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Yankees trade for INF Chris Nelson

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

The Yankees just announced that they have traded for Rockies infielder Chris Nelson. They will send either cash or a player to be named later to Colorado.

No 25-man roster move just yet, but Francisco Cervelli has moved to the 60-day.

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132 Responses to “Yankees trade for INF Chris Nelson”

  1. Captain Clutch May 1st, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    Nunez should bat 2nd. He has a live bat when he is hitting well and runs wild on the bases when he gets on. They don’t have the perfect #2 hitter but it’s definitely not Nix. I know that Girardi is in love with the older veterans in Nix and Stewart but it’s getting crazy.

  2. MTU May 1st, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    Don’t know what kind of a glove Nelson has but he looks like he might an adequate stick.

  3. mick May 1st, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    Guess this stalls Musty’s arrival.

  4. Bronx Jeers May 1st, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    What about INF Ronnier Mustelier?

  5. MTU May 1st, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    Will Adams or Ronnier ever get a shot ?

    Doesn’t seem so.

    By the way, Nelson was a 1st round pick way back when.

  6. MG May 1st, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    Chris Nelson was a #1 draft pick in 2009 (9th pick overall) who hit over .300 last year, how in the world could the Rockies give him away?

    I’ve never seen him play but if his pedigree means anything this could be a big pickup for the Yankees, we’ll have to see how he plays…

  7. Captain Clutch May 1st, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    One of the beat writers was saying earlier that Nelson is bad defensively. But the Yanks are desperate at this point.

  8. MTU May 1st, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    What’s the logic here ?

    Anyone able to enlighten me ?

  9. MG May 1st, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    sorry, #9 pick in 2004.

    never mind…

  10. Captain Clutch May 1st, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    Ken Rosenthal ?@Ken_Rosenthal

    When I asked #Yankees about Nelson, was told “maybe” but that they had concerns about his defense. Got him from #Rockies for cash tonight.

  11. MTU May 1st, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    MG-

    The fact that the Rox just let him go ought to tell us something.

    ;)

  12. mick May 1st, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    Until Musty gets here they are playing without an IF on the bench.
    Maybe he is hurt more than we think.

  13. Niblick May 1st, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    Oh joy! Now the Yankees have a real butcher at both 2nd and 3rd.

  14. MG May 1st, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    Nelson seems to make lots of errors at 3rd, that’s probably why the Rockies gave up on him…

  15. MTU May 1st, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    This doesn’t say much about what they think of the Cuban.

    Surely Nix could hold the fort a few more days.

  16. fantasygame101 May 1st, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    He is right handed and better defensively than joseph in ss or 3b. Joseph can not play 3b/ss. He was bad defensively this yr in 3b and did not hit, hope he turns it around bec. he has shown talent before.

  17. pat May 1st, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    Ken_Rosenthal
    Scout described Nelson’s defense at third as “average.” With Youkilis down, #Yankees aren’t in position to be picky. #Rockies liked Nelson but they just determined that it was Arenado’s time. #Rockies get cash and PTBN for Nelson or just straight cash.

  18. Mike in Harrisburg May 1st, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    Adams must feel completely snakebit.

  19. MTU May 1st, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    Musty joined SWB today.

    How hurt could he be if they moved him up ?

    ;)

  20. fantasygame101 May 1st, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    Francisco is perfect in may. Maybe he does not like april but prefer may.

  21. ac1 May 1st, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    Adams cant come until april 15
    Musty could be here in a few
    Nelson will be here until musty is ready.
    Nelson wont be here long

  22. mick May 1st, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    This is just Cashman being Cashman.
    Don’t get it either unless they are looking to trade Musty.

  23. ac1 May 1st, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    Dont understand adding someone that is average at best st third.
    Please bring up musty as soon as possible

  24. mick May 1st, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    Nelson will be here until musty is ready.
    ==========================
    You think Hal is handing over hundreds of thousands for a 1 week rental?

  25. igotid88 May 1st, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    Montero with the triple

  26. ac1 May 1st, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    Yes mick i do
    They pAid juan rivera 100 k and released him the next day

  27. igotid88 May 1st, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    Adam Jones again with bubble and missing the catch

  28. mick May 1st, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    Nelson is making about 1/2m this year.

  29. MG May 1st, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    Nelson has ability and is 27 years old, maybe the Yankees figure they will take a look at him for a couple of weeks in a few games and decide whether he’s worth keeping around.

    LoHud constantly complains about the Yankees’ lack of younger position players, here is a no risk look at a guy who could fill a big hole for them going forward.

    Even if there is a 20% chance that he can be that guy he’s worth the look.

  30. ac1 May 1st, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    Neosons 2012 numbers are good.
    2013 not so much

  31. CompassRosy May 1st, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    “Montero with the triple”

    ======

    I hope someone snapped a photo of Jesus’s little motion he made once he got to 3B . . .
    priceless :)

  32. MTU May 1st, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    They need to take that chewing gum away from ole’ Adam.

    At least when he’s in the field.

  33. fantasygame101 May 1st, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    Musty is not a gold glove either in 3b. They will give nelson a look while musty gets back to shape or adams becomes eligible. Nelson has the ability to hit and steal bases.

  34. luis May 1st, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    luis May 1st, 2013 at 10:33 pm
    MG,

    It doesn’t happen that frequently… But I think is not very difficult to fix… He loses his tempo and starts to open up the shoulder a bit, trying to correct this, he then yanks some pitches trying to keep them inside and prevent those pitches from sailing back to the middle of the plate… a good drill would be maybe to start pitching from the stretch for a little while, like they did with Yu in Texas or more recently with Kuroda in his last star

  35. mick May 1st, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    “Nelson, meanwhile, struggled badly at third base in 2012, posting a UZR/150 of 26.9 while posting a .931 fielding percentage. Nelson has shown the ability to hit at the big league level, most recently in the second half of last season, during which he hit .344/.381/.500.

    Still, Nelson does not exhibit a great eye at the plate, posting career 162-game averages of 30 walks and 109 strikeouts, or about 3.6 strikeouts for every walk. In the minors, Nelson was better, but still struggled at times en route to a rate of about 2.3 K/BB. Arenado has posted a number worse than that in just one minor league season, and for his career on the farm, struck out just 1.5 times for every walk drawn.”

  36. ObviousMan May 1st, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    Captain clutch,

    Have you ever come on this board without complaining? Already, the yankees have far exceeded your negative expectations. You’re an idiot. Cashman and Girardi aren’t. Deal with it!

  37. CompassRosy May 1st, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    btw, Yankee fans . . .

    thanks for taking 2 of 3 from the ‘stros :)
    (wasn’t as easy as you thought it’d be though was it?)

  38. MTU May 1st, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    I hope Nelson has options left.

  39. luis May 1st, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    About Nelson…. Like SoS said the other day… they need to distribute some depresion medicine down in the farm… They are not going to give them much chance… The grass is always greener elsewhere

  40. mick May 1st, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    phelps imploded tonight. hope he learned something.

  41. MG May 1st, 2013 at 10:50 pm

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Chris Nelson’s blueprint for success: battle irritating hand and wrist injuries, learn new positions, experience a chilling heart problem, start last season as a late-inning defensive replacement then post a higher batting average than every third baseman in the major leagues over the final two months.

    …But Nelson, who was too young, too hurt and too overmatched for seemingly too long, finally came into his own last year. His talent, at last, matched his potential.

    “It proved to me that I can hit up here,” Nelson said Wednesday after the Rockies’ rain-shortened practice at spring training at Salt River Fields. “All the things you think

    At 27, his resurgence has provided confidence. With exhibition games starting Saturday, the Rockies’ third-base job is his to lose. He’s never been in this position, but enters as a front-runner after hitting .344 with 30 RBIs in 55 games after the all-star break last year to finish at .301. He hit nine home runs and drove in 53 runs overall.

    “There’s some thunder in his bat. I have been very impressed,” said Dante Bichette, the Rockies’ new hitting coach.

    Nelson was one of the nation’s top high school players in 2004. He was a rangy shortstop who could throw mid-90 mph off the mound. Scouts raved about Nelson’s ability to drive the ball gap to gap. They envisioned a .300 hitter in the big leagues.

    After a health scare last summer — an irregular heartbeat July 16 that required hospitalization and the elimination of caffeine from his diet — Nelson revisited his past.
    “When I was in Modesto, that was my best year. When I got hurt in the minors, it just really messed me up and I picked up a lot of bad habits,” he said. “I took my leg kick out for some reason. I was experimenting, doing crazy stuff.

    “When I came back last year from the heart thing, I made up my mind to go back to what I used to do. I stopped switching every five minutes.”

    Nelson’s .345 batting average from Aug. 1 on topped even Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera. Nelson also regained traction on the road, finishing at .262 away from Coors Field after beginning the season 1-for-20.

    Nelson’s glove is the question. More specifically, his range. Nelson has a rifle arm but graded out as the worst defensive third baseman in the big leagues last year, according to Baseball-reference.com.

    First-year Rockies manager Walt Weiss, a former shortstop like Nelson, is keeping an open mind.
    “The angles are different,” Weiss said. “Every once in a while you get caught in between and you get tough hops. I don’t know if that’s the case. The finer points of the position are going to come with experience for Nelly. He has good hands, he catches the ball, he has a strong arm. There are some things he does well. It’s just experience at that position.”

    Nelson is determined to improve. His body provides evidence. He became leaner through speed training with Atlanta’s Jason Heyward and Baltimore’s Xavier Avery, working on his first-step burst. Better lateral movement along with Troy Tulowitzki’s presence at shortstop should make a difference in fewer balls getting through the left side of the infield.

    “I don’t want to feel heavy legs again in spring. I really worked out on it. I am sore, but it’s not the heavy sore like before,” Nelson said. “I am going out there every day, competing, taking nothing for granted. Sometimes things take longer than you expect because you have to learn along the way.”

    Read more: Rockies third baseman Chris Nelson eager to have big season in 2013 – The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/rock.....z2S6F58qBb

    Dante Bichette and Joe Girardi are best buddies, right? It would seem to me that there was some conversation going on between the two of them after Nelson was released…

  42. ObviousMan May 1st, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    Nelson cost them nothing. What are you dummies complaining about? Cashman and Girardi won’t get fired because if you, nor will they ever. Stop whining.

  43. pat May 1st, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    JackCurryYES
    Robertson felt a tweak in side of left knee after slipping while moving toward first. Said he iced it post game and it feels better.

  44. Captain Clutch May 1st, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    Musty hasn’t played a lot at 3rd base. They will probably give Nelson 2-3 weeks to see what he can do and if not move onto Adams. Musty probably won’t get a chance unless he can handle 3rd in AAA.

  45. JobaTipsHisCap May 1st, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    Knicks

    lol, what a joke. will they play game 7?

  46. fantasygame101 May 1st, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    wang’s chance went up again.

  47. Nick in SF May 1st, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    Chris Nelson is going to have to shave before he leaves Colorado:

    https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/blogs/dwlivebriefings/entry/a_thousand_times_better?lang=en

  48. ObviousMan May 1st, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    On the one hand the malcontents complain that the Yankee prospects don’t get enough of a chance. On the other hand, when they do come up, they complain the prospects suck and the yankees should play veterans ahead of them. This is a moronic and contradictory argument, fitting for the endless amount of Girardi and Cashman haters that infest this message board.

  49. igotid88 May 1st, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    I’m guessing the player to be named will be a pitcher

  50. luis May 1st, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    Go and troll somewhere else

  51. MTU May 1st, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    Musty already handled 3B during ST.

    I believe he made all of 1 error.

    He made many good plays including several tough barehanded ones.

  52. 4 NYY May 1st, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    As far as a closer for next yr., I don’t see D-Rob for that. He’s a K guy, but too many walks. He’s good where he is. DO NOT DISTURB.

    Joba prolly won’t be here and I doubt VERY much he could be good at it over a long season.

    Montgomery maybe in the near future, too much to ask for next year, I would think.

    Committees don’t work. So, who will be out there for next yr. ?

    I checked out Nelson last night after I saw the rumor and see that he has some good offensive possibilities, but who knows ?

    What about Musty and Adams ?

  53. 4 NYY May 1st, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    I’ll say it again, Phelps, ( whom I like ) is much better coming in EARLY in a game as a long reliever. His numbers prove it.

    Would love to have seen Nuno start this game. He looked very good in ST and has been starting in AAA and doing real well. ( I know he just pitched in relief here) What ever happened to bringing up a guy and see if he can do it ? I just think he looks like a SP for the Yanks. And he’s a lefty.

  54. luis May 1st, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    MTU,

    It’s pointless, they don’t believe in what they have… They think everything from the outside is better… I wonder if this is the case,why they don’t fire the whole scouting, coaching and drafting organization… SMH

  55. MTU May 1st, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    Who knows. Maybe Nelson will be another guy who blossoms in PS ?

    Guess we’ll find out.

    ;)

  56. igotid88 May 1st, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    Yankees mostly keep their best hitters and pitchers down longer for some reason. There are exceptions. But the ones who do come up are just getting better or are good enough. If Bryce Harper was in the Yankee system he would still be in double a

  57. mick May 1st, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    MTU

    I am guessing they don’t want to wait for Musty. He might not be ready.
    Youk will be back in 2 weeks and they need another BUIF.
    They have no flexibility and can’t hit for Nix now, the need is immediate.

  58. MG May 1st, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    I liked Mustelier’s bat in spring training but he’s 28 like I’m 50 and I’m much older than that.

    You just look at him and see a guy in his 30′s-that doesn’t mean he could help the Yankees, it just means he isn’t any kind of long term solution at 3rd for them.

  59. luis May 1st, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    4 NYY,

    Nope… He has more value as a starter, he just needs to find his tempo from the stretch…

  60. Tar May 1st, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    ObviousMan why wont you use your real handle?

    What are you afraid of?

    I would like to see Chad out any poster who uses multiple screen names.

    Good night all.

    Hi Nick :D

  61. mick May 1st, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    luis, why the cynicism?
    some might take it as baiting.

  62. MTU May 1st, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    I see your point Mick.

    In that case I hope that Mr. Nelson has options left.

    That too would give the Yankees flexibility.

    Don’t think they just want to throw away the dough.

  63. ObviousMan May 1st, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    As long as you make stupid pointless negative comments, Luis, I’ll trill here thank you very much. Your goal is to get Cashman fired by making negative comments on a message board, which is an unbelievably stupid strategy, even if Cashman did suck, which by the way, he doesn’t.

  64. mick May 1st, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    Cash loves the reclamation projects. Maybe this guy gets a 2nd life here and becomes a better hitting Nix.

  65. igotid88 May 1st, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    4 NYY May 1st, 2013 at 10:58 pm
    As far as a closer for next yr., I don’t see D-Rob for that. He’s a K guy, but too many walks. He’s good where he is. DO NOT DISTURB.

    Joba prolly won’t be here and I doubt VERY much he could be good at it over a long season.

    Montgomery maybe in the near future, too much to ask for next year, I would think.
    ————-

    Maybe Steve Farr can make a comeback

  66. luis May 1st, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    MG May 1st, 2013 at 11:01 pm
    I liked Mustelier’s bat in spring training but he’s 28 like I’m 50 and I’m much older than that.

    You just look at him and see a guy in his 30?s-that doesn’t mean he could help the Yankees, it just means he isn’t any kind of long term solution at 3rd for them.

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

    Granted, he is not a long term solution as gardner isn’t a long term solution either… But he could give you a couple of cheap seasons while you either develop one or trade for one or get one via FA… Sure half a million isn’t much, but then why not try the internal option first?

  67. 4 NYY May 1st, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    luis May 1st, 2013 at 11:01 pm
    4 NYY,

    Nope… He has more value as a starter, he just needs to find his tempo from the stretch…
    =================

    His value “now” is as I said , check the numbers .

    Nuno should have come up and started.

  68. UnKnown May 1st, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    Good game and good game thread, lots of fun at the ol Lohud tonight.

  69. 4 NYY May 1st, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    Maybe Steve Farr can make a comeback

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

    Might as well go for the Goose.

  70. luis May 1st, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    mick May 1st, 2013 at 11:02 pm
    luis, why the cynicism?
    some might take it as baiting.

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

    Sorry Mick, I don’t understand…. Cinicism?? more like frustration… Baiting, I honestly don’t know what you mean by that.

  71. ObviousMan May 1st, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    Yea the yankees have no homegrown contributors on the team. That’s why cano, jester, petite, Rivera, Robertson, chamberlain, Gardner, cervelli, Hughes, phelps, nuno, warren, Nunez, cervelli, romaine, and nova will never get a chance to play in the big leagues as home grown players. Great “realistic!” Anti- Cashman analysis by Luis and captain clutch! As usual!!

  72. UnKnown May 1st, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_.....y_TopStory

    ——–

    Rosy story for ya there.

  73. igotid88 May 1st, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    CompassRosy May 1st, 2013 at 10:44 pm
    “Montero with the triple”

    ======

    I hope someone snapped a photo of Jesus’s little motion he made once he got to 3B . . .
    priceless
    ———

    http://assets.sbnation.com/ass.....RIPLE2.gif

  74. luis May 1st, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    OM,

    Troll on then

  75. MTU May 1st, 2013 at 11:12 pm

    Luis-

    If the Yankees wish to be a Team that develops a signifcant number of guys from within they will have to provide a clear glidepath to the Majors.

    And then have the patience it takes to let them develop further.

    Phelps was cruising tonight and then imploded as Mick said.

    I was disappointed but I still think he is a viable starter given a real shot.

    That does not mean just 2 starts.

    Nothing should be handed to anyone. That means Nova, Hughes, or Phelps.

    I like Ivan but he is running out of time to find that needed consistency.

    Hughes may not be here next year.

  76. G. Love May 1st, 2013 at 11:12 pm

    I like this move. Getting a 27yo who hit .300 in the bigs last year for change under the cushions is a good move in my book.

    I hope Mr. Nelson continues the trend of guys playing their best for us so far this season.

    I also think it was serendipitous that all our stars got hurt or left. It’s finally allowed Cano to be the guy here. This is his team. All the walking wounded are going to have to adjust to that.

  77. MG May 1st, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    luis May 1st, 2013 at 11:05 pm
    Granted, he is not a long term solution as gardner isn’t a long term solution either… But he could give you a couple of cheap seasons while you either develop one or trade for one or get one via FA… Sure half a million isn’t much, but then why not try the internal option first?
    ——————————-
    luis, there is a consistent disconnect in talent evaluation between the Yankees front office and many LoHud posters.

    I don’t see why the Yankees wouldn’t put guys like Adams and Mustelier a shot to make a contribution if they really thought they could do it, it makes no sense. There is no ‘conspiracy’ gong on, whether you like or don’t like Cashman and Girardi (I’m neutral on both of them) they want to win every game possible.

    It’s possible that Mustelier would have gotten that shot if he hadn’t been hurt but obviously he had a pretty bad injury because it’s been more than a month and he’s just starting to get into real games.

  78. luis May 1st, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    MTU,

    Good post… I sure want them to give Phelps a real shot

  79. Bo knows May 1st, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    Why the over reaction on Nelson? Once upon a time he had talent. At this point in time they needed a 3B, right now. They got one. Then it becomes a competition between the three and maybe even Nix as Nelson came up as a SS.

    Let’s see what he’s got before waxing poetic. He hit the snit out of the ball second half of last year. The Yankees have Long and Kelleher on staff to iron out difficulties. Could be another cheap option or not.

  80. igotid88 May 1st, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    MTU May 1st, 2013 at 11:12 pm
    Luis-

    If the Yankees wish to be a Team that develops a signifcant number of guys from within they will have to provide a clear glidepath to the Majors.

    And then have the patience it takes to let them develop further.

    Phelps was cruising tonight and then imploded as Mick said.

    I was disappointed but I still think he is a viable starter given a real shot.

    That does not mean just 2 starts.

    Nothing should be handed to anyone. That means Nova, Hughes, or Phelps.

    I like Ivan but he is running out of time to find that needed consistency.

    Hughes may not be here next year
    —–

    I think Hughes has earned being handed something. He can’t always be fighting for a spot.

  81. MTU May 1st, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    Good night Amigos.

    Hike day tomorrow.

    Got to get my beauty sleep.

    :)

  82. luis May 1st, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    MG,

    I don’t think there is a conspiracy… Just plain and simple inept management ( not necessarily on this case though )

  83. MTU May 1st, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    Hughes has had his bouts of inconsistency too.

    He looks good right now but let’s see if he can keep it up.

    I hope he can.

  84. luis May 1st, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    Good night MTU

  85. luis May 1st, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    I agree 88… he has earned it

  86. Bo knows May 1st, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    Both Adams and Mustelier are not options at this point. Adams due to paperwork and Mustelier hasn’t played in a month. If Nix had gone down tonight, they had no one to replace him.

  87. Against All Odds May 1st, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    I think Hughes has earned being handed something. He can’t always be fighting for a spot.

    ————————–

    It’s been a while since Hughes had to fight for a spot.

  88. Nick in SF May 1st, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    Crap, I missed Tar’s HiBye. :sad:

  89. UpState May 1st, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    Chris Nelson:

    Decent read.

    http://itsaboutthemoney.net/ar.....is-nelson/

  90. luis May 1st, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    One question… Kendry Morales used to play for the Angels right?

  91. Bo knows May 1st, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    I respect the Hell out of Weiss, (very steady SS in his time). If he was supportive of Nelson then I’m willing to wait and see.

  92. MG May 1st, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    luis May 1st, 2013 at 11:18 pm
    MG,

    I don’t think there is a conspiracy… Just plain and simple inept management ( not necessarily on this case though )
    ——————-
    I won’t try to change your mind.

    I don’t agree with everything they do but I’m a fan, not someone paid to make these kind of decisions

    We can agree to disagree and continue to have good conversations, I appreciate that…

  93. igotid88 May 1st, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    Against All Odds May 1st, 2013 at 11:21 pm
    I think Hughes has earned being handed something. He can’t always be fighting for a spot.

    ————————–

    It’s been a while since Hughes had to fight for a spot.
    ————–

    In the eyes of the Lohudders. But this is the first year other than 08-09 where it wasn’t a certainty. Even in 09 I think he was competing with Joba

  94. Bo knows May 1st, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    One question… Kendry Morales used to play for the Angels right
    ———-
    Yep, got hurt celebrating a walk off.

  95. charlestonchew May 1st, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    Honestly, this is a good move. I too would like to see Musty at the big league level. Or Adams when he is eligible. But right now, this move makes sense for what it costs on a guy who could be the real deal potentially. At worst, he fills in for a spell and is sent down/released.

  96. UpState May 1st, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    K. Morales was traded straight up for Jason Vargas.

    KM – 2013 – ehhhhh

    JV – 2013 – sucking, big time (very good in 2012)

  97. Bo knows May 1st, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    Necessity is the mother of invention or in this case a loud Girardi scream. He’s got Nix up with bases loaded in a late and close situation.

  98. Against All Odds May 1st, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    igotid88 May 1st, 2013 at 11:26 pm
    Against All Odds May 1st, 2013 at 11:21 pm
    I think Hughes has earned being handed something. He can’t always be fighting for a spot.

    ————————–

    It’s been a while since Hughes had to fight for a spot.
    ————–

    In the eyes of the Lohudders. But this is the first year other than 08-09 where it wasn’t a certainty. Even in 09 I think he was competing with Joba

    ————————-

    In 09 he had no chance because they wanted him to bounce back after 08.

    10 fake battle with Joba
    11 named the starter
    12 named a starter again. The only time it was in jeopardy was when Andy came back but soon after Pineda went down
    13 named a starter again.

  99. MG May 1st, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    the Yankees have a good track record with players discarded by other teams.

    they seem to be able to get more of some of them and are also pretty good about keeping the ones who will contribute and letting go of the ones who won’t.

    Of the guys they picked up this spring, only Francisco has been a complete stiff (Boesch isn’t hitting much but has delivered a couple of big hits and is young enough to be worth some patience).

    Maybe Nelson is a stiff, maybe he jumps in a takes over at 3rd base, or maybe it’s something in between.

    Regardless, he is a big upgrade as a backup over Joseph and certainly will hit more than Nix.

  100. igotid88 May 1st, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    MTU May 1st, 2013 at 11:19 pm
    Hughes has had his bouts of inconsistency too.

    He looks good right now but let’s see if he can keep it up.

    I hope he can.
    —-

    Inconsistency because he hasn’t had consistent full seasons. Look at CC’s first few years. His era wasn’t exactly great.

  101. luis May 1st, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    MG,

    I appreciate your input a great deal… Not agreeing on something doesn’t mean that we can’t have a civil conversation… So please, keep bring in it ;)

    Bo,

    Thanks…

  102. igotid88 May 1st, 2013 at 11:39 pm

    Against All Odds May 1st, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    In the eyes of the Lohudders. But this is the first year other than 08-09 where it wasn’t a certainty. Even in 09 I think he was competing with Joba

    ————————-

    In 09 he had no chance because they wanted him to bounce back after 08.

    10 fake battle with Joba
    11 named the starter
    12 named a starter again. The only time it was in jeopardy was when Andy came back but soon after Pineda went down
    13 named a starter again.
    —————

    fake battle I agree in ’10. But if he didn’t do well in Spring Training things could have changed.

  103. Bo knows May 1st, 2013 at 11:39 pm

    Regardless, he is a big upgrade as a backup over Joseph and certainly will hit more than Nix.
    ——–
    Agreed
    It seems that the more Nix plays, the more he’s exposed as someone posted earlier.

  104. luis May 1st, 2013 at 11:39 pm

    Up state,

    Good read the article you linked

    Bo knows,

    Point taken… Nix with the bases loaded in a close and late situation means they need someone better… I must say that i was looking forward to see either Musty or Adams there ( I am a prospect hugger after all ).. But you hit it in the nail there, they need someone now.

  105. igotid88 May 1st, 2013 at 11:39 pm

    Compass did you get the Montero triple pic tweet I sent you?

  106. CompassRosy May 1st, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    Thanks for the link, UnKnown.
    King’s Court is a blast.

    *****

    http://assets.sbnation.com/ass…..RIPLE2.gif

    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

    that’s what I’m talkin’ ’bout!

    Thanks, igotid88!
    (it’ll definitely go in game day blog post tonight – with proper credit of course ;-) )

  107. pat May 1st, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    Just met with my surgeon Dr. Kelly in South Florida and got cleared to move to baseball activities in Tampa…really excited to be getting closer to being back on the field.
    Alex Rodriguez

  108. Bo knows May 1st, 2013 at 11:43 pm

    Apparently Nelson played most of his minor career at SS. However he’s listed at 5’11 and 205 which is pretty heavy. Says strong arm and sure hands. Hey, a Kelleher reclamation project. It’ll give him something to do. I’ve always been intrigued by Colorado rejects as the site wreaks havoc with players.

  109. luis May 1st, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    Mick,

    if you are still around…. It was an honest question, i don’t get what you mean

  110. CompassRosy May 1st, 2013 at 11:45 pm

    Bo knows May 1st, 2013 at 11:27 pm
    One question… Kendry Morales used to play for the Angels right
    ———-
    Yep, got hurt celebrating a walk off.

    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

    A walk-off grand slam . . . .
    against the Mariners.

  111. igotid88 May 1st, 2013 at 11:45 pm

    CompassRosy May 1st, 2013 at 11:40 pm
    Thanks for the link, UnKnown.
    King’s Court is a blast.

    *****

    http://assets.sbnation.com/ass…..RIPLE2.gif

    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

    that’s what I’m talkin’ ’bout!

    Thanks, igotid88!
    (it’ll definitely go in game day blog post tonight – with proper credit of course )
    ————-

    that wasn’t from me. I got it from twitter

  112. luis May 1st, 2013 at 11:46 pm

    Bo knows May 1st, 2013 at 11:43 pm
    Apparently Nelson played most of his minor career at SS. However he’s listed at 5’11 and 205 which is pretty heavy. Says strong arm and sure hands. Hey, a Kelleher reclamation project. It’ll give him something to do. I’ve always been intrigued by Colorado rejects as the site wreaks havoc with players.

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

    I will say this…. Coors field is supposed to inflate offensive stats… But Holliday turned out to be the real thing out of that park… So who knows?

  113. fantasygame101 May 1st, 2013 at 11:48 pm

    Nix and nelson were once highly regarded rockies prospect.

  114. Rich in NJ May 1st, 2013 at 11:50 pm

    Girardi really needs an intervention with his Stew obsession.

  115. igotid88 May 1st, 2013 at 11:50 pm

    Here’s the full triple Compass from same guy

    http://assets.sbnation.com/ass.....TRIPLE.gif

  116. igotid88 May 1st, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    stcheatum tweeted it

  117. G. Love May 1st, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    Every time I see the smallest hint that Arod and Tex are coming back I cringe.

    The lunatic fan in me thinks they’re all gonna rush back regardless of how they feel because they don’t want to see the team win so much without them.

    As the weather gets better, the fans are going to get behind this group if they keep it up. What will sink it are the usual suspects coming back and dragging the vibe down.

    I think what I’m realizing in spades this season was I was sick and tired of certain players wearing this uniform. Just seeing different faces has me re-energized and the mere thought of some of the injured guys coming back has me angry. That doesn’t include Jeter by the way and Grandy to a lesser extend. It’s the 50 million albatross of Arod and Tex. Arod lost me with the nonsense w/the girls in the dugout during the playoffs. If he ever plays as a Yankee again, the PR guys better have him address it and show some contrition. I never booed him before in my life, but I have little to no interest seeing him play for the Yankees again.

  118. CompassRosy May 1st, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    Thanks again, igotid88 :)

  119. jacksquat May 1st, 2013 at 11:53 pm

    Chris Nelson 2012

    home (coors): .347/.411/.500

    away: .257/.292/.417

    His defense numbers are bad. He strikes out every 4 pa.

    I’m not sure he’s much better than Nix, but he’s cheap so whatever.

  120. Bo knows May 1st, 2013 at 11:53 pm

    Girardi really needs an intervention with his Stew obsession
    ————-

    Just for your consideration. Phelps imploded with Stewart behind the plate. If it had been Lettuce, I can see the head lines now.

  121. Jerkface May 1st, 2013 at 11:54 pm

    I will say this…. Coors field is supposed to inflate offensive stats… But Holliday turned out to be the real thing out of that park… So who knows?

    Yea but Holliday had very good road numbers, he just had insane home numbers in Coors. In this case Nelson has good home numbers and not good at all road numbers, which is a different case. Coors definitely inflates offense.

  122. jacksquat May 1st, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    I knew someone had to have fallen down for Montero to hit a “triple”, lol.

  123. Cashmoney May 1st, 2013 at 11:56 pm

    The Yankees just need a warm body on the infield for the time being, and Nelson is exactly that. He fits the roster better than Joseph because he’s a righty bat and can actually play third base. More than likely, he’s just a two-week stopgap until Kevin Youkilis is ready to be activated off the DL. It might even be shorter than that if the team is planning to give Ronnie Mustelier a shot as soon as he finished rehabbing from his bone bruise. New York needed infield depth and that’s what they got, nothing more. Nelson’s a band-aid.

    Axisa from RAB, i concur with that.

  124. Against All Odds May 1st, 2013 at 11:56 pm

    igotid88 May 1st, 2013 at 11:39 pm
    Against All Odds May 1st, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    In the eyes of the Lohudders. But this is the first year other than 08-09 where it wasn’t a certainty. Even in 09 I think he was competing with Joba

    ————————-

    In 09 he had no chance because they wanted him to bounce back after 08.

    10 fake battle with Joba
    11 named the starter
    12 named a starter again. The only time it was in jeopardy was when Andy came back but soon after Pineda went down
    13 named a starter again.
    —————

    fake battle I agree in ’10. But if he didn’t do well in Spring Training things could have changed.

    ———————-

    I think barring an injury he was starting that yr no matter what because they believed he was ready to step up.

  125. Rich in NJ May 1st, 2013 at 11:56 pm

    “Just for your consideration. Phelps imploded with Stewart behind the plate. If it had been Lettuce, I can see the head lines now.”

    It’s bad enough that he has buried Romine. But this is the second time in a week that he has let Stew bat in the late innings with a chance to get an important runner in.

  126. BD (Boston Dave) May 2nd, 2013 at 12:00 am

    but, but, but the Yankees are 17-10 with Nix in the lineup. Proven winner….

  127. G. Love May 2nd, 2013 at 12:03 am

    I can’t get all fired up about trading for Nelson w/Youk on the DL and Musty just off of it.

    If Adams were eligible I think he’d have gotten the shot. Shows how short sighted the move to waive him in the first place was now that it restricted their usage of him when they needed him to play 3b.

    I feel slightly bad for Nix who seems to do quality things, not quantity things to help us win games when he’s in there.

    But the team has no depth and God forbid Cano or Nunez go down there was nothing on the team to even step in. We were playing Cervelli in the middle infield at times it got so bad.

  128. igotid88 May 2nd, 2013 at 12:03 am

    Compass so far Jesus has called a good game for Harang. He’s been bad with Shoppach behind the plate. But looks like he’s having trouble getting that final out.

  129. Pat M. May 2nd, 2013 at 12:05 am

    The Nelson pickup could have a huge reward. Nice move by Cashman as he seems to have a knack when it comes to reading low cost high reward type guys. But it makes me wonder how good our farm hands are when they are being passed over. At least he promotes pitchers to a certain degree….. I’ve only seen him play maybe 15 games but he does carry a nice stick

  130. Bo knows May 2nd, 2013 at 12:05 am

    It’s bad enough that he has buried Romine. But this is the second time in a week that he has let Stew bat in the late innings with a chance to get an important runner in.
    ————–
    And it worked. Patience Mature Padawan. It’s better for Romine to fly under the radar for a few days. His time will come.

  131. Nick in SF May 2nd, 2013 at 12:08 am

    “but, but, but the Yankees are 17-10 with Nix in the lineup. Proven winner….”

    Park effects.

  132. Bo knows May 2nd, 2013 at 12:10 am

    Pat

    I’m reading Tea Leaves here looking for spare change but it strikes me that a young SS coming up on a Tulo situation could get lost along the way. You say you’ve seen him play, what was your impression as to athleticism etc?

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