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Wednesday morning notes: Robertson not worried about shoulder

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Mar 06, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Injuries are piling up here in Yankees camp, but Dave Robertson says to keep his name off the list. His shoulder didn’t feel quite right yesterday, but Robertson stopped short of calling it “sore” and stopped well short of calling it an injury.

“I probably had eight or nine (warmup pitches) down, fastballs to either side of the plate like I usually do in my warmup,” he said. “Then (Mike Harkey) was like, don’t risk it or anything like that. I came in, put an ice bag on. Doc checked me out, which, I knew there was nothing wrong. Come back today ready to play catch and see how it feels today.”

Robertson said he fully expects to pitch in tomorrow’s game.

“It’s not a soreness,” he said. “Have you ever slept on your side and woke up and your shoulder didn’t feel right? That’s basically what it felt like. … If it’s the regular season, I’m pitching right through it. I wouldn’t even think twice about it. I’ve pitched on worse days.”

• Curtis Granderson saw the doctor and got another X-ray yesterday. “I looked at it and said, that looks the same to me,” Granderson said. The doctor assured Granderson that his broken forearm is actually healing quite nicely, and he’s been cleared to begin doing some core and lower-body exercises to stay in shape for his eventual return. Granderson couldn’t put an exact number on it, but he said he’ll need a longer-than-usual rehab because he needs to play in games. He basically needs a short spring training, not just a two-or-three-day rehab assignment.

• Still waiting for some sort of update on Mark Teixeira. My guess is we won’t hear one until after today’s game.

• By the way, the look on Granderson’s face when he was told that Teixeira’s injury is in the wrist, not the forearm, told the whole story of why the Yankees are concerned. Granderson grimaced when he heard the word “wrist.” Those injuries have a tendency to linger and impact everything on a baseball field. Hard to throw, catch or swing with a bad wrist.

• Mariano Rivera will not pitch today. He’s likely going to make his spring debut on Saturday.

• Slade Heathcott began taking batting practice yesterday. He’s expecting to play Saturday. He said his sprained thumb feels fine; hasn’t bothered him.

• Upcoming starting pitchers
Thursday: Ivan Nova
Friday: Adam Warren (Andy Pettitte sim game)
Saturday: Jose Ramirez
Sunday: David Phelps (CC Sabathia sim game)

• Speaking of starting pitchers, Manny Banuelos has been doing 50 throws from 60 feet, but his rehab from Tommy John will take a step forward next week when he’s scheduled to start throwing from 90 feet. He said the elbow feels strong. He can already feel a difference.

• Random appearance in the clubhouse by Juan Cedeno, who was wearing his World Baseball Classic gear. He stopped by to get something out of his locker. The other pitchers in his row of lockers were giving him a hard time, saying he was in the wrong place. Cedeno’s Team Dominican Republic is playing against the Yankees today.

Today’s second string: C Bobby Wilson, 1B none, 2B Jose Pirela, SS Addison Maruszak, 3B Dan Johnson, LF Thomas Neal, CF none, RF Zoilo Almonte, DH none

Today’s scheduled relievers: Clay Rapada, Jim Miller, Preston Claiborne, Cody Eppley, Tom Kahnle

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71 Responses to “Wednesday morning notes: Robertson not worried about shoulder”

  1. Shame Spencer March 6th, 2013 at 10:27 am

    yankeefeminista March 6th, 2013 at 10:23 am

    Shame, no falafel, that I know of, and they got rid of the great fish tacos. :(

    ———————

    That’s sad. I feel like falafels are very New York. NYS needs more street meat and the like.

  2. blake March 6th, 2013 at 10:30 am

    Jon Morosi ?@jonmorosi
    Eric Hosmer has replaced Mark Teixeira, @USABaseball confirms.

  3. yankeefeminista March 6th, 2013 at 10:31 am

    Shame, Indian street food, FTW! I’d love to see some of that at NYS.

    Good news on DRob, Grandy and the ManBan! Fingers crossed on Teix.

  4. Shame Spencer March 6th, 2013 at 10:31 am

    yankeefeminista March 6th, 2013 at 10:15 am

    If Teix is out for any length of time, my guess is we make a move outside the system. I would doubt with our new NL type lineup, that we would accept a long term situation in which Youk would play 1st and Adams (who doesn’t have the pop for 3B) would play third. I would guess Cash would go after a “hairy monster” vet type (sigh) to play 1st (Harder to get a viable 3B, I’d think). If we went Youk at 1B, Adams at 3B (assuming Adams can stay healthy), we really would lack pop in this lineup. As for Nunez playing 3B, no way that happens. Or rushing Austin to play 3rd, straight from A+-AA ball. Austin is a bad third baseman, and needs to get his reps in RF. Here’s hoping Teix misses minimal time.

    —————————

    I think Tex’s situation is going to be fuzzy for a while. If he does end up missing significant time I don’t think we’ll hear about it until he’s… missed lots of time. I see it going the Gardner route where we keep hearing, ‘he’s just a couple weeks away.. he’s just rehabbing it.. he’s going to test it and see how he feels.. etc’ and before you know it, we’re in the middle of summer.

    That’s why I dunno that they find someone on the market or make a trade. I do agree I don’t think Adams is going to be the 3B. I think it will end up being Nixy (couldn’t resist) with Youk at 1B. Youk isn’t a great 1B option but he’s a better option there than at 3B.

  5. blake March 6th, 2013 at 10:35 am

    wish could find a 4 WAR guy that could play RF and 1B and hit about 25 homers or so……

  6. yankeefeminista March 6th, 2013 at 10:36 am

    Nixy at 3B would have to be shortlived. No way we get away with that long term. Again, lack of viable farm players hurts there. Adams could play there (if healthy), but deleting Teix’s pop makes some pop at 3B necessary, unless you are getting it from elsewhere. Not likely with no Grandy either. And Corban as I have been saying is unfortunately not a good enough 3B to play there. If we don’t make a deal, small ball, here we come!

  7. Shame Spencer March 6th, 2013 at 10:36 am

    @YankeesWFAN

    Granderson said his forearm injury was better than wrist, fewer moving parts. Told Teixeira hurt his wrist, CG cringed.

  8. yankeefeminista March 6th, 2013 at 10:37 am

    blake, Austin eventually…

  9. Shame Spencer March 6th, 2013 at 10:37 am

    blake March 6th, 2013 at 10:35 am

    wish could find a 4 WAR guy that could play RF and 1B and hit about 25 homers or so……

    ———————-

    Should we add him to the list of ‘he-who-must-not-be-named’ players..?

  10. blake March 6th, 2013 at 10:38 am

    “Should we add him to the list of ‘he-who-must-not-be-named’ players..?”

    probably…..

  11. blake March 6th, 2013 at 10:39 am

    “blake, Austin eventually…”

    I think he could hold his own right now

  12. Shame Spencer March 6th, 2013 at 10:39 am

    ‘…but deleting Teix’s pop makes some pop at 3B necessary, unless you are getting it from elsewhere. Not likely with no Grandy either. ‘

    Are you kidding? This will just be a way for Cash to show us how foolish we were for ‘not liking home runs.’ :roll:

  13. Giuseppe Franco March 6th, 2013 at 10:40 am

    blake March 6th, 2013 at 10:35 am

    wish could find a 4 WAR guy that could play RF and 1B and hit about 25 homers or so……

    ———-

    The anti-Swisher brigade is really going to miss his production now.

  14. blake March 6th, 2013 at 10:41 am

    “The anti-Swisher brigade is really going to miss his production now.”

    they were always gonna miss him in the regular season…..maybe more than we thought though if things keep going this way

  15. yankeefeminista March 6th, 2013 at 10:42 am

    blake, Austin’s bat, agree, but they’d never do it. They may want him back in A+ ball; he’s still working on his RF reps. Although should get to Trenton fairly quickly if they start him at Tampa, and with Adonis out Trenton needs another OF.

  16. yankeefeminista March 6th, 2013 at 10:43 am

    Everyone loved Swish’s regular season production. He was undeniably very valuable. Playoffs, not so much…

  17. Shame Spencer March 6th, 2013 at 10:46 am

    I’ve said it a few times.. guys like Swish and Grandy were exactly the types of guys the Yanks wouldn’t have had a problem over-paying to keep and bat in the last third of the order. The way the team is structured now, though, we’re relying on too few guys to contribute.

  18. Giuseppe Franco March 6th, 2013 at 10:49 am

    I argued time and time again that Swisher was very underappreciated during his time in pinstripes.

    Sure, he struggled in the postseason, but so did everyone else.

    Signing him to a long term deal may not have been a wise decision either but electing not to replace his production was damn near criminal given the obvious lack of depth.

  19. J. Alfred Prufrock March 6th, 2013 at 10:54 am

    yankeefeminista March 6th, 2013 at 10:36 am

    Nixy at 3B would have to be shortlived. No way we get away with that long term.
    ///

    Can you imagine Nix as the everyday Yankee 3B?

    I don’t even think Cashman/Hal would try to get away with that.

  20. Shame Spencer March 6th, 2013 at 10:59 am

    Signing him to a long term deal may not have been a wise decision either but electing not to replace his production was damn near criminal given the obvious lack of depth.

    ——————–

    Word.

  21. blake March 6th, 2013 at 11:00 am

    “I argued time and time again that Swisher was very underappreciated during his time in pinstripes.”

    very much so….they wouldn’t have made the playoffs without him last year IMO

  22. blake March 6th, 2013 at 11:01 am

    “Signing him to a long term deal may not have been a wise decision either but electing not to replace his production was damn near criminal given the obvious lack of depth.”

    yes….

  23. DONNYBROOK March 6th, 2013 at 11:02 am

    This litany of injuries dating back to last season, traces back to Hal and the BAD KARMA he has generated with his penny pinching approach to manning this team. You have all heard the saying, “good things happen to good people”. The reverse applies here.

  24. pkyankfan69 March 6th, 2013 at 11:04 am

    blake March 6th, 2013 at 10:30 am
    Jon Morosi ?@jonmorosi
    Eric Hosmer has replaced Mark Teixeira, @USABaseball confirms.
    ————————————————
    Would not be shocked if Hosmer is also Tex’s replacement on the Yankees… Pretty sure Hosmer is a FA when Tex’s contract is up… Hosmer will be 27 then and just entering his prime.

  25. J. Alfred Prufrock March 6th, 2013 at 11:12 am

    Probably more about having older players with higher injury risk.

    This is what some of us vehemently warned against when rumors kicked up that Montero would be traded.

    Decline and injury (Alex), Decline and injury (Tex), who were your 3 and 4 hitters before they moved Cano up finally.

    It would really be a great help if Mesa (should be make the cut) finds other ways to get on other than demolishing fastballs. He has tremendous speed: if he could walk some, for instance, and we could have him, Gardner and Ichiro get on and run a jack rabbit offense, that would help some.

    The lineup, though, is remarkably prosaic.

    I agree Swisher was a very valuable everyday bat, but he’s a No. 7 type hitter in a deep lineup. The fact that his loss figures to be deeply felt (in the regular season) just shows how far we’ve fallen.

  26. austinmac March 6th, 2013 at 11:13 am

    I disagree hal’s plan was only about avoiding long term contracts, unless long means more than one year. It is not 1970 anymore, and no good, youngish players sign for one year.

    Cespedes three years was too long, I suppose. Same with Soler. Chapman, etc. It is about not spending money.

    We will never know what Cashman was saying about these players, but I would bet he liked them and Hal asked if he didn’t say the farm system would provide the players we need. Cashman said he did and that was that. My take with no factual basis.

    I think Shame is right about Teixiera. He will keeep rehabbing until he either does or doesn’t recover. Meanwhile, Nix plays daily. Uggh. He is a questionably competent sub that has never been good enough to regularly play for anyone.

    Oh yes, Go Yankees.

  27. Chip March 6th, 2013 at 11:14 am

    blake March 6th, 2013 at 10:30 am

    Jon Morosi ?@jonmorosi
    Eric Hosmer has replaced Mark Teixeira, @USABaseball confirms.
    —————

    Can we get that same deal?

  28. Chip March 6th, 2013 at 11:19 am

    Proposed earlier but if there was a response i didn’t see it:

    Twins get: Austin Romine, Dellin Betances, Adam Warren/Preston Claiborne

    Yankees get: Justin Morneau.

    For the Twins, they open up 1b for either Chris Parmalee and DH for Joe Mauer; they can either leave Doumit in RF or move him behind the plate and have Romine back him up and eventually replace him (Romine’s a step up from Drew Butera)

    Betances and Warren/Claiborne would be assets as they rebuild.

    Yankees get a solid 1b who isn’t locked in long term.

  29. J. Alfred Prufrock March 6th, 2013 at 11:20 am

    Meanwhile, Nix plays daily. Uggh. He is a questionably competent sub that has never been good enough to regularly play for anyone.
    ////

    There is no way that even Brian Cashman would allow that to continue for very long.

    Even Cashman is not that dense. The guy is a lifetime .214 hitter for a reason (.285 career OBP) and his OPS is like .655.

    No one who is sane about baseball would allow this.

  30. Chip March 6th, 2013 at 11:25 am

    Mac -

    I have to agree with J.A.P. and you know how that drives me crazy. If the report on Tex is bad they will make a move; maybe not for Justin Morneau, but they will not have Jayson Nix playing everyday.

    They didn’t last year. They won’t this year.

  31. Shame Spencer March 6th, 2013 at 11:32 am

    Maybe they can trade for Chavez.

  32. Shame Spencer March 6th, 2013 at 11:34 am

    @LoHudYankees

    Vidal Nuno starting for Team DR today. Some Yankees relievers might pitch for them too. WBC teams don’t have regular rotations.

  33. Bronx Jeers March 6th, 2013 at 11:38 am

    That photo of Robertson is pretty wild. His left leg appears to be hyper extending. He looks like a bird.

    If you removed everything baseball related from that picture and just saw his body alone you’d think he was doing some crazy yoga pose.

  34. blake March 6th, 2013 at 11:41 am

    Chip,

    that’s an awful lot to give for Morneau….I’d like him if it’s a salary dump deal and we don’t have to give up much prospect wise….he’s just not the guy he used to be and it’s too risky to deal a lot for him

  35. J. Alfred Prufrock March 6th, 2013 at 11:44 am

    Bronx Jeers March 6th, 2013 at 11:38 am

    That photo of Robertson is pretty wild. His left leg appears to be hyper extending. He looks like a bird.

    If you removed everything baseball related from that picture and just saw his body alone you’d think he was doing some crazy yoga pose.
    ///

    LOL Bronx, he often reminds me of those boy ballet dancers that leap around the stage and get incredible height on their jumps because they’re still wiry.

  36. austinmac March 6th, 2013 at 11:49 am

    Chip,

    I don’t know what it would take to get Morneau, but I like your idea of trying to get him. Hal will not like his cost.

    I completely disagree the Yankees will not go with Nix. That is exactly who they are now.

  37. Chip March 6th, 2013 at 11:49 am

    blake March 6th, 2013 at 11:41 am

    Chip,

    that’s an awful lot to give for Morneau….I’d like him if it’s a salary dump deal and we don’t have to give up much prospect wise….he’s just not the guy he used to be and it’s too risky to deal a lot for him
    ——————

    Betances is talented but might ultimately end up in relief

    Romine is talented but catchers with back issues are dicey

    Warren/Claiborne are mid level prospects at best.

    All in all I think it’s fair. Yankees give up some high potential guys with question marks and get back a solid, though damaged, 1b.

  38. yankeefeminista March 6th, 2013 at 11:50 am

    Chip, way too much to give up for a risky player health-wise who had a .9 WAR, platoon bat/can’t hit lefties (or hasn’t since 2010)?

    Yes, DRob is one agile dude.

  39. Chip March 6th, 2013 at 11:51 am

    austinmac March 6th, 2013 at 11:49 am

    Chip,

    I don’t know what it would take to get Morneau, but I like your idea of trying to get him. Hal will not like his cost.

    I completely disagree the Yankees will not go with Nix. That is exactly who they are now.
    ————-

    It’s a one year deal…Hal would be fine with it given the amount of payroll that’s stuck on the DL.

    If Tex was going to miss a week, then yes, they would go with Nix. But the Yankees understand what Nix is; consider that when Jeter went down they didn’t go with Nix at SS.

  40. Against All Odds March 6th, 2013 at 11:52 am

    pkyankfan69 March 6th, 2013 at 11:04 am
    blake March 6th, 2013 at 10:30 am
    Jon Morosi ?@jonmorosi
    Eric Hosmer has replaced Mark Teixeira, @USABaseball confirms.
    ————————————————
    Would not be shocked if Hosmer is also Tex’s replacement on the Yankees… Pretty sure Hosmer is a FA when Tex’s contract is up… Hosmer will be 27 then and just entering his prime.

    ————–

    And he’s a Boras client so it’s a perfect match.

  41. yankeefeminista March 6th, 2013 at 11:53 am

    AndrewMarchand Jeter: ‘I’m getting close’ espn.go.com/blog/new-york/…
    7 minutes ago

    At least Jeet (and Mo) are on the mend.

  42. Chip March 6th, 2013 at 11:55 am

    YankeeFem -

    This point in the year it is a seller’s market so you might have to swallow a bitter pill. I think moving Justin out of Target Field would certainly improve his stats.

  43. Shame Spencer March 6th, 2013 at 11:55 am

    I don’t think they’d trade for Morneau because I don’t think we’re gonna have a real time table on Tex for a while. That’s why GLove’s point last night is so spot on… but I’m afraid we’ll just get a 75-80% version of Tex for a while.

  44. jacksquat March 6th, 2013 at 11:55 am

    They would probably go with Nix short term, not long term. They probably wouldn’t give Mustelier a shot at 3B either, nor Nunez.

  45. yankeefeminista March 6th, 2013 at 11:57 am

    Nor Corban…

  46. DONNYBROOK March 6th, 2013 at 11:59 am

    Somebody contact “The Long Island Medium” and get her to go through the Yankee Clubhouse and do a “cleansing”. Also, do a double dose on Hal.

  47. jacksquat March 6th, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    Long term they would probably keep Youk at 3B and try to find a decent 1B somewhere outside the org, assuming an equivalent 3B would be difficult to impossible to find.

    Btw I don’t know that Chavez could fill that role either, given that he can’t really be expected to play full time, even just vs rhp.

  48. jacksquat March 6th, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    Mesa back in center vs. DR

    Eduardo Nunez SS
    Jayson Nix 2B
    Travis Hafner DH
    Kevin Youkilis 3B
    Juan Rivera RF
    Francisco Cervelli C
    Matt Diaz LF
    Melky Mesa CF
    Luke Murton 1B

    RHP Hiroki Kuroda

    • Today’s second string: C Bobby Wilson, 1B none, 2B Jose Pirela, SS Addison Maruszak, 3B Dan Johnson, LF Thomas Neal, CF none, RF Zoilo Almonte, DH none

    • Today’s scheduled relievers: Clay Rapada, Jim Miller, Preston Claiborne, Cody Eppley, Tom Kahnle

    This could get ugly…

  49. austinmac March 6th, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    I think Nix will be the first option since we likely won’t hear Teixiera is out for months even if it turns out he is. This seems to be a not to unusual wrist situation.

    Hal cares very much about the budget this year. It is the same as last year, and I don’t think it will go up. Think the the TD last year and the year before. No money was spent on one year contracts then. That’s why, when other teams are improving, we got McGehee.

    I see no basis to believe Hal will spend more. Absolutely, no evidence of it.

    If they add, it will be someone released by another team. That too is the new team building method.

  50. Rich in NJ March 6th, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    “I think Shame is right about Teixiera. He will keeep rehabbing until he either does or doesn’t recover”

    Probably, unless the MRI shows no middle ground.

  51. DONNYBROOK March 6th, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    Yanks have Always made a big deal about having “depth” on their roster. We gotta ghost town going, courtesy of Hal.

  52. Shame Spencer March 6th, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    Chavez did play like 80+ games in the field last year. I’m not saying that’s ideal, I’m just saying having a guy you trust to play at least half of the season would be nice.

  53. Chip March 6th, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    austinmac March 6th, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    I think Nix will be the first option since we likely won’t hear Teixiera is out for months even if it turns out he is. This seems to be a not to unusual wrist situation.
    ———————

    If the MRI shows damage that requires surgery then there’s no rehab.

    If it’s sprained or inconclusive, then he’s going to rest for two weeks. If there’s no progress then they’ll re-evaluate.

  54. Shame Spencer March 6th, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    Rich in NJ March 6th, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    “I think Shame is right about Teixiera. He will keeep rehabbing until he either does or doesn’t recover”

    Probably, unless the MRI shows no middle ground.

    ————–

    I feel like this is likely… hope we know more by this afternoon.

  55. blake March 6th, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    Joseph clearly can’t play 3B….not sure why they have kept him there this spring

  56. Chip March 6th, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    Shame Spencer March 6th, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    Rich in NJ March 6th, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    “I think Shame is right about Teixiera. He will keeep rehabbing until he either does or doesn’t recover”

    Probably, unless the MRI shows no middle ground.

    ————–

    I feel like this is likely… hope we know more by this afternoon.
    ——————-

    Either way, given the ineffectiveness of Johnson; I think the Yankees will look at who is available as spring training winds down and see what they can do to add depth.

    Maybe someone like Brett Wallace from Houston. Garrett Jones, Casey Kotchman, Chris Johnson, Matt LaPorta, Tyler Colvin, Chris Carter, Daniel Murphy

  57. Shame Spencer March 6th, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    I wish they would have gotten Young.

  58. Phranchise March 6th, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    There are essentially 3 players the Yankees cannot do without this year. Tex, Cano and CC. And basically we haven’t even started the year and one is down. We talk about players that heal quickly. Tex seems to get these lingering injuries even colds like last year. Even if the MRI comes up somewhat clean you can expect this to be an issue for some time with potential not only for re-injury, but also lack of power. All in all, the season has yet to begin and things are not off to a great start. If there was ever a season the Yankees will need to pitch their hearts out it’s this year.

  59. Chip March 6th, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    Shame Spencer March 6th, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    I wish they would have gotten Young.
    ————

    Michael?

  60. UnKnown March 6th, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    Shame Spencer March 6th, 2013 at 9:15 am
    Ugh on the Tex news…

    ——–

    Has anyone said anything more than what we knew last night yet?

  61. Chip March 6th, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    You know, if these spring numbers aren’t an act of fiction, Jason Bay is going to be a highly sought over player this July. If he’s hitting for power; on the 1 year sub $3mil he’s making this year I bet Jack can at least pry one decent prospect for him from a desperate team.

    That really has nothing to do with anything, just thought I would throw it out there.

  62. J. Alfred Prufrock March 6th, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    blake March 6th, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    Joseph clearly can’t play 3B….not sure why they have kept him there this spring

    ///

    He can’t play 2B, either. They were hoping to sneak him in at 3B at times to take advantage of his advanced bat.

  63. G. Love March 6th, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    Morneau would never be a strict salary dump in the vein of Soriano.

    He rebounded last season, he’s a leader on that team and they’re not giving him away for middling prospects and salary relief. The Twins do make money in the new park.

    I actually think the Red Sox had checked in on Morneau and the Twins and deemed the cost in players to be too much for what it’s worth this offseason.

    I keep reiterating that the best thing with Tex is he’s fine or he needs surgery. The in between is where we’ll have an already declining middle of the order hitter struggling out there with a bad wrist. We’ve all been through enough wrist injuries with these guys to know they are never right again. So let’s hope it’s nothing and he’s just being super cautious and it was normal soreness.

    As for patting yourselves on the back about being right about keeping Swisher, take it easy there. Many of us wanted him gone for his post season failures and limitations as a player. But we also saw the handwriting on the wall that in order to retain Cano and have a chance to stay competitive this team was not going to hand out the contract Swisher wanted to stay here.

    If this were 10 years ago, they’d have resigned Swisher without batting an eyelash at the cost. But in this new Yankee economic landscape that only seems to make sense to the people with Yankee blinders on and the owners/front office, we can’t keep players who are deemed costly because they’re playing limbo with the luxury tax threshold instead of focusing on winning.

    This team has zero depth. It’s being exposed quickly.

    For all you Cashman lovers who cuddle him like a cute little sloth, if he had his druthers we wouldn’t have had Soriano as depth for Mo last year. Depth gave us one of the best closers in the AL when the best went down.

    Depth has been eschewed for guys who’ll take a 1 year deal and won’t affect the shell game going on next year.

    That’s why when discussing any replacement/additions to this club the first thing you have to look at it is do they have a guaranteed contract next year. If so? Cross them off the list.

    The thing I was afraid of most happened. Tex has a built in lingering injury to explain away his performance slipping. That’s the pattern with this guy. I think he plays hard. I love his D at 1b. But I think if he has something lingering physically he is quick to point that out along with Girardi when the spotlight/heat falls on him. Meanwhile, Jeter plays with a bone sticking out of his leg and tells everyone “I’m fine”.

    Let’s hope Tex is just being hypochondriac here and it was just a little normal soreness in the end. If this is a lingering wrist thing, we’re in for 3 months of talk about that before the trade deadline.

  64. J. Alfred Prufrock March 6th, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    Shame Spencer March 6th, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    I wish they would have gotten Young.
    ///

    I wish they would have gotten young.

  65. yankeefeminista March 6th, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    Joseph isn’t athletic. Period. It is a problem because he has a nice bat. Unfortuntately, we have too many AAA types who can either hit or field, but not both. While Joseph can’t play 3B, in fairness to him, he has mostly played 2B, so guess the Yanks are experimenting with him at 3B, hoping he catches on. Like the kid’s bat (and the kid), but the 3B experiment is not exactly working. ¯\(°_0)/¯

  66. Rich in NJ March 6th, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    “Let’s hope Tex is just being hypochondriac here”

    Drama queen > Mr. Brittle

    Yes.

  67. DONNYBROOK March 6th, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    You go down the list of Current Regulars that were with the Yanks the entire 2012 season, and Cano is the Only one Not to miss significant time. I’m guessing TEX misses a good month.

  68. J. Alfred Prufrock March 6th, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    yankeefeminista March 6th, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    Joseph isn’t athletic. Period. It is a problem because he has a nice bat.
    ///

    That’s the dilemma. They could sure use the bat. Guess we won’t see Joseph’s name penciled into theoretical lists as Cano’s replacement around here any more ;)

  69. Shame Spencer March 6th, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    Chip March 6th, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    Shame Spencer March 6th, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    I wish they would have gotten Young.
    ————

    Michael?

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    Yeah. I wanted him last off season. I thought it would have been a good depth move since he’s versatile re: where you can put him. I don’t think he’s a great defensive option at all of those positions but he can hit.

  70. Shame Spencer March 6th, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    :arrow:

  71. austinmac March 6th, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    The long term prognosis for wrist injuries is unknown regardless of MR I results.

    Young cost too much money. We should all get this by now. Money drives all decisions.


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