Odds & Ends: Brewers, Dodgers, Fielder, Konerko

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


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  1. redsox4120 5 years ago

    Jay Payton? Happy? Go figure.

    • start_wearing_purple 5 years ago

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

  2. Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

    At least the future doesn’t look brought.

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

  4. hawkny1 5 years 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 5 years ago

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

      • Fangaffes 5 years ago

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

        • Dave_Gershman 5 years 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 5 years ago

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

      • hawkny1 5 years ago

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

  5. Dave_Gershman 5 years 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.

  6. turnthe2 5 years ago

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

    • Vmmercan 5 years 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?

      • 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 5 years 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.

        • Vmmercan 5 years 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 5 years ago

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

    • Sleepykarl 5 years ago

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

  7. I thought Dustin Moseley was starting tonight

  8. Dave_Gershman 5 years 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.

  9. Wek 5 years 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.

  10. Wek 5 years 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.

  11. Wek 5 years ago

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

  12. Wek 5 years ago

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

  13. fitz 5 years 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.

  14. fitz 5 years 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.

  15. Dave_Gershman 5 years 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.

  16. Dave_Gershman 5 years 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.

  17. Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

    They are a small market team and you know it.

  18. Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

    They are a small market team and you know it.

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

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

  21. malcolmec 5 years 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.

  22. malcolmec 5 years 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.

  23. 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.

  24. Wek 5 years 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.

  25. Wek 5 years 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.

  26. 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.

  27. 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.

  28. johnsilver 5 years 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.

  29. 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.

  30. 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.

  31. 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.

  32. 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.

  33. Dave_Gershman 5 years 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.

  34. Dave_Gershman 5 years 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.

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