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Nunez back in the lineup

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

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

RHP Hiroki Kuroda

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88 Responses to “Nunez back in the lineup”

  1. Abe Peterham April 8th, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    Two in a row sure would feel nice

  2. Rich in NJ April 8th, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    Seeing Stew in the lineup makes me sad.

  3. Rich in NJ April 8th, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    But seeing Nunez in the lineup makes me happy.

  4. Mike Ri April 8th, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    yeah .. not feeling Stewie …

  5. NYYanks24251 April 8th, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    Those who are familiar remember my topic of Cervelli needing to play more and he is sure well deserving of it. Yesterday we played a quick game at 1pm and now turn around for a 4pm game. Cervelli is our best catcher in every way possible. Once again there is no reason he shouldn’t be starting today.

    IM FIRED UP!! Also don’t agree with NIX being out after having an awesome day vs the best pitcher in baseball!!

    GO YANKS

  6. Shame Spencer April 8th, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    Stewart. Bleck.

  7. Shame Spencer April 8th, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    I’m also pretty excited about how Youk has looked so far.. but I’d caution anyone that thinks this is how it will play out all season. I’m not trying to throw shade his way, just tempering some expectations.

    It’s like the Ichiro we saw last year.. do we really expect to see that extrapolated over a full season?

  8. Warning Track Power April 8th, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    Loved the way Youk his the ball yesterday. He was squaring up Verlander and doing some damage.

  9. DocTodd April 8th, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    Having Stewie batting 9th is just like an NL game, where our weak hitting ‘pitcher’ bats last….

  10. Tyler April 8th, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    Maybe if Cervelli starts going 0-4 he’ll start playing more? I just don’t get it. Stewart should get 1 mid-week start and let Cervelli handle the rest right now, especially while he’s hitting well.

  11. Rich in NJ April 8th, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    “It’s like the Ichiro we saw last year.. do we really expect to see that extrapolated over a full season?”

    I think there is a much better chance if he stays healthy.

  12. 4TrainNorth April 8th, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    This lineup is dangerous.

  13. 4TrainNorth April 8th, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    Seriously, Nix should be at 3rd today, move Youk to 1st and put Overbay on the pine.

  14. jacksquat April 8th, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    Of course Youk is not going to hit .400 for the year, although it would be awesome and would really piss off Red Sox fans. Seeing how his swing is now though, I would not be surprised at all if he hit .280-.300 with good obp and lots of xbh, which would be great and more than most people expected.

  15. jacksquat April 8th, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    Poor Nixy, hits a bomb off MVP/CY Verlander and gets benched the next day.

    j/k

  16. blake April 8th, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    Can we please name Cervelli the catcher and have him catch every day…..ridiculous

  17. astrocityfan April 8th, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    I guess Joe felt we needed another serving of Hitless Stew. Sigh. It is really annoying not to see Cervelli in there. They have no margin for error so why sit someone who is so obviously better than his competition? It makes no sense

  18. bruceb April 8th, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    A lot of people were nixing Nix yesterday so, hopefully, Stewart can prove the critics wrong too and contribute something with the bat.

    Surprised to see Nunez back so quickly. Hopefully, he will come through batting practice unscathed.

  19. blake April 8th, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    Ubaldo is terrible….make him throw strikes then mash him if he does and walk if he doesn’t

  20. jacksquat April 8th, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    We did get 2 games in a row of Cervelli. #progress

  21. Warning Track Power April 8th, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    I love how some of you complain about the line-up. Unreal!

    Overbay is in the game for his glove, not his bat. With Kuroda on the mound, the more defense out there, the better. Overbay has the ability to save runs with his glove and guess what-His bat has been decent to date.

    Since when has Cervelli proven he is capable of catching everyday? That’s right-He has not.
    Therefore, Girardi is doing the right thing by sitting him today and probably getting Cervelli back in the line-up tomorrow and probably again during the Cleveland series.

  22. jacksquat April 8th, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    Lohud Yankees Blog @LoHudYankees
    Nunez played catch earlier, and he just hit in the cage. Said it went well. Still believes he’ll be able to play today. #yankees

  23. blake April 8th, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    Chad
    You’re commenters commission you to ask Girardi to stop playing Chris Stewart . Thank you

  24. ron April 8th, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    http://www.milb.com/multimedia.....9&v=3

    Clip of arenado’s blast.

    Man i wish we tried to trade for him.

  25. Warning Track Power April 8th, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    jacksquat April 8th, 2013 at 1:18 pm
    Lohud Yankees Blog @LoHudYankees
    Nunez played catch earlier, and he just hit in the cage. Said it went well. Still believes he’ll be able to play today. #yankees
    _________________________________________________________________________
    If Nunez starts today, the team trainer should be given a raise for the quick recovery.
    I figured Nunez would miss about 7 days before his arm/bruise was well enough
    to get on the field to hit and throw.
    Good for Nunez. Showing just how tough he can be.

  26. blake April 8th, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    If Youk can keep this up then when everyone is healthy they may hit enough if they can pitch great…..You don’t count on it but Pineda could be a big X factor in the 2nd half….again not counting on it but i can wish for him to come back throwing 97 with a nasty slider in the 4 or 5 spot.

    I think Hafner will hit and get on base as long as he stays healthy….and Youk truly looks revived so far….he looks like the guy I used to hate seein at the plate and that’s good.

  27. Sir Harden Thick April 8th, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    For all you Jose Campos fans, he is piching tonight for Charleston.
    Hope he can pitch like he did last year in April before he was shelved.

  28. blake April 8th, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    I’m not sure if the River Dogs game will be televised or not

  29. Barry April 8th, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    Warning Track Power –

    Very SMART comment. Too bad there is so much “reaction” elsewhere.

  30. DONNYBROOK April 8th, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    What the hell was Verlander doing with his barking at Youk after the 2B? That’s Exactly the type of spontaneous knee-jerk reaction we saw outta Clemens, when Piazza’s broken bat pin-wheeled in his direction. Verlander’s “You speakin’ to me?”, DeNiro impression was Way outta line.
    Enjoyed seeing The King Slayer get manhandled, (on the field of battle), by a woman last night. Also, the reappearance of The Hound was neat. Had the elder Stark girl accepted his invitation to leave, she would Now be reunited with her sister. I like the new Kate Hepburn character introduced last night. Can’t wait for her to start going toe-to-toe with The Hand Of The King.

  31. jacksquat April 8th, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    Yanks dropped 7 spots to 23/30 in ESPN Power Rankings (not that it matters).

  32. Warning Track Power April 8th, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    Jack-
    Power Rankings don’t matter to me one bit.
    Whether Yankees are #1 or #30. Makes no difference.

  33. jacksquat April 8th, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    Cervelli is clearly a lot better than Stewart now. Run him into the ground? No. But he should play the bulk of the games. Hopefully he plays the next 3.

  34. DONNYBROOK April 8th, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    I watched most of that ESPN Sunday night game. Horrible as always, and Now even worse with Kruk. If I’m Weaver, and those guys are teeing off on me in inning 1, I gotta wonder if they are stealing the signals.

  35. cs in la April 8th, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    ESPN Power Rankings is about the most biased junk being published. Read it for entertainment purposes only.

  36. Bo knows April 8th, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    I think Youk posed on that loud foul.

    I like Verlander a lot. Plays it tough, gave creds to the Yankee team. My kind of ball player.

    Besides, I admire his taste of the Good Life. What’s a mil or two if you don’t get to enjoy it. Maybe it’s a bimbo but it’s a high style bimbo as opposed to Alex.

  37. blake April 8th, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    Verlander would have made a good Yankee…I like a lot of the Tigers actually including their manager which makes it difficult for me to hate them like I should

  38. Tackelberry April 8th, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    RIP Annette Funnicello, one of the original mousekiteers

  39. Hassey April 8th, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    I’m sorry she’s gone so young. She was an absolute knockout

  40. bruceb April 8th, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    Heck, if we can grow to like Youkilis is there any player in baseball we would hate in pinstripes?

    Shake hands with the devil.

  41. blake April 8th, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    bruceb says:
    April 8, 2013 at 1:51 pm
    Heck, if we can grow to like Youkilis is there any player in baseball we would hate in pinstripes?

    Josh Beckett

  42. Doreen April 8th, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    RIP, Annette Funicello.

  43. bruceb April 8th, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    Josh Beckett

    How could I root against a player with the same surname as me? Heck, we may even be related (not)!!!

  44. Rich in NJ April 8th, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    A successful season for Youk, as I have mentioned before, is a 120-ish OPS+ season.

  45. Tyler April 8th, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    Anybody else playing Beat the Streak on mlb.com?

  46. blake April 8th, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    Rich in NJ says:
    April 8, 2013 at 2:05 pm
    A successful season for Youk, as I have mentioned before, is a 120-ish OPS+ season.

    Probably possible if he can stay healthy….I do wish they could add a legit 3B allowing Youk to play more 1B and DH

  47. Warning Track Power April 8th, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    Congrats to Joba for removing the mustache.
    Now maybe he can concentrate on getting outs and not giving up so many runs.

    I thought he was able to command all 4 pitches? HILARIOUS!

    Joba has so much to prove as a dependable reliever. If his mind is elsewhere, thinking about 2014 and thinking about becoming a starting pitcher in the big leagues, his right arm will not do the team any good.

  48. Tyler April 8th, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Tough to trust any other the relievers outside of D-Rob and Mariano right now. I think by the end of the year, the Yanks middle relief will look very different than it does right now.

  49. blake April 8th, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    Tyler says:
    April 8, 2013 at 2:12 pm
    Tough to trust any other the relievers outside of D-Rob and Mariano right now. I think by the end of the year, the Yanks middle relief will look very different than it does right now.

    Gotta consider Monthomery soon I think….especially if Joba isn’t better….they need Joba so I hope he concentrates on this year and performs

  50. Bo knows April 8th, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    Verlander would have made a good Yankee…I like a lot of the Tigers actually including their manager which makes it difficult for me to hate them like I should
    ———
    I even like Tori Hunter and I sniffle over Ajax on every play. How could you not like Leyland. We grew up with carbon copies of him, they just came in different sizes.

    Reading Randi’s post on going to a baseball game was kinda deja vu. Good writing.

  51. Warning Track Power April 8th, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    Tyler-I agree, but the same can probably be said every season.
    The roster that goes North with the team is changed so many times for
    so many different reasons.

    Robertson was really good yesterday. I loved watching the breaking ball he threw to
    Cabrera. Struck him out on the check swing, but that curve was wicked. I want to see more
    of that, along with his cutter. John Smoltz was broadcasting on TBS and he was very impressed with all 3 Yankee pitchers yesterday.

  52. Tyler April 8th, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    blake April 8th, 2013 at 2:14 pm
    Tyler says:
    April 8, 2013 at 2:12 pm
    Tough to trust any other the relievers outside of D-Rob and Mariano right now. I think by the end of the year, the Yanks middle relief will look very different than it does right now.

    Gotta consider Monthomery soon I think….especially if Joba isn’t better….they need Joba so I hope he concentrates on this year and performs
    ————————————————————————————

    I think so too. I haven’t actually seen Joba pitch this year… is it just command issues?

    The good thing is that middle relief can be an easy fix. It almost seems like luck. Guys like Wade and Eppley can be solid for a length of time if used right.

  53. blake April 8th, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    Jorge Soler, of, Cubs: Three Cuban players have left the island in recent years and have generated widespread excitement among scouts. One was Aroldis Chapman and his explosive fastball from the left side. Second was Yoenis Cespedes, a standout performer in Serie Nacional and on Cuban national teams who captivated scouts with his athleticism, bat speed and power. Then there was Soler, who didn’t have the national team experience of Chapman or Cespedes but was one of the best young Cuban players in years. Now pro scouts are getting a glimpse at why international scouts were raving about Soler even before he left Cuba.

    Soler, 21, hit his first home run of the season for high Class A Daytona on Saturday into a 20-mph wind. After another homer yesterday, Soler’s off to a 7-for-16 (.438) start. At 6-foot-4, 215 pounds, Soler has 70 raw power and is capable of producing 30-plus home run seasons, but what’s impressive about Soler is that he’s not just a rigid, all-or-nothing hacker. Scouts who have been the highest on Soler have always praised him for his strike-zone discipline and offensive approach.

    “Players like Soler don’t come around very often,” said one scout. “He has a chance to be a perennial all-star.”

    Rafael DePaula, rhp, Yankees: The first time DePaula emerged on the prospect radar was 2008. His talent was never in doubt, but given his history, even his new date of birth—which would make him 22 now—remains in question. Regardless, DePaula has some of the best stuff in the system, and after dominating Dominican Summer League hitters he finally made his full-season debut on Saturday for low Class A Charleston, striking out 11 of the 19 hitters he faced with one walk and two runs allowed over 4 1/3 innings. It’s been an atypical development path, but DePaula shouldn’t be in the South Atlantic League for long.

    @BenBadler: A new Prospect Notebook, with thoughts on Jorge Soler, Byron Buxton, Julio Morban, Archie Bradley and more: http://t.co/QzVn83uq4o

    Still pretty irritated they didn’t go after Soler harder

  54. Bo knows April 8th, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    Robertson yesterday, was like a warm flannel blanky. Just warm fuzzies.

  55. Tyler April 8th, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    Warning Track Power April 8th, 2013 at 2:14 pm
    Tyler-I agree, but the same can probably be said every season.
    The roster that goes North with the team is changed so many times for
    so many different reasons.
    —————————————————————————–

    I was really just referring more to the middle relief. Injuries always happen but this group might be broken up due to bad performance. It seems like the best middle relief groups are often formed by just throwing things against the wall and hoping they stick. So few consistently solid middle relief guys since those guys usually move to the back end of the ‘pen. Uehara might be a good example for the Bo Sox which is one reason I was hoping the Yanks made a play when Texas let him go..

  56. blake April 8th, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    “I think so too. I haven’t actually seen Joba pitch this year… is it just command issues?”

    Pretty much….command and control really….it’s the same ole reasons Joba has always stuggled when he did…..screws around and falls behind then either loses hitters or has to come into the middle of the plate.

  57. DONNYBROOK April 8th, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    NO way I put Manny in pinstripes. NO WAY.

  58. Tackelberry April 8th, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    Blake:

    They DID fo hard after Soler, but the Cubs shocked everyone by giving him 9 mill year. They were determined to get him at any cost

  59. Bo knows April 8th, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    Soler, 21, hit his first home run of the season for high Class A Daytona on Saturday into a 20-mph wind. After another homer yesterday, Soler’s off to a 7-for-16 (.438) start. At 6-foot-4, 215 pounds, Soler has 70 raw power and is capable of producing 30-plus home run seasons, but what’s impressive about Soler is that he’s not just a rigid, all-or-nothing hacker. Scouts who have been the highest on Soler have always praised him for his strike-zone discipline and offensive approach.

    “Players like Soler don’t come around very often,” said one scout. “He has a chance to be a perennial all-star.”

    ———–
    To quote Charlie Brown “Waaah”

    Yep, Theo did us bad.

  60. Warning Track Power April 8th, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    Anybody else concerned how well Kuroda will do today? I don’t know if his finger is 100% healed or not.
    Cause for concern if you ask me. Yankees can’t afford to have him throw less than 5 innings again and wear out the pen the 1st game of a 4 game series.

    I know Warren will be available in long relief, but let’s hope Kuroda can go 6 strong(minimum) and leave the game with the lead.

  61. Jerkface April 8th, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    Soler signed for 9/30 years, which isn’t bad. And it wasn’t a shock, he was already rumored to be getting a major league deal and in this case the longer the deal the BETTER it is.

  62. blake April 8th, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    Blake:

    They DID fo hard after Soler, but the Cubs shocked everyone by giving him 9 mill year. They were determined to get him at any cost

    9 year contract man….. Not 9 a year . 9/30 deal . That’s a 3.3 million AAV which if he does turn into a star would be one of the best contracts in baseball

  63. blake April 8th, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    The Yankees didnt want to risk putting money on the 2014 books even if it was 3 million so they passed and signed Juan Rivera and Matt Diaz

  64. Tyler April 8th, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    Not a Theo fan and not sure he’ll turn the Cubs around like they hope, but that Soler deal could be highway robbery if he turns out. He’ll be under Cubs control for 9 years. If he turns into the type of player we think, that will be unbelievable for Chicago. Great investment.

  65. Bo knows April 8th, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    I for one, would be surprised if Kuroda pitches today. I would think that finger would be key.

  66. Jerkface April 8th, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    Soler can be optioned for 4 straight years so if he isn’t in the majors in 4 years they still have control of him for 6 years (regardless of the 9 years he is signed for). And if he is in the majors before the 4 years then they have a bunch of his free agent years for cheap.

  67. blake April 8th, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    Soler was immediately a top 50 prospect and could be top 5 next year….. Those are the sort of risks the Yanks should be taking

  68. blake April 8th, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    Theo had done a great job in Chicago so far….

  69. blake April 8th, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    @WheresKernan: SS Eduardo Nunez just made it thru BP ok and gave thumbs up #Yankees

  70. blake April 8th, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    Sounds like he’s gonna be in the majors way sooner than 4 years

  71. austinmac April 8th, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    The Yankees should have outbid the Cubs. Simple as that. It wasn’t a blind bid. They know what they have to beat.

    We do not know the Yankees offered any substantial money. Please tell me who says “they went hard after him”. I don’t believe it.

    This is just the type of player the Yankees need and can afford. They choose not to.

  72. Tyler April 8th, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    blake April 8th, 2013 at 2:28 pm
    Theo had done a great job in Chicago so far….
    ——————————————————————-

    He’s really built up the farm system but I’m not sold yet until something tangible happens on the major league level. That’s why I’m not sure that he’ll turn them around still at this point. They are still a bad major league team which definitely isn’t Theo’s fault but it isn’t a credit to him either. Still early to call in my opinion but he’s on the right road. I’m probably just arguing stupid semantics here…

  73. Tyler April 8th, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_.....ome-opener
    ————————————————————————————-

    Always liked Francona even on the Sox. The Indians will be a better team just with this leadership.

  74. blake April 8th, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    @McCulloughSL: Swisher admits “it hurt” to not receive offer from Yankees. Also, a brief statistical appraisal of his Yanks tenure. http://t.co/hX0y3y2Thy

  75. Bo knows April 8th, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    I think Soler was a suits decision. “Bottom line you know”. It’s like the Darvish saga and the draft budget. Unbelievable loyalty by Cashman.

    Last winter, he couldn’t make a rinky dink trade without checking with the office. Go ahead and manage, Cash – just as soon as we put these nice comfy shackles on.

  76. blake April 8th, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    I’ve read they went after Puig pretty hard but haven’t really read anything about them and Soler or Crspedes

  77. Tyler April 8th, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    Bo knows April 8th, 2013 at 2:35 pm
    I think Soler was a suits decision. “Bottom line you know”. It’s like the Darvish saga and the draft budget. Unbelievable loyalty by Cashman.

    Last winter, he couldn’t make a rinky dink trade without checking with the office. Go ahead and manage, Cash – just as soon as we put these nice comfy shackles on.
    —————————————————————————

    As stated by many on here, it just doesn’t make sense. 9/30 is a worthwhile investment for a guy of his caliber. They are going to end up spending more money on some of the stop gate guys in those years than if they just got a guy who can fill the position for a long period of time.

  78. blake April 8th, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    Either it was a financial decision or the Yanks talent evaluators aren’t very good

  79. G. Love April 8th, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    Now stop this everyone. We’re greedy & entitled to want the Yankees take low cost risks on top International free agents.

    Like when some of us were stumping for Darvish, you couldn’t penetrate some of the thick skulls in here that the reason you want him badly is 1/2 the money is off the books via posting fee and doesn’t count towards luxury tax purposes.

    Go find me a pitcher for 9 million a year or so on the books that does what Darvish does.

    For under 20 million on the books you could have had Darvish, Soler, & Cespedes. For 25 million total you could add Puig to that. For 30 million you could have all of the above & Aroldis Chapman setting up Mo or in the rotation.

    Our front office passed on spending that. We were hardly players for any of the above.

  80. blake April 8th, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    “Go find me a pitcher for 9 million a year or so on the books that does what Darvish does.”

    You can’t buy one….you have to develop them and that’s why Darvish was kinda a unique opportunity

  81. joecembrale April 8th, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    Yanks talent evaluators aren’t very good

  82. austinmac April 8th, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    We spent $13M on a hope Wells have something left. It makes nine years of Soler sound doable, don”t you think?

    If these decsions are not money decisions, then I question the scouts. I saw Cespedes swing once in person and in a minute, I could see the ball came off his bat substantially harder than anyone else on the Rangers or A’s teams. I expect Soler is the same.

  83. Jerkface April 8th, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    I’ve read they went after Puig pretty hard but haven’t really read anything about them and Soler or Crspedes

    The Yankees didnt touch Puig or Cespedes, they tried to sign Soler, but there was never a rumor of what they were offering. It was known the Cubs were offering atleast 7 years (from the offseason and why I said he would eventually sign there)

  84. Bo knows April 8th, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    I’ve read many articles on the Yankees waiting on Soler. That’s who they were focused on, rather than Cespedes.

    The thing that bothers me most, is the total lack of long range strategy. That “win every year mantra”. That sounds like good PR but there’s no meat on them bones. It’s the bean counter mentality – Bottom line this year.

    “You can’t soar with the Eagles when you’re surrounded by turkeys”.

    I think I read that somewhere. Maybe it was on a decal.

  85. blake April 8th, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    It’s hard to understand why the Yankees are willing to break the all time payroll record for 2013 but weren’t willing to spend for more long term options ….230 million bucks is a lot of money too…..why are they ok spending for now but not the future? Do the taxes mean that much?

    The funny thing is that some of the guys they passed on could have actually helped them get the payroll down …..

  86. blake April 8th, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    New post

  87. Bo knows April 8th, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    Either it was a financial decision or the Yanks talent evaluators aren’t very good

    ——————————
    You can’t have it both ways. If Eppley and the troops are bright enough that that can scrounge all these leavings. Make chicken soup out of chicken feathers, then they should be bright enough to assess world class talent.

  88. G. Love April 8th, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    It’s just sobering to think that for what we pay Arod or Tex, we could have had 4 dynamic young players with team control/cost control that only cost money to obtain and didn’t require any trading of any assets other than money.

    George got that. Once upon a time we took Matsui, El Duque, Irabu, Contreras, etc. off the table. Not all of them worked out perfectly, but they all were worth the various risks taken.

    George also understood what great stories the Intl. guys made if they succeeded in NY.

    His sons just see pricetags and Kei Igawa.

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