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Individual game tickets on sale late next week

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Mar 15, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Tickets for individual Yankees games at Yankee Stadium will first be made available to the public through a MasterCard pre-on-sale online at yankees.com and yankeesbeisbol.com, and via Ticketmaster phone from March 22 at 10:00 a.m. until March 25 at 10:00 p.m. During the MasterCard pre-on-sale, fans can purchase tickets using their MasterCard card. For more information, please visit www.yankees.com/priceless.

For those using other accepted methods of payment, the general public on-sale will begin on Tuesday, March 27 at 10:00 a.m. at yankees.com and yankeesbeisbol.com, and via Ticketmaster phone only at (877) 469-9849 and Ticketmaster TTY at (800) 943-4327.

Beginning Monday, April 2, tickets may be purchased at the Yankee Stadium Ticket Office, all area Ticketmaster outlets and all Yankees Clubhouse Shops.

As in past years, the Yankees will make available individual-game ticket value programs, including the Half-Price Game Ticket Special, which allows fans to purchase tickets for select games during the 2012 season in select areas of the Terrace Level, Grandstand Level or Bleachers for 50 percent off the advance ticket price. Tickets for Half-Price Games may be purchased in advance or on the day of the game.

For a complete list of ticket specials, including game dates, seating locations, and terms and conditions, fans should visit www.yankees.com/ticketspecials. Fans with questions may call 212-YANKEES (212-926-5337) or e-mail tickets@yankees.com. Please note that all ticket specials are subject to availability. All individual-game ticket value programs exclude all Premium Games*.

E-Saver Games – Fans can register at www.yankees.com/esaver to receive e-mail ticket offers for E-Saver Games available only to Yankees e-mail subscribers.

$5 Games – For select home games during the 2012 season, fans can purchase tickets in select areas of the Terrace Level, Grandstand Level or Bleachers for $5. Tickets for $5 Games may be purchased in advance or on the day of the game.

Tuesday Night Games Ticket Special – For each Tuesday night home game at Yankee Stadium, fans can take advantage of specially discounted tickets in select areas of the Grandstand Level. Tickets for Tuesday Night Games may be purchased in advance or on the day of the game.

Family Games – For designated Monday through Thursday games, families can receive 25 percent off the advance ticket price in select areas of the Grandstand Level. Tickets may be purchased in advance or on the day of the game.

Senior Citizen Games – Senior Citizens (60 and older) can purchase $5 tickets in designated seating locations for select Monday through Thursday home games. Tickets may be purchased ONLY on the day of the game, beginning two hours before the scheduled start time of the game, at Yankee Stadium Ticket Windows, adjacent to Gate 4, and are subject to availability. All tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. A valid proof of age must be presented at the time of purchase.

Student Games – For select home games during the 2012 season, students who present their valid high school or college ID cards when purchasing tickets can receive one half-price ticket in designated seating locations. Tickets may be purchased ONLY on the day of the game at Yankee Stadium Ticket Windows, adjacent to Gate 4.

Youth Games – All fans 14 and younger, when accompanied by an adult (18 and older), are eligible for half-price tickets in designated seating locations for Saturday home games. Tickets may be purchased ONLY on the day of the game at Yankee Stadium Ticket Windows, adjacent to Gate 4.

Military Personnel Ticket Special – Active military members can present their military identification card at designated Yankee Stadium Ticket Windows before select Monday through Thursday home games and receive one complimentary ticket in select areas of the Grandstand Level or Bleachers, or purchase one half-price ticket in other available non-premium seat locations at Yankee Stadium. Tickets may be purchased ONLY on the day of the game, beginning two hours before the scheduled start time of the game at Yankee Stadium Ticket Windows, adjacent to Gate 4.

*The term “Premium Games” is defined for the 2012 season as the Opening Day game, the Old-Timers’ Day game and all home games played against the Boston Red Sox and New York Mets.

SEASON TICKETS:

Yankees season ticket plans are now available on both a full-season and partial-season basis. For complete season-ticket information, please visit yankees.com or yankeesbeisbol.com, contact the Season Ticket Sales and Service Department via e-mail at seasontickets@yankees.com , or call 212-YANKEES (212-926-5337). Plans start at $90.

INDIVIDUAL GAME SUITES:

Yankee Stadium Individual Game Suites offer the ideal venue to host your next corporate or social group outing. Available on a per-game basis or in 10-game or three-game “Pick-It” plans, they provide all the benefits and comforts of the Suite experience. Suite capacities range from 12 to 74 guests, and can be expanded to accommodate groups of up to 382 people. For more information, please contact Yankees Premium by phone at (718) 508-3955 or via e-mail at premium@yankees.com.

GROUP TICKETS:

Groups of 20 or more are eligible to take advantage of a variety of group ticket discounts. For complete group ticket information, please visit yankees.com or yankeesbeisbol.com, contact the Group Sales Department via e-mail at groups@yankees.com, or call 212-YANKEES (212-926-5337).

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152 Responses to “Individual game tickets on sale late next week”

  1. RadioKev March 15th, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    Pineda did throw 32 IP more in 2011 than he did the previous year. I think that actually is Verducci effect range..

  2. blake March 15th, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    MICHAEL PINEDA MICHAEL PINEDA ? @MichaelPineda35
    Follow

    my next start i guarantee you my fb will be there!

  3. MTU March 15th, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    Blake-

    Who is our starter tomorrow ?

  4. blake March 15th, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    CC I believe

  5. MTU March 15th, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    Blake-

    Thanks.

  6. RadioKev March 15th, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    Ha, I really like Pineda’s personality. Seems like he has the right attitude for NY.

  7. ron March 15th, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    I’m telling you,pineda is going to have a good changeup,sooner than most think.

    I read reports that late last season,pineda’s changeup was getting better.
    Now rmart,girardi,etc,are saying it has looked good,pineda saing,it was great.

    I think pineda being determined,and fearless will be the difference,unlike when hughes said he lost confidence in his curve,and changeup,then stopped throwing them.causing them to regress further,or at the very least,freeze their development.

    I think the great pitchers blow through the barriers in front of them.

    Pineda is telling us that he will have a better changeup,he said,next start his fb will be there.

    I like what i hear,and you just can’t see inside of players minds.

    He can be so determined,it’s scary,but you can’t see it.

  8. blake March 15th, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    The one he threw to Harper was nasty…..he has seemed to embrace the challenge of improving it

  9. Jerkface March 15th, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    Certain pitchers have effective breaking balls that counteract opposite facing hitters. Think of CC’s slider that breaks down and in to right-handed hitters. That is an uncomfortable pitch for right-handed hitters.

    Being able to back foot righties is part of why CC is such a good pitcher. Pineda’s slider can do the same thing, and lefties already have trouble with it.

  10. Jerkface March 15th, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Having difficulty believing that Pineda’s twitter is real, but if so then the fastball will be there next start, his words :twisted:

  11. Jerzz March 15th, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Ugh, I hate televised games where CC starts – we all know he is awesome, we don’t need to see him. Let’s see Pineda, Kuroda, Hughes, Nova, Banuelos, Phelps, Warren, Betances, etc.

  12. m March 15th, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    JF,

    I had my doubts about its authenticity, too!

  13. Bronx Jeers March 15th, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    Yanks are not selling tix as well as they have in the recent past. I wouldn’t say they’re hurtin but business ain’t booming.

  14. Tar March 15th, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    “Yanks are not selling tix as well as they have in the recent past. I wouldn’t say they’re hurtin but business ain’t booming.”

    The Montero effect rears it’s ugly head.

    :wink:

  15. BD (Boston Dave) March 15th, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    How many innings has Pineda thrown in games this spring? 10??

    10 innings and people are sincerely worried about fastball velocity. He admittedly didn’t come into camp in peak shape either (overweight.)

    ~10 innings.

    And then there’s Roy Halladay. Guy is obviously toast since he only threw 89.

  16. J. Alfred Prufrock March 15th, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    ;) :twisted:

  17. Bronx Jeers March 15th, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    Seeing the tweet in question, it seems real.

    Couple of things…
    Last season at this time he was probably trying to win a job or at least prove he belonged.

    The fastball hasn’t been his focus thus far.

  18. Tar March 15th, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    Maybe he’s thrown to many change-ups (because he didn’t want to go to AAA) that it has effected his FB. :mad:

  19. Jerkface March 15th, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    Maybe he’s thrown to many change-ups (because he didn’t want to go to AAA) that it has effected his FB

    Well a good change up is thrown with the same arm speed, its the grip that reduces the speed :twisted:

  20. Yogi Mantle March 15th, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    Hee… my wife really loves, even after all these years… I just got my tickets to go the 100th B’Day of Fenway on April 20th. The Yankees and Red Sox will both supposedly be playing in throw back uniforms. I’ll be in Field Box 1. I am really looking forward to this game/ weekend. Should be a ton of fun… hope the Yankees also win the game, as icing on the cake.

  21. grouchonyy March 15th, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    Perhaps arm speed is lower because of work on change up. He can control change up with 92 mph arm speed but is as yet uncomfortable with it at higher arm speed.The deliveries must be alike for all pitches.

  22. grouchonyy March 15th, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    Jerkface:
    We wrote basically the same thing at the same time. I doubt, however, that AAA entered his mind.

  23. Jerkface March 15th, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    10 innings and people are sincerely worried about fastball velocity. He admittedly didn’t come into camp in peak shape either (overweight.)

    ~10 innings.

    And then there’s Roy Halladay. Guy is obviously toast since he only threw 89.

    he has also been in camp doing other things presumably getting ready, numerous bullpens and long tosses. How many pitchers right now don’t have atleast average velocity (not talking hitting 97 and 99 but getting up to his average atleast) right now that aren’t big stories? A 35 year old pitcher throwing 89 is probably a bit concerning. AJ Burnett lost 2 mph over 2 years and he isnt even 35.

  24. Bret The Hitman March 15th, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    Pineda is gonna be ace.

  25. Bret The Hitman March 15th, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    Thank God we got him for Montero.

  26. BD (Boston Dave) March 15th, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    “How many pitchers right now don’t have atleast average velocity (not talking hitting 97 and 99 but getting up to his average atleast) right now that aren’t big stories?”
    ——

    We’d never know because the NY media only covers the Yanks. Only in NY (or for an elite pitcher elsewhere) does something like FB velocity over the first 10 innings in ST make headline news.

  27. Bret The Hitman March 15th, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    Really a great trade for the Yanks. Montero doesn’t have a position over there in Seattle.

  28. BD (Boston Dave) March 15th, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    JF,

    Beckett had a terrible ST last season and diminished velocity.

    I’m pretty sure he did alright last season.

    But nobody outside of diehard Sox fans even noticed this bc nobody outside of NY cares about early spring stats.

    http://sonsofsamhorn.net/topic.....ad-spring/

  29. Against All Odds March 15th, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    Bret The Hitman March 15th, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    Really a great trade for the Yanks. Montero doesn’t have a position over there in Seattle.

    ——————–

    But he’s going to mash

  30. Bret The Hitman March 15th, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    Not worried. If we were to trade any of our young pitching, I would want a position player with a big bat instead of Montero. Montero as a DH had no place here and we got a young ace for him. Pineda is the goods.

  31. Jerkface March 15th, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    Beckett had a terrible ST last season and diminished velocity.

    I’m pretty sure he did alright last season.

    Yea and his velocity declined for the 3rd straight year. :p

  32. Against All Odds March 15th, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    If Pineda is a young ace he should perform like one this yr right.

  33. stuckey March 15th, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    What exactly is it you’re trying to settle this afternoon and evening Jerkface?

    His velocity is down. It may or may not be indicative of short or long term shift, temporary or permanent shift.

    What’s the dispute about?

  34. Jerkface March 15th, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    It may or may not be indicative of short or long term shift, temporary or permanent shift.

    I agree.

  35. stuckey March 15th, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    So what is it you’re tying to convince people of?

    I’m genuinely asking…

  36. Jerkface March 15th, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    Exactly what you posted.

  37. Tar March 16th, 2012 at 12:02 am

    “If Pineda is a young ace he should perform like one this yr right.”

    I think we should all temper our expectations at least a little bit.

    I would say if he pitches to anything less than a CY Young it will be a huge disappointment. Really for what he cost, MVP is not too much to ask, is it?

    Good night Yankee fans

  38. Tar March 16th, 2012 at 12:03 am

    oh yeah :wink:

  39. stuckey March 16th, 2012 at 12:03 am

    Have a had time believing anyone is disputing that.

    From what I can gather by skimming is that as usual, some members of this forum aren’t going to concern themselves over something that 1.) May NOT be permanent or indicative of a trend); 2.) Has no pragmatic ramifications for another several weeks; 3.) they can’t control either way.

    You may intend to only highlight all possibilities, but in the realm of communication, perception is reality, and you seem to me to be arguing that the issue more likely than not IS an unwelcome trend, and not just a possible one.

  40. Rich in NJ March 16th, 2012 at 12:10 am

    “Ugh, I hate televised games where CC starts – we all know he is awesome, we don’t need to see him.”

    I get that, but it is amazing to see how much weight he lost. ;)

  41. Duh Innings March 16th, 2012 at 12:16 am

    ‘Ridiculous that single game tickets will be onsale so late in March, especially when single game tickets for most Yankee away games have been on sale for WEEKS.

    I guess the Yankees think most people can plan their April and May that late.

    Again, time for a Lohud messageboard because you people don’t even comment on the actual blog entry, just yammer endlessly about Pineda vs. Montero, Betances, Banuelos, etc. ad nauseum.

    SHUT UP ALREADY!!!

  42. Jerkface March 16th, 2012 at 12:17 am

    Stuckey,

    The conversation just spiraled out of control. I started off just correcting some facts about Pineda by Big Al, but really it was just arguing with Trisha’s black and white view on the matter.

  43. m March 16th, 2012 at 12:39 am

    A question for the Knicks fans still up. Do you think that Phil Jackson would come out of retirement to teach an entire roster the triangle offense?

  44. UnKnown March 16th, 2012 at 12:43 am

    It seems like Pineda is not falling off the mound as much this spring as he was last year. Maybe he just isn’t trying to overthrow his fastball and rather working on a smoother delivery.

    At any rate, he has looked really good to me all spring long. Other areas on this club concern me a lot more then how Pineda is going to do.

  45. Rich in NJ March 16th, 2012 at 12:49 am

    I’m concerned about all young pitchers given their increased susceptibility to injury, but ST doesn’t mean that much to me. We’ll know more by like June.

    I think the point made above about the arm speed he needs to command his changeup affecting his FB velo may be something to watch, but it could be transitory.

    Anyway, I think the pitching will be fine, as it was last season. I see the primary potential vulnerability being offense v. RHP.

  46. Triple Short of a Cycle March 16th, 2012 at 12:49 am

    Again, time for a Lohud messageboard because you people don’t even comment on the actual blog entry, just yammer endlessly about Pineda vs. Montero, Betances, Banuelos, etc. ad nauseum.

    SHUT UP ALREADY!!!

    —————————————————-

    Feel free to find another blog

  47. lounge lizard March 16th, 2012 at 2:26 am

    • The entire Yankees rotation is supposed to get an extra day of rest next time through.
    (from previous blog post, thank you)

    Looking ahead, this probably means Pineda will once again miss the YES radar gun in his next start and pitch at the Rays who do not show radar mph on their broadcasts. That game will also be on ESPN; maybe they’ll bring their own.

    Nova, by the way, touched 96 mph on the YES gun on Tuesday night (last pitch of second inning).

  48. Nilsson March 16th, 2012 at 6:17 am

    m March 16th, 2012 at 12:39 am

    A question for the Knicks fans still up. Do you think that Phil Jackson would come out of retirement to teach an entire roster the triangle offense?

    —————————————————————————-

    That is the burning question, m. Everything is murky right now and it seems Isiah Thomas still hovers/haunts the franchise. The current GM, the interim head coach, and the new assistant coach they just hired (Darrell Walker) are all Thomas guys. So Dolan is still listening to him. SMH.

  49. randy l. March 16th, 2012 at 7:28 am

    so people are worried about pineda’s fastball?

    they should be focusing on the change ups.

    it appears he’s increasing the number of them, so that’s a step in the right direction.

    montero is rolling out his normal .900+ ops in seattle

    pineada 3.24 era

    so both players are getting good results so far.

    no major injuries so far so all’s well. pretty routine really.

  50. blake March 16th, 2012 at 7:33 am

    Bard gave up 7 ERs and 4 walks in 2.2 innings last night.

  51. Bronx Jeers March 16th, 2012 at 7:33 am

    I’m digging his confidence so far. Still early but I’d say his “intangibles” get a big thumbs up.

  52. blake March 16th, 2012 at 7:34 am

    Randy the voice of reason…..his CU has looked pretty good to me…..something to build on for sure.

  53. blake March 16th, 2012 at 7:38 am

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com

    Matt Cain’s agent Rick Landrum tells John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle that “we’ll never give up hope” that Cain and the Giants can work out a contract extension before Opening Day. There hasn’t been much progress in recent negotiations but the two sides “remain open for business,” as Shea writes. In addition to Cain, there have been no new developments over the last week in Cole Hamels’ extension talks with the Phillies, tweets ESPN’s Buster Olney. Also from Olney (via Twitter), he hears from evaluators that there isn’t much trade talk overall around the majors. Olney predicts things will probably pick up in 10 days or so, once teams start to sort out their needs for their Opening Day rosters.

  54. Crawdaddy March 16th, 2012 at 7:42 am

    I think both, CC and Hughes pitching today with each going 4 innings.

  55. Villa Nova-Ya March 16th, 2012 at 7:46 am

    Bronx Jeers -

    I agree with you. Sounds like the kid has some moxie and a real cool demeanor and the self-confidence (without being “roosterish”) that should help him with the media, which is likely to be the most difficult adjustment he’ll have to make in NY.

    ****
    I wonder if anyone will be calling the NY Yankees for pitching help in the next 2 weeks?

  56. blake March 16th, 2012 at 7:49 am

    “I wonder if anyone will be calling the NY Yankees for pitching help in the next 2 weeks?”

    I would guess so…..Phelps for Middlebrooks! :)

  57. randy l. March 16th, 2012 at 7:50 am

    “Randy the voice of reason…”

    blake-

    i can’t tell you how boring that post was for me.

    i”ll have to make another batch of coffee to see if i get more inspired.

    the yankees by the way should be having antioxidants rich freshly ground french pressed coffee instead of “dead” coffee like dunkin donuts coffee or some other commercial brand.

    THAT’S IT !!!!!!!!!

    pineda hasn’t been having the high octane seattle coffee. they do coffee right out there.
    that’s why his fastball is off :)

  58. Bronx Jeers March 16th, 2012 at 7:54 am

    I bought a Gaggia burr grinder on the advice of Neil Allen.

  59. blake March 16th, 2012 at 7:57 am

    Randy,

    Yea its not like you to pass up an opportunity to stir up trouble ;) what do you think of the CU progress so far with Pineda? He still leaves it up some and still catches a lot of the plate with it some but the actual pitch looks very workable to me…..and he’s pretty fearless throwing it so far…….the change is a pitch you really have to believe in to throw it well…..because subconsciously its counter intuitive to throw slower. Im just learning about the kid but so far I like his competitiveness and moxie on the mound.

  60. randy l. March 16th, 2012 at 8:05 am

    bronx jeers-

    hopefully you’re a dunkin donuts customer.

    that will make one less doofus in the gene pool .

  61. MTU March 16th, 2012 at 8:06 am

    I used to have an expresso machine but it broke.

    :(

  62. blake March 16th, 2012 at 8:08 am

    Saw Harper yesterday for the first time really against a big league pitcher…..that kid has some insane bat speed…..but its kinda long and I think big league breaking stuff will chew him up for awhile if they bring him up now…..

  63. MTU March 16th, 2012 at 8:10 am

    Are the Cubs gonna get Soler ?

  64. MTU March 16th, 2012 at 8:11 am

    Anybody elase impressed with Marshall ?

    I’d never seen him before.

  65. MTU March 16th, 2012 at 8:11 am

    sp: else. sorry.

  66. MTU March 16th, 2012 at 8:15 am

    What does a guy like Warren bring ya’ back in trade ?

  67. randy l. March 16th, 2012 at 8:17 am

    “Yea its not like you to pass up an opportunity to stir up trouble”

    blake-

    the blog was kind of bland last night without me on there to liven things up.

    so i didn’t have much to work with.

    i’ll try to do better tomorrow.

    as far as pineda’s change up progress he’s finally starting to throw more of them which i like.

    i’m a believer when you want to make a significant change ( no pun intended) that total immersion is the quickest way to learn,so i don’t like how few change ups pineda has thrown as a total this spring.

    i don’t know how many he’s throwing on the side though , so maybe he’s making more progress than is seen.

    you play golf and know that a major new swing thought may work great on the range, but taking it to the course is often difficult. so until pineda gets into the real season , it’s going to be hard to tell how far he’s come.

    because of not needing five pitchers the first few times through the order, i would have started him at triple a to continue working on the change there. the yankees for some reason want pineda to to learn at the mlb level .

    i wouldn’t do it that way. pineda’ success is all about tipping points. if he gets on a roll, he will own new york. if he struggles at first, he’s going to have pressure like he’s never had before which is why i would have eased him into new york.

    i will say that the yankee approach right now makes for good potential crash and burn drama.
    my way would have been quite boring and slow. people would have been chomping at the bit to see him when he came up at the end of april or early may.

    cashman has placed a very big bet on this kid.

  68. Yankee Trader March 16th, 2012 at 8:17 am

    Good Morning-

    MTU-Hope you are back to your “normal ” self! :)

    Our bench so far:
    Ibanez-2 for 24[1-17 vs righties], no walks, 4 out of 5 strikeouts vs righties.

    Chavez 3-18, leads Yankees with strikeouts-6K

    Jones 2-17 no XBH’s

    Obviously none of them will be cut this weekend. Which pitchers will be cut by the Yankees this weekend beside Mike O’Conner?

  69. GreenBeret7 March 16th, 2012 at 8:19 am

    David O’Brien ? @ajcbraves
    Braves prospect Vizcaino and words you don’t want in same sentence: elbow, Dr. Andrews http://bit.ly/ys6Ku8

  70. GreenBeret7 March 16th, 2012 at 8:20 am

    MTU March 16th, 2012 at 8:15 am
    What does a guy like Warren bring ya’ back in trade ?

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

    Beatty and Spahn.

  71. Yankee Trader March 16th, 2012 at 8:20 am

    Oh and Adam Miller.

  72. The Genius Maker March 16th, 2012 at 8:21 am

    Jerkface
    The difference is that a change up moves in a way that specifically counters batters of the opposing handedness, while Curves are generally more effective against batters of the same handedness, due to the break. Same with sliders. And that the change up is thrown with the same arm action as the fastball, making it more deceptive, where a curve ball needs more movement or else its just a really bad slow pitch.
    ***********
    This is more conventional wisdom, but I don’t believe in this as much as others. A good changeup does have a screwball type of movement and in general movement away from people is good on the outside of the plate. However, I think pitchers shelve their changeup far too often against the same side (lefty against a lefty or righty against a righty) because the change is about keeping the batter off balance and making the batter not be able to sit on one pitch.

    That being said, the Rivera cutter is a perfect example of how effective a pitch inside boring in on a batter can be. Rivera is one of a kind, but the premise still remains and I am a believer that guys who have good changeups should throw them against any batter and throwing them inside to the same handed batter gets you a lot of pulled balls foul. This last comment is one that I don’t think is used enough. A pitcher can get a lot of easy strikes on changeups inside where the batter rips it foul. Swisher is a great example of a guy who changeups inside work great to get him behind in the count (and he is not a same handed swinger and it is still effective to come inside on him).

    This is when pitching is really pitching. Halladay is great at it.

  73. MTU March 16th, 2012 at 8:22 am

    GB-

    I’ll take Spahn if I can have his buddy Sain included.

    ;)

  74. MTU March 16th, 2012 at 8:24 am

    YT-

    Thanks for the well wishes.

    Cedeno. Whitley. Kontos.

  75. The Genius Maker March 16th, 2012 at 8:25 am

    As for the sliders, you corrected yourself later talking about how effective a slider can be thrown at the batters back foot. Curves due need to have bite because good hitters may be out in front, but if they keep their hands back they can still crush a curve because it is identified as a slow pitch early on. This was Hughes’ issue IMO. The change comes out of the same arm speed as a fastball and comes out of the hand similarly as a fastball (trajectory wise) so it is harder to pick-up as fast as a curve. A good slider is harder to pickup as well, especially because it is thrown harder than a curve and a change.

  76. pat March 16th, 2012 at 8:26 am

    AndrewMarchand
    Pineda just told me that is not his Twitter account.

  77. Yankee Trader March 16th, 2012 at 8:27 am

    GB-
    I saw that about Vizcaino. Braves have a lot of concerns about not only their pitching but the left side of their infield. Hudson not ready yet after lumbar surgery. Jurrjens has chronic Right knee problems. Hanson has a small labral tear that is requiring a change in his delivery. Teheran has not performed well this spring, to live up to the 2nd best rookie pitching prospect behinf Matt Moore.

    Pastornicky, the rookie SS, is not hitting and Chipper is on his last legs, but will stick it out to collect his 14M.

  78. MTU March 16th, 2012 at 8:28 am

    YT-

    Wow. That’s a laundry list.

  79. GreenBeret7 March 16th, 2012 at 8:31 am

    Trader, other than one game this spring, heyward is starting to look like he did last year, and supposedly, he’s healthy. Hard to imagine trying to build an offense around Dan Uggla.

  80. Yankee Trader March 16th, 2012 at 8:32 am

    Genius-
    Thanks for your input, which has made me that much “smarter” about the curve, changeup and slider. :)

  81. Villa Nova-Ya March 16th, 2012 at 8:34 am

    Randy -

    Even if Pineda was sent to AAA to open the season, it would only push back the date with media destiny. There is no easing into NY. Especially for a kid that was traded for someone the media wanted or expected to see here, whose headlines were already written, and HR calls already invented for.

  82. MaineYankee March 16th, 2012 at 8:34 am

    MTU

    To answer your question from last night.

    Yes, I fell on the ice and cracked some ribs.

    Slowly getting better.

    Thanks for asking.

  83. Yankee Trader March 16th, 2012 at 8:35 am

    I’ve got to go soon and will check back later, but have any of the positional players[recent acquisitions] trying to get a second chance, made any impression?

    Doug Bernier?
    Cole Garner?

  84. MaineYankee March 16th, 2012 at 8:36 am

    GB7

    I’ll have you know we have moved on to blaze orange.

  85. MTU March 16th, 2012 at 8:37 am

    Maine-

    I’m glad to hear it.

    Thanks for letting me know.

    Got your show on tonight.

    I’ll see if I can catch some of it.

    I sometimes watch the one based in Alaska.

  86. Yankee Trader March 16th, 2012 at 8:38 am

    Maine-

    Ouch! Best wishes for speedy recovery!

  87. mick March 16th, 2012 at 8:41 am

    i wouldn’t do it that way. pineda’ success is all about tipping points. if he gets on a roll, he will own new york. if he struggles at first, he’s going to have pressure like he’s never had before which is why i would have eased him into new york.
    ================================
    that’s one man’s opinion, kind of black and white, even boring.
    if pineda has the head of Nova, he will look at the hoopla as a challenge and work on the things that need work.

  88. MaineYankee March 16th, 2012 at 8:41 am

    Yankee Trader March 16th, 2012 at 8:38 am
    Maine-

    Ouch! Best wishes for speedy recovery!

    —————————————

    Thanks.

    Nothing speedy about cracked ribs. :D:

  89. GreenBeret7 March 16th, 2012 at 8:42 am

    Trader, a little more info on Vizcaino’s injury. It’s looking really ugly for him.

    “Braves right-hander Arodys Vizcaino will visit with Dr. James Andrews on Monday, reports MLB.com’s Mark Bowman. Vizcaino has been suffering from ulnar neuritis in his right elbow and could potentially face Tommy John surgery if Andrews feels the ailment is serious enough. Vizcaino is one of Atlanta’s several top-tier pitching prospects and was recently ranked as the 40th-best prospect in the sport by Baseball America.”

    I remember getting slammed a couple of years ago for saying he was going to have issues with that delivery…compairing him to smoltz’s delivery.

  90. Erin March 16th, 2012 at 8:43 am

    Yankee Birthday Alert:

    It’s the Grandyman’s Birthday today. :)

  91. MTU March 16th, 2012 at 8:44 am

    maine-

    Tell Mrs. Maine to lay off the jokes and you’ll be fine.

    :)

  92. GreenBeret7 March 16th, 2012 at 8:45 am

    MaineYankee March 16th, 2012 at 8:34 am
    MTU

    To answer your question from last night.

    Yes, I fell on the ice and cracked some ribs.

    Slowly getting better.

    Thanks for asking.

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

    As a cow farmer. you should now that you can’t milk a bull moose.

  93. randy l. March 16th, 2012 at 8:48 am

    disclaimer:
    the following response to the genius maker involves personal anecdotes and name dropping.
    please do not read if these things offend you :)

    rick peterson had just had three home runs hit off him by dave kingman and had given up about ten runs in about three innings to the tropics in the second season of the ill fated senior league in 1990. the home runs had attacked a school building far over the fence at mc chechnie field in bradenton.

    what had happened was that ricky was a soft tossing lefty who worked away from hitters and the tropics stepped up closer to the plate and just annihilated him.

    a few weeks later they are back and ricky is pitching to them again. he grabs me twenty minutes earlier than usual to warm up for the game. he tells me he’s going to work on a new pitch for the game.

    he wants it to break” this much” as he shows me with a space between his hands. it was about by the way4-6 inches. he said not too much, not too little. he said i had to tell him because he couldn’t see it . after twenty minutes of tinkering he got the movement he wanted.

    as he walked off he said. thats called a cutter. i was like ok, good luck with that new pitch learned right before the game starts.

    peterson went out and shut down the tropics . kingman struck out a few times and went 0 for the game.

    the cutter ate up the team that has killed him last time out.

    it was ricky at his finest out thinking the opposition. the point is an off speed pitch works well inside, but it had better have the right break and it had better get inside. the handedness match up doesn’t matter if the quality of the pitch and the location is right.

    so pineda could throw his slider in as a weapon . i wouldn’t have him throw his change up in at this point because if he throws it in and it doesn’t move down he’s just thrown a bp fast ball. not good. outside at least the hitter may be fooled by the velocity.

    inside, he’s be fooled into pulling the crap out of it. maybe in the upper deck.

  94. MaineYankee March 16th, 2012 at 8:50 am

    GB7

    As a cow farmer. you should now that you can’t milk a bull moose.

    —————————————————————————————–

    They pay a premium for that organic milk.

  95. The Genius Maker March 16th, 2012 at 8:52 am

    Maine, Sorry to hear about the ribs. It takes a long time to heal up, but the good thing is you can go about normal day to day activities without issue. Might have to take it easy on batting practice :-)

  96. Erin March 16th, 2012 at 8:52 am

    Maine- glad you’re on the mend.

    Want me to send you some Junior Mints? They’re a miracle cure for everything. :)

  97. The Genius Maker March 16th, 2012 at 8:55 am

    Green Beret, you mentioned you claimed Vizcaino’s delivery was like Smoltz so this injury didn’t surprise you…Smoltz had some injuries, but he averaged 210+ innings from 22-32 so I woudl sign up for that any day. he also logged 3400+ innings in his career.

  98. MTU March 16th, 2012 at 8:55 am

    Erin-

    As an alternative mints sound better than chicken soup.

    ;)

  99. MaineYankee March 16th, 2012 at 8:56 am

    Erin March 16th, 2012 at 8:52 am
    Maine- glad you’re on the mend.

    Want me to send you some Junior Mints? They’re a miracle cure for everything.

    —————————————————————-

    Thanks.

    Not a big fan of JM’s

    My wife shares that infatuation with you.

  100. randy l. March 16th, 2012 at 8:56 am

    “Even if Pineda was sent to AAA to open the season, it would only push back the date with media destiny.”

    Villa Nova-Ya-

    i like how they used to bring up can’t miss heavyweight fighters in the old days . they used to be like 20-0 before they stepped into madison square garden for the world championship fight.

    this is how i’d bring up young pitchers. your way and a whole bunch of others would be to have the young fighter get his head bashed in by the best in the business to increase his rate of learning.
    what he’s learning is getting his head bashed in .

    i want him learning bashing other people’s head in. and then when he’s got that down, take it to the big stage.

  101. MaineYankee March 16th, 2012 at 9:00 am

    The Genius Maker March 16th, 2012 at 8:52 am
    Maine, Sorry to hear about the ribs. It takes a long time to heal up, but the good thing is you can go about normal day to day activities without issue. Might have to take it easy on batting practice

    ——————————————————————————————
    Thanks.

    I guess you haven’t had cracked ribs.

    It was about five or six weeks before I even left the house.

    You don’t get much rest when you only can sleep sitting up.

  102. randy l. March 16th, 2012 at 9:00 am

    “Yes, I fell on the ice and cracked some ribs.”

    wow, for someone from maine, that’s like a bedouin falling off his camel.

    kind of embarrassing.

  103. CountryClub March 16th, 2012 at 9:02 am

    2nd elbow issue in 3 years for Vizcaino. It’s why fans can’t get all wrapped up when some one in A ball gets traded. They’re so far away from making a real impact…too many things can go wrong. It’s also why we shouldn’t get too excited about performance (Campos, Dante Jr, Williams, etc…) until they at least get to and perform in AA.

  104. Rich in NJ March 16th, 2012 at 9:03 am

    i like how they used to bring up can’t miss heavyweight fighters in the old days . they used to be like 20-0 before they stepped into madison square garden for the world championship fight.

    Gerry Cooney? ;)

  105. Erin March 16th, 2012 at 9:03 am

    MTU- :)

    Maine- Your wife is a very smart woman. BTW, how can anyone not be a fan of Junior Mints??? ;)

  106. MaineYankee March 16th, 2012 at 9:03 am

    andy l. March 16th, 2012 at 9:00 am
    “Yes, I fell on the ice and cracked some ribs.”

    wow, for someone from maine, that’s like a bedouin falling off his camel.

    kind of embarrassing.

    ———————————————————-

    You ought to understand how it can happen seeing that you’re old. :D:

  107. The Genius Maker March 16th, 2012 at 9:05 am

    Randy, not sure what your point was other than to agree with me that you can pitch slow inside if you get it inside. I do not agree with your last statement about the changeup must go down to be effective though. Yes, some guys can pull their hands in on a change (usually if they are ready for it and not fooled), but a good change (it remains to be seen how good Pineda’s is) will have the batter getting the head out early and thus hitting a foul ball, even an upper deck foul ball doesn’t matter. A change could break back over the inside corner for a strike (to a lefty) similar to what Colon did last year.

    The main point I was making was that a good pitch can be thrown to any side of the plate, if it is setup well and it is controlled well. The conventional wisdom says only throw a changeup away to the opposite handed batter and I don’t agree with that, even if I wouldn’t throw it as often to the same handed batter

  108. MaineYankee March 16th, 2012 at 9:05 am

    Erin March 16th, 2012 at 9:03 am
    MTU-

    Maine- Your wife is a very smart woman. BTW, how can anyone not be a fan of Junior Mints???

    ——————————————————————————–

    The JM’s were almost a deal breaker. :lol:

  109. MTU March 16th, 2012 at 9:05 am

    randy-

    When the Camel pulls it’s head out the sand unexpectedly it sometimes happens.

    No matter how much the Camel Jockeys practice the escape maneuver.

    Maine is not infallible. He might have just had one bad moment and he had to experience the agony of defeet.

    :)

  110. The Genius Maker March 16th, 2012 at 9:06 am

    Maine, mine were bruised, not cracked so I guess it is a lot of different. I thought that is what Percocet is for :-)

  111. Rich in NJ March 16th, 2012 at 9:07 am

    2nd elbow issue in 3 years for Vizcaino. It’s why fans can’t get all wrapped up when some one in A ball gets traded

    No, there are two issues: 1) did they maximize his trade value? I think it’s obvious that the answer is no; 2) it’s a reminder that all pitchers under about 26 are more susceptible to injury, so it’s risky to trade hitters for them.

  112. randy l. March 16th, 2012 at 9:08 am

    “You ought to understand how it can happen seeing that you’re old.”

    i don’t know.

    i was teaching a maine kid how to skate backwards this winter, and i don’t have any cracked ribs.

    matter of fact, i’ve been on the ice all my life and never cracked any ribs.

    you sure you’re really from maine and not a westchester guy who has a summer place there?

  113. MaineYankee March 16th, 2012 at 9:09 am

    It might be possible that the Yankees were concerned about Vizcaino and figured to use him as a chip before the injuries set in.

    You know kinda like Seattle did with Pineda according to some.

  114. Villa Nova-Ya March 16th, 2012 at 9:10 am

    Randy -

    I didn’t say whether I was in favor of having him start in AAA or not. So, please don’t make that assumption.

  115. randy l. March 16th, 2012 at 9:10 am

    “He might have just had one bad moment and he had to experience the agony of defeet.”

    mtu-

    can you imagine chien ming wang on ice?

    his career would be over.

    he’d have no chance, zero .

  116. MTU March 16th, 2012 at 9:10 am

    randy-

    If I had Wratchett chasing me around I’d make sure I knew how to skate backwards really fast.

    And you’d better not fall.

    ;)

  117. randy l. March 16th, 2012 at 9:11 am

    “I didn’t say whether I was in favor of having him start in AAA or not. So, please don’t make that assumption.”

    ah , i see, a fence sitter.

  118. Villa Nova-Ya March 16th, 2012 at 9:11 am

    Oops-

    Cont’d – Randy – all I was saying in that post is that no matter when he debuts it will not be easy given the circumstances of his coming to NY.

  119. Erin March 16th, 2012 at 9:11 am

    Jack Curry ? @JackCurryYES David Robertson said he still feels “a little” soreness in his right foot. He is eager to run outside and test foot. So far, just treadmill

  120. MaineYankee March 16th, 2012 at 9:11 am

    randy l. March 16th, 2012 at 9:08 am
    “You ought to understand how it can happen seeing that you’re old.”

    i don’t know.

    i was teaching a maine kid how to skate backwards this winter, and i don’t have any cracked ribs.

    matter of fact, i’ve been on the ice all my life and never cracked any ribs.

    you sure you’re really from maine and not a westchester guy who has a summer place there?

    ———————————————————————-

    I think you landed a bit higher up than ribs. :D:

  121. MTU March 16th, 2012 at 9:11 am

    Randy-

    Poor CMW has enough trouble with grass.

    :(

  122. The Genius Maker March 16th, 2012 at 9:12 am

    i like how they used to bring up can’t miss heavyweight fighters in the old days . they used to be like 20-0 before they stepped into madison square garden for the world championship fight.

    this is how i’d bring up young pitchers. your way and a whole bunch of others would be to have the young fighter get his head bashed in by the best in the business to increase his rate of learning.
    what he’s learning is getting his head bashed in .

    i want him learning bashing other people’s head in. and then when he’s got that down, take it to the big stage.
    **********

    There is no right way. Wrestlers talk about how they don’t learn anything from beating tomato cans, they must have someone who is able to do something to them and they must react. I am a huge believer of stats as it is clear people have bias in their opinions, but we are dealing with human beings and emotions and some people can handle adversity better than others, regardless of athletic ability. In general, professional athletes have had the spot light on them so they are more immune that most, but the difference of NY and Seattle is like the difference between the minors and the majors so it can be a big jump for a guy. I like Nova’s mental makeup. I like that Pineda recognized that he needed to add a changeup and has worked on it; as for the rest of him, we shall see.

  123. Villa Nova-Ya March 16th, 2012 at 9:14 am

    Randy -

    Right. A fence sitter. Yup.

    You get me pegged.

    Sigh.

  124. MaineYankee March 16th, 2012 at 9:14 am

    randy

    At least I didn’t do it carrying an empty box down stairs. :D:

  125. MTU March 16th, 2012 at 9:16 am

    VN-

    Don’t let Randy get to ya’.

    Crows and buzzards aren’t the only birds that sometimes sit on fences.

    Eagles do too.

    ;)

  126. MTU March 16th, 2012 at 9:17 am

    Maine-

    That’s because you don’t have Robertson’s skill.

    After all he is a pro and you just an amateur.

    :)

  127. MaineYankee March 16th, 2012 at 9:18 am

    randy

    Serious question.

    How can someone learn a new pitch before a game but yet someone else can’t learn one during ST?

  128. randy l. March 16th, 2012 at 9:19 am

    “If I had Wratchett chasing me around I’d make sure I knew how to skate backwards really fast.”

    i found a game we played when i was a kid was effective with nurse karloff( she has many names).

    we used to skate as fast as we could over thin ice. when it broke right behind you that was the best because your friends behind would go in with a splash. the game was being first and not falling through.
    we all went in one time or another though. it was only up to our necks so no big deal.

    the problem with nurse karloff was that she has gills and can breath under water. all it did was make her mad.

  129. Chad Jennings March 16th, 2012 at 9:20 am

    Programming note for those of you who are interested…

    There was no lineup posted in the Yankees clubhouse this morning — no full list of available pitchers, no second string, nothing — and Joe Girardi has announced that he’s going to give a injury update to the media at 9:30. Could be nothing more than a quick update on Garcia, Robertson, Swisher, etc. Could be a new injury. We don’t know yet. Anyway, I’ll throw a new post up once Girardi talks and we know something.

  130. CountryClub March 16th, 2012 at 9:20 am

    No, there are two issues: 1) did they maximize his trade value? I think it’s obvious that the answer is no;

    ——-

    I can’t get caught up in that trade. Plenty of people, the majority really, thought that was a good trade wen it was made. For those who didnt like the move, Vazquez proved them correct. But if he performed like he was expected, it would have been a good trade. The Yanks thought they were moving a lottery ticket for a sure thing. Ended up not working.

  131. MTU March 16th, 2012 at 9:21 am

    randy-

    I thought her hooves would slow her down on the ice.

    Guess not.

    I forgot about the gills and that damn eye in the back of her head.

    :(

  132. randy l. March 16th, 2012 at 9:25 am

    “How can someone learn a new pitch before a game but yet someone else can’t learn one during ST?”

    ricky is what was called a crafty lefty and with a IQ off the charts who grew up around the pittsburgh pirates as akid because his father was their scouting director.

    when did pineda start pitching? i think i read he was a shortstop until age 15 or so. does he seem like a guy who has a lot of experience with a varaiety of pitches ? he’s pretty inexperienced as a pitcher , but has a gift of a live arm which because it’s so good doesn’t create a lot of incentive to learn other pitches .

    broke a rib slipping on the ice?
    you have to come up with a better story than that.
    what really happened?

  133. MTU March 16th, 2012 at 9:28 am

    randy-

    Was it Papelbon who broke some ribs putting on his corset ?

    Now that’s a lot worse than what happened to MY.

    ;)

  134. pat March 16th, 2012 at 9:30 am

    Jeter- tender left calf out til Tuesday
    Martin- left groin soreness

  135. Tackelberry March 16th, 2012 at 9:33 am

    Wonder if theres a spot for Justin Maxwell on the Opening Day roster. He’s out of options and I don’t think he’ll make it through waivers if Yanks try to sneak him through

  136. pat March 16th, 2012 at 9:33 am

    JackCurryYES

    Jeter, Nunez and Pena are all injured. “I’m running out of shortstops,” Girardi said. Doug Bernier will get more playing time.

  137. MaineYankee March 16th, 2012 at 9:33 am

    randy

    You gave me the answer I expected.

    You know Peterson so you based his ability on knowing his skills.

    You don’t know Pineda so you based his ability on a guess.

  138. Chien-Ming Vase March 16th, 2012 at 9:34 am

    ok its 930, who’s hurt?

  139. Villa Nova-Ya March 16th, 2012 at 9:35 am

    Eek.

    Didn’t Jeter have a calf issue last season???? That was what put him on the DL, right? Better not to rush him back.

    Martin, too? Good thing Jose Gil is having a good spring…

  140. MTU March 16th, 2012 at 9:37 am

    “Jeter, Nunez and Pena are all injured. “I’m running out of shortstops,” Girardi said. Doug Bernier will get more playing time.”

    Blake. here’s your big chance buddy.

    Give cash a call. let him know you are available.

    They need ya’.

    :)

  141. MaineYankee March 16th, 2012 at 9:37 am

    broke a rib slipping on the ice?
    you have to come up with a better story than that.
    what really happened?

    —————————————————————————–

    Actually I was skating on thin ice and the big goon that was behind me fell in.

    He was training to fight at MSG so he used me for that training.

  142. pat March 16th, 2012 at 9:38 am

    Didn’t Jeter have a calf issue last season????

    Yes. Right leg last year.

  143. yankeefeminista March 16th, 2012 at 9:39 am

    When Jeter was DLed it was a right calf injury.

  144. randy l. March 16th, 2012 at 9:39 am

    “You know Peterson so you based his ability on knowing his skills.”

    don’t tell trisha that.

    on a serious note, pineda’s intelligence will probably determine his future.

    i don’t know how smart the kid is. burnett’s problem was that he had a gifted arm and an ungifted brain. CC is a smart dude. clemens seemed to do ok with a limited IQ though he might have been smarter than he acted being from texas.

    i prefer smart pitchers all things being equal.

  145. Villa Nova-Ya March 16th, 2012 at 9:40 am

    pat -

    Thanks. At least it’s a different calf…

  146. Villa Nova-Ya March 16th, 2012 at 9:43 am

    yankeefeminista -

    I’m a fence-sitter who doesn’t now their left from their right, I guess. :)

  147. MTU March 16th, 2012 at 9:43 am

    Headline:

    “Jeter has tender calf again.”

    Wow. Guess he really likes his veal.

    No biggie really. I like veal too. Especially Scalopine, or Marsala.

    What’s the problem ?

    :)

  148. MTU March 16th, 2012 at 9:44 am

    new thread —–>

  149. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 16th, 2012 at 9:46 am

    Maine, that’s terrible. I really feel for you. When I was trying to nurse the pulled muscle in my shoulder back to health, I still tried working out and in an attempt to isolate the shoulder strained my intercostals – and reaggrevated the shoulder anyway. The pain was such that I ended up in the ER to get some heavy meds. I’m just about out of the woods. I cannot imagine what cracked ribs have to feel like. Can they give you anything for it? Maybe vicodin would work?

  150. The Genius Maker March 16th, 2012 at 9:47 am

    Randy, your comments about being smart are far too general. Define smart? There are plenty and mostly “not smart” professional athletes. However, just like teh general population, there are varying degrees within the group. The IQ may be low, but they may be able to have good baseball smarts. Saying Pineda will do well depending on how smart he is, well, it is just fairly silly.

  151. MaineYankee March 16th, 2012 at 9:47 am

    randy

    Your belief that Pineda can’t learn a CU at the ML level leads me to think you don’t think he’s smart enough.

    Does that sound about right?

    If so you’re “skating on thin ice.” :D:

  152. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 16th, 2012 at 9:50 am

    GM – so happy to see you here!

    Thanks for the technical information. As you were a catcher at a Division 1 school and actually more recently than the 1800s, I think you have some great information to impart. Your fielding record tells me that you had to be a manager’s dream.

    Just wanted to say that I’m so happy to have your voice added here.

    :)

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