Positive news on Bruney, Posada

The decline and fall of David Ortiz
Game 36: Playing the hot hands

The Yankees are rolling right now, and they’re doing so without two of their most integral pieces. Both Jorge Posada and Brian Bruney are rehabbing from injuries, and Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com provides us with some updates. Bruney threw a bullpen Friday, and it looks like he’ll be ready to rejoin the team during the homestand. The Yanks don’t know exactly what he’ll do next, but it will likely involve some live action, either a simulated game or a minor league rehab appearance. If he’s going to join the team this week, it sounds like it’ll be one appearance before activation. I’d bet on Edwar Ramirez getting the boot when the time comes.

Posada claims he’s 85 percent, which is probably just an arbitrary figure he concocted. The hammy is still bothering him a bit, but there’s not much more in terms of an update. He’s continuing his rehab, while it doesn’t sound like Jose Molina has done much more than rest since straining his quad on May 8. Getting Posada back is obviously more important for the Yanks. It’s nice to hear good news, but he’s still probably three weeks away.

The decline and fall of David Ortiz
Game 36: Playing the hot hands
  • GG

    Whats the deal with Marte?

  • Stormrider6

    I’m checking the Yankees’ radar right now…

    …nope, no sign of Cody Ransom anywhere.

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      The Yankees said he will come back when he can clear a 70″ box.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      …nope, no sign of Cody Ransom anywhere.

      Who?

      • Andy In Sunny Daytona

        Wasn’t he the youtube sensation that want the world to leave Britney alone?

  • Zack

    85% – but 3 weeks away? Probably more like 70% then

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    Posada claims he’s 85 percent, which is probably just an arbitrary figure he concocted.

    No, it’s probably scientifically accurate. Posada takes daily piss-tests to measure precisely how healthy his body is.

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    Jose Molina has been icing his leg daily. Unfortunately, it is cake icing.

    • Mike Pop

      Look at you, being all funny and all.

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

    I’d bet on Edwar Ramirez getting the boot when the time comes.

    Outside of last Saturday’s extended outing in Baltimore (3.1 IP; 3 ER), Edwar Ramirez has not given up a run since April 25th versus the Red Sox (6 GP; 5.2 IP).

    I’d bet on Brett Tomko leaving town.

    • Tank the Frank (formerly just “Frank”)

      That’s what I was thinking. No reason for both Tomko and Aceves. Aceves has looked good coming out of the pen.

  • Mike Pop

    Edwar would go to Scranton or is he out of options?

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

      I think he has two, or one at the very least.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        This is his last option year.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    I’d bet on Edwar Ramirez getting the boot when the time comes.

    Sounds right. It won’t be Coke or Aceves, they’ve pitched well, and we wouldn’t just dump Tomko right after bringing him up. That leaves either Edwar or Albie… here’s their May lines:

    Edwar: 6 appearances, 35 batters faced, 8 innings pitched, 6 hits, 5 walks, 8 strikeouts, 2 homers, .728 OPS allowed, 3.38 ERA, 60%/40% strike/ball ratio, 7 inherited runners/2 scored (29%).

    Albie: 7 appearances, 30 batters faced, 7 innings pitched, 5 hits, 4 walks, 4 strikeouts, 0 homers, .583 OPS allowed, 0.00 ERA, 61%/39% strike/ball ratio, 1 inherited runner/1 scored (100%).

    ——————-

    For S’s and G’s,

    Veras: 6 appearances, 24 batters faced, 4.2 innings pitched, 6 hits, 4 walks, 3 strikeouts, 1 homer, .908 OPS allowed, 9.64 ERA, 57%/43% strike/ball ratio, 2 inherited runners/0 scored (0%).

    However, if you take out his first two disastrous May outings against the Angels, you’re looking at this:

    Veras: 4 appearances, 14 batters faced, 3.1 innings pitched, 3 hits, 1 walk, 3 strikeouts, 1 homer, .516 OPS allowed, 2.70 ERA, 64%/36% strike/ball ratio, 2 inherited runners/0 scored (0%).

    What a difference two days makes.

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

      … and we wouldn’t just dump Tomko right after bringing him up.</cite

      While I agree that’s a valid point, I think it pales in comparison to the fact that not only is Edwar Ramirez a better pitcher than Brett Tomko, but the former showed you the ability last week to perform as a pseudo long-man, which is the only tangible advantage you assumed Tomko gave you over Ramirez.

      Edwar’s obviously much higher in the pecking order than Tomko based on when and how the two are used, so I can’t see the former getting the boot.

  • Tripp

    Does Edwar have options? Or would they have to cut him?

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Edwar, Albie, Aceves, and Coke have options and can be sent down.

      Veras is out of options and Tomko is a vet with more than 5 years of service. They’d need to be DFA’d.

  • Mike

    Personally, i hope the yankees send edwar out. I have been saying it for months that he is not that good. Also, i told you all that by mid-may he would be pitching to a five era. Once cashman sends him down, activates bruney the bullpen will be in much beter shape. When that does happen, i think we should officially consider that addition by subtraction.

  • Mr. Rodriguez

    When is Mauer gonna hit free agency?

    • Mr. Rodriguez

      Sry. wrong thread :(

  • http://theenlighteneddespot.com NC Saint

    Brian Bruney is one of the Yankees “most integral” pieces? Seriously?