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Nunez leading off vs. Tigers

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Mar 24, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Eduardo Nunez 3B
Francisco Cervelli C
Robinson Cano 2B
Mark Teixeira 1B
Raul Ibanez DH
Chris Dickerson CF
Cole Garner LF
Colin Curtis RF
Ramiro Pena SS

RHP Freddy Garcia

 
 

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74 Responses to “Nunez leading off vs. Tigers”

  1. RadioKev March 24th, 2012 at 8:52 am

    What do we think – could this be a breakout season for Nunez?

  2. Villa Nova-Ya March 24th, 2012 at 8:55 am

    RadioKev -

    I think he’s going to have a very good year.

  3. blake March 24th, 2012 at 8:55 am

    Hope Nunez continues his good play….he looks a lot more.comfortable this year so far….looks like a big leaguer.

    Just read the Klapisch article on Joba…..its so sad….I don’t think I’ve ever rooted for a player to make it back from injury the way I will for Joba …..I hope the Yanks stick by the kid…..and I hope he can make it back.

    The Heels eecked by last night against a team theybare much

  4. blake March 24th, 2012 at 8:57 am

    Eecked by aagiant a team they are much better than…..afraid they’ll be taking a knife to a gun fight against Kansas if Marshall can’t play…….also….if Harrison Barnes thinks he’s ready for the NBA….he’s wrong……he can’t dribble……and in the NBA if you can’t dribble as a small forward then your limited….

  5. Yankee Trader March 24th, 2012 at 8:57 am

    I think Nunez will get more ABs subbing in the infield and maybe an occasional corner OF spot.

    I wish there was a way the Yankees could keep Justin Maxwell, even if it means he starts back in AAA!

  6. RadioKev March 24th, 2012 at 8:58 am

    Yeah, if everything goes right Nunez could really round out our line up. Hopefully he could stabilize the DH spot too by giving guys like A-Rod and Jeter more half days.

  7. LGY March 24th, 2012 at 8:58 am

    No harm in picking Matusz over Hughes for 2012 or vice versa. Both pitchers have one decent season as starters to their name followed up by an awful season. Matusz historically awful, Hughes just plain awful.

    In 2010 Hughes had a 103 ERA+ vs 97 for Matusz. Slightly better there for Hughes. Matusz had a 4.05 FIP vs. 4.25 for Hughes. Matusz slightly better by that measure. They pitched a nearly identical number of innings as well.

    Both pitchers look healthy now and are looking to bounce back to at least 2010 levels where they had a very similar season.

  8. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 24th, 2012 at 9:00 am

    I posted this last night but am going to post it again because it relates to what Klapisch wrote today:

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

    Let me tell you where I come from this when it comes to Joba. Do I feel that he used pretty poor judgment? Absolutely. And there doesn’t look to be a lot of weight-give to those trampolines so even moreso with someone of his weight coming down on his ankle. And then there’s risk of injury to his arm.

    Having said that, I look at the way Joba came up and believe that he was robbed of so many things that help kids to become well-rounded adults. I’m not saying that everyone in his situation goes bad or has poor judgment, just that there’s a greater propensity than for most kids who have a basic middle-class upbringing. He grew up on an Indian reservation. It is not just anecdotal that drinking on Indian reservations is a huge social problem. He had an extremely giving and loving dad who was there for him every step of the way. But nonethless, the man was in a wheelchair and needed constant care himself. His mother abandoned the family so there was no nurturing female presence to help either the kids or the dad. Joba was blessed with athletic ability and that’s what helped him to get where he did. But he still didn’t appear to have the tools to help him keep him grounded or to deal with the celebrity. So I see him as a big kid who was socially stunted a long time ago. I think he was ill prepared to deal with his celebrity, but nevertheless eager to please. I think he has exercised poor judgment at times but I think that’s a function of immaturity that is part of coming up the way he did. I see him as a victim of his circumstances, in every way.

    I wish someone had recognized more about him than his athletic ability and took him under their wing. I could be wrong but I don’t think that happened. Or if it did, I don’t think it happened in the way he really needed it to happen.

    I think he means so well but at the same time doesn’t really have the tools (intellect?) to make continual sound decisions.

    I hurt for him. I pray that he’s okay. I broke both bones in the bottom of my left leg years ago (totally clean breaks) and ended up in a cast for almost a year. I was a runner before that and it ended my running. I can’t imagine what this type of injury might do to his baseball career. It’s just a very sad moment. I just feelprofound sadness for him.

  9. Best To Ever Do It March 24th, 2012 at 9:01 am

    pudinhand March 24th, 2012 at 8:49 am

    Fathers can be fathers in every sense without risking their careers. I have no sympathy for a guy who was rehabbing an injury while risking a new one. He should have had a spotter watching him. When the details emerge, it will be clear you don’t have your foot ripped off your leg by just “jumping around with your kid”. Idiot!

    ——————–

    What do you think he was doing multiple flips in the air? For all we know he jumped and just landed wrongly.

  10. Yankee Trader March 24th, 2012 at 9:01 am

    Blake-

    Kansas was lucky that the game didn’t go into OT. While I have NC going to the finals, their road is now going to have to go thru Kansas and either Ohio State or Syracuse.

    This is the year of the unexpected upset. Wouldn’t be surprised if Baylor gives Kentucky fits and eeks out a win.

  11. blake March 24th, 2012 at 9:02 am

    Honestly the best 25 for the Yanks might be to keep Maxwell and let Jones be the primary DH……with Nunez playing a lot at various positions……I think the combo of Jones and the rotation of resting starters would be productive…….of course they wont do that…..aibanez will get his shot and they’ll lose Maxwell all together most likely.

  12. Yankee Trader March 24th, 2012 at 9:05 am

    Trisha-

    Well said. I hope, as all of us do here , that there are no setbacks for Joba while recovering from this awful injury and that he receives all the emotional support he will need.

  13. Yankee Trader March 24th, 2012 at 9:07 am

    Until later. Everyone have a wonderful weekend and stay safe.

  14. GreenBeret7 March 24th, 2012 at 9:08 am

    Trader, Maxwell is out of options and no way he clears waivers…not with Boston needing outfield help.

    With the pitching situation you referred to, they could possibly option Wade to AAA or one of the starters. Two really tickleish problems to have. It would at least buy a month or so to figure out what to do with Maxwell, Ibanez. Wade, Rapada and Cabral. Better too many of these problem than having nothing to chose from.

  15. yankeefeminista March 24th, 2012 at 9:08 am

    Joba doesn’t need people’s judgments, only their prayers.

  16. blake March 24th, 2012 at 9:09 am

    Trader,

    I liked their chances with Marshall but they are a different team without him…..they are like the colts were without Peyton…..the problem is that Barnes isn’t the guy everyone thinks he is…..he can’t take guys off the dribble and he can’t create his own shots unless its some high degree difficulty fade away…..he needed Marshall to get him the ball in spots to score….and Henson and Zeller needed him for the same…..maybe Roy can work a miracle…..and you never know what can happen…..but I don’t feel great about their chances against Kansas unless Marshall heals a lot by tomorrow.

  17. Bronx Jeers March 24th, 2012 at 9:14 am

    I hope Bill Madden reads Klapsisch this morning and realizes how much of a hack he is.

    The yanks , Joba’s agent and Harlan are all denying the life threatening blood loss which to me makes sense. It’s not your foot needs that much blood to begin with.

    I’ve read that Joba’s contract is not guaranteed which if true would mean the Yanks could cut him and at this point only pay him 45 days termination pay. But I don’t believe they even consider this. Imagine the backlash.

    I hope we hear something good today.

  18. yankeefeminista March 24th, 2012 at 9:16 am

    Jeers, QFT re: Madden. Here’s hoping for good news.

  19. GreenBeret7 March 24th, 2012 at 9:20 am

    Robertson plans on pitching in tomorrow’s game.

  20. blake March 24th, 2012 at 9:20 am

    “I hope Bill Madden reads Klapsisch this morning and realizes how much of a hack he is.”

    Well said

  21. jacksquat March 24th, 2012 at 9:21 am

    I have to say I don’t have much hope for Ibanez, never wanted him. Cashman saying he’s not worried about Ibanez even with him hitting .050 pretty much seals his spot on the team. I think CC could hit that. If we lose Maxwell and he ends up thriving somewhere else, that will suck.

  22. Stoneburner March 24th, 2012 at 9:22 am

    “Stoneburner”,

    You’re a coward. You write these OBSESSIVE posts directed at no one but me, over and over and

    over and over and over and over again.

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

    Mr. J. Alfred -

    I am not addressing you specifically – but rather all of the fan boys. Do not flatter yourself to think you are the one person who overhypes until a prospect shows their potential. I am raging against a systemic problem – one that is multiple in nature. I do not try to address specific individuals b/c this is not personal – this is something I have observed for years – first with Joba – and now with Montero – this fan boy hysteria and predictions of generational before it happens – it is ticking me off b/c I follow the prospects, go to the games, love following the farm system religiously since I was a kid before the invention of the internet – I do not like the new fan boy crazed style of following – it is beyond obsessive – it is immature as it makes predictions about prospects of stats that WILL happen – instead of realizing that there just MIGHT be the possibility a prospect will not live up to these lofty generational standards – and when they do not – these crazed fan boys look for someone to blame – like an Eiland, a Girardi – instead of realizing there is no simple answer – there are multiple factors – it is more complicated than that – but their prediction ego and the time they spent going to a game in Charleston or Trenton will not let them know that maybe they were a bit NAIVE when it comes to following prospects in the first place. . . .

    Second – try not to have your linebreaks get in the way – it is annoying.

    Finally – I am flattered that you have addressed me individually – if someone is not getting to you – you do not respond and ignore – unlike your post.

    So continue to wax poetics fan boys – keep hyping your Jose Ramirez plus plus changeup (but maybe you meant his slider – idk – i just don’t know) – keep quoting Mark Newman as your source of information and sometimes make it your own – keep canceling your season tickets over a trade of prospects that we have no earthly idea how it will pan out over the years – and again – wax poetics about generational stats and hype that is your reality, but is not actual reality just yet.

    I will still be here though – pushing back – as the fan boys can be dangerous – especially if the prospects begin to believe the hype themselves before the results are actually earned. . . . .

  23. yanks61 March 24th, 2012 at 9:27 am

    Re Joba, there’s the case of the great Dizzy Dean:

    “While pitching for the NL in the 1937 All-Star Game, Dean faced Earl Averill of the American League Cleveland Indians. Averill hit a line drive back at the mound, hitting Dean on the foot. Told that his big toe was fractured, Dean responded, “Fractured, hell, the damn thing’s broken!” Coming back too soon from the injury, Dean changed his pitching motion to avoid landing as hard on his sore toe enough to affect his mechanics. As a result he hurt his arm, losing his great fastball.”

    What’s happened to Joba is obviously far, far worse then a broken big toe. Medical progress has of course been substantial since then, but it’s still very hard to envisage him coming back from that, even if all goes well. However, this is one tough kid and if, by some miracle, the healing goes well, then I suppose you can never tell.

    But even if he recover from this, there’s still an outstanding risk that he’ll never be able to put the necessary pressure/weight on that foot. I think Pat M nailed it last night; it’s almost certainly the end of his career. What a great shame.

    But, right now, the single most important thing is for him to get better enough to simply lead a more or less normal life. I’m confident that Yankee management will take good care of him. They may have been frustrated with him at times, and upset with the accident, however I believe that they genuinely like the guy and only want the best for him.

  24. J. Alfred Prufrock March 24th, 2012 at 9:29 am

    “Stoneburner,”

    You forgot the rest of my post, it seems.

    Here it is:

    You think you’re making some sort of impression on me? Do you imagine you’re going to

    influence or moderate the content of my posts by stalking me?

    Your posts are terrifying, I admit but not because they tweak me. You are seriously in need of

    psychiatric help. You never address me, you just take passive aggressive, bilious shots at me.

    Who is it you are really angry at? That’s what you need to find out, for your own mental welfare.

    I’ve ignored you generally, because you 1). don’t address me directly (that’s the coward part) and

    2). because your beef is a deep psychological one that isn’t about me, personally, and likely isn’t

    even about some bizarre notion about integrity when assessing “prospects,” but something much

    much deeper. You’re doing yourself no favors by exhibiting insane – yes, insane – behavior on

    this site, over and over and over and over again.

    I’m not going to stop posting here about prospects, or offering my observations, so you’ll just

    have to deal with realizing your impotent attempts to rein in prospect talk, or hyperbole, as you

    see it, has failed. But if you think for a minute that anyone here, whatever “side” of your fake

    “issue” they’re on regarding prospects, or even regarding my take on Yankee stuff, doesn’t also

    realize you have mental problems, then you might want to go back and string all your posts

    together, and see if they don’t read like the ravings of a complete lunatic, as even these three

    here demonstrate.

    For your sake, I hope you seek the help you really need.

  25. GreenBeret7 March 24th, 2012 at 9:30 am

    There’s something a little odd about a poster that yammers on for two days about “fan boys” of prospects and uses a prospect’s name for his SN. are you a stalker, too, or just a common prospect hugger?

  26. yankeefeminista March 24th, 2012 at 9:36 am

    Stoneburner, way to lump together all so-called “fanboys” (what does that even mean?) without any differentiation. So many people make prospect observations here, using so many different approaches from firsthand observations to quoting Newman to relying solely on stats. However, feel free to conflate everything; it is so much easier to be sloppy in your presentation of the facts than to actually read the posts, differentiate on the merits of each specific post/prospect and have a dialogue about those prospects. And who are people waxing poetic about? A few prospects they have seen and value over others? It is called an opinion; this is a blog. Why not share yours instead of lumping anyone who follows prospects and every prospect into one large, undifferentiated mass? And by the way it was a plus (plus) changeup re: Ramirez and it definitely wasn’t his slider, which was still in a developmental stage at the time. And Pruf didn’t say it. So, get your facts straight.

  27. MaineYankee March 24th, 2012 at 9:37 am

    blake

    Did you see that Austin Rivers is going into the NBA draft?

    Also did you see the injury that Pietrus had for the Celtics last night?

  28. Tar March 24th, 2012 at 9:38 am

    “maybe Roy can work a miracle…..and you never know what can happen…..but I don’t feel great about their chances against Kansas unless Marshall heals a lot by tomorrow.”

    Blake

    Me neither. I give Roy an F for getting his team prepared for last nights game. I also agree about Barnes. White played great, But when he’s in the line-up it’s 4 against 5. Watts was awful. I still would like to see him try PJ at the point. He’s quick and can dribble. I think KS would have to at least respect his shot. And who knows if he’s in a pass first role maybe his shot will get hot as well.

  29. yankeefeminista March 24th, 2012 at 9:38 am

    Heading to work, enjoy your day, team, health! Be kind! Go Yanks!

  30. yankeefeminista March 24th, 2012 at 9:41 am

    Oh, and FTR, I stand by my firsthand observation that Ramirez has a plus or > changeup. One of the best in the system. Later.

  31. randy l. March 24th, 2012 at 9:41 am

    stoneburner-

    i have never read a full post of yours and have no idea what your point of view is about anything.

    however i see you’re butting heads with some people i respect on the blog.

    so what’s the deal?

    is there a problem here?

  32. Gary March 24th, 2012 at 9:46 am

    I’m taking a more realistic view on this, Joba isn’t coming back from this injury. The magnitude of the injury even to just what a normal person without the challenges of pitching are is pretty daunting. I think the Yanks will give it a period of time in support of him, but then release him. The cold hearted facts are that baseball is a business, the Yanks will quickly want to move on. I don’t know what the guaranteed money is, or what the stipulations of his contract are, but there could be an issue there with all of it getting paid. My opinion they reach some type of agreement.

  33. J. Alfred Prufrock March 24th, 2012 at 9:48 am

    Yankeefem,

    By the way, Ramirez is having a great camp, reportedly. Flashing a plus plus change, I hear, too.

    What I found interesting is that Anderson Feliz, the very toolsy, raw 2B we both saw at Lakewood, had some turns at 3B last season, which I didn’t realize.

    That makes me feel good about how they regard his future, although with Andujar and Bichette there as well, I’d also like to see him use his gliding legs and excellent arm in the OF some, too. I suspect with Cano as a lifer (hopefully), and a guy like Gumbs thriving at 2nd, they want to get Feliz moving around so we can actually use him. He’s got awesome ability.

    Well, I’m out to enjoy the sun.

    Good one, folks.

  34. Tar March 24th, 2012 at 9:51 am

    “Joba doesn’t need people’s judgments, only their prayers.”

    Exactly, he has mine. I feel very bad for him and I hope for a speedy recovery.

    “is there a problem here?”

    Stone needs to find his inner Zen. Way too much anger and conflict.

  35. Best To Ever Do It March 24th, 2012 at 9:56 am

    Did you see that Austin Rivers is going into the NBA draft?

    ——————————-

    Bad move coming out after one yr IMO.

  36. yanks61 March 24th, 2012 at 9:56 am

    Stoneburner, you seem to be the only one here with the courage to point this out (oh, if I’m not mistaken, Mick, Big Al and BD Boston are there with you as well.) A number of the posters here seem to take more pleasure in their mL heroes then with the Yankees. And they seem to care more about how they’ll be right about their crystal ball predictions concerning the success of these guys coming up, then they do about making the Yankees a better team.

    Even GB7, who follows the mL more closely and more enthusiastically than just about anyone, doesn’t let it get in the way of rooting for the Yanks, first and foremost.

    Like a lot of folks here, I’ve been a Yankee fan for a very long time. Like you and others, I enjoyed following Yankee mL prospects in the press. I loved seeing the emergence of Bob Grim, Kubeck, Richardson, Sieburn, Lumpe, Terry, Bouton and even Marvelous Marv Throneberry.

    But, I can NEVER recall all the b***ng and moaning about moving those guys when they did get moved. No matter how much we liked the players concerned, we were just as excited about getting the new guys who we thought could help the team. Because the team came before the individuals. If it meant trading a Ralph Terry as part of a package to get a Hector Lopez or Bob Cerv (just to give an example), we said, OK lets go Yanks! (and of course we knew we could always get them back from KC! :)

    Instead, we have here a whole chorus of moaners who are really more interested in seeing their fav boy toys play in the Stadium than they are in the Yanks putting together the best combination of players to win.

    As to the specfic Montero case that’s on every ones minds; yes, I think Jesus is going to be a good to very good hitter. Obviously Yankee management feels, rightly or wrongly, that he just won’t fit their future plans. But going perfectly beserk about it and believing that one has the power of gods and can absolutely, positively determine the extent of a players future greatness is simply mond-boggling.

  37. MTU March 24th, 2012 at 10:01 am

    Quick drive by.

    My prayers go out to Joba for a complete recovery.

    Hope all of the rest of you have a great day.

  38. Crawdaddy March 24th, 2012 at 10:02 am

    Stoneburner,

    Don’t let those fanboys get you down as that little clique doesn’t run this blog.

  39. blake March 24th, 2012 at 10:02 am

    Maine,

    Yea I saw that about Rivers….im a little surprised to be honest…..but glad cause he’s really good.

    Tar…,

    I can’t fault Roy too much….his point guard is hurt…..his back up point guard is hurt….McDonald is hurt……White is the only ball.handler they have….Watts can’t play point…..his only option was to let White play and just hope their size won the game…..Bullock saved their bacon…….Barnes was back to the player he was when Drew was running the team

  40. blake March 24th, 2012 at 10:03 am

    JAP,

    I don’t think we’ve talked since the Depaula news…..pretty awesome huh.

  41. yankeefeminista March 24th, 2012 at 10:04 am

    yanks61, heading to work, but your deduction is lacking. Following/rooting for minor leaguers and loving the Yankees and wanting the best for them aren’t mutually exclusive. I will match my Yankee fandom against anyone’s. Although it is kind of a juvenile high school activity, don’t you think? Over and out.

  42. Crawdaddy March 24th, 2012 at 10:05 am

    “And they seem to care more about how they’ll be right about their crystal ball predictions concerning the success of these guys coming up, than they do about making the Yankees a better team.”

    You’re right!

  43. MTU March 24th, 2012 at 10:05 am

    Blake-

    good morning.

    Are you confirming dePaula has received his visa ?

    I haven’t had a chance to catch up on things.

    TIA

    :)

  44. Crawdaddy March 24th, 2012 at 10:06 am

    Joba has a very long road ahead of him. Despite those Joba Rules, they couldn’t protect him from his own carelessness.

  45. blake March 24th, 2012 at 10:07 am

    Tar,

    And I agree about Hairston….he seems at least like a capable ball handler……I honestly thought White did ok…..the reason it was so close was because Barnes didn’t show up at all and wasted about 15 possessions on offense trying to go one on one when he can’t dribble well enough to do that……I like him but he’s not ready for the NBA….

  46. Crawdaddy March 24th, 2012 at 10:07 am

    DePaula is flying into Tampa today for his physical.

  47. blake March 24th, 2012 at 10:08 am

    MTU,

    Yes….all.reports are that he has his VISA and only a physical is standing in the way of him officially being a Yankee.

  48. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 24th, 2012 at 10:09 am

    I think I’ll take the optimistic view and say Joba comes back from his injury. Since we won’t know until we know, that guess becomes as good as any!

    HEAL QUICKLY JOBA!

  49. Don March 24th, 2012 at 10:11 am

    Nunez will hit .300 this year.

  50. Tar March 24th, 2012 at 10:11 am

    “I can’t fault Roy too much….his point guard is hurt”

    No excuses. He still has the talent level that should blow the doors off of an Ohio type team. I mean the size difference alone should have made it a blow out, if they had a decent game plan. I put that on Roy.

    But I totally agree with the rest of your post. :D

  51. MTU March 24th, 2012 at 10:13 am

    Craw/Blake-

    thank you.

    that’s great news.

    Another high end arm who could move quickly if things go right.

  52. MTU March 24th, 2012 at 10:15 am

    Gotta run.

    Catch you when I can.

  53. MaineYankee March 24th, 2012 at 10:15 am

    blake March 24th, 2012 at 10:02 am
    Maine,

    Yea I saw that about Rivers….im a little surprised to be honest…..but glad cause he’s really good
    ————————————————————————————-

    I don’t think he’s ready for the NBA. For one thing he’s not strong enough.

    I just saw where Doc said he hasn’t made a final decision yet.

  54. Best To Ever Do It March 24th, 2012 at 10:16 am

    Hopefully Doc can talk him into staying another yr. He needs to develop more.

  55. randy l. March 24th, 2012 at 10:17 am

    “Don’t let those fanboys get you down as that little clique doesn’t run this blog.”

    i’m assuming you’re directing that moronic comment to me as well as others.

    that’s pretty amusing considering i’ve spent more time on a baseball field than i i’ve spent watching games.

    who’s the fan boy here?

    i have no problem with people who would rather watch baseball than play baseball, but if that’s who you are , don’t go calling other people “fanboys”.

    … and as far as stoneburner, nothing he’s ever posted as even got me to read it.

    if yankee feminista, gb7, j.a.p., and thers actually have a chance to see minor league games and make comments about what they see, hat to me is primo blog posting. i want to hear what they say.

    as far as montero goes, we’ll all find out soon enough whether he’s the real deal or not.

    if someone doesn’t want to read about montero, then do what i did without even thinking about it, skip the post the way i have with stoneburner .

    seriously, it’s really easy to skip posts.

    i don’t see the problem.

  56. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 24th, 2012 at 10:19 am

    I learned never to become too attached to any player because no matter how much whining, bleating, screaming, indignation ad nauseum I felt about what happened (I went through all of that when Boomer was traded), it didn’t change a gol durn thing. It was a tough lesson but a good one I think.

  57. raymagnetic March 24th, 2012 at 10:21 am

    ““And they seem to care more about how they’ll be right about their crystal ball predictions concerning the success of these guys coming up, than they do about making the Yankees a better team.”

    You’re right!”

    Yeah, because rooting for good minor league players means you don’t want the Yankees to be good. This is just dumb.

  58. MaineYankee March 24th, 2012 at 10:21 am

    Best To Ever Do It March 24th, 2012 at 10:16 am
    Hopefully Doc can talk him into staying another yr. He needs to develop more.

    ————————————————————-

    I was surprised when I saw he was coming out.

    I agree he’s very green. Lots of talent but the NBA would eat him up at this point.

  59. Crawdaddy March 24th, 2012 at 10:22 am

    Trisha,

    You’re a little more adult about it than little Randie.

  60. Ys Guy March 24th, 2012 at 10:22 am

    im pretty sure cash met with the press earlier, at least that’s the excuse they used on wfan for cancelling murti’s segment at the last minute. but that was an hour ago, so i guess there wasnt much info dispensed (or sweeney actually overslept…)

  61. mick March 24th, 2012 at 10:23 am

    What randy and trisha are trying to say is that it’s all good.
    There is too much hatred on this board, it seems to be the engine that stimulates discussion.
    We all have our opinions and they are all valid.
    The problem is that some think they know better…

  62. Tar March 24th, 2012 at 10:23 am

    Blake

    White did much better than I expected, he played great. But it’s obvious that Roy doesn’t want him to do anything except dribble and pass. I don’t think he evens want him driving down the lane. The other team knows this and starts clogging up the middle. Doubling our big men. Bad news for us.

    I think back on Marshall, and even Lawson when they first started they were not very good shooters. Teams took advantage of that and negated the size advantage the Heels usually have. When their shots started to fall and they gained confidence in it, that is when they both really took off as players.
    What all that rambling means, is the Heels need a PG that can at least make a shot or drive down the lane. Even if White could, Roy won’t let him. He needs to do something different.

  63. Crawdaddy March 24th, 2012 at 10:24 am

    “Yeah, because rooting for good minor league players means you don’t want the Yankees to be good. This is just dumb.”

    What’s the matter, did that hit too close to home for you.

  64. Crawdaddy March 24th, 2012 at 10:25 am

    “There is too much hatred on this board, it seems to be the engine that stimulates discussion.”

    There is no question that certain posters can’t stand each other.

  65. yanks61 March 24th, 2012 at 10:25 am

    Feminista, when/if you get around to reading this, I absolutely agree with you that that this is petty JR H.S. stuff. It’s the lack of PERSPECTIVE people often show. There are so many more important things in life to be outraged by than what player a team choses to move in a deal. It’s bloody game, for crying out loud! I mean, the last time I was so outraged about a baseball event was when the Yanks lost the WS to the Pirates – when I was in fact in Jr H.S.!

    Finally, I’m sure you are a great yankee fan and I’m not telling you how to be one. There are just a few folks here who become a little too hysterical. This stuff is suppose to be fun. I’m not naming names – you know, if the shoe fits and all that.

    Now off again to other things

  66. mick March 24th, 2012 at 10:26 am

    Seems like yesterday’s histrionics could be much ado about nothing.
    Looks like the rags took us again for another one of their wild and crazy rides.

    NEXT====>>>>>>

  67. Best To Ever Do It March 24th, 2012 at 10:28 am

    MaineYankee March 24th, 2012 at 10:21 am

    Best To Ever Do It March 24th, 2012 at 10:16 am
    Hopefully Doc can talk him into staying another yr. He needs to develop more.

    ————————————————————-

    I was surprised when I saw he was coming out.

    I agree he’s very green. Lots of talent but the NBA would eat him up at this point.

    ————————————————

    I was surprised to see it too. I figured Doc is his dad so he’ll at least stay for two years but that appears to not be the case. He would score in the NBA because it’s so point guard driven but as you said he would get eaten up.

  68. blake March 24th, 2012 at 10:32 am

    Tar,

    Yea….but its still a good team they were playing without anybody that can handle the ball…..that’s tough…..they had a kid out there that wouldn’t have played one minute if everyone was healthy. I just don’t see much else they coukd do…..as I said….its kinda like the Colts were without out Manning….you build a team to run a certain way and then take the main cog of that away and its tough to adjust in the fly……hopefully they’ll be better next game but Marshall is by far their most important player ans it was obvious last night.

    One other thing…..im sad that Zeller is graduating…..he’s finally turned into a beast after all the injuries…..he’ll be a good pro for a long time

  69. RhapsodyInBlue March 24th, 2012 at 10:36 am

    Joba has always been one of my favorites, because of his family where he came from and now another obstacle. I hope he makes it back, I’m disappointed and sad for him and his family.

    I remember in the early 60s the young American world record holder in the pole vault Brian Sternberg in his prime just before a trip to Russia while on a trampoline taking a bad landing on his neck leaving him a quadriplegic. At the time life threatening. Since then he has had surgery to help him breath.

    Trampolines are not toys.

  70. RhapsodyInBlue March 24th, 2012 at 10:37 am

    The Tarheels look like a different team without Marshall. The floor speed is gone.

  71. randy l. March 24th, 2012 at 10:39 am

    “You’re a little more adult about it than little Randie.”

    again, this is pretty funny stuff.

    aren’t you really saying you don’t like the fact that someone has gotten off their ass and actually done something and who does things.

    there’s no stopping you at whatever skill level you have from going out today and doing something with that skill level.

    rarely a day goes by that i’m not hitting or throwing something as fast and as hard as i can.

    i don’t understand people who can do that , but don’t.

    it seems what you really dislike is that everyone doesn’t just sit on the sidelines like you seem to do

    i agree there is a battle on the blog though between different factions.

    just like the tampa faction and the new york faction i guess :)

    we’ll see who wins.

  72. raymagnetic March 24th, 2012 at 10:44 am

    “What’s the matter, did that hit too close to home for you.”

    Actually nope. You never see me talking about how great a youngster is. It’s just stupid to say that people who root for the minor leaguers don’t want to see the major league team do well.

  73. Crawdaddy March 24th, 2012 at 10:48 am

    “Actually nope. You never see me talking about how great a youngster is. It’s just stupid to say that people who root for the minor leaguers don’t want to see the major league team do well.”

    Maybe, we weren’t talking about you. Furthermore, there is at least one person on this blog that has stated he rather be right about his opinion than see the Yankees do well.

  74. randy l. March 24th, 2012 at 10:56 am

    is there seriously a complaint on this blog about people following yankee farmhands closely?

    i don’t because i’m not near a minor league facility and also i don’t like to spend time on following players who likely aren’t going to make it.

    but seriously they are yankee minor leaguers.

    more power to the people who do follow them and keep us posted about who to look for.


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