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Yankees just miss on additional arbitration decision

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Oct 29, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

A year ago, the Yankees avoided arbitration with Phil Hughes, Joba Chamberlain and Boone Logan, and now all three are eligible once again. Dave Robertson and Brett Gardner are arbitration eligible for the first time, and the Yankees signed Russell Martin knowing he had one more year of arbitration eligibility.

That’s six arbitration decision as it is, and there was almost one more.

Chris Dickerson’s name is on MLBTradeRumors list of players who just missed out on super-two status. 

A Yankees arbitration decision with Dickerson would have been interesting. He’s been a productive hitter against right-handers, he’s proven he can be a valuable platoon or bench player, and the Yankees could use a fourth of fifth outfielder. But Dickerson is left-handed, so he doesn’t perfectly fit the Yankees needs, and they barely used him even when he was on the big league roster this season.

If he’s making the minimum next year, there’s little reason not to bring Dickerson back and let him compete for a spot on the bench. If the Yankees had to pay him a little more, they might have faced a real decision about whether to bring him back.

Turns out, the Yankees might have done the Diamondbacks a favor by giving Ian Kennedy only one second-half call-up back in 2009. He’s another who just missed out on super-two status.

Former Yankees spot starter and current Nationals reliever Tyler Clippard did qualify for super-two, so he’ll make a little extra next season. The Rays are also going to have to start paying extra for David Price and the Red Sox are going to have to pay more for Daniel Bard.

 
 

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37 Responses to “Yankees just miss on additional arbitration decision”

  1. GreenBeret7 October 29th, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    The raw Yankee kids playing down in the Dominican include Dante Bichette, Greg Bird and Austin “Bubba: Jones has been named “The Bomb Squad”

  2. GreenBeret7 October 29th, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    Former Yankees spot starter and current Nationals reliever did qualify for super-two, so he’ll make a little extra next season.

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    I assume that would have been Tyler Clippard?

  3. PittsburghYankeeFan October 29th, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    Anyone notice how CC stopped his near daily tweeting once the contract negotiations with the Yankees have started?

  4. GreenBeret7 October 29th, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    So far in today’s game in the Dominican Winter League, Hector Noesi: 6 innings, 4 hits, 1 run, 0 earned runs, 0 walks, 6 strikeouts.

  5. kd October 29th, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    great news about noesi. it’ll be huge if he repeats nova’s performance in pinstripes next year

  6. Villa Nova-Ya October 29th, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    PYF -

    The last tweet of CC’s I read said something about being hacked.

    Also, if I’m in the middle of thinking about my future, I’m not tweeting.

    And, CC didn’t tweet like Joba does. His tweets mainly had a purpose. His last series of tweets had to to with raising funds/awareness for breast cancer.

    ****

    GB7

    I take it those Young Yankees are mashers???? (Bichette et al.) Good line on Noesi. Guess he’s in the swing of starting again, or at least hope so.

    I had the pleasure of seeing a lot of the Low A guys when they came in to play in Lakewood early 2011 season.

    I guess it won’t be until the end of spring training when we know who is going to play where?

    Plus, the RDogs aren’t playing in Lakewood 2012 season. Does anyone know the closest city to the NY area that they might play?

  7. GreenBeret7 October 29th, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    VNY, the kids are down there playing in a 2 week instructional league. Bird and Jones both had homers today. They haven’t yet played in any of the US minor league games, so this should be a big deal for them.

  8. GreenBeret7 October 29th, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    If NYYs are involved in any big name trades this winter, you can almost bet that Noesi would have to be part of that deal.

  9. Villa Nova-Ya October 29th, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    Any chance they trade Nova (a known quantity) over Noesi (the relatively unknown)?

  10. GreenBeret7 October 29th, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    Can’t imagine Nova being traded. Whatever deal is made, it’ll have to be for more than a 1 year rental to include Noesi. One, maybe two of Warren/Mitchell/Phelps will be in a deal. They are all just about ready to break in. NYYs have three more starters hot on their heels in Stoneburner, Betances and Banuelos. Hall and Marshall are part of the following wave.

  11. CompassRosy October 29th, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    GB ~

    Thanks for the Winter League links, I now have them bookmarked.

    Just curious…
    what accounts for the disparity in the number of pitchers and position players on each team?
    (e.g., M’s have 17 pitchers and 18 players, Yanks have 7 pitchers and 11 players, O’s have 8 pitchers and only 6 players)

  12. GreenBeret7 October 29th, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    The closest Charleston will be playing to NJ would be in North Carolina or West Virginia.

  13. m October 29th, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    I doubt Nova goes. Teams will want assurances that his arm is healthy. And the Yankees kinda need him in the rotation.

  14. Joe from Long Island October 29th, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    GB – i’m afraid you’re right about noesi being included in any major trade. he’s got a bright future ahead of him, and i have to think it’s been noticed by a lot of people. kemp, holliday, upton, any of the big names being thrown around on this blog – they would all require noesi to be part of that package, with one of the others thrown in for good measure. if cash can pull off one of those type deals without including noesi, or hughes, i’lll be very impressed.

    by the way, hope you’re doing well down south. the forecast here isn’t bad – for late december.

  15. GreenBeret7 October 29th, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    Rosy, the only league that has limits on the number of players a team can send is the AFL. I guess that some teams, like the Mariners are trying to accelerate the progress of their best and youngest players by having them play winter ball. Teams like NY usually only have a few. Most of those are Latin players playing for their hometown teams. NYYs usually have the players that need innings or bats because of injuries. Noesi needed innings and Nunez needed at bats and time in the outfield corners. There are no limits on players in the Caribbean leagues

  16. GreenBeret7 October 29th, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    Joe,

    Maybe you can answer this question. Is it polically correct to talk about using my air conditioning and when should I stop mentioning it?

    MYYs are going to have to move pitching this winter. That, along with catching is their main currency. Other than Noesi, I can’t imagine NYYs trading pitchers off of the big league roster. Those mentioned are near ready but haven’t had their clocks started yet.

  17. Joe from Long Island October 29th, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    Gb – yeah, i’ve thought for a while that they’re going to have to move some young arms, no place for them to go in ny. that’s a good problem to have. moving catchers may be influenced by how they evaluaete cervelli, due to his very unfortunate concussions. i really like that kid, and hope he recovers and does well.

    i’ve learned political correctness has no bearing with you. may a trick-or-treater come to your door dressed as Nurse Karloff.

  18. Chad Jennings October 29th, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    GreenBeret7 October 29th, 2011 at 6:35 pm e
    Former Yankees spot starter and current Nationals reliever did qualify for super-two, so he’ll make a little extra next season.

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

    I assume that would have been Tyler Clippard?

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    WOOPS! Sorry. I’ll blame the snow. Is that a good excuse for leaving out someone’s name entirely? Do you think that will fly with my editors? “There was a lot of snow outside, so I didn’t think I needed to include Clippard’s name.”

  19. GreenBeret7 October 29th, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    Joe,

    That Nurse Karloff remark was cruel and uncalled for.

    I’m guessing that of the Triple A starters, Warren is the one in most demand and Noesi is above him. Looks like Luis Nunez, shortstop and 2nd baseman is making progress with his bat and if he keeps up could be another trade chip along with Corbin Joseph and David Adams. Even shortstop Jose Pirela is making progress. None have a real chance in NY though.

  20. GreenBeret7 October 29th, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    Chad, if you don’t have a dog like “Killer” to blame. weather is always a good excuse.

  21. tomingeorgia October 29th, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    GB7,
    What would Killer do if he saw snow?

  22. tomingeorgia October 29th, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    Pee on the rug is my answer. That’s what my three-legged cat does when it does snow.

  23. GreenBeret7 October 29th, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    Tom,

    After he pissed in it, he’d probably eat it. He’s quite the connoisseur and has a discerning taste

  24. tomingeorgia October 29th, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    Dont eat yellow snow, an old SF motto.

  25. GreenBeret7 October 29th, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    Yeah, and Pepitone said to beware of yellow rain.

  26. GreenBeret7 October 29th, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    Noesi picked up his first win (1-1) with a 3.38 ERA/ 6 innings, 4 hits, 1 run (unearned), 1 walk, 5 strikeouts.

    Former teammate Jonathan Ortiz relieved him in the game.

  27. GreenBeret7 October 29th, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Shock of the off-seaon: yanks pick up options on Cano and swisher

  28. GreenBeret7 October 29th, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    Grady sizemore is now a FA. Indians declined to pick up option bit picked up Carmona’s option.

  29. DocTodd October 29th, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Looks like we can pencil Swisher in for yet another stellar postseason…

  30. GreenBeret7 October 29th, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    A lot of issues going on with personnel decisions with Boston.

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/.....d-sox.html

  31. Kelvin October 29th, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    I was almost certain they would resign sizemore. Pretty surprising to me.

  32. GreenBeret7 October 29th, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    Looks like we can pencil you in for mor stupid remarks this winter. Some things never change.

  33. GreenBeret7 October 29th, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    Sizemore might be an interesting sign on a small guarantee with good incentives.

  34. Kelvin October 29th, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    Yeah GB I would definitely do an incentive based deal for him when healthy he’s fun to watch.

  35. GreenBeret7 October 29th, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    The Yanks are heavi;y right handed in the system and if they could get a couple of healthy seasons from a guy like Sizemore, it would be good. The problem is, the big team has two left handed hitters and a switch hitter and not ideal for platooning. It would be great if he were ablr to steal bases again, nit that’s a problem. That’s the same issue with signing a guy like Beltran,,,,he doesn’t run anymore.

  36. DocTodd October 29th, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    You must be senile if you are expecting anything but the same old stink out of Swisher come playoff time. My apologizes to those who enjoy seeing him trying to hit 800 foot homers,swinging as hard as possible,rather than just putting the ball in play…..Enjoy the futility!!

  37. DocTodd October 29th, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    .169 lifetime postseason batting average for Nick Whiffer…..you don’t get much for $10 million these days……I’m counting down the days till he’s gone, most likely after the 2012 season when the OF free agent pool is deep….


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