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Wang Becomes Free Agent

December 13, 2009 2 comments

The Chien-Ming Wang era in New York has finally ended (*mixed boos and cheers*). The Yankees decided on not tendering Wangs contract before the 11:59pm deadline Saturday. New York opted to tender contracts to outfielder Melky Cabrera and pitchers Chad Gaudin and Sergio Mitre. The decision basically came down to starters/trade bait. Cabrera is the current left fielder (and trade bait), and Gaudin and Mitre are current candidates for the back of the rotation. Had the Yankees tendered his contract, arbitration would have given him 20% less than his $5 mil. contract for this season.

photo by AP/Franklin II

In 104 career starts as a Yankee, he went 55-26 with a 4.16 ERA in 5 seasons as a Yankee. Of course, his two 19-win seasons were considered his best, and his accuracy was pin-point. He started 2008 8-2 and everyone remembers that one June day in 2008 in Houston when he tore a muscle in his foot and sprained his ankle rounding third base causing him to be out until September. Then this past season came, and he got knocked around and had a record of 1-6 with a 9.64 ERA before he was shut down for the season due to shoulder surgery.
Wang and his agent expect to get offers from other teams very soon, and if it would be from the Yanks it would be for much less money.

BREAKING NEWS

October 6, 2009 4 comments

Breaking News from various Yankees beat writers:

The rotation for the ALDS will line up like this:

Game 1: CC Sabathia

Game 2 (which I’ll be at!!!!!!): A.J. Burnett (with JOSE MOLINA CATCHING)

Game 3: Andy Pettite

NOT ON PLAYOFF ROSTER:

Brian Bruney
Sergio Mitre
Ramiro Pena

Sergio Mitre Hates Me

September 20, 2009 Leave a comment

Sergio Mitre is in the middle of an amazing performance today. So far, as I type this he has pitched 4.2 IP of one-hit ball. He has struck out four hitters in a row. Why does he hate me?

Heres why:

So far I have written two posts complaining about Mitre. After both posts he has pitched one-hit ball the next or the same day. He couldn’t just let me be right?

I am still very happy, as if anyone pitches well for the Yankees it is a good thing.

Also, I will not change my stance on Mitre. I do not feel he is a pitcher that is needed on the MLB roster.

Categories: Sergio Mitre

Too Many Pitchers?

September 20, 2009 Leave a comment

With the promotion of Ian Kennedy, the Yankees now have a thirteen man bullpen (including the injured David Robertson.)

I know this usually isn’t a problem, but do the Yankees have too many pitchers? With Alfredo Aceves, Jon Albaladejo, Ian Kennedy, Sergio Mitre, and Josh Towers all available as long relievers…can’t they let one of them go?

My solution is once again to DFA Sergio Mitre. This time I would like the Yankees to promote either Kevin Russo, or Austin Jackson.

Both are just sitting at home right now, when they could be getting a valuable MLB pennant race experience. Personally, I prefer Russo, only because they are more in need of infielders than outfielders.

Mitre is basically useless right now. Aceves has not pitched since September 14th, Kennedy needs work, and Towers has not pitched since September 12th.

They can handle losing Mitre.

Series Preview: 9/15-9/16 Toronto Blue Jays AT New York Yankees

September 15, 2009 Leave a comment

The Yankees start a two game set at home tonight against the Toronto Blue Jays. Here is my preview:

Tonight: RHP Sergio Mitre (3-2, 7.02) vs. RHP Roy Halladay (14-9, 3.03)

Wednesday: Chad Gaudin (5-10, 4.81) vs. LHP Brian Tallet (7-9, 5.26)

Tonight: Sergio Mitre made his last start against the Blue Jays, pitching 4.1 Innings, giving up 11 hits and 11 runs (9 earned.) In Halladay’s last start vs. the Yankees he pitched 9 innings giving up only 1 hit and 0 earned runs.

Wednesday: Gaudin pitched 3.2 innings giving up 4 hits and 3 earned runs in his last start vs. the Blue Jays. He is 1-0 with a 4.10 ERA in 26 lifetime appearances vs. the Blue Jays. Tallet faced Mitre in his last start giving up 5 earned runs in 5 innings.

PREDICTIONS:

Tonight: Blue Jays win 10-2
Wednesday: Yankees win 9-3

Chad Gaudin Should be on the Playoff Roster

September 9, 2009 Leave a comment

-If you aren’t/weren’t watching the game tonight….you missed out. Chad Gaudin threw an absolute gem tonight and may have pitched himself into a playoff roster spot. After Sergio Mitre’s horrid start Sunday and Gaudin’s terrific start tonight….I don’t see why not.

David Robertson will visit Dr. James Andrews with tightness in his arm.

-The Pinstriper will be posting only between 3-11ish on weeknights and any time during the weekends. Sorry, but work is important too.

Problem: Sergio Mitre

September 6, 2009 2 comments

On August 30th I wrote an apology to Sergio Mitre after his brilliant performance against the Chicago Whitesox. Now….I wish I could take that post back put it into a fire and burn it down. I am appauled at myself that I would trust such a bad pitcher after only one start. I apologize to my readers. Mitre is currently battling for a post-season roster spot with Chad Gaudin (who I hope will win) and is probably losing. He threw 4.1 IP giving up 11 hits and 11 runs (9 earned) against the Toronto Blue Jays today. His ERA is up to 7.02 and his WHIP is at 1.76. I say DFA Mitre now to activate someone like Jason Hirsh (who did leave his AAA start after 0.1 IP…possibly due to injury, however) or Zach Kroenke.

No matter what the Yankees do….they cannot afford to give a valuable roster spot in the playoffs to such a horrible pitcher.

Apology to Sergio Mitre

August 30, 2009 Leave a comment

Dear Sergio Mitre,

I am very, very sorry I had repeatedly said that I did not want you on the Yankees. I wrote that I wanted you designated, released, traded, put on every kind of waivers possible, and even at one point I think I said I wanted you to pitch for the Redsox just so that the Yankees could beat them. Yesterday you proved me wrong….for one start at least. You pitched 6.1 Innings of scoreless, 1 hit baseball, with the sinker moving. You showed that you have done your job as the 5th starter.

I apologize,
Brandon

Yankees Recap: 8/29 Chicago Whitesox AT New York Yankees

August 30, 2009 Leave a comment

Prior to the 2003 season, the Yankees were involved in a big bidding war with the Boston Red Sox for the services of Cuban defector Jose Contreras. The Yankees ultimately won that battle, but in the long run Contreras was a bad signing. The Yankees got a little revenge yesterday, pounding the now Chicago White Sox pitcher en route to a 10-0 Yankees victory.

The game also marked the finest performance this season by Sergio Mitre since his recall by the big club back on July 21. He retired the first 13 White Sox to start the game and allowed just one hit over 6 1/3 innings, before being forced to depart when a line drive off the bat of A.J. Pierzynski struck his right forearm. For now, Mitre will be considered day-to-day after the imprint of the baseball was clearly visible on his arm.

The Yankees offense gave Mitre plenty of support early and often. Consecutive base hits by Nick Swisher, Robinson Cano, and Jerry Hairston Jr. (2 RBI), starting in place of Melky Cabrera, put the Bombers up 2-0 in the 2nd inning. A walk to Jose Molina and a sac bunt by Derek Jeter set things up for Johnny Damon, who delivered both runners with a double for a 4-0 Yankees advantage.

The Yankees continued the onslaught in the 4th with another four-run outburst. Jeter singled to start the frame and Damon reached on an error by Jayson Nix that allowed both runners to move into scoring position. An Alex Rodriguez single and a Hideki Matsui double extended the lead to 6-0 and sent Contreras to the showers. Swisher greeted D.J. Carrasco with an RBI single and Cano brought the final run home with a productive ground out.

Mitre cruised through the first four innings, his slider working as effectively as it ever had, and recording five ground ball outs plus a pair of strikeouts. Rodriguez temporarily kept the perfect game going when he dove to his right to snare Paul Konerko’s grounder and threw out the White Sox 1st baseman to start the 5th inning. But DH Jim Thome ripped a line drive past Mark Teixeira to break up the no-no and perfect game in one swing of the bat.

Mitre walked Brent Lillibridge to open the 7th before Pierzynski’s ball ricocheted off Mitre’s arm and went behind the mound. Before feeling the pain, the Yankees starter tracked the ball down and threw out the White Sox catcher at 1st base for the inning’s first out. Trainer Gene Monahan and manager Joe Girardi quickly came to the mound and immediately got Mitre out of there once they saw the swelling that had begun. The White Sox wouldn’t benefit from Mitre’s removal though, as Chad Gaudin came on and allowed just one walk in 2 2/3 innings while striking out four.

Game Notes

Alex Rodriguez belted his 23rd home run of the season in the 8th inning for the game’s final tally. It was home run #576 for his career, putting him 7 behind Mark McGwire for 8th place on the all-time list.

Derek Jeter had his 7th 3-hit game of the month and his 14th multi-hit game. He’s now 13 hits shy of tying Lou Gehrig’s franchise record.

Joba Chamberlain goes in the series finale this afternoon (1 P.M. ET) as the Yankees go for the series sweep. Girardi would not reveal if Chamberlain was on a pitch count as has been rumored. Freddy Garcia makes his third start of the season for the White Sox.

*This post was written by Drew Sarver of My Pinstripes*

Series Preview: Chicago WhiteSox AT New York Yankees

August 28, 2009 Leave a comment

The Whitesox come to the Bronx tonight to take on the Yankees for a 3 game set.

*Quick note* Jake Peavy will NOT be pitching in this series.

FRIDAY: LHP Mark Buehrle (11-7, 3.92) vs. LHP CC Sabathia (15-7, 3.59)

Notes: CC Sabathia is 6-0 lifetime in 10 head to head starts against Buehrle. Earlier this year these two aces faced off….Melky Cabrera hit for the cycle in that game, as the Yankees beat the Sox 8-5. Buehrle is 1-6 with a 6.84 ERA lifetime vs. the Yanks. CC Sabathia is 15-4 with a 3.77 ERA.

SATURDAY: TBA vs. RHP Sergio Mitre (2-1, 6.82)

As of now I have no clue who will start this game. Mitre faced the Chisox earlier this year, losing in a 10-5 loss. He pitched 3 innings giving up 7 hits and 5 ER. In his career he is 0-1 with a 9.00 ERA in 3 starts against the Whitesox.

SUNDAY: RHP Freddy Garcia (0-1, 6.75) vs. RHP Joba Chamberlain (8-4, 4.34)

Garcia was wanted in spring training by the Yankees, but chose the Mets instead. Garcia is 4-3 with a 4.19 ERA in 9 career starts against the Yankees. Joba faced the Whitesox 5 times in his career (all in relief) pitching 5 innings giving up 5 hits and 1 ER.

PREDICTIONS:

FRIDAY: Yankees win 6-2

SATURDAY: Whitesox win 9-6

SUNDAY: Whitesox win 5-3