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Video: Yankees on the run

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Monday’s a full off day for the Yankees. No sim game. No batting practice. No workout. Seems like a good time for a chat. So we’ll do one at noon on Monday. I hope you can stop by for a while.

For now, I have this video from a couple of days ago. It’s nothing particularly important, but it’s kind of cool; a bunch of Yankees going from second to home. You’ll notice Derek Jeter in that group, running the bases on that surgically repaired ankle that he’s expecting to be game ready by Opening Day.

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96 Responses to “Video: Yankees on the run”

  1. mick March 2nd, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    I detected a limp in Jeters giddyup.

  2. mick March 2nd, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    He was the one without a hat.

  3. FiretheUMPIRE March 2nd, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    I don’t like the plate and screws thing. You need ankle support when you hit. If this is the year Jeter meets baseball mortality it would kill me.

    I hope Nunez can break out, in spite of Cashman.

  4. Against All Odds March 2nd, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    tomingeorgia March 2nd, 2013 at 9:44 pm
    If you don’t put one or two of them in the lineup, how do you know they will bust?
    —————————————

    It’s the nature of prospects. I hope they all make it would be fun to see all the young guys on the team but we all know out of a group of players you might get 1 or 2 that make it

  5. Marc March 2nd, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    Do you think any of the guys will be at the Complex on Monday, Chad? It’s a full day off but I wouldn’t be surprised to see some guys getting some work in, no?

  6. mick March 2nd, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    It’s the nature of prospects. I hope they all make it would be fun to see all the young guys on the team but we all know out of a group of players you might get 1 or 2 that make it
    ======================
    Who said they all have to make it?

  7. tomingeorgia March 2nd, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    AAO,
    I want to see a guy with some mileage on him first, and that;s Mustelier. He’s never NOT hit.

  8. Against All Odds March 2nd, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    Tom,

    I wouldn’t mind seeing that happen. He doesn’t have to be Cespedes but just be solid

    Mick,

    Not all but a number of them have too given the age of the team and budget constraints

  9. Jerkface March 2nd, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    Cuba vs Brazil on MLB Network. You wanna watch this game to see Cuba’s hitters.

    Despaigne, Abreu, Gourriel.

  10. Jerkface March 2nd, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    If Gourriel defected, the Yankees should be all over him.

  11. pat March 2nd, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    The Angels paying Trout $20,000 over major league minimum for 2013 is why I have no problem with players asking for the moon,sun and stars in free agency.

  12. Rich in NJ March 2nd, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    The reason I have a problem with players asking for the moon (more accurately, actually getting it) is that it tends to impact the overall talent level of the team(s) I root for. So while there is no question that position is the objectively correct one, I only care about my subjectively provincial rooting interest.

  13. J. Alfred Prufrock March 3rd, 2013 at 12:05 am

    Cano’s going down as one of the best players ever.

    He’s 30 years old. Nothing we could get back for him will be enough. I don’t give a damn that we have to pay him at age 38.

    I’ll take Cano’s age 38 over most players’ age 28.

    Cano’ll be sweet swingin’ in his twilight years.

  14. UnKnown March 3rd, 2013 at 12:19 am

    http://www.nypost.com/p/sports.....%20Yankees

    Ichiro in car accident. Lookout…

  15. Pat M. March 3rd, 2013 at 12:40 am

    JAP. Your assessment of Cano is borderline delussional. One of the best players ever ??? Really ???

  16. ltl March 3rd, 2013 at 12:46 am

    Hi Pat M. Don’t see much of you here lately. Hope that pool crew is keeping the algae under control.

    I agree, Cano seems overrated–especially just as contract talks begin. Boras propaganda that the desperate Yankee flock finds comfort in? If Cano would just give up that constant sunflower snacking he does at the plate, he might be less distracted.

  17. Rich in NJ March 3rd, 2013 at 1:05 am

    I love Cano as a player and as a personality. I don’t think he is overrated, but I have to disagree with Pruf. Any player’s age 38 season is unknowable when he is 30. Then when you factor in his tendency to swing at pitches out of the strike zone, and his body type, it offers a further note of caution. I also want to see that his subpar 2012 season v. LHP was a fluke.

    I’m glad Ich is ok.

  18. Jerkface March 3rd, 2013 at 2:26 am

    Chinese Taipei is taking on Team Honkbal

  19. UnKnown March 3rd, 2013 at 2:29 am

    These fans in Taiwan are going crazy. Smiley playing for the Netherlands who lead 3-0.

    Fun and exciting game.

  20. Jerkface March 3rd, 2013 at 3:09 am

    Close game now, Chinese Taipei just tied it up. Still threatening.

  21. Shame Spencer March 3rd, 2013 at 6:56 am

    Japan blowing things up… I have to say, I have enjoyed watching baseball at 6am.

  22. Shame Spencer March 3rd, 2013 at 6:58 am

    @Buster_ESPN

    Brett Lawrie called out Russell Martin. http://www.thestar.com/sports/.....artin.html

  23. blake March 3rd, 2013 at 7:02 am

    Japan should have blew it open a long time ago….dudes are throwing BP

  24. blake March 3rd, 2013 at 7:06 am

    @YankeesWFAN: Ichiro unhurt in car accident. #whew http://t.co/3x46c5Vdaa

  25. Shame Spencer March 3rd, 2013 at 7:10 am

    “The officer didn’t even know he played baseball,” McMullen said jokingly. “He said, ‘I know the Rays but the Yankees?’ ”

    *sigh*

    I hate Florida.

  26. blake March 3rd, 2013 at 7:12 am

    Most people in Florida probably know the Yankees but not the Rays

  27. Shame Spencer March 3rd, 2013 at 7:12 am

    Anyone know/have a guess why it takes so long for Pool D (US, Mexico, Canada, Italy) to kick off their games?

  28. blake March 3rd, 2013 at 7:14 am

    Shame Spencer says:
    March 3, 2013 at 7:12 am
    Anyone know/have a guess why it takes so long for Pool D (US, Mexico, Canada, Italy) to kick off their games?

    I don’t understand a lot about the WBC

  29. Shame Spencer March 3rd, 2013 at 7:15 am

    blake – I’m obsessed with ‘Florida Man’.. you should consider following him. Florida Man is the gift that keeps on giving:

    @_FloridaMan

    Florida Man Gave Teller Full Name While Robbing Bank | http://bit.ly/YPMA9q

  30. Shame Spencer March 3rd, 2013 at 7:16 am

    Maybe it’s a travel timing thing… Is this Pinella I’m listening to??? Jebus.

  31. blake March 3rd, 2013 at 7:19 am

    Apparently Florida has some dumb make criminals

  32. blake March 3rd, 2013 at 7:19 am

    Male

  33. FiretheUMPIRE March 3rd, 2013 at 7:25 am

    Cano’s swing is going to age just fine.

    Cano chases pitches out of the zone but so do many players.

    Cano averages 80 K’s per 162 games.

    Alex Rodriguez averages 130 K’s.

    Cano’s swing is 10x better than Arod’s. So if you are a fan who expects Alex to contribute or have recently believed or said that the Yankees can’t win without him then I don’t see why you couldn’t extend the same support to Cano.

  34. FiretheUMPIRE March 3rd, 2013 at 7:27 am

    Alex’s body type is also similar to Cano’s.

  35. blake March 3rd, 2013 at 7:29 am

    “Cano’s swing is 10x better than Arod’s”

    When Alex was Cano’s age it wasn’t….Alex was a better hitter at age 31 than Cano has ever been and it’s not even close. Alex struck out more but he also walked a lot more and hit for more power…..Cano’s swing will age fine….it’s his approach that may not. How long he stays at this level will probably depend on the adjustments he makes to his approach as his physical skills start to slip…..some make those adjustments better than others

  36. blake March 3rd, 2013 at 7:32 am

    Alex K’d a lot because he worked counts and tried to get a pitch to drive…, you’re gonna strike out some when you do that…..Cano often puts balls in play that he shouldn’t and that’s what he’s gotta work on as he ages or he could fall off quickly when the bat speed starts to go

  37. FiretheUMPIRE March 3rd, 2013 at 7:33 am

    Ok, but Cano won’t look lost out there until he’s 50. And that’s what we’re talking about here. How Cano will look at 38, how his swing will age.

  38. Shame Spencer March 3rd, 2013 at 7:34 am

    Have any studies been done on guys that throw submarine style compared to a more traditional US style? I wonder which strains the arm more.. this guy’s release is insane.

  39. FiretheUMPIRE March 3rd, 2013 at 7:34 am

    And I’m taking the 38 year old Cano over the 38 year old Alex 100x out of 100.

  40. ron March 3rd, 2013 at 7:35 am

    It is not smart to pay any player 20+ million a year past 32 yrs old,and especially approaching 40.
    It is a young man game.Always was,always will be.
    A few short years ago not many were upset about arod getting 10 years,and now with still 5 to go,he is done.

    We would be in far better shape trading cano a few months ago for a stud 3b,and pitching prospect,then signing hamilton.
    We get more ofense out of hamilton,and 2 top prospects,and a safer 5 year contract with josh.

  41. Shame Spencer March 3rd, 2013 at 7:35 am

    FiretheUMPIRE March 3rd, 2013 at 7:33 am

    Ok, but Cano won’t look lost out there until he’s 50. And that’s what we’re talking about here. How Cano will look at 38, how his swing will age.

    ——————-

    If we’re agreed Arod had a better swing at the same age (31) as Cano I dunno how we can automatically assume he’ll age better.

  42. FiretheUMPIRE March 3rd, 2013 at 7:38 am

    Alex’s swing at age 31 was still long. Now it’s long and slow. Cano has a direct, quick swing. When it slows, it will still be direct. He’s better at putting the ball in play, therefore his swing is better and he will age better.

  43. blake March 3rd, 2013 at 7:38 am

    FiretheUMPIRE says:
    March 3, 2013 at 7:34 am
    And I’m taking the 38 year old Cano over the 38 year old Alex 100x out of 100.

    Well sure because Alex has two bum hips….if Cano’s hips go bad he will have the same problems

  44. FiretheUMPIRE March 3rd, 2013 at 7:39 am

    Alex has always been a guess hitter with a huge swing and steroid-amped torque.

  45. FiretheUMPIRE March 3rd, 2013 at 7:40 am

    Cano has the sweetest swing in the game. Arod has never had that. Griffey Jr. did.

  46. blake March 3rd, 2013 at 7:42 am

    “He’s better at putting the ball in play, therefore his swing is better and he will age better.”

    When his physical ability starts to fade….those balls put in play will be more outs than he’s making now….so unless he offsets that with more power and more walks then he will decline quickly like most guys that swing a lot…..

  47. FiretheUMPIRE March 3rd, 2013 at 7:43 am

    Cano’s going to hit the ball hard when his bat slows. He’s always hit the ball on the nose like Jeter and his swing will likely age better than Jeter’s, another pretty swing.

  48. blake March 3rd, 2013 at 7:45 am

    FiretheUMPIRE says:
    March 3, 2013 at 7:39 am
    Alex has always been a guess hitter with a huge swing and steroid-amped torque.

    His swing isnt that long even now….he’s just lost a lotnofnbat speed …..he created the most
    Back spin of any player I’ve ever seen…..the hip injuries have zapped his bat speed and ability to use his legs…..watch Alex hit from the side…..especially when he was young….it’s beautiful

  49. FiretheUMPIRE March 3rd, 2013 at 7:47 am

    His swing isn’t that long? :lol: What the f ever

  50. blake March 3rd, 2013 at 7:48 am

    Jeters swing isn’t pretty at all….it’s functional and works for him….Jeter was aged well because he keeps the bat in the zone forever and also because he has a great approach at the plate….:he swings at better pitches than Cano does…..people get on Jeter for swinging early in counts…..but the pitches he swings at are strikes….Cano gets himself out a lot and that’s something that he needs to work on as he ages

  51. J. Alfred Prufrock March 3rd, 2013 at 7:49 am

    Cano is one of the most effortlessly skilled and graceful players I have ever seen in my life.

    It’s like he’s been gifted with the extra relaxation gene and is more subtly neurologically wired. He epitomizes what Hemingway calls grace under pressure.

    He will absolutely go down as one of the greatest 2B to ever play. Morgan and Alomar even pay homage to him.

    A 2B who can turn it like Cano, swing it like Cano for average and power…. that’s as rare as it gets.

    I want Cano here to help rear Anderson Feliz or Angelo Gumbs.

    Feliz even reminds me of Cano and Robi would make an excellent mentor. He can be the DH in his later years. If he loses some bat speed he can just use that lefty stick to pull shots into the seats. Besides, I don’t buy that Cano’s bat is going to wilt all that much.

    Trade Cano? Hell no!

  52. FiretheUMPIRE March 3rd, 2013 at 7:49 am

    Bat in the zone forever = pretty swing.

  53. blake March 3rd, 2013 at 7:52 am

    Miguel Cabrera’s swing is longer than Cano’s too….he’s kinda good….you have to have a little length to create power unless you’re Barry bonds ……point is that Alex hasn’t declined because of his swing….it’s been because of injuries

  54. FiretheUMPIRE March 3rd, 2013 at 7:55 am

    Right but if you have Cano’s swing you’re insulated better from aging and that’s the point here. Alex if healthy still has a terrible swing at this point in his career because it’s now slow and long.

    Rod Carew averaged 67 K’s per year with less power than Cano but granted a higher average. But Torre did draw the swing comparison.

    Carew hit .339 when 37, .295 when 38.

    Cano’s going to be crazy productive for his position, even as a grizzly vet with gray hair on his chin.

  55. blake March 3rd, 2013 at 7:55 am

    FiretheUMPIRE says:
    March 3, 2013 at 7:49 am
    Bat in the zone forever = pretty swing.

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder….but Jeters swing while incredibly functional for him isn’t one you’d really teach mechanically to kids….his approach yes

  56. J. Alfred Prufrock March 3rd, 2013 at 7:56 am

    Before he was dismissed, Valentine was asked about the way Cano looks when he plays.

    “Nothing about him is short and choppy,” Valentine said. “Everything is smooth and fluid. His double play is big steps. That’s his movement. Julio Franco wasn’t as much a genius as Cano is, but he had the same kind of movements: slower, elongated movements.

    “What does he look like? To me he looks like one of the best players to ever play the game. That’s what he looks like.”

    For Rodriguez, Cano also has the look of one of the most graceful jump shooters in basketball or a champion golfer.

    “His style reminds me of Ray Allen’s jumper, just that smooth stroke,” Rodriguez said. “And then that bunt he laid down in Toronto the other day — he pops that out of his bag in Game 159 like Phil Mickelson pulling out a sand wedge on 17. If we had 25 Robbie Canos, we would win 142 games every year.”

  57. blake March 3rd, 2013 at 7:59 am

    “Right but if you have Cano’s swing you’re insulated better from aging and that’s the point here. Alex if healthy still has a terrible swing at this point in his career because it’s now slow and long.”

    Sure if he adapts his approach as he loses bat speed and hand eye coordination….his swing is textbook so it will benefit him for sure….but rather time never loses and most guys that age well are the ones that makes adjustments as their tools change……so we will see…..Id feel better about him if his pitch selection was better…..maybe it will improve ….he’s looked great in that regard this spring

  58. blake March 3rd, 2013 at 8:00 am

    Bobby V is crazy but he can evaluate talent…always could

  59. J. Alfred Prufrock March 3rd, 2013 at 8:01 am

    Cano has never been fully appreciated. In fact, he has been called inferior to Dustin Pedroia – by YANKEE FANS.

    Those Yankee fans do not know what they’re seeing – no matter how many times they see it. They just don’t get it. That’s why he’s got that ridiculous “lazy” tag.

    How long have we had to listen to that nonsense? People who root for the Yankees pining for Dustin Pedroia? Those people – they deserve to feel how barren life at 2B will be if Cano walks for is dealt away.

  60. Shame Spencer March 3rd, 2013 at 8:03 am

    Surprised at the attendance for the China/Japan match-up.. have all the games been like this?

  61. blake March 3rd, 2013 at 8:04 am

    Pedroia is grittier from the DL

  62. J. Alfred Prufrock March 3rd, 2013 at 8:04 am

    You don’t “lose” that kind of hand-eye, blake.

    That kind of hand-eye is through the roof, that’s not happening. He may lose some bat speed, but Cano’s bat speed is also very under rated. Cano is just a gloriously talented 2B who broke the mold.

    No more Cano, and all will be woe.

    I’d pay just to watch him field and hit.

  63. FiretheUMPIRE March 3rd, 2013 at 8:06 am

    He won’t wear another uniform.

  64. J. Alfred Prufrock March 3rd, 2013 at 8:07 am

    Cano’s going to be crazy productive for his position, even as a grizzly vet with gray hair on his chin.
    ///

    This is it. Cano is just a freak of nature, especially for a 2B. This is just not cast away because of “budget” or because you worry about him in the last couple of years of his contract.

    And even if he ultimately loses some range, they’ve got Feliz or Gumbs and Cano would slide seamlessly into being probably a super DH and a left-handed one, at that.

    I think the idea of trading Robinson Cano is frankly, insane.

  65. austinmac March 3rd, 2013 at 8:08 am

    Cano is clearly critical to the Yankees, but will they pay the enormous money it will take? Once we could be assured they would sign him. Now, we lose free agents with some regularity.

    His swing plane is as good as there is. It is so flat for so long. Put him at first base when Tex leaves.

    If they sign him, they must go over the cap. Otherwise, he will play on a number of crummy teams.

  66. J. Alfred Prufrock March 3rd, 2013 at 8:08 am

    Cano is going to be very good until he’s 36, at least – that’s what I think. He’s just got extra ability to spare that other players can only dream of.

    Valentine’s right: Cano’s hands and feet and the way he moves and employs his skills at 2B – it’s the work of a genius.

  67. blake March 3rd, 2013 at 8:10 am

    J. Alfred Prufrock says:
    March 3, 2013 at 8:04 am
    You don’t “lose” that kind of hand-eye, blake.

    Sure you do….hand eye at 35 isn’t as good as it is at 30…it doesn’t just go away over night though….slips differently for everyone

  68. blake March 3rd, 2013 at 8:12 am

    “Cano is going to be very good until he’s 36, at least – that’s what I think. He’s just got extra ability to spare that other players can only dream of.”

    I think that’s possible sure…..I don’t know if he will worth 25 million a year though but. For a couple more seasons

  69. J. Alfred Prufrock March 3rd, 2013 at 8:12 am

    Just FTR, I am obviously not including Rich in NJ among fans who actually believe Dustin Pedroia is a better baseball player and 2B than Robinson Cano.

    But I disagree that Cano should be traded. Vehemently. Those 1 for 4s don’t generally work out when you’re talking about a player of his magnitude.

  70. blake March 3rd, 2013 at 8:14 am

    The decision on signing Cano should largely be determined by how serious Hal is about this budget….if he will bend it then do it….if not then they should be careful

  71. FiretheUMPIRE March 3rd, 2013 at 8:15 am

    One step at a time. I don’t even think a win-now team in contention with this kind of front office history would even trade Granderson. The idea of trading Cano is without precedent. It’s like hoping for the tooth fairy to arrive.

  72. J. Alfred Prufrock March 3rd, 2013 at 8:15 am

    Sure you do….hand eye at 35 isn’t as good as it is at 30…it doesn’t just go away over night though….slips differently for everyone
    ///

    He could get fatter and he could lose bat speed, his feet could slow down, and he could lose some arm strength. But he will not lose the hand-eye, unless he starts doing valium and drinking Jack Daniels for breakfast, ala Keith Richards.

  73. blake March 3rd, 2013 at 8:17 am

    They should only trade Cano if they aren’t willing to pay him and aren’t willing to adjust their budget should be decline early ….this is why they need to decide now what they are gonna do…..if you’re gonna sign him then step up and do it now…..if you’re not then plan accordingly

  74. J. Alfred Prufrock March 3rd, 2013 at 8:19 am

    blake March 3rd, 2013 at 8:12 am

    “Cano is going to be very good until he’s 36, at least – that’s what I think. He’s just got extra ability to spare that other players can only dream of.”

    I think that’s possible sure…..I don’t know if he will worth 25 million a year though but. For a couple more seasons
    ///

    Well if I’m right, it will be six more seasons, and what do I care for something as prosaic as Hal Steinbrenner’s money in the face of the greatness that is Robinson Cano? :)

    Seriously, I’ll let others fret that the otherwordly Cano might slip some in his dotage.

  75. FiretheUMPIRE March 3rd, 2013 at 8:19 am

    Just look how they handled CC. They gave him what he wanted. Too much? Sure, but he got what he wanted. They’re gonna ring in Cano the same way. He’ll sign during the exclusive negotiating window before free agency. The groundwork for that is being laid gradually as we speak and talks will be on and off all season, quiet, loud, quiet again, loud again etc.

  76. RhapsodyInBlue March 3rd, 2013 at 8:21 am

    Anything about Jersey you want to know?

    Never been there, but just show me how to get to the ballpark. I’ll take it from there.

    Slade Heathcott-

    I love this kid.

  77. J. Alfred Prufrock March 3rd, 2013 at 8:23 am

    blake March 3rd, 2013 at 8:17 am

    They should only trade Cano if they aren’t willing to pay him and aren’t willing to adjust their budget should be decline early ….this is why they need to decide now what they are gonna do…..if you’re gonna sign him then step up and do it now…..if you’re not then plan accordingly
    ///

    We should have some very good everyday players ready to make the jump by 2015 – when Cano is what, 32, 33? He’s a guy others can fill on around still at that age, and they’ll be done with some big contracts by then. Kids are cheap and you don’t look to slash the budget by trading a guy like this. He’s not Mark Teixeira.

  78. Shame Spencer March 3rd, 2013 at 8:26 am

    J. Alfred Prufrock March 3rd, 2013 at 8:15 am

    Sure you do….hand eye at 35 isn’t as good as it is at 30…it doesn’t just go away over night though….slips differently for everyone
    ///

    He could get fatter and he could lose bat speed, his feet could slow down, and he could lose some arm strength. But he will not lose the hand-eye, unless he starts doing valium and drinking Jack Daniels for breakfast, ala Keith Richards.

    —————

    I don’t agree, JAP. If you’re losing all of the rest (bat speed, power from the legs, arm strength, timing, etc) then all of that is going to impact your hand/eye ability.

    And I’m not arguing we shouldn’t sign Cano based on that. But it isn’t a given he’ll adjust well based on one tool. Ultimately he’ll have to put in the work and you just never know what types of injuries might impact his future (again, I’m still a fan of signing him, even with the risk).

  79. FiretheUMPIRE March 3rd, 2013 at 8:28 am

    Jeter has lost bat speed, power from the legs, arm strength etc. and take a good look at his hand/eye ability. His hits totals still rival his younger years. Jeter will turn 39 years old this year.

  80. FiretheUMPIRE March 3rd, 2013 at 8:29 am

    Power is down but he never had Cano’s power.

  81. J. Alfred Prufrock March 3rd, 2013 at 8:30 am

    “His style reminds me of Ray Allen’s jumper, just that smooth stroke,” Rodriguez said. “And then that bunt he laid down in Toronto the other day — he pops that out of his bag in Game 159 like Phil Mickelson pulling out a sand wedge on 17. If we had 25 Robbie Canos, we would win 142 games every year.”
    ///

    I thought Alex’s homage to Cano bears repeating. Takes one to know one. Further, how about Alex’s brilliant descriptions? Alex would make a great – GREAT – color commentator after his playing days. His articulacy and knowledge about baseball runs circles around most of these guys with verbal dysentery.

    Say what you want about Alex – he’s utterly humbled by the great game of baseball even though he was a master of it for so long, and he is equally humbled, awed and downright inspired when he witnesses greatness in his peers or teammates. Only Alex would come up with descriptors like that.

    I remember when they asked him how good Cano could be and he said, “As good as he wants to be.”

  82. J. Alfred Prufrock March 3rd, 2013 at 8:33 am

    I don’t agree, JAP. If you’re losing all of the rest (bat speed, power from the legs, arm strength, timing, etc) then all of that is going to impact your hand/eye ability.
    ///

    I don’t agree, obviously. Cano will be able to pick it forever.

  83. blake March 3rd, 2013 at 8:33 am

    “Jeter has lost bat speed, power from the legs, arm strength etc. and take a good look at his hand/eye ability. His hits totals still rival his younger years. Jeter will turn 39 years old this year.”

    Jeter is a special case though and again….he has a great approach at the plate….experience and smarts has to offset all that stuff to stay good

  84. J. Alfred Prufrock March 3rd, 2013 at 8:34 am

    And I’m not arguing we shouldn’t sign Cano based on that. But it isn’t a given he’ll adjust well based on one tool.
    ///

    Sorry, what do you mean, here? One tool?? Cano has four?

  85. blake March 3rd, 2013 at 8:35 am

    “We should have some very good everyday players ready to make the jump by 2015 – when Cano is what, 32, 33? He’s a guy others can fill on around still at that age, and they’ll be done with some big contracts by then. Kids are cheap and you don’t look to slash the budget by trading a guy like this. He’s not Mark Teixeira”

    Id like to keep him but Hal has to be willing to do it….and then not hold it against them later

  86. blake March 3rd, 2013 at 8:39 am

    JAP,

    How much have you seen Austin live? I think that kid is gonna be a Yankee….

  87. blake March 3rd, 2013 at 8:40 am

    Trouts agent suggested yesterday that he was upset with his contract and at not playing CF….we will take him in 6 years!

  88. FiretheUMPIRE March 3rd, 2013 at 8:42 am

    Cano is a special case as well. And while his approach isn’t Jeter’s he can put balls in play that Jeter can’t. And you also say Jeter’s smart. What about Cano? Is he dumb? I don’t think you could get to Cano’s level if you were not a smart hitter. Could he be smarter? Well, Alex doesn’t look too smart up there lately with all his guessing. Talk about a dumb hitter.

  89. Shame Spencer March 3rd, 2013 at 8:44 am

    J. Alfred Prufrock March 3rd, 2013 at 8:34 am

    And I’m not arguing we shouldn’t sign Cano based on that. But it isn’t a given he’ll adjust well based on one tool.
    ///

    Sorry, what do you mean, here? One tool?? Cano has four?

    ————–

    No, I was just talking hitting.. like he can have great hand eye coordination but at some point if he can’t figure out how to make productive contact without the same bat speed the good hand-eye isn’t going to necessarily make up for it.

  90. Yankee Trader March 3rd, 2013 at 8:45 am

    From NY Post:

    “The Yankees assigned right-handed pitchers Corey Black, Matt Daley, Nick Goody, Shane Greene, Bryan Mitchell, Zach Nuding, Mike O’Brien and Ryan Pope. Also sent out was infielder Kyle Roller.”

    Any hopefuls in that group of 9 to someday play with the parent club?

  91. Yankee Trader March 3rd, 2013 at 8:45 am

    New Post—————>

  92. FiretheUMPIRE March 3rd, 2013 at 8:45 am

    Hand-eye coordination is too an old hitter as location is to a pitcher with diminished velocity. Where the bat meets the ball matters.

  93. J. Alfred Prufrock March 3rd, 2013 at 8:45 am

    blake March 3rd, 2013 at 8:39 am

    JAP,

    How much have you seen Austin live? I think that kid is gonna be a Yankee….
    //

    I saw him once, IN EL playoffs. He had a nice patient AB and pulled a single through the hole. Was hoping to see him in the next game, but they scratched him. Yeah, he looks really really good. Have not seen him play RF. He played 1B the day I saw him.

  94. blake March 3rd, 2013 at 8:46 am

    “Cano is a special case as well. And while his approach isn’t Jeter’s he can put balls in play that Jeter can’t. And you also say Jeter’s smart. What about Cano”

    Swinging at those pitches gets Cano out a lot and the worry is it’ll get him out more often as he ages…..I didn’t say Cano wouldn’t make the adjustments….just said he would have to ….Jeter already has done it.

  95. CountryClub March 3rd, 2013 at 8:47 am

    I think he will, but if Cano doesn’t rebound vs lefties this season, some of you will need to adjust your expectations for his future years.

  96. J. Alfred Prufrock March 3rd, 2013 at 8:50 am

    Cano’s troubles against lefties won’t last. He’s historically hit them very well. Last season was a fluke.

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