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Robertson has strained oblique

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on May 15, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Dave Robertson has been placed on the disabled list with a strained left oblique. He hasnt walked into the clubhouse yet, and theres no word on how long hes expected to be out.

Cody Eppley replaced him on the roster.

Theres better news on Ivan Nova who said his left ankle feels better than last night. Hes expecting to make his next start.

 
 

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100 Responses to “Robertson has strained oblique”

  1. Captain Clutch May 15th, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    A strained oblique is a tricky injury. Robertson could be out for a while.

  2. Nick in SF May 15th, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    I’m seeing “Delayed, Ceremony” on Gameday for Sox game.

    What happened, did Beckett win a “closest to the hole” contest on a par 3?

  3. RMS May 15th, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    Dave Robertson has been placed on the disabled list with a strained left oblique. He hasnt walked into the clubhouse yet, and theres no word on how long hes expected to be out.

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    Oh, no.
    Go, Soriano!

  4. theREALkevin May 15th, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Ugh

  5. Shame Spencer May 15th, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Dang!

    The one area where we looked the best all year is taking the biggest hit… I hope the arms we have in the pen can hold things down. Maybe we see some call-ups?

    I feel bad for Joba lol, he’d probably be the penciled-in closer right now, tag teaming with Sori.

  6. randy l. May 15th, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    “When he will ever start for the Yankees is a good question, but they may well keep him around in the event Cano leaves.”

    austin mac-

    yikes

    see, this is why my excitement level is low for now and the coming next five years.

    what is this new yankee environment that yankee fans would even think this way?

    when would a guy like cano ever be allowed to leave before this weird time in yankee history ?

    and nunez?

    he’s got a ways to go to get past being a good utility guy .

    if they let cano walk, i’m going on strike.

  7. Against All Odds May 15th, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    Lose the closer and now the set-up man

  8. EliasInNH May 15th, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    I’m seeing “Delayed, Ceremony” on Gameday for Sox game.

    What happened, did Beckett win a “closest to the hole” contest on a par 3?
    ——
    lol, no, they had a ceremony to honor Tim Wakefield

  9. blake May 15th, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    “when would a guy like cano ever be allowed to leave before this weird time in yankee history ? ”

    Their plan is to brainwash Yankee fans into actually caring about how much players cost…..

  10. LGY May 15th, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    It was only a matter of time until the Cashman LOOGY contagion started affecting other bullpeners.

  11. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 15th, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    How lucky are we to have Soriano on the team. If Mo had gone down and DRob was sitting with a strained oblique and we had no Soriano, we could be in a world of hurt.

    I heard Soriano’s comments on the postgame show and it’s obvious that the way he was utilized last year really had a negative impact on him. He said that he felt he was in a better place with all of it this year because in the off season he managed to get himself comfortable with coming back to help the team any way he could, no matter how Girardi utilized him.

    You can see that he is extremely comfortable pitching in the 9th. Now that he knows the job is his for a while, he will probably get even more comfortable.

    That said, get well soon DRob! You’re needed in the bullpen!

  12. Shame Spencer May 15th, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    “if they let cano walk, i’m going on strike.”

    You’ll probably take a lot of heat for that line, randy, but I feel the same to some extent.

    I completely understand that we essentially love the team and not any individual players… but Cano is set up to be the face of the franchise that brings that continuity from the Jeter-generation onto the new one. He and CC are basically those guys. Tex as well… but seeing as how I’m trying to trade him I’ll leave that out.. ;)

    But I kinda feel the same about Cano. I refuse to believe he’ll be playing for anyone else but if he is I think I’ll be legitimately hurt lol.

    And again, I can’t stress this enough, I really do love the team. Some might see these things as being at odds with one another. But when it comes to home-grown guys that are legit superstars……. how do you let that walk?!

    (I’m an equal opportunity striker – if the Devils don’t resign Parise I’ll go on strike with them too dammit!!)

  13. Shame Spencer May 15th, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    “lol, no, they had a ceremony to honor Tim Wakefield”

    ——

    Celebrating that they’re finally rid of him? ;)

  14. bruceb May 15th, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    So Soriano is now officially the closer. We’re lucky to have three players capable of doing the job but man, the bullpen is going to look pretty thin now. Logan in the 7th and Wade in the 8th.

  15. Shame Spencer May 15th, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    bruceb May 15th, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    So Soriano is now officially the closer. We’re lucky to have three players capable of doing the job but man, the bullpen is going to look pretty thin now. Logan in the 7th and Wade in the 8th.
    ———————–

    Yeah and haven’t both Wade and Logan been pitching every game for the past few nights?

    We probably need more arms out there asap.

  16. LGY May 15th, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    Pretty sure Levine is sabotaging the bullpen guys in an effort to justify his Soriano signing.

  17. sunny615 May 15th, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    is it time for the Yanks to fire their director of performance enhancement again?? Cripes…

  18. bruceb May 15th, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    Shame Spencer May 15th, 2012 at 4:28 pm
    bruceb May 15th, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    So Soriano is now officially the closer. We’re lucky to have three players capable of doing the job but man, the bullpen is going to look pretty thin now. Logan in the 7th and Wade in the 8th.
    ———————–

    Yeah and haven’t both Wade and Logan been pitching every game for the past few nights?

    We probably need more arms out there asap.

    But who else can rely on…Phelps, Garcia? Way things are going there could be a Manny Delcarmen sighting. Has he been doing OK in the minors?

  19. Nick in SF May 15th, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    Round One of “Becket vs. ***” goes to Beckett.

  20. Captain Clutch May 15th, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    It’s amazing that Eppley is the best pitcher that they have to bring up. They need another good righty to help out in the 6th-7th inning. They can’t continue to use Logan.

  21. CCBiggs May 15th, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    The baseball gods have spoken: Put Hughes back in the pen!!

  22. ac1 May 15th, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    Also don’t forget our lefty specialist has some sort of infection so he wont be pitching either…

  23. SonyBravo May 15th, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    Crap! That is all.

  24. Rich in NJ May 15th, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    “The baseball gods have spoken: Put Hughes back in the pen!!”

    Put on a bigger tin foil hat because it doesn’t seem like you are getting good reception.

  25. UnKnown May 15th, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    Epply is becoming the designated replacement for dl’d closers.

  26. blake May 15th, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    Get Mitchell and Warren both up….

  27. ac1 May 15th, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    So Soriano is now officially the closer. We’re lucky to have three players capable of doing the job but man, the bullpen is going to look pretty thin now. Logan in the 7th and Wade in the 8th.

    ____

    As long as they don’t make another Joba rash move and bring up a starter to pitch the 8th….

    I agree it cannot be Logan, as he has been real good vs. lefties this year and we need him especially if Rapada is out.

  28. blake May 15th, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    I don’t see really any reason to keep them down with the pen as depleted as it is….both guys are close to ready for the big leagues anyway….both guys are unlikely to be in the Yankees rotation long term….get them up to help out until some guys get off the DL.

  29. Rich in NJ May 15th, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    I think they will make a move with Mitchell or Warren if they know for sure if Nova can’t pitch.

  30. ac1 May 15th, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    You can see that he is extremely comfortable pitching in the 9th. Now that he knows the job is his for a while, he will probably get even more comfortable.

    ____

    And if Soriano pitches the 9th well, might as well leave him there when Robertson gets back. Robertson kills it in the 8th, so why mess with it if Soriano is comfortable in the 9th.

  31. djsunyc May 15th, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    there is a black cloud over this team right now…

  32. bruceb May 15th, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    Going to have to save Wade, Soriano and Logan for games we’re leading in the 6th/7th and throw Freddy to the wolves in the games we’re behind in. Sounds as though Robbo will be out for at least a month and we sure as hell can’t keep using this trio night after night.

  33. Against All Odds May 15th, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    Hughes would have to fail miserably to go to the pen.

  34. ac1 May 15th, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    Whatever happened to Tim Norton and Kevin Whelan?

  35. TD213 May 15th, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    This is where the Kontos loss rears its ugly head… he is far better than Epply or any of these short reliever types

  36. Rich in NJ May 15th, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    “Hughes would have to fail miserably to go to the pen.”

    Beyond that, Nova has not pitched well and Pettitte remains a question mark for at least a month.

    So to think about taking Hughes out of the rotation at this point is just crazy.

  37. Captain Clutch May 15th, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    The Yanks better hope that Soriano stays healthy. Something he has had trouble doing the last couple of years.

  38. RadioKev May 15th, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    TD213 May 15th, 2012 at 4:50 pm
    This is where the Kontos loss rears its ugly head… he is far better than Epply or any of these short reliever types
    —————-

    Rears its ugly head! This will be the Yankees undoing!!

  39. randy l. May 15th, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    “there is a black cloud over this team right now…”

    more like grey with scattered showers and intermittent sunshine :)

  40. G. Love May 15th, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    Manny Delcarmen will save us all. Peter Gammons once called him “the best relief pitcher in baseball” while Mo was still Mo. PG wouldn’t steer us wrong, would he?

  41. Yank 97 May 15th, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    At least no one can kill Girardi for punting games when he throws out Garcia, Epply, Rapada, Mitchell, etc. when we’re trailing by a run

  42. Rich in NJ May 15th, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    Baseball is still about having one more run than your opponent at the of the game.

    If their players start hitting in accordance with their career norms (and if their starters consistently go 7), they will have no problem holding the fort for a month.

  43. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 15th, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    JOSH BECKETT IS PITCHING A NO HITTER

    I repeat, JOSH BECKETT IS PITCHING A NO HITTER

    Now, for the hay of it, count the minutes.

    :)

    GO MARINERS!!!

    Later y’all.

  44. randy l. May 15th, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    “You’ll probably take a lot of heat for that line, randy, but I feel the same to some extent.”

    shame spencer-

    there’s something to be said for rooting for the laundry, but the laundry is made up of individual players.

    a guy like cano just isn’t let go because of budget problems.

    if hal can’t figure out a way to keep cano, he really needs to sell the team because the yankees need a caretaker who has the financial ability to run the team in a first class way.

    owners are just caretakers of a long legacy.

  45. Rich in NJ May 15th, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    There is no reason not to keep Cano, and they have the ability to do it.

    But you probably have to forget about Swisher and Martin, which I understand.

    More importantly, start talking to Boras now. That’s the potential blunder.

  46. GreenBeret7 May 15th, 2012 at 5:07 pm

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  47. Yank 97 May 15th, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    I’ll bet Jesus breaks up the no-hitter with a bomb

  48. PittsburghYankeeFan May 15th, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    They are not getting rid of Cano, or probably Granderson.

    There is enough money in the budget to keep both and be under $189 million in 2014. As usual, ARod and Tex’s contracts will kill them, but that’s the way it is. Likely no Mo, no Swisher, no Soriano and no Jeter. That’s $55 million (plus $5 million in fringe for a total of $60 million) right there.

    They need only one year under $189 million, then they can go crazy again. I am not worried.

    Then again, what is the Lohud Yankee blog without some angst?

  49. GreenBeret7 May 15th, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    Yeah, Kontos being in the monor leagues has already cost the Giants at least 10 games.

  50. Rich in NJ May 15th, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    “no Jeter”

    Strongly disagree.

  51. Jerkface May 15th, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    Yeah, Kontos being in the monor leagues has already cost the Giants at least 10 games.

    You’re totes right, GB7, there is no way the Yankees could use a reliever with so many of their bullpen on the DL! You really cut to the core of that issue, in typical fashion even!

  52. jackamir May 15th, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    ManBan slides into rotation and Hughes to the bullpen . Give it a chance!!!! You might catch lightening in a bottle…..

  53. Rich in NJ May 15th, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    Or more likely, you may derailing the development of two starters.

  54. Nick in SF May 15th, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    Round Two goes to Beckett.

  55. jackamir May 15th, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    B/s .He is the best prospect——- Show it..

  56. Against All Odds May 15th, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    Man Ban needs to stay in the minors

  57. Stoneburner May 15th, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    The poetics – hah – the wax – hah – the disinherited false prophet son is now mired in a 3 for 14 slump since Friday – oh these fake Yankees fan boys and their biblical wax poetics for their “Son” and his below .700 OPS – ohhhh the generational guarantees – - – -

  58. CCBiggs May 15th, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    Rich in NJ: Hughes to the pen is NOT crazy! Ask yourself, would the team be better with Freddy in the rotation and Hughes blowing guys away in the 8th inning, or with Hughes in the rotation and Freddy providing zero value in the pen?

  59. Rich in NJ May 15th, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    “B/s .He is the best prospect——- Show it..”

    Because Hughes is pitching so poorly (oh wait, he’s not) or because because Banuelos only pitched 5 innings in his last start, which would do wonders for a thin bullpen?

    BS. Too funny.

  60. Betsy May 15th, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    Well that sucks – Drob could be out awhile

    Sucks about Campos as well as he’s missing valuable experience and innings, which will catch up to him eventually at some point

  61. Duh Innings May 15th, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    PittsburghYankeeFan May 15th, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    They are not getting rid of Cano, or probably Granderson.

    There is enough money in the budget to keep both and be under $189 million in 2014. As usual, ARod and Tex’s contracts will kill them, but that’s the way it is. Likely no Mo, no Swisher, no Soriano and no Jeter. That’s $55 million (plus $5 million in fringe for a total of $60 million) right there.

    They need only one year under $189 million, then they can go crazy again. I am not worried.

    Then again, what is the Lohud Yankee blog without some angst?

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    They’re getting rid of Granderson because he turns 33 on 3/16/14, no way the Yanks give him more than two years i.e. take him past age 35, and no way he accepts a year or two extension or new contract. The Yanks will pick up the 2013 club option on him then trade him this offseason or during 2013. That’s what they should do as he is not worth three or more years and the Yanks can ill afford to risk having another overpaid thirtysomething in the starting nine as they have that in Rodriguez and Teixiera already.

    Jeter will be a Yankee in 2014. No way they are letting go of him, he is signing elsewhere, or he is retiring after next year especially after the way he’s been hitting since he returned from injury last year and you do know he has a player’s option for 2014 right? My guess is he declines it for more money the Yanks will give him. Rivera will be a Yankee in 2014 if he wants to be and will take far less than the $15M salary he’s earning this year to stay on like he will next year.

    $10.25M is off the books for 2013 if the Yanks let Swisher walk, but who takes his place? If it’s Melky Cabrera, it’ll be only $250K of Swisher’s $10.25M off the books as Cabrera will command at least $10M a year / $10M for 2013. $14M is off the books for 2014 if the Yanks let Soriano walk but really that minus X as they’ll need to spend money on a new free-agent reliever to take his place unless you think the Yanks are having an all-homegrown bullpen fo 2014 which I doubt they will have. The only homegrown lock I see for 2014 is Robertson as who knows if Mo will come back in 2014 let alone next year? I think Mo will return but all bets are off on him for 2014. I think he’d come back for 2014, too, cuz why work to come back for one final season? I think he’ll miss baseball so much this year and however long he’s out next year, he’ll want to come back in 2014.

  62. Betsy May 15th, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    I love Freddy, but Freddy was even worse than Hughes was. If you can’t get to the late innings with a lead, what good does Hughes do in the pen? I think Freddy is capable of a lot better, but the moment Phil goes to the pen, that’s it for him as a starter.

  63. Rich in NJ May 15th, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    “JHughes to the pen is NOT crazy! ”

    Yeah, it is. Garcia is irrelevant.

    If the 8th is so important, why do even #4 starters, on average, make so much more money that 8th inning relievers?

  64. RS May 15th, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    we have a championship caliber bullpen just on the DL

    Mo
    Robertson
    Joba
    Aardsma
    Feliciano

    man, that’s rough…the offense really needs to start picking up the pitching more like they did last night

  65. Yank 97 May 15th, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    At least Montero is on the field. More than what can be said for Pineda.

  66. Eroc May 15th, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    “The poetics – hah – the wax – hah – the disinherited false prophet son is now mired in a 3 for 14 slump since Friday – oh these fake Yankees fan boys and their biblical wax poetics for their “Son” and his below .700 OPS – ohhhh the generational guarantees – – – -”

    How dare a young hitter go in a slump in his first MLB season

    Anyway, I love how all these people who are turning against Montero now were probably themselves waxing poetic about his abilities when he was still here, much the same way they are doing so about Mason Williams and Banuelos now

    Doesn’t take a lot for the fans to turn on you in order to defend the organization…

  67. Duh Innings May 15th, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    I meant “however long he’s out next year if he isn’t ready to pitch by Opening Day 2013″.

    Again Granderson turns 33 just before the 2014 season. I just don’t see the Yanks signing him through age 36 or older. As great as he was last year, he still has to play this year and next to show he can get three or more years and quite frankly, I don’t see him producing anywhere close to his 2011 level in 2013-14. He already can’t hit for average and isn’t much of a OBP man. He strikes out a ton and has problems with LHP although he’s been better vs. LHP in recent times. He’s worth more as tradebait than someone you keep long-term. Remember, if you give him three to five years, he’s a Yankee through age 36, 37, or 38. @#$% that, sorry. We’re already (probably) stuck with Teixiera and Rodriguez through ages 36 and 42, respectively. We don’t need another guy in his late 30s making $15M or more a year (no way he’s accepting less than $15M a year.)

  68. bruceb May 15th, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    Francesa makes a good point (steps back in amazement). Why are there more injuries in baseball each and every year? Surely it should be the reverse with modern medicine? Crazy for a no contact sport.

  69. Rich in NJ May 15th, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    The other problem with Granderson is that he would be a LF for much, if not all, of any new contract, and while his bat is very good, it’s worth less in LF.

  70. Yankee Trader May 15th, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    ac1-

    I believe Tim Norton retired due to injuries and remained with the Yankees as a coach? GB could confirm this.

  71. GreenBeret7 May 15th, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    Jerkface May 15th, 2012 at 5:18 pm
    Yeah, Kontos being in the monor leagues has already cost the Giants at least 10 games.

    You’re totes right, GB7, there is no way the Yankees could use a reliever with so many of their bullpen on the DL! You really cut to the core of that issue, in typical fashion even

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    Turn on your tears over the loss of The Great Kontos.

  72. Yank 97 May 15th, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    If they are serious about this new budget, they simply can’t just give Granderson $20+ million from ages 33 on. It’s not smart business – those contracts for older players hardly ever turn out well.

    If Swisher can be had for half the cost, I might go that route.

  73. Yankee Trader May 15th, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    bruceb-

    Can anyone remember baseball players having oblique injuries 4-5 years ago?

  74. GreenBeret7 May 15th, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    Yankee Trader May 15th, 2012 at 5:40 pm
    ac1-

    I believe Tim Norton retired due to injuries and remained with the Yankees as a coach? GB could confirm this.

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    He’s working with the kids at XST and staying in shape, just in case he can give it another try. Will move over to help at the GCL or NY-PN League short season teams when they open.

  75. Nick in SF May 15th, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    “Anyway, I love how all these people who are turning against Montero now were probably themselves waxing poetic about his abilities when he was still here, much the same way they are doing so about Mason Williams and Banuelos now.”

    Have you identified many such people?

  76. GreenBeret7 May 15th, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    Yankee Trader May 15th, 2012 at 5:42 pm
    bruceb-

    Can anyone remember baseball players having oblique injuries 4-5 years ago?

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    They didn’t have obliques before then and nobody had a UCL before Tommy John invented it.

  77. Yankee Trader May 15th, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    This is what AAA SWB has to offer:

    http://www.milb.com/milb/stats.....8;sid=t531

  78. Bret The Hitman May 15th, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    Austin Jackson is turning into quite the CF – leadoff guy for the Tigers.

  79. have a cigar May 15th, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    “Homer, if I could give you my oblique I would.”

    “Shut up, Flanders.”

  80. Nick in SF May 15th, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    “Just 35 games into his Giants’ tenure, Melky Cabrera looks like something more than a one-year rental. He could end up being the great find of 2012, especially if Jonathan Sanchez, whom the Giants traded for Cabrera, keeps pitching like a lost cause in Kansas City.”

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/.....1OHQ54.DTL

  81. GreenBeret7 May 15th, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    Yankee Trader May 15th, 2012 at 5:46 pm
    This is what AAA SWB has to offer:

    http://www.milb.com/milb/stats…..8;sid=t531

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    Whelan, Cedeno and Whitley are the top choices and Venditte and Heyer are both on the DL.

  82. theREALkevin May 15th, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    Yeah Norton retired unfortunately. Just could never stay healthy.

  83. Stoneburner May 15th, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    Yank 97 May 15th, 2012 at 5:35 pm
    At least Montero is on the field. More than what can be said for Pineda.

    ******

    Ahhhh – but a player can do more negative damage to a team on the field than one that is idle – just ask the fake Yankees fan boys as they criticize a Russell Martin and Mark Teixeira constantly – - – - -

  84. Yankee Trader May 15th, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    Dug this up about oblique injury rise in occurrence:

    Sports physician Lewis Maharam, the former president of the New York chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine, says the rise in oblique injuries may be a byproduct of the drug-testing program that MLB and the Players Association first agreed to implement in 2002.

    “My theory is that drug testing in Major League Baseball is working and people are getting away from using illegal steroids,” Maharam says. “They are moving to legal products such as creatine, but they don’t know how to use it in conjunction with their workouts.”

    So which ballplayers have had an oblique muscle injury?

    Albert Pujols
    Alex Rodriguez
    Manny Ramirez
    Chipper Jones
    Tim Hudson
    Chris Young
    Carlos Beltran
    Gary Sheffield
    Paul Konerko
    Bobby Abreu
    Jason Bay
    Andrew Bailey
    Jake Westbrook
    Brandon Inge
    Magglio Ordonez
    Evan Longoria
    Brian Wilson
    Curtis Granderson
    Joba Chamberlain
    Angel Pagan
    Jair Jurrjens
    Jon Garland
    Dioner Navarro
    Erick Aybar
    Freddy Sandoval
    Sergio Mitre
    Rich Harden
    David Eckstein

  85. Melk Man May 15th, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    “Austin Jackson is turning into quite the CF – leadoff guy for the Tigers.”

    Patience is a virtue. Now him and Melky have .900 OPS a few years into their career.

  86. GreenBeret7 May 15th, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    theREALkevin May 15th, 2012 at 5:51 pm
    Yeah Norton retired unfortunately. Just could never stay healthy.

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    Very much like alan Horne and Chris Garcia. Garcia’s doing pretty well as a short reliever with Washington AAA team.

  87. ctyankeefan. May 15th, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    Ortiz just bunted to 3rd for a single and NO ONE was anywhere that area to get him out. Tex really needs to do that every once and a while and Im sure the shift would be cut down. No team wants to get embarrassed to often like that.

  88. bruceb May 15th, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    Wow. That’s quite a list.

  89. Stoneburner May 15th, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    Eroc May 15th, 2012 at 5:36 pm
    “The poetics – hah – the wax – hah – the disinherited false prophet son is now mired in a 3 for 14 slump since Friday – oh these fake Yankees fan boys and their biblical wax poetics for their “Son” and his below .700 OPS – ohhhh the generational guarantees – – – -”

    How dare a young hitter go in a slump in his first MLB season

    Anyway, I love how all these people who are turning against Montero now were probably themselves waxing poetic about his abilities when he was still here, much the same way they are doing so about Mason Williams and Banuelos now

    Doesn’t take a lot for the fans to turn on you in order to defend the organization…

    ***********

    How dare fake Yankees fan boys setup expectations that he would be generational – that he was ready just a few weeks ago to go on a rampage – look it up – - – -

    I also love how supposed fans are now all corporate in how they describe teams – they use words such as organizations, etc. – and then they treat these teams as if it is the government or something – oh how I can say whatever I want and have the “right” to criticize – I will say things about the Yanks that I do not agree with – but when some other $%^%^%$$ says it – you are taking sides against the family – and I am not going to like it – - – -enough with these fake Yankees fan boys whinning and complaining about Hal, budgets, 189 million, who is going to be in the lineup in 2014 (to say nothing of that we are still in in 2012 and have not played 2013 yet) – are we really that bored and ocd to fixate on 2014 at this point – without realizing that so much can happen before then – - – - oh fake Yankees fan boys of this blog – - – - -

  90. Stoneburner May 15th, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    You are either with the team or not – and if the first game you showed up at the new Stadium for this year was the Mariners just to see Montero come to town – you are not a real fan – - – -you are – a fake Yankees fan boy – - – - an elitist who tells other people how to view the team, the prospects – which prospects to look at – and if one of their treasures gets traded (Montero) or does not pan out the way they want him to (Joba) – they look to blame everyone else except for themselves in possibly – just possibly – making the wrong assessment. No – the fake Yankees fan boys cheer for another Yankees team in some other dimension where Montero is catching/DH and Joba is in the rotation – in the mean time – I will watch the real Yankees team and pay attention to all prospects – including Matt Tracy – - – - -

  91. theREALkevin May 15th, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    GB, Good news on Christian Garcia. Always liked him.

    I’d rather have Whelan then Eppley. I know Whelan walks a lot of guys but still. He’s been better with the walks last year and this year in the minors.

  92. ctyankeefan. May 15th, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    Wow Mariners making a handful of bad/sloppy plays, swinging at balls. Theyre just laying down for the Sox and playing like a little league team.

  93. Against All Odds May 15th, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    are we really that bored and ocd to fixate on 2014 at this point

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    Nothing to go with being bored it’s realizing that the team was run a certain way for many yrs and now they are changing the way the operate. Which means they have to be more creative with the moves they make. You have ppl honestly debating if they will let Cano walk. If he does that adversely affects the team. Contrary to popular belief they can’t just plug someone in and keep marching along.

  94. theREALkevin May 15th, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    Stoneburner, you’re a best Yankee fan on the blogosphere. You support all the Yankees prospects more than any Yankee fan in the Yankee universe.

    You are the ultimate Yankee prospect fan. All other Yankee fans are FAKES compared to you bro. You’re the best. You’re the only REAL Yankee fan in the world.

    All Yankee fans bow to Stoneburner, the LoHud Yankee Prospect ****ing lunatic.

  95. PittsburghYankeeFan May 15th, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    A few things to think about:

    The option on Jeter in 2014 is mutual, correct? He will be 41? A contract in the $4-6 million range is more likely. He’s not getting $16 million in 2014. Not from the Yankees.

    Same with Mo. He comes back in 2013 (for a lot less than $15 million), and if he pitches in 2014 (also unlikely, but at 44 who knows) it will be for a lot less than $15 million.

    Granderson will get what the market will bear. They will pick up his option in 2013, and then make a decision then.

    I still think they can save $35-40 million of payroll and sign Cano plus Granderson if they desire.

    The ARod and Tex contracts kill them. $47 million AAV through 2016 for basically a few WAR at that point.

  96. Yankee Trader May 15th, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    Last season, pitchers who injured their obliques and went on the disabled list typically took about 43 days before returning to play compared with 31 days for position players.

    Above From an April 11, 2011 NY Times article:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04.....njury.html

  97. Jerkface May 15th, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    The option on Jeter in 2014 is mutual, correct?

    Incorrect. Player option.

  98. austinmac May 15th, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    Randy,

    If they won’t sign Cano I may strike with you. If they do stick by their announced $189 M goal for 2014-2015 a lot has to give and a number of holes could be created that need filling. They have no positional players(yes, I know) in sight so either trash heap players or others at some cost to play CF, RF,C and 2B. It will be interesting and very likely depressing.

  99. Yankee Trader May 15th, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    New Post——>

  100. GreenBeret7 May 15th, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    Charleston River Dogs

    Lots of Yankees minor league coordinators and instructors are in town this week. Could that also mean a Yankees legendary player might be here this homestand to check out the RiverDogs? We shall see…


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