Daily Archives: October 14, 2011

NLCS Open Thread

And here are the pitchers and game time….

TEAMS TIME (ET) NAT TV PITCHERS
Milwaukee at St. Louis 8:05 PM TBS Greinke vs Garcia

Cashman/Steinbrenner To Continue GM Talks

Cashman/Steinbrenner To Continue GM Talks

by Delia E.

Brian Cashman and Hal Steinbrenner are scheduled to meet again next week to discuss a new GM contract. Steinbrenner predicts that all talks providing a new contract won’t have much rancor. Cashman became a free-agent General Manager after the 2011 season ended in an early 1st round knockout vs. the Tigers.

Sources: Joel Sherman

Top Yankee Scouts in the Hunt for GM Job

Top Yankee Scouts in the Hunt for GM Job

by Matt S.

George A. King III of the New York Post reports that Yankees’ amateur scouting director Damon Oppenheimer and head of professional scouting Billy Eppler are candidates for the Angels’ vacant general manager job.

Oppenheimer, 49, is probably a more likely candidate than Eppler, 35, given that he has much more experience. He said there’s nothing awkward about interviewing for the same job even though they’re friends that work for the same organization. “That’s part of growing up in a team atmosphere,” said Oppenheimer. “I am happy for a teammate, happy he is getting the opportunity to interview also.” Also known to be on the Angels’ list is Diamondbacks executive Jerry Pipoto, who is interviewing for the Orioles’ GM job, as well.

Joba throwing today

Joba throwing today

by Matt S.

Joba Chamberlain (elbow) will make 75 throws from 45 feet today and will then progress to 60 feet on Monday.

The goal is to get him stretched out to about 180 feet. Chamberlain is reportedly a few weeks ahead of schedule in his recovery from Tommy John surgery and is hoping to be back to 100 percent by mid-April.

Morning Bits: Big Papi, Sabthia, Joba, 2012

* Last thing the Yankees need is Big Papi

* Rangers eye C.C. Sabathia

* Yankees reinstate Joba off the 60 Day DL

* Yankees already looking ahead to 2012