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I’m turning into a sap, but I get bummed when guys are designated for assignment or optioned to the minors. Yesterday, Brennan Boesch was sent down; today, Chris Nelson was cut. And Lyle Overbay might not be long for the Bronx either.

Tonight gives Phil “Now You See Me, Now You Don’t” Hughes.

Brett Gardner CF
Robinson Cano 2B
Vernon Wells DH
Curtis Granderson LF
Lyle Overbay 1B
David Adams 3B
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Chris Stewart C
Alberto Gonzalez SS

Eager to see Hisashi Iwakuma pitch.

Never mind the comings and goings:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

[Featured Image by Jasper James]

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1 RagingTartabull   ~  May 15, 2013 3:29 pm


Via The Onion:

NEW YORK—Following the pair’s highly publicized confrontation before a game last week, New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera reportedly felt the full wrath of fans Tuesday evening for crossing widely beloved Yankees icon Joba Chamberlain. “Nobody messes with Joba around here and gets away with it,” said 46-year-old lifelong fan Chris Ferland, one of thousands loudly booing Rivera during the team’s game against the Seattle Mariners before chants of “Joba” erupted around Yankee Stadium. “Joba Chamberlain is the heart and soul of the Yankees—when you think of the pinstripes, you think Chamberlain. That Rivera guy better learn his place and show some damn respect.” According to sources, the backlash, while fierce, still pales in comparison to fan outrage when shortstop Derek Jeter reportedly had a falling out with Yankees legend Alex Rodriguez in 2006.

2 Chris   ~  May 15, 2013 3:51 pm

Good stuff.

3 Shaun P.   ~  May 15, 2013 4:06 pm

Bye Nelson, and thanks for all the fish.

In some ways, though, I find it amazing that the Yankees, given a choice between a "known" (Nelson is a former 1st round pick) "veteran" (played in majors since 2010) and a rookie from their own farm system, would actually pick the rookie from their own farm system.

I'm looking forward to seeing Adams get a real chance here, since who knows when Youk will return.

4 monkeypants   ~  May 15, 2013 4:08 pm

From the Lyle Overbay may not be long for the Yankees article:

When Mark Teixeira comes back, there may not be room for Overbay. Going on the assumption that Travis Hafner will be healthy, there is really no way you can have a DH only and a first base-only player on the roster when your regular first baseman will be in the lineup every day. Especially, if Kevin Youkilis is also back to spell Teixeira when need be.

So, what I take from this is that Overbay has little to worry about.

5 Start Spreading the News   ~  May 15, 2013 5:19 pm

[4] Or Overbay just has to wait for a week or so for Youk to hurt his back again.

6 rbj   ~  May 15, 2013 5:54 pm

I'll have fond memories of the Chris Nelson era.

Oh, and tomorrow night it's going to be Verlander vs. Darvish in Texas. Will have to keep an eye on that game.

7 RIYank   ~  May 15, 2013 6:14 pm

No walks, Phil. Solo homers, please.

8 RIYank   ~  May 15, 2013 6:14 pm

Not good.

9 rbj   ~  May 15, 2013 6:16 pm


10 RIYank   ~  May 15, 2013 6:16 pm


What's up, Phil???

11 rbj   ~  May 15, 2013 6:17 pm

Oh jeez.

12 RIYank   ~  May 15, 2013 6:18 pm

So I ask myself, "Is this a game I want to watch, really?"

13 rbj   ~  May 15, 2013 6:20 pm

Of course!

14 RIYank   ~  May 15, 2013 6:21 pm

And now I know the answer.

15 rbj   ~  May 15, 2013 6:22 pm

New Mythbusters tonight.

16 RIYank   ~  May 15, 2013 6:22 pm

They're not booing, they're calling...

No. No, they're booing.

17 cult of basebaal   ~  May 15, 2013 6:22 pm

They're saying Huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuugh-urns again.

Goddammit Phil.

18 RIYank   ~  May 15, 2013 6:25 pm

[15] Red Sox game could be a good one. Lester vs. Price.

19 rbj   ~  May 15, 2013 6:26 pm

This didn't happen when Chris Nelson was on the team. Just saying.

20 cult of basebaal   ~  May 15, 2013 6:26 pm


21 RIYank   ~  May 15, 2013 6:27 pm

We can't lose more than one game this evening, though, right? It's going to murder our Pythagorean record.

22 cult of basebaal   ~  May 15, 2013 6:39 pm


23 RIYank   ~  May 15, 2013 6:39 pm

So that's something.

24 rbj   ~  May 15, 2013 6:39 pm

A Wells struck ball! Now we only need a six run homer.

25 RIYank   ~  May 15, 2013 6:46 pm

[24] six solos. Or eight triples, 12 doubles, or 24 singles.

Hm. I might be thinking about this wrong.

26 Ara Just Fair   ~  May 15, 2013 6:46 pm

Nothing like waking from a nap during the bottom of the 1st to see a 7-1 scrore. Atta boy, Phil. Oi!
[20] Ditto

27 monkeypants   ~  May 15, 2013 6:47 pm

Hm. I checked mlb.com for the score....I see that bad Phil is back with a vengeance...whic is too bad, since Hughes is one of the very few Yankees I bother to care about rooting for. Oh well, back to the exciting Jays-Giants tilt.

28 RIYank   ~  May 15, 2013 6:55 pm

[27] Cano, Andy, CC, Brett, D-Rob, Mo, Curtis?

29 monkeypants   ~  May 15, 2013 7:01 pm

Andy--not so much. For some Odd reason, I've never connected.
CC--nope. He's good, of course, but I have no emotional connection.
Brett--yes, some.
D-Rob--he's OK, but I don't get excited about relievers, generally. That's related to my own aesthetics and view of the game.
Curtis--not really, but he seems like a good egg.

30 monkeypants   ~  May 15, 2013 7:09 pm

[28] Keep in mind that I route for the Yankees corporately, but at the same time I am particularly invested in a few individuals. In the past, I have "cared" about relatively more individual players. These days, Im down to just a couple I really bother pulling for. Fr some reason, Hughes is one of those.

31 monkeypants   ~  May 15, 2013 7:18 pm

[30] And sometimes I "root" for the Yankees. Route, root, it's all a mute point now.

32 rbj   ~  May 15, 2013 7:34 pm

Dino likes it here.

33 cult of basebaal   ~  May 15, 2013 7:34 pm

Evidently, somebody made the mistake of asking about Leon's mother again ...

34 monkeypants   ~  May 15, 2013 7:38 pm

Who the hell is B. Marshall? Man, I am losing track these days.

35 rbj   ~  May 15, 2013 7:40 pm

That's one

[34] Called up today, IIRC.

36 rbj   ~  May 15, 2013 7:50 pm

Double digits!

37 Ara Just Fair   ~  May 15, 2013 7:51 pm

And for the 2nd straight time I've clicked over to the Yankee game to immediately see a Mariner homer. Holy Horse Shit.

38 rbj   ~  May 15, 2013 8:02 pm

[37] Stop doing that!

I'm supposed to go to the SWB at the Mud Hens game. Have no idea whom I'm going to see.

39 Boatzilla   ~  May 15, 2013 8:39 pm

[34] Brett. Pitcher. Rookie. "Check out the brain on Brett!"

40 Boatzilla   ~  May 15, 2013 8:40 pm

I miss the Chris Nelson Yankees already.

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