Open Thread: Pics from Tampa

Yanks acquire minor league catcher
Scout's take on Pena, Nunez

CC on the mound

I know it’s not the best picture in the world, but Andy from Sunny Daytona sent along this shot of CC Sabathia on the mound in his minor league game this afternoon. He also sent along these shots of the infield, the umpires chatting it up at home plate, and young Jose Mojica taking a lead off first. The season can’t come soon enough.

Anyway, use this as your open thread for the night. The Devils, Rangers and Nets are all in action tonight, plus Team USA is taking on Japan in the WBC semifinals. Anything goes here, just be cool.

Yanks acquire minor league catcher
Scout's take on Pena, Nunez
  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    Hey everyone, drafted another fantasy team today-have at it, let me know what you think!

    C Brian McCann
    1B José López
    2B Alexei Ramírez
    3B Chipper Jones
    SS Stephen Drew
    OF Ryan Ludwick
    OF Jay Bruce
    OF Adam Jones
    BN Jorge Posada
    UTIL Nick Swisher
    UTIL Rick Ankiel
    UTIL Felipe López
    BN Mike Cameron
    BN Ian Stewart

    SP Tim Lincecum
    SP David Price
    RP Joe Nathan
    RP Joey Devine
    P Adam Wainwright
    P Ricky Nolasco
    P Gil Meche
    BN Phil Coke
    BN Aaron Cook

    • A.D.

      Probably can look to trade one those catchers, and when Alexi gets SS eligibility(if he doesn’t already) his value will go up.

      How many teams/whats the scoring?

      • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

        12 teams, head to head.

        I want to keep both catchers for the moment in case either McCann regresses or Posada get hurts again.

        • http://www.styleforum.net Jeremy Brown

          i’m not sure about price adjusting so quickly.

          • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

            Probably not, but I’m willing to take the risk, especially with Lincecum.

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

      You need a first baseman.

      • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

        Yeah, eventually.

        • andrew

          However, Jose Lopez is very underrated and he has 2B eligibility… nice trade bait

    • Thomas

      Assuming a standard 5×5, it looks weak at first, OF, and SP. Also you may be weak in saves, if Devine doesn’t close over Ziegler.

      • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

        weak in saves, even with Nathan?

        1B wis a loaded position so I’m not entirely worried about that. May try to trade for better OF.

        • Thomas

          For saves it really matters how many save opps Devine gets. You’ll probably be able to find someone else on waivers during the season if needed or possibly now like Lyons or Motte.

          Also, never mind about the weak SP, the more I look at it the more I like it.

          • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

            Oh I know my SP is good…

            • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

              Very good pick on Nolasco. He’s solid.

              • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

                Yeah, that’s what I heard. BP is amazing.

                • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

                  After the All-Star break, Nolasco posted a 3.12 ERA in 109.2 innings while striking out 113 and walking only 13.

                • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

                  Which kind of amuses me because I took him in about the 10th round.

  • A.D.

    Watching USC the past couple weeks it makes sense why they gave Lil’ Romeo a scholarship to make sure to get DeRozan

  • A.D.

    Is there any word if De Leon or Urena come stateside this year?

  • Yankeegirl49

    The presale code for tomorrow is going for $40 on Ebay.

    • Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

      Creative. But whatever tix the Yanks have will still sell out in the first few minutes, so it doesn’t guarantee you much.

    • http://www.bronxbaseballdaily.com Bronx Baseball Daily

      That’s awesome. I might break down and go bid.

  • Yankeegirl49

    Actually it’s Tues, not tomorrow.

    • pat

      Thats a great freaking idea.

      • Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

        I know, I should have sold mine.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    So how about Syracuse today?!

    SWEET 16 BABY!

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

      Six. Fucking. Overtimes. I called my two friends at ‘Cuse after the game and told them I hate them and their school.

      And damn it, Marquette! I had them winning vs. Mizzou.

      • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

        Mizzou is in my final four. My brackets are totally busted but my final four is intact.

        • http://thechuckknoblog.blogspot.com TheChuckKnoblog

          Same with me. If I can keep the final four intact then I still have a chance!

    • Thomas

      If only they could look as good as UConn while doing it.

      • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

        Win is a win as a win.

      • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

        That’s hard to do, Thomas.

        Unless, of course, it’s the UConn Women’s team. Speaking of which, I had to run to the Co-Op today and like…85% of the people walking into Gampel were elderly. Older people LOVE women’s basketball.

        • Thomas

          I was at the game. They were frickin’ amazing. We move up to the second row with like 10 minutes left, it was like switching from regular TV to HD.

  • Rich

    The Rangers take an early 1-0 lead on a goal by Dubinsky, who hadn’t score in like forever. Maybe he can get on a little streak.

  • Elle

    I dragged my husband to Tampa last weekend for Spring Training and he took these pictures. Speaking of pics from Tampa.

    http://www.associatedcontent.com/slideshow/14009/new_york_yankees_spring_training_2009.html

    Enjoy!

  • Yankeegirl49

    Here I am ready to relax and watch the WBC and ESPN ruins my night by having Morgan & Miller on.

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

      And Steve Phillips.

      Wow, great pitch Dice-K.

    • Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

      I know I’m in the minority, but I love Morgan and Miller. I know Morgan says some things that drive you nuts and I find myself shaking my head from time to time, but nobody is better at putting you in the game and explaining situational Baseball. No announcer is perfect, and he has glaring strengths and glaring weaknesses. Like most of the rest of us.

      And Jon Miller (as the old saying goes) I could listen to him read the phone book. They seem to have a good time together and don’t intrude on the game too much, which is generally my biggest complaint about announcers like McCarver/Gary Cohen. Both of whom I can’t listen to.

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

    Brian Roberts just said “Oh PEACE, Dice-K!”

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    I’d love to watch this game in Spanish, but apparently my SAP button isn’t working correctly.

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

      Two words: Mute. Button.

      • Thomas

        It also fun to add in your own commentating when the game is on mute, particularly when they show the announcers.

  • mko

    Mark DeRosa can’t remember starting any games at 1B?
    How about one in 2006 and five in 2007? LOL!

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

    Why didn’t Johnson just start Dunn (127 games) at first and put DeRosa (125 games) in the outfield…?

    • A.D.

      I’m going to assume that DeRosa is the better defensive 1B, since Dunn is pretty bad.

      • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

        UZR/150 @ 1B:

        DeRosa: -21.4
        Dunn: -11.3

        UZR/150 @ OF:
        DeRosa: 14.4
        Dunn: -12.6

        • A.D.

          68 innings isn’t enough of a sample size for UZR, given that at the other 3 infield positions hes at -5 to -6 thats probably what he’d do at first.

          • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

            Even so, Dunn has more experience there and DeRosa’s much better in the OF. Why not just switch ’em?

        • Thomas

          What the hell is UZR? The only way to tell defense is by using your eyes! jk

          • Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

            It stand for “Uncle Zack’s Rating”.

            Uncle Zack knows a gritty, gutty ballplayer when he sees one.

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

      Scratch that–DeRosa’s got a ton of OF experience. Good job, Johnson…

  • Steve H

    10 team, head to head league. 18 categories, 10 are offensive, so I loaded up on hitters. Jorge was there in the 20th round, Matsui in the 23rd, so it was worth the risk on them coming back from injuries. Looking for a few young guys to break out, and hoping A-Rod comes back strong (16th pick overall). Hated taking Holliday, but it was 3rd round.

    C-Posada
    1b-Sandoval
    2b-Uggla
    3b-Cabrera
    SS-Hardy
    CI-Dunn
    MI-Aviles
    OF-Holliday
    OF-Markakis
    OF-Ichiro
    OF-Upton
    UTIL-Bradley
    BN-A-Rod
    BN-Bruce
    BN-Wieters
    BN-Milledge
    BN-H. Matsui

    SP-Bedard
    SP-Unit
    RP-Wood
    RP-M. Gonzalez
    P-Devine
    P-Lilly

    • A.D.

      Damn nice set of bats, even with the focus on hitting stats, probably need to trade some of the offense for some pitching

      • Steve H

        I don’t think I’d trade for starters, there’s still a ton of good starters on waivers. And I never pay for saves, there’s so many guys that lose their jobs thru performance or injury that it’s too risky for me. Won my league last year with Sherril/Ziegler/Wood as closers. Wood was the only one I drafted, and it was last 2 or 3 rounds.

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

      I like it.

    • Thomas

      Team looks very good, which especially if that is BJ Upton and I assume Miguel Cabrera. You could probably use a new pitcher, even if it is off of waivers.

      • Steve H

        Damn, Justin Upton. Hoping for a huge breakout from him though. He’ll be better than BJ soon, hopefully this year.

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

      Not so sure about your pitching, but the bats look good

      • Steve H

        Igawa’s still on waivers! I won this league last year, same settings/cats, and I ended the year with only 1 starter that I’d drafted, and 2 relievers(last 2 rounds). The extra 2 hitting categories really swing the weights. If my whip hurts, I can easily get a Lowe or Slowey off waivers. I went high K guys with my starters with K’s and K/BB as categories, but I’m sure I’ll be picking up and waiving starters all year, riding hot streaks without worrying about cutting a high draft pick.

  • http://evilempire20.com Ryan S.

    The RABAL draft was the strangest I’ve ever been in. The first 7 rounds were NOT snaked, which really sucked, and then after that it started snaking the order for no apparent reason. I ended up with the 14th pick (so my 2nd was #34, my 3rd was #54, etc). Considering how weird it was, and that it was 20 teams deep, I think I did all right. But who knows and really, who cares?

    C – Brian McCann
    1B – Carlos Delgado
    2B – Dan Uggla
    3B – Aubrey Huff
    SS – Michael Young
    OF – Curtis Granderson
    OF – Mike Cameron
    OF – Carlos Gomez
    UTIL – Denard Span
    Bench – Kosuke Fukudome
    Bench – Clint Barmes
    Bench – Matt LaPorta
    Bench – Emmanuel Burris
    Bench – Erick Hinske

    SP – CC Sabathia
    SP – Chien-Ming Wang
    P – Fausto Carmona
    P – Gavin Floyd
    P – Jamie Moyer
    RP – Kevin Gregg
    RP – J.P. Howell
    Bench – Rick Porcello

    Besides getting CC as my first pick, I didn’t focus on pitchers until the 2nd half of the draft really. I plan on picking up upstart relievers when they sprout up in the beginning of the year anyway. LaPorta and Porcello are my fliers, and I did my best to get hitters that would give me at least 10+ steals.

    • Thomas

      Yeah that is what was going to happen for the regular RAB league, so it got postponed. The lack of snaking wouldn’t have hurt me (pick 3), but it definitely would have been unfair.

      • http://evilempire20.com Ryan S.

        We were thinking about postponing it but said “meh, screw it”. It snakes by the 7th round which is really weird. ESPN = idiots.

    • Steve H

      Looks good to me for 20 teams. Hope the sinkerballers Wang and Carmona come back strong.

      • http://evilempire20.com Ryan S.

        Yeah, I’ve got a good amount riding on Wang, he’s the 2nd overall pitcher I drafted. I’m counting on him to get a lot of wins and improve his K rate.

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

      LaPorta could ge huge a la longoria…or a total bust like bailey.

      • Thomas

        I think LaPorta will be good though he won’t come up as early as Longoria. Bailey’s busting has to do with a sudden lack of velocity and the fact he has no idea how to pitch, I don’t see a hitting equivalent (sudden loss of power) being a problem for LaPorta.

    • andrew

      Here’s my RABAL squad.

      C – Chris Snyder
      1B – Youkilis
      2B – Kaz Matsui
      SS – Hanley
      3B – Mora
      OF – Beltran
      OF – Quentin
      OF – Dukes
      Util – Casey Blake
      BN – Skip Schumacher
      BN – David Murphy
      BN – Matt Diaz
      BN – Wladimir Balentien

      SP Chad Billingsley
      SP Scott Kazmir
      P Ervin Santana
      P Ryan Dempster
      P Paul Maholm
      RP Brian Wilson
      RP Matt Lindstrom
      Bench Todd Wellemeyer
      Bench Sean Marshall

      My SP may be a bit stronger than necessary for a 20 team league considering I’d like that top 4 in a 12 team league. I had never done a league that big before and I overestimated how late there would be quality hitters available (see Snyder, Matsui), I especially struggled once the draft went to snake because I had the #1 overall and had to wait 40 picks until my next selections… I still think I’ll be solid though and am looking forward to a heated RABAL competition

  • Joey

    Joe Morgan on Rollins steal: “He got a good jump, but he picked up speed as he went along”

  • Yankeegirl49

    How does he still have a job?

    • Steve H

      Right off the bat I would say it’s because he’s a HOF, but that didn’t help Emmitt. There really is no logical explanation, unless he has compromising photos of the powers that be.

      • Joey

        I fealz stupider lystenenyng to hem

        • Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

          Why do you let them bother you so much? Are they really any worse than 90% of Baseball announcers?

  • Drew

    Robbie Cano would’ve eatin those balls up.

  • Matt B

    Watching the WBC game and when they were showing the guy from Japan it looked like CC was sitting in front of him. Had a Yankee hat on and looked real big. haha if anyone else is watching the game let me know what you think.

    • Rafael

      i waw thinking the same thing

  • Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

    Damn, Roy Oswalt obviously hates America.

    • Drew

      Agreed.

      • Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

        Thank you. You’re a great American.

        • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

          Wow. You’re a great American. This nation owes you a huge debt. Now shut the fuck up and let me do my job!

          • Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

            This nation owes everybody a huge debt lately.

            • Joey

              mainly China…

              • Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

                That’s the trouble with Chinese money. After you borrow some, 10 minutes later you’re hungry for more.

              • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

                instantrimshot.com

                • Mike Pop

                  heh.

    • Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

      Roy Oswalt should be deported. Or chased by an angry mob.

      • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

        Roy Oswalt should be deported. Or chased by an angry mob.

        Fixed

        • Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

          . . . . . . .

        • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

          Roy Oswalt should be deported . Or chased by an angry mob.

          Fixed my fix

          Fixed

          • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

            DAMN YOU HTML!!!!!!!!!!!!

            I was trying to strike through “or chased” to leave “Roy Oswalt should be deported by an angry mob.”

            Mike R. : Fail at Life

            http://www.sadtrombone.com/

            • Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

              Hahahahahahaha!

              You know, that was funnier than anything you would have written correctly the first time.

              You win.

            • Drew

              Keep working at it. Perseverance is a virtue.

  • Eirias

    That was a shot at Oswalt.

    • Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

      He should be shot by a firing squad. Isn’t that the punishment for Treason?

  • pat

    Oh my fricking lord pitching in RTTH is so effing frustrating.

    • Eirias

      I know. Even in spring training, pitching is evil. On my pitcher’s bad days it is sometimes a better strategy to pitch down the middle and let his “D” control take over. It is like throwing a 95 mph knuckleball.

      • pat

        Does it get easier when you’re pitching in Trenton or whatever minor league team yo go to? The pro’s are fouling everything off and getting all these dink and dunk hits, drivin me crazy.

        • Eirias

          Well, I’m still in Spring Training in ’09, but it did get easier in ’08.

          • Chip

            They get those stupid little dink hits because your H/9 is so low. You’ll dominate the minors

            • pat

              Ahh ok thanks I was wondering why it was so hard. This game is pretty sweet.

        • Joey

          easier pitching to hitters yeah, but then again your defense thats behind you is horrible, so it balances out. Plus when you’re down in Trenton your stuff isn’t that great either which is why you’re there to begin with.

          • pat

            Posada’s defense blows too. I can’t even throw the curve because he refuses to catch it.

  • John

    Ichiro has stunk in the WBC.

    • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

      Japanese players never pan out.

      Ichiro:Bust

    • Eirias

      Compared to… dare I say it? Jeter?

      • http://www.YouTube.com/kevyyankees Kevin G.

        That’s a shot at Jeter.

  • Drew

    That was outside WTF

    • Drew

      Umpires in midseason form. Jackasses.

      • Chip

        I just love the replays of Dice-K’s strikeouts with the strike zone showing. He got like 3 called strikeouts at least 2 ball-widths out of the zone

  • Brasilian Yankee

    D. Wright got robbed!

    • Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

      So when is Brazil going to field a team in this WBC?

      BTW-What the weather like down there? It was like 48 today in New York City.

  • http://ibbw.wordpress.com Jamie

    Eastbound and Down Season Finale tonight!!! Who will be watching Kenny Powers get his arm back??

  • Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

    give me that filet-o-fish, give me that fish!

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

      AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!

      • Steve H

        What if it were you hanging up on that wall?

        • Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

          you wouldn’t be laughing at aaaaaalllllllll

    • andrew

      Probably the least enjoyably part of the last 4 days of tourney games! That commercial, and the Taco Bell pregnant woman nacho commercials… got old realllll fast, especially when you sit in front of the TV for 10 hours straight

  • Steve H

    http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/9368910/Yanks-should-be-fine-when-Jeter-vacates-shortstop?CMP=OTC-K9B140813162&ATT=49

    Interesting new article from Rosenthal. I get excited about the first part, scouts buzzing about Pena and Nunez.

    Then, I realize that scouts can often be idiots, hence the B-Jobber who hasn’t paid any attention to Joba as a starter.

    • Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

      “Will they hit?

      “Their offense will not keep them from playing — they have at least survivor skills with the bat,” the scout says. “I enjoy watching them. They’re exciting players. They bring a lot of energy.”

      Right, I don’t doubt Pena will be a nice backup for somebody, maybe even the Yanks. But to START on the Yanks, you need to be above league average with the bat, especially up the middle. Cash knows carrying good bats up the middle gives him flexibility elsewhere.

      My guess is the 2011 SS will be JJ Hardy. He’s an arb guy with 4 years service, so the timing works out pretty well. Jeter plays another 2 years at SS and then moves to LF. That also means we don’t sign Holliday this off season.

      • Mike Pop

        Isn’t Stephen Drew a FA the same season barring an extension? Which he won’t sign because of Scotty B.

        • Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

          His contract is up after THIS year. That means that if the D-Backs fall out of it, they might deal him at the deadline, and/or Jeter would have to move off SS next year, which I dont think will happen.

          He’s a real good player, but I think the timing doesn’t work.

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

            That’s the deal he signed when he was drafted. He won’t be a free agent until after the 2012 season because he doesn’t have enough service time.

            • Mike Pop

              Heh, disregard my comment below. Thought so, just didn’t seem right to me.

            • Drew

              I hate that rule.

            • Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

              Gotcha. Even with that being the case, I think the timing still doesn’t work. The Yanks will want to move Jeter off SS sometime around when his deal is up, which is after next year. That’s the perfect time to deal with it, and where he plays gets factored into the contract negotiations. So I think they’d be looking to deal with this next year at the earliest, or after 2010. Which is when Hardy becomes a FA.

              BTW-Hardy isn’t a Boras guy, so its possible the Brewers lock him up.

          • Mike Pop

            Wow, I had no idea his was up this soon. MLBTR does not have him as a FA. Put JEter in left, there is the successor.

            • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

              Stephen Drew? Really? No plate discipline and a -12.3 UZR/150 for his career? Eh…

    • A.D.

      The reasoning is just terrible, he’s been a starter his entire career

    • Drew

      I gave credence to the article until I scrolled down to Joba. Did that guy watch last year? Joba didn’t have to throttle back at all.

      • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

        One scout says … the pitcher’s spotty performance in the Grapefruit League offers further evidence that he should be a reliever and not a starter.

        In my heart of hearts, I think he’s a bullpen guy, a closer.

        In my heart of hearts, I think you’re a fucking idiot.

        • Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

          “In my heart of hearts, I think he’s a bullpen guy”

          This is “evidence”?

          • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

            Yep. It is. And it certainly outweighs the 11/1 K/BB Joba’s posted so far in 10.1 innings.

            • Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

              You read PAs questions for Joba?

              One of his favorite shows is “MAN vs FOOD”. I thought that was hilarious, and might explain why he was 290 pounds in college.

        • Steve H

          BTW Jamal, loved the post on Klaw’s facebook the other night. I’m sure you had some people googling the legend of Melvin Crousset.

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  • Drew

    Story telling rather than calling the game. This must be the WBC.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    So this game just got exciting.

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

    U!!! S!!! A!!!

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

      you’d think by now we’d come up with something more creative…

      • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

        Like…America! FUCK YEAH!

        Though I don’t think that’s a very family friendly chant…

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

    Wow, they have Darvish up in the pen.

  • Drew

    WTF davey johnson

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

      Please don’t tell me you think he should have used Victorino there instead of Longoria.

      • Drew

        Absolutely, Victorino makes a living out of putting the ball in play. I understand Longoria is the power guy but its the 8th inning and Longoria is hitting 0 in the WBC, he just flew across the country. Besides the fact it was righty on righty.

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

          These guys make cross country flights and play the next day all the time.

          Victorino vs RHP: .298-.355-.407
          Longoria vs RHP: .284-.350-.540

          Those two split fingers were just disgusting. It’s a minor miracle that he managed to hold up on the first one.

          • Drew

            Good splits, but still Victorino is hitting well in the WBC. Obviously it’s monday morning quarterbacking but I think Victorino would of given us a fly ball or at least contact.
            BTW that guy had sick movement on all his pitches!

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

      Yeah, WTF. Jimmy Rollins should be playing SS, not Jeter.

      • Drew

        Agreed, unfortunately. With that in mind I think our best lineup leaves Jetes on the bench. :(
        Roberts 2nd
        Granderson center
        Rollins ss
        Wright 3rd
        Dunn dh
        Braun Left
        Mccann C
        Derosa 1st, wtf dont we have a first baseman
        Victorino right

        • andrew

          I’d try to get Rollins/Wright as many at bats as I could and take Granderson down to the 9 hole. Other than that, I’m with you.

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

    C’mon Jetes.

  • http://ibbw.wordpress.com Jamie

    Why isn’t Rollins playing short again?

  • Eirias

    Oh Jeter.

  • Eirias

    So, it looks like tomorrow’s game will be Dokdo vs Takeshima.

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

    Sheesh, Ichiro hit that one off his shoe strings.

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

    WTF was that Adam Dunn?

  • Brasilian Yankee

    Wouldn’t team USA be better off with Rollins playing SS and Longoria DHing??

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

      They’d be better with Rollins at SS, Longoria at 3B and Wright DH’ing.

      • Drew

        You want to leave Dunn out in the field or on the bench?

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

          Bench.

          • Drew

            Longoria probably should’ve made the original roster anyway..

    • Drew

      Longoria or Dunn yes.

  • Brasilian Yankee

    How do you think Jeter will do this season? Another down year or a bounce back campain?

    • http://deleted RollingWave

      assuming better health, I’d expect a minor bounce back with the bat and I pray that he won’t “revert to form” on his defense ( he was actually decent last year)

  • Drew

    I wouldn’t be surprised if they let Darvish pitch tomorrow too. Provided he doesn’t reach 30 pitches tonight.

  • Drew

    USA=BUST

  • Brasilian Yankee

    Darvish is nasty.

  • Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

    Adam Dunn hates America.

    • andrew

      and baseball!!!111!!!

      – JP Ricciardi

  • andrew

    anyone else hate the new show? i mean all the graphics things are cool. but jesus h christ they changed up the physics completely. and the comp always seems to come back.

    it makes me wanna throw the controller through the wall.

    • andrew©®™

      ahhh!! andrew!
      i was andrew first!!