” before him.

  3. Bret The Hitman July 13th, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    I’m starting to get the feeling we will be hearing the term “Prince” more frequently after this stuff about his friend CC sweet talking the Yankees.

    It’s just my opinion but I think his theme music when he comes to bat should be “Little Red Corvette”.

  4. GreenBeret7 July 13th, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    Dellin Betances now pitching

  5. blake July 13th, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    Do the Yanks have anybody in the AAA all star game. Its on mlbnetwork at 9

  6. GreenBeret7 July 13th, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    Betances with 1 inning, 1 strikeout, 2 fly outs, 7 pitches, 6 strikes

  7. BoJo July 13th, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    Bret The Hitman July 13th, 2011 at 8:03 pm
    Ok so the term “Beltran” has been banned from LOHUD blogs just as “Cameron” before him.
    ____
    I don’t think the BAN button works….believe me, I’ve tried.

  8. Bret The Hitman July 13th, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    Jerkface tried to ban Gio Gonzalez. What’s up with that? He’s not worried about Jimenez’ BB’s but he can’t sleep at night when he thinks about Gio’s BB’s.

    :lol:

  9. Jerkface July 13th, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    Most of the Yankee allstars pulled out, Adam Warren is in the pen.

  10. yankeefeminista July 13th, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    blake, just Warren. Montero, Vazquez and Whelan all not playing due to injury.

  11. GreenBeret7 July 13th, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    Rominw is now catching

  12. Jerkface July 13th, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    Gio pitches in the Coliseum, Ubaldo pitches in COORS. And he walks less than Gio. But you can ban Ubaldo as well.

  13. blake July 13th, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    I haven’t seen Warren throw in awhile so maybe he will get in

  14. GreenBeret7 July 13th, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    Add Corban Joseph to the lineup with Romine

  15. Jerkface July 13th, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    And I wouldn’t trade Montero for either of them.

  16. tomingeorgia July 13th, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    Bojo,
    Feeling much better now.

  17. yankeefeminista July 13th, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    Base hit for Corban. Why am I not surprised?

  18. GreenBeret7 July 13th, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    Corban Joseph singles up the middle

  19. Bret The Hitman July 13th, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    Jiminez career is 3.9 BB/9

    Gio has progressively improved his BB/9 since his rookie year. He’s at 4.1 BB/9 this season.

    I can clearly see how you were gung-ho against Gio yet crawling up Ubaldo’s patutte.

  20. m July 13th, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    “CJ” should be banned.

    Remember the “douche” conversation we had last week? I read an old SI article about him the day before the ASG. I actually softened my stance on him after reading it. He’s pretty smart, funny, quirky, and sounds like he worked very hard to get where he is.

    But then, he went and blew chunks at the ASG basically giving the Phillies HFA. :mad:

    Not thrilled about a 5 year contract, but if that’s the alternative over Johan Santana then sign me up.

  21. Crawdaddy July 13th, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    Today, I pulled out Baseball America’s 2007 Prospects Handbook. Those that remember the one with Phil Hughes on the cover of it. Anyhow, the following is an excerpt from that 2007 book about Hughes’s curveball after his dominating performance in Trenton.

    “Hughes greatest accomplishment as a pro has been to forsake his slider in favor of a knockout curveball, which is more of a strikeout pitch and produces less stress on his arm. It’s a true power breaking ball that sits in the low 80s with 1 to 7 break. Club officials call it the best in the system because Hughes can throw it for quality strikes or bury it out of the zone because he uses he same arm slot and release point he uses for his fastball.”

  22. m July 13th, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    Any combination of Hughes, curveball, or CB should be banned.

  23. Jerkface July 13th, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    I can clearly see how you were gung-ho against Gio yet crawling up Ubaldo’s patutte.

    Did you even follow the conversation? It was about a 1 for 1 swap of Betances for Ubaldo. I would probably do the same for Gio. I would not trade what it might actually take for either pitcher (since the cost would be huge)

  24. blake July 13th, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    If hughes old curveball was in the low 80′s then it was about 10 mph harder than the one he’s been throwing.

  25. LGY July 13th, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    Pining for DeJesus but bans Beltran.

    Yikes.

  26. Jerkface July 13th, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    But then, he went and blew chunks at the ASG basically giving the Phillies HFA

    I’m actually not too bummed about it. Since the WS is 2-3-2 which is like the least advantageous HFA ever.

  27. Crawdaddy July 13th, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    Also, found out that the current pitching coach at Scranton, Scott Aldred was the pitching coach in Trenton for the 2007 and 2008 seasons. In 2009, he came up to Scranton.

  28. GreenBeret7 July 13th, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    Austin Romine RBI single, Joseph scores

  29. Bret The Hitman July 13th, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    Gio 158+ ERA.

    Would you trade Montero for him?

  30. LGY July 13th, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    Gio progressively improved from a 4.1 BB/9 last year to a 4.1 BB/9 this year!!

  31. Jerkface July 13th, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    If hughes old curveball was in the low 80?s then it was about 10 mph harder than the one he’s been throwing.

    You can youtube Hughes in AA vs I think the mets affiliate and he has his old curve, it was good.

  32. Bret The Hitman July 13th, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    Edit: 158 ERA+

  33. Jerkface July 13th, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    Would you trade Montero for him?

    No, and I wouldn’t trade Montero for Ubaldo either.

  34. Bret The Hitman July 13th, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    LGY,

    Exactly which is RIGHT AT Ubaldo’s career BB/9

  35. blake July 13th, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    Phillies are no lock for the WS.

  36. yankeefeminista July 13th, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    Bret, no!

  37. Jerkface July 13th, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    Exactly which is RIGHT AT Ubaldo’s career BB/9

    But higher than Ubaldo’s BB/9 the last 3 years, and Ubaldo’s career BB/9 is less than Gio’s career bb/9! Why are you comparing seasonal BB9 to career BB9?

  38. Bret The Hitman July 13th, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    You wouldn’t trade Montero for a young, cheap lefty with sporting a 158 ERA+

  39. LGY July 13th, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    Banny and Bets look awfully tempting for late season relief help….maybe MB as our second LOOGY

    ——-

    Manny has a reverse split.

  40. Jerkface July 13th, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    The WS has a higher chance of ending with an even home-away split or the away team actually getting more home games with the 2-3-2 format. I’d change it to 2-2-2-1, but I think teams wouldn’t like game 7 being an away game even though its technically more advantageous to get the 4 home games sooner!

  41. m July 13th, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    The better team doesn’t always win in baseball. That’s why having HFA decided by a single ASG is you know what!

  42. Bret The Hitman July 13th, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    Jerk,

    That’s fine. You can go by current season between Ubaldo and Gio and there just doesn’t seem like enough of a gap when you look at BB/9 and K/BB between the two. I’d say there similar. You pine for one. You should pine for the other.

  43. Jerkface July 13th, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    I’m pining for neither.

  44. Bret The Hitman July 13th, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    LGY was. Aren’t you the same person?

  45. blake July 13th, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    Ubaldo has been rumored to be available…..Gio hasn’t.

  46. Jerkface July 13th, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    LGY was. Aren’t you the same person?

    Only as much as you and chip are the same person.

  47. LGY July 13th, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    Nah. Ubaldo has overpowering stuff, pitches in Coors, and has shown the ability in his short career to consistently go deep into games.

    Gio pitches in a gigantic ballpark with an insane amount of foul territory and has never shown the ability to really pitch deep into games. Patient lineups wait him out b/c he doesn’t attack the zone enough.

    I would much rather have Ubaldo than Gio. Gio is a good pitcher but not someone I’d pine for.

  48. BoJo July 13th, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    Gio is still 3 years younger than Ubaldo IIRC…he’s bringing his BB/9 down and may be better than UJ very soon for control…and while OAk has a pitcher’s park which helps his numbers, I think he would do well in YS with the better defense behind him…so I would do Montero for Gio (no surprise to any I am sure)

  49. Yankee Trader July 13th, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    Jerkface-

    While you’re at it please ban Jesus Montero too-the potentially most exciting power hitter the Yankees have had since the Mick.

    Capiche?

  50. Bret The Hitman July 13th, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    Would you trade Jesus Montero for Ubaldo?

  51. Jerkface July 13th, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    If this is directed to me, I’ve already said I wouldn’t. You can’t read.

  52. BoJo July 13th, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    I’d also do Montero for Ublado, and then let Oakland and Rockies fight it out as to where he actually goes (“The Producers” strategy has yet to be tried in baseball).

  53. Yankee Trader July 13th, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    the potentially most exciting home brewed power hitter since the Mick

  54. BoJo July 13th, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    LGY July 13th, 2011 at 8:46 pm
    Banny and Bets look awfully tempting for late season relief help….maybe MB as our second LOOGY

    ——-

    Manny has a reverse split.
    ___
    Thanks!

  55. Bret The Hitman July 13th, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    It was directed at LGY, so yeah, I guess that means it was directed at you.

  56. LGY July 13th, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    Gio has only pitched into the 8th inning twice in his career.

    I only pine for pitchers that can give you 220 innings in a season. Real #1 guys. Someone who can take the ball and hand it to Mo on a day when the BP is short.

    Gio is nice, but not my type of pine.

  57. BoJo July 13th, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    Yankee Trader July 13th, 2011 at 8:56 pm
    the potentially most exciting home brewed power hitter since the Mick
    ____
    You mean since Rueben Rivera?

  58. Bret The Hitman July 13th, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Gio is paced for his second straight 200 IP season. I’ll take that as my #2. How many #2′s have a 158 ERA+ ?

  59. Yankee Trader July 13th, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Rueben the “glovemanthief”- no interest held in his future power shots to the upper decks like Montero.

  60. LGY July 13th, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    Gio is paced for his second straight 200 IP season. I’ll take that as my #2. How many #2?s have a 158 ERA+ ?

    ——————-

    Then continue to pine away, my friend. Just don’t compare him to Ubaldo.

    I’ll take Gio too. Just not for Montero.

  61. UnKnown July 13th, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    This AAA All Star game on MLB Network is going to be fun to watch. I’m hooked.

  62. pat July 13th, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    Someone said the 3Bman playing in the AAA All Star game for the West is better than Alex. Maybe the Yankees should take a look at him. :wink:

  63. BoJo July 13th, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    Yankee Trader July 13th, 2011 at 9:03 pm
    Rueben the “glovemanthief”- no interest held in his future power shots to the upper decks like Montero.
    ___
    Could you please send me the code to decipher that?

  64. BoJo July 13th, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    Once I have traded Montero for Gio and then for Ubaldo, I’d call up Alderson and trade him for Beltran too. Might as well get as much as we can for him.

  65. BoJo July 13th, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    I don’t know if any of you remember, but there was once a pretty good hockey player that was traded to Rangers and Flyers by the same team at the same time. Big kid…can’t recall his name…later came to Rangers after tooo many concussions..

    Eric Lindross?

    Now there was a creative GM!

  66. m July 13th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    I’ve heard that the PCL all-star SS is a really good athlete. There’s some crazy you tube video of him. :P

    Zach McAllister is a “veteran” in the AAA ASG. Apparently so is this 3B/SS. Isn’t there a point where you say, “Thanks, but no thanks”?

  67. Jerkface July 13th, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    Jeremy Hermida made the AAA ASG!

  68. BoJo July 13th, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    Jerkface July 13th, 2011 at 9:20 pm
    Jeremy Hermida made the AAA ASG!
    ___
    I thought he was released and out of baseball…what team is he on now?

  69. NYY fan in NH July 13th, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    I’m hearing JC Romero is opting out and signing with the Yanks AAA deal. Per Buster Olney

  70. Yanks78 July 13th, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    If you could get Gio for Hughes and Noesi or someone, sure. I would use the real chips for Jiminiez though, if I had to choose between the two.

  71. Yankee Trader July 13th, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    Bojo-

    Sorry, but I’ve banned Ruben Rivera. LOL

    While playing for the Yankees, after a 2002 spring training game, Rivera took teammate Derek Jeter’s glove and bat, and then sold them to a sports memorabilia dealer, reportedly for $2,500. After this became known, his teammates allegedly voted him off the team, and the Yankees released him.

  72. joeman July 13th, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    Jerkface
    Would you trade Jesus Montero for Ubaldo?

  73. yankeefeminista July 13th, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    Norris has it via Olney:

    Buster_ESPN Buster Olney
    by jnorris427
    If Nats don’t promote J.C. Romero to majors,his intention is to opt out of his deal with Washington and sign Class AAA deal with Yankees.
    15 minutes ago

  74. Jerkface July 13th, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    Would you trade Jesus Montero for Ubaldo?

    No

  75. Giuseppe Franco July 13th, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    Jerk….

    Would you trade Montero for Ubaldo?

    Just wanted to be the 3rd or 4th person to ask you the same question….

  76. Jerkface July 13th, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    JC Romero, another guy that can’t get out righties but can get out lefties. .208 .321 .208 .530 against.

  77. joeman July 13th, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    # Jerkface July 13th, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    Would you trade Jesus Montero for Ubaldo?

    No
    —————————————
    didn’t think so

  78. joeman July 13th, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    # Giuseppe Franco July 13th, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    Jerk….

    Would you trade Montero for Ubaldo?

    Just wanted to be the 3rd or 4th person to ask you the same question….
    ————————————————
    was waiting for this comment ….If this is directed to me, I’ve already said I wouldn’t. You can’t read.

  79. Yankee Trader July 13th, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Let me be very clear. I would certainly trade one aformentioned Yankee catcher for a certain banned Rockies pitcher and a yet to be banned Rockies left fielder.

  80. JM July 13th, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    This has nothing to do with trades, and for that I apologize.

    Companies step up to help Christian Lopez with taxes and to pay student loans….

    http://espn.go.com/new-york/ml.....ny_ban_lnk

  81. pat July 13th, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    “Isn’t there a point where you say, “Thanks, but no thanks”?”

    When the check bounces? AAA money isn’t ML money but it’s better than unemployment money.

  82. Jerkface July 13th, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    Carlos Gonzalez is an even bigger risk than Jimenez for me, he stinks outside of Coors.

  83. Giuseppe Franco July 13th, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    There are mics everywhere at the Triple-A All Star Game. The announcers are toning things down a bit so the audience can hear all the ballpark sounds.

    That would be a brilliant idea every time Michael Kay is behind the mic.

  84. joeman July 13th, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    if they could get Carlos Gonzalez & Jimenez for the great Montero I would do that trade

  85. NYY fan in NH July 13th, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    If Ubaldo Jimenez is available and i’m the Yankees. I would give up Montero and others.

  86. LGY July 13th, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    CarGo’s Coors splits are insane.

    His L-R splits are equally insane.

  87. Giuseppe Franco July 13th, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    Seems like Joeman has been trying to trade Montero, Joba, and Gardner for the last three years.

    Just can’t get a break.

  88. yankeefeminista July 13th, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    GF, QFT

    JM, nice story. Thanks!

  89. joeman July 13th, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    # Giuseppe Franco July 13th, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    Seems like Joeman has been trying to trade Montero, Joba, and Gardner for the last three years.

    Just can’t get a break.
    ———————————————-
    Joe I’ll say one thing you have a great memory

  90. joeman July 13th, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    at least I’m consistent

  91. NYY fan in NH July 13th, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    Too get a package of both Rockies. Montero and Hughes to start the talks, but who would you add to sweeten the pot.

  92. joeman July 13th, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    what would Montero,Joba & Gardner bring back…just asking

  93. BoJo July 13th, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    JM July 13th, 2011 at 9:32 pm
    This has nothing to do with trades, and for that I apologize.

    Companies step up to help Christian Lopez with taxes and to pay student loans….

    http://espn.go.com/new-york/ml…..ny_ban_lnk
    ___
    Are these the same companies that hire lobbyists to cut corporate taxes and cut student aid programs? Just wondering what level of hypocrisy we are talking about here..

  94. Yankee Trader July 13th, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    JM-

    Thanks for the story-One good turn does deserve another and another!!

    Jerkface-

    Please ban Jesus[ M]. I don’t want him traded for any yahoo-EXCEPT maybe a certain Rockies rookie starting pitcher, who i don’t dare name and some Rockies player named after a famous ancient city where the Trojan war took place!!! Not much to talk about tonight-HUH? LOL

  95. BoJo July 13th, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    joeman July 13th, 2011 at 9:43 pm
    what would Montero,Joba & Gardner bring back…just asking
    ___
    Fond memories

  96. Yanks78 July 13th, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    “Too get a package of both Rockies. Montero and Hughes to start the talks, but who would you add to sweeten the pot.”

    Anyone but Betances/Banuelos

  97. Giuseppe Franco July 13th, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    People tend to keep trying to unload players they just don’t like.

    At this time last season, nearly half the board wanted Cashman to unload Granderson. How things change.

  98. pat July 13th, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    That Modells’ Sporting Goods lobby isn’t big but they are very vocal.

  99. joeman July 13th, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    # BoJo July 13th, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    joeman July 13th, 2011 at 9:43 pm
    what would Montero,Joba & Gardner bring back…just asking
    ___
    Fond memories
    —————————————
    of what ?

  100. BoJo July 13th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    joeman July 13th, 2011 at 9:51 pm
    # BoJo July 13th, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    joeman July 13th, 2011 at 9:43 pm
    what would Montero,Joba & Gardner bring back…just asking
    ___
    Fond memories
    —————————————
    of what ?
    ___
    Of what might yet be

  101. joeman July 13th, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    # BoJo July 13th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    joeman July 13th, 2011 at 9:51 pm
    # BoJo July 13th, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    joeman July 13th, 2011 at 9:43 pm
    what would Montero,Joba & Gardner bring back…just asking
    ___
    Fond memories
    —————————————
    of what ?
    ___
    Of what might yet be
    ————————————
    ok

  102. Yankee Trader July 13th, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    GF-

    I certainly hope that when the Yankees unload Andruw Jones he doesn’t come back to haunt us! Hope you are well!

  103. BoJo July 13th, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    ***Of HOPES of what might yet be***

  104. LGY July 13th, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    Betances is my fav kid in the system and I’ve been trying to trade him all day! :D

  105. BoJo July 13th, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    Yankee Trader July 13th, 2011 at 9:53 pm
    GF-

    I certainly hope that when the Yankees unload Andruw Jones he doesn’t come back to haunt us! Hope you are well!
    ___
    If coming back to haunt us means he would be “Andruw-ing” around the clubhouse, I think the police can deal with it.

  106. Nick in SF July 13th, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    You can have Ubaldo, I’ll take my chances with Betances! :mad: :mad: :mad:

  107. yankeefeminista July 13th, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    Warren’s pitching.

  108. m July 13th, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    lol, pat.

    Say no to going to a minor league all-star game. :)

    I don’t begrudge anyone trying to make it in baseball. And you have to have a lot of character to stick it out. It’s not easy, that’s for sure.

  109. BoJo July 13th, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    LGY July 13th, 2011 at 9:54 pm
    Betances is my fav kid in the system and I’ve been trying to trade him all day!
    ____
    If you have children, I hope your wife doesn’t leave you alone with them.

    :-)

  110. Yankee Trader July 13th, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Yankeefem-

    Thanks for the alert. Watching now.

  111. Yankee Trader July 13th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    Scorless inning for Warren

  112. LGY July 13th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    If you have children, I hope your wife doesn’t leave you alone with them.

    ——

    What if I see a better kid at the park? :P

  113. Yankee Trader July 13th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    New anticipated post–>

  114. yankeefeminista July 13th, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    YT, you’re welcome.

  115. Giuseppe Franco July 13th, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    Doing very well, YT. Thanks.

    I don’t think Jones is going to get the boot unless they find someone outside the organization before the deadline.

    Perhaps Thames could be that guy, but I would hope they’ll take his glove away from him and burn it.

    I just don’t see someone like Golson being that guy or anyone else already in the system.

  116. Tom in N.J. July 13th, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    The Mysteries of Ubaldo

  117. BoJo July 13th, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    LGY July 13th, 2011 at 10:01 pm
    If you have children, I hope your wife doesn’t leave you alone with them.

    ——

    What if I see a better kid at the park?
    ___
    Exactly

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