Waiting On The Laundry

The Wash isn’t done yet, but we’ve got to get to work in a few hours. Everyone likes to pile on Pontoon, but the Yanks haven’t lost with him as a starter.

Jarrod and Sidney both debuted in 1998. Both are pedestrian. Who do you want to start tomorrow? Is this a deal that needs to be made?

2008

Jarrod 110.0 IP, 131 H, 61 R, 58 ER, 13 HR, 32 BB, 65 SO

Sidney season/(NYY) 78.3 (22.7) IP, 99 (28) H, 47 (11) R, 35 (11) ER [man, dem Rangers fielders HATE him], 6 (3) HR, 27 (11) BB, 36 (11) SO

Okay, yeah, subway looks better.

17 comments… add one

  • Or maybe it is Darrell who should be packing.

    attackgerbil July 26, 2008, 11:51 pm
  • If it’s just cash, it’s hard to argue with it. I used to care about “value” of a contract and all that stuff, but then it’s been way past the point where I can afford Yanks tickets consistently anyhow. So this isn’t so bad.

    Lar July 27, 2008, 12:28 am
  • On a threadjack – how are “holds” calculated? I tried looking for its precise meaning, but apparently there aren’t any. For example, Veras did not get a hold, but Marte and Ramirez did, according to MLB.com. Odd.

    Lar July 27, 2008, 12:36 am
  • I don’t really understand a “hold” either, but here’s wikipedia’s entry.

    attackgerbil July 27, 2008, 12:43 am
  • Bannister considered. Bannister had a good last year, though this year not so much.

    Lar July 27, 2008, 2:23 am
  • The first trade was a disappointment because I had my hopes set on Bay and it’s too soon to give up on Tabata. Seems like they could have gotten him for the same package with a bit more (e.g. Kennedy). It’s a good example where Cashman doesn’t seem to have the nutsack to make something truly blockbuster work. The rejiggered trade was more a disappointment because McCutchen was having a solid year and Karstens is more usable right now than Kontos.
    Still, on paper, it’s got to be considered a decent trade. Nady is having a career year, but does provide some semblance of insurance for losing Abreu. Better if that was Bay. But the latter is a brutal fielder and acquiring him would have meant that next year’s team would have had 3 LFs/DHs and still no right fielder with a catcher who may need alot of DH time himself. By contrast, Nady provides flexibility for this year and next year, allowing Damon to DH for the forseeable future. And next year they could still acquire or sign a RF and trade one of Damon or Matsui.
    Marte didn’t seem necessary, and his use yesterday while awesome, further proves the point. If he’s a LOOGY then he’s being wasted. My guess is they won’t re-sign Farnsworth and Marte becomes the primary setup guy. Better, Farnsworth is looking like a Type A free agent so they get a upgrade at setup without losing draft picks and lose one to gain draft picks.
    Washburn would be improvement for right now. And him pitching tonight would certainly be more interesting than the Fat Ponson Toad. Still, I’m not sure I want to see Wasburn pitching all of next year for the Yanks. But them trading their starting pitching depth leaves little doubt they’re all in for CC. Washburn provides decent coverage for the back of the rotation, especially if Pettitte retires. Again, not a bad idea but then Seattle seems to think the Yanks need him. If it’s not a complete salary dump the Yanks should pass.

    A YF July 27, 2008, 6:38 am
  • Washburn may be a better pitcher that Sir Sidney, but does he have a knighthood?
    That has got to count for something.

    SoxFan July 27, 2008, 7:46 am
  • One more thing: Isn’t obvious now that there was something to the Lobel story? I mean, his “scoop” is that the “front office” thought Manny had torpedoed an AB. Now, we have a good indication that the “front office” thinks Manny was faking an injury. So isn’t a contingent of Sox management, perhaps a majority given press reports, really is fed up?
    Remember: The point isn’t whether Manny staged an AB or an injury. We’ll never know that. It’s what perception the “front office” is buying. And that’s very clear right now.

    A YF July 27, 2008, 8:06 am
  • Buster says last night on BBTN, without attribution, of course, that several GMs are pissed about the Nady deal, saying that NYY essentially gave up little of substance and got a lot in return.
    I’d love to know who’s complaining, and why they don’t want to be on the record doing so.

    I'mBillMcNeal July 27, 2008, 1:35 pm
  • Game in Toronto just ended. Wash’s line:
    8IP, 4 hits, 1 run, 1ER, 2BB, 2SO
    M’s win 5-1.
    I hope we get him. I figure either Ponson will come back to earth (tonight?) or Rasner will melt down completely. And, having another lefty in the rotation makes sense in Yankee Stadium.

    nettles July 27, 2008, 3:53 pm
  • “…I’d love to know who’s complaining, and why they don’t want to be on the record doing so….”
    speaks for itself bill…baseless whining and snivelling about being one-up’d by the yanks…i’m surprised it’s taken this long to bring up the have/have not excuse in baseball…there go the yanks again trying to “buy” another pennant…not that they actually outsmarted anybody or anything…

    dc July 27, 2008, 4:06 pm
  • I am a bit disappointed that the Yankees decided to give up on Tabata, but the trade still looks good to me. It was great seeing both guys in action immediately, even if Nady had a rough night at the plate including nearly losing a leg.

    attackgerbil July 27, 2008, 4:14 pm
  • i’m not surprised ag…lopez is an alleged leg-hunter…

    dc July 27, 2008, 4:29 pm
  • i’m not surprised ag…lopez is an alleged leg-hunter…
    Or the fact that his sidearm delivery causes his misses to go far to the left or the right, as opposed to too high or too low.

    Atheose July 27, 2008, 5:20 pm
  • > i’m not surprised ag…lopez is an alleged leg-hunter..
    Yeah, his delivery reminds me very much of the Unit, and has similar results for righties who keep their back leg in the front of the box.

    attackgerbil July 27, 2008, 5:31 pm
  • Yeah AG, very similar to when Unit drops it down to get a little somethin’ extra on that slider.

    Atheose July 27, 2008, 5:52 pm
  • “speaks for itself bill…baseless whining and snivelling about being one-up’d by the yanks…i’m surprised it’s taken this long to bring up the have/have not excuse in baseball…there go the yanks again trying to “buy” another pennant…not that they actually outsmarted anybody or anything…”
    dc, I said the same thing, that it seemed pretty one-sided, and I’m also the first to admit that it’s sour grapes.
    The Yanks have a long history of fleecing teams in trades (this isn’t a grenade, it’s true) going back to the Senators and the Browns, and so on. And there’s only one way to avoid it: don’t trade with the Yanks.
    But teams still do, so as Mr. Brady told Greg in that one famous Brady bunch episode, caveat emptor (or however you spell it. I’m not fluent in Latin.)
    Buyer beware.

    I'mBillMcNeal July 27, 2008, 10:47 pm

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