The Brian Bruney Appreciation thread

With 502 days of rest, Pavano delivers a win
Game 130: Back in Business

Since returning from his Lisfranc injury earlier this month, Brian Bruney has pretty much picked up where he left off at the end of April. In August, he’s throw 10 innings and has allowed three runs on six hits, five walks and seven strike outs. He hasn’t allowed a run over his last four appearances, and I have to wonder just how badly the Yankees’ bullpen missed his arm for three months this year. Those Lisfranc injuries have really killed the Yanks this year.

With 502 days of rest, Pavano delivers a win
Game 130: Back in Business
  • Marty Puccio

    I used to date a girl named Liz Frank. She always complained of foot pain.

    • Steve

      *crickets* *crickets* *crickets*

    • Radnom

      *tumbleweed blows by*

      Wow yeah that was brutal lol

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

      You get a solid B- for effort.

      ;)

  • Steve

    Props to Brian for skipping surgery and going the rehab route. It was his only chance to play again this year, and its worked out great for him.

    He’s one of the guys who really wants to be here, and sometimes I wonder how many others there are who feel the same way. We’ll find out over this stretch run.

    • Manimal

      I thought that way never works but I guess it does for some people.

      • Steve

        Strahan was the one who suggested it to him, so he did his research.

  • Adrian-Retire21

    Hopefully the Yankees keep Marte.I know he’s been bad but you need a vetern guy with expirence.Veras has been good.But we got to many journeymen in the bullpen.

    • Radnom

      Firstly its “too many” not “to many”

      Secondly, who is a journeyman in the bullpen right now? The only one I can think of who had significant major league experience with another team and then was released was Bruney but he has been great. And that was with one other team. Not exactly a “journeyman”

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

        I dunno, Veras and Edwar have bounced around a bit in the minors/independent leagues. I ahve no problem calling them journeymen.

        • Radnom

          Eh I guess. Veras was with 2 teams in the minors and Edwar was with the Angels and the independent leagues.

          But they have both youngish and been with the Yankees for a couple years now, and developed in our minor leagues especially Edwar, when you say journeyman it has a completely different connotation.

          Semantics aside, I dissagree with the original point, and think we should keep piling up Bruney/Veras/Edwar type options in the minors. You can never have too many of them.

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

            Agreed.

        • Steve

          How about giving credit to the Yankee player development people for getting the most out of their abilities? Every coach has a style and every scout has a certain bias, maybe its just a good marriage. When something is working, I don’t knock it.

          It could also be the players doing and finally figuring it out. Some guys just find themselves late in their career. Cliff Lee comes to mind.

  • Old Ranger

    Brian is a stand-up guy…
    The hard work it took to get through his rehab…outstanding, he could have just mailed it in this year.

    Changing the subject…has anyone visited the LoHud blog lately? Don’t bother, most of them are not quite wired right.
    I found the sports blog last Nov., by accident, LoHud was the first one I ran across. I had not used a computer for anything other then business, I thought; ok, let’s see how this goes…not so well. I found other blogs, that had more reasonable, knowledgeable, and creative people, mainly RAB. Even some of the more horrendous posters on this site, are better then some of the people at that other place. I (along w/others) have been put down, veracity questioned, insulted etc., on this site. But all done with class and no malice…well mostly! 27/08??

    • Radnom

      Lohud is good for breaking news, and Pete actually is a very good reporter. The only problem is his analysis/random vendettas gets kind of tiring.
      Obviously the problem with the commentors is due to the popularity of the blog. It happens to every online community that ever gets popular enough (and is starting to happen to this place a bit I would say). The guys over here are pretty good about posting the more important news from LoHud, but I still would feel out of the loop if I didn’t read it as well as this site.

      • Steve

        I know what you’re saying, I get tired of the Edwar bashing myself. Also, the minute to minute reacting to everything that happens on the field is just begging to get egg on your face.

        But I can tell you that if you have an issue with Pete or a suggestion, just e-mail him. He answers almost all of his e-mails and is a good guy.

      • Old Ranger

        Yes, the first thing I do is read his blog for news. But I don’t read or join the postings anymore, my wife pulled it up and was reading it…so I read a few of the postings. Ugh! 27/08??

  • Joey H

    side note. do we get C.B. bucknor tonight? he is a HUGE yankee fan. i remember he rung up julio lugo one time and it was a questionable call and julio disputed it and bucknor called him a stupid bastard. it was pretty funny for an ESPN game.

  • Geno

    The bullpen of Bruney, Edwar, Veras and Mo has been great. Robertson’s only going to get better. I wonder why they don’t bring up Strickland? He’s having a real nice year in Scranton.

    With Melancon, Claggett, Albaldejo, Cox, , Britton and others, the pen’s going to be a strength for us for years.

    • Steve

      “With Melancon, Claggett, Albaldejo, Cox, , Britton and others, the pen’s going to be a strength for us for years.”

      Oh yeah. Kudos to Cashman for FINALLY getting the bullpen situation together. Plus, I bet there are some other guys who were not even thinking of right now who are starters that could be converted into solid relievers.

    • Old Ranger

      I don’t believe Strick is on the 40 man, is he? Robertson is a BP pitcher I (and a few others) had mentioned before ST. Good to see him in the show, I too, hope he improves…which he will do. Keep the faith! 27/08??

  • E-ROC

    Brian Bruney’s return help give other relievers defined roles which might have been missing since Farnsworth left. Much respect, homes!

    • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

      Who the hell is this Farnsworth fellow you all keep talking about?

  • Old Ranger

    I must confess Raz, Giese & Pounds have surprised me very much. Who would have believed they could do (about) the same as CMW/Joba…not me! If they had gotten support from the offence, they could’ve helped the Yanks much better then their records show. This is a great chance for them to have a good carrier on some team, plus they have good trade value. 27/08??