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Postgame notes: “The whole season has been a nightmare”

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Aug 04, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Derek Jeter

Derek Jeter made no attempt to hide his overwhelming frustration. Probably couldn’t have masked it if he tried. Last night’s MRI showed a Grade 1 right calf strain, and although the Yankees haven’t said he’ll definitely go on the disabled list, it certainly seems possible.

“It’s been terrible,” Jeter said. “It’s been like a nightmare. The whole season has been a nightmare. I really don’t know what to tell you. I wish that wasn’t the case and we were sitting here talking about something besides another injury. We’ll see what happens. I have no idea.”

Jeter wants to play through it. He played through it three times in the past week, and it seems obvious that he can hardly stomach the idea of a third disabled list stint this season. He said he never felt any pain in the calf during Sunday’s game, but it was bothering when the team got to Los Angeles. He compared the feeling to that of a deep bruise, just kind of some steady soreness that he feels even when he’s not playing.

It seems logical that the problems with Jeter’s right leg are somehow tied to him compensating for his left ankle, but Jeter said he’s not so sure.

“I don’t know,” Jeter said. “All I can tell you about my ankle is that I don’t feel it. If I am doing it, it’s not something I’m conscious of. I don’t know, man. I don’t think it has anything to do with my ankle because my ankle feels good.”

Question is, how will the Yankees react?

“We’ll see how he is tomorrow and go from there,” Joe Girardi said. “I’m not so sure what we’re going to do just because of where we’re at this time of year.”

Phil Hughes• Another bad one for Phil Hughes, who’s lost eight of his past 10 decisions since May 15. He has a 5.11 ERA in those starts, and has allowed five or more earned runs in five of those outings. “It’s been like a nightmare I can’t wake up from,” Hughes said. “It’s like a battle every time, even if I have a good start. It’s not easy. On a day like this, it’s really disappointing. I’m not going to stop working. I’ve got to fight to get out of this. It’s going to take work on the side. That’s all I can do.”

• There was little mystery to Hughes’ problems this afternoon. “He just didn’t make pitches when he had to,” Girardi said. “He got into some counts where he couldn’t put people away today. He had a check-swing that didn’t go his way. We didn’t make a double play. The bottom line is he didn’t make pitches when he had to. … There has to be improvement.”

• Although Girardi showed clear frustration, he said he does not “necessarily” consider Hughes’ rotation spot in jeopardy at this point. “Out of my hands,” Hughes said. “My concern is getting better, pitching better. Then I don’t really have to worry about it.”

• Curtis Granderson matched his career-high with three walks.

Austin Romine, Vernon Wells, Curtis Granderson• Austin Romine hit his first big league home run today. It was the Yankees only extra-base hit, and one of only two extra-base hits in the game.

• Romine was also the only Yankees batter with two hits today. Since June 21, he’s hit .353 with some power. His season batting average is up to .213, which is more than twice what it was at the end of May. Going to be interesting to see if he gets more playing time going forward.

• As you might suspect, there was quite a bit of Alex Rodriguez talk in the postgame clubhouse. Most guys didn’t have much to say. Mariano Rivera seemed irritated to be asked about it, but most of the guys seem to stick with the idea of welcoming him back and waiting to see what happens. “(It will be) a bit of a circus I’m sure,” Vernon Wells said. “I think Alex will do his best to keep as much of it out of the clubhouse as he can, and what he has control over. I think the good thing is everyone knows the situation, knows what it could potentially be like, what the atmosphere’s going to be like, so there’s not fear of the unknown. I think we all have a pretty good idea, and we’ll be ready for it.”

• Final word goes to Girardi: “It’s frustrating. We had a chance to win the series here, and we didn’t do it. But we’ve got to do it. If we want to play in October, we’ve got to do it. … There’s still a lot of time, and some of the teams that are in front of us, we’re going to play. We’re going to play a lot, so you don’t want to beat yourself.”

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140 Responses to “Postgame notes: “The whole season has been a nightmare””

  1. Captain Clutch August 4th, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Arod plays 2 or 3 games and then gets hurt again. Just like Jeter the first time he had to run the bases he hurt his calf. The beat writers that were covering his rehab said that the last 2 games he jogged to every base. It will be interesting to watch him move on the field.

  2. Nick in SF August 4th, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    If he either hits homers or takes walks, he can keep jogging.

  3. MTU August 4th, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    This season produced Nightmares.

    Let’s hope next season produces sweet dreams instead.

  4. blake August 4th, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    Nick in SF says:
    August 4, 2013 at 10:01 pm
    If he either hits homers or takes walks, he can keep jogging.

    I think you’re almost more likely to get hurt taking it easy than going full speed because its unnatural……they shouldn’t bring him back until he’s 100 % and can play with no limitations…..if that’s next year then so be it

  5. MTU August 4th, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    See ya’ Tomorrow.

    Have good evening.

    Time to dream.

  6. J. Alfred Prufrock August 4th, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    Had a dream last night I was in the office of an old associate.

    I walked over to the window and looked out at what I intuited was supposed to be Manhattan.

    I turned to her and said, clearly this is a dream, because that is not actually Manhattan. The thing I’m unsure of, though, is whether I am in your dream or you are in mine.

    She asked me to turn on the radio, so I went over and flipped the switch, and “Those Were the Days My Friend…” came on.

  7. Nick in SF August 4th, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    I think you’re almost more likely to get hurt taking it easy than going full speed because its unnatural……they shouldn’t bring him back until he’s 100 % and can play with no limitations…..if that’s next year then so be it

    I was talking about Arod. :grin:

  8. J. Alfred Prufrock August 4th, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    I knew that.

    Alex to be hoisted and nailed shortly.

    Meantime, David Ortiz should be getting back to us any day…

  9. blake August 4th, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    Lol….either way

  10. Ys Guy August 4th, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    heyman 5 minutes ago on cbssports.com:
    “If Rodriguez appeals, as now assumed, he’ll be able to play Monday. Commissioner Bud Selig decided not to go to the extreme measure to invoke the “best interests” clause from the Collective Bargaining Agreement, which could have kept A-Rod off the field. So it looks like he’s likely to play Monday in Chicago for the Yankees.”

    http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/b.....-new-names

  11. Nick in SF August 4th, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    Well I wonder who knows, if anyone knows
    where lovers go in their sleep
    what if they meet, dream the same street
    but she passes obliviously

    – “Emily” Freedy Johnston

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEAsiBfeQ28

  12. tucker August 4th, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    David Ortiz struck out on three pitches today against the lefty reliever Kevin Towers got from the Pads in exchange for IPK. Papi then connected with the bat rack in the dugout … At least he made some contact. No bat splinters or phone chunks this time.

  13. J. Alfred Prufrock August 4th, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    ESPN is for stupid people whose emotions are easily manipulated by cliches.

    They run highlights of Alex’s whole career, and show pieces of interviews that are supposed to all gain some sinister meaning.

    “So are they all honorable men….”

    “Read the will! Read the will!”

  14. Nick in SF August 4th, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    “Lol….either way”

    Yeah, but jogging might be Arod’s full speed now. :neutral:

  15. J. Alfred Prufrock August 4th, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    You, hypocrite lecteur – mon semblable – mon frere.

  16. Against All Odds August 4th, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    The thing I’m unsure of, though, is whether I am in your dream or you are in mine.

    ———————————-

    Inception is real???

  17. RMS August 4th, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    Yankee season has been a mess. Injuries galore. CC and Hughes pitching terribly. And Arod is the icing on the cake.
    I feel bad this is Mariano’s last year and he is going out on a losing team.

  18. JobaTipsHisCap August 4th, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    Where are the evidences, MLB?

  19. J. Alfred Prufrock August 4th, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    Against All Odds August 4th, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    The thing I’m unsure of, though, is whether I am in your dream or you are in mine.

    ———————————-

    Inception is real???
    ///

    Odds, I had to look that up. Never saw it, but there’s a vast/rich academic literature now called Consciousness Studies, so I think it’s fair to say that “Inception” is real.

    Great read: Multi-dimensional Man by Jurgen Ziewe (not science fiction, not even fiction).

    ///

    Gary Sanchez looks like an animal. Can’t wait to get a game in, sorry I missed him in his Trenton debut. They had better not trade this one away.

  20. TheStraw August 4th, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    Alex wins the first poker hand.

  21. MG August 4th, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    I’m officially off the Robinson Cano bandwagon.

    I can deal with anything a ballplayer does on the field except for one thing-not playing hard.

    Cano, for all his ability, doesn’t play hard, you could see it in the game today-hits a hard ground ball to 2nd and doesn’t even start running hard to 1st base, basically jakes it out of the box and gives up.

    His parents named him after a guy who played hard, with a chip on his shoulder, for his entire career.

    He is the polar opposite of his namesake.

    Maybe Jose should have played his son some film of Jackie when he was a kid, maybe it would have sunk in.

    And if his manager had any guts he would tell him to start busting it or he will sit him.

    Cano has turned into an all or nothing batter-he is either scorching hot or ice cold, you can’t build a team around that.

    The Yankees would have to be nuts to sign him to a long term contract.

  22. J. Alfred Prufrock August 4th, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    “Top Yankee prospect Gary Sanchez, a power-hitting catcher from the Dominican Republic made his Double-A debut, finishing 1 for 3 with a double, hit by pitch, and a RBI.

    “I feel normal,” Sanchez said. “I’m playing with a lot of guys that I have played with before. It’s the same baseball.”

    One of the big concerns for Sanchez was his defense and the Phils made sure to test him right away when leadoff hitter Albert Cartwright reached on a bunt single and stole second base easily when Sanchez’s throw went all the way to center field.

    Sanchez, though, made his bat felt when he got the scoring started for the Thunder in the third.

    Reggie Corona led off the inning with a walk, and after an out, Sanchez showed off his impressive hitting skills when he crushed a ball into the gap in left-center for a RBI double.

    “You can see the talent,” Franklin said. “His ability to catch, and block the ball, and throw and hit the baseball, those are pretty good skills to have.”

    In the fourth, Reading drew even when Kelly Dugan hit a home run down the right-field line and it looked like the Phils would add even more runs, but Ramon Flores made a fantastic diving catch in left field to limit the damage.”

    Sanchez also threw a runner out at second.

  23. MG August 4th, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    TheStraw August 4th, 2013 at 11:08 pm
    Alex wins the first poker hand.
    ————-
    The problem is that Alex is playing with about a 3-7 off suited and under the gun.

    Anyone who plays holdem know that is a losing proposition in the long run-you can win the occasional show down but, at the end of the day, you will bust out and bust out quickly.

  24. Nick in SF August 4th, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    TheStraw, were you the one who asked if the Yanks had scraped the bottom of the barrel on Friday night?

    I wasn’t trying to be prophetic when I said to wait for the Phil Hughes vs. IPK matchup. :oops:

  25. Ys Guy August 4th, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    ” JobaTipsHisCap August 4th, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    Where are the evidences, MLB?”
    ——————————————–

    did you not read the NT article?

  26. J. Alfred Prufrock August 4th, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    http://riveraveblues.com/2013/.....but-92088/

    In other news, Josh Norris reports that OF Aaron Judge has been placed on the 7-day DL for an unknown reason. All three of the team’s first round picks landed on the DL before playing their first pro game. Impressive.

  27. J. Alfred Prufrock August 4th, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    RHP Dellin Betances: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 HB, 1/0 GB/FB — nine of 15 pitches were strikes (60%) … “I wonder if they’re going to start using him like a normal reliever soon, meaning shorter outings, back-to-back days, etc. … he’s been going multiple innings with multiple days off between appearances, which isn’t typical for non-long men at the MLB level”
    -Axisa, RAB

  28. J. Alfred Prufrock August 4th, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    RHP Tommy Kahnle: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1/1 GB/FB — 20 of 24 pitches were strikes (83%)
    ///

    Kahnle has been throwing strikes of late. Never when I see him, though

  29. Doreen August 4th, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    Voodoo.

    Unreal.

  30. Against All Odds August 4th, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    Odds, I had to look that up. Never saw it, but there’s a vast/rich academic literature now called Consciousness Studies, so I think it’s fair to say that “Inception” is real.

    Great read: Multi-dimensional Man by Jurgen Ziewe (not science fiction, not even fiction).

    ———————————–

    If it is real sign me up lol.

    Thanks for the info. I’ll have to check it out.

  31. J. Alfred Prufrock August 4th, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    RHP Rafael DePaula: 4 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 6 BB, 5 K, 2/4 GB/FB — 19 walks in 31.2 innings for Tampa after 23 walks in 64.1 innings for Charleston

    -RAB

    Bullpen bound? (JK)

  32. J. Alfred Prufrock August 4th, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    Odds, I think most of the book is actually up on Ziewe’s website.
    ///

    For the past several days, I feel like someone kicked me in the stomach. Jeter’s interview made me feel that way all over again.

  33. Tar August 4th, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    MG

    I was ranting on the last thread, it’s not only Cano. There seems to be a lackadaisical attitude with these guys. I see no fire at all.

    I can accept them losing because they aren’t that good, but I will never accept lack of effort or going full out. And some of the mental lapses fall right into that category.

  34. TheStraw August 4th, 2013 at 11:37 pm

    It all depends on MLB’s hole cards. Are they giving the illusion of having more evidence than they do? They clearly didn’t have enough to enforce the “best interest of baseball” clause, or were scared of having to go to a real court.

    They may be holding a pair of eights and end up getting flushed.

  35. TheStraw August 4th, 2013 at 11:39 pm

    Nick-

    They just seem to keep scraping every two days or so….

  36. Nick in SF August 4th, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    Don’t know what you’re talking about.

  37. G. Love August 4th, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    Well this season is just slipping away. I get no satisfaction about calling that fact predictable.

    I’m not sure what the silver lining is here. For playoff baseball to happen, CC & Hughes need to be banished to the bullpen and Arod needs to be on the good stuff Bonds used to hit 73 when he was 53.

    Short of that, the party’s over. Play the Quad A players the rest of the way and let’s get a top 10 pick that Cashman will screw up somehow.

    I can’t even look forward to giving Mo a good send off. The Yankees organization made sure that celebration will be accompanied with a death rattle instead of trumpets blaring.

    Great job guys. Ignore what’s wrong with your team, put your heads in the sand, sign no one to help other than old battered retreads in the off season and charge top dollar.

    Profit, Profit, Pinstripes.

    I hope fans stay away in droves now. Enjoy the luxury tax resetting fans! Hal can buy Qatar now.

  38. yankeefeminista August 4th, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    “Gary Sanchez looks like an animal. Can’t wait to get a game in, sorry I missed him in his Trenton debut. They had better not trade this one away.”
    ___
    A bright star in a lately dismal sky. I’ve missed that bat. As for the Kahnle remark; he actually had 3K’s and induced a game ending DP to preserve the 4-3 win. A good day in Trenton at least.

    On other fronts, I am almost glad I could only get the Yank game intermittently on my phone. Tomorrow is going to be freaky weird; I also saw the Jeet interview… I can hear Mick Jagger singing at Altamont, “I pray that it’s all right.” I’ve had a dull feeling in my heart all day.

  39. TheStraw August 4th, 2013 at 11:43 pm

    They keep hitting lower and lower lows. The way it’s going, Sale will no hit us this week.

  40. Tar August 4th, 2013 at 11:43 pm

    “Romine was also the only Yankees batter with two hits today. Since June 21, he’s hit .353 with some power. His season batting average is up to .213″

    Who knew!

    J ALfred thanks for all the minor updates.

    Have a good night all.

  41. J. Alfred Prufrock August 4th, 2013 at 11:43 pm

    Yeah Myers goes downtown again. /envious

  42. J. Alfred Prufrock August 4th, 2013 at 11:45 pm

    Tar,

    I am so depressed, I’m visiting GCL boxscores. Avelino had a bases-clearing triple and Andujar was 2 for 3. /facepalm

  43. yankeefeminista August 4th, 2013 at 11:46 pm

    More than Myers’ styling, which I didn’t see today; how about that the Rays have a Wil Myers in the first place and we don’t. Now that is something to get upset about…

  44. J. Alfred Prufrock August 4th, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    Yankeefem – Should have gone to that game! I was going to, then my will sort of…wilted.

  45. TheStraw August 4th, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    Johnny Football has knocked Arod out of the headlines for twelve hours or so.

  46. MG August 4th, 2013 at 11:48 pm

    Tar August 4th, 2013 at 11:32 pm
    MG

    I was ranting on the last thread, it’s not only Cano. There seems to be a lackadaisical attitude with these guys. I see no fire at all.

    I can accept them losing because they aren’t that good, but I will never accept lack of effort or going full out. And some of the mental lapses fall right into that category.
    ——————
    It takes me awhile to change my opinion on a player, particularly one who has been as good as Cano for the past 6 or 7 years.

    He just hasn’t accepted a leadership role on the ballclub and is coasting, IMO. He knows he will get a big contract and it looks to me like that is the most important thing for him.

    The Yankees need to give a harmonica to a guy like Lillibridge and have him play it on the team bus tonight-maybe Girardi will snap and start calling guys out like he should.

  47. Tar August 4th, 2013 at 11:49 pm

    J ALfred

    Maybe its time for Betances to get the call up. Have a feeling he is going to make the most of his opportunity. ANyway S\something to look forward to

    Good Night

  48. G. Love August 4th, 2013 at 11:50 pm

    Bet you could’ve traded Hughes for Myers in the off season but Cashman had to cling to the coaches son because he’s the diamond he plucked out of thin air and watch turn into a lump of coal.

  49. JobaTipsHisCap August 4th, 2013 at 11:50 pm

    Which NYT article shows the evidence? Link pls

  50. J. Alfred Prufrock August 4th, 2013 at 11:51 pm

    Profits, prophets, pinstripes…sad, sad, sad.

  51. J. Alfred Prufrock August 4th, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    Tar,

    Well if they don’t call him up soon, I don’t know what all that fuss was about getting “value” out of him before it strikes midnight…

  52. J. Alfred Prufrock August 4th, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    GLove, I envy your raw anger. I have become, comfortably numb.

  53. Tar August 4th, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    MG

    I was calling for a return to Bronx Zoo on the last thread. Invite Lou and Reggie to the club house. This is the perfect time to get everybody all riled up.

    And yeah I agree Joe needs to start getting pissed off as well.

  54. G. Love August 4th, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    Pruf,

    They had opportunities to supplement this offense in the off season and during the season, but kept their heads in the sand swearing that inept, old and injured players would all come back like some trade deadline steal.

    It’s infuriating.

    And all the “Cashman would’ve done this if he had his druthers” blather coming out just gets me angrier because it’s Monday Morning QB spin to help him be teflon.

  55. J. Alfred Prufrock August 4th, 2013 at 11:56 pm

    Even false hope is better than no hope. I haven’t even had the benefit of that.

    I don’t think Hughes could have brought back Myers, GLove.

  56. Tar August 4th, 2013 at 11:56 pm

    One last thing….. how much does this team miss Jorge right now. He would be kicking some ass, and getting in some faces right about now. Miss him a lot.

  57. G. Love August 4th, 2013 at 11:58 pm

    Tar,

    We haven’t had a pissed off Yankee team since the late 90′s.

    When Torre became the ambassador of the game, this team started in with too much hand holding and complementing of the opposition.

    I like how Buck has a chip on his shoulder. I forgot what it was like to have people who breathe to win running this team instead of merely managing expectations in a calm controlled manner.

  58. yankeefeminista August 4th, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    Avelino has been killing it. I wish he were in SI.

    Speaking of De Paula’s recent control issues, hard to believe that JRam, Pineda and Phelps are all injured… I am hoping to hear some good news, like that Manny B. is ready to take the mound again…

    I am neither angry nor numb; the bitterness has morphed into resignation. Our situation is worse than I even expected. But if you watch the minor leagues as much as I do, you are an eternal optimist (in spite our dearth of development so far)… seeing Sanchez today brings hope for the future.

  59. G. Love August 4th, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    Hughes and Mason Williams or Tyler Austin could’ve brought back Myers.

    But we weren’t in on those talks.

    Only creative GM’s make those deals.

    If Seattle, Chicago or Pittsburgh aren’t giving us something, we’re shut out of talks.

  60. blake August 5th, 2013 at 12:00 am

    Again the Yankees missed an opportunity last week…..they aren’t good enough and they haven’t been all year but yet they held their assets because of some slim change that the stars all aligned for them…..

    I don’t know what they could have gotten for Hughes….but I do know Cano is unsigned and headed for free agency and in this thin market somebody woukd have payed up big for him…..I know Texas is dying for a power bat outfielder with Cruz about to go away and Granderson is unsigned…..I know Kuroda could have created a feeding frenzy for teams that need pitching.

    Not saying they should have or could have traded all these guys for huge returns…..but they didnt even consider it…..they tried to buy and essentially put lipstick on a pig with the Soriano deal which was never gong to make a difference.

    It’s been a frustrating season…..I guess if nothing else it’ll get interesting tomorrow even if it’s in a bad way.

    Hal had two choices this winter….he can change course and spend money to get out of this….or the Yanks and their fans had better prepare to be a bad-mediocre team for at least 3 years….probably longer.

  61. J. Alfred Prufrock August 5th, 2013 at 12:01 am

    G. Love August 4th, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    Pruf,

    They had opportunities to supplement this offense in the off season and during the season, but kept their heads in the sand swearing that inept, old and injured players would all come back like some trade deadline steal.

    It’s infuriating.

    And all the “Cashman would’ve done this if he had his druthers” blather coming out just gets me angrier because it’s Monday Morning QB spin to help him be teflon.
    ///

    Well, it’s all wrong from the top down.

    How do you bring in Youkilis, a guy who couldn’t stay on the field because of back problems, and who had two herniated disc surgeries…and shake your fists at the baseball gods when he goes down with…back problems.

    I’m so glad Chipper said no.

  62. yankeefeminista August 5th, 2013 at 12:01 am

    We could use a Tino or a Jorge, but let’s face it, the bottom line is this team is lacking in talent; no fire is going to improve team bat speed.

    Agree about Myers. No way you get him for Hughes. Only Cash if Myers were his player, would have made that deal (and I am one of the few Hughes fans left…)

  63. J. Alfred Prufrock August 5th, 2013 at 12:04 am

    When I was a child, I caught a fleeting glimpse

    Out of the corner of my eye

    I turned to look but it was gone

    I cannot put my finger on it now

    The child is grown, the dream is gone

  64. jacksquat August 5th, 2013 at 12:05 am

    Just when the Yankees start to get a little hitting (back) the pitching is going south…

    I think Granderson + Soriano + Arod would help, but CC and Hughes pitching like #6 starters is really hurting. Even if Kuroda is the Ace, Nova #2 and Pettitte #3, the other two starters can’t pitch crappy all the time and catch up in the wild card standings.

  65. yankeefeminista August 5th, 2013 at 12:05 am

    The Yankees are always a couple of years late to realizations, such as extending players, selling off players, etc… They need to adjust to the current way baseball biz is being done. Instead they are satisfied to be mediocre, and their fanbase is two or three years ahead of them. SMH.

    Just saw your post, Tar. Yeah, we miss Jorge. Anyone who can actually hit would be welcome.

  66. G. Love August 5th, 2013 at 12:07 am

    This whole theory that if the Yankees implode they’ll be good again in 3-5 years is what I call wishful thinking.

    No one has any idea how long they’ll be a 4th-5th place team if they are bad.

    It just doesn’t recycle itself into a good team. Someone smart has to assemble it and there’s no one smart enough running the good ship lollipop these days.

    It’ll be interesting to watch fans who never had to live through bad Yankee teams go through this.

    If the Mets sign a few good hitters, maybe they’ll get some of their old “fans” back who switched to the Bronx in the mid 90′s.

  67. J. Alfred Prufrock August 5th, 2013 at 12:08 am

    Tar August 4th, 2013 at 11:56 pm

    One last thing….. how much does this team miss Jorge right now. He would be kicking some ass, and getting in some faces right about now. Miss him a lot.
    ////

    Wish You Were Here :)

    I remember in 2009, some people here wanting Posada replaced in the postseason .

  68. MG August 5th, 2013 at 12:08 am

    JobaTipsHisCap August 4th, 2013 at 11:50 pm
    Which NYT article shows the evidence? Link pls
    ———————————
    Here is a list of all the articles in the Miami New Times related to Arod and Biogenesis:
    http://www.miaminewtimes.com/s.....l-3698782/

    They were given all many of the records of the clinic by Porter Fischer, Bosch’s alleged partner who also worked there.

    The 2nd article has the Bosch notebook pages with Arod transactions and a list of the meds he was taking.

  69. jacksquat August 5th, 2013 at 12:09 am

    G. Love August 4th, 2013 at 11:59 pm
    Hughes and Mason Williams or Tyler Austin could’ve brought back Myers.

    It wouldn’t have. They wanted a frontline pitcher, and Hughes isn’t that.

    And no, Cashman would not have traded Myers for Hughes. Stop with the Montero references. If Montero starts hitting like Myers then there is something to talk about.

  70. MG August 5th, 2013 at 12:10 am

    G. Love August 4th, 2013 at 11:59 pm
    Hughes and Mason Williams or Tyler Austin could’ve brought back Myers.
    —————
    there is no way KC makes that deal, they got a front end starter in Shields and a pretty good major league pitcher in Davis.

    And Shields was under team control for 2 years, not 1 like Hughes.

  71. Captain Clutch August 5th, 2013 at 12:11 am

    The Soriano deal just shows that the organization wasn’t/isn’t facing reality. Hal was more concerned about putting butts in the seats instead of actually building a team. Yeah he spent money but it was a waste. They don’t want to put contracts on the roster for next season but now they have added 3 stupid contracts in Ichiro, Wells and Soriano. They really need a new gm and for Hal/Levine to allow that gm to do his job and actually build towards something.

  72. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 5th, 2013 at 12:14 am

    Just checking in from vacation. Haven’t read the posts and probably don’t care to. I’m still hoping that MLB can keep the cheat from playing, even in the short run. I see the Yanks lost again and Jeter may be headed for the DL. Oh well. That’s how strong Arod’s karmic stench is.

    Though I thoroughly believe the guy is guilty as sin, I have come to respect and understand those who want him to go through the “trial” process and then if he is found guilty, have the book thrown at him. I believe austin, Against, and some others fit into that category.

    Then there are those who want him out on the field no matter what and have chastized several of us for lacking “compassion”. One of those people in particular was absolutely horrible to posters here when his boy was traded away last year and resorted to all kinds of name calling and depracation. Where was the compassion then? What if one of the posters he was crapping on had lost her or his father and had a tough life? No compassion for them when he was being condescendingly ugly and continues to put down people who have talked about pitching as being the key to winning (always with some sarcastic little dig.)

    The other thing is this. Do you trust the judgment of someone who has lusted after two players who turned out to be users, one who is now injured and the other who has amounted to nothing and who was almost orgasmic when the third cheat hit a home run? It reminds me of the saying “would you buy a used car from this salesman?” His talk of compassion is nothing more than a front for an inability to accept losing.

  73. J. Alfred Prufrock August 5th, 2013 at 12:14 am

    The “new” GM is going to be Eppler. Running to stand still.

  74. yankeefeminista August 5th, 2013 at 12:16 am

    G Love, you should go see Sanchez play, now that he is in Trenton. His power is real. And we do have some very nice players in the minors, but most are at the lower levels. As for the present, and next year, all they had to do was spend some cash on IFA’s and make a few smart deals, but they instead decided to dumpster dive, and sign/deal for the Wells, Youks, Wells and Sorianos of the world. And I appreciate Ichi, but they are more interested in his 4000th hit, than they are in winning. It is what it is.

  75. J. Alfred Prufrock August 5th, 2013 at 12:16 am

    trisha – true pinstriped blue August 5th, 2013 at 12:14 am

    Just checking in from vacation. Haven’t read the posts and probably don’t care to.
    ///

    I stopped reading your post after this introduction.

    How effing narcissistic are you? Alex Rodriguez has nothing on you. You come in and announce you’re not interested in reading anything anyone has said here, but we’re all supposed to give you the courtesy of reading your thoughts.

    You’re unbelievable, really you are, and I am in no mood for your soapbox crap.

  76. yankeefeminista August 5th, 2013 at 12:17 am

    Oops two Wells is one to many… *Hafner should read…

  77. yankeefeminista August 5th, 2013 at 12:18 am

    The new GM is already Levine. The joke is on us.

  78. J. Alfred Prufrock August 5th, 2013 at 12:19 am

    yankeefeminista August 5th, 2013 at 12:16 am

    G Love, you should go see Sanchez play, now that he is in Trenton.
    ///

    Yes, he’s only in AA, but he just got there and he’s going to rip through the Eastern League. Sure, he’ll go through learning curves before he gets here, but he looks beastly on his first day.

  79. J. Alfred Prufrock August 5th, 2013 at 12:19 am

    The new GM is already Levine. The joke is on us.
    ///

    Crap, true.

  80. Captain Clutch August 5th, 2013 at 12:19 am

    The Yanks have too many voices in the front office making decisions.

    Levine signed Rafael Soriano, Hal made Cashman make the move for Alfonso Soriano when he did because he said the team needed him and couldn’t wait.

    The off season is going to be a big test for this organization and it will be interesting to see if they spend $ or what happens.

    The good thing is they will most likely have an extra $25m to spend.

  81. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 5th, 2013 at 12:20 am

    I always believed the Sux would never win another world series as long as Ortiz was on the team. I also believe the Yanks will never win another world series as long as Arod is on the team.

    Call it karma.

    We won in 2009, right after Arod admitted to using. We haven’t won one since and he hasn’t escaped the front page for long with the doctors he’s gone to as well as this latest Biogenesis fiasco.

    And I’ve seen lots of talk about MLB doing “illegal” things to get their evidence. I’ve yet to see anything credible about what they did that was illegal. I’ve never been an MLB apologist. It’s refreshing to see Selig forced into an enforcer role by Congress.

    We’ll soon see who’s got the evidence and who doesn’t.

  82. MG August 5th, 2013 at 12:20 am

    Everyone complains about the Yankees missing on Cespedes last year but this is his slashline this year:
    .229/.297/.433/.730

    Granderson, for all of his K issues, puts up much better numbers than that.

    And Cespedes is K’ing at a very high rate as well (1 every 4 plate appearances).

    Maybe these Cuban players won’t have a long shelf life in the majors, we won’t know for a few years, will we?

  83. jacksquat August 5th, 2013 at 12:22 am

    As long as the gm of the Yankees is neutered it won’t matter how good he may otherwise be.

  84. yankeefeminista August 5th, 2013 at 12:22 am

    Pruf, I thought Sanchez’s catching was leaps and bounds above what he looked like in Charleston. He sailed a ball, but got a big CS, and he has a plus arm. I need to see him more, but was very pleased with the D.

  85. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 5th, 2013 at 12:23 am

    “You’re unbelievable, really you are, and I am in no mood for your soapbox crap.”

    I’m sooo sad that you of all people won’t read my posts because I have so much respect for you.

    :roll:

    Sell your cars to the stooges willing to buy them Virginia.

    Narcissism? You, Virginia, are the poster child.

  86. J. Alfred Prufrock August 5th, 2013 at 12:23 am

    Well, it’s been real.

    Have a good night, all.

  87. J. Alfred Prufrock August 5th, 2013 at 12:25 am

    yankeefeminista August 5th, 2013 at 12:22 am

    Pruf, I thought Sanchez’s catching was leaps and bounds above what he looked like in Charleston. He sailed a ball, but got a big CS, and he has a plus arm. I need to see him more, but was very pleased with the D.
    ///

    First day only, but I thought he just looked awesome. What was the crowd like? I’ll go Friday if I don’t wind up in the Bronx.

  88. yankeefeminista August 5th, 2013 at 12:25 am

    If nothing else, at least the Yanks didn’t dump any elite prospects for a rental. #smallthingstobegratefulfor

  89. Captain Clutch August 5th, 2013 at 12:25 am

    It’s funny how not once but twice Beltran came to the Yanks and offered to sign for less money and both times they said no.

    They basically said that they were concerned with his knees and thought that he was a DH.

    But then this off season they sign Youkilis for $12m who has been held together by tape and glue the last couple of years.

    It’s funny how they waste so much money on free agents with bad injury history but since Igawa have refused to spend money on international stars.

    Just unreal.

  90. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 5th, 2013 at 12:26 am

    Nothing I’ll say over the internet. And we’re moving on tomorrow. Tonight was just a stopgap.

  91. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 5th, 2013 at 12:27 am

    Tell Donna I said hi. I’ll try to get in touch with her soon.

  92. MG August 5th, 2013 at 12:27 am

    Before anyone anoints Gary Sanchez as a sure thing and the next great Yankees catcher maybe you should take a careful look at the development of SJ’s nephew Tony-he’s older than Gary, 1 1st round draft pick, and it took him a full season in AA and a full season in AAA (split among 2 years) before he even got to the majors.

    Every Yankees fan would be thrilled if he reaches the majors and becomes the next one in a long line of great Yankee catchers but he has a long way to go after hitting .260 in High A ball this year.

  93. G. Love August 5th, 2013 at 12:27 am

    yanksfem,

    I’m afraid to go see the kids in Trenton. I’ll be the jinx that gets them traded for has beens.

    That said, I think the promotion of Gary to AA is a sign that the Yankees are hoping his clock speeds up enough to give them a viable player behind the dish.

  94. J. Alfred Prufrock August 5th, 2013 at 12:27 am

    It begins and ends with ownership.

    They don’t know how to even judge what a good GM should look like.

    Somebody like Stick has to say, let’s bring in this guy or that guy and let’s allow him to do his job.

    This is turning out to be worse than the Tampa faction days.

  95. yankeefeminista August 5th, 2013 at 12:28 am

    The crowd wasn’t. Pretty sparse after the Alex rehabs.

    Trenton’s away at Erie until Friday. I will likely be in the Bronx on Friday. I wonder if Nova gets that start over Hughes with the off day.

    Grandy is at least a lethal bat. I would have liked to sign at least one IFA and Darvish, but it goes way beyond that, going back three years, which I won’t rehash. But unlike others, I was pretty happy with our IFA signings last season, and like that we signed Molina.

  96. J. Alfred Prufrock August 5th, 2013 at 12:29 am

    I was concerned also about Beltran’s knees, but I would have gotten over it :)

  97. yankeefeminista August 5th, 2013 at 12:31 am

    MG, there are no guarantees when it comes to prospects, but G.Sanchez has a tremendous bat; I have been watching him for 4 years now. He and Tony aren’t really comparable players. If Gary can catch that bat will be sweet to have. The kid has now power.

  98. yankeefeminista August 5th, 2013 at 12:32 am

    “This is turning out to be worse than the Tampa faction days.”
    ___
    At least we spent money in those days, but we didn’t have much of a farm system…

  99. G. Love August 5th, 2013 at 12:32 am

    They would’ve been fine paying Youk 40 million for a season because it only counted for this season and allowed the Yankees to keep their ultimate goal of resetting the lux tax in line.

    They never cared what they spent this year. It was when costs extended to next & beyond they balked.

    I hope that 15 million or so Hal gets to pocket next year makes him happy along with all the empty seats.

  100. J. Alfred Prufrock August 5th, 2013 at 12:33 am

    Tony and Gary Sanchez have a last name and a position in common. Therefore, analogies between the two are pointless.

    And I don’t recall anyone here saying that Gary Sanchez is a sure thing, in fact, I see qualifiers regarding Sanchez.

    Any way, back to Gary Sanchez: he looks great and I will enjoy watching him while he’s playing baseball 15 minutes from me.

  101. Captain Clutch August 5th, 2013 at 12:33 am

    I could understand the team being nervous about the cuban players but I was shocked that they didn’t even make a bid for Darvish. Out of all the players I think he was by far the closest thing to a sure star. Even when he was in Japan you always heard that he was worlds better than Dice K.

  102. yankeefeminista August 5th, 2013 at 12:33 am

    G.Love, they will give you hope. Seeing them keeps me from going crazy with the big club. I can envision the future. And Sanchez is worth the trip!

  103. yankeefeminista August 5th, 2013 at 12:37 am

    CC, to compare Darvish to any other Japanese pitcher was ludicrous based on Darvish’s body type, stuff, etc. I cannot imagine how they misevaluated Darvish. You’d have to really try hard. And theories about Igawa making the Yankees gun shy is ludicrous; Igawa was never a front-end guy. No one should have been making comps between the two.

  104. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 5th, 2013 at 12:37 am

    Please let Donna know I tried to get in touch with her but the computer here isn’t letting me sign into my account for some reason. I’ll try again once I get to my hotel tomorrow. My schedule is pretty jammed up so don’t know if I’ll get the chance to meet up with her. Thanks.

  105. J. Alfred Prufrock August 5th, 2013 at 12:39 am

    When you have no young players of great note on the verge of the majors and your team is dotted with guys in their mid and late 30s, you need to roll the dice on a Cespedes or a Puig.

    What is Cespedes? 27? He’s having an injury-riddled, sucky year. Is this who he is, or is last year who he is? I don’t know, but he’s 27 and a gazelle in the OF, and heading into his stretch of prime years.

  106. yankeefeminista August 5th, 2013 at 12:40 am

    Clutch, not just Youk, but Hafner too. I am out; have a good night.

  107. Captain Clutch August 5th, 2013 at 12:42 am

    And theories about Igawa making the Yankees gun shy is ludicrous
    ————

    My point was that since the Igawa signing was a mess I think they were scared to bring in another Japanese pitcher. I definitely think think it scared them away from international players and they would rather spend money on mlb players that they have seen before.

  108. Jerkface August 5th, 2013 at 12:43 am

    I’d much rather have Cespedes and his potential down years than Vernon Wells / Soriano / Ichiro. He at least has elite upside.

  109. Captain Clutch August 5th, 2013 at 12:45 am

    To bad they let Towers get away when he was with the organization. They should have moved Cashman up to the front office until his contract was up and made Towers the gm.

  110. yankeefeminista August 5th, 2013 at 12:53 am

    Clutch, I just can’t believe that Darvish was conflated with Igawa/Japanese pitchers generally; he was/is clearly a pitcher of a different stripe. The philosophy is flawed if they saw Darvish as a prototypical Japanese pitcher. Kind of a dumb stereotype without any basis in evaluative reality.

    G.Love, I understand RE: the one year contracts and resetting the tax, but their way of doing it was predictably foolish.

    JF, QFT.

  111. J. Alfred Prufrock August 5th, 2013 at 12:54 am

    I hope that 15 million or so Hal gets to pocket next year makes him happy along with all the empty seats.
    ///

    The sad irony is that they guy whose contract they seek to get out from under is going to probably fill the place on Friday, even if people just want to pay to boo him.

  112. J. Alfred Prufrock August 5th, 2013 at 12:56 am

    Towers might prefer to try and navigate around a crazy owner than one who has no interest in the team succeeding.

  113. yankeefeminista August 5th, 2013 at 12:59 am

    Josh Norris@jnorris427 5m
    About to go on @WFAN with @LRubinson to talk #yankees prospects.

  114. Nick in SF August 5th, 2013 at 12:59 am

    even if people just want to pay to boo him.

    “Why would they come to our concert just to boo us?”

    – Lisa Simpson

  115. J. Alfred Prufrock August 5th, 2013 at 1:00 am

    I have no idea what we’ll get from Alex tomorrow, assuming he plays, but I hope he thrives on being public enemy No. 1. It has worked for him in the past, but then again, he was leaner and meaner then. We’ll see. G’nite Lohud.

  116. J. Alfred Prufrock August 5th, 2013 at 1:03 am

    Thanks fem.

    Derek Jeter certainly enjoyed road fans “Booin’ us and hatin’ us,” but that was different, of course.

    Alex does seem to have a masochistic streak that also somehow feeds his competitive fire. Strange kid, hope it works for him tomorrow.

  117. J. Alfred Prufrock August 5th, 2013 at 1:13 am

    Norris: “the two places you don’t want a pitcher to have soreness in are the elbow (Phelps) and the shoulder (Pineda)…not good news.”

  118. J. Alfred Prufrock August 5th, 2013 at 1:15 am

    Norris: “I can sugar coat it, but it hasn’t been good (our pitching development).”

    “With all the money they have (etc) there should have been a better pitching prospect to come out of this.”

    This is a really good interview.

  119. J. Alfred Prufrock August 5th, 2013 at 1:18 am

    Norris: “The Sanchez story is funny. I talked to a (Yankee official) who said “normally you promote your kids at the AS game,” but he said he had a few things to work on before he comes up.

    I talked to Mark Newman, higher up than the other guy, and he said “No way, he’s not coming up this year, period.” ….here he is… Sanchez has a “7″ arm on a 2-8 scale…”

  120. J. Alfred Prufrock August 5th, 2013 at 1:23 am

    Norris: “I think ARod can help them a lot (made default comparison to Cruz, Lillibridge, etc)… hit two prodigious shots, the power is still there…aggressive swing, confident. …can’t run…but don’t think he’s going to be a liability at 3rd (even if) can’t make that barehanded throw in sleep on bunt anymore…”

  121. J. Alfred Prufrock August 5th, 2013 at 1:25 am

    Also said the choice was down to a player of the pedigree of Alex Rodriguez, “a universally reviled player ….or Luis Cruz? ”

    “Depends on what you want.”

  122. J. Alfred Prufrock August 5th, 2013 at 1:26 am

    End of Norris report.

    Goodnight, indeed.

  123. sammiejohnson August 5th, 2013 at 1:28 am

    G. Love August 4th, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    Hughes and Mason Williams or Tyler Austin could’ve brought back Myers.

    ___________________

    You are either joking. Or you are drunk.

    A failed #4 stater (who just happens to be a one year rental) and an unproven minor league OF for perhaps the best hitting prospect in all of baseball? You bet. I can see absolutely no reason why KC would not jump all over that trade. What a great deal for them!

    SMHIW

  124. joeman August 5th, 2013 at 6:02 am

    said it once said it ten times..jeter shouldn’t have played MLB this year…the injury he had back last Oct is a year rehab..

  125. Gary August 5th, 2013 at 7:25 am

    Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson was excited A-Rod could play during an appeal.

    ”I want him back with us. This is arguably one of the best hitters of all time,” he said. ”Having him in the lineup is obviously going to be very positive for us.”

    Are baseball players just stupid. How can a guy who cheated, drugged, ect be anything of a positive for the team?

  126. pkyankfan69 August 5th, 2013 at 7:31 am

    “Are baseball players just stupid. How can a guy who cheated, drugged, ect be anything of a positive for the team?”

    A 39 year old – crippled – post PED Arod is still likely better production than Nix/Adams/Lilipad… Not exactly setting the bar high to be better offensively than those 3 this year. Will the boost at 3B production be worth the circus that Alex is going to bring with him? We’ll see, but at least it will make this season a bit more interested. This team could not be more of a bore.

  127. Gary August 5th, 2013 at 7:43 am

    I think there is more to baseball than just production, that’s just my opinion of course. I tend to set the bar a little higher, character does matter. I’d sit his ass on the bench.

    You said it right a circus, for sure that is what it will be.

  128. Doreen August 5th, 2013 at 7:45 am

    The bottom line is winning. These guys want to win, and like him or not, Alex has been pretty productive in his career. Also, what goes on in a clubhouse among teammates, the relationships that are there, that’s something that we just don’t know.

    Hey, if Alex is going to play, don’t you want him to succeed? Doesn’t that help the Yankees season if he is able to contribute?

    My feeling is it is not the PED that upset the Yankees so much as Alex not being worth the money to be spent on the rest of his contract due to injury. If he was healthy and productive, the Yankees would be looking at this situation very differently.

    I also believe that it is possible that the Yankees were not unaware that Alex was trying whatever he could to stay on the field and to try to be productive. I think most teams have their suspicions about certain if their players. But they are stuck with players because of guaranteed contracts, and so basically, what do you expect them to do???? Hope they help their team win and manage to keep passing drug tests.

    In the case of Alex though, you couldn’t blame the Yankees for a weariness, at this point. He has been high maintenance through most of his tenure here. But he’s also been quite a draw, and when he was at his best, a lot of fun to watch.

  129. Tidrow August 5th, 2013 at 7:53 am

    Selig sees the money potential this ARod circus brings to the Yankees and their opponents so he figures why not take advantage…lol

  130. jpb173 August 5th, 2013 at 7:54 am

    The Yankees should put Derek Jeter on the DL until the rosters expand in September. Then, if he is still having problems they should shut him down for the season. This season is burnt anyway.

  131. NYYanksFan August 5th, 2013 at 8:01 am

    If A-Rod went on the DL 4 times in a year people would say it was because his body is breaking down because of steroids.

  132. austinmac August 5th, 2013 at 8:04 am

    AROD, sadly enough, is about the only reason to watch this old, crippled team. The White Sox have lost ten in a row, but they are pitching three lefties, including Sale. We’ll be lucky to get our usual one win per series.

    I have been POed at the direction of the team for so long. A third grader with a video game could see where the team was and is headed. They are one of the worst teams in baseball. They simply are. Next year will likely be worse with no Granderson, Cano, Kuroda, Pettitte, Logan, AROD, Hughes, Joba and all the rest.

    Meanwhile Hal fiddles just like CBS in 1964. I’ve said that’s where we were headed last year. We’ve arrived. Last time it took about a decade and a new owner with a philosophy of winning to change things.

    George had many flaws, but at least he was as angry as me when losing. When did we last hear from Hal? May?

  133. austinmac August 5th, 2013 at 8:06 am

    Doreen,

    I don’t decide if AROD plays. If he does, I hope he helps the team. What other choice do we fans have?

  134. Gary August 5th, 2013 at 8:06 am

    Doreen August 5th, 2013 at 7:45 am

    The bottom line is winning. These guys want to win, and like him or not, Alex has been pretty productive in his career. Also, what goes on in a clubhouse among teammates, the relationships that are there, that’s something that we just don’t know.

    Hey, if Alex is going to play, don’t you want him to succeed? Doesn’t that help the Yankees season if he is able to contribute?

    _________________________________________________________________________

    Yep you just defined the problem the Bottom line is winning at whatever it takes

    I could care less if he succeeds. As for me I just want him gone. Go crawl under a rock AROD someplace.

  135. Gary August 5th, 2013 at 8:08 am

    Good points Austin +1

  136. blake August 5th, 2013 at 8:11 am

    9.5 games out in the division and 4.5 now in the WC …..not lookin good folks

  137. MTU August 5th, 2013 at 8:22 am

    Good morning.

    Sure was a lot of venting and angst about the future expressed here last night.

    Comprendo amigos.

    Pero.

    Esta nunca we can do about it.

    So why make yourselves loco de cabeza about it ?

    Look to el ano Nuevo y hacer esperanza.

    That’s all you can do.

    Verdad ?

    Beisbol esta uno Juego solo. It’s not La Vida.

    ;)

  138. MTU August 5th, 2013 at 8:23 am

    El neuvo hilo ——>

  139. filthy slider August 5th, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    Nice going Cashman your prised draft pick Phil Hughes spit the bit again, against a lineup Nova made look like a little league team. Too scared to trade Hughes or Jaba he gets nothing for them when they leave. Maybe it’s better he doesn’t make a trade looking at his record.
    Pineda comes to mind, also signing Youklis instead of Chavez was a great move, right.
    Yanks will get better when this mutt is fired. He can’t judge talent case closed.

  140. filthy slider August 5th, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    Nice going Cashman your prized draft pick Phil Hughes spit the bit again, against a lineup Nova made look like a little league team. Too scared to trade Hughes or Jaba he gets nothing for them when they leave. Maybe it’s better he doesn’t make a trade looking at his record.
    Pineda comes to mind, also signing Youklis instead of Chavez was a great move, right.
    Yanks will get better when this mutt is fired. He can’t judge talent case closed.

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