Big congratulations to chien ming wang for finally making it back to the major leagues! it hasnt been pretty the mets are beating him up pretty good, but just making it this far after 2+ years deserves some credit. Good luck to Mr. Wang.
There is no question we will make at minimum one significant deal. The more I hear about the red sox and jimenez the more I believe we will get him.
A #2 starter and DH bat are what’s needed and I’m hopeful nobody within the organization is kidding themselves into believing this team as it stands is a world series team. Playoffs, sure, but not capable of advancing.
Really glad we made andrew brackman an untouchable and included him in the “killer bees” idiocy.
Joe In LI, I’m watching Brackman pitching and it’s sheer torture. 2 innings, no hits, no runs. The bad news, 5 walks, 0 strikeouts, 1 WP, 49 pitches, 20 strikes. 2 groundouts, 1 deep fly to center and 3 line drive outs. Low 90s fastball and a rolling curve. It’s like watching the last year of Steve Blass or Rick Ankiel. You have to feel for him, because it’s not like he’s doing it.
Montero is 1-2 with a run scored, Laird is 1-2 with an RBI sigle. Vazquez is 1-2 with a 2 run homer.
“btw, when wang signed with washington, alot of people on here gave it to cashman hard for ‘letting him get away’ this is a good time to give some props to cash for staying away from the big guy…”
you’re not serious are you?
cashman’s mismanagement of wang’s lisfranc injury and having him go all out in spring training on a half strength hip ruined wang.
cashman was in charge of decisions when the yankees burned an all star pitcher and you want to praise him for letting him go.
actually you’re right. once you wreck something, it’s best to get rid of it.
Yclept – brackman, one of the infamous killer b’s. Untouchable, future star. Prospect hugging at its best. When he “figured it out”, they should have shipped him out for the best bag of balls they could fetch.
GB – that’s not a bad analogy, except that Blass and Ankiel had psychologic issues at play. Not sure what’s the deal with Brackman, except for bad/poorly reproducible mechanics.
Reminds me of when I took golf lessons, a few years back. I had one afternoon on the driving range, when everything came together and I was hitting one long drive after another, all right down the middle to 12 o’clock. The next day I couldn’t even hit the ball on the tee. Never got it right again, except when I put the clubs in the basement.
anything the ever happened bad with a pitcher is cashman’s fault according to randy. anything that ever happened good with a pitcher was the pitchers doing. he’s been on the dump cash campaign for several years although to his credit, he did back off for a month or two after the 09 championship.
Tin Cup…….I just saw your link from the previous thread, nice tract……..Back in October 2000 the week before the Subway Series, I played a links like course in Gloucester….I think it was the Bass Rock CC……It was behind the Hotel I was staying in and it was the last week before shutting down for the winter……Beautiful early morning and then all hell broke lose around 11:00 ….I was a solid 14-15 back then and I carded a 52 on the back…..Hardly a soul on the links that week as I guess all the tourists were long gone……..Yeah Wang was a setback that The Yanks are still trying to recover from, and if not careful the same fate could be in store for Hughes…….100 inning bump from 09 to 10 took a greater toll than I expected…..He should still be down in Trenton working on building up strength slowly and getting his innings in…..Why the rush to get him to The Bronx ???
“Cashman diagnosed Wang and set his training regime?”
no , some other gm was in charge of making the decision which doctor to listen to.
as it was ,if a doctor said wang was ok to pitch in spring training he was wrong.
that’s an undeniable fact because wang had a half strength hip that by accident arod’s hip doctor discovered later. cutting wang’s rehab stints short when joba got hit by a line drive to then put wang in the bullpen only made things snowball downhill for wang.