Daily Archives: June 17, 2011
Well unfortunately, the Yanks lost today’s game in Chicago against the Cubs.
There have been rumblings about the Yankees possibly tampering with Red Sox pitcher Andrew Miller. Here is the latest on that from Lohud:
During a weekly radio appearance today, Peter Gammons accused the Yankees of tampering with Red Sox starter Andrew Miller. Gammons said “a lot of teams” tried to get Miller to opt out of his minor league deal before the Red Sox had a chance to put him in their rotation.
Brian Cashman responded with a two-word text message: “Not true,” he said.
Here’s Gammons’ comment:
“I know this: There were a lot of teams that tampered and tried to get him to do the opt-out, including the New York Yankees. A lot of teams wanted him to opt out on Wednesday. Because of his trust for the Red Sox and how much they’ve invested in him — not in terms of money but in terms of effort to just get his delivery back and be patient with him, he stayed. In some ways, their fortunate. Because I think he could have gotten twice as much money if he had left.”
Anyway, here’s your open thread for the night. The Yanks take on the Cubbies again tomorrow at Wrigley at 4:10 PM EST. A.J. Burnett will take on Ryan Dempster.
Freddy Garcia (5-3, 3.60) vs. Doug Davis (0-5, 5.90)
Nick Swisher RF
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Russell Martin C
Eduardo Nunez SS
Brett Gardner LF
I strongly suggest you take a look at this podcast courtesy of Ricky Keeler at Yanksgoyard.com: http://yanksgoyard.com/2011/06/17/yankees-cubs-preview-will-wrigley-contain-yankee-bats/
He does a good job in his series preview podcasts.
Enjoy the game.
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Game review from MLB.com’s Matt Fortuna:
NEW YORK — A day before he put pen to paper, before he could put on a Major League uniform for the first time in three years, Brian Gordon went to a field across the street from Yankee Stadium.
Thirty-two years old and not yet officially a Yankee, Gordon tossed with baseball operations assistant Brett Weber, catching the eye of one passerby who stopped to say Gordon had a nice arm.
Unbeknownst to that observer, Gordon would take the mound one block over for the real thing the next day.