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Yankees1962
03-29-06, 10:22 AM
Yankees talk will be one of the main topics today as Torre will be on at 5:00 p.m. Also, there will be other baseball guests on today.

Wade_Taylor
03-29-06, 10:40 AM
Yankees talk will be one of the main topics today as Torre will be on at 5:00 p.m. Also, there will be other baseball guests on today.

Hmm, I wonder if they boys have changed their mind on the Angels over A's in the AL West pick now that several news outlets have picked the A's. I'm sure we will also be treated to Dr. Francessa's diagnosis of Damon's injury or injuries to his shoulder(s) which has been mentioned here in the past. Perhaps we may even hear Mike utter the statement "You cannot replace Bernie Williams with Andy Phillips" when the subject is broached that Phillips should get more at bats than Bernie becuase it will better help the team. Oh yeah Mike will also say "Beckett is a horse."

KevinBaseball
03-29-06, 11:50 AM
Hmm, I wonder if they boys have changed their mind on the Angels over A's in the AL West pick now that several news outlets have picked the A's. I'm sure we will also be treated to Dr. Francessa's diagnosis of Damon's injury or injuries to his shoulder(s) which has been mentioned here in the past. Perhaps we may even hear Mike utter the statement "You cannot replace Bernie Williams with Andy Phillips" when the subject is broached that Phillips should get more at bats than Bernie becuase it will better help the team. Oh yeah Mike will also say "Beckett is a horse."

So I guess you don't need to listen.

BRNXBMRS
03-29-06, 12:10 PM
Nice, Torre is back in his spot.


"You cannot replace Bernie Williams with Andy Phillips" when the subject is broached that Phillips should get more at bats than Bernie becuase it will better help the team.

Fatboy just cant accept that Bernie is in the twilight of his career. I can totally hear this coming out of Francessa's mouth.

noneckwilliams
03-29-06, 12:24 PM
Hmm, I wonder if they boys have changed their mind on the Angels over A's in the AL West pick now that several news outlets have picked the A's. I'm sure we will also be treated to Dr. Francessa's diagnosis of Damon's injury or injuries to his shoulder(s) which has been mentioned here in the past. Perhaps we may even hear Mike utter the statement "You cannot replace Bernie Williams with Andy Phillips" when the subject is broached that Phillips should get more at bats than Bernie becuase it will better help the team. Oh yeah Mike will also say "Beckett is a horse."

I don't think either one of them actually watches games. They form their opinions based on SportsCenter highlights.

Yankees1962
03-29-06, 01:31 PM
It's quite clear that neither of them is a baseball analyst and are nothing more than radio entertainers.

HouseThatRingsBuild
03-29-06, 02:26 PM
He's on now.

DiMaggio5CF
03-29-06, 02:38 PM
Torre just said that Mike Myers has been effective against righties.

The bullpen is doomed.

Wade_Taylor
03-29-06, 02:43 PM
Torre just said that Mike Myers has been effective against righties.

The bullpen is doomed.

As in effective this spring or historically effective?

DiMaggio5CF
03-29-06, 02:44 PM
As in effective this spring or historically effective?

This spring. But once Joe gets an idea like that in his head, the only thing that can shake it is Cashman dumping the pitcher.

hardrain
03-29-06, 02:48 PM
Giambi 140 games at first -- Not good for Wang

HouseThatRingsBuild
03-29-06, 02:53 PM
I forgot what did he say about Wang?

JamieMadrox
03-29-06, 02:56 PM
He also said Tanyon Sturtze is a wash with Farnsworth and can be a setup man.

And that Jaret Wrong could be one of the opening 4 starters.

Is he ................ing insane?

Yankees1962
03-29-06, 03:16 PM
He also said Tanyon Sturtze is a wash with Farnsworth and can be a setup man.

And that Jaret Wrong could be one of the opening 4 starters.

Is he ................ing insane?
What he says and what he actually does are two different things.

Yankees1962
03-29-06, 03:21 PM
Torre just said that Mike Myers has been effective against righties.

The bullpen is doomed.
Come on, don't forget the part in which Torre stated on the show that he's still thinking of Myers being a left-handed specialist than having the role of Villone who will face all hitters.

yankeefan24
03-29-06, 03:41 PM
What did he say about the batting order 3-6.

Yankees1962
03-29-06, 04:15 PM
What did he say about the batting order 3-6.
Nobody asked him and he didn't volunteer any information.

stephsamps
03-29-06, 05:33 PM
What did he say about the batting order 3-6.

He previously said that he saw those guys interchangable.

DiMaggio5CF
03-29-06, 05:33 PM
Come on, don't forget the part in which Torre stated on the show that he's still thinking of Myers being a left-handed specialist than having the role of Villone who will face all hitters.

When you're thinking about a no-brainer, that's a problem.

Yankees1962
03-29-06, 06:20 PM
When you're thinking about a no-brainer, that's a problem.
So excuse Torre for playing up some of his bullpen.

ZYanksRule
03-29-06, 06:35 PM
So excuse Torre for playing up some of his bullpen.

Exactly.

How dare he say something nice about the guys he has to manage for the next 7 months.

JamieMadrox
03-29-06, 07:03 PM
Get ready for a year of Bernie Williams playing 150 games and RF half the time...I can't believe we signed this guy.

It's not even his fault, Torre is an idiot.

He "likes" how Bernie has been playing RF, is he ................ing insane? Get ready for teams singling to right with a man on first and a run scoring...

Or any groundball single to right field by a fast runner being a double...

Teams are going to run on our outfield this year like it's their jobs, it's going to be ................ing pathetic.

38Special
03-29-06, 07:06 PM
So we're whining about Bernie before we even see how he hits?

YankeePride1967
03-29-06, 07:48 PM
So we're whining about Bernie before we even see how he hits?

I'm going to wait to see. But Joe does have a track record of sticking to "Joe's guys" long past it is evident to most that it's not working out (ala Todd Zeile and Enrique Wilson). I do agree it's not fair to blast him for something that has not happened though. My fear is that if Bernie has indeed lost it, Joe doesn't wait until July to adjust.

DiMaggio5CF
03-29-06, 08:09 PM
So excuse Torre for playing up some of his bullpen.

Exactly.

How dare he say something nice about the guys he has to manage for the next 7 months.
Does Mike Myers not know that he's a left-handed specialist?

How would something like "Mike Myers has really been impressive this spring, and he's going to be our go-to guy to get out key left-handed hitters. He's really going to be an important part of our bullpen." hurt Myers feelings?

If Joe Torre didn't have flops like Felix Heredia on his resume, maybe I wouldn't be worried. Joe Torre's weakest area has been, arguably, bullpen usage. And when Joe Torre says something about Mike Myers being good against right-handed hitters, that's a bad sign.

JDPNYY
03-29-06, 08:11 PM
It's just JFR being JFR.

yanksrule51
03-29-06, 08:43 PM
Torre is clinically insane.

Holy ................

On Jaret Wright: "When we need 5 starters, he's one of them." "We're gonna wait until he pitches tomorrow, to see if he's gonna be one of the 1st 4 or the 5th one."

:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :barf: :barf: :barf: :barf: :barf:

MassNYYfan
03-29-06, 09:48 PM
:lol:



Oh wait, not quite April 1...




:barf:

AJW
03-29-06, 10:29 PM
Torre just said that Mike Myers has been effective against righties.

The bullpen is doomed.

Joe better get his head examined.

Yankees1962
03-29-06, 10:30 PM
Joe better get his head examined.
You guys need to stop overreacting to whatever Torre says to the media.

JamieMadrox
03-30-06, 01:26 AM
So we're whining about Bernie before we even see how he hits?

It doesn't matter how well he can hit if Torre isn't playing him as DH.

Do you realize how much he'd get run on in right field?! The guy had a below average arm his entire career in CF and now he's going to right? Guys on the Devil Rays are going to get groundball singles to him and go right to second base. Fast runners are oging to score from first on singles to right field. How can Bernie Williams possibly play RF, it's completely ridiculous.

yankees76
03-30-06, 02:28 AM
Regardless of what he says on sports radio, Joe is showing a remarkably open mind where Jorge and Randy are concerned. Looks like Jorge will get a shot, but Joe is happy his backup has familiarity catching the Big Unit. In his YES preseason interview tonight, RJ noted that he won two Cy Youngs with Stinnett behind the plate.

"I'm not saying that I'm not going to make a decision to have Jorge have a day off when somebody pitches regularly -- and if it's Randy, it's Randy," Torre said. "I'm not going to close any doors, but I'm not going to stay away from the fact that they can work together."

And,

"It's much different than it was last year, as far as trying to get that comfort level," Torre said. "If it doesn't work, we'll do something. We're going to start out with Jorge catching Opening Day, and what we do subsequent to that remains to be seen."
http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20060329&content_id=1369588&vkey=spt2006news&fext=.jsp&c_id=nyy

silverdsl
03-30-06, 09:19 AM
So we're whining about Bernie before we even see how he hits?It's not Bernie's hitting that I'm concerned with as much as his ability to play the outfield.

Even if Wright starts the season in the starting rotation I doubt he'll be there for long.

BRNXBMRS
03-30-06, 09:27 AM
Is Torre's only reason why he is so committed to using Wright in the roation because they dont want to have a $7million dollar long reliever/spot starter. In the early part of the season Torre should roll the dice by starting Proctor or DeSalvo to see what they have, so in July if a starter gets hurt the Yanks can avoid using a retread like May & Redding in 05.

stephsamps
03-30-06, 09:49 AM
It doesn't matter how well he can hit if Torre isn't playing him as DH.

Do you realize how much he'd get run on in right field?! The guy had a below average arm his entire career in CF and now he's going to right? Guys on the Devil Rays are going to get groundball singles to him and go right to second base. Fast runners are oging to score from first on singles to right field. How can Bernie Williams possibly play RF, it's completely ridiculous.

Have you seen Bernie play RF in ST. I have to admit, I have been pleasntly surprised. No I don't see him winning a gold glove in right, but I think you have to give him some credit for the way he is adapting. The other day, he cut off a ball going into the gap and held the runner to a single. Yes its just one instance, but its one instance more than the bashers have. He's had a great spring, which isn't typical for Bernie, so let's hope he can carry it into the season.

Joe has been very open in saying that Bernie's role will be different. I don't think he is going to run him out there if he can't do it. I am also hoping that resting/dhing will help keep Bernie fresh. The past two years have been bad for him (a lot because of his shoulders), but he still can be a good hitter.