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Colin Curtis called up from Scranton

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jun 21, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

No word on a corresponding move, but outfielder Colin Curtis has been called up from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Curtis was hitting .280 in Triple-A. He’s a versatile outfielder who can play all three spots with a little bit of power and speed on offense. He might have been called up earlier this season, but he suffered a high ankle sprain that left him on the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre disabled list. He came back slowly but hit .293 in his past 10 games.

Still not sure who’s coming off the roster. The obvious choice would be Chad Huffman, but I’m hearing it might not be him. Could be Chad Moeller or Kevin Russo instead.

Curtis will have to be added to the 40-man roster.

 
 

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197 Responses to “Colin Curtis called up from Scranton”

  1. RalphieD (OPPC) June 21st, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    interesting…

  2. Shane S. June 21st, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    Maybe cutting ties with Chad Moeller? If the DFA him it opens spots on both the 25 and 40-man roster. If Girardi feels comfortable with Posada catching 4 of 6 games, it makes sense.

  3. gayle June 21st, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    If a 40 man needs to be made I would guess Moller bye bye as it frees a 40 man spot

  4. ac1 June 21st, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    Has to be Huffman. With Jeter and ARod and their pains, should have two IF. I am interested in what Curtis can do.

  5. Giuseppe Franco June 21st, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    I doubt Moeller is getting cut. Posada still isn’t ready to catch on back to back days yet.

  6. ac1 June 21st, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    Guess it could be Moeller. Just dont think with all the nagging injuries in the IF that they choose now to send Russo down.

  7. Erin June 21st, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    I’m thinking it’ll be Huffman

  8. G. Love June 21st, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    It’s possible it’s Moeller. Kevin Cash was just cut loose by Houston so Cashman could be hedging his bets that he can slip Moeller through waivers or sign Cash to go to AAA.

  9. Chad Jennings June 21st, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    My guess is Moeller. Posada can’t DH the next seven days anyway. Figure he catches two out of three in the next two series. At that point he could be ready to catch back-to-back by the time the Yankees have a DH again next week.

  10. Andrew June 21st, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    Perhaps they think after this road trip is when Posada will be ready to catch back-to-back games, and since they have 2 off-days this week they could justify dumping Moeller now so Girardi has ample pinch hitting/defensive replacement options for the late innings in the NL parks. Get the big white binder ready, Joe G.

  11. CRAWDADDY (Boycott ESPN-NY) June 21st, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    Interesting, I think it’s Moeller.

  12. SAS June 21st, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    Anxious to find out who it is. It is obviously Huffman or Moeller.

  13. Jerkface June 21st, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    I heard they are DFAing A-rod.

  14. Erin June 21st, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    Good points on the catching situation. Maybe it will be Moeller.

  15. Warning Track Power June 21st, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    Jeter-SS
    Swisher-RF
    Tex-1B
    ARod-3B
    Cano-2B
    Posada-C
    Granderson-CF
    Gardner-LF
    A.J.-P

  16. Chip June 21st, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    I think it’s Russo –

    I think Moeller stays until Jorge’s foot is sound enough for him to catch back to back games.

    I also think that when we get back to the AL parks you’re going to see a lot of Colin Curtis in the lineup at DH.

  17. Chip June 21st, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    REPOST:

    Speaking of Josh Hamilton, I wonder if there?s any way to work a Hamilton for Joba deal (other pieces would have to be included, but those would be the main names)

    Here?s the thinking on my part ? as great as Hamilton has performed, he?s got a couple of red flags, notably the injury issues.

    If Texas brings in Joba, they can either use him in the pen and move Neftali Feliz to the rotation or move Joba into the rotation (or for this season use both of them in the pen and have two power arms shutting the games down.)

    Nelson Cruz will be back soon and Texas can go with a OF/DH rotation of Borbon, Murphy, Cruz and Vlad, or, and this would be controversial ? the full deal could be: Gardner, Joba and a Mark Melancon level prospect for Hamilton and maybe Chris Ray.

    At that point you?re looking at a Yankee lineup of:

    Jeter
    Swisher
    Tex
    Cano
    Alex
    Hamilton
    Posada
    Granderson
    Thames ? DH or Cervelli ? C

  18. Giuseppe Franco June 21st, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    # Chad Jennings June 21st, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    My guess is Moeller. Posada can’t DH the next seven days anyway. Figure he catches two out of three in the next two series. At that point he could be ready to catch back-to-back by the time the Yankees have a DH again next week.

    ———

    That logic certainly makes sense. I’m just wondering whether Girardi and Casman would want to part with Moeller right now since Posada still isn’t fully back yet.

    But you could very well be right.

  19. Al June 21st, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    What the hell do we need another LH outfielder for?

  20. Irreverent Discourse June 21st, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    chip – can hamilton pitch in the bullpen? because if not… uh… no thanks.

  21. Nick in SF in Larkspur June 21st, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    re-post — I hope this doesn’t screw up Sports Geek’s commenting stats:

    Jon Miller — as play-by-play broadcaster for the Giants — is one of the very best in the game.

    He just won the Ford Frick Award!

  22. Jerkface June 21st, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    lol Yes the Rangers are going to trade Hamilton for Joba Chamberlain while they are in first place in the AL west and look very likely to make the playoffs. And they will trade him to the team they are most likely to face in the first round.

  23. Peter June 21st, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    They don’t need to make a 40-man move because they are at 39 players with Nick Johnson on the 60-day DL.

  24. Jerkface June 21st, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    Jon Miller — as play-by-play broadcaster for the Giants — is one of the very best in the game.

    He just won the Ford Frick Award!

    Joe Engel, famous Jon Miller impersonator who does radio for the Orioles, is also very good and won the Ford Flick Award for best Jon Miller impersonator.

  25. MO June 21st, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    Miranda would have been a much better fit as a pinch hitter in an NL park.

    We don’t have a single power threat off the bench as a pinch hitter, just a bunch of guys who can’t hit…

  26. GreenBeret7 June 21st, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    On the Pine tar Game of 24 July, 1983.

    Mattingly played a lot of right field when he came up in late 1982 and at mid-season in 1983.
    Steve Balboni actually started at first base that day. Guidry finished the game in center field. Griffey was the normal first baseman in 1983.

  27. Brian Cashman $$$$$$$ June 21st, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    The New York Yankees and Chad Moeller are PARTING WAYS!!!

  28. Tom in NJ June 21st, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    Thanks, GB.

  29. SAS June 21st, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    GB,

    Your memory is amazing!!!!

  30. Tarantula June 21st, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    Why didn’t Cash go after Vlad this off season? He would have been the perfect DH. He killed us in the playoffs. No Cash goes after the very durable Nick Johnson.

  31. Nick in SF in Larkspur June 21st, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    We have covered this ground before, but Joe Angel is awful, his voice is (I think) the only thing that keeps him employed… he was a Giants broadcaster for one year and it was pretty obvious none of the others liked him. It was kind of sad.

    Thankfully the Orioles have not allowed him to use his “that’s one in the WIN COLUMN” much this year.

  32. Phil the Thrill June 21st, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    That’s great news for Colin!

  33. Erica in NY June 21st, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    Brian Cashman $$$$$$$ June 21st, 2010 at 5:06 pm
    The New York Yankees and Chad Moeller are PARTING WAYS!!!
    ********************

    LOL… I have to admit, I didn’t miss this messages

  34. Nick in SF in Larkspur June 21st, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    Heh heh, good to see Brian Cashman $$$$$$ again.

    Ah, memories.

  35. GreenBeret7 June 21st, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    Maybe Miranda….when he starts hitting. He’s hitting about .215 since his demotion.

  36. champ809 June 21st, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    GTLU

    Jeet SS
    Grandy CF
    Tex 1B
    ARod 3B
    MVP 2B
    Jorge C
    Swish RF
    Gardy LF
    AJ SP………..hopefully it’s “A” game AJ tonight….

  37. 86w183 June 21st, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    I’m with AL, another LH outfielder doesn’t make much sense. That makes me think it’ll be Moeller since he can’t hit any kind of pitching.

    Peter is correct, Yanks at 39 right now.

    Miller is a great pbp man, especially without Morgan. I love Costas and Kaat

  38. Warning Track Power June 21st, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    Peter June 21st, 2010 at 5:05 pm
    They don’t need to make a 40-man move because they are at 39 players with Nick Johnson on the 60-day DL.
    ***********************************************************************
    before we all start guessing who may be sent down, can’t we get confirmation about the roster, if Moeller would need to clear waivers, etc….

    nothing irritates me more when an MLB announces a player move and does not take the time to inform fans of the possibilities, other factors about making a transaction, etc….

  39. Jerkface June 21st, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    Why didn?t Cash go after Vlad this off season? He would have been the perfect DH. He killed us in the playoffs. No Cash goes after the very durable Nick Johnson.

    he has a huge road/home split this year, runs like a grandma, and was as much an injury risk as matsui/johnson.

  40. champ809 June 21st, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    hope it’s Moeller….

  41. Irreverent Discourse June 21st, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    gb7 – he was hitting .215 before his promotion, so no harm no foul.

  42. Brian Cashman $$$$$$$ June 21st, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    You can quote me on that, people.

  43. GreenBeret7 June 21st, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    You’re welcome, Tom. anytime.

  44. Warning Track Power June 21st, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    Can’t imagine Russo would be sent down because he has proved his vaule to the team.

    Can’t imagine Moeller because Posada has yet to prove Moeller is no longer needed as insurance.

    Must be Huffan???

  45. yankswin27 June 21st, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    Awesome move!!! I love Colin Curtis!!

  46. Jerkface June 21st, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    Regardless of the west coasts displease with angel, he still had one of the great alltime exchanges with his color guy.

    CG: Now warming up in the Yankees bullpen..-
    PBP: Don’t say it.
    CG: Warming up is Mar-
    PBP: Don’t you tell me that!
    CG: Its Mar-
    PBP: Don’t do it!
    CG: Warming up in the orioles bullpen is Josh Anderson
    PBP: Thank you, Bill

    Paraphrased, but classic

  47. GreenBeret7 June 21st, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    SAS June 21st, 2010 at 5:09 pm
    GB,

    Your memory is amazing!!!!

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

    Who are you again?

    More to the pont….who am I?

    SAS, I can remember anything…as along as it’s trivial. I can’t remember my house phone and cell phone numbers though. always have to ask somebody else.

  48. Meryl June 21st, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    If I had to guess, it would probably be Moeller. As long as Jorge can catch two games in the next seven days, theres no need for a 3rd catcher.

    As for tonight’s lineup:

    Jeter SS
    Swisher RF
    Teixeria 1B
    Arod 3B
    Cano 2B
    Cervelli C
    Granderson CF
    Gardner LF
    Burnett P

  49. Nick in SF in Larkspur June 21st, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    Joe Angel also has this in his arsenal of shtick, after a game he gives the “lovely totals” or “not-so-lovely totals”.

    What a hump!

    Jerkface was right to misspell his name. He deserves no better.

  50. becca June 21st, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    They didn’t call up Juan Miranda because he has a foot injury

  51. rconn23 June 21st, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    Josh Hamilton for Joba Chamberlain?! lol

    I’m sure Brian Cashman would love to swing that deal, the Rangers… not so much. First place teams don’t trade their superstar for an out-of-shape reliever with a bloated ERA.

  52. Tarantula June 21st, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    “he has a huge road/home split this year, runs like a grandma, and was as much an injury risk as matsui/johnson.”

    Vlad would have rocked in NY. Period!!!! 2010 stats thru 6/18: 327 15 57 .366 .554

  53. Tarantula June 21st, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    Um Vlad’s salary is 5.5 million just like the glass man’s.

  54. Warning Track Power June 21st, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    N. Johnson currently is on the 60 day DL and not on the 40 man roster
    Interesting.

  55. vinny-b (Brett Gardner will never see the bench again) June 21st, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    “Jon Miller — as play-by-play broadcaster for the Giants — is one of the very best in the game”
    —————————————————————————

    can anyone over-pronounce a spanish word, better than Jon Miller?

  56. Irreverent Discourse June 21st, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    Vlad’s home/away splits:

    Home – .381/.407/.669
    Away – .259/.317/.411

    No thank you.

  57. Erica in NY June 21st, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    Leaving work-
    Will be back like 9ish tonight

    Bye for now!

  58. GreenBeret7 June 21st, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    Whoever it is that Curtis is replacing, it has to be somebody on the 40 man roster, so, that has to be Moeller. They aren’t going to give Huffman back.

  59. Tarantula June 21st, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    Home – .381/.407/.669
    Away – .259/.317/.411

    No thank you.”"

    That is a bit picky of you considering NJ isn’t going to play for us period.

  60. vinny-b (Brett Gardner will never see the bench again) June 21st, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    interested to see what Colin Curtis can do. He may do quite well

  61. sandy g June 21st, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    the yankees need a righty bat not another lefty hitter.cashman has done a terrible job putting this roster together.they have dead wood on this team with park,gaudin,moeller,pena,russo,huffman,thames and nick johnson.there are players out there who are available like hunter pence,corey hart,ryan doumit,ryan lubwick,ty wiggington,and david dejuses and alex gordon,jhonny peralta etc

  62. SAS June 21st, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    GB7,

    You know who I am…the one with the handsome, adorable grandson who is going to the South “to court” your granddaughter.

  63. Tom in NJ June 21st, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    Cashman has done an awful job putting tis team togeter!

    If I were in charge they’d have the best record in the league!

  64. gfd June 21st, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    Power rankings out, Yankees still the best in the Mlb, espn

    Yankees
    bos
    Rays
    Braves
    Rangers
    Twin
    Padres
    Tigers
    Mets
    Phillies-15th

  65. MTU (aka GBURL) June 21st, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    Tom-

    I never saw your reply as to which band your GF’s sister was in ?

    I think I got that right. :)

  66. The Philly Phitins June 21st, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    Yankees no DH tonight, can you say Lis Franc, Oblique strain, hit by pitch, for AJ?

  67. Tarantula June 21st, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    DFA Nick Johnson. The NYY don’t need him. Duh Cashman, did you bother to look at NJ’s injury history? For someone that enjoys statistics, this is the biggest blunder of all:

    2000 – Strained muscle in his right hand checking his swing. Out entire season .

    2002 – Bone bruise in left wrist occurred during a caught line drive. Out 24 games .

    2003 – Stress fracture in his third metacarpal bone in his right band. Out 61 games .

    2004 – Lumbar strain. Out 46 games . Returned, fractured right cheekbone. Out remainder of season from August 20th on .

    2005 – Suffered right heel contusion trying to avoid a tag. Out 24 games .

    2006 – Fractured right femur in a collision on September 23. Out remainder of season and entire 2007 season .

    2008 – Injured right wrist tendon sheath swinging a bat on May 13. Out remainder of the season .

    2009 – Strained right hamstring. Out 15 games .

    Thank you Cash!!!!

  68. nord June 21st, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    Why on earth would you want Jorge to catch back to back or even every other game? The guy is on another planet instead of in a battery where the catcher is often key to the pitcher’s success. In every series, Cervelli, Posada, Cervelli and never Posada with AJ again.

  69. Phil the Thrill June 21st, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    Colin likes hitting in Arizona.

  70. MTU (aka GBURL) June 21st, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    Phil-

    “Colin likes hitting in Arizona.”

    A legend of the Fall. ;)

  71. Tom in NJ June 21st, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    MTU, It wasn’t who you thought it might be. And to be honest, her name slipped my mind because I am an idiot.

    I spent the weekend on a boat drinking beer. Please understand.

  72. GreenBeret7 June 21st, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    LMAO. SAS, You’d better hope that handsome, adorable young guy can outrun that killer attack dog that watches the twins. “Killer” will catch him and lick him to death. That dog has the wettest licks in the world.

    He loves kids…just not many adults. sidney has been trying to st stand up and uses “Killer’s” ears or tail to pull herself up. If he’s laying down, she gets on his back. He just lays there and lets her have her way.

  73. MO June 21st, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    Tarantula – Just another case of Cash trying to show the world how smart he is and how he can find bargain-basement players and doesn’t need all-stars.

  74. Scott June 21st, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    Phil

    Do we have the right crowd here today to talk serious prospects/farm?

  75. GreenBeret7 June 21st, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    MTU (aka GBURL) June 21st, 2010 at 5:37 pm
    Phil-

    “Colin likes hitting in Arizona.”

    A legend of the Fall.

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

    More like “The Fall Of The Legend”. at least the Lohud Legend.

  76. MTU (aka GBURL) June 21st, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    Tom-

    No worries. Just thought I’d follow up.

    Good thing you didn’t fall over the side. :)

  77. Tarantula June 21st, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    “Tarantula – Just another case of Cash trying to show the world how smart he is and how he can find bargain-basement players and doesn’t need all-stars.”

    I wonder what the real motivation was? His injury history is so blatant, and he’s simply unlucky. Of course the koolaid drinkers will find a way to say it was the smart move lmao.

  78. RC 16 June 21st, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    FYI – Arizona doesn’t have a single lefty in their bullpen

    Qualls, Heilman, Rosas, Vazquez, Gutierrez, Boyer, Demel are all righties

    So Curtis being a lefty is a positive this series. Dodgers have Kuo/Sherill, but Sherill has a 7 ERA.

  79. Tom in NJ June 21st, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    It was great fun MTU.

    We were up in the finger lakes region of NY.

  80. Tarantula June 21st, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    How does it work if Cash DFA’s NJ?

  81. MTU (aka GBURL) June 21st, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    GB-

    “More like “The Fall Of The Legend”. at least the Lohud Legend.”

    You’re a born Iconoclastic hellraiser.

    Good thing you can “copy and paste” your response. :)

  82. PC Dave June 21st, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    “How does it work if Cash DFA’s NJ?

    He looks like a fool for signing him and penciling him into the #2 spot to replace Damon?

  83. SAS June 21st, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    GB,

    He is an older gentleman….almost 2 1/2, big blue eyes and fire engine red hair. Very tall and just a tad shy

  84. Giuseppe Franco June 21st, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    Cash isn’t going to DFA Johnson.

    At thsi point, they are probably hoping they catch lightning in a bottle in the second half if and when he returns.

    But he’s on the 60-man DL so they don’t need to DFA him.

  85. MTU (aka GBURL) June 21st, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    Tom-

    “It was great fun MTU.

    We were up in the finger lakes region of NY.”

    Well then it’s really good you didn’t fall overboard.

    Long way to the bottom.

    Is that anywhere near Lake George ?

  86. Patrick June 21st, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    Nick Johnson was a great signing at the time. Obviously it hasn’t worked out but at the time he was the best DH out there.

  87. The Philly Phitins June 21st, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    According to Mlb Mark is gaining in ASG voting after big week, are the fans crazy in the AL?

  88. Giuseppe Franco June 21st, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    60-day DL of course. Not 60-man DL. Boy, that would suck.

  89. Patrick June 21st, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    60-day DL of course. Not 60-man DL. Boy, that would suck.

    This is the Yankees, not the Mets :)

  90. Wave Your Hat June 21st, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    There’s an open slot on the 40 man, right?

  91. SJ44 June 21st, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    One would think if someone is going to complain about the GM they would understand the DFA rules and see why it would be foolish to DFA Johnson.

  92. Tarantula June 21st, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    Thanks Giuseppe. It’s just hard to accept that NJ was picked up this off season. In the world of stocks and finance they always say past performance isn’t a guarantee of future results but in the case of NJ, past injuries is a guarantee of future injuries. OH well!

  93. SJ44 June 21st, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    Wave,

    Yes. They currently have 39 guys on the 40 Man Roster.

  94. Phil the Thrill June 21st, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    Scott,

    so-so. We can give it a shot if you want.

  95. Tom in NJ June 21st, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    West of Lake George, MTU we were up in Skaneateles Lake which is in Onondaga county-where the GF is from. I was just at a wedding at Lake George 2 weeks ago, however.

  96. Patrick June 21st, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    One would think if someone is going to complain about the GM they would understand the DFA rules and see why it would be foolish to DFA Johnson.

    Some fans are vindictive and want to punish players for doing poorly or getting injured.

  97. Warning Track Power June 21st, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    SJ44 June 21st, 2010 at 5:49 pm
    One would think if someone is going to complain about the GM they would understand the DFA rules and see why it would be foolish to DFA Johnson.

    *************************************************************************
    IMO the person(s) who run this blog should go into great detail about the rules of the 40 man roster.

    When fans read a post about Curtis getting called up, it’s obvious the fans are going to wonder who could be sent down to make room.

  98. Wave Your Hat June 21st, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    Thanks, SJ44.

  99. GreenBeret7 June 21st, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    SAS June 21st, 2010 at 5:44 pm
    GB,

    He is an older gentleman….almost 2 1/2, big blue eyes and fire engine red hair. Very tall and just a tad shy

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

    sidney doesn’t like “geezers”. I’m trying to explain the evils of men to her. Things like they’re just after you for your bottle and blankie and they like to slobber.

    That makes her dislike every man except “Papa”.

  100. SJ44 June 21st, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    His signing was based on risk. Just like you sometimes take a flyer on a stock. If you hit, you make a score. If you don’t, you move onto the next trade.

    Cash knew his injury history. He was hoping to get a guy with a high OBP who would stay healthy enough as the DH to give them 450-500 AB’s.

    Didn’t work out. It happens.

    Nobody bats 1.000 as a GM.

  101. MTU (aka GBURL) June 21st, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    Tom-

    That’s some beautiful country. And as an added bonus you can get drunk on the cheap by taking winery tours. :)

  102. Tarantula June 21st, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    “One would think if someone is going to complain about the GM they would understand the DFA rules and see why it would be foolish to DFA Johnson.”

    They might as well keep him on the DL. It’s too risky to put him in the line up during the playoffs.

  103. Phil the Thrill June 21st, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    Dellin Betances starts dealin’ in about an hour.

  104. Giuseppe Franco June 21st, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    Tarantula,

    I wasn’t the biggest fan of the Johnson signing either and it was because of the same reason why others had issues with it – his durability, or lack thereof.

    But Cashman made a lot of very good moves last year and has a new shiny WS ring on his finger so I gave him the benefit of the doubt on the Johnson move.

    I wanted Damon back, too. But Damon chose to do what he did and it was too late by the time he reconsidered his free agent strategy.

    Oh well. No GM is going to be perfect.

  105. matt June 21st, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    I hope the Yankees keep Kevin Russo and send down Ramiro Pena. Russo to me has been better defensively and offensly even though there numbers are about the same. But good move bringing up Colin Curtis.

  106. Tom in NJ June 21st, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    MTU, Yeah, upstate and central NY are beautiful. And the fact that both me and the GF are teachers mean we can spend a good solid month during the summer wanderinng around out there. It’s good for the soul.

  107. Tarantula June 21st, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    “His signing was based on risk. Just like you sometimes take a flyer on a stock. If you hit, you make a score. If you don’t, you move onto the next trade”

    I’d equate NJ to a penny stock that is being naked shorted. That is a tad too risky for moi.

  108. MTU (aka GBURL) June 21st, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    Thanks for the heads up on Dealin’ Dellin. :)

  109. Chip June 21st, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    Funny line by Steve Phillips talking about the Rangers.

    I don’t see how the Rangers, given all their financial problems can afford to trade for Roy Oswalt. At this point they don’t even have the resources to pay the tampering fine Nolan Ryan deserves for saying that the Rangers have interest in bringing in Roy Oswalt

  110. Patrick June 21st, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    I too wanted Damon back but I was excited about the Johnson signing. I still think he’ll contribute this year, maybe that’s too optimistic though.

    Heck, maybe the Tigers tank and the yanks trade for Damon :) I would be very happy

  111. GreenBeret7 June 21st, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    Alright….which one of the Lohud idiots is calling Francesa and demanding the Yanks bring in a big DH like Berkman?

  112. CT23 June 21st, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    actually this move makes a lot of sense. they would need a lefty bat off the bench especially with the need for pinch hitters. surprised it wasnt miranda though…but i think its huffman whos going down

  113. SJ44 June 21st, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    In an ideal world, Cash wanted to bring back Damon to DH and cover him in LF if Gardner couldn’t hack it.

    Damon and Boras outpriced themselves on the market.

    Cash didn’t want to wait until everyone was off the market because if he did, Boras would have all the leverage in the world to force Cash to overpay for Damon.

    That’s where Johnson comes in.

    I’d rather have Johnson, hurt and all, for one year than tying up 20 million dollars over 2 years for Damon. Which would have been the price if Cash waited out Damon and every other candidate left the market.

    As it stands now, if Cash wants Damon back, he could probably make a deal with the Tigers this year if they fall out of the race near the deadline.

    Its not like the Tigers view Damon in their long range plans.

  114. MTU (aka GBURL) June 21st, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    Tom-

    Damn. You’ve got it licked. You should spend a month wandering around out here sometime. It would spin your head around. :)

  115. Chip June 21st, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    I just think Russo is the most likely guy.

    With Huffman up they have a RH hitting OF back up; and Pena is a better defensive infielder than Russo so that would keep him up. Moeller, I think, stays until Jorge can catch back-to-back games.

    The move makes sense because, in looking at the Yankee bench, right now their best offensive player off the bench (as in to pinch hit for a pitcher) would be Cervelli.

  116. Wave Your Hat June 21st, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    I’ve been pretty bad at predicting the Yank roster moves but I can’t see them sending down Huffman and I can’t see them sending down Pena.

    I’d think it would be between Russo and Moeller. If they are still worried about Jorge then it would be Russo, but I think they need another pinch hitter for the NL parks and will let Moeller go.

  117. Tarantula June 21st, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    “Tarantula,

    I wasn’t the biggest fan of the Johnson signing either and it was because of the same reason why others had issues with it – his durability, or lack thereof.

    But Cashman made a lot of very good moves last year and has a new shiny WS ring on his finger so I gave him the benefit of the doubt on the Johnson move.

    I wanted Damon back, too. But Damon chose to do what he did and it was too late by the time he reconsidered his free agent strategy.

    Oh well. No GM is going to be perfect.”

    If you take on an injury risk, why not Vlad? He was sitting out there ripe for the picking. In Yankees Stadium, he would have had his way. He had a lot to prove with the Angels letting him go. I like those odds better, a player with a chip on his shoulder. NJ on the other hand we all know his injury history. Case closed.

  118. GreenBeret7 June 21st, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    Brilliant idea, Chimper. How subs for Jeter?

  119. Chip June 21st, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    I would be willing to bet that there’s no chance Damon comes back to the Yankees via trade this year.

    Of the former Yankee OF’ers around the league I think the one who has the best chance of coming back is Nady as a bat for the bench.

    Beyond that, I think Juan Rivera and Bobby Abreu have better chances of winding up with the Yankees than Damon.

  120. Rick June 21st, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    It’s time that Colin Curtis was given a shot. He’s an above average OF that tracks balls well and has some pop in his bat. He’s now healthy from his ankle sprain.
    This speaks volumes on the future of Juan Miranda as a Yankee.

  121. Patrick June 21st, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    I think Huffman goes down

  122. Chip June 21st, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    GreenBeret7 June 21st, 2010 at 5:59 pm
    Brilliant idea, Chimper. How subs for Jeter?
    ————

    Ramiro Pena genius.

  123. Patrick June 21st, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    If you take on an injury risk, why not Vlad? He was sitting out there ripe for the picking. In Yankees Stadium, he would have had his way. He had a lot to prove with the Angels letting him go. I like those odds better, a player with a chip on his shoulder. NJ on the other hand we all know his injury history. Case closed.

    Because Vlad showed signs of slowing down whereas Johnson is still in his prime and putting up better numbers.

  124. SJ44 June 21st, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    The case isn’t easily as closed since Vlad’s injury history has been quite extensive the past year.

    He also lost 30 pounds after he signed with the Rangers, which helped his knees and back.

    Despite all that, he’s hit great at home and horribly on the road.

    Also didn’t fit into what they were looking for which was a #2 hitter. Preferably a LH bat.

    If Vlad was hitting .260 in NY, and the Yankees signed him, folks would be complaining about that signing.

  125. Phil the Thrill June 21st, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    Miranda has a foot injury.

  126. GreenBeret7 June 21st, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    GreenBeret7 June 21st, 2010 at 5:59 pm
    Brilliant idea, Chimper. How subs for Jeter?

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

    My mistake. I just assumed that you would do this move, too. It was little Matty….that future GM.

  127. kd June 21st, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    girardi was really high on collin curtis in spring training. good to see he’s better from the ankle injury and is ready to be here.

  128. Chip June 21st, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    Rick -

    The Nick Johnson signing spoke volumes to the future of Juan Miranda.

    Between Tex, Johnson and Swisher in the majors and Jorge Vazquez in Scranton; Miranda’s got no future with this club.

  129. Wave Your Hat June 21st, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    Guerrero’s OPS had gone done three straight years, from .950 to .886 to .795. His OBP and SLG had gone down in each year similarly. He missed a lot of games in 2009 and is 39. Seems like a perfectly reasonable decision by Cashman to me.

  130. kd June 21st, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    phil the thrill,

    do you think betances is on his way to legitimate prospect status or do we need to see some more injury free time?

    does he have a future in pinstripes or is he trade fodder at best?

    thanks

  131. Wave Your Hat June 21st, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    Oops, I meant 35, not 39 of course.

  132. Phil the Thrill June 21st, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    kd,

    Betances looks like a future ace to the Yanks, and he’s got a bit of a CC Sabathia personality to go with all of that great stuff. He looks like Yankee to me.

  133. Giuseppe Franco June 21st, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    # Tarantula June 21st, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    If you take on an injury risk, why not Vlad? He was sitting out there ripe for the picking. In Yankees Stadium, he would have had his way. He had a lot to prove with the Angels letting him go. I like those odds better, a player with a chip on his shoulder. NJ on the other hand we all know his injury history. Case closed.

    ———-

    I was in the hospital for essentially the entire offseason so I don’t know the details and circumstances during the winter and early spring regarding teams not named the Yankees.

    But I will say this, Vlad is far outperforming what anyone expected of him. Vlad was still viewed as a pretty good hitter but maybe even less durable than Matsui.

    You also have to consider that maybe Texas is where Vlad really wanted to go for whatever reason. Not every FA wants to be a Yankee.

  134. blake June 21st, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    Lot of folks thought Vlad was shot…its easy to ask why they didn’t sign him instead of NJ now, but at the time the decision was made it made sense…very few people probably thought vladdy had this level of play left in those knees and back.

  135. GreenBeret7 June 21st, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    They knew when he was drafted Betances that he was most likely was going to need sugery eventually. The fact that he lasted as long as he did was the real surprise.

  136. PC Dave June 21st, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    “Betances looks like a future ace to the Yanks, and he’s got a bit of a CC Sabathia personality to go with all of that great stuff. He looks like Yankee to me.”

    Does he stay in Tampa all year or end the yr in Trenton?

  137. Jerkface June 21st, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    Vlad hit .295 .334 .460 .794 last year, ran like a grandma, and only got in 100 games. He was a significant risk.

  138. kd June 21st, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    thanks phil.

    great to hear. he’s had a lot of injuries, any idea about an eta?

  139. Tarantula June 21st, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    Well, NJ’s injury has led us to witness the potential in Gardner. He has bloomed like an Irish Rose. He is one of the most exciting homegrown players in years! I hope Cashman gives Gardner a chance to bloom and pass on Crawford. That leaves Cashman to offer Lee the bucks!!!

  140. GreenBeret7 June 21st, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    They knew when he was ***drafted, Betances was most likely was going to need surgery*** eventually

  141. blake June 21st, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    Really exciting stuff in Betances..how quick can he move through Phil?

  142. Noreaster June 21st, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    Jeter SS
    Granderson CF
    Tex 1B
    ARod 3B
    Cano 2B
    Posada C
    Swisher RF
    Gardner LF
    Burnett P

  143. CB June 21st, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    Good to see Curtis is now healthy enough to get called up. He’ll help the team and it’ll be interesting to see what he does. He has a nice swing.

    It’s very difficult to carry 3 catchers in interleague play when you’re at the NL park. The needs for pinch hitters and double switches makes 3 catchers a real detriment.

    If Curtis is called up in Moeller’s place then the yankees will be back to having 13 of their 25 players being home grown. Depending on what they do with their bull pen they could get up to 14 of 25 being home grown at some point this season.

  144. CT23 June 21st, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    Jeter SS
    Swisher RF
    Teixeira 1B
    Rodriguez 3B
    Cano 2B
    Posada C
    Granderson CF
    Gardner LF
    Burnett P

  145. Irreverent Discourse June 21st, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    everyone seems quick to fogrget that vlad had an awful season last year, and can only hit IN texas. his own team knew this, and spent that money on matsui instead. he’s old, his swing has more holes than a pound of swiss, and we don’t need him.

    NJ is really killing us right now, being in first place and all… sigh…

  146. Giuseppe Franco June 21st, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    I was always a Gardner guy with the big Melky vs. Gardner debates of the last 18 months.

    But I’m also a big Crawford fan, too and was a big proponent of signing him in the upcoming offseason.

    However, Gardner’s play has certainly forced me to rethink that Crawford strategy.

    I really hope he keeps it up because he would be a very nice, and cheap, everyday player for this team and they can use that freed up cash for other areas like Cliff Lee.

    Gardner has single-handedly forced the Yanks to rethink and probably change their offseason targets this winter.

  147. Phil the Thrill June 21st, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    If Betances goes up, it might just be for the playoffs. They won’t rush him in the fraction of a season and have their most extensive rehab facilities in Tampa. They know what they have and next season might be the season where you see him really move. This season is about health.

  148. kd June 21st, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    nice to see you back cb.

    imagine cc, brackman and betances in the same rotation. cc is the short guy!

    good to see two prospects making progress

  149. Chip June 21st, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    My August 1 25 man Roster:

    Jeter
    Swisher
    Tex
    Alex
    Cano
    Posada
    Granderson
    Nady – DH
    Gardner

    Bench: Cervelli, Thames, Ryan Theriot, Curtis

    CC, AJ, Andy, Hughes, Javy

    Pen:
    RHP: Aceves, Robertson, Joba, Mitre, Mo
    LHP: Marte, Matt Thornton

  150. Nick in SF in Larkspur June 21st, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    “maybe the Tigers tank and the yanks trade for Damon”

    Are you out of your mind??? Are you trying to put crazy ideas in someone’s head?

    That’s just cruel.

  151. YankFanCA June 21st, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    Whether it’s Huffman or Russo or Moeller, it really doesn’t matter. All three are sub-Mendoza hitters who don’t bring much to the table.

  152. GreenBeret7 June 21st, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    It’s been a an odd week for Edwin Encarnacion. Hits a game winning home run, has two defensive plays of the week and gets DFA’d.

  153. melladie June 21st, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    GreenBeret7 June 21st, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    Alright….which one of the Lohud idiots is calling Francesa and demanding the Yanks bring in a big DH like Berkman?

    Which Lohud idiot is actually listening to Francesa?

  154. sunny615 June 21st, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    What’s the over/under on Damon coming back to the bronx via trade with Detroit? If Detroit did fall out of it and put Damon up – what would they ask for in return for him?

  155. Nick in SF in Larkspur June 21st, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    (but I am with Patrick in still hoping that NJ can be a positive factor this season)

  156. YankFanCA June 21st, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    Damon’s not going anywhere. Detroit is right in the thick of things and should stay that way through the summer.

  157. MTU (aka GBURL) June 21st, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    GB-

    “It’s been a an odd week for Edwin Encarnacion. Hits a game winning home run, has two defensive plays of the week and gets DFA’d.”

    That’s gratitude for ya !

  158. Giuseppe Franco June 21st, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    Of all the crazy trade ideas I’ve heard lately, getting Damon from the Tigers one is actually one I could see happening.

    It’s not really all that far fetched. Not like Hamilton for Joba kind of stuff.

  159. SAS June 21st, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    It is only 99 degrees in Scottsdale which is usually a couple of degrees cooler than Phoenix. I am sure the roof will be closed tonight.

  160. GreenBeret7 June 21st, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    Which Lohud idiot is actually listening to Francesa?

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

    When I have seen the Military Channel or History Channel program already and no decent movie on, I’ll turn it on for the humor.

  161. Tarantula June 21st, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    It’s amazing that Gardner has become “clutch” and in combo with his abilities to run, steal bases, field, durability etc, it’s a no brainer to let him blossom. Unless he implodes, Crawford will go somewhere else.

  162. MTU (aka GBURL) June 21st, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    SAS-

    I sent you something. Check your e-mail when you get a chance. ;)

  163. Patrick June 21st, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    Of all the crazy trade ideas I’ve heard lately, getting Damon from the Tigers one is actually one I could see happening.

    Stranger things have happened. The only problem is that Detroit is right in the race for the division. Unless they really tank, they aren’t going to be sellers.

  164. champ809 June 21st, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    If Betances has 7-8 more lights out starts he goes up to Trenton, imo….

    I actually think that it would be better to leave him in Tampa all yr regardless and let him continue what he’s done without that added pressure…just learn and stay healthy….

    I think it’s more important that Brackman gets up to AA and pitches well this year than Bettances….age and his contract

  165. SAS June 21st, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    GF,

    It is crazy. The Tigers are right in the mix for the division. And who would you trade…another Austin Jackson?

  166. SJ44 June 21st, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    Interesting day for the nephew. Hits a HR for the only run of the game thus far and gets drilled twice in the shoulder his next two AB’s.

    He ends up stealing second after the second plunking.

    A Ball is scary. Kids with big arms many of whom have no idea where the ball is going when it leaves their hand.

  167. GreenBeret7 June 21st, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    MTU (aka GBURL) June 21st, 2010 at 6:23 pm
    GB-

    “It’s been a an odd week for Edwin Encarnacion. Hits a game winning home run, has two defensive plays of the week and gets DFA’d.”

    That’s gratitude for ya !

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

    He’s got a good amount of power, but, Lord, he just can’t be dependable on on defense and those strikeouts. Just know way of knowing what he’s going to do.

  168. MTU (aka GBURL) June 21st, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    SJ-

    Good thing he is wearing the Gazoo helmet !

  169. SAS June 21st, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    MTU,

    Thanks very much. I got it.

  170. YankFanCA June 21st, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    SAS — exactly. The Yankees need every starting pitcher and position player they have. They can’t afford to part with any of them. Toss in the fact that the Yankees have a weak bench and they can’t afford Detroit much of anything. Plus, Detroit has a very decent chance to win the AL Central.

  171. SJ44 June 21st, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    I think Betances will spend the rest of the year in Tampa. They aren’t rushing him just coming off TJ Surgery.

    He’s going to be closely monitored.

    Brackman will be in Trenton in the next couple of weeks.

  172. Giuseppe Franco June 21st, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    # Patrick June 21st, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    Stranger things have happened. The only problem is that Detroit is right in the race for the division. Unless they really tank, they aren’t going to be sellers.

    ————–

    Probably not. But at least that one makes some sense if the circumstances are right.

    All of the usual stupid trade proposals we read here regularly often make me want to run to the medicine cabinet to grab a bottle of Tylenol………with cyanide.

  173. SJ44 June 21st, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    Correction, not TJ Surgery for Betances. Ligament tightening surgery. They still won’t rush him though.

  174. MTU (aka GBURL) June 21st, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    SAS-

    My pleasure.

  175. Patrick June 21st, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    SJ44,

    Yikes… Shouldn’t the Pirates be thinking about promoting Tony soon? He’s a college player after all and he’s doing well in A+ or so his stats seem to indicate.

  176. Rich on the 6 train June 21st, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    Good for Curtis.
    Wonder if either he or Chad are being showcased.

    Any updates to minor league injuries to Bleich, Warren and Corban Joseph.

  177. champ809 June 21st, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    Phil where is your GCL Review posted @ ?

  178. GreenBeret7 June 21st, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    SJ44 June 21st, 2010 at 6:27 pm
    Interesting day for the nephew. Hits a HR for the only run of the game thus far and gets drilled twice in the shoulder his next two AB’s.

    He ends up stealing second after the second plunking.

    A Ball is scary. Kids with big arms many of whom have no idea where the ball is going when it leaves their hand.

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

    They need to use the lower minors as a penal colony. You screw up in society and you go to the low minors to be used as target practice. It sure would clean up the streets of undesirables.

  179. Patrick June 21st, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    All of the usual stupid trade proposals we read here regularly often make me want to run to the medicine cabinet to grab a bottle of Tylenol………with cyanide.

    A-rod is done! Lets trade Melancon, Nunez and Curtis for Ryan Braun and move him back to 3B!!

    Sorry, those are fun. Don’t kill yourself :(

  180. MTU (aka GBURL) June 21st, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    I did not know Warren was injured ?

  181. Giuseppe Franco June 21st, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    Damn, SJ,

    Your nephew might want to consider wearing his catcher’s gear to the plate. Maybe Roethlisberger will let him borrow his shoulder pads.

  182. Pat M. June 21st, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    Tony Sanchez has nothing left to prove at the A Ball level……..Get him the hell out of there……AA Ball is where he belongs right now !!!

  183. SJ44 June 21st, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    He just made a great play shorthopping a throw at the plate, surviving the collision, to get the final out of the inning at hom.

    They are losing 2-1 in the 6th.

    They are playing a DH tonight so, its two 7 inning games.

    Patrick,

    I think the beaning set him back a few weeks. Hopefully, a promotion will be forthcoming in July.

    Right now, he’s just getting back into catching everyday after his concussion.

  184. Joe from Long Island June 21st, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    You want to know why the Steinbrenners love Cash – look no further than Phil Hughes and Brett Gardner.

    Contracts for starting pitchers who slot in as No. 1 or 2 – look at multiple years and around $100M. Don’t think so? Look at what CC got, and even Santana, AJ, Lackey, Derek Lowe, Beckett on his extension. What Lee will get. What will Phil Hughes get the next few years? A lot less than that. And his record right now is one of the best pitchers in the AL.

    What do you think Carl Crawford will command on the open market? Maybe 5 years for $100M also. And if not that much, then pretty close to it. Look what Jason Bay got from the Mets, and he doesn’t bring nearly as much to the table.

    So, with those two players in the grow your own program, Cash has saved the Yankees and the Steinbrenner family a potential $200M.

    That would make any employer love that employee. Throw in a WS championship, with those marginal dollars coming in the ole revenue stream….

  185. champ809 June 21st, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    Warren pitched the other day and Joseph hit 2 doubles yesterday….

  186. Rich on the 6 train June 21st, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    Last I checked Warren was on the DL could be wrong.

  187. SJ44 June 21st, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    GF,

    He is an elbow pad now. However, balls have just found him lately. Its unreal.

    He’s been hit 4 times since the beaning. Brutal.

  188. Patrick June 21st, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    I think the beaning set him back a few weeks. Hopefully, a promotion will be forthcoming in July.

    Right now, he’s just getting back into catching everyday after his concussion.

    Understandable… thanks for the update!

  189. cano he didnt June 21st, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    Tarantula, you said before Vlad killed us in the playoffs. Did he? I remember watching him try to hit in the playoffs last year and could catch up to any fastballs, and couldnt touch the breaking balls he was swinging at WAY out of the zone. If I remember right he looked pretty washed up at the end of last year.

  190. mick June 21st, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    new one=========>>>>>>>>>>>>>

  191. Nick in SF in Larkspur June 21st, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    Proposals to re-acquire Melky in next thread: :arrow:

  192. cano he didnt June 21st, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    COULDNT** catch up

  193. CB June 21st, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    There’s no reason to move Brackman or Betances up quickly this year, Betances in particular.

    When guys have great stuff like that but are raw and inexperienced the most important thing is for them to do is just get innings. It’s secondary where those innings are thrown in terms of competition.

    If either one of those guys is commanding their stuff and has their mechanics no one is going to hit it whether it’s A ball or AAA.

    If both of them continue to progress they could have a very short stints at AAA then up to the majors. Going to AA this season isn’t particularly going to get either to the majors faster. They could easily spend the whole year in A ball and then go to AA and AAA next year. At the same time faster shouldn’t necessarily be the goal.

    All both of them should do this season is throw the ball with good mechanics. It’s repetition they need more than refinement.

  194. champ809 June 21st, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    Crawford is not a $20 mil a year player…..he’s looking @ something in the 5/75 range…..

    if the Yanks sour on Granderson they could consider trading him in the offseason, signing Crawford to play LF and moving Gardy back to CF. Grandy’s value in that scenario would be down of course but he’d still be very tradeable.

  195. RS June 21st, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    What a brutal day of baseball. Only games going on tonight are Athletics v. Reds, Nationals v. Royals, and Yankees v. Diamondbacks, which doesn’t start till 10 pm. eastern.

  196. Corey June 21st, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    I laugh at someone saying Cashman has done a terrible job of putting this team together.

  197. PL June 21st, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    Good for Colin, thats my boy getting the call!! Big homie who I went to high school with..all of us back in the PNW are super stoked for Curtis


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