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Miley named Manager of the Year by Baseball America

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

Well deserved honor for Yankees Triple-A manager Dave Miley. Here’s the announcement from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (please note that the Mantle pun is not mine!).

MOOSIC, Pa. – Ironic that the manager of the Yankees’ Triple-A affiliate might just need a bigger, “mantle”. Scranton/Wiles-Barre skipper Dave Miley has been named Minor League Manager of the Year by Baseball America, the preeminent publication in the industry. It is the second significant accolade of 2012 for the veteran field general, who also took International League Manager of the Year honors for a second time in SWB pinstripes.

But while his 2007 squad won the division by 7.5 games, and his 2008 unit won the Governor’s Cup, his 2012 efforts might mark the zenith of his career. Despite having to play its entire season without a true home stadium while PNC Field underwent a $43.3 million reconstruction project, SWB posted the second-best record in the International League at 84-60.

“No home games and win the division, that’s pretty unbelievable,” Mark Newman, senior vice president of baseball operations for the New York Yankees told the publication. “He is a really good person and very good at his job.”

Miley championed SWB to its fifth division title in six years as a Yankees affiliate. In 23 seasons as a minor league manager, the 50-year-old Miley owns a record of 1,973-1,610 (.551).

“I tell the players the first day of the season, everybody has aspirations to get to the big leagues or go back to the big leagues. That goes from the clubhouse guy all the way through,” Miley told Baseball America. “If you aren’t going to be in the big leagues, Triple-A with the Yankees is tremendous to me. It’s been great. I have been treated outstanding. The communication involved has been great. We all want to be in the big leagues and go back to the big leagues, but it has been a great experience.”

Miley is currently in Puerto Rico managing Indios de Mayaguez for the second straight year after winning the Puerto Rican League title a year ago. His squad sports several Yankees’ farmhands including an SWB alumnus in right-hander Preston Claiborne, and possible future RailRiders like shortstop Angelo Gumbs, first baseman Luke Murton and outfielder Adonis Garcia.

“Dave’s work in 2012 was mind-blowing,” said SWB RailRiders president and general manager Rob Crain. “Under rare and difficult conditions, he authored the type of season most would find unbelievable on a movie screen. Sincere congratulations to him from the entire RailRiders family.”

Associated Press photo of Miley, Chris Dickerson and Triple-A trainer Darren London

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118 Responses to “Miley named Manager of the Year by Baseball America”

  1. MTU November 29th, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    What I want to know is, “does he have a binder ?”

    :)

  2. blake November 29th, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    @Buster_ESPN: @jaysonst And if the Red Sox signed LaRoche, they would lose their second-round pick. That’s a big deal to this group.

  3. MTU November 29th, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    Blake-

    Didn’t the Sux have LaRoche once before ?

  4. blake November 29th, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    Yea they had him for like a hit second a few years back

  5. austinmac November 29th, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    I wonder why a guy like Miley doesn’t get a shot an an MLB job. That was a heck of a job.

  6. MTU November 29th, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    Well. I don’t know bout you guys but I’m really looking forward to the
    upcoming WM’s.

    Maybe it’s just my innate optimism but I’ve been feeling good ever since we settled our Pitching.

    I felt that gave Cashman options.

    Not expecting anything big to happen but I wouldn’t be surprised either.

    :)

  7. MTU November 29th, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    I’d really like to see Cashman bust a move than none of us thought of or discussed.

    A true Cashman stealth move.

    Wouldn’t that be something.

    :)

  8. MTU November 29th, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    The rumors will be flying.

    MLBTR might go into meltdown.

    :)

  9. tomingeorgia November 29th, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    Mr. MTU,
    There’s something cooking. Sit tight.

  10. MTU November 29th, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    Did we already see this Winter’s blockbuster with the Dodgers and Sux ?

    Or, will there be others ?

    Personally, I’m hoping for some more because I dig the excitment they generate.

    ;)

  11. Shame Spencer November 29th, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    @Ken_Rosenthal

    Davey Johnson still wants LaRoche for #Nationals, says he was texting him all day, telling him to bring a pen to Davey’s golf MORE

    @Ken_Rosenthal

    tournament this weekend and “sign your contract.” If LaRoche leaves, Johnson plans for Harper to bat fourth. Span-Werth-Zimmerman-Harper.

  12. MTU November 29th, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    Meant to say this year’s blockbuster.

    The Marlins thing certainly qualifies too.

    ;)

    Mister Tom-

    I sure hope so. My gut is saying yes but not my head.

    Hope the gut is right.

    ;)

  13. tomingeorgia November 29th, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    MTU,
    When you get a bad burrito, the gut is always right.

  14. MTU November 29th, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    Tom-

    Don’t ever spend Turkey day alone again.

    We’ll leave a light on for ya’ out here.

    By the way, your GB comments were moving.

    I put out a little photo tribute for him earlier in the day.

    I plan on making a yearly USO contibution in his memory.

    I know he would have liked that more than almost anything.

    I have a feeling we’ll be meeting up again one day.

  15. MTU November 29th, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    Tom-

    I think you’ll appreciate this.

    Ran into a herd of these on a hike recently.

    This guys was nice enough to pose for me :

    https://picasaweb.google.com/109721757058432487394/Nov29201202?authkey=Gv1sRgCKaNy7S7x5XrAQ#

    I was within 20 ft.

    Enjoy.

    :)

  16. tomingeorgia November 29th, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    MTU,
    Mine goes to Wounded Warriors. . Think he would like that better. He and I talked late night about our experiences, neither of us were ever badly wounded, and we talked of friends who were. There will be a meeting, for sure. Valhalla sounds like a good place.

  17. MTU November 29th, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    Yes Tom. He probably would.

    God bless the both of you for you courage and sacrifice.

    It’s something I will never know. Guess the Man upstairs had other plans for me.

  18. MTU November 29th, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    sp: your. sorry.

  19. tomingeorgia November 29th, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Baa, baa, baa. That’s a Yale song. Bah.

  20. Ys Guy November 29th, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    i think this year girardi put that ‘binder’ stuff to rest. he made big decisions in the pennant race and in the PS that clearly went against the percentages and even said he ‘just went with his gut’. They didnt all work out of course, no system does, but the ‘binder joe’ thing is dead imo.

  21. MTU November 29th, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    Tom-

    Looks like the Dodge hood ornament.

    :)

  22. MTU November 29th, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    We’ll see Y’s.

    Personally, I hope so.

    ;)

  23. blake November 29th, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    @Ken_Rosenthal: Morse indeed would become trade candidate if #Nationals re-sign LaRoche. Rizzo has created options. “He’s no dummy,” Davey said of his GM.

  24. tomingeorgia November 29th, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    MTU,
    Got one of them on the hood of my truck. Shows how old it is.

  25. MTU November 29th, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    Tom-

    It’s on the new ones too.

    :)

  26. blake November 29th, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    Nats will likely target back end rotation help or bullpen help if they deal Morse as they really don’t need anything else

  27. MTU November 29th, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    Have a good evening guys.

    Might catch you later.

  28. tomingeorgia November 29th, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    MTU,
    Meant the REAL hood ornament.

  29. blake November 29th, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    @JonHeymanCBS: #dodgers have emerged as a potential surprise suitor for a.j. pierzynski, who was terrific in 2012. http://t.co/KB4m27Rh

    ALL the players

  30. Against All Odds November 29th, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    Dodgers are going all out. It’s interesting to see what the end result will be.

  31. jacksquat November 29th, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    Then they’ll sign Napoli to catch vs lhp.

    Geez…

  32. Shame Spencer November 29th, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    People can poo poo the Dodgers all they want.. they’ve been reinvigorating that fan base since they got a hold of the team. Smart, smart decision to make the fans a top priority.

  33. Benny Blanco November 29th, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    Who do the dodgers think they are? the yankees?

  34. austinmac November 29th, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    MTU,

    I loved the photo. Very amazing.

  35. Shame Spencer November 29th, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    @Ken_Rosenthal

    Source: #Pirates reach agreement with Russell Martin, pending physical.

  36. Shame Spencer November 29th, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    You heard it here first folks.

  37. The Return of Stoneburner November 29th, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    Source: #Pirates reach agreement with Russell Martin, pending physical.

    *****

    Guess have to add Eli back on the roster – – - -

  38. tomingeorgia November 29th, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    Mo signed, 10 MM plus incentives. MLBtr.com.

  39. jacksquat November 29th, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    Shame Spencer November 29th, 2012 at 8:25 pm
    @Ken_Rosenthal

    Source: #Pirates reach agreement with Russell Martin, pending physical.

    Wow!

  40. Jerkface November 29th, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    Dodged a bullet

  41. The Return of Stoneburner November 29th, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    Yankeesource ?@YankeeSource
    What would it cost to acquire Span in FA? You could see by Upton deal that it would be a huge price. Span for a A ball talent is puzzling.

    1h Yankeesource ?@YankeeSource
    I love prospects as much as you guys, but the Twins sold Span at a Dollar Store price. Huge steal.

    1h Yankeesource ?@YankeeSource
    Prospect for an affordable proven CF? And one? Bad move IMO. RT @90sRememberer Twins did really well on this, he’s an excellent prospect

    Nodding head – - – -

  42. Ys Guy November 29th, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    im glad for martin that he’s getting big money. and im glad the yankees arent paying him. now put that money into 3b.

  43. Giuseppe Franco November 29th, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Perfect timing.

    I came back here to check to see if there were any updates on the Pirates/Martin negotiations and it appears the news is breaking as of this writing.

    Not a big deal to me. Certainly didn’t want to see the organization sign him to a multi-year deal.

    Given his production since May of 2011, I didn’t quite understand the undeserved Martin love from Cashman and Girardi.

    Can’t wait to see the Martin/Burnett reunion.

  44. The Return of Stoneburner November 29th, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    So what does this mean for lohud’s favorite nephew Tony Sanchez??

  45. RayVT November 29th, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    Tony Sanchez will make it soon in Pirate organization. Who knows the Pirates may trade Marting after AS Break in 2013.

  46. RayVT November 29th, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    I’m glad Martin is gone & that he is in NL. LOL!

  47. jr1212 November 29th, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    Martin’s deal is 2 years for 17 million…i would have not been crazy for the Yanks to match

  48. jr1212 November 29th, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    It would*

  49. Shame Spencer November 29th, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    @JonHeymanCBS

    #yankees had offered 2 years for somewhere around $12-ro-14M for martin. not sure if they bumped it at end.

  50. RayVT November 29th, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    tomingeorgia November 29th, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    I missed your writeup on GB. Can you share it with me? Link?

  51. Benny Blanco November 29th, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    basically 8.5 million per year. Guess cashman didnt want Russel Munson after all.

  52. Giuseppe Franco November 29th, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Perhaps Martin felt disrespected by the Yanks in some way because I am surprised the FO didn’t match the offer from the Pirates.

  53. Shame Spencer November 29th, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    @DavidWaldstein

    Russell Martin has agreed to a 2-year, $17 million contract with the Pirates, according to a person with direct knowledge of the deal.

  54. Jerkface November 29th, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    lol @ that deal. Ok so qualifying offer probably not great if you’re paying nearly the same amount for 1 year that he got for 2 years. Yankees must really not like Martin to not match such a pitiful deal.

    I’m starting to like the front office more.

  55. Jerkface November 29th, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    At the very least we know that them not matching a smallish deal like that means they are serious about the 189.

  56. RMS November 29th, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    Hope Martin enjoys Pittsburgh and catching his buddy AJ. No pressure to win on either of them.

  57. austinmac November 29th, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    The Yankees may not have gone more than a year on Martin. Good times. Good luck acquiring anyone helpful under those circumstances. Pierzynski isn’t happening. It looks like Romine/Cervelli /Stewart. Each one is another Munson.

  58. Shame Spencer November 29th, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    So much for a 4 year deal…

    Someone tow Cervelli’s car to the Bronx lol!

  59. Ys Guy November 29th, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    i liked martin, but not at that price. good luck to him i hope we play the pirates in the WS.

  60. Shame Spencer November 29th, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    Jerkface November 29th, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    lol @ that deal. Ok so qualifying offer probably not great if you’re paying nearly the same amount for 1 year that he got for 2 years. Yankees must really not like Martin to not match such a pitiful deal.

    I’m starting to like the front office more.

    ——————-

    That’s what I was thinking!!!! It’s kind of amazing for a guy so adept at framing pitches lol

  61. jacksquat November 29th, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    I wonder if Cashman has something cooking. For all the love they showed Martin, I’m a little surprised they didn’t match 2/17.

    With the Dodgers supposedly after AJ, and the Red Sox and Mariners after Napoli, I wonder if there will be a trade. Hanigan, Santana?

  62. tomingeorgia November 29th, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    RayVT,
    It was in yesterday’s early morning chat, didn’t save it, best I can do.

  63. Shame Spencer November 29th, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    @dubnoxious

    @sportsJC16 any impact on Tony? @JonHeymanCBS #pirates agree to deal with russell martin

    @sportsJC16

    @dubnoxious Not with a 2 yr deal.

  64. RayVT November 29th, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    Thanks Tom! I will find it! I am glad to have corresponded with GB! He was a great guy! I miss him!

  65. chicken little November 29th, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    The Yanks need a bat for power without Martin and Swish. That said, it does not need to be a catcher. Martin hit basically 200 this year. Cash definitely has something up his sleeve. Relax. There will be someone behind the plate come spring training and a power bat somehwere else.

  66. Ys Guy November 29th, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    actually i think that’s good timing for sanchez. he didnt do well when me moved up to aaa and probably needs this season there. then the following year, he’ll be the rookie backup and if he hits, maybe the starter. so he’s got a clear shot to work his way to pittsburgh and prove he can take the job by the time martin leaves.

  67. Jerkface November 29th, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Nova for Montero please

    ?@IIATMS

    And amusing RT @DCameronFG: Yankees need a catcher. Mariners now have Zunino and Jaso. Montero back to NY would be super interesting.

  68. blake November 29th, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    Fairwell Russ

  69. blake November 29th, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    Wow that’s pretty cheap for Russ….Yanks must have really wanted to avoid that 2 Nd year

  70. jacksquat November 29th, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    I suspect something is in the works, as 8.5 mil is not a lot to add to 2014 for a catcher, somebody will have to catch.

    Or they just don’t like him as much as it seemed by their public comments.

  71. Shame Spencer November 29th, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    Jerkface November 29th, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Nova for Montero please

    ?@IIATMS

    And amusing RT @DCameronFG: Yankees need a catcher. Mariners now have Zunino and Jaso. Montero back to NY would be super interesting.

    ————————-

    An already long off season is about to get longer, people…

    This place would explode. EXplode.

  72. Jerkface November 29th, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    @Buster_ESPN

    The Yankees never made an offer to Russell Martin; they haven’t made any offers to position players so far this offseason.

  73. Shame Spencer November 29th, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    blake November 29th, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    Wow that’s pretty cheap for Russ….Yanks must have really wanted to avoid that 2 Nd year

    ——————

    I think they’re worried… imagine if Mo is returned to form and wants to pitch in 2014…

    I’m standing my prediction of them keeping things static until mid-season. If it looks like they can make the playoffs with a misfit toy catching situation and Ichiro and someone like Hariston as the 3rd and 4th OFers.. they might feel okay continuing to stand pat.

  74. Brian Cashman GMGMGM November 29th, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    The New York Yankees and Russell Martin have PARTED WAYS!!!

  75. austinmac November 29th, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    This is what it feels like when your team can’t pay market value for players.

  76. Shame Spencer November 29th, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    Jerkface November 29th, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    @Buster_ESPN

    The Yankees never made an offer to Russell Martin; they haven’t made any offers to position players so far this offseason.

    ————————-

    Whoa.

    …interesting.

    Does this mean they:

    a) believe in Romine
    b) believe they can win without significant production from that position
    c) are really just concerned with the cash and not about a or b

  77. austinmac November 29th, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    How can they make an offer when Brian has been in training for his rappelling? These players need to wait for February.

  78. Shame Spencer November 29th, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    Oh.. I guess this too:

    d) believe they can acquire another catcher

  79. jacksquat November 29th, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    Jerkface November 29th, 2012 at 9:06 pm
    @Buster_ESPN

    The Yankees never made an offer to Russell Martin; they haven’t made any offers to position players so far this offseason.

    They must have at least talked. Martin is impatient? They flat out told Martin they wouldn’t offer more than one year? Martin got pissed when they wouldn’t reoffer 3/21?

  80. Jerkface November 29th, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    e) slept on it and Martin signed early

  81. Shame Spencer November 29th, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    austinmac November 29th, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    How can they make an offer when Brian has been in training for his rappelling? These players need to wait for February.

    —————–

    ALL the players need to be on the Andy Pettitte off season schedule!!

  82. Shame Spencer November 29th, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    @Buster_ESPN

    There were folks with the Yankees who thought a month ago Martin would leave. They loved his energy, but had other financial priorities.

  83. austinmac November 29th, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    I’m for Montero. They owe us.

  84. mick November 29th, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Hard to believe 17/2 was too rich for our blood. Something has to be up.
    This just must be the year of the 1 year deal.

    Kinda like it…..

  85. Shame Spencer November 29th, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    @Buster_ESPN

    Texas was also in on Russell Martin, with a two-year overture, according to a source involved in the talks.

  86. Brian Cashman GMGMGM November 29th, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    d) believe they can acquire another catcher … underestimate at your own peril

    $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

  87. EA November 29th, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    Absolutely love what the FO is doing so far. They’re finally not being impulsive and being reasonable about who they hand contracts to.

  88. austinmac November 29th, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    Something is up. It is called payroll reduction. I will be very surprised if anything happens at the meetings. Still in wait mode for bargains.

  89. Shame Spencer November 29th, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    JF – Sounds like they weren’t expecting him to come back from the onset.

  90. jacksquat November 29th, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    Shame Spencer November 29th, 2012 at 9:11 pm
    @Buster_ESPN

    There were folks with the Yankees who thought a month ago Martin would leave. They loved his energy, but had other financial priorities

    Cervelli has the energy of 3 Martin’s.

  91. mick November 29th, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    Do the Phillies have a young catcher in their pipeline ?

    I could see a deal for Carlos Ruiz and his 5m contract for 2013.

    Cervelli can start the 1st 25 games.

  92. CoreyMac November 29th, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    Martin was a great guy, and had some big hits…but he is what he is, an average defensive catcher with a .220 BA. There are better offensive options out there with similar defensive output. The offense was the problem in the postseason, and ditching a .220 hitter won’t make me sad. It’s really time for a few new faces.

  93. mick November 29th, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    One year deals are the way to go.
    Each year is a walk year…

  94. blake November 29th, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    Get Montero back!

  95. jmills November 29th, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    The patriotic soul in moi dearly wanted to see a Canadian handler receive the Yanks and some young, recovered Guidry to another statement.

    ‘Guess I’ll have to put up with Italian clothes and cars ( the clothes I hold, the cars are on request )

  96. Shame Spencer November 29th, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    blake November 29th, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    Get Montero back!

    ————–

    He doesn’t have a position!!!!

  97. blake November 29th, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Get ready for a Romine/Stewie super duo

  98. mick November 29th, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Pierzynski on a 1 year deal is a remote possibility.

  99. austinmac November 29th, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    Please advise on better candidates to catch that will sign for what the Yankees will pay. The reality is Yankee fans a new day is here. Budget before anything else.

  100. Shame Spencer November 29th, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    There’s no where to pay him!!!! What would we do with these cheap-young-extra pieces???!!!

  101. Lothar November 29th, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    I’m thinking Ninja Cash is going after Carlos Santana. Total guess on my part, but
    a) the Indians appear to be in selling mode
    b) switch hitter with high obp and power

    Thinking a package of Nova, Romine, Heathcott, and Adams gets it done.

    What do you think?

  102. Shame Spencer November 29th, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    mick November 29th, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Pierzynski on a 1 year deal is a remote possibility.

    ————–

    Not if the Dodgers want him..

    Man, that’s gotten annoying so quickly.

  103. Nick in SF November 29th, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    We’re off the “who will catch?” topic already?????

  104. blake November 29th, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    Casey stern tweeted the yanks should go after Mauer…..I don’t know what it’ll take for the media to get that the budget is real

  105. Jerkface November 29th, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    I could see a deal for Carlos Ruiz and his 5m contract for 2013.

    Why would the Phillies trade Ruiz, he is their best player?

  106. mick November 29th, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    eboland11 Source said the Yankees never made an offer of any kind to Martin

    He must have looked at Hal the wrong way.
    These are the new look Yankees.
    You better wanna play here….

  107. mick November 29th, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    he is their best player?
    =================
    are you asking?

  108. Shame Spencer November 29th, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    Getting Santana would be amazing….

  109. Shame Spencer November 29th, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    @JonHeymanCBS

    #yankees saw martin as worth $6M a yr, maybe a tick more. cerveli is a v. good backup. they need a starting C but have time

    I think they have until the All Star break.

  110. Jerkface November 29th, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    are you asking?

    yes I am asking why they would trade him

  111. Lothar November 29th, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    Santana is a perfect fit for the Yankees.

    Patient, powerful switch-hitting catcher. Yankee Stadium and Yankee lineup would probably do wonders for him.

    Not sure about his salary, but he is still team controlled for a while.

  112. Shame Spencer November 29th, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    :arrow:

  113. Nick in SF November 29th, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    More catcher discussion here, Montero discussion to follow at a later date :arrow:

  114. blake November 29th, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    Carlos Santana would be sweet but why would the indians trade him now?

  115. mick November 29th, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    These Yankees (Hal) will not be played.
    Hard to believe 5m over 2 years would make a difference…

    Something else is up.

  116. mick November 29th, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    yes I am asking why they would trade him
    ======================
    thought you were asking if he was their best player.
    i ask if they have another catcher in their pipeline being he’s sitting out the 1st 25 games.

  117. Jerkface November 29th, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    thought you were asking if he was their best player.

    Why, it was a tack on to the same sentence that asked why they would trade him, not a separate statement?

    It doesn’t matter who they have in the pipeline when Ruiz is still their best player and he is only missing a month.

  118. Lothar November 29th, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    Not sure why the Indians would trade Santana, though I’m not sure why they would trade Asdrubal and his name has been bandied about this offseason.

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