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Prior and Soriano taking steps forward

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jul 14, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The Yankees will make one move today, officially putting Alex Rodriguez on the disabled list and adding someone to fill the roster spot. The list of candidates is long. It’s possible to make a case for Greg Golson, Chris Dickerson, Brandon Laird, Jorge Vazquez, Kevin Russo… but whoever gets the call-up, they’re likely to fall into secondary role while Eduardo Nunez gets the bulk of the starts at third base.

As for future moves, two injured relievers took positive steps forward yesterday. Here’s the latest from The Associated Press down in Tampa.

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees right-hander Mark Prior is back pitching after missing almost three months because of a strained groin.

The converted reliever said it was a step in the right direction Wednesday after allowing an unearned run and one hit over two innings for the Gulf Coast League Yankees against Atlanta minor leaguers.

In his first outing since pitching on April 18 at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Prior threw 24 pitches with a fastball that reached 90 mph.

Prior has struggled with shoulder injuries and made his previous major league appearance in August 2006. The 30-year old went 18-6 with a 2.43 ERA in 30 starts for the NL Central champion Chicago Cubs in 2003.

Also, Yankees reliever Rafael Soriano threw 25 pitches during his second batting practice session since going on the disabled list May 17 because of right elbow inflammation.

Soriano signed a three-year, $35 million deal with New York in the offseason to handle the eighth inning, but struggled while adapting to the new role. He was 1-1 with a 5.40 ERA in 16 appearances before the injury.

Left-hander Pedro Feliciano, hoping to avoid surgery for a left shoulder tear, has resumed a light throwing program. Reliever Damaso Marte, coming back from left shoulder surgery, is continuing to throw off a bullpen mound.

Also, the Yankees have finalized a contract with 24-year old Cuban right-hander Reinier Casanova and assigned him to the GCL Yankees.

Associated Press photo of Prior in spring training

 
 

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200 Responses to “Prior and Soriano taking steps forward”

  1. J. Alfred Prufrock July 14th, 2011 at 9:10 am

    Can’t find anything on this Casanova kid. If anyone has any info, please post. Thanks.

  2. 86w183 July 14th, 2011 at 9:14 am

    He’s a lover not a fighter

  3. heyman_sux July 14th, 2011 at 9:15 am

    Odds of him actually being 24?

  4. J. Alfred Prufrock July 14th, 2011 at 9:16 am

    Not good.

    I found some stats on him, but I nothing descriptive.

  5. GreenBeret7 July 14th, 2011 at 9:16 am

    Bring in laird to help out at the 4 corners, Golson to replace Jones and Montero next week to replace Cervelli. Only Montero is not on the 40 man roster.

  6. 86w183 July 14th, 2011 at 9:17 am

    I’m sure he’s older… they always are

    Here’s what baseball-reference.com has on him

    “Reinier was 3-3 with a save and a 6.47 ERA for Pinar del Rio in 2007-2008. He improved to 6-5 with four saves and a 3.22 ERA in 21 games in the hitter-friendly league in 2008-2009. The right-hander then defected from Cuba. “

  7. GreenBeret7 July 14th, 2011 at 9:17 am

    If he can get outs, I don’t care if he’s 24 years old in El Duque years

  8. 86w183 July 14th, 2011 at 9:17 am

    GB 7 —-

    Good morning. I agree with all three moves

    I assume you’re sending out Pena to make room for Laird?

  9. Erin July 14th, 2011 at 9:17 am

    86w183 July 14th, 2011 at 9:14 am
    He?s a lover not a fighter

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

    :lol:

  10. Quiggy July 14th, 2011 at 9:18 am

    Hope it’s Laird. He’s had a disappointing season over all, but he’s been raking of late.

    .351 4HR 14RBI over his last 10 games.

  11. MTU July 14th, 2011 at 9:18 am

    Looks like the living dead are up and about.

    It’s a miracle I tell you. A miracle.

    Hallelujah.

    :)

  12. Mell July 14th, 2011 at 9:19 am

    His GCL teammates will be happy because one of their own can now buy beer.

  13. MTU July 14th, 2011 at 9:20 am

    Make Pena disappear and give me Laird and Golson.

  14. GreenBeret7 July 14th, 2011 at 9:20 am

    86, yes, Pena can help Cervelli drive to Scranton…split the gas fare.

  15. heyman_sux July 14th, 2011 at 9:20 am

    GreenBeret7 July 14th, 2011 at 9:17 am
    If he can get outs, I don?t care if he?s 24 years old in El Duque years
    *****

    Got to see Duque in Game 2, ’98 WS….he may have been 56, but was he a great post season pitcher or what?

  16. J. Alfred Prufrock July 14th, 2011 at 9:21 am

    Thanks, 86, I did see that.

  17. J. Alfred Prufrock July 14th, 2011 at 9:23 am

    Have not seen an update on DePaula status lately, assuming there is one.

  18. GreenBeret7 July 14th, 2011 at 9:23 am

    Dickerson has been out for a week or so with injuries, so, I’m not sure that he’s healthy enough to get back to NY right now. Golson is hitting everything hard, plays a dazzling center field and corners and is in the top 4 in outfield assists.

  19. MTU July 14th, 2011 at 9:24 am

    Real baseball tonite.

    Yeah. Thats’ what I’m talkin’ about.

    :)

  20. yankeefeminista July 14th, 2011 at 9:25 am

    Update on DePaula is that there is no update. Stoneburner is supposed to pitch for Tampa Yankees either today or tomorrow. and the big news is they are now saying NO SURGERY for Heathcott, as per PP.

  21. MTU July 14th, 2011 at 9:26 am

    JAP-

    Still trying to get his papers in order.

    He’ll probably be an old Man by the time they’re issued.

    What BS.

  22. J. Alfred Prufrock July 14th, 2011 at 9:29 am

    Quiggy July 14th, 2011 at 9:18 am
    Hope it’s Laird. He’s had a disappointing season over all, but he’s been raking of late.

    .351 4HR 14RBI over his last 10 games.
    ///

    Laird was solid when we had him down here, good arm, good bat with some pop, not a great 3B but he’s had some development time since I saw him. He was more sure-handed Suttle.

  23. GreenBeret7 July 14th, 2011 at 9:29 am

    Russo is still on Scranton’s DL, so he’s out of the running

  24. J. Alfred Prufrock July 14th, 2011 at 9:29 am

    MTU July 14th, 2011 at 9:26 am
    JAP-

    Still trying to get his papers in order.

    He’ll probably be an old Man by the time they’re issued.

    What BS.
    ///

    Those INS guys are tough.

  25. GreenBeret7 July 14th, 2011 at 9:30 am

    Nova makes the Scranton start tonight.

  26. yankeefeminista July 14th, 2011 at 9:31 am

    Lidge is rehabbing with Reading vs. Trenton this weekend. Perhaps we’ll see Soriano there as well; the battle of the bullpens. ;)

  27. J. Alfred Prufrock July 14th, 2011 at 9:31 am

    yankeefeminista July 14th, 2011 at 9:25 am
    Update on DePaula is that there is no update. Stoneburner is supposed to pitch for Tampa Yankees either today or tomorrow. and the big news is they are now saying NO SURGERY for Heathcott, as per PP.
    ///

    That’s a relief on HC. Good decision to shut him down & let that thing heal. DePaula is like Godot :(

  28. MTU July 14th, 2011 at 9:32 am

    JAP-

    I don’t want to start down that road in a big way.

    Suffice it to say that the level of hypocrisy and inconsistency is pretty amazing.

    ;)

  29. yankeefeminista July 14th, 2011 at 9:32 am

    GB, SWB is on the road or I wouldn’t mind going to see Nova. Any update on whether or not Montero is playing? I haven’t seen any new news but he is supposed to be back this week.

  30. J. Alfred Prufrock July 14th, 2011 at 9:32 am

    Yea YF saw that. Wouldn’t mind seeing Soriano relieve one of the Bs. Looks like I’ll go to both kids’ games.

  31. GreenBeret7 July 14th, 2011 at 9:32 am

    YankeeFem, did you see that Mason Williams has 2 straight 4 hit games?

  32. J. Alfred Prufrock July 14th, 2011 at 9:33 am

    MTU July 14th, 2011 at 9:32 am
    JAP-

    I don’t want to start down that road in a big way.

    Suffice it to say that the level of hypocrisy and inconsistency is pretty amazing.
    ///

    I suspect we’re both too old to be surprised.

  33. GreenBeret7 July 14th, 2011 at 9:34 am

    Montero is eligible to come off of the DL today, YF, but, no word on that, yet.

  34. yankeefeminista July 14th, 2011 at 9:34 am

    JAP, Andrews was the final word on Heathcott. Definitely good news. The injury affects his throwing, but not his hitting supposedly. Hope to see him heal up, and read that he may play in AFL if all goes well.

    Too bad Turley won’t be back though. Whoever said may only 2 weeks was obviously off base; I just read more like 6 and out for the season. Pity.

  35. yankeefeminista July 14th, 2011 at 9:35 am

    *may only be*

  36. MTU July 14th, 2011 at 9:35 am

    JAP-

    Not surprised at all just po’ed.

    ;)

  37. Erin July 14th, 2011 at 9:35 am

    bw51official Next up, Varney & Company on Fox Business at 10 am. For a listing of my tv/radio show appearances, go to… http://fb.me/13MPqaBfX

  38. yankeefeminista July 14th, 2011 at 9:36 am

    Thanks, GB. Here’s hoping. :)

  39. yankeefeminista July 14th, 2011 at 9:39 am

    DePaula’s development is being stymied by bureaucracy. He is on DSL1 roster but unable to pitch. He was projecting to be a fast mover too. Waiting for Godot, indeed! Ugh.

  40. Chip July 14th, 2011 at 9:40 am

    I understand why people want Laird up here – even Golson. My prediction though is that they just call up Dickerson, use Nunez at 3b and leave Pena on the bench as the utility infielder. It’s what they did when Derek went down – I don’t see why they would change it up now.

  41. GreenBeret7 July 14th, 2011 at 9:41 am

    YF, Heathcott will be better of playing the corners as opposed to center. He’s a big kid and plays like it’s football. That’s what he needs to tone down. I think center field may be covered for a few years.

  42. J. Alfred Prufrock July 14th, 2011 at 9:41 am

    yankeefeminista July 14th, 2011 at 9:34 am
    JAP, Andrews was the final word on Heathcott. Definitely good news. The injury affects his throwing, but not his hitting supposedly. Hope to see him heal up, and read that he may play in AFL if all goes well.
    ///

    An “official word” is needed with a kid like Heathcott, considering the way he plays. Need to protect that great arm he’s got, plus throwing with a bad shoulder can affect the rest of his body.

    Too bad about the lefty.

  43. J. Alfred Prufrock July 14th, 2011 at 9:45 am

    MTU July 14th, 2011 at 9:35 am
    JAP-

    Not surprised at all just po’ed.
    ///

    Gotcha.

  44. yankeefeminista July 14th, 2011 at 9:48 am

    GB, I am not surprised. I haven’t seen Mason since the June 19th game in Brooklyn, and he was a beast then. I’ll bet he is grown into a veritable monster at this point. Trenton keeps getting in the way of my getting to SI. I noticed Mets show occasional Cyclone games. Why can YES show some SI games? (sigh)

  45. yankeefeminista July 14th, 2011 at 9:48 am

    *has grown*

  46. yankeefeminista July 14th, 2011 at 9:50 am

    *can’t* (typo city)

  47. 108 stitches July 14th, 2011 at 9:51 am

    Bringing up Golson and Laird are improvements over Jones and Pena.
    Need to send Mitre packing and get the LH in the bullpen that doesn’t cause overuse of Logan.
    We’re past the Super Two status of Montero. Bring him up and send down Cervelli. Montero can split time with Russell Martin. The call to the big leagues may bring out the best in Montero and keep Martin fresher for the rest of the year.

  48. MTU July 14th, 2011 at 9:52 am

    108-

    I agree. Let’s chop out the deadwood and clean up the forest.

    ;)

  49. J. Alfred Prufrock July 14th, 2011 at 9:56 am

    YF, Williams is going to move through the system like lightning. He’ll be in Trenton soon enough. That Friday night game in SI is tempting, but I just can’t do it with both Betances & Banuelos on tap, back-to-back. If they can really limit their control issues, which I think is imminent as they go deeper into the season here, the window for seeing them in Trenton starts shrinking. Got to take advantage of the amazing good fortune of having both these guys down here at the same time.

  50. muddyduck July 14th, 2011 at 9:56 am

    Hi, everyone!

    I’m a longtime Yankees fan up in Alberta, Canada, and I really enjoy coming here for all of the insight and opinion!

    Sending my parents to the game in Toronto tonight and I wondered if anyone happened to know what the Yankees batting practice schedule usually is when they’re on the road. I realize it may depend on the city, but does it usually happen within a given timeframe?

    Was just hoping my parents could be there to see some of the sluggers knock some out!

    Go Yanks!

    Cheers!

  51. MTU July 14th, 2011 at 9:57 am

    And the 1st tree to fall should be Jones.

    Useless doesn’t begin to describe him.

    ;)

  52. GreenBeret7 July 14th, 2011 at 10:01 am

    just think about Williams as he continues his baseball education and learns how to steal bases. I think as he physically matures, Williams will move to more of an RBI spot. Having only seen the Staten Island park on TV, the triples are a surprise. Culver is hitting well…especially after Law said that they were to weak to be good hitters. If they continue this hitting, will Law retract that statement? I think so, since he loves to admit he’s wrong.

  53. yankeefeminista July 14th, 2011 at 10:04 am

    muddyduck, welcome! One question–Oilers or Flames fan? :D

    The visiting team has BP second. Therefore, I would expect if its like NYS, Yanks should be on the field somewhere around 5:30 or later and off by 6:30 at latest??? Just a guess.

  54. GreenBeret7 July 14th, 2011 at 10:05 am

    MTU July 14th, 2011 at 9:57 am
    And the 1st tree to fall should be Jones.

    Useless doesn’t begin to describe him.

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

    Jones hasn’t been a tree for years. More like kindling wood or a scrub pine.

  55. MTU July 14th, 2011 at 10:06 am

    GB-

    Sawdust.

    :)

  56. Erin July 14th, 2011 at 10:07 am

    yankeefeminista July 14th, 2011 at 9:50 am
    *can?t* (typo city)

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

    you’ve been hanging around GB too much. ;)

  57. GreenBeret7 July 14th, 2011 at 10:09 am

    This is a tough stretch of good pitching coming up with Toronto, Tampa and Oakland, but two raw rookies can’t be any worse than Jones, Pena and Cervelli.

  58. Erin July 14th, 2011 at 10:10 am

    jimbaumbach Prosecutor is playing video of oath being administered to McNamee, Scheeler and Clemens before 2/08 congressional hearing. #clemens

    jimbaumbach Prosecutor just showed video of Clemens telling House committee, “Let me be clear. I have never taken steroids or HGH.” #clemens

  59. MTU July 14th, 2011 at 10:10 am

    GB-

    Amen to that brother !

    ;)

  60. GreenBeret7 July 14th, 2011 at 10:10 am

    YF and I had the same teacher…”Killer”.

  61. muddyduck July 14th, 2011 at 10:11 am

    yankeefeminista,

    Thanks so much for the help! Will pass the info along to the folks.

    As for your question, I’m a transplant to Alberta, so I’m pretty indifferent to the Oilers and Flames. I’m actually lifelong Habs fan! Only the best for me in the Habs and Yanks! :)

    Thanks again for the help!

  62. yankeefeminista July 14th, 2011 at 10:11 am

    GB, Law is way off base on Culver. Mason will definitely increase power as he fills out. But he is so speedy, so his versatility allows for variable choices in lineup. I could see Heathcott moving to a COF. Agree, he is far too aggressive for his own good.

    Pruf, Yes, Mason will move quickly. Just needs to fill out. Ditto with Friday night game. Killer B’s are making it difficult to attend other games. I’ll probably pull the back to backer at Trenton and then have Stadium games next week with Hughes likely pitching on the Friday vs. A’s. So, will need to see that start live.

  63. GreenBeret7 July 14th, 2011 at 10:12 am

    MTU July 14th, 2011 at 10:10 am
    GB-

    Amen to that brother !

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

    Hey, hey!!! Read the TOS…no religious talk.

  64. yankeefeminista July 14th, 2011 at 10:14 am

    muddyduck. You definitely have the best of both worlds with Habs and Yankees. ;) I would call the Stadium to double check on BP time, but visitor will definitely be second team up.

  65. yankeefeminista July 14th, 2011 at 10:15 am

    GreenBeret7 July 14th, 2011 at 10:12 am
    MTU July 14th, 2011 at 10:10 am
    GB-

    Amen to that brother !

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

    Hey, hey!!! Read the TOS…no religious talk.
    __________
    GB, unless it is Jesus-inspired. And yes, Killer devoured my spellcheck along with your six pack, so I am not to blame when it comes to spellling/typos. ;)

  66. yankeefeminista July 14th, 2011 at 10:16 am

    *spelling* not 3 “l’s” Sheesh, it’s contagious!

  67. MTU July 14th, 2011 at 10:17 am

    GB-

    Sorry. Got carried away.

    I’m just a zealot for championships is all.

    :)

  68. GreenBeret7 July 14th, 2011 at 10:20 am

    Well, Jesus does mean all things to all people. It would have been great to have Jesus and GODzilla on the same team for divine intervention.

    “Killer” is smart, but, he is self-educated

  69. MTU July 14th, 2011 at 10:20 am

    GB-

    Maybe I need to do pennants ?

    :)

  70. tomingeorgia July 14th, 2011 at 10:21 am

    MTU,
    Groan.

  71. Erin July 14th, 2011 at 10:22 am

    jimbaumbach Gov’t plays video of Rep. Elijah Cummings questioning Clemens about Pettitte’s memory of their conversation about HGH in 99/00. #clemens

    jimbaumbach Judge Walton stands throughout the entire court proceedings. Did you know you burn twice as much calories standing than sitting? #clemens

  72. MTU July 14th, 2011 at 10:23 am

    Tom-

    You know you loved it.

    And even if you didn’t I know GB did.

    He loves bad puns.

    ;)

  73. 98NYY July 14th, 2011 at 10:23 am

    Release Pena bring up Laird and Vasquez

  74. heyman_sux July 14th, 2011 at 10:23 am

    This team already has plenty of divine intervention in the form of the immortal #42

  75. GreenBeret7 July 14th, 2011 at 10:23 am

    MTU July 14th, 2011 at 10:20 am
    GB-

    Maybe I need to do pennants ?

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

    I love bad puns, but, even I wouldn’t have stooped that low.

    Yes, I would.

  76. MaineYankee July 14th, 2011 at 10:24 am

    muddyduck

    Welcome.

    So I guess you don’t like the Bruins. :lol:

  77. Erin July 14th, 2011 at 10:24 am

    jimbaumbach Video: “I believe Andy has misheard… ” Says he told Andy about TV show he saw where 3 older men used HGH “to get their life back” #clemens

  78. MTU July 14th, 2011 at 10:25 am

    GB-

    You’re nothing if not honest.

    Like I said in the past. I know you.

    :)

  79. J. Alfred Prufrock July 14th, 2011 at 10:25 am

    Only the best for me in the Habs and Yanks!
    ///

    We have more championships than Montreal ;) .

  80. yankeefeminista July 14th, 2011 at 10:25 am

    Free Andy Pettitte for 2nd half! :)

  81. GreenBeret7 July 14th, 2011 at 10:28 am

    On the next really slow day, Chad needs to sponsor a pun-off. The worst wins, of course.

  82. yankeefeminista July 14th, 2011 at 10:28 am

    Pruf, We should also have Stoneburner back in Trenton soon! :)

  83. MaineYankee July 14th, 2011 at 10:29 am

    GreenBeret7 July 14th, 2011 at 10:23 am
    MTU July 14th, 2011 at 10:20 am
    GB-

    Maybe I need to do pennants ?

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

    I love bad puns, but, even I wouldn’t have stooped that low.

    Yes, I would.

    —————————————————————————

    You stoop so low you’d be good at Limbo. :lol:

  84. MTU July 14th, 2011 at 10:30 am

    GB-

    Betsy would be a serious contender IMO.

    She very good in a bad sort of way. If you know what I mean.

    ;)

  85. GreenBeret7 July 14th, 2011 at 10:31 am

    Hey, isn’t it time to be out there milking the meese?

  86. GreenBeret7 July 14th, 2011 at 10:33 am

    MTU,

    The rule would be that it can’t have anything to do with Phil Hughes. That would eliminate her.

  87. MTU July 14th, 2011 at 10:33 am

    Maine-

    You’re no slouch yourself. Or maybe you are ?

    :)

  88. LGY July 14th, 2011 at 10:33 am

    Golson is hitting .196 with a .582 OPS vs LHP.

    Why is he an upgrade over Andruw, again?

  89. Erin July 14th, 2011 at 10:33 am

    jimbaumbach Gov’t going to great lengths to show jury when Clemens allegedly committed perjury, made false statements and obstructed Congress. #clemens

    jimbaumbach Video shows Cummings talking about Laura Pettitte confirming Andy’s account. Defense objects; Laura might not be allowed to testify to this.

    jimbaumbach So if judge thinks Laura Pettitte can’t testify to this, why should jury be allowed to see video; that’s the defense’s objection. #clemens

  90. MaineYankee July 14th, 2011 at 10:34 am

    GB7

    If that’s a cross between a moose and a mouse I don’t want to see one.

  91. GreenBeret7 July 14th, 2011 at 10:35 am

    Jones get’s dumped for lack of effort AND talent

  92. MTU July 14th, 2011 at 10:35 am

    GB-

    What about Randy or Blake ?

    How low would they go ?

  93. Erin July 14th, 2011 at 10:37 am

    LGY July 14th, 2011 at 10:33 am
    Golson is hitting .196 with a .582 OPS vs LHP.

    Why is he an upgrade over Andruw, again?

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

    Ummm…because he’s not Andruw Jones. Duh, LGY :P

  94. J. Alfred Prufrock July 14th, 2011 at 10:37 am

    Pruf, Yes, Mason will move quickly. Just needs to fill out. Ditto with Friday night game. Killer B’s are making it difficult to attend other games. I’ll probably pull the back to backer at Trenton and then have Stadium games next week with Hughes likely pitching on the Friday vs. A’s. So, will need to see that start live.
    ///

    That Brooklyn performance from Mason just stays with you. Not just great speed but the jumps he got both in the outfield & on the bases are a part of his skillset going forward. The fact that he’s a LHB is just so intriguing. The arm was also really, really strong. Didn’t know about the arm until I saw it. Could we have another Granderson in the making, with a better arm? Looks like he’ll develop more power. He’s just a string bean right now.

  95. MTU July 14th, 2011 at 10:37 am

    GB-

    “Jones get’s dumped for lack of effort AND talent”

    And for smiling w/o being able to hit.

    ;)

  96. Chip July 14th, 2011 at 10:38 am

    Thoughts:

    1. I don’t believe the Yankees are going to bring up Montero until he’s been off the DL for a little while longer.

    2. I don’t believe the Yankees are going to bring up Montero to play 2 times a week – Russ Martin may not be hitting much but the Yankees love him behind the plate – they’re not going to mess with the chemistry he’s got going with these guys mid season which means at best Montero gets Cervelli’s starts. Also, the Yankees don’t have the option of DHing him given the glut of players that they need to use there right now due to health concerns.

    3. I agree with the need for a second lefty. It sounds like JC Romero plans to opt out of his deal with the Nats by the end of the week and at that point will sign with the Yankees. That’s not a great solution – and I figure if the Yankees have been loathe to bring up Randy Flores there’s no reason to believe they would call up Romero.

    4. The Yankees aren’t releasing Andruw Jones in favor of Greg Golson – Jones is here because he is capable of hitting for power at the Major League level from the right side. If Golson comes up it would be ahead of Dickerson – not Jones.

    5. If it were up to me, I would send Ramiro Pena back to AAA, recall Golson and Laird – play Nunez at 3b and then when you want to give Derek a day off let Nunez play SS and play Laird at 3b.

    6. What I think will happen is the simplest solution – they’ll recall Dickerson; Pena will stay on the bench, Nunez will play 3b.

  97. Erin July 14th, 2011 at 10:38 am

    jimbaumbach With jury out of room, Hardin is arguing validity of jury seeing Cummings discussing Pettitte’s affidavit and Laura Pettitte’s affidavit.

  98. GreenBeret7 July 14th, 2011 at 10:38 am

    MTU July 14th, 2011 at 10:35 am
    GB-

    What about Randy or Blake ?

    How low would they go ?

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

    Not sure about Blake, but, Rady’s lowest limit is next to whale dung.

  99. MTU July 14th, 2011 at 10:39 am

    GB-

    or for smiling w/o a license.

    ;)

  100. J. Alfred Prufrock July 14th, 2011 at 10:39 am

    yankeefeminista July 14th, 2011 at 10:28 am
    Pruf, We should also have Stoneburner back in Trenton soon!
    ///

    Yea, looking forward to that.

  101. Chip July 14th, 2011 at 10:40 am

    If the Yankees pick up Marcus Thames (recently DFA’d by the Dodgers) then you might see Jones released – but I still see that as a very unlikely scenario. The Yankees picked Jones over Thames this winter because Jones can play the OF reasonably well while Thames can’t play it at all – that dynamic has not changed.

  102. Erin July 14th, 2011 at 10:40 am

    jimbaumbach Judge says “I am troubled” by that jury has now seen that Andy Pettitte told his wife about that now famous conversation w/ #Clemens re HGH.

  103. Jeff in Canada July 14th, 2011 at 10:41 am

    Muddy – Southern AB here, so you’re not alone on here! Not a fan of the SNET broadcasts, and it blacks out any other feeds on MLB Extra Innings, but happy the second half is starting.

  104. J. Alfred Prufrock July 14th, 2011 at 10:42 am

    heyman_sux July 14th, 2011 at 10:23 am
    This team already has plenty of divine intervention in the form of the immortal #42
    ///

    :D /:kneelsinreverence

  105. LGY July 14th, 2011 at 10:43 am

    Thames is not an OF so they wouldn’t release Andruw.

    They could just pick up Thames for Alex now that he is on the DL.

  106. GreenBeret7 July 14th, 2011 at 10:43 am

    I would think that a judge would have studied all of the evidence before it being allowed to even be allowed in the court room.

  107. LGY July 14th, 2011 at 10:44 am

    Jones get’s dumped for lack of effort AND talent

    ——-

    How do you know Jones is showing a lack of effort?

  108. Joe from Long Island July 14th, 2011 at 10:44 am

    Agreed about Golson, Laird, and Montero.

    86 – I’ve thought about going up to Toronto to catch the Yanks play there. Let us know how things go for you.

  109. Erin July 14th, 2011 at 10:45 am

    jimbaumbach Judge says prosecutors should have removed that Cummings video clip after he ruled on motion re Laura Pettitte from last week. #clemens

  110. MaineYankee July 14th, 2011 at 10:45 am

    Chip July 14th, 2011 at 10:40 am
    If the Yankees pick up Marcus Thames (recently DFA’d by the Dodgers) then you might see Jones released – but I still see that as a very unlikely scenario. The Yankees picked Jones over Thames this winter because Jones can play the OF reasonably well while Thames can’t play it at all – that dynamic has not changed.

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

    They could get Thames so he could replace Jones and be the backup at 3rd. :lol:

  111. Chip July 14th, 2011 at 10:45 am

    LGY July 14th, 2011 at 10:44 am
    Jones get’s dumped for lack of effort AND talent

    ——-

    How do you know Jones is showing a lack of effort?

    ————-

    Jones has also been playing a fairly solid OF – it’s tough to hit when you only play once every 5 days.

  112. J. Alfred Prufrock July 14th, 2011 at 10:46 am

    Great city, Toronto. Great chinese food.

  113. heyman_sux July 14th, 2011 at 10:46 am

    Concerning the who comes up/who goes down debeate between Dickerson/Golson/Pena etc…

    When in doubt, assume the most vanilla move will be made. I fully expect Nunez @ third, with Dickerson/Pena/Andruw on the bench.

  114. GreenBeret7 July 14th, 2011 at 10:46 am

    Another reason for a mistrial

  115. Chip July 14th, 2011 at 10:46 am

    MaineYankee July 14th, 2011 at 10:45 am
    Chip July 14th, 2011 at 10:40 am
    If the Yankees pick up Marcus Thames (recently DFA’d by the Dodgers) then you might see Jones released – but I still see that as a very unlikely scenario. The Yankees picked Jones over Thames this winter because Jones can play the OF reasonably well while Thames can’t play it at all – that dynamic has not changed.

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

    They could get Thames so he could replace Jones and be the backup at 3rd.
    ————–

    Oh lord.

    Honestly though – if the Yankees weren’t interested in Juan Rivera when he was DFA’d by Toronto I doubt they’ll have any real interest in Thames.

  116. Erin July 14th, 2011 at 10:47 am

    jimbaumbach Hardin asks judge to tell jury to disregard what they had just seen re Cummings talking about Laura Pettitte. #clemens

    jimbaumbach Judge also was troubled gov’t said Stanton/Knoblauch/Pettitte’s PED use in opening statement; Hardin objected and judge agreed. #clemens

  117. Chip July 14th, 2011 at 10:47 am

    heyman_sux July 14th, 2011 at 10:46 am
    Concerning the who comes up/who goes down debeate between Dickerson/Golson/Pena etc…

    When in doubt, assume the most vanilla move will be made. I fully expect Nunez @ third, with Dickerson/Pena/Andruw on the bench.

    —————

    Agreed

  118. West Coast Yankee Fan July 14th, 2011 at 10:49 am

    Repost from last night:

    Here is a more complete list of possible post-season opponents that have tough 1-2 starters. If Colon and Garcia don’t last; and even if they do, our odds of going deep in the post-season would increase greatly if Cashman can pull some magic out of his hat and obtain a strong starter to follow Sabathia.

    Anibal Sanchez appeals to me. I’d also do Montero, Noesi (or Nova) and Warren for Ubaldo Jimenez.

    Roy Halladay/Cliff Lee
    Tim Lincecum/Matt Cain
    Jered Weaver/Dan Haren
    Lester/Beckett
    Price/Shields
    Hudson/Jurrjens
    Greinke/Marcum

  119. GreenBeret7 July 14th, 2011 at 10:51 am

    Dickerson hasn’t played since the middle of last week when he was hurt in the middle of a game. He’s also hittin .230

  120. LGY July 14th, 2011 at 10:52 am

    Chip is right about Golson. If he gets the call it is over Dickerson not replacing Andruw.

    Andruw’s role on the team is to hit LHP by subbing for Gardner in LF or Posada at DH. Since Golson has been terrible against LHP this season he wouldn’t be doing either of those things. The thought of Golson starting at DH for even one game is terrifying and he is neither a better hitter or fielder than Gardner. It’s makes very little sense to have him replace Andruw.

    So where does that leave Golson? He would just be a defensive replacement for Swish at the end of games and pinch runner.

    Sound familiar?

  121. heyman_sux July 14th, 2011 at 10:53 am

    GreenBeret7 July 14th, 2011 at 10:51 am
    Dickerson hasn?t played since the middle of last week when he was hurt in the middle of a game. He?s also hittin .230
    ********

    Then swap for Golson. But I doubt a move like an acquisition of Thames, or even moving up a guy like Laird is in the mix

  122. 86w183 July 14th, 2011 at 10:54 am

    Joe from Long Island —

    Will do. I think there’s a pretty good chance of meeting Swish and/or some others. Have first row seats down the RF line. There will be multiple Yankees caps in my entourage of 5… wouldn’t be surprised if we make the YES telecast.

  123. Bret The Hitman July 14th, 2011 at 10:56 am

    West Coast Yankee Fan July 14th, 2011 at 10:49 am

    Repost from last night:

    Here is a more complete list of possible post-season opponents that have tough 1-2 starters. If Colon and Garcia don’t last; and even if they do, our odds of going deep in the post-season would increase greatly if Cashman can pull some magic out of his hat and obtain a strong starter to follow Sabathia.

    Anibal Sanchez appeals to me. I’d also do Montero, Noesi (or Nova) and Warren for Ubaldo Jimenez.

    Roy Halladay/Cliff Lee
    Tim Lincecum/Matt Cain
    Jered Weaver/Dan Haren
    Lester/Beckett
    Price/Shields
    Hudson/Jurrjens
    Greinke/Marcum

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

    Awesome post! I’d trade Montero+ for either Ubaldo or Gio.

    We have the chips, let’s see what Cashugger can do.

  124. Erin July 14th, 2011 at 10:59 am

    jimbaumbach BREAKING: Clemens’ attorney Rusty Hardin is currently asking judge for a mistrial… on day 2! #clemens

  125. pat July 14th, 2011 at 11:01 am

    Golson up for Alex

  126. Bret The Hitman July 14th, 2011 at 11:03 am

    CC Sabathia/Ubaldo Jimenez

    Roy Halladay/Cliff Lee
    Tim Lincecum/Matt Cain
    Jered Weaver/Dan Haren
    Lester/Beckett
    Price/Shields
    Hudson/Jurrjens
    Greinke/Marcum

  127. Bret The Hitman July 14th, 2011 at 11:03 am

    CC Sabathia/Gio Gonzalez

    Roy Halladay/Cliff Lee
    Tim Lincecum/Matt Cain
    Jered Weaver/Dan Haren
    Lester/Beckett
    Price/Shields
    Hudson/Jurrjens
    Greinke/Marcum

  128. GreenBeret7 July 14th, 2011 at 11:04 am

    pat, I can see Golson coming up, but, not for a third baseman. That’s a lot of dependency on Pena to produce when Jeter gets a break.

  129. Giuseppe Franco July 14th, 2011 at 11:05 am

    You can dream about adding another big name starter until you’re blue in the face but it’s still not going to happen in the next two weeks.

  130. Erin July 14th, 2011 at 11:06 am

    jimbaumbach Hardin just read Laura Pettitte’s affidavit to judge, for the record. He says jury should not have seen clip of Cummings talking about that.

    jimbaumbach Judge is now getting angry, raising his voice as he tells prosecutors they should have gone about this differently. #clemens

    jimbaumbach “Why wasn’t this [video] altered?” judge asks Durham. #clemens

  131. GreenBeret7 July 14th, 2011 at 11:07 am

    Sounds more like they don’t want Swisher on turf just yet. Hopefully, I’m wrong because two power bats missing against Toronto is never good.

  132. Doc Iac July 14th, 2011 at 11:08 am

    who tweets with the name Estefana Namm?

  133. Bret The Hitman July 14th, 2011 at 11:08 am

    The point is that it SHOULD happen if you simply observe the 1-2 punch for every playoff competitor.

  134. LGY July 14th, 2011 at 11:09 am

    Heyman called it.

    The most vanilla move possible.

  135. pat July 14th, 2011 at 11:10 am

    GB

    Should have been more clear. That wasn;t my speculation. George King is reporting that it’s Golson being called up.

  136. West Coast Yankee Fan July 14th, 2011 at 11:10 am

    Giuseppe Franco July 14th, 2011 at 11:05 am

    You can dream about adding another big name starter until you’re blue in the face but it’s still not going to happen in the next two weeks.

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

    Probably not, but it’s possible. Really, no one here has any idea whether it will or not as we are not privy to Cashman’s phone calls. Jimenez rumors as to availability were not predicted; and yes, they are just rumors right now. But talking about a number 2 which is a true need of this ball club makes much more sense to me than Beltran.

  137. Erin July 14th, 2011 at 11:10 am

    jimbaumbach Judge also doesn’t like jury saw Rep. Cummings opining about Andy Pettitte’s credibility because “Andy Pettitte is a critical witness.”

    jimbaumbach “We’ve got a man’s liberty” at hand here, so “gov’t counsel should have been more cautious at what was presented to this jury.” #clemens

  138. JM July 14th, 2011 at 11:10 am

    Re: Clemens. Never a good move to p— off a judge so early in a trial…….

  139. pat July 14th, 2011 at 11:11 am

    Yowza if true

    TJQuinnESPN

    !!Judge calls for break to discuss w colleague before ruling. Looks like mistrial may be coming.

  140. Erin July 14th, 2011 at 11:11 am

    bw51official On the set with Stuart Varney talking about MasterCard Priceless NYC and my new book Rhythms of the Game. http://fb.me/CKR60OTv

    jimbaumbach Judge Walton says he doesn’t see “how I un-ring the bell.” #clemens

  141. Erin July 14th, 2011 at 11:13 am

    jimbaumbach Judge is taking a break to discuss this issue with a colleague. Appears to be on the verge of calling a mistrial. #clemens

    jimbaumbach With judge out of room, Clemens is standing up and talking things over with Hardin. He’s kept his gameface on throughout it all. #clemens

  142. 86w183 July 14th, 2011 at 11:13 am

    Especially a judge who absurdly ruled that the syringe/dna “evidence” was admissible

  143. Mgumpher July 14th, 2011 at 11:16 am

    I wonder if the incompetance of the prosecution is on purpose. If the trial gets thrown out it could end it quickly and be forgotten. It won’t end well for them, but a lot of people think that all the government money spent on PEDs in baseball has been wasted.

    If they declare a mis-trail, the government may not “want” to go through it all again, and just let it drop having already shown that they were willing to go after Clemens. It isn’t the results at times as much as it is the message that is sent.

  144. GreenBeret7 July 14th, 2011 at 11:17 am

    pat, thanks for the Golson update. I’d bet this isn’t the last move in the next day or 2.

  145. 86w183 July 14th, 2011 at 11:19 am

    jeopardy has attached, mistrial means its over

  146. pat July 14th, 2011 at 11:22 am

    Jeff Novitzky showed up in court today for Clemens trial and Prosecutor messed up.

    Karma is alive and well.

  147. Laura - I Bleed Blue July 14th, 2011 at 11:23 am

    “jeopardy has attached, mistrial means its over”

    I’ve watched every episode of Law and Order and my understanding is that if there is a mistrial, the prosecutor can refile the case. If the judge dismisses the charges with prejudice, then the trial is over.

  148. Yankee Trader July 14th, 2011 at 11:24 am

    The Mets have indicated that they will hold onto Carlos Beltran until they get exactly what they want for him, according to ESPN.com’s Buster Olney. They believe that a team in need of offense will give in to their demands and surrender a top prospect for Beltran, who earns $18.5MM this year.

    Fine-go to the Giants.

    Cashman-Just trade for this guy. Better OPS than Beltran and would help in OF for a whole lot less+ is a FA and no NTC.

    http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/players/7118/splits

  149. 108 stitches July 14th, 2011 at 11:25 am

    The money Clemens received from the Yankees in 2007 as a pro-rated contract and a 6-6 record has long since been in the pockets of his lawyer, Rusty Hardin.

  150. blake July 14th, 2011 at 11:27 am

    Wow….rough month for prosecutors

  151. GreenBeret7 July 14th, 2011 at 11:29 am

    If Bonds walked, Clemens should too, for the same offense. Whether it’s a fed grand jury or Congress, it’s the same offense.

  152. Giuseppe Franco July 14th, 2011 at 11:30 am

    # Bret The Hitman July 14th, 2011 at 11:08 am

    The point is that it SHOULD happen if you simply observe the 1-2 punch for every playoff competitor.

    ———

    That’s your problem. What YOU think should happen is not what a real GM thinks. None of your trade scenarios are ever based on an ounce of realism.

    You demanded that Cashman trade for Grady Sizemore a week after his return after he hit a few dingers thinking he’ll be a perennial 30-30 guy again and not taking into account his health issues of the past few years.

    As far as I know, Sizemore doesn’t even have a stolen base this season yet and he hasn’t hit a whole lot. Never mind the fact that he went on the DL again after his initial return.

    How many disastrous moves do you think Cashman would have made by now if he took your advice and made all the moves you believe he SHOULD make?

    There isn’t a Yankee prospect you wouldn’t trade for your newest flavor of the day.

    Impulse trading is not how you run a major league ballclub.

  153. blake July 14th, 2011 at 11:31 am

    The Mets aren’t getting a top prospect and all that salary relief for 3 months of Beltran. I just don’t see that……they could potentially get a nice player but I don’t see teams giving their one of their top guys for him.

  154. upstate kate July 14th, 2011 at 11:31 am

    There are many things I would rather the govt would spend our money on than prosecuting Clemens…education comes first to my mind.
    Clemens has already been found guilty in the court of public opinion, and regardless of the outcome of this trial, that will not change.

  155. Bronx Jeers July 14th, 2011 at 11:31 am

    Judge says he is leaning towards a mistrial.

    Your tax dollars at work….

  156. Erin July 14th, 2011 at 11:32 am

    jimbaumbach Judge said he was leaning toward mistrial. #clemens

    jimbaumbach It’s been 20 minutes since judge left the courtroom to deliberate over calling a mistrial. Or, in his words, “un-ring the bell.” #clemens

  157. LGY July 14th, 2011 at 11:33 am

    jeopardy has attached, mistrial means its over

    —————–

    The prosecutor messed up, but this wouldn’t be a case of misconduct.

  158. Mell July 14th, 2011 at 11:33 am

    my understanding is that if there is a mistrial, the prosecutor can refile the case

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

    That’s my understanding as well. I hope they don’t though. I think Clemens is a low life bag of fleas and don’t doubt for a second he used PED’s and lied about it. Still, this kind of crap just isn’t worthy of the time and expense required to prosecute it.

  159. J. Alfred Prufrock July 14th, 2011 at 11:33 am

    I hope King’s right. Golson has earned a callup, regardless of his numbers vs. LHP. In a SSS, he’s hit well against lefties in the majors, going 6 for 20 or something with a pair of doubles.

    Golson is probably the best defender throughout the Yankee organization, at least from the guys I’ve gotten to see. Melky Mesa could give him a run for his money (need to see more of Mason Williams to see if he’s in that select group), but that’s about it for the guys I get to see, all skills considered for OF defense (range, athleticism, good reads, arm).

    Golson’s still young too & maybe Long can get him going against lefties. His OBP is also like .350 I think this season, that’s big for him.

  160. Laura - I Bleed Blue July 14th, 2011 at 11:33 am

    “If Bonds walked, Clemens should too, for the same offense. Whether it’s a fed grand jury or Congress, it’s the same offense.”

    How about the case shouldn’t have even been brought to trial in the first place? All of the things plaguing this country right now and it’s a priority to prosecute baseball players for lying? I think I speak for 99% of the country when I say “Who gives a rat’s behind??!!!”

  161. blake July 14th, 2011 at 11:33 am

    They are discussing on mlbradio whether FOX has actually hurt baseball more than steroids over the last decade……their argument is that they black out games on saturdays and that the broadcasts are horrible. Can’t say that I disagree.

  162. Yankee Trader July 14th, 2011 at 11:35 am

    Prosecution’s chief witness, McNamee will probably see jail time for having uncapped syringes in his posession without proper disposal of hazardous waste!!!

    See the split stats for Reed Johnson, Trade for him, dump Jones.

    http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/players/7118/splits

  163. blake July 14th, 2011 at 11:37 am

    As I said yesterday……they should forget the trial and sentence Clemens to one year of a strict Vegan diet (after they teach him what it is)

  164. J. Alfred Prufrock July 14th, 2011 at 11:38 am

    They are discussing on mlbradio whether FOX has actually hurt baseball more than steroids over the last decade
    //

    Hahaha. That’s beautiful.

  165. blake July 14th, 2011 at 11:40 am

    Seriously though…..FOXs broadcast of the all star game is awful….they said it was them who approached Selig about making it count because their ratings were down.

  166. upstate kate July 14th, 2011 at 11:43 am

    I do have to give McCarver credit for speaking highly of D-rob, and giving a plug to his High Socks for Hope charity during the ASG.
    Joe Buck has no redeeming value that I can see. I still get annoyed remembering him discussing a Halloween costume from his youth during the 09 WS instead of talking about our wonderful Yankees.

  167. Joe from Long Island July 14th, 2011 at 11:43 am

    blake – yeah, I saw that about the ratings. Bud needs to do something, because the AS Game has become a joke, and not just around here. The poor ratings, steadily going down, confirms that.

    My suggestion – do away with having somebody from every team, as well as fan voting.

  168. Erin July 14th, 2011 at 11:44 am

    blake July 14th, 2011 at 11:33 am
    They are discussing on mlbradio whether FOX has actually hurt baseball more than steroids over the last decade

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

    :lol:

    Classic.

  169. West Coast Yankee Fan July 14th, 2011 at 11:44 am

    Mell July 14th, 2011 at 11:33 am

    That’s my understanding as well. I hope they don’t though. I think Clemens is a low life bag of fleas and don’t doubt for a second he used PED’s and lied about it. Still, this kind of crap just isn’t worthy of the time and expense required to prosecute it.

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

    I disagree and here’s why. Many average Joe’s are prosecuted and jailed every year for perjury. The rich and famous need to be held to account as well. Clemens is getting his day in court and Rusty Hardin, who I know of from my Houston days, is a top-drawer very competent attorney with a great reputation. In a justice system attempting to be fair, everyone should be seen as equal in the eyes of the law.

  170. heyman_sux July 14th, 2011 at 11:44 am

    Most national broadcasts are disliked because, try as they might, major networks don’t know the ins-and-outs of each team like the fans of that particular team might. FOX, however, seems to think America has an obsession with Joe Buck. Unless its football, he sounds entirely disinterested and bored.

    I’m partial to the TBS broadcasts…Ernie Johnson isn’t great, but Ron Darling offers some pretty decent insight without sounding biased

  171. Joe from Long Island July 14th, 2011 at 11:46 am

    Joe Buck has said that he finds baseball boring, and much prefers football.

  172. upstate kate July 14th, 2011 at 11:46 am

    The new crew for espn isn’t bad.

  173. GreenBeret7 July 14th, 2011 at 11:46 am

    The ASG has outlived it’s usefulness. Take the 3 days and play games to shorten the season.

  174. Erin July 14th, 2011 at 11:47 am

    jimbaumbach Judge says, with what has occurred, can Clemens get a fair trial? #clemens

  175. blake July 14th, 2011 at 11:48 am

    I think a couple of things are the start time and how FOX tends to go on endlessly before the game even starts…..usually like 40 minutes after the broadcast starts. Another is the interleague play has watered down the matchups….. and just how the game is played……its marketed as a game that matters…..but its not played that way and I think that puts fans off.

  176. Erin July 14th, 2011 at 11:49 am

    jimbaumbach I think it’s going to be very difficult to undermine his credibility, judge says of Pettitte. He hasn’t announced decision yet. #clemens

  177. GreenBeret7 July 14th, 2011 at 11:49 am

    upstate kate July 14th, 2011 at 11:46 am
    The new crew for espn isn’t bad.

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

    I could live without hearing Valentine, Kruk and Sutcliffe.

  178. blake July 14th, 2011 at 11:50 am

    Buck is actually worse than McArver…..Tim is a terrible announcer but at least he tries and is agenda free.

  179. Erin July 14th, 2011 at 11:50 am

    jimbaumbach Judge: “Sadly I have reached a conclusion that to permit this case to go forward with the government having done what it did…”

    jimbaumbach Judge: “Mr. Clemens has not get a fair trial before this jury, so I will declare a mistrial.”

  180. heyman_sux July 14th, 2011 at 11:51 am

    GreenBeret7 July 14th, 2011 at 11:46 am
    The ASG has outlived it?s usefulness. Take the 3 days and play games to shorten the season.
    *******

    I tend to agree…at it’s inception it was a chance for fans to see the stars of every team on one field together. We see them all on sportscenter every night anyhow, so what’s the point?

    The Yanks could surely use those three days to make up for some of the rainouts this year…

  181. Erin July 14th, 2011 at 11:51 am

    upstate kate July 14th, 2011 at 11:46 am
    The new crew for espn isn?t bad.

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

    I beg to differ.

  182. BoJo July 14th, 2011 at 11:52 am

    blake July 14th, 2011 at 11:37 am
    As I said yesterday……they should forget the trial and sentence Clemens to one year of a strict Vegan diet (after they teach him what it is)
    ____
    There is such a thing as cruel and unusual punishment. HAVE YOU NO SHAME?!?!?!

  183. Against All Odds July 14th, 2011 at 11:52 am

    jimbaumbach Judge: “Mr. Clemens has not get a fair trial before this jury, so I will declare a mistrial.”

    ——————————-

    unbelievable

  184. blake July 14th, 2011 at 11:52 am

    I think Costas should do all national broadcasts and especially big stuff like the WS and ASG. Buck did say that he would step aside during and let Scully do the WS before he retired if he wanted to…….we can only hope.

  185. Erin July 14th, 2011 at 11:52 am

    jimbaumbach Judge said now they have to address whether this can be re-prosecuted. Hardin asks for 10 days before a hearing on matter. #clemens

    jimbaumbach Hearing scheduled July 29. #clemens

  186. pat July 14th, 2011 at 11:53 am

    “Many average Joe’s are prosecuted and jailed every year for perjury.”

    and as someone so accurately joked he other day, Congress lies to Congress everyday so perhaps the Pledge of Allegiance should be followed by swearing on the bible prior to ever session of Congress opening and the country would be in much better shape.

  187. Mell July 14th, 2011 at 11:53 am

    I’m partial to the TBS broadcasts…Ernie Johnson isn’t great, but Ron Darling offers some pretty decent insight without sounding biased

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

    Darling is the best NYC area color guy by a country mile.

  188. Erin July 14th, 2011 at 11:54 am

    blake July 14th, 2011 at 11:50 am
    Buck is actually worse than McArver?..Tim is a terrible announcer but at least he tries and is agenda free.

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

    agreed. I’ve always hated Buck. And I’m still scarred from hearing him sing a couple lines from “When Doves Cry” during a NYY/Boston game at Fenway last year.

  189. blake July 14th, 2011 at 11:55 am

    Mistrial……nice work. Now Andy can pitch! :)

  190. Erin July 14th, 2011 at 11:55 am

    jimbaumbach BREAKING: Sept 2 will be the actual hearing on the new trial; there are other dates for both sides to file arguments. #clemens

  191. Erin July 14th, 2011 at 11:55 am

    blake July 14th, 2011 at 11:55 am
    Mistrial??nice work. Now Andy can pitch!

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

    :)

  192. GreenBeret7 July 14th, 2011 at 11:55 am

    Well, it took less time than I thought to get a mistrial. A multimillion dollar stable worth of attorneys and the government still screws it up. A stable is where they belong.

  193. blake July 14th, 2011 at 11:56 am

    Let’s just say Joe is no Jack Buck…….agree that Darling is pretty good..

  194. Mell July 14th, 2011 at 11:56 am

    In a justice system attempting to be fair, everyone should be seen as equal in the eyes of the law

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

    They should. I’m not sure Clemens is though. Didn’t Palmeiro lie to congress too? Maybe I missed his trial. Beyond baseball, lot of lying being done up on Capitol Hill, inlcuding by congress itself. I think they may be guilty of selective prosecution in this case.

  195. upstate kate July 14th, 2011 at 11:57 am

    really Erin/GB? You don’t think the new crew is better than Jon Miller and Joe Morgan?

  196. Erin July 14th, 2011 at 11:59 am

    kate-both crews suck IMO. ;)

  197. Erin July 14th, 2011 at 11:59 am

    New Post: Pitching matchups in Toronto

    :arrow:

  198. 86w183 July 14th, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    Dan Shulman is a terrific pbp guy, one of the best.

    Buck is very good on football, but I can’t stand his baseball

    Up to judge if jeopardy attached. Don’t see how it doesn’t since the prosecution was presenting its case and a jury was already seated. No hard and fast rule, but it would be stunning to me if he determines jeopardy didn’t.

    You also have a case for presecutorial misconduct since they edited the video after the ruling that certain parts had to be deleted.

    I doubt it was unintentional

  199. GreenBeret7 July 14th, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    Kate, they had very little to do to improve on Miller/Morgan and that’s exactly what happened. They did very little to improve it…actually, they made it worse. You have a clown, a drunk and a guy that thinks he invented baseball. They would have been better off with Clarabell the Clown. WC Fields and Tony LaRussa.

  200. upstate kate July 14th, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    GB
    :)


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