Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Friday, June 15, 2001

Cone curbs Marlins to step up comeback

To all the people who have been pleading for the release of David Cone, stop. The man is pitching very well. I watched him pitch last night and he had Wiffle Ball type movement on his pitches. The guy is a warrior and his presence is a plus on this dysfunctional team.

I bet the Yankees wish they had him back now.

The Original Gary Posted: June 15, 2001 at 07:42 PM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags:

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Bruce Markusen Posted: June 16, 2001 at 03:11 PM (#69316)
I think that the Yankees gave Cone every chance to succeed last year. Even with Pettitte hurt, I'd rather see the kids (Lilly, Keisler, and Knight) receive an opportunity. If one of those three pans out, the Yankees will have taken a step toward injecting some needed youth into the pitching staff. It's a gamble, but I'd like to see the prospects get a shot.
   2. Jay Jaffe Posted: June 16, 2001 at 08:12 PM (#69317)
The Yanks also gave Cone a chance to come back, offering a non-guaranteed $500,000 contract (plus incentives). But Cone's pride wouldn't let him accept the role as a fifth starter, and so he moved on.

Cone was my favorite Yankee; his successful comeback from an aneurysm drew me to the team back in 1996 (I was still relatively new to NY back then). I find it difficult to root against him. But unlike the Fat Man, banished in the Clemens trade, I don't wish Cone the chance to show up the Yanks. If he faces them in a pennant race, no question which side I'm taking.

Anybody read Roger Angell's book on Cone? I couldn't put it down.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Tuque
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogThe Designated Aesthetic: Why the National League DH Debate Can Be Irrational Without Being Invalid «
(40 - 3:55pm, Apr 28)
Last: SoSHially Unacceptable

NewsblogOrioles game postponed amid violence, series could be moved
(136 - 3:55pm, Apr 28)
Last: McCoy

NewsblogWednesday’s White Sox-Orioles Game Moved To Afternoon, Will Be Closed To Public « CBS Chicago
(22 - 3:54pm, Apr 28)
Last: Misirlou's got a job, but it don't pay

NewsblogRangers have support system in place to help Josh Hamilton; How it will work | Dallas Morning News
(12 - 3:54pm, Apr 28)
Last: Sunday silence

NewsblogIs it too early to panic about Red Sox rotation? - Sports - The Boston Globe
(34 - 3:53pm, Apr 28)
Last: DKDC

NewsblogKirk Gibson diagnosed with Parkinson's disease
(1 - 3:52pm, Apr 28)
Last: Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad)

NewsblogFangraphs: Different Aging Curves for Different Strikeout Profiles.
(21 - 3:51pm, Apr 28)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogBill Plaschke: Angels drop the ball in dumping Josh Hamilton - LA Times
(40 - 3:46pm, Apr 28)
Last: ReggieThomasLives

NewsblogBumgarner rejects idea of DH moving to National League, takes offense at Scherzer’s “wet newspaper” comment
(12 - 3:45pm, Apr 28)
Last: bbmck

NewsblogOTP - April 2015: Church, baseball, politics: Rahm and Chuy work to close the deal
(4346 - 3:41pm, Apr 28)
Last: The Id of SugarBear Blanks

NewsblogAll-around catchers among most valuable commodities in baseball - The Boston Globe
(65 - 3:33pm, Apr 28)
Last: Misirlou's got a job, but it don't pay

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - April 2015
(1811 - 3:29pm, Apr 28)
Last: theboyqueen

NewsblogPitchers batting is dumb and the DH should be universal | HardballTalk
(390 - 3:22pm, Apr 28)
Last: wjones

NewsblogBrandon McCarthy out for the year with torn UCL
(11 - 3:20pm, Apr 28)
Last: snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster)

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 4-27-2015
(12 - 3:00pm, Apr 28)
Last: RJ in TO

Page rendered in 0.1784 seconds
47 querie(s) executed