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Friday notes: Jeter, Aardsma, Mesa, Warren

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Mar 08, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Might not have looked like it at first glance, but the Yankees actually had quite a few potential regulars in today’s lineup.

Brett Gardner and Kevin Youkilis were there, and so was the apparent front runner for the catching job, Francisco Cervelli. Eduardo Nunez was at shortstop – still getting treatment that suggest he’s be at least a platoon starter this season – and potential third base option Jayson Nix was starting at second. At first base was Dan Johnson, who could be a left-handed replacement for Mark Teixeira; and in center field was Melky Mesa, who could be a right-handed replacement for Curtis Granderson.

The lineup might not have stood out as a strong collection of Opening Day starters, but Robinson Cano, Travis Hafner and Ichiro Suzuki were the only no-doubt-about-it April 1 regulars missing from the bunch. Amazing.

Obviously I was here in Tampa for the game — it was a 6-1 loss to the Marlins — but here are a few quick notes.

• Apparently Joe Girardi indicated after the game that Derek Jeter might get a start at designated hitter tomorrow. It would be Jeter’s first game of the spring, and it wouldn’t be even close to the biggest story of the day.

• David Aardsma has what seems to be a minor groin injury. He told Dan Barbarisi that he’s planning to throw a bullpen tomorrow.

• The Yankees were held to just five hits today. Two of them were by Mesa, who seems to have made the right choice by skipping the World Baseball Classic. I don’t think the WBC would have ruined his chances of making the big league roster, but he seems to be keeping himself in the mix here in Yankees camp.

• Unless there’s something I’m missing, Adam Warren’s pitching line seems to speak for itself: 4 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 0 K. Not a great start against a Marlins lineup that didn’t have Giancarlo Stanton.

• The Yankees didn’t make any errors today!

• Nunez had one hit, drew a walk and was picked off. … Thomas Neal had the Yankees only extra-base hit, a double. … Aside from Mesa, Nunez and Neal, the only other Yankees hit came from Luke Murton. … Another scoreless inning from Shawn Kelley. Also one scoreless from Branden Pinder. Mark Montgomery bounced back with a strikeout and a walk in his own hitless, scoreless inning.

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134 Responses to “Friday notes: Jeter, Aardsma, Mesa, Warren”

  1. Jerkface March 8th, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    Anyway… does anyone wanna dumb down the WBC situation for me. I wish LGY was here to give us a playoff schedule

    Right now Pool C and D are playing in the first round. So the top 2 teams advance by record, with ties handled vie tie breakers based on direct head to head and runs scored/allowed etc.

    Italy with 2 wins is a near lock to advance, because they will have beaten the 2 teams challenging them for the spot (Canada/Mexico) so they win head to head tie breakers. It will only get tricky if USA loses 1 and to who.

    Pool A and B (Cuba/Japan, Netherlands/Taiwan) are in the semi-finals. A and B are playing each other. Winner of Pool A vs Runner up of Pool B and vice versa.

    Cuba vs Netherlands
    Japan vs Taiwan

    Next is

    Winner vs Winner (Netherlands/Japan)
    Loser vs Loser (Taiwan/Cuba)

    Loser of the LvL match is eliminated, Winner of the WvW match gets a bye. Then the loser of the WvW match fights the winner of the loser game. Loser of that gets eliminated, winner faces the bye team. The bye team is automatically advanced to the championship game, the match just determines seeding.

    Same thing happens with pool C and D.

    Then the 1st place teams face the 2nd place teams of their opposing combined pools (so say Cuba vs USA and Japan vs Dominican Republic), and the winner of those games are in the finals. I guess.

  2. randy l. March 8th, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    pat m-

    i don’t even know where to begin with what hal is doing to the yankees.

    that article you sent said it all. i think we all could get behind it if they blew it all up and started over, but this wishy washy 189 thing is all over the charts. it’s not going to work.

    it’s hard to believe so much time has passed since that night you, me, cb and others were talking about the strange release point wang had in that spring training game. good times on the blog back then.

  3. Shame Spencer March 8th, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    Repost:

    Shame Spencer March 8th, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    JF – Thank you for explaining it to me and my childlike level of intelligence, as always!!

    It’s greatly appreciated. My head hurt just looking at that graphic they came up with.

  4. ron March 8th, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    •The Padres are starting to listen to offers for Chase Headley, Bill Madden of the New York Daily News reports. The Padres tabled extension talks with Headley earlier this winter after the two sides were far apart on terms. The third baseman is under contract through the 2014 season and Madden argues that the Yankees should make a move for a young star like Headley or Giancarlo Stanton in order to bolster the lineup and ensure the team will contend this year.

    If they are then we should be right in the middle of it.

  5. Deal With It March 8th, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    What’s to like about the above article, not much

  6. Chad Jennings March 8th, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    ron March 8th, 2013 at 3:58 pm e
    •The Padres are starting to listen to offers for Chase Headley, Bill Madden of the New York Daily News reports. The Padres tabled extension talks with Headley earlier this winter after the two sides were far apart on terms. The third baseman is under contract through the 2014 season and Madden argues that the Yankees should make a move for a young star like Headley or Giancarlo Stanton in order to bolster the lineup and ensure the team will contend this year.

    If they are then we should be right in the middle of it.

    Not sure whether it’s changed, but I talked to a source this winter who said the Yankees never called to ask about Headley during the offseason.

  7. FiretheUMPIRE March 8th, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    I just read somewhere that the Padres responded to those rumors and said they are not ready to move Chase Headley and will assess the team at the all-star break or trade deadline or something to that effect. But now I can’t find it and it’s annoying the crap out of me.

  8. ron March 8th, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    Teade for headley sets up our infield nicely with youk holding 1b down til tex returns.
    Hafner at dh,so we are ok there.

    Then trade nunez,and something else for an outfielder.
    I’d like us to think big,and go for stanton.

    Blow it up,and trade for headley,and stanton.
    With our pitching staff,we’d be in great shape,now,and going forward.

    Every prospect would have to be in play,and should be.

  9. Rich in NJ March 8th, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    “i don’t even know where to begin with what hal is doing to the yankees.”

    It’s impossible to know whether or not the primary responsibility lies with Hal, or the people who work for him that may or may not have promised things that they have been unable to deliver (i.e., sufficient cost-controlled young players to offset austerity while remaining a very competitive teams).

    We do know that Hal, his brother, and Levine screwed the pooch with the A-Rod deal, contrary to Cashman’s advice.

    OTOH, Cashman convinced him to spend more in 2009 to get Teixeira.

    If Cashman had failed to convince him, where would that money have been spent?

    Holliday, perhaps?

  10. FiretheUMPIRE March 8th, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    Again, I wonder if the Padres would be interested in Jose Ramirez and Slade Heathcott at the break, for starters.

  11. randy l. March 8th, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    next time chad has a live chat i’m going to ask him , since reporters almost always root for good stories, does it matter to him whether the yankees do really well or really bad since both extremes would give a reporter lots of fodder for stories.

    the tone above makes it sound like he finds the yankees predicament kind of funny.
    i can’t argue with him if that’s the case.
    there is definitely a humor to it.

  12. FiretheUMPIRE March 8th, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    Of course they did not call on Headley over the winter. Their solution was Youkilis. No more buying time with the Tex injury.

  13. blake March 8th, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    “Not sure whether it’s changed, but I talked to a source this winter who said the Yankees never called to ask about Headley during the offseason.”

    he’s about 7 years too young

  14. ron March 8th, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    I’m only copy + pasting what i read on mlbtr,that’s all.

    All i’m saying is that we are the yankees,and what made us the number 1 sports team on the planet is spending money to make money,and having an exciting team is part of that equasion.

    Not sure if we can get headley,but we need a 3b,and there is no 3b prospect on the radar in our system,but the flip side of that is,maybe we don’t need as big of a splash.
    Look at how well brosious worked out.
    I have no problem with youk there for now.
    It is 1b,and the outfield that worries me.
    Gardner,and ichiro are fine,but against lh pitching,it is a concern,and without granderson,we have zero power in our o.f.

    Man does headley,and stanton sound great.
    I’d unload our farm system for them,but would try to keep banuelos,campos,and if possible,m williams.

  15. blake March 8th, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    “Again, I wonder if the Padres would be interested in Jose Ramirez and Slade Heathcott at the break, for starters.”

    I think those could be pieces…..My guess is they’d probably want at least one more significant piece though

  16. Jerkface March 8th, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    Jose Ramirez, 23, has a 92-96 mph fastball that touches the upper 90s and a plus changeup. He’s working hard to develop his slider into an average offering.

    When I asked a talent evaluator what he liked most about Ramirez, he mentioned the pitching prospect’s power arm and plus changeup. “He throws strikes and has mound presence and poise,” he said. The right-hander has all the ingredients necessary to develop into a No. 3 starter — except the reliable breaking ball.

    http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs.....s-2012-13/

    Projects Tyler Austin to be a high average major league hitter who hits ~15-20 HRs. O’neil type. I like it.

  17. ron March 8th, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    The mlbtr article is from yesterday,So it is very fresh.

  18. G. Love March 8th, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    If Hal, Levine, etc. had listened to a petulant Cashman a few years ago they wouldn’t have had an actual closer to fill in for Mo last season and help them make the playoffs. We would’ve had Boone Logan closing for us after Drob got injured when Mo went down and showed he wasn’t ready to be the closer.

    How a GM survives coming out publicly criticizing that kind of smart depth move over the loss of a draft pick than they’ve now recouped is beyond me.

    A lot of people want to put this all at Hal’s feet and I agree with that in many respects. He wants to make more profit, cut costs and he keeps Cashman running this ship.

    But I don’t think for a second that Brian Cashman is sitting there wanting to make big smart moves being told no. He has always been ashamed of the payroll and wants credit for winning as a smart savvy GM and not some checkbook spender. He has serious enmity towards the fans which has a lot to do with how fans react to him.

    Personally, looking at his draft record I’m thrilled we got 2 seasons of Soriano instead of what he might have picked with that pick way back when.

    He’s had 8 seasons to build his super prospect laden team and we’re looking at the likes of Dan Johnson, Juan Rivera, Matt Diaz and Chris Stewart playing key roles on this team.

  19. FiretheUMPIRE March 8th, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    Blake how about this? Jose Ramirez, Slade Heathcott, Austin Romine, Mark Montgomery. All four of them have the potential to boost their trade value over these next few months if they can perform at higher levels of the minors.

  20. Against All Odds March 8th, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    ron March 8th, 2013 at 4:04 pm
    Teade for headley sets up our infield nicely with youk holding 1b down til tex returns.
    Hafner at dh,so we are ok there.

    Then trade nunez,and something else for an outfielder.
    I’d like us to think big,and go for stanton.

    Blow it up,and trade for headley,and stanton.
    With our pitching staff,we’d be in great shape,now,and going forward.

    Every prospect would have to be in play,and should be.

    ——————————-

    Too many moving parts

  21. ron March 8th, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    Yeah,and i also read not long ago,betantes being compared to king felix.
    Most prospects don’t become good ml players.
    Obviously the ones that make it do,but the chances are slim.

    I love ramirez,and the biggest reasons are that he throws hard,and he has a great changeup,but if i had to choose austin,or headley,i take headley 10 out of 10 times.
    I’d try to keep banuelos,campos,ramirez,nova,phelps out of any deals,and use warren,betantes,and others,but i can’t see that happening.

    I might even trade pineda before them.

  22. G. Love March 8th, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    I would hesitate before dealing Jose Ramirez. The guy looks like the goods on the mound. I’m leery of hype until I get to see the prospects play and Ramirez looks like the real deal. Having that monster in the rotation with CC going forward? That would be something.

    Maybe it’s a San Diego bias, but I just feel like players who thrive there don’t thrive in NY.

    I know Headley’s numbers are great, but I would be much more comfy emptying the system for Stanton.

  23. ron March 8th, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    Against All Odds

    I agree,but headley alone sets us up nice,then granderson comes back,and we look good.
    The see what happens going forward.

    If i’m cashman,i’m on the phone with the padres every day to try to pull it off.

    Get some exitement back into this team.
    Gettin headley prevents nix,nunez from getting more ab than they need.
    With jeter coming off his injury,and youk aging,girardi will do his usual 50,000 moves a game because he always has to be doing something,making moves,thinking.
    That is just how he is.

    A lot of it is good,some of it not so good.

  24. FiretheUMPIRE March 8th, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    I think an acquisition of Headley would preserve more of the farm than Stanton (if that guy is even attainable given what we have). But more importantly, Headley is more important for the roster because of 3B being a very difficult position to fill. The team is loaded with outfielders.

    So from a logistical point of view mixed with a prospect hugger twist, I’d prefer my target be Headley, not Stanton.

  25. randy l. March 8th, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    “I might even trade pineda before them.”

    all of him are just pieces as they fall off.

  26. randy l. March 8th, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    all of him OR just pieces as they fall off :)

  27. G. Love March 8th, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    I just think it’s not a matter of if the Marlins deal Stanton, it’s when. The guy doesn’t want to be there and I’d hate to use all our bullets before we took a shot at the bat that would center this batting order along with Robbie if retained.

    I truthfully haven’t seen enough of Headley to know much about him. I just get scared by guys who do well in SD coming east. It’s a completely different way of life and different level of intensity.

  28. Against All Odds March 8th, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    Headley would be a nice addition but as Chad mentioned they showed zero interest. Yrs ago we thought that was just their way of making a stealth move but now when reports say they have no interest it literally means they have no interest.

  29. blake March 8th, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    “Blake how about this? Jose Ramirez, Slade Heathcott, Austin Romine, Mark Montgomery. All four of them have the potential to boost their trade value over these next few months if they can perform at higher levels of the minors.”

    I’d do that for Headley….I love Ramierez and Slade but both those guys carry risk….Headley is really good now and only 28.

  30. Rich in NJ March 8th, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    They won’t trade Pineda any time soon, and they shouldn’t. They might as well find out if he can come back. If it does, it would be huge.

  31. blake March 8th, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    Id trade them all for Giancarlo

  32. randy l. March 8th, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    “They might as well find out if he can come back. If it does, it would be huge.”

    yup but i look at things like pineda coming back as things you can flip coins on.

    it’s a 50/50 thing with pineda if he’ll be helpful this year.

    it’s 50/50 if cervelli will be close to league average.

    it’s 50/50 if mariano and jeter will still be themselves.

    it’s 50/50 if teixeira will be back .

    these are just a few of the 50/50 coin flips the yankees have.

    say they have 6.

    2x2x2x2x2x2

    the chance of all 6 coming up their way is a one in sixty-four chance.

    i used to do this little probability game with red sox fans to annoy them.

    it’s not good to have too many coin flip players on your team.

  33. ron March 8th, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    I’d do everything in my power to keep ramirez.
    He just sounds like he is going to be great,just by his name.

    Like a pedro martinez.

  34. Pat M. March 8th, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    Yanks need Pineda to bounce back in a big way.. Keep in mind folks ( and I’m sure you do ) that next spring training camp very well will be minus Petitte / Kuroda and maybe even Hughes. So what is the clubs strength now will be a huge weakness and good pitching cost so much money. Hell, 1/2 million dollars a start is becoming the norm. With Jeter, Rivera and Petitte doing the farewell tour, home attendence would still be solid. This would have been the ideal time to retool the club looking ahead . Both with the budget and the roster. Tin Cup, that Wang discussion was for me , maybe the best time I ever experienced here ( non-game ). Sadly only a few of us still hang out here from that night.

  35. Rich in NJ March 8th, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    I’d trade them for Stanton, not Headley.

  36. Chip March 8th, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    So here’s a thought. See if Drew Henson can hit. He’s only 33 – which makes him younger than both Matt Diaz and Juan Rivera. Maybe he can come in and hit a bit and play some 1b or 3b for the squad until Tex comes back. He had all kinds of talent as a prospect, but just couldn’t get it together. Maybe now, with nothing to lose, he can. He can’t be that much worse than Rivera and Diaz.

    I’m joking about this…mostly.

  37. blake March 8th, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    I’ve raved about Jose Ramierez all week….he’s got big time upside IMO….but I wouldn’t hold him out of a trade for an impact bat…..he’s been hurt a lot and is in no way a sure thing to stay healthy or become an above average starter.

  38. Shame Spencer March 8th, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    Drew Henson!!!!

  39. blake March 8th, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    Mike Greenberg ?@Espngreeny
    I get that Mariano Rivera can’t be the MVP of MLB history because of his position. But does that mean he can’t be the best? #Yankees

    Greenie can’t understand this…..everyone loves Mo….he’s the greatest closer ever by a wide margin….but he’s a closer…..it’s kinda like saying the greatest field goal kicker ever is better than Joe Montana.

    Derek Jeter has played over 20,000 more innings than Mo has in his career…..think about that

  40. Chip March 8th, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    If the Marlins are willing to part with Stanton, I’m not sure there’s anyone in the Yankee system that can be considered “untouchable”

    If it came to it, a combination of Austin, Heathcott and Sanchez is still the right thing to do. Giancarlo’s not that much older than those guys and he’s already a star under control. Only problem is that with the new CBA rules, it’s not as easy to rebuild a farm system as it used to be.

  41. Rich in NJ March 8th, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    Jeter, Mantle, Ruth, Gehrig, DiMiaggio, all more important to Yankee history than Mariano.

  42. mick March 8th, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    Ranking the Yankees:
    1 Ruth
    2 Gehrig
    3 Mantle
    4 Joe D
    5 Jeter
    6 Yogi
    7 Whitey
    8 Mo
    9 Dickey
    10 ?

    1st 9 are HOFers.

  43. jacksquat March 8th, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    Headley is a pipe dream that is pointless to bring up (again for the millionth time). SD wants a big package and on top of that he has only 2 years of control left and he’s already making almost 9 mil for 2013 so while he may be underpaid he is not cheap.

  44. randy l. March 8th, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    ” Henson is back in baseball as a minor league hitting coach for the New York Yankees in the Gulf Coast League. He opened up about the transition during an interview with CBS New York.”

    http://www.mlive.com/wolverine.....n_hir.html

    wow, not how a guy who played in both the nfl and mlb thought he would end up.

  45. Rich in NJ March 8th, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    Who thought that Brady would be a better NFL QB when both he and Henson were at UofM? Not me.

  46. tbone1570 March 8th, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    “With Jeter, Rivera and Petitte doing the farewell tour, home attendence would still be solid.”
    ——————————————–

    Were the two more retirement announcements I didn’t hear about?

  47. Chip March 8th, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    Who thought Mike Lowell would be a better 3b than Drew Henson? Not the Yankees.

  48. randy l. March 8th, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    “Who thought Mike Lowell would be a better 3b than Drew Henson?”

    not the yankees, since they traded him to miami for minor league pitchers Ed Yarnall, Mark Johnson, and Todd Noel.

    ouch.

  49. Rich in NJ March 8th, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    Henson aside, I hated the Lowell trade at the time. Brosius contributed, but I almost always prefer going with younger player with more potential upside, especially when there are in their prime veterans to offset the almost inevitable adjustment period.

    btw, The pitcher they tried to get in that deal from the Marlins was a young AJ Burnett, but they couldn’t.

  50. Against All Odds March 8th, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    @ Randy true I’m sure he didn’t see his future ending up like this but he’ll be better off than Ryan Leaf

  51. ron March 8th, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    This is why i would of traded cano for 2 great prospects that are ml ready like an olt,plus a stud pitcher,and we should of signed hamilton.
    Hamilton replaces cano’s production,probably more than,but we get a top 3b prospect to plug into the lineup now,and a top pitching prospect.

    Hamilton is a pretty safe 5 year contract,not an overly long one.
    Look at what the mets are doing.
    They have some really good prospects,and one really good bat at 3b.
    From there,all they need to do is sign maybe 2,or 3 big bats,and,or develop them,and of course those prospects have to produce.
    Harvey,wheeler,and more.

    The indians traded choo,then replaced him with cano,but got a nice return package,making them much better.
    Would you rather have hamilton,a top 3b,and p prospect,or cano,with hamilton getting a 5 year deal,but cano probably getting 8,minimum??

  52. blake March 8th, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    When does Ramierez throw again…..searching for reasons to watch these games

  53. Jerkface March 8th, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    wow italy ‘walk off mercy rules’ Canada. So awesome.

  54. mick March 8th, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    Why did Martin leave the Yankees?
    Russell, not Billy.

  55. J. Alfred Prufrock March 8th, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    Tomorrow. He’s starting.

  56. jmills March 8th, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    To all you Italians, Italy just bombed Canada,….again.

  57. blake March 8th, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    mick says:
    March 8, 2013 at 5:32 pm
    Why did Martin leave the Yankees?
    Russell, not Billy.

    They didnt offer him a contract

  58. jmills March 8th, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    Why did Martin leave, Canada? ( Not that it would make la difference )

  59. J. Alfred Prufrock March 8th, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    Jmills, if it were in hockey you’d have a national dilemma :)

  60. blake March 8th, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock says:
    March 8, 2013 at 5:33 pm
    Tomorrow. He’s starting.

    Good…since Cano left and most of the youngsters got sent down these games are hard to watch

  61. J. Alfred Prufrock March 8th, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    Mariano’s announcement has
    Plunged me into a deep depression. Awful.

  62. J. Alfred Prufrock March 8th, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    How’d we get here? Awful.

  63. jmills March 8th, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    Alfred, in international hockey, everybody in Canada plays, Bobby Baun broken leg and all.

  64. J. Alfred Prufrock March 8th, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    Trenton games can’t
    Get here fast enough.

  65. jmills March 8th, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    Maybe Mo will change his mind and become the Gordie Howe of our time. Does he have any sons he wants to appear with?

  66. blake March 8th, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    Maybe Mo is just announcing he can play 1B?

  67. J. Alfred Prufrock March 8th, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    Jmills, I once wrote
    A lyric to the tune of “Fire” that mentioned Bobby Baun…. The part that begins “Well Romeo & Juliet..”

    Became: Well, Kurtenbach and Ferguson… Bob-by Baun and Howe…”
    :)

  68. Pat M. March 8th, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    Tin Cup…..SJ says hello and raves about Ramierez.

  69. austinmac March 8th, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    What’s the news with Heathcott’s return?

  70. mick March 8th, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    No opinions on #10 Yankee All-Time?

  71. jmills March 8th, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    Alfred, very good, you, ” Fire, ” and the Pointer Sisters.

  72. mick March 8th, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    Mo held a presser last year to tell us he hasn’t made up his mind.
    Could he do it again?

  73. austinmac March 8th, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    The Yankees had another prized QB who was the number one rated player out of high school, Shea Morenz. He was an awful college QB and a failed Yankee first round pick. Ah memories.

  74. jmills March 8th, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    Heathcott just has to make it through that one last Reed Johnson wall and he’ll be right by your side.

  75. randy l. March 8th, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    pat m-

    say hi back to sj

    i was thinking about sj watching doral yesterday.

    one of these days we’re all going to have to get together and play some golf.

  76. austinmac March 8th, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    Mick,

    Hall of Famer, Lefty Gomez. Just read a biography, and he was a great guy and darn good pitcher.

  77. Against All Odds March 8th, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    Phelps is a journeyman pitcher – Francesa

  78. J. Alfred Prufrock March 8th, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    The finest spectator
    Moment in all my years in the true Yankee Stadium ( and the
    Poor present-day facsimile of it) has been when the dulcet first notes Of Enter Sandman sound and that
    Most graceful and equanimous of beings begins to make his way to the pitching
    Mound. It grieves
    Me to think this is the last year I can witness this, the last I can be
    In
    His Presence.

  79. jmills March 8th, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    I used to play golf as a naïve leftie, and when I realized it was a racist event against sir moi,…I left :D

  80. jmills March 8th, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    ” Enter Sandman. ” Everybody secretly likes that song!

  81. mick March 8th, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    Me to think this is the last year I can witness this, the last I can be
    In
    His Presence.
    ===========
    and we thought you worshipped jesus…

  82. blake March 8th, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    Against All Odds says:
    March 8, 2013 at 5:58 pm
    Phelps is a journeyman pitcher – Francesa

    Has he ever watched baseball?

  83. mick March 8th, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    Mets wouldn’t do Buck for Phelps?-Francesa

  84. Pat M. March 8th, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    Cup…..We spoke about how we missed out playing a round with GB that we always spoke about… He’s recover very slowly from getting hit by a tractor-trailer in London ( covering the Patriots game in October ) that ran over his ankle and foot. His producer had his leg run over and broken in 4 places, real ugly …… Last summer GB and I spoke about heading to Tampa this winter but that was not meant to be.

  85. mick March 8th, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    A.Mac- What is your Top 10?

  86. mick March 8th, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    Red Ruffing might get the nod over Lefty Gomez.

  87. J. Alfred Prufrock March 8th, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    WTF I had wanted to see The Father play catch with The Son.

  88. jmills March 8th, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    Red Ruffing and Gomez, now we’re talkin’.

    Anybody got a lil’ Horner on ice,…in a corner?

  89. J. Alfred Prufrock March 8th, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    Unless its
    Just
    To make fun of him I can’t see the
    Point of repeating what Francesa says about Yankee prospects & young players.

  90. mick March 8th, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    Morneau is hitting .471 in ST.
    Would want Nunez, Betances, Banuelos in a deal.

  91. mick March 8th, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    Why can’t Francesa be quoted?

  92. randy l. March 8th, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    pat m-

    wow that’s some crazy accident for sj and his producer. hopefully he’s healing up well.

    yes ,playing a round with gb7 would have been a round we would have never forgot.
    he’ll be there in spirit when we finally do it.

  93. jmills March 8th, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    Randy, arguably, nothing is ever missed my friend.

  94. mick March 8th, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    WTF I had wanted to see The Father play catch with The Son.
    =======================
    Go rent Field of Dreams.

  95. Doreen March 8th, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    Pat and randy

    Don’t put it off. Make definite plans. And toast GB at he 19th hole.

  96. mick March 8th, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    Francesa-”If they are going to stall this Machine it will be very painful.”

  97. J. Alfred Prufrock March 8th, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    I don’t care who you quote or what you say.
    I just don’t think francesa’s baseball opinions are worth repeating.

  98. mick March 8th, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    I don’t care who you quote or what you say.
    =============================
    Nasty.

  99. mick March 8th, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    He’s got a job to do and he does it well.

  100. jmills March 8th, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    I don’t know who Francesa is.

  101. mick March 8th, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    Joba isn’t a starting pitcher.

  102. Sir Harden Thick March 8th, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    Just for fun. Anyone have any players that you think cashman would trade for that will make you scratch your head.

  103. randy l. March 8th, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    “Don’t put it off. Make definite plans. And toast GB at he 19th hole.”

    doreen-

    absolutely , and we’ll toast him every time we hit a bad shot :)

    gb7 swears after getting a lesson from orville moody ( future us open winner) while in the army that he was sent to an all expense paid vacation in southeast asia because his swing was so bad orville just couldnt watch it anymore.’

    “In 1969, when he stunned the golf world with his United States Open victory, Moody was the PGA player of the year. But he seemed unimpressed with himself in the aftermath and he was irked by the tour’s pressures.

    “We had more fun in the Army,” he told Sports Illustrated in June 1970. “You don’t realize the security there. I always had a place to sleep, a place to eat and I always got paid. The money is too good now to go back. But I was happier then.”
    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08......html?_r=0

    i loved gb7′s orville moody stories.

  104. Rich in NJ March 8th, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    Everyone is tradeable in the right deal.

    At this point, the right deal means getting both younger as well as better, and probably more cost-controlled.

    That’s hard to do.

    And Cashman’s trade record is spotty at best.

  105. J. Alfred Prufrock March 8th, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    Jmills, thy state is
    The
    More
    Gracious for
    ’tis a vice to know him. :)

  106. jmills March 8th, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    Gb7 told me great stories about Sudden Sam; Sir Steve Harden, I have a couple of 2nd b people you can have given the fact I’m going to have to beg Alomar to come on back.

  107. mick March 8th, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    “Jeter starts this year in a place where baseball and the Yankees need him.
    Who was better, Jeter, Garciaparra or Arod?
    Jeter was the tortoise and he beat the hares.
    One hit at a time.
    Here is a star who is untarnished.”

    To paraphrase Francesa.

  108. J. Alfred Prufrock March 8th, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    The Son is .412 w/1.238 OPS

    Thanks, Bri :)

  109. mick March 8th, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    Let it go….

  110. jmills March 8th, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    Alfred, that’s a paradox, but I’m too dumb to get at it :D Nice to see you, I e-mailed a couple of Ian Thomas songs for you ( brother of Dave Thomas dontcha’ kno )

  111. Against All Odds March 8th, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    blake March 8th, 2013 at 6:02 pm
    Against All Odds says:
    March 8, 2013 at 5:58 pm
    Phelps is a journeyman pitcher – Francesa

    Has he ever watched baseball?

    ———————–

    Some caller proposed a trade. Mick can correct me on the players but I think it was Buck, Duda, and maybe someone else for Cervy and Phelps. He went onto say that Phelps wouldn’t help the Mets.

  112. J. Alfred Prufrock March 8th, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    Jmills, good
    Man. Haven’t had occasion to get email of late will catch up this weekend and howl a torrent of words words words your way:)

  113. mick March 8th, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    Flores.
    Do the Mets even have a Flores. I know we do.

  114. Against All Odds March 8th, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    mick March 8th, 2013 at 6:16 pm
    Francesa-”If they are going to stall this Machine it will be very painful.”

    ——————–

    How is he surprised? He told everyone during the winter they were going to operate differently

  115. jmills March 8th, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    Alfred, thanks, Thomas on repeat:

    http://www.youtube.com/embed/Q.....#038;rel=0

  116. J. Alfred Prufrock March 8th, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    Jmills – what I meant was you don’t really want to knOw who Francesa is – it will not enrich your life in the least:)

  117. Pat M. March 8th, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    Doreen. Do you swing the sticks ??? If so maybe you can be the 4th now, lot’s of swanky golf courses in your neck of The Garden State. Maybe in October ??? Cup, GB’s golfing escapades were very funny. Needless to say he’s missed

  118. mick March 8th, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    How is he surprised? He told everyone during the winter they were going to operate differently
    ================
    He doesn’t think Hal has stopped spending.

  119. J. Alfred Prufrock March 8th, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    Wonder I’d andy does it again next year or if DJ is the last one standing…. Dark ages are upon us.

    Later

  120. mick March 8th, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    oh the drama…

  121. jmills March 8th, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    I cannot not contribute on the next post since Chad has put up an abode needed video which makes access on my blackberry mobile part impossible.

    Sweet dreams Stevie Nicks.

  122. Doreen March 8th, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    Pat, I’m afraid I am almost cause. I’ve tried. It’s pretty pathetic. Lol

  123. Doreen March 8th, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    Um darn autocorrect. I am a LOST CAUSE at golf. SMH

  124. mick March 8th, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    Don’t make em like this anymore:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLX5pP7JS9Y

  125. jmills March 8th, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    Golf is dangerous when some idiot behind you decides to go prematurely ahead.

  126. jmills March 8th, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    Mick, I sorta’ remember those days.

  127. mick March 8th, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    You seem to be the only one who appreciates my genius jmills:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAJa2U21_vo

  128. mick March 8th, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    Today it’s cool to listen to obscure bands.

  129. mick March 8th, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1KtScrqtbc

  130. jmills March 8th, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    Mick, you’ve got tres fantisque musique, no doubt, Gwen .

  131. mick March 8th, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    it’s everyone’s to share…

  132. jmills March 8th, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    Sorry, ” tres fantastique,” – my dumb

    Betty Blue 37 degrees is one of my fave soundtracks ( and the movie ain’t bad either ) – feel good for me like, ” Mulholland Drive . “

  133. jmills March 8th, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    ” He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother. ” A message for me at least. About a decade ago, my stepbrother shot himself to death. I don’t know what to say, I hope he has found some peace.

  134. mick March 8th, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    sorry for your loss jmills…

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