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Postby BronXBombers51 » Sat Jul 30, 2005 11:21 am

Just reported on WFAN, I'll look for a link.
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Postby blankman » Sat Jul 30, 2005 12:13 pm

Wow. The Yankees are just signing everyone that gets released :-°

I myself am scared of this one :-o
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Postby BronXBombers51 » Sat Jul 30, 2005 12:44 pm

Alan Embree was signed by the Yankees according to ESPN's Buster Olney.
Certainly not what the Red Sox wanted to have happened, but if he continues his 7.65 ERA in the Bronx it won't matter. Jul. 30 - 11:23


They sent Buddy Groom down so Embree is now the lefty-specialist in the Yankee 'pen.
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Postby Strasil42 » Sat Jul 30, 2005 1:03 pm

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The Boston Globe is reporting that the Red Sox are designating reliever Alan Embree for assignment.

Odd timing, as Embree has pitched better lately. His big problem is the eight home runs he's allowed this season, but the last one of those came a month ago. You can be sure there will be plenty of interest in him if he's allowed to become a free agent.


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Red Sox designated LHP Alan Embree for assignment.

Embree's velocity has been down from the mid-90s to the low-90s, but it's not the first time that's happened. He's still a better 11th or 12th pitcher than many teams have. The Red Sox will try to trade him, even if they have to pay a hefty chunk of his salary. They don't want him ending up on the Yankees.


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The Mets are interested in reliever Alan Embree, who was recently designated for assignment by the Red Sox.
The Mets are the one New York team the Sox wouldn't mind seeing him go to. Embree ''just needs a change of scenery,'' according to one scout
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Postby blankman » Sat Jul 30, 2005 1:33 pm

Strasil42 wrote:They don't want him ending up on the Yankees.


:-)

I hope those scouts are right about him. Lord knows we need a lefty out of the pen.
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Postby Rkiivs » Mon Aug 01, 2005 2:18 pm

meh, maybe he'll have some incentive pitching against the Sox. A Serviceable body against lefties at best from glancing at his stats.

Though in light of already having had Buddy Groom I'm not sure how this switcheroo works out as better (salary, maybe?).
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Postby sheffield81 » Fri Aug 12, 2005 2:51 pm

he's scaring me a tad. Or, actually no... A LOT. He's blown a couple games and saved a couple of games. But this guy has to step-up. Torre is going to this guy too much. :-t
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Postby TheYanks04 » Fri Aug 19, 2005 5:54 pm

Yeah well as was noted in the NY Post recently (see below). sooner or later this is going to me someone's epitath, be it Cashman, Torre or both.



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Look, Torre has always been a manager who managed on gut and guts, who routinely cast aside conventional wisdom in the name of instinct and feel. His use of the clearly washed-up Alan Embree the past few weeks has been a touchstone of complaint; yet the fact that he summoned the clearly washed-up David Cone to face an in-his-prime Mike Piazza during a supremely critical moment of Game 4 of the 2000 Subway Series has always been referenced as a typically prescient Torre maneuver.

The difference?

Cone got Piazza out, and the Yankees won the World Series. Embree has mostly pitched batting practice. It's really as simple as that.

Should that shield Torre from criticism and, ultimately, from the Boss' harsh standards? Of course not. Torre said it himself that long-ago day: "If there comes a time when the boss isn't happy with me," Torre said, "I'm sure I'll know it. It is his team after all."

It still is. And if the time he mentioned hasn't yet arrived, it is certainly imminent.
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