Thursday, July 26, 2012

DeWayne Wise Clears Waivers & Goes To AAA

Color me SHOCKED. DeWayne Wise actually cleared waivers, something I in no way saw coming, and was sent to AAA Empire State Yankees. I fully expect him to be part of the Yankees September call ups when the rosters expand. Even if he isn't we will always remember him for the "catch" pictured above and the bunt that may have turned the season around. 

Off Day Music Recommendation

Last night I saw Stellar Revival while playing in Atlanta for the second time and they were just as good as the first time. They absolutely rocked the house and even got their lead singer, Rino, down in the crowd with us while singing their single (available on ITunes) "The Crazy Ones". Great rock show and I highly recommend them to anyone who likes rock.

What impressed me the most is I use the Greedy Pinstripes twitter rather then my personal one (@GreedyStripes) honestly because I am too lazy to link both account and switch back and forth. These guys not only remembered me from the first show but knew my twitter name without me even telling them (Yes I was wearing a Yankees hat lol). They are genuine guys who do not care to sit down and have a conversation with you at their booths and such and they make great music.

These guys are easily the future of rock music and more proof, if you needed any, that rock and roll will never die. Follow these guys on twitter @StellarRevival, check out the facebook, and all that social networking crap good stuff. 

This band, led by a female guitar player and vocalist, hit the stage right before Stellar Revival and I was pleasantly surprised with their music. It was a great mixture of guitar and shredding with female vocalist. They even covered a popular Nine Inch Nails song that I will not mention because I try to keep it rated PG on here which was a pleasant surprise. They have a single, The Broken, on ITunes as well which I recommend everyone picking up. They also have, must be the female touch, some really awesome T Shirt designs that I am kicking myself for not getting. 

All in all it was a great night of music that I figured I would share since the Yankees are off today.

Joba Passes Final Test In Rehab Assignment

Joba Chamberlain seems like he passed his final test to come back to the majors yesterday after throwing in the second consecutive game in his rehab assignment. Joba gave up an infield single before getting two more ground ball outs (and a caught stealing) to end his inning. No word yet on his pitch count but his velocity was apparently in the mid 90's consistently so that is your biggest concern and he did well. Joba will throw a bullpen session in New York on Monday and will then wait to be activated to the big league club if all goes well there. 

Meet A Prospect : Nick Goody

The New York Yankees used their 6th round pick, 217th overall, on college right handed pitcher Nick Goody. Nick spent his collegiate career as a closer at Louisiana State University, or more commonly known as LSU. Nick signed a below slot deal for $140K. 

Nick Goody's stuff has always been described as electric, especially as he was leading the LSU Tigers in the NCAA Regionals this season. He spots his fastball and slider pretty well and his fastball is already considered major league ready in ever facet of the game. He could become a major league closer with the stuff he possesses and looks like a fast mover. It would not shock me to see him within the next two or three seasons, and when I say we could see him I mean we could see him for good. If you remember seeing Goody's name then you have a good memory because the Yankees actually drafted Nick last season before he turned them down to close for the LSU Tigers. 

Nick Goody is already pitching for Class A Yankees Affiliate the Charleston Riverdogs. After 3 appearances in the NYPL for Staten Island and a 0.00 ERA , 1 H, 1 BB, 1 save and 5 K's he was promoted to Charleston totally skipping the GCL. In 5 games in Charleston he still has an anemic 1.00 ERA at the time of this writing with 2 saves , 4 BB's, 13 K's in 9 IP, and a .167 BAA. Can you say fast mover in the Yankees system?

Follow Nick on Twitter @ Its_All_Goody41