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Pregame notes: Cashman to speak shortly

Posted by: vmercogliano - Posted in Misc on May 17, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

I don’t know exactly what’s going on, but the announcement was just made that Brian Cashman will be speaking to the media in 10 minutes. I’m cutting the notes short to find out what’s going on, but here’s what I’ve written so far. I’ll be back…

• Chris Stewart’s MRI came back clean, so the expectation is that he will only have to miss a few days. He said that he can catch in an emergency, but Austin Romine will be the starter for the time being. As Sweeny Murti reported, Bobby Wilson was not in the Triple-A lineup today, which probably indicates that he may be heading this way. Joe Girardi said that Alberto Gonzalez will serve as the emergency catcher.

• Travis Hafner isn’t in the lineup today against Blue Jays’ left-hander Mark Buehrle, but he sounds confident that he can pinch-hit if needed. He took batting practice, and Girardi said that he wanted to make sure that he could swing at 100 percent with no issues. I watched him take BP, and he seemed to get through it fine. Hafner has been dealing with tendinitis in his right shoulder and received a cortisone injection on Tuesday.

• Ben Francisco is DHing tonight against Buehrle, despite his .188 career average (3-for-16) against the southpaw. The dude is hitting just .125 on season, albeit in limited playing time. I have a feeling that his days in pinstripes may be numbered whenever Mark Teixeira is ready to return. The obvious candidate to be released should be Lyle Overbay (no real need for two first baseman), but he’s been a valuable commodity, while Francisco has been a bit of a black hole.

• No real update on Andy Pettitte yet. He left last night’s game with back spasms, but said the balky back had calmed down after the game. Girardi said that no decision has been made yet, but if he’s not able to make his next start, they will likely place him on the DL. As Girardi said last night, at Pettitte’s age, they expect the occasional bump in the road, and the Yankees have proven time and time again that they’d rather be cautious in these situations. Realistically, the DL would only have to cost him one start, anyway.

• David Adams is in the lineup again today after picking up his first RBI last night. His right-handed bat could prove to be valuable, as Girardi has wedged him in between lefties Overbay and Ichiro in the seven-hole. He was hitting .316 with a .897 OPS in 27 games in Scranton this season, and also hit over .300 last year with Trenton. His bat seems to have more big-league potential than some other Yankee infield call-ups that we’ve seen in recent years (see: Ramiro Pena).

• While Francisco has poor numbers off of Buehrle, quite a few of the Yankees in today’s lineup have had some notable success. Brett Gardner has a career .500 average against him (6-for-12), Vernon Well is hitting .480 (24-for-50), Ichiro is hitting .426 (23-for-54) and Robinson Cano has an even .400 batting average (8-for-20) with three homers. That’s four guys hitting .400 or better against Buehrle, while Jayson Nix isn’t far off at .385 (5-for-13).

 
 

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37 Responses to “Pregame notes: Cashman to speak shortly”

  1. Warning Track Power May 17th, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    WTP — who says I have no idea who I would replace Francisco with? You never asked.

    The guy has been absolutely brutal except for one accidental pop fly HR. I would have kept Boesch. Yes, they have too many lefties, but Boesch is better than Francisco vs LHP and is a better OF.
    ——————————————————————————————
    I like Boesch a lot, but since he is a lefty, Francisco gets to stay on the team, while Boesch
    gets at bats in AAA.
    Not always fair, but that’s how the ball bounces sometimes.

  2. Niblick May 17th, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    Maybe an update on his several girlfriends.

  3. Warning Track Power May 17th, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    Cashman press conference has me concerned.

    Could be ARod related=Bad news
    Something to do with Tex and his wrist=setback
    Jeter’s ankle=no news is good news

    ???

  4. Doreen May 17th, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    WTP -

    Those are the only three things I can think of for Cashman to speak like this about.

  5. luis May 17th, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    WTP,

    The odds of those three actually playing for us this season are slim… It wouldn’t surprise me that Tex will need surgery, Jeter won’t be able to resume baseball activities before September and that Arod suffered another set back…The latter being the most likely candidate to return IMO

  6. Rich in NJ May 17th, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    Ever the optimist: Maybe we’re trading some aging vets for a young position player!

  7. Warning Track Power May 17th, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    Pettitte to DL
    Nuno called back up

    OK this is decent news. No surprise Pettitte is going to the DL.
    And good for Nuno. He pitched so well in his last appearance

  8. Rich in NJ May 17th, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    I hope Pettitte takes his time so this stuff doesn’t keep happening.

  9. Doreen May 17th, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    Not totally unexpected. Whew.

  10. Niblick May 17th, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    Maybe Binder Joe is retiring.

  11. luis May 17th, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    Rich in NJ May 17th, 2013 at 5:54 pm
    Ever the optimist: Maybe we’re trading some aging vets for a young position player!

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

    I would throw a party if that ever happens ;)

    Rich and 86,

    CD is when you have two opinions that contradict themselves, therefore one of them is not true… not being able to see this is what causes CD

  12. comnsnse May 17th, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    Will this “Cashman Speaks” prattle be accompanied by lightning and thunder because if it is and this clown has a tablet in his hand I’ll become a Mets fan!

    Well maybe a Rays fan! ;)

  13. mick May 17th, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    it’s not that complicated. they will bash montero until his numbers get to where they should be., and then it will be silly to continue bashing him.
    ===================================
    they are not bashing montero, they are bashing the ones who won’t admit they were wrong about him who fear humiliation.

  14. joeman May 17th, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    jeter just took the boot off so I don’t think it’s anything to do with him…..could it be Andy ?…I say it’s about Arod

  15. igotid88 May 17th, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    It’s Andy

  16. joeman May 17th, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    Warning Track Power May 17th, 2013 at 5:56 pm
    Pettitte to DL
    Nuno called back up

    OK this is decent news. No surprise Pettitte is going to the DL.
    And good for Nuno. He pitched so well in his last appearance

    ————————–
    if that’s it not unexpected

  17. igotid88 May 17th, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    And if it was A-Rod it would have been everywhere before the press conference

  18. Niblick May 17th, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    Maybe CBS has bought the Yankees back.

  19. NYY_Girl_Penny May 17th, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    Niblick says:
    May 17, 2013 at 5:58 pm
    Maybe Binder Joe is retiring.
    —–

    if only… ill be sphappy if they dont reup his contract !

  20. randy l. May 17th, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    mick , you may have cognitive bashonance .

    that’s the discomfort found when bashing two or more conflicting players.

  21. jmills May 17th, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    Hey Joe, your team beat my team, congrats. To feel better, I’m pulling for the Rangers :)

  22. joeman May 17th, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    igotid88 May 17th, 2013 at 6:12 pm
    And if it was A-Rod it would have been everywhere before the press conference

    ———————————-
    that just might happen & still not expecting Jeter back before july

  23. fantasygame101 May 17th, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    this is what andy brings to a team now. A 4 to 6 starts then something comes up, a dl stint at least 2 times in a season. His spot should be a tryout for the following yr candidates.

  24. joeman May 17th, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    jmills May 17th, 2013 at 6:15 pm
    Hey Joe, your team beat my team, congrats. To feel better, I’m pulling for the Rangers
    ——————————–
    1st period was like they were in slow motion for both teams, but it got going after that…going to be a 7 game series but the NYR goalie looked a little shakey B’s hit 4 post

  25. comnsnse May 17th, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    Luis, does your definition apply to politics?

    Remember though opinions are translated to beliefs and values by some in our political process by some no matter their abject failures of the past.

    When, “if we do not learn from our past we are thus condemned to repeat it’.

    I call that OCD or a compulsive desire to destroy the greatest model of governance yet devised for ideological obsessions!

  26. joeman May 17th, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    really at this point whatever you get out of Andy is a plus

  27. comnsnse May 17th, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    By some twice!

  28. jmills May 17th, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    Here’s hoping Buehrle hurls but doesn’t hurl,….u kno what I mean. ( I’m still not sure of his spelling when I come up against it )

  29. luis May 17th, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    comnsnse May 17th, 2013 at 6:18 pm
    Luis, does your definition apply to politics?

    Remember though opinions are translated to beliefs and values by some in our political process by some no matter their abject failures of the past.

    When, “if we do not learn from our past we are thus condemned to repeat it’.

    I call that OCD or a compulsive desire to destroy the greatest model of governance yet devised for ideological obsessions!

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

    It really applies to all facets of life… But I’ll tell you what I belief in… Nobody owns the truth… The more concious a person is of his own limitations, the better the world will be.

  30. joeman May 17th, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    Though his mind is not for rent
    Don’t put him down as arrogant
    His reserve, a quiet defense
    Riding out the day’s events
    The river

  31. jmills May 17th, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    Joe, it should by all sound calculus, end up being an interesting series,…if only for what the Ranger coach might end up saying.

  32. comnsnse May 17th, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    Mick, consider that your posts and ridiculous certainty about Montero have become tiresome, but if it pleases you.

    Everyone is entitled to be foolish occasionally!

    Have at it!

  33. jmills May 17th, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    Joe, anytime’s a good time for, Rush,……that’s why I live largely alone ( my daughter is desensitized at this point ).

  34. comnsnse May 17th, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    Luis, most profound!

    I usually coopt Browning and say, “Man’s reach should exceed his grasp”, but he should know his limitations!

    Of course notions like these necessitate sitting on a rock and contemplating the world around us which mainly is what retirees do! ;)

  35. jmills May 17th, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    Comnsnse, you have occupation ’round these parts, lucky toi! :D Do you recall Reggie Smith with the Toronto Maple Leafs?

  36. joeman May 17th, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    next

  37. jmills May 17th, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    Elston Howard played up here as well. ( Its all in my, ” Baseball’s Back in Town ” book from, ’77 )


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