3/22 – Yankees at Rays

We have a quiet morning here in Tampa. Many of the Yankees are headed over to Port Charlotte to play the Rays in a 1:05 p.m. ET start, but the entire media contingent is staying back to watch CC Sabathia do his thing at the Himes Avenue complex.

Those Minor League games are open to the fans, by the way. There’s a bleacher area set up and everything, so if you want to watch Sabathia and Jorge Posada play against the Pirates Minor Leaguers for free, slather on some sunscreen and come on by around 1 p.m. today.

Or go to Frenchy’s Rockaway at Clearwater Beach. Either one is a pretty good decision.

Here’s the lineup vs. Tampa Bay.

NEW YORK YANKEES
Brett Gardner CF
Melky Cabrera LF
Xavier Nady RF
Nick Swisher 1B
Robinson Cano DH
Cody Ransom 2B
Angel Berroa 3B
Ramiro Pena SS
Kevin Cash C

Alfredo Aceves RHP
Also pitching for New York: Damaso Marte, Kei Igawa, Steven Jackson.

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BP & Mate,
I think we’re forced to carry another UI like Berroa (I’d be happier with Pena but wouldn’t want to lose him to waivers) until A-Rod returns so I would have Coke and Robertson split the long relief. This would mean Giese would be DFAed but we would still have Tomko or Aceves to promote when A-Rod is ready if Giese is claimed!

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Butt Pirate Park, What on earth are you talking about?

Aussie Bryan, I am sorry that Bpark tried to drag you into something. I mean, this guy has nothing remotely interesting to say, so he tries to bring in innocent Bystanders. And Mr Kramer, do you think that ButtPark23 would defend his Igawa after you made that posting? NOOOOO….because he would have to admit he was wrong (surprise-Bpark being wrong about something).

When the hell is this season going to start? I am sick of this. All it is now is speculation. Then maybe Bpark23 (which I found out that 23 is really his IQ) would shut the hell up and try to evolve past a single-celled organism.

Oh, and you want my opinion? OK. Here it is. You are a ******. There. Happy Birthday. Enjoy it. Oh, and here’s a piece of information for ya': “Your entitled to your opinion” is completely grammatically incorrect. It’s one thing to spell some things wrong, or to have a few typos-it happens. But you repeatedly butcher the english language the same way you butcher anything dealing with baseball; “Your” should be “You’re”. And you didn’t do it just once, you repeatedly do the same thing in multiple postings. I mean, do you enjoy making me right about how much of a knuckledragger you are? I am starting to really believe that YOUR IQ really is less than 73. YOU’RE one of the biggest stool-samples I think that has ever graced the pages of MLBlogs. YOUR comments make no sense, and you won’t EVER admit that you are ever wrong about ANYTHING.

Now, do you see how I used “you’re” and “your”? I am no rhodes scholar, and I know my spelling ain’t worth a cat ****; but I am at least smart enough to know the difference between the uses of “you’re” and “your”. Again, I rest my case. This is starting to look like Super Bowl 24; MM440 55 Bpark 10. I’ll give him the TD and a FG just to be fair.

Truth is, that when the season starts, Bpark can be counted on to make more inane ccomments, useless analyses, and pointless observations about this team and the season as a whole. THAT is my pre-season prediction.

BTW-I am a Yankee fan-Shea stadium, 2000, game five, I was there. The sore loser Met fans left the SECOND that kurt abbot missed that Luid Sojo Grounder up the middle.

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Bpark

I am here no dramas, have just taken on a new and large client which has me tied to the phone, just leabving me the time to watch the games and read constructive comments. By the way were you in the American language pissed with me the other day when I could not help myself and probably for the first time took aim and had a crack and someone, no names but Keswali or such rings a bell.

I have made a resolution albeit late to avoid confrontations so I am leaving a lot of the stupid crass comments alone. Along with that I am preparing mentally for the arrival of the first grandchild, sadly ANOTHER BOY. All I wanted for Xmas was a baby girl SOMEWHERE.

By the way the new client equates to income so it looks like Robert like NYC is back on the table probably though in late May or June touch wood. I will keep you posted.

I thought the bull pen put up by Robert was right on the money, though I would be tempted to put Hughes in there and flick Kennedy.

Regards to all with only what is it 14 days to go.

MLB at least covered the game against The Rays but with THEIR commentary which is second worst to that of The White Sox.

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There is really no need for Cash, he got his half mill. It looks like Posada is healthy.

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Did we acquire a catcher from Chicago? End of a Cash experiment?

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btw, I saw a rays broadcast a couple of years ago when we put up about 22 of them and they still thought they were going to win. Biased as all heck.

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Where’s Aussie Biambi? He would be smacking Eminem 4040 around.

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Who’s your long reliever? Philly Coke?

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BP,
I bought one month of MLB.TV

Rivera
Bruney
Veras
Marte
Ramirez
Robertson
Coke

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Whats your bullpen look like Robbie?

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Robert, how did you see the game, you ordered the package or online?

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Jackson is going to be good. He looks very confused in bp.
Fake Eminem sees Igawa as the ace of the staff and says we will go get Lackey. He refutes Baerga’s claim that this staff is almost unhittable.

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The highlights of the day were Cano going 2 for 3 and watching Jackson’s legs turn a double into a triple!

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So we’re 0 for 2 on games listed as being telecast on MLBNetwork. One more game to go on the 28th. I’ll have to complain to my Vet the next time I take my dog in. Her fiance is the Program Director.

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Igawa looked putrid. Four hits and four walks but only one run. Still can’t get the ball down! Not fooling anyone with any sense!

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Bummer watching the Rays feed on MLB.TV. Too many interviews!

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There goes Akei Igawa’s controll and his scoreless streak, fake Eminem is devastated.

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It said preseason baseball in my guide. I was pissed.

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bpark: What happened is that MLBN forgot to get written permission from the YES Network to broadcast the game. They forgot on the last game MLBN was supposed to broadcast and according to Hoch, likely again.

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I’m not getting the game. Straight up BS.

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Hmmm. Berroa’s first play at 3B and Cash’s throw gets past him!

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Bryan, you made me jealous showing the beach. I’d love to be on the beach right now. I’m sure you can’t go on the beach because you have a job to do.

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The game on MLBN is blacked out again in NY. Someone is gonna get fired….lol

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Why is it that I spend oodles of time talking about how much i can’t stand Igawa, yet Bpark insists on calling him “my hero”? I’m telling you, this guy either can’t read or he’s running out of ideas. Igawa is NOT worthy of the pen; I totally disagree with whomever said that. Now that we have the official Bpark breakdown, we can all rest easy. If HE/SHE/IT say it is so, it must be so. I mean, really….c’mon. Once again, he points out the abundantly obvious and states what everyone already knew.

By mm440 on March 22, 2009 12:37 PM
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Thats ok mam, you can post your projected bullpen too. Your entitled to your opinion also misses.

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I am not even sure what spots Igawa might be competing for? He is in camp probably to be showcased but is he a starter? a long reliever? a lefty reliever? Heck if I know.
On MLB Network, the White Sox are raving about Jeff Marquez. Seems like Pittsburgh, they are turning out prospects into major pieces.

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Why is it that I spend oodles of time talking about how much i can’t stand Igawa, yet Bpark insists on calling him “my hero”? I’m telling you, this guy either can’t read or he’s running out of ideas. Igawa is NOT worthy of the pen; I totally disagree with whomever said that. Now that we have the official Bpark breakdown, we can all rest easy. If HE/SHE/IT say it is so, it must be so. I mean, really….c’mon. Once again, he points out the abundantly obvious and states what everyone already knew.

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Coke has a split salary, this is the only reason he may head to scranton.

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Aceves or Geise will be long reliever
Veras
Ramirez
Bruney
Marte
Rivera
Coke? Hopefully or Igawa hopefully not

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Don’t believe it will be … have not heard anything to that effect?

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not enough spots for them…

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Igawa was put in because he’s been good this ST. Robertson was good last year but his ERA is high because of 2 bad outings. To bad there are only 7 spots. When you have 9 guys in the lineup, 5 SP’s and 4 bench players, that leaves just 7 spots in the pen which stinks because there are about 9 guys worthy of bullpen spots.

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Veras and Ramirez should be in there over the last 4.

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Hey Hoch,
Is today’s game on MLBN going to be blacked out in NY?

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Looks accurate. Not sure about last 2.

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Bullpen 09
Rivera
Bruney
Coke
Marte
Aceves
and pick 2 of these guys:
Giese, Albaladejo, Igawa, Robertson

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eminem4040 should be closely watching his hero Akei Igawa.

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Lets see how Aceves does, I like his upside way more than Geise for the long reliever spot.

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