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Upcoming awards schedule

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Nov 11, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Baseball’s top awards will be handed out this week, televised night-by-night during a 6 p.m. ET broadcast on MLB Network. Here’s the awards schedule.

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
Monday
Favorites: Mike Trout in a landslide in the American League. A legitimate three-way race in the National League.
Yankees in the mix: None. David Phelps had a nice year, but he’s not really in the conversation.
American League finalists: Mike Trout, Yoenis Cespedes, Yu Darvish
National League finalists: Bryce Harper, Todd Frazier, Wade Miley

MANAGER OF THE YEAR
Tuesday
Favorites: Buck Showalter and Bob Melvin are in a small-market showdown in the American League. Davey Johnson in the National League.
Yankees in the mix: Joe Girardi might have gotten some third-place votes for getting the Yankees to the top of the league despite a ton of key injuries.
American League finalists: Robin Ventura, Bob Melvin, Buck Showalter
National League finalists: Dusty Baker, Bruce Bochy, Davey Johnson

CY YOUNG
Wednesday
Favorites: I had a Cy Young vote this year, and it was a tough choice for me. Justin Verlander and David Price are the co-favorites in the American League. The National League has a ton of guys who got some support, headlined locally by R.A. Dickey.
Yankees in the mix: CC Sabathia’s so-so year keeps him out of the hunt, and Hiroki Kuroda’s rocky September might hut his bottom-of-the-ballot support.
American League finalists: Justin Verlander, David Price, Jered Weaver
National League finalists: R.A. Dickey, Gio Gonzalez, Clayton Kershaw

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER
Thursday
Favorites: The American League is a two-way race between Miguel Cabrera and Mike Trout, while the National League seems to have a clear favorite in Buster Posey.
Yankees in the mix: Derek Jeter and Robinson Cano will each get some mid-ballot support, but neither is considered a legitimate candidate for the actual MVP award. Rafael Soriano could also see some bottom-of-the-ballot votes if only because closers often get some MVP buzz.
American League finalists: Adrian Beltre, Miguel Cabrera, Robinson Cano, Josh Hamilton, Mike Trout
National League finalists: Ryan Braun, Chase Headley, Andrew McCutchen, Yadier Molina, Buster Posey

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  1. jacksquat November 11th, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    Since I know how much so many people love WAR…

    Top 5 WAR AL:

    Trout: 10
    Cano: 7.8
    Cabrera: 7.1
    Beltre: 6.5
    Zobrist: 5.9

    Hamilton: 4.4 (15th)

  2. Unnamedsource November 11th, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    There would appear to be at least 67 players in the Yankees organization as of 11/11/12 who will be eligible for selection in the 2012 Rule 5 draft barring further transactions between now and then.

    First the pitchers. There are 40 of them. Juan Cedeno, Craig Heyer, Francisco Rondon, Cory Arbiso, Jeremy Bleich, Pat Venditte, Ryan Flannery, Ryan Pope, Matt Daley, Vidal Nuno, Mikey O’Brien, Brett Marshall, Shaeffer Hall, Graham Stoneburner, Nik Turley, Manny Banuelos, Victor Beriguete, Manuel Barreda, Sean Black, Caleb Cotham, Aaron Dott, Shane Greene, Jose Ramirez, Matt Bashore, Joel De La Cruz, Kelvin Perez, Jairo Heredia, Diego Moreno, Pedro Guerra, Dan Mahoney, Wilton Rodriguez, Mariel Checo, Dawerd Cruz, Felipe Gonzalez, Jhorge Liccien, Israel Tolentino, Edison Mejia, Andury Acevedo, Nestor de Leon, and Josias Sanchez.

    There are 5 catchers eligible. Ryan Baker, Jeff Farnham, Kyle Higashioka, Hector Rabargo, and Francisco Arcia.

    There would appear to be 12 infielders eligible. Bradley Suttle, Addison Maruszak, Kevin Mahoney, Rob Lyerly, Carmen Angelini, Anderson Feliz (last name spelled as per Baseball Reference and MLBAM. Baseball America ends the last name with an “x” instead of a “z”), Jose Pirela, Jose Mojica, Jose Toussen, Luke Murton, Ali Castillo, Reymond Nunez.

    There would appear to be 10 outfielders eligible. Damon Sublett, Cody Johnson, Abraham Almonte, Ramon Flores, Neil Medchill, Kelvin DeLeon, Eduardo Sosa, Exicardo Cayones, Yeicok Calderon, and Kelvin Duran.

    Who would you protect? I think that Banuelos and Marshall are locks. There could be arguments for Kelvin Perez, Juan Cedeno, Rondon, Nuno, O’Brien, Hall, Stoneburner, Turley, and Pirela, but there is obviously not enough room for all of them.

  3. blake November 11th, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    @LostNYY: #Yankees seriously considering dealing Cano but trying to use him to escape from bad contracts. Telling teams must take one of Tex/Arod too

    FWIW…..seems like it would be extremely difficult to both get fair value for Cano and shed bad money in the same deal……

  4. jacksquat November 11th, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    Simply shedding Arod would be getting more than fair value for Cano. I suggested this a few days ago.

    Arod is worth at best half his contract, not counting the bonuses. So trading him could mean saving 80+ mil, and that’s if his performance doesn’t fall off too much more for the rest of his contract.

    Tex’s contract is nowhere near as bad.

  5. UnKnown November 11th, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/articl.....8;c_id=mlb

    Nice write-up on Slade.

    ———-

    I’d much rather the salary dump be Alex along with some good talent for Cano, then losing your entire right side of the infield.

    Another way to put it is, I would rather keep Tex over Alex.

  6. jacksquat November 11th, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    russellmartin55 “A man’s life is what his thoughts make of it.” Marcus Aurelius

    Keep fantasizing you are a 1st round pick Coltrane.

  7. blake November 11th, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    “Simply shedding Arod would be getting more than fair for Cano. I suggested this a few days ago.”

    You don’t trade your best player just to shed payroll unless you’re ok not being very good…..they have to get fair value in players for Cano if they deal him and finding a team that would deal players and take on Alex’a contract would be pretty difficult I think

  8. Jerkface November 11th, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    Yea I don’t see trading Cano to get rid of A-rod as a noble goal, being that they could just keep both…

  9. RadioKev November 11th, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    Who is this LostNYY? Have they been right on calls like these before?

    I seriously question that tweet. I cannot imagine the organization trying to move Tex and Cano.

  10. RadioKev November 11th, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    Tex also has a no trade…

  11. blake November 11th, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    RadioKev says:
    November 11, 2012 at 9:16 pm
    Who is this LostNYY? Have they been right on calls like these before?

    Some dude that claims he knows things….no clue if he does or not but ill take fake news at this point over more Cashman cliches

  12. Bronx Jeers November 11th, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    IIRC, years ago “Lost” called the Teixeira trade before anybody had a clue.

  13. blake November 11th, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    Bronx Jeers says:
    November 11, 2012 at 9:21 pm
    IIRC, years ago “Lost” called the Teixeira trade before anybody had a clue.

    True.

  14. RadioKev November 11th, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    Lost .. ?@LostNYY
    @teixeiramark25 worked his whole career to get to his payday and now that he has it he just wants to chill and it sure shows on the field!

    Sounds more fan than insider to me…

  15. ron November 11th, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    They should trade arod first.
    Cano will be easy to move all by his self,and tex,keeping him for only 4 more years won’t kill us,and you can’t get rid of everybody.

    Trade arod first.
    The more money we have to eat,the more prospects we demand in return.

    Cano has to be traded.
    His contract is going to sting us,and the value we will get back by trading him is more than his value.

    Once arod is gone,then trade cano for an olt,profar type of deal.
    Nobody is going to convince me that cano can’t fetch that kind of return,and i might wan’t a top pitcher also.
    We are going to have to eat enough money to make arod a 15 million a year player for the team we trade him to,so we are talking eating about 50 million,or so.
    Some of us called it the minute he was signed.
    Very bad signing.
    I’d go into full rebuilding mode,but we will still be competitive because we will have money to spend,and cano will get us 2-3 top prospects,granderson one,or two.combined with our draft picks,we will be in far better shape if we go this route,instead of signing cano for 6-8 years,losing granderson for nothing but a pick,arod declining more,and more.

    I’d go to texas,and see if we can get olt,and profar.
    Not sure we can get both,but cano is an elite player.
    It might take a younger cano with more controlled years.Not sure,but then you go to another team.
    I’d target pitching prospects,and infielders because i think we will have a few prospects make it from our system.

  16. blake November 11th, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    “I’d go to texas,and see if we can get olt,and profar.”

    Can’t

  17. theREALkevin November 11th, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    Lost is that P kid’s dad I think, claims he has some connections to the Yankees. I sorta believe it, I mean it’s not like super super inside intel but seems kinda legit. I think P and his dad share the twitter though, along with screen names on here, so some of the more “fan” like statements are from P probably.

  18. theREALkevin November 11th, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    “the more prospects we demand in return.”

    The Yankees are in no position to make demands when it comes to a potential trade of A-Rod.

  19. Bronx Jeers November 11th, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    “P” is believed to be someone else in here.

    You can tell its him because after you read his posts you kinda want to smack him upside the head.

  20. ron November 11th, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    Cano might not get the 2,or one of the top 2 prospects in baseball,as i said,but he most certainly can get one of them,and a lesser prospect.
    Something to consider.
    I saw what the rs did,and i think anything is possible,as it looked like they were saddled with some bad contracts for years,and in one trade,they unloaded them all,ate little,if any money,and i believe they got prospects back.

    So if cano can’t get you profar,and olt,maybe you try for olt,and one,or two other players/prospects,because i wouldn’t give up both myself.

  21. jacksquat November 11th, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    blake November 11th, 2012 at 9:01 pm
    “Simply shedding Arod would be getting more than fair for Cano. I suggested this a few days ago.”

    You don’t trade your best player just to shed payroll unless you’re ok not being very good…..they have to get fair value in players for Cano if they deal him and finding a team that would deal players and take on Alex’a contract would be pretty difficult I think

    Obviously you would have to replace the production and you might not do it in one year. And yes, you don’t get someone to overpay Arod by 80 mil and give you good prospects just for them getting Cano. You probably don’t even get them to take Arod.

    Getting Arod’s 27.5 mil AAV + bonuses completely off the books for the next 5 years would be a coup, especially if they don’t plan to keep Cano anyway.

  22. jacksquat November 11th, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    blake November 11th, 2012 at 9:23 pm
    Bronx Jeers says:
    November 11, 2012 at 9:21 pm
    IIRC, years ago “Lost” called the Teixeira trade before anybody had a clue.

    True.

    Wow, someone called the Yankees picking up a big free agent back when they were still spending money? Brilliant. How many other calls did they make? Because “Lost” already called Braun and someone else this year so far.

  23. NYY_Girl_Penny November 11th, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    Jacksquat he called Braun??? Really ?

    Lost October 29th, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    http://yankees.lhblogs.com/201.....nt-2490797

    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.

    Mariners again lol :) he obviously meant brewers but Sure sounds like he called braun saying, “Please don’t take that there is anything going on … there is not” i

    ! Jacksquat you know squat.

  24. NYY_Girl_Penny November 11th, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    jacksquat November 11th, 2012 at 10:50 pm
    blake November 11th, 2012 at 9:23 pm
    Bronx Jeers says:
    November 11, 2012 at 9:21 pm
    IIRC, years ago “Lost” called the Teixeira trade before anybody had a clue.

    True.

    Wow, someone called the Yankees picking up a big free agent back when they were still spending money? Brilliant. How many other calls did they make? Because “Lost” already called Braun and someone else this year so far.

    Just so you know he called it when ever blog rumor site was saying yankees were not in on Tex and Cashman said signing tex is pure fantasy, in fact he gave a play by play as it was going down almost in real time like he was sitting in the office while it was happening.

    so you know nothing jack snow.

  25. luis November 11th, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    Just got back from the movie theater… This Bond movie is probably one of the best, if not the best of all times… Wow! What a ride!

  26. NYY_Girl_Penny November 11th, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    This place was a lot better when Lost, CB, G. Love, Sj44 were all regulars here. But certain know-it-alls drove them away. Oh and also Lost called the arod deal and AJ Burnett way before it happened. Just saying, have a clue what you are talking about instead of trying to make others look bad.. why? It makes you look like .. well bad.

  27. Nick in SF November 11th, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    Blood is thicker than tears. ;)

  28. Jerkface November 11th, 2012 at 11:53 pm

    Hilarious.

  29. jacksquat November 12th, 2012 at 12:30 am

    Oh, look, my troll again. :roll:

    Ok, lost/P is really an insider and we can all look forward to the Cano salary dump.

  30. Bronx Jeers November 12th, 2012 at 12:32 am

    Once in a fit of astute prescience, I accurately predicted the release of Edwar Ramirez.

    The force was strong in me that day.

  31. jacksquat November 12th, 2012 at 12:35 am

    As for SJ44, he was a barrel of laughs this year with one knee jerk reaction tweet after another.

  32. jacksquat November 12th, 2012 at 1:40 am

    https://mobile.twitter.com/LostNYY/status/262981422896254978

    Let’s try this again.. You heard it here first: Yankees will throw everything they have in an attempt to pry Ryan Braun from Brewers

  33. PacoDooley November 12th, 2012 at 4:30 am

    jacksquat November 12th, 2012 at 1:40 am
    https://mobile.twitter.com/LostNYY/status/262981422896254978

    Let’s try this again.. You heard it here first: Yankees will throw everything they have in an attempt to pry Ryan Braun from Brewers
    ———————————————

    I would think that the PED association would make them weary of Braun. I keep hearing that they have no interest in Melky because of the PED link, but Braun is just as guilty..

    (and don’t tell me he was found innocent, he was not – the independent arbitrator simply believed that the testing lab had violated agreed upon procedure, even if they were following the standard ‘Olympic’ grade procedure that would be accepted by every other sports governing body in the world).

  34. MTU November 12th, 2012 at 6:44 am

    Good morning.

    Couple of things to say this AM.

    1st of all I want to thank all of our Vets for their service and sacrifice.

    The other thing is we could sure use some news around here.

    And yes I know it’s early.

    ;)

  35. MTU November 12th, 2012 at 6:48 am

    Since today is also a day of remembrance I’d like to say that there are many former posters who are missed :

    GB, SJ, GF, Erin, Erica, Doreen, CB.

    Just to name a few.

    They all added something to the Blog with their uniqueness and humor.

  36. MTU November 12th, 2012 at 6:56 am

    I’m gonna take a poll this morning :

    For the next several years until the Farm guys are NL ready the Yankees should :

    a) Use stopgap players to compete and save most or all of our Farm guys.

    b) Trade to fill our needs sacrificing some but not all of our MiLB talent.

    c) forget about 189 and get back to the old Yankee ways.

    Please feel free to weigh in.

    Those of you who know me know where I stand.

    :)

  37. MTU November 12th, 2012 at 6:57 am

    Should have read: “ML ready” not NL. Duh. Sorry. It’s early.

  38. tomingeorgia November 12th, 2012 at 7:06 am

    Good morning, Mr. MTU,

    I suspect Plan B is the most likely. Hope all is well in the High Desert.

  39. blake November 12th, 2012 at 7:19 am

    “For the next several years until the Farm guys are NL ready the Yankees should : ”

    We all know they will trade their prospects for NL pitchers but come on man ;)

  40. blake November 12th, 2012 at 7:24 am

    Say the Nats wanted Cano and they were willing to take Tex’s contract…… Who would you need in return from them to make that deal

  41. blake November 12th, 2012 at 7:35 am

    My question scared everyone away?

  42. J. Alfred Prufrock November 12th, 2012 at 7:36 am

    Bronx Jeers November 12th, 2012 at 12:32 am

    Once in a fit of astute prescience, I accurately predicted the release of Edwar Ramirez.

    The force was strong in me that day.
    ////

    LMAO!

  43. blake November 12th, 2012 at 7:38 am

    Sup JAP

  44. austinmac November 12th, 2012 at 7:39 am

    Good morning all. Thanks you veterans for sacrificing for the rear of us.

    My hope for this week is they hear from Kuroda and Pettitte. I am not buying into the Cano is on the market idea. Since when do they do that?

    Are their any good players to whom they would give a multi year contract? Are we now the Rays who better get the years before free agency causes the players to leave?

    Is Hughes gone next year also? Must they trade him too?

  45. austinmac November 12th, 2012 at 7:40 am

    For the rest of us

  46. J. Alfred Prufrock November 12th, 2012 at 7:42 am

    Honoring all today who fought for us – especially my Dad, who fought in the Battle of the Bulge, and my mom, a lifetime Wave. Love you both.

  47. blake November 12th, 2012 at 7:42 am

    Yes Thank you to all the vets out there!

  48. J. Alfred Prufrock November 12th, 2012 at 7:43 am

    ‘morning, Blake (et al). Just waiting with bated breath for the Russell Martin press conference. Got my box of kleenex handy – should be deeply moving.

  49. austinmac November 12th, 2012 at 7:44 am

    Blake,

    The board is very slow largely. It is hard for me to say in different ways how much I hate the cap.

  50. MTU November 12th, 2012 at 7:46 am

    Greetings Tom.

    They are except for a cold snap.

    Should be gone soon ( I hope).

    Hope all is well in the land of peaches and buisness is good.

    :)

  51. blake November 12th, 2012 at 7:52 am

    “‘morning, Blake (et al). Just waiting with bated breath for the Russell Martin press conference. Got my box of kleenex handy – should be deeply moving.”

    Lifetime contract ?

  52. J. Alfred Prufrock November 12th, 2012 at 7:59 am

    Lifetime contract ?
    ///

    Yes, and his place in Monument Park is secure.

  53. MTU November 12th, 2012 at 8:00 am

    Sarcasm is thicker than molasses in here this AM.

    :)

  54. blake November 12th, 2012 at 8:06 am

    Martin probably is their best catching option for 2013…..but they seriously should avoid goingore than a year unless the AAV is very low….Id rather roll the dice with Romine than to give Martin a 3 year deal

  55. J. Alfred Prufrock November 12th, 2012 at 8:07 am

    MTU, my burrito was somewhat disappointing yesterday :(. FTR, I won’t mortgage the future for a more competitive 2013, although I’d like to see DJ have a real shot, as opposed to the fake one he had this past year, once more! That could be achieved, though, without giving up Gary Sanchez, etc, if they would just sign Cabrera/Hamilton…. Now if they could land Upton without causing great harm, I would of course be delighted. Just cannot see that happening without a whole lot of hurt.

  56. blake November 12th, 2012 at 8:07 am

    The markets should start to move here pretty soon as we build towards the winter meetings….. Cashman had better intensify talks with Jonesy and Freddy

  57. RadioKev November 12th, 2012 at 8:09 am

    Why would the Yankees want to move Teixeira? Sure, he’s over paid and he isn’t living up to our expectations, but how do you replace that production in the near future?

    Signing Hamilton? Seems like a silly, risky decision (Stick with the devil you know). Are there other guys on the horizon?

    I don’t like the idea. Way too drastic.

  58. blake November 12th, 2012 at 8:11 am

    JAP ,

    How much have you seen Heathcott play? He is really performing in the AFL which is typically an indicator that guys are getting close…..

    if they aren’t gonna spend any money…..and they can’t make a trade…..and they won’t sign guys like Melky…..they Id like to see them really push guys like Hearhcott and Austin to try to get them to the big leagues and to also find a spot for Adams on the roster…..

  59. RadioKev November 12th, 2012 at 8:12 am

    Do we think Romine will ever be a better catcher than Martin? Just curious as to what people see in him.

    I haven’t followed him all that much, but I suspect he’ll be in a similar catching class to Martin, if he gets it together.

  60. RadioKev November 12th, 2012 at 8:14 am

    It would be really great to see Heathcott, Adams, or Austin force the Yankees hand and give them a shot next season. That would be very encouraging.

  61. Benny Blanco November 12th, 2012 at 8:19 am

    What are the chances that “if” the yankees were to sign Hamilton he would hit below his normal “back of the baseball card” averages?

  62. tomingeorgia November 12th, 2012 at 8:27 am

    It’d be nice to have some news to talk about.

  63. yankeefeminista November 12th, 2012 at 8:28 am

    Good morning. Thoughts and prayers for our veterans!

    Now you cannot say that the Yankees aren’t active after they just claimed the coveted Josh Spence and David Herndon off waivers. Not to mention Eli Whiteside.

    In a best case scenario, I can see Heathcott and Austin here at some point in 2014. Romine doesn’t have the pop of Martin, and you know how we love Martin’s bat. :roll: Adams would be serviceable at 3rd; very good situational hitter who goes with the pitch/oppo but Yanks love those SLG boys. Heathcott has it all as a CF, but needs to stay healthy.

    Russ’s Monument Park figure will include his two jammed thumbs thrust into the air in victory futility.

  64. 86w183 November 12th, 2012 at 8:33 am

    The problem with fantasizing about trading A-Rod is that the two teams most likely to have some interest…. the Dodgers and Marlins are NL teams and won’t be able to DH him.

    I thought there was a chance to structure a deal around Buerhle and Bell, two really bad contracts, but they moved Bell before post-season even got underway.

    A-Rod for Buerhle, John Buck and $ 40 M ??

  65. J. Alfred Prufrock November 12th, 2012 at 8:33 am

    blake November 12th, 2012 at 8:11 am

    JAP ,

    How much have you seen Heathcott play? He is really performing in the AFL which is typically an indicator that guys are getting close…..

    if they aren’t gonna spend any money…..and they can’t make a trade…..and they won’t sign guys like Melky…..they Id like to see them really push guys like Hearhcott and Austin to try to get them to the big leagues and to also find a spot for Adams on the roster…..
    ///

    Saw Slade down in Lakewood for a 3-game set in 2011. My lone reservation about him is, he’s kind of muscle-bound and lacks that kind of effortless, long-limbed flow you see from guys like Mason and Ravel Santana, so I worry about him aging fast and also his tendency to use his own body as a detonator. Other than that… he’s been very impressive offensively… he hit some LD smashes when I saw him and was pretty selective and. He struck out once, but he hung in there and battled before K-ing. Made a base running mistake and got himself out, but liked his fearlessness. I didn’t like a couple of weird routes he took in CF. This is a while ago. He was on my untouchable list. We’re doubtless getting him in Trenton for 2013. Can’t wait.

    Adams I have wanted to see here for a while, now. He’s ready as rain.

  66. J. Alfred Prufrock November 12th, 2012 at 8:34 am

    Sorry, pretty selective and made good contact.

  67. J. Alfred Prufrock November 12th, 2012 at 8:38 am

    Russ’s Monument Park figure will include his two jammed thumbs thrust into the air in victory futility.
    ///

    LMAO. Is this after he falls down from swinging so hard?

  68. Yankee Trader November 12th, 2012 at 8:38 am

    Good morning Breakfast Club. Hope all is well. I want to thank all those veterans for their sacrifices to protect our country and its freedoms. If you are out there GB7- thank you and please drop in and let your LoHud family know how you are.

  69. thewarrior82 November 12th, 2012 at 8:39 am

    @LostNYY: #Yankees seriously considering dealing Cano but trying to use him to escape from bad contracts. Telling teams must take one of Tex/Arod too
    ——

    GOD I HOPE THIS IS TRUE / but the problem is both guys have no-trade clauses and seem to want to stay in NY

  70. Yankee Trader November 12th, 2012 at 8:40 am

    From NoMaas.org: The Other Contract:

    Mark Teixeira.

    At 8 years / $180 million, Teixeira’s annual hit to the luxury tax number is $22.5 million. After a superb first season with the Yankees, his offense has declined in each of the last 3 seasons. In fact, his 2012 was his worst season since his rookie year in 2003 (2012: .251/.332/.475).

    Everyone has speculated about Teixeira. In 2011, we asked if he’d “Yankee Stadium’d” his left-handed swing. At the beginning of last season, we asked if the shift was ruining his life, resulting in much lower BABIPs.

    Teixeira may look like a horse, but he’s certainly not been the equine the Yankees thought he would be.

    wOBA

    2009: .402
    2010: .369
    2011: .361
    2012: .341

    BABIP (The shift??)

    2009: .302
    2010: .268
    2011: .239
    2012: .250

    OPS

    2009: .948
    2010: .846
    2011: .835
    2012: .807

    OPS vs. RHP (batting left-handed)

    2009: .951
    2010: .799
    2011: .779
    2012: .770

  71. yankeefeminista November 12th, 2012 at 8:40 am

    We likely need to trade or release some ‘specs with the impending rule 5 draft on the horizon; we just have limited room on the 40 man. Cash, will have to make some kind of move if even logistically b/c of that.

    As for food, at Sunday farmer’s market I didn’t go the taqueria route, but I ate two borekas, one spinach; the other potato. Awesome! Then had Malaysian dim sum at a local restaurant: salmon/basil egg rolls, turnip cakes, fresh shrimp and chive dumplings, and sesame red bean balls, with a pot of jasmine tea. Whatever gets you through the offseason. Pruf, was the burrito from Small World? I’ll be in that neck of the woods on Thursday, dreaming of Nassau seafood and The Osteria’s vongole pizza. Yum!

  72. J. Alfred Prufrock November 12th, 2012 at 8:40 am

    I don’t even really buy Martin’s power, because although he can give you 20 HR, they’re mostly off pitchers who sleep on him. He’s a mistake hitter all the way, and doesn’t really hit many line drives, but more of a flyball hitter. He walks some, but the average is just so awful. He’s off balance half the time, and those stretches of oppo discipline are too fleeting and too infrequent, for my taste.

  73. J. Alfred Prufrock November 12th, 2012 at 8:42 am

    Teixeira may look like a horse, but he’s certainly not been the equine the Yankees thought he would be.
    ///

    ‘morning Trader. Gelding? Ch-ch-ch-ch-changeups…. :(

  74. J. Alfred Prufrock November 12th, 2012 at 8:44 am

    As for food, at Sunday farmer’s market I didn’t go the taqueria route, but I ate two borekas, one spinach; the other potato. Awesome! Then had Malaysian dim sum at a local restaurant: salmon/basil egg rolls, turnip cakes, fresh shrimp and chive dumplings, and sesame red bean balls, with a pot of jasmine tea. Whatever gets you through the offseason. Pruf, was the burrito from Small World? I’ll be in that neck of the woods on Thursday, dreaming of Nassau seafood and The Osteria’s vongole pizza. Yum!
    ///

    The latter two, I can get to easily. The rest of this post is just cruel! :D. Yes, burrito from Small World. Coffee was terrific, though.

  75. MTU November 12th, 2012 at 8:45 am

    JAP-

    Sorry about the buritto.

    I understand where you’re coming from.

    You’re an A guy. You hug the prospects a bit more than me.

    Don’t blame those who find the Brass’s judgement suspect of late.

    I prefer we make some trades but I can live with waiting a year or two.

    Either way there is work to be done.

  76. yankeefeminista November 12th, 2012 at 8:47 am

    Pruf, agree on Martin and mistake hitting. We have too many of them on this team. I often wonder what we are talking about when we say our hitters have had quality AB’s. I often think not. We just have to improve there and that means filling in with some new players. Adams has better AB’s then most of our lineup, but we are into Cash’s hairy monster phase, and love is blind.

  77. J. Alfred Prufrock November 12th, 2012 at 8:47 am

    tomingeorgia November 12th, 2012 at 8:27 am

    It’d be nice to have some news to talk about.
    ///

    Hey tom, thanks for your military service. For better or worse, we’ll eventually have some news.

  78. tomingeorgia November 12th, 2012 at 8:52 am

    JAP,
    Thanks. Buy a poppy today!

    I agree that sooner or later we’ll get blindsided by something.

  79. Yankee Trader November 12th, 2012 at 8:54 am

    Tex now is an “average” hitter by wOBA of .341. Ask JF our resident statistician!

    Shift him, changeup him from the left side and he is neutered

    Chance of trading him is slim, unless he wants to go to the O’s or the Nats, near his hometown.

  80. Shame Spencer November 12th, 2012 at 8:54 am

    Morning all – Feel the need to get on Team Greedy’s soapbox again and clarify that no one on Team Greedy wants to trade Tex, Cano, or Arod…… we just want to spend more money on more players to off-set some of their poor production. Seeing as how the Yankees would prefer to not only move the contracts to save money, but not add any additional funds to payroll, we think of crazy trades. But no one wants to trade ALL the players. We’d ideally keep ALL the players and do whatever it takes to JUST WIN BABY.

  81. blake November 12th, 2012 at 8:56 am

    Adams reminds me of micheal young in the box….now he’s probably not that type of player but that’s who he reminds me of….real short opo stroke.

    They need to either find a spot for him or trade him because at his age he’s going to start losing value staying in the minors

  82. Yankee Trader November 12th, 2012 at 8:57 am

    Blake-

    So you want to see if Tex and Cano to the Nats will bring anything. Do you know anything about their top 10 prospects?

  83. yankeefeminista November 12th, 2012 at 8:57 am

    MTU, well we will make some moves, have to. No way we can fit everyone on next year’s roster. It just depends on the magnitude of the trades. Can Cash parlay Mesa, Corban etc into something useful? I wouldn’t trade the top specs, unless the payoff were worthy. I’d re-sign Cano but not for ten years. I said I was somewhat envious of what the RS did last year, but I don’t see us wiping the slate clean with the team we have. I’d trade Grandy though, but we’d haclve to replace his and Swish’s production. Easier said than done. I’d love to see Cash have the guts to do something big if it would make us better. But blowing up the farm for some symbolic/short term fix doesn’t make sense to me. Then I’d rather stopgap for one year. Again signing Melky would make sense, but we are hypocrites, so…

    Pruf, yeah the Malaysian place is mind bogglingly delicious. But can’t really get great coffee like Small World’s around here…

  84. blake November 12th, 2012 at 8:58 am

    I think Romine had average big league catcher upside…..the thing is though that Im not sure there are even 30 legit starting catchers in baseball right now…..there are a lot of back ups starting because the position is so top heavy…..you have 3 or 4 studs then a bunch of mediocrity

  85. Shame Spencer November 12th, 2012 at 8:59 am

    Tex absolutely has value.. if the Yanks eat any of his contract, there’d definitely be takers. He’s a gold glove 1B, switch hitter who hits for power.

  86. blake November 12th, 2012 at 9:00 am

    “So you want to see if Tex and Cano to the Nats will bring anything. Do you know anything about their top 10 prospects?”

    Nah I was just curious what folks would want from the Nats in that deal…..Id need Big league players back for me to consider it….the Yanks would be trading the middle of their lineup more or less…..

  87. Yankee Trader November 12th, 2012 at 9:00 am

    no one on Team Greedy wants to trade Tex, Cano, or Arod.
    —————————-
    Shame-

    I want to trade ARod. I’m a card carrying member of Team Greedy. Is that bad? :)

  88. Yankee Trader November 12th, 2012 at 9:02 am

    New Post—————>

    Blake-

    I’ll answer that question on the other side.

  89. MTU November 12th, 2012 at 9:04 am

    YF-

    You have to be willing to up the ante a bit if you want a significant trade.

    Those players (the 2nd tier ones) aren’t getting you anything worthwhile IMO.

    When I speak of moving some of the Farm pieces I always have significant talent coming back (Upton, Gordon, etc.)

    Young, athletic, and most importantly proven.

    Replacing that core 4 won’t be easy. In fact, it’s highly unlikely IMO.

    We might get 1 or 2 but not 4 or 5. That’s my take.

    I think we have to trade and spend. Eventually.

  90. yankeefeminista November 12th, 2012 at 9:06 am

    Pruf, I too remember some of those questionable routes Heathcott took. But I also haven’t seen him field live in a couple of years. Big thing is him staying healthy. We’ll also get a better sense of his fielding seeing him every day in Trenton. I like the level swing; think more power will come with consistent playing time although Trenton’s park won’t be kind to him. I really liked Mason’s routes in the little I saw of him.

  91. yankeefeminista November 12th, 2012 at 9:13 am

    MTU, that’s the thing though; again I wouldn’t trade premium positions: wouldnt trade
    Sanchez period, Slade/Mason (unless I was pretty darn sure on health of Slade if I were keeping him, but I do love Mason), and an mlb ready pitcher unless we have a stand in. So I’d trade one CF IF I got a top player and Austin IF I were getting back JUp, but not Sanchez no matter what. JR and Romine aren’t in Sanchez’s class. I’d doubt Towers would take a Brett Marshall/Warren in a JUp deal.

  92. BIG AL November 12th, 2012 at 9:36 am

    Good morning all.

    Those that expect the Yankees to give their young talent a chance to contribute, I say remember A-Jax, our future CF? Remember Montero, our future C? Just to name a couple. It’s not as though the NYY are not developing talent, its that they don’t recognize the real talent they have, properly develop that talent, and have the patience to allow the talent to grow.

    Just think, A-Jax in CF, a better overall player today than Granderson, and much cheaper, and the same goes with Montero.

    Just saying the new cheap NYY will not go over 189, and could care less about the team they field, so long as the Stein Bros. continue to reap the $$$$.

    I’ve said this numerous times, Hal, sell the team to Mark Cuban, please!

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