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Granderson: “On the way back to NY”

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on May 13, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Curtis Granderson just tweeted the following:

Just finished 5 games with @swbrailriders now in the car on the way back to NY #RoadToRecovery

I guess he could be going to New York to meet with a doctor or team officials, but Granderson’s words certainly make it seem like he’ll be back with the Yankees tomorrow.

 
 

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62 Responses to “Granderson: “On the way back to NY””

  1. Jerkface May 13th, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    Glad to have Granderson back. So long Benny Fresh.

  2. Against All Odds May 13th, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    The only youth the fans seemed to like was Joba Chamberlain.

    ———————

    Fast forward and now a majority of the fan base dislikes him lol.

  3. Against All Odds May 13th, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    Chip May 13th, 2013 at 11:06 pm
    G. Love May 13th, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    Chip,

    If all that was true, why are YES ratings almost 1/2 of what they were?

    The Yankees are noticing people have moved on from the team. It’s not just at the turnstiles. It’s in the ratings.
    —————-

    Knicks, Nets, Rangers and Islanders in post season pushes and then the playoffs likely have been eating into their ratings.

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    Didn’t they start having issues with the ratings last yr?

  4. Rich in NJ May 13th, 2013 at 11:53 pm

    Granderson’s presence definitely provides a hedge against a reduction in offense.

  5. igotid88 May 13th, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    Bryce goes down

  6. igotid88 May 13th, 2013 at 11:58 pm

    Lohud darling Bryce Harper exits game in the 5th after running into the scoreboard

  7. luis May 13th, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    Rich in NJ May 13th, 2013 at 11:53 pm
    Granderson’s presence definitely provides a hedge against a reduction in offense.

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    Sorry Rich, maybe I am lost in translation… Could you elaborate?

  8. Rich in NJ May 13th, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    I hope he’s OK. He’s important to all of MLB.

  9. Pat M. May 13th, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    Rich in NJ…..I thought of you today as all the Yankee farm chattels were performing in Cleveland….Must have done your heart good

  10. Rich in NJ May 14th, 2013 at 12:01 am

    luis

    I mean that Grandy’s likely offensive output can offset a potential decline in offense by guys that may be overachieving.

  11. Rich in NJ May 14th, 2013 at 12:01 am

    Pat

    Thanks. I definitely enjoy it more when young players show that they can be part of the solution, both in the present and in the future.

  12. luis May 14th, 2013 at 12:02 am

    Rich in NJ May 14th, 2013 at 12:01 am
    luis

    I mean that Grandy’s likely offensive output can offset a potential decline in offense by guys that may be overachieving.

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    Thanks… I get your point…But I am not hoding my breath on that regard

  13. luis May 14th, 2013 at 12:03 am

    *holding my breath* sorry

  14. yankeefeminista May 14th, 2013 at 12:05 am

    I hope Harper is OK. I never want any players, let alone elite ones, to get hurt.

    Odds, attendance was declining before this year.

  15. luis May 14th, 2013 at 12:07 am

    YF,

    I think last year’s team was one of the most boring and uninspiring teams ever fielded by the Yankees…

  16. Duh Innings II May 14th, 2013 at 12:12 am

    Granderson will rejoin the Yankees tomorrow because he wouldn’t tweet something so inconsequential or make public something so private as a visit to a doctor or team officials.

  17. yankeefeminista May 14th, 2013 at 12:18 am

    luis, yep. Unfortunately. But the pitching was fun to watch.

  18. igotid88 May 14th, 2013 at 12:21 am

    http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play......14_7952504

  19. Pat M. May 14th, 2013 at 12:22 am

    Now on to the next debate….Is Granderson going to be slotted in between Vernon and Ichiro ????

  20. Rich in NJ May 14th, 2013 at 12:25 am

    It looks like Harper will be ok. Every wall in MLB should be padded.

  21. luis May 14th, 2013 at 12:29 am

    In any case, that was one hell of a collision.

    Pat m,

    They should have a 4 OF rotation… If someone should see his playing time down, it would be Ichiro

  22. luis May 14th, 2013 at 12:30 am

    And no… Gardner is the CFer

  23. Pat M. May 14th, 2013 at 12:38 am

    luis….I don’t see them rotating a 40 dinger guy and in the long run is Gardner better than Ichiro offensively ????

  24. Rich in NJ May 14th, 2013 at 12:44 am

    Speaking of the Rangers above, I didn’t realize that we will have another NY-Boston rivalry series upcoming.

    btw, I hope that Harper doesn’t develop an Abreu-like wall-shyness.

  25. luis May 14th, 2013 at 12:45 am

    Pat M,

    Yup… I think so… Better OBP, Better plate approach, faster, better fielder… This is not 2005 Ichiro we are talking about… But the contract might tillt the balance toward Ichiro, even though it shouldn’t

    About, the OF rotation it will depend on how well Granderson actually plays ( good 2011 Granderson or 2012 bad Granderson misplaying some balls and failing to connect meatballs down the midlle of the plate )… In any case, It would help keep everyone fresh

  26. ET May 14th, 2013 at 1:26 am

    They need to teach Ichiro how to play 3B so we can his bat in the lineup vs. LHP

  27. Pat M. May 14th, 2013 at 1:34 am

    Interesting point Luis, is Gardner really faster than Ichiro ????? Does Gardner really run the bases better than Ichiro ??? Is he really the more complete outfielder ???. I guess over the next 50 games will be finding out who the Yanks think is the everyday player……

  28. Pat M. May 14th, 2013 at 1:42 am

    Good Night and Good Morning to the Breakfast Club…..So glad that it’s back !!!! Maybe Clare, Erica, Fran , Kate and others just might consider popping by to say hello……

  29. 4TrainNorth May 14th, 2013 at 2:11 am

    Gardner needs to have a multihit game here ar some point–and probably a multisteal one, too. He’s really boring me lately.

    On Brycey: I wonder if the surface of the scoreboard messed with his depth perception at all or if he simply didn’t pick up the warning track. In any case, seems like a tough kid. All the floppers in the NBA playoffs should watch this replay and see a good reason one might hit the deck.

  30. GregD May 14th, 2013 at 6:32 am

    Gardners bat is average at best but when he gets on base, he really puts pressure on the pitcher

  31. Doreen May 14th, 2013 at 7:05 am

    Mr. Blake, is that you being retweeted by Marchand??

    Good morning everyone.

    Perhaps all the one year contracts have their genesis in the quest for 189. But a side benefit is that it uclogs the roster and should give some of the minor league players a real opportunity. Those that are getting a chance this season need to go full speed ahead, no holds barred, just play their absolute best. It s up to them to not waste the opportunities presented and to make the best impression they can, even if they don’t play as much as they would prefer.

    The truth of the matter is though that real opportunities for infielders has been non-existent on the parent club for a while, solidified when they signed Tex.

    However, next season, unless they resign Cano, there could be real opportunities for three of the four infield spots, since neither Jeter nor ARod will be the everyday players they used to be. Catcher should be an available spot. And at least one outfield spot. If the resign Cano they’ll have two of the three at least semi-available.

    Even if they blowup the 189 plan, they are not going to have any easy time filling all of those positions, plus probable openings in the rotation, from expensive outside sources. I suppose some could be traded, rather than promoted. But I just thought it warranted saying that the short term contracts make it easier for the Yankees to transition.

  32. PacoDooley May 14th, 2013 at 7:08 am

    So shocked to see this team tied for the best record in the league – really never expected them to hang up there with all the injuries.

    Any other teams they are competing with getting a guy like Granderson added to their roster any time soon? Should be a nice boost. Not to mention the rest of the players that should start to roll back off the DL in the near (Youk, Nunez) and more distant (Teix, Cervelli, etc.) future.

  33. bardos May 14th, 2013 at 7:15 am

    Re Bryce Harper: Scary. Looked like a Pete Reiser moment. Hope it’s nothing. The game needs him

  34. bardos May 14th, 2013 at 7:17 am

    The problem with Gardner, in my opinion, is that he lacks baseball smarts. He does not show a learning curve, hasn’t learnt, hasn’t really improved his base-running skills or OBP skills.

  35. Doreen May 14th, 2013 at 7:21 am

    I think Gardner was getting there. Last years injury cost him a lot.

  36. blake May 14th, 2013 at 7:50 am

    @McCulloughSL: As you prepare for this Yankees series with the Mariners, read some sad stuff about Dustin Ackley. http://t.co/dahwCqtnky

    Another Mariner Id love to buy low on if they sell him….K long and YS could be the cure for him

  37. blake May 14th, 2013 at 7:51 am

    If I was Grandy I think Id ask for one more minor league game with Felix on the hill….

    J Upton 4-5 with a homer and threw out a runner at the plate in his return to Arizona last night

  38. blake May 14th, 2013 at 7:53 am

    “Mr. Blake, is that you being retweeted by Marchand??”

    I think so….I’m famous!

  39. randy l. May 14th, 2013 at 7:53 am

    so granderson is coming back .

    cool.

    get to watch him for the summer and then bye b.

    this is a plan?

    where do i buy tickets? sign me up for cable package!!!

    what interests me with the yankees right now?

    i think jr murphy is interesting. i’d watch him. phelps is interesting.

    right now i don’t care much about cano. he might be gone. the yankees waited too long.

    who cares about a bunch of guys who are ibanez -like?

    anyone following raul this year?

    there was no future in being a raul last year. he had a great year for him at his age. he helped the yankees. but who cares? it was just a soap bubble blowing across a road.

    but what do i know? some people might like watching soap bubbles :)
    http://graphics.ucsd.edu/~iman/SoapBubbles/

  40. blake May 14th, 2013 at 7:55 am

    Doreen ,

    You’ve been on your A game lately….nice post …agree

  41. blake May 14th, 2013 at 8:03 am

    I think the Yankee fans that aren’t going to the stadium and aren’t watching on TV are the mainstream semi fan that watches to see Derek Jeter…..they aren’t the fans who knows who Tyler Austin even is most likely IMO.

    The reality of the situation with the Yankees is that they have a fan base that needs both winning and star power to max out revenues…..there are tons of hardcore fans like us who cheer for the laundry and follow the minors etc and just want to see Ws…..but there is also another very large faction(maybe bigger) that needs both winning and star power for them to be interested….

    I also think the fans have win fatigue to some degree….they are bored by the regular season as they are used to them making the playoffs every year.

  42. upstate kate May 14th, 2013 at 8:12 am

    Good morning!
    Unfortunately I wasn’t able to view much of the double header, but what a nice mix of old veterans and young players contributing. Especially the young pitchers.
    I was quite skeptical regarding the make up of the team this year, but I am really enjoying watching them. Vernon Wells always has some good post game comments and Overbay just can’t keep that grin off his face.

    I would think declining attendance is due to a number of factors. It seems as if there have been more home games than usual for this time of year. It has been a cool spring, and school is still in session.

  43. randy l. May 14th, 2013 at 8:13 am

    “However, next season, unless they resign Cano, there could be real opportunities for three of the four infield spots, since neither Jeter nor ARod will be the everyday players they used to be. Catcher should be an available spot. And at least one outfield spot. If the resign Cano they’ll have two of the three at least semi-available.”

    doesn’t anyone get it that the uncertainty created by hal’s 189 plan takes away from fan enthusiasm?

    cano might leave?

    oh, let’s get excited about him.

    it doesn’t work that way.

    it is insane to not have cano already locked up several years ago.

    fans are leaving or are unenthused. short term winning with an unrecognizable team does nothing for long term prospects of the team.

  44. ron May 14th, 2013 at 8:24 am

    Revenues are shifting to tv rights,etc…
    It won’t matter much if there is 30,000 at the park,even though you wan’t much more,because to watch the Yankees on tv costs more than ever,and will keep rising.
    The dodgers will get roughly 300 million a year from tv revenues alone,before one hot dog,or ticket is sold.
    Now add 40-50,000 tickets,and merchandise sold.
    The Yankees will lower ticket prices eventually.
    By the year 2042,the Yankees will be getting also 300 million a year from yes,and starting now,it goes up a % every year from the 75 million or so that it was under the old yes deal.So every year the Yankees will get more,and more money from yes,til it maxes out at 300 million a year,and that does not include tickets,or anything else like merchandise,advertisement contracts that are in the millions,and millions of dollars.

    You can say i’m not going to the game,but your not going to cancel your tv package.Highly doubt it.
    Teams are protecting themselves against people not going to the park with tv deals.

  45. Doreen May 14th, 2013 at 8:28 am

    Actually, I think Vernon Wells is a great story.

    I think there are a lt of different reasons why attendance and ratings are down right now, and I think Blake has a valid point with “win fatigue.”

    I also think that the very Yankee persona as a stable organization is working against them to a certain extent, along with the possibility that the same stories are going on, the same old arguments (debates). A staleness to some extent. The very steadiness that actually has contributed to the continued trips to the playoffs may actually work against them.

    There needs to be an infusion of drama. Sometimes youth is the answer, but not necessarily. Only if that youth hits the ground running and draws immediate Wow! Like when Jiba first came up. But everything about Joba is stale now.

    Montero drew excitement that September. But if he wasn’t traded and was performing as he is now? It would have been worse.

    The Yankees, if they continue to win this year, because they were underdogs, will eventually gain some more interest, as soon as people determine its for real. But again, it’s not a new story. Yankees proclaimed to be too old (a storyline running for several years now) end up making the playoffs (ho hum), again.

    They need drama. But they avoid drama lie the plague.

  46. ron May 14th, 2013 at 8:32 am

    It would of been very hard to lock cano up under boras,as boras,and cano feel that cano has been underpaid by the Yankees for years,and both know that cano will get only one shot at a huge,arod type deal,and he will get it from someone.
    Another thing.We don’t need cano to win,just like we are winning without tex,arod,jeter.
    It all starts,and ends with pitching,but you do need a few big bats,and a well balanced team.
    If i’m the Yankees,i’d tone it down too just 3 big bats in the lineup,and the rest,just a well balanced team,too keep costs down.
    Players are returning to normal sizes,and strength in the post steroid era,and offenses are declining.

  47. Doreen May 14th, 2013 at 8:35 am

    Randy, I think it does contribute.

    For one thing no one wants to hear the rich relative complaining about the price of the help.

    Last years team was not exciting and the Yankees actively avoided adding high profile players. This is going against the grain and against expectations.

    I get that.

    But attendance is down not just for the Yankees and I just think there are other variables.

  48. randy l. May 14th, 2013 at 8:35 am

    ron-

    isn’t cable viewer ratings down? i know nothing about the cable business, but how does that not affect the yankees if fewer people are watching?

  49. Crawdaddy May 14th, 2013 at 8:43 am

    I see old man Randy is back to playing his sunshine and lollipops role again.

  50. Doreen May 14th, 2013 at 8:43 am

    I also think we need to see what happens when other teams in the area finish their playoffs. I know a few people who say the baseball season right now is meaningless while the Basketball and hockey teams are in the post-season. Because baseball is a very long season and it takes really until the All-star break, and even the trade deadline, before it gets set up.

    If there aren’t playoffs, or no drama elsewhere, competing for hat viewership, the ratings should go up.

  51. blake May 14th, 2013 at 8:44 am

    Smart and brave decision by Angelina Jolie….I guess it’s one that every woman would have to make for themselves but when the genetics say 87 % risk that’s a lot…..

  52. Doreen May 14th, 2013 at 8:46 am

    Question. How s Internet viewing affecting ratings?

  53. ron May 14th, 2013 at 8:46 am

    Fewer people have to be paying,not watching,and the Yankees are going to be richer than ever,with the % going up,more,and more,every year,till they reach 300 million every year,before even one ticket,or hot dog is sold.
    These tv deals are giving teams insane amounts of money.
    Can you envision a lot of people cancelling watching the Yankees on tv altogether?

    Very hard to do.

    I pay,and you pay,but might not ever watch,and the Yankees still get paid.

  54. Doreen May 14th, 2013 at 8:47 am

    Very controversial Blake. I don’t know what I would personally do.

  55. blake May 14th, 2013 at 8:49 am

    Doreen says:
    May 14, 2013 at 8:47 am
    Very controversial Blake. I don’t know what I would personally do.

    I think it’s tough for sure…..

  56. Tackelberry May 14th, 2013 at 8:53 am

    “J Upton 4-5 with a homer and threw out a runner at the plate in his return to Arizona last night”

    WHat? No **SIGH** ?

  57. ron May 14th, 2013 at 8:56 am

    You might not go to a game,but try cancelling watching your favorite team on tv.
    Not happening.
    Also,as long as the Yankees don’t try to rob people blind,they are in the same boat as every other team,as far as tv ratings,and subscriptions declining,or rising.
    The Yankees just signed an insanely profitable yes deal that guarantees them more money than ever,and that increases yearly,regardless if one fan shows up at the park.
    The Yankees payroll could be paid in full from their yes deal alone,before any sold tickets,merchandise,etc…
    Why do you think the dodgers spent like they did.
    They will get,i believe 300 million,or so,every year,for their 20 year tv deal,wich pays for their entire payroll,and lt penalties,with millions to play with,before a ticket issold,and that goes by who is paying to watch on tv,not who is actually is watching.
    I also heard that the Yankees are below the national average as far as what they charge to watch them on tv,wich will no doubt increase.

  58. tbone1570 May 14th, 2013 at 8:58 am

    randy l. May 14th, 2013 at 8:35 am

    ron-

    isn’t cable viewer ratings down? i know nothing about the cable business, but how does that not affect the yankees if fewer people are watching?

    —————————————————
    The cable companies have committed to paying the Yanks a set fee to broadcast the games for the next x years. The ratings effect the cable companies ability to get top dollar from advertisers, which and short term agreements not the longer term agreement that they have with the Yanks.

    It can impact the Yanks when it comes time for the broadcasting agreements need to be renewed. That’s the point where the cable companies can say that we can’t sell your product because it’s too expensive.

  59. MaineYankee May 14th, 2013 at 9:06 am

    Maybe the Yankees are just a bad draw at home because of spoiled fans.

    When they play on the road attendance is usally up because fans want to see the Yankees.

  60. MaineYankee May 14th, 2013 at 9:09 am

    randy

    it is insane to not have cano already locked up several years ago.

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    This isn’t a new practice. It started long before Hal took over.

  61. comnsnse May 14th, 2013 at 9:36 am

    Blake, since you seem to be one of the major proponents of retaining Hughes, my question is in regards to a comment you made on a previous thread.

    You said “he seems to be regaining his arm strength to where it was prior to his injury”.

    Would you not agree that at his best “arm strength” his fastball was 91-93 and that in MLB circles this is considered a good but not special?

    His secondary pitches have always been suspect and as with all pitchers command is the most important requisite when you have what is considered an average fastball, and he generally has lapses where his average fastball is very hittable.

    Factoring all the above into his FA year and despite those occasional flashes of good work he seems to be the pitching asset the team can afford to put into a trade for a top IF prospect ready to play.

    Comments?

  62. comnsnse May 14th, 2013 at 9:43 am

    RE: attendance at home.

    1- lousy weather

    2-Injuries to stars

    3-A lack of belief that the fairy dust season propelled by pitching and retreads will continue.

    4- the economy and cost of actually attending games

    5-Maybe a better barometer would be to check the paid attendance figures not jus those empty seats.

    6-Other events involving NY teams in post season. This might also impact cable viewership, but you’d have to check Nielsen on that.

    Time-Warner will pay the Dodgers billions for I believe 20 yr. over air rights.

    I believe it’s a good bet because the real economy for most people is bad and will not soon improve.

    Making the dreaded tube a bargain!


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