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Game 98. Yanks open up 7-game lead with a 6-2 win.

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Didi Gregorius drove in four runs with a 2-run HR and a two-run single as the Yanks beat Texas 6-2 on Monday night.

With the win, the Yanks have opened up a seven-game lead in the AL East with a 56-42 record. Meanwhile, a couple of their division opponents made moves. Boston, 13 out now, traded Shane Victorino to the Angels, and Toronto, 7 out, traded Jose Reyes to Colorado for Troy Tulowitzki.

There was news yesterday that the Yankees were interested in Cole Hamels of the Phillies, but the Yanks have four “untouchables” they refuse to trade: RHP Luis Severino, 1B/DH Greg Bird, OF Aaron Judge (all at AAA) and SS Jorge Mateo (at Low A).

In the game, Ivan Nova struggled, giving up two runs in the second, and being in trouble a lot, going just the minimum five for the win, but he did get the win.

Down 2-0 in the third, Gregorius tied the game with a two-run HR (5). Brendan Ryan then tripled and scored on a Chris Young SF to put the Yanks up 3-2.

In the sixth, Alex Rodriguez, celebrating his 40th birthday, homered (24, #678 career) to put the Yanks up 4-2. A-Rod became the fourth player to HR as a teenager and also at 40 or over (Ty Cobb, Rusty Staub, Gary Sheffield).

Gregorius’ two-run single in the seventh accounted for the final margin of 6-2.He had three hits in the game, as did Chase Headley.

Nova (W, 3-3, 3.38) 5 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 2 walks, 1 HBP, 3 K.
Shreve 2 IP, 0 R, 0H, 1 walk, 4 k. 1.79.
Wilson 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 walk, 1 K, 1.50
Betances 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 walk, 1 K. 1.35

Chris Capuano will make Tuesday’s start to give everyone in the rotation an extra day off.

Reyes to Marlins, 6 yr. $106MM

Jose Reyes is no longer a Met. The SS signed with the Marlins, 6 yr. $106MM.

Reyes is a talent, but some recent injuries have me wondering if six years is too much and if Miami overpaid.

The 28 yr. old will supplant Hanley Ramirez at SS for the Marlins, as the Marlins plan to move Ramirez to 3B. Reyes led the NL in B.A. in 2011, hitting .337 (although he backed into it the final day). He led the majors in triples with 16 while going .337-7-44, with 39 SB and an OPS+ of 143. He was an All-Star and finished 11th in MVP voting.

For his career, Reyes is a .292 hitter, OPS+ 106. His 162 g. average is .292-12-65, 57 SB. Four times he has led the majors in triples.

Reyes, however, has missed 25-30 games each of the last two years due to injuries. In 2009, he missed some 120 games due to injury.

Ramirez, meanwhile, had a terrible 2011, missing 60-65 games with injury and hitting just .243-10-45, 20 SB, OPS+ 85. Ramirez, the 2009 batting champ in the NL (.342), was a 30/30 guy in 2008. His 162 g. average is .306-25-83, 41 SB and an OPS+ of 132—numbers the Marlins need him to get back to. Ramirez turns 28 later this month.

With Heath Bell and Reyes, the Marlins are making a splash, and it appears they aren’t done. There could be more “fish in the sea” that they attempt to land.

The Phils, meanwhile, looked to strengthen their bench with the acquisition of Laynce Nix. Nix, 31, hit .250-16-44, OPS+ 103 for the Nats in 2011. For his career, the OF/PH is a .244 hitter, OPS+ 85. His 162 g. ave. is .244-17-60.

The Mets struggled to go 77-85 last year, and now have lost Capuano and Reyes. You wonder if they’ll go into full-fledged rebuilding mode and dump David Wright. They are stuck with that awful Jason Bay contract. Not only that, but Johan Santana missed all of 2011 except for two minor league games late in the year, and who knows how good his return will be?

As for Jimmy Rollins, the other top all-star SS out there, as Buster Olney of ESPN reports, the Brewers are the main competition to the Phils bringing Rollins back.

…but as for the Marlins, they aren’t done. They look like (with a new Stadium, a new name [Miami instead of Florida] and a new manager [Ozzie Guillen]) the Yankees right now. Bell, Reyes, and rumors have them targeting Pujols or even Buehrle.

Reyes AND Pujols? And more?

Football: PSU’s fallout continues as they drop to the Ticket City Bowl, 1/2/12 in Dallas vs. Houston. Other, more prestigious bowls passed up 9-3 PSU (due to the scandal) for teams 7-5 and 6-6 that PSU beat this year. Still, it’s a nice matchup for the bowl, as PSU will take on 12-1 Houston.

But Alabama winds up with a “mulligan.” Despite losing 9-6 earlier this year to LSU, the Crimson Tide gets a rematch in the National Championship game. I can’t say I’m happy about that. They had their shot…and at home, too. Okla. St. probably deserves it more.

Game #11. Hughes stinks again, but Yanks comeback to win in 10, 6-5.

Brett Gardner LF
Derek Jeter SS
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher RF
Jorge Posada DH
Curtis Granderson CF
Russell Martin C

Phil Hughes P

No surprises in the lineup.

The first two innings are good for Hughes, but I’m worried because GameDay’s velocity (accurate?) shows just around 90. He does get 2 Ks, and both were swinging. In the first 137 pitches he threw, he only got three swings and misses, so that’s a good sign. The velocity not hitting 93 or 94 does bother me. But the first two innings, results-wise, are a huge improvement.

Phil gives up a 2-run HR in the 3rd. 2-0 Orioles. He gives up another in the 4th. 3-0 O’s after 4, and the Yanks don’t have a hit yet.

An error by Martin leads to an Orioles run in the 5th. Another bad outing for Hughes, and the fastball is only showing up at 88-89 now. Hughes is pulled in the 5th.

This isn’t good. This is reminiscent of Wang, 2009. Hughes goes just 4 1/3, and both Granderson and Swisher made catches at the wall that saved doubles or HR’s. The velocity hit 91 tops, and for the most part was the same as in the previous two games. 87-91. Javy Vazquez like.

Colon in. Gets a K but gives up a hit. The inherited runner scores. Colon gets another K. It’s 5-0 after 4 1/2 innings.

Hughes final line: 4 1/3 IP, 5 R, 7 H, 0 walks and 2 K. ERA now 13.94 (and it actually DROPPED from 16.50!). Much, MUCH cause for concern. Do you drop Hughes for Colon the next time around?

Hell, Noesi might do better than 13.94! Colon actually hit 93 on a pitch or two, according to GameDay.

Yanks get something in the 5th. Back-to-back doubles by Alex and Cano get a run. 5-1 after five.

Colon looks good. You have to give serious consideration to him replacing Hughes next time around. Has a 1-2-3 sixth with a K.

A double by Teixeira and a SF by Alex make it 5-3 after six. Jeter got hit 2936 to pass Barry Bonds. Frank Robinson is next at 2943.

Colon got through a scoreless 7th. A Swisher walk, Granderson double and Martin RBI Groundout cut the lead to 5-4.

With one out in the 8th, Colon gives up a walk and a hit. In comes Joba. He bounces one to the screen but the relay from Martin to Joba nails Pie trying to score. Good thing Joba’s a big boy. Joba then gets a K to end the 8th. The Yanks get two two-out hits in the 8th but Swish strands them.

Joba has a 1-2-3 9th with a K.

Colon: 3 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 1 walk and 3 K. You’d have to wonder when they skip Hughes and start Colon instead. Colon ERA 3.97. Hughes 13.94. It’s early, but… You have to give the bullpen big cheers for keeping the Yanks in this game after Hughes was lousy.

Joba: 1 2/3, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 2 K. ERA 3.68.

In the bottom of the 9th, Posada leads it off with a game-tying HR on the first pitch. It’s funny. He has 7 hits. He’s hitting .189 but HR #5 (AL lead) ties the game. #266 for Jorge. Granderson then doubles but with a man on second, no one out, the Yanks can’t get him in to win it.

Mo for the 10th. Single, DP, Groundout. Mo’s ERA stays at 0.00.

The Yanks then make Mo a winner. Teix walks, A-Rod doubles and after a lineout by Cano, Swish gets the SF.

6-5 Yanks win. They go to 7-4 and undisputed possession of first place.

Update: Chad Jennings reports that he doesn’t foresee Yanks having interest in Dennis Reyes.

Game 7. Hughes lousy again, Colon decent but gets the loss. Serious concerns about Phil here as Yanks lose 9-6.

Interesting storylines today. Boston’s home opener and the natives are restless after an 0-6 start to the preseason favorites. Meanwhile, Phil Hughes tries to bounce back from a awful start and put to rest questions about diminished velocity. It’ll be interesting to see what Hughes does when he gets two strikes on a batter today. Too often, he doesn’t finish the batter off right away and the at bat drags on for several pitches—a few pitches too long. Here is the lineup for this afternoon’s game. No surprises:

Brett Gardner LF
Derek Jeter SS
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher RF
Jorge Posada DH
Curtis Granderson CF
Russell Martin C

RHP Phil Hughes

The Red Sox have cut ties with Dennis Reyes and have activated Alfredo Aceves.

GAME:

Poor job by Jeter in the first. Gardner walks, Jeter tries to bunt him over but pops it up. But after a walk to A-Rod, Cano hits a 2-run double.  

An interesting day today. Once again gloomy, cool and drizzling in the Northeast. I got some tickets to SWB/LV tonight, so after this major league game, I’ll be catching the AAA team (weather permitting) tonight.

The Yanks get it back in the 2nd. Doubles by Granderson and Gardner. 

There is a free week of the MLB package, so I’m able to watch it. NESN feed, though. Yuk. Mute on TV, radio on with John and Suzyn.

In the second, Hughes problems continue. This isn’t good. He’s only hitting 90, and he took 40 pitches to get a swing and a miss. Something isn’t right here. Hughes gets rocked good and gives up five runs in the 2nd. Boston 6-3 after two, and Garcia or Colon should get up NOW and come in NOW.   

Hughes will be pulled. 2 IP, 6 R, 7 H, 2 walks, 0 K. 1 HR given up and an ERA now of 16.50. Looking like Wang in 2009.

Another double by Cano leads to an RBI groundout by Swisher, 6-4 after 2 1/2.

Colon in. It’s night and day. Colon at 93, getting swings and misses. A 1-2-3 with 2 K’s. Hughes at 89-90 and getting just one swing and a miss in 47 pitches. Night and day. Colon will be 38. Hughes isn’t 25 yet. Cause for concern with Hughes? You bet. 6-4 after 3.

Gardner two-out triple, Jeter single makes it 6-5 in the fourth. Looks like we’re in for a battle today.

Another 1-2-3 for Colon in the 4th. One K. Six up, six down. 3 K. It’s like night and day how bad Hughes was to how good Colon looks.    

Alex hits #616, his 3rd of the year to tie it in the fifth.

A Teixeira error leads to an unearned run. 7-6 Boston after five.

…and wouldn’t you know it? In comes Aceves for Boston. The Yanks get two on, but Jeter GIDP. Remember, just one jack since June 12th last year (2 HR, but one was inside the park).

No matter what, Colon has been great. But he’s on the hook. 7-6 after six.

Checking some Twitter stuff now from start of game. Olney: Hughes fastball 89, cutter 85, change 81. As we know, that’s not enough separation.

Manny Ramirez retires. See the next post. Apparently he got caught juicing again and faced a 100-game suspension. What an idiot. Kiss the HOF goodbye, 550+ HR or not.  

Back to the game. Bottom of 7th. A-Gon beats out a bunt, Youk whiffs. Colon is out of there, Logan in. Great job by Colon today.

and poor job by Logan. Double and single. Two runs and it’s 9-6 Boston after 7.

Colon: 4 1/3 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 H, 1 walk and 5 K.

Interesting line by Joel Sherman:

LH specialist Boone Logan has faced 5 lefties this yr: 3 singles, 2 BBs

Bosox released Dennis Reyes today. If Logan struggles, and Feliciano is 4 weeks away, will the Yanks take a look at Reyes?   

Robertson in for the 8th. Logan 2/3; 1 R, 2 H, no walks or K.  

Scoreless IP for D-Rob. 1 hit. To the 9th.  

and nothing.

Yanks lose 9-6. Boston was due after starting out 0-6. Colon, who pitched well, gets the loss.

But make no bones about it. Hughes was horrible. Serious concerns about why.  

 

Super Bowl Sunday.

Enjoy the game everyone. I have my retro SB X Franco Harris jersey on, some other Steelers’ gear, and of course, my Terrible Towel at the ready. It should be a good one.

One thing that is funny. The Steelers are known for their defense, and their punishing style of play. But three of their six SB MVPs are wide receivers (Swann, Ward, Holmes). Not what you’d expect.

Ironically, Madden 2011 predicts the Steelers, 24-20 with the SB MVP being yup, another WR, Mike Wallace. The Madden game has predicted six of the last seven SBs correctly, and often gets the score close, too. Two years ago it was eerily accurate. I think it predicted 28-24 Steelers on a last minute TD from Big Ben to Holmes. The TD happened exactly as called, but the score was 27-23.

Whatifsports.com, a computer simulator, ran the game over 2500 times and the Steelers won 52.5% of the time. You can barely get closer than that. The average score was 21-20 Pittsburgh.

The Steelers will be in their road whites, the Packers in their home green.

If both these forecasts are accurate, we are in for one hell of a football game.     

In baseball news, Dennis Reyes, who was thought to be going to the Phils for $1.1 mill before that deal broke down, signed a minor league deal with Boston.

 

Still shopping around

Rumors were that the Yanks are looking to upgrade the bench. Bill Hall was a target, but the INF-OF signed with Houston. The Yanks could be looking at a trade for Jeff Keppinger, who hit .288-6-59 for the Astros (OPS+ 105) this year. He is a .281 career hitter and could be a better alternative than good field/no hit Ramiro Pena. They may also be looking at bringing back Jerry Hairston, Jr.

The deal between Dennis Reyes and the Phils fell through. The lefty reliever is back on the market.

Buster Olney on Twitter yesterday:

Heard this from two sources: With the Jenks signing, BoSox payroll is actually higher than NYY. But the Yankees still have moves to come.

 

Crawford to Boston for 7 yrs and $142M

Ouch.

Woke up to find out Carl Crawford went to Boston for 7 years and $142M. That Werth signing messed everything up. I had Werth to Boston, Crawford to the Angels. Once Werth went to DC, all bets went off, I suppose.

Boston now has a good lineup with speed. As written somewhere, it could look like this: Ellsbury, Pedroia, Crawford, Gonzalez, Youkilis, Ortiz, Drew, Catcher (Saltalamacchia? Aging Varitek? Will they go after Martin?) and Scutaro. Rotation Beckett, Lester, Dice-K, Laptops, Lackey and if needed Wakefield (at 44).

The Red Sox 2010 missed the playoffs much as the Yanks of 2008 did. (In fact, both teams had the same record—89 wins). Now Boston is attacking the winter of 2010/2011 as the Yanks did 2008/2009. Yankees fans hope the result is different—otherwise Beantown will have a parade in early November 2011.

Some speed there with Ellsbury and Crawford. At the top of the lineup and in the OF. Think Francona wants to test the Yankees’ catchers out right now?

Do the Angels now focus on Lee? I don’t know. Their focus is more on improving their offense and as such, Beltre could be their #1 target now.

But as for the Yanks, this necessitates getting Lee even more. Especially with the uncertainty of Pettitte’s return.

A Tweet from Sweeny Murti of WFAN:

Guess Yanks do believe 7 yr offer now. Improving their bid so soon tells you how badly they want/need Lee.

Hmmm….Yanks going the painful extra mile and a 7th year? If so, 7 years and 165 M? (That’s 23.57 per). Whew.

You wonder if this now puts Boston over the top as 2011 AL East favorites. If so, I’d still have the Yanks as the wild card for now (pre-Lee). How far the Rays drop will be interesting since Crawford, Benoit, Bartlett (SD) and Pena are gone, and Soriano is to follow. Navarro (not a recent help) went to the Dodgers. That will be one different team and could be passed by Toronto if the Blue Jays can make some good moves. The Orioles are looking to improve but from what I’ve seen haven’t done anything significant yet. Targets (Konerko) still don’t go to Baltimore. I’d expect Buck to have them playing better in 2011 but wonder if it’ll be enough to keep the O’s out of the AL East basement. The O’s are sending prospects to the Twins for J.J. Hardy, though.

Another note from Murti, and a good one:

BOS adding LH bats Crawford and Gonzalez just made LH reliever more important for NYY. Also more expensive! (Downs? Feliciano?)

Remember Logan is all the Yanks have right now. Marte not back until mid-August (if EVER). Logan 2.93 was far lower than he ever put up before. It now looks as if Downs, Feliciano or Romero now a necessity as well. Reyes has signed with the Phils. 

Now here is class. From LoHud. A tweet from Curtis Granderson yesterday:

One year ago today, I was traded to the 27-time World Champion NY Yankees. Thank you fans, teammates, and front office for an amazing year.

I see a report that KC got Melky.

In the Rule 5 draft, the Yanks took 22 year old Robert Fish, a lefty pitcher, from the Angels. In high A/AA in 2010, Fish was just 5-5, 6.79 but did have 73 K in 58 1/3.  They also took Right-hander Daniel Turpen, who went 7-6 with a 4.30 ERA in Double-A last season, out of the Red Sox chain.

The Padres took George Kontos from the Yankees. Kontos, 24, was 0-4, 3.60 for A+/AA/AAA in 2010 for the Yanks farm teams. Lance Pendleton was taken by the Astros. Pendleton was 12-5, 3.61 AA/AAA in 2010 but is 27. More later.   

Update, 12/10/10: Reported that the Angels offered 6 and $108M but were blown away by Boston’s 7/142.

Update, 12/16: See Comments below for Bartlett.

Pena going to Cubs; Konerko back with White Sox

MLB.com is reporting that it appears as if Carlos Pena may have a one-year $10M deal with the Cubs, while Paul Konerko’s chances of staying in Chicago (with the White Sox) may be dwindling.

I guess the Orioles are still in on Konerko?

You wonder if Carl Crawford is a bit ticked at how slowly the Lee deal is progressing. It seems to many that Lee is 1A and Carl 1B. Are the Angels now in on Lee? You wonder if there actually is a mystery team or if it’s a bunch of B.S. from Lee’s agent trying to drive up the price. 

Forget about Matt Diaz to the Yankees. He’s going to Pittsburgh.

Dennis Reyes to Phils soon, Wil Nieves to Milw. (per MLBTR). Mets get Ronny Paulino and D.J. Carrasco.

Update: White Sox and Konerko work it out. 3 yr. 37.5M. 

Update II: Jack Cust to Mariners, Francoeur to KC.

Game 68. Jeter scratched. Hughes 1st Yankee pitcher to 10 wins behind Teix, Granderson HRs. 5-3 Yanks.

That concern over Gardner/Cervelli/Pena?

How about 8-9-1 of Pena/Russo/Gardner?

Derek Jeter scratched with a heel injury.

The new lineup:  

Brett Gardner LF
Nick Swisher RF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez DH
Robinson Cano 2B
Jorge Posada C
Curtis Granderson CF
Ramiro Pena SS
Kevin Russo 3B 

Pena moves over to SS, Russo at 3B.

A huge part of Girardi’s job? Keeping people healthy. We won’t even get into Aceves and Mitre on the DL.

Just the core 4 + 1. Posada will be 39 in August. Jeter 36 on June 26th. Pettitte just turned 38. Mo is 40. … and Alex turns 35 in July.

That is the heart of the team. …

Meanwhile Jose Reyes HR’d on the second pitch of today’s game. I admire his talent (and K-Rod’s) but hate their attitudes. I’m not the only one.

Singles by Gardner and Swish, and a GIDP by Teix, tie the game.

Please Joe. Flip-Flop Teix and Cano. According to LoHud, though, it isn’t going to happen. It kind of reminds me a bit of Billy Martin’s stubborness against batting Reggie cleanup in 1977….until August, when Billy’s hand was forced and the Yanks then took off.  

Apparently Girardi (according to the Post) agrees. Once Alex and Posada get over their maladies and can be on the field everyday, a bat (DH) is a priority, whether it be trade or Juan Miranda.    

Just read where Johnny Bench had double hip replacement surgery. What amazed me is that he has a toddler child and an infant child. At 62. Not only did catching cause the surgery, but with two little ones to chase after? He needed it.  

Reyes hits another HR off Hughes to make it 3-1. I throw at him the next time he comes up. Hit a HR? Fine. Show me up with your antics? Not fine. Like I said, I admire Reyes talent, but he’s a clown the way he acts.

Teix finally comes through, as he ties the game with a two-run HR.

Granderson followed in the 4th with a 2-run HR to put the Yanks up 5-3 and that ‘s how it wound up.

If I asked you in spring training which Yankee pitcher would be 1st to 10 wins (and 2nd in the league behind David Price) would you have said Hughes?

But Hughes it is. 10-1, 3.17. Joba the 8th. 5.52.

Save #16 (542 career) for the Great Rivera, who at the age of 40. FORTY! lowers his ERA to 1.16.

Gardner 2 hits .312; Cano 2 hits, .371.        

Around the majors as Yanks rained out again.

Not liking what I see out of the Mets. Beltran being out for a while, now Reyes’ thyroid condition. I don’t think (outside of Bay) they really had a good offseason either. Not impressed.

I see Stephen Strasburg’s spring training debut was televised back to D.C. They are hoping he’s the biggest thing there since Walter Johnson.

Heard a bit (and with the washout, it was only a bit) of Sterling and Waldman yesterday. Waldman was saying how Ivan Nova is impressing in Yankees’ camp, but said that Nova is 21. I know of the problem with Latino players, but baseball-reference.com does report that he is 23. Either Suzyn’s math is off or she has another source.

Brian Giles retired. Remember when he was in Yankees’ free agent talk a few years ago? He retires with a .291 career BA and excellent 136 OPS+. 162 g. average of .291-25-95 with 10 SB, 104 walks. The 2x All Star finished 9th in MVP (his only top 10) in 2005. The former Indian, Pirate and Padre had 1897 hits, 287 HR. No HOF, but a solid, good player. He had four monster years in Pittsburgh, 1999-2002.

Arizona’s Brandon Webb isn’t coming back from his shoulder surgery as quickly as hoped.

I see talk regarding Mauer, with some thinking he’d be traded. Of course the Yanks come into the talk. I can’t see it, although I rule nothing out. Why don’t I see it? Because after 2010, the Yanks have to come to agreements with Jeter, Rivera and Girardi (no, I don’t see Girardi being fired…). They have two young catchers in their system who are under the team’s control, salary-wise, for quite some time. It could be a Robbie Cano situation. Here is what I mean:

2005 .297-14-62, OPS+ 106, 2nd in ROY, Salary n/a
2006 .342-15-78, OPS+ 126, All Star, Silver Slugger, 22nd in MVP $381,000
2007 .306-19-97, OPS+ 119 $490,800 (salary from baseball-reference.com)
2008 .271-14-72 OPS+ 86 $3M
2009 .320-25-85 OPS+ 129, 17th in MVP Voting, $6M

For a couple of years, pretty decent bang for the buck, no? Can the Yanks get the same out of Montero or Romine? Ok, maybe the two youngsters don’t put up Mauer’s 162 g. average of .327-17-92; Montero might (although not with the defense). Say Montero could. He would certainly not cost the $20M or so a year Mauer is expected to get. If Romine does .270-8-60, it won’t be Mauer-like but would certainly be decent for a catcher in his early 20s (thinking 2012 here) who will be making probably what Cano did in 2006-2007.

In short, if you can get the production from Montero/Romine like Cano gave in 2006-2007, for the cost of what you paid Cano in those years, why spend $20m on Mauer?

It’s not that I don’t like Mauer. Who wouldn’t? But (to get Bunning-like here), where would the money come from? When the Yanks signed Teix, CC and AJ, they had money coming off the books. Mussina, Pavano, Abreu, Giambi. They don’t in this instance. They have Jeter and Rivera to worry about. They have Posada for another year. They have years left on CC, A-Rod, Teix, AJ. If Cano (27) keeps putting up .320-25-85 numbers for a 2B, more money will be needed for him unless the Yanks decided to deal him and go with a cheaper alternative like Pena or Russo. Do you want that?

Maybe a trade for Mauer happens. I’d certainly welcome Mauer to the team. I don’t feel it necessary though.

Torre and the Dodgers in Asia for a few games. Mattingly in charge back in the USA. Donnie confirms talks about replacing Torre in 2012.

Cervelli got the new batting helmet. David Wright wore it last year. Supposed to have extra padding as concern mounts after Cervelli’s concussion. Posada has given Cervelli a new nickname: Gazoo.

Cervelli?
Cervelli modelling his new helmet?

 


David Wright with what I believe is the “Gazoo” model.

Just checked the LoHud blog, and any work the Yanks get today will be indoors or under the stands. Another rainout.

As for tomorrow, I’m hoping to catch the game on My9.