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MLB announces game times for upcoming season

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jan 30, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

This afternoon, Major League Baseball sent out a master schedule with updated game times for the upcoming season.

As you might expect, the Yankees open with quite a few day games. Their season opener in Tampa is a day game (3:10 start on April 6) and their last game of that opening series is also a day game (1:40 on April 8). After three night games in Baltimore, the Yankees open at home with back-to-back day games (1:05 starts on April 13 and 14) before playing their first 8:05, ESPN game on Sunday the 15th.

Head over the Yankees official site to see a full list of game times. As far as I can tell, it’s all pretty standard. A few mid-week day games mixed in, but not many surprises. Of course the Yankees play an 8:05 game Sunday night game in Boston on the night before the all-star break — no early break there — but there are quite a few day games on getaway days, which is nice.

The time for the September 22 game against Oakland is listed as TBD on both the Yankees schedule and the league’s master schedule. Not sure why. The season ends with three straight night games — Monday through Wednesday — in Boston.

 
 

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125 Responses to “MLB announces game times for upcoming season”

  1. Ys Guy January 30th, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    LOVE those day games…

  2. Bronx Jeers January 30th, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    “. Of course the Yankees play an 8:05 game Sunday night game in Boston on the night before the all-star break — no early break there…”

    —————

    A-Gon will ultimately blame his poor 2nd half on this game.

  3. BD (Boston Dave) January 30th, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    ” Baseball America’s Jim Callis said he would rank Cespedes in the 7-15 range of their top 100 prospects list, and that he would take over as the top prospect of pretty much any team that signs him.”

  4. BD (Boston Dave) January 30th, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    Montero was ranked #12 on MLBs list.

    Cespedes ahead of or just behind him?

    hmmm

  5. Ghostwriter January 30th, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    But how many years until Cespedes would be ready for the big leagues?

  6. blake January 30th, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    The Yanks should sign Cespedes if it’s in the 30 million range and they believe his bat will translate.

  7. blake January 30th, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    If you give a guy 30+ million then he better be pretty close to the big leagues…..ideally you’d start him out in A ball and then move him up as soon as he gets up to speed at each level. You’d hope he’s in AAA by the all star break and ready to contribute in the 2nd half if you’re giving him that much cash.

  8. BD (Boston Dave) January 30th, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    blake,

    not considering the collection of bloggers here, what do you think Montero would sign for if he was in Cespedes’s shoes right now? (assume MLB teams have seen Montero hit against MLB caliber pitching as he did at the end of last season)

  9. Pat M. January 30th, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    Sign the Cuban outfielders and Kuroda

  10. jacksquat January 30th, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    I wouldn’t pay much for Cespedes. I don’t think he’s going to have big problems with major league breaking pitches.

  11. jacksquat January 30th, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    scratch out “don’t” above. He doesn’t look good on breaking pitches.

  12. blake January 30th, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    BD,

    that’s tough to say….but probably quite a bit. More than Cespedes will get I’d imagine just because the bat is a more known factor.

  13. blake January 30th, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    “scratch out “don’t” above. He doesn’t look good on breaking pitches.”

    that may be the case….but that little stint in the DR means next to nothing….he hadn’t played in forever when he played those games down there. I haven’t seen him play near enough to comment on how his bat will translate….he may struggle with the strike zone and breaking stuff….he may go 30-30….he’s got some crazy tools though so it just depends on what the Yankees think about the all important hit tool and how much risk they want to assume

  14. blake January 30th, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    I think it would be interesting to see what some of the prospects around the game would get as free agents if baseball didn’t have the rules in place that they do….I think the bidding would get pretty crazy for the Harpers and Trouts and Strasburgs and Matt Moores

  15. Crawdaddy January 30th, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    I think too many teams are hot and heavy for Cespedes for him to be a Yankee in the 30M range. Not every player wants to be a Yankee.

  16. Jerkface January 30th, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    .I think the bidding would get pretty crazy for the Harpers and Trouts and Strasburgs and Matt Moores

    Harper & Strasberg would get great moneys, but guys like trout and moore who are toolsey but not battle tested like college/harper in juco wouldn’t get that much i think. Maybe if the minor leagues were bigger and did their own drafting/development then Moore would get a lot of money coming off his AA/AAA last 2 years.

  17. Crawdaddy January 30th, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    Moore wouldn’t get much???? He would get more than Darvish if he was on the open market now.

  18. Rich in NJ January 30th, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    “The Yanks should sign Cespedes if it’s in the 30 million range and they believe his bat will translate.”

    Yes.

  19. Jerkface January 30th, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    Moore wouldn’t get much???? He would get more than Darvish if he was on the open market now.

    Uh doi, thats what I said. He wouldn’t get the kind of money Harper or Strasberg would get upon FIRST ENTERING PRO BALL. It tooks Moore a few seasons and some growth before he became the Matt Moore of today. Thats why I said it would be interesting if the minor leagues were independent and doing the drafting, thats how you’d see what people were worth. There are very few prospects on the level of strasberg or harper that would get crazy money.

  20. blake January 30th, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    ” January 30th, 2012 at 10:53 pm
    I think too many teams are hot and heavy for Cespedes for him to be a Yankee in the 30M range. Not every player wants to be a Yankee.”

    Reports are he doesn’t want to be a Marlin….

  21. Jerkface January 30th, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    Very advanced and projectable college pitchers would get big money. Cole, Strasberg, the other guy whose name I forget (Bauer something got taken by Arizona I think?)

  22. Crawdaddy January 30th, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    A lot of players don’t want to be a Marlin. Would you?

  23. Jerkface January 30th, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    A lot of players don’t want to be a Marlin. Would you?

    Have you seen their new stadium HR feature?

  24. Crawdaddy January 30th, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    Are we talking about these players fresh out of high school and college now or after they’re already ML ready like Moore?

  25. Ghostwriter January 30th, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    blake January 30th, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    ” January 30th, 2012 at 10:53 pm
    I think too many teams are hot and heavy for Cespedes for him to be a Yankee in the 30M range. Not every player wants to be a Yankee.”

    Reports are he doesn’t want to be a Marlin….
    ————

    That’s surprising. The arlins would be a good fit for him. Living in Miami would really ease the transistion for him.

  26. blake January 30th, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    Crawdaddy January 30th, 2012 at 11:03 pm
    A lot of players don’t want to be a Marlin. Would you?”

    Sure….Reyes, Buerle, and Bell did….especially if they paid me the most money…..there are worse places than Miami

  27. Benny Blanco January 30th, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    could banuelos ceiling be higher than Ricky Romero?

  28. Pat M. January 30th, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    Bauer was the more polished pitcher last year at UCLA……He very well might make the Arizona rotation this spring….But make no mistake, Cole has amazing talent

  29. Crawdaddy January 30th, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    “Have you seen their new stadium HR feature?”

    Has a game been played there yet?

  30. Rich in NJ January 30th, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    For the right price, I’d be the Marlins mascot.

  31. blake January 30th, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    ” January 30th, 2012 at 11:05 pm
    Are we talking about these players fresh out of high school and college now or after they’re already ML ready like Moore?”

    I was talking about the latter….guys that are big league ready but still prospects

  32. Best To Ever Do It January 30th, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    Benny Blanco January 30th, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    could banuelos ceiling be higher than Ricky Romero?

    ——————————

    There are ppl that say his ceiling is Johan Santana.

  33. blake January 30th, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    Mannys upside could be higher than Romero….but if Ricky Romero is what he turns out to be that would be awesome.

  34. Best To Ever Do It January 30th, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    blake January 30th, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    Mannys upside could be higher than Romero….but if Ricky Romero is what he turns out to be that would be awesome.

    ————————-

    That would be great to see happen.

  35. blake January 30th, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    For the right price Id be the Marlins bat boy wearing those horrible uniforms

  36. BD (Boston Dave) January 30th, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    You can find some guys who say Johan Santana and others who say Ted Lilly.

    We will see. Most prospects don’t make it but I have a good feeling about this one.

  37. Jerkface January 30th, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    I was talking about the latter….guys that are big league ready but still prospects

    Yea those guys would definitely get paid, but Strasberg, Cole, Bauer, and Harper would have been paid out of the draft.

  38. Benny Blanco January 30th, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    Blake,

    In 2 seasons in AAA Romero was 3-3 with a 3.78 era and a 1.5 whip. Correct me if i’m wrong but that whip does not mean he had command. He walked 4.4 per inning.

    Romero did not have stellar minor league record.

  39. Nick in SF January 30th, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    “He walked 4.4 per inning.”

    That’s a lot. Throw in a hit batter or two and he could compete with AJ.

  40. Benny Blanco January 30th, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    Ooppsss….Per 9 innings….LOL

  41. rm January 30th, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    The Yankees are very good at evaluating players like Cespedes. If they really beleive he has Montero type skillsl I am sure they will try to sign him. I don’t get the feeling they believe he is that good but if they do they probably won’t let anybody know their plans until they strike.

  42. Rich in NJ January 30th, 2012 at 11:51 pm

    I suspect that if the Yankees don’t sign Cespedes, it will likely be because of money. They appear to be keeping their powder dry.

  43. tampayank January 30th, 2012 at 11:51 pm

    “blake January 30th, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    Crawdaddy January 30th, 2012 at 11:03 pm
    A lot of players don’t want to be a Marlin. Would you?”

    Sure….Reyes, Buerle, and Bell did….especially if they paid me the most money…..there are worse places than Miami

    they are going to operate like a Big Market club for at least 3 years hoping attendance stays good enough with the retractable roof and being closer to the DT Miami/Brickell Companies who have bought up all the suites. No more Weather Delays and being in an International City will make it very attractive to Free Agents, especially the Latin Based Players

  44. jacksquat January 31st, 2012 at 12:03 am

    I said Banuelos reminds me of Santana because they are both lefthanded, not big guys that have very good fastball/changeup combos. Banuelos just needs to get his walk rate back down. But it’s worth nothing that Santana struggled with his command a bit and did not get down to his low walk rate until age 24, this will be Banuelos’ age 21 season.

  45. jacksquat January 31st, 2012 at 12:04 am

    worth *noting*

  46. Pat M. January 31st, 2012 at 12:18 am

    jacksquat….Manny B. tended to overthrow his fastball last season…..Yankee fans need to understand the practice of patience this go around with this group…..He’s an outstanding prospect who could become a very valuable arm in the rotation for years to come…..But he’s at least 2 years away..

  47. jacksquat January 31st, 2012 at 12:33 am

    Yes, Banuelos is a keeper. I’d probably be even more upset if they traded him than them trading Montero.

  48. Pat M. January 31st, 2012 at 1:29 am

    If the Yankees have one player who is unavailable it very well could be Manny B….

  49. GreenBeret7 January 31st, 2012 at 2:06 am

    Evening, Pat.

    I was looking at some old VCR videos done by MLB that came from the 1986 season. What caught my eye was the clips of Teddy Higuera. I was like seeing Manny Banuelos with the size, pitches and delivery. Banuelos is probably closer to Higuera than Santana. Also, though a better fastball, quite similar to Larry Gura.

  50. nyygik January 31st, 2012 at 2:39 am

    That can’t be right. A 7pm home game on 4/19 followed by a 3pm game in Boston on 4/20? That’s insane. That has to be switched to a day game on 4/19.

  51. Pat M. January 31st, 2012 at 2:49 am

    GB….Larry Gura, now that’s a name from the past……He was part of the Yanks when they started to become a good club in the mid 70′s….Man he just slayed the Yanks after they traded him, especially in the 1980 ALCS……I still think Gabe Paul was nuts to trade him off for Fran Healy to backup Munson when they Rick Dempsey sitting in the wings….I wonder if Martin had an issue with him…….

  52. GreenBeret7 January 31st, 2012 at 3:07 am

    Pat, not sure what the reason for bringing Healy in other than to be Jackson’s best friend. That’s the only reson for him being on the team. He could stand Jackson. Even still, Gura was worth more than that. always hoped that the Yanks could get Paul Splitorff or Dennis Leonard, too.

  53. MTU January 31st, 2012 at 6:30 am

    Good Morning

    Blake hit the nail on the head when he said that wether the Yankees would sign Cespedes depended
    on how they evaluated his hitting.

    For the amount he is asking, or likely to get, the hit tool would have to be highly rated, and he would need to be considered near ML ready.

    I kinda doubt that’s the evaluation so I don’t think the Yankees are going there.

    Soler goes for a lot less money so he might be more of a possibility.

    Have no idea what the Yankees think of Concepcion but he’s a young arm, throws well for his age, and is left-handed. We know how much the Yankees value good young arms especially lefties.

    How much would it take to sign Concepcion ? No idea.

    If Banuelos has a good season at AAA I think he competes for a job in the ML Ro in 2013 unless they acquire a guy like Hamels (Don’t think they will).

  54. blake January 31st, 2012 at 7:35 am

    Morning MTU. Are they going to sign any Cubans?

  55. Ys Guy January 31st, 2012 at 7:39 am

    the more i read about cespedes, the more i notice the mentions of how dramatically his physique has changed in the last 2 years, since the wbc. that is worrysome to me.

  56. MTU January 31st, 2012 at 7:43 am

    Blake-

    No idea. Call Fidel.

    As you have pointed out the rules on Int’l FA signings are likely to change soon.

    With that in mind, it might make sense to grab some of these guys while you can.

    The MiLB budget should be separate from the ML one so the 2014 cap should not be in play.

    Cespedes might not accept a MiLB type deal though. That could be a problem.

    We still need a LH bat, and a guy who can cover 3rd if need be.

    I am still on Gordon, or maybe Headley if you want bigger game.

    Most likely we are gonna wind up with a Possum.

  57. blake January 31st, 2012 at 7:47 am

    “Most likely we are gonna wind up with a Possum.”

    Or playing possum? Hal will probably approve the buying of some cubans (cigars) instead of signing some cubans

  58. MTU January 31st, 2012 at 7:51 am

    Blake-

    Never know with Stealthman.

    My expectations are low. I figure we’ll wind up with a guy like Ibanez, or Hall.

    Pretty underwhelming.

    That 2014 cap is on a lot of people’s minds I would think.

    Smart buisness move is to get under it.

  59. blake January 31st, 2012 at 7:55 am

    “Smart buisness move is to get under it.”

    Yea true….but as you said….signing Soler or Concepcion really wont have anything gonzo with that most likely ……and Cespedes actually coukd help get under that number too if he panned out. 30 million is a lot for an unknown guy…..but if he turned out to be good it would be a major bargain also.

  60. Yankee Trader January 31st, 2012 at 7:58 am

    Most likely we are gonna wind up with a Possum.
    —————————
    Good morning.

    Possum as in Bill Hall?

  61. MTU January 31st, 2012 at 7:58 am

    I would like a young, cost-controlled, left-handed bat who hits for avg., makes good contact, and can put the ball in the gaps.

    Plays the corners well and/or 3rd base and is available in trade.

    Know anyone fitting that description ?

    ;)

  62. ron January 31st, 2012 at 7:59 am

    Does the cap changeafter 2014,going up,or get under it once,and rules change?

  63. PacoDooley January 31st, 2012 at 8:02 am

    Ys Guy January 31st, 2012 at 7:39 am
    the more i read about cespedes, the more i notice the mentions of how dramatically his physique has changed in the last 2 years, since the wbc. that is worrysome to me.
    ““““““““““““““

    Could be worrisome given that he has since been outside of the testing system. I hadn’t heard this. I would hope that MLB has some way of addressing this concern given that it is always going to be a question when it comes to international free agents coming from places without mandatory testing (which I assume is absent in the DR and pretty much the rest of Latin America?).

  64. Yankee Trader January 31st, 2012 at 8:03 am

    LT in 2014 would be at 50% for the Yankees as repeat offenders of the amount over 189M [ goes from 178M to 189M in 2014]. If the Yankees get under it the LT for them reverts back to a 1st time offender at 17.5%

  65. MTU January 31st, 2012 at 8:04 am

    Blake-

    Indeed. 30 mil for an unproven player ?

    Yikes.

    YT-

    Yeah. Someone of that ilk. Too bad we didn’t sign Naky. That would have freed up Nunez for trade.
    Nunez and Hughes gets you a decent-sized fish.

    :(

  66. Yankee Trader January 31st, 2012 at 8:06 am

    MTU-

    The Yankees have room for two more positional players on the roster-DH type and either a utility infielder or infielder/OF corner type.

  67. MTU January 31st, 2012 at 8:08 am

    YT-

    And ?

    Fill in the blanks for me please.

    Don’t leave me hangin’ Hombre.

    :)

  68. MTU January 31st, 2012 at 8:09 am

    Ibanez and Hall ?

    :(

  69. Yankee Trader January 31st, 2012 at 8:09 am

    It sounds like Hughes is a keeper, and is currently a physical specimen. I wonder if he was always out of shape, and that was what contributed to earlier injuries.

  70. blake January 31st, 2012 at 8:11 am

    “Know anyone fitting that description ?”

    Not really all those things…..maybe Cashman does. I think Ethier and Choo would be great targets but don’t know the availability of either nor the price tag.

  71. dogface January 31st, 2012 at 8:12 am

    LT in 2014 would be at 50% for the Yankees as repeat offenders of the amount over 189M [ goes from 178M to 189M in 2014]. If the Yankees get under it the LT for them reverts back to a 1st time offender at 17.5%

    ====================================

    Assuming the Yankees get to the < $189M, I'd expect them to endeavor to stay there due to the favorable revenue sharing implications of doing so.

  72. MTU January 31st, 2012 at 8:14 am

    YT-

    No. Not always. He has gone to API before. Some of it just seems like bad luck, i.e. the rib, the cyst in the shoulder.

    Let’s just hope that is all behind him and he is ready for a big season.

  73. Yankee Trader January 31st, 2012 at 8:14 am

    Probably Ibanez for 2M and Hall for minor league deal. However switch-hitter Dimitri Young is now a physical specimen after losing 70 lbs., and has been working out with Kevin Long. If I remember correctly has a lifetime .812 OPS.

  74. dogface January 31st, 2012 at 8:14 am

    It sounds like Hughes is a keeper, and is currently a physical specimen. I wonder if he was always out of shape, and that was what contributed to earlier injuries.

    =================================

    To me it’s just another BSOML story until he shows something and does so with consistency.

  75. MTU January 31st, 2012 at 8:15 am

    Blake-

    Think harder.

    ;)

  76. ron January 31st, 2012 at 8:16 am

    I don’t like these new rules.

    I like when the yankees had the financial might,and flaunted it,while the rest of the league trembled.

    They are watering the league down,and soon it will be like hockey,where every team is in it til the end,to capture every last dollar.

  77. GreenBeret7 January 31st, 2012 at 8:19 am

    MTU January 31st, 2012 at 8:04 am
    Blake-

    Indeed. 30 mil for an unproven player ?

    Yikes.

    YT-

    Yeah. Someone of that ilk. Too bad we didn’t sign Naky. That would have freed up Nunez for trade.
    Nunez and Hughes gets you a decent-sized fish.

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

    And who’s filling in at shortstop? Ramiro Pena? Does the name Mario Mendoza ring a bell? and back to trading Hughes for something they don’t need? Why is it necessary to trade a young and talented pitcher for what amounts to a utility player that can’t play shortstop?

  78. MTU January 31st, 2012 at 8:19 am

    The Yankees are on a little diet right now.

    They’ll flex their muscles again after 2014.

    No worries.

    ;)

  79. MTU January 31st, 2012 at 8:23 am

    GB-

    I said IF they had signed Nakajima (which they didn’t) so Nunez stays because of it.

    If they want a quality young bat Hughes is the most likely to go in trade.

    AJ has no value. Freddy has a NT.

    I do not favor trading Phil unless the return is significant.

    I think he is gonna have a big year.

    This is all just speculation GB.

    Most of us are just expecting small moves.

    I know I am.

  80. 86w183 January 31st, 2012 at 8:26 am

    $ 189 M is a tough number for the Yankees to get down to, but it’s also a number few teams can get anywhere close to. What changes is that the Yanks will have several teams — LA, Phil, Bos, Tex and maybe others who will be more competitive with them for top FA.

    They still have a big advantage on most clubs.

    Young would be a very interesting pick up. At his best he’s equal or slightly superior hitter to Swisher and if better vs RHP which is another plus.

    the downside is he’s been a 1B/DH for the most part since 2005.

  81. Yankee Trader January 31st, 2012 at 8:28 am

    Is the current projected 2012 40 man player salary, at around 205M or more, before adding two more players?

    Looking at Cots and 2013, the Yankees have this potentially coming off the books:
    Rivera 15M
    Swisher 10.25M
    Kuroda 10M
    Feliciano 4M
    Garcia 4M
    Jones 2M

    Granderson, Cano and Soriano have raises totalling 7M

    Of the ones the Yankees could lose, they need a closer if Rivera does retire and a RF’er, plus potentially another starter-from their minor league system?

    I don’t think they could stay under the LT for 2013, unless someone in their minor league system is ready to step in, or they trade for a cheap cost controlled player/players.

  82. MTU January 31st, 2012 at 8:29 am

    GB-

    Did you happen to catch that new show on Discovery channel called “Dual Survival” ?

    It’s 2 guys dropped into the middle of nowhere being forced to live off the land using only their survival skills. Minimal equipment.

    Sound familiar ?

    ;)

  83. Erin January 31st, 2012 at 8:32 am

    Gossip Break: http://tiny.cc/raxj5

  84. Yankee Trader January 31st, 2012 at 8:32 am

    MTU-

    Freddy Garcia doesn’t have a NTC in his new contract?

    1 year/$4M (2012)

    re-signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 12/9/11
    performance bonuses: $0.25M each for 25, 27, 29, 30 starts. $0.275M for 31st start. $0.3M for 32nd start

  85. GreenBeret7 January 31st, 2012 at 8:33 am

    MTU January 31st, 2012 at 8:23 am
    GB-

    I said IF they had signed Nakajima (which they didn’t) so Nunez stays because of it.

    If they want a quality young bat Hughes is the most likely to go in trade.

    AJ has no value. Freddy has a NT.

    I do not favor trading Phil unless the return is significant.

    I think he is gonna have a big year.

    This is all just speculation GB.

    Most of us are just expecting small moves.

    I know I am.

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

    Every day, it’s the same trades…Nunez and Hughes, without a logical replacement for them. That means whoever gets signed/traded for just one of them will cost at least 3 times as much as both of them together and they’ll still have holes to fill. Both Hughes and Nunez are young, talented, cheap and do the job that people want to trade them for, at a higher cost and at an older age.

  86. Benny Blanco January 31st, 2012 at 8:34 am

    MTU,

    Not sure if you saw my post regarding the comparisons between Romero and Manny B but I was trying to figure out how Romero is so effective in the Majors when he was walking 4.4 guys per 9 innings in AAA.

    When I watched some of romero’s highlights from last year, it appeared as though most of his strikeouts came on offspeed stuff. I’m not sure how hard he throws. I think his fastball is between. 91-93.

  87. dogface January 31st, 2012 at 8:34 am

    YT:

    I believe Garcia can’t be traded before 6/1 because of when he signed his most recent Yankee contract.

    But beyond that, he doesn’t bring you much of anything in trade anyway.

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  89. MTU January 31st, 2012 at 8:35 am

    YT-

    I was under the impression that Garcia had to approve any trades ?

    If I am wrong I stand corrected.

    Let’s trade him then and hang onto Phil if that’s the case.

    ;)

  90. GreenBeret7 January 31st, 2012 at 8:36 am

    MTU January 31st, 2012 at 8:29 am
    GB-

    Did you happen to catch that new show on Discovery channel called “Dual Survival” ?

    It’s 2 guys dropped into the middle of nowhere being forced to live off the land using only their survival skills. Minimal equipment.

    Sound familiar ?

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

    No, I watched a lot of old TV shows like the Untouchables, Combat, Gallent Men and 12 O’Clock High.

  91. MTU January 31st, 2012 at 8:39 am

    GB-

    Those two would be traded for a young quality left-handed bat is my understanding.

    I like Phil. I think you know that.

    That said, he is the only guy that has value and is deemed expendable by some.

    I don’t think the Royals would do it but you wouldn’t take back Gordon for those 2 ?

  92. Yankee Trader January 31st, 2012 at 8:40 am

    More “gossip-like” break.

    Gina Carano in Haywire-Saw this with a friend yesterday. Can really kick some butt!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFV0Uvzpz0o

  93. blake January 31st, 2012 at 8:41 am

    “Not sure if you saw my post regarding the comparisons between Romero and Manny B but I was trying to figure out how Romero is so effective in the Majors when he was walking 4.4 guys per 9 innings in AAA”

    Pitchers develop differently….sometimes things click later on for some guys. I do think Manny may have more upside than Romero…..but as I said last night…..if Banuelos ended up being as good as Ricky Romero I would be ecstatic because Romero os a dang good pitcher.

  94. MTU January 31st, 2012 at 8:42 am

    benny-

    I think Banuelos will have way better command once he grows into his new stuff.

    JMO but I think his upside is higher. He now owns 3 plus pitches.

    He needs a min. of 150 healthy innings this year with lower walk rates.

    I hope we see it. He’s poised for lift off.

    :)

  95. Rich in NJ January 31st, 2012 at 8:43 am

    I would be shocked I’d Hughes is traded before the ASB, because they need that much time for a true read on his value. If he re-establishes himself, then it would be hard to move him. IMO, he also needs to start this season, no matter what.

  96. MTU January 31st, 2012 at 8:44 am

    Rich-

    Hughes needs to be a starter. Agreed.

  97. dogface January 31st, 2012 at 8:45 am

    if Banuelos ended up being as good as Ricky Romero I would be ecstatic because Romero os a dang good pitcher

    ================================

    Be interesting to see how Romero fares this year. He may have been on the right side of luck to a significant degree in ’11. 4.20 FIP, 3.80 xFIP, and a BABIP nearly 60 points below the league average.

  98. MaineYankee January 31st, 2012 at 8:46 am

    GB7

    I watched Hogans Heroes. Does that count?

  99. GreenBeret7 January 31st, 2012 at 8:46 am

    MTU, there are no young, quality hard hitting left handed bats avalable, and that includes Alex Gordon, who became an overnight success after 5 years.

  100. Benny Blanco January 31st, 2012 at 8:47 am

    Rich,

    Yes!! I concur!!!!

    It was reported that yankee personel was sent to calif to see how phil was looking and the reports came back great!

  101. Yankee Trader January 31st, 2012 at 8:47 am

    MTU-
    Royals definitely need starters.

    Billy Butler might be a better option to fill the DH spot than having Gordon who finally put together one good season, move to a corner OF spot with Swisher going to DH.

    Maybe Butler could be had for some AAA pitching, not named Banuelos or Betances.

  102. MTU January 31st, 2012 at 8:47 am

    Maine-

    Not me. I just ate the hero instead.

    :)

  103. MTU January 31st, 2012 at 8:49 am

    GB-

    Gordon had one good season and so did Phil.

    Why is he any less proven ?

    Guess you don’t believe he can repeat it.

  104. GreenBeret7 January 31st, 2012 at 8:49 am

    MaineYankee January 31st, 2012 at 8:46 am
    GB7

    I watched Hogans Heroes. Does that count?

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    Why, yes it does. I have the complete series on DVD. Still great watching. I watch that and my Rocky and Bullwinke DVDs, too along with I dream Of Jeannie. I’ always hope to see her navel.

  105. MTU January 31st, 2012 at 8:51 am

    YT-

    Butler is a great young hitter but he has no position.

    He sure as heck is’t replacing Swish in the OF.

  106. dogface January 31st, 2012 at 8:51 am

    Maybe Butler could be had for some AAA pitching, not named Banuelos or Betances.

    ================================

    No, not maybe. Just no. Yankees don’t have any AAA pitching not named Banuelos or Betances that brings that kind of bat.

  107. GreenBeret7 January 31st, 2012 at 8:52 am

    MTU January 31st, 2012 at 8:49 am
    GB-

    Gordon had one good season and so did Phil.

    Why is he any less proven ?

    Guess you don’t believe he can repeat it.

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    For one thing, they aren’t trading him because they have no body to replace him.

  108. MaineYankee January 31st, 2012 at 8:52 am

    GB7

    Those were all good.

    I think alot of men liked Jeannie. :D :

  109. dogface January 31st, 2012 at 8:55 am

    too along with I dream Of Jeannie. I’ always hope to see her navel.

    ============================

    Little off topic, but Jeannie was the correct answer in Final Jeopardy last night.

  110. MTU January 31st, 2012 at 8:56 am

    GB-

    That’s too bad because he would be a nice fit as long as you believe he can repeat what he did last year.

    I happen to think he can.

    Oh well. Back to the minnows.

    :(

  111. Yankee Trader January 31st, 2012 at 8:57 am

    Butler’s salary goes to 8M from 3M this year, but then the Royals 2011 opening day payroll was about 1/2 of what it was in 2010:

    2011: $ 38,176,000

    2010: $ 74,985,210

    2009: $ 70,519,333

    So I’m sure they don’t need salary relief.
    In fact there’s lot’s of room for them to take on salary.

    Hopefully Burnett would be very happy to get a chance to start in their rotation! :)

  112. dogface January 31st, 2012 at 8:58 am

    For one thing, they aren’t trading him because they have no body to replace him

    =======================================

    If they went with a rotation of Sabathia, Pineda, Nova, Kuroda, Burnett/Garcia, isn’t Hughes technically replaced? With a little room to spare and plenty of AAA help waiting in the wings?

  113. Rich in NJ January 31st, 2012 at 8:58 am

    Little off topic, but Jeannie was the correct answer in Final Jeopardy last night.
    -
    I got it right!!! ;)

  114. dogface January 31st, 2012 at 8:59 am

    Or were you talking about the Royals having nobody to replace Gordon?

  115. MTU January 31st, 2012 at 8:59 am

    Phil.

    Did you hear what GB said ? He ain’t tradin’ ya’. Period.

    You better have a big season so as to justify his faith in you and not let him down.

    ;)

  116. GreenBeret7 January 31st, 2012 at 8:59 am

    MaineYankee January 31st, 2012 at 8:52 am
    GB7

    Those were all good.

    I think alot of men liked Jeannie. :

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    Barbara Eden was right there with Ann-Margret in looks and talent during that time. Still two beautiful women.

  117. Rich in NJ January 31st, 2012 at 9:00 am

    Eiland and AJ are buds, right? So there’s that.

  118. dogface January 31st, 2012 at 9:00 am

    Little off topic, but Jeannie was the correct answer in Final Jeopardy last night.
    -
    I got it right!!!

    ====================

    Me too. Oddly, the guy that most resembled Major Nelson missed it and blew an almost $10,000 lead

  119. MTU January 31st, 2012 at 9:00 am

    DF-

    I think GB meant the Royals.

  120. blake January 31st, 2012 at 9:01 am

    An in shape and motivated Hughes could give the Yanks a super deep and high end rotation if he’s coming out of that 5th spot pitching the way he’s capable……you’re talking about 5 starters capable of winning 15 games

  121. Erin January 31st, 2012 at 9:01 am

    New Post- Pinch hitting: Brock Cohen

    :arrow:

  122. MTU January 31st, 2012 at 9:02 am

    There’s a new one —->

  123. MaineYankee January 31st, 2012 at 9:03 am

    GB7

    Was that you and randy in Grumpy old men? :lol:

  124. Rich in NJ January 31st, 2012 at 9:05 am

    Me too. Oddly, the guy that most resembled Major Nelson missed it and blew an almost $10,000 lead
    -
    Yeah, that was surprising. There are two things I look for in a Jeopardy champion, don’t be annoying (too many are; he wasn’t) and a good looking woman (which is rarer than the Yankees developing an ace…:) ).

  125. GreenBeret7 January 31st, 2012 at 9:09 am

    MaineYankee January 31st, 2012 at 9:03 am
    GB7

    Was that you and randy in Grumpy old men?

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    Only pansies thought they were grumpy. I thought they acted perfectly normal in those movies.


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