• Sabathia In Field Of Cha-Chings

    Posted by on April 20th, 2011 · Comments (15)

    So nice of CC to make a commerical in a Yankees uniform before he opts out of his contract…

    Comments on Sabathia In Field Of Cha-Chings

    1. Evan3457
      April 20th, 2011 | 10:05 pm

      That’s two starts for Garcia and Colon, and two quality starts.

      Will miracles cease? Eventually…probably. But it’s fun for now.

    2. YankCrank
      April 20th, 2011 | 10:46 pm

      Granderson sucks.

    3. LMJ229
      April 20th, 2011 | 11:33 pm

      Evan3457 wrote:

      That’s two starts for Garcia and Colon, and two quality starts.Will miracles cease? Eventually…probably. But it’s fun for now.

      Hey, we can only hope …

    4. Raf
      April 21st, 2011 | 7:29 am

      It was a pretty cool commercial, if you ask me :D

      Saw it for the first time (albeit truncated) on MLBN last night.

    5. MJ Recanati
      April 21st, 2011 | 8:30 am

      Raf wrote:

      It was a pretty cool commercial, if you ask me

      Awesome commercial! Love seeing all the old-timers and especially love seeing the three Rickeys.

    6. MJ Recanati
      April 21st, 2011 | 8:30 am

      Steve Lombardi wrote:

      So nice of CC to make a commerical in a Yankees uniform before he opts out of his contract…

      Why are you always so bitter? Just enjoy the fun commercial.

    7. PocketAces
      April 21st, 2011 | 9:00 am

      This is the wrong place for this (maybe a good topic)? But is anyone worried about this:

      NY Yankees 16 games 162/16 = 10.125

      M. Rivera: 10 Games = on pace for 101.25 games this season
      J. Chamberlain: 10 Games = on pace for 101.25 games this season
      R. Soriano: 9 Games = on pace for 91.125 games this season

      Does anyone see a problem with this???

    8. MJ Recanati
      April 21st, 2011 | 9:10 am

      PocketAces wrote:

      Does anyone see a problem with this???

      Early-season usage only becomes a problem if it continues. Yes, the Yankees are on pace to use Rivera a record 101 times this year but we both know that “on pace” doesn’t mean it’ll happen.

      There will be stretches this season where the Yankee offense takes care of their opponent and no save situation will arise and there will be stretches where the Yankees are losing and the closer won’t make an appearance.

      As to the other two guys, it’s somewhat a function of the same pattern since managers are formulaic and deploy their top three relievers in games where they have a close lead after six innings.

      Having said that, last night’s game is an example of why the Yankees need to get more from the underbelly of their bullpen. Lance Pendleton should’ve been able to get the final three outs of the game. Instead, he loaded the bases and forced Girardi to use Soriano (who wasn’t all that sharp).

    9. Corey Italiano
      April 21st, 2011 | 12:31 pm

      PocketAces wrote:

      Does anyone see a problem with this???

      Not yet, there will be plenty of times where the Yankees will blow out their opponent (and vice versa) in which case none of these 3 will pitch. In baseball, things tend to average out over the course of the year.

    10. PocketAces
      April 21st, 2011 | 2:47 pm

      I agree with both you and MJ, but Girardi is already showing his tendency to rely on certain pitchers too much.

      @ Corey Italiano:

    11. MJ Recanati
      April 21st, 2011 | 3:02 pm

      PocketAces wrote:

      Girardi is already showing his tendency to rely on certain pitchers too much.

      Thus far, yes. But over the course of the three years he’s been here I’d actually say that he’s been good about distributing the bullpen workload to all pitchers. In fact, one could argue that his biggest strength in managing a bullpen — not playing favorites — is also his biggest weakness since he gave Sergio Mitre and others far too many opportunities to stink it up last year.

    12. LMJ229
      April 21st, 2011 | 3:18 pm

      @ PocketAces:
      Not worried at this point based on the built-in off days and the rain-outs. But we do need to get more out of the rest of our pen. I wonder, if Colon and Garcia keep pitching this well, can Hughes or Nova help in the pen?

    13. MJ Recanati
      April 21st, 2011 | 4:13 pm

      LMJ229 wrote:

      can Hughes or Nova help in the pen?

      Both can help in the bullpen but I don’t think it would be wise to return Hughes to that role. Nova, on the other hand, is much more suited to that role given the much lower overall ceiling on his talents.

      I always had Nova pegged as 5th starter type anyway and there isn’t much difference between a 5th starter and a bullpen long man.

    14. Evan3457
      April 21st, 2011 | 4:30 pm

      PocketAces wrote:

      This is the wrong place for this (maybe a good topic)? But is anyone worried about this:
      NY Yankees 16 games 162/16 = 10.125
      M. Rivera: 10 Games = on pace for 101.25 games this season
      J. Chamberlain: 10 Games = on pace for 101.25 games this season
      R. Soriano: 9 Games = on pace for 91.125 games this season
      Does anyone see a problem with this???

      Not really (at this point), because:

      1) The Yanks are in a very tough division.
      2) They’ve held a lotr of close leads late, and havn’t won any blowouts yet.
      3) They’ve had multiple days off and extra days off because of two rainouts which makes the proportions not as daunting as they would otherwise be.
      4) Girardi already recognizes there’s a problems, because he tried to give all 3 of them last night off, and wound up having to use Soriano only because the flavour du jour (Pendleton) couldn’t deal with pitching with a 4-run lead in the 9th as opposed to a 4-run deficit.

    15. redbug
      April 21st, 2011 | 5:16 pm

      Actually, I’m glad to see Girardi using them. I thought he overprotected the pen too much – except for Mo. At mo’s age and success rate, his use has been fine.

    Leave a reply

    You must be logged in to post a comment.