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Posted by: Jack Curry on Aug 6, 2012 at 04:11:21 PM

Forget about Joba Chamberlain surrendering a homer on the second pitch he threw this season. Ignore that he was clipped for four hits while collecting five outs. Don’t stress about the lack of velocity on his fastball. Instead, focus on how Chamberlain made it back to the mound for the Yankees.

When General Manager Brian Cashman first spoke about Chamberlain’s openly dislocated right ankle last March, he was sullen and called it a “massive” injury. The Yankees knew Chamberlain had seriously injured himself, but they couldn’t predict when he would return. It was a disconcerting day, another day when Chamberlain’s roller coaster of a career had been derailed.

“Keep him in our prayers, because obviously he’s facing a lot right now,” said

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Posted by: ScoFid23 on May 5, 2012 at 11:42:53 AM


“It ain’t over ‘til it’s over”…

There is a reason that Mariano Rivera has been my favorite Yankee for a very long time.  I know that Derek Jeter is a quality guy and a favorite of many, but for me, Mariano Rivera has always been the premier player in my opinion.  It doesn’t mean that I feel Jeter’s not a great player…he is.  He is most likely a first ballot Hall of Famer and will go down as the greatest shortstop in Yankees history (with no disrespect to Phil Rizzuto).  But Rivera has always handled himself with dignity and class, and he’s always been accountable when things have gone wrong.  He has never disrespected another player or team, nor has he placed blame anywhere but with himself.  He

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Posted by: ScoFid23 on Mar 31, 2012 at 11:21:33 AM


Locked and not loaded?...

Worst case scenario seems to be playing out with news that Michael Pineda’s shoulder is cause for concern.  Everybody has wondered who would be the odd man out of the rotation, given the strong spring performances by Freddy Garcia and Phil Hughes. There’s been talk of moving either of those two or Ivan Nova to the bullpen, but all things considered, that’s not an ideal spot for any of the three.  I was hopeful that Yankees could find some trade value in Garcia to move him and make room for the others, given that Andy Pettitte looms on the not-so-distant future.  Yesterday, there were indications that Michael Pineda needed to have a strong performance to nail down his much anticipated spot in the rotation.  I didn’t watch

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Posted by: ScoFid23 on Mar 23, 2012 at 09:37:21 PM


We took a mulligan on the first 21 rounds…

It amazes me when I look down this list of names…

Carl Everett, OF

Robert Eenhoorn, SS

Tate Seefried, 1B

Kirt Ojala, LHP

Richard Lantrip, INF

Sam Militello, RHP

Jalal Leach, OF

Tim Rumer, LHP

Matthew Terrell, OF

Darren Hodges, RHP

Richard Hines, RHP

Ron Frazier, RHP

Jeff Motuzas, C

Bo Siberz, RHP

Michael Smith, RHP

Ricky Ledee, OF

Bryan Faw, RHP

Bob Deller, OF

Brent Gilbert, RHP

Kevin Jordan, 2B

Keith Seiler, LHP

These are the players that the Yankees selected prior to Andy Pettitte in the 1990 MLB June Amateur Draft.  Of course, Carl Everett’s name stands out but he achieved major league success elsewhere.  I always had high hopes for Ricky Ledee, but he didn’t live up to the hype. 

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Posted by: Lou DiPietro on Mar 23, 2012 at 01:15:34 PM

The biggest news out of Yankees camp on Friday is the injury suffered by reliever Joba Chamberlain, who will be out indefinitely after suffering an open dislocation of his right ankle on Thursday.

However, the team did get some good news regarding some other players on the injury report over the last few days.

Freddy Garcia, who has been out since suffering a bruised right hand on March 14 against the Blue Jays, threw a bullpen session on Thursday and should be able to start against the Tigers in Lakeland, Fla., on Saturday afternoon.

Nick Swisher, who has sat out the last few days after feeling a tug in his groin on Tuesday against the Pirates, is improving, and manager Joe Girardi said Thursday that Swisher could also return to action this weekend against the Tigers.

"He said he feels

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Posted by: ScoFid23 on Mar 9, 2012 at 08:50:38 PM

A foot apart…

Yes, I admit it.  I was genuinely concerned.  Yesterday, news broke that David Robertson had hurt his foot in a mishap at his home.  The Yankees sounded very concerned and of course they ordered a MRI and were making comments about the severity of the injury.  The immediate thought was the Lisfranc injury suffered by former Yankees starter Chien-Ming Wang.  While Wang is pitching again, it took years and he is still not the same guy who won 19 games in successive seasons a few years back. 

Today, it was announced that Robertson had a deep bone bruise after missing a step on the stairs at his home.  The foot is a boot and he’s on crutches until Sunday, but it now sounds as though Robertson will be back sooner than initially

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Posted by: ScoFid23 on Mar 1, 2012 at 09:53:32 PM


His accounting degree was the first tip-off…

So, it’s true that the fiscal conservative in Managing General Partner Hal Steinbrenner is coming to the forefront.  It’s clear that the Yankees have shown considerable restraint in their financial decisions in recent years and none more evident than this off-season when the Yankees watched and let others pay exorbitant dollars for free agent talent.  It was widely rumored that the Yankees have their eye on 2014 and the desire to get their payroll under the $189 million threshold for luxury tax purposes.  But now that Hal Steinbrenner is on record for the stated goal, it will be interesting to see how this plays out in the next few years.

While there are other guaranteed contracts, the most notable in 2014

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Posted by: Larry Fleisher on Jun 10, 2011 at 02:41:23 PM

Recently, I went to a book/cd sale at a local church where for five dollars I could fill up a bag with as many books/cds as possible.

To my surprise, I found the album for a band called "Semisonic", whose most-known hit from their 1998 album “Feeling Strangely Fine”, is called "Closing Time".

The song, which I first heard on a WFUV sampler CD for members, was believed to be about last call at a bar. Years later, it turned out to be about fatherhood.

Closing time
Open all the doors and let you out into the world
Closing time
Turn all of the lights on over every boy and every girl...

I know who I want to take me home
I know who I want to take me home
I know who I want to take me home...

By now, you might be wondering what this has to do with the Yankees and perhaps the biggest

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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

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Posted by: Kim Jones on May 20, 2011 at 03:45:12 PM

Joba Chamberlain and David Robertson are always game for a great interview. The two of them sit down with Kim Jones before the Subway Series (click the image below to watch).

In the interview, both relievers talk about their experiences playing when they were younger, what it was like to NOT pitch in that 15-inning game and Robertson's new reputation as the "Houdini" of the Yankees' pen. Lots of lightheardedness awaits!