Game 83: Happy Gardner Day


So we’re just a little excited about the debut of Brett Gardner. While no reasonable person thinks he’ll be the savior to the season, it’s always nice when a prospect, who is performing well, gets a promotion. And at the same time, he’s out there auditioning. We’re well aware of Melky’s poor May (.234/.270/.319) and poorer June (.212/.297/.263). Now he knows that his job is not guaranteed.

To make room for Gardner in the leadoff spot, Justin Christian was option to AAA, and Johnny Damon gets the night off. No word as I type this on the 40-man roster move, but one has to figure it’s either Wang or Hughes being moved to the 60-day DL. Update: Steward was designated. To jump off on a tangent:

Eventually, a number of players are going to have to be removed from the 60-day DL. Humberto Sanchez has started rehabbing in games, meaning he’s on a clock. Brian Bruney starts throwing in games this week or next, meaning he’ll have a limited time to be moved back to the active roster. With J.B. Cox a likely addition to the team later on this year, and with Scott Strickland pushing a promotion, they’ll have to find yet another 40-man spot. While Chad Moeller and Chris Stewart are likely casualties, the Yanks will need a few more spots. My short list:

LaTroy Hawkins
Shelley Duncan
Chase Wright
Kei Igawa
Sidney Ponson
Billy Traber

With Moeller and Stewart, that’s eight guys the Yanks could cut and I wouldn’t lose any sleep over it. Anyone else you guys would consider? I thought about adding Jeff Marquez, but I’d clearly rather keep him, and with eight guys on the list figured it was enough.

Back to Gardner, here are some interesting numbers, courtesy of our own Mike A.:

  • He’s been on base 26 times in his last 10 games — 11 hits and 15 walks — with 9 stolen bases.
  • His .412 OBP is second in the International League, trailing only a 35-year-old Andy Tracy by .001.
  • In the 80 games he’s appeared for the SWB Yanks — including games where he entered late with a pinch hitting appearance — he has failed to reach base in five games. One of those was an 0 for 1 game as a pinch hitter. Is that freakin’ insane or what?

So, clearly, if he doesn’t go 4 for 4 with three stolen bases and an inside the park job, his debut will be a complete failure.

Your lineup:

1. Brett Gardner, LF — felt sooooo awesome to type that
2. Derek Jeter, SS
3. Bobby Abreu, RF
4. Alex Rodriguez, 3B
5. Jason Giambi, 1B
6. Jorge Posada, DH
7. Robinson Cano, 2B
8. Melky Cabrera, CF
9. Jose Molina, C

And on the mount, number thirty-five, Mike Mussina.

Categories : Game Threads


  1. Nick says:

    2 Catchers?

  2. TheLastClown says:

    Ah to be the first commentator….although someone will probably have posted by the time I’m done typing.

    Posada I assume is DHing, unless it’s set up for him to catch the ball & hand it to Molina to throw, sorry, I know it was an innocuous typo but I couldn’t resist.

    I agree mostly with your list of expendables, but I think Ponson should be given his chance to fail. I think he will, for the record, but I also think we could realistically squeeze a few more decent starts out of him. Maybe not line him up against the Sox or another dangerous team, but still.

  3. E-ROC says:

    I’m geeked for this game.

  4. Steven S says:

    No way they DFA Wright. He’s a lefty. That would leave Traber, de la Rosa, and Dunn as the only lefties in A ball and up. Plus, he was doing very well before his injury.

  5. Bill N. says:

    So just when manny fucks up there is now threats on the latino and black players (as per espn.) on the sox…. always the victims these poor red sox

  6. tommiesmithjohncarlos says:

    What number is Gardner wearing? 21, I hope…

  7. monkeypants says:

    There is no way they DFA Moeller. I mean, his 5 plate appearances in June are irreplaceable, and now they have DFA’d Stewart. Really, how could any team play with fewer than 3 catchers on the active roster, Now, if only they would add that 13th pitcher in the BP, the roster would be perfect.

  8. E-ROC says:

    Could use Jeff Karstens’s spot to make room on the 40 man roster.

  9. dan says:

    So that could mean Hawkins stays on the team for a few more weeks.

  10. mustang says:

    You guys are funny. You even have the old man pumped up it’s a good way to start this hard two week run.
    Just for fun Gardner’s line 2 for 4 with 2 stolen bases.

    • dan says:

      How’s he gonna steal two bases if his two hits are both inside-the-park homers?

      • TheLastClown says:

        Isn’t it obvious? He’ll limit himself to two triples, and get two steals of home.

        Just to be frank, lets not get upset if he takes an 0-fer, I know everybody’s high on him but realistically, how good of a hitter is he really? By MLB standards?

        Hopefully he’ll light up Texas’ sub-par pitching, but lets see how he does against the Boston rotation

      • Ben B. says:

        Dan’s right. Hard to get a SB if you keep driving yourself in.

  11. Manimal says:

    I’m so pumped, I’ve followed Brett for a while going through the Minor’s, I think this is the first player I’ve seen called up where I remember him in A, AA and AAA. Its a pretty cool feeling.

  12. TheLastClown says:

    Geez…take a look at what Melancon’s doing in AA, hasn’t he at the very least earned a spot in S/WB? Can someone tell me the logic for keeping him @ AA?

    • Manimal says:

      Hes young, and he is still rehabbing the arm. Why move him when he is still very young.

      • TheLastClown says:

        Kennedy & Joba were young, and they shot through the system.

        Breaking in as a reliever isn’t as harsh as being a starter, being relied on for 1-2 innings as opposed to 5-7 doesn’t put as much of an expectation. Of course there are points to the opposite….high pressure late inning situations, etc…

        But I wasn’t saying bring to the Bronx, just Scranton, see how he does. Let him challenge AAA hitters & see whats up? Just a thought

    • cult of basebaal says:

      they’re also keeping him there to work on pitches other than his fastball (per cashman)

  13. TheLastClown says:

    What do you guys think about Damon & Abreu’s fate post-08?

    Any chance we could see Gardner LF, A-Jax CF, and Melky RF in the next couple years?

    Maybe Johnny or Bobby stays & is in that mix? Or is it inevitable that Melky or Gardner gets traded?

  14. dkidd says:

    have a feeling the yankee outfield is gonna be busy tonight. the rangers line-up is absurd

  15. RichYF says:

    Man every time I hear about Josh Hamilton I cringe. He’s such a beast. I remember Mike fawning over him.

  16. Mike A. says:

    I really hope we get a chance to see Hamilton uncork a throw from the outfield tonight. You think Melky’s got a great arm…

  17. Jamal G. says:

    Thank God for MLB.TV, get to keep an eye on the Tampa Bay game.

  18. Manimal says:

    Wow. Stache power at first.

  19. Mike A. says:

    Half of a barber shop quartet? Ugh…

  20. Manimal says:

    Giambi didnt stretch enough.

  21. RichYF says:

    Too much ‘stache.

    Wow Moose is getting the low strike call. Not getting corners, but he’ll figure out how to make it work.

  22. Jamal G. says:

    Mike, did we pass on Josh Hamilton in the Rule V draft or was he already gone by our selection?

    • Mike A. says:

      Gone, he went 3rd overall. Oakland took Ryan Goleski first, Royals took Soria second, Cubs took Hamilton third and immediately traded him to the Reds for $100,000 in a worked out, pre-draft deal. Reds made the pre-draft deal because they were worried Florida was going to take him at #9.

      The Rays stuck Hamilton on waivers a few years back, the Yanks (and every other team) could have had him then for free.

      • jm says:

        hard to pick-up a guy while he’s in the midst of a deep addiction to heroin, along with 4 suicide attempts … its amazing how far he’s come … biggest come-back player in HISTORY

  23. RichYF says:

    Ouch, Moose is getting squeezed on the corners. Those pitches are right at the glove…

  24. Mike A. says:

    Oh yeah. Put a pot of coffee on boys, this one’s got 4 hours written all over it.

  25. Jamal G. says:

    First pitch by Justin Masterson, B.J. Upton says “This ain’t no Eastern League little bitch”.

  26. Manimal says:

    Didnt Bradley get that hit that blew moose’s no-no in the bottom of the 9th, 2 outs?

  27. dkidd says:

    was david murphy traded by the red sox?

  28. Mikey says:

    After watching the Yanks all weekend I wish this was the ESPN Monday night game. Guess I’ll have to follow on the internet

  29. RichYF says:


  30. Manimal says:

    I blinked and Gardner was under the ball. I swear to god.

  31. Mike A. says:

    Gardner looks good in the ‘Stripes.

  32. Mike A. says:

    He’s already seen more pitches than Melky will his first 3 at-bats.

  33. Manimal says:

    Hes built like Knowblauch(sp?) My dad just called him a lefty pedroia.

  34. Jamal G. says:

    I have to admit, Melky Cabrera would have swung on that 2-2 pitch.

  35. Mike A. says:

    Schnikees. That boy can run.

  36. Jamal G. says:

    Wow, that’s some speed baby!

  37. Casper says:

    He’s a bum! (jk, did he at least hit it well?)

  38. Joey says:

    damn, if we can get Gardner on base I think Girardi could have a lot of fun, I’m not used to seeing this speed in pinstripes

  39. A.D. says:

    After that scouting report were destined to be shut down

  40. Manimal says:

    god damn it bobby.

  41. Jamal G. says:

    LoL, I know that feeling by Abreu. Sometimes you just run in quicksand, that’s how it looked right there. Like he just could not get the wheels going.

  42. A.D. says:

    I know that Texas hasn’t thrown anyone out, but Abreu still needs to get an actual jump

  43. A.D. says:

    Nice bounce back for Moose

  44. E-ROC says:

    Mike Mussina is pretty good.

  45. Jamal G. says:

    If the surprise is an appearance by Bobby Murcer (which I am sure it is), why does he always seem to do a return during a Texas game? Is he from there?

    Nice job by A-Rod working a BB after 0-2 count.

  46. Manimal says:

    WOW, Arod made Abreu look like he was running with a piano on his back.

  47. Manimal says:

    Jamal I forgot to tell you I beat MGS4 today, what an amazing game.

  48. Mike A. says:

    I could be wrong, but I’m pretty sure Scott Feldman picked up the save in that 30-3 game last year.

  49. Mike A. says:

    Ajax with a jack. Gonna be a good night.

  50. Manimal says:

    Melky REALLY wants to go down do AAA doesnt he.

  51. A.D. says:

    Feldman reminds me of the Pseudo Jerry episode of Seinfeld

  52. Mike A. says:

    I have to admit, I never thought Jamie Shields would develop into the kind of pitcher he is today. He’s outstanding.

    • Jamal G. says:

      Why is that? Is it just the development of his Changeup, the development of the Curveball or great command? Did he have all of that before or did he improve on one or more?

      • Mike A. says:

        He was 90-91 with a mediocre change and mediocrerer curve back in the day. Command was good, durability was excellent. His changeup developed to the point that is has to be the considered the best by a RHSP in the game, but he really knows how to pitch. Fearless too.

  53. Mike A. says:

    Oh man, Jim Kaat? This night is all sorts of awesome.

  54. Manimal says:

    SHIT I bet my brother a dollar it was Murcer.

    • A.D. says:

      There was a story that Murcer is/just was in the hospital for treatment in Oklahoma, so it wouldn’t be him

  55. Jamal G. says:

    If Josh Hamilton had of connected on that swing…

  56. A.D. says:


  57. Manimal says:

    God damn it abreu.(again)

  58. Jamal G. says:

    These past two half innings proved the beauty of baseball. Jorge Posada, Robinson Cano and Melky Cabrera all had admirable At-Bats with a couple runners on base and were not able to get a base hit. Mike Mussina then comes in on Josh Hamilton with a damn good pitch and he fists it into the outfield for a bloop RBI-1B. Got to love it.

  59. gxpanos says:

    You guys hear that? Kenny said David Price struck out the side in ONE INNING! Boy, the kid’s good.

  60. Smitt Dog says:

    I reallly like Gardners game. Taking pitches just makes the game more bearable to watch…

  61. Joey says:

    Right down the middle Brett… come on man

  62. A.D. says:

    Hope the offense hasn’t decided to take the night off

  63. dkidd says:

    espn scoreboard is stuck. where else can i watch on-line?

  64. Mike A. says:

    Juan Gonzalez has to be one of the answers for the trivia question. Not sure of the other.

  65. E-ROC says:

    It’s fun watching the Cardinals abuse John Lame.

    • Jamal G. says:

      It was interesting to say the least hearing a couple Mets friends of mine saying that the Mets are the better team because they won four fucking games.

  66. Jamal G. says:

    Second straight Monument Park HR for Alex Rodriguez, oh is he on or what?!

  67. E-ROC says:

    The Mets are just dumping a pile of sh!t in the field. Three errors through 4 innings.

  68. Jamal G. says:

    I better see me some Max Ramirez before this series is over.

    Come on Robbie, two out RBI here!

  69. Jamal G. says:

    If you take into account the difference in Plate Appearances Jorge Posada is basically the second best offensive Catcher in the American League behind Joe Mauer this year (could make an argument for Rod Barajas).

  70. A.D. says:

    Price would be a redic set-up guy down the stretch

  71. Jamal G. says:

    Great, if what Kenny says is true about David price’s call-up to Tampa’s pen then we better watch our ass, we have six games against the Rays in the final month (three @ TB and three @ home).

  72. Jamal G. says:

    Unbelievable job by Moose being able to navigate those hectic waters of Josh Hamilton and Milton Bradley with a runner in scoring position. If I was Bradley I would be pissed as all hell at those last two strike three calls.

  73. Mike A. says:

    I wonder if Melky was being passive aggressive towards Gardner on that fly ball. The ball was literally in LF.

  74. Mike A. says:

    Brett Gardner, you officially have the green light.

  75. LiveFromNewYork says:

    He moved to Brooklyn as a baby. Well he didn’t move. His parents moved him.

  76. A.D. says:

    Showing the speed, but an actual hit would have been nice

  77. Jamal G. says:

    Any doubt what’s coming next?

  78. Jamal G. says:

    He would have beat that if the throw was on target, nice.

  79. A.D. says:

    1st career SB

  80. LiveFromNewYork says:


  81. Chip says:

    On the pitchout!

  82. Jamal G. says:

    LoL, who’s going to get a ball out of the infield first, Brett Gardner or Derek Jeter?

  83. A.D. says:

    Seriously Feldman is shutting us down…come on

  84. E-ROC says:

    Feldman is Cy Young.

  85. Jamal G. says:

    Is Mike Mussina actually getting better this season or is it just the approach of the Texas Rangers?

    • mustang says:

      The Texas Rangers are MLB rank 1st in RUNS,2nd in batting Avg,and 5th in HR.
      Moose is getting better !!!!!!!

  86. Jamal G. says:

    Come on, let’s get a couple runs. Moose deserves his league leading eleventh victory.

    • TheLastClown says:

      You said it. He’s pitching with every brain cell he’s got.

      A-rod maybe trying to hit the ball too hard?

  87. E-ROC says:

    Tie it up A-Rod!

  88. Manimal says:

    Jesus i went to make a bon fire and do some smores. They yankees can only score one run against this whimp?

  89. E-ROC says:


  90. Mike A. says:

    Nice triple by the Big G. Now we can strand him at third.

  91. Manimal says:

    Giambi triple! Hurry buy some lotto tickets, this doesnt happen often.

  92. A.D. says:

    WOW didn’t think i’d ever see a Giambi 3B

  93. dan says:

    I didn’t see… how did Gardner get on base? error?

  94. TheLastClown says:

    WOW!! First time fo everything…

  95. A.D. says:

    Well they knocked out the Cy Young candidate

  96. Manimal says:

    thats number 9 of his life.

  97. Manimal says:

    Hip Hip Jorge!!!!!!!

  98. Mike A. says:

    Frank Francisco has better control when he throws chairs instead of baseballs. Zing!

  99. McCaff says:

    damn jorge damn

  100. A.D. says:

    Well done Posada

  101. mustang says:

    Here comes the fucking bull pen.

  102. Mike A. says:

    Hava Molina! That was big.

  103. A.D. says:

    How poor is the Yankees team avg for RISP? Something like .240s?

  104. Jamal G. says:

    Good shit Edwar, hopefully he can have a bounce back month in July.

  105. E-ROC says:

    C’Mon offense!!

  106. TheLastClown says:

    Anyone else ever wish someone else could sing this song?

  107. dkidd says:

    boy oh boy do the mets stink

  108. dkidd says:

    ron villone just blew away jose reyes

  109. Ivan says:

    Cabrera is really ticking me off.

  110. E-ROC says:

    a Ron Villone sighting. I didn’t know he was still in the league.

  111. A.D. says:

    Offense is aweful

  112. Manimal says:

    rays got bases loaded 1 out

  113. A.D. says:

    By the way some intern at ESPN must have screwed up & gotten fired since the Red Sox aren’t the Monday night game

  114. Jamal G. says:

    I like the move by Joe Girardi of not putting in the HR prone Kyle Farnsworth here against Josh Hamilton and Milton Bradley.

  115. Jamal G. says:

    Mark Mulder is currently warming up in the Cards’ bullpen, welcome back guy.

  116. kunaldo says:

    how do we not score runs against the effin rangers? seriously, screw the press issues, the “cancerous clubhouse presence”, and whatever collusion crap is going on, and sign barry bonds…i mean how can a .480 obp hurt this team?

  117. Jamal G. says:

    That was a strike ump.

  118. Mike A. says:

    Holy shit, right in the junk.

  119. mustang says:

    The lead of the New York Yankees is now being played by the Bad News Bears.

  120. A.D. says:

    Wow right on the cup

  121. Mike A. says:

    For the love of God walk Bradley.

  122. tommiesmithjohncarlos says:

    Well, I’ve seen enough. DFA Gardner, this kid fucking sucks.

  123. Manimal says:

    i hope your kidding.

  124. Manimal says:

    Slippery bat there Milton?

  125. Mike A. says:

    Milton Bradley is PISSED.

  126. A.D. says:

    Interesting bat throw

    Love the drunk guy holding up the 4 fingers behind the Rangers dugout

  127. McCaff says:

    milton bradley is throwing lumber around like its his job

  128. Mike A. says:

    Gotta make sure you get Byrd here. Chris Davis will make them pay big time.

  129. Ivan says:

    Interesting move by Girardi.

  130. A.D. says:

    .067 with 2 out & RISP, Yanks need to pick this guy up, fits the team dynamic

  131. Mike A. says:

    To quote Kay, “that was UUUUUUUUUUGE!!!!”

  132. Ivan says:

    whew that was close.

  133. McCaff says:

    haha cotten eye joe in the backround

  134. christopher says:

    forget about trading for anyone – this team has too many holes in it – what good is another starter or reliever when this iss poor offense cant score more than 2 runs in a game\

    they should be looking to unload one of the 8 lefty DHs on this team first so that they can totally remake this roster net offsason

  135. Mike A. says:

    Idiots. Guardado never had shoulder trouble, it was all elbow.

  136. A.D. says:

    Gardner needs to get this table set

  137. Manimal says:

    this is where lead off hitters need to show that they can get on base. Lets see how Gardner adjusts.

  138. Chip says:

    Don’t take him out!

  139. McCaff says:

    boooo put in brett

  140. Manimal says:

    oh come on gardner wouldve done better

  141. A.D. says:

    I understand that Damon is hitting .318 but why the hell take Gardner out, save him for PH for Melky or Molina in the 9th (or 8th)

  142. Rich says:

    That was a curious move by Girardi, who could have PH Damon for the anemic Melky.

  143. Manimal says:

    Yankees look at good pitches and then are behind in the count and strike out god damn it

  144. tommiesmithjohncarlos says:

    We’re 2-34 when trailing after 7 innings? That’s bad.

    We should take A-Rod out of the starting lineup and turn him into an 8th inning pinch-hitting specialist, so we can be sure that he’ll have a chance to bat in the critical 8th inning.

  145. Flynn says:

    Hell of a game by Jeter. What a terrible F’in AB.
    The Offense is a joke.

  146. Manimal says:

    shit here comes the sox

  147. Newman says:

    Sawx just came back on Percival

  148. Rich says:

    As inconsistent as this offense is, it’s hard to justify trading for Sabathia.

  149. Jamal G. says:

    Troy Percival pulled his hamstring trying to back up third base on a fly-out. Wow. Tampa leads 5-4 in the top of the ninth with two outs and Brandon Moss on third base. Joe Maddon is basically dragging Percival off the field.

  150. E-ROC says:

    A-Rod ties it, then Giambi wins it.

  151. Newman says:

    Why is Giese in?

  152. Jamal G. says:

    Only guys to have an XBH for the Yanks are coming up.

  153. Jamal G. says:

    Tampa wins it. J.P. Howell came in for the injured Troy Percival.

  154. A.D. says:

    Ponson obv won the next start, pretty much no way Posada does something clutch here

  155. Flynn says:

    An absolutely BOOOOOOO worthy “effort”.

    I hope they enjoyed the day off. Disgusting.

    What the fuck is Wilson wearing around his neck? If it had a tiki on it he’d be Greg Brady.

  156. Dave P. says:

    fucking pathetic. utterly pathetic.

  157. A.D. says:

    Congrats to the offense for being terrible yet again

  158. E-ROC says:

    Same sh!t different game.

  159. Jamal G. says:

    Hey, offense is struggling but at least we can be very happy that our above average pitching staff (ranked 6th in the AL in FIP with 3.95 coming into tonight’s game) is actually getting better by holding down this rampant Texas offense to two runs. Also they have allowed just seven runs in the past four games (since that 15-run outburst in Game 1 of the double dip on Friday).

  160. fresh says:

    scott feldman are you kidding me?? hey guys any chance jeter might be on the downside?

  161. E-ROC says:

    Hopefully, the Yanks can win the series.

  162. Mike A. says:

    Joba tomorrow.

    Anyone wanna bet who will hit a ball out of the infield first, Gardner or Jeter?

  163. A.D. says:

    At least Hacker and McCutchen pitched well today

  164. E-ROC says:

    At least we had a chance to see Gardner play. Hopefully, he gets the start tomorrow.

  165. Steve says:




    And you known what’s worse? We would have won this game if not for that so and so Ben K. THAT’S RIGHT, I SAID IT! SOMEBODY HAD TO!! IT’S ALL HIS FAULT AND HE KNOWS IT!!!!

  166. Steve says:

    (In my best “Jerome from Manhattan voice”) ahem . . . .


  167. Mike A. says:

    Junior Griffey with a walk-off…

  168. A.D. says:

    Think ESPN is going to create Rays nation?

    I wouldn’t be suprised

  169. fresh says:

    by the way was it me or was this the worst strikezone in the history of strikezones?

    • Jamal G. says:

      I didn’t think it was that bad. Of course there were some iffy ones but I didn’t have a huge issue with it. Milton Bradley definitely got screwed.

    • Travis G. says:

      definitely a fucked up zone. the K on gardner was clearly high. the strike on abreu in the 8th was clearly outside. the first pitch veras threw (that got molina) was right down the pipe, but called a ball bc it confused the ump. how stupid are these guys? i cant wait until shit like the catcher dropping a pitch doesn’t affect the call (e.g. computerized k-zones).

      Jeter’s the goat: 0-4, 3 weak groundouts, 1 k. ugh. a horrible fucking game.

      these are the goddam Rangers, not the ’70 Orioles.

  170. A.D. says:

    Rays go after K-Rod to make a statement this offseason?

    Percival can’t close forever and Wheeler & Balfour don’t think so

    • Mike A. says:

      I’m not sure they’d spend that kind of money. K-Rod’s in line for like, 5 yrs & $75M. Ridiculous, I know.

      I think their closer of the future is Jeff Niemann. If they put him in relief he’ll be back to throwing 96-98 from his monster 6’9″, 300 lb frame. Plus he’s a great competitor, so it’s not like he’ll wilt under the pressure.

      • A.D. says:

        He could be a Gagne case, where hes a 4 or 5 starter but a good closer, makes sense and realistically Niemann is benhind a lot of quality arms in the long run

  171. christopher says:

    another stunning performance from cashman’s boys

    we need george back to counteblace cashman – while i appreciate what he has done for the farm sysytem, there comes a point when you need someone balancing him out.

    this offseason they better spend every penny on young stars – sabathia, sheets, and texiera – they can certainly affored it and with the new revenue they can afford another 30 million n good role players e players. put a great team together ionce more before ARRod, marianos, and jeters best seasons are behind them.

    a rotaion of sabathia, sheets joba, wang and hughes wuld look great net year, but i am sure the team will spend very little and keep that payroll p that payroll at about 17 million – siging too many free agents would make cashman’s plan from building form within not look so impressive.

    10 games out by the trade deadine nd damon and matsui (if healthy ) and maybe giambi need to be shopped. mussina too if he agrees to a trade – he goes to ttthe NL West and and he can be a lock for 300 wins

    • Travis G. says:

      it seems you actually had a problem with the PITCHING tonight. wtf?

      • christopher says:

        no problem with the pitching tonight – its the pitching overall. do you tust ussina in the playoffs or rasner or even hughes – dont even think kennedy.

        this team is too flawed to make the layoffs and if by somem iracle they do it will be another 1st oud embarassent especially since the team’s offens, once its stegnth, has become a joke.

        there are not enouh trades that can be ade to make this team a WS contender. i would like the team to become sellers and maybe get some guys to help fo the next or 4 yeas while we still have AOD in his \pime.

        next offseason they need to beak the bank – not just for sabathia but forathia but for sheets as well. use the payers with value now (offense only because they cant play defense) coupled with some mino league pitching to bring insome young bats. if the bewers lose out on big pitchers could they be interested in a Mussina, Kennedy, Hone for Lapota. a long shot i know, but that is the type of deal i am thinhinking. my big fear though is that ashman takes his net logical step on builing fom within and decides to go into next year with a 140 million dolla payroll instead of 200 so he can pove he can win without “buying w chmpio

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  173. jm says:

    good luck Brett Gardner .. may you go 6-6 with 12 sb’s tommorrow

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