The LoHud Yankees Blog

A New York Yankees blog by Chad Jennings and the staff of The Journal News


Yankees to face Garza on Wednesday

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jul 23, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

While the Yankees are trying to upgrade their lineup, the Rangers have already upgraded their rotation.

Yesterday’s trade for Matt Garza has jostled the Texas rotation slightly. Alexi Ogando is still scheduled to come off the disabled list to start tonight’s game in Arlington, but Garza will slide into the rotation for Wednesday’s game. Derek Holland will slide back a day to start Thursday’s series finale. The Rangers’ Thursday starter had been TBA.

In theory, the Yankees should be perfectly familiar with Garza, who spent three seasons with the Rays and has a career 4.48 ERA in 12 games against the Yankees. But this isn’t exactly the Yankees roster he’s used to facing.

Seven current Yankees who have fewer than seven career at-bats against him, and another — Brett Gardner — has just 14 at-bats against him. The only current Yankees with at least 20 at-bats of experience against Garza are Robinson Cano (career .345/.387/.655 hitter against him), Lyle Overbay (.256/.289/.326), Ichiro Suzuki (.286/.286/.476) and Vernon Wells (.276/.300/.310).

 
 

Advertisement

178 Responses to “Yankees to face Garza on Wednesday”

  1. Jerkface July 23rd, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    I was the one who said Soler was going to sign with the cubs. They had a deal worked out before he was eligible to sign, so it was technically all a formality. HOWEVER, if another team beat the price I think he would have signed. The Cubs offered a major league deal and a lot of money (even though it was structured advantageously for the cubs).

    When players sign with teams or agree with teams, its usually because they are blowing away/beating the rest of baseball. The dodgers blew away everyone on Puig. Oakland blew away everyone on Cespedes (especially by granting him FA after 4 years). The cubs blew everyone away on Soler.

    Toronto and Texas were actually neck and neck on Darvish. Cry about the posting fee all you guys want, but its non-luxury taxable, goes to help the NPB (think charity), and guarantees them exclusive rights to one of the most exciting right handers in the world with massive international appeal.

    The Yankees are busy doing stupid stuff to try and bring in revenue streams (Ichiro *cough*) and miss a gigantic opportunity on a male model looking, 6 pitch throwing, 25 year old pitcher that is currently near the top of the league in ERA in his second season.

  2. Jerkface July 23rd, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    If they were smart they would have grabbed Kuroda and Darvish, and let Andy sit in retirement.

  3. Chip July 23rd, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    Rich in NJ July 23rd, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    “Adams had 128 plate appearances, not exactly a cup of coffee. He was not a good defensive third baseman. He wasn’t hitting. The Yanks clearly want to win this year. He got sent down, big surprise.”

    So playing Cruz was the way to win this year????
    ——————–

    If you aren’t going to get offense from your 3b then you might as well get defense from him.

    Yes, Adams had gotten his walk rate up. After 0 in his first 80 getting 9 in his next 40 was an improvement but it’s not like it was good.

  4. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 23rd, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    repost:

    “As you know an arbitrator has more leeway than a court in admission of evidence. Still, Braun’s situation and AROD’s rest or fall on the evidence against them individually. I don’t think it would be considered. It shouldn’t be in my view.”

    austinmac – I really can’t see where that would be admissible.

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

    Laugh at me all you want. I still say that the Sux are alerted to drug tests. And nobody here can say otherwise with any authority.

    Now if someone here for whom I had great respect – and there are many – laughed at me, I might take at least a little umbrage. But hearing G. Love – who has admitted to not being able to process life after a Yankee loss – talking about someone going down the rabbit hole! Well LMFAO!!!!!

    And it must be a full moon because I see that Unknown – who had actually behaved for a while – going back into his childish high-fiving stage.

    Oh well. Just another day at the office.

    P.S. Sux are being alerted to drug tests. Either that or Ortiz has been working very hard on his craft.

    :D

  5. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 23rd, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    And for G. Love, Unknown, and the other one, don’t remember the screen name -

    Shhh! The Black Sox scandal was a figment of your imagination, and no NBA refs ever threw games! Now you just go back and play with the new puppies.

    :)

  6. Rich in NJ July 23rd, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    If you aren’t going to get offense from your 3b then you might as well get defense from him.

    Yes, Adams had gotten his walk rate up. After 0 in his first 80 getting 9 in his next 40 was an improvement but it’s not like it was good.
    _

    One has a chance to get better. But hey, they can always begin developing tomorrow, or next week, or next month, or next year, or some…time.

    If they had a decent player, fine. Cruz sucks. Stick with the kid.

  7. ManningRules July 23rd, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    Laugh at me all you want. I still say that the Sux are alerted to drug tests. And nobody here can say otherwise with any authority.

    As if it wasn’t stupid enough the first time around, you felt the need to repost it?

    It’s akin to walking into the same glass door twice. You just feel dumber the second time around.

  8. Nick in SF July 23rd, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    Is there some rule that forbids Adams from developing with regular playing time in AAA?

    Asking for a friend.

  9. Wave Your Hat July 23rd, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    “One has a chance to get better. But hey, they can always begin developing tomorrow, or next week, or next month, or next year, or some…time.”

    I think they were hoping ARod would get back, and Cruz was a short term band-aid because Adams wasn’t working out. My guess is Cashman is looking for a third baseman as we speak.

  10. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 23rd, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    “It’s akin to walking into the same glass door twice. You just feel dumber the second time around.

    And you know this how?

  11. Rich in NJ July 23rd, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    Nick in SF July 23rd, 2013 at 3:25 pm
    Is there some rule that forbids Adams from developing with regular playing time in AAA?

    Asking for a friend.
    _

    Is there some rule that you have to ask?

  12. ManningRules July 23rd, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    Nick, at 26 I think it’s time to let him work it out here and see what happens. I’m with Rich on this one. If he fails, he fails. He won’t be the first to be good in the lower levels and suck in the show, but I’d be curious to see…

  13. Rich in NJ July 23rd, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    There is one real way to acclimate yourself to the ML, play there and keep playing there.

  14. Jerkface July 23rd, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    Is there some rule that forbids Adams from developing with regular playing time in AAA?

    Asking for a friend.

    In the end a player needs MLB play time. Adams has hit consistently well in the minors, so I’m not sure what there is to develop at that level for him.

  15. ManningRules July 23rd, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    And you know this how?

    oooooooooo, burn!!!

    , he said in the most immature, childish voice he could manage.

  16. ManningRules July 23rd, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    Garza will win 9 games for Texas the second half. Bank on it.

  17. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 23rd, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    “As if it wasn’t stupid enough the first time around, you felt the need to repost it?”

    Right. “ManningRules”. That’s the other, er, Yankee screenname I was trying to think of.

    Because you consider something to be stupid doesn’t make it stupid. Only stupid to you.

  18. Wave Your Hat July 23rd, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    “There is one real way to acclimate yourself to the ML, play there and keep playing there.”

    If the fact you are sure of is that Adams was about to start on a hitting tear, then it is easy to reason backwards to that advice. My guess, that Nick in SF’s friend is thinking that the Yanks didn’t think that was likely.

  19. Nick in SF July 23rd, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    “Is there some rule that you have to ask?”

    It’s not a rule, per se, but more of a musical charge from the greatest band to ever come from Manchester:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyaSQLlS5e8

  20. Wave Your Hat July 23rd, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    And I thought the tail end of this outdated thread was going to be a PED discussion free zone.

  21. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 23rd, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    “oooooooooo, burn!!!

    , he said in the most immature, childish voice he could manage.”

    Which appears to be effortless for him ALL of the time.

  22. Rich in NJ July 23rd, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    “If the fact you are sure of is that Adams was about to start on a hitting tear, then it is easy to reason backwards to that advice. My guess, that Nick in SF’s friend is thinking that the Yanks didn’t think that was likely.”

    It’s merely risk/reward.

  23. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 23rd, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    “And I thought the tail end of this outdated thread was going to be a PED discussion free zone.”

    Happy to oblige.

  24. Wave Your Hat July 23rd, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    “t’s merely risk/reward.”

    Yes, but in your calculation winning this year has already been discounted to nearly zero. Evidently the Yanks haven’t discounted this year yet.

    Whether that’s right or wrong is a different issue, one we are likely in agreement on.

  25. Wave Your Hat July 23rd, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    “Happy to oblige.”

    Thanks. The field is wide open on the current thread.

  26. ManningRules July 23rd, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    Didn’t you say “bye” like four times today?

    Please do that. Or go cry about something – or share some BS story about your exes or some other nonsense that nobody here gives a hoot about?

    Seriously. Calling something stupid isn’t immature. It’s just calling it what it is. And your theory of why other teams are good is, well, stupid.

    It’s fine we disagree. You certainly don’t have to respond. Really. Totally fine.

  27. Rich in NJ July 23rd, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    “Yes, but in your calculation winning this year has already been discounted to nearly zero. Evidently the Yanks haven’t discounted this year yet.”

    Not mine, theirs. Wells, Hafner, at times Youk and Ichiro, have absolutely sucked, yet they continue to play.

  28. MTU July 23rd, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    G. Love-

    Saw your response from earlier.

    Thanks for the kind words.

    I will endeavor to persevere.

    :)

  29. Rich in NJ July 23rd, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    Cruz is suckiing hard now.

  30. Chip July 23rd, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    Jerkface July 23rd, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    Is there some rule that forbids Adams from developing with regular playing time in AAA?

    Asking for a friend.

    In the end a player needs MLB play time. Adams has hit consistently well in the minors, so I’m not sure what there is to develop at that level for him.
    ————–

    By all accounts he was having trouble because pitchers were busting him in and then getting him to expand his strikezone away. If it was just that alone I think they would have kept him here. But learning how to adjust to ML pitching and strategy while at the same time trying to learn how to play a new position isn’t easy. So you let him go to Scranton, get comfortable playing 3b so that when he comes back up he’s not worried about learning how to play defense, just how to hit at this level.

  31. Wave Your Hat July 23rd, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    “Not mine, theirs. Wells, Hafner, at times Youk and Ichiro, have absolutely sucked, yet they continue to play.”

    Rich in NJ, I am not defending the Yankee 2013 roster construction. Just their decision to send down Adams given their apparent objectives.

  32. Chip July 23rd, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    Rich in NJ July 23rd, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    Cruz is suckiing hard now.
    —————-

    And my guess is that when Nix comes back – which should be soon – he’ll be the regular 3b. Or Adams will come back up or Mustelier will come up. But right now the Yankees are getting solid defense out of Cruz and, if you’re not scoring runs then you have to do everything you can to prevent the other team from scoring them.

  33. Nick in SF July 23rd, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    “Nick, at 26 I think it’s time to let him work it out here and see what happens.”

    “In the end a player needs MLB play time…”

    Perhaps so, and yes, a player does need MLB play time. But the premise presented above was that sending Adams down meant they weren’t yet interested in developing him. Maybe so, maybe no.

    If it was two weeks ago, I might go along with the “Adams has nothing left to learn in AAA” idea [although playing regularly is probably more valuable to him right now than sitting on the Yankee bench -- and I know, the argument is that he should be playing for the Yanks and not sitting on their bench], but I can’t sign up for that just days away from the triumphant return of commenter randy.

  34. ManningRules July 23rd, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    in my mind Adams > Cruz in all seven days of the week.

    I say he should play, and if he continues to struggle and they’re losing, deal with it then.

    Oh, wait.

    Never mind. Let him play now and just stay there till ARod or Puke comes back.

  35. Wave Your Hat July 23rd, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    ManningRules-

    Would you mind taking your repartee with trisha to the current thread, since she has graciously agreed to go there?

  36. UnKnown July 23rd, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    1. I don’t have any new puppies or even a dog for that matter.
    2. The only one using their imagination is you.
    3. What you purpose is so ridiculous that only you think it. No one else in this entire universe believes that, so either everyone is wrong and you are right OR well you know the rest of it…

  37. Chip July 23rd, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    Rich in NJ July 23rd, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    “Yes, but in your calculation winning this year has already been discounted to nearly zero. Evidently the Yanks haven’t discounted this year yet.”

    Not mine, theirs. Wells, Hafner, at times Youk and Ichiro, have absolutely sucked, yet they continue to play.
    ——————

    Say what?

    The Yankees are about to bring in Soriano so that Hafner doesn’t have to play. Youk was playing fine until he got hurt. Ichiro is playing well after a bad start to the season and they handed Zoilo Almonte LF so that Wells wouldn’t have to play.

  38. Rich in NJ July 23rd, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    “And my guess is that when Nix comes back – which should be soon – he’ll be the regular 3b. Or Adams will come back up or Mustelier will come up. But right now the Yankees are getting solid defense out of Cruz and, if you’re not scoring runs then you have to do everything you can to prevent the other team from scoring them.”

    Nix is a bench player. I suspect he is Miguel Cairo in disguise.

  39. Rich in NJ July 23rd, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    “Say?

    The Yankees are about to bring in Soriano so that Hafner doesn’t have to play. Youk was playing fine until he got hurt. Ichiro is playing well after a bad start to the season and they handed Zoilo Almonte LF so that Wells wouldn’t have to play.”

    Exciting stuff, huh?

  40. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 23rd, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    “Manning Rules” – and calling someone a pissant isn’t insulting, it’s just calling it what it is – PISSANT.

    “Please do that. Or go cry about something – or share some BS story about your exes or some other nonsense that nobody here gives a hoot about?”

    And I’ll add stupid to it, pissant, just calling it what it is. Because anyone who continues to read posts that are nonsense and nobody here gives a hoot about (talk about hubris) – well, is stupid.

    It’s fine we disagree. You certainly don’t have to respond. Really. Totally fine.

    :)

  41. champ809 July 23rd, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    repost

    champ809 July 23rd, 2013 at 3:38 pm
    Again with Pedroia he’s a good player gets the most out of his talent but again his #’s are skewed because of his home ballpark. Any right handed pull hitter will see his #’s spike in Fenway. It’s the reason why they prioritized guys like Napoli and Gomes in the offseason.

    Cano on the other hand as evidenced by his splits is not home dependent in his production. It’s 1 of the reasons Robbie’s considered 1 of the 5 best hitters in the game. Pedroia is not in that conversation.

    Just this year alone Cano may hit 40 HRs whereas Peedy will be lucky to hit 15

  42. ManningRules July 23rd, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    ManningRules-

    Would you mind taking your repartee with trisha to the current thread, since she has graciously agreed to go there?

    Na, I’m done. I couldn’t agree more.

  43. Wave Your Hat July 23rd, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    “Nix is a bench player. ”

    If the Yanks are looking to win this year, Nix is the better choice right now. He may be a bench player, but right now so is Adams.

  44. Rich in NJ July 23rd, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    Tell me when Youk was playing fine, Chip?

    http://www.baseball-reference......;t=b#month

    The first few days of the season?

  45. Nick in SF July 23rd, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    Are we not now in the current thread?

    Existential LoHud crisis?

  46. Rich in NJ July 23rd, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    “If the Yanks are looking to win this year, Nix is the better choice right now. He may be a bench player, but right now so is Adams.”

    Looks are deceiving.

  47. Jerkface July 23rd, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    Ok Chip that is actually something one can work on in the minors at the stage Adams is at in his career, a new position. (supposing he isn’t an outfielder moving to another OF position).

  48. G. Love July 23rd, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    Okay. I’m convinced. The Red Sox are being tipped off by MLB to when the drug tests are happening.

    All of the MLB is just a ploy to make sure the Red Sox are better than the Yankees.

    The Umpires, the players, the broadcaster and even the elements such as wind/rain/heat are all in cahoots with Boston.

    While there’s absolutely no proof of this, I’m thoroughly convinced.

    Chad? Get on this. It’s your Woodward and Bernstein moment. I smell a Pulitzer here (at least I think that’s what that is). Just make sure you rely on a good Deep Throat. That’s what she said.

  49. Rich in NJ July 23rd, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    Why do the RS need to be tipped off? Even if they use and are caught, their players pay no price.

  50. eb03 July 23rd, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    it’s certainly very possible that either A the red sox dont get tested or B their players are warned in advance when they will be tested. the more likely explanation for them never getting caught is that they cheat better than every other team, they use undetectable drugs and dont leave paper trails. the only other explanation is that every red sox player is clean, but we all know thats not the case.

  51. Nick in SF July 23rd, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    I just hope Sauron doesn’t get tipped off that Pedroia’s coming, or we’re all screwed.

  52. john smith July 23rd, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    I’m fairly sure the Yankees are not going to the playoffs this year. Just too many injuries and too little flexibility to make moves.

    Kind of stinks we are basically looking at 2+ years of mediocrity unless they go back on the plan to stay under $189 million. If the team had stayed healthy this year I think it would have been a last hurrah before really hitting the skids in 2014. The Yankees were definitely a playoff team before all the injuries hit.

  53. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 23rd, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    “What you purpose is so ridiculous that only you think it. No one else in this entire universe believes that, so either everyone is wrong and you are right OR well you know the rest of it…”

    Because you consider it ridiculous doesn’t make it so. And you don’t know the thoughts of everyone in the universe. And I guarantee you that probably nobody believed that NBA refs were throwing games either.

    Perhaps you have a better explanation for why 37-year-old Ortiz is having the year he’s having, why the whole lineup is hitting it off the charts, and why Iglesias, who couldn’t hit his way out of a papr bag, is tearing the cover off the ball?

    Henry and Selig are best of friends. The Sux were losing fans and attendance daily. Selig has shown to be shady. You would doubt he’d do that for his friend? I don’.

  54. Chip July 23rd, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    Rich in NJ July 23rd, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    “Say?

    The Yankees are about to bring in Soriano so that Hafner doesn’t have to play. Youk was playing fine until he got hurt. Ichiro is playing well after a bad start to the season and they handed Zoilo Almonte LF so that Wells wouldn’t have to play.”

    Exciting stuff, huh?
    —————–

    As opposed to what? In case you haven’t noticed the Yankees are playing their backups’ backups. Guys who could have contributed from Scranton (Mustelier, Boesch) have been hurt too. With the exception of Youkilis there’s not a single injured Yankee whose stint on the DL is attributable to age so you can’t bang them for not foreseeing this with their old roster.

    You’re not excited by this team…congratulations, you’re not the only one Rich. But seeing David Adams walk once every couple of games wasn’t going to make the team any better or more exciting than it is now.

    Would I be thrilled if the Yankees sent down Austin Romine so he could get his swing back together, handed JR Murphy the starting job and he ran with it? Absolutely. Is it fun knowing that after Cano’s at bat I can basically go read a book and not worry about missing the Yankees offense do anything until Gardner is due up again? No. But what’s your solution?

    Again, the season sucks right now. The plan (as far as we know) sucks right now.

    David Adams being sent to AAA because he was brutal at the plate and in the field is not the reason why.

  55. eb03 July 23rd, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    g. love, it’s been displayed time and time again that MLB will attack its golden goose – the yankees. so what better way to attack their golden goose than to help the yankees’ “chief rivals”

  56. john smith July 23rd, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    Ortizzle is a cave troll, juicing on mithril

  57. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 23rd, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    “All of the MLB is just a ploy to make sure the Red Sox are better than the Yankees.”

    Not better than the Yankees. Good enough to fill fenway again. The previous two years have been catastrophic for them.

    Selig and Henry go way back and have been in cahoots before. Is it really that far-fetched that Selig would tip off Henry? I don’t think it is.

  58. john smith July 23rd, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    Because you consider it ridiculous doesn’t make it so. And you don’t know the thoughts of everyone in the universe. And I guarantee you that probably nobody believed that NBA refs were throwing games either.

    No actually you are a crazy person.

    Reminds me of Denethor son of Ecthelion

  59. UnKnown July 23rd, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    Okay and then how are all the Sox players sworn to secrecy after they leave the team and never mention anything to anyone about being tipped off or anything. I mean this scheme would be pretty hard and involves way too many individuals to seem plausible.

  60. eb03 July 23rd, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    Henry and Selig are BFFs.

  61. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 23rd, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    “Why do the RS need to be tipped off? Even if they use and are caught, their players pay no price.”

    Agree.

  62. MTU July 23rd, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    May I recommend a book ?

    “Conspiracy theory made simple” by the Asian author Maken Mi Para Noid

    Very concise and easy to read.

    Covers all the basics of conspiracy theory: coverups, bribery, grand schemes, the Bildergergs, etc.

    No stone left unturned and something usually found under every rock.

    A pure joy to read.

    :)

  63. Chip July 23rd, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    Rich in NJ July 23rd, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    Nix is a bench player. I suspect he is Miguel Cairo in disguise.
    ————————–

    Again, I don’t disagree with you – but right now he’s a better major leaguer than David Adams.

    I have no doubt, none at all, that Gary Sanchez will be a better catcher and hitter than Chris Stewart – doesn’t mean that Gary Sanchez should be playing in the majors right now.

  64. Chip July 23rd, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    Rich in NJ July 23rd, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    Why do the RS need to be tipped off? Even if they use and are caught, their players pay no price.
    ———————–

    Alex paid the same price for his positive test that Ortiz paid for his – because PEDs were not banned in baseball when they were caught using.

  65. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 23rd, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    “Okay and then how are all the Sox players sworn to secrecy after they leave the team and never mention anything to anyone about being tipped off or anything. I mean this scheme would be pretty hard and involves way too many individuals to seem plausible.”

    Don’t you remember when Lou Merloni talked about how the players were primed by one of their doctors on the use of steroids and how he immediately had to take it back because of a firestorm after he said it? And the same with Kevin Millar talking about Jack Daniels in the clubhouse on ESPN and then immediately retracting it? Maybe there is some kind of code of silence.

    I admit it seems implausible, but I trust nothing about Selig, and he and Henry go back a long way.

  66. eb03 July 23rd, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    it’s human nature to want to protect the red sox, like it’s human nature to want to procreate and propogate the species

  67. G. Love July 23rd, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    Unknown,

    The Red Sox clearly are secretly doping their players. The players just don’t know they’re being doped up. They deliver the PED’s through the gentle touch of Peter Gammons hands.

    They’re also secretly making sure all PED’s are out of their systems before they take urine tests.

    That way when players are run out of Boston, as they often are (like Crawford, Manny, Beckett, Agon, etc), they don’t know they were drugged and don’t speak about about it.

    Now does it make sense?

  68. blake July 23rd, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    fake peter gammons supplies urine samples for all Red Sox players that are about to be tested.

  69. ManningRules July 23rd, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    You guys need your own conspiracy thread. Just where you can go and talk about JFK and the Red Sox. And cats.

  70. blake July 23rd, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    Daniel Barbarisi ?@DanBarbarisi 5m
    Scout: “He doesn’t walk because he is still very aggressive in the box. He still possesses pull power and the ability to drive in runs.”

    pull power…..K. Long special!

  71. eb03 July 23rd, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    it’s not implausible trisha. Merloni said that the red sox taught players to properly inject steroids, then was ripped by the countless boston shills in the media, at which point he did a 180

  72. ManningRules July 23rd, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    Unknown,

    The Red Sox clearly are secretly doping their players. The players just don’t know they’re being doped up. They deliver the PED’s through the gentle touch of Peter Gammons hands.

    They’re also secretly making sure all PED’s are out of their systems before they take urine tests.

    That way when players are run out of Boston, as they often are (like Crawford, Manny, Beckett, Agon, etc), they don’t know they were drugged and don’t speak about about it.

    Now does it make sense?

    This makes much more sense than most.

  73. roxy1 July 23rd, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    You conspiracy theory nuts are most likely unbalance, and most definitely New York-centric. You think everything and everybody everywhere is obsessed with the Yankees and everything NY. And you have no idea have incredibly wrong you are about that.

  74. ManningRules July 23rd, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    This one time, at band camp….

  75. ManningRules July 23rd, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    “ou conspiracy theory nuts are most likely unbalance, and most definitely New York-centric. You think everything and everybody everywhere is obsessed with the Yankees and everything NY. And you have no idea have incredibly wrong you are about that.”

    Umm…I’m by no means defending the crazy woman, but guy, you’re on a Yankee blog.

  76. G. Love July 23rd, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    eb03,

    I don’t necessarily believe MLB wants to attack the Yankees any way they can. They go out of their way to honor Mo and Jeter all the time.

    I do think MLB has it in for Arod because he’s lied so many times about his drug usage and I think they didn’t like George outspending and driving up salaries/payrolls.

    That said, if what George was doing were wrong, teams all would be bankrupt yet they all seem to be able to afford to sign their own players.

    But I don’t think that the league wants to squash the Yankees. The Yankees draw huge in road games helping their opponents make a lot of money. They also generally bring in huge ratings which helps advertising rates stay high.

  77. Niblick July 23rd, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    Trisha, I think you’ve been out in the sun too long. Either that or you’re a complete whacko. Face the facts. Get a grip on reality. The sox have a lot of good hitters. The Yanks don’t.

    By the way, your consistent use of the word “sux” is really, really, really juvenile.

  78. pat July 23rd, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    Joelsherman1
    Tony Clark, 1 of nicest guys have met in game, was named to newly created Deputy Executive Director of Players Association

  79. pat July 23rd, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    Joelsherman1
    MLBPA trying to establish succession leadership plan with Michael Weiner ill, and Tony Clark is a person players trust/respect

  80. eb03 July 23rd, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    you have no idea how wrong you are. you live in America and not you’re not a Yankees fan, you either A dont care about sports at all or B you despise the Yankees. that’s the reality.

  81. comnsnse July 23rd, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    Trish, while I always commend your combative and sometimes cosmic approach to discourse.

    I believe I’ve already stated that the idea of someone, anyone tipping off a favored team a trifle out there.

    Not to suggest that fantasy does not oft times mirror reality. I will submit the question to my Tarot lady for a definitive answer! :)

    I am still waiting for anyone to respond to exactly who has made the decision to obtain another fading star!

    Is it the committee or Cashman?

  82. G. Love July 23rd, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    If Tony Clark’s liner to RF bounced into the stands as a ground rule double in ’04 he’d be one of the most beloved Yankees at Old Timers Day.

  83. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 23rd, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    niblick – I believe they are being tipped off.

    Please do me a favor. It is a favor I would gladly return if I felt the same way about you as you do about me. Don’t read my posts.

    Thanks.

  84. john smith July 23rd, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    Joel Sherman ?@Joelsherman1 1m
    #Pirates DFA’d Brandon Inge, who in past hit LHs/fielded 3b well, so would fit #Yankees need now. But didn’t hit LHs in small sample this yr

    Francesca is probably giddy right now

  85. eb03 July 23rd, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    g love, everything done from luxury tax, to revenue sharing, to capping draft spending, is all designed to hamper the Yankees. it’s not for parity, or some other fictional excuse mlb concocts.

  86. UnKnown July 23rd, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    Now does it make sense?
    ———-

    Well of course!!! Coming to this realization is like a Festivus Miracle! :lol:

    Who’s up first for the “Feats of Strength.” I’ll bring the pole. :razz:

  87. eb03 July 23rd, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    human nature, ladies and gents. human nature, to protect the red sox

  88. Jerkface July 23rd, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    g love, everything done from luxury tax, to revenue sharing, to capping draft spending, is all designed to hamper the Yankees

    Revenue sharing is necessary in a competitive sport, because without credible teams facing the Yankees the Yankees have no business. Draft spending does not hurt the Yankees because they have never been big spenders in the draft. They are routinely outspent in that area by like half the teams in baseball.

  89. comnsnse July 23rd, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    If it’s the committee having received Cashman’s “suggestion” and accepted it then they are beyond stupid, sort of really stupid since I was under the impression we were trying to get under the cap in 2014!

    If it’s on Cashman’s head, put it in the book,he’s even more stupid and this is nothing more than a face saving gesture…….which will do nothing to enhance his reign of error!

  90. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 23rd, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    “I believe I’ve already stated that the idea of someone, anyone tipping off a favored team a trifle out there.”

    comnsnse – I truly believe it’s happening. So at least I can tell you I am sincere in my belief.

    Is it out there? Probably. Is it possible that I am right? Yes it is.

    I wouldn’t have believed NBA refs were throwing games either.

    But thanks for being courteous in your disagreement.

    :)

  91. G. Love July 23rd, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    eb03,

    I agree with you on luxury tax/revenue sharing angle being implemented to attempt to stop us (and other large markets) from just buying all the best players/free agents.

    I do think it’s reprehensible that they didn’t put a salary floor in place where if teams go under it, they lose revenue sharing $ and picks.

  92. john smith July 23rd, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    I believe Santa Claus exists but you can’t prove me wrong. I am sincere in my belief

  93. Giuseppe Franco July 23rd, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    I personally don’t care if Red Sox players are using PEDs and getting away with it.

    I’d just like them to teach the Yanks how to get away with it.

  94. Tackelberry July 23rd, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    G. Love July 23rd, 2013 at 4:06 pm
    If Tony Clark’s liner to RF bounced into the stands as a ground rule double in ’04 he’d be one of the most beloved Yankees at Old Timers Day.

    __________________________________________________

    You mean if it hadn’t bounced into the seats. Fact that it did kept go ahead run from scoring in that game. Also, Clark in game 6 took a 2-0 cookie fastball from a clearly tired Keith Foulke right down the pipe when if he had been sitting on it may have sent the Yankee fans into a frenzy in game 6. Instead, he took it and ended up striking out to end the game, setting up the Sox to win it in game 7

  95. Hans Davenport July 23rd, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    Please do me a favor. It is a favor I would gladly return if I felt the same way about you as you do about me. Don’t read my posts.

    Thanks asking a lot of anyone. Your posts are just so ridiculously funny. I copy and paste them into emails and send them to my friends. They all think that I make the posts up. One told me I should write a book. Trust me you are foolishly hilarious. Some of the best entertainment here. I’m being honest.

  96. UpState July 23rd, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    Wave Your Hat July 23rd, 2013 at 3:26 pm
    RE: Cruz…
    I think they were hoping ARod would get back, and Cruz was a short term band-aid because Adams wasn’t working out. My guess is Cashman is looking for a third baseman as we speak…”

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

    Kevin Frandsen

    31YO …R/R

    123 AB …..3-16 …. .286 (.377 obp)

    RISP = .269

    Perfect decent player to hold the spot till a primo-FA appears or primo-deal can be made.

    (can play 3B / SS / 2B )

  97. G. Love July 23rd, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    Sorry, Tackleberry – brain fart.

  98. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 23rd, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    “I believe Santa Claus exists but you can’t prove me wrong. I am sincere in my belief”

    Absolutely analogous.

    :roll:

  99. ManningRules July 23rd, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    I personally don’t care if Red Sox players are using PEDs and getting away with it.

    I’d just like them to teach the Yanks how to get away with it.

    hahahahah.. That’s funny.

  100. comnsnse July 23rd, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    Trish, I have a copy of the Zapruder film would you like to share some popcorn and conspiracy theories? ;)

    Come on girl don’t take the ribbing seriously because one of these boyos may have need of your legal services when they are caught not picking up after their dogs or urinating against the wall of a house at the Jersey shore! ;)

  101. john smith July 23rd, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    Absolutely analogous.

    :roll:

    It absolutely is. You have zero evidence to back up your belief that Bud Selig tips off the Red Sox to testing and I have no evidence that Santa Claus exists. But we are both sincere so at least we have that going for us.

  102. G. Love July 23rd, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    Considering how often Cashman gets caught with his pants down, I don’t think the Yankees have the right GM in place to execute the kind of cover up we’re talking here.

  103. eb03 July 23rd, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    revenue sharing is not necessary for other teams to field competitive opposition. that is completely false.

    aware that the yankees current regime didnt spend much on drafting…. because they’re idiots. but the capped spending on drafts primarily affects the Yankees going forward, under the faulty assumption that the Yankees actually hire intelligent management in the future

  104. ManningRules July 23rd, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    Sign me up for a “lawyer” that spends this many hours on a Baseball blog.

  105. blake July 23rd, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    Joel Sherman ?@Joelsherman1 4m
    Cashman had said couldn’t make trade with Epstein when ran #Redsox, looked forward to when could, Soriano from #Cubs would do it #yankees

  106. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 23rd, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    “Thanks asking a lot of anyone. Your posts are just so ridiculously funny. I copy and paste them into emails and send them to my friends. They all think that I make the posts up. One told me I should write a book. Trust me you are foolishly hilarious. Some of the best entertainment here. I’m being honest.”

    Your post reminds me of what one of St. Francis’s eventual followers said to him when they were at the king’s banquet for returning crusaders and the friend laughed at something St. Francis said :

    “I always laugh when I don’t understand.”

    And no I’m not comparing myself to St. Francis, just using the situation as an illustrative example.

    Apparently you and your friends are equally yoked. Happy I can keep you entertained.

  107. comnsnse July 23rd, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    bTW Trish, there were more than 3 shots fired in Dallas, and it’s speculated that the one doing the most damage came from a different direction by people who know weapons and ammo!

    A conspiracy you see! Seriously………to me! ;)

  108. UpState July 23rd, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    Joel Sherman ?@Joelsherman1 1m
    #Pirates DFA’d Brandon Inge, who in past hit LHs/fielded 3b well, so would fit #Yankees need now. But didn’t hit LHs in small sample this yr
    ===================================

    INGE :

    36YO ….R/R

    105 AB’s…..1-7…. .181

    vs LHP = .171

    vs RHP = .186

    RISP = .167

    —————————————-

    Consistent.

    No thank you.

  109. bruceb July 23rd, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    :-# why do some emoticons not work?

  110. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 23rd, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    “Sign me up for a “lawyer” that spends this many hours on a Baseball blog”

    When you run your own practice, you make your own hours. Today is an aberration. Typically I’m not here all day with everyone else who can be here all day.

    But thanks for playing.

  111. eb03 July 23rd, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    you may not be comparing yourself to St Francis, but i oft compare myself to Galileo. you can refer to me as Galileo if you’d like. :)

  112. tbone1570 July 23rd, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    comnsnse says:
    July 23, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    Come on girl don’t take the ribbing seriously because one of these boyos may have need of your legal services when they are caught not picking up after their dogs or urinating against the wall of a house at the Jersey shore!

    ————

    Who’s urinating against the house? The dog or the poster? :)

  113. ManningRules July 23rd, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    But thanks for playing.

    No problem, “lawyer”.

  114. comnsnse July 23rd, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    Trish, this blog is providing ample fodder for Dr.Phil’s show.

    I thank all the participants for their input ,but am taking credit for all the best lines myself! lol

  115. Niblick July 23rd, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    Good one, ManningRules!!

  116. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 23rd, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    “Come on girl don’t take the ribbing seriously because one of these boyos may have need of your legal services when they are caught not picking up after their dogs or urinating against the wall of a house at the Jersey shore! ;)

    :D

    They don’t bother me, truly. But I am always happy to respond in-kind!

  117. eb03 July 23rd, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    i oft urinate in White Plains streets, you can call me nate robinson!

  118. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 23rd, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    All of that said, I still believe the Sux are being tipped off to drug testing.

    And nobody here has evidence otherwise.

    Ya nevah know!

  119. comnsnse July 23rd, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    tbone, interesting interpretation of my post?

    Did the t-boning occur in an automobile?

    Jangled the wiring as it were?

    In any case I’m happy you’re up and around and paying close attention!

    Be well. ;)

  120. tbone1570 July 23rd, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue says:
    July 23, 2013 at 4:27 pm
    All of that said, I still believe the Sux are being tipped off to drug testing.

    And nobody here has evidence otherwise.

    Ya nevah know!

    ———————-

    There’s no evidence either way.

  121. ManningRules July 23rd, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    Trish –

    On a serious note – all theories aside. If youre a lawyer, why don’t you break down some of the legal stuff going on with ARod, and how the Union factors in if laws were broken; how far can he take the case – or does it stop with the arbiter? What if the Gov’t steps in since laws may have been broken?

    Thoughts? I mean, I’m a chemist, so I sit in a lab all day looking at my GC and IC and don’t know too much about the serious intellect of a lawyer, so it’s very hard for me to understand all this legal mumbo-jumbo being tossed about.

    You should take some time and put it in layman’s terms so all of us dummies can understand it.

  122. pat July 23rd, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    craigcalcaterra
    Worth it for the picture alone: http://deadspin.com/hey-baseba.....-883673576

  123. Locke July 23rd, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue says:
    July 23, 2013 at 4:27 pm
    All of that said, I still believe the Sux are being tipped off to drug testing.

    And nobody here has evidence otherwise.

    Ya nevah know!

    ——

    Is this a random belief or do you have evidence that they are being tipped off?

    I’d guess that they just haven’t been caught. Tons of players have juiced and not failed drug tests.

  124. comnsnse July 23rd, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    Trish, and some people still believe they will yet find those WMD in Iraq!

    Of course the search will be delayed until after the civil war!

  125. eb03 July 23rd, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    spicy salmon, spicy tuna, spicy yellowtail rolls with miso soup and a bloody mary for lunch, and i find myself having to drop a steaming Ortiz. ta ta!

  126. tbone1570 July 23rd, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    comnsnse says:
    July 23, 2013 at 4:28 pm
    tbone, interesting interpretation of my post?

    Did the t-boning occur in an automobile?

    Jangled the wiring as it were?

    In any case I’m happy you’re up and around and paying close attention!

    Be well.
    ——
    The tboning occurs wherever and whenever possible! ;)

  127. Niblick July 23rd, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    Oh geez, don’t encourage her.

  128. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 23rd, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    “Trish –

    On a serious note – all theories aside. If youre a lawyer, why don’t you break down some of the legal stuff going on with ARod, and how the Union factors in if laws were broken; how far can he take the case – or does it stop with the arbiter? What if the Gov’t steps in since laws may have been broken?

    Thoughts? I mean, I’m a chemist, so I sit in a lab all day looking at my GC and IC and don’t know too much about the serious intellect of a lawyer, so it’s very hard for me to understand all this legal mumbo-jumbo being tossed about.

    You should take some time and put it in layman’s terms so all of us dummies can understand it.”

    Manning Rules – Happy to give you my best shot. On the phone now but will back to do it.

    :)

  129. comnsnse July 23rd, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    Manning well said.

    Now about the lab, do you ever cook up something special?

    I believe you could perform a needed service for the blog in our dark days! ;)

  130. ManningRules July 23rd, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    Can the Yankees forfeit the contract if he’s found guilty of drug use?

  131. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 23rd, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    “Is this a random belief or do you have evidence that they are being tipped off?”

    Totally random belief.

  132. MTU July 23rd, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    Mr. Manning-

    If you were here this AM you would have already benefitted from the expert counsel of one our more esteemed posters.

    Austinmac. Mac for short.

    He is a Lawyer and has had many a run in w insurance Cos.

    If you see him around again you might ask him to answer some of those questions.

    He’s very congenial.

  133. comnsnse July 23rd, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    t-bone, how do I do applause on the computer without emoticons, very funny bounce back!

  134. ManningRules July 23rd, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    Manning well said.

    Now about the lab, do you ever cook up something special?

    I believe you could perform a needed service for the blog in our dark days!

    No sir. I work in an environmental lab, testing soil and water samples for MIBs, VOC, SOC, ect.

    I’m certainly no lawyer. I could only hope to have achieved the intellectual status of such, but my brain tapped out with real courses in college.

  135. Captain Clutch July 23rd, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    I wouldn’t be surprised if the Yanks purposely put out the Soriano rumor just to try and get a different team to come down in price. I am sure that it happens all the time and anything is possible. Keep working those phones Cashman…

  136. comnsnse July 23rd, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    Trish, “random belief”?

    Is that anything like creationism? ;)

  137. blake July 23rd, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    ManningRules says:
    July 23, 2013 at 4:34 pm
    Can the Yankees forfeit the contract if he’s found guilty of drug use?

    No. The penalties for PED use are spelled out in the CBA and although this sort of thing isn’t spelled out directly …..I think it’s be very difficult for them to
    Void his contract because there is no PED language in it according to folks that have read it. Now if he was suspended for life from baseball or something …..maybe ….Im not sure how that would be handled

  138. austinmac July 23rd, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    Trisha,

    I question your Sox argument, but will testify on your behalf an efficient and effective lawyer who runs their own firm can blog during the day.

  139. Locke July 23rd, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    It feels like tons of guys have avoided detection for PEDs, and the fact that few (if any) Red Sox players have been caught is attributable to their luck of the draw. If anything comes up that is evidence of Sox players being tipped I’d be all about it.

  140. comnsnse July 23rd, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    manning, perhaps you might take your special skills to Washington with emphasis on those soil tests.

    It would seem that with all the “fertilizer” generated you could grow anything there.

    Except common sense! ;)

  141. MTU July 23rd, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    Manning-

    “Can the Yankees forfeit the contract if he’s found guilty of drug use?”

    I’m no Lawyer and I am sure the Yankees would love that but I’d have to say no.

    I assume you mean PED’s ?

    If that were possible wouldn’t the Brewers have already declared Braun’s contract null and void ? They will still owe him quite a few Semolians even after he sits this one out.

    I rest my layman’s case.

    :)

  142. ManningRules July 23rd, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    ManningRules says:
    July 23, 2013 at 4:34 pm
    Can the Yankees forfeit the contract if he’s found guilty of drug use?

    No. The penalties for PED use are spelled out in the CBA and although this sort of thing isn’t spelled out directly …..I think it’s be very difficult for them to
    Void his contract because there is no PED language in it according to folks that have read it. Now if he was suspended for life from baseball or something …..maybe ….Im not sure how that would be handled

    Thanks, Blake. As with most things related to the law, google answered it for me in about two seconds after I posted.

  143. Wave Your Hat July 23rd, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    In the Yankee organizational universe, getting Sorianoakes perfect sense. I am amazed they didn’t get him sooner.

  144. Locke July 23rd, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    Is that anything like creationism?

    ARod’s hips might be introduced as evidence against intelligent design.

  145. ManningRules July 23rd, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    That is true..
    I do lack a lot of common sense. Maybe I should work on an elixir. lol

  146. blake July 23rd, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    ARod’s hips might be introduced as evidence against intelligent design.”

    Alex’s hips don’t lie

  147. austinmac July 23rd, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    The simple solution to PED use is give a one year solution and make the contract void able by the club.

  148. Wave Your Hat July 23rd, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    That’s “Soriano makes”.

    The iPhone has odd notions sometimes.

  149. RayVT July 23rd, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    I guess most of you never heard of the good ole boy system. Let’s see Selig & Henry are old & working in a boys game.

    1. Somehow Henry bought the RSox & he wasn’t high bidder.
    2. Somehow the Expo’s owner became the Marlins owner w/o any competition.
    3. Who put the former Dodger owner in place.
    4. Who put the former Texas owner in place. (& the new one too.) (None of which were high bidders.)

    By what reasoning did these moves make sense. All but the last Texas moves were all Selig’s friends in low places.

    Conspiracy or just happen chance! Who knows. Now if by chance you think that Bud helped these friends be owners, then don’t you think he might bend a bit to help them in other ways?

    BTW, the LAD were sold to the highest bidder even though Bud wants to keep small minded owners in the majority. Maybe it was to bankroll his friend! Just saying!!!

  150. MTU July 23rd, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    Manning-

    What type ?

    Biochemist, Analytical, etc.

    Hope you don’t work for DuPont or Monsanto ?

  151. comnsnse July 23rd, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    Manning, you may upset blog decorum by googling something without our “western star’s permission.

    I’ll check as to punishment for your indiscretion! ;)

  152. comnsnse July 23rd, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    Aw, come on Ray, when more than one person knows something it can never be a secret.

    Besides which Bud’s an old used car salesman, he could never pull it off!

    And speaking of pulling it off…….;)

  153. ManningRules July 23rd, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    MTU – I’m inorganic analytical.

    I work mostly with wastewater and drinking water. I do all the normal nutrients stuff, some metals (ICP/AA) and GC stuff MIB and VOC.

    Very boring stuff. I used to have to do all the digestions as well, but my lab finally hired a guy to do that crap

  154. austinmac July 23rd, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    My opinion is likely worth my fee, but I believe the Yankees could try, if they have medical testimony, to get out of the contract by proving his hip issues were caused by PED use. I suspect that’s why AROD likely encouraged his doctor to say they were not related.

    Taking that step essentially terminates any future role on the Yankees.

  155. ManningRules July 23rd, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    But, I’d leave here for Monsanto in a minute. They pay very, very well. I’m like Cano, don’tcha know! I’m leaving (or staying) for the dollar when the time comes! haha.

  156. mnmboys July 23rd, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    Trish – how come the “Sux” weren’t tipped off the past 3 years when they sucked? Is it your theory that it is just this year so they could be good again? It has nothing to do with dumping the monster salaries and bad clubhouse chemistry and getting rid of the jackass Bobby Valentine???

    The past two days it has been the conspiracy that the umps are against us and MLB tipping the “Sux” off to drug testing. Why can’t it just be that our team is decimated by injury and we put all our eggs in ballplayers that are past their prime? Yankees need a plan and throwing more money at past their prime ballplayers doesn’t solve how they will replace the left side of their infield, or 2 of 3 OF spots or C or possibly 1B if Tex is a shell of himself when he comes back or 2B if Robbie walks in FA.

  157. ManningRules July 23rd, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    My opinion is likely worth my fee, but I believe the Yankees could try, if they have medical testimony, to get out of the contract by proving his hip issues were caused by PED use. I suspect that’s why AROD likely encouraged his doctor to say they were not related.

    This seems like a stretch, but I see your point entirely. I would imagine for every ten doctors you can get to testify that the PED caused the damage, you could get ten more to say they didn’t.

  158. MTU July 23rd, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    Manning-

    Ever hear of a company called “LECO” ?

    I worked for them at one time repairing their self-contained analytic labs.

    Mostly they did a lot of mining type stuff( ore samples) but some agricultural too.

  159. RayVT July 23rd, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    comnsnse July 23rd, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    Well car salesman are pretty slick at … well lets just say bending the truth their way.

    Now is he tipping Beantown off? I have no idea.

    I have worked with to many folks that would do so (miltary officers from certain schools, coaches & rich alumni, certain club/organizations, churches, etc.). A special handshake or a special ring gets you off.

    I even worked with a mass murderer who was a deacon in his church & had 2 young children & a lovely wife. Who knew? No one! Everyone was stunned.

  160. Chip July 23rd, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    austinmac July 23rd, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    My opinion is likely worth my fee, but I believe the Yankees could try, if they have medical testimony, to get out of the contract by proving his hip issues were caused by PED use. I suspect that’s why AROD likely encouraged his doctor to say they were not related.

    Taking that step essentially terminates any future role on the Yankees.
    ——————–

    The problem with this notion is that his hips weren’t preventing him from playing. He was playing – for the last 20 days he played and was then sidelined by an unrelated injury.

  161. ManningRules July 23rd, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    I basically use most my knowledge to make better BBQ sauces and dry rubs.

  162. Wave Your Hat July 23rd, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    I just get this weird feeling that if ARod were playing, hitting .325 with 35 dingers and pacing the first place Yanks, while sporting a mid-market contract, ARod suspension/banishment would be a minority opinion around here.

  163. blake July 23rd, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    ManningRules says:
    July 23, 2013 at 4:54 pm
    I basically use most my knowledge to make better BBQ sauces and dry rubs.

    I approve of this use of brain cells

  164. MTU July 23rd, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    Ray-

    Good thing you never took confession with that dude.

    It might have been your last. Much worse than just a few “hail Marys”.

    ;)

  165. blake July 23rd, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    “I just get this weird feeling that if ARod were playing, hitting .325 with 35 dingers and pacing the first place Yanks, while sporting a mid-market contract, ARod suspension/banishment would be a minority opinion around here.”

    Of course.

  166. ManningRules July 23rd, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    Ive never heard of them, MTU.

    The money is in agriculture. There is no real money for a chemist anyhow in pharma or enviro. In fact, I have a very good friend who works for Pfizer; the rights you sign away at that place is like a prison.
    No chemist or microbiologist has ever gotten credit for anything they did in someone elses lab.

  167. MTU July 23rd, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    Manning-

    From what I hear you should get a Nobel Prize in that area for your creative and original work.

    :)

  168. mnmboys July 23rd, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    Wave – you are absolutely right. Do you think A’s fans are wishing suspension for Colon or Texas fans for Cruz?

  169. MTU July 23rd, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    Manning-

    Right now Pfizer is on my absolute sh*t list as they are the ones who made the rabies vaccine that made my Mop so sick.

  170. blake July 23rd, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    @McCulloughSL: Jeter on Soriano: “I have to be honest with you. I don’t watch many Cubs games. I barely watch our games.”

  171. ManningRules July 23rd, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    Oh really? Well, you can bet that if that’s the case, they’re as untouchable as the day is long.
    Pfizers biggest payroll is the field team of lawyers they use to break people who have issue. And I’m sure, upon simple request, they have a “side effect” list 400 pages long that you should have read thoroughly before trusting the vet.

    I’m sorry to hear it, bud.

  172. blake July 23rd, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    @BryanHoch: Yankees lineup at Texas: Gardner 8 Ichiro 9 Cano 4 Overbay 3 Wells DH Nunez 6 Lillibridge 5 Mesa 7 Romine 2 Hughes RHP

    Girardi has out

  173. blake July 23rd, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    Outdone himself

  174. Shame Spencer July 23rd, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    pat – You’re a great poster.

  175. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 23rd, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    “Aw, come on Ray, when more than one person knows something it can never be a secret.”

    Which is why we never heard boo about the doctor instructing Sux players in the use of injecting steroids until Merloni dropped it, and Merloni played for them how many eons ago? And then we never heard about it again? And the same with the Jack Daniels?

    Come on. You’ve heard about the code of silence in different venues I’m sure.

    Ray – THANK YOU! Good Lord, I didn’t think the dots were so hard to connect. I guess when you know the back story, it’s easier to understand the suggestion.

    :)

  176. MTU July 23rd, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    Manning-

    I am still going after them. Win, lose, or draw.

    I’m sure they hate adverse publicity.

    They better make some attempt to make it right or we’re going to make them uncomfortable.

    My Vet says we should be able to recover at least some of our lost dinero.

    I hope she is right because they definitely owe us for what we and he have been thru.

  177. MTU July 23rd, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    New one —->

  178. ManningRules July 23rd, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    I wish you the best, MTU.

    Fact is, they’re like the Yankees. They can waste money you can’t even imagine. The blue pill keeps them rolling in it. I hope they take care of you.


Sponsored by:
 

Search

    Advertisement

    Follow

    Mobile

    Read The LoHud Yankees Blog on the go by navigating to the blog on your smartphone or mobile device's browser. No apps or downloads are required.

Advertisement

Place an ad

Call (914) 694-3581