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Pearce takes out in contract, lands in Baltimore

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jun 02, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The Yankees most productive Triple-A hitter has moved on to Baltimore.

First baseman Steve Pearce had a June 1 out in his contract, one that let him leave the Yankees if another team was willing to add him to its 25-man roster. The Orioles wanted him, so they got him. According to Brian Cashman, Pearce’s contract was technically assigned to the Orioles big league roster. It’s not really waiver claim, and not really a trade because the Yankees didn’t get anything in return. He was allowed to leave, so he did.

Pearce was hitting .321/.422/.574 while playing primarily first base, plus a little bit of third base and the outfield.

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57 Responses to “Pearce takes out in contract, lands in Baltimore”

  1. GreenBeret7 June 2nd, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    Oh, the crazy Mets kids.

    Joel Sherman?@Joelsherman1

    Hard to believe dept: I heard Elvin Ramirez,called up yest by #Mets, hurt hamstring diving into Johan no-no pile, likely DL bound. #unreal.

  2. tomingeorgia June 2nd, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    GB7,
    Wonder if young Elvin will ever see the majors again. Sad.

  3. GreenBeret7 June 2nd, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    tomingeorgia June 2nd, 2012 at 2:38 pm
    GB7,
    I wonder if young Elvin will ever see the bigs again. Sad.

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    That’s a tough way to get ML meal money, huh?

    By the way, that first report was from the Yankees’ official site that it was a cash sale of Pearce. Doesn’t make a lot of difference because he wasn’t on the 40 man roster, anyway.

  4. GreenBeret7 June 2nd, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    baltimore DFA’d Bill Hall. Maybe he gives NYYs another try.

  5. yankeefeminista June 2nd, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    Potential trade with Nats of Nik Turley and Nunez for Edwin Jackson and a Charleston OF, as per Norris…

    http://minormatterstrenton.blo.....-nats.html

    Which OF? Not Mason or Austin, I hope. De Leon? Not a fan of this deal.

  6. yankeefeminista June 2nd, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    And Gamel who is on the DL…

  7. J. Alfred Prufrock June 2nd, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    yankeefeminista June 2nd, 2012 at 2:49 pm
    Potential trade with Nats of Nik Turley and Nunez for Edwin Jackson and a Charleston OF, as per Norris…

    http://minormatterstrenton.blo…..-nats.html

    Which OF? Not Mason or Austin, I hope. De Leon? Not a fan of this deal.
    ///

    OMG.

    Stop this guy before he destroys the next 10 years.

  8. GreenBeret7 June 2nd, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    DeLeon would be a possible from Charleston

  9. yankeefeminista June 2nd, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    I wouldn’t want to deal a lefty in Turley and De Leon is starting to find it. I’d love to see him progress. And we could have signed Jackson as a FA for nothing. I hope this rumor isn’t true.

  10. yankeefeminista June 2nd, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    Pruf, as per your yesterday post, Feliz is on 7 day DL.

  11. yankeefeminista June 2nd, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    Ugh, DePaula is pitching in the DSL this season for family reasons. No Staten Island. :(

    Today is DSL opening games. So, we should have boxes at some point.

  12. GreenBeret7 June 2nd, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    Ali Castillo and Casey Stephenson are other infielder/outfielders from Charleston. I could see NYYs moving Sean Black before Turley, though. Nats would need to eat the majority of that contract to include Nunez, though.

  13. J. Alfred Prufrock June 2nd, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    I want to KEEP DeLeon, especially that he’s shortened up his swing. He’s not 24 years old, like Mesa, and has power and a great arm. He’s still a project, but has made strides and is the perfect future RF for the NYY if he can continue to evolve as a hitter.

    Thanks, YF, on Feliz. I put the question to PT and hadn’t checked yet. Any idea what’s wrong with him? I’ll also check to see if Teale responded.

    Jackson is basically Joba Chamberlain, who would have been a better had he been left a starter.

    If they do this, they’re going to spin Hughes or someone else into something else.

  14. GreenBeret7 June 2nd, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    OMG!!!! I doubt Cashman’s going to ruin the farm system for the next year, let alone the next 10 years.

  15. yankeefeminista June 2nd, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    GB, not liking the deal at all if it is Turley, Nunez, De Leon. Also I just heard that Liccien is being converted to pitcher.

  16. ET June 2nd, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    They won’t even offer Jackson arb because they can’t afford it if he accepts

    It is actually quite amusing at this point that they continue to chase their tail trying to acquire yet another pitcher… just never ends… year after year

    Hey Brian, why not actually develop and trust the guys that, you know, you signed/drafted and talk up every spring…

  17. J. Alfred Prufrock June 2nd, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    yankeefeminista June 2nd, 2012 at 2:59 pm
    Ugh, DePaula is pitching in the DSL this season for family reasons. No Staten Island.
    ///

    “Family reasons”? Like, he’s from another family entirely, and his birth certificate is bogus? Again? :D

    Sucks. Was looking forward to seeing him this month.

  18. yankeefeminista June 2nd, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    What’s Jackson’s contract? Another 11 million and a FA next year? I am not getting how that works with the budget unless we are dealing someone.

  19. J. Alfred Prufrock June 2nd, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    . Just keep waving your pom poms while they run the team into the dirt. As long as the FO does it, it’s cool with you cheerleaders here, who have no lives and spend your time shaking your impotent little fists at fellow posters on a GD baseball blog.

    Whatever, loser.

  20. GreenBeret7 June 2nd, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    Liccien was a catcher, wasn’t he? Only saw him a couple of times in the GCL. Not all that impressive with the bat. Don’t remember him having a particulary rocket arm behind the plate.

  21. yankeefeminista June 2nd, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    Pruf, I don’t know why about De Paula re: family, but I do know he has some work to do after the long layoff, so maybe that is also a factor. No idea about Feliz…

  22. yankeefeminista June 2nd, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    GB, yes. I always heard he was mlb ready on the defensive side, but yeah, no bat whatsoever. I read he is sitting 91-93, so maybe that arm can be put to a new and productive use. :)

  23. yankeefeminista June 2nd, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    I want to see the DSL rosters, don’t know if what they have now is current. Exciting that we can at least follow stats, but really unhappy that we won’t get to see De Paula this year.

  24. J. Alfred Prufrock June 2nd, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    pitcher… just never ends… year after year

    Hey Brian, why not actually develop and trust the guys that, you know, you signed/drafted and talk up every spring…
    ///

    Nope. No can do. Turned a rich man’s Edwin Jackson into a sixth inning guy, because, y’know, why fight it: he’s got that “reliever mentality.”

    Ladies and gentlemen: Mike Francesa is basically running your favorite baseball team. Like Mike, these guys go for the diehard cliches without qualifiers: “pitching wins” and the like.

  25. J. Alfred Prufrock June 2nd, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    yankeefeminista June 2nd, 2012 at 3:06 pm
    Pruf, I don’t know why about De Paula re: family, but I do know he has some work to do after the long layoff, so maybe that is also a factor. No idea about Feliz…
    ///

    About to check if Patrick has any response on my “inventory” query.

  26. GreenBeret7 June 2nd, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    With a family issue, it could be a parent dying or wife/girlfriend having a baby. Maybe half of the family is dying and the other half having a baby.

  27. Ys Guy June 2nd, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    i havent been here in a couple of weeks. last time i was here, this had pretty much turned into an orioles blog. what happened? now the birds are taking yankee castoffs to replace yankee castoffs and nosediving in the standings…

  28. yankeefeminista June 2nd, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    Here is DSL 1 roster with De Paula on it; I don’t know if it is updated: http://www.milb.com/milb/stats.....8;sid=milb

  29. tomingeorgia June 2nd, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    GB7,
    No levity permitted here, only high dudgeon over what may or may not happen in 3-5 years. Got it?

  30. Dean Winters June 2nd, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    Hey Brian, why not actually develop and trust the guys that, you know, you signed/drafted and talk up every spring…

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    And he’ll do it again next spring too rattling off every stat he can think of

  31. rr212 June 2nd, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    Edwin Jackson is pretty much another AJ. I really hope this isn’t true.

  32. J. Alfred Prufrock June 2nd, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    Jackson shows dip in velocity. Higher FB rates, too. Wonderful.

  33. J. Alfred Prufrock June 2nd, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    I really, really, really don’t wish to see Kelvin DeLeon exit the organization. Cashman, OTOH….

  34. LockDown June 2nd, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    If this “rumor” is true about a nats pitcher (Jackson?) I imagine someone would have to leave the rotation. have they given up on Hughes, unsure of Nova? Wonder if this would involve a trade of Hughes or even Nova, turning one of them in a relief pitcher or maybe sending Nova down (unlikely).

    what about our young arms, they won’t get a shot ( i guess) :?

    Also, I think Garcia’s days are numbered if they could trade him.

  35. J. Alfred Prufrock June 2nd, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    rr – Used to be you thought you could dismiss the ridiculous and say ‘nah, we’d never do that.’ Can’t say that any more.

    But until there’s anything of substance, I’m not going to worry about it. After their January fiasco, anything is possible.

  36. blake June 2nd, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    Wouldnt mind renting Jacksok fir thr rest of the year if the price fair…..none of their top 10 guys

  37. jmills June 2nd, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    Batista almost had his second – gotta’ run to a buddy’s surprise B-day ( Big Rush fan and I have some old concert programs he’s going to go bananas over – I like to bug him The Police were / are the real deal ) – one final note ,…..the Babe’s first professional homer was in T.O. – slap me if I’m wrong – J

  38. Ys Guy June 2nd, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    im really worried about deleon, too, and i’m concerned that we may lose the guy selling peanuts in section 327, he brings alot of organizational depth. and that elevator repair guy from hartford, a big asset, gotta keep him away from the socks…

  39. yankeefeminista June 2nd, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    It’s just a rumor; doesn’t mean it is true or that we are offering Turley and Nunez. But Nats will likely be moving a pitcher at some point… But 11 million more doesn’t make sense to me…

  40. blake June 2nd, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    But I really dont trust them to trade for pitching anymore…..

  41. blake June 2nd, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    Theyd only be paying a pro rated 11 million for this year…..he just signed a one year deal right ….

  42. rr212 June 2nd, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    Same here JAP. Its out of our control.

  43. yankeefeminista June 2nd, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Yeah, one year deal. True, it’s prorated.

  44. yankeefeminista June 2nd, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    No international draft for 2013? Awesome. :)

  45. Carlo June 2nd, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    Is it modestly annoying for anyone else here that sabathia and doubrant have similar #s but very different compensation?

  46. yankeefeminista June 2nd, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    Link: http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/.....-2013.html

  47. yankeefeminista June 2nd, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    Carlo, nope.

  48. ron June 2nd, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    The Genius Maker June 2nd, 2012 at 10:11 am
    Take a look at CC’s OPS and WHIP going up this year. This is definitely been his weakest year in the past 7 or 8.
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    Must be the intangible catcher.

  49. tomingeorgia June 2nd, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    Carlo,
    Me, neither.

  50. Dean Winters June 2nd, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    Carlo June 2nd, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    Is it modestly annoying for anyone else here that sabathia and doubrant have similar #s but very different compensation?

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    No why would it

  51. yankeefeminista June 2nd, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    ron June 2nd, 2012 at 3:37 pm
    The Genius Maker June 2nd, 2012 at 10:11 am
    Take a look at CC’s OPS and WHIP going up this year. This is definitely been his weakest year in the past 7 or 8.
    ————————————————————————————————————————-

    Must be the intangible catcher.
    _______
    CC? His WHIP is the same as last year’s. 1.24 this year; 1.23 last year.

  52. Ys Guy June 2nd, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    when dubront has 120 wins he can cash in, too, that’s the way it works…

  53. GreenBeret7 June 2nd, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    Carlo June 2nd, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    Is it modestly annoying for anyone else here that sabathia and doubrant have similar #s but very different compensation?

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

    When Doubrant puts up 19-20 wins, 225 innings, 230 strikeouts and a 3.00-3.20 ERA just once, let alone, multiple years, let me know.

  54. yankeefeminista June 2nd, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    lineup is up: :arrow:

  55. ET June 2nd, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    I remember Cashman said they had 3 guys in AAA (referencing Phelps, Warren, Mitchell) who would all be in “25″ rotations in baseball.

    Last year he said Noesi would be a #3 starter on most teams in baseball, but he is their 6th starter. But hey, we can always get Edwin Jackson on a 1 yr/$12 mil deal for some high ceiling prospect.

  56. Ys Guy June 2nd, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    cc never has his best months in april and may. summer is his time. right about this time he starts ripping off the wins one after the other.

  57. Carlo June 2nd, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    Good, glad that only bothers me.

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