• Berg & Reynolds Discuss Big Yanks Need

    Posted by on August 6th, 2008 · Comments (2)

    Ted Berg, of SNY.tv, talks to Harold Reynolds, of MLB.com and SNY, regarding the one thing that the Yankees need to do to stay in the race in for a post-season berth. Here’s the video:

    The Yankees starting pitching before the All-Star break allowed batters to hit .281/.340/.417 against them. And, since the All-Star break, batters are hitting .276/.331/.412 against Yankees starting pitching. So, the starters have been consistent – at the least. (As far as the Yankees bullpen, the numbers are: .229/.306/.366 allowed before the break compared to .241/.335/.398 after the break.)

    But, to Reynolds’ point, you don’t know what’s going to happen with Mussina over the next two months. And, losing Chamberlain hurts – and then some.

    Can Hughes and Kennedy…or…gulp…Pavano come to the rescue? Or, are the Yankees now at the mercy of the waiver wire?

    Hey, is that Hank Stein down in Tampa, walking around, and muttering “A Santana. A Santana. My kingdom for a Johan Santana!”?

    Comments on Berg & Reynolds Discuss Big Yanks Need

    1. MJ
      August 6th, 2008 | 2:38 pm

      Hey, is that Hank Stein down in Tampa, walking around, and muttering “A Santana. A Santana. My kingdom for a Johan Santana!”?
      If that’s what Hank is muttering then he’s got only himself to blame. If he wanted Santana that much, he should’ve been the Boss, instead of just “playing one on TV” for the benefit of ESPN and the print media.

    2. butchie22
      August 7th, 2008 | 1:38 am

      Honestly, even with these latest additions have the Yanks risen to the occasion? What the Yanks need is for the Rays and Red Sox to falter more than anything else. Quite frankly, it might just be the case of those teams being better than the Yanks. Even scarier is that the Os own the Yanks this year and the Jays still and always have played them hard. In essence, the Rays happened this year and what happened in the past was that the Yanks could count on other team’s crappiness, no more.
      I also think that some of these additions and trades are like putting bandages on a deep wound that needs atourniquet. The Yanks are rebuilding BUT their core of Jeter, Posada, Damon, Matsui are getting older and it shows. Cashman’s idea of getting younger is a good long term approach, because the Dynasty era Yanks are getting up there in age.

      Can Hughes or Kennedy,help? Maybe, but they didn’t get it done this year. Pavano is playing for a contract so don’t be surprised if he comes out and looks like Halladay Jr for a month. As much as I hate to say it , Pavano is more of a sure thing than Hughes or Kennedy. In terms of the waiver wire, Washburn becomes a trade where a salary dump will be impossible. The interim GM knows the Yanks are hurting and will ask for the sun, stars and the sky for Washburn.

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