Andrew Brackman active for tonight’s game

The question of the Game 2 starter
Game 153: CC vs. Price, Part II

This whole thing keeps getting weirder and weirder. We know that 2007 first rounder Andrew Brackman (along with some others) is with the big league team to work out with the coaching staff and what not, but now Chad Jennings is reporting that the Yanks have activated Brackman for tonight’s game. Not that I expect him to pitch (at all, the rest of the season), but Brian Cashman did give Joe Girardi the okay to use him.

Brackman was already on the 40-man roster, so no move had to be made. He’ll collect a few days service time but not enough to alter his arbitration or free agent clocks, and his paycheck probably won’t even change since his annual salary is presumably set by his big league contract. He’ll be easy to spot during batting practice and stuff, he’s the tall guy.

The question of the Game 2 starter
Game 153: CC vs. Price, Part II
  • SamVa

    hahaha oh lord… I can’t wait until he comes in and like K’s the side against the sox in the 7th inning of a game we are winning by ten runs and then we have the BRACKMAN TO THE PEN discussion for the next three years.

  • Rebecca-Optimist Prime-Jesus & Maquinito FTW

    Actually, Carig and Feinsand are saying that Cashman said to expect Brackman to get some work in before season’s end

  • HotCarl

    Brackman to the 8th!

  • Steve H

    Can we add him to the post earlier about the last two spots on the playoff roster? I’d rather have him than the replacment level shit-fecta (h/t Salty).

    Not going to happen (though like the post said this keeps getting weirder and weirder). It would be good to see him get some innings in though.

    • Rivera Venue Blues

      He’s not eligible for the postseason roster, no?

      • Steve H

        I don’t know the rules, but I know there are loopholes regarding injuries. My guess is that they could get him on if they wanted.

        • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          Aceves and Marte’s spots on the 60-day could provide exemptions for two pitchers (say, Ring and Brackman) who don’t meet the standard August 31st eligibilty deadline.

          • Steve H

            He can be our K-Rod circa 2002, just without the beating up old men.

            • HotCarl

              Hold your horses, TB does have Zimmer on the bench and if there is a bench clearing, we know he can be frisky.

            • MikeD

              Oh, I see. I was concerned for a second. I thought you were referring to one of the Core Four.

  • Big Stein

    What’s his number?

    • Carlosologist



      • Big Stein

        When are they gonna erect a plaque in M park for O’Neill, Bernie, and Giambi?

        • Total Dominication

          One of these things is not like the other!!!

          • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

            Yup. It’s Giambi. He wasn’t a good enough pitcher to merit getting a plaque in Monument Park.

            • Frigidevil

              *Imagines Giambi pitching, is now sad it never happened*

          • Thomas

            Obviously, it is Bernie that is a first name.

        • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder


        • Steve H

          Jeremy Giambi for forgetting to slide?

  • Carlosologist

    Brackman better pitch a scoreless garbage time inning. Doesn’t matter if we’re up or down (I’d like it for us to be up), I just want to see the biggest man in baseball pitch.

    • Rebecca-Optimist Prime-Jesus & Maquinito FTW

      brackmonster can’t take 21 cos I think Jesus uses it

      • Big Stein

        Jesus has a reputation for turning the other cheek.

        • Guest


          • Craig

            Will someone tell me what IETC is? I’m only 24 so you don’t have to treat me like an old man who still has a cell phone the size of a cordless. I’m just sick of seeing it and not knowing what it means.

            • Andy in NYC

              It’s shorthand for “I Enjoyed This Comment”.

              And I’m a lot a bit older than 24.

      • Am I the only Kevin?

        Nah, Jesus is going to get 6 – the last remaining single digit.

        • icebird753

          No, Jesus will have a new number created in his honor, tgo be unveiled in a pregame ceremony today.

          • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder


            • esteban

              I’d wager $Texas on that

        • MikeD

          They won’t give out Torre’s number.

      • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        They should give brackman the number “bust” cause thats what he is.

        why cant you lefty wingnuts see that ???


        • Rick in Boston

          Can we just bring him back for Brackman’s debut. That will be great.

          • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

            I’m sure he’s posting somewhere else on some other Yankee blog under some other comically-thinly-veiled single male name alias. He can’t be that hard to find (if you want to find him, which I don’t.)

  • Lucas AA, aka don’t_bring_in_the_lefty

    Maybe he’ll join the 60s club with Chamberlain and Hughes.

    • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Currently available 60s, and the former Yanks who’ve worn them:
      66- Steve Balboni, Jim DeShaies, Bob Lemon (Mgr), Juan Miranda (’08)
      67- Clay Christiansen, Dale Mohorcic
      68- Brad Arnsberg, Dioner Navarro
      69- Alan Mills

      • Carlosologist

        I will have undying respect for Brackman if he wears 69.

        • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          He’d been rocking 64 through his Yankee ST invites, but Romulo has that at the moment.

        • 69


      • Jorge

        ah, Clay Christiansen. brings back memories of Ray Fontenot and Vic Mata.

  • Jorge

    I would LOVE to see the Yanks go up 10-0 tonight, have CC pitch eight strong, and have Brackman come out to pitch the 9th. It’d be like Andre the Giant tagging in Big John Studd.

    • Zanath

      If we won 10-0 I’d be shocked. I’d be happy. But I’d be shocked. I do think we will win tonight, but it’s more than likely going to be a close game.

  • vin


    Had to get that out.

  • southeryankeefan

    I just went from 6 to midnight

  • John Cerra

    Why not see what he has got? Frankie Pilliere’s scouting report had him throwing a plus 94 mph fastfall touching 97, and a a knee buckling curve ball…with a decent change. Think about Joba in 2007…to throw a shut down inning out the bullpen you need 2 pitches if one is a plus fastball.

    He is a starter and can go longer…sounds better than Gaudin and Mitre…

  • John Cerra

    That’s it…I take Brackman before Javy on the post season roster.

  • Alan


    Whatever, this is a non-story. He’s up here for the end of the season to get his cup of coffee and see how the big boys handle themselves. I’ll be shocked if we see him on the mound for more than two innings over the remainder of the season.