• pete c.

    Is he a year away from this point?

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

      That sounds about right. No reason to rush.

      • Greg G.

        Speaking of rushing things, when do we get to see his name in the TJ Watch?

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

          Holy crap moly, I forgot all about that. I’ll add him later tonight, after I get home from work and am slaving over DotF.

          • blah

            Speaking of TJ Watch, what’s the latest word on Garcia?

  • KW

    Hey Mike,

    Not sure if this was answered at some point, but are they still planning on using him as a starter? Would seem that his arm would be a waste in the pen, but them darn injuries..

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

      They said they were going to bring him back as a reliever, at least at first. I think letting him pitch in relief the rest of 2008, then having him begin 2009 as a starter would be perfect. He didn’t have the best command to start with, but you might as well at least let him try starting one more time.

  • Manimal

    HOLY SHIT!!!! IS Christian seriously called up before Gardner? Thats just not right…

    • devin

      theres nothing wrong with it… hes righty hes older..there not ready to supplant melky so bring up the guy eho they dont need to get at bats everyday… i jus like the idea of them bringin someone else up.

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

        That’s a good point too. Christian could be a bench player and it wouldn’t stunt his development. Gardner should be getting regular at-bats.

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

      J-Chris can play the infield if need be, and he’s a RHB. I bet that has something to do with it.

  • Greg G.

    Not only did Sanchez pitch, but he was relieved by Joy. Sounds like a good outing to me!

  • Greg G.

    Anybody know the corresponding 40-man roster move to accomodate Christian?

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

      Steven White was DFA’ed last week, so there was a 40-man spot open for Christian. White cleared waivers and is still with Scranton.

      • Greg G.

        Thanks, Mike. Forgot about that.

      • Miles Roche

        Hey, Mike,

        I’m totally of the wall for even thinking about converting Melky to the mound, right?

        I mean, the kid does have a live arm. I wonder how hard Melky throws. . .

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

          Melky’s got a very good arm, but it’s not a GREAT arm. It might work, but would he be up for it?

  • stefan

    Looks like Dellin Betances is rehabbing, too. I guess he’ll be back in Charleston soon enough. At least, once he remembers how to pitch.

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

      This is Dellin’s second GCL appearance. The first one was much better.

  • whozat

    I can’t believe the Yankees. They’re so stupid. Sanchez can’t be any worth than Farnsworthless, can he? Bring him up! And DFA him once he gives up a hit, we don’t need crappy relievers who give up hits. They don’t know how to win ballgames.

    • whozat

      Gah! WORSE than Farnsworthless!

      My mockery is undone by my poor spelling!

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    What was his pitch count, 12?

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

      Probably 20. Baby steps.

      • Andy in Sunny Daytona

        I know, I’m just kiddin. I guess I’m gonna have to drive to Tampa and watch some Gulf Coast games. I will check out Mons Venus just to make sure there are no minor leaguers in there.

  • J.R.

    Talking about pitchers throwing…

    Carl Pavano (elbow) is expected to be ready to pitch for the Yankees by August.
    He’s currently throwing curve balls off a mound, which puts him ahead of Phil Hughes, who hasn’t starting throwing from flat ground but won’t need as long a recovery. Whether the Yankees choose to carry Pavano once healthy depends on the status of their staff after the trade deadline.

    From rotoworld.com

  • DP

    What is the site for converting minor league stats to major league?

  • B

    Sanchez’s future with the Yankees will be somewhere in the bullpen when he is ready.

    Add Ben Sheets to the list of intriguing pitchers on the market in the offseason.

  • JM