Open Thread: Name the 2011 Yankees

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Spoiler: He’s one of the answers to the quiz. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Nothing terribly interesting has happened on this date in Yankees history, so instead I’ll leave you with this Sporcle quiz. All you have to do is name every player that played for the 2011 Yankees in ten minutes or less. Easy enough, right? Well, you’ll be surprised. I missed four players, but I thought only one of those four was obvious. Give a try, post your scores in the comments.

After you’ve done that, use this as your open thread. There is a football game tonight, the Jets are playing the Broncos in Denver at 8:20pm ET. The game will be on the NFL Network nationally and on WPIX 11 locally. The Islanders are also playing. Talk about whatever you like here, it’s all fair game.

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  • https://twitter.com/richardiurilli Richard Iurilli

    I did that quiz last night and missed Sanit, Garrison, and Valdes. Got Buddy Carlyle with seconds to spare.

    The 2009 Yankees quiz was also fun: http://www.sporcle.com/games/y.....09_yankees

    • IRememberCelerinoSanchez

      Same with me, only I somehow forgot Proctor (but got Valdes).

  • matt

    mike, which ones did u miss

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

      Marquez, Proctor, Garrison, and Whelan.

      • Rondell Williams

        I missed Proctor, Garrison, Brian Gordon and Valdes.

  • Soriano Is A Liar

    Man, that is tough, especially when you have most them filled in, with 10 blank RP spots open. I missed Sanit, Garrsion and Valdes too, plus Jeff Marquez.

    • Matt Montero

      I had the same problem, except somehow I missed Dickerson too because I couldn’t remember his name.

      • IRememberCelerinoSanchez

        That was my issue with Sanit. “The Cuban guy. Bad pitcher. Eventually released. …”

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    I got everybody except Steve Garrison and Raul Valdes. (although I had to look up how to spell Amauri Sanit)

  • Jimmy McNulty

    New CBA is final.

    • Plank

      Have you found the details anywhere? I can’t find anything other than that it will be announced Monday.

      • Jimmy McNulty

        Nothing other than that, it’s been finalized though. So suck it other sports!

      • Jimmy McNulty

        Well fuck, it sounds like Robothal jumped the gun.

  • Frank

    Can’t believe I remembered Brian Gordon. missed buddy carlye….

  • Ed

    How could I forget Pants Lendleton?????? And 7 forgettable others.

  • Mike HC

    Missed 10, all relievers. Most disappointed with forgetting Mitre (although on second thought, I’m also quite thankful I don’t remember that) and also old favorite Proctor. The others I should have done better with considering the suburb minor league coverage here at RAB, but even then I couldn’t remember a bunch of those either.

    • JAG

      I forgot 10 too, all relievers, probably the same guys. I gave up with 50 seconds left after realizing I was never going to remember Sanit or Laffey’s names.

  • Dino Velvet

    Red Sox September collapses continues into November

    Lucchino undercut his new general manager by rejecting his strong recommendation for manager, and he has now taken hiring process away from baby-Ben and is focusing on… wait for it.. bobby Valentine. Talk about making a dysfunctional situation/team even worse.

    • mt

      Yes, dysfunctional process but I was shocked at the level of manager they had been considering.

      They need somebody who can tell Josh Beckett (who given his 2 World Series probably thinks he knows everything in the world) and others like him to STFU when necesssary. I did not see Sveum and MacKanin doing that.

      Bobby V has not won a World Series which may hurt him but he will get in people’s faces if need be.

  • mt

    Missed 2 – Pena (oops) and Mitre(I am sure a mental block) – did pretty good remembering the Garrisons, Laffeys, and Sanits of the world.

  • Rey22

    Damn, completely forgot about Carlyle, Marquez, Laffey and Whelan. Felt good getting Sanit, Garrison and Valdes though.

  • vin

    Pants, Carlyle, Sanit, Marquez, Proctor (doh). Maybe if I played the final 6 minutes I would’ve come up with them, but they’re fungible relievers anyway.

  • Thomas Cassidy

    Sabathia
    Nova
    Darvish
    Burnett
    Hughes

    Rivera
    Robertson
    Soriano
    Chamberlain
    Wade
    Logan
    Noesi

    Jeter
    Granderson
    Cano
    A-Rod
    Tex
    Swisher
    Montero
    Martin
    Gardner

    Nunez
    Chavez
    Cervelli
    Jones

    The 2011 Yankees.

    • Thomas Cassidy

      I mean 2012.

    • vin

      So add Darvish, re-sign Jones and Chavez and call it an off-season? I’m down.

      • Thomas Cassidy

        Unless the Yankees make a trade for a solid number two. The prices are too high for them I’d bet because the FA market sucks.

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      Here’s mine:

      Sabathia
      Nova
      Hughes
      Burnett
      Garcia

      Rivera
      Robertson
      Soriano
      Wade
      Logan
      (insert righty or 2nd loogy until Joba comes back)
      Noesi

      Jeter
      Granderson
      Cano
      A-Rod
      Teixeira
      Swisher
      Jesus
      Martin
      Gardner

      Nunez
      Laird
      Jones
      Cervelli (wouldn’t be surprised if it was someone else)

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      CC
      Danks
      Nova
      Hughes
      Garcia

      Jeter
      Granderson
      Cano
      A-Rod
      Tex
      Jesus
      Swisher
      Martin
      Gardner

      Mo
      Robertson
      Soriano
      Joba
      Wade
      Kontos
      Logan

      Jones
      Dickerson
      Nunez
      Back up C

      This would be opening day.
      Noesi would be in AAA starting along with Betances and Banuelos.
      And yes, I think they’ll “Derek Lowe” Burnett. (or at least put him in the pen)

      • Plank

        How will they get Danks?

        • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

          Phelps and Romine, If the White Sox say no, offer perhaps Laird or Noesi in addition.

      • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

        That’s my ideal lineup up and down actually, but it’s tough to predict trades.

    • bankers hours

      Sounds pretty close, I like Cano in the 4 hole between Arod and Tex and Montero ahead of Swisher, it gives left right all the way down the order and negates the 2 leftys at the top late in games with Grandy and Cano. I think it’ll help Arod a lot and Tex is still good protection for Cano. I think Cano will be the MVP next year. Darvish would be a great sign and protect the young players from being traded. I also like Buehrlue to replace Burnett even if the Yanks need to eat AJ’s salary to dump him. He’s too erratic and undependable. I’m tired of listening to game 2 of the 2009 WS, please.

  • Pat D

    38. Only 38.

    I’m ashamed.

    • Mickey S

      Me too, I cheated and ended with 48/48, but the forgettable RPs did me in and damn Joba and Texs spellings!

  • J

    If they did this quiz every year I would continue to guess Mitre. It’s always interesting to see how they can manage to bring him aboard for his obligatory handful of mop-ups each year.

  • bg90027

    Every time there’s a quiz like that, I waste about 30 seconds trying to remember how to spell Tex’s name. I always forget the i between the e and the x.

    It also wouldn’t accept my spellings of “that reliever Luis Somethingorother” for Ayala and “that other scrub lefty” for Aaron Laffey.

  • Damix

    Missed 10. All RP (Except Brian Gordon)

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    I didn’t do so great, 41 out of 48. I missed Joba (I feel terrible about that), Carlyle, Gustavo Molina, Garrison, Brackman, Pants, and Sanit.

  • Ed

    This quiz is clearly malfunctioning. I tried answering “Feliciano” and it wouldn’t work. Did I spell it wrong, maybe?

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      He didn’t make an appearance this year.

      • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

        I’m sure he was kidding.

        • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

          You’re probably right

    • http://twitter.com/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

      I’m not sure if that was intended to be funny, but I chuckled a bit.

  • It’sATarp

    Brian Gordon, Sanit, Marquez and Garrison…curse you AAA yankees. I actually spent the season trying to remember the names knowing one day there will be a sprocle quiz on it and my friend would make me take it =\

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    Here’s the Mitchell Report quiz.

    I’m not even going to begin to try it, at the moment I can only remember a small handful, but thought I’d pass it along if someone does want to try it.

  • http://twitter.com/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

    Actually spelling Tex’s name out cost me at least a minute. I before E my ass.

    • Pat D

      That’s why I always call him “Teix.” I never mistype his name any other time.

  • http://www.twitter.com/howienewville Howie

    44/48

    Missed Pants Lendleton, Sanit, Proctor and Marquez

  • Yes That One

    Missed eight including Mark Teixeira… yes, seriously. Forgot all about him.

    • JAG

      I only remembered him when I realized the number in parentheses was the number of games played at that position. The thought process went: “Who on earth played 150 games at 1B? …oh. Right. …how do I spell that…”

  • Plank

    Anyone have a guess where Brackman will play next year?

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      Red Sox will sign him to a minor league deal.

      • Chip

        You know what, he could break camp in their starting rotation if he did and had a big spring training.

  • http://www.youcantpredictbaseball.com bexarama

    I missed freaking Montero.

    • Chip

      Fan card revoked

    • Pat D

      You have brought shame upon your houses!

    • Sarah

      You just assumed he’d already been traded for Cole Hamels, that’s all.

  • Chip

    Ugh, stupid relievers. I missed Sanit, Gordon, Carlyle, Marquez (don’t remember him playing at all), Proctor and Valdez.

  • Crime Dog

    Scott Proctor was the only one I missed. Scott. Proctor.

    Strikes Again

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      Scott Proctor threw the last pitch in the Yankees regular season, how could you forget him?

      • Sarah

        I forgot him too, and when I saw his name, I facepalmed.

  • http://twitter.com/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

    Seriously couldn’t figure out why “Lendleton” wasn’t working.

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

    Wow, I almost nailed the quiz, I completely forgot about Buddy Carlyle & Amauri Sanit.

  • YanksFanInBeantown

    37/48

    10 Relievers and Brian Gordon, but I should have known Boone Logan and Scott Proctor

  • Dino Velvet

    Sanchez = Bust

  • scooter10

    Missed five…. Ayala, Pendleton, Sanit, Carlyle, Marquez. Should have gotten Ayala and Pendleton.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/KChinmaster KenC

    Missed three. Marquez, Garrison, and MEAT TRAY!

  • LazzeriScooter

    Tebow FTW!!!

    You da Man!!

  • Yo! I’m Chris

    46/48 missed Pants & Sanit.

  • http://twitter.com/clintholzner Clint Holzner

    I got 44/48

    Missed:
    Laird (stupid)
    Kontos (slightly less stupid)
    Marquez (slightly less stupid
    Whelan (acceptable)

  • Brian in NH

    i’m embarassed to admit i only got 35. can’t believe i missed wade a boone logan

  • Leg-End

    Jeff Marquez cost me a perfect score.

  • Operation Slade

    I feel so dumb 47/48…I missed Betances!!!

  • Ed

    I got 43 out of 48. I missed Brian Gordon, Buddy Carlyle, Jeff Marquez, Kevin Whelan, and Steve Garrison.

    I should have gotten Carlyle, pretty upset with myself.

  • Chris G.

    I got lucky. I got 48/48. I almost forgot about Granderson though and thought I typed in Montero but didn’t. Good thing I looked over the list real well or else I would have missed those two. I was too busy thinking about the Gordon’s, Laffey’s, Sanit’s, and Valdes’s. Got em all though which makes me happy.