Thursday, October 16, 2008

Joba Will Be A Starter in 09

Peter Abraham of the Lohud Yankees Blog reports Joba Chamberlain will be a starter in 2009. The quote: "The plan as of right now is Chamberlain is going to be a starter. Everybody’s pretty much in agreement with that,” Hank Steinbrenner said this.

Pettite Wants to Come Back

Buster Olney of ESPN reports that Andy Pettite has informed the Yankees that he wants to return to the Pinstripes for at least one more year. No word on Mike Mussina's decision yet.

Bowa Coming Back?

George A. King III of NY Post reports that Larry Bowa is the frontrunner to be the Yankees new third base coach. Joe Girardi should not be happy if so. Here is how I take it: WARNING: ALL MANAGERS WHO DON'T MAKE THE PLAYOFFS ARE SUBJECT TO FIRING/BEING REPLACED.....I REPEAT BEING REPLACED

IF and I repeat IF Bowa becomes the third base coach of the yankees, I see it as a way of having a replacement for Girardi if he does poorly or if the Yankees do not make the playoffs. Smart move by the Yanks. Not so good move for Girardi.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Yanks Fire Meachem

The Yankees fired 3rd base coach Bobby Meachem yesterday after one year with the team. Meachem was criticized for repeatedly sending runners home when they would end up out at the plate. The Yankees also fired special pitching instructor Rich Monteleone.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Yankees Offseason News

Enter text here.Joel Sherman of the NY Post says that the rumor that the Yankees want at least two of AJ Burnett, CC Sabathia, Derek Lowe is true. Personally, I do not want the Yankees to sign AJ Burnett. Sherman mentions in the article that Burnett is good friends with Carl Pavano. They seem very similar to me and that scares me. Both have injury issues and when the Yankees signed Pavano they didn't know of the injury issues. Now they do with Burnett and are still willing to make the mistake of signing him. I say sign CC and Lowe (if possible) although they both prefer NL West Coast teams. Whatever happened to playing for rings? Now everyone wants ONE exact spot to play in. This benefits the Dodgers, Giants, Angels, etc teams most.


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