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LoHud Yankees chat tomorrow at noon

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Aug 28, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Let’s do a chat tomorrow. Seems like a good way to spend a little bit of time on the off day. We’ll talk all about the Yankees heading into this weekend’s big series against the Orioles, and I’m sure we’ll talk about whatever happens in tonight’s series finale in Toronto.

Noon on Thursday. Hope to see you then.

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37 Responses to “LoHud Yankees chat tomorrow at noon”

  1. exiledintampa August 28th, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    Matt Harvey spoke with Roy Halladay yesterday. Halladay tore UCL 10 years ago and didn’t have surgery.

  2. Warning Track Power August 28th, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    I’m concerned about the injuries to Cano and Nunez last night.

    Are MLB players allowed to wear “turf shoes” when games are played in Toronto or
    Tampa?
    I always wondered why players continue to wear “spikes” on turf field.

    I play rec softball and some games are on turf. I would never wear cleats on a turf field.
    I wear turf shoes.
    My cleats are reserved for fields with grass and dirt.

  3. Tackelberry August 28th, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    Lets hope Hiroki gets back on track tonight and we take this series. Weekend matchups for the Orioles series:

    Fri. CC vs. Gonzalez (do we ever miss him? UGH!)
    Sat. Nova vs. Feldman
    Sun. Hughes or Huff vs. Chen

    Hope Joe gives Huff the start

  4. Warning Track Power August 28th, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    Tackle-
    I really hope Hughes does not start that game.
    Besides Huff, Andy is also a candidate to start the Sun game.
    He pitches last night, 4 days rest means a possible Sun start.
    And he only threw 86 pitches last night.
    Very possible.

    But if you save Hughes for Monday vs WS, then that would mean Hughes might start the weekend series vs Sox.
    DAMN-The long homestand means 2 starts in The Bronx for Hughes, unless he loses his job
    as a starter

  5. Russell Munson August 28th, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    Sunday the Yankees will have a full bullpen (or at least a few more arms) so they can start Hughes and pull him in the second if they have to.

    Claiborne will be back, I’m assuming Betances too.

  6. Chip August 28th, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    http://hardballtalk.nbcsports......-rotation/

    Might not be Hughes at all.

  7. Warning Track Power August 28th, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    Chip
    Thanks for sharing. If Hughes is demoted to the Pen, I would certainly trust him a little bit.
    Then he would have to earn my trust in order to appear in close games or with the lead.
    I would insert him somewhere between Joba the mop-up man and Kelley, the 7th inning guy.

  8. UnKnown August 28th, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.c.....=obnetwork

    Verducci not high on the Yankees farm system, while comparing it to the cards.

  9. blake August 28th, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    Verducci is a scout now?

  10. UnKnown August 28th, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    Well you know Tom thinks he is all everything.

  11. Crawdaddy August 28th, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    Mad Dog joins MLB Network. It just got plain awful for Yankee fans that listen and watch the MLB channel on both radio and TV. You got, Jim Duquete and Jim Bowden, Red Sox fans finally showing their true hatred for the Yankees during the Arod feeding frenzy and now we got the biggest Yankee Hater of all, joining the Network.

    http://investor.sirius.com/rel.....eID=787679

  12. bardos August 28th, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    Well, if you look at the results of the farm system this year, there is not too much to shout about.

  13. austinmac August 28th, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    I don’t need anyone to tell me the Yankees farm has had a bad year overall. The Cards produce many quality players and have more to come including Taveres. Let’s not shoot the messenger. Let’s fix it with having both the money and the people to scout, sign and develop young players.

  14. blake August 28th, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    Comparing most teams to the Cards in player development will make them look bad. The Yankees need to spend money as Mac said or they’ll be mediocre- bad for awhile IMO…..the farm system isn’t ready to help now…..2 or 3 years from now maybe…..but you can’t just snap your fingers and have a farm system churning out big leaguers.

  15. austinmac August 28th, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    I hope Hal reads Verducci’s article before deciding we can win soon by bringing up guys from the farm. I also hope the fans read it so when Hal sells the prospect instead of spending argument everyone will know the reality.

  16. J. Alfred Prufrock August 28th, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    Chad:

    Via Yankeefeminista tip, it seems my favorite A-ball position player Anderson Feliz is having hip surgery.

    If true, that is just awful.

    Can you check with your contacts? And if true, are they sending him to Philippon? Worked for Alex.

    Thanks in advance.

  17. J. Alfred Prufrock August 28th, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    Unknown, thanks for posting that story. Just about to take a look.

  18. austinmac August 28th, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    By 2015, we possibly have some legitimate help. Probably some by 2016. Until then, bullpen guys and marginal players are about all the help from the farm, it seems to me.

  19. Tackelberry August 28th, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    Via Yankeefeminista tip, it seems my favorite A-ball position player Anderson Feliz is having hip surgery.

    ___________________________________________

    Was wondering what happened to him. Hadn’t seen him in he boxscores in quite some time. ANyone know what the issue is with Jose Ramirez? elbow? shoulder?

  20. austinmac August 28th, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    JAP,

    That article have some amazing facts. Yet, the same group does the drafting yearly and will continue to do so. Is everyone unwilling to identify the responsible people for fear they, themselves will look bad? It it ridiculous that these facts have eluded the press and seemingly the ownership for so long.

  21. Crawdaddy August 28th, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    Oppenheimer has been doing the Yankee drafts since 2005, anything before that, you need to blame somebody else.

  22. tomingeorgia August 28th, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    Does anyone know why the claiming team in these August deals is kept secret?

  23. Tackelberry August 28th, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    Lin Garrett was in charge of the draft before Oppenheimer took over. Garret’s drafts were a disaster, except for Derek Jeter in 1992

  24. jacksquat August 28th, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    They should skip Hughes’ start or have Huff start, I prefer they just skip it. With the day off they have an opportunity to skip the weakest spot in the rotation and they should do it.

  25. RayVT August 28th, 2013 at 3:09 pm

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    Yanks August 28, 2013
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    0.) Boston Has 21 Tough Games (55 Losses) 78 55 58.647%
    NYY-7; Balt-8; TB-3; DET-3
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    0.) Texas Has 16 Tough Games (55 Losses) 77 55 58.333%
    Oak-6; KC-3; TB-4; Pitt-3
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    WILDCARD LEADERS
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    1.) TB Has 17 Tough Games (56 Losses) 74 56 56.923%
    Boston-3; Balt-4; NYY-3; Tex-4; OAK-3
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    1) OAK Has 11 Tough Games (57 Losses) 74 57 56.489%
    Det-2; Texas-6, TB-3
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    NEXT IN LINE
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    2.) Cleve Has 14 Tough Games (60 Losses) 71 60 54.198%
    Balt-3; Det-3; KC-6; ATL-3
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    3.) Balt Has 22 Tough Games (60 Losses) 70 60 53.846%
    TB-4; NYY-7; Cleve-3; Boston-8
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    4) NYY Has 17 Tough Games (62 Losses) 70 62 53.030%
    Boston-7; Balt-7; TB-3 7.5 (Games Out 1st Place) 4.5 (Games Out WC)
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    5) KC Has 15 Tough Games (64 Losses) 67 64 51.145%
    Det-6; Tex-3; Cleve-6; Wash-1
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  26. randy l. August 28th, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    blake and austin mac-

    it goes without saying that yankee ownership and management has taken a direction that has put them in free fall. i’ve ben saying it for years and now almost everyone can see it.

    however, this particular team with alex and soriano on it actually have a chance to make the playoffs. once there who knows?

    jeter and rivera are there. but make no mistake this is a player thing. and girardi of course. he’s into it. if they can roll out a few 5 games winning streaks this thing is doable.

    maybe if the players pull off a miracle, ownership and management will learn a thing or two and change direction.if not this year is this year.
    games like last night show they can be a playoff team.

  27. austinmac August 28th, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    Randy,

    I will still be very surprised if they make the playoffs. Soriano has surprised me without a doubt so I rule nothing out.

    What would making the playoffs do to Hal’s philosophy? I don’t know, but I suspect it would insure more of the same.

  28. austinmac August 28th, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    Since 2005, not one first round pick has contributed to the Yankees, have they? Those picks are no sure things, I understand, but a team must have some success with them.

  29. Russell Munson August 28th, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    Hughes has contributed. Maybe not as much as we hoped, but he’s contributed.

  30. Russell Munson August 28th, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    Sorry, Hughes was pre-2005…

  31. blake August 28th, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    “it goes without saying that yankee ownership and management has taken a direction that has put them in free fall. i’ve ben saying it for years and now almost everyone can see it.”

    if they want to be competitive over the next 2-3 years the only way out IMO is to spend money……

  32. MTU August 28th, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    Not a peep on Morales since he was claimed.

  33. exiledintampa August 28th, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    ” Johnny Football ” will miss 1/2 game. That’s it. If NCAA ran baseball, Alex would be required to sit in the concourse and sign autographs. wth

  34. randy l. August 28th, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    “if they want to be competitive over the next 2-3 years the only way out IMO is to spend money……”

    blake-

    yes, and much of the money needs to be spent on offense.

    the focus needs to be a murder’s row offense. that’s always been the yankees at their best.
    this new “pitching wins” yankee lite thing isn’t progressive. it’s weak and it’s not the yankees.

    just seeing alex and soriano added to the line up shows how important offense is.

  35. MTU August 28th, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    Blake-

    The Yankees will have plenty to spend next season.

    Even accounting for the usual suspects they should have an extra 30-40 mil left over due to A-Rod.

    They can purchase at least 2 multi-year contracts.

    I’d recommend a 3b and a better starting C.

    And getting Morales if they can.

  36. MTU August 28th, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    New one ——>

  37. randy l. August 28th, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    “What would making the playoffs do to Hal’s philosophy? I don’t know, but I suspect it would insure more of the same.”

    i think it depends how they get there if they do. i agree it’s a long shot, maybe 1 in 10 chance.

    if alex leads the team there and they go far , then i think it’s an in your face thing to hal. i think even the dimmest sportswriter would pick up on the fact that hal wanted alex off the team.

    if soriano leads them, maybe it enables hal on the one hand, but on the other maybe he sees that cash man can be wrong since he was against getting soriano. maybe hal goes for more offense.
    it’s a long shot, but we’ll see in the next few weeks if there’s a chance. this is going to play out very fast.

    to me the key to hal’s thinking is what they do with cano. if he leaves, that’s a pretty good sign hal isn’t going with a murderer’s row concept.

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