Browsing Posts tagged Joba Chamberlain

Mark Teixeira and Robinson Cano provided the offense as the New York Yankees defeated the Texas Rangers 5-2. Freddy Garcia pitched six scoreless innings and Jo-So-Mo finished it off as the Yankees move to 8-5 on the season.

Mark Goes to the Opposite Field (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

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Tonight marked Nick Swisher’s night to wear a whipped cream pie, courtesy of AJ Burnett of course, after lifting a sac fly in the 10th inning that secured a 6-5 Yankee victory over the Orioles – only after trailing 5-0 after four-and-a-half innings.

Swisher said, “It doesn’t get any better than that pie.” When I receive my diploma, I’d like for someone to pie me just so I know exactly what that’s like.
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In the final game of their 2011 home-opening series the Yankees needed something to wash away the taste of the rainout and the disappointing loss of the last two days. And they did just that by beating the Twins, 4-3, behind good pitching and timely hitting.
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Eleven total home runs were hit at Yankee Stadium this weekend. The Yankees continued that trend tonight, smacking two home runs en route to a 4-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins. Ivan Nova gave the Yankees a quality start (six innings, three runs) and allowed the impressive trio of JoSoMo to work their magic over the last three innings. Nova recorded his first win and the confidence of Yankee fans. With the win, the Yankees improve to 3-1 on the young season.

A-Rod Getting Love After His First Inning HR

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On a very cold, dreary Opening Day, the Yankees used a seventh inning Curtis Granderson solo home run to power past the Detroit Tigers, 6-3. Both starting pitchers gave their respective teams six innings of three-run ball, but the bullpen proved to be the deciding favor. Mark Teixiera hit a third-inning, three run home run in the win. With the win, the Yankees are well on their way to a 162-0 season.

Teix, Jeet, and Russell After Teix's 3rd Inning Bomb

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This is the eleventh installment of the Red Sox and Yankee rivalry. Today, we are going to look at the middle relief for both clubs. The Yankees will carry over four of their relievers from 2010 (Joba Chamberlain, David Robertson, and Boone Logan) while the Red Sox only bring back Hideki Okajima and Daniel Bard. The Yankees welcome lefty specialist, Pedro Feliciano to the madness while the Red Sox have brought in Dan Wheeler and Alfredo Aceves. Who holds the advantage at middle relief entering the 2011 season?

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Via IBN, the Yankees and Twins were discussing a deal for lefty starter, Francisco Liriano. The Twins were asking the Yankees for Joba Chamberlain, Ivan Nova, and Andrew Brackman OR Manny Banuelos. IBN reports that the two sides will not make a deal during Spring Training.

The 27-year-old Liriano went 14-10 with a 3.52 ERA for the Twins last season. He struck out 201 hitters in 191 innings. Liriano had Tommy John surgery in 2007 and dealt with elbow/forearm swelling during 2009. Liriano missed seven games last season with arm fatigue. Liriano and the Twins avoided arbitration earlier this season, agreeing in principle to a one-year, $4.3 million deal. Liriano is arbitration eligible for one more year in 2012 before hitting free agency.

Personally, I’d have to think long and hard about trading away Banuelos and I wouldn’t trade Jesus Montero straight up for Liriano. Banuelos’ upside is the highest among the group of pitchers and he’s the #12 prospect in the minors. If the Twins asked for Joba, Nova, and Brackman, I’d do this deal. It’s so hard to find cheap, left-handed high-strikeout arms. The arm issues worry me a little about Liriano (he has never had back-to-back 25 start seasons), but the upside and price is way too good to pass up. Any package headlined by Joba or Nova is a must-trade in my opinion.

Alike any Yankee trade rumor, stay tuned because anything could happen at any time.

Do you want Liriano? What young prospects would you be willing to part with? Give up on Joba now or wait?

Congratulations! It’s Saturday morning, which means that most of you have gotten through a very tough week of work. To reward you, here is another Joke of the Week. Please feel free to “laugh out loud” or even chuckle to yourself at any of these mockeries.

Note: The following is NOT based on fact. If in any case these jokes become real headlines, you have the right to consider me psychic.

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We are roughly one week away from Spring Training officially kicking off. Football is finally over, I really don’t care too much about February NBA games, and I’ve never watched an NHL game before so discussing the Bombers is what’s on tap for today. In my estimation, five Spring Training pitching stories will take center stage when all of the Bombers report..

A-Rod Eating Popcorn Won't Be One..

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This is the very first edition of the NYSOS mailbag. I got a decent amount of e-mails, so make sure you keep sending them every week. (Nysos10@gmail.com). Don’t get discouraged if you don’t see your question. Re-send it and I’ll get to it next week.

Anyway, on to this week’s edition of the mailbag. I selected three questions (all Yankee based) and my Super Bowl prediction, so let’s not waste anymore time…

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