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Bits and pieces from a rainy day in Boston

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Notes on Apr 22, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Aside from the coaching staff, the Yankees never actually came to Fenway Park this afternoon. The team knew roughly when the Red Sox would make their decision on whether or not to play, so Joe Girardi rescheduled the buses to let the players stay at the hotel if they could.

They’ll fly to Texas later tonight.

As it stands, there is no makeup date for tonight’s rainout, but Girardi mentioned the three-game series immediately before the all-star break. There’s a mutual off day on the Thursday before that series starts. The team could play a makeup game that day, or they could use the off day and the all-star break to make it a little easier to deal with a double header during that weekend series.

“If you have an off day before a double header, it’s a little easier to manage,” Girardi said. “And then, you know you have an off day shortly after, it’s a little easier to manage. I don’t get too involved with it. A lot of times it comes up with the players, what they decide to do. It’s nice knowing you have an off day on both sides if you do have a double header.”

As you can imagine, notes were pretty light this afternoon. It’s been raining pretty steadily here in Boston and it’s supposed to get worse and worse as it gets later and later.

• Nothing new on Michael Pineda. He’s been back to a doctor in Tampa, but he won’t see Dr. Ahmad until tomorrow in New York. Girardi said there won’t be anything new until tomorrow’s visit. Brian Cashman has confirmed that Pineda will have a dye contrast MRI.

• Joba Chamberlain is coming to New York next week. He’ll see Dr. Ahmad on Thursday just to have his ankle checked out, and he should be with the team over the weekend. He’s been throwing with his leg on a stool. Girardi said he’s been doing that for a while now.

• Andy Pettitte’s plan remains the same: He’ll pitch for Trenton on Wednesday.

• The Yankees plan to stick with 13 pitchers through the Texas series. “Then we’ll reevaluate where we are,” Girardi said.

• Girardi said he’ll wait to decide whether to skip Freddy Garcia over the weekend. Still absolutely no plans of moving David Phelps into the rotation.

• Until reporters asked about it, Girardi had not realized that Hiroki Kuroda would be lined up to face Yu Darvish. “I can’t imagine (the reaction in Japan),” Girardi said. “I really can’t. What time will it be there? They’re like 13 hours ahead of us, so, 8 o’clock in the morning? There’s going to be a lot of people late for work. They should make it a day off.”

• One interesting thing in talking to Girardi about Phil Humber’s perfect game: As a former catcher, Girardi’s reaction wasn’t about whether or not the final pitch was a swing, he was focused entirely on A.J. Pierzynski getting the out at first base. Girardi said he had no thoughts on whether it was a swing, he just wanted to see the catcher get the out. “I would have felt really bad for A.J. if the guy had been safe,” Girardi said. “I know for me, that was a huge fear.”

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284 Responses to “Bits and pieces from a rainy day in Boston”

  1. Rich in NJ April 22nd, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    Repost:

    “The only person who is directly responsible for his failure and success is Hughes IMO as well, and there is zero assurance that he will refine his secondary pitches in the minor. Its put up and shut up time.”

    Hughes bears responsibility for staying in shape, but beyond that, it’s unreasonable to expect someone who was never given sufficient mL innings to develop his secondary pitches to just come to the ML and develop his secondary pitches.

    The person(s) who have reached put up/shut up time in terms of development are Cashman and his people, let alone for his trades for starting pitchers.

  2. GreenBeret7 April 22nd, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    Tampa Yanks beat Dunedin 6-4 with Turley getting the win and Montgomery get his 3rd save, but, he didn’t make it easy.

    Campos got hit around a bit today, 6 innings, 8 hits, 2 runs, 1 walk, 5 strikeouts. 88 pitches, 61 strikes, 8 ground outs, 1 fly out. He did strike out one of Toronto’s top prospect, Josh Bell 3 times.

    Final box score of Tampa Yanks.

    http://www.milb.com/milb/stats…..a_tbyafa_1

  3. luis April 22nd, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    luis April 22nd, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    MTU April 22nd, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    Luis-

    Donde esta Hugo ?

    Muerto ?

    :)

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

    That’s the rumor ;) But people with reliable info tell me that he is alive for the time being. Apparently he is scheduled to return to the country either tonight or tomorrow. I wouldn’t be surprised if the latter were the case.

    On the bright side, things are getting worse for him by the minute. Down here, things are very tense. Since the Supreme Court Justice escaped to the US and is cooperating with DEA there are a lot of people nervous down here. Things could get dicey in a hurry.

  4. tomingeorgia April 22nd, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    GB7,
    If you haven’t already seen this, take a look:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....ture=email

  5. luis April 22nd, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    No decision to put Phelps on the rotation!!… He has earned it, he should be put in place of Freddy

  6. Against All Odds April 22nd, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    Phelps will get his shot in due time.

  7. luis April 22nd, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    Tom,

    Are this ladies related to nurse Karloff? ;)

  8. MTU April 22nd, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    luis-

    Thanks. I was just wondering about the commandante’s welfare.

    His days are numbered is my guess. And the number is a small one.

    As far as Phelps goes I kinda agree that he has earned a shot.

    Don’t know if he’ll get it though.

  9. tomingeorgia April 22nd, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    luis,
    In Georgia, little old ladies carry 9mm pistols, or Colt .357 s. Good for them!

  10. randy l. April 22nd, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    luis-

    yaz was a yankee fan.

    his dad didn’t want him to sign with the yankees because the yankees were so loaded with talent in those days.

    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1603637/bio

  11. luis April 22nd, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    tomingeorgia April 22nd, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    luis,
    In Georgia, little old ladies carry 9mm pistols, or Colt .357 s. Good for them!

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

    Wow! Can they handle the kick!?…A friend of mine had a Colt .357 with a 2 inch barrel, he couldn’t hit a target 5 meters away!1 LOL

  12. Cashmoney April 22nd, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    Hughes bears responsibility for staying in shape, but beyond that, it’s unreasonable to expect someone who was never given sufficient mL innings to develop his secondary pitches to just come to the ML and develop his secondary pitches.
    ———-
    It’s unreasonable to think you can’t develop your secondary pitches on ML either Rich. the reality is probably he wont be sent down. If that is case and you think C and Co bares the responsibility to send him down and is at fault if not done so, you are entitled to your opinion. what I am saying is this, developing secondary offering or refining is still ultimately on Hughes and not anyone else despite ML might not be the best atmosphere to do it under. In summation it’s on Hughes.

  13. tomingeorgia April 22nd, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    luis,
    They don’t use them from more than 5 feet. Makes a satisfying noise and a big hole. I’d advise a .38 special, but the noise isn’t as good. Every time I hear or read a story about a punk or punks trying to carjack a woman in a store parking lot, and she draws a gun and dispatches one or more of them, I get a warm feeling.

  14. luis April 22nd, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    Thanks Randy, very good read….And makes me wonder what if….But as i said earlier he was a classy guy, he probably has his Yankee roots to thank for ;)

  15. tomingeorgia April 22nd, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    luis,
    But these ladies did fine with a Bible, shopping bag and an umbrella!

  16. Jerkface April 22nd, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    Hughes came to the majors with secondary pitches. He lost them. That wasn’t the fault of some kind of lack of mnior league time. When he got called up he had a bomb curve and a change up he had faith in.

  17. luis April 22nd, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    MTU,

    I just got some info….He may have had a Cardiac attack about two hours ago.

  18. luis April 22nd, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    Tom,

    They are tough ladies in deed!

  19. Jerkface April 22nd, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    Blame injuries, he had enough time in the minors.

  20. MTU April 22nd, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    Thanks for the update Luis.

    Viva Venezuela Libre !

    :)

  21. tomingeorgia April 22nd, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    let it be so. And hope for the best.

  22. Against All Odds April 22nd, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    His stuff was nasty when he came up. He had everything clicking in that start against the Rangers. He just doesn’t look like the same pitcher even when he’s in the groove. To think all this started with a hamstring injury and then twisting his ankle.

  23. randy l. April 22nd, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    “That wasn’t the fault of some kind of lack of mnior league time”

    that’s an opinion.

  24. luis April 22nd, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    Jerkface April 22nd, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    Hughes came to the majors with secondary pitches. He lost them. That wasn’t the fault of some kind of lack of mnior league time. When he got called up he had a bomb curve and a change up he had faith in.

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

    Ok, he is nowhere near the pitcher he was that night in Arlington back in 2007. He doesn’t have the same stride that allowed him to finish his pitches and made them tight and fast. What do you do with him going forward? Do you leave him in the rotation or do you send him down to work on an approach that works and maybe add a two seamer?

  25. randy l. April 22nd, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    “Blame injuries, he had enough time in the minors.”

    that’s another opinion.

  26. mick April 22nd, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    Do you leave him in the rotation or do you send him down to work on an approach that works and maybe add a two seamer?
    ======================
    you do what’s best for the team…

  27. mick April 22nd, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    if you have no choice (pineda) it’s between him and phelps for the 5th spot.

  28. Against All Odds April 22nd, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Leave him in the rotation and let him continue to.compete. if he pitches well then he stays

  29. MTU April 22nd, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    If Hughes can’t beat Feldman he deserves to be pulled.

    (just kidding).

  30. luis April 22nd, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    you do what’s best for the team…

    This is spot on, but in my view the best course of action is to send him down to work on. This way you preserve his trade value and probably enhances it if he comes back up with guns blazing. Plus you gain one more year of control, which in turn gives the team more time to determine if he is here for the long term or you trade him. If you leave him with the big club, he is probably going to end in the BP, erasing any potential trade value plus signaling the end of his career as a Yankee.

  31. mick April 22nd, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    “things have a way of working out”
    1) Andy is dandy
    2) Phil/Phelps #Phive
    3) Pineda thrives in AAA
    4)Yanks #28

  32. ET April 22nd, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    At some point, the Yankees are going to get fed up with his lack of development too, no?

    I honestly don’t think they even see him as a minor league pitcher. I believe Cashman was asked about it last year and he said (paraphrasing) “This is a guy who won 18 games in the majors, was the best reliever in the AL in 09, he has nothing to learn in the minors, it would be men vs. boys”

    They probably think after having success here, the fact that he has been around forever and has significant big league experience, less than 2 years away from FA making decent coin, if he can’t prove he is a reliable starting pitcher at this point, what else is left? They can’t keep referencing his “live fastball” forever – at some point, he needs to start showing results consistently start in, start out.

  33. MTU April 22nd, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    One thing I’m sure of is that there have been a lot of words devoted to Phil Hughes and Joba on this blog.

    ;)

  34. luis April 22nd, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    MTU April 22nd, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    If Hughes can’t beat Feldman he deserves to be pulled.

    (just kidding).

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

    The Rangers lineup is scary good…I don’t think Hughes is up to it.

  35. MTU April 22nd, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    Luis-

    We are going to find out.

  36. mick April 22nd, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    The Yanks need a big 3 for the playoffs.
    Be it CC, Nova, Andy and / or Kuroda, they should be fine.
    Pineda is a luxury not a necessity.
    He really should be treated as a prospect with the B’s, Mitchell , Phelps etc…

  37. MTU April 22nd, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    CC, Nova, and AP would be a formidable playoff group.

    True grit.

    :)

  38. MTU April 22nd, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    They might lose but they WILL compete.

    ;)

  39. pat April 22nd, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    Bill Hall would have stayed with the Yankees if the AAA had a home stadium.

    http://yankees.lhblogs.com/201.....in-boston/

  40. pat April 22nd, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    Wrong link. Here’s the right one.

    http://mlbbuzz.yardbarker.com/....._post=true

  41. MTU April 22nd, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    This poster will self-destruct in 15 minutes.

    Almost time for the “ghost protocol”.

    :)

  42. luis April 22nd, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    Mick and MTU,

    Both very on point…I am willing to go to war with those three…The PS is a crapshoot, once you get there anything else is gravy.

  43. luis April 22nd, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    Good night MTU I am out too.

  44. mick April 22nd, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    Last season wasn’t Freddy the #3 in the ALDS.

  45. MTU April 22nd, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    luis-

    Remember that AP has not even made it back to the Ro yet and he will need to stay healthy.

    I hope he does.

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

    Charleston pulls out a win by scoring 4 runs in the 9th, started by Austin’s leadoff homer, a couple of singles, and a handful of walks and Gamel’s sac fly to end it.

    Here’s the final box score. 4-3 Charleston

    http://www.milb.com/gameday/in.....x_crdafx_1

  47. MTU April 22nd, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    last year’s team won 97.

    I figure this team is better so I had them pegged for 100 +.

    They should win the division and have one of the best records in baseball.

    That should set them well for the playoffs.

    With the stronger pitching they might go all the way.

    catch you all later.

  48. mick April 22nd, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    Freddy was the #2 starter in the ALDS.

  49. MTU April 22nd, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    GB-

    Austin seems like a beast.

    :)

  50. pkyankfan69 April 22nd, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    Thunder tickets purchased for Wed!

  51. GreenBeret7 April 22nd, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    Tom, LMAO.

    That gives a new meaning to Bible Belt and Bible Thumpers. Thought the guy was going to have a stroke.l

  52. LGY April 22nd, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    If Hughes were sent to the minors he would need to have his mechanics and delivery completely rebuilt. For some reason he has completely lost the ability to even throw a passable curveball and I don’t see how just low pressure repetitions in the minors would fix that.

    Either make him a reliever or break him down and send him through the minor league circuit again.

  53. GreenBeret7 April 22nd, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    And keep who? Garcia and his 10 ERA?

  54. 4time April 22nd, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    Garcia will be fine once his stuff comes back. What’s Hughes’ excuse?

  55. mick April 22nd, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    Andy is the key to this staff.
    If he has problems then we are iffy.

  56. mick April 22nd, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    For the naysayers in the Pineda deal, not knowing about Andy’s return, we were counting on a staff of CC-Nova-Kuroda, Hughes and Garcia.
    How could you call this an overload of pitchers?
    If not for Andy and Pineda they would have brought back Colon.

  57. J. Alfred Prufrock April 22nd, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    I am not liking it at all that Manny’s injury is being chalked up to cold weather, or even that these kids are pitching under these conditions. It’s one thing to pitch in the cold in October, when we’re in the postseason, as your arm is warmed up, but pitching under these conditions out of ST is ridiculous.

    I don’t know what the answer is, though. Although it’s lousy that we’re stuck pitching “home” games in upstate NY, where it’s frigid right now. The stupid Mets need to suffer.

  58. tucker April 22nd, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    Sending Hughes down to AAA may be the best way for him to work out his secondary pitches, but it’s unlikely to happen.

    Either Garcia or Hughes will need to be in the rotation even after Pettite returns. The team will likely choose Hughes over Garcia, unless Freddie returns to last year’s form.

    The bottom line is Hughes has less than two years remaining until FA. How long do you keep him in AAA? The rest of the season for proper development time? Then you get one year left of Hughes, and if he does finally put it all together, he may be too expensive to keep.

    He probably should have spent more time in AAA in 2007 and 2008, but he didn’t, and there is no way to recoup that critical development period.

    He is, now, a starter who sits 92 with so-so secondary stuff.

  59. J. Alfred Prufrock April 22nd, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    I don’t have any one in particular in mind, but I do have to chuckle to myself when I read all these superlatives about Nova.

    Nova? The same guy people were uptight about following C last October? The same guy people wanted to send down out of ST, now that we had a “real” No. 2 in the house??

    LMAO.

  60. LGY April 22nd, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    The bottom line is Hughes has less than two years remaining until FA. How long do you keep him in AAA? The rest of the season for proper development time? Then you get one year left of Hughes, and if he does finally put it all together, he may be too expensive to keep.

    ——

    Hughes would gain a year of service time in this scenario.

  61. Against All Odds April 22nd, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    4time April 22nd, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    Garcia will be fine once his stuff comes back. What’s Hughes’ excuse?

    ————

    Not sure about that. Garcia’s stuff could return and he can still get lit up.

  62. JobaTipsHisCap April 22nd, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Real test on tex series.

  63. jacksquat April 22nd, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    Campos got hit around a bit today, 6 innings, 8 hits, 2 runs, 1 walk, 5 strikeouts. 88 pitches, 61 strikes, 8 ground outs, 1 fly out. He did strike out one of Toronto’s top prospect, Josh Bell 3 times.

    Wow, that’s terrible…

  64. J. Alfred Prufrock April 22nd, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    April is the cruelest month, etc…:(

  65. lounge lizard April 22nd, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    mick April 22nd, 2012 at 8:27 pm
    For the naysayers in the Pineda deal, not knowing about Andy’s return, we were counting on a staff of CC-Nova-Kuroda, Hughes and Garcia.
    How could you call this an overload of pitchers?
    If not for Andy and Pineda they would have brought back Colon.

    _______________________________________

    Some answers, going back in time:

    1. Cashman had talked to Pettite in December and knew it was a live possibility.
    2. AJ Burnett’
    3. Hector Noesi
    4. David Phelps
    5. One very prominent reason to naysay the trade was that If Montero was going to be dealt for a pitcher, it should have been for one with less injury risk, even if it meant biting the bullet on including more in the trade package.

    And that’s not hindsight. The risk was all over Pineda’s scouting reports as he came up through the Mariners system. I don’t think Cashman was dumb enough to be “taken” in that he was unaware of the risk and/or didn’t notice Seattle’s eagerness to dump Pineda. I think he was just arrogant/stubborn/foolish enough to believe the risk was worth taking, up to and including a TJS. Problem is that the shoulder could be even worse.

  66. Yank1 April 22nd, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    “Campos got hit around a bit today, 6 innings, 8 hits, 2 runs, 1 walk, 5 strikeouts.”

    I’d give my left arm for Hughes or Garcia to have a ‘bad’ outing like that

  67. J. Alfred Prufrock April 22nd, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    I’d give my left arm for Hughes or Garcia to have a ‘bad’ outing like that
    ///

    Well, send Hughes to Charleston, and he will ;).

  68. blake April 22nd, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    Is Banuelos supposed to pitch tomorrow?

  69. yankeefeminista April 22nd, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    Nardi came down hard on the bad weather. Makes you wonder why we agreed to have our elite pitching prospects have to pitch out of Rochester. Dellin pitched in 40 degrees rainy weather again today, and they are supposed to get snow there the next couple of days. Nardi believes Manny injured his lat because of the cold weather. Ugh.

  70. J. Alfred Prufrock April 22nd, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    lounge lizard…something about having “a dream” was in play…

  71. yankeefeminista April 22nd, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    Blake, I doubt they play tomorrow. It is supposed to snow up there, and even if it doesn’t I do not want Manny pitching in that weather.

  72. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 22nd, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    “i guess your humor went out the window when the yankees did their best impersonation of murderer’s row and wiped out the red sox .

    so are you happy only when they get your kind of low scoring win?”

    You missed my point entirely about Murderer’s Row. My comment was in context of the ridiculous complaining when the Yankees didn’t match the number of runs their starting pitching gave up.

    While I think the lower scoring games are the most exciting, and while I generally detest watching a blowout (no matter the side the Yanks are on), I’m always thrilled to see them hand the Sux their butts.

    “on a serious note, how are the yankees supposed to build a team around pitching when they built a ball park designed for hitting ?

    why didn’t they build a safeco like field if they wanted to suppress runs?”

    The dimensions of the new park are supposedly the same as the dimension of the old park. But the way to suppress runs is to get pitchers who can pitch in any kind of park. It isn’t like the Yankees haven’t had superior pitching in the past. The steroid era definitely saw a proliferation of hitting, but that’s tapered down in an overall sense.

    Superior starting pitching takes a lot of heat off the offense as well as the bullpen. With top-notch pitching, you can survive the slumps that all teams go through in the course of a season. In addition you help your offense out when they face superior pitching. When you have your starters pitching to a 5+ ERA, you force your offense to score that many more runs continually. When they run into a pitching buzzsaw, they’re not going to be able to produce no matter how much you wish it to be so. That’s when the complaining becomes ludicrous. And that’s when top-notch starting pitching saves a team’s hide.

  73. yankeefeminista April 22nd, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    Weather in Batavia tomorrow:

    “MONDAY – Snow and sleet in the morning – then snow in the afternoon. Some thunder will be possible. Snow and sleet accumulation 3 to 5 inches. Cold with near steady temperatures in the mid 30s. North winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. Chance of precipitation 100 percent.”

    Read more: http://www.city-data.com/forec.....z1sp3JrD00

  74. J. Alfred Prufrock April 22nd, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    yankeefeminista April 22nd, 2012 at 9:21 pm
    Nardi came down hard on the bad weather. Makes you wonder why we agreed to have our elite pitching prospects have to pitch out of Rochester. Dellin pitched in 40 degrees rainy weather again today, and they are supposed to get snow there the next couple of days. Nardi believes Manny injured his lat because of the cold weather. Ugh.
    ///

    They scrapped the second game. Why’d they even let him pitch in these conditions? Supposed to be rocky weather in Lehigh on Friday. If they’re playing, I’ll go, however.

  75. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 22nd, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    Going to see the SWB Yanks Tuesday and Wednesday.

  76. blake April 22nd, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    There really is no point in sending Hughes to the minors unless you (and he) makes the decision to start overall from scratch……they coukd send him down as is and he willbe dominate minor leaguers with his fastball like he always has……now.of course he coukd work on breaking stuff and command and stuff like that but really Im not sure he’ll ever trust it unless its successful in the big leagues……

    Halladay came up throwing straight over the top 4 seamers and got hammered…..almost quit the game…..rebuilt himself with a new arm slot, work ethic and assortment of pitches and turned into Doc……not sayingit Hughes coukd or do the same….but its been done.

  77. J. Alfred Prufrock April 22nd, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    yankeefem,

    Send these guys to Trenton until the weather behaves more reasonably. This is not only going to do nothing for them developmentally, it’s putting their arms at undue risk.

  78. yankeefeminista April 22nd, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    At least Trenton won’t be too bad for Andy on Wed., but I’d rather they pitch him on Thurs. at the 10:30AM game if the weather becomes cold. Don’t want him pulling something.

  79. blake April 22nd, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    Could or should do the same *

  80. TheStraw April 22nd, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    Guys, it was 80 up here last week and this storm is over the whole east coast. Upstate NY is not Alaska.

  81. J. Alfred Prufrock April 22nd, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    I still can’t understand how the New York Yankees are letting Dellin Betances and Manny Banuelos list away in a life boat. This nomad thing is not working out well. Banuelos has already suffered an injury. Find another way to get them their innings, FCS.

  82. yankeefeminista April 22nd, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    Trisha, if SWB doesn’t play tomorrow, you’ll likely see DJ and Warren unless they decide to bring Manny back. What’s the weather like up there?

  83. J. Alfred Prufrock April 22nd, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    TheStraw April 22nd, 2012 at 9:30 pm
    Guys, it was 80 up here last week and this storm is over the whole east coast. Upstate NY is not Alaska.
    ///

    Only when our two top pitching prospects are on the mound :(

  84. yankeefeminista April 22nd, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    Straw, all I know is that it was freezing in Philadelphia today, so I can imagine what kinds of conditions Betances had to pitch under again. Plus Nardi is the one complaining about the weather and his pitchers. Speaking of which, are you sitting out there in this weather???

  85. yankeefeminista April 22nd, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    It’s too cold to send anyone down right now including Hughes unless players go down South.

  86. TheStraw April 22nd, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    These guys aren’t made of straw. No pun intended. If they can’t hack a little April chill now, how will they fare in late October. Let’s not forget the ALCS classic that Alex won with the snowflakes coming down.

  87. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 22nd, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    YF – the weather channel on line gives a 10% chance of rains for both Tuesday and Wednesday. The local weather says chance of rain Tuesday and partly cloudy Wednesday.

    I’m thinking both games will be played.

  88. yankeefeminista April 22nd, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    SWB has Figueroa starting tomorrow. If that game gets played…Just checked; it’s actually a 12:05 start. Maybe they are hoping it won’t snow until later in the day???

  89. luis April 22nd, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    Good evening,

    Straw, it is one thing to pitch in October after a whole season of pitching, than pitching in the cold in April when you are not properly stretch out. The risk of injuries raises exponentially.

  90. yankeefeminista April 22nd, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    Trisha, what’s the temperature supposed to be at game time?

  91. J. Alfred Prufrock April 22nd, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    If they can’t hack a little April chill now, how will they fare in late October.
    ///
    As to my earlier point, they will fare much better in cold October weather, having pitched an entire season. Being macho with young arms that haven’t been built up yet is a poor development strategy, I would say.

  92. yankeefeminista April 22nd, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    Straw, coming from Florida ST, it probably feels like Alaska. ;)

  93. J. Alfred Prufrock April 22nd, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    buenas noches, Luis!

    Exactly. The Yankees need a better contingency plan for these guys. We can’t let the pettiness of the Mets be the final verdict.

  94. yankeefeminista April 22nd, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    Right, they aren’t fooling stretched out and they have young, vulnerable arms and bodies. Manny’s lat is a case in point.

  95. yankeefeminista April 22nd, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    *fully stretched out

  96. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 22nd, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    YF, Tuesday’s high is 55, Wednesday’s is 61.

  97. TheStraw April 22nd, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    The snow/sleet is supposed to come overnight tonight, and be focused more towards Buffalo. Unfortunately, Batavia is right in that zone. Had tomorrows game been played at Frontier Field, it would probably be 5-7 degrees warmer and a lesser chance of precipitation. Its hard to judge though, because the weather reports up here have a CYA feel to them and there is often wild variance in the weather both on the positive and negative side. As we like to say up here, if you don’t like the weather, wait five minutes and it will change.

  98. yankeefeminista April 22nd, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Pruf, I will go Friday and Sunday to LHV: Dellin and DJ should pitch, but if Manny pitches Saturday, I will go to that one as well. If Dellin doesn’t pitch Friday, I will go see Nova pitch at the Stadium.

  99. mick April 22nd, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    I don’t have any one in particular in mind, but I do have to chuckle to myself when I read all these superlatives about Nova.
    =====================
    That’s what happens when you come up without hype.

  100. mick April 22nd, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    For those concerned Crosby and Nash are on HD Net at the moment.

  101. luis April 22nd, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock April 22nd, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    buenas noches, Luis!

    Exactly. The Yankees need a better contingency plan for these guys. We can’t let the pettiness of the Mets be the final verdict.

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

    Hi Primo! ;)

    I think they should send them down to EST at least until mid to late May…When is warm enough you bring them north. While down there you work both in mechanics (Betances) and approach ( Banuelos).

  102. mick April 22nd, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Military Madness is killing our Country.

  103. J. Alfred Prufrock April 22nd, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Straw, thanks for the report

  104. mick April 22nd, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    if Manny pitches Saturday,
    ===========Is he hurt?

  105. yankeefeminista April 22nd, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    Straw, thanks for the weather report. Are you going out to support our boys?

    Trisha, probably 50ish at night, I’d expect. Not too bad unless McCoy is windy. Lehigh where they play next weekend can be very windy.

  106. yankeefeminista April 22nd, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    Yes, he has a lat injury. Was only supposedly to miss a start, but the Yanks are notorious BS’ers when it comes to pitching prospect injuries.

  107. yankeefeminista April 22nd, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    *supposed to

  108. luis April 22nd, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    mick April 22nd, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    I don’t have any one in particular in mind, but I do have to chuckle to myself when I read all these superlatives about Nova.
    =====================
    That’s what happens when you come up without hype.

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

    They were sending him down in ST after the season he had.

  109. TheStraw April 22nd, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    Pru-

    You’re welcome. The only real way to know the weather up here is to wake up in the morning and look out the window.

  110. mick April 22nd, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    Why is Nardi still with us?

  111. mick April 22nd, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Almost Cut My Hair.

  112. J. Alfred Prufrock April 22nd, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Hi Primo!

    I think they should send them down to EST at least until mid to late May…When is warm enough you bring them north. While down there you work both in mechanics (Betances) and approach ( Banuelos).
    ///

    Luis, good thinking. I hope someone is telling these kids how to warm up properly in these conditions. Betances’ start I was at, he was blowing on his hands the whole time. I can just imagine what it’s been like for these kids in even worse conditions.

  113. yankeefeminista April 22nd, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Seriously, Rochester and vicinity, go out and support your Yankee prospects. They need you to attend games and root for them. The transition from SWB to upstate is a tough one for them.

  114. mick April 22nd, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Crosby Nash BBC Simple Man – Marrakesh Express (1 of 5) – YouTube
    ? 5:52? 5:52

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfycUkxbnlk
    You +1′d this publicly. Undo
    Jul 4, 2007 – 6 min – Uploaded by zeppelinfloyd196
    These videos are from a September 11 1970 half hour television performance Graham and David did for the BBC …

  115. TheStraw April 22nd, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Yankeefem-
    I plan on taking my kids to multiple games as soon as school ends for them.

  116. yankeefeminista April 22nd, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    Mick, what about this guy?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gKwjxF7ilI

  117. mick April 22nd, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    This Saturday will again be the case of Freddy or CC,
    I hope it’s CC again as I will be at this one too.

  118. J. Alfred Prufrock April 22nd, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    TheStraw April 22nd, 2012 at 9:51 pm
    Pru-

    You’re welcome. The only real way to know the weather up here is to wake up in the morning and look out the window.
    ///

    I’m actually a cold weather fan. Love football in the snow, for instance, and I’m concerned about our disappearing winters. Always envied you folks up there and in New England, because you know how to shrug off a storm and continue to operate. Here, it can get a little dicey. I lived in DC for awhile, and that was hilarious. We had a couple of blizzards, and the world came to an end. But my pitchers, they’ll have to get their toughness in other ways.

  119. Yank1 April 22nd, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    They should have minor league franchises in Europe. Dellin could then be pitching for the Berlin Yankees against the London Blue Jays. Manny could then be pitching Tuesday against the Madrid Iron Pigs.

  120. yankeefeminista April 22nd, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    Straw, awesome. Does the ballpark draw well in the summer? The pitching kids (Dellin) said so far it’s been pretty disorienting and a grind. Hopefully, they make the adjustment. I am sure more time spent there, warmer weather, and larger crowds will help.

  121. luis April 22nd, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    The kids from Charleston won a good one today as well…Campos had a really off day by allowing two runs and eight hits….Austin with another homer!!, is he as good as it sounds?

  122. mick April 22nd, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    YF love Neil
    Saw him at the Garden a few years ago.
    He promoted his new album which sucked but he finished with A Day In The Life, so that was cool.

  123. mick April 22nd, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    Teach Your Children.

  124. yankeefeminista April 22nd, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    Mick, I am thinking it will be C.

  125. J. Alfred Prufrock April 22nd, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    luis April 22nd, 2012 at 9:51 pm
    mick April 22nd, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    I don’t have any one in particular in mind, but I do have to chuckle to myself when I read all these superlatives about Nova.
    =====================
    That’s what happens when you come up without hype.

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

    They were sending him down in ST after the season he had.
    ///

    The problem is, many can’t see, or don’t think to look, beyond results. Or, they have to wait for results to persuade them of something that was already visible. There are few who seem capable of looking ahead, anticipating confirmation of what was already visible, if not assured.

  126. luis April 22nd, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    Straw, so you live close to the lakes?

  127. mick April 22nd, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    but the Yanks are notorious BS’ers when it comes to pitching prospect injuries.
    ===========================
    Time for a Kitchen Knife Accident for Freddy?

  128. TheStraw April 22nd, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    It’s all in the salting…….my car sometimes looks like a salt pellet and the end of a January day.

  129. J. Alfred Prufrock April 22nd, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    YF, great song :)

  130. mick April 22nd, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    YF
    I agree.
    Let Freddy collect his thoughts as he misses a turn.
    Save him for Balt or KC.

  131. TheStraw April 22nd, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    Luis,

    About twenty minutes from Lake Ontrario. I grew up on one of the five “Finger Lakes”. It actually is quite beautiful up here in the early and mid summer.

  132. J. Alfred Prufrock April 22nd, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    Yank1,
    LOL, but give Dellin a spanish speaking gig, too, won’t you? Barcelona, maybe?

  133. mick April 22nd, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    I grew up on one of the five “Finger Lakes”
    ===========================
    Not the middle one I hope.
    Know the area and Brockport well.
    Could see Lake Ontario from Hamlin.

  134. luis April 22nd, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    JAP,

    You are spot on. But even if you can’t anticipate, there was a body of work that showed that Nova was here to stay. The way he was undeservedly demoted, how hard he worked during that sting in the minors, how he came back. The moxie and coning attitude. And even right now, i’ll say he has improved dramatically still.

  135. Duh Innings April 22nd, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    Anyone think the below 2012 Yankees pitching staff is possible???

    Rotation:

    1. Sabathia
    2. Pettitte
    3. Nova
    4. Hughes (after being sent down to AAA so the Yanks have him under control through 2014 not 2013)
    5. Phelps

    (4/5ths homegrown – Kuroda and Garcia are traded together or separately, Pineda is in the minors all year then called up in September)

    Bullpen:

    Rivera (Offer him a record reliever salary of $20M to pitch one more year.)
    Robertson
    Logan
    Chamberlain
    D.J. Mitchell
    Soriano
    Wade

    (5/7ths homegrown)

    Zero albatross contracts. Sabathia is the only long-term contract. If Petttitte, Rivera, and Wade re-signed for 2013 only, they and Soriano would be the only Yankee pitchers who’d be free agents after 2013.

  136. yankeefeminista April 22nd, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    Mick, love Neil a lot. A Day in the Life would be cool to see. I haven’t seen him perform live in quite a few years. I am not near a tv, but tell me if they do Suite Judy Blue Eyes and I will get to one.

  137. Duh Innings April 22nd, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    Oh yeah, Sabathia, Pettitte, Rivera, and I think Soriano (not sure about him) would be the only pitchers older than 29.

  138. luis April 22nd, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    Straw,

    It is a beautiful place. Even in winter, with lake effect snows!!

  139. darbodla April 22nd, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    luis April 22nd, 2012 at 7:00 pm

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

    That’s the rumor But people with reliable info tell me that he is alive for the time being. Apparently he is scheduled to return to the country either tonight or tomorrow. I wouldn’t be surprised if the latter were the case.

    On the bright side, things are getting worse for him by the minute. Down here, things are very tense. Since the Supreme Court Justice escaped to the US and is cooperating with DEA there are a lot of people nervous down here. Things could get dicey in a hurry.

    What’s with the politics?

  140. mick April 22nd, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    YF
    The show is over.
    Saw them at an Obama rally about 4 years ago. While they only did about 5 songs it was well worth it at a local park front row waited 8 hours for them to finish the show of local talents plus Bruce Hornsby.

  141. mick April 22nd, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    Leonard Cohen on HDNet now.

  142. J. Alfred Prufrock April 22nd, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    TheStraw April 22nd, 2012 at 10:02 pm
    It’s all in the salting…….my car sometimes looks like a salt pellet and the end of a January day.
    ///

    Navigating in snow is a fun challenge. I’m a veteran driver in the snow, probably because they leave so many roads down here undone.

  143. yankeefeminista April 22nd, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    Straw, I might have to take a ride up there at some point. I think after this coming weekend, we will be without SWB baseball in the NY/Pa. area until July (sigh).

  144. TheStraw April 22nd, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    Kuroda isnt going anywhere, Innings.

  145. luis April 22nd, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    Is it US? I answered a question. Mind your own business

  146. yankeefeminista April 22nd, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    Luis, I haven’t seen Austin play live.

  147. TheStraw April 22nd, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    Yankeefem-

    Three short hours from Scranton on I-81….

  148. yankeefeminista April 22nd, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    Mick, what songs did they do?

  149. J. Alfred Prufrock April 22nd, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    luis April 22nd, 2012 at 10:07 pm
    JAP,

    You are spot on. But even if you can’t anticipate, there was a body of work that showed that Nova was here to stay. The way he was undeservedly demoted, how hard he worked during that sting in the minors, how he came back. The moxie and coning attitude. And even right now, i’ll say he has improved dramatically still.
    ///

    He has improved, and you’re right about the body of work. Always felt comfortable with him, though, because of the sink he gets and the groundballs. Now he’s starting to build on his weapons and strike guys out. Groundballs and strikouts, that’s a winning combination.

  150. yankeefeminista April 22nd, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    Straw, Rochester is about 330 miles from me, unfortunately.

  151. GreenBeret7 April 22nd, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    Yank1 April 22nd, 2012 at 9:18 pm
    “Campos got hit around a bit today, 6 innings, 8 hits, 2 runs, 1 walk, 5 strikeouts.”

    I’d give my left arm for Hughes or Garcia to have a ‘bad’ outing like that

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

    Nobody said it was a “bad outing”. I said he got hit around a bit today. Deep fly balls and line drive hits. Unusual compared to his other two outings where next to nothing was hit hard.

  152. mick April 22nd, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    A Day in the Life would be cool to see.
    ==========================
    YF
    I would rather see him play all of his old stuff.
    He only did a few of them at the Garden , no less.
    And he blamed the promoters for making him do his new stuff.
    Santana does the same thing.
    Artists, I guess.

  153. luis April 22nd, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    yankeefeminista April 22nd, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    Luis, I haven’t seen Austin play live.

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

    I think GB7 saw him play, he said that he has a very good leveled swing with no holes. Was a 3 baseman, so i gather he has a strong arm.

  154. J. Alfred Prufrock April 22nd, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    luis,

    Nobody who isn’t faking some indignation is offended by those observations of yours. Guy is trolling.

  155. darbodla April 22nd, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    luis April 22nd, 2012 at 10:13 pm
    Is it US? I answered a question. Mind your own business

    Not everyone in Venezuela hates Chavez. His popularity levels remain high.

  156. mick April 22nd, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    They did Teach your Children, Military Madness, Suite, Simple Man, Ohio.

  157. GreenBeret7 April 22nd, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Somebody has to pitch in the north, since that’s where the farm teams are located. Can’t put them all in the FSL and it doesn’t appear that DJ Mitchell is having issues. The cold isn’t likely to be causing injuries, but, would affect control.

  158. mick April 22nd, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    Like a Bird on the Wire.

  159. mick April 22nd, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    Or a Drunk in some Choir.

  160. yankeefeminista April 22nd, 2012 at 10:24 pm

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

  161. mick April 22nd, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    it’s only castles burning.

  162. luis April 22nd, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock April 22nd, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    luis,

    Nobody who isn’t faking some indignation is offended by those observations of yours. Guy is trolling.

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

    I know ;)

  163. yankeefeminista April 22nd, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    mick, nice if abbreviated gig. Sounds well worth it.

  164. GreenBeret7 April 22nd, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    luis April 22nd, 2012 at 10:18 pm
    yankeefeminista April 22nd, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    Luis, I haven’t seen Austin play live.

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

    I think GB7 saw him play, he said that he has a very good leveled swing with no holes. Was a 3 baseman, so i gather he has a strong arm.

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

    Haven’t seen him this year. Saw Austin last year in Florida. He’s a line drive type to all fields with power (20-25 homer type maybe). He’ll be fine corner outfielder with a pretty strong and accurate arm and he can steal some bases. He’s like a lot of young group of hitters and not a pull hitter.

  165. mick April 22nd, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    acoustic. brief. well worth the wait. close enough to make eye contact with Crosby.

  166. yankeefeminista April 22nd, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    Luis, I have read the reports. Aside from the bat, guess they are pretty happy with his quick transition to RF.

  167. luis April 22nd, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    GreenBeret7 April 22nd, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Somebody has to pitch in the north, since that’s where the farm teams are located. Can’t put them all in the FSL and it doesn’t appear that DJ Mitchell is having issues. The cold isn’t likely to be causing injuries, but, would affect control.

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

    Manny is already down with an injury, cold with not enough innings build up usually leads to an increase risk of injury, not only control. At least that’s what i have read and learned. In any case, there is no point in risking it. Use lesser arms in those situations or more experience ones

  168. J. Alfred Prufrock April 22nd, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Manny is already down with an injury, cold with not enough innings build up usually leads to an increase risk of injury, not only control. At least that’s what i have read and learned. In any case, there is no point in risking it. Use lesser arms in those situations or more experience ones
    ///

    Yea, you really need to warm up right, and know how to keep warm. You might not be able to achieve certain grips, and then you may overcompensate for that in some way. A young guy who isn’t stretched out and is still looking for his fastball, does not need to have to battle the elements on top of everything else. Thank goodness Manny is not starting tomorrow.

  169. yankeefeminista April 22nd, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    I wouldn’t mind their staying down in ST for a longer period of time until they move to their respective Northeast clubs. The cold can certainly contribute to injuries if you aren’t warmed up properly. That can happen if your team has a big inning and you are sitting in a dugout waiting to pitch. As for control, it has wreaked havoc on Manny and Dellin so far this season.

    Good to finally see the EST list and Andujar’s name on it.

  170. luis April 22nd, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    YF,

    Who is Andujar?

  171. yankeefeminista April 22nd, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    I’d love to see Lincecum and Bumgarner pitching in that doubleheader at Citifield tomorrow. Plus good ole friend Melky in town. If I hadn’t driven down to Philly today and hadn’t vowed not to give the Mets any money after that lame move blocking SWB from playing in Trenton, I might actually attend. I am still tempted.

  172. yankeefeminista April 22nd, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    playing in *Newark, that is…

  173. darbodla April 22nd, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    Luis not trolling at all. Just pointing out that yours is just one opinion and not at all indicative of the majority in Venezuela.

  174. luis April 22nd, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    YF,

    If i were you, i would go. Those two are worth the inconvenience to give some money to the petty Muts. Plus you might see Melky sticking it to them as well :)

  175. yankeefeminista April 22nd, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    Luis, our studly 17 year old Dominican IFA 3rd basemen who supposed to have great bat speed and can already hit not only fastballs to all fields, but breaking balls. Mark Newman et al have been raving about him. He is here quite early which shows what they think of him.

  176. yankeefeminista April 22nd, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    *is supposed to

  177. luis April 22nd, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    darbodla April 22nd, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    Luis not trolling at all. Just pointing out that yours is just one opinion and not at all indicative of the majority in Venezuela.

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

    True. But like Simon Bolivar said: “People’s ignorance is often used as a blind instrument for there own distruction”.

    The country is in shambles. To rebuild it, is going to take decades. I call those type of guys merchants of misery, that’s the only thing they create.

  178. yankeefeminista April 22nd, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    Luis, I would like to, but two mitigating factors are that I drove to Philly and back today in the rain–about 180 miles, and that it is a long ride to Flushing and don’t want to miss Yanks-Texas… but I am still tempted. Oh, and have a 9PM skype. :roll: but can watch Yanks while interacting. But it is sooo tempting. Love those two Giant pitchers (Bumgarner helped me win a redraft World Series) and the Melkito, of course–who I follow religiously.

  179. Tar April 22nd, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    Luis

    Not sure if you know—darbodla is WCYF and what he does is troll.

  180. J. Alfred Prufrock April 22nd, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    luis,

    I’m debating with someone on a hockey site, but I saw your question about Andujar. I mentioned him briefly to you in a recent email; he’s going to give Bichette a run for his money at 3B.

    Note the swing :D

    You’ll also actually won’t need the subtitles ;).

    Be back later. Enjoy:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Yiay4Mzw1o

  181. MTU April 22nd, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    Luis-

    You have mail.

    :)

  182. J. Alfred Prufrock April 22nd, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    Tar has WC radar ;).

    See you guys later.

  183. yankeefeminista April 22nd, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    Charleston at Lex had better be on milb-tv Tuesday night. It is looking like because of the off day we miss Campos. #@%*!

    Order of the pitching rotation, unless I am missing something, should be: Cotham 24th, Bryan Mitchell 25th, Allen 26th, Oliver 27th.

  184. darbodla April 22nd, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    luis April 22nd, 2012 at 10:53 pm

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

    True. But like Simon Bolivar said: “People’s ignorance is often used as a blind instrument for there own distruction”. The country is in shambles. To rebuild it, is going to take decades. I call those type of guys merchants of misery, that’s the only thing they create.

    As noted, that is your opinion and one not held by the majority in Venezuela. although Enrique Capriles will probably replace him. Those who are affluent don’t like him. The poor do because he allocated a considerable part of the windfall profits from oil sales for the construction of hospitals and schools, fight against illiteracy, etc. So it depends on your perspective.

  185. luis April 22nd, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    Tar,

    Thanks for the tip.

    MTU,

    Got it! you should have an e-mail too!

  186. yankeefeminista April 22nd, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    I wonder how soon we’ll get results on Pineda’s MRI.

  187. MTU April 22nd, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    YF-

    Maybe that same day.

    If not shortly thereafter is my guess.

    Especially if the results show nothing of consequence.

  188. Against All Odds April 22nd, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    yankeefeminista April 22nd, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    I wonder how soon we’ll get results on Pineda’s MRI.

    ——————–

    How long did the last one take?

  189. luis April 22nd, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    JAP,

    Saw the video….My impressions: soft hands, he seems fast for a third baseman. Could not appreciate his arm. About the swing: explosive and leveled, lots of bat speed. My only observation would be the hands are a bit high for my taste at the start of the swing, he lowers them right before he commits to a swing.

  190. MTU April 22nd, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    Luis-

    Got it.

    I responded.

  191. yankeefeminista April 22nd, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    MTU, I hope by early afternoon and with good results.

    Pruf, nice vid, nice swing and nice favorite player. Alex can mentor Miguel.

  192. yankeefeminista April 22nd, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    MTU, did Chad ever give you my email?

  193. MTU April 22nd, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    YF-

    Never got it.

    :(

  194. yankeefeminista April 22nd, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    Luis, he’s 17.

  195. yankeefeminista April 22nd, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    Hmm. Chad is a busy boy, I suppose.

  196. Nick in SF April 22nd, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    I wouldn’t get too excited about these MRI results; word is that they’re going to use leftover dye from Hank’s Easter egg hunt. :neutral:

  197. yankeefeminista April 22nd, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    Nardi seemed to think we might get Turley and J-Ram in Trenton sometime late in the season. Here’s hoping.

  198. yankeefeminista April 22nd, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    Nick, lol.

  199. MTU April 22nd, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    YF-

    I’d be lying to you if I said I was not at least a little concerned about Pineda.

    I do not know where he is experiencing pain this time a round but if it is the same area I’m a little worried.

    After being shut down and gradually brought back you would not expect the pain to return.

    Well anyway, I hope it is nothing and everything checks out.

    We’ll know soon enough.

    Hoping for the best.

  200. yankeefeminista April 22nd, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    MTU, I am concerned as well. Is it pain or soreness though? Think good thoughts.

  201. MTU April 22nd, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    Time for bed soon.

    Have a good evening everyone.

    See ya’ in the AM.

    :)

  202. MTU April 22nd, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    YF-

    Will do.

    :)

  203. yankeefeminista April 22nd, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    Buenas noches, MTU.

  204. MTU April 22nd, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    Gracias YF.

    Dulce suenos para Usted.

    :)

  205. luis April 22nd, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    Buenas noches MTU!

    Muchas gracias por el e-mail!

  206. yankeefeminista April 22nd, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    Muchas gracias y usted tambien. But please refer to me as “tu.”

  207. luis April 22nd, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    yankeefeminista April 22nd, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    Luis, he’s 17.

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

    Actually he was 16 then ;) I know he is only 17, but i wanted to give my fair observation. I think he is incredible.

  208. yankeefeminista April 22nd, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    I hadn’t read the Sherman story on Pineda until now. Why didn’t we just shut him down right away? SMH. But still thinking good thoughts.

  209. LGY April 22nd, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    yankeefeminista April 22nd, 2012 at 11:18 pm
    MTU, I hope by early afternoon and with good results.

    Pruf, nice vid, nice swing and nice favorite player. Alex can mentor Miguel.

    ———–

    As a mere civilian I received the results of a recent MRI in a few hours so early afternoon seems realistic.

  210. Nick in SF April 22nd, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    I wouldn’t be too worried about Pineda.

    Worst case scenario: he needs shoulder surgery, never fully recovers, and never pitches an inning for the Yanks.

    But it’s not like that’s contagious or anything.

  211. yankeefeminista April 22nd, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    Luis, si verdad, but so young and with much time to evolve. Darn, I wish he were going to be in SI instead of GCL.

  212. luis April 22nd, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    yankeefeminista April 22nd, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    I hadn’t read the Sherman story on Pineda until now. Why didn’t we just shut him down right away? SMH. But still thinking good thoughts.

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

    What did Sherman said?

    You will see the kid soon enough, i think he is a fast tracker. Way too advanced for his age.

  213. yankeefeminista April 22nd, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    Odds, I believe we heard pretty quickly. Early afternoon?

  214. Against All Odds April 22nd, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    yankeefeminista April 22nd, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    I hadn’t read the Sherman story on Pineda until now. Why didn’t we just shut him down right away? SMH. But still thinking good thoughts.

    ———————–

    When it comes to pitching prospects the Yankees get rattled :D

  215. Against All Odds April 22nd, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    yankeefeminista April 22nd, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    Odds, I believe we heard pretty quickly. Early afternoon?

    —————————

    Yea it was quick it seemed like the time flew

  216. jmv April 22nd, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    Hola a todos!

    Just left for a week and there is some language tweakin’ around here, LOL. Gotta love “proximo hilo”

  217. yankeefeminista April 22nd, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    http://www.nypost.com/p/sports.....vCD8CEUz2L

    Luis, Andujar needs to get acclimated to being stateside, so he definitely goes to GCL and if a fast mover maybe next year to Charleston, bypassing SI. Then we won’t see him until Trenton. Oh, well.

  218. luis April 22nd, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    Thanks YF,

    I think he is exaggerating a little with the Pavano comparison. But it certainly looks bad.

  219. Rich in NJ April 23rd, 2012 at 12:01 am

    “It’s unreasonable to think you can’t develop your secondary pitches on ML either Rich. the reality is probably he wont be sent down. If that is case and you think C and Co bares the responsibility to send him down and is at fault if not done so, you are entitled to your opinion. what I am saying is this, developing secondary offering or refining is still ultimately on Hughes and not anyone else despite ML might not be the best atmosphere to do it under. In summation it’s on Hughes.”

    Since Cashman doesn’t have a particularly good track record with developing or trading for starting pitchers, with whom does the buck stop with, if not him?

  220. luis April 23rd, 2012 at 12:04 am

    Rich,

    Yankeefem put a link to an article of Joel Sherman. He exaggerates a little, but it only confirms our way of thinking

  221. yankeefeminista April 23rd, 2012 at 12:05 am

    “When it comes to pitching prospects the Yankees get rattled .”

    They can’t get rattled and expect to protect their young pitchers’ arms. It doesn’t make sense to be so cavalier even if it wasn’t intentional. We need to know what we are doing or trade for only pitchers in their late 20′s. I just pray Pineda is OK.

  222. yankeefeminista April 23rd, 2012 at 12:06 am

    late 20′s or older…

  223. J. Alfred Prufrock April 23rd, 2012 at 12:07 am

    I had hopes, briefly, when they couldn’t find Montero, that he was going to remain a no-show in protest, and that the trade would then be voided.

    I then hoped for failed physicals.

    I then realized the trade was not going to be revoked, and my reign of terror against Brian Cashman commenced, and no bag of Tate’s Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies has been safe since.
    ///

    luis, good scouting. Yeah, the hands are a little high, and there is a slight hitch. But he’s lightening turning on the ball, and they say he has good pitch recognition and can handle offspeed pitches very well, and that he’s lining the ball to all fields. I did read that he also can play COF. Yeah, his speed is good for a 3B. He’s a former SS. Aggressive. Maybe he sees Alex in himself. We can only hope…:D
    ///

    Happy birthday, William Shakespeare

  224. Rich in NJ April 23rd, 2012 at 12:12 am

    luis (thanks, yf)

    A $200m payroll and an amazing Core 3 or 4 or 5 that has endured at a high level longer than anyone could have imagined, has covered some really bad decisions, perhaps none more inexplicable than the most recent one.

  225. Rich in NJ April 23rd, 2012 at 12:15 am

    “Hughes came to the majors with secondary pitches. He lost them. That wasn’t the fault of some kind of lack of mnior league time. When he got called up he had a bomb curve and a change up he had faith in.”

    That lasted for a couple of starts and hasn’t been the same since, yet his development has never been restarted.

    I don’t think it’s unreasonable to think more time at AAA in 2007 may have benefited him.

  226. J. Alfred Prufrock April 23rd, 2012 at 12:16 am

    I realize this is the mother site of FO koolaid guzzling, but has it dawned on the rest of us here what a potential disaster this latest Pineda development could be?

    Or have we been getting too much second-hand waft from the poppies some of our fellow commenters have been sniffing to recognize that something may be rotten?

  227. J. Alfred Prufrock April 23rd, 2012 at 12:19 am

    Against All Odds April 22nd, 2012 at 11:17 pm
    yankeefeminista April 22nd, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    I wonder how soon we’ll get results on Pineda’s MRI.

    ——————–

    How long did the last one take?
    ///

    Odds!!! :D

    Who makes it back first – Joba, or Pineda?

  228. yankeefeminista April 23rd, 2012 at 12:20 am

    Who the hell was mentoring Hughes even when he was most recently in the minors? Aldred? He never threw the changeup enough when he was down there, but I agree with whoever said it (Blake?) that lately the change has been a better pitch than his CB and that is crazy. Why don’t the Yankees know that Hughes should bag the cutter when we all do? I still expect him to get better going forward, but Texas will be a huge test, and I must say again that if we send him to the pen, we are lost when it comes to pitcher development. Lost.

  229. luis April 23rd, 2012 at 12:22 am

    He should be fine YF….But C needs to go, put Oppenheimer at the helm. As Sherman puts it, you don’t trade Cabrera and Astacio for nothing less than a monster ace. This kid isn’t. Add to that the particular situation the Yankees had and is even worse.

  230. J. Alfred Prufrock April 23rd, 2012 at 12:22 am

    Hughes should just stick to his FB/CU/CB diet. Use his change against LHB, the cutter, sparingly.

  231. yankeefeminista April 23rd, 2012 at 12:23 am

    You’re welcome, Rich.

    Luis, at least Pineda is young and hopefully has his whole carer ahead of him, but I am heartsick worrying about this MRI. Even listening to calming Hawaiian music to help the cause.

    Joba may very well pitch first.

    Happy B’day, Willie Shakes. Perhaps someone should write a Yankee sonnet in honor of the day. :)

  232. J. Alfred Prufrock April 23rd, 2012 at 12:23 am

    Oppenheimer for GM!

    Pena for manager!

    Void trade, bring Jesus home.

    :D

  233. Rich in NJ April 23rd, 2012 at 12:24 am

    “I realize this is the mother site of FO koolaid guzzling, but has it dawned on the rest of us here what a potential disaster this latest Pineda development could be?”

    If they are really determined to shrink the payroll, it could be devastating if Pineda isn’t on a glide path to being a #1-#2 by next season. If he can’t, and they want to make it practically vanish, they could sign Hamel (if he becomes a FA and is interested in playing here), and then act as if it was their plan all along.

  234. yankeefeminista April 23rd, 2012 at 12:25 am

    Luis, I agree but am too concerned to pile on. No wonder Pineda was in tears, poor kid.

  235. luis April 23rd, 2012 at 12:26 am

    J. Alfred Prufrock April 23rd, 2012 at 12:16 am

    I realize this is the mother site of FO koolaid guzzling, but has it dawned on the rest of us here what a potential disaster this latest Pineda development could be?

    Or have we been getting too much second-hand waft from the poppies some of our fellow commenters have been sniffing to recognize that something may be rotten?

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

    They are in denial.

  236. Against All Odds April 23rd, 2012 at 12:26 am

    yankeefeminista April 23rd, 2012 at 12:05 am

    “When it comes to pitching prospects the Yankees get rattled .”

    They can’t get rattled and expect to protect their young pitchers’ arms. It doesn’t make sense to be so cavalier even if it wasn’t intentional. We need to know what we are doing or trade for only pitchers in their late 20?s. I just pray Pineda is OK.

    ———————-

    Hopefully he is ok. I miss having Montero on the team but you never want to see someone injured especially if it’s the shoulder.

    I don’t like the fact when a pitchers velocity they brush it off like ppl are creating a story. They shouldn’t push the panic button but at least raise an eyebrow. But at the same time it could just be GM/manager speak

  237. yankeefeminista April 23rd, 2012 at 12:28 am

    Rich, Hamel sure would take pressure off everyone. It is nice to hit a certain budget, but at what cost? Wheeling kids out there in competitions when they should be in shutdown mode.

  238. luis April 23rd, 2012 at 12:28 am

    J. Alfred Prufrock April 23rd, 2012 at 12:22 am

    Hughes should just stick to his FB/CU/CB diet. Use his change against LHB, the cutter, sparingly.

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

    No cutter….add a two seamer

  239. Against All Odds April 23rd, 2012 at 12:28 am

    J. Alfred Prufrock April 23rd, 2012 at 12:19 am

    Against All Odds April 22nd, 2012 at 11:17 pm
    yankeefeminista April 22nd, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    I wonder how soon we’ll get results on Pineda’s MRI.

    ——————–

    How long did the last one take?
    ///

    Odds!!! :D

    Who makes it back first – Joba, or Pineda?

    —————–

    Pineda but if the MRI reveals serious damage(let’s hope it doesn’t) then it would be Joba

  240. Rich in NJ April 23rd, 2012 at 12:31 am

    yf

    Just as CC covers their failures with Hughes, Joba, and IPK.

    And as much as the Granderson/IPK has worked out, it’s apparent that they self-scouted poorly in deciding that IPK was the one to go, and if pitching really is as important as Cashman says it is, it’s hard to believe that he would trade the pitcher IPK is now for an OF, even a CF.

  241. yankeefeminista April 23rd, 2012 at 12:31 am

    Odds, of course, missing Montero has nothing to do with any ill will toward Pineda; the leap is ludicrous. And yeah, could be GM speak, except then why are they pushing the kid so hard? Why make it such a competition to the point where he overthrows? He was in tears for a reason and it isn’t that he isn’t a gamer.

  242. J. Alfred Prufrock April 23rd, 2012 at 12:32 am

    If they are really determined to shrink the payroll, it could be devastating if Pineda isn’t on a glide path to being a #1-#2 by next season. If he can’t, and they want to make it practically vanish, they could sign Hamel (if he becomes a FA and is interested in playing here), and then act as if it was their plan all along.
    ///

    Doesn’t sound as though Hal would be up for that, but I suppose it’s possible.
    Assuming Hamels would sign here, Hal might not be thrilled that the most controversial deal of Cashman’s tenure still failed to get him off the luxury tax hook, either.

  243. luis April 23rd, 2012 at 12:33 am

    J. Alfred Prufrock April 23rd, 2012 at 12:23 am

    Oppenheimer for GM!

    Pena for manager!

    Void trade, bring Jesus home.

    :D

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

    +1

  244. J. Alfred Prufrock April 23rd, 2012 at 12:34 am

    No cutter….add a two seamer
    ////

    That’ll work. 2S against lefties to go with the change.

  245. yankeefeminista April 23rd, 2012 at 12:34 am

    Rich, would they bite on Hamels at such a cost though after preaching fiscal responsibility? I know I would.

    I can’t remember, but maybe it was Nardi who said that a pitcher like IPK just won’t receive the time he needs to refine his stuff on a team like the Yankees because of the win now edict but that he will/would be a heckuva mlb pitcher.

  246. luis April 23rd, 2012 at 12:36 am

    Shoulder injuries are very tricky, i hurt my shoulder and i still feel pain when i throw over the top.

  247. Against All Odds April 23rd, 2012 at 12:36 am

    yankeefeminista April 23rd, 2012 at 12:31 am

    Odds, of course, missing Montero has nothing to do with any ill will toward Pineda; the leap is ludicrous. And yeah, could be GM speak, except then why are they pushing the kid so hard? Why make it such a competition to the point where he overthrows? He was in tears for a reason and it isn’t that he isn’t a gamer.

    ————————————

    Yes pushing him to compete was a dumb idea especially when it was clear his velocity was not going to reappear immediately. He definitely felt the pressure to prove his worth to the organization.

  248. Against All Odds April 23rd, 2012 at 12:37 am

    luis April 23rd, 2012 at 12:36 am

    Shoulder injuries are very tricky, i hurt my shoulder and i still feel pain when i throw over the top.

    —————————–

    You need some stem cells :D

  249. luis April 23rd, 2012 at 12:38 am

    yankeefeminista April 23rd, 2012 at 12:34 am

    Rich, would they bite on Hamels at such a cost though after preaching fiscal responsibility? I know I would.

    I can’t remember, but maybe it was Nardi who said that a pitcher like IPK just won’t receive the time he needs to refine his stuff on a team like the Yankees because of the win now edict but that he will/would be a heckuva mlb pitcher.

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

    If they are serious about the 189 mil mark, stop dreaming about Hamels. They can’t afford him, on top of that we still have the problem of the offense going forward.

  250. J. Alfred Prufrock April 23rd, 2012 at 12:39 am

    I don’t like the fact when a pitchers velocity they brush it off like ppl are creating a story. They shouldn’t push the panic button but at least raise an eyebrow. But at the same time it could just be GM/manager speak
    ///

    Instead of spinning they should have shut him down immediately.

  251. Rich in NJ April 23rd, 2012 at 12:40 am

    JAP

    IMO (and it’s only that), Hals seems to be happy that they win a lot of games every year and make the playoffs, while generating a ton of money. There is ample evidence of Cashman’s poor record when to comes to trading for and developing starting pitchers, and yet Cashman received yet another extension. It doesn’t seem like Cashman’s personal issues bother him either.

    yf

    IDK, but at some point, Hal may be forced to make a choice between winning big and a receiving big check.

    As of now, it’s just Nova, and given that he was exposed in the Rule 5 draft and sent to the mL despite pitching well, his development seems like an accident.

  252. luis April 23rd, 2012 at 12:42 am

    Against All Odds April 23rd, 2012 at 12:37 am

    luis April 23rd, 2012 at 12:36 am

    Shoulder injuries are very tricky, i hurt my shoulder and i still feel pain when i throw over the top.

    —————————–

    You need some stem cells :D

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

    :D too late for that bro!

  253. Against All Odds April 23rd, 2012 at 12:43 am

    J. Alfred Prufrock April 23rd, 2012 at 12:39 am

    I don’t like the fact when a pitchers velocity they brush it off like ppl are creating a story. They shouldn’t push the panic button but at least raise an eyebrow. But at the same time it could just be GM/manager speak
    ///

    Instead of spinning they should have shut him down immediately.

    —————————————–

    True plus we’re tired of hearing don’t worry it will be there. If it’s low in one or two starts fine but the closer you get to the season the velocity should be creeping up.

  254. Against All Odds April 23rd, 2012 at 12:44 am

    It’s never too late :)

  255. luis April 23rd, 2012 at 12:45 am

    Got to go, early start tomorrow.

    Buenas noches a todos!! GN!

  256. Rich in NJ April 23rd, 2012 at 12:45 am

    GN, luis

  257. J. Alfred Prufrock April 23rd, 2012 at 12:48 am

    Good one, primo!

  258. J. Alfred Prufrock April 23rd, 2012 at 12:51 am

    I’m out, too.

    Night, folks

  259. Rich in NJ April 23rd, 2012 at 12:53 am

    Yeah, me too. GN all.

  260. yankeefeminista April 23rd, 2012 at 12:55 am

    As of now, it’s just Nova, and given that he was exposed in the Rule 5 draft and sent to the mL despite pitching well, his development seems like an accident.
    _____
    Rich, they always liked Nova’s stuff. I will at least give them credit for that, and they did hope they would get him back in the rule 5. But they were concerned about his command, K rates and ability to finish off hitters, and he was ranked lower than other pitching prospects, so there was no pressure to rush Nova.

    And yeah, I agree that Hal’s agenda may not be a going all out to win one. More a “hey, we can be like the Rays and save money but still succeed to a certain extent” philosophy. Thus, the Pineda trade, so laden with risk, and yet they went for the trade for an under age 26 pitcher over the surer thing in either keeping Montero, trading him for a hitter or a less at risk pitcher. Let’s just hope the MRI comes back clean.

    I’m out as well. GN everyone. Sweet dreams and sweet realities for Pineda (fingers crossed)

  261. Wang IS Taiwan April 23rd, 2012 at 1:36 am

    Hey guys, MLB.com has the game tomorrow (Monday night) to start at 7pm, but they’re in Texas. The other two games are at 8pm. Anyone know if that’s correct?

    Thanks!

  262. Wang IS Taiwan April 23rd, 2012 at 1:41 am

    Nick in SF April 22nd, 2012 at 11:37 pm
    I wouldn’t be too worried about Pineda.

    Worst case scenario: he needs shoulder surgery, never fully recovers, and never pitches an inning for the Yanks.

    But it’s not like that’s contagious or anything.

    ~~~~~~~~~

    Oh Nick. Please never quit posting here. Your stuff is just too fun.

  263. Nick in SF April 23rd, 2012 at 2:11 am

    Thanks, Wang, as always.

    I might have to take off for a while, however; the Montero Liberation Front isn’t very happy with me and things could get a little too hot if Pineda’s really toast. I might have to repair to Formosa, in fact. Got a couch?

    The game is at 7pm ET/4pm PT tomorrow night, ESPN telecast.

  264. Wang IS Taiwan April 23rd, 2012 at 5:34 am

    Nick — Formosa welcomes you! But can you wager on sports over here like the US? That might put a damper on your happiness quotient.

    Thanks for posting the time. I’m definitely watching…until I have to leave for work. I hate how work gets in the way of my games.

  265. blake April 23rd, 2012 at 7:37 am

    Looks like Boston is finally going to move Barf back to the bullpen after that debacle the other night……funny thing os that he finally had a decent start in his.last outing even though he walked 7……but its hey really have no other choice….they are risking losing the games they can win by continuing on with their current pen.

    Tonight is the first true test for the Yanks this year……not the Angels……not the Red Sox…..the Rangers and Tigers are the teams they need to beat to get to the WS…and this series in Arlington will be a good little test as to where they are…1 of 3 down there would be acceptable but 2 of 3 or better would be a real confidence boost……..

    If they can go 3-3 over the next 6 and 5-3 over the Sox, Rangers, and Tigers series then id be happy with that.

  266. blake April 23rd, 2012 at 7:42 am

    Hope Pineda’s MRI is negative today…..if its still just inflammation then hopefully he will still get it back this year and be able to help in the 2nd half…..if that’s the case its really not surprising that it hasn’t resolved yet….it takes awhile

  267. Villa Nova-Ya April 23rd, 2012 at 7:49 am

    blake -

    I’d take 3-3, too, but that entails one of those series being lost and can you imagine the angst here??? LOL

  268. blake April 23rd, 2012 at 7:53 am

    Villa,

    I would hope folks wouldn’t freak out too much if they lost 2 of 3 in Texas…..though I do like the pitching matchups…..if CC can win tonight then hopefully they coukd win one of the next two……Darvish vs Kuroda should be fun.

  269. Villa Nova-Ya April 23rd, 2012 at 7:59 am

    Well, one can hope. :)

    I know Texas is really playing well right now, but I think that they will come back down to earth a little bit as the season goes on. The Angels will pick it up, as will the Yankees (starting-pitching wise).

    Detroit hasn’t been clicking on all cylinders, either. Let’s hope they don’t start this week!

  270. blake April 23rd, 2012 at 8:05 am

    If Hamilton stays healthy id expect Texas to hit all year….their rotation is really the x factor for them…..its got the potential to be really good and if it turns out to be then they’ll be tough

  271. Villa Nova-Ya April 23rd, 2012 at 8:10 am

    Hamilton’s health is always a big ? for them.

    I just hate them so much!!! (Mainly because of Washington)

  272. blake April 23rd, 2012 at 8:19 am

    So who is supposed to go into Boston’s rotation in place of Bard?

  273. blake April 23rd, 2012 at 8:23 am

    Dante Bichette Jr. did not play in the game but he did take batting practice. Law said he “has cleaned [his swing] up significantly since signing” and is better equipped to use the entire field. “He’s much more balanced and upright through contact without costing himself any of the hip rotation that helps him generate power,” he wrote.

    Mason Williams appears to be selling out for power and didn’t show the same disciplined approach as he has in the past. He remains a top-flight defensive center fielder and Law believes there “will be plenty of power there when his body matures.”

    Gary Sanchez‘s bat remains ridiculous, with power to all fields despite an exaggerated leg kick. His defense was a “pleasant surprise, as he’s substantially improved over where he was last year in both receiving and throwing.”

    Mike Newman of FanGraphs got a look at Sanchez earlier this week and did not agree with Law’s assessment of his defense, for what it’s worth. The video above comes from Newman’s article, which you should read.

    Tyler Austin has a swing that is “effortless [and] balanced throughout with a strong finish for line-drive power.” Law said he was unable to make adjustments to a series of changeups in the dirt and fastballs inside, however.

    Kelvin DeLeon is the same guy he’s always been. He hits the ball a mile when he connects but can also swing and miss with the best of ‘em. I saw DeLeon a few times back in his Staten Island Yankees days, the kid hadn’t met a pitch he didn’t think he could hit.

    http://www.riveraveblues.com

    Thought id post Law ‘s takes on Charleston again got those who didn’t see it…..RAB has this summary yesterday

  274. upstate kate April 23rd, 2012 at 8:26 am

    Good morning

    Blake
    Aaron Cook from Pawtucket is a possible replacement for Bard according to the Boston Globe

  275. Benny Blanco April 23rd, 2012 at 8:26 am

    While we have concerns over the Yankees rotation I don’t believe that cc will continue to pitch like this. He knows he has to step up his game and I fully expect him to do so.

    Id much rather have Phil Hughes go thru the bumps in the road now than to pitch great in the first half only to run out of gas in the second
    Half.

    Freddy won’t be in the rotation once andy returns so I’m not that concerned with him. Last years numbers were obvious an aberration.

  276. blake April 23rd, 2012 at 8:31 am

    Kate,

    Makes sense….I don’t think he’s a solution but he’s not terrible.

    Id let Phelps make Garcia’s next start and then when Andy is ready make a decision on whether Hughes or Phelps stays……love Freddy but he’s killing them and Id be ready to give the younger guy a chance at this point.

  277. RayVT April 23rd, 2012 at 8:31 am

    blake April 23rd, 2012 at 8:19 am
    So who is supposed to go into Boston’s rotation in place of Bard?

    Supposedly, Bard is only being put inthe BP for a few days & will start again on Saturday as the SP. It is a short-term thing.

    Also, Bobby V said he was in a slump as a Manager! WOW!

  278. joeman April 23rd, 2012 at 8:32 am

    SPing staff is bad & even with Andy coming back soon at 41 years old and hasn’t pitch in how long don’t expect much from him

  279. Betsy April 23rd, 2012 at 8:35 am

    I think it’s too early to be dumping Freddy. He’s in a slump and you have to let himself work himself out of it. Geez, it’s only 3 starts.

  280. blake April 23rd, 2012 at 8:37 am

    I just think Freddy isn’t pitching as well as he did last year….he doesn’t have his split or command…..he might find it but at his age and with other options I don’t think they are obligated to wait and see. Id probably actually skip that turn in the rotation this time through then let Phelps make the May 1 start at home against the orioles.

    Texas: Sabathia, Kuroda, Hughes
    Detroit: Nova, Sabathia, Kuroda.
    Baltimore: Hughes, Phelps, Nova

  281. Betsy April 23rd, 2012 at 8:39 am

    It’s only 3 starts. I have to get to work so I can’t really discuss it, but I think he deserves a heck of a lot more rope than 3 starts.

  282. blake April 23rd, 2012 at 8:41 am

    Betsy,

    The only reason Freddy is in the rotation at all though is because Pineda got hurt…….he’s coming out when Andy is ready anyway so Id prefer to see what Phelps has during that time so that they can evaluate whether he or Hughes stays when Pettite is ready. Yea Freddy might can turn it around…..but he’s killing the bullpen right now and the upside isn’t significant even if he does

  283. PacoDooley April 23rd, 2012 at 8:46 am

    I hope Pineda’s shoulder is clean not so much because I want to see him back in the rotation this season, but because major shoulder problems can derail a career.

  284. jacksquat April 23rd, 2012 at 8:51 am

    Against All Odds April 23rd, 2012 at 12:43 am
    J. Alfred Prufrock April 23rd, 2012 at 12:39 am

    I don’t like the fact when a pitchers velocity they brush it off like ppl are creating a story. They shouldn’t push the panic button but at least raise an eyebrow. But at the same time it could just be GM/manager speak
    ///

    Instead of spinning they should have shut him down immediately.

    —————————————–

    True plus we’re tired of hearing don’t worry it will be there. If it’s low in one or two starts fine but the closer you get to the season the velocity should be creeping up.

    Lots of pitchers don’t have full velocity in spring training, especially if they don’t come into camp in decent shape. And his velocity was creeping up.

    I don’t know if the Yankees were pushing for more velocity. In fact it could have been the fan/media constant questions about his velocity that contributed to causing him to press the issue and finally strain his shoulder.

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