|New York Yankees||Atlanta Braves|
|Derek Jeter, SS||Michael Bourn, CF|
|Curtis Granderson, CF||Martin Prado, LF|
|Alex Rodriguez, 3B||Brian McCann, C|
|Robinson Cano, 2B||Dan Uggla, 2B|
|Mark Teixeira, 1B||Chipper Jones, 3B|
|Raul Ibanez, LF||Jason Heyward, RF|
|Nick Swisher, RF||Eric Hinske, 1B|
|Russell Martin, C||Andrelton Simmons, SS|
|Hiroki Kuroda, SP||Tim Hudson, SP|
The first pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m., on the YES...
From a substantive matter, I guess I mostly agree with Cashman. It’s certainly true that the Yankees didn’t really have Joba “bounce around” from the rotation to the bullpen, anymore than any starter who breaks into the big leagues in the bullpen is bounced around, and that has been a common practice in MLB for decades now. To that end, it’s also extremely stupid to say that that cause Joba to need Tommy John surgery in 2011, both because there’s no evidence for that at all and because, by that point, Joba hadn’t pitched out of the rotation since September of 2009. And the point about other teams is certainly true, though I’d politely suggest Cashman take that up with the local media that he happily enables most of the time.
On the other hand, it’s sort of hard to get past the fact that Cashman pulled the plug on Joba as a starter after just one full season in 2009, ostensibly because Joba’s stuff played better in the bullpen (something that Cashman has said publicly).…
“I haven’t been looking,” Cashman said. “That doesn’t mean that (it’s out of the question). Now you’ve passed the draft, people will be more interested in having conversations. I have not had any conversations with anybody about anything.”
Almost immediately after we heard of Brett Gardner‘s setback last weekend, we had word from...