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Jeter expected back tomorrow; Hafner to the DL

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jul 27, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Derek Jeter

Derek Jeter played a simulated game this afternoon at Staten Island. He faced one of the Yankees low-level minor league pitchers, got eight at-bats, and simulated events in the field. If he still feels good tomorrow — which is the expectation — he’ll be at shortstop for the Yankees.

“It’s obviously someone we’ve been waiting for a long time (to get back),” Joe Girardi said. “We had him for one day. We won that game. Hopefully his ratio continues.”

That one game at DH, the Thursday before the All-Star break, is Jeter’s only “game” action since finishing off a minor league rehab assignment earlier this month. He ran the bases the previous two days, and he today went to the Yankees short-season affiliate to basically pretend to play.

“They simulated the best they could,” Girardi said. “Ran first to thirds, singles, second to home. Had him stand and take ground balls; kind of stand there and simulate as much of a game (as possible). You can be in tremendous shape, but playing shape is a little bit different because you’ve got to get used to the standing around, starting and stopping, so we had him do all of that. As of right now, he came out very well, so we’ll see how he feels tomorrow.”

Girardi made it clear he expects to use Jeter in the field tomorrow, not at designated hitter.

The Yankees will be without struggling Travis Hafner for at least 15 days. He was put on the disabled list after today’s MRI revealed a strained right rotator cuff. Hafner was dealing with a shoulder issue earlier this season but said just a few days ago that it had cleared up quickly after a mid-May cortisone injection.

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93 Responses to “Jeter expected back tomorrow; Hafner to the DL”

  1. Barry July 27th, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    Something Good.

  2. Hans Davenport July 27th, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    Luis, from the last thread there is no need for you to reply. I was agreeing with you 100%. Most all of the time I do. The sins of the father have come to get the sons.

  3. yankeefeminista July 27th, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    Go Jeet!

    luis, I definitely see that C. is drifting toward 3B. Interesting about his being upright/stiff, Pat M. I hadn’t noticed that. If I can find the time, I need to go back and look at video.

  4. Rich in NJ July 27th, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    Even Jeter probably can’t turn around this clown car of a team that Hal has foolishly assembled.

    Sell and buy a fleet of yachts.

  5. luis July 27th, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    No problem Hans! i just wanted to be sure what you wanted to say bro ;)

  6. luis July 27th, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    yankeefeminista July 27th, 2013 at 5:05 pm
    Go Jeet!

    luis, I definitely see that C. is drifting toward 3B. Interesting about his being upright/stiff, Pat M. I hadn’t noticed that. If I can find the time, I need to go back and look at video.

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

    YF,

    If he is too upright, he can’t finish his pitches… This would explain the inordinate amount of cookies over the plate we saw last night.

    In any case, I do think he can fix this and be effective going forward.

    Like with Nova… I have the outmost confidence that he will prevail ;)

  7. eb03 July 27th, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    Archie!!!!

  8. eb03 July 27th, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    the venezuelan and “bro” again. it’s forced. come on luis, quit forcing it. let it come to you. :)

  9. luis July 27th, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    Randy if you are still around,

    Good post about Tampa… I was wondering if the Yankees were trying to help Warren develop the CU last night ( it was a blowout anyway )… At some point, he threw 5 in a row, which I thought at the moment to be very dumb pitching wise, but maybe it was for the best in the end?

  10. Hans Davenport July 27th, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    luis July 27th, 2013 at 5:06 pm
    No problem Hans! i just wanted to be sure what you wanted to say bro ;)

    I’ll agree what I was doing was piling on.

  11. bruceb July 27th, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    Why not just DFA Hafner? He’s not going to get much playing time, if any, when he gets back. Don’t waste any more money on paying his masseur please.

  12. luis July 27th, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    Why don’t you force your way out of the blog?

  13. Hans Davenport July 27th, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    luis July 27th, 2013 at 5:06 pm
    No problem Hans! i just wanted to be sure what you wanted to say bro ;)

    We are cool, Hombre.

  14. yankeefeminista July 27th, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    Luis, he definitely may be more upright the more I think about it (just from memory). He doesn’t have the fluidity, length that he normally does. But why? That would make me think that something might be a little sore, knee, back…? Unless he is off because of the weight loss… Hard to say.

    Yep, I agree. As for Vato, you know how I’ve always felt about him as a pitcher, considered him a future ace, as you did. Very proud of him.

  15. luis July 27th, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    Not you Hans ;)

  16. luis July 27th, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    I mean you are cool Hans.. I was answering to another poster

  17. Pat M. July 27th, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    Rich in NJ……It’s a mess at 161st & River Ave.

  18. J. Alfred Prufrock July 27th, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    eb03 July 27th, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    the venezuelan and “bro” again. it’s forced. come on luis, quit forcing it. let it come to you. :)
    ///

    What is the point of these posts of yours?

    “Forced”? The guy is the most authentic person here. Knock it off, you’re not clever or amusing.

  19. Hans Davenport July 27th, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    luis, I definitely see that C. is drifting toward 3B. Interesting about his being upright/stiff, Pat M. I hadn’t noticed that. If I can find the time, I need to go back and look at video.

    This is so funny. I guess if the Yankees were a real major league team, with a real pitching coach and manager they would have done this a few games ago. I wonder if they can find the time but hope at least you will. Oh my. They make movies out of stuff like this.

  20. yankeefeminista July 27th, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    At some point, he threw 5 in a row, which I thought at the moment to be very dumb pitching wise, but maybe it was for the best in the end?

    I wish they had had Hughes and others throw the changeup more in the minors — not to Warren’s extreme of course but at least given him/them a mandate to throw the pitch enough to get a feel for it.

    eb03, I am sorry you are having a bad time of it in Florida, but please don’t project that bad feeling onto people here. It isn’t right, and I don’t see how it helps you feel better.

  21. eb03 July 27th, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    silence, bodhisattva. unless you’d like to keep whining about people not liking melky because of his race.

    oh luis, you used to be a gentleman, and now you’re trying to drive me off the blog. is that any way to honor venezuelans?

  22. J. Alfred Prufrock July 27th, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    eb03 July 27th, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    silence, bodhisattva. unless you’d like to keep whining about people not liking melky because of his race.
    ///

    Silence?!? You’re a regular comedian. Too bad you’re not funny.

    And calling me bodhisattva has no particular power to make me go “silent.”

    Why don’t you talk baseball, if you have anything to say about it, and stop that cowardly trolling?

  23. eb03 July 27th, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    alright, fine, feminista.. you spoke to me like a human being, so ill oblige. it doesnt help me feel better, just helps pass the time til tomorrow, when hopefully it’s a better day.

  24. Hans Davenport July 27th, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    luis July 27th, 2013 at 5:14 pm
    I mean you are cool Hans.. I was answering to another poster
    Si comprendo, Amigo.

  25. GregD July 27th, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    Hard to find anything to cheer about today at the Stadium……we got zero going offensively……Nova was superb though…….glad we didn’t trade him like many wanted to

  26. Hankflorida July 27th, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    Austinmac, your triumvirate of Welles, Ichiro and Soriano for next year will cost less then Swisher. What other moves will Hal make in order to satisfy the cap, and will it consist of letting Cano and Gardener exit our stage? I cannot believe that Hal will jeopardize the ratings of YES and the attendance at the Stadium by following the folly that led to the “Horace Clarke Era,” and I want to believe that these injuries that decimated the team will be similar to what happened during the war years when the replacement players ended the championship run of the Yankees; these three years of playing the reserves was only a temporary blip as the team began spending on filling in the spaces as their regular players returned to civilian life.

  27. J. Alfred Prufrock July 27th, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    GregD July 27th, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    Hard to find anything to cheer about today at the Stadium……we got zero going offensively……Nova was superb though…….glad we didn’t trade him like many wanted to
    ///

    GregD,

    Were you there today?

    I’ll be going tomorrow to honor Matsui-San. Very glad my visit coincides with Jeter’s return, too!

  28. eb03 July 27th, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    there was no attempt at comedy… i was politely telling you to mind your own business, bodhi.

  29. luis July 27th, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    No eb03,

    I am not trying to run you out… I just want to be left alone…keep it to baseball and stop trying to be the “Moral Authority” since you have very little of it…

  30. Tar July 27th, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    eb03

    You said the other day when you start losing it, its best if you leave the blog. You also said you haven’t gone to sleep yet. Maybe now is the time to follow your own advice.

  31. GregD July 27th, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    JAP—- I was there today…..I’m sure it will be great tomorrow to honor Matsui!!! And Jeter returning is another bonus

  32. yankeefeminista July 27th, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    GregD, were you there?

    eb03, thank you. And I hope tomorrow is better.

  33. J. Alfred Prufrock July 27th, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    eb03 July 27th, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    there was no attempt at comedy… i was politely telling you to mind your own business, bodhi.
    ////

    My friends are my business. Baseball talk is appropriate. Trolling luis, like you’ve been doing, is not.

  34. GregD July 27th, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    YF—–yes, very little to cheer about but it was a great day fora ball game

  35. yankeefeminista July 27th, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    GregD, I am envious but only on the pitching side of things. I was hoping the “Matsui” game and Nova’s outing wouldn’t be back to back, so that I could see Nova pitch live.

  36. eb03 July 27th, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    morality is my middle name, luis. it’s also my first name and surname. :)

  37. J. Alfred Prufrock July 27th, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    GregD July 27th, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    JAP—- I was there today…..I’m sure it will be great tomorrow to honor Matsui!!! And Jeter returning is another bonus
    ///

    Weren’t you there for his first “return”? :D

  38. yankeefeminista July 27th, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    At least it looked like you got beautiful weather. Tomorrow may not be as nice.

  39. tucker July 27th, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    Did Cashman say that he opposed the Soriano deal? Does anyone have a link? I’d be interested to read that.

    If Cashman did say that, it sure indicates some level of dysfunction in the front office. Not that different from Boston after the greatest team ever assembled got knocked out by that Andino hit nearly two years ago.

    Seems like Hal has relied an awful lot on Cashman, but now if Levine and Hal are making baseball decisions — just scary. Lucchino scrapped with Theo, but at least Lucchino knows something about baseball. Hal’s expertise is being a wealthy man’s son and an above-average weather forecaster. Levine was a New York City bureaucrat who convinced the Yanks to hire him.

    Who’s making baseball decisions?

  40. Hans Davenport July 27th, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    Wait Luis!

    I meant to write, Yo comprendo Amigo. Si?

  41. luis July 27th, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    Primo,

    Thanks, but there is no need ;)

  42. GregD July 27th, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    JAP—–I was there for his one game return……he brought some excitement back…..

  43. GregD July 27th, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    YF——Nova was superb………..striking out the side with two men on was awesome

  44. yankeefeminista July 27th, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    tucker, it just shows the divisiveness within the ranks that Cash is always announcing these things. I can’t recall another GM constantly spouting off like that. Very weird.

    Brian Cashman against Soriano deal – ESPN.com
    http://sports.espn.go.com/new-.....id=6037544 -

  45. luis July 27th, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    Hans Davenport July 27th, 2013 at 5:30 pm
    Wait Luis!

    I meant to write, Yo comprendo Amigo. Si?

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

    Lo dijistes perfecto Hans

  46. comnsnse July 27th, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    Rich, how do you deduce that “Hal has assembled this team”?

    Are you or anyone else including the writer saying that Hal has been the driving force in all personnel moves since George gave up the day to day activity?

    What proof are you offering to support this claim?

    I assume then that you have accepted the writer’s assertion that the GM is essentially a eunuch or minister without portfolio?

    If you believe this then how does one account for the comments made by the writer that Cashman is highly respected and he intends to vote for him when his HOF candidacy comes around? Does this seem a little strange for someone characterized as a “yes man”,albeit well paid?

    As noted in a post on the last thread, eunuchs are known for primarily being servants, and if you believe this to be true, then it would follow he can not be respected for his baseball acumen and the only hall he will be entering should be the one leading to the exit!

  47. Tar July 27th, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    “Who’s making baseball decisions?”

    Even if he’s not making the decisions, why would he put it out there for everybody to read about? Why let everybody know that Soriano wasn’t your choice? Shouldn’t there be one voice from the front office.

    Unless he’s thinking of his next chapter……….. Please let that be it :D

  48. yankeefeminista July 27th, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    GregD, yes, I know. I love being there live to see him pitch. Ditto, our pitchers generally. Wish we had some bats. :(

  49. J. Alfred Prufrock July 27th, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    The last thing I care about is fighting for Cashman’s renewed autonomy.
    ///

    luis July 27th, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    Primo,

    Thanks, but there is no need ;)
    ///

    Got your back, all the same ;)

  50. luis July 27th, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    GregD,

    Nova’s make up is off the charts… Did you see his reaction when he finished the inning when he allowed the run?… He was mad as hell with himself… You want to see that from a pitcher

    In a year or two, he will probably will be the ace of the rotation. Mark my words

  51. yankeefeminista July 27th, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    Tar, well that is the thing. Wouldn’t you keep things in house? Who is Cash trying to impress? Other GM’s?

  52. Hans Davenport July 27th, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    Lo dijistes perfecto Hans

    So now I need to look that up. ;)

  53. luis July 27th, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    Primo,

    i know… Likewise ;)

    Hans,

    You said it perfectly! that’s what I wrote means ;)

    Tar,

    Thanks as well ;) I have to give Cashman credit if he wasn’t on the boat for this trade… But it has his MO written all over ( 37, hairy monster with no plate discipline, scrap heap bin )… And if he wasn’t on it, what is the point in airing his point across?

  54. tucker July 27th, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    YF, thanks for the link.

    Tar — it sure seems like Cashman is looking beyond Pinstripes with these comments. Cashman has preached the pitching and defense theory while developing the farm … Except the development has not been there in recent years, outside some good bullpen arms, Nova, Phelps and Gardner.

  55. GregD July 27th, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    Luis—–he has been great for four straight games……looks like a good trend :)

  56. Hans Davenport July 27th, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    This song goes out to Derek Jeter! Bob Dylan’s “Forever Young”

    “Forever Young”

    May God bless and keep you always
    May your wishes all come true
    May you always do for others
    And let others do for you
    May you build a ladder to the stars
    And climb on every rung
    May you stay forever young
    Forever young, forever young
    May you stay forever young.

    May you grow up to be righteous
    May you grow up to be true
    May you always know the truth
    And see the lights surrounding you
    May you always be courageous
    Stand upright and be strong
    May you stay forever young
    Forever young, forever young
    May you stay forever young.

    May your hands always be busy
    May your feet always be swift
    May you have a strong foundation
    When the winds of changes shift
    May your heart always be joyful
    And may your song always be sung
    May you stay forever young
    Forever young, forever young
    May you stay forever young.

  57. luis July 27th, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    YF,

    That was the story about Rafael Soriano, not Alfonzo Soriano… maybe we are confusing the players?

  58. J. Alfred Prufrock July 27th, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    Tar — it sure seems like Cashman is looking beyond Pinstripes with these comments.
    ///

    We can only hope.

  59. J. Alfred Prufrock July 27th, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    Hans,

    Hear, hear :)

    DJ is our Eternal Boy of Summer.

    May he always be so.

  60. GregD July 27th, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    Hans—-Meatloaf did the best rendition of that song…….:)

  61. luis July 27th, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    Got to go guys… Later hopefully

  62. Hans Davenport July 27th, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    GregD July 27th, 2013 at 5:47 pm
    Hans—-Meatloaf did the best rendition of that song…….:)

    Really? He was crazy. Never heard it. Time for You Tube!

  63. Chip July 27th, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    If Joel Sherman’s sources are correct – that it’s “ownership” (Randy Levine) making the baseball decisions and not Brian Cashman that would certainly explain a lot about the roster building the last couple of years.

    For those fans who want to see prospects come up and make an impact, you can forget about it in a Levine led team. He’s a business man with zero baseball sense and wants names, not players.

  64. tucker July 27th, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    My mistake — I thought Cashman came out against this Soriano deal. Not the Rafael Soriano signing from 2011 — which turned out to be a good signing.

    I just don’t understand how they will use both Al Soriano and Vernon Wells next year and stay under 189. If you want to stick to 189, don’t waste valuable payroll space on these guys … If you plan to blow through 189, then fine.

  65. J. Alfred Prufrock July 27th, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    I don’t think anyone here has any illusions about Randy Levine being an appropriate steward, Chip.

  66. jackamir July 27th, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    Cashman is a weasel and there was no reason to leak his disapproval of attaining Soriano unless he is playing both sides against the middle.. His public is lining up against him and he is feeling a bit insecure.. Truthfully, what has he done for the past 3 yrs. except act like a philandering a-hole that has cashed some big checks with little results..

  67. Pat M. July 27th, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    Rod Stewart’s live version is dynamite. Great guitar licks and a fine looking young lady playing acoustic guitar. Looks like I’ll get to see both Mariano and Derek on their coast swing next week ……San Diego is going to be great. Saw them back in 2002 when The Bombers came through and played at the old Stadium , Jack Murphy / Qualcom Stadium…..Petco is beautiful

  68. J. Alfred Prufrock July 27th, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    http://tracking.si.com/2013/07.....ano-trade/

  69. J. Alfred Prufrock July 27th, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    There was an ESPN one, she must have posted an old link by mistake.

    See SI link above:

  70. J. Alfred Prufrock July 27th, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    Here’s the text:

    New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman advised team ownership not to make Friday’s trade for Alfonso Soriano but was overruled, The New York Post‘s Joel Sherman is reporting.

    Cashman, who has said in the past that he does not like giving up prospects, believed the Yankees’ assets could be spent better than on Soriano, two non-Yankees executives told Sherman.

    The Yankees owe the 37-year-old Soriano about $7 million over the next two seasons after the Cubs agreed to pay most of the $24 million remaining on his contract.

    REITER: Alfonso Soriano’s debut shows he’s no Yankees savior

    Cashman has disagreed with ownership on several key moves in recent years, according to the report, including letting catcher Russell Martin leave as a free agent this past offseason, signing reliever Rafael Soriano for three years and $35 million in 2011 and re-signing Alex Rodriguez in 2007.

    From The Post:

    Cashman would not directly confirm what he advised Hal Steinbrenner, but told The Post: “I would say we are in a desperate time. Ownership wants to go for it. I didn’t want to give up a young arm [Corey Black]. But I understand the desperate need we have for offense. And Soriano will help us. The bottom line is this guy makes us better. Did ownership want him? Absolutely, yes. Does he make us better? Absolutely, yes. This is what Hal wants, and this is why we are doing it.”

    In a press briefing yesterday to announce Soriano’s acquisition, Cashman never directly spoke of his vote against the trade. But when it came to future possible deals to help this year’s club, he said a few times he does not like to give up prospects and he “might need ownership’s help” to convince him to finalize such a trade.

  71. yankeefeminista July 27th, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    Sorry I posted it without reading it, but there you can read the SI one above or Joel Sherman’s here: http://www.nypost.com/p/sports.....fpQ5RVHqOM

  72. Hans Davenport July 27th, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    GregD July 27th, 2013 at 5:47 pm
    Hans—-Meatloaf did the best rendition of that song…….:)

    Yes, very nice. Live with his band an and orchestra backing. Some guy had mixed it with Disney’s Cinderella. Epic.

    Jeter has had a storybook career.

  73. J. Alfred Prufrock July 27th, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    Cashman, who has said in the past that he does not like giving up prospects, except for his best young, closest-to-majors, highest-upside hitting prospects who were in the best position to help mitigate against his aging lineup …. /fixed :)

  74. Hans Davenport July 27th, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    Rod Stewart’s live version is dynamite.

    Hmm? Off to You tube!

  75. joeman July 27th, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    long line of guys that are riding in on their white horses to save the day….BS

  76. ac1 July 27th, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    Thomas Neal added to scranton and hafner on dl. Jeter returns. Who is the other player added to the yankees?

  77. joeman July 27th, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    plain and simple the 3 teams ahead of the NYY in the AL East are just better than them//

  78. yankeefeminista July 27th, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    Josh Norris ?@jnorris427 59m
    Thomas Neal added to SWB, Montgomery activated, Grice to Trenton, Jose Ramirez placed on DL. #Yankees

    JRam pitched yesterday. Hoping it isn’t a real DL move.

  79. blake July 27th, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    Anybody still think this team should be a buyer?

  80. Hans Davenport July 27th, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    Pat M. July 27th, 2013 at 5:55 pm
    Rod Stewart’s live version is dynamite.

    Its a different song then the one Dylan wrote Pat. Lyrics, music, everything.

  81. Hans Davenport July 27th, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    ac1 July 27th, 2013 at 6:06 pm
    Thomas Neal added to scranton and hafner on dl. Jeter returns. Who is the other player added to the yankees?
    Neal went down for Sori.

  82. ac1 July 27th, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    Oh yeah forgot about sori.
    Yikes

  83. GregD July 27th, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    Hans—–Audra Mae and The Forest Rangers did a version too that I like

  84. blake July 27th, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    Cashman, who has said in the past that he does not like giving up prospects, except for his best young, closest-to-majors, highest-upside hitting prospects who were in the best position to help mitigate against his aging lineup …. /fixed ”

    As I’ve said before ….how do we know Cash didnt
    Want to sign Darvish and was told no….go trade for a pitcher who is cheap

  85. J. Alfred Prufrock July 27th, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    blake – You mean to tell me that Hal decided they “needed” another pitcher more than a young bat?

    C’mon.

  86. austinmac July 27th, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    Greg,

    I don’t know the band but love the name.

  87. GregD July 27th, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    Austinmac——-it is a cool name :)

  88. blake July 27th, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock says:
    July 27, 2013 at 6:16 pm
    blake – You mean to tell me that Hal decided they “needed” another pitcher more than a young bat?

    This was two years ago…..before Kuroda and before Andy came back and when the rotation kinda stunk aside from CC…..so yea…..I think the Yankees wanted a good starter …but Hal.didnt want to pay for one…..and that’s how and why the trade happened

    They were still lying to themselves about the offense back then

  89. Bo knows July 27th, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    It’s a witch’s Sabbath out here tonight. Pestilence and woe but mostly unholy glee.

    Let’s see – Cashman will be fired within the year. Hosannas on this site about the light shining through the dark side.

    Then five years of can’t fix Cashman’s mistakes overnight.

    The narrative writes itself.

  90. J. Alfred Prufrock July 27th, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    This was two years ago…..before Kuroda and before Andy came back and when the rotation kinda stunk aside from CC…..so yea…..I think the Yankees wanted a good starter …but Hal.didnt want to pay for one…..and that’s how and why the trade happened

    They were still lying to themselves about the offense back then
    ///

    No, they had Kuroda inked the same day or day after they made that trade.

    And Cashman has been blathering on like a schoolboy ever since about pitching wins and having a dream and other assorted nonsense.

  91. J. Alfred Prufrock July 27th, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    They were still lying to themselves about the offense back then
    ///

    Cashman is in the “they” group.

    He has never expounded about needing bats, only about needing arms.

    His “the offense is fine” is on him.

  92. J. Alfred Prufrock July 27th, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    Bo knows July 27th, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    It’s a witch’s Sabbath out here tonight. Pestilence and woe but mostly unholy glee.
    ///

    You are a fool.

    Unholy glee?

    What for – destroying our baseball team?

    If I had a dollar for every reactionary, butthurt into-the-breach defense you make on Brian Cashman’s behalf, I’d be a rich man.

    You don’t care that the Yankees are miserable, and are content as long as your idealized GM takes no heat for the mess his fingerprints are all over.

    To hell with the team, as long as Cash lives to see another day.

    Got it.

  93. comnsnse July 27th, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    First off, if Randy Levine who basically came on board to shepard the stadium deal with the city is making baseball personnel decisions, this ship has left the dock!

    Second, If Hal Steinbrenner after viewing the results of the season to date and actually seeing the large gap between his club and the three teams above them, and “want’s to go for it”!

    The ship has now hit an iceberg!

    Third, if Cashman is talking to Joel Sherman as has been reported he should be fired immediately for exposing his bosses to ridicule though well deserved!

    When the team finishes this woeful season a baseball hierarchy must be established so that subsequent foolishness and back biting as we are seeing this year becomes a thing of the past.

    Now the question is do you believe an employee would continue to add fuel to the fire and embarrassing the organization if he were sure h’d be back?

    I personally believe that Cashman may indeed make suggestions but what is missing from this equation is , what weight are his suggestions given?

    Does anyone really believe the pap that Levine and Hal are going to over rule the GM on a purely baseball suggestion when they probably don’t watch 50 games a year?

    And why do people resent that “Hal doesn’t want to pay”? What the hell is a budget for if someone doesn’t remind folks that this is a business?

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