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Yankees officially exercise options on Cano, Granderson and Aardsma

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Oct 29, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The Yankees just sent an announcement saying they have officially picked up the 2013 options on Robinson Cano, Curtis Granderson and David Aardsma. No surprises there.

Still waiting for a decision from Rafael Soriano.

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78 Responses to “Yankees officially exercise options on Cano, Granderson and Aardsma”

  1. tucker October 29th, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    Aardsma could play an important role in the pen next year.

  2. DaSaint007 October 29th, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    Smart moves by Cashman. Gives them flexibility.
    Sori will opt out. He knows he can get a 3 year deal elsewhere.

  3. tucker October 29th, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    Blake, Tex must be reading your posts on the NL v AL performance in the postseason. Look at his most recent tweet. Too bad he’s not willing to pick up a free bunt hit.

  4. yankeefeminista October 29th, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    teixeiramark25 Impressive #WorldSeries win for @SFGiants, congrats to the team and city. Three straight for the NL, do they know something AL doesn’t?
    ________
    Yeah, Teix, shorten up!

    Congrats to the worthy Giants! Very happy for them and the city of SF.

    Here’s hoping the “cold stove” starts sizzling. As for Sori, draft pick here we come. Untuck.

    Be safe, everyone.

  5. luis October 29th, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    Good afternoon everyone,

    Greetings from Miami. We are actually on the same time zone for a change ;)

    No surprises on the FA class, smart to pick the options of those players. So the hot stove begins, I think the first bit of news is Soriano’s opt out, then offering qualifying offers to him, Swisher and Kuroda. I think they resign Martin to a two year deal of 7-8 AAV, I hope they don(, but I think that’s what’s going to happen. Andy will retire as well as Rivera. They trade Granderson. Those are my predictions for the time being. Thoughts?

  6. yankeefeminista October 29th, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    lol, tucker, just saw your post. We and Teix didn’t change it up after last ALDS, so I am not holding my breath.

  7. luis October 29th, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    I forgot… Be safe guys up north

  8. yankeefeminista October 29th, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    Hi Luis, glad to see you are safe. Why do you think Andy retires? What were his post season comments?

  9. DaSaint007 October 29th, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    Andy returns, as does Mo. They leave on their own terms, and I think they want to leave with Jeter.

    Sori is as good as gone. Aardsma, Joba, Logan and Robertson give depth to the pen.
    One of Nova or Hughes is as good as gone, with Phelps slotted into the rotation. It depends on for who and where. Padres may be a partner, as Hughes is a South California guy, if the Yanks can pry a 3B, with Arod as primary DH.

  10. Against All Odds October 29th, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    Yeah, Teix, shorten up!

    ——————–

    This made me laugh hysterically

  11. luis October 29th, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    YF,

    I haven’t read anything. Just a hunch. Mo sounds like he will retire. Jeter’s playing for me is in doubt for next season, so Pettitte’s has no incentive to play. My thoughts of Andy coming back last season were that he wanted one last shot with his buddies. I don’t see him wanting to play if none of them are part of the team. Just an opinion.

  12. yankeefeminista October 29th, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    I still bet Andy and Mo come back, and Jeet will be fine.

    Lots of wind and trees swaying, but nothing big is supposed to happen until the afternoon up here in North Central NJ. Although across town there were some lights flickering on and off. We’re huddled inside with supplies. NJ shore is evacuating people. Holland Tunnel’s supposed to close at 2PM. Haven’t heard from any of my Manhattan buddies except one in midtown who said all is well, so far. No Manhattanites/NY metro people on here so far, I don’t think.

  13. luis October 29th, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    DaSaint007,

    I think those two returning will. Hinge on if Jeter is able to play and that he talks them in to it. Ankle injuries are slow to heal. It took Adams 2 years to return to form and he is 24, Jeter is 38 going on 39. That’s what is giving me pause.

  14. yankeefeminista October 29th, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    Odds, glad you laughed instead of cried. ;)

  15. Against All Odds October 29th, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    yankeefeminista October 29th, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    I still bet Andy and Mo come back, and Jeet will be fine.

    ———————-

    I agree

  16. Cashmoney October 29th, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    I seen summer thunderstorms worse than Sandy in Manhattan, YF. I am not exaggerating either. but elsewhere, it could a dif story.

  17. Against All Odds October 29th, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    luis October 29th, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    DaSaint007,

    I think those two returning will. Hinge on if Jeter is able to play and that he talks them in to it. Ankle injuries are slow to heal. It took Adams 2 years to return to form and he is 24, Jeter is 38 going on 39. That’s what is giving me pause.

    ——————-

    True but Jeter also has money and connections to some of the finest doctors in the world.

  18. Against All Odds October 29th, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    yankeefeminista October 29th, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    Odds, glad you laughed instead of cried. ;)

    ——————-

    Nothing like a good laugh to lift the spirits. :D

  19. yankeefeminista October 29th, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    Well, what do we know about Jeet’s injury? Adam’s had all kinds of setbacks. Hopefully, Jeet’s won’t.

  20. yankeefeminista October 29th, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    Odds, couldn’t agree more.

  21. yankeefeminista October 29th, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    Cashmoney, but supposedly the worst of it is yet to come, no?

  22. Jerkface October 29th, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    Gold Glove finalists

    American League
    Pitcher: Jeremy Hellickson, Rays; Jake Peavy, White Sox; C.J. Wilson, Angels
    Catcher: Alex Avila, Tigers; Russell Martin, Yankees; A.J. Pierzynski, White Sox; Matt Wieters, Orioles
    First base: Adrian Gonzalez, Red Sox; Eric Hosmer, Royals; Mark Teixeira, Yankees
    Second base: Dustin Ackley, Mariners; Robinson Cano, Yankees; Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox
    Third base: Adrian Beltre, Rangers; Brandon Inge, A’s; Mike Moustakas, Royals
    Shortstop: Elvis Andrus, Rangers; J.J. Hardy, Orioles; Brendan Ryan, Mariners
    Left field: Alex Gordon, Royals; Desmond Jennings, Rays; David Murphy, Rangers
    Center field: Austin Jackson, Tigers; Adam Jones, Orioles; Mike Trout, Angels
    Right field: Shin-Soo Choo, Indians; Jeff Francoeur, Royals; Josh Reddick, A’s

    National League
    Pitcher: Bronson Arroyo,Mark Buehrle, Marlins; Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers
    Catcher: Yadier Molina, Cardinals; Miguel Montero, Diamondbacks; Carlos Ruiz, Phillies
    First base: Freddie Freeman, Braves; Adam LaRoche, Nationals; Joey Votto, Reds
    Second base: Darwin Barney, Cubs; Aaron Hill, Diamondbacks; Brandon Phillips, Reds
    Third base: Chase Headley, Padres; Aramis Ramirez, Brewers; David Wright, Mets
    Shortstop: Zack Cozart, Reds; Ian Desmond, Nationals; Jose Reyes, Marlins; Jimmy Rollins, Phillies
    Left field: Ryan Braun, Brewers; Carlos Gonzalez, Rockies; Martin Prado, Braves
    Center field: Michael Bourn, Braves; Andrew McCutchen, Pirates; Drew Stubbs, Reds
    Right field: Jay Bruce, Reds; Andre Ethier, Dodgers; Jason Heyward, Braves

  23. luis October 29th, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    Odds and YF,

    I hope you both are right.

    About Tex’s shortening up… Well, I cried! ;)

  24. Chip October 29th, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    Rather than looking to keep Soriano, who will opt out, should Cashman look to sign either Soria or Madson to deals similar to the one he got Aardsma for?

    Either one would give them flexibility in case Rivera does decide to retire and/or the Yankees look to move Joba or D-Rob.

  25. luis October 29th, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    JF,

    I don’t think Martin’s name should be in consideration for the GG award. I think Tex and Cano win it in landslide.

  26. yankeefeminista October 29th, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    BA’s top ten is kicking off with Orioles:

    http://www.baseballamerica.com.....14258.html

  27. yankeefeminista October 29th, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    Montgomery should definitely be in our bullpen mix next year. Hopefully, we give him a shot vs. filling in with vets first. Loved that the 2009 team had a young, lively armed bullpen to lead up to Mo.

  28. Jerkface October 29th, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    AL I can see shaking out as Wieters, Tex, Pedroia, Beltre, Andrus, Gordon, Trout, Choo

    Cano always seems to get shafted

  29. yankeefeminista October 29th, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    luis, you can only bring a horse to water, etc…

  30. Against All Odds October 29th, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    . I think Tex and Cano win it in landslide.

    —————–

    Hopefully they do. I think Tex is a lock for it.

  31. luis October 29th, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    YF,

    Monty should be in the mix… But I wouldn’t hold my breath… I think that regardless how he does in ST, he starts the season on triple A… They do like their vets :(

  32. yankeefeminista October 29th, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    “Cano always seems to get shafted”
    __
    Gee, I wonder why. :roll:

  33. jacksquat October 29th, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    I was on the fence about offering Kuroda a qualifying offer, because I thought the Yankees might be able to keep him for a little less than 13.3, but now that I read that players who have received a qualifying offer means loss of a draft pick for an acquiring team, I think you probably make the qualifying offer just to discourage other teams (if he declines the offer).

    Does loss of a draft pick make other teams shy away from Soriano after he rejects a qualifying offer? Maybe, but if he takes the offer, it shouldn’t be too hard to then trade him at 1 year, 13.3 mil. That’s a good deal for a team that wants to compete but doesn’t want a longer term commitment.

  34. tomingeorgia October 29th, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    Cashmoney October 29th, 2012 at 12:59 pm
    I seen summer thunderstorms worse than Sandy in Manhattan, YF. I am not exaggerating either. but elsewhere, it could a dif story.
    —————-
    You may not be correct. Predicted storm surge at the Battery is about 6 feet OVER the seawall.
    Flip on the Weather Channel (I know these people tend to get hysterical, but they really seem to mean it this time). If it gets into the subways and the electrical tunnels, it’ll be more than a “summer thunderstorm.

    Folks, do what they tell you to do! It may be a waste of time, but it could also be a true disaster. Your bet had better be right.

  35. jacksquat October 29th, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    Yes, Mark Montgomery should get a long, serious look in spring training. He absolutely destroyed A+ and AA last year, 64 total innings pitched so he’s good to go. I’d almost go so far as to pencil him in, in place of Eppley.

  36. tomingeorgia October 29th, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    Every electric crew except a skeleton force around here have already left for the Northeast. Tells you something.

  37. luis October 29th, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    Listen to Tom… Hurricanes are nasty… It’s not a fun experience… Stay as much in land as you can.

  38. mick October 29th, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    Free Brett!!!

  39. Shame Spencer October 29th, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    I feel like a little kid anticipating a snow day.. *please keep the tunnels closed through tomorrow morning’s commute*

  40. Cashmoney October 29th, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    TG, I am in midtown. it’s never bad.

  41. yankeefeminista October 29th, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    Tom, yes, heard that the salt water may wreak havoc on the subway system. And I am taking the storm seriously; last year’s was one of the worst we’ve ever had here. Big trees down everywhere, roads closed, people in shelters, no electricity, some without water, etc.

    JS, Montgomery’s also doing damage in a hitter’s league. Hopefully, they give him a good look in ST.

  42. pat October 29th, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    LizGaspari
    Ocean City NJ under water pic.twitter.com/uYoGHdCW

  43. yankeefeminista October 29th, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    The Jersey shore is typically getting killed. My coffee house in Newport, RI is flooded, as well. The hard rains here aren’t supposed to start until this evening into tomorrow morning.

  44. luis October 29th, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    Shame,

    Why it doesn’t surprise me, that kind if comment coming from you? :D

    The trains won’t be working for while, so you get to skip work! ;)

  45. pat October 29th, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    3 hours ago- Hudson crashing onto Battery Park Promenade

    http://instagr.am/p/RXlklDQpW-/

  46. tomingeorgia October 29th, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    Cash,
    I’m very familiar with the waterways around NYC. If the surge reaches the heights they’re predicting in the Hudson and East Rivers, there are a huge number of power plants, substations, steam plants and other infrastrcture in danger. Hope you’re set with food and batteries. Not implying your building is going to get blown over, just sayin’.

  47. blake October 29th, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    Yankees (7)

    Phil Hughes – $5.7MM
    Casey McGehee – $2.9MM
    Brett Gardner – $2.8MM
    Boone Logan – $2.8MM
    David Robertson – $2.7MM
    Joba Chamberlain – $1.8MM
    Jayson Nix – $900K

    Read more at http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/.....56jyicf.99

  48. Shame Spencer October 29th, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    luis – I don’t want anyone hurt.. so I say help them stay home and don’t open public transit!!!

    In all seriousness, things look like they’re going to get pretty hairy tonight.

  49. Jerkface October 29th, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    Non tender McGehee. No way they should pay him 2.9 million.

  50. Cashmoney October 29th, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    Thanks TG, will do.

  51. blake October 29th, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    Yea I can’t see tendering mcGehee a contract for that either

  52. blake October 29th, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    Garnder and DRob are still steals at those projections…..

  53. 86w183 October 29th, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    By Casey… it’s been real.

    Robertson should get more than that, but not Gardner after essentially sitting out a season.

    I thought Hughes would be more like $ 7.5 M…. time will tell.

  54. Tyler October 29th, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    To all you in the East, stay safe! We are all thinking about you in the Midwest!

  55. Jerkface October 29th, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    Thats a 1.1 mil raise for D-rob, and no raise for Gardner. I think Gardner will end up with a few hundred thousand (Hughes got a 500k raise after last year)

  56. Jerkface October 29th, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    Hughes made 3 million this year and was below average overall, so the Yankees might be well poised to win an arbitration case.

  57. Lost October 29th, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    Below are some of the things I have been hearing. Call it whispers in the wind, brainstorming, whatever. Nothing concrete, but maybe this will give you and idea of the current state of Yankees behind closed doors. Enjoy.

    Braun:

    Yankees will look for a major impact bat this winter and nobody will be untouchable. There’s concern about the attendance decline and lack of “crowd draw” as it was put. What I was told is that most are in agreement that they need to go after a middle of the order high-impact bat in the likes of “Ryan Braun” who’s name came up expressed as a “Cano tandem”. Please don’t take that there is anything going on with the Mariners as of yet, because there is not. However, they are going to see if they can entice the Mariners enough to make it happen.

    Hamilton:
    Like I said above, they are going to find a middle of the lineup high impact bat this winter. I wouldn’t rule Hamilton out but I can tell you that they’d rather trade for a younger bat like Braun than a high risk such as Hamilton.

    Arod:
    Absolutely nothing going on. No news.

    Jeter:
    Some are concerned that this will greatly impact his already declining range but don’t expect to impact his bat. Jeter also received shots to help him and it was speculated or questions whether or not that weakened his ankle. Wake up call ? The importance of Jeter and what he means to this team was emphasized after his injury. This too brought up the need for a “crowd draw” new type of player.

    Cashman:
    His power in the organization has only increased this year. Cash has a lot of freedom to do as he see’s fit but all “big ticket” moves/pieces will be finalized by Hal. The good news is it seems the door is open to spending and doing what it takes to strengthen this team.

    DISCLAIMER:
    Just because a name is mentioned in a discussion, doesn’t increase the likelihood that it is going to happen. Draw you own conclusions, but nothing is fact until it happens or it doesn’t.

  58. Lost October 29th, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    luis October 29th, 2012 at 1:07 pm
    JF,

    I don’t think Martin’s name should be in consideration for the GG award. I think Tex and Cano win it in landslide.

    =

    Luis:

    I agree. Martin may have handled the staff well but GG is just pushing it too far. It’s a shame that GG is becoming as ridiculous as ASG voting.

  59. Jerkface October 29th, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    Braun does not play for the Mariners, just fyi

  60. blake October 29th, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    Jerkface says:
    October 29, 2012 at 2:02 pm
    Hughes made 3 million this year and was below average overall, so the Yankees might be well poised to win an arbitration case.

    Below average?

  61. blake October 29th, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    “Ryan Braun” who’s name came up expressed as a “Cano tandem”. Please don’t take that there is anything going on with the Mariners as of yet, because there is not. However, they are going to see if they can entice the Mariners enough to make it happen.”

    Brewers u mean….I can’t see Braun being available

  62. 86w183 October 29th, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    A year after losing Prince they are not moving their best player.

    They have to see tickets, too.

    Hughes was certainly an above average starter

  63. blake October 29th, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Hughes was pretty much an average AL #3 starter by ERA and he won 16 games with a sub 1.3 WHIP……

  64. Jerkface October 29th, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    4.23 ERA , 99 ERA+, 4.56 FIP, 4.35 xFIP, 1.9 WAR, more hits than innings pitched, 1.6 HR/9 rate, lost 13 games.

    I think he gets the moderate raise predicted. Not enough to pull out a 7+ million dollar contract in his final arbitration year.

  65. Jerkface October 29th, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    With a minimum of 100 IP, Hughes had the 85th highest ERA of starters. 63 if you go by qualified. 5 million will be a good price for him in tendering a contract.

  66. blake October 29th, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    What was the avg ERA for an average AL #3 starter?

    FIP doesn’t tell the whole story with Hughes for me be size although he does give up lots of homers….he does a good job of limiting other runs and I don’t think that’s a fluke…..he had a good year….better than the average AL starter IMO

  67. 86w183 October 29th, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    If they can sign Hughes for $ 5 M for 2013 that would be a good price. I see no reason for him not to continue to improve off this season with the # 1 priority being refining the change up and # 2 keeping the ball in the park.

  68. yankeefeminista October 29th, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    Also Hughes second half was strong. First half he was still getting reacclimated after the arm issues last year. So, the overall numbers may help the Yankees arb cause, but Hughes’ second half numbers are more who Phil Hughes is as a pitcher than the first half–work in progress–ones.

  69. Jerkface October 29th, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    Yea not really talking about what Hughes will do next year, just the context in which Hughes will receive a 2 million dollar pay raise for next season. Based on other contracts and what players made in that year, he isn’t going to get more than that in my opinion. Matt Cain in his 6th year only made 7 million and he is much better than Hughes.

  70. 86w183 October 29th, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    IF Mariano retires and Soriano opts out, who closes in 2013?

    Candidates woud be Joba, D-Rob, Aardsma, Montgomery….. and Hughes?

    Would they go after a FA to come in and handle it? One possibility might be to deal for Soria — if they can document that he’s healthy. Other ideas?

  71. Jerkface October 29th, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    Can’t shift Hughes to the pen. Trade him if it comes to that. Joba, D-Rob, Aardsma. D-rob probably. Would get Fujikawa to act as setup man/closer.

  72. blake October 29th, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    I think they should offer Hughes a cheap extension this winter unless they think he can be part of a big trade for a good position player

  73. 86w183 October 29th, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    Not sure I like Robertson as a closer… seems too sensitive.

    Joba would be interesting… certainly entertaining

  74. blake October 29th, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    @mlbtraderumors: Phillies Decline Options For Wigginton, Contreras http://t.co/yo3G45Js #mlb

  75. Jerkface October 29th, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    Yesterdays sensitive is tomorrows hard boiled closer!

  76. 86w183 October 29th, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    Wigginton would make some sense as a RH bat for 1B/3B/DH….

    Woulda made more sense 3-5 years ago

    later boyz

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