• Pin The Tail On The Pineda

    Posted by on May 18th, 2016 · Comments (6)

    Over his last 158 regular season innings, Michael Pineda has an ERA of 5.47 (in 28 games).

    The guy is not good.

    Goodness, if you are not going to send him down, at the least, make him wear his cap correctly.

    Comments on Pin The Tail On The Pineda

    1. KPOcala
      May 18th, 2016 | 11:04 pm

      Steve, I think that the Yankees have been the most impatient teams in baseball over the years regarding their starters. Many, many pitchers get pummeled well into their twenties, and windup with fine careers. Maybe that’s why the team has such a poor record of developing pitchers. Of course, it’s rough on the fans (we suffer more than the player or the team, fer shure, fer shure), but sometimes patience IS a virtue. I know, it’s the “when” that counts. I remember when Billy Martin sarcastically asking Guidry who ‘he thought that he could get out'(of course inferring that he’d bring in Guidry to face them). Check out when Guidry controlled the “Lightning”: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/g/guidrro01.shtml

    2. Evan3457
      May 19th, 2016 | 7:23 am

      He can’t be sent down without exposing him to waivers. He’s out of option years.
      The correct move is to put him into middle relief, and let him work out his issues with critical pitches there.

    3. KPOcala
      May 19th, 2016 | 10:01 am

      @ Evan3457:
      Agree, but replace him with who?

    4. Evan3457
      May 19th, 2016 | 1:53 pm

      KPOcala wrote:

      @ Evan3457:
      Agree, but replace him with who?

      When CC is back, the rotation will have to be Tanaka, Eovaldi, Nova, CC and Cessa/Green for a couple of turns, until Pineda is cured. Or at least declared cured.

      But they won’t do that, unless Cessa is an immediate successa.

    5. LMJ229
      May 20th, 2016 | 10:02 am

      I don’t see them taking Pineda out of the rotation any time soon. Maybe when Severino comes back if he can prove himself both healthy and effective.

    6. redbug
      May 29th, 2016 | 7:29 am

      Including last night’s game, according to North Jersey.com:

      “Over his last 10 starts of 2015 and his first 10 of 2016, Pineda has a combined 5-11 record and a 6.30 ERA.”

      “Opponents are batting .452 (42-for-93) with 23 extra-base hits against Pineda with two out, including Saturday‚Äôs 5-for-8 with three extra-base hits.”

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