Showing posts with label Sidney Ponson. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sidney Ponson. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Ponson to stay in rotation?

Joe Girardi said yesterday after the game that Ponson would remain in the rotation. I don't see what the point of this is. He's clearly terrible and he has not future with the Yankees. Girardi has been known to lie about stuff like this but if he starts that game against the Rays every Yankees fan should be annoyed. Phil Hughes pitched yesterday giving up 1 run in 5 and 2/3 innings. He struck out 8 and walked 4. Obviously, he walked to many but even if you don't want Hughes then why not give the start to Alfredo Aceves? Ponson doesn't give the team the best chance to win and he`s not a rookie that has to go through growing pains. He`s a veteran who is far past his prime.

Monday, September 1, 2008


It wasn't pretty but the Yankees offense somehow got them a win. Phil Coke had an impressive ML debut which was one of the sole bright spots for the pitching.

In a way Sidney Ponson's performance was also kind of a good thing. This latest terrible start may finally convince the Yankees that their's no reason for him to be on the team anymore. I believe Hughes is pitching today. If he does well he can be called up. If not we can see Alfredo Aceves. Posnson gave us a few good start but he`s really not part of the Yankees future.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Aceves Promoted

This was reported this morning, but I didn't mention it then. Alfredo Aceves has been called up to the Yankees and David Robertson has been demoted. Aceves pitched well in three different minor league levels, after being signed out of the Mexican League. Pure speculation: He will take Rasner's next start, while Hughes will be called up to take Ponson's after a solid start in AAA last night.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

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.

Friday, June 27, 2008

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.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

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. 

Sunday, June 22, 2008

The End is Near

Sidney Ponson is scheduled to pitch on Friday against the shining New York Mets. As you should know Sir Sidney is not one of the most skilled pitchers in the league but lets face it the Mets are not one of the Juggernauts of baseball. The one good thing about him pitching is that if the Mets lose it is the ultimate smack in the face. Anytime a Mets fan says something arrogant to you, you can coolly reply "Sidney Ponson". Lets hope this fat Aruban can shut down the "fear evoking" Mets offense

Lets Hope He Is Sober By Then. 

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Games 72: Padres at Yankees

YANKEES (38-33) 3rd Place
Damon LF
Jeter SS
Abreu RF
Rodriguez 3B
Giambi DH
Posada C
Cano 2B
Betemit 1B
Cabrera CF
Rasner RHP
Peavy RHP

TV: YES Network
NOTES: The Yankees have a season high tying 5 game winning streak. They have also won 8 out of the last 10.

Update: The Yankees have signed Sidney Ponson to a minor league deal. He will be next in line if Dan Giese falters.