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  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 32,534
    It's baseball season. Hell yeah!
  • neilybabes86neilybabes86 Posts: 16,057
    Cliffy6745 wrote:
    It's baseball season. Hell yeah!



    bring the warm weather
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  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 32,534
    A pretty fucking fantastic interview of Cashman by NoMass.

    http://nomaas.org/2010/02/the-mother-of ... n-cashman/
  • tcaporaletcaporale Posts: 1,577
    Cliffy6745 wrote:
    It's baseball season. Hell yeah!
    We're goin' for the repeat!
  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 32,534
    tcaporale wrote:
    Cliffy6745 wrote:
    It's baseball season. Hell yeah!
    We're goin' for the repeat!

    #28
  • tcaporaletcaporale Posts: 1,577
    Who do you guys think is going to be the #5 starter?
  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 32,534
    tcaporale wrote:
    Who do you guys think is going to be the #5 starter?

    Good question. I would say hopefully Joba since he wont have an innings limit and that means he is where he is supposed to be development wise. Hughes would have a limit and I dont think I can handle that again but at the same time, if Hughes is in the pen again this year, that means he wont get enough innings to be a full blown starter next year.
  • tcaporaletcaporale Posts: 1,577
    I kinda wish that they would have picked up a #5 guy this offseason, putting Joba and Hughes in the pen.

    I mean, Joba in the seventh, Hughes in the eighth, and Rivera in the ninth is a killer combo.
  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 32,534
    tcaporale wrote:
    I kinda wish that they would have picked up a #5 guy this offseason, putting Joba and Hughes in the pen.

    I mean, Joba in the seventh, Hughes in the eighth, and Rivera in the ninth is a killer combo.

    Yeah, that would be unreal but I definitely want them both to be starters long term and this is the only way to do it.
  • intodeepintodeep Posts: 7,218
    Pitchers and Catchers report today :)

    I like Hughes more, but you all make a great point i'm tired of the innings limit thing. I understand it but it would suck to go through it again.
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  • neilybabes86neilybabes86 Posts: 16,057
    tcaporale wrote:
    I kinda wish that they would have picked up a #5 guy this offseason, putting Joba and Hughes in the pen.

    I mean, Joba in the seventh, Hughes in the eighth, and Rivera in the ninth is a killer combo.


    gaudin mitre ..we can work with that


    they're not gonna but those guys were big last year
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  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 32,534
    intodeep wrote:
    Pitchers and Catchers report today :)

    I like Hughes more, but you all make a great point i'm tired of the innings limit thing. I understand it but it would suck to go through it again.

    I think Hughes is going to be better long term as well. He has great stuff. I think they are both going to be very good but I like Hughes stuff more. When Joba is on though, he can be unhittable.
  • jimed14jimed14 Posts: 9,488
    Cliffy6745 wrote:
    tcaporale wrote:
    Who do you guys think is going to be the #5 starter?

    Good question. I would say hopefully Joba since he wont have an innings limit and that means he is where he is supposed to be development wise.

    Development wise, they have killed this kid so far. I don't think he's developed one ounce in the past three years with the role shuffling they've put him through.

    His K's are decreasing while his walks are increasing, and now, he plays in a homer friendly park.

    Makes this Sox fan almost feel bad for him .... almost.
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  • neilybabes86neilybabes86 Posts: 16,057
    jimed14 wrote:
    Cliffy6745 wrote:
    tcaporale wrote:
    Who do you guys think is going to be the #5 starter?

    Good question. I would say hopefully Joba since he wont have an innings limit and that means he is where he is supposed to be development wise.

    Development wise, they have killed this kid so far. I don't think he's developed one ounce in the past three years with the role shuffling they've put him through.

    His K's are decreasing while his walks are increasing, and now, he plays in a homer friendly park.

    Makes this Sox fan almost feel bad for him .... almost.


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  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 32,534
    jimed14 wrote:
    Cliffy6745 wrote:
    tcaporale wrote:
    Who do you guys think is going to be the #5 starter?

    Good question. I would say hopefully Joba since he wont have an innings limit and that means he is where he is supposed to be development wise.

    Development wise, they have killed this kid so far. I don't think he's developed one ounce in the past three years with the role shuffling they've put him through.

    His K's are decreasing while his walks are increasing, and now, he plays in a homer friendly park.

    Makes this Sox fan almost feel bad for him .... almost.

    I agree that ths shifting him back and forth has really hurt him, big time. At times last year he was lights out though and from everything he has said he has worked his ass off this offseason.

    He had a lot of problems last year but I think he will be much much better this year. Dude still has less than 300 innings on his arm so I think it will be a big year for him.
  • jimed14jimed14 Posts: 9,488
    We'll see ... you are right, he is only 24 ... he should still have a bright future.

    But, for someone that scared the bejesus out of me when he was first taking the mound, his supporting numbers last year were very pedestrian.
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  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 32,534
    jimed14 wrote:
    We'll see ... you are right, he is only 24 ... he should still have a bright future.

    But, for someone that scared the bejesus out of me when he was first taking the mound, his supporting numbers last year were very pedestrian.

    Very young.

    He lost a lot last year but I dont see a reason he cant get that back. Hopefully a new attitude this year as well.
  • Jeff MurrayJeff Murray Posts: 1,259
    Should be an interesting Spring Training for sure! There are plenty of battles to be won. There is a great battle for the 5th spot in the rotation, a battle for the backup catcher, and the dilemma of the outfield.

    What do you guys thing Cervelli's chances of being the backup catcher for 2010 are? I liked what I saw last year from that kid, great hustle and a good defensive catcher, just needs to work on the bat. And then they have the complete opposite with Montero, great bat, but needs work behind the plate. I'm hoping the backup position is between these two and they don't bring in a veteran backup.

    For the Yankee fans in South Central PA like myself, MLB has screwed us over this year with no early season weekend games in Baltimore. The only weekend game is in September, which sucks since I usually take my nephew to a game down in Camden for his birthday.
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  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 32,534
    Should be an interesting Spring Training for sure! There are plenty of battles to be won. There is a great battle for the 5th spot in the rotation, a battle for the backup catcher, and the dilemma of the outfield.

    What do you guys thing Cervelli's chances of being the backup catcher for 2010 are? I liked what I saw last year from that kid, great hustle and a good defensive catcher, just needs to work on the bat. And then they have the complete opposite with Montero, great bat, but needs work behind the plate. I'm hoping the backup position is between these two and they don't bring in a veteran backup.

    For the Yankee fans in South Central PA like myself, MLB has screwed us over this year with no early season weekend games in Baltimore. The only weekend game is in September, which sucks since I usually take my nephew to a game down in Camden for his birthday.

    Yeah man, should be a good spring training.

    Cashman said to MoMass yesterday he does not see Montero in the Bronx this year. Talked about how he has one of the best arms in the minors but he needs to shorten it up because of his size. Also said he has been incresible at blocking balls in the dirt. I think Cervelli is definitely the back up this year. Should be fun, I like him.

    I have been meaning to get to a Yanks game in B'more. Gotta make it happen this year.
  • Jeff MurrayJeff Murray Posts: 1,259
    Cliffy6745 wrote:
    Should be an interesting Spring Training for sure! There are plenty of battles to be won. There is a great battle for the 5th spot in the rotation, a battle for the backup catcher, and the dilemma of the outfield.

    What do you guys thing Cervelli's chances of being the backup catcher for 2010 are? I liked what I saw last year from that kid, great hustle and a good defensive catcher, just needs to work on the bat. And then they have the complete opposite with Montero, great bat, but needs work behind the plate. I'm hoping the backup position is between these two and they don't bring in a veteran backup.

    For the Yankee fans in South Central PA like myself, MLB has screwed us over this year with no early season weekend games in Baltimore. The only weekend game is in September, which sucks since I usually take my nephew to a game down in Camden for his birthday.

    Yeah man, should be a good spring training.

    Cashman said to MoMass yesterday he does not see Montero in the Bronx this year. Talked about how he has one of the best arms in the minors but he needs to shorten it up because of his size. Also said he has been incresible at blocking balls in the dirt. I think Cervelli is definitely the back up this year. Should be fun, I like him.

    I have been meaning to get to a Yanks game in B'more. Gotta make it happen this year.

    I haven't been keeping up on my reading lately, need to get into training as well I guess! Thanks for the heads up! I guess I'll have to get to a AAA Yanks game and check out Montero.

    Any word on Brackman or McAllister? I recall those guys being drafted with very high hopes. The Yankees could have a very formidable young rotation down the road. That is if they keep fighting the temptation to trade them!!

    As for Camden Yards, nice park and great area surrounding it. You have to really be lost to find areas like they showed on The Wire. ;)
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  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 32,534
    Cliffy6745 wrote:
    Should be an interesting Spring Training for sure! There are plenty of battles to be won. There is a great battle for the 5th spot in the rotation, a battle for the backup catcher, and the dilemma of the outfield.

    What do you guys thing Cervelli's chances of being the backup catcher for 2010 are? I liked what I saw last year from that kid, great hustle and a good defensive catcher, just needs to work on the bat. And then they have the complete opposite with Montero, great bat, but needs work behind the plate. I'm hoping the backup position is between these two and they don't bring in a veteran backup.

    For the Yankee fans in South Central PA like myself, MLB has screwed us over this year with no early season weekend games in Baltimore. The only weekend game is in September, which sucks since I usually take my nephew to a game down in Camden for his birthday.

    Yeah man, should be a good spring training.

    Cashman said to MoMass yesterday he does not see Montero in the Bronx this year. Talked about how he has one of the best arms in the minors but he needs to shorten it up because of his size. Also said he has been incresible at blocking balls in the dirt. I think Cervelli is definitely the back up this year. Should be fun, I like him.

    I have been meaning to get to a Yanks game in B'more. Gotta make it happen this year.

    I haven't been keeping up on my reading lately, need to get into training as well I guess! Thanks for the heads up! I guess I'll have to get to a AAA Yanks game and check out Montero.

    Any word on Brackman or McAllister? I recall those guys being drafted with very high hopes. The Yankees could have a very formidable young rotation down the road. That is if they keep fighting the temptation to trade them!!

    As for Camden Yards, nice park and great area surrounding it. You have to really be lost to find areas like they showed on The Wire. ;)

    Yeah man, I would like to get up to Scranton to see Montero this year as well.

    McAllister and Brackmman are pretty interesting. Brackman was pretty bad last year and a lot of people have soured on him. I am far from ready to do that yet, I still think he will be good. He was coming back from Tommy John and is young, way too early to give up on him. Most scouts are a lot higher on McAllister after his stellar year in Trenton last year. I think both have a lot of potential.

    Read an article recently that a rival executive thinks the yanks are doing it right stocking up on catchers. They said they think it is going to beome a faster game and good catchers will be much more valuable in the coming years.

    I have been to Camden a few times but not in a few years. Also used to go to the Lacrosse final four there every year when it was at M&T
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    Warner Bros Finally Going Ahead With Shocking Film About Yankees Sex Scandal

    Ben Affleck is attached to the project. A red sox fan.

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  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 32,534
    Good article on Brackman

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/19/sport ... nkees.html

    River Ave Blues also has a good post on him this morning. Check it out.

    http://riveraveblues.com/2010/02/brackm ... him-24094/
  • Jeff MurrayJeff Murray Posts: 1,259
    Cliffy6745 wrote:
    Good article on Brackman

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/19/sport ... nkees.html

    River Ave Blues also has a good post on him this morning. Check it out.

    http://riveraveblues.com/2010/02/brackm ... him-24094/

    Hopefully things workout for this kid. Thanks for the links!
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  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 32,534
    Pretty awesome to hear how excited Vasquez is to be pitching with Pettitte.
  • jimed14jimed14 Posts: 9,488
    Cliffy6745 wrote:
    Pretty awesome to hear how excited Vasquez is to be pitching with Pettitte.

    Not sure where it went but, I had voiced thoughts on Vazquez.

    I'm a huge supporter of his, and have always felt his underlying skills have hinted at better production than his final stats indicated. Always a target in my roto leagues (and it finally paid off handsomly last year).

    That said ... back in the AL and in a homer friendy park, he better keep his ground ball rate up, or it could be the White Sox 4.6+ ERA years all over again.
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  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 32,534
    jimed14 wrote:
    Cliffy6745 wrote:
    Pretty awesome to hear how excited Vasquez is to be pitching with Pettitte.

    Not sure where it went but, I had voiced thoughts on Vazquez.

    I'm a huge supporter of his, and have always felt his underlying skills have hinted at better production than his final stats indicated. Always a target in my roto leagues (and it finally paid off handsomly last year).

    That said ... back in the AL and in a homer friendy park, he better keep his ground ball rate up, or it could be the White Sox 4.6+ ERA years all over again.

    I do remember you saying that. What do the Yankees need to get out of Vasquez though? We are looking at a back of the rotation guy. Last year they won the division in a run away with 3 solid pitchers and spot starters at the end of the year. If he pitches to a 4.2 ERA or so with that lineup he will be just fine, I expect him to be in the 3's but even if he is not, they Yanks will get all they need out of him.
  • xavier mcdanielxavier mcdaniel Somewhere in NYCPosts: 8,603
    Cliffy6745 wrote:
    jimed14 wrote:
    Cliffy6745 wrote:
    Pretty awesome to hear how excited Vasquez is to be pitching with Pettitte.

    Not sure where it went but, I had voiced thoughts on Vazquez.

    I'm a huge supporter of his, and have always felt his underlying skills have hinted at better production than his final stats indicated. Always a target in my roto leagues (and it finally paid off handsomly last year).

    That said ... back in the AL and in a homer friendy park, he better keep his ground ball rate up, or it could be the White Sox 4.6+ ERA years all over again.

    I do remember you saying that. What do the Yankees need to get out of Vasquez though? We are looking at a back of the rotation guy. Last year they won the division in a run away with 3 solid pitchers and spot starters at the end of the year. If he pitches to a 4.2 ERA or so with that lineup he will be just fine, I expect him to be in the 3's but even if he is not, they Yanks will get all they need out of him.

    They need him for depth purposes. As well as those three pitched last year during the postseason, I'm sure the ideal situation for the Yankees is not to have a run to the World Series championship with three guys making all the starts.
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  • jimed14jimed14 Posts: 9,488
    Again, I'm a big fan of his, he's a fantastic #3 guy to have.

    The best thing about him is, he's a horse ... 11 of the last 12 years, 30+ starts.
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  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 32,534
    jimed14 wrote:
    Again, I'm a big fan of his, he's a fantastic #3 guy to have.

    The best thing about him is, he's a horse ... 11 of the last 12 years, 30+ starts.

    I hear you it, it will be awesome to have another 200 inning guy in the rotation.
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