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Looking ahead to the 2013 schedule

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Sep 13, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

As mentioned yesterday, the Yankees 2013 schedule was released yesterday afternoon. Here’s the full thing, along with some notes on the schedule.

• The Yankees will open the season with a home game against Boston for the first time since 2005 (the Yankees are 18-11-1 in 30 previous all-time Opening Day games vs. Boston, including a 4-4 tie due to darkness in 1910).

• Nineteen of their first 32 games at home.

• The schedule includes interleague games in every month of the season, with the Yankees facing the N.L. West in home games vs. Arizona (4/16-18), Los Angeles (6/18-19) and San Francisco (9/20-22), and road games at Colorado (5/7-9), Los Angeles (7/30-31) and San Diego (8/2-4). The Dodgers’ visit to Yankee Stadium will mark their first-ever regular season games in the Bronx.

• The Yankees will play four games against the Mets (5/27-28 at Citi Field and 5/29-30 at Yankee Stadium), after playing six Subway Series games per season for 14 consecutive years (1999-2012). The Yankees and Mets played just three Subway Series games in each of the first two years of interleague play (1997-98).

• The newest A.L. team, Houston, comes to town for the first time from 4/29-5/1. The Yankees will finish the season with a three-game series at Minute Maid Park from 9/27-29.

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  1. Shame Spencer September 13th, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    Repost:

    Shame Spencer September 13th, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    Oh man, I dunno how I missed that (probably watching Britney on X-Factor..)… I wish the elf didn’t have to go deliver a baby, because I would have loved to see another confrontation between the two. When they showed the replay of it during the game yesterday it struck me how Ace was kind of grilling Bobby with his eyes and seemed to have said something to him as Bobby just walked away.

    I actually like Valentine… but it’s still strange to see all this support coming out of nowhere.

  2. Nick in SF September 13th, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    Only three games in Oakland in 2013. :sad:

    But I knew that would happen after seven games in Yankee Stadium West this year.

  3. Nick in SF September 13th, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    Hopefully I get to see CC, Kuroda, and Pettitte for those three games. I don’t know if Pineda will be back from his rehab yet by then. Winky winky.

  4. DatKiddE September 13th, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    First time the Yankees are coming to PetCo Park. Can’t wait. Let’s go Yankees!

  5. Irreverent Discourse September 13th, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    Not surprised they still put in the stupid “rivalry” forced interleague matchups and completely failed at making a balanced schedule.

    So good job MLB, you know… other than the only thing you were supposed to fix… sigh…

  6. LGY September 13th, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    I’m sure you’ll see Pineda at In N Out if you don’t catch him at the game :evil:

  7. Nick in SF September 13th, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    How odd that there are still interleague first times in 2013 after so many years. Yanks have visited SF only once.

  8. Nick in SF September 13th, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    I’d rather see Pineda at In-N-Out than at last call.

  9. LGY September 13th, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    Hopefully Headley will be in a Yankee uniform for that trip to Petco

  10. Warning Track Power September 13th, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    Ys Guy September 13th, 2012 at 12:38 pm
    when Bobby came to get a aceves after he got bombed he handed the ball to Saltalamacchia and walked off the back of the mound avoiding Valentine
    ————————————————————————————————————–
    Last night Schilling had more than several opportunities to discuss Bobby V and how mismanaged the team is at the moment.
    Appeared to me that Schilling was more than pleased to discuss Bobby V and air his opinion to the national tv audience.

  11. Against All Odds September 13th, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    Francesa addressing the sleeping controversy lol.

  12. Warning Track Power September 13th, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    Nick in SF September 13th, 2012 at 12:46 pm
    Only three games in Oakland in 2013.
    —————————————————————————————————————
    I sought out the series before scanning the entire schedule.

    3 games is better than 0 games, if you know what I mean.

  13. LGY September 13th, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    What is Francesa saying?

  14. charlestonchew September 13th, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    The lineup today should be like this:

    Jeter DH
    Swisher 1B
    Cano 2B
    Rodriguez 3B
    Granderson CF
    Martin C
    Mesa LF
    Suzuki RF
    Pena SS

    I would probably prefer to use Dickerson in LF, despite his being a LH hitter. But Mesa is a pretty solid power hitter.

  15. Warning Track Power September 13th, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    The line-up will probably look like this:

    Jeter DH
    Swisher 1B
    Arod 3B
    Cano 2B
    Martin C
    Granderson CF
    A. Jones LF
    Suzuki RF
    Nunez SS

  16. blake September 13th, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    “Hopefully Headley will be in a Yankee uniform for that trip to Petco”

    If Alex is going to start DHing this much then in some ways he makes more sense than Upton…..hes a good player.

  17. blake September 13th, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    “What is Francesa saying?”

    Probbaly that he was thinking about the Yankee lineup.

  18. Nick in SF September 13th, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    ” 3 games is better than 0 games, if you know what I mean.”

    If you mean that I should be thankful to live close to someplace the Yanks visit every season, I am.

  19. Warning Track Power September 13th, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    Nick
    Part of me wants to make travel arrangements to see the Yankees down in SD.
    I’ve heard the Pads stadium is very nice and located in beautiful downtown SD.
    Just a matter of booking the flight and scoring some seats that are decent.

  20. 86w183 September 13th, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    Blake — Why not both? Might take most of the system and at least Nova or Phelps if not both, but could well be worth it.

    The key(s) to making major trades in the off-season will be the documented health of Gardner, Pineda, Nunez, Banuelos and Romine. Gives Yanks much more to work with in constructing packages. Of course may not know about the pitchers til March.

    As for the lineup, would love to see Mesa get a start, but I suspect we will see McGehee or Pearce in there rather than Ichiro whose recent at bats have been atrocious.

  21. blake September 13th, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    “Blake — Why not both? Might take most of the system and at least Nova or Phelps if not both, but could well be worth it.”

    Well Id love that….but I dont know if we can even get one for sure. It just depends……

  22. 86w183 September 13th, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    I was referring to the last two days. The Baltimore series was really good re: Ichiro

  23. Nick in SF September 13th, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    PetCo doesn’t yield too many homers. It will be interesting to see if Ibanez and Jonesy are up to the challenge.

  24. blake September 13th, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    Headley’s strong 2nd half might either make his orice sky high or even make him unavailable ……the Padres might just decide to.keep him.

  25. blake September 13th, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    “PetCo doesn’t yield too many homers. It will be interesting to see if Ibanez and Jonesy are up to the challenge”

    it should benefit Freddy though! AARG

  26. Warning Track Power September 13th, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    Nick in SF September 13th, 2012 at 1:29 pm
    PetCo doesn’t yield too many homers. It will be interesting to see if Ibanez and Jonesy are up to the challenge.
    ————————————————————————————————–
    Nice to know those 2 have made the team in 2013.
    Can you tell me this weekends Lotto numbers please?
    I need to pay for that SD trip

  27. jacksquat September 13th, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    blake September 13th, 2012 at 1:20 pm
    “Hopefully Headley will be in a Yankee uniform for that trip to Petco”

    If Alex is going to start DHing this much then in some ways he makes more sense than Upton…..hes a good player.

    Again, vs rhp Chavez is going to play most of the time, so it could be that it’s merely an opportunity for Alex to DH so Joe takes advantage of it.

  28. Warning Track Power September 13th, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    Jack-
    You hit the nail on the head.
    Funny that this late into the season, there are some fans that don’t quite understand
    why Chavez plays, when he actually plays and why ARod is playing DH at the same time.

    Keep in mind, Chavez is hitting around .166 vs lefties this year. So despite getting 2 double last night, dont’ look for Chavez to start the game against the red sox lefty starter

  29. blake September 13th, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    “Again, vs rhp Chavez is going to play most of the time, so it could be that it’s merely an opportunity for Alex to DH so Joe takes advantage of it.”

    We were talking about next year…..but Alex DHd against Lester Tuesday as well when Chavez didnt even play

  30. Nick in SF September 13th, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    “Nice to know those 2 have made the team in 2013.”

    Insert your own depressing names in their place.

    Maybe we get Bartolo/Melky on a reputation rehabilitation package deal.

  31. DONNYBROOK September 13th, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    I understand Vin Scully is gonna forgo his “No travel” East of Colorado policy, and make the run to Yankee Stadium. THAT, is gonna make that series worth Listening to. Gotta say though, I have absolutely NO use for a 2 game series vs Any team. It’s gotta be murder on the players, as they are turned into a MLB Version of Bingo Long.

  32. Hassey September 13th, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    for the love of the game, how is Wilson betemit possibly hitting .261?

    Will Clemens pitch against Pettitte next year?

  33. blake September 13th, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    Alex has been back for 9 games and has only played 3B in 3 of them and in only 1 of the last 6…..and the Yankees have faced 5 lefties over those 9 games.

  34. Shame Spencer September 13th, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    Would you gut the farm if you could get both Upton and Headley?

    …….Assuming ‘gutting the farm’ means losing at least 2 of the 3 best catching, OF, and pitching prospects.

    Go!

  35. Shame Spencer September 13th, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    So if we’re using my formula, which could be completely inaccurate and a total farce as it is, we’d lose Sanchez, JR Murphy, Williams, Austin, Manny, and….. I’m not sure who our other top pitching prospect would be lol.

    IMO, the hardest one to swallow would be the catching prospects.

    Something tells me JAP or fem would riot lol, I’d think they’d be most upset about losing the pitching but I could be wrong.

  36. Jerkface September 13th, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?f.....-FcLpbjlcY

    Taiwan says stick a fork in the Yankees

  37. jacksquat September 13th, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    If 3B and DH are interchangeable, i.e. it would be Nix or McGehee DH’ing, Joe will probably take advantage of that also.

    Since Jeter will probably DH today, Alex will probably play 3B. If Jeter plays SS then you might see Alex at DH and McGehee or Nix at 3B.

    I’m not saying there is definitely nothing wrong with Alex, but everyone knows how Girardi loves “resting” guys at DH and the rotating DH thing.

  38. Hassey September 13th, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    Saw the Yankees play at The Murph way way way back in ’02. PACKED house (and parking lot, unfortunately) and great baseball atmosphere. Got killed, tho, Ollie Perez got the win over Boomer. 9-1, I believe. Yankees took the next two games and the series in low scoring pitching duels (that somehow included Steve Karsay). This was the series that convinced the Sawx to pick up Alan Embree, because he was unhittable against us back then.

  39. Against All Odds September 13th, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    LGY September 13th, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    What is Francesa saying?

    ————————-

    On Sunday he gets up early to do the NFL Now and then he goes home and watches all the games even the late ones. In addition to that one of his children suffers from asthma and when the weather changes he has some trouble with it. Mike spent most of the night with his child and stayed up late to make sure he went to bed peacefully. In the morning he either takes his children to the bus or drops them off I can’t remember but either way his wife said hey you better get some rest. Mike tells her I’m ok I don’t need rest. His wife says you’re not 20 anymore and you will need it. Francesa doesn’t listen, comes in to do the show and admits he closed his eyes but wasn’t sleeping.

    Apparently Bob Raissman wrote about it in the Daily News and made it an issue. When Raissman called to get Mike’s take on it Francesa told Chernoff to tell him to “hey…you know kiss off” But since it became this “big story” Mike said he just wanted to get it out of the way at the top of the show and get back to sports because it was ridiculous. Roe(Mike’s wife) was upset and wouldn’t talk to Francesa because he refused to address it on the air. Chernoff was on the side of Roe and felt it was right to explain on air what happened.

  40. jacksquat September 13th, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    I don’t think the Yankees have advanced enough prospects to get Upton, and it was reported that the asking price for Headley was very high as well, so I don’t think gutting the farm would get them anyway. And no, I wouldn’t gut the farm for them.

  41. DatKiddE September 13th, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    “Hassey September 13th, 2012 at 1:56 pm
    Saw the Yankees play at The Murph way way way back in ’02. PACKED house (and parking lot, unfortunately) and great baseball atmosphere. Got killed, tho, Ollie Perez got the win over Boomer. 9-1, I believe. Yankees took the next two games and the series in low scoring pitching duels (that somehow included Steve Karsay). This was the series that convinced the Sawx to pick up Alan Embree, because he was unhittable against us back then.”

    I think we lost to Peavy in his MLB Debut, I was also at that series. I think they got almost 60K there. Traffic was ridiculous.

  42. DONNYBROOK September 13th, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    I believe the print in that schedule above, is onna scale with Franklin’s, “Poor Farmers Almanac”. Probably explains why Ben wore glasses from an early age on.

  43. Hassey September 13th, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    don’t know if it was Peavy’s debut, but I know we somehow beat him the next day….a great game but I don;t recall how we managed to scratch across the run. I do remember sitting outside on an unbelievable LaJolla day with brewskonskis in hand and a shaded TV on the deck

  44. DatKiddE September 13th, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    Hassey September 13th, 2012 at 2:07 pm
    don’t know if it was Peavy’s debut, but I know we somehow beat him the next day….a great game but I don;t recall how we managed to scratch across the run. I do remember sitting outside on an unbelievable LaJolla day with brewskonskis in hand and a shaded TV on the deck

    You’re right we did beat him but he looked good. I remember the hype around him even then. Good times. Looking forward to the PetCo games. Beautiful stadium. Not sure why they keep getting bypassed for an All Star Game.

  45. Shame Spencer September 13th, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    jacksquat September 13th, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    I don’t think the Yankees have advanced enough prospects to get Upton, and it was reported that the asking price for Headley was very high as well, so I don’t think gutting the farm would get them anyway. And no, I wouldn’t gut the farm for them.

    ————–

    Well the formula is flawed for a couple of reasons, the glaring ones being that I dunno what Zona would do with a catching prospect or what SD would do with two of them lol.. but we don’t actually have any idea what it would take for Headley or Upton at this point, since I dont even think there were leaks of probable/proposed trades (the real kind, not the ones posted on here).

    It also depends on if the teams want actual prospects or MLB talent, of course. Personally, I dunno what either of those teams need … but feel free to also play with the idea we’d have to lose at least 2-3 of Nova, Hughes, Phelps, Nunez, Gardner, Robertson and …that’s all I can think of, off the top of my head.

  46. DONNYBROOK September 13th, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    You got teams like the Dodgers, that would love to have Cano for 1 season, and then have him OFF the books. Cano is the Most valuable trading chip the Yanks have, and that $189 Mill goal makes him expendable.

  47. Shame Spencer September 13th, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    So the last day of regular season baseball will be on September 29th? Maybe they don’t want to play November baseball again?

  48. Tackelberry September 13th, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    I hate the increased interleague play. Would rather see more games against opponents like Detroit, Oakland, Chicago. I do agree with the fewer games against the Mets though. The series has lost some of its luster

  49. blake September 13th, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    “You got teams like the Dodgers, that would love to have Cano for 1 season, and then have him OFF the books. Cano is the Most valuable trading chip the Yanks have, and that $189 Mill goal makes him expendable.”

    The Dodgers dont have anything to trade for Cano and hes in no way expendable.

  50. Shame Spencer September 13th, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    “Cano is the Most valuable trading chip the Yanks have, and that $189 Mill goal makes him expendable.

    Iiiiiiiiiiiii dunno about that. The $189 could actually make him LESS expendable if we’re trying to win stuff in the next 5 years.

  51. blake September 13th, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    I dont think the Yanks coukd do a prospect deal for Upton…..but they might could deal off the big league roster supplemented by prospects and have enough depending on what Towers wants.

  52. Shame Spencer September 13th, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    If we’re just looking to get under $189 though and that’s the real goal, then yea, expend him all you want.

  53. Shame Spencer September 13th, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    blake – I think the Yankees have enough to get him, it’s just whether or not the price is too much. But would you lose Sanchez, Williams, Nova, Austin, Robertson and Phelps if that could get you Headley and Upton? That’s 3 MLB ready pitchers, 2 highly rated OFers (albeit in AA), and 1 highly touted catching prospect.

  54. dan l September 13th, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    Can’t MLB do anything right? The schedule stinks and lacks any sort of creativity and fairness.

  55. blake September 13th, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Shame,

    As I said yesterday ….I think its possible that it would take so much to.aquire Upton that it might makd more sense to keep all those players and sign Josh Hamilton if the term is 5 years or so. Of course they wont do either and theyll sign Tori Hunter.

  56. 86w183 September 13th, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    I wouldn’t do all three pitchers in that scenario. But two get those two I’d probably do the others and add Adams/Joseph if need be.

  57. dan l September 13th, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    Cano makes more sense for a team like the Nats instead of the Dodgers. He could really help that team become even more of a powerhouse over the next few years if they sign him long term. The also have a bunch of nice players to make the trade a success for both teams.

  58. blake September 13th, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    “But would you lose Sanchez, Williams, Nova, Austin, Robertson and Phelps if that could get you Headley and Upton?”

    Man that pretty much guts the system……but yoh get two you g good players. If you took Sanchez out Id probably do that….

  59. dan l September 13th, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    Why would anyone want Upton? It’s to late now for Headley as he’s not worth the cost.

  60. 86w183 September 13th, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    A healthy Hamilton might hit 40 in the Stadium… in just 81 games!

    I’d rather sign BJ Upton than give up 4-5 top prospects for Justin. Get Justin two years later when he’s a FA in three years.

  61. Shame Spencer September 13th, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    blake September 13th, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Shame,

    As I said yesterday ….I think its possible that it would take so much to.aquire Upton that it might makd more sense to keep all those players and sign Josh Hamilton if the term is 5 years or so. Of course they wont do either and theyll sign Tori Hunter.
    ——————

    It’s ironic isn’t it.. there was a time when we could be patient with prospects but that was when we didn’t mind ‘only spending money’ to get a guy that could be dynamic like Hamilton and also let the AA kids get wet behind the ears. Spending money is a win win. So tired of people trying to pretend we’re somehow better off by being more conservative. Spending less is fun for fans of strategy.. spending more is fun for fans of winning (and keeping ALL the prospects!).

    I’d be willing to part with Sanchez if they have bought into JR Murphy… word is his bat is starting to really come along, but I can’t honestly say what we have in either of those guys with them both being so young. Of course, it goes without saying I’d like to keep Sanchez but if they actually thought JR was the real deal it could make it easier.

  62. Ys Guy September 13th, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    The # of upton posts must be approaching montero posts by now. The difference is that most of the Jesus posts came in preseason while the upton posts are right in the middle of a red hot pennant race.

    Far be it for me to tell people what to comment about, but personally I won’t give him a thought till a week or two after the Yankee’s season ends.

    I news to see Big Game Phil tonight!

  63. Shame Spencer September 13th, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    “I’d rather sign BJ Upton than give up 4-5 top prospects for Justin. Get Justin two years later when he’s a FA in three years.”

    If we can afford him lol..

  64. Nick in SF September 13th, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    Everyone should watch the Taiwan video that Jerkface posted. Clearly our former island allies are not as friendly now that the new Taiwan’s Glory plays for Baltimore.

  65. Shame Spencer September 13th, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    Ys Guy September 13th, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    The # of upton posts must be approaching montero posts by now.

    —————

    I think the number of Aaron Cook posts exceeds them all……

  66. blake September 13th, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    “Why would anyone want Upton? ”

    because he’s one of the 5 most talented players in baseball….he’s 25 years old….and he’s got an affordable contract.

  67. Shame Spencer September 13th, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    I wish JAP and/or fem were hear to yell at me about trying to ship off all of our prospects lol

  68. blake September 13th, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    BJ’s offensive upside it’s close to his brother’s….he’s older….and his FA contract willl likely be more expensive than what is owed his brother (which is only 8 million a year in AAV)…..obviously you don’t have to trade for him and that’s good but if they are going to sign an outfielder to a big contract I’d make it Hamilton in spite of the warts.

  69. blake September 13th, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    Shame,

    I do think that wave of players at Tampa is vital to the Yanks future…..those guys have to pan out if they have any chance of staying under the luxury tax and staying competiitve long term.

  70. blake September 13th, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    Go Rays…..sucks to say that.

  71. DONNYBROOK September 13th, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    Dodgers have a pretty good young 3B in Luis Cruz, and Dee Gordon has probably lost his position at SS with Hanley aboard. Dodgers are Not the only fish-in-the-sea. Getting J Upton would probably require 3 or 4 teams getting involved, and the more teams involved the tougher it gets to accomplish, but still doable.

  72. Against All Odds September 13th, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    dan l September 13th, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    Why would anyone want Upton?

    ———————-

    Young outfield bat entering his prime.

  73. Bronx Jeers September 13th, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    Yanks in Chavez Ravine again?

    I want Philly and Pittsburgh not more damn 10pm starts.

    #spraychartsweeping

  74. Hassey September 13th, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    DatKiddE-

    Here’s another interleague road game I was at, this one at the Vet in Philly. Maybe I should stop going, because the Yanks get killed whenever I make these trips. The crowd was huge, and in the bad seats, Yankees fans shouldn’t have felt safe. Anyway, the names and faces involved are cool to see, and before 9/11 makes this game a world away:

    http://articles.mcall.com/2001.....ankee-fans

  75. DONNYBROOK September 13th, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    Wade Davis just Decked Reynolds high-and-inside. Madden is showing Girardi how it’s done.

  76. Hassey September 13th, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    as usual, O’s will take this game, their pitching is becoming hard to believe, levitating well over their moving averages and hopefully time to sell high

  77. Shame Spencer September 13th, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    blake September 13th, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    Shame,

    I do think that wave of players at Tampa is vital to the Yanks future…..those guys have to pan out if they have any chance of staying under the luxury tax and staying competiitve long term.

    ——————

    I agree but I guess in my scenario you’d relegate Arod to DH for the most part, still have your IF set through 2014 with the addition of Headley (I think Jeter plays at least a year or two after 2014 but we’ll leave it at that for now), and an OF with Upton and Granderson for 2013, plus 2 cheapy Ibanez/Jones/Hunter type guys to take over the 3rd OF spot (I’m leaving Gardner off the list in case we trade him, but if he stays that’d help because it wouldnt require finding additional bodies). In 2014, you’d lose Grandy, hope Heathcott or one of the Almontes can be at least a 4th OFer, and add 2 ‘scrap heap’ guys again.

    2014 would have a pretty sh*tty OF depending on what money is still on the books.. I’ll grant you that. But it’s hard to know what money will be off the books and how much wiggle room we’d have to add a couple guys.

  78. Ys Guy September 13th, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    Gotta wonder if mattingly gets the axe if the differs continue to underperform & miss the playoffs

  79. Ys Guy September 13th, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    Damn phone auto correct!

  80. jr1212 September 13th, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    I just thought of a crazy idea….try to get both Uptons and if healthy play Gardner in CF. I love Granderson but if the budget thing is true you cant afford him and Cano. Trade Granderson in the offseason. Yanks will have a great outfield defense and some huge potential for the Offense. Its crazy but it will be kinda cool

  81. dan l September 13th, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    Justin Upton is a very talented player but he is not worth the cost. I would much rather try to trade for Allan Craig if acquiring an outfielder is a need. The Yankees will have 4 nice young outfielders in AA next year so why bring in an expensive player like him? In the short term a platoon of Abe Almonte and Mustelier likely can do what Swisher does.

    The Yankees need a SS badly. Jeter can’t play there defensively anymore. He needs to go to the outfield.

    I would rather trade Cano and go young on position players and go out and sign a veteran starter like Peavy or Greinke then go after Upton.

  82. b_widmer2 September 13th, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    O’s go up 2-1…

  83. Tyler September 13th, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    I don’t think Mattingly will get fired if they miss the playoffs. I really think that trade was made with winning a world series next year in mind. Obviously the Dodgers want to make it this year but next year they’ll have more time to gel as a team and Crawford will also be in the lineup. Mattingly’s job is safer than Scoscia’s in my opinion.

  84. UnKnown September 13th, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    Hoping that flight out West cools off the birds.

    Phil’s turn tonight. 2 in a row would be nice. I do believe it is possible.

  85. GoldGlove9486 September 13th, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    How is it possible that the Rays hit nothing all week? Don’t worry, wait till Pena and Scott get to Yankee Stadium tomorrow. This is unbelievable.

  86. Tyler September 13th, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    GoldGlove9486 September 13th, 2012 at 3:05 pm
    How is it possible that the Rays hit nothing all week? Don’t worry, wait till Pena and Scott get to Yankee Stadium tomorrow. This is unbelievable.
    ——————————————————–

    The Yanks will probably continue to throw fastballs to Pena just like they did to Reynolds.

  87. jacksquat September 13th, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    Teagarden, hitting .136, just drove in 2 runs to put the O’s up 2-1 over the Rays in the bottom of the 7th.

    Unbelievable.

  88. GoldGlove9486 September 13th, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    Tyler, I’m hoping we’ll intentionally walk someone to get to Pena. In the first inning. That game still haunts me, especially with Mo’s blown save.

  89. Hassey September 13th, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    is Camden the scariest place in the league for road teams to visit right now?

  90. Tyler September 13th, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    Baltimore is a really hot team right now. The test is going to be how long they can keep this up. Still more than 3 weeks left in the season.

  91. RayVT September 13th, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    Wade Davis made an error & then walked a guy on 4 pitches before both scored on the double. Walks kill.

  92. blake September 13th, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    “I would rather trade Cano and go young on position players and go out and sign a veteran starter like Peavy or Greinke then go after Upton.”

    If you dont mind losing losing for awhile then ok I guess…..

  93. blake September 13th, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    Dan Duqette made a deal this winter….and not with another baseball team.

  94. Shame Spencer September 13th, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    Tyler September 13th, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    Baltimore is a really hot team right now. The test is going to be how long they can keep this up. Still more than 3 weeks left in the season.

    ——————

    The sample size of 142 games or so seems to indicate they can keep it up. I’m not happy about it or anything, but I think assuming there might be a drop off at this point in the season is more wishful thinking than anything else.

    (That being said, Team Greedy is fervently hoping for ALL the teams to drop off in the final stretch…)

  95. Ys Guy September 13th, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    The trade was to get some star power onto the roster to increase the bids on the dodger’s cable contract.

  96. Shame Spencer September 13th, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    blake September 13th, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    Dan Duqette made a deal this winter….and not with another baseball team.
    ————–

    The devil went down to Georgia Baltimore lookin for a soul to steal, he was in a bind ’cause he was way behind, and he was willin’ to make a deal……….

  97. Shame Spencer September 13th, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    Ugh.. Georgia

  98. blake September 13th, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    Yanks have 75 million on the books for 2014 now…..

    Add 14 million for Jeter (I think), 23ish million for Cano…..and your up to around 110-115 million for 5 players.

    Now if they let Granderson walk and start filtering in guys like Williams and Austin in 2014 ……and if the rotation is made up of mostly controlled pitchers then they will have soke wiggle room to maybe add another big contract……but the young players have to pan out or IMO there is littlerally no way they can be competitive and stay under 189

  99. UnKnown September 13th, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    Maddon still trying to conjure up a scheme late to win this one yet. He has the full window pane Sunglasses look going for him today.

  100. ac1 September 13th, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    Soriano likely to opt out?
    I say thats fine. Make him a qualifying offer (1 mil less than the 14m he is due).
    He would turn that down too and yankees get the pick at least (same with Swisher).
    Time to go a little out of the box and get smart (not just dumpster diving which works in april and not in august/september)

  101. RayVT September 13th, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    TB – runner on 3rd & only 1 out (walk, passed ball & a SB)

  102. UnKnown September 13th, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    And the ol swinging bunt works again. Game is tied.

    Great game at Camden today. Love afternoon baseball.

  103. ac1 September 13th, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    The Yankees need a SS badly. Jeter can’t play there defensively anymore. He needs to go to the outfield.
    ___

    If you believe this, than the option of moving Jeter to 3rd base and Alex to DH and Nunez to SS comes in… I personally dont think Jeter is that bad at SS even now.

  104. RayVT September 13th, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    2-2! Infield single with runner on 3B. Small ball! LOL!

  105. Ys Guy September 13th, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    What if mo or AP decide to come back in 2014? What if arod retires? What if an asteroid crushes NYS in the offseason?

    It’s really important to set the 2014 roster this week, imo!

  106. Warning Track Power September 13th, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    Have the Yankees released any info today regarding Jeter and his ankle??

  107. Wave Your Hat September 13th, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    “the young players have to pan out or IMO there is littlerally no way they can be competitive and stay under 189″

    IMO the good young players are too young or insufficiently good to impact enough in 2014. Bur you have to start somewhere.

  108. Ys Guy September 13th, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    Hahahaha like were ever gonna see nunez in the field again for the yankees! I think he’s already done enough damage with the leather for one man.

  109. JobaTipsHisCap September 13th, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    I hope O’s win today

  110. Ys Guy September 13th, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Bone bruise, but he’s playing.

  111. Against All Odds September 13th, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    dan l September 13th, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    Justin Upton is a very talented player but he is not worth the cost. I would much rather try to trade for Allan Craig if acquiring an outfielder is a need. The Yankees will have 4 nice young outfielders in AA next year so why bring in an expensive player like him? In the short term a platoon of Abe Almonte and Mustelier likely can do what Swisher does.

    The Yankees need a SS badly. Jeter can’t play there defensively anymore. He needs to go to the outfield.

    I would rather trade Cano and go young on position players and go out and sign a veteran starter like Peavy or Greinke then go after Upton.

    ———————————–

    They aren’t putting Jeter in the outfield. He didn’t want to move there yrs ago when it was brought up. He probably couldn’t survive out there now.

    They aren’t spending money on pitching. He’ll they aren’t spending money on anything.

    If they want to upgrade the offense a guy like Upton or Headley is the route to go.

  112. Bronx Jeers September 13th, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    Jeter can opt out in 2014 and if he puts together another season like just had he’d be crazy not to.

    If he opts in his salary is $8MM but he’s got some bonus clauses.

  113. fantasygame101 September 13th, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    chen – 7-1/3, 2 runs. C.C? is it too much to ask for 0 runs 8ip?

  114. blake September 13th, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    “IMO the good young players are too young or insufficiently good to impact enough in 2014. Bur you have to start somewhere.”

    They dont have to run the show by 2014…..but they need some cheap home growns to fill the roster and contribute by then primarily in the rotation……if not then they will either have to spend more money…..or not be very good most likely.

  115. blake September 13th, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    “If he opts in his salary is $8MM but he’s got some bonus clauses.”i think ”

    I think the AAV though is 14.75 I think.

  116. blake September 13th, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    Jeter plays SS much better than any other option they currently have….which is why hes still playing SS……hard to see that changing by next year.

  117. dan l September 13th, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    Jeter is 38 and his career is coming to a close. He can’t play SS at an acceptable level anymore without hurting the team. If he wants to continue playing then outfield is his only choice.

    Honestly I don’t give a crap about what Jeter wants. Now you may say I’m a Jeter hater but that isn’t true. I respect the hell out of the guy for his consistent play over a long career. Especially his determination over the second half of this season where IMO his will is what is keeping this team in contention.

  118. Wave Your Hat September 13th, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    “contribute by then primarily in the rotation”

    That was the idea behind getting Pineda. He and Banuelos are the only ones who could be young #1 or #2 types by 2014. But, the odds on Pineda are long, and the odds on Banuelos are getting longer.

  119. blake September 13th, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    Via Jon Heyman, there “is a good chance” that Rafael Soriano will exercise the opt-out clause in his contract and become a free agent after the season. The Yankees aren’t convinced he’ll walk away from his $14M salary in 2013, however.

    Soriano, 32, has been brilliant since taking over for the injured Mariano Rivera, pitching to a 2.15 ERA (2.74 FIP) with a 48/9 K/BB in 46 innings as closer. He’s gone 37-for-40 in save chances as well. Unless Rivera decides to retire or the Yankees decide to scrap the 2014 payroll plan, I can’t imagine they’ll re-sign Soriano to a fat multi-year contract given his history of elbow problems and the fact that Brian Cashman didn’t even want to sign him in the first place.

    http://riveraveblues.com/2012/.....son-75916/

  120. Jerkface September 13th, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    Jeter can opt out in 2014 and if he puts together another season like just had he’d be crazy not to.

    If he opts in his salary is $8MM but he’s got some bonus clauses.

    If he opts out he costs 9 million against the cap for the Yankees in 2014. If he opts in its 14+bonuses.

  121. blake September 13th, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    “That was the idea behind getting Pineda. He and Banuelos are the only ones who could be young #1 or #2 types by 2014.”

    Yes….but that idea robbed Peter to pay Paul as they have no bats ready either.

  122. Nick in SF September 13th, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    I just logged into my for entertainment purposes only wagering account and noticed my balance was more robust than it had been when I went to bed last night. I checked my statement and saw that my Red Sox under 90.5 wins props had settled. Now I’m wondering why that didn’t happen a few days ago. :grin: :grin: :grin:

  123. Wave Your Hat September 13th, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    The Yanks better hope Jeter can still play SS in 2014, because there’s no one who can come even close to replacing him.

  124. blake September 13th, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    “If he opts out he costs 9 million against the cap for the Yankees in 2014. If he opts in its 14+bonuses.”

    Yes….so hopefully he will still be good and can opt in because they have to pay him a lot either way.

  125. Wave Your Hat September 13th, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    “but that idea robbed Peter to pay Paul as they have no bats ready either.”

    Don’t want to start the old Montero controversy all over again but in 2014 Montero couldn’t DH, there will be Yanks standing in line to DH by then. The idea behind the Pineda trade was OK, but the execution was lacking. They should have got Gio Gonzalez instead.

  126. blake September 13th, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    “He can’t play SS at an acceptable level anymore without hurting the team. ”

    Except that this isnt true.

  127. Shame Spencer September 13th, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Ys Guy September 13th, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    What if mo or AP decide to come back in 2014? What if arod retires? What if an asteroid crushes NYS in the offseason?

    It’s really important to set the 2014 roster this week, imo!

    —————–

    YS is right, lets go back to discussing how god awful this team is with RISP instead :twisted:

    Be careful what you wish for lol

  128. blake September 13th, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    “Don’t want to start the old Montero controversy all over again”

    Me neither.

  129. Chip September 13th, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    Wave Your Hat September 13th, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    “but that idea robbed Peter to pay Paul as they have no bats ready either.”

    Don’t want to start the old Montero controversy all over again but in 2014 Montero couldn’t DH, there will be Yanks standing in line to DH by then. The idea behind the Pineda trade was OK, but the execution was lacking. They should have got Gio Gonzalez instead.
    ——————–

    I don’t know – I think the idea was right, the execution was right too – the player just got hurt it happens.

  130. Chip September 13th, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    Ok, setting aside the Justin Upton’s and Chase Headley’s of the world – pick sleeper guys – guys who are having down seasons or seem to need changes of scenery that you would be interested in buying low on.

  131. Warning Track Power September 13th, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    Nick in SF September 13th, 2012 at 3:49 pm
    I just logged into my for entertainment purposes only wagering account and noticed my balance was more robust than it had been when I went to bed last night. I checked my statement and saw that my Red Sox under 90.5 wins props had settled. Now I’m wondering why that didn’t happen a few days ago.
    —————————————————————————————————

    Nick-I need an online account. Can you help me with this?
    A friend tried to help me this summer, but the website he visits no longer accepts customers
    from USA

  132. blake September 13th, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    “I don’t know – I think the idea was right, the execution was right too – the player just got hurt it happens.”

    I dont think either were right…..but its over with now and I dont wanna get into it either.

  133. austinmac September 13th, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    Blake,

    As JF has told us the $189 million figure includes $10 million for fringe benfits. Therefore, the real payroll number is $179M. They will not be competitive if they do this in my opinion. They would have difficulty having $5-10M players under this scenario.

  134. austinmac September 13th, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    Chip,

    Jason Upton is having a down year. I don’t know how cheap he would be, but one would think cheaper than last year.

  135. dan l September 13th, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    Blake it is true! Dude take off your blinders and watch Jeter play defensively. Honestly he is terrible. He hurts the pitching staff by not making plays with means more pitches thrown. Offensively he can still help but defensively he’s done at SS.

  136. jr1212 September 13th, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    IMO Jeter has played an adequate shortstop. He never had the range some do but he makes most plays. I didnt think it would have last this long but Jeter is still an average SS defense wise.

  137. Against All Odds September 13th, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    dan l September 13th, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    Jeter is 38 and his career is coming to a close. He can’t play SS at an acceptable level anymore without hurting the team. If he wants to continue playing then outfield is his only choice.

    ———————————–

    If you think he can’t play SS at an acceptable level anymore what makes you think he can the outfield in his late 30s.

  138. dan l September 13th, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    If Jeter opts out and the Yankees choose not to resign him he’ll cost nothing in 2014.

  139. Ys Guy September 13th, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    watching the Orioles play in the late afternoon sunlight reminds me of the World Series of 1969.

  140. Wave Your Hat September 13th, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    “Jeter is still an average SS defense wise”

    No that’s going too far but with his bat he’s still a significant plus at the position. Move him out of SS and relatively speaking he becomes much less valuable.

    Besides, this is not the year to criticize The Captain. He has carried this team.

  141. blake September 13th, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    “Blake it is true! Dude take off your blinders and watch Jeter play defensively.”

    I do….every day…..and hes not hurting the team at all….has his range lateral range diminished…..yes….does he make all the routine plays and come in and go back on the ball as good as anybody while hitting .324…..yes. Jeter is far from a problem with this club right now.

  142. JobaTipsHisCap September 13th, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    jeter will retire as a Yankee.
    eos

  143. Against All Odds September 13th, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    They should have got Gio Gonzalez instead.

    ————————-

    They shouldn’t have been at the point when they had to trade for pitching

  144. Against All Odds September 13th, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    dan l September 13th, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    If Jeter opts out and the Yankees choose not to resign him he’ll cost nothing in 2014.

    ————————

    What are the chances that happens?

  145. Shame Spencer September 13th, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    Would Jeter have the arm for the OF or 3B?

    He’s not hurting us at SS and until he is you don’t even broach this topic.. but I’d imagine once he’s to that point he’d be a lot less interested in playing anyway. That being said, I think he’d be better served at 3B than the OF. It’s too bad Alex can’t play 1B lol, because he’s definitely not a candidate for the OF.

  146. Ys Guy September 13th, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    Bonus cantos!

    I’m hoping for 18 innings.

  147. blake September 13th, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    “If Jeter opts out and the Yankees choose not to resign him he’ll cost nothing in 2014.”

    Wrong again….theyd owe 9 milliin towards the luxuty tax as JF said.

  148. Chip September 13th, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    He’s not having a down year – but what about a deal like Adam Warren for Jon Jay?

    I know that would give the Yankees an all left handed outfield but he’s got good numbers against LHP. He’s 27, good OBP, good defense – been mostly a fourth outfielder who might be ready for more time?

    Another guy I would put in that mix is Gerrardo Parra – not the same OBP of Jay, a couple of years younger.

  149. Shame Spencer September 13th, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    Does anyone have that RAB link handy that goes over the number of scouts working for the Rays compared to how many work for the Yanks?? I told my dad about it and he almost choked.

  150. Ys Guy September 13th, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    I wanted to trade Montero for gonzales. I was roundly blows and mocked

  151. Shame Spencer September 13th, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    :arrow:

  152. dan l September 13th, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    Jeter stinks to high heaven defensively! He has no range. He can’t make plays anymore coming in. He does not make plays anymore on outfield popups. He needs to move off of SS for the betterment of the team. The Yankees don’t owe Jeter anything anymore. If he wants to continue playing it needs to be on the teams terms and not as a SS. He needs to move to the outfield to finish up his brilliant career.

    There is no sentimentality in Baseball. Sure I would love it if time could stop and favorite ballplayers could play forever but the field of dreams was a movie and not reality.

    The sooner the Yankees start making tough decisions the faster the team will be able to build a new younger core.

  153. Ys Guy September 13th, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    I suggested Montero and either Banuelos or betances plus for gonzalez

  154. yankeefeminista September 13th, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    Atta boy, Jeet!

  155. FreeAgentSignee September 21st, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Go Yankees!

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