• dan

    A home run?!?!! trade joba before his value drops any lower

  • dan

    um, my comments still arent working

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

      See previous post. We’re working on it.

  • Dude

    that curve was nasty, nasty, nasty. i guess he realized he didn’t have good command of the slider tonight, so he could fall back to a beautiful curve. as for lowell, he just guessed fastball and got one.

  • Barry

    I’ll take his numbers. The guy still entertains the shit out of me how many weeks later?

  • ansky

    oh yeah, Lowell shortened up his swing and just took one for a ride. He barely swung at all. It was Joba’s power that sent that one up and out. It had to happen(just not to a sock)

  • Sherard

    Eh. Lowell is just having one of those seasons. He was able to hit a 98 mph fastball for a dinger, but nobody else could do a thing with it. Kinda like the magical season SAndy Alomar Jr. had in 1997 when he was able to lay wood on a Rivera fastball and derail the Yankees in the ALDS.

  • Mike R.

    Is Hughes eligible for ROY next year? If so…Who do you give a better chance of winning out the three wiz kids?

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

      Hughes is already at 55 IP. Thus, he’s not longer eligible for ROY consideration after the end of this season.

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

        But Joba & IPK will be!

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      I’m going to go on a limb and say IPK beats out Joba & Evan Longoria for ROY 2008. Nothing more than an educated guess though.

  • Andrew

    Slightly off-topic, but how many innings did Joba pitch in the Hawaiian Winter League? And would that count for his innings limit for this year?

    I’m trying to think how many innings Joba is slotted for next year, and he’s only pitched 100 combined minor and major league innings. He can’t be a starter next year and pitch only 140 innings including playoffs. The Yankees will have to be a little creative with their rotation.

    I could see 170 innings, but only if Joba pitches around 140 innings total for this year.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      Joba threw 37.2 innings in Hawaii last winter, and I don’t think the FO is counting that to his inning total this year. There’s no way they’ll let him go from say 120 IP or so this year to like, 180-190 this year. My guess is they start him in Tampa in short stints (I say Tampa because I think they’ll try to keep him out of the frozen tundra that is Scranton in April), and gradually work him up to being a starter, and get him in the ML rotation in June.

      Just speculating though.

      • brxbmrs

        Maybe I’m not understanding your post, but are you saying that Joba is not going to be on the ML roster in 08 to start the year? Or are you saying the Yanks will try to use him in long relief in the bigs to build him up so he can take a rotation slot in June?

        Can’t see the Yanks starting 08 without Joba being in the mix from day one and in a meaningful role.