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Cano making statement for new deal

Posted by: Brian Heyman - Posted in Misc on Apr 27, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Robinson Cano has heated up in a hurry in this contract year.

After beginning 3 for 23 with no extra-base hits or RBI over the Yankees’ first six games, Cano has hit .385 over his last 16, going 26 for 68 with seven doubles, seven homers, 17 RBI and 14 runs scored. The second baseman is at .319 overall and has yet to make an error in 22 games.

He looks back at his World Baseball Classic run with the champion Dominican Republic as an important element in all this.

“I would say it helped a lot,” Cano said. “… You have to just go out there and play from the first inning to the last and play every game like it’s the last game.”

Cano has batted second 11 times and third 11 times. He doesn’t care where he hits, though.

“I don’t want to be the guy that will be a distraction,” Cano said. “I just go out there and just be happy to be in this lineup and wear this uniform.”

But will he be wearing this uniform after this season? I’ll guess yes. But how many years would you go on a new deal for Cano knowing he turns 31 in October and knowing what has happened with A-Rod’s too-long contract?

Also, here’s the link to my story on Ivan Nova and Francisco Cervelli getting hurt last night against the Blue Jays.

 
 

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174 Responses to “Cano making statement for new deal”

  1. Rich in NJ April 27th, 2013 at 9:01 am

    Repost:

    GW asks…
    Question:
    Suppose a politician opposed the SSA act of 1935, establishing Social Security. Does his principled opposition of the bill require him to vote against any subsequent budget (or other common order of business) that funds or otherwise enables the SSA? Now, this is a matter of principle, and opinions may vary on it. However, it seems to me that if you fought the good fight and lost, then it makes sense to leave it behind you.
    _

    Is this a comedy routine you are trying out?

    Are you seriously comparing legislation design to help poor old folks (or those at the edge) to super rich folks deciding how their own self-interest would be best served by how to allocate billions of dollars?

    “The Yanks opposed they luxury tax quite vigorously, but they got voted down. Are they now required to vote against any CBA that endorses the luxury tax, as a result of their initial opposition, or should they treat it as a fait d’accompli, and move on to dispose of new business?”

    Provide a link to what Hal opposed in the latest CBA.

    And it’s not the luxury tax. It’s the restrictions on IFA signings and the amateur draft that will really impact their ability to procure talent.

  2. Bo knows April 27th, 2013 at 9:03 am

    Repost

    A couple of points

    Man, is Nunie playing some nice D the last couple of days. Looked good on Melky. Is he getting fat again?

    Gardner is a strong little guy when he turns on a pitch.

  3. MTU April 27th, 2013 at 9:04 am

    I don’t think the Yankees are in the driver’s seat when it comes to Cano.

    They’ll have to pay him what the market will bear.

    There will plenty of suitors.

    What that means is they are likely to have to pay him more money and years than they’d like or let him walk.

  4. joeman April 27th, 2013 at 9:04 am

    4 or maybe 5 year contract no problem giving him the contract..more than that I don’t know….they will just need to get him some help in the lineup

  5. MTU April 27th, 2013 at 9:06 am

    Cano and Upton would have looked good together.

    ;)

  6. Yankee Trader April 27th, 2013 at 9:08 am

    Cano vs lefties .225 BA

    Look at his splits before making him a 10 year offer.

    http://espn.go.com/mlb/player/.....inson-cano

  7. Ghostwriter April 27th, 2013 at 9:08 am

    Ghostwriter April 27th, 2013 at 9:06 am

    Rich in NJ April 27th, 2013 at 9:00 am
    _

    Is this a comedy routine you are trying out?

    Are you seriously comparing legislation design to help poor old folks (or those at the edge) to super rich folks deciding how their own self-interest would be best served by how to allocate billions of dollars?

    ————-

    Are you really so dense that you can’t make this rather transparent analogy? Good grief.

    “And it’s not the luxury tax. It’s the restrictions on IFA signings and the amateur draft that will really impact their ability to procure talent.”

    Hey, how about that? You actually stumbled onto a good point here. A blind squirrel finds a nut! Good job.

  8. jmills April 27th, 2013 at 9:08 am

    So lucky to have had Jeter AND Cano. Like Molitor and Yount or Trammel and Whittaker ( sort of )

  9. Rich in NJ April 27th, 2013 at 9:08 am

    They are just going to have to pay Cano big, big bucks, and I think they will. It’s safer than investing in a pitcher, virtually any pitcher.

    They should have extended him again two years ago, or at least tried, but that’s water under the bridge. I would trade him; they won’t.

    The test will be their next big expenditure(s).

  10. Rich in NJ April 27th, 2013 at 9:10 am

    GW

    You’re analogy sucks.

    And you’re still unable to rebut anything.

    No one misstates more facts than you. It’s boring.q

  11. joeman April 27th, 2013 at 9:13 am

    gearing up for the SC playoffs…could be my B’s against the NYR right off the get…

  12. Yankee Trader April 27th, 2013 at 9:14 am

    He’s had trouble now vs lefties since last year. Is it a concern? Is it the shift that he’s seeing from the O’s and Rays, and likely more teams now?

  13. MTU April 27th, 2013 at 9:15 am

    Rich/GW-

    May I suggest pistols at dawn ?

    :)

  14. Ghostwriter April 27th, 2013 at 9:16 am

    Darn. And I had so been banking on a job on your imaginary staff…

  15. MTU April 27th, 2013 at 9:16 am

    It is time to walk the Mop.

    Back later.

  16. Rich in NJ April 27th, 2013 at 9:17 am

    MTU

    The guy has a Cashman/Hal obsession and gets all hot and bothered when people criticize them. And he doesn’t let it go, even after he is made to look foolish time after time.

  17. Ghostwriter April 27th, 2013 at 9:17 am

    MTU April 27th, 2013 at 9:15 am

    Rich/GW-

    May I suggest pistols at dawn ?

    :)
    ===

    :lol: I’m sure that won’t be necessary.

  18. Niblick April 27th, 2013 at 9:19 am

    GW and Rich: you’re both behaving like children. Us either of you over the age of 12? If so, you should be embarrased.

  19. MTU April 27th, 2013 at 9:19 am

    Rich-

    If the pistols at dwan approach won’t work then use your ignore button.

    As GW might consider doing.

    Catch you later.

    It takes fewer muscles to smile than to frown.

    :)

  20. Rich in NJ April 27th, 2013 at 9:19 am

    Dude, I get attacked, I respond.

  21. Yankee Trader April 27th, 2013 at 9:20 am

    MTU

    I think I should have stayed in bed!

  22. MTU April 27th, 2013 at 9:22 am

    YT-

    Sleeping in is a skill I lost a while back.

  23. Bo knows April 27th, 2013 at 9:23 am

    Man, I think the Cervello injury finally tipped this team over. I was pinning my hopes on Cano, Wells, Cervello and Gardner. The injury is a killer for the team.

  24. Yankee Trader April 27th, 2013 at 9:23 am

    The Yankees and Robinson Cano “would appear to very badly want to reach a deal,” CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reports. Despite this mutual interest between the two sides, there is apparently a large gap in salary demands — the Yankees were looking at David Wright’s eight-year/$138MM extension with the Mets as a comparable while Heyman thinks Cano’s agents at CAA may aim as high as Alex Rodriguez’s 10-year/$275MM deal. There is no earthly way the Yankees would hand Cano (or probably anyone) another A-Rod contract but I agree with Heyman’s citations of Joey Votto and Prince Fielder’s recent contracts as good comparables for a Cano extension. $200MM is the bare minimum for Cano’s next deal, whether it’s with the Yankees or another team.

    From MLBTR’s

  25. MTU April 27th, 2013 at 9:25 am

    Mr. Bo-

    Romine will save the day.

    :)

  26. Ghostwriter April 27th, 2013 at 9:27 am

    Rich in NJ April 27th, 2013 at 9:17 am

    MTU

    The guy has a Cashman/Hal obsession and gets all hot and bothered when people criticize them. And he doesn’t let it go, even after he is made to look foolish time after time.

    =======

    No, no no. Spare us the half-baked psycho-analytical bullspit. You should look to yourself and your own behavior before you start attacking others. You’re the one who seems absolutely obssessed with Cashman and the Yankee FO, and you’re the one that incessantly banging on that drum of yours–over and over and over, in all its tedious and repetitious monotony. I hardly ever even post here, for that matter–some obssession–I don’t even give it a second thought. And as for you making me look foolish, well, that’s also in your imagination.

    And for the record, I don’t misstate facts, but when I do make a mistake, I accept the correction(s), without bickering about it. You’re the one that always seems to insist on having the last word. Well, go ahead and have it. I’m out of here.

  27. Tar April 27th, 2013 at 9:31 am

    YT
    In terms of years what would you think is fair for Cano?

  28. Rich in NJ April 27th, 2013 at 9:35 am

    “No, no no. Spare us the half-baked psycho-analytical bullspit. ”

    Us? Get over yourself. No one cares.

    That’s right. I can criticize the FO all I want. If you don’t like, who cares?

    Just as you can ride his jock and no one cares.

    You really need to stop thinking your perceptions apply to anyone but you.

    This team has been run in a suboptimal way for years.

    Not one top of the rotation starter developed since Cashman got more power in 2006, nor one top position player in that time either.

    This from a GM who said in 2006 that he would never have to buy other team’s expensive FA pitchers again.

    He hasn’t traded for a top of the rotation starter in over a decade.

    I love the “you have the last word” canard when someone says it on the way out. Too funny.

    It’s nutshells what you are.

  29. Yankee Trader April 27th, 2013 at 9:35 am

    Are these valid concerns about Cano?
    Declining numbers vs lefties the last two years?
    Would he be worth a long deal if he was moving to SS when Jeter leaves?
    If the Steinbrenner’s do elect to stay within the 2014 LT threshold, are you concerned with the talent that will make up the rest of the 25 man roster?

    Thoughts?

  30. joeman April 27th, 2013 at 9:41 am

    support for Cano would be needed..Jeter, Arod really can’t be counted on Tex would have to turn it around…RF..not much there, CF or LF would need a replacement..C position would need help

  31. Bo knows April 27th, 2013 at 9:41 am

    Well, barring a miracle like wine at Cana, the chances are suboptimal on Romine. Between the lack of playing time, the bad back and the New York fishbowl, it’s a tough go. Toronto right now is a terrible team offensively – gifted the Yankees two runs, a mess of walks and it was a nail biter.

    There are five starters on this team playing below replacement

  32. Rich in NJ April 27th, 2013 at 9:43 am

    Pat M has always like Romine. Let’s hope he’s right.

  33. St. Pete Yankee April 27th, 2013 at 9:43 am

    What about giving Cano a very high annual salary, but for a term of 5 to 7 years? All this conversation about the total value of a contract is nonsense. What really counts is the annual value.

    If he’s still going well near the end of the contract, he’ll be able to get even bigger bucks for an extension.

  34. austinmac April 27th, 2013 at 9:44 am

    We have wanted to see what Romine can do, and now is his chance. He will catch okay, I think. The question is whether he will hit.

    Murphy was 3-4 last night for Trenton. Does he move up? I bet they will use re-treads instead.

  35. joeman April 27th, 2013 at 9:44 am

    Rich in NJ April 27th, 2013 at 9:43 am
    Pat M has always like Romine. Let’s hope he’s right
    ———————————-
    always like what I here from him

  36. Yankee Trader April 27th, 2013 at 9:45 am

    Tar

    I don’t think it’s wise to sign any of these stars to big contracts. If you could put in clauses in the contract, that would be enforceable , to negate it, then, maybe as a businessman it might make more sense.

    If he’s going to be surrounded in the lineup the next few years by Tex and ARod, if I’m the opposing manager, I’m pitching around him.

  37. 86w183 April 27th, 2013 at 9:46 am

    $200MM is the bare minimum for Cano’s next deal, whether it’s with the Yankees or another team.

    *************************************************************************

    If that’s the case I say good bye Robinson and thanx for the memories. $ 125 M for five years is as far as I could imagine going for a guy who turns 31 in October — and that’s trusting a Dominican birth certificate.

    Even a deal like that brings the 2014 payroll to $ 117 M for seven guys (counting Jeter for an extra $ 8 M on Jeter’s option.

  38. joeman April 27th, 2013 at 9:47 am

    hear..

  39. joeman April 27th, 2013 at 9:48 am

    still think Cano ends up with the LAD

  40. Rich in NJ April 27th, 2013 at 9:48 am

    “I don’t think it’s wise to sign any of these stars to big contracts. If you could put in clauses in the contract, that would be enforceable , to negate it, then, maybe as a businessman it might make more sense.”

    There’s multiple way to so that. The easiest way is what the NFL does, the money is only guaranteed up to the bonus.

    But it will never happen in MLB because owners are willing to spend.

  41. austinmac April 27th, 2013 at 9:49 am

    YT,

    Cano will not move to short. It is completely different. Side arm throws don’t work from there. Different pivot etc. it would, IMO, turn a great second baseman into a very questionable shortstop.

    That said, if Nunez doesn’t pan out, they have no real options. It would be nice if he could hit over .170.

    Another lefty today. More Francisco. Maybe someone will drop a throw, and he will get another hit.

    Is Eppley still on the 40 man? If so, why?

  42. Bo knows April 27th, 2013 at 9:51 am

    Pat M has always like Romine. Let’s hope he’s right.
    ———–
    Man, so do I. But the planets would have to align. And that’s not taking into account, the game calling.

    By the way nice on bullspit and nutshells. Definitely has possibilities. “Full of bullspit and nutshells”. Makes you go Hmm.

  43. blake April 27th, 2013 at 9:52 am

    If they are ok going over the luxury tax then pay the man

  44. austinmac April 27th, 2013 at 9:52 am

    Will we see Romine in a day game after a night game or will Stewart catch since he didn’t play all nine? I’m guessing Stewart to give Romine a chance to catch his breath but hoping for Romine.

  45. joeman April 27th, 2013 at 9:53 am

    fast foward..no Cano,Jeter can’t play SS full time,Arod is a DH nothing else,Tex plays like he’s playing,Grandy is gone,age gets the RF position and a $189 mil payroll

  46. blake April 27th, 2013 at 9:55 am

    If Josh Hamilton got 5/125 then Cano has to get that plus at least 2-3 more years

  47. Yankee Trader April 27th, 2013 at 9:56 am

    This could be your 2014 position starting team if Cano gets a high AAV deal and the LT threshold is not crossed. All the current FA’s could be gone. Gardner too, as he’s in last year eligibility

    OF of Wells, and Ichiro plus ? Mesa/Almonte
    IN of Tex, Cano, Jeter, and ?Nunez/Adams/Mustelier/ARod
    DH ARod/Jeter/Ichiro/Wells

  48. Bo knows April 27th, 2013 at 9:57 am

    Murphy has supposedly had a nice swing since the draft. Last year he was still auditioning for the catcher’s spot. Very little history there and the hitting could just as easily be a couple of weeks of good at bats. A lot of wishcasting with Murphy.

  49. Tar April 27th, 2013 at 9:58 am

    YT

    I think the Yankees give Cano 5 yrs in a heart beat.

    I think Cano’s camp is going to ask for 10. They may just get that from the Dodgers.

    Would you settle for 7 yrs maybe something like 175?

    I would.

  50. joeman April 27th, 2013 at 9:58 am

    Yankee Trader April 27th, 2013 at 9:56 am
    This could be your 2014 position starting team if Cano gets a high AAV deal and the LT threshold is not crossed. All the current FA’s could be gone. Gardner too, as he’s in last year eligibility

    OF of Wells, and Ichiro plus ? Mesa/Almonte
    IN of Tex, Cano, Jeter, and ?Nunez/Adams/Mustelier/ARod
    DH ARod/Jeter/Ichiro/Wells

    ————————–
    and the team without Cano

  51. longtimefan April 27th, 2013 at 10:02 am

    $125 mill for five years sounds right, and if he really wants to stay a yankee he will take it, if not hello LA

  52. austinmac April 27th, 2013 at 10:02 am

    Paying Cano doesn’t work under the cap. Pay him, blow off the cap, hope for some 23 year old international players and go from there.

    What is up with Heathcott? Is he swinging at everything? Struggling with more advanced breaking balls? I don’t get it as he hit fabulously in the AFL.

  53. Yankee Trader April 27th, 2013 at 10:02 am

    Austinmac

    I don’t endorse moving Cano to SS. Brought that up only because SS is a more premium position, worth more dollars?

  54. austinmac April 27th, 2013 at 10:05 am

    Cano will never take five years. Why would he when he can get at least seven elsewhere? So he can play for Hal? This is their job. They go where the money is.

    If he leaves, they will have no position capable of playing in the all star game. I hope everyone who criticized the team for wanting an all star at every position will be happy. I never understood the problem with good players across the board.

  55. austinmac April 27th, 2013 at 10:09 am

    Bo,

    What else do we have in the minors except wish casting? Murphy is the only prospect at AA or above that is hitting. Flores hasn’t hit for power as a corner OF must. Austin is at .260 with one homer. Heathcott has about one hit in two weeks. Almonte is under .250.

    This has not been the prospect start the Yankees so desperately need.

  56. Cashmoney April 27th, 2013 at 10:09 am

    NO TO CANO! but eh, then again, i am not paying him for 10 years! Yanks feasted on some bad pitching with their patchwork attack, credits needs to be given they actually did it last couple days.

    I checked, Francisco still on the roster… feel bad for Cerv. Catching position just go thinner, though bo, I doubt Franky will tip this creaky boat over. It’s been taking on water steadily.

  57. Yankee Trader April 27th, 2013 at 10:10 am

    Tar

    25M/yr. the question is how many years? 5 with 2-3 Yankee held option years?

    If he demands more then try and trade him ASAP and just write off this year. If he hits FA, he’s probably a Dodger, and the compensatory pick will be all the Yankees get.

    Even if Cano is given an extension next year is going to be a challenging year for the Yankees.

  58. austinmac April 27th, 2013 at 10:11 am

    The team is winning, but the last two games were given to them by the Jays with errors and ten walks last night to go with their six hits.

    Are they playing with 23 today with Youkilis and Nova out and not replaced?

  59. GregD April 27th, 2013 at 10:12 am

    I don’t think we can draw conclusions on our prospects based upon two weeks of playing

  60. Yankee Trader April 27th, 2013 at 10:14 am

    Have to go.

    With all the injuries, I hope the Yankees find a way to add Mustelier, Nuno, and Montgomery to the 40 man and give them significant playing time in the majors.

  61. hardwired7 April 27th, 2013 at 10:15 am

    per RAB, they’ve called up Nuno.

  62. joeman April 27th, 2013 at 10:16 am

    am I surprised this team got off to a winning start…Very….I posted 83 win season & still liking my prediction..
    I can see Cano asking for 7 year contract and help in the lineup…not getting either and moving on

  63. Yankee Trader April 27th, 2013 at 10:16 am

    I think they will be playing with 23. MRI results should be ready on Nunez.

  64. Yankee Trader April 27th, 2013 at 10:17 am

    Nova

  65. Yankee Trader April 27th, 2013 at 10:18 am

    Glad Nuno is getting a shot. Another crafty lefty who throws strikes, can’t hurt.

  66. jacksquat April 27th, 2013 at 10:20 am

    Probably around 8/200.

  67. Tar April 27th, 2013 at 10:21 am

    YT

    I like the idea of option years. Maybe they can be creative….first year player option, second year team option, etc.

    I just enjoy watching him play. The way he turns a DP is a thing of beauty that I never get tired of.
    He made a throw the other night as the cut- off man from CF running towards LF that hit Cervelli in the chest, I’m still shaking my head about that one. Pat M noticed it as well. He brings it from both sides.

  68. Bo knows April 27th, 2013 at 10:22 am

    Mac

    This has not been the prospect start the Yankees so desperately need.
    ———
    To be fair, it has been bitterly cold according to all reports, especially at Trenton. Cervelli came up in similar circumstances but he was a polished receiver and a good hitter in A ball.

    This is why I consider the Cervelli injury a backbreaker. It resonates all through the pitching staff, the Yankees strength. With him healthy and playing well it was one area that didn’t seem to need a mess of luck. Now there are too many areas of weakness and improbability.

  69. comnsnse April 27th, 2013 at 10:23 am

    Rich & Gw, interesting exchange about OPM.

    Rich, we all must ultimately understand that the “old days” with the mercurial George at the helm are past.

    The current Yankee hierarchy of the family Steinbrenner are not win at any cost folks but surely understand the value of their investment is based solely on the success on the field.

    They are guided in this philosophy by Messrs.Trost and Levine two bottom line money men in the Milton Friedman mold.

    However , perhaps both of you are not considering that even viewed as simply an entertainment venue this franchise must win on the field to retain it’s overall value which with YES and the stadium is probably north of 3-4 billion in value.

    The second consideration as I’ve noted in previous threads is the recent purchase of 49% of the YES network by News Corp with the option to own all or a majority interest shortly.

    As we all know the Dodger deal and subsequent spending spree was in large part motivated by the financial windfall of the Time/Warner media money.

    Therefore is it not a reasonable assumption that this will also happen with the Yankees?

    After all no one is rushing home to see Michael Kay or John Sterling , nor will those paying customers sit still for mediocrity for long.

    This is not the NHL, MSG their franchises where mediocrity is acceptable for decades!

  70. yankee21 April 27th, 2013 at 10:23 am

    If the 189 goal is serious NY cannot re-sign Cano to a moon deal and expect this team to win championships. That is a pipe dream. Even the Yankees brain trust has to notice by now that their payroll is dead with Arod practically irrelevant, TEX either injured and mediocre against RHP and their SP largely riding on the backs of Andy and Kuroda who simply cannot defy age related decline forever.

    It may work for a while like it has so far this year, but the model is not sustainable and I’m sorry most fans are not going to be willing to continue to shell out a few hundred books to take their family to see Chris Stewart, Ben Francisco and Jayson Nix running around the field. People pay to see young prospects, established and in their prime stars along with role players. They will not be patient or pay to see a bunch of old veterans, and guys starting who should be either in AAA or 9th inning defensive replacements.

    The way Cano is playing he has all the leverage for a moon deal. If Hal is serious about 189, the Yankees cannot give him one. If you are thinking about a trade pretty much forget it, not the Yankee way, not Cashman’s strength and not many teams will be willing to fork over a big time package for a guy who may help them win a championship but will bolt at season end and not return a draft choice. The only other option will be to let Cano walk for a draft choice. The ultimate bad planning result.

    Your choice Hal. 189 or not?

  71. jacksquat April 27th, 2013 at 10:27 am

    Cano OPS LHP/RHP

    2005: .662/.823
    2006: .700/.959
    2007: .864/.831
    2008: .793/.683
    2009: .876/.868
    2010: .857/.944
    2011: .879/.844
    2012: .646/1.108

    I wouldn’t say there is cause for alarm yet. 4/8 years he actually had a higher ops vs lhp than rhp and 2009-2011 he OPS’d mid-high .800′s vs lhp. 2012 is a big split but it’s only one year.

  72. Bo knows April 27th, 2013 at 10:29 am

    A crafty lefty that tops out at 85 is not my idea of a secure pitching spot. He might go a few games until the book is out on him and then it’s “Hail Mary”.

    I don’t see the big cryout for Musty. He looked okay in ST but so have many players before him. He plays a number of positions below average and is mostly bat. Now I’m sure he’s an upgrade on Big Ben at the plate but it’s a long way from extended spring training to the Majors.

  73. blake April 27th, 2013 at 10:36 am

    Cano’s splits vs LHP last year were unusual for him…..I think how he does this year is important because if he continues to struggle against them then you take notice…..the thing is though that he just murders RHP enough to make up for it to some degree

  74. ac1 April 27th, 2013 at 10:37 am

    Nuno! I don’t know that I like him wasting away in the pen as I believe like Phelps, he can be a good cheap starter in 2014, but I do like when our prospects get a chance.

    Any news on how bad it is for Nova?

  75. Bo knows April 27th, 2013 at 10:38 am

    The 189 dream and the thousands of pages of verbiage was a non option from the beginning. The numbers don’t work. Just 3B is costing something like 40 mil and isn’t functioning, a broken and breaking down platoon that is at presently Nix. And Nix sums it up exactly.

  76. ac1 April 27th, 2013 at 10:39 am

    I don’t see the big cryout for Musty. He looked okay in ST but so have many players before him. He plays a number of positions below average and is mostly bat. Now I’m sure he’s an upgrade on Big Ben at the plate but it’s a long way from extended spring training to the Majors.
    ___

    Have you not been around here the last month? We have all cried out for him, but Yankees claim he is ‘injured’, so we are looking for Adams now. But they will continue to wait for Youkilis and not put him on the DL, and now because of the Nuno move, there is no way to get Adams on the 40 unless they DFA Francisco (which we know isnt happening until Grandy returns).

  77. Nick in SF April 27th, 2013 at 10:40 am

    “Your choice Hal. 189 or not?”

    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/y.....33974.html

  78. Ace April 27th, 2013 at 10:41 am

    who cares how many years and how much $? The Yankees are worth 3 billion dollars. 3. They can deal with dead $$

  79. joeman April 27th, 2013 at 10:43 am

    Ace April 27th, 2013 at 10:41 am
    who cares how many years and how much $? The Yankees are worth 3 billion dollars. 3. They can deal with dead $$

    ———————————-
    and the cost would be picked up by the fans so really who cares…

  80. ac1 April 27th, 2013 at 10:43 am

    who cares how many years and how much $? The Yankees are worth 3 billion dollars. 3. They can deal with dead $$
    ___

    I dont think they can afford to let Cano leave anymore. It’s clear their big money players will all be injury risks the remainder of their contracts (Talking to you Tex and you Alex).

  81. yankee21 April 27th, 2013 at 10:45 am

    Nick, reference the link, I’ll believe it when I see it. To this point, their lack of contractual additions beyond this year point to 189 as the chief objective, not 28.

    Maybe Hal is getting an earful in the boardroom and will cave?

  82. ac1 April 27th, 2013 at 10:47 am

    I hope Nuno shadows Andy Pettitte and learns as much as he can while he is here….
    I still believe they need to release Francisco (or at least DFA him to get him off the 40), and get Adams up.

    Trying to think how the 40 man would work.
    1. No 40 move for Romine (already there)
    2. Adams (DFA Francisco)
    3. Grandy (would replace Boesch but Boesch wont be released so they can 60 day Cervelli)
    4. Tex – release Overbay (no 40 move necessary)
    5. After that, getting Nova, Cervelli, Jeter, Pineda and Alex back on the 40 will be quite complicated…. Say bye to Mesa, Marshall, etc….

  83. Bo knows April 27th, 2013 at 10:48 am

    Adams has had 70 at bats at AAA. He is a converted 2B late last season. Both he and Mustelier are not the hands of salvation riding to the beleaguered rescue. That is frantic scrabbling with very little basis to sustain it.

    There is no secret conspiracy that is claiming that Mustelier is ‘injured’. Give your head a shake.

  84. ac1 April 27th, 2013 at 10:48 am

    sorry not Nova since he will just be DL’d for now unless he ends up needing TJS.

  85. joeman April 27th, 2013 at 10:48 am

    ac1 April 27th, 2013 at 10:43 am

    ___

    I dont think they can afford to let Cano leave anymore. It’s clear their big money players will all be injury risks the remainder of their contracts (Talking to you Tex and you Alex).

    ————————————–
    Arod has been on the slide for years now injury or no injury..Tex was starting his slide…is it possible either can come out of it ..Arod no and Tex maybe

  86. ac1 April 27th, 2013 at 10:49 am

    Adams has had 70 at bats at AAA. He is a converted 2B late last season. Both he and Mustelier are not the hands of salvation riding to the beleaguered rescue. That is frantic scrabbling with very little basis to sustain it.

    There is no secret conspiracy that is claiming that Mustelier is ‘injured’. Give your head a shake
    ___

    Adams is NOT a savior but he certainly can hit and he plays 3rd base AND he is a righty. He solves 2 problems. Gets you head out of your A$s Bo. -

  87. joeman April 27th, 2013 at 10:51 am

    Pat M and myself have thought for a while they are setting this team up for a sale….

  88. Nick in SF April 27th, 2013 at 10:51 am

    The link was provided for informational purposes only.

  89. yankeefeminista April 27th, 2013 at 10:52 am

    When are we supposed to get an update on Nova?

    I don’t know if they even move Murphy to AAA yet; he is looking good but still working on his D. His hitting, however, is advanced, and he has been having great AB’s at AA. Two doubles at last night’s game, one oppo. But there may be something to be said for keeping JR where he is comfortable right now. He only had 43 G at AA in 2012.

    As for Heathcott, he was hitting fine until the neck stiffened up, and he missed a week. He did hit a shot to CF warning track last night that Wilkerson caught. Plus, it has been plenty cold at Trenton. Difficult when you are used to the Tampa weather. I am surprised that they even let JRam pitch last night considering they wanted to keep him out of the cold.

  90. joeman April 27th, 2013 at 10:53 am

    really not convinced that Jeter or Arod make it back this year

  91. Bo knows April 27th, 2013 at 10:53 am

    Adams is NOT a savior but he certainly can hit and he plays 3rd base AND he is a righty. He solves 2 problems. Gets you head out of your A$s Bo. -
    ——————
    You know you can back off any time now.

    I really don’t want to devote some care and attention to you. You won’t like it.

  92. Bo knows April 27th, 2013 at 10:55 am

    yankeefeminista

    Any thoughts on the team play would be much appreciated.

  93. MTU April 27th, 2013 at 10:55 am

    Why take another potentially viable young SP (nuno) and relegate him to infrequent use or mopup duty.

    He is not a lefty sepcialist either. That’s a waste of potentially useful arm.

    My choice. CMW. Let him take Phelps role, and keep Warren in the role he was assigned.

    Or if that does not suit use one of the less important AAA relievers in the mopup job.

    I wouldn’t bring MM up to sit on the BP bench either. He needs to pitch.

  94. MTU April 27th, 2013 at 10:59 am

    Bo-

    IMO you are under rating both Adams and Mustelier. Ronnier did everything but part the Red Sea in ST. You can say it won’t translate but he has an excellent MiLB track record as well.

    He made 1 error in ST. I don’t think his D is as suspect as you might think.

    No one is expecting them to be complete saviors just viable replacements.

    Which I beleive they are. They have both earned the opportunity.

    Let’s SEE what they’ve got. They can always be sent down if they stumble.

    That’s my take.

  95. J. Alfred Prufrock April 27th, 2013 at 11:01 am

    Adams is NOT a savior but he certainly can hit and he plays 3rd base AND he is a righty. He solves 2 problems. Gets you head out of your A$s Bo. -
    ///

    You know, I can’t recall a single commenter on here suggesting that Adams is “a saviour.”

    What I have seen is people opining that the Yankees could certainly use a 25 year old 3B who takes professional ABs, hits LHP (and RHP, as a matter of fact) and can give you, at the very least, a yeoman’s day’s work in the field.

    Yeah, pretty sure not a one among this group ever said, nor even implied, that Adams was a “saviour.”

    Not a one.

  96. yankeefeminista April 27th, 2013 at 11:05 am

    Bo, elaborate, please.

  97. J. Alfred Prufrock April 27th, 2013 at 11:08 am

    I don’t know if they even move Murphy to AAA yet; he is looking good but still working on his D. His hitting, however, is advanced, and he has been having great AB’s at AA. Two doubles at last night’s game, one oppo. But there may be something to be said for keeping JR where he is comfortable right now. He only had 43 G at AA in 2012.
    ///

    Barnes was really, really good last night in the early going, too. Murphy went down swinging in that first AB (so did Heathcott and so did Flores) but he fought off that nice inside pitch and went to right-center next time which was an impressive AB.

    Barnes gave up some hits but his fastball is awfully good, sorry to say. I think the Red Sox have themselves a keeper.

    Barnes and Jo-Ram (who just got here, lol) were both worth last night’s admission, and then some. Can’t wait for Jo-Ram to have a warm day and a true start.

    And I’m going to have be a closet Barnes “fan” from here on in :D .

  98. Bo knows April 27th, 2013 at 11:11 am

    Mike

    Adams was still being rested occasionally last year because of his ankle. He has had very few reps relatively speaking at 3B. Mustelier might be an option but he needs a month or so to get from where he is to where he would have to be.

    Last year when the need came up for 3B the Yankees switched Adams to 3B rather than playing Musty there.

    Nix at this time is playing exceptional D and batting a quarter. I’d almost hazard a guess that his good D and middling O trumps Youk with bad D and the injury risk.

    Basing optimistic expectations on a handul of at bats and ST, seems suspect to me. If it was halfway through the season with good results then I might be on board.

  99. yankeefeminista April 27th, 2013 at 11:13 am

    Pruf, he has some trouble locating, but Barnes fastball is pretty special. JRam said the cold was a factor last night, and although he looked very good, his command was a little off. I am hoping he starts the game on Wed. so that he gets in while the weather is a little warmer vs. entering at the top of the 6th inning. If he pitches at home on Wed., I will go to Trenton instead of Lakewood that day. De Paula won’t pitch Wed anyway. If they keep the rotation at five, I am thinking he won’t pitch until Friday.

  100. Bo knows April 27th, 2013 at 11:14 am

    Bo, elaborate, please.
    ——
    Basically, your impressions of the big three – quality of the at bats, their developmental levels and so on.

  101. MTU April 27th, 2013 at 11:16 am

    OK Bo.

    I guess we will have to agree to disagree on this one.

    :)

  102. J. Alfred Prufrock April 27th, 2013 at 11:19 am

    I’ve watched Adams play 3B a fair amount at this point, & I really have no reservations that he can handle it.

    He’s not Nettles, but he’s solid, makes the routine plays. He’d be fine, and we could use the help vs. LHP.

  103. yankeefeminista April 27th, 2013 at 11:19 am

    Adams got a DH day once a week last season. He was pretty durable, and he has proved to be so this year. I saw him play 3B in a couple of games in Trenton, and he certainly looked adequate or better, making some nice plays to the line, not sure if he can go to his left too well, but I haven’t seen him at 3B over more than a very small sample. His bat is very good, goes with the pitch oppo and gap hitter. Again, he doesn’t have the power they likely want at 3B. So, Adams isn’t hairy enough for their liking perhaps.

  104. Bo knows April 27th, 2013 at 11:21 am

    Yeah, pretty sure not a one among this group ever said, nor even implied, that Adams was a “saviour.”

    Not a one.
    ——
    Well as the spokesman for the group, if you say so, that settles it. Nice touch on the Canadian spelling of “saviour” in case I missed the point.

  105. Captain Clutch April 27th, 2013 at 11:21 am

    Hopefully Youk can play today otherwise he is going on the DL also. It’s really ridiculous if they don’t give Adams a chance. He can’t be worse than Overbay against lefties or Franscico DHing. It doesn’t hurt to try at this point.

  106. J. Alfred Prufrock April 27th, 2013 at 11:23 am

    YF, I think Barnes got tired, and we don’t exactly have an easy lineup to get through.

    Know what else caught my eye? Roller’s oppo power. He was even way off balance on that swing. Medchill had no answer to Barnes and was sucking CBs. Nice to have two lefty power bats though that aren’t Cody Johnson types :D

  107. Captain Clutch April 27th, 2013 at 11:24 am

    If Youk is healthy their best lineup right now is probably Youk at 1st base and Nix at 3rd base. I have seen enough of Overbay playing everyday. They can throw him in there against some righties but he doesn’t have to play everyday.

  108. Bad Scooter April 27th, 2013 at 11:24 am

    So wait. Before the season we were screwed with Cervelli and Stewart at catcher. We were stupid not to resign Martin or go after AJ. Catcher was a huge part of why the Yankees would struggle this year, blah, blah, blah. And now Cervelli is out for a month and a half and this is the one injury that is going to sink our ship? Something doesn’t computer here. You can’t make this stuff up.

  109. J. Alfred Prufrock April 27th, 2013 at 11:29 am

    Well as the spokesman for the group, if you say so, that settles it. Nice touch on the Canadian spelling of “saviour” in case I missed the point.
    ///

    Just checking your tendency to try to dumb down rational points. As for my spelling, that would be a pretty far out indirection to have you not miss the point. I wasn’t thinking about where you come from, I was addressing your less than convincing argument..

  110. yankeefeminista April 27th, 2013 at 11:29 am

    Pruf, Barnes has only pitched 14 innings including last night’s game above A ball. He was pretty impressive. The fastball was at 93 early, and you are right our lineup is tough. I’d like to see him pitch again, once he has become better acclimated to AA. That kid projects to be a very good one. You can see why people are so high on him.

  111. austinmac April 27th, 2013 at 11:30 am

    Nick,

    Passan’s article is written in BBQ sauce.

  112. Nick in SF April 27th, 2013 at 11:32 am

    I put on a bib before I got halfway through.

  113. J. Alfred Prufrock April 27th, 2013 at 11:32 am

    Speaking strictly for myself, I always would have preferred Cervelli to Martin, and even made an “at least he has a short stroke” observation once or twice, here. Of course, I’d rather have had Montero than either of them.

    Re Cervelli, the broken hand thing sucks. He’s had a rough time, with the concussion, being part of the Nomad Railriders, etc. He’ll be back, though.

    Hoping we get some good news on Vato MRI. Been a rough time for him, too. Fortunately, we have a lot of pitching depth.

  114. yankeefeminista April 27th, 2013 at 11:32 am

    Pruf, Roller has looked good, but I haven’t paid as much attention to him as 1-3. As GB used to say, if Cody could just cut down on those K’s… He should can hit the ball a long way when/if he makes contact. ;)

  115. yankeefeminista April 27th, 2013 at 11:33 am

    I think that most people did not want Martin back. I never regretted letting him go. Not once.

  116. jmills April 27th, 2013 at 11:33 am

    Who cares if the Jays win, I’ve got Maria Callas on, and beyond having to go to a work function tonight and move my kid out of U tomorrow, things are pretty good. :)

  117. ac1 April 27th, 2013 at 11:35 am

    I like nuno but again sitting in the pen cannot help his development. We are jobaing phelps, warren and now nuno…..

  118. Bo knows April 27th, 2013 at 11:36 am

    Just checking your tendency to try to dumb down rational points. As for my spelling, that would be a pretty far out indirection to have you not miss the point. I wasn’t thinking about where you come from, I was addressing your less than convincing argument..
    —-
    Yep, back to Senor Pompous and grandiose declamations from the Mount.

    ‘Read on my words, ye mighty, and despair!’

  119. yankeefeminista April 27th, 2013 at 11:37 am

    I haven’t seen Musty enough to comment beyond that his bat had looked good. Never saw him live and seemed to always miss any defensive plays he made/didn’t make in ST because I was often working when he was playing. But I know that we weren’t in love with Musty’s D. And it sounded like no matter how well he did, the Yanks were going to go with the wily vets. I would not have minded seeing him or Adams get a shot at 3B; that being said, I never expected it to happen. We don’t roll that way.

  120. J. Alfred Prufrock April 27th, 2013 at 11:38 am

    As GB used to say, if Cody could just cut down on those K’s… He should can hit the ball a long way when/if he makes contact. ;)
    ///

    Yep he did say that, and I’ve been saying that for too many years now it seems about Mesa :( Of course, Johnson being a lefty is a big tease, but nobody ever mistook him for Prince Fielder.

  121. MTU April 27th, 2013 at 11:40 am

    If Phelps makes with the NYY’s it will a testament to his talent and fortitude.

    Not to their good judgement.

    His closest resemblance FWIS was to a “Duncan” yo-yo.

    The Yankees must see him as a last-resort, fringy kind of prospect. A Noesi type guy.

    Someone you use like a disposable napkin.

    They are the experts. But I have to say, even in a humble way, that I disagree.

    I’m sorry about Nova but I’m glad he’s getting a chance.

    Also, really sorry about Cervelli. Nothing but hard luck for that kid.

    Again, another Yankee rookie only finds his way on because of a major injury.

    Do the Yankees have a glidepath to the ML leagues for their rookies, or is that just wishful thinking ?

    You’d think w. the spectre of 189 they would.

    ;)

  122. jmills April 27th, 2013 at 11:44 am

    Alfred, you been working magic against my team ?; did you steal some Jose hairs and make a doll up or something ! ? :D

  123. J. Alfred Prufrock April 27th, 2013 at 11:44 am

    Yep, back to Senor Pompous and grandiose declamations from the Mount.

    ///

    Hey man, maybe you should re-read your own snark and see how it sounds, eh? (now, that ‘eh’ was intentional.

    Any way, no one I know of here who discussed Adams ever went overboard on what his influence on the club could be, so you went far afield about something that didn’t actually happen.

  124. yankeefeminista April 27th, 2013 at 11:44 am

    MTU, the true test will be what they do with the next more elite wave? Will those players when they are ready still mire in AAA because the Yankees hesitate based on inexperience or will those players be integrated?

    Pruf, exactly. Lefty factor.

    Mo about to pitch on YES replay of last night’s game.

  125. yankeefeminista April 27th, 2013 at 11:46 am

    jmills, is your daughter coming home tomorrow? How nice for you.

  126. J. Alfred Prufrock April 27th, 2013 at 11:46 am

    Mr. Mills :D

    Nah, I can’t take the credit. I was watching the AA Yanks last night. The good news is, Jose Ramirez as arrived in Trenton. The not-so-good news is, the Red Sox look to have a really good young arm in Matt Barnes, who I finally got to see pitch after hearing about him.

    Good news your girl is coming home, though :)

  127. yankeefeminista April 27th, 2013 at 11:47 am

    Love this shot of Mo advising the opposing team’s players. #OnlyMo

  128. jmills April 27th, 2013 at 11:47 am

    9 and 15 and loving it :) Go Leafs Go!

  129. J. Alfred Prufrock April 27th, 2013 at 11:47 am

    *has

  130. yankeefeminista April 27th, 2013 at 11:48 am

    Brett Lawrie goes oppo. His AB’s that I have seen have been really good.

  131. jmills April 27th, 2013 at 11:50 am

    Thanks for asking about my #1 person people!

  132. J. Alfred Prufrock April 27th, 2013 at 11:51 am

    yankeefeminista April 27th, 2013 at 11:29 am

    Pruf, Barnes has only pitched 14 innings including last night’s game above A ball. He was pretty impressive. The fastball was at 93 early, and you are right our lineup is tough.
    ///

    His ball really moves. He’s goooood. Too bad :D

  133. Tar April 27th, 2013 at 11:51 am

    I.still haven’t seen the play that Cervelli got hurt on. Was it his fault?

    Just hearing about what happened I’m inclined to say yes.

    A lot of people on here did express concerns about Cervelli and his hyperness behind the plate. He had such a great start offensively , but I have noticed some troubling things with him behind the plate recently. Unfortunately it came around to bite him.

    No matter what tough break for the kid. I wish him a speedy recovery.

  134. Captain Clutch April 27th, 2013 at 11:51 am

    I like nuno but again sitting in the pen cannot help his development.
    —————-

    Or his command. Watch he will pitch once every 10 days and then Girardi will wonder why he doesn’t have good command. It was like when they used Melancon once a month and Girardi was puzzled why he didn’t look good.

  135. MTU April 27th, 2013 at 11:52 am

    YF-

    Don’t you find it self-defeating as well as contradictory that the Yankees don’t define a clear path to the ML’s for their rookies ?

    After all they were the ones who came up with 189, and desire to save money going forward.

    Why is it so difficult for a talented rookie, whoever that might be, to displace an aging veteran or a retread who has no long term future with the club ?

    I was hoping that expediency would be replaced with the desire to build another dynasty.

    That dynasty was built from within as well as from without.

  136. J. Alfred Prufrock April 27th, 2013 at 11:52 am

    Lawrie looks so weird and off balance at the plate and kinda drifty yet somehow his bat manages to get good wood on the baseball. Weird but good hitter.

  137. yankeefeminista April 27th, 2013 at 11:53 am

    Speaking of the NHL playoffs, I wish the matchups were already established. It is going to be hell trying to balance NHL playoff games with both JRam and De Paula now in town. Ugh. I particularly dislike the way Hughes, De Paula and Betances may all be lined up for the same pitch day next Friday. Please hockey gods, no Penguins hockey on that day.

  138. yankeefeminista April 27th, 2013 at 11:54 am

    Tar, I haven’t seen the play either. Will attempt to watch on the archives, but at least I tuned in in time to see His Mo-ness finish the game off. And props on D to both Nunie and Robi.

    Speaking of the NHL playoffs, I wish the matchups were already established. It is going to be hell trying to balance NHL playoff games with both JRam and De Paula now in town. Ugh. I particularly dislike the way Hughes, De Paula and Betances may all be lined up for the same pitch day next Friday. Please hockey gods, no Penguins hockey on that day.

  139. MTU April 27th, 2013 at 11:56 am

    YF-

    Yes. We will see how this next group is handled, and if lessons have been learned.

    I still see what I think are mistakes being made even now.

  140. J. Alfred Prufrock April 27th, 2013 at 11:56 am

    jmills April 27th, 2013 at 11:47 am

    9 and 15 and loving it :) Go Leafs Go!
    ///

    Well, it’s still April, my friend. I wouldn’t worry about your lineup, but your pitching seems like it may remain a problem, especially the tender arm of Josh Johnson.

  141. yankeefeminista April 27th, 2013 at 11:57 am

    Sorry, repeat NHL post. My internet is in and out. And didn’t think that posted the first time.

    MTU, I have been all over their lack of integrating youth/trading young players who could have been mainstays. That said, I think in this case it is a combo of resistance to change/preferring vets, BUT also not rating Musty/Adams that highly. Consider that they DFa’s Adams. But if OF’s are ready next year, and they don’t integrate them; they are blocked by Wells that would really p*ss me off.

  142. yankeefeminista April 27th, 2013 at 11:58 am

    DFA’d

    MTU, glad to hear that the pup is on the mend!

  143. yankeefeminista April 27th, 2013 at 11:59 am

    MTU, yes well, they like their vets, they do. But at some point they will sink or swim with the young ‘uns. Gratefully, they will have no choice to integrate them. If they go for lesser FA’s and dumpsters instead, then I would question their desire to win.

  144. yankeefeminista April 27th, 2013 at 11:59 am

    no choice *but to integrate

  145. J. Alfred Prufrock April 27th, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    It was like when they used Melancon once a month and Girardi was puzzled why he didn’t look good.
    ///

    17 days elapsed between appearances. They could have just sent him back down.

  146. J. Alfred Prufrock April 27th, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    Melancon is the original Milk Carton Man.

  147. jmills April 27th, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    YF, don’t worry about the repeat post, I can be sillier than that :D

    Looks like the Leafs and Johnny Bower are going to contest les Habs.

  148. yankeefeminista April 27th, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    And MTU, it is so great to have Ramirez in Trenton. Last night was like Christmas in April because it was a total surprise. We heard on the way to the game that JRam had been activated and would be piggybacking Turley. I pray our pitchers stay healthy.

  149. MTU April 27th, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    YF-

    Do you agree with their ratings ? Just curious.

    I happen to think Ronnier and Adams both are useful players and can make a significant contribution given a fair chance.

    What about the way Phelps has been used. Agree with that ?

  150. MaineYankee April 27th, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    yankeefeminista

    When is Crosby supposed to return?

    Did you see that UMO fired Whitehead?

  151. MG April 27th, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    Tar April 27th, 2013 at 11:51 am
    I.still haven’t seen the play that Cervelli got hurt on. Was it his fault?

    Just hearing about what happened I’m inclined to say yes.
    ———————-
    he had his right hand where it shouldn’t have been, unprotected.

    It’s understandable if there was someone on base but Davis was the 1st batter in the game.

    Girardi said after the game that those things happen, usually they result in something minor like a bone bruise.

    None of us has even the slightest of clues as to what a catcher goes through during a season, it’s almost a miracle any of them can hit given the way they get beaten up.

  152. MTU April 27th, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    YF-

    Thank you for the kind words on the pup.

    You and I are both pitching-oriented.

    I also hope that guys like J-Ram, Pineda, Campos, and DePaula can get/stay healthy.

    Young arms are one of the most fragile yet valuable commodities in all of baseball.

    I would love to know more about the MiLB conditioning/nutrition, etc. programs.

    Hopefully Mr. Patterson will oversee a healthier crop.

  153. J. Alfred Prufrock April 27th, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    Looks like the Leafs and Johnny Bower are going to contest les Habs.
    ///

    jmills, that’s quite the matchup. Strong feelings will be stirred with that one. Good thing you don’t have to contend with La Fleur or La Fusee ;)

    I wanted no part of your Leafs as a 1st-round opponent, especially with Sid, Neal, Malkin just returning and your team’s pesky speed. In fact, I wish the season lasted another week or so to get my boys their legs.

  154. jmills April 27th, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    Alfred was at that game vs the Royals when Thurman hit that massive home run after hobbling homerless for so long.

  155. jmills April 27th, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    Alfred, I could really use, Borje.

  156. J. Alfred Prufrock April 27th, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    I also hope that guys like J-Ram, Pineda, Campos, and DePaula can get/stay healthy.
    ///

    Amen.

    I have the same hope for Betances, the rehabbing Banuelos, and Mr. Bryan Mitchell.

  157. MTU April 27th, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    I know he is young but I was kind of disappointed to hear about Mason’s DUI incident.

    He’s not the 1st, and unfortunately won’t be the last.

    Joba, Pineda, and now Mason.

    Heathcott is not going to be able to stay healthy. I’d look to trade him while he still has value.

  158. J. Alfred Prufrock April 27th, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    jmills April 27th, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    Alfred, I could really use, Borje.
    ///

    Indeed. Throw Horton in there, too.

    I could really use Thurman :D

  159. njsketch April 27th, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    i think adding phelps to the rotation actually helps this team win – with our offense limited we need quality starts, not flashes of brilliance mixed in with regular implosions.

    it hurts having cervelli out for 4-6 weeks, but he wasn’t supposed to be a main cog in the wheel. we need cano, wells, hafner, youk to be healthy and contributing with garnder and ichiro as supplements. then add grandy and tex at some point in may.

    a right handed contact/power bat should be a focus for the trade market come july.

  160. comnsnse April 27th, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    Bo Knows, no Bo does not know in the literal sense.

    Bo has opinions many very good ,but desist with the self proclaimed mantle of baseball expertise and dismissive implications. It’s all about opinions derived from beliefs right?

    While Prufrock needs no defense from moi, he too and others have good and sometimes debatable opinions.

    I do enjoy the combative nature of your opinions.

    Have a good day while we’re over .500 it may not last much longer unless we get fabulous pitching!

  161. J. Alfred Prufrock April 27th, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    jmills, I don’t really understand the origin and emotion of your Thurman jones, but I love it! :D

  162. yankeefeminista April 27th, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    MTU, Adams in my book should get a shot. I have seen him a lot and he is a very good situational hitter with excellent splits that should translate to mlb. His fielding has been fine in the few games I saw him play in. They may want more pop at 3B and not like his D or/and want to have him get more reps at 3B. They probably want Nix in there because he is more of a faux SUI, whereas Adams can’t fill in at SS. Musty, I really have not seen a lot of but think his bat would play. I know nothing about his D. I think Phelps should be starting, but they prioritize power arms, and always have. (See IPK.) I understand why, but I think Phelps should be a starter somewhere. They probably like having him in reserve, and expect him to fill in as a SP when injuries occur.

    And MTU, it is so great to have Ramirez in Trenton. Last night was like Christmas in April because it was a total surprise. We heard on the way to the game that JRam had been activated and would be piggybacking Turley. I pray our pitchers stay healthy.

  163. MTU April 27th, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    JAP-

    Absolutely. The more the better. Especially high-end ones.

    We have lost so many in the past to injury.

    I hope the Ynakees are doing everything in their power to help mitigate injures.

    But I wonder about it ?

    Got to run.

    Mrs. MTU is hungry and wants to get some breakfast.

    Never keep a hungry person waiting.

    Catch you later.

    :)

  164. jmills April 27th, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    Alfred, I was thinking Horton too – u have to take my word on it :D

  165. yankeefeminista April 27th, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    MTU, you can call me a little eccentric ;) but my life often revolves around the Yankees and their minor league pitching rotations, and sometimes even those of our AL East rivals.

    And I too hope all the uber-arms (and not so uber ones, and the legs, and ankles, and wrists of our players) stay healthy.

  166. J. Alfred Prufrock April 27th, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    MTU April 27th, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    JAP-

    Absolutely. The more the better. Especially high-end ones.
    ///

    MTU, haven’t seen him yet, but Bryan Mitchell’s fastball reportedly is in the 94-98 range :D He’s at Tampa.

  167. MTU April 27th, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    Thanks for the response YF.

    Hungry lady waiting.

    Catch you later.

  168. yankeefeminista April 27th, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    MTU, I like these secret shoulder exercises that the Rays are using. I would so love to be a fly on the wall to see what our pitching regimen is. Surprisingly Gil was not in Trenton to watch JRam last night. Have a good breakfast. I need to turn my thoughts in that direction as well. Cap’n Crunch for C?

  169. J. Alfred Prufrock April 27th, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    jmills April 27th, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    Alfred, I was thinking Horton too – u have to take my word on it :D
    ///

    Hey if you had them on the ice together, you’re not getting over the blue line :D

  170. J. Alfred Prufrock April 27th, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    Cap’n Crunch for C?
    ///

    Hemp seeds and coconut would be better. Hemp has no phytic acid, either :D

  171. J. Alfred Prufrock April 27th, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    MTU April 27th, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    Thanks for the response YF.

    Hungry lady waiting.

    Catch you later.
    ///

    Hungry and luck lady. I know burritos await her.

  172. yankeefeminista April 27th, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    Pruf, Neal and Martin to play tonight.

    Maine, oops, missed your post. Sid got clearance to practice on Friday, but no definite date on return. Could be game 1 or later. He shouldn’t come back until he is ready. NHL playoffs are a grind.

    No, I did not see that about Whitehead. What was the reason given? Did you try the Quercetin for lyme?

  173. yankeefeminista April 27th, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    Burritos sound good. Anything at all sounds good about now. Enjoy your breakfast, MTU.

  174. yankeefeminista April 27th, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    Reinforcements this way :arrow:


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