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Update: Soriano and rain

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

Rafael Soriano says he will accept any role from Joe Girardi without complaint. It doesn’t have to be the eighth.

“I’m happy to come back here and try to help the team,” Soriano said. “Whatever the decision Joe makes, I’ll be happy with that.

“Mentally I’m ready. I’m ready to go any inning that Joe needs me. Seventh, eighth, whatever he wants me to do, I’ll be ready to go.”

Also, it’s 6;30. It has started to rain and the tarp is coming out.

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57 Responses to “Update: Soriano and rain”

  1. Villa Nova-Ya July 29th, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    Interesting how dealing with an injury may change a guy’s outlook?

  2. Yankee Trader July 29th, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    CompassRosy July 29th, 2011 at 6:26 pm
    Cust DFA’d to make room for Bedard.
    M’s currently have six starters in their rotation.

    eeny, meeny, miny mo
    ——————————–
    catch a tiger by the toe, if he hollers, let him go, eeny meeny miny mo.

    my mother told me to pick the very best one and you are it.

    I pick Felix Hernandez

  3. pat July 29th, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    therealarieber I asked Russell Martin if he thought former batterymate Hiroki Kuroda would waive no-trade to come to Yanks: “I think he would say no.”

  4. hardwired7 July 29th, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    BloggingBombers Mark Feinsand
    Always an ominous sign: They’re playing “Storm Front” by @BillyJoel on the PA system at Yankee Stadium. Great song, bad sign.

    ———————-

    Not to mention they have “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall” queued.

  5. aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa July 29th, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    i am really getting tired of all the rain this year. i cannot remember a season in recent past where there has been this much rain in the bronx. so many delays and postponements. ugh.

  6. m July 29th, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    How dare it rain on Soriano’s new personality? :mad:

  7. pat July 29th, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    Think of it as a cleansing ritual for Sori!

  8. Bx is Burning July 29th, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    Let me try this again. Jorge was quoted in the last post about an Irabu win over Randy Johnson while he was ‘on the block.’

    I checked the invaluable Baseball Reference for Irabu’s game logs.

    I see a late July win over Seattle in ’98, but Fassero was starting. Another in ’99 with Mac Suzuki starting. Don’t see a win over Randy. Anybody remember the game Po speaks of?

  9. m July 29th, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    pat,

    It’s good luck to sprinkle at a Hawaiian wedding.

    Hopefully restorative for Bronx pitching arms?

  10. Kelvin July 29th, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    Nnamdi asomugha just pulled a Cliff Lee on us damn same scenario smh

  11. Triple Short of a Cycle July 29th, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    Does anyone know if movies from the UK play over here in theaters?

  12. m July 29th, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    So, the Sox are going all in for Ubaldo?

    If the Yankees don’t budge, do they take what the Sox CAN offer? Or do they wait until the winter?

  13. pat July 29th, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    BloggingBombers

    To make room for Soriano on the 40-man roster, the Yankees transferred Sergio Mitre to the 60-day DL. #LemonTwist

  14. jpb173 July 29th, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    Yankee Trader July 29th, 2011 at 6:35 pm
    I do have a question about the No Trade Clause for players who are put on waivers. That is, if Kuroda is put on waivers and claimed by another Major League team, isn’t he required to report to the new team.
    ——————

    If a team claims a player off waivers and has a viable claim as described above, his current team (the “waiving team”) may choose one of the following options:

    arrange a trade with the claiming team for that player within two business days of the claim; or

    rescind the request and keep the player on its major league roster, effectively canceling the waiver; or

    do nothing and allow the claiming team to assume the player’s existing contract, pay the waiving team a waiver fee, and place the player on its active major league roster

    The waiver “wire” is a secret within the personnel of the Major League Baseball clubs; no announcement of a waiver is made until a transaction actually occurs. Many players are often quietly waived during the August “waiver-required” trading period to gauge trade interest in a particular player. Usually, when the player is claimed, the waiving team will rescind the waiver to avoid losing the player unless a trade can be worked out with the claiming team.

    Simply put-Once the Dodgers inform him that he’s been claimed, and have a trade in place,Kuroda would did still have to waive his NTC.

    Had to look this all up!!

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

    What if there is no trade??? What if the Dodgers decide to let the claiming team have Kuroda? Then, does he have to waive his no trade clause?

    I guess what I am saying is that if the Dodgers want to wash their hands of Kuroda and let him go for nothing and he is claimed, doesn’t he have to report to the new team or run the risk of losing the rest of his salary?

    If I remember correctly, Alex Rios (formerly of the Blue Jays) was put on waivers and claimed by the White Sox. Once claimed the Blue Jays were so glad to be rid of Rios’ contract they didn’t even ask the Chisox to trade for him. If the same thing happens with Kuroda then I would think that Kuroda would be forced to move to the claiming team or forfeit his salary.

  15. Bx is Burning July 29th, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    Whaddaya mean, Triple? Like ‘King’s Speech?’

  16. m July 29th, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    LMAO!

    Clicked on the latest Bill Simmons. It’s a rather lengthy (and witty) essay on the Resurrection of the Sox this season. I’m skimming through it, not really reading too much of it (it’s rather lengthy). And boom! This gem: The Curse of OC continues Anyway, apparently Lowrie is out. Again.

    http://www.grantland.com/story.....eport-card

    re: Mitre. I didn’t realize he was still with the Yankees. :oops:

  17. Triple Short of a Cycle July 29th, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    Bx is Burning,

    The English show the Inbetweeners is being made into a movie that comes out next month. Wondering if it would play anywhere here

  18. ron July 29th, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    Wang starting tonight against the mets.

  19. randy l. July 29th, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    “re: Mitre. I didn’t realize he was still with the Yankees.”

    he’s like dog poop you have trouble getting off your shoe.

  20. Triple Short of a Cycle July 29th, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    Wang looking just like he did when we last saw him. 4 batters and he hasn’t retired one of them yet

  21. waka flocka July 29th, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    Yeah, poor Jets fans. You guys only have one of the best corners in the league and re-signed Holmes at a pretty good price. What will you do now that you don’t have the best CB tandem ever?!

  22. Triple Short of a Cycle July 29th, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    5 hitters and counting

  23. LGY July 29th, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    Wang :(

  24. Villa Nova-Ya July 29th, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    Wang having a tough start. I was hoping…

  25. m July 29th, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    Okay, he loses me with his Ortiz love. Still can’t believe he ever juiced. Such a “homersexual” (his words).

    Then you gotta read what he writes about Crawford. Really, really good stuff. Some decent analysis, too. Basically panicked with Crawford, and their patience with Ellsbury is paying off.

  26. Bx is Burning July 29th, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    That show is hilarious, Triple.

    Hope the movie makes it here.

  27. Villa Nova-Ya July 29th, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    Maybe opening night jitters for CMW? Get out of this inning without more damage, and settle in?

    4-0 not good, but it could have been a lot worse. I want to see what he does going forward tonight.

  28. Pat M. July 29th, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    Randy I ( The Original Tin Cup )…..Shooting in the low 70′s ????

  29. Betsy July 29th, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    It’s absolutely pouring on LI – and it’s going to get worse. NASTY

  30. Laura - I Bleed Blue July 29th, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    Hopefully, Wang doesn’t get on base.

  31. Bx is Burning July 29th, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    Holy sh*t. Deluge!

  32. randy l. July 29th, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    pat m-

    no golf for a few months. i’m working those 14 hour days now so i can play golf the rest of the year. what i really want to do is go play those british open courses. that would be the ultimate golf trip

  33. MG July 29th, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    randy l. July 29th, 2011 at 7:26 pm
    pat m-

    no golf for a few months. i’m working those 14 hour days now so i can play golf the rest of the year. what i really want to do is go play those british open courses. that would be the ultimate golf trip
    ———————————————
    Randy L, that is a great trip-I’ve ‘only’ played the Old Course at St Andrews (plus the New) plus a few other courses while there on business in the early 80′s but it is absolutely the best place to play golf in the world

  34. Pat M. July 29th, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    Randy….I’ve played link courses and they are brutal however to play the British link courses in British Open weather well that’s a different game all together

  35. CompassRosy July 29th, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    YT ~

    :)

    Good luck with that!

  36. Villa Nova-Ya July 29th, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    Nice inning for CMW, 1-2-3.

  37. MG July 29th, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    Pat M. July 29th, 2011 at 7:30 pm
    Randy….I’ve played link courses and they are brutal however to play the British link courses in British Open weather well that’s a different game all together
    ———————-
    the closest thing you can find to British Links courses in the US is the Old MacDonald course at Bandon, they recently played the US Publinx there with some winds in the 40 mph range.

    My 1st round at The Old Course was in January, it was 35 degrees and at least 30 mph winds. It was still one of the most memorable days of my life-my caddy was a 70ish Scot who had caddied there for over 50 years and claimed to caddied for Kel Nagle when he won the Open there back in the 50′s or 60′s.

  38. Joe from Long Island July 29th, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    watching the YES show, Jack Curry has some very good insights into the trade market, and not only for the Yankees. I’m listening to his comments on Texas looking at Heath Bell, and why Washington has soured on Feliz.

  39. Nick in SF July 29th, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    Jeez, is Nnamdi really going to Philly, the vilest team this side of foxboston or dallas??????

    I hate it when good Cal Bears go to bad places. :mad:

  40. 98NYY July 29th, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    Does it look like there will be a game tonight?

  41. Joe from Long Island July 29th, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    Jack Curry alluded the Yanks and Domonic Brown, giving some credence to that scenario, where the Yanks trade for Brown, then flip him to Colo. as part of a Jimenez deal.

  42. syd_cash July 29th, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    i tell you that the yanks and o’s are cursed…everytime they play it rains

  43. Pat M. July 29th, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    Nick in SF…….I thought he was going to have his own island in NY

  44. Villa Nova-Ya July 29th, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    Second good inning for Wang. 1-2-single by Wright-3 inning.

  45. Median July 29th, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    Another CMW update:

    “Tonight at Nationals Park, at least nine Taiwanese television stations and an auxiliary press box packed with other reporters will record every motion Wang makes in his first major league start since July 4, 2009.”

    Off to a seriously rocky start: walked Jose Reyes on 4 pitches. Fastball around 90, pitches are all up. Wild pitch, 4 straight singles, 4-0 Mets, inning over. 25 pitches, 14 strikes.

    Second inning better: 1-2-3, 13 pitches, his fastball hit 93, pitches now mostly down.

    Third inning: 11 pitches, K, 2 GB outs, single by Wright on a bloop to LF.

    He’s not the Wang I remember from his Yankee prime, but I guess there’s a chance he’ll improve. Nats pitching coordinator said: “He’s come a long way. From the first time I saw him throw a baseball until now, it’s an incredible story. A surgery like that, not many guys can come back from it. I think he’ll have to use all of his pitches. Before he was primarily a one-pitch pitcher. He had a power sinker. Now he’s going to have to use all of them.”

  46. Villa Nova-Ya July 29th, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    Wang had to bunt – popped it up.

  47. Stoneburner July 29th, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    Pence to Phillies heating up

    Tigers would include Turner now in a trade for Ubaldo

    per mlbtraderumors

  48. Wang IS Taiwan July 29th, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    The Nats play-by-play guy is an kind of an idiot. He said it’s in the “wee hours of the morning in Taiwan” (hello, at the time, it was 7:30am) and “those Taiwanese probably have no idea what 84 degrees means here because it’s much cooler where they are.” Are you kidding me? It’s 86 here with 70% humidity, so it “feels like” 95.

  49. Yogi Mantle July 29th, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    With this being his first start in 2 years, I would imagine that you can’t really judge how Wang will do. This is a pitcher who will be rusty. A couple of starts will tell more about Wang and how he’s come back than this game will.

    Some of his pitches look really good,

    That isn’t going to help Wang… Espinoza bobbling the ball.

  50. Yogi Mantle July 29th, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    Wow, Ankiel gave Wang some loving there.

  51. randy l. July 29th, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    “My 1st round at The Old Course was in January, it was 35 degrees and at least 30 mph winds. It was still one of the most memorable days of my life-my caddy was a 70ish Scot who had caddied there for over 50 years and claimed to caddied for Kel Nagle when he won the Open there back in the 50?s or 60?s.”

    mg-

    see, that’s what i’m talking about . i can’t wait to get over there.
    i play on a links course here on cape cod called highland links golf course: http://blogs.golf.com/trips/20.....pe-co.html

    ” Founded in 1892, Highland recently celebrated a hundred years of golf. More than significant than its age is Highland’s heritage; circumstances keep it a genuine links, as close to the Scottish tradition found anywhere in the eastern United States, with deep natural rough, Scotch broom, heath, non irrigated open fairways, and spectacular ocean views”

    the best thing about links golf is you get shots all the time you’ve never hit before. you have to invent things on the spot.

  52. CompassRosy July 29th, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    I hate it when good Cal Bears go to bad places.
    ==================================

    We’ve got a couple good Cal Bears up hear in the far left corner…
    Heck, one even caused an earthquake ;-)

  53. Villa Nova-Ya July 29th, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    Yogi Mantle -

    That is a very good point. So far Wang’s had 2 bad innings, 2 good ones tonight. It will probably take a couple of starts, if he’s going to turn it around.

    I still am rooting for him and giving him a ton of credit for the amount of work he’s done to try to come back.

    This 4th inning wasn’t great, but he wasn’t helped by his defense (and then he was – Ankiel made a great throw to the plate to get Bay). Sounds like pitch count wise he’s still okay and will probably at least start the 5th.

    He’s got to feel good to at least have gotten back out there, though.

  54. hardwired7 July 29th, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    7:30 isn’t the wee hours of the morning?

  55. Yogi Mantle July 29th, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    Villa Nova-Ya, Wang is also kind of in Spring Training form while the batters are all in mid-season form. The rehab games are OK, but not facing major league hitters for so long has to be a challenge.

    He isn’t looking good out of the stretch. I thought some of his pitches looked like the Wang of old. I’m looking forward to see how he does after more starts.

  56. Villa Nova-Ya July 29th, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    Yogi Mantle -

    Absolutely right.

    I’m glad this first start was so convenient to watch.

    Sure wish he didn’t have to bat, though.

  57. Wang IS Taiwan July 29th, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    Hardwired7 — Yeah, I guess for some, that’s considered WAY TOO EARLY to be up and about. ;)

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