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Yankees minor league work groups

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Mar 04, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

While the big leaguers had an off day, minor league camp opened this morning.

These are the initial work group assignments. Let me say the same thing I say every year about these assignments: Don’t put too much weight into them. With so many upper-level minor leaguers still in big league camp, assignments are subject to a lot of change.

Quite often, the Yankees fill upper-level spots with extremely low-level players.  For example, right now Austin Jones and Exicardo Cayones are on the Triple-A roster, but neither has played above short-season ball. They’re filling spots until guys get sent out of big league camp. A guy like Mason Williams, who’s assignment is basically predetermined, is already assigned to the Tampa group because the Yankees know he’ll be there. No sense moving him around.

One rule of thumb: Players usually tickle down; they rarely get bumped up. That rule isn’t absolute, but it’s generally true.  As a pretty easy example, Kyle Roller has been assigned to Trenton. In theory, it’s possible he could instead open the year in Tampa, but he’s not going to open in Scranton. The fact Angelo Gumbs and Dante Bichette have each been assigned to the Charleston work group suggests — but doesn’t prove — that the Yankees are planning to have them repeat Low-A, at least to start the season.

For a lot of the players on this list, their assignment is all about filling needs. If one group needs a second baseman, it gets a second baseman. That sort of thing. Again, don’t make too much of these assignment, but it gives a basic idea of where guys are for these early minor league workouts.

And I have no idea while Jose Campos is listed as Vicente Campos, but he is.

SCRANTON/WILKES-BARRE

Pitchers
Arbiso, Cory
Arrebato, Rigoberto
Black, Sean
Bleich, Jeremy
Bootcheck, Chris
Chirinos, Luis
Daley, Matt
Gerritse, Brett
Guerra, Pedro
Hall, Shaeffer
Heyer, Craig
Lewis, Fred
Mascheri, Rich
Mejia, Edixon
Moreno, Diego
Pope, Ryan
Richardson, Matt
Romanski, Josh
Sneed, Kramer
Stoneburner, Graham
Venditte, Pat (WBC)

Catchers
Baker, Ryan
Farnham, Jeff
McCoy, Nick

Infielders
Corona, Reegie
Jones, Austin
Kuo, Fu-Lin
Mahoney, Kevin
Mojica, Jose
Rosario, Francisco
Stevenson, Casey
Toussen, Jose

Outfielders
Brown, Shane
Cayones, Exicardo
Grice, Cody
Johnson, Cody
Medchill, Neil
Sosa, Eduardo

TRENTON

Pitchers
Barreda, Manny
Bashore, Matt
Brebbia, John
Burawa, Dan
Castro, Kelvin
Cotham, Caleb
Dott, Aaron
Heredia, Jairo
Mahoney, Dan
Mesa, Jose
Nuding, Zach
O’Brien, Mikey
Oliver, Will
Paullus, Ben
Rodriguez,Wilton
Short, Charles
Smith, Adam
Smith, Alex
Smith, Chris
Varnadore, Derek
Woods, Zach

Catchers
Blaser, Tyson
Rabago, Hector
Remedios, David

Infielders
Angelini, Carmen
Barroso, Leugim
Custodio, Claudio
Nunez, Reymond
Roller, Kyle
Rosario, Jose

Outfielder
Aldrich, Daniel
DeLeon, Kelvin
Oh, Danny
Oliberto, Mikeson

TAMPA

Pitcher
Acevedo,Andury
Allen, Scottie
Arneson, Zach
Basford, Charles
Black, Corey
Campos, Vicente
Canela, Erick
Checo, Mariel
DeLa Cruz, Joel
DeLuca, Evan
Enns, Dietrich
Flight, Tim
Garrison, Taylor
Goody, Nick
Greene, Shane
Haslup, Charles
Lopez,Stefan
Maher, Joey
Martinez, Dallas
Mitchell, Bryan
Pazos, James
Wetherell, Phil

Catchers
Tejeda, Isaias
Valera, Jackson
Wilson, Wes

Infielders
Butler, Saxon
Castillo, Ali
Feliz, Anderson
Fiorito, Dan
Refsnyder, Rob
Smith, Dalton
Snyder, Matt
Wilson, Zach

Outfielders
Breen, Chris
Dugas, Taylor
Gamel, Ben
Leonora, Ericson
Sanchez,Yeral
Williams, Mason

CHARLESTON

Pitchers
Bautista,Rony
Benak, Andrew
Camarena, Daniel
Cote, Jordan
Davis, Rookie
Dawe, Dayton
DePaula, Rafael
Encinas, Gabe
Erickson, Eric
Gallegos, Giovanny
Hebert, Chaz
Hensley, Ty
Lail, Brady
Luis, Omar
Morton, Tayor
Niebla, Luis
Rincon, Angel
Rutckyj, Evan
Severino, Luis
Sharp, Hayden
Vargas, Cesar
Frare, Caleb (rehab)
Cruz, Dawerd (rehab)
Varce, Zach (rehab)

Catchers
De Oleo, Eduardo
O’Brien, Pete
Torrens, Luis
Vavrusa, Daniel

Infielders
Anderson, Jake
Andujar, Miguel
Aune, Austin
Avelino, Abiatal
Bichette, Dante
Bird, Greg
Duran, Matt
Gumbs, Angelo

Outfielders
Calderon, Yeicok
Cave, Jake
Lopez, Daniel
Mikolas, Nathan
Santana, Ravel

Associated Press photo of Roller

 
 

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52 Responses to “Yankees minor league work groups”

  1. Pat M. March 4th, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    blake…. Cubsa are at 72 on the over / under. G.Love, Indians are listed at 77.5. ….LA Dodger sare at 90 as are the Nationals. Time to do homework and all opinions are welcomed

  2. blake March 4th, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    Id take the over on the Cubs at 72
    Probably take the over on both the Dodgers and Nats.
    Indians one is tough….I do think they are better but their rotation is still pretty bad….I think they might get 78 wins though

  3. Rich in NJ March 4th, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    I like the Braves.

  4. blake March 4th, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    Rich in NJ says:
    March 4, 2013 at 9:42 pm
    I like the Braves.

    Their offense and pen is legit….all depends on their rotation ….they need Medlin to repeat and Minor to take a step forward

  5. Rich in NJ March 4th, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    No, blake, I mean I like the Braves. ;) Their my second favorite team this season.

  6. jacksquat March 4th, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    Tar March 4th, 2013 at 8:33 pm
    I am really trying to think positive of Cashman here. But honestly I am having a hard time.

    Yes the Wounded Warrior Project is a great and worthy cause.

    But wasn’t this really about Cashman getting a free ride to skydive with The Golden Knights? I can’t help but think the Wounded Warrior Project was just a secondary consideration to make it all work.

    Consider this:

    “When the Golden Knights parachuted into Yankee Stadium last summer, they raised the opportunity and option of doing something. I went up to West Point and once we solidified the exhibition game with the Army, there are a lot of Army themes going on and a lot of conversations about doing a jump and jumping.”

    Was there any mention of doing something for the Wounded Warrior Project? No!

    It wasn’t like let’s find a way to raise awareness for the project so how about a jump. I would love it, if that was the case.

    No it was all about “doing a jump and jumping”. Sorry I can’t help but question his every move and motive. He did it to get a fee jump.

    So excuse me if I can’t get all worked up about Cashman getting a to jump with The Golden Knights, and oh by the way it’s for a good cause. Also his timing during the first week of ST is just awful. There was a better time to do this Brian.

    Bottom line is it did raise awareness, so that is great. But I am reluctant to give Brian credit for it. Am I wrong?

    This is a perfect example of the person I’ve talked about that can see Cashman doing no right and finding something wrong in everything he does.

    This post is ridiculous. I suppose he also did other charity events just for personal pleasure as well, such as bartending for prostate c@ncer and sleeping on the sidewalk for homeless youth?

  7. blake March 4th, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    Rich,

    Oh…lol…yea me too….they are my NL team….they gonna be exciting to watch

  8. Pat M. March 4th, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    Rich in NJ….. The Chipper-less Braves are at 86

  9. Rich in NJ March 4th, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    As I said on the prior thread, I don’t doubt Cashman’s motives (and I feel bad that he got hurt), but the change in his behavior over the last few years has alienated a lot of his former defenders, myself included (I realize that’s tough to believe for people who didn’t read my posts a few years back). Tar is as reasonable as any poster here. If he is a little skeptical of the guy, that is his right.

    The last thing that Cashman has to worry about is not getting enough credit for the Yankees’ success since Stick assembled the core that in some ways still leads the team, almost 20 years later.

  10. blake March 4th, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    Pat M. says:
    March 4, 2013 at 10:19 pm
    Rich in NJ….. The Chipper-less Braves are at 86

    Over

  11. G. Love March 4th, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    Pat M.,

    I feel strongly about the Indians. I think over the past years they’ve been dealing with major injuries to Sizemore, Hafner (gulp) and Choo. They’ve essentially replaced them with Bourn, Swisher and healthier players.

    I also think Francona is going to win there and they’ll get a bump like the Dodgers did when Torre walked in the room.

    78 wins in the AL Central should be doable with that lineup. If it were me betting, I’d have more fear betting the Cubs over.

    Dodgers at 90 scares me. That team can win 97 or go bad (with all that negative Red Sox karma on their team).

    I think taking the Nats above 90 sounds very safe. The rotation has depth. The pen has huge depth. The lineup will score runs.

    I think the Nats are the safest and then the Indians would be my 2nd pick on the over.

    I think I’d steer clear of the Dodgers. Lame duck Donnie on the bench, Kershaw’s health always iffy….Crawford injury prone and Josh Beckett in the locker room….I could see them hitting the under just as easy as the over.

  12. Rich in NJ March 4th, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    There’s plenty of beer and chicken in LA. Beckett will be fine.

  13. Tar March 4th, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    JS

    If you’re trying to say that I don’t like Cashman as a GM you’re right. I went from a big fan of his, to one who is skeptical of his every move.

    As for the post in question at the end I asked am I wrong? You brought up some of his other charity work, thats great. I never questioned any of his other charity work and it does speak to his character.

    But for this particular situation it seems to me like he got an offer to jump from the Golden Knights after their event at Yankee Stadium. He decided to do it in the name of Wounded Warriors, great.

    But now that he’s hurt some people are making him to be a martyr. I disagree with that assessment.

    Unless someone can tell me that his sole motive for doing this was charity and not just to get a jump with The Golden Knights, it wasn’t a particularly smart thing to do “AT THIS TIME”. It’s the first week of ST the Team needs him and he’s not available. I wonder what he would say if one of his players or coaches did it and got hurt during ST?

    Again bottom line is it got the word out about the Wounded Warriors, so thats great. But It doesn’t mean I have to think of him as a martyr for doing it.

  14. Jerkface March 5th, 2013 at 12:04 am

    Tar here is an interesting parallel for you,

    It doesn’t really matter what his motivation is, just that he does the deed. He is, apparently, a thrill seeker who has been able to leverage his high position into getting the chance to do all these things while also benefiting charity. I’ve been reading Arthurian legend stuff (Once and future king, Le Morte d’Arthur) and I’d like you to consider how many of the Arthurian paladins acted. A paladin were supposed to be chivalrous, godly, and honorable people. Its their code. A lot of them are in truth, bloody handed jerks, who stick to the code simply to raise their own glory. In the end, it doesn’t matter, because by following the code for personal reasons they are still doing good for the people of King Arthur’s kingdom.

  15. Cashmoney March 5th, 2013 at 12:09 am

    I go under on the Indians and over on the Nats.

  16. Cashmoney March 5th, 2013 at 12:11 am

    you mean the end justifies the means Jerk? btw, Le morte de arthur are considered by some as the first novel as a literary vehicle.

  17. Jerkface March 5th, 2013 at 12:14 am

    No, Cashmoney, because in this case the means and ends must both be beneficial, where as that phrase is more about doing bad things seeking a good outcome.

  18. Cashmoney March 5th, 2013 at 12:15 am

    You right, i did not think of that. in any case, i enjoyed reading Le morte d’arthur awhile back…

  19. Rich in NJ March 5th, 2013 at 12:25 am

    Faux chivalrous does sound like Cashman.

    But I can’t concern myself with anything other than the on the field team, and that’s why I think he needs to go.

  20. Pat M. March 5th, 2013 at 12:27 am

    Cashmoney…..Although I can summit my picks ( all 30 teams with a minimuim of 40.00 per team ) at anytime up to the day before the season opens. However whatever the lines are at the time I place my wagers that’s the line I’l be playing with, so I never place my bets until the later part of spring training in fear of injuries . Sometimes it’s tempting to jump on the early lines before they shift and they will shift, but it also alows me to watch teams and players through March. I’ve made some nice coin on the Senators / Nationals the past few years as I did with The Giants the season they got good. I think the Pirates over 79 and the Royals under 79 look good to me early on. LA Dodgers can be a 100 win team because they are loaded and are 8 deep in the rotation. I always ask for input from the LoHuders every year because this is a tough money pool.

  21. Tar March 5th, 2013 at 12:30 am

    Thanks for the response JF

    To me motive is important in this instance because of the timing of it all.

    If in fact this was just a deed done for the sake of charity, great for Cashman and my apologies for questioning him.

    If in fact this was done because he couldn’t resist an offer to jump with The Golden knights ( even though it was for a great cause and we are all better off for it) By doing it during ST and getting hurt, it becomes just another example of him using bad judgment.

    AHH screw it. The people of King Arthurs kingdom are better off for it. Hell maybe us Yankee fans will better off with him not meddling for a few days as well. :evil:

    Goodnight.

  22. Cashmoney March 5th, 2013 at 12:36 am

    I can’t quite put my hands on the Dodgers, I mean talent wise, the blue are loaded as you said, I would imaging if all gels this is easily 90 wins but i am quite sure all the pieces fit. I think Nats got depth both offensively and defensively and have learned how to win as a team. I think Indians will struggle offensively and defensively even with acquisition of what i considered supporting players in Swish and Bourne. those are two i feel somewhat strong conviction to at those number listed above.

  23. Cashmoney March 5th, 2013 at 12:37 am

    by defensively i meant their starting rotation Pat m.

  24. Bronx Jeers March 5th, 2013 at 12:39 am

    You guys know that when Cashman does these stunts it gets covered by all the local sportscasters doing the news.

    That may not mean much in a small city but in NY that’s reaching a lot of homes. How many people know about the Wounded Warrior Project today that didn’t know it existed yesterday?

  25. Cashmoney March 5th, 2013 at 12:43 am

    Pirates and Royals I am not so sure, only because I think Pirates has a real chance of regressing offensively, and who knows about Burnett, Royals contrarily has really solid foundation and star potential players who potentially could explode offensively in names Hosmer, Moustafa etc, etc… their pitching have been bolster by two good arms via the rays trade, so I can see it swing over 79. tough calls, but i had to make one, I would go Pirates over 79 and Royals under 79. but tough calls.

  26. Cashmoney March 5th, 2013 at 12:47 am

    Jeers , i think you hit on more of societal problem there… ppl are more interested what a celebrity does than the real issue at hand.

  27. Rich in NJ March 5th, 2013 at 12:51 am

    “ppl are more interested what a celebrity does than the real issue at hand.”

    I think that explains America’s Kardashian-psychosis.

  28. Pat M. March 5th, 2013 at 12:56 am

    Cashmoney…Gtreat points and I’ll be seeling your top 5 picks come March 30th…. I have to spread 2 Grand around with a minimuim of 40 bucks. Usually I’ll play the 40.00 on 24 or 25 teams and then spend the remainding 1,000.00 on what I think are the surest and best 5 teams left. Angels are at 89.5 and Texas is at 87. Angles were at 89.5 last season and shouldn’t they be better this year with Hamilton ???

  29. Cashmoney March 5th, 2013 at 1:00 am

    Rich, i am somewhat aware the woes of the world, sometimes, I help out a bit in my own little way. The bell doesth not toll for me all the time… my advise is do your thing and help out if you can. fundamentally, I think i am a selfish creature who mostly tend to my own needs, but heh, those who are my better keep it going. that’s all i can say about this matter.

  30. Cashmoney March 5th, 2013 at 1:03 am

    Pat M, i think the Angels will bludgeon it’s opponent to death, their fortune will ride on the wings of Weaver, if he is healthy, it’s a 90 wins team for sure.

  31. Cashmoney March 5th, 2013 at 1:21 am

    PAT M, the more i think about I would go under on Pirates on 79, so many uncertainty in their rotation, x factor a guy like cole gets promote is lights out, I am not sold on their offensively core at all.

    on that note, good morning and night.

  32. jacksquat March 5th, 2013 at 4:23 am

    Tar, thinking Cashman does not do a good job as GM is one thing, but to question him about his charity work is taking it too far imo. There is no need to be that cynical about the guy. He does charity stuff all the time, it doesn’t always involve what might be considered a fun activity. So what if he enjoyed it as well? Do you think the pro athletes enjoy themselves at celebrity charity golf tournaments and stuff like that? Do you question their motives?

  33. Crawdaddy March 5th, 2013 at 5:43 am

    Listen, this board is anti-Cashman, but it doesn’t matter as it’s only a shell of what it used to be with the same posters espousing their negative opinion on a daily basis. You can say you want Cashman gone 100 times a day, but he’s not going anywhere as long as the Yankees remain a competitive playoff team and he keeps the support of Hal Steinbrenner.

  34. Doreen March 5th, 2013 at 6:30 am

    Cashman said it was not a ” bucket list” item of his to jump out of a plane, so I don’t think he was looking to do this. Did you ever stop to think that WWP wasnt mentioned in that quote because it was it “went without saying?”. The Yankees organization has a history of supporting WWP.

    And just how is Cashman needed by the team in such a way that this incident compromises? He is not an athlete. He will. Iss a day or two,or three of actually being there I guess, but there is such a thing as a telephone.

    I don’t argue against the idea that Cashman is going through some kind of mid-life crisis. That’s evident from his divorce, his affair and the new candor in his communications. But I don’t see any problem with a person who donates his time to causes, and oh, by the way, happens to have a good tome doing so.

  35. blake March 5th, 2013 at 7:30 am

    “Angles were at 89.5 last season and shouldn’t they be better this year with Hamilton ???”

    Their rotation is much worse thanbanyear ago today though

  36. Yankee Trader March 5th, 2013 at 7:33 am

    NJ.com
    D’Alessandro: Power outage seems fated to doom the 2013 Yankees

    “Vegas says they’ll win 87. The bookmakers put Toronto and Tampa in the same area, but would it really surprise you if any team in this division wins 90 plus?

    It’s a transition year – we get it – and the Yankees pitching will have to carry them. But they can’t even boast of having the best pitcher in the division anymore; that’s not a knock on CC Sabathia, it’s merely a reminder that David Price eats his lunch every time they face each other, and the Rays have a 7-1 record to prove it.

    But it won’t be the pitching that makes this a tough year to get through. Each team has ifs, but not like this group, and ultimately we’re going to recognize this one as a whopper: If a team from this market cannot find players whose value justifies the large price of a ticket – even for one year — it’s a perilous leap that may result in a painful landing.”

  37. pkyankfan69 March 5th, 2013 at 7:33 am

    Anyone ever heard of Joe Bisceglie?

    He Tweeted that Cano, Arod, Grandy, and Braun might be facing 50 games PED suspensions… I don’t know how reliable he is but apparently he predicted Melky being suspended for PED use prior to it being announced.

    Here is the article:
    http://www.sportsgrid.com/mlb/.....is-season/

    I seriously doubt this is very reliable but if it were true the Yanks would be in big time trouble… At least they would know about Cano prior to giving him a monster deal. I haven’t seen this posted anywhere else so I doubt this one guy would have this news before anyone else, seems like more twitter BS but who knows? I hope it’s BS anyway.

  38. Yankee Trader March 5th, 2013 at 7:38 am

    Blake-

    The Angels will win more games by feasting on their new AL West division prey-the minor league Astros.

  39. Rich in NJ March 5th, 2013 at 7:38 am

    I think there is as much parity as any time in recent memory. Guys like Tex, Youkilis, Ichiro, Hafner need to step up, Jeter and Gardner have to stay healthy, and the pitchers have to max out. If all that happens, this could be a productive season.

    Beyond all that, I want to see at least one prospect make the kind of contribution that makes it likely that they can be a significant contributor going forward.

  40. blake March 5th, 2013 at 7:55 am

    Yankee Trader says:
    March 5, 2013 at 7:38 am
    Blake-

    The Angels will win more games by feasting on their new AL West division prey-the minor league Astros.

    Maybe so….still a tough division though….Id take the over on 89 wins but I do think their rotation is suspect after weaver

  41. Tar March 5th, 2013 at 7:57 am

    “There is no need to be that cynical about the guy.”

    JS

    I agree, I am being very cynical and thats not like me. On thinking why, I cant help but think if Joba and Nunez also think I am being to cynical?

    For me probably the “biggest” reason I have grown to dislike Cashman is not how he is as a GM ( average) but how he treats SOME of his players. But I shouldn’t stoop to that level.

    Doreen

    Mid-life crisis and that kind of decision making is exactly what I am talking about. I don’t think I need to praise him for a mid-life event that he orchestrated. And I really think you have it backwards, he was having a good time and oh by the way donating his time. But maybe I am being to cynical. :wink:

    Have to run have a nice day everyone.

  42. blake March 5th, 2013 at 7:58 am

    “Anyone ever heard of Joe Bisceglie?”

    The guy that said Jeter and Bautista tested positive last year? Twitter is a dangerous toy…..

  43. blake March 5th, 2013 at 7:59 am

    I would be positively shocked if Granderson used….it’s most likely 100% nonsense

  44. Chip March 5th, 2013 at 7:59 am

    Rich in NJ March 5th, 2013 at 7:38 am

    I think there is as much parity as any time in recent memory. Guys like Tex, Youkilis, Ichiro, Hafner need to step up, Jeter and Gardner have to stay healthy, and the pitchers have to max out. If all that happens, this could be a productive season.
    —————–

    I also think that the other teams in the AL East are overrated.

    Toronto:
    Has major injury risks in their rotation in Johnson and Morrow; Ricky Romero hasn’t been good for two years now. Unhappy Jose Reyes is often not a productive player and I don’t think he’s going to be happy (or healthy) playing on Toronto’s turf.

    Boston:
    Shed a lot of payroll last year but didn’t spend it particularly wisely this winter. I’m not sold on Ryan Dempster and John Farrell fixing their pitching issues.

    Baltimore:
    They are going to have Wilson Betemit and Nate McLouth as a regulars in their lineup, didn’t improve a suspect rotation and bullpens (which is what carried them last year) are fickle.

    Tampa:
    Traded their second best pitcher and lost their second best hitter. They’ll be the team to beat in the East, but I don’t know that I would say they’re better than the Yankees. In fact, they might be the one team that has a worse offensive situation behind the plate than New York does.

  45. Chip March 5th, 2013 at 8:01 am

    blake March 5th, 2013 at 7:55 am

    Yankee Trader says:
    March 5, 2013 at 7:38 am
    Blake-

    The Angels will win more games by feasting on their new AL West division prey-the minor league Astros.

    Maybe so….still a tough division though….Id take the over on 89 wins but I do think their rotation is suspect after weaver
    ——————

    I like CJ Wilson, but yeah replacing Santana, Haren and Greinke with Blanton, Hanson (never trade for an Atlanta pitcher), and Vargas doesn’t make them a better team.

  46. RadioKev March 5th, 2013 at 8:01 am

    Anyone that says Granderson is on PEDs is just trolling. Move along.

  47. Chip March 5th, 2013 at 8:05 am

    I like the headline “…Might Face…” being the key part of it. Sure, they might face suspensions, they might also win championships. Twitter is a dangerous thing, but not nearly so dangerous as someone with a long form venue basing an entire article on an uncorroborated tweet.

  48. Yankee Trader March 5th, 2013 at 8:10 am

    I like CJ Wilson, but yeah replacing Santana, Haren and Greinke with Blanton, Hanson (never trade for an Atlanta pitcher), and Vargas doesn’t make them a better team.
    —————
    Chip

    Never trade for or sign as a FA, a pitcher the Braves no longer want.
    How true for the Yankees-Wright, Hammond, Vazquez, etc.
    Mike Stanton was an exception.

  49. Yankee Trader March 5th, 2013 at 8:20 am

    Is there a team in the AL, right now, that would be an easy pick to get to the WS?
    Tigers?
    In the NL?
    Nationals, Braves, Reds, Dodgers, Giants?

    The NL has gotten better.

  50. Doreen March 5th, 2013 at 8:20 am

    Tar,

    No one is saying you have to praise him. I get it. You have an extreme dislike for the man.

    He did not orchestrate this jump. He did not seek it out. But even if he did, so what? If you’re going to have a mid-life crisis, might as well have someone benefit from it along the way.

    As far as the team goes, Cashman’s decision making has at least a little bit to do with the directives he receives from ownership. The direction the team has taken in the last 2 years may have very little to do with what Cashman himself would have done. But he signed on for the challenge and we’ll see how it all shakes out. I am not a doom and gloom-er. This year and next may be a challenge, indeed. But I can’t believe all the vitriol spewed on this site on a daily basis against Cashman and Co.

  51. Yankee Trader March 5th, 2013 at 8:21 am

    New Post———->

  52. Tackelberry March 5th, 2013 at 9:03 am

    I definitely agree that Bichette will repeat Low A Charleston, but I think Gumbs has a good chance to start at Tampa if he has a good spring.


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