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Nix gets start at short

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Mar 10, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Brett Gardner LF
Jayson Nix SS
Kevin Youkilis 3B
Juan Rivera 1B
Francisco Cervelli C
Matt Diaz DH
Melky Mesa CF
Thomas Neal RF
Jose Pirela 2B

RHP David Phelps

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61 Responses to “Nix gets start at short”

  1. blake March 10th, 2013 at 8:39 am

    blake says:
    March 10, 2013 at 8:38 am
    Chip,

    Yea I wouldn’t count on Pineda til we see what he is….and we need to see nova bounce back…..phelps probably isn’t going to be in the rotation so you’d be counting on him with very limited experience as a starter.

  2. blake March 10th, 2013 at 8:40 am

    Team USA gonna get a look a stud pitching prospect Jameson Taillon today

  3. Chip March 10th, 2013 at 8:40 am

    I like what I’ve seen from this kid Pirella. He had pretty strong numbers at Trenton last season. Like Maruzsack he could be an interesting future utility option – or if the hitting keeps improving – could be in the mix with Joseph and Adams to replace Cano next season.

  4. Chip March 10th, 2013 at 8:42 am

    I think Pineda will be here. I have blind faith in that. I’m starting to think that Phelps won’t make the final 25. That the Yankees will go without a long man in favor of keeping Phelps in the rotation at AAA.

  5. austinmac March 10th, 2013 at 8:42 am

    The NY Times has an article today how the team won’t spend money despite offensive needs. No kidding. Hal’s vision is to watch Rivera and Diaz both play again. Their regular playing is a strong sign they will be on the team. I have no idea what they see.

    The over and over for runs today is one.

  6. blake March 10th, 2013 at 8:45 am

    Thought is was funny that Mo sorta took a playful shot at this whole 189 business at the start of his presser yesterday…..he thanked Cashman for breaking policy and giving him a 2 year deal

  7. Chip March 10th, 2013 at 8:46 am

    Mac -

    I don’t think that there’s anything you can do today (whether you’re willing to spend money or not) to improve the team. Teams aren’t going to trade a guy like Justin Morneau right now. Maybe at the end of spring training or around Memorial Day, but not now; and there’s nothing available via free agency that’s any better than what’s here.

    I think if in a month Tex’s wrist doesn’t show progress, the Yankees will have no choice but to investigate the trade market.

  8. blake March 10th, 2013 at 8:46 am

    Id love to see a rotation with

    CC , Hughes, Pineda ….and then an all out dog fight for those final 2 spots between Nova, Phelps, Ramierez, Marshall, baneulos etc…..it would give them super depth and an inventory to trade from also

  9. MTU March 10th, 2013 at 8:55 am

    Blake-

    The Yankees need to be like the Trans-Alaska Pipeline and keep the Pitching oil flowing.

    Production should be non-stop else we run out.

    ;)

  10. Chip March 10th, 2013 at 8:56 am

    Blake -

    I would be happy to see that too. But even if Hughes has a good season and even if payroll wasn’t an issue, I don’t know if I would give Hughes a long term contract.

    He’s had so many injury issues and the price point for mid rotation starters is so inflated (see Anibal Sanchez and Edwin Jackson) I just don’t think it’s a good investment.

  11. MTU March 10th, 2013 at 8:59 am

    The Yankees are Big Oil not some green-energy experiment.

    The Steinbrenners control the Mother Lode.

    ;)

  12. jacksquat March 10th, 2013 at 8:59 am

    Pretty early for a lineup, eh?

  13. blake March 10th, 2013 at 9:01 am

    MTU,

    I think the Yanks have the talent in the organization now…..that’s the first step….the 2nd one is getting them to the big leagues.

    They have some really exciting bats…..the top 4 guys plus other under the radar guys like Gumbs and Flores …..then as I’ve said they have 5 or 6 really legit starting pitching prospects and some nice relievers too.

    It’s maybe the most well rounded the system has been in some time…..but all prospects are suspect until they get to the bigs and perform….and that’s the challenge now.

    If they can get a good percentage of these players to the bigs….. Then they should be actually able to spend and fill in Around then and actually be really good and stay on budget…..I think that’s their hope…..how realistic it is though we may find out more this year

  14. MTU March 10th, 2013 at 9:01 am

    If Willie Sutton were still robbing banks he’d certainly try to hit the Yankees.

    :)

  15. randy l. March 10th, 2013 at 9:01 am

    “Thought is was funny that Mo sorta took a playful shot at this whole 189 business at the start of his presser yesterday”

    there’s always a little truth in humor. mariano is too classy to take a shot at the owner’s plan, but he knows where the yankees are at. all the players do. if the yankees somehow hold it together with pitching this year carrying the team, they will get away from any open attacks on them.

    if the wheels come off and cashman or hal presses the players to do better, blaming it on them, the veteran players will unload on hal and cashman.
    as it is, mariano set the tone as far as players public attitude towards hal for now.
    mariano above the fray as always .

  16. MTU March 10th, 2013 at 9:03 am

    Blake-

    They sowed the seeds and now they’ll reap what they’ve sown.

    Hope the Harvest is a good one.

    If not, it all gets plowed under.

  17. GregD March 10th, 2013 at 9:05 am

    blake March 10th, 2013 at 9:01 am
    MTU,

    I think the Yanks have the talent in the organization now…..that’s the first step….the 2nd one is getting them to the big leagues.

    ————————————
    I hope we don’t panic and trade away a good prospect for a 3 month rental….

  18. MTU March 10th, 2013 at 9:06 am

    Randy-

    It’s easy for his “Mo-liness” from high on top of Olympus where he resides.

    :)

  19. blake March 10th, 2013 at 9:07 am

    Randy,

    I was a little surprised he said that to be honest…… Everyone knew he was joking but it also kinda brought some reality to it as well……you think … Even Mo thinks what are doing is ridiculous

  20. blake March 10th, 2013 at 9:11 am

    ————————————
    “I hope we don’t panic and trade away a good prospect for a 3 month rental….”

    I do too….at the same time if they get to July and it feels like they are one piece away from a serious title run and that piece is out there then Id love to see Jeter and Mo and Andy have one more chance at it…..it just depends on the situation and who we are trading for and who we are having to trade.

  21. MTU March 10th, 2013 at 9:12 am

    Jeter and Mo both have a way of getting their points across w playful humor.

    Their stature allows them a certain license.

    :)

  22. blake March 10th, 2013 at 9:14 am

    I’ve said many times that I feel like unless the budget plans change that the window on this group may close after this year…..if things go perfect I do think this team could win it all…..however after this year they may have to take a step back for a couple of years and regroup ….and that certainly will be the case if they lose Cano

  23. austinmac March 10th, 2013 at 9:14 am

    We will not add salary of any significance no matter how long people are out. They don’t do that anymore. They haven’t for a number of years at the deadline and won’t change now.

    Injuries will be their justification.

  24. MTU March 10th, 2013 at 9:16 am

    Hal.

    Just win one more for the Gipper.

    ;)

  25. randy l. March 10th, 2013 at 9:17 am

    “Even Mo thinks what are doing is ridiculous”

    blake-

    mariano and jeter have always took it for granted that ownership would put a team around them that they could lead to the playoffs. they never had any reason to spend any of their time even thinking about what ownership/management did.

    for mariano to make that joke, you know in the privacy of one on one player conversations, the players are talking about it.

  26. austinmac March 10th, 2013 at 9:18 am

    The so-called last go round is in trouble because they simply have several bats too few. This team cannot score enough to win. It seems patently clear to me.

  27. GregD March 10th, 2013 at 9:19 am

    blake March 10th, 2013 at 9:11 am
    ————————————
    “I hope we don’t panic and trade away a good prospect for a 3 month rental….”

    I do too….at the same time if they get to July and it feels like they are one piece away from a serious title run and that piece is out there then Id love to see Jeter and Mo and Andy have one more chance at it…..it just depends on the situation and who we are trading for and who we are having to trade.

    ——————–
    I agree…….I must admit I am possessive when it comes to prospects…..glad it’s not me who has to choose and perhaps choose the wrong one to trade…..

  28. MTU March 10th, 2013 at 9:19 am

    All kidding aside.

    I want Mo,Jeter, Andy,and Ichiro to get rings while they still can.

    Time is expiring for some and grows short for others.

    ;)

  29. blake March 10th, 2013 at 9:19 am

    MTU,

    It’s funny how Jeter and Mo always seem to say the right thing and Alex just never can.

    Just yesterday Alex releases a statement on Mo and trying to compliment him he still screws up throwing the word “arguably” in there when describing him as the greatest ever. Now had anyone else said that it probably is forgotten….but it’s Alex and everything he says is examined.

    You’d think his PR people would be smarter….. I have to say he either has the worst PR staff imaginable or he simply doesn’t listen to them because he just never ever seems to be able to say the right thing……and I don’t think it’s intentional either…..I think he wants to say it he just can’t ….

  30. blake March 10th, 2013 at 9:21 am

    “for mariano to make that joke, you know in the privacy of one on one player conversations, the players are talking about it.”

    That’s the first thing I thought of….

  31. MTU March 10th, 2013 at 9:21 am

    Blake-

    Let’s just say he doesn’t have the gift of gab.

    :)

  32. MTU March 10th, 2013 at 9:23 am

    A-Rod should learn from the Masters.

    He should attend fantasy speaking Camp up at Congress.

    :)

  33. blake March 10th, 2013 at 9:23 am

    ——————–
    I agree…….I must admit I am possessive when it comes to prospects…..glad it’s not me who has to choose and perhaps choose the wrong one to trade…..”

    It’s tough…..because you just don’t know how things will play out….it’s always risky trading young players because they can surprise you sometimes and be more than you thought…..Cano is a prime example of that.

    This is why whenever possible the yanks should buy what they need instead of trading for it

  34. MTU March 10th, 2013 at 9:25 am

    Most prospects fail.

    And most were acquired w trading in mind in the 1st place.

    The Yankees are not the Twins or the Rays. Their biggest weapon is their moolah.

    ;)

  35. austinmac March 10th, 2013 at 9:27 am

    Mo knew there would be no money for him next year. Same for Pettitte. The core group sees the ominous handwriting on the wall. The only folks who don’t are those in denial.

    Can you imagine opening the season with Johnson and Rivera at first and Diaz in left? You better start.

    Why no Mustelier starting today? It’s because they want Rivera and Diaz to be ready for the season.

  36. MTU March 10th, 2013 at 9:27 am

    Prospects are like vitamins for the Yankees.

    Supplements only.

    Not intended to substitute for the Main course, or real food.

    :)

  37. MTU March 10th, 2013 at 9:28 am

    The Mops are calling.

    later.

  38. blake March 10th, 2013 at 9:33 am

    It’s annoying that they keep hitting Rivera cleanup

  39. MTU March 10th, 2013 at 9:34 am

    Blake-

    Why ? Mariano is a tremendous athlete.

  40. Chip March 10th, 2013 at 9:38 am

    Blake -

    It’s not indicative of anything. Really, spring training lineups are meaningless.

  41. Chip March 10th, 2013 at 9:38 am

    I mean it annoys me too – but only because hitting Juan 4th means he’s still here.

  42. blake March 10th, 2013 at 9:39 am

    Chip says:
    March 10, 2013 at 9:38 am
    Blake -

    It’s not indicative of anything. Really, spring training lineups are meaningless.

    I know but it’s still annoying

  43. blake March 10th, 2013 at 9:39 am

    Blake-

    Why ? Mariano is a tremendous athlete.

    Cause it’s Juan !

  44. austinmac March 10th, 2013 at 9:40 am

    The Yankees are next to last in runs scored and third from last in homers this spring. Add Jeter to the mix and the offense is still horrendous. With all due respect to Trisha, a team must score to win.

    Rivera at cleanup? That may improve his chance of having an RBI this spring. I haven’t seen too much from the upper level minor league guys, but I have have seen plenty enough of Rivera, Johnson and Diaz to know they are below league average.

    At the start of the season, we may be below replacement level at C, 1B and LF. Think about that.

  45. blake March 10th, 2013 at 9:40 am

    I’m just tired of watching old guys basically …..Id rather them play Heathcott and Musty, and Almonte….of course ST isn’t really about entertainment ….but I think those guys are better than Rivera anyway

  46. Shame Spencer March 10th, 2013 at 9:42 am

    The best thing I’ve seen in the WBC was that fight last night lol.. I’ve gotten to see it replayed 3-4 times so far on MLB Network.

  47. MTU March 10th, 2013 at 9:44 am

    Blake-

    Want excitement ?

    Take up skydiving.

    :)

  48. blake March 10th, 2013 at 9:44 am

    “At the start of the season, we may be below replacement level at C, 1B and LF. Think about that.”

    I think Cervelli can be league average at catcher if he can throw….. However I’m not sure they will let Cervelli actually play

  49. blake March 10th, 2013 at 9:45 am

    “Take up skydiving.”

    Maybe Cashman will take me !

  50. MTU March 10th, 2013 at 9:45 am

    By the way, the Mops have given me a reprieve due to DST.

    :)

  51. MTU March 10th, 2013 at 9:46 am

    Blake-

    I wouldn’t go w Cashman.

    ;)

  52. blake March 10th, 2013 at 9:50 am

    MTU,
    Yea I wouldn’t either….he’s a jinx

  53. blake March 10th, 2013 at 9:51 am

    The Yankees have explored temporary options to fill-in for the injured Mark Teixeira but they have also looked into more significant moves. The Bombers have inquired on the Padres’ Chase Headley, though we learned recently that he’s not available at this time. However, Headley could be on the market this summer.

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com

    This is from Cafardo BTW which means it means essentially nothing

  54. austinmac March 10th, 2013 at 9:58 am

    Rivera hitting 4th is a message they still think he can hit. Mustelier hitting ninth likely also show their thoughts on him.

  55. FiretheUMPIRE March 10th, 2013 at 10:03 am

    ^^^^That’s where I saw the Headley thing. It was driving me crazy.

  56. NYYanksFan March 10th, 2013 at 10:11 am

    “Just yesterday Alex releases a statement on Mo and trying to compliment him he still screws up throwing the word “arguably” in there when describing him as the greatest ever”

    People look for something to complain about no matter what A-Rod says. Gossage always argues Mariano isn’t the greatest of all time. Did it again in the newspaper today.

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

    Rosenthal’s article on Tex is…. not at all uplifting.

  58. ac1 March 10th, 2013 at 10:16 am

    Is anyone really surprised the Yankees are going to insist on sticking with Juan Rivera even at a position he doesn’t even play instead of putting musty ( a guy that can hit and play a decent Third base) and moving Youk to first? Yankees have a real chance to make this team exciting with Mesa, almone and musty and instead we will get Rivera, Diaz and Dan Johnson, will still suck and no one will even want to watch.

  59. blake March 10th, 2013 at 10:18 am

    “People look for something to complain about no matter what A-Rod says. Gossage always argues Mariano isn’t the greatest of all time. Did it again in the newspaper today.”

    Nobody cares what Goose says though anymore

  60. Yankee Trader March 10th, 2013 at 10:20 am

    What more does Ronnier Mustelier need to show the Yankees?
    He’s a Lifetime 300 hitter.
    Like Jeter he can drive The ball to the opposite field.
    He can run-has a stolen base and a triple.
    Has made all the plays in the field.

    The team is hurting for offense. If the Yankees aren’t going to play him, then trade him.
    This 28-year-old doesn’t need to return to the minors.

  61. Yankee Trader March 10th, 2013 at 10:29 am

    New Post on Mustelier—————–>

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