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Chamberlain: “It’s nice to have those feelings again”

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Aug 01, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The Yankees burned through four different relievers last night, and David Phelps pitched an inning and two-thirds on Monday. If the Yankees need multiple innings of relief tonight, guess who’s the most likely candidate…

“I don’t think there’s any easing, my friend,” Joba Chamberlain said. “It’s going to be all go, and that’s the way I want it. I don’t want any — I dare to say — any Joba Rules, but you know I don’t want any of that. I want to be able to just go. I can give them 30 to 40 pitches. I’ve done it three times during this stretch of coming back. Hopefully, whatever the situation arises, whether it’s a couple of hitters, whether it’s an inning or an inning and a third, just to be able to be in the bullpen to help those guys is just something I’m really looking forward to.”

Chamberlain said he had just arrived in Trenton yesterday when Steve Donohue called and told him to turn around. On his way back to New York, Chamberlain made a series of phone calls thanking everyone from Dr. Andrews’ office to the rehab guys in Tampa for helping him get back to the big leagues.

“It’s been a tremendous 14 months in a lot of ways,” he said. “Obviously honored to be able to be back here and help this team, but there’s so much I learned along the way. I think that was the biggest thing. Tell everybody thank you. It feels like I’m doing this all over again. I did it in 2007, telling everybody I made it to the big leagues. To be honest with you, I was more nervous now, today, than I was when I got called up. It’s nice to have those feelings again.”

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71 Responses to “Chamberlain: “It’s nice to have those feelings again””

  1. blake August 1st, 2012 at 8:54 am

    Go Joba!

  2. austinmac August 1st, 2012 at 8:57 am

    I am impressed with Joba and his efforts. Rehab is very difficult, and he had to do two, back to back. He deserves some good luck.

  3. J. Alfred Prufrock August 1st, 2012 at 8:58 am

    Repost

    J. Alfred Prufrock August 1st, 2012 at 8:45 am

    The attitude from IPK never bothered me. He was sent down to the minors and stomped on the competition because he had confidence. He just wasn’t effective at the big league level at times. The last thing I want to see is Nova start to feel like he doesn’t have the stuff to get out batters.
    ///

    Pacodooley, well said.

    Who the hell cares what a rookie/young pitcher says to some person with a microphone or pen who’s pushing into their sweaty face off the heat of a game?

    Pitching is ultimately an arcane thing. Don’t people realize reporters run with soundbites – even the print ones – and create entire stories based on them, which they have to turn over in minutes to hit deadlines? By design, it’s not going to be profound and it will be deprived of its shadows and nuances.The players sense this and have been schooled to a certain extent in KISS when speaking to the wolves.

    RadioKev – first language is not a copout, not when people pounce on word choices that may be entirely random for Nova, but fraught with “meaning” projected on them by those outside looking in.

    Blake is right, too, Nova’s been a good citizen and when sent down, dutifully worked his butt off and earned his ticket back to the Bronx, even though he didn’t earn his demotion, which he could have rightfully byatched about, had he been so inclined.

    The crap young pitchers get here for innocently stepping into traps laid for them is ridiculous. The media will force its agenda, when there’s nothing but a void there. That’s how it works.

  4. J. Alfred Prufrock August 1st, 2012 at 9:01 am

    Joba looked in midseason form down here on Sunday. When you sit right behind the plate, you not only see but feel the violence of the arm. He’s special, and he will help immensely.

    I hope though, that in the offseason, he is told to begin preparing to start for 2013. He belongs in the rotation, long term.

  5. RadioKev August 1st, 2012 at 9:02 am

    Who cares? He also has done whatever the Yanks have asked without complaining…..and even if he speaks fines english its tough to know if hes really saying what he means or if those quotes are being twisted to say something he really doesnt mean. Sounds like to me he basically was saying it was a bad day and hes tryig to move on……
    —————–

    Who cares, exactly.

    I just think it’s a cop out or slightly demeaning to say that Nova might not know what he’s saying in English. He doesn’t speak broken English or something.

    I don’t really think it’s controversial at all that a pitcher tries to move on from a bad outing. It’s not like he said something wild, or he didn’t face the media. I’m not detracting from the guy, I just think there’s no point in being apologetic about it.

  6. RadioKev August 1st, 2012 at 9:05 am

    And JAP, I generally agree that fans seek for far too much meaning out of players performance and words. I’m more concerned about what Nova is doing on the mound.

  7. RYUKINGDOM August 1st, 2012 at 9:05 am

    The Yankees really need you Joba. Good luck to you.

  8. austinmac August 1st, 2012 at 9:06 am

    This is a big game today. A loss means a 4 1/2 game lead with two months to play. If anyone thinks that is a safe lead hasn’t followed baseball.

  9. Shame Spencer August 1st, 2012 at 9:17 am

    Did you guys hear about this Badminton scandal lol? Much more interesting than the semi-scandal Nova caused.

  10. Shame Spencer August 1st, 2012 at 9:18 am

    austinmac August 1st, 2012 at 9:06 am

    This is a big game today. A loss means a 4 1/2 game lead with two months to play. If anyone thinks that is a safe lead hasn’t followed baseball.

    —————-

    6.5 up on August 1st doesn’t even make me comfortable lol.. We’re playing within our division quite a bit down the stretch.

  11. Bret The Hitman August 1st, 2012 at 9:18 am

    Curtis Granderson. Somebody mentioned a plan to make him an offer for an extension and if he declines it, shop him.

    Well his closest comp is this guy so I would not offer him a penny more.

    Adam Dunn 1b-of

    4 years/$56M (2011-14)

    signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 12/3/10

    11:$12M, 12:$14M, 13:$15M, 14:$15M

  12. Bret The Hitman August 1st, 2012 at 9:23 am

    So if Grandy won’t take 14 million AAV, he can go make wind in Arizona or Texas.

  13. J. Alfred Prufrock August 1st, 2012 at 9:23 am

    austinmac August 1st, 2012 at 9:06 am

    This is a big game today. A loss means a 4 1/2 game lead with two months to play. If anyone thinks that is a safe lead hasn’t followed baseball.
    ////

    It’s by no means a safe lead, but assuming they will hold service is more pleasant than the alternative.

  14. GoldGlove9486 August 1st, 2012 at 9:29 am

    Win today, and then beat up Seattle this weekend. They’ll be due to lose a few. Try to get the lead back up to 7.5 for the brutal road trip that starts on Monday.

  15. J. Alfred Prufrock August 1st, 2012 at 9:31 am

    RadioKev August 1st, 2012 at 9:05 am

    And JAP, I generally agree that fans seek for far too much meaning out of players performance and words. I’m more concerned about what Nova is doing on the mound.
    ///

    Me too, but young pitchers are going to go through these things. It goes with the territory. Noting that he’s struggled needs to be balanced by the idea that he will from time to time. I guess I kind of enjoy, if that’s the right word, the evolution of these young kids, even the rough patches. For a change, I can relax that one outing won’t doom them to the bullpen or put them on an outbound flight. Watching Hughes and Nova this season has been my personal Yankee highlight, no question.

  16. blake August 1st, 2012 at 9:32 am

    “I just think it’s a cop out or slightly demeaning to say that Nova might not know what he’s saying in English. He doesn’t speak broken English or something.”

    I dont think its demeaning to suggest that things could get lost in translation…..I dont know how well Nova speaks english but I do know that even for people who speak English as a first language things sometimes dont come out like you mean for them to…..I would guess its more common for 2nd languages.

  17. blake August 1st, 2012 at 9:33 am

    Bret,

    Yea….I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that Id offer Granderson something in the 4/60 range…..if he declined that Id shop him

  18. Hassey August 1st, 2012 at 9:35 am

    anyone stop to consider what happens of Joba comes back with great velocity but can’t throw strikes? Even so, his ability to miss some bats will make him more valuable than a coming-down-to-earth Eppley or Rapada, but let’s not put the cart before the horse.

    As for the next month, we’re due for a surge (even the banged-up lineup should hit better than this). Detroit, Texas and Toronto have their own problems…if we keep the ball in the ballparks we’ll go .500 at least. Let’s hope that’s good enough to maintain some kind of lead going into September.

  19. blake August 1st, 2012 at 9:36 am

    I think anything beyond that and youre taking on too much risk and not saving enough money or years to warant extending him early.

    If he declines then shop him to the Dodgers, Braves, Dbacks…..etc……try to pry away Teheran or Zach Lee or somebody and then sign Melky or trade for Upton …..or BOTH!

  20. Tackelberry August 1st, 2012 at 9:37 am

    All teams and players hit bumps in the road sometimes. Lets have a little patience for once. A few losses, and half the fan base is ready to jump off the bridge. I for one am glad that Cashman didn’t make a panic move and get Dempster. He is a fringe starter at best, and he’s 35. We don’t need another aging starter. Even Headley. yeah he could play 3rd, but he is considered a lousy outfielder and they are not ready to make Arod a full time DH yet.

  21. J. Alfred Prufrock August 1st, 2012 at 9:37 am

    I agree with Blake, also noteworthy was GLove’s observation that the kid was in tears – he looked a little glassy-eyed to me, too. It’s not just words, it’s the general countenance and demeanor that can tell the truth – not some autopilot response to people rushing to file a story on time.

    Later

  22. Shame Spencer August 1st, 2012 at 9:39 am

    “If he declines then shop him to the Dodgers, Braves, Dbacks…..etc……try to pry away Teheran or Zach Lee or somebody and then sign Melky or trade for Upton …..or BOTH!”

    Team Greedy!!!

  23. Villa Nova-Ya August 1st, 2012 at 9:39 am

    Relative to Nova’s comfort with the English language, I think it is slightly interesting to note that he got a Twitter account and was tweeting in English. He made a gaffe one night with English and got a lot of teasing from his followers. So he has since only tweeted in Spanish.

    I think he does well in interviews, but there are nuances in language that do get lost in translation. I commend any person who can learn a second language. I cannot imagine trying to speak what little of any other language I know in front of a crowd of reporters and a television camera with microphones shoved in my face.

    Do players pay for their own interpreters or are they on the team payroll??

  24. KennyH123 August 1st, 2012 at 9:41 am

    “Joba looked in midseason form down here on Sunday. When you sit right behind the plate, you not only see but feel the violence of the arm. He’s special, and he will help immensely.

    I hope though, that in the offseason, he is told to begin preparing to start for 2013. He belongs in the rotation, long term.”

    The absolute last thing they need to do is shuttle him back to the rotation. He’s a reliever, and should stay there. And the max effort delivery, or “violence of the arm” as you call it, is precisely why.

  25. Bret The Hitman August 1st, 2012 at 9:41 am

    Blake,

    I hear ya and I even think 4/60 is too much. 4/56 would be my top offer. Whether they keep him at those dollars or trade him, they need to sign Melky. Melky requires no fancy deals. It’s just strictly money. Cashman’s good at that.

    If Granderson is dealt, who plays CF though? That’s my question. Gardner has Nadyitis and Crawforditis.

  26. Shame Spencer August 1st, 2012 at 9:45 am

    Seriously, guys… badminton scandal. Much more entertaining than Nova. Trust.

  27. Hassey August 1st, 2012 at 9:45 am

    Bret/Blake – Is it too late for Cash to go get Mike Cameron, Steve Finley or Roger Cedeno as a CF stopgap?

  28. Bret The Hitman August 1st, 2012 at 9:46 am

    Ryan Dempster. If the Yankees nearly obtained him then they must have planned to spin Nova or Hughes along with Freddy Garcia. With Pettite back, CC, Kuroda and also Dempster there’s would have only been room for 1 of Hughes, Nova, Garcia.

    So the Yankees had some deals lined up contigent on the Dempster deal and although they missed out on Dempster, they laid some groundwork to deal Hughes or Nova and they have made progress with other teams interested in those young starting pitchers.

    AZ was said to be working on “something big” that fell through.

    You decide.

  29. Villa Nova-Ya August 1st, 2012 at 9:48 am

    Bret -

    Makes for interesting speculation.

  30. blake August 1st, 2012 at 9:52 am

    “Melky requires no fancy deals. It’s just strictly money. Cashman’s good at that.”

    Hes good at it….but Hal has to let him do ehat hes good at.

    ” If Granderson is dealt, who plays CF though? That’s my question. Gardner has Nadyitis and Crawforditis.”

    Legit question ….youd have to either hope Gardner can stay healthy or if you signed Melky he could play there until hopefully Mason is ready..

  31. Bret The Hitman August 1st, 2012 at 9:52 am

    Scratch that. With Pettite back, CC, Kuroda and also Dempster there’s would have only been room for 1 of Hughes, Nova, Garcia AND David Phelps.

    Now I don’t think they would have traded away 2 young pitchers who could have potentially pitched in the 2013 rotation and beyond but if they were in on Justin Upton than it’s possible.

    To even think about trading Nova, they must really want to protect those A-ball players. Other than Nova, those young hitters are their only trade chips. Banuelos is injured so…

  32. blake August 1st, 2012 at 9:53 am

    Bluster said the Dbacks were trying for Garza…..that was the big move I guess.

  33. blake August 1st, 2012 at 9:55 am

    FWIW I think its highly unlikely that we see Melky back in pinstripes…..even though it would appear hes a pretty good fit age wise and skills wise to what they need.

  34. blake August 1st, 2012 at 9:59 am

    I do hope that the Yankee FO realizes that the offense needs a retool this winter though…..Jeter will be 39 next year….Swisher will likely be gone….Alex is declining …..Granderson will be a year older……etc…..they are flawed this year…..its not going to get better without some changes……need to get younger…..need to get more versatile …..need some guys that can hit there way on base.

    The way to beat the Yankees now is to pitch carefully to Cano and not walk everyone else.

  35. Bret The Hitman August 1st, 2012 at 9:59 am

    Whether Gardner plays LF or CF doesn’t matter. He’s still fragile and has elbow issues that killed the career of Nady and now possibly Crawford.

    If you deal Granderson you have to find another OF in addition to Melky Cabrera who takes Swisher’s place.

    So maybe when you deal Granderson you bring back another OF.

    Even if you did bring in Melky for Swish and a young OF for Granderson, you’d need a bench guy who can play LF in an emergency. I guess you could bring back Ichiro.

  36. Against All Odds August 1st, 2012 at 9:59 am

    blake August 1st, 2012 at 9:53 am

    Bluster said the Dbacks were trying for Garza…..that was the big move I guess.

    ———————–

    The big move would have been going for Lee

  37. Against All Odds August 1st, 2012 at 10:01 am

    The way to beat the Yankees now is to pitch carefully to Cano and not walk everyone else.

    ———————————

    Pretty much. I liked the look Robbie had after he hit the HR. He had a little fire in his eyes

  38. Bronx Jeers August 1st, 2012 at 10:01 am

    He made a gaffe one night with English and got a lot of teasing from his followers. So he has since only tweeted in Spanish.

    ————————————–

    And of course the teasing most likely came from people that only speak English.

    The word Imbecile needs no translation.

  39. bruceb August 1st, 2012 at 10:02 am

    All teams and players hit bumps in the road sometimes. Lets have a little patience for once.

    You’re right, of course, Tackelberry, but I have a nasty feeling that this is more than just a bump in the road. Yanks are in free fall, riddled with injuries to key players, and their front office seems more concerned with getting the payroll under 189 million than it does about winning Championships. I fear our fellow AL East teams are smelling blood in the water.

  40. blake August 1st, 2012 at 10:04 am

    “The big move would have been going for Lee”

    Dbacks are on his no trade list

  41. blake August 1st, 2012 at 10:05 am

    “If you deal Granderson you have to find another OF in addition to Melky Cabrera who takes Swisher’s place.”

    Either way….Cashman needs to.do what it takes to get Upton this winter

  42. randy l. August 1st, 2012 at 10:06 am

    http://espn.go.com/mlb/stats/b...../minpa/125

    Sortable Batting
    RK PLAYER TEAM AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS OWAR
    1 Joe Mauer MIN 181 38 68 13 0 5 36 3 1 26 19 .376 .454 .530 .984 0.0
    2 A.J. Pierzynski CHW 296 43 87 11 3 18 55 0 0 17 45 .294 .343 .534 .876 0.0
    3 Kelly Shoppach BOS 117 15 29 11 2 4 13 1 0 11 50 .248 .338 .479 .817 0.0
    4 Jesus Montero SEA 144 16 44 6 0 6 17 0 0 9 30 .306 .344 .472 .816 0.0
    5 Mike Napoli TEX 191 28 47 5 2 10 28 1 0 31 64 .246 .358 .450 .809 0.0
    6 Jarrod Saltalamacchia BOS 252 38 58 14 0 19 42 0 0 20 82 .230 .287 .512 .799 0.0
    7 Carlos Santana CLE 228 31 56 16 0 7 33 2 1 45 54 .246 .367 .408 .775 0.0
    8 J.P. Arencibia TOR 265 34 65 15 0 15 46 1 0 13 77 .245 .284 .472 .755 0.0
    9 Matt Wieters BAL 305 35 73 15 0 13 47 1 0 34 60 .239 .323 .416 .739 0.0
    10 Ryan Doumit MIN 135 9 39 9 0 2 11 0 0 8 26 .289 .338 .400 .738 0.0
    RK PLAYER TEAM AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS OWAR
    11 Alex Avila DET 234 28 57 14 1 6 28 2 0 36 61 .244 .342 .389 .731 0.0
    12 Lou Marson CLE 112 17 29 6 2 0 8 3 0 17 26 .259 .359 .348 .707 0.0
    13 Russell Martin NYY 235 25 45 10 0 12 29 2 0 34 49 .191 .309 .387 .696 0.0

  43. Bret The Hitman August 1st, 2012 at 10:06 am

    Brian Cashman. Knowing Brian Cashman and the conservative ways of the front office, the most likely path always involves changing as little as possible. I think the best we can hope for is that he signs Melky, keeps Granderson in CF and brings back Ichiro to DH and backup LF for Gardner given Gardner’s health risks.

    That’s just two moves.

    Ink Melky.

    Ink Ichiro.

    Shouldn’t be too complicated for our very mediocre GM.

  44. Tackelberry August 1st, 2012 at 10:07 am

    bruceb August 1st, 2012 at 10:02 am
    All teams and players hit bumps in the road sometimes. Lets have a little patience for once.

    You’re right, of course, Tackelberry, but I have a nasty feeling that this is more than just a bump in the road. Yanks are in free fall, riddled with injuries to key players, and their front office seems more concerned with getting the payroll under 189 million than it does about winning Championships. I fear our fellow AL East teams are smelling blood in the water.

    _____________________________________

    And after they win a couple of games you’ll start to feel better. Trust me.

  45. Against All Odds August 1st, 2012 at 10:09 am

    blake August 1st, 2012 at 10:04 am

    “The big move would have been going for Lee”

    Dbacks are on his no trade list

    ——————————

    That sucks I wonder if he would have waived it. It would be better than staying on the Phils who are trying to rebuild

  46. The Return of Stoneburner August 1st, 2012 at 10:14 am

    randy l. August 1st, 2012 at 10:06 am
    http://espn.go.com/mlb/stats/b…../minpa/125

    Sortable Batting
    RK PLAYER TEAM AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS OWAR
    1 Joe Mauer MIN 181 38 68 13 0 5 36 3 1 26 19 .376 .454 .530 .984 0.0
    2 A.J. Pierzynski CHW 296 43 87 11 3 18 55 0 0 17 45 .294 .343 .534 .876 0.0
    3 Kelly Shoppach BOS 117 15 29 11 2 4 13 1 0 11 50 .248 .338 .479 .817 0.0
    4 Jesus Montero SEA 144 16 44 6 0 6 17 0 0 9 30 .306 .344 .472 .816 0.0

    *******

    The false prophet son is slipping – he used to be no.1 on this list that you posted. Actually – he was down around 5th or 6th – but I guess it was time to post a new one since he moved up a few slots.

    Oh false prophet son and your fan boys – why did you go 1 for 4 last night and dip your July average to .300 overall – when you did not play all of the games and your average was much higher in recent weeks but has now dropped for that month (remember – false prophet fan boys were touting an average of .333 recently – and around .308 yesterday – the average was dropping) – touted even hear yesterday by the poster who sells his season tickets that shall not be named – oh false pophet son and your fan boys – - why does a false prophet only hit two homeruns and only 4 doubles in 70 ABs in July – - – - oh the poetics do not stop – the wax – the poetics – the wax poetics of these lists continue – - – -

  47. Shame Spencer August 1st, 2012 at 10:14 am

    blake August 1st, 2012 at 9:53 am

    Bluster said the Dbacks were trying for Garza…..that was the big move I guess.
    ———————-

    Upton for Garza still makes no sense to me…..

    I know GB’s been missing.. has Rich been around at all? I hope everyone enjoying summer vacation. It was a little morbid last night as people speculated that GB might be dead.

  48. Bronx Jeers August 1st, 2012 at 10:14 am

    There’s 3 teams with 2 catchers on that list.

  49. blake August 1st, 2012 at 10:15 am

    Bret,

    If I had to bet on it I would guess rhe 2013 outfield will be Gardner, Granderson, and Stop gap X……..plus more talk about how the offense is a strength and how they trust track records.

  50. Tackelberry August 1st, 2012 at 10:15 am

    Lee getting his just desserts for spurning the Yanks and saying Phils are younger. Now they hold a fire sale and he’s stuck on a loser

  51. ac1 August 1st, 2012 at 10:17 am

    Yea….I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that Id offer Granderson something in the 4/60 range…..if he declined that Id shop him

    ___

    No. He has become HR or bust….

    We need to start replacing HR or bust players with hitters that understand how to hit .280-.300 and when you do that, you move runners over and you hit with RISP and the RBIs come

    Our 1998 team: i believe Tino lead the team that year with 28 homeruns.

    Shocker we had 114 wins, won close games, and didnt wait around for a homerun to get runs on the board.

  52. ac1 August 1st, 2012 at 10:18 am

    And trading Granderson will be a tough decision, but one i think will benefit our team long term (if they get good hitters/prospects in return)…

  53. blake August 1st, 2012 at 10:20 am

    “Upton for Garza still makes no sense to me…..”

    I highly doubt that was the deql unless the Cubs added more and they dont have much else to add……
    I

  54. Against All Odds August 1st, 2012 at 10:21 am

    Tackelberry August 1st, 2012 at 10:15 am

    Lee getting his just desserts for spurning the Yanks and saying Phils are younger. Now they hold a fire sale and he’s stuck on a loser

    —————————————–

    That’s the best thing that has happened. He was so smug in choosing the Phils and since he has rejoined the team they have gone backwards.

  55. blake August 1st, 2012 at 10:24 am

    “No. He has become HR or bust….”

    still he’d be a 30-40 homer outfielder that would probably play plus defense in LF. You can’t really trade him unless you are going to replace him with something….

    If they signed Melky or traded for Upton and then dealt Granderson to recoup prospects then that would be a fine plan I think…..it just doesn’t seem like something they’d do…..they don’t really operate like that…..not saying they shouldn’t …..but they just don’t.

  56. RMike August 1st, 2012 at 10:24 am

    Eh, I don’t even think I’d offer Granderson an extension of any kind. It’s not even about the contract with him, it is that they need to overhaul their approach to composing the offense. They have too many low average, high strikeout, poor situational hitting, good power guys. Not to mention, aging guys with long swings and declining bat speed.

    They need to start fixing this immediately – Grandy is a good guy, but he is a part of the problem. Tex/ARod are going nowhere obviously. Cano is going to be re-signed to a massive deal whether we like it or not. Jeter is probably going to be around for a couple more years at least. There are only so many places they can fix, short-term.

    The worst thing they can do is stay status-quo.

  57. Shame Spencer August 1st, 2012 at 10:25 am

    blake August 1st, 2012 at 10:20 am

    “Upton for Garza still makes no sense to me…..”

    I highly doubt that was the deql unless the Cubs added more and they dont have much else to add……
    —————–

    Yeah it wouldn’t make any sense but that’s what we were hearing some rumors about yesterday. Rumors are just that for a reason though. Oh well.. I wish today wasn’t an afternoon game. Years ago I could try to ignore the results until the replay at 7pm but with Twitter its impossible. It’s basically ruined the Olympics for me lol.

  58. ac1 August 1st, 2012 at 10:26 am

    If they signed Melky or traded for Upton and then dealt Granderson to recoup prospects then that would be a fine plan I think…..it just doesn’t seem like something they’d do…..they don’t really operate like that…..not saying they shouldn’t …..but they just don’t.

    ____

    That would be the intent.
    To replace him with a cheaper/younger FA.
    Sorry but he strikes out WAY TOO MUCH…

  59. Bret The Hitman August 1st, 2012 at 10:28 am

    OF scenarios

    A: Gardner LF, Granderson CF, Melky RF, Ichiro DH/OF

    1) Let Swisher walk
    2) Sign Melky
    3) Bring back Ichiro

    B: Melky LF, Gardner CF, Upton RF, Ichiro DH/OF

    1) Let Swisher walk
    2) Sign Melky
    3) Bring back Ichiro
    4) Trade Granderson
    5) Move Gardner to CF

    C: Gardner LF, Granderson CF, Ichiro RF

    1) Let Swisher walk
    2) Bring back Ichiro

    I don’t think they will trade Granderson so I’d say A or C.

  60. Bret The Hitman August 1st, 2012 at 10:33 am

    And with C I think they would have been more inclined to take that route if they planned on using the savings in RF on a starting pitcher. With Cain, Hamels off the market and the Angels hellbent on inking Greinke, I don’t see C as very likely.

    So i’m going with A.

  61. Hassey August 1st, 2012 at 10:33 am

    Guys – If the Yankees decide that they don’t think enough of Granderson to resign him, then what other team(s) need him badly enough to fork over that kind of payola?

  62. ac1 August 1st, 2012 at 10:34 am

    C is predictably what they will do…..
    Would be nice for once for them to get creative and make the tough calls and not just the obvious ones.

  63. Bret The Hitman August 1st, 2012 at 10:34 am

    The Dodgers hands-down would want Granderson. Hands-down. They have the money and need the lefty masher to complement Kemp.

  64. RadioKev August 1st, 2012 at 10:34 am

    The Yankees won’t sign Melky, and won’t trade Granderson. Granderson provides too much production now to trade and still contend. He also provides a ton of value in comparison to his $10m salary.

    You guys have to get off the Grandy hate train and appreciate him for what he is, not what he isn’t.

  65. ac1 August 1st, 2012 at 10:36 am

    Also, I dont get why Ichiro is NOT batting 1st.

    Batting him 8th has NOT sparked the lineup like Girardi claimed it would.

  66. RMike August 1st, 2012 at 10:37 am

    Granderson for Zach Lee, then flip Zach Lee+ others for Upton

  67. Bret The Hitman August 1st, 2012 at 10:37 am

    C would make more sense if they needed the savings in RF to ink a starting pitcher. But Cain and Hamels are off the board and Greinke is on his way.

    I don’t think C is likely, although it’s the simplest, most conservative path.

  68. DONNYBROOK August 1st, 2012 at 10:37 am

    An offensive “approach” or “strategy”, starts with the Mgr. Girardi has No Offensive Strategy, henceforth, his team follows suit. Granderson can Not be faulted for merely mirroring Girardi’s verbal proclamation that the Yankee offense is based on HR’s. Girardi’s acceptance of such in his lame, “That’s what we are” speech, will continue to be a day that will live in infamy throughout this season.

  69. Hassey August 1st, 2012 at 10:37 am

    Bret – You think LA would put Grandy in LEFT? At that price, for all those K’s, with what they’re trying to build out there?

  70. ac1 August 1st, 2012 at 10:38 am

    The Yankees won’t sign Melky, and won’t trade Granderson. Granderson provides too much production now to trade and still contend. He also provides a ton of value in comparison to his $10m salary.

    ____

    Im curious.

    Since this was the contract grandy signed with Detroit, does he only could 6 M to our 189?
    5 yr/$30,250,000

  71. RadioKev August 1st, 2012 at 10:43 am

    ac1 August 1st, 2012 at 10:38 am
    The Yankees won’t sign Melky, and won’t trade Granderson. Granderson provides too much production now to trade and still contend. He also provides a ton of value in comparison to his $10m salary.

    ____

    Im curious.

    Since this was the contract grandy signed with Detroit, does he only could 6 M to our 189?
    5 yr/$30,250,000
    ————–

    He doesn’t count to 189 at all. His contract is up after next season.

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