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Spring Training Game 2: Yankees at Phillies

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Gameday Thread on Mar 03, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES
Brett Gardner LF
Curtis Granderson CF
Nick Swisher RF
Raul Ibanez DH
Eric Chavez 1B
Russell Martin C
Eduardo Nunez SS
Bill Hall 2B
Jayson Nix 3B

RHP Ivan Nova (16-4, 3.70 last season)
Nova vs. Phillies

PHILLIES
Jimmy Rollins SS
Shane Victorino CF
Hunter Pence RF
Jim Thome DH
Ty Wigginton 3B
John Mayberry Jr. 1B
Domonic Brown LF
Erik Kratz C
Michael Martinez 2B

LHP Cole Hamels (14-9, 2.79 last season)
Hamels vs. Yankees

TIME: 1:05 p.m.

WEATHER: A few clouds in the sky, but otherwise perfect spring training weather. And this is easily my favorite Grapefruit League park.

UMPIRES: HP Phil Cuzzi, 1B Tom Hallion, 2B Eric Cooper, 3B Paul Emmel

FAMILIAR FOE: Jonathan Papelbon is scheduled to pitch out of the bullpen for the Phillies. The rest of their available pitchers: RHP Dave Bush, LHP Dontrelle Willis, LHP Raul Valdes, RHP Chad Qualls and RHP Michael Stutes. You might remember Valdes from a few Yankees appearances last year.

PHACING THE PHILLIES: The Yankees open the Grapefruit League schedule with three straight games against the Phillies. Last season, the Yankees were 3-2 against Philadelphia in spring training. That included a 5-4 loss in last year’s spring opener in Tampa. The Yankees don’t face the Phillies in interleague this year.

WINNING ONE NUMBERS GAME: The Yankees have 69 players in camp. For comparison, the Phillies have 57.

UPDATE, 1:09 p.m.: Granderson doubles off Cole Hamels. Yes, Hamels is a lefty.

UPDATE, 1:12 p.m.: Nice ovation for Raul Ibanez, who blooped a double for a 1-0 Yankees lead.

UPDATE, 1:20 p.m.: Not an especially easy play with Victorino running, but that’s still an error on Nunez.

UPDATE, 1:22 p.m.: Two-run homer by Pence. Remember, Girardi said today’s game has no impact on his rotation decision.

UPDATE, 1:49 p.m.: Solo homer by Granderson. Might have gotten a little help from the wind, but still, pretty good start to his spring. David Phelps in to pitch the bottom of the third.

UPDATE, 2:09 p.m.: Phelps has thrown two scoreless, and now Papelbon is pitching for the Phillies. Quite a few boos mixed into the cheers when his name was announced.

UPDATE, 2:15 p.m.: Banuelos in the game for the Yankees. All of the backups are in except Nunez and Martin.

UPDATE, 2:33 p.m.: Jorge Vazquez has his first RBI of the spring, and didn’t need a homer to do it. His RBI single has the Yankees up, 3-2.

 
 

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393 Responses to “Spring Training Game 2: Yankees at Phillies”

  1. Yankee Trader March 3rd, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    Charlie Manuel expecting a 100 win season. Good luck with that against an improved Marlins and Nats team as well as a solid Braves team.

  2. luis March 3rd, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    And Grandy keeps on hitting lefties!!

  3. Tar March 3rd, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    “Right behind home plate \o/”

    Hey Jerk are you the big red haired lady in the tank-top sitting behind home plate? If so I think I see you.

  4. pkyankfan69 March 3rd, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    Ibanez smoked that RBI double.

  5. Yankee Trader March 3rd, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    Gardner GO to 2nd.
    Granderson solid smash.liner, for a double-quick wrists
    Swisher weak flyout to right.
    Ibanez loops a double down LF line for double 1-0

  6. PhiltheThrill March 3rd, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    Nice.

  7. Jerkface March 3rd, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    That’s me, please refer to me as big mama from now on! Lmao raul squibber.

  8. luis March 3rd, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    Tar March 3rd, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    LMAO!!

  9. Yankee Trader March 3rd, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    JF-
    What row and are you wearing a blue NYY T-Shirt?

  10. LGY March 3rd, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    Raul already demonstrating my he’s clutch theory ;)

  11. Best To Ever Do It March 3rd, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    Nova

  12. Tar March 3rd, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    For you MLB.TV veterans, is there a way to have the game always on top? ( I have a Mac )

  13. Yankee Trader March 3rd, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    3-2 strikeout of Rollins. There is no radar gun.

  14. luis March 3rd, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    JF,

    Do they have a gun in the park?, the MLB transmition is not showing any readings

  15. pkyankfan69 March 3rd, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    Nunez picking up right where he started last season.

    Was a tough play though.

  16. Yankee Trader March 3rd, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    Nunez misjudges short hop-error at SS

  17. Rich in NJ March 3rd, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    “Charlie Manuel expecting a 100 win season.”

    nfw

  18. LGY March 3rd, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    NunEz already in midseason form.

  19. Jerkface March 3rd, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    Nova really wild

  20. Yankee Trader March 3rd, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    Nova serves up a meatball on 3-0 count to Pence 2-1

  21. willwill March 3rd, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    Seemed like that was wind blown, he didn’t hit it all that well

  22. Jerkface March 3rd, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    Pencd crushed that. Wind is blowing in from the direction he hit that. Not wind aided.

  23. luis March 3rd, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    Windblown allright, but it was a meatball

  24. luis March 3rd, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    Thanks JF

  25. Rice Pudding Flavoured Relief Pitcher March 3rd, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    “Nova really wild”

    Exaggerate much buddy ?

  26. Tar March 3rd, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    “he didn’t hit it all that well”

    Belt high and straight 3-0 fastball– I thought he crushed it.

  27. Yankee Trader March 3rd, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    JF-What row are you in behind home plate?

  28. Stoneburner March 3rd, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    Rice Pudding Flavoured Relief Pitcher March 3rd, 2012 at 1:26 pm
    “Nova really wild”

    Exaggerate much buddy ?

    **********

    LOL – second that -

  29. Yankee Trader March 3rd, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    Nice CU that Martin swings thru and strikes out.

  30. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 3rd, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    Yankee baseball – YAY!!!

  31. luis March 3rd, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    Nunez maybe a liability with the glove, but he certainly can hit, love the approach

  32. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 3rd, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    I’m thinking we all realize that ST is time for players to get back into the swing of things, yes?

    Remember that AJ Burnett had the best ST record last year – or at least that’s what someone posted.

    Enjoy the fact that we have baseball back. Ignore pretty much everything else – especially on official day one of ST.

    :)

  33. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 3rd, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    Hi luis!!!

    :)

  34. Yankee Trader March 3rd, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    Hamels CU in midseason form. Hall loops a single to right. Looks like the wind blew that one in.

  35. luis March 3rd, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    Hi Trish!! Good to have Yankee baseball back!! :)

  36. Yankee Trader March 3rd, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    Are all of you watching the game?

  37. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 3rd, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    I absolutely love having it back. I can’t take it too seriously of course, since it’s just practice time! But still it’s fun to be able to watch it.

    :)

  38. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 3rd, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    I’m watching it.

  39. luis March 3rd, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    YT,

    When we faced him in 09, did he have that CU or he was a fast ball- CB pitcher?

  40. Tar March 3rd, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    “JF-What row are you in behind home plate?”

    It might be dangerous to give away his real position. You never know who might be there. :twisted: cough GBandkiller cough.

  41. luis March 3rd, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    Me too…

  42. Jerkface March 3rd, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    Future yankee dom brown?

  43. Yankee Trader March 3rd, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    Tar-

    Just wanted to see if Jerkface is the typical nerdy stat guy! Just kidding JF. :)

    Luis-
    Hamels best pitch is the CU. One of the better ones.

  44. luis March 3rd, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    Jerkface March 3rd, 2012 at 1:37 pm
    Future yankee dom brown?

    =========

    His swing looks a bit long for my taste

  45. Yankee Trader March 3rd, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    Nice play by Hall throwing out Brown.

  46. Tar March 3rd, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    “Just wanted to see if Jerkface is the typical nerdy stat guy!”

    Guy?

    Really I picture her as the “big mama type”. I bet you that’s her in the big red tank top :D

  47. luis March 3rd, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    Very good curveball for the K

  48. Yankee Trader March 3rd, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    Much better inning by Nova, pitching ahead in the count.

  49. Jerkface March 3rd, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    Novas breaking stuff and offspeed seem ahead of his fastball command right now. Good for nova to pickup his defense. His slider was breaking hard into the lhb box.

  50. luis March 3rd, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    Trisha,

    Right now, i’m just enjoying a baseball game!

  51. Yankee Trader March 3rd, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    Tar-

    I see her. I see her. Tats all up and down the arms. Did I spell tats right? :)

  52. Yankee Trader March 3rd, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    Now we’ll see Phelps, then Banuelos followed by Betances.

  53. Tar March 3rd, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    “Very good curveball for the K”

    Yeah. I think the Change on the pitch before was pretty good too.

  54. Jerkface March 3rd, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    Nunez opposite field lineshot was impressive. Hit it too hard, was 2 strikes too if I recall.

  55. Tar March 3rd, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    “Did I spell tats right?”

    Yep. :D

    I think the stogie hanging out of the mouth is a nice touch by “big mama”.

  56. Jerkface March 3rd, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    granderson is ridiculous. He should quit now, save it for the regular season.

  57. luis March 3rd, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    Yeah. I think the Change on the pitch before was pretty good too.

    Yup.

    Grandy going oppo!! wind blown??

  58. jacksquat March 3rd, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    Granderson is ready.

  59. Mordot11 March 3rd, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    Why is Ibanez playing against a lefty when there’s a righty going tomorrow? Damn you Joe!!!!

    Also…good start at short for Nunez. Glad to see that glove has improved over the winter. :)

  60. Yankee Trader March 3rd, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    Curtis Granderson hits belt high pitch out in left. Impressive. Gardner struck out on same pitch, looking.

  61. GreenBeret7 March 3rd, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    Yankee Trader March 3rd, 2012 at 1:27 pm
    JF-What row are you in behind home plate?

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

    He’s in the front row, just to the right of the Yankee dugout. He’s there in case Girardi needs help managing. In the seat next to him is Cashman…in case he needs help with his general managing.

  62. Jerkface March 3rd, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    Ibanez shows off the power.

  63. tomingeorgia March 3rd, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    Grandy! Batting 1.000 with a 3.000 Slugging.

  64. Yankee Trader March 3rd, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    Tar-

    LMAO. Where is this WALDO guy/gal?

  65. Yankee Trader March 3rd, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    BTW Tar-
    Are you going to the UNC Duke game?

  66. luis March 3rd, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    Like the movement on the pitches of this Phelps kid

  67. dogface March 3rd, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    Curtis Granderson hits belt high pitch out in left. Impressive. Gardner struck out on same pitch, looking.

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

    Like Pence’s, it was wind blown in a big way, but he’s swinging a nice bat early on.

  68. Yankee Trader March 3rd, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    Tom-

    Did you have to spend part of the evening last night in the basement? Rough storm just north of the beltway in Atlanta.

  69. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 3rd, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    “Trisha,

    Right now, i’m just enjoying a baseball game!”

    ;)

    Anyone remember the consternation on the forum during Grandy’s first year when he went cold at the plate and the lohud “faithful” were ready to trade him???

    LMAO!!!!

    I remember that Tar, Fran, and I all felt good about what he offered in the field and refused to jump on the the “kill Granderson” bandwagon – and it was quite a large one!

  70. Melk Man March 3rd, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    Hope Grandy doesn’t waste all his hits in these meaningless ST games

  71. luis March 3rd, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    WOW!!, That’s a nasty curve

  72. m March 3rd, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    Doubt it YT. It’s at Cameron Indoor. ;)

  73. Tar March 3rd, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    “Are you going to the UNC Duke game?”

    Unfortunately no.

    It’s a bit crazy around here, probably safe to just stay home tonight.

  74. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 3rd, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    Al Leitar – gotta see how he handles New York.

    Horrors, Al. Didn’t you know that there’s no such thing as Bronx pressure!

    :D

  75. stuckey March 3rd, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    MLB TV broadcasters ignorant Montero haters who don’t a generational bat when they see it.

  76. luis March 3rd, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue March 3rd, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    I must say that i wanted to see Jackson play for the Yankees, but boy!! what a great trade this one was

  77. stuckey March 3rd, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    Let the Phelps love begin!

  78. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 3rd, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    Poor AJ and poor Pirates – 8-12 weeks. Yikes.

  79. Eroc March 3rd, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    The game is on MLB Network, in case anyone was wondering.

    By the way, they are raving about Pineda and said they know Montero is supposed to be a good prospoect but they had no idea how Seattle could give up Pineda after how impressive he was last year when they saw him

  80. GreenBeret7 March 3rd, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    You guys will enjoy watching Phelps pitch. Others have better stuff, but, nobody gets as much out of the stuff he has as Phelps.

  81. Jerkface March 3rd, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    I’m sitting next to the annoying philly fans. Pences hr was not wind blown, he hit it out right center. Wind is in from right.

  82. tomingeorgia March 3rd, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    YT,
    Those were some pretty fierce storms, but no tornados around here. The leak in the back shed roof got a little bigger, though.

  83. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 3rd, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    luis – people get so wrapped up in their jonesing for offense, they totally tend to forget the defense that someone brings. Heck I’d be content just having Grandy’s glove out there, though of course his offense is a huge bonus, ha ha.

  84. luis March 3rd, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    This Phelps kid has great stuff….Good FB with movement, nasty curball and a two seamer if i’m not mistaken

  85. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 3rd, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    I’m so happy we got Chavez back.

  86. jacksquat March 3rd, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Nice command there by Phelps.

  87. Jerkface March 3rd, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    Phelps last pitch looked like a change, he should be the first guy in line for a spot start.

  88. Tar March 3rd, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    “but they had no idea how Seattle could give up Pineda after how impressive he was last year when they saw him”

    Well there you have it. It must be so…. I heard it on TV.

    J/K :D

  89. Yanks78 March 3rd, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    JSalisburyCSN: Hamels said Yankee fans were nice to him in bullpen. Wonder why.

    ——————

    He must not have gotten the notice that Hal “Wilpon” Steinbrenner is on a budget so there is no chance of adding a 28 yr old lefty ace/WS MVP, so there is no need to be “nice” to him. might as well taunt him.

  90. luis March 3rd, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    Hi Tom!

    Good to see you around, is great to have live baseball back

  91. Yankee Trader March 3rd, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    Close play on Nunez. Was he safe? No replay.

  92. stuckey March 3rd, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    Last Sunday at a family birthday party, our my 5 year old’s piece of cake, she asked for a second. I said yes.

    After the 2nd, she asked for a third. I said no, she replied “Daddy, you never let me have anything”.

    Just thought I’d share.

  93. Jerkface March 3rd, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    Starters still in, pretty nice for first spring game. I expected two or three innings then the parade of milbers.

  94. LGY March 3rd, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    MLB TV broadcasters ignorant Montero haters who don’t a generational bat when they see it

    ———–

    I think you should reconsider using these Phillies announcers as an intellectual point of reference.

    These guys referred to Jason Kubel as a jack of all trades.

  95. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 3rd, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    Anyone want to sign up for the Prediction Chart fot 2012, it’s ready to go.

    As a bonus you get to guess how many games the Sux will manage to eke out. That’s our tiebreaker chart.

    I’ll post both for you to look at. Yanks will be in this post, Sux in the next.

    2012 YANKEE PREDICTION CHART

  96. luis March 3rd, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    Tar March 3rd, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    :) This is one of the great things of live baseball, i get to forget about that trade and look in to some good prospects that might play for the team

  97. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 3rd, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    2012 SUXIAN FUTILITY CHART

  98. Jerkface March 3rd, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    Nunez was out by a step from my view. Thought he had a chance to beat it out. Thome robbed by the shift! I liked nunez working the count.

  99. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 3rd, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    stuckey – :)

    They’re only young once. A third piece of cake isn’t much to ask!

  100. Yankee Trader March 3rd, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    Crawford suffers a setback to wrist on bunting drill. AJ fractures his orbit bunting. Maybe Tex should stop practicing it.

  101. Best To Ever Do It March 3rd, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    Yanks78 March 3rd, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    JSalisburyCSN: Hamels said Yankee fans were nice to him in bullpen. Wonder why.

    ——————

    He must not have gotten the notice that Hal “Wilpon” Steinbrenner is on a budget so there is no chance of adding a 28 yr old lefty ace/WS MVP, so there is no need to be “nice” to him. might as well taunt him.

    —————

    Hopefully the kids step up.

  102. Rice Pudding Flavoured Relief Pitcher March 3rd, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    Phelps had a 10.50 Era in 6ip during spring training last season.

    …But so far is making a good first impression with these 2 innings today.

    Hopefully all the adjustments he’s made since coming back from a unfortunate injury plagued season in 2011 can lead to a productive 2012.

    Oh … I love his arm action it looks faster compared to the last time we all saw him last march.

  103. luis March 3rd, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    We got lucky there, it looked like a hanging offspeed pitch

  104. tomingeorgia March 3rd, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    Hey, luis!
    Wife insists on watching the Villanova BB game, so I’m in the corner with my new fast PC getting drowned out by her shrieks of anguish.

  105. stuckey March 3rd, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    “They’re only young once. A third piece of cake isn’t much to ask!”

    And there was LOTS of cake left and we live next store to a bakery.

    Her grandfather George would have let her have more cake, god rest his soul.

  106. Tar March 3rd, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    This is one of the great things of live baseball, i get to forget about that trade and look in to some good prospects that might play for the team”

    Luis

    Yeah, it was a big trade for both teams. There will be Montero talk for a long time ( and that’s ok ). But not nearly as much now that we live Ball and lots of our own great prospects.

  107. luis March 3rd, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    Papelblown!!!!

  108. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 3rd, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    Sad to see Papelbum in the NL. Will definitely miss his meatballs.

  109. jacksquat March 3rd, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    Papelbon in for the 5th to keep the game close. Phillies going all out.

  110. Tar March 3rd, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    Charge the mound!!!

  111. Jerkface March 3rd, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    Lusty boos eminate from the pro yankee portion of the crowd as papelbon puckers in.

  112. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 3rd, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    Tar, I’m really looking forward to Pineda talk. I’m excited beyond belief to have gotten him. My perspicacity meter tells me we are going to be kissing the ground that we got him, for many years to come.

  113. stuckey March 3rd, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    Pap looked into the the Phillies clubhouse and saw a bunch of grinders**?

    Wasn’t that the problem with the Boston clubhouse?

    (Google “Philadelphia, grinder’ for the punchline)

  114. DONNYBROOK March 3rd, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    Thome lookin’ like Amos McCoy instead of The Real McCoy. Age makes this guy a DH\PH’er period.
    Chavez at 1B brings back memories of Giambi defensively. Rollin’ the dice there.
    Phelps lookin’ like he is gonna make Girardi think twice about sending him down.
    Papelbon better put on some sun block. The guy musta been inna cave the entire offseason.
    Unless he improves his D, it’s NIX-ON-NIX
    Gardner leading off, needs to take pitches. Batting in any other situation, he needs to be aggressive.

  115. Tar March 3rd, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    JF

    Is that Hooters girls as ball girls?

  116. Yankee Trader March 3rd, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    Banuelos time.

  117. luis March 3rd, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    ” My perspicacity meter”

    I’ve heard of many types of meters, but this one has to be the best one !! Where can i get one?? :)

  118. Tar March 3rd, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    Trish

    Hopefully Pineda talk will drown out Montero talk. Also I’ve learned to trust your “perspicacity meter”.
    :D

  119. luis March 3rd, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    He may be a Philly now, but i’ll hate him no matter what uniform he wears

  120. Yankee Trader March 3rd, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    Show us the game. No interview with the bush

  121. blake March 3rd, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    Manny B!

  122. blake March 3rd, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    wish they could acquire the guy batting.

  123. Tar March 3rd, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    wish the guy talking would SHUT UP

  124. stuckey March 3rd, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    Manny vs Brown looked like Natalie Portman vs. Dwight Howard

  125. blake March 3rd, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    Brown’s swing looks better.

  126. Jerkface March 3rd, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    There may be hooters girls somewhere, but I have laser locked focus on manny b.

  127. blake March 3rd, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Banuelos is going to be really good.

  128. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 3rd, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    “I’ve heard of many types of meters, but this one has to be the best one !! Where can i get one?? :)

    They’re a rare find, but I am always happy to share mine with those I love.

    :)

  129. luis March 3rd, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    Jerkface March 3rd, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Please share them as soon as you can

  130. Jerkface March 3rd, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    Mannys big thing this year is fastball command. Even though he was in a hitters count his stuff was too good.

  131. blake March 3rd, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    “Mannys big thing this year is fastball command. Even though he was in a hitters count his stuff was too good.”

    yup.

  132. Best To Ever Do It March 3rd, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    Manny :)

  133. Yankee Trader March 3rd, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    1-2-3 groundout inning by Banuelos.

  134. luis March 3rd, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    blake March 3rd, 2012 at 2:19 pm
    Brown’s swing looks better.

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

    I still think is bit too long, perhaps if he lowers his hands, that might do the trick

  135. Rich in NJ March 3rd, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    “There may be hooters girls somewhere, but I have laser locked focus on manny b.”

    Whaaaaaaaaaat?

  136. GreenBeret7 March 3rd, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    blake March 3rd, 2012 at 2:19 pm
    Brown’s swing looks better.

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

    Better than what? He couldn’t beat Ibanez out last year and hasn’t stuck after two years and may not again.

  137. DONNYBROOK March 3rd, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    Certainly effective, but Banny failed to throw anything inside to righties.

  138. stuckey March 3rd, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    In all seriousness, looks like Banuelos has a (very) slight hitch when he picks up and turns his plant foot on the rubber.

    He picks his foot up, puts it down and then sort of readjusts it again.

  139. DONNYBROOK March 3rd, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    D-Train lookin’ as old as Casey Jones.

  140. GreenBeret7 March 3rd, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Banuelos has added about 30 pounds over the last two years and up to 195 pounds. That should help with his stamina.

  141. blake March 3rd, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    “Better than what? He couldn’t beat Ibanez out last year and hasn’t stuck after two years and may not again.”

    better than last year when he was terrible…..he’s what 23 years old. His swing was too long….still probably is a little but looks better

  142. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 3rd, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Hope D-Train gets it back. He was really fun to watch.

  143. Jerkface March 3rd, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Cole garner, who?, just smoked that hanger.

  144. blake March 3rd, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Dontrelle just sat that hanger on a tee.

  145. luis March 3rd, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    Is D-train vying for rotation spot or a loogy ?

  146. Yankee Trader March 3rd, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    Nice hti by new AAA acquision Garner-competing with Maxwell, Curtis, Dickerson-anyone else?

  147. blake March 3rd, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    Sarge puts Ibanez up there with Darvish as key additions?

  148. Yankee Trader March 3rd, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    *acquisition*
    Garner picked up from Rockies

  149. Jerkface March 3rd, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    Dom brown hurt his wrist last year so he couldn’t beat out anyone in spring as he got hurt in the first few games. He managed to ops 700 in the majors recovdring from wrist surgery, the yankees would be lucky to have him he has talent.

  150. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 3rd, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    I would think rotation, Luis. Not sure of their rotation though so really don’t know if there are any openings.

  151. stuckey March 3rd, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    Is it me, or does Vasquez remind anyone of you-know-who?

  152. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 3rd, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    stuckey – in more ways than one…

  153. Jerkface March 3rd, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    Chato goes the other way nice. Disappointed I had to see him so closely though.

  154. blake March 3rd, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    “Is it me, or does Vasquez remind anyone of you-know-who?”

    kinda looks like him a little….that piece of hitting looked like him as well.

  155. luis March 3rd, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    That’s a nice piece of hitting from Vasquez…

    Trisha,

    I don’t know either

  156. blake March 3rd, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    Put Sanchez in!

  157. Yankee Trader March 3rd, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    Nice hit by you know who!

  158. LGY March 3rd, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    Boo Martin! Bring on Gary Sanchez!!

  159. Tar March 3rd, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    “Chato goes the other way nice.”

    Spoiler. Quit predicting future events.

  160. stuckey March 3rd, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    blake, they didn’t announce him it didn’t immediately dawn on me who he was, and I see his stance and first few swings, then his face, and I’m like, ‘what, did we acquire his older brother?’

  161. Pat M. March 3rd, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    The first official anti Martin rag goes to none other than LGY

  162. LGY March 3rd, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    The first official anti Martin rag goes to none other than LGY

    ——–

    You can’t seriously think I’m actually ragging on Martin.

  163. Yankee Trader March 3rd, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    Yankees signed OF Cole Garner to a minor league deal. Garner became a free agent after being non-tendered by the Rockies in December. The 27-year-old had a brief stint with the big-league club last July, but spent the majority of the 2011 season at Triple-A Colorado Springs, batting .330/.366/.557 with eight home runs, 35 RBI and a .923 OPS over 203 plate appearances. He’ll provide some outfield depth with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.[Yankees Fans Unite]

  164. stuckey March 3rd, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    Pat M.

    Will Martin be public enemy no. 1 this year?

    “Fans” always need a focus of their ire.

    As a Knick fans I’ve watched it go from Jefferies to Douglas to Stoudemire.

    Is Martin the 2012 piss cup?

  165. Jerkface March 3rd, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    Anyone know g sanchez number this camp? Think he just warmed up manny b.

  166. luis March 3rd, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    Why don’t they do that stupid stuff in between innings?, i want to see ManBan!!

  167. Tar March 3rd, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    So MLB.TV (Online) is like a minute behind the Television version.

  168. Rich in NJ March 3rd, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    “You can’t seriously think I’m actually ragging on Martin.”

    NTTAWWT

  169. stuckey March 3rd, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Look at Banuelos left foot.

    It isn’t ‘quiet’.

  170. GreenBeret7 March 3rd, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Brown is 24 and a real hack in the outfield. Philadelphia would want a lot for him and he’s not worth the asking price.

  171. DONNYBROOK March 3rd, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Vazquez reminds me of Pujols. Not the guy that attempts to catch balls with his mask.

  172. Jerkface March 3rd, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    Stuckey is this some kind of randy impersonation?

  173. blake March 3rd, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    can they please stop doing dumb interviews

  174. Jerkface March 3rd, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    Heads up manny b.

  175. LGY March 3rd, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    Will Martin be public enemy no. 1 this year?

    ———

    I’m going with Cole Garner

  176. DONNYBROOK March 3rd, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    Banny threw a BB over to 1B on that Sac Bunt.

  177. Yankee Trader March 3rd, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    Tyson Gillies-traded from the mariners for Cliff Lee?

  178. luis March 3rd, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    What’s the point in leaving Martin for so long in to the game?

  179. stuckey March 3rd, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    Jerkface,

    No, I’m serious.

    I’m not suggesting it’s ANYTHING of import. Not a warning. Just noticed it.

    It’s sort of like Mo’s tap-tap, but that’s from the set and before his upper body moves.

  180. Jerkface March 3rd, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    Dom brown is 24 this year but opsd 950 in aaa as a 22 year old and plays fine defense in right. Don’t let your bias for certain posters cloud your view of a fine prospect. Was a top 15 guy in milb before 2011

  181. Rich in NJ March 3rd, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    “I’m going with Cole Garner”

    I’m going with LeBron James

  182. DONNYBROOK March 3rd, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    Sarge does nothing for me. His hats even less.

  183. Patrick March 3rd, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    “Two-run homer by Pence. Remember, Girardi said today’s game has no impact on his rotation decision.”

    This quote made me laugh Chad. It’s laughable to think that Girardi doesn’t already know his rotation. Girardi has to be high if he thinks anyone is buying that crap about Pineda and Nova not being locks to be in his rotation.

  184. Jerkface March 3rd, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    Stuckey, unless its a tip for a certain pitch I don’t think it matters. He stands square so he has to turn before each pitch when not in stretch.

  185. Jerkface March 3rd, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    Holy crap manny b sawed bat in half pointy end went into the crowd.

  186. Yankee Trader March 3rd, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    That girl now has a weapon.

  187. luis March 3rd, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    ManBan, has to work on being more economical

  188. Tar March 3rd, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    “That girl now has a weapon”

    And is a Phillies fan…not a good combination.

  189. stuckey March 3rd, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    “And is a Phillies fan…not a good combination.”

    I hope Santa Claus isn’t vacationing in Clearwater.

  190. Yankee Trader March 3rd, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    Is that Cabral warming up?

  191. Jerkface March 3rd, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    Manny b wild.

  192. luis March 3rd, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    YT,

    Hernandez

  193. Rice Pudding Flavoured Relief Pitcher March 3rd, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    Good move by leaving Manny out there to clean up his own mess.

  194. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 3rd, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Uh oh. The book is out on Banuelos. If he loads the bases his first time out in ST, whatever is he going to do when he makes it to the majors? Fans, start to panic.

    :lol:

    Never mind, his career has been saved, praise be to God!

  195. Jerkface March 3rd, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Winds swirling.

  196. blake March 3rd, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Betances is warming up.

    Manny will take off when he starts challenging guys…..it’s really early so I wouldn’t take anything away from today….but that’s what he needs to do….trust his stuff and get ahead of guys

  197. stuckey March 3rd, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Now we know why they got Pineda…

    /anti-Stuckey’d

  198. Pat M. March 3rd, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    Manny B needs to slow down a little plus he overthrows his fastball…..Definitely a rhythm pitcher

  199. Tar March 3rd, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    Is the online version of MLB.TV online always this far behind the TV version?

  200. Jerkface March 3rd, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    Tar you need to get off nextdef, then its the same.

  201. GreenBeret7 March 3rd, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    37 errors in less than 500 games in the minors and another 5 errors in less than 70 games in the majors suggest that Brown is not a fine outfielder. Unlike you, I don’t care who the poster is. It’s what’s said, not who says it.

  202. Cashmoney March 3rd, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    I think it’s about 15- 30 seconds behind live tv.

  203. DONNYBROOK March 3rd, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    - BLAKE -
    Agree on Banny. Gotta throw with confidence, which he did Not do today. In general, his mannerisms reminded me of Pettitte. Hopefully, career follows the same path.

  204. Tar March 3rd, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    JF

    Ok thanks.

  205. blake March 3rd, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    “37 errors in less than 500 games in the minors and another 5 errors in less than 70 games in the majors suggest that Brown is not a fine outfielder. Unlike you, I don’t care who the poster is. It’s what’s said, not who says it.”

    Errors for a kid learning how to play don’t mean a whole lot….he’s very talented just hasn’t put it all together yet…..

  206. Jerkface March 3rd, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    Errors ain’t a thing in the of, look at his range and arm. And you poopoo a guy for being 24 when he was gonna make the majors at 23 if he didn’t hurt his wrist. Got to aaa at 22 top rated prospect with power and patience. Laird is 24 and trying to put together a solid aaa campaign.

  207. Tar March 3rd, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    “I think it’s about 15- 30 seconds behind live tv.”

    With “nextdef” it’s like a minute or more behind. I’m good now. Thanks again

  208. blake March 3rd, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    Dickerson’s swing reminds me of Abreu….he smoked that ball

  209. Jerkface March 3rd, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    Forget hamels, cole garner. Lfer didn’t even watch.

  210. Yogi Mantle March 3rd, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    crushed

  211. blake March 3rd, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    Cole Gardner!

  212. luis March 3rd, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    He crushed that one

  213. GreenBeret7 March 3rd, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    blake March 3rd, 2012 at 2:59 pm
    “37 errors in less than 500 games in the minors and another 5 errors in less than 70 games in the majors suggest that Brown is not a fine outfielder. Unlike you, I don’t care who the poster is. It’s what’s said, not who says it.”

    Errors for a kid learning how to play don’t mean a whole lot….he’s very talented just hasn’t put it all together yet…..

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

    It means enough to say say that he’s not a”fine outfielder”. He may be in the future, but, he sure as Hell isn’t right now.

  214. Yankee Trader March 3rd, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    This Cole Garner might be a keeper. Wonder why the Rockies let him go.

  215. stuckey March 3rd, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    Who’s worried about 2014 now!!!!!????

  216. blake March 3rd, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    Who the heck is Cole Garner?

  217. Jerkface March 3rd, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    he isn’t a hack in the of is the point.

  218. Best To Ever Do It March 3rd, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    blake March 3rd, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    Who the heck is Cole Garner?

    ———————–

    The next great Yankee :)

  219. blake March 3rd, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    “It means enough to say say that he’s not a”fine outfielder”. He may be in the future, but, he sure as Hell isn’t right now.”

    I don’t think anyone said he was a gold glover right now……

  220. Rich in NJ March 3rd, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    “Who the heck is Cole Garner?”

    The new Jose Bautista?

  221. LGY March 3rd, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    Cole Garner saved himself from my ire….

    For now. :mad:

  222. Yankee Trader March 3rd, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    Repost-

    Yankees signed OF Cole Garner to a minor league deal. Garner became a free agent after being non-tendered by the Rockies in December. The 27-year-old had a brief stint with the big-league club last July, but spent the majority of the 2011 season at Triple-A Colorado Springs, batting .330/.366/.557 with eight home runs, 35 RBI and a .923 OPS over 203 plate appearances. He’ll provide some outfield depth with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.[Yankees Fans Unite]

  223. Cashmoney March 3rd, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    cole! power gardner!

  224. blake March 3rd, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    “The new Jose Bautista?”

    Wouldn’t that be awesome if the Yanks got some bench player and he turned out to hit 50 homers a year….

  225. Jerkface March 3rd, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    Betances in.

  226. blake March 3rd, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    Hunter Pence has the ugliest swing I’ve ever seen for a good player.

  227. Joe from Long Island March 3rd, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    I wouldn’t mind Chris Dickerson as lefty dh. If ibanez doesn’t pan out, I’d give him a shot.

  228. Jerkface March 3rd, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    Sanchez catching :)

  229. Yankee Trader March 3rd, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    Now we get to see the 3rd lineman along with CC and Pineda of the NY Yankee/Giants.

  230. Rich in NJ March 3rd, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    “Wouldn’t that be awesome if the Yanks got some bench player and he turned out to hit 50 homers a year….”

    Both on the field and in the accounting ledger.

  231. blake March 3rd, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    Go Dellin!

  232. blake March 3rd, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    Go Sanchez!

  233. Jerkface March 3rd, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    Betances really wild. Seemed like he got a breaking pitch over though.

  234. Yankee Trader March 3rd, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    No radar gun, but Betances looks to have some heat.

  235. luis March 3rd, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    He is settling down

  236. luis March 3rd, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    Then…..maybe not

  237. GreenBeret7 March 3rd, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    blake March 3rd, 2012 at 3:03 pm
    “It means enough to say say that he’s not a”fine outfielder”. He may be in the future, but, he sure as Hell isn’t right now.”

    I don’t think anyone said he was a gold glover right now……

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

    It was stated that he was a fine outfielder. He ain’t.

  238. DONNYBROOK March 3rd, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    Not a bad game to watch IF your a Phillie fan. These Phillie announcers don’t tell you anything about the Yankee youngsters, or the Yankee play in general. They shoulda just slept thru the snooze alarm.

  239. Best To Ever Do It March 3rd, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    blake March 3rd, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    “The new Jose Bautista?”

    Wouldn’t that be awesome if the Yanks got some bench player and he turned out to hit 50 homers a year….

    ———————————-

    Yea it would but I’m pretty sure there is some rule in the baseball universe that makes it a once in a lifetime/generation thing.

  240. blake March 3rd, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    I haven’t seen Dellin pitch a lot….but every time I have he’s been all over the place and consistently up in the zone.

  241. blake March 3rd, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    “It was stated that he was a fine outfielder. He ain’t.”

    Because he made some minor league errors? I haven’t seen him play out there enough to judge.

  242. Yankee Trader March 3rd, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    Betances needs work on mechanics. Didn’t he walk 6 last year in a call-up?

  243. LGY March 3rd, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    @LookoutLanding: Hector Noesi is throwing 94-97

  244. GreenBeret7 March 3rd, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    Really poor attempt by Sanchez. Has been an issue with him over the last 2 years.

  245. Cashmoney March 3rd, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    honestly, I am more impressed with what I seen from Phelps than the 2Bs whom prolly has higher ceiling. The Bs look raw and need more seasoning. that said, we 3/4 way thru a st game.

  246. blake March 3rd, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    “Really poor attempt by Sanchez. Has been an issue with him over the last 2 years.”

    Pretty poor pitch as well.

  247. luis March 3rd, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    Lucky break

  248. DONNYBROOK March 3rd, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    Phillies with both Podsednik and Juan Pierre. Pete and Re-Pete. One of these guys aint breakin’ camp.

  249. blake March 3rd, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    “honestly, I am more impressed with what I seen from Phelps than the 2Bs whom prolly has higher ceiling. ”

    Phelps can pitch…..he’s pitched at every level

  250. Rice Pudding Flavoured Relief Pitcher March 3rd, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    Betances is like the Greg ‘the hammer Valentine of Yankees prospects. Meaning that , once he starts getting in a groove after being a bit unorthodox at first… he’s good to go.

  251. blake March 3rd, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    “@LookoutLanding: Hector Noesi is throwing 94-97″

    has he dropped a pop up yet?

  252. GreenBeret7 March 3rd, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    blake March 3rd, 2012 at 3:11 pm
    “It was stated that he was a fine outfielder. He ain’t.”

    Because he made some minor league errors? I haven’t seen him play out there enough to judge.

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

    Even if you believe that errors don’t tell the whole story, 42 errors in less than 550 pro games says enough. NYYs won’t pay the cost to get him. Not right now.

  253. Pat M. March 3rd, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    Batances as well as Banny B. are overthrowing and he opens up too soon…..Slow down guys

  254. Yankee Trader March 3rd, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    If the Yankees don’t find a second bullpen lefty to their liking, maybe Phelps will come north with the team

  255. Rice Pudding Flavoured Relief Pitcher March 3rd, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    “@LookoutLanding: Hector Noesi is throwing 94-97″

    His velocity spiked a tick during Winterball from what I can recall.

  256. Jerkface March 3rd, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    Sanchez on deck.

  257. blake March 3rd, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    “Even if you believe that errors don’t tell the whole story, 42 errors in less than 550 pro games says enough. NYYs won’t pay the cost to get him. Not right now.”

    probably not….all I said was that I thought his swing looked better than last year.

  258. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 3rd, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    Phils have put together a pretty nice team. If some of their acquisitions live up to their good years, Phils are going to be fine. Pierre, Thome, Posednick, D-Train, Wiggington.

  259. tucker March 3rd, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    One thing that Girardi has no patience for is pitchers who do not consistently throw strikes. Dellin appeared to be overthrowing the ball.

  260. LGY March 3rd, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    GB can’t be happy watching Valdes pitch for the Phillies after crying the Yankees let him go.

  261. Joe from Long Island March 3rd, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    I’m really rooting for betances, but this guy has a lot of work ahead. At first, it looked like he was yanking his pitches, then releasing too soon. He seemed to alter his delivery from pitch to pitch.

    I know he’s very young, and very tall. But, unless he’s trying to be a young version of aj, he’s got sooner work to do. I’m sure uncertainty about him, and banuelos, helped prompt the trade for Pineda.

  262. luis March 3rd, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    Go Sanchez!!

  263. Joe from Long Island March 3rd, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    Trisha, all those guys are on the wrong side of the hill.

  264. Jerkface March 3rd, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    If pena reaches the great garner comes up.

  265. mick March 3rd, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    banuelos still lacks command

  266. Jerkface March 3rd, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    The great garner stranded on deck

  267. Bret The Hitman March 3rd, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    Does anyone think the Yankees would be willing to shift Betances to the bullpen and try and turn him into a closer?

  268. luis March 3rd, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    That’s one ugly k for Pena

  269. Yankee Trader March 3rd, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    I’m rooting for Betances-Brooklynite!

  270. Jerkface March 3rd, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    Bret there’s no upside to that move until he has spent a bunch more years as a starter. Command issues don’t go away in the pen. Wild closers can be effective but not many are consistent.

  271. Best To Ever Do It March 3rd, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    Bret The Hitman March 3rd, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    Does anyone think the Yankees would be willing to shift Betances to the bullpen and try and turn him into a closer?

    —————————

    If it doesn’t work out for him as a starter sure.

  272. luis March 3rd, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    Bret,

    They have to exhaust all possible ways for him to become a starter before shifting him to the BP

  273. Jerkface March 3rd, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    Betances out after just 1 inning. Cabral in.

  274. Yankee Trader March 3rd, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    Trisha-

    The Phillies have to have concerns about their offense. Howard now out longer than expected.Utley can’t play ever day. Polanco coming off a bad year.

  275. JonS March 3rd, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    If Betances can’t throw strikes as a starter, what makes you think he could throw those as a RP? lol

  276. Cashmoney March 3rd, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    Pena need to sacrifice his gloves to Jubu and transfer it to Nunez then we may finally have one average possibly above average SS to back up Jete.

  277. blake March 3rd, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    there is really no reason to shift Betances to the pen now….they don’t have a need at the big league level and he still could figure it out.

  278. tomingeorgia March 3rd, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    Lost my internet feed. More play by play, please!

  279. Yankee Trader March 3rd, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    Bret-

    I remember a recent article about potential future closers for the Yankees when Mo retires-Betances was on the list.

  280. luis March 3rd, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    Almost made an incredible play

  281. Yankee Trader March 3rd, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Tyson Gillies infield hit off glove of Cabral.

  282. luis March 3rd, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Cabral Tom

  283. Bret The Hitman March 3rd, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    It sounds like they need to break down Betances, simplify his arsenal and stick with pitches he can most often throw for strikes.

  284. Rich in NJ March 3rd, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    Talking about the pen for Betances now is absurd. Let him pitch.

  285. GreenBeret7 March 3rd, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    Joe from Long Island March 3rd, 2012 at 3:20 pm
    I’m really rooting for betances, but this guy has a lot of work ahead. At first, it looked like he was yanking his pitches, then releasing too soon. He seemed to alter his delivery from pitch to pitch.

    I know he’s very young, and very tall. But, unless he’s trying to be a young version of aj, he’s got sooner work to do. I’m sure uncertainty about him, and banuelos, helped prompt the trade for Pineda.

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

    Afternoon, Joe.

    Hope all is going well up there. Getting the spring rains here. Those Indiana tornadoes are brutal, huh? My mom still has family in that area and those two towns really got hammered. I heard that Huntsville got hit hard too.

    Both Banuelos and Betances are better off when they back off on the fastball a bit. I’m hoping that they can get some help from Rothschild and Aldred. Betances could talk with both Sabathia and Pineda about how tall, wide bodied pitchers deal with that kind of size.

  286. MG March 3rd, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    I’d give Banuelos about a B- for today, he really didn’t get any defensive swings even though they didn’t score on him.

    Betances was no better than D, he is all over the place with his delivery even though he obviously throws hard. Until he learns to repeat his delivery from pitch to pitch let alone from game to game he isn’t going to be on the big club.

  287. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 3rd, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    “Trisha, all those guys are on the wrong side of the hill.”

    Joe, people said that about Freddy and Bartolo Colon, too. And also Andruw Jones!

    You never know what a change of scenery might do. I’m hoping they all do a great job because they’ve all been really good players in the past.

  288. Yankee Trader March 3rd, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    Cabral gets Hernandez to fly out to Garner, who makes good throw to 1st, but too late to double up Gillies

  289. m March 3rd, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    JF beat me to it. Can’t walk so many out of the bullpen.

    I’m all for being patient, and it seems like the Pineda move takes all the pressure off for the 2 B’s to get it together right NOW.

  290. Yankee Trader March 3rd, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    Looped single in front of Wise in center. 1st and 2nd 2 out Tom.

  291. J. Alfred Prufrock March 3rd, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    blake March 3rd, 2012 at 3:27 pm
    there is really no reason to shift Betances to the pen now….they don’t have a need at the big league level and he still could figure it out.
    ///

    LMAO. Someone wants him to be converted to a reliever off today? He, and Banuelos, didn’t even play WB. They haven’t pitched in months and the adrenaline’s going.

    I haven’t seen it yet, going to MLB archives in a while.

    Has Sanchez had an AB?

  292. Bret The Hitman March 3rd, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    I hope Betances doesn’t end up the next Brackman.

  293. Jerkface March 3rd, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    The only way breaking down betances would help is if they chopped 3 feet off him. He struggles to throw fastball strikes, because he is huge. Not like he zips them in there 65% of the time but misses with everything else.

  294. Yankee Trader March 3rd, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    Easy flyout to Wise. still 6-2 thru 8

  295. luis March 3rd, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    Hi JAP!,

    Yes he did ,a slow roller to third

  296. blake March 3rd, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    I thought Banuelos did ok for his first spring outing….he still is nibbling too much. He needs to attack….

    His misses are different than Betances….Betances really doesn’t know where it’s going half the time….I still think Manny just tries to be too perfect a lot of the time instead of just going after guys.

  297. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 3rd, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    Don’t know about Betances and Banuelos but the Yankees certainly do. That’s why I think it’s crazy to talk about them as being ready to come up as reason to not have gotten Pineda. Pineda is both now and the future. Heck Banuelos is only 20! Like good wine, let them ripen in time.

    The only place for a w(h)ine before its time is on the lohud forum!

    ;)

  298. tomingeorgia March 3rd, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    Thanks, YT.

  299. Jerkface March 3rd, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    Sanchez ab was ugly, ground out on ~3 pitches. He took some vicious practice hacks before stepping in. Can see where the power comes from

  300. Joe from Long Island March 3rd, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    hi gb.

    the storms sound dreadful. hope your family is ok. some rain here, but sunny now.

    good point about cc and pineda. at this point, both kids just need to pitch, and spend the year at aaa. they’re both still so very young.

  301. Yankee Trader March 3rd, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    Tom-
    Get your internet feed back up?

  302. Jerkface March 3rd, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    Aw I was all excited for garner but its cojo. Mixed up their numbers :(

  303. Rich in NJ March 3rd, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    “I hope Betances doesn’t end up the next Brackman.”

    Randy Johnson was in his late 20s when he found himself. Patience is a good thing.

  304. Yankee Trader March 3rd, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    Michael Stutes pitching. solid for Phillies last year
    lefty Joseph up-easy popup to 3rd.

  305. Yankee Trader March 3rd, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    Laird hard hit grounder to SS 2 outs

  306. tomingeorgia March 3rd, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    YT,
    Not yet. Dont know what’s the matter.

  307. Bret The Hitman March 3rd, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    Patience didn’t work out with Brackman though.

  308. J. Alfred Prufrock March 3rd, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    Thanks, luis.

    Not sure why Dellin didn’t get a second inning. As you can see, he’s not short relief material :D .

    They should have pitched him in the ninth as well. Probably would have settled down some, although not surprised he’s off this time of year.

  309. luis March 3rd, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    Joe from LI, Rich,

    Both spot on

  310. Rich in NJ March 3rd, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    “Patience didn’t work out with Brackman though.”

    Betances hasn’t lost velo. Citing one example, high or low, is worthless.

  311. Yankee Trader March 3rd, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    Dickerson up. wails away at a CU. but works a walk

  312. Best To Ever Do It March 3rd, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    Isn’t Brackman two yrs older than Betances?

  313. Yankee Trader March 3rd, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    Wise with looping hit, 2nd hit, 1st and 3rd

  314. Yankee Trader March 3rd, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    Zoile Almonte up

  315. tomingeorgia March 3rd, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    YT,
    Obviously, the internet is working, just not the MLBTV feed. Probably the MLBTV server I’m getting it from.

  316. MG March 3rd, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    Almonte has a good swing…

  317. Jerkface March 3rd, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    The difference between brack and betances is that betances is effectively wild. When brack was wild he just stunk. Gio gonzalez walked hella batters turned out ok. As long as he has great stuff and suppresses hrs and hits he will be fine. Brackman was walking guys out of the zone and getting hit in the zone. Different story. And brackman went to the pen and still sucked.

  318. Yankee Trader March 3rd, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    Smokes a double to RC both runs score

  319. tucker March 3rd, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    Almonte has a nice-looking swing.

  320. Jerkface March 3rd, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    Almonte smoked that liner, nice. Sounded awesome.

  321. GreenBeret7 March 3rd, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    Joe from Long Island March 3rd, 2012 at 3:35 pm
    hi gb.

    the storms sound dreadful. hope your family is ok. some rain here, but sunny now.

    good point about cc and pineda. at this point, both kids just need to pitch, and spend the year at aaa. they’re both still so very young.

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

    Thanks, joe. They’re all good in Indiana. They about 40 miles west of Maryville. It could have been even higher death toll if it had hit Evansville (about 40 miles southeast) or into Kentucky in Louisville or Covington, but, Henryville has hit hard and there’s nothing left of Maryville. Shockingly, school was in session and rrally tore the schools up and only a few minor injuries. I’m afraid this is going to be a bad weather season and it’s not even the season for tornadoes, yet.

  322. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 3rd, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    A comment so concise, it deserves to post thrice~

    “Randy Johnson was in his late 20s when he found himself. Patience is a good thing.”

    “Randy Johnson was in his late 20s when he found himself. Patience is a good thing.”

    “Randy Johnson was in his late 20s when he found himself. Patience is a good thing.”

    PATIENCE IS A GOOD THING!

  323. luis March 3rd, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock March 3rd, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    :) ) Agreed… They should have let him pitch the ninth… Big frame and tall pitchers take a little longer to get in a groove

  324. Yankee Trader March 3rd, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    Nice to see a healthy Justin Maxwell. Aren’t he and Dickerson out of options?
    Strikes out.

  325. J. Alfred Prufrock March 3rd, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    Rich in NJ March 3rd, 2012 at 3:40 pm
    “Patience didn’t work out with Brackman though.”

    Betances hasn’t lost velo. Citing one example, high or low, is worthless.
    ///

    He’s pitched an inning in ST. To speak of patience.
    ///

    Zoilo could be in play next ST for an OF spot.

  326. m March 3rd, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    Brackman had other issues. His main sport was basketball, so he really was a project. Huge kid with body parts flying all over. TJS. Major league contract also shortened his development time with the Yankees.

  327. mick March 3rd, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    For Trish:

    Celebrate Boston’s humiliation with a T-Shirt

  328. Jerkface March 3rd, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    Sanchez just threw it into the of. Brackmans mlb deal meant they only had 4 years of development time.

  329. MG March 3rd, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    You can look at young pitchers and fall in love with their potential but they still have to prove they have the tools to pitch in the bigs.

    Betances was lucky to not get scored on in his one inning because the DP was smoked but right at Nunez, if it’s a foot either way it could have been a crooked inning.

    He has obvious potential, he’ll go back to AAA and if he blossoms he’ll be a Yankee, that’s all any of us can say right now.

  330. GreenBeret7 March 3rd, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    Brackman only had about 200 innings of pitching in college and couldn’t stay in the game long enough to chalk up the innings in the minors. Regardless of his age and stuff, he’s pretty inexperienced.

  331. luis March 3rd, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    YT,

    One of them was sent down to open a spot in the roster, i think it was Maxwell

  332. J. Alfred Prufrock March 3rd, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    luis March 3rd, 2012 at 3:44 pm
    J. Alfred Prufrock March 3rd, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    ) Agreed… They should have let him pitch the ninth… Big frame and tall pitchers take a little longer to get in a groove
    ///

    Even in the season, he can have the first inning from hell, and then he’s a different pitcher. With the height, the time off, and the desire to force the issue to impress, that’s a collision course for a one inning cameo for a guy like Betances. Nothing to worry about, there.

  333. Yankee Trader March 3rd, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    Mike O’Conner in pitching for Yankees-lefty facing Willie Mcgee,oops no that’s Juan Pierre.

  334. luis March 3rd, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    JAP,

    I was very impressed with Phelps, that guy can pitch for real

  335. J. Alfred Prufrock March 3rd, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    He has obvious potential, he’ll go back to AAA and if he blossoms he’ll be a Yankee, that’s all any of us can say right now.
    ///

    Whether for the Yankees or someone else, he’ll start in the majors and at worst, be Ubaldo-like.

  336. mick March 3rd, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    Boston 2011: Greatest Choke Evah! (Light) Tee Shirts

  337. Yankee Trader March 3rd, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    Sorry Tom, but Pierre is on 1st with a infield hit and the 2nd hitter out to Wise

  338. tomingeorgia March 3rd, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    luis,
    What are you watching the game on?

  339. mick March 3rd, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    check out John Sterling(It is High, It is Far) website for Greatest Choke Evah Tee Shirts

  340. Yankee Trader March 3rd, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    Looks like the few Yankee fans behind home plate left. Are you still there Jerkface?

  341. luis March 3rd, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    tomingeorgia March 3rd, 2012 at 3:52 pm
    luis,
    What are you watching the game on?

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

    On MLB network…..I got a Puertorican Direct tv box

  342. J. Alfred Prufrock March 3rd, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    luis, yeah, I see he pitched well. I haven’t seen a great deal of Phelps, I like Warren a little better, but I haven’t seen him since he allegedly tigheted up his slider.

    I’ll watch the replay tonight on MLB.

  343. MG March 3rd, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    the Mike O’Connor era may soon be coming to a close with the Yankees…

  344. tomingeorgia March 3rd, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    Anybody trying to watch on mlb.com?

  345. Yankee Trader March 3rd, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    Homerun now 8-4. The game is on the MLB TV station in highdef. Tom-Do you get it?

  346. J. Alfred Prufrock March 3rd, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    Is that Pena? nice. wind is blowing there.

  347. m March 3rd, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    JF,

    The Daily Dime guys at espn.com were chatting live from MIT. There there for a conference on sports analytics.

    There are some articles on espn.com. TrueHoop has one titled “Dorkapalooza”.

    Thought you and the other stat-heads might be interested. I know you’d love to be at that conference instead of rubbing elbows with crusty octogenarians at ST games. :P

  348. J. Alfred Prufrock March 3rd, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    tomingeorgia March 3rd, 2012 at 3:56 pm
    Anybody trying to watch on mlb.com?
    ///

    No, but I’ll watch the archive when they put it up. Aren’t you getting the game in your area?

  349. pat March 3rd, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    Betances:”I felt like I was yanking everything…next time I’ll be better out there.”

  350. MG March 3rd, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    it’s really windy on the west coast of Florida today, it was blowing at least 20 mph this morning while I was on the golf course and seems to have picked up since then.

  351. luis March 3rd, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock March 3rd, 2012 at 3:54 pm
    luis, yeah, I see he pitched well. I haven’t seen a great deal of Phelps, I like Warren a little better, but I haven’t seen him since he allegedly tigheted up his slider.

    I’ll watch the replay tonight on MLB.

    =========

    Saw a nasty curve ball and a very good CU and a fastballl with good downward movement

  352. tomingeorgia March 3rd, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    YT,
    Nope. Dish network doesn’t carry MLB TV. I have to use Dish because I have 9 TVs hooked up, and Direct TV didn’t have a clue how to to do that for less the gross national product of Germany.

  353. Yankee Trader March 3rd, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    Tom -

    O’Conner is terrible 2 outs batter just walked, Rapada getting loose.

  354. Yankee Trader March 3rd, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    Another double, another run 8-5.

  355. luis March 3rd, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    Last out (k) yankees win8-5

  356. Yankee Trader March 3rd, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    Finally game over.

    Pitching star-Dave Phelps
    Hitting stars-Curtis Granderson and Cole Garner

    Until later. Have a great day.

  357. J. Alfred Prufrock March 3rd, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    Saw a nasty curve ball and a very good CU and a fastballl with good downward movement
    ///

    luis,

    Nice. Looking forward to watching him go two innings. I’ve seen him when gets his fastball up a little and get hurt, but he has a high pitching IQ.

  358. luis March 3rd, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    YT,

    Later, take care

  359. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 3rd, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    “Celebrate Boston’s humiliation with a T-Shirt”

    :D

    I’ll celebrate the Sux humiliation any way I can. Early, and often!

  360. tomingeorgia March 3rd, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    YT,
    Thanks. Got a bone to pick with mlb.com.

  361. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 3rd, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    Getting ready to take in a move.

    Great night, y’all.

    And don’t forget tomorrow’s highlight (lowlight if you’re a beantown lover). Knicks v. Celtsux!!!!

  362. Yanks78 March 3rd, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    I’d love to get excited about these young players in ST, but I know 90% of them will be playing on other teams in the near future anyway – Maybe a guy like Man-Bam might be saved by the nasally GM.

  363. luis March 3rd, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    Goodnight Trish

  364. Jerkface March 3rd, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    Agree with your stars trader. Also liked nunez almonte and vazquez at the plate. Novas slider and manny banuelos overall stuff get honorable mention. Phelps looked great I’m telling everyone he could start in the majors right now. He throws hard doesn’t walk people and has acceptable secondary offerings. Him and warren are good pitchers. Unheralded but could be a lot like hellickson shields fister etc. Not necessarily guys that are pegged for number 1 upside off the jump

  365. J. Alfred Prufrock March 3rd, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    Yanks78 March 3rd, 2012 at 4:10 pm
    I’d love to get excited about these young players in ST, but I know 90% of them will be playing on other teams in the near future anyway – Maybe a guy like Man-Bam might be saved by the nasally GM.
    ///

    You could do what I do: root for them in other uniforms. I spend a lot of time and some $$ seeing these kids develop. Just because they get dealt away doesn’t make me stop following them. I’ve already invested the time and at that point, you’re interested to see what they become.

  366. Pat M. March 3rd, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    Face…..Phelps was eye opening for me today……..I do think Betances will play more games at The Stadium in visiting grey

  367. J. Alfred Prufrock March 3rd, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    luis, if you’re still out there, or blake, what was Nunez’ error like?

  368. Ys Guy March 3rd, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    i didnt see the game, but i can tell you that i’ve seen betances get in the groove in a trenton game, and he was impressive. he wasn’t sharp his first inning, then pretty untouchable the next 4 and they took him out. he hasn’t done that yet for the bombers, i hope he gets a chance to show it before he gets sent out to minor league camp.

    i think he’s been a little over-excited pitching for they yankees thus far, but he’s better than he showed in september and today.

  369. blake March 3rd, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    Phelps is IPK like to me….he doesn’t have the plus CU but he’s a pitchabilty guy that pounds the zone……if you look at his numbers he’s had success all the way up through the minors at every level.

    I also agree that Nunez looked very good today….very comforable out there.

  370. blake March 3rd, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    JAP,

    I didn’t see it…he made the plays I saw.

  371. Bo knows March 3rd, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    Liked what I saw of Almonte. Nice quiet setup, simple swing with power. Reminded me a bit of Cano. He had a very good year in Tampa then stumbled a bit in Trenton. 12 HR/300 ab in Florida is a very good power rating.

  372. luis March 3rd, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    JAP,

    Tough hop roller…..but he hesitated a bit at the start of the play so that could have led to the tough hop

  373. Rich in NJ March 3rd, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    “……..I do think Betances will play more games at The Stadium in visiting grey”

    Pat

    You’re really talking about trading a kid off of a ST appearance?

    They aren’t getting arms like Betrances very easily any more given the new CBA.

    It’s really premature to talk about trading him like that isn’t so.

  374. J. Alfred Prufrock March 3rd, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    Ys Guy March 3rd, 2012 at 4:18 pm
    i didnt see the game, but i can tell you that i’ve seen betances get in the groove in a trenton game, and he was impressive. he wasn’t sharp his first inning, then pretty untouchable the next 4 and they took him out.
    ///

    yep, that’s been the pattern. The spooks come out for one inning and rarely return.

  375. J. Alfred Prufrock March 3rd, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    luis March 3rd, 2012 at 4:20 pm
    JAP,

    Tough hop roller…..but he hesitated a bit at the start of the play so that could have led to the tough hop
    ////

    Thanks, luis. His issue in Trenton usually was overcharging, and alternatively, not planting his feet before throwing, resulting in wildness. He also had clean games, don’t want to make it sound like he didn’t.

  376. luis March 3rd, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    Got to go to do some errands, later folks

  377. blake March 3rd, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    Every time I’ve seen Dellin pitch he’s struggled with flying open and getting over his front side…..its because he’s so tall…..but it causes him to stay ip in the zone…..its one ST inning….I hope he gets a lot more this spring.

  378. blake March 3rd, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    Nunez’s issues both fielding and throwing arr almost entirely footwork…..he has a tough time getting the timing of the dance steps down

  379. luis March 3rd, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    JAP,

    But his batting approach is incredible, love the guy he is going to be very good

  380. 4time March 3rd, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    Phelps and Warren looked solid – they’re going to be nice trade chips for us.

  381. Rich in NJ March 3rd, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    You know when you talk about trading Betances? When he’s pitching lights out, while Pineda, Hughes, and Nova are blowing hitters away, and a team knocks your socks off by offering a top ML young player who is just about to get a little more expensive.

    Barring that, treat him like a growth stock in its early stages, and forget about him while he develops. The Yankees can afford to do that.

  382. J. Alfred Prufrock March 3rd, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    blake, you’ve seen him mostly in ST games, though. There’s a reason he’s a top 100 prospect, and it’s not because he’s tall. You can’t get to the good stuff because he’s so mechanically off in these games. When he’s on, his stuff and arsenal come into play, and then he shows you why you don’t give up on him. I think you’d have a good deal more optimism if you could see a few starts.

  383. Bo knows March 3rd, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    Can anyone tell me what kind of arm Zoilo has?

    Neat thing about ST is that you now have an image along with the numbers. Mind you, you could live in Trenton and have both.

  384. blake March 3rd, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    JAP

    Yea….certainly possible and Im not saying that’s always who he is…..its just what I’ve seen in the 5-6 times I’ve seen him.

  385. J. Alfred Prufrock March 3rd, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    blake March 3rd, 2012 at 4:26 pm
    Nunez’s issues both fielding and throwing arr almost entirely footwork…..he has a tough time getting the timing of the dance steps down
    ///

    He really just needs to play more to work out those kinks, which is where the timing would come in. He’s always had that footwork issue, but playing often kept it more in check.

  386. blake March 3rd, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    JAP,

    Yea its timing….I liked how he looked today.

  387. Ys Guy March 3rd, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    betances has a complicated delivery, it takes work to get it flowing. from sitting behind home plate i can tell you that he’s got a little hesitation that throws hitters off when they are trying to deal with a hard 96. plus he hides the ball really well so you can’t see it then it’s there. i saw him killing new brittain, a good hitting team, and he had their timing all off. true to form i believe he walked 2 in the first inning, then allowed only one hit. he was inducing bad swings and guys were looking funny at their bats on the way back to the dugout.

    i hope we get to see somadat before he goes back down…

  388. J. Alfred Prufrock March 3rd, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    Bo knows March 3rd, 2012 at 4:29 pm
    Can anyone tell me what kind of arm Zoilo has?

    Neat thing about ST is that you now have an image along with the numbers. Mind you, you could live in Trenton and have both.
    ///

    Bo, good arm. I see him as a versatile SH Melky type with a bit more power. He’s a darkhorse for an OF spot in 2013.

  389. J. Alfred Prufrock March 3rd, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    luis March 3rd, 2012 at 4:26 pm
    JAP,

    But his batting approach is incredible, love the guy he is going to be very good
    ///

    Nunez? If so, his approach has improved. I agree he’s going to be a good one. But where does he play? He’s got a fast bat and hits nice LDs. He probably has more power on the way, too. He’s a guy I wish we could get into the ED lineup more, because of his quickness, speed, and ability to drive the ball.

  390. J. Alfred Prufrock March 3rd, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    blake March 3rd, 2012 at 4:31 pm
    JAP

    Yea….certainly possible and Im not saying that’s always who he is…..its just what I’ve seen in the 5-6 times I’ve seen him.
    ///

    blake, there’s gold in them thar hills :D

  391. Bo knows March 3rd, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    Just checking on Almonte on Fangraphs, he seems to have been injured because he didn’t play much until last year.

  392. Pat M. March 3rd, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    Rich in NJ…..I’m not basing my comment about trading Betances on today’s performance at all….In fact I mentioned him being traded dating back to last season….I can see him in a package for a position player that’s all…..Not advocating a trade but just saying he could be traded

  393. GreenBeret7 March 3rd, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    Zoilo Almonte hasn’t been hurt that much. He’s just progressed slowly. His first 4 pro seasons were short season leagues. With Charleston and Tampa, they always had 5 outfielders that they were trying to squeeze in. Abraham Almonte has been hurt though. Zoilo Almonte has a pretty decent arm, though not exactly a cannon. He’s been around for 7 years as of this season, but, still won’t be 23 until June.


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