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Wednesday morning notes: Cervelli addresses Biogenesis connection

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Feb 13, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Just before the Yankees started a team meeting, Francisco Cervelli met with the media outside the spring clubhouse this morning. The topic of discussion was his connection to Biogenesis and Anthony Bosch.

“When I got my foot injured in 2011, I checked with doctors and somebody recommended me Biogenesis,” Cervelli said. “I went there for maybe suggestions, and that’s it. I walked away without nothing in my hands. I just went there, talked and that’s it.”

Biogensis is the Miami clinic that allegedly helped Alex Rodriguez and other athletes obtain performance enhancing drugs. Cervelli’s name was found in the clinic’s handwritten records.

A few natural questions to get out of the way.

Did Rodriguez recommend or discuss Biogenesis? “No, never” Cervelli said.
Did Cervelli’s former agency, the Levinson Brothers, recommend it? “No.”
Did any other player recommend Biogenesis? “No, no players.”
Did Cervelli get any treatment at all from Bosch or Biogensis. “No.”
Did Cervelli have an associate get anything from the clinic? “No.”
Did Biogenesis suggest Cervelli use performance enhancing drugs? “No.”
Has Cervelli ever used performance enhancing drugs? “No.”

“Like I told you guys, somebody recommend me that (clinic),” Cervelli said. “I went there, I asked questions, I walked away with nothing in my hand. Right now, I realize that maybe it was a mistake to go there, but it already happened, so what can I do?”

Cervelli wouldn’t say who made the recommendation, but he said it wasn’t another player, wasn’t anyone associated with his former agency, and wasn’t anyone who’s name has been connected to Biogenesis in published reports. Asked why he left the Levinson brothers, Cervelli said it was because the agency had a lot of catchers and that made him uncomfortable. Cervelli said he hasn’t heard from Major League Baseball regarding their investigation, but he’s willing to talk to them at any point.

Cervelli said he went to Biogenesis only once, and he did meet with Bosch during that visit. He said they only talked about the foot injury and no treatment was given. He said he met and spoke with several doctors, including some back in Venezuela.

“Sometimes when we’ve got injuries, we get a little desperate to come back quick and we always want a second opinion,” Cervelli said. “I went there. Somebody told me. That’s it.”

• The Yankees are about to take the field for their first spring workout. Only pitchers and catchers are at Steinbrenner Field right now, so today’s workout — and workouts for the next few days — will be fairly light. Catchers will do some batting practice and defensive drills; pitchers will throw bullpens and go through PFP. Things don’t really pick up until position players show up.

• Mariano Rivera is here. He was given permission to arrive a day late (imagine that) and is scheduled to throw a bullpen today. He made small talk with reporters in the clubhouse this morning, but he hasn’t officially spoken about his knee or his future plans. That might happen later today.

• Dave Robertson has been moved to the locker right next to Rivera (that’s where Rafael Soriano was the last two years). It was suggested that Robertson moving down the line to be so close to Rivera is an indication that he’s the heir to closer’s role. Robertson said he it was simply an indication that he’s going to be picked on this spring.

• Today’s bullpens (with the catchers assigned to catch each pitcher):

Group 1
Phil Hughes (Cervelli), Hiroki Kuroda (Stewart), Andy Pettitte (Romine), Mariano Rivera (Murphy)

Group 2
David Aardsma (Wilson), Tom Kahnle (Higashioka), Jim Miller (Gary Sanchez), Zach Nuding (Arcia), Clay Rapada (Murphy)

Group 3
Juan Cedeno (Stewart), Vidal Nuno (Cervelli), Ryan Pope (Romine), Matt Tracy (Sanchez)

• Today’s batting practice groups:

Group 1
Francisco Arcia, Kyle Higashioka, Austin Romine, Gary Sanchez

Group 2
Francisco Cervelli, J.R. Murphy, Chris Stewart, Bobby Wilson

Associated Press photos

 
 

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152 Responses to “Wednesday morning notes: Cervelli addresses Biogenesis connection”

  1. Rich in NJ February 13th, 2013 at 9:45 am

    I’m satisfied. Now on to baseball. :)

  2. Doreen February 13th, 2013 at 9:48 am

    So now the big question is WHO told Cervelli to go to Biogenesis. Sigh. It won’t go away…

    But what he said about players being desperate to come back quickly from injuries really does resonate. We’re not always talking about bad guys here, or guys looking for an “edge”, at least in their minds, but guys who just want to play, or not lose their jobs. The human element, I guess.

    Still doesn’t make it any better.

    ***

    I really like Dave Robertson. ;)

  3. Shame Spencer February 13th, 2013 at 9:49 am

    Cervelli wouldn’t say who made the recommendation, but he said it wasn’t another player, wasn’t anyone associated with his former agency, and wasn’t anyone who’s name has been connected to Biogenesis in published reports.
    —————————–

    Not another player, not his old agency…. interesting. I wonder if anyone asked him if the Yankees recommended the place (highly unlikely, and he wouldn’t say so even if they did, but I’m surprised no one asked).

  4. RadioKev February 13th, 2013 at 9:54 am

    What, did Cervelli find Biogenesis on Yelp?

    However, I’m more interested in the Adams story right now.

  5. Doreen February 13th, 2013 at 9:56 am

    randy

    The house we’re staying at is between Nauset Beach and Skaket Beach.

  6. longtimefan February 13th, 2013 at 9:56 am

    Cervelli’s comments don’t make sense and not identifying the individual that made the recommendation just opens him to more questions, usually if something doesn’t make sense its not true. Stay tuned!

  7. randy l. February 13th, 2013 at 9:57 am

    “So I don’t buy the idea that not signing mediocre FAs to large contracts signals that they are folding their tents. I hope it is a signal that they want to take a smarter long term approach.”

    letting the red sox outbid them on david ross who’s getting 3 million each for the next two years and who is better than any yankee catcher is a smart long term approach ?

    hal likes your thinking though :)

  8. Yankee Trader February 13th, 2013 at 9:58 am

    ac1

    Then there are quite a few Yankee concerns from the starting offense.

    1st-Will he continue trending downward and will he stay healthy?
    2nd-Poor performance vs lefties-a fluke?
    SS-38 and coming off an ankle fx-lateral movement, stolen base threat?
    3B- downtrending or rebound?
    C-Stewart too many passed balls, Cervelli too fidgety behind the plate-will their defensive and offensive numbers improve?
    LF Grandy-will he raise BA and lower the punchouts?
    CF- Will he be able to stay healthy, continuing to slide head first?
    RF-Seattle or NYY offensive numbers?

    And that’s just the starting offense.

    Success will depend on Health and Rebounding years from many.

  9. Yankee Trader February 13th, 2013 at 10:01 am

    Have to go.

    Have a great day.

  10. randy l. February 13th, 2013 at 10:03 am

    doreen-

    that’s perfect for orleans cardinals games. and perfect for visiting almost anywhere on lower cape.
    you’ll definitely have to come by my business and say hi. you’ll be only about twenty minutes away and i’m sure you’ll explore up our way. most of the national seashore beaches are up that way.

  11. PacoDooley February 13th, 2013 at 10:04 am

    randy l. February 13th, 2013 at 9:55 am
    “So I don’t buy the idea that not signing mediocre FAs to large contracts signals that they are folding their tents. I hope it is a signal that they want to take a smarter long term approach.”

    letting the red sox outbid them on david ross who’s getting 3 million each for the next two years and who is better than any yankee catcher is a smart long term approach ?

    hal likes your thinking though
    ————————————–

    David Ross is not the sort of player we are talking about, nor is he a difference maker. Letting Soriano and Swisher walk and not signing a guy like Hamilton is what I am talking about. They now have two extra high draft picks and more financial freedom. They were aggressive when they re-signed A-Rod and that worked out great…

  12. blake February 13th, 2013 at 10:05 am

    “letting the red sox outbid them on david ross who’s getting 3 million each for the next two years and who is better than any yankee catcher is a smart long term approach ?”

    I’m still pretty shocked they didn’t add a legit catcher…..maybe they secretly have more confidence in Romine than they admit publically……but it’s really tough for me to understand how you take a 206 million dollar payroll into a season with so much uncertainty at catcher

  13. randy l. February 13th, 2013 at 10:09 am

    if it’s nothing why not name who sent him there. of course cervelli knows who sent him there.

    maybe he should have just said he heard through the homeless grapevine that they had a great parking lot to sleep in :)

  14. Doreen February 13th, 2013 at 10:09 am

    randy –

    Just have to pin my husband down to exact dates, but likely after July 4th. I’m really looking forward to visiting up that way – it’s been too long since we’ve been there, and much as I like Disney World, it’s really nice to be going somewhere else. :)

  15. randy l. February 13th, 2013 at 10:10 am

    “David Ross is not the sort of player we are talking about, nor is he a difference maker.”

    he looks a lot different than the catchers the yankees have.

  16. Doreen February 13th, 2013 at 10:12 am

    Thing is, if he could have answered who suggested the place, then you could believe more easily everything else he had to say.

    Perhaps it was a personal friend or trainer he does not want to get into trouble.

    It’s like honor among thieves or something.

  17. Tackelberry February 13th, 2013 at 10:14 am

    And if he said who reccommended the place, then some people label him a rat. What is the right thing to do? Who knows?

  18. RadioKev February 13th, 2013 at 10:16 am

    blake February 13th, 2013 at 10:05 am
    “letting the red sox outbid them on david ross who’s getting 3 million each for the next two years and who is better than any yankee catcher is a smart long term approach ?”

    I’m still pretty shocked they didn’t add a legit catcher…..maybe they secretly have more confidence in Romine than they admit publically……but it’s really tough for me to understand how you take a 206 million dollar payroll into a season with so much uncertainty at catcher
    ———–

    Yeah, and it’s got nothing to do with Girardi’s “preference” as far as I can tell. I can’t make sense of it.

  19. Doreen February 13th, 2013 at 10:19 am

    Tackleberry -

    Very true. They are between a rock and a hard place in that regard.

  20. Shame Spencer February 13th, 2013 at 10:20 am

    Yeah, and it’s got nothing to do with Girardi’s “preference” as far as I can tell. I can’t make sense of it.

    ———————-

    That’s what I said yesterday regarding Girardi/Montero… Cashman made it very clear a couple of weeks ago that Girardi is what we all assumed he was: A yes man. Girardi does what Cash tells him to do. I don’t, for even a second, believe Cash takes Girardi’s opinion into account at all if it is at odds with his own.

  21. Shame Spencer February 13th, 2013 at 10:20 am

    @FeinsandNYDN

    Big uniform news: I’m told by @YankeesPR that David Phelps has reclaimed his old No. 41, while Michael Pineda has taken back his old No. 35.

  22. Bronx Jeers February 13th, 2013 at 10:21 am

    he looks a lot different than the catchers the yankees

    ———————–

    Granted they’re just basically going with back up catchers, David Ross is 35 and I don’t think we can assume he’d sustain his production in a larger role.

  23. yankeefeminista February 13th, 2013 at 10:21 am

    2. MANNY B GETTING BETTER: I spoke with Manny Banuelos for about five minutes. His elbow is improving to the point that he will make 50 throws today. It is the second time he has thrown since he had Tommy John surgery. About to turn 22, he expects to be ready by next spring training. It likely means the earliest you will see him at the major league level would be late in 2014, but, more likely, 2015. The expectations are still high for the player Mo once called the best pitching prospect he has ever seen in Yankees camp.

    (AndrewMarchand Morning Notes: Mo, Manny B. & Cervy)

    ______
    Sanchez is hitting. Where are the vids, Chad?

    Go Huuuuughes!

  24. Shame Spencer February 13th, 2013 at 10:22 am

    ?@DKnobler

    Phillies announce they’ve “mutually parted ways” with Juan Cruz

  25. yankeefeminista February 13th, 2013 at 10:23 am

    Cervy said absolutely nothing in that Biogenesis interview. No surprise there. But deer antler drops seem like the route to go :twisted: (the all natural kind…)

  26. Shame Spencer February 13th, 2013 at 10:23 am

    I actually don’t think the Sox have a bad catching situation at all.. Ross, Salty and Napoli is a nice trio. It’s everywhere else they’re a mess.

  27. austinmac February 13th, 2013 at 10:23 am

    Cashman says he agrees with everything Hal says and Girardi agrees with everything Cashman says. No yes men here.

  28. J. Alfred Prufrock February 13th, 2013 at 10:29 am

    2nd-Poor performance vs lefties-a fluke?
    ///

    Yes!
    ///

    Trader, is there a reason you’re pencilling Gardner in at CF? Because I don’t think that is happening, unless Granderson gets traded.

    Wheresome’er they play, it would be nice for Gardner to get through the year healthy and for both he and Granderson to improve against LHP.

  29. Shame Spencer February 13th, 2013 at 10:31 am

    austinmac February 13th, 2013 at 10:23 am

    Cashman says he agrees with everything Hal says and Girardi agrees with everything Cashman says. No yes men here.

    —————–

    Have you ever seen a group of people less on the same page that agree with each other all the time?!

  30. Shame Spencer February 13th, 2013 at 10:32 am

    Too bad Juan Cruz is a RHP or you just know Cash would have snapped him up.

  31. Shame Spencer February 13th, 2013 at 10:34 am

    @BruceBeck4NY

    Andy Pettitte – walking out 4 the 1st time this spring! 40 yr old owns record 19 post-season wins! #Yankees pic.twitter.com/qvo2pwMO

  32. Shame Spencer February 13th, 2013 at 10:35 am

    @eboland11

    Mariano out of the field warming up pic.twitter.com/ovMxaL18

  33. yankeefeminista February 13th, 2013 at 10:39 am

    YES Network should just show non-stop live footage of P&C’s practicing and of ST generally. Inquiring minds want to know!

  34. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 13th, 2013 at 10:40 am

    Here’s what we have so far:

    PREDICTIONS FOR 2013

    Tomingeorgia – 94

    ************

    I’ll start taking them when and if you want to give them. Just please be sure to put my name in the post. Predictions can be changed up to the start of the first game of the season.

    Have a great day y’all! More snow on the way and storm watch for this weekend.

    I love snow for real. Wish I could be skiing. Some day I would love to go to Vail or Lake Tahoe and ski there.

    :)

  35. Against All Odds February 13th, 2013 at 10:43 am

    yankeefeminista February 13th, 2013 at 10:39 am
    YES Network should just show non-stop live footage of P&C’s practicing and of ST generally.

    ————————-

    It would be similar to what the NFL does with the draft. See guys going through drills, interviews, etc. It doesn’t have to be everyday. They could do it 3 times a week. One segment on the kids of the future another one on Cano and his free agency, Cashman answering viewer questions about the future and developing players.

  36. J. Alfred Prufrock February 13th, 2013 at 10:44 am

    yankeefeminista February 13th, 2013 at 10:23 am

    Cervy said absolutely nothing in that Biogenesis interview. No surprise there. But deer antler drops seem like the route to go :twisted: (the all natural kind…)
    ///

    For the life of me, I cannot understand why this ancient chinese source for synergistic formulas has been banned.

    Is ginseng and the goji berry also on the list? The latter provides “natural” HGH. I haven’t studied its effects, but intuitively, it seems to me that the risks of deer antler are probably present in any super yang herb; these guys would probably do well to see a TCM, who knows how to make a synergistic formula (with some balancing “yin” for the “yang”) so they don’t exhaust the adrenals and kidneys) to get the most benefit with the least side effects.

    It seems like the list is fairly random. How do they go about deciding what’s fair game? Is zinc and Vitamin D banned, for instance? Both are supposed to raise testosterone levels. What about certain meats these players ingest? Which are shot up with hormones?

    The more they come up with these “cheaters”, the more their policies beg to be examined.

  37. yankeefeminista February 13th, 2013 at 10:45 am

    Odds, I want all day, every day coverage. :mrgreen:

  38. J. Alfred Prufrock February 13th, 2013 at 10:48 am

    YF, the end of ST is always somewhat of a letdown because the promising youngens of course have to go back down.

    Thank goodness for Trenton games, especially this year!

  39. PacoDooley February 13th, 2013 at 10:49 am

    Can someone remind me when the position players show up and what day the first ST game is? I am really looking forward to the start of game action, even if it means 7 innings of guys that have no chance of making the team…

  40. blake February 13th, 2013 at 10:50 am

    trisha,

    right now I’m at 89 wins

  41. Against All Odds February 13th, 2013 at 10:50 am

    yankeefeminista February 13th, 2013 at 10:45 am
    Odds, I want all day, every day coverage.

    —————————

    They would run out of stories by then lol.

    Next segment why Kay doesn’t like condiments. You don’t want to see that

  42. blake February 13th, 2013 at 10:51 am

    “Can someone remind me when the position players show up and what day the first ST game is? I am really looking forward to the start of game action, even if it means 7 innings of guys that have no chance of making the team…”

    the innings of the guys who won’t make the team are the biggest reason I watch ST games…..I love catching a glimpse at the prospects and I’m hoping with the WBC going on we will get a little more than usual.

  43. yankeefeminista February 13th, 2013 at 10:53 am

    Positions I think on Feb 17…

    Odds, I would be fascinated by any and every detail. I could watch pitchers throw bullpens and be happy. :)

    Pruf, that is at the heart of the discussion: what’s in and what’s out. Synthetic HGH is but is natural HGH (deer antler has traces of IFG1, I have recently learned, good for recovery, and something my Chinese medicine doctor prescribes all the time…) What sups does Teix get in his juice press for instance? Is New Chapter’s all natural energy supplement off limits because it includes Maca, Cordyceps, Schizandra, Rhodiola, green tea. Is too much strong Japanese green tea considered an amphetamine? … Verrrry interesting from a nutritional standpoint.

  44. yankeefeminista February 13th, 2013 at 10:55 am

    1st ST game is the 23rd, not sure if it is televised. 24th is, I believe. (at least on mlb.tv online)…

  45. FiretheUMPIRE February 13th, 2013 at 10:55 am

    This will surely go down as the spring of August Romaine.

  46. NYYROC February 13th, 2013 at 10:58 am

    My wife and I went to ST for the first time last year. Reading these reports and seeing the pix, no matter how grainy, makes me want to jump on a plane right now and go back!

  47. tucker February 13th, 2013 at 11:02 am

    The Cervy statement does not make a whole lot of sense. Before today when first questioned, he said he was sure he purchased only legal supplements that are allowed by MLB. Today, he said he did not get anything, just consulted with Bosch.

  48. yankeefeminista February 13th, 2013 at 11:02 am

    “YF, the end of ST is always somewhat of a letdown because the promising youngens of course have to go back down.

    Thank goodness for Trenton games, especially this year!”

    “the innings of the guys who won’t make the team are the biggest reason I watch ST games…..I love catching a glimpse at the prospects and I’m hoping with the WBC going on we will get a little more than usual.”

    Pruf, Blake, yes! And I already have my entire April, May MiLB, MLB sched coordinated and mapped out, subject to change of course, depending on which pitchers are pitching. :)

  49. randy l. February 13th, 2013 at 11:02 am

    “Thing is, if he could have answered who suggested the place, then you could believe more easily everything else he had to say.”

    precisely what i was thinking.

    as far as the catchers go, i just think it’s really strange the red sox went out and got a back up catcher who is better offensively and defensively than the yankees starting catcher.

    as i said it’s very un-yankee-like to have catching be this bad.

  50. RadioKev February 13th, 2013 at 11:04 am

    tucker February 13th, 2013 at 11:02 am
    The Cervy statement does not make a whole lot of sense. Before today when first questioned, he said he was sure he purchased only legal supplements that are allowed by MLB. Today, he said he did not get anything, just consulted with Bosch.
    ———

    And this is why you hire a PR firm instead of making your own statements.

  51. yankeefeminista February 13th, 2013 at 11:05 am

    Randy, get used to the new Yankee mantra: pitch framing, baby! :)

  52. J. Alfred Prufrock February 13th, 2013 at 11:07 am

    Is New Chapter’s all natural energy supplement off limits because it includes Maca, Cordyceps, Schizandra, Rhodiola, green tea. Is too much strong Japanese green tea considered an amphetamine?
    ///

    New Chapter, man, they are the purest. :D . Some monks drink green tea continuously to avoid falling asleep during meditation. I guess the ideal is to be like Rivera, who is in a meditative state no matter what :)

  53. yankeefeminista February 13th, 2013 at 11:07 am

    Well, Cervy sure took his time and must have consulted with his image makers/lawyers before finally speaking. He was obviously advised to answer “no” to any and all questions.

  54. J. Alfred Prufrock February 13th, 2013 at 11:08 am

    Why don’t they just leave that kid alone. Cervelli, do yourself a favor, pretend you only speak spanish – or italian.

  55. yankeefeminista February 13th, 2013 at 11:09 am

    AndrewMarchand Mo just ran hard covering first. Survived.
    2 minutes ago

    ___
    Breathe out…

  56. DONNYBROOK February 13th, 2013 at 11:10 am

    So Cervelli is getting 2nd opinions on his foot injury, therefore he seeks the diagnosis of a guy that is NOT even a DR??? GUILTY

  57. J. Alfred Prufrock February 13th, 2013 at 11:11 am

    Teams should just hire their own TCM and have him/her prescribe synergistic formulas and teach the players qigong, yoga, and the alexander technique.

    There was a story of a Japanese pro team that went macro vegetarian. They were mocked by the other teams with all sorts of epithets. However, they got the last laugh by winning their league’s championship. :)

  58. J. Alfred Prufrock February 13th, 2013 at 11:14 am

    From wiki:

    The Golden Age (1982–1994)

    The Lions finished in last place following the 1979 season. However, the following seasons would mark the beginning of a period of sustained success for the team under new manager Tatsuro Hirooka and with star players such as Osamu Higashio and Koichi Tabuchi. Tatsuro Hirooka told the players that meat and other animal foods increase athletes’ susceptibility to injury, and decrease their ability to perform. He required all players to take up a strictly vegetarian diet. The club won two-year straight Japan Series in 1982 and 1983, and won the championship again in 1985.

    Following the 1986 season, the club replaced Hirooka with Masaaki Mori, who was able to sustain the team’s prolonged success. Mori won 8 league championship, between 1986 and 1988 and 1990–1994, and six Japan Series championships in his nine-year managing career, winning the Japan Series in 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, and 1992.

    :D

  59. tucker February 13th, 2013 at 11:14 am

    Well there is not much MLB can do to Cervy w a statement like that. So, discipline-wise, he should be in the clear.

  60. PacoDooley February 13th, 2013 at 11:14 am

    DONNYBROOK February 13th, 2013 at 11:10 am
    So Cervelli is getting 2nd opinions on his foot injury, therefore he seeks the diagnosis of a guy that is NOT even a DR??? GUILTY
    ———————–

    Exactly – I thought of this when Gio mentioned his father being a ‘patient’ at the clinic – can you be a patient if they are not a medical clinic with doctors? Like, if I go to the gym and a personal trainer helps me, am I a patient of the gym?

  61. PacoDooley February 13th, 2013 at 11:15 am

    J. Alfred Prufrock February 13th, 2013 at 11:11 am

    There was a story of a Japanese pro team that went macro vegetarian. They were mocked by the other teams with all sorts of epithets. However, they got the last laugh by winning their league’s championship.
    ——————————–

    Clearly establishes cause and effect…

  62. randy l. February 13th, 2013 at 11:18 am

    ” get used to the new Yankee mantra: pitch framing, baby! ”

    yankeefeminista-

    do the yankees have the worst overall catching in both leagues?

    i mean who’s worse?

    i suppose someone here will say seattle, but that catcher hit 15 home runs and had 62 rbis last year( though not all catching).
    i’d take that right now for a yankee catcher.

  63. austinmac February 13th, 2013 at 11:18 am

    Trisha,

    What is the deadline for predictions? My prediction might change when we get Stanton.

    See, I’m optimistic.

    Glad you made it through the storm.

  64. austinmac February 13th, 2013 at 11:23 am

    Randy,

    One of the NY papers had a discussion about the catching situation and pointed out Martin had more homers in the last two months(8) than Stewart and Cervelli have ever had combined in one season.

    No, I cannot think of a team with worse catching assuming we have a Stewart and Cervelli combo. Who knows what Romine might bring, but his upper level minor league hitting is not encouraging. We can hope it was his back that was the problem which problem has forever gone away.

  65. Against All Odds February 13th, 2013 at 11:25 am

    Odds, I would be fascinated by any and every detail. I could watch pitchers throw bullpens and be happy.

    ————————-

    That wouldn’t be bad because you would at least get inside detail. What are they working on, what they want to add or subtract, if they changed their motion, and a host of other things.

  66. DONNYBROOK February 13th, 2013 at 11:27 am

    I just do Not see Cervelli going north. The Yanks had him living out of his car last season, and now this Roid Fiasco. I believe Wilson with his ability to situationally hit, and being a graduate of the Mike Scioscia School of Catching, will get 1 of the 2 catcher slots.

  67. austinmac February 13th, 2013 at 11:30 am

    Tex’ juicepress may be the key to the season. Can he put some antler goo in there?

  68. Bronx Jeers February 13th, 2013 at 11:30 am

    @LoHudYankees: Pitchers practicing covering 1st. Every pitcher steps on bag, then turns to check imaginary runners. Not Rivera. Who would possibly be on?

  69. smartchoices February 13th, 2013 at 11:30 am

    So if Cervelli’s previous statement and current statement don’t match up that’s ok because it’s expected one get a pr firm and expected the pr statement won’t be reliable? Ok, whatever. I still don’t think that means he did anything, but that’s ridiculous.

    On to more important matters…the pics in the twitter feed are great to see. Andy looks good, and Mo too. It won’t be long now!

  70. austinmac February 13th, 2013 at 11:32 am

    I do think Wilson has been overlooked by us. He could well be with the team. I personally have no info as to whether he is really a good defensive catcher or just another catcher who can’t hit.

  71. blake February 13th, 2013 at 11:35 am

    David O’Brien ?@ajcbraves
    #Braves Justin Upton pic.twitter.com/Z2PuvOKZ

    Chad should post a pic of Diaz hitting to counter

  72. Wave Your Hat February 13th, 2013 at 11:35 am

    Were the Yanks committed to austerity and letting Martin go when they traded Montero? Because if they were, they must really believe in pitch framing. I just can’t see how a season of Stewart and Cervelli was part of a long term picture.

  73. blake February 13th, 2013 at 11:38 am

    If GLoves mole is accurate then Cashman apparently told ownership that Romine would be ready to catch by this year and ownership is holding him to that even though he was hurt all last year…..which if true is incredibly dumb and short sided.

  74. yankeefeminista February 13th, 2013 at 11:38 am

    “he seeks the diagnosis of a guy that is NOT even a DR??? GUILTY”

    I just lost a whole post in response to this. But to sum up what I wrote, people from other countries, particularly Caribbean ones and even the homeopathy of England, proteolytic enzymes (big in Germany) have a tradition of seeking out and taking advantage of alternative means of healing for general health and in sports. There are plenty of natural supplements for healing (and I suppose synthetic ones)that allopathic MD’s know nothing about. Therefore, I am not surprised that these players seek out supplements from tumeric to resveratol to attempt to help them bounce back from injury. Most of the natural supplements in Alex’s regimen are well known for their healing effects. Not surprised that these players wouldn’t go solely to mainstream doctors (who are essentially surgeons, and big biz pharmaceutical types, with no understanding of nutrition/alternative medicine) to try to heal faster, get an edge.

  75. randy l. February 13th, 2013 at 11:39 am

    austinmac-

    romine is such an unknown to me. in the short time he was up, all i can picture is him looking ok defensively, but not really making much of an impression either way.

    historically , catching is a really important position for the yankees. rarely has the team been really good with bad offensive catching. yeah, when girardi was there, but posada was coming along.

  76. yankeefeminista February 13th, 2013 at 11:39 am

    *turmeric

  77. blake February 13th, 2013 at 11:40 am

    Carolina Basketball ?@UNC_Basketball
    Michael Jordan will grace his 50th SI cover this week in honor of his 50th birthday: http://bit.ly/VUHqoR #UNCBBall

  78. PacoDooley February 13th, 2013 at 11:40 am

    I agree that I don’t see Cervelli ending up spending a lot of time at the big league level this year.

    My main thought on the catching discussion is that everyone is overvaluing Martin. He was a 2.2 WAR player last year – very nice, but nothing to write home about (16th in MLB at the position). Let’s not forget how horrible he was for a long stretch last season… (hit .179 in the first half last year, with a .648 OPS).

    I think Martin will do well with the Pirates, but it will not reflect a real increase in player quality. But I think it is equally likely that he continues to run into injuries and long stretches of ineffectiveness.

  79. Wave Your Hat February 13th, 2013 at 11:43 am

    “If GLoves mole is accurate then Cashman apparently told ownership that Romine would be ready to catch by this year”

    Pretty optimistic given that Romine was coming off a .729 OPS in 2011 and a .726 OPS in 2010 at AA.

  80. DONNYBROOK February 13th, 2013 at 11:44 am

    - AUSTIN -
    Yea, I’m not up on Wilson’s D either, but if Scioscia keeps you on his 25 Man roster, you gotta be at Least adequate in that area.

  81. blake February 13th, 2013 at 11:44 am

    “He was a 2.2 WAR player last year – very nice, but nothing to write home about”

    WAR undervalues catchers….and there is really no way to quantify how much Martin helped the pitching staff last year….which overachieved at times and was the main reason they made the playoffs. I’m no huge Russ Martin fan…..he’s not a great player…..but he is better than what they have and was much more of a known quantity than what they have.

    If you just forget the offense totally…..it makes me a little uneasy to have a catching situation so up in the air when this team is going to have to rely on pitching so much.

  82. Wave Your Hat February 13th, 2013 at 11:44 am

    “My main thought on the catching discussion is that everyone is overvaluing Martin. He was a 2.2 WAR player last year ”

    You have to really believe in pitch framing for Stewart to get anywhere close to that.

  83. J. Alfred Prufrock February 13th, 2013 at 11:44 am

    Martin is not a good hitter.

    His 2011 ALDS ABs are some of the worst I’ve ever seen by a professional ballplayer.

    I’m glad he’s out of here, since he wasn’t that old and might have blocked Sanchez, given their rhapsodies over the former.

  84. Against All Odds February 13th, 2013 at 11:45 am

    When it comes to certain players Cashman sometimes has a rose colored point of view. He is the guy that put three rookies in the rotation in the same season not realizing there would be bumps along the way.

  85. blake February 13th, 2013 at 11:45 am

    “Pretty optimistic given that Romine was coming off a .729 OPS in 2011 and a .726 OPS in 2010 at AA.”

    yea…..

  86. yankeefeminista February 13th, 2013 at 11:45 am

    austin, seriously, can he? Deer antler has natural traces of IGF1, which is a growth hormone. The stuff Alex was allegedly injecting. I could use some of that to help my ankle heal. :)

    Randy, the absolute worst.

    As for Romine, I still think his hit tool could use some time in AAA. I think he can put up @an 800 OPS if he gets a couple of months in AAA. Still think they’ll retard his hitting by keeping him up with limited AB’s unless his starts. But still would like to see him start in AAA for his overall game.

  87. blake February 13th, 2013 at 11:47 am

    Martin isn’t a good hitter…..he’s a world better than Stewart though offensively who basically gives you nothing but a duck snort single every now and then.

  88. Wave Your Hat February 13th, 2013 at 11:50 am

    ” I think he can put up @an 800 OPS if he gets a couple of months in AAA.”

    He’s never come close to an 800 OPS at any level over any length of time. What makes you think he can do that?

  89. blake February 13th, 2013 at 11:50 am

    I’m not really pining for Martin so much as dumbfounded that they didn’t at least add a big league starting catcher or better back up. AJP, Ross, somebody…..

  90. yankeefeminista February 13th, 2013 at 11:51 am

    Right now, Cervy has our best hit tool at the C position. Unless Romine acclimates more quickly than I expect him to. Scary.

    That they feel that they can go with the C’s we have is telling, bizarre, troubling.

    I will say it again, Martin is purely a mistake hitter.

  91. blake February 13th, 2013 at 11:51 am

    if Romine could defend well and OPS .700 then I’d take that…..Stewart on a full time basis won’t OPS .600 most likely.

  92. RadioKev February 13th, 2013 at 11:51 am

    Yeah, Russ worked well with our pitching staff. Not the greatest catcher, but we’re worse off now, and his new contract wasn’t unreasonable.

  93. Wave Your Hat February 13th, 2013 at 11:51 am

    I’m pining for Martin if we are currently looking at the alternative.

  94. DONNYBROOK February 13th, 2013 at 11:53 am

    Just gimme a decent defensive Catcher, that will give you a productive out when swingin’ the Slugger. That’s all I look for.

  95. blake February 13th, 2013 at 11:54 am

    If Romine can handle the job defensively then they should give it to him….he might get better.

  96. Bronx Jeers February 13th, 2013 at 11:56 am

    @MarcCarig: Fred Wilpon spent 20 minutes offering assurances that payroll going forward will be based on baseball decisions as opposed to other factors.

    ————

    Jealous of the Mets?

    Not really but I think they smell a little blood in the water in terms of the NYC market.

  97. Wave Your Hat February 13th, 2013 at 11:56 am

    “If Romine can handle the job defensively then they should give it to him….he might get better.”

    That would require a different Yankee mindset. Someone in the Yank organization is invested in the notion of Stewart’s defensive skills being a major asset.

  98. randy l. February 13th, 2013 at 11:56 am

    “Therefore, I am not surprised that these players seek out supplements from tumeric to resveratol to attempt to help them bounce back from injury”

    as someone who uses tumeric and resveratol and a lot of others- krill oil, ubiquinol (coq10), vitamin d,methly b-12, a quality multi, probiotics, enzymes, etc i can’t imagine an athlete not doing something similar, but i’ll bet a majority of mlb players eat at fast food places in spring training on the way to the ball park and don’t even thing about it .

    the right supplements keep your inflammation levels down. i have almost zero problems with inflammation. as you age, and the yankees are about as old as a mlb team gets, inflammation is a huge problem for an athlete.
    players should be proactive and use all the supplements and high quality organic food they can get. money isn’t a problem for them so there’s really no excuse for them not to.

  99. FiretheUMPIRE February 13th, 2013 at 11:57 am

    All Romine has to do to be considered a future HOF is OPS .685 in his rookie season.

  100. FiretheUMPIRE February 13th, 2013 at 11:58 am

    August Romaine over/under .685 OPS in his rookie season?

  101. randy l. February 13th, 2013 at 11:58 am

    on the plus side, with romine, cervelli, and stewart the yankees are definitely strong for bullpen catcher back up :)

  102. 86w183 February 13th, 2013 at 11:59 am

    A Pierzinski/Ross tandem would have been great…. but woulda cost $ 10-11 M.

    Everything has a price. The catcher situation is part of the price of getting to $ 189…. and part of the price of retaining Kuroda, Pettitte, Rivera, Cano and Granderson for 2013.

  103. Wave Your Hat February 13th, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    “the right supplements keep your inflammation levels down.”

    randy l, I work out a lot and am always sore. Got any links to some reliable info on supplements?

  104. FiretheUMPIRE February 13th, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    If Romine can stick as a starter at some point this year, then 2014 becomes far more breezy. It saves a good chunk of change and opens up many possibilities. Adding another 500K guy to the roster like Jon Jay would also help.

  105. 86w183 February 13th, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    ealous of the Mets?

    Not really but I think they smell a little blood in the water in terms of the NYC market.

    ********************************************************************

    Seriously? The team with one 90-win season in 12 years and four straight losing seasons smells “blood in the water” where the Yankees are concerned?

  106. yankeefeminista February 13th, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    Wave, I see that as Romine’s highest ceiling. He was hitting tremendously at AA in 2011 before he got hurt, and was starting to learn better plate discipline. I haven’t seen him hit since, and he was particularly bad in his sss AAA and AFL stints. So… that is why he should go down to start. Also he has been better vs. LHP, so not sure how he will adjust at mlb level. To get the best player we can, I think Romine needs to go to AAA, stay healthy and regain his bat tool. Yanks may not care about that. If not, he will have difficulty getting back to where he was as a hitter. And as I’ve said before I think the neck/back/concussions may have taken a toll on him, and he may always battle injuries/fatigue (a toold of the trade) but he can be an above average catcher… he is actually a pretty good hitter.

  107. Against All Odds February 13th, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    David Adams will miss big league camp due to back injury

    Via Anthony McCarron: Infielder David Adams will not be in big league camp due to a back injury this spring. I don’t know if that means he will instead work out on the minor league side or just isn’t healthy enough to work out all together.

    Adams, 25, has battled several injuries over the last few years, most notably a fractured ankle in May 2010 that kept him out for most of 2011 as well. He managed to stay on the field for 383 productive (133 wRC+) plate appearances with Double-A Trenton last year, which put him in line to open the season with Triple-A Scranton. Adams had a very small chance of making the big league bench with a strong Spring Training, but alas. Read more about him in my Top 30 Prospects List.

    http://riveraveblues.com/2013/.....ury-82394/

  108. yankeefeminista February 13th, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    a *tool of the trade

  109. austinmac February 13th, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    I have never seen anyone here excessively praise Martin. He is a low average hitter with power for a catcher, and at least an average starting catcher defensively.

    The problem is his replacements are guys who have never been good enough to get starting consideration. We have to hope Romine is better than he has appeared because the Yankee catching situation is replacement level at best otherwise.

    The yankees could easily have given Martin a two year contract without interfering with Sanchez. I have seen no one say he could be in the majors before 2015, and that is from scouts who like him.

    I heard discussion on MLB radio the other day about the importance in the AL to have nine hitters. The Yankees have given up on offense at catcher.

  110. yankeefeminista February 13th, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    His first name is Austin, not August.

  111. J. Alfred Prufrock February 13th, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    Crap, that’s sad for Adams. That poor kid has waited long enough because of the ankle

    Wonder if there was some instability from the ankle that caused compensation problems.

  112. yankeefeminista February 13th, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    “players should be proactive and use all the supplements and high quality organic food they can get. money isn’t a problem for them so there’s really no excuse for them not to.”

    I agree. They should have an on board nutritionist or each have his own. And MLB should get into the 21st century regarding natural supplements.

  113. DONNYBROOK February 13th, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    Mets had a good shot at Bourn, and simply could Not pull the trigger. They are still a 2nd Banana.

  114. yankeefeminista February 13th, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    Adams wasn’t going to get playing time anyway. :twisted: But still feel bad for him.

  115. J. Alfred Prufrock February 13th, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    Organic food (lots of wild roots), qigong, some yoga and a lot of either either Alexander Technique or Feldenkrais Method – that’s what I’ll implement when I buy the team :)

  116. yankeefeminista February 13th, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    JR could be in the majors in 2014, depending how he progresses. He continues to improve as a catcher. I like him better defensively than Romine, and I expect his hitting to be better stat-wise in 2013; his approach is quite good both plate discipline and pitch recognition-wise.

    And Martin has been elevated because of our utter futility at C, I agree, but based on mere comparisons to our shoddy offerings at C, let’s not make Martin out to be a good hitter, HR’s or not. He is a mistake hitter.

  117. FiretheUMPIRE February 13th, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    August Romaine is what Mike Francessa called Austin Romine in 2010.

  118. FiretheUMPIRE February 13th, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    So…

    Over/under .685 OPS for August Romaine in his rookie season?

  119. yankeefeminista February 13th, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    Not surprised by anything Francesa does.

  120. pat February 13th, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    The physical therapist doing Alex’s rehab seems to have been doing his homework for this case going back to 1995. The papers from 2006 are co-authored by Dr. Philippon so he’s worked with both doctors who have done Alex’s hip surgeries.

    http://www.jospt.org/peterdraovitch/

  121. DONNYBROOK February 13th, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    That all we need. A clubhouse full of guys chewing on roots and doing Yoga, while listening to sage advice from Master Po.

  122. yankeefeminista February 13th, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    Over .685 if he starts, under otherwise.

  123. yankeefeminista February 13th, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    Shouldn’t that be Master Mo?

    As for doing yoga, they would be in much better shape if they did do yoga, overly contracted muscles ain’t a good thing. I’d love to see the pitchers do yoga, especially Hughes. I’d bet he could regain the old leg drive and thrive.

  124. FiretheUMPIRE February 13th, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    I’d take .685 OPS production for a rookie catcher on my roster any day. How about you Randy?

  125. yankeefeminista February 13th, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    Here’s where GB7 would weigh in about the yoga and agree. Shout out to GB7!

  126. Bronx Jeers February 13th, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    Seriously? The team with one 90-win season in 12 years and four straight losing seasons smells “blood in the water” where the Yankees are concerned

    ————————————-

    Well baseball is a sport where renewable optimism is built into its mythology.

    But beyond that malarkey what is the current perception of Yankee mgmt? Or of the current team?

  127. randy l. February 13th, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    wave your hat,

    tumeric, krill oil, ginger,bromelain, resveratrol are all things i take that help inflammation.

    here’s a website that has way more than you’d want to know but all the basics are covered :

    http://articles.mercola.com/si.....ation.aspx

    i just spent the weekend shoveling out from the blizzard and wasn’t sore at all. maybe “sore” at the snow plow driver who literally moments after me and a 12 year old, who did not like shoveling, dumped four feet of snow (8 feet back) over the whole front of the two car driveway.

    when he turned around on the dead end street to come back i stopped him and asked him why the snow was 1 foot deep on the other side of the road and 4 feet deep on our side. he first told me it wasn’t smart to stand in front of a snow plow.

    being the tactful person i am i moved from that obvious observation to ask him again what’s up with dumping all the snow from both side of the street in our driveway. he looked and surprisingly said ” good point, we usually try to even it up.” he then asked if i would like him to move the whole pile in front. i said yeah sure and he in one pass pushed the whole mass of snow blocking the front of the driveway into a giant mountain on the side of the driveway. i waved him a big thanks and off he went. nice guy.

    this story has nothing to do with inflammation, but it was kind of fun at the time :)

  128. yankeefeminista February 13th, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    I still think Romine should go to AAA for a couple of months to start. Also I am still unsure if he can stay healthy. I hope he addressed his back/neck issues (yeah, Pruf, Alexander or the equivalent would help) or I fear they’ll recur. Seen it happen too many times in Trenton.

  129. yankeefeminista February 13th, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    Eat fresh pineapple (bromelain)!

  130. DONNYBROOK February 13th, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    Not gonna be the same with Yogi skipping ST.

  131. yankeefeminista February 13th, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    It’s not the same at OTD without Yogi either. Just take a long look; these players (Jeet, Mo, Andy) and former players are not going to be around forever. I remind myself of that every time I am at Yankee Stadium and did so the last year, watching Jorge play.

  132. Wave Your Hat February 13th, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    Thanks, randy, I’ll check it out.

  133. randy l. February 13th, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    “Here’s where GB7 would weigh in about the yoga and agree.”

    yankeefeninista-

    real yoga would make grown men cry.

    i should do more of it. the one time i did yoga a lot ( besides when i was at the ashram in toronto in 1970 when they made you get up at four to do it ) i dropped about twenty pounds and increased my club head golf swing speed from 125mph to about 140mph. all kinds of players at the club i was playing at including the club pro asked me to show them what i did. i did and they all quit after one session. it’s not fun, but you feel great afterwards. one guy couldn’t even sit on his feet i (basic hero pose ). tears came out of his eyes trying to do it. how can you hit a golf ball if your feet and ankles aren’t flexible?

    real yoga is a lot of work. you’re always pushing beyond where you are it if you are into it.
    i think flexibility is more important than gold’s gym type strength for bat speed or golf club head speed. yes, the yankees should do as much of it as they can.

  134. J. Alfred Prufrock February 13th, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    yankeefem – I really took a long look when the that Mariano grounder went from Victorino’s bat, into Cano’s glove and then to Teixera’s to end the 2009 World Series.

    I watched Mariano run to first, and I made sure to keep an eye on Jorge and Jete, too. I knew it was probably the last time, and although I felt melancholy, I also felt so glad that I was watching it right below me. It’s still so graphic in my memory, I can just hit rewind whenever I want to.

  135. blake February 13th, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    Daniel Barbarisi ?@DanBarbarisi
    Andy Pettitte says Yanks were very concerned about him pitching in WBC, & while he really wanted to play for USA, he had to commit to Yanks

  136. blake February 13th, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    Daniel Barbarisi ?@DanBarbarisi
    Pettitte: “I feel like im better than i was at age 30.” says he expects to throw 200 innings, wants to win 20 games.

    hopefully they can score enough runs for him to do that

  137. randy l. February 13th, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    “Not gonna be the same with Yogi skipping ST.”

    my father is four years older than yogi and it gets harder and harder to travel when they get that age.
    all those baseballs flying around a field aren’t that great for the old timers either. i’m sure if yogi was there he’d want to be close to the action. they’re probably keeping him away to protect him from what he wants to do.

    i’ll miss seeing him there too. maybe next year.

  138. Rich in NJ February 13th, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    “Pettitte: “I feel like im better than i was at age 30.” says he expects to throw 200 innings, wants to win 20 games.”

    Considering that he has had a gap in his elbow ligament for most of his career, that is entirely possible.

  139. pat February 13th, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    Steve “Pollyanna” Forbes

    SteveForbesCEO
    Laugh Now, but the @Yankees Will Be Champs! http://www.forbes.com/sites/st.....be-champs/

  140. Rich in NJ February 13th, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    Dear Steve,

    Put your money where you mouth is, and buy the team (assuming you’ll spend big and let baseball people who have demonstrated success building a team with a smaller payroll tell you how to spend your money).

    Thanks,

    Rich

  141. DONNYBROOK February 13th, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    - MOST IMPROVED MLB TEAMS – (on paper)

    (1) TORONTO BLUE JAYS – Can Encarnacion do it again? Same said of Bautista way back when.

    (2) LOS ANGELES ANGELS – That offense is gonna set some single season records.

    (3) LOS ANGELES DODGERS – Gonna keep up with the Moreno’s Maulers.

    (4) HOUSTON ASTROS – Absolutely can NOT be worse than 2012.

  142. jacksquat February 13th, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    Well, we don’t have Yogi in spring training, but apparently we have several yogi’s right here on LoHud.

  143. Rich in NJ February 13th, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    You know you have become a cultural icon when…

    yogi
    ? Use Yogi in a sentence

    yo·gi
    [yoh-gee] Show IPA
    noun, plural yo·gis [-geez] Show IPA .
    a person who practices yoga.
    Also, yo·gin [yoh-gin] Show IPA .

    Origin:
    1610–20; < Sanskrit yog?, nominative singular of yogin, derivative of yoga yoga

    Ber·ra
    [ber-uh] Show IPA
    noun
    Lawrence Peter ( “Yogi” ) born 1925, U.S. baseball player and manager.

  144. DONNYBROOK February 13th, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    I look at some of the Dumb questions these scribes are asking MO, and understand why Dave Kingman had no use for this stuff. Totally wasting a player’s time.

  145. Ys Guy February 13th, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    i give cervelli (and montero) the benefit of the doubt because he’s never shown me that he’s a liar before.

    but his answers seem very fishy. nobody connected to his professional career recomended him to the clinic? (then why did he go?) and the lab didnt try to sell him anything?

    i can’t really buy that but im keeping my mind open.

  146. Shame Spencer February 13th, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    This just in: Mo expects Mo to be Mo.

    @eboland11

    Rivera said he “definitely” expects to Mo of old. “I always expect that from myself.” Said he will pitch with a light, “precautionary” brace

  147. Doreen February 13th, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    Against All Odds -

    About the three rookies and no bumps?

    Not true. Cashman acknowledged there would be bumps along the way. At the time, the Yankees had a MONSTER offense, and Cashman figured (and I think realistically) that any bumps could be covered by the offense.

    The problem was, the offense in the first month to 6 weeks of the season virtually disappeared. So, the bumps were encountered and there the offense didn’t cover. Then there were injuries. It was, admittedly a mess, but at the time Cashman and the Yankees believed that those particular three pitchers, with the benefit of a forgiving offense, could learn more on the ML level than at the minor league level, where all three were so dominant, there were no baserunners to deal with.

    It may or may not have been the right thing to do, but I can’t let it be said that Cashman didn’t figure on the bumps in the road when he did.

  148. pat February 13th, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    Kind of surprised Mo says he will announce his decision before start of the season. He seems like the type who wouldn’t want a season of last time he will (fill in the blank) and people making a fuss over him.

  149. Shame Spencer February 13th, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    Ys Guy February 13th, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    but his answers seem very fishy. nobody connected to his professional career recomended him to the clinic? (then why did he go?) and the lab didnt try to sell him anything?

    —————-

    My conspiracy theory is that the Yankees sent him and he can’t say so!!

    I love me a good conspiracy.

  150. Shame Spencer February 13th, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    Dammit, Chad!!

    Conspiracies this way :arrow:

  151. longtime February 13th, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    95 – 67 was the Yankee record in 2010 , now let’s see who the catchers were on that team , hmm Oh somebody by the name of Cervelli ( 93 games ) Moellar ( 35 games ) don’t need a Martin to win 90 + games

  152. Cashmoney February 13th, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    i don’t think Ross is your 130 games catcher, yanks were ‘busy’ engage in their pitching objectives when ross signed rather quickly with the sox. The problem I have is the lack of contingent plan yanks had in place in case martin did not sign and not be able to anticipate that while they have an rough idea what it will take to sign martin and cashman’s apparent inability to deal things on mulit front. would I take ross as 60 game safe fail in first sight or in retrospect, absofreakinglutely!. It all goes back to my assessment of the FO and lack of creative and finer thought process I have observe thru out cashman’s reign. That is simply my opinion.


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