Yankees set spring rotation

YANKEES 024.jpgJoe Girardi had his starting pitchers for the first 11 games of the spring schedule scribbled on a dry-erase board in his office this afternoon.

Chad Gaudin will be the first Yankees pitcher to get the ball in a Grapefruit League game this spring, and here are the rest of the initial guys who will be taking the ball as Girardi and Dave Eiland plot out the workload:

March 3 vs. PIT Chad Gaudin, Sergio Mitre, Alfredo Aceves
March 4 at PHI CC Sabathia
March 5 vs. TB Phil Hughes, Joba Chamberlain
March 6 vs. TOR A.J. Burnett
March 7 at MIN Mitre, Gaudin (Andy Pettitte to throw simulated game)
March 8 vs. PHI (SS) Javier Vazquez
March 8 at PIT (SS) Alfredo Aceves
March 9 vs. PIT CC Sabathia
March 10 at DET Chamberlain, Hughes
March 11 vs. ATL Burnett
March 12 at WAS Pettitte
March 13 vs. BAL (SS) Vazquez
March 13 at DET (SS) TBA


Ramirez is already 29. I’m thinking that he’s about reached his peak in the AL East. Let him sign on where he can face pitchers every 9th batter and the Pirates, Marlins and Padres and he’ll likely hang around the bigs for a few years maybe.


“•Dave Cameron of U.S.S. Mariner tweets that it’ll be interesting to see which sabermetric-friendly team will ink recently-DFA’d pitcher Edwar Ramirez. Cameron’s bet is on Tampa Bay.” -Zach Links

So maybe Ramirez doesn’t clear!


I remember reading that Abadaba has lost something like 30 pounds to try to win a job this year while Ramirez has totally lost his fast ball becoming a one-pitch pitcher. Also, Ramirez probably clears waivers and winds up in Scranton again.

PS: What is your first personal?


This was the vote on Bronx Baseball Daily:

“Who would you rather the Yankees DFA?
Jonathan Albaladejo 33% (16 votes)

Edwar Ramirez 67% (32 votes)

Total Votes: 48”


Bryan, not sure if you ran across this video, “The Ballad of Terry Francona”. If you have….sorry, but maybe you can re-post this link for all Yankee fans to enjoy….Too Funny!!!


But I like saying Abadabahobo!


Hey Joe! Pleaseeeeee make sure Andy is pitchin the last game on April 3rd. I gotta see my guy pitch! This may be the only time I get to see the Yanks play!!!!! GO YANKS!!!


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