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Spring training Game 2: Yankees vs. Blue Jays

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Feb 24, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (1-0)
Brett Gardner CF
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Robinson Cano 2B
Mark Teixeira 1B
Curtis Granderson LF
Kevin Youkilis 3B
Travis Hafner DH
Eduardo Nunez SS
Chris Stewart C

RHP Adam Warren (7-8, 3.71 in Triple-A last year)
Warren has never faced any of the Blue Jays (at least not in the big leagues)

BLUE JAYS (1-0)
Anthony Gose CF
Emilio Bonifacio 2B
Melky Cabrera LF
Brett Lawrie DH
Luis Jimenez 1B
Henry Blanco C
Ryan Langerhans RF
Andy LaRoche 3B
Lance Zawadzki SS

LHP J.A. Happ (10-11, 4.79 ERA last year)
Happ vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 1:05 p.m., YES Network

WEATHER: Temperatures in the 70s, but with about a 50 percent chance of rain. Been cloudy most of the day.

UMPIRES: HP Vic Carapazza, 1B Marty Foster, 3B David Rackley

WELCOME HOME: Today is the Yankees spring training home opener. It’s the team’s 18th consecutive season at Steinbrenner Field (formerly called Legends Field).

ANOTHER LEFTY: For the second time in two games, the Yankees will face a left-handed starter. Of course, this time they’re using — for the most part – their regular right-handed lineup. Travis Hafner isn’t going to get many starts vs. lefties in the regular season.

FAMILIAR FACE: Former Yankees outfielder Melky Cabrera is back at Steinbrenner Field after spending the past two years with teams that do spring training in Arizona.

WHAT TO WATCH: Yankees starter Adam Warren could be this year’s David Phelps if enough doors open. … This will be our first look at Brett Gardner in center field and Curtis Granderson in left; also worth seeing whether Gardner or Ichiro Suzuki make an early case for the leadoff spot. … It’s the Yankees debut for Kevin Youkilis and Travis Hafner. … Chris Stewart gets his first turn behind the plate in this spring’s catcher competition.

UPDATE, 1:11 p.m.: Quick inning for Warren: Strikeout, ground out, strikeout. He’s through the first inning.

UPDATE, 1:15 p.m.: Pretty good at-bat and a leadoff single for Gardner.

UPDATE, 1:22 p.m.: Looked like Granderson was hit in the right wrist. He’s coming out of the game. Not a great sign.

UPDATE, 1:24 p.m.: Deep fly ball for Youkilis in his first at-bat. Came a few feet away from a grand slam, instead left the bases loaded.

UPDATE, 1:27 p.m.: Passed ball for Stewart.;Cervelli wins the job. I fully expect an official announcement postgame.

UPDATE, 1:32 p.m.: Warren looked pretty sharp in his two innings. He hit a guy, but that was his only base runner. He just ended teh second inning with a runner stranded at second.

UPDATE, 1:36 p.m.: Chris Stewart with a base hit. But of course offense doesn’t matter. Cervelli still clearly in the lead for the everyday job.

UPDATE, 1:39 p.m.: Here’s Eppley to pitch.

UPDATE, 1:48 p.m.: Gose triples to center, well over Gardner’s head, and Bonifacio follows with an RBI single to put the Blue Jays in front 1-0.

UPDATE, 2:05 p.m.: Single for Mustelier, but the innings ends with a line out by Youkilis (he’s hit the ball hard twice today with nothing to show for it).

UPDATE, 2:06 p.m.: Bruised right forearm for Granderson. Sent for precautionary X-rays. That’s all we know for now.

UPDATE, 2:18 p.m.: Leadoff double for Hafner, got to third on a Nunez grounder. Now it’s up to Gardner to drive in the run with two outs here in the fourth.

UPDATE, 2:22 p.m.: Here’s lefty Francisco Rondon. Added to the 40-man this season. Yankees love his arm, just needs to get his command worked out.

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151 Responses to “Spring training Game 2: Yankees vs. Blue Jays”

  1. blake February 24th, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    I’m surprised every spring how happy I am to hear Kay’s voice ….not because it’s him but because it means baseball is back

  2. blake February 24th, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    Go Warren!

  3. blake February 24th, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    Nice start there

  4. yankeefeminista February 24th, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    Listening to Sterling and Suzyn on the way to work = summer baseball! Go Yanks!

  5. yankeefeminista February 24th, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    How’s Warren look?

  6. blake February 24th, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    Melky looked horrible in that AB….early but clearly he’s rusty ….Warren through it right by him twice

  7. RadioKev February 24th, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    Nice inning for Warren.

  8. Stoneburner - The Return of Wax February 24th, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    Warren struck out Melky :)

    I see Corey Black is on the travel roster tomorrow. Now the spokesperson for the lohud comment section has guaranteed Mr. Black will “hardly” pitch this spring – - -interesting – interesting – interesting – - – -

  9. jacksquat February 24th, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    Melky dominated by our #7 starter. :twisted:

  10. blake February 24th, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    Warren looks ok so far….no radar gun on but guys are swinging late….he’s choked a couple of CUs

  11. blake February 24th, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    @JackCurryYES: Adam Warren had strong 1st for Yankees with 2 K’s, one on FB & one on slider. He has lengthened his stride to release ball closer to plate.

    Guys were swinging late for sure

  12. blake February 24th, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    Nice play by Melky to rob Cano

  13. blake February 24th, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    That’s what they need Tex to do most this year….mash lefties

  14. RadioKev February 24th, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    Yesterday Jerkface mentioned Tex looked leaner. I agree.

  15. RadioKev February 24th, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    Granderson is holding his bat differently. He looks more upright, bat further away from his body.

  16. blake February 24th, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    Granderson looks more like pre Long Grandy now…..

    Crap hit on the wrist hope he’s ok

  17. RadioKev February 24th, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    Granderson is coming out after getting hit in the hand. Hope he’s OK. I imagine this is just precautionary.

    And yeah, batters were definitely late on Warren’s fastball. It’s early in spring training. We’ll see.

  18. jacksquat February 24th, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    Mustelier!

  19. RadioKev February 24th, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    I imagine Grandy’s trying to cover the outside part of the plate.

  20. tomingeorgia February 24th, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    Tit for tat.

  21. RadioKev February 24th, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    Warren’s breaking stuff hasn’t been sharp but guys aren’t squaring up his fastball.

  22. tomingeorgia February 24th, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    Mustelier certainly doesn’t look like he’s missed any meals. Want to see him hit.

  23. Jerkface February 24th, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    so Cashman was wrong about Cervelli’s options? Ok, well I’d expect the GM to know stuff like that but whatever :x

    So that makes the catching competition much less interesting. The likely alignment is going to be Cervelli/Stewart. Wilson has the smallest chance as he isn’t on the 40. Romine is probably going back to AAA.

  24. RadioKev February 24th, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    Romine is probably going back to AAA.
    ———

    They’ve said as much.

  25. blake February 24th, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    “So that makes the catching competition much less interesting. The likely alignment is going to be Cervelli/Stewart. Wilson has the smallest chance as he isn’t on the 40. Romine is probably going back to AAA.”

    Yup….except Stewie apparently still is not catching balls.

    Nice play by Nunez

  26. blake February 24th, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    All the Jays bats look slow….maybe it’s warren …maybe it’s just their bats are slow

  27. brianlopez22 February 24th, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    Hey! Romine had a RBI single yesterday.
    I have Romine winning the job!

  28. blake February 24th, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    If nothing else Pronk looks super menacing in the box

  29. tucker February 24th, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    That ball looked like it hit Granderson solidly. Hope he is OK.

  30. blake February 24th, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    brianlopez22 says:
    February 24, 2013 at 1:39 pm
    Hey! Romine had a RBI single yesterday.
    I have Romine winning the job!

    I wish ….I just think they’ll send him down to have depth cause they always do stuff like that

  31. blake February 24th, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    Stewie the hit machine

  32. blake February 24th, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    Posada sitting beside Girardi….that’s strange….they should get Jorge to coach

  33. Stoneburner - The Return of Wax February 24th, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    Posada sitting beside Girardi….that’s strange….

    *****

    It is almost as if most posters were in high school or lower/younger during the dynasty run – - – - -

  34. blake February 24th, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    I could watch Cano do relays all day….he’s the best 2b ever at it

  35. ltl February 24th, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    Looks like Youk should have been on the other side of the bag–might have been a closer play.

  36. tucker February 24th, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    Melky sure doesn’t look as lean as he did last year w/the Giants. Maybe he can get a prescription for Low T.

  37. 4 NYY February 24th, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    If Romine shows as much or more than the others, why not give him the shot ?

    Cervy to back up and play a fair amount of time.

    Great to see Po ! Hope he becomes a fixture !

  38. blake February 24th, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    “If Romine shows as much or more than the others, why not give him the shot ?”

    I hope they do….but I just bet they won’t.

  39. blake February 24th, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    @AdamKilgoreWP: Harper now 3 for 4 on the spring. Smoked a first-pitch up the middle against Sanabia.

    Guy may go ahead and become a beast this year

  40. Against All Odds February 24th, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    4 NYY February 24th, 2013 at 1:51 pm
    If Romine shows as much or more than the others, why not give him the shot ?

    ————————

    Because he has options and they know they can always call him up

  41. Against All Odds February 24th, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    blake February 24th, 2013 at 1:53 pm
    @AdamKilgoreWP: Harper now 3 for 4 on the spring. Smoked a first-pitch up the middle against Sanabia.

    Guy may go ahead and become a beast this year

    —————————-

    I think he will. He definitely has all the tools

  42. Jerkface February 24th, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    If Romine shows as much or more than the others, why not give him the shot ?

    Because if you give him a shot it means losing one of Stewart/Cervelli forever, and while I would not be sad to see Stewie go I don’t think the Yankees will toss him or cervelli out like that so easily when it is not necessary.

  43. tucker February 24th, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    Who has the better career:Trout or Harper. Despite the first year, my money is on Harper, and hopefully he will be in pinstripes at some point.

  44. 4 NYY February 24th, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    I hope “Musty” does well enough to make the team. I just think he can help off the bench and as a part time starter.

  45. blake February 24th, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    tucker says:
    February 24, 2013 at 1:59 pm
    Who has the better career:Trout or Harper. Despite the first year, my money is on Harper, and hopefully he will be in pinstripes at some point.

    Such a tough call…I’ll go with Trout because I think he does more things better overall and because I do think Harper still has some development to do at the plate…..and because Trout has done it at that elite level already ….Harper does have maybe more pure you are though cause of the power

  46. Jerkface February 24th, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    Haha that might be one of the best timed anecdote/outcomes ever displayed in a baseball game. Mustelier hits the ball fierce, with a unique sound, and its a rocket for a hit.

  47. blake February 24th, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    Nice piece there by mustillier…..why not give that dude a shot at the RH outfielder job? Too young ?

  48. tucker February 24th, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    Mustelier has so much more upside than the washout duo of Rivera/Diaz. It really will be a shame if he does not make the roster.

  49. Shame Spencer February 24th, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    Guys, I just got done with a pizza making class and found a way back to a tv – only the 3rd inning. Great stuff.

    (Except I somehow timed it perfectly to come in to see a Youk AB.)

  50. tomingeorgia February 24th, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    Mustelier rifled that one.

  51. 4 NYY February 24th, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    I want the best player kept regardless of options when it come to “Stewie.” He has hardly been impressive as a Yank.

  52. Shame Spencer February 24th, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    55 is Mustellier?

  53. blake February 24th, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    Youk has hit it hard twice

  54. tomingeorgia February 24th, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    So did Euk.

  55. Jerkface February 24th, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    Such a tough call…I’ll go with Trout because I think he does more things better overall and because I do think Harper still has some development to do at the plate…..and because Trout has done it at that elite level already ….Harper does have maybe more pure you are though cause of the power

    I don’t wanna pick between either of them, but Harper’s age 19 season > trout’s age 19 season. He also had nearly a third of the total PA as trout had in the minors.

    Harper is a scary talent. For the fun of the sport I hope both guys are just .900 OPS monsters going forward. Then they can find themselves in the same Yankee outfield :)

  56. RadioKev February 24th, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    Youk’s made pretty good contact today.

  57. Yankee Trader February 24th, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    I know it’s early, but I would hope Mustelier gets a chance to go north with the team if he continues to hit like that.

  58. blake February 24th, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    “I don’t wanna pick between either of them, but Harper’s age 19 season > trout’s age 19 season. He also had nearly a third of the total PA as trout had in the minors.”

    Sure but Trout was basically the best player on the game at 20….Harper hasn’t done that yet…..and also Trout has less holes and is a more complete player currently…..Harper may have more pure upside…. But Trout is already there…..so if I were picking between them Id have to take the guy that’s already at or near his ceiling. They are both awesome though of course

  59. blake February 24th, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    Hopefully thy at least give mustieler a chance to beat out the washed up guys

  60. blake February 24th, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    @DanBarbarisi: Granderson has a bruised right forearm, sent to Doc for precautionary X-Rays.

  61. Yankee Trader February 24th, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    I see where Russell Martin has withdrawn from the WBC is that because he was going to have to play shortstop?

  62. Shame Spencer February 24th, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    How did Warren look this afternoon? He wasn’t in long, huh?

    Who comes first in the pecking order if we need to go to a 7th starter: Warren or Marshall?

  63. Nick in SF February 24th, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    “For the fun of the sport I hope both guys are just .900 OPS monsters going forward. Then they can find themselves in the same Yankee outfield.”

    This will probably happen a) after Hank deposes his brother and b) after both players turn 35.

  64. blake February 24th, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    “Who comes first in the pecking order if we need to go to a 7th starter: Warren or Marshall?”

    Probably whoever is pitching better at the time….Warren looked ok….hitters seemed late on his fastball but the Offspeed stuff was so so….which is normal this early

  65. Yankee Trader February 24th, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    Shame
    Warren got two punchouts vs lefties on fastballs perfectly placed on outside corner.
    Looked good with good control

  66. Jerkface February 24th, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    This will probably happen a) after Hank deposes his brother and b) after both players turn 35.

    :(

  67. blake February 24th, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    Nice swing by Hafner…..if he can only stay healthy

  68. Shame Spencer February 24th, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    Thanks guys.. I hope a couple of the AAA guys get a shot. Even if they have no place on the team going forward it’d be nice to have some MLB tested trade chips.

  69. blake February 24th, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    Put Sanchez in

  70. Shame Spencer February 24th, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    Hafner might be this year’s Ibanez in terms of the weirdness of his face.

  71. Against All Odds February 24th, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    tucker February 24th, 2013 at 1:59 pm
    Who has the better career:Trout or Harper. Despite the first year, my money is on Harper, and hopefully he will be in pinstripes at some point.

    ———————-

    I would probably go with Harper too but these guys are going to be so good for so long it’s going to be scary.

  72. Shame Spencer February 24th, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    Who gets caught for PED first: Trout or Harper?

    :twisted:

  73. Yankee Trader February 24th, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    Cecil grew up a Yankee fan.

  74. blake February 24th, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    @FeinsandNYDN: According to Cashman, the reports on Zoilo Almonte have the Yankees very excited: http://t.co/dy62Yj3n5i

  75. tucker February 24th, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    Shame, between Hafner and Youk, I don’t expect GQ calling this year’s team anytime soon.

  76. blake February 24th, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    Shame Spencer says:
    February 24, 2013 at 2:19 pm
    Who gets caught for PED first: Trout or Harper?

    Not Xander Bogarts

  77. blake February 24th, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    @ESPNNYYankees: @TarYank6 the one the Yankees are really high on is Zoological Almonte

    Lol…autocorrect

  78. Against All Odds February 24th, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    Shame Spencer February 24th, 2013 at 2:19 pm
    Who gets caught for PED first: Trout or Harper?

    ———————————-

    Trout but ppl will finger Harper first and say he’s being doing it since he was a teen

  79. Tar February 24th, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    “Who gets caught for PED first: Trout or Harper?”

    Who cares… it’s all Alex’s fault anyway.

    Zoological :D

  80. blake February 24th, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    I really want zoological Almonte to make the team

  81. Jerkface February 24th, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    The amount of wasted space in these split screens is horrific.

  82. blake February 24th, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    I don’t know why we need to see Girardi talk

  83. blake February 24th, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    Laser

  84. Yankee Trader February 24th, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    Micheal-

    Cano could not only go down as the best Yankee second baseman in history but the best second baseman of all time

  85. blake February 24th, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    “Cano could not only go down as the best Yankee second baseman in history but the best second baseman of all time”

    A ways to go for that but it’s possible

  86. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 24th, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    Just came in. Caught from the second inning on in my car.

    Want to see how it feels to see the Yankees new 3B in pinstripes…

    I did hear he almost hit a granny in the first inning.

    GO YANKEES!!!

  87. Jerkface February 24th, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    Interesting that the Yankees are putting Adonis Garcia in CF, since his reputation is as a below average fielder on the corners.

  88. blake February 24th, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    “Want to see how it feels to see the Yankees new 3B in pinstripes…”

    Strange…..makes me sick a little…. But he’s hit the ball hard twice and if he keeps doing that then I’ll live

  89. PhiltheThrill February 24th, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    They typically play OF’s they don’t know interchangeably in these ST games, and sometime when they’re called up.

  90. Yankee Trader February 24th, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    Blake

    Who would be your best second baseman in the last 20 years?
    Robert Alomar?

  91. tucker February 24th, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    Trout does have a more compact swing, and he also has better protection in his lineup. I think he’ll be the higher average guy while Harper will be a 40 HR guy with great gap power. Can’t go wrong with either player.

  92. Yankee Trader February 24th, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    Roberto Alomar

  93. blake February 24th, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    Yankee Trader says:
    February 24, 2013 at 2:47 pm
    Blake

    Who would be your best second baseman in the last 20 years?
    Robert Alomar?

    Yes… No contest

  94. blake February 24th, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    Youk hit it hard every time.

    Culver put a charge into a fly ball to LF

  95. coney1 February 24th, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    Gary Sanchez looks like a young A-Rod at the plate

  96. blake February 24th, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    @mlbbowman: Heyward takes Mark Melancon deep over the CF wall for his first homer. Heyward, the Uptons and Francisco put on a show in BP today.

  97. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 24th, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    “Strange…..makes me sick a little…. But he’s hit the ball hard twice and if he keeps doing that then I’ll live”

    I believe I will proably have that same ambivalence. I actually get a visceral reaction when I think about it.

  98. blake February 24th, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    This cat throws kinda hard

  99. blake February 24th, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    Bobby Wilson says don’t forget me in this battle of mediocrity

  100. tucker February 24th, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    Girardi is salivating over the prospect of rotating Stewie and Bobby Wilson.

  101. Yankee Trader February 24th, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    42 home runs in a single season by a second baseman.
    which two players Share that record?

  102. Yankee Trader February 24th, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    Crap!

  103. Jerkface February 24th, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    Holy butts Grandy out 10 weeks.

  104. blake February 24th, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    @JackCurryYES: Granderson has a fracrured right forearm. Estimated that he will be major league ready in 10 weeks.

    Crapola

  105. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 24th, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    O…..M…..G

    :(

  106. blake February 24th, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    Paging Alfonso

  107. tomingeorgia February 24th, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    Hello, Ronnier.

  108. tucker February 24th, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    Granderson out for 10 weeks. Not good … Yanks need payback when Bautista, etc. get in there.

  109. blake February 24th, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    This is one reason spring training sucks….I love a lot about it but its pretty much the worst when somebody gets hurt

  110. NYY_Girl_Penny February 24th, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    just have a feeling this is going to be a terrible year for NYY. Day 2 and it starts.

  111. blake February 24th, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    Maybe Zoological Almonte will get a shot

  112. tucker February 24th, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    Feel terrible for Grandy. Contract year and a great guy. Even if the Yanks do not retain him, I’d like to see him have a good year so he gets paid.

  113. RadioKev February 24th, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    I think Gardner is going to be our starting CF.

  114. blake February 24th, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    @mikeaxisa: At least they have Chris Dicker … wait.

  115. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 24th, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    Okay, so we have Juan Rivera. He isn’t exactly chopped liver. I don’t know enough about Dias.

  116. Yankee Trader February 24th, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    Now there is no question who plays centerfield.
    Ichiro back to left?

  117. blake February 24th, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    Get on the horn with Theo Cash

  118. blake February 24th, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue says:
    February 24, 2013 at 3:07 pm
    Okay, so we have Juan Rivera. He isn’t exactly chopped liver. I don’t know enough about Dias.

    He’s more like chopped liver that has sat out 5 days

  119. 4 NYY February 24th, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    It sure looked like too solid of a hit on the arm. I was afraid of this. DAMN !

    And Hughes out until ? Who knows for sure !

  120. Jerkface February 24th, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    Okay, so we have Juan Rivera. He isn’t exactly chopped liver.

    He looks like he has eaten a lot of chopped liver :)

    Rivera & Diaz as starters are not good. This is the problem with Cashman’s offseason. They spent most of their money patching the A-rod hole and retaining the expensive starters that they are very susceptible to a major injury and lo and behold we get one in spring.

    I hope they ditch Rivera & Diaz and go with someone like almonte or mustelier.

  121. blake February 24th, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    Almonte, Mustier…,or trade for Soriano.

    Rivera and Diaz aren’t every day players

  122. RadioKev February 24th, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    They’re interviewing Curtis right now. Man, how many players would do that?

  123. blake February 24th, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    Stupid JA Happ….I hate when sucky pitchers hurt players because they suck

  124. brianlopez22 February 24th, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    Rivera and Diaz are not real options. Get the kids ready: Slade, Ronny, Zoilo, Melky Mesa… LET’S GO! Make your statement!

  125. Tar February 24th, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    “Rivera and Diaz aren’t every day players”

    Ibanez says hello

  126. Shame Spencer February 24th, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    Please god let Mesa or Almonte get a shot over Diaz/Rivera.

    Awful news for Grandy.

  127. Jerkface February 24th, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    They’re interviewing Curtis right now. Man, how many players would do that?

    Grandy is one of my favorite people, he is a really nice guy as it seems from when he signs in spring training and in his interviews. I would have loved to have him on the team from his major league debut to this free agency, instead of only getting him in that intervening 4 years.

    Sucks.

  128. Jerkface February 24th, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    Ibanez says hello

    Ibanez wasn’t an every day player either ?

  129. 4 NYY February 24th, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    Musty and or Almonte.

  130. blake February 24th, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    “Ibanez says hello”

    Hello Raul….how are you…..none of you are very day players ;)

  131. Yankee Trader February 24th, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    Don’t the Cleveland Indians have one too many Outfielders?
    Drew Stubbs?

  132. blake February 24th, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    Signing a real outfielder this winter woukd have been cool

  133. Against All Odds February 24th, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    blake February 24th, 2013 at 3:07 pm
    Get on the horn with Theo Cash

    ——————–

    Screw it Heathcott get your crazy a** up here

  134. NYY_Girl_Penny February 24th, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    That’s what happens when your front office is cheap and bargain shopping all off-season, you lose one player and it completely changes the team.. what’s even more scary is there are still a lot of question marks..

    Worst then the team is the teams executives.. just wish they’d get their act together.

    last note, was somewhat surprised Yuke didn’t get his usual #20, Jorge is probably happy bout that.

  135. blake February 24th, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    “Screw it Heathcott get your crazy a** up here”

    Of course that woukd be cool….but they won’t do that

  136. NYY_Girl_Penny February 24th, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    Tex completely fooled by the off-speed , I know its ST but thought that shows a lot of what to expect from him this year..

  137. blake February 24th, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    @AndrewMarchand: Heathcott’s injuries have slowed his readiness. But scout said he was best player in AZ Fall Lge.

  138. NYY_Girl_Penny February 24th, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    why am i not surprised that the yankees haven’t scored in this game ? this team is designed to not score, thats why.

  139. blake February 24th, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    I guess they could stick Nunez in LF and pray

  140. NYY_Girl_Penny February 24th, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    blake February 24th, 2013 at 3:29 pm
    I guess they could stick Nunez in LF and pray

    Yankees coulda has A. Soriano but didn’t wanna give up a nobody prospect. Might they change their minds now ?

  141. blake February 24th, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    “Yankees coulda has A. Soriano but didn’t wanna give up a nobody prospect. Might they change their minds now ?”

    Theo wants more than a nobody prospect….. That’s the problem

  142. blake February 24th, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    @jonmorosi: Of Yankees’ 8 leading HR hitters last year, now only two – Cano and Teixeira – projected to be on Opening Day roster.

  143. Against All Odds February 24th, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    last note, was somewhat surprised Yuke didn’t get his usual #20, Jorge is probably happy bout that.

    ———————————

    Surprised?? Why?? When he didn’t ask for it. SMH

  144. Yankee Trader February 24th, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    Let’s say Yankees trade for Soriano.
    Where would you play him in YS?
    Rf?

  145. blake February 24th, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    Yankee Trader says:
    February 24, 2013 at 3:38 pm
    Let’s say Yankees trade for Soriano.
    Where would you play him in YS?
    Rf?

    Yea…. Move Ichiro to LF

  146. Yankee Trader February 24th, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    Blake

    Are the other 6-
    Grandy
    Swisher
    Martin
    Ibanez
    ARod
    ? Jones

  147. blake February 24th, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    “Are the other 6-
    Grandy
    Swisher
    Martin
    Ibanez
    ARod
    ? Jones”

    Jones or Chavy I guess

  148. Against All Odds February 24th, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    NYY_Girl_Penny February 24th, 2013 at 3:29 pm
    why am i not surprised that the yankees haven’t scored in this game ? this team is designed to not score, thats why.

    ————————–

    Yes they must burn for not scoring in the 2nd ST game

  149. blake February 24th, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    @BenBadler: Anything hit his way in the outfield is an adventure, but Adonis Garcia keeps surprising people at the plate. Just has a knack for hitting.

  150. NYY_Girl_Penny February 24th, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    Against All Odds February 24th, 2013 at 3:44 pm
    NYY_Girl_Penny February 24th, 2013 at 3:29 pm
    why am i not surprised that the yankees haven’t scored in this game ? this team is designed to not score, thats why.

    ————————–

    Yes they must burn for not scoring in the 2nd ST game

    —–

    it’s a sign of what’s to come this year.. this team is mediocre at best. in case you forgot, yup I am an intuit and I own a time machine. thank me for giving clowns like you a heads up. wanna play fetch now ?

  151. NYY_Girl_Penny February 24th, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    2013 Yankees are about as exciting as Family Feud after Richard Dawson, or with him for that matter. LOL!

    Surveyyyyy____ Says !! “Yankees are a joke!” dun dun da, dunna dun dunt dah..

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