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Youkilis back in the lineup

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Mar 01, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Eduardo Nunez SS
Francisco Cervelli C
Robinson Cano 2B
Kevin Youkilis 3B
Juan Rivera DH
Melky Mesa LF
Thomas Neal RF
Kyle Roller 1B
Adonis Garcia CF

RHP Hiroki Kuroda

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38 Responses to “Youkilis back in the lineup”

  1. Chip March 1st, 2013 at 8:12 am

    The most encouraging thing about Cervelli isn’t how he’s looked at the plate (because who can tell anything from spring training stats) but how quiet and strong he has been behind it. I still don’t think he’s an everyday catcher at the major league level; but he’s certainly making a case to be the back up when Romine (or Murphy) are ready to play. And given that Chris Stewart isn’t as good as Cervelli, I would say that barring a trade Frankie has to be the choice at this moment.

  2. MTU March 1st, 2013 at 8:21 am

    Chip-

    Thanks for the response in the last thread Re: our prospects.

    My take is that Stick Michael said it best. I’m paraphrasing “Most prospects are either good for being on your Team, or for what they can bring back for it.”

    We will have some openings but we still should trade off some of our exces as soon as we know who they are.

    We do not need to keep 4/5 OF prospects.

    That’s a waste of resources IMO.

  3. MTU March 1st, 2013 at 8:22 am

    sp: excess

  4. pat March 1st, 2013 at 8:25 am

    Could the Yankees avoid paying luxuy tax if the money is paid directly to a charity instead of the player?

    “……….And any time he wins an award that comes with a cash bonus, he gives the money to the Boys & Girls Clubs.”

    http://www.nydailynews.com/spo.....z2MIHTafM7

  5. Yankee Trader March 1st, 2013 at 8:31 am

    Good morning.

    Scanned thru some morning posts. Looks like the only off day the Yankees have besides April 2nd[day after opening game] in the month of April is the 15th, so they will need a 5th starter right away, unless my math is wrong.

    If Hughes is still rehabbing in Tampa at that time, who would you bring north as the swing man? I didn’t see Marshall yesterday vs the Astros. I was focusing on Phelps and know that he should be among the 5 starters-throws strikes, works fast, good pick-off move, hit 92 on radar gun, etc.

  6. MTU March 1st, 2013 at 8:35 am

    YT-

    Good morning.

    CC,AP,HK,IN, and Phelps if Hughes needs more time.

    Warren or Marshall as the BU guys.

  7. Yankee Trader March 1st, 2013 at 8:39 am

    Pat-

    Purpose and use of luxury tax in baseball.

    Link:

    http://www.stevetheump.com/luxury_tax.htm

    The answer to your question with near certainty is NO. :)

  8. austinmac March 1st, 2013 at 8:43 am

    YT,

    I have read they need a fifth starter on April 7th. Makes sense from your info.

  9. Yankee Trader March 1st, 2013 at 8:46 am

    MTU-

    What does Marshall throw? Is he, or Mitchell, the one with the sinker? I’ve seen Warren this spring, and Jose Ramirez who’s 22 and pitched vs an A lineup of the Phillies, and looked like he has some serious heat, even though there was no radar gun posted.

    Chip-

    You mentioned that the Yankees should add Sean Kelley to the bullpen. I don’t believe he has pitched yet this spring. Maybe we’ll see him this weekend.

  10. MTU March 1st, 2013 at 8:47 am

    I wouldn’t rush Hughes back.

    We have the depth to cover his absence, and he is injury-prone enough w/o forcing the issue.

    When they’re sure he is 100% bring him back. Not 1 minute before.

  11. MTU March 1st, 2013 at 8:50 am

    YT-

    Marshall is like Zach McAllister on steroids.

    His best weapon might just be his CU. It’s true swing-and-miss pitch.

    I do not know his velo as there were no posted radar-gun readings but judging by the swings it seems respectable.

    He also sports a nice curve.

    Nice package overall IMO.

    Let’s see how he does at AAA this year.

  12. Yankee Trader March 1st, 2013 at 8:52 am

    Austinmac-

    Good morning. That post was wrong because 4/7/13 is a day game vs the Tigers. Monday the 15th is the off day as well as the 2nd in April:

    Here’s their schedule:

    http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com.....;year=2013

    Based on whom you have seen pitch so far among the minor leaguers, or off season acquisitions, who has impressed you?

  13. MTU March 1st, 2013 at 8:55 am

    YT-

    Ramirez has the best raw stuff. Has an electric arm.

    Needs to stay healthy.

    Combo of that overpowering FB and a signifcnt CU can make him deadly.

    The other big arm in the system (there are several) is DePaula. He’s another kid who has it all.

  14. Shame Spencer March 1st, 2013 at 8:57 am

    Morning all…. I’m so excited to watch the games tomorrow and Sunday. I haven’t gotten to see much so far.

  15. Shame Spencer March 1st, 2013 at 8:58 am

    @eboland11

    Cano declined to comment on Yankees offer: “I’m just going to focus on playing baseball…I don’t want to be a distraction to the team.”

  16. blake March 1st, 2013 at 8:59 am

    LGY,

    lol in last thread

  17. austinmac March 1st, 2013 at 8:59 am

    YT,

    Marshall and Ramirez have been impressive. JF said Marshall was at 92-94 in his first game. His CU looks very good, but I haven’t seen too many breaking balls. He is better than I expected.

    Kahnle out of the pen in the mid to upper 90s was impressive too.

  18. Yankee Trader March 1st, 2013 at 9:02 am

    Is DePaula in camp?

    From what I’ve seen so far the bullpen will be:

    Rivera-based on his reputation
    Robertson-looked good
    Joba-if he’s not traded or playing center field
    Aardsma-hit 94 once on gun and got a batter out on high heat
    Rapada-got righties out his lone spring appearance
    Logan-based on previous performance. Is a FA

    Who will be #7 if Phelps starts off in rotation and Hughes is still rehabbing?

  19. Shame Spencer March 1st, 2013 at 9:03 am

    Joba-if he’s not traded or playing center field

    ————————-

    LOL!

    You know, that bellyflop catch he made that one time might work in his favor….

  20. MTU March 1st, 2013 at 9:03 am

    Shame-

    Good morning.

    IMO the Yankees are just testing the waters w Cano.

    What they have probably determined is that their are not going to be any hometown discounts.

    When Boras is involved, unless the player overrides him, money and years are the name of the game.

    FWIS, If the Yankees want to keep Robbie it’s going to be expensive and it’s going to be longer than they would like.

    They’ll have plenty of competition for his services.

  21. pkyankfan69 March 1st, 2013 at 9:07 am

    Anyone know if this game is on YES today?

  22. MTU March 1st, 2013 at 9:08 am

    YT-

    You’re really asking who will be the long/swingman.

    That would likely be either Warren or Marshall. Can’t say which.

    Marshall has less experience than Warren but he is more likely to keep the ball on the ground than Warren.

    That decision would seem to be up in the air ( no pun) at present.

    Maybe Hughes will be ready in time ?

    Who knows.

  23. Shame Spencer March 1st, 2013 at 9:08 am

    @DBJr19

    The first 25 seconds of Christina’s aguileras beautiful is nice

    I dunno who has a weirder Twitter.. Little Dante or Mason.

  24. Yankee Trader March 1st, 2013 at 9:08 am

    I’ve posted this before on the fastest pitches ever thrown. When you have time it’s a good link.

    When you scroll down near the bottom to Radar gun era you’ll see that both Joba and Aardsma have hit 101 before, Aardsma as a Cub in 2006.

    http://www.efastball.com/baseb.....r-leagues/

  25. MTU March 1st, 2013 at 9:09 am

    Time to walk the Mops.

    Later.

    Have a good one.

  26. Shame Spencer March 1st, 2013 at 9:10 am

    MTU – Agreed.

    I think fans speak a lot about loyalty to one team without considering that professional athletes play for many, many different clubs before hitting the bigs. You can’t expect being a legacy player to matter to everyone. Especially if it might be a total difference of $20-30 million dollars.

  27. MTU March 1st, 2013 at 9:10 am

    YT-

    Almost forgot. Don’t know if DePaula was given an invite to BL camp.

  28. Yankee Trader March 1st, 2013 at 9:11 am

    Anyone know if this game is on YES today?
    ————————
    YES! 1:05 in Tampa vs the Phillies

  29. MTU March 1st, 2013 at 9:13 am

    YT-

    Chapman hits 100+ regularly. From the left-side.

    It’s why we absolutely should have had him.

    :(

  30. Yankee Trader March 1st, 2013 at 9:13 am

    MTU-

    Have a great day. As always really enjoy your input.

  31. MTU March 1st, 2013 at 9:15 am

    YT-

    I don’t know what the hell I’m talking about but I try to kepp it fun and interesting.

    Catch you later. Try not to put anyone to sleep.

    ;)

  32. Yankee Trader March 1st, 2013 at 9:16 am

    Chapman and Cespedes would have been both great signs and for reasonable monies.

  33. Shame Spencer March 1st, 2013 at 9:24 am

    Yankee Trader March 1st, 2013 at 9:16 am

    Chapman and Cespedes would have been both great signs and for reasonable monies.

    ——————

    I find myself hoping Cespedes tanks this year so it doesn’t hurt so badly.. it was rough watching him play last year. And he got such a reasonable deal.

    MLB is moving as slow as molasses with this Diaz investigation… I really hope the Yanks make a play for him.

  34. Shame Spencer March 1st, 2013 at 9:25 am

    “Like I said I’m just going to focus on baseball…I don’t want to be like a selfish guy. I just want to help the team win another championship.”–Robinson Cano

  35. pkyankfan69 March 1st, 2013 at 9:28 am

    Yankee Trader March 1st, 2013 at 9:11 am
    Anyone know if this game is on YES today?
    ————————
    YES! 1:05 in Tampa vs the Phillies
    ——————————-
    Awesome, I’m home today!!!!

    Thanks!

  36. Yankee Trader March 1st, 2013 at 9:30 am

    Blake-

    Good morning. Are you still on board? I liked your lineup suggestion. The only concern I have is Teixeira followed by Hafner vs righties. After watching “The Shift” used against them in ST, especially vs Hafner with a short RF’er[2nd baseman], throwing him out at first from RF. I’m concerned that if they will not try to hit the other way that both will frequently end rallies with inning ending DP’s.

    As I mentioned before the two teams in order that used the shift most often last year are the Rays and Orioles, so that will account for approximately close to 25% of all games that the Yankees will face a shift.

    Of course you need the pitchers to locate the pitch to maximize the chance the batter will hit into the shift.

    I’m beginning to think that the best batters the Yankees have that can hit it with regularity, the other way are Gardner, Ichiro, Jeter and Cano.

    Your thoughts? Anyone?

  37. Yankee Trader March 1st, 2013 at 9:32 am

    New Post————>

    I’ll repost this last entry.

  38. crorkz August 6th, 2014 at 10:55 pm

    E0EcSp Enjoyed every bit of your blog article.Thanks Again. Cool.

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