I think if Chavez is healthy he makes the team with Laird playing every day at SWB…..that gives the Yanks an experienced backup with LH power and allows Laird more development time and a chance to increase his value….
GreenBeret7 February 27th, 2011 at 8:57 am
I would have liked seeing Mesa getting an outfield start today. Chavez will be an interesting watch. His rogress may affect Laird’s spot on the roster. Can’t see Belliard leaving Florida as a Yankee.
Mesa still might get in; there will be a lot of replacements, no doubt. I really want to see him play.
so i was driving yesterday afternoon and had the game on for a few minutes and heard when tex popped out his second time up, making him 0-1 at that point and i thought to myself, ‘ someone on the lohud is calling tex a failure and calling for pujols right now!’
i didnt go back and check , but im confident it happened
I want to see them all. Never seen Mesa. GB raves about him.
That must say something (not quite sure what).
QFT, but seeing Betances and Montero today is a coup in itself. Although at least I have seen them multiple times live, but never Mesa. Still pretty happy about it though, except need to search for some Sunday morning muffins before first pitch to make my day complete.
GreenBeret7 February 27th, 2011 at 9:12 am
Yeah, I’m sure Mesa gets in today. A marvelous outfielder with a great arm. His swing has holes, but, great power and outstanding speed.
Yes, very excited to see him (and at Trenton.) Also love that he has improved his ability to hit breaking pitches. I hope he thrives this year.
GreenBeret7 February 27th, 2011 at 8:40 am
Not sure why we ever decided to pile on Randy, other than he’s easy pickin’s, but, we should ease off on him.
I know, GB. We should really cool it. At his age it’s especially easy to get confused. For example, I think when lauding the Twins pitching development, he makes the mistake of confusing the Minnesoata Twins with the old Minneapolis Millers from the late 1800s. Now according to the histories that I’ve read, THAT team knew how to develope pitchers! Unfortunately, after baseball banned the spitball, their success rate went down. That’s when they knew that their pitching development philosophy was licked.
Randi continues to get all this stuff mixed up. I’ve noticed a number of times where he slips up and will say things like so and so will be pitching today for the Highlanders. I believe he once said that his favorite player was Jack Chesbro and wondered when Chesbro was going to have his next start. I think he still faults Cashman for having forced Giradi to use Jack in the last and deciding game of the 1904 pennant race.
Tex had a really nice swing in his 3rd AB….it was rich handed though. If the plan is to simply play him more this spring in hopes that he’ll get off to a better start then that seems very logical…..hopefully it works out.
Provided Eric Chavez is healthy, the only player that can squeeze him out is Brandon Laird.
Chavez knows he won’t be any everyday player any longer with Teixeira and Alex as fixtures but a combination of his LH bat and the RH bat of Nunez should cover the infield. If he hits, Ramiro Pena is a switch hitter playing as many positions as Nunez.
The Yankees don’t lack in depth for the infield or outfield.
My dog came prenamed too. Bimmer. Everyone pronounces it wrong cause its pronounced like beamer. My friend who I got him from wanted to be accurate when spelling his name. The bmw car is spelled Bimmer, the motorcycle is spelled Beamer. Who would have known that?
It was awesome. My sister and father and law were in blacksburg for the game. Of the Heels can take care of business the next 2 games then it sets up a one game winner takes all situation against Duke at the Smith Center….
That’s exactly what my friend said. His boyfriend at the time who got the dog wanted to name him beamer with that spelling, my friend who is a huge car enthusiast would not let him spell it that way because he didn’t want to name him after the motorcycle therefore he would be named Bimmer. Its kind of inconvenient for the first time we take him to the vet or wherever we have to write his name and they say his name like its spelled which just sounds ridiculous.
It would definitely save me time in trying to explain it to everyone who questions it and says his name wrong. It would probably be easier to spell it like beamer but I feel everyone should be educated.