Thursday, July 30, 2009

Who Needs Halladay? Well, I'd Still Take Him

The Good

Looks like Joba is a starter. Three consecutive starts where he has pitched well and has improved in each one. He went 8 innings last night allowing no runs. The offense had some punch to it last night, but the story is Joba.

The Bad

With Joba Chamberlain's pitching performance last night, it certainly makes it harder to want to trade him for Halladay. When he was giving us 5 innings and 3 runs, I was all for it. I'd still take Halladay, but maybe we can convince Ricciardi of a competitive package of Xavier Nady, Kei Igawa, and an autographed copy of Marty Appel's biography of Thurmon Munson.

The Ugly

What happened to Bruney? He was our 8th inning guy at the beginning of the season. Actually, come to think of it, where's our supposed 8th inning guy Damaso Marte? That was a botched contract. I'm adding him to our competitive package for Halladay which now boasts Xavier Nady, Kei Igawa, and Damaso Marte, but no Marty Appel book.

Respect Jeter's Gangster is for the Children

The "Respect Jeter's Gangster" blog joined Johnny Damon's home run club, which raises money for the Children's Health Fund. We are pledged to donate $1.00 for every homerun the Yankees hit this season. Last night Robinson Cano, Melky Cabrera and Mark Teixeira hit homeruns. It was Melky's 9th homerun of the season, which is a career high. Another good night for children's health.

Jorge Posada 13hr = $13.00
Hideki Matsui 15hr = $15.00
Derek Jeter 11hr = $11.00
Mark Teixeira 26hr = $26.00
Nick Swisher 16hr = $16.00
Robinson Cano 16hr = $16.00
Johnny Damon 17hr = $17.00
Melky Cabrera 9hr = $9.00
Jose Molina 1hr = $1.00
Alex Rodriguez 19hr = $19.00
Brett Gardner 3hr = $3.00
Francisco Cervelli 1hr = $1.00
Eric Hinske 4hr = $4.00
Total = $151.00

If you are interested in Johnny Damon's Homerun Club or the Children's Health Fund you can find links to both at the top right hand corner of our page.


Fred Trigger said...

Your team needs to cut the crap with all this winning. Its cramping my boys style.

That was an absolute BOMB Marky T hit last night.

Fernando Alejandro said...

Yeah, you guys came close to winning last night, but JD Drew couldn't come through. Meanwhile, the Yankees are on a roll.

cheshirecat9 said...

I would not trade Joba for Halliday. We are definitely going to need another pitcher this year, but I believe Joba is the future. Keep him well and let him lead the way. We should show him all the beauty he posses inside.

Anonymous said...

Best eat up this roll and build a real good cushion before Boston remembers they are a great baseball team. Meanwhile, Atlanta don't look so dumb now, do they?
Notice Joba went back to being fired up right about the time he started piching well again? Wish they would have let him finish last night.
Bummed about Bruney, (send him down for a couple weeks!)bummed about Wang.
Meanwhile, Kyle Banks--the Shrek look-alike that I really enjoyed watching him at AAA Portland (my old home town. We had Sam McDowell and Luis Tiant on the staff when I was a kid. Got to see Tiant win his own game with a grand slam in the 10th one time) Knocked one out for San Diego last night. Might have raised his (ML) average over .200.


Fernando Alejandro said...

Joba is the future, but Halladay is the present. Joba's showing us something now, and I don't want to trade him, but on the other hand, Wang is out for the season, and lets not forget that Joba is on an innings limit this year. I expect he'll be in the bullpen for the post season. We definitely need another pitcher and who better than Halladay? But his asking price is too high to even consider.

Fernando Alejandro said...

Joe! I agree with you. Better keep cruising because its inevitable that we'll hit a rough patch, and any lead we have will need to hold. I don't want to be playing catch up against Boston in September.

Ruthie J said...

Hey fred trigger, robbie smacked some ball-ass last night too,after he took one to the shin (his own fault of corse)..but still....and yes, like i said.. if there were ever a time in this particular season when a trade for a pitcher would be warrented, now is the time.. with wang out, joba's operation [secret]-innings limit (which has prolly been immediately aborted)...we got a chance to get the pennent but if we want a ring, we needs a pitcher?? and plus roy's done something the yanks couldnt seme to do this against boston...i predict, once they are out of their slump, they could be a major road block...

TribeGirl said...

Don't include Joba in a trade for Halladay. There's many more years out of Joba and he has potential to be one of the all-time greats. He's so young and he's soooo good already. I know you're thinking this year, this year, but look at some of the guys that are locked up - ARod, Tex, CC, Cano (soooo much potential there!) and some kick-butt youngsters to replace our aging vets (Cervelli, AJax, Gardner,etc.), and with Jeter's year at the plate, he's proven he's not done, although a move to the outfield is probably needed within the next few years. Joba is a franchise guy!!!!