With Sox looming, Yanks make moves

Mitre-8-5-250.jpgHere’s how you know – with lock-down certainty – that John Flaherty’s a good teammate. He had a few Canadian bucks burning a hole in his pocket, so he bought chicken wraps at the concession stand for dinner. Nice.

Sergio Mitre: Mitre balked at a question Friday in Chicago about whether he felt he was pitching for his job, but it cannot be a good feeling knowing the Yankees called up Anthony Claggett for bullpen insurance. When Girardi was asked earlier today about what has changed the most on his team since it last saw Boston, he started with the bullpen. The Yankees don’t want to risk blowing out the pen tonight with four looming against the Red Sox.

Cody Ransom: Ransom was designated for assignment to make room for Claggett. He was popular among teammates. It’s a shame this season, when he finally had some opportunities but also dealt with a 60-day stay on the DL, didn’t work out better for him.

Mark Rzepczynski: Spell check has a problem with the name of the Blue Jays starter. If you ever have to say it, it’s zep-chin-ski. Easier said than written, right?

Joba Chamberlain: He flew ahead. You would think he’ll have a lot of energy to harness tomorrow night against John Smoltz and the Red Sox. Joba was exactly two months shy of his third birthday when Smoltz made his major league debut on July 23, 1988.

Paula Abdul: What in the name of Clay Aiken is going on? Idol won’t be the say without her and her giant cup of Diet Coke. We’ll have to ask Jeter what he thinks of this development. Probably will wait until after the Boston series for such a conversation.

George Murray: The 38-year-old died last night after battling ALS for three years. He and his family – wife Kim and son Trayson, 4 – and a host of friends were guests of the Yankees two weeks ago during Hope Week. George spent three years in the Army as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division. One of his dreams was to attend a Yankees game with his son. “I know there are a million other fathers out there who don’t get this experience, and I hope they have it one day,” George Murray said July 22 at the Stadium. “This proves that regardless of your circumstances, your dreams and goals can be accomplished and come true.”

9 Comments

The Yanks always say they have a plan. But, I don’t get it. Today they bring up Claggett instead of Pena. They don’t use Claggett when they had the chance and then lose the DH because they don”t have another 3B.

Hey Kimberly,

I am a born a Canadian Toronto Blue Jays Fan. I was just reading your blog and cant tell if your a Canadian or an American. Personally I think the Yankees have a decent team right now but give it 5 – 10 years when the vet’s start retiring, i think the Yankees will run into problems. The Blue Jays on the other hand are starting a rookie ball club.

What do you think? include this on your next blog or comment on mine.. Steve’s Jays Nation Blog

IS “YES” COLLECTING A % ON THE FEE’S THAT THE PHONE COMPANY IS CHARGING FOR ALL THE STUPID “TEXT” MESSAGES THAT ARE POSTED DURING THE GAMES????

Check out my Canadian blog
http://stevejays.mlblogs.com/
*-Steve

Steve — Here’s the flaw in your theory. In 5-10 years, your rookies will be veterans who will go free agent and be signed by the Yankees, Dodgers, Red Sox or Angels because Toronto won’t pay what it takes to keep them. Yes, Yankee vets will retire — freeing up payroll money for us to go out and get replacements.

Hi Kim!!!
Why no comment on Aaron Hill interview? It was another
great job, as always. Sorry about Ransom but he just made
to many errors. Can see skipping Joba’s last start but why
not go AJ, CC, Joba and then Andy? And what in the name
of ICE CREAM has O’Neill gone to? And don’t say OUTFOR
PIZZA!!! Keep up the good work, love your interviews!!!

Kim you do such a great job, specially as a woman, we love you in our house. But, you need to post more in game blogs. I want to know what is going on with you and the broadcasters during the game. I am a Paul O’neill fan(my cat is name O’neill). He needs to eat more, the suits dont fit anymore? Is he on a diet? Which I dont even believe.

kim, you on vacation from the blog or just slackin?? :)

why can’t the yankees score runs for andy pettitte??? and why did girardi leave coke in to face the righties instead of going to huges? or going to huges in the first place??? i was happy the yankees came back and won, but very disappointed that pettitte didn’t get the win…as usual!

brilliant pitching all series by the yankees staff and defense behind them. loved swisher’s diving grab sunday night! holding boston to 8 runs in 4 games is an amazing feat in itself. hope there are no post-red sox hangovers going into the series against the blue jays.

Kim,

Is your computer on the DL list? No posts from you in quite a while now. No truth, I hope to the rumor that you are headed to Boston in exchange for Heidi?

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