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Romine back behind the plate

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on May 26, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Brett Gardner CF
Robinson Cano 2B
Vernon Wells LF
Travis Hafner DH
Lyle Overbay 1B
David Adams 3B
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Jayson Nix SS
Austin Romine C

LHP CC Sabathia

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71 Responses to “Romine back behind the plate”

  1. Niblick May 26th, 2013 at 11:51 am

    Stewie hurt again? Is this another Youk situation – one game in and then DL?

  2. mick May 26th, 2013 at 11:53 am

    So Stewart has groin discomfort…my crystal balls see him in rehab soon with a cervelli/romine tandem behind the plate….thumbs up for competition.

  3. Doreen May 26th, 2013 at 11:53 am

    I thought Stewart might still be experiencing discomfort when he didn’t make the play on the pop up yesterday. It wasn’t an esy play by any means, but I did wonder t the time if he couldn’t get there as quickly as he might have, and if the groin was still bothering him.

  4. Doreen May 26th, 2013 at 11:55 am

    Poor Nunez. :(

    Nuno down maybe, since he pitched yesterday, and Pettitte should be making his start this week?

  5. mick May 26th, 2013 at 11:55 am

    Who and why is this guy on the 25 man and for how long?

    David Huff

    Drafted by the Anaheim Angels in the 31st round of the 2003 MLB June Amateur Draft from Edison HS (Huntington Beach, CA), the Philadelphia Phillies in the 19th round of the 2005 MLB June Amateur Draft from Cypress College (Cypress, CA) and the Cleveland Indians in the 1st round (39th) of the 2006 MLB June Amateur Draft from University of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA).

  6. mick May 26th, 2013 at 11:56 am

    Why did Stewart hold on to his mask on that popup?
    That was a bad sign of something.

  7. ltl May 26th, 2013 at 11:57 am

    randy:

    Maybe a silly question, but can you explain why Romine sometimes fully extends one leg? Is it just his style, or is it a “catcher” trick? I notice that Stewart does not do this.

  8. MG May 26th, 2013 at 11:57 am

    There must be some kind of enormous disconnect in the universe because Randy saw Montero catch once and sees a major league catcher while Eric Wedge, who WAS a major league catcher (atlhough briefly, but did play regularly in AAA for a number of years) and saw him every day for two years decided he couldn’t.

    I just don’t know who to believe, my faith in humanity and universal truth has been broken forever…

  9. MG May 26th, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    I hope Stewart is going to be OK because he has done an excellent job behind the plate for the Yankees and has contributed offensively.

    Romine is pretty good defensively but overmatched at the plate by major league pitching.

  10. jacksquat May 26th, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    Montero can catch if the definition of catching is “can stop the ball from going to the backstop most of the time”.

  11. jacksquat May 26th, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    Lohud Yankees Blog @LoHudYankees
    Ben Francisco is the move for David Huff

  12. ac1 May 26th, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    If huff does nothing else he will be remembered for being the move that finally dfa’d francisco..

  13. jacksquat May 26th, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    So 13 pitchers and 12 position players?

  14. ObviousMan May 26th, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    Most of cashman’s ” bad” waiver additions have worked out pretty well. Huff should be more if the same.

  15. Ys Guy May 26th, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    randy i totally respect your opinion on catching. how could anyone question it?

    however i also respect the catching knowlege of joe girardi, tony pena and eric wedge and they don’t seem to have agreed with your assessment of montero.

  16. randy l. May 26th, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    “There must be some kind of enormous disconnect in the universe because Randy saw Montero catch once and sees a major league catcher while Eric Wedge, who WAS a major league catcher (atlhough briefly, but did play regularly in AAA for a number of years) and saw him every day for two years decided he couldn’t.”

    mg-

    first you’ll have to figure out the disconnect between wedge #1 after watching for a year makes monetro his starting catcher and then wedge #2 who after 4 weeks got down on him .

    who’s the smarter guy wedge #1 or wedge #2?

    i’d love to chat more , but $$$$$$$ are trying to jump in the boat :)
    later

  17. mick May 26th, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    so that answers my huff question…

  18. MG May 26th, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    maybe Huff is a better hitter than Francisco as well…

    the Yankees have two games at Citifield with no DH and face a righty today.

    Maybe they wanted another pitch in the ‘pen for a couple of days since they went through a bunch of them yesterday and figure that they have an extra position player available for the next two games, at which time they can make more moves.

  19. comnsnse May 26th, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    1- Romine is not the answer as an everyday catcher.

    2- If Stewart is not healthy pick up someone else temporarily because our prospects are not ready.

    3- Possible temporary solution to the Tex return and Overbay. Use Tex as the everyday DH for awhile to see hoe he does vs RH pitching with Overbay remaining as the first baseman.

    4-Nunez, when he is ready after a rehab stint is the SS, and Brignac who is horrible at the plate goes!

    5-Ichiro who can still field, throw and run like a guy 15 years younger must start to hit or at least improve his OBP otherwise we’re in trouble vs RH pitching.

    6-Boesch is a large “gate” swinging with his mechanics.

    7- The pitching to date has been the major revelation especially the young guys but I believe Nuno goes down when Pettitte is ready.

    8-Anyone else fell the Girardi is particularly dour and somewhat distracted in his interviews where he gives the same clichéd responses.

    Could this be his concern re: whether he will be retained?

    Maybe Hal and the accountants have decided like the rest of corporate America to reduce costs of all personnel/humans! ;)

  20. mick May 26th, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    Jack Curry ? @JackCurryYES

    With Teixeira back soon, don’t be shocked to see Overbay take balls in OF. Asked Cashman if that’s possibility, he said, “Can’t rule it out”
    ==============================
    Called this yesterday.

  21. Bo knows May 26th, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    I think I’ll just come on here, post “Montero”, blah, blah and duck. Limited theme, limited discourse. Talk about Pavlovian. Much ado about very little.

  22. mick May 26th, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    You cannot take Hafners AB’s away by DHing Tex.

  23. Ys Guy May 26th, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    happy fishin!

  24. MG May 26th, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    randy l. May 26th, 2013 at 12:14 pm
    mg-

    first you’ll have to figure out the disconnect between wedge #1 after watching for a year makes monetro his starting catcher and then wedge #2 who after 4 weeks got down on him .

    who’s the smarter guy wedge #1 or wedge #2?
    ——————–
    there is only one Wedge and he’s decided that Montero can’t cut it as a major league catcher.

    Maybe they expected him to hit (he hasn’t)

    Maybe only throwing out 4% of base stealers this year made him decide it.

    Maybe he has a bad attitude.

    Maybe he can’t run (not maybe on that)

    Or just maybe they have a better all around player at AAA (Zunino) and gave him the job in the spring to find out what they had.

    I really don’t care, you are the one with an opinion to prove right regardless of the facts.

  25. Ghostwriter May 26th, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    Bo knows May 26th, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    I think I’ll just come on here, post “Montero”, blah, blah and duck. Limited theme, limited discourse. Talk about Pavlovian. Much ado about very little.
    ====

    It’s insanely boring at this point. Apparently, there is nothing new to be said on the subject. Why not leave it alone for a while? Or even a day? (I’m not talking about you, Bo)

  26. Bo knows May 26th, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    Well, if Girardi’s tenure is in doubt after his performance so far, then I don’t think he’ll remain unemployed for very long.

    I think he is just tired of all the mind numbing questions – “How does it feel?”. They’re playing a sport – What is this about feelings?

  27. ltl May 26th, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    8-Anyone else fell the Girardi is particularly dour and somewhat distracted in his interviews where he gives the same clichéd responses.

    Not sure Girardi is dour–might just be too much duct tape, bailing wire, and fingers in the dike trying to hold everything together, but if facial expressions mean anything, he certainly wasn’t pleased with Nova’s performance.

  28. Bo knows May 26th, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    I just do a quick check on Randy’s posts and if it’s “the same old’ motor on by. I get caught by the responses by sensible people that normally have input.

  29. Tar May 26th, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    “What is this about feelings?”

    “it’s more than a feeling” for Boston.

    Sorry that was really bad. Yikes

  30. mick May 26th, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    It’s insanely boring at this point. Apparently, there is nothing new to be said on the subject. Why not leave it alone for a while? Or even a day? (I’m not talking about you, Bo)
    =========================
    We declared the subject dead a few days ago when Montero was sent down but Randy the Contrarian decreed this not so. His fellow cohorts seem to have given up but Randy with the Agenda never will, right or wrong…

  31. Ghostwriter May 26th, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    Unfortunately, he often winds up sidetracking the whole thread with his nonsense…

  32. MG May 26th, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    Overbay is in his mid 30s and has never played the outfield, at any level, in organized baseball.

    He said yesterday he can’t.

    What makes anyone think he can handle it at the major league level with on-the-fly training?

    It’s a nice idea but completely impractical…

  33. Niblick May 26th, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    Montero 1.064 OPS with Tacoma so far.

  34. Bo knows May 26th, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    Marakovits must be reading from the same teleprompter as her predesessor. Surely a blonde moment would have passed by now. All that fluff is hard on sinuses.

  35. Bo knows May 26th, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    err predecessor

  36. mick May 26th, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    overbay played some of in the minors, lf & rf

  37. Tar May 26th, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    Not sure about Overbay, but I can see Jeter transitioning to the OF if his ankle won’t hold up to the demands of playing SS.

  38. mick May 26th, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    nancy as morticia adams?

  39. Ghostwriter May 26th, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    MG May 26th, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    Overbay is in his mid 30s and has never played the outfield, at any level, in organized baseball.

    He said yesterday he can’t.

    What makes anyone think he can handle it at the major league level with on-the-fly training?

    It’s a nice idea but completely impractical…

    He did it for about 20 games in the minors, umpteen years ago. Teix actually has more ML experience in the outfield than Overbay (not that I’m suggesting moving him). I don’t think that either player will see time in the outfield, barring some set of incredibly unlikely circumstances. That said, I do like that the Yanks are looking for ways to keep Overbay on the roster.

  40. MG May 26th, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    I was wrong, Overbay has played 30 games in the outfield at AA and made 3 errors in 31 chances.

    That still doesn’t add up to a reasonable major league outfielder to me but I will defer to the Yankees on this one…

  41. mick May 26th, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    tar…no answers? comebacks? disappointed.

  42. cogen777 May 26th, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    MG May 26th, 2013 at 12:27 pm
    Overbay is in his mid 30s and has never played the outfield, at any level, in organized baseball.

    Played OF in the minors. 25 to 30 games.

  43. mick May 26th, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    Nuno must be getting Andys next start….Nova got out of it but Joe seemed perturbed…he should stay in the pen till he gets his “focus” tool sharpened.

  44. cogen777 May 26th, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    This isn’t good. Nunez shut down. Excuse me if its already been posted.

    http://www.rotoworld.com/player/mlb/4433

  45. Tar May 26th, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    “tar…no answers? comebacks? disappointed.”

    About the Addams family… I liked “thing”.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msX-SizUAiQ

  46. Ghostwriter May 26th, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    Niblick May 26th, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    Montero 1.064 OPS with Tacoma so far.

    He has 3 hits in 10 at-bats. Do you really think that’s meaningful?

  47. mick May 26th, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    Unfortunately, he often winds up sidetracking the whole thread with his nonsense…
    =====================
    The one-trick pony shtick is wearing thin with only a handful left left to “debate” him.
    Does seem troll-like tho’…

  48. Niblick May 26th, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    Ghost – of course it’s not statistically meaningful. I posted it just to annoy the participants (on both sides) of the great Montero debate, which is becoming quite stale by now.

  49. mick May 26th, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    “tar…no answers? comebacks? disappointed.”

    About the Addams family… I liked “thing”.
    ========================
    nah…the on again off again friendship

  50. Tar May 26th, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    Let’s see Randy 1 post, response of one sort or another plus 10.

    Randy wins!!!!!!

  51. MG May 26th, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    when Montero was sent down all I said was that there is an enormous jump from the minors to the majors and not everyone can handle it.

    I don’t count anyone as a ‘can’t miss’ prospect because of that.

    I just get sick of reading about how teams screw up prospects all the time with no responsibility for not making it given to the player, who is the one ultimately responsible.

    I will not make another mention of Montero on this blog, if he becomes a good major league player that’s OK with me but the ball is in his court.

  52. mick May 26th, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    Randy lives for this but not even you Tar indulge him…

  53. Ghostwriter May 26th, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    “I just get sick of reading about how teams screw up prospects all the time with no responsibility for not making it given to the player, who is the one ultimately responsible.”

    This. Spot on!

  54. mick May 26th, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    13 pitchers to 12 players is curious.
    Need extra bullpen for 2 games with Mets?
    Keep Huff for a week?

  55. Tar May 26th, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    “nah…the on again off again friendship”

    You’re so needy sometimes, what are we going out or something?

    Mick I’m going to plant some “shrubbery” ( :D ) in my yard, I’m not mad or anything, it will be ok. Hang in there you will be fine.

  56. mick May 26th, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    tar you have your own insecurities macho man….moody.

  57. fantasygame101 May 26th, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    It always took ages for nunez to heal. Last yr, the same thing.

  58. Doreen May 26th, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    When there’s basically an injury a day, I wouldn’t expect Girardi to be upbeat, and he’s always given cliched answers.

  59. SoS May 26th, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    Good morning fellas.
    Montero just filed a restraining order on yankee fans. Asking to please stop stalking him. Hes not a our girl friend any longer and has moved on. So should we. Please respect his wishes.

    In other news. Can we call uo a catcher that can hit better than girardi did in his days. Hell I’d take flaherty out of the booth. We are loaded at this position. If we re going to have an interstate batting avg why not have a stud come up and go through the growing pains. Murphy come on down.

    Lastly. 2 light hitting outfielders can’t be the answer. See catching comment.

  60. Ghostwriter May 26th, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    It’s nice to see the Yanks finally win a series at the Trop, going through the Rays’ best pitcher to do it. A sweep would be sweet, and make for a successful road trip, after a tough turn at Camden Yards.

  61. MG May 26th, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    how many here know that Stewart has better offensive numbers this year than both AJ Pierczynski and Miguel Montero?

    He’s also throwing out almost half of the base stealers.

    He’s really done a terrific job filling in, particularly since the pitchers like throwing to him.

  62. Ghostwriter May 26th, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    Doreen May 26th, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    When there’s basically an injury a day, I wouldn’t expect Girardi to be upbeat, and he’s always given cliched answers.

    When the questions are cliched, then the responses tend to follow a sort of inertia…

  63. MG May 26th, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    Ghostwriter May 26th, 2013 at 12:50 pm
    It’s nice to see the Yanks finally win a series at the Trop, going through the Rays’ best pitcher to do it. A sweep would be sweet, and make for a successful road trip, after a tough turn at Camden Yards.
    —————–
    Ghost, it’s all because of me-every time I go to a Yankees game at the Trop they lose so I’ve stayed away this weekend :)

  64. Tar May 26th, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    “tar you have your own insecurities macho man”

    Macho man? Uh oh you shouldn’t have went there. :twisted:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AO43p2Wqc08

  65. Ghostwriter May 26th, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    SoS May 26th, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    Good morning fellas.
    Montero just filed a restraining order on yankee fans. Asking to please stop stalking him. Hes not a our girl friend any longer and has moved on. So should we. Please respect his wishes.

    ===

    LMAO!! Awesome. Thanks for that :)

  66. mick May 26th, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    are you the indian or the construction guy?

  67. SoS May 26th, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    I cannot ever remember another prospect that was traded by the yankees and hasn’t proved anything in the bigs talk about so much.
    He’s probably the first yankee to make the gammons hof before stepping onto a major league field.

    Can anyone remember anyone similiar. Eric duncan, rivera?

  68. fantasygame101 May 26th, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    After that hit last night, I thought boesch will get a chance today and wells sits.

  69. comet May 26th, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    I for one have been down on Girardi since he took the job. Last year I said all through the year I’d be fine with him being fired. What he has done this year has changed my mind.

    One of the problems on these boards is that posters don’t want someone to change their mind. The fun comes from forcing your opponent into a corner until he or she throws up their hands in surrender and you can say “see I was right and you were WRONG”. If people’s views don’t change with changed circumstances then that’s a problem.

  70. mick May 26th, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    The fun comes from forcing your opponent into a corner until he or she throws up their hands in surrender and you can say “see I was right and you were WRONG”.
    ===========
    It’s funny that it comes from the so called elite posters…the others are just calling their nonsense on them.

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