Wang's season in jeopardy?

Hopefully we’ll have some baseball tonight against the A’s, but in the meantime, I do have some news. Chien-Ming Wang’s shoulder has not improved, according to Bryan Hoch, and he continues to feel significant discomfort. Hoch also notes that Wang actually believes his 2009 season may be in jeopardy and that surgery could be required. Wang visited Dr. David Altcheck yesterday about the pain and was scheduled to throw again tomorrow after being shut down earlier in the week with bicep tenderness, but for now the Yanks will hold off on that until they examine Altcheck’s findings and confer with Continue reading Wang's season in jeopardy?

Damon 2010 = Matsui 2009

.!. Prior to the season, I had the following to say about the possibility of bringing back Johnny Damon in 2010: This begs the question, of course, of whether the Yankees would resign Damon to a fresh contract should he have another year like 2008. If Jason Bay, Matt Holliday, and Manny Ramirez each have exorbitant demands, the Yankees may be inclined to bring back Xavier Nady or Damon on a two year deal. In the current market for outfielders, Damon would probably command 8-9 million annually, a sum definite to be lower than that of the other free agent Continue reading Damon 2010 = Matsui 2009

Pondering <strike>Halladay</strike> Holliday

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What Is Wrong With Brian Bruney?

From Erik Boland: “It’s the best stuff we’ve seen since he’s come back,” Girardi said. “You don’t always look at the results, you look at the stuff and his stuff was much better today, and it’s really something to build on.” Beer for My Horses divx Awake ipod Now, there was an element of truth to that in regard to the first two hitters Bruney faced. The 91-mph slider Bruney struck out Robert Andino with was nasty, and the 95-mph fastball he got Brian Roberts on was outstanding. So Bruney’s stuff, overall, did look better than it did in his Continue reading What Is Wrong With Brian Bruney?

Parque's story: What would you have done?

Whether you are PED-ambivalent, a zealot or otherwise, Jim Parque’s open, honest telling of his story is revealing.

It was the sixth inning. There were two outs, and John Olerud was up. I had retired the last nine batters I had faced and was on my way to securing a Chicago victory. I threw a slider, striking him out looking, but I felt a pop in my left shoulder. I returned to the dugout filled with adrenaline, but the fear of the unknown clouded my thoughts. I had sacrificed so much for my dreams — no girls or partying in high school, a limited social life, sacrificing a normal life for the rigors of baseball — and just like that, with one pitch, it was all gone.

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I made good money, but it was not enough to retire on or feel financially secure for the rest of my life. I was in my prime working years, and all I kept thinking was, ”What the hell am I going to do for the rest of my life?” Crazy thoughts go through your mind when a lifelong journey is ending.

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I want everyone to know that I fully understood what I was doing, the ramifications of the unethical decisions I made and how it potentially could cast a dark shadow over my career. For that, I truly feel sorry. Although I did not truly know if the drug I took was, in fact, HGH (although I am confident it was because of the way my body felt after the injections and my Internet research), I still chose to inject it, and I am fully responsible for my actions.

Yes, you should read it and ask yourself, “What would I have done in the same position?

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The Mets are embarrassing…OFF the field, too

I feel for the Mets fans around me. I really do. And I’m not even talking about their on-field stink. They are like Seattle last year: Expected to achieve but through injuries and whatnot, simply fell apart. Except we’re now seeing something in NY that we didn’t hear/see in Seattle last year: a rotting of the front office.

By now, you’ve heard about the incredibly embarrassing events surrounding Mets’ VP of player development, Tony Bernazard.

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Jesus Montero Untouchable?

John Manuel over at BA compiled a list of “untouchable” prospects, players who are too valuable to their current clubs to be included in a deal. Jesus Montero made the list: • Jesus Montero, c/dh, Yankees Tapioca download Scouts who cover the Yankees organization are fond of saying the team over-values its own prospects, but the scouting consensus is that Montero is the real deal. He has premium raw power and pure hitting ability to go with it. If he can catch, he could have a Mike Piazza-esque career. More than likely, he’s New York’s future DH, and the Yankees’ Continue reading Jesus Montero Untouchable?