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Injury updates from Tampa: Pineda, Cabral, Campos, Williams

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Dec 19, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

A few quick updates from down in sunny Tampa, where temperatures are in the 70s and a few notable Yankees are on the field doing rehab work.

Jose Campos
Sidelined with an elbow injury through much of the season, it currently looks as if Campos will not follow Manny Banuelos onto the operating table. No surgery is scheduled for Campos, and he’s currently throwing off a mound, expected to be ready for spring training.

“He’s done everything he’s supposed to do,” vice president of baseball operations Mark Newman said. “The doctors say he’s healthy. We’re going to proceed based on that recommendation.”

After coming over from Seattle in the Jesus Montero trade, Campos made just five starts for Low-A Charleston this year, and he’ll likely return to Charleston next season. Newman said he still needs to “complete” that part of his development.

Cesar Cabral
The Rule 5 lefty who was shut down late in spring training because of a fracture in his elbow, Cabral is throwing of flat ground at “extended distances,” according to Newman.

The Yankees plan to keep Cabral on their roster throughout the winter in hopes that he can show the same promise he showed last spring, when he might have beaten Clay Rapada for a big league job. That said, Newman indicated that it’s not entirely certain that Cabral will be fully cleared in time for spring training.

Michael Pineda
Seems like we get Pineda updates every once in a while, and this one is no big surprise. He’s basically doing the exact same thing Cabral is doing: Throwing off flat ground from long distances. Newman said both Cabral and Pineda are on basically the same plan at this point.

“We’re thinking May on these guys,” Newman said.

Previous indications have been that Pineda won’t be ready until closer to June, which makes sense. If he’s ready to pitch sometime in May, he’ll have to get stretched out into June.

Mason Williams
The Yankees top prospect according to Baseball America hyper-extended his non-throwing shoulder while making a diving play last season. He was 83 at-bats into a promotion to High-A Tampa and had to shut down for the rest of the season. Now he’s getting back into baseball gear at the Yankees minor league complex.

“He’s swinging the bat,” Newman said.

The Yankees never seemed especially concerned about Williams’ injury, but it’s clearly good news that he seems to be progressing as expected.

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81 Responses to “Injury updates from Tampa: Pineda, Cabral, Campos, Williams”

  1. jackamir December 19th, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    Things are looking a bit brighter on a dark December…. Thanks for the info and a Holiday shoutout for my fellow posters…

  2. ac1 December 19th, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    Would you like Some Stewie crackers for your gruel ?

    __________________

    Cervelli will start before Stewie.

  3. Ys Guy December 19th, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    i think the yankees want to upgrade at C. i’ve maintained that cashman’s got a deal or two in the works and thats probably why ajp hasnt been signed. but w/o any other choices, i think they will sign pierzynski. they’re just not there yet.

    you can complain all you want about the decision to get under $189, but within that paramater, they are spending quite a bit on this year’s team, imo. and they arent done yet.

  4. austinmac December 19th, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    I have a friend whose son pitches at a good junior college and he had labral repair surgery within a week of Pineda. He is starting to throw from the mound and they expect him to be ready in February.

    I get he is not throwing in the majors, but that does suggest Pineda could be ready on the earlier end of the spectrum.

  5. Shame Spencer December 19th, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    and they arent done yet.

    —————-

    Hope you’re right YS because if you’re wrong we’re f*cked.

    …And not in the fun way.

  6. austinmac December 19th, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    YS Guy,

    They are spending this year and AROD’s injury screwed up the budget big time. Perhaps they would have spent that money elsewhere, like on Pierzynski for example, without that unexpected loss.

    I hope they are not done, but I doubt Pierzynski. Maybe on a right handed outfielder.

  7. pkyankfan69 December 19th, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    I’d say there is about a 90% chance Campos has TJ surgery either this season or next off-season… It’s inevitable.

  8. austinmac December 19th, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    Cervelli crackers. Yumm. They will have the zesty Italian, Venezuelan flavoring.

  9. blake December 19th, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    “Cervelli will start before Stewie”

    Why’d they send down Cervelli last year then? I don’t think they like Cervelli’s defesne

  10. blake December 19th, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    pkyankfan69 says:
    December 19, 2012 at 2:52 pm
    I’d say there is about a 90% chance Campos has TJ surgery either this season or next off-season… It’s inevitable.

    Probably….these things almost always seem to end there eventually

  11. Ys Guy December 19th, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    i dont think either stewie or cervelli are going to be the starting catcher this season, but as to your question, they probably saw stewie topping out as a b/u catcher and thought cervelli needed to catch every day so they kept stewart and sent cervelli to aaa.

  12. Shame Spencer December 19th, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    Ys Guy December 19th, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    i dont think either stewie or cervelli are going to be the starting catcher this season, but as to your question, they probably saw stewie topping out as a b/u catcher and thought cervelli needed to catch every day so they kept stewart and sent cervelli to aaa.

    ——————–

    They thought Cervelli needed to catch every day in order to not use him at all in 2013…?

    There is no plane.

  13. Jerkface December 19th, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    Campos is probably going to require TJS at the most inopportune time, like when he is on the 40 man / not optioned so he’ll lose a year of service time

  14. RayVT December 19th, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    I’m not too excited about Youk, but he is a RH Bat & Yanks need one.

    IMO, it is all about the playoffs & is the Yanks can get healthy by then & qualify too it could get interesting.

    I expect Nunez to play a lot at SS & RH DH. Spell Jeter & protect it Jeter isn’t ready.

    I would not be surprised to see Youk play some OF (Is he worse than Andrew or Raul) once ARod comes back.

    I also think Melky Mesa will be the starting RF & Romine as C.

  15. Ys Guy December 19th, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    also, i believe that was the only way to keep both on the 40 man since cervelli had options and stewart didnt.

  16. ac1 December 19th, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    Why’d they send down Cervelli last year then? I don’t think they like Cervelli’s defesne

    ____

    They explained this already.
    Cervelli had options left and Stewart did not.

    They also said if Martin got hurt, Cervelli would be the starter, not Stewart.

  17. Ys Guy December 19th, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    They thought Cervelli needed to catch every day in order to not use him at all in 2013…?

    There is no plane.
    ===========================================

    another klienman…

    no this is something every team does, deciding that a developing player can benefit more and thus help the franchise more in the long run if they play every day in the minors as opposed to sitting on the bench 5 days a week in the majors.

    they could only pick up stewart if they kept him in the majors, so the choice really was if they wanted to add catching depth (stewart) they had to send cervelli down. considering what happened with romine, it turned out to be a very good decision.

  18. blake December 19th, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    @JonHeymanCBS: #yankees still cant get excited about pierzynski (looking to go with romine), so #rangers may be best bet. aj hit 27 bombs

  19. blake December 19th, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    I still think they are bluffing on AJP

  20. Shame Spencer December 19th, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    YS – I must have misunderstood.. so you think if we go with the in-house catching that Cervelli is our starting C?

  21. Shame Spencer December 19th, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    blake December 19th, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    I still think they are bluffing on AJP

    —————

    Phantom limb bro, but I hear you…

    If they go with Romine at least he’ll have a good excuse for sucking, unlike Martin.

  22. blake December 19th, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    They didn’t start Cervelli or even call him up when Martin got hurt last year….I don’t think Cerbelli will ever start…..don’t think the pitchers like throwing to him

  23. austinmac December 19th, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    Blake,

    I admire your willingness to go down with the Hamilton and Pierzysnki plane despite the fact Shame says there is no plane.

  24. Nick in SF December 19th, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    Cervelli needed another year to develop his parallel parking skills. He might not get to be the starting catcher, but at least Joba and Pineda will need his services.

  25. ac1 December 19th, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    They didn’t start Cervelli or even call him up when Martin got hurt last year….I don’t think Cerbelli will ever start…..don’t think the pitchers like throwing to him

    _________________

    Because Martin never hit the DL.
    If he would have, Cervelli would have started, not Stewart.
    This being said, I think they will hope that Romine can be the guy.

  26. m1kew December 19th, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    I am 70 years old and remember the off season as a time when professional ballplayers worked at a normal job during the winter. I also remember that Pineda came to this past year’s spring training somewhat overweight. perhaps wrongly I assumed the Mariners off season program was not as serious as the program the Yankees enforce. Having Pineda, Campos and others working out throughout the offseason is a great improvement for all teams and players. But as a Yankee fan I find myself very enthused their young players are following a regimen which can only lead to improved performance, health and over all well being. All teams have a huge investment in their minor leaguers and very few of them actually get to the majors. Such an offseason program gives everyone a chance to increase their odds in succeeding … at least I hope that is true.

  27. Ys Guy December 19th, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    baseball is very fluid. you can have a plan but it’s going to constantly change because there so much is out of your control.

    who you can draft, who becomes an f/a and who you can sign, who is available in a trade and what the price is, injuries, players developing well or poorly, age-related declines are all things that ‘the plan’ has to constantly be changed to accomodate. so a plan has to be very general and changeable.

    im all for having a plan, but it only goes so far.

  28. Shame Spencer December 19th, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    austinmac December 19th, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    Blake,

    I admire your willingness to go down with the Hamilton and Pierzysnki plane despite the fact Shame says there is no plane.

    —————-

    :D

  29. austinmac December 19th, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    m 1 kew,

    Good point on the old days. Even the good players had to work in the off season.

    I wonder what control the teams have on off season conditioning. Last year Hughes went to a conditioning camp after reporting out of shape the year before. Can teams require that?

  30. Shame Spencer December 19th, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    They don’t seem to be showing any ability to adapt to new circumstances either though..

  31. Ys Guy December 19th, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    i disagree. i think the decision to get under the $189 really restricts what you can do and they are doing what they can to help this year’s team while doing nothing that will hamper their ability to get under the LT next year. Add a RH bat and this team will be favored to win the division this year, imo.

    again, the decision to get under $189 is what’s shaping the decisions now and they are doing what they can for this year’s team but theres only so much you can do in those parameters.

    and i still think neither cervelli nor stewart will be the starter on opening day.

  32. ac1 December 19th, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    i disagree. i think the decision to get under the $189 really restricts what you can do and they are doing what they can to help this year’s team while doing nothing that will hamper their ability to get under the LT next year. Add a RH bat and this team will be favored to win the division this year, imo.

    ____

    I think the Jays are probably the favorites in the division so far. At least on paper…

    I agree about 2013, though I can’t help but worry that all of these 1 year contracts, plus Cano, Granderson, etc mean they will have even more work to do in 2014 to get players AND stay under the cap. Are they really going to play year to year for the forseeable future? At least until they know if Sahcnez, Williams, Austin, etc are coming?

  33. Shame Spencer December 19th, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    But that decision was made over a year ago – and they did nothing last year to help themselves this year or next year.

    Why doesn’t last year’s planning count?

  34. Jerkface December 19th, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    i disagree. i think the decision to get under the $189 really restricts what you can do and they are doing what they can to help this year’s team while doing nothing that will hamper their ability to get under the LT next year.

    I don’t get the teams view on this. They do need to field a team in 2014, so their almost complete aversion to spending any money in 2014 is bonkers. The one guy they decide they want for 2014 is Ichiro, and it turns out this is related to just some marketing junk? They have to realize that not signing anyone for 2014 also hampers their ability to compete under the mark.

    Free agency isn’t going to be any cheaper or easier next offseason, and then they will truly have no leverage.

    Wanting to get under 189 doesn’t restrict ANY signings for 2014, they have just chosen to wait until the very last second to fill out the roster for 2014.

  35. Jerkface December 19th, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    Cespedes for 9 million, oh look you have an in his prime RFer with crazy talent for 2014, hooray! Darvish for 9 million, oh look you have a potential #1-2 starting pitcher for way below market price for 2014! Hooray!

  36. Mike Ri December 19th, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    i don’t understand the whole AJP situation ! . . We need a catcher .

  37. Ys Guy December 19th, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    ” Shame Spencer December 19th, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    But that decision was made over a year ago – and they did nothing last year to help themselves this year or next year”
    ——————————————–
    they were competing for a championship last year, what did you have in mind?

  38. ac1 December 19th, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Wanting to get under 189 doesn’t restrict ANY signings for 2014, they have just chosen to wait until the very last second to fill out the roster for 2014.

    ___

    We think this offseason is frustrating, wait until next year….

    They will need to replace the 1 year contracts + Granderson, Hughes, Joba, the entire pen and bench and Cano if they dont put out the bank to keep him.

  39. Shame Spencer December 19th, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    Ys Guy December 19th, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    ” Shame Spencer December 19th, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    But that decision was made over a year ago – and they did nothing last year to help themselves this year or next year”
    ——————————————–
    they were competing for a championship last year, what did you have in mind?

    ——————

    Um… are you being glib on purpose? Them competing and planning can happen simultaneously, no?

    They could have made moves last off season (trading Swish/Granderson for value, extending Hughes after a down year, extending Cano – all IN HOUSE decisions) that would have helped them in 2012, 2013, 2014, and possibly beyond.

    Seasons don’t happen in a vacuum. Planning shouldn’t be a year by year thing if the crux of your plan is sticking to a budget.

  40. ac1 December 19th, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    i don’t understand the whole AJP situation ! . . We need a catcher .

    ____

    Their logic on this one is a load of horsesh-t….

    They claim they are worried about his defense.

    His numbers defensively in 2012 were better than Martins, and his offense was 1000000 times better too…..

  41. Tackelberry December 19th, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    I thought Cabral was further along than he is. Surprised to hear he may or may not even be ready for ST. Hope he is so he can get another shot at as another lefty option out of the pen. I also don’t get why Yanks are adamant that Pierzynski is not a fit. On a 1 year deal, why not?

  42. ac1 December 19th, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    Seasons don’t happen in a vacuum. Planning shouldn’t be a year by year thing if the crux of your plan is sticking to a budget.
    ___

    This is the problem with their strategy. They want to function differently, but keep doing the same crap. (No extensions, not trading their stars, no starting rookies)….

    Truthfully if they gave some of the rookies a chance, they would be ok and much cheaper. And they would be a long term investment that allows them to pay the Cespedes and Darvishes of the world.

  43. DONNYBROOK December 19th, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    - YANKEE HIERARCHY MASTER PLAN -

    (1) CUT TEAM PAYROLL

    (2) GET PRESS TO TRUMPET THE 2012 LUXURY TAX PAID AD INFINITUM

    (3) F-TROOP CASHMAN

    (4) PURSUE ANY MLB FREE AGENT THAT WILL ACCEPT A 1YR DEAL.

  44. Ys Guy December 19th, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    so you’re saying they should have traded gradnerson or swisher last season and that wouldn’t have affected thier chances of winning a championship?

  45. chicken little December 19th, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    To me, the Yankees don’t want AJP for one reason and one reason only — he will cost a lot more than any other catching option out there. The bad character, bad defense stuff is just a cover. Same is true with why Martin isn’t here. With all his flaws, what other option was out there that made better sense than a two year $17 million deal to a decent offensive and defensive veteran catcher who the pitchers for the most part liked?

  46. ac1 December 19th, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    And im sorry, I know Ibanez had a good year, but come on….
    We do NOT need a DH when we have Jeter and Youkilis who can take regular time.
    Hell, Nunez can DH too….
    I know his D took a hit, but i think he is actually an important part of this team (Gardner too). Fill the roster with Musteiler to pack up 3b, 2b and OF, Nunez can back up Jeter and DH, and we need the RH OF.

  47. Ys Guy December 19th, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    btw, i have advocated either extending or trading cano all this offseason, i think it’s shortsighted not to at least look although to be fair, we don’t know whether they have mentioned cano to anybody. i disagree with the decision to just keep cano and deal with him at the end of this year. it looks to me like they have every intention of resigning him, but i think they are going to pay through the nose for him.

  48. ac1 December 19th, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    btw, i have advocated either extending or trading cano all this offseason, i think it’s shortsighted not to at least look although to be fair, we don’t know whether they have mentioned cano to anybody. i disagree with the decision to just keep cano and deal with him at the end of this year. it looks to me like they have every intention of resigning him, but i think they are going to pay through the nose for him.

    _____

    9/225 is what he will end up getting (which is ridiculous), maybe 8/200. It will be the Yankees, Dodgers, or Tigers….. (I give the phillies an outside shot because i dont know utley’s contract situation)

  49. Jerkface December 19th, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    so you’re saying they should have traded gradnerson or swisher last season and that wouldn’t have affected thier chances of winning a championship?

    Well one, you’re trading them to get pieces to help you remain competitive in the future, and down grading in 1 year to put up a higher level of performance going forward is exactly what a team should be doing to compete indefinitely.

    They can either: Go all out & then go celibate (this is what they are doing atm)
    Go all out forever (this is what they should be doing)
    or
    Do some damn future planning so that instead of ultra-competing for 1 year by holding onto every valuable player, your goal is to compete each year at roughly the same level through any means necessary.

    They could have, for example, traded Grandy coming off his monster year or Swisher, and signed Beltran. You are basically the same team overall but with component parts coming back AND an OFer signed for a year when you know you’ll have an opening.

  50. Shame Spencer December 19th, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    Ys Guy December 19th, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    so you’re saying they should have traded gradnerson or swisher last season and that wouldn’t have affected thier chances of winning a championship?

    ————–

    No one suggested moving either and not replacing them in some capacity. Maybe moving one prompts the Ichiro deal to happen sooner, maybe you get an OFer in return, maybe you sign a guy like Cespedes for a lower AAV than either Swish or Grandy so you know you have an OFer in the plans for 2013/14, hell maybe it gives them incentive to show Jones the door and hang onto Maxwell?

    You were just saying there are a lot of moving parts in baseball… how can you possibly think that moving one or the other would have killed our season?

  51. Ys Guy December 19th, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    on the plus side, if they resign cano, they have an elite hitter in his prime through the end of arod and tex’s contracts. but the back end will likely be ugly, though probably not as ugly as arod’s deal.

  52. Shame Spencer December 19th, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    This is the problem with their strategy. They want to function differently, but keep doing the same crap. (No extensions, not trading their stars, no starting rookies)….

    —————

    Precisely, and you can’t argue they had no time to adjust at this point. They had at least a year to do something other than waiting and seeing how things shake out. In all likelihood, the plan to get out from under the luxury tax happened earlier than that but I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt that this was only CBA driven.

  53. blake December 19th, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    “Because Martin never hit the DL.
    If he would have, Cervelli would have started, not Stewart.”

    I don’t think so but you could be right….

  54. blake December 19th, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    austinmac says:
    December 19, 2012 at 3:17 pm
    Blake,

    I admire your willingness to go down with the Hamilton and Pierzysnki plane despite the fact Shame says there is no plane.

    I don’t give up easy ;)

  55. ac1 December 19th, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    blake December 19th, 2012 at 4:07 pm
    “Because Martin never hit the DL.
    If he would have, Cervelli would have started, not Stewart.”

    I don’t think so but you could be right….

    ____

    Just telling you what the yankees said when the season started.

  56. blake December 19th, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    “Free agency isn’t going to be any cheaper or easier next offseason, and then they will truly have no leverage.”

    Oh it’s gonna be fun to sign stop gaps next winter when the Yanks have to fill a ton of roster spots and all the agents know they have the Yanks right where they want them…..

  57. blake December 19th, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    “Just telling you what the yankees said when the season started.”

    I know that’s what they said…..none of their actions suggested that was the case though

  58. blake December 19th, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    Jerkface says:
    December 19, 2012 at 3:45 pm
    Cespedes for 9 million, oh look you have an in his prime RFer with crazy talent for 2014, hooray! Darvish for 9 million, oh look you have a potential #1-2 starting pitcher for way below market price for 2014! Hooray!

    Melky for another 9 million… Boom you have 2/3 of the outfield and a legit #2 starter for a total of 21 million AAV

  59. ac1 December 19th, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Melky for another 9 million… Boom you have 2/3 of the outfield and a legit #2 starter for a total of 21 million AAV – 9+ 9+ 9 = 27.

  60. blake December 19th, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    @DKnobler: Orioles announce Travis Ishikawa, Daniel Schlereth, Zach Braddock signed to minor league deals with spring invites.

    Schlereth would have been an ok for a minor league deal

  61. Shame Spencer December 19th, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    blake’s a dentist not a mathematician! I bet he can count teeth well enough..

  62. blake December 19th, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    ac1 says:
    December 19, 2012 at 4:13 pm
    Melky for another 9 million… Boom you have 2/3 of the outfield and a legit #2 starter for a total of 21 million AAV – 9+ 9+ 9 = 27.

    Ok 27 ….still a deal

  63. blake December 19th, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    Math isn’t my friend

  64. blake December 19th, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    I’m much better at voodoo math than regular math

  65. Shame Spencer December 19th, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    Lol, wanna hear something funny guys? That’s less than how much we pay Arod.

  66. blake December 19th, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    Basically Melky, Cespedes, and Darvish would cost 1 Arod towards the luxury tax

  67. djsunyc December 19th, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    just curious, and probably and silly notion but would it be better for kids to take preventative surgery and get tommy john right away before even making the majors and let the arm heal and come back stronger before the age of 21/22?

  68. pkyankfan69 December 19th, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    Today has been one of the most boring work days on earth.

    Thank god the day is coming to an end!!!

  69. DONNYBROOK December 19th, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    NO way you trade for a catcher outta options, (Stewart), unless you feel he is better than the current back-up, (Cervelli), that has options. Plain as the nose on ………………..

  70. blake December 19th, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    “just curious, and probably and silly notion but would it be better for kids to take preventative surgery and get tommy john right away before even making the majors and let the arm heal and come back stronger before the age of 21/22?”

    Surgeons pretty much all discredit this notion….there is still risk in any surgery and although TJS is very predictable these days there can still be complications and it still doesn’t work.

    Also the actual surgery doesn’t make the arm stronger….it’s the rehab involved that sometimes allows players to come back better than before

  71. Jerkface December 19th, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    And having TJS doesn’t prevent you from needing it again.

  72. Ys Guy December 19th, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    teams are limited what they can do as far as medical treatment. they can’t order someone to undergo surgery if the dr says it’s not necessary or that the injury can heal w/o surgery. and players aren’t likely to underdo career-threatening surgery if the dr says they may not need it.

  73. blake December 19th, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    I do think for guys like Campos though whom are already having elbow troubles then the thought of going ahead and replacing the ligament and getting it over with might be worthwhile to discuss

  74. DONNYBROOK December 19th, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    NO Pro athlete wants to be cut on. Age has Nothing to do with it. It’s like you guys that want different players to alter their swing. Athletes stick with what works for them. Tinkering with the status quo issa last resort, whether it be physical or mechanical.

  75. blake December 19th, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    @JeffPassan: First, read this for a laugh. RT @KevinKaduk: Ranking the sexiest GMs in baseball 1-30. Brilliant work by @AnswerDave. http://t.co/eEcnIXN9

    Cashman #4?

  76. jacksquat December 19th, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    austinmac December 19th, 2012 at 11:08 am
    jacksquat,

    The Yankees will need to replace Kuroda, Pettitte and likely Hughes in 2014. Ideas?

    Ask the people here who said we had plenty of pitching.

  77. Jerkface December 19th, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    Ask the people here who said we had plenty of pitching.

    Those people also said they have plenty of money :twisted:

  78. Ys Guy December 19th, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    “The Yankees will need to replace Kuroda, Pettitte and likely Hughes in 2014. Ideas?”
    =================================================

    id go with phelps, nova, and open tryouts (pineda, joba, betances, warren…)

  79. Ys Guy December 19th, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    and i’d tell andy to keep a mitt oiled up and ready to go in august….

  80. jacksquat December 19th, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    As for my post earlier about negativity, I’m not some pom pom waiver, I’ve made my share of criticisms on this board for sure. Don’t throw me in with Trisha because I made one comment about being positive.

    And yes, analytical is fine, it’s just when someone *always* is making negative post after negative post, the sky is falling, woe is me, it gets to be a little much.

    There are certainly valid criticisms of this team, but there are things to watch in 2013 nevertheless. I like watching CC, Kuroda, Andy, Mo, Robertson, Jeter, Cano, Gardner, Ichiro, I’ll see if Tex can improve hitting lefthanded, see if Granderson can get his average back up and maybe the k’s down a little, see if Youk can bounce back…

    And it’s not like this team can’t win the division, it’s just going to be a challenge and require some luck with health. All teams have holes and now the Yankees do also.

  81. austinmac December 19th, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    Joba is a free agent after next year too.

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