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Jeter and Cano at the top of the American League lineup

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jul 09, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The top two hitters in the Yankees everyday lineup are starting tomorrow’s All-Star game, but it’s a different combination of Yankees that will hit at the top of the American League batting order. Derek Jeter will take a familiar spot as the leadoff hitter, but this time he’ll be followed by Robinson Cano, not Curtis Granderson. In a power-packed lineup, Granderson will actually be the No. 9 hitter.

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Derek Jeter SS
Robinson Cano 2B
Josh Hamilton LF
Jose Bautista RF
Prince Fielder 1B
Adrian Beltre 3B
David Ortiz DH
Mike Napoli C
Curtis Granderson CF

RHP Justin Verlander

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Carlos Gonzalez DH
Melky Cabrera CF
Ryan Braun LF
Joey Votto 1B
Carlos Beltran RF
Buster Posey C
Pedro Sandoval 3B
Dan Uggla 2B
Rafael Furcal SS

RHP Matt Cain

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94 Responses to “Jeter and Cano at the top of the American League lineup”

  1. sunny615 July 9th, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    This should be an interesting game… but as I said previously – Lincecum (if available) would be high risk, high reward. The Giants have abused him and you don’t know what you’d be getting. But if the asking price were low enough, it’s worth a shot.

  2. blake July 9th, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    Those first 3 could be the 2013 Yankees first 3…..but it wont

  3. yankeefeminista July 9th, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    Mike Ashmore@mashmore98

    That’s it for David Phelps. 6 2/3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 11 K. ELEVEN. FREAKING. K’S. 94 pitches/62 strikes.

  4. blake July 9th, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    Re: Lincecum. Id consider taking on his salary for the rest of this year and next if you didnt have to trade anything to get him…just depends on whether you think the vintage Timmy is still in there…..it may not be…..

  5. blake July 9th, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    Phelps is a good pitcher..

  6. yankeefeminista July 9th, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    Video here: http://thunderbaseball.wordpre.....part-deux/

  7. yankeefeminista July 9th, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    blake July 9th, 2012 at 2:08 pm
    Phelps is a good stahtin’ pitcher..
    ____
    Fixed :)

  8. Villa Nova-Ya July 9th, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    yankeefeminista -

    That line is fantastic.

    I am so bummed that I was not able to go to the game today. It has been a rather rotten summer as far as Life getting in the way of Live Baseball!!!

    11 K’s. Wow.

  9. J. Alfred Prufrock July 9th, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    Nah…Upton doesnt pitch.
    ///

    Oh, but he will, he will.

    If they do turn Sanchez/Mason etc into Upton, they’re not going to waste that arm in the OF. He’ll be sent to Tampa and properly converted to be a starter. It’s only when he doesn’t have instant success that he’ll become the fifth inning setup guy for Joba in the sixth.

  10. J. Alfred Prufrock July 9th, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    yankeefeminista July 9th, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    Mike Ashmore@mashmore98

    That’s it for David Phelps. 6 2/3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 11 K. ELEVEN. FREAKING. K’S. 94 pitches/62 strikes.
    ///

    Phelpsy, Beware.

    Joba was 10.58/9 in 2008.

  11. J. Alfred Prufrock July 9th, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    Cubs scout nestling behind the plate today…

  12. J. Alfred Prufrock July 9th, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    Ashmore needs to be given a real job. The guy’s fantastic.

  13. 86w183 July 9th, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Phelps could step right in if the Yanks decide to move a starter once CC is healthy.

    My guess is it would be Hughes or Garcia depending on how high they are aiming talent wise

    I think CC, Nova and Phelps will be 3/5ths of the 2013 rotation

  14. yankeefeminista July 9th, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Phelps teased Portland, giving up a lead off double and then shut them down. Way to beat up on the Suxers AA team. :)

    The biomechanical approach Peterson uses, in this case in tweaking Bundy’s delivery, is interesting. Wish they’d provide more information in these articles. I’d love to see a photo of a pitcher throwing with all the biomechanical thingies attached.

    http://www.usatoday.com/sports.....56023622/1

  15. yankeefeminista July 9th, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    Villa, I had planned to go, but the Yanks-Sox game with postgame ended too late. I watched some of the live stream though. :)

  16. yankeefeminista July 9th, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Also Pirela has had two homers. JR still trying to find himself at the plate. At my game last week, he had some signature patient JR AB’s though.

  17. yankeepankee July 9th, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Hi folks:

    I can’t stand Mike Lupica. He trashes the Yanks everyday on his radio show and his columns.
    He was at it again today.
    He’s best buddies with Fred and Jeff Wilpon and a Boston College grad, main reasons he’s been trashing the Yankees for the last 20 years.
    But we have a chance to get back at him with immediate gratification.
    He has a radio show on ESPN (1050 am and 98.7 FM) every weekday from noon to 1 p.m. EST. You can also listen online at http://espn.go.com/espnradio/newyork/play.
    And of course, he continues to bash the Yankees – always mentioning payroll, killing A-Rod, saying the Mets are the best New York team etc..blah. blah.
    Let’s all call him at 1-800-919-ESPN (3776) as much as possible and get on his Yankee-hating!
    He’s been flustered by some angry Yank fan calls. We can get him good! Let’s do it!

  18. blake July 9th, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    “Cubs scout nestling behind the plate today…”

    where at….stay away we don’t want Garza or Demptser….peddle your snake oil elsewhere Theo

  19. LGY July 9th, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    @Buster_ESPN Reggie Jackson has basically been benched indefinitely by the Yankees, and told to stay from the team…

  20. randy l. July 9th, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    ” I’d love to see a photo of a pitcher throwing with all the biomechanical thingies attached.”- yankee feminista

    “I thought it was a little different at first,” Bundy said. “I was pitching up there in just sliding shorts, and I was basically naked throwing up there on the mound, had all these things hooked up to me.”

  21. blake July 9th, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    “@Buster_ESPN Reggie Jackson has basically been benched indefinitely by the Yankees, and told to stay from the team…”

    lol good. Stir the drink elsewhere Reggie

  22. J. Alfred Prufrock July 9th, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    blake July 9th, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    “Cubs scout nestling behind the plate today…”

    where at….stay away we don’t want Garza or Demptser….peddle your snake oil elsewhere Theo
    ///

    But you’ll be pleased to know Arizona scouts have been hanging around SI.

  23. blake July 9th, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    Knobler On Tigers, Hamels, Upton, Royals
    By Ben Nicholson-Smith [July 9 at 1:15pm CST]
    Rival executives are divided on what the Tigers need to acquire for the second half of the season, Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com reports. Some say the Tigers need a pitcher, others say they should acquire a second baseman and others believe they don’t need to make a major addition. Here are more of Knobler’s notes, starting with the Tigers:

    Detroit has shown some interest in Matt Garza, but Tigers people suggest a deal is fairly unlikely, according to Knobler. The Tigers don’t seem enthused about the possibility of trading for Marco Scutaro, though they’ve shown some interest in him.
    The Phillies have identified about four teams that would be a fit for Cole Hamels and they’re saying they’d want players who are close to contributing in the Major Leagues. However, the Phillies aren’t ready to deal the left-hander yet.
    Scouts believe the Diamondbacks are serious about listening to offers for Justin Upton.
    The Royals had been considering the possibility of becoming midseason buyers this year. They don’t intend to give Jonathan Broxton or other players away because they “badly want” to win games in the second half, Knobler writes.
    The 43-43 Athletics see themselves as sellers, rather than contenders, Knobler reports. A’s people are hoping Brandon McCarthy pitches well and increases his trade value when he returns from the disabled list.
    Scouts are unimpressed by Cubs pitching prospect Gerardo Concepcion, Knobler notes.

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com

    from the reports on Concepcion it sounds like Kei Igawa is disguised himself as a Cuban and got 6 million bucks out of Theo.

  24. J. Alfred Prufrock July 9th, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    blake July 9th, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    “@Buster_ESPN Reggie Jackson has basically been benched indefinitely by the Yankees, and told to stay from the team…”

    lol good. Stir the drink elsewhere Reggie
    ////

    Well, he should not have shot his mouth off. Alex does not need that from an insider…

  25. blake July 9th, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    “But you’ll be pleased to know Arizona scouts have been hanging around SI.”

    there you go….Dbacks scouts welcome….Cubs scouts hit the road

  26. mick July 9th, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    I like our lineup much better.
    Their pitching looks better than ours.
    Should be interesting in a battle of pitching vs hitting.

    Shame that Met fans are crying about Dickey no -start.

    NOT!

  27. J. Alfred Prufrock July 9th, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    Jacob Turner isn’t ready to ascend I guess

  28. yanks 27 July 9th, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    Yanks are way too sensitive. Reggie’s comments on A-Rod were not even that bad, he just said that the steroids tarnishes some of his records… well duh. Not like he called him a disgrace whose stats should be eliminated from the books and expelled from baseball.

    Yanks can never handle any kind of honesty. They always have to be defensive and reactionary about it.

  29. 86w183 July 9th, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    In essense said that if Alex (or anyone tainted by steroids) got into the Hall no Hall of Famer would attend. That includes him.

    It is totally unacceptable for a Yankee employee to publicly make that pronuoncement AND stir up a sensitive issue on the eve of a Yankees/Red Sawx series.

    Let the self absorbed egomaniac sit in the corner with no one to talk to.

  30. spidanyc July 9th, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    Any prospects in Staten Island worth noting?

  31. J. Alfred Prufrock July 9th, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    yanks27,

    The comments are a bit odd. I agree generally that they are overly sensitive, especially the way they try to control information and pre-empt criticism.

    But whether what he said has merit or not, what I question is the need for him to say it.

  32. JobaTipsHisCap July 9th, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    yanks handle Jackson incident correctly.
    good move.

    of course they should defend their current player, plus jackson used double standard in his comments.

  33. J. Alfred Prufrock July 9th, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    There is some raw young talent in Staten Island, most notably, Ravel Santana. Those kids are years away, though.

  34. blake July 9th, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    “Jacob Turner isn’t ready to ascend I guess”

    I havent seen him but reports are that hes taken a step back…..not missing many bats etc….

  35. blake July 9th, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    Anybody at SI would likely be a 4th player type in an Upton type deal…..

  36. DONNYBROOK July 9th, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Regarding Lincecum, I do believe his New offseason conditioning programing, coupled with his weight loss, have had an impact on his MPH, and his overall performance in general. His slight\fragile frame is obviously rebelling to what he subjected it to, in a Very short period of time. Till he makes adjustments in his offseason conditioning program, and puts some weight back on, you just can Not make a True evaluation of The Freak.

  37. G. Love July 9th, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Justin Upton is worth trading for. The problem is Towers is such a good GM, he’s going to make it hurt. Bad.

    The fact is, the team needs a lower cost replacement for the OF since none are ready on the farm. You figure let Upton spend some time around Jeter and Arod and he’ll calm down some.

    Towers has a chance here to rebuild his club by pitting every team’s farm system against one another.

    I expect something like Mason Williams, Betances, Sanchez or Romine, possibly Bret Gardner if he’s healthy and maybe Phelps.

    I think Manny Banuelos’ arm injury keeps him out of any deal. Maybe.

    Some other team will beat that deal though. They always do. We don’t get these guys anymore. We only get the stealth moves that most people don’t know are being discussed. The high profile trades we seem to come up short on.

  38. J. Alfred Prufrock July 9th, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    blake, heard him mentioned after getting hammered in an outing but that was the last on him.

  39. J. Alfred Prufrock July 9th, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    I do not like that Towers likes Betances. I’m hoping his AAA struggles have scared him off…

  40. LGY July 9th, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    NOVAKAINE back to the Knicks!

  41. 86w183 July 9th, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    I would think Gardner would have to be part of an upton package.

    Gardner, Nunez and Hughes get it done? At this point I think I’d keep Phelps over Hughes if given the choice.

  42. luis July 9th, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    Hello everyone,

    Phelps should be in the rotation in place of Garcia. Scouts from Cubs and Arizona, stay away.

    Nova El Guerrero! per YF ;)

  43. J. Alfred Prufrock July 9th, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    I expect something like Mason Williams, Betances, Sanchez or Romine, possibly Bret Gardner if he’s healthy and maybe Phelps.
    ///

    They’d probably want a good deal more than that. Williams and Sanchez, though, would have to be included.

  44. Shame Spencer July 9th, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    Buster Olney ?@Buster_ESPN

    There is as much anger in NYY organization about what he said regarding Gary Carter and Kirby Puckett as what Jackson said about others.

  45. mick July 9th, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    But whether what he said has merit or not, what I question is the need for him to say it.
    =========================
    That is why he gets the big bucks.

  46. J. Alfred Prufrock July 9th, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    I would part with Gardner in a NY minute. It’s some of the other stuff I have problems with.

    That said, Upton makes the Yankees lineup legit for a deep postseason run.

  47. J. Alfred Prufrock July 9th, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    Nova El Guerrero! per YF ;)
    ///

    It is fitting :)

  48. m July 9th, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    I wouldn’t trade for pitching (Felix) or sign a mega-contract pitcher (Hamels).

    I would l look to replace Swisher, though. I like the guy well enough (and doesn’t he look patient at the plate these days?!). But he deserves more than I/Yankees can offer him.

    I think Upton and Victorino are both change if scenery candidates. Victorino would probably be easier to get. No real baseball for us for the most part this week, but the AL winning the ASG is of great interest for me personally. So I will suffer through the broadcast. Over/under on how many times they mention Boston’s injuries? Probably when Ortiz comes up to the plate. Or how they’ll mention the absence of Pedroia and Ellsbury on the all-star team.

  49. mick July 9th, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    NOVAKAINE back to the Knicks!
    =====================
    why cant this be googled?

  50. ac1 July 9th, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    2013 starting rotation:
    CC
    Nova
    Pettitte
    Hughes?
    Phelps?

    I think Phelps should get a legit chance to start in 2013.
    Curious if Yankees jump to find a trade partner for Hughes while he is showing positive signs?
    I’d feel pretty confident with that starting 5 listed above, but i would assume that wouldnt be nearly enough depth for Cashman to be comfy with.

  51. mick July 9th, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    2013 starting rotation:
    CC
    Nova
    Pettitte
    Hughes?
    Phelps?
    =======
    why no kuroda?

  52. xcv July 9th, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    this just in. big sloppy just told the media he is humiliated and embarrassed by ron washington hitting him 7th in the batting order

  53. ac1 July 9th, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    Gardner, Nunez and Hughes get it done? At this point I think I’d keep Phelps over Hughes if given the choice.
    _____

    Phelps would be cheaper definitely…..

    to my post above, forgot about Pineda too…

  54. ac1 July 9th, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    2013 starting rotation:
    CC
    Nova
    Pettitte
    Hughes?
    Phelps?
    =======
    why no kuroda?

    ____

    Its a thought, but Pettitte will want way more than 2.5 million (he will want kuroda’s contract)…..
    I dont know that Cashman will decide he needs Kuroda if Pettitte is back.

  55. J. Alfred Prufrock July 9th, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    luis,

    Thanks for your thoughtful comments re Betances. My biggest concern at AAA wasn’t even the crazy wildness (which wasn’t normal even for him) but that he wasn’t getting the ball down in the zone. I think we agree we can attribute both, in large measure, to cutting himself off in attempt to accommodate their imperative to shorten his stride.

  56. Ys Guy July 9th, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    what happens at the end of next year when pettitte, jeter and mo all decide they want to stay and want $10+M each?

  57. m July 9th, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    I think Kuroda is back. Maybe Andy. That’s a lot if pitching, but you need depth. Pineda starts out in the minors next season. I know, that’s not a stretch!

  58. luis July 9th, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    That said, Upton makes the Yankees lineup legit for a deep postseason run.

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

    No doubt, but the cost in prospects and treasure to bring him to the team would be prohibitive. It would be shortsighted IMO to gut the farm ( it would take years to rebuild just for one player) and he gets expensive by 2014 ( 14,2 mil) making the payroll more inflexible than it already is, the only way that this salary is great is that he becomes the superstar he is supposed to be. Sure we would improve our chances this next two seasons, but after that?

  59. luis July 9th, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    2013 rotation:

    CC
    Nova
    Hughes
    Pettitte/Kuroda
    Phelps

    Pineda if ready phisically in triple A learning CU and building up confidence

  60. J. Alfred Prufrock July 9th, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    primo, I’m not trading Sanchez/Williams, but Cashman might do it to get a young bat in that lineup. He’d cough up a lot for Upton, I would imagine. They have the arms and BP, but they don’t have the lineup to go three rounds. Upton could change that. I don’t put much stock in his “attitude” issues, but I am concerned about his shoulder.

  61. luis July 9th, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    JAP,

    Agreed on Betances ;)

  62. DONNYBROOK July 9th, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    Tower’s publicly put Upton on the block over a year ago, and obviously was Not offered a package he liked back then. Now, over a year later, the offers are gonna be even Less. The packages you guys are throwing out there are Ridiculously High. Upton’s price should be going Down, Not up, especially when you consider the owner of the D. Backs is Ordering Tower’s to hold this current Auction. Please stop your ridiculous Yankee player package speculations, and for the sake of your families, stay away from any and all poker tables.

  63. yankeefeminista July 9th, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    Phelps postgame interview
    http://thunderbaseball.wordpre.....-comments/

  64. luis July 9th, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    JAP,

    It will happen what I predicted in January. They will need to trade for a bat before the trade deadline. I was afraid about ManBan and Betances then…Now it may mean the whole farm.

  65. luis July 9th, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    BRB

  66. blake July 9th, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    “There is as much anger in NYY organization about what he said regarding Gary Carter and Kirby Puckett as what Jackson said about others.”

    as they should be….I wouldn’t want a representative of my organization saying stuff like that.

  67. J. Alfred Prufrock July 9th, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    luis, maybe we can get a sweetheart deal from Towers, like the one Theo got from San Diego ;).

    Maybe if there was a plan in the works to kick Cashman upstairs and hire Towers, we could, but then of course the league would step in (unlike they did in the Hoyer case).

  68. Shame Spencer July 9th, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    blake July 9th, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    “There is as much anger in NYY organization about what he said regarding Gary Carter and Kirby Puckett as what Jackson said about others.”

    as they should be….I wouldn’t want a representative of my organization saying stuff like that.

    ———————

    Yea, that one was the message I was most satisfied to see.

  69. blake July 9th, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    The Yankees don’t get chances at talent like Upton at age 24…..ever…..and if they get a chance at it later on it costs them 200 million dollars. This is a unique opportunity…..if the Yankees have the chips to get him and don’t pursue it then it’s a mistake IMO.

  70. J. Alfred Prufrock July 9th, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    YF, that was a good interview with Phelps.

  71. blake July 9th, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    Gardner, Betances, Austin, and Santana for Upton and Towers.

  72. blake July 9th, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    AndrewMarchand A source told me that Reggie’s timeout is not a “death penalty” and he will eventually be back with the team.

  73. TD213 July 9th, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    “Gardner, Betances, Austin, and Santana for Upton and Towers.”

    That is too much for a guy making a lot of money with a bum shoulder and maturity questions.

    Substitute Almonte (one of them) for Austin and Warren for Betances and we have a deal

  74. m July 9th, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    There may in fact be attitude issues. But it won’t be an issue if Upton ends up with the Yankees. Guys come here and fly straight. Perfect formation, Blue Pinstriped Angels. ;)

  75. J. Alfred Prufrock July 9th, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    In the That or This Would Never Actually Happen category:

    substitute Phelps for Betances and I’m good to go :D

  76. blake July 9th, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    “That is too much for a guy making a lot of money with a bum shoulder and maturity questions”

    if you can get Justin Upton and keep your best 3 prospects (banuelos, Williams, and Sanchez) then you do that all day and twice on Sundays….plus you’re getting Towers in my suggestion which shows I wasn’t serious…..it’d take more than that in real life.

  77. m July 9th, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    They gave him a “timeout”? Kinda silly. He should be rebuked, but if they’re going to shun him they shoulda did it a long time ago!

  78. J. Alfred Prufrock July 9th, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    “maturity” questions can be a euphemism for someone with an axe to grind.

    What I’ve heard from Upton – a quick intelligence, articulacy and openness – I like. Rah rah types get on my nerves, although I suppose a few of those on a team doesn’t hurt.

    The shoulder and the high cost are what scare me.

  79. Shame Spencer July 9th, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    m July 9th, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    They gave him a “timeout”? Kinda silly. He should be rebuked, but if they’re going to shun him they shoulda did it a long time ago!

    ——————–

    Lol, but you gotta love the Yankees m.. they shunned him privately and made sure to leak the info.

  80. Shame Spencer July 9th, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    “if you can get Justin Upton and keep your best 3 prospects (banuelos, Williams, and Sanchez) then you do that all day and twice on Sundays”

    I agree. And I really like Austin and a few of the other kids… but if you could get Upton, I’d be willing to give up one of the top 3 as well (depending on what else is in the deal, of course).

  81. Melk Man July 9th, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    Phelps is a much better asset than Betances, IMO. Especially if the K numbers are sustainable. He’s only a year older than Betances and is already having success in the majors and is highly polished.

    He might be another Nova, a guy who was supposed to be just a back end guy who outperformed his ceiling.

  82. 86w183 July 9th, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    Reggie is not the kind of guy you treat like an adult.

    I think a “time out” is perfect. Hopefully it last 5 years or so.

  83. Against All Odds July 9th, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock July 9th, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    Odds, Dellin I think is coming out of a frankly aberrant beginning at AAA. For some reason, I feel this setback is actually going to propel him further forward: two steps back, four forward, that sort of thing. The last two starts he’s looked more like himself, and the stuff is nuts.

    Joba, I think, makes more of a case for potentially being a dominant type starter, more than satisfying an notion of depth. Not you, of course, but I do think some just don’t recall how good he was in 2008.

    ——————————

    Sorry for the late reply but yea he was so good in 08 as a starter. Threw hard, went deep into games, and pitched so well. Seems like a distant memory.

  84. DONNYBROOK July 9th, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    Reggie did Not attack Carter or Puckett personally, he simply said he did Not believe they merited The Hall. Putting a muzzle on someone for saying something as tame as that, is absolute Censorship. He said nothing that was derogatory about the Yankee Organization, and should not be subjected to disciplinary action from the Yankee Organization. A-Rod used steroids, and admitted to such, AFTER his name was linked to that failed drug test list. A-Rod and the Yanks are just gonna have to live with the Truth.

  85. Against All Odds July 9th, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    mick July 9th, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    TheDA53 profile

    TheDA53 “@JoseCanseco: I would win the MLB homerun derby tonight if I was given chance” the wisdom of Canseco at its best. Go back to your hole about 1 hour ago · reply · retweet · favo
    ======================
    What a mouth on this guy!
    Canseco was the only honest one of the bunch…

    —————————————

    Smh no he wasn’t.

  86. yanks 27 July 9th, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    If Towers wants Betances, let him have him. I’d be shocked if he still had value as a premier trade chip through, rather than just a 3rd or 4th player in a deal

    If Betances keeps one of the better prospects – Manny, the Charleston trio, , or even a guy like Phelps, out of the deal, I’d do it for sure.

  87. yankeefeminista July 9th, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    I don’t believe for a minute that Nova is outperforming his ceiling. He’s had the plus stuff; it is the harnessing, refining and adding to it and learning how to pitch that has elevated Nova’s game. But he had the stuff in the first place. I like Phelps very much, but he doesn’t have Nova’s upside/talent.

  88. Shame Spencer July 9th, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    Erik Boland ?@eboland11

    Another official said Reggie told to “stay away until this calms down.” also, the “people in the clubhouse don’t want to see him right now.”

    I’m sure he doesnt, but I really wish he meant Derek..

  89. Nick in SF July 9th, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    Which player will appear in a minor league game first in 2012?

    A. Tim Lincecum
    B. Jesus Montero
    C. Neither player will appear in a MiL game in 2012

  90. J. Alfred Prufrock July 9th, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    More like 1.5 years older than Betances. Betances’ “trouble” is he’s on the 40 man and has the rest of 2012 and 2013 to demonstrate he can come out the other end of high maintenance issues. His stuff is better than anyone’s, though, that’s why he’ll probably be traded. Other teams can swipe him for way less than what he’d be worth if he overcomes his delivery inconsistencies.

  91. Nick in SF July 9th, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    oops :arrow:

  92. J. Alfred Prufrock July 9th, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    I like Phelps very much, but he doesn’t have Nova’s upside/talent.
    ///

    Nope. He’s good though. Be a fine No. 4 or 5. We are stacked though. Next year even more so.

  93. jacksquat July 9th, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    If Betances finds command (whether it’s a physical or mental problem), he’s better than any prospect we have. That’s a big “if” though. That’s the problem with a guy like Betances, you are afraid to trade him because of what he could possibly become, but he could also be a big bust.

  94. 86w183 July 9th, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    Donnybrook —-

    Reggie made statements critical of a Yankees player and stirred up a controversial subject the day before a Yankees/Red Sawx series.

    Employers “censor” their employees all the time.

    Reggie has the right to his opinions and comments. The Yankees have the right to tell him we don’t want our employees make such comments about our players.

    Then mentioning a guy who dies a few months ago and several others who are in the Hall just proves when a self aggrandizing bufoon he is.

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