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Pregame notes: Pineda progressing from sore shoulder

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Notes on Apr 06, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Michael Pineda played catch again today, and he’ll do long toss tomorrow. When the Yankees leave for Baltimore, Pineda will stay behind to continue his rehab work in Tampa.

“I think if he wouldn’t have been able to play catch we wouldn’t have been too excited,” Joe Girardi said. “But he was able to play catch today and he felt pretty good. … I think it’s too early to tell. I think it’s too early until you see him get off the mound and see how he’s feeling and really draw up a plan. How many rehab starts do you think he needs? A lot of it is, how long does it take him to get off a mound?”

Girardi said getting Pineda off a mound next week might be rushing it, and he expects Pineda to miss all of April, but he seems to think early May is reasonable. Girardi also acknowledged that this DL stint might go a little longer than simply getting rid of the tendinitis, the Yankees might also use this to build some additional arm strength to make sure Pineda is truly 100 percent.

“We’ll determine by the way he’s throwing when he’s ready,” Girardi said. “Maybe not so much by velocity, but how he’s throwing, his command and his location. But velocity is part of his game.”

• In the clubhouse today, most of the Yankees were wearing grey t-shirts with the number 1 and degree symbol on the front and the words Mind, Heart, Guts on the back. It’s a motto that mental coniditioning coach Chad Bohling came up with to represent getting one degree better every day.

• Boone Logan felt fine after playing catch yesterday. He did some running this morning and his back felt fine. “Good to go,” he said. Girardi said he’ll check with Logan right before the game to make sure he’s available in the bullpen.

• Andy Pettitte threw a bullpen today and will make a start on Monday. Girardi said that start will come in extended spring training. “He said his arm felt great,” Girardi said.

• Girardi said he hasn’t decided who will DH tomorrow, but there’s a “pretty good chance” it will be either Alex Rodriguez or Derek Jeter. The Yankees are planning to have Eduardo Nunez in the lineup tomorrow.

• Girardi said there are no concerns about the fact CC Sabathia wasn’t especially sharp this spring. “I don’t make too much of CC’s spring,” Girardi said. “I haven’t found that he’s had real strong springs during the course of the time that we’ve been here, and he comes out and throws the ball well.”

• Day game today, night game tomorrow, day game Sunday, night game Monday. Girardi said he’s not sure how many of those games Russell Martin will play. He’ll check with Martin after tomorrow night’s game, and if Martin doesn’t have the day off Sunday, he’ll be off either Monday or Tuesday.

• Generic comment about Opening Day: “Very anxious,” Girardi said. “I think you look forward to this day from the day we get to spring training. I’ve actually been looking forward to it since last year. We had a good spring training. I was happy with it. We got everything done we needed to. Now it’s time to play for real.”

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87 Responses to “Pregame notes: Pineda progressing from sore shoulder”

  1. vinny-b April 6th, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    GreenBeret7 April 6th, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    There are no “great voices of baseball” any more. If you like like him, I suppose Sculley would be the last of them along with Houston’s legendary Milo Hamilton, but, I don’t care for for Sculley at all.
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    Bob Uecker

  2. blake April 6th, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    Chad put up a pitcher of Pineda throwing a CU just for Randy :)

    So after he comes off the DL….how long would he have to stay in the minors to gain the extra year of control?

  3. blake April 6th, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    picture

  4. Yank1 April 6th, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    As far as national guys… all of the booths leave a lot to be desired.

    The ESPN radio booth of Scambi and Singleton is good. The Sunday Night booth is eh. Shulman is good.

    The O’Brien/Nomar booth is meh. The McDonough/Boone/Sutcliffe is highly hit or miss depending on if Sutcliffe is sober.

    The PbP guys on TBS are all awful. Smoltz/Darling are very good color guys.

    All FOX combinations suck as well. MLBN it depends. Costas/Kaat/Reynolds is very good.

  5. Chip April 6th, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    Chad –

    Any word from the Yankees on the fate of Justin Maxwell?

  6. Rich in NJ April 6th, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    Please take your time, Pineda, and be 100% when you come back.

  7. Jerkface April 6th, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    I don’t get the insistence on DHing Jeter, but if they do it atleast it’ll be vs LHP. They should just put Nunez in the game vs righties… and then give Jeter the full day off.

  8. Pat M. April 6th, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    2 and 2 to Harvey Kuenn

  9. Shame Spencer April 6th, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    blake – I think its between 20-40 days.. but I can’t remember what Jerkface told me it was lol

  10. Jerkface April 6th, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Please option Pineda to the minors for 20 days tia.

  11. Jerkface April 6th, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    its actually ~14 days but he needs to stay in the minors for 20 to have it count. But he gets 30 days worth of free rehab while on the DL, so they’ll probably do that, and waste their golden opportunity to make a smart business decision.

  12. Rich in NJ April 6th, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    Given their plan though (which seems strange to do this early in the season), it would have been virtually impossible to trade Nunez even if the asset for asset return was clearly in their favor, without getting a SS/3B in another deal.

  13. Chip April 6th, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    If the plan is to use Nunez in Ibanez’s spot against LHP then I guess Andruw Jones will be seeing a lot of time in LF.

  14. Nick in SF April 6th, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    Has Soriano said whether he’s available today?

  15. Chip April 6th, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    Rich in NJ April 6th, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    Given their plan though (which seems strange to do this early in the season), it would have been virtually impossible to trade Nunez even if the asset for asset return was clearly in their favor, without getting a SS/3B in another deal.
    ———————

    It’s not about resting Jeter or Alex – it’s about not wanting Ibanez in the lineup vs. Price.

    My guess is that it’s going to be part of a RH loaded lineup that will also have Jones playing for Gardner.

  16. yankeefeminista April 6th, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    Go C! Go Yanks!

    Traveling to SWB game; I will be watching at a sports bar. Bring home the W, boys!

  17. yankeefeminista April 6th, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    TRISHA Yankees 101 wins.

  18. GreenBeret7 April 6th, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    Pat M. April 6th, 2012 at 1:56 pm
    2 and 2 to Harvey Kuenn

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    Never a big fan of Vin Sculley. I left you a couple of posts last night on Hughes, Pat. Some time around 1:30 AM

  19. yankeefeminista April 6th, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    1st place, if I need to say. Later!

  20. vinny-b April 6th, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    Besides, where else you gonna go to hear someone on TV say “dadgum”?
    ——————————–

    you say that like it’s good thing. ?

  21. Nick in SF April 6th, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    Can Pineda have rehab starts without being formally optioned to AAA if it’s within the 30 days?

    Seems unlikely he’d be ready to go in under 30 days anyway, but I’m still curious.

  22. Rich in NJ April 6th, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    “It’s not about resting Jeter or Alex – it’s about not wanting Ibanez in the lineup vs. Price.”

    They don’t need to sit Jeter or Alex to accomplish that. Ibanez is only a platoon DH anyway.

  23. Yank1 April 6th, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    So YES found a younger Kim Jones, I see.

  24. stuckey April 6th, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    Betances, Stoneburner and Campos all starting in the minors today?

    Maybe Ramirez in Tampa makes it a nice foursome.

  25. Chip April 6th, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    Rich in NJ April 6th, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    “It’s not about resting Jeter or Alex – it’s about not wanting Ibanez in the lineup vs. Price.”

    They don’t need to sit Jeter or Alex to accomplish that. Ibanez is only a platoon DH anyway.
    ———————

    Well right – but if they also don’t want Gardner facing Price then they do need to DH Jeter or Alex.

    Jeter – SS
    Granderson – CF
    Cano – 2b
    Alex – DH
    Tex – 1b
    Swisher – RF
    Jones – LF
    Martin – C
    Nunez – 3b

  26. JobaTipsHisCap April 6th, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    100+ wins is impossible.

  27. m April 6th, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    Singleton is good. Clear voice.

    I liked soup better than schulman. Shulman’s nasal tone drives me nuts and not half as good looking as his look alike turturro.

    Nomar is ugh. Kruck is gross.

    I’m not a huge sutcliffe fan, but he’s earnest and a little more cerebral than the others. The others seem to recycle and regurgitate.

    Boone. Get him out of there. Please.

    Miss Miller and even Morgan. They at least had personality (even if half the stuff Morgan said was incorrect)

    At this point I will listen to anyone…but the CWS guy. I’m not jonesing that much for baseball

  28. Rich in NJ April 6th, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    Sure, Chip, but in effect that’s just shuffling the deck.

    They can easily just DH Nunez. But they want a player that can spell Alex and Jeter on a somewhat regular basis.

    Where’s Maxwell when you need him????

  29. Jerkface April 6th, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    Well right – but if they also don’t want Gardner facing Price then they do need to DH Jeter or Alex.

    Not wanting Gardner to face price is silly, because Nunez isn’t any better and Gardner’s OBP+P/PA are both above league average vs lefties.

  30. Jerkface April 6th, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    Not to mention defense.

  31. 11 CF April 6th, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    Gardner vs Price 2/10
    Jones vs Price 4/21

  32. Chip April 6th, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    Rich in NJ April 6th, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    Sure, Chip, but in effect that’s just shuffling the deck.

    They can easily just DH Nunez. But they want a player that can spell Alex and Jeter on a somewhat regular basis.

    Where’s Maxwell when you need him????
    ———————-

    Well yeah – if the idea is that you are going to use Alex or Jeter as the DH against LHP then you have to play Andruw in the field which isn’t that great an idea.

  33. stuckey April 6th, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    Oh, rich, thick, gooey irony…

  34. Jerkface April 6th, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    Can Pineda have rehab starts without being formally optioned to AAA if it’s within the 30 days?

    He is on the DL right now. 15 day DL. He has to stay down for 15 days. At any time within those 15 days or after, he can start playing rehab games in the minors (AAA, A, wherever). Once that begins he has 30 days to rehab at which point he can no longer sit around for free on a minor league roster.

    So they can rehab him in the minors without gaining the benefit of doing so with an option. Which I find a silly choice when the benefits for optioning him are so apparent…

  35. RMS April 6th, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    So YES found a younger Kim Jones, I see.

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    Merideth M. is from SNY, the Mets network.
    Terrible voice, too high pitched.

  36. Chip April 6th, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    Jerkface April 6th, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    Well right – but if they also don’t want Gardner facing Price then they do need to DH Jeter or Alex.

    Not wanting Gardner to face price is silly, because Nunez isn’t any better and Gardner’s OBP+P/PA are both above league average vs lefties.
    ——————-

    I happen to agree with you – but I can see their logic.

  37. MG April 6th, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    it’s hard to imagine a baseball purist who doesn’t like Vin Scully, I’m really surprised, GB.

    It’s about time the season is starting, the 24/7 complaints about every move the Yankees make, like the ones about the backup catcher and 10th pitcher in line for a callup (Kontos) made this blog virtually unreadable the past few days after being virtually unreadable all winter because of the Montero-Pineda trade.

    At least now the ‘Jeter is washed up’, ‘Teix is overpaid’, ‘CC isn’t an ace’, ‘Hollywood Swish’, ‘Martin sucks’, ‘Gardner should bat leadoff’, ‘Jones smiles too much’, etc, etc, etc can begin anew, just like the grass turns green every spring when real baseball begins.

    The Yankees will win 95+ games this year and make it to the postseason where everything starts from zero and where the best team gets eliminated more often than it wins the World Series, welcome to the 2012 season and the quest for #28 to the greatest sports franchise in history.

  38. GreenBeret7 April 6th, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    Putting Rodriguez and Jeter in the DH spot is about not beating them up 3 days in a row on the turf, especially this early in the season.

  39. Nick in SF April 6th, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    So in theory Pineda can rehab for 30-45 days without ever formally being optioned to AAA?

  40. Jerkface April 6th, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    So in theory Pineda can rehab for 30-45 days without ever formally being optioned to AAA?

    Well he can only play in games for 30 days. So from the minute he starts pitching off more than a bullpen mound they have 30 days to bring him up.

  41. m April 6th, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    Why is a guy who doesn’t take walks batting 2nd for the ChiSox?

  42. jacksquat April 6th, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    Rich in NJ April 6th, 2012 at 2:05 pm
    “It’s not about resting Jeter or Alex – it’s about not wanting Ibanez in the lineup vs. Price.”

    They don’t need to sit Jeter or Alex to accomplish that. Ibanez is only a platoon DH anyway.

    Yeah, they could just put Jones at DH.

    This could mean any of a number of things.

  43. Jerkface April 6th, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    Why is a guy who doesn’t take walks batting 2nd for the ChiSox?

    The white sox are terrible.

  44. hardwired7 April 6th, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    Vin Scully amazes me. He’s been doing Dodgers games since 1950, and he’s still as “with it” today as he ever was. He seems to provide info during every at-bat that I didn’t know before.

    That goes beyond simple preparation. The man has a very sharp mind.

  45. Jerkface April 6th, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    He seems to provide info during every at-bat that I didn’t know before.

    The way he weaves storytelling in with the actual play by play is untouchable.

  46. Rich in NJ April 6th, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    “It’s about time the season is starting, the 24/7 complaints about every move the Yankees make”

    A perhaps underappreciated aspect of any sports teams’ business model is the controversy that even small moves make. It helps drive fan interest, which likely has a non-negligible effect on revenue.

    So cost/benefit, I suspect that teams love baseball-related complaints.

  47. Nick in SF April 6th, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    So he could play catch for 15 days and then start playing in games and have 30 more days without ever formally being optioned to AAA?

  48. Jerkface April 6th, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Yup. He could even start rehabbing before the 15 days are up!

  49. RMS April 6th, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Vin Scully amazes me. He’s been doing Dodgers games since 1950, and he’s still as “with it” today as he ever was. He seems to provide info during every at-bat that I didn’t know before.

    That goes beyond simple preparation. The man has a very sharp mind.

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    He is one of the best ever.

  50. m April 6th, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Oh boy…

  51. stuckey April 6th, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    American economy thrives on the amount of consumer dollars spent on cigarettes, alcohol, soft drinks, fast, and junk food.

    Doesn’t make any of it virtuous.

    [its about the quality]

  52. Pat M. April 6th, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    GB…..I just read those posts now , and I also cannot understand all the negative vibes that had been directed at Phil Hughes over the years……It’ll be interesting to see how he’ll be a fan/ LoHud favorite once again now that he’s healthy and has a breakthrough year again. …….Just remembered how so many here were crying for Danks rather than Kuroda…..

  53. GreenBeret7 April 6th, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    MG April 6th, 2012 at 2:12 pm
    it’s hard to imagine a baseball purist who doesn’t like Vin Scully, I’m really surprised, GB.

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    Just always found him annoying, like he’s always talking down to the fans. He’s as annoying as the sabermetric clowns like Brian kenney. any show that opens with “It’s the show for the thinking fan” gets turned off. How the Hell can you be a thinking fan when the guy tells you that unless you think what he tells you to think, you don’t know anything. That seems to be the theme for those jerks.

  54. Jerkface April 6th, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    Just remembered how so many here were crying for Danks rather than Kuroda…..

    Crying for? Or merely suggesting him as an option? :roll:

  55. vinny-b April 6th, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    Vin Scully amazes me. He’s been doing Dodgers games since 1950, and he’s still as “with it” today as he ever was. He seems to provide info during every at-bat that I didn’t know before.

    That goes beyond simple preparation. The man has a very sharp mind.
    ——————————————

    on this Good Friday, don’t believe it’s sacrilege to say God hand carved his larynx out of marble.

    on that note, I wish everyone a peaceful Good Friday

  56. Jerkface April 6th, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    And of course, I stumped for both :twisted:

    The lohud fallacy alternate reality lives on!

  57. Chad Jennings April 6th, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    Chip April 6th, 2012 at 1:54 pm e
    Chad –

    Any word from the Yankees on the fate of Justin Maxwell?

    —-

    Probably won’t know anything for a while. I have to imagine the Yankees are going to use the full 10 days to try to trade him before they actually put him on waivers.

    Doesn’t really matter for the Yankees because Maxwell can become a free agent even if he clears waivers. Hard to imagine the Yankees being able to keep him.

  58. GreenBeret7 April 6th, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Pat M. April 6th, 2012 at 2:21 pm
    GB…..I just read those posts now , and I also cannot understand all the negative vibes that had been directed at Phil Hughes over the years……It’ll be interesting to see how he’ll be a fan/ LoHud favorite once again now that he’s healthy and has a breakthrough year again. …….Just remembered how so many here were crying for Danks rather than Kuroda…..

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    I would have liked Danks, but, not at the cost of players plus the money. Kuroda wouldn’t be my choice, but, he’s pretty cheap and only money. Hopefully, I’m as wrong about him as I was about Martin.

  59. NJ Pete April 6th, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    Well said MG.

  60. GreenBeret7 April 6th, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    I’m somewhat concerned how Swisher deals with the turf for 3 days. If NYYs can get a decent lead, they need to give him a couple of innings off late in the games.

  61. JobaTipsHisCap April 6th, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    Meredith Marakovits is 100% anti-hot

  62. Rich in NJ April 6th, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    ” I also cannot understand all the negative vibes that had been directed at Phil Hughes over the years……”

    I am a Hughes hugger, to borrow the strange verbiage that some people use, but I get the negativity, even though I think it’s wrong.

    Hughes was sold at “The Franchise,” the symbol of the reborn, pitching-centric farm system. Yet to date, his career has been uneven.

    Instead of watching Hughes as the #2-#3 as they were promised, fans have watched AJ struggle as the putative #2.

    I think Hughes was handled in a suboptimal way, and had some bad luck, but most people don’t look beyond results.

    It’s funny, if not bizarre, that many people who get all uptight by people criticizing management for poor decisions, have no problem dissing young players in their early 20s as they try to surmount the inevitable learning curve.

    Few people are shown less patience than prospects and young players, no matter how counterproductive that is to winning long-term.

  63. BD (Boston Dave) April 6th, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    “Crying for? Or merely suggesting him as an option?”

    —–

    for every one ‘suggestion’ on here there’s at least two or three ‘cries’ or verbal attacks (directed at Girardi, Cashman, an underperforming player, or others here) these days

    Now, lets pool that collective contempt and sling it at the Rays for 3 days.

  64. BD (Boston Dave) April 6th, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    Ever since Hughes gave me the ball he was warming up with during the pregame of Game 5 in the 2009 World Series, he can do no wrong in my eyes.

  65. GreenBeret7 April 6th, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    I don’t care what the voice of on field interviews looks like. It’s the questions that’s asked and not playing “gotcha” with the questions and remarks. That was Jones..always trying to get a controversial response. She was at her worst with the Latin players and the young kids. she’d get annoyed when she couldn’t get the response she wanted. Jones is no loss.

  66. stuckey April 6th, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    Now, lets pool that collective contempt and sling it at the Rays for 3 days.

    _________________________

    Until Raul Ibanez ground out with 2 out and a runner on second in the 4th inning this afternoon, that is.

  67. Pat M. April 6th, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    GB…..Danks was going to be costly, and as you pointed out Kuroda’s price was only Yankee bucks…..He’s going to turn in a real nice season for them….Rich in NJ, I think you hit all the bullet points regarding Phil Hughes….He’ll be popular in a month or so

  68. Yank1 April 6th, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Kim is going to be 43 this year and was too expensive. They had to get younger, so they found someone comparable, looks and talent-wise, at half the price. That is how basic economics work.

  69. blake April 6th, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    I liked Danks as an option…..but Kenny Williams saw otherwise….Kuroda was a good sign and he’ll win 15+ games.

  70. DONNYBROOK April 6th, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    The truly amazing thing about Scully is at his age he does the Entire game. The guy’s Obvioulsy well educated, and incorporates that into his description of the action. His “for want of a nail”, and “bird doggin’” when describing the 2nd baseman attempting to hold a runner close leading off 2nd base, are a couple of my favorites of his.

  71. Yankee Trader April 6th, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    Any new info on Justin Maxwell. Hasn’t he now been on waivers>48 hours?

  72. stuckey April 6th, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    Dodgers were the first in MLB this year to score more than 4 runs in a 9 inning game?

    Who’s the first team to do it this year?

    Texas?

    Yanks?

    Twins?

  73. Yankee Trader April 6th, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    I just saw Chad’s earlier reply on Maxwell at 2:25.

  74. stuckey April 6th, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    more than 5, I mean.

  75. Wave Your Hat April 6th, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    I’m not a big fan of the Yankee broadcasters, either TV or radio. I do like Singleton and O’Neill a lot, and Leiter is OK. I heard the Red Sox TV crew yesterday. They are old fashioned, which I like.

  76. 4time April 6th, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    These introductions are awful.

  77. randy l. April 6th, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    “Chad put up a pitcher of Pineda throwing a CU just for Randy”

    blake-

    what’s that, the dinosaur claw grip?

    there are a hundred ways pineda could hbe good, but a thousand ways he can be bad.

    i seriously think at this point the yankees should have pineda totally abandon the change up for now, and just go with the 97 mph fast ball located well and a nasty slider.

    dont let the red sox or tampa bay see him too much before playoff time and call it a year.

    teach him the change up next year.

    he has enough to learn this year.

    i think he needs a year of easy success under his bet to get used to new york.

  78. randy l. April 6th, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    the above is based on they are going to try to get him back in the rotation asap.

    if that’s the case, go with what he already knows. there’s no time for learning on the fly.

    unless you all want him to cry again when things inevitably go bad as they will if he tries to do too much.

  79. LGY April 6th, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    I don’t care what the voice of on field interviews looks like. It’s the questions that’s asked and not playing “gotcha” with the questions and remarks. That was Jones..always trying to get a controversial response. She was at her worst with the Latin players and the young kids. she’d get annoyed when she couldn’t get the response she wanted. Jones is no loss.

    ——–

    Kim Jones asked controversial questions??

    Are you high?

  80. Nick in SF April 6th, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    The you for all that informative information about tbe technicalities involved in whether Pineda can rehab in AA/AAA games without ever formally being optioned to the minors. Aside from how this coukd affect his service time, it’s also relevant to a bet between blog pals randy and stuckey about whether Pineda will be sent down before/after Montero. Tricky stuff!

  81. randy l. April 6th, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    there’s nothing tricky about it. the moment pineda or moneto plays for a minor league team , the bet kicks in.

  82. stuckey April 6th, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    Nick,

    Nah, we said start in a minor league game for ANY reason. No technicalities.

  83. GreenBeret7 April 6th, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    Yankee players that exceed expectations will be Rodriguez and Hughes. Players that will disappoint this year, gardner. He doesn’t seem like he’s fixed anything so far. He’s bunting a lot but, it’s either to the wrong side of the pitcher or it’s foul. hitting, unless he can pick it up is getting worse. In the lead-off spot? Not a chance.

  84. Nick in SF April 6th, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    :lol:

  85. stuckey April 6th, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    That said…

    The amusing part for you all will be how many hours/days/months it takes Randy to figure out why it was a bad bet…

  86. 11 CF April 6th, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    Does the WC runner up get a Wild Card banner this year?

  87. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 7th, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    Clay Bucholz Going After Umpire at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, RI

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