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Jeter, Martin and Swisher scratched

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Mar 16, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Derek Jeter was pulled from todays lineup because of a tender left calf. Joe Girardi said hes decided Jeter wont play again until Tuesday, but he labeled this as more precautionary than anything. He hasnt forgotten what happened to Jeters other calf last year.

Also, Russell Martin was scratched because of soreness in his left groin. Its unclear whether it happened on yesterdays play at first base.

Nick Swisher has told Girardi that his tight groin feels better, but Girardi decided not to play him today either.

UPDATE, 10:14 a.m.: Here’s the basic injury update…

Derek Jeter
Went through normal drills in Tampa yesterday, but while the Yankees were on the bus home from Viera, Girardi got a call saying Jeter’s left calf was “tender.” That’s not the same calf that Jeter hurt last year, but Girardi considered last season’s injury to be a cautionary tale.

“My alarm was he hurt his calf last year,” Girardi said. “I said, even though it’s the other calf, I said we’re going to be smart about this. I told him, ‘Don’t even go out today.’ I think he could hit today and take BP, but just let it calm down.”

Russell Martin
Girardi planned to have Martin catch seven or eight innings today, but instead Martin showed up and said his left groin was “stiff.” Girardi’s not sure whether it’s connected to yesterday’s awkward play at first base. For whatever it’s worth, Martin said yesterday that he was fine on that play, banged his shoulder into the ground but nothing else.

“He will not catch today and I’m not sure when he’ll play again,” Girardi said. “… I don’t think Russell will be out but a couple of days, but you never know. You don’t know how guys respond.”

Nick Swisher
Pulled from Wednesday’s game because of a sore groin, Swisher went through drills yesterday and told Girardi that he’s feeling better, but Girardi is being extra cautious — hard to blame him given the current state of nagging injuries — and so he won’t play this afternoon. Girardi said it’s possible Swisher will play tomorrow.

Freddy Garcia
Was scheduled to pitch on Monday’s off day, but Girardi said he doesn’t expect that to happen. However, there seems to be a chance that Monday will be the only start Garcia actually skips. Too early to know for sure, but Girardi didn’t seem to be ruling out any other start.

“His hand looks better,” Girardi said. “(But) he still has some swelling in there.”

Eduardo Nunez
As scheduled, Nunez will not hit again today. It will be his third day off in a row. He’s scheduled to try to hit again tomorrow. He still hasn’t played since being hit by a pitch in the right hand last Monday.

Ramiro Pena
Out with a sprained right ankle suffered in yesterday’s game. Although Pena said yesterday that he thinks he’ll be out only a day or two, Girardi still thinks it might be longer. Girardi mentioned Tuesday as a possible return for Pena.

“I imagine he’s going to be a couple of days,” Girardi said. “The way I saw him walk off the field yesterday, I wasn’t extremely encouraged.”

Russell Branyan
Has yet to play in a spring training game and had multiple epidurals this morning to try to help his sore back.

Austin Romine
Still not doing anything baseball related because of his sore back.

“He’s doing better,” Girardi said. “He’s probably pretty close to getting on the field to do some baseball activities. He feels much better, he feels much stronger, and that was the feeling we wanted him to have.”

Dave Robertson
Said this morning that he’s going to play catch today, but he’s still not sure when he’ll be on a mound. Robertson said he’s “doing well” but Girardi had too many other players on his mind today and forgot to check on his setup man.

“I forgot to ask about him,” Girardi said. “I had so many other guys to talk about.”

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136 Responses to “Jeter, Martin and Swisher scratched”

  1. MTU March 16th, 2012 at 9:46 am

    Looks like the Yankees are alternating their sore groins.

    That’s smart.

    ;)

  2. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 16th, 2012 at 9:47 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?

  3. Erin March 16th, 2012 at 9:50 am

    Bad week injury wise. At least Swisher feels better.

  4. MaineYankee March 16th, 2012 at 9:50 am

    repost

    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:

  5. The Genius Maker March 16th, 2012 at 9:50 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 the 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.

  6. MTU March 16th, 2012 at 9:51 am

    This place is starting to sound like a MASH unit.

    :)

  7. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 16th, 2012 at 9:51 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.

  8. pat March 16th, 2012 at 9:51 am

    Maine

    Feel better and keep the coughing and laughing to a minimum.

  9. GreenBeret7 March 16th, 2012 at 9:51 am

    Time to bring Mustelier, Ibarra and Culver into camp for some insurance. Bring Bichette and Austin in for a peek, too.

  10. MaineYankee March 16th, 2012 at 9:53 am

    trisha

    It wasn’t bad enough to need strong meds, just very uncomfortable.

    I gave it some thought at times but just decided to :D: and bear it.

  11. upstate kate March 16th, 2012 at 9:54 am

    Oh Maine Yankee you have had a rough winter. I hope spring and summer are better for you :)

  12. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 16th, 2012 at 9:55 am

    pat, I never realized that your breathing could be affected by muscle sprains! Goes to show I neve had one before this but I literally had to shallow breathe for the past two weeks and actually couldn’t sneeze. I cannot imagine what it’s like with cracked ribs. That has to be excruciating I would think.

  13. MaineYankee March 16th, 2012 at 9:55 am

    pat March 16th, 2012 at 9:51 am
    Maine

    Feel better and keep the coughing and laughing to a minimum.

    ————————————————

    I was safe reading this blog because there wasn’t much to laugh about lately.

    Too much doom and gloom.

  14. randy l. March 16th, 2012 at 9:55 am

    “Saying Pineda will do well depending on how smart he is, well, it is just fairly silly.”

    do you think that burnett was helped or hurt by his intelligence level?

    if you think that all things being equal intelligence doesn’t matter, knock your self out.

    part of what makes mariano and jeter who they are is their intelligence.

    you don’t think mussina was helped by his IQ?

    get real.

    pineda might have a very high aptitude for learning . we’ll see soon enough won’t we.

  15. GreenBeret7 March 16th, 2012 at 9:57 am

    By the way, michaelpineda35 is not THE Michael Pineda on twitter.

  16. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 16th, 2012 at 9:58 am

    Maine – maybe this will cheer you up!

    The more perceptive members of this forum have known from jump street that Pineda would be a beast. That’s bankable stuff. He’s going to make the Yankee season that much more fun to watch!

    :)

    Did that help?

  17. MaineYankee March 16th, 2012 at 9:59 am

    upstate kate

    Thanks.

    “When your smiling, when your smiling the whole world smiles with you.” :D:

  18. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 16th, 2012 at 10:00 am

    Maine – you sound like a true Maine Yankee with the :D and bear it! A little further south we like our meds.

    :)

  19. randy l. March 16th, 2012 at 10:00 am

    trisha-

    i have something for you.

    http://www.milb.com/schedule/index.jsp?sid=t533

    notice april 21-23.

    durham is at pawtucket.

  20. GreenBeret7 March 16th, 2012 at 10:00 am

    Maine,

    Bullwinkle J. just called and said, he was looking for you. Thought you might have escaped to Georgia.

  21. Tackelberry March 16th, 2012 at 10:01 am

    Brett Marshall continues to impress. ANother good outing yesterday. Gave up 2 sac flies for runs after loading the bases with none out and got out of it on a K with a nasty change up. His breaking ball is pretty sharp too.

  22. randy l. March 16th, 2012 at 10:04 am

    real “mainahs” keep cracked ribs to themselves.

    i’m still thinking summer home .

    it’s the only explanation.

  23. GreenBeret7 March 16th, 2012 at 10:04 am

    Maine, don’t think of it as my laughing at you for your injury. More like I’m tickled to death that it’s not me.

  24. MaineYankee March 16th, 2012 at 10:06 am

    GreenBeret7 March 16th, 2012 at 10:00 am
    Maine,

    Bullwinkle J. just called and said, he was looking for you. Thought you might have escaped to Georgia.

    ———————————————————–

    Too many rednecks down there. :D:

    Just in case you missed it Bullwinkle wasn’t the bright one. It was Rocky.

    You can stand behind a tree and he wouldn’t know you were there.

  25. Tackelberry March 16th, 2012 at 10:07 am

    GreenBeret7 March 16th, 2012 at 10:04 am
    Maine, don’t think of it as my laughing at you for your injury. More like I’m tickled to death that it’s not me.

    ______________________________________________

    WOW! Thats pretty cruel GB

  26. MTU March 16th, 2012 at 10:08 am

    When Maine was attemping to milk that Bull Moose he got him in the ribs with the horns.

    That’s the real story.

    Or something like that.

    Not quite sure of the wording. It’s close though.

    I mean c’mon. What self-respecting Bull Moose would want to have his utter yanked ?

    Can’t blame the poor critter for reacting that way.

    Even if it milked is by A Maine “Yankee”.

    :)

  27. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 16th, 2012 at 10:08 am

    randy, thanks. I actually bought my ticketd for all of the SWB games at McCoy two nights ago. They arrived yesterday. Not the seats I typically like but I took what was left. A guy I used to work with always got me front-row seats for those games. Well I emailed him yesterday and asked if he could get me better seats and he said I always should check with him ahead of time and he was going to look into it.

    My dad always said I was impulsive.

    :(

    So now I’ve paid a king’s ransom (well a king with a very small kingdom) :) for tickets and they are not returnable. If he gets me the better seats, I will be giving these tickets away. If that happens and you want to travel this way, I’ll be happy to provide you with tickets to any of the games!

    :)

  28. MaineYankee March 16th, 2012 at 10:08 am

    randy l. March 16th, 2012 at 10:04 am
    real “mainahs” keep cracked ribs to themselves.

    i’m still thinking summer home .

    it’s the only explanation.

    ————————————————

    At least I’m smatttt enough to come here in the summa rather that the winta like some one I know.

  29. comet March 16th, 2012 at 10:10 am

    Good morning MTU, Maine, Trisha, Erin,Kate and Shame.

    Looks like another spring training day here in the north.

  30. MTU March 16th, 2012 at 10:11 am

    I want some Maine Lobstah.

    Lot’s of it.

    I love it.

    Wicked good.

    ;)

  31. MTU March 16th, 2012 at 10:11 am

    Good morning Comet.

    Is the Frozen North beginning to thaw out ?

    :)

  32. MaineYankee March 16th, 2012 at 10:12 am

    If that happens and you want to travel this way, I’ll be happy to provide you with tickets to any of the games!

    —————————————————————————————-

    I’m sure he’d want to go have a beer with you after. :lol:

  33. Villa Nova-Ya March 16th, 2012 at 10:12 am

    I wonder if Martin hurt himself on the play where Wang also got hurt.

  34. randy l. March 16th, 2012 at 10:13 am

    “At least I’m smatttt enough to come here in the summa rather that the winta like some one I know.”

    you call this winter ?

    i’ve see worse winters in connecticut .

    this was one weak winter in maine this year.

  35. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 16th, 2012 at 10:14 am

    Maine, I don’t drink!

    You’re also welcome to any of the tickets if you’d like.

    Don’t you live in Maine year-round. If so, why did you mention summer?

    I miss a lot around here.

    :)

  36. MaineYankee March 16th, 2012 at 10:14 am

    MTU March 16th, 2012 at 10:11 am
    I want some Maine Lobstah.

    Lot’s of it.

    I love it.

    Wicked good.

    ——————————————–

    Ayah.

  37. comet March 16th, 2012 at 10:14 am

    MTU there was little of the frozen north this year. We are now hitting 60+ everyday with lots of sun.

    How are you feeling?

    C

  38. Chip March 16th, 2012 at 10:14 am

    Go away for two days, come back and the conversation is still the same – Randy thinking Pineda stinks and intelligent people blowing up his arguments.

    Anyway I am officially dubbing this the Spring of odd injuries

    We’ve already got D-Rob hurting himself taking out the trash
    David Price hurts his neck toweling off after a shower
    and now Dom Brown hurts his neck sleeping on a bus

    I am tempted to say that players this spring have been snake bit, but I’m going to hold off on that to see if someone actually does get bitten by a snake.

    Sounds like Doug Bernier is throwing himself into the mix as a potential callup with his play this spring – always nice to see.

  39. GreenBeret7 March 16th, 2012 at 10:15 am

    If Martin only came up with a gimpy groin after that fall yesterday, he’s lucky. That could have been a disaster for both teams. Lots of injuries all over baseball in the last few days.

  40. Erin March 16th, 2012 at 10:15 am

    Morning Comet :)

  41. MaineYankee March 16th, 2012 at 10:15 am

    trisha – true pinstriped blue March 16th, 2012 at 10:14 am
    Maine, I don’t drink!

    You’re also welcome to any of the tickets if you’d like.

    Don’t you live in Maine year-round. If so, why did you mention summer?

    I miss a lot around here.

    ————————————————————

    randy’s “ribbing” me about just living here in the summer.

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

    um trisha

    there’s a pitching coach on the durham team you might want to say hi too :)

  43. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 16th, 2012 at 10:17 am

    comet! So awesome to see you back. :)

    You always make this such a nicer place.

    I have the Prediction Chart ready to go if you want to get on. The prize this year is 12 Ritter Sports Bars, flavors of your choice. We added a Sux prediction chart also just in case there’s a tie. I will post the charts for you and you can give me predictions.

    You do have ’til opening day if you want to be more cautious.

    I have to put the charts in two separate posts because you can only have one link per post here.

    2012 YANKEE PREDICTION CHART

  44. MaineYankee March 16th, 2012 at 10:17 am

    Chip

    intelligent people
    ————————————————

    Thanks. :D:

  45. Chip March 16th, 2012 at 10:18 am

    MaineYankee March 16th, 2012 at 10:17 am

    Chip

    intelligent people
    ————————————————

    Thanks. :D :
    ——————

    It was a relative term ;-)

  46. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 16th, 2012 at 10:18 am

    2012 SUXIAN FUTILITY CHART

  47. MTU March 16th, 2012 at 10:18 am

    Comet-

    Doin’ better thanks. Close to 100 %. Thanks for askin’.

    I’m sure you appreciate a mild winter. Just keep hoping that Al Gore was right and you’ll find yourself in the tropics.

    :)

    Chip-

    I’m the expert on snakes around here.

    Except for Cobras. That’s GB’s specialty.

    Very funny dude.

    I think the next injury will come from a sever paper cut required surgical intervention.

    Or a stiff breeze will come up and really hurt someone.

    :)

  48. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 16th, 2012 at 10:19 am

    Told you I’m not a football puller randy.

    The offer is still open.

    :)

  49. MaineYankee March 16th, 2012 at 10:19 am

    comet

    Morning

    Is your internet service finally thawing out?

    I assume that’s why you haven’t been around. :D:

  50. randy l. March 16th, 2012 at 10:19 am

    “randy’s “ribbing” me about just living here in the summer.”

    good one.

    maine yankee-

    you might have to explain the “away” thing

  51. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 16th, 2012 at 10:20 am

    Due to the way the Jays are playing I’ve decided on a new name for the toughest division in the majors – AL BEAST!

    :D

  52. MaineYankee March 16th, 2012 at 10:22 am

    Chip March 16th, 2012 at 10:18 am
    MaineYankee March 16th, 2012 at 10:17 am

    Chip

    intelligent people
    ————————————————

    Thanks. :
    ——————

    It was a relative term

    ——————————————

    Don’t spoil it for me.

    I was feeling like I knew something for a change.

  53. MTU March 16th, 2012 at 10:22 am

    Chip-

    The Yankees should be really careful around rubber bands and paper clips.

    Foolin’ with that stuff could cause a hospital stay.

    :(

  54. Triple Short of a Cycle March 16th, 2012 at 10:24 am

    Due to the way the Jays are playing I’ve decided on a new name for the toughest division in the majors – AL BEAST!

    ——————————————————————–

    There pitching will still do them in. Good thing they gave up Halladay for nothing

  55. MaineYankee March 16th, 2012 at 10:24 am

    you might have to explain the “away” thing

    ———————————————————

    Here in Maine we consider someone like randy “from away”.

    Is that what you meant randy? :lol:

  56. Chip March 16th, 2012 at 10:25 am

    MTU -

    I’m predicting someone gets in a Ben Stiller/Something about Mary predicament leading Gene Monahan to be THRILLED he retired.

  57. Chip March 16th, 2012 at 10:26 am

    MaineYankee March 16th, 2012 at 10:22 am

    Don’t spoil it for me.

    I was feeling like I knew something for a change.
    ___________________

    Well you’re still more intelligent than Randy – that’s something right?

  58. DONNYBROOK March 16th, 2012 at 10:26 am

    Check out a Winter in “Game of Thrones”. NOW that’s a Winter.
    The Jeter calf thing deserves eyeballin’. The other guys little ouchies aint worth the print they are gettin’. Once the daily lineup contains All the regulars for 7 innings, these guys will be worth watchin’. Right now, it’s merely better than frost in Dec.
    I like the noise concerning Darvish and the illegal pitch he’s supposedly got goin’. Could be Gaylord Perry distraction\gibberish, but the guy does have some Flair to him. I DO get the feeling that controversy is gonna Dog him throughout his MLB career, and that he actually revels in that.

  59. GreenBeret7 March 16th, 2012 at 10:26 am

    MaineYankee March 16th, 2012 at 10:19 am
    comet

    Morning

    Is your internet service finally thawing out?

    I assume that’s why you haven’t been around. :

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

    Must be tough when your tongue and ear gets stuck on those frozen cans and the ice is hanging on the strings.

  60. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 16th, 2012 at 10:26 am

    Triple, where there’s life, there’s hope! If they have a decent pitching coach, they very well may be good to go.

    But it’s still the AL BEAST!

    :)

  61. MTU March 16th, 2012 at 10:27 am

    Chip-

    I still have a hard time picturing Monihan applying the “special treatment” to Clemens.

    Please don’t add to the difficulties.

    :)

  62. MTU March 16th, 2012 at 10:29 am

    GB-

    Or when the carrier pigeons are all found frozen to death.

    :(

  63. randy l. March 16th, 2012 at 10:30 am

    “Told you I’m not a football puller randy.”

    ha

    that was one one lucy’s favorite tricks.

    charllie brown fell for it every time.

    as an aside , pawtucket is a nice family atmosphere to watch a game. quite enjoyable.

  64. MTU March 16th, 2012 at 10:30 am

    gb-

    High speed internet is when the pigeon is fed sugar and steroids.

    ;)

  65. randy l. March 16th, 2012 at 10:32 am

    “Is that what you meant randy? ”

    maine yankee-

    i’m grandfathered in, born here :)

    where were you born , by the way.

    hopefully not in worcester or somewhere like that.

  66. DONNYBROOK March 16th, 2012 at 10:33 am

    - JAYS WORTH PAYING TO SEE -
    (1) LAWRIE
    (2) LAWRIE
    (3) LAWRIE

  67. randy l. March 16th, 2012 at 10:34 am

    “Well you’re still more intelligent than Randy – that’s something right?”

    five years on this blog hasn’t helped , that’s for sure.

    the longer one is on here the exposure to stupid increases.

  68. The Genius Maker March 16th, 2012 at 10:35 am

    First, Trisha, thank you for the compliment!

    As for Randy, you miss the point about whether someone’s intelligence helps them. the answer is of course it helps them, but a person can be extraordinarily successful in sports with very limited IQ.

    We have also heard that sometimes people are too smart for their own good always over analyzing every aspect of their game and they need to just see the ball and react to it.

    You mention Rivera, I have no idea how smart he is, but when he is on the diamond he has excellent baseball smarts (and the best single pitch in the history of the game!)

    ARod has excellent on the diamond baseball intelligence, but off the field, I have no idea how smart he is. Cano doesn’t strike me as having great on the field baseball IQ, but he has amazing wrists and is quick as lightning with his hands, but he may be a genius on his IQ???

    My point is that IQ is not any indicator of how good a player will be on the field, I would say that physical talent is first, then the sport you are playing IQ along with the motivation/drive you have coming in next with overall IQ coming in after these factors. of course, within each group their are a ton of subsets, but my point at the beginning of this paragraph remains.

  69. MaineYankee March 16th, 2012 at 10:36 am

    MTU March 16th, 2012 at 10:29 am
    GB-

    Or when the carrier pigeons are all found frozen to death.

    ——————————————————————————–

    At least they’re not all cooked.

    Must be nice to just pluck the feathers and put it on the table.

  70. GreenBeret7 March 16th, 2012 at 10:36 am

    MTU March 16th, 2012 at 10:29 am
    GB-

    Or when the carrier pigeons are all found frozen to death.

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

    Yeah, but, at least he had plenty to eat. Should have told him that squab is better served hot, though.

  71. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 16th, 2012 at 10:36 am

    McCoy isn’t bad. It’s just the home team that makes it icky!

    I’ll let you know about tickets as soon as I do. I’ll open it up to anyone on the forum.

    The SWB games are April 24-25, July 28-29, August 31, Sept. 1-3.

    All games are 2 tickets, except for July 28 and Sept 1., where I got 3 tickets.

  72. Chip March 16th, 2012 at 10:37 am

    randy l. March 16th, 2012 at 10:34 am

    “Well you’re still more intelligent than Randy – that’s something right?”

    five years on this blog hasn’t helped , that’s for sure.

    the longer one is on here the exposure to stupid increases.
    ————————

    nah….I’ll just let it go.

  73. DONNYBROOK March 16th, 2012 at 10:37 am

    - RECENT BEN STILLER MOVIE THAT WAS WORTH PAYING TO SEE -
    (1) ???????????????????????????

  74. GreenBeret7 March 16th, 2012 at 10:37 am

    randy l. March 16th, 2012 at 10:32 am
    “Is that what you meant randy? ”

    maine yankee-

    i’m grandfathered in, born here

    where were you born , by the way.

    hopefully not in worcester or somewhere like that.

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

    grandfathered my ass. You’re Fred Flintstone’s great grandfather.

  75. MaineYankee March 16th, 2012 at 10:38 am

    randy l. March 16th, 2012 at 10:34 am
    “Well you’re still more intelligent than Randy – that’s something right?”

    five years on this blog hasn’t helped , that’s for sure.

    the longer one is on here the exposure to stupid increases.

    —————————————————————–

    That’s why I try to avoid your post but they’re just like trying to not look at a train wreck.

  76. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 16th, 2012 at 10:38 am

    “We have also heard that sometimes people are too smart for their own good always over analyzing every aspect of their game and they need to just see the ball and react to it.”

    I think Mussina was guilty of this at times.

  77. Triple Short of a Cycle March 16th, 2012 at 10:39 am

    I still don’t get why Manning is interested in the Broncos. Not so great team,crappy weather, not a storied franchise. What is the appeal?

  78. Triple Short of a Cycle March 16th, 2012 at 10:41 am

    RECENT BEN STILLER MOVIE THAT WAS WORTH PAYING TO SEE

    ————————————————————–

    Greenberg was decent

  79. MaineYankee March 16th, 2012 at 10:42 am

    GB7

    Don’t let randy fool you.

    People from Maine are friendlier than that.

  80. mick March 16th, 2012 at 10:42 am

    if IQ means being able to ignore all the BS’ers i.e. reporters and fans whose opinions mean nothing, than yes it is crucial to success.
    keep your eye on the prize, consult with those whose opinions matter, and focus on the task at hand a la CC and Nova and a player with talent will be fine.
    no need lighting your hair on fire just to assuage your ego.

  81. Crawdaddy March 16th, 2012 at 10:43 am

    Denver not a storied franchise, but they’ve been to six Super Bowls and won two of them.

  82. MTU March 16th, 2012 at 10:43 am

    I think Hughes has suffered from “overanalytis” in the past.

    Too much thinkin’ and tinkerin’.

    Of course, freak injuries haven’t helped either.

    But his year he is healthy.

    :)

  83. randy l. March 16th, 2012 at 10:44 am

    “That’s why I try to avoid your post but they’re just like trying to not look at a train wreck.”

    maine yankee

    ha

    here’s me in maine at age 4

    you were probably in worcester.

  84. randy l. March 16th, 2012 at 10:46 am

    whoops forgot that link:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/1.....hotostream

  85. The Genius Maker March 16th, 2012 at 10:46 am

    Trisha, I would say that Mussina was guilty of that at times. In his case, instead of going with what was working real well that day, he would say that is what the batter would expect me to throw and then he threw his 2nd best pitch and got hit. In his case, he was better to throw the pitch he was releasing well and focus on locating it and making the batter hot a good pitch. After the game he was smart enough to realize the mistake he made, but he wasn’t able to realize it during the game.

    When the real games begin I will start to post my blogs and I will send the link here (I post about 120 times in a year. I call every pitch and this is the way I watch a game. i do watch on video tape most of the time as I don’t have 3.5 hours a day to watch, but I don’t miss action unless the game is a blow out.

    I can’t wait for the start of the year; while many are bemoaning the loss of of the soon to be HOF’r Montero, I am focused on what we have here…and that is a team that will at least make the playoffs (barring some serious injuries)

  86. GreenBeret7 March 16th, 2012 at 10:47 am

    MaineYankee March 16th, 2012 at 10:42 am
    GB7

    Don’t let randy fool you.

    People from Maine are friendlier than that.

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

    As the 4 legged wildlife will attest to.

  87. MaineYankee March 16th, 2012 at 10:47 am

    MTU March 16th, 2012 at 10:43 am
    I think Hughes has suffered from “overanalytis” in the past.

    ——————————————————

    He doesn’t want to read here then.

  88. MTU March 16th, 2012 at 10:47 am

    randy-

    I think you’re probably wrong about Maine’s roots.

    I’d bet he’s been supplyin’ milk for peoples Cheerios for a long time.

    That, and the milk for Ben Jerry’s over in Vermont where they only produce liberals and not milk.

    :)

  89. pat March 16th, 2012 at 10:48 am

    Erin

    If given 100 guesses on how he spent yesterday afternoon not even you could have come up with hanging out at Cookie Monsters Cloud Bounce?

    http://yfrog.com/z/h0vf3gcyj

  90. MTU March 16th, 2012 at 10:49 am

    Maine-

    Not unless he wants to learn about dissection.

    Which is really Biology.

    ;)

  91. MaineYankee March 16th, 2012 at 10:50 am

    here’s me in maine at age 4

    you were probably in worcester.

    ——————————————————-

    How old do think I am?

    If you know Tim Sample he would say I don’t live that far south.

  92. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 16th, 2012 at 10:50 am

    MTU, I agree about Hughes. You can almost read it when he pitches. The more socratic the pitcher/player, the more room for error!

    How’s that for a contradiction in terms!

    That’s why I loved players like Boomer. No brain. No pain.

    ;)

  93. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 16th, 2012 at 10:52 am

    “He doesn’t want to read here then.”

    Amen to that twice!

  94. MaineYankee March 16th, 2012 at 10:53 am

    randy

    If you don’t know him you just lost your green card. :D:

  95. Chip March 16th, 2012 at 10:53 am

    Triple Short of a Cycle March 16th, 2012 at 10:39 am

    I still don’t get why Manning is interested in the Broncos. Not so great team,crappy weather, not a storied franchise. What is the appeal?
    ——————

    Hang out with John Elway.

    I think he winds up with the Titans – he’s a legend in Tennessee and after he retires Bud Adams will let him buy part of the franchise.

  96. MTU March 16th, 2012 at 10:53 am

    Trisha-

    That is the other side of the coin with the Randy argument.

    Too much brain too much pain.

    I hope Hughes gets back to basics this year and uses the KISS method for a change.

    When you have a complex equation the the first thing you’re taught to do is to simplify it before attempting to solve it.

    ;)

  97. MaineYankee March 16th, 2012 at 10:54 am

    I’ve got to go.

    Bullwinkle’s calling.

  98. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 16th, 2012 at 10:54 am

    GM, if you ever have time to post during games, it would be great to have you here. It would be good to hear your take on pitching performance as well as pitch selection.

    I look forward to reading your blog posts!

  99. MTU March 16th, 2012 at 10:58 am

    MY-

    You mean you gotta go catch a cab ?

    See a Man about a horse ?

    :)

  100. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 16th, 2012 at 10:58 am

    MTU, it sure looks like Hughes is on the road to recovery! Maybe he’s learned to just trust his stuff and not overthink it.

  101. randy l. March 16th, 2012 at 10:59 am

    “When you have a complex equation the the first thing you’re taught to do is to simplify it before attempting to solve it.”

    first there is a mountain

    then there is no mountain

    then there is

  102. GreenBeret7 March 16th, 2012 at 11:00 am

    MaineYankee March 16th, 2012 at 10:54 am
    I’ve got to go.

    Bullwinkle’s calling.

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

    Moo, snort.

    Sounds like Clemen’s getting his pre-game treatments from the trainer, doesn’t it?

  103. MTU March 16th, 2012 at 11:01 am

    Trisha-

    At various times during his tenure Hughes has looked like he had certian things solved.

    He just needs to put it all together in one package at the same time and stay healthy.

    Maybe this is the year that happens ?

    I’m pulling for him.

    I’d like to see that 18 game winnin’ All Star again.

    :)

  104. MTU March 16th, 2012 at 11:03 am

    Randy-

    I am a big Donovan fan.

    :)

  105. MTU March 16th, 2012 at 11:05 am

    The Mops are callin’.

    BIAW.

    :)

  106. randy l. March 16th, 2012 at 11:06 am

    “I am a big Donovan fan.”

    mtu-

    i just lost my mean edge just using that quote.

    i have to get back in character :)

  107. GreenBeret7 March 16th, 2012 at 11:07 am

    Phillies ? @Phillies
    Phillies have released LHP Dontrelle Willis.

    Joel Sherman ? @Joelsherman1

    #Yankees offered non-roster invite in offseason to Dontrelle Willis, who has been released by #Phillies. May look into him again, but iffy

  108. The Genius Maker March 16th, 2012 at 11:10 am

    Trisha, the blog started with a group of friends when we would watch games together and then i started to send out emails and it just grew from there. People who know me understand that the comments I make are the ones I made before the play happened and many times I say I disagreed with something even though it worked out well and I give my opinion as to why. My predictions on players are in advance so that is easier to see, but over the years people know I just call it as I see it.

  109. DONNYBROOK March 16th, 2012 at 11:10 am

    Elway all by his lonesome makes Denver a storied franchise. That city is a Football HOTbed, and The Rocks fanbase pales in comparison. The SkySox is a nice AAA franchise down in Colorado Springs. I highly recommend taking inna game there, but recommend waiting till after their half way point in the season. The weather till then is a killer.

  110. yankeefeminista March 16th, 2012 at 11:11 am

    trisha – true pinstriped blue March 16th, 2012 at 10:36 am
    McCoy isn’t bad. It’s just the home team that makes it icky!

    I’ll let you know about tickets as soon as I do. I’ll open it up to anyone on the forum.

    The SWB games are April 24-25, July 28-29, August 31, Sept. 1-3.

    All games are 2 tickets, except for July 28 and Sept 1., where I got 3 tickets.
    _____
    Trish, SWB is also at PawSux from August 14-18. It is considered a SWB home game but it’s at McCoy.

  111. GreenBeret7 March 16th, 2012 at 11:11 am

    MTU March 16th, 2012 at 11:03 am
    Randy-

    I am a big Donovan fan.

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

    Me, too. Loved “Universal Soldier”, “Sunshine Superman”, “Hurdy-Gurdy Man” and “Atlantis”.

  112. Rich in NJ March 16th, 2012 at 11:12 am

    “do you think that burnett was helped or hurt by his intelligence level?”

    I don’t think the inability to repeat one’s mechanics are a consequence of what most people think of as intelligence.

  113. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 16th, 2012 at 11:14 am

    Thanks YF. I’ll get on those right away.

    :)

  114. The Genius Maker March 16th, 2012 at 11:15 am

    I think the Boomer example is a great one about intelligence. Catchers need to be intelligent because they need to see everything…of course you can’t see everything when you are in the bullpen :)

    Just kidding, there were plenty of catchers that were superior physical specimens, but they weren’t the sharpest knife. That being said, there is a valid reason why a lot of managers were catchers.

  115. Erin March 16th, 2012 at 11:16 am

    pat March 16th, 2012 at 10:48 am
    Erin

    If given 100 guesses on how he spent yesterday afternoon not even you could have come up with hanging out at Cookie Monsters Cloud Bounce?

    http://yfrog.com/z/h0vf3gcyj

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

    pat- that totally made my day. That’s awesome. :)

  116. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 16th, 2012 at 11:19 am

    Don’t how I missed those games! Maybe they were timed out when I was buying the others.

    :)

  117. austinmac March 16th, 2012 at 11:20 am

    GB and MTU,

    I loved Donovan as well. A good Scotsman.

  118. randy l. March 16th, 2012 at 11:21 am

    “I don’t think the inability to repeat one’s mechanics are a consequence of what most people think of as intelligence.”

    rich in nj-

    do you think that aj knew that’s what his problem was?

    that’s where intelligence would come in.

    once a player knows what he’s doing wrong, if he’s intelligent, he’s more likely to come up with a plan to remedy the problem.

    aj was a dumb ass. they’re’s no nice way to put it. you put mariano’s brain in aj’s body and mariano would be getting outs.

  119. Wave Your Hat March 16th, 2012 at 11:23 am

    I am hugely optimistic about the Yanks this year, but one popular optimism around here I don’t get.

    I just can’t climb on the Phil Hughes wagon. I expect his ERA to land somewhere between his 2010 and his 2011 ERA, but I don’t expect him to lead the major leagues in run support per game (by more than a run) the way he did in 2010, which in my view is going to translate to a mediocre 2012.

  120. Erin March 16th, 2012 at 11:24 am

    How can anybody not like Donovan?? ;)

  121. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 16th, 2012 at 11:25 am

    YF – when I tried to buy tickets I got this message:

    Note: You’ve selected an away game that WILL NOT be played at this team’s stadium.

    I think I’ll have to go right to McCoy.

  122. randy l. March 16th, 2012 at 11:26 am

    wave your hat-

    i agree on optimism on yanks in 2012.

    i’m for some reason feeling good about hughes.

    no particular reason except he seems to come back strong after a bad year. he doesn’t seem to put two in a row.

  123. Tackelberry March 16th, 2012 at 11:27 am

    MaineYankee March 16th, 2012 at 10:47 am
    MTU March 16th, 2012 at 10:43 am
    I think Hughes has suffered from “overanalytis” in the past.

    ——————————————————

    He doesn’t want to read here then.

    —————————————-

    Neither does Pineda

  124. mick March 16th, 2012 at 11:30 am

    I think Hughes has suffered from “overanalytis” in the past.
    ========================
    over-anal-ytis?
    he should blog here…maybe he does.

  125. Wave Your Hat March 16th, 2012 at 11:31 am

    randy,

    I hope you are right, because Phil appears to be the favorite over Garcia. I like Garcia myself, I think he managed to re-invent his career last year.

  126. CompassRosy March 16th, 2012 at 11:36 am

    @shannondrayer: Saw on the drive thru Phoenix on the way to Mesa for game an electronic billboard w/ad for mattress co “Peyton Manning please sleep here!”

    Ugh.
    Please, don’t let him choose Zona.

  127. yankeefeminista March 16th, 2012 at 11:40 am

    Trisha, you may have to buy them through SWB’s site b/c it’s their home series. Try this:http://www.milb.com/schedule/i.....038;y=2012

  128. yankeefeminista March 16th, 2012 at 11:41 am

    Oops, that sends you to the PawSux site…:?:

  129. jacksquat March 16th, 2012 at 11:45 am

    lineups:

    http://twitter.com/#!/MarcCari.....54/photo/1

  130. The Genius Maker March 16th, 2012 at 11:45 am

    randy l. March 16th, 2012 at 11:21 am

    “I don’t think the inability to repeat one’s mechanics are a consequence of what most people think of as intelligence.”

    rich in nj-

    do you think that aj knew that’s what his problem was?

    that’s where intelligence would come in.

    once a player knows what he’s doing wrong, if he’s intelligent, he’s more likely to come up with a plan to remedy the problem.

    aj was a dumb ass. they’re’s no nice way to put it. you put mariano’s brain in aj’s body and mariano would be getting outs.
    ************
    That is what a coach is supposed to do Randy. Was Granderson a dumb ass because he couldn’t hit lefties? Is he a genius now? or was he coached differently?

    AJ had two really good pitches, but his major issue was when the fastball slowed by 4 MPH he had one good pitch and another decent one. He always had issues with keeping his delivery consistent so when the fastball slowed he became mediocre

  131. GreenBeret7 March 16th, 2012 at 11:54 am

    randy l. March 16th, 2012 at 11:21 am
    “I don’t think the inability to repeat one’s mechanics are a consequence of what most people think of as intelligence.”

    rich in nj-

    do you think that aj knew that’s what his problem was?

    that’s where intelligence would come in.

    once a player knows what he’s doing wrong, if he’s intelligent, he’s more likely to come up with a plan to remedy the problem.

    aj was a dumb ass. they’re’s no nice way to put it. you put mariano’s brain in aj’s body and mariano would be getting outs.

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

    Would that make Koufax a dumbass for the first 6 years of his career, or Ryan, Randy Johnson or Mussina for a couple of years? Did he revert to dumbassism?

  132. MTU March 16th, 2012 at 11:55 am

    new thread —->

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