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Game 78: Yankees vs. Rangers

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Yankees lineup

1. Ichiro Suzuki CF

2. Jayson Nix SS

3. Robinson Cano DH

4. Vernon Wells RF

5. Zoilo Almonte LF

6. Lyle Overbay 1B

7. David Adams 2B

8. Alberto Gonzalez 3B

9. Austin Romine C

Phil Hughes RHP

 

Rangers lineup

1. Ian Kinsler 2B

2. Elvis Andrus SS

3. Nelson Cruz RF

4. Adrian Beltre DH

5. Mitch Moreland 1B

6. Geovany Soto C

7. David Murphy LF

8. Jurickson Profar 3B

9. Engel Beltre CF

Derek Holland LHP

 

Umpires: Gerry Davis HP, Brian Knight 1B, Dan Iassogna 2B, Mark Carlson 3B

TV/Radio: YES/WCBS 880

Weather: Mostly cloudy, 82 degrees

 

.625: The Yankees have the second-best winning percentage in the majors (behind Texas) against lefty starters, going 15-9.

Some improvement: The Yankees are hitting .240 with nine homers and averaging 4.2 runs over the last nine games. They hit .192 with one homer and averaged 2.3 runs over the eight games prior to this stretch.

Suzuki vs. lefties: Ichiro is hitting .358 in 81 at-bats off lefties, No. 4 in the majors for lefty batters.

Today is a tossup: The Yankees are 13-13 in their 26 series-closing games.

Update, 1:14: Hughes gets two flies and a groundout to start the game. He’s due for a good one after two bad ones. By the way, he came in with .65 a ground ball to fly ball ratio. According the Yankees notes, that’s the lowest percentage in the majors for starters as far as batted balls put in play on the ground as opposed to the air.

Update, 1:22: Ichiro singles, so he has hit safely in eight of the nine games on the homestand. But Cano hits into an inning-ending double play. Holland came in at 0-5 with an 8.85 ERA in eight games, including seven starts, vs. the Yankees. The lefty also arrived 0-3 with an 8.06 ERA in five games, including four starts, at Yankee Stadium.

Update, 1:29: Hughes takes the Rangers down 1-2-3 again, two grounders and a strikeout. Alberto Gonzalez made a nice diving stop wide of third on the first grounder, hit by Adrian Beltre.

Update, 1:34: Yankees get nothing done in the second, 1-2-3. Wells strikes out.

Update, 1:49: Rangers score first, sac fly by Ian Kinsler in the third. Hughes has given up two singles and a walk this inning.

Update, 1:58: Romine actually gets a hit, a single with two outs, but Ichiro grounds into a force. Yankees no runs, two singles through three. Adams now 1 for last 22 after flying to right in that inning.

Update, 2:02: Hughes gives up a loud double to Cruz and then drills Adrian Beltre to start the fourth.

Update, 2:11: Hughes gets three straight outfield outs, now at 66 pitches.

Update, 2:20: Wells fans and Almonte grounds out to strand Nix at second. Almonte now 0 for 5 over these last two games. Wells, according to the Yankees’ numbers, is now 11 for his last 92.

Update, 2:26: Hughes has now given up 49 homers these last two seasons, tied for second most in the majors. Profar solo shot, 2-0.

Update, 2:28: Anti-aging cream/sunscreen day here. Yankees just gave us each a packet. Hope this isn’t from Biogenesis. I think I’ll try it later.

Update, 2:34: Yankees have been held to two singles through five by a pitcher with a bad track record against them.

Update, 2:40: Another good inning for Hughes, 1-2-3, two Ks. He has allowed two runs and four hits through six.

Update, 2:44: Holland gets three straight with help from Murphy making a diving catch in left on a bloop by Ichiro.

Update, 2:52: Hughes has retired nine in a row and 12 of the last 13 after another three-up, three-down inning.

Update, 3:00: Wells strikes out for the third straight time and Almonte flies to the wall in left after Cano led off with a walk and got thrown out trying to advance when a pitch bounced a short ways away from catcher Geovany Soto.

Update, 3:09: Hughes has given up just two runs and five hits in eight innings. Yankees still looking for their third hit.

Update, 3:14: Yankees go quietly in the eighth. Hughes is done. Claiborne on for the ninth.

Update, 3:34: Yankees lose 2-0. Two-hitter for Holland.

 

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618 Responses to “Game 78: Yankees vs. Rangers”

  1. ac1 June 27th, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    The A-Rod story doesn’t sound true at all.
    I mean, he has been in some stupid dramas, but this one sounds very fabricated by the Post.
    A-Rod tweets he is coming back, then a day later wants to ‘retire’? Because of fear of a lifetime ban?
    He is in danger of 50 or 100, but there was no talk of a ban and there couldnt be. He has yet to even be suspended once.
    The whole thing sounds like a story made up for some to believe just because people want any reason to hate more on a guy everyone already hates.

  2. ac1 June 27th, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    Could anyone conceivably seeing the team releasing Joba if they decide to send him to AAA and he refuses?

  3. Niblick June 27th, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    Just how awful is your team when the guy with the fourth best average in the lineup is Nixy, and he’s only hitting .244? And one of the three guys with better averages has only 19 AB?

  4. Steve W. June 27th, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    Is ARod back yet?

  5. Ys Guy June 27th, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    Let’s Go Yankees!
    Get your head outta your butt phil!

  6. pkyankfan69 June 27th, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    Gonna be a toughie today

  7. Steve W. June 27th, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    Joba should be released.

  8. jacksquat June 27th, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    jacksquat June 27th, 2013 at 1:09 pm
    Warning Track Power June 27th, 2013 at 12:34 pm
    bruceb June 27th, 2013 at 12:30 pm
    Last night’s game was the first we’ve lost this year when scoring five runs. Think we’ll need more than five today, but don’t where they’re going to come from.
    ——————————————————————————————-
    The game last night also reminded me of two things:
    Claiborne is much more trustworthy than Joba

    Joba might be sent down to AAA soon because the Yankees can’t afford to have him fail at the big league level for much longer.

    Joba does not have options. He has 5 years. He would have to pass through waivers (very doubtful) and give his permission to be assigned to a minor league team.

    Since I’ve posted this 3 times now and people continue to say Joba should be sent to the minors, I’m going to make it more obvious (not yelling at you).

    JOBA CANNOT BE OPTIONED TO THE MINORS

    JOBA CANNOT BE OPTIONED TO THE MINORS

    JOBA CANNOT BE OPTIONED TO THE MINORS

    JOBA CANNOT BE OPTIONED TO THE MINORS

    JOBA CANNOT BE OPTIONED TO THE MINORS

  9. ac1 June 27th, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    Girardi’s comments on Phil are finally starting to sound like someone ready to take him from the rotation if they dont see results.

    Pineda may be a couple weeks away
    Nova looked good last week
    Nuno will hopefully come off the DL soon

    And i personally believe Warren has earned himself a chance to start too.
    They probably wont do that, but he has earned a chance.

  10. Jerkface June 27th, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    JS,

    Joba can refuse assignment but the waivers he would have to pass through are called optional waivers and any time you option a player they pass through them and no team will ever make a claim off them. Or else no team would ever be able to option anyone.

  11. ac1 June 27th, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    Jack, ok then would they release him?

  12. pkyankfan69 June 27th, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    Joba to the Astros for a can of farts.

    Get ‘er done Cash!

  13. comnsnse June 27th, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    From all current reports the Post and the DN stories have merit.

    Arod’s quick flip flop about coming back looks to be a scheme to simply insure he receives the entire 114mm. he is owed.

    Using the injury as the reason, after he begins rehab.

    He would still lose the paychecks for the amount of games in any suspension, and since most of the balance is insured by the team. in a sense is it’s a win win for both parties.

    When all the details are completed it appears that the 189mm. cap for 2014 will allow substantial flexibility!

  14. jacksquat June 27th, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    luis June 27th, 2013 at 1:04 pm
    Mick,

    I don’t think Cashman was honest…And if he was, if I were a player looking for a team, I wouldn’t go to play for the Yankees and risk being thrown under the bus or ridiculed in the media… That’s why I said is very bad for the Yankees going forward… As long as Cashman is the GM, many players will think it twice before signing with the club

    A lot of players and executives would have loved to say or be able to say what Cashman said. Arod is not well liked. This will not affect player acquisition.

  15. Chip June 27th, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    The Yankees are hitting .240 with nine homers and averaging 4.2 runs over the last nine games. They hit .192 with one homer and averaged 2.3 runs over the eight games prior to this stretch.

    Yay, they’ve gone from abysmal to bad.

  16. Steve W. June 27th, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    I’m calling a Hughes perfect game today.

  17. Jerkface June 27th, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    When all the details are completed it appears that the 189mm. cap for 2014 will allow substantial flexibility!

    By the technical reading of the CBA any suspension won’t affect the luxury tax, and if he isn’t suspended and instead retires the luxury tax cap is also not affected.

    The only thing that would help the yankees LT wise is if he ACTUALLY RETIRED thus forfeiting his entire contract.

  18. Niblick June 27th, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    Phil lives to pitch another inning.

  19. Chip June 27th, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    Joba’s not going to the minors nor is he being traded (who would want him?). That does not mean Girardi should use him in close games. He has Claiborne and Kelley to turn to in those situations.

  20. luis June 27th, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    Good first inning by Phil

  21. jacksquat June 27th, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    JF, are you sure, because that’s not exactly what I read?

    Either way, he can’t be optioned without his permission, and the way Joba is I doubt he would accept being sent to the minors. He knows the next step would be to just release him and he would be free.

  22. blake June 27th, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    @mikeaxisa: Eric Jagielo in the GCL lineup today. Hammy injury wasn’t that bad apparentley

  23. Hassey June 27th, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    Hughes is literally pitching for his Yankee life today

  24. blake June 27th, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    @BiIIMurray: If I had to guess where everything went wrong, I’d have to say it was the day I learned “elemenopee” wasn’t one awesome letter.

  25. mick June 27th, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    Look for a big 1st inning.
    Hughes looks focused for some reason.
    No doubt keeping Nova around got his attention.

  26. ac1 June 27th, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    Obviously Cashman is fed up with Alex.
    He would love to answer questions about the team and not the PED’s and Biogenesis.
    Plus that contract Cash didnt want to give Alex is killing the team regarding possible future spending if they want to get under 200M, even down to 189 (175 in case Alex gets the bonuses).

    But still……
    Exercise some restraint when talking about your players, yes even Alex Rodriguez.

  27. Chip June 27th, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    Jerkface June 27th, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    When all the details are completed it appears that the 189mm. cap for 2014 will allow substantial flexibility!

    By the technical reading of the CBA any suspension won’t affect the luxury tax, and if he isn’t suspended and instead retires the luxury tax cap is also not affected.

    The only thing that would help the yankees LT wise is if he ACTUALLY RETIRED thus forfeiting his entire contract.
    —————

    I would just like to say this one time for the record:

    Alex Rodriguez is not retiring. He’s not going to walk away from that money, nor is he going to set himself up for a possible charge of conspiracy to commit insurance fraud on behalf of the Yankees’ financial interests.

  28. jacksquat June 27th, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    I don’t think the Yankees are ready to release Joba unless they are more upset about the “shush” stuff than we know. He was pitching well not long ago.

    He should be moved to less important innings though for now. Claiborne and even Kelley have been better.

  29. ac1 June 27th, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    Ichiro is red hot right now.
    He and Gardner at the top needs to stay for the time being, until Jeter returns at least.

  30. Jerkface June 27th, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    JF, are you sure, because that’s not exactly what I read?

    Yes, I’m very sure. No one ever claims a player off optional waivers, it would hurt too many teams trying to option good minor leaguers.

  31. luis June 27th, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    JS,

    I hope you are right… But ideally, I would like Mr C gone

    Ichiro!!

  32. tomingeorgia June 27th, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    Way to go, Ichiro! Let’s go, boys, and Hughes, be the Good Phil!

  33. mick June 27th, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    I don’t think Cashman was honest…
    =============
    luis

    telling someone to stfu is honest.
    about as honest as one can get.
    arod is the one who has the phony rep not cash.

  34. JobaTipsHisCap June 27th, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    Joba is a joke. I knew it years ago.

  35. mick June 27th, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    this agenda to get rid of cash is also misdirected.
    if anything you should be railing against hal every day.

  36. blake June 27th, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    Tom,

    Smoked some ribs on the egg the other day…..unreal

  37. Shame Spencer June 27th, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    @DanMartin_Post

    Jeter also said arod won’t be a distraction when he gets back to #yanks. Added arod looked like someone who wanted to play, not retire.

    ————–

    Do you guys think someone might yell at Derek…?

  38. Steve W. June 27th, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    Jayson Nix is on pace for about 450 at bats this season. He is one of the worst players in baseball, that says it all about this offense

  39. Shame Spencer June 27th, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    Ughhh

  40. Chip June 27th, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    mick June 27th, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    this agenda to get rid of cash is also misdirected.
    if anything you should be railing against hal every day.
    ——————

    There’s no “agenda” to get rid of Cashman. And if there was, it would be silly not for trying but for the venue. Or do you think Hal goes on Lohud and says “oh my, Chip thinks we should get a new Team President and GM…let me get on that.”

  41. mick June 27th, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    Do you guys think someone might yell at Derek…?
    ==============
    seriously

  42. JobaTipsHisCap June 27th, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    agree, Nix can’t do a thing.

  43. Jerkface June 27th, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    If the player has options and cannot refuse assignment, you can count on being able to option the player (even if they have the 3 years of service for optional waivers).

    Its the 5 years ability to refuse rule that means Joba won’t ever be optioned.

    They could get another year of FA out of Joba if they optioned him now.

  44. jacksquat June 27th, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    Shame Spencer June 27th, 2013 at 1:20 pm
    @DanMartin_Post

    Jeter also said arod won’t be a distraction when he gets back to #yanks. Added arod looked like someone who wanted to play, not retire.

    ————–

    Do you guys think someone might yell at Derek…?

    Pretty sure there is a huge difference between Arod and Derek, contract negotiations aside.

  45. pkyankfan69 June 27th, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    Nix isn’t one of the worst players in baseball, that’s just silly… Nix is a solid UT man and a valuable member of a team when he is used properly. He’s just not an everyday player.

  46. Shame Spencer June 27th, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    blake – I kinda want that baby egg they have…

  47. mick June 27th, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    No agenda here to get rid of Cashman?
    Surely you jest.
    They might be in the minority but its all they ever talk about .

  48. Niblick June 27th, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    Whaddya mean? Nixy is a ballplayer. Joe said it himself.

  49. tomingeorgia June 27th, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    blake,
    I knew you’d love that machine. Wish I could afford one, but I’ve cooked a few times on a friend’s egg. I’ll make do with my old barrel smoker for a while longer, though.

  50. Steve W. June 27th, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    Regarding Joba Chamberlain, these are the facts.

    When a player is out of options, he can still be assigned to the minor leagues, but first he must clear waivers.

  51. fantasygame101 June 27th, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    I think nix does not know the meaning of sacrifice.

  52. Chip June 27th, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    mick June 27th, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    No agenda here to get rid of Cashman?
    Surely you jest.
    They might be in the minority but its all they ever talk about .

    —————————-

    I think it’s probably time for Cashman to go too – I don’t think that qualifies as an agenda. Mostly because none of us have any say in the matter.

    The Yankees trying to make even innocuous things about Alex out to be controversial – that’s an agenda.

  53. luis June 27th, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    Mick,

    I want them both gone (Hal and Cash)… What I meant by not being honest is that I think that comment was premeditated and cleared with Hal beforehand… For what ulterior motive? I have no clue.

  54. blake June 27th, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    Shame Spencer says:
    June 27, 2013 at 1:24 pm
    blake – I kinda want that baby egg they have…

    You need one….. They are awesome

  55. Shame Spencer June 27th, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    It was tongue and cheek. It would be really funny if the Captain was undermining the Yankees efforts to commit insurance fraud.

  56. jacksquat June 27th, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    Jerkface June 27th, 2013 at 1:18 pm
    JF, are you sure, because that’s not exactly what I read?

    Yes, I’m very sure. No one ever claims a player off optional waivers, it would hurt too many teams trying to option good minor leaguers.

    Well most “minor leaguers” still have options, at least the good ones (most of the good ones haven’t been in the minors forever).

    Jerkface June 27th, 2013 at 1:23 pm
    If the player has options and cannot refuse assignment, you can count on being able to option the player (even if they have the 3 years of service for optional waivers).

    Its the 5 years ability to refuse rule that means Joba won’t ever be optioned.

    They could get another year of FA out of Joba if they optioned him now.

    —–

    And that’s why he would refuse assignment.

  57. mick June 27th, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    the fact that hughes can focus today shows what a basket case he really is.
    so predictable and inconsistent at the same time.

  58. Chip June 27th, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    I had the egg – I like the box better – feel like there’s more room and even distribution

  59. blake June 27th, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    tomingeorgia says:
    June 27, 2013 at 1:24 pm
    blake,
    I knew you’d love that machine. Wish I could afford one, but I’ve cooked a few times on a friend’s egg. I’ll make do with my old barrel smoker for a while longer, though.

    They are expensive but I look at it as a lifetime purchase as it should last a long time….

  60. Steve W. June 27th, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    Nix is one of the worst hitters in baseball. Being on pace for 450 at bats is silly and is very explanatory about our offense.

  61. jacksquat June 27th, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    Steve W. June 27th, 2013 at 1:25 pm
    Regarding Joba Chamberlain, these are the facts.

    When a player is out of options, he can still be assigned to the minor leagues, but first he must clear waivers.

    When he has 5 years the team must have permission from the player to be assigned to the minors.

  62. fantasygame101 June 27th, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    another schedule activity for nix tomorrow. Surf the internet and look the word sacrifice. Then go on the field and have 3 rounds of bunting practice.

  63. luis June 27th, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    hip June 27th, 2013 at 1:25 pm
    mick June 27th, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    No agenda here to get rid of Cashman?
    Surely you jest.
    They might be in the minority but its all they ever talk about .

    —————————-

    I think it’s probably time for Cashman to go too – I don’t think that qualifies as an agenda. Mostly because none of us have any say in the matter.

    The Yankees trying to make even innocuous things about Alex out to be controversial – that’s an agenda.

    ===========

    Well said

  64. mick June 27th, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    I think that comment was premeditated and cleared with Hal beforehand…
    ============
    luis

    it was a reaction to what arod blurted or tweeted (same thing)
    what arod said was premeditated

  65. ac1 June 27th, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    Hughes looks completely different today.

  66. blake June 27th, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    I have a great rib rub recipe if anyone wants it

  67. Niblick June 27th, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    Michael Kay can’t even figure out what the count is.

  68. Chip June 27th, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    I said it a couple of days ago – would the Yankees reassign Levine and let Cashman go and hire John Hart to run baseball operations?

    Hart has a spectacular resume when it comes to not only identifying talent, but in putting systems in place to develop players. He did it with the Indians and the Rangers.

    He has been on the sidelines since stepping down as GM of the Rangers because he essentially signed a non-compete clause. They kept paying him as a consultant and he agreed to not work for other teams. That deal expires at the end of the season making him, in my estimation, the number one free agent available.

  69. Jerkface June 27th, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    Regarding Joba Chamberlain, these are the facts.

    When a player is out of options, he can still be assigned to the minor leagues, but first he must clear waivers.

    Joba is not out of options, in fact he has all 3.

  70. ac1 June 27th, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    Maybe this could be like Hughes’s start vs Texas, his first year where he just looked completely dominant. He got hurt there, maybe this time he gets it done.

  71. Shame Spencer June 27th, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    In* not and. F**k.

    blake – It definitely looks cool..

  72. Niblick June 27th, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    ac1 June 27th, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    Hughes looks completely different today.

    Nothing like pitching for your job to wake a guy up.

  73. Hassey June 27th, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    I’d give Phil a standing O right now, but it would look awfully strange at my office. We should trade him between these innngs, when his value is peaking

  74. ron June 27th, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    Arod might very well be pup.
    He had 2 very devastating surgeries,on both hips that are degenerative.
    This was my belief all along.
    Even if he starts playing,i find it very hard to believe that his hips hold up.
    He is simply not going to retire,so either he plays,and keeps hitting the dl,or better yet for the team,he gets put on the pup list,and the Yankees collect most of the 86 million owed from 2014-2017,and the Yankees also don’t have to pay him the hr bonuses.

  75. mick June 27th, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    hughes has his thinking cap on today
    for so many reason he HAS to be good…from here on out.
    sure , the yankee FO are dummies…they know who their players are.
    head cases must be dealt with…what they do with joba is another story.
    keep nova around a little longer…

  76. luis June 27th, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    Chip,

    Good post

  77. ac1 June 27th, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    Alex will not retire.
    It isnt even about the money.
    He cares too much about what people think to go out like this.

  78. Shame Spencer June 27th, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    blake June 27th, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    I have a great rib rub recipe if anyone wants it

    ————

    Hit me with it.

  79. comnsnse June 27th, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    “optional” waivers don’t solve the problem

    Joba has to go somewhere else if the Yankees decide he has had it here.

    Imo I would not give away an arm like his, although his head is another story!

    Only trade him if you get something comparable, like maybe a Garrett Jones from the Pirates who also is not exactly tearing it up either.

    Joba has a better repertoire than Hughes. Should have kept him as a starter.

  80. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 27th, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    My appointment is late so I have an eye on the game.

    Just saw the Pineda stuff and all I’ll say is that the trade is looking better all the time!

    :D

    Go Team Perspicacity!!!

  81. tomingeorgia June 27th, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    blake,
    Yeah, a Big Green Egg is a lifetime investment. I just don’t have enough years left to amortise it! And the old one works fine, too.

  82. Niblick June 27th, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    Wellsie!

  83. jacksquat June 27th, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    I doubt either the Yankees or Arod are completely innocent in all this.

    Is it confirmed true that now all of a sudden Arod says he is not ready to play?

  84. ac1 June 27th, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    Wells as a pinch hitter > Wells starting

  85. mick June 27th, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    mr kay knows who adam duritz is dating
    “very cool”

  86. pkyankfan69 June 27th, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    Steve W. June 27th, 2013 at 1:27 pm
    Nix is one of the worst hitters in baseball. Being on pace for 450 at bats is silly and is very explanatory about our offense.
    ————————–
    Big difference saying Nix is one of the worst players in baseball and saying Nix is one of the worst hitters in baseball.

    Of course Nix is a lousy hitter but he’s not dreadful offensively for a UT man. He’s a solid player as he can back up 3B, SS, 2B, and corner OF but he’s not an everyday player. He is what he is, hardly one of the worst players in baseball though.

  87. Jerkface June 27th, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    Nix is a good guy to have 150-200 PA mostly against lefties or at the end of blowouts.

  88. Hassey June 27th, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    Yeesh – All the Cowboys need to win this game is a field goal

  89. blake June 27th, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    Shame:

    Rub is:

    1 cup dark brown sugar
    1/2 cup paprika
    2.5 TBS course black pepper
    1.5 tsp chili powder
    1.5 TBS garlic powder
    1.4 TBS onion powder
    1 tsp cayenne
    2 TBS kosher salt

    Mix all up well….might have to blend the brown sugar to get it smooth. Rub on both sides well

  90. Steve W. June 27th, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    Jerkface June 27th, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    Joba is not out of options, in fact he has all 3.

    __

    I am aware, he has never been optioned to the minors.

  91. Shame Spencer June 27th, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    jacksquat June 27th, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    I doubt either the Yankees or Arod are completely innocent in all this.

    Is it confirmed true that now all of a sudden Arod says he is not ready to play?

    ———————

    Agreed with your first point. But no, there are no substantiated reports.

  92. RSM June 27th, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    “Why would this be written if not true?”
    ________________________________________________________________________

    I usually try to avoid being confrontational, but that has to be the most ignorant quote I’ve seen in a long time.
    What do you think news stories are absolute messages from God?
    So everything you read in a newspaper or see on the news is true at face value??

    Let me clarify things for you. Newspaper stories are written by people. These people are human and fallible, and like all people, they have biases and agendas. Additionally, they work for a company that is in the business of making money. Sensationalizing stories sells papers and makes money.

  93. mick June 27th, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    dedicated to The Trade:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gP4apO4dbhw?

  94. ac1 June 27th, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    Unless the Yankees intend to trade for a first baseman, I think they should consider that new guy they have in the minors from the indy league, who hit well in minors, retired, went to indy, tore it up and now he tearing up our minors.

  95. Jerkface June 27th, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    I am aware, he has never been optioned to the minors.

    Then your joba fact was not very factual?

  96. jacksquat June 27th, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    Arod seems to me like a guy who would want to play. But I could be wrong, and people change.

  97. ac1 June 27th, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    HA, someone really asked why something untrue would be written?
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

  98. Steve W. June 27th, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    Nix can play a lot of positions. Can he play them well or effectively? No.

  99. jacksquat June 27th, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    ac1 June 27th, 2013 at 1:37 pm
    Unless the Yankees intend to trade for a first baseman, I think they should consider that new guy they have in the minors from the indy league, who hit well in minors, retired, went to indy, tore it up and now he tearing up our minors.

    He’s lefthanded though…

  100. mick June 27th, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    How has Nix become an issue?

  101. Shame Spencer June 27th, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    What 1Bs are out there..?

  102. Chip June 27th, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    ac1 June 27th, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    Unless the Yankees intend to trade for a first baseman, I think they should consider that new guy they have in the minors from the indy league, who hit well in minors, retired, went to indy, tore it up and now he tearing up our minors.
    ————————————-

    Take it easy. Until this year he’s never played above A ball and you want to jump him to the majors because of a solid 30 games in AA and Indy ball?

    Let’s not get ahead of ourselves.

  103. Steve W. June 27th, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    My fact was regarding the Joba Chamberlain question, in response to the fellow’s question about waivers and refusal of assignment.

  104. mick June 27th, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    a tough AB for Phil
    lets see how he handles it..

  105. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 27th, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    And yeah, I’m positive Cashman had to check it out with Hal before he made his comments.

    :roll:

    “Hey Hal, is it okay if I say f***?”

    (Hal pauses) “Oh go ahead, use it!”

    Cashman is the one aware of the day-to -day activities with the Yanks and what’s going on behind the scenes. That’s what he’s paid for. Actually I prefer the Mike Vaccaro version better. And since Vaccaro has been around these parts for a long time covering the Yankees I’d say he probably knows the real Cashman better than any of us do.

    Cashman’s tirade a response to entire A-Rod melodrama surrounding Yankees

    And there is this: Cashman clearly — clearly — wasn’t responding this way simply to one 20-word Tweet, but to the accumulated drama built up across nine-plus seasons of The A-Rod Experience. All of it: the moodiness, the sullenness, the steroid issues, the ill-timed slumps, the treating of the lower grandstand like a singles bar, the potential suspension presently looming over his head, and every fine-print item in between.

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

    Okay, GO YANKS!!!

    Later.

  106. Shame Spencer June 27th, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    blake – Thanks!!! Sounds good, that’s for sure.

  107. mick June 27th, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    battle phil battle..

  108. Chip June 27th, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    Shame Spencer June 27th, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    What 1Bs are out there..?
    ——————

    For the right price I’m sure:

    Morneau
    Garrett Jones
    Adam Dunn
    Kendrys Morales
    and, if they would agree to a trade: Paul Konerko & Todd Helton could all be had.

  109. ac1 June 27th, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    Take it easy. Until this year he’s never played above A ball and you want to jump him to the majors because of a solid 30 games in AA and Indy ball?

    Let’s not get ahead of ourselves.
    ___

    I say at this point, if someone is hot in the minors bring them up.
    How much worse could it possibly be?
    The ONLY exception is JR Murphy because i see him as a possible future catcher here (if sanchez gets traded at some point), so i want him to move through the system at a good pace.

  110. Steve W. June 27th, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    “When a player is out of options, he can still be assigned to the minor leagues, but first he must clear waivers.”

    I didn’t state or imply that Joba was out of options.

    Thus, fact.

  111. ac1 June 27th, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    Morneau
    Garrett Jones
    Adam Dunn
    Kendrys Morales
    and, if they would agree to a trade: Paul Konerko & Todd Helton could all be had.

    ___

    Michael Young can play 1B, is a righty and the phillies are going to end up in sell mode.

  112. mick June 27th, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    wanna bet profar gets on?

  113. Chip June 27th, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    Whether Joba has options or not is immaterial. As a 5 year veteran Joba can refuse assignment to the minors and become a free agent – which is what he would do given that he’s a free agent at the end of the year anyway and knows he’s not coming back to the Yankees.

  114. astrocityfan June 27th, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    blake,
    What is this egg you speak of? i havent heard of such a thing. Thats carolina slang for i dont know what the heck that is :)

  115. blake June 27th, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    Shame Spencer says:
    June 27, 2013 at 1:40 pm
    blake – Thanks!!! Sounds good, that’s for sure.

    It is….. You won’t even need sauce….. Tip: coat the ribs in either mustard or vegetable oil first and the rub will stick better

  116. Chip June 27th, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    ac1 June 27th, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    Take it easy. Until this year he’s never played above A ball and you want to jump him to the majors because of a solid 30 games in AA and Indy ball?

    Let’s not get ahead of ourselves.
    ___

    I say at this point, if someone is hot in the minors bring them up.
    How much worse could it possibly be?
    —————–

    I’m sure the list of famous disasters that started with the phrase “how much worse could it be” is pretty long.

  117. ac1 June 27th, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    this is the phil we all recognize.
    2 strikes and then 7 more pitches only to walk the guy.

  118. Steve W. June 27th, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    Jerkface

    Then your joba fact was not very factual?

    ____

    A fact cannot be very factual. It is either factual or it is not factual.

  119. Niblick June 27th, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    Brain dead base running helps Yanks.

  120. blake June 27th, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    astrocityfan says:
    June 27, 2013 at 1:43 pm
    blake,
    What is this egg you speak of? i havent heard of such a thing. Thats carolina slang for i dont know what the heck that is

    Big green egg ceramic cooker/smoker/grill.

  121. ac1 June 27th, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    I’m sure the list of famous disasters that started with the phrase “how much worse could it be” is pretty long.
    ___

    I dont see a situation where trying someone hot in AAA turns into a disaster, but yes i agree it wouldnt be a first.

  122. mick June 27th, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    phil lost that battle with profar

  123. Steve W. June 27th, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    a statement cannot be…

  124. Bo knows June 27th, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    So someone explain to me – where was the CB six pitches ago. FB, Slider and repeat again and again. It’s beyond brain cramps.

  125. Shame Spencer June 27th, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    blake – Thanks for the tip!

  126. mick June 27th, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    if phil implodes today he is done…

  127. Hassey June 27th, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    we now return you to our regularly scheduled programming

  128. Nick in SF June 27th, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    facts are simple and facts are straight
    facts are lazy and facts are late
    facts all come with points of view
    facts don’t do what I want them to

    – Talking Heads

  129. Steve W. June 27th, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    Hughes helped out thus far by bad baserunning. He stinks. After this year, we’ll finally be rid of all of Generation Trey.

  130. ac1 June 27th, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    Another guy 1-2, another hit.

  131. mick June 27th, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    when can we get rid of Generation Kay?

  132. jacksquat June 27th, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    If he were righthanded I might give Clark an “early” shot, but to just replace Overbay, not so fast. He’s had 25 PA in AA.

    However Tyler Austin has played a little 1B and is righthanded…

  133. Shame Spencer June 27th, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    ac1 June 27th, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    Morneau
    Garrett Jones
    Adam Dunn
    Kendrys Morales
    and, if they would agree to a trade: Paul Konerko & Todd Helton could all be had.

    ___

    Michael Young can play 1B, is a righty and the phillies are going to end up in sell mode.

    —————

    I dunno how to feel about any of these options… I wish we’d add a 3B instead.

  134. mick June 27th, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    hughes cannot get a tough hitter out in a big spot

  135. Jerkface June 27th, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    My response to you is that you prefaced your FACT with “Regarding Joba Chamberlain,”.

    Regarding Joba Chamberlain, these are the facts: When a player is out of options <— you are implying a fact about Joba is that he is out of options. Your statement as a point of MLB rule is correct, but not regarding Joba. He has options, so the rule does not apply to him. True fact!

  136. RSM June 27th, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    “Michael Young can play 1B, is a righty and the phillies are going to end up in sell mode.”

    This makes a great deal of sense.
    Righty with some power, can play 1st and 3rd, and the Phillies are likely going into sell mode.

  137. Chip June 27th, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    ac1 June 27th, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    I’m sure the list of famous disasters that started with the phrase “how much worse could it be” is pretty long.
    ___

    I dont see a situation where trying someone hot in AAA turns into a disaster, but yes i agree it wouldnt be a first.
    —————

    He’s not in AAA – he’s in AA.

  138. Nick in SF June 27th, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    I was surprised about that story they told about Derek Holland being ejected from the Counting Crows concert earlier in the week.

    The Counting Crows are still performing????

    Adam Durtitz is a huge Cal fan and his Sideshow Bob hairdo is often sighted on the sideline at Cal home games.

  139. ac1 June 27th, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    AA whatever

  140. GoldGlove9486 June 27th, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    Man, I thought we would get some runs with the heard of the order up in the third.

  141. fantasygame101 June 27th, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    Gonzales is hitting like he is the second coming of mantle. Work a walk.

  142. luis June 27th, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    Yup,

    And he is middle 30′s so he will fit right in on the team

  143. Chip June 27th, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    ac1 June 27th, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    AA whatever
    ——————-

    That’s a big leap – to go from Indy ball to a week at AA to the majors?

    Just ride it out until Mustelier is healthy – he’ll be promoted at that point and we’ll see what he can do.

  144. tomingeorgia June 27th, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    blake,
    Here’s mine:
    1/4 cup kosher salt
    1/3 cup dark brown sugar
    1/3 cup paprika
    3 TBSP coarse black pepper
    1 1/2 TBSP garlic powder
    1 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
    1 tsp celery seed
    2 TBSP onion flakes
    1 TBSP cumin

    I throw the whole works in a blender and make it into almost a powder. Lasts for months in a tight capped jar.

    I’ll try yours.

  145. blake June 27th, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    GoldGlove9486 says:
    June 27, 2013 at 1:56 pm
    Man, I thought we would get some runs with the heard of the order up in the third.

    Really?

  146. bruceb June 27th, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    Right now, with this current Yankee offense, I’d be checking on the availability of Blind Pew if I were GM.

    It was Grimm last night. Now we can’t beat frickin Holland.

  147. fantasygame101 June 27th, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    alberto why swing at the 1st pitch? who gave you the hit sign on the 1st pitch? We may need a baseball IQ test after this game.

  148. ac1 June 27th, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    Just ride it out until Mustelier is healthy – he’ll be promoted at that point and we’ll see what he can do.
    ___

    he has been out twice this year and there is no word when he will be back.
    we are waiting out like 10 players.
    Nunez is in rehab games so he will be the first one back.
    How long are we going to ‘wait it all out’?

  149. Steve W. June 27th, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    I didn’t imply that Joba was out of options. You can claim I was if it makes you feel better.

  150. blake June 27th, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    Tom,

    Similar…. I’ll try yours too…. Sounds good…. A little less sweet probably

  151. jacksquat June 27th, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    Why is he throwing that pitch 0-2?

  152. Nick in SF June 27th, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    0-2 count. :mad:

  153. luis June 27th, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    Blake and Tom,

    And that ointment is good for?

  154. UpState June 27th, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    pkyankfan69 June 27th, 2013 at 1:33 pm
    Steve W. June 27th, 2013 at 1:27 pm
    Nix is one of the worst hitters in baseball. Being on pace for 450 at bats is silly and is very explanatory about our offense.
    ————————–
    Big difference saying Nix is one of the worst players in baseball and saying Nix is one of the worst hitters in baseball.

    Of course Nix is a lousy hitter but he’s not dreadful offensively for a UT man. He’s a solid player as he can back up 3B, SS, 2B, and corner OF but he’s not an everyday player. He is what he is, hardly one of the worst players in baseball though.

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

    With all the other ‘big shots’ we have….some are ‘hating’ on NIX ?
    As stated above – he’s a VG utility guy that’s been pushed into a full-time starting position (wherever they put him)….he seems to always try his hardest (unlike our ‘occasional sleepwalking’ second baseman)
    What’ pray tell’ are the other options ???

    Good post, pkyankfan69

  155. Shame Spencer June 27th, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    Phil gets so gun shy in 0-2 counts..

  156. jacksquat June 27th, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    Even Flaherty is suggesting Hughes throw a two seamer.

  157. luis June 27th, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    time to get the BP up

  158. Nick in SF June 27th, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    Please don’t implode, Phil Hughes.

  159. blake June 27th, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    “And that ointment is good for?”

    Throw it on some meat and it’ll lift your spirits after watching a Yankee game

  160. bruceb June 27th, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    At this stage, prayer may be our only hope.

  161. luis June 27th, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    Will do Blake ;) Thanks

  162. ron June 27th, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    I didn’t mean literally when I wrote,”why would people write it if it isn’t true”.
    But what I did mean is,when the dn,sn,bill madden writes it,and I can’t find it to be wrong, by many searches,or right for that matter,i believe that it is possible,so I will continue to believe it without spreading it as fact.

  163. UpState June 27th, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    (from old post of last nite)

    Random Infielders: (age.name.2013.2012)

    38yo – McDonald…..0-1-.053………6-22-.249
    30yo – Nix……………2-20-.249……..4-48-.243
    30yo – Gonzalez…. 1-2-.250……….0-4-.241
    29yo – Lillibridge…. 0-2-.042……….3-10-.195
    28yo – Stewart……. zero…………….5-17-.201
    27yo – Brignac……. 1-6-.185……….0-1-.095
    ————————————————————————-
    Just a reality check on Jayson Nix compared to a small sample of players that have been mentioned to replace him.
    If we want to upgrade – we’ll need other available names……till then, Nix is not that bad !

  164. Steve W. June 27th, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    Phil got out of it. I thought the game was gonna be blown open.

  165. Niblick June 27th, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    Job saving inning.

  166. luis June 27th, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    Nice bounce back… One hit batter, then a 3-0 count with two on and no outs… We should score a bunch now… BRB

  167. fantasygame101 June 27th, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    thank god.

  168. Steve W. June 27th, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Why is Brett Gardner getting a rest today? He’s one of our best hitters. Of course, against a lefty.

    Imagine if Cal Ripken played for Joe Girardi. He’d never have played in 162 games a season.

  169. tomingeorgia June 27th, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    luis June 27th, 2013 at 2:02 pm
    Blake and Tom,

    And that ointment is good for?

    luis,
    For whatever ails you. Glad to see you, my friend.

  170. ac1 June 27th, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    Gardner is sick.
    Thats why he is sitting.

  171. ac1 June 27th, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    i know cano is often getting pitched around, but he HAS to make more of the chances he IS getting.

  172. Hassey June 27th, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    Cano’s ABs are now all hope and zero expectation

  173. Nick in SF June 27th, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    There we go, and now we can exhale.

    luis, not to belabor the point during the game, but I disagree with this concept that potential free agents will now be reluctant to sign with the Yankees because of Cashman’s outburst about Arod. I don’t see it as a factor in any way.

    On another subject, I haven’t gone back to check the lineups for each game starting with the Saturday game before Mothers Day and then for the next month to count catcher starts. Where is our intern??? But I think Stewie must have had the greater number of starts, even with his little groin break. So I owe you some chocolate.

  174. Yankee Trader June 27th, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    Wells is so lost at the plate and has the look of a defeated man

  175. ac1 June 27th, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    leadoff man on
    K
    K
    K

    Or at least 2 ks and a 3rd out

    Seems to happen multiple times each game.

  176. comnsnse June 27th, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    Chip, where do you get this stuff,i.e. “reassign Levine so Cashman could hire John Hart”? You actually believe that a GM calls the upper echelon execs shots?

    Levine and Lon Trost are the businessmen assigned to oversee the Steinbrenner/YES empire. Levine was instrumental in building the new stadium and has excellent contacts.

    They are businessmen and at the end of the day are interested only in the money end of things, which in a 3-5 billion dollar empire doesn’t allow time for doing Cashman’s job.

    Cashman despite your paean to what you perceive has been a successful tenure can and should be replaced as most of the posts on this blog and others seem to feel. The organization with the Hank exception has allowed Cashman to run the baseball operation.

    Ask yourself this question only, were George here would Cashman still be around, after 8 yrs. and one paid for WS win?

  177. fantasygame101 June 27th, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    you better start hitting again almonte or else you will be comfortable in the bench again. You better not give girardi a reason to sit you bec. he will do it in a heartbeat, ask adams.

  178. Shame Spencer June 27th, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    Sads.

  179. jacksquat June 27th, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    sigh

  180. Yankee Trader June 27th, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    Grooved one for Profar

  181. fantasygame101 June 27th, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    hughes special.

  182. GoldGlove9486 June 27th, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    There’s the ballgame! Thanks for coming out.

  183. Nick in SF June 27th, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    NOCHPT

  184. Ys Guy June 27th, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    scouting report on hughes: good fb, so so curve, likes to throw the t-ball pitch in critical situations.

  185. ac1 June 27th, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    so walked the #8 hitter and he scored, then gave up a homer to that same #8 hitter.
    I know it is only 2-0 but this has not looked like someone saving his job.
    A good play by Ichiro and a bad baserunning error by Texas saved this from being much worse.

  186. fantasygame101 June 27th, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    hughes needs to be a pitcher not a thrower. Needs someone to teach him become one and I think SF has the pitching coach to do it.

  187. Steve W. June 27th, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    Thanks for letting me know that Gardner is sick.

    How did Cal Ripken play in 10 million consecutive games? Did he never get sick?

  188. ac1 June 27th, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    How did Cal Ripken play in 10 million consecutive games? Did he never get sick?
    ___

    Times have changed.
    No team plays a player everyday, and they sit guys for the smallest thing to be cautious.

  189. Ys Guy June 27th, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    not sitting down hurt ripken the last 10 years of his career.

  190. Captain Clutch June 27th, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    The only reason that Hughes is still in the rotation is because he was a #1 draft pick. The Yanks know that he doesn’t have the stuff to consistently get major leaguers out. It’s annoying that they are allowing him to lose game after game for them because they refuse to try someone better.

  191. Warning Track Power June 27th, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    I’m “watching” the game via MLB Gameday. Is it just me or
    has Hughes been getting squeezed by the HP Umpire today?

  192. Ys Guy June 27th, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    granderson wore down badly last year from playing every inning of every game for a very long time b/c of gardner’s injury. joe trying to avoid the same thing with gardner.

  193. fantasygame101 June 27th, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    overbay put the ball on play, ok bec. you should not be playing against a lefty anyway.

  194. AndyFTM June 27th, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    “Times have changed.
    No team plays a player everyday, and they sit guys for the smallest thing to be cautious.”

    Well if the fat **** Prince Fielder can manage about 2 and half seasons of playing everyday Im sure anyone can.

  195. ac1 June 27th, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    yankees ‘kicking around’ on Carlos Ruiz?
    Can we work out some huge thing with philly where we take lee, ruiz AND young as a salary dump?
    One can dream.

  196. Shame Spencer June 27th, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    @RiverAveBlues

    Salisury: Yankees have “kicked around” the idea of pursuing Carlos Ruiz http://rab.me/15JRgh3

  197. fantasygame101 June 27th, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    Gonzalez out. at least you saw 5 pitches, improvement to the 1 pitch at bat.

  198. pat June 27th, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    ESPNNYYankees
    Today’s YS giveaway: A packet of “anti-aging” creme. ………

    write your own joke.

  199. ac1 June 27th, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    I’m “watching” the game via MLB Gameday. Is it just me or
    has Hughes been getting squeezed by the HP Umpire today?
    ___

    Gameday isnt accurate.
    I watch that and the game sometimes and think the same thing you are.
    But when i see it on tv, it really isnt close.

  200. astrocityfan June 27th, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    pat i think that was the joke and the team is the punchline

  201. fantasygame101 June 27th, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    ruiz, was he not suspended bec. of ped? if yes then why not add another one.

  202. Warning Track Power June 27th, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    AC1
    Thanks for the follow up. I noticed earlier in the game Gameday showed pitches
    that were clearly strikes, but called balls.

    Anyway, I saw the HR pitch Hughes threw & it was awful. A change-up in the middle of the plate.
    WHY????

  203. jacksquat June 27th, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    pat June 27th, 2013 at 2:34 pm
    ESPNNYYankees
    Today’s YS giveaway: A packet of “anti-aging” creme. ………

    write your own joke.

    Half our team should be bathing in that stuff.

  204. Hassey June 27th, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    I’m sorry guys, I’m not trying to be negative, but this current roster is so bad offensively that it’s hard to believe. We all same that same thing in one way or another, but the act of typing it here somehow makes it all feel better

  205. jacksquat June 27th, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    This is possibly the worst lineup of the year. And that’s saying something.

  206. Captain Clutch June 27th, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    Cashman should worry about trading for guys that are signed for next year also. They are cooked for this year so it doesn’t make any sense to trade real prospects for players that are gone after this year. It should be about building something for the future. If the Phillies trade anyone they are going to get good prospects back not crappy ones.

  207. bruceb June 27th, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    The only thing I can’t believe is how this team is still seven games over .500. I watch a lot of baseball and I would say the only lineups worse than ours are the Astros, White Sox, Mariners and Marlins.

  208. fantasygame101 June 27th, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    hughes relaxes and pitch well, probably thinking this game is loss anyway so no pressure. Or the rangers wants to leave quickly thinking with 2 runs, the game is already won.

  209. Warning Track Power June 27th, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    jacksquat June 27th, 2013 at 2:39 pm
    This is possibly the worst lineup of the year. And that’s saying something.
    ——————————————————————————————————
    How to solve the problem vs. a LH starter

    1)Trade for a RH 1st baseman
    2)Get ARod back to play 3B
    3)Get Nunez back at SS
    4)Get Jeter back to also play SS and DH
    5)Have Granderson on the bench, ready to play
    6)Get Cervelli back and insert into the line-up

  210. Captain Clutch June 27th, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    Romine is as over matched as I have ever seen someone in the majors

  211. fantasygame101 June 27th, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    at least romine has a hit.

  212. Captain Clutch June 27th, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    Well that inning was really competitive…..

  213. Warning Track Power June 27th, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    Captain Clutch June 27th, 2013 at 2:43 pm
    Romine is as over matched as I have ever seen someone in the majors
    ——————————————————————————————————-
    A very close 2nd is David Adams

  214. fantasygame101 June 27th, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    61 pitches thru 6 for Holland. The Yankees are in a hurry too.

  215. sunny615 June 27th, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    holy garbage offense.

  216. NYY fan in NH June 27th, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    this offense is as bad as the current NE Patriots receiving core

  217. jacksquat June 27th, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    Ruiz? Really?

    He currently has a .608 OPS, after a PED suspension, Stewart is .646.

  218. Shame Spencer June 27th, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    Gotta love those blink or you’ll miss them innings..

  219. fantasygame101 June 27th, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    this offense is so bad that it is becoming more offensive each day.

  220. Nick in SF June 27th, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    Is it just me or are our batters going down kind of quietly? :oops:

  221. Steve W. June 27th, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    Cashman always looking in the trash heap.

  222. fantasygame101 June 27th, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    nick…

    I am sure they are shouting in frustration after each out but they are professional so they will not show it on camera.

  223. GoldGlove9486 June 27th, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    Well, at least John and Suzyn are excited…..quick game, will get to Baltimore early.

  224. UnKnown June 27th, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    so let me guess this game is on Hughes too

  225. Patrick June 27th, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    It feels like the Yankees are kind of sleep walking through this game. Gardner is out because he drank too much last night, maybe the whole team went drinking with him?

  226. pat June 27th, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    Phillies acquire John McDonald for PTBNL

  227. jacksquat June 27th, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    Can’t waste an effective start by Hughes.

  228. Nick in SF June 27th, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    Even the Rangers are going quietly right now.

    The entire game has taken on the feel of a long Ben Francisco at-bat, where time seems to slow down yet nothing happens.

  229. Hassey June 27th, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    61 pitches for Holland thru 6? What world are we living in?

  230. Warning Track Power June 27th, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    Nick in SF June 27th, 2013 at 2:47 pm
    Is it just me or are our batters going down kind of quietly?
    —————————————————————————————–
    Do you watch the games on MLB Gameday or some other option?

  231. Shame Spencer June 27th, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    Patrick June 27th, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    It feels like the Yankees are kind of sleep walking through this game. Gardner is out because he drank too much last night, maybe the whole team went drinking with him?

    ————-

    It’s almost like they don’t realize they can win the series in this one..

  232. Niblick June 27th, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    All in all a decent effort by Hughes. If Andy had pitched this well yesterday, we would have had a win.

  233. Warning Track Power June 27th, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    Game is not over. Yankees have at least 3 innings(max) to get 2 runs and get back into
    this game.

  234. fantasygame101 June 27th, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    if hughes pitches yesterday, the result could have been worse too. If andy pitches today, we could still be tied with no runs.

  235. jacksquat June 27th, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    Hit it out Wells.

  236. Mordot11 June 27th, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    A walk! Feels like a rally :)

  237. Nick in SF June 27th, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    “Do you watch the games on MLB Gameday or some other option?”

    I’m watching it on my TV on the MLB Network, otherwise I’d be using MLB.com.

  238. jacksquat June 27th, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    F!

  239. Captain Clutch June 27th, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    Only Cano..It looks like he is running in quick sand.

  240. NYY fan in NH June 27th, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    Hughes actually pitching a great game and the offense fails him.. same old story with this team. Cashman needs to do something or this team will fade quickly in the division…

  241. tomingeorgia June 27th, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    You can’t teach footspeed, alas.

  242. jacksquat June 27th, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    FF!

  243. Captain Clutch June 27th, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    It’s obvious that Wells can only hit a lefty if they are throwing a fastball right over the plate. Otherwise he is completely fooled by anything off speed.

  244. fantasygame101 June 27th, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    an 11 pitch inning and it includes a walk. very good. Cano was flat footed and was not expecting a ball to get away like they teach them.

  245. Warning Track Power June 27th, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    Nick in SF June 27th, 2013 at 2:57 pm
    “Do you watch the games on MLB Gameday or some other option?”

    I’m watching it on my TV on the MLB Network, otherwise I’d be using MLB.com.
    ———————————————————————————–
    Darn-My local listings said the Yankee game would be on MLB network or the Angels game.
    I took a chance and assumed the Angels game would be on since I am on the
    West Coast.
    :(

  246. sunny615 June 27th, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    jeezus – how pathetic can you get? Guess we’re about to find out.

  247. Hassey June 27th, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    This is a disaster wrapped neatly in a catastophe

  248. Niblick June 27th, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    That’s 0-11 for Almonte. Hello, David Adams.

  249. Captain Clutch June 27th, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    Why is Gonzalez playing 3rd? He is a SS. Weird one from Girardi.

  250. Hassey June 27th, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    E, not A, but E Beltre would be our best player

  251. fantasygame101 June 27th, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    captain.

    bec. nix made an error yesterday so he thinks nix is better at ss whereas nix is really better as a 3b

  252. Dill Pickler June 27th, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    “Meet the Feebles,” the story of the 2013 NY Yankee offense. In theatres soon.

  253. Warning Track Power June 27th, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    Romine is going yard in the bottom of the 8th.

  254. Nick in SF June 27th, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    To lose a strong Phil Hughes start would be worse than a crime; it would be a blunder.

  255. comnsnse June 27th, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    The expression, “you’re never as bad as you look when you’re going bad, etc.

    They had not counted on Wells destroying that myth!

    At the halfway mark Girardi is not just the mgr. of the year in baseball , but should receive the Psychiatrist’s award for maintaining his sanity having to manage the tripe this GM has dumped on him!

  256. Dill Pickler June 27th, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    Meaning he’s going to hit the ball exactly one yard.

  257. fantasygame101 June 27th, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    our call up has so many holes in their swings that the scouts can easily find. there must be a fundamental flaws in the instructions this player are getting.

  258. Niblick June 27th, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    Great game for Phil.

  259. Warning Track Power June 27th, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    Hughes is finishing strong. Maybe he woke up and understood his MLB starting pitching job
    was on the line

  260. Hassey June 27th, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    I don;t even like when we record the thrid out anymore, because it reminds me that the dentist is about to start drilling

  261. sunny615 June 27th, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    72 pitches by Holland. At this rate – he could pitch into the 12th inning. Good job offense. Way to make pitchers work.

  262. tomingeorgia June 27th, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    The Good Phil showed up today. Damned gopher balls.

  263. ac1 June 27th, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    Holland has been horrible in his career against the yankee offense.
    Someone call the Yankees offense….

  264. Hassey June 27th, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    even a ball is a victory

  265. sunny615 June 27th, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    gotta find them first… go look on the DL, the Indians and the Pirates…

  266. ac1 June 27th, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    Romine would be 4th this inning so my guess is he does NOT homer this inning because he won’t bat until the 9th, of course he will probably be PH for.

  267. NYYROC June 27th, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    Huuuuuughes!

  268. Steve W. June 27th, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    David Adams is not a everyday major league baseball player.

  269. Hassey June 27th, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    Holland will be able to start the second game later tonight

  270. Warning Track Power June 27th, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    Adams hitting 179
    That’s not good enough to hang around, but do the Yankees really have
    any other choice? I don’t think so. Not today. Not this week. Not based
    on the injuries to players in the minor leagues that can play 3rd base and bat
    right handed

  271. ac1 June 27th, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    WOW…..
    That ended fast.

  272. Captain Clutch June 27th, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    This is embarrassing….

  273. NYYROC June 27th, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    Steve W. agreed, but you could say that about a lot of players on the NYY now, unfortunately.

  274. sunny615 June 27th, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    10 pitches to get through that inning… good job Yankees. Or is that Thunder? Or better yet I’m thinking the Long Island Ducks…

  275. fantasygame101 June 27th, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    david adams should request to be sent down. He is not the type of hitter long can help.

  276. Niblick June 27th, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    Warm up your video cameras, boys. Excuse time is only minutes away.

  277. Dill Pickler June 27th, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    and Cashman spends his time cussing at his injured players through the press. What a joke this organization has become.

  278. Jerkface June 27th, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    Shame don’t mess with those rubs. Get this asian style marinade from which I learned from this old ass viet chef, leave the ribs in it over night and then cook on the grill.

    1 bottle Soy Sauce (or half bottle soy sauce, half bottle teriyaki)
    2 shots Mirin
    3 green onion stalks
    2 shot glasses sesame seed oil
    Handful of MSG/ajinomoto
    5 shakes ginger
    1 shot sugar
    2 shots crushed pepper
    1 shot red pepper
    2 lemons worth of lemon juice
    1 tablespoon lemongrass
    4 shakes sesame seeds

  279. Warning Track Power June 27th, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    Hey Dill
    Why are you here? To spew negativity?
    Nobody cares
    Take a walk

  280. bruceb June 27th, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    Yanks should refund those who purchased tickets for today. They thought they were attending a baseball “game.” Takes two teams to make a game.

  281. comnsnse June 27th, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    Hassey, and there is nothing enigmatic about it!

    It is virtually impossible to watch Adams, Romine and the veteran hacks on a major league baseball field.

    Let’s call it for what it is, A “Field of Screams”!

  282. Dill Pickler June 27th, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    Hey Warning Track Power

    Why are you here? To be a complete Pollyanna fool? You take a walk, jerk.

    Who died and made you King of the Board?

  283. Warning Track Power June 27th, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    bruceb June 27th, 2013 at 3:17 pm
    Yanks should refund those who purchased tickets for today. They thought they were attending a baseball “game.” Takes two teams to make a game.
    ************************************************************
    You would have a strong argument if this was the Yankees A line-up.
    We all know it’s not.
    So give them a break.
    Minor league players assuming the role on a major league player usually will not work out so well.
    Gonzalez, Adams, Romine, etc……..You can not and should not expect much from them in terms on contributing with the bat on a consistent basis

  284. Jerkface June 27th, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    Oh and a bunch of minced garlic, mix it all up and cook it in a pot then let it cool and then marinade.

  285. Nick in SF June 27th, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    This should reinforce the notion that Brett Gardner is very important to this team and lineup.

  286. Shame Spencer June 27th, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    JF – That sounds delicious.. you guys are all making me hungry today.

  287. Warning Track Power June 27th, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    Dill Pickler June 27th, 2013 at 3:19 pm
    Hey Warning Track Power

    Why are you here? To be a complete Pollyanna fool? You take a walk, jerk.

    Who died and made you King of the Board?
    ***********************************************************************
    Dill-You wrote this organization is a joke.
    If they are a joke in your view, then why are you here? There is nothing for you to
    see since this organization is “such a joke”.
    Talk a walk!

  288. NYY fan in NH June 27th, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    most pathetic game of the year… Great pitching and a 2 hit shutout.. and a series loss.

  289. Niblick June 27th, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    Closer and closer to .500 and the bottom of the division.

  290. fantasygame101 June 27th, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    I hope Ian Stewart is being considered. He has not been good but who knows. Maybe they can get something out of hughes after this start, how about to the giants for brett pill.

  291. Dill Pickler June 27th, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    bruceb June 27th, 2013 at 3:17 pm
    Yanks should refund those who purchased tickets for today. They thought they were attending a baseball “game.” Takes two teams to make a game.
    ************************************************************
    Warning Track Power:
    You would have a strong argument if this was the Yankees A line-up.
    We all know it’s not.
    So give them a break.
    Minor league players assuming the role on a major league player usually will not work out so well.
    Gonzalez, Adams, Romine, etc……..You can not and should not expect much from them in terms on contributing with the bat on a consistent basis

    You would have a strong argument if it weren’t for the fact that this is the team the front office is fielding. They knew ARod wouldn’t be back until mid July, the earliest. They knew Jeter was 39 coming off a major injury. They could have gone out in the offseason and got an actual major league corner outfielder who can hit. They could have got a starting major league catcher. But they didn’t. Again, this is the New York Yankees, with all the money in the world, deciding they wanted to penny-pinch, and this is the result.

  292. Run it Out June 27th, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    This should reinforce the notion that Brett Gardner is very important to this team and lineup.

    _____________

    Yes it does. He is ignition in the offense and a solid defender. Confused why he wasn’t starting with fly ball Hughes going today. I guess he was sicker than they let on.

  293. Nick in SF June 27th, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    “I hope Ian Stewart is being considered.”

    Right now the offense is looking like Payne Stewart.

    (too soon?)

  294. Dill Pickler June 27th, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    Dill-You wrote this organization is a joke.
    If they are a joke in your view, then why are you here? There is nothing for you to
    see since this organization is “such a joke”.
    Talk a walk!
    ————–

    I like jokes, Pollyanna. You don’t like it, you take a walk.

  295. sunny615 June 27th, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    “Negativity” lately has been the Yankees truth. They suck. Kinda hard to deny it. They rank 25th out of 30 in batting average, 22nd in runs, 23rd in OPS, 26th in hits, 29th in doubles, 15th in HR, 23rd in total bases and 22nd in RBI’s.

    When you break it out to JUST the AL

    the Yankees are 13th out 15 in average (only houston and seattle are worse), 12th in runs, 11th in OPS, next to last in hits, dead last in doubles, 11th in homers, 12th in total bases, and 12th in RBI’s.

    This team sucks major bunk.

  296. Warning Track Power June 27th, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    Dill Pickler June 27th, 2013 at 3:24 pm
    bruceb June 27th, 2013 at 3:17 pm
    Yanks should refund those who purchased tickets for today. They thought they were attending a baseball “game.” Takes two teams to make a game.
    ************************************************************
    Warning Track Power:
    You would have a strong argument if this was the Yankees A line-up.
    We all know it’s not.
    So give them a break.
    Minor league players assuming the role on a major league player usually will not work out so well.
    Gonzalez, Adams, Romine, etc……..You can not and should not expect much from them in terms on contributing with the bat on a consistent basis

    You would have a strong argument if it weren’t for the fact that this is the team the front office is fielding. They knew ARod wouldn’t be back until mid July, the earliest. They knew Jeter was 39 coming off a major injury. They could have gone out in the offseason and got an actual major league corner outfielder who can hit. They could have got a starting major league catcher. But they didn’t. Again, this is the New York Yankees, with all the money in the world, deciding they wanted to penny-pinch, and this is the result.
    ——————————————————————————————–
    You are reaching. Get a clue. Know how the game works behind the scenes.
    1-You forgot to add how the team was counting on Jeter being ready for the reg. season back in April. Was it the organization’s fault Jeter was not ready
    2-The ARod absence was solved. The team signed Youk and that did not work out because
    of a back injury. Again, who’s fault is that?
    3-Just because the Yankees wanted to make a trade does not mean a 2nd team was
    willing. Should the team have made a trade just for the sake of it? NO!

    Don’t comeback until you come correct!!

  297. fantasygame101 June 27th, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    can we at least make the rangers change their pitcher.

  298. Warning Track Power June 27th, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    Run it Out June 27th, 2013 at 3:25 pm
    This should reinforce the notion that Brett Gardner is very important to this team and lineup.

    _____________

    Yes it does. He is ignition in the offense and a solid defender. Confused why he wasn’t starting with fly ball Hughes going today. I guess he was sicker than they let on.
    ******************************************************************
    Gardner is sick. Has a head cold. How difficult is that for people to accept.
    If Girardi ran him out there knowing he was sick, then the fans would have asked
    why Gardner was not giving the day off.
    You can’t win with the group here. Unreal!

  299. fantasygame101 June 27th, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    time to show the rangers who is the boss.

  300. Dill Pickler June 27th, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    WTP —

    Yes, who would have ever thought Youkilis might get injured again? I mean, that came right out of the blue! And, who would ever even consider the possibility that a 39-year-old with a major ankle injury might not be ready for the regular season?

    Also, you didn’t address the corner outfield or catcher.

  301. Niblick June 27th, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    WTP: STFU. If you don’t like someone’s posts, simply don’t read them. Nobody died and made you pope of this place.

  302. JobaTipsHisCap June 27th, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    the offense is awesome.

  303. Captain Clutch June 27th, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    The ump can’t wait to go home…

  304. sunny615 June 27th, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    Counting on Youkilis who’s back problems are well documented as a “solved” for Arod’s hip problems is like buying a tired that’s been slashed and punctured a dozen times be “resealed” and claim that problem has been “solved”. I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t drive to the local grocery with that tire much less a marathon of a cross country trip on it.

  305. Nick in SF June 27th, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    Fantastic strike zone there for head cold Gardy. :mad:

  306. Warning Track Power June 27th, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    Niblick June 27th, 2013 at 3:30 pm
    WTP: STFU. If you don’t like someone’s posts, simply don’t read them. Nobody died and made you pope of this place.
    *************************************************************
    But Pickle Gobbler is acting a fool. I can’t stand for that.
    Just another “fan” who thinks they could do better.
    UNREAL

  307. sunny615 June 27th, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    woot – at least we made holland throw more than 90 pitches. whew!

  308. Nick in SF June 27th, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    Now everything is a strike. Like Holland needs help!

  309. Captain Clutch June 27th, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    Great job by the AAA offense today

  310. Warning Track Power June 27th, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    sunny615 June 27th, 2013 at 3:31 pm
    Counting on Youkilis who’s back problems are well documented as a “solved” for Arod’s hip problems is like buying a tired that’s been slashed and punctured a dozen times be “resealed” and claim that problem has been “solved”. I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t drive to the local grocery with that tire much less a marathon of a cross country trip on it.
    ——————————————————————————————————-
    Some of you fail to realize that there were other 3B’s out there who chose to sign
    somewhere else. Leaving the options very limited.
    DUH!

  311. sunny615 June 27th, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    nothing the ump could do – short of making the strike zone the size of a pea – could help this craptastic lineup.

  312. Niblick June 27th, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    Last place, here we come.

  313. fantasygame101 June 27th, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    I think we saw Koufax today.

  314. ron June 27th, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    We have to take a shot at other options for 1b,3b,c,starting with maybe stewart.
    Then make a brosius type of trade ,or two.
    Something that won’t cost any top prospects,but something that keeps things moving.
    Adams can be given a shot,if the offense was not struggling as much,and there should be a basic,offensive bottom line that a player should not dip below.when multiple players are ops’ing under .700,and .600,you just can’t sit still,and hope things turn around.
    Do something,anything.

  315. J. Alfred Prufrock June 27th, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    Jerkface’s sauce FTW

    Nice outing by Hughes

    Offense blows

    Fire Cashman

    :D

  316. Dill Pickler June 27th, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    “But Pickle Gobbler is acting a fool. I can’t stand for that.
    Just another “fan” who thinks they could do better.
    UNREAL”

    What I would like to know is why you are constantly shilling for a front office that has penny-pinched the New York Yankees into the Bad News Bears. What do you get out of it? A free diaper with a Yankee logo?

    Has the f.o. cut ticket prices? Have they cut executive salaries? Have they cut ridiculous concession prices??? Anything, to go along with their decision to slash payroll under $189 m by next year so the Steinbrenner boys can buy that golden shoehorn they’ve always wanted?

  317. sunny615 June 27th, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    well DUH – cause letting both Martin and Swish walk and replacing them with Wells and “Stewie” was a stroke of brilliance …

  318. Run it Out June 27th, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    WTP
    Did you note that I acknowledged he was sick. Get off your throne.

  319. Warning Track Power June 27th, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    Every time someone complains about NYY’s offense, Jon Daniels’ quote rings in my head. “There is no contingency plan for your best players.”

  320. tucker June 27th, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    Pitching.
    Keys.
    Kingdom?

  321. Jerkface June 27th, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    Yankees have been shut out 7 times.

    shut outs by year

    2012 – 6
    2011 – 8
    2010 – 8
    2009 – 5
    2008 – 8
    2007 – 8
    2006 – 4
    2005 – 2

    Going back to 97 they were shut out 9 times.

    They are on pace to basically be shut out twice as often than usual.

  322. Warning Track Power June 27th, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    sunny615 June 27th, 2013 at 3:36 pm
    well DUH – cause letting both Martin and Swish walk and replacing them with Wells and “Stewie” was a stroke of brilliance …
    ————————————————————————————-
    IMO, Martin & Swish were too expensive. Go look up their numbers for this season
    and tell me if they are worth the price tag? I don’t think so.

  323. fantasygame101 June 27th, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    this is all chipper jones fault. we would not be in this predicament if he only agreed to come.

  324. sunny615 June 27th, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    right now they’re about 10 times better than romine, stewie and wells put together so yup… that’s better.

  325. pat June 27th, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    Yankees captain Derek Jeter said A-Rod won’t be a distraction whenever he returns to the Bronx.

    “Why would he be a distraction?” said Jeter, who worked out at George M. Steinbrenner Field with Rodriguez on Thursday morning. “You guys [in the media] may be a distraction to him if you ask him questions, but I’ve never seen how someone can be a distraction to a team, you know what I mean? Because we don’t have to deal with it.

    “As far as [reporters] being a distraction to him, I’m sure he probably gets tired of answering questions. There’s no way he can be a distraction to us.”

    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/articl.....8;c_id=nyy

  326. J. Alfred Prufrock June 27th, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    Dill Pickler,

    lol

  327. Warning Track Power June 27th, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    sunny615 June 27th, 2013 at 3:38 pm
    right now they’re about 10 times better than romine, stewie and wells put together so yup… that’s better.
    ———————————————————————————————-
    i guess if you tell lies enough times, people(or you) will begin to believe them

  328. sunny615 June 27th, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    or if you drink the kool aid…

  329. saucY June 27th, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    Poor Hughes :/

  330. Warning Track Power June 27th, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    Dill Pickler June 27th, 2013 at 3:35 pm
    “But Pickle Gobbler is acting a fool. I can’t stand for that.
    Just another “fan” who thinks they could do better.
    UNREAL”

    What I would like to know is why you are constantly shilling for a front office that has penny-pinched the New York Yankees into the Bad News Bears. What do you get out of it? A free diaper with a Yankee logo?

    Has the f.o. cut ticket prices? Have they cut executive salaries? Have they cut ridiculous concession prices??? Anything, to go along with their decision to slash payroll under $189 m by next year so the Steinbrenner boys can buy that golden shoehorn they’ve always wanted?
    *****************************************************
    Exaggerate much there Pickler???

  331. Dill Pickler June 27th, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    WTP: “IMO, Martin & Swish were too expensive. Go look up their numbers for this season
    and tell me if they are worth the price tag? I don’t think so.”

    There are other options besides resigning Martin and Swisher and DOING NOTHING.

  332. Niblick June 27th, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    WTP: you think you’re the GM, deciding who is worth what money? Give it a rest; it’s not your money. If you can’t acknowledge that the players the Yanks got to replace those they let go are substantially worse, than you should be posting about tiddlywinks, not baseball.

  333. Chip June 27th, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    Well that was quick.

    Now look, I know this start is going to prompt someone to say Hughes is back…blah blah blah.

    Hughes is not a bad pitcher, Hughes is not a good pitcher…Hughes is an inconsistent pitcher which means he will have good games (as he did today) and bad games (as he has had most often recently) the problem is that neither one will be an outlier and neither will be predictable.

  334. fantasygame101 June 27th, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    trade for morse if he is healthy, if not morales and signed ian stewart. this should be the starting point. Then we go to the ss.

  335. Warning Track Power June 27th, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    Chip
    Hughes pitched well enough to win today. Giving up only 2 runs is fine. I’ll take that 100% of
    the time.
    Too bad the roster is made up of a lot of AAA & AAAA players because of injuries.
    Furthermore, the minor league roster has replacements but they are also injured at the moment.
    So you go with who you’ve got and try to get some wins.

  336. Rich in NJ June 27th, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    Good job by Hughes, but trade him as high as possible. They aren’t keeping him anyway.

  337. J. Alfred Prufrock June 27th, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    “Why would he be a distraction?” said Jeter, who worked out at George M. Steinbrenner Field with Rodriguez on Thursday morning. “You guys [in the media] may be a distraction to him if you ask him questions, but I’ve never seen how someone can be a distraction to a team, you know what I mean? Because we don’t have to deal with it.

    “As far as [reporters] being a distraction to him, I’m sure he probably gets tired of answering questions. There’s no way he can be a distraction to us.”
    ///

    Jete to head up new ownership team!

  338. Warning Track Power June 27th, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    Niblick June 27th, 2013 at 3:41 pm
    WTP: you think you’re the GM, deciding who is worth what money? Give it a rest; it’s not your money. If you can’t acknowledge that the players the Yanks got to replace those they let go are substantially worse, than you should be posting about tiddlywinks, not baseball.
    ———————————————————————————————————-
    I am certain that both Martin and Swisher would charging far too much and they
    should not have been re-signed for the 2013 season and beyond.
    If you can’t see that, then you’re not thinking clearly.
    Those 2 players were good or decent, but they wanted tens of millions of dollars to play in 2013.

  339. sunny615 June 27th, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    jason nix… austin romine… david adams… vernon wells… these guys are bench players on the mariners…

  340. Poetkiosk June 27th, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    Warning Track Power June 27th, 2013 at 3:34 pm
    sunny615 June 27th, 2013 at 3:31 pm
    Counting on Youkilis who’s back problems are well documented as a “solved” for Arod’s hip problems is like buying a tired that’s been slashed and punctured a dozen times be “resealed” and claim that problem has been “solved”. I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t drive to the local grocery with that tire much less a marathon of a cross country trip on it.
    ——————————————————————————————————-
    Some of you fail to realize that there were other 3B’s out there who chose to sign
    somewhere else. Leaving the options very limited.
    DUH!

    —————-

    Brian Cashman is that you posting?

  341. Dill Pickler June 27th, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    WTP: “Those 2 players were good or decent, but they wanted tens of millions of dollars to play in 2013.”

    Russell Martin signed a 2-year, $17 million contract with Pittsburgh. I’m no MIT student, but I’m pretty sure that doesn’t come out to “tens of millions of dollars…”

  342. sunny615 June 27th, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    WTP – who cares – this team – as current constructed – sucks major arse. They suck. 2 hits. 92 pitches. not one xtra base hit.

  343. Warning Track Power June 27th, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    Dill Pickler June 27th, 2013 at 3:48 pm
    WTP: “Those 2 players were good or decent, but they wanted tens of millions of dollars to play in 2013.”

    Russell Martin signed a 2-year, $17 million contract with Pittsburgh. I’m no MIT student, but I’m pretty sure that doesn’t come out to “tens of millions of dollars…”
    ———————————————————————–
    You are either not very smart of continue to act a fool.
    Add up the contracts of both players, not just the player who asked for the least amount of $$
    You can’t be that dumb. Then again you just might be.

  344. pat June 27th, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    Mark Feinsand is Warning Track Power?

    FeinsandNYDN 22m
    Every time someone complains about NYY’s offense, Jon Daniels’ quote rings in my head. “There is no contingency plan for your best players.”

    Warning Track Power June 27th, 2013 at 3:36 pm
    Every time someone complains about NYY’s offense, Jon Daniels’ quote rings in my head. “There is no contingency plan for your best players.”

  345. mick June 27th, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    Before the series I said 1 of 3 would be acceptable.
    I stand by it only b/c we are still in the race.
    Still think we need to bring someone up and send Nova down to pitch.
    This 3 man bench bothers me.
    The rest of the crap in here is just sour grapes but by all means vent…

  346. sunny615 June 27th, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    if that were Cashman posting, there would be a lot more expletives in that instead of the inane and childish “DUH”…

  347. tomingeorgia June 27th, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    The Greek chorus from Oedipus Rex.

  348. tbone1570 June 27th, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    Jete to head up new ownership team!
    ———-

    Excellent idea, let’s take up a collection to help buy the team and let Jete run it.

  349. Rich in NJ June 27th, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    pat with the line of the day.

  350. Hassey June 27th, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    National Enquirer reporting that Cash is pregnant with A-Rod’s twins…it’s all a beard

  351. Warning Track Power June 27th, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    sunny615 June 27th, 2013 at 3:48 pm
    WTP – who cares – this team – as current constructed – sucks major arse. They suck. 2 hits. 92 pitches. not one xtra base hit.
    ——————————————————————————————–
    And yet the team is only 4 GB of 1st place right now.
    Yankees are not where they want to be, but what do you expect with all the injures
    this team has suffered to key players.

  352. sunny615 June 27th, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    4 games back and fading quickly.

  353. Dill Pickler June 27th, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    Warning Track Power June 27th, 2013 at 3:49 pm
    Dill Pickler June 27th, 2013 at 3:48 pm
    WTP: “Those 2 players were good or decent, but they wanted tens of millions of dollars to play in 2013.”

    Russell Martin signed a 2-year, $17 million contract with Pittsburgh. I’m no MIT student, but I’m pretty sure that doesn’t come out to “tens of millions of dollars…”
    ———————————————————————–
    You are either not very smart of continue to act a fool.
    Add up the contracts of both players, not just the player who asked for the least amount of $$
    You can’t be that dumb. Then again you just might be.

    Good Lord, I didn’t realize that THAT’S how it works! You don’t choose which players to sign individually, based on whether that INDIVIDUAL player is worth the amount of money it would take to sign them, you put all the players into one big giant pot, and divide by 9 and if the number comes out too high, then you can’t sign any of them!!! Gee, thanks for clearing that up, Warning Track Power!

  354. Warning Track Power June 27th, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    sunny615 June 27th, 2013 at 3:51 pm
    4 games back and fading quickly.
    ———————————————————-
    Look at the bright side: You are 1 visit to Modell’s away from buying that dunce cap
    and applying that to your dome.

  355. sunny615 June 27th, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    5-5 in their last 10 games
    11-13 in the month of June

    not exactly a formula for a winning record…

  356. Niblick June 27th, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    With his grandiose pronouncements about what particular players are worth, WTP must think he owns the team and has to pay the bills. Let your mommy pay your bills.

  357. sunny615 June 27th, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    ooo – witty comebacks from WTP… seems like you’ve run out of arguments. awww go run to mommy and maybe she’ll give you some more.

  358. Hassey June 27th, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    it’s somewhat comforting to remind ourselves that this is not our real team that is losing in such an embarrassing fashion

    What’s not comforting is the realization that time and life goes on, the outside world doesn;t care, and that if guys don;t come back very very soon, this will be nothign more than a lost season not only for the team, but for fans…our only accomplishment this summer will have been to get older

  359. mick June 27th, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    Tell us it’s not true WTP…

  360. sunny615 June 27th, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    Hassey “…our only accomplishment this summer will have been to get older”

    At least they can do that well.

  361. mick June 27th, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    Feinsand is WTP…What’s The Problem?????

  362. Warning Track Power June 27th, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    sunny615 June 27th, 2013 at 3:55 pm
    ooo – witty comebacks from WTP… seems like you’ve run out of arguments. awww go run to mommy and maybe she’ll give you some more.
    ———————————————————————————–
    Aw. You and the juvenile jokes.
    I figured since some of you have all the answers for this team, the roster, the line-up, etc…
    I might as well play.

  363. sunny615 June 27th, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    good job WTP… you’re doing great.

  364. Warning Track Power June 27th, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    sunny615 June 27th, 2013 at 3:55 pm
    ooo – witty comebacks from WTP… seems like you’ve run out of arguments. awww go run to mommy and maybe she’ll give you some more.
    —————————————————————————
    I could have suggested a Mets cap, but I was being nice

  365. sunny615 June 27th, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    mick “Feinsand is WTP…What’s The Problem?????”

    lol

  366. Warning Track Power June 27th, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    sunny615 June 27th, 2013 at 3:58 pm
    good job WTP… you’re doing great.
    ——————————————————————–
    Finally.
    Now can we move on to you rooting against the Yankees,
    while I am some of us here support the team.

    THANKS!

  367. mick June 27th, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    pat????

  368. bruceb June 27th, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    WTP

    Yes…a lot of this is down to injuries. No way can you replace seven regulars.

    Yes, I agree, Swisher and Martin are not having great seasons so maybe we wouldn’t be doing any better with them.

    But no, please don’t tell me a creative GM can’t do better than a lineup containing Nix, Adams, Gonzalez and Romine (not to mention players like Francisco, Brignac and Bosch). If that’s the best you can come up with through trades and the farm then it’s time to find another job.

  369. Niblick June 27th, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    It’s true. In his little fantasy land, WTP thinks he’s Hal, Hank and Felix the Gardener.

  370. Hassey June 27th, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    by the way, if the Yankees still employ any of the guys that were responsible for our 2006-2009 draft, player development, and kid scouting

    they should be fired and quartered in Times Square at high noon tomorrow

  371. mick June 27th, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    WTP-Are you a fraud?

    Answer please.

  372. sunny615 June 27th, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    heh!

  373. mick June 27th, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    Go take your meds WTP…

  374. Warning Track Power June 27th, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    Niblick June 27th, 2013 at 3:59 pm
    It’s true. In his little fantasy land, WTP thinks he’s Hal, Hank and Felix the Gardener.
    —————————————————————————————————————-
    Good one. Keep ‘em coming!
    You’re well on your way to Caroline’s Comedy Club

  375. Hassey June 27th, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    on the bright side, we have 12 hits in the last 24 hours

  376. Patrick June 27th, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    Today was probably the worst performance the Yankees lineup has had all season. Not only did they get just 2 hits, they didn’t make the opposing pitcher work at all. Complete game shutout with only 92 pitches. It’s very very obvious the team really didn’t care about winning today. I can deal with a bad team but lack of effort is tough to swallow

  377. Hassey June 27th, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    no post-game post yet from Chad? I’d imagine he could have at least started it before the game and almost finished it by the fifth…

  378. sunny615 June 27th, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    seems to be their new MO.

  379. Niblick June 27th, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    WTP: be careful, mommy might not let you play with the Internet any more of you don’t play nice.

  380. mick June 27th, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    Nobody cares that WTP is Feinsand?

    WHAT’S THE PROBLEM????

  381. sunny615 June 27th, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    what is there to write? Team stunk. Gave no effort. Lost yet again. No signs of life on offense with no remedies in sight.

  382. Warning Track Power June 27th, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    Niblick June 27th, 2013 at 4:03 pm
    WTP: be careful, mommy might not let you play with the Internet any more of you don’t play nice.
    —————————————————————————
    oh sure. you hit the nail on the head there Niblick.

    direct to the mommy jokes. i didn’t see that coming. MORON

  383. tomingeorgia June 27th, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    WTP,
    After a loss, being here is like being the only human in a forest inhabited by moron tigers. There’s no wit and no bite there, though, only blather.

  384. sunny615 June 27th, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    I believe you mick.

  385. Dill Pickler June 27th, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    Is he Feinsand, or is he plagiarizing Feinsand?

    Which is worse?

  386. mick June 27th, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    WTP has been exposed thanks to Pat….have some cajones and man up instead of ignoring.
    That just shows what a coward you are.

  387. J. Alfred Prufrock June 27th, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    pat June 27th, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    Mark Feinsand is Warning Track Power?

    FeinsandNYDN 22m
    Every time someone complains about NYY’s offense, Jon Daniels’ quote rings in my head. “There is no contingency plan for your best players.”

    Warning Track Power June 27th, 2013 at 3:36 pm
    Every time someone complains about NYY’s offense, Jon Daniels’ quote rings in my head. “There is no contingency plan for your best players.”
    ///

    scary :)

  388. Niblick June 27th, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    tom – thanks for adding to the blather.

  389. mick June 27th, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    Feinsand uh Whats The Problem….do you lie in your “articles” like you lie here?

  390. Warning Track Power June 27th, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    mick June 27th, 2013 at 4:04 pm
    WTP has been exposed thanks to Pat….have some cajones and man up instead of ignoring.
    That just shows what a coward you are.
    ———————————————————————————————-
    I have some advice for you:
    It’s better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than open it and remove all doubt.

  391. sunny615 June 27th, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    it’s one thing to lose. it’s another thing to lose like this where the team feels like their time is better spent elsewhere. 2 singles. None after the 5th. gave the opposing pitcher – who previously was 0-5 with an 8+ era against the Yankees – no problems letting him fly by with 92 pitches and probably could’ve pitched 2 more scoreless innings, off the hook. This team was beat before it even took the field. Girardi’s lineup didn’t help either.

  392. mick June 27th, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    scary
    =====
    no just stupid.

  393. ac1 June 27th, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    Today was probably the worst performance the Yankees lineup has had all season. Not only did they get just 2 hits, they didn’t make the opposing pitcher work at all. Complete game shutout with only 92 pitches. It’s very very obvious the team really didn’t care about winning today. I can deal with a bad team but lack of effort is tough to swallow
    ___

    We are in agreement this time Patrick….

  394. pat June 27th, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    mick June 27th, 2013 at 3:59 pm
    pat????

    Yes

  395. mick June 27th, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    It’s better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than open it and remove all doubt.
    ==============
    go take your meds fraud…

  396. sunny615 June 27th, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    i think you beat him to it WTP

  397. Warning Track Power June 27th, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    sunny615 June 27th, 2013 at 4:07 pm
    it’s one thing to lose. it’s another thing to lose like this where the team feels like their time is better spent elsewhere. 2 singles. None after the 5th. gave the opposing pitcher – who previously was 0-5 with an 8+ era against the Yankees – no problems letting him fly by with 92 pitches and probably could’ve pitched 2 more scoreless innings, off the hook. This team was beat before it even took the field. Girardi’s lineup didn’t help either.
    ————————————————————————————
    Project much??
    Where was your “winning” line-up?

  398. mick June 27th, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    Yes
    ==
    Pat, nice catch on the WTP pickup.

  399. sunny615 June 27th, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    go back to your crib WTP… you’re being stupid again.

  400. G. Love June 27th, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    This thread has become more entertaining than the lousy game today, lol.

    Jean Valjean! Is that you?!!!

  401. Kelvin June 27th, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    You guys should read Mike Ashmore’s twitter. He is talking about Yankees Policy and how A-rod broke it with releasing info on his own.

    “Your announcing information on your own creates embarrassment and additional work for the club, your managers and coaches. Your teammates and our media relations department. Any violation of these policies will subject you to discipline.”

    So yeah, the Yankees clearly take these things seriously. Especially if it’s sent out as a Memo several times, prior to Cashman/A-rod incident.

  402. Rich in NJ June 27th, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    “This thread has become more entertaining than the lousy game today, lol.”

    A game within a game.

  403. ac1 June 27th, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    “Your announcing information on your own creates embarrassment and additional work for the club, your managers and coaches. Your teammates and our media relations department. Any violation of these policies will subject you to discipline
    ___

    Not that i think ARod did something really wrong here, but i think we all thought the same thing when he joined twitter…. “how many tweets before he is in some sort of drama”.

    Answer = 9

  404. Kelvin June 27th, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    It’s inception Rich, lol.

  405. mick June 27th, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    Notice Whats The Problem will not deny he is not Feinsand.

    Fraudsand:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0JvF9vpqx8?

  406. J. Alfred Prufrock June 27th, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    Whether he/she is/isn’t, newsflash: there are organization shills embedded here and throughout the internet, stumping for all kinds of businesses. Some are plants in the media, who knew. :roll:

    Anyone who thinks that’s “impossible” doesn’t understand how big marketers operate.

    “Yoo-hoo! Just dropping in from my little pied-a-terre on the Riviera to say what a great job I think Cash & the Stein boys are doing! Toodles, now!” :)

  407. Against All Odds June 27th, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    This thread has become more entertaining than the lousy game today, lol.

    ——————–

    All joking aside it is. The game was a bore lol.

  408. Dill Pickler June 27th, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    Warning Track Power June 27th, 2013 at 4:08 pm
    sunny615 June 27th, 2013 at 4:07 pm
    it’s one thing to lose. it’s another thing to lose like this where the team feels like their time is better spent elsewhere. 2 singles. None after the 5th. gave the opposing pitcher – who previously was 0-5 with an 8+ era against the Yankees – no problems letting him fly by with 92 pitches and probably could’ve pitched 2 more scoreless innings, off the hook. This team was beat before it even took the field. Girardi’s lineup didn’t help either.
    ————————————————————————————
    Project much??
    Where was your “winning” line-up?

    ————————————————

    Well, we know what yours was. “Exactly what Girardi and the front office decide is always the best, and if you disagree you can TAKE A WALK!”

  409. Steve W. June 27th, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    If Tex had just sat out the entire season, the WBC would have paid his entire salary for this season.

  410. Jerkface June 27th, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    Kelvin,

    A-rod did not release any information that goes against the organization or announces org moves before they happen. So no, not really.

  411. G. Love June 27th, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    INSPECTOR JAVERT

    “I will join these people’s heroes
    I will follow where they go
    I will learn their little Secrets,
    I will know the things they know.”

  412. ac1 June 27th, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    I think Tex and some of the Brass were the only ones that denied how the season would go for Tex. Everyone here and every yankee fan i talked to knew tex would end up having surgery. This would be a good time for him to spend the year learning how to hit righty FULL TIME. Better avg, hits the other way, still hits homers.

  413. pkyankfan69 June 27th, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    I’m at least glad I started Holland in fantasy baseball today.

    In the past I wouldn’t dare start anyone but the truly elite starters when they were facing the Yankees.

    Now, sadly the Yanks are a prime team to stream starters against.

  414. Rich in NJ June 27th, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    tomingeorgia June 27th, 2013 at 4:04 pm
    WTP,
    After a loss, being here is like being the only human in a forest inhabited by moron tigers. There’s no wit and no bite there, though, only blather.
    _

    tom

    Do you really deny that they have blown their once overwhelming resource advantage with a series of short-sighted moves and an inability to develop from within?

  415. ac1 June 27th, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    I think Cashman’s overreaction to Alex was more frustration over the Biogenesis crap.

  416. tbone1570 June 27th, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    Steve W. June 27th, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    If Tex had just sat out the entire season, the WBC would have paid his entire salary for this season.

    —————————————-

    Yeah, so?

  417. Warning Track Power June 27th, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    Rich in NJ June 27th, 2013 at 4:19 pm
    tomingeorgia June 27th, 2013 at 4:04 pm
    WTP,
    After a loss, being here is like being the only human in a forest inhabited by moron tigers. There’s no wit and no bite there, though, only blather.
    _

    tom

    Do you really deny that they have blown their once overwhelming resource advantage with a series of short-sighted moves and an inability to develop from within?
    ———————————————————————————————————-
    I have my popcorn ready. GO!!

  418. ac1 June 27th, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    Now, sadly the Yanks are a prime team to stream starters against.
    __

    Yanks actually seem to hit well against the elite but its the crap pitchers than make them look like fools in 2013.

  419. J. Alfred Prufrock June 27th, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    If so, I do think that is hilarious, though.

    Nice sleuthing, there, pat.

    LMAO

  420. Warning Track Power June 27th, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    ac1 June 27th, 2013 at 4:19 pm
    I think Cashman’s overreaction to Alex was more frustration over the Biogenesis crap.
    ———————————————————————————
    Cash lost his cool for a few moments. I could care less if those 2 get along or not.
    All that matters is winning on the field and winning another WS.
    Management and players, coaches and players do not have to be BFF’s in order to succeed.

  421. Kelvin June 27th, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    Jerkface, I really did see A-rods tweet as excitement and joy on his behalf. He said he was clear for baseball activities, but the Yankees said he wasn’t. Don’t know who is right or wrong here, but policy is policy. Apparently anyone on Disabled list/not on 40 man roster cannot release any info of that nature, or things remotely connected to their rehab as per MLB/Yankees they say. I don’t got the rule book myself lol but that’s just what I’m reading.

    Today is another crazy story saying he wants to retire before he gets suspended so he can collect his $114M. Crazy, with today’s media I just really don’t know who to believe.

  422. Kelvin June 27th, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    I agree with Warning Track Power, hopefully we just win! Trade for Konerko or something. Get Grandy back and start hitting.

  423. J. Alfred Prufrock June 27th, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    For the record, DN has always been up the org’s you-know-what. Madden is another phony.

  424. ac1 June 27th, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    Today is another crazy story saying he wants to retire before he gets suspended so he can collect his $114M. Crazy, with today’s media I just really don’t know who to believe.
    _____

    This one seems like a stretch.
    Its more drama being created because of how easy it is to believe.
    I am beyond sick of ‘anonymous’ sources.

  425. pkyankfan69 June 27th, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    ac1 June 27th, 2013 at 4:20 pm
    Now, sadly the Yanks are a prime team to stream starters against.
    __

    Yanks actually seem to hit well against the elite but its the crap pitchers than make them look like fools in 2013.
    ——————-
    Perfect for streaming, especially in shallow leagues.

    I still don’t gun for the Yanks though (for obvious reasons), with offense down in baseball there are plenty of prime teams to stream pitchers against Mets – Marlins – White Sox – M’s – Stros

  426. Rich in NJ June 27th, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    “I think Cashman’s overreaction to Alex was more frustration over the Biogenesis crap.”

    That is probably a part of it, but even if Biogenesis never happened, the Yankees and Cashman would still likely have significant antipathy towards Alex Rodriguez.

    And for whatever reason, Cashman tends to even lash out at fans now.

  427. luis June 27th, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    Hi guys,

    Nick,

    I didn’t keep count, but you are probably right… In any case, I wave my right to collect the chocolates… This was a bet I wanted to lose… Unless of course you want to treat me with some ;)

    About Cashman, maybe you are right and it doesn’t impact much on future signings… Regardless, I think he didn’t act as he should have

    Tom,

    Nice to be around ;)

  428. ac1 June 27th, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    Cash has become increasingly candid over the last few years too…..
    I found the Soriano issue a few years ago to be particularly odd.
    He came out and said he didnt want to sign the player.
    What GM says that to someone that just signed?

  429. J. Alfred Prufrock June 27th, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    Kelvin June 27th, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    Jerkface, I really did see A-rods tweet as excitement and joy on his behalf.
    //

    Apparently, Alex has been stripped of all humanity, including the right to joy and excitement.

  430. Against All Odds June 27th, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    Madden is another phony.

    —————–

    Like I mentioned the other day his scoops on the team ended the day the Boss unfortunately passed away. George used to feed him things all the time.

  431. Warning Track Power June 27th, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    Kelvin June 27th, 2013 at 4:23 pm
    I agree with Warning Track Power, hopefully we just win! Trade for Konerko or something. Get Grandy back and start hitting.
    ————————————————————————————————
    Hopefully 3 weeks from now some regulars will return from their injuries and get the offense
    rolling a little bit.

  432. Against All Odds June 27th, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock June 27th, 2013 at 4:29 pm
    Kelvin June 27th, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    Jerkface, I really did see A-rods tweet as excitement and joy on his behalf.
    //

    Apparently, Alex has been stripped of all humanity, including the right to joy and excitement.

    ————

    I don’t A-rod personally and in real life he may be a bad guy but he took steroids and it’s being made out as if he took someone’s life.

  433. ac1 June 27th, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    I would argue the Tigers are still more disappointing than the Yankees, though much better on paper. They are only 2 games better. They have a great rotation, great offense and not many injuries (none to their stars) and in a weak division.

    How can they only be 2 games in the loss column better than the Yankee replacements?

  434. Rich in NJ June 27th, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    Ian O’Connor is in Cashman’s pocket too.

    Although his recent column on the Knicks going downhill the day they let Riley go was spot on.

  435. tomingeorgia June 27th, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    Rich,
    When you lose 3/4 of your infield, 2/3 of your outfield, and the one major league catcher that you had, it’s just amazing that they are where they are. Add in the fact that the guys they thought they had in reserve went down, too (that’s the development part), and it’s even more amazing. Some of those starters came with liabilities, but a lot of them went down with freakish injuries. I don’t care if you’re one of the adored GMs around the leagues, but that’s a tough row to hoe.

  436. mick June 27th, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    Why are you such an Arod apologist Prufrock?

  437. UpState June 27th, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    Warning Track Power June 27th, 2013 at 2:42 pm
    jacksquat June 27th, 2013 at 2:39 pm
    This is possibly the worst lineup of the year. And that’s saying something.
    ——————————————————————————————————
    How to solve the problem vs. a LH starter

    1)Trade for a RH 1st baseman

    **** get who for who ???

    2)Get ARod back to play 3B

    **** We can hope for the old AROD.

    3)Get Nunez back at SS

    **** Youre kidding me.

    4)Get Jeter back to also play SS and DH

    **** tough to really ask too much from him based on age, injury, “spring training time”

    5)Have Granderson on the bench, ready to play

    **** No, have him set to play.

    6)Get Cervelli back and insert into the line-up

    **** Would be nice.

  438. Frankg June 27th, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    Was that the B team or the C team?

  439. bruceb June 27th, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    How can they only be 2 games in the loss column better than the Yankee replacements?

    Because the Tigers have no bullpen and no closer, but I take your point.

  440. Warning Track Power June 27th, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    IMO, Romine’s bat has probably been the biggest disappointment for me. His defense has been fine. His throwing has been fine.
    But the bat is not major league ready. To date the number of at bats has been significant to get an idea of where he’s at with his development. When Cervelli returns, Romine did not make it difficult for the Yankees to keep him on the major league roster.

    Adams has no confidence right now. I’m not sure how far away Nunez is from returning, but if the time table is about 1 week, then I guess Adams can hang around until Nunez returns.
    Especially if the minor league options are still injured & unable to play.

  441. igotid88 June 27th, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    Another good start from Hughes. Yes he got some help in the 3rd. But that makes up for other games where things didn’t go his way. Second straight start with 0 run support

  442. J. Alfred Prufrock June 27th, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    I never get gum on my shoe. I step over it :D
    ///

    Odds, him and how many others?

    Yeah, he hasn’t killed anyone….yet ;)

  443. tucker June 27th, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    Scary thought of the day. The Jays are only two games behind the Yanks in the loss column.

  444. J. Alfred Prufrock June 27th, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    primo, good to see you :D

  445. Rich in NJ June 27th, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    tomingeorgia June 27th, 2013 at 4:33 pm
    Rich,
    When you lose 3/4 of your infield, 2/3 of your outfield, and the one major league catcher that you had, it’s just amazing that they are where they are. Add in the fact that the guys they thought they had in reserve went down, too (that’s the development part), and it’s even more amazing. Some of those starters came with liabilities, but a lot of them went down with freakish injuries. I don’t care if you’re one of the adored GMs around the leagues, but that’s a tough row to hoe.
    _

    Jeter and A-Rod were hurt at the end of last season, and it was foreseeable that they wouldn’t be back in time to start the 2013 season, and at their age, maybe beyond that.

    Both are almost 40, an age when many baseball decline or are more susceptible to injury.

    So it is reasonable to believe that the Yankees should have been putting a contingency plan in place in case in recent years, in case the actuarial curve impacted them.

    That is why I have said for years that Montero should have been saved to include in a package to get the best young 3B/SS available.

    This was especially important because they have been unable to develop any quality potential replacements.

    Instead they burned $25m on a Youk, who had an injured back, and Wells, who has been terrible for 4 of 6 seasons.

    They have a $230m payroll. That has given them depth.

    But they have badly misspent it.

    So as I said, they wasted their payroll advantage and can’t develop from within.

  446. bruceb June 27th, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    17 games to play before the ASB. How many games out will we be come July 14th?

  447. J. Alfred Prufrock June 27th, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    tucker, if their pitching came around, though, they weren’t going to lie so low; the division wasn’t good enough to flat out bury them. Now, Reyes is coming back

  448. Warning Track Power June 27th, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    Bruce
    I’ll go out on a limb and say 3 GB

  449. Tar June 27th, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    WTP

    Should be allowed to post his opinion without being called names. Even though he’s way over the top in defending everything Yankee, IMO he’s not offensive about it.

    Although I may have broke my own rule by calling him “Cashman’s Son” earlier today. :wink:

  450. jacksquat June 27th, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    mick says:June 27, 2013 at 4:34 pmWhy are you such an Arod apologist Prufrock?

    He’s a shill for the Arod propaganda machine. :-D

  451. Against All Odds June 27th, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    Rich in NJ June 27th, 2013 at 4:31 pm
    Ian O’Connor is in Cashman’s pocket too.

    —————————–

    I lost respect for him when he went into the Boss’ house and did that interview.

  452. J. Alfred Prufrock June 27th, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    Cashman lets – no, wills – the lineup (to) get old, and now he’s supposed to get a break because older players, whom many of us warned needed to be replaced/better supported, would not only lose bat speed but break down – have, in fact, broken down.

    He then goes out and signs old guys, one with a bad back, and when he goes down with a bad back, well, no one could have predicted it (shout out to Shame :) ) and, poor hard-luck Cash!

  453. tbone1570 June 27th, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    igotid88 June 27th, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    Another good start from Hughes. Yes he got some help in the 3rd. But that makes up for other games where things didn’t go his way. Second straight start with 0 run support
    ———————————————
    Yes a good start from Hughes today, but you should mention that in his prior start he let in 5 earned runs in only 6 innings. Sometimes run support won’t fix an outing like that.

  454. mick June 27th, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    mick says:June 27, 2013 at 4:34 pmWhy are you such an Arod apologist Prufrock?

    He’s a shill for the Arod propaganda machine.
    =============================
    awww he’s ignoring me, just like in 3rd grade….he’s afraid to speak for himself….

  455. J. Alfred Prufrock June 27th, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    You two just go so right….together. :D

  456. Against All Odds June 27th, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock June 27th, 2013 at 4:38 pm
    I never get gum on my shoe. I step over it
    ///

    Odds, him and how many others?

    Yeah, he hasn’t killed anyone….yet

    ————

    lol

  457. mick June 27th, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    Cashman lets – no, wills – the lineup (to) get old,
    ===============
    He’s just following orders like you would if you had his job and wanted the money .

  458. Nick in SF June 27th, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    luis,

    A bet is a bet is a bet. When I lose, I pay off. That’s part of the fun of wagering with a friend. Not the best part, of course… Anyway, fair is fair so I have to send you the chocolate as prescribed by the terms of our wager.

    Regarding this post-game blowup, it is indeed more entertaining than the game was. I agree that it would be hilarious if Feinsand was posting on Lohud, and it would be appropriate too, given all the dreck from the DN blog that’s polluted this board over the past few years.

    However, there is probably a much simpler explanation for what happened and one that’s more likely then WTP being Feinsand.

    Crappy Yankee baseball fosters this culture of paranoia, even if some of the paranoia might be warranted.

    Mr. Prufrock, this is not the first time you’ve implied that yank61 (yanks61?), who ostensibly posts from France, is a Yankee employee and shill. If you really think that, why not come out and say it directly?

  459. Against All Odds June 27th, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    awww he’s ignoring me, just like in 3rd grade….he’s afraid to speak for himself….

    ——————

    Or he just doesn’t want to be bothered

  460. blake June 27th, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    Can’t blame this one on Phil…… Garbage effort from the O

  461. tbone1570 June 27th, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    Although I may have broke my own rule by calling him “Cashman’s Son” earlier today. :wink:

    —————————————————–
    Wait! Feinsand is Cashman’s son?

  462. luis June 27th, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    Just a couple of thoughts:

    1) Hughes pitched pretty well today… Still he needs to mix and match his pitches better.

    2) About the injuries argument…Sure is tough to win when you have such an inordinate amount of injuries… But in our case is the direct result of poor roster construction, aging roster that was compounded by signing more aging vets ( Youk for example ) and scrap heap additions that very seldom perform better than replacement level players… This is all on Cashman…

    You could tell me then that given the payroll constrains and the self imposed cap, there was very little that he could do… Maybe this winter that was true… But some people here were saying that this could and would happen eventually for at least 3 years and they are not getting paid… If he is getting paid and could not see this happening, is he really doing his job?… I don’t think so.

    In short, when you have an old team, injuries are to be expected… He didn’t addressed this problem

  463. mick June 27th, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    Mr. Prufrock, this is not the first time you’ve implied that yank61 (yanks61?), who ostensibly posts from France, is a Yankee employee and shill. If you really think that, why not come out and say it directly?
    ==============
    b/c it’s not his m.o.?

  464. Chad Jennings June 27th, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    Can’t believe I’m actually clarifying this: Warning Track Power is not Mark Feinsand. I have to assume his post with Mark’s tweet was simply copy/pasted without attribution. Was there really a belief that the Daily News beat writer was commenting on this blog while sitting in Girardi’s postgame press conference?

    Now back to our regularly scheduled sense of panic…

  465. Tar June 27th, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    “Wait! Feinsand is Cashman’s son?”

    Wait to you hear who the mother is! :shock:

  466. tbone1570 June 27th, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    blake June 27th, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    Can’t blame this one on Phil…… Garbage effort from the O
    ———————————————-
    Agreed, Phil was very good today.

    Can’t wait to try your rub recipe on my next batch of ribs!

  467. Rich in NJ June 27th, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    “Now back to our regularly scheduled sense of panic…”

    It’s really a mixture of boredom and frustration, Chad.

  468. tbone1570 June 27th, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    Tar June 27th, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    “Wait! Feinsand is Cashman’s son?”

    Wait to you hear who the mother is! :shock:

    ————————————
    I’ve heard A-Rod’s a mother…!

  469. Nick in SF June 27th, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    “Was there really a belief that the Daily News beat writer was commenting on this blog while sitting in Girardi’s postgame press conference?’

    Meet your commenters, Chad. ;)

  470. blake June 27th, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    “Can’t wait to try your rub recipe on my next batch of ribs!”

    Lol it’s good….put a light coat of mustard on first then lay it on thick. You won’t even need sauce. I’m gonna try Toms….it sounds good too.

  471. Warning Track Power June 27th, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    Chad Jennings June 27th, 2013 at 4:54 pm
    Can’t believe I’m actually clarifying this: Warning Track Power is not Mark Feinsand. I have to assume his post with Mark’s tweet was simply copy/pasted without attribution. Was there really a belief that the Daily News beat writer was commenting on this blog while sitting in Girardi’s postgame press conference?

    Now back to our regularly scheduled sense of panic…
    ——————————————————————————————–
    Chad-Thanks for the clarification.
    I am still laughing at the idea that some people here were convinced that I was
    Feinsand. Hilarious!!!

  472. Nick in SF June 27th, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    “Wait to you hear who the mother is!’

    Does this have anything to do with Manny and the fertility drugs?

  473. mick June 27th, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    awww the little baby has run from the bloggie, true or not it makes one look like a coward…not that there is anything wrong with that?

  474. Rich in NJ June 27th, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    It’s silly to think Feinsand posts here, but if he did, he wouldn’t add anything that hasn’t already been said, a lot.

  475. tbone1570 June 27th, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    Was there really a belief that the Daily News beat writer was commenting on this blog while sitting in Girardi’s postgame press conference?

    ——————————————————-
    Chad,

    With the DN, not much is beyond belief.

  476. J. Alfred Prufrock June 27th, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    Lol Chad, nothing would surprise me

  477. mick June 27th, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    I am still laughing at the idea that some people here were convinced that I was
    Feinsand. Hilarious!!!
    ============
    why not explain the post where you were exposed then?

  478. Warning Track Power June 27th, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    It should have been obvious that I copied and pasted a Mark tweet and just happened to
    omit the section where Mark’s name appeared before the tweet.
    Simple mistake. But that omission sure did take some people for a wild ride
    and led to a lot of false assumptions.

  479. mick June 27th, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    Was there really a belief that the Daily News beat writer was commenting on this blog while sitting in Girardi’s postgame press conference?
    ===============
    can that even be substantiated?

  480. luis June 27th, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    Primo!

    Good to be around and in NY!!

    Nick,

    Then is settled… I will e-mail you my coordinates so you can pay ;)

  481. bruceb June 27th, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    WTP

    You, sir, are an optimist <:o)

  482. Nick in SF June 27th, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    I just hope your chocolate doesn’t arrive in soup form, luis. :shock:

  483. Warning Track Power June 27th, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    mick June 27th, 2013 at 4:59 pm
    Was there really a belief that the Daily News beat writer was commenting on this blog while sitting in Girardi’s postgame press conference?
    ===============
    can that even be substantiated?
    —————————————————————————
    Chad-Imagine what some of them think about the JFK assassination???

  484. tomingeorgia June 27th, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    Rich,
    Glad to see you left another old guy, Ichiro, off that list. Who could figure Nunez would go down for so long? Who figured that Grandy would get broken bones, twice, from HBP? Who figured that Ronnier would hit that low fence with his knees, or Boesch would hit the DL? Who knew?

  485. mick June 27th, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    But that omission sure did take some people for a wild ride
    and led to a lot of false assumptions.
    =======================
    Why do you feel proud of that, What’s The Problem?

  486. bruceb June 27th, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    Those damn emoticons never work for me :-D

  487. blake June 27th, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    How do we know you’re not an imposter Chad Jennings?

  488. Warning Track Power June 27th, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    mick June 27th, 2013 at 5:03 pm
    But that omission sure did take some people for a wild ride
    and led to a lot of false assumptions.
    =======================
    Why do you feel proud of that, What’s The Problem?
    ——————————————————————————–
    Mick-The moments over. I am not Feinsand. Get over it. You lost!!!

  489. J. Alfred Prufrock June 27th, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    Tbone – is that ever the truth,

  490. mick June 27th, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    Now back to our regularly scheduled sense of panic…
    =================
    Why the putdown, Chad?

  491. mick June 27th, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    Mick-The moments over. I am not Feinsand. Get over it. You lost!!!
    ==============================
    Take your meds Mark…

  492. igotid88 June 27th, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    tbone1570 June 27th, 2013 at 4:48 pm
    igotid88 June 27th, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    Another good start from Hughes. Yes he got some help in the 3rd. But that makes up for other games where things didn’t go his way. Second straight start with 0 run support
    ———————————————
    Yes a good start from Hughes today, but you should mention that in his prior start he let in 5 earned runs in only 6 innings. Sometimes run support won’t fix an outing like that.
    —-

    Yea but this is his 5th start where got little support.

  493. luis June 27th, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    Nick in SF June 27th, 2013 at 5:02 pm
    I just hope your chocolate doesn’t arrive in soup form, luis.

    ===========

    :D That’s a very likely possibility… Our mail is like “pony express”… Unless you send it through DHL and I pay the expenses down there… Or you can mail them to my NY address or my sister in law in Miami… Your choice

  494. Warning Track Power June 27th, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    mick June 27th, 2013 at 5:06 pm
    Mick-The moments over. I am not Feinsand. Get over it. You lost!!!
    ==============================
    Take your meds Mark…
    ———————————————————————–
    You are stuck on stupid. CONGRATS!!!

  495. Nick in SF June 27th, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    luis, we can discuss the options via email.

  496. J. Alfred Prufrock June 27th, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    Luis, I sent you an email after your last visit here a week or two ago. :)

  497. Chad Jennings June 27th, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    mick June 27th, 2013 at 5:06 pm e
    Now back to our regularly scheduled sense of panic…
    =================
    Why the putdown, Chad?

    I don’t think my comment was a putdown. Maybe a bit of a joke, but certainly not a putdown. From what I saw of the game, the Yankees looked pretty bad today, their lineup is a mess, and there’s the soap opera A-Rod story going on. I have to imagine there’s a sense of panic out there. If not panic, then as Rich said, a mixture of boredom and frustration. But a reference to a sense of panic is not a putdown.

  498. Rich in NJ June 27th, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    tomingeorgia June 27th, 2013 at 5:02 pm
    Rich,
    Glad to see you left another old guy, Ichiro, off that list. Who could figure Nunez would go down for so long? Who figured that Grandy would get broken bones, twice, from HBP? Who figured that Ronnier would hit that low fence with his knees, or Boesch would hit the DL? Who knew?

    _

    Why should I? He has had an up and down season, and has been bad for two years except for one month. So what about anything he does is predictable, especially when you factor in his weird reverse platoon split?

    Cashman himself dissed Nunez, which based on the words he used, really seemed like an inexplicable diss of Yogi, but what about Nunez’s mL stats screams important player to you?

    Grandy was unpredictable, and a decent although flawed player. Tex too, but again, quite flawed, and at least until recently (I haven’t checked), a guy cut by the RS was outperforming what Tex has done v. RHP. That doesn’t speak well of Tex.

    Now we’re counting on a 29 year old rookie without a position?

    Boesch couldn’t get PT here when he was healthy.

    Do you seriously dispute that A-Rod and Jeter drove the train in the ’00s and it was foreseeable that they might need cover there due to age?

    $230m, tom. That erases a lot of bad decisions. It should erase more if spent wisely.

  499. tbone1570 June 27th, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    Yea but this is his 5th start where got little support.
    ———————————————–
    What do you define as little support?

  500. Chad Jennings June 27th, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    blake June 27th, 2013 at 5:03 pm e
    How do we know you’re not an imposter Chad Jennings?

    I’m gonna have to ask you to trust me on that one!

  501. Warning Track Power June 27th, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    bruceb June 27th, 2013 at 5:02 pm
    WTP

    You, sir, are an optimist <:o)
    ——————————————————————–
    I am not Mark Feinsand but I am guilty of
    being an optimist.

  502. mick June 27th, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    What’s The Problem….be whomever you want to be but do take your meds ok?

  503. Warning Track Power June 27th, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    mick June 27th, 2013 at 5:12 pm
    What’s The Problem….be whomever you want to be but do take your meds ok?
    ********************************************************************
    Why? Because you were wrong about who I am?
    Why? Because you went on and on with your ridiculous theory that I was Mark Feinsand
    and Chad proved you to be wrong?
    If anybody needs meds that person would be you.

  504. Dill Pickler June 27th, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    WTP: “I am not Mark Feinsand but I am guilty of
    being a Mark Feinsand plagiarist.”

    Fixed that for ya.

  505. mick June 27th, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    Chad,

    You are respected here, not that you need to hear it.
    Why not get a little more involved and join the fun/panic?

  506. luis June 27th, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock June 27th, 2013 at 5:10 pm
    Luis, I sent you an email after your last visit here a week or two ago.

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

    My bad… I haven’t read a single e-mail in a while… I will read it ;)

  507. Warning Track Power June 27th, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    Dill Pickler June 27th, 2013 at 5:13 pm
    WTP: “I am not Mark Feinsand but I am guilty of
    being a Mark Feinsand plagiarist.”

    Fixed that for ya.
    ——————————————————————–
    How clever. You should be so proud.
    Have you ever made a typo before? I made a simple mistake when I copied
    and pasted the tweet. How many times must this be explained to you? I guess 1 more time
    because when Chad did that was not enough for you.

  508. mick June 27th, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    Why? Because you went on and on with your ridiculous theory that I was Mark Feinsand
    and Chad proved you to be wrong?
    ====================
    Chad didn’t prove anything.
    I don’t care who you are.
    Just having fun without medication…

  509. luis June 27th, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    Chad Jennings June 27th, 2013 at 5:11 pm
    blake June 27th, 2013 at 5:03 pm e
    How do we know you’re not an imposter Chad Jennings?

    I’m gonna have to ask you to trust me on that one!

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

    LOL

  510. Warning Track Power June 27th, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    Mick
    You need help. Professional help.
    Log off this blog and pick up the phone and do what’s right.
    You can thank Chad and the rest of the blog later. After you get well.

  511. luis June 27th, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    Will do Nick ;)

  512. Dill Pickler June 27th, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    “How clever. You should be so proud.
    Have you ever made a typo before? I made a simple mistake when I copied
    and pasted the tweet. How many times must this be explained to you? I guess 1 more time
    because when Chad did that was not enough for you.”

    Ummm, yeah. That’s pretty much what every plagiarist says.

    You’re copying and pasting other people’s writing/posts and trying to pass them off as your own. Which is pathetic. Especially when it’s Feinsand. Own up to it, or, to quote YOU: “TAKE A WALK!!!”

  513. pkyankfan69 June 27th, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    Sounds like the Nets are closing in on a potential trade with the Celtics where they would receive Peirce, Garnett, and Terry for Reggie Evans and a few first round picks.

    Wonder how Celtic fans will like seeing their boys play for Brooklyn?

  514. Warning Track Power June 27th, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    Dill Pickler June 27th, 2013 at 5:19 pm
    “How clever. You should be so proud.
    Have you ever made a typo before? I made a simple mistake when I copied
    and pasted the tweet. How many times must this be explained to you? I guess 1 more time
    because when Chad did that was not enough for you.”

    Ummm, yeah. That’s pretty much what every plagiarist says.

    You’re copying and pasting other people’s writing/posts and trying to pass them off as your own. Which is pathetic. Especially when it’s Feinsand. Own up to it, or, to quote YOU: “TAKE A WALK!!!”
    ———————————————————————————
    Give it a rest already. What is your malfunction?
    I did own up to making a simple mistake when I copied and pasted the tweet.
    Do you think there is more to the story? Oh yes you do. You’re in that group that believes
    I am Mark Feinsand.
    IGNORANT!!!

  515. bruceb June 27th, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    I have to imagine there’s a sense of panic out there.

    I think we tend to panic when something unexpected happens, Chad. For a large number of posters here, the scenario that is currently playing out was very predictable. The offense is so poor that a quality start is no guarantee of victory.

    The panic that’s inside of me right now is how the hell do we (or Brian Cashman, to be more specific) fix it?

  516. mick June 27th, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    Whats The Problem -

    it bothers you when i tell you to take your meds but i mean it b/c i care…

  517. Dill Pickler June 27th, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    WTP:
    ‘Give it a rest already. What is your malfunction?
    I did own up to making a simple mistake when I copied and pasted the tweet.
    Do you think there is more to the story? Oh yes you do. You’re in that group that believes
    I am Mark Feinsand. IGNORANT!!!”

    ——————————–

    No, I’m in the group that thinks you’re a pathetic, arrogant little twerp who plagiarizes Mark Feinsand, and screams and hollers at anyone who dares to disagree with you and tells them all to “TAKE A WALK!!!”

  518. mick June 27th, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    Garnett wants to play for Doc.

  519. blake June 27th, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    Id rather talk more about BBQ than the Yankees….it’s more interesting

  520. Warning Track Power June 27th, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    Dill
    You misread me entirely. I have carried many civil and decent conversations
    here with plenty of others.

    So are you saying it’s against the blog rules to copy and paste a tweet and share that
    here with others?

  521. tbone1570 June 27th, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    blake June 27th, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    Id rather talk more about BBQ than the Yankees….it’s more interesting

    ————-

    and much more satisfying, at least recently!

  522. luis June 27th, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    bruceb June 27th, 2013 at 5:21 pm
    I have to imagine there’s a sense of panic out there.

    I think we tend to panic when something unexpected happens, Chad. For a large number of posters here, the scenario that is currently playing out was very predictable. The offense is so poor that a quality start is no guarantee of victory.

    The panic that’s inside of me right now is how the hell do we (or Brian Cashman, to be more specific) fix it?

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

    A full fledged rebuilding process… But I don’t think Cashman is the man to do it for two reasons: 1) he is mostly responsible for the mess and 2) Being the guy that has been around, it is going to be very difficult for him to see where he made the mistakes… Therefore we need a fresh mind to do the job.

  523. Dill Pickler June 27th, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    WTP:
    “Dill, You misread me entirely. I have carried many civil and decent conversations
    here with plenty of others. So are you saying it’s against the blog rules to copy and paste a tweet and share that here with others?”

    ————————————————-

    You sure didn’t with me. I didn’t engage you today, you engaged me, with a very uncivil and arrogant rant, because I dared to disagree with you.

    I don’t know if plagiarizing is against blog rules. I do know it’s against the rules of human decency to copy another’s work and try to pass it off as your own.

  524. mick June 27th, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    Luis-
    Don’t you think Cashman takes his marching orders from Hal?

  525. Tar June 27th, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    WTP

    I disagree with almost all of your pro Yankee front office posts, but Dill, mick and any others who I don’t care to go back and find, are way out of line.

    So we do agree on somethings after all. :wink:

  526. luis June 27th, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    blake June 27th, 2013 at 5:24 pm
    Id rather talk more about BBQ than the Yankees….it’s more interesting

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

    Maybe we can start a recipe sharing thread?? I can give you the recipe for Arepas!! ;)

  527. Warning Track Power June 27th, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    Dill Pickler June 27th, 2013 at 5:23 pm
    No, I’m in the group that thinks you’re a pathetic, arrogant little twerp who plagiarizes Mark Feinsand, and screams and hollers at anyone who dares to disagree with you and tells them all to “TAKE A WALK!!!”
    ————————————————————————————-
    First I am accused of being Mark Feinsand
    That was proven to be wrong by Chad, but Mick thinks that Chad is not really Chad.

    Then I am accused of plagiarizing Mark.
    Even though I admitted to a simple typo. Chad backed me up on this as well.

    I think the odds are in my favor that I am sane and you are not

  528. tomingeorgia June 27th, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    blake,
    BBQ is more interesting than name calling. Yankees are fair game, but rub recipes are idiosyncratic. Let the eaters sort it out.

  529. Dill Pickler June 27th, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    Tar, perhaps you should go back and read how this all started before you pop off. WTP has brought this all on himself.

  530. tbone1570 June 27th, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    igotid88 June 27th, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    tbone1570 June 27th, 2013 at 4:48 pm
    igotid88 June 27th, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    Another good start from Hughes. Yes he got some help in the 3rd. But that makes up for other games where things didn’t go his way. Second straight start with 0 run support
    ———————————————
    Yes a good start from Hughes today, but you should mention that in his prior start he let in 5 earned runs in only 6 innings. Sometimes run support won’t fix an outing like that.
    —-

    Yea but this is his 5th start where got little support.

    —————————————————-

    His ERA in games where the teams scores 2 or less runs is 5.88, which is a full run worse then his full year ERA (4.82 after today).

  531. blake June 27th, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    “Maybe we can start a recipe sharing thread?? I can give you the recipe for Arepas!! ”

    Sounds good!

  532. Tar June 27th, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    Dill

    Perhaps I should, but how about you all just drop it and I say sorry for being wrong about your inclusion. That would work for me.

  533. mick June 27th, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    That was proven to be wrong by Chad, but Mick thinks that Chad is not really Chad.
    =========================
    now admit you have a reading comprehension problem..

  534. Warning Track Power June 27th, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    Tar June 27th, 2013 at 5:28 pm
    WTP

    I disagree with almost all of your pro Yankee front office posts, but Dill, mick and any others who I don’t care to go back and find, are way out of line.

    So we do agree on somethings after all.
    ————————————————————————————–
    Tar-And I respectfully accept your stance & have no problem engaging in a conversation with you.
    I have no problem when someone disagrees with me.
    I obviously do not care when someone accuses me of being someone else(like a Yankee beat writer or whatever Mark’s job is)

  535. Chad Jennings June 27th, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    bruceb June 27th, 2013 at 5:21 pm e
    I have to imagine there’s a sense of panic out there.

    I think we tend to panic when something unexpected happens, Chad. For a large number of posters here, the scenario that is currently playing out was very predictable. The offense is so poor that a quality start is no guarantee of victory.

    The panic that’s inside of me right now is how the hell do we (or Brian Cashman, to be more specific) fix it?

    And that’s a perfectly fair question.

    What’s amazing to me is that the spring training moves worked. Wells actually was able to be an everyday player until Granderson came back. Overbay was terrific until Teixeira came back. Gardner was able to handle the leadoff spot. The Yankees were getting better-than-expected offense from Cervelli. Nunez wasn’t hitting, but he was a respectable defensive fill-in for Jeter.

    But none of that was meant to last, and it hasn’t been able to last. The setbacks — to Jeter in ST, to Granderson on the second HBP, to Teixeira when he fell into the 30 percent — have been crushing. It’s just too difficult to dig deep into the system at key positions. I’m not sure any system could handle that.

    The Youkilis signing, which was clearly a mistake, wouldn’t be as significant if the Yankees best third base prospects weren’t either struggling to make the big league transition (Adams) or struggling to stay healthy (Mustelier). Nix hasn’t been an impact player, but what third-string shortstop is an impact player?

    Pitching is keeping the team afloat, but at this point, the Yankees offense is just too weak, too depleted and too overexposed. I actually wonder if the Teixeira news is somewhat helpful because it at least brings some clarity. It’s been hard to know what moves to make because of uncertainty about who is coming back and when. But now the Yankees know they aren’t getting Teixeira back, and they likely aren’t getting Youkilis back, so the path seems perfectly free to find some sort of corner infielder who can hit right handed and fill a massive hole in the lineup.

    Who that is, however, I just don’t know.

  536. pkyankfan69 June 27th, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    They both deserve some but I blame ownership more than I blame Cashman.

    Ownership screwed the team by deciding to cut the budget to under $189M by 2014 while they still had some awful contracts on the books. Cashman failed to get the farm system to produce much of anything to help in the cheapskate transition.

    The organization has no direction aside from being under $189 next season.

  537. luis June 27th, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    mick June 27th, 2013 at 5:28 pm
    Luis-
    Don’t you think Cashman takes his marching orders from Hal?

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

    Yes…. But he is not going to sell or recognize his mistakes ( as C won’t either ). So the next best thing is for him to get someone new that knows what he is doing and get the hell out of the day to day operation… Establish budgets, but no meddling with baseball matters

  538. Dill Pickler June 27th, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    WTP:
    “Then I am accused of plagiarizing Mark.
    Even though I admitted to a simple typo. Chad backed me up on this as well.

    I think the odds are in my favor that I am sane and you are not”

    ————————————–

    How, exactly, can Chad “back you up” on whether or not you meant to leave the attribution off of your post? He can’t. Only you know that.

    For the record, I don’t really care whether you did or not. It’s trivial. What isn’t is your arrogant attitude and the way you lash out at anyone who dares to disagree with you. And that’s why I’m having so much fun with you now.

  539. Against All Odds June 27th, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    A full fledged rebuilding process

    ————-

    Not going to happen with this fan base

  540. tbone1570 June 27th, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    Then I am accused of plagiarizing Mark.
    Even though I admitted to a simple typo. Chad backed me up on this as well.

    ————————————-

    Chad didn’t exactly back you up, his response was: “I have to assume his post with Mark’s tweet was simply copy/pasted without attribution.” He’s giving you the benefit of the doubt, not confirming that it was just a cut and paste error.

  541. pkyankfan69 June 27th, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    I love Arepas… Was introduced to them a few years ago at Bonnaroo.

  542. Dill Pickler June 27th, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    Tar:
    “Dill, Perhaps I should, but how about you all just drop it and I say sorry for being wrong about your inclusion. That would work for me.”

    Sounds good to me.

  543. Tar June 27th, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    “Ownership screwed the team by deciding to cut the budget to under $189M by 2014 while they still had some awful contracts on the books.”

    How do you know this wasn’t Cashman’s idea? He always hated the rap that he was only as good as his budget. maybe this was his chance to prove everybody wrong.

    If not his ida how do you know he didn’t sign off on it and say it was totally feasible?

    They all share the blame, at until Cashman writes that book that Glove alluded to.

  544. mick June 27th, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    Yes…. But he is not going to sell or recognize his mistakes ( as C won’t either ). So the next best thing is for him to get someone new that knows what he is doing and get the hell out of the day to day operation… Establish budgets, but no meddling with baseball matters
    ==============================
    Why would he get another GM if he thinks he’s doing the right things and Cash executes his orders?

  545. Warning Track Power June 27th, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    Dill Pickler June 27th, 2013 at 5:34 pm
    WTP:
    “Then I am accused of plagiarizing Mark.
    Even though I admitted to a simple typo. Chad backed me up on this as well.

    I think the odds are in my favor that I am sane and you are not”

    ————————————–

    How, exactly, can Chad “back you up” on whether or not you meant to leave the attribution off of your post? He can’t. Only you know that.

    For the record, I don’t really care whether you did or not. It’s trivial. What isn’t is your arrogant attitude and the way you lash out at anyone who dares to disagree with you. And that’s why I’m having so much fun with you now.
    ——————————————————————————————-
    Dill-
    So glad you are having fun. Really happy for you!
    Just to fresh your memory. This is what Chad wrote:
    I have to assume his post with Mark’s tweet was simply copy/pasted without attribution

  546. Tar June 27th, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    Dill

    Cool,

    sorry for intervening without doing my due diligence.

    Have to run, have a good night everyone.

  547. blake June 27th, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    “What’s amazing to me is that the spring training moves worked. ”

    Yea they did but the problem is that the guys coming back from injury never were going to be enough….they’ve needed offense for like 3 years now and the need has gotten more pronounced every year.

    If nobody at all had gotten hurt they’d still need offense IMO….maybe not THIS much….but still

  548. Warning Track Power June 27th, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    tbone1570 June 27th, 2013 at 5:34 pm
    Then I am accused of plagiarizing Mark.
    Even though I admitted to a simple typo. Chad backed me up on this as well.

    ————————————-

    Chad didn’t exactly back you up, his response was: “I have to assume his post with Mark’s tweet was simply copy/pasted without attribution.” He’s giving you the benefit of the doubt, not confirming that it was just a cut and paste error.
    ———————————————————————————–
    Like I said before. Simple typo. Cut and pasted mistake.
    Why would I pretend to be Mark Feinsand? That is ridiculous.
    Then to be accused of being him on this forum is just way out of line.
    Some of you people here have nothing better to do.

  549. luis June 27th, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    Chad,

    Good post… Still you are not addressing the main issue… We knew that this would eventually happen… Some of us have been saying it for three years ( since 2011 in my case and since 2008 about the need to rebuild the core )… This could have been avoided with better planning…. A rebuilding is inevitable now…. Do you trust Cashman to take on such a task?…

  550. pkyankfan69 June 27th, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    Tar,

    That’s fair… I obviously don’t know that it was Cash’s plan… I doubt it was, why would he care how much they spend? But again I am not one to say with any certainty.

    And I completely agree, the downhill slide we are on and look to continue on for the foreseeable future is a shared failure between upper management and ownership.

    At this point I just hope we don’t trade important prospects for band aids for this years awful team.

  551. tbone1570 June 27th, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    Warning Track Power June 27th, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    tbone1570 June 27th, 2013 at 5:34 pm
    Then I am accused of plagiarizing Mark.
    Even though I admitted to a simple typo. Chad backed me up on this as well.

    ————————————-

    Chad didn’t exactly back you up, his response was: “I have to assume his post with Mark’s tweet was simply copy/pasted without attribution.” He’s giving you the benefit of the doubt, not confirming that it was just a cut and paste error.
    ———————————————————————————–
    Like I said before. Simple typo. Cut and pasted mistake.
    Why would I pretend to be Mark Feinsand? That is ridiculous.
    Then to be accused of being him on this forum is just way out of line.
    Some of you people here have nothing better to do.

    ————————————–
    Read back through the thread, you didn’t say it was a typo until after Chad posted what he did. You did have many opportunities to say that it was a typo when some were saying you were Feinsand, but you didn’t. I think that’s contributing to the uproar.

  552. comnsnse June 27th, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    On another note, does anyone including the writer have any information on the team’s draft picks in the first round?

    Jags signed but nothing on either Judge or Clarkin plus Rumbelow whose college season is obviously over. They would round out the top ten.

    What date do they need to sign by?

  553. blake June 27th, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    @RiverAveBlues: Gary Sanchez traded for Pedro Ciriaco http://t.co/IaKjcCu7B5

    It’s actually true

  554. blake June 27th, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    Jags signed but nothing on either Judge or Clarkin plus Rumbelow whose college season is obviously over. They would round out the top ten.”

    Clarkin signed for slot like over a week ago

  555. Against All Odds June 27th, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    Clarkin signed not too long ago. He signed for slot.

  556. Warning Track Power June 27th, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    Gary Sanchez has been traded for infielder Pedro Ciriaco … in the Dominican Winter League, where each player is contracted to play winter ball. The trade has no impact whatsoever on their big league affiliations — Sanchez remains with the Yankees and Ciriaco with the Padres.

    Blake-You really had me scared for a minute there.

  557. Against All Odds June 27th, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    It’s actually true

    —————

    lol this close to flipping out

  558. blake June 27th, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    “Blake-You really had me scared for a minute there.”

    Hah!

  559. bruceb June 27th, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    I’m not sure any system could handle that.

    If the Yankees can’t handle it with their resources, no one can, that’s for sure.

    Hindsight is a wonderful thing but I don’t think anyone would disagree that Youkilis was a bad signing and a risk not worth taking given his history of back problems. Shame there isn’t/wasn’t more Major League-ready talent in the farm system. Almonte has been a nice surprise – so far – but Romine and Adams look out of their depth.

    We caught lightning in a bottle for a while with Wells, Overbay and Nix but now we actually NEED them to hit, they’ve stopped.

  560. Dill Pickler June 27th, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    blake June 27th, 2013 at 5:46 pm
    @RiverAveBlues: Gary Sanchez traded for Pedro Ciriaco http://t.co/IaKjcCu7B5

    It’s actually true

    —————————

    Good Lord! Don’t do that to us!

    Dominican Winter League trade.

  561. Warning Track Power June 27th, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    Blake-
    I almost booked a flight to Logan Airport so I could give someone in the Sox brass
    a piece of my mind, LOL!!!

  562. luis June 27th, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    pkyankfan69 June 27th, 2013 at 5:35 pm
    I love Arepas… Was introduced to them a few years ago at Bonnaroo.

    ===========

    Yes… They are great, and you can fill them with almost anything, which makes them very versatile :D

  563. blake June 27th, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    Hey I didn’t post any false info!

  564. tomingeorgia June 27th, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    Jeez, blake, it was a Dominican Winter league deal. Thanks for the scare! (insert happy face here)

  565. blake June 27th, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    It wouldn’t shock me if they traded Samchez though no joke

  566. Nick in SF June 27th, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    LOLZ

    Okay, now you can give everyone back their belts and shoelaces.

  567. austinmac June 27th, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    It was a good game to miss for work reasons. I think it is going to get very ugly, very quickly, but there is nothing that can be done at this time. Maybe it is good they can’t pull some hare brained trade.

  568. yanks61 June 27th, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    “Mr. Prufrock, this is not the first time you’ve implied that yank61 (yanks61?), who ostensibly posts from France, is a Yankee employee and shill. If you really think that, why not come out and say it directly?”

    Nick, did that obsessive nut case actually say that? I wouldn’t know because I never read his comments or those of any of the other over the top screwballs that invest this place with their bizarre invective, their whining and whinging and, most particularily, JAP’s deluded conspiracy theories.

    I come on here once in a blue moon and I’m thought to be an agent of the evil forces of Yankee management? Hilarious. I guess JAP still hasn’t recovered from my calling him early last year on his slightly presumptious predication of Jesus’ rise to stardom and the HOF, and his immature temper tantrum over the trade. Emotional intelligence seems not to have been something JAP has been endowed with.

    Yes, I post from France, where I have worked and lived for the last 28 years. I’m happy to give Chad the OK to confirm that fact.

    I came here late at night – which I rarely do – to catch the score and find that JAP is still chasing shadows (and that’s not entirely surprising.) The guy needs desperately to get a life.

  569. luis June 27th, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    Blake,

    I like this recent joking side you are displaying…. I was about to throw the computer down the garbage tube when I realized that it was a winter league move!!

  570. Warning Track Power June 27th, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    blake June 27th, 2013 at 5:52 pm
    Hey I didn’t post any false info!
    ————————————————
    I can relate.

    Thanks for the scare. :)

  571. blake June 27th, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    Tom,
    Any good brisket recipes?

  572. Against All Odds June 27th, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    Blake’s minor scare served it’s purpose it calmed things down.

  573. luis June 27th, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    Chad,

    Don’t answer my question

  574. blake June 27th, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    “I like this recent joking side you are displaying…. I was about to throw the computer down the garbage tube when I realized that it was a winter league move!!”

    Lol I know it was mean but I couldn’t resist….I had the same reaction wen I saw the tweet and just wanted to pass the emotion along

  575. Warning Track Power June 27th, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    Against All Odds June 27th, 2013 at 5:54 pm
    Blake’s minor scare served it’s purpose it calmed things down.
    ——————————————————————————-
    Blake is responsible for the many number of people here who’s blood
    pressure rose to dangerous levels

  576. Nick in SF June 27th, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    This is what Mr. Prufrock posted, on the question of whether a commenter here was actually Daily News reporter Mark Feinsand:

    J. Alfred Prufrock June 27th, 2013 at 4:15 pm
    Whether he/she is/isn’t, newsflash: there are organization shills embedded here and throughout the internet, stumping for all kinds of businesses. Some are plants in the media, who knew.

    Anyone who thinks that’s “impossible” doesn’t understand how big marketers operate.

    “Yoo-hoo! Just dropping in from my little pied-a-terre on the Riviera to say what a great job I think Cash & the Stein boys are doing! Toodles, now!”

    Make of it what you will. Mr. Prufrock declined to answer follow-up questions on the matter.

  577. blake June 27th, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    Warning Track Power says:
    June 27, 2013 at 5:59 pm
    Against All Odds June 27th, 2013 at 5:54 pm
    Blake’s minor scare served it’s purpose it calmed things down.
    ——————————————————————————-
    “Blake is responsible for the many number of people here who’s blood
    pressure rose to dangerous levels”

    Actually Mike Axisa is truly to blame

  578. Nick in SF June 27th, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    And I don’t endorse calling Mr. Prufrock names in retaliation, by the way.

  579. Warning Track Power June 27th, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    Nick in SF June 27th, 2013 at 6:00 pm
    This is what Mr. Prufrock posted, on the question of whether a commenter here was actually Daily News reporter Mark Feinsand:

    J. Alfred Prufrock June 27th, 2013 at 4:15 pm
    Whether he/she is/isn’t, newsflash: there are organization shills embedded here and throughout the internet, stumping for all kinds of businesses. Some are plants in the media, who knew.

    Anyone who thinks that’s “impossible” doesn’t understand how big marketers operate.

    “Yoo-hoo! Just dropping in from my little pied-a-terre on the Riviera to say what a great job I think Cash & the Stein boys are doing! Toodles, now!”

    Make of it what you will. Mr. Prufrock declined to answer follow-up questions on the matter.
    ************************************************************************
    WOAH!!!

  580. Against All Odds June 27th, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    ***its***

  581. pkyankfan69 June 27th, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    Who else is excited for the NBA Draft tonight??!?!?

    OH YEAH!!!

  582. blake June 27th, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    Hey lets just all love one another….or in some cases love the multiple screen names that each commenter has

  583. Against All Odds June 27th, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    Warning Track Power June 27th, 2013 at 5:59 pm
    Against All Odds June 27th, 2013 at 5:54 pm
    Blake’s minor scare served it’s purpose it calmed things down.
    ——————————————————————————-
    Blake is responsible for the many number of people here who’s blood
    pressure rose to dangerous levels

    —————

    True but he it did give us a good laugh.

  584. luis June 27th, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    blake June 27th, 2013 at 5:56 pm
    “I like this recent joking side you are displaying…. I was about to throw the computer down the garbage tube when I realized that it was a winter league move!!”

    Lol I know it was mean but I couldn’t resist….I had the same reaction wen I saw the tweet and just wanted to pass the emotion along

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

    I hear ya! I was chanting “Goos Phraba” from “Anger Management” ;)

  585. Against All Odds June 27th, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    Who else is excited for the NBA Draft tonight??!?!?

    ———————-

    Lol, I would be if there were some names in it but knowing sports three yrs from now 4-8 guys will ended up being all stars and everyone will say I knew this group of guys would be stars.

  586. Nick in SF June 27th, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    “Actually Mike Axisa is truly to blame”

    How about, the culture of defeat, fear, and gloom created and festered by Brian Cashman is truly to blame! :mad: :mad: :mad:

  587. Warning Track Power June 27th, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    Against All Odds June 27th, 2013 at 6:06 pm
    Warning Track Power June 27th, 2013 at 5:59 pm
    Against All Odds June 27th, 2013 at 5:54 pm
    Blake’s minor scare served it’s purpose it calmed things down.
    ——————————————————————————-
    Blake is responsible for the many number of people here who’s blood
    pressure rose to dangerous levels

    —————

    True but he it did give us a good laugh.
    ————————————————————————————-
    Best laugh of the day for me since I was accused of
    being Mark Feinsand :)

  588. mick June 27th, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    Yes… They are great, and you can fill them with almost anything, which makes them very versatile
    ==============
    Just like Nix… :)

  589. blake June 27th, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    You know what…..some of you just need to STFU…..I’m going to call Nick now! ……oh yea :)

  590. luis June 27th, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    Why would he get another GM if he thinks he’s doing the right things and Cash executes his orders?

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

    Mick,

    This team needs an overhaul… If he doesn’t see this, his profits will come down and when it does he will get a new GM, since he won’t fire himself to begin with

  591. Nick in SF June 27th, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    If you’re calling to invite me to join you for a cajun filet biscuit and some sweet tea, invitation accepted.

  592. luis June 27th, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    mick June 27th, 2013 at 6:09 pm
    Yes… They are great, and you can fill them with almost anything, which makes them very versatile
    ==============
    Just like Nix…

    =========

    :D This is brilliant!!

  593. Chad Jennings June 27th, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    luis June 27th, 2013 at 5:43 pm e
    Chad,

    Good post… Still you are not addressing the main issue… We knew that this would eventually happen… Some of us have been saying it for three years ( since 2011 in my case and since 2008 about the need to rebuild the core )… This could have been avoided with better planning…. A rebuilding is inevitable now…. Do you trust Cashman to take on such a task?…

    The Yankees certainly put themselves in a kind of no-man’s land.

    The remarkable decline of Alex Rodriguez turned a terrible contract into more or less a worst-case scenario. And that was coupled with Teixeira taking a step back when he should have been in his prime. Young pitchers who should be contributing right now have been either not performed (Brackman, Betances), gotten hurt (Banuelos) or some combination (Chamberlain). Ultimately, the Yankees were kind of stuck in the middle with legitimately winnable big league pieces still under contract, and some legitimate talent in the lower levels of the system, but not enough impact players ready to fill the gaps.

    It seems that the plan was to plug short-term holes (Hafner, Kuroda, Ichiro, Youkilis, etc) try to win with what was in place, while also managing to hold onto the players who could make up the next big league core (Williams, Heathcott, Sanchez, Austin, DePaula, Campos, etc.).

    The problem is that the plan hasn’t worked on the offensive side, both in the big leagues and in the minors. Big league place holders have been hurt or forced into larger-than-expected roles (remember, Hafner looked like a No. 6-7 hitter this winter) and big-league-ready prospects haven’t played well and top hitting prospects have largely underperformed (except for Sanchez).

    It’s actually kind of worked on the pitching side. The Yankees did basically the same thing with the pitching staff as they did with the lineup. They committed huge money to a key player (Sabathia), brought back aging guys (Rivera, Pettitte), committed to short-term deals with key place holders (Kuroda, even Logan to some extent), and plugged holes from within with guys like Nova, Phelps, Claiborne, etc. But the pitching has worked because in-house guys have proven up to the task, key injuries have been largely avoided, lower-level pitchers still look like they have bright futures, and there’s still hope that guys like Pineda and Banuelos could have an impact in the fairly near future. The pitching situation isn’t perfect, obviously, but it’s not the complete disaster that the offense is right now.

    I think there was a plan, it just wasn’t drastic — no all-out salary dump or all-in purge of prospects for big leaguers — and that attempt to do a little of both hasn’t worked on the offensive side.

  594. ron June 27th, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    Why not take a gamble on ian stewart?
    What can it cost,and how can he not be better than adams?
    Cervelli should be back soon,so a catcher should nbot be a top concern.
    If i’m the Yankees,i look too either make a huge trade,or keep our top prospects,and try for a brosius,swisher type of trade.
    3b,and 1b should be our top 2 priorities.

  595. igotid88 June 27th, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    tbone1570 June 27th, 2013 at 5:30 pm
    igotid88 June 27th, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    tbone1570 June 27th, 2013 at 4:48 pm
    igotid88 June 27th, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    Another good start from Hughes. Yes he got some help in the 3rd. But that makes up for other games where things didn’t go his way. Second straight start with 0 run support
    ———————————————
    Yes a good start from Hughes today, but you should mention that in his prior start he let in 5 earned runs in only 6 innings. Sometimes run support won’t fix an outing like that.
    —-

    Yea but this is his 5th start where got little support.

    —————————————————-

    His ERA in games where the teams scores 2 or less runs is 5.88, which is a full run worse then his full year ERA (4.82 after today).
    ——

    A lot of that is the 7er .2ip against Seattle. They average 2.75 runs when he gives up 2er or less this season

  596. mick June 27th, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    Make of it what you will. Mr. Prufrock declined to answer follow-up questions on the matter.
    ========
    As is his M.O.

  597. tomingeorgia June 27th, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    blake,
    Same stuff, works great on a whole pork butt too, if you’re willing to pull it!

  598. luis June 27th, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    blake June 27th, 2013 at 6:11 pm
    You know what…..some of you just need to STFU…..I’m going to call Nick now! ……oh yea

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

    Nick,

    Are your hips ok?? ;) or is it your drinking arm :D

  599. mick June 27th, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    Same stuff, works great on a whole pork butt too, if you’re willing to pull it!
    =====================
    Blake is willing to pull it.

  600. Nick in SF June 27th, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    After watching today’s game, I need both drinking arms. :cry:

  601. yanks61 June 27th, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    This is what Mr. Prufrock posted, on the question of whether a commenter here was actually Daily News reporter Mark Feinsand:

    …Yoo-hoo! Just dropping in from my little pied-a-terre on the Riviera to say what a great job I think Cash & the Stein boys are doing! Toodles, now!”

    Fair enough, Nick. I’m not trying to tie you in with any of my remarks. It’s late at night and I’m more than a little tired. I shouldn’t have overreacted. I’m sometimes short on emotional intelligence myself. But I’ve really had enough – since a very long time ago – of the “Wise One’s” silly insuations and his smart -a** arrogance. That said, I haven’t commented on those attributes since the infamous exchange of over a year ago. And I have no intention in wasting any more of my time, now or in the future, with him on this or any other subject. So he can toodle to himself all he likes.

  602. Run it Out June 27th, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    ….they’ve needed offense for like 3 years now and the need has gotten more pronounced every year.
    —————-
    That is a point that is often overlooked here. It may be because last years postseason was many months ago but remember how anemic they were against Detroit and how futile they were with RISP last year. Lack of timely offense has been an ongoing problem for a while.

  603. Jerkface June 27th, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    Not going into whether or not anyone here is actually a paid shill, but they do exist. Especially for electronics companies where a lot of their rep is based on online communities. Microsoft hired a PR Firm to basically post as commenters in the peanut gallery of gamign websites when they were losing the PR battle on their latest system.

    Other companies do it as well.

  604. luis June 27th, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    Chad,

    Very good post… Thanks ;)

  605. Nick in SF June 27th, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    On that sad note, I have an appointment soon, so I must bid you all au revoir auf wiedersehen.

  606. mick June 27th, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    Hey yanks61 how ya been?

  607. blake June 27th, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    Nick in SF says:
    June 27, 2013 at 6:13 pm
    If you’re calling to invite me to join you for a cajun filet biscuit and some sweet tea, invitation accepted.

    Alright!

  608. mick June 27th, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    I was once accused of being Cashman but we all know the truth about that…

  609. luis June 27th, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    Nick in SF June 27th, 2013 at 6:18 pm
    After watching today’s game, I need both drinking arms.

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

    :lol:

  610. luis June 27th, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    I am out too… Have a good one guys… Nick, I will e-mail Chad to give you my e-mail…Later all

  611. J. Alfred Prufrock June 27th, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    I like Chad and especially appreciate his background in milb ball and his detail on prospects in our system, I don’t his personal powers extend so far As to knOw who here is a shill for the Yankees. On that I’ll trust my own judgement.

  612. blake June 27th, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    Tom,

    Do you brine yours first? Smoke it 1.5 hrs per lb? What temp?

  613. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 27th, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    Drive-by:

    GO JAYS!!!

    See ya!

    :)

  614. tomingeorgia June 27th, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    blake,
    If you are talking brisket, I don’t brine it, but I rub it at room temperature about three hours before throwing it on the smoke. I try to use 200-230 degrees. If you can keep the temperature there, then you can leave it on for hours. When the interior temp is about 180 or so, you’re ready to go.

  615. yanks28 June 27th, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    Welcome to 1965. I don’t know what kind of GM job Cashman thinks he’s doing, but when your cleanup hitter is Vernon Wells, well, let’s just say you’re not gonna win a lotta games.

  616. chicken_stanley June 27th, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    A few days ago there were several posts indicating the Yanks were interested in Trumbo… anyone heard/read/seen anything similar? I would LOVE to see him in pinstripes (even if the price is fairly steep)

  617. blake June 27th, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    tomingeorgia says:
    June 27, 2013 at 6:50 pm
    blake,
    If you are talking brisket, I don’t brine it, but I rub it at room temperature about three hours before throwing it on the smoke. I try to use 200-230 degrees. If you can keep the temperature there, then you can leave it on for hours. When the interior temp is about 180 or so, you’re ready to go.

    Thanks….that jives pretty well with what I’ve read. N I’m gonna try and do one this weekend I think.

  618. Against All Odds June 27th, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    Warning Track Power June 27th, 2013 at 6:08 pm
    Against All Odds June 27th, 2013 at 6:06 pm
    Warning Track Power June 27th, 2013 at 5:59 pm
    Against All Odds June 27th, 2013 at 5:54 pm
    Blake’s minor scare served it’s purpose it calmed things down.
    ——————————————————————————-
    Blake is responsible for the many number of people here who’s blood
    pressure rose to dangerous levels

    —————

    True but he it did give us a good laugh.
    ————————————————————————————-
    Best laugh of the day for me since I was accused of
    being Mark Feinsand

    ———————

    See it all worked out :)

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