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It's a start...for myself and the Yankees

Posted on: April 6, 2008 10:48 am
 

I have never blogged before... but have been told I should. Either for entertainment purposes or just for self help therapy. In this blog at times you will see random thoughts just come out on the page... just remember its all part of the experience. So hang on and lets start it off.

Well we are only five games into the Baseball season and people are already hitting the panic button in the Bronx. Granted technically the Yankees are at the bottom looking up but its only 1 1/2 games and we are only 5 games into the season.

Everyone out of the gate with the exception on Robinson Cano, Jaon Giambi, and Ian Kennedy have looked pretty strong to open the sesaon.  Ok, I know some people are jumping on Shelley Duncan here in New York but his defense has always been questionable.

Mike Mussina seems to be eh... not one way or the other. I would throw up his stats and lets see how he really did after his first outing:

Mussina gave up four runs -- three earned -- and eight hits in 5 2/3 innings. He walked two and struck out two. - CBSSports.com

He gave up also a HR.  I think it looked more like well timed hits or good hitting. Mussina is in his twilight of his career but hopefully he can finish the year as really the Number 5 arm in the rotation. I was sincerely hoping that the Yankees would go out and get another starting pitcher on the market. Johan Santana big name and all never really interested me. Just some guy who could get us 12 wins and shore up the starting rotation. Give perhaps a little depth.

The need here is for Phil Hughes and Ian Kennedy to develope into reliable starting pitchers. Keeping the Yankees in the game is all they have to do. They dont have to display absolute dominance.

Andy Pettitte also I think looked very good. Will have to wait and see if the back tightens up on him. Except for Jonny Gomes HR he looked good yesterday given the limited amount of work he got in spring training.

LaTroy Hawkins... well now I know why we only signed a one year deal. Can someone explain to me how this shmoe got Paul O'Neills number? I mean really, he should worry about how he pitches not commemorating people with bad performances and there number on his back.

2-3 of course not the way I wanted to start the year. But the future looks bright.

Category: MLB
Tags: Yankees
 
Comments

Since: Mar 10, 2008
Posted on: April 27, 2008 7:03 pm
 

It's a start...for myself and the Yankees

i really wish we had a shot  at santana. we need to get rid if farnsworth, and pick up 2 young studs!! pitching is all the yankees lack. mussina's washed up too. putting up an average of 9 pts a game, and giving up 10 is unacceptable!! time to restructure the yanks bullpen!!



Since: Sep 6, 2007
Posted on: April 15, 2008 1:12 am
 

It's a start...for myself and the Yankees

Casper-
Sounds cool to start a Blog like this, I have always wanted to and now I may do so.  I guess I like to write and have always enjoyed gambling so I kind of would like to blog about point spreads, wagers, fantasy stuff for FB and baseball and of course POKER.  I love tournament no limit Texas hold'em and am trying to see how many other bloggers and members are interested in poker.  Keep on Bloggin'
yrelaw



Since: Mar 9, 2008
Posted on: April 7, 2008 11:29 pm
 

It's a start...for myself and the Yankees

He does have a lot of injuries, but, a change of sceneray would be good for him.  I would love to see him in Yankee pinstripe!



Since: Jan 4, 2008
Posted on: April 7, 2008 4:26 pm
 

It's a start...for myself and the Yankees

Yeah man... Starting Pitcher is critical to the Yankees I am hoping that around the All Star Break that hopefully some teams will start falling out of the race and from there we can see how the shopping list is for players....

Kerry Woods though has had so many injuries I think the logic is less stress on his body and Lou can get more out of him...




Since: Mar 9, 2008
Posted on: April 7, 2008 2:15 pm
 

It's a start...for myself and the Yankees

First of all I want to say being a Yankees fan in the hometown of the Texas Rangers can sometime give people reason to raise their eyebrows at me.  I really don't care though.  Hopefully Andy can be a strong factor this year to give Wang and Hughes a hand. I think we can still win the pennant with 3 strong starting pitcher.   I do think they need to go get another starting pitching from somewhere else, because this year, Mike Mussina is going to be really unpredictable.  Which pitcher you say?  Kerry Woods of the Cubs.  Lou is having him come out of the bullpen this year.  I was surprised by that move myself, because Woods isn't a bullpen guy, he's a starter.  He still has a lot of good pitching in front of him.



Since: Jan 4, 2008
Posted on: April 6, 2008 5:27 pm
 

It's a start...for myself and the Yankees

Thanks for the Props Deion...

Mr. Momentum seems to be settling into the Right Field Bleachers in Yankees Stadium... which is what we need.. just a little time to iron out the kinks but the ball is rolling and we are looking good... good things are on the horizon for this club. No need for a panic postitive thoughts.. power of positive thinking... LOL

Too bad Jason Giambi is injured already.. I just want to see more of Wilson Betimit than Shelley Duncan... I realize Shelley has a lot of heart and charisma but Defensively hes terrible... (well how about not terrible but a step below the rest)



Deion3318
Since: Nov 19, 2006
Posted on: April 6, 2008 4:43 pm
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