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Pitching matchups vs. Twins

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jul 12, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Tonight
RHP Hiroki Kuroda (7-6, 2.77)
vs.
LHP Scott Diamond (5-8, 5.52)
7:05 p.m., YES Network

Saturday
RHP Phil Hughes (4-8, 4.55)
vs.
RHP Samuel Deduno (4-4, 3.90)
1:05 p.m., YES Network and MLB Network

Sunday
LHP CC Sabathia (9-7, 3.99)
vs.
RHP Kyle Gibson (1-2, 7.27)
7:05 p.m., YES Network

 
 

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87 Responses to “Pitching matchups vs. Twins”

  1. Mordot11 July 12th, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    This silence on Jeter is starting to worry me. Has anyone heard anything?

  2. austinmac July 12th, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    I would love to sign McCann. Sanchez is in his second year in Tampa while hitting with good power is only hitting in the .260s. Many still question his defense. You can’t run a team on long term hopes. Too many good players is ultimately not a problem.

  3. Warning Track Power July 12th, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    Mordot
    No report yet. Everybody is eagerly awaiting the results.

  4. Wave Your Hat July 12th, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    austinmac-

    Regardless of whether McCann would or would not be a good pickup, he will sign for too many years and too much money for the Yanks.

  5. Chip July 12th, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    Wave Your Hat July 12th, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    austinmac-

    Regardless of whether McCann would or would not be a good pickup, he will sign for too many years and too much money for the Yanks.
    ——————

    3 yrs $13/year fair?

  6. 86w183 July 12th, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    Fitting McCann into the payroll could be tricky, but he’s a very good fit for the next 2-3 years unless you think a combination of Cervelli/Stewart/Romine/Murphy will be adequate. I could see him catching 100 games, DH for about 15-25 and 1B for another 15-25.

    First things first….. which potential FA will be Yankees in 2014? Once we know that and the 2014 payroll and Alex’ status with his health and MLB investigations THEN we can evaluate potential acquisitions and their respective costs.

  7. fantasygame101 July 12th, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    I am still waiting for a move that makes sense. The ishikawa thing is a no brainer non sense move.

  8. Wave Your Hat July 12th, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    “3 yrs $13/year fair?

    How do you figure? I think he’s got to go for significantly more than that.

  9. tomingeorgia July 12th, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    Another first for Mo. Has any other player had an airliner named for him?

  10. Jerkface July 12th, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    Another first for Mo. Has any other player had an airliner named for him?

    Matsui

  11. tomingeorgia July 12th, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    Jf, was that JAL?

  12. 86w183 July 12th, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    I think Pan-Am christened one “The Yankee Clipper” back in the day

  13. john smith July 12th, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    How do you figure? I think he’s got to go for significantly more than that.

    I think McCann will get 4-5 years @ 14-16 million a year.

  14. Wave Your Hat July 12th, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    “I think McCann will get 4-5 years @ 14-16 million a year.”

    What is he, 29? 5 years at least. Maybe 6. $16M AAV may be right, unless a couple of teams get aggressive. Which could easily happen, the sport is sloshing in money right now.

  15. john smith July 12th, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    What is he, 29? 5 years at least. Maybe 6. $16M AAV may be right, unless a couple of teams get aggressive. Which could easily happen, the sport is sloshing in money right now.

    Yadier took less years and money than you are thinking .. and he’s better than McCann.

  16. Wave Your Hat July 12th, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    “Yadier took less years and money than you are thinking .. and he’s better than McCann.”

    I don’t think Yadier is a great comp because he wasn’t a free agent.

    Anyway, I do have to disappear for a while.

  17. 86w183 July 12th, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    Molina got 5 years, $ 75 M at about the same age as McCann.

    McCann should get slightly less… maybe 4 or 5 years @ $ 14 per.

    All depends on the competition for his signature.

    The only givens for the 2014 lineup are Jeter, Teixeira, A-Rod, Wells, Ichiro and I guess Zoilo Almonte. Of course something could change Alex’ status.

    If no Cano I guess we assume Adams is front runner at 2B

  18. john smith July 12th, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    I don’t think Yadier is a great comp because he wasn’t a free agent.

    Anyway, I do have to disappear for a while.

    That’s why I bumped McCann up to what Yadier got. If both hit the market Yadier would get more.

  19. yankee21 July 12th, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    I don’t think McCann leaves ATL, they won’t let him go as a FA.

    Despite the injuries, he can still play and is one of the top 4-5 hitting catchers in the big leagues and has been for years. On top of that he is a fan favorite.

    ATL is a streaky team offensively and they need his stick in the middle of the line-up. For him to be freed up to bolt would leave a gaping hole in a line-up that hits HRs and strikes out, alot.

    If I’m wrong, NYY should be all over him and not wait 1-3 years for Murphy or Sanchez to save the day.

  20. blake July 12th, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    “Fitting McCann into the payroll could be tricky, but he’s a very good fit for the next 2-3 years unless you think a combination of Cervelli/Stewart/Romine/Murphy will be adequate. I could see him catching 100 games, DH for about 15-25 and 1B for another 15-25.”

    my favorite solution to this is to forget about the budget and try to win…..

  21. yankee21 July 12th, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    You really can’t go wrong with Yadier or McCann. I’d take either if they were available.

  22. blake July 12th, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    “I don’t think McCann leaves ATL, they won’t let him go as a FA.”

    I think they will…..he’s from there so maybe in the end they’ll cave but they are kept on a pretty tight budget by their ownership and Gattis playing as well as he has might give them enough confidence to let him walk…..It might depend on if he’ll give them a discount or not…..he could I don’t know.

  23. yankee21 July 12th, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    Speaking of budgets, how dumb was ATL ownership in inking BJ Upton to a contract that may very well preclude them from re-signing a superior player?

  24. coney1 July 12th, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    Jack Curry ?@JackCurryYES 3m
    Cashman said he will discuss Jeter’s MRI later this afternoon.

    –Not a good sign

  25. Bad Scooter July 12th, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    So Puig blew off Luis Gonzalez and then McGwire sort of when he confronted him? Two steroid abusers, who cares? Give the kid a break. The media built him up over a few weeks and now are trying to tear him down just as fast.

  26. MTU July 12th, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    They could have had AJ P. on a 1 yr deal.

    Or a 1yr. w an option.

    He’s having another decent yr. in Texas.

    Lot cheaper than McCann, and way less of a commitment.

    ;)

  27. comnsnse July 12th, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    86W, so with all the obvious needs you note does the thinking by some that they let Cano walk make any sense?

    The problem here is there are too many spoiled fans who probably came of age when the Yankees began their climb from the depths of the 60′s and then the 80′s.

    There is no birthright that suggests the Yankees must be competitive every year, but the instant gratification crowd will not abide it!

    Time are a changing and with the cap and other organizations securing income streams from over air rights almost every team has the money to spend so one of the advantages the Yanks had is moot.

    The new formula for every team is build from within especially pitching which imo the org. is doing, judicious trades from a position of org. depth and selective FA signings.

    But to say dump Cano with all his talent and bring in players at a position of org. strength is ludicrous.

    Note how every one of the McCann boosters conveniently does not mention Murphy whom most have be beating the drum to call him up. Maybe he and Stewie do the catching next year and if we trade we do so for Jeter,Arod replacements and a power producing RF and DH.

    This org. may suffer a few years of regrouping pains and they have waited too long to address them.

    But painful tho it may be for some impatient folks here it must be done.

    If you want an analogy in NY it would be the Ranger org. who have wasted millions trying to paper over bad drafts with foolish and expensive FA signings while continuing to be a middle of the pack org. treading water.

  28. tomingeorgia July 12th, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    Hello, Mister MTU,
    Hope things are settling down in tough times.

  29. blake July 12th, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    “Speaking of budgets, how dumb was ATL ownership in inking BJ Upton to a contract that may very well preclude them from re-signing a superior player?”

    looks bad right now…..to be fair though he’s been a better player than this pretty much his whole career…..but yea they’d be better off had they just went with the 1 Upton this winter though….

  30. Jerkface July 12th, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    Upton may be better than he is hitting now but not ever as good as the contract he got.

  31. comnsnse July 12th, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    Blake, “my solution for this(current morass) is don’t worry about the money just win’!

    30 seconds to say you were just shining your acolytes on or lose any respect for future opinions!

    Have you ever run a successful business using that neanderthal approach? ;)

  32. ConcernedCitizen July 12th, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    Jack Curry ?@JackCurryYES 3m
    Cashman said he will discuss Jeter’s MRI later this afternoon.

    Crap.

  33. comet July 12th, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    Hey Mtu! Good to see you back. Sorry to read that you are going through some tough times.

    Hey Tom how was dinner out last night?

  34. blake July 12th, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    “Upton may be better than he is hitting now but not ever as good as the contract he got.”

    probably not no…..but a lot of players are over paid. There margins aren’t such to deal with it as well as other teams though which is a problme.

  35. comnsnse July 12th, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    Blake, that’s wonderful hindsight with the Uptons.

    But they still owe the money and is this not one of the principal reasons the Yanks are in the crapper now?

  36. tomingeorgia July 12th, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    Hey, comet!
    Dinner was terrific, a real Low Country Boil that was spot on, great sausage, shrimp and ultra-fresh corn.

  37. 86w183 July 12th, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    Comparing the Yankees to the New York Rangers is absurd.

    Since 1940 one of them has won ONE Championship the other has won TWENTY

    Cano will cost at least twice as much as McCann in total $$$ and maybe more. I didn’t advocate for the move, just pointed out that if the Yanks DO lose Cano and Granderson THEN an offer for McCann would make sense.

    A McCann/Murphy combo is what I would see them ending up with in that scenario.

  38. MTU July 12th, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    Tom-

    Yup. But we are finally starting to get little pieces of better news.

    Thanks Comet. Appreciate the positive sentiments.

    It’s like we got hit with a flash flood of bad news and have been slowly but surely clearing away whatever debris we can.

    Some of it is gonna take a while.

  39. Captain Clutch July 12th, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    It sounds like Jeter is going to miss a lot more time now. It really stinks that every player that has come off the DL has gone right back on it. Oh well.

  40. bruceb July 12th, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    Cashman said he will discuss Jeter’s MRI later this afternoon.

    Worrying. But if it turns out the injury is more than minor, they only have themselves to blame. The latest in a series of knucklhead decisions by our much-vaunted GM.

  41. Hankflorida July 12th, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    Because of Hal’s cap, I think the Yankee figured that in 2014 Boesch would take Granderson’s spot. Boesch had 1370 at bats with the Tigers and hit 42 home runs or 4% while Granderson with the Tigers had the same 4% and went to 6% when he joined the Yankees. In order to get under the 189 million, the team for next year would be Boesch, Suzuki, Gardener, Welles, Almonte, Text, Cano, Jeter, A-Rod, Nunez, Stewart, Cervelli and maybe Cruz. There could be some adjustments depending on what players they could get that fits their pocketbook. When it came to politics, “it’s the economy, Stupid! When it come to the Yankees, it’s the cap, stupid!

  42. tucker July 12th, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    Unusual for Jeter to come out of a game, particularly his first game in 9 months. Hope it’s just a mile quad strain and something that can heal completely with a couple of days rest.

  43. john smith July 12th, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    There is definitely something wrong with Jeter. Usually if the MRI or x-ray is clean we hear about it soon after the results come in.

  44. delvec19 July 12th, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    2013: The year the Yankees came crashing down. This season keeps getting worse and worse. Makes sense that the #13 is involved though.

  45. comnsnse July 12th, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    86, are you really that dense, what do the number of championships have to do with this discussion of how build a foundation for success in 2014 and beyond given all the factors I’ve mentioned?

    The key points being wasteful spending sprees on FA’s and lousy drafts leading to more wasteful spending and middle of the pack results.

    In this case the only way the past is prelude to the future is to build from within first and if necessary eat dirt for a few years

    McCann/Murphy, now there’s a great way to grow Murph, catching once or twice a week. See how well that’s working for Romine?

    And I repeat there is NO need to acquire catching when they fully intend to keep Stewart and ? low cost and address more immediate needs in other areas.

    Blog seer was trading our best player for Castellanos, is he a catcher?

  46. ConcernedCitizen July 12th, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    I wonder what happened? Grade 2 strain or something? Guess it was silly to hope that the MRI would come back clean.

  47. Nick in SF July 12th, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    Hankflorida, my quote about Albee was not directed at you but rather back at myself. It was also an off-key reference to a Cole Porter song:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-CSb3Xe06s

  48. Captain Clutch July 12th, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    Whenever Cashman has to talk about the results instead of just releasing it you know it’s bad. Hopefully it’s not 2 months bad.

  49. implosion July 12th, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    No way on this earth is not at least 15 more days off for Jeter. Yanks scrambling to cover up and not be blamed for rushing him back. It will make us sellers which in the long run is good. Jeter was not saving this sinking boat of old used up garbage.

  50. comnsnse July 12th, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    Hank, if I understand your post you are comparing Boesch with Granderson at a particular stage of their careers?

    And imputing then that Boesch will be at least as good as Grandy.

    Maybe I’m looking at the wrong guy but Boesch is a lumbering average OF with an over long swing who has been dumped by the Tigers and subsequently picked up by the team collecting more garbage than the NY sanitation dept.

    But he’s the answer? How about over Almonte? Maybe the Yanks move Grandy or lose him to FA but as for me I’d make him an offer of one year with a player option at a cost of perhaps 12mm. for the one year.

  51. comnsnse July 12th, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    Nicky boy, you’re a Cole Porter fan?

    My favorite composer and the most literate in American musical history.

    Which should also satisfy you desire for “historical accuracy”, yes? ;)

  52. Frankg July 12th, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    Pirates, O’s Swap Russ Canzler, Tim Alderson

    By Steve Adams [July 12 at 1:38pm CST]

    The Pirates have acquired Russ Canzler from the Orioles, according to his agent, William Appleton (Twitter link; hat tip to Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com). Kubatko tweets that the Orioles will receive right-hander Tim Alderson in the deal. The Orioles PR department has confirmed the move.

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/

  53. 86w183 July 12th, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    comnsnse —-

    There’s further evidence why you are the most criticized poster here.

    I’m not dense, I’m refuting your inane claim that the Yanks have had “middle of the pack” results just like the NY Rangers. Middle of the pack means missing the playoffs, something the Yanks have only done once in almost two decades.

    Take a reading comprehension course and maybe a Dale Carnegie one as well.

  54. Nick in SF July 12th, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    comnsnse, I’m not sure why you haven’t figured this out yet, but your current modus operandi here has led a wide swath of commenters to either ignore you or criticize you. Playful, light-hearted banter works with people who are both familiar with each other and fond of each other. You are not particularly familiar with anyone here and very few here appear to be fond of you.

    You’re free to post whatever you want within the blog’s terms of service (although referring to someone as an anal twit, or something similar, is probably out of bounds) and address your comments to whomever you please. I doubt anyone anyone enjoys being hounded and berated, however. If your purpose here is just to trash talk and annoy people, you’re doing a good job. If it isn’t, maybe it’s time to reboot and try a new approach.

    That’s free advice, worth at least what you paid for it. No need to reply.

  55. Hankflorida July 12th, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    comnsnse July 12th, 2013 at 2:53 pm
    Hank, if I understand your post you are comparing Boesch with Granderson at a particular stage of their careers?

    And imputing then that Boesch will be at least as good as Grandy.

    I am saying that the Yankees were so intent on adhering to the cap that they were not going to sign Granderson for Swisher’s money. They jumped on Boesch as a cheaper version based on his statistics in Detroit and factoring in the right field porch at the Stadium, and I do not know if Boesch could raise his home run production like Granderson did from 4 to 6 percent. I would sign
    Granderson and play him with Boesch for more of a power outfield, but repeating Hal’s mantra,
    “it’s the cap, stupid!

  56. jlyanks85 July 12th, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    This jeter injury is def a DL stint otherwise cashman wouldn’t be discussing it. Grander’s MRI came back a hour later the other day.

    Just dumb decisions by the Yankees to rush jeter when he wasn’t ready, now he’s probably missing another month or so.

  57. Captain Clutch July 12th, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    @PeterBotte

    Cashman doing a presser at 3:40. Doubt he’d be doing one if Jeter is OK/day-to-day.

  58. RhapsodyInBlue July 12th, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    Nick without a doubt the most literate poster here.

    Cole Porter a great composer but when you consider Gershwin’s body of work spans only 18 years as he died at age 37 you come away with a different opinion.

    Porter lived and composed into his 80s, Irving Berlin lived to over 100 years.

    And we all know what opinions are like.

  59. Tar July 12th, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    Comnsnse= WCYF

    Even if they are not the same, they are the same.

    My money is its him.

  60. RhapsodyInBlue July 12th, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    Excuse me Gershwin’s body of work span only 16 years.

  61. Captain Clutch July 12th, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    Maybe now Cashman will realize that just because Arod, Jeter and Granderson are close to coming back it doesn’t mean anything. Granderson, Tex, Youk and now Jeter came back and were lost again immediately. Hopefully this will change his thinking for the trading deadline.

  62. comnsnse July 12th, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    86, chill please, as for criticism I revel in it when it comes from certain people., since theey often dig a deeper hole which I am only too happy to fill with a special material.

    For the moment not you as I’m in a forgiving nature today.

    Hello, pay attention and don’t slap your head.

    My analogy was/is that managing a franchise by spending is no longer the direction to go and one must build from within.

    The Ranger organization has been egregious in this respect and are thus “middle of the pack” now and in the past by virtue of poor management and bad business plans.

    Stay with me here, The Yankees in my analogy find themselves in a similar position by virtue of similar management decisions and need to mend their ways to the new MLB model.

    Are you feeling it now that bolt of cosmic light, you misunderstood because you failed Nuance 101.

    Fear not I am here to assist you through the process.

    Now as to criticism, I am not above being criticized and I do comprehend extremely well…………when a poster actually understands what I’ve said and responds with fact and logic not simply opinions or beliefs!

    Now as for the courses you have graciously recommended, reading comprehension, be serious even a dolt wouldn’t make that observation.

    Dale Carnegie, why? Do I not insult with diplomacy and gentle humor/

    Criticism, do you really appear to be a portrait of frailty to you or anyone else here?

    Have a nice day, I mean no disrespect or harm to your ego, so I could be nicer if you agree to be smarter! ;)

  63. Nick in SF July 12th, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    “Nick without a doubt the most literate poster here.”

    Thanks much, but I have to disagree. We have some highly educated, well read folks that post here. I struggle to keep up while I study the tables of obscure international soccer leagues.

    Today I’ve got my money on Dinamo Zagreb, currently leading 2-0 over Osijek, This is far from an enlighted or educational pursuit.

    This isn’t literate either, but I give a top recommendation to the documentary “20 Feet From Stardom” — lots of great music and very interesting to boot.

  64. Captain Clutch July 12th, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    Jeter is still listed on the roster so hopefully that is good news. Or they could just be keeping it there until Cashman tells everyone the bad news.

  65. comnsnse July 12th, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    86, substitute I for you in the frailty line. ;)

  66. champ809 July 12th, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    Sanchez is most likely not three years away…He’ll most likely play most of the second half of this season at AA Trenton and could be in AAA Scranton next season. Unless he has a major regression he should be major league ready for the 2015 season…about 1 1/2 years away.

    Also all you ever hear is how much improved he is a defensive catcher and up until recently he was throwing out about 40% of would be baserunners.

    In the meantime you have JR Murphy tearing the cover off the ball in AAA and may even make his major league debut this season.

    Would McCann be a good FA sign next season….yes. However would that be the smartest way to invest dollars considering those facts if you are operating under what is for all intents and purposes a hard cap #?

  67. Doreen July 12th, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    Re: Jeter’s injury and rushing him back.

    First, the “rush” was exactly one day. He was going to be in tonight’s lineup.

    Second, he was DH-ing and not playing the field, which was easing him in.

    Third, can anyone guarantee that Jeter would not have had something similar happen had he played in Scranton last night? Jeter being Jeter would have run full throttle there just as well as here, especially if he wanted to prove there were no lingering issues with the ankle.

    If you want to double think it, this is the issue, to me – that the decision was made quite late and it was a quick turn-around for Jeter, after the game in Scranton and then a day game in NY.

    We’ll never really know. We still don’t know yet what the actual situation is. Perhaps Cashman was busy with the HOPE Week stuff and was just putting off this news for the more appropriate time.

    Or it’s really bad news. In which case, what else is new this year? Could anyone honestly say that when Jeter didn’t take his last at-bat last night that they had the thought that something had gone wrong? I did. It just fits in the 2013 script. :( (Or maybe just a little bad, in that he’ll be out until after the ASB, which is what we all thought a long time ago anyway.)

  68. Hankflorida July 12th, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    Nick in SF July 12th, 2013 at 2:46 pm
    Hankflorida, my quote about Albee was not directed at you but rather back at myself.

    Do you mean that what goes on here with comnsnse and some of the other bloggers does have some resemblance to Albee’s Zoo Story?

  69. Doreen July 12th, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    Obviously, was typing this and didn’t see the most recent post about the Cashman press conference.

    :(

    I stand by my 1, 2 and 3 points.

    But it sure does seem like this is not going to even a little okay. :(

  70. blake July 12th, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    “Would McCann be a good FA sign next season….yes. However would that be the smartest way to invest dollars considering those facts if you are operating under what is for all intents and purposes a hard cap ”

    there isn’t a whole to to invest in really…..all the good players are locked up to extensions. McCann is probably the best and safest FA out there aside from Cano…..

  71. jlyanks85 July 12th, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    The all star break was coming up and we are playing the twins, there was no reason to bring him up. Yankees even said they weren’t going to bring him up until he played back to back 9 innings games and he didn’t even play one 9 inning game since the ALCS game 1.

  72. Nick in SF July 12th, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    “Also all you ever hear is how much improved he is a defensive catcher”

    We used to hear that about Montero too. Making great strides with his defense. No reason it can’t be true in Sanchez’s case but it could also be more Yankee propaganda.

  73. comnsnse July 12th, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    Gershwin , you seem to take great umbrage when I laud Porter’s works over your fave Irving.

    Are you really serious when you deny Porter was the most literate composer or are you just being cute?

    “Over There”, God Bless America and his many wonderful songs do not begin to compare with the ethos of “Every Time We Say Goodbye” or try reviewing the genius in “Be A Clown”.

    Which might be a good introductory theme song for the blog creatures! ;)

  74. Nick in SF July 12th, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    “Do you mean that what goes on here with comnsnse and some of the other bloggers does have some resemblance to Albee’s Zoo Story?”

    No, I just meant that I need to brush up on my Albee if I want to understand what some of the more literate commenters are talking about!

    Ambiguous Jeter news on the next thread. :arrow:

  75. RhapsodyInBlue July 12th, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    “Someone to watch over me” was written in 1926, hard to believe isn’t it?

  76. comnsnse July 12th, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    Nick, do you read BA where scouts, farm directors and other personnel people give their assessments of prospects?

    Sanchez has come a long way ,has pretty good stats for PB’s, errors and throwing out runners. Even tho some of those stats can be deceiving most account say he has improved dramatically.

    Now if we were discussing the Dodgers you would have a point as I believe ‘history” would indicate they’ve made an art form of over rating prospects in trades.

  77. RhapsodyInBlue July 12th, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    Btw Gershwin is not my favorite, I like Porter as well. But in choosing my name here nothing is more appropriate in my mind in describing the NY Yankees than Rhapsody In Blue.

  78. comnsnse July 12th, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    Gershwin, eloquent as is “Our Love is here to Stay’.

    A brother’s love.

  79. 86w183 July 12th, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    comnsense —

    I understood completely that your analogy makes no sense. Your discourse is rude, but trust me it takes much more than self important blather from anonymous twerp to hurt my feelings.

  80. 86w183 July 12th, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    i’m out here… have a day all

  81. comnsnse July 12th, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    Gershwin, eloquent and poetic. Bene’

  82. chicken_stanley July 12th, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    On the way to the airport tuned in to ESPN radio… Colin Cowherd and SVP were gushing about Sharknado. Shame – I, too thought you were joking. Now that I know a sharknado is real (after all they made a movie – it must be true), I have another natural disaster that I must live in fear of.

  83. comnsnse July 12th, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    86, forgive my impertinence but you are both ignorant and arrogant.

    Ignorance may be countered by education which in this instance I tried to provide.

    When ignorance is combined with arrogance however , it is a waste of time and any attempt at correction only creates more friction than light, because it’s the arrogance that defies solution.

    Today’s thought, “A man is apt to complain of the “ingratitude of those who have risen above him”. Sorry to have disturbed your slumber.

  84. comnsnse July 12th, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    86, your stuttering!

  85. comnsnse July 12th, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    Nicky boy, again nicely massaged! ;)

  86. comnsnse July 12th, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    Blake,@3:28 but your begging the question I posed. Are you suggesting Cano be moved for McCann and as you noted “nothing much out there”?

  87. comnsnse July 12th, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    Nicky, being one of the more literate and erudite posters on this site do you think my posts are “blather”?

    I ask because I note with some satisfaction that much of my vocabulary and bon mots have been incorporated by the very folks who are attacking my person?

    Frankly, I believe I’ve been an uplifting addition to this more often than not mundane forum.

    What say you? ;)


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