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Hank's 10 Year Plan

Posted on: June 3, 2008 12:45 am
 

From Pete Caldera of The Bergen Record:

Hank Steinbrenner phoned back after the game, and he didn't call to vent about the frustrating loss here in Minneapolis.

I'd left a message earlier to speak with him about Joba Chamberlain finally moving into the rotation, and in a very direct, but calm voice, he talked about the long-term direction of the Yankees - and how Chamberlain is one of the cornerstones of that view.

"This is about what Joba can do for us over the next 10 years. That's what we're going to look at in a lot of way, with the new dynasty, hopefully, we can build.''

And he's buying into tonight's hype. "I know the media live day by day,'' Steinbrenner said of events such as these. "That's not my problem and that's not Brian's (Cashman) problem. That's your guys (media's) problem.

"We just have to build what the Yankees should be for now...and also for the future,'' Hank said. "I really think we'll still go on a tear.''

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Since: Apr 29, 2008
Posted on: June 4, 2008 8:25 am
 

Hank's 10 Year Plan

that plan proved to be yet another excellent idea from the steinbrenner saga. maybe in ten yrs. they'll start winning again.



Since: Apr 4, 2008
Posted on: June 3, 2008 7:47 pm
 

Hank's 10 Year Plan

Hey Steve.  Thanks for the entries you've made on my blog. 

I don't know much about the inner workings of the Yankees organization, but I feel the Yankees have made a good decision to get Joba into the rotation now.  Its more important to shore up your rotation than it is to strengthen your bullpen.  I'm not saying that 8th inning set up men are a dime a dozen,  but making your starting rotation solid is first and foremost.   Fortunately from what I've read from your various posts and those I've read from nynasty it appears you have some good arms in your minor league system, so I'm sure the Yankee's will solve your "8th inning dilemma" before long.  For your sake and the sake of Yankees fans I hope Girardi soon realizes that his 8th inning savior isn't named Hawkins or Farnsworth. 




Since: May 20, 2008
Posted on: June 3, 2008 3:46 am
 

Hank's 10 Year Plan

Hope you enjoy the game, it should be one heck of a pitchers duel with Halladay on the mound.  Sorry in advance, go Jays. 



Since: Apr 1, 2008
Posted on: June 3, 2008 3:41 am
 

Hank's 10 Year Plan

No problem Grizzly, knock Hank all you want. I actually agree mostly with his statements, but I'm too tired to address it now. I'm about to hit the sack...Gotta get some sleep, I'm heading out to the Stadium tomorrow.

Thanks for visiting guys, I appreciate and enjoy all the comments.




Since: May 20, 2008
Posted on: June 3, 2008 3:31 am
 

Hank's 10 Year Plan

"Everything flows from starting pitching," he said. "Nothing's changed. It was that way 50 years ago. There's more specialization today, but it still stands. Starting pitching is the main thing. You find me a team that succeeds in the postseason without starting pitching and I'll show you a miracle."

This is not ment as an insult to you Steve, but Hank just sounds stupid with this qoute.  The game is completely different then what it was 50 years ago.  Starters don't go 7 or 8 innings every start any more unless their Roy Halladay, Joe Blanton, or Brandon Webb.  Starters are going more and more like 5, 6, maybe into the 7th inning which means you have to have at least two reliable miidle relieve guys to get it to your closer.  Now granted with a good starter you don't get a chance to win, but I think the Yankees have proved it this year, as long as you have a good offense you can win with mediocore starters, but you can't win with a mediocore bullpen.  I kind of wish Daddy Steinbrenner would come back.




Since: Apr 1, 2008
Posted on: June 3, 2008 3:19 am
 

Hank's 10 Year Plan

Here are some good quotes from Joba, Girardi, Hank, and Pettitte.....

Joba: "You look at it as, okay, this is Tuesday," Chamberlain said with a shrug. "This is my first start against the Blue Jays. How am I going to get these guys out? How am I going to get the team a win?"

"I just don't get caught up in it," he said. "I guess if it gives people something to talk about and people to argue about, so be it. But it's going to be something that whatever happens, good or bad, with the starting thing, people are going to say, 'Oh he should have done this, he should have done this.' That's just going to be the way it is."

Girardi: "I just want to see him compete," manager Joe Girardi said. "I don't want him to get in long innings. I want him to be aggressive like he is when he comes out of the bullpen. Use your stuff when you have an opportunity to use your stuff to get outs, that's the bottom line."

"If we think that he's trying to be too fine or trying to 'pitch' too much -- use all his pitches -- we'll tell him, 'Hey, be aggressive. We'll get to that,'" Girardi said.

Hank: "It's the first start in what could be a 15-year career," he said. "With him, we're all looking not just for the rest of this year, we're looking even right now a few years ahead already. That's what counts to us.

"Hopefully he does well. Again, I would have preferred to start the year with him as a starter, but this is the way they have come up with. Hopefully it works and he has no problem with the transition."

Steinbrenner said he'll be watching on television tonight from his Tampa, Fla. home.

"This is what we should do," he said. "It's what the Red Sox have done with (Clay) Buchholz and (Jon) Lester. It's a smart thing to do. But this is the very, very beginning of hopefully a nice long ride for Joba Chamberlain."

"Everything flows from starting pitching," he said. "Nothing's changed. It was that way 50 years ago. There's more specialization today, but it still stands. Starting pitching is the main thing. You find me a team that succeeds in the postseason without starting pitching and I'll show you a miracle."




Since: May 20, 2008
Posted on: June 3, 2008 2:34 am
 

Hank's 10 Year Plan

I think there is a much bigger problem then middle relieve it's self.  I know Farnsworth and Hawkins are getting all the heat but not only is the relieve struggling so are the starters.  I don't know the exact figures but I'm pretty sure Mussina is the only starter with an ERA under 4.00 and when Joba finally becomes the starter he will probably be there # 2, behind only Wang.  Tonights game put the icing on the cake for Pettitte and the way his final season is going to go.  All I can think is that Billion $ line-up better put up about 6 or 7 runs a night or it's going to be a long season watching the Rays, Red Sox, and Blue Jays walk over them.

I know I will probably get ripped saying this, but I'm just get so frustrated watching them on T.V. seeing them struggle when I know they are a good team.




Since: Mar 1, 2008
Posted on: June 3, 2008 1:28 am
 

Hank's 10 Year Plan

This better be really soon like  before July starts. I was listening to BT the other night on 1050 in NYC he came up with the best idea I heard yet. When Phil Hughes comes back since he is injury prone make him our set up man I know Phil can be productive for 1 inning a night.



Since: Apr 1, 2008
Posted on: June 3, 2008 1:22 am
 

Hank's 10 Year Plan

Steve you really think if the bullpen stay the way it is we are going to make the playoffs? I dont see it that way honestly when were up 2 and the starter leaves the game going into the 7th i honestly expect a loss or at least extras. The Brian Bruney injury really hurt the pen.

Trust me, the Yankees pen WILL NOT have the same look by the end of the season. Look out for names like Melancon, Cox, and Robertson. They'll be coming up sooner rather than later, maybe even as early as the end of this month. It's also possible that the Yanks will make a trade for a reliever, though I wouldn't do it unless we get a really good deal. Maybe a lefty specialist I would go for.




Since: Mar 1, 2008
Posted on: June 3, 2008 1:13 am
 

Hank's 10 Year Plan

Hank is a loser I cant stand the guy  he runs his mouth like he's a big shot but never do nothing. Steve you really think if the bullpen stay the way it is we are going to make the playoffs? I dont see it that way honestly when were up 2 and the starter leaves the game going into the 7th i honestly expect a loss or at least extras. The Brian Bruney injury really hurt the pen.


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