Monday

Mejores Prácticas para Software de Mercadeo

Este informe de mercadeo gratuito es un estudio que descubre, mide y comparte los más grandes impactos de prácticas y resultados en la adquisición de prospectos usados por los mejores mercadologos de negocio a negocio. Aqui es los mejores prácticas para software de mercadeo.

Manny Shoves Clubhouse Assistant, But It's No Big Deal

Manny Ramirez shoved the Red Sox' traveling secretary to the ground because he couldn't get sixteen tickets to a Red Sox vs. Astros game. He later apologized, and no action will be taken. Why? This is the second time this year Manny has gotten physical with another person, and he continues to get away with it. Obviously, the Red Sox aren't going to release Manny, like the Astros did with Shawn Chacon, but he should at least be fined or suspended.

Gardner Called Up

According to a local paper in South Carolina, Brett Gardner has been called up to the Bronx. The corresponding demotion/DFA/DL stint has not been released yet, but I'll post it later. Gardner was playing very well in AAA this season, .287/.412/.429 with three homers and 34 steals. It is unclear whether or not he'll be able to hit in the majors, but he can't be much worse than Melky, and we know he can run.

Sunday

Kennedy Will Have to Earn His Way Back

According to Joe Girardi via Pete Abraham, Ian Kennedy will not definitely return to the rotation once he becomes fully healthy. IPK was actually activated from the DL yesterday, and sent to High A Tampa. He pitched well in his start there, and may make another before heading to AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Although the back end of the rotation doesn't look so great right now, this is the right way to handle it. Kennedy was horrible while he was healthy, and has to prove that he can pitch well enough to get big league hitters out before he gets called up. I think that this will happen, and he may not be in the minors too much longer, with Giese/Ponson as the fifth starter.

Saturday

Game 81: Yankees at Mets

YANKEES (43-37)
Damon LF
Jeter SS
Abreu RF
Rodriguez 3B
Giambi 1B
Posada C
Cano 2B
Cabrera CF
Pettitte LHP

METS (39-40)
Reyes SS
Castillo 2B
Wright 3B
Beltran CF
Delgado 1B
Tatis RF
Phillips LF
Castro C
Santana LHP

Friday

Matsui To DL

As we try to forget that first game of the doubleheader, we get worse news: Hideki Matsui is headed to the DL His roster spot was used to make room for Sidney Ponson, who will pitch tonight. In possibly worse news, Ross Ohlendorf has been optioned to Scranton to make room for Kei Igawa. I'm guessing (hoping) this won't last long, and Igawa is only being brought up as long relief if (when) Sir Sidney falters.

Game 79: Mets at Yankees

YANKEES (42-36)
Cabrera CF
Jeter SS
Abreu RF
Rodriguez 3B
Giambi DH
Posada C
Cano 2B
Betemit 1B
Christian LF
Giese (1-2) RHP vs Pelfrey (4-6) RHP

TV: MY9
RADIO: WCBS 880

Make Up Game

Last nights game was postponed and is now on July 18 at 7:05 pm. All the stats from last night game were wiped and the Yankees now need to come back to Pittsburgh and lose another off day. Moose had this to say: 

“We had a beautiful day, we could have played all day long,” he said. “Now we’re going to get home at whatever time we get home. It’s frustrating. Now we lose another off day and have to come back (to Pittsburgh) and play another game.”

Thursday

Game 79: Yankees at Pirates

YANKEES (42-36)
Damon LF
Jeter SS
Abreu RF
Rodriguez 3B
Giambi 1B
Cano 2B
Cabrera CF
Molina C
Mussina (10-5) RHP vs Maholm (5-5)

TV: YES Network
Radio: WCBS 800

Update: The game has been rained out, and will be made up on July 10

Papelbon is an Idiot

In the Bon's weekly interview with Comcast sports he said some pretty stupid things. One of my favorite quotes from the video is "My underwear is really raunchy and dirty and stinky. I got skidmarks everywhere on that." Intelligence at it's finest, the link to the video is below if you can stand the whole thing.

Wednesday

Game 78: Yankees at Pirates

YANKEES (41-36)
Cabrera CF
Jeter SS
Abreu RF
Rodriguez 3B
Giambi 1B
Posada C
Cano 2B
Christian LF
Chamberlain (1-2) RHP vs Duke (4-4)LHP

TV: YES Network
RADIO: WCBS 880
NOTES: If the Yankees lose against Zach Duke I will not be happy.

Yanks Have Some Moves to Make

As I am sure you all know, the Yankees will play the Mets in a gimmicky home and home doubleheader on Friday. Due to this, the Yankees will need to call up Sir Sidney Ponson. There are a few moves the Yankees can make to clear a spot on the roster for Sir Sidney:
  • DFA Chad Moeller. Jorge has been back for three weeks now, and it doesn't seem like the Yankees need to carry three catchers anymore
  • Send down Justin Christian. He probably won't be on the roster long anyway.
  • DFA LaTroy Hawkins. We all know he sucks, and the move is probably inevitable, so why not Friday?
My choice would be Hawkins. All three of those moves will happen in the near future, but Moeller may actually be helpful this weekend, since the Yanks will play four games in three days. Christian should probably stay on the roster until Damon and Matsui are healthy, so it looks like it will be Hawkins. 

Tuesday

Some Minor News

In case you were wondering who that man starting in left field tonight, it is Justin Christian, a 28 year old outfielder who was called up today (Billy Traber was demoted). Christian has been hitting well in AAA, and also provides speed on the basepaths. Also, Humberto Sanchez finally made his debut in the Yankee system tonight. The righty came over in the Gary Sheffield deal, and though he was previously a starter, will pitch out of the bullpen this year, and maybe forever. He went two thirds of an inning, allowing a run on a hit. The line really isn't important tonight, its more important that he actually pitched.

Game 77: Yankees at Pirates

YANKEES (41-35) 3rd Place
Cabrera CF
Jeter SS
Abreu RF
Rodriguez 3B
Giambi 1B
Posada C
Cabo 2B
Christian LF
Rasner (4-4) RHP vs Gorzelanny (5-6) LHP

TV: MY9
RADIO: WCBS 880

Kennedy Completes Rehab Start

Yesterday Ian Kennedy pitched for the Gulf Coast Yankees making his first start since he strained his lat. We don't know how many pitches he threw exactly but he was supposed to throw under 50 pitches. His numbers were: 1 Run on 3 Hits with no walks and 7 strikeouts over 3 innings. Chase Wright also pitched in that game. 

Monday

Aceves Promoted

Minor league pitcher Alfredo Aceves was promoted to AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre tonight, making that two levels in about half a season. Don't think this guy is some kind of prodigy, he is 25 years old, and pitched in the Mexican League last year, which is about equal to AAA in America. Aceves is having a great season but he is by no means a prospect, and may never help the Yankees at the big league level.

Prospect Update: Pitchers

The Yankees have a day off today before heading out to Pittsburgh, so today seems like a good day to check out what the prospects are up to:
AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre:
Starters:
Daniel McCutchen: Struck out 52 in 53 IP in AA, with a 2.55 ERA, but has struggled so far since his promotion to AAA with 26 K's in 37.1 IP with a 4.34 ERA
Alan Horne: He spent a lot of time on the DL this year, but in the 24.1 innings he has pitched, he has pitched pretty well, with 22 strikeouts and a 3.70 ERA
Relievers:
Scott Paterson: The big righty has thrown 30 innings out of the bullpen this year, with 32 strikeouts and a 3.00 ERA
David Robertson: The little righty has thrown 29.2 innings in AAA this year, with 43 K's and a 1.82 ERA after throwing 18.2 innings in AA with 26 strikeouts and a 0.96 ERA
JB Cox: About to come off the DL, he has 12.1 IP in Scranton with a 0.73 ERA. In 6.2 IP in Trenton, he had a 1.35 ERA and in 6 IP in Tampa, he had a 3.00 ERA after rehabbing from Tommy John surgery last season
AA Trenton:
Starters:
Alfredo Aceves: In 97 IP between Tampa and Trenton, he has 72 strikeouts and an ERA of 1.95
Eric Hacker: Like Aceves, he started the year in Tampa, and between Tampa and Trenton he has thrown 78.1 innings with 59 strikeouts and a combined 2.07 ERA
Jason Jones: A 2.49 ERA in 86.2 IP
Chase Wright: Remember him? In 64.1 IP this year, he has a 2.56 ERA
Relievers:
Anthony Claggett: He came over in the Gary Sheffield trade, and has 25 strikeouts in 27.1 ERA, along with a 1.32 ERA
Mark Melancon: Another guy coming off TJ surgery, has struck out 43 batters in 51 IP between Tampa and Trenton, with a 2.29 ERA
High A Tampa:
Starters:
Ryan Pope: Currently on the DL, but has a 2.81 ERA in 51.1 IP
Christian Garcia: Formerly a top prospect, but can't stay healthy, though the potential is still there. He threw 24.1 innings before going back on the DL with a 4.38 ERA and 31 strikeouts
Zach McAllister: In 85.1 IP between Charleston and Tampa, he has a 2.64 ERA and 70 K's
Relievers:
Jonathon Hovis: In just 14.1 IP, he has 14 strikeouts and a 1.88 ERA
Low A Charleston:
Starters:
Jairo Heredia: 40 K's and a 2.98 ERA in 42.1 IP
Dellin Betances: 64 strikeouts, but 40 walks, in 55 IP, with a 4.09 ERA
Relievers:
Jonathan Ortiz: The closer, he has 39 K's and a 1.85 ERA in 34 IP