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Jeter returns home

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Dec 19, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Derek Jeter was back home in Kalamazoo this weekend, having his high school’s baseball field officially named in his honor and hosting 300 local children during a Christmas event for his Turn 2 Foundation.

Our friend Bryan Hoch has pictures from the Turn 2 event, where Jeter made a surprise visit with Santa Claus.

The Kalamazoo Gazette has video of Jeter’s speech at Kalamazoo Central High School.

“I used to live right behind the school,” Jeter said. “And to myself I always thought, ‘This is my field’ because I spent probably more time on that field than I did at home.”

In typical Jeter fashion, it’s a very quick and gracious speech. Worth checking out.

Associated Press photo

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286 Responses to “Jeter returns home”

  1. Ys Guy December 19th, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    abcdefgh i got a gal…in kalamazoooo…

  2. Villa Nova-Ya December 19th, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    Worst picture of Jeter I’ve ever seen!

  3. Tom in N.J. December 19th, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    Primus:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZeqABXYLvk

  4. blake December 19th, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    YankeeSource Yankees
    A Scout: Everyone has dismissed Yankees but I haven’t. No real evidence on what they bid except invisible people. #truestory
    18 minutes ago

  5. blake December 19th, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    DKnobler DKnobler
    Hearing that Fighters have definitely decided to accept Darvish bid…but official announcement may not come for 3-4 more hours
    5 minutes ago

  6. Benny Blanco December 19th, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    We might as well just except the fact Darvish won’t be coming here. Who are we fooling? :)

  7. Villa Nova-Ya December 19th, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    If they know they are accepting the bid, what are they waiting for?????????

    Sheesh.

  8. Tom in N.J. December 19th, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    The Yankees bid on invisible people?

    Swee.t

  9. blake December 19th, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    Buster_ESPN Buster Olney
    What good friend @Enrique_Rojas1 is reporting: Cespedes has established residency in D.R., and the bidding can begin soon.
    45 minutes ago

  10. jacksquat December 19th, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    nickpiecoroNick Piecoro
    by DKnobler

    GM Kevin Towers said he had an offer out to Hiroki Kuroda for “10 days to two weeks” but couldn’t get a yes. Got tired of waiting around.

    6 hours ago

    I wonder exactly when they had this offer out to Kuroda. Were they going after Kuroda while they also reportedly had a huge bid on Darvish?

  11. GreenBeret7 December 19th, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    4 more hours of hostage taking and 4 more hours of free publicity

  12. blake December 19th, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    yea it’s just for publicity, so it’ll be in prime time here…..and also because they don’t want it to seem like they are too eager to let their best player come to the states…..they want it to seem like they struggled over the decision for 4 days.

  13. Ys Guy December 19th, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    im just waiting to hear the announcement. i’m hoping the cubbies jumped big on this guy (my dark horse) but as a yankee fan i would never be shocked if they won.

  14. blake December 19th, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    If Cespedes already has residency then that’s earlier than thought a couple of days ago…..it was going to be in January.

  15. Ys Guy December 19th, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    “GM Kevin Towers said he had an offer out to Hiroki Kuroda for “10 days to two weeks”

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

    how much do you figure they were gonna pay him for 2 weeks?

  16. Yogi Mantle December 19th, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    In the end, if any other club wins the Darvish bid ESPeeN and the rest of the media will laud the decision, if the Yankees win it they will all be saying “and the rich get richer”.

  17. GreenBeret7 December 19th, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    $3,000-$4,000 a start?

  18. Ruby Wednesday December 19th, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    Darvish drama, please end, no one cares about your skinny a** since you ain’t comin to NY anyway.

  19. GreenBeret7 December 19th, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    Day 35 of “America Held Hostage: The Darvish Situation”

  20. jacksquat December 19th, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    Ys Guy December 19th, 2011 at 7:28 pm
    “GM Kevin Towers said he had an offer out to Hiroki Kuroda for “10 days to two weeks”

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

    how much do you figure they were gonna pay him for 2 weeks?

    Ha. Maybe they just wanted him for the postseason, and they are counting on Yu to get them there. ;)

  21. Jerkface December 19th, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    Ham fighters saving face by appearing to not be giddy they just got 2 years operating expenses for 1 player. They don’t want to seem too eager to get rid of a team hero. Its like the opposite of what the red sox would do.

  22. Ys Guy December 19th, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    im sure ‘ham fighters’ is becoming pretty huge in alot of word clouds….let them have their 15 minutes of importance, we’ll know soon enough.

  23. GreenBeret7 December 19th, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    A piece on the MLB show was Ian Kennedy and what was changed in his delivery that Tom House fixed that Dave Eiland ignored.

  24. blake December 19th, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    I think it’s becoming more apparent that Dave Eiland wasn’t very good.

  25. jacksquat December 19th, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    There’s *a lot* of Blue Jays fans on twitter expecting to get Yu. I’d estimate 80-90% is Jays traffic.

  26. Joe from Long Island December 19th, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    you know what would surprise me? if the bid went to the mets. or the royals, or dodgers. or astros. someone like that.

    almost anyone else? not such a surprise.

  27. Joe from Long Island December 19th, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    blake, i understand what you’re saying about eiland. but, sometimes just another set of eyes is what’s needed.

    jeter really picked up after spending some time with gary denbo. does that mean that kevin long isn’t very good?

  28. blake December 19th, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    Joe,

    maybe so….

  29. GreenBeret7 December 19th, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    Kennedy was talking about landing soft on his follow-through and causing the arm angle to drop down. Will be good to see if rothschild can help Hughes. Hughes second half was good with the exceptions of the Boston game (which Yankee pitcher didn’t) and for whatever reason, the two Oakland starts (who he’s owned before).

  30. MTU December 19th, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    Will a post-Darvish World still look the same ?

    :)

  31. MTU December 19th, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    GB-

    The main thing Hughes needs is just to stay healthy.

    API should really help with that.

    :)

  32. Ys Guy December 19th, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    the mets are gonna have trouble buying hot dogs and napkins, they arent going to win the bid.

  33. Villa Nova-Ya December 19th, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    Joe from Long Island,

    To some extent, yes. Sometimes a new set of eyes can do wonders.

    It’s interesting to me because one reason Eiland was promoted to Pitching coach on theML team was because he was involved with Hughes, Chamberlain and Kennedy at the minor league level and there was going to be a continuity there.

    Could be he was just at the right place at the right time and had no significant input there.

    Or, could be the new set of eyes.

    Or, could be Kennedy was ready to hear new informatlon.

  34. MTU December 19th, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    I say it again.

    IMO Hughes would really profit from learning Mr. Splitty from his good pal Freddy Garcia.

    ;)

  35. GreenBeret7 December 19th, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    ChiTribRogers Phil Rogers
    Agree with @DKnobler that Yu Darvish reporting is heavier on speculation than information. #Cubs are more interested than the public view.

  36. blake December 19th, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    richardjustice Richard Justice
    by JonHeymanCBS
    Hearing former Astros GM Ed Wade will end up back with Phillies as a scout.
    8 minutes ago

    you mean he hasn’t been working for the Phillies the last few years already?

  37. MTU December 19th, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    All this suspense is killing me.

    It’s worse than Final Jeopardy.

    I just can’t take it.

  38. blake December 19th, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    MTU,

    I think Hughes has a great arm action for a split….and if he never can get his plus CB back or develop a feel for the CU then he should give it a try…..

  39. Ys Guy December 19th, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    “while people in baseball have speculated that it is either the Blue Jays or Rangers (with more people saying Rangers on Monday) the actual information has been so tightly held that it can’t be sure that the speculation is accurate.”

    d knobler blog 7:16 pm

  40. Ys Guy December 19th, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    there are so many commercials between the final jeopardy answer and the question that i often end up changing the channel because i forgot what i was watching.

  41. MTU December 19th, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    Blake-

    The arm action is perfect. I agree.

    He also has large hands which helps with the grip.

    Make it happen Master Yoda.

  42. jacksquat December 19th, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    I think AJ could do well with a split as well.

  43. GreenBeret7 December 19th, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    I think that Scott Aldred was more of an influence on the three pitchers in 2007 during the ST and short time he had them in AA than Eiland did in all the years combined. Aldred should have been there over Eiland to begin with, once Gil Patterson left the organization.

  44. blake December 19th, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    Clemens split was sick….

  45. MTU December 19th, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    A good banana split is sick.

  46. Red Robin December 19th, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    ” Fighters have definitely decided to accept Darvish bid…but official announcement may not come for 3-4 more hours ”

    Seriously .

    At this point , who really cares .

    Darvish fatigue has set in .

  47. Red Robin December 19th, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    Seriously .

  48. blake December 19th, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    Ken_Rosenthal Ken Rosenthal
    Sources: #Nationals pushing hard for Gio. Discussing 4-for-1 trade with #Athletics. #MLB
    1 minute ago

  49. Nick in SF December 19th, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    49rs -3 or Steelers +3?? What would Yu do???

  50. MTU December 19th, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    Blake-

    Looks like Beane may just found his one dumb owner.

    ;)

  51. blake December 19th, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    MTU,

    I think it depends on who they would be giving up for him…..I like Gio better than most I think and Strasburg, Gio, and Zimmerman would be a pretty legit front 3.

  52. MTU December 19th, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    edit: May have. sorry.

  53. Yankee Trader December 19th, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    Nationals really looking for a CF’er. Could a 3rd team be brought in? Gardner?

  54. jacksquat December 19th, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    Supposedly the Rangers are very interested in Gio Gonzalez as well. Would they be very interested if they had submitted a large bid for Darvish.

    The more I read the more I think it may actually be the Yankees winning Yu rights.

  55. MTU December 19th, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    Blake-

    Would the Nats include Harper in a trade because I think Beane wouldn’t be ashamed to ask for him.

    ;)

  56. GreenBeret7 December 19th, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    If they don’t give up one of the pitchers (Zimmermann or Lannan plus Morse or Desmond and two top minor league prospects) then Beane was playing jerk around with Cashman.

  57. GreenBeret7 December 19th, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    Washington has a pretty decent fill-in in center in Roger Bernadina to pad the offer

  58. MTU December 19th, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    Gio costs too much.

    Beane wants the Sun, The Moon, and the Stars (pun intended).

  59. blake December 19th, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    great spot on hotstove with IPK….kid is no fluke

  60. blake December 19th, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    I don’t think any team would even bother asking for Harper…..but Beane is said to be looking for a 3B so Rendon could be in a deal along with some pitching prospects

  61. MTU December 19th, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    Blake-

    When IPK was with the Yanks he was more of a “Flounder”.

    Now he’s a shark.

    :)

  62. yankee21 December 19th, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    Has there been another GM over the last decade or so with more hype, ink, pub etc coupled with a genuine lack of results than Beane?

    Those 500 or so season ticket holders in OAK, what do they think of his tactics?

  63. GreenBeret7 December 19th, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    Except kennedy insulted the sensibilities of the more emotionally soft people on here by being a 23 year old who said what most 23 year olds say….anything that comes to mind.

  64. MTU December 19th, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    Blake-

    I believe Beane might.

    The guy has Heuvos.

  65. blake December 19th, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    “Has there been another GM over the last decade or so with more hype, ink, pub etc coupled with a genuine lack of results than Beane?”

    no…..he does have a terrible stadium and low payroll to deal with…..but that hasn’t stopped Andrew Friedman

  66. GreenBeret7 December 19th, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    MTU December 19th, 2011 at 8:36 pm
    Blake-

    When IPK was with the Yanks he was more of a “Flounder”.

    Now he’s a shark.

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

    He certainly didn’t “flounder” against Toronto in his 2007 start in Toronto.

  67. yankee21 December 19th, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    I believe Beane is part owner of OAK, so the terrible stadium and low payroll could be viewed as partly under his influence.

  68. MTU December 19th, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    GB-

    I was just making another of my famous bad puns.

    I actually liked IPK.

    The Yankees need to learn a little more patience with their young pitchers.

  69. GreenBeret7 December 19th, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    I think beane tends to get his courage when he gets on the phone when he’s half in the bag. Jose Cuevo, he is a friend of his.

  70. GreenBeret7 December 19th, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    MTU,

    so do the fans.

  71. MTU December 19th, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    GB-

    That’s OK.

    That leaves cheap beer and Jack for me.

    ;)

  72. GreenBeret7 December 19th, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    Mother Ginger makes her world debut

    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/wall/a.....773773-996

  73. MTU December 19th, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    GB-

    I never thought the Yankees had a systematic approach to rearing young Pitchers.

    I think they have learned from their mistakes although I still wonder
    about the “All hands on deck” remarks I hear coming from guys like Newman.

  74. Yankee Trader December 19th, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    Beane must have been involved in sabotaging the lights at Candlestick-just went out delaying the 49′ers/Steelers game.

  75. Nick in SF December 19th, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    Was IPK traded because of impatience?

  76. blake December 19th, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    Kennedy was traded to get Granderson….can’t blame them for that…though at the time and especially in hindsight I wish someone else would have been in the deal.

  77. LGY December 19th, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    Is it mandatory to be a dbag if you are a professional athlete in Boston?

    Ray Allen on David West choosing the Pacers for slightly more per year than the Celtics were offering:

    “Once it got down to the end, I think his ego kicked back in,” Allen said. “He wanted the dollars. I guess it comes down to ‘What is a championship worth to you?’

    http://espn.go.com/boston/nba/.....on-celtics

  78. Ys Guy December 19th, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    i’ll make that granderson trade yesterday today and twice tomorrow. good luck to ipk! welcome curtis!

  79. MTU December 19th, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    I think if the Yankees had thought that Kennedy would turn out the way he has they might have at least hesistated.

    In that sense he might have been traded due to impatience.

  80. blake December 19th, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    “I think if the Yankees had thought that Kennedy would turn out the way he has they might have at least hesistated.”

    if the Yankees had known what they know now…..(that Kennedy would develop as he has and Cliff Lee would sign with Philly)…..then they would have probably signed Holliday and not traded for Granderson.

  81. Joe from Long Island December 19th, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    people are complaining about trading for an All Star DF and MVP candidate?

    Arizona, reportedly, said IPK or no deal, in that 3-way.

    you don’t get a battleship by trading a row boat.

  82. ron December 19th, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    Hughes should have been traded instead.

  83. blake December 19th, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    MLB network is reporting that Braun’s positive test was from a medication prescribed by a doctor….hmmm

  84. GreenBeret7 December 19th, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    Not complaining at all. But, Kennedy is one of at least two cases of NY giving up on pitchers in the last few years. I’m aware that Kenndy was a must have in the deal for Granderson. it seems to almost be inbred to give up on the kids too early and the fans are no different. Look at Chamberlain in the last year and a half and Hughes in the last year. Every idiot that has a baseball IQ of less than 3 wants him gone. That fits quite a few people on here and in the media.

  85. GreenBeret7 December 19th, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    ron December 19th, 2011 at 8:54 pm
    Hughes should have been traded instead.

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

    Exhibit number 1.

  86. LGY December 19th, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    GB7

    Would you trade Hughes for IPK right now?

  87. blake December 19th, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    The issue with both Hughes and Joba is that they are going to be FA’s soon…..they aren’t kids or prospects anymore. Kennedy never really got a chance with the Yankees but moving him for Granderson was a no brainer at the time

  88. Ys Guy December 19th, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    im sorry i cant accept that by trading him for granderson they were ‘giving up’ on him. they traded him at just the right time and got a GREAT player back in return. thats not ‘giving up’ that’s cashing in big time.

  89. Ys Guy December 19th, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    personally no i would not trade hughes for ipk straight up. thats just me. taking nothing away from ipk but he pitched in the minor league division of the inferior league.

  90. blake December 19th, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    I would trade Hughes and Joba both for Kennedy right now.

  91. LGY December 19th, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    Three years from now probably none of the Big Three will be wearing pinstripes.

    Don’t think anyone could have predicted that when they first arrived on the scene.

  92. blake December 19th, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    “taking nothing away from ipk but he pitched in the minor league division of the inferior league.”

    have you watched him pitch recently? He also has 4 years of control left where Hughes has 2

  93. GreenBeret7 December 19th, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    People were giving up on Kennedy and Hughes in 2008.

  94. Ys Guy December 19th, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    yes i watched him pitch in the national league last year and i root for him all the time. i also was one who defended him big time when everyone wanted him run out of town. but i still wouldnt give you hughes for ipk.

  95. J. Alfred Prufrock December 19th, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    blake December 19th, 2011 at 7:42 pm
    I think it’s becoming more apparent that Dave Eiland wasn’t very good.
    ///

    It’s been apparent forever, IMO. He’s one reason Joba isn’t a starter. He didn’t want to roll his sleeves up, wanted to turn him into a to-contact pitcher, & maybe, didn’t want him sent back to Aldred because of concerns about Aldred’s previous success with Joba.

    Mediocrity & hubris were Eiland’s biggest sins, and it probably cost Joba some prime years & maybe some $$$ as a solid to very good ML starter.

    This is why I have considered a change of heart by the Yankees possible; Rothschild is a professional, empathetic mentor who isn’t just concerned about his own butt. He also has a reputation of knowing how to help guys with swing and miss stuff get to the next level. We’ll see what happens, but as long as someone infinitely better than Eiland has the keys, I’d say there’s still hope on that front.

  96. GreenBeret7 December 19th, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    All people were pissing and moaning about was not giving one of them to Minnesota for future HOFer Johan Santana and every big name pitcher on the block since then, whether those pitchers were hurting or nose-diving. Last year it was Liriano and Jiminez

  97. blake December 19th, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    “yes i watched him pitch in the national league last year ”

    still the big leagues….he’s a really good pitcher. Awesome fastball command, plus changeup, and improved breaking ball. He wouldn’t have a sub 3 era in the AL but he’d be far and away the Yankees 2nd best starter….he’s come a long way since 2008.

  98. MTU December 19th, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    I hope Banuelos and Betances are brought along a bit more slowly (I think they will be).

    Both should get a full season at AAA to build their innings IMO.

  99. MTU December 19th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    JAP-

    Buenos Noches.

    I just wanted you to know that I saw your note to me about DePaula.

    Thanks for the info.

    :)

  100. Jerkface December 19th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    All people were pissing and moaning about was not giving one of them to Minnesota for future HOFer Johan Santana and every big name pitcher on the block since then, whether those pitchers were hurting or nose-diving.

    All the people? No. Not all the people.

  101. GreenBeret7 December 19th, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    MTU, unless it’s a 2007 type emergency, I doubt that Betances and banuelos will see YS until September.

  102. Ys Guy December 19th, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    i like kennedy but i dont think he’d be as good in the al east as you do. and i dont think his 2011 was that much better than hugh’s 2010. the jury is still out on which is going to be the better pitcher in my mind and i think it will be hughes. jmo

  103. J. Alfred Prufrock December 19th, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    ManBan and Dellin will be in much better hands in Rothschild. I can’t wait until he’s their everyday mentor. I think that’s going to work out beautifully. We finally have the right guy to groom our elite arms.

    I hope LR lobbies the brass on Joba’s behalf, too.

  104. MTU December 19th, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    GB-

    I hope so.

    Don’t really want to see that type of emergency again anytime soon.

  105. Bret The Hitman December 19th, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    Could you turn around and flip Granderson for a young pitcher comparable to IPK? Probably not. I love having Granderson but like Blake said, it sure would’ve been nice if the D-backs had a hard-on for Phil Hughes instead. Smart not to.

  106. J. Alfred Prufrock December 19th, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    MTU December 19th, 2011 at 9:19 pm
    JAP-

    Buenos Noches.

    I just wanted you to know that I saw your note to me about DePaula.

    Thanks for the info.
    ///

    You’re most welcome. I just hope it’s true!

  107. GreenBeret7 December 19th, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    Jerkface December 19th, 2011 at 9:19 pm
    All people were pissing and moaning about was not giving one of them to Minnesota for future HOFer Johan Santana and every big name pitcher on the block since then, whether those pitchers were hurting or nose-diving.

    All the people? No. Not all the people.

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

    I’m sure there’s more than me that’s tired of you and your little buddy trying to play word games with whatever somebody says.

    I’ll explain it to you. Isaid “All people were pissing and moaning about”, not all ***of *** the people.

  108. Against All Odds December 19th, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    I hope LR lobbies the brass on Joba’s behalf, too.

    ————————

    I seriously think it’s out of his hands

  109. GreenBeret7 December 19th, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    Exhibit #2

  110. Jerkface December 19th, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    GB7,

    I am sure there’s more than me tired of you trying to make everything into you against the world, so please stuff it when you keep trying to say EVERYONE is trying to trade your little babies.

    Many people on this blog are staunch defenders of Hughes, Joba, Montero, and all the other prospects. Stop trying to manufacture drama by pitting yourself against the world.

    Nevermind the fact that your explanation doesnt change the meaning of what you said. ‘All people were talking about is X’ so you’re saying that all anyone (people) is talking about is X. Duh.

  111. Ys Guy December 19th, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    how many times did kennedy get to face that maybin-venable-pitcher group at petco or ross-torres-pitcher last season. he succeeded against the guys who got in the box and deserves all the credit he’s gotten. but the al east is a whole different animal and i remain to be convinced he could do anything like that here. but i still like him and will continue to root for him

  112. blake December 19th, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    I don’t know much about Depaula other than he’s been trying to get a VISA forever….scouting report?

  113. GreenBeret7 December 19th, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    Then don’t respond.

  114. MTU December 19th, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    JAP-

    Me too. I’ve seen video of him and he looks awesome.

    Wasn’t there another good arm named Paniagua that we supposed to get ?

    Does that ring a bell with you ?

  115. J. Alfred Prufrock December 19th, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    Against All Odds December 19th, 2011 at 9:26 pm
    I hope LR lobbies the brass on Joba’s behalf, too.

    ————————

    I seriously think it’s out of his hands
    ////

    Odds, you think that kid’s busting his butt because he’s stoked to report for 6th-inning duty?

  116. GreenBeret7 December 19th, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    get a VISA forever….scouting report?

    MasterCard might be easier to get.

  117. MTU December 19th, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    Blake-

    Try RAB. I think they might have something on him in their archive.

    I know this. He has a big FB. And he is very Polished.

  118. J. Alfred Prufrock December 19th, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    MTU, there was a another IFA guy who was showcasing for teams during the same time frame whom we were interested in, that the guy you mean? I can’t remember the fellow’s name. Paniagua may have been his name, but it doesn’t ring a bell for me. Wasn’t it with a “C” or something? Can’t remember….

  119. yankeefeminista December 19th, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    MTU, Paniagua’s Yankee contract was void for falsifying documents. Or some such thing.

  120. ron December 19th, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    GreenBeret7 December 19th, 2011 at 9:25 pm
    Jerkface December 19th, 2011 at 9:19 pm
    All people were pissing and moaning about was not giving one of them to Minnesota for future HOFer Johan Santana and every big name pitcher on the block since then, whether those pitchers were hurting or nose-diving.

    All the people? No. Not all the people.

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

    I’m sure there’s more than me that’s tired of you and your little buddy trying to play word games with whatever somebody says.

    I’ll explain it to you. Isaid “All people were pissing and moaning about”, not all ***of *** the people.

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

    I’m sure it’s just more than me that is tired of you thinking you ar a scout,gm,player,and your opinion is somehow more important than anybody else’s.

    Get over yourself.

  121. MTU December 19th, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    JAP-

    That’s what I meant. I think that was his name. I know it started with a P.

    I was wondering what became of him ?

  122. MTU December 19th, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    Thanks YF.

    You Da’ Woman.

    Memory like a steel trap.

    :)

  123. Against All Odds December 19th, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    # J. Alfred Prufrock December 19th, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    Against All Odds December 19th, 2011 at 9:26 pm
    I hope LR lobbies the brass on Joba’s behalf, too.

    ————————

    I seriously think it’s out of his hands
    ////

    Odds, you think that kid’s busting his butt because he’s stoked to report for 6th-inning duty?

    ————————-

    Of course not I’m sure he wants a bigger role but the Yankees haven’t even considered giving him a shot. His bigger role might be the 7th/8th inning although we would all agree SORO have those spots locked down.

  124. J. Alfred Prufrock December 19th, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    MTU, yeah, I’ve no idea. Can’t remember that name. They make their names up any way, don’t they? ;). Rafael isn’t Rafael anymore, for instance…

  125. Nick in SF December 19th, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    Is this The Airing of Grievances while we wait to see what’s under the Festivus Pole tonight?

  126. yankeefeminista December 19th, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    MTU, somebody has to keep all these IFA’s straight. ;)

  127. MTU December 19th, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    JAP-

    Let’s just call him “Ray”.

    :)

  128. MTU December 19th, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    YF-

    You appear to be the perfect person to do it !

    :)

  129. J. Alfred Prufrock December 19th, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    MTU December 19th, 2011 at 9:38 pm
    JAP-

    Let’s just call him “Ray”.
    ///

    Sure! Whatever he wants. Just looking forward to the day when we can call him a Yankee!

  130. Ys Guy December 19th, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    kennedy was 9-0 in the nl west last year. think he woulda run the table vs. the al east?

  131. J. Alfred Prufrock December 19th, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    Of course not I’m sure he wants a bigger role but the Yankees haven’t even considered giving him a shot. His bigger role might be the 7th/8th inning although we would all agree SORO have those spots locked down.
    ////

    Odds, just a feeling something is covertly taking place on this front. I could be dead wrong, but just a hunch…..Joba has a s***eating grin of late ;).

  132. Against All Odds December 19th, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    He has been going very hard in the gym. He’s not slacking at all but is Joba doing workouts geared toward starting instead of relieving?

  133. GreenBeret7 December 19th, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    Even if the yanks put Chamberlain in the rotation, it won’t happen until July at the earliest.

  134. Ys Guy December 19th, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    sorry he was 10-0 in division

  135. blake December 19th, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    JSoccerMagazine JSoccer Magazine
    by DKnobler
    Hearing that #NipponHam #Fighters will announce acceptance winning bid (but not team or amount?) for #Darvish within 30 min. here in Japan

    MTU,

    thanks I’ll check it out.

  136. yclept December 19th, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    Darvish – The Fighters themselves don’t yet know the team that won the bid, so it is still speculation. But even with that said, I have a hunch the Yankees made a middle-of-the-road bid as a “just in case everyone else shies away” type of thing. I don’t believe for a second that they threw a Dice-K type of bid on the table.

    Kennedy – Hey, tip the cap – the kid had a big year. But he does now have to prove that he can sustain it.

    Joba – At this point, with their major league and minor league bullpen depth, it would make sense to at least try to see if Joba can be a starter. If Robertson/Soriano stay healthy and effective, Joba’s role in the pen would be a wasted one. But strange things do happen, especially when it comes to bullpens.

  137. jacksquat December 19th, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    I think it would take a lot longer for Joba to come back as a starter vs a reliever. I don’t know if he could do it this year.

  138. Nick in SF December 19th, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    Power outages at Candlestick likely to delay any Yu Darvish announcements. #don’taskwhy

  139. J. Alfred Prufrock December 19th, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    Against All Odds December 19th, 2011 at 9:48 pm
    He has been going very hard in the gym. He’s not slacking at all but is Joba doing workouts geared toward starting instead of relieving?
    ///

    Wouldn’t surprise me. How can Rothschild not want him to start?

    GreenBeret7 December 19th, 2011 at 9:48 pm
    Even if the yanks put Chamberlain in the rotation, it won’t happen until July at the earliest.
    ///

    If they actually do this, it will be nearly three years between starts.

  140. Jerkface December 19th, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    I think it would take a lot longer for Joba to come back as a starter vs a reliever. I don’t know if he could do it this year.

    Its just a matter of preparing to do it. CJ wilson converted in 1 offseason. Its fine, he just has to prep to start. He should be doing that anyway, makes the arm stronger.

  141. J. Alfred Prufrock December 19th, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    jacksquat December 19th, 2011 at 9:57 pm
    I think it would take a lot longer for Joba to come back as a starter vs a reliever. I don’t know if he could do it this year.
    ///

    He’d have to be sent down to build his pitching stamina & then be a late season addition. That would have to be their intention from go. They should do this. The bullpen doesn’t even need Joba.

  142. Against All Odds December 19th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock December 19th, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    Against All Odds December 19th, 2011 at 9:48 pm
    He has been going very hard in the gym. He’s not slacking at all but is Joba doing workouts geared toward starting instead of relieving?
    ///

    Wouldn’t surprise me. How can Rothschild not want him to start?

    ————–’

    He might want him to start but Cashman and Co. are probably against it.

  143. LGY December 19th, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    The Ham Fighters are doing some serious trolling right now.

  144. J. Alfred Prufrock December 19th, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    Joba – At this point, with their major league and minor league bullpen depth, it would make sense to at least try to see if Joba can be a starter. If Robertson/Soriano stay healthy and effective, Joba’s role in the pen would be a wasted one. But strange things do happen, especially when it comes to bullpens.
    ///

    yclept, agree completely. I also don’t see Rothschild as a yes man, but as a guy who could influence the organization to revise its stance on Chamberlain. His sympathy is with strikeout pitchers – that’s Chamberlain. The Yankees may find they could use a pitcher with Joba’s profile in the rotation for the stretch run. Maybe they could even use Joba himself.

  145. Nick in SF December 19th, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    If the whole announcement consists of “We accept the bid from the mystery team, thanks for coming, good day!!” I will be disappointment and may consider switching my allegiance from the Ham Fighters to the Ham.

  146. Yank 97 December 19th, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    We all know he is going to be a Bleu Jay or a Ranger… the way they are milking this, you would think this would be a Yanks-Sox battle…

  147. J. Alfred Prufrock December 19th, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Odds, if your pitching coach is Larry Rothschild, & he says look, this guy could help us a lot more in the rotation, you’re not going to tell him to know his place. The question is, how does Rothschild himself view his pupil?

  148. Giuseppe Franco December 19th, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Another example of revisionist history.

    Many of those who now want a mulligan for the Kennedy/Granderson trade were the same people who offered to drive Kennedy to the airport in a number of fantasy trades.

    If my memory serves, the vast majority of fans turned on him long before he was traded.

  149. Ys Guy December 19th, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    iak 2011 splits vs. al teams: vs. cle 0-0 4.50; vs. kc 1-0, 1.50; vs. min 1-0, 4.70; vs. oak 0-1, 11.12;

    vs. al 16 er 32.2ip, 4.50 era didn’t face any al team over .500.

    im not that impressed nor am i convinced he was any better than hugh’s 2010.

  150. DocTodd December 19th, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    Foo Fighters really dragging this out.

  151. J. Alfred Prufrock December 19th, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    If we didn’t win the bid, then turn attention to the OFers.

  152. Giuseppe Franco December 19th, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    I’d like to see Joba starting as well but the front office (and probably Girardi too) just isn’t going to give him that chance again.

  153. blake December 19th, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Y’s,

    really small sample sizes…..and those 4 teams have horrible offenses…..much worse than a lot of NL teams……statistical fluke more than anything else.

  154. Giuseppe Franco December 19th, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    Ys Guy December 19th, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    iak 2011 splits vs. al teams: vs. cle 0-0 4.50; vs. kc 1-0, 1.50; vs. min 1-0, 4.70; vs. oak 0-1, 11.12;

    vs. al 16 er 32.2ip, 4.50 era didn’t face any al team over .500.

    im not that impressed nor am i convinced he was any better than hugh’s 2010.

    ———

    He doesn’t have to contend for a Cy Young to hypothetically help this team in this division.

  155. blake December 19th, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    Cards discussing a Coco Crisp deal…..that would probably take them out of the Beltran running….he’s running out of options.

  156. blake December 19th, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    YankeeSource Yankees
    Fighters source says Jays… nothing official.. #noooooooo
    53 seconds ago

  157. blake December 19th, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    JimBowdenESPNxm JIM BOWDEN
    Congrats to Ed Wade for landing scouting job with Phillies….the team he helped build
    1 minute ago

    even when he worked for the Astros he helped build them

  158. Ys Guy December 19th, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    hey i like kennedy now i was backing up my choice that i wouldnt trade hughes for kennedy straight up. he only has to beat the team he’s facing, but he faced a whole lotta easy teams last season with some terrible lineups.

  159. blake December 19th, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    “hey i like kennedy now i was backing up my choice that i wouldnt trade hughes for kennedy straight up”

    Kennedy is better than Hughes right now and has twice as many years of control left.

  160. sammiejohnson December 19th, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    Thought the Fighters did not know ID of team? Only $ ammount?

  161. LGY December 19th, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    im not that impressed nor am i convinced he was any better than hugh’s 2010.

    ——————-

    IPK had a 2.88 ERA last year. You really think his ERA would jump about a run and a half to match Hughes in 2010 just by switching divisions?

    Hughes didn’t even face the top offense in baseball in 2010, because he pitched for them!

  162. Giuseppe Franco December 19th, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    blake December 19th, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    YankeeSource Yankees
    Fighters source says Jays… nothing official.. #noooooooo
    53 seconds ago

    ——–

    Meh, the Jays don’t scare me with or without Darvish.

    They’ve supposedly been an up and coming team for the last 5 years, yet they haven’t finished higher than 4th place.

    I don’t expect 2012 to be any different.

  163. GreenBeret7 December 19th, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    Chamberlain will start the season on the 60 day DL. After he’s close to game ready he can go on a 30 day rehab assignment, but, he isn’t going to be anywhere near ready coming out of ST.

  164. J. Alfred Prufrock December 19th, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    GF, if Rothschild were in favor of it, it could happen. He’s not some organization guy who moved up in the system, he’s a stud pitching coach they very deliberately brought in. They didn’t hire him to drink kool-aid, but to make a real impact. The question is, what’s his take on Chamberlain? The two hit it off in the offseason, and Joba has the kind of arm Rothschild likes to mentor. It may not happen, but these are the most favorable conditions for it happening.

  165. LGY December 19th, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    People always forget when talking about how tough the AL East is that Yankee pitchers don’t face the top offense in the division.

  166. Ys Guy December 19th, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    yeah, that tweet seems totally bogus. it might be the jays but i dont believe that junk

  167. LGY December 19th, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    IPK has also demonstrated he’s capable of holding up for 200 innings which is a huge plus in compared to Hughes.

  168. blake December 19th, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    “People always forget when talking about how tough the AL East is that Yankee pitchers don’t face the top offense in the division.”

    true…..it’s much tougher for Orioles pitchers.

  169. Against All Odds December 19th, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    # J. Alfred Prufrock December 19th, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Odds, if your pitching coach is Larry Rothschild, & he says look, this guy could help us a lot more in the rotation, you’re not going to tell him to know his place. The question is, how does Rothschild himself view his pupil?

    ———————————

    True it would be great to hear him say what he feels about Joba.

  170. yankeefeminista December 19th, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    # blake December 19th, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    I don’t know much about Depaula other than he’s been trying to get a VISA forever….scouting report?
    ____________________

    Arangure and others had DePaula at 91-93, topping out at 97. Also, has very projectable secondary pitches: changeup, curveball, slider. The talk was that he would move fast because he was very polished, and had smooth mechanics easily repeatable delivery… some thought he would graduate to AA by the end of his first year stateside, but hard to know how the year off will affect him. Hopefully, the visa gets done this year.

  171. blake December 19th, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    YF,

    thanks….how old is he?

  172. Ys Guy December 19th, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    btw, happy birthday ipk!

  173. Nick in SF December 19th, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    All this talk about 2007 got me curious, so I just went back and read all the comments from that year.

    It’s amazing how I was pretty much right about everything and the rest of you were so very wrong.

    :neutral:

  174. Against All Odds December 19th, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    # Giuseppe Franco December 19th, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    blake December 19th, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    YankeeSource Yankees
    Fighters source says Jays… nothing official.. #noooooooo
    53 seconds ago

    ——–

    Meh, the Jays don’t scare me with or without Darvish.

    They’ve supposedly been an up and coming team for the last 5 years, yet they haven’t finished higher than 4th place.

    I don’t expect 2012 to be any different.

    ——————–

    2012 might be more of the same but going forward this team won’t be held down forever

  175. J. Alfred Prufrock December 19th, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    Against All Odds December 19th, 2011 at 10:20 pm
    # J. Alfred Prufrock December 19th, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Odds, if your pitching coach is Larry Rothschild, & he says look, this guy could help us a lot more in the rotation, you’re not going to tell him to know his place. The question is, how does Rothschild himself view his pupil?

    ———————————

    True it would be great to hear him say what he feels about Joba.
    ////

    If this is afoot, I think no one’s going to talk about it until the facts begin to speak. Then, they’ll have to bring it into daylight. It would be telling to know Rothschild’s heart on the subject.

  176. Giuseppe Franco December 19th, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock December 19th, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    GF, if Rothschild were in favor of it, it could happen. He’s not some organization guy who moved up in the system, he’s a stud pitching coach they very deliberately brought in. They didn’t hire him to drink kool-aid, but to make a real impact. The question is, what’s his take on Chamberlain? The two hit it off in the offseason, and Joba has the kind of arm Rothschild likes to mentor. It may not happen, but these are the most favorable conditions for it happening.

    —–

    Rothschild could certainly give his two cents but it’s obviously been an organizational decision from the top on down to Girardi to keep Joba in the pen the last two seasons.

    I’m not sure one guy, pitching coach/guru or not, would have the ability to convince everyone else that they should change their minds yet again on Joba’s role.

    I’d like to see it happen, but I think the odds are about as good as Minka Kelly showing up my doorstep in her favorite nightie.

  177. yankeefeminista December 19th, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    blake, no one knows for sure. That is the problem. He was originally supposed to be 17 when we signed him, but turned out to be 19. 21?

    I recall scouts also raved about his curveball. That it had good spin for a kid his age. Everyone wanted him. Getting him was a coup IF he can ever get the darn visa.

  178. GreenBeret7 December 19th, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    If Chamberlain is pitching in minor league games in July, I’d be surprised. He had surgery in the middle of June in 2011. That’s barely one year and even with his insistence that he’s progressing and healing faster than expected, 13 months is still highly unlikely. August might be more possible.

  179. yankeefeminista December 19th, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    More on Depaula:

    http://www.baseballamerica.com.....-in-limbo/

    Pruf, the name that started with C, IFA pitcher. Not Chris Cabrera, right? You were thinking of someone else?

  180. blake December 19th, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    YF,

    lol well 21 still wouldn’t be too bad…..

  181. Giuseppe Franco December 19th, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    Against All Odds December 19th, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    2012 might be more of the same but going forward this team won’t be held down forever

    ——–

    That’s possible.

    Sooner or later, with continued smart moves, they could bust through the top 3 in the division if most everything goes right for them (and most everything goes wrong for their rivals).

    But I still see three teams that are clearly better than the Jays right now – with or without Darvish.

  182. yankeefeminista December 19th, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    Birthdates are in the article. I was a little off. Guess they are saying he is now 20.

  183. ET December 19th, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    Tampa, Baltimore, and Toronto’s pitchers are the ones who go through the gauntlet of the AL East, not the Yankees or Sox ones. They never have to face one of the elite offenses in the league.

    I feel when people evaluate Hughes, they look at the Trenton stuff, what he did in the bullpen, and the potential that still might be there rather than what he has actually done. He’s also had significant time wiped out in 3 of his 5 ML seasons.

    Kennedy is a better pitcher. 195+ innings in consecutive seasons. Great 2nd half in 2010 and was one of the best pitchers in baseball last year.

  184. yankeefeminista December 19th, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    blake, no, especially considering how advanced he supposedly is. Maybe his CB is like Viz’s. :) He also has good life on his FB. He lost some velo around the time he was auditioning, but I recall he was consistently hitting mid 90′s a one point.

  185. Nick in SF December 19th, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    Here’s the Fuji Television livecam. You can pretty much figure out what’s going on:

    http://www.fnn-news.com/camera/camera1.html

  186. blake December 19th, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    give the man a visa already!

  187. Ghostwriter December 19th, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    Any word yet on Darvish?

  188. Nick in SF December 19th, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    Shinjuku live view offers few Yu clues:

    http://www.shinjuku-ohdoori.jp/livecamera.html

  189. Against All Odds December 19th, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    # Giuseppe Franco December 19th, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock December 19th, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    GF, if Rothschild were in favor of it, it could happen. He’s not some organization guy who moved up in the system, he’s a stud pitching coach they very deliberately brought in. They didn’t hire him to drink kool-aid, but to make a real impact. The question is, what’s his take on Chamberlain? The two hit it off in the offseason, and Joba has the kind of arm Rothschild likes to mentor. It may not happen, but these are the most favorable conditions for it happening.

    —–

    Rothschild could certainly give his two cents but it’s obviously been an organizational decision from the top on down to Girardi to keep Joba in the pen the last two seasons.

    I’m not sure one guy, pitching coach/guru or not, would have the ability to convince everyone else that they should change their minds yet again on Joba’s role.

    I’d like to see it happen, but I think the odds are about as good as Minka Kelly showing up my doorstep in her favorite nightie.

    —————————

    The only person that would be able to convince them that Joba should be given a chance to start is Dave Duncan.

  190. Tank December 19th, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    It’s 10:35 and this football game hasn’t even gone to halftime? WTF

    And people say baseball games end too late…. I know there was a delay but still…

  191. Ghostwriter December 19th, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    I hate diagonal crosswalks.

  192. J. Alfred Prufrock December 19th, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    I’d like to see it happen, but I think the odds are about as good as Minka Kelly showing up my doorstep in her favorite nightie.
    ///

    LOL, I’d say Joba has a better shot at starting again in pinstripes ;).

    I think a professional pitching guru like LR could indeed change the course on a guy this talented, but I also think that Joba’s revived velocity we’ve seen now for almost two years, plus much better fb movement last season and slider depth refute Cashman’s reasoning for the demotion in the first place, & that was “we may never see that pitcher again.” Joba’s best 2 weapons were almost fully restored last season, which would provide Rothschild with a strong case for an organizational change of heart, if he’s thinking along these lines.

  193. Yank 97 December 19th, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    TrippingOlney
    BEN ROETHLISBERGER IS IN A MASSIVE STADIUM WITH NO LIGHTS. WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG

  194. yankeefeminista December 19th, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    blake, DePaula video from two years ago when he was supposedly 18. Kid’s a beast:

    http://vimeo.com/5265661

  195. Against All Odds December 19th, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    Tank December 19th, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    It’s 10:35 and this football game hasn’t even gone to halftime? WTF

    ———————

    They had a power outage so the game was to be delayed.

  196. Nick in SF December 19th, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    Sushi cam:

    http://www.eva.hi-ho.ne.jp/su-ta-/indexe.html

    New Yankee dynasty in raw fish form?

  197. grouchonyy December 19th, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    The Japanese are certainly burying the story stateside. You’d think that they would want prime time coverage.

  198. Ghostwriter December 19th, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    I think that the ship has sailed on Joba starting with the Yanks, absent a major reversal of fortune, like a number of major injuries. There are too many guys in the organization that would look foolish if Joba suddenly flourished as a starter.

  199. blake December 19th, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    YF,

    easy cheese….smooth motion.

  200. J. Alfred Prufrock December 19th, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    yankeefeminista December 19th, 2011 at 10:29 pm
    More on Depaula:

    http://www.baseballamerica.com…..-in-limbo/

    Pruf, the name that started with C, IFA pitcher. Not Chris Cabrera, right? You were thinking of someone else?
    ////

    No, we didn’t sign the kid. Cabrera I’m well acquainted with. This is some guy that they said we liked “better” than DePaula, who threw 100 mph, or some such buzz, but then later, they said we DIDN’T really like him better, blah, blah, conflicting stuff….can’t remember the guy’s name. Another Dominican that was working out for teams at the same time.

  201. J. Alfred Prufrock December 19th, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    Ghostwriter December 19th, 2011 at 10:43 pm
    I think that the ship has sailed on Joba starting with the Yanks, absent a major reversal of fortune, like a number of major injuries. There are too many guys in the organization that would look foolish if Joba suddenly flourished as a starter.
    ///

    Wouldn’t it look worse if he flourished for someone else, though?

  202. Against All Odds December 19th, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    # J. Alfred Prufrock December 19th, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    Ghostwriter December 19th, 2011 at 10:43 pm
    I think that the ship has sailed on Joba starting with the Yanks, absent a major reversal of fortune, like a number of major injuries. There are too many guys in the organization that would look foolish if Joba suddenly flourished as a starter.
    ///

    Wouldn’t it look worse if he flourished for someone else, though?

    ——————-

    He might have to do that in order to reach the potential many believe he still has. Randy Johnson was given up on by the Expos so it does happen.

  203. Giuseppe Franco December 19th, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock December 19th, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    Wouldn’t it look worse if he flourished for someone else, though?

    ——–

    I do think Joba will make another start someday. I just don’t think it will ever be for the Yanks.

  204. Ghostwriter December 19th, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Yes, it would look worse, but that would be beyond the FO’s control. Besed, it can always be spun as Joba wasn’t cut out to pitch in NY, etc., etc.

  205. Ghostwriter December 19th, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    BTw, I’m more optimistic about Joba as a starter over the long haul than I am about Hughes.

  206. Ghostwriter December 19th, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    BudSeIig Allan Huber Selig
    Its Official, the Toronto Blue Jays have won the bidding for SP Yu Darvish at $52 000 000 (US)

  207. J. Alfred Prufrock December 19th, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    Odds, I just can’t see a guy as smart as Rothschild sleeping on this, not with Joba back to throwing 97. That’s all I have to go on: that Rothschild is just too with it to miss it. Could be wrong and there might be some other factors. But honestly, can’t see what they might be. We all saw 2008, and we all saw that arm strength finally come back. He’s only 26, too.

  208. Ghostwriter December 19th, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    The Jays got it, with an enormous bid. I wish them well.

  209. Bret The Hitman December 19th, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    YES!!!

    WHY BLUE JAYS SO DUMB?

  210. Ys Guy December 19th, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    rip jon bon jovi

  211. blake December 19th, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    52 million bucks……wow

  212. Ghostwriter December 19th, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    Ys Guy December 19th, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    rip jon bon jovi
    ——

    What???

  213. Against All Odds December 19th, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    He is only 26 but the moment they put him in the pen in 2010 they shut the door on him starting for this team. For whatever reason they won’t even give him a chance to start.

  214. Ghostwriter December 19th, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    MNaybe the Jays thought that they were bidding in yen ;)

  215. Against All Odds December 19th, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    # Ghostwriter December 19th, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    Ys Guy December 19th, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    rip jon bon jovi
    ——

    What???

    ————-

    He’s not dead

  216. Ys Guy December 19th, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    …or not…
    http://www.nj.com/entertainmen.....as_tw.html

  217. LGY December 19th, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    You guys can’t seriously think that Bud Selig twitter is a real account, right?

  218. blake December 19th, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    bon jovi isn’t dead….false report.

  219. Triple Short of a Cycle December 19th, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    where are you seeing the blue jays won the bid?

  220. J. Alfred Prufrock December 19th, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    Odds, we’ll see who’s right ;).

  221. blake December 19th, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    true….bud probably doesn’t even know what twitter is aside from that think the LoMo gets in trouble on.

  222. Ys Guy December 19th, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    i got it from 3 people then checked it out and nj.com says its a viral rumor

  223. Ghostwriter December 19th, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    Here’s the link: https://twitter.com/BudSeIig

  224. blake December 19th, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.co.....story.html

    not bad….but has some hideous veneers

  225. blake December 19th, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    not dead i mean

  226. sammiejohnson December 19th, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    No one else is reporting Jays at $52M.

  227. yankeefeminista December 19th, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    blake December 19th, 2011 at 10:43 pm
    YF,

    easy cheese….smooth motion.
    ____
    Yup, don’t you love it. Fast mover. Can’t wait to see him live.

  228. Against All Odds December 19th, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    Is that really Bud’s page?

  229. J. Alfred Prufrock December 19th, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    Yankfem, DePaula can really deal. I was watching a workout video couple weeks ago during a chat about him. Just give the kid his papers, INS!!!

  230. blake December 19th, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    that account looks fake

  231. yankeefeminista December 19th, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    Joba will start elsewhere if not with us. Bank on it.

  232. Against All Odds December 19th, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    Yep we’ll see my friend :)

  233. LGY December 19th, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    Bud friggin Selig does not have a twitter account.

    Come on now.

  234. Kelvin December 19th, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    It’s a fake account. If it was selig it would be verified account.

  235. grouchonyy December 19th, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    There is no official announcement yet anywhere but that tweet

  236. yankeefeminista December 19th, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock December 19th, 2011 at 11:00 pm
    Yankfem, DePaula can really deal. I was watching a workout video couple weeks ago during a chat about him. Just give the kid his papers, INS!!!
    ____
    Top ten already. Trenton in a year and a half.

  237. Ghostwriter December 19th, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    I guess it must be fake…

  238. Jerkface December 19th, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    BudSeIig Allan Huber Selig
    Rays turn a 5-4-3 triple play? dirrrrrtty

  239. blake December 19th, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    “It’s a fake account. If it was selig it would be verified account.”

    and also I doubt bud would say F$^& you as a tweet

  240. Nick in SF December 19th, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    Incarcerated Bud?

  241. DONNYBROOK December 19th, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    Stop biting on bogus stuff. You just got picked off Meat.

  242. GreenBeret7 December 19th, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    Only Bon Jovi’s career is on it’s death bed

  243. Nick in SF December 19th, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    Now we know Yu haters are waiting in the wings to spread more hatred. :cry:

  244. J. Alfred Prufrock December 19th, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    ____
    Top ten already. Trenton in a year and a half.
    ///
    Now, you’re talkin’. :D

  245. Ghostwriter December 19th, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    Now they’re saying that an announcement is coming in 10 minutes.

  246. Kelvin December 19th, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    Lol Blake I didnt read much on the page but you have a point.

  247. Yank 97 December 19th, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    Why would Selig announce this on his twitter anyway? lol

  248. yankeefeminista December 19th, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWt6XxP2biE

  249. J. Alfred Prufrock December 19th, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    Sign the Cuban twins and Kuroda and go to war.

    I hope I wake up and read that’s what we’re doing.

    Night, folks.

  250. yankeefeminista December 19th, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    Ghost, who is saying it?

  251. sammiejohnson December 19th, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    Nick in SF December 19th, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    Now we know Yu haters are waiting in the wings to spread more hatred.

    ____________________________________

    Yes. It is terrible that a few bad apples have to spoil everything ….

  252. yankeefeminista December 19th, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock December 19th, 2011 at 11:03 pm
    ____
    Top ten already. Trenton in a year and a half.
    ///
    Now, you’re talkin’.
    ______
    Um, yeah. We need a bona fide Killer B replacement. Only DePaula will do.

  253. Benny Blanco December 19th, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    if the yankees win they will say he will be a bust….

    if the jays win, the will say they will win the east.

  254. blake December 19th, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    @ShiDavidi Shi Davidi
    Apparently a Darvish announcement is coming in about 10 minutes.
    7 minutes ago via web

  255. Kelvin December 19th, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    I Really don’t see the blue jays winning the bid. Don’t know why yet we’ll see.

  256. blake December 19th, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    ShiDavidi Shi Davidi
    good source RT @JeffPassan: Texas Rangers have won the posting auction of Yu Darvish with a record $51.7M bid, sources tell Yahoo! Sports.
    25 seconds ag

  257. Jerkface December 19th, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    Rangers won according to Yahoo, 51.2 mil posting fee so like 90k more than Daisuke. Sad that the Yankees let this opportunity pass them by. They shouldnt have lost to that kind of bid. Gonna suck when they have to face Darvish.

  258. RadioKev December 19th, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    Ouch for CJ Wilson

  259. yankeefeminista December 19th, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    Boo hiss! Figured it would be Texas. Yu is dead to me. :(

  260. Against All Odds December 19th, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    So it was the Rangers

  261. Ys Guy December 19th, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    out of the division at least. glad yankees arent putting up that much cash

  262. ZMAN December 19th, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    Yanks are going to regret this. All it cost was $$ and not against their luxury tax for a potential top of the rotation guy

    They better pray Hamels reaches FA next year….

  263. Against All Odds December 19th, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    # Jerkface December 19th, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    Rangers won according to Yahoo, 51.2 mil posting fee so like 90k more than Daisuke. Sad that the Yankees let this opportunity pass them by. They shouldnt have lost to that kind of bid. Gonna suck when they have to face Darvish.

    ———————–

    It will be interesting to see what the Yankees bid.

  264. LGY December 19th, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    AA strikes again!

  265. blake December 19th, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    Rangers count the Angels. Assuming Darvish is good that rotation isn’t so bad……Feliz is still the wild card.

  266. DONNYBROOK December 19th, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    Some of you are losing some serious credibility.

  267. Against All Odds December 19th, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    # ZMAN December 19th, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    Yanks are going to regret this. All it cost was $$ and not against their luxury tax for a potential top of the rotation guy

    They better pray Hamels reaches FA next year….

    ———————————-

    It wouldn’t surprise me if Hamels resigned with the Phils.

  268. LGY December 19th, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    The Rangers are the Yankees biggest competition in the American League

  269. GreenBeret7 December 19th, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    Jesus…can’t stand listening or watching Rosenthal reporting on anything. Between over emphasising (almost yelling out certain words and looking like he’s chewing on the back end of a dead skunk (and enjoying it), he’s difficult to stomach.

  270. Benny Blanco December 19th, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    The rangers are always going for it… I’m not shocked at all.

  271. Phranchise December 19th, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    wow rangers back on their slippery slope of overspending. they will be giving out large contracts again soon enough. the issue here is darvish might be as good as cj was for them during the regular season. so the end of the day they could be the same, but lots of money and downside risk there

  272. Jerkface December 19th, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    Atleast the Yankees didnt bungle this offseason by signing CJ Wilson, the guy that Texas spit on to get Darvish.

  273. yankeefeminista December 19th, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    We were never going to go that high. Let’s go get those OF’s.

  274. blake December 19th, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    “The Rangers are the Yankees biggest competition in the American League”

    yup

  275. Jerkface December 19th, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    We were never going to go that high. Let’s go get those OF’s.

    Yay time to spend 50 mil on A-ballers!

  276. Giuseppe Franco December 19th, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    I wouldn’t spend $100M+ on an unknown.

    That ballpark won’t be very forgiving on pitches up in the zone but he’ll also be playing a lot of games against teams that can’t score runs.

  277. DONNYBROOK December 19th, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    - BLAKE-
    Guess the Rangers had plenty of $$$ after paying the ex owner????

  278. Triple Short of a Cycle December 19th, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    t will be fun seeing the Rangers make it to the World Series for the third straight year. Great job Yanks. Hey glad we won the bidding on a back up infielder though. Its the little things

  279. Jerkface December 19th, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    That ballpark won’t be very forgiving on pitches up in the zone

    If he wanted to, he could simply pitch like Alexi Ogando but with better stuff and more pitches. And last I checked Texas was plenty forgiving to that guy.

  280. Phranchise December 19th, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    The Angels right now are better than the Rangers and that Rangers team is filled with injury prone players. Napoli had a career year for them. Not sure that repeats itself either. They are no sure thing at all.

  281. DONNYBROOK December 19th, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    What kind of weather\temp differential is there between Arlington and wherever Darvish was playing his home games in Japan?

  282. GreenBeret7 December 19th, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    Let the snot slinging begin because the Yankees showed enough restraint to pass on Darvish and some people didn’t get their wish.

  283. Duh Innings December 20th, 2011 at 1:54 am

    HOORAY! to the Yanks not blowing $51.2M just for the rights to talk to a guy who will be one of the following (from best to worst):

    Hideo Nomo
    Hiroki Kuroda
    Daisuke Matsuzaka
    Hideki Irabu
    Kei Igawa

    LOL @ each of the last four busts having at least one “k” in his name.

    Yu Darvish will be a #3 starter at best and if he’s a #3, he would still not worth the amount over what Matsuzaka fleeced from the Red Sox.

    Now to Jeter – THAT HEAD!!! BEANHEAD LOL!

    I am PRAYING for the day Jeter comes into spring training with a full head of hair especially like Johnny Damon’s haha. I bet that’d be the biggest Yankees offseason story outside of signings and trades barring some scandal or higher power forbid tragedy.

    I could just see the headline for the back of the NY Post or Daily News the day after Yankees 2013 spring training begins

    “Derek JeHAIR”

    LOL

  284. Duh Innings December 20th, 2011 at 1:56 am

    Kuroda is a bust because he’s no better than a #3 in the NL which means he’s no better than a #4 in the AL.

    He wants to stay in the NL cuz he’s afraid to face AL offenses and the DH.

  285. Jonathan Kuffa August 22nd, 2014 at 11:42 pm

    Voice of America (blog)

  286. Marchelle Grotts September 1st, 2014 at 9:17 am

    Indians and Chinese and other significantly Easterners ought to not be included within the 99.6. Only the Christians ( and put up Christians = socialists, communists, far right, Lutherians etc… and Muslims)

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