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Next step still uncertain for Pettitte

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Mar 26, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Andy Pettitte will face hitters in another batting practice session tomorrow. It will be Pettitte’s second BP of the spring, and starters seem to do that two or three times before pitching in games. That’s under normal circumstances, though. What Pettitte’s going through is not exactly normal.

“The work days, the batting practice, the side days — we’re taking it day-by-day with that,” Larry Rothschild siad. “Seeing how he feels the next day, and then deciding where we want to go with things with something at the end of the day in mind as far as five or six days down the road, what the possibilities are. Really, I’d like to see how he reacts to things. This is a very different situation. Maybe having a year off everything gets healed up and refreshed, but you don’t know that until you get down the road.”

Rothschild admitted that he doesn’t want to create any sort of expectation for Pettitte. Rothschild is vague about when he expects Pettitte to be ready for the regular season, won’t commit to whether Pettitte will pitch in a game this spring, and won’t even say what the Yankees hope to have Pettitte do after tomorrow’s BP. Rothschild knows that Pettitte might need a little extra rest at some point, and he doesn’t want that to seem like a setback. It’s all part of the process.

So far, though, Pettitte’s looked good.

“Very impressive,” Rothschild said. “Very professional. His sides, the stuff is there. You can see it clearly, and he’s commanded everything really well. I don’t think I need to tell you, but he knows what he’s doing. He knows how to do it and hasn’t lost that — a really good feel for his delivery and the arm speed’s been good. There are a lot of things that are really good to see with him.

“You can tell he’s been throwing for quite a while. It’s everything he said he’s been doing, he’s doing it. He also put a lot of work in. Taking a year off is a little misleading because he worked during that year and kept himself in good shape, and then he got back after it pretty quickly, even before the new year. A year off, I think people think he sat around and watched TV or watched football or watched his son play baseball, but he did a whole lot more than that.”

 
 

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102 Responses to “Next step still uncertain for Pettitte”

  1. MTU March 26th, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Stay healthy Andy.

    Take your time.

    Good night all.

    :)

  2. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 26th, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    Yeah, make sure you take some Vitamin C Andy.

    :)

    Night, MTU.

  3. luis March 26th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Good night, MTU. Thanks for the kind words amigo.

  4. yankeefeminista March 26th, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    Pettitte is a force of nature. :)

  5. yankeefeminista March 26th, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    repost

    yankeefeminista March 26th, 2012 at 9:55 pm
    Nick, in addition to vitamin C, eat/drink miso soup, homemade; don’t boil it with lots of ginger (and if you like it, garlic). That, echinacea and vitamin C can cure anything.

    Norris has videos up of the kids taking BP, including Ravel and Sanchez, as well as some other stuff: http://twitter.com/#!/jnorris427

  6. luis March 26th, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    Re post.

    luis March 26th, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    Yankeefem,

    Thanks for the link!….I watched Austin, Sanchez and Bichette. Austin’s is a money swing. Sanchez swing looks more compact and he has a very short leg kick, lokks like his time with Long helped him a lot. Bichette has a very nice swing but he has a big and long leg kick that i think he has to work on.

  7. luis March 26th, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    luis March 26th, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Hi Trish,

    It’s definitely great to have you back in high spirits!. I take Vitamin C, 1 gram a day. I very seldom get a cold.
    :)

  8. blake March 26th, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    Frankie Piliere ? @FrankiePiliere

    A nearly unknown Yankee prospect touched 98 mph today, find out who – Scouting Notes: Talent Galore In Yankee Camp http://bit.ly/H9V8yc

    anybody know who it is?

  9. luis March 26th, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    Chad,

    Very good posts today, you are on fire!. Kudos…Did you see the bombs from Austin and Sanchez?

  10. yankeefeminista March 26th, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    Andury Acevedo–he just recently started pitching. Out of Pitt org.

  11. Tarheel In NYC March 26th, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    Steady as she goes, Andrew Eugene. We can wait as long as we need to. Very happy to have you back!

  12. yankeefeminista March 26th, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    Luis, they actually have been quieting him down according to Piliere, so that is the quiet version of Bichette.

  13. blake March 26th, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    “Andury Acevedo–he just recently started pitching. Out of Pitt org.”

    how’d they get him? how old?

  14. Stoneburner March 26th, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    blake March 26th, 2012 at 10:10 pm
    Frankie Piliere ? @FrankiePiliere

    A nearly unknown Yankee prospect touched 98 mph today, find out who – Scouting Notes: Talent Galore In Yankee Camp http://bit.ly/H9V8yc

    anybody know who it is?

    *******

    Kid named Acevedo – used to with Pirates as a SS – recently converted – seems raw.

    Ravel Santana ran a 4.22 today btw -

  15. Rich in NJ March 26th, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    “Andury Acevedo–he just recently started pitching. Out of Pitt org.”

    I was hoping it was Pineda wearing a different number. ;)

  16. Stoneburner March 26th, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    blake March 26th, 2012 at 10:14 pm
    “Andury Acevedo–he just recently started pitching. Out of Pitt org.”

    how’d they get him? how old?

    *******

    22 years old – he is 6’4″

  17. yankeefeminista March 26th, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    Blake, he’s 21.

  18. luis March 26th, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    Blake,

    He is 21 years old, they signed him back in February

  19. blake March 26th, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    did the Pirates release him or something?

  20. blake March 26th, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    well that’s cool….I’m assuming he’s a reliever?

  21. yankeefeminista March 26th, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    Released by Pirates.

  22. yankeefeminista March 26th, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    We don’t know what he is yet.

  23. luis March 26th, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    Yankeefem,

    He looks good, if that’s the quieter version i wouldn’t mess much with his swing right now.

  24. blake March 26th, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    looks like this is the first time he’s pitched in pro ball…

  25. yankeefeminista March 26th, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    Luis, we absolutely won’t mess with Bichette.

  26. luis March 26th, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    blake March 26th, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    well that’s cool….I’m assuming he’s a reliever?

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

    Who knows? To early to tell. Santana was a shortstop before they transform him in to a pitcher. I would say it depends on how his secondary stuff develops, apparently he is a bit raw.

  27. yankeefeminista March 26th, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    Blake, yep. Could be quite a story… Piliere had him sitting 95-97. :)

  28. blake March 26th, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    I’d say he probably is raw….the only info I can find on him says he was .129 OPS SS in A ball in 2010

  29. blake March 26th, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    hopefully Depaula gets to throw soon so Jon Heyman can find out how hard he throws.

  30. yankeefeminista March 26th, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    Rich, lol.

    Yeah, good news all around about Ravel.

  31. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 26th, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    luis, thanks. It’s great to be back, that’s for sure! :)

    Vitamin C is so important. I think I need to be a “do as I do”er and not a “do as I say”er on that one. I was really good about taking it for the longest time and I don’t know why I stopped. Probably ran out and was too lazy to order more!

  32. luis March 26th, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    Trish,

    We all do that at some point, so don’t be so hard on yourself ;)

  33. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 26th, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Well since I don’t have any Vitamin C, I think I will go with the next best thing that I have readily available – rest.

    Night all!

    :)

  34. luis March 26th, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    Good night Trish!

  35. yankeefeminista March 26th, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    Night, all.

  36. Pat M. March 26th, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    I’ll call SJ tomorrow to see if he has any info on this guy…..Poor SJ, he’s laboring in Key Biscayne covering the Women’s Tennis Tournament…..Tricia, I just looked at my Multi-Vitamins and I guess I take 2,000 iu’s a day before I drink my fresh OJ and afternoon V8……

  37. luis March 26th, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    Good night Yankeefem!

  38. Giuseppe Franco March 26th, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    I have been taking a daily [and outrageously expensive] immunosuppressant drug for the last two years in order to keep my condition in check so I’m supposed to be a bit vulnerable to viruses and fighting infections.

    But much to my surprise, as well as my doctor’s, I haven’t had so much as a sniffle during that span.

    My lifestyle is very active and I’m subjected to bacteria breeding grounds almost daily (the gym and my 5 yr old triplet nieces bringing home lots of microscopic critters from school).

    But the reason why I believe I’ve been able to avoid all colds and other viruses is because I eat protein, fiber, and vitamin C by the truckload.

    BD is on the right track with the green smoothie suggestion for weight loss. My daily morning smoothies aren’t entirely “green” but it’s undoubtedly one of the healthiest concoctions a man can ingest.

    Pat M,

    Lots of protein, fiber, and water will most definitely aid weight loss. Oh yeah, and lay off the booze.

  39. luis March 26th, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    Oh yeah, and lay off the booze.

    :(

  40. GreenBeret7 March 26th, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    Not a good day at all for Phil Wetherell or Nik Turley. Both were unexpectantly wild

  41. GreenBeret7 March 26th, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    or unexpectably wild.

    It’s late

  42. GreenBeret7 March 26th, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    Lose weight. Eat lots of pizza for the nutrition and flush your system with a 12 pack of coca cola daily. works every time.

  43. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 26th, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    Pat M – check my math, as always, but if I calculated it correctly, the amount of C you are getting is woefully insufficient.

    1 iu = 50 micrograms of L-ascorbic acid

    2000 iu = 100,000 micrograms

    100,000 micrograms = 100 milligrams

    Because C is water soluble and we have no reservoir of C, I remember reading that men in good health should intake 2000 mg. of C a day, women in good health should intake 1000 mg.

    I probably got that from Prevention Magazine, something that used to be my bible.

  44. Betsy March 26th, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    I don’t get sick, but I try desperately to avoid colds because I get terrible colds…..plus, I have a sort of whooping cough, so when I cough it shakes my whole body. I avoid anyone at work who has the hint of a cold; the flu shot I get every fall has helped enormously.

  45. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 26th, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    I think all of my healthy habits probably went out the window when I went to law school, and they somehow never returned to the level they were at.

    Maybe someday…

  46. Bronx Jeers March 26th, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    You need to lose 20 lbs? Burn 70,000 more calories than you consume.

    You should eat a lot less but more often.

    And do alot of exercises where you have to down on the ground.

  47. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 26th, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    “Oh yeah, and lay off the booze.

    :(

    :)

    That’s one thing that’s easy for me. I don’t like the taste of booze. And I don’t smoke. So I have two things on my side.

  48. Bronx Jeers March 26th, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    Worse thing I could have ever done was quit smoking. :lol:

  49. Rich in NJ March 26th, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    Exercise is overrated. I have been been doing various forms for years, and not only am I addicted, it has messed up back and my neck.

  50. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 26th, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    Oh yeah. Want to lose weight? Smoke!

    :)

    I actually know someone who quit smoking but started again because she was gaining weight. Geeze louise.

  51. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 26th, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    A real classic example of how depressed immunity can lead to disease. Remember that when your body is under stress, the first thing it loses is the B and C vitamins. Think about what GF said about never getting sick despite being on immunosupression meds. He overloaded on Vitamin C (among other things).

    When my brother died last year, it was really stressful and I got pretty run down. I ended up with 3 bouts of bronchitis in 3 months. I never had bronchitis in my life before that. But since I was so run down to begin with, it was easy for me to relapse. If I had been taking some good vitamin supplements, or if I even thought to start to load up then, I probably could have staved it off or at least not relapsed. But it didn’t occur to me at the time.

    The idea is to keep your immunity up on a continual basis so that if life does throw you a curveball, you can hit it out of the park rather than have it knock you down.

    :)

  52. luis March 26th, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    We have a saying down here that it goes along this lines: Have breakfast like a king, eat lunch like a prince and have dinner like a beggar. Meaning eat a hearty breakfast, have a good lunch but dine very little.

    If you want to lose wait, just avoid carbohydrates, especially at night. I have had the same weight for the past 20 years. In fact i still manage to squeeze in a 32 waist.

  53. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 26th, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    Okay, I think I’ll sleep now for real and not continue to surf the internet and return to read the forum “for the last time” because it’s usually never the last time when I do that!

    Night all for real.

    :)

  54. Rich in NJ March 26th, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    Where do you live, luis?

  55. Rich in NJ March 26th, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    I just stumbled upon some good news:

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/.....gests.html

    Eating Chocolate Regularly May Make You Leaner, Survey Suggests

  56. luis March 26th, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    Rich in NJ March 26th, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    Where do you live, luis?

    In Venezuela, South America

  57. Bronx Jeers March 26th, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    They eat like that in Ecuador. Actually lunch is the big meal.

    My first time down there I was like ” what’s going on with dinner?”

    Except on New Years when dinner is served promptly at 1:00 am. :shock:

  58. Rich in NJ March 26th, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    Oh, cool, luis. That’s a very European sounding eating schedule, and it beats the-eat more as the day wears on-thing that too many in this country seem to follow.

  59. luis March 26th, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    Bronx Jeers March 26th, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    They eat like that in Ecuador. Actually lunch is the big meal.

    My first time down there I was like ” what’s going on with dinner?”

    Except on New Years when dinner is served promptly at 1:00 am. :shock:

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

    Here in Venezuela we have dinner after midnight both on Dec 24th and on New Years. Usually we dine after 8, generally at 8:30 or 9:00 pm. But our main meal is at lunch as well.

  60. luis March 26th, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    Rich in NJ March 26th, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    Oh, cool, luis. That’s a very European sounding eating schedule, and it beats the-eat more as the day wears on-thing that too many in this country seem to follow.

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

    Most of the calories that you ingest after 5 pm are converted in to reserves by the body, hence the lob handles

  61. Rich in NJ March 26th, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    luis

    That’s why I jump rope and do ab crunches every night.

  62. randy l. March 26th, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    here are some basic supplements i take

    Krill Oil
    Ubiquinol
    Probiotics
    Purple Defense(Resveratrol)
    Multivitamin +Plus Vital Minerals

    http://products.mercola.com/es.....pplements/

    i basically stay away from processed foods as much as possible and eat whole foods whenever possible with lots of fresh vegetables and salads with olive oil ( cook with coconut oil)

    being healthy is way more than any one thing you do.

    there is no magic pill or one thing that is the answer.

    it’s everything.

    and everyone has to figure out what works best for them.

  63. Bronx Jeers March 26th, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    Yeah I kind of like it. Lunch is served later than here maybe 3-4:00, but that’s the big family meal.

    It seems healthier.

  64. luis March 26th, 2012 at 11:53 pm

    Rich,

    Careful with the rope, not very good for the knees.

    Randy I,

    I read somewhere that depending on your blood type, you should have a different diet. In my case i am O RH negative. That’s the oldest type of blood (universal donor), according to the article i should avoid breads and desserts. It said that should concentrate my diet on protein based diet.

  65. Duh Innings March 26th, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    Mike Mussina, Mike Mussina, Mike Mussina.

    Had you just taken off 2009 then came back with whoever in 2010 and had just two ok seasons, you could’ve been in position to go for win #300. He has 270 wins. Just ten wins in 2010 and another ten in 2011 and he’d have been ten away from 300 going into this season.

    I firmly believe Pettitte wants to go for 300 wins and followed Jamie Moyer’s lead: take a year off to recharge the batteries then come back. Pettitte’s only 39 and what is Moyer, 45/46/47? LOL (not mocking Moyer, he’s incredible especially when I’ve read that he’s been good in spring training or as a good as a guy closer to 50 than 40 can be.)

  66. Rich in NJ March 26th, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    Everything in life is a trade-off, luis. ;)

    I don’t really like to jog. The gf has been pushing me to get an elliptical, so maybe I’ll get one, but jumping rope has kept at pretty much the same weight for years.

  67. luis March 26th, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    Bronx Jeers March 26th, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    Yeah I kind of like it. Lunch is served later than here maybe 3-4:00, but that’s the big family meal.

    It seems healthier.

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

    I have one of those every Sunday. We are a big family, there are usually 30 to 40 people.

  68. luis March 27th, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Rich,

    Tell me about it! :)

    I love skiing, so i keep my knees in good shape. The elliptical is a good choice. I did a lot of stuff in my life that took a toll on my knees.

  69. luis March 27th, 2012 at 12:18 am

    Vizquel is going to be decorated by Congress, for his contributions to the US. I played with him when we were in HS. Good for him.

  70. Duh Innings March 27th, 2012 at 12:39 am

    2012 Yankees DH Of The Month Club

    April – Ibanez

    May – Abreu assuming he’s released on or before 4/30

    June – Jones (call up Dickerson)

    July – Swisher (Jones RF)

    August – Released player signed or trade acquisition (ideally the former who pans out)

    September – August DH & DH starts to the regulars (Who cares who it is when the Yanks will use the DH to give A-Rod, Teixiera etc. DH starts and clinch a postseason berth 9/X / sooner than previous years with the extra wildcard?)

  71. Melkmanisinhotlanta March 27th, 2012 at 1:33 am

    It’s too bad Preston Mattingly didn’t make it. A tough business.

  72. Melkmanisinhotlanta March 27th, 2012 at 1:44 am

    For some above talking about diet, here is the solution for weight loss:

    1. Figure out your basal metabolic rate on myfitnesspal dot com.and make sure to add the calories that were burned during exercise to derive your daily total number of calories to consume .
    2. Eat 30-35% protein 20%-25% fats (healthy fats) 45-50% complex carbs
    3. Exercise 5-6 days per week doing aerobics, yoga, calistenics, weights
    4. Add your calories that were burned by exercise to your basal metabolic rate to give you your daily calories.
    5. Eat whole foods if possible, very little processed, healthy fats, vitamins, and whey protein.

    This will work guaranteed for a lifetime. Once you reach your goal weight, eat clean 90% of the time and have a cheat meal/day once a week.

  73. UnKnown March 27th, 2012 at 2:11 am

    I really hate Curt Schilling, but his constant ripping of Valentine is really awesome.

    The circus that is going to go on in Beantown this year is going to be the best trainwreck to follow in all of the baseball. Can’t Wait!

  74. GreenBeret7 March 27th, 2012 at 2:11 am

    Make your own decision on one of the rotation starters. King has made his.

    http://www.nypost.com/p/sports.....um=twitter

  75. GreenBeret7 March 27th, 2012 at 2:16 am

    How close is Pettitte?

    http://www.nypost.com/p/sports.....um=twitter

  76. GreenBeret7 March 27th, 2012 at 3:13 am

    Here’s an opportunity two make millions of dollars is just a few sort weeks. Invest just a few dollars and harvest the rewards in the fast growing diet food field.

    http://www.hlifestyles.com/

    Ok, Ok!! so, you’re not going to make millions for about 5,000 years, but, here’s a decent article on African mangos and it’s affects on losing fat.

  77. MTU March 27th, 2012 at 7:22 am

    GB-

    Thanks for the articles.

    Looks like King finally got one right.

    ;)

  78. blake March 27th, 2012 at 7:35 am

    Interesting that King would suggest that Hughes could actually slot in the 3rd spot in the rotation…..not that it matters how they are lined up….but it seems most of the writers have the sense that he will be in the rotation unless something crazy happens…..which is good and the correct move.

    I think they are going to put Garcia in the pen…….and then shop him from there.

  79. MTU March 27th, 2012 at 7:43 am

    blake-

    As much as I like and respect Garcia I think that’s a good way to go.

    Too much upside on all the others to ignore them.

    It will be interesting to see how they handle it.

  80. blake March 27th, 2012 at 7:44 am

    I love spring training….but I mostly like it because we get a chance to see young players that we normally don’t get a chance to see much…..and we are pretty much past that now so Im ready for the season to start…..these last couple or tuneups are boring ….let’s play some real games.

  81. MTU March 27th, 2012 at 7:45 am

    Blake-

    right on.

    play ball !

    ;)

  82. Betsy March 27th, 2012 at 8:13 am

    Blake, that makes the most sense. Freddy will help some team, there’s no doubt about it.

  83. randy l. March 27th, 2012 at 8:14 am

    hopefully that warm weather comes back for the season opener

    i hate cold weather baseball.

    it makes things too random

  84. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 27th, 2012 at 8:32 am

    Good God almighty it is 28 degrees right now, with the wind feeling like 17! Last week at this time we were in the 70s!

    Good ole New England weather.

  85. Betsy March 27th, 2012 at 8:34 am

    The weather in NY has been fabulous and it’s going to continue into the upper 50′s this week, but I’m guessing that the moment the Yankees hit NY, the weather will turn agan.

  86. Erin March 27th, 2012 at 8:34 am

    Gossip Break: http://tiny.cc/w7wtbw

  87. Yankee Trader March 27th, 2012 at 8:37 am

    While it makes sense to try and trade Garcia, which team will be willing to take on a pitcher potentially who could make 5+M?

    1 year/$4M (2012)

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

  88. GreenBeret7 March 27th, 2012 at 8:38 am

    A new left handed slugging DH just hit the market. Jack Cust was just cut loose by the Astros. No thanks.

  89. MTU March 27th, 2012 at 8:39 am

    YT-

    I think lot’s of teams would still do it.

    I think the return is the problem.

    Might be hard to get fair value.

  90. GreenBeret7 March 27th, 2012 at 8:42 am

    Trader,

    Are the peformance bonuses transferred with the contract?

  91. Yankee Trader March 27th, 2012 at 8:44 am

    MTU-

    If the Yankees get another team to take on Garcia’s contract and free the Yankees from his obligation plus the extra 40% premium they have to pay at the end of this season, I don’t expect them to get anything back, unless the deal was expanded.

  92. Yankee Trader March 27th, 2012 at 8:48 am

    GB-

    I would think the performance bonuses would be transferred if he was traded, but honestly I don’t know. Perhaps Garcia, seeing the writing on the wall, being placed in the bullpen, has quietly asked the Yankees to trade him, so that he can reach some of those bonuses, that are obtainable only if he starts.

  93. MTU March 27th, 2012 at 8:48 am

    YT-

    I’d like to see the Yankees get more than just salary relief for Garcia.

  94. Yankee Trader March 27th, 2012 at 8:55 am

    MTU-

    The Angels have been linked to adding another starter-Oswalt. They have a disgruntled Abreu who has no place to play. They also have wanted another closer and they have Mark Trumbo, trying to learn 3B.

    Can you put together a scenario where both the Yankees and Angels get a trade done?

  95. GreenBeret7 March 27th, 2012 at 8:55 am

    Yankee Trader March 27th, 2012 at 8:48 am
    GB-

    I would think the performance bonuses would be transferred if he was traded, but honestly I don’t know. Perhaps Garcia, seeing the writing on the wall, being placed in the bullpen, has quietly asked the Yankees to trade him, so that he can reach some of those bonuses, that are obtainable only if he starts.

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

    I thought that I remember seeing a trade last week that had performance clauses in it and they didn’t transfer over. No sure who it was or the teams involved. I might be wrong, though.

  96. pat March 27th, 2012 at 8:59 am

    Erin

    People in India care what Alex eats? Geez.

  97. CompassRosy March 27th, 2012 at 8:59 am

    A trip more important than any baseball game…

    http://tinyurl.com/cbv7bgz

  98. ron March 27th, 2012 at 9:01 am

    Cust batted .200 against righties last year,and hit 3 hr in 196 plate appearances.
    Also his k % in 2011 was 32.2 %.

    Very shortly,a year or two,we will have a new 3b,while arod dh’s.

  99. Yankee Trader March 27th, 2012 at 9:01 am

    New Post—————>

    GB-
    I’ll see if I can find a link about performance bonuses.

  100. Erin March 27th, 2012 at 9:03 am

    New Post: Yankees individual game tickets available to the general public today

    :arrow:

  101. yanks61 March 27th, 2012 at 9:04 am

    Interesting discussion I missed last night on foods, vitamins, exercise and whatnot.

    Frankly, my personal, completely uneducated belief, is that good health is largely dictated by genetics (so long as you’re not abusing alcohol, drugs, smoking etc.)

    I’m 67 and, at 6 foot, weigh 160 lbs – 5lbs more than I did in college.
    Thank goodness, I’ve never had any serious illnesses, get very few colds and have no problems with my weight. I do have back and knee problems due, I think, to running. But I gave that up a few years after I quit playing semi-pro ball at 35 and, since then, basically just cycle and walk. I’ve never taken vitamins and, apart from eating a lot fruit and having given up all but chicken, turkey and fish, I don’t pay much attention to a “balanced diet.” I don’t smoke and have only couple of glasses of wine with dinner.

    On the other hand, my wife, who is about the same age as me, has had to fight like crazy to keep from gaining too much weight. She has always paid strict attention to the foods she eats, takes vitamin supplements and reads volumes in heath books and magazines. Yet she is the one who has had several serious illnesses and has far more colds than I’ve had.

    Then there is a friend of ours who has just lost her parents in the last few years; her dad at 90 and her mom at 95! Both were immigrants to the U.S. – Italy and The Netherlands – and neither had the first idea about any kind of special diets, never took any vitamins and didn’t have any kind of organized exercise activities.

    Yes, I guess you could say that they might have lived even longer and better had they done some of the things that people were speaking about. But, at the end of the day, I still think it’s genetic hand that you’ve been dealt that determines how long you live and how healthy you are.

  102. GreenBeret7 March 27th, 2012 at 9:05 am

    trader, I thought about a Abreu/garcia deal, but, Abreu may not get any more playing time with NY. There’s also a difference of $4-$5 mil in salary.


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