Damon could go to the DL

It looks more and more like Johnny Damon could be headed to the disabled list
for the first time in his career, though that’s still not 100 percent
certain. They planned to re-evaluate him on Sunday but when a guy can’t
put his uniform jersey on, he’s a long way from playing left field at
Yankee Stadium.

Speaking of that, did Dustin Pedroia think Damon was still playing left
field in the first inning or what? Nice throw by Brett Gardner and it
got a pretty good reaction from the crowd. That’s a heck of a heads-up slide by Jason Giambi there to put the Yankees on the board as well. You wonder what was going through his mind as he huffs and puffs around third base, then sees the ball is going to beat him by a great margin.

Still waiting for the energy to pump this building up. It’s warm, hazy and I know it’s Yankees-Red Sox, but it seems like there’s still 55,000 people (less the people wearing red, and there’s a lot of them) waiting for a reason to explode. Maybe some of them are feeling under the weather like Jorge Posada is.

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When I say Mike doesn’t have enough respect from the players, I mean relative to the ones who were voted into the All-star game by the players. He’s no AJ Pierzynski for sure.

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How could you say Mussina isn’t respected by the players? He’s a really well liked guy around the league. I’ve never heard anything bad about him.

He has better #’s than santana-two more wins with an offense that is, well, offensive (Ha, I like that!)

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Must add – let’s get the ‘Tache to the ASG!!

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I feel sorry for Moose not making the All-star cut but looking at it…Rivera, Joe Nathan, Papelbon & K-Rod all deserve the call more (+ can help the AL with what it really needs, relief not 6/7 starters) and that leaves only Joe Saunders (12-4, 3.04 ERA) and Ervin Santana (9-3, 3.28 ERA) of the Angels who could have been left out by Francona.

Tough call. I’d have gone for Moose over Santana but well if only MM was more popular/respected by the players he might have got in.

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YANKEES WEEKLY TV SCHEDULE EDT
7/7 – MON – – –
7/8 – TUE – 7p – YANKEES vs Rays  – YES
7/9 – WED – 1p – YANKEES vs Rays  – YES
7/10 – THU – 7p – YANKEES at Pirates – YES
7/11 – FRI – 7p – YANKEES at Blue Jays  – MY9
7/12 – SAT – 1p – YANKEES at Blue Jays  – YES
7/13 – SUN – 1p – YANKEES at Blue Jays  – YES

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I have not been a big Mike Mussina fan but it is a total disgrace that he has been left off of the AL All Star team.

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YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD July 6, 2008

Scranton/WB
Toledo (Tigers) 6:30p
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Trenton
New Hampshire (Blue Jays) 1:05p
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Sarasota (Reds) 1p
Tampa
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Staten Island
Auburn (Blue Jays) 6:05p
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Abreu is terrible, he doesn’t even make an effort when he’s beated and he’s not hitting. we have to get Damon healthy.

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The best move the Yankees can make is to shore up the middle of their lineup with a power bat. The Yanks can patch together a starting five and their is enough talent in the pen & AAA to get the ball to Rivera when needed. The Yankees are putting too much stress on the pitching staff by leaving so many runners in scoring position. Abreu, A-Rod, Giambi, Posada will not get the job done. The absence of Damon & Matsui further highlight their power outage. The only credible power bat is Barry Bonds…who cares if is 44 or 84. It has been reported that he is in excellent shape. Mussina, approaching fourty, was supposed to be washed up but he has outperformed all of our “great young pitching arms”. The Yanks have absolutely nothing to loose by signing the most prolific, patient, power hitter of this generation; with out him there will be no post season. The Yanks will have to hop over at least three teams to have a chance to win the wild card. The Rays are for real and will only get better, the Red Sox will eventually get Ortiz back and make a giant push to win the division outright, The White Sox, Twins, and Tigers are playing good baseball and feature power strokers up and down their respective lineups…The Twins lead the majors in delivering, two out, clutch rbi…The Yanks lineup as currently constituted, simply does not match up with any of these teams. Damon was being charitable when he stated that the Yankees are not as athletic as some of the aforementioned competitors.

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Guillen just had a run in with the pitching coach in KC & he has hit well in the House. Nady would be a great edition to the outfield and I would imagine that the Pirates would listen to an offer. If this team is to get back into it (and frankly I am not sure of that) then management needs to be buying at the trade deadline.

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Get off of Sabbathia already are you promoting him or something. Piazza is done he hasn’t seen a ball for months. I was kidding I couldn’t even bare hear barry’s name at Yankee Stadium, gee. Sheffield are you serious? You must recall his grace. The only man worth anything was Johan and he’s gone now you want to trade for Sabathia? This is basically wha the Yankees have been doing in the past getting the man that beat them. I even dare say Fuentes is overrated it’s just the market is limited. I can’t imagine his price since Boston and Tampa will persue him aswell.

By redsunkktt@yahoo.com on July 5, 2008 8:09 PM

Sheff and Piazza are pinch hitter/bench players. If we carry 3 catchers, one might as well hit beyond Posada.

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I think Nady, CC and/or Fuentes would be a good fiit for this team. Does anyone know what Fuentes’s #’s are against lefties? (in fact, I really like nady)

What about Jose Guillen as a RT handed OF bat? I know he’s a jerk, but it seems like more the trend lately to fit with a coach/front office guy.

I know, I’m reaching here….

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YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD July 5, 2008

Syracuse (Blue Jays) 0
Scranton/WB 5
W: D. McCutchen (2-6, 3.36); L: D. Romero (3-7, 4.03)
HR: None.
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2008_07_05_syraaa_swbaaa_1&t=g_box&did=milb
Trenton 3
New Hampshire (Blue Jays) 2
W: E. Hacker (4-1, 2.05); L: B. Cecil (3-2, 3.16); SV: M. Melancon (2)
HR: None.
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2008_07_05_treaax_nhmaax_1&t=g_box&did=milb
Sarasota (Reds) 12
Tampa 5
W: A. Smit (7-5, 3.82); L: M. Dunn (3-5, 4.63)
HR: SAR: D. Stubbs (5). TAM: C. Henry (1).
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2008_07_05_sarafa_tbyafa_1&t=g_box&did=milb
Charleston 6
Augusta (Giants) 3
W: J. Heredia (4-2, 2.66); L: C. Clark (6-2, 4.30)
HR: CHA: A. Romine (3).
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2008_07_05_crdafx_augafx_1&t=g_box&did=milb
Staten Island 6
Auburn (Blue Jays) 2
W: D. Phelps (2-0, 2.95); L: J. Carreno (2-1, 2.00)
HR: None.
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2008_07_05_staasx_aubasx_1&t=g_box&did=milb
GCL Phillies 12p (?)
GCLYankees
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It’s frustrating to see this team struggle so much… we’re missing Matsui and we may be missing Damon, keep that in mind. Matsui was having a great year. But this team has been awful with 2 outs and runners in scoring position, and it’s hard to cheer for ‘em! Still, they’re the Yankees, they’re a good team, they have a good offense… they’re just slumping is all.

The answer is to call up Matt Carson or Colin Curtis or Juan Miranda. These guys could give this team that energy and that pop in the bat that Christian and Gardner don’t have. Think about it!

-EJ/Kid From New York

yankeesquad.mlblogs.com

EJ/Kid From New York

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Bryan Fuentes ERA 3.82, Kyle Farnsworths 3.79 ERA. With Kyle locking five more innings pitched. They both average a hit and a strikeout per inning pitched. Fuentes does pitch in a hiiters park buth the numbers are mirror matched.

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The bullpen has been supar of late if they can keep this up for the second half it would be a huge boost.

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Get off of Sabbathia already are you promoting him or something. Piazza is done he hasn’t seen a ball for months. I was kidding I couldn’t even bare hear barry’s name at Yankee Stadium, gee. Sheffield are you serious? You must recall his grace. The only man worth anything was Johan and he’s gone now you want to trade for Sabathia? This is basically wha the Yankees have been doing in the past getting the man that beat them. I even dare say Fuentes is overrated it’s just the market is limited. I can’t imagine his price since Boston and Tampa will persue him aswell.

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MO had me sweating!

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I don’t think Bonds would fix this team’s offensive problems at all. He’s like 44 yrs old, and we don’t even know how good he will be if we do sign him. HELL NO TO BARRY BONDS. Maybe trade for Xavier Nady or Jason Bay to play the outfield positions. Adam Dunn or carlos Lee would be better DH options than bonds.

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Juan Pierre
Fuentes
Piazza or Sheff
Sabathia.

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i think i read (from YankeesChick) that Bonds would play for league minimum.. would you sign Bonds if he played for cheap or nothing?

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Who’s available? Yeah, thats a great idea sigh another outfielder. How about Bonds?

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Crip and Varitek put the ball in play Rivera got Lugo down the plate. Without Damon, Hideki and Posada in the lineup this is wha you get two runs a joke.

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Agree pride they need another outfielder with a stick. If Matsui and Damon are down they need another stick in the outfield. Who’s available?

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call me levelboss, jhtravers

here’s a last thought peoples.. LOB: 10 TEN!!!

Hank, Cash, and Girardi need to pick up one or more bats this trade deadline

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Crisp and Varitek helped out too. Just don’t dump it on Lugo the two guys before him K’ed and popped out to first base. Must be taking lessons from the Yankees. If the shoe had been on the other foot today this board (including myself) would have gone off.

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Yesterday was a season defining loss with the runs scored on Damons dropped ball if you can call it that and then bases loaded 1 out and no runs then the last hit by abreau falling just short.
Then today 2-0 up the unthinkable with Mo hitting two and pitching into and out of a bases loaded none out jam, just as season defining. Joba up tomorrow to hopefully square this series and get the team back on track ready to face The Rays.
This win should be shared between Mussina, The Bullpen and Riviera.

Aussie Bryan

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Theo got this guy for there SS and he’s the better GM?

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My thoughts exactly pride. Time for a beer or a shot of Irish whiskey.

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greatest relief pitcher of the modern era. The fact that he loaded the bases with no-out and got out of it with the save proves how great this guy is. 22-22 in save ops….This was interesting…

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Looks like the Yankees aren’t the only team that does not drive in runs with the bases loaded. Way to scare us Mo.

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whew

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Come on Mo strikeout Lugo.

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We NEED a double play ball Rivera bear down.

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Rivera has hit two guys what the hell is wrong with him?

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Turn the game over to Mo and he’s in deep trouble, What a rotten year.

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no Damon, no Jorge, no Matsui.. this year’s trade deadline should address a big (or consistent) bat

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As one who has criticized Farnsworth I will give him his due here, he has held the lead now it is up to Mo.

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Also where are all the Farnswort baggers fair dinkum HE HAS BEEN VERY CREDITABLE in 95 % of his innings pitched. Here again with a two run lead he has gone 123. Give the guy credit when it is due don,t just sit back and wait for a stumble before you slam him credit given when credit due.

Aussie Bryan

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As stated on other blog Gardenr has I believe fulfilled all expectations and although 1-16 he has not been the strike out bunny as suggested. He has worked the count full 9 times and has hit the ball well and hard and could have had a number of more hits,

Also all and sundry has bagged the bull pen ALL YEAR. Now with Veras AGAIN throwing well with another impressive 123, absolutely nailing Veritek and with Baby Face Robertson and Farnsworth the bridge is shaping up well.

Overall in the past 10 games it has not been the fault of the bull pen.

AB

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The Yankees seem completely incapable of getting a hit when they have 2 outs.

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Once again bases loaded less than two outs and Giambi and Betemit are unable to get the damn ball out of the infield. Teams that are competitive, teams that win DO THAT. This is one of many reasons this team STINKS. Stop trying to be the hero and play basic fundamental baseball you jerks.

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