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Spring training Game 20: Yankees at Red Sox

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Gameday Thread on Mar 22, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (10-9)
Brett Gardner LF
Curtis Granderson CF
Andruw Jones RF
Eric Chavez 3B
Raul Ibanez DH
Brandon Laird 1B
Jose Gil C
Ramiro Pena 2B
Doug Bernier SS

RHP Adam Warren (0-0, 3.38)
Warren’s minor league career

RED SOX (9-7)
Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Dustin Pedroia 2B
Kevin Youkilis 3B
Adrian Gonzalez 1B
David Ortiz DH
Cody Ross LF
Ryan Sweeney RF
Kelly Shoppach C
Mike Aviles SS

RHP Aaron Cook (0-0, 0.00)
Cook vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 7:05 p.m., YES Network

WEATHER: Cloudy with a slight chance of rain. Temperatures in the 70s. Wind blowing right to left.

UMPIRES: HP Mark Lollo, 1B Tim Tschida, 2B Tim Timmons, 3B Manny Gonzalez

SOX PEN: Two former Yankees, Ross Ohlendorf and Mark Melancon, are both scheduled to pitch for the Red Sox tonight. LHP Jesse Carlson and RHP Scott Atchison are also scheduled to pitch.

SOUNDS FAMILIAR: While CC Sabathia was pitching in a minor league game in Tampa, Josh Beckett spent his afternoon pitchingin a minor league game in Fort Myers. Beckett also threw six innings. Team’s usually don’t like to have their starting pitchers face division teams late in spring training.

NEW PARK: The Red Sox new spring complex is actually called Fenway South. It has the same diminisions as Fenway Park in Boston and holds roughly 9,900 fans.

UPDATE, 7:16 p.m.: Warren works a 1-2-3 first inning getting through Ellsbury, Pedroia and Youkilis.

UPDATE, 7:37 p.m.: Warren looks pretty sharp through two scoreless. He’s allowed two singles, one on a ground ball that glanced off his own glove, and one on a sharp single to left-center (call it even because another linedrive was caught by Brett Gardner). He just got Kelly Shoppach to fly out, stranding runners at the corners in the second. It’s still a scoreless game after two.

UPDATE, 7:51 p.m.: Another 1-2-3 inning for Warren, capping the inning with a strikeout of Pedroia, who swung at a pitch that ultimately hit him. He’s out of the game.

UPDATE, 8:00 p.m.: Leadoff single by Gardner, RBI triple by Granderson, RBI single by Jones. It’s a 2-0 Yankees lead in the fourth. Pedroia, by the way, was pulled with a bruised forearm.

UPDATE, 8:06 p.m.: Doug Bernier really can do some things on defense. That’s a fine play up the middle to get Youkilis for the first out of the bottom of the fourth.

UPDATE, 8:11 p.m.: Quite an outing from Warren through four scoreless, now it’s Ross Ohlendorf on the mound for the Red Sox in the fifth. Laird leads off with a double off him.

UPDATE, 8:13 p.m.: Jose Gil just keeps getting hits. He singled to right to put runners at the corners, still with no outs.

UPDATE, 8:34 p.m.: Warren is finished after four scoreless, and Dellin Betances has come out of the bullpen with a strikeout and a fly out against his first two hitters.

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251 Responses to “Spring training Game 20: Yankees at Red Sox”

  1. Crawdaddy March 22nd, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    Free Pineda from the Crazies and send him to Yankee Stadium in April!

  2. stuckey March 22nd, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    Not gonna lose sleep over where Pineda starts one way or another.

    Just hope if the yankees send him down to start the year, they involve Pineda in every step of the decision.

    Sending a guy to AAA (with no home ballpark, heck, send him to Trenton) could be received very poorly given the ML year he had last year.

    Remember the excuse many members of this community granted Montero for his non-promotion last year? He underperformed for 3 full months, got a suspension and it wasn’t even a demotion for him.

    If he’s sent down, I’d think intellectual honestly would require he get a very LONG rope for how he handles it with some of you.

  3. Bret The Hitman March 22nd, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    It would seem kind of absurd if Pineda touches 95 or 96 in his next start and the Yankees send him to AAA to “work on his velocity”. Is the change-up not major league ready?

  4. Pat M. March 22nd, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    Pineda to AAA ??? Why ???

  5. GreenBeret7 March 22nd, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    Who between Pineda and Nova goes to AAA may come down to who Cashman and the yankees will handle it better. Pineda is pitching considerably better than Nova.

  6. Bret The Hitman March 22nd, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    Pat M.

    Because some sabr guy said so.

  7. Villa Nova-Ya March 22nd, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    No, Pat M. It’s just speculation.

    :)

  8. GreenBeret7 March 22nd, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    Cashman and the yankees ***think*** will handle it better.

  9. Jerkface March 22nd, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    Pineda to AAA ??? Why ???

    It has obvious service time/monetary benefits

  10. Bret The Hitman March 22nd, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    Sending down Nova fresh off a 16 win rookie season where he was senselessly demoted for one month to accommodate a broken Hughes borders on abuse.

  11. Jerkface March 22nd, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    Sending down Nova fresh off a 16 win rookie season where he was senselessly demoted for one month to accommodate a broken Hughes borders on abuse.

    Sending Nova down has obvious service time/monetary benefits

  12. BD (Boston Dave) March 22nd, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    Pat M,

    check out the article that (who posted it?) was posted in the last thread.

    It makes an interesting case for doing it. Not an obvious one… but it’s interesting.

  13. Bronx Jeers March 22nd, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    I don’t want Pineda going to AAA and traveling all over the boonies of NY state like a gypsy in the night. Those poor slobs are homeless. Watch the movie “Sugar” to see the what could happen to a Dominican in hillbilly country. :shock:

    Hell be washing dishes by

  14. Jerkface March 22nd, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    The Yankees have by and large been able to ignore the strategies that other clubs use to maximize service time for younger players, due to their ability to maintain quality players in free agency by spending money. If they really want to spend smarter, doing things like this is one of the steps they can take to maximize their young pitching.

  15. Bronx Jeers March 22nd, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    Edit.

    He’ll be washing dishes by August.

  16. Villa Nova-Ya March 22nd, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    If Nova is sent to AAA it will be because he had the worst spring of the group. He’ll handle it.

  17. Pat M. March 22nd, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    If Pettite comes back let’s say May 1st, Cashamn will trade Garcia and could move Nova to the 6th spot / swingman…….Unless Pineda has some issues I cannot imagine him in AAA….

  18. GreenBeret7 March 22nd, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    Nova was sent down to work on a pitch and it certainly made a difference when he returned. He is not pitching well this spring.

  19. BD (Boston Dave) March 22nd, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    1. Trade Garcia for something of value (not great value, but also not just a salary dump)
    2. Nova to AAA
    3. Pineda to AAA
    4. Trade Hughes (doesn’t seem like a good idea right now)
    5. Garcia rots/is wasted on the bench as the long man for 3-4 weeks

    If it’s not #1…. can you really just say “demoting Nova or Pineda is crazy!” ?

    As the article points out (and JF), there are obvious time/monetary benefits to doing that.

    Worth thinking about at least.

  20. kd March 22nd, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    that warren kid has some pretty good control. impressive

    bet the sox wish they had him over bard, who’s got velocity and no control

  21. BD (Boston Dave) March 22nd, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    “If they really want to spend smarter, doing things like this is one of the steps they can take to maximize their young pitching.”

    ———-

    what would the Rays do (WWRD) ?

    (assuming they were comfortable with the current payroll and were under no pressure to shed 2012 salary)

  22. Bronx Jeers March 22nd, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    Yeah send Nova. He’s probably already got girlfriends In every town so he won’t mind as much.

  23. GreenBeret7 March 22nd, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    This is the inning for Warren to impress the Yanks. Gonzalez, Ortis and Ross.

  24. BD (Boston Dave) March 22nd, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    GB7,

    would have loved to see Phelps against those 3… but Warren will do.

    Love having so many legit options in the system.

  25. BD (Boston Dave) March 22nd, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    Great AB for Warren.

    impressive

  26. Villa Nova-Ya March 22nd, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    Nice.

    Very nice. :)

  27. Jerkface March 22nd, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    Owned. What a terrible swing.

  28. Villa Nova-Ya March 22nd, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    So, if not deflected, was that ball fielded?

  29. Jerkface March 22nd, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    So, if not deflected, was that ball fielded?

    With the shift, probably.

  30. BD (Boston Dave) March 22nd, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    “So, if not deflected, was that ball fielded?”

    ———-

    looked like it definitely would have been

  31. BD (Boston Dave) March 22nd, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    Wow Ortiz is slow

  32. Jerkface March 22nd, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    I like what Warren has done FB wise so far but his secondary stuff hasn’t been great, not getting any swings or even looks.

  33. Villa Nova-Ya March 22nd, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    That park really looks a lot like Fenway.

    What level minor league facility is this for them?

  34. Jerkface March 22nd, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    I just want to say that if you’re interested in the difference between cultures, Phelps flying home to be with his wife giving birth would be absolutely unacceptable for a player in the NPB. Team first!

  35. Villa Nova-Ya March 22nd, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    Not too bad, I’d say.

  36. CountryClub March 22nd, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    I wouldn’t be shocked if DePaula sees Charleston this yr. he’s been under Yankees tutelage in the DR for over a yr.

  37. Bronx Jeers March 22nd, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    I just gotta message saying they’re charging that Sgt. with 17 murders. An ugly situation just got uglier.

  38. Pat M. March 22nd, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    Villa Nova -Ya….I was thinking the same thing about how beautiful that park is….Probably has a better infield…Amazing how many new ballparks there are in Florida and how incredibly nice they are as well……

  39. Jerkface March 22nd, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    I wouldn’t be shocked if DePaula sees Charleston this yr. he’s been under Yankees tutelage in the DR for over a yr.

    That would be really aggressive, but he is 21. So EST once he gets over, SI to get warmed up, late season run at charleston? Wouldn’t be bad for him…

  40. Villa Nova-Ya March 22nd, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    Pat M -

    I’ve never been to Fenway. Maybe I can avoid Boston and just go down to Florida!!! I’ve always liked “new.” LOL

  41. Villa Nova-Ya March 22nd, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    Pat M

    That cover over the seats in the outfield are reminiscent of Dodger Stadium, no?

  42. GreenBeret7 March 22nd, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    Bronx Jeers March 22nd, 2012 at 7:39 pm
    I just gotta message saying they’re charging that Sgt. with 17 murders. An ugly situation just got uglier.

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

    Regardless of the reason. absolutely no excuse. Military does have capital punishment.

  43. tomingeorgia March 22nd, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    GB7,
    Calley should have got it.

  44. Pat M. March 22nd, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    Villa Nova…..Yes they do resemble the roof over Pavilion seats

  45. GreenBeret7 March 22nd, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    tomingeorgia March 22nd, 2012 at 7:46 pm
    GB7,
    Calley should have got it.

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

    Yes, but, Westmoreland and Medina gave the orders. Calley knew it was an unlawful order. No excuse their, either.

  46. GreenBeret7 March 22nd, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    ***there***, either

  47. GreenBeret7 March 22nd, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    Warren is looking good after a tough 2nd inning with 23 pitches. Nice rebound inning

  48. tomingeorgia March 22nd, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    Calley was the reason I turned down OCS. It was the company I would have to keep. They were really scraping the bottom for LTs

  49. GreenBeret7 March 22nd, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    got to like that riding fastball not only strikes out the dwarf, but adds a little pain to the process.

  50. tomingeorgia March 22nd, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Nice inning for Warren.

  51. GreenBeret7 March 22nd, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    tomingeorgia March 22nd, 2012 at 7:51 pm
    Calley was the reason I turned down OCS. It was the company I would have to keep. They were really scraping the bottom for LTs

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

    Was never offered a chance for OCS. Perhaps it was my golf game and dating the Battalion Commander’s daughter in the back seat of her car.

  52. Jerkface March 22nd, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    Legendary Ellsbury fielding.

  53. GreenBeret7 March 22nd, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    Granderson, save those legs and triples until they count.

  54. tomingeorgia March 22nd, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    GB7,
    Perhaps a rash choice, though Snake Hoskins would approve.

  55. Bronx Jeers March 22nd, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    GB,

    I’ve read this could take years especially if they want to execute him and that there is no such thing as a guilty plea in a capital case. His lawyer already said his memory is patchy of the night.

    I thought they could have done it quicker. Military tribunal or whatever they do for war crimes.

  56. tomingeorgia March 22nd, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    I love triples!, particularly from Grandy!

  57. CountryClub March 22nd, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    That would be really aggressive, but he is 21. So EST once he gets over, SI to get warmed up, late season run at charleston? Wouldn’t be bad for him…

    ————

    Yeah, that’s what I was thinking. He’d obviously have to perform at each level. But I think it’s possible.

  58. Villa Nova-Ya March 22nd, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    I think Jones was safe, BUT good pick-off move by Cook. He’s AAA?

  59. Pat M. March 22nd, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    Face….You are kidding about Ellsbury right ??? Just making that play look close was an accomplishment, ball was smoked and out there like a 2 iron

  60. tomingeorgia March 22nd, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    Bronx,
    If it were a declared “war”, they could.

  61. Villa Nova-Ya March 22nd, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    Oh, man – Ibanez looked like he was going to get a hit…oh, well.

  62. GreenBeret7 March 22nd, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    What did the hour glass read on Ibanez to first base. I had forgotten about Cook’s move. It’s damned GOOD.

  63. Ys Guy March 22nd, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    they strung out the haditha massacre trial so long with delays and changing prosecutors, etc. that in the end they had to plea them out. they’ll do that same here.cya

  64. Jerkface March 22nd, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    You are kidding about Ellsbury right ??? Just making that play look close was an accomplishment, ball was smoked and out there like a 2 iron

    Bad route, funny attempt to stab a ball he overran. I’m fine with my comment on his fielding.

  65. GreenBeret7 March 22nd, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    Bronx Jeers March 22nd, 2012 at 7:59 pm
    GB,

    I’ve read this could take years especially if they want to execute him and that there is no such thing as a guilty plea in a capital case. His lawyer already said his memory is patchy of the night.

    I thought they could have done it quicker. Military tribunal or whatever they do for war crimes.

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

    It’ll take years. They won’t turn him over to the Afghan, though. US army has always tried their own. The last cobat soldier executed, in a war zone was Eddie Slovak, but, that was for cowadice under fire in WWII.

  66. Benny Blanco March 22nd, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    They yankees are now faced with a decision of sending either pineda or nova down. This is absolutely absurd. Nova has done everything the yankees have asked of him. He came into camp in shape, ready to pitch, and now faces the possibility of being sent to AAA because of his ST stats.

    I’m not saying the that the yankees should ignore his ST stats but at one point can you just go out and pitch—— and not have to worry about job security. I think Nova has earned that right.

    Now we have 7 pitchers for 5 spots and YES, I know injuries happen but what if everyone is pitching well? Now we have to disrupt the chemistry to insert andy into the rotation so that he can pitch and send down someone else to make room. Makes no SENSE!!!!

  67. Jerkface March 22nd, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    Michael Pineda to Triple-A? Brian Cashman hasn’t thought about it. “I know it’s been talked about publicly about how much of a situation that is, but the only thing I’d say is Hughes has options, Nova has options, he’s got options and Freddy doesn’t. … Focusing on one individual isn’t necessarily fair to tat individual. It seems like there are a lot of questions and focus on him.”

  68. tomingeorgia March 22nd, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    GB7,
    I thought that was for desertion.

  69. Ys Guy March 22nd, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    so benny were they supposed to tell andy to go give the mets a call?

  70. Pat M. March 22nd, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    Face…..Stick to your spreadsheets…..

  71. tomingeorgia March 22nd, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    I like the way the Yanks are playing tonight, taking every extra base. Fun to watch.

  72. Ys Guy March 22nd, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    nobody’s going to aaa at the start imo. garcia will be going to atlanta or flushing or somewhere else before that happens. that gives them another month of evaluation before andy becomes an issue (assuming he’s healthy and effective by then)

  73. GreenBeret7 March 22nd, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    On a board for a Court Martial, there are 5 officers after one is excused. The President of the Board in a capital court martial must be a general officer. It takes a general officer to sign the warrent (usually the soldier’s commanding general. Takes a unanimous board decision for execution.

  74. champ809 March 22nd, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    As much as I love Andy Ca$H basically made 1 move too many this offseason with the pitching. Kuroda right now is just a wasted sign. Andy could have helped had he been more decisive 2months ago and saved the headache that this is all causing.

    Assuming every body breaks camp healthy it would be a travesty and a misuse of assets If Nova, Hughes, Pineda don’t all get the opportunity to take the ball every 5th day for the major league club and build on their early success and establish themselves as legit major leaguers.

    If I were making the call and Pettite gets himself and in shape when he’s ready to go I’d trade Kuroda before I look to demote any of the kids unless their performance dictates it.

    It’s time to just give these kids the ball and let them run with it and stop jerking them around between the minors and the bronx or the rotation or the ‘pen every time they have a hiccup.

  75. Ys Guy March 22nd, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    i just finished a mock draft. i’m rounding into shape, i did very well i thought.

    i picked up arod as by CI at #78. he keeps dropping as the season nears.

  76. ron March 22nd, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    The reality is,somebody has to leave the rotation.
    2 when pettitte returns.

    Garcia is the easy choice,but he said he would pitch out of the pen.
    Look for him to be traded as soon as possible.

    The crazy thing is warren,phelp,mitchell are all probably ready,and hopefully banuelos,and betances next year.

    Something’s got to give.Hughes,if still pitching well,can’t be yanked because of his ace potential.
    If nova is pitching great,and pineda struggles,maybe pineda goes down,but i don ‘t see anybody but nova going down,unless a suprise trade like hughes,nova,or kuroda.
    Maybe the yankees ask kuroda to waive his ntc,but that would be a tough thing to ask a pitcher like him.

  77. Benny Blanco March 22nd, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    Ys Guy March 22nd, 2012 at 8:13 pm
    so benny were they supposed to tell andy to go give the mets a call?

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

    Absolutely NOT!

    I love andy…. But its going to cause problems “if” the rotation is rolling. I’m not saying everyone will be pitching great but it is a possibility. May will come around then someone will have to be sent down or traded.

  78. GreenBeret7 March 22nd, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    tomingeorgia March 22nd, 2012 at 8:12 pm
    GB7,
    I thought that was for desertion.

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

    You’re correct. It was desertion under fire. He never should have been in service. He was semi-crippled as was his wife and boarder-line retarded. he was Eisenhower’s example in WWII.

  79. Benny Blanco March 22nd, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    “As much as I love Andy Ca$H basically made 1 move too many this offseason with the pitching.”

    -=========

    BINGO!!

    There are nice to haves and need to haves

    I think andy signing was a nice to have move..JMO!

  80. Bret The Hitman March 22nd, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    This board has produced every possible scenario except the one where Hughes is dealt. We have scenarios where a guy with a no-trade clause (Kuroda) is traded or asked to waive his NTC. We have Nova in AAA after he has clearly earned his job security. We have Pineda going to AAA after an AS season. Yet Hughes has “ace potential” still. That’s really news to me.

  81. Villa Nova-Ya March 22nd, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    How was that Cashman’s mistake, though?

    He offered Andy mucho money before he signed Kuroda, and Andy said he wasn’t sure, so go ahead and do whatever you need to do. Cash waits too long and Andy says no, and Kuroda is in Japan, then what? I love Andy and if he’s healthy and productive it’ll be great to have him back, but he was not thinking about what his decision would mean to the rest of the staff when February/March rolled around and the Yankees already had one too many guys.

  82. tomingeorgia March 22nd, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    10 pitch walk for Grandy. A piece of work.

  83. Jerkface March 22nd, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    Face…..Stick to your spreadsheets…..

    I’ll do just fine sticking it to you and anyone else that fronts to this.

  84. ron March 22nd, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    Ys Guy

    Did you have your real draft yet?

  85. Villa Nova-Ya March 22nd, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    Hughes is not getting dealt. I’d be shocked. Unless it is for a player that is on no one’s radar, I don’t see it. Not only that, you don’t make any trades before you know that Andy Pettitte will stay healthy and effective.

  86. Jerkface March 22nd, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    We have Nova in AAA after he has clearly earned his job security.

    What job security has he earned? And how has Hughes not earned as much Job security?

  87. Ys Guy March 22nd, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    how did cash make 1 too many moves when he couldnt be sure andy was coming back? had he known for sure it would have been different, but you can’t go on “golly, gee i been thinkin i could still pitch but i’m not gunna take that ten million right now…”

  88. Jerkface March 22nd, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    By sending Nova to AAA they would remove the possibility that he becomes a super-2. Its an option if they can’t find someone to ship Garcia too.

  89. Bret The Hitman March 22nd, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    Still not one scenario where Hughes gets dealt. Reminds me of the Montero talk pre-trade.

  90. Jerkface March 22nd, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    Betances, what a surprise! Didn’t know he was going.

  91. Jerkface March 22nd, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    Still not one scenario where Hughes gets dealt. Reminds me of the Montero talk pre-trade.

    There are scenarios where Hughes gets dealt, you’ve entertained all of them while not entertaining any alternative scenario, why does anyone else have to also entertain scenarios you’ve already given us? Alternatives welcome.

    Betances is falling off the mound.

  92. stuckey March 22nd, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    “This board has produced every possible scenario except the one where Hughes is dealt.”

    ______________________________

    This is a weird thing to post.

    YOU produced this scenario.

    A LOT.

    Why doesn’t that count?

  93. Ys Guy March 22nd, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    ron, the ‘lohud’ draft is sunday night. and i’m in an auction league that drafts tuesday. i might join one more…

  94. Jerkface March 22nd, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    Betances hailing from the Pineda school on landing at 2nd base.

  95. GreenBeret7 March 22nd, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    Pat M., how about that blast from Laird? he really needs to get off to a hot start this year. Always been an issue…slow start and very streaky.

  96. tomingeorgia March 22nd, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    Betances is falling off the mound at 96.

  97. Ys Guy March 22nd, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    pre trade you couldn’t even suggest trading montero unless it was for king felix or you’d get bombarded.

  98. Jerkface March 22nd, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    pre trade you couldn’t even suggest trading montero unless it was for king felix or you’d get bombarded

    Trades for absolute aces/good position players were entertained, it was the constant need to shuffle him off for Joakim Soria and the ilk that were bombarded.

  99. GreenBeret7 March 22nd, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    Still needs to zero in the control. Should get it done this year in AAA.

  100. Ys Guy March 22nd, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    im at work and can’t watch, how’s my boy dellin looking tonight?

  101. ron March 22nd, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Hughes does have ace potential.

    You can’t risk trading you possible best young.
    The idea is to keep the best pitcher,not trade him.
    Now we don’t know yet who is the better pitcher,but right now hughes is the best pitcher in st.

    If he ever gets his curve back,makes his cutter better,and develops a better changeup,he will be the best pitcher on the team.

    Right now nova has nothing on hughes.Pineda neither.

    Just too risky to tradfe hughes,imo.

    I think nova goes before hughes.

  102. GreenBeret7 March 22nd, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Batter just saw his life flash before him.

  103. Bret The Hitman March 22nd, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    And the pitching depth now after Hughes parallels catching depth before Montero was dealt. After Montero you still had Martin, Cervelli, Romine, Murphy and Sanchez. You’ve got Hughes for that 5th spot and after him, Pettitte, Warren, Phelps, Mitchell, Betances, Banuelos, Campos, Depaula…

    And the funny thing is people will be shocked when Hughes is dealt.

  104. Pat M. March 22nd, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    Only Derek, Mariano and Alex have been with the Yanks longer than Phil Hughes……Well, I guess you can include Pettite now, but he was gone for awhile

  105. champ809 March 22nd, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    How does Kuroda have a no trade clause on a 1yr deal?

    I think Hughes will eventually get traded when Banny and Dellin are ready to come up…In a perfect outcome Hughes has a really strong year and re-establishes his trade value and becomes a big chip either @ the trade deadline or even better in the offseason.

    2013 ‘ro could very well be;

    CC
    Pineda
    Nova
    Banuelos
    Bettances

    with Hughes being traded in a package like IPK for Grandy type deal. As an example the Yanks trade Hughes to the Royals for Alex Gordon who becomes the LF with Gardy sling over to CF and Grandy in RF…something like Hughes/Phelps/Corban Joseph for Gordon + a 2nd player would be interesting.

  106. Ys Guy March 22nd, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    i never make trade proposals but just my belief that he was going to be traded was very unpopular.

  107. GreenBeret7 March 22nd, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    Not a bad inning for Betances. Get better the next inning.

  108. MG March 22nd, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Betances just doesn’t impress me tonight or any other time I’ve seen him throw. Too inconsistent in his delivery.

    ESPN has him mostly at 89-90, there was one at 94. Does the YES gun have him throwing harder than that?

  109. Jerkface March 22nd, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    And the funny thing is people will be shocked when Hughes is dealt.

    Do you think that Nova would be traded being that he could return the better possible player?

  110. Ys Guy March 22nd, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    im guessing your suggestion of handing two rookies rotation spots is going to be as poorly recieved as my montero belief… :)

  111. MG March 22nd, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    The chance of both Banuelos and Betances both being in the rotation in 2013 is about the same as the chance of the Mets winning it all this year.

  112. Ys Guy March 22nd, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    i can assure you that betances can be very impressive at times. he can’t do it all the time yet which is his problem to overcome, and ofcourse there is no guarantee he ever will. but he can be quite impressive when he gets it going.

  113. Bret The Hitman March 22nd, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    And you have Cashman who once boasted of the high number of GM’s inquiring about Ian Kennedy, how Noesi was hitting 97 in the DR and how Montero is Miguel Cabrera and Albert Pujols.

    This same source is now pumping Hughes as one of the best young guns in the game.

    And nobody gets it.

  114. GreenBeret7 March 22nd, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    man…hate to see a player hit the wall with his glove folded under like that of Sweeney. Too much like griffey back when.

  115. Bret The Hitman March 22nd, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    Not even Stuckey

  116. Jerkface March 22nd, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    This same source is now pumping Hughes as one of the best young guns in the game.

    He has pumped up Hughes every season, and failed to include him in trades when asked.

  117. ron March 22nd, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    Ys Guy

    I had mine suday.Points league,9 teams.

    No era,whip,ba,obp.

    arencibia
    fielder
    uggla
    astrubral cabrera
    longoria
    bruce
    konerko
    michael morse
    ortiz
    montero
    berkman
    kipnis
    bonifacio
    fowler

    j johnson
    shields
    hamels
    sanchez
    hughes
    minor
    marmol
    storen
    f cordero
    sergio santos
    brandon beachy

  118. Tar March 22nd, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    The ball was in the glove when he swung

  119. MG March 22nd, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    boy, Ibanez looks just awful at the plate…

  120. Jerkface March 22nd, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    The ball was in the glove when he swung

    Its a timing issue, mainly that by the time his bat moves the ball is by him

  121. Bret The Hitman March 22nd, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    Right and Montero was only offered for Cliff Lee and Halladay so anything short of Kershaw meant no deal.

  122. GreenBeret7 March 22nd, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    Not a good at bat for Laird.

  123. stuckey March 22nd, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    Bret,

    You’re venturing into very peculiar territory.

    If you’re looking for someone to agree Hughes could get traded, I volunteer.

    I think Hughes could get traded. I think Nova could get traded. I think Banuelos and Betances could get traded. I think Pineda could get traded under the right circumstances.

    if you’re fixated on finding someone to agree with you that the ONLY pitcher that could, should and will be traded is Hughes, I’d suggest you’d ask yourself why you’re so fixated on this very specific thing.

  124. Ys Guy March 22nd, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    ron, you draft like i do, very strong in the weak positions. i take it montero is that rookie kid i been hearing about… i LOVE hamels this yr. also marmol and s. santo are very strong picks.
    i’ve been doing mostly 12 team drafts so its hard to do the conversion but that team looks very strong!

  125. MG March 22nd, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Jerkface March 22nd, 2012 at 8:47 pm
    The ball was in the glove when he swung

    Its a timing issue, mainly that by the time his bat moves the ball is by him
    ————————–
    or it could be another timing issue-he needs to be 3 years younger…

  126. champ809 March 22nd, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    in fact a trade of Hughes/ Phelps/ Corban Joseph for Gordon and Tim Collins would work for both sides. Phil could be a #1 in KC with a nice nucleus of young kids ready to take off and lead a staff that would include Danny Duffy, Mike Montgomery, Jake Oddirizzi, Aaron Crow with Phelps rounding out that group and Corban Joseph would be a nice good hitter for them to play @ 2B.

    The Yanks would get an all star caliber LH hitter to play + d and by sliding Gardy over to Cf and Grandy in Rf they get + D all around the OF. Grandy’s arm might be lil short to play RF but for 1 season he could play there. Collins gives them a power LH RP in the mold of Billy Wagner…lil guy throws 98 to add to a pen of Joba/DRob/Soriano/Logan which could be filthy.

  127. GreenBeret7 March 22nd, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Bret is the “male” version of Betsy.

  128. Bret The Hitman March 22nd, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Because the prospect hugging of Hughes never ended so it reminds me of Montero pre-trade where this board was group think and unpleasant. Some are determined to keep it group think.

  129. Bret The Hitman March 22nd, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    And Green Beret is the male version of Nurse Karloff.

  130. DocTodd March 22nd, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    This stadium really does look like Fenway. It’s uncanny! I am wondering if they imported a bunch of vermin the size of large cats, and sprinkled a few gallons of piss around to duplicate the odor of Fenway?

  131. GreenBeret7 March 22nd, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    Betances…don’t let them pull the ball to third. You’ll have to bury your third baseman on the field.

  132. DocTodd March 22nd, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    Ibanez is saving his good swings for when the games count.

  133. Bret The Hitman March 22nd, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    Champ,

    I can see Hughes for Alex Gordon but here’s my issue with it. I think the Royals would want more. They traded one year of control on Melky for 3 years of Jonathon Sanchez. Gordon is thought to be a better ballplayer than Melky and the Royals have him for 2 years instead of just 1. Hughes is on part with Sanchez statistically yet he’s not a lefty and he has only 2 years of control.

    An eyeball test tells me the Royals would want more than Hughes for A. Gordon.

  134. Ys Guy March 22nd, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    ruth was traded, frank robinson was, jackie robinson, too, tom seaver, tony perez, pete rose!

    hughes? pffft!

    and im a big fan of phils!

  135. GreenBeret7 March 22nd, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    Hughes is on ***part*** with what?

  136. stuckey March 22nd, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    Bret,

    As a general rule, I’ve never understood why anyone would express unwielding conviction in trying to predict baseball, be it future transactions or performance.

    I’ve become to believe one of the most predictable thing about baseball is unpredictability.

    But in all straightforwardness, you seem to often display some of these unwielding conviction.

    You may not have a group behind you, but you sure to seem to have a very rigid “think” about certain things.

  137. stuckey March 22nd, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    An eyeball test tells me the Royals would want more than Hughes for A. Gordon.

    ________________________

    If he’d even be available (which he may not be), that’s likely true.

  138. Tar March 22nd, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    The ball seeks to be slipping out of his hand a lot. Is he sweating a lot? I cant tell. I only seen him grab the rosin bag once though. Maybe he needs to dry his hand off more often.

  139. mick March 22nd, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    WOW…Indy at the buzzer with the 3 to beat KY.

  140. Ys Guy March 22nd, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    champs proposal was; ” a trade of Hughes/ Phelps/ Corban Joseph for Gordon and Tim Collins would work for both sides.”

  141. Pat M. March 22nd, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    YS Guy……Keep in mind, Phil Hughes is 25…This not to say he’s not tradable, but all the guys you so correctly mentioned were old guys with contract issues to a degree…….

  142. Ys Guy March 22nd, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    damn i missed ky going down? damn work!

  143. Bret The Hitman March 22nd, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    Stuckey,

    Well maybe that’s something we share in common. We’re not vulnerable to context. Maybe the difference is I pick a position and you stay neutral. But that probably works for you in your life and what I do works for me.

  144. Jerkface March 22nd, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    The royals only got 1 year of Sanchez, he is a fA in 2013.

  145. mick March 22nd, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    Coach Cal can’t win the big one.

  146. GreenBeret7 March 22nd, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    Erik Boland ? @eboland11

    Details Shoot, I forgot to ask Pettitte and Cashman about Tebow

  147. Ys Guy March 22nd, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    good point pat. so let’s go with pedro martinez and randy johnson…

  148. Tar March 22nd, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    Y’s

    Ky plays tomorrow.

  149. Nick in SF March 22nd, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    mick, were you watching the Kentucky game on ESPN Classic or on a futurecast?

  150. jr1212 March 22nd, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    Mick,

    The KY game is tomorrow…..

  151. GreenBeret7 March 22nd, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    Betances being around Pineda and sabathia can only help him out, trying to pitch as a tall man and wide body.

  152. GreenBeret7 March 22nd, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    Much better inning for betances.

  153. Ys Guy March 22nd, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    kornhieser said something like’ this is new york, they’ll cheer for tebow to get in but if he can’t win, they’ll boo so loud that they’ll hear it in heaven.’

  154. GreenBeret7 March 22nd, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    The sin of the 3 walks were buried by the 4 strikeouts.

  155. Jerkface March 22nd, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    Aaron Cook interview over the betances inning was annoying, do we really need to see Aaron Cook?? Just give audio, I hate the obsession with using as little tv real estate as possible for interviews during a lvie sporting event. Put him in a little PIp box or something

  156. jacksquat March 22nd, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    I enjoyed seeing the Red Sox being owned by our minor league starters.

  157. Ys Guy March 22nd, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    “The sin of the 3 walks were buried by the 4 strikeouts.”

    that’s my boy! i saw him have one of those 3 walk innings in trenton, there was a dp in the middle and a 3 pitch k to end it. it came up all zeroes on the scoreboard….

  158. GreenBeret7 March 22nd, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    No question about it. Melancon hates Vazquez.

  159. GreenBeret7 March 22nd, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Eventually, Betances will figure out how to regroup after a bit of wildness and cut off the rallies at the knees.

  160. luis March 22nd, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    Good evening everyone,

    Just checking in….Loved the way the kids have basically given a little taste of whats coming in the next few years….Warren was impressive, he handled much of the top of the line up of the Sux, which is amazing…

  161. ctyankeefan. March 22nd, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    By the way, did anyone see yesterdays game on ESPN where the woman interviewed Teix saying the critics were down on his defense from last year and what he did to get better? I was just as confused as Teix was when he went to answer the question lol

  162. GreenBeret7 March 22nd, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    Those fans sitting behind first base don’t realize how dangerous it is when Toussen cuts loose with a throw.

  163. Ys Guy March 22nd, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    cty we were discussing that on here when she asked it. what the hell was she talking about.

    tex kinda laughed it off with a quizzical look and went ‘full jeter’

  164. luis March 22nd, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    With Betances it is usually the first inning, the important thing is that he is able to adjust, not many kid can do that in the middle of a game.

  165. luis March 22nd, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    Molina had to make that play

  166. GreenBeret7 March 22nd, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    Gil looks like he came out to far to get the throw.

  167. GreenBeret7 March 22nd, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    My error, Luis. that was Molina. still, that non-play by Toussen really hurt.

  168. ctyankeefan. March 22nd, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    I caught that interview late last night. Glad someone else noticed haha I wonder if she came up with that question or if someone had her ask. Either way, way to be clueless lol

  169. Jerkface March 22nd, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    Corey Wade getting lit up.

  170. mick March 22nd, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    Oh. My bad. I didn’t do the brackets this year. That was last years game. Sorry.
    Still got a kick out of it.

  171. GreenBeret7 March 22nd, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    Red sox must be happy to see pitches below the speed limit. Time for venditte…just because.

  172. GreenBeret7 March 22nd, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    Toussen does not look comfortable on grounders and pop-ups. Scary.

  173. Nick in SF March 22nd, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    Don’t quit your day job, mick.

  174. mick March 22nd, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    mick, were you watching the Kentucky game on ESPN Classic or on a futurecast?
    =====================
    nick, a pastcast.

  175. luis March 22nd, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    Yup GB, it hurt… I don’t know what’s going on with Wade, is he using that three quarter arm slot again or is it the angle of the camera?

  176. GreenBeret7 March 22nd, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    Will be interesting to see if Wade can be as effective as last year. This would have been an all kid staff tonight and not let the Red sox even sniff Wade.

  177. Ys Guy March 22nd, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    im not watching the game but someone said gil came out to far to get a throw. i’ve seen several catchers either come up or drop back to take throws from the OF and let the guy score instead of trying to make a play at the plate. that’s the smart play in ST. if only someone had told cervelli a few years back…

  178. Jerkface March 22nd, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    Will be interesting to see if Wade can be as effective as last year.

    Relief in general is highly variable, so I don’t see why he couldn’t be effective (2 era might be asking a lot). His strengths are 2 offspeed pitches and command of his FB and both of those. He doesn’t walk guys, gets his share of K’s, but its not overpowering.

    On a bad day he won’t be able to get out of jams on pure stuff like say robertson or joba could.

  179. luis March 22nd, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    Will be interesting to see if Wade can be as effective as last year

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

    I’m not sure about tonight, but last time he started using a three quarter arm slot with very poor results. The second he came with an over the shoulder arm slot and did much better, i wonder who is tweaking with his mechanics.

  180. GreenBeret7 March 22nd, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    Always thought Maruszac would have been better than he has shown.

  181. GreenBeret7 March 22nd, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    Angelini just never figured it out with the bat or glove

  182. jacksquat March 22nd, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    Raul Ibanez: .054

    Gustavo Molina: .545

  183. GreenBeret7 March 22nd, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    Ys Guy March 22nd, 2012 at 9:46 pm
    im not watching the game but someone said gil came out to far to get a throw. i’ve seen several catchers either come up or drop back to take throws from the OF and let the guy score instead of trying to make a play at the plate. that’s the smart play in ST. if only someone had told cervelli a few years back…

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    I said it, but, it turns out that it was Molina and not Gil.

  184. GreenBeret7 March 22nd, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Molina came up, but after catching the throw backed up behind the third base foul line. Could have been a broken arm if he had tried to tag the runner in the front of the body instead of his back..

  185. luis March 22nd, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    GB7,

    Angelini almost made an incredible play

  186. GreenBeret7 March 22nd, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Angelini was too shocked to make a throw.

  187. GreenBeret7 March 22nd, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    Angelini was a 10th round pick for $1 mil around 2007. 18 year old high schooler

  188. rm March 22nd, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    Wade could be the one that gets sent down instead of Nova/Pineda/Hughes

  189. luis March 22nd, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    Too bad, he never figure it out….I remember when they drafted him, everybody was very excited about him

  190. GreenBeret7 March 22nd, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    No shame in this game. The kids did well. Only 3 and a half regulars and one veteran pitcher.

  191. luis March 22nd, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    I lost the feed, but Kontos looked very good, nice CU. I thought that he didn’t have good off speed pitches.

  192. Tar March 22nd, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    Valentine is an idiot.

  193. Pat M. March 22nd, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    Good game …..S

  194. Tar March 22nd, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    Haha joe is getting back at him. Good for Jor!!!

  195. Gary March 22nd, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    Even though it’s ST it’s a lousy finish to the game here. Wade was pretty bad.

  196. GreenBeret7 March 22nd, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    All-star Game Rules in play tonight.

  197. GreenBeret7 March 22nd, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    Lot of good stuff from the Baby bombers

  198. luis March 22nd, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    Sorry what happened? Tie game?, what did Bobby V did?

  199. GreenBeret7 March 22nd, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    Not a peep from Abraham all game other than two references to his main squeeze, Bruce Springsteen. Then a fast 10 messages. He squirted all of the jelly out of his donut in excitement.

  200. Tar March 22nd, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    Luis
    He put on the squeeze play in the bottom of the 9th to tie the score. Doing it in a ST is just kind of dumb move IMO.

  201. Rich in NJ March 22nd, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    Valentine has issues, but he is a good manager.

  202. luis March 22nd, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    Tar March 22nd, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    Luis
    He put on the squeeze play in the bottom of the 9th to tie the score. Doing it in a ST is just kind of dumb move IMO.

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

    Thanks Tar, yes it dumb…

  203. jacksquat March 22nd, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    Their starting lineup still got owned by two of our minor league starters for 7 innings.

  204. GreenBeret7 March 22nd, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    Tar March 22nd, 2012 at 10:15 pm
    Luis
    He put on the squeeze play in the bottom of the 9th to tie the score. Doing it in a ST is just kind of dumb move IMO.

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    No surprise there. First game of ST was against a college team. 7th inning 19-1 lead, he had runners stealing bases. I’m sure there will be words said in the post game interview about Girardi walking out.

  205. GreenBeret7 March 22nd, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    valentine is as bad as Madden, LaRussa and Scoisca and prior to them, Billy Martin. They honestly believe they’re smarter than every other manager and believe they invented the game.

  206. Ys Guy March 22nd, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    i just read where valentine said melancon ‘looked good backing up the bases’ after he got bombed the other day….now that’s funny.
    valentine has a whole lot of issues but he can crack you up sometimes…

  207. Tar March 22nd, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    Luis

    Joe had a look like he didn’t appreciate it. Valentine thought they were going to play extra innings and Joe said no that’s it. The Yankees walked off the field. I liked that part. :D

  208. Jerkface March 22nd, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    @DavidWaldstein

    Valentine not happy game was called after 9. Said it wasn’t courteous and that Yankees had plenty of pitching left. Girardi said he didn’t.

    check mate

  209. Pat M. March 22nd, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    Tar……Bobby V. just put that in the heads of The Yanks and every other club in The AL…….Mikey Scioscia used to do this quite alot when he first took over the Halos…..It’ll be in the back of their minds….

  210. Rich in NJ March 22nd, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    I’d take Maddon in a heartbeat. And the way Girardi talks to the media, he’s hardly any different.

  211. blake March 22nd, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    Really nice day for Warren and Betances….the ESPN gun was screwy and slow….Warren had really good fastball command and throws strikes and the last two outings for Betances have been the best I’ve personally seen him throw….I think he got squeezed a little bit at times but his stuff is electric….if he can get just a little more consistent with his delivery then look out.

    Also….Bernier is nasty with the glove….he’s a nice guy to have around….

  212. luis March 22nd, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    Tar March 22nd, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    Luis

    Joe had a look like he didn’t appreciate it. Valentine thought they were going to play extra innings and Joe said no that’s it. The Yankees walked off the field. I liked that part. :D

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

    OMG! good for him!…A squeeze play in ST?….I guess Bobby V is doing his best to stir the bad blood between the teams.

  213. Tar March 22nd, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    Pat m

    Better to surprise them, than to warn them about it.

    1 out in the bottom of the 9 th in spring training and you are playing for a tie? That’s just ????????

  214. GreenBeret7 March 22nd, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    Bernier would be ok if he could hit, or run.

  215. Ys Guy March 22nd, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    i like maddon alot. glad to not have tito in the division anymore. valentine will burn out the clubhouse and wear out his welcome pretty quick so having him up there is like money in the bank…

  216. luis March 22nd, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    blake March 22nd, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    Really nice day for Warren and Betances….the ESPN gun was screwy and slow….Warren had really good fastball command and throws strikes and the last two outings for Betances have been the best I’ve personally seen him throw….I think he got squeezed a little bit at times but his stuff is electric….if he can get just a little more consistent with his delivery then look out.

    Also….Bernier is nasty with the glove….he’s a nice guy to have around….

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

    Yes, Betances needs to be a little more consistent on his mechanics, but he is able to adjust in the middle of the game, that’s not easy to do. I think he is a keeper.

  217. GreenBeret7 March 22nd, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    Maddon’s too gimicky, with the hair cut changes, different colors, different clothes for road trips, football helmets during interviews. These are supposed to be professional players. Having a little fun is one thing, but, that crap is little league or junior high.

  218. blake March 22nd, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    I was impressed how Warren attacked at least part of the Sox A lineup with his fastball…..tarheel

  219. Ys Guy March 22nd, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    All aboard the Big Dellin B Bandwagon! it’s gonna be a good ride!

  220. pat March 22nd, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    PeteAbe
    Valentine upset the Yankees didn’t want to play 10 innings. Called it “discourteous” and said they had pitching. Girardi said they didn’t

  221. Pat M. March 22nd, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    GB….I think Madden is the best in the game

  222. Ys Guy March 22nd, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    gb the players like it, and the fans….well there aren’t any, so if it works, why quit? he’s having fun, they are having fun, he keeps it loose..

  223. blake March 22nd, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    Bobby V never stops talking

  224. blake March 22nd, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    “GB….I think Madden is the best in the game”

    he’s got a strong case for it….

  225. Tar March 22nd, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    “said it wasn’t courteous”

    Haha good one Bobby. How about playing for a tie in ST when you know the other team has a long drive home. What a knucklehead.

  226. blake March 22nd, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    I feel like they are trying to make Shoppach look as much like Varitek as possible…..wonder if he’ll catch Beckett and wear a C on his jersey to make him feel better.

  227. pat March 22nd, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    PeteAbe
    Yankees travel roster lists six pitchers who didn’t get in the game.

  228. GreenBeret7 March 22nd, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    Of course, Abraham and valentine failed to mention that the yanks have a 2 hour + road trip back to Tampa and a split squad double header tomorrow afternoon in seperate cities.

  229. blake March 22nd, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    are the Red Sox seriously making an issue out of the final score of a spring training game?

    I know it’s spring training but Ibanez has no bat speed….

  230. GreenBeret7 March 22nd, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    Pat M. March 22nd, 2012 at 10:34 pm
    GB….I think Madden is the best in the game

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    Just my opinion, but, like the others I mentioned along with guillen, I have zero use for. I’m sure that they are concerned about it…but, there it is.

  231. luis March 22nd, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    I know it’s spring training but Ibanez has no bat speed….

    He does….If he swings tonight, the bat might hit something tomorrow.

  232. blake March 22nd, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    Yankeesource ? @YankeeSource

    Raw but high velocity arm up to 97 (on some guns 99), mechanics, work ethic, good feel. RT @mrnicweber what do you know of the depaula kid.

    have Andrew Marchand Jon Heyman confirmed those velocities?

  233. GreenBeret7 March 22nd, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    valentine calls it discourtious, huh? What is waving bye to a manager that’s thrown out of a game?

  234. Gary March 22nd, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    Nova and Kuroda pitching Friday. Trying to figure out who will pitch the Sunday game we are going to. I think he pitches Freddie on Saturday and Pineda on Sunday?

  235. Pat M. March 22nd, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    GB….I understand the buses are my better than they were 40 years ago, but it’s still a drag after a night game and get back at 1 in the morning….

  236. Tar March 22nd, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    2nd and 3rd with one out in the bottom of the 9th and you squeeze????? In spring training????? Not courteous, are they kidding. It’s a joke right, haha Bobby’s being funny?

  237. blake March 22nd, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    “He does….If he swings tonight, the bat might hit something tomorrow.”

    I hope he finds it because it would help the team….but I’m not very optimistic based on how he looked last year and this spring…..he just looks lost up there

  238. Gary March 22nd, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    Pat M. March 22nd, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    GB….I understand the buses are my better than they were 40 years ago, but it’s still a drag after a night game and get back at 1 in the morning….

    ___________________________________________________________________________

    I’ve made the trip from FT Myers to Tampa many times. It’s really a pretty short hop up I-75 your pretty much there before you know it

  239. GreenBeret7 March 22nd, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    Pat M. March 22nd, 2012 at 10:43 pm
    GB….I understand the buses are my better than they were 40 years ago, but it’s still a drag after a night game and get back at 1 in the morning….

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    Add in shower time, go to the park to pick up your ride, get something to eat, go to where you stay. If they get to sleep by 3-4 AM they’ll be lucky.

  240. Nick in SF March 22nd, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    I was talking on the phone while watching and they showed footage of soome tool riding a bike and dressed like he was competing in the Tour de France.

    Was that Bobby V????

  241. Tar March 22nd, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    Good night Yankee fans.

  242. luis March 22nd, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    Gary,

    Is at least a two hour drive…That’s no short hop, especially late at night

  243. luis March 22nd, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    GN Tar

  244. GreenBeret7 March 22nd, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    One thing you can bet…this game time start tonight with the Yanks scheduled to play a split squad 2 game set tomorrow was not done by accident.

  245. pat March 22nd, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    eboland11

    Valentine: “They had plenty of pitching.” Said “I don’t set protocol.” and “Joe knows better than I. I guess you just walk off the field.”

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