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Prior, Banuelos throwing live BP on main field

Posted by: Sam Borden - Posted in Misc on Feb 25, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The Yankees aren’t officially beginning their full-team workout until 10:30 but Mark Prior and Manny Banuelos have been throwing live batting practice on the main field to a group that includes Russell Martin and Francisco Cervelli.

Joe Girardi and Larry Rothschild are watching the pitchers on the grass with Billy Eppler among the crew standing behind the cage.

There is also a little bench set up behind a screen on the infield. That’s where Yogi Berra is sitting.

UPDATE, 9:55 a.m.: I added a picture to the post (another extraordinary iPhone effort) so you can sort of make out Yogi sitting in the middle of the infield. Also, nice job by Marc Carig noting that Andrew Brackman won’t pitch in any of the first few exhibition games because he’s got a hamstring issue.

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91 Responses to “Prior, Banuelos throwing live BP on main field”

  1. vinny-b February 25th, 2011 at 9:57 am

    NYY giving alot of attention to Banulos this spring. A positive..

  2. Mell February 25th, 2011 at 9:58 am

    Oh no!!!!!

    Ledger_Yankees Star Ledger
    Groin injury sidelines Yankees prospect Andrew Brackman

  3. Cashmoney February 25th, 2011 at 9:58 am

    I wonder if Prior does make the team out of ST who would he be replacing? I don’t see a lot of spot open in the bp. we got Mo,So,Feliciano,Logan,Joba and Robertson as a lock imo.

  4. Erin February 25th, 2011 at 9:59 am

    Ledger_Yankees Brackman tells me he has discomfort in his groin. Been pitching through it all camp. Down until Tuesday.

  5. Mell February 25th, 2011 at 9:59 am

    OK. Not so serious.

    Ledger_Yankees Star Ledger
    Brackman tells me he has discomfort in his groin. Been pitching through it all camp. Down until Tuesday

  6. pat February 25th, 2011 at 9:59 am

    TAMPA, Fla. — Andrew Brackman, the Yankees pitching prospect whose improvement has created a buzz at camp, has been shut down until early next week with tightness and discomfort in his groin.

    http://www.nj.com/yankees/inde.....um=twitter

  7. 108 stitches February 25th, 2011 at 10:00 am

    No question that Girardi and Cashman are impressed with what they’ve seen of Manny Banuelos and the mound maturity he has at his age.
    They’re also keeping a close eye on Mark Prior to see if he can contribute this year with full health.

  8. Mell February 25th, 2011 at 10:01 am

    Cashmoney:

    Sounds like they’ll be keeping 7 in the pen. I agree the six you named are locks. I’d guess Mitre is the 7th guy right now based on his ability to throw multiple innings, which could come into play early in the year.

  9. BIG AL February 25th, 2011 at 10:03 am

    Fox was willing to lend the Dodgers $200M to help bail them out, but Bud Selig said no. Is the comm. trying to ensure the Dodgers go belly up? If the Dodgers have a fire sale, we could pickup a good pitcher, but, I’d hate to see that happen to the franchise, all because of a divorce.

    Back in a bit.

  10. Mell February 25th, 2011 at 10:06 am

    “Is the comm. trying to ensure the Dodgers go belly up?”

    I’d guess it’s more about compelling them to sell more than anything else.

  11. Cashmoney February 25th, 2011 at 10:07 am

    I am pretty excited about the Bs obviously, But, I really think all 3 needs major innings in the minors to refine their craft and more importantly to show durability and build their arm str for a grueling ML season. To that, I temper my enthusiasm a tad and hope they will be healthy and progressing rosy. Esp, Betance and Brackman in that case.

  12. Cashmoney February 25th, 2011 at 10:12 am

    Mell, I guess it will sort it self out. Brackman’s little tweak this morning shows the fragility of pitching. Guess we need to hoard as many quality arms as possible.

  13. pat February 25th, 2011 at 10:13 am

    SamBorden Awesome = 85-year-old Yogi Berra giving 24-year-old Francisco Cervelli a quick catching tip. Yogi even tried to (slowly) crouch. #OnlyInST

  14. Shame Spencer February 25th, 2011 at 10:39 am

    Morning all, time for Quote of the Day!

    Which Yankee player had this little gem to say about the Boss (R.I.P): “Every time we make trouble, ol’ George flies out here from another part of the country and gets in our way. Maybe we should make a lot of trouble, so he’ll keep flying out here. Sooner or later, his plane’s gonna crash.”

  15. Erica in NY February 25th, 2011 at 10:42 am

    Shame Spencer-

    Pinella?

  16. Mell February 25th, 2011 at 10:43 am

    Shame:

    Doc Ellis

  17. upstate kate February 25th, 2011 at 10:44 am

    oh Shame, that is really mean spirited! How about David Wells?

  18. Shame Spencer February 25th, 2011 at 10:44 am

    Mell is our winner today. On the money man! When I first read it I even had to do a double take cause I was almost certain it was Billy Martin…

  19. Shame Spencer February 25th, 2011 at 10:45 am

    I have to say, I love the guesses but Doc Ellis is indeed the man who came out with that quote many moons ago.

  20. Triple Short of a Cycle February 25th, 2011 at 10:47 am

    Didn’t Doc Ellis throw a no hitter on acid? That is sick.

  21. BIG AL February 25th, 2011 at 10:47 am

    Mell -

    If MLB wants the Dodgers sold, in this current economic environment, the sale price could be below real market value, and since Selig likes to exclude certain buyers he does not like, the field of prospective buyers might be very small.

    The LA fans, as well as the team could suffer for many years to come. I’m not a fan of the Dodgers, but, I’d hate to see this happen to such a once great franchise.

  22. BoJo February 25th, 2011 at 10:49 am

    Doc Elllis?

  23. BoJo February 25th, 2011 at 10:50 am

    Darn–need faster PC, ISP, or fingers!

  24. JCPD February 25th, 2011 at 10:51 am

    Hey Bojo, did you get my e-mail?

  25. randy l. February 25th, 2011 at 10:51 am

    ” Yogi sitting in the middle of the infield”

    that has to be a good thing.

    yogi has more yankee in him than any other living person.

    anything he can pass on is a plus.

  26. Erica in NY February 25th, 2011 at 10:52 am

    I was thinking Pinella cause of an incident in the late 70s (or maybe early 80s) I read about with some young girls on the team bus that got to the press that had to do with inappopriate autographing

    Pinella made some sort of comment to Steinbrenner after he freaked out that was like, “If you had seen those girls you would have written “George M Steinbrenner” in big letters”

  27. Shame Spencer February 25th, 2011 at 10:52 am

    Triple – Yeah he did, I think he was with the Pirates and wasn’t supposed to pitch that day but whoever was had gotten injured. IIRC, he and his girlfriend had just dropped acid and she picked up the paper only to see that he was scheduled to pitch. He freaked out… and then pitched a no no.

    I think he also said the catchers glove was constantly moving… can’t imagine how a person could pitch on LSD. I can barely get to work in one piece completely sober. Man, I wish I grew up in the 70s…

  28. Mell February 25th, 2011 at 10:53 am

    “Mell is our winner today. On the money man! When I first read it I even had to do a double take cause I was almost certain it was Billy Martin”

    The list of guys it could have been was a pretty long one, but I did remember that one being atrributed to Ellis. Seems to me he may have said it AFTER his time with the Yankees, but I’m not 100% on that.

  29. Shame Spencer February 25th, 2011 at 10:55 am

    Lol Erica, thats a pretty great story!

  30. West Coast Yankee Fan February 25th, 2011 at 10:56 am

    Please come visit our museum. He’s one if a kind.

  31. West Coast Yankee Fan February 25th, 2011 at 10:57 am

    Sp – of

  32. Bronx Chica February 25th, 2011 at 10:58 am

    @Cashmoney I was thinking that Prior would fill the role left by Goudin (sp).

    I love that Yogi is at ST. :D

  33. GreenBeret7 February 25th, 2011 at 10:58 am

    BryanHoch Bryan Hoch
    Yankees name IF Eduardo Nunez and RHP David Phelps their minor league players of the year for 2010.

  34. randy l. February 25th, 2011 at 10:59 am

    “Seems to me he may have said it AFTER his time with the Yankees, but I’m not 100% on that.”

    since ellis once announced he was going to drill every big red machine hitter and then hit the first 4 guys up in the game, i don’t think doc cared what george thought.

  35. BoJo February 25th, 2011 at 11:00 am

    JCPD–not yet. Did you send it to bojo2050 at gmail dot com?

  36. blake February 25th, 2011 at 11:00 am

    Phelps did have a nice season…..in fact he’s had a nice season every season. He knows how to pitch…

  37. GreenBeret7 February 25th, 2011 at 11:01 am

    From Bryan Hoch

    http://bombersbeat.mlblogs.com.....um=twitter

  38. Cashmoney February 25th, 2011 at 11:01 am

    since ellis once announced he was going to drill every big red machine hitter and then hit the first 4 guys up in the game,
    ——————–
    Was he ejected? cuz he has like 4 more to go to go through the lineup.

  39. Erin February 25th, 2011 at 11:01 am

    Shame Spencer February 25th, 2011 at 10:52 am
    Triple ? Yeah he did, I think he was with the Pirates and wasn?t supposed to pitch that day but whoever was had gotten injured. IIRC, he and his girlfriend had just dropped acid and she picked up the paper only to see that he was scheduled to pitch. He freaked out? and then pitched a no no.

    I think he also said the catchers glove was constantly moving? can?t imagine how a person could pitch on LSD. I can barely get to work in one piece completely sober. Man, I wish I grew up in the 70s?

    ****************************
    I’ve always been fascinated by that. It’s amazing-how in the world was he able to do that???

  40. West Coast Yankee Fan February 25th, 2011 at 11:04 am

    A twelve man staff. That’s it.

    Sabathia
    Hughes
    Burnett
    Garcia
    Nova
    Mariano
    Soriano
    Robertson
    Joba
    Logan
    Feliciano
    Mitre

  41. Triple Short of a Cycle February 25th, 2011 at 11:04 am

    The few times I have done acid I could hardly do anything besides stare into space for hours

  42. GreenBeret7 February 25th, 2011 at 11:04 am

    blake February 25th, 2011 at 11:00 am
    Phelps did have a nice season…..in fact he’s had a nice season every season. He knows how to pitch…

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

    Phelps has been showing people things since he was fresh out of Notre Dame. He’s impressive to watch him pick apart lineups.

  43. Cashmoney February 25th, 2011 at 11:05 am

    Erin, more importantly, what was he seeing on the mound? Never done LSD, but i heard u can see some pretty trippy things.

  44. pat February 25th, 2011 at 11:08 am

    Adrian Beltre shut down for 2 weeks with calf strain.

    I believe it’s bad karma to celebrate another players misfortune but Michael Young deserves to have a little smirk for this one.

  45. 108 stitches February 25th, 2011 at 11:08 am

    Too bad that Donnie Baseball gets caught in the middle of the Dodger fiasco.

    If memory serves correct, Frank McCourt wanted to buy the Red Socks franchise but Selig wanted John Henry instead then appeased McCourt by letting him in on the Dodgers sale in 2004.
    If only it could have been reversed.

  46. JCPD February 25th, 2011 at 11:09 am

    Bojo, that’s where I sent it. I just sent it again.

  47. Shame Spencer February 25th, 2011 at 11:11 am

    “I believe it’s bad karma to celebrate another players misfortune but Michael Young deserves to have a little smirk for this one.”

    *spits out coffee* HAHAHAHAHA. Nicely done. Lets hope this doesnt rehash any arguments from yesterday.. you’re such a trouble maker pat!

  48. GreenBeret7 February 25th, 2011 at 11:12 am

    As much as I like David Phelps’ ability, he’s be a perfect pitcher in a trade to the Cardinals. He’s from St. Louis.

  49. Cashmoney February 25th, 2011 at 11:12 am

    108, i would Donnie is quite happy given the fact he is managing a fable franchise with zero minor league exp.

  50. Triple Short of a Cycle February 25th, 2011 at 11:12 am

    pat,

    and then you have Jonny Gomes who was singing in the clubhouse Wainwright is hurt, Wainwright is hurt. I have always disliked Gomes

  51. pat February 25th, 2011 at 11:19 am

    The Gomes thing was supposedly de-bunked by Jerry Crasnick.

    Gomes was not singing about Wainright. He was singing a song from Karate Kid and the writer who reported it misunderstood the lyrics he was singing and thought it was about Wainwright.

  52. upstate kate February 25th, 2011 at 11:19 am

    I think Jonny Gomes is a thug, but I have a soft spot for him. He had a very rough upbringing and has had some major health problems.

  53. blake February 25th, 2011 at 11:19 am

    Gb,

    I agree there. I’ve said a few times that he’s very Ian Kennedyish to me to the way he knows how to pitch. He’s doesn’t have the great changeup but probably has better pure stuff and has really put up nice numbers in the minors…..he flies need the radar because he.doesn’t have the big fastball or dominant out pitch, but he just seems to know how to get guys out…..if he doesn’t have a place in NY then I could see NL teams targeting um the way the Dbacks targeted Kennedy.

  54. blake February 25th, 2011 at 11:22 am

    Yes Gomes was singing Glory of Love and it was mistaken for him reveling in Wainwrights injury

  55. GreenBeret7 February 25th, 2011 at 11:25 am

    Blake, between them, I’m hard pressed to chose from Phelps and Warren. Very similar. If I had to move a starter in a trade, I’d prefer it was DJ Mitchell. He could be very good with a team that has a solid infield defense. I’ve got to think that one of those three will be gone by the end of ST. Same with Colon or Garcia.

  56. Triple Short of a Cycle February 25th, 2011 at 11:28 am

    blake,

    Even though the reporter took down the article he still stands by what he sung. He said other people heard it as well. Plus the guy is blind which means his hearing is even better

  57. BoJo February 25th, 2011 at 11:28 am

    JCPD–

    B O J O 2 (zero) 5 (zero) at gmail dot com?

  58. Cashmoney February 25th, 2011 at 11:29 am

    off topic
    how many u guys had Karate kid on the original NES? … It was a fun game, had problem with catching flies with the chopstick though.

  59. blake February 25th, 2011 at 11:30 am

    GB,

    I don’t know if you’d agree but I would say Warren has more upside but I like them both and could see them doing pretty well as mid rotation starters in the NL.

  60. LibertyBoy February 25th, 2011 at 11:30 am

    Some video of Brackman in a bullpen this month, he isn’t as smooth in his delivery as Betances, I’ll say that. Not an expert, just a fan who follows the team:

    http://www.bronxbrasstacks.com.....-the-cage/

  61. blake February 25th, 2011 at 11:30 am

    I had the Karate kid game….it was awesome.

  62. BoJo February 25th, 2011 at 11:31 am

    Nevermind–for some reason, a spam filter caught it. THanks!

  63. Bronx Jeers February 25th, 2011 at 11:32 am

    This is the animated story of Doc’s drugged out no-no narrated by Doc himself.

    It’s pretty good.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vUhSYLRw14

  64. blake February 25th, 2011 at 11:34 am

    The Yanks have a pretty good wave of guys coming after this as well…..Bryan Mitchell, Marshall, etc.

  65. BoJo February 25th, 2011 at 11:34 am

    Nice job on the site JCPD!!!

  66. Cashmoney February 25th, 2011 at 11:34 am

    yeah blake, was pretty awesome. though I think my fav was Zelda, i love the golden box it came with it.

  67. Triple Short of a Cycle February 25th, 2011 at 11:34 am

    Other then Super Mario and Zelda my fav games on Nintendo used to be Kid icarus,Castlevania and Metroid

  68. BoJo February 25th, 2011 at 11:35 am

    Nice to find another who shares the love of lighthouses!

  69. blake February 25th, 2011 at 11:36 am

    The original Zelda is still the best. I played through it a couple years ago online and its still fun….

  70. m February 25th, 2011 at 11:36 am

    I read the redaction part of it. The main thing I got from it was that the writer was sick to his stomach about making a mistake. “I live Johhny Gomes etc”. Maybe it’s another writer who fell on his pen/sword/keyboard, but Gomes is hardly the caliber of player that would be worth backpedalling like this for.

  71. blake February 25th, 2011 at 11:38 am

    Don’t forget Contra, Double Dragon, Kung Fu, Excite Bike, and RC pro am…..

  72. m February 25th, 2011 at 11:38 am

    Um. That should be “love Johhny Gomes”

  73. GreenBeret7 February 25th, 2011 at 11:38 am

    Blake, I couldn’t pick betwen the two, but, I think they could both pitch well in the #3-#5 spots in the AL East. They’re both pitchers and not just stuff throwers. It’ll be interesting to watch the next 2 years. Some of the young guys will start in NY, some will be in the pen and others traded. Still like Brackman as a closer. Marshall will join this group by the end if 2012 and Ramirez and Brett Mitchell close behind. By that time the rotation will be Sabathia and Hughes with Burnett on his way out. These young guys will have a real battle for 3 spots.

  74. Cashmoney February 25th, 2011 at 11:39 am

    Ninja Gaiden was pretty hard … deserves a honorary mention.

  75. West Coast Yankee Fan February 25th, 2011 at 11:40 am

    Whether Gomes said it or not, it will do nothing to lessen the bad blood that exists.

  76. LibertyBoy February 25th, 2011 at 11:41 am

    Here’s a 2009 video of a Yankee fan giving Jonny Gomes his money’s worth in ST. Note that the Yankee fan video taping it was razzing Gomes for his role in the TB bad blood of ST’08, remember when Crawford charged the plate and broke Cervelli’s bones. The bad blood escalated and Shelley Duncan took a hard slide into second some days later, you will recall Jonny Gomes charged in from right field to throw a blind-sider at Duncan but Gomes tripped and fell over second base like a real clown and stumbled in to Shelley instead. Anyway, here’s the exchange between Yankee fan and Jonny Gomes, it’s an oldie but goodie:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qM8aadWr8MU

  77. LibertyBoy February 25th, 2011 at 11:42 am

    My point is, Gomes is a real jerk.

  78. Cashmoney February 25th, 2011 at 11:42 am

    as a player, i think Gomes really should be a DH in the AL who can put up league avg numbers at that spot. As a person, i heard he was rough around the edges, but that is just that.

  79. 108 stitches February 25th, 2011 at 11:43 am

    The discussion among fans in ST is that Freddy Garcia and Ivan Nova are the pitchers most closely watched by Girardi and Rothschild but it’s too early to see with exhibition games starting tomorrow.
    Both Phelps and Warren have been impressive enough to think one of them could make a case to stay with good performances. Either one could surprise. To see how loaded the system is with good young arms is amazing.

  80. GreenBeret7 February 25th, 2011 at 11:43 am

    That wasn’t Crawford that ran over Cervelli. It was Elliot Johnson.

  81. Triple Short of a Cycle February 25th, 2011 at 11:44 am

    blake,

    I used to get the original Nintendo Power newsletter which used to be free. Everytime I would get stuck on Zelda I would beg my mom to call the tip line which was like 2 dollars a minute. Now they have cheats on the internet before the game even comes out

  82. Cashmoney February 25th, 2011 at 11:45 am

    lol, trip, I did that as well. I made my cousin do it then call me on the phone.

  83. JCPD February 25th, 2011 at 11:45 am

    Bojo, thanks. Like I said, I’ve had to reconstruct it, so it’s not finished at this point. If you click on the slideshows page you’ll get to about 20 different ones. Included is a 9 minute baseball-Yankee slideshow.

  84. LibertyBoy February 25th, 2011 at 11:46 am

    my bad, Crawford had run someone over days earlier, in ST. I knew he was “implicated.”

    http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/re.....38;prov=ap

  85. Erin February 25th, 2011 at 11:47 am

    New Post: Nunez, Phelps pick up organizational honors

    :arrow:

  86. yankeefeminista February 25th, 2011 at 11:48 am

    I haven’t seen Phelps pitch, but Warren was incredibly efficient when I saw him mow down the Fisher Cats in a 2010 playoff game last year when he followed Pettitte. Pinpoint command of all his pitches, although have to say he didn’t start and go through the lineup more than once. It is all about his secondary pitches staying consistent I would guess. Especially his curveball. I’d like to see what he does with better hitters.

    Not liking that Brackman pitched with the groin injury, but he probably wanted so bad to impress. I hope he isn’t shut down for too long.

    lol, my clients keep asking me to meet with them at 1PM tomorrow, which is a time I had been making appts. on past Saturdays. Ain’t no way I am available, with first pitch of Yankee ST happening tomorrow. 3rd client that I have turned away. :D

  87. m February 25th, 2011 at 11:48 am

    I think it’s important for writers to get the story right. But the original story was another shot fired. Not that I care a whit about Reds/Cards. But if I heard a Sox player celebrating an injury to Wang or something like that, I’d be grrrr really aggravated.

  88. West Coast Yankee Fan February 25th, 2011 at 11:50 am

    Unless something unusual transpires, I don’t see any real competition pitching-wise in camp. They’re going north with twelve and that’s pretty much set IMO. I can’t see Phelps and Warren getting the nod unless their performance blows everyone away.

    However, camp will be a superb “look-see” at both the young guys and select vets to see who might be ready in case of an injury.

  89. LibertyBoy February 25th, 2011 at 11:52 am

    Any opinion on the video, Green Beret, or you didn’t view it?

  90. LibertyBoy February 25th, 2011 at 11:54 am

    BTW, for a look-see at Joba and Banuelos in the bullpen (with a smatter of D-Rob and Feliciano), check this out:

    http://www.bronxbrasstacks.com.....s-bullpen/

  91. JCPD February 25th, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    LibertyBoy….. as far as the Gomes video goes…… To me the guy talking is nothing but a punk, brave man when he has the outfield wall to protect him. Heck, it’s spring training, be brave, wait for him in the parking lot after the game to say something. Also wonder if he had the same things to say about Roger after he threw the bat at Piazza. Lastly, I have no respect or use for any guy that uses the “C” word. For that matter, don’t have any respect for any woman that hangs with a guy that uses it. Nonetheless, interesting video.

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