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Yankees sign 13 draft picks

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jun 15, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

So far the Yankees have signed 13 of their 2010 draftees. All are college players. Teams have to wait until their high school picks graduate before signing them.

The listed positions — including whether a pitcher is a starter or a reliever — are according to the Yankees.

These are the 13 newest members of the organization.

8th round
Kyle Roller, 1B
East Carolina University

11th round
Zachary Varce, RHS
University of Portland

15th round
Chase Whitley, RHR
Troy University

17th round
Preston Claiborne, RHS
Tulane University

20th round
Michael Ferraro, LF
University of San Diego

22nd round
Trevor Johnson, LHS
College of the Desert

23rd round
Shane Brown, OF
University of Central Florida

24th round
Conor Mullee, RHS
St Peters College

31st round
James Gipson, RHS
Florida Atlantic University

35th round
Williams Oliver, RHS
Palomar College

36th round
Nick McCoy, C
University of San Diego

46th round
Nathan Forer, RHS
S. Illinois University – Carbondale

47th round
Frederick Lewis, LHR
Tennessee Wesleyan College

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128 Responses to “Yankees sign 13 draft picks”

  1. LGY June 15th, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    Boone Logan :mad: :mad: :mad:

  2. Warning Track Power June 15th, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    Boone Logan is the top lefty choice in the minors. Plain and simple.
    Get over it or become a mets fan

  3. Erin June 15th, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    Warning Track Power June 15th, 2010 at 4:38 pm
    Erin June 15th, 2010 at 4:35 pm
    Ugh-this game is on My9 tonight, which means I’ll get stuck with the Philly feed.

    Do you have MLB Network? That is how I am watching the game tonight

    ***************************
    I do!! I didn’t know it was on MLB Network tonight-thank you! :D

  4. stuckey June 15th, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    I’m with the Mensa fellas on this one.

    if a Minor League pitcher isn’t prepared to acclimate himself IMMEDIATELY to Major League hitters, he should just keep is sorry a– in the minors and stay the f— away.

    The nerve of some young players.

  5. GreenBeret7 June 15th, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    So Michael O’Neill is holding out for more money, huh? Uncle Paul needs to have a long talk with that youngster.

  6. Warning Track Power June 15th, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    Erin-
    You owe me, LOL!!!

    Not sure if this matters any, but MLB Network will also televise the game this Thursday

  7. Erin June 15th, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    Warning Track Power June 15th, 2010 at 4:43 pm
    Erin-
    You owe me, LOL!!!

    Not sure if this matters any, but MLB Network will also televise the game this Thursday

    ************************
    I do owe you! :)

    As long it’s on YES Thursday, that’s what I should get through Extra Innings, but thanks for the heads up.

  8. Erica in NY June 15th, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    So far the Yankees have signed 13 of their 2010 draftees. All are college players. Teams have to wait until their high school picks graduate before signing them.
    ***************

    I hated when my high school graduation got in the way of me signing with the Yankees!

  9. Macfan June 15th, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    “# Warning Track Power June 15th, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    Boone Logan is the top lefty choice in the minors. Plain and simple.
    Get over it or become a mets fan”

    +++++++++++++

    Well then that speaks to the quality of that aspect of our minors that he is the TOP anything at any point.

    Who in their right mind trusts that guy to get outs, he reeks, cannot throw a strike for sh!t when he comes in and gives up more hits than innings and doesn’t actually get lefties out.

    He stinks plain and simple. You can put lipstick on a pig and its still going to be pink with a curly tail.

  10. Erin June 15th, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    Ledger_Yankees New Nets coach Avery Johnson in the house.

  11. Phil the Thrill June 15th, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    And not only do they have to wait for the HS seniors to graduate, they then have to wait all summer for Comrade Bud to approve any perfectly legal overslot deals they make with the HS players. They lose months of development every summer to the Bud’s illegal activity.

  12. Warning Track Power June 15th, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    Erin,
    Extra Innings is how I watch the majority of the games as well. Nights like tonight make me grateful for MLB Network telecasts.

    Time to pay up for the HUGE favor :)

  13. GreenBeret7 June 15th, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    Macfan June 15th, 2010 at 4:45 pm
    “# Warning Track Power June 15th, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    Boone Logan is the top lefty choice in the minors. Plain and simple.
    Get over it or become a mets fan”

    +++++++++++++

    Well then that speaks to the quality of that aspect of our minors that he is the TOP anything at any point.

    Who in their right mind trusts that guy to get outs, he reeks, cannot throw a strike for sh!t when he comes in and gives up more hits than innings and doesn’t actually get lefties out.

    He stinks plain and simple. You can put lipstick on a pig and its still going to be pink with a curly tail.

    ———————————————————————————————————————-

    Put a cork in it and go troll the Mets board.

  14. MTU (aka GBURL) June 15th, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    Phil-

    Who was your favorite pick in this year’s draft ?

  15. Warning Track Power June 15th, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    Macfan June 15th, 2010 at 4:45 pm
    “# Warning Track Power June 15th, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    Boone Logan is the top lefty choice in the minors. Plain and simple.
    Get over it or become a mets fan”

    +++++++++++++

    Well then that speaks to the quality of that aspect of our minors that he is the TOP anything at any point.

    Who in their right mind trusts that guy to get outs, he reeks, cannot throw a strike for sh!t when he comes in and gives up more hits than innings and doesn’t actually get lefties out.

    He stinks plain and simple. You can put lipstick on a pig and its still going to be pink with a curly tail.

    Not everybody can be a top prospect for all-star caliber.
    Boone is a lefty and if Igawa was pitching better, he may have been called up, j/k

    Seriously, what should the team do?
    Call up Melancon again? NO
    Call up Albaladejo? Maybe, but vs the phils, having another lefty in the pen is a positive.

  16. SJ44 June 15th, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    GB,

    He recently had shoulder surgery. He’s going to end up going to the University of Michigan.

    I think he was taken as a more ceremonial pick, rather than a pick they would actually sign.

  17. m June 15th, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    Someone asked for an opinion on Albaladejo earlier. I like the guy well enough, but he’s disappointed so often. Good to see the good stint at Scranton though.

  18. Alcatraz June 15th, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    Plain and simple.

    Halladay will win tonight; CC has been awful this season.

  19. LGY June 15th, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    “Boone Logan is the top lefty choice in the minors. Plain and simple.”

    —————————

    Why does it have to be a lefty?

    We have done just fine with one lefty in the pen since Boone Logan’s initial departure.

  20. Irreverent Discourse June 15th, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    i’m actually quite shocked we’ve gone this long without an igawa sighting.

  21. Erin June 15th, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    Warning Track Power June 15th, 2010 at 4:46 pm
    Erin,
    Extra Innings is how I watch the majority of the games as well. Nights like tonight make me grateful for MLB Network telecasts.

    Time to pay up for the HUGE favor

    ****************************
    LOL Is my eternal gratitude enough???? ;)

  22. LGY June 15th, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    And having Logan in the pen will only entince Girardi to use him against the Phillies lefties as opposed to a superior pitcher simply because Logan pitches LH.

  23. Erin June 15th, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    BloggingBombers Girardi said they called up Logan because the Phillies have so much left-handed power. Thought an extra LHP would be beneficial.

  24. m June 15th, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    I think we win this game. Everyone’s so freaked out about Halladay. Of course he can just mow down our hitters, but that’s nothing new.

  25. Macfan June 15th, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    # GreenBeret7 June 15th, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    Put a cork in it and go troll the Mets board.

    ++++++++++++++

    Someone is a troll because they believe that Boone Logan is absolute garbage.

    What is with some folks who feel they can tell others on forums what to and what not to do and say.

    If you feel Boone Logan is a nice alternative or if you are comfortable with him coming into face any Phllies lefty batter then good for you.

    But don’t think we all have to feel comfortable with him doing so. His performances have shown he is not quality and reliable.

    I don’t know what the Mets have to to do with anything at all. Quit the elitist forum mentality act already, just because you feel differently about a particular Yankees player.

  26. GreenBeret7 June 15th, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    SJ, are you talking about Michael O’Neill?

    I hadn’t really thought that he was that serious a pick. Maybe down the road. also didn’t know about the surgery.

    How’s the nephew’s injury coming along? We have a lot of blood, sweat and tears invested in this kid, you know.

  27. Warning Track Power June 15th, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    Erin June 15th, 2010 at 4:51 pm
    Warning Track Power June 15th, 2010 at 4:46 pm
    Erin,
    Extra Innings is how I watch the majority of the games as well. Nights like tonight make me grateful for MLB Network telecasts.

    Time to pay up for the HUGE favor

    ****************************
    LOL Is my eternal gratitude enough????

    _______________________________________________________________________

    Nothing worse then having to watch the Yankees via the opponents t.v. feed.

    Gratitude is enough!

    Now everybody is happy.

    I hope Costas and Jim Katt are broadcasting the game on MLB Network tonight

  28. Wave Your Hat June 15th, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    “Pointless and unreliable are not the same thing. And the only reason I even criticize it is when people will vehemently argue points based on projections, as in Eduardo Nunez will NEVER be an good major league SS and you’re on crack if you think otherwise.

    I’m fine with opinions… conviction is simply misplaced in this particular area.”

    Honestly, I think this is a bit of a straw man. No one is saying Nunez can’t be a good major league SS (at least I’m not saying that, I don’t think Patrick was saying that).

    This is all an exercise in probability. Based on Nunez’s minor league stats to date, I think Nunez is less likely to be a good hitting, major league, starting SS than you do, and therefore am less anxious to see him in the majors, and more anxious to see him traded, than you. That’s all.

  29. Tom in N.J. June 15th, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    Who else could the Yankees have called up?

  30. ukon June 15th, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    We get halladay while the Sucks get Ian Kennedy.

    Just luck will carry the Sucks to the World Series this year.

    :(

  31. Erin June 15th, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    Ledger_Yankees Not sayin’ Avery Johnson has an impossible task w/ Nets, but P. Hughes may finish with more wins than last season’s Nets squad.

    :lol:

  32. dutchsailor June 15th, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    Chad, I need a minor league question answered. Brackman struck out 11 last night. Did his velocity improve. I know he was only pitching in the high 80′s/ low 90′s, but with improved command. But 11 strikeouts makes me think the speed must be coming back.

  33. Irreverent Discourse June 15th, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    macfan – if you don’t kiss GB7′s feet, clearly you are a mets or red sox fan and don’t belong here.

  34. Erin June 15th, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    BloggingBombers Logan had a 2.86 ERA (6.1 IP, 2 ER) and .217 OBA in his first 9G this year. In his last 4G, they swelled to 8.31 (4.1 IP, 4 ER) and .421.

  35. stuckey June 15th, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    “What is with some folks who feel they can tell others on forums what to and what not to do and say. ”

    I don’t think anyone is arguing with your right to express you sentiment, but with your chosen means of expression.

    If the anger you express is real, it is misplaced.

    Express yourself with more ration and you won’t be critiqued.

    Of you can go f__ off.

    Your choice.

  36. Bronx Jeers June 15th, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    As I base all my draftee projections using the “baseball player sounding name” formula, I have high hopes for 17th rounder Preston Claiborne.

    Unfortunately, 15th rounder Chase Whitley does not stand a chance as his name recalls an amalgam of Chase Wright-Ed Whitson.

    Kyle Roller could hit a lot of grounders but then again he could also hit a lot of fly balls based on Grant Balfour’s propensity to not issue walks.

  37. GreenBeret7 June 15th, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    All Logan has to do is get one hitter out and he’ll have a successful recall. If the Yanks are depending on a one batter specialist to win a game, then they have more problems than Boone Logan.

    If he comes through and pitches in two of these games and shuts down his batters, how many are going to acknowledge it without it being a backhanded compliment?

  38. Tom in N.J. June 15th, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    The Yankees drafted Preston Claiborne so Alex can have a friend to wear cravats with in the offseason

  39. Erica in NY June 15th, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    Leaving work-

    Will not be back until much, much later tonight.

    Bye for now Yankee people!

  40. SJ44 June 15th, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    GB,

    Yes, that’s who I was talking about.

    Tony caught his first game since the beaning last night.

    Went 1-4 and threw out a guy trying to steal third.

    Going to the game tonight to see how he’s doing firsthand.

    Seems to be a lot better though. Thanks for asking.

  41. Phil the Thrill June 15th, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    MTU,

    I loved all of the HS picks and some of the signability college picks like Jacob. However; my favorite pick just because it was so savvy is Kyle Roller, who was a college senior. I favor the process we use now, but the reason why I like Roller so much is, because he’s a lefty power hitter who walks a ton. You rarely find college seniors with that kind of power and patience. Most high end bats have been weeded out of a draft class before they become High School seniors. So though I love all the HS picks and will be on pins and needles waiting to see who we sign, my favorite pick is Roller, cause he signed right away, and may actually turn out to be the best hitter we drafted this year.

  42. GeorgeInJax June 15th, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    Hopefully Logan has ironed out some control issues at AAA if he has he certainly can be a nice addition to the bullpen. Marte, Robertson, & Park had a lot of issues earlier, but they seem to have worked it out too. Now we need a healthy Aceves back.

    I hope the team bunts & moves runners over & don’t just hack looking for the big hit, otherwise Halladay can make us look really bad.

  43. Macfan June 15th, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    “# Irreverent Discourse June 15th, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    macfan – if you don’t kiss GB7’s feet, clearly you are a mets or red sox fan and don’t belong here.”

    ++++++++++++

    Apparently, I mean you would think that it was Derek Jeter or Robinson Cano being criticized, but Boone Logan, Boone “freaking” Logan.

    If Logan was pitching for us like Phil Coke last season for example you wouldn’t have heard a complaint out of me, but the cold reality is Boone Logan will be called on by Girardi and he will resort to walking batters, the worst act a reliever can do. The guy simply cannot throw strikes consistently.

    As Erin pointed out Girardi called him up because

    “BloggingBombers Girardi said they called up Logan because the Phillies have so much left-handed power. Thought an extra LHP would be beneficial.”

    Nuff said.

  44. Wave Your Hat June 15th, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    “I don’t think anyone is arguing with your right to express you sentiment, but with your chosen means of expression.”

    I thought Warning Track Power’s comment was entertaining and added value to the comment section, perhaps not in a scholarly way but as a pungent expression of a fan’s view.

  45. MTU (aka GBURL) June 15th, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    Bronx-

    Well then what’s your take on Stoneburner and his effect on batters ?

    He’s a keeper. :)

  46. GreenBeret7 June 15th, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    SJ44 June 15th, 2010 at 4:59 pm
    GB,

    Yes, that’s who I was talking about.

    Tony caught his first game since the beaning last night.

    Went 1-4 and threw out a guy trying to steal third.

    Going to the game tonight to see how he’s doing firsthand.

    Seems to be a lot better though. Thanks for asking.

    ———————————————————————————————————————-

    Good to hear that the worse thing that happened was getting his bell rung. Best of luck to him from here on out. Warn him about Chamberlain’s high and tight.

  47. MTU (aka GBURL) June 15th, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    Phil-

    I know you know a lot about the minors and I appreciate your response. :)

  48. stuckey June 15th, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    “I thought Warning Track Power’s comment was entertaining and added value to the comment section, perhaps not in a scholarly way but as a pungent expression of a fan’s view.”

    And hence, the elevation of the discourse proceeds presently.

    My labors have proven worthwhile.

  49. vinny-b (Brett Gardner will never see the bench again) June 15th, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    enjoyed the Nunez talk, earlier in the day.

    to me, Nunez is an A-prospect. He is a *shortstop*

    know what, Derek Jeter didn’t have that much power, early in his career. Then he added to his frame. It is part of aging

    maybe he will be Erick Almonte part 2. However, if he maintains this 2010 production, i have to take it at face value

  50. GreenBeret7 June 15th, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    Macfan June 15th, 2010 at 5:00 pm
    “# Irreverent Discourse June 15th, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    macfan – if you don’t kiss GB7’s feet, clearly you are a mets or red sox fan and don’t belong here.”

    ++++++++++++

    Apparently, I mean you would think that it was Derek Jeter or Robinson Cano being criticized, but Boone Logan, Boone “freaking” Logan.

    If Logan was pitching for us like Phil Coke last season for example you wouldn’t have heard a complaint out of me, but the cold reality is Boone Logan will be called on by Girardi and he will resort to walking batters, the worst act a reliever can do. The guy simply cannot throw strikes consistently.

    As Erin pointed out Girardi called him up because

    “BloggingBombers Girardi said they called up Logan because the Phillies have so much left-handed power. Thought an extra LHP would be beneficial.”

    Nuff said.

    ———————————————————————————————————————-

    as best I remember, you did say the same crap about Phil Coke, Chamberlain and everyone else that wasn’t up to your standards in that at bat or to that batter. You never show up under this sN unless it’s to whine about something.

  51. vinny-b (Brett Gardner will never see the bench again) June 15th, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    look at what Nunez is doing (on both sides of the ball) in AAA.

    he is hitting for a very high average.

    he is playing stellar defense.

    he is 23.

    he is a shortstop.

    for anyone who elects to give him away (ie Delvin Young etc). A little persepctive may be in need.

  52. Irreverent Discourse June 15th, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    hey, for only $1400 you can take a 5 minute BP at the stadium.

    are we strapped for cash? what kinda nonsense is this?

  53. Wave Your Hat June 15th, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    stuckey, I had an elevated literary style before you were born, son. :)

  54. SAS June 15th, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    Can’t figure out why we are playing this game tonight. Everyone on here thinks we are going to lose…and if we do, it is just a game in June.

  55. MTU (aka GBURL) June 15th, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    Vinny-

    The discussion the last few days on the minor leagues, our prospects, and the draft was very enjoyable and very informative.

    Wish we had more like them. :)

  56. steveoh June 15th, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    I think if they’re going to call up Logan, they may as well call up Igawa instead, at least it will be slightly more entertaining.

  57. Bronx Jeers June 15th, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    “Stoneburner” is definitely Cy Young material.

    I see our 22nd rounder attended The College of the Desert. That’s pretty wild.

  58. Yankee Trader June 15th, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    I’m not a Logan fan, but he was actually doing better with his command in AAA. Royce Ring has pitched pretty well also.

    SJ44- Glad your nephew is better. I’m all for the Yankees finding a way to take switch hitter Ryan Doumit off the Pirates hands to catch and play some outfield.

  59. LGY June 15th, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    This is a game in June against a 3rd place National League team. This is about as meaningless as it gets when it comes to just checking off 1 of 162.

    Anyone making tonight’s game out to be some important event is either desperate for a story or a Phillies fan desperate to latch onto something in a disappointing season so far.

  60. Macfan June 15th, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    “# GreenBeret7 June 15th, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    Macfan June 15th, 2010 at 5:00 pm
    “# Irreverent Discourse June 15th, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    macfan – if you don’t kiss GB7’s feet, clearly you are a mets or red sox fan and don’t belong here.”

    ++++++++++++

    Apparently, I mean you would think that it was Derek Jeter or Robinson Cano being criticized, but Boone Logan, Boone “freaking” Logan.

    If Logan was pitching for us like Phil Coke last season for example you wouldn’t have heard a complaint out of me, but the cold reality is Boone Logan will be called on by Girardi and he will resort to walking batters, the worst act a reliever can do. The guy simply cannot throw strikes consistently.

    As Erin pointed out Girardi called him up because

    “BloggingBombers Girardi said they called up Logan because the Phillies have so much left-handed power. Thought an extra LHP would be beneficial.”

    Nuff said.

    ———————————————————————————————————————-

    as best I remember, you did say the same crap about Phil Coke, Chamberlain and everyone else that wasn’t up to your standards in that at bat or to that batter. You never show up under this sN unless it’s to whine about something.”

    ++++++++++++++

    What on Earth are you referring to about “As best you remember”

    Apparently you don’t remember too much of anything because you are talking out of your behind with your blanket comments about you remember such and such.

    Is this par for the course with you to call folks trolls and go to the Mets boards when they have a different opinion of a Yankee player than yourself.

    You seem to have quite the ego on this forum about what folks can and cannot mention and if its not to your liking they must not be Yankee fans.

    Please tell me what I stated about Phil Coke, or everyone else as you claim. You are full of it and you know it.

  61. MTU (aka GBURL) June 15th, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    Bronx-

    I am still attending but I am past draft age. :)

  62. vinny-b (Brett Gardner will never see the bench again) June 15th, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    “The discussion the last few days on the minor leagues, our prospects, and the draft was very enjoyable and very informative.
    Wish we had more like them”
    —————————————-

    MTU: definitely, brother

    this site has been perfect, from time of the draft

  63. MG June 15th, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    GreenBeret7 June 15th, 2010 at 4:58 pm
    All Logan has to do is get one hitter out and he’ll have a successful recall. If the Yanks are depending on a one batter specialist to win a game, then they have more problems than Boone Logan.

    If he comes through and pitches in two of these games and shuts down his batters, how many are going to acknowledge it without it being a backhanded compliment?
    ——————————————
    Early in the season there were lots of negative comments about Marte, who has been lights out for the past month. I’m sure those same comments will repeat as soon as he gives up a couple of hits.

  64. GreenBeret7 June 15th, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    NYYs have two West Coast trips coming up in a 3 week period. That includes one day game in NYY and a day game on the West Coast the next. That’s some ugly scheduling.

  65. Wave Your Hat June 15th, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    “NYYs have two West Coast trips coming up in a 3 week period. That includes one day game in NYY and a day game on the West Coast the next. That’s some ugly scheduling.”

    But, on the bright side, we drew Arizona in interleague play, which is a bit of a break for us.

  66. BIG AL June 15th, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    Halladay is great, but, with the way Philly is hitting, we may need only 1 run to beat him.

  67. Macfan June 15th, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    “# MG June 15th, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    GreenBeret7 June 15th, 2010 at 4:58 pm
    All Logan has to do is get one hitter out and he’ll have a successful recall. If the Yanks are depending on a one batter specialist to win a game, then they have more problems than Boone Logan.

    If he comes through and pitches in two of these games and shuts down his batters, how many are going to acknowledge it without it being a backhanded compliment?
    ——————————————
    Early in the season there were lots of negative comments about Marte, who has been lights out for the past month. I’m sure those same comments will repeat as soon as he gives up a couple of hits.”

    +++++++++++++++++

    Damaso Marte has a better track record than Boone Logan in the Major Leagues that is the biggest difference.

    Boone Logan has done nothing to warrant some blinding trust in his abilities, that has to be earned and so far in his tenure in the major leagues with the White Sox and Braves he simply cannot throw strikes consistently as a “lefty specialist”

    It is my hope he never enters a game, but he is on the roster and with all the lefties the Phillies have he could easily be called upon in a close game at some point.

    Once again a reliever that cannot throw strikes is useless, see Brian Bruney for good measure of that performance level.

  68. MTU (aka GBURL) June 15th, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    LGY-

    Not that my opinion counts for anything but I like your big picture thinking on the meaning of any individual game.

    This might satisfy some blood lust for a desparate fan but it doesn’t matter one iota in the big picture of the season.

    I’m pulling for CC tonite but I won’t be shocked or hurt if he loses to another great pitcher named Doc Halladay.

    There’s no shame in that. :)

  69. Yankee Trader June 15th, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    NYYs have two West Coast trips coming up in a 3 week period. That includes one day game in NYY and a day game on the West Coast the next. That’s some ugly scheduling.

    —————————————————-
    Looking on the bright side-this will give Cliff Lee more time to get to know his future Yankee teamates before the All Star break July 13th.

  70. vinny-b (Brett Gardner will never see the bench again) June 15th, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    MTU: by the way what type of dogs (perros) do you have

  71. GreenBeret7 June 15th, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    MG June 15th, 2010 at 5:16 pm
    GreenBeret7 June 15th, 2010 at 4:58 pm
    All Logan has to do is get one hitter out and he’ll have a successful recall. If the Yanks are depending on a one batter specialist to win a game, then they have more problems than Boone Logan.

    If he comes through and pitches in two of these games and shuts down his batters, how many are going to acknowledge it without it being a backhanded compliment?
    ——————————————
    Early in the season there were lots of negative comments about Marte, who has been lights out for the past month. I’m sure those same comments will repeat as soon as he gives up a couple of hits.

    ———————————————————————————————————————-

    It’s the same sort of crap spewed everytime Cano came to bat last year and again early this year and now he’s those posters favorite player. same thing with Rodriguez during his first couple of post season at bats when he was hitless. Either hate ‘em and keep your comments to yourself when they succeed or give him a chance to get the job done. I’d kill to have had a chance to hit Halladay or get Utley out. I didn’t have the talent. Why knock somebody that does something better than me?

    I’m not pointing this towards you, MG. just the whiners.

  72. Macfan June 15th, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    “# MTU (aka GBURL) June 15th, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    LGY-

    Not that my opinion counts for anything but I like your big picture thinking on the meaning of any individual game.

    This might satisfy some blood lust for a desparate fan but it doesn’t matter one iota in the big picture of the season.

    I’m pulling for CC tonite but I won’t be shocked or hurt if he loses to another great pitcher named Doc Halladay.

    There’s no shame in that. :)”

    +++++++++++++

    I’m content with the Yankees having returned back to doing what they have been doing early on in the season taking 1 series at a time.

    We had that hiccup in Toronto when the offense couldn’t buy a hit against Cecil and Romero, but overall the Yankees have been taking care of business.

    If they drop tonight against Halladay, get them tomorrow night and shoot for 2 of 3 once again.

  73. Yankee Trader June 15th, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    I’m not excited about Logan either, but look at his attached AAA stats and see that his control has been better.

    http://web.minorleaguebaseball.....38;cid=531

  74. H.M.S. Constantine June 15th, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    Big Irabu Sabathia tonight:

    6 IP, 6 runs, 10 hits.

  75. MTU (aka GBURL) June 15th, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    Vinny-

    I’m a Man’s man. I have 2 adorable Shih Tzu’s (no wisecracks GB).

    One is all black and the other is a blonde.

    The black one is all feisty and stuff and the blonde…. Well you know ? :)

  76. Warning Track Power June 15th, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    All the Yankees haters are currently turning on their CUP, stretching their fingers in anticipation of typing how badly the phils will win tonight and write the most negative things about C.C.

  77. MG June 15th, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    MacFan, I have no ‘faith’ in Boone Logan, he is just roster filler and the last (or next to last) guy out of the bullpen. If the Yankees had a better choice for that role they would have filled it with that pitcher. They don’t intentionally bring someone up they know will get shelled, he is more than capable of getting one or two lefthanded batters out in the right situation. If he doesn’t and the Yankees lose a game, that’s all part of the full season.

  78. Phil the Thrill June 15th, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    MTU,

    If you guys want, maybe after the game tonight or tomorrow or in the next few days, we can talk more about the draft and what the signing strategy might be, and the coming IFA period. We kind of have to have to the right mix of forumers to facilitate that, so if the right crowd’s around, we can do it.

  79. GreenBeret7 June 15th, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    Yankee Trader June 15th, 2010 at 5:22 pm
    NYYs have two West Coast trips coming up in a 3 week period. That includes one day game in NYY and a day game on the West Coast the next. That’s some ugly scheduling.

    —————————————————-
    Looking on the bright side-this will give Cliff Lee more time to get to know his future Yankee teamates before the All Star break July 13th.

    ———————————————————————————————————————-

    LMAO. There’s an old saying in the military about not pissing down my back and telling me that it’s raining.

    I’m no conspiracist, but, that’s not a schedule that anybody has.

    How are things with you, Trader? Haven’t seen you around much, lately.

  80. LGY June 15th, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    “Not that my opinion counts for anything but I like your big picture thinking on the meaning of any individual game.”

    ——————————-

    MTU,

    Your opinion may not have counted for anything before, but now that you have paid some serious tribute to YMH well… ;) jk.

  81. MG June 15th, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    GreenBeret7 June 15th, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    I’m not pointing this towards you, MG. just the whiners.
    —————————————————
    GB, I know and agree completely. We were both huge Cano supporters last season and it’s interesting how all the bashers have disappeared since Robbie became about the best player in the AL in 2010.

  82. BIG AL June 15th, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    It’s tough to look at minor league stats on Logan, or any other pitcher. The hitters in AAA go after bad pitches, and the umps have a wide strike zone. Yes, Logan looks better, but, he must show it at the MLB level if he hopes to remain at that level.

  83. GreenBeret7 June 15th, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    MTU (aka GBURL) June 15th, 2010 at 5:26 pm
    Vinny-

    I’m a Man’s man. I have 2 adorable Shih Tzu’s (no wisecracks GB).

    One is all black and the other is a blonde.

    The black one is all feisty and stuff and the blonde…. Well you know ?

    ———————————————————————————————————————-

    LMAO. You sure make typing wisecracks tough when you cut me off at the pass.

  84. LGY June 15th, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    Phil the Thrill,

    Just a quick question. There was a lot of talk about DePaula a month or 2 ago and it just seemed to completely die out.

    Did anything happen with him and I just missed it?

  85. MTU (aka GBURL) June 15th, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    Phil-

    That sounds great. I’d love that. Just let us know what works.

    I find that sort of discussion fascinating and instructive. :)

  86. Macfan June 15th, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    # GreenBeret7 June 15th, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    It’s the same sort of crap spewed everytime Cano came to bat last year and again early this year and now he’s those posters favorite player. same thing with Rodriguez during his first couple of post season at bats when he was hitless. Either hate ‘em and keep your comments to yourself when they succeed or give him a chance to get the job done. I’d kill to have had a chance to hit Halladay or get Utley out. I didn’t have the talent. Why knock somebody that does something better than me?

    I’m not pointing this towards you, MG. just the whiners.”

    ++++++++++++++++

    I’m not going to continue this discussion with you much longer, but its called being a fan.

    We aren’t all monolithic in expressing our opinions, its part of rooting for a team.

    Just because you choose to have one way of being and expressing yourself as a Yankee fan doesn’t mean everyone has to fit into that criteria.

    This is a Yankees blog and many different “Yankee fans” with different personalities are on here.

    Some fans are vocal some are laid back, some are passionate, some are calm and relaxed.

  87. vinny-b (Brett Gardner will never see the bench again) June 15th, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    “I’m a Man’s man. I have 2 adorable Shih Tzu’s (no wisecracks GB).
    One is all black and the other is a blonde.
    The black one is all feisty and stuff and the blonde…. Well you know ? :)”
    ———————————————————–

    o ok. cool

    been researching dogs lately. Had a Manchester Terrier, back in the 90′s. Wouldn’t mind getting another, except the breed is near extinct.

    the other choices are doberman, or whippet. Very fond of both

  88. MTU (aka GBURL) June 15th, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    GB-

    “You sure make typing wisecracks tough when you cut me off at the pass.”

    I have come to know your ways. :)

  89. Yankee Trader June 15th, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    Warning Track Power June 15th, 2010 at 5:26 pm
    All the Yankees haters are currently turning on their CUP.
    ———————————————————

    Ouch, that must hurt!!!!!!!

    —————————————

    GB7- I’m doing well. I’ve been here, but have been masquerading as a “troll.” Just kidding. Hope your recovery has been going well!!

  90. GreenBeret7 June 15th, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    MG June 15th, 2010 at 5:30 pm
    GreenBeret7 June 15th, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    I’m not pointing this towards you, MG. just the whiners.
    —————————————————
    GB, I know and agree completely. We were both huge Cano supporters last season and it’s interesting how all the bashers have disappeared since Robbie became about the best player in the AL in 2010.

    ———————————————————————————————————————-

    As bad as most thought Cano’s 2008 season was, there weren’t more than 3 second basemen in baseball that had better years than that. The problem was that he had set some tough numbers to repeat year after year before that. He’s been a quality 2nd baseman since the start, and getting better. I’m not sure that this will be his best when all is said and done. I think that the best is yet to come.

  91. Macfan June 15th, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    “# MG June 15th, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    GreenBeret7 June 15th, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    I’m not pointing this towards you, MG. just the whiners.
    —————————————————
    GB, I know and agree completely. We were both huge Cano supporters last season and it’s interesting how all the bashers have disappeared since Robbie became about the best player in the AL in 2010.”

    +++++++++++++++

    The talent has always been there for Robbie and there were fans who wanted him to be traded, along with Hughes as far back for Johan Santana.

    In the offseason there were even a few folks that wanted him traded for Halladay and we could sign Orlando Hudson

    Anyone who watched Robbie can see all he needed to do was put it all together, the one knock on him was his struggles with runners in scoring position, that is no longer an issues this season. :)

    He has now matured into one of the best all around hitters in baseball, hitting for AVG and Power and getting on base at an excellent rate.

    Patience was the key.

  92. 28 in 2010 June 15th, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    Let’s go Boston Celtics. Crush those LA Red Sox !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  93. MTU (aka GBURL) June 15th, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    Vinny-

    That’s interesting about dog breeds and stuff.

    Correct me if I am wrong but I believe the Manchester terrier was one of the ancestors of the Doberman. I believe , if memory serves that the Manny was crossed with the Rotweiller to produce the Doberman.

    I had a friend who was really into exotic dog breeds and he had a Pharoah Hound.

    Very unusual and rare. the Egyptian Kings had a nasty habit of taking them into the after life with them.

    Looked more like a big cat to me than a dog.

  94. GreenBeret7 June 15th, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    trader, all is going great on the Road To Wellville. I have a checkup in Florida around the All-Star break, and if the checkup goes well, it’s one every year after a final in December. I’m getting tired of these trips and not getting out to the ball parks. Thanks for asking.

  95. Yankee Trader June 15th, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    As bad as most thought Cano’s 2008 season was, there weren’t more than 3 second basemen in baseball that had better years than that. The problem was that he had set some tough numbers to repeat year after year before that. He’s been a quality 2nd baseman since the start, and getting better. I’m not sure that this will be his best when all is said and done. I think that the best is yet to come.
    ————————————————-
    At this point he wins a batting title, gets named MVP and wins a Gold Glove. If the best is yet to come it has to be the triple crown!!! :)

  96. MTU (aka GBURL) June 15th, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    Gb-

    ” I think that the best is yet to come.”

    That’s just scary GB, and I think you might be right. :)

  97. Phil the Thrill June 15th, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    LGY,

    the DePaula case is an interesting one. As far as I know, MLB still has not cleared him to sign anywhere. The Yanks were interested, but only if he was cleared to sign and if they could get him a visa. The last I heard, Sandy Alderson was over there questioning him on behalf of MLB. It’s gotten very convoluted.

  98. GreenBeret7 June 15th, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    Not sure that Cano can get to 40 homers to win a Triple Crown, but, I think 35 is reachable.

  99. LGY June 15th, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    Phil,

    Thanks. It seemed like he was a subject in the rumor mill everyday for a while there and then just completely fell off the map.

    Why wouldn’t MLB clear him to sign? Age concerns or are there other reasons?

  100. GreenBeret7 June 15th, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    Yeah, Cano can reach some career defining seasons over the next 5 years….those that say that he’s among the best ever….seasons close to those of the best Ryne Sandberg seasons and multiple batting titles. he and Mauer should have some great fights for a few years.

  101. MTU (aka GBURL) June 15th, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    Gb-
    That the thing about Cano that some fail to appreciate.

    His strength and power.

    The ball just jumps of his bat.

    He is so smooth and so strong that 30-35 seems attainable to me also.

    He has, as of this moment, very little vertical cieling.

    Sh-t. He’s getting to be like the Secretariat of 2nd baseman. :)

  102. CD June 15th, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    The problem with Cano is that he doesn’t hit with men on base

    All his HRs are solo. For a guy with 13 HRs and 17 doubles, he only has 47 RBIs. That is the exact same as a guy like David Wright.

    He doesn’t have the propensity to get the ‘big’ hit like a 3-R HR or bases clearing double. When he hits his extra base hits, they come with nobody on base for the most part.

  103. stuckey June 15th, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    “Some fans are vocal some are laid back, some are passionate, some are calm and relaxed.”

    I enjoy how the type of conduct we are talking about is described as “vocal” and “passionate”.

    Passion does not excuse dragging the discourse down to an embarrassing level.

  104. Rich on the 6 train June 15th, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    Any word on how Jorge is feeling. Apparently he was sore at the end of Sunday’s game.

    Have they completely given up on Albaladejo?

  105. Phil the Thrill June 15th, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    I forgot about that bases empty grandslam Cano hit the first time he batted clean-up.

    LGY,

    Age and identity vetting. That’s about all, but it’s silly and a lot of the show is being produced so that Comrade Bud can force some sort of international draft.

  106. LGY June 15th, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    “The problem with Cano is that he doesn’t hit with men on base

    All his HRs are solo. For a guy with 13 HRs and 17 doubles, he only has 47 RBIs. That is the exact same as a guy like David Wright.

    He doesn’t have the propensity to get the ‘big’ hit like a 3-R HR or bases clearing double. When he hits his extra base hits, they come with nobody on base for the most part.”

    ————————————-

    He is hitting .360 with runners on and .379 with runners in scoring position this year.

    What more do you want?

    The only reason his RBI total is not higher is because Tex has barely been on base this season.

  107. JonS June 15th, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    Speaking of first basemen, M. Cabrera has the 2010 MVP won already.

  108. stuckey June 15th, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    “The problem with Cano is that he doesn’t hit with men on base

    “All his HRs are solo. For a guy with 13 HRs and 17 doubles, he only has 47 RBIs. That is the exact same as a guy like David Wright.

    “He doesn’t have the propensity to get the ‘big’ hit like a 3-R HR or bases clearing double. When he hits his extra base hits, they come with nobody on base for the most part.”

    Can someone please just kill me.

    I’ve officially seen everything.

  109. BIG AL June 15th, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    GB7 I don’t think Mauer will be able to stay as productive as he’s been over several years, unless he’s removed as a C. The wear and tear of catching will slow him down in the coming years.

  110. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos June 15th, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    boy, a person goes out for an hour or so, and comes back and another Yankee has an injury – and there wasn’t a game yet and when was the last time Mitre even pitched?????

    :roll:

  111. Yankee Trader June 15th, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    CD-

    Look at Cano’s stats before you make those comments, especially with runners on base.

    http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/p.....eContainer

  112. MTU (aka GBURL) June 15th, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    LGY-

    Why did you bother to diginify that post with an answer ?

    Everyone knows Cano just sucks. You couldn’t trade him to another team for a can of Diet Pepsi. He’s not a budding superstar. He’s just a has been, never can be, never will be kind of player.

    Nobody, and I mean nobody, would want him. Am I right ? :)

  113. GreenBeret7 June 15th, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    Cano has 3 hitters in front of him that are on pace for 100 RBI each. Just how many does he have to get to satisfy people? He’s on a 130 RBI pace himself.

  114. LGY June 15th, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    Phil,

    Interesting stuff. Thanks for the info. It seems like Dud Selig really likes to throw around his weight when it comes to prospects. Pretty funny considering he keeps his head in the sand for most of the stuff going on with big leaguers :lol:

  115. MTU (aka GBURL) June 15th, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    Stuckey-

    “Can someone please just kill me.

    I’ve officially seen everything.”

    LOL. great line. Kill me too. :)

  116. vblade June 15th, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    # CD June 15th, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    The problem with Cano is that he doesn’t hit with men on base

    All his HRs are solo. For a guy with 13 HRs and 17 doubles, he only has 47 RBIs. That is the exact same as a guy like David Wright.

    He doesn’t have the propensity to get the ‘big’ hit like a 3-R HR or bases clearing double. When he hits his extra base hits, they come with nobody on base for the most part.

    —————————–

    Runner on 2nd: .429/.529 /.786/1.315
    Runner on 3rd: .500/.571/1.000/1.571
    Runners on 2nd and 3rd: .600/.556/.600/1.156
    Bases Loaded: .500/.429/1.167/1.595
    Overall RISP: .379/.443/.636/1.079

    Yeah he doesn’t hit with men on base. Right….

  117. Rick June 15th, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    I can’t understand why Royce Ring wasn’t given a chance as a bullpen lefty. His unorthodox delivery looked good in the spring.

  118. GreenBeret7 June 15th, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    Doreen – GTLU Stuff & Photos June 15th, 2010 at 5:55 pm
    boy, a person goes out for an hour or so, and comes back and another Yankee has an injury – and there wasn’t a game yet and when was the last time Mitre even pitched?????

    ———————————————————————————————————————-

    They say it happened during batting practice, but, I believe that Gaudin kicked him to get the extra innings. Just a theory of course.

  119. LGY June 15th, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    MTU,

    Good point. In an ADD culture though it seems that you really have to beat people over the head with stuff sometimes for them to get it.

  120. BIG AL June 15th, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    JonS June 15th, 2010 at 5:53 pm
    Speaking of first basemen, M. Cabrera has the 2010 MVP won already.
    _____________________________________________________

    Are you for real? Right now Cano should be the leader for MVP. Who in MLB is his equal at this point in the season?

    Cabrera’s stats: .330 .406 .652 1.058
    Cano’s stats: .371 .418 .613 1.030

  121. MTU (aka GBURL) June 15th, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    Can somebody. anybody. Please send me ten Cano’s for my baseball team. Nevermind. Make it 100. Wowza. :)

  122. Bronx Jeers June 15th, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    “The problem with Cano is that he doesn’t hit with men on base”

    Exactly.

    It’s like I’ve been saying for years, Pettitte’s good but he’s just not a big-game pitcher.

    And don’t get me started with the problems with our closer. I can’t wait for that guy to retire.

  123. BIG AL June 15th, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    Why is it that people make comments about what Cano, or any other player can’t do, have never bothered to look at the stats. What’s their problem – can’t read?

  124. Phil the Thrill June 15th, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    LGY,

    History will not look favorably on the Comrade Bud era.

  125. vblade June 15th, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    Cano with a runner on 3rd and less than 2 out:

    .857/.636/1.571/2.208

    That’s way past even video game numbers.

  126. stuckey June 15th, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    I got 2 bits for anyone who wants to take the bet that tonight’s troll mantra will be how good pitching exposes the Yankees offense…

  127. Macfan June 15th, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    “# Rick June 15th, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    I can’t understand why Royce Ring wasn’t given a chance as a bullpen lefty. His unorthodox delivery looked good in the spring.”

    +++++++++++++++++

    My only thinking is he is not on the 40 man roster and thus got burned with getting the opportunity instead because of that.

  128. Jim June 15th, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    Any one know of a website where they publish the signing bonuses/money these draftees get?

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