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Yankees lineup

Posted by: Brian Heyman - Posted in Misc on May 14, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

1. Gardner CF
2. Cano 2B
3. Wells DH
4. Granderson LF
5. Overbay 1B
6. Nix SS
7. Suzuki RF
8. Nelson 3B
9. Romine C
Sabathia P
Nuno sent to Triple-A.

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209 Responses to “Yankees lineup”

  1. Northy May 14th, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    Hafner?

  2. Russell Munson May 14th, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    Maybe Hafner has some general stiffness.

  3. Yankee Trader May 14th, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    Blake-

    I understand your point about Hughes. His worth comes down to the “law of supply vs demand.”

    Some FA starters he might be competing with after this season:

    Garza
    Floyd
    Haren
    Hudson
    Johnson
    Lincecum
    Rodriguez
    Santana
    Volquez
    Halladay

    And Hughes is the youngest of all of them. Good time to hit the open market?

  4. blake May 14th, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    Romine? Wow

  5. Nick in SF May 14th, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    Cleanup debut for the Grandyman, right into the deep end.

  6. blake May 14th, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    “And Hughes is the youngest of all of them. Good time to hit the open market?”

    Incredibly good….Halladay broken, Haren terrible, Garza hurt, Johnson hurt, etc

  7. Shame Spencer May 14th, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    Well, if Felix has a poor start you’ll know it was Shoppach’s fault! ;)

  8. astrocityfan May 14th, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    i like wells being in there but hafner being out is odd. hope all is well,

  9. Russell Munson May 14th, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    Hafner may be tired from all that pinch-hitting in Colorado.

  10. kd May 14th, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    lincecum is going to get a huge contract from some team

  11. Yankee Trader May 14th, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    Yankee career batting numbers vs Hernandez

    http://espn.go.com/mlb/player/.....-hernandez

  12. Rich in NJ May 14th, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    “Romine? Wow”

    Oh, so it’s not some problem with my screen…

    Yay!

  13. blake May 14th, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    kd says:
    May 14, 2013 at 3:38 pm
    lincecum is going to get a huge contract from some team

    Id much rather have Hughes for the next 5 years

  14. CountryClub May 14th, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    Jon Heyman ?@JonHeymanCBS 24m cashman, girardi doing superb jobs; makeshift team thriving. (btw, no extension talk for either yet)

  15. Russell Munson May 14th, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    Romine is only starting to protect Stewart’s batting average.

  16. ObviousMan May 14th, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    Between Ichiro, Wells, Granderson, Gardner, and Hafner, somebody’s going to have sit each day. Today’s day is Hafner. I don’t see what the big deal is.

    Oh wait, I do: these are Yankee fans. Every molehill is Mt. Everest.

  17. Russell Munson May 14th, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    Jon Heyman = ObviousMan?

  18. DONNYBROOK May 14th, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    2 lefties going 4th and 5th makes me wonder what Girardi sees outta the Seattle Pen.

  19. luis May 14th, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    Willkamm,

    Posting from the phone. We have plenty of players that can probably duplicate Young’s current production ( Adams or Musty ) or even improve over it.

    Welcome back Grandy… Hopefully we get 2011 version and not 2012.

    As I thought, Nuno was sent down. As he should be starting and not getting butt blisters on the bench.

    Cmnsense,

    You are a great poster. But Hughes as #4 SP is very good. I wouldn’t overpay for him though. If he is willing to sign for the right deal I would extend him. But given our depth in the pitching department and Ichiro’s contract and to a certain degree Wells’s. I think he is gone.

  20. Nick in SF May 14th, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    And Grandy is starting in LF, BTW.

  21. MG May 14th, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    blake, you can take care of yourself but you are trying to talk sense with someone who has none-he did the same thing on the DN blogs for a long time.

  22. ron May 14th, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    Girardi will pull gardner,or ichiro,move wells to the o.f.,and ph haffner,if needed

  23. jackamir May 14th, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    Hafner had an awkward swing in the last game..I think he needs to be watched and Girardi is being careful.

  24. Jerkface May 14th, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    And Grandy is starting in LF, BTW.

    Truly the best.

  25. Russell Munson May 14th, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    Give Girardi credit for changing his mind about Granderson staying in CF. That’s a pretty good defensive outfield tonight.

  26. blake May 14th, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    MG says:
    May 14, 2013 at 3:42 pm
    blake, you can take care of yourself but you are trying to talk sense with someone who has none-he did the same thing on the DN blogs for a long time.

    Oh well….I don’t mind debate…just like the facts bein straight

  27. ron May 14th, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    Granderson in my fantasy lineup tonight for the first time

    Rosario
    howard
    cano
    segura
    longoria
    holliday
    granderson
    cain
    encarnacion
    gattis/dunn/duda/carpenter,with hanley on the dl.

  28. Jerkface May 14th, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    And romine 2 days in a row, also good.

  29. Shame Spencer May 14th, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    Is there any chance that Phil Hughes ends up being the hottest pitching FA this summer…???

  30. Shame Spencer May 14th, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    Jerkface May 14th, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    And romine 2 days in a row, also good.

    ——————–

    We’ll totally ignore that it had to happen when a double header was a part of the schedule!

  31. luis May 14th, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    Romine is on the lineup! YES!! Maybe I still lose the bet Nick

    Grandy in LF as he should.

  32. Rich in NJ May 14th, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    Sorry if this has already been posted, but it’s pretty good:

    http://espn.go.com/blog/new-yo.....king-felix

  33. G. Love May 14th, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    Personally, I like having Hafner on the bench to pinch hit in a big spot.

    Once upon a time the Yankees would sit guys like Tim Raines, Daryl Strawberry, Ruben Sierra, Chilli Davis and David Justice to play that role.

    It’s not some apocalyptic thing that Hafner gets days off.

  34. jackamir May 14th, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    Cashman on Francesa.

  35. Yankee Trader May 14th, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    Who will be sent “packing” when/if Adams is called up tomorrow?

    Francisco or Nelson?

  36. Shame Spencer May 14th, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    Hey hey hey….. I think someone may have called that Romine would start the first game of the Seattle series and since my predictions are so terrible regularly I remember that said person was Me.

    Yes.. that sound you hear is the pitter-patter of my hand on my back.

  37. Nick in SF May 14th, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    The score will be Stewie 3 Romine 2 if tonight’s lineup isn’t a Girardi prank.

    Maybe the catcher hazing period is over.

  38. Rich in NJ May 14th, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    “Once upon a time the Yankees would sit guys like Tim Raines, Daryl Strawberry, Ruben Sierra, Chilli Davis and David Justice to play that role.”

    Yeah, the change in the economics of baseball has enabled more teams to be able to pay players like Davis, Justice, and Raines.

  39. CountryClub May 14th, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    The Yanks should really run a 4 man OF rotation. Try to keep the hot hand in the lineup as much as possible, but the consistent rest will hopefully do Ichiro and Wells some good.

  40. G. Love May 14th, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    I hope Girardi shows the same flexibility in moving Grandy off CF when Tex returns re: his spot in the lineup against RHP.

    I do think winning with this current group has given the locker room back to Girardi in some strange way and perhaps he’ll not tip toe around guaranteed contracts and marquee names any longer.

    We saw a glimpse of that with his handling of Arod in the playoffs.

    I’d be thrilled with him if he stopped with back of the baseball card dogma and kept managing the roster to the best of his ability.

    And props to the front office for maneuvering the roster by using Nuno to spot start and then send him down to go back in the AAA rotation and stay on turn.

    They’re making the most out of the 24th-25th man so far this season.

  41. jacksquat May 14th, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    I just hope Hafner is ok and he not starting to have some sort of problem (back) that is going to be cronic.

    Romine huggers should celebrate.

    I’m glad they did the right thing and left Gardner in CF.

    And Overbay 5th, finally! I like Ichiro but he just doesn’t have enough pop to hit there.

  42. CountryClub May 14th, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    Once upon a time the Yankees would sit guys like Tim Raines, Daryl Strawberry, Ruben Sierra, Chilli Davis and David Justice to play that role.

    —————-

    By the end of the yr you could have a rotating bench that includes: Hafner, Ichiro, Wells, Youk, Gardner, Grandy & Arod. Not too shabby.

  43. Yankee Trader May 14th, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    Rich-

    Thanks for the good article on CC and Felix.

  44. luis May 14th, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    Shame,

    He is probably going to be the hottest item on the market. That’s why I think he is gone.

    Trader,

    Francisco would be my choice. But Nelson might have some options left. Another candidate could be Marshall, by then Warren should be rested.

  45. Against All Odds May 14th, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    Shame Spencer May 14th, 2013 at 3:50 pm
    Hey hey hey….. I think someone may have called that Romine would start the first game of the Seattle series and since my predictions are so terrible regularly I remember that said person was Me.

    Yes.. that sound you hear is the pitter-patter of my hand on my back.

    —————-

    First the Backstreet Boys and now this….what’s next the powerball

  46. jacksquat May 14th, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    G. Love May 14th, 2013 at 3:48 pm
    Personally, I like having Hafner on the bench to pinch hit in a big spot.

    Not a bad thing to have, but I prefer him in the lineup mashing.

  47. Niblick May 14th, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    No Stewie? Uh oh. How is this going to affect his dreams of world domination?

  48. jacksquat May 14th, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    Although maybe playing Romine vs Felix is a Girardi/Cashman conspiracy to make him have bad numbers and justify playing him only once per week. ;)

  49. Hassey May 14th, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    2007 All Star team – ACTIVATE!

    Grandy’s reappearance signals the end of the current feel-good vibe…the rest of the season automatically reverts to some reduced version of last year’s endless Ks

  50. jacksquat May 14th, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    Is Marshall on the roster? I thought he was just being held in reserve yesterday?

  51. G. Love May 14th, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    jacksqaut,

    My 2 cents? I think tonight’s lineup was a message to Vernon that they’ve truly appreciated everything he’s done so far and just because Grandy is back doesn’t mean he’s not going to play.

    He’s helped carry this offense thus far and the team doesn’t want to lose him mentally.

    They also have been on planes non stop for a week. I’m sure Hafner’s back could use a partial night off with pinch hitting duties on the table.

  52. Shame Spencer May 14th, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    @Joelsherman1

    Hafner sore right shoulder, go for MRI, will miss at least few days #Yankees

    Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!! – Nancy Kerrigan.

  53. Yankee Trader May 14th, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    Luis-

    Hi. Nelson is out of options.
    I see where Neal was activated and is hitting .324 for SWB

  54. ac1 May 14th, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    Hafner sore right shoulder, go for MRI, will miss at least few days #Yankees
    _____

    So we still won’t have a 25 man roster?
    Do we ever play with a full team?

  55. Shame Spencer May 14th, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    G. Love – Arod is allowed to be f**ked with, Tex is not. S’far as I can tell, anyway. Hope it turns out to be untrue when he returns.

  56. jacksquat May 14th, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    Wow, Cano has a .983 OPS vs Felix in 41 abs, .366 average.

  57. Yankee Trader May 14th, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    Shame-

    Good one! :)

  58. ac1 May 14th, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    Just DL Hafner now and bring up Musty.

  59. Hassey May 14th, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    no worries about the Haf and tonight’s short roster – I happen to be in the city and I can suit up at a moment’s notice. No need for warm-ups in the cage…one swing to get loose and two to produce!!!

  60. Rich in NJ May 14th, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    “– Arod is allowed to be f**ked with, Tex is not.”

    True, but kind of sad, because A-Rod has done so much more for this team.

  61. Shame Spencer May 14th, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    First the Backstreet Boys and now this….what’s next the powerball

    ———————-

    Definitely buying myself a ticket. If I win I’ll buy the blog and hire Chad. I guess I could let him still work on the blog….

  62. jacksquat May 14th, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    Now Hafner problems. :(

    It seems like it never ends this year…

  63. G. Love May 14th, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    Shows you what 2 cents are worth – Hafner to the DL would stink while we’re on a homestand.

  64. Shame Spencer May 14th, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    Yankee Trader May 14th, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    Shame-

    Good one! :)

    —————————-

    Whenever I say the word, ‘why?’ I say it like Nancy Kerrigan. #ShameFacts (which are sort of like Snapple Facts except even less truthy.)

  65. CountryClub May 14th, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    Just DL Hafner now and bring up Musty.

    ————-

    He hasn’t hit at all since he started playing again. That’s why Adams is coming up tomorrow instead.

  66. Rich in NJ May 14th, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    Guys like Youk and Hafner were expected to break down physically.

  67. Hassey May 14th, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    the bright side is that Haf wasn’t really hitting lately anyway, so now is the time for the inevitable DH stint. Grandy can hopefully match what Haf has done in the past 2 weeks.

  68. bruceb May 14th, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    FFS. Not Hafner now. Mind you, you can’t say we weren’t warned.

  69. jacksquat May 14th, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    Double wow, Teixeira has a 1.009 OPS vs Felix in 61 abs! How did that happen?

  70. CountryClub May 14th, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    River Ave. Blues ?@RiverAveBlues 5m Hafner had surgery on his right shoulder back in October of 2008 for what that’s worth

  71. Hassey May 14th, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    But it’s about to get awful windy in the seats behind the Yankee on-deck circle…and I don’t mean from the chili ‘n cheese Nachos

  72. G. Love May 14th, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    Rich,

    I think I may have predicted we’d get 60 games out of Hafner.

    I hope I’m wrong since he’s a solid bat when healthy.

    As for Youk, they’re not even talking about him returning soon which is concerning.

  73. Yankee Trader May 14th, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    Jack-

    Nix even better vs Hernandez. .500 BA, 1.183 OPS.

    But only 10 at bats. Sometimes it pays to be lucky! :)

  74. MG May 14th, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    Shame Spencer May 14th, 2013 at 4:03 pm
    Yankee Trader May 14th, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    Shame-

    Good one!

    —————————-

    Whenever I say the word, ‘why?’ I say it like Nancy Kerrigan. #ShameFacts (which are sort of like Snapple Facts except even less truthy.)
    —————————————–
    I think I heard Alex Ovechkin yelling it that way last night after it was 5-0 lol

  75. Rich in NJ May 14th, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    “Double wow, Teixeira has a 1.009 OPS vs Felix in 61 abs! How did that happen?”

    We need to see a season by season breakdown.

  76. CountryClub May 14th, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    As fans, we hoped that guys like Hafner and Wells could stay healthy and hot until reinforcements came. So far, so good. Hopefully the Hafner thing isnt serious. But either way, he was a huge help for a 1/4 of the season when they desperately neded him.

  77. Noreaster May 14th, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    Hey, if we get a real third baseman, this actually looks like a real lineup!

  78. Hassey May 14th, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    the only guys this team needs back are Jete and Youk

  79. Tyler May 14th, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    This is just from my memory and I could be totally off but I thought the Yanks had some pretty good success against Felix early in his career. But he’s absolutely dominated them the past 2 years or so… like 2 hit shutout domination.

  80. ac1 May 14th, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    He hasn’t hit at all since he started playing again. That’s why Adams is coming up tomorrow instead.
    _____

    Ok then not Musty. But we know Hafner was not going to stay healthy, so who else do we have on the 40 that can come up while Hafner goes away for 15 days? Did they not learn with Youkilis AND Nunez? Just DL now. Bring someone up to replace him. Hell just bring up Adams and replace Haf.

  81. Hassey May 14th, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    does Grandy get cheered tonight, or do the ALCS boos get even louder if he goes 0-5 with 4 or 5 Ks?

  82. ac1 May 14th, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    I agree Hafner really stepped up the first part of the year and we needed that. Grandy is back now and he and Wells can split the DH time and LF.

  83. Rich in NJ May 14th, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    I would take a reasonably healthy A-Rod over Youk.

  84. Hassey May 14th, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    the good thing about Grandy’s ABs is that he forces the pitcher to throw at least 3 pitches

  85. luis May 14th, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    JS,

    CoJo was 26th man, so he still around. My take is that he is the one going down once Warren is ready to take the long man’s role again. When Adams is called up, the timing will be perfect. My only question would be that you need to open up a space on the 40 men roster. Which means you need to dfa someone. Francisco makes the most sense. But it could be Nelson.

  86. Tyler May 14th, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    Hassey May 14th, 2013 at 4:09 pm
    the only guys this team needs back are Jete and Youk
    ————————————————————–

    Tex will help too. The guy is way overpaid for his production the past 3 years but he’ll help against LHP. Overbay has come up with some huge hits but I’m not confident he’ll keep those up.

  87. Rich in NJ May 14th, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    “This is just from my memory and I could be totally off but I thought the Yanks had some pretty good success against Felix early in his career. But he’s absolutely dominated them the past 2 years or so… like 2 hit shutout domination.”

    If so, maybe because they are better against pure hard throwers, and Felix is now a consummate pitcher who throws less hard?

  88. Hassey May 14th, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    The Yanks must have an IBM rocket scientist handling these roster moves

  89. UnKnown May 14th, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    Always has a way of working itself out doesn’t it. Although sometimes not in a good way.

    But this is why I am not all worked up about how we are going to integrate everyone together when they are all healthy. Everyone being healthy at some point throughout this season is probably not going to happen. Glad we have a nice balance of New Yankees and (what may be soon on not so soon to get back) Old Yankees to make it work.

  90. Tyler May 14th, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    Rich in NJ May 14th, 2013 at 4:10 pm
    I would take a reasonably healthy A-Rod over Youk.
    —————————————————————–

    I probably would too but I really love Youk’s approach when he’s going well at the plate. Working counts and going the opposite way… he’s the type of hitter that the Yanks have missed the past couple postseasons. A-Rod just can be too mental for me.

  91. Shame Spencer May 14th, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    Rich in NJ May 14th, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    Guys like Youk and Hafner were expected to break down physically.

    ————————

    Don’t say that Rich! No one could have predicted…

  92. Yankee Trader May 14th, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    Time to go and it’s time the Yankees beat Hernandez in YS.

    Until later.

  93. Shame Spencer May 14th, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    I’m not sure Musty would be up any time soon with our OF being full and Adams getting a call.

  94. Tyler May 14th, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    Rich in NJ May 14th, 2013 at 4:11 pm
    “This is just from my memory and I could be totally off but I thought the Yanks had some pretty good success against Felix early in his career. But he’s absolutely dominated them the past 2 years or so… like 2 hit shutout domination.”

    If so, maybe because they are better against pure hard throwers, and Felix is now a consummate pitcher who throws less hard?
    —————————————————————————-

    Yeah I think that’s the case. No doubt that Felix is on a different level than he was then, even though he’s always been very good. The Yanks (especially previous versions) could always get a pitch count up.

  95. luis May 14th, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    Is Hafner hurt?

    Trader, hi and thanks

  96. Hassey May 14th, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    15 years ago the stadium would have been packed against the Ms, even on a Monday night…thsoe were good games, butterflies int he fans stomachs, watching Junior’s nightly HRs

  97. Tyler May 14th, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    luis-

    Going for an MRI on his shoulder (right one I think?). Probably out a few days as of now.

  98. yankeefeminista May 14th, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    Luis, yes. Sore right shoulder, going for MRI.

  99. luis May 14th, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    I take 2012 Arod over most players. Reasonably healthy? I take him over all players not named ( Upton,Cabrera, Trout, Headley, Tulo and that kind of player)

  100. jacksquat May 14th, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    The time they really could have used Musty was right after Nunez got injured so they weren’t without a backup infielder. Now that Adams can be called up, they sort of compete with each other and Adams is hitting better atm (plus he can play 2B and maybe 1B vs lhp).

  101. Hassey May 14th, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    The Haf needs Bartolo’s stem cell shoulder treatments

  102. jacksquat May 14th, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    Arod is definitely better than Nix/Nelson, even when he was playing with a hip problem.

  103. igotid88 May 14th, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    Hughes has had better numbers at NYS than on the road. So pitching in a “pitcher’s ballpark” won’t be a factor. And I do agree that Boston could go after him. And he was a fan when he was a kid.

  104. luis May 14th, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    Thanks YF and Tyler… Why am I not surprised?

  105. CountryClub May 14th, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    JIM BOWDEN ?@JimBowdenESPNxm 2m Granderson said that he’s comfortable in playing RF or LF wherever Girardi and the Yankees want him to play doesn’t have a preference LForRF

  106. Warning Track Power May 14th, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    Nuno has nothing to hand his head about. Strictly a numbers move. He would not be available to the Yankees for a minimum of 4 days. Smart move to send him down and get a player
    that can help the team right now.

  107. Nick in SF May 14th, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    No one could have predicted that luis wouldn’t be surprised by Hafner’s shoulder issue. :neutral:

  108. Russell Munson May 14th, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    Shoulders can be problematic. Hope Hafner doesn’t miss too much time.

  109. charlestonchew May 14th, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    I’m excited to see David Adams play in his first major league game. It’s been long-anticipated. Too bad he’s had so many injuries. We may have seen him sooner.

  110. Warning Track Power May 14th, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    Imagine being Nelson right now. I’m sure he’s heard the rumors that come tomorrow someone will be activated to take his place on the team.
    Just trying to picture what is going through his mind and whether or not he can fully concentrate tonight.

  111. luis May 14th, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    Nick,

    It wasn’t an accident I called the team a “nursing home”… That’s usually what happens when you hire old vets.. They get hurt more often than not..

  112. blake May 14th, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    I really hope Hafner isn’t hurt bad….but if he does go down and misses time then the question of what to do with Overbay when Tex comes back gets a lot simpler……

  113. luis May 14th, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    Blake,

    It does… But I would take Hafner over either one of Tex and Overbay at the plate

  114. blake May 14th, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    The whole thing about Granderson’s FA value being hurt by him playing a corner rather than CF is silly to me…..any of the teams that consider him this winter if they are smart are going to be looking at him as more of a corner guy going forward anyways whether he plays CF this year or not. Teams more and more are looking at what you might do to gauge value rather than what you’ve done in the past and at 33 teams aren’t gonna see him as a CFer either way.

  115. MG May 14th, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    Hassey May 14th, 2013 at 4:14 pm
    15 years ago the stadium would have been packed against the Ms, even on a Monday night…thsoe were good games, butterflies int he fans stomachs, watching Junior’s nightly HRs
    —————————
    your memory is a little faded, here are the attendance figures for a 1998 early season series with the M’s as well as for a home stand in mid-May:

    22 22 Wednesday, Apr 29 boxscore NYY SEA W 8 5 16-6 2 0.5 Cone Fassero Rivera 3:31 N 27,949 +
    23 23 Thursday, Apr 30 boxscore NYY SEA W 9 8 10 17-6 1 up 0.5 Rivera Ayala 4:08 N 28,517 ++

    32 32 Tuesday, May 12 boxscore NYY KCR W 3 2 25-7 1 up 3.5 Wells Rusch Rivera 2:37 N 16,606 ++
    33 33 Wednesday, May 13 boxscore NYY TEX W 8 6 26-7 1 up 4.5 Cone Helling Rivera 3:13 N 23,142 +++
    34 34 Thursday, May 14 boxscore NYY TEX L 5 7 13 26-8 1 up 4.5 Patterson Banks Wetteland 4:53 N 20,694 -
    35 35 Friday, May 15 boxscore NYY MIN L 6 7 26-9 1 up 3.5 Milton Pettitte Aguilera 3:27 N 31,272 –
    36 36 Saturday, May 16 boxscore NYY MIN W 5 2 27-9 1 up 3.5 Mendoza Tewksbury Rivera 2:22 D 35,137 +
    37 37 Sunday, May 17 boxscore NYY MIN W 4 0 28-9 1 up 3.5 Wells Hawkins 2:40 D 49,820 ++
    38 38 Tuesday, May 19 boxscore NYY BAL W 9 5 29-9 1 up 4.5 Stanton Charlton 3:18 N 31,311 +++
    39 39 Wednesday, May 20 boxscore NYY BAL W 9 6 30-9 1 up 4.5 Irabu Key 3:08 N 32,449 ++++
    40 40 Thursday, May 21 boxscore NYY BAL W 3 1 31-9 1 up 5.0 Pettitte Erickson Rivera 2:49 N 34,588 +++++

  116. blake May 14th, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    “It does… But I would take Hafner over either one of Tex and Overbay at the plate”

    vs RHP if healthy yea for sure…..hopefully it’s a minor thing. I still am somewhat pessimistic that Tex will be back at all this year…..at least in a meaningful way…..even if he does come back the risk of re-injury seems rather high.

  117. Hassey May 14th, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    MG – come on dude, you have nothing better to do? What’s wrong with a little creative, nostalgic license?

  118. bruceb May 14th, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    Tex teaches Prince Harry how to swing a baseball bat…and Harry teaches Tex how to get naked.

  119. blake May 14th, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    All the Yankees need to do is cut about 15,000 stands out of Yankee stadium and they can claim they sell out every game like Boston does.

  120. ac1 May 14th, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    We just have to expect that Adams will go through a few mlb growing pains. Nerves knowing he has finally made it. Let’s all give him a couple days before we start jumping on him (unless he kills it immediately).

  121. MG May 14th, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    Hassey May 14th, 2013 at 4:30 pm
    MG – come on dude, you have nothing better to do? What’s wrong with a little creative, nostalgic license?
    ———————-
    sure, OK, I believe you…

  122. Hassey May 14th, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    now doesn’t that feel better?

  123. blake May 14th, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    “Hughes has had better numbers at NYS than on the road. So pitching in a “pitcher’s ballpark” won’t be a factor. And I do agree that Boston could go after him. And he was a fan when he was a kid.”

    career he has better numbers on the road. 88 OPS+ on the road vs 111 OPS + on the road…..he’s given up twice as many homers at home as on the road in his career.

    It’s also about perception….his biggest weakness is giving up homers and if you limit that in a bigger park then his numbers and effectiveness should improve.

  124. Hassey May 14th, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    Harry is going to be able to go back to England and be the best pop-up hitter in that nation’s history

  125. MG May 14th, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    If attendance is a measure of how good a team is or how exciting they are, then the 1961 Yankees must have been a snoozefest.

    I think the attendance on the day that Maris hit #61 was about 20,000 and I used to be able to get general admission seats in the upper deck behind home plate for $1.25.

    They used to get big crowds (55-65K) for holiday doubleheaders sometimes, that was about it…

  126. yankeefeminista May 14th, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    Hassey May 14th, 2013 at 4:30 pm
    MG – come on dude, you have nothing better to do? What’s wrong with a little creative, nostalgic license?
    __
    Regardless of the numbers, the fans yelled louder and sustained the roar longer in the good ole days. :twisted: ;)

  127. randy l. May 14th, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    no montero tonight?

    crap, i was finally interested in watching a yankee game :)

  128. Hassey May 14th, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    Yeesh – is 1998/9 now the good ole days?

    Ouch

  129. MG May 14th, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    yankeefeminista May 14th, 2013 at 4:42 pm
    Hassey May 14th, 2013 at 4:30 pm
    MG – come on dude, you have nothing better to do? What’s wrong with a little creative, nostalgic license?
    __
    Regardless of the numbers, the fans yelled louder and sustained the roar longer in the good ole days.
    —————————
    that’s a function of the ballpark construction, right?

  130. Jerkface May 14th, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    Hughes is an extreme flyball pitcher. It is a no brainer that moving to a more cavernous ballpark will help him. Seattle, Oakland, SFG, LAD, LAA, SDP, ATL, NYM.

    Any of those places would improve his numbers.

  131. Warning Track Power May 14th, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    Hassey
    We’re not old, just older.

    Jon Bon Jovi told me that once.

  132. yankeefeminista May 14th, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    MG, ballpark construction likely contributes but the old diehards who dumped their seasons after the switcharoo don’t attend as much anymore. Everyone who sat behind the plate for a mere pittance got pushed upstairs and to the outfield. Many dropped out after a few years, after being disenchanted with seat relocation or because Stubhub was cheaper. I love things about the new park, but not the crowd. Such a different experience.

  133. blake May 14th, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    I could see the giants , Dodgers, and Angels being big players for Hughes…..probably too much $ for SD and Oakland

  134. yankeefeminista May 14th, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    randy l. May 14th, 2013 at 4:43 pm
    no montero tonight?

    crap, i was finally interested in watching a yankee game :)
    ___
    lol. I guess we won’t get the 750 posts (a bit of an exaggeration) some were predicting…

  135. igotid88 May 14th, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    blake May 14th, 2013 at 4:38 pm
    “Hughes has had better numbers at NYS than on the road. So pitching in a “pitcher’s ballpark” won’t be a factor. And I do agree that Boston could go after him. And he was a fan when he was a kid.”

    career he has better numbers on the road. 88 OPS+ on the road vs 111 OPS + on the road…..he’s given up twice as many homers at home as on the road in his career.

    It’s also about perception….his biggest weakness is giving up homers and if you limit that in a bigger park then his numbers and effectiveness should improve.
    ———

    But he’s gotten better at home.

  136. jacksquat May 14th, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    If Montero isn’t catching, maybe they have a chance against Felix!

  137. Nick in SF May 14th, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    I had about 45 different Montero posts pre-written based on different likely scenarios (example: “That’s gotta be the longest homer this season to LF!!!”) and now I just feel cheap and used up. :sad:

  138. yankeefeminista May 14th, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    Luke Reasoner 13m
    A sneak look at a story about @ChasRiverDogs pitcher DePaula in @postandcourier Sports on Wednesday http://instagram.com/p/ZTku33OZ0X/
    ____
    Also unfortunately Josh Norris said that Encinas’ injury was an elbow…

  139. yankeefeminista May 14th, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    Nick, I heard that they were going to keep Montero out of all 3 games just to spite you. :mrgreen:

  140. blake May 14th, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    “But he’s gotten better at home.”

    I think that’s true and it’s good….but I still think he’d fair better in a different division and ballpark…..it’s not only about the home park either. All the AL east parks are hitter friendly…..all the NL west parks save Coors are national park huge

  141. MG May 14th, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    the team with the best attendance in MLB (%age of seats sold) is the Giants.

    I lived within walking distance of the ballpark for a couple of years in the early 2000′s, during which they went to the World Series 1X, and their fans aren’t close (in terms of passion and knowledge) to Yankees fans.

    The Bay Area has great bandwagon jumpers as a fan base-it doesn’t matter whether it’s the Giants, 49ers, Warriors, A’s, or Sharks, they jump on when the teams are good and go into witness protection when they suck.

    New York fans may be many things, but they never abandon their teams, that’s why they have the best fans.

    I loved living out there for 20 years but that is just the truth…

  142. Shame Spencer May 14th, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    yankeefeminista May 14th, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    Luke Reasoner 13m
    A sneak look at a story about @ChasRiverDogs pitcher DePaula in @postandcourier Sports on Wednesday http://instagram.com/p/ZTku33OZ0X/
    ____
    Also unfortunately Josh Norris said that Encinas’ injury was an elbow…

    ——————

    Whenever I see the name Josh Norris I think of John Norris and have crazy late-90s MTV News flashbacks.

  143. blake May 14th, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    YF,
    Lets hope the headline in that article is true

  144. Nick in SF May 14th, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    Cutting off their wins to spite Nick in SF?

    Bad move, Wedgy.

  145. Chip May 14th, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    Ok, I can’t act surprised that Pronk’s hurting…because well he’s Pronk…but seriously? We get one back means we have to have another one go down? Did someone break a mirror in Yankee land?

  146. MG May 14th, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    yankeefeminista May 14th, 2013 at 4:48 pm
    MG, ballpark construction likely contributes but the old diehards who dumped their seasons after the switcharoo don’t attend as much anymore. Everyone who sat behind the plate for a mere pittance got pushed upstairs and to the outfield. Many dropped out after a few years, after being disenchanted with seat relocation or because Stubhub was cheaper. I love things about the new park, but not the crowd. Such a different experience.
    ———————-
    the funny thing is that back in the ’50s, when there were 3 teams, Yankees fans were always considered strait laced corporate types who sat quietly at the games. The passionate fans belonged to the Dodgers and (to a lesser degree) the Giants.

    The Mets inherited many of the National League fans in the ’60s, I guess over the years many newer ones have come over to the Yankees and with it the additional passion at the stadium.

  147. blake May 14th, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    “the team with the best attendance in MLB (%age of seats sold) is the Giants.”

    That park is so pretty I wonder if it has sorta a Wrigley effect where people just go to games to be in a nice setting and eat hot dogs and drink beer etc…..

  148. blake May 14th, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    Plus of course the Giants are good

  149. blake May 14th, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    “Did someone break a mirror in Yankee land?”

    As long as they keep winning…..

  150. MG May 14th, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    blake May 14th, 2013 at 4:58 pm
    “the team with the best attendance in MLB (%age of seats sold) is the Giants.”

    That park is so pretty I wonder if it has sorta a Wrigley effect where people just go to games to be in a nice setting and eat hot dogs and drink beer etc…..
    —————
    exactly right, blake.

    It’s also in a place with good weather (for San Franscisco) and convenient. You can get to the park from the financial district in 20 minutes by trolley, Caltrans leaves you at the doorstep, and parking isn’t all that bad.

    If New Yankee Stadium had been built on W 42nd St in a similar manner they would sell out every game but that probably wouldn’t have been the right thing to do given the history of the franchise.

  151. Nick in SF May 14th, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    Part of the attraction of AT&T Park is that you get views like this (and better) from inside the park:

    https://twitter.com/sftweeindieguy/status/332688633079422976/photo/1

    San Francisco is one of the top tourist destinations in the country and AT&T Park is a lot more of a draw than that dog over in Oakland.

    And of course the Giants have won the World Series twice in the last three seasons. They have a pretty decent home sellout streak going, I think, and they also have promotions practically every other game, from bobblehead and gnome figurine giveaways to ethnic heritage nights — Left-Handed Aleutian Heritage Night was my personal favorite, but I’m right-handed so it’s hard for me to work the left-handed whale blubber extractor that they gave away that night.

  152. yankeefeminista May 14th, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    blake, duly noted, and if you haven’t noticed, my typing has been bad lately because I have been typing while keeping my fingers crossed. ;)

  153. Duh Innings II May 14th, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    Hafner’s injury is fake. He’s going on the DL so he can recharge his batteries for June and Suzuki can play every day haha

    Glad to see The Grandy Man back with the Yanks two days before the date I predicted he would return on here!

    If David Adams is called up tomorrow, how nice for him that he avoids facing Felix Hernandez : ) ?

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