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Outfielders take their turn again

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Mar 05, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Be sure to check out Mark Feinsand’s story about the Yankees taking turns giving pregame speeches this spring. “Words from your teammates can be really powerful,” Joe Girardi said.

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115 Responses to “Outfielders take their turn again”

  1. Yankee Trader March 5th, 2012 at 8:57 am

    Thanks for including the article Chad. Help me out here. A-Rod talked about SCORE!

    S-Sacrifice
    C-Conditioning
    O-
    R-Readiness
    E-

  2. MTU March 5th, 2012 at 8:57 am

    May as well beat the Phillies a 3rd time.

    :)

  3. Shame Spencer March 5th, 2012 at 8:59 am

    I expect those watching live to give me a full Pineda report :D

  4. Tackelberry March 5th, 2012 at 9:01 am

    All the Montero lovers will be lurking

  5. Yankee Trader March 5th, 2012 at 9:02 am

    The radar gun readings were broadcast at Tampa, but not in Clearwater, where the Yankees play today.

    Wonder if Jerkface is going again today?

  6. MTU March 5th, 2012 at 9:03 am

    Hike day today.

    Can’t watch Michael live.

    Have to catch him on the Archive.

    I think most people are gonna like what they see.

    ;)

  7. blake March 5th, 2012 at 9:05 am

    S- spreadsheets
    C- cash flow
    O- over budget
    R- revenue streams
    E- expense reports

  8. Erin March 5th, 2012 at 9:07 am

    Great article. Very nice idea by Girardi. Seems to be going over well too.

  9. Ys Guy March 5th, 2012 at 9:07 am

    strange how others are covering these ‘all in’ speaches by teammates, while on this blog we only get links to the guys who are actually covering and reporting about them…

  10. Erin March 5th, 2012 at 9:11 am

    BryanHoch When you’re the greatest closer of all time, the manager drives you to batting practice. http://twitter.com/BryanHoch/s.....72/photo/1

  11. Chip March 5th, 2012 at 9:11 am

    S-Sacrifice
    C-Conditioning
    O-One Goal
    R-Readiness
    E-Enthusiasm

  12. Yankee Trader March 5th, 2012 at 9:13 am

    S- spreadsheets
    C- cash flow
    O- over budget
    R- revenue streams
    E- expense reports
    ================
    Blake-

    Good one. If that’s what A-Rod talked about, I bet management can’t be all too happy.

  13. Chip March 5th, 2012 at 9:14 am

    A couple of thoughts:

    1. Zoilo Almonte is my new “guy to keep an eye on”
    2. Sounds like George King and Randy have been chatting lately – King today in the Post questioned Pineda’s makeup, maturity and referred to him as “10 pounds heavy, one pitch light”
    3. There is absolutely nothing more boring than watching Freddy Garcia pitch a spring training game.
    4. Love that Dickerson is going up against Rivera prepared to lose lumber

  14. Chip March 5th, 2012 at 9:15 am

    Trader –

    If it was A-Rod talking about SCORE more likely it was about picking up women.

  15. Shame Spencer March 5th, 2012 at 9:16 am

    That article about Girardi making the guys share quotes/thoughts in the morning was amazing!!

  16. Erin March 5th, 2012 at 9:17 am

    S-Scooter
    C-Cookie Monster
    O-Oscar
    R- Rowlf
    E-Ernie

    :P

  17. Ys Guy March 5th, 2012 at 9:19 am

    this blog has become as generic as NYS. all the news you could get anywhere else, without any insight, opinion, exclusives or humor. just the who did what when and quotes you get everywhere else from when the pack is allowed to hold microphones in front of the players getting dressed. it has all the flavor of ‘american’ cheese…

  18. MTU March 5th, 2012 at 9:20 am

    Erin-

    your gift is on it’s way.

    Should be there soon.

    Keep an eye out.

    ;)

  19. Shame Spencer March 5th, 2012 at 9:20 am

    Uncle Joe gets a lot of flack on here… gotta give the guy a lot of credit, after his first season here, he really came around and made some important changes to change the culture of the club house and his relationship with the players. Not a lot of guys are that adaptable. Same goes for Alex as another guy that doesn’t get enough credit for taking positive steps in the right direction.

  20. Erin March 5th, 2012 at 9:21 am

    LoHudYankees Entire Yankees beat crew watching Rivera throw batting practice. “Is this the biggest story of the day?” Girardi asked.

  21. Irreverent Discourse March 5th, 2012 at 9:21 am

    Ys Guy – I have to agree with you, I usually defend Chad but… his ST coverage is pure crap.

  22. CompassRosy March 5th, 2012 at 9:21 am

    :::: as far as the training and conditioning thing with the yankees, i of course think they could do more. ::::

    I was wondering how common it is for players to seek out their own conditioning/strength/nutrition guidance after reading that this off season, Michael Saunders sought out his own “hitting coach”…

    http://tinyurl.com/7553h7m

  23. Yankee Trader March 5th, 2012 at 9:22 am

    Erin-

    Liked yours the best! Wonder what questions were asked of A-Rod after his talk?

    Mr Rodriguez-What line do you use to pick up chicks?

    Hope I’m not being offensive here!

  24. Erin March 5th, 2012 at 9:23 am

    MTU- I will be eagerly awaiting it. Thanks again. :)

  25. Nick in SF March 5th, 2012 at 9:23 am

    “Fair enough.”

    Hey….that’s my line

    It was an homage.

  26. MTU March 5th, 2012 at 9:24 am

    Erin-

    My pleasure.

    As I said before, you deserve it.

    :)

  27. Yankee Trader March 5th, 2012 at 9:25 am

    Erin-

    Might want to have a trained dog “sniffer” check out the package before opening it. After seeing the baby picture of MTU posted by GB on the previous thread this morning, I’d be a little leery! :)

  28. Erin March 5th, 2012 at 9:26 am

    Yankee Trader March 5th, 2012 at 9:22 am
    Erin-

    Liked yours the best!

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

    thank you sir. :)

  29. MTU March 5th, 2012 at 9:27 am

    YT-

    Unlike you Erin trusts me.

    By the way, you asked what “line” A-Rod uses ?

    That’s elementary my dear Watson, his “line of credit”.

    ;)

  30. Erin March 5th, 2012 at 9:28 am

    Yankee Trader March 5th, 2012 at 9:25 am
    Erin-

    Might want to have a trained dog ?sniffer? check out the package before opening it. After seeing the baby picture of MTU posted by GB on the previous thread this morning, I?d be a little leery!

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

    Hmmmm…looks like I missed a lot this morning. I may have to go back and check out the baby picture. lol

  31. Shame Spencer March 5th, 2012 at 9:28 am

    “Hey baby, wanna ride my centaur?”

  32. Yankee Trader March 5th, 2012 at 9:29 am

    Shame on you, Shame.

  33. Chip March 5th, 2012 at 9:31 am

    Shame Spencer March 5th, 2012 at 9:28 am

    “Hey baby, wanna ride my centaur?”
    —————–

    So that’s what you dream about?

  34. Shame Spencer March 5th, 2012 at 9:32 am

    Couldn’t help myself.

    Besides.. I’m pretty convinced Arod actually has a herd of Harry Potter-esque centaurs running around on his property.

  35. Shame Spencer March 5th, 2012 at 9:33 am

    What do you guys think Arod’s centaur name is? I’m going with Blaise.

  36. blake March 5th, 2012 at 9:34 am

    I like Girardi’s unity building stuff……Njce job.

    You guys complaining about Chad’s coverage…..what exactly else do you want?

  37. Shame Spencer March 5th, 2012 at 9:35 am

    Chip March 5th, 2012 at 9:31 am

    Shame Spencer March 5th, 2012 at 9:28 am

    “Hey baby, wanna ride my centaur?”
    —————–

    So that’s what you dream about?

    ———————————

    Never much fancied Arod, but my dream of Arod/centaurs includes him playing some interesting games of polo. That’s why he has the herd. Recreational.

  38. Shame Spencer March 5th, 2012 at 9:36 am

    blake March 5th, 2012 at 9:34 am

    I like Girardi’s unity building stuff……Njce job.

    ————————-

    Sort of leaps and bounds from reports in 2008 when he apparently just locked himself in his office without speaking to any of the players fairly regularly.

  39. Erin March 5th, 2012 at 9:38 am

    I think Shame needs to write a short story about Alex’s herd of centaurs.

  40. Yankee Trader March 5th, 2012 at 9:38 am

    S-Sacrifice
    C-Conditioning
    O-Opportunity
    R-Readiness
    E-Excellence

    My final word!

  41. upstate kate March 5th, 2012 at 9:39 am

    Have to give credit to Girardi and Cashman for changing the clubhouse culture for the better. Cashman has made a point of obtaining good character guys. Girardi is supportive of all his players (sometimes to a fault). You never see him throw anyone under the bus.

  42. Chip March 5th, 2012 at 9:39 am

    blake March 5th, 2012 at 9:34 am

    I like Girardi’s unity building stuff……Njce job.

    You guys complaining about Chad’s coverage…..what exactly else do you want?
    ————————-

    I think he’s finally starting to feel like it is his team, not Torre’s.

    they want Chad to manufacture something interesting happening in spring training Blake – come on….

  43. blake March 5th, 2012 at 9:40 am

    Folks have to remember that Girardi is just now getting some experience as a manager……

  44. Chip March 5th, 2012 at 9:40 am

    upstate kate March 5th, 2012 at 9:39 am

    Have to give credit to Girardi and Cashman for changing the clubhouse culture for the better. Cashman has made a point of obtaining good character guys. Girardi is supportive of all his players (sometimes to a fault). You never see him throw anyone under the bus.
    ————–

    You could argue that batting Posada 9th before a nationally televised game was a touch of throwing him under the bus – but it was also deserved.

  45. Ys Guy March 5th, 2012 at 9:41 am

    id i was an avid reader of chad’s blog in scranton and when Pabe announced he was leaving i may well have been the first to say that chad should get the job. i have to say though that the blog has become a snooze fest since then. sam borden at least threw in an opinion here and there, but with him gone, it’s really boring.

  46. Chip March 5th, 2012 at 9:41 am

    blake March 5th, 2012 at 9:40 am

    Folks have to remember that Girardi is just now getting some experience as a manager……
    —————

    Also, and this might be reading too much into it, he can look at the style of Tom Coughlin and know that you can do team building stuff, still be a tough guy and win all at the same time.

  47. Erin March 5th, 2012 at 9:42 am

    eboland11 Rivera said he’ll pitch first game “maybe this weekend.” Said with a smile “I’ll be ready. I was born ready.”

  48. blake March 5th, 2012 at 9:42 am

    “I think he’s finally starting to feel like it is his team, not Torre’s.”

    I agree…..also the number of guys he actually played with is down to two now. Early on im sure it was uncomfortable for him……..

  49. Yankee Trader March 5th, 2012 at 9:43 am

    ??

    Japanese word for SCORE. I hope the interpreter got the correct meaning across for score, scoring, I scored[last night]!!

  50. Ys Guy March 5th, 2012 at 9:43 am

    chip, anything that isn’t posted first somewhere else would be good, and anything that isn’t doled out to the entire pack of reporters covering the team would also be good. maybe a joke or an opinion once in a while… maybe an exclusive interview?

  51. Shame Spencer March 5th, 2012 at 9:44 am

    Erin – You know that’s not a bad idea.. I could probably use SCORE to start off with. I think those are the names of his centaurs:

    S – Sarpedon
    C – Cycnus
    O – Orion
    R – Rhexenor
    E – El Derek

  52. Chip March 5th, 2012 at 9:44 am

    not baseball at all – but a fun story: http://prohockeytalk.nbcsports.....d-in-goal/

    And you thought it was rough when position players had to pitch.

  53. Yankee Trader March 5th, 2012 at 9:45 am

    Let’s try this site for the Japanese word for SCORE.

    http://www.japanese-symbols.or.....-for-score

  54. Erin March 5th, 2012 at 9:45 am

    Chip March 5th, 2012 at 9:41 am

    Also, and this might be reading too much into it, he can look at the style of Tom Coughlin and know that you can do team building stuff, still be a tough guy and win all at the same time.

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

    When Girardi started the team building stuff in ’09, I believe it was reported that it was Coughlin who gave him the idea.

  55. blake March 5th, 2012 at 9:45 am

    “i have to say though that the blog has become a snooze fest since then. sam borden at least threw in an opinion here and there, but with him gone, it’s really boring.”

    I would like to see Chad offer more opinion as well…..but his style seems to be more straight professional reporting and there’s nothing wrong with that. There are plenty of opinions in the comments section without Chad mixing it up with posters if he chooses not to.

  56. Chip March 5th, 2012 at 9:45 am

    blake March 5th, 2012 at 9:42 am

    “I think he’s finally starting to feel like it is his team, not Torre’s.”

    I agree…..also the number of guys he actually played with is down to two now. Early on im sure it was uncomfortable for him……..
    ——————-

    I agree. And especially when one of the guys who was left was a team leader who didn’t particularly get along with Girardi as a player.

  57. Erin March 5th, 2012 at 9:46 am

    Shame- I like it. You’re off to a good start. :)

  58. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 5th, 2012 at 9:46 am

    I get that my wants are simple. I’m happy enough to know that the guys are giving speeches. I really don’t need to know what they are saying. But that goes with my personality anyway. I’m happy to be on a need-to-know basis. I’ve never been one who has to have every gossipy detail. In fact most of the time, I don’t want all the details. My life is busy/full enough without cluttering it with more stuff. I’m THRILLED to know that Girardi continues to do things that are helping the guys to bond. I don’t feel incomplete that I haven’t been given chapter and verse.

    I’m also content with whatever Pineda does out there during his first outing. With due respect to all the lohud pundits who tell us what SHOULD happen on the mound, as long as Rothschild and Pineda have a plan, then anything I hear here contrary to what happens becomes total white noise.

    Truth be told, I’m almost afraid to see Pineda today because his stuff is SO good that I think he is just going to blow us away. I’d rather he start off slowly and do his woodshedding than strong and put undue stress on his arm. He was necessarily overused last season, much in the way that Ogundo was overused. We all know the end result of overuse.

    I’m on the MTU guarantee bandwagon. Pineda is going to be the bomb. I feel it in my gut – which is really a product of my experiences and my amazing perspicacity. Isn’t that what that guy said gut feelings are?

    :D

  59. Against All Odds March 5th, 2012 at 9:46 am

    blake March 5th, 2012 at 9:34 am

    I like Girardi’s unity building stuff……Njce job.

    You guys complaining about Chad’s coverage…..what exactly else do you want?

    —————————-

    Backstage access :)

  60. DONNYBROOK March 5th, 2012 at 9:51 am

    Pineda blows hitters away this PM, and all the weight\changeup chatter vanishes immediately. As is always the case, “the proof is in the pudding”, (non-fat of course). A guy that admits to being 10lbs overweight, is usually actually 20lbs overweight. We will see shortly if the extra lbs have taken any Hair off that fastball of Pineda.
    TEX needs to just concentrate on consistently hitting the ball hard. Forget the shift, don’t talk\think about bunting, and Focus on “squaring it up” as the hitters like to say. Everything else will take care of itself.
    Pinella never did anything for me over at Fox, and I expect likewise with YES.
    A big part of this ST is the search for another effective LH outta The Pen. Girardi’s already gotta Conga Line going in that vein.

  61. Ys Guy March 5th, 2012 at 9:53 am

    Backstage access …

    the guy has all this access, travels with the team every day. yet there is never anything that isn’t the same as everybody else’s pack coverage. it seems like he has not developed any kind of personal relationship with any players or coaches or anyone in the front office, never speaks to anyone on a one-on-one basis, never has anything to say that hasnt been said elsewhere first. when i want to know if something’s going on with the yankees, i go elsewhere. i have to wonder if 5 guys on the team could even come up with chad’s name or where he works if asked… he’s the internet version of sweeney murti.

    To be honest, i don’t even read half of chad’s posts because they never have anything new in them.

  62. Tackelberry March 5th, 2012 at 9:54 am

    Interesting tweet

    @YankeeSource:

    “The last time I spoke with DR scouts, they said that DePaula may indeed get his visa at some point this year. Still not concrete”

  63. Yankee Trader March 5th, 2012 at 9:54 am

    Chad does his job well. He provides the basis for discussion.

  64. upstate kate March 5th, 2012 at 9:54 am

    Chip
    I was clearing out my DVR and finally watched the last post game. Girardi was asked about Posada and was almost in tears talking about him, how proud he was of Posada for the season he had, despite all the adversity. They may not be BFFs, but I think the animosity reported between them is way over blown.

  65. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 5th, 2012 at 9:55 am

    “You guys complaining about Chad’s coverage…..what exactly else do you want?”

    I’m always wondering the same thing.

    FMP (from my perspective) Chad’s coverage and modus operandi is ideal. He holds frequent chat sessions for those who want to interact with him, he always answers emails in a timely fashion, and he is responsive to fixing issues and making the forum a better place. He speaks softly but carries the big stick when he needs to. He does not interfere in forum discussion and never tries to impose his view/office upon us. What could be better than that? And come on, he updates us regularly.

    A forum is really a place for people to be interactive. He gives us the important and/or necessary information as an added layer, and he also gives us the frivilous/light when it happens.

    He has to be doing something right because there is no question that the forum is a kinder, more civil place since his arrival.

    Carry on Chad!

  66. Erin March 5th, 2012 at 9:55 am

    MarcCarig Girardi says Pineda has dropped some weight in camp. Not at playing weight yet but Girardi says he’s confident Pineda will get there.

  67. blake March 5th, 2012 at 9:57 am

    I would say Girardi and Posada had about as good of a relationship as possible given their circumstances ……I mean Posada took his job as a player and then Girardi had to try and manage the guy as he was aging…..not easy. Im sure Joe had tons of respect for Jorge……

  68. blake March 5th, 2012 at 9:59 am

    “To be honest, i don’t even read half of chad’s posts because they never have anything new in them.”

    They actually do….especially post game stuff.

  69. Erin March 5th, 2012 at 9:59 am

    Trisha- totally agree @ 9:55

  70. Tom in N.J. March 5th, 2012 at 10:00 am

    “To be honest, i don’t even read half of chad’s posts because they never have anything new in them.”

    How would you know that unless you read them?

  71. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 5th, 2012 at 10:01 am

    “How would you know that unless you read them?”

    Of course I wondered the same thing.

  72. Count of Montefusco March 5th, 2012 at 10:02 am

    I have to agree that the coverage here is just kind of…milquetoast. Chad seems like a nice guy but so little of his coverage demonstrates any special insight or unique perspective. MOst of his posts read like filler that anybody with limited access and basic familiarity could provide.

    I know Pete Abraham gets knocked around a lot here, but at least he provided a peek behind the curtain.

  73. DONNYBROOK March 5th, 2012 at 10:02 am

    Regarding Chad, if it aint in him, it aint in him. You guys want a reincarnation of Howard Cosell around here, and that goes more to personality than anything else. Bottom line, it’s not in his makeup.

  74. pat March 5th, 2012 at 10:02 am

    Girardi seems a big believer in people who are relaxed and comfortable can just let their ability come through. He could teach inclusivity seminars.

  75. CountryClub March 5th, 2012 at 10:02 am

    I love how the media is harping on this Pineda weight thing. If he didnt tell them he was 10 pounds heavier than he likes to be, they wouldnt have a clue. But he was honest and now that’s all some of those guys talk about. But then they get on jeter for being boring and not giving them anything. Well, he (and players like him) dont give them anything because the media is relentless with stuff like this.

    Pineda coming into camp 10 pounds heavy is a non story. That weight is gone in 3 weeks. If Gardner came to camp 10 pounds heavy, that would be a story; not Pineda.

  76. Yankee Trader March 5th, 2012 at 10:03 am

    Tom-

    That’s just PERFECT.- LMAO

  77. Ys Guy March 5th, 2012 at 10:03 am

    tom i’ve been here for like 5 years, i’ve read chad’s posts for a few seasons here as well as a couple of seasons in scranton, it’s not like i don’t know what he’s posting. can you show me where there is some insight opinion or humor, or anything exlusive that i’m missing?

  78. blake March 5th, 2012 at 10:04 am

    “I know Pete Abraham gets knocked around a lot here, but at least he provided a peek behind the curtain.,

    Yea tons of unique Bruce Springsteen and Arod perspectives

  79. mick March 5th, 2012 at 10:04 am

    springsteen is overrated.

  80. Shame Spencer March 5th, 2012 at 10:05 am

    I just feel like it isn’t that easy to adjust, especially under the NY media scrutiny, and Girardi doesn’t get enough credit for what he’s built as far as player camaraderie. I know a lot of people will point to the Posada debacle of last year, but I don’t think those are decisions Uncle Joe makes all that lightly and unfortunately he’s only middle management and has a lot to balance.

    Well done, Uncle Joe.

  81. blake March 5th, 2012 at 10:05 am

    “Pineda coming into camp 10 pounds heavy is a non story. ”

    Its a complete non story…..its just part of this “welcome to NY we are tough media” nonsense that I wish fans would revolt against….

  82. Tom in N.J. March 5th, 2012 at 10:07 am

    “springsteen is overrated.”

    IDK, this is really good:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....re=related

  83. Shame Spencer March 5th, 2012 at 10:07 am

    “He holds frequent chat sessions for those who want to interact with him, he always answers emails in a timely fashion, and he is responsive to fixing issues and making the forum a better place.”

    Spot on.

    I’d like to hear more of Chad’s opinions too but I can’t hold it against him for not wanting to share.. especially with this pack of wolves ;)

  84. blake March 5th, 2012 at 10:07 am

    When you write a negative story about a kid before he even throws a pitch then you’re trying to create news and draw attention to yourself.

  85. mick March 5th, 2012 at 10:08 am

    nyc is soap opera city, pineda better get used to it…if he doesn’t have thick skin then look out for AJ part II.

  86. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 5th, 2012 at 10:08 am

    Count – Chad is a reporter. His job is to report. He reports! I think he’s doing what he’s paid to do, and doing it well. Pete gave us peeks behind and did them from a biased perspective. He criticized Girardi, called him a liar, was all over Arod like a cheap suit. If I want a biased perspective, all I have to do is read Lupica. I’d rather have objective reporting any day.

    And he was a died-in-the-wool wolf-in-sheeps-clothing Sux fan extraordinaire. That caused me to doubt just about every word out of his mouth.

    JMO

  87. mick March 5th, 2012 at 10:09 am

    springsteen works hard but lacks the insight of a Dylan.

  88. Erin March 5th, 2012 at 10:09 am

    Tom in N.J. March 5th, 2012 at 10:00 am
    ?To be honest, i don’t even read half of chad’s posts because they never have anything new in them.?

    How would you know that unless you read them?

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

    Nice.

  89. J. Alfred Prufrock March 5th, 2012 at 10:09 am

    Tackelberry March 5th, 2012 at 9:54 am
    Interesting tweet

    @YankeeSource:

    “The last time I spoke with DR scouts, they said that DePaula may indeed get his visa at some point this year. Still not concrete”
    ///

    According to Patrick Teale (Scout.com), this isn’t a visa issue, but an MLB investigation issue.
    ///

    George King isn’t getting his fat jokes from Lohud? Plenty to choose from, when it has come to Chamberlain and Hughes :D.

  90. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 5th, 2012 at 10:09 am

    “When you write a negative story about a kid before he even throws a pitch then you’re trying to create news and draw attention to yourself.”

    Bingo. And we know how reporters love to create any controversy they can regarding the Yankees. The Yankees sell. Slow news day? Look for “creative” reporting!

  91. Ys Guy March 5th, 2012 at 10:09 am

    on the plus side, since i don’t come here for chad’s reporting it means i must like chatting with all you crazies. while i disagree with alot of what’s put here and i’m sometimes frustrated with the negativity that sometimes pervades the blog, i do like to read what alot of you guys say.

    the comments section always has tons of opinion, different perspective and humor and that keeps me coming back…

    … or is it just a bad habit that’s hard to break? :)

  92. mick March 5th, 2012 at 10:10 am

    imagine trish covering the red sox…that was pete and the yankees, at least he was honest about it but talk about conflicted.

  93. J. Alfred Prufrock March 5th, 2012 at 10:11 am

    blake March 5th, 2012 at 10:05 am
    “Pineda coming into camp 10 pounds heavy is a non story. ”

    Its a complete non story…..its just part of this “welcome to NY we are tough media” nonsense that I wish fans would revolt against….
    ////

    the writers are like a pack of wolves when it comes to the athletes they cover.

    Some Seattle guy did a column on Pineda, knocking his condiitoning in general. These guys give eaachother info, especially when players switch teams they’re covering. I’m sure that’s where King got his pearls of wisdom.

  94. MTU March 5th, 2012 at 10:12 am

    Bob Dylan is in a class by himself.

    Poet laureate of Folk Rock.

    :)

  95. Chip March 5th, 2012 at 10:12 am

    I prefer the style of reporting where you get the facts, not opinions.

    For example, I don’t have to worry when reading something from Chad what his angle is. On the other hand, given what he wrote this morning about Pineda I don’t know that I’ll be able to read a George King account of a Pineda start without thinking that maybe he’s being overly critical because he views him as an immature guy.

  96. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 5th, 2012 at 10:12 am

    Pete was NEVER honest about it! He swore he had no team allegiance.

  97. Cashmoney March 5th, 2012 at 10:12 am

    especially with this pack of wolves
    ——–
    I mostly identify myself as an Unicentaur… mythical and virile … but i digress.

    morning all.

  98. Ys Guy March 5th, 2012 at 10:12 am

    “springsteen works hard but lacks the insight of a Dylan.”
    ========================

    …and alot of the alcohol….

  99. Tom in N.J. March 5th, 2012 at 10:12 am

    Comparing anybody to Bob Dylan is like comparing a baseball player to Babe Ruth. They’re ain’t any like him.

  100. blake March 5th, 2012 at 10:12 am

    I like Axisa and read him often for opinion….but he’s not a beat writer and he actually gets information from Chad as far as reporting……its just a different style. Perhaps Chad has higher aspirations and wants to be labeled as a journalist ……not a blogger.?

  101. J. Alfred Prufrock March 5th, 2012 at 10:13 am

    mick March 5th, 2012 at 10:09 am
    springsteen works hard but lacks the insight of a Dylan.
    ////
    nice songwriter, but no comparison, I agree. Dylan has little company.

  102. Erin March 5th, 2012 at 10:13 am

    New Post w/pregame notes

    :arrow:

  103. Shame Spencer March 5th, 2012 at 10:14 am

    Oh boy, I almost forgot how much Girardi got on Joe’s case about not being forthcoming with the media…

    In fairness to Pete, Uncle Joe needed to adapt – but in fairness to Uncle Joe he’s not obligated to share every little detail with the media, something Pete seemed to always have a problem with. I’d hate to see the guy cover the Devils when the most they’ll tell you (even if a guy tears his ACL) is that a guy has a ‘lower body issue.’

  104. Cashmoney March 5th, 2012 at 10:14 am

    Peter had prolly swore his allegiance to burger king of America sometimes ago.

  105. Tom in N.J. March 5th, 2012 at 10:14 am

    What’s funny is that one week ago George king wrote this article:

    Yankees’ Pineda tries to get grip on off-speed pitch

    http://www.nypost.com/p/sports.....z1oFuf8UYP

    Now, a week later, he writes an article calling Pineda fat…

  106. J. Alfred Prufrock March 5th, 2012 at 10:15 am

    Dylan is like a literary giant with a harmonica.

  107. hardwired7 March 5th, 2012 at 10:15 am

    I’d love to see George King walk up to Pineda and tell him, “Hey, I think you’re fat and your changeup stinks.”

    Put it on PPV, I’d buy.

  108. mick March 5th, 2012 at 10:16 am

    springsteen is this generation’s dylan, at least they think he is….looks like style vs substance to me.

  109. mick March 5th, 2012 at 10:17 am

    what’s today’s story….Pineda was wild?!?, walked 2 batters….That’s a story, let’s run with it.

  110. Irreverent Discourse March 5th, 2012 at 10:17 am

    Chip – I would like to find something reported by the Yankee beat writer, something inside the clubhouse that most people do not have access to… not something I can watch on ESPN later.

    Chad does “report” things, but when has he reported something interesting, and outside the stuff you will find on every other website?

  111. Yankee Trader March 5th, 2012 at 10:19 am

    I don’t know what all the fuss is about Pineda acquiring a changeup. Harold Reynolds presented a short video of his CU’s thrown to various hitters last year, including Chipper Jones batting lefty who flailed at one. He has a changeup-just needs to throw it more often in the right situations and gain more confidence. With the size of those hands, I wouldn’t be surprised if he starts to hone a splitter also this spring. he’s got two of the best as teammates.

  112. mick March 5th, 2012 at 10:19 am

    everybody complains about “sensationalistic” journalism, yes it sells.
    people hate boring.
    but love to watch a train wreck.

  113. Ys Guy March 5th, 2012 at 10:20 am

    i love dylan’s lyrics and many of his albums, but i’ve seen him twice and both times he was so drunk he barely stayed upright. sprinsteen blows him away in live performance, but can’t hold a candle to his lyrics.

  114. Yankee Trader March 5th, 2012 at 10:20 am

    New Post—->

  115. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 5th, 2012 at 10:22 am

    mick – give me boring anytime. I can cull what I need to. I tend to mistrust sensationalism

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