Who do you think deserves to be the New York Yankees fifth starting pitcher?
Team Nova? or Team Phelps?
1) ? Ivan Nova
Nova is currently on the 15-
DL due to inflammation in his right triceps, but prior had informally been the Yankees fifth starter.
Last night, at the start to the eventual 3-2 Yankees win in
Colorado, the NY Daily News reported that Nova said he is good to throw come Monday when he is eligible to get off the DL.
This Monday instead of a scheduled day off, the Yankees have to play a doubleheader in Cleveland to make up for the two rainouts back in early April.
Before getting sidelined, Nova’s numbers were not so good.
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Have you heard this one?
A man and his wife are walking down a busy city street when they see a giant billboard that reads: 16 Billion and counting….
“ National Deficit?” asks the wife.
Her husband replied, “No dummy it is the New York Yankees payroll.”
Ok maybe not that specific joke, but certainly its theme.
My guess is you have heard something like it as the Yankees have been criticized for their free spending ways for years.
This is not limited to just the haters, as a bulk of the Yankees own fan base incessantly whines about player’s paychecks like it is their money.
Personally, I have never had an issue with the Yankees spending.
I appreciated the industrious and self-less effort made by the late
George Steinbrenner by making money no object. Continue reading ‘Yankees: Unfortunately we haven’t bought anything thus far’ »
New York Yankees are in the Mile High City for a three game against the Colorado Rockies; a place they haven’t visited since 2007.
Coors Field (Photo credit: Kwong Yee Cheng)
The Yankees left
New York after losing a tough series to Oakland, and now head into an unfamiliar ballpark already puts the team at a disadvantage.
Here are three potential issues that could arise for the Bronx Bombers in Denver.
Mother Nature .
Weather Underground tonight’s forecast is low 60′s with a 30% chance of thunderstorms.
And things look to be even moister on Wednesday (60%) and Thursday (40%) nights, which means all three games are in jeopardy of being able to get played.
Adjusting to the mile-high altitude of
Coors Field is something that could hinder the Yankees. As according to WebMD, more than 20% of people visiting the western mountains get altitude sickness. Continue reading ‘Yankees: 3 issues to watch for in Denver’ »
Yesterday was one of the most beautiful afternoons in
Andy Pettitte on the bump at Yankee Stadium. 05-05-2013
Even though the weather perfect, unfortunately things at
Yankee Stadium were not.
Bronx Bombers not only lost the rubber match to the Oakland Athletics 5-4, the team also saw another player leave the game with another potential injury both in the same inning.
A FIFTH INNING TO FORGET:
Andy Pettitte started on the hill, but the southpaw’s command was off from the get-go. And for the second start in a row, Pettitte couldn’t find a way to settle down all afternoon. He gave up two homers and was tagged for three earned runs before being pulled in the fifth.
Pettitte, grinded it out as long as he could, and did get out of two bases loaded situations. But after when is pitch count hit 100, skipper
Joe Girardi knew he could not leave the 41-year old in any longer.
Prior to Pettitte’s exit was the mysterious disappearance of
Eduardo Nunez, who has taken over at everyday shortstop for the injured Derek Jeter.
Jason Nix had moved over to shortstop and the newly acquired Yankee, Chris Nelson who was on the bench was now at third base.
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It was about 18 months ago that the Yankees traded top prospect
Jesus Montero for Mariners pitching phenom . Michael Pineda
Michael Pineda (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Pineda arrived to Spring Training with a bum shoulder that required surgery, which has barred him from throwing his first pitch in the
Well that is all about to change, as
GM Brian Cashman told ESPN New York that Pineda pitched this past week and clocked 95 mph on the radar gun.
Cashman said that Pineda is on track to make his Yankees debut sometime in June.
This is all good news for the Yankees, as I have drooled over Pineda since I first saw him pitch back in 2011.
My impression of Pineda is that of a 24-year old with top of the rotation potential, but how the Yankees handle him is a different story for a future article.
The bottom line here is I wanted Pineda long before the Yankees went and got him.
It was two years ago, yesterday that I first wrote about why Yankees fans should…
Keep This Seattle Pitching Prince On Your Radar. Continue reading ‘Yankees: Seattle’s ex-pitching prince Pineda’ »
How is Bleacher Creature favorite Nick Swisher fitting in with the Tribe fans?
Nick Swisher – Roll Call.
Is Russell Martin flourishing in Pittsburgh?
Did Raul Ibanez bring his clutch bat from the Bronx to Seattle?
And is Eric Chavez’s body holding up in Arizona?
During this past off-season, the
Yankees lost four key players from the 2012 squad.
Since the Yankees are off today before they play host to the scrappy
Oakland Athletics this weekend, I thought it was a good time to check-in on how each is doing so far this season. Continue reading ‘Yankees: Remember Martin, Chavez, Swisher and Ibanez?’ »
MAYDAY…survivors or MAY DAY winners?
The oldest; the average age is 31.9 years.
DL (disabled list) that reads like an All-Star roster – Jeter, A-Rod, Grandy, Tex, Youks, Cervelli, Nova, and Pineda.
Exceeding. This team was projected to fall down, not rise up.
So far the
New York Yankees are not the big disappointments everyone, myself included, anticipated.
After taking the rubber game from the Astros last night, the Yankees are officially 17-10 on the season but there are other positives to note thus far too.
- Tied with Braves for most homers in baseball with 38.
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