• Brackman Watch Begins

    Posted by on September 30th, 2008 · Comments (4)

    Via the Honolulu Advertiser

    [Andrew Brackman] finally made his pro debut Saturday night for the Waikiki BeachBoys. Didn’t go so great, as he allowed seven runs (six earned) in 2 1/3 innings with three strikeouts. But it’s a start to his comeback from the injury.

    “It’s been a year since I’ve been able to go out there, show my stuff against other people’s stuff,” Brackman said several days before his start. “It was really hard. I had to be patient. I feel like I did everything that I had to do and everything I could do to get my elbow back.”

    Brackman, who turns 23 in December, is hoping HWB can do for him what it did for his future teammates: Joba Chamberlain and Ian Kennedy. Both are 2006 alumni. Like Brackman, Chamberlain made his pro debut here after signing late with the Yankees. Both made their Yankees’ debut the next season. Similarly, Chamberlain had injury concerns when he was drafted.

    “I know they both played out here and had success and they’re having success now and I hope to follow in their foot steps,” Brackman said. “He (Joba) said he enjoyed his time out here and that it helped him well, helped him knock some of the rust off and everything. That’s what I hope to do, to use this experience to work on some things and hopefully get back to where I left off.”

    What being signed to a big-league contract means is Brackman is already on the Yankees’ 40-man roster. When he is out of options after 2009, he will have to be put on the 25-man roster in 2010.

    Raise your hand if you think that a (then) 24-year old Andrew Brackman will be ready to help the Yankees at the big league level come the 2010 season…

    Com’on…let’s see them…raise them high…real high so that we can see them…

    Hey, Cashman, just raise one hand. Put your other arm down…

    Comments on Brackman Watch Begins

    1. Raf
      September 30th, 2008 | 9:44 am

      Raise your hand if you think that a (then) 24-year old Andrew Brackman will be ready to help the Yankees at the big league level come the 2010 season…
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      It’s possible. You certainly won’t be able to tell after 2 1/3 innings.

    2. MJ
      September 30th, 2008 | 11:06 am

      It’s possible. You certainly won’t be able to tell after 2 1/3 innings.
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      Agreed. This is the reason why he’s in Hawaii in the first place: to start shaking off the rust and get his arm in shape for the 2009 season.

    3. September 30th, 2008 | 1:41 pm

      “It’s possible. You certainly won’t be able to tell after 2 1/3 innings.”

      doesnt matter… already failed! he’s done! Lombardi has spoken!

    4. Corey
      September 30th, 2008 | 6:16 pm

      why did they sign him to such a stupid deal? They had the advantage since everyone knew he needed TJS.

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