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Mark Teixeira “irritated” his calf, to be out 10-14 days

Sep 10, 2012, 5:00 PM EDT

The good news: The Yankees just said that Mark Teixeira will not be out for the remainder of the season!

The bad news: They said he’d be out 10-14 games, in a season that has only 22 games left:

 

I think I’m still picking the Yankees to prevail in the east because I long ago decided to pick the Yankess until they actually stop winning all the damn time.  But even if they don’t, I hope all of the people who freak out about such things do less freaking out and looking for someone to blame and more looking around and noticing how many key parts of this team spent large portions of 2012 injured.

  1. husky2score - Sep 10, 2012 at 5:04 PM

    Too bad he was “out” :) LOL!

  2. Kevin Gillman - Sep 10, 2012 at 5:05 PM

    Craig, you know full well that it’s more of a story that the Yankees don’t make the postseason, then it is if they do. So root that they don’t.

  3. Ben - Sep 10, 2012 at 5:07 PM

    Cashman: Mark Teixeira will be back before the end of the regular season.
    Girardi: That’s good!
    Cashman: But it comes with a *terrible* curse!
    Girardi: That’s bad!
    Cashman: But he comes with your choice of handedness!
    Girardi: That’s good!
    Cashman: His OPS+ against right handers is 104.
    Girardi: ???
    Cashman: That’s bad.

  4. proudlycanadian - Sep 10, 2012 at 5:14 PM

    Irritated! A lot of Yankee fans seem to be irritated by a perceived disconnect between his production and his salary. I am not convinced that the Yankees will make the playoffs due to their rotation rather than their hitters.

    • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Sep 10, 2012 at 5:24 PM

      I am not convinced that the Yankees will make the playoffs due to their rotation rather than their hitters.

      AL Rankings of Starters for Yanks:
      ERA – 6th (0.03 behind Angels for 5th)
      FIP – 6th
      xFIP – 3rd

      Their pitching really isn’t as bad as it’s made out to me.

      • proudlycanadian - Sep 10, 2012 at 5:38 PM

        Yes, but what have they done lately? Sabathia is scuffling. Garcia was pulled from his last start early, Nova has been hurt. The unpredictable Hughes has been their best starter lately and as he is on my fantasy team, I am well aware of how uneven Hughes has been.

      • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Sep 10, 2012 at 5:47 PM

        Why are you just describing what they have done lately? The smaller the sample size, the less predicative the information is going forward.

      • cackalackyank - Sep 10, 2012 at 7:12 PM

        Completely with church on this one if the Yankees miss the playoffs it will not be because of the pitchers. It will be because of lack of hitting with RISP. Period. If they do not last long in the playoffs…that MIGHT be because of the pitching.

    • dirtyharry1971 - Sep 11, 2012 at 12:43 AM

      However i AM convinced the blue jays will be sitting home again in oct and i see nothing changing in 2013 so get used to it

  5. randygnyc - Sep 10, 2012 at 5:24 PM

    Nova and pettitte coming back (presumably healthy) to the rotation are upgrades to phelps and Garcia. So the Yankees rotation IS getting better. And Tex, now expected to return at some point, is a great relief. Yankees win the AL east by 4 games, IMO.

    • 18thstreet - Sep 10, 2012 at 5:26 PM

      They really benefit by having weak opponents to finish up the year, so I think they have to be considered the favorites.

      • proudlycanadian - Sep 10, 2012 at 5:52 PM

        On any given day, any team can beat you if you are playing poorly. Teams that had bad records can get hot and beat you. Teams that had a good record going into September can falter as did the Red Sox last year.

      • proudlycanadian - Sep 10, 2012 at 6:16 PM

        I took a look at the weak opponents argument and saw Oakland and Tampa Bay as well as Boston and an improving Twins team. The bulk of the weak opponent story rests with the 7 games with the Jays and the Jays have won their last 4 games. Other than Bautista, their position players are now healthy. Obviously, I have watched the Jays more than Yankee fans have. The youngsters Gose and Hechavarria are now playing like major leaguers rather than over matched minor leaguers. With Gose and Davis on the team, speed is the new source of runs rather power. I saw Red Sox pitchers almost defecate in their pants when Davis and Gose were on base. Can Yankee catchers throw out base runners? We will see. Personally, I think that the Yankees would be lucky if they win 4 of those 7 games with the Jays.

      • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Sep 10, 2012 at 7:47 PM

        Boston

        The Sox are 1-12 going back to their last series win against KC, and 10-27 since the month of August. Not sure why you are counting them along with Oak/TB.

      • vallewho - Sep 10, 2012 at 8:07 PM

        they might get hot……

        HA-HA

      • dirtyharry1971 - Sep 11, 2012 at 12:48 AM

        Gose is batting .223 with a whopping .284 on base % and davis is hitting .246 with a wonderful .306 on base %. and both Whiff a LOT with little to no power but they whiff like they are sluggers. Might want to tell them to get on base before we start bragging up these two future pinch runners. I mean come on proudly do you even bother to look up stats before you write your nonsense?

  6. mybrunoblog - Sep 10, 2012 at 5:53 PM

    That noise you hear from the managers office is Joe Girardi bitch slapping several reporters who keep asking “Joe, can you expand on what irritated means?”

  7. Joe - Sep 11, 2012 at 8:34 AM

    And so continues the long tradition of Yankee center fielders named Melky.

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