Jun
24

Open Thread: Happy Birthday, Phil

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That first start sure seems like a long time ago, don't it? (Photo Credit: Nick Laham, POOL/AP)

Well look at that. The Yankees’ blossoming ace turns the ripe old age of 24 today. Hard to believe he’s still that young, no? Here’s a partial list of big league starters older than Mr. Hughes…

Clay Buchholz (22 months older)
Yovani Gallardo (four months)
Josh Johnson (16 months)
Ian Kennedy (14 months)
Tim Lincecum (24 months)
Mike Pelfrey (30 months)
David Price (11 months)

Also older than Phil Hughes? Andrew Brackman, who is six months his elder. Pretty crazy, huh?

Anyway, here is your off day open thread. The Mets and Tigers are playing on both SNY and MLB Network, and you’ve also got Oklahoma and South Carolina in College World Series action (loser is eliminated) on ESPN2. Apparently the NBA draft is on somewhere as well, if that’s your thing. Talk about whatever you want, just don’t be a jerk.

Categories : Open Thread
  • Brad Toughy

    Pulling for OU tonight. My Big XII is losing teams left and right.

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

      Fun Fact: the Big XII currently has 10 members, and the Big 10 currently has 12 members.

      • Brad Toughy

        Fun Fact: On 6/10/2010, the Big 12, Big 10 and Pac-10 all had eleven members.

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

          “You teach a child to read, and he or her will be able to pass a literacy test.”

          George W. Bush
          Townsend, TN
          Feb. 21, 2001

      • Phishin’

        and the Pac-10 has 11 Members

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

    Also older than Phil Hughes:

    Jamie Moyer

    • deuce bag poster

      Let’s not forget Angel Berroa.

      • Scooter

        Also older than Phil Hughes:
        Pete Abraham’s jokes about Angel Berroa

        Still younger than Phil, and hopefully staying healthy:
        Dealin’ Dellin Betances

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

      If you had said one of Jamie Moyer’s kids, I wouldn’t have been surprised.

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

        Phil Hughes: You ain’t my daddy! Is you?

        /JamieFoxx’d

  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

    Happy birthday Phil! Here is a pretty awesome article about Mr. Hughes (& Mr. Pettitte):
    http://www.usatoday.com/sports.....very_N.htm

  • Ivan

    It’s kinda cool that Lincecum and Hughes share the same birthday. Oh by the way, another pitcher older than Hughes: Matt Cain.

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      Lincecum’s birthday is the same as Andy’s, not Phil’s.

      It’s kinda weird that I know this off the top of my head. :|

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

        (peruses the text of the New York State stalking statute)

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

          New York State stalking statute

          Just another thing Bexy knows off the top of her head.

          • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

            I suppose I deserved that :/

          • Pete

            all this talk about the tops of peoples’ heads…oh never mind.

  • UWS

    Happy birthday, St Phil!

    God I feel so old.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    How much older is Joba than Hughes?

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder
    • Salty Buggah

      About 9 months I think.

      • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=sgm Andy In Sunny Daytona

        Are you saying that Joba is his daddy?

  • Ivan

    Just 21 minutes til the NBA Draft…YAY!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    But the mind boggling thing is that King Felix is younger than Hughes. Damn.

    • pat

      Two months older. Felix was born April 1986, Hughes was born June 1986.

      • Salty Buggah

        pat FAIL

        • Salty Buggah

          err…JobaWockeeZ. Damn, I fail.

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

            Don’t beat yourself up, it’s a force of habit.

            Muscle memory and shit.

          • pat

            Hot the showers.

            • pat

              HAh, I fail too. Let’s just delete this thread.

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

              pat says:
              Hot the showers.

              You sick fucko.

    • Brad Toughy

      Jimmy: Did you just say mind-bottling?

      Chazz: Yeah, mind-bottling. You know, when things are so crazy it gets your thoughts all trapped, like in a bottle?

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

        If we went to a Halloween party dressed as Batman and Robin, I’d go as Robin. That’s how much you mean to me.

  • pat

    ALSO: Felix Hernandez: (two months) 0_0

  • Salty Buggah

    Another big league starter older than Hughes:

    Joba Chamberlain

    /notlettingthedreamdie’d

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

    South Carolina’s catcher just took a foul tip right to the junk. Ugh.

  • vin

    “Also older than Phil Hughes? Andrew Brackman, who is six months his elder. Pretty crazy, huh?”

    I noticed that a couple of weeks ago… blew my mind.

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    Some more

    Felix Hernandez (2 months)
    Wade Davis (9 months)
    Joba Chamberlain (9 months)
    Jake Arrieta (3 months)
    Matt Harrison (10 months)
    Max Scherzer (23 months)
    Jair Jurrjens (5 months)
    Johnny Cueto (4 months)
    Homer Bailey (1 month)
    John Ely (1 month)

    • Tom Zig

      Jason Hirsh (4 years)

      • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

        Who?

        • http://www.twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

          look on the scranton roster… and google who he is

          • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS
        • http://www.richardiurilli.com Richard Iurilli

          He’s the guy sitting on the couch next to you.

    • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Mike Francesa

      http://newyork.craigslist.org/.....57413.html

      He said stahtin pitchahs, not relievas. We all know dat Jobber has dah Bulldog mentality.

      • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Mike Francesa

        Lets try that again

        Joba Chamberlain (9 months)

        He said stahtin pitchahs, not relievas. We all know dat Jobber has dah Bulldog mentality.

  • Tom Zig

    is Daniel Nava the 2010 version of Nick Green or is he a legit player?

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

      He’s not the 2010 version of Nick Green, he’s more like the 2010 version of Jonathan Van Every.

    • Salty Buggah

      I’d say Dernell McDonald is 2010 Nick Green, as he’s come down back to Earth. Nava has pretty good minor league numbers, at least.

      • Tom Zig

        Nava is also 27.

        • http://www.twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

          damn that’s old as hell

        • Salty Buggah

          I know. But still, those MiLB numbers are good. I’m not saying Nava is legit but McDonald is more like Nick Green than Nava is, unless we’re talking about grit, as then the darker McDonald is nowhere close to Green or Nava.

          • Tom Zig

            Yeah I recognize the fact he put up good numbers, but, he was 27 in AAA. That’s Shelley Duncan-like

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

              It’s Jorge Vazquez like, even.

              /coldvoiceofreason’d

            • Salty Buggah

              I realize that but Shelley never really displayed similar skills, at least not similar contact skills. Again, not saying he’s legit but he’s probably better than Shelley.

              • Tom Zig

                I don’t know much about him, so I cannot say he is better or worse than Shelley. All I was doing was making an observation that he was 27 in AAA and generally much older than any of his peers and his stats should be then be taken with a grain of salt. Therefore I compared him to a player who also had the same predicament, Shelley.

                Sooo what you’re saying is he’s a rich man’s Shelley Duncan? That’s interesting because the Red Sox are a small market team…

                • Salty Buggah

                  27 in AAA, 25 in A+ certainly made him one of the oldest players at those levels. And I know that his age definitely dwarfs his stats a bit. However, he certainly seemed to have the ability to hit for average, had the plate discipline, and decent power. I doubt that those skills will translate to the Majors, given his age, but he could probably a serviceable bench piece.

                  I am not sure if he’ll be better than Shelley but if he’s a serviceable bench piece, that’s more than what Shelley is.

                  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

                    if he’s a serviceable bench piece, that’s more than what Shelley is.

                    HOW. DARE. YOU. SAY THAT ABOUT SHELLEY. He would run into a wall for you in a 14-3 game!!!!!

                    • Tom Zig

                      He’ll also say horribly offensive things are very inopportune times thus leading to uber-awkward silence.

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

      I’d put Nava in a class with Utley, Berkman, Youk and Helton.

      For Diamond Cutters…..

      • Salty Buggah

        Still can’t believe he did that.

        • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUvg7Empjfg Captain Jack

          Reference? I prefer to spend my time with less damaging things than Peter Gammons’ columns, like asbestos suppositories.

      • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

        Hahaha well played

      • Pete

        How dare you put Utley, Berkman, and Helton in the same class as Youk!!!

  • ZZ

    One last thing about Torre that I think many Yankee fans can agree on.

    My feelings towards him are extremely conflicted.

    • http://www.twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

      i’m just glad he’s not out there ruining the yankees’ bullpen anymore. i guarantee you they would all be burned out by now, etc. I always felt sorry for all those relievers he burned out. i’m sure my man tsjc could provide a nice list :)

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

        I always felt sorry for all those relievers he burned out.

        Paul Quantrill can’t even masturbate anymore.

        • http://www.twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

          hahahahaha holy shit i just laughed out loud

        • Pete

          he had to start using his left arm, but it just wasn’t the same…

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

        Shit, he made Scott Proctor an alcoholic.

        • vin

          Yeah, but he gave Tanyon Sturtze a career. Then promptly ruined it.

      • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS
      • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

        Scott Proctor’s 2006 numbers = EEEEESH

        • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

          I counted six times he went out again the night after throwing 25+

  • http://www.twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

    hey i just read a tweet that said brackman has been promoted to trenton!

    http://twitter.com/jnorris427

    • Nickel

      Awesome news! I definitely gotta get myself there this week.

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

    The Wizards home arena is located right next to Chinatown in downtown DC.

    The Great Wall of Chinatown?

  • vin

    I saw Olney link to an article about how great a job Phil Coke was doing for the Tigers. Upon checking B-R, I realized he had the exact same peripherals as he did last year, except for one category – HR/FB.

    In 2010, he’s walking slightly more, striking out slightly fewer, and allowing way fewer HR’s.

    h/9, hr/9, bb/9, k/9, so/bb
    2009: 6.6 1.5 3.0 7.4 2.45
    2010: 8.3 0.3 3.4 6.8 2.00

    The HR’s that he’s not giving up are probably turning into the extra hits he’s yielding. He has a 3.09 ERA, no thanks partly due to playing his home games in Comerica.

    He’s only given up 1 HR all year – and that was at home.I assume he’s due for a partial correction. He’ll probably get worse on the road.

    Being in a weaker offensive division, with some spacious ballparks will certainly increase his effectiveness. The White Sox are the only team with a real launching pad in the division, but they’re best hitters are right handed (Rios, Quentin and Konerko). The Twins are the only difficult lineup in the division, and Target Field seems to be surpressing HR’s.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime (Optimovelist Primus)

    Phil Hughes is younger than me and a millionaire.

    I am a complete and utter failure.

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

      You should have been selling crack. That’s where the money is.

    • Accent Shallow

      You’re a woman, which means you’re significantly less likely to become a millionaire through your ability to throw a baseball than Phil Hughes is.

      Not that that means that you’re not a failure.

      /if it makes you feel any better, I’m also older than Hughes, not a millionaire, and I’m skeptical that I could hit 80 on the radar gun if you held a gun to my head.

      • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime (Optimovelist Primus)

        My fastball is 23 mph.

        I swear to god I’m not exaggerating.

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

          I honestly didn’t know it was possible to throw that slow.

        • Tom Zig

          How is that even possible? What angle do you have to throw that at to make it to home plate?

        • Accent Shallow

          You quite literally could not reach the plate from the mound at that velocity.

          See here

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

            The slowest actual pitch from 2007-2010 of which I am aware is the 48-mph eephus pitch thrown by Orlando Hernandez to Luis Gonzalez on August 25, 2007.

            El Duque FTW.

        • Brad Toughy

          Is that the speed when it leaves your hand? Or when it reaches the plate? I’m told pitches slow down as the near the plate.

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

            :: head explodes ::

            Sincerely,
            Tim McCarver

    • Pete

      I’m much, much, younger than Phil Hughes, but I too am not a millionaire.

      taps rebecca’s overflowing mug of lukewarm beer with his own, hiccups, burps, hiccups again (that time it hurt a little but I don’t think anything’s wrong) and starts leading the whole bar in a beautifully drunken rendition of Billy Joel’s “Piano Man”

  • Ivan

    I will say this, Kwame Brown might of been a bum or at least not that good of a player, however, Collins (and Jordan) really screwed his development while he was with the Wizards.

    • http://www.twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

      dont feel sorry for kwame, he’s made 50 million for his career

  • http://www.twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

    the best thing about jay bilas is his propensity to talk about wingspans…

    • http://www.twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

      haha there he goes talkin bout wingspans

      i bet he would think i’m a freak since i am 6’2 and have a 6’9 wingspan. good thing i gave up basketball my senior year in HS…

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

      I wonder how many times my name will be mentioned tonight.

      • http://www.twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

        74?

  • Ivan

    Evan Turner: Can he be another Paul Pierce?

  • http://twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

    call me skeptical, but i see him becoming a bust. maybe it’s just me

    • Ivan

      Who Wall?

      • http://twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

        oh i was talking about turner. wall will be a superstar

    • http://twitter.com/AnaMariana42 Ana

      Hughes? In Mo’s name why?

      • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

        He’s talking the foreign language of basketball, not about Hughes. ;)

        • Pete

          heh. other sports.

  • http://twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

    ha turner sounds like a robot

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime (Optimovelist Primus)

    Nets take Favors. Analysis? how’d we get screwed this time?

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

      I actually like it. He’s a much better pick than Johnson.

      Cousins would have been better, but Favors is no slouch.

    • Ivan

      Well at least they didn’t pick Wes Johnson lol.

      I like Favors alot. Personally I would of picked Cousins, but the differences are minimal…

  • Ivan

    Solid pick by minnesota.

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

      Meh.

      • Ivan

        I like Wes more than you do. Im not saying he’s going to be a star but he’s better than Brewer, and he has the potential to be a good player. Guy has terrific athleticism and can rebound. A healthy Jefferson, with Rubio, that team has potential.

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

          If you have to say “He’s gonna be better than Corey Brewer” to justify the guy you just took with the 4th pick of the draft, something has gone horribly wrong.

          • Ivan

            Their frontcourt is pretty full. And personally I don’t like the pairing of Cousins with Jefferson and Love and in that franchise period. Could they of drafted down to get Wes sure, but I really don’t have problem with the pick. Plus, after Cousins, the draft really goes down after that…

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

              And personally I don’t like the pairing of Cousins with Jefferson and Love and in that franchise period.

              Neither do I, which is why the Wolves should look to trade Jefferson and Love, which they already are.

              Cousins >>>>>>>>>>> Jefferson > Love

              • Ivan

                That might work. Jefferson (before the knee injury) was damn good but who knows if AJ would ever recover from that injury and which team would take chance on him and if I was running an NBA franchise, im not taking Love.

  • http://twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

    i hope my rockets are able to trade up and get some sort of big impact big man. Work those phones, Darryl Morey

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

      I’m gonna laugh when the Rockets end up with Cole Aldrich.

      • http://twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

        i will chop cats

  • http://twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

    very good pick by the kings

    • Ivan

      Not Good, Great pick.

      • http://twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

        true dat

  • Ivan

    Cousins and Evans pairing up=Potential nightmare for the Western conference…

    • http://twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

      dalembert, landry, and cousins will be a nightmare for the lakers

      they wont get a shot off inside the lane

      • Ivan

        I’ll give you sam and Cousins, im not giving you Landry. Personally, I think Landry kinda sucks and Gasol will eat him for breakfast, lunch, dinner and an occasional midnight snack.

        Overall, that is very big and long frontline though.

        • vin

          ” Gasol will eat him for breakfast, lunch, dinner and an occasional midnight snack.

          The triangle has dissected many front courts in its day.

        • pat

          The Spaniards prefer tapas.

        • http://twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

          ” I think Landry kinda sucks and Gasol will eat him for breakfast, lunch, dinner and an occasional midnight snack.”

          have you actually watched landry?? Prior to being traded by the rockets, he was actually on his way to becoming the 6th man of the year, and is a big time force down low. he can dunk on pretty much anyone, can shoot the ball and defends pretty well. he had no problem scoring against bigs in the rocket’s division and did the same when he went over to the pacific. He averaged 16 against the lakers this season. the guy is very underrated

          • Ivan

            He’s a undersize PF who can’t defend. And personally I thought he was playing a little bit over his head. Look im not a Landry fan. Is he a solid back up sure, but Im not in love with him.

  • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

    Armando Gallaraga with the no-no into the third.

    /justsaying’d

  • http://twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

    the warriors chose the african version of anthony randolph??

    idiots

  • vin

    http://sports.espn.go.com/new-.....id=5325265

    Is a really great party going to show LeBron that the Knicks would like his services? I can’t wait until the inevitable tampering controversy that will get leaked in a few years. There’s no way there hasn’t been any behind the scenes discussions with LeBron’s people. The same can probably be said of the other big names.

  • Chris V.

    And happy birthday to me!

  • Ivan

    Understand the pick by Dumars here, however, im not a huge Monroe fan.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime (Optimovelist Primus)

    In answer to the above, I actually threw it as fast as 30 MPH before blowing my arm(s) out last summer in an attempt to actually learn pitching mechanics.

    No, I can’t reach the plate. I can’t even reach the fast pitch target on flat ground. (Actually, I throw the ball OVER it. Ask the dudes at the Cyclones.)

    My swing’s not much better, but if I adopt a Cervelli-esque stance, I can at least semi-make contact.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      You are a pinnacle of unathleticism.

      • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime (Optimovelist Primus)

        The only thing I can do semi-well is kayak. Or Devil sticks, which aren’t actually athletic at all.

        • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Johan Santana

          Do you like to play golf? I do.

  • Ivan

    Boy after Wall, Cousins, Favors, and Turner, this draft really takes a turn for the worse.

  • Tom Zig

    Ok what’s the deal with RA Dickey? How is he capable of pitching so successfully if he was born without a UCL?

  • Sleepykarl

    Neal is doing pretty damn good. Nice to see a long time fellow Yankee (name of the select team of which I was a longtime teammate of his) do well.

    Also, Laird for DH?
    /sarcastic

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    That picture is so cool.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUvg7Empjfg Captain Jack

    I was watching MLB tonight and I saw that Verducci said the Royals are looking to move Alex Gordon. I think he’s a great fit for the Yankees, he can play the outfield in a pinch and he can play third and provide better offense than Ramiro Pena when Alex needs a day off. I’d love to pull a trade for Gordon/DeJesus at the dead line, but somehow I feel that’s an unrealistic scenario.

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime (Optimovelist Primus)

      I’d be all over that. Mind, I’m awful at player evaluating.

      • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUvg7Empjfg Captain Jack

        Hmmm, well maybe I should reconsider ;)

    • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

      The Yanks need someone who crucshes Lefties and can play the OF.

      http://www.baseball-reference......;t=b#plato

      Gordon’s not a fit.

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

        Isn’t that what Marcus Thames is for?

        • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

          Marcus Thames can play the OF?

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

            Meh, if you find someone better defensively, chances are he won’t be as productive offensively. I think almost any more for a righty hitting outfielder at this point will be a lateral move, and won’t justify the extra salary.

            • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

              Right, and that’s why I think the Yanks will wind up going with internal options for both the OF and bullpen help this July 31st. I’ve yet to see anyone who’s a fit and/or is worth paying for.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        http://www.dreamstime.com/marc.....538321.jpg

        Yes, he can only fake the OF but when he comes back, it’s better than what they have and I think Gordon wouldn’t be an awful addition.

      • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUvg7Empjfg Captain Jack

        He can play third base when Alex needs a day off (which seems like those will be plentiful) and hit better than Ramiro Pena while doing it and maybe even the OF in a pinch. He’d basically take Kevin Russo’s role and not suck at it, IMO. If they pulled this off they’d basically be replacing Russo and Huffman with DeJesus and Gordon. I also like the idea of Adam LaRoche too, but that’s mainly using him as the fulltime DH.

    • Accent Shallow

      I think the only thing that gets Pena off the roster is the addition of someone who can play SS better than Jeter. That’s not Gordon./

      • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUvg7Empjfg Captain Jack

        Pena I would like to keep, he’s a good pinch runner/defensive replacement. It’s Russo and Huffman I’d like to find replacements for.

  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama
    • Pete

      baha. you responded to that at 3AM. That’s dedication. You’re a warrior, bexy.

      • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

        I could not sleep last night, could you blame me? And after the game I was reading the Game Thread in sort of abject horror (not that I wasn’t guilty of some really bad comments too).

        But yes. Dedication. =P

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

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIQ5BEZaZKI

    Hilarious. Say what you will about Artest, but the man is entertaining.

  • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/.....-deal.html

    I can’t believe Bobby V is going to work for Loria. There’s some talent there, and he’ll get that team to play well for him. But Loria is just nuts, I’m surprised Bobby is that desperate to get back in the game.

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    and the Rockies have bases loaded no one out on a single and a pair of walks from Dice-BB. That was a great $100M investment

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      I remember being devastated when Boston got him.

      Yeah…

      • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

        Ooh, Varitek is catching too

        teh game calling!!

        • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

          I think I could have crushed the pitch he just threw, blah. Rocky dude fouled it off. ;_;

          • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

            37 pitch first inning, three walks, two bases leaded no out situations…2 runs. Come on Colorado, you are better than that

            • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

              In 2008 it would have been no runs so I’m mildly okay with it, I guess

      • Tom Zig

        I was very devastated, my roommate was a sox fan and he was rubbing my nose in it and going on and on about the gyroball.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUvg7Empjfg Captain Jack

    Mentioned in another thread players you hate…I figured I’d suggest my all time “I hate these guys team”

    Guys who have never played for the Yankees, non Red Sox player in parenthesis:

    CA: Jason Varitek (AJ Pierzinski)
    1B: Kevin Youkilis (Justin Morneau)
    2B: Dustin Pedroia (Chase Utley, dude needs to wash his hair)
    3B: Troy Glaus
    SS: Julio Lugo (mainly for his time in Huston…but Jimmy Rollins is a close second)
    LF: Kevin Millar
    CF: Torii Hunter
    RF: Trot Nixon (Jayson Werth)
    DH: Ortiz (Carlos Pena)

    next is listed in order of hatred:

    SP: Curt Schilling
    SP: Josh Beckett
    SP: Daisuke Matsuzaka
    SP: Roy Halladay
    SP: Scott Kazmir

    (I started rooting against Johan Santana after the non-trade)

    Bullpen, also listed in order of hatred:

    CL: Jonathan Papelbon
    RP: Francisco Rodriguez
    RP: Jose Valverde
    RP: Jason Grilli
    RP: Dan Bard (mainly due to the hype he got)
    RP: Scott Shields

    Most hated Yankees:

    CA: Ivan Rodriguez
    1B: Andy Phillips
    2B: Tony Womack
    3B: Alex Rodriguez ;) (Cody Ransom in a land slide)
    SS: Enrique Wilson
    LF: Rondell White
    CF: Bubba Crosby
    RF: Darryl Strawberry
    DH: Mike Lowell

    SP: Carl Pavano
    SP: Kei Igawa
    SP: Jeff Weaver
    SP: Hideki Irabu
    SP: Jarrett Wright

    CL: Felix Heredia
    RP: Kyle Farnsworth
    RP: Chad Gaudin
    RP: Boone Logan
    RP: Jose Veras
    RP: Tanyon Sturtze

    Now for the positives, favorite all non-Yankee team

    CA: Mike Napoli
    1B: Todd Helton
    2B: Orlando Hudson
    3B: Ryan Zimmerman
    SS: Troy Tulowitzki
    LF: David DeJesus
    CF: Carlos Beltran
    RF: Brian Giles
    DH: Adam Dunn

    SP: Tim Lincecum
    SP: Mark Buehrle
    SP: Brad Radke
    SP: Dan Haren
    SP: Cliff Lee

    CL: Carlos Marmol
    RP: Jonathan Broxton
    RP: Manny Corpas
    RP: Chad Qualls (he’ll get out of this funk)

    Here’s to hoping I can take Cliff Lee off of my favorite “never played for the Yanks” list next year. Yeah, I know it’s kinda lame, but I’m bored so what the fuck.

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      Haha I like this. A fellow Buehrle fan, yay!!!! And I think I hate Beltre more than Glaus now. And Carlos Pena was kind of a Yankee…

      I also really like Roy Halladay. When he’s not pitching against the Yankees. :X

      • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUvg7Empjfg Captain Jack

        Roy Halladay is a spineless coward who is paid off by the Red Sox to give his best starts against the Yankees and his worst against Boston.

    • Tom Zig

      Roy Halladay John Lackey

      • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUvg7Empjfg Captain Jack

        The Red Sox are paying 85M for this year and the next four years…that I don’t mind.

    • Tom Zig

      Andy Phillips? Why Andy Phillips ?

      • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

        As a female Yankee fan, let me tell you: there are no female Yankee fans that dislike Andy Phillips. Whooo, boy.

        (For the record, I am indifferent about Andy Phillips.)

        • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

          to clarify: there were a lot of female fans I know that liked him more/wanted him to get more playing time than Eyechart just because they thought he was hot. And no, I was not one of them.

          • Tom Zig

            Don’t lie to us. His name is Andy after all.

            • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

              >:(

              There were also a lot of people who thought Melky was hot, what the hell.

      • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUvg7Empjfg Captain Jack

        His entire game was based around the basehit…I felt that Doug Mientkiewicz was the better player, a lot of fans fell in love with him…I just wanted him gone.

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

      I imagine the “most hated Yankees” list is a list of people who pissed you off while on the Yankees. Mike Lowell doesn’t really fit the bill there, he had all of 15 PAs for the Yankees. And how is LaTroy Hawkins not there?

      • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUvg7Empjfg Captain Jack

        Mike Lowell doesn’t really fit the bill there

        I couldn’t put him on the Non Yankee list and he had to be there somewhere. One of my favorite NoMaas shops was the one he’s just wearing a plain white shirt and someone shopped “cupchicks” on it. LaTroy Hawkins, yeah he should be there…the Paul O’Niell shit made me feel sorry for him though.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Captain, you just gave me a post for tomorrow. Thank you very much.

      • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUvg7Empjfg Captain Jack

        I want a share of the ad revenue, and a writing credit.

        • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

          How about just credit? ;)

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUvg7Empjfg Captain Jack

      Zack Greinke should be there too…my heart goes out to people with mental disorders, I probably like him more than I liked Radke.

    • Pete

      Most Hated, non-sox division:

      C: Pierzynski (or however the fuck you spell it)
      1B: Glaus (shut up troy glaus. and get a real fucking first name)
      2B: Polanco (I know he’s a 3B right now but I hate him sosososososo much)
      3B: Casey Blake (shave the beard or start fighting bears, one or the other)
      SS: Eckstein (if you can still call him a SS)
      LF: Jose Bautista (stop pretending to be good, mmk?)
      CF: Aaron Rowand (not sure if he still centerfields, but fuck aaron rowand)
      RF: Austin Kearns (just like…I dunno…so frickin average)
      DH: Jose Guillen (no idea why I hate him so much)

      Favorite Non-Yankees:

      C: Mauer
      1B: Pujols
      2B: Utley (I do hate the hair, but he’s just so friggin good)
      3B: Longoria (Zimmerman is juuuuust behind him)
      SS: Hanley
      LF: Crawford
      CF: Franklin Gutierez
      RF: Justin Upton
      DH: Adam Dunn

      Most Hated Rotation:

      Josh Beckett
      Jamie Moyer
      Derek Lowe
      Carlos Silva
      Livan Hernandez

      Favorit non-Yankee Rotation:

      Felix
      Halladay
      Lincecum
      Price
      Ubaldo

      • Tom Zig

        What’s with all the Pierzynski hate?

        • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

          He’s a douche?

    • http://kierstenschmidt.com Kiersten

      My most hated player is Carl Everett, the other positions don’t even matter.

      My poor Moosey :(

  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

    I don’t think the Mets or Rangers will ever lose a game again. Especially not Texas, their upcoming schedule is the School of the Blind.

    Phil Coke against David Wright with the bases loaded, one out, and the Mets down by 1, by the way…

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

      ::looks at Texas’ schedule::

      Yeesh. They just finished with Houston and Pittsburgh, then they play Houston again, @LAA (they might lose one of those), then the White Sox, Indians, and Orioles. Egads

      and strikeout #84 for Wright

      • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

        Coke gets out of it… whahuh. o_O Even though it worked out, it was goddamn insanity to let Coke pitch to Wright. I also spotted five points up to the sky.

        • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

          was it?

          Coke vs. RHB: .250/.338/.286/.624, 8BB, 6K, 0HR
          Coke vs. LHB: .245/.310/.321/.631, 3BB, 16K, 1HR

          • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

            Wright career vs. LHP: .354/.443/.616
            Wright 2010 vs. LHP: 73 PA, .417/.493/.850

            I’m gonna go with “yeah it was”

            • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

              touche.

              well, YCPB

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUvg7Empjfg Captain Jack

    I doubt any of you are hardcore enough to appreciate this, but for my fellow Metal heads:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....r_embedded

    Pretty awesome stuff

    \m/

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    What the hell happened to Igarashi? I remember him having decent numbers

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

      Never mind, this happened

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    and the Rockies take the lead again

  • Tom Zig

    Dice-K is up to his old tricks.

    5ip, 5 hits, 4 walks, 6 ks, only 2 ER

    Nice work on averaging almost 2 baserunners an inning.

  • Total Dominication

    Sox are re-rallying.

  • Total Dominication

    Fuck, come on Rockies!

  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

    Oh, Manny Corpas pitching for the sixth time in eight days. That kind of explains a lot. Game’s not over, though, it’s Coors…

  • Total Dominication

    Come on Jason!!!!

    • Total Dominication

      Good job.

  • quantum physics

    Who knew ? that now makes it two!!

  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

    Like I said, game’s not over as Papelbon blows it for the second night in a row.

    Thank God Mo for Mariano Rivera.

  • Captain Bawls

    wtf, Pedroia 5-5? God damn it.

    • http://www.yfsf.org AndrewYF

      Bettah than Cano!

    • beer man

      3 home runs and a double? wtf…