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Rivera at first, Mustelier at third in Jupiter

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Mar 07, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Brett Gardner CF
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Juan Rivera 1B
Francisco Cervelli DH
Matt Diaz LF
Chris Stewart C
Ronnier Mustelier 3B
Jose Pirela 2B
Addison Maruszak SS

RHP Ivan Nova

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89 Responses to “Rivera at first, Mustelier at third in Jupiter”

  1. mick March 7th, 2013 at 10:54 am

    Defense should not be underrated at 1B and Youk will be more adequate down there than at 3B.
    Musty must get an everyday looksee at 3B over the next 3 weeks.

  2. Chip March 7th, 2013 at 10:55 am

    MLB Trade Rumors lists Tyler Colvin as a potential target for the Yankees. He doesn’t have a starting role with the Rockies, doesn’t have a clearly defined role at all as a matter of fact.

    I wouldn’t mind that at all

  3. mick March 7th, 2013 at 10:57 am

    Nunez looks to be on the block.

  4. Chip March 7th, 2013 at 11:00 am

    mick March 7th, 2013 at 10:57 am

    Nunez looks to be on the block.
    —————-

    Where are you getting that from?

  5. DONNYBROOK March 7th, 2013 at 11:02 am

    You look at that lineup above, and you know Team Greedy is currently in a state of SHOCK.

  6. Chip March 7th, 2013 at 11:04 am

    DONNYBROOK March 7th, 2013 at 11:02 am

    You look at that lineup above, and you know Team Greedy is currently in a state of SHOCK.
    ————–

    It’s a spring training lineup on the other side of the state. Hardly any regulars ever make that kind of trip. The only reason Gardner and Ichiro made the trip is because MLB rules state you have to bring a certain number of regulars and those two likely drew the short straw.

  7. DONNYBROOK March 7th, 2013 at 11:06 am

    Lineups like the one above, have been commonplace this Spring. Doesn’t matter where the game is played. EVERY ST game I have watched, (plenty), has been filled with guys wearing jerseys with 60-90′s on their back. WOOF

  8. djsunyc March 7th, 2013 at 11:09 am

    if the yankees are fighting for or actually achieve a playoff spot this year, then girardi deserves to be manager of the year.

  9. Chip March 7th, 2013 at 11:11 am

    DONNYBROOK March 7th, 2013 at 11:06 am

    Lineups like the one above, have been commonplace this Spring. Doesn’t matter where the game is played. EVERY ST game I have watched, (plenty), has been filled with guys wearing jerseys with 60-90?s on their back. WOOF
    ——————-

    I suppose you also are worried about the record in spring

  10. DONNYBROOK March 7th, 2013 at 11:12 am

    You see what is being done to this team, and you want George Costanza to drag that World Series Championship Trophy around the Yankee Stadium parking lot.

  11. DONNYBROOK March 7th, 2013 at 11:13 am

    ANYBODY, that is Not worried about this team ain’t a Yankee fan.

  12. mick March 7th, 2013 at 11:15 am

    Nunez will be traded. Jeter will get another contract. I don’t pay attention to tweets and rumors.
    My opinions are originals.

  13. blake March 7th, 2013 at 11:15 am

    @jasoncollette: @joe_sheehan in regards to NYY catcher rant on podcast. That duo may be weakest pair at any position since 2010 HOU SS of Manzella/Sanchez

  14. DONNYBROOK March 7th, 2013 at 11:18 am

    That’s what I like about you Mick. Your are Not afraid to state an opinion based on your Own baseball acumen. I know we will Never catch you in The Waffle House.

  15. randy l. March 7th, 2013 at 11:19 am

    “randy- don’t you get tired of being so smart?”

    mick-

    no more than you get tired of being the critic :)

    hey, so you’re all enthusiastic about hal’s plan?

    maybe you’d like to share your feelings on the blog what you yourself think about his plan and what it’s doing to the yankees.

    of course, that would mean going out on a limb with your own opinion rather than being a critic.

    don’t be afraid. tell us what you think.

  16. blake March 7th, 2013 at 11:22 am

    @WheresKernan: Missing Swish, my column #Yankees @NickSwisher http://t.co/MRToQfidwD

  17. mick March 7th, 2013 at 11:25 am

    That’s what I like about you Mick. Your are Not afraid to state an opinion based on your Own baseball acumen. I know we will Never catch you in The Waffle House.
    ===================
    Donny,tell that to Randy…

  18. Bo knows March 7th, 2013 at 11:25 am

    Is the sky falling yet? Oh, never mind.

    What’s this weak catching duo? Cervelli is throwing the ball very well. He’s settled down behind the plate, much more relaxed. He’s finally healthy. He was rushed as a kid – basically right out of A ball. Catchers take a lot more time to develop and he did his in the Majors.

    He could surprise a lot of people

  19. randy l. March 7th, 2013 at 11:26 am

    “@jasoncollette: @joe_sheehan in regards to NYY catcher rant on podcast. That duo may be weakest pair at any position since 2010 HOU SS of Manzella/Sanchez”

    blake-

    i actually think cervelli will be ok and maybe even league average.

    and that’s said with me not liking cervelli’s as a player at all. i think he’s a hot dog who needs to be slapped down to get the good part out of him. he’s high maintenance and not really my idea of a yankee catcher.
    but he’s paid some dues and he fought back so more power to him.

    cervelli’s big problem now that he’s rediscovered how to throw is that he’s one concussion away from being out of baseball. i think people have forgotten how serious his last concussion was. hopefully he doesn’t get his bell rung again in the near future.

  20. mick March 7th, 2013 at 11:27 am

    randy-
    my ideas are subject to change and i see nothing wrong with that.
    aren’t you a critic?
    or just a contrarian?
    hal has a plan?

  21. Tackelberry March 7th, 2013 at 11:28 am

    Chip March 7th, 2013 at 10:55 am
    MLB Trade Rumors lists Tyler Colvin as a potential target for the Yankees. He doesn’t have a starting role with the Rockies, doesn’t have a clearly defined role at all as a matter of fact.

    I wouldn’t mind that at all

    ______________________________________________

    Neither would I, but it also says Yanks and Rockies are not clicking so far on trade talks. They obviously want more than what the Yanks are willing to give up

  22. blake March 7th, 2013 at 11:28 am

    @WheresKernan: Torre shocked by Tex injury and #Yankees lineup: http://t.co/3CEwmXoMLC

  23. blake March 7th, 2013 at 11:29 am

    “i actually think cervelli will be ok and maybe even league average.”

    If this new defensive improvement is real….then I do too

  24. mick March 7th, 2013 at 11:30 am

    Yanks aren’t going to fleece anyone.
    Just watch out for being fleeced but think Hal is gunshy and will look in-house.
    Musty at 3rd, Mesa in CF, Youk at 1st.

  25. randy l. March 7th, 2013 at 11:32 am

    “Donny,tell that to Randy…”

    mick-

    hey i think it’s fine to like waffles.

    i just like the organic kind with no GMOs :)

  26. Tackelberry March 7th, 2013 at 11:33 am

    mick March 7th, 2013 at 11:30 am
    Yanks aren’t going to fleece anyone.
    Just watch out for being fleeced but think Hal is gunshy and will look in-house.
    Musty at 3rd, Mesa in CF, Youk at 1st
    ______________________________________

    I’m sure Cashman and Hal are well aware that other teams are circling like vultures.

  27. Shame Spencer March 7th, 2013 at 11:33 am

    blake March 7th, 2013 at 10:48 am

    I do wish the US would send their A team to the WBC just one time…..I mean a Verlander, Kershaw , Strasburg, Price, Cain rotation with Cliff Lee and CC as Loogies……

    ——————–

    This is what we should be doing.. they didn’t even do this in year one of the competition!! If you want it to be legit you need your best players to show up. And all of those incredibly stupid, not-real-baseball rules, don’t help at all.

    The rules for ties is the dumbest thing I’ve ever seen and no pitcher should be forced into a max pitch count situation.

  28. champ809 March 7th, 2013 at 11:33 am

    Hey sorry to break it to you Jeter will not be the starting SS past 2014. He may get another contract depending on how well he plays/hits this season but he will be made to play on his option next year and then he will most likely retire.

  29. blake March 7th, 2013 at 11:34 am

    Randy,

    The bigger worry might be if they will actually play Cervelli

  30. Bo knows March 7th, 2013 at 11:34 am

    I’ve never been a big fan of paying 1B the big bucks. Easiest to replace. Teix’s defense will be hard to replace, his offense batting LH not so much.

    For two months I really won’t miss the big HR swings with two strikes. What did Granderson and Teix accomplish end of last season? By my memory, not very much.

  31. blake March 7th, 2013 at 11:35 am

    They have some weird obsession with Stewies pitch framing…..heard him do an interview the other day and he certainly sounded like a guy that thought he was going to be the starter

  32. mick March 7th, 2013 at 11:36 am

    Randy-
    Have you sent your resume to Cash as successor now that he is on the DL?
    Maybe he takes you on as an asst?

  33. blake March 7th, 2013 at 11:36 am

    “Hey sorry to break it to you Jeter will not be the starting SS past 2014″

    Hopefully Elvis Andrus will be

  34. mick March 7th, 2013 at 11:37 am

    Hey sorry to break it to you Jeter will not be the starting SS past 2014.
    ======================
    That’s 2 more years Nunez will sit.
    By then we might have another phenom ready.

  35. randy l. March 7th, 2013 at 11:37 am

    “If this new defensive improvement is real….then I do too”

    blake-

    i really see the defensive improvement as throwing improvement. cervelli was so bad he had to be sent down. he was historically bad. i thought he had to have a sore arm to have gotten that bad.

    i still think that may have been it. catchers try to hide sore arms from the opposition and from their team management because they might get released.
    a damaged arm can be the end for a young catcher.

    at any rate cervelli has a decent OPS. he’s ok receiving the ball. he’s throwing well. and he’s sucked it up and paid some dues.

    bang on him with a bat every now and then when he gets too perky back there and he should be ok.

  36. Bronx Jeers March 7th, 2013 at 11:38 am

    The irony of an Amway store opening at Citifield is not lost on this writer.

    http://www.sportsonearth.com/article/42361768/

    Likewise, there’s no truth to the rumor that the Steinbrenner’s were opening a bull manure store at Yankee Stadium

  37. DONNYBROOK March 7th, 2013 at 11:40 am

    - MICK -
    I know you and Randy may Hate to hear this, but you guys are Much alike. The same ends of a magnet do repel each other. Just the way it is.

  38. Shame Spencer March 7th, 2013 at 11:40 am

    Bo knows March 7th, 2013 at 11:34 am

    I’ve never been a big fan of paying 1B the big bucks. Easiest to replace. Teix’s defense will be hard to replace, his offense batting LH not so much.

    ——————

    This is why I’m erring a bit on my initial thoughts that Youk should be at 1B…. maybe instead you put someone that’s even less defensively stable like Musty or Nunez there and just tell them to hold still and just worry about catching the ball.

    I still think Youk has more value at 1B, but if they think the best defensive arrangements consist of him playing 3B so be it.

  39. mick March 7th, 2013 at 11:40 am

    cervelli will die back there from overuse.
    stewie better be ready to catch 40% of the games.

  40. Shame Spencer March 7th, 2013 at 11:41 am

    mick March 7th, 2013 at 11:37 am

    Hey sorry to break it to you Jeter will not be the starting SS past 2014.
    ======================
    That’s 2 more years Nunez will sit.
    By then we might have another phenom ready.

    ——————-

    …Diaz!

  41. DONNYBROOK March 7th, 2013 at 11:41 am

    “Maybe he takes you on as an ass”????

  42. mick March 7th, 2013 at 11:41 am

    I know you and Randy may Hate to hear this, but you guys are Much alike
    ============================
    No. I am the younger, better looking version.

  43. DONNYBROOK March 7th, 2013 at 11:41 am

    I’ll take your word on that.

  44. randy l. March 7th, 2013 at 11:42 am

    “Have you sent your resume to Cash as successor now that he is on the DL?”

    mick-

    i’m unemployable. no one would hire me .that’s why i own my own business :)

    have you thought about doing a post yet where you don’t comment on another poster’s comment, but simply have your own opinion directly about something.

    don’t be afraid. lots of us just say what we think about something. you can do it . it’s not that scary.

  45. mick March 7th, 2013 at 11:42 am

    I have seen my pictures and Randy’s and mine are better.

  46. Chip March 7th, 2013 at 11:43 am

    blake March 7th, 2013 at 11:35 am

    They have some weird obsession with Stewies pitch framing…..heard him do an interview the other day and he certainly sounded like a guy that thought he was going to be the starter
    —————-

    I think you’ll see Girardi go with certain catchers for certain pitchers. Stewart maybe with the lefties and Cervelli with Kuroda, Hughes and Nova.

    The issue is going to be that they are both back up catchers; neither is used to as much work as they’re going to get and as bad as both have been offensively for their careers, more work will only expose them even more.

  47. Cashmoney March 7th, 2013 at 11:44 am

    Correct me if I am wrong, Doesn’t AMWAY operates mostly under a pyramid scheme and some may deduce it Ponzi?

  48. DONNYBROOK March 7th, 2013 at 11:44 am

    Whoever is at 1B, had better be able to scoop the Jeet short-hop throws. A good wing-span is also required.

  49. pat March 7th, 2013 at 11:44 am

    WheresKernan
    Love to see the Big G Jason Giambi manage the #Yankees or #Mets down the road:

    I hear GB7′s response in my head sometimes when I read tweets like this.

  50. Bo knows March 7th, 2013 at 11:44 am

    I’ve been a Cervelli fan since his great season in A ball and have bemoaned the fact that he was rushed to the Majors and never given time to develop properly. I think this is his opportunity. Yes there is the concussion factor but steps should be taken to avoid him blocking the plate.

  51. mick March 7th, 2013 at 11:44 am

    have you thought about doing a post yet where you don’t comment on another poster’s comment, but simply have your own opinion directly about something.
    ===================================
    where have your opinions gotten you other than being unemployable?

  52. DONNYBROOK March 7th, 2013 at 11:45 am

    AMWAY spelled backwards = SHAM.

  53. Chip March 7th, 2013 at 11:46 am

    champ809 March 7th, 2013 at 11:33 am

    Hey sorry to break it to you Jeter will not be the starting SS past 2014. He may get another contract depending on how well he plays/hits this season but he will be made to play on his option next year and then he will most likely retire.
    —————-

    The option is a player option. If he puts up numbers like he did this past season, why wouldn’t he decline it and seek a 2 or 3 year deal at $15/year as opposed to the one year $8 that the option would pay him?

  54. Chip March 7th, 2013 at 11:47 am

    pat March 7th, 2013 at 11:44 am

    WheresKernan
    Love to see the Big G Jason Giambi manage the #Yankees or #Mets down the road:
    —————–

    Ahh Twitter…where dumb ideas are given voice.

  55. mick March 7th, 2013 at 11:47 am

    Why would the Yanks let Jeter go?
    Hal is smart enough to know he is the face of the franchise.
    There is no identity without Jeter.
    Attendance would be cut in half.

  56. DONNYBROOK March 7th, 2013 at 11:48 am

    I see Randy as a Donald Trump type, HAIR and all.

  57. mick March 7th, 2013 at 11:49 am

    While Randy is thinking of a snappy answer I will go have lunch.

  58. Chip March 7th, 2013 at 11:49 am

    mick March 7th, 2013 at 11:15 am

    Nunez will be traded. Jeter will get another contract. I don’t pay attention to tweets and rumors.
    My opinions are originals.
    —————–

    Ok, but your comment was that “Nunez looks to be on the block” and so my question is, what is giving you that impression?

    That they aren’t working him out at 3b? That’s not an indication that they’re going to trade him, just an indication that he’s not a good 3b.

    That he’s not in the lineup today? Not an indication that they’re trading him, just that he’s played a lot and is getting a game off.

  59. CompassRosy March 7th, 2013 at 11:50 am

    Watching the minor leaguers today. The resemblance is amazing isn’t it. #Mariners pic.twitter.com/sFdtBCTVGG

    Wow. No kidding!

  60. Chip March 7th, 2013 at 11:51 am

    mick March 7th, 2013 at 11:47 am

    Why would the Yanks let Jeter go?
    Hal is smart enough to know he is the face of the franchise.
    There is no identity without Jeter.
    Attendance would be cut in half
    —————-

    that’s just silly. Attendance didn’t suffer when Mattingly retired and he was just as much the face of the franchise as Jeter is.

    I do think that if Jeter opts out the Yankees have no choice but to sign him.

  61. blake March 7th, 2013 at 11:51 am

    @FeinsandNYDN: Kevin Youkilis on the loss of Teixeira and Granderson to injury: “Chicks dig the long ball… There are a lot of unhappy women in New York.”

  62. Cashmoney March 7th, 2013 at 11:51 am

    Kernan is pretty dumb… while we at it, he could have written Hamilton is ready to thrive with the angels or any other legit bat which Yanks are void of with current state of injury. If the point is Yanks could use another bat, sure, dear Watson.

  63. CompassRosy March 7th, 2013 at 11:51 am

    @shannondrayer: Watching the minor leaguers today. The resemblance is amazing isn’t it. #Mariners http://t.co/sFdtBCTVGG

    (trying again to see if the link comes thru)

  64. Shame Spencer March 7th, 2013 at 11:52 am

    @FeinsandNYDN

    Kevin Youkilis on the loss of Teixeira and Granderson to injury: “Chicks dig the long ball… There are a lot of unhappy women in New York.”

    That sound you hear is me throwing up..

  65. Jerkface March 7th, 2013 at 11:53 am

    If Jeter opts out they may have no choice but to let him go, unless they plan to abandon 189

  66. blake March 7th, 2013 at 11:53 am

    Chicks really dig Youk

  67. RadioKev March 7th, 2013 at 11:53 am

    Hahaha, that’s a hilarious line from Youkilis.

  68. Cashmoney March 7th, 2013 at 11:54 am

    blake, most of them are too busy in replying Arod’s text messages to be preoccupied with those two.

  69. pat March 7th, 2013 at 11:55 am

    JackCurryYES
    When asked what he’d say if Yanks asked position preference, Youkilis playfully said, “I don’t want to start any controversy, but shortstop.

  70. blake March 7th, 2013 at 11:55 am

    Jerkface says:
    March 7, 2013 at 11:53 am
    If Jeter opts out they may have no choice but to let him go, unless they plan to abandon 189

    Or secret option C….

  71. blake March 7th, 2013 at 11:55 am

    Which is pay him and spend less elsewher

  72. DONNYBROOK March 7th, 2013 at 11:57 am

    Youk and the snappy answers, brings back memories of Nettles.

  73. Jerkface March 7th, 2013 at 11:58 am

    We don’t talk about secret option C around here…

  74. blake March 7th, 2013 at 11:58 am

    Youk does grow on you…..kinda like unwanted back hair

  75. Jerkface March 7th, 2013 at 11:59 am

    @Buster_ESPN

    It’s an open secret that Mariano Rivera intends to retire, and that announcement figures to be very soon, perhaps Saturday.

    The hits keep coming!

  76. Shame Spencer March 7th, 2013 at 11:59 am

    @Buster_ESPN

    It’s an open secret that Mariano Rivera intends to retire, and that announcement figures to be very soon, perhaps Saturday.

    ——————-

    This team better make the playoffs..

  77. blake March 7th, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    After reading Hals interview I think the only thing that’ll stop 189 is a total collapse this year…..otherwise I think they will spin whatever they cobble together for 2014 as a “championship level team” and proceed

  78. blake March 7th, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    Mo might just decide to retire now

  79. Cashmoney March 7th, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    Mo might just decide to retire now

    better trade him for Castellano before Detroit get wind of this.

  80. DONNYBROOK March 7th, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    Mo should return in 2014, just so He and Jeet can pull a Koufax- Drysdale Public hold-out.

  81. Wave Your Hat March 7th, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    The injuries will give the front office a ready made excuse when the Yanks collapse this year.

    I just hope they don’t trade any future for a current band-aid.

  82. blake March 7th, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    “I just hope they don’t trade any future for a current band-aid.”

    Matt Garzas elbow injury is saving us for now

  83. DONNYBROOK March 7th, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    Personally, I prefer Avisail Garcia Over Castellano at this point in time. Fantasy BB players take note.

  84. pat March 7th, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    Buster_ESPN
    So whenever Rivera’s announcement happens — perhaps this Saturday–it’ll set up a summer-long goodbye tour around MLB, a la Chipper in ’12

    A season long farewell tour seems very un-Mo-like to me.

  85. Tackelberry March 7th, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    DONNYBROOK March 7th, 2013 at 11:41 am
    “Maybe he takes you on as an ass”????

    __________________________________________

    ROTFLAMO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  86. blake March 7th, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    Randy must have left ….so I’ll post how I picture Donny
    https://www.google.com/search?q=waffle+house+cook&hl=en&client=safari&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=Z8o4UZnYBJHW9QSRxICYAg&ved=0CDAQsAQ&biw=320&bih=504#i=0

  87. blake March 7th, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    @LoHudYankees: Was suggested @CC_Sabathia fill in at 1B. “Don’t give him any ideas,” Girardi said. “Anything to get his bat in the lineup, he’ll say.”

  88. Against All Odds March 7th, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    RadioKev March 7th, 2013 at 11:53 am
    Hahaha, that’s a hilarious line from Youkilis.

    —————————–

    Yea we shouldn’t kill him for that

  89. Shame Spencer March 7th, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    :arrow:

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