Humberto Sanchez called up


Mike Ashmore’s got the word. After missing most of the last 2 years due to Tommy John surgery and various other ailments, Sanchez will become the first player the Yanks received in the Gary Sheffield deal to reach the bigs. The 6’6″, 270 lb monster will work out of the pen, as you’d expect. I can’t wait.

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  • Manimal

    Speaking of the devil. You think he will actually pitch? or just for looksies.

    • Mike A.

      I think he’ll pitch. No in a close game, and only 1 inning at a time I’d imagine.

  • E-ROC

    Damn, is Sanchez really that big? He might be in the wrong sport. Mike, do you think he’ll stay as a reliever, or move back to being a starter?

    RIP Tim Lincecum. Don’t mind me, I’m just getting ready. He’s getting Bochy-rized.

    • Ivan

      And it’s not like his team is in a pennat race. Cain innings/pitch counts are rather high as well.

    • Mike A.

      I’d like to see him go back to starting, but I think he’s a reliever for good.

    • Ivan

      I rather see him as a reliever myself. Big guy with a power arm and good secondary pitches can be pretty lethal in the backend of the Pen. I just don’t think he’ll be ever healthy enough to start. Plus he’s gonna be 26 next year.

  • Ivan

    If he is pitching though, I would be intrigued what he does. The first time (and last time) I saw him pitch was the futures game in 06. I was quite impress with his stuff.

    Well next season is there a chance he makes the big league team in the BP or put him in lets say AAA to work on his game and build innings?

    • Ben K.

      Depends what they want him to do, long-term. If they view him as a starter, they may start him in the minors to stretch him out. If they view him as a reliever, as I believe they do, there’s no reason why he wouldn’t be in the pen in April if he has a good spring training.

  • Jamal G.

    God Damn, talk about dominance. Carlos Zambrano had a 10/1-K/BB ratio, 13/4-GB-FB ratio, and threw 73 of his 110-pitches for strikes (66%).

  • Manimal

    does anyone know what A-jax complete playoff stats were for this year

  • Manimal

    Tony Franklin(Trenton’s Manager) was added to the yankees coaching staff.

  • Jamal G.

    Wow, the White Sox are doing their best New York Mets impersonation.

    • Mike A.
      • Ben K.

        In case anyone misses Kyle Farnsworth, he just gave up a grand slame to Dewayne Wise.

      • Jamal G.

        Detroit’s pen.

        No pictures needed, just those two words together say it all.

  • BigBlueAL

    Farnsworth just gave up a Grand Slam to Dewayne Wise!!!!

    • jsbrendog

      and he’s still a better option than todd jones

  • Brandon

    Finally Humberto’s coming home !

    BTW Yankees FO reward Colin Curtis’s .414 postseason :)

  • Hitman

    There’s no point to making him a starter. He’s proven his arm can’t handle the workload for whatever reason plus at this point it’ll take too long for him to get his innings up. He’s going to be 26 next year and won’t be ready to be a starter for maybe two more seasons. Ultimately what I want to see is him and Melancon sharing closing duties pitching 2 innings at a time. That is if both prove they’re equally as effective.

    • radnom

      Um, I hear there is this other guy…fuck whats his name…Rivera? Yeah, I heard they want him to close, but I dunno if hes any good.

  • Yank Crank 20

    I think it’s refreshing how guys like Melancon and Sanchez are developing and ready to come up next year. The less the Yankees have to explore the $5 million a year middle reliever market the better.

  • Old Ranger

    Melancon and Sanchez should complement each other very well. Both are good, but very different, just think next year (crossed fingers);
    12+ guys to choose from. One would think we should have a very good rounded BP next year…plus more on the way for 2009. Now, if we can get the defence (athletes) and CC we should be ok.

    • jsbrendog

      not only that but with that depth you can avoid tiring guys out by moving em around and shuffling the pen every once in awhile

  • jsbrendog

    who else came in the sheffield trade?

    • radnom

      Whelan and Claggett. Two minor league relievers. Sanchez was the prize of the deal though, and was considered a starter at the time.

      • Old Ranger

        Claggett is getting a good look also, he maybe one of those guys that is good for another team (NL) but can’t beat out some of the guys we have. I have not seen Whelan pitch yet so, no comment on him.

        • jsbrendog

          thank you guys

  • Mike Pop

    I wanna see him pitch so badd