About Brien Jackson

Born in Southwestern Ohio and currently residing on the Chesapeake Bay, Brien is a former editor-in-chief of IIATMS who now spends most of his time sitting on his deck watching his tomatoes ripen and consuming far more MLB Network programming than is safe for one's health or sanity.

15 thoughts on “Pineda headed to DL, Yankees’ rotation set

  1. It was always gonna work itself out… all 6 pitchers will get their fair share of starts this year, and Andy P. will get some as well… as long as they keep C.C. on his normal rotation….

    I'm more interested to see Jeter and company looking very spry last night, obviously with aging players you have to account for the wear and tear of a long season when making projections/predictions…. but Jeter sure looks like a .320 hitter right now, and Arod sure looks like an MVP candidate…

    when u add in the reliable Russell Martin, Cano and Tex…. with an improving Nunez as a stop gap and that outfield… its a great team!

  2. Nom Nom Nom oh wait what? I couldn't hear you over sound of me eating my words.

    To be fair, this is not the same injury as Hughes' dead arm last year.

  3. I thought a major storm was coming with huge gust of wind outside and then I realized it was just the sigh of relief coming out of NY.

  4. Hey its okay being on the DL in spring training doesnt mean that he will be on the DL in the regular season right? Its just like velocity right? Keep eating that crow.

  5. no he pitched in a game so the DL will be backdated to that start plus the wont bring him up anyways

  6. The injury may not be exactly the same as Hughes' last year, but the parallels are striking. Pitcher shows up in camp overweight and out of shape, shows reduced fastball velocity and gets shelled. At least Pineda got smacked around before the games count. Hopefully he learned his lesson the way Hughes apparently learned his. Barring a rash of starting pitching injuries, it wouldn't be a shock if Pineda spent most of the year in the minors and be put on a training program in the offseason to allow him to come into 2013 camp ready to roll.

  7. Oh leave off Girardi. If pineda got so worked up about "winning a spot" that he felt he couldn't beat old man garcia what would have happened if he was in a big series against boston. If garcia was pitching better than pineda let him play instead. It's pretty rediculous to attribute hurting himself and then not telling the coaching staff becauseof the pressure girardi may have put on. Now garcia is in the rotation anyway. If he comes back healthy fine great, but phil hughes was supposed to be a short stint on the DL too. Dont be so quick to just throw a blanket statement on an ill defined injury.