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Jeter out of the lineup

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Mar 20, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Brett Gardner LF
Eduardo Nunez SS
Kevin Youkilis 3B
Juan Rivera 1B
Ben Francisco RF
Jayson Nix 2B
Chris Stewart C
Thomas Neal DH
Melky Mesa CF

LHP Vidal Nuno





37 Responses to “Jeter out of the lineup”

  1. Yankee Trader March 20th, 2013 at 8:35 am

    The Yankees can’t afford to trade Phelps or Nova and Hughes, who will likely be gone after this year has to show he can stay healthy. Backs, like wrists, are tricky.

  2. MTU March 20th, 2013 at 8:35 am

    The old 1b/3b switcheroo.

    No Mustelier.

    Looking at different combos.

    Please take a long, hard look at Ronnier for 3B.

  3. Doreen March 20th, 2013 at 8:35 am

    Not really a surprise, right?

  4. MTU March 20th, 2013 at 8:36 am

    Morning YT.

    Que pasa amigo ?

  5. MTU March 20th, 2013 at 8:37 am


    Perhaps not.


  6. BIG AL March 20th, 2013 at 8:40 am

    > O This is the inside of the Yankees brass minds.

  7. BIG AL March 20th, 2013 at 8:44 am

    We don’t have a budget problem, We don’t have a spending problem!
    All we need is more and more revenue, and all will be fine.

    The Yankees are just following the lead of our nations leaders, lol.

  8. Doreen March 20th, 2013 at 8:44 am

    Well, anyway, Mr. MVP will be back this week, so the lineup will look a little better.

  9. Yankee Trader March 20th, 2013 at 8:47 am

    Good morning.
    With about 10 games remaining spring-training why are the Yankees still playing some 17-18 people in the field?

    It’s time to cut some players like Johnson and stop playing those that you’ve already sent down to the minors and focus on the players that have a chance and get them more at-bats.

    Offensively this team does not look ready

  10. MTU March 20th, 2013 at 8:49 am


    Good suggestion. Now get on the phone w. Cashman/Girardi and give ‘em an earful.


  11. BIG AL March 20th, 2013 at 8:50 am

    Cano is set for a big contract season. It seems that’s what we can expect from players these days, sign a long term contract, and perform like a great player in your walk year, so you can sign yet another great long term contract.

    I fully expect the Yankees to be stupid once more, and over pay a player for what he was, and not for what he’ll be over the full term of his contract. Cano should talk to A-Rod, he’ll give him a few pointers on how to make the Yankees brass do what he wants.

  12. BIG AL March 20th, 2013 at 8:52 am

    YT -

    There you go again, logic does not make you Yankees brass material.

  13. MTU March 20th, 2013 at 8:52 am

    If they sign Cano it will make Erin happy !

  14. BIG AL March 20th, 2013 at 8:53 am

    Later folks, y’all have a great day!

  15. Doreen March 20th, 2013 at 8:53 am

    YT, perhaps they are showcasing some players? They may be looking into (a) trade(s). That’s something we don’t really know.

    There are no clear favorites, though, and I think it is as simple as that. Though I do agree Dan Johnson should be cut – however, it really makes no difference to us except that I guess we’d like to know for sure he’s out of the running. I am sure they have a timetable for when they’ll do all this. Probably next week, if not Friday.

  16. blake March 20th, 2013 at 8:54 am

    “Phelps reminds me so much of Mussina, not overwhelming, but consistent, and a winner”

    guys Mussina threw mid-high 90s when he was young….Phelps’s stuff isn’t in the same league as a young Mussina…..Mussina was crafty when he was older after years of experience in the big leagues. Phelps is already like 26 and has never even started full time in the majors……I see the similarity in demeanor maybe etc…..but really the comparison as a pitcher is way off IMO……Mussina is a border line HOFer

  17. MTU March 20th, 2013 at 8:54 am

    Have a good one Al.

  18. Yankee Trader March 20th, 2013 at 8:56 am

    I’ll let Chad make that phone call.


    I’ll just stick to being an armchair fan. :)

  19. Doreen March 20th, 2013 at 8:57 am

    Eh, plenty of teams do the same, Big Al. And if they don’t, if too many teams decide they don’t want to give long term contracts, they are accused of collusion.

    It’s really a no-win.

    So, they (probably will) cut pensions for the support staff in order to increase the millionaire status of aging and increasingly lower-productive players.

    I really hope some players come out against that in a big way, by the way though I don’t expect it would do much good.

  20. blake March 20th, 2013 at 9:01 am

    BryanHoch Mason Williams has been called to Yankees camp for the day, listed as backup center fielder

    well that’s cool

  21. Yankee Trader March 20th, 2013 at 9:01 am


    I believe they are showcasing some of the players. Unfortunately none of them are really performing very well To bring any value in a trade.

  22. MTU March 20th, 2013 at 9:01 am


    His FB might not be but his other offerings might be.

    His smarts and command play well.

    Of course I agree that he is no Mussina.

    But I see him more as a solid middle-type guy whereas you as a backender.

    Only thing that matters is how the Yankees see him and in that regard I think you may be more correct than me.

  23. blake March 20th, 2013 at 9:05 am


    we just don’t know…..its really hard to say what a guy is until they start in the big leagues…..and Phelps probably isn’t going to get that chance again this year. As I said earlier…..if the Yanks really though he was a long term answer then wouldn’t they make a spot for him now so that that he could build innings and so they could see what they have in him? I think they view him as depth mainly…..that kinda sucks because I do think he could be a solid starter for them or somebody else.

  24. MTU March 20th, 2013 at 9:05 am

    Another hike day. Got to start getting ready soon.

  25. austinmac March 20th, 2013 at 9:05 am

    I really don’t think they are showcasing Neal, Rivera, Francisco or Nix. It’s who they have.

  26. Yankee Trader March 20th, 2013 at 9:06 am

    Substitute Cano for Nix in the above lineup change around the order and that could very well be the players you’ll see opening-day versus lefty Jon Lester.

  27. MTU March 20th, 2013 at 9:09 am


    Yeah, if true. A victim of his own adaptability and determination.

    IMO it’s a mistake. He can be a successful SP.

    Not a fan of the yo-yo mode.

    OK to break a guy in there.

  28. Against All Odds March 20th, 2013 at 9:09 am

    guys Mussina threw mid-high 90s when he was young…


    Mussina pitched so long ppl forgot how hard he used to throw. :D

  29. MTU March 20th, 2013 at 9:12 am

    Good pitchers like good hitters adapt over time.

    Look at Pettitte as another example.


  30. Yankee Trader March 20th, 2013 at 9:13 am


    Good morning.

    Other than Mustelier, have any of the minor leaguers impressed you enough so far, that they could be brought up early in the season to replace a starter if they go on the DL?

    Pitcher? Nuno?
    But he was in AA.


  31. austinmac March 20th, 2013 at 9:17 am

    Phelps can be a productive starter, but let’s not make him more than he is. He could probably win 12 games with an ERA of 4-4.50. Valuable for sure, but he doesn’t have the stuff to be more than that, IMO.

  32. Bronx Jeers March 20th, 2013 at 9:17 am

    Mustelier-Youkilis vs Youkilis-Rivera ?

    If Mustelier doesn’t make it this way can he beat out Nix? How hard is that?

  33. MTU March 20th, 2013 at 9:20 am


    I disagree wholeheartedly. His stuff is plenty respectable but his command and smarts are what would separate him from the type of pitcher you describe IMO.

    I think he can do better than that.

    Guess we agree to disagree on that one.

    You and Blake are now a tag-team.


  34. MTU March 20th, 2013 at 9:22 am

    Time to walk the Mops.

    I’ll try to check back later.

    Have a good one All.

  35. austinmac March 20th, 2013 at 9:23 am


    I think Musty could likely help, but unfortunately none of the other offensive guys did much this spring. I had hope Almonte could step up but no. Mesa looks like a star one minute defensively and has power, but his swing looks long and subject to being killed with off speed stuff.

    On the pitching side, I have been impressed with Marshall and Nuno. Both could help if needed, I believe. Montgomery does not look like a closer to me unless he can add some velocity or movement to his fastball. Some of the younger relievers have a chance, I think.

    Of course, Nuno will probably give up ten runs in the first inning today. That seems the way it has been going.

  36. Mike Ri March 20th, 2013 at 9:24 am

    New Post –>

  37. austinmac March 20th, 2013 at 9:26 am

    Maybe we can see Mason get an at bat today. That would be fun.

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