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Spring training Game 10: Yankees at Red Sox

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Mar 03, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (2-7)
Brett Gardner LF
Eduardo Nunez SS
Jayson Nix 2B
Juan Rivera DH
Dan Johnson 1B
Melky Mesa CF
Zoilo Almonte RF
Corban Joseph 3B
Bobby Wilson C

RHP Adam Warren (0-0, 0.00)
Warren also had a spring start against the Red Sox last year

RED SOX (5-4)
Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Dustin Pedroia 2B
Stephen Drew SS
Mike Napoli 1B
Daniel Nava LF
Will Middlebrooks 3B
Jarrod Saltalamacchia DH
David Ross C
Jackie Bradley RF

RHP Ryan Dempster (0-0, 0.00)
Dempster vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 1:35 p.m., YES Network

WEATHER: Little bit warmer than in Tampa. Temperatures in the low 60s.

UMPIRES: I’m not there yet, so I actually don’t know.

OUT OF THE PEN: Pretty significant group of relievers for Boston today. The Red Sox are scheduled to use LHP Drake Britton, RHP Junichi Tazawa, RHP Joel Hanrahan, LHP Andrew Miller, RHP Andrew Bailey and RHP Koji Uehara.

WHAT TO WATCH: Adam Warren pitched well against the Red Sox last spring. Now he gets another turn in Fort Myers. … Melky Mesa made the decision to stay with the Yankees rather than play in the World Baseball Classic. He’s banking on getting a real look this spring, and today’s another chance to make an impression. … If the Yankees are going to carry a left-handed reserve infielder — a new Eric Chavez — it’s likely to be either Dan Johnson or Corban Joseph, each of whom is playing today.

LIGHT ON THE UPDATES TODAY: There’s been so much to write here in Tampa that I honestly haven’t left for Fort Myers (the Tampa press box is still full despite no game today). Updates are probably going to be pretty light at best.

UPDATE, 1:18 p.m.: Turns out, it’s a 1:35 first pitch, not 1:05. It’s been a long day.

UPDATE, 2:03 p.m.: Solo homer by Mike Napoli has the Red Sox in front 1-0.

UPDATE, 2:44 p.m.: Bad throw by Gardner on that ball off the second base bag and into left field. Gardner might have gotten the out at second base, but his throw was way off line.

UPDATE, 2:48 p.m.: Another pretty impressive inning from Ramirez.

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83 Responses to “Spring training Game 10: Yankees at Red Sox”

  1. tucker March 3rd, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    Warren is facing the mostly A lineup for the Sox. Should be a nice test for him.

  2. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 3rd, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    “Here in MA, NESN is airing a half hour of programming called “The Best of Don & Jerry 2012.” I so strongly loathe NESN.

    You all in New York just do not understand how good you have it ”

    I am SO with you. Refuse to watch the Don and Jerry show! Ugh.

    ************

    YF, are you working on another degree?

  3. fiveironfromfenway March 3rd, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    True re. NESN. But the program guide has the game starting at 1:30. Maybe they are just showing it on a bit of a delay.

  4. randy l. March 3rd, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    rich in nj-

    i’m just coming up to speed on heathcott. what caught my eye this morning is how the same old hype and enthusiasm is happening on the blog with young prospects. i’m really just pointing out heathcott is a long way from someone the yankees can count on because of his past and the problems he has.
    i hope he makes it.

    but to me it’s just more of the same old, same old of dreaming about the future when in reality, the yankees end up with damaged flawed players like romine, joba, betances, baneulos, brackman etc, even hughes didn’t come close to his ceiling. the best young players are the ones who’ve left,jackson and kennedy.

    i think it’s crazy to get excited about young yankee players until they actually put up some numbers at the mlb level and stick. even then like with a player like melky they trade him.

    i guess i’m simply saying i have almost no faith that cashman and yankee management with stay on course and complete the job with young players.

    so therefore i’m not really very optimistic about heathcott though the upside is obviously huge.

  5. Rich in NJ March 3rd, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    randy

    Specifics about Heathcott aside (although if with a little luck and a chance I think he could move quickly), we are starved for young players to root for. The last wave has, with a few exceptions (Robertson, Gardner) have either been traded (AJack, IPK, Melky, Montero), poorly developed (Joba), or had some success but are likely to leave (Hughes).

    With an aging roster, the contradictory signals about austerity and the need to win every year, we can’t be certain if Austin, Heathcott, Williams, etc. will be afforded the necessary patience, or if the top young starting pitchers (Banuelos, Piineda, Campos, Banuelos) will ever reach their once projected ceilings.

    To build on the silly analogy from yesterday, it’s the only restaurant in town (really, the only food source), so we can only hope that they get this right and are lucky as well.

  6. RadioKev March 3rd, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    Didn’t Warren have a good start against the Sox last spring training?

  7. randy l. March 3rd, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    “To build on the silly analogy from yesterday, it’s the only restaurant in town (really, the only food source), so we can only hope that they get this right and are lucky as well.”

    rich in nj-

    until cashman is no longer the chef, i’m eating as little as possible :)

  8. RadioKev March 3rd, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    Napoli crushes a home run to center.

  9. Stoneburner - The Return of Wax March 3rd, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    “To build on the silly analogy from yesterday, it’s the only restaurant in town (really, the only food source), so we can only hope that they get this right and are lucky as well.”

    rich in nj-

    until cashman is no longer the chef, i’m eating as little as possible

    *****

    Naaah – there are plenty of other restuarants/teams out there – go eat at/root for one of them if you are so miserable and ungrateful – - – - -which by your comments that you do not even watch every game anymore you are – - – -loser baseball watcher – jump ship and complain about the 2012 season and now the 2013 season – - – -

  10. RadioKev March 3rd, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    I’m pretty sure this NESN broadcast violates the Geneva convention.

    I just found out that the MLB TV YES broadcast is not blacked out. Relief :)

  11. randy l. March 3rd, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    “loser baseball watcher – jump ship and complain about the 2012 season and now the 2013 season – – – -”

    you’re absolutely right. i’ve never been a watcher.

    i try to keep an open mind about people who are spectators only.

    it’s just not me though :)

    if the yankees want to get my attention they have to do something to earn it.

  12. RadioKev March 3rd, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    What IS the deal with Nunez’s helmet?

  13. jacksquat March 3rd, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    Oh, I stopped reading yesterday. Silly analogy? Right, there are no other baseball teams out there. Hell, there is another right in the same city.

  14. RadioKev March 3rd, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    Jose Ramirez is electric. NESN/YES had about 1 MPH of a difference between their radar guns, but he was lo-mid 90s. A couple of good sliders. Held his own against the big leaguers.

  15. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 3rd, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    Dempster looks like he just came out of a cave. Perfect addition to the Suxers.

  16. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 3rd, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    I’m easy. The Yanks get (and keep) my attention by the mere fact that they exist.

    :)

    Oops, I meant Miller (just coming out of a cave.)

  17. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 3rd, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    Nice fielding by Yanks. So good to see Gardner back!!!

  18. Chip March 3rd, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    Interesting stuff from Girardi during his in game presser with the YES boys.

    1. If Melky Mesa makes the team he will play CF and Gardner will play LF.

    2. Team really likes Jose Ramirez and was interested in seeing him against ML regulars today and he just needs to work on his slider’s consistency.

    3. They are taking a long look at the other LHRP in camp in case Boone isn’t ready

    For the first time I think that Girardi is seriously leaning towards Mesa making the team out of spring training as opposed to Juan Rivera playing LF until Granderson comes back.

    Ramirez might just jump ahead of a bunch of guys on the depth chart – this kid is big has a plus fastball and once he gets some of that secondary stuff working he’s going to be a monster in the rotation.

    Again Nunez is at SS – I’m not sure if I’ve seen him play anywhere else on the field this spring. I have to assume that if Derek’s healthy then Nunez is going to open in AAA with either Velazquez or Nix as the utility infielder (both players would need to be added to the 40)

    If the Yankees decide to take a LH for the bench it is between Joseph and Dan Johnson; so far you would have to give the edge to CoJo; he’s been better offensively and defensively than Johnson (and is already on the 40).

    So if I was making a roster today I would assume that Logan and Jeter are good to go and Hughes stays in Tampa:

    SS – Jeter
    RF – Ichiro
    1b – Tex
    2b – Cano
    3b – Youk
    DH – Pronk
    C – Cervelli
    CF – Mesa
    LF – Gardner

    Bench: Stewart, Nix, Mustellier, CoJo

    Rotation:
    CC
    Kuroda
    Andy
    Nova
    Phelps

    LHRP: Logan, Rapada
    RHRP: Rivera, Robertson, Aardsma, Joba, Kelley

    That means the Yankees need to clear 2 spots from the 40 man roster (Mustelier and Nix) they can do that by putting Pineda and Cabral on the 60 DL or by trading Cody Eppley for a minor leaguer who doesn’t need a 40 man roster spot.

  19. Chip March 3rd, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    RadioKev March 3rd, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    Jose Ramirez is electric. NESN/YES had about 1 MPH of a difference between their radar guns, but he was lo-mid 90s. A couple of good sliders. Held his own against the big leaguers.
    ——————

    Really impressive getting Napoli, Nava and Middlebrooks out after getting in a little jam.

  20. Chip March 3rd, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    Wouldn’t mind seeing Hanrahan have a game like this in the regular season.

  21. ac1 March 3rd, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    River Ave. Blues ?@RiverAveBlues

    Yankees interested in Chien-Ming Wang, had “major interest” in Javy Vazquez http://rab.me/13yAHIx

    ____

    I hope we get CMW back but WHAT!?!?!?!?! regarding Vazquez… Wasn’t two major failures in NY enough?

  22. Chip March 3rd, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    The other thing about having a bench of Mustelier, CoJo and Nix is that you have three guys who can all play multiple positions for you as opposed to going with say, Rivera and Nunez, who are both limited in where they can play.

    And since no one else is talking I can beat this dead horse as much as I want. :-)

  23. Chip March 3rd, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    ac1 March 3rd, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    River Ave. Blues ?@RiverAveBlues

    Yankees interested in Chien-Ming Wang, had “major interest” in Javy Vazquez http://rab.me/13yAHIx

    ____

    I hope we get CMW back but WHAT!?!?!?!?! regarding Vazquez… Wasn’t two major failures in NY enough?
    —————–

    Yeah I saw that about Javy this morning on MLB TradeRumors. I don’t know what the Yankees would be thinking there…then again a couple of years ago Heyman reported that the Yankees were trying to re-up Carl Pavano….my guess is that if was still playing the Yankees would give Jeff Weaver’s agent a call.

  24. RadioKev March 3rd, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    Ramirez might just jump ahead of a bunch of guys on the depth chart – this kid is big has a plus fastball and once he gets some of that secondary stuff working he’s going to be a monster in the rotation.
    ————-

    I’m not so sure about that. Ramirez needs to just pitch a full season right now.

  25. RadioKev March 3rd, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    And Mesa still strikes out a lot…

  26. RadioKev March 3rd, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    Ramirez in for a third inning of work. That’s interesting.

  27. Jerkface March 3rd, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    1. If Melky Mesa makes the team he will play CF and Gardner will play LF.

    This is annoying. Put Brett in CF damn.

  28. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 3rd, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    Since Javy’s out for the season we don’t have to worry. But I would DEFINITELY question the sanity of the Yanks if they were seriously considering it. I was against it on the second go-round. Absolutely insane to even spend a second on it for a third go-round.

  29. FiretheUMPIRE March 3rd, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    Seriously haven’t they figured out by now that Javy is a double agent?

  30. FiretheUMPIRE March 3rd, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    In cahoots with Carla Pavano?

  31. jacksquat March 3rd, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    Jose. :)

  32. Shame Spencer March 3rd, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    Chip – I saw that too, he said that’s why Gardner was playing LF today.

    ….I don’t get it.

  33. FiretheUMPIRE March 3rd, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    Jim Rome should call him Carla Pavano someday. Reminds me of this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uczUKTwgqeY

  34. ac1 March 3rd, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    im excited for the day our lower level pitchers get through the system – also heathcott/austin/williams…..

  35. Chip March 3rd, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    Shame Spencer March 3rd, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    Chip – I saw that too, he said that’s why Gardner was playing LF today.

    ….I don’t get it.
    ————–

    Maybe the thought is that if Mesa’s up here you just want him thinking about adjusting to ML pitching not ML pitching and a new position?

  36. jacksquat March 3rd, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    I’m sure the reason would be “because Mesa is used to playing CF and Brett is experienced in LF.”

  37. Chip March 3rd, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    RadioKev March 3rd, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    And Mesa still strikes out a lot…
    —————–

    25% K rate last year down from 31%. In fairness Granderson’s K rate last year was about 33%

  38. tomingeorgia March 3rd, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    Whitley never broke a sweat. Nice inning.

  39. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 3rd, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    “Jim Rome should call him Carla Pavano someday. Reminds me of this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uczUKTwgqeY

    :D

    What a fall from grace Pavano had. I still track it to the break up he had with his then-fiancee his first season with the Yanks. She dumped him early on and he went into a depression and was never the same since. I actually remember reading an article where one of his uncles talked about how upset Pavano was and how he just stayed in his apartment, had no friends, etc. The uncle asked for understanding for Pavano and what he was going through. I guess women have been his achilles heel.

    Everyone’s built different. I continue to use Bernie Williams and Paul O’Neill as examples of contrasts. When Bernie’s dad was ill, he was so distracted that he ended up taking a leave of absence. He was lost at the plate and you could see it every time he was up. Paul O’Neill played in the world series the night his dad died.

    As I am always wont to say, men, not machines.

  40. raymagnetic March 3rd, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    They said on the telecast that some scouts believe Mesa is the best defensive outfielder in the organization.

  41. RadioKev March 3rd, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    Chip March 3rd, 2013 at 3:26 pm
    RadioKev March 3rd, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    And Mesa still strikes out a lot…
    —————–

    25% K rate last year down from 31%. In fairness Granderson’s K rate last year was about 33%
    ———

    And in fairness, Mesa is striking out that much in the minors… I don’t think that percentage is going down if he plays in the majors.

  42. randy l. March 3rd, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    wow, sunday televised yankee red sox game gets 37 comments through 8 innings.

    the yankee red sox rivalry ain’t what it used to be.

  43. ac1 March 3rd, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    I know this is unlikely, but JR Murphy should at least be looked at as catcher.

  44. FiretheUMPIRE March 3rd, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    There is no rivalry because the Red Sox are irrelevant.

  45. tomingeorgia March 3rd, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    J.R. just put a charge into the first pitch he saw for a line double.

  46. Jerkface March 3rd, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    Austin is going to get another AB \o/

  47. Chip March 3rd, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    ac1,

    I’m sure he’ll get consideration if he puts together a good minor league season and Romine struggles with either performance or health.

    Ray,

    I think they were talking about in the minor leagues. Brett Gardner’s the best defensive outfielder overall.

    Kev,

    Only one way to find out. He has certainly done nothing wrong this spring and with Granderson’s injury seems to have earned a shot.

  48. Doreen March 3rd, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    I’ve watched Mesa play CF at Trenton. Loved watching him play defense.

    It makes sense to me to go the path of least resistance and keep Mesa in CF.

  49. RadioKev March 3rd, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    What…. was that throw…

  50. raymagnetic March 3rd, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    “Ray,

    I think they were talking about in the minor leagues. Brett Gardner’s the best defensive outfielder overall. ”

    The way I heard it was that they think he’s the best, majors included.

  51. Chip March 3rd, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    Luke Murton’s a guy I was pretty excited to see in big league camp but have to say, haven’t been at all impressed with him on either side of the ball.

  52. ac1 March 3rd, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    The way I heard it was that they think he’s the best, majors included.
    ___

    My guess is if they go with Mesa, Mesa will play CF and Gardner at LF just because he can.
    If they go with Almonte, Gardner will play CF, Ichiro will play LF and Zoological will play RF.

    If they go with Rivera and Diaz, i will cry.

  53. Chip March 3rd, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    raymagnetic March 3rd, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    “Ray,

    I think they were talking about in the minor leagues. Brett Gardner’s the best defensive outfielder overall. ”

    The way I heard it was that they think he’s the best, majors included.
    —————–

    Interesting. Gardner just said that Mesa has a cannon for an arm so maybe they figure that the range is pretty close and give Mesa the edge on the throwing arm?

  54. pkyankfan69 March 3rd, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    I just turned the game on, tough loss for the Knicks.

    HOLY CRAP, that ‘lets go Red Sox’ chant is SO annoying…

  55. ac1 March 3rd, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    man the defense this spring has been brutal

  56. ac1 March 3rd, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    I think Mesa put himself in a good position to replace Grandy in April by backing out of the WBC…. Smart move.

  57. Chip March 3rd, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    ac1 March 3rd, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    If they go with Rivera and Diaz, i will cry.
    —————–

    *nodding sadly*

    Mentioned it yesterday, the current CBA states that players like Rivera and Diaz who have significant ML time but are on minors contracts have to be told by the 26th if they’re making the team. If they aren’t, the team either kicks them $100k as an incentive to go to AAA or they are granted free agency. My guess is that the Yankees will keep either or both of those guys and we’ll hear Girardi and/or Cashman say that this gives them an extended look at them and Mesa, Almonte and Mustelier will be at AAA if they’re needed but that they didn’t want to lose Rivera or Diaz.

    Personally I think that’s horsepoop, but it’s also completely predictable given the way the team operates.

  58. Against All Odds March 3rd, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    Chip March 3rd, 2013 at 3:07 pm
    ac1 March 3rd, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    River Ave. Blues ?@RiverAveBlues

    Yankees interested in Chien-Ming Wang, had “major interest” in Javy Vazquez http://rab.me/13yAHIx

    ____

    I hope we get CMW back but WHAT!?!?!?!?! regarding Vazquez… Wasn’t two major failures in NY enough?
    —————–

    Yeah I saw that about Javy this morning on MLB TradeRumors. I don’t know what the Yankees would be thinking there…then again a couple of years ago Heyman reported that the Yankees were trying to re-up Carl Pavano….my guess is that if was still playing the Yankees would give Jeff Weaver’s agent a call.

    ————–

    When it comes to Javy I think they are trying to show his failures can be attributed to bad luck/timing rather than him not being able to handle it.

  59. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 3rd, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    “There is no rivalry because the Red Sox are irrelevant.”

    :)

    I am a defense junkie. I can get chills watching great plays in the field. A cannon for an arm? I’m a candidate for the vapors. The closest I came to feeling depression watching baseball was watching noodle-arms in the outfield and the total lack of oppositional respect that automatically came with it.

  60. PacoDooley March 3rd, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    pkyankfan69 March 3rd, 2013 at 3:46 pm
    I just turned the game on, tough loss for the Knicks.

    HOLY CRAP, that ‘lets go Red Sox’ chant is SO annoying…
    —————————————-

    No kidding. I keep thinking that they have stopped, but they seem to have no limit to their energy to annoy.

  61. Chip March 3rd, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    With Rapada, Cabral, Spence, Rondon and Cedeno I don’t see any reason why the Yankees would hesitate to trade Logan if they find a team willing to offer them a useful prospect.

  62. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 3rd, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    “When it comes to Javy I think they are trying to show his failures can be attributed to bad luck/timing rather than him not being able to handle it.”

    Against, and if anyone buys this, I have some land under water that I’m selling for a small fortune.

  63. PacoDooley March 3rd, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    ac1 March 3rd, 2013 at 3:47 pm
    man the defense this spring has been brutal
    ———————————-

    This current infield is particularly pathetic. Makes you realize how great the average MLB infield is given how sorry this group looks on each grounder in play.

  64. PacoDooley March 3rd, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    ac1 March 3rd, 2013 at 3:37 pm
    I know this is unlikely, but JR Murphy should at least be looked at as catcher.
    ——————————-

    He had a fair amount of prospect hype a couple of years ago and I suppose he could re-emerge as a legit talent, no?

  65. Chip March 3rd, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    Against All Odds March 3rd, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    ————–

    When it comes to Javy I think they are trying to show his failures can be attributed to bad luck/timing rather than him not being able to handle it.

    ———————-

    Whatever the reason for his failures they were epic and Brian needs to get over his obsession with him

  66. PacoDooley March 3rd, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    Can someone please tell the chanting Sox fans that spring games don’t count and the guys they are cheering for are not going to be in Boston when the season starts. Pathetic. So annoying that I am turning the game off…

  67. Against All Odds March 3rd, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    @Trish I agree but that seems to be the only logical reason. The man bombed in his first two stint when he was in or around his prime but yet they have interest again.

  68. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 3rd, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    I agree that the rivalry is pretty extinct right now.

    Alas.

    :)

  69. tomingeorgia March 3rd, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    Two nice swings in a row.

  70. pkyankfan69 March 3rd, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    YES should send some free hamburgers and hot dogs down to the chanting kids… Can’t chant while they are eating… Just make sure they are not sending anything with sugar.

  71. Chip March 3rd, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    PacoDooley March 3rd, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    ac1 March 3rd, 2013 at 3:37 pm
    I know this is unlikely, but JR Murphy should at least be looked at as catcher.
    ——————————-

    He had a fair amount of prospect hype a couple of years ago and I suppose he could re-emerge as a legit talent, no?
    —————

    I think there’s some question about his ability behind the plate. Plus he’s been overshadowed by superior catching prospects around him.

    He wasn’t particularly good offensively, but he does have talent.

    I know that last year they worked him at 3b.

  72. Chip March 3rd, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    PacoDooley March 3rd, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    Can someone please tell the chanting Sox fans that spring games don’t count and the guys they are cheering for are not going to be in Boston when the season starts. Pathetic. So annoying that I am turning the game off…
    —————-

    Kids + Sugar + empty stadium

  73. Chip March 3rd, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    Tyler Austin really does just look like a good hitter.

  74. randy l. March 3rd, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    i was just checking up on jackie bradley, red sox outfield prospect.
    i see he ranks higher than any of the three yankee outfield prospects.
    wow, he must be really good since he ranks higher than any of them.

    http://www.baseballamerica.com.....e.php#2011

    interesting to just glance down through the years to see who made it and who didn’t.

  75. Against All Odds March 3rd, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    Chip March 3rd, 2013 at 3:56 pm
    Against All Odds March 3rd, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    ————–

    When it comes to Javy I think they are trying to show his failures can be attributed to bad luck/timing rather than him not being able to handle it.

    ———————-

    Whatever the reason for his failures they were epic and Brian needs to get over his obsession with him

    —————–

    I agree but Cashman can be stubborn when it comes to certain players.

  76. Chip March 3rd, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    The fact that Bobby Wilson got the start today over Austin Romine pretty much says that Romine’s heading to AAA.

  77. randy l. March 3rd, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    “I agree that the rivalry is pretty extinct right now.

    Alas.”

    if you take jeter and rivera off the yankees, i don’t think there’s that much difference between the two teams.

    the red sox have that bogaerts kid at short as a top ten prospect. bradley in center coming up.

    all that room under the 189.

    is there that much difference between the red sox and yankees ?

  78. hardwired7 March 3rd, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    Chip March 3rd, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    PacoDooley March 3rd, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    Can someone please tell the chanting Sox fans that spring games don’t count and the guys they are cheering for are not going to be in Boston when the season starts. Pathetic. So annoying that I am turning the game off…
    —————-

    Kids + Sugar + empty stadium

    ———–

    Kids into baseball? I’m all for it.

  79. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 3rd, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    “is there that much difference between the red sox and yankees ?”

    Tons of difference. Advantage, Yankee. Unless of course you don’t value pitching.

    :)

    *************

    About Javy, I sure don’t understand the obsession. Javy was guilty of the thing that the Yankees seem to dislike – the laissez-faire attitude. It was later said during his first stint that he was playing injured and that was the reason for his poor pitching. Yet when he was asked about it at the time, he said that he didn’t see any problem with his pitching and didn’t see any need to change anything. Wrong answer in the Bronx! Okay, so for whatever reason they bring him back a second time, and unfortunately he once again ends up not having a great season. I believe he’s just not cut out for the Bronx. It happens. Brian Cashman take note.

  80. randy l. March 3rd, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    “Kids into baseball? I’m all for it.”

    good point

    it’s a game after all.

    if kids aren’t into it there’d eventually be no mlb.

  81. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 3rd, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    Good game Yanks!

    Later y’all.

  82. Against All Odds March 3rd, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    Chip March 3rd, 2013 at 4:03 pm
    The fact that Bobby Wilson got the start today over Austin Romine pretty much says that Romine’s heading to AAA.

    ———————-

    Even if Romine had a great Spring he was going there. Cashman basically let it be known on Mike’s show he had no chance of winning the job no matter what he did.

  83. randy l. March 3rd, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    “Tons of difference. Advantage, Yankee. Unless of course you don’t value pitching.”

    with farrel back, i wouldn’t be surprised to see a big improvement in red sox pitching.
    farrel made lester into a solid number two when he was there.

    the red sox have a starting catcher who hit 25 homers and a back up who is better than either yankee catcher.

    the red sox already did their implosion and cleaned house.
    they look to be in a better position for the future since hal has chosen to not go all in.

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