Shaken, But Good

Tim Wakefield got torched early, and the beat down continued on and on last night at Fenway, as the insurgent Rays bullied their way to a 3-1 series lead with a 13-4 win. The Yankees, meanwhile, cleaned house. Bobby Meacham, uninspired as a third base coach just as he was as a shortstop, was canned, along with Rich Monteleone. They were “Girardi Guys,” so this should come as a signal of Cashman’s power and encourage the thought that the re-upped GM has his eye on the ball.

6 comments… add one
  • I pray with all that I have this was the last time I see Tim Wakefield toe the rubber.
    I felt bad for the guy, as you could see the pain in his eyes, but it’s time to go, Tim.
    I’m tired of 103 year old guys who throw the ball as hard as I did in little league.
    There are so many things I hope Theo does with this team in the next two months.
    Most of which revolve around the (battery) and the pitching staff.
    My wishes:
    Get in those Peavy talks hardcore, and whatever they ask for, do it.
    AJ Burnett.
    Do all that you can to convince Lowell to retire.
    DO NOT SIGN VARITEK.

    Brad October 15, 2008, 10:13 am
  • “Girardi Guys”
    Sounds like a new swashbuckling show on Broadway about a rag-tag bunch of fatcats who underachieve! Song! Dance! Missed playoffs! It’s all there at the Shubert!

    SF October 15, 2008, 10:25 am
  • Hey Brad, I’d like to see Wake go as well, but Fan graphs has a recent post showing how well he’s actually done (as recently as 2008!). Might have to re-think that one.
    Peavy – YES! Burnett, only in a contract year. Lowell’s hip may convince him, that is not a minor surgery, even if it is a scope.
    who is the new catcher?

    dw (sf) October 15, 2008, 11:04 am
  • have you guys heard something that i haven’t re. peavy?…he would be a good pickup for anybody, but i’d be surprised to see the padres want to talk about it given that they have a club option $8m for ’09…that’s a bargain for a guy like him…then they have him resigned for ’10 thru ’12, with a club option for ’13…they might be more willing to talk at the end of ’12 with the ’13 option at $22m, pricey even for him…of course, everything [everyone] has a price, and given the outlook for the padres, they may be willing to dump salary…as for catcher, i think you have to sign varitek, if only for a year or 2 while you plan the tradition…as dw thoughtfully asks: “who’s the catcher”….exactly… similar if not the same issue the yanks had with posada…they had to offer him a contract and overpay given the meager options…

    dc October 15, 2008, 9:11 pm
  • i should have added that the ’13 option has a buyout of $4m, so the max per year should the padres bail on ’13 is $17m in ’12…

    dc October 15, 2008, 9:16 pm
  • “tradition” should be “transition”
    talking to myself, so i’m out

    dc October 15, 2008, 9:58 pm

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