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Ichiro takes a turn on the bench

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on May 21, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Brett Gardner CF
Robinson Cano 2B
Vernon Wells RF
Travis Hafner DH
Lyle Overbay 1B
Curtis Granderson LF
David Adams 3B
Jayson Nix SS
Austin Romine C

RHP Phil Hughes

 
 

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83 Responses to “Ichiro takes a turn on the bench”

  1. CountryClub May 21st, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    Best lineup of the year

  2. CountryClub May 21st, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    Mark Feinsand ?@FeinsandNYDN 1m Jim Johnson has blown 3 straight save opportunities. Do you know how many times Mariano Rivera has done that in 17 years as a closer? None.

  3. Rich in NJ May 21st, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    I really look forward to Adams’ AB and watching Romine behind the plate.

  4. Warning Track Power May 21st, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    charlestonchew May 21st, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    If Harper can take care of his body and continue to mature at the plate and fill out just the right amount (no need to bulk up too much, right Jose Bautista?) , I wouldn’t be surprised to see him make a steroid, PED-free run at the 61 homerun record and perhaps later in his career at bigger milestones lime 500 or 600HR.
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    I would be shocked to see him challenge the 61 HR mark.
    I do agree, the kid has talent. He is only 20, blah blah blah

    My point is why do announcers throw out such outrageous margins when describing a player.
    Is it 30, 40 or 50 hr’s.
    Will the batter his 250, 300, or 350…
    Do you know what I mean?

  5. Bo knows May 21st, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    I really look forward to Adams’ AB and watching Romine behind the plate.
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    Yep.

    I’m waiting for Adams’ arrival, when he’s batting second.

    He’s already one of the better situational hitters. His waiting on the ball and squaring it up on that HR swing was a thing of beauty.

  6. yankeehotelfoxtrot May 21st, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    “His waiting on the ball and squaring it up on that HR swing was a thing of beauty.”

    Indeed.

  7. jackamir May 21st, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    Rich in NJ May 21st, 2013 at 3:49 pm
    I really look forward to Adams’ AB and watching Romine behind the plate.Rich in NJ May 21st, 2013 at 3:49 pm
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    I know your very sensitive so don’t take this badly. This made me laugh!!!!
    You need to get out more and smell the roses…

  8. Warning Track Power May 21st, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    Adams has been a highlight for me at the plate and on D.
    He’s been making the plays at 3rd and showing off his strong arm. Nice to see him in the line-up everyday. Girardi needs to leave him in there until Adams gives him a reason not to be in the line-up.

  9. Shame Spencer May 21st, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    CountryClub May 21st, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    Mark Feinsand ?@FeinsandNYDN 1m Jim Johnson has blown 3 straight save opportunities. Do you know how many times Mariano Rivera has done that in 17 years as a closer? None.

    —————-

    They said last night Mo has only blown back to back saves 10 times in his career.. pretty amazing.

  10. Tackelberry May 21st, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    Was hoping to see Brignac back in there tonight. BUt Girardi seemingly has a love affair with “Nixy”

  11. luis May 21st, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    86w183 May 21st, 2013 at 3:57 pm
    Luis — I’ve written some that didn’t appear… And a few that I wish handn’t !!

    Soy muy bien. I’m in NYC right now which always reminds me of my limited grasp of Espanol as does speaking with my younger daughter who is serving in the Peace Corps in La Republica Dominica.

    I find something to enjoy in each season whether it’s emerging young talent, stars having epic seasons or former all-stars recapturing their ability to perform. There is always something to embrace. This team is giving us a little of everything.

    ====================================

    Not alone on that department! I thought you lived in NY… after all 86w183 isn’t a NY address?… and yes, this team is giving us a lot to smile about

  12. luis May 21st, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    comnsnse May 21st, 2013 at 3:48 pm
    Luis, I advised you to be careful in your own country.

    But what I forgot was that while we love to meddle in the affairs of others , we do not look kindly at “foreigners” attempting to recruit in ours.

    With those obvious language tactics to detect kindred spirits!!!

    ========================================

    LOL!!

  13. Warning Track Power May 21st, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    Tackelberry May 21st, 2013 at 4:06 pm
    Was hoping to see Brignac back in there tonight. BUt Girardi seemingly has a love affair with “Nixy”
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    Brignac might have a bum ankle. Remember, he stepped on Freddy’s foot at
    1st base yesterday.

  14. Hassey May 21st, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    Put Jeter back at the top and go to battle

    Still digging our 2007 All-Star team, this one and the one on the DL

  15. ObviousMan May 21st, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    The cano decision is an interesting one. He’s a great player whom I believe will age well. But do the yankees want to be in a bidding war with the free spending dodgers for a 31 year old?

    I wonder if jeter/ a-rod would be willing to learn second and become utility IF reserves, Omar vizquel style… In addition to DH’ing. Then the yankees could go with a younger left side next year, maybe Adams/ Nunez/Musty and stick jeter/ a-rod in there occasionally but primarily DH them. Looking way ahead, I know…

  16. Tackelberry May 21st, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    Warning Track Power May 21st, 2013 at 4:14 pm
    Tackelberry May 21st, 2013 at 4:06 pm
    Was hoping to see Brignac back in there tonight. BUt Girardi seemingly has a love affair with “Nixy”
    ———————————————————————————————-
    Brignac might have a bum ankle. Remember, he stepped on Freddy’s foot at
    1st base yesterday

    He stayed in the game though and appeared to be fine

  17. Rich in NJ May 21st, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    “You need to get out more and smell the roses…”

    I’m actually a landscaper…

    (not really, although I did it one summer during college)

  18. Rich in NJ May 21st, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    A pretty interesting analysis of Hughes mechanical issues referenceed by Chad:

    http://itsaboutthemoney.net/ar.....-rotation/

    Sounds to me like the over-rotation of his shoulder is the culprit here. In Hughes’ most recent starts, he’s used three different deliveries, from the wind up (with no one on), from the stretch (with a runner on first), and a quick wind up (with multiple runners on base). These three deliveries allow him to pitch the most effectively without allowing base runners to steal on him, but switching between all these deliveries can lead to timing issues.

    Yu Darvish has dealt with similar timing problems, but he found an easy way to fix all this by incorporating what many scouts believe is the future of pitching mechanics. Darvish has largely dropped his windup, and is almost exclusively pitching from the stretch…

  19. luis May 21st, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    Rich,

    Consistent mechanics are the key to success…So great post

  20. Rich in NJ May 21st, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    luis

    True, and that guy does seem really good video breakdowns.

  21. comnsnse May 21st, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    Rich re: Hughes and the infinite analyses offered by an infinite number of media, fans, scouts and lonely housewives.

    Why can’t it be simpler, he has been pitching as a youth in H.S., as draft choice at different levels of the organization and at the major league level for years and his stuff and command are still average and inconsistent?

    At some point it becomes paralysis by analysis……………for the fans and hopefully for the team!

  22. Rich in NJ May 21st, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    comnsnse

    Two points. The guy’s work above is based on Chad’s reporting of what Hughes said he was working on. So it’s not like he was just flying blind.

    Also, as has been discussed, he isn’t the same pitcher he was prior to the hamstring tear he suffered in 2007, which robbed him of his plus, if not plus plus, curve.

    Then factor in the time in the pen which prevented him from working on more than a couple of pitches.

    Ever since he has relied on one plus pitch, which makes getting his mechanics right all the more important.

    So while Hughes is a tinkerer, this isn’t paralysis by analysis.

    It’s really the opposite. It’s trying to find a way to maximize a plus fastball, that he now over relies on.

  23. luis May 21st, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    comnsnse,

    I think we have been over this topic a number of times… Yes, Hughes was hailed as the next ace of the rotation… He isn’t and I think he will never be… The crux are his lack of effective secondary offerings and his so call inconsistency… Most pitchers are inconsistent mechanically wise, so in his case i will expect a number of clunkers… But, he should and will give us more quality starts then clunkers… He is a good number 4 and sometimes a 3.. That has value, especially if you take in to account that he is better than most on that role.

  24. comnsnse May 21st, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    LUIs & Rich, “consistent mechanics” are a component of pitching success.

    You can have the ideal delivery with the least amount of strain on the arm etc. etc.but if you can’t command the one absolutely imperative pitch, a fastball with location, your chances of success at the MLB level are dramatically reduced.

    Command, location, Velocity and changes of speed, there are and have been many successful pitchers who have had less than ideal mechanics in their deliveries.

    Anyone who throws across their body would be a good example. Weaver,Lilly?

    And frankly the best pitching mechanics for the human arm would be sidearm or as we see in softball pitchers underhand.

    I’m thinking we could reduce pitching staffs to about 4 guys and 3 position players. ;)

    Of course we’d have to move the mound in a little, anyone ever see Eddie Feigner and some of the major leaguers who were helpless against him?

    Maybe Phil could try underhand tosses! ;)

  25. Chip May 21st, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    Rich in NJ May 21st, 2013 at 3:49 pm
    I really look forward to Adams’ AB and watching Romine behind the plate
    —————

    Remember when Fiensand got all haughty about Yankee fans on Twitter being upset that he was released?

  26. Rich in NJ May 21st, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    Mechanics and command are positively correlated.

  27. Rich in NJ May 21st, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    Chip

    Fans are never right in the eyes of some writers (not Chad), maybe because they think that if they don’t know something, then how could a mere fan know more.

    It’s kind of funny, and Feinsand is a serial offender.

  28. comnsnse May 21st, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    Rich@4:49, we disagree but what we don’t or can’t disagree on is he doesn’t have plus fastball. 91-93 is not a plus fastball, it’s considered an average MLB speed.

    Which is routinely hammered if he throws it over the plate.

    He is only successful with that pitch when hitters bite at the high one.

    Luis, when has he proven on a consistent basis he deserves your anointing him a #3 or4?

  29. luis May 21st, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    Chip May 21st, 2013 at 4:50 pm
    Rich in NJ May 21st, 2013 at 3:49 pm
    I really look forward to Adams’ AB and watching Romine behind the plate
    —————

    Remember when Fiensand got all haughty about Yankee fans on Twitter being upset that he was released?

    ============================

    We got lucky

  30. comnsnse May 21st, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    Rich, command and mechanics are positively correlated”?

    This is not a revelation in the best of cases but I repeat there have been successful MLB pitchers who have not had ideal mechanics in the literal sense of the word.

    If you could stand on your head and throw a 99mph. fastball with accuracy you too would be playing mlb!

  31. 86w183 May 21st, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    Luis —-

    Yes, 86w183 was my address growing up in the Bronx 1958-70. Just a long block from the intersection of University Avenue and Fordham Road where I attended St. Nicholas of Tolentine for grades 1-6.

    I’ve lived in Florida ever since, but am a New Yorker to the bone… which takes a lot longer to get to than it used to!! Actually in the city this week. Thought about going to Sunday’s Toronto game, but decided against it. Good thing with the rain out.

    On to the team I believe Cano will be back, but that Hughes will not be. Pettitte will retire, but Kuroda will re-up for another season. The 2014 rotation will be CC, Kuroda and some three-man combination from the group of Nova, Pineda, Nuno, Warren and Phelps.

  32. 86w183 May 21st, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    Adams re-signing had to be pre-arranged. No way he accepts anything less than a one year MLB contract on the open market.

  33. comnsnse May 21st, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    .Rich @4:39, no one is criticizing the reporting, it’s what reporters do i.e. report what people say.

    The point is the time has long passed for Hughes to display anything he believes he’s learned which could lead to a consistency he has not displayed often during his career.

    Frankly the idea he’s still learning to pitch doesn’t resonate, and even it were true, just do it!

  34. luis May 21st, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    Luis, when has he proven on a consistent basis he deserves your anointing him a #3 or4?

    ===============================

    2010 18-8…. 7.5 k per 9… nearly 4-1 k-BB record… 4.19 ERA…. 1.248 WHIP 176.1 IP

    2012 16-13…8.1 k per 9… again 4-1k-BB record…. 4.23 ERA…. 1.265 WHIP 199,1 IP

    Don’t mention 2011 because of the dead arm issue… In his two whole seasons as a starter he has been a number 4, in some stretches a number 3

    Velocity is not the only component of a plus FB… The late movement his Fb has makes it a plus pitch

  35. Against All Odds May 21st, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    I really look forward to Adams’ AB

    ————————–

    So I’m not the only one

  36. comnsnse May 21st, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    Rich@4:28 “Darvish and his innovative idea for better command” paraphrased.

    Yup, the late Bob Turley did it 55 years ago. and our own Nova has been “coached” to do so as well.

    The question however is does Nova have the ability that Darvish does, yes?

  37. El Yanki May 21st, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    Vidal Nuno should take Hughes place in the rotation if he “bombs” again…Something else:Adams MOST BE OUR 3rd Baseman at all times!! Let the young talents prosper in the real world(this goes for Romine too)
    Peace

  38. comnsnse May 21st, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    Luis, I will not belabor the point but 16-13 is hardly consistent when you have received the run support he did and with a playoff team.

    So let’s credit him with one very good statistical year to date and a very big maybe for the future.

    I think he’ll be happier on the west coast! ;)

  39. Locke May 21st, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    86w183 – You had to have seen some great games as a kid? Where do you live in Florida? I live in Jacksonville and lot it.

  40. yankeehotelfoxtrot May 21st, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    Apparently Francesa isn’t a soccer fan, but he IS a huge jerk!! He’s incredibly narcissistic and opinionated, and sometimes rude to a point of being offensive. Instead of simply saying that he wasn’t interested about it he kept repeating how he “couldn’t care less” and had “absolutely no interest” about the Yanks and Man. City bringing a club to NYC. Soccer is the biggest sport in the world…imo, guys like Francesca totally exemplify the ignorant, uncultured, low-class American that much of the world views us as. Mike, please shut your know-it-all mouth and open up your ears and your mind. You may actually even learn something new! And that’s what really grinds my gears :P

  41. austinmac May 21st, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    Comnsnse,

    With regard to TV audience, I read about a week ago in one of the NY papers viewership in the key 25-54 male demographics is down over 50 percent. That was either from last year’s attendance or the year before.

    I expect attendance and viewership will increase of the feeling of overachieving winners continues. The expectations and excitement over was killed. This is still entertainment, and all winter the team was downplaying expectations.

    I think success of young players is the most entertaining thing of all. Let’s hope returnees don’t kick them to the sidelines.

  42. 86w183 May 21st, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    SeeYa guys. I’m off to enjoy a few beverages and then dinner at “Butter” which is in the East Village (I think, not sure where they draw the lines).

    Good luck Phil… four excellent starts and four stinkers is not the best balance!

  43. luis May 21st, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    On to the team I believe Cano will be back, but that Hughes will not be. Pettitte will retire, but Kuroda will re-up for another season. The 2014 rotation will be CC, Kuroda and some three-man combination from the group of Nova, Pineda, Nuno, Warren and Phelps.

    ===========================

    On Cano, I think he stays, although I would be weary of the years… I would be happy with a 6 year deal… But it will depend on how the market behaves… If it is an 8 to 10 year contract, I would pass.

    Hughes is gone, I agree… Most of the money to keep him is being spent on Ichiro ( yikes!) and to a lesser extent on Wells… Pair that with the fact that he will be the youngest pitcher on the market and he is probably as good as gone… I would sign him if we could get him for a reasonable contract ( 9 mil per year ), but I think he will get more and I don’t think he is worth that much.

    I agree on the likely candidates… I would add J Ram to that list though

  44. blake May 21st, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    CountryClub says:
    May 21, 2013 at 3:47 pm
    Best lineup of the year

    Probably yea….this should be the primary one for now vs RHP

  45. luis May 21st, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    comnsnse May 21st, 2013 at 5:08 pm
    Luis, I will not belabor the point but 16-13 is hardly consistent when you have received the run support he did and with a playoff team.

    So let’s credit him with one very good statistical year to date and a very big maybe for the future.

    I think he’ll be happier on the west coast!

    =====================

    I agree on this… I think he is gone

  46. comnsnse May 21st, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    El Yanqui, Si amigo but Adams is playing a position which ordinarily necessitates power production, i.e. taters. He is essentially a contact hitter which is why 2b was his original position.

    Let’s give Nuno some opportunities before we canonize him, and as for Romine he will be a back up or trade bait unless he too can display some power and average.

    Defensive catchers are a dime a dozen!

    And a blessing on your head as well.

  47. austinmac May 21st, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    I remember the King and his Court. He was unbelievable pitching from second base.

    Repeatable delivery is everything to a pitcher. The less one can do that, the worse they are.

  48. blake May 21st, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    blake says:
    May 21, 2013 at 5:11 pm
    Guys Harper is gonna be a monster if he stays healthy…..like a Griffey level player. He’s a once in a decade or so type talent

  49. luis May 21st, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    Against All Odds May 21st, 2013 at 5:04 pm
    I really look forward to Adams’ AB

    ————————–

    So I’m not the only one

    =====================

    Count me in ;)

  50. 86w183 May 21st, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    Locke —

    We’re neighbors. I’m in Gainesville.

    Was at Mickey Mantle’s last 2 HR game, last 5-5 game, last home game (all in 1968), plus Mickey Mantle Day in ’69.

    Too many to list over the years on vacations and whatnot, but gotta point out the first two games of the 1981 World Series. (The only Yankees wins, Craig Nettles was amazing!)

    Now I’m outa here.

  51. austinmac May 21st, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    86w183,

    I think you are right on returnees. I do hope Kuroda returns. He is critical.

  52. luis May 21st, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    austinmac May 21st, 2013 at 5:14 pm
    I remember the King and his Court. He was unbelievable pitching from second base.

    Repeatable delivery is everything to a pitcher. The less one can do that, the worse they are.

    =======================

    My brother saw him pitch… he said that he was incredible

  53. bruceb May 21st, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    Yankeehotelfoxtrot. Francesa is indeed a very ignorant and uncouth man. He’s only interested in his own opinions and the sports he wants to talk about. He wouldn’t know what to do with a sokkaah ball if it smacked him in the face.

  54. blake May 21st, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    “Repeatable delivery is everything to a pitcher. The less one can do that, the worse they are.”

    Truth

  55. comnsnse May 21st, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    austinmac, maybe those 25-54 males are accessing the plethora of emerging porn sites? :)

  56. luis May 21st, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    Have a good one 86

  57. comnsnse May 21st, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    Blake , I just love when your comments resound like “The Word”!

    It must be difficult carrying those tablets, but at least it’s all downhill! ;)

    We lesser beings do recognize your impeccable logic but repeating the obvious does not obscure the fact that successful pitching does not require perfect mechanics which was my point.

    Truth can be amorphous!

  58. yankeehotelfoxtrot May 21st, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    bruce, I completely agree. I don’t really even know how twitter works but I felt compelled to tweet him, sharing my feelings about his rant and adding a “#nimrod” at the end. Maybe he’ll defend himself on the air :)

  59. comnsnse May 21st, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    Luis, I’d wager that there are top flight female softball pitchers who would blow( no pun intended) away many MLB players. ;)

  60. blake May 21st, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    “Blake , I just love when your comments resound like “The Word”!”

    Anyway…..

  61. MG May 21st, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    blake May 21st, 2013 at 5:33 pm
    “Blake , I just love when your comments resound like “The Word”!”

    Anyway…..
    —————
    wasn’t I right? lol

  62. MaineYankee May 21st, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    MG

    How you feeling about the hokey game tonight?

  63. MaineYankee May 21st, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    hokey–hockey

  64. blake May 21st, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    “wasn’t I right? lol”

    Appears that way

  65. MG May 21st, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    MaineYankee May 21st, 2013 at 5:39 pm
    MG

    How you feeling about the hokey game tonight?
    ——————–
    not great, the Bruins are playing very well and the Rangers power play sucks.

    The Rangers miss Marc Staal more than can imagined-Torts decided to break up Girardi and McDonagh because he apparently doesn’t like Moore and Del Zotto together against the the Bruins and that hasn’t worked at all.

    But who knows, Henrik could close the door for a couple of games and they get back in it.

    Let’s face it, 1 cup in the past 70 years isn’t a great legacy to build on… :)

  66. comnsnse May 21st, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    Gents, I agree with most of the Francesa stuff but….he has become a multi millionaire by being a knowledgeable fan!

    What he and that former screecher Mad Dog do is what we oldies did on every corner before the advent of TV and the talking heads!

    Now why didn’t I send in my resume? ;)

  67. comnsnse May 21st, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    Blake being right and being obvious is hardly a compliment.

    But I guess you take your adoring fans where you find them,eh? ;)

  68. ron May 21st, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    I love adams swing,but he’s only played a few games.
    Let’s see where he sits with ba/ops/obp/defense,and run production first.
    If he sits at .280 ba/
    800 ops/15 hr/80 rbi,playing a good defense,i’m fine with that.

    The thing I learned,or have been reminded is,sometimes you just have to give a kid a chance.
    Adams looks very balanced at the plate,with a very quick bat through the zone.

  69. MG May 21st, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    blake May 21st, 2013 at 5:43 pm
    “wasn’t I right? lol”

    Appears that way
    ———————-
    :)

  70. yankeehotelfoxtrot May 21st, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    I’m totally with you on the resume thing! I think when Mike got the gig at YES (and Mad Dog moved into a loft in Far Rockaway maybe?) that the power went to his head, which has gotten progressively bigger, and bigger…

  71. austinmac May 21st, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    Cmmnsnse,

    I’d hate to see the ratings decline in the lonely old men demography. Teen age boys? Sell the team Hal and reinvest the money.

  72. MaineYankee May 21st, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    MG

    I don’t follow hockey real close so I don’t know the Ranger players very well.

    It does sound like they miss Stall. Girardi had a bad game overall last game which sounds like is not the norm.

    Sounds like they need more from Nash too.

    The young d the Bruins have brought up have given them a big lift.

    I hope they can quiet the Garden early so the crowd isn’t an asset.

  73. MG May 21st, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    Maine, the Bruins are probably the better team in the series and are up 2-0-at least one of our teams will win it lol

  74. yankeefeminista May 21st, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    Josh Norris ?@jnorris427 27m
    Willie Randolph and Andy Cannizaro will rep the Yankees at the MLB Draft.
    ____
    Like this move.

  75. blake May 21st, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    “Blake being right and being obvious is hardly a compliment.

    But I guess you take your adoring fans where you find them,eh? ”

    Anyway….

  76. luis May 21st, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    Hi YF,

  77. MaineYankee May 21st, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    MG May 21st, 2013 at 5:57 pm
    Maine, the Bruins are probably the better team in the series and are up 2-0-at least one of our teams will win it lol

    ——————————————————————————

    If Ottawa can’t beat Pitt I hope they at least tire them out. :lol:

    I guess I shouldn’t get ahead of myself. The Bruins have blown a big lead before.

  78. jacksquat May 21st, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    Rich in NJ May 21st, 2013 at 4:26 pm
    A pretty interesting analysis of Hughes mechanical issues referenceed by Chad:

    http://itsaboutthemoney.net/ar…..-rotation/

    Sounds to me like the over-rotation of his shoulder is the culprit here. In Hughes’ most recent starts, he’s used three different deliveries, from the wind up (with no one on), from the stretch (with a runner on first), and a quick wind up (with multiple runners on base). These three deliveries allow him to pitch the most effectively without allowing base runners to steal on him, but switching between all these deliveries can lead to timing issues.

    Yu Darvish has dealt with similar timing problems, but he found an easy way to fix all this by incorporating what many scouts believe is the future of pitching mechanics. Darvish has largely dropped his windup, and is almost exclusively pitching from the stretch…

    Not that I’m an expert, but I made this decision myself 30 years ago… in high school. I don’t know why it isn’t thought of and tried more often. Three deliveries is even worse. I hadn’t noticed it was three. No wonder Hughes is inconsistent. Try the stretch only.

  79. ron May 21st, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    Randolph?

    Yankees looking for a 2b???

  80. yankeefeminista May 21st, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    Hi Luis :)

  81. yankeefeminista May 21st, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    “If Ottawa can’t beat Pitt I hope they at least tire them out. ”
    ___
    Thinking the same about you and Rangers… ;)

  82. luis May 21st, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    yankeefeminista May 21st, 2013 at 6:05 pm
    Hi Luis

    ========================

    Have you seen JAP?

  83. yankeefeminista May 21st, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    Luis, he was at the JRam game on the 17th. Not sure about when he was last on here.


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