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Second-half question: Do you believe in Greg Golson?

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jul 11, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

CC Sabathia so thoroughly dominated the Rays yesterday, that Curtis Granderson didn’t know where to stand. He was playing center field, with a perfect view of the pitcher and the plate, but he had trouble positioning himself.

“I’m always trying to figure out where I want to be versus this lineup (with) some guys who could potentially pull the ball,” Granderson said. “But with CC keeping guys off balance I had to second-guess myself a lot today. Luckily I had Andruw to my left who has a great deal of experience. I could trust him to say, let’s move the other way, these guys aren’t necessarily going to catch up to what he’s got going on.”

It was an interesting insight into Andruw Jones’ knowledge of the game, but surely the Yankees can get more value than that out of their fourth outfielder.

Jones’ batting average is down to .195 after an 0-for-3 yesterday. He’s hitting .231/.315/.446 against lefties, but he hasn’t had an extra-base hit since May 29, which says a lot about how infrequently he’s played and about how unproductive he’s been when he’s gotten at-bats.

There is a familiar alternative in Triple-A. Greg Golson is hitting .295/.350/.432 in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. He’s been especially productive lately, but he comes with two concerns: 1. He doesn’t have a history of hitting quite like this, and 2: His platoon splits are completely backwards. Golson is hitting just .196 against lefties. Another right-handed Triple-A outfielder, Jordan Parraz, also has impressive numbers with the same unusual splits (though not as extreme). Chris Dickerson is a lefty, which doesn’t let him perfectly fill Jones’ role.

Given the Yankees three outfield regulars, the team don’t need much out of their fourth outfielder. But right now, Jones’ only real value is his experience, and that’s not helping too much.

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110 Responses to “Second-half question: Do you believe in Greg Golson?”

  1. joeman July 11th, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    I know one thing just by watching the two yesterday Cano & Jones really get along with each other, looks like Cano’s new best bud

  2. Mell July 11th, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    If I need a pinch runner or defensive replacement? Absolutely

    If I need a bat? NO!!!!

  3. MTU July 11th, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    I say give “huggy bear” a try.

    It would be hard for him to do worse than Jones.

    ;)

  4. Erin July 11th, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    I’m totally over the Andruw Jones experiment, so yes, I believe in Greg Golson.

    ;)

  5. Giuseppe Franco July 11th, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    I’ve said this a few times in recent weeks but I’m not a big believer in Golson and I don’t think the front office is going to dump Jones until they find someone better.

    I have my doubts whether they’ll think Golson is a better option at this point. Jones isn’t contributing much, but at least he does have a track record of being able to hit major league pitching.

    Golson doesn’t even have that going for him. He’s more or less a right handed version of Dickerson – good speed, good defender, but not someone you want playing very much.

  6. West Coast Yankee Fan July 11th, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    No, no and no.

  7. Yankee Trader July 11th, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    As long as opposing pitchers keep feeding Jones off speed stuff, his BA will remain <.200.

  8. BoJo July 11th, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    I would love to see what KLong can do with Golson. Golson has great tools, and really started playing ball late (high school)…but he is still young enough and talented enough to put a career together…and in the meanwhile can PR and provide great defense.

    I’d love to see him come up and replace Jones…

  9. jacksquat July 11th, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    Ha ha, some reporter said HRD is Gringos vs Latinos. :D

  10. MTU July 11th, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    “but at least he does have a track record of being able to hit major league pitching.”

    You’d never know it by the way he’s performed this season.

    Back to Curacao for him. He needs to lose that SEG.

  11. Melk Man July 11th, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    No. Jones is a professional hitter with a track record. And he’s still doing OK against LHP. Not great, but not terrible. Enough with the “all glove no stick” guys on the bench like Pena, Golson, Dickerson, Cervelli, etc.

  12. Bronx Jeers July 11th, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    So if Alex misses 24 more games the wager is off?

    Aug 6th is the 24th post ASG game

    I would think you’re safe.

  13. Warning Track Power July 11th, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    IMO, A. Jones is a “very old 34 yrs old ball player”. The kid was been playing since he was 19. Standing in CF and making all the plays to either gap.
    Aside from his experience, what else does he add to this year’s team? Nothing much.
    I’d much rather have Golson.
    Golson is younger, faster, stronger arm(remember the throw in Tampa when Crawford was tagging from 2nd)

  14. Jerkface July 11th, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Enough with the “all glove no stick” guys on the bench like Pena, Golson, Dickerson, Cervelli, etc.

    Give me the all stick no glove guys like Jesus Montero!

  15. BoJo July 11th, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    My preference would still be to acquire Beltran or even Melky though.

  16. GreenBeret7 July 11th, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    Robby Cano’s pitcher tonight in the HR Derby? Former Yankee farmhand and Astros pitcher, Jose Cano.

  17. MTU July 11th, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    GB-

    I thought for sure he’d ask Erin.

  18. bruceb July 11th, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    Bit like asking whether you believe in Father Christmas. Think I believe in him more than Greg Golson. And, to be honest, if we get the answer to that question before the end of the season then we’re in big trouble.

  19. GreenBeret7 July 11th, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    MTU, Cano decided that it was too difficult to swing the bat with a little hottie hanging onto him.

  20. Yankee Trader July 11th, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    Who will that right-handed OF bat be? From non contending teams.
    Jeff Francoueur
    Ryan Ludwick
    Michael Cuddyer
    Josh Willingham
    Juan Rivera
    Reed Johnson
    Carlos Lee
    Marcus Thames
    Carlos Beltran

  21. Erin July 11th, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    GreenBeret7 July 11th, 2011 at 4:17 pm
    MTU, Cano decided that it was too difficult to swing the bat with a little hottie hanging onto him.

    ***********************

    :D

  22. MTU July 11th, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    GB-

    She lobs underhand though.

    :)

  23. joeman July 11th, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    # Jerkface July 11th, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Enough with the “all glove no stick” guys on the bench like Pena, Golson, Dickerson, Cervelli, etc.

    Give me the all stick no glove guys like Jesus Montero!
    ————————————————–
    keep dreaming

  24. Jerkface July 11th, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    keep dreaming

    Dream On is my favorite aerosmith song. Dream on! Dream on! Dreeeeeeam on! DREAAAAAAAAAAAAM ON! Dream until my dream comes true dooo dododododo doo

  25. Warning Track Power July 11th, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    there is only 1 player that i want the Yankees to trade for?
    Heath Bell from the pads.

    he’s a reliever, has no bat, but the kid can help this team.

  26. GreenBeret7 July 11th, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    MTU July 11th, 2011 at 4:18 pm
    GB-

    She lobs underhand though.

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

    no comment

  27. Erin July 11th, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    MTU-he would win for sure if I were throwing to him. #throwslikeagirl.

    ;)

  28. joeman July 11th, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    # Yankee Trader July 11th, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    Who will that right-handed OF bat be? From non contending teams.
    Jeff Francoueur
    Ryan Ludwick
    Michael Cuddyer
    Josh Willingham
    Juan Rivera
    Reed Johnson
    Carlos Lee
    Marcus Thames
    Carlos Beltran
    —————————-
    get me Hunter Pence

    Hunter Pence

  29. GreenBeret7 July 11th, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    I can’t see the Yankees tying up nearly $40 mil in closers.

  30. MTU July 11th, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    Erin-

    I tried my best to explain that to GB.

    :(

  31. BoJo July 11th, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    Warning Track Power July 11th, 2011 at 4:20 pm
    there is only 1 player that i want the Yankees to trade for?
    Heath Bell from the pads.

    he’s a reliever, has no bat, but the kid can help this team.
    ____
    I expect him and Adams to be called up to their parent club in Boston any week now.

  32. joeman July 11th, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    # Jerkface July 11th, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    keep dreaming

    Dream On is my favorite aerosmith song. Dream on! Dream on!
    ——————————————-
    good taste

  33. Erin July 11th, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    Dante19jr Loving my days at the ball park. Every day is a new challenge.

  34. MTU July 11th, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    Juan Rivera is cheap.

  35. Yankee Trader July 11th, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    Joeman-

    Hunter Pence would do quite nicely-full time corner OF’er with an excellent arm. Are you trading Gardner, Swisher??

    Cost in prospects however too prohibitive!!!!!!!

  36. joeman July 11th, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    Pence isn’t cheap but he’s good

  37. Erin July 11th, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    MTU July 11th, 2011 at 4:23 pm
    Erin-

    I tried my best to explain that to GB.

    **********************

    I know. Not your fault he’s got a dirty mind ;)

  38. joeman July 11th, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    # Yankee Trader July 11th, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    Joeman-

    Hunter Pence would do quite nicely-full time corner OF’er with an excellent arm. Are you trading Gardner, Swisher??

    Cost in prospects however too prohibitive!!!!!!!
    ———————————-
    Gardner…..

  39. joeman July 11th, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    Gardner & a piece for Pence

  40. West Coast Yankee Fan July 11th, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    Doubtful they trade Pence but if they do they would want a pitching haul.

  41. Yankee Trader July 11th, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    I expect him and Adams to be called up to their parent club in Boston any week now.
    ——————————————————

    Wouldn’t put it past Theo’s lackey Hoyer!!!

  42. GreenBeret7 July 11th, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    If NYYs get an outfielder, they need a left hand power bat more than a right handed bat. Ideally, it would be a switch hitter, but, Beltran is not a likely pick-up. Cabrera, Francoeur or Rivera are more likely.

  43. Tar July 11th, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    I know I am in the minority here, but I say stick with Jones unless you find someone better outside the organization. But only as a bench player, not a platoon situation.

    He plays good D, and can give the team that big hit when they need it. I don’t expect anything more from a bench player.

  44. Jerkface July 11th, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    Pence doesn’t get on base enough for my liking, but if he wasn’t too expensive he’d make a good 4th OFer.

  45. GreenBeret7 July 11th, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    Erin July 11th, 2011 at 4:25 pm
    MTU July 11th, 2011 at 4:23 pm
    Erin-

    I tried my best to explain that to GB.

    **********************

    I know. Not your fault he’s got a dirty mind

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

    It wasn’y dirty. I just couldn’t think up a smartass remark.

  46. LGY July 11th, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    No.

  47. MTU July 11th, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    Jones sucks wind.

    I want him gone.

    Tired of seeing his teeth.

    And the hole in his bat.

  48. Erin July 11th, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    DRob30 Just finished the media session. And I stole my sign! http://lockerz.com/s/119273390

  49. joeman July 11th, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    # Jerkface July 11th, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    Pence doesn’t get on base enough for my liking, but if he wasn’t too expensive he’d make a good 4th OFer.
    ——————————————
    he’s a upgrade over Gardner…

  50. BoJo July 11th, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    I agree that getting Beltran will be difficult, but he is IMO the best fit. He provides an upgrade in RF defense, and allows Swisher to platoon with Jorge at DH–which plays to their strengths this year. Or he can rest at Dh on days where Swish plays RF…He fills the power role until ARod gets back, and when ARod returns, can provide great protection for Cano while batting sixth.

    To me, he represents a major step up for the team.

  51. LGY July 11th, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    I know I am in the minority here, but I say stick with Jones unless you find someone better outside the organization

    ——–

    I wouldn’t cut bait with Jones either unless it’s a definite upgrade from outside the org.

    None of these scrub minor leaguers GB keeps pushing.

    Andruw would be in Boston in no time if the Yanks let him go for nothing.

  52. Bronx Jeers July 11th, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    Dream On is my favorite aerosmith song

    ——————————————————

    Small sample size of listenable songs.

  53. MTU July 11th, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    LGY-

    I’ll pay for the ticket.

    ;)

  54. 4time July 11th, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    They need to use this ASB to teach Posada how to play left field. That way, against lefties, they can play Jesus at DH and Posada in the OF.

  55. Erin July 11th, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    GreenBeret7 July 11th, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    It wasn?y dirty. I just couldn?t think up a smartass remark.

    *********************

    Oh, I see. Forgive me. :)

  56. Jerkface July 11th, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    he’s a upgrade over Gardner…

    Huge downgrade defensively and his OBP is like Cano, heavily AVG dependent.

  57. BoJo July 11th, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    Andruw would be in Boston in no time if the Yanks let him go for nothing.
    __
    So?

  58. GreenBeret7 July 11th, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    OOOOO….Jones would be in Boston in no time? Sounds like a double win for NYYs.

  59. Yankee Trader July 11th, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    Pence doesn’t get on base enough for my liking, but if he wasn’t too expensive he’d make a good 4th OFer.
    ——————————————————

    Pence .371 OBP against righties .511 slugging average also against righties. Overall .323 BA. He’d be a replacement as a corner OF’er for every team except maybe the Cardinals.

    Jerkface-
    I respest your opinion but surely you jest!!! Shirley???

  60. Yankee Trader July 11th, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    **respect**

  61. joeman July 11th, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    Jerkface July 11th, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    he’s a upgrade over Gardner…

    Huge downgrade defensively and his OBP is like Cano, heavily AVG dependent
    ————————————–
    please don’t compare Gardner to Pence

  62. Erin July 11th, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    LGY July 11th, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    Andruw would be in Boston in no time if the Yanks let him go for nothing.

    ********************

    So let him grin like an idiot on their bench. ;)

  63. D-Man July 11th, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    Jones is a lot better than these career minor leaguers that people want up here so badly. If you read some posts, you would think Laird is the next George Brett.

  64. GreenBeret7 July 11th, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Jones in Boston with that short wall in left? Well, yeah…if he actually made contact.

  65. Tar July 11th, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    MTU

    What would be acceptable numbers offensive numbers from a 4th OF ( that doesn’t smile) and plays good Defense?

  66. luis July 11th, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    Hi everyone,

    Many questionhas been posted by Chad today, let’s see…

    Soriano?, i always thought it was a bad signing, but i hope he gives us some quality innings down the strech. Also hope he opts out from his contract but i doubt it.

    Golson?, i say yes, give him a chance, as a said before i’ll pay Jones plane ticket to Curacao.

    Garcia and bartolo?, I hope they keep what they’ve been doing so far, but i think one of them is going to break up at some point, i hope isnot bartolo.

    On the trade front, I don’t think we can get a true quality starter so i would concentrate on a aceves type reliever or Wood.

  67. blake July 11th, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    More.than Andrew Jones.

  68. BoJo July 11th, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    luis July 11th, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    On the trade front, I don’t think we can get a true quality starter so i would concentrate on a aceves type reliever or Wood.
    ___
    Names?

  69. MTU July 11th, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    Tar-

    Better than this :

    “Jones’ batting average is down to .195 after an 0-for-3 yesterday. He’s hitting .231/.315/.446 against lefties, but he hasn’t had an extra-base hit since May 29, which says a lot about how infrequently he’s played and about how unproductive he’s been when he’s gotten at-bats.”

    I think Golson can beat that, and he’s a better all around player in every other aspect.

  70. GreenBeret7 July 11th, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    Tar, Something between Spencer and Strawberry?

    I’d settle for something close to what Spillsborghs put up last year. I’d take Luke Scott, too.

  71. MTU July 11th, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    And by the way, Cervelli can disappear too.

    And he can take his dreamy eyes with him.

    ;)

  72. BoJo July 11th, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    That Spencer streak he had was incredible….brings back memories.

  73. Jerkface July 11th, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    Pence .371 OBP against righties .511 slugging average also against righties. Overall .323 BA. He’d be a replacement as a corner OF’er for every team except maybe the Cardinals.

    Jerkface-
    I respest your opinion but surely you jest!!! Shirley???

    He is a RHB, thats a weird platoon split. Pence just isn’t the kind of hitter I like, he isn’t a yankee type hitter. If they acquired Pence I wouldn’t be sad or anything, but if you look at his career and this season his isoD is usually around .040. That means he has to hit .300 to put up a .340 OBP, I don’t like that. It means that the hitter won’t be very useful while slumping, where as if hitters that walk slump they can still mitigate it by getting on base.

    .

  74. BoJo July 11th, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    MTU July 11th, 2011 at 4:44 pm
    And by the way, Cervelli can disappear too.

    And he can take his dreamy eyes with him.
    ___
    He would look pretty gruesome if he didn’t…

  75. Tar July 11th, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    “More.than Andrew Jones.”

    Fair enough, I understand the sentiment.

    I asked because Jones was 5 hits from being a .250 hitter. I don’t think 5 hits makes or breaks the Yankees first half.

    My out look is play good D, and get big hits at the right time. That’s all I want from Jones.

  76. blake July 11th, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    Pena is even more useless than Cervelli.

  77. GreenBeret7 July 11th, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    Nobody ever compared Laird to George Brett. He plays decent defense ay 4 positions, has power and doesn’t strike out a lot. That’s good enough for a bench player.

  78. luis July 11th, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    Hi Bojo,

    Good question, as i said last night maybe we already have him on the roster ( Noesi ), but if you don’t feel confortable with him maybe how about Clippard from the nats,

  79. blake July 11th, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    Beltran makes a lot of sense ….the price tag is the only question

  80. Erin July 11th, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    RobinsonCano Even though it’s hot out here in Phoenix I’m excited to be here. On my way to the Derby now!

  81. BoJo July 11th, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    luis July 11th, 2011 at 4:47 pm
    Hi Bojo,

    Good question, as i said last night maybe we already have him on the roster ( Noesi ), but if you don’t feel confortable with him maybe how about Clippard from the nats,
    ___
    How about Choate?

  82. blake July 11th, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    Bring up Laird for pena

  83. MTU July 11th, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    Tar-

    He hasn’t done that has he ? Get the big hits.

    In fact the post points out he has barely had any big hits since May 29th.

    Nope. He needs to go. Like yesterday. Doin’ nothin’ but using up oxygen and taking up space.

    Curacao has really nice beaches and plenty of rum. His smile will be welcome there.

  84. Jerkface July 11th, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    Beltran can put up the same OBP as pence while hitting 50 points lower and out slug him as well (more power). Beltran is the best OF option :(

  85. vinslol July 11th, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    I still want beltran, I don’t care what it costs. a noesi would be on the high end and it’d be totally worth it.

  86. Jerkface July 11th, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    Choate would be good to replace Logan, but the Yankees don’t need 2 LOOGYs in the pen.

  87. MTU July 11th, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    Blake-

    Then he should go too.

    Adios deadwood.

    This is a pennant race isn’t it ?

  88. BoJo July 11th, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    IMO, if Cashman got Beltran and Choate, and DFA’d Jones, we’d be sitting pretty for the post-season run.

  89. blake July 11th, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    Beltran should cost less than Pence….unless the Mets won’t deal fairly

  90. luis July 11th, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    BoJo July 11th, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    Choate it’s a bit too old for my liking, plus he might be due for correction to his regular career numbers, but who knows he is got impresive numbers so far

  91. BoJo July 11th, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    Jerkface July 11th, 2011 at 4:51 pm
    Choate would be good to replace Logan, but the Yankees don’t need 2 LOOGYs in the pen.
    ___
    Considering the options available, I think it helps to have 2–especially against Boston and for play-off run. We might get that second LOOGY in Manny, but I would prefer the experience Choate brings.

    I still think Logan will step up in 2nd half.

  92. BoJo July 11th, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    luis July 11th, 2011 at 4:53 pm
    BoJo July 11th, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    Choate it’s a bit too old for my liking, plus he might be due for correction to his regular career numbers, but who knows he is got impresive numbers so far
    ___
    Did you mention that you live in Florida so you get to see Choate and Marlins?

  93. Erin July 11th, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    russellmartin55 Press conference! Conf?rence de presse! http://twitpic.com/5oqvdy

    AndrewMarchand I asked Casey Close, Jeter’s agent, about Jeter’s absence. He declined comment.

  94. Jerkface July 11th, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    Considering the options available, I think it helps to have 2–especially against Boston and for play-off run. We might get that second LOOGY in Manny, but I would prefer the experience Choate brings.

    I still think Logan will step up in 2nd half.

    But the Yankees have a number of relievers who can get out lefties. You don’t need a specific lefty specialist. Logan and Choate can’t be trusted against righties, so you’re basically putting the burden of pitching a lot of innings on everyone else in the pen. I think it limits the BP too much. Having 2 guys who can only be good for less than inning each outing or risking blowing the game by extending them isn’t great.

  95. luis July 11th, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    Blake,

    Bringing laird for pena sounds very good, props to you. On the Beltran front, it all depends on the price and i would negotiate his decline for a posible arbitration so we get the picks in the draft. I don’t like Krod no matter what he is not a good influence in the dogout

  96. bdog375 July 11th, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    Jones is a no-brainer in my book. His OPS is not terrible, and he adds value with his defense. Plus, as September and October roll around, his experience could prove to be quite valuable.

  97. MTU July 11th, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    Adams for Cervelli, Pena, Jones, and Igawa.

    That’s my final offer.

  98. Tar July 11th, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    MTU

    We disagree. I would say Jones and Swish are having very similar seasons. Especially after 87 AB’s. If you give Jones the same amount of AB’s as Swish, I would bet they end up with very close numbers.

    Again as 4th OF, I have no problem with him (or his smile) :D See I smile a lot too. :D

  99. BoJo July 11th, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    How expensive would Beltran really be? Mets won’t re-sign him, and they can’t offer him arb so they won’t get a comp pick. He is taking up $9M for rest of year (IIRC) on a team in need of cash and going nowhere…

    The only issue will be who else bids for him….who has budget room to take on his contract? How much will Mets eat of it?

    Boston would like him…but can they offer a package like we can? We can absorb total contract and offer some of the kids we will lose in Rule 5 anyway.

  100. luis July 11th, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    Bojo,

    No, i’m not that lucky, so i don’t get to see them that often.

  101. BoJo July 11th, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    Jerkface July 11th, 2011 at 4:56 pm
    ___
    I think Logan can pitch to righties if he returns to form. I agree Choate is only great against Lefties.

    Having both allows Girardi to better match up going forward against Boston–which IMO is a huge consideration on our way to WS.

  102. luis July 11th, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    MTU July 11th, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    Don’t forget to include the shades…….LOL

  103. Erin July 11th, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    New Post- Second-half question: What to do with Montero?

    :arrow:

  104. MTU July 11th, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    Tar-

    Mexican standoff then.

    Let’s have a cerveza together instead.

    :)

  105. PagsandRags July 11th, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    Time to acquire another OF bat. The Yankees cannot live with Gardner, Swisher, Jones and Dickerson (currently at Triple A) as the OF supporting cast behind Granderson. They need to add a mid-level bat, preferably right handed that can replace Jones. Forget these scrubs like Golson. I don’t want him near the Bronx in the second half.

  106. 108 stitches July 11th, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    There’s a place for Andruw Jones and it’s in Curacao where he can gulp down tropical drinks and spend the remaining money the Yankees owe him (about $1M) plus the $12 M the Dodgers still owe him in deferred money.

  107. GreenBeret7 July 11th, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    bdog375 July 11th, 2011 at 4:58 pm
    Jones is a no-brainer in my book. His OPS is not terrible, and he adds value with his defense. Plus, as September and October roll around, his experience could prove to be quite valuable.

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

    What defense? You mean on the days that he decides to trot after the ball instead of walking or waiting for it to stop rolling?

  108. Jerkface July 11th, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    I think Logan can pitch to righties if he returns to form. I agree Choate is only great against Lefties.

    Eh I find it unlikely because he has always been bad against righties, including last year where he was a good reliever overall. He throws a fastball and a slider, sliders get out same handed batters.

  109. luis July 11th, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    BoJo July 11th, 2011 at 5:00 pm
    Jerkface July 11th, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    Good point both of you, also don’t forget the likely world series foe….The Philies, very lefthanded line up

  110. Jerkface July 11th, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    Good point both of you, also don’t forget the likely world series foe….The Philies, very lefthanded line up

    Choate has killed lefties in his career and is doing it especially well this year. I’ll take him for individual matchups and use Robertson/Mo/Soriano/Mike Adams/Heath Bell/WHOEVER the rest of the time.

    Robertson kills lefties, Mo kills lefties. Soriano if he comes back can be an elite reliever. If they trade for someone awesome that will be great too. I might even trust Cory Wade over Boone Logan.

    In the playoffs we want the bad relievers, even if they have specific purposes, to pitch as little as possible. We don’t want CC handing the ball off to Logan. Playoffs is when you ride your hottest relievers into the ground and having 2 short short relievers leading up to the playoffs could mean they are burnt out.

    Maybe if they acquired Choate and replaced Mitre and just left Noesi as the long man whatever, but I dunno how they’d construct the bullpen with 2 LOOGYs. It’d probably be ok, but there is a chance its dumb or Girardi will use them stupidly.

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