Wang will remain in the rotation

From Jared Diamond (MLB): Club Dread hd Girardi said on Saturday that Wang will not only make his scheduled start — in Sunday’s series finale against the Mets — but he will also pitch next Saturday against the Blue Jays regardless of Sunday’s outcome. Though Wang comes into his outing at Citi Field with an 0-6 record and a dismal 11.20 ERA, the Yankees are confident he is ready to take his place in the starting rotation on a more permanent basis. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl psp Here’s what Girardi said, in fact. Tom Continue reading Wang will remain in the rotation

No Ring=No Respect

On Friday night, Alex Rodriguez passed Reggie Jackson for # 11 on the all-time home run list by blasting #564 to the opposite field off Elmer Dessens. Here is what Reggie had to say, courtesy of Mark Feinsand: “Today is a day for me to come and tip my cap, be a gentleman, be a fan, get a chance to say up close and personal, ‘Nice going and congratulations to you, keep hitting home runs for the Yankees and I’m here rooting for you,’” Reggie said. “I look forward to the day he helps this club win a championship. Until Continue reading No Ring=No Respect

No One Cares About Steroids Anymore!!!

From Bill Plaschke: Surely it would happen, right? Surely, somebody will hold him accountable for a 50-game suspension for violating baseball’s drug policy? Surely somebody would let him know that, because he has yet to offer any true remorse or explanation since his May 7 suspension, somebody was going to publicly wonder why? He had appeared in two games at triple-A Albuquerque, where he was showered with love, but folks down there rarely see a celebrity that didn’t come out of a UFO, so they can be excused. Dodgers fans are tougher, right? Ramirez was going to be, um, needled, Continue reading No One Cares About Steroids Anymore!!!

First Pitch Swinging And The Strikeout

Tim Kurkijan of ESPN.com has a very interesting piece Mummy Maniac rip Beer for My Horses hd Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood up on the rising number of strikeouts throughout baseball. There are a number of interesting quotes in the article: Chasseurs de dragons divx The Gay Bed and Breakfast of Terror video buy Viva Las Vegas Speak download Keep ‘Em Flying “It would be a lot harder to take if I didn’t get on base a lot,” Dunn said. “If I went to the plate and swung at the first three pitches every at-bat, I would not strike Continue reading First Pitch Swinging And The Strikeout

Recap-AJ dominates, Yanks’ Power Surges in Citifield

On June 9th, AJ Burnett was standing on a mound in Fenway Park having given up 5 runs in just 2 2/3 innings, a team he had dominated the prior season. Many fans were questioning the decision to bring him and his 4.89 ERA to the Bronx. After that start, AJ was quoted saying: “I’m not very consistent right now. I’m not a negative guy, so I’m not going to beat myself up over it. But when I do get on that run, it’s going to be impressive. I promise you that.” Radio Flyer psp The Shadow Dancer release It Continue reading Recap-AJ dominates, Yanks’ Power Surges in Citifield

Looking At Jeter On His Birthday

From Marc Carig, on Jeter’s 35th birthday: Here’s my conclusion: While he turns 35 on Friday, an age in which baseball players should be on the slow train toward decline, Jeter’s played this season as he’s a man in his late 20s. Jeter is hitting .308/.377/.451 with an OPS+ of 117. According to baseball-reference.com, this is just a tick below his career OPS+ of 120. Jeter’s overall value with the bat, according to weighted on-base average (or wOBA, which attempts to measure total offensive production) is at its highest levels since 2001. His wOBA in 2001? .378. Now? .377. Meanwhile, Continue reading Looking At Jeter On His Birthday

Bruney And K-Rod Put Story To Rest

Two weeks ago, Brian Bruney and Francisco Rodriguez participated in a war of words Honey divx started by Bruney. The feud culminated with an on-field confrontation between the two players that required teammates to separate the two relievers. Rather than exacerbate the situation and rekindle the hostilities, the players are both content with letting this story fade away: “I just wanted to find out, honestly, if there was any difficulty or any problem, just come to me, just say it,” Rodriguez said Thursday after the Mets’ 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. “If you have something to say, just Continue reading Bruney And K-Rod Put Story To Rest

Bracing For Eight Years Of Questions

.!. I had Buster Olney’s A-Rod article open on my browser for the last few days, planning on pounding out an article on it this afternoon. Alas, the best laid plans often fall by the wayside, as Ben over at RAB essentially wrote the article I was planning to put forth. Here is only a small portion of Olney’s larger point: The Yankees will keep playing him and ignore the question that hovers over Rodriguez and every other aging player who has been linked to the use of performance-enhancing drugs. They have to hope that what they’re seeing is someone Continue reading Bracing For Eight Years Of Questions

The Joba Debate Rages On

.!. Bryan Hoch comes through with a detailed, quote-laden piece on the never ending Joba Chamberlain debate, chock full of snippets from Joba, Jorge Posada, Brian Cashman, Joe Girardi, and…..Mike Francesa: The plan had always been that Chamberlain would be returned to starting duty, and eventually he was. Few suggest that Phil Hughes, who is excelling in a similar role, should spend his career in the bullpen. Yet the Chamberlain talk continues; Cashman cannot understand the situation, and he has given up trying. “Who knows? I’ve got no idea,” Cashman said. “I really don’t have a rational explanation, because I Continue reading The Joba Debate Rages On