Results for tag: Joba Chamberlain
Posted by: Kim Jones on May 10, 2011 at 03:53:33 PM

1. Joe Girardi had a message for his players in the clubhouse after Sunday’s 12-5 win in Texas: “You’ve got to stop making it so hard on yourselves.” Girardi was reacting minutes after the last out was recorded on a 3-4 road trip that featured plenty of blunders. Most obviously, the Yankees committed nine errors, all in the last four games. When asked, Girardi wouldn’t elaborate on his message. But clearly, he intended to give the Yankees something to think about going into yesterday’s off day. And before the homestand begins today.

2. Also on the road trip -- we’re cleaning out the notebook here -- A.J. Burnett and Ivan Nova continued to forge a nice relationship. Or, as Burnett put it, “I was dragging him with me every day.”

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Posted by: DoubleGSports on Feb 14, 2011 at 08:50:24 AM

Spring Training in Tampa, Florida will be very interesting to follow this year. The New York Yankees are coming in after a disappointing ending to 2010 and a somewhat odd off-season.

Veterans and youngsters will all have opportunities to impress the Yankees staff and earn roster spots for the upcoming 2011 season. Up and down the roster there are holes that can need filling, jobs that can be won.

A handful of pitchers enter the Spring with hope of making the Opening Day roster. The starting rotation alone has two spots yet to be filled. Behind CC Sabathia, Phil Hughes, and A.J. Burnett, the Yankees will need to fill the final two rotation spots.

Youngsters Ivan Nova, Andrew Brackman, Dellin Betances and Manny Banuelos will battle veterans Sergio Mitre, Bartolo Colon, and Freddy Garcia

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Posted by: nwyankees on Feb 7, 2011 at 05:30:43 PM

Even though the Yankees missed out on Cliff Lee, the Rafeal Soriano signing was a crucial one because he gives the Bronx Bombers two dominant pitchers at the end of the bullpen. This is something that they have not in essence had since Mariano Rivera was pitching the eighth and John Wetteland was pitching the ninth in 1996.

With all the talk about the core four turning into the core three right now, since Andy Pettitte ended his brilliant career on Friday, it is reassuring to know that the Yankees have a replacement for Rivera once he does retire. Another question on lots of peoples mind right now is if Derek Jeter will be able to bounce back from his sub-par 2010 campaign. Last season, Soriano struck out 57 batters while walking only 14, while converting 45 saves with an impressive 1.73

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Posted by: Larry Fleisher on Jan 27, 2011 at 02:48:55 PM

Everyone remembers where they were on big dates such as November 22, 1963, September 11, 2001, December 7, 1941, September 1, 1939 and so on. Those are big ones and then there are other dates that for some reason you randomly recall either due to outstanding memories or just random recall.

With the recent revelations that Joba Chamberlain's velocity dip has might have been caused by a shoulder injury suffered in the fifth inning on August 4, 2008 in Texas. It was a very nice Monday night and the Yankees had just completed a split against the Angels with a bizzare 14-9 win.

It was during a stretch that I attended every single Yankee and Met home game from July 27-August 29 but the Mets were off awaiting the Padres so I had the day to myself. I wound up spending it far from baseball and

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Posted by: matt on Jan 27, 2011 at 11:39:27 AM

            Cashman has really screwed up this time, why on earth would he sign a guy who hasn't pitched in almost 2 years?  Colon was once a great starter, but it's not happening now, although the yankees signed Colon he is only garanteed to make up to 900,000 if he makes the team, which he won't.  So right now the Yankees only have maybe four guys who can pitch in the rotation CC, Hughes, Burnett, and perhaps Nova.  The yankees can do better than that, there are still three pichers that are rumored to be in the Yankees eyes, Justin Duchscherer, Jeff Francis and Chris Carpenter, all of whome are injury prone.  The best bet of the three is Duchscherer because he's reliable and despite his depression, he has said

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Posted by: Larry Fleisher on Oct 12, 2010 at 07:01:49 PM

Today is October 12 and a year ago, the Yankees were preparing for the Angels in the ALCS. The Yankees knew they would be facing the Angels because on the same day as their victory in Minnesota, the Angels scored three times in the ninth off Jonathan Papelbon.

At a quiet Yankee Stadium, where the only activity is a simulated game the Yankees still do not know if it they will be facing the Rays or Rangers for American League pennant.

One thing they seem to know is that A.J. Burnett will get a start and that will be Game Four a week from today at Yankee Stadium. Normally that would not be a big deal but the fact that Burnett’s numbers during the regular season were among his worst make it a concern.

Manager Joe Girardi said he does have a belief in Burnett since he saw him pitch

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Posted by: Larry Fleisher on Oct 8, 2010 at 05:08:05 PM

If Brian Cashman said yes during the winter of 2008, Phil Hughes might have been wearing the colors of the Minnesota Twins and answering questions about why his team can’t beat the Yankees in a postseason series.

If Cashman pulled the trigger on sending Hughes to Minnesota, Johan Santana might be answering questions (assuming he doesn’t have the same health problems as he does with the Mets) about how the Yankees dominate the Twins in the postseason.

It was a move that some took the Yankees to task because the year they did not make the playoffs and settled for finishing with 89 wins.

The move already looks good because of what has become of Hughes and Santana.

Hughes was the eighth-inning guy on a championship team, a role so vital that Jorge Posada thought was among the more

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Posted by: DoubleGSports on Oct 6, 2010 at 03:00:50 PM

Here we go again. October baseball. Yankees vs Twins.

Is this the year Minnesota overtakes the achillies heel that has been the New York Yankees? It seems like every time the Twins make the playoffs, the Yankees are there to put them back in their place. With a new stadium in Target Field, is this the year the Twins start a new era?

This time, the Twins will have home field advantage after winning the American League Central. The Yankees enter this years playoff as the AL Wild Card team, finishing one game behind the Tampa Bay Rays in the American League East.

New York finished the regular season with a 95-67 record while Minnesota was 94-68. The Twins hold the American League’s best home record this season going 53-28 at Target Field.

While the Twins finished with just one less

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Posted by: DoubleGSports on Oct 5, 2010 at 02:38:44 PM

The New York Yankees have released their 25 man roster for the American League Division Series which begins Wednesday in Minnesota. While most of the roster is as expected, there were some decisions manager Joe Girardi needed to make.

Girardi has chosen a three man starting pitching rotation for this series. CC Sabathia will start Game 1 on Wednesday, followed by Andy Pettitte and Phil Hughes. Hughes gets the home start in Game 3 on Saturday in Yankee Stadium.

A.J. Burnett, the struggling starter, is on the roster and could be used out of the bullpen. Javier Vazquez, starter turned reliever, has been left off the first round roster. This is interesting as Vazquez could have been useful out of the bullpen. Burnett is not the type of pitcher you would use in a tough spot.

The only

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Posted by: Larry Fleisher on Sep 23, 2010 at 02:19:56 AM

When you are a team contending for the World Series, the six months you hope to be playing can be equated to a war that is played out on the field. Over the course of time, there will be small battles and occasionally a manager will concede.

In other words you are losing the battle to win the war and that is what happened last night.

Though Joe Girardi might not have envisioned a two-hour rain delay ending A.J. Burnett’s night after three innings and 51 pitches, he might have been thinking about the bigger picture when it comes with bullpen usage when encountering those circumstances.

That is the advantage of 40-man rosters after Sept 1, something that has existed since 1968 and recently become a popular topic to debate.

So what Girardi tried to do is get through a game with his

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