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Mesa in left with Granderson out

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Feb 25, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Brett Gardner CF
Jayson Nix 2B
Matt Diaz DH
Juan Rivera RF
Francisco Cervelli C
Melky Mesa LF
Dan Johnson 3B
Gil Velazquez SS
Kyle Roller 1B

LHP Vidal Nuno

 
 

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48 Responses to “Mesa in left with Granderson out”

  1. pat February 25th, 2013 at 8:36 am

    You need a pretty good imagination to find 4 regulars in that line-up.

  2. MTU February 25th, 2013 at 8:38 am

    Gore Vidal’s cousin pitching today.

    Hope he’s as stylish.

    Melky can field but can he hit enough ?

    Time for another Melky ?

    :)

  3. Yankee Trader February 25th, 2013 at 8:39 am

    Yankees at Orioles 1:05 and on MLB.TV.

  4. Yankee Trader February 25th, 2013 at 8:43 am

    Chad-

    Yankee Trader February 25th, 2013 at 8:29 am
    Does anyone know the extent of Granderson’s forearm fracture? Did the radius and ulna both fracture?

    If he needs any surgical treatment, plates and screws, then I think 10 weeks is premature.

    From the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons:

    “Because of the strong force required to break the radius or ulna in the middle of the bone, it is more common for adults to break both bones during a forearm injury. When only one bone in the forearm is broken, it is typically the ulna — usually as a result of a direct blow to the outside of your arm when you have it raised in self defense.”

    “Bones have a remarkable capacity to heal. Forearm bones typically take 3 to 6 months to fully heal. The more severe your injury, however, the longer your recovery may be.”

    Rehabilitation
    “Nonsurgical treatment. Rehabilitation typically begins after a few weeks of keeping the arm still by using a cast or brace. In many cases, a physical therapist will help with rehabilitation, beginning with gentle exercises to increase range of motion, and gradually adding exercises to strengthen the arm.”

    “Surgical treatment. Depending on the complexity of the fracture and the stability of the repair, a cast or brace may be necessary for 2 to 6 weeks after surgery. Motion exercises for the forearm, elbow, and wrist usually begin shortly after surgery. This early motion is important to prevent stiffness. Your doctor may also prescribe visits to a physical or occupational therapist, depending on how long your arm was immobilized.”

    http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00584

  5. Yankee Trader February 25th, 2013 at 8:49 am

    Here are Vidal Nuno’s 2012 Trenton stats, and winter league:

    http://www.milb.com/milb/stats.....pid=573064

  6. austinmac February 25th, 2013 at 8:54 am

    YT,

    I doubt both forearm bones were broken as I don’t think there was enough trauma for that.

  7. Yankee Trader February 25th, 2013 at 8:58 am

    Austinmac-
    Let’s hope then that it was a midarm fx of the ulna, and not the radius and nowhere near the wrist. If he needs surgery, I still think 10 weeks is premature.

  8. MTU February 25th, 2013 at 8:59 am

    YT-

    Vidal Nuno-Sassoon has style.

    ;)

  9. Shame Spencer February 25th, 2013 at 9:01 am

    Morning all.. if anyone is listening to the game later, feel free to keep us updated :D

  10. Brian February 25th, 2013 at 9:20 am

    Isn’t Mesa playing in the WBC? I thought I had read that a while ago.

    If he is, if I were him I’d be on the phone with my agent telling him to get me out since he has a real shot at making the team now, and of playing regularly to boot.

  11. Bronx Jeers February 25th, 2013 at 9:23 am

    Is the game being broadcast by Sterling and Waldman? If so, awesome.

    And in honor of Grandersons chipped ulna, let the skyfall.

    http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v.....LpshIRguiI

  12. Yankee Trader February 25th, 2013 at 9:23 am

    If you have time, you will all enjoy this article on the Yankee- Kansas City Connection, especially GB7, who’s wonderful and painted insight, I miss.

    The Kansas City connection
    February 25, 2013 by William Tasker .

    “After a lifetime of reading about and watching the New York Yankees, there is a story that happened in the past that has floated by my consciousness from time to time. I often wondered about this story. As it goes with writers, the story floated by my consciousness one too many times and I had to find out what it was all about. The story goes that for a time, the Kansas City Athletics, a major league club, became a minor league team for the Yankees and funneled its best players to the Yankees thus allowing the Yankees to continue its dynasty.”

    http://itsaboutthemoney.net/ar.....onnection/

  13. Shame Spencer February 25th, 2013 at 9:26 am

    @injuryexpert

    Could $25 bucks have saved the Yankees 10 weeks of Granderson? Maybe. http://www.evoshield.com/Baseb.....p/a150.htm

  14. Chip February 25th, 2013 at 9:28 am

    Brian -

    Players leave for the WBC in a few days.

  15. yankeefeminista February 25th, 2013 at 9:29 am

    Trader, Zoilo had a .905 OPS vs. RHP with Trenton last season. The left side is his power side. ISO .242. He seems to also improve his hitting vs. LHP the longer he stays at a level. But with Trenton in 2012 he had only a .625 OPS vs. lefties. He’s also aggressive at the plate, and doesn’t walk much: vs. RHP: K 23.6%, BB 6.4%.

  16. Chip February 25th, 2013 at 9:36 am

    I like the comments on the previous thread by Hendry and Cashman about Almonte. The Granderson injury and Mesa going to play in the WBC mean he will get a lot of playing time to try and prove to Girardi/Cashman that he’s the guy they should turn to right now.

    He’s on the 40 which works to his advantage.

  17. Yankee Trader February 25th, 2013 at 9:37 am

    YF-

    Thanks for the info on Almonte. We were talking earlier about going with the Baby Bombers vs trading some of them for two years of Alfonso Soriano.

    Unless the Yankees can trade for a young proven outfielder who can actually play defense, I’m all in for a platoon of Almonte and Mustelier.

    Again, until someone has more info on the extent of Granderson’s fx, I’m not convinced 10 weeks and a return thereafter is in the cards.

  18. Brian February 25th, 2013 at 9:39 am

    Chip -

    Right, and I think he’s playing in it. But what timing, with this opening in the outfield, him being on the 40 man already.

    Seems he w/b better served staying in camp.

  19. Bronx Jeers February 25th, 2013 at 9:39 am

    Not sure if anyone brought this up yesterday but Granderson’s capable of disappearing for a month even without a broken arm.

  20. Yankee Trader February 25th, 2013 at 9:41 am

    Shame-

    Might have helped Granderson. Is the team going to also encourage Gardner to slide feet first?

  21. Tackelberry February 25th, 2013 at 9:42 am

    If there is a trade, it won’t be until later in ST, until ther Yanks have had a good look at all the in-house candidates that could fill in for Granderson til he returns. NO reason to panic this early and make a dumb move like George would have done. Especially now when teams can smell blood in the water and try to rob us.

  22. Rich in NJ February 25th, 2013 at 9:44 am

    YT knows more than most of us, and many sports teams (understandably) lie about injuries, so that bears watching. As I said, they should consider Nunez.

  23. blake February 25th, 2013 at 9:44 am

    Here is hoping they give Zoological Almonte a chance if Theo won’t be reasonable

  24. Yankee Trader February 25th, 2013 at 9:46 am

    Bronx-

    It’s an away game vs the Orioles at 1:05. Probably will hear Baltimore announcers on MLB.TV.

    Enjoyed the Oscars last night. Glad Adele won. Seth McFarland did a good job.

  25. yankeefeminista February 25th, 2013 at 9:49 am

    YT, I am against dealing for Soriano. I doubt Theo will let him come cheap in spite of the salary dump and I’d rather go with the young’uns. Zoilo could stand a little more work in the minors, but I wouldn’t mind seeing what he can do in a short stint with Grandy out. Although I wouldn’t like seeing him not getting any righty AB’s for too long a stretch; he’s a switchy, and I think his splits, although he will always be superior from the left side, will become less pronounced the more he works on that RH swing. Zoilo would obviously have to play in RF, Ichiro in left.

  26. yankeefeminista February 25th, 2013 at 9:50 am

    Orioles
    Nolan Reimold LF
    Brian Roberts 2B
    Nick Markakis DH
    Adam Jones CF
    Matt Wieters C
    J.J. Hardy SS
    Chris Davis 1B
    Conor Jackson RF
    Manny Machado 3B
    Brian Matusz LHP

  27. Tackelberry February 25th, 2013 at 9:51 am

    Surprised nobody has chastised Cashman yet for trading away Abe Almonte

  28. IowaDad February 25th, 2013 at 9:52 am

    I have been gone a long time. Did I hear that GB7 is not posting anymore? Is his health bad again? Or did Nurse Karloff finally nab him?

  29. Rich in NJ February 25th, 2013 at 9:53 am

    I would not give up a real prospect of any note for Soriano, and jf would have to be right that his contract would have literally 0 impact on 2014.

  30. blake February 25th, 2013 at 9:54 am

    YF,

    Id need to know the price before I could say whether I’m for or against Soriano…. I do think he would help them even when Grandy comes back though

  31. Rich in NJ February 25th, 2013 at 9:54 am

    Surprised nobody has chastised Cashman yet for trading away Abe Almonte
    -

    Why focus on nonsense when there are real criticisms that actually matter?

  32. Yankee Trader February 25th, 2013 at 9:55 am

    YT knows more than most of us, and many sports teams (understandably) lie about injuries, so that bears watching. As I said, they should consider Nunez.
    —————————–

    Rich-

    I do not know more than anyone here. I just happened to stay at a Holiday In Express last night. :)

    BTW- Did you ever see my post about how the shift, per a group called Baseball Info Solutions, takes roughly 20 points off the batting averages of players that face them most often? At the time of the USA Today Baseball Weekly article, dated July 25th thru 31st Granderson had one hit from 23 ground balls against the shift, compared with 15 for 64 on grounders without the shift.

  33. Shame Spencer February 25th, 2013 at 10:01 am

    @YankeesPR

    Mariano on the mound pic.twitter.com/hAA33UxAlc

    Great response:

    @mcmfoto

    @YankeesPR Uh….you’re the PR dept and that’s the best photo you can get? I can’t even tell if that’s Mariano!

  34. Rich in NJ February 25th, 2013 at 10:02 am

    YT

    NTTAWWT

    No, I missed that. That is interesting, but there might be a restriction of range issue because the players that are hurt most by a shift are disproportionately hurt relative to the overall population of MLB players?

  35. Yankee Trader February 25th, 2013 at 10:04 am

    Blake-

    I say go with what they have in the system. Soriano is a DH, and I’d rather that the right handed DH be some combination of Jeter or Youkilis when Nunez and Nix are in the field, and Nunez when he’s not at SS.

  36. IowaDad February 25th, 2013 at 10:07 am

    Sorry to repeat this: I have been gone a long time. Did I hear that GB7 is not posting anymore? Is his health bad again? Or did Nurse Karloff finally nab him?

  37. Chip February 25th, 2013 at 10:12 am

    Brian February 25th, 2013 at 9:39 am

    Chip -

    Right, and I think he’s playing in it. But what timing, with this opening in the outfield, him being on the 40 man already.

    Seems he w/b better served staying in camp.
    —————-
    I don’t disagree.

  38. austinmac February 25th, 2013 at 10:13 am

    IowaDad,

    GB passed away. He will be complaining about the nurses and we posters at a higher level.

  39. Chip February 25th, 2013 at 10:14 am

    From Bombers Beat:

    Joe Girardi said that the Yankees are “not looking for a long term solution” to replace Curtis Granderson, who is expected to miss the first month of the season. Girardi seemed to lean toward veterans Matt Diaz and Juan Rivera, and noted that Melky Mesa is the best defensive option in camp to take over for Granderson, while switch-hitter Zoilo Almonte seems to figure into the Yanks’ future plans.

    If he really is leaning towards Rivera or Diaz it wouldn’t surprise me – it would disappoint me, but not surprise me. What will annoy me is if they have to remove someone potentially useful from the 40 man roster to get either of those geezers on it.

  40. Yankee Trader February 25th, 2013 at 10:15 am

    Rich

    NTTAWWT :)

    Wrong is my middle name!

  41. IowaDad February 25th, 2013 at 10:16 am

    Austinmac: VERY sorry to hear that. He loved the Yankees and seemed to love life. and an American hero on top of it all. Thanks for the info :(

  42. MTU February 25th, 2013 at 10:16 am

    Iowa Dad-

    Sorry to be the one to tell you but GB passed away a while back.

  43. austinmac February 25th, 2013 at 10:18 am

    Soriano is not likely, in my opinion, to duplicate last year. He has had some quite poor years too, and I bet that’s the Soriano we would get. Plus, they would demand far more than I think he is worth.

    Cashman has said he will build the system and it is better than we understand. Now, is the time to prove it. No more old guys. We already have the oldest team is baseball. Let’s not add to that.

    Even if the young guys fail in April, I would still prefer that route to Soriano.

  44. Chip February 25th, 2013 at 10:20 am

    Mac -

    Not only do I agree with you about Soriano, I don’t know why Soriano would accept a trade to come to the Yankees where he would play regularly for a month and then assume the Andruw Jones role on the bench.

  45. austinmac February 25th, 2013 at 10:20 am

    IowaDad,

    GB is missed. He was a hero to many of us, and pretty darn funny as well. He knew his Yankees and his baseball. I think of him, who I obviously never met, often.

  46. Yankee Trader February 25th, 2013 at 10:21 am

    New Post———->

  47. blake February 25th, 2013 at 10:22 am

    Cashman has said they have Zolio graded as an every day RFer in the big leagues…..lets see it if that’s so.

  48. austinmac February 25th, 2013 at 10:22 am

    Chip,

    Soriano said he would consider what was good for him and his family in deciding whether to accept a trade. I agree the Yankees would result in him being a part time player for most of the year. He can’t want that.

    I think Almonte is our best hope, at least against right handers.


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