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Reynolds in the lineup at first base

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Aug 16, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Preston Claiborne not listed in the bullpen. Looks like he is the 25-man move for Mark Reynolds.

Brett Gardner CF
Eduardo Nunez SS
Robinson Cano 2B
Alfonso Soriano LF
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Vernon Wells DH
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Mark Reynolds 1B
Chris Stewart C

LHP Andy Pettitte

 
 

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185 Responses to “Reynolds in the lineup at first base”

  1. Boston Jim August 16th, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    Wells Dh and not Dfa?

  2. ac1 August 16th, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    This is another sign of really poor management:
    Claiborne is the roster move to get Reynolds on?
    Still assuming that Hafner to the 60 is the move to get him on the 40.
    BUT!!!!
    HOW DO YOU SEND DOWN ONE OF YOUR MOST CONSISTENT BULLPEN ARMS, WHILE LEAVING JOBA CHAMBERLAIN UP TO EITHER ROT OR TO COME IN AND SUCK?

  3. ac1 August 16th, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    Some of these moves just baffle me.
    So the rosters expand in two weeks?
    That doesn’t explain sending down a productive arm while leaving Joba in the pen.

  4. Mordot11 August 16th, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    What in the world? How does keeping Joba on this team make any sense at all?

  5. 86w183 August 16th, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    They should have sent Betances back down and let him work. Keeping Betances and Joba over Clairborne is not bright.

  6. Russell Munson August 16th, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    I think they will 60 day DL Corban Joseph to get Reynolds on.

    They need to get over Joba. This team can’t afford to put a less than optimal roster out there.

  7. blake August 16th, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    “HOW DO YOU SEND DOWN ONE OF YOUR MOST CONSISTENT BULLPEN ARMS, WHILE LEAVING JOBA CHAMBERLAIN UP TO EITHER ROT OR TO COME IN AND SUCK?”

    I usually ignore all caps posts…..BUT I AGREE!

  8. ac1 August 16th, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    This is just the second dumbest thing i have heard this week from the yankees.

    1st being that they are sticking with hughes in the rotation “because they have no other options”. So when you know someone will pitch every 5th day and suck, that’s better than giving anyone else (Huff, Marshall, stretching Warren, etc) a chance to actually pitch and perhaps not suck?

  9. Russell Munson August 16th, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    Betances went down already for Huff.

  10. fantasygame101 August 16th, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    first betances and now Claiborne. This organization is lost or what?

  11. ac1 August 16th, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    Blake the caps were necessary to express my rage at the decisions this week.

  12. ac1 August 16th, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    They should have sent Betances back down and let him work. Keeping Betances and Joba over Clairborne is not bright.
    ___

    Betances went down the other day to get Huff on the 25 man.

  13. endlessjose August 16th, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    How is having Wells,Ichriro and stewart a good idea?Granderson and Soriano should be in the lineup everyday no matter what even if there’s a lefty.

    Bad lineup.

  14. ac1 August 16th, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    Guys it is clear this organization refuses to play youth over aging vets or lost causes….

    I dont even know why it surprises us anymore….

    Betances gets 1 chance and he is gone
    Claiborne dominates and he is gone for Joba and his 5 era.
    Hughes stays in the rotation even though someone could probably come and pitch better….

  15. Jerkface August 16th, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    Gardner hits better, plays top tier defense at a premium position, and is just as good on the bases as Ichiro. He isn’t stealing as efficiently this season but he takes the extra base more often than Ichiro.

    He has a higher WAR, more rbis, more runs, more offensive stats in general, and Ichiro may have been the best RFer in baseball 10 years ago but he isn’t now. And Gardner IS one of the best centerfielders in baseball.

    So no, Ichiro is not ‘as good as’ Gardner.

  16. ac1 August 16th, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    How is having Wells,Ichriro and stewart a good idea?Granderson and Soriano should be in the lineup everyday no matter what even if there’s a lefty.
    ___

    The OF situation is delicate.
    Ichiro hasnt started in 2 games and he is better vs lefties.
    I agree Grandy was on a roll, no way he should be sitting (much less in a series this significant).
    Soriano IS in the lineup.
    Grandy better replace Wells the minute Doubront is run for a righty….

  17. ac1 August 16th, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    Claiborne has in fact been optioned for Reynolds. Wanted to keep the two long men. #yankees
    ___

    And the two long men is fine.
    Still say they should have sent Joba to AAA and if he refused, released him….

  18. fantasygame101 August 16th, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    win is the only positive outcome for this team. Nothing positive for 2014 for this game with no romine and all young relievers being sent down. Failure in the big league is part of learning curve for young players that is why coaches in the big league are being paid well to teach players and not just collect paycheck.

  19. UnKnown August 16th, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    This is a pretty good lineup. Reynolds over Overbay is nice and you got Grandy coming off the bench as a power threat.

    Tar- I’m not going to pollute this thread about it plus I’m gonzo for the rest of the day, but I have my suspicions. Anyway they can both throw unwarranted insults around that is for sure. Internet Muscles, Hear Me ROAR!!

    Go Yanks, I look for AL to rake!!! I hope he is getting shot up as we speak. :grin:

  20. 86w183 August 16th, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    My bad on Betances… I guess they decided two weeks of Claiborne was worth six weeks of Joba…

    I do not agree.

  21. Patrick August 16th, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    It seems really foolish to keep Joba over Claiborne.

  22. Jerkface August 16th, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    It seems really foolish to keep Joba over Claiborne.

    It seems foolish to have 2 long men as well.

  23. Chip August 16th, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    Claiborne? Really? So you have an effective kid or an ineffective Joba and you send out the effective kid?

    Granted, it’s only for two weeks but there may be a game or two in there where you might need an effective relief pitcher and now you have Joba instead.

    That’s great roster management guys.

  24. 4TrainNorth August 16th, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    Seems foolish to keep Joba.

  25. fantasygame101 August 16th, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    it is only foolish if the one making the decision is not a fool.

  26. Chip August 16th, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    Jerkface August 16th, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    It seems really foolish to keep Joba over Claiborne.

    It seems foolish to have 2 long men as well.
    ———————–

    One of them will be gone after Tuesday’s double header – they needed a second one up here incase Hughes got blasted yesterday so that they would have Warren available to start on Tuesday.

  27. justinxdance27 August 16th, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    luis cruz DFA

  28. Warning Track Power August 16th, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    I’m cool with this line-up.
    Boston is starting a LH

    Granderson should sit but I’m sure he will get into the game as soon as a righty takes
    the mound.

  29. Chip August 16th, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    I was in a store the other day and there was a kid playing with one of those inflatable beach balls. He kept throwing it at other shoppers, just really annoying everyone. Finally his dad took the ball and deflated it so that he couldn’t play with it anymore…

    This is what I want to do with Chris Stewart.

  30. fantasygame101 August 16th, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    chip,

    deflate stewart?

  31. Patrick August 16th, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    The Red Sox are butthurt that A-rod is playing during his appeal: http://espn.go.com/boston/mlb/.....ing-appeal

  32. blake August 16th, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    “Blake the caps were necessary to express my rage at the decisions this week.”

    understood.

    My guess is the reason Joba over Claiborne is that Joba can’t be optioned without his consent due to service time I believe…..and Claiborne can. At least I think that’s the case…….I guess they are still holding out hope somebody will offer a fungo for Joba or something instead of DFAing him…..

  33. Chip August 16th, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    fantasygame101 August 16th, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    chip,

    deflate stewart?
    —————–

    Well I was thinking of pulling a Tonya Harding but I’m terrified Girardi would either put Nix behind the plate or call up Bobby Wilson before going with Romine for an extended period.

  34. blake August 16th, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    I don’t think Big Papi should have been allowed to play during his self investigation.

  35. Chip August 16th, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    blake August 16th, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    “Blake the caps were necessary to express my rage at the decisions this week.”

    understood.

    My guess is the reason Joba over Claiborne is that Joba can’t be optioned without his consent due to service time I believe…..and Claiborne can. At least I think that’s the case…….I guess they are still holding out hope somebody will offer a fungo for Joba or something instead of DFAing him…..
    ————————

    It’s ego – they don’t want to turn around and admit that Joba is worthless.

  36. comnsnse August 16th, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    Has anyone though that perhaps there is an innings limit with Claiborne?

    Get over the Joba stuff, Yanks will not depreciate him further at this point ,and for goodness sake let’s wait until the e.o the month before judging all these moves.

  37. Chip August 16th, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Joba is back next year – with Hal and others thinking that if he became the closer “Joba Rules” would be a great marketing strategy again.

  38. Patrick August 16th, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    Joba is zero value added, if someone needs to be dropped to bring in another player he should be at the top of the list.

  39. Chip August 16th, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    comnsnse August 16th, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    Has anyone though that perhaps there is an innings limit with Claiborne?
    ———————–

    He’s thrown 50 innings this year (minors and majors combined) last year he threw 82.

  40. Jerkface August 16th, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    Has anyone though that perhaps there is an innings limit with Claiborne?

    He is still 30 innings away from 2012 or 2011 so prolly not. He only has 50 innings this year and he is a reliever.

  41. Patrick August 16th, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    Has anyone though that perhaps there is an innings limit with Claiborne?

    He’s at 51 innings for the season, last year he pitched 82 innings. There is no issue with an innings cap on Claiborne.

  42. blake August 16th, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    truth is that typically if Joba or Claiborne have to pitch then the game is over anyways…..so annoying as it is ….it really doesn’t matter much.

  43. fantasygame101 August 16th, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    I wonder if joba was already put on waiver and whether he was claimed or not?

  44. blake August 16th, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    “Has anyone though that perhaps there is an innings limit with Claiborne?”

    for a reliever that’s thrown way less than last year…..no not really.

  45. Warning Track Power August 16th, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    comnsnse August 16th, 2013 at 4:14 pm
    Has anyone though that perhaps there is an innings limit with Claiborne?

    Get over the Joba stuff, Yanks will not depreciate him further at this point ,and for goodness sake let’s wait until the e.o the month before judging all these moves.
    —————————————————————————————————

    Great point.
    Claiborne has options. Does Joba? I have been asking but have not seen answer.
    Anyway, people love to judge moves ASAP because they feel their ideas are much better.
    Despite not setting foot in the Yankees clubhouse.

  46. RayVT August 16th, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    My Guess is that the Yanks kept Joba in case Lacking hits ARod. Then Joba will come in & hit big sloppy! Just a thought!

  47. Jerkface August 16th, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    Does Joba? I have been asking but have not seen answer.

    He does, but it doesnt matter he can’t be optioned without his permission due to service time and since he is so close to free agency there is no way he’d let them option him and delay his free agency by a year.

  48. Chip August 16th, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    blake August 16th, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    truth is that typically if Joba or Claiborne have to pitch then the game is over anyways…..so annoying as it is ….it really doesn’t matter much.
    ————————

    End of the day – it’s only for 2 weeks. Problem is that it’s systemic of a bigger problem, that the Yankees have more faith in bad veterans than promising youngsters:

    Chamberlain over Claiborne
    Stewart over Romine/Murphy
    Cruz and Lillibridge over Adams
    Wells over Almonte

  49. RayVT August 16th, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    WTP

    Joba may have an option but it doesn’t matter because he can refuse an assignment due to his years of service.

  50. ac1 August 16th, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    Claiborne, asked if he was surprised to be sent down: “I was but I completely understand it.”
    ____

    Shock for us all.

  51. Shame Spencer August 16th, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    Chip August 16th, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    I was in a store the other day and there was a kid playing with one of those inflatable beach balls. He kept throwing it at other shoppers, just really annoying everyone. Finally his dad took the ball and deflated it so that he couldn’t play with it anymore…

    This is what I want to do with Chris Stewart.

    ———————-

    My freshman year of college these weird kids that lived on my floor got a ‘floor ball’ that they kicked up and down the hall way. We starting a resistance movement and finally one of the swimmers that lived across the hall from me tackled it as it went past our doors and stabbed it immediately.

    They looked at us like we Christmas or something. It was incredibly satisfying.

  52. Shame Spencer August 16th, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    And yeah, totally shocked about Claiborne. What a dumb decision. He’s been better than a lot of our guys out there. What exactly is the purpose of two long men?!

  53. RayVT August 16th, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    In all fairness neither Claiborne or Joba has been very good lately. This falls in the category of both guys being better than just one. Claiborne comes back up on Sept 1 or if a pitcher goes on DL or gets suspended for hitting big sloppy.

  54. ac1 August 16th, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    Great point.
    Claiborne has options. Does Joba? I have been asking but have not seen answer.
    Anyway, people love to judge moves ASAP because they feel their ideas are much better.
    Despite not setting foot in the Yankees clubhouse.
    ___

    Generally this is true.
    There is no injury and Claiborne seemed surprised.
    So taking a guy pitching well and sending him away for a guy like joba – that is a move that is worth immediate reaction.

  55. joeman August 16th, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    joba’s head looks like it’s going to explode…

  56. ac1 August 16th, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    Chamberlain over Claiborne
    Stewart over Romine/Murphy
    Cruz and Lillibridge over Adams
    Wells over Almonte
    ___

    Dont forget Melky Mesa sitting pine more than half the games he was here last month.

    The theory here is the yankees will not go to the young guys unless they absolutely have no other choice…. That is 90% of the time.

  57. RayVT August 16th, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    Ouch!

    Jared Remy, the troubled son of famed Boston Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy, has been arrested and charged with murdering his girlfriend, prosecutors said today.

    Remy, 34, showed no emotion or remorse when he was arraigned today in Waltham District Court on charges of murder and assault in connection with the death of Jennifer Martel, whose bloodied body was found Thursday night on a patio outside the apartment where she lived with her young daughter.

    Remy pleaded not guilty, but was ordered held without bail.

    “Ms. Martel had sustained multiple stab wounds,” said Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan. “Police received 911 calls, arrived and discovered there appeared to have been a struggle inside and outside.”

  58. TrueYankee August 16th, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    Why oh why is Stewart there and not Romine?

  59. ac1 August 16th, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    Cruz DFA. I guess no harm there. Can still 60 day Phelps and Hafner.
    So at least two more spots for the Yankees to try to find a starter on the wire to replace Hughes (or move him to the pen).

  60. joeman August 16th, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    I really liked Gardner’s one bounce to the plate from 20′ in back of 2nd base

  61. ac1 August 16th, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    Why oh why is Stewart there and not Romine?
    ___

    Because Pettitte has convinced management that he isn’t the problem, Romine is?

  62. blake August 16th, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    Andrew Marchand ?@AndrewMarchand 8m
    Granderson said if A-Rod says his camp didn’t leak anything, that is good enough for him

  63. ac1 August 16th, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    RemDogg is going to be taking a leave through next weekend…..
    I like him, I feel bad for him that he has to deal with having a possible murderer for a son.
    Worse for the dead girl’s family of course, but it still has to be hard to be the parent of a murderer….

  64. mick August 16th, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    Claiborne went a few innings the other day so they prolly just sent him back for the weekend.
    Ichiro being platooned with Wells irks me the most.
    The Wall is enticing but why diss Ichi?

  65. randy l. August 16th, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    “The Red Sox are butthurt that A-rod is playing during his appeal:”

    patrick-

    trisha and ysguy and a lot of others on this blog are’nt too happy about it either.

    i’d really like to see a three homer alex night.

  66. joeman August 16th, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    What is worse for A-Rod?

    Threat of suspension hanging over his head

    24.3%

    Inner circle selling out others in PED scandal

    75.7%

    Total votes: 2,461

  67. mick August 16th, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    Can still 60 day Phelps
    ============
    this already happened.

  68. exiledintampa August 16th, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    Yankees Designate Luis Cruz For Assignment

  69. Doreen August 16th, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    Pettitte and Hughes are not giving the length they used to, probably when they went with keeping two long men.

    And CC is iffy, too. He used to consistently go 7 or 8, and now not so much.

    I mean, we’ll all love to think that 4 out of the 5 can go 7 innings, but it hasn’t been the case most of the summer.

    I guess Joba’s around for mop-up duty.

    But I don’t like not having Claiborne, even though he’s been have some difficulty lately.

  70. ac1 August 16th, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    Can still 60 day Phelps
    ============
    this already happened
    ___

    Forgot.
    Still have Hafner.

  71. mick August 16th, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    I think Joba will be traded before the moth is out. In fact his value might go up to a team that is still in the race and thinks he can help.
    Claiborne will be back soon. He prolly can’t go for a few days anyway.

  72. ac1 August 16th, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    I guess Joba’s around for mop-up duty.
    ___

    We have two long relievers for that.

  73. RayVT August 16th, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    randy l. August 16th, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    What would be interesting is if ARod clubs a HR in his 1st AB & Lacking hits him the next time up if a brawl occurs. There is some pent up passion I believe on this Yankee team & it might get interesting especially if Joba gets to throw at ortiz as well. A PED for a PED!

  74. Shame Spencer August 16th, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    Arod playing during his appeal is a part of the rules. Very simple. It isn’t like anyone expects that he’ll completely escape suspension. And yes, the Red Sox comments on the matter are hysterical.

  75. Doreen August 16th, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    No, ac1 – true mop up duty, in case they’re losing big.

    The long men are there for Hughes, Pettitte and CC in case they can’t go more than 4 or 5 due to pitch count.

  76. bc August 16th, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    i guess

  77. Warning Track Power August 16th, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    Jerkface August 16th, 2013 at 4:18 pm
    Does Joba? I have been asking but have not seen answer.

    He does, but it doesnt matter he can’t be optioned without his permission due to service time and since he is so close to free agency there is no way he’d let them option him and delay his free agency by a year.
    —————————————————–
    Well there is the answer. I would not doubt the Yankees have already asked Joba if he would go down and if Joba answered NO, then the team doesn’t have the option to send him down.
    So Joba stays due to service time and those are the rules.
    That should end the debate why Joba is not sent down instead of Clairborne.

  78. blake August 16th, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    I really don’t get all these players whining about Arod playing…..if they were accused of something wouldn’t they appreciate the same right?

    Seems to me it’s more about them rather having Nix or Lillebridge at 3B……maybe they should all just stop whining and worry about their own teams.

  79. RayVT August 16th, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    This weekend could be ugly. If Lacking hits ARod & gets suspended fror it especially after talking about it & then Joba taking out sloppy and a brawl perhaps to take some more out. Then Yanks sweep the 3 games & RSux go on a free fall choke which IMO they are due.

    Boston Has 28 Tough Games (51 Losses)
    Balt-9; NYY-10; TB-3; SF-3; LAD-3

  80. bc August 16th, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    Jerry Remy’s son murdered someone, and was involved with steroids in the organization in 2008.

    Aaron Hernandez murdered multiples.

    A them, anyone?

    Oh yes, Alex Rodriguez is still the hottest topic of conversation in the sports world as MLB continues to conspire against him.

  81. RayVT August 16th, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    Yanks August 16, 2013
    *****************************************************
    0.) Boston Has 28 Tough Games (51 Losses)
    Balt-9; NYY-10; TB-3; SF-3; LAD-3
    *****************************************************
    DIVISION LEADER
    *****************************************************
    0.) Texas Has 16 Tough Games (51 Losses)
    Oak-6; KC-3; TB-4; Pitt-3
    *****************************************************
    DIVISION LEADER
    *****************************************************
    1.) Tampa Has 24 Tough Games (51 Losses)
    Boston-3; Balt-7; NYY-6; Tex-4; KC-1; OAK-3
    *****************************************************
    1.) Oak Has 19 Tough Games (52 Losses)
    Cleve-3; Balt-3; Det-4; Texas-6
    *****************************************************
    WILDCARD LEADERS
    *****************************************************
    2.) Balt Has 29 Tough Games (55 Losses)
    TB-7; NYY-7; Cleve-3; Oak-3; Boston-9
    *****************************************************
    3.) KC Has 18 Tough Games (57 Losses)
    Det-8; Tex-3; TB-1; Cleve-6
    *****************************************************
    4.) Cleve Has 18 Tough Games (56 Losses)
    Oak-3; Balt-3; Det-3; KC-6; ATL-3
    *****************************************************
    5.) Yankees Has 23 Tough Games (58 Losses)
    Boston-10; Balt-7; TB-6
    *****************************************************

  82. mick August 16th, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    How are there 2 long men?
    Warren and Joba?

  83. mick August 16th, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    My bad. Ichiro is in the lineup. Grandy is out as I expected.

  84. Shame Spencer August 16th, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    If we need to use two long men this weekend we’re screwed anyway.. still don’t know that I get the logic.

  85. Russell Munson August 16th, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    Huff is a long man.

  86. Shame Spencer August 16th, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    blake August 16th, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    I really don’t get all these players whining about Arod playing…..if they were accused of something wouldn’t they appreciate the same right?

    ——————

    When the Red Sox are accused of something they’re allowed to perform their own self-investigations so they don’t really worry about outcomes such as these.

  87. Russell Munson August 16th, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    I’m just waiting for Ortiz’s book about how he didn’t take steroids, but if he did this is how he’d have taken them.

  88. RayVT August 16th, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    bc August 16th, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    So true. The funny thing is individuals are being punished, yet the Boston Red Sox team was pushing PEDs as a team including having a Doctor tell the team how to use PEDs w/o getting caught!

    Me thinks Manny listened but later forgot what they told him. Ortiz listened well.

  89. RayVT August 16th, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    Russell Munson August 16th, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  90. Shame Spencer August 16th, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    LOL @ Pete Abe stalking out Arod. I think Pete’s a fangirl at heart.

    @PeteAbe Here’s Alex Rodriguez walking though Fenway alone just now. pic.twitter.com/Y388fLofll

  91. Shame Spencer August 16th, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    Hehehe.. anyone else picturing Pete Abe hiding behind columns and trying to stealth take these pictures? I’m waiting to find someone tweeting a picture of Arod with a bush with legs behind him.

    @PeteAbe A-Rod in concourse talking to Bob Costas. pic.twitter.com/FZnQfhdhoY

  92. blake August 16th, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    @BillShaikin: Ryan Braun friend sues him, claims Braun used PEDs at U of Miami, committed academic fraud, violated NCAA rules: http://t.co/X8Ncq0faYa

  93. blake August 16th, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    “Hehehe.. anyone else picturing Pete Abe hiding behind columns and trying to stealth take these pictures? I’m waiting to find someone tweeting a picture of Arod with a bush with legs behind him.”

    Lol

  94. Russell Munson August 16th, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    Pete Abe couldn’t hide behind the Coliseum, much less a column.

  95. chicken little August 16th, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    The Yankees “trust of veterans” remind me of my early legal career. Every time I asked to go to court, whether for big or small conferences, I was given some excuse about how a more polished attorney should handle it. Didn’t matter what it was or how badly the “more polished” attorney messed up, that was the excuse my former employer gave. The Yankees are the same way — even though there isn’t a rational basis or track record to believe that the great veterans will come through, the Yankees always pick the veteran over the kid. Romine has begun to hit. Yet, Stewart still catches 75% of the games. Claiborne has been solid for most of the season, and Girardi only pitches Chamberlain in garbage time, yet Chamberlain stays.

  96. Patrick August 16th, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    patrick-

    trisha and ysguy and a lot of others on this blog are’nt too happy about it either.

    i’d really like to see a three homer alex night.

    Understood, and that’s fine, but I totally disagree with trisha and ysguy’s sentiment. As a Yankee fan first and foremost, I care only about how the team plays. And, like it or not, A-rod helps the team. Just win baby

  97. Patrick August 16th, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    LOL @ Pete Abe stalking out Arod. I think Pete’s a fangirl at heart.

    I imagine Arod spurned Pete’s advances when Pete first started covering the team and that’s why Pete dislikes Alex so much.

  98. pkyankfan69 August 16th, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    Understood, and that’s fine, but I totally disagree with trisha and ysguy’s sentiment. As a Yankee fan first and foremost, I care only about how the team plays. And, like it or not, A-rod helps the team. Just win baby
    ————————–
    I hope Arod helps the team win for sure, I hope he hits a few bombs and helps them win tonight…. That being said, I would not mind seeing Arod get hit in the nuts with the base loaded to force in the go ahead run in the 9th tonight.

  99. UnKnown August 16th, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    Pete is such a child. Unbearable follow on twitter right now

  100. blake August 16th, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    Ryne Sandberg replacing Charlie Manuel

  101. Shame Spencer August 16th, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    blake August 16th, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    @BillShaikin: Ryan Braun friend sues him, claims Braun used PEDs at U of Miami, committed academic fraud, violated NCAA rules: http://t.co/X8Ncq0faYa

    ——————-

    I’m embarrassed to say I let out a brief sigh of relief to see a report on a player and PEDs that’s not Arod.

    Just 2 more hours until game time…… cannot stand the anticipation.

  102. Giuseppe Franco August 16th, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    Russell Munson August 16th, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    Pete Abe couldn’t hide behind the Coliseum, much less a column.

    —–

    Well done. And well deserved given Pete’s boner he had for A-Rod as the LoHud blogmaster.

  103. cofuzz August 16th, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    Ray,
    I like what you’re trying to do, but I think you’ve erred in at least one way — by classifying games against SF as “tough.”
    Have you checked the standings recently?
    They’re 14 games below .500 and much closer to tying the Marlins than the Dodgers.

  104. RayVT August 16th, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    ick August 16th, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    I agree Patrick.

  105. RayVT August 16th, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    cofuzz August 16th, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    You are right my friend. SF hasn’t been too tough lately, like the last 50 games I think they won 12 while LAD are 40-8.

  106. G. Love August 16th, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    The Yankees seriously need to get over the fear that waiving Joba will mean he’ll be in a Red Sox or Tigers uniform in the playoffs.

    The only reason they’re holding onto him at this point is spite and fear he’ll be in the post season making Cashman look bad.

    Claiborne deserved better. If Joba pitched with 1/4 the heart Claiborne has shown, he’d be more than our mop up man.

  107. RayVT August 16th, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    GF
    We didn’t know back then that Pete was a RSux fan through & through. Knowing that bias, I think Pete did a good job for the most part. GB kept Pete in line! LOL!

  108. blake August 16th, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    @Phylan: Sad for Charlie but he really sealed his fate with such a crappy offseason of transactions, plus let’s not forget the Howard extension

  109. tomingeorgia August 16th, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    Mister blake,
    Did Charlie make those transactions?

  110. tomingeorgia August 16th, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    I never thought I’d see a day in Georgia in August where it didn’t make it to 68 degrees.

  111. sammiejohnson August 16th, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    “@Phylan: Sad for Charlie but he really sealed his fate with such a crappy offseason of transactions, plus let’s not forget the Howard extension”

    Interesting. Cholly was in charge of “offseason transactions” and the “Howard extension”?

    Not sure who @Phylan is, but he is an idiot.

  112. cofuzz August 16th, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    Yep. Amaro really sealed the deal for Charlie with an offseason about as productive as the Yankees’.
    Cashman may have actually outdueled Amaro in the GM category.

  113. blake August 16th, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    tomingeorgia says:
    August 16, 2013 at 5:21 pm
    Mister blake,
    Did Charlie make those transactions?

    I think that was a joke from a phillies can suggesting that maybe they fired the wrong guy….as Charlie didnt do any of that stuff. ;)

    What we cookin this weekend mr Tom

  114. blake August 16th, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    tomingeorgia says:
    August 16, 2013 at 5:23 pm
    I never thought I’d see a day in Georgia in August where it didn’t make it to 68 degrees.

    Global warming

  115. tomingeorgia August 16th, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    blake,
    Thought I’d do some chicken halves. How about you?

  116. Giuseppe Franco August 16th, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    RayVT August 16th, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    GF
    We didn’t know back then that Pete was a RSux fan through & through. Knowing that bias, I think Pete did a good job for the most part. GB kept Pete in line! LOL!

    ——

    Truthfully, Red Sox ties or not, I didn’t have much use for Pete Abe. The only thing I liked about him was that he didn’t tolerate trolls and jackasses like C R 9 and would boot them out of here without hesitation.

    However, that aside, I was happy when Chad took over and I think he’s done a much better job. He’s also a likeable guy.

    Pete’s ego grew larger than his belly as LoHud became the most popular NYY Blog and became more full of himself over time.

    I also remember the many encounters Pete had with GB. Pete actually sent GB emails harassing him believe it or not. The old timer could certainly take care of himself but it said quite a bit about what kind of person Pete is.

    Just my two cents.

  117. MTU August 16th, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    Mister Tom-

    Since Blake stole Manning’s recipe he’ll cook just about anything.

    :)

  118. Russell Munson August 16th, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    “Not sure who @Phylan is, but he is an idiot.”

    Are you familiar with a concept known as sarcasm?

  119. MTU August 16th, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    Reynolds could become an instant fan favorite if he could pop a dinger or two tonight.

    ;)

  120. blake August 16th, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    tomingeorgia says:
    August 16, 2013 at 5:32 pm
    blake,
    Thought I’d do some chicken halves. How about you?

    It’s my grandmothers bday and she wants some ribs so probably that….chicken sounds good too

  121. RayVT August 16th, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    Giuseppe Franco August 16th, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    Thanks GF for the insight.

  122. blake August 16th, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    Since Blake stole Manning’s recipe he’ll cook just about anything.”

    Ats good sauce

  123. MTU August 16th, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    Maybe Soriano can knock out the B in the scoreboard tonight.

    And A-Rod could knock down one of the light towers.

    :)

  124. MTU August 16th, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    Blake-

    How old is Grandma ?

  125. RayVT August 16th, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    MTU August 16th, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    I use to have Reynolds on my Fantasy team several years ago. He was quite a streak hitter. Since he has been cold for a while, he certainly is due. LOL! What better time or place than now at Beantown.

  126. tomingeorgia August 16th, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    blake,
    Granny rules!

  127. MTU August 16th, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    Ray-

    I called Con Ed today.

    Told them it was the Yankees that stole their power.

    :)

  128. blake August 16th, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    MTU

    85 and sharp as a razor……shes a jewel

  129. MTU August 16th, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    Blake-

    Good to hear she still likes ribs.

    Does she imbibe as well ?

    :)

  130. RayVT August 16th, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    MTU August 16th, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    I have been trying to get a tune out of my head for a week or so.

    “Over there, over there”
    “The Yanks are coming, the Yanks are coming”

    LOL! It would be so cool to see a Beantown meltdown! Lacking is just the guy to start the rampage against! Such a likeable guy calling out someone else!

  131. tomingeorgia August 16th, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    Mister MTU,
    Why bother going to 85 if you don’t?

  132. blake August 16th, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    “Does she imbibe as well ?”

    Just very sweet tea ;)

  133. Hassey August 16th, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    A small dose of jeter would sure come in handy in game 1

  134. RayVT August 16th, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    RayVT August 16th, 2013 at 5:45 pm
    MTU August 16th, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    Meant to say that was funny & I hope the RSux are unplugged!

  135. RayVT August 16th, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    Hassey August 16th, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    I don’t expect to see Jeter until Sept 1

  136. randy l. August 16th, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    “I also remember the many encounters Pete had with GB. Pete actually sent GB emails harassing him believe it or not. The old timer could certainly take care of himself but it said quite a bit about what kind of person Pete is.”

    i butted heads with peter a. as much as anyone, and we went after each other pretty good in emails.

    what i found is he was a stand up guy who knows the game really well.

    chad is good in his own way.

    also there would be no lohud blog were it not for peter a.

    originators should get some credit. people who create things usually aren’t all warm and fuzzy.

    just my two cents worth

  137. Hassey August 16th, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    If I recall correctly, Soriano likes hitting up there

  138. MTU August 16th, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    Ray-

    I prefer to call him “Lackluster”.

    I’m being circumspect.

    The Yankees really have their work cut out for them.

    They must win at least 2.

  139. MTU August 16th, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    Randy-

    GB used to call Abraham the “Donut choker”.

    Cracked me up.

    :)

  140. MTU August 16th, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    Blake-

    My Mother just turned 88.

    She is not fairing quite as well as your Grandmother.

    But is she is definitely a jewel. A diamond actually.

  141. RayVT August 16th, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    randy l. August 16th, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    I got along with Pete & I was on the blog when he started. I remember the heated discussions of you & GB with Pete along with quite a few others too including SJ. Some really good ones!

  142. RayVT August 16th, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    We need the tiggers to take down KC tonight in 2nd game of the double header.

    Yanks need to win of course.

  143. Shame Spencer August 16th, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    Alright… one hour.

  144. MTU August 16th, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    I might have to pull out my lucky rock for tonight’s game.

    :)

  145. tomingeorgia August 16th, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    MTU,
    my mom and dad are long gone, at 81 and 95, and I’ll always miss them. Treasure and honor them while them while you can. blake, that means ribs!

  146. Shame Spencer August 16th, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    Is this real…?? LOL

    @BrianCostaWSJ A-Rod hearts “all my teammates whether you play in Boston or the D-Backs or Mets. I love all members of the union equally & unconditionally”

  147. MTU August 16th, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    Get Dubrunt early.

    ;)

  148. Giuseppe Franco August 16th, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    Here’s some Pete Abe/A-Rod nostalgia….

    Anyone remember this? The guys at NoMaas had a field day with it.

    http://yankees.lhblogs.com/200.....ent-704410

  149. MTU August 16th, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    Mister Tom-

    It’s one of the few Commandments I actually follow.

    :)

  150. joeman August 16th, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    so now Arod besides being a huge Ped user for years he’s now a rat…keep rooting for him those who do

  151. jmills August 16th, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    Joeman! In true Triumph fashion, ” Lay it on the Line “! Sorry I haven’t been around, just thought I’d give everybody a break :)

  152. MTU August 16th, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    Mills-

    Joeman is just cranky because his knee still hurts.

    :)

  153. Shame Spencer August 16th, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    ‘I think they reported this a few months ago but it didn’t get much traction.. we get here to Fenway and it comes out so.. it is what it is.’ – Arod

  154. bc August 16th, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    vernon in tonight over Grandy because of Doubront is petrifying. great job Girardi.

  155. jmills August 16th, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    The driving is god awful out there ( not to mention the the self righteous insipid cyclists and pedestrians ), even Gilles Villeneuve would have reached his limit. What’s going to happen with Mays and Rod?

  156. Shame Spencer August 16th, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    ‘I spoke to Cervelli and he’s my brother and we know it’s not true.’

    ‘It’s going to be a bumpy road and you have to understand that every day a story like this is going to come out, it’s going to get worse every day. I would expect bigger stories to come out every day.’ – Arod

  157. randy l. August 16th, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    I got along with Pete & I was on the blog when he started. I remember the heated discussions of you & GB with Pete along with quite a few others too including SJ. Some really good ones!”

    rayvt-

    i’m not big on boyscouts and choir boys. give me the creative troublesome people every time.

    the blog simply would not be here without peter a. starting it.
    i think he did a great job.

  158. Shame Spencer August 16th, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    ‘It’s frustrating that all of this is coming out in one drip at a time.. ‘ – Arod

    He went on to say that the CBA stipulates confidentiality but that’s not been the case so far and the reporters shouldn’t expect it to be the case going forward.

    If I got any of those quotes wrong my apologies, I was trying to type as they showed the clip. Full Alex interview will be shown in the pregame at 6:30pm on YES.

  159. jmills August 16th, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    MTU, bright side, Joeman and Bobby Orr are kindred spirits.

  160. joeman August 16th, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    MTU August 16th, 2013 at 6:09 pm
    Mills-

    Joeman is just cranky because his knee still hurts.

    :)

    ———————————————————————-

    The NYY are the 4th most valuable sports team in the world and they play that slug

  161. DONNYBROOK August 16th, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    Thanks for the congrats everybody. Reynolds can do No worse than Overbay has done of late, and certainly better than Hafner.

  162. jmills August 16th, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    I’m glad I’m anonymous with a payback to reflect thusly so.

  163. Shame Spencer August 16th, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    Giuseppe Franco August 16th, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    Here’s some Pete Abe/A-Rod nostalgia….

    Anyone remember this? The guys at NoMaas had a field day with it.

    http://yankees.lhblogs.com/200…..ent-704410

    —————–

    Thank you for posting this… everyone should go back and read pat be a total badass.

    You’re a great poster pat.

  164. joeman August 16th, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    truth be told I was more of a Cam Neely fan….love those grinders

  165. Doreen August 16th, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    Shame,

    I don’t know how to go through the bumpy road. So much of me wants him to just go away. But, I want to hear what he has to say. I hope his teammates are ready for this. No on should be tried and convicted in the press.

    Aah! My feelings on ths are so convoluted, I’m better off not saying anything.

  166. bc August 16th, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    cam neely… steeeeeeroids.

  167. jmills August 16th, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    Hi, Randy, please do tell some more Nettles and Iorg stories to take us out of this thing :)

  168. DONNYBROOK August 16th, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    Unless he is hurt, I would stick with Grandy full-time. The Yanks are at the point where they need to stick with a starting 8 as much as physically possible, and platoon at 1B. There are just too many teams to get around, and too little time to do it. We can Not get cute. This is The Alamo every day till Oct.

  169. joeman August 16th, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    jmills August 16th, 2013 at 6:07 pm
    Joeman! In true Triumph fashion, ” Lay it on the Line “! Sorry I haven’t been around, just thought I’d give everybody a break :)
    —————————————————–
    trying hard to find a father daughter dance song for her Wedding in 2 months…

  170. joeman August 16th, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    MTU August 16th, 2013 at 6:09 pm
    Mills-

    Joeman is just cranky because his knee still hurts.
    —————————————-
    speaking of the knee..back to using ice again

  171. RayVT August 16th, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    joeman August 16th, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    When did the Yanks drop from 1st? Was it because of the $189M cap next year?

  172. jmills August 16th, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    Hey Joe, be true, best thing is to have Orr with his own puck ( because no one was in his league ) in your back end as, ” Mr. Quarterback, I’ll gladly play the whole game if I knew what two knees meant “.

  173. joeman August 16th, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    Those three soccer teams across the pond

  174. mick August 16th, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    So now you have nine years of a team built to showcase a cheater’s pursuit of an individual record. Fantastic.

    Given how the baseball economy is going, the Yankees could have taken the $30 million they’ll pay Alex on a yearly basis and dominated the draft, the international market and the free-agent market.

    Instead they’re trapped by him for nine more years. They’re paying for his decline. It was a stupid move then that gets worse every day.
    ================================
    Pete A also had this to say in that post of 2009.
    Seems prophetic now…

  175. Shame Spencer August 16th, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    Doreen – I hear ya.. at least this team has found a pulse.

  176. Shame Spencer August 16th, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    Ah, here’s Chad with the real quotes and not my terrible shorthand. :arrow:

  177. jmills August 16th, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    Joe, how about , ” Just like Suicide “, by Soundgarden :)

  178. MTU August 16th, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    Joeman-

    Just keep making slow, steady progress.

    :)

  179. jmills August 16th, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    Mick! Thanks for the links, they didn’t go unnoticed,……I’m just kinda’ slow.

  180. Doreen August 16th, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    That blog entry did certainly show Pete’s overall anti-ARod bias, but her was also this, whis is a prevailing sentiment 4 years later;

    “Meanwhile, I’m not suggesting Alex isn’t a good player. He is. But it’s counter productive to winning to have one player command 15 percent of the payroll. It never works.

    The Yankees should have let him go when they had the chance and reinvested the money in two or three other players. That’s what Brian Cashman wanted to do and he was overruled by the Steinbrenners.

    So now you have nine years of a team built to showcase a cheater’s pursuit of an individual record. Fantastic.

    Given how the baseball economy is going, the Yankees could have taken the $30 million they’ll pay Alex on a yearly basis and dominated the draft, the international market and the free-agent market.

    Instead they’re trapped by him for nine more years. They’re paying for his decline. It was a stupid move then that gets worse every day.”

  181. joeman August 16th, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    jmills August 16th, 2013 at 6:25 pm
    Joe, how about , ” Just like Suicide “, by Soundgarden :)

    MTU August 16th, 2013 at 6:26 pm
    Joeman-

    Just keep making slow, steady progress
    —————————————————–
    lets have a Dos Equis on that

  182. joeman August 16th, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    KoRn – Another Brick In The Wall (parts 1, 2, 3)

  183. jmills August 16th, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    Personally, I’d be rather content with Arod; at least u guys won in ’09. Its been since for me…..I dunno.

    Seriously, …it was’93. I was in the bathtub, depressed about a girl; I went running out to the TV, but the whole thing was over. True story. ” Touch ‘em all Joe! “

  184. jmills August 16th, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    Joe, great idea, I’ve got THE Wall right here, now!!!

  185. jmills August 16th, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    Joe, let’s go for, KoRn, too. Jim Korn was a defenceman turned forward for les Leafs in the eighties.


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