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Yankees postgame: More injuries

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

The Yankees certainly aren’t having any luck in the injury department. They keep dropping. Add Ivan Nova and Francisco Cervelli to the list.

Nova left with pain around the right elbow area. Joe Girardi was still waiting for the MRI results after the game. He was under the impression the problem was in the triceps connecting to the elbow. Nova complained of a little stiffness after the second inning, but he wanted to try to go in the third. After he hit the first batter and gave up a single to the second, he was done.

“We went out there and asked him; he said he wasn’t OK,” Girardi said.

Cervelli only lasted five pitches. Leadoff batter Rajai Davis fouled a ball off the back of Cervelli’s right hand. Surgery is set for Saturday. The catcher will be out at least six weeks.

“It’s disappointing, and I know it’s real disappointing to him because of all he’s been through to get to this point,” Girardi said.

Girardi said he’ll play the catching situation by ear with Chris Stewart and Austin Romine, coming up now from Triple-A. Romine was batting .333 with a homer and four RBI in 14 games with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Stewart said the 24-year-old righty hitter has “got a lot of talent. It’s just a matter of getting experience up here.”

Phelps would seem to be the logical choice to replace Nova, but Girardi said he wanted to wait a few days before announcing anything. Phelps had a 6.23 ERA in five outings before the game. He said he had struggled with the mentality of coming out of the bullpen, that he has been a starter basically his whole career. He said he has been better in these longer outings.

And he was good in this one, four innings, one run, two hits, nine Ks. The strikeout total was not only a career high. It was the most by a Yankees reliever since Jay Howell fanned nine over 4 2/3 in 1983. Phelps is the first Yankees pitcher to strike out at least nine in four innings or less in the Live Ball Era.

Despite all the injuries, the Yankees keep winning. They’re 13-9 overall, and 12-5 since April 7.

At the postgame press conference, Girardi expressed his happiness over what this team has achieved to date.

“Injuries are part of the game,” Girardi said. “It’s part of life. I’m sure everyone in here can attest that life doesn’t go exactly the way we want it to sometimes. But when you’re able to accomplish things and go out and continue to win games, it’s very satisfying. I’m proud of what these guys have done so far. We’ll keep fighting and we’ll keep finding ways.”

Toronto, meanwhile, has found ways to go 9-15, probably the biggest disappointment in baseball so far after all its acquisitions.

“I’d say that we’re just not playing good enough to win right now,” manager John Gibbons said.

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144 Responses to “Yankees postgame: More injuries”

  1. yankfan1 April 27th, 2013 at 12:21 am

    Have to let Phelps start over Nova at this point injured or not. And I’m hoping Romine can produce a bit when he comes up. Sad to see Cervelli get hurt, has been such a nice spark to this team so far

  2. luis April 27th, 2013 at 12:23 am

    luis April 27th, 2013 at 12:22 am
    Good evening guys again,

    So I missed some good baseball?

    Nick,

    The bet is that after two weeks of playing time, Romine becomes the number one catcher, Is that right?

    The wager is one box of chocolats… In my case I will be sending you your choice of ” Toronto” my favorite or a box of “carre” they are both from savoy and they are extremely good… Unless, you want something else…

    If you lose, I want some Ghirardeli ( not sure if I spelled it right ), sounds good?

  3. Nick in SF April 27th, 2013 at 12:31 am

    luis,

    That sounds good. Presumably they will activate Romine tomorrow, so let’s give it until two weeks from tomorrow and then see who gets the most starts after that. Do you want to say for the next month beyond the two-week period, or some other time period?

    The Toronto or Carre, need to do more research to choose. I’m happy to send you Ghiradelli if you’d like, or Scharffenberger, another great local chocolate, or some combination. Your choice.

  4. jmv April 27th, 2013 at 12:34 am

    I could keep those torontos and carres, as a neutral party, you know…

    Disclaimer: There are a lot of thieves at my neighborhood

  5. luis April 27th, 2013 at 12:35 am

    Pat M,

    Couldn’t miss a post you made about Jesus… Do you honestly think that Seattle wants him to be a power first hitter?… Because I think that is dumb… They should want him to be a selective hitter first, the power comes as a result of a good hitting approach.

  6. Nick in SF April 27th, 2013 at 12:37 am

    Go August Romaine!!!!

  7. luis April 27th, 2013 at 12:38 am

    Nick,

    A month after the first two weeks sounds good… I didn’t know about the other brand, so if it can be a mix, I will appreciate it.

    jmv,

    Neutral party? I don’t think you can be trusted ;)

  8. luis April 27th, 2013 at 12:39 am

    FTR: this is a bet i am looking forward to lose

  9. fantasygame101 April 27th, 2013 at 12:39 am

    I hope romine take advantage of his opportunities

  10. Nick in SF April 27th, 2013 at 12:42 am

    This is a bet I’m looking forward to winning, but if I lose I hope it’s because Stewart is playing well and not because Romine is playing badly and/or Girardi just trusts the Stew more. Should be an interesting six weeks, and perhaps Cervelli will be on the mend by the time they’re over.

  11. jmv April 27th, 2013 at 12:44 am

    “Neutral party? I don’t think you can be trusted”

    You got me, luis. I was on my way to bed and suddendly those chocolates appeared… LOL

    Nick, you can’t go wrong with either one. Just pick one and enjoy

    If you ask me, au contraire of Yankees way, I think Romine will get the job at the end. If his back stays healthy

  12. Pat M. April 27th, 2013 at 12:45 am

    Nick in SF…..Why do I hear the theme song from the movie ” The Sting ” ????

  13. Nick in SF April 27th, 2013 at 12:51 am

    You probably hear it because I’m about to get stung by the LA Fakers…. I have them in a teaser at +16.5 and that’s deep in the red. :mad:

  14. G. Love April 27th, 2013 at 12:52 am

    The way our players are dropping lettuce pray for Austin.

    See what I did there?

  15. luis April 27th, 2013 at 12:53 am

    Nick in SF April 27th, 2013 at 12:42 am
    This is a bet I’m looking forward to winning, but if I lose I hope it’s because Stewart is playing well and not because Romine is playing badly and/or Girardi just trusts the Stew more. Should be an interesting six weeks, and perhaps Cervelli will be on the mend by the time they’re over.

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

    I wanted that they give the job to Romine since the winter, of course, I saw Cervelli play down here and he wasn’t playing very well… He has surprised me and i am very sad that he got injured…. I’ll say this: the only way I can win the bet is that Romine doesn’t get the chance to play… If it is because he is not playing well, I don’t win anything… Ok?

    I’ll tell you why… I believe that Romine is a better player than Stewie… In fact, I believe that he is better than Cervelli… So the only way that he doesn’t earn the main job is that he doesn’t get enough playing time

  16. njsketch April 27th, 2013 at 12:55 am

    Safe to say that if nova stays in the game we actually lose?

  17. luis April 27th, 2013 at 12:56 am

    Pat M,

    LOL! I like this bet… I want to be wrong, so there is nothing that would give me more pleasure than losing this bet… If I am right, I will have one more reason to hate Mr G

  18. Nick in SF April 27th, 2013 at 12:58 am

    luis, I appreciate it, but Romine losing time because he’s not playing well is too subjective, that makes for a messy wager. Let’s just base it purely on which player gets the most starts. If you want to include a provision to nullify the wager if Romine’s back fails him, then I’ll accept that. And of course the same would go if Stewie gets injured too.

  19. Pat M. April 27th, 2013 at 12:59 am

    Austin will be the everyday receiver before Mother’s Day

  20. jmv April 27th, 2013 at 1:01 am

    I put a chip on Romine. Joe has always liked his D. And if he can beat Stewart’s bat, he’ll get the job

  21. luis April 27th, 2013 at 1:02 am

    That’s fair Nick… if either player gets injured the bet is null and void…

  22. jmv April 27th, 2013 at 1:03 am

    “Luis says: April 27, 2013 at 1:02 am That’s fair Nick… if either player gets injured the bet is null and void…”

    And I get the chocolates

  23. luis April 27th, 2013 at 1:03 am

    Pat M. April 27th, 2013 at 12:59 am
    Austin will be the everyday receiver before Mother’s Day

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

    I hope so

  24. luis April 27th, 2013 at 1:04 am

    jmv April 27th, 2013 at 1:03 am
    “Luis says: April 27, 2013 at 1:02 am That’s fair Nick… if either player gets injured the bet is null and void…”

    And I get the chocolates

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

    Don’t get ahead of yourself ;) But i can send you a couple of Torontos for being funny

  25. luis April 27th, 2013 at 1:05 am

    How did Joba Pitched tonight?

  26. jmv April 27th, 2013 at 1:07 am

    It’s so sad I already brushed my teeth….

    I’ll go farther… At equal offensive performance, Romine gets the job

  27. Nick in SF April 27th, 2013 at 1:09 am

    I hope he earns the job by Mothers Day too, but we can’t settle the bet until after Mothers Day ‘cos I don’t want to give the chocolates to my mother.

  28. Tar April 27th, 2013 at 1:10 am

    “The way our players are dropping lettuce pray for Austin.

    See what I did there?”

    Not really, It’s all ” french” to me.

  29. Nick in SF April 27th, 2013 at 1:13 am

    I see what you did there, G. Love, but I’ve been too distracted by the Warriors-Nuggets game to figure out a way to work in an iceberg reference.

  30. jmv April 27th, 2013 at 1:14 am

    “I don’t want to give the chocolates to my mother”

    I’m not the only one getting aged of myself….

    I missed Joba too. All I know is 3 up, 3 down. No K. All strikes but one pitch

  31. jmv April 27th, 2013 at 1:15 am

    “Ahead” of myself, I mean

  32. luis April 27th, 2013 at 1:23 am

    Thanks jmv…. Sounds like he is pitching well

  33. luis April 27th, 2013 at 1:24 am

    Anyway good night all

  34. jmv April 27th, 2013 at 1:27 am

    Yep. We need Jobs to stabilize the bullpen.

    I’m out too. Nite all!

  35. Doreen April 27th, 2013 at 6:35 am

    Good morning all.

    Outside of the injuries to Cervelli and Nova, you have to be happy with that win last night.

    The only fly in the ointment for me was that with 10 walks, there could have been a lot more runs on the board. It’s not a complaint, just an observation. Walks should hurt the other team. Apparently only one of the walks came around to score.

  36. Rich in NJ April 27th, 2013 at 7:03 am

    GM

    I feel really bad for Cervelli, especially because he has seized this opportunity. It seems like Nova hasn’t been right for a while. Obviously, I hope the injury is not serious.

    Phelps will pitch well if he is the 5th starter, assuming that is the way they go.

    This likely means Stew is going to catch too much. We can only hope that Romine can negate that possibility very quickly.

  37. Madrugador April 27th, 2013 at 7:06 am

    6 of 13 wins against last place teams.
    It is hard to get a measure of this team.

  38. Niki April 27th, 2013 at 7:24 am

    I feel very bad for Cervelli. He was playing so well and has worked very hard. He’s a good kid…hope he has a quick recovery.

  39. randy l. April 27th, 2013 at 7:32 am

    ” Leadoff batter Rajai Davis fouled a ball off the back of Cervelli’s right hand.”

    “Catchers also must protect their throwing hand. If no one was on base, Ausmus says, he kept his right hand by his hip to protect it from a foul ball. But if there was someone on base who could possibly steal?

    “Then I bring my hand and lay it relaxed on the groin area of my right leg, and it just hangs there against my inner thigh, so it can block the ball in the dirt or to be ready to throw a base-stealer out,” he says. “It’s a precarious position. In 18 years in the major leagues, I may have gotten hit there 10 times. But I’ve also found that if you keep your hand relaxed, there’s usually no damage.”
    brad ausmus
    http://www.wbur.org/npr/150059.....-tells-all

  40. jmills April 27th, 2013 at 7:39 am

    Hi Randy, Bob Boone certainly lasted a long time; seems to me there’s injuries now, left, right and, centre. Just give me Garth Iorg, and let’s get on with it. Who’s pitching for the Jays today? :)

  41. randy l. April 27th, 2013 at 7:43 am

    billy martin once brought up a catcher straight from double A

    his name was jim sundberg
    http://www.baseball-reference......ji01.shtml

    i’d bring up JR murphy

  42. MTU April 27th, 2013 at 7:45 am

    Good Morning.

    Well that settles it.

    With the blizzard of injuries this season I conclude someone has put a “hex” on our Team.

    Therefore I am going in to RJPM mode (reverse jinx prevent mode).

    I’ll simply apply a “reverse jinx” to offset the original “hex” and things will then right themselves.

    I’ll use a generic, non-targeted jinx since I do not know who the offender(s) were. That should work.

    I’d donate a good milk cow to help with all these brittle bones but I don’t own one.

    Not to mention that the shipping from Utah would be prohibitive.

    Anyway, I just wanted everyone to know I’m doing my part to help our Team.

    :)

  43. randy l. April 27th, 2013 at 7:50 am

    mtu-
    how’s your pup doing? getting better each day?

  44. jmills April 27th, 2013 at 7:51 am

    Randy, Jim Sundberg hit a wind assisted double off winged Stieb in the seventh game of the AL championship. I’m still smarting.

  45. RadioKev April 27th, 2013 at 7:52 am

    “You can never have too much pitching.”

    Greetings from Disney World :)

  46. jmills April 27th, 2013 at 7:53 am

    Yeah, MTU, I know your pup hurts, how goes it? Best to stick to plants like, me.

  47. Rich in NJ April 27th, 2013 at 7:53 am

    Just keep bringing up young players. Hal may not want to face reality, but pretending to win the WS every single year is a fool’s errand. It was one thing when Jeter et al were in their prime, but those days are gone. At least if you rely on the farm system, you are increasing the chances that tomorrow will be better than today. And if you do it right, maybe in a year or three, you can again be a great team.

  48. MTU April 27th, 2013 at 7:53 am

    I’ve wanted the Yankees to give Phelps the chance to start regularly for quite some time but not this way.

    One man’s misfortune is another man’s golden opportunity.

    The Chinese have an old proverb that goes something like, “it’s better to be a Man WATCHING your neighbor fall off a wall than to actually BE the Man.”

    ;)

  49. jmills April 27th, 2013 at 7:54 am

    Hi Radio, sorry you’re in Disney World, that must be hard :D

  50. Doreen April 27th, 2013 at 7:55 am

    Madrugador -

    Supposed to feast off the bottom, right? So that’s a good thing. If they hold their own against the better teams and continue to win against the lesser teams, that usually means good things.

  51. Doreen April 27th, 2013 at 7:56 am

    Radio Kev -

    Hey! We’re going to Disney Word today!!

  52. Doreen April 27th, 2013 at 7:56 am

    World. Not Word. :rolleyes:

  53. jmills April 27th, 2013 at 7:56 am

    MTU, don’t you mean, ” than be the neighbour ” ?

  54. jmills April 27th, 2013 at 7:57 am

    Doreen, its ok, I’m a grammatical mess.

  55. MTU April 27th, 2013 at 7:59 am

    Randy/Mills-

    Thanks for asking.

    He is improving a little each day. Poor little guy had/has open sores on the bottom of his feet, and in one of the more sensitive parts of the anatomy ( Ouch).

    We have him on antibiotics and he gets TLC with room temp water baths several times a day.

    It’s just gonna take some time.

    Looks kinda funny with this huge plastic collar around his neck. He keeps crashing into things in a kind of comical way.

    It’s to prevent him from licking the affected areas.

    We’re making progress.

  56. MTU April 27th, 2013 at 8:01 am

    Mills-

    Yeah. The neighbor. Absolutely.

    By the way, plants can get sick too.

    ;)

  57. Doreen April 27th, 2013 at 8:02 am

    Rich in NJ -

    How does relying on the farm system increase the chances that tomorrow will be better than today? Necessarily?

    Pretending to win the WS? I’m not sure what you mean by this? Do you mean having the goal of winning the WS is foolish? How so? What’s foolish is pretending that a good season means nothing unless you win the WS.

    And are you saying that if they brought up a bunch of minor leaguers you’d be happy with a losing season, simply because you are watching homegrowns lose and not FAs?

  58. jmills April 27th, 2013 at 8:03 am

    MTU, I helped a friend’s infected foot cat by putting his paw in a mildly warm salt bath. Do you have any epson salts ?

  59. RadioKev April 27th, 2013 at 8:04 am

    Ah, excellent Doreen. Beautiful weather.. The garden show is on at Epcot! Great time of the year to be here.

    So Romine gets his shot? Too bad it comes at Cervelli’s pain, that’s a shame.

  60. MTU April 27th, 2013 at 8:04 am

    The worst frickin’ thing that has happened lately is our BBQ is completely out of commision for the moment as a fitting pulled loose form the natural gas line.

    Now that really sucks (no pun).

    It’s gonna take a while to get that fixed. It’s a special fitting.

    Luckily we have a George Foreman backup. But its really a poor substitute.

    :(

  61. MTU April 27th, 2013 at 8:06 am

    GF-

    With regard to all the injuries : Lettuce pray.

    Nice one last night.

    ;)

  62. jmills April 27th, 2013 at 8:06 am

    MTU, ” neighbor ” is spelled, ” neighbour ” ’round these parts :) – not that the kids can tell anymore!

  63. MTU April 27th, 2013 at 8:07 am

    Mills-

    Thanks for the suggestion. Vet said to just use cool tap water for now.

    Out here there are plenty of salts in it anyway.

    ;)

  64. jmills April 27th, 2013 at 8:09 am

    ” George Foreman backup ” – that’s hilarious!

  65. MTU April 27th, 2013 at 8:09 am

    Mills-

    “Neighbour”

    That’s the Brittish way. We all know they don’t know how to speak English.

    ;)

  66. joeman April 27th, 2013 at 8:10 am

    would like to see the NYY make a push for
    Chase Headley at 28 years old he would be a nice addto play 3rd full time … and then when the sitff comes back he could move over to 1st base until Tex shows, then the stiff can move to DH & if Jeter or Arod show the stiff can be a pinch hitter…not bad moves for a $12 mil player

  67. jmills April 27th, 2013 at 8:11 am

    MTU, Utah is stunning, me and Jim Morrison hope to drive out there someday!

  68. MTU April 27th, 2013 at 8:11 am

    Mills-

    Out West you cannot be grill-less for very long.

    It’s an extreme form of torture.

    ;)

  69. MTU April 27th, 2013 at 8:12 am

    It is considered cruel and unusal punishment.

  70. joeman April 27th, 2013 at 8:12 am

    you peeps call Youkilis by his shorten name that was hung on him by RS fans…I will call him the stiff

  71. jmills April 27th, 2013 at 8:13 am

    Joe,….I can’t keep up to you :)

  72. joeman April 27th, 2013 at 8:14 am

    jmills April 27th, 2013 at 8:13 am
    Joe,….I can’t keep up to you

    —————————————–
    I doubt that…

  73. Ghostwriter April 27th, 2013 at 8:14 am

    joeman April 27th, 2013 at 8:10 am

    would like to see the NYY make a push for
    Chase Headley at 28 years old he would be a nice addto play 3rd full time … and then when the sitff comes back he could move over to 1st base until Tex shows, then the stiff can move to DH & if Jeter or Arod show the stiff can be a pinch hitter…not bad moves for a $12 mil player
    ==============

    The “stiff” as you call him has been busting his butt for this team. He’s not a Red Sox anymorel, no matter how you feel about it.

  74. MTU April 27th, 2013 at 8:14 am

    Mills-

    It’s been keep secret for a while.

    Know mostly to reclusive Movie stars, Mormons, and assorted ski bums.

    But the word is getting out.

    Investigations as to how and why are under way.

    ;)

  75. jmills April 27th, 2013 at 8:16 am

    ” Cruel and unusual punishment ” – I like it better than that Dostoevsky thing

  76. joeman April 27th, 2013 at 8:16 am

    Ghostwriter April 27th, 2013 at 8:14 am
    joeman April 27th, 2013 at 8:10 am

    would like to see the NYY make a push for
    Chase Headley at 28 years old he would be a nice addto play 3rd full time … and then when the sitff comes back he could move over to 1st base until Tex shows, then the stiff can move to DH & if Jeter or Arod show the stiff can be a pinch hitter…not bad moves for a $12 mil player
    ==============

    The “stiff” as you call him has been busting his butt for this team. He’s not a Red Sox anymorel, no matter how you feel about it.

    ————————————–
    OK if you say so……watch him hit the DL a couple of times this year & let me know how you feel about him at the end of year

  77. MTU April 27th, 2013 at 8:17 am

    When someone tells you to go “pound sand” they might be talking about sending you to southern Utah.

    We have a lot of it.

    Enough to supply many of the world’s best beaches for generations.

    :)

  78. Ghostwriter April 27th, 2013 at 8:17 am

    He might not be a Yankee any more by the end of the year, and I won’t care about him. See how easy that works?

  79. jmills April 27th, 2013 at 8:18 am

    Joe, keep it coming, one must gather all the good words possible :D – thanks

  80. joeman April 27th, 2013 at 8:18 am

    Ghostwriter April 27th, 2013 at 8:17 am
    He might not be a Yankee any more by the end of the year, and I won’t care about him. See how easy that works?
    ——————————————–
    and all for $12 mil….$$$$$$ well spent

  81. MTU April 27th, 2013 at 8:20 am

    At any rate, being of a scientific mind, I calculate that at the rate the Yankee players are dropping we should be out of replacements before the ASB.

    If not sooner. Someone send for help.

    :(

  82. Rich in NJ April 27th, 2013 at 8:21 am

    I can love Youk (I’m creeping myself out), but his pre-existing injuries made $12m too much.

  83. jmills April 27th, 2013 at 8:22 am

    MTU, now and again I buy sand to mix it with certain plantings; now that I know you come from the land of excess, u can bring some over by four Bobby Orr.

  84. Ghostwriter April 27th, 2013 at 8:22 am

    joeman April 27th, 2013 at 8:18 am

    Ghostwriter April 27th, 2013 at 8:17 am
    He might not be a Yankee any more by the end of the year, and I won’t care about him. See how easy that works?
    ——————————————–
    and all for $12 mil….$$$$$$ well spent
    ===========

    In the first place, it’s not your money. In the second place, in the short time he’s been here, he’s outperformed what Tex has given us over the last couple years at twice the price.

  85. joeman April 27th, 2013 at 8:23 am

    Rich in NJ April 27th, 2013 at 8:21 am
    I can love Youk (I’m creeping myself out), but his pre-existing injuries made $12m too much.

    ——————————————————
    Bingo!!!!!!…..and the NYY front office don’t see that…

  86. 86w183 April 27th, 2013 at 8:24 am

    Yanks should immediately place Nova on the DL, call up Montgomery for bullpen depth and put Youkilis on the DL and call up David Adams.

    Only problem is neither is on the 40-man roster. Move # 1 is to put Jeter on the 60-day which is a no-brainer. My second move would be to release Cody Eppley.

    Thoughts?

  87. Rich in NJ April 27th, 2013 at 8:24 am

    Doreen

    There is nothing responsible they can do about today at this point except to send Francisco packing.

    Yes, the goal of winning the WS every single year is foolish because in order to win the most WS you have to take a step back when so many key players are aging/declining, and that’s where they are now.

    See, if they had starting integrating mL gradually, like AJack in 2010, we would likely not be in this position.

    So it should never be all in or all out.

    But right now we are a Wells regression to the mean away from real trouble.

  88. joeman April 27th, 2013 at 8:24 am

    Ghostwriter April 27th, 2013 at 8:22 am
    joeman April 27th, 2013 at 8:18 am

    Ghostwriter April 27th, 2013 at 8:17 am
    He might not be a Yankee any more by the end of the year, and I won’t care about him. See how easy that works?
    ——————————————–
    and all for $12 mil….$$$$$$ well spent
    ===========

    In the first place, it’s not your money. In the second place, in the short time he’s been here, he’s outperformed what Tex has given us over the last couple years at twice the price.

    ————————————–
    he has missed almost half the games played

  89. MaineYankee April 27th, 2013 at 8:26 am

    MTU

    Know mostly to reclusive Movie stars, Mormons, and assorted ski bums

    ———————————————————————————

    Which one are you?

  90. Ghostwriter April 27th, 2013 at 8:26 am

    MTU April 27th, 2013 at 8:20 am

    At any rate, being of a scientific mind, I calculate that at the rate the Yankee players are dropping we should be out of replacements before the ASB.

    If not sooner. Someone send for help.

    :(
    =======

    Turn that frown upside down! They’re in great shape, all things considered. Several games above .500 and a couple games out of first would be pretty good, even if they didn’t have all those injuries. It’s pretty amazing how resilient they’ve been.

    Moreover, now that Nova has gone down, the Yanks have some intriguing options on whom to try in his place.

  91. joeman April 27th, 2013 at 8:27 am

    for those who go to games and spend $$$$…. it’s all our money

  92. Ghostwriter April 27th, 2013 at 8:28 am

    he has missed almost half the games played

    ——-

    He’s still ahead of Tex, who I wish missed almost half the games played…. well, at least the ones against righties.

  93. Rich in NJ April 27th, 2013 at 8:29 am

    I would call up Adams immediately.

    Phelps in the rotation.

    Montgomery in the pen.

    Romine behind the plate.

    Instant youth and keep hoping that Wells and Hafner can compensate for what they’ve lost.

    But I would hope that one of the mL OF can force his way on to the roster this season.

  94. MTU April 27th, 2013 at 8:30 am

    86-

    I’m w the the let’s make Francisco go to SF like Randy Winn crowd.

    That would be one opening. Jeter on the 60 works. As does Eppley.

    If Phelps stays in the Ro they will need a mopup man. That should not be Montgomery.

    They can bring up CMW to take Phelps role. Keep Warren as the mop up Man.

    Like the Adams move but as soon as Ronnier is healthy it should be him.

    That’s my take.

  95. joeman April 27th, 2013 at 8:31 am

    Ghostwriter April 27th, 2013 at 8:28 am
    he has missed almost half the games played

    ——-

    He’s still ahead of Tex, who I wish missed almost half the games played…. well, at least the ones against righties.

    —————————-
    lets just put it this way…142 games the last 3 years the guy isn’t reliable

  96. blake April 27th, 2013 at 8:31 am

    Doreen have a great time at Disney….we are heading out today. Weather has been great the last few days…..I recommended eating at Ohana at the Polynesian if you haven’t before

  97. Ghostwriter April 27th, 2013 at 8:31 am

    So it should never be all in or all out.

    ====

    A ringing endorsement of mediocrity!

    “But right now we are a Wells regression to the mean away from real trouble.”

    Don’t worry, Rich. I’m sure he’ll slump sooner or later, and then you can tell us how dumb Cashman is.

  98. jmills April 27th, 2013 at 8:32 am

    ” I feel like I’m winning when I’m losing again ” – “Sundown “, Gordon Lightfoot.

    I remember when Bill ( Mad Dog ) Madlock slidding into second and Tony Fernandez fell and broke his elbow with a week to go in, ’87. I didn’t feel like I was winning, and, I was losing again!

  99. MTU April 27th, 2013 at 8:32 am

    86-

    And as soon as Hal sells the Yankees need to get younger.

    ;)

  100. jmills April 27th, 2013 at 8:34 am

    ” Slid “, not, ” slidding ” – Who’s counting, Keith Moon?

  101. Doreen April 27th, 2013 at 8:35 am

    Rich -

    I do agree that integrating promising players one or two at a time can be a good thing.

    The Yankees are different from every other team out there, though, because of that ’96 to ’01 period where they were incredibly dominant, and then the subsequent years, to 2007, where it was not a stretch for them to say WS or bust.

    It is very very difficult to take a step back and say, okay, our focus is not going to be on achieving the WS for a couple of years. I seriously don’t think they can do that anymore and not hurt the bottom line.

    Francisco will not be there long term. He may not even make it to the middle of May. He’s a non-issue for me.

    And I sure hope that whatever guys they eventually call up do well, as I always do, and I hope they make a case for sticking around.

  102. Rich in NJ April 27th, 2013 at 8:35 am

    “A ringing endorsement of mediocrity!

    “But right now we are a Wells regression to the mean away from real trouble.”

    Don’t worry, Rich. I’m sure he’ll slump sooner or later, and then you can tell us how dumb Cashman is.”

    Next time you can factually rebut something, let me know.

  103. MTU April 27th, 2013 at 8:36 am

    Maine-

    I’m the one they have have been looking high and low for ( like the Sundance kid).

    I have been spilling the beans. Especially thru my photography.

    P.S. Fortunately for me I know the terrain and I have company.

    :)

  104. jmills April 27th, 2013 at 8:36 am

    In fact, I think its, ” sliding “, not, ” slidding “, which is a sport played in slush.

  105. Rich in NJ April 27th, 2013 at 8:36 am

    Doreen

    They are driving down the middle of the highway. It’s time to pick a lane.

  106. joeman April 27th, 2013 at 8:37 am

    Michael Shrieve

  107. Doreen April 27th, 2013 at 8:38 am

    Also, I don’t think Wells is playing above his head. He seems steady, and his at bats are good. I’d be less inclined to think that way if he was tearing it up, oddly. But he just seems steady.

  108. MTU April 27th, 2013 at 8:38 am

    Mills-

    “If wasn’t for bad luck they’d have no luck at all.”

    :)

  109. Yankee Trader April 27th, 2013 at 8:39 am

    Good morning

    Who do you cut when you bring up Adams/Mustelier / Nuno. None of them are on the 40 man roster?

  110. Ghostwriter April 27th, 2013 at 8:39 am

    joeman April 27th, 2013 at 8:31 am

    Ghostwriter April 27th, 2013 at 8:28 am
    he has missed almost half the games played

    ——-

    He’s still ahead of Tex, who I wish missed almost half the games played…. well, at least the ones against righties.

    —————————-
    lets just put it this way…142 games the last 3 years the guy isn’t reliable

    ===
    If he hadn’t been hurt over the last couple years, he probably wouldn’t have been available. And he certainly wouldn’t have been available at the price that Cashman paid. You can’t always be chasing after a guy that just had his best year, perpetually paying for last year’s performance instead of the year for which he is being signed. Could Cashman have had him for less? Yeah, probably. However, there weren’t many third basemen on the market last year, ARod was hurt, and Youk was likely the best available option. And so far, it has paid off. At least, he’s looking to help the Yanks win, when he is in the game.

  111. joeman April 27th, 2013 at 8:39 am

    John Bonham Moby Dick

  112. Doreen April 27th, 2013 at 8:40 am

    Rich in NJ -

    I thought one of the advantages of being the Yankees was you didn’t have to pick a lane. ;)

  113. MTU April 27th, 2013 at 8:40 am

    YT-

    You’re behind the curve this AM.

    Look at some of the posts above. Numerous suggestions for clearing 40 Man spots were put forth.

    ;)

  114. Ghostwriter April 27th, 2013 at 8:41 am

    Rich in NJ April 27th, 2013 at 8:35 am

    “A ringing endorsement of mediocrity!

    “But right now we are a Wells regression to the mean away from real trouble.”

    Don’t worry, Rich. I’m sure he’ll slump sooner or later, and then you can tell us how dumb Cashman is.”

    Next time you can factually rebut something, let me know.

    —-

    :roll:

  115. joeman April 27th, 2013 at 8:41 am

    Ghostwriter April 27th, 2013 at 8:39 am
    joeman April 27th, 2013 at 8:31 am

    Ghostwriter April 27th, 2013 at 8:28 am
    he has missed almost half the games played

    ——-

    He’s still ahead of Tex, who I wish missed almost half the games played…. well, at least the ones against righties.

    —————————-
    lets just put it this way…142 games the last 3 years the guy isn’t reliable

    ===
    If he hadn’t been hurt over the last couple years, he probably wouldn’t have been available. And he certainly wouldn’t have been available at the price that Cashman paid. You can’t always be chasing after a guy that just had his best year, perpetually paying for last year’s performance instead of the year for which he is being signed. Could Cashman have had him for less? Yeah, probably. However, there weren’t many third basemen on the market last year, ARod was hurt, and Youk was likely the best available option. And so far, it has paid off. At least, he’s looking to help the Yanks win, when he is in the game.

    ————————————————
    rather have used the kids they have in the minors

  116. jmills April 27th, 2013 at 8:41 am

    MTU, I don’t like snakes, if you have lots of ‘em ( sometimes I dream I’m in a nightime cactus garden only to have them all change to cobras ),…I can’t drive out to see you, sorry.

  117. 86w183 April 27th, 2013 at 8:41 am

    Hal ain’t selling….

    I don’t like a 12-man pitching staff. I think Warren is wasted in that # 12 slot. They would be fine with 11 as long as the starters are healthy.

    They really need to find a RH bat to upgrade over Francisco. Three singles in 27 AB ?? That’s simply putrid.

  118. Rich in NJ April 27th, 2013 at 8:42 am

    Typical, GW.

    Say hello to Brian the Great for me.

  119. Yankee Trader April 27th, 2013 at 8:43 am

    Montgomery isn’t on the 40 man roster either

    http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com.....p?c_id=nyy

    Decisions, Decisions.

  120. Rich in NJ April 27th, 2013 at 8:43 am

    Doreen

    It was under the old system. Hal ratified the new CBA that negates the advantages this franchise once enjoyed.

  121. Ghostwriter April 27th, 2013 at 8:43 am

    Doreen April 27th, 2013 at 8:38 am

    Also, I don’t think Wells is playing above his head. He seems steady, and his at bats are good. I’d be less inclined to think that way if he was tearing it up, oddly. But he just seems steady.
    ====

    I don’t think it’s a fluke either. I think that he was hurt the last couple years. Now, he’s healthy, and he’s simplified his approach. I saw him in the game in Washington, and he was really turning on some balls. I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised to see him play to his 2010 slash line.

  122. jmills April 27th, 2013 at 8:45 am

    Joe, John Bonham carried a good deal of weight. Comparing best drummers is apples and oranges, Pete. From Billy Cobham to Bill Bruford, one just never knows.

  123. Ghostwriter April 27th, 2013 at 8:45 am

    I guess the junior GM doesn’t like me, and won’t be considering me for a job on his imaginary staff. Color me blue. :(

  124. MTU April 27th, 2013 at 8:46 am

    Mills-

    I can’t help you then because we have plenty of them. Fewer of the 2-legged variety though.

    Which IMO is a good thing.

    Do not go to Texas. I will not go into Freud’s theories on the meaning of snakes in dreams.

    This is, after all, a PG board.

    ;)

  125. MTU April 27th, 2013 at 8:48 am

    86-

    That’s too bad because he lacks passion for baseball IMO.

    I think he’s prefers hotel chains.

    :)

  126. Rich in NJ April 27th, 2013 at 8:48 am

    GW

    Better to be a junior GM than a robot.

  127. Yankee Trader April 27th, 2013 at 8:51 am

    MTU

    Thanks for the update on maneuvering the current 40 man roster. I’m a little slow this morning.
    Vidal Nuno has been terrific. Wang needs to regain some velocity.

  128. hardwired7 April 27th, 2013 at 8:52 am

    “John Bonham played the drums like someone who didn’t know what was going to happen next—like he was teetering on the edge of a cliff. No one has come close to that since, and I don’t think anybody ever will. I think he will forever be the greatest drummer of all time.”

    Dave Grohl

  129. Ghostwriter April 27th, 2013 at 8:53 am

    Rich in NJ April 27th, 2013 at 8:43 am

    Doreen

    It was under the old system. Hal ratified the new CBA that negates the advantages this franchise once enjoyed.
    ==============

    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.

    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?

  130. joeman April 27th, 2013 at 8:53 am

    Sleep with one eye open
    Gripping your pillow tight

    Exit light
    Enter night
    Take my hand
    We’re off to never never-land

  131. Ghostwriter April 27th, 2013 at 8:54 am

    Better to be a junior GM than a robot.

    ===

    I don’t even know what that means. So, I guess you got me there.

  132. jmills April 27th, 2013 at 8:55 am

    Bonham and Moon seem to have substantial in common. Don’t forget Omar Hakim, Peter Gabriel’s pretty nice hammer.

  133. jmills April 27th, 2013 at 8:57 am

    Joe, ” Sandman ” is a heavy metal song everybody likes!

  134. blake April 27th, 2013 at 8:58 am

    Hard for me to say anything negative about CashmAn or Girardi right now given that I have bonuses how they are winning games with this lineup……

  135. joeman April 27th, 2013 at 8:58 am

    of all the NYY players the ones I did and will missed the most in my order

    Mantle
    Mo
    Jeter

  136. Yankee Trader April 27th, 2013 at 8:59 am

    Can’t Teixeira be placed on the 60 day DL retroactive to his injury March 6th?

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

    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.

  138. MTU April 27th, 2013 at 9:01 am

    New one ——>

  139. Bo knows April 27th, 2013 at 9:01 am

    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.

  140. joeman April 27th, 2013 at 9:01 am

    blake April 27th, 2013 at 8:58 am
    Hard for me to say anything negative about CashmAn or Girardi right now given that I have bonuses how they are winning games with this lineup……

    ————————————————————-
    four games over .500 at this point….didn’t think it would happen

  141. Yankee Trader April 27th, 2013 at 9:01 am

    New Post on Cano———->

  142. jmills April 27th, 2013 at 9:02 am

    Joe, you miss, Mantle?! Geesh, u R olde :D

  143. MaineYankee April 27th, 2013 at 9:05 am

    I guess the Yankees should’ve thrown caution to the wind and built a super team like Toronto and the Dodgers.

    Never mind the budget as long as you can be below .500.

  144. 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!

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