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Jeter goes through drills in Tampa

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From The Associated Press down in Tampa…

TAMPA, Fla. — Derek Jeter has worked out on a baseball field for the first time since breaking his left ankle last October.

The 38-year-old New York Yankees captain fielder 55 grounders on the grass in front of the infield dirt at shortstop Monday at the team’s minor league complex. He also hit in a batting cage.

“Everything went well,” Jeter says.

The 13-time All-Star expects to start in New York’s opener against Boston on April 1. This is the time of year Jeter usually starts his onfield pre-spring training routine.

Jeter broke the ankle lunging for a grounder in the AL championship series opener against Detroit on Oct. 13. He had surgery a week later, and the Yankees said recovery time would be four to five months.

Jeter has been walking on an underwater treadmill at the team’s facility since early January.

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164 Responses to “Jeter goes through drills in Tampa”

  1. yankeefeminista January 28th, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    Go Jeet!

  2. Against All Odds January 28th, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    For all you Michael Kay fans out there lol

    AndrewMarchand YES announced @RealMichaelKay has signed a new deal.
    13 seconds ago · reply · retweet · favorite

  3. randy l. January 28th, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    “Agree Chad. We can talk a blue streak about it voicing our POV’s on both sides in an endless parade
    of ideas but what you said above is the bottom line.

    Time will tell the tale.”

    mtu-

    not really because whatever happens just gets spun.

    look at hughes, chamberlain, and kennedy in 2007. they were supposed to be the proof that the yankees were strong on development.

    um, that didn’t really work out.

    or did it.it ‘s still being debated, so time doesn’t necessarily tell the tale.

    i said in 2007 cashman had no clue with young pitchers. nothing has made me change that opinion.
    but today, someone will come on and say he does. so how does time tell the tale?

    what happened to the killer B’s?

    where’s pineda?

    time will tell.

    i’m not so sure.

  4. Rich in NJ January 28th, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    Anyone who thinks that it’s a good idea to have Kay be the voice of your team is a fool.

  5. jacksquat January 28th, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    Shame Spencer January 28th, 2013 at 2:24 pm
    While there is no difference between race or nationality when it comes to performance-based descriptions, effort-based and character-based descriptions make a big difference. Players born in the US or Canada are 10 percent more likely to be praised for their effort. White players are 10 percent more likely to be praised for their character.

    Indeed, it is not so much that announcers are unwilling to praise non-white players, but the terminology they use in so doing falls into a set of pre-defined “code words.” For example, if a player is described as being a “guy next door,” or “regular guy” there is a greater than 80 percent chance that player is white. If a player is described as “impatient” or “over-aggressive,” there is a greater than 50 percent chance that player is not white. This echoes the findings of similar research in the field of print sports journalism.

    ——————-

    Yes, we’re all just making this up for fun..

    This was not, and is not being disputed. Again, you are missing the point. No one said racism does not exist nor that it should never be talked about.

  6. jacksquat January 28th, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    what happened to the killer B’s?

    Bust

    Broken

    too many BB’s

  7. Tackelberry January 28th, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    Rich in NJ January 28th, 2013 at 3:13 pm
    Anyone who thinks that it’s a good idea to have Kay be the voice of your team is a fool.

    __________________________________________

    I like Kay. Think he’s improved alot over the years and delivers a very good broadcast.

  8. Rich in NJ January 28th, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    “I like Kay. Think he’s improved alot over the years and delivers a very good broadcast.”

    Good, I think he is officious, obnoxious, and ignorant about baseball.

  9. Hassey January 28th, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    I hate K…think a team like the Yanks can do much better.

  10. Rich in NJ January 28th, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    At least Sterling is sort of funny in a campy kind of way.

  11. Jerkface January 28th, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    Can’t trust a man who only eats 1 food.

  12. Shame Spencer January 28th, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    This was not, and is not being disputed. Again, you are missing the point. No one said racism does not exist nor that it should never be talked about.

    ———————-

    Maybe I’ve just misinterpreted every single thing you’ve posted then, because I thought this whole time your exact point was that you felt you were being made to walk on eggshells if you mentioned you think a non-white player (specifically Cano) is lazy…

  13. Nick in SF January 28th, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    Isn’t Kay an admitted Anti-Condimite?

  14. MTU January 28th, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    Randy-

    It depends on the who and the timeframe.

    Certain isues seemed settled by time for me ( like Joba). Others remain an open question (Hughes, Pineda).

    In my statement I was referring to the current crop in the Minors.

    Guys like Heathcott, Williams, etc.

    Hope that helps clarify what I meant.

    By the way, my heart would not be broken if we had an entirely different set of people running the Yankees. Especially if the above mentioned youngsters bust out.

    My current operating hypothesis is that Hal is preparing to sell. That’s OK with me too.

  15. tomingeorgia January 28th, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    Nick,
    I’m an admitted Anti-Vegemite.

  16. J. Alfred Prufrock January 28th, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    You’re catching hell because you’re acting as though you’re being attacked when you aren’t. Not even a little bit. Not once!!

    At no point were you ever accused, charged with or implied to be a racist. But don’t let that stop you from continuing to act as though you have.
    ///

    I find this rich.

    This guy goes berserk that an observation has been made about latino players being singled out as “lazy”.

    Protests in plaintive cries that he’s been wrongly accused of being a racist.

    He then confesses he just wants racism not brought up.

    Then folks here run to try and calm him down that no one called him a racist.

    Meanwhile, I share an experience I had in an elevator, in which a middle-aged flabby blowhard cut into a private conversation taking place between three businesswomen he clearly did not know, other than to pass by them in an office complex we all shared, and proceeded to strut about how “lucky” he was to be in the company of such attractive women.

    I communicated my observation that this kind of thing is supposed to be acceptable, but that it is actually sexist as hell, and the same hysterical voice in here who has been flagellating himself against several threads now as having been wronged by the “lazy” discussion he insinuated himself into- one that didn’t even seem to directly involve him – and this same guy jumps on my long and thoughtful post about my elevator encounter and comes away with the accusation that:

    I’m actually the one who’s being sexist by feigning concern about the social discourse that I believe enslaves women, and that what’s coming from me is actually a phony chivalry that I’m using in the hopes of “getting” myself “laid.”

    So, let’s do this again: Jacksquat is being wronged as a racist, which no one accused him of being, but I was actually called a sexist by Jacksquat, who said I am just looking to get laid through my “feminist” commentary.

    O.K.

    Got it.

  17. Shame Spencer January 28th, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    After listening to other broadcast guys it’s hard to complain about Kay. Yes, he’s a schil, but the other guys are worse and they schil for crappier teams!!

  18. Rich in NJ January 28th, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    “After listening to other broadcast guys it’s hard to complain about Kay. Yes, he’s a schil, but the other guys are worse and they schil for crappier teams!!”

    Gary Cohen is much better than Kay.

    Kay strikes me as the kind of guy in high school who unknowingly patted you on your back when you had a sunburn.

  19. Jerkface January 28th, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    Yea Shame,

    Kay sucks sometimes but in the grand scheme of TV crews he is top tier. I wish the Yankees had gotten Scully :(

    On the other hand, Sterling is awful at actually doing his job of describing the action on the field.

  20. randy l. January 28th, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    mtu-

    i’m kind of making the point that everything seems to get spun now. not just in baseball. the very same issues talked about on different news shows has their newspeople saying the exact opposite is happening when they are looking at the same set of facts.

    to me, when cashman mishandled wang’s hip, he absolutely should have been fired. not so said cashman supporters, wang’s shoulder was a ticking time bomb.

    spin is the name of the game.

  21. RadioKev January 28th, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    Kay is good at his job. He’s not the most likable guy ever, but he calls the game well and with excitement, he’s a Yankees fan but he’s still fairly “balanced” while announcing, and creates interesting conversation.

    Believe me, listen to some of the other broadcasts out there and you’ll realize the art going on at YES.

    The guys at NESN are just mouth pieces for the franchise. They rarely, if ever, have sincere conversation about the team. It’s all this BS happy-go-lucky, having a great time at the ballpark stuff, and it’s not compelling to listen to.

  22. austinmac January 28th, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    Time will tell about our current group of prospects, but I agree with Randy that the last group did not develop as hoped and that makes me question their methodlogy and capabilities.

    We sure can and will hope the new group will turn out and that they will get better developmental health.

    I agree with Chip that I am sick of AAA being held down by old, washed up or never quite made it players. Terrific they won the regular season, but the point of the system is development.

  23. MTU January 28th, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    OK. Gotcha Randy.

    I wasn’t too happy about the way CMW was handled either. You can be sure of that.

    And I think Cashman definitely has to take his share of the blame for that one.

    I don’t agree that he should be held blameless. I wouldn’t agree with that POV.

    I know you’ve wanted him gone longer than just about anyone around here.

    I was much slower to come around.

    I would not miss him if he were gone at this point.

    I think there are better alternatives out there.

    And “spin”, yeah it’s everywhere.

  24. Bronx Jeers January 28th, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    On the other hand, Sterling is awful at actually doing his job of describing the action on the field.

    —————

    Meanwhile, Kay spends way too much time describing things that the audience has seen for themselves. Maybe they should switch jobs.

  25. Shame Spencer January 28th, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    There are definitely people out there better than Kay.. but he’s not as terrible as the majority of announcers. I always felt he was better on ESPN radio then in the YES booth.

  26. Shame Spencer January 28th, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    @Ken_Rosenthal

    #Padres have also talked multi-year with Headley, but deal unlikely. Headley asked for $10.3M in arbitration. Club offered $7.075M.

  27. MTU January 28th, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    Kay’s voice is like nails on a chalkboard to my ears.

  28. Jerkface January 28th, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    That is a big split! They can give him to us if they don’t want to pay the bill :)

  29. blake January 28th, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    @Ken_Rosenthal: #Padres have also talked multi-year with Headley, but deal unlikely. Headley asked for $10.3M in arbitration. Club offered $7.075M.

    Then they should trade him to the Yankees

  30. MTU January 28th, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    Blake-

    Where are we gonna get the money ?

    :(

  31. Rich in NJ January 28th, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    Even being charitable, Kay is a reflection of the Yankees’ current state: mediocre hires rock!

  32. Shame Spencer January 28th, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    Thank you guys for saying exactly what I was going to say lol…

  33. Shame Spencer January 28th, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    How ironic, btw, that we might be able to afford Headley at a lower AAV than what Youk currently costs…….

  34. blake January 28th, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    MTU says:
    January 28, 2013 at 3:54 pm
    Blake-

    Where are we gonna get the money ?

    The money bin…Headley is cheap for his production….7.5 fWAR last year

  35. jacksquat January 28th, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    JAP, stick to your posts about how trading Montero has ruined the Yankees, as your hyperbole about me is even more inaccurate.

  36. randy l. January 28th, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    austinmac-

    hughes kind if developed, but the problem is if he completes the development with a great 2013, he’s going to be too expensive to keep.

    so if the yankees knew in 2007 this was going to happen, they should have kept him in the minros for at least one more year and maybe two.

    then we’d have a 27 and 28 year old hughes in the last two years of his contract.

    i think the yankees mistakenly assumed there would be no doubt they could sign hughes when his free agency came up.

    so that was a botched development plan right there.

    that’s a dumb and dumber kind of move .

    and if they didn’t know the new CBA was coming, they botched that.

    so they messed up.

    fire someone .

    move on :)

  37. Rich in NJ January 28th, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    Injecting Montero into an unrelated debate? Come one, you can do better, jack!!!

  38. Nick in SF January 28th, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    Wouldn’t it be even more embarrassing for Sterling to be on TV describing something inaccurately while the viewer can see what’s really happening?

  39. MTU January 28th, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    Blake-

    So was JU. For his overall potential (8 Mil AAV for 189 purposes).

    How’d that work out ?

    Just forget it. We have Youkilis.

    And we have Alex.

    Them’s our guys.

    :)

  40. Rich in NJ January 28th, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    “Wouldn’t it be even more embarrassing for Sterling to be on TV describing something inaccurately while the viewer can see what’s really happening?”

    Not if it’s properly viewed for what it is: entertainment. Sterling is more like poetry than prose.

  41. blake January 28th, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    Shame Spencer says:
    January 28, 2013 at 3:54 pm
    How ironic, btw, that we might be able to afford Headley at a lower AAV than what Youk currently costs…….

    Yea kinda sad

  42. MTU January 28th, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    But KY is a one yr. commitment.

    ;)

  43. Rich in NJ January 28th, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    Youkilis’s contract typifies what has been wrong with the Yankees in recent years.

  44. KPB January 28th, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    MTU January 28th, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    Blake-

    Where are we gonna get the money ?

    :(
    ————————————–
    With all the times you throw your two cents here and there, I figured you was leaving a trail for him to follow to the pot of gold. :lol:

  45. randy l. January 28th, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    “I know you’ve wanted him gone longer than just about anyone around here.”

    mtu-

    i started to think maybe he could stay and slide sideways in the organization, but now i want total ejection and removal.

    if only montero could make the all star team this july with all that playing time he’s supposed to be getting now that he’s been given the starting catching position in seattle.

    that would really accelerate cashman’s departure :)

  46. MTU January 28th, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    KPB-

    How the heck are things down on the bayou ?

    You been lurking ? Haven’t seen you round in a while.

    Missed ya’. Guess you heard the bad news about GB ?

    Hope all is well in your neck of the swamp.

    :)

  47. Giuseppe Franco January 28th, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    MTU January 28th, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    Kay’s voice is like nails on a chalkboard to my ears.

    ———–

    You took the words right out of my mouth. He also can’t stop talking.

    The only thing worse than having Kay as the voice of your franchise is having Hawk Harrelson as the voice of your franchise.

  48. MTU January 28th, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    Randy-

    He’s gonna get his shot. I always though he was at least a BUC.

    Here’s what I’ll tell ya’. IMO if the Yankees flounder this season there will be wholesale changes to the Yankees mgmnt next season. Cashman, Girardi, etc.

    Maybe Hal will pull the plug on himself too.

    I know it’s a little late for you but FWYS better late than never.

  49. MTU January 28th, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    GF-

    Kay is worse HH at least knows something.

    :)

  50. KPB January 28th, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    MTU

    Things are going pretty good. Couple of life’s challenges being presented at the moment, but it’ll work out over time as always. I’ve been trying to catch up on the goings on at lohud, but the darn work schedule has been getting in the way, but for now am at the present.

    Yes, read about GB, very unfortunate hope it was quick and painless.

    Missed ya too, hope the mops are behaving themselves and not trying to pick up “killer’s” slack. You been doing ok? Read about a loss you had recently also.

  51. Shame Spencer January 28th, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    So… now that the Brewers know they probably can’t extend him… what does Headley cost?

    A top prospects, an MLBer, + two mid-level prospects?

  52. MTU January 28th, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    KPB-

    Yes. Better thanks. Chaos has been brought back under temporary control.

    As far as GB that’s all one could hope for in this Life. I sincerely hope that was the case.

    Mops are as adorable as ever. They are here with me as we speak. As I watch their slumber I am reminded of purity of Angels.

    I hope the Photo still gives you peace in your slumber, and thanks for the cards. Really wasn’t necessary.

    Always good to see a friend.

    :)

  53. Bronx Jeers January 28th, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    Youks never really made more than $12MM a season. It’s crazy. Yanks are so desperate to stay under the cap in 2014 that they’ll overpay on a 1 year deal for a chubby, aging, broken-down former Sox player that’s coming off the worst season of his career.

    Nice !!!!

  54. Shame Spencer January 28th, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    @Deadspin

    This montage of Japanese post-HR bat flips is mesmerizing: http://deadsp.in/8UBOdlH

    Good watch for any fans of Japanese baseball or bat flips in general.

  55. Shame Spencer January 28th, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    Bronx Jeers January 28th, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    Youks never really made more than $12MM a season. It’s crazy. Yanks are so desperate to stay under the cap in 2014 that they’ll overpay on a 1 year deal for a chubby, aging, broken-down former Sox player that’s coming off the worst season of his career.

    Nice !!!!

    ———————

    If we offered him $10 million it would have still been $4 million more than any other offer he had on the table according to reports (there was only one other team in on him for 2/$12).

  56. Giuseppe Franco January 28th, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    MTU January 28th, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    GF-

    Kay is worse HH at least knows something.

    ——–

    I think you’re screwed either way – like choosing between a firing squad or beheading.

    Those “Hawk-isms” are truly annoying and Kay’s “See ya’s and LLLLLLet’s do it’s” during the first pitch are just as annoying.

    Kay tends to ruin big moments in games and/or career milestones (see the replay of Jeter’s 3000th hit on Yankees Classics) with his BS instead of letting those moments manifest on their own.

    I guess Kay probably bothers me more simply because I’m forced to listen to him 120+ games a season but only forced to listen to Hawk 6-9 times a year when the Yanks play the ChiSox (since I live in the Chicago TV market and YES games are blacked out).

  57. Nick in SF January 28th, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    “Not if it’s properly viewed for what it is: entertainment. Sterling is more like poetry than prose.”

    There might be more than one way to properly look at it. Anyway, they’re not switching jobs. I rarely listen to the radio broadcasts, so I get Sterling’d infrequently and can laugh at it when it happens and enjoy the shtick as a novelty. Kay doesn’t annoy me as much as he does others, but he sometimes grates.

  58. Bronx Jeers January 28th, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    Good watch for any fans of Japanese baseball or bat flips in general.

    ———–

    Cool video. It’s almost like they were flipping chopsticks! :wink:

  59. mick January 28th, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    Comparing Kay and Hawk is apples and oranges.
    Kay is about himself, anything that draws it is just fine.
    Whether it’s his food fetishes or juvenile descriptions or copied catch phrases, it is about his master plan to become an icon, which he never will.
    Hawk, otoh is an outright homer. It’s about his team , not him…

  60. Rich in NJ January 28th, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    Nick

    In my ideal world of sports consumptioni, they would both be doing something else.

  61. mick January 28th, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    This montage of Japanese post-HR bat flips is mesmerizing: http://deadsp.in/8UBOdlH

    Good watch for any fans of Japanese baseball or bat flips in general.
    ====================================
    Kinda racist if you ask me…

  62. KPB January 28th, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    MTU

    I still look at the pics each day and envy you. One day I’ll make a trip out that way to see for myself.

    Sorry for long lapses in responses. Have a weird setup where internet is going from phone to computer.

  63. blake January 28th, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    @DanBarbarisi: Brian Cashman says Michael Pineda will throw off a half mound for the first time tomorrow, big step in his recovery -but he’s still far off.

  64. Stoneburner - The Return of Wax January 28th, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    How ironic, btw, that we might be able to afford Headley at a lower AAV than what Youk currently costs…….

    *****

    Youkillis and Healdy contract situations are apples and oranges – - – -

  65. Shame Spencer January 28th, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    Kinda racist if you ask me…

    ————————–

    Why’s that?

  66. MTU January 28th, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    GF-

    Yeah the Hawkism’s suck but the guy at least knows baseball if you can get past it.

    If they dump Cashman and JG maybe they can go for the Trifecta and give Kay his walking papers too.

    Like I am always fond of saying- aim high.

    :)

  67. mick January 28th, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    So many players have bat flips, why single out the Japanese?

  68. MTU January 28th, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    KPB-

    I’m glad to hear that. You do that. The West beckons.

    Don’t be a stranger.

    ;)

  69. Bronx Jeers January 28th, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    If we offered him $10 million it would have still been $4 million more than any other offer he had on the table according to reports (there was only one other team in on him for 2/$12).

    ———-

    My head hurts from reading this. Maybe he’s got a handshake agreement to sign for 1 dollar in 2014.

    Whatever. I wish him well. I just hope he’s the tough out he always was when he was with Boston.

  70. MTU January 28th, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    Blake-

    Progress is progress.

    Have to be very careful with big Michael.

    In this case slow is probably better.

  71. Shame Spencer January 28th, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    $1 in 2014??!

    I’d pay him $2 to stay away from our club.

  72. Stoneburner - The Return of Wax January 28th, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    DanBarbarisi Brian Cashman says Michael Pineda will throw off a half mound for the first time tomorrow, big step in his recovery -but he’s still far off.

    Hurry back Anibal Sanchez 2.0

    http://www.baseballprospectus......leid=16634

  73. CompassRosy January 28th, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    Latest on Jesus (direct from FanFest this past weekend)

    http://tinyurl.com/bzjpkrj

    “I spent a lot of time running and working on my techniques about running,” he said. “That’s what I did. I ran a lot and I learned how to run. Because last year … you know I’m slow, but I want to run a little better and gain a little more speed and all that. So that’s what I did, just run.”

    Montero said he worked with a running specialist from Venezuela, as well as an instructor the Mariners sent to help him after observing his upright, awkward style in his first year in Seattle.

    So does he feel faster now?

    “I feel good,” Montero said with a smile. “I’m learning how to run a little more beautiful, a little better, you know?”

    The Mariners don’t expect miracles there, but they would like to see a little better speed and running form from a youngster who figures to bolster the middle of their lineup for years to come.

    They’d also like to see continued development behind the plate, where Montero made solid strides last year, but still has much room to grow. Manager Eric Wedge spent several days with Montero last week, talking about catching and what will be expected this year.

    :::

    Any thoughts of Montero transitioning to more of a first-base role went out the window with the acquisition of Kendrys Morales — as well as Michael Morse and Raul Ibanez — to push Justin Smoak. The team is flush with first-base prospects, but thin behind the plate.

    So Wedge made Montero’s task crystal clear heading into camp, which opens with pitchers and catchers reporting on Feb. 12 in Peoria, Ariz.

    “He told me to just be ready,” Montero said. “Be ready for Spring Training, Be ready for the season. He told me I’m going to catch a lot this year, so just be prepared. They’ve given me a lot of confidence. I still have to work hard and do my job. But it’s been good. I feel real happy to be here again. I can’t wait for the season to start.”

    Wedge, a former catcher, knows Montero needs work to be the full-time backstop. But the manager doesn’t buy into the notion that Montero isn’t cut out for the position. He’s said from the start that it’s just going to take time, as with any youngster behind the plate.

    “It’s more on the mental than the physical side of things,” Wedge said. “I don’t have any doubt he can handle it from a talent perspective, that he can handle the role fundamentally. But being so young and inexperienced, the mental grind, we ask a great deal of our catchers here. And then the physical grind that goes along with it, that’s pretty real.

  74. MTU January 28th, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    SB-

    Let’s hope so because that’s the best case scenario.

    You don’t want to know about the worst case ones.

    ;)

  75. Shame Spencer January 28th, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    @TampaYankees

    MLB Prospect Watch: Outfielders. Our very own @MjordanW9 is #10! http://mlb.mlb.com/news/articl.....8;c_id=mlb

  76. MTU January 28th, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    Rosy-

    DO NOT let Randy see that post.

    :(

  77. mick January 28th, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    Wedge’s remarks on Montero are telling.
    Mental more than physical?
    Teaching him to run better?
    Imagine if the Yanks said this?
    Maybe they did behind closed doors…

  78. Stoneburner - The Return of Wax January 28th, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    SB-

    Let’s hope so because that’s the best case scenario.

    You don’t want to know about the worst case ones.

    *****

    This appears to be the worst case scenario – and it is a big ouch:

    http://www.baseball-reference......wa04.shtml

  79. Shame Spencer January 28th, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    Thanks for the update Compass! How have things been out west?

  80. Stoneburner - The Return of Wax January 28th, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    AndrewMarchand Yankees sign Juan Rivera m.espn.go.com/general/blogs/…

    WELCOME BACK JUAN – - – -

  81. KPB January 28th, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    MTU

    Will definitely look into it.

    Was nice chatting again, even if briefly. Got to go as midnight comes early these days (stupid schedule)

    Will try to get back soon. Just remember, the season is just around the corner. Hopefully we can get that nightmare from the Tigers out of our minds.

    Till later, go take a hike! :lol:

  82. blake January 28th, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    @AndrewMarchand: Yankees sign Juan Rivera http://t.co/pKNQbOMq

    Told y’all we we due a signing

  83. Shame Spencer January 28th, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    Austin, Granderson, and Nunez… for Headley?

    Too much?

  84. Shame Spencer January 28th, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    Orrrr…. Adams, Austin and Gardner? No?

  85. MTU January 28th, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    SB-

    Yes. Something like that. I prefer to remain optimistic for now even though the odds are stacked against longterm.

    Maybe, just maybe, if we’re really lucky we’ll get the Sanchez outcome.

    I don’t know if you kew this but even in the AS case it took him around 2 seasons to really get back to full form.

  86. blake January 28th, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    Juan Rivera isn’t very good though so I’ll give this one 2 blahs

  87. Shame Spencer January 28th, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    What the hell do the Brewers need??

  88. Shame Spencer January 28th, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    blake January 28th, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    Juan Rivera isn’t very good though so I’ll give this one 2 blahs

    —————–

    How many of these guys will be playing in AAA while Adams sits on the bench in the majors..?

  89. blake January 28th, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    “Shame Spencer says:
    January 28, 2013 at 4:53 pm
    Austin, Granderson, and Nunez… for Headley?

    Too much?”

    I would think the Padres woukd want a prospect deal….they aren’t real close to competing. My guess is they’d want two of the top 4 guys and maybe a pitcher like Phelps or Nova…..lots of teams woukd want him I think if they made him available

  90. MTU January 28th, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    Blake-

    Take 2 blahs and call me in the morning.

    :)

  91. Shame Spencer January 28th, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    Do the Brewers need pitching..? Can we give them pitching for Headley?

    C’mon guys, with Upton off the board and 3 more weeks until spring training games we need something to do… let’s get Headley!

  92. blake January 28th, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    Shame Spencer says:
    January 28, 2013 at 4:56 pm
    What the hell do the Brewers need??

    Padres….And pretty much everything

  93. Stoneburner - The Return of Wax January 28th, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    I don’t know if you kew this but even in the AS case it took him around 2 seasons to really get back to full form.

    *****

    Yup, I posted an article where they found Pineda’s injury/surgery the most similar to Sanchez, Verlarde, and Miller.

  94. MTU January 28th, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    Shame-

    Headley plays for the Pads.

    Just thought you might want to know.

    :)

  95. Shame Spencer January 28th, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    blake – I dunno.. I think they might need something to appease the fans by way of a proven big leaguer.

    Could be wrong though.. that deal for Upton was surprising.

  96. blake January 28th, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    “How many of these guys will be playing in AAA while Adams sits on the bench in the majors..?”

    Some of them will just get cut loose probably

  97. Shame Spencer January 28th, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    MTU January 28th, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    Shame-

    Headley plays for the Pads.

    Just thought you might want to know.

    :)

    ———————

    Ahahahaha, I got their colors mixed up when I was on baseball reference….. should have actually looked at the team name I guess lol.

  98. CompassRosy January 28th, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    Mick ~

    I thought the “running” thing was interesting …
    Jesus will never be a speedster but, hopefully they were able to help him with his “technique” as he did have a rather odd running style – sorta tipee toed ;)

    ===

    Shame ~

    All great here, thanks!
    Super ready for P&C to report – now that I’ve sufficiently licked my grid iron wounds :(

  99. blake January 28th, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    The Padres have a 3B prospect in Gyryko that’s pretty much ready….so if they can’t extend Headley I would expect them to move him before the deadline

  100. MTU January 28th, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    SB-

    Could you repost the link ? I’d like to read it.

    Thanks

  101. Jerkface January 28th, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    Minor league deal with a ST invite I hope.

    Rivera has hit .252 .308 .389 .697 the past 3 seasons.
    .244 .286 .375 .661 last season.

    Cannot play good defense. And last year he started to struggle more against LHP: .260 .312 .433 .745.

    Blah.

  102. Shame Spencer January 28th, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    There are 4 teams that completely blend together for me: Brewers, Padres, Astros and Royals.

    I mix up their players all the time… none are in the same remote area, none have the same colors, they’re not even all in one league….. I dunno what it is.

    I picture them all in middle America (literally, I picture them all playing in like Kansas and Missouri) just hanging out pretending to play baseball.

  103. blake January 28th, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    @jay_jaffe: Juan Rivera’s 3-year splits: .270/.329/.434 vs LHP, .243/.298/.368 vs RHP. Famine and pestilence should outrank him on depth chart

  104. Stoneburner - The Return of Wax January 28th, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    MTU January 28th, 2013 at 5:01 pm
    SB-

    Could you repost the link ? I’d like to read it.

    Thanks

    ***********

    Ask and ye shall receive – - – -

    http://www.baseballprospectus......leid=16634

  105. MTU January 28th, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    Montero wants to make his running style “more beautiful” ?

    Faster AND more beautiful.

    Whoa ! Kid’s got style.

    :)

  106. blake January 28th, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    Cashman is trying to publish a study determining the number of scrubs it takes to equal a good big league player

  107. Stoneburner - The Return of Wax January 28th, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    For anyone who followed the farm system in the mid to late 90s and followed that OF of Melian, Rodriguez, and Rivera in Tampa – today is nice day to remember days of yesteryear – welcome back into the fold Juan if this is your last spot – - – -

  108. joeman January 28th, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    blake January 28th, 2013 at 4:55 pm
    Juan Rivera isn’t very good though so I’ll give this one 2 blahs
    ———————————————-
    stop …you were begging for this guy to get here…LOL

  109. Stoneburner - The Return of Wax January 28th, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    Now if the Yanks could just invite Tate Seefried – - – -

  110. blake January 28th, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    @YankeeSource: Yankees sign Juan Rivera to a minor league deal. Another low-risk/high-reward move by Cashman.

    Well the low risk part is accurate

  111. austinmac January 28th, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    I had expressed my Rivera fears awhile back. The last I saw him he looked like he was running in slow motion.

  112. Shame Spencer January 28th, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    High reward..?

    If you want high reward sign MANNY.

    :D

  113. Bronx Jeers January 28th, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    I sense a Nick Johnson signing coming down the pike.

  114. theREALkevin January 28th, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    Juan Rivera. It’s getting depressing

  115. MTU January 28th, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    SB-

    Thanks. I remember reading that now.

    Fingers crossed.

    ;)

  116. joeman January 28th, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    austinmac January 28th, 2013 at 5:08 pm
    I had expressed my Rivera fears awhile back. The last I saw him he looked like he was running in slow motion.

    ———————————————-
    is that like running and not going anywhere

  117. mick January 28th, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    can chone figgins be far behind?

  118. blake January 28th, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    Wonder if Eric Duncan is available to back up Youk

  119. MTU January 28th, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    I think Julio Franco and Angel Berroa would be shrewd additions.

    Just for depth.

    :)

  120. mick January 28th, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    really now, try to imagine Cashman coming out with that Jesus Running remark.
    he’d be crucified…no pun intended.

  121. joeman January 28th, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    theREALkevin January 28th, 2013 at 5:09 pm
    Juan Rivera. It’s getting depressing
    ————————————————————
    it was getting depressing that back in October & nothing has changed….although I still like this team alot

  122. Against All Odds January 28th, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    eboland11 Michael Pineda is ready for his next step of rehab. Threw last flat ground session today, progressing to half-mound tomorrow

  123. Against All Odds January 28th, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    I didn’t go through the comments but who was the first person that though JR would be a Yankee

  124. blake January 28th, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    Against All Odds says:
    January 28, 2013 at 5:15 pm
    I didn’t go through the comments but who was the first person that though JR would be a Yankee

    I think we all did deep down

  125. MTU January 28th, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    AAO-

    Our scout named “el Cheapo”.

    ;)

  126. joeman January 28th, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    rooting real hard for Gardner to make the AllStar team this year

  127. Against All Odds January 28th, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    @YankeeSource: Yankees sign Juan Rivera to a minor league deal. Another low-risk/high-reward move by Cashman.

    ————————-

    What’s the high reward exactly

  128. MTU January 28th, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    AAO-

    You’ll have to dig for that one.

    ;)

  129. MTU January 28th, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    OK. Here’s today fan poll question:

    Who IYO will be the biggest Yankee’s positive surprise this season ?

    Can be a ML or MiLB player. Please state your reason(s).

    :)

  130. austinmac January 28th, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    High reward? Are you kidding me? I hope Yankee Source is paid by the Yankees to look like a ill informed schill.

  131. austinmac January 28th, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    AAO,

    I called Rivera a few weeks ago, not due to any insight. He was about the most depressing guy I could think of and voila!

  132. 4 NYY January 28th, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    Where’s Balboni when you need him ? Bye bye ?

  133. Against All Odds January 28th, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    austinmac January 28th, 2013 at 5:25 pm
    AAO,

    I called Rivera a few weeks ago, not due to any insight. He was about the most depressing guy I could think of and voila!

    ———————

    Most depressing is an under statement. Juan Rivera wtf

  134. Bronx Jeers January 28th, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    @YankeesWFAN: You’re thinking of Ruben Rivera RT @MattYallofMLB: @JonHeymanCBS Should Jeter hide his glove?? Same Juan Rivera ?

    —————–

    There’s still time to sign Ruben.

  135. Against All Odds January 28th, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    MTU January 28th, 2013 at 5:19 pm
    AAO-

    You’ll have to dig for that one.

    ————————-

    lol

  136. MTU January 28th, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    mac-

    So you are the Famous Yankee Scout known in the vernacular as “El Cheapo”.

    Wow. Pleasure to meet you Sir. Thank you visiting our board.

    :)

  137. 4 NYY January 28th, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    Ruben can teach Montero how to run the bases !

  138. Against All Odds January 28th, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    lol read the replies

    http://riveraveblues.com/2013/.....act-81763/

  139. Nick in SF January 28th, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    I think what he meant was that that there’s a low risk of ever seeing a high reward.

  140. mick January 28th, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    Ruben can teach Montero how to run the bases !
    ==================
    No. Stealing is Ruben’s thing.

  141. 4 NYY January 28th, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    mick January 28th, 2013 at 5:38 pm
    Ruben can teach Montero how to run the bases !
    ==================
    No. Stealing is Ruben’s thing.

    ————————————-

    Exactly, he knows how to steal in reverse ! < = out at home.

  142. jmills January 28th, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    4 NYY, where have you and your Dave Righetti no hitter stats been? A lot of crappy frozen slush around these parts.

  143. blake January 28th, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    @mikeaxisa: Nick Johnson is retiring, giving me an excuse to post his 1999 AA line: .345/.525/.548, 123 BB, 88 K, 37 HBP.

    Cautionary tale

  144. blake January 28th, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    Who is gonna DH vs RHP? You sure u wanna retire nick….Cash is in full dumpster dive mode

  145. joeman January 28th, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    Against All Odds January 28th, 2013 at 5:33 pm
    lol read the replies

    http://riveraveblues.com/2013/…..act-81763/
    ——————————
    makes this place look like NYY haters

  146. 4 NYY January 28th, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    jmills January 28th, 2013 at 5:48 pm
    4 NYY, where have you and your Dave Righetti no hitter stats been? A lot of crappy frozen slush around these parts.

    ————————–

    I’ve been keeping up, just not posting much. Reading all, though !

    Prediction : Yanks, “as we stand,” will NOT win division. Jays improved, sux can’t be as bad, Rays still tough, & O’s still a pain.

    I’ve forgotten, if you’ve said, exactly where are you ?

  147. Rich in NJ January 28th, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    Against All Odds January 28th, 2013 at 5:17 pm
    @YankeeSource: Yankees sign Juan Rivera to a minor league deal. Another low-risk/high-reward move by Cashman.

    ————————-

    What’s the high reward exactly
    __

    He should have one follower, Cashman, assuming he’s not Cashman, and I’m not willing to do that.

  148. joeman January 28th, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    jmills January 28th, 2013 at 5:48 pm
    4 NYY, where have you and your Dave Righetti no hitter stats been? A lot of crappy frozen slush around these parts.

    —————————
    we still have the I word around here

  149. joeman January 28th, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    I still think this is all a dream & when I wakeup we signed J Hamilton, traded for Big Game & Arod never hurt his hip & is 100%……Now who’s favorite to win the WS

  150. jmills January 28th, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    4 NYY, I live in what is commonly refered to as the, ” armpit,” of Ontario, the, ” hammer,” Hamilton, my town, gets a bad rep, lots of great old homes and the rest of the Provence should keep quiet as it is here that a lot of those in need of group homes reside.

  151. Against All Odds January 28th, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    He puts a shiny red bow on everything. The offense stumbles in the PS and it’s everyone slumped at the wrong time.

  152. 4 NYY January 28th, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    jmills January 28th, 2013 at 6:00 pm
    4 NYY, I live in what is commonly refered to as the, ” armpit,” of Ontario, the, ” hammer,” Hamilton, my town, gets a bad rep, lots of great old homes and the rest of the Provence should keep quiet as it is here that a lot of those in need of group homes reside.

    =========================

    Lol !

  153. blake January 28th, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    @jcrasnick: Freddy Garcia has agreed to minor league deal with #padres, source says. Chance to compete for a rotation spot.

  154. jmills January 28th, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    4 NYY – Hamilton is a good place, and I’m lucky enough to be paying the bank for a residence at the base of the escarpment.

  155. jmills January 28th, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    Hi blake, I have to hand it to your perseverance putting up with the rest of us …:) seriously, tho, I really think u should go out and get, Bill Freehan.

  156. RadioKev January 28th, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    See ya, Freddy

  157. austinmac January 28th, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    MTU,

    Yes, I admit it. I scour the barrels until I am certain I’m at he bottom, then that player gets my recommendation. I typically only recommend someone who was once a decent player but make sure at least three years have gone by since then.

    I like to think of it as one big comeback story.

  158. jmills January 28th, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    Rance Mullineks and Garth Iorg were fantastic reclamation projects up here.

  159. 4 NYY January 28th, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    jmills January 28th, 2013 at 6:10 pm
    4 NYY – Hamilton is a good place, and I’m lucky enough to be paying the bank for a residence at the base of the escarpment.

    ================

    I have a cousin in Hamilton ! ( Ohio )

  160. RadioKev January 28th, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    None of these signings are anything to be excited about, but as we’ve seen, it can be a viable route. Cash has done a good job dumpster diving over the past three or so years. Hopefully one pans out.

  161. 4 NYY January 28th, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    Man, have we cornered the market on the scrap heap ! ?

    Seriously, I think one of them will pan out and have at least a good half season. WHO ??

    ( I can hope , can’t I ? )

  162. jmills January 28th, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    4 NYY, we all need a bit of Hamilton in our life! :) I’ll have to down the road to Chatham sometime, Fergie Jenkins territory and what a beaut he was , didn’t even need John Hiller to bail him out.

  163. blake January 28th, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    @YankeeSource: Juan Rivera has 1 RBI every 6.37 AB for his career. In comparison, Nick Swisher has 1 RBI every 6.30 AB.

    I’m close to unfollowing this guy

  164. roselora January 29th, 2013 at 4:18 am

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