More Hughes News

Per Lohud, one of the myriad tests that Phil Hughes underwent indicated the possibility of a “circulatory problem.”  Hughes will be going to see a specialist in St. Louis to get another opinion, but this is not a real encouraging development.  Joe Girardi mentioned in his post0game press conference taht Hughes might have a...

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Game Thread: Bartolo Colon Takes On The White Sox

There’s something I love about watching Bartolo Colon pitch. He seeks to right the ship against Mark Buerhle after a disappointing start to the White Sox series. The lineups:

Derek Jeter SS
Nick Swisher RF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Andruw Jones LF
Jorge Posada DH
Russell Martin C
Curtis Granderson CF

Juan...

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No News On Hughes As He Undergoes Another Day Of Testing

Here is the update, from Chad Jennings:

Girardi says nothing new on Hughes right now. Doc will be here later. Might have an update then.

Hughes underwent a second day of medical examinations today, with the team putting him through a battery of tests to see if they can find any sort of explanation for his...

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Foolish to Blame Soriano’s Performance on His Contract

(The following is being syndicated from The Captain’s Blog).

If Rafael Soriano felt unwanted at his introductory press conference, just imagine the thoughts going through his head as he walked off the mound to a chorus of 40,000 boos during yesterday’s 3-2 loss to the White Sox.

McCourt and Wilpon in very different circumstances.

Before anyone starts, this post is not about blogger Chass, I promise. He just happened to succinctly sum up a question a lot of people have been asking about the difference between the Mets and the Dodgers.

It is pretty easy to see a bit of hypocrisy and corruption on the surface here. Selig is obviously embarrassed and infuriated by the McCourt’s and clearly want them out of baseball, and his friendship with Wilpon is well documented. Given that, it’s easy to see the discrepancy in terms of Bud giving preferential treatment to his friends. But once you dig a little bit below the surface, I think the situations become pretty different.

In the case of the Dodgers, the basic financial situation is as follows; the McCourts are financial hucksters who have built a fortune on a ton of leverage. They basically leveraged their way up to buying an asset with a large revenue stream, and then took as much of that revenue as they could for themselves to finance a ridiculously opulent personal lifestyle.…

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Decision Approaching on Kevin Millwood

On Sunday, Kevin Millwood will be allowed to opt out of his minor league contract with the Yankees and seek employment elsewhere if they do not add him to the 25-man roster. Going into Spring Training, I think Millwood was probably considered a better pitcher right now than Bartolo Colon or Freddy Garcia. However, Colon...

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