No other Yankee prospects played. Dan Bard has already issued 3 walks in under 2 IP, this after walking 78 in 75 IP during the regular season.
“And there’s a shot of the mercurial Carlos Zambrano. I don’t know what that means, but it sounds smart.”
That just came out of the mouth of the no-talent assclown that’s in the TBS studio with Frank Thomas and Cal Ripken (who looks embarrassed beyond belief to be there, btw). Please, oh please tell me I don’t have another round-and-a-half of this ahead of me. · (14) ·
It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for: Time for the unveiling of the post-season roster.
As you may have guessed, Ron Villone is not on the roster. The gods are rejoicing. The Yanks, however, are going with no lefties in the pen. Filling the last spots are Jose Veras and, more impressively, Ross Ohlendorf. Torre really liked what he saw from Ohlendorf down the stretch. I did too. I see big things for this kid next year.
Here’s your Game 1 roster and line up courtesy of Peter Abraham. All of you Melky lovers will be happy to see he’s playing. Shelley Duncan, however, is on the bench and not in the lineup against a tough left. I wish Torre had gone with Duncan:
Jason Giambi – Most expensive bench player ever.
Shelley Duncan – He’s gotta come up big at some point this October, right?
Jose Molina – .318/.333/.439 in 71 Bronx PAs. Remember Wil Nieves?
You know how the Yankees are supposedly paying for their own stadium. Not quite, says Neil deMause in one of the few articles worth reading in the Village Voice these days. According to tax documents, among those items the Yanks asked for reimbursement from the city were crystal baseballs and bar tabs. And that’s just scratching the surface. Read the article. If you care about this obviously ridiculous situation, it’s pretty outrageous. · (2) ·
Today really sucks. Everywhere else, the playoffs begin. The Red Sox face the Angels; the Rockies and Phillies square off; and the Diamondbacks and Cubs begin their battle. But the Yankees – the only playoff team in 2006 to make it in 2007 – have to wait another 24 hours before they begin a thrilling set against the Indians.
I’m going to do a two-part playoff preview post. The first post – today’s installment – focuses around why the Yankees won’t beat the Indians. The next part – tomorrow’s bit – will discuss why the Yankees will beat the Indians. I can make compelling cases for both, and that, folks, is what makes October grand.
So powered by a pretentious sentence right here, on to the predictions:
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HWB Honolulu (3-1 loss to North Shore)
Austin Jackson: 1 for 4, 1 K, 1 SB – great to see him playing everday
Anthony Claggett: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 1 E (throwing) – allowed an inherited runner to score, so he gets stuck with the blown save
No other Yankee farmhands played.
I got the latest issue of BA’s magazine in the mail yesterday, and it contains this season’s All-Star Team for the entire minors leagues. That means all of the minors. As in all 6 affiliates of all 30 teams. On the team you’ll find five pitchers (4 starters & a reliever), and of those five, THREE are Yankees (Joba, IPK & Edwar). Redonkulus.
But the Yankees have no farm system.