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Posted by: Joe Auriemma on Jun 9, 2011 at 11:06:18 PM
With an injury depleted bullpen, the Yankees are going to have to make some moves to strengthen up their pitching staff. They may make a trade to get help from another organization, however, it is more likely that they will promote from within and give their own prospects a chance to win them over.
According to Marc Carig of the Newark Star Ledger, or as he's better known on Twitter, @Ledger_Yankees, “Brian Cashman says Kevin Whelan, D.J. Mitchell, Adam Warren, David Phelps and George Kontos would all be considered for the bullpen, as far as in-house guys goes.”
All of these pitchers are currently on the Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre Yankees roster and have a lot to offer the Yankees Major League club. Here is a little breakdown on each of these players, just in case they...
Posted by: Joe Auriemma on Jun 9, 2011 at 06:14:14 PM
Yankees Manager Joe Girardi started his pregame press conference with the good news/bad news scenario and he started with the bad news. “The bad news is at some point they decided to do a contrast MRI on Joba today and he has a torn ligament,” Girardi said. “And the interesting thing about this is, if you do every strength exercise with Joba, he passes with flying colors and he has no idea when it happened.”
Joba has been a key piece to a Yankees bullpen puzzle that for the most part has been pretty impressive in 2011. The bullpen was supposed to be a strength for the Yankees coming into the season and has been just absolutely decimated by injuries. The staff has already suffered disabled list stints from Rafael Soriano and Pedro Feliciano. David Robertson is now...
Posted by: Joe Auriemma on Jun 8, 2011 at 11:22:30 AM
One of the more pleasant surprises about the 2011 Yankees has been the emergence of the young arms from the system, arms that have given the team a lot of quality innings out of the bullpen. When free agents Rafael Soriano and Pedro Feliciano were put on the disabled list, it gave the Yankees an opportunity to showcase some of the pitchers that have been quite good down in the farm for a while now.
David Robertson and Joba Chamberlain have been on this team for a while now, but are a product of the system. Both have been lights out and almost brilliant in their roles this season. Lance Pendleton and Hector Noesi have definitely turned some heads since both were called up this year. Pendleton hasn't even allowed a run in his 9 1/3 innings of work.
However, what Noesi did in Game 1 of...
Posted by: Joe Auriemma on May 23, 2011 at 05:24:23 PM
I'm going to try something a little different today and do a news and notes blog. I want to take a look back at the Subway Series and a look ahead at a big week in Yankees baseball with some great storylines.
Subway stops here
It's really been a one-way train between the Mets and Yankees since they started playing each other in 1997. The Yankees now have a 47-34 record against the Mets and won another series this weekend. The team might have lived and died by the home run to win the game on Saturday, but it was their timely hitting on Sunday that won the series.
The Yankees had been 8-0 in rubber games with the Mets going into Sunday's game but struggled against Mike Pelfrey for a good portion of the contest. That is, until Pelfrey got himself into a jam in the seventh inning, and...
Posted by: Joe Auriemma on May 15, 2011 at 06:59:46 PM
After Saturday night's Bronx Zoo atmosphere around the Stadium and in the clubhouse, today was going to be interesting in how this very sensitive situation was going to be handled by Jorge Posada and Joe Girardi.
Posada came to his locker before the game and fielded the many questions that were thrown his way about his decision to ultimately take himself out of the lineup from Saturday night's game.
“I just talked to Girardi and I kind of apologized to him and just had a bad day,” Posada said. “(I) had a bad day yesterday and reflecting on it, just everything all of the frustration just came out and I'm trying to move on.”
He again reiterated that he needed to clear his head yesterday. Posada said, “I did tweak my back a little bit and I took that as an...
Posted by: Joe Auriemma on May 1, 2011 at 04:38:47 PM
Robinson Cano has begun this season exactly where he left off from his almost-MVP season in 2010. He is currently hitting .320 with eight home runs, and 21 RBIs, which is why there was many a raised eyebrows when Eric Chavez pinch hit for him in the bottom of the eighth of just a three run ballgame.
Yankees Manager Joe Girardi addressed why he pulled Cano to the media after the game. "He has a bruised pad in his hand (right here)," Girardi said as he showed exactly where Cano's affected area was. "One of the pickoff throws from Nova was a sinker and it got him, so he's day-to-day and we'll see how he is tomorrow."
That's certainly good news for the Yankees as they finish off a 4-3 homestand and take off for Detroit for a four game set in Motown....
Posted by: Joe Auriemma on May 1, 2011 at 12:46:17 PM
Coming into a new season I usually give position players at least 100 at-bats before examining the numbers and criticizing their plate appearance. However, Jorge Posada's 78 plate appearances and 72 at-bats in the month of April has not garnered much confidence in his approach at the plate to this point. Is it a big adjustment going from a full time catcher to now a full time DH for the first time in his career? Is it all mental now? These are questions that need to be answered as Posada continues his journey in the 2011 season.
Currently, Posada has just nine hits in 72 at-bats for a .125 average. He is 0-for-his-last-18, with two walks, five strikeouts, one run scored and one RBI. That 0-18 span goes from the last at-bat of the game on April 23rd in which he struck out in the ninth...
Posted by: Joe Auriemma on Apr 27, 2011 at 11:11:51 PM
After the Yankees' win on Wednesday night, Yankees Manager Joe Girardi commented in the postgame press conference on the state of his young pitcher Phil Hughes about his MRI test results.
“One of the tests they did with Phil showed and we're not saying that he has it and we're not saying that he doesn't, but a real low level risk of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, which is basically a circulatory problem,” Girardi told the media. “We're sending him to a specialist in St. Louis to either rule it out or rule that he does have it.” That specialist is Dr. William Thompson.
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome or TOS is according to MayoClinic.com, “A group of disorders that occur when the blood vessels or nerves in the thoracic outlet, the space between your collarbone and your...
Posted by: Joe Auriemma on Apr 27, 2011 at 10:53:00 PM
Most everyone scoffed when the Yankees signed Bartolo Colon this offseason. This was not supposed to be the consolation prize for losing out on the Cliff Lee sweepstakes. Then he came to camp in February and again doubters did not think he had a chance to make the roster. All he did was pitch gem after gem, making the Yankees believe that this 37-year-old former Cy Young winner had something left.
Colon is continuing to prove everyone wrong and is pitching like the two-time 20 game winner he was in his prime. On Wednesday night, he gave the team exactly what they needed: an eight-inning, seven hitter, while allowing just one run, walking one and striking out six. This was a victory that ended the Yankees' two-game losing streak and gave the Yankees and their fans the confidence that...
Posted by: Joe Auriemma on Apr 27, 2011 at 10:15:48 PM
Eric Chavez entered the game tonight as a pinch hitter for Mark Teixeira in the eighth inning and stayed on at first base as the Yankees closed out their 3-1 victory over the White Sox.
Teixeira dove for a ball in Tuesday night's game and woke up this morning feeling some soreness in his right shoulder. He knew the exact moment he tweaked it and said, “The third baseman hit a ball down the first base line, I dove and I tried to spin and turn two on it and I knew right away that I jammed it. I played through it last night and didn't really bother me too much last night, but today when I got to the park it was hurting.”
Teixeira actually singled in his last at-bat in the fifth inning, but told Yankees Manager Joe Girardi that he was going to have to come out of the game. “It...