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Pena at short, Swisher at first

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jul 31, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Right before I walked into the stadium I was told the Yankees have checked in on Ryan Dempster, but they dont expect to trade for him. The Yankees believe he is more likely going to the Dodgers, and one source indicates that the Yankees suspect they are being used as nothing more than leverage for the Cubs to get more in the deal.

Trade deadline is still a few minutes away. Here is the Yankees lineup for the day. No one unexpected listed on the lineup card.

Derek Jeter DH
Curtis Granderson CF
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher 1B
Raul Ibanez LF
Eric Chavez 3B
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Russell Martin C
Ramiro Pena SS

RHP Ivan Nova

 
 

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72 Responses to “Pena at short, Swisher at first”

  1. blake July 31st, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    In honor of Ramiero Pena playing today can we please get a bat in the next 20 minutes

  2. yankeefeminista July 31st, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    tick tock tick tock…

  3. Chip July 31st, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    I’ll say it again – this might be the dumbest lineup Girardi has ever put together.

    You have two sluggers out so yes, by all means bat your second best power hitter in the 2 spot and the guy coming off a groin injury cleanup. And put another power option on the bench entirely.

    Me – I do:

    Ichiro
    Jeter
    Granderson
    Cano
    Swisher
    Ibanez
    Jones
    Chavez
    Martin

  4. Hassey July 31st, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    Oh jeez – can someone please tell me what our magic number is already?

  5. DONNYBROOK July 31st, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    Pena at SS says a Ton about Girardi’s confidence in Nix at SS.

  6. 86w183 July 31st, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    Boy the Reds have some GAS in their pen

  7. Nick in SF July 31st, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    Ben Cherington So how exactly does the trade deadline work? Do trades have to go through by 4pm or just be accepted by 4pm?

  8. Nick in SF July 31st, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    JimBowdenESPNxm via Twitter Dempster to Yankees or Dodgers?….19 minutes to Decision Time and it won’t be South Beach

  9. Jerkface July 31st, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    The paperwork just has to be turned in to the commish office by 4, so trades can still go down after 4 PM and junk.

  10. blake July 31st, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    girardi would never allow lil dante to be traded.

  11. Chambliss July 31st, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    I agree about the lineup. Ichiro should be batting leadoff, moving everyone down one slot.

  12. DONNYBROOK July 31st, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    15 Minutes

  13. Nick in SF July 31st, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    JimBowdenESPNxm via Twitter Confirmed that Dempster has pre-approved both Yankees and Dodgers if traded

  14. Nick in SF July 31st, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    David_Schoenfield Tim Kurkjian saying the A’s have something in their back pocket brewing at the last minute …

  15. CountryClub July 31st, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    Ichiro should not be batting leadoff. His OBP is awful. He doesnt take walks and he obviously doesnt hit like he used to. He’s fine in the bottom 3rd where he can take risks on the bases once he gets on base.

  16. Chambliss July 31st, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    zzzzzzzzzzz…perhaps the most boring trade deadline in recent memory.

    Phils are dumping…how about Ryan Howard? :)

  17. Hassey July 31st, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    In downtown Oakland? That “thing” brewing in the A’s back pocket is probably an AK47.

  18. yanks 27 July 31st, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    dylanohernandez
    Source: the #Dodgers are out on Ryan Dempster.

  19. yanks 27 July 31st, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    That’s from the LA Times Dodgers writer

  20. 86w183 July 31st, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    Howard would be a big dump…. but unless he suddenly became a RH hitter capable of playing 3B and/or LF I’m not interested.

    I’m okay with Dempster if the price is low and he replaces Garcia in the rotation. That is unquestionably a significant upgrade.

  21. yanks 27 July 31st, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    TBrownYahoo

    Dodgers have pulled out of Dempster talks, according to source.

  22. yanks 27 July 31st, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    TBrownYahoo
    Yanks and Cubs still in ring re: Dempster.

  23. jr1212 July 31st, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    According to Jim Bowden the Yanks might have acquired Dempster

  24. Chip July 31st, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    5 minutes – then it’s all over but the whining.

  25. Chambliss July 31st, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    Dodgers out on Dempster according to MLBTR.

  26. Jerkface July 31st, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    ugh why

  27. DaveD July 31st, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Buster_ESPN
    As jayson stark reporting: Dodgers out on dempster. Yankees talking

  28. Tackelberry July 31st, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Jim Bowden just tweeted that Yanks may have acquired Dempster. Trying to get confirmation

  29. disco stu July 31st, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    The Pettitte setback must be more significant than we think if they are going after Dempster … maybe they are doing this so they dont get caught with their pants down come September if/when Andy continues to be delayed with coming back and is questionable for the post season.

  30. blake July 31st, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    Unless there is a second move to go wirh it…..blah…..but hey at least we will get to hear some good harry carey impersonatations :)

  31. yanks 27 July 31st, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    JimBowdenESPNxm
    Have not been able to get confirmation from Hoyer, Epstein, Cashman or Colletti on Dempster to Yanks but in 7 minutes we’ll know

  32. Yankee Trader July 31st, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    Cashman-You have 4 minutes to get the ink dry so it can be announce soon after 4PM that you have a deal.

  33. Pat M. July 31st, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    Don’t really need Demps

  34. blake July 31st, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    Dempster is pitching well but I dont see it as a needed move unless they got him reqlly cheap….

  35. DONNYBROOK July 31st, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    Dempster does Not do a lot for me. It comes down to just what are the Yanks parting with?

  36. blake July 31st, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    Now there are Dempster to the Rangers reports.

  37. Yankee Trader July 31st, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    Sorry but the Cubs will get a better player from the Yankees than they will by offering him a qualifying offer and getting a compensation pick

  38. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 31st, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    “The Red Sox have figured out the Yankees struggle against lefties. Have the Yankees noticed?”

    :)

    Such little trust in the Yankees organization – or such anger that they haven’t gotten a bat or won’t open their purse strings. Or one and the same!

    **********

    I thought the deadline was 3:00, ha ha.

    I saw someone mention Garcia being shopped. I was thinking that the Yankees could afford Freddy and DeWayne Wise. :)

    luis, you were not scolded for saying something similar to what Shane said. Come on now. She said almost everyone was on board. Last night you said everyone was in agreement about Phelps. As you saw after your comment, that just wasn’t the case.

    You really take your life in your hands when you suggest that everyone on this board is in agreement about anything!

  39. yanks 27 July 31st, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    Buster_ESPN

    Rangers land Ryan Dempster

  40. blake July 31st, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    Buster says its Rangers

  41. 86w183 July 31st, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    Chase Headley — there’s 1:00 to go!!

    Speed Dial has its purpose you know

  42. jr1212 July 31st, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    Dempster goes to Texas

  43. Triple Short of a Cycle July 31st, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    and in Captain Obvious news the Yanks do nothing again at the trade deadline. Gone are the days of Justice and Abreu

  44. PittsburghYankeeFan July 31st, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    Something is up. More than just Dempster, a rental for 58 game, of which he will pitch in 10 at most. Looks like a stealth flip of one of their other starters, perhaps for something big?

  45. Chip July 31st, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    Triple Short of a Cycle July 31st, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    and in Captain Obvious news the Yanks do nothing again at the trade deadline. Gone are the days of Justice and Abreu
    ——————

    Yankees made their trade a week ago.

  46. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 31st, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    I have MLB tv on. I put it on right after 3 and then found that the drop dead was 4. I can tell you what they say and it is that Demster goes to Rangers.

  47. PittsburghYankeeFan July 31st, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    Well, if Dempster went to Texas, the Yankees were played perfectly. What did they give up?

    Yankees need impact bats, not another starter. They have about 7.

  48. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 31st, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    MLB said more deals will get done and will be made public in the next hour or so.

  49. DONNYBROOK July 31st, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    Fine with me. Cashman drove the price up for Texas, just like he did with Crawford\Boston.

  50. Yankee Trader July 31st, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    Well Cashman I hope you were working multiple phones! :(

  51. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 31st, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    “Well, if Dempster went to Texas, the Yankees were played perfectly. What did they give up? ”

    Or they played it perfectly?

  52. RadioKev July 31st, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    Writing names down now so I won’t be accused of LoHud fallacy later…

  53. EA July 31st, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    and in Captain Obvious news the Yanks do nothing again at the trade deadline. Gone are the days of Justice and Abreu

    ————

    Yep. Going to take a while to get used to this new way of doing business. No RH stick, no starter, nothing aside from Ichiro.

    Oh well, maybe we’ll get hot in October. Wouldn’t count on these old players sustaining a hot streak for 3 weeks, but I guess stranger things have happened.

  54. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 31st, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    “and in Captain Obvious news the Yanks do nothing again at the trade deadline. Gone are the days of Justice and Abreu”

    There’s still time for deals to be announced. Just sayin’

  55. Shame Spencer July 31st, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    RadioKev July 31st, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    Writing names down now so I won’t be accused of LoHud fallacy later…

    ——————

    :lol:

  56. DaveD July 31st, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    Disappointing. Who cares if the Rangers gave up a C level prospect instead of a D level one? As if that is some kind of solace. Totally different than driving up the price for Boston on a FA signing

  57. Chambliss July 31st, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    Shane Spencer has come out of retirement…

  58. pat July 31st, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    Ken_Rosenthal

    Two Class A pitchers going from #Rangers to #Cubs for Dempster.

  59. Triple Short of a Cycle July 31st, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    Yankees made their trade a week ago.

    —————————————-

    a 38 year old past his prime player who is a shell of himself? and the only reason why they got him was because Sea picked up the money owed to him

  60. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 31st, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    If the Yankees are not in the world series, I will root for any AL team other than Texas (and the Sux).

    Neither Washington nor Valentine are great managers. I want HFA back with the AL. I’m thinking of the ASG.

  61. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 31st, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    “a 38 year old past his prime player who is a shell of himself? and the only reason why they got him was because Sea picked up the money owed to him”

    Not everyone sees him as a shell of himself, and he can cover the outfield and throw to the plate like nobody’s business. That pickup was gold in terms of Yankee needs.

    Also, because the Yanks don’t acquire anyone today doesn’t mean they won’t be acquiring someone. The waiver wire is an interesting mechanism.

  62. DaSaint007 July 31st, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    Dempster for 2 Class A pitchers? Of course, were it the Yankees, they would have asked for 2 AAA pitchers.

  63. ron July 31st, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    I am not worried about dempster to the rangers,and hopefully their farm system took a hit.

  64. Shame Spencer July 31st, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    Guys dont worry:

    Joel Sherman ?@Joelsherman1

    #Yankees on verge of getting Casey McGehee for Chad Qualls from #Pirates

  65. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 31st, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue July 31st, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    There’s still time for deals to be announced. Just sayin’

    ;)

  66. TheStraw July 31st, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    Qualls traded to Pirates for McGehee. Theres\’s your short term Arod help.

  67. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 31st, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    WE GOT MCGEHEE!!!!

    :)

    That’s a nice move, kids!!!

  68. PittsburghYankeeFan July 31st, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    Casey McGehee is awful. However, Chad Quallis moving is addition by subtraction.

  69. Triple Short of a Cycle July 31st, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    Casey McGehee is similar to Pedro Alverez. They both had 1 good year and now they are part time players who stink

  70. Triple Short of a Cycle July 31st, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    What is scary is the fact that we were even in on Dempster at all. That tells you all you need to know how blind Cash is to this teams needs on offense

  71. Nick in SF July 31st, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Dan Szymborski I’d trade Jason Bay for Oddjob and Jaws.

  72. Migs July 31st, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    I really don’t understand some of the people on here.

    You are complaining that we looked into and almost got ryan dempster?

    At most we would have traded bichette jr. for him. It would have been a nice move by the yanks if they were able to get him for a cheap price. Offense was not attainable this deadline. Teams like the dodgers and giants went after it a lot more.

    It also would bulk up our bullpen for the post-season with hughes going to the pen, and possibly nova.

    And how can you complain about mcgehee? He fills a current need and we gave up nothing for him.

    What were you all really expecting? Once you see who was traded where and for what, it would have been difficult to get a big bat to help this team.


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