Aug
01

Hairston arrives, Shelley send down

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T-Kep has the news. I assume Xavier Nady was moved to the 60-day DL to free up a 40-man spot. For the sake of completeness, Chien-Ming Wang was 60-day DL’d yesterday to make room for Shelley. Our Depth Chart has been updated to reflect all of the recent activity.

So, Cody Ransom has to go when Brett Gardner comes off the DL, right? Right?!?

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  • Drew

    Thems the breaks Shelley.

  • Manimal

    Hes playing left field today, giving Damon a well deserved day off(Collision into the wall yesturday probably shook him up a bit)

    Ransom at first and Tex DH :| Why is Ransom still playing baseball…

    • Dela G

      because he has a 30″+ vertical

      i have a 27″ vert, but i am not on the yanks :(

    • jsbrendog

      but why wouldnt swisher/hinske play 1st and the other play rf so they keepransom out? his bat is the weakest

      • Manimal

        I guess Girardi doesnt want Hinske batting vs lefties.

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

        John Danks is a lefty, and Ransom as a righty hits lefties better than Hinske does.

  • RichYF

    I’m just going to guess that Shelley went down because he has an option and Ransom’s days are numbered. If he’s not DFA’d when Grit comes back, then that is a serious lapse in judgment on management’s fault.

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    Shelley mad. Shelley break. Shelley smash bat. Shelley eyes leak. Shelley sad.

  • Manimal

    I thought I heard Kevin Cash is done for the season? Couldnt we put him on the 60 day DL?

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

      Didn’t he get injured in the minors, and thus, isn’t eligible to be 60-day DL’d?

      • Zach

        cant just release him?

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

          Oh, we can, and probably will if we need to.

          Don’t need to yet.

  • Ransom

    Why exactly am I still on this team? The Yankees do realize they can just put Swisher at first and Hinske in right. Also, do they realize that Hinske has a lot of experience at first base and third base? They could put Hinske at first instead of me too. And when Arod needs those weekly rest days, just stick Hinske at third, (if for some reason Hairston needs to man the outfield and Hinske can’t do it) NOT ME!

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

      Because you bat righthanded and Hinske bats lefthanded.

      Relax, you’ll be gone by the end of the month.

    • Neil

      You have those photos of Girardi in a compromised situation! Why would they screw with Duncan so bad? I’m supposed to believe Duncan with four at bats couldn’t do more than Ransom did today? I heard today that Paul Byrd is still a free agent. I know he’s not an ace but isn’t he basically Sergio Mitre with a little more guile and experience? Worth a try.

  • Billy

    does shelley have any options left?

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

      I think this is his last option year?

    • Manimal

      yep. And ransom does not. I believe there is a certain amount of days you need to stay in the majors for it to count as a option anyways… Not totally sure though.

    • Dela G

      no he has no more options left, at least thats what mike kay said on thurs

  • stuart

    shelly has options.. I assume Danks is real good against lefties on the Hinske front…

  • AMS223

    Shelley Duncan off of Danks: 1-1 with a HR and 2rbis and a BB

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

      Just a bit of a small sample size.

    • Rich James

      shhhhh don’t tell Girardi..

    • Dela G

      i guess i shouldnt hire you to do any sampling….. ;)

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

    I hope Hairston took #21.

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

      sadist

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

        Maybe he can take #29. I can’t remember another number used for 4 different players in one year.

        Frankie Cervelli, Anthony Claggett, and Juan Miranda are the other three. (I wonder who of those three gets what number when they all come back up in September.)

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

          Didn’t a bunch of guys wear number 39 a few years ago?

          Yeah, I looked it up. Four guys in 2005: Andy Phillips, Chacon, Kevin Reese & Melky.

          http://tinyurl.com/n56wvk

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

            Nice. I forgot about Melky rocking the number that will eventually be retired for Mark Melancon.

            (Yeah, I said it.)

  • cvatp

    Cash can’t go to the 60 Day DL because he wasn’t injured in a major league game. It is similar to Ian Kennedy’s situation. He is also not eligible for the 60 Day. Neither is Christian Garcia who just had surgery this past week and is done until next spring. Kind of sucks to have 3 players on the 40 man who can’t even suit up in the minors right now.

    The Hairston pick up does very little if anything. Horrible move. Cody Ransom fills his role very well. His BA is down, but that’s expected of someone playing only twice a week who missed a month and a half on the DL and is likely still not healthy. Still, Ransom can play 6 positions if you need him to, he has great speed so he can pinch run, and he hit 17 HRs (led AAA Scranton) last season, even with his 2 months in NY. He was our only AAA All Star. Give the guy a break. His BA fits right in with the line up that features only two guys (Jeter, Cano) hitting over .300.

    I think Hinske and Swisher are poor defenders who are both hitting below .250, and one of them should go, if Hairston is still around in two weeks when Gardy is back. Not to mention we still have good old Jose Molina, if you really want to talk about wastes of space.

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

      Meh, Hairston plays better defense than Ransom across the board, and whomever is sitting amongst the Hinske/Swisher/Damon/Matsui grouping on any given day is a better pinch hitter than either of them.

      I like Hairston over Ransom pretty easily.

      I think Hinske and Swisher are poor defenders who are both hitting below .250, and one of them should go, if Hairston is still around in two weeks when Gardy is back. Not to mention we still have good old Jose Molina, if you really want to talk about wastes of space.

      All of that is batshit insane.

      • cvatp

        Swisher is a horrible outfielder, he’s leading the league in errors among outfielders. And everyone knows Cervelli should be in NY over “No Hit” Molina. Cervelli is just as good defensively, can run (and run the bases too), and he actually puts the bat on the ball. Molina is making 7 figures, that’s like $100,000 for every hit he’s “amassed” this season.

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

          Cervelli: .269-.284-.346
          Molina: .255-.317-.364

          • Salty Buggah

            He’s one of those fans who only believes in AVG I think.

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

              If it was good enough to be on baseball cards in the 1940s, it’s good enough for today.

              Sincerely,
              Neanderthals

        • cvatp

          And I forgot. Classic quote from a column today in the NYT I think it was..
          “Hinske can’t throw from the beach to the ocean”

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

            Oh, a columnist in the Times agrees with that one small nitpick of yours? Well, then, why didn’t you say so in the beginning!

    • Accent Shallow

      No, I know, that’s my brother, Crazy Talk. We’re all a little worried about him.

    • http://www.myspace.com/bayside Thirty5Thirty6

      Hinske is hitting .333 since being promoted from Pittsburgh.

      • Tom Zig

        since being promoted from Pittsburgh.

        ietc

  • GG

    Today’s lineup is ridiculously weak

    • cvatp

      That’s becoming an everyday occurence when you have only two guys batting .300.

      • Zach

        Tex is a weak hitter? Arod is a weak hitter? Posada?

      • Salty Buggah

        :facepalm:

        I guess someone never heard of OBP and OPS.

        I’m beginning to think some Yanks fans can NEVER be pleased. He says that our lineup is weak everyday, yet we lead the MAJORS in runs and are the best offensive team in almost every category.

        • Zach

          you’re just BEGINNING to think that?

          • Salty Buggah

            Well, I’ve always thought that but always tried to convince myself that wasn’t the case. But I can’t ignore that anymore.

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

              I can’t believe we only won one World Series title in 1996. What a bunch of lazy, stupid bastards we were. Gene Michael and Bob Watson should have been fired.

              • Salty Buggah

                I can’t believe we’ve didn’t sweep the postseason in EVERY year we won the WS!!!!

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

        I honestly don’t know where to begin picking apart your numerous erroneous deep-seated beliefs.

      • RichYF

        On a scale from 1-10, batting average is a completely useless stat for evaluating the quality of a baseball player.

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

          (golf clap)

          • cvatp

            I’m just saying, guys aren’t getting on base and aren’t getting timely hits. Stack up our line up to those of other contenders and it doesn’t compare. That’s why we are a streaky team. Guys get hot and carry us to win 4 or 5, but without consistency we won’t go anywhere. We might win a game 10-2, then lose the next 4-6, and the stat that’s consistent in both is that we stranded another 12 guys on base. That’s been the big problem with the Yanks the past 2-3 years, and a line up of .265 hitters won’t win number 27.

            • Salty Buggah

              That happens to every team.

              So what do you think the team AVG should be on a WS team? .300?

            • Zach

              Are you fucking kidding me? just stop dude

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

    Our Depth Chart has been updated to reflect all of the recent activity.

    Shouldn’t Hinske be listed primarily as Swisher’s backup at RF rather than ARod’s backup at 3B?

    /nitpick

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

      Oh, and take away the asterisks next to Nady and Wang. You can’t be both on the 40-man and the 60-day DL. kthxbai

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

        Sure you can. In fact you have to be on the 40-man to be eligible for the 60-day DL. Once their DL time is up, they eat up a 40-man spot and someone has to be DFA’d to clear a spot.

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

          Semantics.

          Players on the 40-man roster placed on the 60-day DL are not counted against the 40-man limit, effectively making our 40-man roster a 42-man roster if we have two guys on it who are on the 60-day DL.

          That’s the whole point. You put a guy on the 60-day to “take him off the 40 man”, in a manner of speaking. The fact that he technically remains on the 40-man roster is a misnomer, because the entire phrase “40-man roster” itself is a misnomer. It’s actually a “Major League Roster limited to 40 non-injured men”. But that’s pretty unwieldy, isn’t it?

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

            You say tomato, and say Tabata.

            • Accent Shallow

              Don’t look now, he’s in AAA!

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

                I’m telling you, get on board the McCutchen-Milledge-Tabata-Gorkys-Moss Pirate Outfield Bangwagon now before all the good seats are taken.

                • Zach

                  Garret Jones and his 10hrs in july says hi

  • Accent Shallow

    I am going to be far too happy when Gardner returns and Ransom is DFAed.

    Of course, the way things are going, they’ll DFA Hairston to keep Ransom.

    • carl

      lol

  • cvatp

    That’s what they should do. Clearly Hairston isn’t a valued commodity right now, we gave up only our 5th or 6th best catcher in the organization to get him, and even playing everyday in Cincy, I don’t think his numbers look that great to me. Chances are he’s the same player (at best) when you compare him to Ransom, and he makes 5 times the salary. Guess he will fit right in if we do keep him.

    Hairston is not the savior.

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

      Nope, still not making any sense. Thanks for playing, though. Your parting gift: It’s the RiverAveBlues Home Game!

      • J Squared

        5th or 6th best catcher…so what? Only because he has playing time… i doubt he’s better than Gary Sanchez or J.R. Murphy… and they have no playing time. Hairston can field, and he’s an upgrade over anyone in the field, and an upgrade over Ransom’s bat… he also batted .300 in about 200 at bats last year… only takes a little hot streak to get someone going and looking good.

  • J Squared

    Batting Average isn’t everything, but for someone who is complaining about it… forgot who it was… you do realize Teixeira was batting worse at the all star break last year… than this year, and finished with a .358 with the Angels, guys a better second half player, so you can count on 3 guys at about .300,
    A-Rod not injured… probably .300 as well… now how many teams can you find with 4 guys who can hit .300? Not the World Champion Phillies, or the Runner Up Tampa Rays… or the Red Sox… now your complaint about AVG. was? useless? ok.

  • Tony

    Bashbashbash BA, but the lack of contact guys sure doesn’t help w/ RISP. Everything in moderation.

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

      Batting average =/= more contact. It just means more balls happened to drop in.

      • J Squared

        Yep, unless you’re batting ichiro and Pujols numbers, the ball is just falling you’re way more often… with the pitching that’s coming around, you will hear less about Batting Average with RISP, won’t need many runs if Burnett and Joba stay how they are, and Sabathia turns into his 2nd half beast.

      • Tony

        The guys that have a lot more balls drop in tend to have that happen for a reason…

  • Tom Zig

    I actually feel bad for Shelley.

    • thehairstonjoke

      Why because he doesnt get a chance? It’s ok how long you thing jerry hairston is actually going to last on the Yankees? he hit 250 in the nl central whats the chances of him hitting 218 in the Al east

  • thehairstonjoke

    Hairston is fucking pathetic. The fact that he’s getting at bats in a Yankee uniform is a joke. We need pitching and cashman gets a below average utilityman and then instead of loosing Ransom we send down Shelley? Hairston has no pop.