Monday, June 1, 2009
Monday, May 4, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
- The Yankees are worth the most money in the MLB (no surprise).
- As we all know the Yankees are taking on Boston tonight and I am looking forward to the Joba/Youk feud.
- A-Rod's recovery is going swimmingly: he ran the bases for the second straight day. He went from home to first four times and from first to second six times. He took 28 swings off curveballs and another 63 in BP.
- RAB has fun with small sample sizes.
- Pedroia's brother (right) has pleaded guilty to having oral sex with a minor.
- Holliday has expressed interest in the Yankees.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Friday, November 28, 2008
Of the trio of Yankees rookies who were expected to be big members of the rotation last year, only Joba had a succesful year. He showed everybody that he could start as well as relieve and at least temporarily shut up those who wanted him in the bullpen. He evolved into the ace of the Yankees (yes even more so than Moose for a while) when Wang went down and seemed to keep the team afloat. The Yankees are banking on him in 2009 to be a major part of the rotation, albeit with an innings limit, and really the future of their franchise.
Much of the same can be said for Hughes. However, because of his awful, injury plagued year last year, much of the attention and pressure has been diverted to Joba. If the Yankees are careful with him and Joba stays on track, then he may become one of those rare, true aces in baseball. However, if he comes crashing down to earth then the Yankees are going to be in deep trouble. Its a lot of pressure to put on a 22 year old but without Joba you can expect quite a few more quiet Octobers in the Bronx.
Sunday, October 19, 2008
"I want to apologize to the New York Yankees and the fans for an error in judgment and for putting myself in a difficult situation," read a statement released by his agents. "I intend to properly resolve this situation, and do not intend to be in such a situation again. My goal is to focus on pitching for the Yankees in the 2009 season."Joba is a good kid, do not judge him by this youthful mistake.
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Joba Chamberlain was arrested for driving under the influence early Saturday morning near his hometown of Lincoln, Neb.
Deborah Collins, a spokeswoman for the Nebraska State Patrol, said that the 23-year-old Chamberlain was pulled over after being observed speeding in a 2006 BMW 750i shortly after 1 a.m. on U.S. 77.
Chamberlain was arrested after an odor of alcohol was detected and an open container of alcohol was observed on the front passenger seat. Chamberlain was taken to the Cornhusker Place Detox and booked on charges of driving under the influence, having an open container of alcohol and speeding
My first reaction is digust and dissapointment. Yes, he`s only 23 but he should know better. Both as a public figure and a human being he should know better.
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
If Hughes pitches great for the rest of the year, Mussina comes back, and they sign two of Burnett/Sheets/Sabathia then I guess I'm okay with the move. However, I'd be extremely disappointing if I never saw Joba start a game ever again.
Sunday, August 31, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Chamberlain was placed on the 15-day disabled list last Wednesday due to rotator cuff tendinitis in his pitching shoulder.
“Play catch and just go from there,” Chamberlain said Monday.
The 22-year-old was removed from his start Aug. 2 against Texas in the fifth inning with stiffness in his shoulder. He expects to rejoin the Yankees’ rotation before the end of the month.
Chamberlain is 4-3 with a 2.63 ERA in 32 games, including 12 starts.
Also, DH Hideki Matsui ran the bases for the first time since being sidelined in late June by a left knee injury. He could start playing in minor league rehab games soon.
“If everything goes well, I think in a couple days,” Matsui said through a translator. “I feel like I’ve been making good progress every day. Taking a good step forward each time.”
Matsui has appeared in 69 games this season, hitting .323 with seven homers and 34 RBIs.
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Sunday, June 8, 2008
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Thursday, March 6, 2008
There it is, feel free to chime in and tell me why I'm wrong.
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Shelley Duncan hit a bomb in the bottom of the ninth. It really looks like he'll make the team. Derek Jeter was 2-2 with a walk. Robbie Cano was 3-3 with a double. Johnny Damon was 1-3 with a stolen base.
IPK threw two innings, giving up a solo homer to Delmon Young. Heath Phillips followed with a 1-2-3 inning striking out one. Joba proved he was human, giving up a two-run homer to the mighty Garret Jones. He struck out one and walked one. Jon Albaladejo pitched one and two-thirds innings, giving up a run on 4 hits, striking out two and walking none. I was able to watch Edwar Ramirez pitch, and he was awful. He didn't locate well, and his change didn't seem to move as much as last year. He gave up three earned runs on two hits and a walk. Chris Britton faced two batters, getting them both out. Ross Ohlendorf was pretty nasty. He hit 95 on the gun, with movement. he gave up one hit, but it was weakly hit, and Chris Woodward was out of position. Both of his outs were strikeouts.
One of the announcers, don't know who, said the Yankees won't make the playoffs because they don't have "that #1 starter." When will they learn?
In more important news, Bobby Murcer is okay.
Sunday, January 13, 2008
The Yankees envision Joba Chamberlain as a starter and they are eager to see what his blazing fastball and electric slider can do as part of their rotation. But the Bombers also are concerned about how many innings the 22-year-old will throw next season, so Chamberlain may start the year in the bullpen.
"We're going to prepare him as a starter and we see him as a starter," Yankee GM Brian Cashman said yesterday. "But we have an innings limit that he won't exceed. How we manage the innings limit remains to be seen. The plan is to have him start, but there are a number of scenarios that we'll review." (Source)In addition to his innings cap, GM Brian Cashman has also stated that Joba cannot be fed after midnight, nor be exposed to water or sunlight.