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Shall we declare it a No-Complaint Thursday?
Life is good for New York baseball fans, no?
We declared May 5, 2008 a No-Complaint Monday. With both clubs off today, as the Yankees recover from their flight to Cleveland and the Mets hold a charity event in Connecticut, should we stop the fussin' and the feudin', as Homer said to Cletus in this episode of "The Simpsons" ?
No? OK. Just a thought. Moving on...
Nah, I'm just kidding!
Wang needs more time. And the Yankees should take more time, with so much of the team cruising, to search for bullpen solutions. If they can't find one, either internally or externally, without having to switch Joba, then shame on them.
It amazes me how hot a topic this still is. Even the YES broadcasters were discussing it after last night's game.
Again, why do we think that Joba will magically transform from the good but not great starting pitcher he is now into the out-of-this-world setup man he was back in 2007?
Melky Cabrera will miss a few days after bruising his right shoulder while running into a wall Tuesday night in Texas.
Remember when the Yankees had a couple of disputed balls go into replay, at their new stadium, early in the season? At the time, an MLB official telling me, "Citi Field will have more replays than Yankee Stadium by the end of the season." That's looking like a pretty good call.
Is a Roy Halladay trade coming? They'd really have to continue their plummet. If they catch themselves here and stay around .500 for the rest of the season, I don't see it, not with their young talent and returning injured players offering hope that they can compete for real next season. But they can't compete for real next season without Halladay.