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Hughes comes through in one-run win

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Aug 28, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

With no Mark Teixeira, no Alex Rodriguez and no extra-base hits, the Yankees played small ball tonight. They needed their pitching staff to do the bulk of the heavy lifting, and Phil Hughes delivered seven strong innings for a 2-1 win against the Blue Jays. Hughes struck out five and allowed four hits, lowering his ERA to 4.02 while picking up his 13th win. A solo home run by Adeiny Hechavarria — of all people — gave Toronto its only run. The Yankees scored their runs on a three singles in the third inning, and a sacrifice fly in the fourth. Dave Robertson and Rafael Soriano each pitched for a third straight day to close out the win.

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122 Responses to “Hughes comes through in one-run win”

  1. Against All Odds August 28th, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    Untuck

  2. Yogi Mantle August 28th, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    Girardi looked more relieved than happy with that last strike.

  3. yankeefeminista August 28th, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    Huuuughes!

  4. Benny Blanco August 28th, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    Great win for hughesie. Now if he can get that era…under 4.

  5. igotid88 August 28th, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    Huuuughes

  6. Benny Blanco August 28th, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    Hughes has 13 wins and Jeff Nelson on first pitch said that he wouldn’t win more than 9 games before the season started.

  7. blake August 28th, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    Hughes stepped up today….the offense did nothing and he took control and won the game….had some good fortune there in the 6th but otherwise he locked it down…..been sayin it for awhile but he’s trending upwards….he may never be that ace ….but he’s turning in to a very solid big league starter.

    great job by Robertson and nice bounce back outing by Soriano who maybe had his best stuff of the year tonight. Much needed victory…..now can hand the ball to Sabathia tomorrow and hopefully take the series.

  8. tucker August 28th, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    Satisfying win …

  9. jmills August 28th, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    Hughes? :)

  10. Doc Iac August 28th, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    good win by hughes, an angry untuck is the best kinda untuck

  11. blake August 28th, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    “Hughes has 13 wins and Jeff Nelson on first pitch said that he wouldn’t win more than 9 games before the season started.”

    Nellie was a great reliever for the Yanks….but he’s one of the bigger know nothings on Tv or radio….only slightly better than Dibble.

  12. blake August 28th, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Great win….still a bit concerned with the NOoffense

  13. Yankee Trader August 28th, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    Thank goodness he had a quick clean inning. I don’t think I could have held my breath any longer.

    Two clean innings and a save to Cano, who made the play of the day highlight reel for sure tonight.

  14. Nick in SF August 28th, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    “Tar August 28th, 2012 at 9:40 pm
    Sorry jmills
    But I sure hope you win tomorrow”

    You don’t like CC anymore? :shock:

  15. bruceb August 28th, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    Man. these close games are killing me!

  16. jmills August 28th, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    YT, go to bed :) want Stroman?

  17. Yankee Trader August 28th, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    Blake-

    8 hits in 11 innings last night, 5 hits tonight and 1 for 5 with RISP. Team needs to start gelling on all facets of the game, and put a nice winning streak together. Cannot afford losing any series to sub .500 teams.

  18. Yankee Trader August 28th, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    jmills-

    Go to bed-It was a quick game-not even 10 PM EST yet.

  19. yankeefeminista August 28th, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    id, as per your question, average velo was 91.41 according to pitchfx.

  20. tucker August 28th, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    Four of five top payrolls in baseball are poised to miss the playoffs: Red Sox, Phils, Detroit and Angels … Only the Yanks (appears) will play in October ..

  21. Bo knows August 28th, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    Two wins over 500 since the AS game. How’s your pinky Alex?

  22. Yankee Trader August 28th, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    Another lefty tomorrow and Jones creeping closer to submerging below the Mendoza line. Now batting .206!

  23. Pat M. August 28th, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    blake……..Hughes wasn’t a rotation favorite going into the season……

  24. igotid88 August 28th, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Hughes home e.r.a 3.27. And that’s with 19 hr given up

  25. igotid88 August 28th, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    yankeefeminista August 28th, 2012 at 9:50 pm
    id, as per your question, average velo was 91.41 according to pitchfx.
    ————————–

    Thanks

  26. igotid88 August 28th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Chris Sale hurt us twice in a week.

  27. Yankee Trader August 28th, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Tigers are only 1 loss behind the WS in the loss column

  28. tucker August 28th, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Hughes has given up a lot of solo HRs. That’s much better than an Earl Weaver special (3-run HR)

  29. tucker August 28th, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    I don’t mind Nellie’s TV and radio work because he usually steps on the Sox …

  30. yankeefeminista August 28th, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    FTR, Phil called it a cutter-slider.

  31. tucker August 28th, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    Dodgers are down 5-2 … Maybe there is something to the curse of A-Gone .

  32. yankeefeminista August 28th, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    Go Giants!

  33. yankeefeminista August 28th, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    Trenton clinches a playoff spot. :)

  34. MG August 28th, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    Hughes stepped up big time tonight-I didn’t see most of the game but watched him throw the 7th inning which included a couple of very nasty sliders, he hasn’t shown that before tonight.

    If he can continue to throw that slider effectively as an out pitch he is going to be very tough to hit going forward when you add his control and live fastball.

    This was a very big win for the Yankees with the O’s on a streak and only 3 up in the loss column-another loss tonight would have given the O’s a chance to come in to Yankee Stadium and go home in 1st place with a sweep, something no one (including myself) could ever have imagined at the beginning of the season.

    Soriano threw the ball better tonight than I’ve seen him all season, I think he was really pissed after last night’s game and had a little talk with himself.

    He threw the fastball with much more conviction and got away from using the slider as much, making it all that more effective.

  35. igotid88 August 28th, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    Yankeesource ?@YankeeSource
    Phil Hughes with 10 home wins, most in the MLB. For a guy who had a 5+ ERA at home entering the season that’s an accomplishment.

  36. Tar August 28th, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    “You don’t like CC anymore? ”

    OOPS. I’m all discombobulated. Of course I meant Thursday.

    Nothing gets by you Nick :D

  37. austinmac August 28th, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    I noticed Phil’s pitch and thought what the heck was that 83 mph pitch. It was slower than his 87 mph cutter so maybe it is a different pitch from the one repeatedly clobbered early in the year.

  38. MG August 28th, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    austinmac, it sure looked like a slider to me, very similar to the one thrown by Soriano…

  39. Pat M. August 28th, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    6 more starts for Phil, I have to think he’ll win 3 of them and cover my wager……..Hey, how many wins does All Universe Yu Darvish have ????/

  40. Ys Guy August 28th, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    hey, that was fun! i was working and listened on radio. john only got lost one time i caught!

    small ball, pitching and defense, who knew?

  41. MTU August 28th, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    I’m mad at Phil.

    I told him to put up zeroes and he gave up one.

    :)

  42. Nick in SF August 28th, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    “Hey, how many wins does All Universe Yu Darvish have ????”

    He’s going for #13 tonight to cover MY wager. :grin:

    Tar, it’s true that little gets by me, but I let a lot go so as not to rankle some of the more sensitive among us (you’d be surprised) but I can’t ignore CC bashing.

  43. Nilsson August 28th, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    Changeups to lefties and sliders to righties. That can work too. It was a new wrinkle. Hughes is still growing as a pitcher.

    Soriano was all business, he didn’t mess around like he did last night when he overused his slider. Mid 90s heat and then pulled the string with his slider. Good game.

  44. austinmac August 28th, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    MG,

    It did look like a slider I hadn’t heard of him throwing for years. I liked it.

    Now, all starters must pitch similarly because these guys aren’t going to do much scoring.

  45. austinmac August 28th, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    Soriano pitched like he was POed. Ninety-six? Where has that been?

  46. luis August 28th, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Very satisfying win… Hughes pitched very well yet again… Loved the FB, CB and the CU… The slider as well, this could complete his repertoire and further enhance his ultimate ceiling.

    The offense… Well you couldn’t expect much from a lineup that features Pierce as the cleanup hitter and Martin batting 5th, still they scored enough to give Hughes a much deserved W

  47. igotid88 August 28th, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Hughes needed that slider-cutter. This was the 4th time the Jays faced him. And he’s going to face them 2 more times.

  48. blake August 28th, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    Marc Carig ?@MarcCarig

    Hughes says he’s been messing with slider in each of his last four bullpens. Broke it out for the first tike today.

    they were sliders

  49. yankeefeminista August 28th, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    igotid88 August 28th, 2012 at 9:52 pm
    Hughes home e.r.a 3.27. And that’s with 19 hr given up
    ____________
    How many HR at NYS are vs. lefties? I’m guessing not so many with Phil’s reverse split.

  50. yankeefeminista August 28th, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    Phil called them cutter-sliders.

  51. MTU August 28th, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    Hughes has finallly realized that 2 pitches are not gonna cut it.

    It’s about time dude.

    What took ya’ so long ?

    Been hangin’ around with AJ too much ?

    :)

  52. blake August 28th, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    Pat M.

    I like the direction he’s heading….the CU is coming along and he’s shown an ability to start using it against righties….the CB has tightened somewhat and is now a useful pitch…..and he’s still got the plus fastball that when he spots it is very good. Now if he is able to incorporate a real slider to miss bats with then he’ll be on his way.

    Lets say Hughes wins 15 this year with a 3.90 ERA and 150 K’s then backs that up next year with something similar or slightly better…..what does a 27 year old like that earn in free agency?

    Yanks should consider offering him like a 3/21 or so extension this winter and see if he bites…..

  53. tucker August 28th, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    austinmac says:
    August 28, 2012 at 10:20 pm
    Soriano pitched like he was POed. Ninety-six? Where has that been?
    Xxxxx
    There was some serious attitude when he untucked tonight. Liked it …

  54. Yankee Trader August 28th, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    Austinmac-

    Tonight Soriano had the correct info on the Jays velcroed to the inside of his cap.

  55. luis August 28th, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    Another thing…. Girardi has done a very good job considering the inordinate amount of injuries the team has sustained… I heard the producers of ER were thinking of making a Yankee especial ;)

  56. MTU August 28th, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    I don’t think Soriano like blowing that save yesterday.

    ;)

  57. MTU August 28th, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    Yankees will live and die by their Pitching.

    Was that way at the start of the season.

    Gonna end that way too.

    ;)

  58. luis August 28th, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    Hello MTU!

    Long time no see… It’s good to have you around… Things are looking much better down here by the way

  59. yankeefeminista August 28th, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    What did Sori say in postgame about the fastball? I missed it. They also asked him is he was angry (angry untuck!), but I didn’t hear what he said.

  60. igotid88 August 28th, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    yankeefeminista August 28th, 2012 at 10:23 pm
    igotid88 August 28th, 2012 at 9:52 pm
    Hughes home e.r.a 3.27. And that’s with 19 hr given up
    ____________
    How many HR at NYS are vs. lefties? I’m guessing not so many with Phil’s reverse split.
    —————-

    Most of the ones i remember were from righties. He’s only given up 11 to lhb

  61. MTU August 28th, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    Excellent Luis.

    Glad to hear that.

    Time for a change.

    Good to see you too.

    :)

  62. blake August 28th, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    I hate to say it but it might be time to call up Theo and see what it would take for Soriano….maybe offer to pay his salary for the rest of this year if Theo will pick up the rest or something…..

    they have been waiting for Jones to pick it up all season and it’s just not happening….it’s September and they need help against lefties. Soriano is having a decent season, can play the outfield and could platoon DH….could be the platoon DH/4th outfielder next year and essentailly take Andrew’s role or they could probably even trade him if Theo is picking up the tab on his contract….

  63. Yankee Trader August 28th, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    YF-

    I see where the Yankees Cuban signee, Adonis Garcia, had 2 homers for Trenton tonight.

    Thoughts on his future?

  64. MTU August 28th, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    Blake-

    Wasn’t that supposed to be Pearce ?

  65. MTU August 28th, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    YT-

    He’s a greek God.

  66. yankeefeminista August 28th, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    YT, I haven’t seen him play very much, but I don’t think he is much of a prospect, and he is a 27 year old playing in AA.

  67. yankeefeminista August 28th, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    MTU, this one is Cuban and no where near a God.

  68. blake August 28th, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    “Wasn’t that supposed to be Pearce ?”

    blah

  69. yankeefeminista August 28th, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    id, I think definitely more righties than lefties.

  70. MTU August 28th, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    YF-

    Glad his name isn’t Venus.

    ;)

  71. rb from LI August 28th, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    Jeff Bradley ?@JerseyJBradley

    Soriano Speaks! Says Mo told him pre-game “you’re throwing too many sliders.” Tonight threw 8 fastballs, 3 sliders in 1-2-3 9th. #yankees
    Expand

    Melody Fitzgerald Melody Fitzgerald ?@melonsports

    @JerseyJBradley …and then Mo said to use the force, and showed him a light saber, the weapon for a more civilized age….. #Yankees
    Retweeted by Jeff Bradley

  72. blake August 28th, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    wonder if the Dodgers will claim Dice K too…

  73. MTU August 28th, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    Blake-

    I guess if the Dodgers can acquire the entire Red Sux this late you might have a wee bit of a point.

    :)

  74. Yankee Trader August 28th, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Blake -

    I attached Alfonso Soriano’s stats. Looking at the game log he”s hitting .222 this month.

    Anone else out there that may have cleared waivers?

    http://espn.go.com/mlb/player/.....so-soriano

  75. yankeefeminista August 28th, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    MTU, I bet Venus could outhit Adonis. ;)

  76. MTU August 28th, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    YF-

    Mighty Aphrodite too.

    :)

  77. blake August 28th, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    “Anone else out there that may have cleared waivers?”

    I mentioned Corey Hart earlier today? Don’t know if he was even put on or if he cleared but he’d make some sense…..they need somebody…

  78. yankeefeminista August 28th, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    rb from LI,

    I think it’s more like, when Mo speaks, people listen. ;)

  79. igotid88 August 28th, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    The yankees need a Mattingly type hitter. Hits for average, power, and strikes out less than 40 times a year.

  80. MTU August 28th, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    CC will complete the string of zeroes I requested tomorrow.

    And Baltimore will lose.

    :)

  81. blake August 28th, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    “The yankees need a Mattingly type hitter. Hits for average, power, and strikes out less than 40 times a year.”

    I’m not sure there is one of those.

  82. rb from LI August 28th, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    yankeefem

    That’s the basic sentiment. or in other words

    Jeff Bradley ?@JerseyJBradley

    Russell Martin on Mo talking to Soriano. “It’s like when Derek Jeter talks to me about something I’m doing at the plate. I’m all ears.”

    I just thought the light saber comment was humorous.

  83. jmills August 28th, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    Corey Hart? I’ve got my sunglasses.

    Sadly, A Jays fan got bar beat to death here last night over our pitching staff :(

    It should be pleasant thoughts and how do we sign Seaver.

  84. Ys Guy August 28th, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    well if we’re going for another mattingly, we might as well go all the way and find another joe dimaggio…

  85. Yankee Trader August 28th, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    YF-

    Of course Venus a goddess, could outhit Adonis, a mere mortal, but alas she was in love with him.

  86. MTU August 28th, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    Just get Mike Trout and be done with it !

    ;)

  87. blake August 28th, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    jmills,

    was today a step back towards Romero finding his way? or is the Yankee offense that bad? He looked pretty good to me today….the stuff is still there and the plus CU is still there….it’s all command.

  88. igotid88 August 28th, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    blake August 28th, 2012 at 10:44 pm
    “The yankees need a Mattingly type hitter. Hits for average, power, and strikes out less than 40 times a year.”

    I’m not sure there is one of those.
    ——————–

    I wonder why that is? I guess OBP over that 10-15 years has changed that. I remember they had a stat that said Boggs, Gwynn, and Mattingly were the best in less swings and misses. Something like 5 or 6%

  89. jmills August 28th, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    Blake, I was wondering the same thing. Hopefull, great Romero, great you!

  90. igotid88 August 28th, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    MTU August 28th, 2012 at 10:48 pm
    Just get Mike Trout and be done with it !
    ———————

    Strikes out way too much

  91. MTU August 28th, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    If we’re lucky, really lucky this pitching staff might come together again just in time to make a run deep into October.

    And on that note it’s time for bed.

    See you all on the Sunnyside.

    :)

  92. yankeefeminista August 28th, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    I still have nightmares about Alfonso’s strikeouts in the 2003 playoffs.

  93. MTU August 28th, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    I don’t care.

    I want Trout.

    Best young player I’ve seen in a long, long time.

    Nighty night.

  94. Yankee Trader August 28th, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    There was a bat available who could hit for average, play all 3 OF positions and hit with RISP.
    The Braves got him:

    http://espn.go.com/mlb/player/.....ed-johnson

  95. Against All Odds August 28th, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    igotid88 August 28th, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    MTU August 28th, 2012 at 10:48 pm
    Just get Mike Trout and be done with it !
    ———————

    Strikes out way too much

    ——————–

    He’s still a beast though

  96. Ys Guy August 28th, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    and tampa gets shut out again!

  97. blake August 28th, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    “I still have nightmares about Alfonso’s strikeouts in the 2003 playoffs.”

    i know i know….but he’s probably better than Jonesy

  98. rb from LI August 28th, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    I must admit I miss the offensive construct of the late 90s teams – high OBP, high average, low strikeout guys.

  99. blake August 28th, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    “Best young player I’ve seen in a long, long time.”

    since 20 year old Arod

  100. MTU August 28th, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    Go to sleep.

    There isn’t gonna be another bat.

    We’re not the frickin’ Dodgers.

    ;)

  101. jmills August 28th, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    One time Achilles was playing avec Apollo, and Apollo hit Achilles in the head with a discus. Apollo was so distraught over the death of his mortal friend,…..he cried and watered the sweet narcissus flower.

  102. Yankee Trader August 28th, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    YF-

    But I still remember the homer , Alfonso Soriano hit, at the stroke of midnight that took the 2001 WS back to Arizona.

  103. Triple Short of a Cycle August 28th, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    I would have listened to the Dodgers about Tex. Even with the no trade clause how do you not at last listen.

    Forget his inability to hit in the post season and his taking months off each year but now he is starting to break down physically when he should still be in his prime

  104. blake August 28th, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    Rays 5.5 games back….time to take care of the O’s this weekend.

  105. blake August 28th, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    “I would have listened to the Dodgers about Tex. Even with the no trade clause how do you not at last listen. ”

    cause they wanna win this year….in the offseason maybe sure….but not when you’re in first place and trying to win a title.

  106. waldo geraldo faldo August 28th, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    Alfonso’s strikeouts in the 2003 playoffs. Yuck. The Aaron Boone strikeout in Game 4 of the 2003 World Series in extra innings with the go ahead run at 3rd with 1 out still stings.

    3 pitches. All pitches were balls inside. Each subsequent pitch was further inside than the one before it. Boone swung at all 3 with no regard.

  107. Triple Short of a Cycle August 28th, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    cause they wanna win this year….in the offseason maybe sure….but not when you’re in first place and trying to win a title.

    ———————–

    The Sox did it with Nomar

  108. yankeefeminista August 28th, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    YT, I was going to mention that as well, but… my last memory of Sori is a K. Although, in actuality in 2003, he did get a single off Beckett in Game 6, before Nick Johnson hit into a double play…
    ___
    Cash was not involved in any Teix, CC discussions. Say he didn’t even know anything about the discussions.

    Boone was abysmal in the 2003 playoffs until the HR… or we would have won before Game 7.

  109. Yankee Trader August 28th, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    Pedro Feliciano video on his outing tonight after back to back appearances:

    http://thunderbaseball.wordpre.....onference/

  110. bruceb August 28th, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    Indians lose for the 12th time in 13 games. Not a stat that pleases me!

  111. Yankee Trader August 28th, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    YF-

    Cherington wasn’t involved in the early discussions with the Dodgers. Kasten and group went straight to Luchinno, as I suspect they did with Hal.

  112. Yankee Trader August 28th, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    Full Baby Bomber report just released by It’s About the Money:

    http://itsaboutthemoney.net/ar.....ort-82812/

  113. yankeefeminista August 28th, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    YT, as much as Cash is dying to try his hand at being a small market GM, I don’t think the Dodgers would have gotten too far trying to pry CC and Teix away from him. Whereas Hal probably would have been thrilled to dump off both those salaries despite the baseball implications.

  114. Yankee Trader August 28th, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    Maybe Tex, out with a Grade 1 calf strain that stalled Jeter’s quest for 3000, placing him in Tampa working with Gary Denbo, would work for Tex!!

  115. Yankee Trader August 28th, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    Look what dumping those salaries did for the RS payroll going forward.

    2013 ($42.938MM) — John Lackey ($15.25MM), Jon Lester ($11.625MM), Dustin Pedroia ($10MM), Clay Buchholz ($5.5MM), Jose Iglesias (approximately $563K)
    2014 ($33.2MM) — Lackey ($15.25MM), Pedroia ($10MM), Buchholz ($7.7MM), Lester ($250K buyout)
    2015 ($12.5MM) — Buchholz ($12MM), Pedroia ($500K buyout)
    2016 ($245K) — Buchholz ($245K buyout)

    The Red Sox will have a massive 11-player arbitration class next season, though not all will be tendered contracts. Jacoby Ellsbury, Andrew Bailey, Alfredo Aceves, Daniel Bard, and Franklin Morales highlight those 11 players. Other than that, Cherington will have plenty of room to work with going forward, especially if ownership is willing to maintain the same $160MM+ payroll they’ve had the last three seasons.

  116. jacksquat August 28th, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    Venus can only hit tennis balls. This is baseball, people.

  117. yankeefeminista August 28th, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    I think what the Red Sox are doing is actually kind of exciting, depending on what they do with it. I’d love to see us clear out some contracts and get younger.

  118. yankeefeminista August 28th, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    Teix is talking like he will only be out for a week, but I am guessing that that is best case scenario and that they rightfully will tread very careful or we could lose him for a long time. As for Denbo, that’d be nice, but Teix seems to have resolved to be the hitter he is from the left side. Therefore, I don’t expect him to be open to changing anything.

  119. yankeefeminista August 28th, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    *carefully

  120. Yankee Trader August 28th, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    New Post—————–>

    Good night.

  121. waldo geraldo faldo August 28th, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    The Red Sox did what was necessary. They were an organization in turmoil, saddled with bad contracts.

    Any fan should find it more exciting to have their team compete for a World Series than clearing out contracts and giving young guys a chance in the final month of the season to impress for next year.

    It’s humiliating for them. To have the 2nd highest payroll in baseball and be where they currently are. Exciting, it is not.

    Now, we’ve played without ARod for a decent portion of the season, and remain atop the standings. If we could have dumped ARod to the Dodgers, received the prospects that the Red Sox received from the Dodgers, and received a ML player of value, then that would have been exciting.

    But the Yankees, to dump players for the sake of dumping bad contracts is not exciting. The Yankees have been in the playoffs for the 16 of the past 17 seasons because of the way they do business. The baseball playoffs are a crapshoot. Once you get to the playoffs, it’s more about luck and streaks. I’d rather have the Yankees in the playoffs every year with a chance to win the World Series than do what the Red Sox did and were forced to do.

  122. crorkz matz August 6th, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    QqrtFl Major thanks for the article.Really looking forward to read more. Much obliged.

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