Results for tag: Sergio Mitre
Posted by: Pinstriped Bible on May 6, 2010 at 06:19:34 PM

I’ve always been a big supporter of David Robertson’s. His Minor League track record was exemplary, featuring the killer strikeout rates he carried over to the majors. Last year, I felt the Yankees were too slow to embrace him and too conservative when it came to challenging him with appearances in critical situations. I remain enthusiastic about his Major League future. However, it seems like that future is not now.

In nine games this season, Robertston has yet to have one perfect appearance. His walks have been acceptable, his strikeout rate still good, but his mechanics and command seem to have gotten completely out of hand. His last three appearances, each spaced four days apart from its predecessor, have been disastrous. He’s allowed

Posted by: Pinstriped Bible on Apr 8, 2010 at 06:23:27 PM

The Yankees have an unusual bullpen. Due to their collection of pitchers like Chan Ho Park, Joba Chamberlain, Alfredo Aceves, and Sergio Mitre, who are not only viable starters but conditioned to be starters, Joe Girardi can, if he so chooses, dispense with the match-up-based relief tactics that have come to dominate bullpen strategy in the age of Tony LaRussa and reinvent the long-man -- a pitcher who simply throws a few relief innings instead of jogging in and out to face one or two batters. These pitchers had seemed to be ticketed for extinction, having been outcompeted by specialists, but whether by plan or by accident, the Yankees are well-positioned to ignore this frequently counterproductive strategy and just let their best relievers pitch for as long as they can.

Rather than rush

Posted by: Pinstriped Bible on Mar 29, 2010 at 06:22:57 PM

It has been fascinating watching the different opinions on Joba Chamberlain’s future come out of Fortress Yankee. As The New York Times correctly observed this morning, this never would have happened in George’s day. Dave Eiland has an opinion. Pro scouting director Billy Eppler has an opinion. Brian Cashman has an open mind on Joba, but is of the opinion that his subordinates don’t have to hew to the company line. It’s a bright new day in Yankeeland. What it all accomplishes, beyond shifting the air around, is a different matter. The fact is, until Chamberlain shows consistent stuff and results, you can project any future for him, and by “you” I mean Cashman, Eiland, the sanctified ghost of Joe

Posted by: Pinstriped Bible on Mar 24, 2010 at 12:24:32 PM

I still believe he has more long-term value than Sergio Mitre, but you can’t argue with the way the latter has pitched this spring, or just how bad Gaudin has been. The issue with Gaudin has always been control, whereas with Mitre it has been staying healthy and not getting his head handed to him. Two years younger and with a better track record of health and effectiveness, I’d rather bet on Gaudin’s strikeout rate and the possibility of finding a way to shave half a walk per nine innings than on Tommy John surgery having suddenly turned Mitre into an effective pitcher.

The team that acquires Gaudin is going to get a serviceable fifth starter/long man, while it’s not quite clear what application Mitre will have for the Yankees. Long relief? That’s Alfredo Aceves’

Posted by: Pinstriped Bible on Feb 22, 2010 at 08:05:36 PM

The Yankees added a veteran right-hander to their bullpen today when they signed the soon-to-be 37-year-old Chan Ho Park to a one-year deal. Park comes to the Yankees hot off of 3.1 scoreless innings against them in four appearances in the World Series.

Park’s career has been defined by the nine seasons he spent as a starter with the Dodgers, particularly at Dodger Stadium. In his career, Park has a 2.95 ERA at Chavez Ravine, 5.12 everywhere else. Foolishly disregarding his own dependence on the ballpark, in 2002 Park joined the Texas Rangers as a free agent, going from the DH-free league to the AL and from a pitcher’s park to a hitter’s paradise. He was predictably shellacked. His career ERA at the Ballpark in Arlington was 5.74, as Park’s tendency towards wildness