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Video: Boesch learning first base

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Brennan Boesch has been taking ground balls at first base for a few days now. It’s not a particularly glamorous or exciting development — he’s basically the third-string first baseman at this point — but I thought Boesch was interesting talking about the process of learning a position that’s often considered so easy that anyone could do it.

Above is video of Joe Girardi talking about Boesch’s potential role, and below are comments from Boesch about learning on the fly.

On learning a new position
“The coaching staff is helping me get comfortable there in case I’m needed in a situation. It’s getting better every day, but you guys are used to Teixeira out there. I’ve got him at least to help me out in the meantime. It’s fun. It’s a new challenge, as if in baseball you need a new challenge. But here you go. It’s another one for me.”

On his experience at first base
“In the major leagues, no. In the minor leagues, no. In college, no. In high school, yes. So it’s been a while. I felt like I was pretty good in high school, but that’s really the last time. It’s a tough position. Athleticism only takes you so far. I know I have enough of that. It’s just, the repetition is the thing. It’s why I can’t move right now because you have to take a ton of ground balls. It’s a feel thing. It’s coming along. It’s getting better. If I was horrible, I’d tell them, don’t even try, but I feel like every day I get a little better and every day I feel like I can help the team if they need me over there soon enough.”

On the hardest thing about the position
“The footwork is pretty precise. They think if you just throw a big guy over there, he’s going to block the ball, but there’s a lot more precession. You watch Tex take ground balls over there, the footwork is very precise where he’s setting up to get the hop every time. That’s why he’s the Gold Glover that he is. If you’re not in the right position, you’re not going to get the good hop; you’re not going to be in position to make the play. It’s knowing how to read balls too and having soft hands. There’s technique too. We could talk for a long time about how hard it is because there’s a lot of aspects to it. But I’m having fun with it. I’m taking it on and see where it leads me.”

On whether he could play there right away
“Yeah. I would have done it without taking a single ground ball if he’d asked me to. That’s the kind of guy that I hope I am. I guess normally I might panic, but I’d like to say I could do it right now. If I’m being honest, I’d like to have a couple more cracks at it. I haven’t ready too many live balls off the bat. I’ve really only done some fungo work, which doesn’t necessarily simulate game action as well as a rocketed ball off a left-handed hitter’s bat. So I’m going to stand in there when Pronk’s hitting and see if I catch the ball or not.”

On the advice he’s gotten from Teixeira
“Tex is like the most positive guy ever, so I don’t know that what he’s saying is actually true. He’s telling me I’m doing great. I’m like, ‘Coming from you, I don’t believe you.’ He’s too nice, I think. I think the coaches are more honest, and they’re saying, ‘It’s getting better.’ It’s not perfect, obviously, but it’s getting better and that’s all I can ask for.”

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107 Responses to “Video: Boesch learning first base”

  1. astrocityfan April 10th, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    why do i have that scene from moneyball in my head now? :)

  2. G. Love April 10th, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    While they’re teaching Boeschy to play 1b I wonder if Overbay shuffles over head down & asks “Hey guys, can I play too?”

  3. pat April 10th, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    DavidWaldstein4m
    Don’t worry, i won’t do this all day, but it kind of stopped raining in the 216, as Swisher would call it. Carry on with your bad selves

  4. Rich in NJ April 10th, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    Given the uncertainty surrounding Tex’s status, it’s smart to work out BB, and as I suggested yesterday, 1B would put a lot less strain on Jeter’s recovering ankle, and it should be an easy transition for him.

  5. CountryClub April 10th, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    DavidWaldstein4m
    Don’t worry, i won’t do this all day, but it kind of stopped raining in the 216, as Swisher would call it. Carry on with your bad selves

    ———————

    The rain was scheduled to stop. But it’s supposed to start back up around 6pm. This is the only trip to Clev this yr; so they will try to get these games in. Could be a long night.

  6. MG April 10th, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    When Teix gets back Overbay isn’t going to be on the roster so it makes lots of sense to get Boesch some work there-they don’t have much in the minors at 1B so he may find a home there and make himself more valuable as a bench guy as well.

  7. Hassey April 10th, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    A-Rod tweeting pics from his rehab workouts:

    http://www.sportsgooru.com/ste.....rodriguez/

  8. bruceb April 10th, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    Repost:

    If the weather forecast is correct, we might not actually see any Yankees baseball until Saturday. The forecast for tomorrow in Cleveland is 100% precipitation and the rain is supposed to have moved to New York by Friday!

  9. MG April 10th, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    Hassey April 10th, 2013 at 12:57 pm
    A-Rod tweeting pics from his rehab workouts:

    http://www.sportsgooru.com/ste…..rodriguez/
    ————————
    his best tweet would be the one announcing his retirement from baseball due to injury and allowing the Yankees to recapture most of his remaining contract (the part not covered by insurance, I assume that is how it would work).

  10. Rich in NJ April 10th, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    Two rainouts would suck. When you may be getting on a hot streak, you need to play.

  11. blake April 10th, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    Hassey says:
    April 10, 2013 at 12:57 pm
    A-Rod tweeting pics from his rehab workouts:

    http://www.sportsgooru.com/ste…..rodriguez/

    That’s funny

  12. Cashmoney April 10th, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    Boesch at 1b, well, it make sense in a way that Yanks could use a better hitting 1b until Tex comes back. In general, I prefer my 1b to be a masher/hitter that won’t kill me on defense. Actually in my prospective, anyone who can hit better than Overbay and does not kill the team on defense is an good idea.

  13. Cashmoney April 10th, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    then again, Tex is painful to watch LH, but it is what it is.

  14. Jerkface April 10th, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    his best tweet would be the one announcing his retirement from baseball due to injury and allowing the Yankees to recapture most of his remaining contract (the part not covered by insurance, I assume that is how it would work).

    If A-rod retired his contract would be void, Yankees would not get insurance because they would not be on the hook for anything

  15. Shame Spencer April 10th, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    G. Love April 10th, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    While they’re teaching Boeschy to play 1b I wonder if Overbay shuffles over head down & asks “Hey guys, can I play too?”

    ——————

    Lol, too true. I like Boesch better, just because he’s younger and could provide us with some nice depth next year. I think Boesch has the edge over Overbay for that reason. His bat/power has never been a question.

  16. Rich in NJ April 10th, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    I still don’t understand why they didn’t claim Barton.

  17. MG April 10th, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    If A-rod retired his contract would be void, Yankees would not get insurance because they would not be on the hook for anything
    ————————–
    not according to either Wally Mathews or Bleacher Report:
    http://bleacherreport.com/arti.....ees-future

  18. Tyler April 10th, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    MG April 10th, 2013 at 1:14 pm
    If A-rod retired his contract would be void, Yankees would not get insurance because they would not be on the hook for anything
    ————————–
    not according to either Wally Mathews or Bleacher Report:
    http://bleacherreport.com/arti…..ees-future
    ——————————————————————–

    I wouldn’t use Bleacher Report (or Wally Mathews) as my source for any piece of information, haha.

  19. MG April 10th, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    Rich in NJ April 10th, 2013 at 1:13 pm
    I still don’t understand why they didn’t claim Barton.
    ——————
    because he has hit under .220 the past two seasons with an OPS around .600, how about that?

  20. blake April 10th, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    If Arod does come back and Youk and Hafner are still hitting then when exactly is Alex gonna play?

  21. Jerkface April 10th, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    Bleacher Report is a cesspit, and no they aren’t refuting what I am saying. Here are the options:

    1. A-rod straight retires, contract is void (Will never happen), Yankees get no insurance because they aren’t paying anything so there’d be no point. Contract no longer counts for luxury tax because its voided.
    2. A-rod is too injured to play, he goes on the 60 day DL each season, Yankees collect 85% of his contract through insurance payments. Contract counts for luxury tax with no offsets because the yankees are still paying it.
    3. Yankees try to void A-rod’s contract with PEDs. If successful they no longer have to pay it. Insurance pays nothing because they aren’t paying anything. No longer counts for luxury tax. (Will never happen)
    4. A-rod can play, just at a diminished level. Yankees pay him his contract and A-rod plays. Counts for luxury tax in full.

  22. blake April 10th, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    If Arod retires the Yanks are off the hook…..if he’s deemed medically unable to play and just goes on the perma DL then that’s different and the Yanks still have to pay him

  23. Rich in NJ April 10th, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    “because he has hit under .220 the past two seasons with an OPS around .600, how about that?”

    He’s 10 years younger than Overbay and two years removed from a 120 OPS+ season. That says “free look is worth taking” to me.

  24. kd April 10th, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    jerface,

    #4 is the most likely scenario. he’ll talk about his work ethic and how he’s a leader in the team. no easy solution here unless they approach him to buy him out. that’ll just keep him off the field, he’ll still be on the books.

  25. MG April 10th, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    Rich in NJ April 10th, 2013 at 1:19 pm
    “because he has hit under .220 the past two seasons with an OPS around .600, how about that?”

    He’s 10 years younger than Overbay and two years removed from a 120 OPS+ season. That says “free look is worth taking” to me.
    —————-
    I’m not going to argue with you but his numbers the past two years are Chris Stewart-like and spent most of 2012 in the minors. 1 HR in his last 300+ ABs.

    Every other team passed on him as well so either there is a gentlemen’s agreement among teama to let certain guys go through waivers so they can stay with the club (like Adams, Rapada) or no one wanted him.

  26. J. Alfred Prufrock April 10th, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    If anyone is miffed that they can’t watch SWB home games, I just received a call from the SWB office and was told the new scoreboard and setup hasn’t allowed them to integrate milb.tv. They’re working on it, but have no idea when it will be up and running.

    One has to either show up at the park or listen to radio guys. Or just read Donnie Collins’ in-game tweets.

  27. Jerkface April 10th, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    #4 is the most likely scenario. he’ll talk about his work ethic and how he’s a leader in the team. no easy solution here unless they approach him to buy him out. that’ll just keep him off the field, he’ll still be on the books.

    Yea none of the options are terribly appealing. I hope for #4 and the diminished quality isnt too bad or secret #5 which is that A-rod plays out his contract as an .800 OPS DH/3B.

  28. Tackelberry April 10th, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    2 early milb games today.

    Trenton lost 6-3, as Nik Turley got roughed up for the 2nd straight start. Ramon Flores was 2-4 with 2 BBs. Tyler Austin whiffed 3x.

    Charleston erupted for 11 runs in the 7th inning to turn a 4-0 deficit into an 11-4 lead. They now lead 12-5 in the 9th. Dante Bichette Jr, is 2-4 with 2rbis. Claudio Custodio went deep.

  29. blake April 10th, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    Dante Seems to be swinging it better early this year….not sure what happened to him last year but getting him back on track would be nice

  30. Rich in NJ April 10th, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    “Every other team passed on him as well so either there is a gentlemen’s agreement among teama to let certain guys go through waivers so they can stay with the club (like Adams, Rapada) or no one wanted him.”

    Maybe, but 1B is still their biggest weakness unless Tex is 100%, so unless there is such an agreement, I don’t see the downside since they could have easily said goodbye pretty quickly.

  31. blake April 10th, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    Will the yanks just put Alex back in the every day lineup if he comes back ?

  32. Cashmoney April 10th, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    Matt Harvey of the NY Mets has got some nasty stuff.

  33. kd April 10th, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    i hate to say this, but arod becoming an everyday dh is likely the reason that the yankees traded montero

  34. J. Alfred Prufrock April 10th, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    Señor Flores & Co. home opener tomorrow night :D T

  35. Jerkface April 10th, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    Dante Seems to be swinging it better early this year

    He’s hitting .214 (.167 .310 .417 .727 before todays game)

  36. J. Alfred Prufrock April 10th, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    kd,

    bad reason :D

  37. Carly April 10th, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    acquire, acquire, acquire

    Matt Davidson, 3b, Diamondbacks: Davidson tailed off after a strong start last year, hitting just .248/.354/.403 in the second half at Double-A Mobile. The Diamondbacks will look for him to maintain more consistency this time around, as he’s once again come out of the gates hot by going 9-for-21 (.429) in his first five games for Triple-A Reno. Davidson blends power with a mature approach and was at his best Tuesday, homering and drawing three walks as part of a 2-for-3 night.

  38. blake April 10th, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    If Hafner is healthy he’d likely produce more vs RHP than Arod would …..

  39. Rich in NJ April 10th, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    Except that Montero can catch as long as he can hit, and at this point, A-Rod can’t stay on the field, so the DH is moot. Add to that, that 1B may well be his future position (he could be working out there now like Boesch) and he will only be 27 when Tex’s contract expires.

  40. blake April 10th, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    “He’s hitting .214 (.167 .310 .417 .727 before todays game)”

    He hit a homer though which took him like all year to do last year….baby steps ;)

  41. Cashmoney April 10th, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    The biggest question about Arod is that if he can still hit, a question I don’t know the answer to. If he does, he will be a starter at 3b. As with Pineda, I will worry about when they actually get in a game.

  42. Carly April 10th, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    Bird is the word with a 1 for 3 and 2 BBs ;)

  43. J. Alfred Prufrock April 10th, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    Waxing poetics(sic) on Bird, Carly?

  44. Rich in NJ April 10th, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    “As with Pineda, I will worry about when they actually get in a game.”

    My biggest worry about Pineda is whether or not they will rush him again.

  45. Carly April 10th, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    Waxing poetics(sic) on Bird, Carly?

    que?

  46. Carly April 10th, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    This is from Jim Bowden at ESPN

    1. Chase Headley | 3B
    After Headley’s breakout 2012 season, the Padres and Headley engaged in a few conversations about a long-term contract. However, when Headley’s representatives compared him to Ryan Zimmerman, Evan Longoria and David Wright, the conversation quickly died. The Padres felt Headley needed to show the same production for a longer period of time than just a single season to be paid in the range of Zimmerman, Wright and Longoria. And they were right. However, Headley fractured his left thumb in spring training and is out until at least mid-April. If Padres are in the pennant race in July, they’ll keep Headley and try to sign him in the offseason. However, if they’re out of it by the end of July, then a deal is a real possibility.

    Trade partners: Atlanta Braves, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Pirates, Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs

    7. Steve Cishek | RHP
    Cishek took over the closer’s role from Heath Bell last summer and delivered a 2.69 ERA and 15 saves. The Marlins were so confident in him they dealt Bell to the Arizona Diamondbacks in the offseason. The sinkerballer’s stock has gone up so much that contending teams believe he can get it done against the best lineups in the postseason. The fact that he’s under team control through 2017 and not eligible for arbitration until 2014 also increases value. The Marlins would be foolish not to trade Cishek while his value is at its peak.

    Trade partners: Detroit Tigers, Angels, Rangers, Rays, New York Yankees, Toronto Blue Jays

  47. blake April 10th, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    Put Headley on the Braves and their lineup goes from really good to unreal.

  48. Rich in NJ April 10th, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    I’m in on Headley, but trading limited assets for a late inning reliever, not so much.

  49. MTU April 10th, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    M-u-s-t-e-l-i-e-r

    Find out what you’ve got in your own pantry before you look in someone else’s Kitchen.

    ;)

  50. blake April 10th, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    depends on cost with Headley….he’s really good and he’d instantly upgrade the club but he’s also only controlled through 2014 and he’s probably not the guy from the 2nd half of 2012 all the time…..so it just depends on what he’d cost.

  51. Rich in NJ April 10th, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    I’m also skeptical of how much more payroll Hal would be willing to add this season, which was one of my objections with Wells.

  52. jacksquat April 10th, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    I guess I’m in the minority, but if/when Arod comes back I think he could still play fairly well, it’s just a matter of staying healthy. Even with his hip last year he lost power but still hit for a pretty good avg/obp.

  53. Jerkface April 10th, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    Even with his hip last year he lost power but still hit for a pretty good avg/obp.

    Yea I think he can be an .800 OPS guy. Clearly no longer the A-rod of old, unless that hip surgery is bonkers good.

  54. luis April 10th, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    Good afternoon everyone,

    Carly,

    The price would be exorbitant and we don’t have the pieces unless we gut the farm, which would defeat the objective of rebuilding the core.

  55. luis April 10th, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    MTU April 10th, 2013 at 2:00 pm
    M-u-s-t-e-l-i-e-r

    Find out what you’ve got in your own pantry before you look in someone else’s Kitchen.

    ;)

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

    Ahh!!! some common sense!!!

  56. MTU April 10th, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    “which would defeat the objective of rebuilding the core.”

    Sounds like you’re talking about a Nuclear meltdown.

    ;)

  57. Rich in NJ April 10th, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    It’s almost always the case that a large contract ensures PT, so as long as he’s able, A-Rod will almost certainly be on the field.

  58. Carly April 10th, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    luis April 10th, 2013 at 2:02 pm
    Good afternoon everyone,

    Carly,

    The price would be exorbitant and we don’t have the pieces unless we gut the farm, which would defeat the objective of rebuilding the core.

    Probably right and generally agree, though I do like the sound of a switch hitting 3b. As with all things, depends on what the Padres would want.

  59. Carly April 10th, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    There are far smarter on this blog than moi, so here is something from baseball america about the new international signing rules and something about slots. I kind of get it, but appears to be the frontrunner/prelude to an international draft.

    http://www.baseballamerica.com.....nus-slots/

  60. UnKnown April 10th, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    I wonder what the Yanks would do with the rotation if their is a rain out the next day or two. Skip Nova and Hughes? or Push everyone back?

  61. luis April 10th, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    MTU April 10th, 2013 at 2:05 pm
    “which would defeat the objective of rebuilding the core.”

    Sounds like you’re talking about a Nuclear meltdown.

    ;)

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

    I am no physicist… But It sure sounds like a phrase out of one ;) But as an analogy is a good one MTU, get one of those players in exchange of most of the prospects that would eventually form the new core would be shortsighted and would probably mean a longer down period.

    I would go the other way around… Trade present for future… Improve the talent pool

  62. MTU April 10th, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    I would like it if Ivan the Great opposed to the Terrible shows up tonight.

    Don’t look back Ivan it’s MiLB bus chasing you.

    Get it together Hombre.

  63. blake April 10th, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    I just have no idea what Alex will be when he comes back…..hard to know until he plays.

  64. luis April 10th, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    UnKnown April 10th, 2013 at 2:08 pm
    I wonder what the Yanks would do with the rotation if their is a rain out the next day or two. Skip Nova and Hughes? or Push everyone back?

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

    I might skip Nova, but not Hughes, he needs work

  65. MTU April 10th, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    Luis-

    Good to see you around Amigo.

    It just seems sensible to look in your own toolshed to see if you have what you need before you go to Home Depot to purchase something.

    By this time next our MiLB system might be looking like a beautiful Quetzal.

    It could be overflowing like a River from Spring flooding.

    :)

  66. Rich in NJ April 10th, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    The issue isn’t necessarily rebuilding the core in a vacuum, because as much as some of us would be willing to wait it out, it also seems to be at odds with Hal’s other stated goal of winning the WS every single year.

    So the issue may turn on which veterans to target and which kids to include in any deal(s).

  67. Bronx Jeers April 10th, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    Here’s tonight’s starter for the Tribe.

    http://www.baseball-reference......co01.shtml

    Corey Kluber…. The bell tolls for thee.

  68. jacksquat April 10th, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    So we get to see how the Yankees are this year vs mostly unseen pitchers.

  69. MTU April 10th, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    Should have netted the big Tuna this OS.

    Gonna regret that one for a while.

    Should have laid it all on the line for that one.

    :(

  70. charlestonchew April 10th, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    Lyle’s days are numbered, it seems.

  71. MTU April 10th, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    Cervelli and AJ P. or Jaso would have been a dynamic duo.

  72. MTU April 10th, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    Yankees must not like smoking fine Cuban cigars.

    ;)

  73. Frankg April 10th, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    I hope Lyle stays with the organization. Dan Johnson plays like he’s lost his ability. That’s also why Boesch is trying out at first.

  74. pat April 10th, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    “If Arod does come back and Youk and Hafner are still hitting then when exactly is Alex gonna play?”

    I think that depends on how you define “still hitting”.

  75. blake April 10th, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    Andrew Marchand ?@AndrewMarchand 5m
    Asked an official with knowledge, 2 most likely prospects who could make big impact on MLB level: Answer– Slade Heathcott & Tyler Austin.

    Andrew Marchand ?@AndrewMarchand 3m
    Official said he wouldn’t expect either in ’13 because off sudden Yanks OF depth, but said both are “tremendously advanced” on offense

  76. MTU April 10th, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    Blake-

    Flores isn’t exactly a slouch.

    ;)

  77. luis April 10th, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    MTU,

    Likewise my friend.. It’s good to see you around too ;)

    Rich,

    That winning the WS every year is a moronic motto and pretty much unrealistic… Having said that, this team has what it takes to be a power house most of the time… Unfortunately, this is one of the moments that it needs to retool, since they lost the opportunity of competing and retooling at the same time ( they traded most of the assets to do just that ).

  78. MTU April 10th, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    Keep Williams or Heathcott

    Keep Austin or Flores.

    Trade the other 2 for something else you need.

    Me. I make Heathcott and Flores available.

    Decide who you like of Romine, Murphy, and Sanchez. Make the 3rd one available.

    Sort out you Pitching. Who’s a keeper ? Who is not ?

    Etc.

    A player either helps you by playing FOR you or by GETTING you someone who does.

    ;)

  79. MTU April 10th, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    Our fruit should not be allowed to just overripen and die on the vine.

    That’s a waste of good produce.

  80. luis April 10th, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    MTU,

    Flores and Austin should be our corner outfielders of the future… One has a lot of patience and disciplined approach, the other has power… So I wouldn’t trade either one of those… In the case of Williams and Heathcott, I agree in principle that Williams should be kept.

    Pitching is a little more unpredictable

  81. blake April 10th, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    MTU,

    yea he’s kinda forgotten….he can hit though.

  82. MTU April 10th, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    OK luis. So long as they don’t just rot down there in Minorsville w/o doing a thing to help the Parent club someday.

    Are the Yankees going to give guys a chance when they’ve earned it ?

    See where I’m going…….

    Use it or lose it. Guys have a born on and an expiration date.

    ;)

  83. MTU April 10th, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    Blake-

    YF and JAP sure are on him.

    The Brass. Who knows ?

    Still waiting to see if they give Ronnier the shot he’s earned.

    Might be waiting a long time. He’s hiding in plain sight.

    ;)

  84. luis April 10th, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    MTU,

    That’s the 64.000 dollar question… Will they have the patience to give them a real chance?

    To be honest, with this GM I don’t think so

  85. MTU April 10th, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    Luis-

    So you move a few of them. That way they don’t just rot on the vine.

    This is the perfect time to experiment. They claim they want to cut costs.

    Not happening so far.

    ;)

  86. blake April 10th, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    Glenn (Irvine): What are your thoughts about Rafael De Paula? What is his upside and is he now the best Yankee pitching prospect?

    Jim Callis: Intriguing. Glad we can finally see him against real competition at age 22. With Jose Campos coming back from elbow woes and Manny Banuelos and Ty Hensley currently sidelined, yes, DePaula is the Yankees’ best pitching prospect. Brett Marshall has a higher floor but I’ll take DePaula’s higher ceiling. Both his mid-90s fastball and his hard curveball could be at least plus pitches, if not more.

  87. Shame Spencer April 10th, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    That winning the WS every year is a moronic motto and pretty much unrealistic…

    ———————-

    Which is what makes it great! ;)

  88. MTU April 10th, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    Blake-

    This guy needs to see Jose Ramirez pitch.

    He’s right there. And he’s at AA.

  89. blake April 10th, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    MTU,

    yea I agree….I’m curious as to why he isn’t pitching now though? Blister….haven’t heard where he is or what he’s doing.

  90. MTU April 10th, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    Blake-

    YF or JAP would know. Check w them.

  91. MTU April 10th, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    Blake-

    How bout an OF of Holliday, Kemp, and JU ?

    Almost could have pulled that off.

    ;)

  92. MTU April 10th, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    But I’ll settle for Stanton, Harper, and Trout.

    :)

  93. MTU April 10th, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    Got to run.

    Later

  94. CountryClub April 10th, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    blake April 10th, 2013 at 1:32 pm
    Dante Seems to be swinging it better early this year….not sure what happened to him last year but getting him back on track would be nice

    —————

    He completely changed his swing. Here’s a before and after:

    http://itsaboutthemoney.net/ar.....ied-swing/

  95. CountryClub April 10th, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    Here’s info about Culver’s new swing too:

    http://itsaboutthemoney.net/ar.....-slugging/

  96. ac1 April 10th, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    When Teix gets back Overbay isn’t going to be on the roster so it makes lots of sense to get Boesch some work there-they don’t have much in the minors at 1B so he may find a home there and make himself more valuable as a bench guy as well.
    ___

    When Jeter gets back, Boesch may be off the roster too…. Either Boesch or Francisco is gone when Jeter gets back. Nix is too important of a back up for 2nd and 3rd, and Nunez will end up splitting time with Jeter at SS. If our roster stays healthy as the vets return, this is going to be something of an offense on paper.

  97. CountryClub April 10th, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    From RAB:

    This isn’t the most surprising thing in the world, but Joel Sherman reports the “top of the Yankees hierarchy” demanded the re-signing of Ichiro Suzuki this past offseason following “a strong Division Series and adoration from the fans.”

    http://riveraveblues.com/2013/.....ing-84874/

  98. CountryClub April 10th, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    When Jeter gets back, Boesch may be off the roster too…

    ——————

    Yeah, but he can be sent to AAA. They dont have to release him.

  99. ac1 April 10th, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    This isn’t the most surprising thing in the world, but Joel Sherman reports the “top of the Yankees hierarchy” demanded the re-signing of Ichiro Suzuki this past offseason following “a strong Division Series and adoration from the fans.”
    ___

    Gardner and Ichiro will be the ones to lose time when Grandy comes back, though it would depend on how good they are hitting compared to Wells and whether Grandy returns to form, particularly vs. lefties.

    If they continue to manage their offense, i would consider trading granderson and getting something we need back, like more top level IF prospects.

    Adams has to stay healthy
    Musty is never going to get the chance he deserves
    CoJo looked bad on defense in ST.

    That’s what we have in the upper minors no?

  100. blake April 10th, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    CC,

    thanks for those vids…..I like the 2013 version A LOT better for Dante

  101. Jerkface April 10th, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    Both guys needed to make a change, glad they did.

  102. blake April 10th, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    I also like the 2013 Culver a lot better too….if you notice they are both much more quite and simplified and direct to the ball…..a lot of kids can get away with all that extra movement and hitches and hand movement in high school…..but when they switch to the wood and start facing pro pitching they can’t……both guys look a lot better.

  103. blake April 10th, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    If the Yankees wanted Japanese money they should have signed Darvish for a 9 million AAV

  104. CountryClub April 10th, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    If Culver can hit for power (even hitting .250) he becomes a legit prospect instantly. A defensive SS with power would be welcomed with open arms. Obv we’re talking about very small samples, but it’ll be worth monitoring.

  105. Jerkface April 10th, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    He doesnt even need to hit for power. If he hits like Elvis Andrus he’d be worth millions.

  106. ron April 10th, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    Arod will be 38 in july,and coming off of a devestating injury.
    He will never be the same.
    Maybe ops’s at .800 once ever again.Power just about all gone.

    The yankees should have serious talks with him about retiring,and getting reimbursed by the insurance company.
    Don’t know the details about the insurance that the yankees took out on arod,but maybe they can buy him out,and recoup 50%.

    So let’s say we owe him 114 million,maybe we can pay him 100 million to get lost,then get 50 million back from the insurance company.
    The yankees can argue that because of his ip,they are not getting a return on their investment.
    I’m sure arods doctors will say that he can play,but i just don’t buy it.

  107. Benny Blanco April 10th, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    Stewart starts again???? Come on giradi!!!!!!!!

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