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2011 New York Yankees Thread

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Horrible offensively which I can live with from a back up catcher but his defense has left much to be desired. He actually used to be one of my favorite guys to follow when he was in the minors (all the way from low A) but his horrendous play in the big leagues has left me soured on him. I like his attitude and enthusiasm, but he needs to at least be passable defensively for me to like him.

On day of horrible injury news, I'm glad that Martin is only day to day and it doesn't appear like there will be a serious issue there.

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Looks like we've seen the last of Joba Chamberlain until 2013 (MAYBE late next season).

http://sports.espn.go.com/new-york/mlb/news/story?id=6645446

Ugh, not the news I wanted to see after I sit down from dinner. He must have a helluva high pain threshold to have been playing through it as it got worse. Really, really hurts the bullpen.

Bad injury news on the farm too...Justin Maxwell who was brought in to provide some depth for the big league club is done for the year with a torn labrum in his shoulder. He had been killing the league: .260/.358/.588 .415wOBA 162wRC+ with 16 HR. Obviously his numbers would've regressed to his career norms but he was a nice player to have stashed away in case there were injuries in New York. I do believe Golson just returned to the line up down there though this past week. Also Tim Norton who has battled injuries his whole career and just got a promotion to AAA, pitching a scoreless inning last night, is on the DL with a shoulder injury. Gotta feel like a guy like that who was being considered a call up option for the big league team. Could be an opportunity for Kevin Whelan who is having a great year to get his name in the mix.

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fvck Carmona, piece of sh!t. Gives up a long home run to Granderson and proceeds to drill Tex right in the back. I haven't seen Tex that angry since maybe the small incident with Span a few years back. Props to Girardi for getting ready to fvck up Acta. There won't be retaliation with Nova on the mound but hopefully the Yankees get a big lead late in this game and can drill someone like Choo in the goddamn back. I'm sick and tired of fvcking Yankees getting hit. 7 in 4 fvcking games. Drill someone in the goddamn head if you have to, this isn't acceptable.

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fvck Carmona, piece of sh!t. Gives up a long home run to Granderson and proceeds to drill Tex right in the back. I haven't seen Tex that angry since maybe the small incident with Span a few years back. Props to Girardi for getting ready to fvck up Acta. There won't be retaliation with Nova on the mound but hopefully the Yankees get a big lead late in this game and can drill someone like Choo in the goddamn back. I'm sick and tired of fvcking Yankees getting hit. 7 in 4 fvcking games. Drill someone in the goddamn head if you have to, this isn't acceptable.

THANK YOU.

The second a reliever comes in, I wanna see a helmet pop off.

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THANK YOU.

The second a reliever comes in, I wanna see a helmet pop off.

Amen. I just can't stand this anymore and from the looks of it neither can Girardi. There has to be retaliation (preferably tonight) at some point in this 4 game series. Hopefully the Yankees can keep this 5 run lead (or even add to it) so we can send some guy out in the late innings to drill someone.

As much as watching Yankees get drilled by Lester and Beckett annoyed me and pissed me off, at least most of those we're due to bad control. Carmona knew exactly what he was doing, it was blatant, it should be suspendable. Completely uncalled for to drill Tex in that situation.

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Wow, Whalen sucks.

Minus this year he's struggled with walks his whole career so I'm not too surprised. I'll cut him slack tonight since it was his debut but with all the injuries the Yankees gotta do something about getting bullpen help.

Good start to this series for the Yankees, really hoping they can take at least 3 of 4 here. I'm not going to get too excited, but its nice to Posada coming around a bit...hopefully this turn around is legit.

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Another game, another Yankee drilled...at least the umpires ejected Talbot. This can't continue, at some point you have to retaliate.

Really sucks that Colon pulled up with some sort of leg injury covering first just now...thats the last thing this team needs. Lets hope the bullpen from hell can hold onto this lead for the Yankees.

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2 down nobody on in the 7th and you're forced to put in a reliever, why the HELL don't you send up a rag-arm from your pen to bean someone?

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2 down nobody on in the 7th and you're forced to put in a reliever, why the HELL don't you send up a rag-arm from your pen to bean someone?

I would've been on board with that, though I do understand the game is tight which is why they didn't. I think if we're going to see anything its going to come from AJ on Monday. As long as they get the Indians back at some point I'll be happy.

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Yeah, I have to imagine tomorrow or Monday some one is getting plunked. It's getting pretty ridiculous with how many Yankees are getting hit lately.

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In case you've missed the past few weeks, here's all you need to know.

-We can't beat Boston.

-We either score 15 runs or we get shut out.

-Bartolo Colon was our best pitcher.

-I say "was" because he got hurt. Well, sh!t. Hands up if you've heard of Brian Gordon prior to yesterday.

-Put your hands down you lying bastards

-Joba the Gut is gone too. Soriano, Joba, and Feliciano being gone turns our bullpen from a strength into a weakness. (Save Mo, o'course)

-But David Robertson kicks some ass.

-Jeter finally got back on track, and he was ready to reach 3,000 pretty quickly.

-I say "was", because he's hurt, too.

-The Grandy Man Couldn't, but now the Grandy Man Can (again) ((say that 5 times fast))

-If we're "too classy" of an organization to retaliate after getting plunked in 500 straight games, fvck it: I'm gonna bean a batter from my seats next game. Get at me, batter.

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Thats a great summary Martyisth3b3st...I really agree on your last point! haha

I noticed some people on twitter were upset that the Yankees are going to Gordon rather than the likes of Noesi, Phelps, or Warren but I think it is the right move from Cashman. The prospects are still going to be options for later in the year...there was no certainty that Gordon would still be there so might as well give him a try and hope to catch lightning in a bottle. If he works out short term than great, if not you can give one of the kids a try. A comparison of them in AAA this year:

Phelps – 7.78 K/9, 2.36 BB/9

Warren – 5.72 K/9, 3.53 BB/9

Gordon – 9.11 K/9, 1.14 BB/9

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gordon and wade did good :koolaid:

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I didn't get to watch the game, but the numbers were certainly very encouraging.

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Gordon may not have pitched great but he pitched well enough to keep them in the game and thats all I ask from him. Wade has also been a solid addition stepping up when the team needs it most.

I wish Gardner would get to be an everyday player and not sit against LHP. NoMaas has a great piece on this.

Point blank, Brett Gardner is one of the best players on the team. He's 5th in WAR (2.0), but if you break it down by plate appearances, he has the 3rd-highest WAR/PA on the club (behind only Granderson & Arod).

Additionally, when you look at Gardner's career platoon splits, he's managed to get on base versus LHP 35% of the time. Even if his platoon split sucked (which it doesn't), his defense is so elite that he should be in the lineup anyway.

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I definitely think you could go to WAR with Brett Gardner as your left fielder. :D

I don't know why a lot of Yankee fans consider him a fourth outfielder. Maybe because he's not an all-star with a mega-contract.

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I definitely think you could go to WAR with Brett Gardner as your left fielder. :D

I don't know why a lot of Yankee fans consider him a fourth outfielder. Maybe because he's not an all-star with a mega-contract.

They don't watch many games if they still say this...

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I've gotten on Nova this year but what a game he pitched tonight, major props to him. Also can't wait till they can get rid of Logan.

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I've gotten on Nova this year but what a game he pitched tonight, major props to him. Also can't wait till they can get rid of Logan.

You can say that again! If he weren't a lefty, he would have never tasted the major leagues.

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What I am about to post doesn't include stats from the first game today but I thought it was interesting, via NoMaas.

Since Larry Rothschild stepped in as pitching coach, he's been handed question mark after question mark:

- Cashman couldn't secure an ace to compliment CC

- AJ Burnett was coming off the worst full season of his career

- Scrapheap pickups Colon and Garcia hadn't pitched effectively in years

- Ivan Nova was projected by ZiPS for a 5.29 ERA

- Hughes succumbed to a mysterious dead arm ailment

- Randy Levine's $35 million setup man went down with injury

- Cashman's $8 million LOOGY might not ever pitch for the Yankees

- A highly effective Joba Chamberlain fell to Tommy John surgery

- A shockingly good Bartolo Colon is now on the DL

And somehow, the Yankees are:

- 8th in MLB in ERA (3.55) and 4th in the AL

- 4th in the AL in xFIP (3.86)

- 4th in the AL in HR/9 (0.77)

- 6th in the AL in K/9 (6.89)

- 0.42 better ERA and 0.20 better xFIP than the beacon of hope for all of mankind, the 2011 Boston Red Sox

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"the beacon of hope for all of mankind, the 2011 Boston Red Sox" ...

Don't look now but your skirt is showing.

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"the beacon of hope for all of mankind, the 2011 Boston Red Sox" ...

Don't look now but your skirt is showing.

Oh, look who came back from their 1-year hiatus of licking the syrup off of their uncle's inner thigh.

Welcome back, now go away.

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One year of college under your belt and your still a knucklehead... btw Kudos for learning how to spell hiatus but you could have gone to brookdale and saved your parents some $$

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One year of college under your belt and your still a knucklehead... btw Kudos for learning how to spell hiatus but you could have gone to brookdale and saved your parents some $$

It's a shame the Brookdale didn't teach you proper/improper nouns and the correct usages of "your" and "you're", but it's not too late to learn!

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