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Minor League Report.


AAA: SWB (53-38) won 4-3. SS Tyler Wade 2 hits, 2 RBI (.312). He’s really heating up now. Unfortunately, just .173 in his time in the majors so far. You wonder if he (or Thairo Estrada) could be trade bait if the Yanks make a major deal for a pitcher before the trade deadline. Estrada has done better in his brief minor league stint this year than Wade has in his. Also, infielder Breyvic Valera will be going back down to SWB now that Luke Voit comes off the IL today. The Yanks may have to make a decision between these players if they make a deal—who to keep and who to include in the trade.

C Kyle Higashioka solo HR. 1B Ryan McBroom 2 hits. CF Billy Burns 3 hits.

Randall Delgado (W, 2-4, 6.07) 6 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 2 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR>
Jonathan Holder (H, 2) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K.  3.86
Joe Harvey (S, 8) 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. Gave up 1 HR.  2.66

Good to see the previously struggling Holder have a decent outing. BTW, the win came over Syracuse, the Mets’ AAA team. Tim Tebow batted 9th, was 0 for 3 and is hitting just .158 for Syracuse.

AA: Trenton (47-40) shut out Reading 3-0. C Jorge Saez 2 hits.

Rony Garcia (W, 2-7, 4.65) 8 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 0 W, 8 K
Danny Alvarez (S, 11) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 0 K.  2.84

High A: Tampa (39-51) lost 5-2.  SS Diego Castillo 2 hits. 2B Wilkerman Garcia two RBI.

Low A: Charleston (47-45) won 4-3 in 10 innings. SS Oswald Peraza 2 hits. DH Welfrin Mateo solo HR, 2 RBI. Dalton Lehnen (2-0, 0.82) 3 scoreless relief innings for the win.


Minor League Report. Trenton throws a combined no-hitter.


AAA: SWB (44-30) lost 8-6. CF Mike Tauchman 2 hits, RBI. SS Tyler Wade 2 hits, RBI. RF Trey Amburgey 2 hits, 2 RBI. C Erik Kratz 2 hits, solo HR. Randall Delgado a no-decision, 6 IP, 3 R, 1 ER, 6 H, 1 W, 6 K. Gave up 1 HR.

AA: Trenton (42-32) won 7-0 on a combined no-hitter.

SS Kyle Holder 2 hits, RBI. DH Mandy Alvarez 2 hits, RBI. 1B Chris Gittens 2 hits, 3 RBI, a 2-run HR.

Deivi Garcia (W, 4-2, 2.68 at AA, 20 yrs. old) 5 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 9 K.
Acevedo 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K. 3.86
Danny Alvarez 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K.  2.81.

In his last two starts, Garcia has pitched 11 innings and has given up just one hit, walked 3 and has struck out 24.

High A: Tampa off.

Low A: Charleston (38-37) lost 12-3. 2B Kyle Gray 2 hits. RF Frederick Cuevas 2 hits, RBI. C Eduardo Navas 2 hits.



Minor League Report. Judge Homers on Rehab for SWB. Deivi Garcia shines for Trenton.


AAA: SWB (40-28) won 8-4. Rehabbing RF Aaron Judge 1 for 2, solo HR, 2 walks, strikeout.  It’ll be a tough decision who goes when Judge returns soon.

1B Mike Ford (.320-16-38) solo HR. CF Mike Tauchman 3-run HR. C Kyle Higashioka solo HR). (Ford, Tauchman and Higashioka all homered in the first inning, Tauchman and Higashioka going back-to-back). SS Tyler Wade 2 hits. 2B Thairo Estrada 2 hits.

As mentioned in the other post, with Voit, Encarnacion, Ford here, and Gittens (AA), Greg Bird is finding himself squeezed out. Heck, former major leaguer Logan Morrison, here at AAA SWB, HIMSELF is squeezed out.

Randall Delgado 3 R in 6 IP for the win.

AA: Trenton (38-27) won 6-0 on a 2-hit shutout. Wait until you see the numbers Deivi Garcia put up. 1B Chis Gittens (see mention above) 2 hits, 2 RBI. C Kellin Deglan 2 hits. CF Rashad Crawford 2 hits, RBI.

Ok, ready for the numbers for the 20 year old Garcia, who the Yanks are VERY HIGH on?

Garcia (W, 3-2, 3.00) 6 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 15 K.  


Combined with 3 relievers, Trenton struck out 19.

High A: Tampa (29-39 overall) split. They lost the completion of Monday’s suspended game, 6-4 in 10 innings. CF Estevan Florial 2 hits. 1B Dermis Garcia 3 hits, RBI.

They won the regularly scheduled game, 6-5, getting six in the top of the seventh and last inning (if DH, minors go only 7 innings). DH Florial 2 RBI. 1B Garcia 2 hits, 2 RBI. CF Pablo Olivares 2 hits.

Low A: Charleston off, because the South Atlantic League had their all-star game. Charleston’s Division, the South, lost 6-2.

Charleston players: PH/LF Brandon Lockridge 1 for 2, 2 -run PH HR for the South’s only runs.

PH/DH Mickey Gasper 0 for 2.  LF Canaan Smith 1 for 2.

Not a good night for one of the pitchers.

P Alexander Vizcaino (L, BS, 1) 1/3 IP, 5 R, 3 H, 1 W, 1 K.


Minor League Report. Very little offense.


AAA: SWB (33-25) lost 3-1. LF Trey Amburgey, HR. 2B Tyler Wade 2 hits. Randall Delgado tough-luck losing pitcher, 7 IP, 2 R, 1 H, 1 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR.

AA: Trenton (33-23) lost 6-1. SS Hoy Jun Park (.314) 2 hits.

High A: Tampa (25-35) won 1-0 on a two-hitter. 3B Angel Aguilar 2 hits, scored the run.

Starter Miguel Yajure a no-decision, 6 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 2 W, 10 K. 2.64
Lane (W, 1-0, 0.00) 2 IP. 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K.
Wivinis (S, 2) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K.   5.14

Low A: Charleston (33-28) lost 4-1, getting just four hits. Starter and losing pitcher Luis Medina 9 K in 5 IP.

Minor League Report.


AAA: Didi Gregorius rehab for SWB : DH, 0 for 4. Taking a while to get his stroke back.  1 for 16 on rehab.

SWB (30-21) lost 6-5 to Lehigh Valley. Joe Harvey’s 4 walks in the top of the ninth cost the Railriders the game. 2B/SS Breyvic Valera 2 hits. (.441). LF Trey Amburgey 2 hits, 4 RBI, 3-run HR. CF Billy Burns 2 hits. Starter Randall Delgado 6 IP, 2 R.

AA: Trenton (32-20) lost 4-1. SS Hoy Jun Park 2 hits (.329). 3B Mandy Alvarez 2 hits, RBI. RF Matt Lipka 2 hits.

High A:  Tampa (23-32) lost 7-3. RF Isiah Gilliam 2 hits. 3B Angel Aguilar 2 RBI, solo HR.

Low A: Charleston (30-26) won 5-0. 3B Max Burt 2 hits, solo HR.

Nolan Martinez (W, 1-0, 1.15) 7 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 2 W, 4 K.
McGarity 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K.  4.57

Yanks call up Noesi. Delgado retires with 473 HR.

By now, you may have read that Feliciano is going for an MRI and Ayala is DL’d. So the question becomes, who gets called up?

At first, some thought Steve Garrison, but Garrison started last night for AA Trenton and lost, giving up 5 R in 3 1/3 innings. With Logan the only lefty in the bullpen, the natural thought was that he’d get lefty help.

Some talk now is of Andy Sisco coming up. Sisco is a big boy. He makes CC Sabathia look small. Sisco is a 6’10”, 255-270 lb. lefty who is 28 years old. He has some major league experience. 2005 and 2006 Royals, 2007 White Sox. 151 major league games, 3-9, 5.18, ERA+ 88. Ok, not exactly inspiring, but that’s what you got. He has struck out 141 in his 147 1/3 innings, however. The problem is he’s also walked 93. 8.6 K/9 but 5.7 walks/9.

Sisco has pitched three scoreless innings for AAA SWB so far this year, gaining a win. The problem with bringing Sisco up is that he’s not on the 40-man roster, so the Yanks may have to get a little creative here.

We’ll see if Sisco is the move.    

Update: Sisco isn’t the move. It would have taken some doing, because he isn’t on the 40-man. Logan will remain the sole lefty for now. The move is to bring up Hector Noesi.

This being early in the season, Noesi started just one game at SWB, going 5 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 9 hits, 2 walks, 4 K. Last year the 24 year old righty was 14-7, 3.20 in three levels (A+/AA/AAA). He has just four games of AAA experience. His BB/K ratio was good last year. In 160 1/3 IP, he K’d 153 and walked just 28.

Noesi had TJ surgery in 2007. It also must be noted that Noesi was suspended for 50 games of the 2007 season, due to PEDs. Soon after coming back from that suspension is when he suffered the elbow injury.     

Update II: Carlos Delgado officially retired today. He’ll be 39 in June and retires with 473 HR. B.A. .280, OPS+ 138. Led AL in doubles once, majors in RBI once. AL in OPS, TB and OPS+ once. 162 g. average .280-38-120. 4x top 10 for MVP, Runnerup in 2003 to A-Rod* (one of the year’s A-Rod admitted to using steroids). Interesting HOF case. 2x all-star. 3 Silver Sluggers. 3x 40 or more HR in a season. 100 or more RBI 9x. Averaged .282-35-112 over a 13 year span (1996-2008).  In his only postseason, .351-4-11 in 10 games.    

Game 111. Hughes loses tough one, 2-1, as Yanks whiff away opportunities.

A tough one for Phil Hughes to lose.

Hughes gave up just 2 R in 6 Ip, (6 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 1 walk and 3K) but falls to 13-5, 3.92 as Yankee bats failed in the most critical moments.

Both runs off Hughes occurred in the 2nd.

Boston stole six bases today—-4 by Ellsbury. A day Posada (who made an error, #7, tied with Cervelli for the team lead), along with Hughes, Joba and Wood, would like to forget.

The Yanks didn’t get their first hit until the 5th when Kearns singled with one out. With two out, Jeter singled, #2876, matching Mel Ott for most by a New Yorker.

But then Swisher struck out. Opportunity wasted. It wouldn’t be the only opportunity wasted.

Wood went the 7th. No runs or hits, 1 walk, 1 K (5.55).

Then came the killer. A backbreaker. The bottom of the 7th. Ouch.

Posada singled. Thames doubled. Kearns hit by a pitch.

2-0 Boston. Bottom of the 7th. Bases loaded for the Yanks. No out. Surely the Yanks get something, right?


Lester stayed in to face Granderson, who as we know, has trouble against lefties. He whiffs on four pitches. Out goes Lester.

In comes Bard. Jeter up. He whiffs on three pitches.

Now Swisher. He whiffs on three pitches.

Ouch. Bases loaded, none out and … nothing.

Oh, the tales Bard could tell of today.

Logan came in to face one batter—Big Papi. He got him (3.00). Then Joba for 1 2/3. Good Joba (5.07) 0 R, 0 H, 1 walk and 1 K.

In the 8th, Teix homered (26) off Bard to cut the lead to 2-1. Alex then singled. Gardner PR and with one out, Posada walked. First and second, one out.

Two new acquisitions up. Berkman flied out (infield fly rule) and Kearns (against Papelbon) grounded out. A chance and… nothing.

With one out in the 9th, Jeter walked. He (as he HAD to), stole second (12). Tying run in scoring position. Once again, Swisher (what a bad day) struck out. 0 for 5, 3 whiffs, 7 LOB. Teixeira then struck out to end the game.

Feel the breeze
Feel the breeze.
In key moments, the Yanks whiffed.

11 strikeouts for the Yanks today and as you can see above, many came at the worst moments of the game to do so. The Yanks were 0 for 9 with RISP and left 11 on.

Yanks travel to Texas for a two-game set. It doesn’t get easy. One of those games is against Cliff Lee.     

Update: I see where Olbermann was dropped by Sunday Night Football. Apparently it was taking away from his MSNBC gig. Hey, the less I see of him, the better.

Carlos Delgado signed a minor league deal with Boston. Hey, anything to try and get that 500th. (He has 473).

Aceves could be back soon.  

Update II: Another one bites the dust as Seattle fires their manager.


Is Delgado’s career over after another hip surgery?

For the second time in nine months, Carlos Delgado has undergone hip surgery.

Although the Fox Sports report by Ken Rosenthal states that Delgado could return in four months, we are talking mid-season, a return after missing almost all of last year and half of this year, and … well…

TWO hip surgeries in nine months. TWO.

Delgado has 473 career HR. It seems highly unlikely he’ll get to 500.

The doctor who did Delgado’s operation, Dr. Phillipon, is the same one who did A-Rod’s.

I don’t know. After two operations, I just can’t see Delgado making it back.  

Meanwhile, I see (I don’t watch the show) that Gia Allemand, the girl who dated Pavano and was on the Bachelor, got sent home. She was one of the final three girls, but not THE ONE for Jake. See a previous post for a pic of her in the post “Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places?”

Wang, Damon deciding on a team. Delgado considering retirement.

Lots of time today to scour the Internet. It looks like I’ll miss work tomorrow as I’ll have to “dig out” from this major snowstorm we are getting.

There is talk that Chien Ming Wang will be deciding on a team soon. Some talk has it that he has already decided on the Nationals.

The Damon talk seems to have come down to the Tigers (with a seems-to-be-desperate Bore-a$$ telling the Tigers JD is a Red Wings fan? Cue Octopus’s Garden…) and the Braves. Rumor has it that Chipper Jones talked to Damon (as always, a rumor) and that the Braves offered JD a one-year deal with money deferred. The last I read, JD wants two years. In any case, I have a feeling it will be less than what the Yanks originally, and perhaps secondly, offered.   

…and according to MLBTR, the Braves offered $2m with another $2M deferred. Quite a comedown from the 2 year, $14M originally offered by the Yanks, eh? Or the rumored final offer of 1 year, $3M with $3M deferred.

How’s Bore-a$$ working out for you, Johnny? 

Hmm, Melky, Damon AND Hinske on the Braves?

MLBTR lists this: Joel Sherman of the New York Post pegs the chances at Derek Jeter re-signing with the Yankees at 98%.  Sherman’s early guess at the extension term and value: four years, $100MM.

That would be 2011-2014. Ages 37-40 (birthday in midseason).  

Also from MLBTR: ESPN’s Buster Olney reports that before signing with the Padres, catcher Yorvit Torrealba “offered himself to the Mets for $1.4MM.”  The Mets “indicated they had no money to spend.” Are you kidding me? I don’t like their offseason at all. The Mets did sign Mike Jacobs .228-19-61, OPS+ 83, career .254, 162 g. average .254-29-91, OPS+ 104, 29 years old, to a minor league deal. Jacobs began his career with 30 games with the Mets before going to Florida and KC.

Carlos Delgado is said to be considering retirement. Question: If he retires now, how much HOF consideration would he get?

473 HR. Once that would have garnered significant support. Not anymore. Heck, Fred McGriff’s 493 didn’t help him on this year’s ballot. Delgado did have four top-10 MVP finishes in his career. Three years of 40 or more HR. 9 years of 100 or more RBI. Two All-Star teams, three Silver Sluggers. .280, over 2000 hits. He only made the postseason once. 2006 with the Mets. 6 for 14, 1 HR, 2 RBI in the NLDS. 7 for 23, 3 doubles, 3 HR and 9 RBI in the NLCS. Led in doubles once, RBI once. Very good, but are those stats enough?  His 162 g. average was .280-38-120 with an OPS+ of 138. He’d get my vote. But I feel that Delgado, if he does get in, will have to have to wait a while.



Jays looking at Damon? Delgado?

MLB.com today had a post stating that Toronto, looking for some star power after trading Halladay to the Phils, could be looking at Damon or Delgado.

As for JD, I wonder. At 36, reliant on his legs, and with Astroturf up in Toronto, I don’t think it would help him. I think it would hurt him and accelerate the decline. 

With Overbay at 1B, Delgado would have to DH—which after his surgery, he may have to do anyway. Reports on Delgado possibly going back to 1B aren’t good.

But the Blue Jays already have a Dh– Adam Lind (.305, 35 HR, 114 RBI in 2009), whose D isn’t the best. You’d have to put him in LF to accommodate Delgado (473 HR), and that’d leave out JD.

Delgado, of course, had his best years in Toronto, 1993-2004, emphasis on 1996-2004. He hit 44 HR for the Jays in 1999, 41 in 2000 and 42 in 2003. He finished 4th in the 2000 MVP awards and 2nd in 2003 for Toronto. Given that Jason Giambi won the MVP in 2000 and A-Rod in 2003, you may say that those are awards Delgado should have won. After a year with Florida in 2005, Delgado’s last four years were with the Mets. A .280 hitter with a career OPS+ of 138, Delgado, 38 this summer, appears as if he’ll fall short of the 500 HR club.

Of course given what’s been going on, the 500 HR club isn’t a HOF guarantee anymore. Heck, Fred McGriff, who as we suppose, was clean and who finished with 493 HR, wasn’t close to the magic 75% number on the HOF balloting this year. Delgado is an interesting HOF call. He has had some dominant years.