Found April 28, 2012 on Lady Loves Pinstripes:
Phil Hughes - crackling picture - 2010 With the news that prize acquisition Michael Pineda might never see the lights in Yankee Stadium from the pitcher’s mound, at least not this season, does leave the team in a bit of a pickle. Less than a week ago, Pineda was still going to play a big part in the 2012 season. Personally knowing that Pineda was coming, made enduring each Phil Hughes start somewhat tolerable, and I am sure many Yankee fans felt the same way. Now that Pineda is out, fans will hang their hopes on veteran Andy Pettitte’s return but knowing the Yankees he will replace Freddy Garcia. Like Hughes, Garcia has been terrible too but the Yankees seem willing to excuse Hughes because he won 18-games in 2010. I guess the fact that Garcia won 12 games and the team won 15 out of his 25 starts in 2011 doesn’t factor in at all; or that Garcia has experience. Regardless, Hughes is a problem and will remain one until the Yankees wake-up and smell the coffee. Hopefully skipper Joe G...

Questions Linger About Pineda's Injury

Lots of questions have come up in the wake of the Michael Pineda injury: When did Pineda get hurt? What did the Mariners know (and when did they know it)? Chad Jennings tackles these and other important questions in a post he put up today at The LoHud Yankees Blog. He does a good job of combing through Brian Cashman's reaction to the injury, including something Cashman calls...

Some Yankee fans think that with Michael Pineda-Jesus Montero trade, there must be a pony here somewhere

I was in Whole Foods yesterday when Squawker Jon called me to tell me that Michael Pineda had a torn labrum, and would be out for the year. Needless to say, my reaction didn't exactly fit the peace-and-love vibe of the store! And I am still positively irate, over 12 hours later. Best case scenario is that Pineda comes back some time early next summer. Meanwhile, Jesus Montero...


Former Mariner Michael Pineda is done for the season with an anterior labrum tear in his right shoulder. Pineda injured his shoulder just 15 pitches into a rehab start in Tampa on Saturday. Pineda is scheduled for surgery on Tuesday in Manhattan by New York Mets’ team physician Dr. David Altchek. The recovery time is expected to be a minimum of 12 months if everything goes well...

New York Yankees: Finally good news but more bad too

Yankees at Orioles August 28, 2011 (Photo credit: Wikipedia) In retrospect the New York Yankees survived an injury-riddled week, ending on a high with a 2-1 series win against the Tigers. What happened? Well, which do you want to hear first? Kidding her is the bad news first, followed by the better or most improved news…. A WEEK FROM HELL: The New York Yankees have had a rough...

With Pineda hurt, Pettitte a big focus

The worst day of Brian Cashman's professional life -- or at least one that felt like it -- began with a phone call from Dr. Christopher Ahmad, the Yankees' team physician who was awaiting the results of Michael Pineda's dye-contrast MRI. All morning, the club's hierarchy had been hoping for to avoid a worst-case scenario with their 23-year-old right-hander. Maybe...

Yankees GM Brian Cashman Calls Michael Pineda 'Massive Decision Gone Wrong'

Heading into the 2012 season, the New York Yankees appeared to have one of the strongest starting rotations in the majors. But that was before prized offseason acquisition Michael Pineda was found to need season-ending shoulder surgery. Yankees GM Brian Cahsman spoke about Pineda's injury on Friday, and this time he didnt' seem so enthused about the outcome of the offseason...

Fantasy Baseball Daily Fix: Pineda done for season, Bobby Valentine's snafu & more

Michael Pineda (credits below) A friend and I were once discussing the best way to make money by pushing a child to excel in a professional sport. We'd brainstorm different,  Earl Woods-esque ways, you could push them to excel. His best idea was to turn his future son into a lefty knuckleballer. Genius idea, a true testament to American ingenuity. Identify the best potential...

Slow Starters

<a href="" rel=\"attachment wp-att-4989\">C.C. Sabathia will look to lead the struggling starting rotation back on the winning track After acquiring Michael Pineda...

Yankees GM braves Sitting With the Bleacher Creatures

New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman has had a rough few weeks. First, he’s seen his starting pitching staff surrender loads of runs in the first month. Then Michael Pineda, the prized young pitcher he traded the Yankees’ top hitting prospect Jesus Montero, is out for a year with a torn labrum. The last thing

Prospectus Hit and Run: Labrum But it Didn't Kill Him by Jay Jaffe

On Wednesday, the Yankees revealed that Michael Pineda had suffered a torn labrum, a devastating turn of events both for the 23-year-old righty and for the team that acquired him from the Mariners for top prospect Jesus Montero back in January. Pineda will miss the entire season and part of 2013, thinning the Yankees' surplus of starting pitching—and underscoring the fact that...
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