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Such a Yankee move

Posted on: October 5, 2011 8:24 pm
Putting C.C. Sabathia in the bullpen for Game 5 -- on two days' rest after he threw 106 pitches in Game 3 -- is why the Yankees are the Yankees.

Talent is disposable to that franchise. If Sabathia blows out his arm, the Yankees can -- and will -- go get another $15 million pitcher. Assuming Sabathia returns next season and grows ineffective as the 2012 schedule progresses, the Yankees can (and will) acquire someone else's ace starter at the trade deadline.

Yankees fans will note that Sabathia is set to throw a side session on Thursday anyway, so what's the difference between that and an inning or two of relief? Answer: There's a major difference in the stress on a pitcher's arm from 20 pitches on the side to 20 pitches in a postseason game.

A major difference.

The Tigers know it, which is why Game 3 starter Justin Verlander isn't under consideration to come out of the bullpen on Thursday. Another difference between the Yankees and Tigers is that New York has a $203 million payroll ... while Detroit's is $106 million. The Tigers have money, but they don't have Yankee money.

So they don't have the Yankees' cavalier attitude toward an ace's arm.

Category: MLB
Tags: Tigers, Yankees

Since: Sep 7, 2011
Posted on: October 6, 2011 7:06 am

Such a Yankee move

Who ever said the Yankees have the most fans ? They are the most hated sports franchise in the united states I'll give you that . Outside of the new york / new jersey metro area the yankees are hated even more than the current edition of the miami heat lol , every team's fan base despises the yankees more than any other team , case in point .. I went to a Rays game against the Twins and given the place was only 3/4 sold out , but in the 5th inning a Yankee Sucks chant breaks out lol ...... Was pretty funny actually, so buddy i would say to you the are not the most liked franchise , but which is better to be loved by the majority or hated ? At least how they are hated it gets people to watch hoping their money and steriod ladden players (arod , he hasn't been s$&t since his canadian doc got busted with hgh) at least everybody talks about them right !

Since: Sep 1, 2006
Posted on: October 6, 2011 6:22 am

height (or depth) of idiocy

"And why do they have the most fans? Because they win the most."

Has mommy brought you your milk and cookies yet? Did Ms. Crapapple skip over U.S. geography in your recent elementary school class?

Are you aware that the NYC metropolitan area is, by far, the largest in the U.S.? Are you aware that there's a network (ESPN, land of dork anchors) that covers every move of the Yankees and Red Sox (or Redd Sahx)?

Since: Aug 23, 2006
Posted on: October 6, 2011 1:30 am

Such a Yankee move

I sense a little bitterness over the Yankees payroll. Well, how do they have so much money? Because they have the most fans. And why do they have the most fans? Because they win the most. Is it any wonder why they're willing to risk so much? Because winning is the best formula for success.

Since: Dec 15, 2010
Posted on: October 5, 2011 11:39 pm

Such a Yankee move

I agree with Piompernell, its the post season, do or die. Sabathia can handle it or did yall forget our 3 man staff in 09? We shouldnt need him tho. We got supernova goig. Yowsa. at home.yowsa. Go Yanks!!

Since: Oct 19, 2006
Posted on: October 5, 2011 11:30 pm

Such a Yankee move

It's the fricking playoffs in a do or die game. Everyone should be available. You're playing for a championship, its all hands on deck. If I'm Sabathia I WANT TO be in the bullpen. Else he's just another guy in it for the paycheck.

The players of the "When it was a game" generation are rolling over in their graves over this weak "Save the Pitchers" sentiment.

Since: Jun 24, 2007
Posted on: October 5, 2011 10:56 pm

Such a Yankee move

Exactly Lizard, Randy Johnson pitched like every game vs us in what was it 2005, I forget the year.  NObody made a big deal about it then. 
and why would CC be leaving the yankees after this year anyways.  

Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: October 5, 2011 10:10 pm

Such a Yankee move

While I dislike the Yankees for the usual and valid reasons this move of sending Sabathia to the pen and riding his arm until it breaks was first done by the Brewers! Uh huh...that's right! When the Brewers traded for Sabathia they had no intention of trying to resign him when he became a free agent...and they rode his arm until it broke...which explains why Sabathia's first year with the Yankees was a bit of a downer. I see Sabathia signing with the Phillies (they will trade Cliff Lee away...again) or the Rangers (CJ Wilson is terrible), Red Sox (it seems they are always in need of a starter), Giants (Lincecum, Cain, Vogelsong, Bumgarner. They need a 5th starter after trading Zito to the Red Sox, Phillies, or Rangers.), and Oakland (isn't it about time they made a big move? I keep hearing how 2011/2012 is the year Oakland is expected to contend....whatever...just make sure the team does not get hurt). The Cubs might be in the mix if Epstein becomes their GM. Epstein had tried to acquire Sabathia on several occassions, but Sabathia did not like playing in Boston (something about not being comfortable with playing with a bunch of village idiots ~ Johnny Damon comment). Of course, do not be surprised if Sabathia ends up in Disneyland (Anaheim). The Angels need a starter and they will most likely trade Scott Kazmir this offseason. 


Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: October 5, 2011 9:52 pm

Such a Yankee move

It's a good baseball move. Why shouldn't the Yankees bring their best pitcher in the game in a must-win situation? Ask Justin Verlander which he prefers: pitching an inning and moving on to the ALCS or resting until April.

Since: Nov 29, 2006
Posted on: October 5, 2011 9:45 pm

Such a Yankee move

Does anybody realize what could happen this week? We could have baseball without the Red Sox, Yankees, or Phillies. Say it ain't so. No eastern seaboard. St. Louis and Detroit would be sweet. 1968 Revisited. One of the greatest series ever.

Since: Sep 25, 2006
Posted on: October 5, 2011 9:33 pm

Such a Yankee move

I'd tell you to get a clue, roblov1, but as you're a Yankees fan, it's clear that you're beyond help.  If you had a basic handle on economics, you'd understand why nothing your team does is noteworthy.

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