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Spring training Game 16: Yankees vs. Astros

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Gameday Thread on Mar 17, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (7-8)
Brett Gardner LF
Curtis Granderson CF
Robinson Cano 2B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Raul Ibanez DH
Andruw Jones RF
Eric Chavez 1B
Eduardo Nunez SS
Francisco Cervelli C

RHP Hiroki Kuroda (0-0, 0.00)
Kuroda vs. Astros

ASTROS (7-6)
Jason Bourgeois CF
Matt Downs 2B
J.D. Martinez LF
Jack Cust DH
Chris Johnson 3B
Brad Snyder RF
Chris Snyder C
Brett Wallace 1B
Marwin Gonzalez SS

RHP Bud Norris (1-0, 0.00)
Norris vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 1:05 p.m., YES Network

WEATHER: Temperatures reaching into the mid-80s today. Been a clear blue sky pretty much all day.

UMPIRES: HP Mark Carlson, 1B Phil Cuzzi, 2B Mike Estabrook, 3B Chris Segal

ASTROS PEN: Houston brought RHP Brett Myers, RHP Fernando Rodriguez, LHP Fernando Abad, RHP Aneury Rodriguez, LHP Xavier Cedeno, RHP Lucas Harrell, RHP Enerio Del Rosario and RHP Rhiner Cruz on the trip.

COUNTING DOWN: Today marks exactly 20 days before Opening Day. Nothing particularly significant about that. It’s just a nice, round number.

I’M NOT WEARING GREEN: I actually brought a green shirt down to Tampa with me, but I wore it yesterday. The Yankees are 7-6 on St. Patrick’s Day since 2000 with two split-squads (2001 and 2002) and a rainout (2005).

THE GUY’S PRETTY GOOD: According to the Yankees game notes, Mariano Rivera hasn’t allowed an earned run in his past 23 spring innings dating back to March 15, 2008.

UPDATE, 1:13 p.m.: Nice, quick first inning for Kuroda. A strikeout and a couple of groundouts.

UPDATE, 1:20 p.m.: Gardner walks and scores easily on a sharp double by Granderson. I don’t have his stats in front of me, but it certainly feels like Granderson is driving the ball consistently this spring. Seems like I’ve seen that exact same double to right-center at least three times.

UPDATE, 1:26 p.m.: Add a two-out single from Andruw Jones and it’s 2-0 Yankees, still in the first inning.

UPDATE, 1:41 p.m.: Nunez takes his first hack and pops to first. That’s after Kuroda stranded a runner at third in the top of the second.

UPDATE, 1:51 p.m.: Robinson Cano just went deep to right field, driving in Brett Gardner and Curtis Granderson for a three-run homer and a 5-0 Yankees lead int he second inning.

UPDATE, 2:00 p.m.: Kuroda sharp through three innings. He just sent the side down in order in the third inning with two more outs on the ground. He’s gotten one flyball out this game.

UPDATE, 2:07 p.m.: Nunez gets an infield single in his second at-bat.

UPDATE, 2:21 p.m.: Kuroda allowed a run on two doubles in the fourth, but Gardner ended the inning with a nice sliding catch in shallow left field. That guy really should have at least one Gold Glove at this point.

UPDATE, 2:31 p.m.: Could be a bad sign, or it could be simply easing him back into the game, but Nunez has been pulled heading into the top of the fifth. Speaking of changes, here’s Mariano Rivera on the mound.

UPDATE, 2:36 p.m.: Kuroda threw 59 pitches, 49 for strikes. Three hits and two strikeouts through four innings. We’ll find out how he felt about it, but that had to be his best start of the spring.

UPDATE, 2:37 p.m.: Rivera gets a double play to end a scoreless fifth inning.

 
 

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99 Responses to “Spring training Game 16: Yankees vs. Astros”

  1. PacoDooley March 17th, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    Nice to see Nunez back. Let’s see if they can win the first game of the new ‘Pettitte’ era…

  2. mick March 17th, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    Kuroda looks like he has no hit stuff today as a few players have pointed out that he has.

  3. Tar March 17th, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    Yea those were the days…..stack 4×6?s all day and play Legion ball all night.”

    So many red….. I mean country folk on a Yankee blog :D

    While you country bumpkins were playing in the grass, I was playing stickball, stoop ball, box ball, hand ball you name it ball, with not a blade of grass in sight. You did learn how to be good at dodging cars, and running like hell if you broke a window.

  4. tomingeorgia March 17th, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    The Carolina contingent has been strangely quiet about other sports lately. Lehigh, would you believe it?

  5. Tar March 17th, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    “Lehigh, would you believe it?”

    :D You don’t know how much fun I am going to have on Monday saying LEHIGH!!!!

    (As long as Carolina keeps winning of course. :shock: )

  6. tucker March 17th, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    That was a nice swing from Andruw Jones, taking the slider the other way.

  7. Tar March 17th, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    That was a meatball for the double from Kuroda.

    Who can tell me his repertoire? It looked like a couple of change ups in the first that they called sliders. I guess they would know, but maybe they don’t have a great view.

  8. hardwired7 March 17th, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Cano’s shot is still circling the globe.

  9. randy l. March 17th, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    “Cano’s shot is still circling the globe.”

    I just saw it go by Maine

    Heading to nova scotia

    Maybe iceland

  10. luis March 17th, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    Hello everyone,

    Tar,

    Kuroda has 4 seamer, cutter, splitfinger, slider, CU and CB if i’m not mistaken

  11. luis March 17th, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    Maybe a two seamer too

  12. tomingeorgia March 17th, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    Green Yankee caps sure be illegal.

  13. tomingeorgia March 17th, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    Hi, luis,
    Not many of us around today. Anyway, Mo being Mo: hit batsman, K, ground ball DP, sit down.

  14. luis March 17th, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    Hi Tom,

    Or so it seems like that…..Mo his usual self, what an amazing character….I don’t want to even think about the day that he hangs the spikes, he is going to be missed.

  15. luis March 17th, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    Tom,

    Why you don’t like the green caps?….Gardner made a second sliding catch, what a range

  16. RadioKev March 17th, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    Has Wade always had kind of a three quarters delivery? I always thought he was an over the top guy. Is it this camera angle throwing me off?

  17. tomingeorgia March 17th, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    Nice throw, Franky!

  18. luis March 17th, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    First time i see Wade this season, his velocity seems to be down from last year and the breaking pitches kind of loopy and hanging over the plate , not very good.

  19. RadioKev March 17th, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Hm, on air guys just noticed it. Guess he’s just working on a lower arm angle delivery.

  20. randy l. March 17th, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Tomingeorgia
    It was a different world when we grew up
    Im not so sure it wasn’t better

    I’m up on Maine a lot lately and I get a kick how it’s old fashioned up here

    Little things like toll takers on the Maine turnpike say hi and have a nice day and mean it :)

  21. tomingeorgia March 17th, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    luis,
    Green (or red, or camo, or pink) Yankee caps are like intentionally desecrating the flag. Shouldn’t be done, but hell, freedom of speech rule.

  22. RadioKev March 17th, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    Yeah Luis, I think his velocity dipped because of that arm angle. He’s never had a strong fastball anyway.

  23. luis March 17th, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    Tom,

    Yup you have a very good point.

  24. MaineYankee March 17th, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    randy l. March 17th, 2012 at 2:51 pm
    Tomingeorgia
    It was a different world when we grew up
    Im not so sure it wasn’t better

    I’m up on Maine a lot lately and I get a kick how it’s old fashioned up here

    Little things like toll takers on the Maine turnpike say hi and have a nice day and mean it

    ————————————————————————–

    Just think what it’s like if you came inland enough to see the real Maine. :D :

    Hanging out down there with the tourists and yuppies.

  25. luis March 17th, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    RadioKev March 17th, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    Yeah Luis, I think his velocity dipped because of that arm angle. He’s never had a strong fastball anyway.

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

    The problem IMO with that arm angle as well is that lefthanded hitters have a better chance to look what’s coming. Maybe is because of health related issues, but i don’t understand the change in arm angle…If ain’t broken why fix it?

  26. tomingeorgia March 17th, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    randy,
    I’m honestly glad their were no video games (except “Winky Dink and You”; how’s that for dating myself?), no computers and no thought police around in my youth (except for Joe McCarthy, of course). Being a kid was really fun, and you couldn’t help learning things on your own.

  27. luis March 17th, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    Maine and Randy et all,

    Small town America is the best place to live, people are welcoming and nice, very trust worthy. Not saying that that is not the case on the big cities, but you don’t get that warm welcome feeling you get in a small town.

  28. RadioKev March 17th, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    I’m guessing Wade was just toying with it. I think this is the first time I’ve seen him this spring training too. Anyone else see this?

  29. luis March 17th, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    We went back to the over the top release

  30. luis March 17th, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    *he*

  31. tomingeorgia March 17th, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    Maine,
    Make randy swim across Sebago Lake in May, then hike Katadhin, then dig some spuds up north. The real Maine.

  32. luis March 17th, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    Much better second inning

  33. Tar March 17th, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    “but you don’t get that warm welcome feeling you get in a small town.”

    Yeah but can you get a cannoli?

    :D

  34. MaineYankee March 17th, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    tomingeorgia March 17th, 2012 at 3:05 pm
    Maine,
    Make randy swim across Sebago Lake in May, then hike Katadhin, then dig some spuds up north. The real Maine.

    ———————————————————————–

    I jumped into the ocean off the coast of Rockland in March. :D :

    You know, when I was young and foolish.

  35. luis March 17th, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    Tar March 17th, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    “but you don’t get that warm welcome feeling you get in a small town.”

    Yeah but can you get a cannoli?
    ========================================

    That’s a tough one! :D

  36. MaineYankee March 17th, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    Well it’s time to go to the “big city”. :lol:

  37. tomingeorgia March 17th, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    Maine,
    Goes back to a previous remark: miraculous we all survived.

  38. tomingeorgia March 17th, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    Tar,
    Probably not (maybe in the frozen food department, but I could fix you up with some biscuits with sausage gravy, red flannel cake and banana pudding.

  39. tomingeorgia March 17th, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    That was a nice swing Hall put on the ball.

  40. Tar March 17th, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    Tom

    As you probably know, I’m just kidding. I live in great small southern town. I know of quite a few great “home cooking ” type establishments. And I do know where to get a pretty good cannoli as well.

    But I’ve lived in the North, South, East and West. And there is no where that I know of, that can compare to NY in the food department.

  41. GreenBeret7 March 17th, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    This just about defines how baseball people feel about Rivera.

    Erik Boland ? @eboland11

    Scout recently on Mariano: “Guy misses his location maybe three times a year.”

  42. 4 NYY March 17th, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    Wouldn’t mind seeing Hall or Bernier make the team instead of Chavez.

    Chavez is still okay with the glove, but power has faded. Bernier looks quite good with the glove and swings decent also.

    Is Chavez contract quaranteed ?

  43. 4 NYY March 17th, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    guaranteed

  44. tomingeorgia March 17th, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    Tar,
    You’re right. Worked in the City a few years. Deciding where to go for lunch was a real challenge, because there were fifty good choices within three blocks.

  45. randy l. March 17th, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    “THE GUY’S PRETTY GOOD: According to the Yankees game notes, Mariano Rivera hasn’t allowed an earned run in his past 23 spring innings dating back to March 15, 2008.”

    they should have someone following mo around taking notes what he actually does with his day.

    then they should put it in a book and have all yankee pitchers follow it.

  46. GreenBeret7 March 17th, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    Bernier is not a good hitter and only adequate on defense. He’s in his early 30s. 10 pro seasons and 2 ML games. He’s lucky to be where he’s at.

  47. 4 NYY March 17th, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    Just not sold on Chavez any longer. How long before he’s injured ?

  48. GreenBeret7 March 17th, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    randy l. March 17th, 2012 at 3:28 pm
    “THE GUY’S PRETTY GOOD: According to the Yankees game notes, Mariano Rivera hasn’t allowed an earned run in his past 23 spring innings dating back to March 15, 2008.”

    they should have someone following mo around taking notes what he actually does with his day.

    then they should put it in a book and have all yankee pitchers follow it.

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

    My guess is that Rivera walks around all day mostly chuckling to himself about who he makes look silly that night. The rest of the time, he’s wondering why his lazy agent hasn’t gotten him on the board of a bat company. He makes them a fortune every year.

  49. tomingeorgia March 17th, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    GB7,
    Bats’R'Us.

  50. GreenBeret7 March 17th, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    tomingeorgia March 17th, 2012 at 3:37 pm
    GB7,
    Bats’R’Us.

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

    Rivera could walk out and pitch a 1-2-3 inning in a tuxedo and leave for a country club dance without changing clothes or taking a shower and nobody would know what he had done before getting there.

  51. GreenBeret7 March 17th, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    4 NYY March 17th, 2012 at 3:32 pm
    Just not sold on Chavez any longer. How long before he’s injured ?

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

    The Yanks don’t worry about whether you’re sold on him or not. The Yanks are more than pleased that he’s there.

  52. luis March 17th, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    GreenBeret7 March 17th, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    tomingeorgia March 17th, 2012 at 3:37 pm
    GB7,
    Bats’R’Us.

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

    Rivera could walk out and pitch a 1-2-3 inning in a tuxedo and leave for a country club dance without changing clothes or taking a shower and nobody would know what he had done before getting there.

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

    He is the image of Canali….. Maybe we get to see that this season ;)

  53. 4 NYY March 17th, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    GreenBeret7 March 17th, 2012 at 3:42 pm
    4 NYY March 17th, 2012 at 3:32 pm
    Just not sold on Chavez any longer. How long before he’s injured ?

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

    The Yanks don’t worry about whether you’re sold on him or not. The Yanks are more than pleased that he’s there.

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

    Gosh, I’m glad you told me ! I thought they were listening to me.

    Like I said, he’s an injury waiting to happen and has little pop in his bat any longer.

  54. luis March 17th, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    Watching Betances….He has pretty clean mechanics IMO

  55. GreenBeret7 March 17th, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    Rivera should be doing the Dos Equis commercials.

  56. luis March 17th, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    He has a nasty curveball

  57. Nilsson March 17th, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    Rivera is the most interesting pitcher in world. No doubt about that.

  58. tucker March 17th, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Betances was impressive. He wasn’t overthrowing, breaking ball for strikes and even a change.

  59. RadioKev March 17th, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    Man, Vazquez is not much of a first basemen, to say the least. Good on Betances, he made the right play.

    Betances didn’t seem to have a good fastball, and his location was iffy. The curve was working well for him. I can only imagine what this guy would look like if he just got his mechanics down. He looks so timid on the mound..

  60. luis March 17th, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    Gutsy play from Betances but not too intelligent IMO… Is spring training kid, no time to risk an injury…But he can certainly field his position

  61. GreenBeret7 March 17th, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    That’s Betances’ major issue. when he gets in a jam, he sends to overthrow and pitches straighten out or he misses everything but the backstop. when he learns to back off, he’ll be a hitter’s nightmare.

  62. 4 NYY March 17th, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    Scary ending, don’t need Betances to get hurt. A good year at AAA and he might be ready.

  63. GreenBeret7 March 17th, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    ***tends*** not sends

  64. tom tresh 15 March 17th, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    GreenBeret7 March 17th, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    Rivera should be doing the Dos Equis commercials.
    **********************************************************8
    Stay Thirsty My Friends

  65. 4 NYY March 17th, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    Rivera is in the dictionary under : Class, confidence, & superior.

  66. GreenBeret7 March 17th, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    tom tresh 15 March 17th, 2012 at 3:56 pm
    GreenBeret7 March 17th, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    Rivera should be doing the Dos Equis commercials.
    **********************************************************8
    Stay Thirsty My Friends

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

    The batters tend to stay thirsty…for hits off of Rivera. He’s not any hitter’s friend…except off the mound.

  67. GreenBeret7 March 17th, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    Tommy T.,

    How are things going with you? You haven’t been around much.

    Watching the results of Rivera, reminds me of september 1964 when Pedro Ramos came out of the pen in the 9th. You could see the hitters almost give up as he stepped over the bullpen fence. Not being able to get him 5 days earlier cost the Yanks the WS that year.

  68. MTU March 17th, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    What does a Freddy Garcia get you in trade ?

    Some salary relief and a “B” prospect ?

    More ? Less ?

  69. GreenBeret7 March 17th, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    Interesting to see that there’s some thought around the organization that reliever Mark Montgomery may open the season with trenton after signing last June, and skipping High A ball completely.

  70. MTU March 17th, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    GB-

    You’re high on him aren’t you ?

    Another D-Rob in the making ?

  71. luis March 17th, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    GreenBeret7 March 17th, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    Interesting to see that there’s some thought around the organization that reliever Mark Montgomery may open the season with trenton after signing last June, and skipping High A ball completely.

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

    source?

  72. GreenBeret7 March 17th, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    MTU,

    Room for Pettitte and Hughes in the rotation?

  73. MTU March 17th, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    GB-

    CC and Kuroda are pretty much locks for a rotation spot.

    They are gonna see what Pineda brings.

    That leaves Nova, Pettitte, and Hughes for 2 spots.

    Gotta figure AP gets one of them.

    That leaves Hughes and Nova.

    Both have options. Both have pitched out of the Pen. Both have had succcess.

  74. GreenBeret7 March 17th, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    MTU,

    yeah, I am. Has a fastball that moves and runs between 91-94 MPH and a back breaking slider that takes a sharp left turn into the dirt. Control, like Robertson can get a little off at times. Nearly 17 strikeouts per 9 innings. Built like Robertson, fastball similar. Only real difference is Robertson’s curve and Montgomery’s slider. Think of Burnett’s best knuckle-curves and that’s what the break on his sliders look like.

  75. MTU March 17th, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    GB-

    Just sounds like he needs to get smooth out the control issue a little.

    What the heck are we gonna do with all of these Pitchers ?

    They just keep popping up like Rabbits.

  76. GreenBeret7 March 17th, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    MTU March 17th, 2012 at 4:38 pm
    GB-

    CC and Kuroda are pretty much locks for a rotation spot.

    They are gonna see what Pineda brings.

    That leaves Nova, Pettitte, and Hughes for 2 spots.

    Gotta figure AP gets one of them.

    That leaves Hughes and Nova.

    Both have options. Both have pitched out of the Pen. Both have had succcess.

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

    They’ll figure that rotation out. They aren’t trading two very inexpensive young, good pitchers to keep pitchers that may be gone after 1 year. hughes looked like his 2010 April-May starts. People seem to want to ignore his season after the All Star Break, last year. 11 starts with 8 of the good for 2 runs or less. It was his Boston and 2 Oakland starts that cloud that picture. There were very few Yankee starters that pitched well against Boston last year.

  77. GreenBeret7 March 17th, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    MTU March 17th, 2012 at 4:42 pm
    GB-

    Just sounds like he needs to get smooth out the control issue a little.

    What the heck are we gonna do with all of these Pitchers ?

    They just keep popping up like Rabbits.

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

    raise more rabbits to sell at Easter time?

  78. Joe from Long Island March 17th, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    Hi.

    We’ve been in Tampa this week, going to games. Great seats for today.

    Kuroda was very efficient. Mo was his usual. Btw, got his autograph yesterday, after he was done hitting grounders to his son (I think) on the side field.

    I thought betances pitched well enough, and it was a learnIng experience for him to get out of the inning.

    Too bad this place has gotten so toxic.

    Don’t start counting on trades just yet. I love Andy, but he’s got a long road ahead.

  79. GreenBeret7 March 17th, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    sadly, I’m assuming that Mongomery is getting fast tracked because they want him to be ready for next year whe the Dos Equis Man is no longer around.

  80. MTU March 17th, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    GB-

    I am very optimistic on Hughes.

    He looks great so far this Spring.

    See no reason he can’t win us a lot of games.

    Don’t want to see either Hughes or Nova traded.

    Maybe things will sort out all by themselves.

    If everyone is pitching well and stays healthy something will have to give.

    We’ll see.

    I hope they don’t try that 6 man again. That sucked.

  81. luis March 17th, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    GreenBeret7 March 17th, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    sadly, I’m assuming that Mongomery is getting fast tracked because they want him to be ready for next year whe the Dos Equis Man is no longer around.

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

    I’m sorry but where did you read that they are fast tracking Montgomery?

  82. Joe from Long Island March 17th, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    I don’t know that I’d be in a rush to trade Phil, or nova. Andy, Freddy, and kuroda won’t be around next year, and it’s probably not smart to have two holes on the rotation. I don’t think id put two rookies in the rotation at once. That didn’t work too well last time.

  83. MTU March 17th, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    Joe-

    Sounds like you are having a great time.

    Enjoy.

    :)

  84. GreenBeret7 March 17th, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    Afternoon, Joe. hope all is going well with you and Mrs. From Long Island.

    Yes, I’m not expecting any sort of deals to go down until Hughes, Pettitte and even Kuroda and Garcia do. When they figure out what they have, I expect all hell to break loose. They still have those 3 aces in the hole in the form of options on Pineda, Hughes and Nova that could get used.

  85. Joe from Long Island March 17th, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    I’d hesitate to trade Pineda, also, for that same reason; not unless the haul was kemp.

    Does Mariano look at Andy, and have second thoughts?

    Gb- I’d hesitate to trade Montgomery, regardless of what mo decides.

  86. MTU March 17th, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    Joe-

    Where would you put everyone assuming they all stay healthy ?

    CC
    Pettitte
    Kuroda
    Nova
    Pineda
    Hughes

    That’s 6 into 5.

    Maybe you don’t think AP will make it all the way back ?

    But what if he does ?

  87. GreenBeret7 March 17th, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    with burawa down for a while, Montgomery is already better than any reliever in AA or AAA right now. He’s in trenton camp right now. Even for ST, that’s a bit unusual. Just some of the things being read and said around.

  88. MTU March 17th, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    GB-

    How old is Montgomery ?

    Is he a college guy ?

  89. luis March 17th, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    Thanks GB, sorry for the insistence it’s just that i haven’t read anything about it, and i am very intrigued by this kid.

  90. MTU March 17th, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    The Yankees are like the Hunt Bros. only instead of trying to corner the Silver market it’s the Pitching market they’re after.

    :)

  91. GreenBeret7 March 17th, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    Joe from Long Island March 17th, 2012 at 4:53 pm
    I’d hesitate to trade Pineda, also, for that same reason; not unless the haul was kemp.

    Does Mariano look at Andy, and have second thoughts?

    Gb- I’d hesitate to trade Montgomery, regardless of what mo decides.

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

    Joe, he’s just flat out impressive. He’s going nowhere but up in the organization. Teaming him with Burawa, Whitley, Robertson and Chamberlain in NY in a couple of years and and that’s a hot of hard throwing, young and cheap bullpenners. add in a hope that tommy Kahnle fixes his control and that’s going to be a lot of heat rising out of the bronx. Kahnle reaches triple figures on occassion.

  92. GreenBeret7 March 17th, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    MTU, Montgomery just turned 21. He was a shortstop in college, but, messed around in the pen.

  93. MTU March 17th, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    Cheap rotation + cheap BP + cheap utility guys = more money to spend on position players.

    :)

  94. MTU March 17th, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    thanks GB.

    So he’s mature enough to fastrack then.

    Interesting background.

  95. GreenBeret7 March 17th, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    Montgomery does have one issue…he’s allergic to gopher balls. Not entirely a bad thing.

  96. MTU March 17th, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    New thread —->

  97. GreenBeret7 March 17th, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    Yeah, pretty mature and a fan favorite in charleston. Went to a small college in Virginia….Longwood University.

  98. MTU March 17th, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    GB-

    Teach him a CU and put him in the Ro.

    :)

  99. MG March 17th, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    I was just offered 4 tix to the Yankees-Orioles game in Sarasota tomorrow night. They are behind home plate and excellent. Any LoHudders interested?


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