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Encinitan
08-01-08, 04:54 PM
I found this from the SWB Yankees blog of Chad Jennings:

"Kei Igawa (left) has now won three straight starts. He's 8-1 since May 16, a stretch that includes only one start when he allowed more than three earned runs. Tonight he allowed just three hits and carried a no hitter through four and two-thirds. Lately, Igawa has been dropping his delivery to a three-quarters arm slot a little more often. Its something he does strictly against left-handers and something Dave Miley said has made a big difference in his past few starts.'

http://emedia.thetimes-tribune.com/Blogs/SWBYankeesBlog/tabid/552/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/4118/Postgame-notes-Igawa-wins-again.aspx

YanksFan1992
08-01-08, 04:55 PM
What a disappointment, I came into this thread thinking we had traded Igawa for someone whose last name is Hope. :lol:

HelloNewman
08-01-08, 04:59 PM
Fool me once, shame on you ...

JeterForPresident
08-01-08, 05:04 PM
What a disappointment, I came into this thread thinking we had traded Igawa for someone whose last name is Hope. :lol:

I was definitely coming in here to say "Hope for Igawa...get it done Cash!"

but I must give you the cred, you beat me to it.

teknetic
08-01-08, 05:09 PM
No hope, just false optimism. They tweaked his delivery before he came up this year and nothing changed. He isn't magically gonna transform into a quality arm (or even above average) throwing from a different armslot.

He lived with throwing fastballs up in the zone in Japan; tried it here and got tallywhacked.

Yankee Tripper
08-01-08, 05:10 PM
Hope he pitches well enough in AAA for some fool team to think he's worth trading for.

HelloNewman
08-01-08, 05:11 PM
Well he's been dead for 5 years, but it still might not be a bad trade:

http://www.moviemaker.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/05/bob-hope.jpg

ajra21
08-01-08, 05:14 PM
Hope he pitches well enough in AAA for some fool team to think he's worth trading for.

so right. i believe he'll be fine in a big park with a good outfield.

LIYanks
08-01-08, 05:14 PM
Igawa and hope should never be put in the same sentence.

JeterRodriguezSheff
08-01-08, 05:17 PM
save us Igawa

dave8274
08-01-08, 05:17 PM
Well he's been dead for 5 years, but it still might not be a bad trade:

http://www.moviemaker.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/05/bob-hope.jpg

I was thinking the same thing :)

Yankee Tripper
08-01-08, 05:18 PM
so right. i believe he'll be fine in a big park with a good outfield.
Does Yellowstone have a team?

teknetic
08-01-08, 05:24 PM
Does Yellowstone have a team?

Yea, they're called the Tigers.

jnewmark
08-01-08, 05:27 PM
Not in this lifetime.

YanksFan1992
08-01-08, 05:30 PM
So how about this guy for Igawa;

John Hope, 37 years old, last played in 1996.
http://mlb.mlb.com/stats/historical/individual_stats_player.jsp?c_id=mlb&playerID=116137

Sounds like a fair trade, eh? :D

Ericas367
08-01-08, 05:31 PM
Not in this lifetime.

Jeter, since he was a little kid, all he ever wanted to do was play shortstop for the Yankees (http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/team/71596). That's what we want."

haha i love your signature

HelloNewman
08-01-08, 05:35 PM
So how about this guy for Igawa;

John Hope, 37 years old, last played in 1996.
http://mlb.mlb.com/stats/historical/individual_stats_player.jsp?c_id=mlb&playerID=116137

Sounds like a fair trade, eh? :DI'd rather have Bob and Bing, but your guy will do.

Hope Lange, maybe?

http://cache.viewimages.com/xc/2827632.jpg?v=1&c=ViewImages&k=2&d=978679D6297DE557836B4E9B163AE102A55A1E4F32AD3138

Or maybe this:

http://www.mccullagh.org/db9/10d-5/hope-diamond.jpg

Maybe we should just send him here:

www.hickerphoto.com/data/media/5/ad_29864n.jpg

BroadwayBomber55
08-01-08, 05:39 PM
Fool me once, shame on you ...
fool me twice, shame on me.

False1
08-01-08, 05:43 PM
I found this from the SWB Yankees blog of Chad Jennings:

"Kei Igawa (left) has now won three straight starts. He's 8-1 since May 16, a stretch that includes only one start when he allowed more than three earned runs. Tonight he allowed just three hits and carried a no hitter through four and two-thirds. Lately, Igawa has been dropping his delivery to a three-quarters arm slot a little more often. Its something he does strictly against left-handers and something Dave Miley said has made a big difference in his past few starts.'

http://emedia.thetimes-tribune.com/Blogs/SWBYankeesBlog/tabid/552/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/4118/Postgame-notes-Igawa-wins-again.aspx As bad as he's been against lefties, righties were an even bigger problem. Career .946 OPS against when pitching to RHB. If this is exclusive to LH (what, maybe a 1/3 of hitters if that) and doesn't address his even bigger weakness in pitching to righties, it's probably not going to transform him.

Unfortunately. We should could use him.

...and all that said, I wouldn't be happy but I wouldn't be angry either if he got a start in Ponson's place.

BonusCantos
08-01-08, 05:50 PM
Igawa and hope should never be put in the same sentence.Not always. I hope Igawa is traded.

nnysiny
08-01-08, 05:53 PM
hope for who?
what for Igawa?

primetime714
08-01-08, 06:53 PM
Karstens just threw 6 shutout innings against the cubs. I suppose anything is possible. But no I don't have any hope for Igawa, at least not on the yankees.

PinstripePride
08-01-08, 06:58 PM
Quadruple A.

cupcollector99
08-01-08, 07:00 PM
The kid needs a change of environment. Cash will move him before ST 09 for a few draft picks or maybe a cheaper equivelent.

TheYankee
08-01-08, 07:05 PM
The kid needs a change of environment. Cash will move him before ST 09 for a few draft picks or maybe a cheaper equivelent.Yeah, I'm sure someone is going to give up draft picks for Igawa... or not.

Honestly, what could it hurt giving him a shot in a Rasner/Ponson game (tonight not withstanding.)

webassign
08-01-08, 09:48 PM
I hope my man is back in the Bronx soon.

ober0n98
08-02-08, 12:40 AM
As bad as he's been against lefties, righties were an even bigger problem. Career .946 OPS against when pitching to RHB. If this is exclusive to LH (what, maybe a 1/3 of hitters if that) and doesn't address his even bigger weakness in pitching to righties, it's probably not going to transform him.

Unfortunately. We should could use him.

...and all that said, I wouldn't be happy but I wouldn't be angry either if he got a start in Ponson's place.

i think what the article is about is that igawa's change in angle it more effective all around, not just against lefties.

montrealer
08-02-08, 07:46 AM
Pitching in the minors gives me nuthin.

ajra21
08-03-08, 06:20 AM
Does Yellowstone have a team?

they're called the padres actually.