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Yankees lineup

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

1. Gardner LF
2. Jeter SS
3. Granderson CF
4. Teixeira 1B
5. Cano 2B
6. Swisher RF
7. Chavez 3B
8. Posada DH
9. Martin C
Burnett P

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135 Responses to “Yankees lineup”

  1. Joe from Long Island July 29th, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    ’bout time. I was getting tired of trade proposals.

  2. blake July 29th, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    “’bout time. I was getting tired of trade proposals.”

    lol…..yea we were due for a little lineup complainin :)

  3. Phranchise July 29th, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    I hate to say it, but I really get disappointed now when I see Posada is in the lineup. Nunez at least creates some action and speed out there even if you want your lefties in there.

  4. ADam July 29th, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    Hey… as long as you don’t bat Jorge 9th… bench him/platoon him… but god forbid you bat him 9th….

  5. Erin July 29th, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    BryanHoch Looks like Steve Garrison will be sent down to make room for Rafael Soriano #Yankees

    OK, completely forgot Soriano was being activated today. LOL

  6. SoS July 29th, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    lol…..yea we were due for a little lineup complainin

    ========

    Can Girardi stop walking on egg shells and put Posada at the 9th hole already!!

    Speaking of trades.
    It seems like the Rangers might be out of the running for Bell. Looking at Bailey instead.

  7. Phranchise July 29th, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    I don’t think Billy Beane will ask any less for Bailey.

  8. G. Love July 29th, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    I think we all should raise a glass and toast the return of our sweet gentle boy Rafael Soriano! Huzzah!

  9. Joe from Long Island July 29th, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    See, we completely forgot about Soriano! Oh, how could we?!!

    :)

  10. SoS July 29th, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    Once again i like Tex in the 4 hole. Has a better chance of not seeing the shift.

  11. Erin July 29th, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    G. Love- :lol:

  12. Warning Track Power July 29th, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    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.
    ******************************************************************
    Gas? Shooting my face off?
    Did I say something wrong? I think you might have gone overboard there.
    I know very well why Taylor injured his arm.

  13. G. Love July 29th, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    You watch, Soriano is gonna put this bullpen on his back and all you skeptics will see the error of your ways!

    He’s kind of like Gollum in Lord of the Rings. His greed, avarice and lust for the ring will play a part in our ultimate victory! Of course that means he’ll burn in the fires of Mt. Doom, but that’s neither here nor there.

  14. GreenBeret7 July 29th, 2011 at 3:46 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.

  15. heyman_sux July 29th, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    He?s kind of like Gollum in Lord of the Rings. His greed, avarice and lust for the ring will play a part in our ultimate victory! Of course that means he?ll burn in the fires of Mt. Doom, but that?s neither here nor there.
    ******

    Oh, idk about that. Gollum would definitely pitch back to back games for the ring

  16. Nick in SF July 29th, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    Is this not the first time that Posada has batted 8th? Inching ever closer…

    I was really hoping to see either Montero or Ubaldo in this lineup. Neither! :mad:

  17. hardwired7 July 29th, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    Brien Taylor was going to flame out, one way or the other, imho.

    He was a one trick pony.

  18. SoS July 29th, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    GB,
    Do you foresee him in a few years still at 3rd or moving to the outfield/dh?

  19. NYYROC July 29th, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    Soriano, aka The Incredible Sulk. Can’t take credit for that. Read it here months ago.

  20. Joe from Long Island July 29th, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    G.Love – luv it :)

  21. Erin July 29th, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    GlennGiangrande Vaya Con Dios, Steve Garrison.

  22. ET July 29th, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    jonmorosi
    #Tigers and #Mariners engaged in active trade talks, source tells FOXSports.com. Detroit has interest in Fister and a reliever.

  23. Joe from Long Island July 29th, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    Erin – what?

  24. Bret The Hitman July 29th, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    jaysonst Jayson Stark
    An exec of one team that kicked tires on Carlos Quentin says he thinks #WhiteSox just laying groundwork to deal him this winter #trades
    2 minutes ago

  25. Warning Track Power July 29th, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    Soriano is back!
    Let’s all do the dance of joy :)

  26. Bret The Hitman July 29th, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    jonmorosi Jon Morosi
    #Mariners had a scout watching West Michigan this week. To state obvious, Seattle needs bats in the worst way. #Tigers
    1 minute ago

    ******

    Eduardo Nunez for Bedard could be a backup plan for Ubaldo Jimenez.

  27. Erin July 29th, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    Joe- “Go with God”

    LOL

  28. pat July 29th, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    Off topic but amused me.,….

    TomRock_Newsday

    Reese reiterates that the Plaxico meeting is no charade. Giants expect Plax here around 6 p.m., so he’ll probably roll in btwn 7:30-8.

  29. Villa Nova-Ya July 29th, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    then who is your utility infielder for the rest of the season for the Yankees?

    Nunez is doing a good job and there is no one to step in that is as good.

    Jeter’s getting time off, ARod will be getting time off, Cano will be getting time off.

    You really want Ramiro Pena in there? (Much as I like the kid he’s not Nunez and his fielding’s been just as sketchy this time around).

    Chavez is great, but he is a sneeze away from an injury at all times.

  30. Pat M. July 29th, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    GB…..Before you shoot your face off ??? I’m still laughing over that one ….Sos, good point about Texeria hitting behind Granderson, the 4 th hole and the shift….Nick in SF, made a small play on Chin Ming’s Senators tonight as a slight dog…..

  31. Warning Track Power July 29th, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    Nunez is so much better compared to Pena.
    El Nino had his chance to prove himself and guess what?
    Nunez has progressed a lot faster.
    Pena will be nothing more then a career back-up in this game.
    Nunez has a chance to be special.

  32. fantasygame101 July 29th, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    Posada still in the lineup? posada, how about earning your paycheck and proving your manager right starting today.

  33. Wave Your Hat July 29th, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    Hey Pat M, where has SJ44 got to? The trade deadline was always a good time to have an argument with him.

  34. Villa Nova-Ya July 29th, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    So, Warning Track Power, you would NOT be in favor of trading Nunez for Bedard, correct?

  35. Warning Track Power July 29th, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    Go WANG!!
    I’m rooting for him as long as he does not start vs the Yankees

    He started 6 games in the minors for the Nats
    28 IP
    28 HITS
    3.14 ERA

  36. Benny Blanco July 29th, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    So-Ro-Mo!

  37. Against All Odds July 29th, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    Why would anyone want Bedard

  38. Erin July 29th, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    Ledger_Yankees Mitre going to get an MRI on his shoulder.

  39. SoS July 29th, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    Pat M,
    Went to a storms game Wed.. Family or 4 all you can eat hotdogs, free parking, free soda, free chips and free ice cream for $28. The bad part about it. I was on a diet and the Storm got worked.

  40. fantasygame101 July 29th, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    Get wang back.

  41. Irreverent Discourse July 29th, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    What about the 4th spot in the lineup makes you less likely to see a shift? I don’t follow…

  42. GreenBeret7 July 29th, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    SoS July 29th, 2011 at 3:48 pm
    GB,
    Do you foresee him in a few years still at 3rd or moving to the outfield/dh?

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

    I haven’t any idea what the plan for him is, but, if he can play 3rd base at all, that would be great. I’m sure that he’ll be tried at all 4 corners. Not sure about his speed (2 steals in 4 attempts), because I’ve never seen him play in a game. NYY does need good bat and glove combination at third in the system, though.

  43. Warning Track Power July 29th, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    Villa Nova-Ya July 29th, 2011 at 4:02 pm
    So, Warning Track Power, you would NOT be in favor of trading Nunez for Bedard, correct?
    *******************************************************************
    I read he’s currently on the 15 DL with a sprained left knee. Does that expire soon?
    So far this year he’s avg 6IP per start. Not sure that is great or worthy of Nunez in return.
    Tough call
    Not an easy decision

    I might pass because of the injury

  44. fantasygame101 July 29th, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    runners on 2nd or 3rd is the only time you will not see a drastic shift. So batting him fourth will increase that chance.

  45. Erin July 29th, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    Ledger_Yankees “We’re going to work him back slow.” – Girardi on Soriano. Nova pitching second game.

    Ledger_Yankees Nova tomorrow, Girardi says, unless “something freaky happens.”

  46. Irreverent Discourse July 29th, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    Bedard has been great this year… 90IP 8.5 k/9 3.2 k/bb and a 3 ERA in the AL is nothing to laugh at. The injury was a knee and not a shoudler or elbow… why wouldn’t you want that?

  47. Irreverent Discourse July 29th, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    fantasygame101 – For one at bat… then it’s meaningless…

  48. SoS July 29th, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    WTP,
    Hes slated to pitch tonight.

  49. hardwired7 July 29th, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    I wonder what Joe Girardi’s definition of “freaky” is?

    Something tells me it’s vastly different from mine.

  50. Nick in SF July 29th, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    I am also rolling with our friend from Taiwan tonight, but I put more of my for-entertainment-purposes-only’s on the +1.5 run line.

    This is for the last bastion of Chinese democracy, long live Free China!

  51. GreenBeret7 July 29th, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    hardwired7 July 29th, 2011 at 3:48 pm
    Brien Taylor was going to flame out, one way or the other, imho.

    He was a one trick pony.

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

    Yeah, all he could do was pitch. Couldn’t hit worth a damned. He was a 3 pitch pitcher…left handed, mid 90s fastball, curve and hard slider.

  52. SoS July 29th, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    “We’re going to work him back slow.”

    ========

    Translation. Hes the mop up man.

  53. heyman_sux July 29th, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    Non-inclusion of Nunez was a deal breaker for Lee last year. His role is sliightly lessened now that Chavez is back, but he’s still a very useful piece and is viewed as a part of the future of this team

    I have my doubts that he would be traded for Bedard and his injuries

  54. Benny Blanco July 29th, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    Ledger_Yankees Nova tomorrow, Girardi says, unless “something freaky happens.”

    ===

    something freaky like a trade? :)

  55. MLink July 29th, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    Anyone hear the Betances for Dominic Brown rumor?

    then betances to astros for pence? 3way trade in the works so i hear

  56. SoS July 29th, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    Ledger_Yankees Nova tomorrow, Girardi says, unless “something freaky happens.”

    =======

    Can Girardi make a sentence that doesnt include a word ending in a Y or an I?

  57. Warning Track Power July 29th, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    I can’t believe there are zero MLB teams that are interested
    in trading for Kei Igawa???

  58. Nick in SF July 29th, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    “I wonder what Joe Girardi’s definition of “freaky” is?”

    It involves a magical identity switch in which his mind goes into Little Dante’s body and vice versa. After initial madcap hilarity, they both learn valuable lessons before returning to their own bodies. Special Guest Star Pat Morita as ‘the old man’.

  59. pat July 29th, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    Ledger_Yankees Nova tomorrow, Girardi says, unless “something freaky happens.”

    Code for trading for Lincecum? :wink:

  60. Erin July 29th, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    YankeesInk Joe would not commit one way or another to whether Nova is back for good. Said they would watch him pitch and “evaluate”.

  61. GreenBeret7 July 29th, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    Nunez is the only backup shortstop in the system worth a damned right now. Who’s playing there on Jeter’s off days. Pena’s out for another month.

  62. Erin July 29th, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    Warning Track Power July 29th, 2011 at 4:11 pm
    I can?t believe there are zero MLB teams that are interested
    in trading for Kei Igawa???

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

    8)

  63. fantasygame101 July 29th, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    actually, gardner, jeter, granderson, tex is the order normally if gardner bats 9th so that setup makes it throughout the game. The key there is gardner getting on base bec. jeter and granderson is what they are right now specially granderson with his Ks.

  64. Erin July 29th, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    Nick- OMG :lol:

  65. Erin July 29th, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    YankeesInk To me, Joe’s answer about Nova is the first indication that the length on Mr. Hughes’ leash is shortening.

  66. heyman_sux July 29th, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    MLink July 29th, 2011 at 4:10 pm
    Anyone hear the Betances for Dominic Brown rumor?

    then betances to astros for pence? 3way trade in the works so i hear
    ************’

    It’s not a rumor. It was speculation on behalf of Sherman based on Phillies scouts being @ Trenton last night.

  67. Irreverent Discourse July 29th, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    The complete isolation and ignoring of Igawa does still puzzle me… there isn’t an NL team that could stash him somewhere? I find that hard to believe.

  68. hardwired7 July 29th, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    What I meant, GB, was that he took his talent for granted. I don’t he had the drive to be an all-time great.

    He had an electric arm, but he was certainly flawed.

    In the end, the Yanks peaked without him, thankfully. Those late-’90s teams had the perfect chemistry, and who’s to say he would have blended into that mis.

  69. hardwired7 July 29th, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    *mix.

  70. MTU July 29th, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    Why would waste Betances to get Brown when we can him use to help us get Jimenez ?

    Doesn’t make sense to me.

  71. MTU July 29th, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    edit: use him. sorry.

  72. fantasygame101 July 29th, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    the so called trade experts predicts braves getting ludwick without giving up their 4 to pitchers. Then the yankees can also get him without giving up much. Ludwick is better than posada in the dh spot.

  73. Warning Track Power July 29th, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    Did HBO produce a segment on Brien Taylor last year or the year before?
    I need to find that footage again

  74. heyman_sux July 29th, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    Irreverent Discourse July 29th, 2011 at 4:13 pm
    The complete isolation and ignoring of Igawa does still puzzle me? there isn?t an NL team that could stash him somewhere? I find that hard to believe.
    ********

    There was an article I believe in the times recently about specifically Igawa. Apparently, there have been a number of deals, including one to the Padres, and a few for clubs back in Japan. In short, he nixed those deals – even after he was explicitly told he would not get a chance with the big club

    Some might see him as being dillusional, but apparently he REALLY wants to fulfill his dream of playing in the AL. He apparently has some sort of sense of honor about fufilling the contract he’s signed to…

  75. champ809 July 29th, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    Bedard if healthy would be no worst than our third best pitcher based on how well he’s thrown the ball this year.

    I’d prefer to trade Laird or Romine for him especially if the Yanks have any plans on bringing back Martin to mentor Jesus the next 2 seasons until Sanchez may be ready.

    Interesting that the Tigers are trying to get Fister back being that they traded him to Seattle in the deal for Washburn.

  76. SoS July 29th, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    Why would waste Betances to get Brown when we can him use to help us get Jimenez ?

    Doesn’t make sense to me.

    ==========

    We then flip him for Jimenez!! What has Brown done for you lately?

  77. GreenBeret7 July 29th, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    hardwired7 July 29th, 2011 at 4:14 pm
    What I meant, GB, was that he took his talent for granted. I don’t he had the drive to be an all-time great.

    He had an electric arm, but he was certainly flawed.

    In the end, the Yanks peaked without him, thankfully. Those late-’90s teams had the perfect chemistry, and who’s to say he would have blended into that mis

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

    He was hurt in a fight, trying to stop his brother from killing a guy outside of a bar. They all fell and he landed on his shoulder. It’s not like he was a slacker.

  78. blake July 29th, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    I wouldn’t trade Betances for Brown.

  79. Irreverent Discourse July 29th, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    Ludwick is not better than anyone. I would rather watch Posada continue to fail than bother with a scrub like Ludwick.

  80. Warning Track Power July 29th, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    Trading B. Laird makes sense to me.
    I’m not sure he will become a superstar in this game.
    He is one player that can be traded for something of value in return.

  81. SoS July 29th, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    He apparently has some sort of sense of honor about fufilling the contract he’s signed to…

    ========

    Well he has 2 more months left to fullfill it. Lets say he doesnt, does that mean the Yankees will get a full refund on the purchase?

  82. fantasygame101 July 29th, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    I do not think betances will be traded. He is a local kid who signed bec. it is the yankees. If they traded him away, it will hurt their chances of signing highly touted high school players in the area.

  83. MTU July 29th, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    SoS-

    You need to eat some more M and M’s. Betances is a better chip than Brown when it comes to the Rox needs.

    :)

  84. Erin July 29th, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    Ledger_Yankees Posada called news on Irabu “devastating.”

  85. MTU July 29th, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    SoS-

    Other thing is, why on Earth would we want to help the Philllies ?

    ;)

  86. GreenBeret7 July 29th, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    One can only imagine a rotation in the mid-90s of Jimmy Key (with Wells, Clemens later), Cone, Pettitte, Lieter and Taylor.

  87. Giuseppe Franco July 29th, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    I don’t think they’ll end up trading Betances, but even if they did, it wouldn’t make one bit of difference to any future local kids.

    Money talks and BS walks.

  88. MTU July 29th, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    GB-

    I’m too busy trying to imagine a Yankee rotation better than Halladay, Lee, and Hamels.

    ;)

  89. Yankee Trader July 29th, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    SoS-

    Other thing is, why on Earth would we want to help the Philllies ?
    ——————————————
    MTU-
    Maybe someone elsealong with Brown to spin to the Rockies and keep Jesus M out of the deal. :)

  90. hardwired7 July 29th, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    Taylor’s career #s speak for themselves:

    http://www.baseball-reference......ylor002bri

    I was in college in Albany when he came through. He was mostly hype. He was just as apt to walk a batter as strike him out.

    I’m sorry, GB, but that’s just the way it was.

  91. Wave Your Hat July 29th, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    “I’m too busy trying to imagine a Yankee rotation better than Halladay, Lee, and Hamels.”

    Without Ubaldo I am trying to imagine one at all in 2012. I guess the Yanks shoot the moon for CJ Wilson.

  92. MTU July 29th, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    YT-

    I have a strict policy. No fraternizing with the enemy.

    ;)

  93. jacksquat July 29th, 2011 at 4:32 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.

    Looks good so far, but I tend to wait to get interested when they hit like that in AA.

  94. LGY July 29th, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    Reading through the posts today, I am not sure why the Yankees are getting criticized for pulling Betances last night.

    He allowed the first 6 batters of the 6th inning to reach base including a bases loaded walk, had already allowed 4 runs, and threw 19 pitches

    The damage had already been done so it’s not like they stopped him from working out of trouble. I guess you could say further trouble because he left with men on 1st and 2nd and no out.

    At what point is it ok to pull him?

  95. Erin July 29th, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    YankeesWeather Gates are scheduled to open on time today. A potential for rain is still in the forecast. We will continue to monitor the weather situation.

  96. MTU July 29th, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    Patience Wave. Patience.

    :)

  97. Warning Track Power July 29th, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    in this day and age, social media can certainly be the enemy when
    discussing a very young player like Bichette.
    twitter alone can track every single at bat in real time.
    20 or so years ago, did anybody other then a minor league coach care about
    what a prospect did every single at bat???

  98. Warning Track Power July 29th, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    Erin July 29th, 2011 at 4:34 pm
    YankeesWeather Gates are scheduled to open on time today. A potential for rain is still in the forecast. We will continue to monitor the weather situation.
    ************************************************************

    Playing the orioles this year means dealing with horrible weather.
    I blame Showalter!!

  99. LGY July 29th, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    Without Ubaldo I am trying to imagine one at all in 2012. I guess the Yanks shoot the moon for CJ Wilson.

    ———————

    Being in a position where the Yankees have to sign CJ Wilson would be very unfortunate.

  100. Yankee Trader July 29th, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    YT-

    I have a strict policy. No fraternizing with the enemy.
    ———————————————-
    How about when it involves a 3-way……………………………………………………..trade! LOL

  101. GreenBeret7 July 29th, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    You’re going to tag him as a 1 trick pony because he walked 101 batters in one season? What about his 1st year?

  102. Wave Your Hat July 29th, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    My issue with Bichette is they probably could have waited another few rounds to pick him.

  103. Wave Your Hat July 29th, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    “Being in a position where the Yankees have to sign CJ Wilson would be very unfortunate.”

    Plus another bidding war with the Rangers and more irritating comments from Nolan Ryan.

  104. MTU July 29th, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    YT-

    Only if the enemy wants to trade Halladay to us.

    I make an exception for that.

    :)

  105. CompassRosy July 29th, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    champ809 July 29th, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    Interesting that the Tigers are trying to get Fister back being that they traded him to Seattle in the deal for Washburn.
    =====================================

    I believe you are thinking of Luke French.
    Fister has always been in the M’s org – drafted in 2006.

  106. GreenBeret7 July 29th, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    LGY July 29th, 2011 at 4:33 pm
    Reading through the posts today, I am not sure why the Yankees are getting criticized for pulling Betances last night.

    He allowed the first 6 batters of the 6th inning to reach base including a bases loaded walk, had already allowed 4 runs, and threw 19 pitches

    The damage had already been done so it’s not like they stopped him from working out of trouble. I guess you could say further trouble because he left with men on 1st and 2nd and no out.

    At what point is it ok to pull him?

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

    Of course, the fact that Pirela didn’t charge the soft roller to shortstop to get the leadoff hitter, the bunt single and the parachute job to the outfield didn’t help. Neither did joseph’s error. He gave up one hit with any authority.

  107. LGY July 29th, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    One thing I’m trying to imagine is where Montero fits into the team next season.

    Cashman has stated this season that he won’t call up Montero unless he can play everyday. Since Martin will almost certainly be back next season, DH is where Montero fits.

    If Montero is going to be the primary DH next season why is he not DHing more this season? Will the Yankees trust Montero as their primary DH?

    Can the Yankees afford to have Montero’s developing bat at DH if Jeter and Martin are not going to hit?

    I’m losing faith each day that Montero will be a Yankee :(

  108. LGY July 29th, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    Of course, the fact that Pirela didn’t charge the soft roller to shortstop to get the leadoff hitter, the bunt single and the parachute job to the outfield didn’t help. Neither did joseph’s error. He gave up one hit with any authority.

    ———————

    I know nothing was hit particularly hard that inning, but that is baseball and it happens to every pitcher.

    It’s why strikeouts are the absolute best outcome and how you avoid these type of occurrences.

    Still, he didn’t get anyone out and had already thrown 19 pitches. How long should they have left him out there?

  109. ET July 29th, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    Bichette = Daniel Murphy of the Mets

  110. tomingeorgia July 29th, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    Monday Monday, so good to me,
    Monday Monday, it was all I hoped it would be,
    at least I hope so. Wish it would come.

  111. Wave Your Hat July 29th, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    “I’m losing faith each day that Montero will be a Yankee :(

    I lost it back in the spring. It makes contemplating an Ubaldo deal a bit easier.

  112. Erin July 29th, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    KMart_LI Girardi said he’ll work Soriano in slowly. …manager also said location was Soriano’s biggest issue when he pitched for the #yanks

    KMart_LI Posada on Irabu: “A guy w/ a lot riding on his shoulders & I thought he did a hell of a job for us. …When he was into it, probably one of the nastiest pitchers in the league.”

  113. hardwired7 July 29th, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    Taylor might have harnessed that talent, and that would have been amazing to see. Lefties w/that kind of velocity can wreak havoc.

    Unfortunate he was caught up in that situation.

  114. randy l. July 29th, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    “Brien Taylor was going to flame out, one way or the other, imho.

    He was a one trick pony.”

    hardwired-

    good point.

    after watching from directly behind home plate in port charlotte stadium one night and watching taylor strike out 13 hitters in 6 innings with a high nineties moving fastball that he threw for strikes and a nasty breaking ball that he also thew for strikes and having given up a hit and no walks, i looked at my father and said ” one trick pony, all he does his strike hitters out “.

  115. GreenBeret7 July 29th, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    For shame that Montero didn’t sparkle in your eyes over all of those 40 at bats. He still outhit every other catcher in camp.

  116. ET July 29th, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    “If Montero is going to be the primary DH next season why is he not DHing more this season? Will the Yankees trust Montero as their primary DH?”

    Very interesting question.

    There are not many places he can go for a DH. They can either bring up Montero, use A-Rod there and Nunez at 3rd, or sign a Damon/Matsui type guy to a cheap 1 yr deal. Guys like Beltran/Cuddayer will get more than 1 yr deals, so probably rule them out.

  117. hardwired7 July 29th, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    lol

    really opened up Pandora’s box there…sorry for the threadjack.

  118. Erin July 29th, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    Joelsherman1 CM Wang makes 1st MLB start since 7/4/09 tonite v. #Mets. When asked #Nationals GM Mike Rizzo?s thoughts, said: “If he can make

    Joelsherman1 “It back as an effective P, it?s great story of stick-to-itiveness and perseverance. He?s worked like hell to get back.?

  119. Wave Your Hat July 29th, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    “For shame that Montero didn’t sparkle in your eyes over all of those 40 at bats. He still outhit every other catcher in camp.”

    I didn’t lose faith because I didn’t like Montero, if you follow me.

  120. Erin July 29th, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    MLB_PR Congrats to @Yankees & @YankeesPR on another successful & meaningful #HopeWeek. Here’s @todayshow wrapup: http://on.today.com/rmA1qQ

  121. LGY July 29th, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    ET,

    If Montero is traded I would try to sign Beltran on a 2 year deal and move Swish to DH for a year.

  122. BJK July 29th, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    Casey Stern and Jim Bowden were just talking about Montero on MLB Inside Pitch.

    Reminded listeners that although Montero is having the best year, he still projects to be able to hit in the middle of the Yankee line-up.

    Not just any line-up… the Yankees line-up.

    Yankees have holes to fill at catcher and DH. He can do both.

    And that he is still only 21 years old.

    They then concluded that not only do they think he should not be included in a package for Jimenez, they wouldn’t trade him for Ubaldo straight up.

  123. Erin July 29th, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    New Post w/pregame notes

    :arrow:

  124. hardwired7 July 29th, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    Look who has the #

  125. hardwired7 July 29th, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    #1 rated farm system:

    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/articl.....8;c_id=mlb

  126. jpb173 July 29th, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    Wave Your Hat July 29th, 2011 at 4:38 pm
    My issue with Bichette is they probably could have waited another few rounds to pick him.

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

    The issue with Bichette is the same as it was for Cito Culver last year. Both guys were signable and willing to sign for a dollar figure that met the Commisioner’s silly slot system.

    If one assumes that the Yankees have a given amount of money to sign draftees then signing a first rounder (who might be 3rd round talent) for a figure within the slot system allows the Yankees to spend more money to sign other draftees on an “over slot” basis. In many cases, 2nd and 3rd round talent drops to 4th, 5th and even the 6th round because major league teams feel there is some doubt that they will sign. The Yankees can use some of the money that would have gone to paying “over slot” for a first rounder to signing those players that they draft in the 4th, 5th and 6th rounds and actually end up with more talent in the organization.

    The Yankess have to be careful when drafting first round talent because most of those kids (and their agents) believe the Yankees can afford to pay more than any other team. If the Yankees draft and sign those guys they end up not being able to afford to sign many other picks.

  127. ET July 29th, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    Ken_Rosenthal
    Sources: #Yankees multiple calls today to #Dodgers on Kuroda. None thus far to #Rockies on Jimenez.

  128. champ809 July 29th, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    Bichette would not have been there another few rounds and the Yanks issue is that the had very few picks in the early rounds.

    The most important thing is that Bichette is showing that he’s a player and he’s justifying the decision of the team to add him to the organization

  129. hardwired7 July 29th, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    randy l. July 29th, 2011 at 4:49 pm

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    I post on here on and off for almost 3 yrs and this is the 1st time you respond to me?

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