Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Snaphot: Yankees News and Notes for June 17, 2008

Hank Steinbrenner is Ticked Off (Again)Yesterday: Off Day

Having lost ace Chien-Ming Wang for an extended period of time, Hank Steinbrenner believes baseball should implement the designated hitter league wide.

I just think it's time the NL joined the 21st century," Steinbrenner told Anthony McCarron of the NY Daily News. "The AL, the minors, colleges, high schools, they all have DHs ... Don't give me that traditionalist crap.

"We go to these NL cities, draw great crowds and we end up losing one of our best pitchers. I'm not happy."

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Brian Lewis reports that Brian Cashman and the Yankees hope to fill the rotation void internally.
"Ultimately if I have to go outside and (do) something, I've done it before and we'll try and do it again," Cashman told the NY Post reporter. "But hopefully we have some guys internally who'll step it up and surprise us and say I want to be noticed. Time will tell. Wang broke in when Kevin Brown went down in '05, so that's just the nature of the beast.

"It could be (Dan) Giese, who's pitching out of our bullpen. It could be somebody from Triple-A; we'll have to wait and see."

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Within his Yankees notes, George King speculates that if Brian Cashman is tired of the Hank Steinbrenner and New York media grind, he might have an option after the season.

"When the Mariners fired GM Bill Bavasi yesterday, Cashman immediately was at the top of the charts to replace him if Mariners brass decides interim GM Lee Pelekoudas isn't the long-term choice," King writes.

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Joel Sherman says don't expect C.C. Sabathia soon. Newsday's Kevin Davidoff says don't expect him at all. Again, I agree with Davidoff.

1 comment:

David said...

So Steinbrenner doesn't want to here about that "traditionalist crap" regarding the DH- something else he and I wouldn't see eye to eye on. I'm old school- don't mind watching the traditional (no DH) strategy chess game.