Blue chip pitching prospects are professional sports’ most delicate flower. Except, unlike a flower, no scientifically proven method has been established regarding proper cultivation. There’s no “right” way to bring a teenager up through an organization’s system while still absolutely maximizing his production at the major league level. And in the back of everyone’s mind lingers the possibility to a debilitating injury that is always one pitch away. For every David Price or Matt Moore [...]
According to Adam Rubin, of the Daily News, Jerry Manuel does in fact intend to use Jenrry Mejia in short relief appearances. First, Mr. Rubin’s quote, than my outrage. Look for Manuel to get his way with Jenrry Mejia, at least as far as working the 20-year-old righthander as a reliever from this point forward in camp. If Mejia does end up with Double-A Binghamton, it’s likely he won’t be ready to enter the rotation [...]
This morning I will concede on a bet I made on Opening Day and pay up the $25 bucks I’ve lost. I bet my friend, a notorious Yankee fan, on who would have the better season… Our number two pitcher Mike Pelfrey or the Yankees number five pitcher Joba Chamberlain. The battle wasn’t even close. I figured there would be no way I could lose, especially when ERA and Batting Average Against were two quarters of [...]
The Associated Press is reporting that the mother of New York Yankees pitcher Joba Chamberlain is jailed in Nebraska and facing a felony charge after being arrested on suspicion of selling methamphetamine to an undercover police officer in February. Lincoln Police Capt. David Beggs said Monday that 44-year-old Jacqueline Standley was arrested at her apartment Saturday night. Beggs said she allegedly sold 1 gram of a substance believed to be meth to an undercover officer [...]
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