In response to S5's comment:
In response to pinstripezac35's comment:
Pineada may have some bigger problems than pine tar - like how to stay with the team after he's undermined the FO.
we have a term 4 that in yankeeland
it's called 'wishful thinking'
Nope. Where I come from it's called "realistic thinking". While I would "wish" bad luck on the Yankees it's more in the vein of bad hops than losing players. This is a guy's career at stake here and I would hate to see it go down the drain no matter who he plays for.
However.. The Yankees are in a tough spot now. If they release or trade Pineda they lose the services of a pretty good pitcher and a good pitcher is something they need badly. If they keep him they're telling the world that a player can do anything they want up to and including undermining the FO - if they can throw a baseball 90+ MPH.
The Yankee brand was getting cleaned up with their treatment of ARod but if they allow a player to blatantly cheat AND undermine the FO they're damaging that brand again.
It will be interesting to see how this plays out.
Having the right to do something doesn't make it the right thing to do.
Right or wrong, I don't think trading him or releasing him is in the cards. But they seriously have to nip this in the bud immediately. It's not always gonna be a beautiful baseball night and it will affect your grip of the ball, that doesn't mean you use pine tar. And if you use pine tar, HIDE IT! Leiter and Cone both said when they used it, they put it under their belts. Maybe there's a language barrier, but like I said, other than the language barrier, this guy seems like he's dumb as a bag of hammers. Just watch him in an interview, his facial expressions and body language add to my belief this guy's not all there.