Sunday Night Open Thread

Yankees get Lance Pendleton back from Astros
Yankees do not plan to pursue Carlos Silva
(AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Cheer up, this was the last Sunday without meaningful Yankees baseball until (hopefully) late October. Run out the clock on the weekend with this open thread, so go nuts.

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Yankees get Lance Pendleton back from Astros
Yankees do not plan to pursue Carlos Silva
  • nick

    I went to the yankees vs twins game today and got a ball signed by justin maxwell, steve garison, and cano! I was two feet away from montero but he only signed one ball for some girl. I was so mad I couldn’t him to sign, but overall it was a great time.

    • Monteroisdinero

      If you go to Scranton next month, Montero is an easy autograph.

      /sad but true

      • http://twitter.com/steveh_mandaura Steve H

        As long as you don’t throw the pen at him, since he can’t catch.

  • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Matt Imbrogno

    20 teamer, Sean P’s league over at TYA, picking 11/20:

    C-Posada
    1B-Butler
    2B-G. Beckham
    3B-A-Rod
    SS-S. Castro
    OF-Swisher
    OF-Manny
    OF-Magglio
    UTIL-Damon
    UTIL-Byrd
    BN-Barton
    BN-J. Hairston

    SP-Hamels
    SP-Kershaw
    SP-Danks
    RP-Downs
    RP-Romo
    P-Matusz
    P-Floyd
    P-Lowe
    P-Nova
    P-Padilla
    P-Capuano
    P-Westbrook

    • AndrewYF

      Holy hell, that’s a fantastic team for a 20-team league. Your SP is amazing. You might just survive punting the saves category. Just be on the lookout for possible closer turnover, although all those guys are probably picked up already.

    • http://twitter.com/#!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      Some more power couldn’t hurt.

    • http://twitter.com/steveh_mandaura Steve H

      That’s a pretty ridiculous team for a 20 teamer.

      • Slugger27

        agreed with the other commenters, thats about the best team u could ever hope for in a 20 team league

    • V

      Ha, are you me? My 20-teamer also has ARod, Kershaw, Matusz, Nova, Capuano.

  • AndrewYF

    Fantasy baseball question:

    I’m on CBSSports, and it’s a weekly lineups format. However, this year they’ve decided to combine the first (half) week and second full week into one whole period, so there’s 11 days instead of the usual 7.

    So, it’s a rotisserie league and there’s no innings cap, so you really just want the most amount of innings so you don’t fall behind on strikeouts, because everyone is using at least 6 starters.

    I have Madison Bumgarner and Ervin Santana. Bumgarner’s scheduled for 1 start in this period, at San Diego. Easy decision, right? Well, Ervin Santana is scheduled for 2 starts, one in Kansas City and one at home against Toronto. However, there’s also Joel Hanrahan (Pirates closer), who has 10 games against Chicago, Colorado, and St. Louis, not exactly high-octane offenses. So he could easily replicate whatever Bumgarner’s going to do, only with some extra saves.

    I also have Brett Cecil scheduled for two starts against Minnesota and Anaheim, so I could conceivably sit him for Bumgarner. But I’m not sure, and I’d rather have that extra chance for a win.

    I’m thinking I sit Bumgarner and start Hanrahan and Santana. Is this a mistake?

  • barry

    Yankees on 30 teams tonight on MLB network. Probably worth watching…

    • http://myspace.com/bksmalls Smallz

      Didnt bring up Montero once. Boo. Said some real good things about Betances and Banuelos though

  • Jenny

    My bracket is in tatters.

  • Sabermetrically Challenged

    Charlie sheen makes me hard

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

      That sounds like a you problem.

      • Sabermetrically Challenged

        Actually it sounds like winning

        • DCBX

          I laughed.

      • Poopy Pants

        Anti-gay?

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

          Yep, you got me.

          /rolls eyes, makes wanking motion

        • JCK

          Why are you assuming “Sabermetrically Challenged” is male? And why are you assuming Mike assumed the same thing?

          It’s disturbing that Charlie Sheen makes anyone hard (male or female).

          • YankeesJunkie

            He wins at life!

          • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

            It’s the tiger blood.

    • pete

      he’s kinda the shit

  • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

    Well, if Kentucky wins on Saturday and Monday, then the entire season will be meaningless.

    Zing!

    • Pat D

      There was that one time that they didn’t both happen in the same year.

      • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

        It doesn’t work both ways.

        • Pat D

          Well all but one time that Kentucky has won, the Yankees have won, too. The first time Kentucky won, either ’46 or ’48 was the only time their win didn’t equal a Yankees WS win.

          • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

            Oh yeah I guess 1948.

  • mbonzo

    Why aren’t the Yanks interested in Silva? If they’re interested in Milwood enough to sign him, don’t you think they’d give a guy like Silva a chance too?

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

      Rothschild knows Silva from last season, I’m sure he had some input.

      • mbonzo

        It seemed like he had some improved success with Rothschild. I guess they didn’t have the best relationship.

    • CMP

      I think the Yankees would have to be concerned with adding Silva to C.C., Joba and Colon for fear someone that someone could get injured during their stampede to the buffet table.

    • http://twitter.com/steveh_mandaura Steve H

      Also, Silva seems like kind of a dick. I’ve never heard anything bad about Millwood. Even if they were both free at the same time, I think Millwood would certainly get the call. Now that Millwood has already signed, I see no reason to kick the (spare) tires on Silva.

    • http://www.twitter.com/tomzig Tom Zig

      because Silva now has a bad clubhouse guy reputation. When you’re talking about superstars teams will overlook that, but when you’re talking about someone who will give you replacement level value in return, well it may be a deal breaker.

  • Drew

    Any particular reason Buddy Carlyle started the game today? Lol

    • Monteroisdinero

      Did his “big band” perform the national anthem?

  • Yankeefan91 Arod Fan

    Is anyone attending the first 2 home series i just bough sum tickets for mondays game vs the twins.

    • http://twitter.com/yanksnats4ever Alex C.

      What time is Monday’s game??

      • Yankeefan91 Arod Fan

        7:00

  • Mat Uk

    Just had a terrible draft!

    • http://twitter.com/yanksnats4ever Alex C.

      Man idk how good nor bad I did, it was the first time ever I play fantasy baseball.

  • dkidd

    less than 100 hours until opening day

    /ready to go’d

  • Craig

    Tickets are still relatively cheap for the week of Opening Day- 4/6

  • Rafael

    Just finished a Yahoo draft in a 12-team standard stats league:

    C – Buster Posey
    1B – Mark Teixeira
    2B – Kelly Johnson
    3B – Ryan Zimmerman
    SS – Derek Jeter
    OF – José Bautista
    OF – Drew Stubbs
    OF – Tori Hunter
    UTIL – Michael Cuddyer

    BN – Omar Infante
    BN – Michael Morse

    SP – Matt Cain
    SP – Wandy Rodriguez
    RP – God
    RP – Léo Nuñez
    P – Fernando Rodney
    P – Phil Hughes
    P – Matt Garza

    BN – C.J. Wilson
    BN – Ted Lily
    BN – Derek Lowe

  • Ori

    Don’t you mean early november? Late October could mean an ALCS loss

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

      No, I believe the World Series will end in October this year. That’s why the season starts in March.

  • http://danielslifka.wordpress.com Jerome S.

    Me on Facebook:
    me: less than a hundred hours to opening say
    idiot: Jeter’s going to break his ankle on opening day and never reach 3,000 hits
    Me: why would you say that?
    oh right, cuz you’re a Met’s fan and what passes for hope at Citi is an impending sense of doom. In that context, thanks for the compliment.

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Couple of things:

    I wonder who’s the odd man out in Scranton? I think it should be DJ Mitchell. He’s most likely a reliever long term, and every other pitcher in the rotation projects as a starter somewhere.

    Season starts Thursday, were all stoked

    I have this wicked sore on my ear, any suggestions for gentle cleansers for the wound?

    • http://www.twitter.com/tomzig Tom Zig

      I would probably pop it and then use peroxide to clean it, but I’m not a doctor so don’t take my word for it haha.

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

      Definitely don’t pop anything, you’ll leave a scar, even if it’s just a small one. It’ll also take much longer to heal that way.

      Peroxide is always a safe bet for a cleanser, but dab it, don’t wipe. You’ll risk tearing something open.

      No, I’m not a doctor, but I play one on a blog.

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Holy Shit, the Cubs released Silva? Wow. I doubt he’d accept a minor league deal, but if they didn’t have Garcia I think the Yankees should pick him up.

  • Nick

    So whats happening with Romulo Sanchez?

    • Simon

      I don’t know but I hope it is at least somebody who is decent and not just some piece of garbage.

      • Simon

        In terms of a trade of some sort.

  • Total Dominication

    My draft from the RAB American Conference League, 20 teams.

    1. (10) Carlos González (Col – OF)
    2. (27) Kevin Youkilis (Bos – 1B)
    3. (46) Brandon Phillips (Cin – 2B)
    4. (63) Ichiro Suzuki (Sea – OF)
    5. (82) Mat Latos (SD – SP)
    6. (99) Roy Oswalt (Phi – SP)
    7. (118) Francisco Rodríguez (NYM – RP)
    8. (135) Starlin Castro (ChC – SS)
    9. (154) Jason Bay (NYM – OF)
    10. (171) Juan Pierre (CWS – OF)
    11. (190) Colby Lewis (Tex – SP)
    12. (207) Ian Kennedy (Ari – SP)
    13. (226) Kurt Suzuki (Oak – C)
    14. (243) David Freese (StL – 3B)
    15. (262) Tyler Clippard (Was – RP)
    16. (279) Plácido Polanco (Phi – 2B,3B)
    17. (298) Scott Baker (Min – SP)
    18. (315) Brett Cecil (Tor – SP)
    19. (334) Danny Valencia (Min – 3B)
    20. (351) Will Venable (SD – OF)
    21. (370) Scott Podsednik (Tor – OF)
    22. (387) Jon Garland (LAD – SP)

  • http://www.twitter.com/tomzig Tom Zig

    BringBackScottyProc of RAB Conference League South

    C: Joe Mauer
    1B: Luke Scott
    2B: Kelly Johnson
    SS: Starlin Castro
    3B: Alex Rodriguez
    OF: Travis Snider
    OF: Marlon Byrd
    OF: Andres Torres
    Util: Jim Jam Mash Taters
    Util: Russel Branyan
    BN: Ty Wiggington
    BN: Pat Burrell
    BN: Eric Hosmer

    SP: Justin Verlander
    SP: Dan Haren
    RP: Kevin Gregg
    RP: Octavio Dotel
    P: Carlos Zambrano
    P: John Danks
    P: Jason Hammel
    BN: Chris Narveson
    BN: Juan Gutierrez
    BN: Matt Lindstrom

    I think I did alright.

    Just going off of last year’s stats, I’m weak in the OF, but I’m hoping Snider can have a good year.

    My RPs are a bunch of question marks, I don’t even know if any of them are actual closers, but we’ll see.

  • Phishin’

    I was down at Spring Training from Thurs until Sunday and I met Joba at a bar after the Friday nifty game, the Blue Martini. He bought (forcefully) my friend and I shots. He’s a real quiet guy. I told him he looked like he was throwing hard earlier that evening, his response, “they had me at 97″…..

    • AndrewYF

      Hope he didn’t drive himself home.

      • Phishin’

        I didn’t see him leave, but he had a couple friends with him who I’m hoping saw to it that he didn’t