Odds & Ends: Brewers, Dodgers, Fielder, Konerko

Links for Sunday as Phil Hughes takes the mound against Boston..


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redsox4120
4 years 11 months ago

Jay Payton? Happy? Go figure.

start_wearing_purple
4 years 11 months ago

I didn’t even realize he was still in the game.

Dave_Gershman
4 years 11 months ago

At least the future doesn’t look brought.

4 years 11 months ago

When you have 103 years of misery, the future always looks bright in comparison to the past.

hawkny1
4 years 11 months ago

If the Red Sox extend their winning streak to seven more games, the Yankees will have to sweep the Blue Jays, in Toronto, in order to get into the playoffs. One loss, the Red Sox tie, two losses, they are out..and finish third.
Go Red Sox..

Dave_Gershman
4 years 11 months ago

There is a very, very strong chance that the Red Sox don’t win every one of the their remaining games.

Fangaffes
4 years 11 months ago

Quite true, but it would be a nice change for the Yankees to play the Mets’ role this year.

Dave_Gershman
4 years 11 months ago

No, it would be an incredible change!

I would seriously love the Red Sox to de-throne the Yankees of the wild card, and I’m not saying it won’t happen, I just said the Sox won’t win every remaining game they have.

Vmmercan
4 years 11 months ago

So then you have more confidence the Yankees will lose out? Because that would have to be the alternative.

hawkny1
4 years 11 months ago

I know you are absolutely correct….but thinking so helped me get through the weekend

Dave_Gershman
4 years 11 months ago

I really have to say his, but I hope everyone saw what happened towards the end of the Brewers game with Prince Fielder and Trevor Hoffmann, well I thought it was one of the best touches and one of the best, and emotional moments of this whole season.

turnthe2
4 years 11 months ago

Huh…..Mosley was supposed to start tonight. Desperation is a stinky colon, eh Yank fans?

Vmmercan
4 years 11 months ago

The Yankees have used all of their long men in the last four days…So it was either start Mosley and have Hughes be the emergency long man, or start Hughes and have Mosley be the long man.

What would you have done?

4 years 11 months ago

Starting Hughes was actually the right thing to do at that time. It was his last start of the season anyway, he’ll be shut down for the last week of baseball.

Vmmercan
4 years 11 months ago

So then we’re in agreement?

The Yankees covered themselves and played to logic tonight. Rather than risk Mosley and have Hughes come in if he was crushed, they started Hughes with Mosley in reserve. Now, because Hughes pitched well and especially because the Yankees eventually won, both Mosley and Vazquez are unused and ready to spot start the final six games while the Yankees align their rotation.

4 years 11 months ago

Very much needed win. I barely had any nails left after Rob Cano tied it in the ninth.

Vmmercan
4 years 11 months ago

So then we’re in agreement?

The Yankees covered themselves and played to logic tonight. Rather than risk Mosley and have Hughes come in if he was crushed, they started Hughes with Mosley in reserve. Now, because Hughes pitched well and especially because the Yankees eventually won, both Mosley and Vazquez are unused and ready to spot start the final six games while the Yankees align their rotation.

Sleepykarl
4 years 11 months ago

Desperation would be starting CC on short rest. It was Hughes scheduled day anyway. No worries.

Sleepykarl
4 years 11 months ago

Desperation would be starting CC on short rest. It was Hughes scheduled day anyway. No worries.

4 years 11 months ago

I thought Dustin Moseley was starting tonight

Dave_Gershman
4 years 11 months ago

It was great, what happened was, during the bottom of the 8th, nobody on, and 2 out, Prince Fielder who already hit a home run today, came to the plate and got a huge standing ovation as everyone assumed that it was his final home Brewers at bat…Well he walked, and got pinch ran for. Then he gave the first base coach a hug, went in to the dugout and gave Ken Macha a hug and then came on to the field and took about 20 seconds to tip his cap to the fans which was also emotional so it seemed like he too knew that this was his last Brewers home game. Then Trevor came on for the 9th and pitched a scorless inning. It was just really touching and a great moment for Baseball fans and Brewers fans.

The sad thing is, everyone including Prince obviously knew that he would not be returning to the Brewers, so the sad thing is that it’s the Brewers, a small market team and thats why I hate the Yankees because teams like the Brewers actually need to get rid of certain players due to money, market, and team ability issues. It was just a great moment.

Wek
4 years 11 months ago

“thats why I hate the Yankees because teams like the Brewers actually need to get rid of certain players due to money, market, and team ability issues.”

Stop being butthurt and blame the Yankees for everything. It’s very easy to point fingers but not admit your own flaws. The Brewers can extend Fielder or get sign him as a FA. But they wont because of how the organization has handle their finances and other sectors. There are quite a few ballclubs who have the same payroll or lower that are doing much better than the Brewers, and that’s not because of the Yankees.

Wek
4 years 11 months ago

“thats why I hate the Yankees because teams like the Brewers actually need to get rid of certain players due to money, market, and team ability issues.”

Stop being butthurt and blame the Yankees for everything. It’s very easy to point fingers but not admit your own flaws. The Brewers can extend Fielder or get sign him as a FA. But they wont because of how the organization has handle their finances and other sectors. There are quite a few ballclubs who have the same payroll or lower that are doing much better than the Brewers, and that’s not because of the Yankees.

Wek
4 years 11 months ago

Btw, how can you call the Brewers a small market team when their 2010 payroll is 81mil?

Wek
4 years 11 months ago

Btw, how can you call the Brewers a small market team when their 2010 payroll is 81mil?

fitz
4 years 11 months ago

It’s really not the Yankees fault that the Brewers play in Milwaukee and can’t afford to sign Fielder. There is a clear problem with MLB where parity is nonexistence and small market teams are at a clear disadvantage. The blame belongs to MLB not to any single team.

fitz
4 years 11 months ago

It’s really not the Yankees fault that the Brewers play in Milwaukee and can’t afford to sign Fielder. There is a clear problem with MLB where parity is nonexistence and small market teams are at a clear disadvantage. The blame belongs to MLB not to any single team.

Dave_Gershman
4 years 11 months ago

I wasn’t saying they couldn’t re sign prince, I was saying the Yankees could be able to extend prince plus sign two frontline sp’s, which the brewers can’t.

Dave_Gershman
4 years 11 months ago

I wasn’t saying they couldn’t re sign prince, I was saying the Yankees could be able to extend prince plus sign two frontline sp’s, which the brewers can’t.

Dave_Gershman
4 years 11 months ago

They are a small market team and you know it.

Dave_Gershman
4 years 11 months ago

They are a small market team and you know it.

4 years 11 months ago

They’re mid-market. I think they’re 13th highest in payroll. Maybe a bit lower.

4 years 11 months ago

They’re mid-market. I think they’re 13th highest in payroll. Maybe a bit lower.

malcolmec
4 years 11 months ago

In fact, if you go by population size of metropolitan area, Milwaukee is THE smallest market in baseball, with a metro population of just under 2 million.

malcolmec
4 years 11 months ago

In fact, if you go by population size of metropolitan area, Milwaukee is THE smallest market in baseball, with a metro population of just under 2 million.

4 years 11 months ago

Actually the Brewers are the smallest market population wise in the MLB they just have a better payroll because the fans show up and spend their money. Secondly they offered Prince the same deal Ryan Howard got at 5 for 125 and he turned it down. So it is not the teams fault in the least.

Wek
4 years 11 months ago

Luxury Tax and revenue sharing helps quite alot of tyeams with a small market population. If a floor cap is implemented of around 80mil, you’ll start seeing parity. And people would stop bashing the Yankees for trying to “buy” WS titles.

Wek
4 years 11 months ago

Luxury Tax and revenue sharing helps quite alot of tyeams with a small market population. If a floor cap is implemented of around 80mil, you’ll start seeing parity. And people would stop bashing the Yankees for trying to “buy” WS titles.

4 years 11 months ago

Never said it was the team’s fault. Only that they’re mid-market, payroll-wise.

Also this just says that Prince is an ass who only cares about money, and should have no right to be acting like they are choosing to trade him.

4 years 11 months ago

Never said it was the team’s fault. Only that they’re mid-market, payroll-wise.

Also this just says that Prince is an ass who only cares about money, and should have no right to be acting like they are choosing to trade him.

johnsilver
4 years 11 months ago

No, it’s not the teams fault on this one. It’s Boras once again looking for a major payday and going to take Fielder to FA regardless. Offer him a Tex like deal and *might* get him signed, but everybody knows he ain’t worth nowhere near that and what Boras is hoping some GM will over pay in FA to begin with..

Brewers probably better off moving him now, before some moronic GM does over pay him and why scoundrels like Boras need to be gone.

4 years 11 months ago

I doubt people would stop bashing the Yankees for buying world series’ even if a cap floor is put in since the Yankees payroll is approximately $40 million higher than the next closest team and would be about $130 million higher than teams at the cap floor.

4 years 11 months ago

I doubt people would stop bashing the Yankees for buying world series’ even if a cap floor is put in since the Yankees payroll is approximately $40 million higher than the next closest team and would be about $130 million higher than teams at the cap floor.

4 years 11 months ago

And you’re still making it sound as if it’s the Yankees fault. Who knew when Steinbrenner bought the Yankees for that low of a price, make huge profits and make/spend alot of money? Of course they’re going to be popular, so fans will come to their games, add the YES Network broadcast, of course they’re going to have alot of money. Your argument isn’t very good also because it’s always the Yankees who gets the fingers pointed at, yet teams like the Red Sox and Phillies have pretty big payrolls, and get alot of players (Halladay, Oswalt in Phils case) and again pay those players alot (Halladay again, Howard, Utley), but nobody ever blames them do they? Furthermore the Brewers are 13th in payroll which isn’t bad, they signed Randy Wolf to a deal, and offered Prince Fielder the same deal Ryan Howard got which means that they can go out and spend if they have to.

I could honestly care less if you hated the Yankees, but if you’re gonna hate them, at least have a valid argument, and good reason to. Not about how big their payroll is, and how much money they spend other people like to whine about.

4 years 11 months ago

And you’re still making it sound as if it’s the Yankees fault. Who knew when Steinbrenner bought the Yankees for that low of a price, make huge profits and make/spend alot of money? Of course they’re going to be popular, so fans will come to their games, add the YES Network broadcast, of course they’re going to have alot of money. Your argument isn’t very good also because it’s always the Yankees who gets the fingers pointed at, yet teams like the Red Sox and Phillies have pretty big payrolls, and get alot of players (Halladay, Oswalt in Phils case) and again pay those players alot (Halladay again, Howard, Utley), but nobody ever blames them do they? Furthermore the Brewers are 13th in payroll which isn’t bad, they signed Randy Wolf to a deal, and offered Prince Fielder the same deal Ryan Howard got which means that they can go out and spend if they have to.

I could honestly care less if you hated the Yankees, but if you’re gonna hate them, at least have a valid argument, and good reason to. Not about how big their payroll is, and how much money they spend other people like to whine about.

Dave_Gershman
4 years 11 months ago

First off, with their second consecutive horrible season, free agents don’t want to go there.

Second of all, I was just using the Yankees as an example more than just complaining. Yes, the Boston Sox and Phillies also have huge markets and huge payrolls, I was just saying that the Yankees have the ability to do what other teams don’t. Didn’t mean it the wrong way Henry.

Dave_Gershman
4 years 11 months ago

First off, with their second consecutive horrible season, free agents don’t want to go there.

Second of all, I was just using the Yankees as an example more than just complaining. Yes, the Boston Sox and Phillies also have huge markets and huge payrolls, I was just saying that the Yankees have the ability to do what other teams don’t. Didn’t mean it the wrong way Henry.