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LoHud Yankees chat tomorrow

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Feb 10, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Just a quick reminder that we’re chatting tomorrow at noon. Pitchers and catchers report on Tuesday, but we’ll first spend some time on Monday talking about what to expect in these next seven weeks (and beyond).

For now, enjoy the last few hours of your weekend. I’m sitting in Tampa watching the Grammy Awards. Yes, I realize it’s been a long, long time since the Grammys were a must-see event, but I still enjoy them. And it’s hard for me to turn down tributes to Bob Marley and Levon Helm.

Don’t forget to stop by tomorrow. See ya then!

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36 Responses to “LoHud Yankees chat tomorrow”

  1. Shame Spencer February 10th, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    Reposting in the name of positivity ;) :

    Shame Spencer February 10th, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    I decided to make a list of all the things I’m excited about this season:

    1 – Phil Hughes’ starts.
    2 – Robbie in a FA year should be pretty epic.
    3 – CC, Kuroda and Andy is one hell of a 1-2-3.
    4 – Derek Jeter.. hopefully continuing his resurgence, even after surgery.
    5 – Gardner and Ichiro’s D and what they bring to the line up.
    6 – Who becomes our catcher. (I am excited for this in a story line sense – but not in a ‘I’m glad we don’t know who our catcher is’ sense.)
    7 – If Arod can return.
    8 – Seeing if any OF/3B prospects get any playing time.
    9 – Joba’s return, fully healthy :D I can’t help it lol.
    10 – Mo.

  2. Ys Guy February 10th, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    repost:
    RIP Edith Houghton who’s jersey hangs in cooperstown.

    “the coolest girl in baseball”

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/summer…..ll-history

  3. jacksquat February 10th, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    I see, so when do Jeter, Pettitte and Mariano stop saving Cashman’s butt? 2014 is the year of the apocalypse?

    And I hope you all realize that a group like Williams, Rivera, Jeter, Posada and Pettitte all coming out of the minors at nearly the same time is at least partly due to luck and is very unlikely to happen again under any GM.

  4. Bronx Jeers February 10th, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    Does the US produce rock music anymore? Or do I just not recognize it?

  5. tucker February 10th, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    Am looking forward to what Joba and Aardsma bring to the bullpen this year. Joba, too, is in a walk year, and I hope he has a strong year. I also am looking forward to a lineup that is more contact oriented as well as the outfield D — should be one of the best defensive outfields in the game.

    Also interested to track the progress of Heathcott, Mason Williams and Tyler Austin. The farm system may jump in some rankings if those three continue to progress.

  6. Triple Short of a Cycle February 10th, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    Has Dante Bichette, Jr fallen off the radar? I thought he was a decent prospect for us?

  7. pkyankfan69 February 10th, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    Bronx Jeers February 10th, 2013 at 8:38 pm
    Does the US produce rock music anymore? Or do I just not recognize it?
    ———————————
    Plenty of rock here in the US, it’s just mostly not pop music anymore.

  8. Ys Guy February 10th, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    justin timberlake absolutely killed it at the grammys!

  9. Bronx Jeers February 10th, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    Plenty of rock here in the US, it’s just mostly not pop music anymore.

    ————————

    I’ll buy that. After all, I am quite old.

  10. Triple Short of a Cycle February 10th, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    New Bowie record next month

  11. Stoneburner - The Return of Wax February 10th, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    It is not a matter of optimism versus pessimism -

    It is constantly whining and complaining like spoiled little trust fund brats – - – - -

    This is Stoneburner, reporting from Ceti Alpha V, with the wax poetic minute – - – -

  12. austinmac February 10th, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    Yes, things are so much better when we get the offensive, abrasive, multiple personality posters.

  13. Tar February 10th, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    “It is constantly whining and complaining like spoiled little trust fund brats – – – -”

    Everyone of your posts is a whine about someone whining.

    You have a good baseball mind, instead all we get is waaa someone on Lohud posted something I disagree with. That big bad J Alfred waaaa. You are purposely making yourself look absurd and ridiculous.

    Ceti alpha…… more like Looney Tunes.

  14. blake February 10th, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    Jack White looks like a member of the Volturi

  15. Rich in NJ February 10th, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    “And I hope you all realize that a group like Williams, Rivera, Jeter, Posada and Pettitte all coming out of the minors at nearly the same time is at least partly due to luck and is very unlikely to happen again under any GM.”

    The issue isn’t whether or not an organization can develop players that good. It’s whether or not they can develop their best young talent, whatever their ceiling.

    Luck increases when you afford prospects the time to develop. They didn’t do that with IPK, or AJack, or Montero, or Melky, and they have jerked Joba around.

    When that happens, you reap what you so.

  16. Rich in NJ February 10th, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    Or sow…

  17. Cashmoney February 10th, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    The Twilight series failed miserably as comedies in my opinion blake.

  18. Chad Jennings February 10th, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    Ys Guy February 10th, 2013 at 9:12 pm e
    justin timberlake absolutely killed it at the grammys!

    He really did. Suit & Tie doesn’t do anything for me, but that second Timberlake song was terrific.

  19. RadioKev February 10th, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    @YankeeSource: Q: Safer bet, Banuelos or Campos. A: Neither are safe (no prospects are) but I’d go with Campos.

    Ummmm… What? That’s a highly questionable call.. Campos has barely proven anything.

  20. Against All Odds February 10th, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    Triple Short of a Cycle February 10th, 2013 at 8:48 pm
    Has Dante Bichette, Jr fallen off the radar? I thought he was a decent prospect for us?

    ———————————-

    Too early to give up on Dante

  21. RadioKev February 10th, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    Jack White was my favorite performer, but that Levon tribute was transcendent.

  22. Rich in NJ February 10th, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    I’m reaching a little, but I guess you can say that Campos’ elbow injury was less serious (no surgery), so there’s some degree of safety there.

  23. RadioKev February 10th, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    Rich,

    I get the thinking, but coming from a supposed scout? Campos could still go through more elbow problems. He doesn’t have significant breaking pitches. I get that TJ isn’t good, but Banuelos is a pretty advanced prospect in comparison to Campos…

  24. Jerkface February 10th, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    yea I don’t see the difference in injuries being the reason for it. Banuelos had his surgery, Campos will likely have it as well in the future. In the meantime, Banuelos is in AAA and a lefty with good offspeed. Campos is a righty in low A with a good fastball.

  25. Jerkface February 10th, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    The thing with YankeeSource is that he isn’t actually scouting any of the Yankee prospects. He works in Japan/Asia. I’d weight his opinion on players in those leagues higher than ones stateside.

  26. Against All Odds February 10th, 2013 at 11:37 pm

    Luck increases when you afford prospects the time to develop. They didn’t do that with IPK, or AJack, or Montero, or Melky, and they have jerked Joba around.

    —————————

    And that’s part of the reason why they are in the situation right now. Maybe all of those guys don’t become apart of the core but at least some would and the transition would have been easier.

  27. Rich in NJ February 10th, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    RadioKev

    My bad for trying to make sense of anything YankeeSource tweets. I stopped following him a long time ago.

  28. RadioKev February 10th, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    Haha, yeah, Rich. I understand. Don’t take it personally…

  29. Rich in NJ February 10th, 2013 at 11:45 pm

    AAO

    Lack of patience is the reason why I have trouble believing that Hal is willing to go with a youth movement. With most of their core players past their peak, it will make be harder to integrate youth into the lineup, without a drop off in overall play, than it would have been a few years ago when their core was playing at a higher level.

    He seems to be leaving the door open to spend in order to compete a high level.

    Whatever he decides to do, I hope it’s with the long view in mind.

  30. Against All Odds February 11th, 2013 at 12:07 am

    Hopefully it is with a long view in mind. Sometimes when Hal talks about the kids he seems to be too optimistic about it. Obviously he shouldn’t say these guys will fail but he talks as if it will be a seamless transition. “Well all we need is these pitchers to step up and these hitters to step up and they will help us remain competitive and keep the budget under 189″ Huh?? you basically want kids with no ML experience to save the day. It’s going to take some time for them to get accustomed to this level of play. You can’t even do that in a video unless you play the easiest level.

    “than it would have been a few years ago when their core was playing at a higher level.”

    JAP and I and I think even you have discussed this. They were sitting in a great position in 09. Cano going into his prime, Tex the new big bat, Joba started for an entire yr, Robertson stepped up, CC was the ace we were missing, Manny and Dellin on the minors along with Montero and Ajax, Swisher provided a prime bat in the line-up, Gardner getting his feet wet in the bigs, etc. They went from that to this. Jax and Montero are gone, Hughes has taken steps and improved but he still has his flaws, Joba is a middle reliever who is replaceable, CC coming off an injury, Tex has declined, Manny and Dellin have taken a step back and they handled Manny’s injury poorly, Cano might price himself off the team, Swisher with all his flaws is gone, etc.

  31. theREALkevin February 11th, 2013 at 12:39 am

    Yanks want Cano back. If he jets their offense could be pretty weak and they’re not willing to rebuild totally. They’ve already departed from their usual strategy of not entertaining contract extensions. Overall I think Hal’s comments spoke pretty strongly about their desire to keep him after 2013. Him publicly saying that stuff, it means a lot. This is obviously a big part of the reason why they’ve been trying to cut costs recently (while trying to stay under 189, etc). They want to sign Cano to a big extension. Of course with him employing Boras as his agent he’ll probably hit the open market. And who knows if the Yanks will end up being committed to outbidding everyone after some crazy offers come in.

  32. luis February 11th, 2013 at 1:11 am

    Just got in….

    LGY excellent post

    Odds…. QFT

    Randy,

    In business you always prepare for the worst.

    Night all

  33. luis February 11th, 2013 at 1:14 am

    One more thing,

    Blake,Shame, Mac, Tar and Randy….Good posts as well… Having concerns doesn’t mean that this team is terrible, if they stay healthy and the pitching holds the fort we make the PS…. If they don’t ( which is very possible because we are not tlking about guys in their 20′s ), we may not even make the PS and end up being a middle of the pack team.

    That’s why I said that for our team to make it all the way we need luck, health mostly.

  34. jacksquat February 11th, 2013 at 5:06 am

    There were a lot more than “concerns” expressed by some this offseason.

    Talk about hedging…

  35. blake February 11th, 2013 at 10:01 am

    “Talk about hedging”

    Anybody that makes a prediction about this team wirhout hedging is setting themselves up for the potential to look pretty foolish…..I could honestly see the 2013 Yankees finishing anywhere from 1st to 5th if a few things go horribly wrong….

  36. Stoneburner - The Return of Wax February 11th, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    Ahhh – hedging – an old and forgotten topic of mine from late 2012:

    The Return of Stoneburner December 6th, 2012 at 10:43 am
    The past three days – I do not think the world has seen so much hedging here since the housing crisis – – – -

    This is Stoneburner, reporting from Ceti Alpha V, with the wax poetic minute – - – -

    (fyi – an informal google search from last year’s ST shows little poetics about Tyler Austin and Slade Heathcott – yet now – the lohud commenter is starting to wax poetics and jump on the Slade bandwagon with – if he hits 15 HRs and plays like Gardner we have a young Johnny Damon – unfortunately – these posters are late to the party – just as they will be with a Greg Bird or a Corey Black or a Nick Goody – - – -)

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