Yankees not interested in Sabathia

With the trade deadline more than three weeks away, the Yankees do not
appear primed to make a major move, though they also will not be
sellers at the deadline. The Newark (N.J.) Star-Ledger reported Saturday
that the Yankees will not pursue a major shakeup, specifically
mentioning the Indians’ C.C. Sabathia as someone the club will not go
after.

“We’re looking into different things,” Yankees co-chairperson Hank
Steinbrenner told the Star-Ledger. “I think we all had more
confidence in what we could do with what we have than what we’ve shown
lately.

“I don’t think there’s going to be any — for
most teams in baseball, 90 percent of the teams in baseball — there’s
not going to be anything major that’s going to happen.”

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It blows me away how little so many of you know about baseball. Have you ever played at a high level (not high school)? Gardner is a pitchers nightmare….NOT because he hits bombs into the bleachers, but because he puts pressure on the pitcher. Yes he only has 3 hits in 22 at bats, BUT the fact that he makes pitchers throw 7-9 pitches per at bat is huge!!!! Wade Boggs was a perfect example of this. Players like this get under pitchers skin because they are tuff outs. It also allows the hitters behind him to see what the pitcher is throwing. AND you don’t want to walk him because you know he’ll steal on you (3 sb’s so far in 4 games). Every walk or single is almost a double. He doesn’t strike out a lot by the way…he’s been walked 60 times in the minors just this year…60!!! We need his life and energy at the top, plus his speed. Just have some patience…4 games in and he beat the second tuffest closer in the game.

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brucebowler, i agree with you in getting holliday and peavy. But, what are the chances that they do get them, right now what they need the is offense and pitching, Plus scouts so the Yankees can get so really good prospects in the organization like LaPorta, Longoria, Buchholz, Bruce, Maybin, and Kershaw. The Yankees have a few great prospects in JOba, Hughes, and Kennedy. They need to trade this year no matter they cannot go into August without a trade made on the Trade Deadline. It doesn’t matter if they don’t take Sabathia but at least get someone that will help your offense or pitching.

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the yankees need a good young ace to go with wang and joba,get rid of the bench coach,hitting coach,pitching coach and bring willie in for the bench,tino or oneill for hitting coach and peterson in for pitchiung coach.trade for holliday,give colorodo kennedy and a few prospects,maybe melky.they need in 2009 to get younger and faster,move posada to first base,call up cervelli,dh matsui,trade damon.if they can get an ace like peavey they can look like peavey,wang,joba,pettitte,hughes,not bad,cervelli,arod,jeter,cano,posada,matsui,holliday,ajax,gardner/melky

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jhtravers,
You’re right how the Moose handled Ramirez, just hit him, but the first one hit the back pant pocket. Gardner needs to start hitting, he only has one hit, they need him on base he steal very easily, like Ellsbury or Reyes. It sort of is a good idea for him to lead off because, let’s say that he does get on, Gardner’s basically on second on the next pitch. They don’t need Sabathia. The Yankees need Brewers prospect LaPorta if they can get him. Plus, they need to capitalize with the bases loaded, they had two chances to score more.

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O’Neill is only interested in bench coach.
Abreu just watched Youkallis’s foul ball. No effort at all.

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Veras is turning into a bridge between the starters & Mo. He has been one of the bright spots this year.

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Gardner has had I believe 16 at bats with only one hit but 2 RBIs and he has not been the strike out bunny that everone believes he is. He has worked the count full on 7 occasions and hit the ball hard for a lot of outs and been unlucky. I think he has promise. Add to that his undoubted speed on base and good defensive skills at R/F. Has anyone an opinion of the above. From where I sit albeit a long way away. The pieces are being put together perhaps not for this year. All that and we are 2-0 up not quite enough but still a lead. Can they hang on with Veras up.

A B

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This entire team is BAD for clutch hitting, even Jeter is having a bad year in that area.

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lol, bases loaded and one out.. and they got 1 run

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My God a sac fly a miracle!!

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another bases loaded one out situation now hit the ball out of the infield.

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here we go again.. bases loaded.. will any runs score?

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Billy Martin’s clone without the alcohol. I’d take O’Neill as a hitting coach. Talk about Pride of the Yankees Part II. As much as fans complain about Yankee trades, how about O’Neill for Roberto Kelly. What a steal!!!!

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Ever wonder what O’Neil would be like as the manager?

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And God forbid O’Neill did not deliver in the clutch, watch out water coolers. Loved that guy!

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Yes cstalhoo but you are talking about guys that wanted to win as a team, not individuals who cared about their stats more than winning as a team. That to me is the biggest difference in the 1996-2000 Yankees and today’s team. Those three wanted to win and if it meant a sacrifice fly or moving a runner over, or delivering in the clutch those three would do it.

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That disease started when O’Neil, Tino, and Scott left the team.

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make that 8 LOB’s for Giambi and Betemit together. Nice job but A-Rod in the 5th. At least he put himself in position to score with the sb’s. alas giambi did not deliver.

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7 of those LOB’s are Betemit and Giambi today. I’m not picking on them it seems to be a disease that this squad has; the inability to drive in runs with the bases loaded and less than two outs. It has been a disease that has hit this team for at least five years.

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They will consider other sticks then Betemit, Gardner or Molina.

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i think the offensive woes started roughly when Matsui went on the DL.. up until then, the problem was more pitching

if Matsui doesn’t come back for this season, then would anybody consider Barry ‘i’ll work for minimum’ Bonds?

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12 LOB already very little support for Moose. He should have three more victories by now with the way he has pitched.

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LOB: 6 (and counting)

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I guess Moose has solved his problems with Manny hitting against him, HIT HIM!!

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Great at bats by Giambi and Betemit with the bases loaded.

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Let the pitcher hit and use the DH rule for Gardner.

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Matt what I like about your posts is you tell it like it is and that is NOT sarcasm as one of this post would say. The reality of this season is this team HAS NOT given its fans any reason to believe that it will come back and get into this race. When IFS become wins with this team maybe most of them will earn their money. Anyone with baseball knowledge knows that this team is not in good shape and changes if not major changes need to be made.

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Sometimes we play mindgames, saying we’ll stand pat and we end up making big moves, we’ll see.

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What about Gardener in the first?

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Girardi will not be fired until after the all-star game even if we don’t win before that. Randolph will be a candidate if a move if made after the season.

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Hawkins is on the roster, he was not cut. Not sure where that rumor started.

By bombersbeat on July 5, 2008 2:55 PM

Olney, sportscenter following thursdays game.

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Joe Buck says we have to carry 3 catchers, dump Moehler add Piazza as a back up/bench player/pinch hitter

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Thomas_D_Roy,
This group of Yankees has tons of talent. The lineup has great hitters 1-8, and whoever they plug into the 9-hole isn’t the worst hitter in the world. I just think it’s awfully retarted that people think the Yankees are awful when they lose two in a row after scoring 18 runs in a game. Not only that, but they lost two in a row to the defending World Series champion Red Sox.
And the coaching is good for the most part. Dave Eiland seems to be decent, Joe Girardi is a very good manager, and Kevin Long is a good hitting coach. If the Yankees don’t talk to the media about Long everyday and say, “OH WHAT A GREAT HITTING COACH!” it doesn’t make him a bad hitting coach.
JH Travers,
Thanks for giving your full and honest opinion. You really said everything from your heart. [/sarcasm]
I don’t care what the Star Ledger thinks. The Star Ledger is a newspaper. It prints whatever the people want to read about. It makes money.
It is not a person with legitimate thoughts and views. It’s a newspaper.
-EJ/Kid From New York
yankeesquad.mlblogs.com

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dang, you folks are so gloomy.. remember the 14.5 game deficit last year? and the Yankees STILL made the playoffs? right now the deficit is only 6 games for the Wild Card.. it’s still VERY possible the season could turn around – three months of baseball to go

if the kids (Robbie and Melky) can start hitting like they’ve done in the past and when Matsui comes back, the Yankees can still get it done

think 2005 and 2007

“Get up Rocky! GET UP!”

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This Star Ledger report indicates to me that management has accepted that this year the Yankees are not playing to make the playoffs. There may not be a roster flushing at the trade deadline but if management thinks it will win with this roster next year than they are on LSD. There are way too many holes on this roster to be a contender. Not only are the Sox and Rays better than the Yankees in this division but the O’s are not far behind. From the age of this roster to the inadequate bench to the unprepared minor leaguers this roster needs some changes.

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Unfortunatley this group of Yankees just is not going to get it done. Yanks should either try to improve the team for next year or make a trade with some big name players to shake things up. They may want to change some of the coaches, especially the batting coach whom has not gotten the response from the players.

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Hawkins is on the roster, he was not cut. Not sure where that rumor started.

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they need Matsui’s bat.. when is he coming back?

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Gardener is way more ready than Melky and Kevin Thompson were at this point.

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YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD July 5, 2008

Syracuse (Blue Jays) 7p
Scranton/WB

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Trenton
New Hampshire (Blue Jays) 7:05p
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Sarasota (Reds) 7p
Tampa

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Charleston
Augusta (Giants) 7:05p
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Staten Island
Auburn (Blue Jays) 6:05p
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GCL Phillies 12p
GCLYankees

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You may also see http://www.yankeesdaily.com for details.

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YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD July 4, 2008

Syracuse (Blue Jays) 8
Scranton/WB 5
W: S. Stidfole (1-1, 1.98); L: J. Cox (3-3, 3.32)
HR: SYR: C. Thigpen (2). SWB: C. Ransom (14), E. Duncan (7).
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2008_07_04_syraaa_swbaaa_1&t=g_box&did=milb
Trenton 6
New Hampshire (Blue Jays) 0
W: P. Coke (7-3, 2.86); L: R. Ray (3-2, 2.10)
HR: TRE: E. Gonzalez (6).
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2008_07_04_treaax_nhmaax_1&t=g_box&did=milb
Sarasota (Reds) 6
Tampa 0
W: M. DeJesus (2-3, 4.19); L: Z. McAllister (3-4, 2.47); SV: R. Geronimo (10)
HR: SAR: J. Francisco (12), D. Stubbs (4), E. Rodriguez (2).
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2008_07_04_sarafa_tbyafa_1&t=g_box&did=milb
Charleston 2
Augusta (Giants) 5
W: W. Rodriguez (1-0, 2.16); L: R. Zink (1-2, 3.63); SV: D. Mixon (2)
HR: None.
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=g_box&gid=2008_07_04_crdafx_augafx_1
Mahoning Valley (Indians) 9
Staten Island 11
W: J. Gonell (3-1, 4.15); L: K. Mead (1-3, 6.89); SV: P. Venditte (4)
HR: STA: W. Ibarra (2).
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=g_box&gid=2008_07_04_mvsasx_staasx_1
GCL Tigers 7
GCLYankees 1
W: B. Hamilton (1-0, 1.42); L: B. Bruney (0-1, 4.50)
HR: None.
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2008_07_04_tgrrok_yanrok_1&t=g_box&did=milb
You may also see http://www.yankeesdaily.com for details.

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Also is Moehler staying on the roster and is Posada moving to DH/1B?

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I thought we cut Ortiz’s homie, Hawkins? He’s still listed on our roster.

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Abreu and Kennadia don’t have to go in the same deal. One could go in a package for Fuentes.
Did Cleveland release their closer or is going to the minors? Option?

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We have to be very careful otherwise we will be making Tony Wolmack, Kenny Lofton deals, giving Kennadia and Abreu away. If we acquire another outfielder first, that is the way to trade Abreu.

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Sabathia could break down soon due to weight concerns and if they wait it out until after the season it will cost less as he is a free agent.
Having a good pitching coach to get the most out of what they have is more important. Leo Mazzone is available and he is the one that had all those Cy Young winners in Atlanta.
Job of a manager coach is to motivate and place people in position to actually win a game. One does not worry about someone’s EGO when it effects the team’s ability to win. With a different set of coaches perhaps this team could accomplish more then just show up. Only pitcher to improve this year is Moose. Many hitters have gotten worse from last years stats. The difference is the coaches/manager not the players.

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