A trade deadline to remember

The 2008 trade deadline will go down as one for the ages, with today’s Manny Ramirez blockbuster capping us off. I cannot remember one with as many recognizable impact players and future Hall of Famers switching teams — Rich Harden, C.C. Sabathia, Pudge Rodriguez and Xavier Nady, Ken Griffey Jr., Mark Teixiera… on and on it went.

Brian Cashman has a 5:30 p.m. ET press conference to discuss the deadline. Unless something transpired that we don’t know about, the last move for the Yankees was sending Alberto Gonzalez to the Nationals for right-handed reliever Jhonny Nunez. The Yankees’ 40-man roster is now at 38.

Pudge is in uniform, wearing No. 12 and batting eighth in the lineup. He set off a photo frenzy at the bat rack in the dugout just a few minutes ago and called it “a dream” to be here. The Yankees are a better playoff contender now than they were on July 25, before the Nady/Damaso Marte deal, there’s no doubt about it.

Revisiting that Jan. 2007 Randy Johnson trade with the D-Backs:

RHP Ross Ohlendorf: Dealt with three others to Pirates for Xavier Nady & Damaso Marte

IF Alberto Gonzalez:
Traded to Nationals for RHP Jhonny Perez (2-8, 4.85 ERA in 26 games at Single-A Potomac and Double-A Harrisburg)

RHP Luis Vizcaino:
Big part of ’07 Yankees bullpen, allowed to walk and replaced by RHP LaTroy Hawkins, earning the Yankees LHP Jeremy Bleich as draft compensation from Colorado.

RHP Steven Jackson: Currently 1-0 with a 4.05 ERA in 21 games at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

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LAA, btw, took last 7 in row from BoSox in 2008, to finish 8 – 1. Main reason there currently is an AL Wild Card race.

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But, bottom line, if the Yanks can’t beat Angels in August and September, why “sqeak” into Division Series only to get steamrollered in October like twice before? Remaining nine regular season Yanks – LAA games are key to 2008 for NYY.

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Don’t forget Minnesota in the AL Wild Card mix….

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How can a team gel when you’re throwing a brand new catcher into a rotation that could be changed for a few Mexican Leaguers any day now, Nady is playing everywhere on the OF and the day after he finally gets a hit he’s benched, and the lineup is completely different every day? Jeter needs a day off, completely no DH or anything Abreu needs to DH with Nady in right and Damon in left. Thats the best possible lineup you can make Nady is a good fielder with a hose, Damon’s noodle arm wont hurt us too bad in left and Melky can field center (the hardest OF position White Sox GM) very well. Abreu is a career .400 hitter with 3-4 HR as a DH. Pudge will be OK he was thrust into the greatest place to play ball on earth after catching a 2AM limo to Detroit from Cleveland and an 8AM flight into NYC, I would have been surprised if he looked like he was 100%. This team will be fine, theres a reason LAA is the best team in baseball they’re friggen good?!? This game is now the biggest game in the season so far, we lost a 1/2 game to the BoSucks and we cannot get swept and have to fight for the split. I thought all along a split was a win against this team who steamrolled the Sox. And whoever said the Rays were phony, c’mon they’re legit, and if you know baseball you’re not surprised that they’ve done this. It’s about time they’ve had the 1st pick like 5 years in a row I was saying this year or next year the AL East would have to watch out. The Yanks and Sox are fighting for second right now because the Rays will not come back to them and neither team looks poised enough or has the schedule to make a run like 20/22 that may be needed to catch the Rays.

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Nah, time is not up (and doubt will get swept). But anyway, check back with me August 14th, after six more games with LAA, four with Texas and three with Minn, re maybe “time is up.” Next few weeks will be critical.

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Let’s face reality, the Yanks will get swept this series. Jeter needs to sit. Abreu needs to be traded for anyone who can play D. I said this team just needs some time to gel a few days ago. Time is up.

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Alfredo Aceves, 25 RHP, formerly from Mexican League. 6-3, 2.15 ERA in 20 app (18 GS) 113 IP with Tampa, Trenton and Scanton. Last pitched for Scranton 7/27; so ready 8/1. Coiuld be up to Yankees tomorrow as added long insurance behind Fat Sidney (with Britton after 3 2/3 innings being sent back down.
Personally, I’d rather see Aceves start Friday and Sid DFA.
Similarly, rarther than start Rasner Sunday, Kennedy is ready and on schedule to start 8/3.
Also, when is Strickland being recalled? He has been lights out as Scranton’s closer and deserves to be back in The Show. (Bruney btw is still on rehab and not on active roster.)

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when ever Vizcaino pitched I though his arm was going to fly off.

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Ervin santana is pitching tomorrow, and he is better than garland, He is going up against ponson one of the worst pitchers ever and you think the yanks are going to have a good game friday. LOL you have got to be kidding!!!

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I like our chances tomorrow because of the momentum we should be carrying to tomorrow from today’s late rally.

By arun7989@yahoo.com on July 31, 2008 10:30 PM

You’re kidding right? Don’t make me laugh!!!!

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I like our chances tomorrow because of the momentum we should be carrying to tomorrow from today’s late rally.

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Aceline? Ask Bryan, Cash drove to see him.

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hey, ya know something, they showed some fire in the 9th inning there.

be careful about counting this team out-that includes me and my strident self. This team can score runs at any point in the game.

If we split and take 3/4 from Texas, then its a good set of games for us…

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Teixeira for Betemit, Farnsworth, and Miranda? LMAO!!!! Betemit, and Farnsworth aren’t worth 40 pds of garbage, and Miranda has put up decent number, but that’s all. Those three fools wouldn’t be worth Teixeira’s jock strap.

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Jeter was robbed there. Very few third baseman have that kind of range.

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I was close…ALMOST.

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YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD July 31, 2008

Scranton/WB 4
Syracuse (Blue Jays) 1
W: K. Igawa (11-5, 3.55); L: J. Litsch (1-1, 4.15); SV: S. Strickland (9)
HR: None.
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2008_07_31_swbaaa_syraaa_1&t=g_box&did=milb
Altoona (Pirates) 0
Trenton 1 (10)
W: O. Perez (1-1, 4.80); L: R. Belisario (4-2, 4.85)
HR: None.
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2008_07_31_altaax_treaax_1&t=g_box&did=milb
Tampa 6
Dunedin (Blue Jays) 0
W: Z. McAllister (6-5, 2.01); L: K. Ginley (7-7, 4.74)
HR: TAM: S. Fortenberry (8).
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2008_07_31_tbyafa_dunafa_1&t=g_box&did=milb
Asheville (Rockies) POSTPONED
Charleston
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Staten Island 2
Lowell (Red Sox) 7
W: K. Weiland (2-1, 1.85); L: B. Braboy (1-1, 3.16)
HR: STA: M. Mesa (4).
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2008_07_31_staasx_lowasx_1&t=g_box&did=milb
GCLYankees 5
GCL Blue Jays 5 SUSPENDED (7)
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You may also see http://www.yankeesdaily.com for details.

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If we can score some runs now, at least we can get some momentum for tomorrow.

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It doesn’t matter…jeter will GIDP.

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who is this mexican phenom pitcher? What’s his name?

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hey, lets show some fire, in the nineth inning!

Please…no chance…NONE.

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“BREAKING NEWS: I JUST RELEASED CHRIS BRITTON BECAUSE CASHMAN FORGOT TO DO IT. BRUNEY IS NEXT.”

I love that. very funny…

By michaeljmacaluso@aol.com on July 31, 2008 10:12 PM

I GOT RID OF HENN AND OTHERS I FORGOT.

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The angels used to beat up on the yankees since the days of Chuck “Whitesnake” Finley

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Abreu forgot TO field, and jeter can’t get the ball out of the infield.

By michaeljmacaluso@aol.com on July 31, 2008 10:10 PM

HE DOESN’T DO THAT. HE ONLY HITS. HE WATCHES IN THE OUTFIELD

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“BREAKING NEWS: I JUST RELEASED CHRIS BRITTON BECAUSE CASHMAN FORGOT TO DO IT. BRUNEY IS NEXT.”

I love that. very funny…

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The angel’s can’t beat us in the playoffs? ARE YOU SERIOUS!
THEY HAVE BEATEN US IN 2002 AND 2005, NOT TO MENTION THAT THEY BEAT THE YANKS BAD EVERY YEAR DURING THE REGULAR SEASON SINCE THE JOE TORRE ERA. The Yanks have never beaten the angels bad on any stage, I hope they do sometime.

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If there was ever a game where half the team looked like it quit, this is it. Cano forgot how to field, Abreu forgot TO field, and jeter can’t get the ball out of the infield.

The ball slips out of pudge’s hand, andy can’t fool anyone…

maybe tomorrow we can have a better showing. This game is LOST.

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BREAKING NEWS: I JUST RELEASED CHRIS BRITTON BECAUSE CASHMAN FORGOT TO DO IT. BRUNEY IS NEXT.

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Bryan is keeping the Mexican Phenom a secret, lets see him.

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Tampa is like the Knicks trying to beat Reggie Miller…never happened.

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Rasner needs to move to the pen, I wanna see this Mexican Phenom.

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Tampa isn’t coming back to us, we’ve got to go up and get them. And dropping 4 of 5 doesn’t help us.

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We need to get Sexson a blanket, he’s about our only pinch hitter.

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you can’t bump Mussina to face lackey! TBS has done all this marketing to pump up the matchup!

now, you don’t want to upset the TBS people now, do you?

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The Angels can’t beat us in the playoffs, we need to win the division, Tampa is Phony.

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Bumped Mussina to face Lackey.

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Go help us friday with ponson, and then rasner sat. This series is lost, we might win one game but with crappy pitchers like that you might as well forget it. I hate the angels always have and always will, I don’t know why the yanks struggle against them.

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Bryan Hoch, I asked you if Britton had been cut, you said no, cut him now.

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That call does matter, because it would be 10-4 with 1 out. Damon could steal, and we could have got something going. Now the wind isn’t in our sails anymore, the guys are just playing this out.

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Britton needs to start drinking light beer instead of 14 pints of Guiness a day. You see the gut on him??

And what was Bobby Abreu playing Nintendo DS out there??

12-3??? GOODNIGHT!!!

That call by the ump doesn’t matter. this sucks.

By michaeljmacaluso@aol.com on July 31, 2008 9:55 PM

Wells after 24 beers would be better.

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Why is this meatball throwing lardass pitching for the New York Yankees? Hey, Pudge. Grab a hotdog from the concession stand and hold it over the plate, maybe that will help his command, you know…motivate the guy to get out of the inning. Just a thought.

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Chris Britton is not major league, get Kennadia and Rasner in the pen.

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Britton needs to start drinking light beer instead of 14 pints of Guiness a day. You see the gut on him??

And what was Bobby Abreu playing Nintendo DS out there??

12-3??? GOODNIGHT!!!

That call by the ump doesn’t matter. this sucks.

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That call changes the entire series…

CAN ANYONE FIELD ON THIS TEAM??

um….do the dodgers want Choney Figgens? Maybe they can do a three way trade with the pirates and get like jack wilson or something. PLEASE can someone get him out??

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We should have released Britton.

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The tag wasn’t even started when Pudge crossed the plate. And the umpire was right there!

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Who is the faster catcher?

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Pudge was safe. CLEARLY safe…and Jeter grounds out, again…

don’t show me that effen reply again. He didn’t come anywhere close to tagging him. Terrible call.

Game over. My positive vibes are completely gone. yet another blown call against the yankees.

MLB needs to get new umps who don’t need telescopes to umpire games. Is that a bad call or what???

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Oh man, Pudge was robbed!

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NOT EVEN FREAKING CLOSE!!!!!!!!

HE TAGGED HIM A HALF AN HOUR AFTER HE TOUCHED THE PLATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

YOU SUCK YOU SUCK YOU SUCK YOU SUCK!!!!

EMBARASSSSSING!

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This team isn’t unbeatable. If cano doesn’t forget how to field this is a different game.

Darren Oliver sucks, by the way. Don’t be surprised if we at least bring the tying run to the plate.

Either way I don’t like the pitching matchups the rest of this series.

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You know what, we have to find a way to beat these guys. If we want to win the World Series, we have to stop these guys in October. Angels are clearly the team to beat right now.

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What? now cano can’t field you have got to be kidding me, and this chris britton sucks. His stuff is not impressive at all pitches up in the zone, average velocity and movement, just bad.

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It would be great for the yanks if the angels team had some injuries to their pitching and hiters, then they would be done. But they look unbeatable.

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this nightmare keeps going on!!!!!!!! batting pracice for the other team, and Yankee bats have ED

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I’ll tell you what, we can’t afford to lose any games to any team other than the Angels right now, because this team is unbeatable.

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and the Yankees have NINE more games with the Angels after this??????

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I hate the Angels.

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This is painful to watch right now.

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If te yankees don’t win tonight I think we may very well lose the series and it looks that way. Why? because the fat piece of crap ponson and that loser rasner are pitching the next games.

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oh now this is just retarded.

Lets throw a meatball to vlad. Man….

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Derek Jeter: 1st ballot Hall of famer, and 2008 rally killer.

I love andy, but his buggaboo for his career has been the “one big inning”…he would be lights out except for a 4-6 run inning, usually the second time around the batting order.

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Go Damon

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Go Melky.

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a big fat Yankee fifth!!!!!!!!!!!!
come on bats!!!!!

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the yankees have an explosive offense too.. Andy has to go through the sixth and hold the lines.. i really think the Yankee bats won’t go quietly

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if they can contain Anaheim here, then i think we still have a chance

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We could have had Garland for nothing lst year at the deadline and he’s doing this to us.

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way to battle Robbie

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GARLANDS UPSET NOW, TIME TO GET HIM.

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maybe a couple of hits will rattle Garland

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SPEED IT UP LET THE YANKEES SCORE, I KNEW THAT WAS A BOMB AS SOON AS GARLAND RELEASED THE BALL.

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BOBBEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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We need a hit first.hen drive someone home. Score a run or 2. WE can still come back here.

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alright rally time!

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Hopefully the comments are working better now. It was mainly due to the Trade Talk blog, which was accounting for about 75 percent of all MLBlogs traffic. Some server upgrades hopefully will prevent such outages in the future. I had the same overall reaction to the 2008 trade frenzy; usually we are talking about the deals that didn’t happen. This was incredible. By the way, will be interesting to see what Red Sox Nation thinks of http://alyssa.mlblogs.com — have a feeling that will be viral. Are all of your commenters also MLBloggers, and if not, why not, since it’s FREE to blog here and the only place where a purely baseball site with billions of annual page views points to a purely baseball blogging community? Even if I had 20 other blogs on the Internet (I do), I would still create an MLBlog just to drive traffic to my other ones.

Mark/MLB.com
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101-104 Angels to Yankees in homerun total. Canoe & Giambi just cost Andy two outs. You think this is bad? Wait untill you see what will happen with Ponson and Rasner on the mound.

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Excellent. We’re being no hit through 3.

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I called this before the series the angels arn’t small anymore there bigtime, they have a plenty of pop. I’m not to sure about Wang I have a slight feeling he might come out of the pen in a playoff situation. Phil if healthy should help he did last year in the post season. Then there’s always Pavano, cough.

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Pettitte got out of jams in the 1st and 2nd and got zero hits from the offense.

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Pettitte is a better pitcher with run support. He gets frustrated when he gets no help.

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All I keep hearing is the Pudge trade was a push. We robbed Peter to pay Paul. Well, we tried to trade Farnsworth last year and they all wanted his salary paid. Not this year. WIN WIN WIN

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Pettite is getting his brains beat in. And we have a sum total of 0 baserunners ourselves.

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Juan Rivera. yeah…lets make him look like an allstar now…

AND my MLB.TV feed is choppy so I am only seeing bits and pieces of this game.

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um, what?? 6 runs now???? WHAT!!!!

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don’t put it on petitte? He’s getting LIT UP!!!!he has thrown 60+ pitches!

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man, thought this nightmare was over

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OK! enough about manny and the trade deadline. Lets see this team focus on the LAACALA.

andy forgot how to pitch. Whats up here???

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Don’t put this on Pettitte our offense is getting no hit.

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I understand, I just see the way its going, we are trying to replace them before Wang and Hughes come back.

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torii freaking hunter….he’s STILL killing us.

andy needs a protein shake or something. he looks OLD.

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Bpark, of course they are but they have done a exceptional job thus far.

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I think Ponson and Rasner are short term options. Maybe Rasner is a long reliever in the stretch run. Kennadia may become a heck of a 1-2 inning pitcher, he is too overwhelmed as a big league starter.

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Yankees radio says Wang may be within a week of september 1st, an ambitious date.

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I saw those shirts too, yuck. Give ‘em NY Yankee shirts/jerseys at least!

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Bryan,
I have to say I am surprised to see nothing on the site about the 5 Mexican league players we signed.
Olney has been reporting for several days that if we don’t get Washburn that a pitcher we signed may be in the rotation soon.

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pudge is a tough SOB…Glad he’s here…….

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I was showing some sarcasm Mike. I’m just teasing but the Angels do have homerun power even now with the addition of Tex. I can’t beleive Manny is not a RedSox and he plays for Torre? Jason Bay is a great ball but surely not Manny. This is has to have a affect on Ortiz doesn’t it?

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I can’t believe Boston did not get a relief arm. The original Marlins deal would have given them Grabow. So they get Bay for Manny, Moss, Hansen and $7M? Wow!

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BTW…why is everyone on YES wearing the same horrid shirt…ha

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I definately think the Red Sox got hosed…not only did they give up Manny, and pay his salary, they gave away two veryy good prospects…look at Bay’s numbers last year, hes over-achieving this year….plus no one knows how he will handle the Boston pressure…

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Yes, The Yankee Killer is gone! The Red Sox always make the dumbest moves from trading Babe Ruth, Sparky Lyle, and now Manny. Yankee pitchers keep the game plan Ortiz = Ball Four!!!

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Ahh hahahah, that’s rich. Manny ‘being Manny’ just got his tush sent packin!

All I can say is good riddance… but somehow I know that Bud Selig will somehow have us playing the Dodgers for a 6 game set next year.

What do you guys think, do you think Boston got most of his production returned in Bay or is this a sort of lopsided trade?

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Manny leaving is better than any trade the Yanks could have done!!!! Think about this…in a 3-2 game in the bottom of the 9th….would u rather have Mo facing Manny or Jason Bay / JD Drew…COME ON!!! Our chances of making the playoffs have skyrocketed….can you tell im happy?

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fantasy lineup or not, it’s great that the Yankees have these folks offensively because Anaheim now has Texeira and Boston now has Bay..
would you rather the Yankees didn’t pick up Nady and Pudge?

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Manny got what he wanted. Only the Sox aren’t getting back Favre.

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I’m actually not too happy with the lineup. I’d rather have Molina start. Anytime you put a fantasy type of lineup together like the Yankees have been doing since 2001, it never works.

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Damon
Jeter
Abreu
A-Rod
Giambi
Cano
Nady
Rodriguez
Cabrera

look at that friggin’ beautiful lineup!

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Manny got the shaft but all organizations do that.

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Kenny Williams to Griffey: Outfield is easiest position to play in the outfield. Tell that to Bernie and Damon!!!

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Edited. Nice catch.

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maybe this series is a preview of the ALCS

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Dude what a cool crazy trade deadline this year…but nothing tops Manny being traded to the Dodgers, will he have to cut that gross hair of his since Torre is the manager? I liked the Pudge move, he was a God down here in Texas, I can’t believe he’s on the Yanks. So I wonder if Mark Melancon does well in triple A, will he be called up soon to give the Yanks a shot in the arm down the road, or would that be rushing him too much. And I’m hoping for at least a series split with the Angels.

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YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD July 31, 2008
Scranton/WB
Syracuse (Blue Jays) 7p
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Altoona (Pirates) 12:05p
Trenton
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Tampa
Dunedin (Blue Jays) 7p
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Asheville (Rockies) 7:05p
Charleston
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Staten Island
Lowell (Red Sox) 7:05p
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GCLYankees
GCL Blue Jays 12p
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You may also see http://www.yankeesdaily.com for details.

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YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD July 30, 2008
Scranton/WB 6
Syracuse (Blue Jays) 0
W: C. Wright (1-0, 0.00); L: B. Murphy (5-9, 5.84)
HR: SWB: J. Closser (4), A. Gonzalez (4).
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2008_07_30_swbaaa_syraaa_1&t=g_box&did=milb
Altoona (Pirates) 3
Trenton 6
W: Z. Kroenke (5-0, 2.89); L: K. Bloom (2-6, 4.30); SV: J. Valdez (2)
HR: TRE: W. Ibarra (1).
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2008_07_30_altaax_treaax_1&t=g_box&did=milb
Tampa 5
Lakeland (Tigers) 6 (10)
W: J. Sborz (3-2, 2.61); L: R. Semerano (1-1, 5.91)
HR: None.
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2008_07_30_tbyafa_lakafa_1&t=g_box&did=milb
Asheville (Rockies) 5
Charleston 6
W: J. Ortiz (4-2, 1.95); L: M. Reynolds (4-2, 3.30)
HR: CHA: J. Montero (11), A. Krum (5).
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2008_07_30_ashafx_crdafx_1&t=g_box&did=milb
Staten Island 2
Lowell (Red Sox) 5
W: H. Strickland (3-2, 4.50); L: L. Greinke (0-6, 4.01); SV: C. Rosario (2)
HR: None.
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2008_07_30_staasx_lowasx_1&t=g_box&did=milb
GCLYankees 0
GCL Phillies 10
W: M. Matos (4-3, 3.30); L: C. Garcia (0-2, 14.73)
HR: PHL: L. Castillo (1).
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2008_07_30_yanrok_phlrok_1&t=g_box&did=milb
You may also see http://www.yankeesdaily.com for details.

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Another team absolutely going for it this year is the Angels. How could Atlanta pass up an established MLB first baseman in Kotchman? I was hoping they’d take a Betemit, Farnsworth, Miranda package! The Angels want Teixeira batting right handed against Kazmir, Lester (especially at Fenway), or Pettite. I think it’s doubtful they will push to sign Tex for 2009 as they have Kendry Morales (another switch hitter) waiting at AAA for promotion! Boras will ensure he is a FA!

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I’ll miss Kyle Farnsworth………….but not the pending heart attacks. I felt the same way about Dave Righetti! So he’s worth Pudge Rodriguez! Nice!

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Updated: July 31, 2008, 5:33 PM ET

NEW YORK — In a swap of minor leaguers, the New York Yankees traded shortstop Alberto Gonzalez to the Washington Nationals for pitcher Jhonny Nunez on Thursday.

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Jhonny Perez or Nunez?

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Dodgers have 5 starters for 3 outfielder spots. Pierre to get waived?

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