Wednesday Night Open Thread

2013 Draft: Riley Unroe
Nova dominates in Triple-A blowout win
(Jim McIsaac/Getty)
(Jim McIsaac/Getty)

What a splendid Wednesday. We had 80 weather (on the 20-80 scale, of course) here in New York and the Yankees cruised to a relatively stress-free win over the Indians. They only went 4-4 on their eight-game homestand, but at least they ended it with three straight wins. Flying across country to Seattle will surely be a much more pleasant experience now.

Anyway, here is tonight’s open thread. The Mets are playing the Nationals (Gee vs. Haren), and ESPN will air the Rangers at the Red Sox (Ogando vs. Lackey). You’ve also got some NHL playoff action later as well. Talk about any of that stuff and more here. Go bananas.

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2013 Draft: Riley Unroe
Nova dominates in Triple-A blowout win
  • KEN

    THE DRAFT IS ABOUT 24 HOURS AWAY. WHO DO THE YANKS PICK IF HE IS AVAILABLE?

    • Yanks200910

      i’d be happy with this Rob Kaminsky (LHP) , Kyle Serrano RHP, Oscar Mercado, SS

      • Jacob the OG

        Solid picks, would gladly take that. I find this year to be rather nice in terms of prospects IMO

    • Bob Buttons

      Who’s “he”?

    • Jacob the OG

      For the number one pick I personally would put it down to 2 choices depending on availability:

      1.Marco Gonzalez
      1A.Hunter Harvey

      After that there are a lot of guys I really like, and I LOVE Paroubek

    • jjyank

      LOUD NOISES

      • Pat D

        If you’re going to hug a child, make sure the parents are present.

      • trr

        I see what u did there!

    • Robinson Tilapia

      ALEX RODRIGUEZ

      BOOM

  • Bob Buttons

    My random take on recent news:

    Sandy Hook school, tear it down and rebuild a new school on the same site: You must be a blockhead to think this is a good idea. Tearing it down and building a new one doesn’t make it a much different place for kids. Just like how you wouldn’t forget it if the alley you first kissed your spouse in is now a record shop.

    People got kicked off the plane: It’s a pain in the ass logistically to transfer 109 people onto another plane. Also, it was delayed for 45 minutes. I don’t think the crew would like to waste time either. They are legally adults already and should be perfectly capable of adhering to safety policies and simple instructions. There was even quotes from third party people from the same plane that supports the crew. Most importantly, one of the guardians said something about nobody wants to even move around, never the less do something. Do they not know teenagers? And if any of you are still defending them, they got a different ride. And lastly, do we really have time to make sure everyone who wasn’t listening got off the plane? It’s 101 teenagers, and the flight was already delayed for takeoff. That’d be a waste of time.

    84 year old winning the lottery: Good for her. She can enjoy the sunset and even leave some to her kids, if she wishes to. (I didn’t read it.) CNN’s sub-headline: “Gloria Mackenzie, 84, passed up a payout spread over 30 years for a smaller one-time lump sum, pocketing $370.9 million before taxes, a Florida lottery official said.” Really? An 84 year old wouldn’t take a spread over 30 years?

    Newest rape victim in India: Geezus if you are a woman or know a woman in India do not let her travel in parties less than 5 people, for her sake. What a hellhole.

    Other bad news where people died: Don’t even have the heart to read it. Misfortune happens too much. Hope they are coping with it well, and RIP to the victims.

    • trr

      Bob taking the “random” part seriously

      • Bob Buttons

        On certain days I’m even more random than this.

        Really depends on how nutty I am trying to find things to do to keep myself from eating snacks throughout the day. Been putting on some extra lbs lately and it’s starting to show.

  • The Real Greg

    White Sox are doing us a solid.

    0-0 Bottom of the 12th.

    • The Real Greg

      Make that the top of the 14th.

      Still 0-0

  • Jacob the OG

    1. Anybody know of any good Knick’s blogs?

    2. Who is everyone’s prospect crush this year?

    • jjyank

      My prospect crush has been Mason after Montero was traded. Center fielder with the last name Williams? Bernie was my first favorite player ever, so it seemed like a natural fit. Unfortunately, it’s looking like a bad pick this year. I’ll stick with him, though.

      • Jacob the OG

        I think we all have a soft spot for Mason somewhere

    • McLovin

      Postingandtoasting.com is a good Knicks blog. I read it from time to time.

      • Jacob the OG

        Many thanks

        • GreenArm

          poastingandtoasting rules, knickerblogger is better. read all the knicks/celtics postgame posts. brilliant writing.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Yeah you can’t go wrong with the SB Nation blogs. I hate the Knicks and everything about them but postingandtoasting is solid.

      As for the crush it’s gotta be Sanchez. For a sleeper I’m going with Cotham.

    • Bo Knows

      1. Probably one the SB Nation, Knicks blog

      2. De Paula, Austin (healthy group)
      Banuelos, Pineda (I know but at this point he might as well be a prospect)

    • GreenArm

      oh man. knickerblogger. its fantastic.

    • Bob Buttons

      JR Murphy, the semi-forgotten catcher in the shadows of our Big Three catcher (now two), Montero, Sanchez and Romine.

  • forensic

    That picture is sort of what I imagine Girardi looks like when he makes out some of his lineups.

    • The Doctor

      Outside of putting Wells in the lineup I was actually quite pleased with what he put out there today.

    • Manny’s BanWagon

      LOL

      Who should I bat 7th, Nix, Romine or Brignac?

  • Robinson Tilapia

    “I mean….whaddaya want me to do, grow a catcher plant out there and see what pops up?”

    • trr

      If u got the seeds, we got the needs

      • forensic

        TWSS

        • jjyank

          Well done. Even I didn’t think of that initially.

        • trr

          LOL

  • Mike N

    Is the Rangers-Red Socks game blacked out in NY or something? There is some kind of John Elway retrospective on or something on ESPN2.

    Never mind, contrary to the listings, it is actually on ESPN. For some reason, the scheduled college softball game isn’t on.

    • trr

      No. I get it on ESPN on DTV

  • Mike N

    Anybody hear anything specific about what Girardi was emphatically telling Robertson in the dugout last night?

  • Hall and Nokes

    Man Noesi is getting rocked in the 14th. At this point, so long as Pineda/Campos don’t injure any of their teammates, the Yankees won the trade.

    • forensic

      Meanwhile, Addison Reed says “Anything you can do, I can do better.”

      • jjyank

        Much to the disappointment of my fantasy team.

        • Manny’s BanWagon

          Yep. I feel your pain with Reed.

  • Joe

    Fantasy H2h categories help. Just got offered this trade I give up Travis Wood, Big papi and Yasiel Puig for shelby miller and Starling Marte, what do you guys think?

    • trr

      I wouldn’t , think u should get more

    • Jacob the OG

      Oooh, I would pull the trigger if it were not for Big Papi being included, I say that kills the trade. My reasoning is that eventually Wood will throw up some stinkers and get back to a tad above league average and I do like puig but I don’t think he will be better than Marte for the remainder of the year (I really like marte(. But this is just my rationality

    • jjyank

      Keeper league, or no? I have Shelby Miller on my team, and he’s freaking killing it. Marte is kind of “meh” to me, though.

      • SDB

        Marte has speed, can steal, gets on base a reasonable amount and is being driven into score reasonably often by a pretty good (but not great) offense.

        Ortiz is streaky, I think Puig will come back to earth quickly – Shelby Miller though looks phenomenal. I’d say make the trade.

  • Jacob the OG

    “I think I could probably catch better than Stewie, but wuddya gonna do?”

  • Wheels

    Someone should come up with a caption for that photo of Girardi.

    • Wheels

      Nevermind, I see it’s already been covered.