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Postgame notes: Warren makes an impression vs. Red Sox

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Gameday Thread on Mar 22, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Adam Warren was supposed to pitch yesterday, and it wasn’t until after the game — after he’d waited and waited for his turn to come — that he found out his turn would wait a little longer for a primetime start against the Red Sox.

“That’s what I think spring training is about for us guys trying to make it is to just make an impression,” Warren said. “For me, I’m just trying to go out there and show I can handle the situation, just trying to go out there and attack the zone. I’m just going to go out there and take care of my own business, not really worry about where I stand.”

Warren took care of business, alright. Facing a lineup full of Boston regulars, the Yankees pitching prospect fired four scoreless innings with three strikeouts, no walks and two hits. One of those hits was a ball that glanced off Warren’s own glove for an infield single.

“Warren was excellent,” Joe Girardi said. “I thought he moved the ball in and out well. His slider was really good tonight. I thought he was excellent.”

Dellin Betances followed Warren with three hitless innings. David Phelps — who was supposed to start this game before his wife went into labor — has pitched 7.2 innings without an earned run this spring. D.J. Mitchell has a 0.89 WHIP and 1.00 ERA. The Yankees upper-level pitching prospects have each made strong impressions this spring, suggesting they’re more than capable of filling a hole should this overflowing rotation need a spot starter or two.

“I’m not going to worry about who’s ahead of me or how people are doing,” Warren said. “I just want to focus on myself and not get caught up in everything else. I feel like, I take care of my business and things will take care of themselves.”

• Tonight’s game ended in a tie because Girardi had run out of pitchers who he actually planned on pitching in this game. The Yankees had extra lower-level pitchers on the trip, but it seems Girardi didn’t want to use them. “I just said, that’s it,” Girardi said.

Bobby Valentine wasn’t happy with Girardi for calling the game before it could go into the 10th inning. It is odd that Girardi had extra pitchers on the travel roster but chose not to use them. He said that he was worried about tomorrow’s doubleheader. “We’ve got a long day tomorrow too,” he said. “We need pitching.”

• One seemingly available pitcher was D.J. Mitchell, but the Yankees had him throw a side when it seemed there wouldn’t be enough innings for him to pitch. “We have a responsibility to build him up too,” Girardi said.

• Turns out CC Sabathia was hit in the shin by a comebacker this afternoon, but that was in the first inning and Sabathia stayed in to pitch five more innings. Sounds like he’s fine. Girardi’s not concerned.

• Raul Ibanez had another 0-for-3 and his average dropped to .054 this spring. “I’m just worried about us staying healthy down here right now,” Brian Cashman said. “Veterans like him, I’m certainly not going to make any judgments on.”

• Cashman said there are no real concerns about any of the nagging injuries (Jeter, Swisher, etc) in Yankees camp. Girardi said Derek Jeter came through today’s workout just fine and plans to play tomorrow.

• He’s pretty far down the depth chart, but Doug Bernier is really having a nice spring. He had two more hits today, including a two-run single. He also made a nice play up the middle in the fourth inning. He’s hitting .364.

• Rough day for Cory Wade who let the Red Sox back in the game with four hits and three earned runs in the eighth inning. Wade got only two outs in the inning before Juan Cedeno finished it.

• RBI triple for Curtis Granderson, who continues to have a terrific spring. … Brett Gardner, Andruw Jones and Eric Chavez each had a hit in this game, but none of those three is hitting better than .194 this spring. … Jose Gil is batting .571 after his 1-for-3 night, and Gustavo Molina is batting .545 after his 1-for-1. Neither has a lot of at-bats.

• Jorge Vazquez was hit by a pitch in the hand and had it heavily wrapped after the game, but there’s no word on how serious the injury might be. He had to be taken out of the game, letting Jose Toussen get some unexpected playing time.

• I wrote this morning about how good Clay Rapada has looked in camp, but Rule 5 Cesar Cabral has also looked pretty sharp with 11 strikeouts and only one walk. The Yankees seem to have room for only one of those two. “(Cabral)’s pitched so well,” Cashman said. “If he was looking terrible, 29 other clubs would pass on him, (but) he ain’t looking terrible. To me, he’s either making this club, getting waiver-claimed or getting traded.”

• Rapada, by the way, has an out in his contract at the end of spring training. Cashman confirmed that this afternoon.

• For those of you who closely follow the minor league system, reports that Rafael DePaula has obtained a visa are true, but in an email, Mark Newman said DePaula still has to pass a physical “before anything progresses.” DePaula signed with the Yankees in 2010 but has been stuck in limbo ever since. He has a chance to be a legitimate talent.

• Phelps’ wife, by the way, had the baby late last night.

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169 Responses to “Postgame notes: Warren makes an impression vs. Red Sox”

  1. blake March 22nd, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    Highlight of the night was Warren blowing Gonzalez away with the heat…..really impressive for him to go after that Sox lineup with his fastball like that.

    I like Bernier…..from what I’ve seen he’d be ahead of Pena on the SS depth chart.

    The kids overall have pitched incredibly this spring…..that AAA rotation is gonna be tough

  2. GreenBeret7 March 22nd, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    So, David Phelps and his wife have a new baby. No idea what kind….but, it better be a shortstop with power and speed or a slugging corner outfielder with speed. If it’s not, they need to send it back and trade it in

  3. GreenBeret7 March 22nd, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    congrats to the Missourians and the Phelps family on their new voter.

  4. GreenBeret7 March 22nd, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    Rapada/ Cabral and what to do about Maxwell. tough decisions for Cashman and girardi. Rotation will sort itself out.

  5. m March 22nd, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    So many tough decisions. Options, options, options.

  6. GreenBeret7 March 22nd, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    I suppose they could pay Rapada an extra $250,000 or so to stay until June to see how Cabral works out.

  7. luis March 22nd, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    GreenBeret7 March 22nd, 2012 at 11:12 pm
    Rapada/ Cabral and what to do about Maxwell. tough decisions for Cashman and girardi. Rotation will sort itself out.

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

    I think Rapada is making the team…Cabral is traded…Ibanez, if Cashman is to be believed, he is going north with the team. Yikes!

  8. GreenBeret7 March 22nd, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    For those of you who closely follow the minor league system, reports that Rafael DePaula has obtained a visa are true, but in an email, Mark Newman said DePaula still has to pass a physical “before anything progresses.” DePaula signed with the Yankees in 2010 but has been stuck in limbo ever since. He has a chance to be a legitimate talent

    who are you kidding with this, chad? we ain’t got no stinkin’ prospect huggers on here.

  9. luis March 22nd, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    What about young vets huggers?

  10. Rich in NJ March 22nd, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    Yeah, Warren was impressive, as was Betances. They will be put to the test in self-scouting as they decide which pitchers to keep and which to trade as they almost certainly will need to add a young, cost-controled, impact bat (or two) over the next few years.

  11. Rich in NJ March 22nd, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    I think everyone needs a hug at one time or another…

  12. luis March 22nd, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    Good night everyone

  13. Rich in NJ March 22nd, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    GN, luis.

  14. PhiltheThrill March 23rd, 2012 at 12:06 am

    Congrats to the Phelpses. He and Warren sure would have been nice bridges to Banuelos or Betances or both.

  15. Pat M. March 23rd, 2012 at 12:10 am

    Rich in NJ…..That bat has to be a corner outfielder or a 3rd baseman ….Nunez might work out at short until Culver is ready…A few guys have seen Culver play and one went as far as saying that he could be ready by 2014…….

  16. tucker March 23rd, 2012 at 12:12 am

    I know Ibanez looks bad, but … Give him six weeks to two months. If he can’t find the short porch, then it’s time for another lefty swinger. Garrett Jones should be available by then.

  17. Rich in NJ March 23rd, 2012 at 12:13 am

    3B/SS or corner OF, or even a catcher who can hit, Pat M, as much as I know you don’t like to hear that.

  18. Rich in NJ March 23rd, 2012 at 12:15 am

    I can just see it now. Ibanez will hit a HR or two in April. Some people will proclaim that he is back, and then another month will go by as he sinks into the abyss.

    Let Jones be the everyday DH instead.

  19. Rich in NJ March 23rd, 2012 at 12:28 am

    Pat

    Serious question: I have admired your loyalty to (Young Master) Hughes and share it to a significant degree.

    He is going to get expensive if he pitches well (as I expect) at a time when they have a surplus of cheaper starting pitchers and are apparently determined to get under the $189m threshold by 2014.

    So if it comes down to it, who would you rather keep, Martin or Hughes?

    To me, it’s very easy since I don’t think Martin is worth keeping, but you like both, so I am interested in your thoughts.

  20. Bronx Jeers March 23rd, 2012 at 12:29 am

    Ahhh… the good ole abyss.

    We speak of it in dastardly whispers yet who among us can resist its steely gaze.

  21. m March 23rd, 2012 at 12:29 am

    I had the game on mute. From what I saw, it looked like the catcher tagged out the runner as he passed. What did the booth say?

    I was surprised that it went to Baseball Tonight. Now I know why.

    I haven’t read what Bobby V said, but I would have played it off as “it’s only ST, so that’s cool. But I’m sure the fans wanted to see us try to win it in ten”.

    Bobby V can give out the irritation, but doesn’t like to receive. That’s weak. Ba-bye, Bobby. See ya next time!

  22. Pat M. March 23rd, 2012 at 12:41 am

    Rich in NJ……I think this is a very important year for Austin and Sanchez as the Yanks look forward…….I still believe that Phil Hughes will be a 17 game winner type pitcher with a 20 game season mixed in……I place high value on the pitching aspect of the game…….If Martin is fully recovered from his hip and knee issues he will have a significant season in 2012…..If Austin shows that he can take over in 2013 then Martin walks as The Yanks will not offer him 4 years at 12 million…….

  23. m March 23rd, 2012 at 12:47 am

    I like Swisher’s power and Martin’s catching, but I’d rather focus on keeping Cano, Granderson, and Hughes. Phil would be the cheapest, but he us the most replaceable.

  24. Rich in NJ March 23rd, 2012 at 1:04 am

    Pat

    Thanks. I think it’s in the Yankees’ best interests if Martin walks.

    m

    Keeping Granderson may require a five year deal starting in his age 33 season, an age at which his days as an above average defensive CF may be coming to an end. I’m not sure I want to pay him big bucks to play LF at 36, 37.

  25. BD (Boston Dave) March 23rd, 2012 at 1:04 am

    It will be interesting to see if Martin chases top dollar, or takes less to stay with a team he reportedly loves being on.

    The days of the Yanks being high bidder on everyone might be over.

  26. GreenBeret7 March 23rd, 2012 at 1:22 am

    NYYs need to keep 3 of the 4 potential bats over the next 3 years and it’ll be between Swisher and Martin, whichever one NYYs can least afford to lose. Cano, Granderson are the main keepers. If Hughes wins 17-20 games each year, that will be even harder to replace with rookie pitchers. People can forget about going after Napoli and Miguel Montero. They’ll cost more than Martin. To replace Swisher’s production will be just as expensive as swisher. Maybe by the end of this year, one of the farm kids will become that replacement or close.

  27. GreenBeret7 March 23rd, 2012 at 1:27 am

    Then you’d best start naming those corner outfielders that are cheaper and just as productive. You’re talking about dropping a lot of fire power. You can’t lose that much and use rookie pitchers at the same time. Can’t see Williams getting rushed that fast. Perhaps Z. Almonte produces something this year.

  28. Pat M. March 23rd, 2012 at 1:34 am

    I posted a few weeks ago that I feel that the window for The NY Yankees as we know them is closing….When Cashman took control of the baseball operations he decided to build the future on pitching and catching which places him in a position of strength when it comes to filling needs so the club isn’t so reliant on free agents……Then comes the new CBA which only solidifies his position…..The new Bronx Bombers in 3-4 years will be more streamlined minus the big bloated payroll………Investing 100-120 dollars on a Cole Hamel is not going to happen anymore, or not in the near future…….When Hughes wins 33-35 games over the next 2 years they’ll gladly give him 10-12 million…….Granderson and Cano are key components to retain as GB has pointed out…….

  29. GreenBeret7 March 23rd, 2012 at 1:39 am

    by 2014, Soriano’s $14 mil is gone
    Rivera’s $15 mil
    Feliciano’s $4 mil
    Chamberlain’s $5-7 mil
    Chavez $1 mil
    Jones’ $2 mil
    Ibanez’ $2 mil
    Martin or Swisher $10 mil

    54 mil loss

    Rodriguez should be around $25 mil, can’t see him getting past 700 homers by then
    Cano $21 mil
    Granderson $18 mil
    Swisher or martin around $12-13 mil
    Hughes $11 mil

    about $32 mil increase

    That’s around reduction of 22 mil

  30. GreenBeret7 March 23rd, 2012 at 1:42 am

    what they will have outside of Robertson in the bullpen is about 6 minimum wage pitchers.

  31. Jerkface March 23rd, 2012 at 1:45 am

    The new Bronx Bombers in 3-4 years will be more streamlined minus the big bloated payroll

    Think more by the end of Tex/A-rod’s contracts. Retaining Cano/Granderson will keep the payroll bloated.

  32. Pat M. March 23rd, 2012 at 1:48 am

    By bloated I mean overvalued……I do not view retaining Cano and Granderson as being ” bloated”

  33. m March 23rd, 2012 at 1:48 am

    I don’t think the Yankees will give Grandersontgst kind of money. If he wants more years or money than 45/3 or maybe 60/4, I would let him try elsewhere.

    Not sure we could lose the production of both Swisher and Granderson.

  34. m March 23rd, 2012 at 1:50 am

    Or his American cousin, Granderson, for that matter.

  35. Jerkface March 23rd, 2012 at 1:52 am

    That’s around reduction of 22 mil

    This ignores who is replacing the multiple players you have dropping off, not to mention a-rod’s performance bonuses and a light salary for Hughes if he becomes as good as everyone hopes in the next 2 years. And arguably a light salary for Cano. Best player at a premium position with boras as his agent is a scary proposition. He may get tex money.

  36. Jerkface March 23rd, 2012 at 1:55 am

    By bloated I mean overvalued

    Who is going to be off the team that is overvalued right now? Soriano is 1 I guess. A-rod will still be there… Tex as well.

  37. Jerkface March 23rd, 2012 at 1:57 am

    Don’t really see how it streamlines the payroll to drop 23+ mil a year on Cano or 17+ mil a year on Granderson…thats the same thing they are doing now…

  38. m March 23rd, 2012 at 1:58 am

    Alex might be on the team still, by the time I turn into a grandmother.

    :cry:

  39. Pat M. March 23rd, 2012 at 2:06 am

    m……Who retires first, Kobe or Alex ????

  40. Pat M. March 23rd, 2012 at 2:13 am

    Face ….As long as Texeria is hitting 30 + longballs he’ll conitnue to drive in 100 or more,,,,,,,Gold glove production will justify his closing contrac years…..Bottom line, his contract will age far better Albert’s and Alex’s in my find……Maybe even Sabathia’s late years could be a big drop from what it is currently…..Point is, they have 3 years to win at leat 1 more World Series……Just getting to October will no longer be a given+++++++++++++++++++++++++

  41. Jerkface March 23rd, 2012 at 2:16 am

    ,Gold glove production will justify his closing contrac years

    Defense isn’t going to justify a 20 million dollar contract when he is hitting at league average at first. Tex needs to start hitting better, instead of the steady decline he has been on. The original projections by RLYW for his contract had 5 straight .900 OPS years in there. A-rod atleast plays a position where there aren’t that many bats to begin with. First is packed.

  42. GreenBeret7 March 23rd, 2012 at 2:17 am

    I cano cano at $21 mil. that’s $1 mil less than Teixeira. From 2012 to 2015, unless Rodriguez is tearing up the seats, the best he’s hitting on the bonuses would be 3 @ $18 mil. Jeter’s 8 mil will be gone. There will be a lot of minimum salary player for a corner outfield, SS at least one starter, maybe 2, bullpen, bench. you figure it out. If Hughes doesn’t reach those numbers, he won’t get paid that high. If he does, he’ll be worth it. All of those kids are hitting almost together, within a year or two as a group. Of that mass of players, a lot of them will be more than bench players.

    1st base is covered by Teixeira
    2nd base by Cano
    SS possibly culver or Pirela
    3rd base Bichette, Laird, Austin or Murphy
    Outfield Williams, Santana, heathcott, Almonte, Johnson, Lyerly, Segedin and others.
    Pitching rotation, Pineda, Sabathia, Warren, DJ Mitchell, Phelps, Marshall, Bryan Mitchell, Turley, DePaula, betances, Banuelos plus others
    Bullpen Robertson, Mongomery, whitley, Burawa, Kahnle, take your pick
    Catchers, Cervelli, Sanchez, Romine, Murphy, Higashioka, Tejeda take your pick.

    Not all will hit, but, that’s a lot of potential coming in. that’s 36 for starting spots. If only 1 out of every 3 hit it,and those are the best in the system, that’s quite a start. I’m missing a lot more and those yet to be drafted

  43. Jerkface March 23rd, 2012 at 2:26 am

    Its highly optimistic that 33% of the prospects will succeed enough to be starters on the Yankees. Maybe the future is that they will have to eat a lot of underproduction for the sake of budget, but that ain’t great.

    They really have to get out of the specter of A-rod’s contract before the real rebuilding can begin though. 18 million simply for bonuses to one player is not insignificant. And considering they are combating the luxury tax budget not the real budget, it is going to be quite expensive for them if he hits them.

    Cano is as good or better at a scarcer position with gold glove defense. Minimum tex money, probably more actually. 22.5 for Tex at first base. Why would Cano get 1.5 million less than a first baseman?

  44. Jerkface March 23rd, 2012 at 2:27 am

    Of course if the Yankees hit on 4 guys to a Core-4 level, this will all be mostly moot.

  45. GreenBeret7 March 23rd, 2012 at 2:40 am

    Tht list is at 36% success and that doesn’t include a lot of the rookie leagues that both blew away their competition. Quite a few may be traded, but, trading the most successful would be rather foolish. Chamberlain will walk before Hughes does. About the time that Teixeira, Rodriguez and sabathia leave is about the time that some these start making money. They can still keep Cano, granderson, Hughes and probably one of swisher/Martin. depends on whose replacement is ready first. They’re still going to have the 3-4 $20 mil+ players no matter what over the next 5-6 years. They also won’t strip the team bare.

  46. m March 23rd, 2012 at 2:51 am

    I don’t think even Robo-Kob could play 5 more years.

    Alex would be the first to retire from injuries.

    Dd you see Fisher signed with the Thunder? Sessions improves the team greatly. Going to see an uptick in points scored by the team.

  47. PittsburghYankeeFan March 23rd, 2012 at 6:59 am

    What to do with Ibanez? Is this a reincarnation of Randy Wynn? Toss him, and chalk up the $1 million as wasted cash. Or trade him to Pittsburgh for prospects (kind of AJ Burnett, he’d get back an even worse haul).

  48. PittsburghYankeeFan March 23rd, 2012 at 7:00 am

    PS–to the NY Rangers fans on this blog:

    Objects in your rear view mirror are far, far closer than they appear.

  49. blake March 23rd, 2012 at 7:00 am

    Yankeesource @YankeeSource 2m The AAA Yankees have no home field but it won’t matter with the rotation of Banuelos, Betances, Phelps, Warren, Mitchell. What a rotation.

    Yankeesource @YankeeSource 4h Talked to a DR scout who said the last he saw of Depaula he was throwing 95+ with great arm action.

  50. Ys Guy March 23rd, 2012 at 7:08 am

    very nice to see kendrys morales played in a game for the angels yesterday, for the first time since that fatefull ‘walk-off’ grand slam in may of 2010. he actually got 2 hits!

  51. blake March 23rd, 2012 at 7:19 am

    “What to do with Ibanez?”

    They’ll give him a chance….but if he doesn’t start hitting in april then yea he sill probably get the 2012 Randy Winn award and they’ll move on.

  52. Ys Guy March 23rd, 2012 at 7:21 am

    idk blake, im starting to think they may not hold a spot for him if he keeps this up.

    you certainly give him the rest of ST, but beyond that, they may cut bait and move on.

  53. Ys Guy March 23rd, 2012 at 7:21 am

    one thing to consider is that jeter doesnt have alot of ST left and some dh time at the start of the season may be a good thing for him.

  54. Ys Guy March 23rd, 2012 at 7:23 am

    and i dont think its out of the realm of possibility that raul decides to pack it in himself.

  55. blake March 23rd, 2012 at 7:28 am

    Ys,

    Yea great to see Morales play…..that’s was one or the more unfortunate injuries ever…..and if he gets back even close to what he was them it really changes the face if that offense…which isn’t great for the Yanks.

    I just can’t see them cutting Raul for ST numbers even though observationally he looks done…..and was starting to look that way last year. I think a couple of things you have to consider are that he’s faced a bunch if lefties this spring and that they have reportedly tinkered with his swing a bit…..so my guess is they’ll give him a month or so to get going then make a decision………my fear is he will be ok….basically just good enough to keep around and then the bottom will fall out later and they’ll have wasted an opportunity for someone else.

  56. MG March 23rd, 2012 at 7:35 am

    I wonder if Corey Wade is pitching himself off the team this spring, he has been pretty bad and really got hit hard last night.

    He’s a guy who needs to have pinpoint control to succeed-with all the pitching riches of the Yankees it’s conceivable he could be replaced by one of the prospects.

  57. blake March 23rd, 2012 at 7:38 am

    I think wade is safe to begin the season….but as you say there are several guys just sitting there waiting to take his job if he doesn’t perform…..DJ Mitchell maybe being first in line for that type role.

  58. Ys Guy March 23rd, 2012 at 7:41 am

    here’s where k long is a good resource. not to fix raul but you know behind the scenes, joe and brian are asking ‘is he done’ and long has to be brutally honest.

  59. Ys Guy March 23rd, 2012 at 7:44 am

    i dont think wade as ‘on the team’ so he can’t be pitching himself off it. but he’s certainly not pitching himself onto it.

  60. RadioKev March 23rd, 2012 at 7:46 am

    blake March 23rd, 2012 at 7:38 am
    I think wade is safe to begin the season….but as you say there are several guys just sitting there waiting to take his job if he doesn’t perform…..DJ Mitchell maybe being first in line for that type role.
    —————

    Yeah, I agree Blake. Girardi’s probably going to take Wade on his strong performance last year, which is fine. If he doesn’t get it done, we have solutions.

  61. MaineYankee March 23rd, 2012 at 7:51 am

    Ys Guy March 23rd, 2012 at 7:41 am
    here’s where k long is a good resource. not to fix raul but you know behind the scenes, joe and brian are asking ‘is he done’ and long has to be brutally honest.

    —————————————————————————————–

    I think it was on the game last night they said Long said even though the results didn’t show it he was doing the things needed to hit.

    It sounded like he felt he would start hitting.

  62. Ys Guy March 23rd, 2012 at 7:53 am

    MY- i hope that is the case, but he could be telling joe and brian a different story when the office door is closed…

  63. blake March 23rd, 2012 at 7:57 am

    Basically it boils down to whether Ibanez is late because of timing or because he just can’t get the bat through the zone anymore…..id like to see him get it together and perhaps a steady diet of RH pitching will get him going….but I do think Cashman is going to be looking for upgrades throughout the summer….for the short and long term…..

  64. blake March 23rd, 2012 at 8:01 am

    The Yanks are limited in what they can spend money wise form upgrades…..but they now have an even better currency in extra young pitching…..which just even deeper yesterday with the Depaula news. Cash’s #1 priority needs to be to search for a young controllable outfielder and/or 3B that can potentially slot into the lineup next year if it doesn’t work out with Swisher or he’s going to cost too much money…..

  65. Erin March 23rd, 2012 at 8:31 am

    Bobby Valentine wasn?t happy with Girardi for calling the game before it could go into the 10th inning.

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

    :roll:

    Yeah, because it was such an important game

  66. upstate kate March 23rd, 2012 at 8:36 am

    Bobby V just trying to stir the pot.

  67. BD (Boston Dave) March 23rd, 2012 at 8:39 am

    Bobby V has been stirring for a long time but he still hasn’t cooked anything. Give it up Bobby. The act is old.

  68. Ys Guy March 23rd, 2012 at 8:44 am

    the more i think about it the funnier it is that ‘the genius’ bobby v sac bunted ‘playing for the tie’ in a home game and then the yankees got on the bus and headed out.

    brilliant move bobby!

  69. Erin March 23rd, 2012 at 8:47 am

    JackCurryYES Andruw Jones said he wasn’t surprised that Chipper Jones, his ex-teammate, retired. Andruw said Chipper had pondered it 4 last couple of yrs

  70. Erin March 23rd, 2012 at 8:49 am

    BD (Boston Dave) March 23rd, 2012 at 8:39 am
    Bobby V has been stirring for a long time but he still hasn?t cooked anything.

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

    :D

  71. Tackelberry March 23rd, 2012 at 8:51 am

    Great news about DePaula. Guess they figured that they couldn’t justify keeping him out any longer after allowing the former Fausto Carmona to come back here so soon after his fiasco. From all acounts DePaula is the real deal, hitting mid 90s regulatly. Its like getting an earyl number 1 draft pick

  72. MaineYankee March 23rd, 2012 at 8:55 am

    upstate kate March 23rd, 2012 at 8:36 am
    Bobby V just trying to stir the pot.

    ————————————————————-

    randy said he likes to stir the pot too.

    Is it possible?

  73. Shame Spencer March 23rd, 2012 at 8:59 am

    One thing I didn’t expect to see this morning? DePaula news.

  74. champ809 March 23rd, 2012 at 9:06 am

    I think Wade should watch out for Kontos who I’d love to see make the team in Wade’s place based off how Wade looks and Kontos’s upside. Kontos is I think the better pitcher of the 2.

    I keep coming back to a couple of things as far as these last cuts go….The team’s stated goal of getting younger, more athletic and also taking the best 25 up north when it’s time to go. that being said the Yanks should waive Ibanez who looks done and give the 4th OF’er job to Maxwell. If he were a lefty hitter it would be a done deal already.He gives you above average to plus D at all 3 OF spots as well as some pop in his bat the ability to take a walk and some speed. Ibanez just gives you a bat but his bat looks like it may be dead.

    I’m kinda feeling the same way with Laird over Chavez. i think this team could use the livelier bodies and youth over the experience and injury risk. There is more than enough veteran leadership to cover replacing Ibanez and Chavez with Laird and Maxwell.

  75. Benny Blanco March 23rd, 2012 at 9:20 am

    “i think this team could use the livelier bodies and youth over the experience and injury risk. There is more than enough veteran leadership to cover replacing Ibanez and Chavez with Laird and Maxwell.”

    Will never happen. The yankees are obsessed with taking veteran players over youth.

    I’m with you though. I wouldn’t mind seeing both maxwell and laird getting a shot.

  76. Erin March 23rd, 2012 at 9:26 am

    New Post: Split squad lineups

    :arrow:

  77. longtimefan March 23rd, 2012 at 11:29 am

    If Ibanez continues to struggle let him go, Dickerson at this point in time is better fielder, base runner and can’t do any worse with the bat than Ibanez. Chavez could be the occasional lefty DH

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