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Cano and Sabathia on track just in time

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Oct 02, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The Yankees are built on superstars. Every now and then someone pops up with a surprising season, but for the most part, this team is built on elite players doing elite things. And right now, Robinson Cano and CC Sabathia are doing elite things

There’s certainly depth on this roster — and it’s hard to know where the Yankees would be without Derek Jeter, Hiroki Kuroda and Rafael Soriano — but at the end of the day, Cano is the Yankees best hitter and Sabathia is their best pitcher. Everything else is built around them, and it’s no surprise that when those two fell into September slumps, the feeling about this team changed. The Yankees seemed infinitely more vulnerable.

“Things changed around at the right time,” Cano said. “That’s when you really need it, right now.”

Neither Sabathia nor Cano was able to explain what’s made them better recently, but Cano has multiple hits in seven straight games and Sabathia has pitched eight innings in three straight starts.

“It’s hard to say,” Cano said.

“Just trying to relax and not overthrow,” Sabathia said.

It was Cano who started last night’s nine-run second inning with a home run. He also doubled in the inning.

“He’s been impressive,” Mark Teixeira said. “And when Robbie gets on these streaks, there’s no one better in baseball. He looked like he was playing Whiffle ball out there, just flicking the ball all over the ballpark. It didn’t matter what they were throwing up there, he was hitting it hard.”

Once the Yankees took that big league, they let Sabathia take over.

“CC has been great for us,” Cano said. “You’ve got to understand, sometimes you go on the DL and you’re not going to come back and be the same guy. Sometimes it takes a few games.”

It took both of them a few games. Cano was pretty bad for about two weeks, and there were legitimate questions about whether something was physically wrong with Sabathia. But if they’re going to perform up to these standards — up to their standards — the Yankees look dangerous again.

“It’s a lot different when you’re locked in,” Cano said. “You just go up there and look for your pitch.”

“Can’t take anything for granted,” Sabathia said. “Keep working hard, keep working on stuff on the side, and then I’m ready to go.”

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114 Responses to “Cano and Sabathia on track just in time”

  1. JobaTipsHisCap October 2nd, 2012 at 9:02 am

    game 2

  2. Benny Blanco October 2nd, 2012 at 9:05 am

    What are the chances the trout wins the AL mvp now that Miggy is first in every category?

  3. blake October 2nd, 2012 at 9:06 am

    Cano and Sabathia are huge keys …..if they are great I think the Yanks.can go all the way…..if they arent I cant see it happening. Those two appear to be peaking at the best time and thats awesome.

    Phelps’s chance to shine tonight…..put yourself on the national map kido.

  4. blake October 2nd, 2012 at 9:08 am

    “What are the chances the trout wins the AL mvp now that Miggy is first in every category?”

    I think its gonna be a real close vote cause the saber community is backing Trout hard while Miggy has the triple crown chance and has really crushed it down the stretch.

    If Miggy does win the triple crown I think he probably wins it…..

  5. MTU October 2nd, 2012 at 9:12 am

    Blake-

    As always I’m pulling for our young Pitchers.

    Hope Phelps stays within himself and just pitches to his ability.

    He’s handled a stronger BoSux lineup in the past.

    That said, the pressure must feel enormous.

    If he stumbles we should be there to pick him up.

    If he somehow doesn’t have it the leash should be short.

    I too hope he shines.

    :)

  6. Mike Ri October 2nd, 2012 at 9:17 am

    Good Luck Phelps !!!!

  7. Shame Spencer October 2nd, 2012 at 9:17 am

    If Cano, Ichiro, and Jeter are performing at their highest levels in the post season I feel a lot better about our chances… those guys can all be real difference makers. Combined with even average performances from guys like Swish, Arod, and Tex… we could really rake.

    I dunno if this team really has what it takes to beat stellar pitching but I hope it does for one particular reason: I’d love to give Chavez a ring.

    This guy has ended up being one of my favorite Yankees to watch and root for this year.

    It’d be awesome to get Jeter and Andy more rings, don’t get me wrong.. but Chavez would be a great story. Then we could make him a bench coach next year so I can still pretend he’s my boyfriend when I talk to my nephews.

  8. Hassey October 2nd, 2012 at 9:17 am

    Unfortunately, even if the Yankees clinch the ALE tonite, tomorrow’s game will still matter because of AL best record & HFA…would have been nice to be able to rest some guys tomorrow, including me.

  9. Yankee Trader October 2nd, 2012 at 9:18 am

    I’m not voting for Trout or Cabrera. My vote goes to closer Jim Johnson with his 50 saves. The O’s were picked to finish last in the division in almost all pre-season papers. 50 saves = how many wins above average?

    Kidding, but nevertheless! :)

  10. MTU October 2nd, 2012 at 9:18 am

    Fortunately for us Lestah has not been Lester this season.

    He’s been damaged by all that chicken and beer.

    Let’s get Phelpsy some runs to work with.

    ;)

  11. Shame Spencer October 2nd, 2012 at 9:19 am

    Before we signed Tex, I soooo wanted them to get Cabrera to be our 1B lol… He’s having a hell of a year, man. Guy can flat out hit.

    But I do think the MVP award should consider all around play. I think this years class is just very good. Tough decision, and I dunno that people picking either Trout or Cabrera are making a clearly wrong one.

  12. MTU October 2nd, 2012 at 9:20 am

    What’s unfortunate about it Hassey ?

    It’s a worthy goal and we’re lucky to still have shot.

    Not only that it will keep our guys sharp.

    ;)

  13. Shame Spencer October 2nd, 2012 at 9:20 am

    If Phelps has a rough start does that damage his chance to be on the PS roster or does Joe still stick with him?

  14. MTU October 2nd, 2012 at 9:21 am

    YT-

    Leave it to you to be the rebel.

    :)

  15. Yankee Trader October 2nd, 2012 at 9:22 am

    If the Yankees win tonight and both the O’s and Rangers lose tonight the Yankees not only clinch the AL East but clinch the #1 seed as a tiebreaker favors the Yankees over the Rangers based on head to head play. They then could lose the final game.

    I am right, no? :)

  16. MTU October 2nd, 2012 at 9:23 am

    You know what Shame.

    Sooner or later Phelps is gonna disappoint everyone.

    When he does I hope that people don’t turn on him like a pack of hungry wolves.

    Even though I know they probably will.

  17. blake October 2nd, 2012 at 9:23 am

    “Tough decision, and I dunno that people picking either Trout or Cabrera are making a clearly wrong one.”

    Correct…..its really really close and I cant see making a huge deal over whoever is chosen…..its not like its Miguel Cabrera vs Jason Nix here. Both Trout and Miggy are deserving and its just a matter of how you feel and who deserves it more.

    Personally I feel Cabrera has a better case as hes played nearly every game and has carried the Tigers offense down the stretch …also because hes been consistently great for years and not just since May of 2012. JmO……you really cant go wrong.

  18. MTU October 2nd, 2012 at 9:24 am

    Hike day today.

    Have a good one.

    :)

  19. Shame Spencer October 2nd, 2012 at 9:25 am

    MTU – Not all of his outtings have been great this year… I’m just throwing out a hypothetical. You have Nova struggling, Lowe and Garcia being what they are, and Phelps considered almost a sure lock for the PS pen….. has anything changed? Would it if he doesn’t have his best stuff? Personally, I think he still makes it.. but I’m just curious what people’s thought process is.

  20. Yankee Trader October 2nd, 2012 at 9:25 am

    Shame-

    Better question. If both Pedroia and Ellsbury play tonight and Phelps is masterful, works quickly, has all his pitches working, and picks Ellsbury off first, does he start game 4 of the ALDS if the Yankees win the division?

  21. MTU October 2nd, 2012 at 9:25 am

    Blake-

    I love Trout. What he has done is amazing.

    But my vote goes to Cabrera too.

  22. MTU October 2nd, 2012 at 9:26 am

    Shame-

    Regardless of what happens today he has my vote.

    ;)

  23. Shame Spencer October 2nd, 2012 at 9:27 am

    blake – In past years I think there have been more clear choices.. Trout probably wins ROY and Cabrera the MVP. Wouldn’t surprise me to see voters rationalize it out that way (it is the same voting body for both awards, right?).

  24. blake October 2nd, 2012 at 9:27 am

    “If Phelps has a rough start does that damage his chance to be on the PS roster or does Joe still stick with him?”

    Nah I think he has to be on the postseasoj roster either way because hes shown an ability to get outs in relief….

  25. CountryClub October 2nd, 2012 at 9:27 am

    A rain out tonight would be awful. You don’t want to have to play a must win DH on Wednesday (esp since rain is in the forecast for Wed too).

    I think they’ll get tonight’s game in, though.

  26. Yankee Trader October 2nd, 2012 at 9:28 am

    MTU-

    Go take a hike! Hope Mop 1, or is it Mop 2, is better!

    Have a great day. :)

  27. MTU October 2nd, 2012 at 9:28 am

    YT-

    They’re not starting Phelpsy over Hughesy.

    Your 4 pitchers are CC, AP, Kuroda, and Hughes.

    End of story.

  28. Shame Spencer October 2nd, 2012 at 9:30 am

    Yankee Trader October 2nd, 2012 at 9:25 am

    Shame-

    Better question. If both Pedroia and Ellsbury play tonight and Phelps is masterful, works quickly, has all his pitches working, and picks Ellsbury off first, does he start game 4 of the ALDS if the Yankees win the division?

    —————–

    Lol, I dunno if this is sarcasm or not, but I’d go with obviously not.

    They’re very different scenarios. No one is replacing Hughes in the rotation at this point. But Nova/Lowe/Garcia/Phelps… there are more interesting questions there than in the rotation.

  29. Yankee Trader October 2nd, 2012 at 9:30 am

    Has Cabrera pretty much locked up both the batting title and the RBI’s?

  30. MTU October 2nd, 2012 at 9:30 am

    Thank you YT.

    He’s doing better.

    Vet visit next Mon.

    I’ll try to get you some Pennant winning photos today.

    :)

  31. blake October 2nd, 2012 at 9:30 am

    Shame,

    I dont know…I think a lot of voters are enamored with the WAR stat without really knowing what makes it up…..its a nice easy number to look at…..if a lot of the writers trust the accuracy of that stat and want be “new age” then Trout may win.

    MTU,

    Agree sir…Id much rather have Trout than Miggy…..but the award shouldnt be about who is the best player…..it should be about who has done the most to deserve it in 2012.

  32. Shame Spencer October 2nd, 2012 at 9:31 am

    Do you carry Phelps and Lowe?? Or just one of the 4 guys I listed?

  33. mick October 2nd, 2012 at 9:32 am

    If the Yankees win tonight and both the O’s and Rangers lose tonight the Yankees not only clinch the AL East but clinch the #1 seed as a tiebreaker favors the Yankees over the Rangers based on head to head play. They then could lose the final game.
    ====================
    YT
    What about if Oak wins out and we lose 1?
    They would have same amt of wins.
    we are 5-5 head to head.
    next is div. record, will check out now…

  34. MTU October 2nd, 2012 at 9:33 am

    GGBG, Jeter, and Ichiro makes for an interesting small ball combo.

    Talk about some table setting.

    :)

  35. Yankee Trader October 2nd, 2012 at 9:37 am

    Shame-

    If the Yankees have to play Thursday and Friday, Pettitte on regular rest, CC on 3 days rest, who starts Game 1 on Sunday in YS if they advance, and game 2 on Monday?

    Hughes-Kuroda on regular rest?
    Kuroda on 3 days-Hughes?

    Home ERA’s
    Kuroda 2.73
    Hughes 3.74

  36. CountryClub October 2nd, 2012 at 9:38 am

    Shame,

    I think Phelps is a lock (for pen). And I think Lowe gets the nod over Nova and Garcia.

  37. LGY October 2nd, 2012 at 9:40 am

    Yankee Trader October 2nd, 2012 at 9:22 am
    If the Yankees win tonight and both the O’s and Rangers lose tonight the Yankees not only clinch the AL East but clinch the #1 seed as a tiebreaker favors the Yankees over the Rangers based on head to head play. They then could lose the final game.

    I am right, no?

    ———-

    A’s hold the tiebreaker with the Yanks, so if they win the next two and Yanks only win 1/2, A’s get the top seed.

  38. mick October 2nd, 2012 at 9:40 am

    YT

    Balt could win 2 us 1 and oak sweeps giving us all 94 wins.

    also,oak div record is 573 ours is 556 if we tie

  39. mick October 2nd, 2012 at 9:42 am

    Balt could win 2 us 1 and oak sweeps giving us all 94 wins.
    ========================
    this is the scenario i brought up last night
    we would play the div breaker w/ balt and would then have one more win OR one more loss w/ oak for best record, no?

    or do they revert back to 162 game sked and oak has tiebreaker for best record?

  40. Yankee Trader October 2nd, 2012 at 9:45 am

    Mick-

    Looks like the Yankees over the A’s

    Yankees 39-31 vs East rivals
    A’s 31-24 vs West Rivals

    Have to go.
    Will check back later this afternoon.

    Have a great day everyone.

  41. Benny Blanco October 2nd, 2012 at 9:45 am

    Angels and the marlins were the most talked about teams this winter and both are going fishing early.

  42. Yankee Trader October 2nd, 2012 at 9:45 am

    http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/st.....e=expanded

    Forgot the link to division records.

  43. Yankee Trader October 2nd, 2012 at 9:48 am

    LGY and Mick-

    Thanks for your input.

    Bye for now.

  44. mick October 2nd, 2012 at 9:50 am

    you might have to take nova and lowe if they need a 5th starter due to their finish and the 3 day rest factor.
    phelps could start but he might have been needed in the pen.
    looks like gardner will come with nunez so 12 pitchers might be an issue.

    let’s see:
    8 regs. +
    stewart, gardy, nuney,chavez, ibanez….13….no jones

    4 starters + joloroso, phelps, lowe, epp/ada…12….no nova

  45. blake October 2nd, 2012 at 9:54 am

    If Gardner can play then they could consider an outfield of Gardner, Granderson, Ichiro with Swisher at DH vs RHP.

    I guess it boils down to whether you see Gardner’s defense as more valuable than what Chavez/Ibanez can provide offensively. Its just hard to know what Gardy could do at the plate…..but having him out there wirh Grandy and Ichiro would make dor an incredible defensive OF

  46. DocTodd October 2nd, 2012 at 9:57 am

    Pedroia has a fractured finger and will miss the final 2 games, according to Boston Globe Red Sox
    news. Glad to see the Angels and Rays out for sure, now let’s win the last 2 and we are all set up for the playoffs!

  47. mick October 2nd, 2012 at 9:57 am

    Yankees 39-31 vs East rivals
    A’s 31-24 vs West Rivals
    ==========================

    we projected out w/ yanks splitting next 2 and oak sweeping
    so that leaves NYY @ 40-32 and Oak @ 33-24 w/ better record.

    even your example above has oak .006 better than nyy even tho they are 1/2 game behind

  48. blake October 2nd, 2012 at 9:58 am

    Yanks win out then tbey cant be caught either in the division or for #1 seed….lets just do that and not worry about everyone else :)

  49. CountryClub October 2nd, 2012 at 10:06 am

    Best case scenario for Yanks is that they win tonight while the O’s and Rangers lose tonight. And then the A’s lose tomorrow afternoon. That would mean tomorrow night’s game is meaningless and Girardi could manage accordingly. For example, Gardner could play the full game.

  50. JM October 2nd, 2012 at 10:07 am

    blake October 2nd, 2012 at 9:58 am
    Yanks win out then tbey cant be caught either in the division or for #1 seed….lets just do that and not worry about everyone else

    Exactly. There is no reason they shouldn’t win the next two against this Red Sox team

  51. mick October 2nd, 2012 at 10:08 am

    losing nix means we can take an extra pitcher
    gardy is a must as 4th OFer over Ibanez

  52. mick October 2nd, 2012 at 10:10 am

    good pick CC….that’s not Carston Charles, right ;)

  53. blake October 2nd, 2012 at 10:11 am

    It would be nice if. they could get some read on what Gardner can do offensively …..caude if he can hit at all then having him and Ichiro both in the outfield would be nice. You could either DH Swisher or Granderson vs RHP.

  54. longtimefan October 2nd, 2012 at 10:11 am

    With Lester going for Boston tonight, lets hope Girardi has some sense left and leaves A. Jones on the bench

  55. mick October 2nd, 2012 at 10:12 am

    if nuney doesn’t dh tonite joe should be fired or resign due to stupidity.

  56. CountryClub October 2nd, 2012 at 10:16 am

    I still think you might see Jeter DH to give him a blow. It’s still possible they may have to play Thursday/Friday. So this would be the last chance to give him a half day off.

    But, that would mean Jones on the bench (unless he’s in the OF), so you guys would be happy.

  57. blake October 2nd, 2012 at 10:17 am

    “if nuney doesn’t dh tonite joe should be fired or resign due to stupidity.”

    Nunez has to DH right?

  58. pat October 2nd, 2012 at 10:18 am

    Per Sports Business Journal, MLB will be anouncing new deals with Turner and Fox later today and the “media haul essentially doubles”.
    Any team who has the gall to say they aren’t making money should be contracted immediately.

  59. CountryClub October 2nd, 2012 at 10:19 am

    Yankees PR Dept. ?@YankeesPR
    #Yankees have hit 240HR this season, four shy of their single-season franchise record

  60. blake October 2nd, 2012 at 10:19 am

    I think you have to put the best team out there tonight….its go time.

    Jeter SS
    Ichiro LF
    Tex 1B
    Arod 3B
    Cano 2B
    Swisher RF
    Martin C
    Granderson CF
    Nunez DH.

  61. johnfish October 2nd, 2012 at 10:20 am

    Why anyone would prefer Gardner over Dickerson on P/S roster is beyond rational comprehension.

  62. JobaTipsHisCap October 2nd, 2012 at 10:21 am

    ARod…

    nuff said.

  63. CountryClub October 2nd, 2012 at 10:21 am

    Per Pete Abe:

    The Red Sox are 5-11 against the Yankees this season, getting outscored 98-65. The Yankees have 38 home runs and the Red Sox 14. The Sox have lost 14 of the last 20 games between the teams.

  64. blake October 2nd, 2012 at 10:29 am

    “Why anyone would prefer Gardner over Dickerson on P/S roster is beyond rational comprehension.”

    Gardner best defensive LFer in baseball and can steal bases…..much more big league experience.

  65. CountryClub October 2nd, 2012 at 10:29 am

    Jim Duquette ?@Jim_Duquette
    #Indians fans, In case you missed it yesterday, Francona’s interview is Friday in Cleveland. Its his job to lose.

  66. mick October 2nd, 2012 at 10:30 am

    Dig this:
    This is why a lot of folks in baseball prefer to be the No. 3 seed: DET already knows when and where they’re starting.http://www.freep.com/article/2...../121002003

  67. mick October 2nd, 2012 at 10:31 am

    I still think you might see Jeter DH to give him a blow. It’s still possible they may have to play Thursday/Friday.
    ===============
    yeah, only if nuney throws the game away at SS.

  68. Shame Spencer October 2nd, 2012 at 10:31 am

    Thanks for the input guys..

    How many players do we carry in the PS again? It’s 25 isn’t it?

    Main Line Up:
    SS- Derek Jeter
    RF- Nick Swisher
    2B- Robinson Cano
    3B- Alex Rodriguez
    1B- Mark Teixeira
    CF- Curtis Granderson
    DH- Raul Ibanez
    LF- Ichiro Suzuki
    C- Russell Martin
    +9

    Starting Rotation

    CC Sabathia
    Hiroki Kuroda
    Andy Pettitte
    Phil Hughes
    +13

    Bench

    3B- Eric Chavez
    SS- Eduardo Nunez
    OF- Brett Gardner
    C- Chris Stewart
    OF- Andruw Jones
    +18

    Bullpen

    Rafael Soriano
    Dave Robertson
    Joba Chamberlain
    Derek Lowe
    Boone Logan
    Clay Rapada
    David Phelps

    =25

    Does this look about right to everyone?

  69. Tabbert October 2nd, 2012 at 10:31 am

    If the Yankees win, Orioles lose, rangers loses, we will clinch the AL East, and the AL number 1 seed tonight. Lets do that.

  70. Shame Spencer October 2nd, 2012 at 10:32 am

    blake October 2nd, 2012 at 10:29 am

    “Why anyone would prefer Gardner over Dickerson on P/S roster is beyond rational comprehension.”

    Gardner best defensive LFer in baseball and can steal bases…..much more big league experience.
    ———-

    We can put Dickerson and Gardener on the PS line up and leave off Jones :twisted:

  71. mick October 2nd, 2012 at 10:32 am

    either gardy looked terrible or was thrown some hellacious pitches last night.

  72. blake October 2nd, 2012 at 10:33 am

    “We can put Dickerson and Gardener on the PS line up and leave off Jones”

    Well yea….but Jonesy is forever!

  73. mick October 2nd, 2012 at 10:36 am

    gardy could start tmw…

  74. Doc Iac October 2nd, 2012 at 10:37 am

    how could cabera not win the MVP?

    nothing against trout but triple crown? its unheard of in this day and age, and hes been killer down the strech,

    we now need 1st place in order to aviod the tigers in the first round

  75. Doc Iac October 2nd, 2012 at 10:37 am

    what happens if we tie texas record, did we win head to head to get HFA?

  76. DONNYBROOK October 2nd, 2012 at 10:40 am

    - YESTERDAY’S A-ROD O-METER -

    0-3\1RBI\2 K’s

  77. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 2nd, 2012 at 10:41 am

    I guess this is the best way it could have happened for anyone who thought the Yanks were sleezing in – though I guess no matter what happens people could still think that.

    Yanks control their own destiny. They don’t have to wait around for someone else to win or lose. Win both games, the keys to the kingdom are ours.

    Good move by Girardi starting Phelps tonight. He may not need to, but I am trusting that Girardi will manage this game like it’s the 7th game of the WS.

  78. CountryClub October 2nd, 2012 at 10:42 am

    If the Yankees win, Orioles lose, rangers loses, we will clinch the AL East, and the AL number 1 seed tonight. Lets do that.

    ———————-

    Well, if all the above happens, the A’s are still alive for the #1 seed. Some people seem to think they hold the tie breaker vs the Yanks. So if the Yanks lost tomorrow and the A’s won tomorrow, they would have the same record.

    If you’re scenario plays out and the A’s lose tomorrow afternoon, Yanks clinch #1 before they play tomorrow night.

  79. CountryClub October 2nd, 2012 at 10:43 am

    what happens if we tie texas record, did we win head to head to get HFA?

    ——————

    Yes

  80. Tabbert October 2nd, 2012 at 10:44 am

    So… whats the deal with the weather? head its suppose to rain all day today and tomorrow. The last thing we need is a double header, oh and tex playing on a wet field.

  81. Tabbert October 2nd, 2012 at 10:46 am

    We hold the tie breaker vs the A’s. We LEAD them by 1 game.

    So… even if we go 1-1, and they go 2-0, we would be TIED with them, and hold the TIEBREAKER. So… We can clinch the AL East, and the 1 seed tonight.

  82. mick October 2nd, 2012 at 10:48 am

    how do we hold the tiebreaker over the A’s?

  83. Tabbert October 2nd, 2012 at 10:49 am

    Mick-

    Intradivision Win-loss record… as posted on MLB.com tiebreaker rules.

  84. CountryClub October 2nd, 2012 at 10:50 am

    So… even if we go 1-1, and they go 2-0, we would be TIED with them, and hold the TIEBREAKER.

    —————-

    Do they hold the tie breaker? They split the season series 5-5. Other people are saying the A’s hold whatever the next tie breaker is. I don’t know if thats true or not.

    Do you know what the next tie breaker after head to head is?

  85. CountryClub October 2nd, 2012 at 10:50 am

    Intradivision Win-loss record… as posted on MLB.com tiebreaker rules.

    ——

    thanks

  86. Tabbert October 2nd, 2012 at 10:52 am

    country club-

    Its a good thing we swept the A’s early in the season! Because the first tie breaker is head to head.

  87. Tabbert October 2nd, 2012 at 10:53 am

    Determining Home-Field Advantage in Two-Team Tiebreakers

    1. Head-to-head winning percentage during the 2012 regular season.
    2. Higher winning percentage in intradivision games.<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
    3. Higher winning percentage in the last half of intraleague games.
    4. Higher winning percentage in the last half plus one intraleague game, provided that such additional game was not between the two tied clubs. Continue to go back one intraleague game at a time until the tie has been broken.

    Per MLB.COM

  88. LGY October 2nd, 2012 at 10:54 am

    It’s intradivision WINNING PERCENTAGE, no W-L record.

  89. CountryClub October 2nd, 2012 at 10:54 am

    Tabbert,

    And they swept the Yanks in that 4 game series. That was painful. All 1 run games I believe.

  90. PacoDooley October 2nd, 2012 at 10:54 am

    Benny Blanco October 2nd, 2012 at 9:05 am
    What are the chances the trout wins the AL mvp now that Miggy is first in every category?
    —————————————

    If the voters are not complete morons, they still vote for Trout. RBI is not a great measure of ‘value’, so shouldn’t play much of a role in the voting decision. Trout has nearly 20% more runs scored than Cabrera, and I think that runs are more valuable than RBI. Trout also has a very slightly higher OBP. Of course, Trout also has a HUGE advantage in speed – 48 SB versus 4 for Cabrera!

    Plus, Trout brings huge value on defence while Cabrera is really a borderline liability on defence. That has to make a massive difference in value.

    I really hope that voters are not so stupid as to vote the ‘triple crown’ line when there is an obviously more valuable candidate.

  91. LGY October 2nd, 2012 at 10:55 am

    If the A’s win out they’ll have a .579 intradivision WP.

    If the Yankees split they’ll have a .556 intradivision WP.

  92. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 2nd, 2012 at 10:56 am

    Here’s all I want to know. If the Yanks win their next two games, do they win it all?

  93. DONNYBROOK October 2nd, 2012 at 11:00 am

    “Runs are MORE vlauable than RBI ??? NOT according to how much RBI vs Runs Scored guys are paid.

  94. Binder Joe October 2nd, 2012 at 11:00 am

    Andruw Jones is batting clean up and he is the starting pitcher tonight.

    Deal with it people!

  95. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 2nd, 2012 at 11:01 am

    I am taking a lack of a “no” as “yes”.

    Always the optimist.

    Have a good day all!

    :)

  96. CountryClub October 2nd, 2012 at 11:03 am

    Josh Norris ?@jnorris427
    Confirmed from Brian Cashman: Manny Banuelos will have Tommy John surgery on Oct. 4. #Yankees

  97. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 2nd, 2012 at 11:03 am

    And I always thought W-L record and intradivision WP to be basically the same thing as I thought you figured out winning% by use of the W-L record! Well silly me!

    :)

    (no need to tell me that’s how you do it. I know!)

  98. DONNYBROOK October 2nd, 2012 at 11:04 am

    Cleveland should hold off on Francona, till they see whether Scioscia will become available.

  99. Doc Iac October 2nd, 2012 at 11:04 am

    Binder Joe October 2nd, 2012 at 11:00 am

    Andruw Jones is batting clean up and he is the starting pitcher tonight.

    Deal with it people!

    —-

    hahahahhahahaa awesome

  100. CountryClub October 2nd, 2012 at 11:05 am

    Here’s all I want to know. If the Yanks win their next two games, do they win it all?

    —————-

    yes, they hold all the cards for division and 1 seed. If they win them both, they’re set.

  101. CountryClub October 2nd, 2012 at 11:09 am

    Banuelos getting TJ wipes out all of 2013. He’ll be 17 months out of surgery in march of 2014. So he should be full strength by then. But odds of him pitching meaningful innings for the Yanks before 2015 are very slim.

  102. Against All Odds October 2nd, 2012 at 11:10 am

    CountryClub October 2nd, 2012 at 11:03 am

    Josh Norris ?@jnorris427
    Confirmed from Brian Cashman: Manny Banuelos will have Tommy John surgery on Oct. 4. #Yankees

    ———————-

    SMMFH

  103. disco stu October 2nd, 2012 at 11:12 am

    “Josh Norris ?@jnorris427
    Confirmed from Brian Cashman: Manny Banuelos will have Tommy John surgery on Oct. 4. #Yankees”

    Wow … its amazing how things have changed since this time a year ago … Banuelos and Betances were on the fast track to MLB and now look at what has happened.

    Wasn’t there a rumor immediately after the Montero/Pineda trade that the Yankees first approached Seattle to get King Felix and were told the only way it could be done was for them to give up Montero, Nova, Banuelos, and Betances … and the Yankees said “No thanks”?

    I really hope that was not true.

  104. fantasygame101 October 2nd, 2012 at 11:13 am

    with no pedroia, the yankees should sweep the red sox. If they do not, they deserve all the consequences resulting from it. Whether it is 1 or 2 extra games. They have been given every chance to control their destiny yet they somehow blow them.

  105. CountryClub October 2nd, 2012 at 11:15 am

    Josh Norris ?@jnorris427
    Cashman said TJ only a reality recently. “If we knew he’d needed TJ a year ago, he’d have had it done a year ago.” #Yankees

    Josh Norris ?@jnorris427
    Not a huge shock, but Andrews will be performing the surgery. #Yankees

  106. fantasygame101 October 2nd, 2012 at 11:19 am

    It is time for the yankees to reorganize their minor league system. They can not develop starting pitchers who has great stuff and command. Most of them walks a ton of batters, throws straight fb. Plus their high ceiling SP get hurts before reaching the majors.

  107. RadioKev October 2nd, 2012 at 11:20 am

    This Banuelos stuff is perplexing.

  108. ac1 October 2nd, 2012 at 11:22 am

    Who else in the minors is due for TJS in 2013?

    Campos?
    Pineda?

    Anyone else with a hint of talent?

    Look out Mark Montgomery!!!

  109. Shame Spencer October 2nd, 2012 at 11:24 am

    I think earlier in the year blake had joked about just giving one of our younger starters TJS now lol… maybe that should be the first step after signing the contract.

  110. LGY October 2nd, 2012 at 11:24 am

    Alright, let’s end the confusion.

    Yankees go 2-0 = AL East Champs and #1 seed

    Yankees go 1-1

    -DIVISION

    Orioles go 0-2 = Yankees win ALE
    Orioles go 1-1 = Yankees win ALE
    Orioles go 2-0 = Game 163 in Baltimore to decide ALE

    -#1 SEED

    A’s 2-0 = A’s #1
    Rangers 2-0 = Rangers #1
    A’s and Rangers split = Yankees #1

    Yankees go 0-2

    -DIVISION

    Orioles 0-2 = Yankees win ALE
    Orioles 1-1 = Game 163 in Baltimore to decide ALE
    Orioles 2-0 = Orioles win ALE

    -#1 Seed

    A’s 2-0 = A’s #1
    Rangers 2-0 = Rangers #1
    A’s and Rangers split = Rangers #1

  111. Shame Spencer October 2nd, 2012 at 11:25 am

    Let’s bring the party over here :arrow:

  112. fantasygame101 October 2nd, 2012 at 11:25 am

    Hensley. They should fire every pitching coordinators out there before they mess him up. For an organization who has resources, why can’t they pirate the atlanta or san francisco minor league coordinators and instructors.

  113. DONNYBROOK October 2nd, 2012 at 11:28 am

    King Felix is Very Good at this point in his career. He’s no longer a “lights out” Chucker. Gio Gonzalez woulda been the way to go, if you were willing to gut the farm system.

  114. TheStraw October 2nd, 2012 at 11:37 am

    CC is the only pitcher in MLB to win at least 15 games in each of the last 6 seasons.

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