AWFUL GAME!

  +    +    =      Nova cannot hold a 5-0 lead.  He hangs a pitch to the .208 strikeout machine Mark Reynolds.  “Clueless Joe continues to put “MR K,” Curtis Granderson in the TWO SPOT.  Granderson and maybe he his tired, has now struck out 127 times.  I also loved the at bat by Raul Ibanez, who swung at a pitch up in his eyes with two out and second and third.  Last night, Ibanez weakly hacked a t a ball in the dirt with man on second and nobody out.  Of course he could not move the runner over to third and The Yankees losy by one run.  One can see that the players are pressing.  How about a meeting, Joe?  Your players generally swing for the fences.  They need to identify pitches and “CUT DOWN” their swings with two strikes.  You nee dot chnge the lineup, at least a little, Joe.  I am going to the game tomorrow. Am I going to have to watch MR. K strikeout from the number two spot again?  EDB

EDB’S VIEW ON TRADE

I am pleasantly surprised.  Even though McGehee is not having a good career, he is only 29 and had a very good career.  Cashman gave up nothing to get him and hopefully a change of scenery will do him good, like I hope it will do for Ichero.  I kill alot, but I also praise.  EDB

NICE JOB CASH!

Casey McGehee

        Bats: R, Throws: R

  • Birth DateOctober 12, 1982 (Age: 29)
  • Birth PlaceSanta Cruz, CA
  • Experience4 years
  • CollegeFresno State
  • Ht/Wt6-1, 220 lbs.

2012 Season

AVG HR RBI OBP
.230 8 35 .297
Career
.260 60 277 .31

Casey McGehee Stats

CAREER BATTING STATISTICS
YEAR TEAM GP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS OWAR
2008 9 24 1 4 1 0 0 5 0 8 0 0 .167 .160 .208 .368 -0.4
2009 116 355 58 107 20 1 16 66 34 67 0 2 .301 .360 .499 .859 2.1
2010 157 610 70 174 38 1 23 104 50 102 1 1 .285 .337 .464 .801 2.8
2011 155 546 46 122 24 2 13 67 45 104 0 3 .223 .280 .346 .626 -1.5
2012 92 265 27 61 13 1 8 35 24 60 1 1 .230 .297 .377 .674 0.1
Total Total 529 1800 202 468 96 5 60 277 153 341 2 7 .260 .316 .419 .735
Season Averages 105.0 360.0 40.4 93.6 19.2 1.0 12.0 55.4 30.6 68.2 .4 1.4 .260 .316 .419 .735  EDB

Yankees Trade Rumors: Dempster Bid Fails, Yankees Get McGehee For Qualls

Jul 31 4:27p by Ed Valentine

 

 

WOW, CASHMAN TRADED     OR     FOR    

 

Multiple reports indicate the New York Yankees made a last-ditch bid for the prize of the MLB Trade Deadline, pitcher Ryan Dempster, before the Chicago Cubs shipped him to the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Dodgers were Dempster’s preferred destination all along, so the 35-year-old right-hander ended up where he wanted to go.

According to YES Network, Dempster had indicated he would accept a move to the Bronx. That, however, did not materialize. After acquiring Ichiro Suzuki it is somehow not stunning to see the Yankees make a play for Dempster, even though they appear not to really need starting pitching.

The Yankees did, however, make one smaller move at the deadline. They traded veteran reliver Chad Qualls to the Pittsburgh Pirates for right-handed hitting infielder Casey McGehee. McGehee, 29, is hitting .230 in 92 games this season with eight home runs and 35 RBI. McGehee has played 71 games at first base and nine at third base this season. Last season he appeared in 143 games at third base for the Pirates.

The Yankees are without Alex Rodriguez for several weeks due to a broken hand. Qualls was acquired from the Philadelphia Phillies earlier this month and pitched in eight games, compiling a 6.14 ERA. With the rise of rookie David Phelps and the impending return of Joba Chamberlain he was deemed expendable.  EDB

THANK GOD IT”S NOT STRUCTURAL, FOR TEXIERRA…

Mark Teixeira has inflammation

Updated: July 31, 2012, 4:13 PM ET

By Andrew Marchand and Mike Mazzeo | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK — New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira has no structural damage in his left wrist, an MRI revealed Tuesday.

Teixeira, who was diagnosed with left wrist inflammation, underwent a cortisone shot and will be re-evaluated in three days, the team announced. X-rays taken Monday showed no breaks.

Teixeira said the best-case scenario is that he’ll be able to return to the lineup on Friday night against the Seattle Mariners. Until then, he’ll continue to receive treatment and let his wrist rest.

“I’d love to be able to get here early on Friday and swing a bat and be able to tell (manager) Joe (Girardi) that I can play, but we’ll see,” Teixeira said. “We’re gonna take it easy the next couple days, just treat it, and then we’ll see where we are on Friday.”

Teixeira first suffered the injury while swinging and missing right-handed in his third at-bat against Boston Red Sox left-hander Felix Doubront on Sunday night. He further irritated his wrist on Monday night while diving for a ground-ball single off the bat of Baltimore Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy in the seventh inning, which forced him to leave the game.

This season, Teixeira is hitting .256 with 20 home runs and 71 RBIs. In July, he is hitting .298 with seven homers and 27 RBIs in 24 games. Teixeira, 32, is in the fourth season of his eight-year, $180 million contract.

Nick Swisher will start at first base and bat cleanup in Teixeira’s absence on Tuesday night against the Orioles.

Teixeira suffered a similar injury in 2009, but received a cortisone shot and was fine after a couple days of rest.

“It’s a little different, not as bad and it’s in a different spot,” Teixeira said. “(The doctors and I) actually even looked at that MRI and he showed me what I hurt in 2009. It’s a similar injury, inflammation, sprain, whatever you want to call it, but it’s in a different spot and treated the same. A couple days off, cortisone shot and then it never bothered me again.”

Mark Teixeira has inflammation

Updated: July 31, 2012, 4:13 PM ET

By Andrew Marchand and Mike Mazzeo | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK — New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira has no structural damage in his left wrist, an MRI revealed Tuesday.

Teixeira, who was diagnosed with left wrist inflammation, underwent a cortisone shot and will be re-evaluated in three days, the team announced. X-rays taken Monday showed no breaks.

Teixeira said the best-case scenario is that he’ll be able to return to the lineup on Friday night against the Seattle Mariners. Until then, he’ll continue to receive treatment and let his wrist rest.

“I’d love to be able to get here early on Friday and swing a bat and be able to tell (manager) Joe (Girardi) that I can play, but we’ll see,” Teixeira said. “We’re gonna take it easy the next couple days, just treat it, and then we’ll see where we are on Friday.”

Teixeira first suffered the injury while swinging and missing right-handed in his third at-bat against Boston Red Sox left-hander Felix Doubront on Sunday night. He further irritated his wrist on Monday night while diving for a ground-ball single off the bat of Baltimore Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy in the seventh inning, which forced him to leave the game.

This season, Teixeira is hitting .256 with 20 home runs and 71 RBIs. In July, he is hitting .298 with seven homers and 27 RBIs in 24 games. Teixeira, 32, is in the fourth season of his eight-year, $180 million contract.

Nick Swisher will start at first base and bat cleanup in Teixeira’s absence on Tuesday night against the Orioles.

Teixeira suffered a similar injury in 2009, but received a cortisone shot and was fine after a couple days of rest.

“It’s a little different, not as bad and it’s in a different spot,” Teixeira said. “(The doctors and I) actually even looked at that MRI and he showed me what I hurt in 2009. It’s a similar injury, inflammation, sprain, whatever you want to call it, but it’s in a different spot and treated the same. A couple days off, cortisone shot and then it never bothered me again.”

Mark Teixeira has inflammation

Updated: July 31, 2012, 4:13 PM ET

By Andrew Marchand and Mike Mazzeo | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK — New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira has no structural damage in his left wrist, an MRI revealed Tuesday.

Teixeira, who was diagnosed with left wrist inflammation, underwent a cortisone shot and will be re-evaluated in three days, the team announced. X-rays taken Monday showed no breaks.

Teixeira said the best-case scenario is that he’ll be able to return to the lineup on Friday night against the Seattle Mariners. Until then, he’ll continue to receive treatment and let his wrist rest.

“I’d love to be able to get here early on Friday and swing a bat and be able to tell (manager) Joe (Girardi) that I can play, but we’ll see,” Teixeira said. “We’re gonna take it easy the next couple days, just treat it, and then we’ll see where we are on Friday.”

Teixeira first suffered the injury while swinging and missing right-handed in his third at-bat against Boston Red Sox left-hander Felix Doubront on Sunday night. He further irritated his wrist on Monday night while diving for a ground-ball single off the bat of Baltimore Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy in the seventh inning, which forced him to leave the game.

This season, Teixeira is hitting .256 with 20 home runs and 71 RBIs. In July, he is hitting .298 with seven homers and 27 RBIs in 24 games. Teixeira, 32, is in the fourth season of his eight-year, $180 million contract.

Nick Swisher will start at first base and bat cleanup in Teixeira’s absence on Tuesday night against the Orioles.

Teixeira suffered a similar injury in 2009, but received a cortisone shot and was fine after a couple days of rest.

“It’s a little different, not as bad and it’s in a different spot,” Teixeira said. “(The doctors and I) actually even looked at that MRI and he showed me what I hurt in 2009. It’s a similar injury, inflammation, sprain, whatever you want to call it, but it’s in a different spot and treated the same. A couple days off, cortisone shot and then it never bothered me again.”

EDB

YANKEES TRADE RUMORS

Yankees Trade Rumors: Headley, Wigginton Among Third Basemen That Could Be Headed To New York

By Anthony Riccobono: Subscribe to Anthony’s RSS feed

July 31, 2012 10:23 AM EDT

Just hours away from the trade deadline, the Yankees are running out of time to improve their roster as they head towards the playoffs.

New York has the best record in the American League, but has shown to have some flaws in recent days. They are just 3-7 in their last 10 games, and their lead in the AL East is down to 6.5 games over Baltimore.(Photo: strandedcub.wordpress.com)<br>Chase Headley has already tied his season high in home runs with 12 this year.

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Chase Headley has already tied his season high in home runs with 12 this year.
The Yankees have suffered a number of injuries to their stars, and might look to add another player to sure up their roster.

As recently as Monday, Mark Teixeira hurt his wrist and had to leave in the eighth inning of their game against the Orioles. The team is already without Alex Rodriguez and Andy Pettitte for a few more weeks, and Mariano Rivera is lost for the year.

After acquiring Ichiro Suzuki last Monday, there’s a chance that the Yankees could be done making moves. They are one of the best offensive teams in the league and adding one extra bat might be enough. However, the uncertainty of Teixeira’s future, combined with the team’s recent struggles, could force Brian Cashman’s hand.

Let’s hope they do something.  You cannot fix the whole roster and they just don’t HIT IN THE CLUTCH OR HELP THEIR CAUSE……..   EDB

GIRARDI MAY BE THE REAL CLUELESS JOE…

JOE, he struck out two more times for a total of 124 and you continue to bat him second.       In the ninth. Swisher doubled and you did nothing to try to stir things up.  You waited for the home run.  It’s not working Joe and you are becoming part of the problem.  We all believed you were a student of the game.  You sit there   C-L-U-L-E-S-S………………….EDB

SAME OLD STORY…

They do not HIT IN THE CLUTCH!  THEY CANNOT OR WILL NOT MOVE RUNNERS OVER AND GET THEM IN!  The lead is down to six and this team has a MAJOR PROBLEMs!  There are no players to bring up to spark the team because does not want to make a move.  Your team needs to make changes, idiot!   Please tell me how you are satisfied with this team, one more time.  Let’s hope Texierra is not injured.  EDB

WHAT DO WE HAVE HERE?…PART TWO…

Take a look at the strikeouts on this Yankees Team: Granderson 122;  Rodriguez 84; Swisher 83; Cano 61; Texierra 59; Jones 55; Martin 54.  Maybe if these players stopped trying to hit a home run every at bat and cut down their swing, especially with a runner on third.  They would be more successful in the clutch.    EDB