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S’Long, Fellas and Thanks

Can I just say something? Even though I still watch or listen to every Yankee game I have lost connection with how things work—why players can be lost to the rule 5 draft, things like that. I just don’t care that much. Which sometimes lets me just react to trades from an emotional point-of-view without really being too tied into whether or not the trades are solid or terrible.

All of which to say, I really liked Adam Warren and Tyler Austin. Especially after reading that Warren is one of the all-time good guys in the sport. I spent a couple of days in the Yankee clubhouse last summer on an assignment for Esquire and let me tell you, Tyler Austin is built like a fullback—his thighs were enormous, he was all trunk. He had a few nice hits for the Yanks, was right in the mix against the Sox earlier in the season. Now, the Yanks are headed up to Boston for four huge games this weekend and Austin isn’t even a Yankee anymore. That must be hard to wrap your head around if you’re Austin. Yes, he is a professional, and perhaps now he’ll even get more playing time, but he won’t be a Yankee, even though he’s been part of these Yankees, and that will take some getting used to.

We wish him well. And Adam Warren too, who was a very solid Yankee. And also Chasen Shreve, the pointy-faced lefty out of the pen who looks like a bad guy with a gun from an old movie, but always seemed like a good enough sort. I never trusted him and each time he came into a game I worried that he’d shit the bed, but he’s battled and hung around a competitive Yankee bullpen for a few years. Certainly hope he keeps pitching long as he can.

Yanks get some pieces back, including Lance Lynn, who will likely now be minus the beardski.

Couple of few against the lousy Birds as a warm-up for the weekend. But the games still need to played and won. So never mind looking ahead:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

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1 Evil Empire   ~  Jul 31, 2018 5:12 pm

I liked Warren, but I guess that's baseball. The Yanks have been connected to some good international guys, so they turned him into 1-2 prospects, which is always good.

2 cult of basebaal   ~  Jul 31, 2018 6:08 pm

Lovely, JA Happ has been diagnosed with Hand, Foot & Mouth disease ...

3 rbj   ~  Jul 31, 2018 6:10 pm

Good to see Cashman isn’t ignoring the farm system

4 rbj   ~  Jul 31, 2018 6:42 pm

Gleyber with rispsuccess

5 cult of basebaal   ~  Jul 31, 2018 6:43 pm


6 rbj   ~  Jul 31, 2018 7:15 pm

Brett ties Willie

7 rbj   ~  Jul 31, 2018 7:19 pm

Didi with rispsuccess

8 rbj   ~  Jul 31, 2018 7:26 pm

Just missed

9 rbj   ~  Jul 31, 2018 7:52 pm

I’m sick of these HBP

10 cult of basebaal   ~  Jul 31, 2018 7:58 pm

Gleyber would a fearsome hitter if he took every swing the way he does when he gets 2 strikes on him. STOP. OVER. SWINGING.

11 rbj   ~  Jul 31, 2018 8:01 pm

Miggy Jr.!

12 cult of basebaal   ~  Jul 31, 2018 8:02 pm

Katie Sharp
‏ @ktsharp

Yankees Last 16 PA with Bases Loaded:
Groundout RBI (today 7/29)
Sac fly
Sac fly
Double play
Double play
Sac fly
Double play
Popout (July 11)

Add another pop out and sac fly to the list.

At least Miggy Jr. came through ...

13 rbj   ~  Jul 31, 2018 8:17 pm

Last hitter for Tanaka, get him an extra day off

14 rbj   ~  Jul 31, 2018 8:17 pm

There ya go!

15 rbj   ~  Jul 31, 2018 8:51 pm

Not good

16 rbj   ~  Jul 31, 2018 8:58 pm

The importance of insurance

17 rbj   ~  Jul 31, 2018 9:17 pm

25-1? Yeeowch, the Mets stink

18 rbj   ~  Jul 31, 2018 9:20 pm

And the rain is interfering with the satellite. Night all.

19 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Aug 1, 2018 9:55 am

Crap, man, I saw the headline and thought it was you bowing out of the Banter. Like when you see a celebrity's name trending and you're afraid they've died.

20 rbj   ~  Aug 1, 2018 12:10 pm

Weird Wednesday afternoon game

21 rbj   ~  Aug 1, 2018 12:43 pm

Well that sucked

22 rbj   ~  Aug 1, 2018 12:46 pm

Good, need baserunners

23 cult of basebaal   ~  Aug 1, 2018 1:05 pm

I tuned in to THIS shitshow?

Christ, Sonny Whitson, pitch like you've got a fucking pair ...

24 cult of basebaal   ~  Aug 1, 2018 1:09 pm

Don't smile at that, you earned every boo today ...

25 cult of basebaal   ~  Aug 1, 2018 1:13 pm

I like Torres, but he's got a LOT of growing up to do.

26 rbj   ~  Aug 1, 2018 1:14 pm

Come on rainout

27 thelarmis   ~  Aug 1, 2018 1:26 pm

Fuck you, Sonny.

Cult - Sonny was smiling to the crowd as he walked to the dugout? What did gleyber do?

28 cult of basebaal   ~  Aug 1, 2018 1:36 pm

[27] Ground ball to Didi, obvious play was the force at 2nd, Gleyber took one step and didn't even bother trying to get to the bag for the throw. It would have been close, but not even making the effort is inexcusable.

29 thelarmis   ~  Aug 1, 2018 1:39 pm

Gotcha. Thanks.

Inexcusable outing for Gray...

30 rbj   ~  Aug 1, 2018 2:02 pm

Rats, we're back

31 Boatzilla   ~  Aug 1, 2018 2:12 pm

Fucking Sonny Gray. I wish they had traded his sorry ass.

32 Boatzilla   ~  Aug 1, 2018 2:13 pm

E Nuñez!

33 rbj   ~  Aug 1, 2018 2:22 pm

Gawd the Orioles are horrible. How are we losing to them?

Oh, right, Sonny Gray.

34 Ara Just Fair   ~  Aug 1, 2018 2:56 pm

Oh good. I missed sonny’s start. What a shame.

35 thelarmis   ~  Aug 1, 2018 3:31 pm

Fucking bollocks

36 rbj   ~  Aug 1, 2018 3:56 pm

A waste of a Gleyber homer. We're going to lose 7-5

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