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Jughead10
04-02-2007, 08:09 AM
Discuss the New York Yankees. The Giants are now officially associated with the Yankees, the way it should be. The Mets can be associated with that other team who rents out Giants stadium.

Jay
04-02-2007, 08:32 AM
The Yankees lineup is as scary as ever, but I'd be really worried about the pitching.

Looking forward to another great year in our awesome rivalry. Being involved in Sox/Yankees is unlike anything else in sports. \m/

Jughead10
04-02-2007, 08:49 AM
We do have someone who has been to an All Star game in the lineup 1-8. And we could have someone who has hit 20 HRs in 120 games coming back to that form in the 9th spot with Phelps. I honestly think this is the best Yankees team in the last 5 years. I can't stress how much better Abreu fits in this team than Sheffield. Not even because of Sheff's attitude. More because Abreu is a perfect 3 hitter with his OPB. The Yankees of the late 90's would walk their way to the championship.

As for the pitching, if they are healthy, the staff is better than last year. Thats all I can ask. The bullpen is as well. And on top of that there are plenty of guys in AAA who could come in an contribute in the bullpen as well as starting staff. Mostly because of some smart trades made by Cashman these last two years.

GiantRutgersFan
04-02-2007, 09:13 AM
Yea, I think the Yanks have a great shot if we can stay healthy.

OSUGiants17
04-02-2007, 09:22 AM
Yea, I think the Yanks have a great shot if we can stay healthy.
I aggree but we have a great farm system(Hughes,Karstins, Rasner, Sanchez, Tabata, Melkey i know he isn't in the farm system but he will play for injured OF & the same goes for Philips) so if the injuries aren't all bunched up we will do fine.
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Jay
04-02-2007, 10:00 AM
Hughes is going to be a good one. It's too bad he grew up a Red Sox fan...

LTgiants
04-02-2007, 10:13 AM
mets rule screw u jughead

Jughead10
04-02-2007, 10:29 AM
Hughes is going to be a good one. It's too bad he grew up a Red Sox fan...

Why is that again. Cause his father grew up in Mass? I know he was born in Georgia and raised in Cali so it is peculiar he grew up a Sox fan.

Jughead10
04-02-2007, 10:30 AM
mets rule screw u jughead

Since when do they rule. Certainly not since you were born.

Damix
04-02-2007, 11:36 AM
Skipping classes today for opening day =D

Jughead10
04-02-2007, 11:37 AM
Skipping classes today for opening day =D

I'm taking lunch an hour later. So I can go to the bar down the street and at least catch the first hour. The rest I'll have to follow on ESPN's updating thing.

Damix
04-02-2007, 11:40 AM
I'm taking lunch an hour later. So I can go to the bar down the street and at least catch the first hour. The rest I'll have to follow on ESPN's updating thing.

Ahh, it actually worked out, I had nothing to do today in class

ny10804
04-02-2007, 11:43 AM
My Easter break has already started, so, yay for me.

I've got a bad feeling about Pavano today.

Jughead10
04-02-2007, 11:45 AM
My Easter break has already started, so, yay for me.

I've got a bad feeling about Pavano today.

I'm not so much worried about him as I am Kazmir. The one thing about our lineup that isn't so hot is there are too many lefties.

ny10804
04-02-2007, 11:50 AM
Yea, every time Kazmir pitches against us he has a good game, pretty much. Was it Mussina who he had that awesome duel with last year? IIRC we ended up losing.

As long was we can get him out of the game by the 6th inning, we'll be good. That's why I love Abreu, Giambi, Damon, and Jeter -- they take so many pitchers per at bat = early exit for the SP.

Jughead10
04-02-2007, 11:51 AM
As long was we can get him out of the game by the 6th inning, we'll be good. That's why I love Abreu, Giambi, Damon, and Jeter -- they take so many pitchers per at bat = early exit for the SP.

Melky does the same as well, when he gets to play. Abreu sees the most pitches in the majors I think. And he is a walking machine. This team is built more like the Yankees of the late 90's. Batters will see a lot of pitches and take the walk. Then the Yanks can beat on the bullpens. Anyway, Im out. I gotta leave now to make sure I get a spot at the bar for the game.

Jay
04-02-2007, 12:24 PM
Why is that again. Cause his father grew up in Mass? I know he was born in Georgia and raised in Cali so it is peculiar he grew up a Sox fan.

No idea, just going off the stories I've read.

Didn't take long for ARod to get booed.

Forenci
04-02-2007, 01:05 PM
Is there any chance this thread can be moved elsewhere? I mean, after all, not all Giants fans are inherently Yankees fans, nor are all Yankees fans inherently Giants fans.

Not to mention this is the Giants Team Forum, and I'm not quite sure why baseball would be thrown into the fray with football.

Sorry if I sound like I'm whining and complaining about this, just seems like it'd be better suited in perhaps a whole new thread like, "Other Sports" or something.

Jughead10
04-02-2007, 01:17 PM
Actually if any team would be associated with the Giants it would be the Yankees. Steinbrenner has always had a long relationship with the Mara family.

Jughead10
04-02-2007, 01:30 PM
Classic Yankees today. Making Kazmir work.

Forenci
04-02-2007, 01:42 PM
Actually if any team would be associated with the Giants it would be the Yankees. Steinbrenner has always had a long relationship with the Mara family.

Indeed. However, what I meant to say was, there may be people who dislike the Yankees or Mets for that matter (I don't happen to be one of them), who'd rather see it on another forum rather than the Giants Team Board.

It just seems odd to have people talking about the Yankees and Mets on an inherently football site, not to mention a place designated solely for New York Giants discussion. Thought it was the point of making this Team Discussion area.

Of course, I may be wrong. It's just my opinion.

Jughead10
04-02-2007, 01:43 PM
Indeed. However, what I meant to say was, there may be people who dislike the Yankees or Mets for that matter (I don't happen to be one of them), who'd rather see it on another forum rather than the Giants Team Board.

It just seems odd to have people talking about the Yankees and Mets on an inherently football site, not to mention a place designated solely for New York Giants discussion. Thought it was the point of making this Team Discussion area.

Of course, I may be wrong. It's just my opinion.

Well this seems to the course the site was taking. Brewers thread in Green Bay forum, Sox in Patriots forum, etc. It is better than having them in the off topic section.

Forenci
04-02-2007, 01:47 PM
Aye, I agree with that, and I guess with out a whole new "Other Sports" area, it somewhat narrows it down to this or the Off-Topic section.

However, the Mets forum should be allowed even though I'm not really a Mets fan. I would much rather jump off the Brooklyn Bridge than go into the Jets forums to say anything about the mets as a Giants fan.

MaxV
04-02-2007, 01:49 PM
The idea of "Other Sports" forum is a very good one. Unfortunately, it's unlikely.

Jughead10
04-02-2007, 01:52 PM
The idea of "Other Sports" forum is a very good one. Unfortunately, it's unlikely.

I agree. I wouldn't mind that. It's annoying to have one giant NHL discussion with many topics being discussed randomly within.

Jughead10
04-02-2007, 02:00 PM
Why did Damon come out? Don't tell me he is hurt already.

GiantRutgersFan
04-02-2007, 02:13 PM
How bad did Arod get booed???

I dont get YES at school and they blacked out ESPN which sucks

Jughead10
04-02-2007, 02:15 PM
How bad did Arod get booed???

I dont get YES at school and they blacked out ESPN which sucks

He got cheered loudly before the game. After the Error and SO, not so much.

ny10804
04-02-2007, 02:17 PM
They said something about strained calves. Didn't sound serious though.

Jeter with the bases loaded...

ny10804
04-02-2007, 02:19 PM
They said something about strained calves. Didn't sound serious though.

Jeter with the bases loaded...

And he gets a 2 run single.

C'mon Bobby.

GiantRutgersFan
04-02-2007, 02:21 PM
He got cheered loudly before the game. After the Error and SO, not so much.

its starting already....

Damix
04-02-2007, 02:30 PM
He got booed after the error but not after his at bats, even Jeter got a little booed after the error

throwback54milkman
04-02-2007, 03:45 PM
he got cheered pretty loud after the Homer

Damix
04-02-2007, 04:06 PM
Good way to start the season, Im excited about the bullpen

bigbluedefense
04-02-2007, 07:40 PM
Am I a judis for being a Giants and Mets fan? I always root for blue...

P-L
04-02-2007, 07:45 PM
To respond to what Max and Jug were talking about, a Sports forum is likely at this point. It's just a question of when.

Jughead10
04-04-2007, 07:55 AM
I'm so pissed I won't be able to see Andy Pettitte's first start as a Yankee again. Damn these April day games on weekdays.

Number 10
04-04-2007, 08:03 AM
I'm so pissed I won't be able to see Andy Pettitte's first start as a Yankee again. Damn these April day games on weekdays.

Tell me about it, I wasn't able to watch Monday's game either. And I purposely cancelled my plans on Thursday night solely because I need to watch the Yanks, something I am taking some heat for but there wasn't any way that I was going to miss the first 3 games of the season, Devil Rays or not.

Damix
04-04-2007, 09:10 AM
Hey shutup, I'm in Virginia, I get only the games that we play the O's. Can't wait till summer and being home with YES

Jughead10
04-04-2007, 10:07 AM
Doesn't matter. Game was postponed because of weather.

Jughead10
04-04-2007, 12:42 PM
Also Johnny Damon would have been out of the linup again today. He said his injury definately feels worse than just cramps. Torre says its day to day. We'll see.

Damix
04-04-2007, 01:38 PM
Damnit, well atleast Melky gets some playing time

Jughead10
04-04-2007, 01:46 PM
Damnit, well atleast Melky gets some playing time

Yup, he would have been penciled in CF had they played the game today. Cano also would have led off in Damon's absence.

BuckNaked
04-04-2007, 02:43 PM
Yup, he would have been penciled in CF had they played the game today. Cano also would have led off in Damon's absence.

I think Jeter would have been a better fit at lead off rather than Cano in Damon's absence. Cano just doesn't have that speed you look for from the #1 spot.

Jughead10
04-04-2007, 02:44 PM
I think Jeter would have been a better fit at lead off rather than Cano in Damon's absence. Cano just doesn't have that speed you look for from the #1 spot.

I agree. I'd rather see Jeter #1 and Cano #2 in the lineup with Damon out. But Torre said it would have been Cano leading off.

Damix
04-04-2007, 03:02 PM
Cano has never taken a pitch in his life, thats not what you want with a #1 hitter =/

Jughead10
04-04-2007, 03:03 PM
Cano has never taken a pitch in his life, thats not what you want with a #1 hitter =/

Thats basically why I wouldn't bat him there. However his OBP is higher or as high as most leadoff hitters because his avg is so damn high.

Damix
04-04-2007, 03:09 PM
I expect to be near 300 this year with a little more power. He probably put him there to keep the l/r going

BuckNaked
04-04-2007, 03:50 PM
His average will dip a bit from when he hit .342 last year, but I believe he'll be able to get into the 20 home run range.

Giantsfan1080
04-04-2007, 03:56 PM
I think we'll see Cano bat .330 or higher every year. I'm not sure how much his other tools will develop but just hitting in this lineup guarantees he'll hit for a high average. His homers should go up more this year but maybe by 5-8?

BuckNaked
04-05-2007, 12:33 AM
I think we'll see Cano bat .330 or higher every year. I'm not sure how much his other tools will deverlop but just hitting in this lineup guarantees he'll hit for a high average. His homers should go up more this year but maybe by 5-8?

Considering he was hurt for a small portion of the year also dipped him numbers, but 5-8 sounds realistic.

Giantsfan1080
04-05-2007, 12:49 AM
Yeah I was thinking about his injury while typing that. I think his 2B numbers will drop a little and those homer numbers will go up.

Jughead10
04-05-2007, 07:28 AM
Cano did hit a a ton of doubles last year. I think he was 9th in the majors even after missing all that time.

BuckNaked
04-05-2007, 11:54 PM
He performed well from the leadoff spot today, getting a few hits. Anyone know when Damon is coming back?

GiantRutgersFan
04-06-2007, 12:14 AM
not sure.

Cano did well today.


But man, A-Rod. How many times can a guy do the same exact thing? A big hit right there, and he would get the fans on his side, yet he blows it once again...

I really dont think he is gonna make it through the year as a Yankee

Jughead10
04-06-2007, 07:19 AM
He performed well from the leadoff spot today, getting a few hits. Anyone know when Damon is coming back?

If Damon can't play by Sunday the Yanks said they are going to put him on the 15 DL retroactive to April 3rd. They would probably call up Kevin Thompson and Damon would eligible to come back on the 18th I believe.

NYGibril28
04-06-2007, 08:49 AM
I'm going to the game against Cleveland April 19th, lookin forward to it, sittin with the Bleacher Creatures

Jughead10
04-06-2007, 09:31 AM
I'm going to the game against Cleveland April 19th, lookin forward to it, sittin with the Bleacher Creatures

I'm going Saturday. Igawa on the mound. I'll be sitting up top on the first base line. I used to sit in the bleachers all the time. But since turning 21 beer is a must at the ballpark. And unfortunately it isn't served in the bleachers for obvious reasons.

BuckNaked
04-06-2007, 09:40 AM
I'm going Saturday. Igawa on the mound. I'll be sitting up top on the first base line. I used to sit in the bleachers all the time. But since turning 21 beer is a must at the ballpark. And unfortunately it isn't served in the bleachers for obvious reasons.

I'm excited about Igawa pitching. He pitched very good during spring training and hopefully he can pitch as good as Matsuzaka did yesterday.

Damix
04-06-2007, 09:41 AM
In one more month I'll be at most games, I wonder what my damn parents are doing with my ticket right now =/

Anyway, wang is probably crapping himself right now with the infield D being what it is

Jughead10
04-06-2007, 09:44 AM
In one more month I'll be at most games, I wonder what my damn parents are doing with my ticket right now =/

Anyway, wang is probably crapping himself right now with the infield D being what it is

I'm not too worried about the D. It was cold and the Rays can run. Between having to rush and the weather, I think that caused a lot of the errors. I mean Jeter already has 1/5th as many errors in two games as he did all season last year. The D will get better as more games are played.

Number 10
04-06-2007, 10:05 AM
That was one of the ugliest games I have seen in awhile. How is it that the D-Rays always seem to bring out thr worst in the Yanks.

Jughead10
04-06-2007, 10:08 AM
That was one of the ugliest games I have seen in awhile. How is it that the D-Rays always seem to bring out thr worst in the Yanks.

Speed, thats how. But we are going from end of the spectrum to the next. Recently the Rays have brought out the worst in the Yanks and the O's have brought out the best. We have owned them in the last 2-3 years.

Damix
04-06-2007, 01:27 PM
cept adam lowen, he killed us twice last year

Number 10
04-07-2007, 01:07 PM
I need help guys.

I have sweet tickets to the Yanks-Red Sox game on the 28th, draft day. Game is at 4 PM therefore I would likely miss almost the entire first day. What would you do if you were a big Yankee fan? I am a bigger Giants than Yankees fan but in all reality, Yanks-Red Sox is a big deal and the seats are 5 rows off the field while the draft is something that is something you can read about.

GiantRutgersFan
04-07-2007, 01:48 PM
I need help guys.

I have sweet tickets to the Yanks-Red Sox game on the 28th, draft day. Game is at 4 PM therefore I would likely miss almost the entire first day. What would you do if you were a big Yankee fan? I am a bigger Giants than Yankees fan but in all reality, Yanks-Red Sox is a big deal and the seats are 5 rows off the field while the draft is something that is something you can read about.


Yanks/Sox has got to happen my man. Maybe see if you can trade em with someone for the Friday game instead?



Matsui is injured again. Hopefully the Yanks give Bernie a call

Damix
04-07-2007, 02:03 PM
Why? I'd rather see Thompson up.

scottyboy
04-07-2007, 03:28 PM
WHAT A HUGE GRAND SLAM by a-rod!!!!!!!!!

OSUGiants17
04-07-2007, 04:33 PM
A-rod Is Amazing!!!!!!!!
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BuckNaked
04-07-2007, 05:02 PM
Only took him three years.

ricky bobby
04-08-2007, 09:57 AM
A-Rod for MVP.

Jughead10
04-08-2007, 10:41 AM
I need help guys.

I have sweet tickets to the Yanks-Red Sox game on the 28th, draft day. Game is at 4 PM therefore I would likely miss almost the entire first day. What would you do if you were a big Yankee fan? I am a bigger Giants than Yankees fan but in all reality, Yanks-Red Sox is a big deal and the seats are 5 rows off the field while the draft is something that is something you can read about.

What GRF said. You should seriously call a ticket broker. You could probably switch those seats for similar seats to one of the other games. They might charge you a small fee but I doubt its much.

Paul
04-08-2007, 10:44 AM
Do You guys have a 5th starter? And where is Mussina, is he injured?

BuckNaked
04-08-2007, 11:00 AM
It's going to be Darrel Rasner

BuckNaked
04-08-2007, 06:05 PM
We are looking pitiful so far this year. Andy Pettite had to come out of the bullpen today. Our pitching is looking horrible. Not to mention Matsui is on the DL.

Jughead10
04-09-2007, 07:26 AM
I'm not worried about the pitching. I'll be worried if this problems continue through the road trip. This weather is really effecting everyone. Same for Matsui. This was a guy who never got injuries like this. The break last year was a freak thing on a diving catch. These strains were the injuries he never got that allowed him to play so many games in a row. The same with Damon. Never been on the DL but came close to being put on it. These outfielders can't keep loose because of the cold and are tweaking their muscles.

Damix
04-09-2007, 09:23 AM
I'm also not worried, I posted in the MLB thread, our hitting has been there, and we are getting great contributions from the bullpen. Starters will come around to be decent, not great but solid.

Jughead10
04-09-2007, 09:27 AM
I'm also not worried, I posted in the MLB thread, our hitting has been there, and we are getting great contributions from the bullpen. Starters will come around to be decent, not great but solid.

The bottom line to me is that there is no doubt both our starters and bullpen are better then they have been the last two years. And the last two years they have been good enough to win 95 and 97 games. We'll be fine like you said.

Jughead10
04-12-2007, 07:57 AM
Chase Wright in two starts has absolutely dominated in AA in his two starts. He will be moved up as soon as it gets warmer or when someone from AAA gets called up to the Yanks.

BuckNaked
04-13-2007, 10:54 PM
Igawa is pitching pretty good today. Nice to see that after an abysmal first start.

OSUGiants17
04-15-2007, 01:42 PM
Giambi's HR in the 13th=Yankees victory
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Damix
04-15-2007, 02:43 PM
Bullpen=screwed

scottyboy
04-15-2007, 02:46 PM
Bullpen=screwed

yea, especially with moose and pavano now on DL. now relying on young pitchers to go 6,7,8 innings. hopefully andy goes at least 7 tonite

Damix
04-15-2007, 02:55 PM
If andy has a bad start, we have at best 3 relievers available

Jughead10
04-15-2007, 06:18 PM
Chase Wright in two starts has absolutely dominated in AA in his two starts. He will be moved up as soon as it gets warmer or when someone from AAA gets called up to the Yanks.

Looks like we will need him in the Bronx before he ever gets to pitch in AAA.

Damix
04-15-2007, 06:29 PM
So I'm upset about the loss today, but when you think about it, who lost us the game? Jeter and Mo did, the 2 players you know will perform in October. And it hardly matters the beginning of the season

art vandelay
04-15-2007, 06:32 PM
When will the Phillip Hughes era begin? Definitely sooner than later. I'm guessing that he gets called up within the next 2 weeks.

scottyboy
04-15-2007, 06:33 PM
So I'm upset about the loss today, but when you think about it, who lost us the game? Jeter and Mo did, the 2 players you know will perform in October. And it hardly matters the beginning of the season

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Damix
04-15-2007, 06:49 PM
When will the Phillip Hughes era begin? Definitely sooner than later. I'm guessing that he gets called up within the next 2 weeks.

I'm one of the few that doubts he gets called up till Septemeber if at all this year.

OSUGiants17
04-19-2007, 05:41 PM
9th inning 2 out rally along w/ A-Rod's walkoff = Yankees 8 to 6 victory over the Tribe.
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GiantRutgersFan
04-19-2007, 11:55 PM
yep. unfortunately I didnt get to see it (no YES at school....). Looking forward to the RedSox this weekend!!!!

Damix
04-20-2007, 12:10 AM
Sanchez has to get Tommy John, already lost Garcia to it, and I think Melancon got it aswell (there is some dispute if he did or didn't)

Tough loss, he could have been a big factor in the bullpen at the end of the year. I still think hes the future at closer though

Paul
04-20-2007, 12:22 AM
How long is Moose out? Gotta ask, he is one of favorite players.

Jughead10
04-20-2007, 07:25 AM
Sanchez has to get Tommy John, already lost Garcia to it, and I think Melancon got it aswell (there is some dispute if he did or didn't)

Tough loss, he could have been a big factor in the bullpen at the end of the year. I still think hes the future at closer though

Melancon had Tommy John surgery on Halloween.

OSUGiants17
04-20-2007, 06:01 PM
I can't wait fo the Sox series to start.
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Go_Eli
04-20-2007, 07:53 PM
Arod, you are NASTY!

bigbluedefense
04-20-2007, 08:02 PM
AROD is unconscious right now. At least for one day, no one will say he didn't deliver against the socks. He needed to start out right against them, and he did so far.

I don't know if Ive ever seen a player do this well in one month before. He's in the zone right now.

And even though Im not a Yankees fan, I love seeing Kurt Schilling get owned. I hate that bastard. He thinks he's the God of baseball. Jerk.

scottyboy
04-20-2007, 08:04 PM
if only the giants D could HIT like a-rod...

bigbluedefense
04-20-2007, 08:07 PM
if only the giants D could HIT like a-rod...

Ouch.....but so true.

scottyboy
04-20-2007, 08:08 PM
LT, banks and carson are probably ashamed of our D now, hopefully that will change!!!

bigbluedefense
04-20-2007, 08:27 PM
LT, banks and carson are probably ashamed of our D now, hopefully that will change!!!

They are ashamed of our team as a whole.

Carson, I read in the paper after the end of the playoffs said he had a convo with LT.

And they both said they'd love to play this current Giant team because its filled with soft players and has a soft mentality.


And that starts from the HC....

Jughead10
04-23-2007, 05:47 PM
And so the Phil Hughes era begins.

scottyboy
04-23-2007, 06:05 PM
And so the Phil Hughes era begins.

yea, i heard that. thursday right? pretty pumped for that, plus CMW comes back 2moro vs the D-rays.

so much for the "wait till he's ready in september" theory

karstens showed hes a good reliver, not ready to start, and chase wright is eratic at times, but i like him

OSUGiants17
04-23-2007, 07:49 PM
A-rod is 2 HR away from History.
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OSUGiants17
04-23-2007, 07:49 PM
And so the Phil Hughes era begins.
It's about time I have been waiting for this forever.
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art vandelay
04-23-2007, 09:21 PM
When will the Phillip Hughes era begin? Definitely sooner than later. I'm guessing that he gets called up within the next 2 weeks.

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2846957

Haha I called it! (I wrote the quoted statement on April 15th).

Curse of Tiki
05-01-2007, 09:36 PM
phillip hughes hurts his hamstring while throwing a no hitter at texas.

just the yankees luck.

Damix
05-06-2007, 10:06 AM
Follow up: And who’s the best guy to go get a beer with?
Jason Giambi: “It depends on what you’re looking for. If you want to go look at pretty girls, you go out with Derek (Jeter), you know? Conversationalist? It would be probably Johnny to joke around. He’d be crazier. Those two guys.”

Thought this was funny

GiantRutgersFan
05-06-2007, 01:24 PM
Does anyone else really like Josh Phelps? The guy plays pretty damn hard. I just watched him mack truck Seattles catcher for no reason.

It was pretty sweet. that kind of intensity is needed

Jmohr107
05-06-2007, 02:17 PM
Clemens just announced that he was coming back to the Yankees!!!!

OSUGiants17
05-06-2007, 03:53 PM
Clemens just announced that he was coming back to the Yankees!!!!
I know I'm so happy :D !!!!!

Paul
05-06-2007, 04:19 PM
You guys get everybody healthy that's a dangerous rotation.

Roger Clemens
Chin Ming Wang
Mike Mussina
Andy Petitte
Phillip Hughes?

nice.

Damix
05-06-2007, 06:50 PM
http://i18.tinypic.com/6f4t9x2.jpg

What I like to see

GiantRutgersFan
05-17-2007, 11:49 PM
I think we ought to blow this team up if they dont pull together.

Pitching staff could look like this.

1. Wang
2. Pettite
3. Mussina
4. Hughes
5. one of the kids or Igawa (several prospects to choose from)



We got to get younger and better hitting. our outfield is terrible to be honest. Abreu is good (outside of this slump), but Damon and Matsui both need to go imo. They are old and injury prone.

Let A-Rod walk. he's been pretty bad outside of the great start. Went from May-Rod to April-Rod....

and lets pick up a real first basemen while we are at it. idk whos in the minors, but get rid of mancavitch. Phelps is a good backup, but an everyday 1b is needed.

Jonny
06-21-2007, 03:37 AM
I hope the bats aren't getting quiet again.

ny10804
07-12-2007, 11:04 PM
Random factoid: the Yankees are 20-6 when A-Rod hits a HR.

I think we should lock him up for the next 7 years.

princefielder28
07-14-2007, 10:16 PM
Yankees fan interested????
http://www.nfldraftcountdown.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11220

Turtlepower
07-30-2007, 04:13 PM
I hate scouts...http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/2007/07/29/2007-07-29_halls_vet_committee_votes_for_changes.html

Pagliarulo's tangled Web

Yankee GM Brian Cashman has come under some heavy fire for his job performance - acquisitions such as Carl Pavano, Kyle Farnsworth and Josh Phelps plus the deals to get rid of Gary Sheffield and Randy Johnson - but in regard to the $46 million signing of Kei Igawa, his most vocal critic, ex Yankee third baseman Mike Pagliarulo, would be advised to get a memory check.

Amid all the "Who was the scout who recommended Igawa?" outrage being directed at Cashman, Pagliarulo, who heads up the international scouting service Turf Dirt, has been at the forefront. A recent blog on Pagliarulo's Web site contained this scathing indictment of Cashman's job performance: "Igawa could potentially be one of the worst free-agent signings ever - in Mike Hampton territory. Dare we say another Pavano? At least Hampton did have stretches of decent production after he left Colorado. Igawa, on the other hand, might never be better than what he is now - a Triple-A pitcher with an attitude who is at best a back-end starter on a second division team. The Yankees chose not to use (Cashman's) Japan consultants, who told him to walk away from Igawa. The consultants knew about the Igawa holdout in spring training 2005 in Japan and how Igawa then laid down that year and wasn't productive at all. Important information that is interpreted through consulting and difficult to put in scouting reports."

In other words, Cashman, in signing Igawa (who was sent to the minors on Friday), ignored the advice of Pagliarulo's company, whose services the Yankees have employed the last couple of years. The only problem is, Cashman didn't ignore Pagliarulo's report. Here's what it really said: "(Igawa) is considered one of the best starters in Japan and is having a good season. He is doing a good job of moving the ball around the zone and seems to be conserving himself throughout the game ... He showed a good split and was adding on to his fastball in tough situations. He has enough to be a fourth or fifth starter in the U.S."

The report goes on to list Igawa as one of the top 10 pitchers in Japan. Nothing about any holdout or attitude problems.

So unless we've missed something here, a scout who recommended Igawa to Cashman is the same person bashing him for signing Igawa: Mike Pagliarulo. Didn't he know there was a paper trail? Shame on you, Pags.

Jonny
08-29-2007, 07:30 PM
Just when we thought the team would have to settle for the WC, they're playing very well vs. Boston.

Damix
08-30-2007, 07:09 PM
A little too late I think, if we came in only 6 back and swept I'd be a lot more confident. I don't count us out yet, but it'll be tough.

Damix
09-03-2007, 01:55 PM
Ugh, and now we are playing like crap again. Consistency is a real issue right now

Jonny
09-29-2007, 10:28 AM
Tough loss last night, looks like NY plays the Indians.

scottyboy
09-29-2007, 10:31 AM
Tough loss last night, looks like NY plays the Indians.

yea last night was tough, knew we wouldnt win the East going into tonight, but hated to see the sox clinch on our loss. but it doesnt matter at all.

glad we play the tribe. much rather face them than the Angels to open up

BroadwayJoe10
12-01-2007, 04:12 PM
There is some goober from the Minneapolis Star Tribune's that says the yankees are now offering Phil Hughes, Melky Cabrera and Ian Kennedy for santana. He is also the same guy who is now saying the mets backing down on not offering Jose Reyes and that Santana might prefer the NL to the AL. I know they are just speculations, but i can't imagine giving up Hughes, Kennedy and Melky. On the upside we keep Austin Jackson who can replace Melky in a few years and there are still fantastic arms in the minors. I think it's steinbrenner pushing for this move and is bullying cashman. I think the only reason cashman ever goes through with it is becasue of the phenomenal arms we have in the minors and yes they are phenomenal; Alan horne, Dellin Betances, Christian Garcia, Humberto Sanchez, Andrew Brackman and Heredia. I highlighted those two just due to the absolute incredible potential that they both have.

I really just wanted to get a feel for how everyone else felt about trading Hughes, Kennedy and Melky for santana. Personally, I would rather take the chance and lose on three kids at 1 mill a year as opposed to fail on santana at 20 mill a year. I know santana loves NY, but these three kids have their best friends on this team and i know would kill for this team as well. I just would rather have these three grow together and then in 1, 2, 3 years have the other guys come up and have a completely home grown rotation. Brackman and Betances have the ability to be top of the rotation starters. As does Hughes, Kennedy and Joba.

Now I know none of the guys I mentioned are proven and can easily turn out to be the next craig Hansen, but I really don't like trading a good chunk of the talent Cashman worked so hard to rebuild for one 20 mill a year pitcher. I know it is just my opinion, but I'd like to hear what others think too.


Edit: Well it turns out that moron from the star tribune was just compeltely guessing and it seems as though the twins are more interested in Alan Horne (former pitcher of the year for the East coast league?? somethin along those lines) or Alberto Gonzalez. This makes me a bit happier, but I still dont like the idea of trading hughes.

Turtlepower
02-18-2008, 08:29 PM
To bring this thread back alive...

Anyone else besides me believe that Kennedy is going to be a big surprise this year? I personally have him pegged as the AL ROY.

skiinginNJ
02-18-2008, 09:31 PM
To bring this thread back alive...

Anyone else besides me believe that Kennedy is going to be a big surprise this year? I personally have him pegged as the AL ROY.


stop being such a pac-10 homer. j/k


i think he will be fine, its gonna be tough with joba on his team.

my guess would be evan longoria of the rays

Giantsfan1080
02-18-2008, 09:34 PM
To bring this thread back alive...

Anyone else besides me believe that Kennedy is going to be a big surprise this year? I personally have him pegged as the AL ROY.

Oh geez. How did Kennedy go from being so underrated to maybe the most overrated prospect in all of baseball? He might get his wins due to the prolific offense of the Yanks but Kennedy is going to have some ups and downs. He isn't going to come near the AL Roy and this is coming from someone who was a huge Kennedy fan up untill midway last year.

Turtlepower
02-19-2008, 12:09 AM
The reason why I love Kennedy is because of the consistency he can bring to the game. Also, I am a PAC-10 homer. =D

Damix
03-29-2008, 12:20 AM
The 2008 New York Yankees: Lineup
Johnny Damon LF
Derek Jeter SS
Bobby Abreu RF
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Jason Giambi 1B
Jorge Posada C
Hideki Matsui DH
Robinson Cano 2B
Melky Cabrera CF
Bench
Jose Molina C
Shelley Duncan 1B-RF-LF
Morgan Ensberg 1B-3B
Wilson Betemit 1B-2B-3B-SS
Starters
RHP Chien-Ming Wang
RHP Mike Mussina
RHP Phil Hughes
RHP Ian Kennedy
Relievers
RHP Mariano Rivera
RHP Joba Chamberlain
RHP LaTroy Hawkins’
RHP Kyle Farnsworth
LHP Billy Traber
RHP Ross Ohlendorf
RHP Brian Bruney
RHP Jon Albaladejo
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60-day disabled list
RHP Andrew Brackman
RHP Humberto Sanchez
RHP Carl Pavano
15-day disabled list
LHP Andy Pettitte
RHP Jeff Karstens
LHP Sean Henn

Turtlepower
03-29-2008, 12:42 PM
Is that the official lineup or your projection?

Damix
03-29-2008, 01:04 PM
Peter Abraham reported it, so semi-official

Turtlepower
03-29-2008, 01:06 PM
I really like that line-up. My other thing I would change is switch Giambi and Matsui just because I have no idea which Giambi will show up for us this season.

ChezPower4
06-29-2009, 07:33 AM
Wang won a game last night for a change, let's hope he keeps up the good work.

ChezPower4
07-11-2009, 07:25 PM
Another poor pitching performance ugggh :(

Malaka
07-12-2009, 02:08 PM
We really need to re-do our bullpen its pretty terrible IMO.

Oh and Phil Hughes has started to make strides this year finally... I have always like Hughes but he seemed to always be doing great and getting injured or just playing badly, I am glad to see him do decent for himself this year.