Game Thread: 2010 Futures Game

Game 88: Last one before the break
Open Thread: A little vacation

Perhaps my favorite part of the All Star Break is the Futures Game, which pits a collections of baseball’s best prospect against each other. Austin Romine and Hector Noesi are representing the Yankees, a year after Jesus Montero and Manny Banuelos did the honors. Keith Law rated Romine as the 15th best prospect selected to the game (Insider req’d), though Noesi comes in towards the back of the pack. Neither player is starting the game (lineups), but don’t worry, they’ll definitely get in at some point.

ESPN2 will broadcast the game, which begins at 6pm ET. Enjoy.

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Game 88: Last one before the break
Open Thread: A little vacation
  • Pat D

    Anyone see that other article on ESPN where they “projected” the players in this game. Noesi was Oil Can Boyd (not terrible, I guess) and Romine was Humberto Cota (NNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

    • DJ

      do you have a link?

      • Pat D

        It’s part of the TMI blog, but it’s Insider and a bit too extensive to try and copy/paste.

  • Carlosologist

    Hellickson is starting for the US.

  • pat

    Dammit, so mad I can’t watch this.

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

    Nice! Thanks for the heads up Mike, today’s Yankee game is a snoozer.

  • Joe

    great game to watch every year. i attended the one at the Stadium in 08 and it was a fun experience as I remember Andrus, Montero, Pena (late replacement) and Sandoval were in the game.

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

    I saw someone with a Yankee hat warming up in the bullpen, looks like Noesi will be coming in next inning.

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

      Yep, here he is.

  • nathan

    The game is on ESPN3.com , so no bootleg sites are needed.

    • Esteban

      unless your your cable/internet company doesn’t let you see espn3

      • nathan

        thats true. thankfully mine does. But am still watching it on tv

    • Drew

      Also MLB.com

  • RalphieD

    i love noesi’s delivery

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

      This was the first time I’ve ever seen him pitch. I didn’t realize he was that tall and lanky. I’ll do a fast and dirty scouting report and see how close I get.

      Nice easy delivery, nice 2 seam fastball. Couldn’t find the curveball today and looks like a guy who throws a lot of strikes and pitches to contact. Limited ceiling, and given the other arms in the system if his future will be with the Yanks it will likely be in the bullpen.

      • Joe

        his ceiling is higher than you are giving him. the command and control will let him be a starter in the big leagues.

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

          Sure, but if it’s ‘back of the rotation’ starter it will likely be elsewhere. As we saw this week, the Yanks collect aces.

          • Joe

            Last time I checked Lee is not with the Yankees…yet. I think he has the potential to be our 5th man and could stay a while with an injury. his control is special.

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

    great job hector!

  • pat

    Hittin corners at 92-93. I’ll take it all day.

  • JMK

    Erin Andrews asked Don Baylor what his “most favorite” moment was.

    Most favorite? As a reporter, you should know better.

    Not that she’s there for her linguistic know-how or hard-hitting sports journalism.

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

      Erin Andrews-“Don, what was your most favorite moment in the game?”

      Don Baylor-“This game? I’d say when one the guys pulled out his laptop and showed me that you shave. Tremendous job, Erin. Keep it up.”

      • Ubu

        ROFLOL & ICVVM!!!

        :-)

      • JMK

        Ultimate win. Nice job, Artisteve.

  • Raf

    does Alonso have a spot on the Reds? are they planning on moving him from first base?

    • Carlosologist

      Nope. Alonso is a trade chip, considering he’s being blocked by Joey Votto.

    • Captain Jack

      I remember someone saying something about Votto moving to the outfield.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Yo quiero Romine!

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    The announcer just got the TTO’s wrong.

  • Captain Jack

    JP Riccardi ranks Boston’s farm third? WTF. Why the hell isn’t Keith Law on there instead of this stooge?

    • Pat D

      Maybe it’s just me, but Law never looks the part for TV.

      That said, I’d much rather listen to him than Ricciardi. He’d be more entertaining, for sure.

      • Captain Jack

        Riccardi at least never shies away from being openly Rude, Keith Law is always more subtle about it.

        • Pat D

          Not always. Did you read his chat last week? Subtle it wasn’t.

          • Captain Jack

            I try to keep up, but I’ve been busy lately….found employment and got into Law School.

            • Pat D

              Good for you!

              My job is such that I can completely ignore it when I’m not there. Law’s chats are always must read for me.

              From last week:
              Rob (LA):
              Can you think of any – ANY – logical reason why Garret Anderson is still on the Dodgers’ roster? His OPS+ is in the 20’s.

              Klaw:
              Veteran presents – he brings little trinkets to the park and hands them out to the other players before the games. I heard the Giants want to trade for Anderson and put him behind the plate so Posey can go work on catching right-handed screwballs in AAA.

              And then later on…
              Eric (Chicago):
              Regarding Garret Anderson, it’s presence, not presents like you receive for X-Mas or Birthday, KLAW you are the worst, get off ESPN.

              Klaw:
              Priceless. I’m sure those of you with two functioning neurons will forgive me sharing this one.

              • rbizzler

                I loved that exchange. Just priceless.

                • Pat D

                  I couldn’t believe someone was that stupid. Kept me rolling for a good 10 minutes.

          • http://www.retire21.org Mike R.- Retire 21

            Agreed, but chat KLaw and TV KLaw are two very different animals.

  • Pat D

    OK, this doesn’t have to do with this game, but they just had the ad for it, so let me say this: The ESPY’s are hosted by a Red Sox fan? Great, even more chance for anti-Yankee jokes!

    • Ubu

      Pat said- “Great, even more chance for anti-Yankee jokes!”

      ….Wait 2010 ESPYs host Seth Myers can create humor and/or inspire laughter?!?!?

      You sir, have had enough from the bar tonight! I say good night….

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Romine’s in! Woo!

    • Pat D

      Finally.

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

      Can’t wait to see an AB.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Did Sutt just say that Lyles should be a throw in for some deal? Wtf?

  • Jay C

    Did Romine enter the game yet?

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Yeah, he’s catching for the U.S. right now.

    • Alex S

      He’s catching

  • boogie down

    Looks like a perfect throw in the box score! The next generation of Yankee dominance showing its face… love it.

  • Pat D

    Not an overly terrific throw, but great result.

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

      On a curve, the kid is crazy fast, he had no shot.

  • Captain Jack

    Gunned.

  • Jay C

    OoO nevamind!! i See Em

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    So who’s batting? I can has graphic?

    • Pat D

      No, you can has Theo.

  • Pat D

    I think Romine just flied out to right. Glad to see his AB was more important than talking to Theo.

    • boogie down

      Did they even show Romine during his AB? I was completely distracted by that damn Theo interview.

      Had to go to him during a Yankee’s AB, didn’t ya, ESPN?

      • Pat D

        You know, I’m not in total agreement with everyone here who thinks that ESPN favors the Red Sox over the Yankees, but…well, that was just too coincidental.

  • pat

    He flew out, BUST.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      How will he ever handle the pressure in NY if he can’t handle the Future’s Game?!

  • boogie down

    Theo should turn around and drop a line about how he knows a prospect when he sees one to the blonde sitting behind him.

  • http://www.retire21.org Mike R.- Retire 21

    I am not prone to cursing, but… FUCK YOU ESPN!!! I listen to the brain midgets you call analysts waiting for Romine’s AB and you give me Theo Fucking Epstein giving excuses for Casey Kelly!

    • Ubu

      Breathe….One day our Ninja Gm will perform the Highlander on Epstein and the agony will cease, Mike. “The Cashman” will strike down Theo when the time is right.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    So Suttcliffe thinks all of these guys are going to be All-Stars, huh?

  • Pat D

    This pitcher has a great ‘stache.

    • boogie down

      Clay Zavada-great?

      • Pat D

        Oh, no, there’s no beating that one right now.

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

    ROMINE!!!

  • Pat D

    There ya go, Austin!

    • The Infamous Irondequoit

      Off of a Mets pitcher no less.

  • Cecala

    Romine with the double! Also Lol at this Mets pitcher sucking haha.