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Cano hopes to play tomorrow

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on May 02, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Robinson Cano has a bone bruise in his left hand after an awkward catch yesterday. He was expecting to play today, but he woke up with enough pain that he doesn’t expect to be available to hit even if the Yankees need him.

“I don’t want to make it worse,” he said.

The good news for Cano is that his hand is feeling better. He’s treating it with ice and won’t hit today, believing a full day of rest will leave him available to play tomorrow.

 
 

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87 Responses to “Cano hopes to play tomorrow”

  1. Erin May 2nd, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    Hopefully he’s good to go tomorrow-glad that he’s feeling better at least.

  2. RadioKev May 2nd, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    I picked up Colon on my fantasy team. Let’s see if that was a good idea.

  3. Erin May 2nd, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    RadioKev May 2nd, 2011 at 4:57 pm
    I picked up Colon on my fantasy team. Let?s see if that was a good idea.

    ************************
    So, this means that if he has a bad game tonight, we can blame you, right??? ;)

  4. RayVT May 2nd, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    LGY May 2nd, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    I agree LGY! Jeter did hit well though at the end of last year. I think Jeter needs another week or 2 to refine his swing and stride and he will be fine. The no step looked like he was locked in place and very mechanical too. Now I believe it is just a timing thing with his new adjustments.

  5. RayVT May 2nd, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    Boston Dave!

    Add Delgado to that list as well.

  6. Jerkface May 2nd, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    I agree LGY! Jeter did hit well though at the end of last year. I think Jeter needs another week or 2 to refine his swing and stride and he will be fine. The no step looked like he was locked in place and very mechanical too. Now I believe it is just a timing thing with his new adjustments.

    Jeter is right back to overstriding towards the plate and tying himself up. The changes they sought to make have been undone. He isn’t going to improve unless he corrects that. Fundamentally, his stride looks the same as 2010-pre-long.

  7. ac1 May 2nd, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    Cano: “Another two weeks… Nah, just kidding. I hope to play tomorrow.”
    ___

    Uh Robbie, that is NOT funny!!!

  8. RayVT May 2nd, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    Jerkface May 2nd, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    I haven’t seen enough of his swings lately to know. He only gave up the no step a couple of weeks ago. It takes time to adjust.

  9. The First Place Rays May 2nd, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    I have a feeling we will get “Becketted” by Justin Verlander tonight .

    My predictions :

    Verlander — 8 innings , 3 hits , 0 runs , 13 K
    Colon — 3 innings , 8 hits , 6 runs , 1 K

    Tigers win 9 – 0 .

  10. Wave Your Hat May 2nd, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    ““why does it matter to the yankees where Montero plays in this equation?”

    JF, there are three possible answers to this. Rotation, rotation and rotation.

  11. BD (Boston Dave) May 2nd, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    Any word on Phil??

  12. stuckey99 May 2nd, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    Anyone want to talk about how awful A-Rod has been for more than a week now?

  13. RiveraBlues May 2nd, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    Can anyone help understand – is it plausible to think moving Jeter to the outfield will help his batting?

    I have heard time and time again of the difficulty of playing shortstop so my question is, should Jeter be moved off that position, would it be in the better interest of his batting and the team.

    Now, granted, there is no place to put in the current configuration, but I am thinking playing the position has something to do with besides the obvious age and loss of skill.

    I am wondering if there are any history out there where someone who is in a declining stage of career and without any assistance from substance (PEDs, etc) improved his offense to a degree where they remained in the league much longer than they would because they moved off their old position (and not to DH).

    The answer should be a resounding Yes but I wonder… I mean at one point, many of us where talking about Jeter challenging 4,000 hits. Now we wonder if he will get to 3,000 before July rolls around.

  14. Jerkface May 2nd, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    I haven’t seen enough of his swings lately to know. He only gave up the no step a couple of weeks ago. It takes time to adjust.

    Adjust to what? He got rid of the no-step and has gone right back to how he was stepping when he was floundering. And his GB% has increased and he is having trouble on every type of pitch.

    The purpose of the swing change was to help him. He has abandoned it. I don’t think he is going to magically ‘figure it out’. It needs to be about a conscious effort on his part, which is something that everyone has admitted does not come easy to Jeter. He has always been a great, great physical talent who relies on instinct. Now his body won’t do the things it did before, so while he may eventually adjust I doubt it will come easy.

  15. Patrick May 2nd, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    I still haven’t gotten the answer to why Montero will be traded for a mediocre starting pitcher after Cashman has proven he will only offer Montero for the very best players?

  16. RayVT May 2nd, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    Thru 5/1/11 so not so hot hitting:

    NAME G AB R H BA
    Butera, Min. 13 43 2 4 .093
    Posada, NY-A 19 64 6 7 .109
    Dunn, ChiA 19 66 4 9 .136
    Santana, Cle. 22 76 10 11 .145
    D. Johnson, T.B. 16 53 5 8 .151
    Reynolds, Bal. 23 76 9 12 .158
    Snider, Tor. 22 79 4 13 .165
    Crawford, Bos. 22 90 6 15 .167
    Wells, LA-A 23 94 9 16 .170
    Ellis, Oak. 24 88 4 15 .170

  17. GreenBeret7 May 2nd, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    It’s only 4:00 PM in St. Louis. Mostly have just finished the tests.

  18. Jerkface May 2nd, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    JF, there are three possible answers to this. Rotation, rotation and rotation.

    Who are they going to trade him for?

  19. LGY May 2nd, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    “They had Cooper and Yazsremski splitting 1st base, Rice and Yazstremski and Rice splittling left field and one of the 3 DHing. Rice didn’t play in a season of more than 98 games in the outfield until 1978. Looks like you lose.”

    —————–

    I said he was PRIMARILY a LF.

    1975: 90 games in LF compared to 54 at DH
    1976: 98 games in LF compared to 54 at DH

    And whatdaya know, the Red Sox LF of record for the 1975 and 1976 seasons were….

    You guessed it, Jim Edward Rice!

    Nice try though. Valiant effort.

  20. AZ88 May 2nd, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    “Billy Butler and Jim Rice came up as 21-22 year old DHs”

    But it is a waist to use someone that young at a DH, especially when the position will be needed for our older players. Do we really want Rodriguez playing 3rd base in 4 years?

  21. RayVT May 2nd, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    Some NL folks:

    NAME G AB R H BA
    Lopez, Col. 19 66 6 8 .121
    Colvin, ChiN 19 45 3 6 .133
    Iannetta, Col. 18 51 7 7 .137
    Hanigan, Cin. 16 47 5 7 .149
    Ibanez, Phi. 22 80 7 12 .150
    Pagan, NY-N 16 58 5 9 .155
    Pena, ChiN 21 58 3 9 .155
    Johnson, Ari. 24 94 13 16 .170
    Johnson, Hou. 21 81 7 14 .173
    Spilborghs, Col. 21 44 5 8 .182

  22. joeman May 2nd, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    jeter will get this turned around, when his outs are line drives he will pick up his average

  23. G-C May 2nd, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    Long-term, keeping Montero is far more important to the Yankees prospects than acquiring a front of the rotation starting pitcher.

    This offense has some serious question marks going forward, and Montero is the only internal answer to those problems.

    There is a reasonable chance (though I don’t believe it to be true) that Jeter and Posada are done. People are counting on Russell Martin as if he’s a long term solution here when there’s no guarantee his cranky knees and hips will even last him through this season if he isn’t rested properly. This is a team with 3, maybe 4, long term offensive options in the big leagues- Cano, Granderson, Teixeira, and Swisher. Arod will be here for the long haul, but that doesn’t mean he’ll necessarily be able to ward off his decline.

    Hey guys, offense counts too. And like I said, it isn’t just pitching that wins championships. In 2009 it was great offense that won it for us.

  24. Jerkface May 2nd, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    Cashman didnt trade Hughes for Reggie Sanders or Johan Santana, don’t think he would trade him for less than King Felix.

  25. joeman May 2nd, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    # AZ88 May 2nd, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    “Billy Butler and Jim Rice came up as 21-22 year old DHs”

    But it is a waist to use someone that young at a DH, especially when the position will be needed for our older players. Do we really want Rodriguez playing 3rd base in 4 years?
    ————————————————————–
    Rice didn’t DH much at all ….Butler had 69 games at DH his first year and 84 his 2nd…then it was on the 1st base

  26. Jerkface May 2nd, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    But it is a waist to use someone that young at a DH, especially when the position will be needed for our older players. Do we really want Rodriguez playing 3rd base in 4 years?

    Why worry about 4 years from now?

  27. Jerkface May 2nd, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    Having Montero as back up catcher while getting him reps at 1st, and then letting him sit primarily in the DH spot smacking the ball would be a godsend.

    he can catch or play 1st when you want to DH Rodriguez, and who else is going to DH primarily for the next 5 years????

  28. The First Place Rays May 2nd, 2011 at 5:13 pm

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  29. Jerkface May 2nd, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    Montero has always hit very well as DH in the minors.

  30. LGY May 2nd, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    I think Alex could play RF if he has to move off 3B in the future.

  31. joeman May 2nd, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    not saying he can’t but I really would like to see Montero hit major league pitching & I hope he’s given a chance before they do or don’t decide to trade him

  32. Chase May 2nd, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    Sorry, I forget if this was said or not.. if it was I must’ve missed it.

    Did the Dr. that Phil saw confirm that he had thoracic outlet syndrome? If so, when is the surgery?

    Thank you!

  33. GreenBeret7 May 2nd, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    Rice wore an outfielder’s glove. He didn’t even play in the outfield in the ’78 playoff game. Give or take a handful of games, Rice was a part time outfielder and part time DH from ’74 through ’78.

  34. LGY May 2nd, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    “Anyone want to talk about how awful A-Rod has been for more than a week now?”

    ————-

    He has still put up the best numbers amongst 3B to date and is in the top 5 in the AL in OPS.

  35. Jerkface May 2nd, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    Was also robbed of potential game winning double :x

  36. joeman May 2nd, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    # Jerkface May 2nd, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    Montero has always hit very well as DH in the minors.
    ———————————————————————
    he shouldn’t do any Dh-ing in the minors…so my question is how often does he DH

  37. Wave Your Hat May 2nd, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    “I still haven’t gotten the answer to why Montero will be traded for a mediocre starting pitcher after Cashman has proven he will only offer Montero for the very best players?”

    That’s because I never said he would be traded for a mediocre starting pitcher. That’s your game, all I said is I didn’t know who he’d be traded for if he was traded.

  38. blake May 2nd, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    Alex is in a funk…..he’ll start raking again soon.

  39. Wave Your Hat May 2nd, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    “Who are they going to trade him for?”

    You’re being cute, aren’t you? :)

  40. GreenBeret7 May 2nd, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    Rice DH’s in 260 games from ’75 through ’78. Hardly “not much at all”.

  41. joeman May 2nd, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    # GreenBeret7 May 2nd, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    Rice wore an outfielder’s glove. He didn’t even play in the outfield in the ’78 playoff game. Give or take a handful of games, Rice was a part time outfielder and part time DH from ’74 through ’78.
    ——————————-
    going back and looking your right..nice job

  42. LGY May 2nd, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    “Rice wore an outfielder’s glove. He didn’t even play in the outfield in the ’78 playoff game. Give or take a handful of games, Rice was a part time outfielder and part time DH from ’74 through ’78.”

    ————–

    Jim Rice started in RF in the 78 playoff game

    http://www.baseball-reference......0020.shtml

  43. Jerkface May 2nd, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    he shouldn’t do any Dh-ing in the minors…so my question is how often does he DH

    I got into this argument with Randy before when he wondered why Cervelli had fewer PA in the minors than Romine and Montero. Romine and Montero coming up were on the same team, they split C/DH every game. When they split up, they caught and when the backup came in they DHed, because their development was more important than whoever else would sit at DH.

    Montero has extensive DH experience thanks to splitting time and his days off from catching.

  44. joeman May 2nd, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    # blake May 2nd, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    Alex is in a funk…..he’ll start raking again soon.
    ————————————
    I believe he sat out a couple of games & got into a little funk….

  45. joeman May 2nd, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    # GreenBeret7 May 2nd, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    Rice DH’s in 260 games from ’75 through ’78. Hardly “not much at all”.
    # joeman May 2nd, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    # GreenBeret7 May 2nd, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    Rice wore an outfielder’s glove. He didn’t even play in the outfield in the ’78 playoff game. Give or take a handful of games, Rice was a part time outfielder and part time DH from ’74 through ’78.
    ——————————-
    going back and looking your right..nice job
    —————————————-
    said I was wrong

  46. Patrick May 2nd, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    That’s because I never said he would be traded for a mediocre starting pitcher. That’s your game, all I said is I didn’t know who he’d be traded for if he was traded.

    Because only mediocre starting pitchers will be available for trade this season! This is so clear to me, I don’t see how you aren’t getting it. Cashman has proven in the past he will only trade Montero for a top tier starting pitcher – Roy Halladay and Cliff Lee being two of them. If there are no pitchers of that caliber available Montero is going nowhere. So who meets that standard?

    In my opinion, Lee, Halladay, Lincecum, Kershaw, Josh Johnson, King Felix, Jon Lester, maybe Jimenez, maybe Verlander. So are you telling me one of those guys will be available for trade? If the answer is no, he will be traded for someone else, name names! Haren doesn’t count because Cashman already refused to offer Montero for Haren. If you say, well Montero will be traded for a less than stellar starting pitcher, you lose all credibility because Cashman has already proven that that won’t happen.

  47. Wave Your Hat May 2nd, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    “Because only mediocre starting pitchers will be available for trade this season! This is so clear to me, I don’t see how you aren’t getting it.”

    Patrick, that isn’t clear to me. And I hope it isn’t so.

  48. GreenBeret7 May 2nd, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    Eddie Murray was another 21 year old Dh. He didn’t take over 1st base until his 2nd year.

  49. Jerkface May 2nd, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    Given how hard Jimenez is tanking I doubt it’d take Montero to land him. Dude stinks right now and the rockies don’t know whats wrong. When I sat behind home plate in the JJ-Ubaldo game in Miami with the scouts they were talking about how bad he looked (also they made fun of John Buck a lot).

  50. Mike_Boston May 2nd, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    Does anyone have Jorgie’s #’s against Verlander?

    His double last night was encouraging…

  51. Jerkface May 2nd, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    I don’t see whats wrong with Montero catching 60 games, playing first 20 games, and DHing 100 games.

  52. Wave Your Hat May 2nd, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    “Eddie Murray was another 21 year old Dh. He didn’t take over 1st base until his 2nd year.”

    I think we have a winner…

  53. Patrick May 2nd, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    Patrick, that isn’t clear to me. And I hope it isn’t so.

    Way to ignore the rest of my comment

  54. joeman May 2nd, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    # Jerkface May 2nd, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    he shouldn’t do any Dh-ing in the minors…so my question is how often does he DH

    I got into this argument with Randy before when he wondered why Cervelli had fewer PA in the minors than Romine and Montero. Romine and Montero coming up were on the same team, they split C/DH every game. When they split up, they caught and when the backup came in they DHed, because their development was more important than whoever else would sit at DH.

    Montero has extensive DH experience thanks to splitting time and his days off from catching.
    ——————————————————————–
    so if anyone knows how often this year is he catching

  55. Patrick May 2nd, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    I don’t see whats wrong with Montero catching 60 games, playing first 20 games, and DHing 100 games.

    There are 3 things wrong with this. Rotation, rotation, rotation

  56. stuckey99 May 2nd, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    “I don’t see whats wrong with Montero catching 60 games, playing first 20 games, and DHing 100 games.”

    180 is what’s “wrong” that you aren’t seeing.

  57. Jerkface May 2nd, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    :) Bad math oops, but my point remains. Montero could prove to be a versatile bat that can backup a very offensive starved position while spending the majority of his time wholloping balls in a spot where he is not likely to get beat up

  58. stuckey99 May 2nd, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    According to baseball-reference.com, Montero has DH’ed twice and caught 16 times.

  59. joeman May 2nd, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    # Jerkface May 2nd, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    :) Bad math oops, but my point remains. Montero could prove to be a versatile bat that can backup a very offensive starved position while spending the majority of his time wholloping balls in a spot where he is not likely to get beat up
    ———————————
    as of now that position doesn’t look starved to me

  60. Jerkface May 2nd, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    as of now that position doesn’t look starved to me

    Its starved league wide, but the presence of Martin is why Montero would BACKUP the position and not be asked to catch 120 games a year. It just makes the most sense to me. If martin is the real deal you can save Montero from all the catcher detractors while still letting him get his time in at the position (so that if injury struck Montero could simply slide over)

  61. Wave Your Hat May 2nd, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    “If you say, well Montero will be traded for a less than stellar starting pitcher, you lose all credibility because Cashman has already proven that that won’t happen.”

    Well, now we’ve moved from “mediocre” to “less than stellar”. I guess that’s progress.

    I still don’t know who will become available, and I don’t know the circumstances the Yanks will find themselves in. I think they will need a good starter, whether top 10 or merely less than stellar I don’t know.

    They didn’t have Martin last year, now they do. And maybe Cashman should have moved Montero for Haren – remember Montero wasn’t enough to get Lee – maybe if he had the Yanks would have won the WS. Maybe Cashman thinks that now. Maybe he doesn’t, how would you or I know? I don’t think the past has proven anything.

  62. joeman May 2nd, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    my thought with Montero is that can he play 1st base or can he play catcher on the major league level….I have to see him hit major league pitching before I’m giving him 100 games at DH

  63. Jerkface May 2nd, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    my thought with Montero is that can he play 1st base or can he play catcher on the major league level….I have to see him hit major league pitching before I’m giving him 100 games at DH

    I would split time with Montero at C/DH/1B with an eye towards him replacing mark teixeira. If he hits to his projections it would be like trading for Miguel Cabrera.

  64. joeman May 2nd, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    Why didn’t Montero come north with the team ?

  65. Patrick May 2nd, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    Wave,

    I just ran through the pitchers I’d trade Montero for, do you have any to add? Do you think any of those I named will be available?

    The simple fact is, if the available pitchers aren’t to that level, Montero isn’t going to be traded for them. Guys of a lesser level can be acquired with other prospects. Why do you jump straight to Montero?

  66. Jerkface May 2nd, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    nd maybe Cashman should have moved Montero for Haren – remember Montero wasn’t enough to get Lee – maybe if he had the Yanks would have won the WS. Maybe Cashman thinks that now. Maybe he doesn’t, how would you or I know? I don’t think the past has proven anything.

    Smoak also wasn’t enough to get Lee, and he was a top 25 prospect. Given what was traded for Haren, why would Cashman had to have given up Montero for him?

  67. joeman May 2nd, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    Jerkface May 2nd, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    I would split time with Montero at C/DH/1B with an eye towards him replacing mark teixeira. If he hits to his projections it would be like trading for Miguel Cabrera.
    ———————————————————————————–
    projections & Cabrera…LOL!!!! that isn’t going to happen

  68. GreenBeret7 May 2nd, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    I expect the Detroit right fielder will be rather busy tonight. The hitters aren’t likely to pull Verlander very often. I’d also walk Cabrera every time he moves to the bat rack. Just tell not to even bother coming to home plate…just head for first base.

  69. Wave Your Hat May 2nd, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    “Given what was traded for Haren, why would Cashman had to have given up Montero for him?”

    ‘Cause I let Patrick coax me into responding without thinking, always a mistake. Way to snipe, you get a point there.

    Have to go, will ponder pitchers. Actually, I don’t want to do that because I hope CC, Colon, AJ, Garcia and Nova will keep up the good work and be enough.

  70. blake May 2nd, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    GB,

    I agree…..take Cabrera out of the equation as much as possible.

  71. Jerkface May 2nd, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    projections & Cabrera…LOL!!!! that isn’t going to happen

    What do you think he will do in the majors?

  72. LGY May 2nd, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    .I have to see him hit major league pitching before I’m giving him 100 games at DH

    —–

    1B are WAY better than DH offensively on average.

  73. Chase May 2nd, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    Mark Feinsand:

    Mo Rivera on Bin Laden: “Justice prevailed. You do something like that, somewhere along the way, you’re going to pay. This was the time.”

  74. Tom in N.J. May 2nd, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    Carlos Delgado was a catcher in the minors. He was called up for a cup o coffee in parts of 3 seasons. Hebecame the Jay’s full-time DH in ’96 then moved to 1b in ’97.

  75. Tom in N.J. May 2nd, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    Fred McGriff also broke into MLB as a DH.

  76. blake May 2nd, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    No prospect is a sure thing….but the players scouts most often compare Montero’s bat to are Miguel Cabrera, Frank Thomas, and Edgar Martinez…..those players were once prospects as well.

  77. Jerkface May 2nd, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    No prospect is a sure thing….but the players scouts most often compare Montero’s bat to are Miguel Cabrera, Frank Thomas, and Edgar Martinez…..those players were once prospects as well.

    Montero has no glaring weakness as a hitter besides speed I guess. I really don’t know why the Yankees would trade him at this point since the guys you’d trade him for are all locked up and not being traded.

  78. GreenBeret7 May 2nd, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    Looks like a cold and rainy night in Detroit

  79. blake May 2nd, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    If no player comes available that makes sense then you don’t trade him. Probably the only way he is traded is if Felix decides he wants out of Seattle or if the Mariners decide to rebuild from the ground up….or if something similar happens with another team with a young #1 starter.

  80. kd May 2nd, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    blake,

    when do you see montero coming up? june? september? injury related?

  81. RayVT May 2nd, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    It is a long season and things happen. I don’t suspect that Montero gets traded to anyone in 2011. I believe his value as a potential C long term out ways his value as a trade piece. I like Martin & I suspect if he remains healthy he will get the brunt of the catching duty as a #1 catcher for as long as we can keep him in a NYY uniform. He would play best at catching around 100 games. That leaves 60 games or so for Montero & another 80 to 100 games for Montero to DH/1B/RF. So the Yanks could divy up 60 to 80 games to rest ARod/Tex at DH. Cervelli or someone else (most likely) could be a 3rd catcher in case of injury or to prevent a DH shift to C.

  82. GreenBeret7 May 2nd, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    For those that have concerns about Montero’s lack of power and RBI, there’s a reason. Nobody’s getting on in front of him and they refuse to thr0w anything inside or up enough to get under the ball, so he’s zeroed in on right and center field.

  83. Erin May 2nd, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    RiverAveBlues This is your Phil Hughes update so far. RT @Alden_Gonzalez: Phil Hughes did have his tests done today, but no word yet. #Yankees

  84. stuckey99 May 2nd, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    “or if something similar happens with another team with a young #1 starter.”

    Again, this continues to strike me as an odd way of referring this this, as if there was a large body of these around the major leagues.

    29 other team – strike 4 off the list immediately just from being in the AL East.

    If you ask me, Montero is something of a gamble for NL teams because if he can’t catch, you have less options. AL teams at least have the DH of his bat is truly special.

    So we’re down to 10 other teams, 9 not counting Seattle. Minnesota doesn’t have someone I’d say qualifies, nor does Chicago or KC,

    Not sure why Cleveland is trading pitching when they have Santana and are scoring. Texas doesn’t seem like a fit.

    So at the end of the day, are we talking about Verlander, Haren, Weaver and the Oakland guys (where Suzuki isn’t really part of their problem)?

  85. stuckey99 May 2nd, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    I also think Montero needs to be challenged.

  86. Erin May 2nd, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    New Post- Pregame Notes: “There are a lot of happy people”

    :arrow:

  87. Jerkface May 2nd, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    I also think Montero needs to be challenged.

    Me too, at some point you gotta see how a guy does in the majors. With Posada’s struggles there should be an opportunity for Montero.


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