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Lineup for spring opener

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Feb 23, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Eduardo Nunez SS
Robinson Cano 2B
Mark Teixeira 1B
Juan Rivera DH
Matt Diaz LF
Francisco Cervelli C
Melky Mesa CF
Zoilo Almonte RF
Corban Joseph 3B

RHP David Phelps

UPDATE: Minor league reliever Nick Goody is on crutches with a sprained ankle.

 
 

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41 Responses to “Lineup for spring opener”

  1. Chip February 23rd, 2013 at 8:34 am

    Let’s go Yankees.

  2. Doreen February 23rd, 2013 at 8:38 am

    Hey, I’ve seen some of these guys play!! Go Thunder!! LOL

  3. RadioKev February 23rd, 2013 at 8:41 am

    I dunno about this line up… ;)

    Chad, I’m looking forward to your coverage!

  4. jmills February 23rd, 2013 at 8:44 am

    Crap, now Rickie Romero has knee problems. Thank god for JJ Happ. If its not too bad, Rickie should suck it up buttercup given the guaranteed contract and all. What would Sandy say on two days rest? I don’t remember leg wrestling Nolan Ryan having any such problems.

  5. MTU February 23rd, 2013 at 8:46 am

    Whaaaaaaat !

    No GTLU ?

    :(

  6. Chip February 23rd, 2013 at 8:47 am

    Rich,

    More on Nunez. The Yankees have given him opportunities and shown faith in him. Last year they sent him down to work on his play at SS (and he promptly got hurt) but even though he had been brutal in the field earlier that season and all of the season before – they turned to him, not Jayson Nix, when Derek got hurt right?

  7. MTU February 23rd, 2013 at 8:47 am

    Mills-

    Those were real Men.

    Like when Cars still had big, chrome tailfins.

    :)

  8. MTU February 23rd, 2013 at 8:48 am

    Mills-

    Those were real Men.

    Like when Cars still had big, chrome tailfins.

    :)

  9. Chip February 23rd, 2013 at 8:48 am

    I really hope that Mesa and Almonte have good springs. Would much rather have one of them as the 4th OF than Juan Rivera or Matt Diaz.

  10. Chip February 23rd, 2013 at 8:49 am

    Truth be told I would probably rather have Mesa or Almonte playing LF over Curtis Granderson, but that’s a losing battle.

  11. MTU February 23rd, 2013 at 8:49 am

    Sorry bout the double post.

    Does create emphasis.

    :)

  12. jmills February 23rd, 2013 at 8:55 am

    I just watched a retro Manny Ramirez hit one off of Carpenter into the 5th deck at Skydome. The sparse crowd clapped. I remember having to watch Canseco put one in the same left field spot in the ’89 American final.( Actually, a bit more to the left )

  13. austinmac February 23rd, 2013 at 9:01 am

    Ys,

    Your restaurant sounds good. Reminds me of one here that was on Diners, Drive-Ins etc. I would like to have once of your biscuits about now.

  14. randy l. February 23rd, 2013 at 9:05 am

    i’m bored with these spring training games.

    not really, just wanted to be the first to say that :)

    everything is interesting in spring training for a few days after the next phase takes place.

    actually some of the most troublesome things are the most interesting.

    remember last year watching pineda’s velocity or lack there of.

    in retrospect, look how stupid the yankees were in dismissing any concern about pineda’s velocity until it got really close to crunch time.

    what will the yankees mishandle this spring training?

    you know it’ll be something :)

  15. randy l. February 23rd, 2013 at 9:08 am

    “I would like to have once of your biscuits about now.”

    austinmac-

    i’d go for one with gobs of real butter on top too.

    as long as ys guy didn’t know it was for me that is :)

  16. blake February 23rd, 2013 at 9:09 am

    Sucks it’s not on TV….woukd like to see Mesa, Almonte and Joseph

  17. Shame Spencer February 23rd, 2013 at 9:11 am

    You have no idea how happy it made me to come here and see a line up posted…

    I might even watch the Mets game later just because it’s the one that the MLB Network will air.

    The previous thread reminds me of something that happened to me this week. I was in Times Square, which is generally one of my least favorite places in NYC, and who did I run into? Darth Vader, a couple storm troopers and Chewbacca were all huddled together having a conversation. #EvilEmpireRise

  18. Jerkface February 23rd, 2013 at 9:11 am

    Chad, any word on the bench??

    I know the relievers the Yankees may bring in, but how about the position players? Corban Joeseph, Mesa, & almonte are a good start.

  19. MTU February 23rd, 2013 at 9:11 am

    I’ll take the buttermilk Pancakes w. blueberries smothered w melted butter and real maple syrup.

    That’s after I polish off my ultra spicy burrito.

    And yes, that coffee sounds good.

    :)

  20. MTU February 23rd, 2013 at 9:12 am

    Blake-

    You’ll get your chance soon enough.

    ;)

  21. MTU February 23rd, 2013 at 9:14 am

    Time to walk the Mops.

    Catch you later.

    Have a good one.

  22. pat February 23rd, 2013 at 9:15 am

    Intern, Baseball Operations – New York Yankees (Bronx, NY)
    http://baseballjobs.teamworkon.....fm?i=52659

  23. austinmac February 23rd, 2013 at 9:17 am

    Randy,

    I don’t think I want him to know it’s for me either. I am, you know, one who actually has concern about the future.

  24. jmills February 23rd, 2013 at 9:17 am

    Austin and MTU, keep consuming whatever YS delivers. I’m disappearing with all those little precious table lamps; I presume he has a different one upon every setting.

  25. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 23rd, 2013 at 9:21 am

    Hey gang. Just a drive-by to drop off the updated 2013 Prediction chart. Thought it would be a good day to do it. I have to admit that the only thing that can take me away from Yankee baseball is a trial in which I’m interested. Well ST anyway – though I will activate DTV again for the 29th, the first televised ST game.

    Anwyay, if you want to join the chart you can do so up until the first pitch of the first game of the regular season. Predictions can also be changed any time up to that point.

    What a double-edged sword it has to be, playing for the Yankees. The pressure to perform of course is inordinate. Do I blame Yankee players for seeking out “ways” to improve their game? Not a bit. I blame the culture of the organization and the rabid element of the fan base. It’s called I LOVE YOU/NOT (depending on how the player performs). Real admirable.

    PREDICTIONS FOR 2013

    Tomingeorgia – 94

    Blake – 89

    Shame Spencer – 92

    Trisha – 101

    Tackleberry – 91

    Munson – 93

    4 NYY – 89

    Austinmac – 88

    RMS -91

    Joeman – 90

    Bruceb – 86

    Nilsson – 94

    Yankee21 – 89

    Ghostwriter – 93

    I switched my prediction to 101. It’s possible that I rachet down before the beginning of the season, but I wil NOT go under 97, no matter how ST looks!

    Have a great day all! :)

    (If/when you do predict, please put my name in the post so I am sure to find your prediction.)

  26. blake February 23rd, 2013 at 9:21 am

    MTU says:
    February 23, 2013 at 9:12 am
    Blake-

    You’ll get your chance soon enough.

    As you know….patience isn’t one of my virtues ;)

  27. blake February 23rd, 2013 at 9:22 am

    I hope Trisha’s prediction comes true

  28. jmills February 23rd, 2013 at 9:23 am

    Pat, regarding the intern thing, I’m available from when to whenever price contingent. Problem is, I have no pitch type focus.

  29. randy l. February 23rd, 2013 at 9:23 am

    conditioning injuries are probably the number one thing that causes spring training problems.

    quick off the top of head list:

    cervelli – concussion

    romine -back

    jeter- ankle

    rivera- arm because of injured lower half

    sabathia- arm

    hughes- back

    gardner- elbow

    kuroda started slow last year right.
    that’s something to watch. maybe get him tuned up a little sooner this year.

  30. jmills February 23rd, 2013 at 9:26 am

    Hi Trish, that sure is a hell of a lot of wins :) Jays only got 97 in ’85 angry George Bell and all.

  31. austinmac February 23rd, 2013 at 9:28 am

    Spring training is an extra week or two with the WBC so I expect all non- WBC players to start slowly. That makes for a good chance for the prospects to show their stuff.

  32. randy l. February 23rd, 2013 at 9:28 am

    “I don’t think I want him to know it’s for me either. I am, you know, one who actually has concern about the future.”

    austin mac-

    we might have to go into ys guys breakfast place dressed up as evil empire characters.

    it would probably be a give away though if i wear my “BOYCOTT YANKEES” tshirt.

  33. Shame Spencer February 23rd, 2013 at 9:31 am

    @MarcCarig

    Pedro Feliciano is shut down indefinitely after docs found irregularity in his heartbeat. He will be fitted with a heart monitor for awhile.

  34. Shame Spencer February 23rd, 2013 at 9:36 am

    @Joelsherman1

    Column http://goo.gl/UC321 Pettitte to Rivera looked familiar and fine yest morn, and despite age #Yankees need them as much as ever

  35. pat February 23rd, 2013 at 9:39 am

    jmills

    Perhaps one of these jobs would better suit you then.

    http://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=NY+Yankees&l=

  36. randy l. February 23rd, 2013 at 9:41 am

    the yankees really should be able to stay in the hunt for a playoff spot with their pitching .

    if girardi somehow gets scrappy with the the offensive players he has and gets back in touch with his small ball side like he was in miami, just maybe the yankees could surprise. gardner and ichiro really don’t fit the big hairy monster offense. especially with nunez in the line up with them.

  37. jmills February 23rd, 2013 at 9:41 am

    On the Rivera front, go Darren Oliver! Pettitte and Dickey just have to meet.

  38. jmills February 23rd, 2013 at 9:44 am

    Thanks Pat, I guess I’ll be the culinary supervisor.

  39. Doreen February 23rd, 2013 at 9:51 am

    Randy

    I don’t see as they have any choice about playing a bit differently. Could be very exciting.

    They still have enough power so that if the scruffy players get on base, the HRs could really count for a lot.

  40. randy l. February 23rd, 2013 at 9:58 am

    doreen-

    i do like the ichiro/ jeter collaboration. if we get good ichiro that could be interesting.

    cervelli used to have a knack for some big hits at the right time. nunez could surprise.

    the pitchers will have to be as good as they project though.

    this year is all about over achieving though. some people will have to step up for the yankees to be the team we’re used to seeing.

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