Bronx Banter Breakdown on the Yanks’ pitching

Horne to miss 2010 with rotation cuff tear
Aceves's ailing back opens the door for Logan

Last week, Alex Belth of Bronx Banter fame asked me to join him and Cliff Corcoran on his SportsNet NY web-only video series Bronx Banter Breakdown. In the first installment of three, we discussed the Yankee pitching staff and what the team has to do on the mound to repeat. You can watch the video here on or embedded below.

Horne to miss 2010 with rotation cuff tear
Aceves's ailing back opens the door for Logan
  • Mike Axisa

    Phase 1: YES
    Phase 2: SNY
    Phase 3: ?
    Phase 4: Profit!

    • Tseng

      Phase 3= ESPN?

      In terms of speaking, you did pretty well. Must be that lawyer training. Moot court or mock trial at all?

      • Mike Axisa

        In terms of speaking, you Ben did pretty well.


        • Tseng

          Oops. Totally didn’t notice that it was you posting that and not Ben.

      • andrew

        Agreed though. Definitely impressed by the speaking, and lack of fillers. Great job.

  • Nostra-Artist

    Why was Ben always being asked to be Mr Negative? Was it supposed to a point-counterpoint thing?

    • Nostra-Artist

      To clarify, it seemed like Cliff got all the “what do you like” questions and Ben got all the “what worries you” questions.

  • iYankees

    Ben killed it. Nice work, man.

  • Nostra-Artist

    If anyone is wondering, after spending so much time in the SNY studio, Ben ran home and immediately showered to get all that icky Mets-iness off of him.

    • Rey22

      Reports indicate Ben is expected to go on the 15 day DL, as he sprained his ankle running home to get rid of the Mets-iness.

      It’s a curse folks.

      • bexarama

        laughing so hard at these two comments

      • JMK the Overshare’s Mystique and Aura

        Instead of gaining value with solid, thorough answers, next time they’ll simply ask him yes or no questions.

  • Feiter

    very nice ben way to rock it, so when do you guys get the call from espn to be on baseball tonight?

  • Cecala

    Good job, between this and your appearances from SAS, you have been getting a lot of media time lately. This will definitely help the website with all this recent promotion. Great Job, keep it up and don’t let the fame go to your head like all the ESPNers…

  • baseballnation

    Somewhere, in a land far far away from here (Toronto to be exact,) Drake is penning his next hit dedicated to the level of awesomeness Ben has right now!

  • JMK the Overshare’s Mystique and Aura

    Nice job, Ben. I’m a bit surprised no one mentioned the depth (or lack thereof) of the rotation. It could have been Mitre, Gaudin, Joba. Now it’s…Mitre.

    • Bo

      Nova, Aceves, McAll all chopped liver?

      • pete

        At this point, yeah pretty much.

        Ace has got a bad back and JoeG luuuurrrves him in the bullpen and Nova is pretty much Michael Bowden with a better tan.

        McAllister will be interesting to watch – he’s my darkhorse candidate to take Hughes’s spot in the rotation down the stretch when he reaches around 160 innings (Hughes will then go to the pen, methinks) – but if he doesn’t develop a quality out pitch then I dunno if I’d call him much better than “chopped liver” in the rotation.

        Speaking of ZacMac, Mike do you think that Justin Masterson would be a good comp? Tall, great pitcher’s body, solid moving FB, good command, not much else?

        • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

          I love how Bo is singing the praises of Nova, McAllister, and Aceves here, while saying that “you can’t fall in love with pitching prospects” here.

          Keep fighting the bad fight, SBGL.