• Golson, Mitre & Moseley Make LDS Roster – Vazquez, Gaudin & Nova Do Not

    Posted by on October 5th, 2010 · Comments (5)

    Via Bryan Hoch -

    The Yankees have made their roster decisions for the American League Division Series, with outfielder Greg Golson and pitchers Sergio Mitre and Dustin Moseley selected for spots that were up for grabs.

    The Yankees are using an 11-man pitching staff for the ALDS, having already announced that CC Sabathia, Andy Pettitte and Phil Hughes will be in line to pitch the first three games against Minnesota.

    New York is also carrying A.J. Burnett on the ALDS roster, though he may be bypassed for a Game 4 start in favor of Sabathia on short rest. The bullpen will fill behind closer Mariano Rivera with Kerry Wood, Joba Chamberlain, Dave Robertson, Boone Logan, Mitre and Moseley.

    Selecting Mitre and Moseley effectively deleted right-handers Chad Gaudin, Ivan Nova and Javier Vazquez from the roster, as well as left-hander Royce Ring, who had been under consideration to serve as a second lefty option along with Logan.

    Yankees manager Joe Girardi had been weighing the idea of carrying Eduardo Nunez as an additional infielder and pinch-running option, but decided instead to go with Golson, who made a strong throw from right field to cut down the Rays’ Carl Crawford at third base for the final out of a Sept. 14 game at Tropicana Field.

    Interesting choices. Let’s see how they work out, or don’t, once the games begin.

    Comments on Golson, Mitre & Moseley Make LDS Roster – Vazquez, Gaudin & Nova Do Not

    1. MJ Recanati
      October 5th, 2010 | 4:42 pm

      Amazing that Girardi was able to leave his girlfriend Gaudin waiting at the altar for the first round. I wonder if they had a lovers quarrel.

      I’m somewhat sorry to see Mitre over Nova given that Nova has some strikeout stuff but I guess given Nova’s tendency to crap his pants with men on base, it’s probably for the best.

    2. Corey Italiano
      October 5th, 2010 | 6:33 pm

      @ MJ Recanati:
      honestly, if any of those pitchers are in the game the Yanks probably lost anyway.

    3. MJ Recanati
      October 5th, 2010 | 7:06 pm

      @ Corey Italiano:
      Very true. Gaudin, Mitre, Moseley, Nova and Vazquez are all dangerous.

    4. Raf
      October 5th, 2010 | 8:26 pm

      MJ Recanati wrote:

      Amazing that Girardi was able to leave his girlfriend Gaudin waiting at the altar for the first round. I wonder if they had a lovers quarrel.

      I think it’s more Mitre and Girardi patching things up more than anything else :)

      Geez, Moseley AND Mitre?

    5. MJ Recanati
      October 5th, 2010 | 8:34 pm

      Raf wrote:

      I think it’s more Mitre and Girardi patching things up more than anything else

      HAHAHA, good point. I guess Girardi had his fling with the cheap blonde down the street but went back to his first love.

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