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Go West

Ten game road trip starts tonight in Seattle. It’s Hughes and hold-your-breath.

Brett Gardner CF
Robinson Cano 2B
Mark Teixeira 1B
Travis Hafner DH
Kevin Youkilis 3B
Vernon Wells LF
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Jayson Nix SS
Austin Romine C

Never mind the late nights: Let’s Go Yank-ees!


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1 RIYank   ~  Jun 6, 2013 7:16 pm

MLB draft is underway.
I wonder who will be available late in the first round. Not that I'd know their names if I heard them. But it's kind of exciting that the Yanks have three first round picks!

2 Alex Belth   ~  Jun 6, 2013 8:01 pm

Yeah, should be neat. I know some people are really into this kind of thing. It doesn't move me, but that's just my own limitations. Hopefully, they draft well!

3 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Jun 6, 2013 8:13 pm

[2] Me neither, don't know anythign about it and most of these guys will never see the majors anyway.

Love the west coast games, perfect for Friday Falafel Lunch Day here in the Big Egg.

4 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 6, 2013 8:16 pm

You damn ex-pats! Whadda you know about MLB drafts!!!


5 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 6, 2013 8:17 pm
6 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 6, 2013 8:18 pm

It's been since I've had a sushi fix ... even the ichiroll is making me hungry ...

7 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 6, 2013 8:21 pm

[6] too long, that is.

8 monkeypants   ~  Jun 6, 2013 8:21 pm

[1][2][3] Tough to get excited about the MLB draft because it has such limited impact on MLB rosters, or at least not the same kind of direct impact you see in the NFL and NBA. The only exception would be if the Yanks targeted all college guys who might hit the bigs in only a couple of years (generally with lower ceiling, though). Add to that the seeming failure/un-interest of the Yankees in developing their own talent, it's hard for me to get excited about the draft.

Maybe it's different for fans of other organizations.

In other news, Vernon Wells is starting tonight!

9 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Jun 6, 2013 8:21 pm

[4] I don't know Kara-tey, but I know Ka-ray-zayyy! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IST6qRfVqwY

[6] Not a huge sushi guy..prefer sashimi with just a touch of wasabi.

10 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 6, 2013 8:30 pm

[9] You ever see the documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi?

11 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Jun 6, 2013 8:41 pm

[10] Have not, but heard of it. Worth a view?
Tonight will be wheat beer and Game 1 of the NBA Finals though.

12 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 6, 2013 8:43 pm

[11] Very much so. Just don't watch it before going out to eat ...

13 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Jun 6, 2013 8:52 pm

[12] Make you hungry? Or the opposite?

14 Ara Just Fair   ~  Jun 6, 2013 8:52 pm

I watched some draft coverage on the MLB network today around 5. All I know is most of the kids they showed looked about 15 years old.

15 RIYank   ~  Jun 6, 2013 8:56 pm

[3] Oh, almost everyone drafted in the first round will play in the Majors.

[8] It doesn't have an immediate impact. But it has a huge impact. (There are lots of players on today's roster who came up through the organization, and if the Yankees had high draft picks in the past decade there would be quite a few more.)

16 Mattpat11   ~  Jun 6, 2013 8:59 pm

I hate Hughes Night

17 monkeypants   ~  Jun 6, 2013 9:01 pm

[15] Sure, many (maybe most) players on a given roster come up through the draft, but I suspect that there is little correlation between where they were drafted and their success rate---certainly less so than in football or, especially, NBA with only two rounds. As a result, it's hard to get as excited for the draft: even first-rounders are longshots to contribute in a significant way in MLB. Add to that the lack of immediate or near immediate impact. Add to that the Yankees seeming lesser commitment to building from within. Add it up and it's hard to get excited for the draft as a spectacle event, especially compared to, say, the NFL draft.

18 Mattpat11   ~  Jun 6, 2013 9:10 pm

Aaron Harang is frighteningly ugly.

19 Boatzilla   ~  Jun 6, 2013 9:16 pm

Jason Bay is leading off for the Mariners. Jason. Bay.

Will this team ever get straight again? I wouldn't bet on it.

20 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Jun 6, 2013 9:19 pm

[19] That is shocking. How have they not fired the GM and manager yet??

21 RIYank   ~  Jun 6, 2013 9:19 pm

[17] There's a pretty good correlation.
Only about 6% of drafted players make it to MLB, as Mr OK Jazz says. But a much higher percentage of first-rounders make it. I can't remember how high -- I said "almost all" but that's probably not right. But more than half.

22 Boatzilla   ~  Jun 6, 2013 9:22 pm

[5] Whoever thought up that Ichiroll should be fired. Salmon, crab and shrimp? Talk about overkill. Although, I would certainly try it.

23 RIYank   ~  Jun 6, 2013 9:23 pm

Eric Jagielo, 3B. Aaron Judge, CF. Ian Clarkin, LHP.

24 Boatzilla   ~  Jun 6, 2013 9:26 pm

[23] Aaron Judge. I can see the back-page headlines now.

25 monkeypants   ~  Jun 6, 2013 9:29 pm

[21] Yeah, I scanned a few drafts from the mid-2000s (on baseball-prospectus) and the number of first round and supplemental first rounders to make the bigs is very high, maybe 75%. But as I argued, the impact of the players is relatively low. For example, the average WAR of the first rounders in the 2005 draft is about 7. A few fine players (Ryan Brun, Clay Bucholz, a couple of others) topping 30 WAR, but a lot more with none (didn't make the show), singe-digits, and negative WAR. My guess is that MLB has more star players drafted in later rounds than the NFL. The NBA draft is not comparable because it has only two rounds.

26 Ara Just Fair   ~  Jun 6, 2013 9:47 pm

That's a beaut!

27 monkeypants   ~  Jun 6, 2013 9:49 pm

Teix's ball really carried.

28 monkeypants   ~  Jun 6, 2013 9:49 pm

Bay took a terrible route on that ball.

29 monkeypants   ~  Jun 6, 2013 9:51 pm

[28] Oops, not Bay...whoever is playing CF for the M's.

30 Ara Just Fair   ~  Jun 6, 2013 9:51 pm

C'mon, Vernon. Hughes is going to need at least 5 runs.

31 monkeypants   ~  Jun 6, 2013 9:53 pm

Ha, even Wells gets in on the action with that "blast" to RF!

32 monkeypants   ~  Jun 6, 2013 9:54 pm

The decision play the IF inn here in the third inning has sorta killed the M's.

33 Boatzilla   ~  Jun 6, 2013 9:56 pm

I like this game.

34 monkeypants   ~  Jun 6, 2013 10:06 pm

BTW, who are the Yankees announcers tonight? I recognize Singleton, but who's the other guy?

35 Boatzilla   ~  Jun 6, 2013 10:26 pm

[34] I think the other voice is Bob Lorenz. He's pretty smooth.

36 Boatzilla   ~  Jun 6, 2013 10:33 pm

Hey I just checked YES to confirm the list of announcers and Suzyn Waldman is not on it. Did she retire? Or is it that she is only employed by WCBS radio?

37 monkeypants   ~  Jun 6, 2013 10:33 pm

[35] Yeah, not bad. I don't watch too many games, so I'm not sure I've heard him before.

38 Ara Just Fair   ~  Jun 6, 2013 10:49 pm

[35] For sure. I'd be happy if they replaced Bob with Kay and stuck him in the studio.

39 Ara Just Fair   ~  Jun 6, 2013 10:54 pm

And FWIW, Singleton talking about a big hitting game as 'party" always cracks me up. You don't want to be the only one not invited.

40 Ara Just Fair   ~  Jun 6, 2013 10:59 pm

Nice fucking pitch selection, Phil.

41 Boatzilla   ~  Jun 6, 2013 11:19 pm

[39] Yeah it's a nice analogy.

But, hey these guys are ignoring the game. Reminds me of O'Neil.

42 Ara Just Fair   ~  Jun 6, 2013 11:20 pm

Good 7, Phil. My apologies for the hostility. But don't walk leadoff guys up 6-0. : )

43 Boatzilla   ~  Jun 6, 2013 11:20 pm

Lost in the fireworks: Hughes is DEALING!

44 thelarmis   ~  Jun 6, 2013 11:21 pm

i really enjoy west coast games, esp during the week. i just got home from work a little bit ago; i get to follow the yanks online and listen to the braves game on the radio (they're playing the mattingly's) while i make dinner.

45 thelarmis   ~  Jun 6, 2013 11:25 pm

i have as much interest in the mlb draft as i do in college basketball, sushi and strawberries. which is to say: less than zero.

46 monkeypants   ~  Jun 6, 2013 11:28 pm

So, Vernon Wells really is this bad at baseball, in case the last couple of seasons weren't evidence enough.

47 monkeypants   ~  Jun 6, 2013 11:29 pm

Too bad Hughes can't go the distance---even I wouldn't push his pitch count that far.

48 thelarmis   ~  Jun 6, 2013 11:44 pm

there goes the shutout...

49 Ara Just Fair   ~  Jun 6, 2013 11:46 pm

I don't wan to see Mo in a game that was once 6-0.

50 Boatzilla   ~  Jun 6, 2013 11:48 pm

[49] We shouldn't even see D-Rob.

51 Boatzilla   ~  Jun 6, 2013 11:50 pm

They're not booing, they're saying BOOOOOOOONE!

52 Boatzilla   ~  Jun 6, 2013 11:54 pm

Who the fuck is Jackie Childs?

53 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Jun 6, 2013 11:59 pm

[52] Not a Seinfeld fan, eh?

The Mariners really do seem an awful, awful team. Poor King Felix.

54 thelarmis   ~  Jun 7, 2013 12:07 am

[39] i guess romine didn't get an invite! ; )

55 Boatzilla   ~  Jun 7, 2013 12:27 am

[53] Yes, but I guess I don't know that episode. Enlighten me.

56 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Jun 7, 2013 12:31 am
57 Boatzilla   ~  Jun 7, 2013 7:42 am

[56]Now I remember. One of about 3 black characters they had in the entire run of the show. Only slightly better than White Friends and White Sex In The City, which had like zero.

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