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Nunez leading off; Youkilis scratched

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Feb 26, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Kevin Youkilis was supposed to play but has been scratched with a cramp in his side just above his hip.

Eduardo Nunez SS
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Robinson Cano 2B
Mark Teixeira 1B
Travis Hafner DH
Matt Diaz LF
Melky Mesa CF
Bobby Wilson C
Addison Maruszak 3B

RHP Jose Ramirez

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79 Responses to “Nunez leading off; Youkilis scratched”

  1. Chip February 26th, 2013 at 8:38 am

    So I made this bread – a 1 pound loaf has a total of 20 grams of carbs.

    It’s not Wonder bread – but pretty damn tasty.

    On another note – Pronk looks like he lost some serious weight.

  2. Yankee Trader February 26th, 2013 at 8:42 am

    Game vs Phillies in Clearwater on MLB.TV @1:05

  3. CompassRosy February 26th, 2013 at 8:44 am

    Greinke minces no words…
    admits it’s all about the money and he thinks the AL is boring…

    http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/b.....re-la-deal

  4. MTU February 26th, 2013 at 8:46 am

    Mesa can field.

    Can he hit ?

    Enjoy Ramirez. From what many say he has a big arm. Might be a “sleeper”. He’s been flying under the radar.

    ;)

  5. MaineYankee February 26th, 2013 at 8:46 am

    repost

    Doreen

    Good news.

    I just heard that 72 is the new 30. :lol:

    I’ve been ahead of the curve.

    I tell my grandson I’m 29.

    For some reaso he doesn’t believe me.

  6. ac1 February 26th, 2013 at 8:47 am

    Youkilis injured his left oblique?

    By April it will be Cano and the AAA guys.

  7. Yankee Trader February 26th, 2013 at 8:48 am

    “Yankees purchased the contract of RHP Jose Ramirez from High-A Tampa.
    Ramirez is now on the 40-man roster. The 22-year-old right-hander posted a 3.19 ERA and 94/30 K/BB ratio over 98 2/3 innings this season and is known for his electric fastball.”
    Wed, Nov 21, 2012 09:23:00 AM

  8. Yankee Trader February 26th, 2013 at 8:48 am

    “Yankees purchased the contract of RHP Jose Ramirez from High-A Tampa.
    Ramirez is now on the 40-man roster. The 22-year-old right-hander posted a 3.19 ERA and 94/30 K/BB ratio over 98 2/3 innings this season and is known for his electric fastball.”
    Wed, Nov 21, 2012 09:23:00 AM

  9. austinmac February 26th, 2013 at 8:50 am

    Another day of Diaz. I prefer a player who has been good in the last few years. No, he is a team certainty, along with Rivera. Terrific.

  10. Shame Spencer February 26th, 2013 at 8:50 am

    Morning all.

    LOVE the Greinke article. Thanks Compass!

  11. Yankee Trader February 26th, 2013 at 8:51 am

    Sorry for the double post
    Ramirez is listed as 6’1 155

  12. Doreen February 26th, 2013 at 8:53 am

    Maine Yankee, my husband bought a “?” candle for me. :)

    How and when did Youkilis strain an oblique?!?!

  13. blake February 26th, 2013 at 8:53 am

    So it begins with Youk….I think he could be productive if he could stay healthy but I just can’t see either him or Hafner doing that all year

  14. Shame Spencer February 26th, 2013 at 8:53 am

    @BryanHoch

    Youkilis scratched from Yankees lineup (left oblique). Will be reevaluated in a couple of days, Girardi said.

  15. Yankee Trader February 26th, 2013 at 8:54 am

    ac1 February 26th, 2013 at 8:47 am
    Youkilis injured his left oblique?

    By April it will be Cano and the AAA guys
    ———–
    And by April 2014 it’ll just be the AAA guys

  16. ac1 February 26th, 2013 at 8:57 am

    And by April 2014 it’ll just be the AAA guys
    ___

    I listened to Tex’s interview after Grandy went down and i wanted to throw something at the TV. He talked about how the young guys have to step up. Hey Tex….. YOU HAVE TO STEP UP! You are the one with the 180M contract and the expectations. How about for once you carry the team?!?!?!?!

  17. Shame Spencer February 26th, 2013 at 8:57 am

    This Greinke article is really funny as hell, everyone should read it:

    “The worst comment in the world has got to be when a guy who’s getting $100 million says he wants to “take care of my family,”’ Greinke said. Of course, nobody needs $100 million, or even half that, to keep their family going.

  18. Shame Spencer February 26th, 2013 at 8:58 am

    How and when did Youkilis strain an oblique?!?!

    ————–

    He probably looked in the mirror. That face can injure.

  19. blake February 26th, 2013 at 8:58 am

    The best case scenario for this Yankee team is pretty good…. It’s just that that scenario has very little chance of playing out due to a the age and injury risk they have assembled.

  20. Chip February 26th, 2013 at 9:00 am

    Where is this about Youk coming from? Chad’s reporting he has a cramp.

  21. Shame Spencer February 26th, 2013 at 9:01 am

    ac1 – That comment from him doesn’t surprise me at all.

  22. Yankee Trader February 26th, 2013 at 9:03 am

    Blake
    Totally agree.
    With the Astros in the AL West I wouldn’t be surprised to see both wildcards come from the Western division.

  23. Yankee Trader February 26th, 2013 at 9:05 am

    Joe Morgan reporting it now on TV

  24. MaineYankee February 26th, 2013 at 9:05 am

    Chip

    Gardners agent disagrees with you.

    DanBarbarisi Brett Gardner already a Michael Bourn clone – and his agent thinks he’s barely shown what he can do. on.wsj.com/Wa1gCb

  25. blake February 26th, 2013 at 9:05 am

    I like Greinke….I think he would have been fine in NY….but his contract isn’t great

  26. blake February 26th, 2013 at 9:07 am

    DanBarbarisi Brett Gardner already a Michael Bourn clone – and his agent thinks he’s barely shown what he can do. on.wsj.com/Wa1gCb

    Translation….he’s not taking a cheapo extension and he’s gonna try and get paid like every player should

  27. blake February 26th, 2013 at 9:07 am

    @LoHudYankees: Youkilis says the “injury” was just a cramp yesterday. Could play today with no problem, but Yankees being cautious. “No concerns,” he said.

  28. Shame Spencer February 26th, 2013 at 9:08 am

    The cost aside, guys like Greinke are a breath of fresh air.

  29. MTU February 26th, 2013 at 9:10 am

    Shame-

    “He probably looked in the mirror. That face can injure.”

    Probably could turn a person to salt.

    You’re a funny Lady.

    :)

  30. Doreen February 26th, 2013 at 9:11 am

    I think we are as a whole going to be even more attuned to every bump and bruise. Here’s hoping a little cramp doesn’t end up being worse than that.

  31. blake February 26th, 2013 at 9:13 am

    @ESPNNYYankees: Yankees official diagnosis on Youk: sore left oblique.

    Sore love handle

  32. Shame Spencer February 26th, 2013 at 9:15 am

    blake February 26th, 2013 at 9:13 am

    @ESPNNYYankees: Yankees official diagnosis on Youk: sore left oblique.

    Sore love handle

    ——————–

    Youk puts his hand up on his hip, when he dips you dip we dip..

  33. MTU February 26th, 2013 at 9:16 am

    Blake-

    He was break dancing on the dome and spun too hard.

    :(

  34. Yankee Trader February 26th, 2013 at 9:20 am

    Michael Young

    The Phillies will pay $5.5 million of the $16 million Young will make in the final year of his contract next season. In addition, the teams will split the additional $1.2 million that Young negotiated to accept the trade, in part to cover the difference in state income tax between Texas and Pennsylvania.
    ———Instead of signing Youkilis for 12 million would the Yankees have been better served by trading a similar package for Michael Young and using the extra money to sign David Ross to his his two-year contract as the catcher and Torii Hunter instead of Ichiro?

  35. MTU February 26th, 2013 at 9:22 am

    YT-

    You sold me.

  36. Shame Spencer February 26th, 2013 at 9:22 am

    MTU – I wonder if Youk looks at Robbie, would he automatically heal? These are the questions..

  37. Yankee Trader February 26th, 2013 at 9:23 am

    Maybe we,ll see Mustelier get some playing time at third-base?

  38. Shame Spencer February 26th, 2013 at 9:23 am

    Ugh.. here’s the next controversy:

    @darrenrovell

    A foundation started by A-Rod in ’06 gave 1% of its $ to charity, was stripped of its tax-exempt status (via @callumborchers)

  39. Shame Spencer February 26th, 2013 at 9:24 am

    Mustilier can’t play until I learn how to spell his name.. this could take a while…

  40. austinmac February 26th, 2013 at 9:27 am

    YT,

    Absolutely they would have been better off. I like Young. He will prove the Rangers made a mistake this year.

    This season is not starting off well. But, don’t worry. Hal said they would field a championship calibre team. That is, if no one misses a day with injuries.

  41. Shame Spencer February 26th, 2013 at 9:28 am

    For trisha: @ProFootballTalk

    There’s no way Brady took less money in 2013 or 2014; instead, he apparently has gotten more http://wp.me/p14QSB-7reh

  42. Shame Spencer February 26th, 2013 at 9:29 am

    Trader – I actually thought Young would be a good fit last off season as well..

    I’m in no way rooting against Youk. I want him to have a good season. But if we’re talking about cost vs. production, I think Young would have been a better choice.

  43. MTU February 26th, 2013 at 9:30 am

    Shame-

    You think that’s bad ?

    I’ve heard the other Cuban- Garcia has an “Adonis” complex.

    Thinks he’s God’s gift.

    :)

  44. Yankee Trader February 26th, 2013 at 9:33 am

    Youkilis with an oblique strain.
    Let’s see now we have Hughes with a bulging disc in his back.
    We have Granderson out for 10 weeks and possibly more if he eventually needs surgery.
    We have Jeter coming off an ankle fracture, Sabathia off elbow surgery, Pettitte off a fx fibula, Rivera off ACL reconstruction and……….
    Gardner trying to show why he should bat lead off, and still sliding head first, after virtually spending the entire 2012 year on the DL.

    Who’s next?

  45. randy l. February 26th, 2013 at 9:33 am

    “It is my task to lead 6 brave souls into the heart of darkness.”

    mtu-

    you’re going into randy levine’s office?

    while you’re there steal the yankee’s austerity plan so we can burn it.

  46. MTU February 26th, 2013 at 9:36 am

    Randy-

    How bout I burn Levine at the stake instead and just leave the plan alone.

    You have to focus on your targets of opportunity.

    :)

  47. Brian February 26th, 2013 at 9:37 am

    Mustilier can’t play until I learn how to spell his name.. this could take a while

    ———-

    Just do a Girardi and call him “Musty”.

  48. MTU February 26th, 2013 at 9:38 am

    A player who is Musty doesn’t sound good.

    :(

  49. Shame Spencer February 26th, 2013 at 9:38 am

    Yankee Trader February 26th, 2013 at 9:33 am

    Youkilis with an oblique strain.
    Let’s see now we have Hughes with a bulging disc in his back.
    We have Granderson out for 10 weeks and possibly more if he eventually needs surgery.
    We have Jeter coming off an ankle fracture, Sabathia off elbow surgery, Pettitte off a fx fibula, Rivera off ACL reconstruction and……….
    Gardner trying to show why he should bat lead off, and still sliding head first, after virtually spending the entire 2012 year on the DL.

    Who’s next?

    ————————–

    Who needs Prozac when posts like this are up on the blog ;)

    I think it’s safe to say that if we have to deal with as many injuries as we had last year we’re probably screwed. Our best hope would be that the Rays and Jays have to deal with more.

  50. Shame Spencer February 26th, 2013 at 9:40 am

    Brian February 26th, 2013 at 9:37 am

    Mustilier can’t play until I learn how to spell his name.. this could take a while

    ———-

    Just do a Girardi and call him “Musty”.

    —————-

    Musty just became my favorite player. Thanks Brian!

  51. randy l. February 26th, 2013 at 9:40 am

    “Who’s next?”

    this is a yankee team that can’t afford “Who’s next?”.

    the only chance this team that hal and hal put together was too be more healthy than the average team.

    with such an old team, this isn’t likely. i don’t think there are enough old guys to fill all the spots. the yankees will by default become a young team if too many old guys get hurt.

    someone needs to tell hal that life is what happens to you when you’re making other plans.

  52. MTU February 26th, 2013 at 9:40 am

    Alas Mon amies I must bid you adieu for now.

    I look forward to your reports on the Amazing Jose Ramirez.

    He of electric fastball fame.

    later.

  53. randy l. February 26th, 2013 at 9:40 am

    hal and cashman , that is.

  54. randy l. February 26th, 2013 at 9:43 am

    “How bout I burn Levine at the stake instead and just leave the plan alone.”

    mtu-

    you really shouldn’t burn levine at the stake.

    there are severe penalties and fines in new york for burning toxic waste :)

  55. blake February 26th, 2013 at 9:44 am

    “Youk puts his hand up on his hip, when he dips you dip we dip..”

    Lol.

    I’m pretty pumped to see Ramierez throw today

  56. blake February 26th, 2013 at 9:44 am

    @joepawl: Jeter has 1,768 more PA than those 3 combined. MT @DavidLaurilaQA: Jeter, Pedroia and Tulowitzki have 117 career OPS+. Zobrist is 118.

  57. ac1 February 26th, 2013 at 9:45 am

    Mustilier can’t play until I learn how to spell his name.. this could take a while…
    ___

    Just call him Musty. Im sure JoeG already does.

  58. MTU February 26th, 2013 at 9:45 am

    Randy-

    Not to mention for the intentional explosion of natural gas.

    you’re right !

    :(

  59. ac1 February 26th, 2013 at 9:45 am

    Damn someone already beat me to the Musty joke :/

  60. MTU February 26th, 2013 at 9:47 am

    Around here you have to be quick on the draw.

    ;)

  61. MTU February 26th, 2013 at 9:49 am

    Except when you’re smoking the noble weed.

    Then you can take your time.

    ;)

    Later. For real this time.

    :)

  62. Doreen February 26th, 2013 at 9:49 am

    Mustelier is nothing! Remember Doug Mientkiewicz???

  63. blake February 26th, 2013 at 9:54 am

    Youks milkshake brings all the girls to the yard and they’re like it’s better than yours

  64. Shame Spencer February 26th, 2013 at 9:55 am

    MTU February 26th, 2013 at 9:49 am

    Except when you’re smoking the noble weed.

    Then you can take your time.
    ————————-

    I love Lohud. Seriously, you guys make my day.

    Doreen – I need Hooked on Phonics. Doesn’t help that I’ve seen Musty’s name spelled three different ways.

  65. Yankee Trader February 26th, 2013 at 9:57 am

    Until later.
    Have a great day everyone.

  66. yankeefeminista February 26th, 2013 at 9:59 am

    MTU February 26th, 2013 at 9:40 am
    Alas Mon amies I must bid you adieu for now.

    I look forward to your reports on the Amazing Jose Ramirez.

    He of electric fastball fame.

    later.
    ____
    And of the ridiculous swing and miss changeup. It should be fun.

  67. blake February 26th, 2013 at 10:00 am

    Yankees vs Phillies today. Sponsored by Geritol and Hover round

  68. Rich in NJ February 26th, 2013 at 10:03 am

    Does prefering young players make me a spoiled Yankee fan?

  69. Doreen February 26th, 2013 at 10:03 am

    Shame -

    I just want to hear it pronounced! I liked when Chad posted that the “R” in Ronnier is a rolled R. I keep saying, “RRRRRRonni-ear, Moosteli-ear”! He could be a fun guy to root for!

  70. blake February 26th, 2013 at 10:04 am

    Rich in NJ says:
    February 26, 2013 at 10:03 am
    Does prefering young players make me a spoiled Yankee fan?

    Yes….signed blake alpha Orion blah blah blah

  71. yankeefeminista February 26th, 2013 at 10:04 am

    MTU, Mesa can hit fastballs. Curveballs, not so much…

  72. Shame Spencer February 26th, 2013 at 10:07 am

    @TylerKepner

    On Baseball: No Panic — But Little Power — For Yanks Without Granderson http://nyti.ms/13cqCRL

  73. Shame Spencer February 26th, 2013 at 10:07 am

    blake February 26th, 2013 at 9:54 am

    Youks milkshake brings all the girls to the yard and they’re like it’s better than yours

    ——————-

    I think you’re confusing Youk with Big Papi!

  74. tucker February 26th, 2013 at 10:08 am

    I was worried the season tick holders would not see enough Matt Diaz this year. After all, when you spend that kind of coin, you want to see a player of Diaz’s caliber, and if lucky, Juan Rivera. Maybe both in the same lineup!!!

  75. Rich in NJ February 26th, 2013 at 10:09 am

    They had little power before. It is all part of Cashman’s plan to teach fans who hate HR how stupid they are.

  76. yankeefeminista February 26th, 2013 at 10:10 am

    Rich, plus how can you have hairy monsters on your team if you don’t allow facial hair? ;) That does not compute. Bunting, FTW!

  77. yankeefeminista February 26th, 2013 at 10:12 am

    As for Damon, of course he will play for minimum; he can no longer field. Seriously, he could not field 3 years ago. I appreciate JD’s past contributions, but I can’t imagine our signing him even for minimum.

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

    Rich in NJ February 26th, 2013 at 10:03 am

    Does prefering young players make me a spoiled Yankee fan?

    —————–

    Every complaint makes one a spoiled Yankee fan so far as I can tell. The thing is, we’re only considered spoiled because we’re so damn good. Look at the Cubs.. those fans have plenty of complaints but no one would consider them spoiled lol. Those people are just sad.

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

    :arrow:

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