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Injury updates: Teixeira, Jeter, Hughes, Granderson

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Apr 01, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

• Mark Teixeira was examined by the Yankees medical staff today and was given clearance to remove the protective brace from his right wrist. He’s still supposed to wear it for workouts, but the overall update was positive. “It was the news I wanted to hear,” he said.

• Derek Jeter played catch in the outfield and received treatment on his left ankle, but he still hasn’t played in a game since March 23. At this point it’s basically impossible to imagine him being activated when he’s eligible on Saturday.

• Phil Hughes pitched in an extended spring training game, getting seven innings of work. Adam Berry reports that Hughes next start will be with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, setting him up for a big league start on April 11. Joe Girardi left open the possibility of Hughes pitching in the big leagues on Saturday, but that doesn’t seem likely. David Phelps said he’s still on schedule to make that start in Detroit.

• Curtis Granderson shagged fly balls but has not been cleared to throw (basically the same situation as last week). He was scheduled for additional X-rays today and told Berry that his broken forearm is “getting better.”

 
 

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76 Responses to “Injury updates: Teixeira, Jeter, Hughes, Granderson”

  1. Bronx Jeers April 1st, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    Francesca’s got a great caller on. He’s been going to games since 1996 but after today he’s had enough!

    :smile:

  2. mick April 1st, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    Is this the new improved look we were waiting for with Players Twitters enlarged on the side page?
    Why is Rapada now a tweeter then?
    Gross.

  3. Rich in NJ April 1st, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    “Francesca’s got a great caller on. He’s been going to games since 1996 but after today he’s had enough!”

    Did he actually jump?

  4. austinmac April 1st, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    It is one game ugly as it was. The Sox bullpen can all throw very hard. Buccholz has pitched very well this spring. Kuroda needs to pitch very well.

    It would have felt more optimistic to win after this winter. I wish we played tomorrow.

  5. Chip April 1st, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    I don’t want to make too much of one game but CC’s uneven performances last year was based on an injury that was supposed to have been fixed. Is it possible that we’re just seeing the accumulation of a lot of innings taking its toll on the big fella? If so; we have a HUGE problem – 3 massive contracts tied to players who are in their decline.

    Please don’t make the same mistake with Cano.

  6. Chip April 1st, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    Mac -

    The takeaway I have is that Sabathia had a rookie left handed hitter with no experience above AA down to his last strike and couldn’t put him away, didn’t even challenge him. That’s a problem for me and not one that gets blown out of context due to it only being the first game.

  7. pkyankfan69 April 1st, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    Kershaw just went deep bottom 8 in a 0-0 game.

    Crazy

  8. pkyankfan69 April 1st, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    Was a bomb to center too… (Off Kontos)

  9. Rich in NJ April 1st, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    “Is it possible that we’re just seeing the accumulation of a lot of innings taking its toll on the big fella? ”

    Yes, I think that’s a factor, and has been for a while, but his stuff/command will almost certainly be better than it was today.

    He has been in the process of converting from thrower to pitcher for some time.

    He will probably become more Moose-like with more velo as the years go on.

  10. austinmac April 1st, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    Please Bryce Harper, no long contracts. Let’s whisper to him via back alley, ultra secret channels, in unbreakable code we will outbid everyone in five years. Be the biggest star on the biggest stage Bryce. Get your number retired and get a monument.

    I am sick of all the good players being signed by their teams. That was the reason, of course, to have gone the international route when that was available.

  11. Rich in NJ April 1st, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    Young cost-controlled impact hitters are the most prized commodity in baseball because their are so few and because they are better health risks than similarly situated pitchers.

    So I can’t see many coming free unless personal issues with the team develop, as with Upton.

  12. austinmac April 1st, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    Chip,

    I didn’t like CC’s velocity at 89-90. Surgery is surgery. It is never incidental to a pitcher’s arm. We can hope he will build velocity just as we hope Teixiera will mend, Jeter will come back and on and on.

    Pitching at that velocity is below the major league average, I would think. That is not Sabathia. Let’s hope it’s not.

    Bradley has been the rage with many besides ESPN. He just might be very good. I hope not, but I wish we had a young outfielder with ability playing above AA.

  13. charlestonchew April 1st, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    I am pretty sure CC has pitched poorly in every opening day since signing with the Yanks. I did not expect better than this, though I did expect the offense to show up at least a little bit. Lester did not pitch well enough for us to only score 2… but alas that’s what happened. And their bullpen’s success had more to do with our guys erratic approaches and the speed of their pitches. It is early in the season, after all. 95-97 starts to look a little more normal once you’ve seen it a few times.

  14. J. Alfred Prufrock April 1st, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    randy l. April 1st, 2013 at 5:42 pm
    i was rooting for the yankees to lose because the sooner they do, the sooner they will make management changes that will result in real yankee players taking the field rather than mediocre aging dumpster reclamation projects.
    this is not a real yankee team. this is just hal acting out some personal whim. he’s going to get his head handed to him by real yankee fans as the losses mount up.
    jackie bradley gives red sox fans something the yankees don’t have. how can the cashman plan be in his 7th pr 8th year and the yankees do not have the equivalent young player or players?
    ///

    I agree this is not a real Yankee team, but a losing season isn’t going to ameliorate the situation, because if Cashman gets fired, Eppler, Cashman’s guru (according to Cashman) replaces him. That his who would get the job. I see no progress there at all.

    Here’s another problem: if they go into a complete tailspin, the desperation will take hold, and they will waste good prospects to reel in a current everyday player, but considering their judgment about player talent, that probably means several really high upside future Yankees leave the organization to bring in someone who isn’t worthy of the price.

    So there’s really no way losing works out favorably. My hope is they play well enough to keep Cashman and Friends from asserting their ahem evaluative skills to try to improve the team in the here and now. If they exceed expectations, all the better, because winning beats losing, even if they flop in postseason; because Rivera and Jeter are stuck here for the present and it’s Mo’s last year; and because to at least tread water enough to satisfy the new low standard probably is the best shot for guys like Mason Williams and Tyler Austin and Jose Ramirez and Angelo Gumbs and Anderson Feliz, and Heathcott and Flores, and for the love of God – Gary Sanchez – to actually become Yankees.

    In sum: I understand your point but I don’t think it accomplishes much, considering the systemic dysfunction of the organization and its ownership.

  15. Rich in NJ April 1st, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    I don’t know how a team could fire Cashman because his plan failed to materialize as he said it would and then turn to his guy to replace him.

  16. J. Alfred Prufrock April 1st, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    Because the guy who signs the checks doesn’t understand these things. The book is that Eppler is a “fine young baseball mind who’ll make a great GM some day.” They will non-think along with that narrative and simply promote him.

    Hal doesn’t have a wrong baseball vision – he has none at all, and no feel for the sport, IMO.

  17. cs in la April 1st, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    And to make it more painful, Justin Maxwell raked yesterday.

  18. Tyler April 1st, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    The bad part is that all of these good players are signing extensions with their teams. Kershaw is probably next. The Rays will probably trade Price so I don’t know if he’ll make it to the market. The Yanks have to develop their own talent.

  19. Rich in NJ April 1st, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    Pruf

    Until proven otherwise, I am going to think that while Hal may be troublingly detached from real life, he is not an idiot and cares about the Yankees winning. That usually means hiring the best person for the job (which may also mean putting profits first, in the Yankees’ case), and I don’t see how a Williams College educated person, who must have at least some desire to compete with his father’s track record of winning, sees Eppler as fitting that job description.

  20. blake April 1st, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    Id love to be Kershaws agent right now

  21. MG April 1st, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    I didn’t see the end of the game today but just went back and watched the 9th inning.

    How anyone can say Chamberlain threw the ball well today is beyond me.

    I didn’t see a single defensive swing on a fastball, not one.

    Gomes pulled one hard to left field for a basehit.

    Ellsbury pulled one in the hole that Overbay should have stayed home on (but that’s probably because he isn’t used to Cano’s range at 2nd, anyone else and the ball is through).

    Victorino did exactly the same thing on another fastball.

    If you are throwing 95 and not getting defensive swings AND not getting tons of swings and misses on breaking balls outside the zone (there was only one today) you aren’t going to be very effective.

    It didn’t lose the game for the Yankees because they didn’t threaten after Miller walked a couple of guys but still…

  22. Tyler April 1st, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    He’ll top Verlander’s deal. 5 years younger, lefty, loaded organization.

  23. J. Alfred Prufrock April 1st, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    Rich,

    May you be 100 percent right. I sure hope so, because bumping Eppler up is just running to stand still.

    Hal isn’t stupid, he’s just baseball stupid :)

  24. Tyler April 1st, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    The Angels have 3 hits through 8…. Blow it up and trade Mike Trout to the Yanks!!!

  25. blake April 1st, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    “How anyone can say Chamberlain threw the ball well today is beyond me.”

    His stuff was great but he pitched terrible ….

  26. Rich in NJ April 1st, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    Pruf

    The bigger worry is Levine. I think he is the day to day power center.

    As far as I know, he didn’t reach this position because of who his father was (I could be wrong), so I am hoping there that competence animates the decision-tree he employs.

  27. J. Alfred Prufrock April 1st, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    Tyler, I’ll settle for a promotion later in the season for Flores or Austin.

    I guess Mustelier’s not their idea of a Yankee…

  28. J. Alfred Prufrock April 1st, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    Joba is not suited to relief work. He’s a starter. His arm looks great.

  29. blake April 1st, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    I keep looking at that 232 million the yanks are opening with and it’s funny that they’ll spend that money to patch together something like the team they have but that they are so hesitant to invest in long terms solutions……

  30. Tyler April 1st, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    JAP-

    I think Mustelier will be up by the end of the month as long as he’s healthy. Disappointing though that they weren’t really considering him even if he was healthy.

    I’d love to see the young outfield guys get a shot in late summer. Hopefully it’s a healthy year for the system!

  31. Chip April 1st, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    Rich in NJ April 1st, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    I don’t know how a team could fire Cashman because his plan failed to materialize as he said it would and then turn to his guy to replace him.
    ————–

    Boston basically did it. Theo had a plan, it didn’t work, he left Luccino took total control and installed a puppet GM and made the situation much much worse.

    We’ve seen more of Levine’s influence in player moves over the past few years (Soriano, Alex, Ichiro) and I have no doubt that if this season goes poorly then Cashman (who I believe is in the last year of his contract) will not be invited back, nor will Girardi and Levine will step into the forefront with a token GM like Eppler.

  32. J. Alfred Prufrock April 1st, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    Rich in NJ April 1st, 2013 at 6:47 pm
    Pruf

    The bigger worry is Levine. I think he is the day to day power center.

    As far as I know, he didn’t reach this position because of who his father was (I could be wrong), so I am hoping there that competence animates the decision-tree he employs.
    ///

    You think Levine is making baseball decisions? Outside of the Soriano signing?

    Because I can’t see either Levine or Steinbrenner being passionate about “pitching wins” “pitch framing” and “hairy monsters”, which seems to have become like blind religion to Cashman and Girardi.

  33. J. Alfred Prufrock April 1st, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    Amen to that, Tyler. A Mustelier-type bat would make a big difference.
    ///

    Going out to run an errand.

  34. Rich in NJ April 1st, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    “Boston basically did it. Theo had a plan, it didn’t work, he left Luccino took total control and installed a puppet GM and made the situation much much worse.”

    Lucchino has been more of a baseball guy than Levine. Levine is a political guy.

    btw, Theo’s plan was greatly aided by having Manny and Pedro in tow when he got there, and a very lucky break with Arias (Ortiz).

    “We’ve seen more of Levine’s influence in player moves over the past few years (Soriano, Alex, Ichiro) and I have no doubt that if this season goes poorly then Cashman (who I believe is in the last year of his contract) will not be invited back, nor will Girardi and Levine will step into the forefront with a token GM like Eppler.”

    The Steinbrenners get the blame for A-Rod’s contract, which is the only one of the three that truly matters. I recently posted a quote from Hank who said that he had to consult with Hal before he signed off on it.

    But those are moves designed to keep the stone rolling downhill.

    That’s not the position this franchise is in now.

    They need a new stone.

  35. Chip April 1st, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    The organization needs a total change in their front office: Levine, Cashman, Eppler, Newman, Oppenheimer, Girardi should all depart.

    Stick Michael would be my first choice to replace Levine but at his age he probably doesn’t want the headache, in which case you go out and find a quality GM somewhere and offer him or her the promotion to team president, let that person bring their own team in who have no ties to the organization and can evaluate the prospects, players and coaches without any pre-formed opinions.

    Ideally I would like this GM to come from an organization with a strong track record for developing prospects and winning, but I don’t think Andrew Friedman is going to be allowed to leave Tampa for the Yankees. Maybe someone out of Atlanta or Detroit.

  36. Rich in NJ April 1st, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    Gotta go too.

  37. Chip April 1st, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    Or Los Angeles (Angels)

  38. blake April 1st, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    Gonna watch the Bravos….never thought Id see the day where the Braves lineup was so much better than the Yanks

  39. austinmac April 1st, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    If, and I say if, the team tanks, Hal can’t be happy with this year’s high payroll or the man who put it together.

    I would guess a bad team would lead to significant fan discontent which could lead to a GM with a recognizable name to create fan enthusiasm.

  40. MG April 1st, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    blake April 1st, 2013 at 6:47 pm
    “How anyone can say Chamberlain threw the ball well today is beyond me.”

    His stuff was great but he pitched terrible ….
    —————————–
    His stuff was OK but no life on the fastball, that’s why all 3 hits were pulled.

    He did pitch very poorly today. Every fastball put in play was middle-in and just about belt high.

    If you are throwing 95 and not getting defensive swings it isn’t saying much for your pitching ability.

    Andrew Miller has better stuff than Chamberlain and he is ridiculed on the blog on a regular basis.

  41. UnKnown April 1st, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    Is this the new improved look we were waiting for with Players Twitters enlarged on the side page?
    Why is Rapada now a tweeter then?
    Gross.

    ———-

    Wow you really have a crazy obsession with this Twitter thing. Just let it go man, it will be alright.

    Twitter isn’t going anywhere, if anything it is becoming more and more a part of everyday life.

  42. mick April 1st, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    Francisco Cervelli ? @fran_cervelli

    Feels good to be back in #NYC! @Yankees fans, thanks for the photos. #CiscoKid Cowboy made the jumbotron, haha. … http://say.ly/aml5uSo
    ====================================
    players today will never be idolized as they were when we were kids.

  43. blake April 1st, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    “Andrew Miller has better stuff than Chamberlain and he is ridiculed on the blog on a regular basis.”

    Mostly just because Buster said he threw the best inning of all time or something that time…..miller is nasty when he throws strikes.

    Joba didn’t command the ball at all today and when you do that and are behind all the time you’re gonna get hit Andrew Miller has better stuff than Chamberlain and he is ridiculed on the blog on a regular basis.

  44. randy l. April 1st, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    “I keep looking at that 232 million the yanks are opening with and it’s funny that they’ll spend that money to patch together something like the team they have but that they are so hesitant to invest in long terms solutions……”

    blake-

    yes . but this fits with hal’s whim of getting under 189 next year to reset the rate. hal means well thinking he can win this year by spending high on has beens who will peel off after this year.

    the problem is that hal is really inexperienced in the game of baseball. he’s had the chance his whole life to be involved in the game and never chose to do that until he inherited the team.

    if hal really wants to be a CEO type who’s not that involved in the team on the field he should hire a young dynamic gm and step back and let him run the team. cashman clearly isn’t the guy to run a team on a restricted budget.

    the way management change happens is first the manager is fired and then the gm. so once the losing comes, it’s going to be girardi first to go and then cashman. then if hal makes the right choice for the new gm there’s a chance the yankees will be back in the next five years.

  45. Chip April 1st, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    austinmac April 1st, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    If, and I say if, the team tanks, Hal can’t be happy with this year’s high payroll or the man who put it together.

    I would guess a bad team would lead to significant fan discontent which could lead to a GM with a recognizable name to create fan enthusiasm.
    ——————-

    I think you’re attributing George traits to Hal. What will influence Hal will be if he sees a lot of empty seats in July, August and September and no sales at all in October.

    We saw it when he talked about the payroll without showing that he had an understanding that the salaries on the books make it very hard to cut payroll and field a winner. Do I think he cares about winning? Yes, but to him it is business first, baseball second.

  46. mick April 1st, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    “Andrew Miller has better stuff than Chamberlain and he is ridiculed on the blog on a regular basis.”
    =============================
    joba is dysfunctional . as dysfunctional as a team whose owner signed off on a leaguewide coup to dethrone the yankees once and forever. poor george is crying, how does hal sleep at night?

  47. MG April 1st, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    blake, I don’t know the origin of the quote about Miller but he was throwing 97 today with a nasty slider, he just blew the fastball by Cano on 3-2.

    He was high #1 draft pick who set all kinds of records as a starter in college, right?

    It’s just another example of a very talented guy who couldn’t make the leap into the major leagues and raise his game to become a dominant starter, the history of baseball is littered with them. That’s what makes guys like Verlander, Price, and Strasburg so special.

  48. Chip April 1st, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    Converting and leaving Andrew Miller to a reliever is probably the only good thing Bobby V did for the Red Sox.

    Both he and Joba are failures compared to what they were supposed to be, but I think Miller is probably better at what he does than Joba is at what he does and with fewer headaches (though I don’t know if Miller is as much a pain as Joba is)

  49. mick April 1st, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    if hal really wants to be a CEO type who’s not that involved in the team on the field he should hire a young dynamic gm and step back and let him run the team.
    ========================================
    why would this owner let anybody spend his money?

  50. Chip April 1st, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    Incidentally – if you want to talk about screwing a guy up – the fact that Daniel Bard can’t get out of AAA is a huge indictment of how the Red Sox handled him.

    After Papelbon left, they should have just made him the closer, kept Reddick and Lowrie and I don’t think last year turns into the nightmare that it was for them.

  51. UnKnown April 1st, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    “Baseball is the least team oriented sport. Hitters don’t need to “gel” together”
    FACT
    “Not sure this applies to offense. Offense isn’t a team sport. You’re individual batters vs pitchers.”
    And FACT

    To think otherwise is a flat out reach that after one game seems pretty desperate.

  52. mick April 1st, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    Miller looks like Joba did when he first came up.
    Wild and free out there. Dynamic.
    Joba has grown tentative,like he sees himself as a finesse pitcher.

  53. MG April 1st, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    One thing is certain-Nix can’t play 3rd base regularly against left handed pitchers, it’s an open invitation for the opposing team to throw a lefty starter each and every game possible.

    Mustelier is the only option they have right now, I wonder how long it will take them to bring him up…

  54. Chip April 1st, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    blake April 1st, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    I keep looking at that 232 million the yanks are opening with and it’s funny that they’ll spend that money to patch together something like the team they have but that they are so hesitant to invest in long terms solutions……
    ——————–

    I agree – look, if you don’t want to sign Josh Hamilton to a big money contract for 5 years fine, but if you can get young players like Chapman, Cespedes, Darvish into your system – if you can spend heavily on high impact players in the draft then you have to do it.

    The only players who are going to accept one year deals, whether you’re willing to overpay or not, are players who don’t have that many years left.

  55. Chip April 1st, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    MG April 1st, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    One thing is certain-Nix can’t play 3rd base regularly against left handed pitchers, it’s an open invitation for the opposing team to throw a lefty starter each and every game possible.

    Mustelier is the only option they have right now, I wonder how long it will take them to bring him up…
    —————-
    He’s hurt.

  56. mick April 1st, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    the way management change happens is first the manager is fired and then the gm. so once the losing comes, it’s going to be girardi first to go and then cashman.
    ==========================
    the question is , will girardi get fed up in his walk year and bolt for less complicated ways elsewhere, maybe the cubs.

    if hal cares not about winning and shows a profit to his liking, why would he ever release cashman?

    besides, he loves to say his name….Cash, Man!

  57. mick April 1st, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    He’s hurt.
    ======
    How do you know that?

  58. Jerkface April 1st, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    Mustelier played in multiple games after he got hurt. He can’t be THAT hurt.

  59. MG April 1st, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    Chip April 1st, 2013 at 7:17 pm
    MG April 1st, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    One thing is certain-Nix can’t play 3rd base regularly against left handed pitchers, it’s an open invitation for the opposing team to throw a lefty starter each and every game possible.

    Mustelier is the only option they have right now, I wonder how long it will take them to bring him up…
    —————-
    He’s hurt.
    ————
    I know but from the comments made by either Girardi or Cashman they didn’t think he was a real option coming out of spring training-he needs to get back in the lineup at AAA and continue to hit, maybe that will give them a reason to bring him up.

  60. mick April 1st, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    Girardi and Cashman read this blog or have others who do read it to them.
    I get the feeling that whatever some fans on a blog want, they will not give it to them.
    Whether its Musty or a lineup change, it is their show and they will run it their way, good idea or not.

  61. Chip April 1st, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    Jerkface April 1st, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    Mustelier played in multiple games after he got hurt. He can’t be THAT hurt.

    ———————–

    He was pulled out of the last game in Tampa after saying he felt something “crack” in his knee.

    Look, I don’t know – I haven’t examined the knee but I don’t think the Yankees would lie about him being hurt.

  62. Jerkface April 1st, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    He was pulled out of the last game in Tampa after saying he felt something “crack” in his knee.

    Look, I don’t know – I haven’t examined the knee but I don’t think the Yankees would lie about him being hurt.

    Its a bone bruise, which existed from when he ran into the fence. Which he played through. Hit a walkoff HR through.

  63. mick April 1st, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    Look, I don’t know – I haven’t examined the knee but I don’t think the Yankees would lie about him being hurt.
    ============
    Why not? It’s a PR move.

  64. Chip April 1st, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    Jerkface,

    What can I tell you – I’m willing to take the team at their word on injuries.

    If Mustelier gets to Scranton and is raking (or if David Adams is) I’ll be first in line calling for him to be called up.

  65. Jerkface April 1st, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    What can I tell you – I’m willing to take the team at their word on injuries.

    I am taking them at their word. They said its a bone bruise sustained from when he ran into the fence. He could clearly play through it.

  66. Chip April 1st, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    mick April 1st, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    Look, I don’t know – I haven’t examined the knee but I don’t think the Yankees would lie about him being hurt.
    ============
    Why not? It’s a PR move.
    ——————-
    Brian Cashman told Derek Jeter to go out and find a better deal if he could.
    He slammed Robinson Cano for wanting to talk about a new contract a couple of years ago.
    He just mocked Eduardo Nunez

    My point is that if Cashman didn’t think Mustelier was a guy he wanted on the team he wouldn’t falsify an injury to cover it; he would just rip the guy in public and mock everyone who thinks he should be on the team.

  67. mick April 1st, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    Why would they tell the lowly fans what their reasons are for demoting a player?
    Esp if it contributes to bad PR and after all, it’s their business and none of yours.

  68. Chip April 1st, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    Night folks – it was an awful game but just one game.

  69. mick April 1st, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    My point is that if Cashman didn’t think Mustelier was a guy he wanted on the team he wouldn’t falsify an injury to cover it; he would just rip the guy in public and mock everyone who thinks he should be on the team.
    ================
    Maybe he knew who he was dealing with , with jeter cano and nunez.
    He doesn’t want to kill Musty, he might take it wrong and they might need him soon.

  70. Jerkface April 1st, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    If the Yankees had Jackie Bradley Jr and Ryan Sweeney in spring training they would have demoted JBJ to AAA for ‘seasoning’ and went with Ryan sweeney because they wouldn’t want to lose a player that stinks but technically has major league experience.

    Thats why Mustelier is not on the team.

  71. mick April 1st, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    They were never bringing Musty along for the ride.

  72. mick April 1st, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    JF-We are in lockstep on this. You are getting wiser in your old age.

  73. fantasygame101 April 1st, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    walks was the story of the game. The Yankees walked too many batters and the Yankees did not took advantage of their chances when the red sox issued walks to their batters.

  74. 4 NYY April 1st, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    This game has ZERO to do with my thoughts. I’ve said over a month ago that I don’t see the Yanks in the playoffs or for sure not winning the div.

    We are pretty much punchless compared to last yr. With the guys we have now, don’t look for many homers. Hafner may or may not help much, staying healthy is almost too much to ask of him. The other fill-ins can’t hit for avg., let alone power. ( maybe Musty can help { after injury } as we called for him even last yr.)

    Were we not talking of CC’s heater missing last year also ? He’s still proably our best though. We’ll see. Can Pettite really do what he did last yr. over a full season ? Nova, Phelps still up in air. Kuroda should be good again.

    Our pen doesn’t compare to the sux pen. Lot of FB’s there !

    We have Mo and D-rob to really count on.

    I still doubt Yanks will sign Cano. Will they trade him or just lose him?

    It may take a couple more yrs. before we return to the top.

    Hal is NOT gonna spend BIG $$$ now ! The only way we’re getting a bit time star player is through a trade and that will be difficult if the $$$ thing is involved.

    Gonna be some heavy hitting Jays against us this year. We can’t

    match up with their hitters.

    Balt. still tough for us, at this point and Tampa is no pushover.

    Hurry back injured players !!!

    I really don’t expect A-Rod back for Yankees.

  75. blake April 1st, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    “He was high #1 draft pick who set all kinds of records as a starter in college, right?”

    I watched him a lot in college as he’s a Tarheel and was there the same time I was….. Yes he was nasty an still is when he is throwing strikes

  76. blake April 1st, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    “I agree – look, if you don’t want to sign Josh Hamilton to a big money contract for 5 years fine, but if you can get young players like Chapman, Cespedes, Darvish into your system – if you can spend heavily on high impact players in the draft then you have to do it.”

    Even Puig looks like he’s gonna pan out maybe….it just seems silly to have a payroll this high for 2013 but being unwilling to put any money on the books beyond it……and the funny thing is they say that 2014 isn’t affecting their decision making! Please…..


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