Ok, now its official. 6pound8ouncebabyjoba.com from now on!


Maybe not...

So we were up and running for like, 20 min? Unfortunately, we had additional technical difficulties, so we WILL be up soon. I promise.


Up and Running

From now on, Kevin and I will be posting on 6pound8ouncebabyjoba.com. Check back here for archives and what not. We are so excited to have our new site launched! We hope you all enjoy it.



Hey All,
I'm sorry for the lack of posts over the last few days. There has been a lot of news to go over, but Kevin and I have been more focused on trying to launch a new and improved 6P8OBJ. As you can probably imagine, we are having some issues getting the new layout designed and launched. Please bear with us, as we will hopefully have a great new "version" of our blog available to you in the coming days.

Ok, so. Here's a quick recap of the last 4 days (in no particular order)...

  • Xavier Nady suffered a serious set back in his rehab from his elbow injury. Nady walked off the feild during his AAA appearance with "significant discomfort". As yankees.com said, "Nady's bid to avoid Tommy John surgery may have ended...".
  • Derek Jeter turned 35. I don't know if any of you feel the same way as I do, but I find that very very strange. I still feel like he's 25...
  • Jose Veras was traded to the Cleveland Indians for "cash considerations". Veras was having a rough season, having a 5.96 ERA and 1.44 WHIP. Ugly... Kevin was calling for him to be DFA'd for a long time, and this was obviously the result of his DFA.
  • The Yankees experienced a serious power outage from the 17th to the 23rd, but have bounced back nicely with an 8-4 W over ATL, an 11-7 W over ATL, and a 9-1 W over NY.
  • Mariano Rivera recorded his 498 and 499th save
That's about all I have for now. Again, bear with us. We are very excited for the new site, and we hope that you are as well.


Technical Issues

Conor and I are working on updating the format of 6P8OBJ so the site will be under construction for the next day or two, or maybe three. Bare with us and we'll have the improved site up and running as soon as we can.



If you have any questions or concerns feel free to email me at kevinseefried (at) ymail.com


In the bottom of the 7th inning in today's game Florida manager Fredi Gonzalez sent Alejandro De Aza to pinch hit for pitcher/9 hole hitter Renyel Pinto. When the 8th inning started Gonzalez called in Leo Nunez to pitch, while being slotted for the leadoff spot. However, Chris Coghlan, the original left fielder, remained in the game for one pitch. Girardi then protested the lineup moves and de Aza was sent out to left, only to be replaced by Jeremy Hermida. The game was played under protest and the umps filed a report, so we may end up resumig the game from the top of the eighth on a return trip to Miami to replay the last two innings. This is all pending a decision by majore league baseball.

Sabathia Update

CC Sabathia left today's game in the second inning with what was originally called "biceps tightness." Later we learned via PeteAbe that CC actually has "biceps tendinitis," however CC plans to make his next start (Friday against the Mets). Apparently this has bothered CC between starts for years and he asked to remain in the game. PeteAbe says CC will recieve treatment in Atlanta on Monday, throw a bullpen session on Wednesday, and start Friday. Hopefully CC will be fine and ready for Friday, otherwise the Yanks may have a big hole to fill, a hole which I don't see Phil Hughes filling on his own. If CC's out for an extended period of time I think a call to Ben Sheets would be in order.


Could use a win today

The Yanks haven't been puttin up many W's recently, we're 9-9 in June. Tonight CC takes the mound, and he'll also hit in the nine spot.

The lineup

SS The Captain
RF SuperSwisher
1B Mark Teixeira
3B A-Rod (Returning after 2 rest days)
2B Robby "I swing at everything" Cano
C "Hip Hip" Jorge Posada
LF The Melkman Cabrera
CF Brett "I wanna go fast" Gardner
P CC Sabathia

Both Damon and Matsui are available as pinch hitters off the bench (Berroa, Pena, Cervelli are there too, but who would you want as a pinch hitter?)

Update: CC Sabathia was taken out of the game in the bottom of the second inning, and very mysteriously I might add. He really didn't appear to be injured, but you know something is wrong if he comes out. Michael Kay has been discussing the heat, and how that may have been the problem. We will update you as we find out information.

Update: The Yankees are calling it "tightness in his left biceps".

The Value of Angel Berroa

Angel Berroa has a .136/.174/.182 line in 22 at bats this year. He hasn't drawn a walk, only has one extra base hit( a double), and has struck out 6 times. Obviously his bat does nothing for us. So perhaps we have him for his speed? No. Berroa hasn't even attempted to steal a base this year. Hmm. Well his value has to be with his glove then right? Nope. In Berroa's 63 innings in the field his UZR is -2.5. He's allowed 2.5 runs more than the average thirdbaseman. (Over 150 games he would lose us 34.5 runs).So Berroa has no value with his bat, his feet, or his glove. Why is he on the roster then?

Well Joe Girardi says he prefers to carry 2 backup infielders rather than a 5th outfielder. I understand that, but why not use Kevin Russo then? Russo, a 24 year old second baseman, is having a fine season in Scranton, sporting a .355/.439/.398 line. Sure he has very little power (his 4 doubles are his only extra base hits for the year). But, at least he can get on base both by hitting himself on and drawing a walk. Russo won't be called up (he should have been long ago), because Cody Ransom should be back within a week or two. Ransom has played 11 games in Scranton on his rehab assignment with a .286/.381/.571 line. He has smacked two home runs and it seems like he is back to near full health. Hopefully we shall see him in the Bronx within the next week and Angel Berroa will hopefully be DFA'd and we won't see him on a Yankees roster again.

The Last 6...

Well, the Yankees are 4-7 over their last 11, and 3-3 in their last six. They aren't the hottest of teams right now. The most frustrating thing though is the 3-3 record over the last six games. They have lost 3 games to poor teams (2 to the Nats and 1 to the Fish), and their pitching has really been stellar. The bullpen has not given up a run in the last 6 games, while the starters have given up a mere 11 runs in the same span. I suppose the Yankees just haven't been hitting. The loss to the Fish is somewhat tolerable, considering Josh Johnson has been fantastic this year. He has a 2.66 ERA and an unbelievable 1.05 WHIP through 15 starts and 105 innings. But two losses to the Nationals? They undoubtedly have the worst pitching staff in all of baseball, especially their bullpen. The offense really needs to start showing up...

5 O'Clock game today. Enjoy your Father's Day.