Following this afternoon’s win against the Tigers, Joe Girardi announced that David Phelps will assume Freddy Garcia‘s rotation spot. He’ll start in Kansas City on Thursday.
YES said DJ Mitchell call-up, is that still happening? Garcia and Mitchell in the pen, Eppely to SWB?
Yes to all.
Happened this morning.
This makes me happy.
I’m nervously excited.
+1. As I said in Freddy’s game thread, time to see what the AAA kids can do.
what contributions can Freddie make from the bullpen with his noodle arm?
Sacrificial Lamb in blow outs
the freddy garcia experience, the long awaited sequel to the sergio mitre experience
So, if Joe had been quicker to make this decision, he would have stretched him out a couple more innings yesterday.
Unlikely, as he had already thrown a few innings on Wednesday, I believe.
He threw 32 pitches. Stretch him to 55. He’d be able to go 75-80 in his next appearance.
He threw 53 on Wednesday…maybe Joe sees him as “stretched out” already and maybe he can go 80 or so in the start.
LOL. This person read this on Axisa’s twitter and thought he’d be smart and type it here.
LOL? What backfired? My point was the timing of Joe’s decision, not the original idea of stetching him out. And why call me this person? Why not address me directly?
Skip Garcia’s turn yesterday and we had a good shot a sweep this weekend.
Yanks should just cut Garcia. What’s his role, back-up long reliever?
He’s our “third inning specialist” for Hughes starts.
Yanks will probably keep him on the roster and work on some stuff, let his arm rest. Once he gets a few starts out of the pen he’ll probably be released if he’s terrible or put on the DL to give him even more time without taking up a spot.
Picture Phelps’ mindset: in March he had to be thinking, “great, this team has 8 big-league starters ahead of me, then the team seems to like Banuelos/Betances better, so what am I, a 25 year-old AAA pitcher who’s TENTH in line to start?” Weeks later, he’s now the #5 starter, maybe #4 if Hughes keeps sucking. The guy must be on cloud nine after seeing little hope in March. Sorry for getting maudlin but I’m psyched for the dude.
Yeah, I’m sure Phelps is pumped. New father and new starter for the New York Yankees in the span of about a month. Pretty awesome for him.
phelps = ace in waiting
I’d settle for adequacy. Something we haven’t gotten from Garcia or Hughes. If he can have a mid 4 era and 5.5 innings per start, we’ll win more of those games than not.
(first comment in a while!) Does this mean that Andy returns to take Phil’s spot?
Depends on how Phelps & Hughes outings go, I believe.
A good Hughes start & a so-so from Phelps would likely lead to a Phelps demotion or Garcia DZfA.
Err, DFA, not DzfA…
Unless, DZfA…designated Zombie for Assignment.
Haha. I like that. Essentially, that’s what Garcia is right now: a shell of his former self… A Zombie.
How many hours until Garcia goes on the DL?
If Hughes got DL’d for “dead arm” for laziness-induced arm weakening, how about a DL diagnosis of “fat and old” for Garcia?
Best of luck to Phelps.
I think we all saw this coming, but I approve. At this point, I have more faith in the young prospect than the older junkballing vet. I like Garcia, but his leash is at an end for now. Phelps as looked impressive at times, let’s see what he can do. KC should be a good way to break him in.
the only teams with higher ops than KC:
they are no pushover offensively.
Good, hope they don’t pull the plug on him if he has one bad start. Give the kids a chance.
I foresee another unfortunate knife accident for Freddy
So says Cesar “Stairs” Cabral
Garcia is redundant with Pettitte coming back.
Does Phelps have his own IPK abbreviation? I think his stuff is somewhat similar.
“SoK” or Son of Ken
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Phil Hughes …..NEXT!!!
So, the guy that went “eenie-meenie” on Garcia vs Colon. Is he the same genius who thought getting rid of Montero…..for someone with the worst second half of 2011, was a good deal?
Betcha The Boss is calling that Yankee Doodle something a lot worse than “Macaroni”
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