• Sir Sidney Blutarsky Goes “Boom!”

    Posted by on July 27th, 2008 · Comments (13)

    See? I told you it was just a matter of time.

    Seattle Mariners interim G.M. Lee Pelekoudas can go to bed tonight feeling good – as the price for Jarrod Washburn just went up this evening…thanks to Sidney “Hit Me!” Ponson.

    Comments on Sir Sidney Blutarsky Goes “Boom!”

    1. OnceIWasAYankeeFan
      July 27th, 2008 | 11:28 pm

      Steve, won’t Washburn be ticketed for Rasner’s spot? So I don’t think that Ponson has too much of an effect, except to the point that their GM says “see, you still need pitching help even after you get our guy!”

      Have to say I was surprised at any c’est la vie attitude toward this game, when a loss is a two game swing. Instead of picking up three games, you’ve only picked up one. Its an annoying weekend but not nearly as bad as it might have been.

    2. July 28th, 2008 | 12:04 am

      >> Have to say I was surprised at any c’est la vie attitude toward this game, when a loss is a two game swing. Instead of picking up three games, you’ve only picked up one. Its an annoying weekend but not nearly as bad as it might have been. >>

      Ah, but look at it this way — the Yanks gained a LOT more ground than usual in the first 7 games since the break. So, the way I see it, this is just things ‘evening out’. 2 out of 3 at Fenway — I’ll take it every time.

    3. Raf
      July 28th, 2008 | 12:59 am

      Seattle Mariners interim G.M. Lee Pelekoudas can go to bed tonight feeling good – as the price for Jarrod Washburn just went up this evening…
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      Not really. There really aren’t many places for Washburn to go. Even less places that will take on his salary for this year and next.

    4. Don
      July 28th, 2008 | 3:35 am

      Didn’t watch any of this game, as I knew what would happen.

      Goodbye Sidney, goodbye!

      Hello Ian.

      Wang in the wings.

      Make of it what you will.

    5. OldYanksFan
      July 28th, 2008 | 6:21 am

      Wang ain’t coming back this year. Hughes? Yes.

    6. July 28th, 2008 | 7:50 am

      Sir Sidney’s magic act is over–Next

    7. TurnTwo
      July 28th, 2008 | 7:50 am

      repeat after me… two out three… two out of three.

      they play 66% baseball the rest of the season, they’ll win, give or take a game, 96 games. that punches your ticket for the playoffs.

      i think Washburn would take the place of Ponson, and they’ll give Rasner a couple more starts because of this stupid Rasner/Moeller thing they think they have going.

      Ponson gave the Yankees exactly what they needed, which was a bridge to the trading deadline. he’s now expendable, and i expect him to go shortly. he wasnt very good by any means, but he kept the yankees in the games he pitched for the most part, and thats about as much as you asked from him when you brought him here.

      and for those of you who think Cashman is going to cave and give in to the Mariners are crazy. he’ll hold out, just like he did for Abreu with the Phillies, and they’ll get fair value, which will be a mid-level guy and salary relief.

    8. Joel
      July 28th, 2008 | 8:13 am

      TurnTwo is absolutely right. Cashman will drive an ever harder bargain with the Mariners now as their options dwindle toward the deadline.

      The M’s do not want to be saddled with Washburn’s $10 Million next year. They’ll deal.

    9. Joel
      July 28th, 2008 | 8:15 am

      Oh, Steve–as far as Sir Sidney is concerned: “Zero point zero.”

    10. July 28th, 2008 | 8:32 am

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    11. July 28th, 2008 | 8:51 am

      ~~Oh, Steve–as far as Sir Sidney is concerned: “Zero point zero.”~~

      Ah, if only that was his ERA and not his GPA.

    12. hopbitters
      July 28th, 2008 | 11:56 am

      If you hear any noise, it’s just me and the boys…

      If the Yankees are going to lose to the Sox, I can’t think of a better scenario than for Ponson to get lit up vs. Lester.

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