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Would Nunez improve with increased playing time?

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Oct 15, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Eduardo Nunez did not have overwhelming stats this season. In fact, it’s pretty easy to argue that a .265/.313/.385 slash line is underwhelming for a player who also committed 20 errors in a part-time role. The Yankees, though, have touted Nunez as a potential everyday player. Did the lack of regular at-bats contribute to his only so-so production?

There were really two periods when Nunez got regular playing time, and the statistics suggest Nunez really was a better hitter when given regular at-bats. When he was playing regularly, he was especially good in the last week of steady at-bats, a sign that the regular work really did let him adjust and improve.

When Derek Jeter was on the disabled list
June 14 – July 3
Nunez hit: .339/.381/.525
Last seven games: .400/.423/.640

When Alex Rodriguez was on the disabled list
July 8 – August 25
Nunez hit: .282/.336/.371
Last seven games: .333/.429/.417

Joe Girardi has indicated that the Yankees plan to give Nunez additional playing time next season, which might keep his bat more productive.

“I think Nuney’s a guy who can play all over for us,” Girardi said. “He might even play more positions for us next year.”

Associated Press photo

* Rodriguez technically came back on August 21, but he sprained his thumb immediately, and Nunez kept getting regular starts through the 25th.

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373 Responses to “Would Nunez improve with increased playing time?”

  1. RhapsodyInBlue October 15th, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    I think he would.

    His hitting would improve for sure.

  2. tomingeorgia October 15th, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    mick,
    my answer is toward the end o the last thread. Sucks.

  3. Joe from Long Island October 15th, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    Bo, that sounds pretty good. Here on LI, we have some pretty good fresh seafood. I especially like the striped bass, and swordfish caught off Montauk. My menu for dinner tomorrow is grilled sword, with some couscous and broccoli. The couscous and white wine will be the only things not fresh/local.

    We’re pretty fortunate. I think of that from time to time, and try to remember at the appropriate times for giving.

  4. joeman October 15th, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    Joe from Long Island October 15th, 2011 at 7:42 pm
    Just finished dinner – pretty good.

    joeman – i have actually been to pasquale rigoletto in the bronx! we went last year, after a yankees’ game was rained out, and had a really nice dinner. good wine, too, as i remember. i still have their card, and want to go back there.

    ———————————
    nice place with good food…..lot of stories in that place

  5. tomingeorgia October 15th, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    Joe,
    Are there any swords left? Not if you believe the MSM.

  6. m October 15th, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    I think the opposite.

    His defense would improve, but his bat will be exposed.

    He’ll run into 1 now and then, but I don’t think he’ll be a very good hitter.

  7. joeman October 15th, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    looking at the playoff games ..do the Yankees really need Gardner

  8. Joe from Long Island October 15th, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    msm?

  9. tomingeorgia October 15th, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    Main Stream Medi

  10. tomingeorgia October 15th, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    Media.

  11. Joe from Long Island October 15th, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    well, from what i’ve read, they’re still there, and it looks, smells, and tastes fresh to me. local chefs go to the same fish store I do, and they say it’s fresh and real.

  12. Bo knows October 15th, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    I like people with an agenda

    Years later, Joeman is still trying to trade Gardner.

    JAP talks Montero

    I know there are others but it’s comforting. It’s like going to a small town and talking to the bench warmers. Same material

  13. Yankee Trader October 15th, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    Cabrera gets an opposite field homer. I believe Montero can do that on a regular basis if given the chance :)

  14. LockDown October 15th, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    Gardner was one of the best hitters in the playoffs.

  15. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    GO RANGERS!!!!

    As much as I would like Detroit to suffer as much as possible (I have my reasons) I hope Texas pulls it out tonight.

    I heard today that Texas has not lost two games in a row at home since the middle of August.

    Lock, if you’re around, I hope to have something fun to say to you at the end of tonight’s game.

    :)

  16. joeman October 15th, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    Bo knows October 15th, 2011 at 8:17 pm
    I like people with an agenda

    Years later, Joeman is still trying to trade Gardner.

    JAP talks Montero

    I know there are others but it’s comforting. It’s like going to a small town and talking to the bench warmers. Same material

    ————————–
    I won’t let up….

  17. m October 15th, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    I can see why you would want to trade high on Gardner. Teams like him before, they’re sure to like him better. He’s got 3 years of arbitration left.

    But, I fail to see how watching these games tells you we don’t need him.

  18. LockDown October 15th, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    trisha!!!

    Harold from MLB was talking about the game verlander pitched & they were going through his strike outs. They showed a back door curveball & Harold said, that’s a ball, but the ump called it a strike. The guy next to him laughed & Harold said “i’m just speaking the truth”. And I thought of you. :lol:

  19. Bo knows October 15th, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    Joe

    LI sounds good. Never been but I did read a few DeMille books – well most of them.

  20. mick October 15th, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    tom
    hope all is going well for you…you can do it!

    gardner was the only clutch hitter we had in the alds

    gotta give chad credit for coming up with these threads…tough time before the real hot stove starts

  21. pat October 15th, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    Bo Knows

    Does the Mennonite community where you live sell Schnecken? Little breakfast or dessert bites filled and rolled in cinnamon sugar. Sooo good.

  22. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    Every time someone comes up to bat, I will announce if I have ever had the player on my fantasy team. If the Elias Bureau keeps stats on the fantasy player who has made the most player changes in the course of a season, I definitely own the record!

    :)

    Had Elvis Andrus, had Michael Young.

  23. m October 15th, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    joeman,

    When you look at the tea leaves, do they tell you that the Yankees might not need Gardner? :P

  24. joeman October 15th, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    didn’t Gardner have a.340 OBP in the reg season….every squirrel finds a nut

  25. LockDown October 15th, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    If they trade Gardner then who do they have…. Grandy, Kemp (next year) and Swisher (who can’t hit in the playoffs)

    I would rather have Grandy, Kemp & Gardner

  26. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    Lock – :D

    I am always so happy when sportscasters are willing to speak the truth!

  27. LockDown October 15th, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    joeman October 15th, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    didn’t Gardner have a.340 OBP in the reg season….every squirrel finds a nut

    Swisher hasn’t found a nut in 3 playoffs. What this tells me is that Gardner doesn’t tense up in the post.

  28. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    And I adore Harold Reynolds.

    :)

  29. Jerkface October 15th, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    Nunez helpful with increased playing time? Hey its that thing I said at the beginning of the season!

  30. mick October 15th, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    scherzer will be tough again tonight…i see a game 7

    same in milwaukee

  31. LockDown October 15th, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    Harold is my favorite. You could see how much he loves his job. :D

  32. Bo knows October 15th, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    Joeman

    I’ve been a Gardner fan forever. I must admit I was starting to lean to your side this summer. The little jobber seemed to be regressing. Then came the PS and I’m firmly back in my comfort zone.

    Hey, I’ve been trying to trade Swisher forever and Teix can spoil a perfectly good ballgame for me.

  33. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    He really does. I love it when he says “Come on now!”

  34. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    I sure hope there’s a game 7 in Milwaukee!!!

  35. joeman October 15th, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    not hot on Swish also…act is getting old

  36. joeman October 15th, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    remember the Ellsbury… Gardner comparison here no so long ago……

  37. mick October 15th, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    trish , do you call into weei?

  38. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    Has anyone seen Moneyball yet? If so, how much did you like it?

    I almost went today but didn’t want to miss any of the game. I may go tomorrow.

    **********

    If the Cards pull this out, it will lend definite credence to the saying that the team that wins the WS is not necessarily the best team but the team that gets the hottest!

  39. LockDown October 15th, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    He really does. I love it when he says “Come on now!”

    Me too. He makes me laugh.

    I like when they did the baseball/hockey thing & they were picking players who would play different hocky positions & Harold was making fun of Mitch’s pick & cracking up at Mitch. :lol:

  40. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    mick, I never have. I’ve emailed them but they have never read my emails.

  41. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    Ugh.

  42. mick October 15th, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    moneyball was decent…slow in parts

  43. LockDown October 15th, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    Joe Buck is so enthusiastic… NOT

  44. mick October 15th, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    buck has been ecstatic

  45. m October 15th, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    At the time, the argument was valid. No one, not even Ellsbury’s mother, knew he was going to blow up into the player he did.

    Gardner plays the better CF, too.

    Players are just flicking the ball into the RF stands. LF at Comerica was the same thing.

  46. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    buck’s ecstatic whenever Detroit does something.

  47. mick October 15th, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    i don’t see texas’ starting pitching
    if they lose wilson they will go hard for cc

  48. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    Scherzer certainly doesn’t look untouchable. Rangers have to make him work harder, though he’s been doing a good job throwing them out of the zone.

  49. Red Robin October 15th, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    The Tigres just hit their 39th home run of this postseason !

    Wow !

    39 home runs !

  50. mick October 15th, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    buck and timmy are on their honeymoon with no yanks in sight.

  51. Red Robin October 15th, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    Didn’t I say this is the Tigres’ year ?

  52. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    When Odonez went down, he made the team promise they would take the steroids he didn’t need anymore.

  53. mick October 15th, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    scherzer has an evil eye…check them out

  54. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    buck and timmy made a secret pact that as long as the Sux couldn’t be there for them to cheer on, they’d cheer for any team that managed to get the Yanks out of the postseason.

    So there you have it.

  55. mick October 15th, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    2 game 7′s would be fine….

  56. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    mick, I agree. It’s kind of what you want to see happen in the postseason when the Yanks are no longer involved.

  57. Joe from Long Island October 15th, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    Cards weren’t the best team in 2006, either.

    One bleepin’ hit……..

  58. mick October 15th, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    give me a 7 game WS as well….NL will be tough

  59. Yankee Trader October 15th, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    C.J. Wilson] wants $100MM, and he’s not getting that from us,” a Rangers source tells Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com. The source says that if Wilson leaves Texas for free agency, Alexi Ogando and Neftali Feliz would both be converted into starting pitchers next season.

  60. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    That’s what mick meant about the evil eye! Yeow.

  61. LockDown October 15th, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    Hopefully we’ll have CC wrapped up before FA. So rangers could just worry about CJW

  62. m October 15th, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    I don’t think I could stare into the eyes of someone with hetero-chromia. :shock:

  63. joeman October 15th, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    Yankee Trader October 15th, 2011 at 8:39 pm
    C.J. Wilson] wants $100MM, and he’s not getting that from us,” a Rangers source tells Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com. The source says that if Wilson leaves Texas for free agency, Alexi Ogando and Neftali Feliz would both be converted into starting pitchers next season.

    —————————–
    they will give it to him if CC leaves

  64. mick October 15th, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    I don’t think I could stare into the eyes of someone with hetero-chromia
    =========try one at a time==========

  65. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    mick when you said that I thought you meant he had one of those horns around his neck!

    :)

  66. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    “they will give it to him if CC leaves”

    But CC isn’t leaving.

  67. mick October 15th, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    it’s hard to watch these games but stress free

  68. joeman October 15th, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    remember with the CC situation…all Lee had to do last year was put the shirt on, everyone had him coming here

  69. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    mick – agree

  70. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    “remember with the CC situation…all Lee had to do last year was put the shirt on, everyone had him coming here”

    joe, different from someone who’s already here and really an integral part of the team.

  71. Bo knows October 15th, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    pat

    The colony makes delivery runs into the city and I was lucky enough to find out about it. I did visit the colony once, but the meal was so overwhelming and I was so ODing on all the tastes and smells. On top of that the ladies were so shy when I thanked them that I was afraid I’d make them uncomfortable. Schnecken Hmm? Where’s my Joy of Cooking book?

  72. joeman October 15th, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 8:42 pm
    “they will give it to him if CC leaves”

    But CC isn’t leaving.

    ———————
    did he sign I must of missed it….and I won’t soak my head

  73. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    Scherzer’s all over the place. It’s got to be a matter of time,

  74. joeman October 15th, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 8:44 pm
    “remember with the CC situation…all Lee had to do last year was put the shirt on, everyone had him coming here”

    joe, different from someone who’s already here and really an integral part of the team.

    ———————–
    CC can leave if he wants …is my point

  75. Yankee Trader October 15th, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    trisha and m-

    You want some evil eye :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....&NR=1

  76. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    “did he sign I must of missed it….and I won’t soak my head”

    A little grammar lesson for you:

    “But CC isn’t leaving.” – future tense

    “But CC is in the process of signing” – present tense

    “But CC already signed” – past tense

    When I say “But CC already signed” it will be appropriate for you to come back with what you just posted.

    No charge.

  77. Bo knows October 15th, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    Oh, oh, I wanna see CC on the Texas roster in the summertime.

    Cashman “Okay CC this is our final offer – but I hear Texas is willing to go all out”

    The ultimate threat.

  78. mick October 15th, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    scherzer is always all over the place
    he must be using hypnosis

  79. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    Trader – saw the title and immediately shut it down. :)

    I have a weak stomach.

  80. Yankee Trader October 15th, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    trisha-

    I’m sorry.

  81. joeman October 15th, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 8:48 pm
    “did he sign I must of missed it….and I won’t soak my head”

    A little grammar lesson for you:

    “But CC isn’t leaving.” – future tense

    “But CC is in the process of signing” – present tense

    “But CC already signed” – past tense

    When I say “But CC already signed” it will be appropriate for you to come back with what you just posted.

    No charge.

    —————————-
    read my lips

  82. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    It’s okay. You didn’t know I was a wuss.

    :D

  83. mick October 15th, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    why is it that all teams other than the yankees are boring?

  84. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    mick – good question. Fact, though.

  85. joeman October 15th, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    safety first…..

  86. mick October 15th, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    guess i have no rooting interest

  87. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    mick, I don’t either. But I do have an anti-rooting interest (which makes the other team my rooting interest by default). But as soon as my anti-rooting interest disappears, I will immediately root against my default team!

    If you know what I mean.

    :)

  88. Yankee Trader October 15th, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    Mendoza Line-
    Named for Mario Mendoza who actually hit .215for his career but many times couldn’t keep his average above .200-the Mendoza line.

  89. joeman October 15th, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    mick October 15th, 2011 at 8:53 pm
    guess i have no rooting interest

    ———————–
    always root for the team that beats you and continues in the playoffs except for you no who

  90. mick October 15th, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    i liked the A’s of the early 70′s
    Bando, Tenace, Rudi, Fingers, Catfish and Vida Blue

  91. tomingeorgia October 15th, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    mick,
    It’s a journey. Thanks.

  92. mick October 15th, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    always root for the team that beats you and continues in the playoffs except for you no who
    ====================
    good in theory but doesn’t always apply
    would rather see texas–det is pedestrian

  93. m October 15th, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    Can you imagine Mo saying, “BLACK OPES”? :P

  94. LockDown October 15th, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    I would like to see the Brewers beating the Clown in the playoffs.

  95. mick October 15th, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    you are a rooter in the bizarro sense of the word trish

  96. LockDown October 15th, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    I mean WS

  97. joeman October 15th, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    Johnny Bench, Pete Rose, Joe Morgan, Tony Perez, Dave Concepcion, George Foster, Ken Griffey, Cesar Geronimo

  98. mick October 15th, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    big red machine was a dominant force-didnt like them much in 76 but 75 Yes!

  99. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    Wish he had Alexi Ogando.

    Had him, had Max Scherzer briefly, had Matt Harrison, had Neftali Feliz at one point, had Feldman and C.J. Wilson. Had Delmon Young when he was with Minny.

  100. mick October 15th, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    tom, if i can beat the ad hominem , you can lick your demon

  101. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    mick, by the way, I totally agree with you on the hunger element of baseball.

    I see nothing bizarre about rooting against a team that cheated to knock you out of the postseason (see Kenny Rogers, pine tar)

    Other than that, if the Brew Crew weren’t in the postseason, I’d have no rooting interest whatsoever.

  102. RMS October 15th, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Yanks will sign CC. They cannot let him go and not have an ace. They’ll give him more money and add on years.

    ——————————————————————–
    As far as Nunez. The kid is only 24 and he is Girardi’s super sub. I would have liked him in right field, trade Swisher, playing every day.

  103. joeman October 15th, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Don Gullett, Gary Nolan, and Jack Billingham. Rawly Eastwick, Pedro Borbon, Clay Carroll, and Will McEnaney

  104. Yankee Trader October 15th, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    Bando, Tenace, Rudi, Fingers, Catfish and Vida Blue
    ————————————-

    Johnny Bench, Pete Rose, Joe Morgan, Tony Perez, Dave Concepcion, George Foster, Ken Griffey, Cesar Geronimo
    ————————————

    Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris, Bill Skowron, Bobby Richardson, Tony Kubek, Clete Boyer, Elston Howard, Johnny Blanchard, Whitey Ford, Luis Arroyo, Yogi Berra

    Neeed I say more?

  105. mick October 15th, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    trish you sound like annie from Bull Durham
    .

  106. tomingeorgia October 15th, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    mick,
    The demon never rests, and thanks, again.

    And the fact that you’ve pretty much avoided that kind of argument proves that any demon can be beat!

  107. m October 15th, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    Michael Young would have been a good candidate for comeback player of the year.

  108. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    MICHAEL YOUNG WAS MY 3B THIS SEASON!!!!!!

    He kicks butt!

    :)

  109. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    I told you Scherzer was all over the place!

    :)

    “trish you sound like annie from Bull Durham”

    LMAO!!!!!!

    I’ve had them all on my fantasy teams!!!

  110. joeman October 15th, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    ever tell you my Mantle stories

  111. LockDown October 15th, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    Scherzer having a meltdown

  112. blake October 15th, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    I think Nunez might get marginally better with more playing time…..but the increased playing time would have to go along with better plate discipline and better footwork defensively or he would be exposed and may even fair worse. His minor league numbers don’t really impress and his footwork is horrible at SS……but he has some tools and if he could refine them along with gaining more experience then it could help him.

    Go Tigers…..I cant stand the Rangers.

  113. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    Whatever are those flag girls doing? Was that a confederate flag???

  114. blake October 15th, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Why couldn’t we get bad Scherzer?

  115. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Locck – wish we could have gotten a glimpse of you know who when Michael Young hit that ball!

    :) :) :)

  116. mick October 15th, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    what are they chanting?

  117. m October 15th, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    Combine Adam Dunn’s K rate and Nunez’s glove and you get Austin Jackson. Poor kid having a rough season.

  118. m October 15th, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    Napoli! Napoli!

  119. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    blake – we got bad Gerry Davis instead!

    :evil:

  120. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    I would say Napoli is a paesan!!!

    :)

  121. LockDown October 15th, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    trisha,

    :lol: There he is!!! Right on cue. He’s not smiling.

  122. mick October 15th, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    rangers will be tough, hungry and ready against the cards having been there last year they believe it is their time

  123. YankeesFan92 October 15th, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    Hes the same pitcher, yankee hitters just made him cy young

  124. m October 15th, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    Has Scherzer ever picked off anyone at first with that lollipop throw?

  125. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    Lock – they heard me. Quick glimpse and it didn’t look like the fun-loving loose guy looked too fun-loving or loose!!!

  126. LockDown October 15th, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    Scherzer is crapping a load on an elimination game. Can’t handle the pressure.

  127. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    Lock – :lol:

  128. Yankee Trader October 15th, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    joeman-

    Saw Mantle pinch hit a homerun in Baltimore, 1st at bat after returning from the DL. he got a big standing ovation from all fans and wrote in his book that he had tears in his eyes while rounding the bases from the adoration.

  129. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    mick – I’m still hoping for the Brewers. Brewers are hungry.

  130. joeman October 15th, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    better % Pujols signing back with the Cards or CC with the Yankees

  131. Yankee Trader October 15th, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    His stats pitching away from Tiger stadium were pretty bad this year. This is how I thought the Yankees would handle Scherzer in game 2 at YS.

  132. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    I read The Last Boy and Leavy said that Mantle was both shy and sensitive.

  133. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    Leyland is crazy. He needs another pitcher in there. Does he realize this is an elimination game for him?

  134. YankeesFan92 October 15th, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    this game is over

  135. mick October 15th, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    sherzer gave leyland the evil eye

  136. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    Okay, I take it back. Leyland went and got him.

  137. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    “sherzer gave leyland the evil eye”

    He’s helpless to do otherwise!

    :)

  138. mick October 15th, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    theres a great youtube with the Mick on letterman

  139. LockDown October 15th, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    Major meltdown… Scherzer can now go and wipe his drawers.

  140. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    I saw it after you posted it. Seemed like a really good guy.

  141. joeman October 15th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Yankee Trader October 15th, 2011 at 9:12 pm
    joeman-

    Saw Mantle pinch hit a homerun in Baltimore, 1st at bat after returning from the DL. he got a big standing ovation from all fans and wrote in his book that he had tears in his eyes while rounding the bases from the adoration.
    ——————
    had the pleasure of meeting him few times in the early 80″s in my home town…was a very good friend of my best friends brother who also died of the same problem Mick had…sat in the local for hours hearing him telling stories…

  142. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Hey I’ve got a great idea! Instead of watching this game, let’s just rehash the Yankee ALDS!!! That makes sense!!!

    P, go back in your drawer.

  143. TheStraw October 15th, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    Howdy all! I would much rather see Leyland win than the reformed crackhead. I also don’t like this fake rivalry Texascis inventing with the Yanks. Although right now I am watching reruns of old sitcoms, so that shows you how much I really care about it.

  144. LockDown October 15th, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    I wonder where the yankees stand in come back from behind wins. I don’t remember too many of them

  145. mick October 15th, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    when did this sock puppet idiom become popular?

  146. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    :D

    I’d like to do the in-game interview with Jim Leyland.

    Jim, do you believe in karma?

  147. JobaTipsHisCap October 15th, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    well, I heard Tigers’ pitching staff is good, guess only when against Yanks.

  148. mick October 15th, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    come back from behind wins.
    ====================
    i like the way you phrased that

  149. LockDown October 15th, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    I also don’t like this fake rivalry Texascis inventing with the Yanks.

    It’s completely 1-sided. It’s silly for Texas to try & form a rivalry when they’re not even in the same division. Plus, the yankees-redsox rivalry is so big & long in history, that it’s just pointless for Texas to get involved.

    Texas winning the WS isn’t going to make me stop hating the redsox.

  150. mick October 15th, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    well, this game looks over, i forgot texas was at home…why is laura bush sitting with nolan ryan, is W. there?

  151. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    I think it became popular on the forum this season when Bojo and a number of others who knew West Coast Sux Fan from another forum accused him of having multiple identities that he created for the purpose of agreeing with his positions, often personally deriding other posters.

    So I saw them refer to the other identities as sock puppets that he would take out of the drawer.

    P reminds me of WCSF.

  152. Red Robin October 15th, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    Everyone enjoying the euthanization of these Tigres ?

    I sure am .

    A Texas Execution . Yea .

  153. joeman October 15th, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    mick October 15th, 2011 at 9:24 pm
    well, this game looks over, i forgot texas was at home…why is laura bush sitting with nolan ryan, is W. there?

    ———————————————-
    for sure he’s there

  154. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    “well, this game looks over, i forgot texas was at home…why is laura bush sitting with nolan ryan, is W. there?”

    W is sitting near Nolan who is sitting near Laura who is sitting near Nolan’s wife.

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

    Make no mistake Yankee fans, I do NOT want Texas to win the world series. I am rooting AGAINST Detroit – and thereby rooting for Texas.

  155. mick October 15th, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    i dont like W so go NL team.

  156. joeman October 15th, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    WCYF………..

  157. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    The troll is the biggest phony, liar, and hypocrite. It’s been beating its gums for Detroit, trying to rub it in our faces. Read all of its posts.

    Now that Texas is winning, it’s pretending to like Texas.

    Surely there are more stories about the sinking of the Titanic it could be reading, no?

  158. JobaTipsHisCap October 15th, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    Rangers are clearly better

  159. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    P October 15th, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  160. mick October 15th, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    WCYF………..
    =========
    see are nine

  161. Red Robin October 15th, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    Didn’t Jim Leyland say Ramon Santiago is the best 2nd baseman in MLB ? On both defense and offense.

  162. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    Lock – did you see our boy????

    :lol:

    Guess he forgot his joke book in Detroit.

  163. joeman October 15th, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    don’t care about runs scored and all that other crap…top to bottom the Ranger lineup is better that the Yankees…

  164. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    P = WCSF

    Sock puppets unite!!!

  165. Yogi Mantle October 15th, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    How did the Yankees lose to these bums? Honestly, the Tiggers are not very good.

    I’m sorry, but this really is a pathetic team.

  166. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Geeze, they could sure use Kenny Rogers’ pine tar now!!!!

  167. Red Robin October 15th, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    I bet Ainge, Santiago, and Don Kelly will all hit grand slams to win this game for those Tigres .

    L . o . L .

  168. mick October 15th, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    don’t care about runs scored and all that other crap…top to bottom the Ranger lineup is better that the Yankees…
    ============
    it is now…tougher outs

  169. Red Robin October 15th, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    How do you like ‘em Big Apples, you f***** Scherzer ?

  170. joeman October 15th, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    mick October 15th, 2011 at 9:32 pm
    don’t care about runs scored and all that other crap…top to bottom the Ranger lineup is better that the Yankees…
    ============
    it is now…tougher outs

    —————————————
    for sure

  171. mick October 15th, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    yanks think they are better which is why they all gun for them…they get paid more and once were the best but aren’t right now.

  172. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    “How did the Yankees lose to these bums? Honestly, the Tiggers are not very good. ”

    1. rainout

    2. Gerry Davis

    3. No timely hitting.

    If the first two didn’t happen, we wouldn’t have visited 3.

    But then I think a fair question would be how we would match up against the Rangers, especially wit Nova out of the rotation. Colon might have been a possibility, but it was going to be tough.

  173. LockDown October 15th, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    trisha,

    Maybe the clown can do a funny dance for our boy to make him smile ;)

  174. TheStraw October 15th, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    Mick-

    I hate Obama, so I might have to root for Texas after all. Oh wait, politics have nothing to do with baseball. Go Cards.

    But really, Go Sabres and Bills!

  175. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    And don’t forget we won two of those games against those bums with 9 runs and 10 runs!!!

    Don’t just remember the bad.

  176. blake October 15th, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    Oh well…..go Cards or Brewers in the WS. Scherzer is very inconsistent…..he just happened to pitch fantastic against the Yanks ( of course)

  177. DocTodd October 15th, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    9-2. Wow! No dancing clown anymore this season!

  178. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    Lock – HA HA HA HA HA!!!!

    Karma is a biotch, no?

  179. mick October 15th, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    jeter,arod,tex,swish overrated

    young,cruz, hamilton,napoli, andrus,KINSLER, murphy,BELTRE=Real Deals

    cards/brewers will have a tough time as their pitching won’t be up to the task

  180. Red Robin October 15th, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    Jim Leyland, why not put Fister and Verlander in ? huh ?

    Aren’t they the best pitchers in history ? No ?

  181. TheStraw October 15th, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    P-

    Your prespective might be different if you had seen some of the really bad Yankee teams (1965-76, 1988-92). Unfortunately, you only know successful Yankee teams so you lack all sense of perspective. The Yanks do not stink.

  182. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    P, I mean WCSF, you don’t remember when I first came here you idiot, because you were nowhere around.

    You were boring people on the NYDN.

    Buh bye now!

  183. LockDown October 15th, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    I think Colon or Hughes would have been the 4th pitcher. But Colon would have been activated & Ayala gone.

    But the yankees can hit lefties. So teix may have awoken. Jeter may have gotten hot. A-rod may have gotten his timing back. And swisher…. well, he’s just unclutch in the post, but he can add on if they have a big lead.

  184. joeman October 15th, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    anyone know if Montero is going to play winter ball

  185. RMS October 15th, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    1. rainout

    2. Gerry Davis

    3. No timely hitting.
    —————————————————————————————
    With timely hits from Alex, Tex or Swisher the Yanks would have overcome #s 1 and 2.

  186. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    Straw, don’t waste your breath. P is a multiple of WCSF, premier Yankee trasher.

    He’s very frustrated with me because his Sux went down in flames and it’s killing him that I called it AND made fun of them!!!

    :lol:

  187. TheStraw October 15th, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    P-

    That last comment was just downright nasty. Not that Trisha can’t handle it..she is more than able to handle the likes of you. Still, I think you are treading on ban-worthy behavior.

  188. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    “With timely hits from Alex, Tex or Swisher the Yanks would have overcome #s 1 and 2.”

    Nobody should have to overcome 2.

  189. Benny Blanco October 15th, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    now delmon young doesn’t want to swing at the first pitch?

  190. RMS October 15th, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Nobody should have to overcome 2.

    —————————————————————————
    Spit happens.

  191. joeman October 15th, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    just saying that Arods won’t last out his contract

  192. mick October 15th, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    go Cards or Brewers in the WS. Scherzer is very inconsistent
    ================
    as are the yanks blake

  193. mick October 15th, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    arod might not get the record

  194. tomingeorgia October 15th, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    trisha,
    All of us know who it is.

  195. RMS October 15th, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    P

    You’re an ass.

  196. blake October 15th, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Mick,

    Eh…against RHP they can be…..its something that needs to be addressed.

  197. mick October 15th, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    as babu once said, “the wheels are turning , Jerry.”

  198. joeman October 15th, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    mick October 15th, 2011 at 9:46 pm
    arod might not get the record

    ———————
    he needs how many…he will be hard pressed to get 30 again

  199. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    Lonely old hag with no life? Heck, I’m cute as they come!!!

    :) :) :)

    tom – of course we all know who it is.

    :)

  200. TheStraw October 15th, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    It will gain a lot of value as soon as you take your puerile commentary elsewhere.

  201. mick October 15th, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    he also said, “You are a bad man, A very bad man”

  202. blake October 15th, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    I certainly feel the peace and harmony tonight…..

  203. mick October 15th, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    he needs how many…he will be hard pressed to get 30 again
    =======================
    with 6 years left he needs about 25 per i think

  204. joeman October 15th, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    tomingeorgia October 15th, 2011 at 9:46 pm
    trisha,
    All of us know who it is.
    ————————–
    my thinking it’s not WCYF…..

  205. mick October 15th, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    its something that needs to be addressed.
    =========================
    some things certainly do…

  206. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    RMS, but spit like that SHOULDN’T happen. That’s my point. My greatest frustration with the game isn’t things that can’t be overcome, like the weather – even though it can change the course of things. It’s bad umpiring, when the umpire actually controls the outcome of the game, as opposed to the players controlling it. That, to me, is intolerable.

  207. tomingeorgia October 15th, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    blake,
    The celestial choir is singing.

  208. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    blake – there is now.

  209. Red Robin October 15th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Check out the box score for Tigres pitchers tonight :

    http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/bo.....=311015113

  210. mick October 15th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    trish, do you really think that ump davis cheated the yanks?
    i have a hard time believing that…

  211. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    joeman, it doesn’t much matter. He’s gone.

  212. TheStraw October 15th, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    I think Alex passes Ruth but falls short of Aaron and Bonds.

  213. joeman October 15th, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    mick October 15th, 2011 at 9:50 pm
    he needs how many…he will be hard pressed to get 30 again
    =======================
    with 6 years left he needs about 25 per i think

    —————————
    at some point in the near future he’s going to have to DH ….. and who’s position is that suppose to be for

  214. Teary Francona October 15th, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    ,…

  215. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    “trish, do you really think that ump davis cheated the yanks?
    i have a hard time believing that…”

    mick, I’m not taking the bait.

    :)

  216. Teary Francona October 15th, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    Just so we’re clear, P is not me. I have no issues with trisha any longer. And if it would be believed, Id extend apologies to SJ and Nick and the rest that I h.r.ss.d

  217. tomingeorgia October 15th, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    joeman,
    But it’s close enough to suspect.

  218. Teary Francona October 15th, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    Yes, Gerry Davis cheated the Yankees. He cheated them intentionally. He made it clear and obvious to anyone with sight.

  219. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    Imagine being the team with the 2 runs in an elimination game when you are the team that needs the game. Imagine you’re in the 4th inning and the other team has 9 runs.

    How do you get the adrenaline running?

    I think it has to be tough.

  220. mick October 15th, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    no really i think some of those pitches are the result of that box being a bad judge of balls and strikes, it’s where it passes the plate not where the catcher catches it and that box shows the latter

  221. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    I think many of us suspect P to be WCSF. But again, no matter. He’s gone, hopefully for good.

  222. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    P October 15th, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  223. blake October 15th, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    The biggest thong for me with Alex is getting 140 healthy games…..I think he could go 30/100 again but he needs to stay healthy. Hopefully he can have a string of good health here for awhile.

  224. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    mick, it was so bad that the media was still buzzing about it the next day.

    Enough said about it, seriously.

  225. mick October 15th, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    The biggest thong for me
    ===============
    Who would that be blake?

  226. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    I wonder where the saying “cute as a button” comes from. What’s cute about a button?

  227. TheStraw October 15th, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    Now it is really getting outlandish in here……

  228. blake October 15th, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    Thong = thing :)

  229. Teary Francona October 15th, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    Hi trisha. :)

    blake, your biggest thong! Who knew you were a cross dresser!

    P, get lost you jerk off. You know nothing, your crap is tiring.

    I dont care about the TBS box of balls and strikes. I know, with my own eyes, when pitches thrown by CC are called balls and the same pitches for Verlander are strikes. Anyone with sight can see it.

  230. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    Straw – :)

  231. TheStraw October 15th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    If P is WCSF, he suffers from a serious schizo disorder. To even create different personalities like that is troubling.

  232. RMS October 15th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    RMS, but spit like that SHOULDN’T happen. That’s my point. My greatest frustration with the game isn’t things that can’t be overcome, like the weather – even though it can change the course of things. It’s bad umpiring, when the umpire actually controls the outcome of the game, as opposed to the players controlling it. That, to me, is intolerable.

    ———————————————————————————————–
    trisha,
    I know what you mean, but that’s how it is. Umpiring is terrible and nothing is going to be done about it. This time it bit the Yanks, next time it may bite the Yanks opponent.

  233. mick October 15th, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    some need to stop crying over things…it’s over and they lost…not because they were “cheated” that’s nonsense and tiring…

  234. mick October 15th, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    Umpiring is terrible
    ========
    That I agree with…

  235. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    Okay, now that it looks like Texas is going to win, why all that hate for Texas? I’m definitely not rooting for them, I’m going NL. But why do people hate them? I remember someone saying that Nolan Ryan trashed the Yankees by saying that the teams in the world series didn’t buy their way there – or words to that effect. Are there other reasons I’m not thinking of?

  236. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    “trisha,
    I know what you mean, but that’s how it is. Umpiring is terrible and nothing is going to be done about it. This time it bit the Yanks, next time it may bite the Yanks opponent.”

    You’re right about all of it, RMS.

    ;(

  237. Teary Francona October 15th, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    It’s something that should be cried about, and protested. If it doesnt stop, our likelihood of winning year in and year out decreases significantly. HP umpires can control the fate of a game, if they are allowed to.

    They cheated us all series long, and if they had not cheated us at all, the Yankees would be in this ALCS. That is the bottom line. On a level playing field in the ALDS, the Yankees would have advanced. Unfortunately, it was not a level playing field.

  238. mick October 15th, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    has anyone heard from pat m?
    he sounded a little incoherent the other day.

  239. TheStraw October 15th, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    I have more of a problem with the way the rain delays were handled/not handled than the strike calling ( although that was poor).

    Wow, an Ajax dinger.

  240. LockDown October 15th, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    Holland has a 5 run lead & they won’t let him finish the 5th for the win. He doesn’t look happy.

  241. TheStraw October 15th, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    Trisha-

    The whole Cliff Lee saga showed them to be very obnoxious and self-righteous, which became even funnier after he spurned them as well.

  242. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    RMS – I will never forget watching Tim McLelland blow that play at the plate when the Padres were playing the Rockies in a one-game playoff, and the Padres ended up going home because of it.

    Then there was that call by Jim Joyce when Galarraga threw his no hitter. Joyce was really stand up about it, actually cried when he saw the replay. And Galarraga was a gentlman about the whole thing. But that schmuck Selig had the opportunity to overturn it and did not. A freakin’ no hitter, with proof that last call was a bad one, and Selig wouldn’t overturn it.

    I get visceral reactions when I think about f’d up umpiring.

  243. Against All Odds October 15th, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    Are there other reasons I’m not thinking of?

    ——————————–

    Their former owner trashing them, their fans yelling Yankees sucks after the Cruz walk off, Wilson, the tidbit about them going hard after CC, etc

  244. blake October 15th, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    I don’t like the whole Antlers and claws jazz……I don’t like how the Rangers try to spark up a rivalry with the Yankees and how their fans chant “Yankees suck” even when they aren’t even playing them….I just don’t like them ……

  245. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Straw, I also about the rain delays.

    All of it ended up hurting the Yankees, especially based on the way it appeared CC was pitching the first game. And then letting Jeter and Cano bat with rain absolutely annihilating their vision.

    And then Gerry Davis.

    People have killed for less!

    ;)

  246. Jerkface October 15th, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    A retired Yankee lets his son talk serious sht about Derek Jeter on a yankee blog???? Is this guy ruben rivera?

  247. mick October 15th, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    that call was for the Perfect Game and is a judgment call which can’t be overturned
    the umps are human as you say but some are out of position, slow and prolly have poor eyesight
    it works both ways though and i agree it’s a shame

  248. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    okay, gotcha. I wasn’t paying much attention to the peripherals.

  249. Against All Odds October 15th, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    # TheStraw October 15th, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    Trisha-

    The whole Cliff Lee saga showed them to be very obnoxious and self-righteous, which became even funnier after he spurned them as well.

    —————————————

    Then they played it off as hey at least he didn’t go to the Yankees.

  250. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    Uh oh, shades of Sheffield and Crosby!!!

  251. blake October 15th, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    FWIW ……I think P is just a kid who gets emotional and says stuff sometimes. He’s said several times he’s still in high school……

  252. yankeefeminista October 15th, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    Another reason to hate Texas: their fans–the infamous section 226–visiting NYS in the 2010 ALCS were as bush league as it gets. The only good thing I can say about Texas is that at least Derek Holland grew up idolizing Andy Pettitte.

  253. mick October 15th, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    blake i have a bridge to sell you.

  254. TheStraw October 15th, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    Game one should never have been started that night. Any fool with both a Doppler readout and eyes could see the conditions were not going to be right for baseball. That single decision screwed up the entire series…we’ll never know how it would’ve played out, but the Yanks could well have gone to Detroit with a 2-0 lead and the series would be different.

  255. LockDown October 15th, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    Then they played it off as hey at least he didn’t go to the Yankees.
    —-

    And said they knew he was leaning toward the yankees (cause they have that kind of mental ability :roll: ) & said they paused him enough, which left the door open for the phillies.

    Also, Nolan tried to recruit Andy before he was a FA

  256. mick October 15th, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    Everything in Texas is bigger and better…heck they might secede from the Union, y’all.

  257. mick October 15th, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    these guys are serious, only the Cards have a chance with their mystique and LaRussa will slow things down

  258. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    mick, it was a judgment call that was shown to be incorrect by the replays. That AHole Selig had every opportunity to overturn it, especially after Joyce was almost inconsolable for getting it wrong.

    The McLelland call was also shown to be off by a flippin’ country mile! I was watching that game and I immediately saw that Holliday was out. He wasn’t anywhere near the plate!

    That changed the course of a team’s season!

  259. Yankee Trader October 15th, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    Blake-

    Any idea where MTU has been?

  260. TheStraw October 15th, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    Mick-

    The economic conditions in Texas are way better than they are in NY…but that doesn’t mean I have to like their teams. Still, no reason to make fun of their success. They certainly wouldn’t allow a bunch of disgruntled college kids to pollute a park for a month straight.

  261. jacksquat October 15th, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    mick October 15th, 2011 at 10:16 pm
    Everything in Texas is bigger and better…heck they might secede from the Union, y’all.

    One can only hope…

  262. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    “Game one should never have been started that night. Any fool with both a Doppler readout and eyes could see the conditions were not going to be right for baseball. That single decision screwed up the entire series…we’ll never know how it would’ve played out, but the Yanks could well have gone to Detroit with a 2-0 lead and the series would be different.”

    Straw – AMEN!

    “FWIW ……I think P is just a kid who gets emotional and says stuff sometimes. He’s said several times he’s still in high school……”

    Did I ever tell you that I am really Babe Ruth’s bat? I’m going to say it several times. If anyone accuses me of being otherwise, I hope you will defend me as the Babe’s bat.

    :D

  263. blake October 15th, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    Wonder the the Cards would consider moving Wainwright? He’s only under contract for 2 more years and they need Pujols money…..

  264. mick October 15th, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    some umps are past their times, mclelland is one of them…i agree but aren’t the only calls disputable by replay HR’s? fair or foul, in or out….i hate when they blow calls but am happy when we get em…remember jeffrey maier…it evens out…after all the garbage we still could have won with a timely hit

  265. blake October 15th, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    Trader,

    He’s taking a break I think.

  266. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    YF – You all had me at hello.

    ;)

    I had already decided I was rooting against the Rangers as soon as Detroit is eliminated. I’m Brewers all the way.

    If it weren’t for Kenny Rogers screwing us, I would have been rooting for Detroit. To me, that hurt a lot worse than anything else Texas has ever said or done. That said, I don’t like them very much anyway.

  267. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    I’d give my eye teeth to have Ogando on the Yanks.

  268. TheStraw October 15th, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    What I don’t understand is how MLB hirters can go an entire game without adapting to an umpires strike zone…they seem to let pitches go by that other umps would call balls, but that particular ump was calling a strike the whole game. In this video age, how do you not adapt to that?

  269. mick October 15th, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    the fact that joyce cried didn’t impress me…lots of people say they’re sorry to cover themselves…some umps have attitudes that are confrontational, that is wrong…how many times have you seen an ump call a batter out bc he runs to 1st on a 3-2 count? its his call to make i get it but doesn’t make it right. some think they are bigger than the game, that ppl come to see them, imagine that?

  270. Yankee Trader October 15th, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    Did I ever tell you that I am really Babe Ruth’s bat?
    —————————
    Trisha- You’re that old?

    Blake-Wainwright-Another bad Braves trade. He and Jason Marquis for JD Drew and Eli Marrero

  271. mick October 15th, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    the umps have an interpretation of the strike zone….how artsy!

  272. joeman October 15th, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    A guy once told me, “Do not have any attachments, do not have anything in your life you are not willing to walk out on in 30 seconds flat if you spot the heat around the corner

  273. mick October 15th, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    Texas believes they are the best team in the AL, for sure…

  274. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    “after all the garbage we still could have won with a timely hit”

    Sure we could have. And I was as stunned as anyone that we didn’t.

    HOWEVER – who knows the extra energy the team had to expend behind the piss poor call to play that first game AND the Gerry Davis debacle. Detroit didn’t have to kill themselves with pitching and hitting in that game because the umpiring did not go against them. And it wasn’t one or two calls, it was continual.

    Okay, let’s not bother rehashing this anymore because it isn’t going to change anything. But dammit all, I want fairness. And guess what? I want it for both teams on the field. I don’t want extra breaks. The Yankees are good enough to beat anyone on their own strength – as long as they are being asked to get 27 outs per game and not 37.

  275. Teary Francona October 15th, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    they have an interpretation, and for that, they should be fired. the strike zone is defined by rules. But these worthless scum take it upon themselves.

  276. TheStraw October 15th, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    Well it’s hard to argue that they are not after winning the ALCS two years in a row….

  277. joeman October 15th, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    I’m alone, I am not lonely

  278. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    “Trisha- You’re that old?”

    Geeze I was only joking. Did you see me say it several times?!? In reality I’m Cervelli’s glove!!!

    :)

  279. mick October 15th, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    whatever happened to Questec?

  280. TheStraw October 15th, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    This just in….Brad Penny still sucks.

  281. Teary Francona October 15th, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    I was going to say I like Ryan Braun, but I dont want to be cost by the Brewers next year, or the Packers. I liked Josh Hamilton after I met him, and the Rangers beat us in 2010. I was happy for the Lions being 4-0 or 5-0 and the Tigers, with strong support from the umpires, beat us. I dont like Ryan Braun!

  282. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    jim joyce crying impressed the hell out of me. it killed him to have gotten that call wrong. Lot of guys go to first base on a faux walk. Lots of guys are called out after a 3-2 count when they should be awarded first. Few players throw perfect games.

  283. joeman October 15th, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    Non serviam

  284. mykyl1 October 15th, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    Are you watching this crowd in Texas? Real fans who cheer for their team and get crazy when there are 2 strikes on the oposing batters. For the 467th time. Yankee fans have become the most boring uneducated entitled pigs out there. All feeling like it is our World Series Trophy each April. There are no words to describe my total and complete disgust with what this organization now represents. Go enjoy some games next year and over pay for your Sushi and Chardonay,

    To all you boring fans who sat on your butts when we had the bases loaded twice you make me want to puke. Watching you on tv like wow. You ought to be ashamed

  285. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    “whatever happened to Questec?”

    Great question.

  286. Teary Francona October 15th, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    Yankees fans are New York fans. They have no loyalty.

  287. mick October 15th, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    nite all, it’s been a pleasure… well almost a “perfect” night.

  288. Teary Francona October 15th, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    Id have to go back and look, but Im pretty sure MLB got rid of Questec because they showed how incompetent their umpires were and the umpires didnt like big brother watching them.

  289. DSJ October 15th, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    It’s pretty obvious based on the past two years that the Arlington Rangers are a better team than the Yankees. Sad.

  290. joeman October 15th, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    In this archdiocese, God don’t run the bingo

  291. DSJ October 15th, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    Washington is a far superior manager to Girardi. Sad.

  292. Teary Francona October 15th, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    So sorry Brandon syrInge!! Go inject your ass with some more roids during the offseason!

  293. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    mykyl1 – it’s really a tough one because the prices and setup at the new Stadium certainly don’t help. I was at the last game at the old Stadium and people were going nuts all night, even though it was against Baltimore.

    I was at the first game at the new Stadium and was struck by the number of people who stayed in the glassed-in rooms instead of sat in their seats. The Yankees made it far too easy for the beautiful people to have all the amenities of home and never have to step foot into the Stadium. In addition, they priced a lot of the real fans out of the Stadium. Lots of reasons for the seeming lack of fan fire.

  294. Teary Francona October 15th, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    Dave Dombrowski is laughing and smiling. What a jerk off. Id have him fired right on the spot.

  295. joeman October 15th, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    Why, Kate, you’re not wearing a bustle… how lewd

  296. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    nite, mick.

  297. yankeefeminista October 15th, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    There is still fan fire; it is just dispersed. If you don’t like it; go to NYS and make a difference. I am tired of hearing people complain while some of us go out there and actually root as passionately and as loudly as we always have.

  298. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    This game is now officially boring – and long (though not, I’m sure, for the Rangers)

  299. LockDown October 15th, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    well, this game is so over. Not worth watching.

    The rangers definitely look better than the yankees atm. The yankees had some holes in their lineup. Next year, we can only hope for a healthy A-rod & that Teix learns to hit righties or else it’ll be a short post season once again.

  300. Teary Francona October 15th, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    Hi trish. Are you mad at me?

  301. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    “Hi trish. Are you mad at me?”

    Not at all.

  302. joeman October 15th, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Yes, it’s true. You are a good woman. Then again, you may be the Antichrist

  303. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Lock, we definitely think alike!

    :)

    And we’ve both gotten to see what we wanted to see in the dugout. So it’s all good!

  304. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    I just love watching Ogando pitch. When he’s out of the game, I may call it a night.

  305. GreenBeret7 October 15th, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    There’s as much sound in YS as there is in Texas. The biggest difference…one is the shape of the ball parks. Texas is a bowl with two levels and a 4 level outfield stands. It’s completely closed in. No where for the sound to go except back towards the infield and field mics. Swinging white towels over their heads doesn’t make them better fans and the Yankee players don’t need gimmick like antlers or non-clever sayings and hand waving players and managers to create false excitement.

  306. joeman October 15th, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    GreenBeret7 October 15th, 2011 at 10:55 pm
    There’s as much sound in YS as there is in Texas. The biggest difference…one is the shape of the ball parks. Texas is a bowl with two levels and a 4 level outfield stands. It’s completely closed in. No where for the sound to go except back towards the infield and field mics. Swinging white towels over their heads doesn’t make them better fans and the Yankee players don’t need gimmick like antlers or non-clever sayings and hand waving players and managers to create false excitement
    —————
    up from your nap

  307. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    I wish the Yankees would come up with a plan to sell tickets at a major discount two hours before the game. But I would think that the season ticket holders would pitch a fit because they have had to pay a premium for those field-level seats and they would hate to hear that their neighbors only had to pay a few hundred. As long as the economy sucks and those seats are exorbitant, a lot of them will remain empty.

  308. yankeefeminista October 15th, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    trisha, they do; it is called Stubhub. The Yankees dump off their unsold tickets there at less than face. Anyone can go to the Stadium these days with the ticket surplus available day of game.

  309. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    ALCS MVP = Michael Young?

  310. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    YF – it would have to be a hell of a lot less than face for a lot of the rabid fans to be able to afford them.

  311. yankeefeminista October 15th, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    Trisha, they are less than face in every price bracket. And tickets upstairs will sometimes sell for pennies. It is a depressed market with a surplus of tickets. Many season ticket holders are bailing because they are playing higher prices across the board than those on the secondary market.

  312. yankeefeminista October 15th, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    *paying* higher prices

  313. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    ALCS MVP = Nelson Cruz

  314. Against All Odds October 15th, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    # trisha – true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    ALCS MVP = Michael Young?

    —————–

    No Cruz

  315. yankeefeminista October 15th, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    Ugh, what a boring ALCS. 4 months until pitchers and catchers report. :(

  316. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    YF – I hear you. The seats that are the most painfully obviously empty ones via television are the field-level seats. And those full of yelling fans could certainly make a lot of noise. But they are priced right out of life!

  317. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    Poor Brad Penny.

  318. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    That was one unlucky Penny!

  319. GreenBeret7 October 15th, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    Bill Center, writer for the San Diego Union-Tribune on what HE would trade Mat Latos to the Yankees for. Stick to your writing, Bill. At least there, you can get a few laughs and not do any real damage.

    “Comment From GuestGuest: ]
    I have heard you talk about trading Mat Latos before to bring in a bat. Now I am seeing Jesus Montero’s name linked in a possible trade. Could this be realistic?
    Friday October 14, 2011 12:11 Guest

    12:13 Bill Center: Latos would have a lot of value on the trade market. At the same time, the Padres control him for another four years. With the pitching prospects at Double-A, I might take a chance on trading Latos if the other team were willing to over-pay. The Yankees might be that team. I’d want at least a major league-ready every day player, a prospect and a pitching prospect in return.”

  320. blake October 15th, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    “Blake-Wainwright-Another bad Braves trade. He sales
    and Jason Marquis for JD Drew and Eli Marrero”

    Yea….yuck

  321. mykyl1 October 15th, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    Well I do agree the glass enclosed restaurants and bars do NOT help. I am not against towels( I was in Philly for the World Series ) against Yankees and it was intense. Why do the Yankees have such a conservative approach. OH because they do things the dignified way. BORING. I was in MIami for the World Series against Cleveland and it was thee most intense crowd ever. I dont give a crap if it is monkys or kangaroos. The crowd is the most boring fan for fan. Sure even 50000 sad people are going to make some noise but a few more Arod suck chants would be nice. Anything would be nice. You can hear a pin drop. It is a morgue for Gods sake. That same stupid Dayo on the organ ? Is that supposed to wake the crowd up. everything is done the old fashion way and my fellow fans it just plain sucks.

  322. yankeefeminista October 15th, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    myky11, you lost me at the point when you mentioned “ARod sucks” chants…

  323. Pat M. October 15th, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    The Texas Rangers are a very dangerous ballclub

  324. GreenBeret7 October 15th, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    YF,

    he’s just another trolling idiot. he spouted the same crap all year long.

  325. blake October 15th, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    “The Texas Rangers are a very dangerous ballclub”

    Wait til they sign Prince Fielder.

  326. GreenBeret7 October 15th, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    When will these idiot sports writers stop grouping league series numbers with WS numbers. They are not the same thing.

  327. yankeefeminista October 15th, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    GB, duly noted.

    And I don’t think I will be able to tolerate these Montero rumors for another 4+ months…

  328. blake October 15th, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    Seems like a lot of team reporters are trying to will Montero to their club…..

  329. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    Night all!

    GO BREWERS!!!

    GO NL!!!!!

  330. blake October 15th, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    Despite recent rumors, the Rangers says there’s “no way” they’ll throw money at CC Sabathia this offseason, reports Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com (Twitter links). If Texas does decide to go after a starter from outside the organization, it would probably be Yu Darvish.”

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com

  331. tipsie October 15th, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    Late post, and it may not have made a difference, but yet another manager who doesn’t know what an elimination game means. Bottom 3, one out, Beltre singles to make it 3-2. Take Scherzer out there, or certainly after the walk to Napoli. He waited until after walks to Napoli & Cruz.

    Bring in Benoit. That’s the game / series / season right there. He’s a decent chance – their best chance- to get out of it, maybe down 4-2. He pitches the 4th, and then you figure it out.

    Schleretch?
    Porcello?
    Perry?

    Stupid

  332. 4 NYY October 15th, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    GreenBeret7 October 15th, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    When will these idiot sports writers stop grouping league series numbers with WS numbers. They are not the same thing.
    ==================================================

    Do I ever agree with you !!! Sick of hearing “post season” stuff all lumped together.

    W.S. is the ultimate.

  333. yankeefeminista October 15th, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    Everyone see this? For what it is worth, at least we are not ruling the kids out.:

    “Here is how Brian Cashman sees the Yankees young pitchers right now in relation to their chances to make the club and/or compete for a rotation spot in spring training.

    His depth chart going into camp would be Hector Noesi, Adam Warren, David Phelps, Manny Banuelos and Dellin Betances.

    “Close to this order,” Cashman said when I asked him how he looks at his much-publicized minor league starters. “Noesi. I think Warren and Phelps are ahead of Banuelos and Betances because of their experience. Stuff-wise and ceiling-wise, Banuelos and Betances are ahead of those other guys.”

    Would it be fair to say that Banuelos or Betances could help you by mid-year next season?

    “I think potentially at any point next year or maybe not,” Cashman said. “I don’t know. They have only gotten their feet wet at the Triple-A level last year. Betances dipped his toe in the water in September in New York. It is expected that they have more work to be done. They are the type of talent when everything clicks, it could come really fast. It is to preclude that they can be in a position to help us right out of the gate, but expecting that to take place would perhaps be expecting too much.”

    Neither Banuelos nor Betances is pitching in Winter Ball.

    Potentially, the Yankees rotation could be CC Sabathia, Ivan Nova, Phil Hughes, A.J. Burnett and a new starter. Most likely, one of the kids will be the Yankees’ sixth starter unless Sabathia does leave. Even then, the Yankees could very well make a trade.”

    http://espn.go.com/blog/new-yo.....-in-minors

  334. yankeefeminista October 15th, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    Interesting the way DJ isn’t even mentioned. I know he has some things to work on but still find it strange that Cash doesn’t even reference him.

  335. m October 15th, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    I left when the game was 3-2 Texas. Came back to see the final out. Must have been a doozy.

    Why poor Brad Penny? Did he suck or did his defense let him down?

  336. J. Alfred Prufrock October 15th, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    Would it be fair to say that Banuelos or Betances could help you by mid-year next season?

    “I think potentially at any point next year or maybe not,” Cashman said. “I don’t know. They have only gotten their feet wet at the Triple-A level last year. Betances dipped his toe in the water in September in New York. It is expected that they have more work to be done. They are the type of talent when everything clicks, it could come really fast. It is to preclude that they can be in a position to help us right out of the gate, but expecting that to take place would perhaps be expecting too much.”

    Neither Banuelos nor Betances is pitching in Winter Ball.
    ///

    Yankfem – the part about B&B being the type of talent when everything clicks could move fast is why I think people shouldn’t rule either kid out. What’s under reported is how much each kid already has a full, prime-time repertoire, how both kids know how to set hitters up, etc. Dellin I bet returns to 2010 type control & the other kid should be managing the extra mileage soon enough. Beyond that, it’s just facing better hitters, & pounding innnings.

    Where’s DJ Mitchell? They must really be low on him. I guess they don’t project Brackman as a starter at this point… Warren with that slider becomes a much more interesting guy…ST is going to be interesting.

  337. J. Alfred Prufrock October 15th, 2011 at 11:56 pm

    yankeefeminista October 15th, 2011 at 11:48 pm
    Interesting the way DJ isn’t even mentioned. I know he has some things to work on but still find it strange that Cash doesn’t even reference him.
    ///

    yea, what’s up with that? I remember hearing he had some control issues, maybe heard it from you, don’t recall…

  338. m October 15th, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    Ron Washington’s chicken walk was the spirit running through him? Is he on crack. Oh, sorry…not funny.

  339. GreenBeret7 October 15th, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    YankeeFem, if Noesi moves into the rotation, I’m looking at them moving Mitchell into Noesi’s spot in the pen. He’s a ground ball machine.

  340. UnKnown October 16th, 2011 at 12:02 am

    Washington might want to hit Cruz a little higher than 7th in the W.S.

    Baseball is one crazy game though. By Wednesday he might be all cooled off and I would not be surprised one bit to see him go something like 2 for 30 or something.

  341. yankeefeminista October 16th, 2011 at 12:02 am

    Pruf, with both B’s it is all about fastball command. If they have that they will repeat 2010 in AAA. I don’t doubt one or the other of them might get some looks.

    DJ doesn’t have the power arm and his K rates were down. He just needs to get back into his 2010 groove.

    Darn, I wish DePaula were already here. I am not liking that year of inactivity.

    Segedin 2/3 in AFL. He’s got a really nice stroke. And all that time in LF will give him more versatility.

  342. GreenBeret7 October 16th, 2011 at 12:07 am

    Segedin is 3-4 tonight with his 4th RBI, now at .324. His 3 outfield assists in left are impressive. 2 last night, 1 at 2nd base and 1 at home.

  343. yankeefeminista October 16th, 2011 at 12:07 am

    GB, I would love to see that happen. You saw him pitch more than I did. What do you think he still needs to work on? Interesting the way Cash doesn’t even mention DJ though.

    Pruf, yeah, Brackman is still a WIP or slated for the pen. I’d love to see J-Ram in Trenton by the second half, but that is assuming he starts back in Tampa and his slider keeps progressing. Everyone was raving about it in Instructs. Here’s hoping.

  344. J. Alfred Prufrock October 16th, 2011 at 12:09 am

    DePaula I have forgotten until someone reminds me he actually exists. What would be cool though, would be to see DePaula, Marshall & Jo-Ram all in Trenton at the same time…

    Segedin does have a nice bat.

  345. J. Alfred Prufrock October 16th, 2011 at 12:11 am

    Yankfem, the slider is back in fashion it seems at the lower levels…

    Farewell Tigers…Go Cards…

    Good night, I’m gassed.

  346. GreenBeret7 October 16th, 2011 at 12:11 am

    YF, Mitchell just needs to clean up his command. Has a lot of pitches, but, like Nova and Wang, the best pitch is his sinker.

  347. yankeefeminista October 16th, 2011 at 12:12 am

    GB, Segedin looked really good when I saw him in Lakewood; pretty advanced, good hitter for average to all fields, doesn’t try to do too much. His D at third was not good. Guess that is why they are also working him in at LF.

  348. GreenBeret7 October 16th, 2011 at 12:13 am

    As long as the rotation kids in AA and AAA are healthy and improving, no real spot for him. A good fit in the bullpen, or, he’ll be included in a trade, as will Phelps.

  349. GreenBeret7 October 16th, 2011 at 12:15 am

    Segedin has been getting left field time since Charleston. not real good at 1st or 3rd. Pretty good arm, hands like a foot.

  350. yankeefeminista October 16th, 2011 at 12:16 am

    GB, yes, his sinker is definitely his bread and butter pitch. I love his pitch repertoire and the multiple arm angles. He had that brief appearance in ST that was on YES and looked very good. I just hadn’t seen him that much second half. I had read his command was off at times and he was working on keeping the ball down and staying ahead of hitters. I’d love to see him up with the big club in 2011.

  351. yankeefeminista October 16th, 2011 at 12:19 am

    Pruf, DePaula I doubt but would love to have him, Marshall and J-Ram in Trenton. We were so spoiled having Betances and Banuelos there. Here’s hoping.

    Have a good night.

  352. sunny615 October 16th, 2011 at 12:20 am

    F-in Rangers. God I hate them.

  353. yankeefeminista October 16th, 2011 at 12:21 am

    GB, too bad. I still think DJ will be a heckuva starter. But the swing and miss pitchers will always be given the advantage.

  354. GreenBeret7 October 16th, 2011 at 12:24 am

    YF,

    If Mitchell’s still in pinstripes, he’ll get a long look in ST. I look for a couple of that group going in a deal. Stoneburner, Hall and heyser are nearly ready for AAA and that bullen for “Scranton” is going to be loaded.

  355. m October 16th, 2011 at 12:27 am

    I don’t like the Rangers either, but at this point it’s who do you hate less? Definitely hated the Rangers less than the Tigers.

    Trisha might appreciate this one.

    My son asked who I was rooting for. I said I don’t like the Tigers because they eliminated is in 2005 or whenever it was. He asked me if the Rangers ever eliminated us, I told him they did last year. But the Tigers cheated. That’s why I hate them more. :P

    Gotta see who comes out of the NL. If it’s the Cards I might go with them, if it’s the Brewers I’ll cheer for Texas. Or rather cheer against the Brewers.

    There’s no real joy in watching these games. I just do it out of habit!

  356. Bret The Hitman October 16th, 2011 at 12:57 am

    Bobcat, Miller and Lost all left. P’s right about that. I suspect P wishes the reason why they left is the posters. Obviously if someone’s connected to the Yankees they’re going to be more busy than not. Plus the front office has become much better at guarding information and leaking only when it’s strategic and appropriate to do so. Lost had nothing to tweet at this year’s trade deadline.

    P, is your name Mark?

  357. m October 16th, 2011 at 1:04 am

    Bobcat left because of Pete, not because of what the people here are like.

    Pete emailed him and demanded to know who he was. I was under the impression that Bobcat didn’t want to ruffle any feathers.

  358. Melkmanisinhotlanta October 16th, 2011 at 1:08 am

    Girardi has a lot of cutie pie names for his players. I wonder what Girardi’s pet name was?

  359. GreenBeret7 October 16th, 2011 at 1:14 am

    “Bobcat”, “Miller” and “Lost” never had any real information. Just a lot of vague information, rumors and no substance. “They’ll only tell you want they want you to hear”, “I can’t give you any names of my sources…”, but “trust me”.

  360. UnKnown October 16th, 2011 at 1:18 am

    http://www.detnews.com/article.....-you-think

    I guess anybody can get an article on the web now days. This one is particularly terrible.

  361. yankeefeminista October 16th, 2011 at 1:27 am

    Unknown, that deserves a facepalm. The blurb says the writer is retired, and he should stay retired. Poor Detroit wannabes and their embarrassingly parochial diss of the NY Yankees. :roll:

  362. yankeefeminista October 16th, 2011 at 1:30 am

    GB, I am thinking Stoneburner stays in Trenton a little while longer with only 58 IP’s there. But it’ll be interesting to see who ends up where in terms of AA, AAA, the big club and trades. Have a good night!

  363. GreenBeret7 October 16th, 2011 at 1:57 am

    YF, yeah, stoneburner will stay until there’s a spot fore him in “Scranton” The top levels are getting crowded with talented rotation arms and bullpenners. There’s just too much talent on the way.

  364. GreenBeret7 October 16th, 2011 at 1:58 am

    ***for, fore or four*** so many choices to make

  365. yanks61 October 16th, 2011 at 3:44 am

    In case this hasn’t yet been posted, from Bill Madden in the DN:

    “It remains to be seen if, in this economic environment in baseball, there is going to be another “one dumb owner” this winter. But could there be any more “let the buyer beware” stigma attached to six or more years at $23 million per to either 300-pound CC Sabathia or Prince Fielder? This is what the Yankees are going to have to think long and hard about if Sabathia, after he opts out, insists on a new deal of six or more years. Would there really be anyone else dumb enough to do that? If that’s his demand, their choice is to either call his bluff or negotiate against themselves – the latter being what makes a “one dumb owner.”

    This exactly what a number of us were saying during one of yesterday’s discussions.

  366. Dionysius Thelxinoe October 16th, 2011 at 7:27 am

    Texas Rangers are on record, ‘sort of,’ as ready to spend serious money to lure CC there.

    Not sure, but that may blow up the “one dumb owner” theory on CC.

  367. blake October 16th, 2011 at 8:22 am

    I could proposed a one dumb writer theory…..but there are way more than 1.

  368. pat October 16th, 2011 at 8:45 am

    Sherman has had some pretty solid sources in Yankeeland of late and he says in spite of all the big names that will be linked to the Yankes in the coming weeks, they will be looking internally for many solutions.

    Sign CC, add a couple of role players and fill in the blanks from the farm seems his take.

    Says they would be interested in one year of Kuroda or someone like Matt Garza or Anibal Sanchez if they become available. No Wilson. No Darvish. A rotation of CC, Nova, AJ, Hughes and Noesi is possible.

    They need to find a 2nd lefty for the pen but not much else for there.

    They are hoping for offensive improvements to come from Jesus (unnamed person says Jesus isn’t getting traded) and a healthier Alex.

    Ya never know what opportunity may present itself but it sounds like they have no big splash targetted for now.

  369. Yankee Trader October 16th, 2011 at 8:47 am

    Good morning Blake-

    From early morning NYPost:

    ARLINGTON, Texas — After telling ESPN that every effort will be exhausted in order to keep CC Sabathia a Yankee, agent Brian Peters backed off a bit when reached by The Post yesterday.

    Asked if he believed a deal could be worked out where the Yankees’ ace remains in pinstripes, Peters said, “I really don’t want to comment one way or another.”

    With Sabathia away on vacation, no talks have started with the Yankees. Sabathia can opt out of the final four years and $92 million on his contract three days after the World Series ends.

    Vacation! Vacation! He needs to take all calls from Cashman and no others!

  370. Yankee Trader October 16th, 2011 at 8:51 am

    And good morning Pat-

    Just finished reading the Sherman article in the Post. Attached full article for others to read:

    http://www.nypost.com/p/sports.....JdEI5XOYhL

  371. joeman October 16th, 2011 at 8:55 am

    not a given CC comes back

  372. Yankee Trader October 16th, 2011 at 9:05 am

    joeman-

    I just hope, if CC goes to FA that it’s wrapped up early enough before other options come off the board.

    Matt Garza mentioned in the Post article- If the Cubs and “possible” new and disgruntled GM Theo Epstein, wants to stick it to his old boss, trading Matt Garza to the Yankees would be a nice start.

  373. Nick in SF October 18th, 2011 at 11:08 pm

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