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Teixeira going for tests on injured wrist

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jul 30, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Mark Teixeira hurt his left wrist on that diving play in the seventh. He is going for tests tomorrow and Joe Girardi called it a big concern.

More later…

 
 

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140 Responses to “Teixeira going for tests on injured wrist”

  1. DONNYBROOK July 30th, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    The question with Morneau, would be how much of his contract would the Twinks eat.

  2. NYY fan in NH July 30th, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    Oh man, how the season can turn just like that. Without Tex, i really don’t think the Yanks can withstand that.

  3. Carlo July 30th, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    Forget morneau. Not happening.

  4. JobaTipsHisCap July 30th, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    Cano sucks.

  5. Hassey July 30th, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    The good news is that they?ve still had a puncher?s chance in all these games?the bad news is that they?ve only had a puncher?s chance in all these games. With or without their A-lineup, we know what we’re in for the next 3 months. Injuries or not

  6. austinmac July 30th, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    Still no money to spend. Here comes Cust.

  7. mick July 30th, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    Now watch the Tex love overflow…..for those who hated him, STFU, as Luis would say….

  8. Captain Clutch July 30th, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    Cashman has to make a move to help the offense this year and the next couple of years. He has to stop ignoring the obvious. The middle of the order keeps getting shorter and shorter the last couple of years and it hasn’t been addressed. This isn’t the lineup from ’09 with clutch Damon and Matsui. Cashman better come up with a player by tomorrow and actually use some of his prospects and stop being a hoarder. Other GM’s make moves and Cashman continues to complain about prices.

  9. mick July 30th, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    Still no money to spend. Here comes Cust.
    =========
    Or Branyan.

  10. Yank1 July 30th, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    Bottom line is that we need to dip into the minors and find our own Pedro Ciraco to carry us.

    And it also means the pitching needs to step up, which means that our f’n ace can’t give up 6 runs to a depleted Red Sox team at home.

  11. Marcus July 30th, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    ugh

  12. Villa Nova-Ya July 30th, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    NYY fan in NH -

    That’s where I’m at with this right now. They’ve weathered a lot of storms but at some point you’re down to a tattered umbrella, ya know?

    But on the other hand, if they can weather this (and Tex will miss some games at least), it will make winning all the sweeter once they get out of the slump.

    Can they put Swisher at 1st? Keep Ichiro in right? The only concern I have is AJones cannot play the field anymore. He should not be out there at all.

    Chavez is going to have to be handled carefully. they are so lucky he has worn this well so far.

  13. Yank1 July 30th, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    Hal is content being one and done. Like someone said earlier today, he is the new Frank McCourt. This team is in very bad shape moving forward with that kind of lackadaisical commitment from ownership where playoff contention and ticket sales are the main goal.

    Bring back Hank and put him in charge, at least he had a desire to win and entertain like his dad

  14. TheStraw July 30th, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    Branyan hasn’t been playing much lately, I wonder if his back is acting up.

  15. nhyankeefan July 30th, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    Captain Clutch….no doubt he has to act…too many preseason bench players in the lineup…he has to make a move for Offense, stop complaining about $$$ and holding onto the terrible Betances and make a move otherwise he will wonder why they are out in 1st round again when CC gets outpitched by Weaver or Verlander

  16. Yankee Trader July 30th, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    I would think the Yankees got X-Rays in the clubhouse tonight. If so, they would already know if there’s a break. I never saw the play he was injured on.

  17. Hassey July 30th, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    one thing about the 2012 team – there is a sense of comfort in knowing that every win plays out the same way and every loss plays out the same way

  18. bruceb July 30th, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    Thought Branyan was injured?

  19. Tabbert July 30th, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    got HEEEEEEEEEEM

  20. DONNYBROOK July 30th, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    If Hal feels the season is in Jeopardy, he Must expand the payroll.

  21. mick July 30th, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    If so, they would already know if there’s a break.
    ==========================
    You have to assume so.

  22. JobaTipsHisCap July 30th, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    no need to buy expensive players.
    As a company, Yankees actually lost money in last season.

  23. Chambliss July 30th, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    This team is looking old and brittle all of a sudden.

    Cano needs to get going. He is trying to pull everything.

    If tex is out, time to put Ichiro back at leadoff.

    A few wins out west and against the sox and this team would have been in the drivers seat. A few more losses and they are going to be in a dog fight with Boston and Baltimore.

  24. Jerkface July 30th, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    The play didn’t look bad at all.

  25. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 30th, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    Why don’t we just wait and see what happens instead of imaging all kinds of horrible things. We heard that Cashman had asked the Mariners for Brendan Ryan, and that was before this happened to Tx.

    Nobody’s thrilled about Tex getting hurt and the Yanks slump, but it isn’t the end of the world. I would feel positive that Cashman is on the phone. In fairness he should have information on Tex before he does anything about 1B. Not his fault about the timing.

  26. shaman1993 July 30th, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    They’re not worried about a break. They are worried about ligaments…Hopefully, it’s just a sprain and nothing more

  27. Jerkface July 30th, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    As a company, Yankees actually lost money in last season.

    That is just accounting magic. If anyone thinks the Yankees really lost money they are daft.

  28. DONNYBROOK July 30th, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    The silver lining is that there is time to plug the holes. TEX has this happen on Wed and the Yanks are screwed.

  29. Tabbert July 30th, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    Maybe we could hear what tex has to say? i mean… if he says he is some serious pain then we might have a more clear idea. Hopefully we get something from the post game.

  30. Captain Clutch July 30th, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    So now Girardi isn’t sure if Tex had an mri tonight? It seems like he is never honest about injuries and then gets himself introuble. Unless it’s a major injury and Cashman wants to keep it private until after the trade deadline tomorrow.

  31. 4time July 30th, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    They might as well just stand pat and ride out the season and hope they don’t historically squander away this big division lead, and hope once they get to the playoffs, they can win a couple of games and then re-assess in the winter.

  32. blake July 30th, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    if Tex is going to be out then go get Choo….move Swish to 1B. They needed a bat before Alex and Tex got hurt…..now they really need one

  33. NYY fan in NH July 30th, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    Tex has been the most clutch and leads the team with rbi’s. If he’s out, you can’t just throw a Cust or Branyan there. That’s like plugging a gushing leak with toothpaste. Unless you got Flexseal. Liquid rubber in a can.. sorry had to make light of this terrible, crappy team ..

  34. DONNYBROOK July 30th, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    You get into ligaments, and it’s akin to what A-Rod went through with his thumb. It takes Total inactivity and time to heal.

  35. Jerkface July 30th, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    Brendan Ryan is hitting .196 .288 .288 .575 and Seattle didn’t want to part with him.

    Which is funny and sad. Funny that the Mariners didnt want to let him go. Sad that the Yankees wanted him.

  36. Captain Clutch July 30th, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    Reed Johnson was just traded to an unknown team. He would be a good right handed bat for the Yanks to platoon with Ibanez. But I doubt Cashman was able to pull that out of his hat.

  37. Hassey July 30th, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Bring back Tino

  38. Captain Clutch July 30th, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    lol…the new Kevin Brown
    ————–

    alexspeier [Ryan] Sweeney punched a door returning to dugout after last at bat and injured knuckle of left pinkie. Will need x-rays

  39. mick July 30th, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    Who draws these baseball scripts up?
    Our 1B goes down at the trading deadline and all bets are off.
    All prices rise as inflation hits overnight or should we say supply and demand…

    Or is he hurt at all?

    Find out tomorrow on “As The Yanks Turn.”

  40. DONNYBROOK July 30th, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    The Yanks have a pretty good idea Right Now what the extent of TEX’s injury is. That is why Girardi said “BIG concern”.

  41. Yankee Trader July 30th, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    Branyan on the 7 day DL with?

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

  42. austinmac July 30th, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    They will not know about Tex in time to act even if they willing. If they need a replacement from elsewhere it will need to be a waiver deal. Morneau would likely clear, but that’s not happening at his cost or anything close.

  43. Villa Nova-Ya July 30th, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    Joba coming back should help out the bullpen end of things. The starters haven’t been awful.

    The problem is the offense being able to get that just one hit.

    Not sure they’ll be able to pick someone up within the parameters they set that could have any impact there.

  44. bruceb July 30th, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    Yanks are an old team. Old players get injured and take longer to heal. What this team desperately needs is an injection of youth and energy, but from all I read on this blog, it isn’t coming any time soon from our farm system.

  45. DONNYBROOK July 30th, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    Reed Johnson is a band aid. The Yanks need full time, middle of the order stick.

  46. blake July 30th, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    if the injuries push Cashman to do something then maybe it’ll be good in the long run….maybe he’ll add a piece they need anyway and then when everyone gets healthy they’ll be better overall…..but I doubt they do anything.

  47. Captain Clutch July 30th, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Mark Feinsand?@BloggingBombers

    Teixeira said he felt the wrist issue yesterday but tried to play through it. The dive on his wrist made it a little worse. MRI tomorrow.

  48. Abomb82 July 30th, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Give up Betances, Nunez, Bichette, and Marshall for Choo.

    Cashman cannot let the deadline pass without adding some talent to the team.

  49. Hassey July 30th, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Steve Balboni waiting by his phone

  50. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 30th, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    “The silver lining is that there is time to plug the holes. TEX has this happen on Wed and the Yanks are screwed.”

    To quote Benjamin Franklin, Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen.
    Keep in the sunlight.

    Keep in the sunlight Yankee fans. Good things happen all the time. The Yankees will find answers.

  51. blake July 30th, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    soto got traded as well…wonder where he’s going

  52. Captain Clutch July 30th, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    Reed Johnson is a band aid. The Yanks need full time, middle of the order stick.
    ————

    We all know that a deal for a big player isn’t happening. So I was talking about someone that is actually possible.

  53. yankeefeminista July 30th, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    JF, I liked Gardy’s approach in the playoffs, and he hits righties fairly well, but he’s only a 102 OPS+ vs. righties career-wise. And he hasn’t had the same success leading off for whatever reason. In over 400 AB’s he has a 91 OPS+ batting first. \

  54. Captain Clutch July 30th, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    This might be good news….
    ————–

    Meredith Marakovits?@M_Marakovits

    Teixeira likely out tomorrow more discomfort than major pain… Actually Hirt it swinging yesterday … Added level on concern low

  55. Pat M. July 30th, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    Yanks are going to go as far as their pitching takes them……..Face, your points are well taken , however, you seek perfection and near impossible balance……..I hit for a .383 clip in the minors, but lefties just ate me up………Cox never patooned me because the drop off wasn’t that bad I suppose…….Chipper Jones and his .305 ( ? ) lifetime ba is the same from both sides of the plate…….Not too many of those type of career hitters

  56. bruceb July 30th, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    Add Markakis to the Yankee killers. He always seems to do damage against us.

  57. mick July 30th, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    Tex up next…

  58. Abomb82 July 30th, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    Yanks are going to go as far as their pitching takes them

    ————–

    I wouldn’t put it past this group to lose a few 3-2, 4-3 games in the playoffs. Can’t expect the starters to be perfect. CC’s postseason record is awful.

  59. jc in tw July 30th, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    Andrew Marchand ?@AndrewMarchand
    X-Ray on Teixeira was negative. MRI tomorrow. Tex’s level of concern was low, but, at best, is out for tomorrow.

    good news

  60. Captain Clutch July 30th, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    Tim Brown?@TBrownYahoo

    Soto has been traded to Rangers.

  61. mick July 30th, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    like Pat M sez:

    Tex haters are cringing right about now.

  62. yanks 27 July 30th, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    JackCurryYES
    As Yanks wonder about Teixeira’s wrist, its worth noting that 3B-1B Brandon Laird is .250, 12 HRs, 61 RBI at AAA. Has 40 xbase hits.

  63. blake July 30th, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    The starting pitching has been really pretty darn good the last 2 weeks….they have lost games because of their bullpen and because of their offense

  64. Hassey July 30th, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    Jack Clark might still look good in pinstripes at 1B and hitting 4th,

  65. Captain Clutch July 30th, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    With Tex at least it’s not broken. Now hopefully he didn’t tear anything.

  66. DONNYBROOK July 30th, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    Girardi said “Big concern”. He is Not one for hyperbole. I believe Morneau is a legit possibility. Twinks will eat part of his contract and want a MLB ready SP\Phelps?

  67. yankeefeminista July 30th, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    Teix is not “crazy concerned” and hopes it is “just a couple of days.”

  68. Yankee Trader July 30th, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    Pat M-

    Reed Johnson might be a band aid, as someone said, but he has hit lefties and righties consistently well for years. Another cheap option that the Yankees might pursue is Willie Bloomquist.

    To get someone like Choo, who the Indians don’t even need to trade now, you might have to take on a salary dump

  69. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 30th, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    Tex sounds hopeful. That’s a good thing.

  70. Hassey July 30th, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    you can’t predict baseball, you just can’t, and anyone who tell syou they can is a liar..the Yanks have no kick coming to them

  71. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 30th, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    “The starting pitching has been really pretty darn good the last 2 weeks….they have lost games because of their bullpen and because of their offense”

    And their defense blake.

  72. DONNYBROOK July 30th, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    Soriano also is a legit possibility if both TEX and A-Rod are outta the order for a prolonged length of time.

  73. mick July 30th, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    “guarded optimism”
    let’s enjoy the cushion…

  74. Jerkface July 30th, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    .Face, your points are well taken , however, you seek perfection and near impossible balance

    Its not asking the impossible because the point is that Tex WAS that kind of hitter in 2009 and prior to that in his career! The consternation you seem to read as outright dismissal is related to the sudden and precipitous drop in production from the left side of the plate that has plagued Tex since 2010. I defended him a lot on here, because in 2010 he hurt his knee which affected him from the left side more than the right. Unfortunately it has carried over to 2011… and now 2012.

    This would not be a problem if Tex wasn’t paid 23 million dollars for 8 years based on expected equal production. If anything you’d expect him to do better vs righties because of NYS but that hasn’t been the case.

    2009 Tex was great, wish we had more of that guy. As it stands he is a good 12-15 million a year player as he currently stands.

  75. blake July 30th, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    “And their defense blake.”

    eh somewhat yea….but mostly because they can’t hit. Their starting pitching has been consistently pretty good.

  76. yankfan July 30th, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    this team needs trades

    exposed against oak bos and balt

    must trade for a bat

  77. G. Love July 30th, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    Love the black & white way the so-called “positive” fans in here see everything. You either love a player or you hate them. Discussing their flaws, flaws that apparently their coaches and front office agreed with, are akin to dragging the player out into the street and stoning them.

    It must be nice to live in judgment of people and only see 2 shades.

    Anyone who has criticized Teixera for his LH batting isn’t jumping for joy right now but they’re also not weeping at a cathedral screaming “God, why?!!!!”

    If he’s hurt it’s a huge loss defensively and it’s a big loss against LHP. Against RHP, he’s a slugger and a guy like Cust I bet could match his offensive output against RHP.

    The Yankees can weather his loss. They have Swisher who can play a good 1b.

    What they can’t do is put their head in the sand and say, “hey, we win a lot more than we lose so we don’t need any help!”

    They need bats. The offensive mythology this team is built on is boom or bust.

    Either they address the issues with this offense or they really just roll the dice, close their eyes and hope pitchers throw then enough cookies to win a title.

    They need bats.

  78. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 30th, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    Agree about their SP. I’m just thinking about the drop by Curtis, the strange route by Jones, the drop by Ibanez, and a few other things. And I’m not cracking on these guys. Just point out that those defensive plays could have been the difference between wins and losses. And things wouldn’t look/feel quite so bleak. As you know all it takes is a win to forget a loss.

  79. Yankee Trader July 30th, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    Brandon Laird has been playing mostly 1st base lately with Cust as DH.

    Wasn’t the Dodgers Giants, Pirates, Tigers or Indians on Reed Johnson

  80. DONNYBROOK July 30th, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    Cubs are willing to eat the bulk of Soriano’s contract, making him attractive to the Bean Counters.

  81. Hassey July 30th, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    good thing for that Nix double in Seattle or we’d be sending up the Bat Signal right now. It’s really hard to fathom the utter RISP collapse of this year’s team…completely unforseeable…bad with runners on? Ok, I’ll take it…you can’t be on top every year…but putrid to the point of itcosting you games every week? Never imagined it for a second

  82. blake July 30th, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    Jon Morosi ?@jonmorosi

    Maholm and Johnson close to being traded to #Braves.

  83. RSM July 30th, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    No Soriano!
    Another hitter that either homers or strikes out is the last thing this team needs.

  84. DONNYBROOK July 30th, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    TEX is Always optimistic. He downplayed that throat thing he had going when the season started.

  85. mick July 30th, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    unless they get a sweetheart deal they are going to get held up.
    no more steals like ichiro.
    even a victorino or pierre would cost major prospects.
    gonna be an interesting overnight for Cash…

  86. blake July 30th, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    good deal by the braves depending on what they gave up….

  87. yanks 27 July 30th, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    DKnobler

    Jacob Brigham goes to Cubs in Soto trade

  88. Jerkface July 30th, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    And you’re right that a lot of guys in the majors are platoon hitters, but find the guys who get paid elite money who are only really above average vs lefties. Its usually the other way around and Te has really fallen off a cliff vs righties. Jeter was always better vs lefties but still held up very well against righties until 2010. A-rod crushed both sides equally up until 2009.

  89. Pat M. July 30th, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    Face…….I remember you posting a piece on the Madden shift and it’s effects…….Doesn’t Texeria lose 4 hits a month due to the shift ???? And that’s conserative, but if true that’s at least 20-24 hits a season……And that’s the difference from being a .290-.300 hitter…….

  90. Yankee Trader July 30th, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    Braves got Reed Johnson and Paul Maholm

  91. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 30th, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    G. Love, it appears they realize that. We already heard Cashman went after a Mariners player they were unwilling to give up.

    Stay tuned.

    Now is the time for all good Yankee fans to remain calm and let things play out.

    As the saying goes, who can add an hour or her or his life by worrying? Especially about something over which you have no control?

    It’s baseball. It’s the Yankees. I wouldn’t worry. Seriously. This isn’t their first rodeo. They’re paid to worry about these things. We’re not.

    :)

  92. Hassey July 30th, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    once the Tex injury made the wire & Twitter feeds, Cashman was spotted bolting with his pants around his knees out the back door of the hotel/motel off I-95 is Bridgeport..phones at each ear

  93. Chambliss July 30th, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    Another vote for Tino. Or maybe posada wants to play first

  94. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 30th, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    Happy for Maholm. I hope it works out for him.

  95. blake July 30th, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    Marc Carig ?@MarcCarig

    X-Rays negative for Teixeira, who originally hurt his wrist last night on a swing against Doubront. He dove, landed on it, and made it worse

  96. yankfan July 30th, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    trade is needed

    wake up cash

    no need to hoard prospects

    prospects are overrated, how are the killer bs doing?

  97. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 30th, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    mick – if Tex is going to be good to go – and if does sound hopeful – their needs shift. Whatever Stealth Cashman has been working on is what he should continue to work on IMO.

    No need for panic buttons. We don’t get to push them anyway!

    :)

    The sun will come up tomorrow, according to my local forecast. That ‘s a good start. Maybe by the morning there will be a new addition to the Ys. Maybe not.

    Time for some DVRd olympics. Get some rest will ya?

  98. jr1212 July 30th, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    Hassey July 30th, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    “once the Tex injury made the wire & Twitter feeds, Cashman was spotted bolting with his pants around his knees out the back door of the hotel/motel off I-95 is Bridgeport..phones at each ear”

    This is wrong but I laughed

  99. Yankee Trader July 30th, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    Pat M-

    If you can get this weeks USA Sports Weekly there is a good article on the Maddon shift. Maddon uses the shift has his pitchers keep the ball inside and moves his middle infielders as the pitcher is releasing the ball, although he basically denies that. Ortiz surmised that he loses 40 hits/year to the shift and has had to make adjustments to overcome it.

  100. Jerkface July 30th, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    remember you posting a piece on the Madden shift and it’s effects…….Doesn’t Texeria lose 4 hits a month due to the shift ???? And that’s conserative, but if true that’s at least 20-24 hits a season……And that’s the difference from being a .290-.300 hitter…….

    I’m sure he loses hits due to the shift, but Ortiz managed to work his way around it and if he is going to be so easily beaten by a simple defensive alignment then signing him to his huge contract was a pretty big miscue. Because he went from being Mark Teixeira vs righties to being a slightly better Rob Deer. For the last 3 seasons he is only 20 points of average off of Rob Deer’s career line vs righties. He is of course more valuable due to hitting against lefties and playing great defense, and no can impugn his character or his hustle.

  101. blake July 30th, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    Jerry Crasnick ?@jcrasnick

    #Cubs are getting two minor league pitchers in Maholm-Johnson deal, source says. Not in the Minor-Delgado-Teheran-Gilmartin group.

  102. Jerkface July 30th, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    Ortiz has hit .290 or better vs righties the past 3 seasons, and that is with the shift. Scary to think if he lost 40 hits a year to the shift.

  103. Hassey July 30th, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    has the time ever been more right for a Yankee-Met trade?

  104. Jerkface July 30th, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    has the time ever been more right for a Yankee-Met trade?

    Did you mean more Wright?

  105. Pat M. July 30th, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    Face…….Ortiz plays in Fenway Park….Stop with the Rob Deer comparisions……..Whatever and however you move the numbers around the bottom line is this…….Baring a seriious injury, Mark Texeria is going to Cooperstown

  106. Hassey July 30th, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    heard Bobby V. took BP last night at YS…maybe the Sox would send him here in exchange for Phelps, to play 3B when Chavy needs a breather

  107. theREALkevin July 30th, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    We’ve seen Brandon laird already. Yawn. No thanks

  108. Jerkface July 30th, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    .Stop with the Rob Deer comparisions……..Whatever and however you move the numbers around the bottom line is this…….Baring a seriious injury, Mark Texeria is going to Cooperstown

    But look at the lines, Pat.

    .220 .324 .442 .766
    vs
    .238 .336 .454 .790

    Isn’t it eye opening to see how only marginally better Teixeira is from the left side than Rob Deer? And his future enshrinement doesn’t help the Yankees win baseball games, think that should be obvious. This isn’t a video game where having a hall of famer grants a tangible bonus to your batting abilities.

    As for Ortiz, from 2010 to 2012 he has hit: .296 .391 .558
    .284 .355 .482 vs lefties, .302 .409 .598 vs righties.

    He has hit .283 .383 .586 vs righties on the road. .244 .304 .378 vs lefties on the road. He can still crush righties on the road.

  109. Yankee Trader July 30th, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    JF-

    Ortiz has obviously adapted to the shift, and at home in Fenway is strong enough to take any mistake outside pitch off or over the green monster. The article said that Maddon uses the shift 40% more than the runner up team-the Orioles. Thats 38 games a year Tex and other AL East hitters will face the shift.
    The article also mentioned that the Rays GM has put thier budget into a team of analysts who have honed the shift.

  110. Pat M. July 30th, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    Boby V was a hell of a ballplayer before he destroyed his knee

  111. Jerkface July 30th, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    The article also mentioned that the Rays GM has put thier budget into a team of analysts who have honed the shift.

    I’d believe it. The rays shifts always seem to work, and the Yankees attempts always appear amateur but that may be some memory bias coming into play where I’m remembering the times the Yankee shifts fail. I feel like the Yankees probably don’t get down as far into it as the Rays. And if you half ass a shift you’ll end up getting bit by it.

  112. Jerkface July 30th, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    YT, fenway seems to help him a lot vs lefties. Being able to take anything a lefty pitches away to the monster probably helps a lot at home.

  113. Pat M. July 30th, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    The shift is all about pitch location

  114. theREALkevin July 30th, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    Cano is killing the Yankees right now. His approach is god awful. Swinging at everything. I still don’t think your team is winning a World Series with Cano as your best hitter. He’s not the anchor of a lineup. He’s a very good player, possibly even hall of fame, but it’s too much to ask of him to carry a team. He’s better off as like the 2nd best hitter at least. And he’ll never reach his full potential cuz his approach will get awful like right now, and the mental mistakes always rear their ugly head with him.

    He’s just going thru the motions out there right now. He’s gotta wake up, cuz without him the lineup is really mediocre

  115. Pat M. July 30th, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    You can’t really apppreciate the Grenn Wall of Fenway until you actually see how close it really is to the infield……..HS fields are deeper down the line all the way to left center…..It really is incredible that it’s a MLB ballpark

  116. G-C July 30th, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    Jerkface, you’re completely on point about Tex.

    Its what I’ve been thinking for going on two years now.

    His limitations against right handed pitching are astonishingly acute.

  117. blake July 30th, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    Jayson Stark ?@jaysonst

    Latest Garza tidbit: “Very high chance” he gets traded, says one exec. Jays have been bearing down on him

  118. theREALkevin July 30th, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    Also sad to see what Granderson had devolved into, over 120 k’s already this season, with his physical talent and speed him being an all or nothing homer or strikeout guy is lame

    Hope cash lands a bat in a trade but I doubt it.

  119. Yankee Trader July 30th, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    Pat M and JF-

    As I mentioned you have to have the pitchers keep the ball inside to force the hitter to play into the shift.

    The shift is part of why Tex’s average is .253 since 2009-.290 between 2003 and 2009. His BA on balls in play was above .300 every season from 2005 to 2009. In the 3 years since it’s been .268, .239, and .250.

  120. Yankee Trader July 30th, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    The shift has affected Granderson also. According to Baseball Info Solutions Granderson has one hit from his 23 ground balls against the shift this season compared to 15 for 64 on grounders without the shift.

  121. Tyler July 30th, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    Pat-

    I played a game at Fenway as part of a woodbat AAU tournament. That wall is a joke. High schoolers with woodbats can easily knock it off there all game.

  122. Tyler July 30th, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    JF-

    Do you know what Tex’s WAR is this year? I know his average isn’t great (his production seems alright). It just seems like there will be a huge dropoff between him and a replacement especially factoring in Tex’s golden glove.

  123. blake July 30th, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    Tex is at a 2.6 WAR so far.

  124. Tyler July 30th, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    blake-

    Thanks! Tex can be frustrating at times out there but he still represents a threat production wise. This might be another hole Cashman will have to quickly look at tomorrow.

  125. blake July 30th, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    Gordon Edes ?@GordonEdes

    Team source: Sox will not trade Josh Beckett before trading deadline.

    Translation….nobody wants Josh Beckett before the trading deadline

  126. Captain Clutch July 30th, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    Jerry Crasnick?@jcrasnick

    Arodys Vizcaino is the other player in #cubs #braves deal. Had Tommy John surgery in spring training.

  127. blake July 30th, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    Hunter Pence: 1.3 WAR
    Shin Soo Choo: 2.5 WAR
    Chase Headley: 3.9 WAR

  128. Tyler July 30th, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    Vizcaino still has the potential to be a really good pitcher.

  129. blake July 30th, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    Jerry Crasnick ?@jcrasnick

    Arodys Vizcaino is the other player in #cubs #braves deal. Had Tommy John surgery in spring training

    whoa

  130. jr1212 July 30th, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    Vizcaino going to Cubs in the trade for Reed and Maholm…Thats a nice trade for the Cubs if Vizcaino is healthy

  131. Yankee Trader July 30th, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    Pat M-

    I didn’t play organized ball, unless you consider wiffle ball! :)
    The axiom hit the ball where they ain’t still holds, right?
    The fact is the Rays have the pitchers to accomplish the most utilized shift in baseball, and for players like Tex, he will always have trouble hitting the ball where they ain’t-except into the stands for a homerun.

  132. blake July 30th, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    Kevin Kernan ?@NYPost_Kernan

    The most amazing thing to me about Baseball 2012 is that a generation of on-base-percentage hitters have no clue how to drive in runs

    I tend to agree in some cases

  133. jr1212 July 30th, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    blake July 30th, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    Hunter Pence: 1.3 WAR
    Shin Soo Choo: 2.5 WAR
    Chase Headley: 3.9 WAR

    If Cashman can get Headley for Phelps and Nunez, IMO it is a win for the Yanks

  134. UnKnown July 30th, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    I think it becomes easier to assume a player is seriously hurt right now because of all the injuries that have already happened to this team. Also, knowing if another key player misses a significant amount of time its going to hurt even worse because of all the players that are allready out.

    In this case I think Tex is going to be fine. Might need a 15 day DL stint worst case scenario. Big division lead still, even after the loss tonight. Not worried about missing the playoffs completely, I just can’t see that at all.

    And then the playoffs as Denny Green would say, “The playoffs are what we thought they were.” Which is that they are extremely unpredictable…

  135. igotid88 July 30th, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    Trade for Mattingly to be player/manager

  136. UnKnown July 30th, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    Mattingly is doing one fine job managing the Dodgers. I think they love playing for him as well.

  137. Pat M. July 30th, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    Wonder if Theo is being more reallistic on his demands for Demps / Garza when you factor in Soriano….Dodgers have been all over either guy but Theo is hanging things up with the fianacal considertions……….Tyler, the Fenway infield and out field was crap as well…..Saw many Jet games there back in the Namath era…..Very cold and windy In December

  138. Yankee Trader July 30th, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    New Post—->

  139. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 31st, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    :shock:

  140. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 31st, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    :mad:


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