Archive for April 21st, 2008

Monday, April 21st, 2008

Hank Says Start Joba

Yankees Rumors & News

It’s only April 21 and already the Yankees’ bullpen is being stretched too thin. The problem is that part of Generation Trey may not quite be ready for the majors.

Phil Hughes and Ian Kennedy have averaged less than four innings per outing and the bullpen is being forced to pick up the slack. It has left many fans anxious at what that means for this season and it also has Hank Steinbrenner drooling over the panic button.

His solution: move Joba Chamberlain to the rotation. Now.

“I want him as a starter and so does everyone else, including him, and that is what we are working toward and we need him there now,” Steinbrenner said to the NY Times. “There is no question about it, you don’t have a guy with a 100-mile-per-hour fastball and keep him as a setup guy. You just don’t do that. You have to be an idiot to do that.”

Steinbrenner calls it a mistake to have put him in the …

Philly fans live up to reputation

Mets Rumors & News

To think that the fans of a city could not do much worse than throwing chunks of ice at Santa Claus, the fans of Philadelphia have stooped to a new low.

Friday night against the Phillies, Jose Reyes attempted to steal 2nd base. As he always does, Reyes slid head first and wound up ramming his head into the knee of Phillies 2nd baseman Chase Utley. Reyes immediately raised his hand calling for time and Utley bent down by Reyes making sure he was fine. But he was not and laid motionless on the ground for several seconds. When asked if he was knocked unconscious, Reyes said:

“I think so. I lost my mind for a couple of seconds. I went to space for a little bit.”

But as Reyes lay dazed on the ground, Phillies fans began an uproar of cheering and clapping as if Mike Schmidt had come back and hit a game winning homerun. But Schmidt had not made a triumphant comeback. The fans were cheering for Jose Reyes being injured. They were …

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