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 Manager Joe Girardi Of The New York Yankees Presents Former Teammates Edwar Ramirez #59 And Chad Gaudin #57 Of The

The Yankees were reunited with some of their former teammates prior to yesterday’s game. Joe Girardi gathered his troops on the ball field, as they hand delivered 2009 World Series championships rings to Edwar Ramirez and Chad Gaudin. I’m sure those guys are going to miss New York. Oakland doesn’t cut it when you played in the Big Apple. Now onto the game….

The Pitching:

Javier Vazquez was trying to improve on his previous two starts, and he did exactly that. He was far from spectacular, but he’s taking a step in the right direction. Javy pitched pretty good in his first five innings, giving up only one run (a solo shot to Travis Buck in the bottom of the 5th). It took Vazquez over 20 pitches to get past the 90mph mark on his fastball, but it eventually came around. According to Javy, he felt that his off-speed pitches were more crisp this game.

Vazquez was approaching that 100-pitch mark, and even though I don’t believe in pitch counts..he wasn’t at his very best. I thought he was going to be done after 5 innings, but Girardi had different plans. I’m not going to get all over Girardi because it really wasn’t a crazy decision, but it didn’t work out so well. In the bottom of the 6th inning, a pop fly from Kevin Kouzmanoff’s bat fell in between Curtis Granderson and Robinson Cano. That base hit didn’t help out Javy’s case. Vazquez wound up serving up a 2-run blast to the next batter, Kurt Suzuki. Girardi walked out to the mound and motioned to the bullpen for Boone Logan.

All in all, it was an improvement for Vazquez. He picked up his first win of the year, which hopefully puts Yankees fans minds at ease. His line was: (W, 1-2) 5.1IP 6H 3R 3ER 3BB 6K (107 Pitches-72 for Strikes). It would’ve been nice for him to end on a high note, but unfortunately that didn’t happen. He pitched better than what his pitching line displays…I’ll tell you that.

Boone Logan tossed 1 1/3 innings of scoreless ball. The ball was than handed off to Joba Chamberlain. He did the same thing, while striking out three batters. Damaso Marte came out for the 9th inning, walked Jake Fox, and was immediately pulled for Mo. Rivera tossed a perfect frame to close out the game and picked up a strikeout in the process. It wasn’t a save situation.

The Offense:

Alex Rodriguez hit a 3-run A-Bomb off of Craig Breslow in the top of the 5th inning. It was his 585th home run of his career, leaving him only 15 away from the 600HR mark. Alex picked up two runs on the game and walked three times. Jorge Posada went 1-for-5, and knocked in 2RBI’s.  Swisher went 1-f0r-4. and also picked up 2RBI’s. Derek Jeter went 0-for-5

(Interesting Info: Courtesy of ESPN.com)Yankees ace CC Sabathia, back home in his native Northern California, threw out the ceremonial first pitch Monday night at the North Vallejo Little League Spring Classic on a field his foundation helped rebuild.” (more…)

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Let’s thank the new YES Network analyst, Jack curry, for passing this piece of news along. It’s short and sweet:

Via Twitter: JackCurry1: Yankees have traded Edwar Ramirez to Texas Rangers for cash considerations

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According to The LoHud Yankees Blog, Edwar Ramirez has been designated for assignment.

To make room for Chan Ho Park on the 40-man roster, the Yankees have designated Edwar Ramirez for assignment. Here’s the full press release announcing the move.

The New York Yankees today announced they have signed right-handed pitcher Chan Ho Park to a one-year Major League contract. He has joined the team today at spring training camp in Tampa, Fla.

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Senior Vice President Felix M. Lopez, Damaso Marte, Edwar Ramirez, Robinson Cano, Tony Pena, Francisco Cervelli and Juan Miranda took a trip down to Santo Domingo yesterday. They greeted the Dominican Republic President Leonel Fernandez and presented him with a few gifts.

The Dominican players from the Yankees roster took a visit to the national palace in the Caribbean country to show off their Baseball World Series trophy to Fernandez.

They gave him a chance to hold the WS trophy, and along with that they presented him with a New York Yankees jersey with his name on it and ball signed by the Yankee players. (more…)

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     According to The Ghost of Moonlight Graham, the Boston Red Sox do. I believe that the Yankees had the best bullpen in all of baseball last year, but things have changed since Joba moved into the rotation. The Joba Chamberlain/Mariano Rivera duo was unhittable and created the best 1-2 punch in the game. After the 7th inning..the game was pretty much over. I’m not trying to make a case that he belongs back in the pen..but I’m just stating the facts.

     The Yankees bullpen this year is filled with a lot of talent. They have a bunch of young guys in the pen, including David Robertson, Edwar Ramirez, & Phil Coke. They still have the best closer in the game. The statistics prove it.

this was his analysis of the Yankees:

4. New York Yankees – 24 Points

RH – Edwar Ramirez, Brian Bruney (2)

LH – Damaso Marte (6)

C – Mariano Rivera (10)

2008 bullpen era – 3.79 (6)

Analysis – With Joba Chamberlain slated to be in the starting rotation in 2009, the Yankees don’t have a dominate RH set up guy in pen. But when you have the greatest closer of all-time still on top of his game, you will always have a good bullpen.

     If the Yankees get Juan Cruz, then things could change. It should make things very interesting. Bullpens can be very difficult to grade, because they could be very good one year and very bad the next.

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