Jun
29

Heeeeeeeeeeee’s back! Mitre’s a Yankee

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Via Tom Haudricourt, the Yankees have acquired Sergio Mitre from the Brewers for cash. He had been designated for assignment the other day. Buddy Carlyle has been DFA’ed to clear room on both the 25-man and 40-man rosters. It’s just a marginal upgrade (at best), and I think we can all agree that Mitre is better than Carlyle. This one’s for the lulz.

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  • Cy Pettitte

    speechless.

    • http://www.simdynasty.com/index.jsp?refer=Jeety jeety

      Here’s the plan… hughes takes over the eighth because he’s most valuable there… mitre starts…

      Hey it worked in 2009

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist_7 Carlosologist

    In before incessant bitching about a LONGMAN. Mitre’s probably going to take his old role back, pitching in hilarious blowouts.

  • Dela G

    You’re next, gaudin…. You’re next.

    Watch out for Scott proctor, too

  • Adam

    GTFO. Ridiculous. He must have something on Cashman. Three times off of the scrap heap.

  • http://www.youcantpredictbaseball.com bexarama

    Hahahahahahahahahahhahahahaha

    He’s not going to do anything important, but this is HILARIOUS

  • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

    Sergio Mitre > Buddy Carlyle

    That is all.

    • Nick

      i dont get why people are pissed about it either

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      I was just going to say that he can’t be any worse than Carlyle.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Oh it’s possible.

      • nycsportzfan

        WE’ll see how hes used.. If Mitre is only here for Carlyles innings, thats fine, but if hes gonna take Wades innings, or even Noesi’s innings, then it stinks… If he starts taking Ayalas innings, then we have big trouble..

  • KenC

    nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

    • Ryan

      oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

      • Yanks27rings

        oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  • jon

    it just didnt feel right without the experience on the yankees

  • mbonzo

    I like him better than Gordon.

  • Stratman9652

    Who didn’t see that coming? Really.

    • MannyGeee

      telegraphed it, really.

  • Cuso

    I think i just heard a 6-car wreck outside my house…..

  • http://twitter.com/rebeccapbp Squishy Jello Person

    I can’t stop laughing. This made my night.

  • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

    Mitre just won’t die. Lulz worthy.

  • CC’s third leg

    hopefully he doesnt start on sunday

  • TogaSean

    …strapping on my lollerskates right now

  • mike c

    AJ can’t get a break, he pitches great tonight and we still get mitre anyway

    • Official Member of the Bartolo Colon Fan Club

      wait, what? what does sergio have to do with aj

    • Slugger27

      no idea what this means

  • Operation Slade

    I like Mitre just for the simple reason that he continues to reappear somehow on this team

  • Pat D

    This is kind of funny, since they did the same thing with Gaudin last year.

    I’m sure he’s better than Carlyle, and face it, once Hughes and Soriano come back, he’s probably gone again.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      I can hope but I’m gonna doubt it.

      • Sayid J.

        I’m guessing Noesi and Gordon go down to AAA, not Mitre.

  • #24!!!!

    WOW! Thank you NYY for not making the mistake of letting good old Mitre slip through your fingers. Making my night!

  • Greg

    Lets look at Mire’s stats this year: 3.27 ERA and a 1.21 WHiP in 22 gams. Not bad.

    • mike c

      why was he DFA’d then?

      • ultimate913

        Cause would you trust Mitre against the Yanks in NYS?

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    It’d be HILARIOUS if he pitched against the Brewers tomorrow.

  • Justin

    I’m pretty sure thousands of Yankee fans just cried “NOOOO” in unison…oh the Jedi are gonna feel this one.

  • sangreal

    Well I suppose that is one way for the Brewers to win the finale.

  • A Gritty Dude’s Gritty Dude

    Big Meeeechhh

    • Ivan

      Larry Hoover!!!!!!

      • Pants Lendleton

        MITRE GETTING WORK!!!

        HALLELUJAH!

        /rick ross’d

        • Styles P

          ONE TEAM, UNDER GOD.

          REAL MITRES GETTING MONEY FROM THE ****ING START.

          THESE M*****F*****S MAD CUZ THEY HATE ME.

          STUNT SO HARD MAKE EM DFA ME.

          I THINK I’M BIG MEECCHHHHH

          THE YANKS JUST SIGNED ME.

          161 AND RIVER, THAT’S WHERE YOU’LL FIND ME.

          NOW LOOK AT BUDDY, NOW LOOK AT ME.

          YOU CAN SEE A PITCHER, HE’S WHAT I USED TO BE.

          LOOK AT THIS WAY, CASH WENT THE RIGHT WAY

          ALWAYS GETTING MONEY, THE NAT LEAGUE PAYS.

          NOW F*** A LOOGY, I’M SELF-MADE

          YOU A SUCKA PITCHER, I’M SELF-PAID.

          THIS FOR MY RICH PITCHERS (CC)

          THIS FOR MY POOR PITCHERS (BIG BART)

          JUST TOOK THE SPOT OF AN UNDER-PERFORMING B**** PITCHER.

          I THINK I’M BIG MEECH, LARRY HOOVER

          MITRE GETTING WORK, HALLELUJAH

          ONE TEAM, UNDER GOD.

          REAL MITRES GETTING MONEY FROM THE ****ING START.

          • Esteban

            best RAB comment ever. Ever.

            • sangreal

              +1

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

            holy shit, this is epic.

            prolific!!

          • http://www.youcantpredictbaseball.com bexarama

            This is the greatest.

          • T-Dubs

            I just started a slow-clap in my cubicle for this.

          • Klemy

            I don’t know. Not feeling it at all.

  • Will (the other one)

    I’m so, so, SO excited for my second Experience.

  • Phife Dawg

    Do you know Sergio?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5up4PrAbbE

    Welcome back, The Experience.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Here’s hoping he doesn’t pitch more than 20 innings this year.

  • Ivan

    Mitre is BACK!!!!!! Punch our ticket to the World Series Now!!!!

  • DF

    My nickname for Mitre Is Rasputin from here on out.

  • http://twitter.com/Bismarck1872 Jerome S.

    Anything to avoid using a Scranton arm, amiright?

  • first time lawng time

    http://riveraveblues.com/2011/.....nt-2314988

    LMAO. Good call! Makes this situation 10 times funnier, I think.

  • Skip

    He’s the freaking 25th man on the roster and the last one out of the bullpen. No big deal. Mitre was a 3.33/4.69/4.20 ERA/FIP/xFIP for us last year with very similar numbers this year. I’ll take his 51% GB rate over Carlyle’s 22% GB rate any day in Yankee Stadium.

    Funny that he’s back? Eh, whatever, I’m fine with it.

    • Slugger27

      cosign to every word of this… doesnt seem like a big deal

  • Thomas Cassidy

    Amusing, but not a bad trade. A mop-up/half way decent pitcher for nothing? I’ll take that any day. If he doesn’t work out, he gets cut. So I have no problem with this trade. That is, assuming that Girardi realizes he isn’t Ramiro Mendoza.

  • Jorge

    Far, far worse pitchers have spent time in a New York Yankees uniform than Sergio Mitre since they first acquired him. He was a victim of the numbers of the game at the start of the year. That’s not the case now. They got him for cheap. Case closed.

    Besides, now Theo can’t acquire him, in the ultimate depth move, and make him their #56 starter.

  • Justin

    Please don’t sign Sidney Ponson tomorrow….. Please don’t sign Sidney Ponson tomorrow….. Please don’t sign Sidney Ponson tomorrow….. Please don’t sign Sidney Ponson tomorrow…..

    • billbybob

      Ahh, the fat Aruban. We could have quite the collection of fat pitchers if we did sign Ponson though.

      • steve

        the finest collection in all the land

    • http://www.twitter.com/mattpat11 Mattpat11

      This definitely isn’t as bad as the Ponson love affair.

      • David, Jr.

        The best was Cody Ransom.

    • Nickel

      I forgot about ol’ Snacks.

      • Esteban

        love me some snacks pontoon

    • Will (the other one)

      Wouldn’t worry about this–I’d say there’s about a 75% chance he’s locked in the bowels of a Caribbean jail right now.

      • MannyGeee

        wait, I thought they Knight’d him in Aruba or something?

        I think he’s actually at the airport as the official ‘Wal-Mart style greeter/Ambassador’ to the island…

  • bonestock94

    Hahahahahahahaa this is fucking awesome, everyone and their mother called this

  • Stratman9652

    Forgive me for not having a clue here, but why does everyone call him the Experience? Is there a joke I missed somewhere?

    • TheLastClown

      He was known around these parts as “The Sergio Mitre Experience.”

      Because it’s such an “experience” to watch him start.

  • M-Three

    This is stupid. There was no reason to bring Mitrash back. Girardi has always overated/overvalued this guy. This guy is nothing more than a mop-up guy but Girardi acts like Mitre is a key ingredient to this team.

    I don’t care what Mitre’s number were last year for us or this year with the Brewers. He only put up those numbers because he pitch with no pressure on him what so ever. Just watch, the first oppertunity Girardi gets he will put this guy into a game with a 1-run lead and we will lose. Mitre = Carlyle and Sanit

    • jsbrendog

      yeah and cashman sucks and failed at building opitching depth!!!

    • TMiller30

      I actually heard somewhere that Mitre is a really good club house guy. Maybe with Nova/Noesi up Cashman is thinking he can be a bit of a teacher as well as a mop up guy

      I may or may not have made that up.. I just think it’s funny Mitre’s back. I have no problem with it.

  • KenC

    watch cash considerations be enough for the brewers to resign fielder XD

  • ND Mike

    I don’t know why we cant just give Igawa a chance….

    …and I’m so kidding btw.

  • John Kruk’s belly

    Cashman has found us our #2 starter!!!!! Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jimmy McNulty

    I like the move, he’s better than Buddy and he’s probably okay enough to face the bottom third of a line up in the 7th or so.

  • Mickey Scheister

    I’d rather have Mitre over Gaudin. Just when u thought he was out…they pull him back in!

  • 4everbronx

    I have not pitched since LL. I’m available.

  • caldr62np

    Unreal. Why bring back Girardi’s mistress? It’s just stupid. Hughes and Colon are coming back. They have to put Nova in the pen so we’re going to have 2 long men? Dont’ get it.

  • duzzi23

    When I got the text from my friend the Yankees got mitre back I thought he was joking cuz of the brewers series. I cant believe they got him back!! He must have pics of girardi cheating on his wife. “Of all the dramatic things sergio mitre in the Bronx hes coming back to the yankee

    /Susan waldmaned

  • Ray R

    Welcome back, Sergio! Now Cashman is a lock for executive of the year.

  • Slugger27

    what does “lulz” mean?

    • TheLastClown

      lulz

  • caldr62np

    “I cant believe they got him back!! He must have pics of girardi cheating on his wife.”

    Dude, Mitre’s the the other woman…man.

  • Ryan
  • duzzi23

    Haha prob right. sergio mistress

  • MikeD

    Nice move. Seriously. We traded him for Chris Dickerson, and now we have Dickerson and Mitre. Next Spring, we’ll trade him for someone else!

    • steve

      GENIUS!

    • http://www.twitter.com/brandonholley B-Rando

      He’s just like a quarter on a string at the arcade.

  • M-Three

    Heres what will really piss me off and I can see coming from a mile away: If when Colon and Hughes return the 2 pitchers that lose their spots on the team are Nova and Noesi. Then Mitre and Gordon stay and we have 2 mop-up guys for no reason what so ever when shouldn’t even have 1. Both Nova and Noesi are clearly better than Mitre and Gordon but I can see Girardi and Cashman doing something stupid like that. We would then have a bullpen of 2 dominant relievers in Mo and D-Rob, an inconsistent lefty in logan, a guy who we really don’t know what he is yet in Wade, Ayala(what ever role he actually fills) and two mop-up guys who can’t handle pressure and don’t have good stuff. That would an embarassment.

    • mkrozansky

      Calm Down Bro

    • MannyGeee

      Cool story bro

  • Tim

    Nobody is asking the real question here, though…

    Does Sergio Mitre meet the “he’s better than Mitre” requirement?

    I say, “Yes!”

    • MannyGeee

      Like I said a few days ago, in the ultimate case of irony:

      Mitre now officialy passes the ‘Better Than Mitre’ test!

      #MindBlown

      • http://www.twitter.com/brandonholley B-Rando

        World crumbles.

  • Dave

    The fact that 90% of RAB posters get upset with Sergio Mitre(who is way better than Buddy whoever) shows you they are disconnected from the rest of the world and need to take a break from the Yankees.

    • sangreal

      Maybe you’re the one taking things too seriously if you think everyone is genuinely “upset”

  • jsbrendog

    THE EXPERIENCE!!!!!

  • http://www.twitter.com/brandonholley B-Rando

    Just wanted to give a big thanks out to my fellow RAB-ers. This thread is full of just good old fashioned fun.

  • Mike

    Yes, like the rest of you, I would take Mitre over Carlyle. However, what the Yankees need is another lefty reliever, not another long relief pitcher. Hughes and Colon will be back, therefore Gordon and another pitcher (quite possibly Mitre) will be gone. Nova or Garcia would then be the long man.

    What they should have gotten is a lefty reliever. They still can of course, but picking up Mitre makes no sense whatsoever

  • Christian

    Horrible decision mitre sucks