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Game 106: Yankees vs. Orioles, Jeter injury update

Posted by: Brian Heyman - Posted in Misc on Jul 31, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Yankees lineup
1. Brett Gardner LF
2. Derek Jeter SS
3. Curtis Granderson CF
4. Mark Teixeira 1B
5. Robinson Cano DH
6. Nick Swisher RF
7. Eric Chavez 3B
8. Russell Martin C
9. Eduardo Nunez 2B
Freddy Garcia RHP

Orioles lineup
1. J.J. Hardy SS
2. Nick Markakis RF
3. Adam Jones CF
4. Vladimir Guerrero DH
5. Chris Davis 1B
6. Mark Reynolds 3B
7. Felix Pie LF
8. Craig Tatum C
9. Robert Andino 2B
Jake Arrieta RHP

TV/Time: YES/1:08
Umpires: Jim Reynolds HP, Mike DiMuro 1B, Tim Welke 2B, Andy Fletcher 3B
Weather: Sunny, 85

Touching home: Curtis Granderson leads the majors in runs scored with 94. The closest player is 15 behind.

Team July: The Yankees today will finish their 19th consecutive winning July. They are 15-11 this month. They hold the major-league record for consecutive winning Julys.

Update, 1:15: Garcia looked good in the first, just a looping single allowed. He strikes out two swinging at off-speed pitches.

Update, 1:28: Bases loaded, two outs for the Yankees after two singles and a walk. Swisher is up.

Update, 1:29: Grounder to third, side retired. There was no 12-run first-inning repeat. Well, that was a little rare considering the last time it had happened for the Yankees prior to last night was never.

Update, 1:36: Very effective inning for Garcia. Has the Orioles off balance with his breaking stuff. Fanned two more in the second.

Update, 1:44: Just a one-out Nunez single in the second.

Update, 1:57: 1-0, Orioles in the third. Two walks hurt Garcia. Then he gave up an RBI infield hit to Jones. Jeter showed great range behind second, but he made an error on the throw to second, allowing the runner to go to third. So it’s first and third, two outs.

Update, 1:59: Guerrero grounds out to end the inning.

Update, 2:03: Jeter is drilled on the right hand, looked like it got a couple of fingers. 91 mph fastball. He’s staying in. He took a grounder off a finger last night, too.

Update, 2:13: Bases loaded, one out in the Yankees third. Swisher up.

Update, 2:15: Swisher had a great doubleheader yesterday, but he left the bases loaded in the first and he just bounced into a 1-6-3 double play.

Update, 2:32: Walk, error, single, bases loaded, no one out in the fourth for the Yankees. Gardner up. Jeter is coming out of the game. Cervelli is on deck.

Update, 2:34: They didn’t leave the bases loaded this time. Gardner cleared them with a triple to the right-field corner, 3-1 Yankees.

Update, 2:38: Granderson chops one toward first, 4-1 after the out. We’ll wait for a report on Jeter. Cervelli is the new second baseman. Nunez moves to short.

Update, 2:48: Cervelli has never played second in a big-league game before.

Update, 2:50: Both the Orioles and the Yankees go down 1-2-3 in the fifth.

Update, 2:57: Guerrero pokes a single into center, 4-2, in the sixth.

Update, 3:01: Cervelli looked a little awkward with his footwork trying to start a double play, throw was a bit low, but he got the force. And the Yankees are now out of the inning.

Update, 3:06: Jeter has a bruised right middle finger. X-rays were negative. He’s day to day.

Update, 3:10: Jim Johnson is coming into pitch after two walks to start the sixth.

Update, 3:19: Noesi is taking over for the seventh. And the Yankees are going for defense now with the two-run lead. Cervelli is out. Cano is moving from DH to second.

Update, 3:25: Two outs, one on. Robertson will replace Noesi.

Update, 3:29: Robertson gets the third out.

Update, 3:53: Robertson strikes out the side in the eighth. Still 4-2. Seven minutes till the trading deadline. 

Update, 4:01: The deadline has passed, no annoucements. A couple of reports had the Yankees’ bid for Wandy Rodriguez going nowhere because they wanted Houston to chip in a lot to defray the cost of the $38 million-plus he’s due through a 2014 option year. Mariano Rivera is on for the ninth.

Update, 4:08: Rivera turns in a 1-2-3 ninth for save No. 27. Yankees win, 4-2. They win three out of four in the series and are now 22 over .500, at 64-42.

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459 Responses to “Game 106: Yankees vs. Orioles, Jeter injury update”

  1. G-C July 31st, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    “What is it you like about Wandy Rodriguez? If the Astros picked up a sizeable chunk of $$$ is he a #3 rotation-lefty CC-Righty Colon-lefty Rodriguez?”

    _____________________________

    For sure.

    A little bit smallish and a FB guy, but in Yankee Stadium his lefthandedness probably negates that to some degree.

    He’s a borderline #2 guy in the NL, certainly has the ability to be an innings munching AL #3.

  2. Tyler July 31st, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    What a great year for Granderson… both producing runs and driving them in.

  3. TheStraw July 31st, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    Let’s go sweaty Freddy!

  4. Vineyard Yankee July 31st, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    If the Yankees do nothing today in the trade market and bring up Montero soon I will be happy. It would be nice to see what Jesus can do playing 4 – 5 days per week at C and or DH.

    FREE JESUS ! ! !

  5. Giuseppe Franco July 31st, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    # Ghostwriter July 31st, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    It might be okay for this week, because of the doubleheader and 4-game series this weekend. However, there aren’t that many starts left in the season. I think MG nailed it in terms of how it can throw everybody off their routine.

    ———

    They’ve toyed with the idea a few times but have always concluded that it’s not something they want to do long term.

    I would imagine they’ll come to the same conclusion this time.

  6. MG July 31st, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    Freddy really knows how to read bats, he got Hardy, who is a pretty decent hitter, to look foolish on two consecutive breaking pitches, one at 68 and the next one at 77.

  7. Benny Blanco July 31st, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    those last two pitches were just plain UNFAIR!!

  8. Benny Blanco July 31st, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    NASTY!

  9. yankeefeminista July 31st, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    Go Freddy! Go Yanks!

    Less than 3 hours until Jesus is safe. Free Jesus!

  10. Ghostwriter July 31st, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    MG July 31st, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    Freddy really knows how to read bats, he got Hardy, who is a pretty decent hitter, to look foolish on two consecutive breaking pitches, one at 68 and the next one at 77.
    ===========

    Is it just me, or does Freddy remind you a lot of the way that Andy pitched last year? They never talk about crafty right-handers…

  11. yankeefeminista July 31st, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    JackCurryYES Jack Curry
    Yankee meetings about acquiring pitching going something like this: “Will he pitch better than Colon or Garcia?” Answer keeps coming up no
    2 minutes ago

  12. TheStraw July 31st, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    Hughes could learn a lot from this guy.

  13. Ghostwriter July 31st, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    I tell you what: Against any team other than the Red Sox, I would run Freddy out there in an important game, and not give it a second thought.

  14. yankeefeminista July 31st, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    Atta boy, Freddy!

  15. MG July 31st, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    Ghost, not at all, Andy was painting the outside corner to righties with fastballs, and using the cutter as an out pitch with an occasional breaking ball.

    Freddy changes speeds much more and doesn’t have the ability to use the fastball as much as Andy to get outs. He also makes effective use of the splitter, Andy didn’t throw that.

  16. Benny Blanco July 31st, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    I thought that pitch was gone for a second!

  17. Tyler July 31st, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    yankeefeminista July 31st, 2011 at 1:15 pm
    JackCurryYES Jack Curry
    Yankee meetings about acquiring pitching going something like this: “Will he pitch better than Colon or Garcia?” Answer keeps coming up no
    2 minutes ago
    ————————–

    While I am still a bit concerned about Colon and Garcia holding up, you can’t really argue with this logic. No sense making a move just for the sake of making one. Colon and Garcia have both been very good. I don’t think Wandy Rodriguez makes them any better…

  18. UnKnown July 31st, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    Benny so did I so did I. It was up and I thought Vladdy got it for sure.

    Here’s to hoping the offense isn’t all dried up after yesterday’s affair

  19. TheStraw July 31st, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    Lousy bunt….

  20. Ghostwriter July 31st, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    MG,

    True, they aren’t similar in terms of tactics. However, more generally, in terms of how they work the strike zone to keep hitters off balance. Neither overpowered anybody, but have the ability to get hitters to get themselves out.

  21. MG July 31st, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    Arrieta has good stuff, you can see why he’s won 10 games for a lousy team already this season…

  22. Vineyard Yankee July 31st, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    The dismantling of the Astros continues, Bourn dealt to the Braves.

  23. MG July 31st, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    Ghost, I’ll agree with you on that, they just do (or did) it differently.

  24. austinmac July 31st, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    When was the last time the Yankees made no moves at the TD?

  25. Ghostwriter July 31st, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    Tyler July 31st, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    yankeefeminista July 31st, 2011 at 1:15 pm
    JackCurryYES Jack Curry
    Yankee meetings about acquiring pitching going something like this: “Will he pitch better than Colon or Garcia?” Answer keeps coming up no
    2 minutes ago
    ————————–

    While I am still a bit concerned about Colon and Garcia holding up, you can’t really argue with this logic. No sense making a move just for the sake of making one. Colon and Garcia have both been very good. I don’t think Wandy Rodriguez makes them any better…
    ===============

    Wherever they may be in 2012, 2013, or 2014, Colon and Garcia may wind up being the MVPs of those seasons, because they saved Montero, Nova, and the B’s from being traded this year.

  26. Tyler July 31st, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    Ghost-

    I absolutely agree though I don’t think they would give up any of those guys in a trade for a guy like Wandy. Maybe Romine as most. Still, I think it makes more sense to keep the team as it is than press a deal before the deadline at this point…

  27. UnKnown July 31st, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    I really like Nick’s walk up music selection. Lets go Swish.

  28. Benny Blanco July 31st, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    cano walked??

  29. jacksquat July 31st, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    The Manny Banuelos promotion is a little interesting as he wasn’t exactly dominating AA. 1.531 WHIP and 4.9 BB/9.

  30. Chris W July 31st, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    Swisher tried to take that sinker the other way. You know he’s on when he hitting to left at a left-handed hitter.

  31. Benny Blanco July 31st, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    Now that Brackman has regressed, he has to work his way back to “killa b” status.

    Its officially B2 for now.

  32. Chris W July 31st, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    “The Manny Banuelos promotion is a little interesting as he wasn’t exactly dominating AA. 1.531 WHIP and 4.9 BB/9.”

    He’s immensely talented, though. It makes sense to see where he’s at. If it goes badly, hopefully he learns his lessons and takes them back to Trenton.

  33. Chris W July 31st, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    Davis and Reynolds back-to-back. That’s a staggering amount of power and strikeouts.

  34. Benny Blanco July 31st, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    Swisher tried to take that sinker the other way. You know he’s on when he hitting to left at a left-handed hitter.======

    He needs to past that info on to Tex.

  35. jacksquat July 31st, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    Chris W July 31st, 2011 at 1:33 pm
    “The Manny Banuelos promotion is a little interesting as he wasn’t exactly dominating AA. 1.531 WHIP and 4.9 BB/9.”

    He’s immensely talented, though. It makes sense to see where he’s at. If it goes badly, hopefully he learns his lessons and takes them back to Trenton.

    Yeah, I’m aware of his talent. I hope he gets his BB rate back to previous levels.

  36. Benny Blanco July 31st, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    garcia is trying to break the “pc richard sample”

  37. Chris W July 31st, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    So the Harden trade got cancelled, I see. Due to worrying medical reports. And people were crowning him ALCS MVP last night.

  38. tomingeorgia July 31st, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    Orioles with out much of clue about Garcia’s slop.

  39. UnKnown July 31st, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    Mitch Wild Thing Williams is saying that he sees the King going to New York for a huge package today.

    Mitch is going Wild with that prediction I think.

  40. Kelvin July 31st, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    King is only pitcher I’d give up anyone for, well prospects at least.

  41. J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    I said earlier I wouldn’t be shocked if the Yankees were focused on doing something big like that: Hernandez or Kershaw, but it’s pretty unlikely.

  42. UnKnown July 31st, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    I think that is what they should do. Either go big and empty out the farm for a complete season changer, who can no doubt win another championship, or do nothing.

    A trade that big would have to be an absolute Ninja Move by Cash, because there is no really buzz about it.

  43. UnKnown July 31st, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    I wouldn’t be suprised to see Freddy do one of his patented pitch around a guy here and face Jones instead.

    Freddy isn’t afraid of walking guys to pitch around the guys he doesn’t want to face.

  44. Chris W July 31st, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    I’m leery about Freddie walking anybody – what just happened is exactly why. Garcia is a contact pitcher, and they give up hits.

  45. tomingeorgia July 31st, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    Unknown,
    It’s fun to watch a real pro pitch.

  46. Yogi Mantle July 31st, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    Decent try by Jeter, but didn’t have much chance.

  47. Yogi Mantle July 31st, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    The Yanks will probably do nothing at the TD. So little time left and not a murmur of anything going on.

  48. Yogi Mantle July 31st, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    Maybe they should have saved a couple of runs for today.

  49. Jacob Ruppert July 31st, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    Felix is the one that should be sought after. The Mariners dont need him. A huge package of 5 upper talents could be enough. Keep Nova, trade Betances, Banuelos, Hughes, Brackman, Montero, etc for him. Yanks have 1 2 3 starters for years to come.

  50. UnKnown July 31st, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    CJ Wilson has been getting rocked a bit as of late. They really must have him be their rock in that rotation down the stretch here.

  51. J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    FY BUCK

  52. Against All Odds July 31st, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    SMH

  53. Chris W July 31st, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    Ow. Jeter’s hand is taking some abuse.

  54. syd_cash July 31st, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    ouch just what we need

  55. tomingeorgia July 31st, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    Plunked by the Orioles again.

  56. UnKnown July 31st, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    Buck up to his same old tricks again. If you can’t beat them, hit them.

  57. blake July 31st, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    Whatever they do with Manny this year I hope they give him a full year at AAA next year to get his innings up and to polish off his development. The Rays did something similar with Price in calling him up for their WS run and then starting him at AAA the following year.

    Wandy? Ok if he’s free on the prospect price and the Astros kick in some money. They could slot him in the #4 next year and buy Manny and Dellin some more time or they coukd shop him this winter either one……might lose some money but gain a prospect or two that way.

  58. J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    MF BUCK

  59. tomingeorgia July 31st, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    Buck should put himself in as a PH and see what happens.

  60. Yogi Mantle July 31st, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    Tell me that wasn’t on purpose. That is Buck – POS – Showalter’s MO.

    As soon as they had any lead it was going to happen.

    Buck is one of the biggest POS in the game.

  61. syd_cash July 31st, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    seems like if the Yanks were gonna make a move they woulda did it already

  62. J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    DJ is either P.O’ed or it really f-ing hurts. Or both.

  63. Yogi Mantle July 31st, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    When does MLB’s Commisioner’s office put an end to crap like that? A suspension for the POS manager should be 20 games. When it happens over and over, it isn’t accidental.

  64. blake July 31st, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    SI_JonHeyman 5 mins wandy would pass waivers with $39M left on deal. so there should be no rush on him. #yankees

    This is also true

  65. Betsy July 31st, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    Wouldn’t surpise me if it was on purpose – and on the hand, not the meaty part of the arm or something. Buck is a punk and he’s teaching his young players to be punks. I despise him.

  66. blake July 31st, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    I really can’t stand the Orioles…..

  67. kd July 31st, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    you knew there would be payback for the 12 run first inning. buck has forgotten what the word sportsmanship means. this is ridiculous

  68. J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    THey suck so he has to plunk Jeter. Really starting to get his hitting mojo back, too.

    Thanks, Buck. Loser.

  69. Betsy July 31st, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    A few years ago, Jeter got hit on his hand and it ruined his season. Orioles are bad and they have no scruples – a dangerous combination

  70. blake July 31st, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    Yankees…..please start pummeling this garbage franchise and send them back to Baltimore

  71. UnKnown July 31st, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    I was thinking too last night during that beat down, that Nova should’ve plunked a Bird.

    But then I thought, nah. Now I really wish they would have.

  72. Betsy July 31st, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    Blake, they never retaliate………it’s pathetic; they allow the Orioles to get away with this crap.

  73. Against All Odds July 31st, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    Same ol O’s. Weren’t they suppose to be a threat this season

  74. UnKnown July 31st, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    Oooh Robbie just missed a Cookie. darn it.

  75. UnKnown July 31st, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    haha, look at Buck.

  76. UnKnown July 31st, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    I got another idea Buck, why don’t you put on a free baserunner again. Idiot.

  77. J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    BS first call. Should be 1-1

  78. syd_cash July 31st, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    c’mon Swish really

  79. J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    Great

  80. Chris W July 31st, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    Swisher’s left 6 men on base in three innings. Ouch.

    C’mon bat!

  81. Yogi Mantle July 31st, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    There is a reason why Buck never lasts in any club. The man is a POS. He deserves to be out of a job in baseball.

  82. Captain Clutch July 31st, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    Dreadful at bat by Swisher, that second pitch was right there to hit.

  83. Captain Clutch July 31st, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    After all of the runs that the Yanks scored yesterday everyone knew a Yankee was getting hit in this series. The Orioles are like the Rays a couple of a couple of years ago, they can’t win on the field so they play like children.

  84. 108 stitches July 31st, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    Gammons is working his phone with a direct line to INepstein. Harold Reynolds has been brainwashed by ol’ yellowtooth.

  85. m July 31st, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    Just catching up.

    Lots of talk about Hughes. But, that’s no surprise.

    So Curry tweeted that Banuelos might be a factor in the Bronx supplanting Nova/Hughes? Unlikely imo.

    Frustrating game so far. Need to get some hits off Arietta.

  86. Yogi Mantle July 31st, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    Garcia on the mound, and Girardi Pollyanna means never retaliate. I’m sick of Girardi and his peacenik ways.

  87. m July 31st, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    Nice pick, there.

  88. J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    Poor Pie. THat karma’s for Buck.

  89. Yogi Mantle July 31st, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    Nice little smack in the face on Pie. Too bad is wasn’t harder.

  90. West Coast Yankee Fan July 31st, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    Rangers get Heath Bell.

  91. jacksquat July 31st, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    Yogi Mantle July 31st, 2011 at 2:22 pm
    Garcia on the mound, and Girardi Pollyanna means never retaliate. I’m sick of Girardi and his peacenik ways.

    If someone is going to get plunked it needs to be someone more important at the top of the lineup, like their #2 hitter Markakis.

  92. Captain Clutch July 31st, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    Does YES really have to show Buck in the dugout every second? It’s like when they play the Angels and we have to see Scioscia’s face every second.

  93. West Coast Yankee Fan July 31st, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    correction – Heath Bell deal not final but in process.

  94. J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    OUr BP is fine

  95. bruceb July 31st, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    Typical Yankees 2011…feast or famine. Probably won’t score a run today until it’s 2-0 or 3-0. For God’s sake, let’s do it now.

  96. J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    CC, they’re obsessed with the manager cult.

  97. Yogi Mantle July 31st, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    The Yankees are probably afraid each at bat that they are going to get hit. It’s one of the reasons why the RS are so effective against them. Pollyanna won’t do anything.

  98. ralphfl July 31st, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    can we replace the fat toad swisher? sure hit a knock when we have a big lead but bases loaded and the Fat Toad comes out

  99. m July 31st, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    Not happy that the Rangers got Bell. But I didn’t see a fit here. Where would he slot amongst Robertson and Soriano?

  100. Yogi Mantle July 31st, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    Garcia isn’t going to plunk anyone. Remember it took CC on the mound to finally get one fat slob RS hitter.

  101. Captain Clutch July 31st, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    It’s funny how Arrieta has had pin point control on every pitch except one

  102. UnKnown July 31st, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    So with Heath going to Texas I think they have become a tougher matchup now than the Angels.

  103. ralphfl July 31st, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    We do not need Bell we need a #2 SP or a guy who can hit when it counts not when we have a 12-1 lead

  104. Chris W July 31st, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    Defensively the Orioles are just putrid.

  105. West Coast Yankee Fan July 31st, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    Verlander with a no-no in the 6th. What a shocker.

  106. syd_cash July 31st, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    watching Seattle and now Baltimore you can see why they are so awful

  107. UnKnown July 31st, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    Thank you JJ.

    Verlander is dealing a no no again in Detroit today. Into the 6th.

  108. West Coast Yankee Fan July 31st, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    Hath Bell to Texas makes a possible/likely post-season match-up for the Yankees that much tougher.

  109. UnKnown July 31st, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    Rosenthal just reported on MLB Net. That the deal with SD and Texas is actually for Adams.

    So lots of ??? on that deal as of now.

  110. Captain Clutch July 31st, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    The Yanks don’t need Bell. The bullpen is fine they need a starting pitcher….

  111. tomingeorgia July 31st, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    Four straight innings with RISP. No runs yet.

  112. J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    Verlander’s out of his mind. He has a crazy offseason program designed to help him be throwing 97 98 in the late innings. He’s a freak of nature, to boot.

  113. Chris W July 31st, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    Okay, loaded with no outs then. Get some runs in, boys.

  114. West Coast Yankee Fan July 31st, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    Now it’s Mike Adams to the Rangers – confirmed.

  115. ac1 July 31st, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    so…. did texas get adams or bell?
    seems to be some confusion.

  116. m July 31st, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    Nice, Nunez!

    We need a trade deadline ticker on the blog!

  117. Chris W July 31st, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    Brett’s gotta get back on track if he’s to stay in the leadoff spot. He was at .290 a couple of weeks ago.

    Jeter’s coming out. Great.

  118. Captain Clutch July 31st, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    Rangers got Adams..not Bell.

  119. Chris W July 31st, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    There we go! Bases clearing triple!

  120. J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    Up yours, Buck.

    Nice hit Little B

  121. m July 31st, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    G-man!

  122. syd_cash July 31st, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    Gardy rocks 3-run triple nice!!!

  123. West Coast Yankee Fan July 31st, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    Way to go Gardner!!! Yes!

  124. tomingeorgia July 31st, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    More like it! Go Gardner

  125. cs in la July 31st, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    Jeter is hurt…..great.

  126. ralphfl July 31st, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    Mike Adams Not heath Bell to texas

  127. Kelvin July 31st, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    That’s crazy the padres owner himself told Adams we won’t trade you. Now he’s Texas bound

  128. West Coast Yankee Fan July 31st, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    MLB.TV confirmed it’s Adams for two minor leaguers.

  129. J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    Jeter not going to be effective now for Boston series if his hand is bad.

    Somebody should punch Buck out, forget his hapless hitters. Where’s Martin when you need him.

  130. UnKnown July 31st, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    Rather see the Rangers get Adams than Bell…

  131. Chris W July 31st, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    Cervelli down looking. How often does that happen?

  132. West Coast Yankee Fan July 31st, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    Rangers Acquire Mike Adams
    By Tim Dierkes [July 31 at 1:34pm CST]

    The Rangers acquired reliever Mike Adams from the Padres for pitching prospects Joe Wieland and Robbie Erlin, according to tweets from Evan Grant and Corey Brock. Ken Rosenthal has retracted his earlier report about Heath Bell going to Texas.

    I reported the asking price of Wieland and Erlin two days ago, and the Rangers decided today to pull the trigger. Having added Koji Uehara yesterday, GM Jon Daniels acquired two of the game’s top setup men.

  133. UnKnown July 31st, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    Way to pick that ball up Davis. I think that would’ve went foul.

  134. Chris W July 31st, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    Okay, there’s four runs. Well done boys.

  135. austinmac July 31st, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    Rangers will be tough with Uehara and Adams. Quite the improvement.

    No late moves by the Yankees it appears.

  136. m July 31st, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    And Bell was tweeting this morning re: being excited about the possibility of being in a pennant race.

    How awkward if Bell doesn’t get moved today.

  137. J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    Not often, Chris W

  138. West Coast Yankee Fan July 31st, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    Wow. Uehara, Bell and Feliz?

  139. West Coast Yankee Fan July 31st, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    correction – Adams

  140. Chris W July 31st, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    Is there any pitcher guaranteed to be better than Nova/Hughes? Unless we’re talking Felix or Kershaw, I don’t think so. The bullpen is solid. I guess we could have used a righty bat, but Jones has come around recently. I’m not sure you would get better from a rental. And we just got back the AL Saves leader last year to go with Robertson.

    The Yankees are in 2nd place. But I’m not sure they really had a chance to upgrade if they didn’t like Ubaldo’s medicals.

  141. ac1 July 31st, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    cervelli at second base should be interesting.

  142. jacksquat July 31st, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    Couldn’t they just put Cano at 2B and lose the DH?

    If so, putting Cervelli at 2B is stupid.

  143. syd_cash July 31st, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    lo Cervelli is going to play 2nd and he never played there before,,,i guess its easy to play 2nd

  144. Chris W July 31st, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    I *really* don’t want Posada catching, much less playing 2nd. Cervelli’s a good athlete and a capable third baseman. This ought to be fine.

  145. UnKnown July 31st, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    Is JV going to get another no no today/

  146. West Coast Yankee Fan July 31st, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    4-1 lead it’s ok to play Cervelli at 2nd. They plan for these contingencies and I am sure Cervelli is passable or he wouldn’t be out there.

  147. J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    Posada started as a 2B.

  148. J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    VErlander peek in on MLB-TV right now

  149. Benny Blanco July 31st, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    Rangers are not messing around.. either way, I’m not concerned. Soriano will get right and we’ll have the best two setup man as well.

  150. Captain Clutch July 31st, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    I think Cano needs a day off. He is really in hack mode, more than usual…

  151. West Coast Yankee Fan July 31st, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    If Garcia wins today; so far this season Garcia and Colon are a combined 18-13 with a 3.26 ERA.

  152. Captain Clutch July 31st, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    Cano will probably play 2nd base later in the game and they will lose the DH. I doubt they want to do it this early in the game.

  153. jacksquat July 31st, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    4-1 lead it’s ok to lose the DH rather than someone playing an important position on the field that he’s never played before (unless he played as a kid or something). 2B is not 3B, has he ever turned a dp? Plus, he has played a grand total of 5 innings at 3B…

  154. West Coast Yankee Fan July 31st, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    Captain Clutch July 31st, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    I think Cano needs a day off. He is really in hack mode, more than usual.

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

    I guess his 5-5 with 5 RBI’s yesterday was a fluke.

  155. Tom in N.J. July 31st, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    @richardjusticeRichard Justice

    Hearing Astros close to trading Wandy Rodriguez to Cleveland for 2 minor leaguers.

  156. Squeakzy26 July 31st, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    Yanks should give the the tigers 9 players of their choice and %50 ownership of the Wilkes Barres all that for Verlander

  157. UnKnown July 31st, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    What the heck. How deep is the Tribes Farm System. Holy Cow.

  158. Chris W July 31st, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    “I guess his 5-5 with 5 RBI’s yesterday was a fluke.”

    It feels weird to say that, but two of the hits were grounders that found holes. The double was well-struck, and the RBI single.

  159. m July 31st, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    Cano went 5-5 yesterday breaking up a stretch where he looked like he could use some rest.

    I know he’s a young player, and he hasn’t played every inning, but 4 games in less than 48 hours is not easy.

  160. Captain Clutch July 31st, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    Good trade for the Rangers. Uehara and Adams are both signed beyond this season. I don’t think their starting pitching is good enough but they are trying.

  161. ralphfl July 31st, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    I can’t remember the last time the Yankees NEVER MADE 1 DEAL before the trade deadline.This team is not the best in baseball.While the other teams again get better the yankees do nothing but pull dick

  162. West Coast Yankee Fan July 31st, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    The Tribe helping themselves.

  163. Captain Clutch July 31st, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    I guess his 5-5 with 5 RBI’s yesterday was a fluke.
    ————–

    So going 5-5 doesn’t mean he could be tired today and need a day off??

  164. Chris W July 31st, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    The thing is the Yankees usually have a weak bench – this year, they have Eric Chavez and Andruw Jones. You can’t really upgrade from that. Nunez is hitting better than any Yankee utility guy in memory. You can’t replace Jeter, Swisher’s hitting again, Gardner’s solid, and Granderson’s a superstar. Except for a LOOGY, there isn’t anyone that would have made this team better.

  165. Captain Clutch July 31st, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    Wandy NOT going to Cleveland. That deal has cooled. Others percolating.

  166. jacksquat July 31st, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    Looks like the Indians are all in.

  167. UnKnown July 31st, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    Richard Justice is pretty clueless for a guy who is tied in directly to Wandy and the Astros.

  168. jacksquat July 31st, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    Now no Wandy to Cleveland? lol

  169. m July 31st, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    That package Kay is reporting of Montero, Nova, Betances, AND Banuelos is ridiculous if true. If that’s the case I can see why Cashman would insist on a physical. But he still wouldn’t have given them all that.

  170. kd July 31st, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    the way i see it, the yankees have two pretty big issues:

    1. inconsistent offense – arod back, montero up, and a resurgent swisher should help. gotta see what’s up with jeter, but he was playing better than at any time all year. gotta ask veterans to do their job

    3. starting pitching – col asked too much for uj. no physical, i see why they waled away. no much else out there that nova, noeisi don’t bring to the table. gotta hope that colon/garcia hold up and see what banuelos can bring to the pen.

    without blowing the world up for uj, not much the yanks can do. unfortunately, most of the other playoff contenders got better

  171. Captain Clutch July 31st, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    The Yanks have to start pitching Vlad inside. We have seen in this series that he can hit fastballs on the outside part of the plate. They have to mix it up better to him.

  172. Squeakzy26 July 31st, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    Watch the Yankees go get Ian Stewart, that’s right I A N Stewart… Bummer

  173. Nick in SF July 31st, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    Were you paying attention there, Pretty Eyes? You notice where Martin threw that ball? That was better than if he’d whizzed it past you into the outfield, no?

  174. Chris W July 31st, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    Unlike the Yankees, the Indians desperately need the help. They are hovering around .500 right now after their hot start.

  175. West Coast Yankee Fan July 31st, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    I think Wandy to Cleveland is weird though – Astros want clubs to pick up all $39 million. The guy will clear waivers for gods sake.

  176. West Coast Yankee Fan July 31st, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    Verlander no-no through 7th.

  177. Chris W July 31st, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    Why on earth would you trade for Ian Stewart when you have Eric Chavez?

  178. blake July 31st, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    Wow that was a nice little pivot there by cervelli for a catcher…

  179. rr212 July 31st, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    i have a feeling Bell is going to the Phils. Imagine that?

  180. m July 31st, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    How much would we be hating Adam Dunn right now? Hitting in the 160′s with 10 HR and 132 K’s?

  181. blake July 31st, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    Verlander is ridiculous…..best pure arm since Nolan Ryan. Nice Job Freddy….

    Really hope Jeter is ok…..the Orioles aes are the most pathetic team in baseball right now because they try to demand respect without doing anything to deserve it on the field

  182. Chris W July 31st, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    The guy who needs to come to life is Russell Martin. Since April, he has been pretty useless at the plate. Some signs of life lately, but no power to speak of.

    Right now, shortstop and catcher are the most underperforming positions. I don’t think there were any catchers up for grabs, and Jeter is unmovable.

  183. rr212 July 31st, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    Jeter’s xrays negative.

  184. kd July 31st, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    any news on jeter?

  185. UnKnown July 31st, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    Weaver ejected in Detroit after throwing at Aviles head. Right after Guillen pimped a long HR and stared Jeff down.

    Now Verlander sits and waits as the bot of the 7th turns into a long half inning. Will it effect his shot at another no-no

  186. Chris W July 31st, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    Though Montero’s bat would probably be an upgrade, Martin’s really ingratiated himself with the pitching staff, and he’s one of the best defensive catchers in baseball. After years of Posada’s ineptitude, he’s bought himself a long rope.

  187. Keith--FL July 31st, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    Watching Garcia pitch this year and reading/listening to all of the writers saying Garcia and Colon will break down and that Garcia will be beaten up by Red Sox/Rangers strong offenses in playoffs with his slow and soft pitching style makes me think that it just may be entirely possible for Garcia to pitch as a #4 starter in the playoffs and pitch 6 innings of 2 run ball which would be absolutely acceptable with our bullpen….but the question is can our offense deliver when it counts in the clutch playoff moments……I have seen very little this year to make me think our offense will beat good pitching in playoffs…if Garcia and Colon help pitch us to World Series, writers will immediately write that they cant be counted on next season due to age/innings pitched this year….New York Media:let these guys play and enjoy what they are doing, some of you are way too negative!! Also, why is the trade deadline July 31, should be August 31…baseball is sometimes so slow to make changes and advancements, bunch of old purists……

  188. Faiaz July 31st, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    Jorge Vasquez hit 25 hrs so far this season for SWB. He is 29 and plays 1B. I am sure he can help some team so why hasn’t he been mentioned in any deals?

    http://web.minorleaguebaseball.....pid=477601

  189. Niblick July 31st, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    Martin .601 OPS since April 30.

  190. Laura - I Bleed Blue July 31st, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    I wish someone would hit Showalter with a pitch. Can’t stand that guy.

  191. Chris W July 31st, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    Vazquez is a guy who might get a chance as a minor league free agent, but no way will anyone ask for him in a trade.

  192. UnKnown July 31st, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    Ayabar tries to bunt for a base hit off of Verlander. But Verlander throws the ball away. No hitter still intact.

  193. Faiaz July 31st, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    Yea but why? Because of his age? Isn’t he is a similar situation as Juan Miranda? I remember Miranda was mentioned in a couple of trade discussions before.

  194. Faiaz July 31st, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    in*

  195. hardwired7 July 31st, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    Bunting to try to break up a no-no? Totally bush league.

  196. jacksquat July 31st, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    Verlander 100 mph in 8th…

  197. Chris W July 31st, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    Well that was terrible.

    I could see Jim Johnson as a starter. He doesn’t need overpowering velocity with movement and secondary pitches.

  198. Captain Clutch July 31st, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    Bad pitch to swing at. WIth only a 2 run lead it would of been nice to score that run on 3rd.

  199. blake July 31st, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    “Ayabar tries to bunt for a base hit off of Verlander. But Verlander throws the ball away. No hitter still intact.”

    That’s bush…..try to get a hit like a man that late in the game.

  200. The Mad Prince in Pinstripes July 31st, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    Talk about crappy options on the trade market.

    I wish the Yankees could have found someone worth selling the youngsters for, but not this year, I guess.

  201. blake July 31st, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    CC and Verlander would be the perfect 1-2 right now in baseball.

  202. J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    Can’t have Martin, Gardner & Jeter with no pop.

    FREE JESUS

  203. bruceb July 31st, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    Leaving way too many runners on base today. Could come back to bite us in the bum.

  204. Captain Clutch July 31st, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    I love Granderson but it’s scary how many pitches in the dirt he swings at recently

  205. blake July 31st, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    Montero will be up soon if he makes it for 40 more minutes.

  206. hardwired7 July 31st, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    CC and Verlander would be the perfect 1-2 right now in baseball.

    ——————

    Shhh…don’t give Mike Ilitch any ideas.

  207. J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    Verlander inherited his athleticism from his swmmer/tennis player mother it seems.

  208. UnKnown July 31st, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    Why not ROSOMO here.

  209. jacksquat July 31st, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    No no-no for Verlander.

  210. blake July 31st, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    88 mph change up from Verlander for the k

  211. J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    JV loses no-hit bid :(

    Easy guy to root for

  212. Chris W July 31st, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    Lost it on a changeup. Weird pitch selection.

  213. jacksquat July 31st, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    UnKnown July 31st, 2011 at 3:21 pm
    Why not ROSOMO here.

    Soriano just pitched an inning last night.

  214. Kelvin July 31st, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    Noesi is good

  215. Triple Short of a Cycle July 31st, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    Good thing Detroit picked him because the Mets were all over him if they didn’t

  216. blake July 31st, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    Yea I like Verlander…..he seems like a good guy. Love watching him pitch.

  217. UnKnown July 31st, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    Yeah I was thinking Joe might use him back to back days, guess not…

    Verlander had to get about 5 outs in that 8th inning. After his error, plus a bothched run down, that is what cost him.

  218. Carlo July 31st, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    White sox with something going in the 4th, looking to take the lead.

  219. Chris W July 31st, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    Would really like to have more runs at this point. C’mon Hector, one more.

  220. Captain Clutch July 31st, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    Where are Robertson and Soriano? Unless the great Soriano isn’t available today because he pitched in a blow out yesterday.

  221. rr212 July 31st, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    Why take Noesi out? Let him finish the inning. Geez.

  222. blake July 31st, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    “Noesi is good”

    Yea he really is…..need to hang on to him IMO. He has solid big league starter written all over him to me…….leave him in Joe…..good grief.

  223. TheStraw July 31st, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    Way to show faith in your pitcher, Joe.

  224. UnKnown July 31st, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    Joe with a impulse move here. Taking the ball in the middle of an at bat.

  225. Chris W July 31st, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    Okay, so is Robertson pitching two innings? Girardi would not have taken the eighth inning role away from an All Star.

  226. Carlo July 31st, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    Andrew Miller looks like a gigantic doosh.

  227. blake July 31st, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    Panic managing…..no reason to burn Robertson right here.

  228. rr212 July 31st, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    Maybe Noesi was just traded. ;)

  229. Kelvin July 31st, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    Noesi might have alot of success. Less hype then everyone else but the talent is there to get big leaguers out.

  230. rr212 July 31st, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    The ol’ Ubaldo trick.

  231. J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    ChiSox take 3-2 lead over Boston

  232. m July 31st, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    Right after I read your doosh comment, I turned on the tv just in time to see Miller take out Konerko’s knee.

  233. rr212 July 31st, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    atta boy D-Rob

  234. Joe from Long Island July 31st, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    Looks like Joe regards DRob like Mo – Hardy has power, even though he hasn’t gotten anything this series. This is a big AB in the game.

  235. Carlo July 31st, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    DRob got away with a hanger there.

  236. Chris W July 31st, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    Well, it worked. More runs would be nice.

  237. Carlo July 31st, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    M – like I said, gigantic doosh.

  238. jacksquat July 31st, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    I don’t think they want to have Soriano pitch a day game after a night game that he pitched in for his first appearance after returning from an injury.

  239. Nick in SF July 31st, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    If Andrew Miller looks like a doosh, then he looks like the most perfect doosh ever.

  240. Joe from Long Island July 31st, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    If Robertson is good enough to supplant the AL leader in saves last year, he’s good enough to come in for a rookie, no matter how good that rookie is. Joe trust Rob, and by a lot. I don’t have a problem with that.

  241. blake July 31st, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    Will be intersesting to see if Joe goes 4 outs with Robertson or throws Soriano in the 8th……

  242. Joe from Long Island July 31st, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    Nick is quick.

  243. rr212 July 31st, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    Tex taking advantage of the non-shift.

  244. m July 31st, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    He is perfect. The perfect feminine hygiene product for Gammons to endorse. :P

  245. blake July 31st, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    Joe,

    Yeas but with 2 outs and a guy on 1B I don’t see the urgency there…..its not a big deal but I would like to see him have a little more faith in Noesi because 1) I think he’s earned it and 2) they may need him in a tough spot down the road and he needs to know they trust him.

  246. Chris W July 31st, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    Dunn fails with the bass loaded. Squander for the White Sox.

  247. RhapsodyInBlue July 31st, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    Maybe Noesi was traded.

  248. m July 31st, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    Noesi pitched at least 3 innings the other night. I have no problem taking him out.

  249. rr212 July 31st, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    Maybe Noesi was traded.
    ——-
    If he was, I called it first. :)

  250. Chris W July 31st, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    Cano running? What?

  251. rr212 July 31st, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    Cano taking walks and stealin’ bags today.

  252. Nick in SF July 31st, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    The image of Gammons soaking his dentures in a feminine hygiene product is too awful to contemplate, yet would explain so much.

  253. blake July 31st, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    I’ll be a little surprised if the Sox don’t add a starter……if Bucholtz can’t come back they’ll have Lackey and Miller/Wakefield starting games 3 and 4 of a play series. Wandy will slip through waivers though so they coukd always go after him later I guess.

  254. rr212 July 31st, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    Swish swingin’ for the fences today it seems.

  255. jacksquat July 31st, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    Noesi got some respect being bought into a 4-2 game in the 7th. Once the game can be tied with one swing it’s time for the more established reliever.

  256. m July 31st, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    It’s always an adventure with Cano on base. :)

    BTW, I don’t like how the birds are running all over us today. But I’m glad they waited until today.

  257. rr212 July 31st, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    except for there. nice job Swish

  258. J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    Scared me

  259. blake July 31st, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    M,

    If if was pitch count related then ok…..but Im not sure why you let a guy start an inning if they have to go 1-2-3 to finish it……he gave up a 2 out single……big deal. I just think they need to have some faith in the kid ……ok Im don’t now :)

  260. waka flocka July 31st, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    Jimenez passed his physical. Good job Cashman.

  261. blake July 31st, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    Done I mean

  262. Carlo July 31st, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    Blake – they’re more likely to add a pen guy and move aceves into the rotation. Go with lester, beckett, lackey, aceves, wakefield/miller.

  263. ctyankeefan. July 31st, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    Maybe the Indians got Ubaldo just to flip him to the yanks, think about that for a second :P

  264. Chris W July 31st, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    “Jimenez passed his physical. Good job Cashman.”

    Did he get a shoulder MRI? Cause otherwise that means nothing, except that at the moment, he doesn’t have a crippling injury.

  265. m July 31st, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    Let’s think about that for 38 minutes. :P

  266. Captain Clutch July 31st, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    They are leaving too many guys at 3rd base today

  267. blake July 31st, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    “Go with lester, beckett, lackey, aceves, wakefield/milleer”

    Please do…..that rotation is one Beckett back flair up from being terrible.

  268. rr212 July 31st, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    doesn’t have a crippling injury.
    —-
    Haha. I love the usage of “crippling”.

  269. Frozen Rope July 31st, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    martin is worthless with a bat in his hands

  270. jacksquat July 31st, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    waka flocka July 31st, 2011 at 3:40 pm
    Jimenez passed his physical. Good job Cashman.

    Good job by Cashman not taking a guy who was suspect without an examination.

  271. Chris W July 31st, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    “Haha. I love the usage of “crippling”.”

    What I mean is that he could have a small tear in the labrum or rotator cuff and not know about it. Only an MRI would tell you for sure.

  272. Captain Clutch July 31st, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    jnorris427 Banuelos saying his goodbyes.
    ——–

    Going to AAA….

  273. Nick in SF July 31st, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    “ok Im don’t now”

    blake, are you posting from mobile device with a touchscreen keyboard?

    Or are you getting a lapdance at that strip club Bret was talking about?

  274. bruceb July 31st, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    Captain Clutch July 31st, 2011 at 3:42 pm
    They are leaving too many guys at 3rd base today

    Way too many. This game should be well over by now.

  275. Carlo July 31st, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    They got a shoulder MRI. Same doctor and equipment the Yanks used to get one on Feliciano.

  276. J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    Frozen Rope July 31st, 2011 at 3:43 pm
    martin is worthless with a bat in his hands
    ///

    CASH

    FREE

    JESUS

    MONTERO

  277. blake July 31st, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    “blake, are you posting from mobile device with a touchscreen keyboard? Or are you getting a lapdance at that strip club Bret was talking about?”

    Lmao…..I better stick with option #1.

  278. Nick in SF July 31st, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    Ubaldo passed his Cleveland physical, therefore he will be a lights out success in the American League and is totally worth whatever mega-package O’Dowd was shooting for.

    Makes perfect sense.

  279. blake July 31st, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    Glad Manny is going to SWB….now.I can watch his starts online……kinda an interesting move……congrats Manny.

  280. blake July 31st, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    Cashman has 12 minutes to finally make David Dejesus a Yankee for Bret :)

  281. West Coast Yankee Fan July 31st, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    The Texas Rangers just elevated themselves to serious world series contender. And their starters are 40-28.

  282. blake July 31st, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    Robertson is unreal…..hitters just are overmatched.

  283. Nick in SF July 31st, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    UPDATE: Hideki Matsui has just been pulled from the Oakland A’s clubhouse, but reports suggest it was just to pick up his wife from the fax machine.

  284. LGY July 31st, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    Why are the Rangers trading for bullpen arms?

    I thought their starters were supposed to complete games themselves?

  285. waka flocka July 31st, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    Chris W,

    so every single pitcher who isn’t throwing 98MPH anymore must have a shoulder injury? the Jimenez detractors don’t like to hear how good he has been on the road. the report about the Rockies not wanting to allow the Yankees a physical just doesn’t pass the sniff test.

  286. LGY July 31st, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    The Texas Rangers just elevated themselves to serious world series contender. And their starters are 40-28

    ——-

    By getting a couple bullpen guys?

    The Yankees bullpen is still better.

  287. West Coast Yankee Fan July 31st, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    7 minutes to the death of LoHud.

  288. waka flocka July 31st, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    Nick in SF,

    you call Nova, Montero, and Betances a mega package?

  289. rr212 July 31st, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    Chris W, I wasn’t insulting the post. I truly love the usage of that word. I use it a lot myself.

  290. ac1 July 31st, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    Tino a stud with the ladies?

  291. Mike Ri July 31st, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    UPDATE: Hideki Matsui has just been pulled from the Oakland A’s clubhouse, but reports suggest it was just to pick up his wife from the fax machine.

    ========================
    LOL LOL LOL LOL

  292. Yankee Trader July 31st, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    DRob is our Michael Adams. Rangers now have the best balance hitting, defense and pitching in AL

  293. West Coast Yankee Fan July 31st, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    LGY July 31st, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    The Texas Rangers just elevated themselves to serious world series contender. And their starters are 40-28

    ——-

    By getting a couple bullpen guys?

    The Yankees bullpen is still better.

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

    I said, they elevated themselves to a serious contender. Do you dispute that they are not a significantly better team? They are adding two excellent relievers to a great hitting team with three tough lefty starters.

  294. Captain Clutch July 31st, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    The Yanks have to get Romine to AAA this year. Martin isn’t the future catcher if he can’t hit at all. Montero should be in the majors and as long as he is learning how to catch in AAA that blocks Romine. They can’t keep Romine in AA for another year. Free Montero!!

  295. Nick in SF July 31st, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    “you call Nova, Montero, and Betances a mega package?”

    Can you provide some proof that that was the final package that O’Dowd wanted before I answer?

  296. ac1 July 31st, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    The Yanks have to get Romine to AAA this year. Martin isn’t the future catcher if he can’t hit at all. Montero should be in the majors and as long as he is learning how to catch in AAA that blocks Romine. They can’t keep Romine in AA for another year. Free Montero!!

    ___

    I said the same thing a while back…

  297. LGY July 31st, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    I said, they elevated themselves to a serious contender. Do you dispute that they are not a significantly better team? They are adding two excellent relievers to a great hitting team with three tough lefty starters.

    ——

    They were contenders before these trades. They improved obviously but these guys aren’t serious difference makers in October.

    The Yankees still have a better offense, rotation, and bullpen.

  298. ac1 July 31st, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    “you call Nova, Montero, and Betances a mega package?”

    ___

    Were any of the 4 players the indian’s gave up major leaguers?
    Because Nova is (9 wins), and this morning, there was news they wanted Hughes too (an 18 game winner last year).
    Seems unbalanced.

  299. yankeefeminista July 31st, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    WC, 1 minute to the resurrection of Jesus, is more like it.

  300. jacksquat July 31st, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    Nick in SF July 31st, 2011 at 3:52 pm
    UPDATE: Hideki Matsui has just been pulled from the Oakland A’s clubhouse, but reports suggest it was just to pick up his wife from the fax machine.

    —-

    LOL

  301. blake July 31st, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    “you call Nova, Montero, and Betances a mega package?”

    Its pretty good…..much better than what they ended up getting.

  302. jonathan p July 31st, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    completely agree with the sentiment about jesus montero .
    He simply needs to be up. I have enjoyed watching russell martin CATCH this year but he is a horrific hitter.

  303. Yankee Trader July 31st, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    Not even a minor deal?

  304. yankeefeminista July 31st, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    JackCurryYES Jack Curry
    A Yankee person has told me they didn’t make any deals. Trades can still be made, but players must now clear waivers.
    23 seconds ago

  305. ac1 July 31st, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    hahahaha
    bedard has been traded….
    probably to boston, good luck with that.

  306. SteveD July 31st, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    Every Batter in the 8th struck out, at least tying a record.

  307. Yankee Trader July 31st, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    bedard going to RS

  308. rr212 July 31st, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    Red Sox got Bedard.

  309. Captain Clutch July 31st, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    Heyman says that Bedard was traded. I am assuming to the Sox since they love washed up guys and missed out on one yesterday.

  310. Nick in SF July 31st, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    Chavez + Soriano + Nova + Arod + Montero (?) wouldn’t be such a bad way to upgrade the team.

  311. Tom in N.J. July 31st, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    Red Sox Acquire Erik Bedard

    By Tim Dierkes [July 31 at 3:02pm CST]

    Erik Bedard has been traded, tweets SI’s Jon Heyman. ESPN’s Gordon Edes says the Red Sox got the lefty.

  312. ac1 July 31st, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    let me guess.
    Jack Z would ask us for 4 top prospects, but RS will give up lars anderson, a bad first base prospect when they already have smoak?

  313. G-C July 31st, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    The Rangers added two guys who will probably throw a combined 40 innings for them if all goes well before the end of the year.

    Color me unimpressed.

  314. yankeefeminista July 31st, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    @GordonEdes
    Gordon Edes
    Sox trade for Erik Bedard, according to MLB source
    2 minutes ago via Tweet

  315. jacksquat July 31st, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    Yankee Trader July 31st, 2011 at 4:02 pm
    Not even a minor deal?

    They picked up Chavez and Soriano, plus some guy who is a really good hitter as a PTBNL.

  316. blake July 31st, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    Trade for.Montero!

  317. Captain Clutch July 31st, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    The Mariners probably would of asked the Yanks for Montero for Bedard. Jack Z is evil….

  318. WyoYankee July 31st, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    I want to see Montero catch AJ. Talk about a circus. He better be able to hit bc he can’t catch. I have watched him many times and he is a terrible catcher and he has a two bit brain and can’t call a game. The bench will have to call every pitch.

  319. Yankee Trader July 31st, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    Watched Bedard onmlb.tv friday night, implode. Welcome back to AL East. Hope you face Yankees.

  320. blake July 31st, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    I knew the six would add a starter

  321. J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    THe RedSox now have the two most sour tempered starters in baseball: Bedard & Lackey.

  322. Carlo July 31st, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    I genuinely believe Cashmans ego is becoming a problem for this team. He so badly wants to be known as something other than just a guy who writes big checks and hence he hasn’t done much of anything since his 09 check writing session.

  323. ac1 July 31st, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    who cares about erik bedard???
    just because boston makes a deal doesnt make them better than they were….

  324. J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    Manny’s better than Bedard ;)

  325. ac1 July 31st, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    Tim Federowicz

    WHO?

  326. J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    Carlo,

    Give it a rest. He merely rebuilt the system. His team may be a game out of first at the end of the afternoon. What the hell do you want?

  327. Captain Clutch July 31st, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    JeffPassan If the Red Sox’s doctors didn’t like Harden’s medicals, can’t wait for them to take a look at Bedard’s.

  328. yankeefeminista July 31st, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    Mo rules!

  329. Yankee Trader July 31st, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    Verducci says at least Bedard came out healthy Friday. Tom, he only lasted 1.1 innings

  330. J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    YANKS WIN

  331. blake July 31st, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    Who did they give for Bedard

  332. ac1 July 31st, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    SI_JonHeyman Jon Heyman
    resdox are confirmed team for bedard. talented lefty.
    ____

    Give it a rest Heyman…..
    Bedard. Always injured lefty who throws 100 pitches in 5 innings when he is healthy.

  333. blake July 31st, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    7-3 homestand…..ill take that.

  334. yankeefeminista July 31st, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    Pruf, Betances still on sched for Wed. :hail:

  335. ac1 July 31st, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    Who did they give for Bedard
    __

    Tim Federowicz?

  336. UnKnown July 31st, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    Great Win. Turns into a very nice homestand.

  337. West Coast Yankee Fan July 31st, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    Yankee Trader July 31st, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    Watched Bedard onmlb.tv friday night, implode. Welcome back to AL East. Hope you face Yankees.

    **********

    Scouts said Bedard’s stuff was very good his command was off which was expected. Not a terrible pick-up. They didn’t give up much.

  338. J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    yankfem, our own future felix ;)

  339. joek212 July 31st, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    carlos :cashman hasn’t done anything since 09 check writing ?? what about granderson?

  340. UnKnown July 31st, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    Fister is better than Bedard.

  341. Carlo July 31st, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    J Alfred – give what a rest? He hasn’t made a single move in two years that has had any positive impact other than Granderson.

    He didn’t “rebuild the farm”, he simply hasn’t made any trades.

    He’s pissed off his own players, pissed off other GM’s, and has continually undervalued starting pitching.

    This is the same GM who was quoted saying we had a surplus of starting pitching when shawn chacon and aaron small were our projected 4/5 starters going into a season.

  342. J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    everything is about someone’s “ego” around here.

    Cashman’s “ego”, Posada’s “ego”, Jeter’s “ego”.

    LMAO.

  343. blake July 31st, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    Wonder if Dellin will get a call up? He’s older and has had a better year…..something tells me the lefthandedness was the reason for Manny going to SWB.

  344. jacksquat July 31st, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    JeffPassan If the Red Sox’s doctors didn’t like Harden’s medicals, can’t wait for them to take a look at Bedard’s

    Interesting. Harden has made 5 starts and pitched fairly well, as opposed to one start and getting bombed for Bedard. And it’s not like they are signing these guys to 5 year contracts…

  345. J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    Ok Carlo, what should Cashman have done?

  346. West Coast Yankee Fan July 31st, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    Only one thing is for sure. We’ll know how this all turned out when the Yankee’s 2011 season ends.

  347. Carlo July 31st, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    Joek – yep, he took on grandersons salary then he traded for javy vazquez…..net net, he gave up roughly 8 players for a lot of salary money and a one year disaster rental in vazquez. Kudos to him.

  348. UnKnown July 31st, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    PeteAbe Pete Abraham
    140 character scouting report on Bedard: Once had good stuff, hurt a lot since, makes John Lackey seem as cheerful as Kelly Ripa

    Not a big Pete fan, but that is hillarious.

  349. Yankee Trader July 31st, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    Bedard had no movement or location on his fastball.

    Disappointed if the Yankees don’t bring up Montero as their new 3x/week catcher, 3x/week DH

  350. blake July 31st, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    “Tim Federowicz? ”

    Who is that? Is he related to Casey Kelly?

  351. West Coast Yankee Fan July 31st, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    We will now see Montero in August; not a doubt in my mind.

  352. yankeefeminista July 31st, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    Rich in NJ, it’s safe to come back now. ;) :D

  353. West Coast Yankee Fan July 31st, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    Federowicz – think he’s a catcher I might be mistaken. Bedard is a short term rental.

  354. jacksquat July 31st, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    I’d love to see Montero up, but I’ll be a little surprised if it is before rosters expand.

  355. Yankee Trader July 31st, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    Gammons says he’s a good catch and throw catcher.

  356. blake July 31st, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    DH Montero vs Danks

  357. spidanyc July 31st, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    ac1 July 31st, 2011 at 4:08 pm
    who cares about erik bedard???
    just because boston makes a deal doesnt make them better than they were?.

    ——————————————————————————————————

    So did Boston make this deal to make their team worse?

  358. jacksquat July 31st, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    After all, Montero can’t play 2B…

  359. DaSaint007 July 31st, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    Good game and series win for Yankees, who stand pat at deadline.
    But after all, we just got back Soriano and will get back ARod. Who else can claim a 45-save-capable closer AND a hitting threat such as ARod in a trade? No one.

    I think Bedard could have been ok as having another lefty in the rotation wouldn’t hurt, but if they weren’t interested in Kazmir, they wouldn’t be interested in Bedard, and Kazmir would have been for free.

    All in all, the rotation has questions, but has held up, and the bullpen is the 2nd best in baseball. Nothing to sneeze at there.

    Now to watch the waiver heap…

  360. J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    yankeefeminista July 31st, 2011 at 4:16 pm
    Rich in NJ, it’s safe to come back now.
    ///

    LOFL.

    Hey RICH! WE WON!

    FREE JESUS NOW!

  361. Nick in SF July 31st, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    Montero hits bomb off of Bedard, the countdown begins.

  362. Carlo July 31st, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    J Alfred – creativity would be one thing. He had chances to add starters and he’s passed on all of them for one reason or another.

    Maybe everyone is fine with this years staff…..team is in good shape…..what about next year?

    Garcia old and having tremendous year
    Ditto colon
    Burnett is a 4/5 starter in a good rotation
    Hughes has been pretty lousy for a year now
    Nova has been solid, but again, 3/4 starter in a good rotation

    How does Cashman make next years rotation better? Make an offer to CJ Wilson with no plan B and just hope he signs?

  363. West Coast Yankee Fan July 31st, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    7 players in Bedard deal? Dodgers involved??

  364. Yankee Trader July 31st, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    3:14pm: Details: the Red Sox get Bedard, the Dodgers get Tim Federowicz, Juan Rodriguez, and Steven Fife, and Trayvon Robinson and Joshua Fields went somewhere. We’ll clear it up when possible.

  365. West Coast Yankee Fan July 31st, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    Sux also get Josh Fields?

  366. 86w183 July 31st, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    Carlo you are soooo wrong.

    Cashman scouted and signed Colon for minimal dollars and has reaped huge rewards. He signed Freddie Garcia for minimal cost and reaped huge rewards. He found Luis Ayala and Cory Wade for his injury ravaged bullpen and… again reaped huge rewards.

    He’s also smart enough to know that Garcia, Colon, AJ and Nova all have pitched better than Ubaldo or Grienke this year.

    the Yanks have one of the three best records in baseball and overpaying for a player by devastating a finally productive farm system made no sense. I applaud him for the way he’s going about business.

  367. 108 stitches July 31st, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    Yankees receive a player to be named later. Rumors say he’s a 3rd baseman named Alex Rodriquez.

  368. Yankee Trader July 31st, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    Gammons doesn’t know if its Josh Fields the 3rd baseman or pitcher to RS with Bedard

  369. Captain Clutch July 31st, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    Disappointed if the Yankees don’t bring up Montero as their new 3x/week catcher, 3x/week DH
    —————–

    Bring the kid up and let’s what he can do. He can catch CC and Colon and let Martin catch Garcia and AJ, he can DH the other days. It’s not like Martin and Posada are tearing the cover off the ball.

  370. DaSaint007 July 31st, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    Let’s continue to focus on 2011. Somehow I think 2012 will be addressed later…

  371. lounge lizard July 31st, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    In fifteen starts before he went on the DL at the end of June, Bedard had a batting average against of .223 and and OPS against of .654. You don’t do that if you’ve lost your stuff.

    He hurt his knee to go on the DL and was supposedly pitching with a brace on Friday night. I hope it continues to bother him for the rest of the season.

    Really didn’t want the Sox to get him.

  372. blake July 31st, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    “How does Cashman make next years rotation better? Make an offer to CJ Wilson with no plan B and just hope he signs?”

    Well I hope he doesn’t offer him too much…..but the Yanks plan B of Colon and Garcia has worked out remarkably well this year…..I think you consider bringing at least one of them back next year. This is Garcia’s 2nd solid year in a row…..he’s a quality start machine which is an extremely valuable commodity for a good team like the Yanks.

  373. 86w183 July 31st, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    You tip yourself as an irrational “hater” when you complain about the moves he has yet to make for NEXT season.

  374. Melk Man July 31st, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    “I think you consider bringing at least one of them back next year. This is Garcia’s 2nd solid year in a row”

    His ERA is almost 1.5 runs lower this year than last year.

  375. Yankee Trader July 31st, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    So which teams gave up the least and received the most in their deals?
    Braves getting Michael Bourn for 4 can miss minor leaguers?

  376. blake July 31st, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    “His ERA is almost 1.5 runs lower this year than last year.”

    And he was pretty good last year.

  377. J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    Garcia old and having tremendous year
    Ditto colon
    Burnett is a 4/5 starter in a good rotation
    Hughes has been pretty lousy for a year now
    Nova has been solid, but again, 3/4 starter in a good rotation

    How does Cashman make next years rotation better? Make an offer to CJ Wilson with no plan B and just hope he signs?
    ///

    Manny just got promoted, & no goofball is blocking him, or Betances for that matter.

    What’s wrong with Nova & Noesi? Both are starters.

    We still have CC.

    Hughes may be having a Verlander year between. He did wiin 18 games last year.

    What about Joba?? He’s a real option for the rotation as well.

    Somebody here mentioned that Colon & Garcia probably saved us from making a fatal mistake: getting rid of Montero/Betances or Montero/Manny or Manny/Betances.

    Believe me, we did not want to trade any of those 3.

    I’d say the rotation next year could be very interesting.

    What do you think of the Giants, btw? All homegrown guys, except Zito, who had nothing to do with them winning it all.

    We have some super arms, & we don’t even have to suffer through a “lost” year. We’re going into Boston this weekend with a chance to wrestle back the division lead.

    Life is good, Carlo.

  378. Carlo July 31st, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    86 – and cashmans plan was to spend big money on cliff lee. Garcia and colon only arrived when his plan failed. Pena scouted and recommended signing colon. Garcia was an easy signing as I was saying it immediately after pettitte said he was done. Please don’t tell me about brian cashmans bullpen moves. For every decent one he’s made he’s made 3 awful ones. Its comical that randy levines $10 mm on soriano will work out better than brians $4mm on feliciano.

  379. G. Love July 31st, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    It’ll be pretty hilarious if Cashman still doesn’t promote Montero but is saving him for an off season trade chip. I feel for Montero. He should be up here. At least they didn’t trade him for Wandy or something ridiculous.

    As for the lack of moves, I wanted a DH (1st), a top of the rotation starter (2nd) and a LOOGY (3rd). We didn’t get any of those, but we are getting back Arod, Chavez is healthy (knock on wood), we have JC Romero at Scranton and Marte still may play a part in all of this yet.

    As for top of the rotation starter, it didn’t happen. The reasoning will come out soon. That said, Nova looked like a real top 3-4 pitcher yesterday.

    If Girardi is going to be stubborn and block Montero because he likes light hitting boys behind the plate and blocks Nova from the rotation because he likes the coaches son in the rotation more than the kid with wicked stuff, then he should get to be manager of this team.

    Enough of picking catchers in your own image and enough of blocking Nova for your loyalty Hughes.

    You want to win, use the better players.

    Great win today and I’m happy they came back and took the series this weekend. As for Bedard in Boston, I’m not scared. We crush lefties and every Boston game is ALWAYS decided by the pen no matter who is on the mound when the game starts. Soriano being good is more important than Bedard.

  380. J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    ….& Carlo, CJ’s an option, too. After all, we have money. The 2013 FA class is strong too if we need a reinforcement. I doubt the Phillies let Hamels get away, but he will be out there. They actually grew him.

    I’d prefer LESS dependency on FAs and player whims (see Cliff Lee). Having your own guys takes care of that.

  381. Yankee Trader July 31st, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    Or was the best deal made the Brewers getting K-Rod and $$$ for next to nothing

  382. G. Love July 31st, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    Edit – He should NOT get to be manager of this team re: Girardi.

  383. blake July 31st, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    Carlo,
    Lee chose Philly …..Pettite chose retirement…..what was he supposed to do exactly? They have the 2nd best record in the AL and their farm system is 100% intact.

  384. Carlo July 31st, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    J Alfed – yes, I agree, life is good, but I don’t see banuelos or betances being promoted to the big club next year given innings and I don’t see hughes having the verlander bounceback year. Taking it a step further, the true test of 2011 is in October. Life as we know it may change then.

  385. Yank1 July 31st, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    I’d have no problem with CJ as long as it doesn’t preclude them from signing Hamels in 2013.

  386. yankeefeminista July 31st, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    Cash says he had no interest in moving any of big five prospects!:)

  387. Laura - I Bleed Blue July 31st, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    BOS was worried about Haren’s health, but not Bedard? LOL!

  388. Yankee Trader July 31st, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    Blake-

    Which team made the best deal these past 2 weeks IYO, giving up the least

  389. G. Love July 31st, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    Raise your hand if you’d rather see Noesi & Nova start more than Phil Hughes?

  390. 86w183 July 31st, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    You having a good time with that Cashman voodoo doll?

    I never said every move has worked out. Just pointed out how dead-ass wrong you were to state he’s not done anything since 2009. That’s just childish and ignorant.

    Time will tell on Soriano and Feliciano. Frankly, they were both bad signings. One guy doesn’t want to be a set up man, but took the best financial offer and another who had a Scott-Proctor like workload in the previous seasons.

  391. Betsy July 31st, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    Blake, I’m sorry, but Cashman completely counted on Lee like it was a sure thing – he had no back up plans. He screwed up with Haren………You really want to count on a rotation of CC, AJ, Colon or Garcia, say Nova and maybe Banuelos next year?

  392. Carlo July 31st, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    Blake – ur misreading my post. My point was lee was brians plan, colon and garcia fell into his lap after that plan failed. Another poster was calling him a genius for getting those guys.

  393. G. Love July 31st, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    Trader,

    The Blue Jays getting Rasmus for scraps made the best deal in my eyes.

  394. Yank1 July 31st, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    “It’ll be pretty hilarious if Cashman still doesn’t promote Montero but is saving him for an off season trade chip. I feel for Montero.”

    If he is not called up within the next couple of weeks, then the Yankees clearly have no intention of him being a Yankee, but rather, an asset.

  395. ac1 July 31st, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    there is no way hughes should be put int he bullpen…
    if he is out of the rotation after his next start, he should be in AAA working on his pitches.
    back to the pen essentially means them writing him off as a starter like with Joba.

  396. yankeefeminista July 31st, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    Carlo, we are in perfect position for 2011, and can fill in if we need to. We have a deep core to draw from. We are rocking it both in the present and future. We will finally be mostly self-sufficient. Depth at pitching and catching for y-e-a-r-s with trade chips if we need them, and an FA’s to fill in with but not FA dependent like we were in the past. Huge!

  397. Yankee Trader July 31st, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    Good for the Nats-they kept Drew stud Storen

  398. Yank1 July 31st, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    “Raise your hand if you’d rather see Noesi & Nova start more than Phil Hughes?”

    Objectively, how could anyone not?

  399. yankeefeminista July 31st, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    *2012*

  400. Tom in N.J. July 31st, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    Cash, ‘We’ll see ‘ when asked if Manny B is an option this year.

  401. G. Love July 31st, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    Yank1,

    I think Girardi is blocking Montero more than Martin or Cervelli. I also think Cashman may keep him down to try to go after Felix again this off season. He clearly thinks he’s Ace bait, but so far no one has bitten on just him in the Ace deals he’s been offered in.

  402. blake July 31st, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    Trader,

    Anthopolis made out like a bandit on the Rasmus deal…..I like the Blurb trade as well…..sandy did a nice job also getting rid of Krod and getting a good prospect for Beltran.

  403. yankeefeminista July 31st, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Cash said ManBan to start August 2nd, not tomorrow. Getting the extra day’s rest or Cash is wrong?

  404. BX33 July 31st, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    “back to the pen essentially means them writing him off as a starter like with Joba.”

    They should reverse the two next season when Joba comes back.

    Either way, if it is about 2011, Nova needs to be pitching every 5th day.

  405. blake July 31st, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Bourn….not Blurb

  406. CompassRosy July 31st, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Buster_ESPN
    3-team deal Bedard for BOS: Federowicz, 2 other minor leaguers to LAD, Trayvon Robinson, Chih Hsien Chiang to SEA for Bedard,Fields

    and then from Tacoma…

    Mike Curto
    Not so sure about Josh Fields. He’s in uniform in the Tacoma bullpen right now.

  407. Captain Clutch July 31st, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    It’ll be pretty hilarious if Cashman still doesn’t promote Montero but is saving him for an off season trade chip.
    ———–

    If he isn’t up here by August I think it’s obvious that’s what he is to Cashman. Even if he isn’t great behind the plate I don’t think it’s the end of the world if he DH’s for them. Especially if he has the bat that people say he does.

  408. DaSaint007 July 31st, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    There are 29 other teams kicking themselves for the following:
    Not signing Russel Martin. Former Gold Glover @ C.
    Not signing Colon. Former Cy Young winner.
    Not signing Eric Chavez. Former multi-Gold Glover @ 3B.
    Not signing Freddie Garcia. Durable/dependable innings eater.
    Not signing Ayala.
    Not signing Wade.

    Sounds to me that some organization must have a pretty talented scouting and talent assesment staff. Kudos to the Yankees.

  409. ac1 July 31st, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    I never said every move has worked out. Just pointed out how dead-ass wrong you were to state he’s not done anything since 2009. That’s just childish and ignorant.

    ___

    Granderson trade, Garcia/Colon,Chavez.

    I can’t stand this idea that if he doesn’t overpay for a FA or prospect, he isn’t doing anything.

    In a few years when we have a rotation of CC and 4 guys we dont have to pay 20 million/year for, shutting the league down, we will thank cash…

  410. Tyler July 31st, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    Yankee Trader July 31st, 2011 at 4:35 pm
    Good for the Nats-they kept Drew stud Storen
    —————————

    It would have been terrible for them if they traded him for Span. That team is going to have some real cornerstones. Strasburg in the rotation, Storen in the ‘pen, and eventually Harper in the middle of the order.

  411. yankeefeminista July 31st, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    ManBan could be 2011 option in SP or out of pen. We’ll see…

  412. BX33 July 31st, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    Cash is the one who was genuflecting about Martin and how he tried to get him for years (which Sherman confirmed) and how he is like Thurman, etc.

    I think Cash and Joe have a thing for ‘hard nosed’ good defensive Cs who have some leadership ability. I doubt Girardi alone is blocking Montero.

  413. Yankee Trader July 31st, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    Rosenthal–Jays, Yankees, Red Sox were all hot last 2 hrs for Wandy R. Who will put a claim in when he’s put on waivers and take on that salary.

  414. blake July 31st, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    “Raise your hand if you’d rather see Noesi & Nova start more than Phil Hughes?”

    Right now…..yes.

    Betsy,

    We don’t know the specifics of the Haren thing…..it sounds like it was a mistake. I think they’ve done a good job with what they had after they lost Lee.

  415. EA July 31st, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    “Raise your hand if you’d rather see Noesi & Nova start more than Phil Hughes?”

    ———————-

    No question.

  416. Bx is Burning July 31st, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    Effin’ Jesse Crain.

  417. MG July 31st, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    it’s pretty funny that the Yankees win 3 games in 27 hours and 4 games in less than 40 hours and there are complaints about not scoring enough runs or players not having good ABs or some other random negative.

    This isn’t a video game, it’s real life, no one can play at their best every game in the heat in the middle of a long season.

    They won 3 straight, didn’t abuse the bullpen, and absolutely raked on Saturday, to me and anyone who knows baseball that’s a good two days.

    Some of you have no clue, you really don’t…

  418. J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    Chih Hsien Chiang is a pretty good left-handed hitter. Glad they got rid of him, lol.

  419. Nick in SF July 31st, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    “but Cashman completely counted on Lee like it was a sure thing – he had no back up plans.”

    How exactly do you know this?

  420. Carlo July 31st, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    86 – he has not addressed this teams single biggest need, a stud #2 behind CC. Its been the primary need for some time. He has had trade options to get that guy and he hasn’t been willing to or couldn’t do it. The other moves he made have been largely inconsequential with the exception of granderson (good) and feliciano/vazquez (awful). Don’t get me wrong, I don’t hate the guy (cashman) and I respect him as the yankee gm, but I have serious reservations regarding his knowledge of what his team needs.

  421. MG July 31st, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    ‘it’s pretty funny that the Yankees win 3 games in 27 hours and play 4 games in less than 40 hours’

  422. Captain Clutch July 31st, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    JimBowdenESPNxm Yankees were WINNERS at trade deadline because they kept Betances, Banuellos and Montero #TRADES

  423. CompassRosy July 31st, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    MLB Trade Rumors…
    3:14pm: This appears to be what’s gone down, from Gordon Edes:

    Red Sox get: starter Erik Bedard, reliever Josh Fields (both from Mariners)
    Dodgers get: catcher Tim Federowicz, reliever Juan Rodriguez, starter Stephen Fife (all from Red Sox)
    Mariners get: outfielder Trayvon Robinson (from Dodgers), outfielder Chih-Hsien Chiang (from Red Sox)

  424. G. Love July 31st, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    The only guys I would have tried hard to get that were dealt were Ubaldo, Beltran, Rasmus, and maybe Pence. Other than that, the Yankees didn’t let anything slip through their fingers.

    The price for Beltran was too high. The Ubaldo situation sounds like there was a lot more going on behind the scenes than any of us know about. Rasmus we should have been in on because he’s you w/LH power and could replace Swisher down the road. Pence would have been a luxury.

    Short of that, the Yankees didn’t make a mistake and deal a top guy for a bullpen arm or a mediocre starter.

    It leaves the Yankees able to make a big deal in the winter if need be.

    As for the rest of this season, I believe in Colon & Freddy. I love those guys. No excuses. They just go out and pitch. I think if they commit to Nova & he keeps developing the way he has our rotation will be a lot more fearsome than some of us think it is.

  425. 86w183 July 31st, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    The potential FA class after next season could be one of the best ever. Some of those guys may get signed to extensions and others may be trade targets if their current teams determine they won’t re-sign.

    Cole Hamels, Zack Grienke, Francisco Liriano, Dan Haren, Jered Weaver, John Danks, Anibel Sanchez, Jonathan Sanchez and Ervin Santana just to name a few.

    I only care about results. The Yanks could be on plan F for all I care. They have the third best record in MLB and still have all the best prospects they’ve developed.

    Ridiculing the GM because he was able to find good solutions to problems after his first choice (or two or three) didn’t pan out is the stuff of middle schoolers.

  426. DaSaint007 July 31st, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    There is nothing scarier to the rest of the baseball world than a Yankee organization with deep pockets that they’re willing to use, AND talented players in the system who could easily slot into a 25-man roster. What that means is more money to spend, not less.

  427. Tyler July 31st, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    Aceves pitching really well right now against Chicago. That’s the one guy that really got away. The bullpen would be absolutely deadly with him in there. Almost unbeatable.

  428. blake July 31st, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    JimBowdenESPNxm Yankees were WINNERS at trade deadline because they kept Betances, Banuellos and Montero #TRADES

    Bowden says smart things sometimes.

  429. 108 stitches July 31st, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    Freddy joins C.C. as 2-digit winners on the staff with today’s 10th win.

    Nova – 9

    Colon – 8

    Burnett – 8

  430. J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    Wherever they may be in 2012, 2013, or 2014, Colon and Garcia may wind up being the MVPs of those seasons, because they saved Montero, Nova, and the B’s from being traded this year.
    ///

    Ghost, I realize you said this, was trying to remember who it was, as I referenced sentiment earlier. Well said.
    ///

    Cash talked the talk, now walk Montero through that clubhouse door.

  431. G. Love July 31st, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    The problem the Yankees have going forward is that other teams covet their top prospects so when they get into a trade negotiation the other teams aren’t going to step off the names we all know too well at this point. That’s what the Yankee tax is. Why would another team want organizational filler when the Yankees have top 50 guys in their system.

    At this point, the Yankees almost have to promote and develop those guys in the majors because of the way they value them in trades.

    They won’t trade them lightly. They need to promote them and get them up here to help then.

  432. blake July 31st, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    G Love,

    Im not sure the Yanks coukd have got Rasmus without detracting from their big league roster……the Cards weren’t looking for prospects…..they were looking for big league help so they can go all out now.

    You guys see Verlander telling Aybar he was gonna put one in his back for bunting on him……man I want him…..trade the whole minor leagues for Verlander and I won’t care….screw Felix :)

  433. DaSaint007 July 31st, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    Agree with Tyler. Not signing Aceves to at least a minor league deal is the one thing that I think Cashman would like to take back.

  434. 86w183 July 31st, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    Other than Haren what high quality # 2 starter was traded and has performed better than Colon and Garcia in the last two seasons.

    They had a Lee deal, Seattle welched on it when Cashman refused to add Nunez to the deal that was agreed upon. Thus they could survive Jeter on the DL and still have Montero.

  435. Mell July 31st, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    There are 29 other teams kicking themselves for the following:
    Not signing Russel Martin. Former Gold Glover @ C.

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

    There aren’t 10 teams kicking themselves for that, never mind 29.

  436. blake July 31st, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    “The problem the Yankees have going forward is that other teams covet their top prospects so when they get into a trade negotiation the other teams aren’t going to step off the names we all know too well at this point. That’s what the Yankee tax is. ”

    This is exactly correct. Teams want the Yankees top guys and won’t come off it…..its why its really tough for Cashman to.make trades…….there are only a handful of teams that will deal fairly with them.

  437. Nick in SF July 31st, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    #597 for Thome in Oakland.

    LGY weeps into his gelato.

  438. Captain Clutch July 31st, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    Well this was obvious……

    Ledger_Yankees Cashman has thought for the last three weeks that deals would be hard to come by; teams asking for top prospects.

  439. Mell July 31st, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    Good for the Nats-they kept Drew stud Storen
    —————————

    It would have been terrible for them if they traded him for Span

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

    If the Nats could have gotten Span for Storen and didn’t do it, it’s a massive fail for the Nats GM.

  440. DaSaint007 July 31st, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    Great job Mell. 1 out of 6…

  441. Captain Clutch July 31st, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    Ledger_Yankees Cash said top prospects were too high in chain to part with, too much upside, some of which could help soon. Mentioned Banuelos.

  442. blake July 31st, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    Joelsherman1 Joel Sherman
    Colon or Jimenez. Thought Colon. So why give up boatload prospects for Ubaldo
    9 minutes ago

    Joel Sherman
    Joelsherman1 Joel Sherman
    1 reason #Yankees passed on Ubaldo for prospect price was when asked selves this: If had win playoff Gm 2 right now would use (cont)
    9 minutes ago

    Joel Sherman
    Joelsherman1 Joel Sherman
    #Yankees believe what have, what can get from A-Rod returning, Montero, Banuelos, Nova or Hughes in pen better than trade price for vets
    23 minutes ago

    Joel Sherman
    Joelsherman1 Joel Sherman
    Cashman said because it is #Yankees they expected to do something, but wasn’t going to force just to do something
    26 minutes ago

  443. stuart a July 31st, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    love no moves. seriously is wandy rodriguez worth it? the guy has $30 + mill on his deal…

    if money and options were no issue aj or hughes may be in the minor leagues as I type…

    nova deserves to pitch at the big league level….the yanks have about 4 more legit options in AA or AAA…

    montero is a better pure hitting option then anyone on the market… like no moves….

    for king felix you sell the farm but ubaldo, wandy, they are not even king felix’x caddy….

    boston is giving up more and more of there system.. there top end starters are better then the yanks for sure but boston has serious depth issues and of course bucholtz is a huge ???????????????????

  444. Giuseppe Franco July 31st, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    I hope Montero is one of those guys who Cashman thinks can help the next two months.

    Give him his shot, Cash.

  445. Tyler July 31st, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    Mell July 31st, 2011 at 4:53 pm
    Good for the Nats-they kept Drew stud Storen
    —————————

    It would have been terrible for them if they traded him for Span

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

    If the Nats could have gotten Span for Storen and didn’t do it, it’s a massive fail for the Nats GM.
    ——————————

    Really? Maybe I’m missing something but Storen is in his early 20′s and having a very good year as a closer…. you’d give him up for Span?

  446. blake July 31st, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    Joelsherman1 Joel Sherman
    Keep an eye at some point if Banuelos is transition to pen at AAA, that will be begin of getting ready for MLB
    32 minutes ago

    Joel Sherman
    Joelsherman1 Joel Sherman
    Banuelos will start Aug. 2 at Triple-A, and yes he is in play for the #Yankees bullpen sometime later this season if all goes well
    33 minutes ago

  447. Captain Clutch July 31st, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    JimBowdenESPNxm Dan O’Dowd told us they traded a #2 or a #3 that looked like a # 4 in referirng to Ubaldo Jimenez
    ————-

    LOL

  448. blake July 31st, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    They can bring Manny up for the pen to help for the postseason…..but lets hope they learned from how they handled Joba and if they do this…..let him start and complete a season in AAA next year and finish his development.

    I would love to see them get him to a point where he can enter the rotation with his innings already built….

  449. Mell July 31st, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    Dasaint007:

    Don’t think too many teams are kicking themselves on Wade, Ayala, or the 54 plate appearances they haven’t gotten from Chavez either.

    Garcia and Colon are clearly the gold in that list.

  450. EA July 31st, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    Banuelos has allowed 150 baserunners in 95 innings. Has walked almost 5 per 9. Has an ERA of 4.99 with a .293 BAA in his last 10 outings.

    What did he do to be promoted?

  451. blake July 31st, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    I thought they were selling Ubaldo as a #1……that whole thing was shady it sounds like. I think the Yanks did the right thing here walking away. I wanted Ubaldo but just too much uncertainty

  452. blake July 31st, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    “What did he do to be promoted?”

    hes left handed and minor league progression isn’t always about results in the box scores…..but the main thing is that he’s left handed as it relates to this year.

  453. Mell July 31st, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    Really? Maybe I’m missing something but Storen is in his early 20?s and having a very good year as a closer…. you’d give him up for Span?

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

    In a heartbeat. Good defensive CF. Solid OBP capability. 27 years old and a team friendly contract thru 2015. I’d have carried Storen to Minnesota on my back had I been the Nats GM.

  454. Betsy July 31st, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    Really? They’d go with Colon over Jimenez? Even so, how long do they think Colon is going to be here, while Jimenez has a very good deal

  455. Captain Clutch July 31st, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    I hope the Yanks don’t rush Banuelos to try and help the big league team this year. Let the kid start in AAA and next year see where he is in his development. Hughes was in the bullpen and because of that he lost his feel for his secondary pitches. The kid is only 20 let him develop properly and work on his command.

  456. Betsy July 31st, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    Blake, how do you know Manny is going to get the job done? He’s talented, but assuming a kid is going to thrive in a pennant race is asking for trouble. Nove shouldn’t go to the pen at all and Phil should be in AAA

  457. G. Love July 31st, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    blake,

    I think if the Yankees didn’t demote Nova for Hughes, they could have offered him for Rasmus and had the framework of a deal. Duncan in St. Louis would have loved Nova because he keeps the ball down. Demoting Nova dropped his value slightly I would bet. His start yesterday? Raised it a lot.

  458. Yanks78 July 31st, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    Jimenez was supposed to be a long term answer, not just this year.

    Boy, the non-Haren deal is going to haunt him for a long time. Especially if the result is 6 years of CJ Wilson (or perhaps worse, the same rotation) for 2012.

  459. blake July 31st, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    Betsy,

    I don’t….I’m thinking they are looking at Banuelos for the bullpen in September and the playoffs if I had to guess.

    G. Love,

    Maybe so….We’ll never know though. I would have liked for them to at least have asked….maybe they did. The Cards did get relief help in that deal as well though which it would have been tough for the Yanks to provide. Again…..the Cards are apparently at in for this year

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