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Granderson takes turn at DH

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Aug 17, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Brett Gardner CF
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Robinson Cano 2B
Alfonso Soriano LF
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Curtis Granderson DH
Eduardo Nunez SS
Lyle Overbay 1B
Chris Stewart C

RHP Hiroki Kuroda

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101 Responses to “Granderson takes turn at DH”

  1. Shame Spencer August 17th, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    More Stew.

  2. ac1 August 17th, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    And no Romine….
    It is becoming laughable now just how Against playing youth that the Yankees are.

  3. blake August 17th, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    blake says:
    August 17, 2013 at 12:48 pm
    “If we miss the post season, the team playing like garbage for that series will be the turning point”

    Yup….that road trip was brutal. They have kinda made up for it a little by playing well against Detroit and beating LA but its still an uphill ride.

    The rest of the schedule isn’t easy ….but it’s not terrible either and they play the teams ahead of them a lot….plus they finish up with Houston….so gotta just win games starting tonight

  4. blake August 17th, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    I hope they hang a 10 spot on lackey

  5. ac1 August 17th, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    Being swept by the white sox was horrible

  6. ac1 August 17th, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    Blake, hope arod stings a homer off lackey.

  7. blake August 17th, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    ac1 says:
    August 17, 2013 at 12:50 pm
    Blake, hope arod stings a homer off lackey.

    I have a feeling lackey might plunk him and I think if so the fallout should be interesting

  8. tucker August 17th, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    Grandy is OPSing .964 vs Lackey over his career. Maybe buys a little protection if/when Lackey plays the tough guy role.

  9. cofuzz August 17th, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    I’d rather see Granderson hit a line drive off Lackey’s head after a bean ball.
    Didn’t someone (Posada?) do that to him in the ’09 playoffs?
    Maybe right after Lackey yelled at his teammates for an error or miscommunication?
    What a fine teammate and human being he is.
    The exact right kinda guy to stand up for what is right and to punish what is wrong.

  10. GregD August 17th, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    Shame—— Pizza!!

  11. comnsnse August 17th, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    Re: Wells comments on previous thread, he is an intelligent thoughtful person who comes from a wonderful and talented family.

    His comments were reasoned and honest and much more persuasive to the objective viewer that the regular pap you get from a clubhouse.

  12. blake August 17th, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    @BillSimmons: Q: What do you call 25 guys watching the 2004 World Series? A: The Yankees.

    Kinda sad that one series almost a decade ago is still the higlight of Red Sox lives

  13. randy l. August 17th, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    “I was actually never a Boy Scout. Even if I were, not sure why that would change my ability to have a clue about “real yankee stuff,” but apparently it matters a great deal”

    chad-

    two things.

    one, you’re not edgy. that’s the boy scout reference. you’re a nice guy from the mid west.
    as i said ,that might be a good thing.

    two
    you don’t have a clue about what the yankees are about historically. it would be arrogant if thought you did. you came on to this gig as an outsider who is objective about what you see. you’re not a yankee fan. never was a yankee fan, and never will be a yankee fan.

    you’re a sports reporter who roots for the story.
    that’s it.

  14. tucker August 17th, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    It’s really fun to watch a wiry, athletic guy in the lineup like Soriano. He was always one of my favorite players in the early 2000s. He can be maddening on those outside breaking balls, but he’s always a must-watch at bat.

    For too much of this season, there was no good reason to watch this team, outside of blind loyalty. Now the team is fun again.

  15. blake August 17th, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    If much rather have an objective journalist running this blog than a Red Sock fan

  16. blake August 17th, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    “For too much of this season, there was no good reason to watch this team, outside of blind loyalty. Now the team is fun again.”

    Yea….too bad all the fans didnt want any homers! Right Cash

  17. Shame Spencer August 17th, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    Greg – Good call.. now what kind of pizza: Italian hot dog, cheese steak or chicken francese???

  18. blake August 17th, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    I have really enjoyed seeing some runs again the last week….but if they make a legit run it’ll be because of the pitching…..I don’t think this level of offense is sustainable….Soriano is very streaky and though I hope he doesn’t …will likely cool of at some point. The rotation has the ability to get on a roll though and carry it to the end of the season and that’s what they have to have…..if the rotation pitches like it did early in the year and they get more offense then maybe they can make it…..

  19. Shame Spencer August 17th, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    “He seems to be handling everything like nothing is wrong,’’ Vernon Wells said. “Some people can do that. Some people can’t. From the outside it looks like he can handle it.’’

  20. Shame Spencer August 17th, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    I’m not sure why you’d need to be a Yankee fan to know what the Yankees are all about. I’m sure there are plenty of Red Sox and Mets fans that could give you an ear full about what the Yankees are all about.

  21. Giuseppe Franco August 17th, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    This place is far better off with Chad at the helm and that was evident from the get-go.

    We don’t need another blogmaster who liked to be part of the story.

  22. Shame Spencer August 17th, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    blake August 17th, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    I have really enjoyed seeing some runs again the last week….but if they make a legit run it’ll be because of the pitching…..I don’t think this level of offense is sustainable

    ——————

    Yeah this exactly… Soriano, Grandy and Arod may be prone to streaky hitting… right now they’re all on a high.. can they be this consistent through the next month?

  23. ac1 August 17th, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    blake August 17th, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    @BillSimmons: Q: What do you call 25 guys watching the 2004 World Series? A: The Yankees.

    Kinda sad that one series almost a decade ago is still the higlight of Red Sox lives

    ___________

    It’s true.
    They continue to cling to 2004, that series even more than the World Series.
    They haven’t made the playoffs in 3 years and they are no lock to make it this year either.
    It was really embarrassing the way Eckersley was putting down everything Yankee last night while the Sox were getting POUNDED.

  24. Giuseppe Franco August 17th, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    I don’t see how you can go wrong with either a cheese steak or pizza.

    Well, maybe if I made it since I can’t cook for sh!t.

  25. ac1 August 17th, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    Yeah this exactly… Soriano, Grandy and Arod may be prone to streaky hitting… right now they’re all on a high.. can they be this consistent through the next month?
    ___

    it’s true they can be streaky.
    BUT, we have enough good hitters now that one can cover if the other slumps.

    It’s no longer the case if Cano slumps, the offense scores zero.

  26. Shame Spencer August 17th, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    Kinda sad that one series almost a decade ago is still the higlight of Red Sox lives

    —————-

    This is why being a Yankee fan is the greatest sports fan experience you can ask for… we never rest on our laurels. Oh we just made the playoffs? Awesome, now get me to the WS or don’t bother touting it as some achievement. Oh we just won a WS? Great, now go make this team better next year so we can do it again.

    Often this is interpreted as spoiled, rotten behavior… I interpret it as excellence.

  27. tucker August 17th, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    Soriano will undoubtedly get cold, probably sooner than later. But I’ve been encouraged by the way ARod has been swinging the bat. And Cano seems to be more relaxed when the entire offense doesn’t rest on his shoulders.

    So the office will not be as good as it’s been the past week, but it won’t be as bad as it’s been for the entire season.

  28. ac1 August 17th, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    Preach it Shame!

  29. cofuzz August 17th, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    ac1 says:
    August 17, 2013 at 1:15 pm
    blake August 17th, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    @BillSimmons: Q: What do you call 25 guys watching the 2004 World Series? A: The Yankees.

    Kinda sad that one series almost a decade ago is still the higlight of Red Sox lives

    ___________

    It’s true.
    They continue to cling to 2004, that series even more than the World Series.
    They haven’t made the playoffs in 3 years and they are no lock to make it this year either.
    It was really embarrassing the way Eckersley was putting down everything Yankee last night while the Sox were getting POUNDED.

    Q: What do you call 25 guys winning 27 World Series — far and away the most of any group of 25 guys?

  30. Shame Spencer August 17th, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    GF – I’m leaning that way right now… I think I need a personal pie and a sandwich. Today is my cheat day! :D

  31. blake August 17th, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    The offense is certainly better….but IMO it’s still nowhere near good enough to do what they need to do to chase town a playoff spot if they don’t pitch lighs out the rest of the way

  32. Shame Spencer August 17th, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    ac – The good thing is that with so little time left in the season they might not have a chance to slump!

    They just can’t slump all at once.. that would kill us. As long as some guys are still grinding we might have a chance.

  33. bruceb August 17th, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    Agree 100%, Blake. The offense has improved enough for the Yanks to go on a tear, but only if their starting rotation improves too. Encouraging starts from both Andy P and Hughes this week, but I trust Andy a lot more to keep it going than I do Phil. He is the weakest link.

  34. tucker August 17th, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    Blake, I don’t think this team is good enough to make the playoffs. It’s not like 2007 when they slugged their way through every must-win game down the stretch.

    They do need pitching. I’m confident in 4 of 5 pitchers in the rotation. Then there’s Hughes. It would be great if Phelps or Nuno were healthy enough to plug into the rotation. If either was available, Hughes would be in the pen.

  35. ac1 August 17th, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    They just can’t slump all at once.. that would kill us. As long as some guys are still grinding we might have a chance.
    __

    Before we had 1 good hitter in the lineup and a couple ‘pretty good’ hitters. Again, it was Cano and 8 guys.

    Now, we can afford one or two guys to slump.
    They look reborn this week and I dont think the team will go into a full slump the rest of the year. Even Pettitte was dialing it up yesterday.

    Now we just need to see more Romine, less Stewart AND an explanation why they kept Joba and demoted Claiborne in the middle of a time we need to win everyday….

  36. blake August 17th, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    “Blake, I don’t think this team is good enough to make the playoffs. It’s not like 2007 when they slugged their way through every must-win game down the stretch.”

    The odds and time aren’t on their side but anything is possible…..they can only lose about 15 or less more times though

  37. UnKnown August 17th, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    6-3 Bombers. This team can’t be stopped. Sweep tomorrow.

  38. Shame Spencer August 17th, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    @PeteAbe #RedSox changed their lineup. Napoli out (left foot plantar fasciitis) and Victorino back in. Carp at 1B.

  39. GregD August 17th, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    Shame——cheesesteak

  40. Shame Spencer August 17th, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    Now we just need to see more Romine, less Stewart AND an explanation why they kept Joba and demoted Claiborne in the middle of a time we need to win everyday….

    ——————

    Yeah… yeah.

  41. Tar August 17th, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    What Randy is saying is not a put down to Chad.

    Having said that, ad for the record Chad is the best. He’s doing a fantastic job and there is no one I would rather have leading Lohud.

  42. G. Love August 17th, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    I think the lineup is a lot more balanced vs. RHP/LHP than it has been all season.

    Having Reynolds, Soriano and Arod vs LHP gives this team a completely different feel & having Grandy vs RHP does the same thing.

    I don’t know how they’re going to make up all this ground with Hughes throwing 1 out of 5 and CC being shaky, but if they pull this off it would be special.

    But what I won’t sit idly by for is Rhoda/Sybil claiming that we should trust the Yankees since they got Soriano and Reynolds.

    It took them forever and put them behind the 8 ball to address the offense and when they did get Soriano, our GM disowned the move in favor of keeping Corey “Cy” Black.

    The Yankees sat on their hands until attendance/ratings/interest had waned.

    As for getting Reynolds, that was not part of some master plan. It was Cleveland believing they had a better player to fill his spot.

    The only reason he’s a Yankee is the Indians thought his roster spot was better used and they ate almost 3 million dollars to make him go away.

    On the Yankees in his role vs LHP he should be very useful. I’m happy he’s here.

    But to applaud the front office like they had some master plan all along to save the season is lunacy.

    Reynolds fell into their lap. Soriano they’re GM didn’t want.

    And none of them wanted Arod to come back.

    Those 3 bats plus Grandy are why we’re scoring runs now and the pressure on Cano has eased.

  43. ac1 August 17th, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    @PeteAbe #RedSox changed their lineup. Napoli out (left foot plantar fasciitis) and Victorino back in. Carp at 1B.
    _____

    Napoli is like their Vernon Wells or Travis Hafner.
    Hot April, down since.

  44. Tar August 17th, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    SMH at Joe continuing to play Stewart every day.

    Cashman needs to find a decent catcher somehow, someway to force Stewie to the bench.

  45. Shame Spencer August 17th, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    Cheese steak it is… this place that I order from makes it with peppers, onions, mushrooms and thinly sliced crispy potatoes… delicious.

  46. tucker August 17th, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    Fox game of the week means no Yankees in this part of the world … Grrrrr …. Looks like a live streaming date w/John & Suzyn.

  47. mick August 17th, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    Now we just need to see more Romine, less Stewart AND an explanation why they kept Joba and demoted Claiborne in the middle of a time we need to win everyday….
    ===================
    Joba is definitely out of it. He can’t get outs and has stopped tweeting.
    He seems to be in a state of depression.
    Is it a possibility a trade is in the works and they couldn’t send him down in fear of lowering his value even more?
    I also heard he is out of options.

  48. G. Love August 17th, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    mick,

    I think they’re terrified of waiving Joba and him signing with Boston/Detroit and pitching lights out.

    I think that’s the only reason he still is in that locker room.

    Can you believe what he’s turned into?

  49. mick August 17th, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    I think they’re terrified of waiving Joba and him signing with Boston/Detroit and pitching lights out.
    ==================
    g love- i’m sure he was waived. they can always pull him back or trade him.
    you just don’t trade him to bost or det.

  50. Hankflorida August 17th, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    About a month ago I wrote about Wee Willie Keeler who was a singles hitter who said, “Hit em where they ain’t.” I compared the Yankee team of all table setters and Cano as hit em where they are and longed for a team that hit em where they ain’t in the stands in fair terroritory. Well, we have been getting a taste of Bronx Bombers and I want it to continue in to next year. I wonder if Hal will forget his plan to field a team that manufactures runs and go back to the Yankee calling card of the three run homer?

  51. Captain Clutch August 17th, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    Day game after a night game and Romine still can’t get in there. Just ridiculous. Let the kid catch so they can see what they have for next year. I guess the only way that Romine will get in there is when Stewie’s body completely breaks down.

  52. mick August 17th, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    i believe he will be traded at the deadline when teams know better whether they are still in it or not.

  53. Shame Spencer August 17th, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    Did everyone see this bunt attempt by the Astros last night..??

    http://mlbmemes.lockerdome.com/media/108929461

  54. tucker August 17th, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    Don’t see why any team would offer anything for Joba …

    And yes, the Yanks had no plan. They picked up Soriano’s contract on the (relative) cheap and lucked out that Reynolds fell to them.

    These desperation moves came after ignoring the offense for three years.

  55. ac1 August 17th, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    Cashman needs to find a decent catcher somehow, someway to force Stewie to the bench.
    _____

    Romine is a decent catcher and has been hitter better as he has had opportunities. He cannot be expected to stay hot playing once a week. A good manager would see this. I get the issue with playing time for the outfielders, but this is a no brainer. Romine COULD be part of the future, is hitting better than Stewart in much more limited time, and is a good catcher. There is NO EXCUSE!!

  56. Shame Spencer August 17th, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    If they are really worried about Joba pitching lights out for another team I have no idea what to say….

    Right now, what you need are the best players you have to work with.

  57. J. Alfred Prufrock August 17th, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    Unknown. Tar and GLove FTW!

    Blake – if Jete could make it back and be himself, we’re in the money. Both he and Alex if they can stay on the
    Field will have the rest factor on their side:
    Ditto Grandy.

    Lackey has a
    Tough choice to make: hit or
    Be hit!

    If he hits
    Alex the loser media hounds will annoying him some kind of Morality insecticide and he would also escape a
    Certain drubbing.

  58. ac1 August 17th, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    Day game after a night game and Romine still can’t get in there. Just ridiculous. Let the kid catch so they can see what they have for next year. I guess the only way that Romine will get in there is when Stewie’s body completely breaks down.
    ____

    Nope. Girardi will tie Stewie to a marionette and control him from the dugout.

  59. J. Alfred Prufrock August 17th, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    Media will *annoint him

  60. blake August 17th, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    I really don’t understand why he won’t let Romine play

  61. GregD August 17th, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    Shame Spencer August 17th, 2013 at 1:36 pm
    Cheese steak it is… this place that I order from makes it with peppers, onions, mushrooms and thinly sliced crispy potatoes… delicious.
    ———-
    sounds yummy

  62. Giuseppe Franco August 17th, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    Shame Spencer August 17th, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    @PeteAbe #RedSox changed their lineup. Napoli out (left foot plantar fasciitis) and Victorino back in. Carp at 1B.

    —–

    I have plantar fasciitis in my left foot as well and got it from playing baseball.

    Not fun.

  63. Shame Spencer August 17th, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    tucker – I’m sure you’ll recall that there were a lot of people discussing the acquisition of Soriano in the off season. Apparently, Cash had been targeting Wells for a while and has openly stated he was against the Sori trade. My guess would be it all has to do with the cost of each player in 2014. I think Cash is trying to operate under the guidelines he knows exist (which doesn’t excuse him of anything, btw)… I think the rest of the FO is in ‘wing it’ mode.

  64. Shame Spencer August 17th, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    blake August 17th, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    I really don’t understand why he won’t let Romine play

    —————-

    Because Stewie hasn’t been injured yet and that is literally the only thing that would get Girardi to play Romine.

  65. ac1 August 17th, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    Romine caught the gem Kuroda pitched last start no?
    There really is zero explanation for this.
    When will reporters start asking these questions?
    Would also love to hear the logic for sending Claiborne down over releasing Joba and if it isn’t better that, well he can come back in 10 days, that will NOT be good enough.

  66. Nick in SF August 17th, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    Girardi isn’t going to mess with the Kuroda-Stewie combo, so Stewie was playing today unless he broke his leg last night, and even then it would be 50-50.

    They’re not bringing in a new catcher unless it’s some waiver trade for Joe Mauer and that can’t happen while Hank is handcuffed to the radiator in the basement.

  67. ac1 August 17th, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    Because Stewie hasn’t been injured yet and that is literally the only thing that would get Girardi to play Romine.
    ___

    I actually think i remember earlier this year Stewie took a bat to the head, then played the next 4 days or something like that.

  68. ac1 August 17th, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    Girardi isn’t going to mess with the Kuroda-Stewie combo, so Stewie was playing today unless he broke his leg last night, and even then it would be 50-50.
    __

    Pretty sure Romine caught Kuroda’s last start.
    I may be wrong but I feel like I remember thinking that Romine is clearly able to handle it.

  69. Captain Clutch August 17th, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    It’s absolutely insane that Joba is on the roster over Claiborne. Cashman should just get over the fact that no one wanted to trade for him and move on. Who cares who picks him up he stinks. The fact that Cashman is allowing it to hurt the team is where it becomes insane. He couldn’t even be trusted yesterday with a 7 run lead.

  70. ac1 August 17th, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    They’re not bringing in a new catcher unless it’s some waiver trade for Joe Mauer and that can’t happen while Hank is handcuffed to the radiator in the basement.
    ___

    Dont really want a new catcher.
    I want to see what a Murphy/Romine combo can do in 2014.
    I know it is very unlikely given what we have seen, but this is what I hope for.

  71. Nick in SF August 17th, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    “Romine caught the gem Kuroda pitched last start no?”

    ’twas Stewie. He went 0-3.

    http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/gameday.....8;mode=box

  72. Giuseppe Franco August 17th, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    I don’t think they fear Joba pitching lights out for someone else at all.

    I just think it’s yet another case of favoring vets over youngsters. We see that on display almost everyday with this team.

  73. Captain Clutch August 17th, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    I see that Tejada was just suspended for the 3rd time for a banned suspension. These guys are so stupid why don’t they ask Ortiz how he has been doing it the last 10 years or so. He is obviously passing every test…oh sorry besides one.

  74. GregD August 17th, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    It would be nice if Romine played today but ………not to be

  75. tucker August 17th, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    Shame, well it certainly looks like Cash bet on the wrong player, then. Soriano has much more life left than Vernon Wells.

    If Cash is to be believed, he did not have the checkbook authority to make offers during the winter meetings when free agents were flying off the boards.

  76. ac1 August 17th, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    “Romine caught the gem Kuroda pitched last start no?”

    ’twas Stewie. He went 0-3.
    ___

    Damn I must have dreamed of a time where a young prospect who is better than the back up we play everyday actually got to play a game.

  77. ac1 August 17th, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    I just think it’s yet another case of favoring vets over youngsters. We see that on display almost everyday with this team.
    ____

    it’s true.

    Joba over Claiborne
    Stew over Romine
    Wells and Hafner over Almonte/Mesa/etc…..
    Lillibridge/Cruz/Nix over Adams who was benched without getting a chance to pull out of a slump (he was coming out of it when they sent him down).
    Overbay over CoJo.
    Hughes over every other option…

    On and on and on….

  78. UnKnown August 17th, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    1. Wells talks to much for a bench player. Dude needs to tone down his opinions. They really are not all that important.

    2. I hope Lackey does drill Arod. I want to see how the “elitists” around here react to that. Will they stoop so low to cheer a Sox player for drilling the hated AL? Again Interesting BOX some have put themselves in.

  79. Nick in SF August 17th, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    Kuroda’s starts are such a joy that we tend to block out the presence of Stewie.

    Last night’s game was great, so we should start thinking it was a Romine start by Monday morning.

  80. ac1 August 17th, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    Why 105 games?
    These suspension numbers are so ridiculously random they are comical.
    I know how they got to 211 for alex, but the number itself is just undefendable.

    200 would have been defendable. It is a round number.
    But 211?

    65 for Braun?
    The guy who Lance Armstronged the world to cover his butt got 15 games on top of the 50?
    Melky who created websites to cover up for no additional time?

    I mean, it is hard to take MLB seriously on this issue.

  81. Captain Clutch August 17th, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    I don’t think that we will ever understand Girardi’s love affair with Stewie. Unless Girardi writes a book when he is done managing. It’s almost like he is blinded by his love for him that he doesn’t even realize that he can’t hit and has terrible defense. But he is a veteran we have to roll him out there everyday.

  82. blake August 17th, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    They kept Joba because they’d have to DFA him yo get him off the roster and they are still hoping someone will offer a pulled pork sandwich to trade for him

  83. 86w183 August 17th, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    I don’t think this stat really means anything but here goes:

    Yanks overall 63 – 58 .521

    Romine’s starts 15 – 19 .441

    Cervelli starts 10 – 6 .625

    Stewie’s starts 38 – 33 .535

  84. ac1 August 17th, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    They kept Joba because they’d have to DFA him yo get him off the roster and they are still hoping someone will offer a pulled pork sandwich to trade for him
    ___

    The guy couldnt even get the 3rd out in a 7 run blowout.

  85. tucker August 17th, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    Wasn’t it just three weeks ago that Stewie had the defensive play of the year at Fenway? #NoRespectForStewie

  86. Tar August 17th, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    “Wasn’t it just three weeks ago that Stewie had the defensive play of the year at Fenway? ”

    That play was over-rated.

    Yes it was a good play, but the reason I say it was over-rated is because I would expect any decent catcher to make that same play.

    Good play, even very good play, yes……..Great play or play of the year…no way.

  87. bc August 17th, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    Nikolai in SF must be pleased, as usual, at the Arsenal “Arsene Beane” Athletics’ opening performance.

  88. Shame Spencer August 17th, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    @Ken_Rosenthal Per source, as @jeffpassan reported, Tejada had three positive tests, two recent. No penalty for first, 25 games for second, 80 for third.

  89. tucker August 17th, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    Tar, I forgot this hash tag #hyperbole …

    I can’t immediately recall a better defensive play by a Yankee this year. Granted, I haven’t replayed every game I’ve DVRd due to lack of excitement over the Hashman Yanks.

  90. cofuzz August 17th, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    Joba has enough service time that he can refuse a minor league assignment.
    So, maybe they’ve already talked to him about it and got a “Nobody shushes me down to the minors.”

    As for Romine v. Stewie, I knew those two hits yesterday would give Girardi the cover he needed to keep playing his pet.
    Annoying, but predictable.
    Romine’s getting about two starts a week now, which is better than one, but about 40% of what he should be getting.

  91. Shame Spencer August 17th, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    @JeffPassan Breaking: Former AL MVP Miguel Tejada gets third-longest suspension in MLB history for Adderall use. http://yhoo.it/1cVfuxd

  92. BerkshireBomber1 August 17th, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    John Lackey is buffoon. Very easy guy to dislike. Same can be said for A Rod. But I think most Yankee fans like myself are living by the mantra “your enemies’ enemies are your friends”. Here’s hoping A Rod has a big day and goes deep against Lackey.

  93. comnsnse August 17th, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    The Randy&Chad show.

    Randy you’re undoubtedly correct in your profile of Chad and it’s interesting.

    But how many reporters actually root for a team publically?

    Might not the objective reader interpret that as , “who needs a homer”, in this case when we have an entire TV and radio crew doing it?

    I repeat, how many of you knew about the Cashman “committee” arrangement before Chad made note of it?

    I must add that doesn’t include Blake who is at the forefront of all the news anyone needs including every possible angle to know! ;)

    Randy, perhaps you could sign on to be the Blog profiler! ;)

  94. Spudz August 17th, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    Do the Yankees sign Jose Dariel Abreu? I think they should.

  95. bc August 17th, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    Chad’s a meek, meager guy. A very good, hard-working reporter. Probably a lot like Switzerland.

  96. bc August 17th, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    I despise Stewie, but he did go into the stands behind home plate, then had the presence of mind to go to 2nd. Very, very good play.

    But that doesn’t excuse his 1 million idiotic plays

  97. mnmboys August 17th, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    Wasn’t tejada the one that went before congress and said “no hablo ingles?”

  98. jackamir August 17th, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    If you take a look at the Yankee stats for the year it is unbelievable how many scrubs have gotten at bats for this team…Some of the names make me sick showing how weak this team was for certain periods of this season….

  99. bc August 17th, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    jackamir… and to think that the Yankees did everything they could to delay Alex rejoining the team.

  100. Pat M. August 17th, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    According to some of the Angel clubhouse guys the only guy disliked more than John Lackey was K-Rod. Both guys were shown the door without much of a handshake and both guys were ridden kind of hard their last year. Lackey’s right arm was an overdue explosion which detonated finally in Beantown. Big Daddy Vladdy used to get all over K-Rod for his bush league antics after closing out a game because he knew it was he who would have to pay for his crap. Vladdy was well liked and well respected so he was spared many a time.

  101. Tar August 17th, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    Tucker

    No problem.

    You are a very good poster, because I usually agree with everything ( baseball related anyway) that you post! :D J/k…. except for the very good poster part, which I mean.

    It’s getting close, I haven’t been this hyped for a game…. I think all year.

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