Jul
30

Game 107: Breakin’ the slump

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So since the Yanks have now lost with both Mike and Joe writing up the game post, it’s my turn. We’ll try something new.

Today, Joba Chamberlain looks to continue his incredible run of pitching success as he draws the start against the Orioles. The Yanks could really use a win before they must face the prospects of a tough four-game set against Mark Teixeira and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

Lots going on in the Yankee Universe today. So let’s jump in. Don’t read too much into Brian Cashman‘s saying he hates this game. After last night’s loss, I too was hating baseball. That was one frustrating game.

Johnny Damon is, yet again, playing hurt. His shoulder, he feels, will bother him for the rest of the season. With Melky Cabrera epically struggling and Damon’s playing hurt, Xavier Nady should be in the lineup every day. Within that same NJ.com piece comes word that Chien-Ming Wang probably won’t pitch again this season.

Dennis Sarfate is making his first career start today. The game starts at 1:05 p.m. Let’s bring home a win.

Damon LF
Jeter SS
Abreu DH
Rodriguez 3B
Giambi 1B
Cano 2B
Nady RF
Cabrera CF
Molina C

Chamberlain P

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310 Comments»

  1. E-ROC says:

    Can Xavier Nady play passable defense in CF?

    • Mike A. says:

      No. But Damon can.

      • Joe says:

        I was going to ask this earlier, would we lose that much to put Damon in center and Nady in left? With what we would pick up in offense it would have to be worth it.

        • Mike A. says:

          Totally. It’s not like Melky’s Mike Cameron out there either.

        • Chris says:

          What would we pick up in offense if we did that? Who would be in the lineup in place of Melky?

          Moving Giambi to DH and Sexson or Betemit to 1B wouldn’t really be much of an upgrade over Melky (they all have OPS < 700). If Matsui comes back, then you can have an upgrade by pulling Melky, but right now there aren’t any better options.

          • Mike A. says:

            I think Betemit would be a better hitter if he got regular at-bats. I’m not advocating him being in the lineup everyday, just my 2 cents.

  2. Manimal says:

    300-something comments to yesturdays game, and today’s 1 pm game is gonna be deaddddddddddddddddddddd. Ill be here.

  3. Adam says:

    how will the yankees get by with a weak-armed johnny damon?!?

    • Mike A. says:

      Eh, Pittsburgh media trying to make the trade look good.

    • Chris says:

      I find it funny that McCutchen was described only as a “pitching prospect”, while Karstens is a starter and Ohlendorf is a starter or reliever.

    • A.D. says:

      Would Cashman say publically that he totally screwed over Pittsburgh????

      Doubtful, going to make it seem like Pitt got a good deal, gotta keep up relations

  4. Mike A. says:

    Kay: “Kevin Millar & Aubrey Huff are killing the Yankees this series, how would you pitch them Paul?”

    O’Neill: “Well, I’d pitch them different than they have been, Michael.”

    Top notch analysis right there.

  5. jsbrendog says:

    great, an error already. way to go cano

  6. Mike A. says:

    Sarfate throws gas. Hopefully he loses a mph or twelve as a starter.

  7. Mike A. says:

    Another unclutch at-bat by A-Rod. They’re paying $27M for this?

  8. Manimal says:

    I havent seen that before, argue with the ump when he called you safe.

  9. Manimal says:

    I swear to god YES is a group of child molesters, whats with their fetish for little boys at baseball games?

  10. Mike A. says:

    Another unclutch run scored by A-Rod. Too bad it doesn’t count because it’s the first inning.

  11. Manimal says:

    WE GET THE POINT, JETERS GOT A F***ING EDGE.

  12. jsbrendog says:

    thios gamecast is boring, apparently its mroe than just pitches and hits…who knew!

  13. Mike A. says:

    Another unclutch catch of a pop up in foul territory by A-Rod.

  14. A.D. says:

    Yankee killer is up

  15. Thurman says:

    Injury Delay on Gameday????
    What’s going on?

  16. Manimal says:

    Michael Kay. Professional Cry baby.

  17. Mike A. says:

    Did Kay seriously just ask O’Neill if he ever wanted to cry after fouling a pitch off his leg?

    Hysterical.

  18. alex says:

    did ross ohlendorf make a start for the pirates yet? i heard he was going to start

  19. A.D. says:

    I basically consider Kay like sitting next to someone who has no idea about the game and wants to ask a lot of questions, like that 9 year old that askes redic questions that have no answers or obvious answers about the game.

  20. Mike A. says:

    Well, at least Melky saw 3 pitches that at-bat.

  21. Jamal G. says:

    Another Pirates OF might be making his way to the vaunted A.L. East division:

    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/articl.....8;c_id=mlb

    • Casper says:

      Yikes.

    • Mike A. says:

      Crawford, Upton, Longoria, Bay, Pena, Dioner, Hinske, Iwamura, Bartlett.

      Kazmir, Shields, Garza, Jackson, Sonnanstine, and eventually Price.

      Yikes.

    • A.D. says:

      Bout time TB did something, I think they really should be going after Street

    • Street scares me, and not in a good way. His mechanics seem to be breaking down already, and he’s been hittable this year. I’d stay away.

      Something tells me the Bay rumors won’t come to anything… after dealing Nady, I don’t think they move Bay, at least not now. I think the plan has always been a Bay-McLouth-McCutchen outfield.

      Until Tabata is closer, methinks Bay sticks around.

  22. Mike A. says:

    Come on Robbie, got turn those into outs.

  23. Ivan says:

    Where the yanks rank in BB and OBP% this year?

  24. Manimal says:

    papa ginos large cheesy breadsticks just arrived, im out!

  25. A.D. says:

    Adam Jone’s picture on gamecast looks like he’s asleep

  26. Jamal G. says:

    Question for any techies here, does your IP address change if you are using an internet card?

  27. Thurman says:

    That was big…
    Slider outside corner, 6-4-3 DP right here.

  28. Jamal G. says:

    Hey, they just flashed my train stop.

  29. A.D. says:

    not what we needed with huff on deck

  30. Jamal G. says:

    According to MLBTR, that Jason Bay-to-the-Rays deal is imminent. It seems the Pirates are just doing their due diligence of searching around for another team who is willing to top the Rays’ current offer.

    I know ESPN would never report it, but real Red Sox fans (not that dumb ass “TEH NATION!!1!!11! bullshit) are more than displeased with how Theo Epstein is handling things this season. Can’t imagine the backlash if two of the Red Sox’ top competitors add Xavier Nady, Damaso Marte, and Jason Bay while Boston comes up empty-handed, or even worse, sans Manny Ramirez come Thursday at 4PM-EST.

  31. Thurman says:

    Joba needs a quick inning, 52 after 3 isn’t ideal..

  32. A.D. says:

    Jeter too the advice to strike-out more instead of GIDP

  33. Samsonov KGB says:

    strange looking homer

  34. Mike A. says:

    That hit-and-run worked well.

  35. Jamal G. says:

    Coming into today’s game, Bobby Abreu has OPS’d 1.055 in the last two weeks. Hopefully we are seeing his second half surge from last season once again.

  36. Jamal G. says:

    LoL, imagine you’re ordering an italian sausage and all of a sudden some ball just comes rolling down the walkway.

  37. A.D. says:

    Maddon said “very interesting” on whats on the table, think they included Hellickson?

    • Thurman says:

      I don’t know but ESPN is reporting that in response to the Yanks and Rays making deals, the Red Sox have offered the Brewers Jon Lester and Lars Anderson for Eric Gagne

      • Samsonov KGB says:

        that sounds like complete crap, no offense to you. but i hope the sox do aquire gagne like last year and have him be shit in the 8th inning. if the brewers aquire lester then thats it! they are set

      • Unfortunately, it looks like that deal is off.

        The Red Sox are contractually, legally, and morally barred from trading Lars Anderson. Since he is already the best hitter in all of baseball, (demonstrated by his Cape Cod league performance where he chopped down a tree with his bare hands, chewed it into a bat with his teeth, honed it to a smooth finish with the rage steaming from his eyes, and then used it to bat 1.000 with 35 come-from-behind, game winning, 9th inning homers in 34 games), MLB commisioner Bud Selig, President George Bush, and Pope Benedict XVI have all decreed that such a great hitter, nice guy, and family man should only play for the Red Sox, the greatest team in the history of sports.

        For Diamond Cutters, I’m Peter Gammons, ESPN.

    • Mike A. says:

      One of Hellickson, Niemann and Davis has to be involved. Maybe Jaso too.

      • Jamal G. says:

        I’d bet of Jeff Niemann, closer to the Majors and better stuff, no? Although Jeremy Hellickson is still showing great control at Double-A, he has been bombed in his six debut starts at the level. 9-HR, 11.61-H9 in 33.1-IP. Obviously these numbers mean nothing as he’s a 21-year-old in his first stint at Double-A but maybe Pirates’ GM, Neil Hunnington, might want someone closer to the big leagues.

        • A.D. says:

          Hellickson has more upside, I’d think if anything they’d want a prospect with more potential

          couple weeks ago Rays were saying Davis, Price, Hellickson were all not available

          I feel like they should be getting street to close now and the future

        • Mike A. says:

          Sounds like Brignac and Hellickson.

          • Jamal G. says:

            Wow, that’s a great haul. Maybe now they can move Jack Wilson for even more prospects, but Frank McCourt is just weird when it comes to trades.

            • Mike A. says:

              Yeah, I saw a Wilson for LaRoche rumor somewhere. That’s one where Huntington says yes, then immediately yells “NO TRADES BACKSIES!!!”

              • Thurman says:

                I agree about Street…I don’t understand why there haven’t been more talks about that. Aside from it making sense personell wise, Street seems like he would fit in perfectly inteh frathouse Maddon is running down there.

  38. Jamal G. says:

    In the fourth inning the Blue Jays had a runner on third, nobody out and failed to score. In the fifth they had runners on second and third, nobody out (also loaded the bases with two out) and failed to score against Edwin Jackson.

  39. A.D. says:

    Joba knock millar down?

  40. Ivan says:

    It some ways, if you think about it, Lou Gehrig is underrated.

  41. Samsonov KGB says:

    Nady changed his number?

  42. Jamal G. says:

    Wow, who knew the Yanks only had two hits?

  43. Mike A. says:

    Brandon Fahey is one skinny mofo.

  44. Ivan says:

    98 on the black. Not fair.

  45. AlexCT says:

    this PC richards whistle has got to go. its obnoxious, even on TV

  46. Jamal G. says:

    Michael Kay, Miguel Tejada has the third lowest OBP and fourth lowest OPS amongst N.L. Short Stops, in what world is that a “good year”? Remember, those numbers aren’t compared to the league, but Short Stops! Yet he still ranks so low.

  47. Thurman says:

    Is this a shitload of curveballs or is that just me.
    And on a side note, Adam Jones’ gameday picture looks like T.I.

  48. Hank Winkler says:

    I would just like to point out that, as of the completion of that 5th inning, Joba now has a lower ERA as a starter that as a reliever this year. I hope you’re reading this, Goose.

  49. Jamal G. says:

    Evan Longoria this season is the John McDonald of last season, every game is his personal web-gem highlight reel.

  50. A.D. says:

    I though Burres was suppost to start todays games?

  51. Ivan says:

    Come Toronto score some motherfucking runs. This is ridiculous.

  52. Ivan says:

    UPDATE, 1:49 p.m.: Cano can be a frustrating player to watch. Just catch the ball, you don’t need to be cool. Just catch the ball.

    Hey Pete maybe you should watch the absolute grit of Pedroia.

    • Jamal G. says:

      Seriously, PeteAbe has become an absolute dick. I just started reading him around the off-season so I don’t know when he changed, but damn, he’s annoying.

      Did you notice how he blamed Joe Girrardi for starting Wilson Betemit last night but then in the same fucking paragraph noted how Girardi needed to give A-Rod some rest at the DH? How the fuck do you critique someone and realize their point within two sentences? Then he goes on to blame Girardi for bringing in Richie Sexson in the final AB. I never thought I would see the day when a Major League manager is criticized for NOT bringing in Richie Sexson in a meaningful AB.

      His agenda is so obvious, he hates Joe Girardi, he still loves Joe Torre, and his fat head is as big as it is literally and figuratively.

  53. Jamal G. says:

    Nick Markakis and Matt Wieters are going to make a scary 3-4 combo. This A.L. East is not looking very pleasant in the future, like seriously. Thank God our strength in the farm is pitching.

  54. Mike A. says:

    I have to admit, Joba’s transition to the rotation has gone better than I ever could have imagined.

  55. Manimal says:

    Balk…. wtf seriously.

  56. Ivan says:

    Good 6IP by Joba.

  57. Jamal G. says:

    2007 Second half Bobby Abreu, welcome back.

  58. Manimal says:

    With that Double Abreu is tied for the most doubles by a Venezuelan player (444)

  59. Ivan says:

    You know I,ve always liked Abreu, and he gets too much grief by fans. In a big spot, I take Abreu over alot of hitters in this lineup.

  60. A.D. says:

    Side note Yanks actually got runs off a guys they haven’t really seen

  61. Manimal says:

    Imagine fans surrounding the doctor on the operating table chanting HIP HIP JORGE!

    • Ivan says:

      Yo that sportcenter commercial was funny. One of fav was the one with LeBron, and Scott Vanpelt took his chair and the one with Roger Federer.

  62. Jamal G. says:

    Life hates Alex Rodriuez.

  63. Jack says:

    Anyone know Joba’s pitch count? Is he coming back for the seventh?

  64. E-ROC says:

    Why can’t the Yanks have four other Joba’s in the rotation?

  65. Mike A. says:

    X. Nady in the hizzy.

  66. Ivan says:

    Gee, where was this team the last two nights.

  67. Mike A. says:

    Fernando Cabrera, ex-Indians closer of the future.

  68. Mike A. says:

    Did they really just IBB Melky?

  69. Jamal G. says:

    Melky Cabrera IBB? Damn, this is how I felt when I played Pokemon and ran into MewTwo.

  70. Joe says:

    The only time Melky Cabrera ever gets intentionally walked

  71. Ivan says:

    Melky getting intentionally walked, is like Beyonce wanting to fuck Youkilis.

  72. Jack says:

    Melky IBB? That’s got to be a first.

  73. Manimal says:

    Alright its killing me, wtf happened yesturday that everyone was cheering? Did anyone ever find out?

  74. Jamal G. says:

    If the Yanks sign C.C. Sabathia, Joba Chamberlain and Phil Hughes are developing nicely, do you think the Yanks will listen to offers on Chien-Ming Wang for a young positional player, or top prospects in general? What if the previous scenario still rings true and guys like Brackman, Cole, and McCallister are developing well?

    What if the Yanks sign CMW to an extension and buy out his final arbitration year (2010) and one year of free agency, then deal him during the off-season after the 2009 season? If the Yanks don’t sign CMW to an extension, would the 2010 season be enough time to evaluate how guys like Cole, Brackman, Betances, and McCallister are developing?

    I would definitely entertain offers for Wang after the 2009 season, but that’s only if the Yanks sign Sabathia this off-season or the pitching prospects already here are developing at an alarming rate.

    • A.D. says:

      There was a lot of Whats in there

      I’d say if Z-Mac Cruises in AA next year, Brack goes through the system like IPK & Joba, Cole and Betances have good season(or as long as Cole does) then they’ll look into it. In theory they’ll have IPK, Bliech, Hacker, Coke, Aceves as less upside starters that can hold down a spot if Cole or Z-mac took a year or so longer to develop.

      Really comes down to if there is a glaring need a Wang trade can fill.

      But they may just hold onto him util someone else forces their way into the rotation

    • Ed says:

      Wang has 3 arbitration years remaining. He was a super 2, so he gets 4 arbitration years instead of 3. So he’s under team control through ’11.

      I’d say the earliest they consider trading Wang is after 2010. Might not be a bad idea though, considering we know he has rotator cuff damage which will probably catch up to him eventually. (See Pedro Martinez as a Met for reference)

  75. Thurman says:

    And the wheels come off the bus

  76. E-ROC says:

    Ouch….three K’s for Jeter.

  77. Jack says:

    That was clutch.

  78. Jamal G. says:

    This is not Yanks/Sawkz, these umps need to hold that trigger finger.

  79. Mike A. says:

    MLB should be embarrassed by it’s officiating. This is ridiculous.

  80. Ivan says:

    Yeah Edwar, show you gangsta.

  81. E-ROC says:

    Did Edwar throw at Millar?

  82. BigBlueAL says:

    C’mon guys, that was so obviously intentional its not even funny.

  83. Ivan says:

    Yo we got some pussy ass umps.

  84. jsbrendog says:

    what happened? all it says on gamecast is edwar ejhected?!!!!?!1111!1/1!?

  85. Jamal G. says:

    Not for nothing, but A-Rod is fucking ripped. He is literally about to rip through his jersey.

  86. A.D. says:

    Its like the cabrera pitch last night, no intent

  87. BigBlueAL says:

    Great. Tough-guy Girardi is trying to make the Yankees bad asses. Id rather be in 1st place and soft than in 3rd place and “tough”….

    • steve (different one) says:

      no, it was better to have our guys hit without retribution for the last 8 years.

      • BigBlueAL says:

        Yeah really great, bring in Edwar to get ejected and most likely suspended a game or two just to show the last-place Orioles who have kicked our ass the first 2 games that we are “tough”.

      • Ivan says:

        Thank You, those championship teams you didn’t dare to throw at em. Cuz you knew that Cone, or Clemens were gonna beam ya, and Girardi, Strawberry, Curtis and Raines were gonna kick ya azz if you hit them. Go ask Benitez what happen when he did that.

        • BigBlueAL says:

          That was different cause you had pitchers who actually intimidated hitters, like Joba. Its one thing when Joba does it cause it adds to his intimidation factor. For Edwar “Mr Changeup” to come in and do what he did in a blowout win was stupid and meaningless. Benitez got his ass whooped cause he had just given up the lead on a HR by Bernie and then promptly hit Tino and showed up the Yankees dugout.

    • Joe says:

      You whine a lot.

  88. Ivan says:

    It’s always the good pitchers that are considered head-hunters.

  89. jsbrendog says:

    does this mean millar is their “star”?

    • Thurman says:

      Hahah
      Retaliation for what by the way, I was out of town and just got back. Did someone get hit last night?

    • ceciguante says:

      millar is their star against us, at least. last nite they said he leads mlb against the yanks w/ 6 HR this year. that’s just unnecessary.

      btw, john sterling just gave his “it’s an A-bomb…for A-Rod…and the yankees go back to back, and a belly to belly….”

      so ridiculous, yet i enjoy it all the same.

  90. Jamal G. says:

    Rays beat the Jays 3-2.

    • Joe says:

      The rays going after bay suggests they mean to go for it this year, seems a little early to give up good prospects. Couldn’t that team use another year together? I don’t think they have any pieces that will become that much more expensive or that they will lose. Their youth is going to show in the post season

  91. Chris says:

    How do the umps (or anyone else) decide if a HBP is intentional? I hate that anytime a pitch is up and in, someone gets ejected. You’re basically telling the pitchers that they can’t use that part of the strike zone, because if they miss they’ll get ejected.

  92. Jack says:

    I have to say, this Robertson kis is really growing on me.

  93. A.D. says:

    Robertson bouncing back from Monday with K-ing the side

  94. Mike A. says:

    That chick in the green shirt was totally pissed at her boyfriend. Hah.

  95. E-ROC says:

    D-Rob strikes out the side. Take That, Take That.

  96. Jamal G. says:

    Retaliate that, bitches.

  97. E-ROC says:

    En Fuego!

  98. Mike A. says:

    A-Rod homered late in the game, so that means it’s clutch, right?

    • Mike A. says:

      It was late in the game, that’s what everyone wants, right?

      • Joe says:

        Nope he needs to be doing this kind of stuff earlier, so the Yankees can get a lead and let the pitcher relax

    • It seems like there’s a lot of confusion. Allow me to help.

      I’ve developed this handy “ARod Scenario/Use of Clutch/Coefficient of Homer Situation” (or ARod S.U.C.C.H.S) Analyzer to determine exactly how “clutch” or “non-clutch” ARod’s homers really are. The Analyzer works like this:

      (1st inning homers + 2nd inning homers + 3rd inning homers + 4th inning homers + 5th inning homers + 6th inning homers + 7th inning homers + 8th inning homers + 9th inning homers + extra inning homers) / 0 = “clutchiness”

      ARod’s clutch homer zone rating factor is still zero, I’m afraid.

      For Diamond Cutters, I’m Peter Gammons, ESPN.

  99. Smitt Dog says:

    Robertson and Edwar both showing us something , I like the way boht are going after hitters, even with Robertson’s Monday performance

  100. Jamal G. says:

    Bobby Abreu, Type-A designation for sure. Again, for me the Nady/Marte deal hinges on the draft compensation we receive.

    *Typical A-Rod.

    • ceciguante says:

      nothing against nady, but he can’t make up for the loss of abreu’s production in right. do you think the yanks will let bobby walk to get the 2 picks, and give the spot to nady? also…doesn’t the team need to offer bobby arbitration before they qualify for compensation picks? is it a sure thing that he would turn down arbitration (b/c of his age and the typical desire for a multiyear deal)?

      • radnom says:

        Yes they would need to offer him arbitration.

        I would guess he would turn it down and go for the multi-year deal. You nailed it, as his age he doesn’t want to play 1 year contracts and have his value (and paychecks) go down each year.

        Anyway, if he does accept, the Yankees can just trade him (or Nady I guess, but probably him) ala Gary Sheffield.

  101. Thurman says:

    I know it is premature with Mo having such an amazing year, but is Robertson our next closer?
    Barring Melancon having a Joba-esque debut

  102. Manimal says:

    Ho-ly-shit. Watch out Angels.

  103. Joe says:

    Jose Molina was just drinking a red bull, clearly this guy has the wrong performance enhancer.

  104. E-ROC says:

    A-Rod said this to the O’s: “My bad..”

  105. Jack says:

    For all the crap that we give Abreu, just remember this: all we gave up for him was CJ freaking Henry.

  106. Ivan says:

    As a fan, he’s my Mickey Mantle but people just don’t gives this guya break. Appreciate him, and capture these moments.

    • Jamal G. says:

      No, they won’t. For some reason people evaluate a player based on his championships. I don’t understand that. That’s like evaluating a pitcher based on his W-L record, it is so team oriented.

      • BigBlueAL says:

        I think its cause the fans are fans of the team, not the individual players on the team. To be honest I could care less if ARod hits 10 HR or 50 HR, if he breaks Bonds’ record or not, all I care about is the Yankees winning championships like they have done throughout their entire history. I always say Im a fan of the name in the front of the uniform not the back (even though granted the Yankees only have numbers on their backs not names).

        Now that doesnt mean people should stay stupid comments like they do about ARod. It is pretty ridiculous the stuff Yankees fans say about him. Like I said last night someone said he would rather have Nettles or Brosious at 3b instead of ARod, that was absolutely ridiculous and I as everyone here should know by now am the biggest Torre Yankees title teams there is since they occured durin my high-school and college years but I wouldnt compare Brosious to ARod because it would be an absolute insult to ARod to do so.

        I agree we should all appreciate ARod, hell last night I said in a comment that ARod will probbaly be the greatest player to wear the Yankees uniform in probably all of our lives (at least the people who didnt see Mantle play, I assume people who saw Joe D, Gehrig and Ruth are not commenting on this blog). But I do understand a bit why people bring up the championships won when evaluating a player no matter how wrong it may be to do so….

  107. Manimal says:

    Really Yankees, Dropkick Murphy’s in yankee stadium.

  108. E-ROC says:

    Even Sexson got a single.

  109. Jamal G. says:

    A-Rod has 541-HR with two months to go in 2008, am I crazy for predicting career Home Run #600 in 2009? He would have to put up 2005, 2007 numbers but with the way he’s swinging the bat this year it seems that odd year/even year thing has gone by the wayside with him.

  110. Thurman says:

    Quite a line for Edwar.

    0 inn, 0 h, 0 r, 0 er, 0k, 0 bb

    That’ll lead to some head scratching tomorrow morning

  111. Mike A. says:

    The only thing X. Nady knows how to do is get XBH’s.

  112. A.D. says:

    can we bring this offense to the aneheim series?

  113. Jamal G. says:

    So Joe’s theory rings true once again. Yesterday did not count because the O’s scored again after Damon hit that three-run shot.

  114. Jamal G. says:

    Justin Christian is proving to be quite a useful player.

  115. Thurman says:

    J Christ!!!

  116. Mike A. says:

    Why does Betemit grimace every time he swings?

  117. Jamal G. says:

    Heh, Michael Kay was audibly shocked when Wilson Betemit ranged to field that ball.

  118. Mike A. says:

    Wow, another homer given up by D-Rob? What’s the world coming to…

  119. Jamal G. says:

    Lmao, that little dude tackled the big kid for the ball. Classic.

  120. Mike A. says:

    Man, those kids just destroyed the flowers in Monument Park. Lil’ bastards…

  121. Mike A. says:

    Bobby popped out to left? Glad to see his hot streak is over…

  122. Mike A. says:

    Uh, is Chad Moeller really going to play third?

  123. jsbrendog says:

    chad moeller playing 3rd base?!?!11111?!1?!!!

  124. A.D. says:

    they should have melk pitch, save giese

  125. Mike A. says:

    Look at that, a RFer not petrified of the wall. Amaz-za-zing.

  126. Manimal says:

    WTF, MLBTR reports Yankees got Pudge Rodriguez.

    • Manimal says:

      FUCK, they traded Farnsworth(never thought I’d say that)

      • Jamal G. says:

        AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        FOR KYLE FARNSWORTH, AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Jamal G. says:

        Dude, not only did we trade away a Type-B free agent for a Type-A, but we upgraded the Catcher’s position this year and potentially have two Type-A free agents (Bobby Abreu and Rodriguez). Also, Brian Bruney takes Farnsworth’s spot in the bullpen so no loss there. This is a fucking great move.

        Manimal, trust me, there is no reason to be anything but ecstatic about this move.

    • cult of basebaal says:

      IROD for FARNSWORTH!

  127. bklynJT says:

    Yankees traded for Pudge? So says ESPN and Buster Onley.

  128. A.D. says:

    Pudge for Farns

  129. bklynJT says:

    for farney!

  130. Mike says:

    For Kyle Farnsworth. I guess Cashman decided to sell high on him

  131. Smitt Dog says:

    I couldnt be happier with this deal. Farns was working with smoke and mirrors these past couple of weeks.

  132. bklynJT says:

    Dude, farnsworth looked really sad when he was talking to the media. Baseball is a tough game, for someone to have to pick everything up and go in a minutes notice. Especially when you develop a bond with your team mates.

    And us fans sitting here just call for trades to happen like we are trading inanimate objects with no feelings.

    With that said, we get a type A free agent catcher who fills up a whole in our lineup.
    I still feel bad for farny.

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