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In CC, the Yankees must trust

Posted by: Rick Carpiniello - Posted in Misc on Oct 12, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The best thing the Yankees have going for them as they head to a decisive Game 5 at home (again), is that their ace, CC Sabathia, is ready to go on full rest.

“It’s time to go,” Sabathia said after last night’s 13-inning loss. “You know, this is what you play for. That’s a good team over there and we’ve been battling all year, so hopefully I can go out and have a good performance and keep us in the game and give us a chance to win.”

Asked if he feels the whole season is on him, Sabathia said, “No.

“It’s time to go, like I said. This is a one-game playoff, and this is what we play for. We’re here in the Bronx athome, and I’ll be excited and ready to go.”

Does he relish that opportunity?

“Of course,” Sabathia said.

Sabathia added that he expects the same type of close game he and Jason Hammel pitched in Game 1.

“Yeah, I hope so,” Sabathia said. “He pitched a great game last time out. It’s a great team ogver there. We’ve battled all year. I look forward to it being a good game.

“We havea great lineup. We have great players in our lineup. You know, at any time we can bust out and score a bunch.”

It was mentioned to Sabathia that he’s gone seven straight playoff starts without suffering a loss personally.

“It means absolutely nothing,” Sabathia said. “Tomorrow is tomorrow. Games are in the past. You’ve always got to drop the last one and look to the next one, and that’s what I’m doing.”

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said that, despite the fact that Game 1 of the ALCS would be on Saturday, it will be “all hands on deck” with his pitching staff for Game 5 tonight.

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184 Responses to “In CC, the Yankees must trust”

  1. JobaTipsHisCap October 12th, 2012 at 11:36 am

    “jacksquat October 12th, 2012 at 11:29 am
    How the hell do the Yankees not get ONE day off between the ALDS and ALCS (if they make it)? Who designed this crap? Best record in the AL and we’ll be at a severe disadvantage to the worst record in playoffs Detroit.”

    LOL, this is MLB, just unbelievable.

  2. Warning Track Power October 12th, 2012 at 11:36 am

    I trust C.C.
    Maybe our luck will change today for several reasons
    1)Game 5 at home
    2)Afternoon game being played. The sunshine and 5 pm start NY time could be the change of scenery this team needs to hit the ball all over the field.
    3)The ace of the starting staff is starting the game today. Who else would the Yankees want to have on the mound to pitch this game

  3. Patrick October 12th, 2012 at 11:36 am

    CC will own the Orioles. But you have to score to win games. Someone (other than CC) has to come up big tonight or the Yanks are going home.

  4. JobaTipsHisCap October 12th, 2012 at 11:36 am

    “We havea great lineup”

    ok, I am satisfied.

  5. Hassey October 12th, 2012 at 11:36 am

    If Joba goes on the DL, do we sign Clemens for the ALCS?

  6. RadioKev October 12th, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Is there a way to get Dickerson in here? Joba for Dickerson?

  7. Hassey October 12th, 2012 at 11:37 am

    I’ll give them this – the current Yankees certainly have more valuable baseball cards than the current Os

  8. mick October 12th, 2012 at 11:39 am

    You guys expect the roller coaster rdie to end. We do nothing easy. We are winning this game, 2nd time on Hamels will be a charm.

    What’s more the ride will continue against the Tigers as they will go in the heavy favorite and we will be all over the place with our rotation.

    Enjoy it, it’s better than the losing years…

  9. blake October 12th, 2012 at 11:39 am

    Doesn’t matter what CC does if they can’t score any runs

  10. RadioKev October 12th, 2012 at 11:39 am

    Thank God if we make it to the ALCS we only see Verlander once. We’d be at a severe disadvantage with only 1 turn for CC and 2 for Verlander.

  11. RMS October 12th, 2012 at 11:40 am

    CC needs to throw a shut-out.
    Arod, Swisher and Grandy need to sit.

  12. Hassey October 12th, 2012 at 11:40 am

    With or without Verlander, you think we’ll have an easy time facing Scherzer and Pfister?

  13. RadioKev October 12th, 2012 at 11:40 am

    I think the Yanks will chew up Hammel tonight. Second time around and this guy isn’t particularly good.

  14. Patrick October 12th, 2012 at 11:41 am

    mick,

    I definitely think we will beat the Orioles tonight but I’m so nervous I don’t even want to think about the Tigers yet

  15. MTU October 12th, 2012 at 11:43 am

    I think CC will pitch a competitive game.

    It’s up to the O to get him some runs to work with.

    If they don’t it’s bye bye.

    Almost have to hope that Hammel is off.

    We’ll see who is hungrier, and more fortunate.

    I like Girardi’s all hands on deck mentality.

    Apply to your O Joseph.

    Later.

    ;)

  16. blake October 12th, 2012 at 11:43 am

    I could care less about the Tigers…..I’ll worry about how they’ll ever hit their pitchers and how many homers Miggy will hit if we get there.

  17. Warning Track Power October 12th, 2012 at 11:43 am

    RadioKev October 12th, 2012 at 11:36 am
    Is there a way to get Dickerson in here? Joba for Dickerson?
    ————————————————————————————————————
    someone with some knowledge needs to explain this situation?
    there must be a rule that allows the Yankees to DL Joba and have someone replace
    him on the roster.
    i think the Reds Cueto was removed from the Reds roster after he left game 1 with back spasms.
    i read he was not going to be eligible to play again unless the Reds reached the world series.

  18. Hassey October 12th, 2012 at 11:44 am

    I know why I am NOT confident for tonights game
    but for those of you who are confident, I’d love to hear why…I’m desperate to hear real physical reasons I should change my tune other than “I have a feeling we’ll turn it around”

  19. Purenyyankee October 12th, 2012 at 11:44 am

    Nothing more to say. Win or go the F#ck home and have a miserable winter…………………….

  20. mick October 12th, 2012 at 11:44 am

    RadioKev October 12th, 2012 at 11:39 am

    Thank God if we make it to the ALCS we only see Verlander once.
    ========================
    go check it out, if we get to game 7 he will be there on full rest.

  21. Hassey October 12th, 2012 at 11:45 am

    Hey – The geese have already started flying south in VT…looks like it’s going to be a miserable Winter no matter what the Yanks do

  22. 4time October 12th, 2012 at 11:46 am

    Epply’s numbers against Detroit’s righties are awful.
    Nova’s numbers against any Detroit hitter are awful.

    No idea who they go to to replace Joba anyway. Garcia? Wade?

  23. RadioKev October 12th, 2012 at 11:47 am

    Do you think Chavez and Ibanez are playing tonight? DH A-Rod and sit Grandy? Maybe move Swisher to left, Ichiro in center, and Ibanez in right?

  24. Chip October 12th, 2012 at 11:47 am

    http://hardballtalk.nbcsports......rdo-parra/

    Sign me up for one or both.

    Not sure what it would take, probably Hughes or Nova plus Nunez and another prospect.

  25. 4time October 12th, 2012 at 11:48 am

    “I know why I am NOT confident for tonights game”

    How can anyone be with this lineup, and knowing the starter might give up 2 runs in 8 innings and be trailing or tied?

    Not to mention, the pen is gassed.

  26. 98NYY October 12th, 2012 at 11:48 am

    Line up wish

    Jeter SS
    Ichiro LF
    Teix 1B
    Cano 2B
    Ibanez DH
    Swisher RF
    Chavez 3B
    Martin C
    Gardner CF

  27. mick October 12th, 2012 at 11:48 am

    I could care less about the Tigers…..I’ll worry about how they’ll ever hit their pitchers and how many homers Miggy will hit if we get there.
    ==================
    good. you’ve got 1 worry free ahead of you, enjoy.

  28. Warning Track Power October 12th, 2012 at 11:48 am

    speaking of the tigers, i wonder if they flew back home to detroit. knowing they will
    have to travel again tonight.
    or did they travel to a centrally located area near NY/Balt before traveling again to their
    destination?
    must make the team travel secretary’s job very difficult.

  29. Shame Spencer October 12th, 2012 at 11:49 am

    ?@Buster_ESPN

    Rival scout:”The hitters in (NYY-BAL) series are executing so badly that the info the Tigers’ advance scouts are getting is almost useless.”

  30. CountryClub October 12th, 2012 at 11:49 am

    Buster Olney ?@Buster_ESPN
    Rival scout:”The hitters in (NYY-BAL) series are executing so badly that the info the Tigers’ advance scouts are getting is almost useless.”

  31. Hassey October 12th, 2012 at 11:50 am

    WTP – Either way, I’d guess that Fielder destroyed the biggest stack of pancakes thi smorning that IHOP has ever prepared

  32. RadioKev October 12th, 2012 at 11:50 am

    No way Gardner starts. It’s just not worth the risk.

  33. jacksquat October 12th, 2012 at 11:51 am

    “Yeah, I hope so,” Sabathia said. “He pitched a great game last time out. It’s a great team ogver there. We’ve battled all year. I look forward to it being a good game.

    I’m looking for 10 runs in the first inning. We deserve it after the first 4 games of this series.

  34. jmv October 12th, 2012 at 11:52 am

    “Warning Track Power October 12th, 2012 at 11:43 am
    RadioKev October 12th, 2012 at 11:36 am
    Is there a way to get Dickerson in here? Joba for Dickerson?
    ————————————————————————————————————
    someone with some knowledge needs to explain this situation?
    there must be a rule that allows the Yankees to DL Joba and have someone replace
    him on the roster.
    i think the Reds Cueto was removed from the Reds roster after he left game 1 with back spasms.
    i read he was not going to be eligible to play again unless the Reds reached the world series.”

    Exactly. You can replace Joba, but that would make him unavailable for the ALCS.

  35. Hassey October 12th, 2012 at 11:52 am

    How is starting Gardner any risk at all? The only risk is the fear of not getting 3 Ks from your CF…any little thing he does at all will be an improvement. And let’s not pretend that Grandy is Devon White in the field

  36. BD (Boston Dave) October 12th, 2012 at 11:52 am

    this blog has been up and down all season much like the team.

    the yankees, this season, would get embarrassed one game, then run on all cylinders the next.

    if there is a season in recent memory where this team could put up a stinker one night and look helpless and then play well the next night, this is it.

    and then there is CC.

    7-3 Yanks win.

  37. Warning Track Power October 12th, 2012 at 11:52 am

    Hassey
    Best joke I’ve heard all day
    And guess what, you know that story is legit!

  38. CountryClub October 12th, 2012 at 11:52 am

    No way Gardner starts. It’s just not worth the risk

    ————-

    What risk? Granderson is an automatic out. And worse, he doesnt even make the pitcher work. Gardner may not get a hit. But he’ll make the pitcher throw more than 4 pitches.

    That said, I dont expect to see him.

  39. 98NYY October 12th, 2012 at 11:53 am

    Both Arod and Granderson have 9 strike outs. How could starting Gardner be any worse?

  40. jpb173 October 12th, 2012 at 11:53 am

    If the Yankee brass really trusts CC Sabathia they’ll let him bat for himself in today’s game. He’s probably better than anyone they would consider DH’ing.

  41. jmv October 12th, 2012 at 11:53 am

    “CountryClub October 12th, 2012 at 11:49 am
    Buster Olney ?@Buster_ESPN
    Rival scout:”The hitters in (NYY-BAL) series are executing so badly that the info the Tigers’ advance scouts are getting is almost useless.””

    Excelent. We will punish them, they will not see it coming

  42. JobaTipsHisCap October 12th, 2012 at 11:54 am

    let cc bat!

  43. RMS October 12th, 2012 at 11:55 am

    It will be interesting to see Girardi’s starting line-up.

  44. jmv October 12th, 2012 at 11:55 am

    It will only be a risk with Gardner if he is not healthy, or if a setback is a posibility

  45. jacksquat October 12th, 2012 at 11:55 am

    RadioKev October 12th, 2012 at 11:50 am
    No way Gardner starts. It’s just not worth the risk.

    What risk? That he’ll not get a hit? At least he can do many things Granderson is not:

    make contact
    bunt
    run up the pitch count
    put pressure on the infield defense
    maybe get a hit!
    steal a base or two

  46. Hassey October 12th, 2012 at 11:56 am

    Hey guys, take it easy on Jacksquat – he didn’t leave anyone on base last night

  47. Hassey October 12th, 2012 at 11:57 am

    Sorry Squat – I meant to take it easy on Radio Kev…is he the Real Kevin?

  48. 98NYY October 12th, 2012 at 11:58 am

    Interesting no one complained about benching Arod but protected Granderson

  49. yanks 27 October 12th, 2012 at 11:58 am

    Once the Yankees get past this series, their bats will be fine. They are pressing now because there is such little margin for error. Once they get to a 7 game series and have some room to breath, they’ll relax a bit and hit.

  50. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 12th, 2012 at 11:58 am

    If the Yanks won last night, they would have been the only team not forced to a game 5. Just sayin’

    *************

    I can’t say enough how I feel for Joe Girardi. He’s the skipper of this team. He has gotten them this far. He is not going to abandon ship at this point. By the same token, he has to be grief-filled over the death of his dad. It has to be a terrible push and pull. Nothing much more to say than I am offering prayers for any peace of mind he might be able to feel.

    I believe he is doing the very best he can under the circumstances. Hopefully the players make any up slack.

  51. Ys Guy October 12th, 2012 at 11:59 am

    $35 tickets for a series winner was way too good to pass up so i will be in section 418 row 13 this evening taking in my first postseason baseball game.

  52. JobaTipsHisCap October 12th, 2012 at 11:59 am

    “Once the Yankees get past this series, their bats will be fine”

    why?

  53. NYY fan in NH October 12th, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    small ball is the only way to approach todays game. with a bunch of 2-20 hitters in the lineup there is no way you can sit back and wait for the long ball. If today ends, then we can say goodbye to Swisher and his atrocious playoffs averages. Granderson, I can only hope he’s tradeable. I’d also like to kick Kevin Long to the curb as he has infected this team with their “home run” approach to every at bat.

  54. Captain Clutch October 12th, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    Ibanez will DH tonight. But it will be interesting to see if Girardi does anything else with the lineup. I highly doubt he will sit Granderson or Arod but you never know.

  55. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 12th, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    Y’s Guy – if anyone can help root this team to victory, you’re the one to do it. Yell long and loud and put out those great vibes!

    :)

  56. Purenyyankee October 12th, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    It should be a NO BRAINER. If Jeter has to DH, then Ibanez needs to be in LF and Ichiro in CF.

  57. RadioKev October 12th, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    You don’t just change things to change things. When was Gardner’s last at bat? He’s had barely any at bats this season. There’s just way too much rust to start him in the playoffs. Never mind the expected rust, there’s the added pressure too.

    Both guys come with risk, and I think Gardner’s risk of doing absolutely nothing at the plate is greater than Granderson’s (who hit two home runs just last week).

  58. Ys Guy October 12th, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    the obvious thing to do here is start the “a lineup” and let the guys who are paid to win or lose the game.

    but i just dont see how you can put arod or granderson in the lineup. there is almost no chance of either one contributing anything.

    tough call for joe. id like to see both of those guys sit.

  59. Hassey October 12th, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    $1000 to the first person who streaks across the mound between innings draping behind him/her a banner that reads “PROUD LOHUD YANKEE POSTER”

  60. RadioKev October 12th, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    That said, I’m not exactly a Grandy advocate for today. I think an Ibanez/Ichiro/Swisher outfield makes sense.

  61. Captain Clutch October 12th, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    The only thing that I would change about the lineup is Ibanez in LF and DH Chavez. I have seen Granderson swing and miss enough recently. Put his butt on the bench already.

  62. jmv October 12th, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    “Ys Guy October 12th, 2012 at 11:59 am
    $35 tickets for a series winner was way too good to pass up so i will be in section 418 row 13 this evening taking in my first postseason baseball game.”

    I hate you a little, LOL

    —————————————————————————————————

    “Purenyyankee October 12th, 2012 at 12:01 pm
    It should be a NO BRAINER. If Jeter has to DH, then Ibanez needs to be in LF and Ichiro in CF.”

    Agreed

  63. NYYROC October 12th, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    This has probably been answered but, in post season, if you DL a pitcher you must replace him with a pitcher…position player for position player. Unless rules changed can’t DL Joba and bring in Dickerson.

  64. G. Love October 12th, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    brianlopez22,

    Great post late last night. Your long one. You need to post more here.

  65. Cashmoney October 12th, 2012 at 12:06 pm

  66. Warning Track Power October 12th, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    Let’s not forget, there are 2 Yankees hitters that are doing worse than ARod after
    4 games
    Cano and Granderson
    Obviously Cano is going to play, so that leaves Granderson as the odd man out.
    He’s not even coming close to hitting the ball. The O’s are giving him a steady diet of breaking balls and if he plays again today, Grandy can expect more of the same today.

  67. shaman1993 October 12th, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    A few comments on what I have read here so far:

    IF we get to the next round we would face Verlander twice. He’ll be ready for Game 3 and Game as today’s off day for him gives him normal rest between now and Tuesday, which would be Game 3.

    It doesn’t matter how well CC pitches if the offense contiues to scrape like this. The other three we have thrown out there, plus the pen, have been LIGHTS out. Pitching hasn’t been the problem, offense has.

    Jeter’s foot is the key. He looked good running on it last night. If it’s just as good, I see him at SS, would use Ichiro in CF, Chavy at 3B and Gardy in LF with Ibanez as the DH. That way we don’t sacrifice defense in the OF and, honestly, Gardy can’t be any worse than Granderson has been so far.

  68. Hassey October 12th, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    WELL SAID, cAHSMONEY

  69. jmv October 12th, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    Well, gotta go. Catch you all at the game!

    GO Yankees!!!!! We will prevail!!!

  70. Shame Spencer October 12th, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    Hassey October 12th, 2012 at 11:57 am

    Sorry Squat – I meant to take it easy on Radio Kev…is he the Real Kevin?
    ————–

    The battle of the Kevin’s rages on…

  71. CountryClub October 12th, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    AndrewMarchand A-Rod is 8-for24 vs. Hammel with 4 HRs. 0-2 in this series.

    ————–

    Great. There’s Girardi’s excuse for having him in the lineup.

  72. Cashmoney October 12th, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    I have pre-emptively removed a lot of hard objects around my living room TV this morning….

  73. Patrick October 12th, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    I have pre-emptively removed a lot of hard objects around my living room TV this morning….

    I have pre-emptively purchased a large quantity of beer.

  74. JobaTipsHisCap October 12th, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    Cashmoney October 12th, 2012 at 12:15 pm
    I have pre-emptively removed a lot of hard objects around my living room TV this morning….

    lol, good move!

  75. RMS October 12th, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    Sit Arod-Chavez plays third

    Sit Grandy-Gardner plays center

    Sit Swisher-Ibanez in right

    DH Nunez

  76. G. Love October 12th, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    I wish we’d see a lineup with Ibanez & Chavez in it at the expense of Arod, but knowing Girardi he will probably go with the tried and true lineup of the regular season. We might get Cano 3rd but that may be the biggest adjustment.

    Knowing that the season could very well be over by tomorrow I don’t think he’s going to disrespect any of the guys who are failing him night in night out.

    Tonight could be Swisher’s final game as a Yankee and he won’t take that away from him.

    Benching Arod seems to be smart, but then it would make the whole off season be about Arod more than it already will be if they can’t pull this out.

    Benching Grandy makes tons of sense at this point, but they know they need his 40 HR’s next year with letting Swisher walk for money and possibly other reasons.

    I’d love to see a lineup that threw all those considerations out the window and maybe the perspective of the week Girardi is going through could cause him to just go gut with the players who are at least putting their bats on the ball.

    I just tend to think that he’ll do the respectful thing and not point fingers at anyone for this series and if they lose together, they lose together despite the fact that he has better options on the bench.

    I’m guessing Ibanez DH’s and Arod is at 3b is Jeter can play SS. If Jeter can’t play SS? I think Ibanez is on the bench in our most important game of the season.

    Girardi’s managing won game 3 when the button he pushed was right.

    I just wish he’d realize that not pushing a button is worse than pushing it and failing.

    My dream lineup for tonight?

    SS – Jeter
    LF – Ichiro
    2b – Cano
    DH – Ibanez
    RF – Swisher
    1b – Tex
    3b – Chavez
    C – Martin
    CF – Gardner

    It won’t happen, but taking the empty at bats of Grandy & Arod out of the lineup would have to yield more production at this point. At least Gardner could bunt and draw a walk and steal some bags.

  77. SoS October 12th, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    Rival scout:”The hitters in (NYY-BAL) series are executing so badly that the info the Tigers’ advance scouts are getting is almost useless.”

    Heres a scouting report for Detroit if Yankees advance.

    1. Have pitcher bounce it to the catcher on a 2 strike count to Grandy.
    2. Have pitcher throw it to the left field dugout when Alex has 2 strikes on him.
    3. Have pitcher yell out to Swish “its the playoff” nuff said.
    4. See #2 for Cano. Only difference is he will find away to make contact and get himself out.
    5. Break bat over helmet and chuck it at our relief pitchers.

  78. bruceb October 12th, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    Gardy can’t be any worse than Granderson has been so far.

    True, but (a) that would be seen as a panic move by Buck and (b) Gardner has had insufficient playing time to include in a win or go home scenario.

    Girardi may – and I stress the word may – bow to public demand and bench A-Rod, but he isn’t going to pick Gardner over Granderson too. He will be hoping that the Grandyman still can (hit a home run).

  79. Cashmoney October 12th, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    good move Patrick.

  80. Mike Ri October 12th, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    Heres a scouting report for Detroit if Yankees advance.

    1. Have pitcher bounce it to the catcher on a 2 strike count to Grandy.
    2. Have pitcher throw it to the left field dugout when Alex has 2 strikes on him.
    3. Have pitcher yell out to Swish ?its the playoff? nuff said.
    4. See #2 for Cano. Only difference is he will find away to make contact and get himself out.
    5. Break bat over helmet and chuck it at our relief pitchers.

    —————————————-

    LMAO !!!!!!!!!!!!

  81. Warning Track Power October 12th, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    Speaking of Jeter last night, he did look good running the bases. I was surprised. I wonder what sort of treatment his foot received prior to the game.

    Nix also looked very good. I just had a sense he seemed confident and was ready to hit the ball every opportunity he was given.
    Nix almost hit the ball out of the park. If so, then today’s game would’ve not been needed.

  82. Cashmoney October 12th, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    yanks made me think of this …http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jix7XcbVA4w

  83. Patrick October 12th, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    good move Patrick.

    I drank a few beers during game 3 but didn’t have any while watching game 4. Coincidence? I think not

  84. DONNYBROOK October 12th, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    Game 1 was the Only game in this series that the Yanks used small-ball successfully, and they score big time. Grandy’s horrible offensive numbers this series, coupled with his inability to bunt last night, should land him on the pine. Nix issa good bunter. If he does Not start tonight, and a bunt is called for from the 6th inning on, I would Not hesitate to PH him for Anyone other than Jeet or Ichiro. The bunt and the hit-and-run won the Yanks game 1 going away. Girardi, for whatever reason, has abandoned that strategy. DUMB

  85. Shame Spencer October 12th, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    Again… if you had to sit someone today, it’d be Grandy over Arod, hands down. It has to be.

  86. Warning Track Power October 12th, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    Shame
    You make perfect sense!

  87. SoS October 12th, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    Quick question. You know how a manager being on the same team for awhile slowly stops getting through to his team i.e. Francona? Could that also be the case for a hitting coach? Is it time to look for a new hitting coach? We have an all or nothing lineup and some of the hitters habbits have not changed. i.e. Tex hitting to the shift, Grandy bat alergic to the ball and the ball alergic to being hit inside the park. Martin batting under his weight for most of the season. The only player that has had a better season this year is Jeter. And thats after he said screw the changes. Thoughts?

  88. G. Love October 12th, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    If Jeter can’t play SS I’m more than happy to have Nix in the lineup in an elimination game.

    He put our “big” hitters to shame last night. Amazing how a short compact stroke can put the ball in the OF.

    But if Jeter DH’s, then I want Ichiro in CF and Ibanez in LF.

    Bottom line, Ibanez needs at least 4 at bats in this game. You can’t sit and keep him cold and hope he does what he did Wednesday again.

  89. jacksquat October 12th, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    Several players deserve to be benched and “disrespected”. Maybe if the bench players win, or they lose and go home, either way it might make them think and adjust their approach.

  90. RadioKev October 12th, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    RMS October 12th, 2012 at 12:17 pm
    Sit Arod-Chavez plays third

    Sit Grandy-Gardner plays center

    Sit Swisher-Ibanez in right

    DH Nunez
    ———-

    Can we get Chris Stewart in there too?

    Anyone else? Hey, CC can swing a bat. Who needs a DH?

  91. DONNYBROOK October 12th, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    You need Ibanez’s Bat, NOT his glove. No way I put him in the OF in an elimination game. NO WAY

  92. G. Love October 12th, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    SoS,

    I think Long is still employed because Arod makes the most money in baseball and he’s Arod’s woobie.

    If he wasn’t Arod’s woobie, he’d have been fired a long time ago.

    He’s turned all of the hitters into batting practice HR derby guys with the exception of guys like Jeter, Ichiro and the older vets who haven’t been here forever.

    Even a guy like Nunez who hasn’t been around Long much this season has a better approach.

    It’s getting obvious his version of teaching hitting involves swinging out of your shoes and watching it land before beginning to trot to 1b.

    Considering how poorly Arod is doing right now, the team may be inclined to take away his woobie.

  93. ADam October 12th, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    No Granderson, No Swisher tonight
    Line up needs to be
    Jeter, Ichiro, Tex, Cano, AROD, Ibanez, Chavez, Russ, Gardy

  94. RadioKev October 12th, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    Girardi’s had a few hits in the post season. Can he play RF?

  95. DONNYBROOK October 12th, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    Still trying to figure out what Dusty Baker was doing starting his runners at 1B and 2B with Nobody out and trailing in an elimination game. Musta been the medication he is taking for the ticker.

  96. blake October 12th, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    Nix is limited in what he can do offensively but at least he gets up there and tries to have a professional at bat.

  97. G. Love October 12th, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    RadioKev,

    Say what you want, but the Girardi who played for the Yankees, would’ve gotten the runs in by putting the ball in play last night when our sluggers were too busy closing their eyes and hoping Jesus would take the wheel for them.

  98. blake October 12th, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    If Girardi sits Alex tonight then it just puts more attention on what a poor decision letting him hits in the 8th last night was……I get why Joe did it….heck I even thought it was a chance at redemption for Arod…..but the truth is if he made a move there the Yanks are probably chillin out and waiting for Game 1 of the ALCS tomorrow.

  99. RadioKev October 12th, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    For the most part I subscribe to the saying:

    ‘Stick with what brought you to the dance.’

  100. Warning Track Power October 12th, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    SOS
    Baseball is not an easy game. During the playoffs you have to expect the pitcher’s will dominate/the batters’ will not fair so well.

    Smoltz said basically the same thing during the game last night and I was nodding my head in agreement.

    Clearly the numbers and averages of the Yankees hitter’s are extremely poor, but it’s not fair to expect them all to be hitting over .300 and driving in every single run when given the opportunity.

    Since the offense is performing so terribly, at least the pitching staff is doing a terrific job holding the O’s offense down.

  101. G. Love October 12th, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    blake,

    I thought when he let him hit at the moment he was hoping that pushing the “chance for redemption” button was going to pay off.

    I think he got caught up in the drama of the backpages in that moment thinking what better ending would it have been for Arod to get the at bat that plated the winning run.

    He forgot that the night before he pinch hit for him because he’s incapable of hitting right now.

  102. DONNYBROOK October 12th, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    Girardi rubber-stamped this “home run or No run”, offense long ago. He bears a lotta the responsibility for this Mighty Casey Offense.

  103. RMS October 12th, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    Can we get Chris Stewart in there too?

    Anyone else? Hey, CC can swing a bat. Who needs a DH?

    ————————————————————————————————–
    Stop being such a snot.

  104. blake October 12th, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    “I think Long is still employed because Arod makes the most money in baseball and he’s Arod’s woobie.”

    I think Alex needs a fresh set of eyes to evaluate him…..Long has him so wound up in mechanics that he looks like a robot up there…..and on a mechanical side he’s so spread out at the plate that it just looks like to me he can’t get any sort of trigger…..Arod has used that leg kick his whole career to start his swing and load and now he just looks all arms up there and it’s like his brain can’t figure out when to start swinging…….

  105. blake October 12th, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    “I thought when he let him hit at the moment he was hoping that pushing the “chance for redemption” button was going to pay off.”

    I agree….I think he figured….all Alex has to do is hit a fly ball and he’s the hero…..and maybe that’ll get him going……it just didn’t happen.

  106. DONNYBROOK October 12th, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    A Mgr’s job is to give his team the Best chance to Win. Girardi should Not be considering redemption or anything else. Letting A-Rod bat in the 8th was Horse Shi…………

  107. RadioKev October 12th, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    RMS October 12th, 2012 at 12:39 pm
    Can we get Chris Stewart in there too?

    Anyone else? Hey, CC can swing a bat. Who needs a DH?

    ————————————————————————————————–
    Stop being such a snot.
    ———–

    Forgive me for thinking that starting our entire bench in favor of our season-long starters is a bit extreme. It seems to be a sentiment shared by a few too many here.

    The fan base has hit the “panic button.” I just figure you win or you lose and that’s life.

  108. SoS October 12th, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    G.Love,
    The only improvement Iv seen from a player that Long worked with is Grandy batting vs. lefties. Im just going to throw this out there. Get rid if Long trade Alex eating half the salary freeing up some money to get a couple good players and hire Paul O’neil as the hitting coach allowing him to wear his old number. Tell him that its a volunteer job and if he turns things around we will retire his number. He would jump all over that. Loved his approach and fire. He could teach some of these guys a thing or two.

  109. RMS October 12th, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    For the most part I subscribe to the saying:

    ‘Stick with what brought you to the dance.’

    —————————————————————————————-
    Yep, stick with the strikeouts.

  110. Warning Track Power October 12th, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    blake
    i think ARod looked very good last night in his first few at bats.
    Cal Ripken was all over that situation and I also agreed with Cal.
    Arod appeared confident at the plate, seemed aggressive and was dictating the at bat.
    Of course ARod failed miserably when he struck out against Day, but that O’s reliever shut down the entire team while he was out there on the mound.

  111. blake October 12th, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    “i think ARod looked very good last night in his first few at bats.
    Cal Ripken was all over that situation and I also agreed with Cal.”

    it was also vs a lefty and I think Cal likes Arod and was rationalizing.

  112. G. Love October 12th, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    And believe it or not, I do think if Swisher was batting 5th last night and had runners on 2nd and 3rd with 1 out, he’d have gotten the run in.

    When you get down to it, all the massaging of Arod’s ego is causing a lot of issues with the team.

    He’s not the sole culprit. I’m not sure how Curtis Granderson can sleep at night and he probably can’t, but Girardi didn’t have the confidence in Arod Wednesday night to hit with the game on the line but gained the confidence to let him bat 5th the following night?

    There’s a reason why Arod is the elephant in the room.

    The best place for him is probably the bench right now.

  113. NYYanksFan October 12th, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    K Long has been Ibanez’s hitting coach since they were both in the KC system. It’s not the coach.

  114. blake October 12th, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    Swisher is having good AB’s….he’s just missing pitches….I don’t see him as a real problem because I think he’s close…

  115. blake October 12th, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    Andrew Jones stinking has really hurt the Yanks…..it would be so nice to have a RH bat that was any good on the bench.

  116. RadioKev October 12th, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    We’re a bit lucky that Weiters and Jones have been equally as miserable as many of our hitters.

  117. longtimefan October 12th, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    Read this article and its easy to see why this team is struggling–Granderson just doesn’t get it, its not only just about the last 4 games:

    http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com.....8;c_id=nyy

  118. Nick in SF October 12th, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    The Yankees have to win this game because my dream scenario involves a crucial WS Game 7 confrontation between George Kontos and Chris Stewart.

  119. SoS October 12th, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    Warning Track Power,
    I was not just talking about the playoffs. I know that you face stiffer competition and therefore your numbers are going to drop. I just wonder if Longs style has wore out on this team. I can only think of one player that has better numbers this year than last. Jeter
    Could it be time for a change?

  120. RadioKev October 12th, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    Nick in SF October 12th, 2012 at 12:51 pm
    The Yankees have to win this game because my dream scenario involves a crucial WS Game 7 confrontation between George Kontos and Chris Stewart.
    ————

    Somehow Cervelli pinch hits for Stewart, right?

  121. Hassey October 12th, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    Think Verlander struck out Kate Upton last night?

  122. longtimefan October 12th, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    Long can’t hit for these guys, their failures are on them no Long

  123. Captain Clutch October 12th, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    Nix had really good at bats last night and just looks to put the ball in play. I couldn’t believe that Girardi pinch hit for him in the 9th inning. That really didn’t make any sense. The move was to pinch hit Ibanez for Granderson. Then they would have Ibanez in there and he would get a couple more at bats. Girardi was afraid to hurt Granderson’s feeling so he made a stupid move. When a guy has 2 hits you don’t pinch hit for them.

  124. SoS October 12th, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    NSF,
    I think the Yankees and Giants need to meet up so that we can get back to normalcy. Whos a better spectator. Gardner or Melky?

  125. Hassey October 12th, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    Carp – Does this series remind you of Rangers-Ottawa? Chris Neil is an animal

  126. Nick in SF October 12th, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    Cervelli can’t PH for Stewart when he’s sleeping in his car.

    The Giants have actually reached the point where they could put Melky back on the roster, I think his 50 games are up. But they announced a while back that they would not do so.

    I wonder where the Giants are right now. I haven’t turned on the radio today. They play their next game either back in SF vs. the Cards or in D.C. vs. the Nats. Do they spend the rest of the day in Cinci waiting for a result or do they (or did they already) fly home and potentially fly back across the country?

    Yanks have it easy. They stay home tonight no matter what happens. Woo hoo. :neutral:

  127. yanks 27 October 12th, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    @sportsJC16

    Trade Cano before you get sucked into a long term deal. Same for Grandy. Take a step back to take 2 forward. That’s how you do it. #Yankees

  128. ansky712 October 12th, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    Did nobody else think Joe should have put Hardy on in the top of the 13th? It would have set up the double play and a chance to get out of the inning on one pitch with a lefty-lefty matchup. It’s driving me crazy that I haven’t seen anybody else mention this yet?

  129. Patrick October 12th, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    @sportsJC16

    Trade Cano before you get sucked into a long term deal. Same for Grandy. Take a step back to take 2 forward. That’s how you do it. #Yankees

    I like SJ44 but that’s a terrible idea. Cano is the only great hitter on this team, you have to lock him up.

  130. AlBrooke October 12th, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    If my math is right, the Yankees’ slash line for this series is .216/.281/.333 — pitiful, right?
    Their OPS, the Cadillac of stats, is .613. Embarrassing, right?

    But wait, the O’s are .197/.228/.296 with an OPS of .524!

    The story here is not about lack of clutch hitting or age catching up to the Yankees, the story here is that the pitchers on both teams are lights out.

    That said, I expect at least two innings of crooked numbers from the Yankees tonight. I can’t take the stress at my age.

    Go Yanks!

  131. yanks 27 October 12th, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    Mike saying that this game is all on CC and he needs to take his team home like Verlander and it’s not about the offense

  132. Warning Track Power October 12th, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but if Joba is placed on the DL, he would be ineligible
    for the ALCS

  133. JobaTipsHisCap October 12th, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    Michael Vick a dog owner again

  134. NYY_Girl_Penny October 12th, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    NYYanksFan October 12th, 2012 at 12:45 pm
    K Long has been Ibanez’s hitting coach since they were both in the KC system. It’s not the coach.

    —-
    LOL like Ibanez is anything great ? He’s another low BA HR hitter. Just because he had magic the other night doesn’t make him Babe Ruth. K Long is a big issue.

  135. Warning Track Power October 12th, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    C.C. does need to take the team like like Verlander did last night. That would be wonderful.

  136. Boss Tony N October 12th, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    Cano is a great hitter, but he’s only sometimes a great hitter. And usually when October rolls around, the sometimes comes into play.

    I agree with him.

    Try to use Cano to better your team. Only to better your team.

    Cano isnt someone that can be depended on… forget about succeeding, he cant even be depended on to value an at bat.

  137. Tyler October 12th, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    A week ago, I thought trading Cano was an extremely dumb idea. Today, I still don’t support a Cano trade but I am not nearly as opposed as I used to be. He’s not worth $200 million and if you can get some exciting young talent… it might be worth it.

  138. JobaTipsHisCap October 12th, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    53% of ‘fans’ vote O’s win game 5, according to ESPN poll

  139. blake October 12th, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    Unless you’re getting like Profar or Felix and Ackley or something like that them the only thing trading Cano does is set the organization back about 3 years…..their offense wouldn’t be good enough to compete without him

  140. G. Love October 12th, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    Warning Track,

    If they DL Joba, he’s out for the next round.

  141. Warning Track Power October 12th, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    Tyler
    No player is worth 200 million.

  142. fantasygame101 October 12th, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    even in 2009 postseason when arod was not himself, they need an unbelievable burnett’s performance and the heroic of matsui to win it all. Now, who will replace matsui? so arod needs to be the 2009 version for this team to even have a chance to win it all. Benching arod in game 5 will not be the first step but rather hurt them going forward even if they win. The offseason is the right time to put in a team not dependent on arod or tex for that matter.

  143. blake October 12th, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    Tyler says:
    October 12, 2012 at 1:13 pm
    A week ago, I thought trading Cano was an extremely dumb idea. Today, I still don’t support a Cano trade but I am not nearly as opposed as I used to be. He’s not worth $200 million and if you can get some exciting young talent… it might be worth it.

    How about signing your best player and not caring about the budget so much?

  144. Nick in SF October 12th, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    The gambling public is very much on the side of the Yankees tonight, unfortunately.

  145. Boss Tony N October 12th, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    I said that last night. Id rather have CC batting tonight than Granderson or Swisher.

    You trade Cano as long as the other team takes Alex too…. and try to get dump Teixeira too.

  146. NYY_Girl_Penny October 12th, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    P.S.

    Cano is 2 for 18 and .111
    Arod is 2 for 16 and .125
    Granderson is 1 for 16 and .063

    yet everyone is pointing at Arod… dont get it.

  147. Irreverent Discourse October 12th, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    K Long is an issue and the reason the team is hitting a lot of home runs?!

    Now I’ve heard everything.

    All of this sheer panic and lunacy today is exactly why I stopped coming around here every day. You all need to get a grip.

  148. Boss Tony N October 12th, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    And if we take it a step further…

    There’s starving children all across the world that dont deserve their fates. How about we have those kids trade places with Granderson, Swisher, and Cano, and let them see what real life is all about.

  149. fantasygame101 October 12th, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    I would not mind rudy jaramillo to replace kevin long. Hope maddux get axe in texas so we can get him. Also would not be mad if there is a top down overhaul in the minors.

  150. Nick in SF October 12th, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    You all need to get a grip.”

    LoHud Fallacy, You All Variant.

  151. Hassey October 12th, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    what ever happened to HebrewHammer? He was definitely a tool, just not sure it was a hammer

  152. Irreverent Discourse October 12th, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    Cano is not worth $200million? The man who has missed like 7 games in the last 5 years and is one of the best hitters in the league?

    Who, pray tell… is worth that money then? Certainly not any player that has ever been handed a contract that large, as none of them have ever “lived up to expectations”.

  153. NYY_Girl_Penny October 12th, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    Irreverent Discourse October 12th, 2012 at 1:17 pm
    K Long is an issue and the reason the team is hitting a lot of home runs?!

    Now I’ve heard everything.

    All of this sheer panic and lunacy today is exactly why I stopped coming around here every day. You all need to get a grip.

    —–

    Nobody cares you dont come around here… dont let the door hitya.

  154. Irreverent Discourse October 12th, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    Nobody cares you dont come around here…

    I highly doubt that.

    No one cares for your chicken little routine, that I can guarantee.

  155. Tyler October 12th, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    blake-

    If the Red Sox got 2 of the Dodger’s top prospects for that collection of bums, I’m expecting at least 1 top 10 prospect for Cano.

  156. Against All Odds October 12th, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    Boss Tony N October 12th, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    I said that last night. Id rather have CC batting tonight than Granderson or Swisher.

    You trade Cano as long as the other team takes Alex too…. and try to get dump Teixeira too.

    —————————-

    Alex and Tex have full no trade clauses. They aren’t going to wave them and what team is going to take a past his prime 3rd basemen and a first basemen on the decline.

  157. NYY_Girl_Penny October 12th, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    Irreverent Discourse October 12th, 2012 at 1:20 pm
    Cano is not worth $200million? The man who has missed like 7 games in the last 5 years and is one of the best hitters in the league?

    Who, pray tell… is worth that money then? Certainly not any player that has ever been handed a contract that large, as none of them have ever “lived up to expectations”.

    ——-

    yep nobody deserves it on this team.. so why continue the tradition. this isnt the first time Cano is major stink.

  158. Against All Odds October 12th, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    Tyler October 12th, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    blake-

    If the Red Sox got 2 of the Dodger’s top prospects for that collection of bums, I’m expecting at least 1 top 10 prospect for Cano.

    ———————-

    Cano has one yr left on his deal and is going to be a FA. Why give at least one top spect for a rental?

  159. NYY_Girl_Penny October 12th, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    Irreverent Discourse October 12th, 2012 at 1:20 pm
    Nobody cares you dont come around here…

    I highly doubt that.

    No one cares for your chicken little routine, that I can guarantee.

    ————–

    lol legend in your own mind. yeah buddy we miss you so much. please grace us with your awesome presence.. not!

  160. Irreverent Discourse October 12th, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    “yep nobody deserves it on this team”

    No, that is completely missing my point. If you are going to complain like a baby about one of the most consistent hitters in the game… what player on what other team is actually worth any contract?

    Who do you sign to replace him?

  161. Boss Tony N October 12th, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    If there was some sort of punishment for failing miserably, maybe these guys would actually care.

    If Granderson, Swisher, and Cano like to continue throwing away ABs…. Lock them in a prison below Yankee Stadium and starve them for a week. Teach them a lesson.

  162. Irreverent Discourse October 12th, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    “yeah buddy we miss you so much”

    I’m sorry… who are you?

    That’s right.

  163. Locke October 12th, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    The best games/series are the ones that go down to the wire and then we win. We’ve got a chance to see something special tonight. Plus, keep in mind that all eight teams still in the playoffs have gone down to the elimination game.

    We’re at home, with CC on the mound (who’s been looking great), it’s a day game and the O’s have been destroying their BP for days now.

    Lets go Yankees – can’t wait for 5:07

  164. Against All Odds October 12th, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    NYY_Girl_Penny October 12th, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    Irreverent Discourse October 12th, 2012 at 1:20 pm
    Cano is not worth $200million? The man who has missed like 7 games in the last 5 years and is one of the best hitters in the league?

    Who, pray tell… is worth that money then? Certainly not any player that has ever been handed a contract that large, as none of them have ever “lived up to expectations”.

    ——-

    yep nobody deserves it on this team.. so why continue the tradition. this isnt the first time Cano is major stink.

    ———-

    When was the last time he was bad in the PS?

  165. Warning Track Power October 12th, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    Granderson should not have been asked to bunt last night.
    I thought that was a huge mistake.

    I would have preferred a hit and run vs. asking him to sacrifice.

  166. Boss Tony N October 12th, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    Against All Odds, Pay Teixeira and Alex and extra $50 million each to waive their NTC. Just get these guys off this team.

    And I like Alex. I have no feelings one way or the other about Teixeira. I despise Cano

  167. Tyler October 12th, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    Against All Odds October 12th, 2012 at 1:22 pm
    Tyler October 12th, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    blake-

    If the Red Sox got 2 of the Dodger’s top prospects for that collection of bums, I’m expecting at least 1 top 10 prospect for Cano.

    ———————-

    Cano has one yr left on his deal and is going to be a FA. Why give at least one top spect for a rental?
    ———————————————-

    Because you can sign him to an extension once you get him?

  168. Hassey October 12th, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    Odds – Is your handle an homage to Phil Collins, or to Rachel Ward?

  169. NYY_Girl_Penny October 12th, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    Irreverent Discourse October 12th, 2012 at 1:23 pm
    “yeah buddy we miss you so much”

    I’m sorry… who are you?

    That’s right.

    —-

    still laughing at this dude, he thinks he can define himself based on his internet presence. comedy show. lol. forehead meet hand.

  170. Shame Spencer October 12th, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    I think hitting coaches are a little overrated.. I don’t think KLong can do a lot with these hitters. These aren’t young batters, they’re vets that should be able to assess what is or is not working at this point in their careers.

  171. Locke October 12th, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    Boss Tony N – You despise Cano? I know he’s struggled this series but what else do you have against him? I love watching him.

  172. NYY_Girl_Penny October 12th, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    Boss Tony N October 12th, 2012 at 1:24 pm
    Against All Odds, Pay Teixeira and Alex and extra $50 million each to waive their NTC. Just get these guys off this team.

    And I like Alex. I have no feelings one way or the other about Teixeira. I despise Cano

    Cano will never be a true yankee with his lazy arrogant redsox mentality.

  173. Against All Odds October 12th, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    A-rod not in line-up

  174. Warning Track Power October 12th, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    I’m shocked and a little upset that ARod is not in the starting line-up
    The only reason that makes any sense to me is that his injured, has been hiding an injury
    and team has been hiding whatever injury ARod is currently dealing with.

    WOW!!!

  175. RadioKev October 12th, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    Maybe Joe is trying to set up the dramatic pinch-hit grand slam to walk off.

  176. Shame Spencer October 12th, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    Surprised Arod is sitting tonight, TBH… Granderson should be sitting.

  177. Against All Odds October 12th, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    Tyler October 12th, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    Against All Odds October 12th, 2012 at 1:22 pm
    Tyler October 12th, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    blake-

    If the Red Sox got 2 of the Dodger’s top prospects for that collection of bums, I’m expecting at least 1 top 10 prospect for Cano.

    ———————-

    Cano has one yr left on his deal and is going to be a FA. Why give at least one top spect for a rental?
    ———————————————-

    Because you can sign him to an extension once you get him?

    ————————————

    Why would he sign an extension with a new team when he’s that much closer to free agency. You don’t trade the best player on the team. You build around him. And we’re going to rely on the Yankees to get the right players back in a trade.

  178. Against All Odds October 12th, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    Locke October 12th, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    Boss Tony N – You despise Cano? I know he’s struggled this series but what else do you have against him? I love watching him.

    ————————-

    Some ppl hate Cano for various reasons. Tyler feels they could change the dynamic of the team. I don’t agree with it but I get it. Other fans don’t like him because they don’t want to pay him big money. But they are other fans that don’t like him because of his skin color. It’s sad but true.

  179. Against All Odds October 12th, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    Boss Tony N October 12th, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    Against All Odds, Pay Teixeira and Alex and extra $50 million each to waive their NTC. Just get these guys off this team.

    And I like Alex. I have no feelings one way or the other about Teixeira. I despise Cano

    —————————–

    You despise Cano???? Oh I know why you do. SMH that’s unfortunate

  180. RadioKev October 12th, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    I gotta say. It’s pretty ridiculous that where and if A-Rod hits is national news. He’s not the best player in baseball, hasn’t been for years. He hasn’t been the best hitter on the team in years. It’s just playing to people who hate A-Rod.

  181. bruceb October 12th, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    Shame Spencer October 12th, 2012 at 1:30 pm
    Surprised Arod is sitting tonight, TBH… Granderson should be sitting.

    Too much of a gamble to have Ibanez in left field and Ichiro in center field.

  182. yankeefeminista October 12th, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    G Love, what is a “short compact stroke,” praytell? :roll:

    Cano isn’t getting many pitches to hit, and he is probably pressing, as well. I am not going to subtract my only legit middle of the order hitter…

  183. blake October 12th, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    No arod in lineup

  184. blake October 12th, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    @MLBNetworkRadio: RT @DShulman_ESPN: Jeter SS, Ichiro LF, Cano 2B, Teixeira 1B, Ibanez DH, Swisher RF, Granderson CF, Martin C, Chavez 3B


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