posted at 5/16/2008 9:56 AM EDT
GM 04�Why did he go public with his concerns. Thats throwing your players under the bus.�I have mixed feelings about that, 04�Why not walk into the clubhouse and air his feelings face to face with his players.�that's a fair� good� pointIf Hank was all that concerned maybe he should attend a game in the Bronx.�interesting tidbit , but not relevant IMOESPN reported last night Hank has'nt been to one game there this year. I found it had to beleive. He must have been at opening day I would think.�I find it hard to believe alsoand I won't suggest he might hiding in gorilla suitbut I will say it's very hard for these guys to travel in nyc �right now�maybe there just �isn't enough room for hank�����������
posted at 5/16/2008 10:00 AM EDT
Then who would be our lead off hitter? That was the main point of getting him.
posted at 5/16/2008 10:04 AM EDT
Buster Olney reported last night the Yankees internally have decided they want to trade Damon.
I really thought Damon was going to come out of the gates like a house on fire and have a monster year. The Yanks need him if they want to compete.
posted at 5/16/2008 10:07 AM EDT
Hal should be the face of the Yankees not Hank.��������� Hal is so refined it makes you think that perhaps he was adopted.�04,I'm �thinking you just don't know hal very good� ;-)�he� can be fun tooon the sox wining the ws'' sox didn't want to play us in play offs�on the burried shirt''� his coworkers should take him� and..............
posted at 5/16/2008 10:20 AM EDT
Julio Lugo was due to get his head examined yesterday by specialists.
Now that's just too easy Chris!
posted at 5/16/2008 10:31 AM EDT
Message #�45982.260Posted by�pemliza�on�10:20 AMJulio Lugo was due to get his head examined yesterday by specialists.Now that's just too easy Chris!.......GM Pem..go ahead, say it,�i KNOW you're thinking it..."they x-rayed his head and found...nothing
posted at 5/16/2008 10:36 AM EDT
Our lead-off Damon was 1 for 18 against Tampa this past series. Giambi has 13 hits this entire season to date, take the 6 hits away he has from Paul Byrd and Mike Timlin and he has 7 hits for a whopping .135 BA.Getting Alex back Tuesday will help, but I just can't see this going on very long with Giambi and Damon, particularly Giambi who clogs the DH, can't play first defensively and isn't hitting, all for 21 million dollars this season.My critics here can call me whatever, but watch and see if I am not right on this subject.
��I am not saying you are wrong by any means TWM. This team looks terrible and Giambi and Damon are not helping. When they do hit they are on fire, but it hasn't happened enough to help the team in the long run. I am for anything right now that they can do to turn this around. If Gardner is the answer, I am all for it. I am not looking forward to the subway series this weekend I know that.
posted at 5/16/2008 10:42 AM EDT
GM Diva...FWIW the Metsie's are having their issues also..would be a great time for the offense to re-awaken and for someone to pitch a strong game in tandem..or else our issues could be the thing tohelp the Mets get going..of course i'm hoping for the former....
posted at 5/16/2008 10:59 AM EDT
GM Pem..go ahead, say it,�i KNOW you're thinking it..."they x-rayed his head and found...nothingYou know, I was thinking something right along those lines!� I feel bad, because I really want to like our players & cheer for them, but sometimes he just makes it so hard to do that!�
posted at 5/16/2008 11:02 AM EDT
Don't tell CP that Pem...I don't think he got it......either that or he had me on ignore ;-(
Blame sleep deprivation Chris.� Too many "honey-do's" during the day & early, early mornings with the little lady.� However, as a regular morning show viewer, I did miss what could have been the sharp back & forth banter between the Rabbi & Priest on that one... :-)�
posted at 5/16/2008 11:04 AM EDT
I know Jete......I have been seeing what the papers are saying about the Mets. Willie could lose his job. And their own fans even hate their team. Willie is getting booed during pitching changes even. They are a total mess right now. We might be losing because our bats are dead, but we don't hate our team. Arod and Posada back would help. But they can't be blamed for how this team is playing now.
posted at 5/16/2008 11:05 AM EDT
The yankees have some very good looking prospects for teams seeking relief help. It has been rumored/reported Arizona likes David Robertson for one.�I don't think Melancon is going anywhere but there are others who could be packaged to�get a first a good defensive first baseman. Halliday wouldn't come cheap, the first player Colorado would ask for is Joba.
Well�we can't give up Joba.
posted at 5/16/2008 11:06 AM EDT
I wouldn't�get ready to write it off just yet�Diva,That article CP posted shows that the Mets are having their fair share of issues right now too.I understand that Chris. But watching this team right now is painful unless they do get their act together. But I will still watch. LOL
posted at 5/16/2008 11:07 AM EDT
Poor Nick......always an injury waiting to happen.
posted at 5/16/2008 11:30 AM EDT
Getting Alex back Tuesday will help, but I just can't see this going on very long with Giambi and Damon, particularly Giambi who clogs the DH, can't play first defensively and isn't hitting, all for 21 million dollars this season.TWM,� I would really like to see Shelley Duncan play every day, either as DH or at 1st.� I think he needs steady at bats to be productive. �� Also, Melky should bat leadoff.� Matsui should be back in left.� We've gotten enough well pitched games to have won seven or eight more if we were scoring more than one or two runs a game.� Fortunately, there are still a lot of games left.
posted at 5/16/2008 11:39 AM EDT
Well you have to give to get. He would be a nice addition. All those rumors you were discussing made me go to the rumor part of foxsports. Here is some things I found. Not much and nothing we don't already know about the yankees. I thought since the bat discussion was going though I would include this on the bats. Omar Vizquel was featured in one of those wild East Coast rumors Wednesday, which had the Red Sox on the verge of acquiring him to replace an ineffective Julio Lugo. Two Giants officials debunked the rumor, one laughing into the phone as he did so. -- SF Chronicle One of the big problems, particularly from a pitchers' perspective, is that most of today's major league hitters are using bats that are made from maple rather than ash, which was the norm up until the late 1990s. While maple is considered the "harder'' wood, bats that are made from it tend to shatter when they break, resulting in some of the jagged projectiles that seem to fly through the air with regularity during games. Ash bats, meanwhile, tend to split when broken. Former Phillies reliever and current broadcaster Larry Andersen recalled a game years ago in which an opposing batter broke his bat and had to take a timeout because his palm was pinched by the cracked wood. "Now, guys walk back to the dugout with toothpicks in their hands," Andersen said. While most players acknowledge the difference between ash and maple, there is some debate over whether one represents more of a safety concern than the other. -- Philadelphia Daily News �
posted at 5/16/2008 12:56 PM EDT
It was classy of Francona to invite Girardi. I will give him credit for that. And for Willie in the NL. I am sure the fans will appreciate it given that they have to have Francona managing a game in yankee stadium . Ugh. No offense to him of course. But it just isn't right. LOL
posted at 5/16/2008 1:08 PM EDT
I'm sure Tito will just go and sit in a corner.� You won't even know he's there DivaLOL no one expects him to do that. He earned the job and should execute it. But it will be odd. It would be the same I imagine if a yankee manager was sitting in the dugout of Fenway Park.
posted at 5/16/2008 2:20 PM EDT
Why is'nt� the Fox game of the week tomorrow the Yanks vs. Mets?The Santana story line alone would draw major interest.�good point 04but that would make the yanks on fox �4 out 6 weeks�I think even america is getting tired of watching them loose�that �was a class act by tito to invite little joeeven more of a class act by hurdle by �not inviting big joe� ;-)���
posted at 5/16/2008 2:54 PM EDT
We care about safety!
posted at 5/16/2008 3:04 PM EDT
Message #�45982.305Posted by�yankee_diva�on�2:54 PMWe care about safety!Our team has now gone  Day(s) without an Inning-Loss Injury!
Hey Hank.. it's May...don't lower those premiums just yet!...LOL!!
posted at 5/16/2008 3:30 PM EDT
GA Chris...how are ya?...it definitely doesn't look good here in the city.. been raining pretty steady since 11am..hope you guys get yours in..
posted at 5/16/2008 3:39 PM EDT
Hi Vic..this one i'd rather not have discussed..LOL!!!..i'd ALMOST rather talk about Chazz and Billy..Yeesh!
posted at 5/16/2008 3:41 PM EDT
�Could this be a sign that they would� be also open to trade Abreu and get something for him, in other words....use a word that nobody likes to use
If the intention is to trade him for prospects and use the young guys on AAA to fill the void then there is no other word.
posted at 5/16/2008 4:27 PM EDT
Pray for rain Yankee fans . It's you best shot at avoiding JS. The day off at home will do your boy's some good.