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Spring training Game 3: Yankees at Orioles

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

YANKEES (1-1)
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 (10-6, 2.54 ERA in High-A and Double-A last year)
This is Nuno’s first ever appearance in big league camp

ORIOLES (2-0)
Nolan Reimold LF
Brian Roberts 2B
Nick Markaskis DH
Adam Jones CF
Matt Wieters C
J.J. Hardy SS
Chris Davis 1B
Conor Jackson RF
Manny Machado 3B

LHP Brian Matusz (6-10, 4.87 ERA in 2012)
Matusz vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 1:05 p.m., not on TV or Radio

WEATHER: Temperatures in the high 70s and low 80s. Cloudy but not much chance of rain.

UMPIRES: HP Basner, 1B T. Welke, 2B Bell, 3B B. Welke

ORIOLES PEN: Baltimore is scheduled to throw RHP Tommy Hunter, LHP Mark Hendrickson, RHP Dan McCutchen and RHP Pedro Strop. McCutchen is a former Yankees prospect who went to Pittsburgh in the Nady/Marte trade. Top Orioles prospect RHP Dylan Bundy is scheduled to pitch tomorrow. Would have been nice to see him.

ANOTHER LEFTY: Three spring games, so far the Yankees have seen all left-handed starters. The streak should end tomorrow with Philles starter Kyle Kendrick, who’s a right-hander.

FAMILIAR FACES: Not sure whether they’re scheduled to play today, but the Orioles do have 3B Wilson Betemit, OF/1B Steve Pearce, OF Chris Dickerson and OF/3B Russ Canzler in camp. Funny how Dickerson might have had a shot at a regular gig with the Yankees now that Curtis Granderson is hurt. 

WHAT TO WATCH: Yankees starter Vidal Nuno is a soft-tossing left-hander who could be a spot starter or reliever with a strong year in Triple-A. He put up terrific numbers in Double-A and in winter ball last year. … This is Francisco Cervelli’s second start in the catching competition. … Now that Granderson is out, it will be worth watching Matt Diaz, Juan Rivera, Melky Mesa and Zoilo Almonte (who’s scheduled to play off the bench). One of those could be a Yankees starter on Opening Day.

UPDATE, 1:08 p.m.: Gardner with a leadoff single to start the game. Had to dive head-first to avoid a tag from the pitcher. He’s fine, but not sure that’s a bit of worth-it hustle in spring training.

UPDATE, 1:11 p.m.: Nix follows with a single to right and it’s two on with none out for Diaz.

UPDATE, 1:13 p.m.: There’s Diaz’s second double play of the spring. Hit into a 5-4-3 and now Rivera is up with two outs and Gardner at third.

UPDATE, 1:15 p.m.: Rivera goes down swinging. Worth noting that both Diaz and Rivera were facing a left-hander. Can’t make too much of one at-bat, but in spring training, how many vLHP at-bats are they going to get? Not many. Scoreless after a half inning and here’s Nuno on the mound for the Yankees.

UPDATE, 1:19 p.m.: Nuno got a quick out, then he allowed a sharp double by Brian Roberts, who hit the ball into the left field corner. One out and a runner at second.

UPDATE, 1:21 p.m.: Now a balk by Nuno.

UPDATE, 1:23 p.m.: Two-out RBI double to left center by Adam Jones. It’s 1-0 Orioles.

UPDATE, 1:25 p.m.: Nuno’s second strikeout of the innings gets him out of the first. I have a pretty bad view of home plate from my spot in the press box, but it looked like a curveball that Wieters wasn’t ready for.

UPDATE, 1:30 p.m.: Cervelli grounds to third, Mesa pops to second. It’s quickly two outs in the top of the second. Here’s Dan Johnson.

UPDATE, 1:32 p.m.: Johnson breaks his bat and is out to end the inning.

UPDATE, 1:36 p.m.: Keeps getting worse for Johnson. He just made an error at third base to let the leadoff man reach in the bottom of the second. Johnson needs to prove himself as a viable third base option if he wants a reasonable chance to make this team.

UPDATE, 1:40 p.m.: Three straight strikeouts for Nuno, all of them called strike three. He’s struck out five in two innings, and that’s against more or less a regular O’s lineup.

UPDATE, 1:44 p.m.: Leadoff single by Gil Velazquez here in the third, gives the Yankees a look at big Kyle Roller, who showed some pop in Tampa last year.

UPDATE, 1:46 p.m.: Well, Roller struck out. The Yankees best chance to regain the lead might be Gardner hitting an inside-the-park homer right now.

UPDATE, 1:48 p.m.: Absolultely beautiful bunt single by Gardner. Seriously, couldn’t possibly do it any better. Travis Hafner might have beaten the throw to first. Two on with one out for Nix.

UPDATE, 1:50 p.m.: Nix very nearly had a two-run double down the left-field line. Fell just foul.

UPDATE, 1:55 p.m.: Runners stranded and here’s Mitchell.

UPDATE, 1:59 p.m.: Double by Roberts, single by Markakis, and now it’s 2-0 Orioles.

UPDATE, 2:00 p.m.: Johnson made an error earlier in the game, but he just made a pretty nice play charging a slow bouncing ball from Jones. Got him out by a half step, if that. Two outs, runner at second for Wieters.

UPDATE, 2:02 p.m.: Routine running catch by Mesa ends the third, still 2-0 O’s.

UPDATE, 2:09 p.m.: Well, Mesa took a two-out walk, but he went nowhere and it’s now the middle of the fourth, still a 2-0 Orioles lead.

UPDATE, 2:22 p.m.: Couple of walks by Corey Black, then a two-out, two-run double by Nate McLouth. It’s now a 4-0 game. McLouth clobbered a ball to left center. Gardner seemed to get a good jump on it and still had no shot.

UPDATE, 2:31 p.m.: That’s Gardner’s third hit of the day. With one more hit, he’ll have half as many hits this spring as he had all of last season.

UPDATE, 2:33 p.m.: And there’s a single by Nix. The Yankees have six hits, five of them by the top two hitters in the lineup. Velazquez has the other.

UPDATE, 2:51 p.m.: The subs are in for the Yankees, including that prospect-heavy outfield of Flores, Heathcott and Austin. Ryan Pope is on the mound. This is also our first spring look at Greg Bird at first base.

UPDATE, 2:54 p.m.: Robinson singled and stole second to start the bottom of the sixth. Romine made a pretty good throw to the bag, but the jump was way too good.

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117 Responses to “Spring training Game 3: Yankees at Orioles”

  1. Shame Spencer February 25th, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    Funny how Dickerson might have had a shot at a regular gig with the Yankees now that Curtis Granderson is hurt.

    ———————

    Yeah, it’s hysterical. :|

  2. Tackelberry February 25th, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    Nice to see Brian Roberts back playing. Poor guy has been through hell these last 2 years

  3. Jerkface February 25th, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    Gardner why are you diving into first?

  4. jacksquat February 25th, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    ffs diving into 1B in february…

  5. yankeefeminista February 25th, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    Ugh, nice hit, but stop that headfirst diving, Gardy.

  6. Tackelberry February 25th, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    Thats the way he plays. Can’t help himself, though it is scary

  7. Shame Spencer February 25th, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    He dove into first…???

    Already?

    http://media.tumblr.com/82db94.....qc9lhz.gif

  8. blake February 25th, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    Dear Brett Gardner,

    Please stop sliding into first base head first….we love the hustle but 1) it’s slower 2) you have a history of hand injuries.

    Thanks

  9. Rich in NJ February 25th, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    Really. Diving into 1B should be subject to a fine.

  10. DONNYBROOK February 25th, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    It’s the O’s A-Team vs Girard’s Rag-Tags

  11. Jerkface February 25th, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    Matt Diaz and Rivera looking awful vs a lefty :x

  12. blake February 25th, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    Jerkface says:
    February 25, 2013 at 1:15 pm
    Matt Diaz and Rivera looking awful vs a lefty

    They are awful

  13. Shame Spencer February 25th, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    Jerkface February 25th, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    Matt Diaz and Rivera looking awful vs a lefty :x

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    Great news.. filing this under NCHP.

  14. Felix Unger February 25th, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    Sliding into 1st Base in a meaningless ST game…………

    Gimme a break………BG = Idiot.

  15. Shame Spencer February 25th, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    Do you guys like NCHP or NOCHP better?

    NOCHP looks too much like ‘no chip’ to me… which could be construed as ‘no Chip’ in reference to the poster or ‘no chip’ in reference to cookies without chocolate chips. Either way I dunno that I’m a fan.

  16. yankeefeminista February 25th, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    Free feed: http://www.vipbox.tv/baseball/.....nline.html

    (Disclaimer: I’m not responsible for any weird or unsavory pop-ups that accompany the broadcast.)

  17. kd February 25th, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    going forward, is nuno projected to be a starter or reliever?

  18. jacksquat February 25th, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    Dan Johnson is not a thirdbaseman.

  19. tomingeorgia February 25th, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    Not on that play, anyway.

  20. Jerkface February 25th, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    No radar gun, but Nuno doesnt look like a hard thrower, but he seems to be able to spot most of his stuff pretty well.

  21. Jerkface February 25th, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    Nuno looks like he may be a smoke and mirrors guy, minor leaguers arent going to be able to handle how he spots the ball but major leaguers won’t care.

  22. Shame Spencer February 25th, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    I like saying the name Nuno.

    Reminds me of Mork and Mindy, when Mork would say ‘nanu nanu’ over and over.

  23. Rich in NJ February 25th, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    To meets insides like what Girardi might call Nunez if he was drunk.

  24. tomingeorgia February 25th, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    Nice bunt for a base hit by Gardner, put it in a perfct spot.

  25. tomingeorgia February 25th, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    Rich,
    I THINK I know what you meant before your spellchecker translated it to gibberish.

  26. Tackelberry February 25th, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    NUno looks like a lefty Edwar Ramirez

  27. Tackelberry February 25th, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    Wish I could watch it so I could see Bryan Mitchell. One of the young arms Yanks are really excited about

  28. Jerkface February 25th, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    Wish I could watch it so I could see Bryan Mitchell. One of the young arms Yanks are really excited about

    he is getting knocked around against the real major leaguers unfortunately

  29. Rich in NJ February 25th, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    tom

    I have no idea how that happened, but it would suggest that I am drunk (irony). If so, I have found a way to do it without alcohol or drugs. Sadly, I am 20 years too late…

  30. Jerkface February 25th, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    Mitchell recovers nicely to get Wieters and Jones

  31. tomingeorgia February 25th, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    Johnson looked like a third baseman on a slow hopper, got him by a hair.

  32. Tackelberry February 25th, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    he is getting knocked around against the real major leaguers unfortunately

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    Shaky start, but made a nice recovery to limit the damage

  33. Shame Spencer February 25th, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    Just saw Melo’s slap on Hawes… I know there are Knicks fans on here so I just want to reiterate that the Knicks are tools.

  34. blake February 25th, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    Nuno maybe a future reliever?

  35. rl15 February 25th, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    It’s good to have baseball back again. Go Yanks.

  36. Rich in NJ February 25th, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    “Just saw Melo’s slap on Hawes… I know there are Knicks fans on here so I just want to reiterate that the Knicks are tools.”

    I don’t get the outrage. It wasn’t unique. It’s a league-wide phenomenon. There is that kind of stuff in the NFL and the NHL too.

    Are the Knicks well run? No. But that’s another story.

  37. kd February 25th, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    not watching game, only reading comments. but nuno seems like a future lefty specialist in the least

  38. Tackelberry February 25th, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    blake February 25th, 2013 at 2:06 pm
    Nuno maybe a future reliever?

    ________________________

    Most lilkely. Whatever happened to Jeremy Bleich?

  39. Jerkface February 25th, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    Corey Black has a real high leg lift.

  40. Tackelberry February 25th, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    Jerkface February 25th, 2013 at 2:13 pm
    Corey Black has a real high leg lift.

    ________________________________

    Like El Duque’s?

  41. Jerkface February 25th, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    Like El Duque’s?

    His knee goes past the New York on his jersey, so pretty close!

  42. Shame Spencer February 25th, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    @jonmorosi

    Nick Castellanos with an opposite-field homer off Jonathan Papelbon. Not bad for the young man.

    Rich – I don’t think it’s a big deal.. just that the Knicks are tools lol.

  43. blake February 25th, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    @jonmorosi: Nick Castellanos with an opposite-field homer off Jonathan Papelbon. Not bad for the young man.

  44. Shame Spencer February 25th, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    Corey Black is an awesome f*cking name. Please let this kid make it.

  45. Rich in NJ February 25th, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    Shame

    They’re only tools because they don’t win!!!

  46. Tackelberry February 25th, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    McClouth sure caught a hold of that one. 4-0 now.

  47. jacksquat February 25th, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    I’m falling asleep watching these guys.

  48. Stoneburner - The Return of Wax February 25th, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    Now it was guaranteed by the lohud spokesperson that Corey Black would “hardly” pitch – be a non-factor – we would practically not see this kid at all because he was 2012 draftee – yet only in the third ST game – there is Corey Black – and he will probably pitch more than one game – hardly a “hardly” pitch this ST as previously guaranteed and proclaimed.

  49. Jerkface February 25th, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    Gardner having a good first few games

  50. Jerkface February 25th, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    Nix has looked good too, fighting hard to get back on the 40 man.

  51. Tackelberry February 25th, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    So Diaz gets another chance

  52. Jerkface February 25th, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    Slade in the game!

  53. blake February 25th, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    Nix is a useful player

  54. Shame Spencer February 25th, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    @DKnobler

    One scout who saw Wheeler spring debut: “Same stuff as Strasburg. That will go down as best trade Sandy Alderson will make in his life.”

  55. Shame Spencer February 25th, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    @Deadspin

    The Sports Fan: What I learned from three days of watching baseball with Bill Murray: http://deadsp.in/450Axp9

  56. Jerkface February 25th, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    Canzler looks like a baseball don draper, why did we let this guy go

  57. Rich in NJ February 25th, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    And people say we would get nothing for Cano at this point (or Granderson, before his injury).

  58. Stoneburner - The Return of Wax February 25th, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    eboland11 Two of the Yankees top OF prospects now in, Tyler Austin and Slade Heathcott.

    ******

    Now remember – the lohud spokespersons last Spring were silent on these two prospects. Chad did a post on Tyler Austin last March and G.Franco was the only one to really delve into Tyler Austin.

    If you are going to be a prospect aficionado – you have to call the prospects before they become talked about on the websites, the media, etc. It was bad job by the comment community only realizing these two still had something in them later on – during the 2012 minor league season – just as it will probably be bad job if Cito Culver and Dante Bichette Jr. have nice seasons this year – to say nothing of Rincon and Gallegos – - – -

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

  59. Jerkface February 25th, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    Angry Bird looks so angry

  60. Shame Spencer February 25th, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    @JonHeymanCBS

    there’s report about mets trying to get @Giancarlo818 for wheeler/d’arnaud. got 2 word response about this: “complete bs”

  61. Jerkface February 25th, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    Dickerson :(

  62. FiretheUMPIRE February 25th, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    Mets still suck.

  63. Shame Spencer February 25th, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    How do Austin and Heathcott look out there?

  64. blake February 25th, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    People have been talking about Heathcott since he was drafted….just hasn’t been much to talk about because he’s always been hurt.

    Stone why don’t you try contributing useful conversation instead of shadow boxing about stuff nobody cares about…..you’ve had legit conversations here before and the act just makes you seem crazy to be honest…..

    i suspect you’re not actually crazy in real life so why not just knock it off and try to have real conversation?

  65. blake February 25th, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    Austin should get an AB here

  66. jacksquat February 25th, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    O’s broadcast almost completely useless if you are watching for the other team.

  67. Jerkface February 25th, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    How do Austin and Heathcott look out there?

    They havent done anything! Slade busted it out down the line and almost beat out an infield hit. Austin just made to look silly on a 3 pitch K.

  68. Shame Spencer February 25th, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    Ugh, now I’m shopping for shadow boxes on Amazon… thanks blake!

  69. blake February 25th, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    Austin looked sorta overmatched there…..just a bad AB in early ST…..took a fastball right down the middle…..good two seamer inside that was probably a ball and he swings at…..then chases a breaking ball in the dirt.

    This is kinda what will be interesting to see how these kids do in the upper levels where pitchers will get them into pitchers counts more consistently and will be able to set them up more consistently…..

    It’s a meaningless AB but it’s a snapshot of the progress he and Hearhcott etc will have to make this year

  70. Shame Spencer February 25th, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    Thanks for the update, JF.

  71. Against All Odds February 25th, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    blake February 25th, 2013 at 3:20 pm
    People have been talking about Heathcott since he was drafted….just hasn’t been much to talk about because he’s always been hurt.

    Stone why don’t you try contributing useful conversation instead of shadow boxing about stuff nobody cares about…..you’ve had legit conversations here before and the act just makes you seem crazy to be honest…..

    i suspect you’re not actually crazy in real life so why not just knock it off and try to have real conversation?

    ————————–

    Exactly he’s making himself look like a troll which he isn’t. When he put the Montero thing to rest every post there after was a good read from his trade proposals to Yankee prospects to to composition of the team.

  72. Jerkface February 25th, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    Romine, FLores, and Corban up next

  73. Jerkface February 25th, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    Exactly he’s making himself look like a troll which he isn’t

    He is pretty clearly a troll. This is like telling someone ‘You’re making yourself look like a serial killer with all these serial killings when I know you aren’t!’

  74. theREALkevin February 25th, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    If it looks like a duck…..

  75. Rich in NJ February 25th, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    I think he just likes his posts to be commented on, no mater what people say about them.

  76. Rich in NJ February 25th, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    Oh wait. That’s a troll.

  77. FiretheUMPIRE February 25th, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    As WCYF he would at least explain his reasoning behind his views on baseball but now I think he’s concluded that fans here are incapable of communication free of and immune to inappropriate fixations on prospects. I think he believes, no matter how much he explains his views, too many here just won’t get it. So he chose at some point to abandon his more conversational tone when he was WCYF.

    My .02

  78. FiretheUMPIRE February 25th, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    Hey Jerkface, you a Knicks fan by any chance?

  79. kd February 25th, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    does anyone know who’ll be pitching in the upcoming games?

    interested in seeing ramirez, warren, and betances pitch

  80. Jerkface February 25th, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    Hey Jerkface, you a Knicks fan by any chance?

    No

  81. Jerkface February 25th, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    kd,

    Chad posts the starter schedules here is what he said today

    Girardi announced more upcoming starters.
    Tuesday: Jose Ramirez
    Wednesday: Nik Turley
    Thursday: David Phelps (home), Brett Marshall (road)

  82. Rich in NJ February 25th, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    So Kay thinks that Granderson will be in CF when he comes back because he won’t have had a chance to learn LF.

  83. Shame Spencer February 25th, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    @FeinsandNYDN

    Arm still fractured. He’ll be out 9 weeks and 6 days. RT @ChrisScandaglia any news on Grandy

  84. blake February 25th, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    @MattPeL: Damon on the radio saying he would come back into town with Grandy out even if it was only 6 weeks. Not a terrible idea. #yankees

    If only he could still play baseball

  85. blake February 25th, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    Rich in NJ says:
    February 25, 2013 at 3:57 pm
    So Kay thinks that Granderson will be in CF when he comes back because he won’t have had a chance to learn LF.

    That’s crazy if they do that….Grandy should be fine…..

  86. blake February 25th, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    @EyeOnBaseball: Troy Tulowitzki expected to get traded during offseason http://t.co/EN9GgL3xdm via @cbssports

    I still love him as a player but that contract is problematic given that he gets hurt so much

  87. Stoneburner - The Return of Wax February 25th, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    I think he believes, no matter how much he explains his views, too many here just won’t get it.

    ****

    There is no point conversing anymore – I have tried – from Denard Span vs. Brett Gardner and hitting ability, to Adam Wainwright, to Jon Lester’s resurgence impacting a playoff push, to first coming up with the idea of Heathcott playing the OF in 2014 and trading Gardner, to whether Corban Joseph could put up 2005 Cano numbers, and etc. – - – -

    And what is worst is this Corey Black thing – it is a symptom of a bigger thing – and it had nothing to do with Corey Black – it was – oh he’s 2012 draftee – he means little this Spring and I will not pay attention to him OR you had no idea who Corey Black was – it could have been easily handled with – boy maybe I should pay attention to Corey Black – but NO – b/c it was simply me posting it – it was defensive and dismissive of Corey Black this Spring – which is what this blog has become – a bunch of clicks (heck you even formalized a team called “Team Greedy) – so a bunch of clicks that whine and complain about 189 to ad nasuem – well I am here to complain ad nasuem right back at you now – it is one thing to make a joke or two about 189 OR how old the team is – but every fricken time – it not only gets old, but it can be too black and white as to why or why not the team has not won since 2009 – - – -

    There is so much angst for a team that has provided so much joy over nearly the past two decades – to just trash it during a transition phase is just not right – it is a privelege to root for the Yankees – not a right as some around here believe – - – -

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

  88. Jerkface February 25th, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    RAB Gif’d Corey Black, check out the leg lift!

    http://riveraveblues.com/2013/.....ack-82865/

  89. Stoneburner - The Return of Wax February 25th, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    Exactly he’s making himself look like a troll which he isn’t. When he put the Montero thing to rest every post there after was a good read from his trade proposals to Yankee prospects to to composition of the team.

    ******

    While I appreciate the words, but I am sadly a lost cause at this point. I view a lot of the opinions here as an attack on the Yankees that I love – and I will defend that team – - – - -

  90. blake February 25th, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    @EyeOnBaseball: VIDEO: Miguel Cabrera destroys a Jonathan Papelbon pitch http://t.co/kPK4gvaYC0 via @cbssports

    Watch

  91. Rich in NJ February 25th, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    “I am sadly a lost cause at this point. I view a lot of the opinions here as an attack on the Yankees that I love – and I will defend that team – – – – ”

    That is nuts. They aren’t infallible. They make mistakes. The logical extension of your post is that bad management deserves deference even at the expense of the long-term health of the franchise, including their ability to win consistently.

  92. blake February 25th, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    “While I appreciate the words, but I am sadly a lost cause at this point”

    You said it

  93. Rich in NJ February 25th, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    Damon told Kay that he wants to play for the Yankees, FWIW.

    Cashman no interest “at the moment.”

  94. Shame Spencer February 25th, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    Team Greedy has no place in this argument.

    Team Greedy is not a clique. Team Greedy is a state of mind.

    Team Greedy is a 70+ year old Diva showing everyone up on stage at the Oscars.

    Team Greedy is a child staring at a bowl of candy left outside on Halloween and ignoring the ‘please take one’ sign standing next to it.

    Team Greedy is rubbing your stomach while patting your head… simultaneously.

    Team Greedy is the honey badger.

    Team Greedy is bigger than LoHud.

  95. Shame Spencer February 25th, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    Damon wants to play for anyone that will give him a job. I dunno.. I mean, if he’ll take a deal at league minimum is he better than Diaz or Rivera?

    And Kay is an idiot. I’m not saying moving from CF to LF or RF is completely natural but the way these guys are talking about it, you’d think we were asking Grandy to play 3B.

  96. Rich in NJ February 25th, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    Shame

    You don’t have to sell me on Kay. :P

  97. Shame Spencer February 25th, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    Personally I think the whole storyline being generated regarding the move of Grandy from CF to LF is due to a lack of meaningful games and Alex Rodriguez.

  98. Shame Spencer February 25th, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    @SI_PeterKing

    Tom Brady signs a contract that should make him a Patriot for life. Will have full details to you very shortly.

    —————–

    If anyone cares.

  99. Jerkface February 25th, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    I enjoy the constant references to things you were wrong (and essentially trolling about) a wainwright and corban joeseph. A denard span vs brett gardner that you got soundly trounced in. This constant back pattery in your trolling is sad.

  100. Rich in NJ February 25th, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    Speaking of which, I saw an interview with a Yankee on TV last night, and didn’t know who it was. Turns out it was Youkilis.

  101. Against All Odds February 25th, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    it is one thing to make a joke or two about 189 OR how old the team is – but every fricken time –

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    Those two things are discussed ad nasusem because they are staring the fans dead in the face. We’ve been hearing about the 189 budget since 2010 an many ppl thought it was just talk but we have come to realize they will do what they have to do to get under it. For many yrs the team has relied on money and now they are cutting back. They aren’t set up properly to withstand that type of cutback without suffering a tough transition given the ETA of their prospects and the talent on the major league team.

    The team is old especially on the left side of the infield. It can’t be ignored.

  102. Against All Odds February 25th, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    Shame Spencer February 25th, 2013 at 4:24 pm
    @SI_PeterKing

    Tom Brady signs a contract that should make him a Patriot for life. Will have full details to you very shortly.

    —————–

    If anyone cares.

    ——————–

    Trish is probably screaming somewhere.

  103. Shame Spencer February 25th, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    Watching Youk cook and omelet was the weirdest thing I’ve ever seen on YES.

    Also, I always thought that hunched over look he has only happened when he was batting. No. That’s just how the dude gets around. It’s bizarre.

  104. Shame Spencer February 25th, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    an omelet*

    Eff.

  105. blake February 25th, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    @BryanHoch: Johnny Damon tells @RealMichaelKay that he has “tons of interest” in coming back to the Yankees: http://t.co/Zd160xOPKu

    I just don’t know….he really can’t play anymore and they need somebody that can play defense

  106. Jerkface February 25th, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    Damon is 40, I don’t see how he can offer anything to this team.

  107. MTU February 25th, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    I hope the Yankees do not give away anyone useful for a stopgap retread.

  108. blake February 25th, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    It might make Erica happy wherever she is bout that’s about it

  109. MTU February 25th, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    Why not give the young guys a chance ?

    Are they that terrible ? Is there no combination from within that will work ?

  110. blake February 25th, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    @DSzymborski: Manti Te’o’s 40 time: 4.82. Him and his friends should have dummied up a fake stopwatch instead.

    I think I could run a 4.82 right now

  111. Shame Spencer February 25th, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    MTU February 25th, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    Why not give the young guys a chance ?

    Are they that terrible ? Is there no combination from within that will work ?

    ——————

    Ultimately I think they will…

    Here’s a better question: For a guy displaying absolutely no pride right now trying to get himself a job, how dumb was it for Damon to turn down that offer from the Yanks because of money?

  112. blake February 25th, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    @sportsJC16: A response to Loria’s open letter by @JeffPassan. This is great. a must read. http://t.co/etIRAi6EHQ”

  113. Rich in NJ February 25th, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    “Damon is 40, I don’t see how he can offer anything to this team.”

    That’s what I thought about Ibanez, although I think he got extremely lucky at times.

  114. Jerkface February 25th, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    That’s what I thought about Ibanez, although I think he got extremely lucky at times.

    Ibanez atleast played the prior season. Damon hasnt played outside of the thai wbc

  115. MTU February 25th, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    Shame-

    I thought Johnny D was poorly advised by Boras.

    That hand was overplayed IMO.

    To bad too. I liked the Nomad.

    Maybe he is taking an advanced course in cave painting.

    :)

  116. MTU February 25th, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    There’s a new one ——>

  117. Rich in NJ February 25th, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    “Ibanez atleast played the prior season. Damon hasnt played outside of the thai wbc”

    I’m not selling Damon, other than I don’t think it’s a bad idea to bring him in on a mL contract, if he would accept that.

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