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According to Pete Abraham, Brian Bruney is back. He wasn’t overly impressive in Scranton, but he’s certainly better than Villone and Henn, one of whom is the likely victim here. Bets are on Henn, clearly, because he can be sent to AAA without repercussion.

Update: PeteAbe says that Villone is not on the lineup card. He didn’t say whether Bruney was or not, but hopefully this means we’ve seen the last of “he who lets all inherited runners score.”

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  • http://www.yanksblog.com James Varghese

    And so the Free Chris Britton watch continues…also continuing should be conspiracy theories as to what Britton did to Torre/Cashman to earn this.

    Does he have to be up before Sept. 1 to be on the post-season roster or does that not matter since he is on the 40 man?

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

    Glad to see the Yanks calling up Chris Britton. Wait. What?

  • http://riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    The bullpen must not have met it’s 3-0 count quota for the month yet.

  • Joseph M

    The blog linked to the Bruney posting contains some comments indicating there were problems between Britton and Torre in spring training. This information should not suprise anyone. In my opinion, the Torre doghouse cost the Yankees the 2001 World Series (no Nelson and a worn out Rivera neding to pitch two innings). Britton should be called up by Cashman with Joba instructions attached, that is, he is to be used as an alternative to Vizcaino until a determination of his overall ability to contribute is made.

    On a related note, it also needs to be made clear to both Torre and Guidry that Mussiana is a 5th starter and should be used and treated as such. Translated, Phil Hughes is the 4th starter in any post season series where a 4th starter is needed, Mussina should not be given any consideration for that is role.

  • Jake T

    Britton is 24, it’s really starting to piss me off that a young live arm is wasting away in AAA. Its not every day that you have the potential for a pitcher in their early to mid 20’s to come in a contribute, and the Yankees are blowing it with Britton

  • steve (different one)

    “In my opinion, the Torre doghouse cost the Yankees the 2001 World Series (no Nelson and a worn out Rivera neding to pitch two innings). ”

    are you suggesting that Mo threw away a ball bunted right to him because he was tired?

    Mo for 2 innings was the absolute right call, and i don’t like Torre. you have a lead, you use your best pitcher. he was rested after not pitching for 3 days.

    i love mo, but it’s amazing the hoops that yankee fans will jump through to not blame him for 2001. i am not picking on you, this is just a common theme i have picked up on on yankee blogs this year.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

    i love mo, but it’s amazing the hoops that yankee fans will jump through to not blame him for 2001.

    I blame the decision to bring the infield in considering how many dinky broken-bat hits Rivera gives up.

  • steve (different one)

    fyi, i agree with yout “torre doghouse” theory in regards to plenty of other example, i just think Torre shouldn’t have to apologize for trying to win that game with mariano rivera.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

    The blog linked to the Bruney posting contains some comments indicating there were problems between Britton and Torre in spring training.

    This is purely speculation on the part of a few forum posters at NYYFans.com. There’s never been any evidence or even any speculation in the media to back this claim up. In my opinion, this rumor has no weight.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph P.

    I like that stance, Ben. Even though you can see on the left side of the screen a category for “Irresponsible Rumor Mongering.”

  • barry

    maybe they know something about britton we dont

  • Yankee Fan in Chicago

    Speaking of Kennedy, he hasn’t pitched since the 18th, and isn’t slated to go tonight either. That’s at least 6 days rather than 4 between starts. Anyone know what’s up? I know he’s running up to his ip limit for the season, but maybe there trying to save him for NY?

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph P.

    Nah, YFiC. He’s just nearing his innings limits, and they’re giving him extra days off when they can, rather than limit his starts to five innings (s-m-r-t).

    He’s scheduled to go tomorrow.