Open Thread: The 2010 New York Yankees

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After talk, MLB 'very happy' with A-Rod

Here’s the 25-man Opening Day roster…

Catchers
Jorge Posada
Frankie Cervelli

Infielders
Mark Teixeira
Robinson Cano
Derek Jeter
Alex Rodriguez
Nick Johnson
Ramiro Pena

Outfielders
Brett Gardner
Curtis Granderson
Nick Swisher
Randy Winn
Marcus Thames

Starting Pitchers
CC Sabathia
A.J. Burnett
Andy Pettitte
Javy Vazquez
Phil Hughes

Relievers
Mariano Rivera
Joba Chamberlain
Damaso Marte
Sergio Mitre
Al Aceves
David Robertson
Chan Ho Park

The exhibition season is over, the team is heading up to Boston, and tomorrow night the grind begins. I can’t wait.

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Here’s the open thread for the night. The Islanders already won, but the Devils, Rangers, and Nets are all in action. That Rangers’ game is another one with major playoff implications. Talk about whatever you want, but make it count, this is the last open thread of the 2009-2010 offseason.

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  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    this is the last open thread of the 2009-2010 offseason.

    EEEE!!!

    /giddy dancing

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Screw the open threads, soon the Game Day Threads will be here!!!!!

  • Brooklyn Ed

    time to start a pool of when will either Winn or Thames will be DFA?

    • Dirty Pena

      Never and June 15th.

    • OldYanksFan

      Let’s be honest….that’s kind if a shitty Outfield.

  • bexarama

    I was at the supermarket buying stuff and I saw “petite carrots” and thought it said “pettitte carrots” and was extremely confused, baseball really cannot be here soon enough

    • Tom Zig

      You imagined Pettitte’s carrot…?

    • Spaceman.Spiff

      I was at the supermarket buying stuff and I saw “petite carrots” and thought it said “pettitte carrots” and was extremely confused aroused, baseball really cannot be here soon enough

      • Spaceman.Spiff

        /fixed

        • bexarama

          heh, I see my reputation proceeds me based on these comments ;)

  • MP

    Looks solid to me. I feel very confident going into battle with this squad.

    • Dalelama

      Like everything but bench and leftfield…..

  • W.W.J.M.D.

    I can’t wait for tomorrow, I’m going to a restaurant called Foxboro. My friend is a Sox fan. so for games at Fenway we go there and then for games at YSIII we go to a place called Stevie Tomato’s since the owners are Yankee fans. I’m not sure if I should wear my WS Champs shirt or Jeter jersey with the WS Champs patch on the sleeve.

    • Tom Zig

      Depends on how much shit you’re willing to take.

      • W.W.J.M.D.

        Well I think either way I’m gonna hear it, but I guess wearing the jersey would add some more sense it’s a lot more obvious then having to read a shirt instead of just seeing b-a-u-t-full pinstripes.

        • bexarama

          Bostonians don’t read!

    • Joey

      I’m guessing you live in Naples? Went there with friends who live there (go to UCF in Orlando) and they made me go to Foxboros after their HS coconut bowl game. Next time I go I’ll definitely demand Stevie Tomato’s

      • W.W.J.M.D.

        You guessed correctly. But i actually just found out that the Stevie’s I went to closed down :(, my friend played baseball with the owners son and I guess they all moved back up north, Canada I think. I’m gonna have to find a new place for home games.

  • Yages

    My only gripe is that Mitre is on the team and Melancon isn’t.

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      Melancon will get his big league innings this year. I guarantee it.

    • Evilest Empire

      Eh. He’ll be up soon enough. Mitre is the best suited for long relief. Storing Melancon in AAA is just hedging your bet, who knows which guy ends up not getting the job done? Could just as well be a guy like Chop or Ace who gets replaced first.

    • ColoYank

      Boone Logan: over/under 25 appearances for the Yanks in ’10?

      • Jose

        I’ll take the under on that. Too many guys will end up getting on base for him to have that many chances.

        • Dirty Pena

          I’m confused. Can you explain your reasoning? (Not trying to be a dick)

          • Jose

            Career 1.692 WHIP, 80 ERA+, and 4.86 tERA will rear their ugly heads in the AL East. A lot of guys will get on base against him and a lot of guys will score. The Yankees will get rid of him before he ever reaches 25 appearances. That is my prediction.

            • Dirty Pena

              Ohh he will put too many guys on base. My bad, reading comp fail on my part. I agree with you.

              • Jose

                It’s alright, it was a writing fail.

  • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

    I’m kinda pissed Gus Johnson’s not doing this Butler/Michigan State game

  • Evilest Empire

    This team is stacked. The Big Pinstriped Machine?

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      Screw that! Cincinnati was the “Evil Red Empire”.

  • The Three Amigos

    I think its amazing that former Yankee prospects leave the Yanks and become sure fire all stars…

    Austin Jackson is going to be the ROY according to Espn and everyone remembers Arodys Viscaino went from a 3 star to a 4 star prospect according to BA in 1 months time after being traded.

    Now I know ESPN personalities are borderline reTards, but I mean come on.

    • bexarama

      Well Austin Jackson was a good player when he was on the Yankees. Likely, ROY will be someone we’ve never heard of.

      The Arodys thing was just weird, though.

      • Jose

        Meh. I’m betting I will have heard of the ROY.

        • bexarama

          fair enough. It’ll be someone unexpected, or something.

          • Jose

            I’m hoping Justin Smoak wins it so everyone will know what a Smoak-type bat is.

            • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

              I’m hoping he wins it too…but because he’s on my fantasy team

              • Jose

                Hope that works out for you. My actual prediction for the winner is Matusz, he is just so good.

                • pat

                  Tough proposition in the AL East.

      • Jimmy

        Can Casey Kelly win ROY as a SP this year and then next year as a SS?

  • http://stateofmlb.blogspot.com/ Hangoverologist

    I just started my blog. It’s linked to in my name. Here’s a link to my first post. I’d like some advice and how I can make it better. It will be noted and thanked. http://stateofmlb.blogspot.com.....-pena.html

    I can’t wait for the season to start. I also really can’t wait for us to play the Angels, as I’m going with my dad to the second game on April 14th.

    • Jose

      I don’t know if that is the greatest color scheme.

      • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

        Yeah, it looks like a Mariners blog

        • http://stateofmlb.blogspot.com/ Hangoverologist

          I changed it a bit. It’s a light blue and white now. I think it gives off a bit of a Yankeeish feel now.

          • Evilest Empire

            Its still hard on the eyes. Go for something high contract; dark print against a very light background.

            • Evilest Empire

              *contrast

          • Spaceman.Spiff

            More of a Rays feel if anything.

    • Nigel Bangs

      I too will be at that game. Exciting!

      Also, 100% of voters chose the Yanks to win the AL East. I imagine you’ve gotten all of your traffic from here so far.

  • pat

    Not a good idea to be in the bonus situation with 12 minutes to go in the first half.

    • pat

      wrong half, oops/

  • AndrewYF

    Just drafted a fantasy team on CBS Sportsline.

    10-team league, 5 X 5 scoring, weekly lineups, no IP limit
    2 Catchers, 1 each of 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, MI, CI, U. 5 OF. 9 active pitchers.
    29 roster spots.

    C – Brian McCann
    C – Russell Martin
    1B – Ryan Howard
    2B – Ben Zobrist
    3B – Ryan Zimmerman
    SS – Jason Bartlett
    MI – Yunel Escobar
    CI – Jorge Cantu
    OF – Nelson Cruz
    OF – Hunter Pence
    OF – Jason Heyward
    OF – Julio Borbon
    OF – Magglio Ordonez
    U – Nick Swisher

    Reserves:
    Martin Prado (1B/2B/3B)
    Ryan Theriot (SS)
    Kelly Shoppach (C)
    Dexter Fowler (OF)

    P – CC Sabathia
    P – Tim Lincecum
    P – Matt Cain
    P – Carlos Zambrano
    P – David Price
    P – Rick Porcello
    P – Brian Wilson
    P – Leo Nunez
    P – Neftali Feliz

    Reserves:
    Brad Lidge
    Takashi Saito

    Instant concerns: My AVG is going to be pretty horrible, and I don’t have a proven 40-SB guy. My OF has some solid players, but has the potential to be really weak. The back two guys in my rotation are really young. They could be really good or pretty bad, a wide margin. My two closers do not inspire that much confidence. Brad Lidge having a good year would really help.

    Instant pros: I have a pretty nice rotation, although I’ve never been in a 10-person league so I don’t know how strong it really is. I could have really nice HR/RBI numbers. I count 6 guys who I can pencil in for 25 HR, one of which is Cruz who will likely hit 30, and Howard who will likely hit 40.

    Anyway, there’s my team. I got two starting catchers because A) You have to play two catchers, and B) Because of this, catching is really, really thin, so I can get good value out of one of these guys. Who should I target, considering my team? And do I possibly have enough to win the league, or do I not stand a chance?

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Your pitching is pretty nice. I don’t know about keeping Neftali since I do not think he’s starting or even closing. Another good closer would be helpful too.

      Lineup could be be a bit better for a 10 man though. Try trading your spare shortstops to anyone who might need them for a power bat.

  • bexarama

    one last time, just for fun:
    http://www.mlb.com/video/play......id=7133081

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Since the Yankees are rumored to be looking for outfield help, would Jack Cust be a good waiver pickup? I don’t really see an upgrade in any offensive category other than power, and he would most likely be horrid defensively in left.

    • pat

      I think you answered your own question.

    • W.W.J.M.D.

      Are you also a Mets fan or simply a fan of Johan?

      • Johan Iz My Brohan

        No, I hate the metsies. It’s just a play on words.

        Bro, Brah, Broski, Brohan, whatever.

        • W.W.J.M.D.

          O ok, just been wondering that for weeks and finally decided to ask.

    • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

      And you’d have to pay him $2 mil+ if you claim him. He’s had a major dropoff since his breakout a few years back.

  • Jose

    Cool short article on team name origins:
    http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/51678

    • bexarama

      sparing everyone the mindboggling possibility of a team located in Phoenix, Arizona, called the Arizona Phoenix.

      • bexarama

        also the Mets could have been named the Burros. Bahahaha

        The Phillies were, at one point, the Philadelphia Philadelphias

        • Jose

          I’m pushing for the New York New Yorkers from New York, New York.

        • W.W.J.M.D.

          When you run out of names, just take the beginning of the name of your crappy state and combine it with a well known city:

          http://amandapeyton.com/Images.....elphia.jpg

          sorry, I’m not sure how to do links yet.

          • W.W.J.M.D.

            NVM, i didn’t know it did it on its own.

            • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

              Yeah, it’ll pretty much recognize any link that starts with http://, and turn it into a hyperlink.

  • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

    Dirty Pena, are you still here?

    • Dirty Pena

      Here I am.

      • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

        Hey, did you see the last 2 comments I posted re. Clemens last night? I think you were gone:
        http://riveraveblues.com/2010/.....ent-821136

        I think what I said came across the wrong way, like I was piling on. Please read the comment at that link, and the one two below that; they explain what I meant.

        • Dirty Pena

          Ah, yeah I was gone. I didn’t think you were piling on, I guess I came off more anti-Clemens than I actually am. My two main points were this: 1) I don’t think you can make a reasonable argument that, as a Yankee, Clemens is in the top five Yankee pitchers ever. 2) Given the similarity between Clemens’ and Wells’ Yankee careers, I’m surprised at the disparity between the two in the voting with Wells having what I figured to be the tiebreaker (in the hearts of the voters) with the perfect game.

          • Dirty Pena

            And to answer your question, I’d say yes, a sizable amount of people attribute that incident to roid rage.

            • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

              ‘k, I’m not sure myself; I thought he just looked totally unaware of his surroundings, as did most of my friends/family who I spoke to about it; but then, we’re all Yankee fans.

          • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

            OK, so you read the comments, then? Good. Then you saw that I agreed pretty mcuh with your larger point.

            I was nit-picking, really, about the smaller point of perfecto vs. playoff domination.

            I re-read it after I posted, and saw that it might have looked like I was piling on agianst your points, on top of what Bexy said.

            So we’re good, right?

            • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

              Grr.

              *against

              • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

                ARGH! 2 typos in one post!!

                *…pretty mcuhmuch

          • bexarama

            I wasn’t trying to pile on either, just for the record. I just love talking about that crap. And I agree, neither Clemens nor Wells, in their Yankee careers only, were in the top five pitchers in Yankee history.

            • Dirty Pena

              Haha, well if we’re on the record, I didn’t think anyone was piling on.

              Off the record, I think you’re both dicks.

              Just kidding!

              (group hug)

              • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

                (pours Bexy & DP a chewy Pinstripe Melky Mesa Dark Brew® each)

  • bexarama
    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

      kill me now

      • Joey

        [Schilling] will join fellow Red Sox All-Star and current ESPN analyst Nomar Garciaparra (also in his first year with the network), John Kruk, …”

        I’m going to be watching with the TV on mute, that’s for damn sure…

        • bexarama

          good lord that’s awful

          Help us, Bobby Valentine. You’re our only hope.
          (Aaron Boone doesn’t count, his voice is annoying)

    • JobaWockeeZ
    • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

      Wait-

      This doesn’t mean I have to listen to that… that… insufferable… “gasbag”/”windbag” is just…insufficient; I don’t think I can adequately describe him without resorting to expletives.

      This doesn’t mean I’ll have to listen to that thing during the game tomorrow, does it??

      • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

        Just watch it on YES. But if you do, you’ll still have to listen to a pompous windbag (Michael Kay). But Kay is DEFINITELY the lesser of two evils in this case.

        • JobaWockeeZ

          Wait is YES broadcasting the game?

          • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

            YES they are

            • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

              AHHH. Thanks.

              I was so worried it wasn’t on YES!!

              THANK MO!

              Kay, I can deal with. Schitlling?? Not so much. :-(

    • Dirty Pena

      My night just got appreciably worse. Ugh.

  • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

    OK, so I’m pissed off. I’m working on a Windows Program, using Microsoft’s development tool, Visual Studio.
    It has a feature called “AutoComplete”, which, as you type in programming code, pops up a list of possible matches which you can choose, and it will fill it in for you.

    I was writing some code that drew lines and shapes on the screen, and I wanted a particular color. Visual Studio popped up a list of “named colors”, like “AliceBlue”, “LightSteelBlue”, “DarkGreen”, etc.

    Then I see it, in the list:

    “DodgerBlue”.

    And no YankeeBlue! WTH is the matter with them! Damn Microsoft! :-)

    • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

      Microsoft and their damn Yankee bias!

      /mryankee’d

      • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

        I think you left out “anti-“.

        Shall I get you a craft-brewed glass of?

        • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

          Serve it up!

          • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

            (pours Steve a refreshing, yet slightly bitter, Pinstripe DFA IPA™)

  • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

    I think my hatred of Duke rivals my hatred of the Red Sox and Eagles. Does anybody else hate Duke as much as I?

    • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

      Well, I don’t follow college ball, or basketball in general, either, since Ewing retired.

      So, that’s one vote for “No”, I guess.

      • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

        Yeah, I stopped following the NBA when the Knicks traded Starks. I only dabble with the college game, so that should say something about how much I hate Duke.

        • Dirty Pena

          I only dabble with the college game, so that should say something about how much I hate Duke.

          Same here.

    • Dirty Pena

      I hate Duke as much as I hate the Eagles. Not the Red Sox though. Definitely not the Red Sox. I still can’t believe I went to college for two of their godforsaken World Series wins. Only people who are now 113 had it worse.

      • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

        I (kind of) feel your pain. I went to Saint Joe’s (in Philly) while the Eagles were running sh*t in the NFL (02-06), and to make matters worse I lived with a huge Masshole during the ’04 baseball playoffs. Talk about being in enemy territory.

        • Dirty Pena

          Yeah, I was in DC. Plenty of Eagles/Red Sox fans there. The Eagles/Patriots Super Bowl was far and away the worst sporting event (going in) ever.

          • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

            “The Eagles/Patriots Super Bowl was far and away the worst sporting event (going in) ever”

            You don’t have to tell me. I had to hear it from the dirtbags 24 hours a day. Thank Mo I got the last laugh; I NEVER would have heard the end of it.

            Moral of my story: Eagles fans are trash

      • bexarama

        were you in college in Boston? You poor thing if so.

        I was in college for one of their WSes, but I was abroad. So, not so bad. Kinda funny to see them all crowing about their big comeback in the 2008 ALCS only to lose to the Rays anyway

        • Dirty Pena

          DC. Believe me there are PLENTY of Massholes there. There was a semi-riot on our campus in ’04.

  • bexarama

    since I do a lot of complaining about broadcasters, let me just say: I could listen to Vin Scully alllllll day. Love him.

    (though he just called the Angels the #1 offense in baseball in 2009. Huh?)

    • bexarama

      And we’re back to some bad sportswriting/broadcasting:
      http://sports.espn.go.com/new-.....id=5053128

      LOL wut, why are they comparing Lester and Hughes???

      • Troy

        The reason we give them the slight edge is that they don’t have the possible hangover effect from last year’s postseason.

        What the hell, Marchand? He’s the only person I can think of who I don’t detest, but the initial reason why the Sox get the edge is because they won’t have a POSSIBLE hangover effect? Andrew…you’re better than this.

        • Troy

          Oh wait…that was just for the rotations.

          FAIL.

          I thought that last part was a general statement comparing the Red Sox to the Yankees, and the great argument of “complacency”.

          Serve up the DFA IPA.

          • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

            Coming right up!

      • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

        A few years back, Hughes and Joba Chamberlain, along with Lester and Buchholz, were all grouped together.

        Lester is 2.5 years older than Hughes and 1.5 years older than Joba.
        Buchholz is 2 years older than Hughes and 1 year older than Joba.

        Lester is the Red Sox #2 pitcher(and truly #1), Hughes is the #5. Yeah, lets compare those two.

        • bexarama

          a few years back the Red Sox ROTATION OF THE FUTURE was Lester, Papelbon, and Craig Hansen

    • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

      I think Scully left out “..in the A.L. West” there.

    • ColoYank

      I know it’s late, bexy, but just in case you read this, I wanted to compliment you on your taste in announcers. I plan to watch some Dodger games on MLB.tv just to listen to Vin spin his tale of the night. He’s nothing short of brilliant, a new delight every night.

      He had one rival in my experience, and that was the late, great Bill King, who did A’s baseball for most of the time I lived in California (24 years), plus equal brilliance on Warriors and Raiders games. It was a very common practice to turn off the network sound and leave the radio on and watch the game with Bill.

      • bexarama

        hey – I’m an unemployed pretty much insomniac and I didn’t have anything to do tonight, so I’m still up. Thank you. :)

        I really love him. He’s fantastic. He just really has a penchant for sounding incredibly poetic with everything he says, and it’s so effortless. Obviously, he talks pretty much incessantly, but he’s really rarely annoying or insipid. Guy has a gift. Definitely listening to him during the Yankees/Dodgers series this year.

        Never heard that other guy because I’m a youngin’.

        (Russell Martin is playing… isn’t he on the DL?)

        • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

          Phenomenal announcer, but he might need to invest in Life Alert soon: http://sports.espn.go.com/los-.....id=5015597

          • bexarama

            I saw this, hope he’s okay!

            (Kazmir’s on the DL again? Yeesh)

        • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

          As a certified no-longer-as-young-as-I-used-to-be-person, I have to pick a nit:

          It’s young’un, or youngun or youngun’ if you prefer; a contraction/corruption of “young one”. Add “crusty old Westerner” pronunciation and you get the actual sound, which is admittedly closer to “youngin'”.:-)

          /English-loving-apprentice-curmudgeon’d

          • bexarama

            aha. Thank you, Andrew. :)

            • Dirty Pena

              Whoa easy with the names there, Bo.

            • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

              :-)

              I have this uncontrollable urge to jump in when I see the English language being senselessly butchered –not that you were doing that, yours was a minor indiscretion.

              I try to stop myself most of the time, so I’m not a terminal boor, but sometimes it just sneaks out! ;-)

  • W.W.J.M.D.

    Haven’t Axisa on here today but I’m watching BBTN and they are talking about Mike Keake from the Reds. I was wondering who he was because I’ve never heard of him but he seems to be all the rage since he beat out Chapman.

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

      Mike Leake, was their first round pick last year, 8th overall I believe. Hasn’t spent a day in the minors. Last pitcher to go straight from college to the bigs was Darren Dreifort as a reliever. Jim Abbott was the last one to do it as a starter.

      He’s not a big stuff guy, throws 89-91, but he’s got five pitches, mixes them up real well, and throws them all for strikes.

      • W.W.J.M.D.

        You never disappoint Mr.Axisa, thanks!

      • Joey

        Tried grabbing him for my fantasy league, they don’t have him up yet

        • 28 next year

          me too but same problem.

          • Joey

            If you’re in Tier 7 we got a problem… I challenge you to a duel! The only manly way to solve a conflict

  • bexarama

    this time tomorrow we’ll be in what, the fifth inning?
    /obvious joke’d

    • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

      /obvious joketruth’d

      FTFY!

  • Salty Buggah

    See ya offseason. Wasn’t really nice knowing you but whatever.

    • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

      Agreed. :-)

  • Peter

    wait was I dreaming about a post with the YES network debuting new in-game graphics? or am I incapable of finding it right now?

    • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

      http://web.yesnetwork.com/news.....038;vkey=4

      Just some silly stat graphics. Doesn’t sound like anything useful such as a damn K zone. Even SNY has one of those..

  • bexarama

    holy crap the Mets got annihilated by the Orioles today

    and Meija is in the major league bullpen

    and GMJ is their opening day CF

    and their 1B while Murphy is out, who probably shouldn’t be in the big leagues yet, is batting in front of Bay

    what?

    • http://stateofmlb.blogspot.com/ Hangoverologist

      The water in Queens must be full of coke.

      • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

        “The water in Queens must be full of coke large amounts of toxic decades-old manufactory sludge outflow and by-products, like what’s floating in all those canals surrounded by abandoned factories around ShittyField.”

        FTFY!

        • bexarama

          “The water in Queens must be full of coke large amounts of toxic decades-old manufactory sludge outflow and by-products, like what’s floating in all those canals surrounded by abandoned factories around ShittyField and also a f-ckton of coke

          FTFY ;)

          • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

            ::thumbs up::

    • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

      Omar Strikes Again!

      Fear his awesome, mad roster-makeup skillz!

      But seriously: Oh. My. Mo.

      What a traveshamockery!

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      and Meija is in the major league bullpen

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMSzdgz2ZLs

      • bexarama

        also, I was reading some Met blog earlier, ugh I’ll try to find it, and apparently Meija – in a meaningless ST game, keep in mind – was trying to throw a secondary pitch, and either Minaya or Manuel freaked out at him and told him just to stick with the cutter and not even try to throw that other pitch, ever.

        idgi.

        • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

          /head explode

          • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

            Normally, I’d open a brew for you on that “s”-Fail, but I actually think this is utterly appropriate in a response to this Omar-icity.

            “/head explode”, indeed.

            Carry on!

          • bexarama

            aha, here it is:
            http://www.nypost.com/p/sports.....wiCmO5Tm0I

            Manuel wasn’t thrilled to see Mejia dabbling with a breaking ball that led to Guzman’s walk.

            “I would like to see [Mejia] stay with the hard stuff,” Manuel said. “He has enough. If he can command that [cutter], he has enough.”

            So not freaking out, but basically discouraging him from using any other pitch.

            Yo guys: just because one total freak of nature (on the other far superior NY baseball team), the likes of which we might never see again in baseball history, has made it through his whole career with basically just a cutter, doesn’t mean every pitcher’s gonna be able to do that

            • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

              What a waste of a pretty good prospect. Mets should be ashamed. At least the Yankees can afford to send their top young guys to the pen. Mets need all the help they can get.

              Just fire Omar now, it’ll save you the trouble and the headaches.

              • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

                Converting Mejia to a reliever is worse than what the Yankees have done with Chamberlain.

                • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

                  So the Mets gameplan is to not develop starters instead relying on free agency and/or trades to fill it in.

                  Except they didn’t get a starter in free agency and they really don’t have much to trade. Awesome plan.

                  Unless the plan is become just better than a laughingstock of baseball.

                • bexarama

                  I predict they somehow end up with Bronson Arroyo for their best prospects by the end of this year

            • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

              Bex: they can’t help but feel jealous, and want to copy us.

              Plus, all these years, they’ve seen the Yanks winning one W.S. and Pennant after another; so they must figure we’re the model of a perfect franchise, and so they are going to try to copy our team from top to bottom.

              Only, being the Mets, they’ve started with (Mo forgive me) the last piece, rather than the first!

              So, if Hell freezes over, and this kid turns out to be Jesus to Mo’s God, i.e. unhittable, you know what’s gonna happen?

              He’ll get maybe 5 save opportunities. Because the entire rest of the team is missing!

              It’s just ugly out in the swamps of Flushing.

          • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

            No, no, actually it should be:

            /head a’splode!

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      At least Ike Davis isn’t the starting 1B.

    • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

      Good. If Mejia was being developed as a starter by the NETS instead of instant bullpen results then I would lose a lot of faith in the FO.

      • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

        by the NETS METS

        • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

          Freudian slip? ;-)

          • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

            Haha yup.

            • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

              Same difference, these days, eh?

              • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

                Pretty much. Two sucky teams around the same area.

    • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

      By the way if/when he struggles Cash should buy low. Let’s see…

      Marcus Thames for Mejia? Do it Cash. Omar would.

    • W.W.J.M.D.

      I think you mean to put Mike Jacobs as the 1B some where in there.

      • bexarama

        and their 1B while Murphy is out, who probably shouldn’t be in the big leagues yet, is batting in front of Bay

        I forgot his name.

        Also, they seemed to make their bullpen decisions based on ST results. Yeesh.

        • Dirty Pena

          who probably shouldn’t be in the big leagues yet

          I’m confused. You know who Mike Jacobs is right? I think what you meant to say was:

          who probably shouldn’t be in the big leagues ever again.

          • bexarama

            oh good lord I was confused. Thank you. Yes, that’s what I meant.

    • bexarama

      oh and there’s now a rumor that David Wright got detained for having guns on an airplane apparently. Mets.

      • http://stateofmlb.blogspot.com/ Hangoverologist

        Link?

      • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

        AHAHAHAHA!

        So was he planning to put himself out of his misery…or do in Omar, Jerry, and Fred??

        BWAHAHAHA!

        • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

          “He” = David Wright, obviously.

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    At this time tomorrow, we’ll either be talking about how nice it was to see the Yankees win, talking about how nice it is to see the Yanks start a losing streak against the Sox(repeat of last year) or jumping off the bridge. With the season about to start, I just have to say that you(Mike), Ben, Joe and the commentators who make this site so much fun. Thanks for a great 2009 season and offseason. Keep up the good work.

    • bexarama

      or it’ll be like the seventh inning.

      But I agree with the general sentiment of the post. :)

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