Given they are not playing well, it is easy and fair to criticise them.
But, I am not losing faith in this team.
Those who followed the team in the late nineties should remember that in 1998 (or 2000) they went through similar sitatuation losing a lot towards the end of the season. Once they made it to the playoffs, they won the world series.
Also, the injuries even out. Blatimore lost one of thier best players yesterday and it has to hurt them.
All said and done, when the yankees win the division, all this commotion will be history and everyone will be singing praise about the fortitude of this team.
I rather hope for the best, than being ………….
They are much better than what they are showing and I have no doubt they will turn it around before it is too late.
Jones should sit. Obviously, Binder Joe doesn’t know how to read his binder any more. Or he’s got a binder of old baseball lore. Because if he did have an up to date binder, and if he would consult it, he’d discover that Jones actually has a LOWER OPS against lefties than righties this year.
Yankees’ reign at the top of the AL East is in the hands of Freddy Garcia. Ugh! And how is Granderson going to emerge from his slump while he’s sitting on the bench? It’s not as though we have better options. Swisher is 0-25 yet he is still in the lineup.
It makes no sense that he can’t get into the lineup vs LHP and Andruw Jones can’t get out of the lineup.
Jones is 7-52 (.135) 1 HR, 3 RBI since August 1st.
I think the problem is he’s limited where he can play him defensively and Jeter would ACTUALLY kick his puppy if he forced him to sit for a full game. Nix got about as much time in the OF as Nunez did, so he’s basically left to just pick between the two.
I still want it explained to me why getting Nunez comfortable at 3B and a corner OF position wasn’t a priority. Him being a solid SS is fine… for a team that needs one.
I think Granderson sitting may be more indicative that his leg isn’t right. I don’t think it makes that much difference given how poorly he has been hitting. It is getting to the point that Granderson at the plate means an easy out.
I think Girardi keeps playing Jones figuring that he has to bust out sooner or later. Though that theory seems to be DOA, Girardi puts a lot more faith in the older, established players, just like Torre did.
I do think Freddy will have a quick hook on him, though. I think it will be Nova taking over for him at an early part of the game.
jeter as a dh is a perfect time to play nunez in ss. this really means girardi preferring players that has help him throughout the yr. The same reason why dickerson is not playing. Now that AAA is over, why not bring in mesa, he can field, run and hit clutch hr.
Look I know none of us is the manager of the NYY, and to that I say thank God. Can you think of a more pressure-packed manager’s job? So you think Girardi shouldn’t have lost his cool. Is that one of the job requirements to be manager of the NYY? And some here want Lou Piniella? Sherman should have been belted with a base. Girardi is managing a team that is expected to win the world series every year. He backs his players to the hilt. He has seen the lead dwindle over the past month. He’s managing a team beset with injuries. And his team loses a game on a blown call and you don’t expect him to react to a grandstanding jackass reporter who asks the same question three times?
Here’s another thing. I’m tired of reading posters who say the team deserved to lose because of the way they played, they lost it long before the umpire’s call, and other such stuff. The game is 9 innings long kids. Until the last out, everything counts. I don’t give a rat’s patootie if they win the game with 2 out in the 9th inning, scoring all their runs with 2 out. It’s still an official game until it isn’t.
This team will go as far as its starting pitching goes, like it or not. Here’s hoping Freddy pulls a rabbit out of a hat and the offense is plissed blind over that blown call.
Now Girardi is concerned Tex may miss the rest of the season.
So we can intimate from this that Girardi and the entire Yankee medical staff sanctioned Tex’s return to the lineup before he was fully recovered from his calf injury. How ironic that he should be the guy who cost the Yankees the game last night (that’s if the umpire didn’t!!!). My feeling that this is not the Yankees year goes stronger with each passing day.
Here’s another thing. I’m tired of reading posters who say the team deserved to lose because of the way they played, they lost it long before the umpire’s call, and other such stuff.
Trisha, I don’t often pay attention to Francesa but he made the point today that the Yanks have had plenty of calls go their way, including two in playoff games, so don’t start whining when one goes against you. Who knows how the game would have ended last night had the right call been made but the fact of the matter is the Yanks had the bases loaded with no outs and didn’t get the job done.
Girardi has clearly lost it. He knows no manager can survive a team blowing a 10 game lead. He went after that fan in Chicago a while back; now a reporter. Today maybe it will be a beer vendor who is too loud. The only people Girardi doesn’t seem to go after are his players. They get a free pass, every day, regardless of how poorly they play.
“YankeesWFAN Teixeira going for MRI Monday. Girardi acknowledged that if calf injury is back to square one it might mean Tex out rest of season.
That would be a big blow”
I pray it isn’t the case. The guy tried to contribute to his team win by sliding into first. He was bright enough to know he couldn’t run full bore out. Yet some questioned why he didn’t just run to first. Because he knew he couldn’t do it. Players coming back from injuries always ease in, unless they’ve had the luxury of going to the minors to play some games. Tex did not.
If our SP doesn’t get it right, it isn’t going to matter.
Offense is scoring enough runs to win games. At some point I want to go back to randy’s post and talk to him about the SP v. offense stuff he brought out. But for now, it really is basic to figure out that if SP doesn’t hold up its end of the bargain, the best offense in the world isn’t going to help.
If SP gives up 3 runs, offense needs to score 4. If SP gives up 8 runs, offense needs to score 9.
I think you can pretty easily see the point here. The worse off your SP, the harder for your offense. The better your SP, the easier on your offense.
“So we can intimate from this that Girardi and the entire Yankee medical staff sanctioned Tex’s return to the lineup before he was fully recovered from his calf injury.”
According to Tex, if you waited ’til you were 100%, you wouldn’t be playing. We all know this is the time of year when players are banged up. Tex didn’t have the time nor benefit of playing any games down below. Tex probably told them he was good to go, meaning that he knew he wasn’t 100% but probably felt good enough to get back in there. I can’t be sure but I don’t believe that Girardi and the medical staff sanctioned Tex going back in while he was still hurt.
Swisher isn’t doing himself any favors in terms of increasing his market value with this horrible slump. Mind you, there will still be plenty of suitors out there who will ignore the fact that he can only hit average pitchers.
There are two reasons I hope tex comes back, neither are what one would think.
1 – I like him and would hate to see him miss a cri am sure he cares about
2 – I don’t want this dogsht team to pretend like there are adequate excuses to bring this team back next year
When they miss the playoffs, and they will, I don’t want any excuses. They are not a good baseball team. They are actually a pretty poor baseball team. Making the playoffs is merely putting a dress on a steaming loaf of sht. They need to blow this up. Making the playoffs or claiming they would have ex injuries is all they want to do…..helps them sit tight, save money, and embarrass themselves.
Of course the Yankees sanctioned his return early. Teixiera was quoted before playing he still had tightness in his calf. Yet, desperate as they are, they played him. Who plays is a team decision.
Another bad decision as it turns out. It is one, however, I can understand.
bruceb – I am blanking sick and tired of umpires’ bad calls being difference makers in games. This has been a pet peeve of mine for a long time now. I don’t care how the hell many times the Yankees were beneficiaries of blown calls in the past. No team should be at the end of that.
I’m definitely cut from different cloth because I would not have been exuberant if the O’s got screwed and the game ended the way it did with them at the losing end. All I want is fair calls. For both teams.
How many times does an umpire’s whacked out strike zone affect the outcome of a game? Should a pitcher have to get more than 27 outs in 9 innings? What might have happened if that jackass Meals got the call right on Tex in the 8th and he actually ended up on first base, where he belonged? There was another potential game changer.
Wrong is wrong.
I am sick to death of umpires getting it wrong.
Senile Selig though will continue to ignore it, as long as he gets a paycheck.
Girardi isn’t losing his job because one of the two idiot sons who owns this team Hal Steinbrenner replied “No, not at all” when asked if Girardi and Cashman could lose their jobs if the Yanks miss the postseason (recent article in the New York Post.)
Hal and Hank don’t care what the Yanks do as long as there’s 4 million or more tickets sold a year and the money rolls in, and for that they will get neither my money nor my time next season if the 2012 Yanks miss the postseason and no one is fired.
Teixiera was foolish to return still injured and now he will most likely miss the rest of the season.
The Yanks need to trade him, A-Rod, and Granderson, let go of Swisher, Martin, Ibanez, and Suzuki, and rebuild the starting nine with Jeter, Cano, Gardner, Nunez, Cervelli, and a re-signed Melky Cabrera. They need new guys at 1B, DH, and either 3B or LF (depending on which position Nunez plays) who can hit .280 or better each.