Apr
06

With no DH on tap, Yanks push Garcia back a week

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As both teams hit the road after their afternoon contest Thursday, the Yankees and the Twins aren’t going to be making up their rained-out game with a double-header tomorrow. Instead, tonight’s game will remain in limbo until the MLB schedulers can figure out how to get the Twins back into New York for a one-game set likely in September. Meanwhile, the Yanks are using the rainout to skip Freddy Garcia. Instead, A.J. Burnett will start tomorrow, and Garcia will not make his Bronx debut until next Friday’s affair against the Texas Rangers.

Joe will have more analysis on this development for the overnight. I have to think the Yanks will try to get Garcia some work out of the pen. By the time April 15 rolls around, it will have been 17 days since Garcia’s last Spring Training start. But on the flip side, as Cliff Corcoran noted, the Yanks will have played 13 games before needing Garcia’s services.

Categories : Asides, News

36 Comments»

  1. Teh Comp Pick says:

    How do these types of decisions get made? If it means making a September west coast trip more grueling with a playoff spot hanging in the balance, you’d think they would play two tomorrow if they had that choice.

    • I don’t know the finer points but there are negotiated rules about when teams can and cannot play. It’s too bad they couldn’t get this game in tonight basically.

  2. MONTERO IS AWESOME says:

    Benjamin, have you ever thought of making a riveraveblues app?

    That would be awesome

  3. MONTERO IS AWESOME says:

    2 answers. You have MANY viewers on this blog. People would definately pay for it. Also, I’m talking about putting one on the App Store for Itouches and Iphones. Not everyone is home all the time.

  4. MONTERO IS AWESOME says:

    And… What do you think?

  5. MONTERO IS AWESOME says:

    first of all, apps are more convenient and fast. Second, you would pay 15 Bucks to buy MLB at bat 2011. Second thing, River Ave Blues as an app would be noticed and DEFINATELY bought by viewers. There could be so much on this app. Ben?

  6. MONTERO IS AWESOME says:

    i have an idea. On a live chat or thread, take a poll. Who would buy a RAB app. That can answer your question

  7. MONTERO IS AWESOME says:

    if u make alot of money, it’d be worth it. No? PLUS, if you dont think you’ll make enough, put in some ads too. As you say, “blog advertising is good for you.”

  8. Mantle28 says:

    I would probably buy it for a buck or two. But the only upgrades I can see are push notifications and automatic updates for comments. It could notify you when a new post is made maybe.

  9. Greg G. says:

    Ben, out of curiosity, do you know the breakdown of how much traffic you get on your mobile site?

  10. MONTERO IS AWESOME says:

    So…

  11. MONTERO IS AWESOME says:

    And RAB app users will make more definately.

  12. MONTERO IS AWESOME says:

    Ben, will you bring this up to Mike or Joe? I would love this app and I’m sure others would too. A thread, chat, or poll would be great!

    • Esteban says:

      Jeez, I like your enthusiasm, but please use the Reply button.

    • Andy in NYC says:

      Remember, that 13% also includes Android users, like me, Blackberry users, etc. I’m a programmer, and I’ve looked into it; each platform means completely re-writing the app, in a different programming language. Programmers tend to really be expert in only 1 or 2 languages, so you’d likely need several developers, meaning each one would want a little more money than if you got 1 to do all the apps.

      Once you take all the other phones/tablets out, that 13% shrinks even more. You’d have to

      • Andy in NYC says:

        Dammit.
        …you’d have to charge an awful lot for the iPhone/iPad app; the other phones wouldn’t support their own apps because there’s not enough RAB users on them. Then, the owners of those phones would be pissed…

        At this point, there’s still not enough of a base of users, and the best bet is what we have, a mobile version of the blog, that works fairly well for all our phones.
        Finally- remember that many of those 13% also visit from their computers, and might not be willing to pay a lot for an app they’d use only part of the time. Perhaps a poll would be in order, or maybe even a kickstart-type deal, where nothing gets done unless enough money is raised in advance.

  13. Monteroisdinero says:

    Pavano still pitching tomorrow?

  14. Pat D says:

    Wouldn’t be stunned to see Garcia tomorrow, one way or the other, I suppose.

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