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Spring training Game 31: Yankees vs. Astros

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Mar 26, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (12-17)
Brett Gardner CF
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Robinson Cano 2B
Kevin Youkilis 3B
Travis Hafner DH
Vernon Wells LF
Juan Rivera 1B
Eduardo Nunez SS
Chris Stewart C

LHP CC Sabathia (0-0, 3.60)

ASTROS (13-14)
Jose Altuve 2B
Brett Wallace 1B
Chris Carter LF
Carlos Pena DH
Justin Maxwell CF
Carlos Corporan C
Matt Dominguez 3B
Brandon Barnes RF
Ronny Cedeno SS

RHP Brad Peacock (0-1, 3.68)

TIME/TV: 7:05 p.m., YES Network

WEATHER: Pretty cold for spring training. Temperatures in the 50s. Wind blowing from left to right. It’s not going to be this cold on Opening Day, right?

UMPIRES: HP Toby Basner, 1B Manny Gonzalez, 2B Jeff Gosney (only three umps tonight)

OVERBAY ARRIVES: Lyle Overbay arrived in the Yankees clubhouse around 5:30. He said he got a call from his agent at 2:30 telling him the Yankees had agreed to a minor league deal. Overbay had already shaved in anticipation, and he immediately drove up here from Fort Meyers. A team source confirmed that Overbay has an out in his contract on Friday, so this is basically a three-day trial to either make the team or not. Triple-A doesn’t seem likely.

REMEMBER ME? Justin Maxwell is back in Yankees camp as the Astros starting center fielder. He was cut at the end of last spring and had a breakout year in Houston. He’s hitting just .154 this spring, but I have to think Maxwell would be locked onto the Yankees roster had he not been DFA’d a year ago.

WHAT TO WATCH: CC Sabathia is making his final start before Opening Day. … Joe Girardi acknowledged that he’s considering this lineup as a possibility for the regular season. That suggests Girardi might stack three lefties at the top of the order, which really seems like the only way to do it given the current options. … Vernon Wells said he’s comfortable in left field, and that seems like his most likely position during the season.  … Mariano Rivera is scheduled to pitch today.

UPDATE, 7:08 p.m.: Yankees just announced the David Adams move as a straight release, not a DFA. I have no idea why.

UPDATE, 8:24 p.m.: Sorry for the lack of updates tonight. It’s obviously been a pretty busy day with a ton to write. Mariano Rivera is getting loose in the Yankees bullpen and it looks like he’ll com in to pitch the sixth. Sabathia has allowed four runs through five innings, but three of those runs came in a rocky first inning. Chris Stewart has already thrown out two base runners. It’s a 4-0 Astros lead, and Travis Hafner has the Yankees only hit.

UPDATE, 8:55 p.m.: Brett Gardner had an RBI triple in the fifth, and there’s an RBI double by Youkilis and a run-scoring ground out by Wells in the sixth. It’s now 4-3.

UPDATE, 9:01 p.m.: Two-out RBI single by Stewart to tie the game at 4 heading into the seventh. Here’s Robertson.

 
 

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217 Responses to “Spring training Game 31: Yankees vs. Astros”

  1. Jerkface March 26th, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    @LordOfTheSwingz 38s

    Cashbo Baggins: My roster feels thin…sort of stretched, like butter scraped over too much bread. I need a Holliday.

  2. ac1 March 26th, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    Seeing maxwell makes this all that much worse… Another talent released last year to make room for andruw jones……

    Injuries or not, this is bad roster management.

    There are reasons other teams release these players…

  3. Chip March 26th, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    Yankees aren’t going to get the chance to sign Adams back on a minor league deal. There’s virtually no chance that a 25 year old with his kind of ability to get on base and hit for average and play 2b and 3b slips through waivers unclaimed.

    Really do wish Cashman would answer a question about what was going through his head.

  4. Jerkface March 26th, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    This could turn out to be a good gamble. Lots of teams have full 40 man rosters right now. They may not want to make room for a prospect with a sore back. He could slop through and get signed to a Minor League contract

    I really doubt it. David Adams is better than probably a bunch of rule 5 guys taking up 40 man slots that can be returned, or fringe guys that were waived elsewhere. Really doubt he makes it through waivers.

    They just protected him in the offseason before 2012, so real strange they DFA’d him, especially after he had a good year, then raked in the AFL.

  5. jmills March 26th, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    Apparently, Romero’s problems are all mental, the mechanical has nothing to do with it . Lord,….leave the boy alone.

  6. Against All Odds March 26th, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    FeinsandNYDN When is David Adams’ Hall of Fame induction date? I’m assuming he was elected based on what I’m reading on Twitter.

    FeinsandNYDN I’m not saying Cashman’s moves for Wells, Overbay and whoever else are good or bad. I’m willing to see how they play before deciding that.
    4 minutes ago ·

    ————————-

    The Yankee FO fanboy right on cue

  7. Jerkface March 26th, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    If he is claimed by another club doesn’t he have to be put on the major league roster? If so he will be back soon.

    No, you’re thinking of the rule 5 draft. If he is claimed he has to be put on the 40 man roster, but he can be optioned to the minors. He was only added to the 40 man in 2011, so he has another option left.

  8. jmills March 26th, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    Hi Against, hope all is well in your quarter, I know Alfred is pretty stressed about the Yankees.

  9. Against All Odds March 26th, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    Really do wish Cashman would answer a question about what was going through his head.

    ——————–

    You will hear”He’s been hurt, there was no place for him, we like his bat but the injuries were a concern, etc”

  10. Chip March 26th, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    AAO –

    You’re probably right. Not worth the aggravation

  11. Chip March 26th, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    My bet is that he winds up either in Oakland or Seattle – not the organizations – but on their 25 man rosters.

    My issue isn’t that Adams is gone – I mean it is but it isn’t – my main issue is you have a garbage relief pitcher that you just picked up; why not release him instead and then try to trade Adams if you’re not sold on him.

  12. Chip March 26th, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    Justin Maxwell led the Astros in HR’s last year…that is all.

  13. FiretheUMPIRE March 26th, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    Musty’s spring made Adams expendable. No place to put Musty with Adams and Joseph in AAA.

    Musty will probably play 3B full time in AAA and be ready to back up an injury. Nix makes the team.

  14. Jerkface March 26th, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    Musty’s spring made Adams expendable. No place to put Musty with Adams and Joseph in AAA.

    Musty will probably play 3B full time in AAA and be ready to back up an injury. Nix makes the team.

    They have a DH in AAA.

  15. FiretheUMPIRE March 26th, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    And then LOHUD aka The Mustidome will implode like a sinkhole.

  16. Jerkface March 26th, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    You don’t DFA a promising bat because the AAA manager might have to use his brain to juggle a lineup.

  17. FiretheUMPIRE March 26th, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    The point is to keep Musty fresh with reps at 3B, so DH doesn’t really help them accomplish that goal.

  18. blake March 26th, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    Curse of Maxwell

  19. Sir Harden Thick March 26th, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    Yeah. CC looks ready for opening day

  20. Deal With It March 26th, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    Your 2013 New York Yankees ! !

    Brett Gardner CF
    Ichiro Suzuki RF
    Robinson Cano 2B
    Kevin Youkilis 3B
    Travis Hafner DH
    Vernon Wells LF
    Juan Rivera 1B
    Eduardo Nunez SS
    Chris Stewart C

    LHP CC Sabathia (0-0, 3.60)

    Looks like the probable Opening Day lineup

  21. bigdan22 March 26th, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    I think I know what may be happening here. The Yanks are trying to manage their system and their depth. Now we know Musty is being sent down right? So where is he going to play? In Scranton, you have Mesa and Almonte probably in the outfield for sure. Who’s the third? Very likely Boesch or Francisco or Neal. Even if Boesch makes the 25 he’s being sent down when Granderson comes back. I don’t think the Yanks want Musty to DH. I think they’ve decided he’s a better No 1 contender (ML backup or future starter) at 3b than Adams.

  22. Jerkface March 26th, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    The point is to keep Musty fresh with reps at 3B, so DH doesn’t really help them accomplish that goal.

    Adams can DH, duh. Will help with his ankle.

  23. jmills March 26th, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    Curse of Maxwell’s Silver Hammer.lind had one, but it seems to have dissipated.

  24. Deal With It March 26th, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    ‘The Yankee FO fanboy right on cue’

    ——–

    Translation:

    FO Fanboy = A$$ Kisser

  25. fantasygame101 March 26th, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    C.C. knows he has to give up most of his runs in spring training games bec. a run in the regular season could be an easy L.

  26. FiretheUMPIRE March 26th, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    Not if Boesch is the DH.

  27. blake March 26th, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    Remember when we were saying…. Just let Adams play 3B…..

  28. Against All Odds March 26th, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    Chip March 26th, 2013 at 7:11 pm
    AAO –

    You’re probably right. Not worth the aggravation

    ——————————-

    True

    But don’t forget this gem as well”It was a tough decision to release him.”

  29. jmills March 26th, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    U people still have, it counts a lot starting pitching.

  30. Against All Odds March 26th, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    Deal With It March 26th, 2013 at 7:19 pm
    ‘The Yankee FO fanboy right on cue’

    ——–

    Translation:

    FO Fanboy = A$$ Kisser

    ——————–

    Pretty much.

    This isn’t his first time.

  31. Chip March 26th, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    ALLENTOWN, Pa. — Talk about streaming media: The Philadelphia Phillies’ top minor league affiliate is set to debut what it calls a “urinal gaming system” at its ballpark in Allentown.

    The Lehigh Valley IronPigs tapped a British company to install the system in men’s restrooms at Coca-Cola Park.

    It consists of a video display mounted above each urinal. When a fan approaches, the video console will sense his presence and switch into gaming mode. The guy aims left or right to control the play on the screen.

    The team said Tuesday that Coca-Cola Park will be the first sports venue in the world to feature the gaming system. It’ll be ready by opening day next week.

    IronPigs general manager Kurt Landes says he didn’t want to flush away a golden opportunity to entertain fans. He says the games are — wait for it — “sure to make a huge splash.”

  32. Chip March 26th, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    UPDATE, 7:08 p.m.: Yankees just announced the David Adams move as a straight release, not a DFA. I have no idea why.

    —————–

    Because if the Yankees DFA’ed Adams then a team with a lower waiver claim might want to try to trade for him and who needs that Chad…jeeze get with the program.

  33. Chip March 26th, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    blake March 26th, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    Remember when we were saying…. Just let Adams play 3B…..
    ————–

    Yes, it was two weeks ago.

  34. FiretheUMPIRE March 26th, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    No more David Adams in trade packages :(

    I’m sure virtual GM’s throughout the league will be devastated.

  35. jmills March 26th, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    Chip, leave it up to Philly….

  36. ac1 March 26th, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    So if it is a straight release, can the team resign him to a minor league contract without going through waivers?

  37. Stottlemyre68 March 26th, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    I wouldn’t be surprised if the Yanks knew something we don’t about Adams’s medical condition. That would make the most sense . . .

    What a shame, though — he worked hard and had such terrible luck.

  38. Chip March 26th, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    ac1 March 26th, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    So if it is a straight release, can the team resign him to a minor league contract without going through waivers?
    ———————-

    Good question but I doubt it – if they could then I think more teams would just release players rather than DFA’ing them.

  39. Jerkface March 26th, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    Unconditional release just means that after he clears waivers the Yankees do not have to assign him to a minor league team. They can re-sign him still (if they DFA’d him they would not have to re-sign him because he is not a minor league free agent yet), but he still has to clear waivers.

  40. ac1 March 26th, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    @BryanHoch: In case you’ve forgotten, David Adams – whom the Yanks released today – held up the deal that would’ve made Cliff Lee a Yankee in 2010.
    —-

    That makes it worse.

  41. kd March 26th, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    he really won’t clear waivers, will he? there’s gotta be a team out there looking for a cheap 2b/3b backup or a aaa 3b.

    Bryan Hoch ?@BryanHoch 2m

    In case you’ve forgotten, David Adams – whom the Yanks released today – held up the deal that would’ve made Cliff Lee a Yankee in 2010.

  42. Sir Harden Thick March 26th, 2013 at 7:36 pm

    V E R N I E !!!!

  43. jmills March 26th, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    V E R N I E !!!!

    That’s the spirit, we have to have a good time anysways :)

  44. Deal With It March 26th, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    Against All Odds March 26th, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    Oh yeah, king of the brown nosers from way back LOL !

    Has to so he can think he is on the inside

  45. blake March 26th, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    Wells’s swing does look a little shorter…, so there’s that

  46. Chip March 26th, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    AAO –

    Someone needs to tell Feinsand that no matter how much Yankee butt he kisses he’s never getting Sterling’s job.

  47. Chip March 26th, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    night gang

  48. jmills March 26th, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    After all these years, blake, I’m getting shorter too, but who snows?, could be a good thang.

  49. Tar March 26th, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    This current Yankee front office regime is sapping all the fun out of being a Yankee fan, at least for me. I need a spread-sheet just to keep up with all the bone-headed/ classless moves from just the last few years. This is similar and probably worse than I felt during the height of the Bosses insanity.

    When the real games start I will be rooting for them just as hard as always. How could any Yankee fan not root for Derek or Andy or Mo or CC etc…. And yeah I will watch or record every game.

    But until certain changes are made, they will get as little as possible to nothing of my money. I’m disgusted.

  50. Against All Odds March 26th, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    Deal With It March 26th, 2013 at 7:38 pm
    Against All Odds March 26th, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    Oh yeah, king of the brown nosers from way back LOL !

    Has to so he can think he is on the inside

    ————————

    Lol

    I understand he wants to be connected but c’mon now at least be reasonable.

  51. jmills March 26th, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    Tar, that’s how I’ve been feeling ’bout the Maple laughs most of my life! ( Save for Sittler, Macdonald, Salming and a few others )

  52. Against All Odds March 26th, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    Chip March 26th, 2013 at 7:42 pm
    AAO –

    Someone needs to tell Feinsand that no matter how much Yankee butt he kisses he’s never getting Sterling’s job.

    —————————-

    No no no he’s going to continue to kiss Yankee butt. They need a mouthpiece to spin what they FO is shoveling

  53. Sir Harden Thick March 26th, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    Yankees always flat after an off day

  54. charlestonchew March 26th, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    Brett Gardner is a seriously good hitter. Such a great eye–and that’s so valuable when you have lightning speed like he does.

  55. jmills March 26th, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    As long as the Jays shove it to that ferrot Ferrell, I’ll be happy for the most part, but ask my friends, I’m a grumpy so and so at the best of temps :)

  56. charlestonchew March 26th, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    Also, pretty sure Gardner beat the tag, though he did not beat the ball.

  57. Sir Harden Thick March 26th, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    Wow 4 starters era’s above 5 for Astros
    Tex and Laa gonna feast on that

  58. joeman March 26th, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    charlestonchew March 26th, 2013 at 7:54 pm
    Brett Gardner is a seriously good hitter. Such a great eye–and that’s so valuable when you have lightning speed like he does.

    —————————————–
    ok lets not caried away

  59. Tar March 26th, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    “They need a mouthpiece to spin what they FO is shoveling”

    They have multiple “mouthpiece’s” as it is. Brian must carry a big stick with him.

    There are some really incredibly brave and talented journalist all over the world. I’ve seen some reports from places like Syria that just boggle my mind. You would think in the Greatest City in the World, that there would be a few more sports Journalist willing to stick their neck out, and tell it like it is (And NO Lupica does NOT count!!! ) But I see very little of that. I wonder why?

  60. austinmac March 26th, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    CC’s velocity is not good. He is sitting at 90 with a bunch of 89s.

  61. blake March 26th, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    Feinsand is like captain suck up to the FO

  62. Jerkface March 26th, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    Heh Youkilis bounces a throw from the infield grass and Rivera botches it.

  63. DocTodd March 26th, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    CC is obviously distracted by the blonde behind the home plate screen..

  64. blake March 26th, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    Jerkface says:
    March 26, 2013 at 8:01 pm
    Heh Youkilis bounces a throw from the infield grass and Rivera botches it.

    Pitching and defense!

  65. longtimefan March 26th, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    Whole team whoever they may be look ready for opening day!

  66. Against All Odds March 26th, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    the not they*

  67. jmills March 26th, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    Tar, good rant, Joeman, that Robbie Williams vid rules.

  68. GordoMillones March 26th, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    Cc pitching with no effort or what lol? Fastball has no life

  69. Against All Odds March 26th, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    austinmac March 26th, 2013 at 8:00 pm
    CC’s velocity is not good. He is sitting at 90 with a bunch of 89s.

    ———————–

    According to Axisa

    “It’s also an ST gun. There’s no PitchFX at GMS Field, which the YES gun is usually sync’d too.”

  70. bigdan22 March 26th, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    In some ways all organizations are dysfunctional. Sports teams certainly are when it comes to their icons. When Jeter went down last October I thought right there and then there was significant doubt he could ever again be an effective ML shortstop. When you consider the seriousness of the injury, in the context of his age and general range limitations, any plan to have him continue as a SS would be highly dubious. In fact, 2 years ago on another site I lobbied for a SS sucession plan. But when Arod went down in Nov, I thought the solution was obvious. Move Jeter to third and make Arod (assuming he does come back) the permanent DH. Jeter always had a strong arm and good hands. He might actually have even better than average range at third. And his bat may still play for a couple of years.

    Well, we may now be on the way to that scenario. Or course the Yanks will need to get there incrementally in their traditional dysfunctional way, but it should be interesting to see just what Derek can do when and if he trots out to shortstop in April, or May or June. At some point, Jeter will have to realize (and I hope he’s self-aware enough that it won’t take several months) that he can no longer perform satisfactorially playing perhaps baseball’s most demanding athletic position. Joe D figured that out.

    In some ways, this last setback was good for the Yanks. Time and tide wait for no man, or organization.

  71. blake March 26th, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    CC usually kinda takes awhile o build his velo by the two times I’ve seen him throw he hasn’t been great ….hopefully he will round into fo soon cause they really don’t have time to wait once the season starts

  72. Chip March 26th, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    Back for a second to rant about something totally unrelated – but before I do – according to Markovitz Tex will get examined on Monday; how ironic will it be if the wrist isn’t coming along and they have to go ahead and have the surgery and lose him for the season?

    Anyway – my rant:

    YES Network stinks.

    Why the need to work two dozen people into the booth throughout the season? Why give Michael Kay the kind of respect afforded to Vin Scully by letting him pick and chose which road trips he goes on?

    They should have Lorenz, Curry and Flash in the studio and Cone, Singleton and Kay in the booth and someone who doesn’t have a voice that could shatter glass doing the clubhouse reports and just leave it at that. If Michael Kay doesn’t like having to travel to Kansas City – tough. I’m sure they can find a replacement for him and he can just do his radio show that no one listens to.

  73. Sir Harden Thick March 26th, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    V E R N I E hitting those bombs foul

  74. J. Alfred Prufrock March 26th, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    Against All Odds March 26th, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    FeinsandNYDN When is David Adams’ Hall of Fame induction date? I’m assuming he was elected based on what I’m reading on Twitter.

    FeinsandNYDN I’m not saying Cashman’s moves for Wells, Overbay and whoever else are good or bad. I’m willing to see how they play before deciding that.
    4 minutes ago ·

    ————————-

    The Yankee FO fanboy right on cue
    ///

    I don’t know Feinsand, but I do have a very close friend who was technically hired to cover the New Jersey Devils for the News in 1997.

    They did not get the job ultimately, because the next day, there was a hiring freeze and 70 news-side reporters, paginators, editors, agate clerks got laid off.

    I was told that the sports editor at the time explained how the News does not overly criticize the home teams, and likes to be on the supportive side of the equation (I am not joking), and then he commenced to talk about “building relationships” and making sure not to “alienate anybody” and how he golfed with this one and that one, etc.

    The Daily News basically is full of home-team houseboys and girls. They are not really reporters.

    Feinsand does not impress me, with this snide comment about David Adams, whom he obviously knows absolutely nothing about.

    No one said Adams was ticketed for the HOF, and I have never seen anyone, come to think of it, exaggerate his abilities.

    What he is is this: a talented, patient hitter with a great deal of poise who will turn in a professional AB: that’s the kind of bat the Yankees do not have in great supply.

    His ignorance and gratuitousness just make him look foolish.

  75. jmills March 26th, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    Bigdan, Jeter has been a standout – lasted longer than Yount, and maybe, longer….

  76. joeman March 26th, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    A company
    Always on the run
    A destiny
    Its the rising sun

  77. bigdan22 March 26th, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    Just thinking, Joe D prob would have made a damn good DH!

  78. jmills March 26th, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    Alfred, I don’t doubt, Gwen, a lot of sellouts in the writing field.

  79. jr1212 March 26th, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    “@jnorris427: The release and non-DFA makes it much easier to re-sign Adams.”

  80. Chip March 26th, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    jmills -

    You have to be excited; Rickey Romero going the Roy Halladay route.

  81. Chip March 26th, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    jr1212 March 26th, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    “@jnorris427: The release and non-DFA makes it much easier to re-sign Adams.”
    —————-

    If that’s how it plays out and they are able to keep him then I’m okay with it.

  82. J. Alfred Prufrock March 26th, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    The point is, even if they re-sign him, how ridiculous that they have risked losing a viable, young hitter to accommodate the acquisition of washed up Vernon Wells.

    Wow, stealthy.

  83. Jerkface March 26th, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    Jnorris is incorrect. DFA or Unconditional Release both require a player passing through waivers. The release makes it harder to keep the player because with DFA you still own the player’s minor league rights.

  84. Jerkface March 26th, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    At the same time the Club advises a Player in writing that the Club has
    requested waivers for the purpose of unconditional release, and the
    date on which the waiver request will expire, the Player shall advise
    the Club in writing of the address and telephone number to which the
    Club should telephone or telegraph notice of termination to the Player
    upon the expiration of the waiver period. If the Player fails to supply a
    telephone number or address, the Club may use the most recent
    address or telephone number the Player has supplied the Club.
    Upon the expiration of the waiver period, the Club shall either give notice
    to the Player by telephone or by sending a telegraph notice of termina-tion to the Player. In addition, the Player may make a collect telephone
    call to the Club to determine whether his contract has been claimed.

  85. J. Alfred Prufrock March 26th, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    jmills, thanks pal, this is a tough time, indeed for the pinstripes.

  86. ac1 March 26th, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    I hope they resign him. If he can put a healthy stretch together he can be a big leager

  87. blake March 26th, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    @YankeeSource: Chris Stewart’s release. #WOW

    Chris Stewart being released would be wow

  88. J. Alfred Prufrock March 26th, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    Here’s my gut response to today’s news:

    Go Thunder!

  89. J. Alfred Prufrock March 26th, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    Let me guess: Barajas will be the next signing.

  90. jr1212 March 26th, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    “@jedleyq: @mashmore98 @Rick12_85 You are correct, Mike. Release saves complications. Also wonder if he wouldn’t look elsewhere.”

    I tend to listen to Jerkface on these cases but that’s three ppl saying the same thing

  91. Bronx Jeers March 26th, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    A 10 inning Spring for CC. What’s up with that?

  92. Tar March 26th, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    “Let me guess: Barajas will be the next signing.”

    I hear he’s a great “clubhouse guy”. SMH

  93. jmills March 26th, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    Chip, Romero has done it, and yes, like Roy tossing that one hitter vs the Tigers with two out in the late nineties, can do it again I dare relate.

  94. J. Alfred Prufrock March 26th, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    If so, the Yankees have bigger things they’re bad at than clerical misgivings.

    This FO is lost. Lost.

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

    Tar March 26th, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    “Let me guess: Barajas will be the next signing.”

    I hear he’s a great “clubhouse guy”. SMH
    ///

    And no one will know if he’s smiling when we’re losing, because he wears a mask.

  96. blake March 26th, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    Why didnt the Yankees DFA him if they have to pass him through waivers anyway

  97. Jerkface March 26th, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    Why didnt the Yankees DFA him if they have to pass him through waivers anyway

    That is the mystery! The CBA is clear on this though. To get rid of a player from your team they have to pass through waivers first. You have to give everyone else in baseball, in ascending order of team record, the chance to claim the player.

    Theres no way to circumvent waivers.

  98. jmills March 26th, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    Alfred, no prob, Derrida would convey, ” look to the flip in all la bad. ” :D We’re going to have a good time! ( As long as I spit out Ferrell’s minimal brains – limited protein )

  99. Sir Harden Thick March 26th, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    Yikes Nunez looks hurt.

    Opening day SS is…………. Nix!

  100. Against All Odds March 26th, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    Bronx Jeers March 26th, 2013 at 8:23 pm
    A 10 inning Spring for CC. What’s up with that?

    ——————————

    Coming off surgery and taking it easy with him

  101. astrocityfan March 26th, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    Good job by Nunez an Gardner. Hope Nunez isn’t hurt though. He was certainly flexing the wrist.

  102. ac1 March 26th, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    Did nunez hurt himself?

  103. Jerkface March 26th, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    A 10 inning Spring for CC. What’s up with that?

    He pitched in the minors a bunch

  104. ac1 March 26th, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    Time to sit the regulars until opening day

  105. J. Alfred Prufrock March 26th, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    jmills,

    I will not be having a good time watching Rivera have to play out the final curtain in this way.

    I will not be having anything remotely like a good time.

    This was all avoidable.

    These people are incompetent to a degree which even I could not have anticipated. They are a caricature of clueless.

  106. Bronx Jeers March 26th, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    Yanks gotta play these guys 7 times this season. I’m sensing an intense rivalry forming.

  107. Pat M. March 26th, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    1965

  108. Against All Odds March 26th, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    The Daily News basically is full of home-team houseboys and girls. They are not really reporters.

    Feinsand does not impress me, with this snide comment about David Adams, whom he obviously knows absolutely nothing about.

    No one said Adams was ticketed for the HOF, and I have never seen anyone, come to think of it, exaggerate his abilities.

    What he is is this: a talented, patient hitter with a great deal of poise who will turn in a professional AB: that’s the kind of bat the Yankees do not have in great supply.

    His ignorance and gratuitousness just make him look foolish.

    ——————–

    Thanks for the insight JAP. His comments regarding Adams reek of “The Yankees know more than I do so I won’t question the move” As I said this isn’t the first time he has done this when it comes to the team.

  109. J. Alfred Prufrock March 26th, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    But here’s Grace Personified. :)

  110. Tar March 26th, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    So were any definitive figures released on the Well’s trade?

  111. Doreen March 26th, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    It looks like if a player is released outright he is a free agent. No waivers no clearing if waivers no claims by anyone

    Player can sign with anyone he chooses. Including team he was released from.

    Perhaps they spoke and he will resign with them. Or perhaps the Yankees agreed to give him control over where he would like to be if not NY BEith waivers player does not control this.

  112. J. Alfred Prufrock March 26th, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    Thanks for the insight JAP. His comments regarding Adams reek of “The Yankees know more than I do so I won’t question the move” As I said this isn’t the first time he has done this when it comes to the team.
    ///

    Odds, the Yankees are hellbent on proving that they know about as much as the people who say things like this.

    Really, I’m disgusted to an ineffable degree.

  113. Jerkface March 26th, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    It looks like if a player is released outright he is a free agent. No waivers no clearing if waivers no claims by anyone

    Player can sign with anyone he chooses. Including team he was released from.

    The player is a free agent…AFTER they clear waivers!

  114. J. Alfred Prufrock March 26th, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    Please Derek Jeter, when you hang ‘em up, buy this team out from under these imposters.

  115. Bronx Jeers March 26th, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    So were any definitive figures released on the Well’s trade?

    ——————

    100.0

    That’s the % of NY Daily News writers that approve of it.

  116. jmills March 26th, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    Alfred, its best they burn themselves quickly, and you people can get on to better things. Take it from me, I lived with Ballard’s $h!t oh too long.( Ask Davey Keon )

  117. jr1212 March 26th, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    “@jnorris427: From Adams’ agent: “The only way to potentially keep David was to release him and try to re-sign him. If they would have put him …”

    “@jnorris427: “through waivers in contemplation of outrighting him to AAA, they would have lost him to another team claiming him.” #Yankees”

  118. Doreen March 26th, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    No jerk face. When you release a player outright you avoid waivers altogether and player is a free agent.

  119. Against All Odds March 26th, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock March 26th, 2013 at 8:38 pm
    Thanks for the insight JAP. His comments regarding Adams reek of “The Yankees know more than I do so I won’t question the move” As I said this isn’t the first time he has done this when it comes to the team.
    ///

    Odds, the Yankees are hellbent on proving that they know about as much as the people who say things like this.

    Really, I’m disgusted to an ineffable degree.

    ————————–

    Yea it’s been a crazy couple of days to say the least.

  120. Jerkface March 26th, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    No jerk face. When you release a player outright you avoid waivers altogether and player is a free agent.

    H. Unconditional Release

    Notwithstanding the provisions of Major League Rule 8 and paragraph
    7(d) of the Uniform Player’s Contract, the following procedure may be
    used to give notice to a Player in connection with his unconditional
    release.

    At the same time the Club advises a Player in writing that the Club has
    requested *****waivers***** for the purpose of unconditional release, and the
    date on which the waiver request will expire, the Player shall advise
    the Club in writing of the address and telephone number to which the
    Club should telephone or telegraph notice of termination to the Player
    upon the expiration of the waiver period. If the Player fails to supply a
    telephone number or address, the Club may use the most recent
    address or telephone number the Player has supplied the Club.
    Upon the expiration of the ******waiver period******, the Club shall either give notice
    to the Player by telephone or by sending a telegraph notice of termina-tion to the Player. In addition, the Player may make a collect telephone
    call to the Club *******to determine whether his contract has been claimed*******.

    This is from the CBA

    From the UNIFORM PLAYER CONTRACT

    7.(d) If the Club proposes to terminate this contract in accordance
    with subparagraph (b) of this paragraph 7, the procedure shall be as
    follows:
    (1) The Club shall request waivers from all other Major League
    Clubs. Such waivers shall be good for the periods specified in Major
    League Rule 10. Such waiver request must state that it is for the pur-pose of terminating this contract and it may not be withdrawn.
    (2) Upon receipt of waiver request, any other Major League
    Club may claim assignment of this contract at a waiver price of
    $1.00, the priority of claims to be determined in accordance with the
    Major League Rules.
    (3) If this contract is so claimed, the Club shall, promptly and
    before any assignment, notify the Player that it had requested
    waivers for the purpose of terminating this contract and that the con-tract had been claimed.
    (4) Within five (5) days after receipt of notice of such claim, the
    Player shall be entitled, by written notice to the Club, to terminate
    this contract on the date of his notice of termination. If the Player
    fails to so notify the Club, this contract shall be assigned to the
    claiming Club.
    (5) If the contract is not claimed, the Club shall promptly deliver
    written notice of termination to the Player at the expiration of the
    waiver period.

  121. ac1 March 26th, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    Whoa. Hustle from cano? Contract year

  122. Deal With It March 26th, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    AAO

    A light hearted moment on a gray day of Overbay and Adams ! LOL !

  123. Jerkface March 26th, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    As with all the wells stuff, I’ll believe the CBA is wrong when I see it.

  124. Jerkface March 26th, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    I’m willing to entertain reasons why David Adams does not have to go through waivers, but ‘he is being released outright’ is not one of them.

  125. J. Alfred Prufrock March 26th, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    Maybe they won’t have to take the OTD lineup off the field once the real game starts.

  126. Against All Odds March 26th, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    Deal With It March 26th, 2013 at 8:47 pm
    AAO

    A light hearted moment on a gray day of Overbay and Adams ! LOL !

    ==============

    We have to cherish them while we can this off season has been a strange one.

  127. blake March 26th, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    Reading the CBA it looks like JF is correct….so either Adams’s agent is wrong or there is another clause somewhere

  128. Jerkface March 26th, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    Only thing I can think of is that Adams was optioned, so maybe as a minor league guy he had less protection.

  129. blake March 26th, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    I hope they can re-sign him if he really is a FA

  130. Jerkface March 26th, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    But he was still on the 40 man, and those guys have more protection than regular ml guys. And the ‘outright release/designate for assignment’ clauses share the same waivers, just the end result is different, so I still don’t see why Adams would avoid waivers.

  131. Jerkface March 26th, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    http://www.thecubreporter.com/...../html/3534

    Here is a whole thing on outright release waivers.

  132. Doreen March 26th, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    Jerkface I did some more digging and found something in clearer language. It does look like waivers are required either way.

    So not exactly sure why Adams’ agent would have responded as he did.

  133. jmills March 26th, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    Ok,….. you guys can beat me, …as long as Farrell is lower than dust! :D

  134. Doreen March 26th, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    Jerkface the link you just posted is what I read first. On first reading I understood it to mean there were three options one of which was an outright release bypassing waivers.

    Second time reading it I was not so sure so I went to the MLB rules page which seemed clear that waivers were always necessary when releasing a player.

    There is way too much confusion.

  135. Jerkface March 26th, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    There is way too much confusion.

    Speak for yourself, its everyone else that is confused :) Even Chipper Jone’s agent!

  136. RadioKev March 26th, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    There’s got to be more to the story here. This doesn’t make sense.

  137. Jerkface March 26th, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    There’s got to be more to the story here. This doesn’t make sense.

    The story here is that Adam’s agent tricked the Yankees into granting him outright release so that he can either be claimed on waivers or sign with a team that will give him playing time.

  138. Against All Odds March 26th, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    as long as Farrell is lower than dust!

    ————-

    lol that was funny

  139. Against All Odds March 26th, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    Doreen March 26th, 2013 at 9:00 pm
    Jerkface I did some more digging and found something in clearer language. It does look like waivers are required either way.

    So not exactly sure why Adams’ agent would have responded as he did.

    ————————

    Because he didn’t do his homework but Jerkface does.

    http://gifguppy.com/css/images.....lasses.gif

  140. RadioKev March 26th, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    The story here is that Adam’s agent tricked the Yankees into granting him outright release so that he can either be claimed on waivers or sign with a team that will give him playing time.
    ———

    Ha, maybe. I’m disinclined to believe that because he’s not getting a starting job anywhere else right now.

    But beyond the release vs DFA stuff, why Adams? What the heck are the Yanks doing here? Really puzzling.

  141. jmills March 26th, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    Against, glad ya’ liked it! Have a great evening, people!!!

  142. RadioKev March 26th, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    From Feinsand:

    What advice did Wells get from Mike Scioscia before he left Angels camp?
    “He said, ‘You’re in a good place right now from a baseball standpoint.’ I think he noticed the changes that I made. He said, ‘Just keep doing the things you been doing the past three weeks and have fun with it.’ I told him, ‘That’s fine, I’m just going to try to Napoli you guys when I play you.’ I don’t know if you all saw Napoli’s numbers against the Angels but they were pretty ugly. I’ll just try to do the same thing.

  143. Pat M. March 26th, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    Well hello Doreen !!!! SJ wanted to know if you’re working on your golf game ??? Joking aside, it’ll be awhile before he’ll be hitting the links as his ankle is not healing as fast as he hoped….. Personally, I think the entire Yankee season will be hinged on the first 40 games. If they can hover around .500 they’ll be in the hunt and must do well vs. Baltimore.. I also believe that The AL East will be determined by who does the best vs. The NL West ….. Hope all is well with you and the family and Nick in SF is exploring the wonders of Mexico and in search of Maya golden coins

  144. Doreen March 26th, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    RadioKev

    I agree. That really is the bigger question. Why Adams?

  145. Bronx Jeers March 26th, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    There is way too much confusion.

    ——————–

    I can’t get no release (or DFA)
    Businessmen, they drink my wine….

  146. Jerkface March 26th, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    I agree. That really is the bigger question. Why Adams?

    They liked him enough and thought he was valuable enough to protect coming off a major ankle injury in the 2011 offseason, only to release him 1 year later. Its weird!

  147. Chip March 26th, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    I know spring training stats are meaningless – but given Alex’s health – wouldn’t it be nice to have a 25 year old 3b with power who is currently hitting .327 with a .400 OBP 5 HR in 49 ABs?

    That’s Brandon Laird – the guy the Yankees released so that they could bring in Steve Pearce for the second time last season.

    Between Brandon Laird and David Adams the Yankees have released two 25 year old 3b who could have competed for a starting spot this spring.

  148. Jerkface March 26th, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    Though if there is some loophole here with waivers that im missing and they have a handshake with him to re-sign him to a minor league deal then its not a bad move.

  149. RadioKev March 26th, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    Bronx Jeers March 26th, 2013 at 9:22 pm
    There is way too much confusion.

    ——————–

    I can’t get no release (or DFA)
    Businessmen, they drink my wine….
    ——

    +1

  150. Chip March 26th, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    The only thing I can think about Adams is the following:

    1. The injuries
    2. He’s limited at 2b and the Yankees figure that they will retain Cano so he’s never going to see the majors at that spot.
    3. The Yankees are so blinded by power that they don’t think a guy who hits for high average but low power profiles well at 3b.

  151. Doreen March 26th, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    Hey Pat!!

    Ha ha!!

    Might could be a very interesting season.

  152. Chip March 26th, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    Jerkface March 26th, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    Though if there is some loophole here with waivers that im missing and they have a handshake with him to re-sign him to a minor league deal then its not a bad move.
    ——————-

    Agreed.

  153. Against All Odds March 26th, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    Chip March 26th, 2013 at 9:22 pm
    I know spring training stats are meaningless – but given Alex’s health – wouldn’t it be nice to have a 25 year old 3b with power who is currently hitting .327 with a .400 OBP 5 HR in 49 ABs?

    That’s Brandon Laird – the guy the Yankees released so that they could bring in Steve Pearce for the second time last season.

    Between Brandon Laird and David Adams the Yankees have released two 25 year old 3b who could have competed for a starting spot this spring.

    —————–

    But yet they’re building from within or so they claim to be doing

  154. Chip March 26th, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    Against All Odds March 26th, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    Chip March 26th, 2013 at 9:22 pm
    I know spring training stats are meaningless – but given Alex’s health – wouldn’t it be nice to have a 25 year old 3b with power who is currently hitting .327 with a .400 OBP 5 HR in 49 ABs?

    That’s Brandon Laird – the guy the Yankees released so that they could bring in Steve Pearce for the second time last season.

    Between Brandon Laird and David Adams the Yankees have released two 25 year old 3b who could have competed for a starting spot this spring.

    —————–

    But yet they’re building from within or so they claim to be doing
    ————–

    Maybe Cashman wants to be the Astros GM.

  155. Pat M. March 26th, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    Odds….Where did Brandon end up ???? Watched him in HS ( La Quinta HS / Ian’s Kennedy & Stewart ) and thought he had a shot at the bigs…..GB always liked him …

  156. Jerkface March 26th, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    Where did Brandon end up ????

    Astros, just doubled off Joba in the game thats on right now! He played a bit for them last year but is going to open the year in AAA.

  157. J. Alfred Prufrock March 26th, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    Laird has some power but couldn’t lay off the curve whenever I saw him. He made a nice play at third tonight though, didn’t he.

    Adams is a hands down better hitter.

  158. Bronx Jeers March 26th, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    Odds….Where did Brandon end up ???? Watched him in HS ( La Quinta HS /

    ———
    We’re watching him right now! He just doubled off Joba and has made 2 great stabs at the hot corner

  159. Bronx Jeers March 26th, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    Pronk!

  160. Jerkface March 26th, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    HAfner is looking more alive recently, thank god. They need Cano, Hafner, and Youkilis to really crush until reinforcements arrive.

  161. Sir Harden Thick March 26th, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    3 hits by Hafner, and 1 vs a lefty

  162. tomingeorgia March 26th, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    Hafner beats the shift.

  163. J. Alfred Prufrock March 26th, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    Laird also made some really nice plays at 1B in a home series against the Red Sox in 2011. Forget why he was up and playing first.

  164. blake March 26th, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    I think Hafner will hit RHP if he can play….he will at least walk some and hit some homers…..it’s the rest of the offense that is concerning

  165. Jerkface March 26th, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    hoping this goes to the 9th, that way Musty bats

  166. tucker March 26th, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    Just catching up to the day’s events. Wow … Though I nominate this as post of the day:

    randy l. says:
    March 26, 2013 at 6:49 pm
    “How many guys are they gonna lose to make room for spare parts?”

    blake-

    cashman reminds me of my grandfather up in down east maine when i was a kid.

    he lived way up north of bar harbor and was a fisherman/lobsterman.

    he had like 6 old junk volkswagen beetles in various states of repair in his front yard along with the lobster traps and fishing gear. one worked at any one time. when something broke on one he switched parts around until he had one that worked.

    cashman is using a variant on that approach. if he could actually switch body parts on some of the junk players he’d have something. as it is, having 6 old guys is just taking up space preventing the yankees from bringing up the kids for the next generation run.

  167. J. Alfred Prufrock March 26th, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    tucker, lol, randy is a classic.

  168. blake March 26th, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    “cashman is using a variant on that approach. if he could actually switch body parts on some of the junk players he’d have something. as it is, having 6 old guys is just taking up space preventing the yankees from bringing up the kids for the next generation run.”

    Maybe if he could switch around the body parts the the result would have super powers!

  169. Against All Odds March 26th, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    Maybe Cashman wants to be the Astros GM.

    ===============

    He always wanted to show everyone he’s not a checkbook GM. Hell in a recent interview he made this statement: “My job,” he said, “is to put a team out there that wins for the least amount of money possible.”

    Yet, of course, there is the specter of The Boss.

    “But I said ‘win’ first.

  170. Chip March 26th, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    Jerkface –

    I think if he’s healthy Hafner is going to be an absolute monster for the Yankees.

  171. Chip March 26th, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    AAO –

    I don’t mind if Cashman wants to prove he’s not just a checkbook GM – I just wish he would do it for some other team.

    Brian’s problem is that he doesn’t seem to realize that if you don’t want to spend money on good players then you need to develop good players of your own and THEN PLAY THEM rather than trade them away.

  172. mick March 26th, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    Musty with another walk-off?

  173. Chip March 26th, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    another walk off by Mustelier to seal Rivera’s fate?

  174. Jerkface March 26th, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    Given Rivera’s complete inability to play defense and his empty spring hitting I’d hope they would leave him in the minors or whatever. (release him who cares)

  175. Bronx Jeers March 26th, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    Musty with another walk-off?

    ————————–

    And then they’ll give him his minor league assignment as he crosses home plate.

  176. Chip March 26th, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    Jerk -

    I was talking to my brother about the Overbay signing:

    Him: They only have a few games left for him to show he belongs
    Me: How many games does it take to prove you’re better than Juan Rivera?

  177. Jerkface March 26th, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    Heh I think the fact that Overbay made 2 consecutive plays at 1st meant he is better than Juan Rivera

  178. Against All Odds March 26th, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    Chip March 26th, 2013 at 9:51 pm
    AAO –

    I don’t mind if Cashman wants to prove he’s not just a checkbook GM – I just wish he would do it for some other team.

    Brian’s problem is that he doesn’t seem to realize that if you don’t want to spend money on good players then you need to develop good players of your own and THEN PLAY THEM rather than trade them away.

    ———————-

    Yep they have to play the kids and let them take their lumps.

  179. Chip March 26th, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    Stick Michael is a big fan of Mustelier – that should be good enough.

  180. Jerkface March 26th, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    Keep running to the minor league field, Musty :(

  181. ron March 26th, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    Rosenthal: Martin told Yankees he was willing to sign a one-year deal
    By Mike Axisa
    This is quite annoying. According to Ken Rosenthal, Russell Martin informed the Yankees he was willing to sign a one-year contract worth $9-10M this past offseason. A one-year deal, of course, would have worked well with the team’s plan to get under the $189M luxury tax threshold in 2014 and not left them with the Chris Stewart/Frankie Cervelli tandem for 2013. The Yankees balked and Martin instead took a two-year pact from the Pirates. I love the Yankees, but I hate the way they do pretty much everything these days.

  182. Bucky March 26th, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    Wow, nice job getting out of that jam, Nuno! 2nd and 3rd, no out, no runs in.

  183. tucker March 26th, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    The only advantage to Overbay is that he can pick it. Nunez and Youk throwing one hoppers to Rivera does not inspire confidence. Much rather have Youk there w/Musty at third. Youk can still play first.

  184. Rich in NJ March 26th, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    I love the Yankees, but I hate the way they do pretty much everything these days.
    __

    Truth.

  185. Tar March 26th, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    “I love the Yankees, but I hate the way they do pretty much everything these days.”

    You are not alone Mike.

  186. ac1 March 26th, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    10 mil for martin? The guy hit sub 200 until september.
    But besides that i agree the way they are doing business now sucks.

  187. luis March 26th, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    Good evening everyone,

    I just read the news on Adams… This is an advance April fools prank right?

    If not, then this team is run by Gilligan… They should change the name of the team to ” SS Minow”

    Or ” The New york Yankees Nursing home for the soon to be retired Vets”

  188. Rich in NJ March 26th, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    And it pisses me off.

  189. ac1 March 26th, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    Musty will get the same excuse cervelli got last year. He has options, not on 40 yadda yadda. Because cashman isnt smart enough to manage a roster, people like musty suffer.

  190. blake March 26th, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    @teixeiramark25: Running, fielding grounders, and swinging one-handed. Wrist is feeling better every day, thanks to #Yankees fans for your support!

  191. ac1 March 26th, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    luis March 26th, 2013 at 10:25 pm
    Good evening everyone,

    I just read the news on Adams… This is an advance April fools prank right?

    If not, then this team is run by Gilligan… They should change the name of the team to ” SS Minow”

    Or ” The New york Yankees Nursing home for the soon to be retired Vets”

    ——-

    Or in some cases looking to sign players that retired in 2011… Derrek lee

  192. tucker March 26th, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    Hal still thinks you can charge 5-star hotel prices with Holiday Inn parts. Mix in some marketing and a Youk bobble head doll night, the fans will never know the difference.

  193. luis March 26th, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    Oh I get it! Adams was too expensive, sothey couldn’t keep him in light of the new 189 mil cap, oh wait! he is a rookie, my bad.

    Next move… their are going to trade the whole farm for Julio franco

  194. luis March 26th, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    * They are going to trade…. * Excuse me

  195. austinmac March 26th, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    Luis,

    No Franco. The Yankees are only interested in players who have only been retired two years.

  196. luis March 26th, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    Mac,

    But he is in his middle forties… Why not try him?… I am seriously considering showing up there, maybe I got a shot! I am old enough and lousy enough to be considered as option ;)

  197. luis March 26th, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    Tucker,

    Maybe it is Hal… But Cashman must be on the boat… They have no clue.

  198. MG March 26th, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    I only saw Wells’ 3 ABs tonight but his bat is pretty quick and the swing seems pretty short.

    If he can sustain that over the course of the season he could help the Yankees a lot.

    Hafner really looked good at the plate tonight also-the double down the right field line came right after he couldn’t catch up with a 96 mph fastball and it wasn’t off an off speed pitch.

  199. Bo knows March 26th, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    Agreed, Wells looked good, still quick hands. If he’s honest about going all fields, there’ll be an awful lot of people eating crow.

  200. Rich in NJ March 26th, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    I can’t wait to eat crow. My stomach is empty.

  201. Jerkface March 26th, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    Wells bat looked quick because he was pulling change ups.

  202. Pat M. March 26th, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    Interesting how the whole Napoli / Wells saga has turned out…….As I mentioned the other day, the games I saw him play this spring, Vernon looked good at the plate…..Only saw him play defense once and that was the day before the whole trade stuff broke. He’s much better than Jones was last season

  203. luis March 26th, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    Rich,

    Regardless on how Wells plays… If you are embarking in a rebuilding process and at the same time lowering costs… This move is boneheaded… You release a young player ( Adams ) in order to accomodate another past his prime vet ( Wells ), not only using a valuable roster spot, but also costing 13 million in the process… Note to FO: You keep young players and get rid of the old ones, never the other way around

  204. Rich in NJ March 26th, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    luis

    I heard part of Hal with Francesa while driving to LI earlier today. He seems to leave out the part about how young players need to overcome a learning curve and that a team has to endure growing pains during that process that may lead to losing.

    Yet he thinks they can keep fielding a WS team while cutting payroll.

    He’s right that it shouldn’t take $200m to win the WS, but he has a lot of dead money on the payroll and his GM has failed him with ML ready prospects.

    I have no idea whether or not he realizes that.

  205. MG March 26th, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    I guess Adams, who is shortly going to be 26, is the new poster child for Yankees incompetence.

    He’s been mostly hurt for 3 years, doesn’t run very well, hits for average but hardly ever walks, and has no power. He can’t really play 2nd base very well either so they were trying him at 3rd. He wouldn’t have to be particularly good at 3rd, of course, to be better than Corban Joseph.

    Apparently, based on something his agent said, the Yankees have a deal with him to resign him as well, but that’s the agent ‘putting something over’ on the Yankees. Agents never do that, of course, because they make it difficult to negotiate with any major league team and they aren’t going to risk it over a AA guy who may or may not ever play in the majors in spite of the overwhelming love of him by the LoHud cognescenti.

  206. austinmac March 26th, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    “Keep the young players and get rid of the old ones”

    It seems simple enough. At least mix some in. Adams looked like he can hit in the few times I saw him. He smoked a double to right center on a short stroke.

    I also readily admit, a new youngish kind of player is more fun than knowing what you get from someone like Rivera. The new guy may not be better, but at least their is upside.

  207. Jerkface March 26th, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    He’s been mostly hurt for 3 years, doesn’t run very well, hits for average but hardly ever walks, and has no power.

    Hardly ever walks? He has a career 10% BB rate and a 15% K rate. He is a patient, solid doubles hitter who walks and doesnt strike out.

  208. UnKnown March 26th, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    Is there a chance, maybe just a chance in heck, that this team can just stay as it is all day tomorrow and not actually get WORSE?

    I’m not even asking for an improvement, just somehow manage not to become a worse team on March 27th than they were on March 26th.

    Probably too much to ask… But their just might be one side of the boat left to hang onto yet, that is if the FO can quit steering it directly into icebergs for a day or two.

  209. austinmac March 26th, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    Pat M,

    I think I was the first to mention 1965. My baseball interest began in 1960. A bad year was losing in the Series. Then, the unbelievable happened. It was painful. I thought 2014 would be that year. For now, I will pull for Hafner, Wells, Overbay and the like to somehow, someway, stay healthy and contribute.

  210. Ghostwriter March 26th, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    Pat M. March 26th, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    Interesting how the whole Napoli / Wells saga has turned out…….As I mentioned the other day, the games I saw him play this spring, Vernon looked good at the plate…..Only saw him play defense once and that was the day before the whole trade stuff broke. He’s much better than Jones was last season
    =======================

    I’m warming up to this pickup. I’m cautiously optimistic that Wells can help us. I found Wells’ remarks this afternoon to be quite heartening in his discussion of his modified approach at the plate. So, far his changes seem to be working.

    I’m not quite sure why we’re keeping Francisco and Boesch at this stage of the game. Choose one of the two, and be done with it.

  211. austinmac March 26th, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    I aspire to be a member of the cognoscenti.

  212. Rich in NJ March 26th, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    “I aspire to be a member of the cognoscenti.”

    It beats many of the alternatives.

  213. Cashmoney March 26th, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    By Mark Saxon | ESPNLosAngeles.com
    The Los Angeles Dodgers optioned Cuban defector Yasiel Puig, batting .526 in spring training, to Double-A Chattanooga, ending the possibility the outfielder’s torrid spring could allow him to make the rare leap from Class A to the major leagues.

  214. Rich in NJ March 26th, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    If my last name was Saxon, I would name my kid Anglo.

  215. Ghostwriter March 26th, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    MG March 26th, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    I guess Adams, who is shortly going to be 26, is the new poster child for Yankees incompetence.

    He’s been mostly hurt for 3 years, doesn’t run very well, hits for average but hardly ever walks, and has no power. He can’t really play 2nd base very well either so they were trying him at 3rd. He wouldn’t have to be particularly good at 3rd, of course, to be better than Corban Joseph.

    Apparently, based on something his agent said, the Yankees have a deal with him to resign him as well, but that’s the agent ‘putting something over’ on the Yankees. Agents never do that, of course, because they make it difficult to negotiate with any major league team and they aren’t going to risk it over a AA guy who may or may not ever play in the majors in spite of the overwhelming love of him by the LoHud cognescenti.
    ———-

    You have to admit that it’s a little hard to understand this move. Why not just dump Francisco, now that we’ve acquired Wells?

  216. luis March 26th, 2013 at 11:12 pm

    Rich,

    I used to have a lot of hope on Hal… A smart owner that could run the Yankees in an efficient way that could make the Yankees in to a true power house for years to come… a balanced team with vets but also with new blood in it’s ranks… they talked the talk, but have never walked the walk.

    As of right now, I don’t think Hal knows the difference between his fingers from his toes… Cashman is NOT the man to run this team, if he hasn’t realized this, then he is clueless.

  217. luis March 26th, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    New thread :===>:


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