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Postgame notes: “He’s always trying to throw the best game possible”

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

CC Sabathia

That picture above is CC Sabathia walking off the mound at the end of a one-run seventh inning. In its own way, that picture tells the story of how good Sabathia was tonight.

“When you have two aces out there, you just want to give them a few runs,” Mark Teixeira said. “And once we got that lead, you could just tell (Sabathia) wasn’t going to give it up. He was upset he gave up one run. That’s how good he was tonight. He was pretty dominant.”

Ten strikeouts, no walks and one run against the first-place team in the American League East. Sabathia got all but five outs tonight, snapped a five-game losing streak, and outpitched Jon Lester. Five days ago, we were wondering whether age, surgery and a diminished fastball had robbed Sabathia’s ability to be a legitimate top-of-the-rotation starter. Tonight, he was disappointed to give up a single run.

“It’s kind of what we’re used to seeing from CC, and he gave it to us,” Girardi said.

Sabathia’s fastball velocity was up a little bit — “I haven’t seen any 94s until tonight,” Girardi said. “And there were a lot of 92s to 94s” — but of course, Sabathia dismissed his increased velocity just as quickly as he dismissed his diminished velocity earlier this season.

“When I was younger, I did (care about velocity),” he said. “I thought that was the way I was getting guys out. As I got older, I know it’s more location than it is velocity. … I didn’t feel that much different than I did (giving up seven runs) in Tampa, but just being aggressive in the strike zone and attacking guys, that was the biggest difference.”

It obviously helped that his fastball was a little harder and his slider was a little sharper, but Sabathia said that sharpness might have been an effect, not a cause. By simply being aggressive, Sabathia said, his stuff became sharper and more effective. There were no significant mechanical changes in his bullpens, and no drastic changes in his game plan. Sabathia was just … better.

“I mean, he’s a gamer,” Chris Stewart said. “He’s always trying to throw the best game possible. When he goes out there, he’s trying to shut down the offense.”

That’s what he did tonight, and you can tell by the way he reacted to the one blemish in an otherwise overwhelming and much-needed win.

Mark Teixeira• The Yankees got on the board with a two-run second inning, which started with a walk in Teixeira’s first plate appearance. “It’s going to take a few days knocking some rust off,” Teixeira said. “Great first at bat, getting to run around the bases and score a run. That really breaks you in a little bit, and you want to feel like you’re helping the team out as soon as you get out there. … I’d rather walk and win than hit a home run and lose.”

• Next time the Yankees scored was in the fifth, when Kevin Youkilis had an RBI single, his first hit since coming off the disabled list. “The pitching is way better here (than in extended spring),” Youkilis said. “We’ll get our timing and all of that. … All the hits you can get, it’s always a good thing. In those situations, especially with the 3-0 lead, it gives a little more breathing room for the pitcher.”

• Teixeira said he’s not doing much postgame medical maintenance on his wrist. “The only thing I do is ice it,” he said. “We’ll probably do that for a couple more weeks, and then we’ll see how that goes.”

• Girardi said there’s a good chance Youkilis will be a DH again tomorrow and play third base on Sunday when David Adams will presumably go to the bench against a right-handed starter.

• The Yankees walked four times tonight. They hadn’t drawn a walk in three games before this. “Just having (Teixeira and Youkilis) in our lineup, seeing pitches,” Stewart said. “They’ve been around a lot. They’re going to make the pitcher work out there and with what we did early on, we made Lester throw strikes and throw a lot of pitches. We got ahead in some counts and put some runs up early.”

• Sabathia had his 36th career 10-strikeout game, and his 17th as a Yankee. He’s now tied with Al Downing for the third-most 10-strikeout games in Yankees history. His fifth-inning strikeout of David Ross was the 889th strikeout of his Yankees career, passing David Cone for sole possession of 17th place on the franchise’s all-time list.

Mariano Rivera, Chris Stewart• Did Sabathia realize he was throwing the ball harder? “I try not to look up there and see what I’m throwing,” he said. “Just try to go off the swings. I really can’t tell you because I don’t feel like I was throwing my fastball in the zone enough (in recent starts) to get swings and misses or even to get attempts. Tonight, I did. It was a lot better.”

• Hilarious response of the night came from Girardi when asked whether Sabathia was doing anything different to make his fastball so much better. “He was throwing it harder,” Girardi said.

• Vernon Wells had his first extra-base hit since May 21. … Ichiro Suzuki had his first RBI since May 10. … Mariano Rivera had his first save since blowing one at Citi Field on Tuesday. He has converted 36 consecutive save opportunities at Yankee Stadium.

• Girardi on his ejection: “I just wanted him to get help, just to ask. He said he got a good look at it. From my viewpoint, I thought he was off the bag. He was not. I was wrong. But all I wanted was to ask him to get help. They do it in games, and I don’t really understand why I got tossed. I got a little upset after he tossed me, but all I asked was, just ask. If you ask and they say he’s out, I walk away.”

• There’s also this: “I blame K-Long,” Girardi said. “K-Long told me to go out there. He said, ‘Go! Go! Go!’”

• Hitters were quite often frustrated with the low strike calls by home plate umpire Lance Barksdale. “It was consistent on both sides,” Teixeira said. “I wasn’t happy with it. None of the hitters were happy with it, but it was consistent. Lance is a very good umpire, and he was consistent for both sides.”

• Final word goes to Sabathia: “I always feel like it’s my responsibility when I’m out there to give this team a chance to win; go out and pitch well enough to try to win. With us having a tough week, getting swept by the Mets, you want to go out and have a good game. I was lucky enough to do that tonight.”

Associated Press photo

 
 

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101 Responses to “Postgame notes: “He’s always trying to throw the best game possible””

  1. Jerkface June 1st, 2013 at 12:11 am

    CC really came up big. nyuk nyuk nyuk

  2. Nick in SF June 1st, 2013 at 12:15 am

    On that note, 8 shutout innings from our pal Bartolo Colon in Oakland this evening vs. the White Sox.

    A vintage CC performance is a great way to close out a brutal end to an uneven month. Could be a nice shot in the arm going into June, but the biggest shot in the arm will be if CC can maintain and build on the progress he showed tonight. Then we really will have twin aces atop the rotation and that will make everything else easier.

  3. Nick in SF June 1st, 2013 at 12:19 am

    Bartolo out in the 9th. Let’s all enjoy this together.

  4. jacksquat June 1st, 2013 at 12:19 am

    David Robertson ? @DRob30
    Thanks Pete! ;) RT @PeteAbe: Like the Yankees, don’t like the Yankees, whatever. Cool to see that guy jog in from the bullpen.

    lolloloollol

  5. Niblick June 1st, 2013 at 12:32 am

    Sometimes he tries a little bit harder than other times.

  6. Nick in SF June 1st, 2013 at 3:08 am

    Past midnight in the LoHud West.

    Blue Jays and Padres are in the 17th inning; our pal Melky just made the 3rd out of the top of te inning and is now 1-8 for the night. Joey Bats is 0-7. Lots of ugly lines as one might imagine in a 17 inning game (and counting).

    The outcome of this one doesn’t look to have much bearing on anything, yet it’s grimly compelling. Nonetheless, sleep calls. Goodnight and good morning.

  7. UnKnown June 1st, 2013 at 3:12 am

    Jays get walked off in the seventeenth.

  8. Nick in SF June 1st, 2013 at 3:15 am

    And the Padres reporterette gets drenched. That was worth the wait. Goodnight!

  9. jmills June 1st, 2013 at 3:16 am

    Feeling good. Playing Padres makes sense, Dave Winfield.

  10. jmills June 1st, 2013 at 3:24 am

    This inter-league crap is,….crap, and has nothing to do with the Jays spinning another one. I like the Eastern rivals 18 times, but I have no need to see Atlanta unless an October Jimmy key is shutting them down.

  11. theREALkevin June 1st, 2013 at 3:32 am

    I think the phils talked down brown to get teams to offer + to motivate him. Looks like they always wanted to keep him sorta and it’s paying off. He was always a big talent and I was hoping the yanks could get him, maybe his true value in the Phillies eyes was never low enough though.

  12. jmills June 1st, 2013 at 3:37 am

    As Bobby Clarke is my witness, I disdain all things, Philly; I don’t care if Pat Gillick and Halladay went there.

  13. theREALkevin June 1st, 2013 at 3:48 am

    “Nick in SF ?@sftweeindieguy 6h

    Ball in glove, foot on base, no Yankee yet in sight. Sorry, but the ump got it right.”

    Nick- necessary? I think it was obvious he got it right, maybe Girardi was just trying to light a fire under a team that had lost five in a row

  14. RadioKev June 1st, 2013 at 6:28 am

    CC returning to dominance? No surprise there. He’ll figure it out. He might not consistently be a top ten pitcher anymore, but I predict he’ll be successful until his retirement. He’s a warrior.

    Howdy folks! Been gone a couple weeks… made a trip to Toronto. Saw the Jays game were Lawrie was tossed and their starter was bounced before he could finish the second inning. What an awesome city.

  15. 86w183 June 1st, 2013 at 7:10 am

    Good morning RadioKev and anyone else out there who doesn’t believe in sleeping in !!

    CC looked great last night and while the lineup didn’t do a lot, it’s still a much better looking group vs LHP. The real challenge comes Sunday night vs Buchholz when Girardi has to sit Hafner, Tex or Overbay.

    Hopefully Nuno and Nova will make a strong start or two or three in Scranton and become even more valuable commodities.

  16. RadioKev June 1st, 2013 at 7:12 am

    Do the Yankees have a better win percentage when Girardi gets tossed out of games? Seems like they do. I think it’s one of his better qualities as a manager. Always fun to see Joe go at it.

  17. blake June 1st, 2013 at 7:20 am

    Do the Yankees have a better win percentage when Girardi gets tossed out of games? Seems like they do. I think it’s one of his better qualities as a manager. Always fun to see Joe go at it.”

    Id love to hear audio of him out there…..I can see Joe going out and saying something like gosh darn it he was safe blue….oh go fly a kite

  18. 86w183 June 1st, 2013 at 7:20 am

    I’ve never been much of a fan of managerial tantrums or getting thrown out of games. Of course getting tossed is meaningless with all the modern communications options.

  19. blake June 1st, 2013 at 7:24 am

    Joe has really grown on me actually ….I think he’s a good manager and a good person so I hope they extend him after this season as they are unlikely to he anybody better…..

  20. 86w183 June 1st, 2013 at 7:25 am

    Morning Blake —

    You surprised Nova was sent out as well as he threw the other night? I was a bit. I assume Brignac or Boesch is next on Monday.

  21. MTU June 1st, 2013 at 7:32 am

    86-

    They are stretching Nova out.

    Regular work as a SP is good for him.

    If he continues to do well he’ll be back soon enough.

    Glad Nuno stays in a SP role even if it’s in the Minors for now.

  22. blake June 1st, 2013 at 7:33 am

    86w183 says:
    June 1, 2013 at 7:25 am
    Morning Blake —

    You surprised Nova was sent out as well as he threw the other night? I was a bit. I assume Brignac or Boesch is next on Monday.

    Morning 86…..I am a little surprised yea but it’s what I woukd have done and I think it’s the right move…..they don’t need two long guys and if they want nova to remain a starter then he needs to pitch .

    The move for Andy is tricky…..if you send down Boesch you only have 3 outfielders and if you release brignac then you have no true back up SS.

    I think I would release brignac and try to slip him through waivers so I could send him to AAA if he’d accept it…..the other option is to just send Adams down but I think they need him vs LHP and that Youk can’t play 3B every day

  23. blake June 1st, 2013 at 7:35 am

    I think Nov needs to keep starting for the depth and also for his trade value…..I’m not so sure that long term he might not be better off as a short reliever though.

    He doesn’t hide the ball and he doesn’t repeat his delivery so if he can throw 97 out of the pen for an innings instead of 93 as a starter then that might help

  24. 86w183 June 1st, 2013 at 7:39 am

    I agree sending Nova down was the right move.

    I think I would send Adams down with the idea that Nix and he are similar players and Brignac may be more important now that Tex and Youk are back to face LHP.

  25. RadioKev June 1st, 2013 at 7:39 am

    “I’ve never been much of a fan of managerial tantrums or getting thrown out of games. Of course getting tossed is meaningless with all the modern communications options.”

    That, and supposedly a lot of it is just for show. Managers yelling at umps “throw me out!” or just straight nonsense.

  26. MTU June 1st, 2013 at 7:39 am

    I’d really like to see the Yankees put a trade together that involved Chamberlain +.

    Maybe Chamberlain, Nova, +.

    That should net us a good bat.

    Maybe at the TD ?

  27. MTU June 1st, 2013 at 7:41 am

    Agree.

    Much as I like Adams he should be the one sent down.

  28. MTU June 1st, 2013 at 7:43 am

    And for the record, I’m almost more impressed by Adams glovework at 3rd than I am by his bat.

    Whoever said he is just passable at 3rd was dead wrong.

  29. 86w183 June 1st, 2013 at 7:43 am

    MTU —-

    What’s happening out West ??

    Nuno sorta reminds me of a Jimmy Key type. The yanks rarely have a guy like that in the rotation, but a lefty “thumber” can drive guys crazy.

    On an unrelated note, how does Pineda set his recovery back 10-15 days by clipping his nails too short? Hire a manicurist dummy!

  30. blake June 1st, 2013 at 7:44 am

    I think Adams has a lot more offensive potential than nixy

  31. 86w183 June 1st, 2013 at 7:45 am

    I love Adams’ glove, but hate his arm. I’ve seen guys throw harder in church league softball games. They lost a DP last night cuz he lobbed it to Cano.

  32. 86w183 June 1st, 2013 at 7:46 am

    Adams has WAY more potential than Nix offensively. Hell, he’s already better. I’m just saying for this point in time sending him down makes more sense for this team.

  33. MTU June 1st, 2013 at 7:46 am

    86-

    All quiet here. Getting hot.

    Oklahoma is getting slammed particularly hard this Tornado season.

    I feel sorry for those folks.

    Liking what I’ve seen out of Vidal so far.

    No idea on the Pineda thing. If that’s the worst he does I can live with it. I keep my expectations for him modest for now.

  34. Doreen June 1st, 2013 at 7:49 am

    Was that the fingernail issue with Pineda??? So funny!

    But hiring a manicurist for your pitching staff is an intriguing idea!!!

  35. 86w183 June 1st, 2013 at 7:50 am

    It’s frightening what’s happening in Oklahoma. I’ve lived in New York and Florida. I would NEVER live in tornado alley.

  36. MTU June 1st, 2013 at 7:52 am

    Oh. And one more thing since you asked.

    The local camera club, of which I am a member, has been invited to show their work at a Gallery show.

    It will be first public viewing of my work. I am putting in 4 pieces.

    Kind of curious to see how the Public reacts to my stuff and if any of it will sell.

  37. 86w183 June 1st, 2013 at 7:52 am

    Hi Doreen —

    It’s like when Bobby Ojeda sliced his finger tip off trimming the hedges. With that kind of income you can hire a freakin’ lawn service!

  38. Doreen June 1st, 2013 at 7:53 am

    Yeah, Adams’ arm from third isn’t great. I’d still hate to see him sent down. Don’t see much alternative unless they are willing to let him backup shortstop.

    Girardi has a good attitude with all this, in not getting ahead of the situation. Because its mind-numbing if you start to think about the moves that have to be made as players come back. Fortunately (?) it looks like after Pettitte, the next decisions come after the ASB.

  39. RadioKev June 1st, 2013 at 7:53 am

    “But hiring a manicurist for your pitching staff is an intriguing idea!!!”

    Stewie could take advantage. That dude loves his colored nail polish.

  40. Doreen June 1st, 2013 at 7:54 am

    86w183

    I had forgotten about that!!

  41. 86w183 June 1st, 2013 at 7:54 am

    My wife and daughter are into photography. I can’t do it. I have very unsteady hands. I can shoot “motion pictures” with a Polaroid.

  42. MTU June 1st, 2013 at 7:57 am

    86-

    I just recently turned Professional after a long career in the Minors.

    :)

  43. MTU June 1st, 2013 at 7:59 am

    Here are a few examples of my recent work :

    https://picasaweb.google.com/109721757058432487394/WindWaterAndTimePhotographyGallery1#

    enjoy.

    :)

  44. Doreen June 1st, 2013 at 7:59 am

    MTU

    Great news on the public showing. You take incredibly beautiful photographs.

  45. blake June 1st, 2013 at 8:02 am

    Nice MTU

  46. RadioKev June 1st, 2013 at 8:03 am

    I’m a pro Instagrammer. I’ve got an artist’s eye for the right filters to match with my food pics.

  47. MTU June 1st, 2013 at 8:03 am

    Thanks Doreen. That’s very kind of you.

    It will be an interesting experiment for me.

    Should tell me a lot.

    Have my feet firmly planted on the ground so no matter what feedback I get I won’t be to surprised.

    I’m looking forward to it. A chance to really find out how I stack up.

    Am I a player or just a pretender ?

    I’ll be happy either way.

    :)

  48. MTU June 1st, 2013 at 8:05 am

    Thanks Blake.

    Glad you liked them.

    That is my first public Gallery.

    Hopefully there will be others.

  49. 86w183 June 1st, 2013 at 8:07 am

    “The Wave” and “The Subway” are awesome!

    Is the wave in Sedona? Looks like it to me. Was out there in January 1996… amazing scenery.

    I had a public showing once — served 30 days !!

  50. MTU June 1st, 2013 at 8:08 am

    I call myself “Wind, Water, and Time” Photography.

    Kind of apropos, huh ?

    ;)

  51. MTU June 1st, 2013 at 8:10 am

    86-

    “The Wave” is in Northern AZ. just over the border from Utah.

    It’s a World-class spot now. You need a permit to visit.

  52. MTU June 1st, 2013 at 8:13 am

    86-

    #2 is the little Subway of Sedona.

    It’s at the back end of the famous Oak Creek Canyon.

    I visited last Fall. My first time shooting there.

    It was spectacular beyond belief. I now understand why so many love that place.

    I’ll probably go back again sometime.

    I have a lot of ground to cover.

  53. MTU June 1st, 2013 at 8:16 am

    Time for the most important meal of the Day.

  54. 86w183 June 1st, 2013 at 8:18 am

    Time for the most important meal of the Day.

    ******************************************

    that would be the next one, right?

  55. MTU June 1st, 2013 at 8:20 am

    Nope. Breakfast.

    The one that gets ya’ goin’ in the right direction.

    That one should not be optional IMO.

    :)

  56. Yankee Trader June 1st, 2013 at 8:22 am

    MTU
    Congrats!

    From Joel Sherman this morning

    Even with Teixeira and Youkilis, the Yankees were outhit (8-7) and out-extra-base hit (3-1), and failed yet again to crack their unofficial scoring ceiling. This was the 37th time the Yankees have scored four or fewer runs, second in the AL behind the offensively atrocious Mariners.

    http://www.nypost.com/p/sports.....nt=Yankees

  57. MTU June 1st, 2013 at 8:24 am

    Thanks YT.

    We’ll see what happens.

    ;)

  58. MTU June 1st, 2013 at 8:26 am

    The Yankees can definitely use more O IMO.

    If they think so they can bust a move at the TD.

  59. blake June 1st, 2013 at 8:27 am

    Tex and Youk together saw 36 pitches last night….neither is an offensive dynamo anymore but the should help and they both add an element the offense was sorely missing…..that ability to make a pitcher work

  60. 86w183 June 1st, 2013 at 8:28 am

    I don’t expect the return of Tex and Youk to automatically mean two more runs per game. However it certainly makes for a better lineup and should eventually mean more scoring.

    Rafael DePaula was strong again last night… five innings, one hit, three K. He’s now 6-2, 2.48 for Charleston with 83 K in just 54 1/3 innings. He doesn’t need to be in Low-A any more, but might be til after the draft and they can send some college pitcher there to replace him.

  61. MTU June 1st, 2013 at 8:29 am

    Blake-

    We definitely needed more punch against Lefties.

    They should help.

  62. MTU June 1st, 2013 at 8:30 am

    86-

    DePaula is a Man among boys down there.

    He needs to move up and be challenged.

  63. 86w183 June 1st, 2013 at 8:31 am

    The Yanks basically have three MLB pitchers in Scranton with Wang, Nova and Nuno. If they all pitch well the next week or two Cashman’s phone might get very busy.

  64. MTU June 1st, 2013 at 8:33 am

    86-

    There would seem to be some excess.

    ;)

  65. blake June 1st, 2013 at 8:33 am

    If Antholpolis called up and said Jose Bautists is available…..what would you offer? Very friendly contract….on base machine with big power….good defender…..would potentially transform the lineup hitting behind cano…..it’s very unlikely but AA is kinda crazy so you never know

  66. 86w183 June 1st, 2013 at 8:33 am

    I agree with the Low-A, High-A progression for players under 21, but for older guys I’d be inclined to skip a level…. especially with someone who has been as dominant as DePaula.

    Meanwhile Cabral gave up two HR, so he’s not close.

  67. MTU June 1st, 2013 at 8:36 am

    86-

    The main thing guys like J-Ram and DePaula need to do is to stay healthy and log innings.

    Something a lot of young guys have trouble doing.

  68. MTU June 1st, 2013 at 8:37 am

    Blake-

    I’d prefer a younger target.

    ;)

  69. Yankee Trader June 1st, 2013 at 8:39 am

    86-

    Since Pettitte hasn’t been able to stay healthy, And since lefties are gold in YS, Nuno is probably safe.
    No one wanted to offer Wang a major league contract yesterday, so I’m not so sure there would be any interest in trading for him.
    Nova-Do you risk trading that arm, especially if Hughes ends up leaving via FA?

  70. MTU June 1st, 2013 at 8:40 am

    Blake-

    How bout Nova or Phelps + Adams and Chamberlain for Headley ?

  71. MTU June 1st, 2013 at 8:42 am

    YT-

    You make good points.

    We could move Warren or Marshall. Don’t need both.

    Don’t need 4 OF prospects either.

    etc.

  72. Yankee Trader June 1st, 2013 at 8:42 am

    Are the Yankees currently carrying 11 or 12 pitchers?

  73. MTU June 1st, 2013 at 8:44 am

    The Tigers look like they could use some relief help.

    As do the Braves.

    We are stacked in that dep’t.

    ;)

  74. 86w183 June 1st, 2013 at 8:45 am

    11 pitchers right now. I wish it would stay that way because I believer the 12th guy is wasting away in the bullpen, but look for it to go back to 12 when Pettitte is activated to start on Monday with Adams, Brignac or Boesch shipped out.

  75. MTU June 1st, 2013 at 8:46 am

    We do not need Chamberlain, Kelley, and Claiborne.

    Move one.

    Hint: He’s the only one from Nebraska.

    ;)

  76. Yankee Trader June 1st, 2013 at 8:47 am

    If Brignac is cut, doesn’t that make much maligned Jason Nix, the most irreplaceable position player? Scary! :)

  77. MTU June 1st, 2013 at 8:48 am

    Ramiro Pena was as good or better than Brignac.

  78. Shame Spencer June 1st, 2013 at 8:49 am

    Yankee Trader June 1st, 2013 at 8:22 am

    From Joel Sherman this morning

    Even with Teixeira and Youkilis, the Yankees were outhit (8-7) and out-extra-base hit (3-1), and failed yet again to crack their unofficial scoring ceiling. This was the 37th time the Yankees have scored four or fewer runs, second in the AL behind the offensively atrocious Mariners.

    ————————

    Interesting..

  79. 86w183 June 1st, 2013 at 8:49 am

    I don’t think the Yanks would have a ton of interest in Bautista. He’s 33 in October and is signed for two more years (three w/club option).

    However he would be a huge addition.

    Toronto lacks speed and the starting pitching has been dreadul. Gardner, Phelps/Nova and a Minor League OF not named Tyler Austin? Probably not enough.

  80. MTU June 1st, 2013 at 8:51 am

    No more patches please.

    An eye to the future would be better IMO.

    ;)

  81. austinmac June 1st, 2013 at 8:51 am

    MTU,

    Good luck on your photo show. We certainly love them.

    I do think they should try to package 2-3 pitchers for a hitter. I don’t know what you would get for Joba and Nova. They sure show flashes but they are both inconsistent. I think it would take more than we can give to get Headley, but what do I know. I hope they try.

  82. 86w183 June 1st, 2013 at 8:52 am

    I said earlier I would send Adams out because keeping the Brignac/Nix combo at SS is more important now that Teixeira and Youkilis are back.

    But I’d rather send Claiborne out.

  83. austinmac June 1st, 2013 at 8:53 am

    Nix has shown his value the last two years. He does nothing particularly well, but he doesn’t hurt the team when he plays. Yes, amazingly, he is very valuable right now.

  84. blake June 1st, 2013 at 8:53 am

    “How bout Nova or Phelps + Adams and Chamberlain for Headley ?”

    Id probably do that….I really like Phelps and Adams though

  85. MTU June 1st, 2013 at 8:54 am

    Thanks Mac. Now I’ll get to find out if complete strangers do.

    We could improve that package for a guy like Headley.

    He was just an example of the type of player we might want to target.

    Young, proven with high upside at a position of need.

  86. blake June 1st, 2013 at 8:57 am

    MTU,
    Bautista isn’t young but he’s young but he’s good and his contract only is for 2 more years…..he’d be an awesome stop gap and give them a much better shot at a title this year

  87. Yankee Trader June 1st, 2013 at 8:57 am

    The Yankees really need SS, that can take over the position.

    Other than Cano, can you think of any position player currently on the roster that you wouldn’t trade?

  88. MTU June 1st, 2013 at 8:58 am

    Blake-

    But Headley plays 3rd and OF so Adams is expendable.

    You know I really like Phelps but you sometimes have to give to get.

    Maybe they would accept Nova back now that he has proven himself.

    I actually wonder if that would be enough ?

    Headley is pretty damn good.

  89. MTU June 1st, 2013 at 9:01 am

    blake-

    I’m tired of stopgaps I guess.

    Yes. He’s good for the short term. No question.

    Our Farm will have to produce going forward.

    Are you certain it will ?

  90. Yankee Trader June 1st, 2013 at 9:01 am

    If you are trading within the division, just trade for Manny Machado.

    Problem Solved! :)

  91. 86w183 June 1st, 2013 at 9:02 am

    But if you do a Headley deal you are making Alex Rodriguez a full-time DH for the next four years. Better make sure he’s good with that.

    One way to facilitate a Headley deal might be to offer to eat Quentin or Street’s contract.

    Hughes, Gardner, Z. Almonte, Adams and Chamberlain for Headley and Quentin OR Street??

  92. Yankee Trader June 1st, 2013 at 9:03 am

    But Headley plays 3rd and OF so Adams is expendable

    MTU

    Who plays 2nd next year if Cano signs with the Dodgers?

  93. blake June 1st, 2013 at 9:04 am

    “But if you do a Headley deal you are making Alex Rodriguez a full-time DH for the next four years. Better make sure he’s good with that.”

    That’s what he should be anyway….he’s making 27.5 million a year and has 2 bad hips…..he will have to deal as he really shouldn’t play the field much anymore

  94. MTU June 1st, 2013 at 9:05 am

    86-

    A-Rod is in no position to demand anything at this point.

  95. blake June 1st, 2013 at 9:06 am

    MTu,
    You’d have to sign Headley though or it’s a stop gap as well

    I think the yanks would have a lot of Internet in Joey bats…..injustbdont think Toronto woukd trade him to the yanks without a big over pay

  96. MTU June 1st, 2013 at 9:06 am

    YT-

    I don’t think Cano is going anywhere.

  97. blake June 1st, 2013 at 9:07 am

    Yankee Trader says:
    June 1, 2013 at 9:01 am
    If you are trading within the division, just trade for Manny Machado.

    Oh how I wish ….he’s so good

  98. MTU June 1st, 2013 at 9:07 am

    Blake-

    They could demand a negotiating window as part of the deal.

    Tell me you don’t think Headley would rather play for the Yankees than the Pads.

    ;)

  99. MTU June 1st, 2013 at 9:08 am

    new one —–>

  100. austinmac June 1st, 2013 at 9:11 am

    What Yankee player has great trade value? Most have their value diminished by age or expiring contracts. I simply don’t see the an ability for a major upgrade unless they include someone like Sanchez. The minor league outfielders have lessened their value in my mind. None are hitting over .260.

    I would like to see pitching moved for a young position bat even if unproven.

  101. MTU June 1st, 2013 at 9:11 am

    Got to go and walk the Pupster.

    later.


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