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News and notes from around the Yankee Universe

The Yankees will take on the Braves at Disney World today at 1:00 ET.  Here is the lineup:

Eduardo Nunez SS
Robinson Cano 2B
Mark Teixeira 1B
Raul Ibanez DH
Eric Chavez 3B
Francisco Cervelli C
Dewayne Wise CF
Chris Dickerson LF
Justin Maxwell RF

Hiroki Kuroda RHP

The game will be televised on ESPN.

Morning Coffee & Links

Joba speaks

Being a dad most important to Joba

Andy Pettitte trying to get his legs

Swisher impressed by Pettitte

Magic Johnson to buy Dodgers

Here’s to a great day of baseball!







Morning Coffee and Links

News and notes from around the Yankee Universe

Phil Hughes to be Yanks fifth starter

A-Rod gets ribbed

Jamie Moyer knows Pettittes challenges

Joba Chamberlain to meet with reporters today

Pettitte gets closer to game action

Sons of players are worlds apart

First Pitch: Don’t trade Freddy

The Yankees will face the Blue Jays tonight at 7:05 ET in Tampa.  C.C. Sabathia will take the mound.

Here’s to a great day of baseball!



News and Notes from around the Yankees Universe

Morning Coffee and Links

Joba released from hospital

Pineda’s velocity still questioned

Pineda gets it done with just enough

The unsung heroes of spring

The Yankees have an off day today.  Phil Hughes will pitch to minor league guys as it was his day to pitch.

Coming up in Cup of Coffee:  Fantasy projections for all Yankees players!

Here’s to a great day of baseball!



News and notes from around the Yankee Universe

Morning Coffee and Links

Freddy Garcia tames the Tigers

Yankees have done a poor job landing lefties

Q&A with Dellin Betances

Searching for meaning in meaningless games

Joba’s outlook a little brighter

Yankees fallen star

The Yankees will face the Tigers again today in Tampa.  First pitch is at 1:05 ET.  The Yankees will be using all of their regulars today with the exception of Nick Swisher who is still sidelined with a groin injury.  Michael Pineda will get the start.  Here is the lineup:

Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Robinson Cano 2B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Mark Teixeira 1B
Russell Martin C
Andruw Jones DH
Eduardo Nunez RF
Brett Gardner LF

Michael Pineda P

Here’s to a great day of baseball!





Morning Coffee and Links

News and notes from around the Yankee Universe

Joba Chamberlain suffers career threatening injury

Red Sox minor-leaguer rips Yankees

Joba’s future in doubt

Jeter feels fine

What happens without Joba

The Yankees will take on Detroit today at 1:05 ET.  Freddy Garcia will take the mound.

Here’s to a great day of baseball!





Joba Chamberlain hurt; Morning Coffee and Links

Joba Chamberlain

Joba Chamberlain suffered a serious ankle injury playing with his son yesterday, and has undergone surgery that will end any chance he had of pitching this year.  It is a sad turn of events for Chamberlain, who was in the process of rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, and was very excited about his chances to make an impact with the Yankees this year.  I hope for a speedy recovery for Joba, and that he will be able to pitch in 2013.

The Yankees play a pair of split squad games today.  The Twins visit the Yankees in Tampa with Ivan Nova taking the mound, and the other New York squad travels to Clearwater to face the Phillies, where Hiroki Kuroda will pitch.  Both games start at 1:05 ET.

Morning Coffee and Links

Bobby Valentine is mad

Phil Hughes has the edge

Freddy Garcia would consider a trade

C.C. Sabathia is getting  more athletic

Here’s to a great day of baseball! (with no ties!)

Bullpen Blunders

New York Yankees relief pitcher Joba Chamberlain ...
These guys are going to give me a heart attack.  For the third straight game, the Yankees bullpen let the opposing team back into it, losing two of the three after surrendering leads of 3-1, 7-5, and 5-1.  The biggest concern is that it is not the middle relief, but the guys that everyone says the starters need to get the ball to:  Joba Chamberlain and Mariano Rivera.  If the Yanks can’t trust those two, they are in a lot of trouble.  On Sunday, Joba took the loss, but Mo was the one who gave up the grand slam to seal it.  Monday the Bombers escaped with a win, but Chan Ho Park nearly blew it giving up back to back home runs.  Damaso Marte stopped the bleeding and Javier Vasquez got the unlikely win after the Bombers bats rescued them, taking advantage of Jonathon Paplebon’s own struggles.  Tuesday it was Joba and Mo back at it again, with Joba giving up three earned runs in the eighth, and Mo allowing two unearned runs after a Marcus Thames error in the ninth. Now, I know that Thames error, and an earlier error by A-Rod in the eight didn’t help matters, but pitchers as good as Joba and Mo  need to be able to pitch through it.  With all of the injuries piling up on the Yankees, the bullpen needs to be able to hold leads when the bats can get them, otherwise they are going to pitch themselves out of contention quickly.  I used to be able to relax when the Yankees had a lead going into the eighth inning.  Now I’m not so sure. 

Other notes from Tuesday nights game:

  • The Yankees played the game under protest after Boston removed Josh Beckett due to injury, claiming there was no indication he was injured, and Boston reliever Manny Delcarmen should not have been allowed unlimited warm up pitches on the mound.
  • A night after being the latest hero of the rivalry, Marcus Thames played the role of goat committing a costly error that helped the Red Sox take the lead in the ninth.
  • DH Nick Johnson had surgery on his injured wrist Tuesday, and it is expected to be four to six weeks before he will be able to pick up a bat.  With it being this early in the season, a trade for another hitter is out of the question, so the Yankees will be rotating players into DH, with Juan Miranda getting a lot more playing time.  I wonder what Jermaine Dye is up to?