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Pitching matchups vs. Baltimore

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

The Yankees have made it fairly clear that Ivan Nova is expected to start one of those double header games on Saturday, but for now it’s still a TBA. It’s also unclear who is going to start which game on Saturday, but I went ahead and listed the only announced starters for the opener of the double header.

Tonight
RHP A.J. Burnett (8-8, 4.21 ERA)
vs.
RHP Jeremy Guthrie (4-14, 4.33)
7:05 p.m., YES Network

Saturday (Game 1)
RHP Bartolo Colon (7-6, 3.29)
vs.
LHP Zach Britton (6-7, 4.05)
1:05 p.m., YES Network

Saturday (Game 2)
TBA
vs.
TBA
7:05 p.m., YES Network / MLB Network

Sunday
RHP Freddy Garcia (9-7, 3.23 ERA)
vs.
RHP Jake Arrieta (9-7, 5.02)
1:05 p.m., YES Network

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144 Responses to “Pitching matchups vs. Baltimore”

  1. Irreverent Discourse July 29th, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    I’m afraid of what Hardy is going to do to AJ tonight. I hope he can limit the damage.

  2. m July 29th, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    I’m afraid of what Guthrie is going to do to our players. :mad:

  3. G. Love July 29th, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    Any moment now Gammons will release that the Red Sox will begrudgingly offer Weiland, Middlebrooks, Bowden, Iglesias and a lifetime Red Sox Nation membership for Ubaldo & Tulo straight up and that the Rockies should take it since Weiland according to a source is a future Cy Young winner, Middlebrooks is Mike Schmidt reincarnated, Iglesias can play the left side of the field by himself and Bowden projects to be the best relief pitcher Boston has ever developed since Craig Hansen and Manny Delcarmen.

    Not to mention all the Red Sox prospects are good all American boys with the exception of Iglesias who while not born in America, got a 100 on his citizenship test and is a Civil War re-enactor on the side who uses his defensive prowess to defeat the south in his re-enactments. Not to mention all of the above visit local firehouses and listen to Smithereens records voraciously while forming a garage band that plays guitar driven indie rock.

    If the Rockies don’t take that package, they’d regret it for the rest of their lives!

  4. Irreverent Discourse July 29th, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    Guthrie is 3-9 with a 5.4 ERA against the Yankees. Why would you be worried about that?

  5. Phranchise July 29th, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    Ha of course. Got to love Gammons though.

    My favorite of all time was his Matt Clement Cy Young prediction that year.

    If there ever was a Homer.

    Good for him though. The only thing, how can you take anything he says seriously. Let alone him being THE opinion of ESPN baseball forever,

  6. m July 29th, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    Guthrie always seems to lose his “control” when he faces us. Players need to wear body armor.

  7. Nick in SF July 29th, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    Very prudent, letting Colon pitch the morning game on Saturday and Ubaldo the night game.

  8. hardwired7 July 29th, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    “Why would you be worried about that?”

    Exhibit A: http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play......d=12215535

  9. Betsy July 29th, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    TroyRenck Troy Renck, Rockies

    I don’t understand the continued characterization of Jimenez nationally as a malcontent..You’d think he was Terrell Owens.. It’s beyond unfair…Perception isn’t reality when it comes to Jimenez…If people really knew him they would realize how wrong they are about these statements…Jimenez is not mad at Tulo-CarGo.. .He signed his own contract at family’s insistence. …He and Apodaca are not on the outs..I am not questiong other people’s sources.. I am just saying I have known Jimenez for five years…He’s the hardest working pitcher they’ve ever had. He’s been a role model in Latin America. A mentor to young players..He admitted he made a mistake going to Europe in January…And he should have spoken up about hip flexor in spring training..If Rox trade him. I get it.. But please know it’s not because he’s a bad guy or teammate. There are no questions about his character. Zero

    Then Sherman, lol:

    Joelsherman1 Joel Sherman

    I’m sure #Rockies trying to trade 27yr-old on great pact who was best P in MLB 1st half last yr because they love and believe in him

  10. sunny615 July 29th, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    Joelsherman1 Joel Sherman
    I’m sure #Rockies trying to trade 27yr-old on great pact who was best P in MLB 1st half last yr because they love and believe in him

  11. Benny Blanco July 29th, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    G.Love,

    I need an injection of optimism right now. What’s your gut feeling regarding UJ? Do we get him?

  12. Irreverent Discourse July 29th, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    Ahh gotcha m.

    In 15 career games against the Yankees, Guthrie has hit 10 batters. By comparison, he has hit one batter in 15 games against the Tampa Bay Rays; one batter in 15 games against the Boston Red Sox; and three batters in 14 games against the Toronto Blue Jays.

    If I was Jeter I would wear the catcher gear during my first at bat. :)

  13. sunny615 July 29th, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    http://www.recordonline.com/ap.....-1/SITEMAP

    about banuelos and betances

  14. Chip July 29th, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    IMNSHO –

    Ubaldo Jimenez will not be dealt this weekend. Teams will revisit the player over the winter.

    There will be a lot more teams who will be in on him over the winter than there are right now and given the scarcity of quality FA pitchers that will be available I could see teams that miss out on CC or CJ looking to him as a fall-back. Think of him as next year’s Zack Greinke.

  15. G. Love July 29th, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    Benny,

    I think we do, but I think it’s going to cost Montero and Betances but not Banuelos. I think the Yankees and Rockies have been dancing for awhile and all the Red Sox leaks are meant to get the Yankees to panic before the deadline.

    I think by Sunday night we get Ubaldo, but a lot of fans in here are going to be furious at what we ended up paying.

    That said, with the win-now core of Mo, Jeter, Arod, Tex, CC, etc. I think the Yankees getting a 27 yo top of the rotation starter who is locked up for several more years is a great move.

    I just think the price is gonna hurt. I wanted to see Montero make it up here. I don’t think he’s getting the chance unless the Rockies pull Ubaldo off the table completely or get the chips they want from another org. That said, I think they wanted the Yankees goodies all along. I think they’re going to get some of them.

  16. Warning Track Power July 29th, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    How many times will the opposing pitcher
    hit a Yankees batter this weekend?
    The o’s always seem to throw at the Yankees. Will that change this weekend?
    Probably not.

  17. Nick in SF July 29th, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    “TRENTON, N.J. — Manny Banuelos, a top Yankees pitching prospect at Double-A Trenton, admits he cringes every time his Blackberry makes a peep.”

    Don’t I know that feeling well. Come with me to the Photon 4G, Manny, and don’t look back.

  18. SoS July 29th, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    Imagine what TBA’s pitch count will be in the 2nd game of the doubleheader when hes stuck pitching for both teams. He should get a time and a half for that day.

  19. m July 29th, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    I don’ t know how anyone can argue that Ubaldo would be a bad pick up.

    You can argue that you don’t want to part with certain blue chippers, but to argue against the idea of Ubaldo in and of itself is crazy.

  20. bisonthrow July 29th, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    If anyone will be left here after this weekends series Id love for it to be Markakis… He would do great in RF allowing swish to move to DH and have 4 manageable OFs

  21. Phranchise July 29th, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    The problem with holding onto Jiminez now for Colorado though is:

    Did this make him even more of a malcontent when he isn’t dealt if he really is right now?

    When they look to trade him maybe in the off season, guys with one year left on deals may be put on the market, this includes Danks, Cain, Grienke and others. So much more talent. Jiminez is the best pitcher available right now.

  22. Irreverent Discourse July 29th, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    Betsy July 29th, 2011 at 1:30 pm
    Yeah, and it’s not too hard to follow that Garcia is a better pitcher than AJ………but then again, maybe it is hard for some to follow

    Except, he’s not… he’s only pitching well this year.

    AJ is a much better pitcher than you will ever admit. His runs are given up in short bunches (he can seemingly give up a HR to anyone) but overall he is much better at limiting damage against more potent lineups. This gives him the ability to be “shut down” in a playoff game against a tougher lineup. Garcia should and will get rocked by the better lineups in the playoffs because his stuff isn’t that good. He owns the mediocre lineups and that keeps his numbers clean, so you think he’s better.

    It’s ok. We know you can’t follow anything.

  23. spidanyc July 29th, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    Is Middlebrooks a better third base prospect than Brandon Laird?

  24. sunny615 July 29th, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    Kuroda seems “apprehensive” about waiving his no-trade clause, according to Scott Miller of CBSSports.com, who hears that Kuroda may only accept a deal to the Yankees or Red Sox. The Tigers, Rangers and Indians remain interested.

    (MLBTR)

  25. sunny615 July 29th, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    Joelsherman1 Joel Sherman
    TOTAL SPECULATION: But #Phillies had scout at #Yankees Double-A yest to see Betances Wonder if Yanks could be 3d team in Pence #Astros talk?

  26. sunny615 July 29th, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    I don’t see how the Yankees would part with Betances for Pence, or anyone the Phillies have to offer outside of Cliff Lee or Roy Halladay.

  27. Warning Track Power July 29th, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    Olney on ESPN today said that Kuroda may not waive his no-trade clause, regardless of which team wants his services.
    Olney also said the price is very high and which team will be willing to give up so much in
    exchange for Kuroda

    ***once again these team are asking for a lot in return for a player-sometimes the best trade is the trade that is never made***

  28. LockDown July 29th, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    Twitter

    Joelsherman1 Joel Sherman
    Heard #Phillies might be willing to redirect D.Brown to 3d team to get prospects #Astros prefer for Pence. Hou likes #Braves prospects more

    Joelsherman1 Joel Sherman
    TOTAL SPECULATION: But #Phillies had scout at #Yankees Double-A yest to see Betances Wonder if Yanks could be 3d team in Pence #Astros talk?

    Joelsherman1 Joel Sherman
    Guess point of my TOTAL SPECULATION was missed: #Yankees would trade Betances for Brown, get young hi-level OF that system badly lacks

    I Would rather have one of those ACES

  29. Phranchise July 29th, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    Of course he is !!!! But seriously, stats are close. Except Laird isn’t considered much of a prospect, but Middlebrooks is headed to the HOF

    Laird AA – 107 games 23 homers 90 rbis batted .291 age 22 (last year)

    Middlebrooks AA – 71 games 14 homers 61 rbis .304 age 22

  30. 108 stitches July 29th, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    spidanyc July 29th, 2011 at 1:45 pm
    Is Middlebrooks a better third base prospect than Brandon Laird?
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    If you believe Gammons, he’s the 2nd coming of Mike Schmidt. Gammons personally scouts all Boston players which makes you wonder how he ever manages to find time for MLB-TV, his NESN booth commentary and several other appearances. He must work out of a phone booth.

  31. Benny Blanco July 29th, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    G.Love,

    It’s suppose to hurt, we can’t have everything. I wanted to see AJackson in center but it didn’t happen.

    Montero’s name has been used in the halladay and cliff lee deal and nothing happened.

    If he does not get traded this time I strongly believe that he will stay in pinstripes, however Austin romine may turn out to be the better catcher in the end. who know’s

    If I could only be a fly on the wall in yankee front office listening to whats going on with the negotiations…DAMN!!

    The suspense!!!

  32. pat July 29th, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    “Weiland can pitch in the majors right now. ”

    Ok. I’ll ask the obvious question…..then why do they need to trade him and a 3Bman for Ubaldo?

  33. G. Love July 29th, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    Benny,

    I think the Yankees are looking at the fact that they love Russell Martin, need DH for Arod and possibly Jeter and have Tex locked up at 1b so they don’t see an easy place to put Montero.

    This is essentially why they are going to deal him. I think they get Ubaldo because the top pitching prospects are years away from being rotation stalwarts while Ubaldo gives them a young dynamic starting pitcher at age 27 who will play for peanuts in the next few years. Ubaldo’s salary being low allows the Yankees to stay agressive on the free agent market to fill holes.

    I think this is the deal Cashman was waiting for. He’s not Lee or Hallyday, but he’s what they philosophically were looking for to help make this rotation a strength.

    The deal is going to hurt though if Montero becomes a .300 hitter with power in the majors. The Yankees will end up paying some vet 20 million a year to be that guy for them when they could have had one for peanuts if they kept him.

  34. Warning Track Power July 29th, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    Benny,
    What you wrote makes a lot of sense.
    I will exchange one WS title in 2011 or 2012 or 2013 for the opportunity to
    trade any top Yankees prospect.
    Does that make sense?

  35. Chip July 29th, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    pat July 29th, 2011 at 1:56 pm
    “Weiland can pitch in the majors right now. ”

    Ok. I’ll ask the obvious question…..then why do they need to trade him and a 3Bman for Ubaldo?

    ————

    I could pitch in the majors right now – I wouldn’t be any good but I could do it.

  36. m July 29th, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    pat,

    lol. It’s an obvious upgrade. But you made your point.

    Why are the Phillies trading away D. Brown?

  37. Phranchise July 29th, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    Yes, but next year Posada is gone.

    Martin has an option they can pick up. Past next year they won’t give him a big deal to stay.

    DH is open to move guys around.

    So Montero/Martin split time behind the plate. You get Montero atbats at DH as well. The days you want to rest Tex or Arod are the games Montero catches.

    This is exactly a Girardi/Posada situation.

  38. Phranchise July 29th, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    Chip – lol.

  39. m July 29th, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    Maybe we can get us some Victorino for RF. Win-win for me. :)

  40. Warning Track Power July 29th, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    Phranchise pretty much nailed it.
    Unless Montero is traded before the 2012 season begins, he and Martin will be the 2012 version of Girardi/Posada circa 1996-1998.
    Eventually Montero will be the type of player that will force himself into the line-up more than
    Martin.

    Posada will either retire or sign elsewhere.
    Cervelli will be traded or sent down to AAA or waived outright to
    make room for Montero

  41. m July 29th, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    Poll Question:

    How many trades do the Yankees do before the deadline?

    0
    1
    2

  42. jacksquat July 29th, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    I think Girardi held back an offensive catcher in Posada (still bad blood there) and may hold back another offensive catcher in Montero, or even cause him to be traded.

  43. Mike Ri July 29th, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    m –

    1 (very minor ) lefty reliever

  44. SoS July 29th, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    3
    A dh/utility
    A reliever
    A starter

  45. Phranchise July 29th, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    I am saying two non impact trades.

    And I am going with my preseason projection.

    Johan Santana clears waivers, proves to be healthy enough. And the Yankees take him on paying a block of the two years remaining, don’t give up any high level talent.

    Gives the Yankees a CC/Santana combo in the playoffs.

    Mets free up loads of cash in order to keep Reyes and continue the rebuild.

  46. sunny615 July 29th, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    Rival teams say the Dodgers want a young starting pitcher or a catcher who’s close to the Major Leagues for Kuroda, according to ESPN.com’s Jayson Stark.

    (MLBTR)

  47. Benny Blanco July 29th, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    G.Love,

    When you thinking about it, the yankees have alot of young arms. How many of them will get an opportunity to flourish as a yankee

    Nova*
    Warren
    Noesi
    betances
    Banuelos
    Brackman
    Mitchell

    etc.etc…. Not all of them will be studs. You have to be extremely lucky to guess the right one.

  48. Phranchise July 29th, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    Ok, I don’t really see it happening, but I do think it is intriguing depending on the money the Yankees would pay to the contract given other injury prone guys like Harden or Bedard who were other possibilities.

  49. Chip July 29th, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    sunny615 July 29th, 2011 at 2:17 pm
    Rival teams say the Dodgers want a young starting pitcher or a catcher who’s close to the Major Leagues for Kuroda, according to ESPN.com’s Jayson Stark.

    ————-

    Ok, they can have Cervelli and Lance Pendelton

  50. G-C July 29th, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    I still believe in AJ.

    I’m looking forward to him getting on an extended roll in August and September, starting tonight.

  51. Erin July 29th, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    G-C July 29th, 2011 at 2:18 pm
    I still believe in AJ.

    I?m looking forward to him getting on an extended roll in August and September, starting tonight.

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

    me too :)

  52. pat July 29th, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    The Igawa money coming off the books next year would cover Ubaldo’s 2012 salary. :shock:

  53. Triple Short of a Cycle July 29th, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    Other then Beltran are there any players that come out and say they want to go to the Yankees. Or push their teams to trade them here. It seems like every player says they want to go to the Sox or Phillies.

  54. hardwired7 July 29th, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    This Kuroda stuff is just madness.

    A team is expected to give up all that talent, pay him over $6M through the rest of the season and receive only a supplemental pick for him when he re-signs w/the Dodgers next season?

    Run, don’t walk, away from that deal.

  55. lounge lizard July 29th, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    Joelsherman1 Joel Sherman
    Heard #Phillies might be willing to redirect D.Brown to 3d team to get prospects #Astros prefer for Pence. Hou likes #Braves prospects more

    Joelsherman1 Joel Sherman
    TOTAL SPECULATION: But #Phillies had scout at #Yankees Double-A yest to see Betances Wonder if Yanks could be 3d team in Pence #Astros talk?

    Joelsherman1 Joel Sherman
    Guess point of my TOTAL SPECULATION was missed: #Yankees would trade Betances for Brown, get young hi-level OF that system badly lacks

    I Would rather have one of those ACES

    _____________________________________

    D Brown hit a homer off Beckett, so that might get him a Yankee career.

  56. Phranchise July 29th, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    Well every player wanting to go to Phils or Sox seems extreme.

    Lee did based on his experience before. To be fair, like he said, the road to WS, his own stats and his comfort level makes it easy if the money is already there.

    And Gonzales was a love fest from the Sox end. Either may want to go there because he is best friends with Pedrioa

    But don’t be fooled, they all want to go there when the price is right.

    No different than here.

  57. Phranchise July 29th, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    Dante Bichette on Baseball America’s #3 Hot Sheet this week.

  58. m July 29th, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    Just saw the Today Show segment. Girardi and Zillo did a great job. Girardi credited Zillo for the Hope Week concept.

    Someone said they didn’t see much of Jeter during this week’s activities. They had video of him delivering pizza on the double decker bus that took the Haitian kids around.

    Here’s a link to the video:

    http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/.....6#43944166

  59. Triple Short of a Cycle July 29th, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    Phranchise,

    Then why don’t more players say they want to play for the Yankees. In fact you hear players say they don’t want to go to NY but you never hear them say that about Boston or Philly. Also Gonzalez said the only team he would accept a trade to was Boston

  60. 108 stitches July 29th, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    Kuroda is plain insanity. The prototypical rental. He’s said a few times that he doesn’t want to go to the east coast. Giving up any talent for him is ludicrous.

  61. Irreverent Discourse July 29th, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    Every player wants to play for the Yankees, not all of them believe they can.

  62. hardwired7 July 29th, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    If I could have one wish right now, it would be to shake Jason Zillo’s hand.

  63. Phranchise July 29th, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    I might have missed it, but don’t remember any demands by Gonzales to go to Boston? Just that the Sox have been after him forever.

    You might have forgotten Tex spurning the Sox to play here and grew up idolizing Mattingly.

    And other than Lee who else has voiced a desire to play in Philly?

    I don’t necessarily disagree that guys like Oswalt don’t like the idea of playing in NY and don’t like the media, but I also don’t think there is such a love fest that people have with Philly and Boston is so wide and no one wants to play here. People just expect to make the Yankees pay up and would never give that type of leverage to say they want to play here.

  64. Erin July 29th, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    DanEvans108 Yankees’ red-hot Dante Bichette Jr. is #3 on this week’s Baseball America Prospect Hot Sheet. http://t.co/WqLUmf2 #bichette #nyy

  65. West Coast Yankee Fan July 29th, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    There are many disadvantages to living in the New York area and playing for the Yankees. It’s not everybody’s cup of tea.

  66. Irreverent Discourse July 29th, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    All of those disadvantages are outweighed by money.

  67. Irreverent Discourse July 29th, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    can be, i should have said…

  68. Phranchise July 29th, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    Also Freddy Garcia

    “My preference is to be with the New York Yankees, and it’s not unreasonable to have that in mind, because I’ve demonstrated that I can be useful,” Garcia said. “A team like New York would be ideal for my age, [as would ] playing in a successful, media-heavy, demanding division. Without doubt it would be an inspiration.”

  69. Erin July 29th, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    YankeesWeather A potential for rain is in the forecast. We are continuing to monitor the weather. Please check back for updates.

    ummm…triple header Saturday?? ;)

  70. Triple Short of a Cycle July 29th, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    West Coast Yankee Fan,

    But they no problem playing in Boston?

  71. Chip July 29th, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    Phranchise July 29th, 2011 at 2:29 pm
    Dante Bichette on Baseball America’s #3 Hot Sheet this week.

    ————-

    Well the majority of top draft picks haven’t been signed and aren’t playing in GCL yet so Bichette’s really on a different level than the majority of his competition.

  72. Phranchise July 29th, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    David Ortiz comments on what he’s heard it’s like playing for the Yankees
    by Rich on Mar. 03, 2011 11:27 PM in Yankees

    Red Sox slugger David Ortiz didn’t seem shy today when talking to the media about what some of his friends think of playing for the Yankees. Ortiz has always been the opposition, unlike Johnny Damon who has been on both sides, and he has heard nothing but good things about what it’s like playing for the Yankees.

    “Their players always pass that around, that the Yankees are the best team to play for, this and that and blah, blah, blah,” David Ortiz told Joe McDonald of ESPN Boston. “That’s why there are a lot of players who want to go there and see what’s up, and then they come out with the same communication. Why? I don’t know.”

    Ortiz continued, ”I asked Alex and Johnny, ‘Hey, how do you like it over there?’ They say, ‘Oh, man, it’s awesome. It’s top of the line.’ You ask the next player, and they come out with the same thing. Alex has said, ‘Dude, there is no better team to play for than this.’ Johnny said the same thing.”

    Ortiz also said, “Me? Would I play for the Yankees? Well, if I don’t get signed here, I would play somewhere. You know what I’m saying? I’m not saying I would play for the Yankees, but if I don’t have a job, I gotta go somewhere else. As long as I play, right?

  73. Triple Short of a Cycle July 29th, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    Phranchise,

    I meant prime time free agents or more or less guys in their prime. Also Tex said all those things after he signed with the Yankees, plus he all set to go to Boston until Henry screwed it up

  74. Erin July 29th, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    JimBowdenESPNxm Yankees refuse to include Montero. Romine or Sanchez in deal for Kuroda…can’t blame them #TRADES

  75. Phranchise July 29th, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    Chip – agreed, just better seeing him playing well than not. Walks. And he is like 13 for his last 18. That is incredible anywhere for a stretch. Anyway, just nice to see a positive from him since the pick was a bit criticized.

    Better than signed DeLeon and watching him k 33% of the time.

  76. Mell July 29th, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    plus he all set to go to Boston until Henry screwed it up

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

    No he wasn’t.

  77. SoS July 29th, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    West Coast Yankee Fan,

    But they no problem playing in Boston?

    ==========

    yes. failure is an option in boston. You could say their immune to it.

  78. heyman_sux July 29th, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    LMAO dodgers asked for Montero? For Kuroda???

  79. Phranchise July 29th, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    Triple Short –

    They said the whole time that Tex was using it and they went back to the yankees because he wanted to play here for multiple reasons.

    Also remember that the Sox originally drafted him out of highschool after he said he was going to GT by bad mouthing him and trying to scare other teams away.

  80. Phranchise July 29th, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    …”What player doesn’t want to play for the Yankees?”. – Lance Berkman

  81. Chip July 29th, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    heyman_sux July 29th, 2011 at 2:48 pm
    LMAO dodgers asked for Montero? For Kuroda???

    —————-

    If you don’t ask, you don’t get.

    I mean look at Toronto – they asked the Cards, “hey, you want to take a bag of balls for Colby Rasmus” and the Cards said yes – you never know when you might catch a GM asleep at the wheel.

    Having said that – I don’t believe the St. Louis GM made a bad deal – I think Tony LaRussa forced him to make an awful deal and as Peter Gammons said, when managers start making trades General Managers pay the price.

  82. Chip July 29th, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    Phranchise July 29th, 2011 at 2:51 pm
    …”What player doesn’t want to play for the Yankees?”. – Lance Berkman

    —————–

    Kenny Lofton.

  83. Phranchise July 29th, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    SI’s Jon Heyman hears from one of Matt Holliday’s friends that Holliday has the Yankees at the top of his list.

    He was another one that wanted to play here, but the size of his deal no way.

  84. SoS July 29th, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    berkman wanted to play the field.

  85. Phranchise July 29th, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    Chip – true. He may have to start, I am sure he regrets it.

    Mussina was a guy who never wanted to play here on the flip side of that. Think it ended ok for him, minus that 2009 WS championship miss

  86. West Coast Yankee Fan July 29th, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    There are many other players making millions of dollars playing in other cities which may be more to their liking. I lived in New York City for a long time, it’s my home, and have lived in other places as well. I understand why some don’t want to come here for those and vaseball reasons as well. The media spotlight and expectations and overall stress level is not how many want to live their life. And many have families to consider as well.

  87. Benny Blanco July 29th, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    Leave Kuroded alone and go after the obvious… If we miss out and Banuelos, betances and Montero don’t pan out…people will be P.O.

  88. Mell July 29th, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    Also remember that the Sox originally drafted him out of highschool after he said he was going to GT by bad mouthing him and trying to scare other teams away

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

    This was apparently true, though it happened during the Duquette era, rather than under the current ownership group.

    Teixeira was going to be a Yankee the whole time. Boston’s role was as Boras’ unwitting dupe in driving the price up a little.

  89. Warning Track Power July 29th, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    Do some of you understand how difficult it is
    to make a trade this time of year?
    A lot of factors have to line up and a little bit of luck must be thrown in there
    as well.

    If Cashman wanted to be taken for a fool, he could have made a trade or two by now.

    I say forget all those teams that are demanding top level talent in return for less then
    top level talent in return

  90. SoS July 29th, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    Are the Dodgers aware that are farm consists of more than 1 player?

    Igawa wanted to play for the Yankees.

  91. blake July 29th, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    I wouldn’t trade Betances for Brown which is essentially what Sherman is suggesting…..Brown is really talented but he has a hole in his swing the size of Texas……to me there is some risk he’s one of those guys that tear up the minors but that big league pitchers eat alive with breaking stuff.

    LOL at the Dodgers…..you can have Cervelli for Kuroda and I’d even hesitate at that to be honest.

  92. Warning Track Power July 29th, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    For those of you with HBO, any thoughts on the
    Jeter 3K documentary last night?

    My favorite piece of footage was of his home(did i see a poker table in the background).
    Having a personal chef goes a long way.
    I liked seeing G. Williams getting a free meal at Jeter’s home, LOL!!!

    HBO usually produces great documentaries sports films. This was not one of them.
    I think the film was rushed and the footage was thrown together so fast, something
    great was missing.
    No comments included by ARod??? Very odd.

  93. Chip July 29th, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    What you ask for and what you realistically expect to get are two totally different things.

    That’s what negotiation is all about.

  94. blake July 29th, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    Hughes for Pence straight up? Who says yes? Do the Astros say yes?

  95. Phranchise July 29th, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    Liked the Jeter thing quite a bit. Thought it might have been too much, but thought was classy. It didn’t strike you as a look at me type of Lebron live decision. I thought it was interesting to see him at home having lunch with his friends, Gerlad Williams etc, but not some of the players. You always assume Posada, Mo and all those guys are close. Until you realize Jeter is single and the rest are married with kids. It was telling when they did the SI cover of the core four that they had never all been out to lunch together.

    I walked away with one thing though. Won’t it be a little akward watching this later for him and his family if he doesn’t marry Minka?????

  96. Mell July 29th, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    Hughes for Pence straight up? Who says yes? Do the Astros say yes?

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

    Don’t see the Astros saying yes. Trading for someone heading into their 2nd arb year would defeat the purpose.

  97. SoS July 29th, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    blake,
    Im in. Not sure what they want for Pence and if thats even enough. Being that Hughes has been injury prone and all. Maybe throw in Igawa the most winningest minor pitcher we have ever seen and an ironman.

  98. heyman_sux July 29th, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    What you ask for and what you realistically expect to get are two totally different things.

    That?s what negotiation is all about.
    *******
    Obviously. Doesn’t hurt to ask but if they’re realisticaly looking at any one of Montero/Romine/Sanchez, they’re delusional. Kuroda as two month rental is worth a low level prospect. That’s not to say he’s not a solid pitcher

    If that’s the caliber of prospect they’re really looking for, it is pretty humorous

  99. blake July 29th, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    “Don’t see the Astros saying yes. Trading for someone heading into their 2nd arb year would defeat the purpose.”

    I think it would depend on how they view Hughes and if they think he could become a frontline guy….especially in the NL central. 2nd year arb guys still arent’ that expensive….however the years of control they probably wouldn’t like. They say they want pitching though.

  100. spidanyc July 29th, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    JimBowdenESPNxm Yankees refuse to include Montero. Romine or Sanchez in deal for Kuroda?can?t blame them #TRADES

    ————————————————————————————-

    If the Dodgers want a catcher, the Yankees should offer them Cervelli for Kuroda.

  101. Erin July 29th, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    WTP-honestly, I loved the DJ3K documentary. I thought it was really well done.

    One of my favorite parts was Minka talking about when they first started dating she didn’t know anything about baseball and thought everytime you made contact with the ball it was a hit. LOL

  102. MTU July 29th, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    Blake-

    Rather get U-Jim and take a crack at Kemp or JU later on.

  103. SoS July 29th, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    (did i see a poker table in the background).

    =======

    Alexs favorite part of the house.

  104. bisonthrow July 29th, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    JimBowdenESPNxm Yankees refuse to include Montero. Romine or Sanchez in deal for Kuroda?can?t blame them #TRADES

    ————————————————————————————-

    If the Dodgers want a catcher, the Yankees should offer them Cervelli for Kuroda.

    ___________________________________________

    Or Posada… Wishful Thinking

  105. Phranchise July 29th, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    Do you think the Yankees secretly want Posada to get a hamstring injury so that it creates flexability for them rather than having to ask him to sit at some point?

  106. West Coast Yankee Fan July 29th, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    Warning Track Power July 29th, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    For those of you with HBO, any thoughts on the Jeter 3K documentary last night?

    My favorite piece of footage was of his home(did i see a poker table in the background).
    Having a personal chef goes a long way. I liked seeing G. Williams getting a free meal at Jeter’s home, LOL!!!

    HBO usually produces great documentaries sports films. This was not one of them.
    I think the film was rushed and the footage was thrown together so fast, something
    great was missing. No comments included by ARod??? Very odd.

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

    I agree. Great subject matter; relatively poor documentary lacking production values. Weak script and direction, very average cinematography. It looked like they rushed it to get it on the air.

  107. SoS July 29th, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    If the Dodgers want a catcher, the Yankees should offer them Cervelli for Kuroda.

    =======

    Lets throw in Molina as well just in case they need bullpen catcher.

  108. Warning Track Power July 29th, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    Erin July 29th, 2011 at 3:08 pm
    WTP-honestly, I loved the DJ3K documentary. I thought it was really well done.

    One of my favorite parts was Minka talking about when they first started dating she didn’t know anything about baseball and thought everytime you made contact with the ball it was a hit. LOL
    *************************************************************
    Over the years HBO has raised the bar very high by producing well done sports documentaries.
    Just this month HBO aired the story of Curt Flood(awesome film).

    I think this Jeter film could have been a lot more interesting for the viewers, but HBO was in a hurry, did not have a lot of time to cut the footage together, etc…

    I would have loved more footage of Jeter rehabbing in Tampa and more footage of Jeter talking about his very 1st hit, hit #1,000-2,000 and so on.
    I think the film could have used less “slow motion” footage and more game speed footage from his games in Trenton.
    (there was no footage or mention of how he treated the minor league players to dinner)

  109. Phranchise July 29th, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    It was very interesting to see Jeter curse as well.

  110. blake July 29th, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    MTU,

    you could still get Kemp….you’d just have some insurance in case you couldn’t :)

  111. Erin July 29th, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    Phranchise July 29th, 2011 at 3:14 pm
    It was very interesting to see Jeter curse as well.

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

    I loved when he stopped himself from cursing and then said something like “oh wait, this is HBO!” LOL

  112. MTU July 29th, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    Blake-

    Wouldn’t sacrfice Hughes unless I had to. Pence is not a have to.

    Other thing is that he would play the corner and doesn’t have much power.

    I think we keep Swisher until next year.

    Target Kemp or JU.

    No insurance necessary.

    Pitching depth is way more important IMO.

  113. Phranchise July 29th, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    At least it was nice to hear him curse like I do we he keeps hitting ground balls haha!

  114. Erin July 29th, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    Ledger_Yankees Leading up to the deadline, rival exec says Yankees have been “suspiciously quiet.”

  115. pat July 29th, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    Ledger_Yankees Leading up to the deadline, rival exec says Yankees have been “suspiciously quiet.”

    RiverAveBlues They’re hunting wabbits.

    :smile:

  116. SoS July 29th, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    “suspiciously quiet.”

    =======

    Or as Girardi would like to call it Stealthy.

  117. Warning Track Power July 29th, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    Erin July 29th, 2011 at 3:19 pm
    Ledger_Yankees Leading up to the deadline, rival exec says Yankees have been “suspiciously quiet.”
    *******************************************************************
    IMO, this means Cash is working on a deal or two that will be announced
    sooner or later

  118. m July 29th, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    Erin,

    I just saw that in the twitter feed at the side of this page.

    I wonder if the Yankees are only working one deal? I think they have one (viable) target and if they can’t get it done, they’re going to sit pat.

  119. Phranchise July 29th, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    “suspiciously quiet”

    It’s what has been nice the last few years with the Yankees.

    Fewer leaking to the press. Surprising you with some deals. Also makes it easier for other teams to negoiate with you as you aren’t telling the press everything.

  120. Against All Odds July 29th, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    Being quiet could be good or bad.

  121. Erin July 29th, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    m- agreed.

  122. RayVT July 29th, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    Could the Yanks be trying to get Wandy & Pence and then try to trade Gardner in a deal with Rockies for Ulbado? Or Danks?

  123. Joe from Long Island July 29th, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    hunting wabbits, indeed……

    cash is working on something, and the more quiet it is, the more I think it’s a big one.

    remember, it’s always the quiet guys…….

  124. Erin July 29th, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    pat July 29th, 2011 at 3:19 pm
    Ledger_Yankees Leading up to the deadline, rival exec says Yankees have been ?suspiciously quiet.?

    RiverAveBlues They?re hunting wabbits.

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

    getting a vision of Cashman dressed like Elmer Fudd. ;)

  125. Phranchise July 29th, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    My gut is when other things don’t work out, a surprise Kenny Williams deal will go through. It may not be who you want. But don’t be shocked to see a Mark Buerhle in a Yankees uniform.

  126. LockDown July 29th, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    I hope all these rumors means that Cashman is leading everyone astray while indeed working on a secret trade that includes {insert SP} :P

  127. GreenBeret7 July 29th, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    Still think Bichette’s a bad draft pick? Another double and homer today with 5 RBI. This is an 18 year old that didn’t play ball for a month between graduation and being drafted and signed. He hit .115 in the first 8 games and over .400 since. 10 doubles, 3 triples, 2 homers. 27 RBI, 24 runs scored. How many 18 year old hitters draw 24 walks (22 strikeouts) have you seen? He’s playing with players 1-3 years older and most are college and Latin players that have been pros for more than a year.

  128. SoS July 29th, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    I see Cashman more like the Coyote hiding out, that finally going to trap the road runner.

  129. upstate kate July 29th, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    I like Mark Buerhle, that would be ok by me

  130. Warning Track Power July 29th, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    GB7
    Sorry, but I’m not going to get excited or my hopes up over
    some 18 yr old kid.
    He could put up the best numbers of all-time, but that don’t mean anything until he
    produces just the same as the Major League level.
    For all we know, he could be the next Brien Taylor(ouch-my arm)

  131. Erin July 29th, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    SoS July 29th, 2011 at 3:29 pm
    I see Cashman more like the Coyote hiding out, that finally going to trap the road runner.

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

    Super Genius.

  132. tomingeorgia July 29th, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    If the Acme pitching trap got Buerhle, fine by me.

  133. SoS July 29th, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    GB,
    Is it safe to put the Untouchable tag on him yet? Can he be the next 3rd baseman for the Yanks? The guy is freakin raking. Where do you see him playing next year?

  134. Erin July 29th, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    Phranchise July 29th, 2011 at 3:27 pm
    My gut is when other things don?t work out, a surprise Kenny Williams deal will go through. It may not be who you want. But don?t be shocked to see a Mark Buerhle in a Yankees uniform.

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

    Fine by me unless it means White Sox Guy will come to my desk and scream at me. ;)

  135. Phranchise July 29th, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    If Bichette was on the Sox, Gammons would have a trade for King Felix with Dante being the key prospect being moved, well with the Sox of course being apprehensive about including him.

  136. GreenBeret7 July 29th, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    Warning Track Power July 29th, 2011 at 3:30 pm
    GB7
    Sorry, but I’m not going to get excited or my hopes up over
    some 18 yr old kid.
    He could put up the best numbers of all-time, but that don’t mean anything until he
    produces just the same as the Major League level.
    For all we know, he could be the next Brien Taylor(ouch-my arm)

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

    Let your gas out.

    I didn’t say that he was the next coming, but, how about recognizing that he shows a great deal of promise and talent? As far as the idiotic remarks about Taylor, perhaps you should find out the reason for that injury instead of shooting your face off.

  137. Against All Odds July 29th, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    In terms of Dante Jr it’s still early in his career but it’s good to see him doing well. I understood fans wanted other players in the draft but I never thought the pick was as bad as some fans made it out to be.

  138. hardwired7 July 29th, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    I hear the Dodgers are willing to trade us one their ball boys, but they’re looking for a major league-ready third baseman, a BUC and salary relief in exchange.

  139. Erin July 29th, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    New Post w/lineup

    :arrow:

  140. Irreverent Discourse July 29th, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    hey lets all get in a huff over some 18yo kid that may never see the light of day.

  141. SoS July 29th, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    My favorite part about Dante is his patience at the plate from an 18 year old. Totally fits the Yankee mold. Cant remember if his father also was.

  142. bardos July 29th, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    Very interesting article by Tom Verducci on Ubaldo…

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.c.....ef=writers

  143. GreenBeret7 July 29th, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    SoS July 29th, 2011 at 3:31 pm
    GB,
    Is it safe to put the Untouchable tag on him yet? Can he be the next 3rd baseman for the Yanks? The guy is freakin raking. Where do you see him playing next year?

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

    I’ve only seen clips of him, besides the numbers that anybody can look at. From that, I can only say that he shows a lot. What happens from here on out, who knows. as far as third base goes…he has 4 errors in about 30 games. I’ve got time an patience for him and other young players in the system. I can wait a year or 2 if the yanks don’t win it all this year. NYYs need pitching, hitting, speed and defense on the farms. They have all of that except for defense. That will take time.

  144. DaSaint007 July 29th, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    I knew for sure that Edwin Jackson was going to be dealt, and thought the Bx was a possible destination. Oh well. I would have put him in the rotation and Hughes in the pen, at least for the balance of this year. Buehrle in pinstripes would work for me. Also mentioned him before the start of the season. Folks thouhgt I was crazy for either.

    Jimenez for Montero + Brackman, I would do.

    But I think Cashman should go after smaller game. Say a lefty for the pen, like…Phil Coke or someone similar.

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