The LoHud Yankees Blog

A New York Yankees blog by Chad Jennings and the staff of The Journal News


Random ideas that might or might not be true

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

These are fairly random, with the only connection being the fact they were brought up last night and I’m not sure what to make of them.

CC SabathiaCC Sabathia is better in warm weather
We’ve heard this one before, and there’s at least some evidence to suggest it’s correct. His numbers have typically, but certainly not always, gotten better as he’s gotten out of April and into the summer months, and I can remember extremely hot days when Sabathia has been terrific.

“The four-plus years that we’ve had him, this is about where he is usually this time of the year,” Joe Girardi said. “I understand why people have some cause for concern, but he’s a guy that, a lot of times when it warms up, he gets on a roll. (Last night) was really the first hot night that he’s pitched in, and it was the best stuff that we’ve seen from him.”

So is Sabathia in for improved numbers now that we’ve flipped the calendar to June? I don’t doubt that Sabathia has an easier time getting loose in the heat, and he may be a guy who thrives in those conditions, but I certainly have a hard time considering the temperature to be an overwhelming factor in whether he’s successful. Surely other things are more important.

“I think just in general, just getting in the flow of the season, for whatever reason it’s one of those things,” Sabathia said. “Hopefully I can keep it going, keep working hard and keep giving the team a chance to win.”

Patience is contagious
This idea was brought up after the Yankees drew four walks last night. They hadn’t walked in any of their previous three games, and it seemed convenient to suggest the arrival of Mark Teixeira and Kevin Youkilis — two patient hitters — might have affected the rest of the lineup.

“I think you get two guys who come back, they grind out at-bats and I think some of that affects everyone else in the lineup,” Girardi said.

I think players do feed off one another, and guys can take a thing or two from a teammate’s approach, but Youkilis himself basically dismissed the idea that he and Teixeira somehow made the other Yankees more patient last night.

“A lot of it is the knowledge of the hitters watching the game,” Youkilis said. “I think our guys do a good job watching what’s going on. You know, Jon (Lester) wasn’t commanding the ball as much as he probably would have liked (last night), so our hitters really kind of played into that and made him throw more pitches and made him work. I think if you have a team that really focuses on that stuff, I think that’s really a good thing, and I think this team does a good job of that.”

Dry swings are a stepping stone
This one really had nothing to do with last night’s game, but Teixeira brought it up, and I thought it was interesting.

After several injuries, the Yankees have talked about players taking “dry swings” before they begin hitting off a tee. A dry swing is basically a swing without hitting a baseball, kind of like what hitters do in the on-deck circle. The theory is simple enough to understand: It quite literally removes the impact, which seems safer. Teixeira, though, seemed to see things differently.

“It’s weird,” he said. “It feels better when you make contact. I (had) been dry swinging for so long, I finally said, ‘Let me just swing a bat, and let me just hit the ball.’ Guys don’t usually get hurt when they hit the ball. They get hurt when they swing and miss. So since I’ve got back to the cages, and BP on the field, it’s felt really good since then.”

Associated Press photo

Comments

comments

 

Advertisement

155 Responses to “Random ideas that might or might not be true”

  1. yankee21 June 1st, 2013 at 9:16 am

    The track record shows CC heats up when the weather heats up.

    His velocity ticked up last night but unlike in years past, no heaters above 94.

    He will have to learn to dominate without an explosive FB but if you couple 92-93 heat with an excellent slider and a good CU, he can win 18+ games.

    He can do it and I believe he will.

  2. Yankee Trader June 1st, 2013 at 9:17 am

    So far Headley’s batting average has been anemic.

    Padres stats

    http://sandiego.padres.mlb.com.....0092155107

    Wouldn’t a SS fill a bigger need, especially one who can take over the position when Jeter leaves or can no longer play the position?

    Any realistic SS options?

  3. Nick in SF June 1st, 2013 at 9:19 am

    It was when they were taking those dry swings underwater that I started to wonder about it.

  4. RC June 1st, 2013 at 9:23 am

    It was hot in Baltimore last week and CC didn’t pitch that great.

  5. austinmac June 1st, 2013 at 9:23 am

    YT,

    I said yesterday, SS is probably the biggest need going forward, but good ones don’t seem to get traded or become available. I have no clue as to anyone who might be available.

    Headley perhaps had a career year last year, but I would love to take my chances on a switch hitting 3B.

    Do we think Hal would up the 2013 payroll even more or add a player impacting 2014? I have my doubt as this year’s payroll is the highest ever and 2014 spending is seemingly not allowed.

  6. 86w183 June 1st, 2013 at 9:30 am

    I’d be surprised if the Yanks did anything major until all injured players are back on the fold. UNLESS they have another five game losing streak or two and start to fall out of contention.

    Hal has spent a fortune this year on short term solutions, disproving the notion that he’s cheap and only cares about the bottom line. He even okayed taking most of the Angels’ $$$ next year in the Wells trade to lessen the impact on the 2014 payroll even though for him it was bad business short term.

    I know Tampa is a long way from NYC, but SS Carmen Angelini is quietly re-establishing himself as a prospect with a .303 BA and .797 OPS in a pitchers’ league. He’s finally healthy and might be a factor, but they need to move him up fast because he’ll be 25 in September.

  7. blake June 1st, 2013 at 9:31 am

    “What Yankee player has great trade value”

    They don’t have a Profar or Taveras or Bundy to trade but I so think they have some guys with a lot of value and could make a really attractive package if they wanted.

    I also don’t think teams are going to change their evaluations on guys after a couple of months…..Austin and Hearhcott are starting to hit and Sanchez has hit ok all year . The yanks have some good chips including guys like Phelps that I’m sure many teams would like to have right now

  8. yankee21 June 1st, 2013 at 9:32 am

    Headley is a FA after 2014. Do you trade the farm for a guy who has had one very good year
    for what will amount to 1.5 years of time as a Yankee?

    I think that is what it will take because SD will ask for the moon.

    I’d rather take my chances with Adams or find a different solution.

  9. blake June 1st, 2013 at 9:32 am

    “Any realistic SS options?”

    No not really…..not that are real upgrades anyways. Tulo might be available one day but probably not now…..if Cleveland falls apart them Cabrera might be out there

  10. blake June 1st, 2013 at 9:36 am

    Headley is a FA after 2014. Do you trade the farm for a guy who has had one very good year
    for what will amount to 1.5 years of time as a Yankee?”

    The farm no….a good offer yea. He’s a good player….good defender….gets on base etc

    I actually think Id target outfield help at this point though just because of the roster make up and their needs…..they really could use a corner outfielder that can hit…..a guy to pair with Cano.

  11. yankee21 June 1st, 2013 at 9:36 am

    The Yankees have the chips the question is which ones are they willing to part with.

    As an organization they have to make a decision if they haven’t already, as to who the keepers are and go from there and not waffle.

    In my mind I keep Murphy, Heathcott, Austin, Flores and Sanchez. Everybody else, including Mason Williams is readily available. Romine in his brief stay has not impressed me at all with the bat- he is not a keeper.

    On the pitching front I hold onto Ramirez and Depaula, everybody else is expendable, including Nova, Hughes and Pineda (if and when he ever gets healthy enough to make it back).

  12. Jesus Bustero June 1st, 2013 at 9:36 am

    Hanley Ramirez SS. Jeter might not play full time anymore. Dodgers need to reload with pitching.

  13. Yankee Trader June 1st, 2013 at 9:36 am

    Austinmac

    Good morning.

    I’m not convinced, even if all the position players return this season that the Yankees will have enough overall offense, and clutch players, to advance in the playoffs against some of the possible opponents.

    I think if they sign Cano to an extension before the TD, they should listen to offers for Granderson and Hughes, as well as any Yankee FA, except Kuroda.

    They need to start the rebuilding process as I don’t think the LT threshold will be broached.

  14. Jesus Bustero June 1st, 2013 at 9:38 am

    Hughes + Joba + Nunez for 1.5 yrs of Hanley. Hanley can rotate with Jeter and Arod in 2014.

  15. blake June 1st, 2013 at 9:38 am

    Jesus Bustero says:
    June 1, 2013 at 9:36 am
    Hanley Ramirez SS. Jeter might not play full time anymore. Dodgers need to reload with pitching.

    Hanley is hurt and I don’t know if he’s the sort of make up guy they’d target…..Id take him and hope for the right price but he’s gotta get healthy first…..I don’t see them doing that really

  16. yankee21 June 1st, 2013 at 9:39 am

    I do not target OF help now, I think internal options abound if NY is patient.

    At least two of Heathcott, Austin, Flores or Almonte, will turn out to be a decent ML OF.

    You have Gardner through 2014 and Wells signed through 2014 as well.

    NY has to find a SS somewhere, that is the compelling need IMO.

  17. jmills June 1st, 2013 at 9:39 am

    At least the folks in San Diego were happy this morning, the birds were giving an ironic chirp by the time that thing was over. I’m off for a week, so good time to start flipping the clock aroud anyways. Is Randy Jones starting today?

  18. blake June 1st, 2013 at 9:40 am

    “In my mind I keep Murphy, Heathcott, Austin, Flores and Sanchez. Everybody else, including Mason Williams is readily available. Romine in his brief stay has not impressed me at all with the bat- he is not a keeper.”

    Mason has a lot of talent but he’s got some growing up to do it seems both mentally and physically…..when I’ve seen him in ST games he just looks like a high school kid…..he needs to grow into a man first. Maybe this struggle period in Tampa will be good for him in the long run…..

  19. mick June 1st, 2013 at 9:40 am

    .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
    ==============
    Blake-You know he won’t have to so why say this?

  20. Jesus Bustero June 1st, 2013 at 9:47 am

    Blake, Hanley just might be healthy again.

    http://espn.go.com/blog/los-an.....-star-form

    Also, Headley will earn probably 10-11 million in 2014. Hanley will earn 14. The budget impact differential is small. They are about the same age. Hanley can play SS or 3B. Hanley would be much cheaper. We match up with the Dodgers better because we have pitchers that could immediately impact their standing in a wide open division. The Padres would be looking more at long term prospects and we don’t have enough of those to get Headley. If we traded Hughes + Joba + Nunez for Hanley we solve SS, 3B and really protect the farm.

  21. Yankee Trader June 1st, 2013 at 9:48 am

    Blake

    Which current position players that have spent time with the parent club this year, and including Jeter and ARod, have enough trading value, even if they didn’t have a NTC to land a Headley, or a Cargo, etc.

    Remove Cano and Adams from the equation as well as the Captain.

    Do you think a GM would trade any talent for what is left?

  22. Jesus Bustero June 1st, 2013 at 9:49 am

    Correction, Hanley will earn 16 million in 2014 to Headley’s 10-11 depending on arbitration raise.

  23. Madrugador June 1st, 2013 at 9:53 am

    Almonte is an option for the Mariners now.

  24. 86w183 June 1st, 2013 at 9:53 am

    The Yankees are not going to start the “rebuilding process” when they are playoff contenders. That’s just silly.

    Hanley Ramirez should be activated any day now. I love that bat and if they could buy cheap on him I’d be in favor of it. He could be a SS, 3B or LF solution for more than just a year or two.

    Well, let’s say I loved that bat 2007-10. Is THAT Hanley Ramirez ever coming back?

  25. Tar June 1st, 2013 at 9:58 am

    If you trade for a SS, what are you doing with Jeter? I do remember an interview quite a few years ago with Jeter when there was some talk about his range and changing positions, his answer was come talk to me when the Yankees have someone better. Injury or not, they still don’t have anyone better.

    I don’t think Jeter is anywhere close to wanting to walk away. So where do put Jeter?

  26. Nick in SF June 1st, 2013 at 9:59 am

    Tar, I think Jeter is already out of the walking boot.

  27. Yankee Trader June 1st, 2013 at 10:02 am

    From SB Nation:

    From his rookie season through 2011, Robinson Cano batted .300/.343/.575 (116 wRC+) against lefties. Since then, he’s hit a meager .234/.298/.352 (77 wRC+). It’s certainly bizarre for a guy who previously showed no platoon advantage to suddenly lose the ability to produce against lefties. Is there any degree of bad luck? Has his approach changed? Have southpaws altered their pitch selection and Cano simply hasn’t adjusted? These are some of the questions that have run through my mind. Considering how talented Cano is, the sudden drop off just doesn’t make sense.

    At first, I thought last season’s issues may simply have been a blip on the radar, albeit something worth watching in 2013. In March, I wrote that based on BABIP and batted ball data, there was a pretty good chance of Cano snapping out of it. But now that he’s accumulated 354 plate appearances against left-handers since last year, and there have been no signs of improvement, the concerns going forward have merit. For comparison’s sake, his 2012-2013 77 wRC+ against southpaws is essentially the equivalent to Chris Stewart offensive production in 2013 (75 wRC+). That’s not good.

    http://www.pinstripedbible.com.....-struggles

  28. yankee21 June 1st, 2013 at 10:04 am

    Tar,

    NY has to have a frank conversation with Jeter in order to assess the SS situation in terms of timing.

    Ideally I find a couple of SS in AA that are 1-2 years away from the bigs, that is the SS trade market I am looking to exploit. It won’t be easy, there’s not a lot of sure hits out there and the teams willing to let them go, but that is what I target.

    I want a high-caliber SS ready to go opening day 2015, until then I mix and match with Jeter (if healthy obviously), and other internal options like Nix, Brignac, Nunez or other low cost acquisitions.

  29. Yankee Trader June 1st, 2013 at 10:07 am

    Tar

    I agree with yankee21. Look to 2015.

  30. Tar June 1st, 2013 at 10:08 am

    Nick

    Yeah thats good news. I saw him throwing the ball the other day.

  31. Russell Munson June 1st, 2013 at 10:15 am

    I always thought it was less about the temperature and more about the fact as we move into the warmer months he’s building up arm strength. So he isn’t throwing he harder in the summer because it’s warmer, he’s throwing harder because he’s getting stronger. I’m pretty sure his velocity doesn’t dip in September when it’s cooler, right?

  32. Tar June 1st, 2013 at 10:28 am

    Yankee 21 and YT

    Thats reasonable. I think Jeter needs to really consider a position change sometime in the near future ( LF, 3B ? ). But until the Yankees get that better SS, he is the man.

  33. yankee21 June 1st, 2013 at 10:36 am

    The position change I’d like Jeter to pursue the most is owner of the Yankees.

  34. Yankee Trader June 1st, 2013 at 10:37 am

    Have a great day everyone.

    Until later.

  35. Ghostwriter June 1st, 2013 at 10:43 am

    “CC Sabathia is better in warm weather”

    If this were true, his effectiveness would diminish in September/October as temperatures become cooler, but this doesn’t seem to be the case. Apparently, it just takes CC several weeks of play to really hit his stride.

  36. austinmac June 1st, 2013 at 10:48 am

    We are in agreement. Try for a SS prospect in a trade.

  37. RadioKev June 1st, 2013 at 10:49 am

    There are no good available short stops. The Yankees best chance is trading the farm for an injury-prone Troy Tulowitzki, or just hoping they hit the lotto with Aune. It’s going to be a problem for the foreseeable future.

  38. Ghostwriter June 1st, 2013 at 10:51 am

    “Guys don’t usually get hurt when they hit the ball. They get hurt when they swing and miss.”

    ===

    This rings true to me. If it is true, I wonder why it is. Does the fact of making contact somehow change the nature of the follow-through on the stroke? I doubt that this is the reason, because you never hear of people getting hurt taking dry swings. Could it simply be that swings that miss tend to be a little out of control, and have a higher propensity for causing injuries?

  39. 86w183 June 1st, 2013 at 10:51 am

    Let’s not forget CC had minor arm surgery in the off-season. A slower start would not be surprising after having to undergo a procedure on his elbow.

    Last year after 12 starts CC was 7-3 3.59 ——— this year he’s 5-4, 3.71 — not much difference.

    Last year after 12 starts he had thrown six more innings, registered 13 more strikeouts and issued eight more walks.

    He’s essentially the same guy

  40. RadioKev June 1st, 2013 at 10:52 am

    austinmac June 1st, 2013 at 10:48 am
    We are in agreement. Try for a SS prospect in a trade.
    ———

    But really, it would have to be getting lucky on a fringy shortstop prospect. No one is trading a good shortstop prospect unless it’s for a huge haul. It comes down to luck or selling the farm, I think.

  41. GregD June 1st, 2013 at 10:54 am

    And even if you sell the farm, you have to be lucky that the great prospect isn’t a great suspect

  42. RadioKev June 1st, 2013 at 10:54 am

    “Could it simply be that swings that miss tend to be a little out of control, and have a higher propensity for causing injuries?”

    I imagine it’s comparable to a pitcher not finishing his delivery properly. Probably pulling up, muscles moving awkwardly, or over exertion.

  43. RadioKev June 1st, 2013 at 10:56 am

    We’ll be going from a Hall of Fame shortstop, to hoping we have a guy that helps more than hurts. Like, hoping we have a guy a step above Jayson Nix.

  44. Boston Jim June 1st, 2013 at 10:58 am

    7pm start on a Saturday is plain stupid

  45. Ghostwriter June 1st, 2013 at 10:59 am

    Tar June 1st, 2013 at 10:28 am

    Yankee 21 and YT

    Thats reasonable. I think Jeter needs to really consider a position change sometime in the near future ( LF, 3B ? ). But until the Yankees get that better SS, he is the man.

    People have been bashing Jeter’s range at short since forever, and the drumbeat has become louder and more and more insistent ever since he hit his mid-thirties. I’ve never been one of those folks bashing Jeter’s defense. In fact, I always thought that it was pretty silly. However, it became apparent to me during last year’s playoffs that Jeter’s range had noticeably diminished, enough so that he might cost the Yankees base hits in key spots. If this is so, then I think that the Yanks may have to consider using a late-inning defensive substitution for him in close games when we have a lead.

  46. Ghostwriter June 1st, 2013 at 11:03 am

    86w183 June 1st, 2013 at 10:51 am

    Let’s not forget CC had minor arm surgery in the off-season. A slower start would not be surprising after having to undergo a procedure on his elbow.

    Last year after 12 starts CC was 7-3 3.59 ——— this year he’s 5-4, 3.71 — not much difference.

    Last year after 12 starts he had thrown six more innings, registered 13 more strikeouts and issued eight more walks.

    He’s essentially the same guy
    ==

    Yes, I don’t think that the surgery has been much of a factor at all. CC always has been a little bit of a slow starter. The great thing about CC is that he can still be extremely effective, even when he’s struggling. His last start was really out of character for him.

  47. Ghostwriter June 1st, 2013 at 11:04 am

    Boston Jim June 1st, 2013 at 10:58 am

    7pm start on a Saturday is plain stupid
    ===

    Yep. Do they really think that they’ll get more people to watch on a Saturday night than a Saturday afternoon?

  48. RadioKev June 1st, 2013 at 11:04 am

    Brignac is a mind blowing fielder compared to Jeter. It’s like going from Standard Definition to HD.

    Of course Jeter at shortstop has always been more than just his range. He’s very reliable when he actually does get a ball and knows how to lead on the field.

    Oh, and there’s the bat we’re hiding there.

  49. Frankg June 1st, 2013 at 11:05 am

    The Yankees biggest need short term will be starting pitching. Kuroda probably won’t return and neither will Pettitte, who is hurt so much I’m not sure I want him back. Hughes could leave as free agent. I wouldn’t be trading any young starting pitching this year.

  50. tomingeorgia June 1st, 2013 at 11:05 am

    Sunday at 8PM is even worse.

  51. Ghostwriter June 1st, 2013 at 11:08 am

    Jeter is very sure-handed, strong-armed, and he is very good at positioning himself. However, he will eventually get to a point where his ability to position himself effectively won’t be enough.

  52. jacksquat June 1st, 2013 at 11:10 am

    Nunez is the SS for now, whenever he gets over the mysterious oblique problem.

    He’s 26, his fld% this year so far is .965, league average is .973, at 26 in his 5th full season Jeter’s fld% was .961. So let’s have some perspective. Given time Nunez could be a decent or even above average SS.

  53. Ghostwriter June 1st, 2013 at 11:11 am

    Jeter’s bat always more than made up for any shortcomings in the field. It isn’t cleart that this will be the case with Nunez.

  54. RadioKev June 1st, 2013 at 11:21 am

    jacksquat June 1st, 2013 at 11:10 am
    Nunez is the SS for now, whenever he gets over the mysterious oblique problem.

    He’s 26, his fld% this year so far is .965, league average is .973, at 26 in his 5th full season Jeter’s fld% was .961. So let’s have some perspective. Given time Nunez could be a decent or even above average SS.
    ———–

    I was optimistic Nunez could be an average shortstop, but I’ve been very disappointed. Obviously he’s been nicked up over and over again, but he’s never seized his opportunity. There’s always something with him.

  55. Nick in SF June 1st, 2013 at 11:23 am

    Who is this Nunez? :neutral:

  56. jacksquat June 1st, 2013 at 11:24 am

    Nunez was hit by a pitch twice this year, can’t do much about that. I wouldn’t say he is injury prone yet.

  57. mick June 1st, 2013 at 11:25 am

    Just saw a Cano, Melky autographed pic at a garage sale for $100.
    Sure he would have taken 50 for it.

  58. mick June 1st, 2013 at 11:26 am

    However, he will eventually get to a point where his ability to position himself effectively won’t be enough.
    ==========
    Then he will position himself into the DH position.

  59. mick June 1st, 2013 at 11:26 am

    A. Soriano for $35. Take 10?

  60. blake June 1st, 2013 at 11:30 am

    “Do you think a GM would trade any talent for what is left?”

    Sure….it depends on who and which team though. The yanks have chips….other teams could beat them obviously but it depend on the circumstances.

    It’s really hard to guess at this stuff

  61. Ghostwriter June 1st, 2013 at 11:41 am

    I liked the look of our lineup versus lefthanders last night. It’ll be fun to see them two nights in a row. It’ll be interesting to see if Hafner is in the lineup the next time we face a righty.

  62. Ghostwriter June 1st, 2013 at 11:45 am

    mick June 1st, 2013 at 11:26 am

    However, he will eventually get to a point where his ability to position himself effectively won’t be enough.
    ==========
    Then he will position himself into the DH position.
    ==

    I’m not sure that I see him as a DH. I think that Jeter would hate it. I see Jeter moving to third base or left field. Moreover, I think ARod would thrive in the DH slot.

  63. jacksquat June 1st, 2013 at 11:53 am

    Jeter will be 39 in 25 days. With the ankle injury, and even without it, I think his days at SS are very limited or over, sadly.

  64. jmills June 1st, 2013 at 11:58 am

    Romero off the 40 people roster, Morrow onto the DL; apparently the savior

  65. jmills June 1st, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    Sorry, hit the send thing while groping for my coffee…..apparently the savior is Ramon Ortiz. Good thing the sadistic side of me finds it all mildly entertaining.

  66. joeman June 1st, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    rumors…RS going after A Ramirez and C Lee

  67. blake June 1st, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    jacksquat says:
    June 1, 2013 at 11:53 am
    Jeter will be 39 in 25 days. With the ankle injury, and even without it, I think his days at SS are very limited or over, sadly.

    I’m not sure his days of being better than what they have are over though

  68. RadioKev June 1st, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    joeman June 1st, 2013 at 12:05 pm
    rumors…RS going after A Ramirez and C Lee
    ———

    Aramis going to the Sox would be a boon for my fantasy teams, but certainly not for my real team.

    Although I’d kind of like to see it. They’d blow up their farm for the both of them.

  69. blake June 1st, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    @BillShaikin: #BlueJays have removed Ricky Romero from the 40-man roster. ERA by year: 2.92 in ’11, 5.77 in ’12, 12.46 in ’13.

  70. jmills June 1st, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    blake, Romero has Steve Blass disease.

  71. blake June 1st, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    I thought Romero was on the upswing on his way to be a solid starter…..pitching is so fickle

  72. blake June 1st, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    @Ken_Rosenthal: Source confirms #Nationals’ promotion of Rendon to Triple A, says plan is to play him mostly at second base.

  73. UnKnown June 1st, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    Yankee Trader June 1st, 2013 at 8:22 am
    From Joel Sherman this morning

    “Still, the Yankees won for the same reason as usual in 2013 — strong pitching.”

    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
    ———-
    Can’t argue that the stats show how bad the Yankees have been offensively all year. When your lumped in with the Stros and M’s constantly it’s disgusting.

    I do agree with Joel that it is probably more likely the saviors go back on the D.L. than not, but as I have said numerous times, I think if they stay healthy the offense will start to at least become league average at worst.

  74. jmills June 1st, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    ” Pitching is so fickle ” – and it is still said, McGowan has the best stuff in the system.

  75. Ghostwriter June 1st, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    Jeter needs 178 more games at SS to catch Vizquel for the all-time most games played at shortstop. He is currently at number 3, 50 games behind Aparicio.

  76. blake June 1st, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    The yanks will need a bat at the deadline….maybe 2 to win a title IMO. They have the pitching and they have the pen…..but the offense isn’t good enough even with everybody back I don’t think unless the stars aligned and everybody just got hit at the same time

  77. blake June 1st, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    @DannyKnoblerCBS: For those wanting their team to claim Romero: A) already cleared waivers. B) claiming team would have owed him more than $19 million.

  78. Nick in SF June 1st, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    Only one hit at a time, blake.

  79. jmills June 1st, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    Rogers gets to keep Romero, but heck they were ready, beer prices just went up.

  80. UnKnown June 1st, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    http://astrosurfingftw.files.w...../pic-6.jpg

    *you’re

  81. Ghostwriter June 1st, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    blake June 1st, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    The yanks will need a bat at the deadline….maybe 2 to win a title IMO. They have the pitching and they have the pen…..but the offense isn’t good enough even with everybody back I don’t think unless the stars aligned and everybody just got hit at the same time
    ==

    I don’t buy that. If the Yanks are as bad offensively as many suggest, then one or two bats won’t fix their problems, because one or two bats can’t make up for an entire lineup. I don’t think that their problems offensively are that profound. An additional bat, especially a clutch hitter, could help, but it isn’t necessary to win. However, I think that the Yanks should have enough offense once they start to get healthy. I suspect that A-Rod will wind up being the difference maker this year, down the stretch.

  82. Ghostwriter June 1st, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    I’m a little shocked to hear about Romero’s difficulties. He looked like he was on his way, a couple of years ago. I would take a flyer on him, if it could be done cheaply.

  83. austinmac June 1st, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    I definitely think the team needs at least one more bat. They cannot count on AROD and his two hip surgeries, the second of which was much more significant than the first. Of course, I didn’t think they had enough offense before the injuries.

  84. luis June 1st, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    austinmac June 1st, 2013 at 12:40 pm
    I definitely think the team needs at least one more bat. They cannot count on AROD and his two hip surgeries, the second of which was much more significant than the first. Of course, I didn’t think they had enough offense before the injuries.

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

    Good points…. But I wouldn’t gut the farm for a title this year ( even getting those bats won’t lock a WS title )… I rather have a new decade ofn dominance a few years from now

  85. fantasygame101 June 1st, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    it seems that cc changeup is in the 84 range, not the previous 88/89. If CC is better in warm weather, what happens in October?

  86. Ghostwriter June 1st, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    austinmac June 1st, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    I definitely think the team needs at least one more bat. They cannot count on AROD and his two hip surgeries, the second of which was much more significant than the first. Of course, I didn’t think they had enough offense before the injuries.
    ===

    The bad hip was sapping ARod’s power last year when he came back. With the hip problem corrected, I would expect ARod to be a solid .280/.800+ OPS hitter.

  87. Ghostwriter June 1st, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    even getting those bats won’t lock a WS title

    ===

    There is no such thing as locking in a WS title. Once you get to the playoffs, you’re playing the best teams in baseball, and anybody can beat anybody. That said, I would hate to see the Yanks draw the Tigers in a series matchup.

  88. Ghostwriter June 1st, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    The Pirates have a surprisingly good club this year–a legitimate playoff contender at this early stage of the season.

  89. tomingeorgia June 1st, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    Fox is carrying the Braves game down here tonight, every other game blacked out on MLBTV. Don’t understand the rationale.

  90. luis June 1st, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    Ghost,

    Exactly…. Therefore, gutting the farm is not worth it at this juncture… We still need to rebuild, at some point within the next two season we will have to…We need to keep as much young talent as we can… If you asked me, I would have traded a couple of regulars during last season for more talent to the pool

  91. luis June 1st, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    Tom,

    Good afternoon… They want you to become a Brave fan! ;)

  92. Nick in SF June 1st, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    Don’t think there’s much risk of gutting the farm for anything this season.

  93. austinmac June 1st, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    Ghostwriter,

    No one will know how AROD will do, including AROD and the Yankees, until he comes back. Apparently, this was complex surgery. Maybe he will come back and play very well. I sure hope so.

    I agree with Luis we shouldn’t gut the minors for a short term fix. We need some guys who will be here awhile.

  94. tomingeorgia June 1st, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    Hey, luis.

    Not much chance of that.

  95. luis June 1st, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    Nick in SF June 1st, 2013 at 1:19 pm
    Don’t think there’s much risk of gutting the farm for anything this season.

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

    I hope so… Headley and Hanley might become available… Even Stanton could be made available… Do we have the pices for the latter?… I don’t think so or there are teams with better packages… But the former players can be had but I think the price could be exhorbitant since we don’t have prospects on the high levels of the minors yet

  96. fantasygame101 June 1st, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    ricky romero went unclaimed? the Astros can not use him even in their aaa?

  97. UnKnown June 1st, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    “If the Yanks are as bad offensively as many suggest, then one or two bats won’t fix their problems, because one or two bats can’t make up for an entire lineup. I don’t think that their problems offensively are that profound.”

    I just don’t see how this is an opinion thing about the offense. The stats are right there and they are not good. How bad would this offense have to get before it becomes “profound”. This is not like if someone likes the roll call or doesn’t. I mean I have just been seeing people reference stats. I think the stats then do the suggesting and the proving that the offense is bad. If someone wants to stick their fingers in their ears and scream “la la la , I can’t hear you” that is fine they can do that. But really when you put up the numbers the Yankees have offensively, the opinion of it being fine, good, great, is really off the table.

    I will say the offense seems to have had some clutch hits here and there this year. But that is it.

  98. Nick in SF June 1st, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    Barcelona is going to 100 points in their 38th match of this La Liga season.

    I am going to say that it’s more likely that Barca succeeds than it is that the Yankees gut the farm this season.

  99. Nick in SF June 1st, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    I meant they’re going for 100 points. They only go to 100 points if they win the match.

  100. tomingeorgia June 1st, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    Giambi just went yard for the Indians with a line shot.

  101. UnKnown June 1st, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    “They average just 4.1 runs per game — they’ve scored the fewest runs in the division by 19 (!) — with a team 89 wRC+, their worst offensive attack since the early-1990s. Yeah, it’s been a while. ”

    http://riveraveblues.com/2013/.....iew-87968/

  102. bruceb June 1st, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    Barca ARE the Yanks of Association Football, Nick. In fact, you can argue they are in an even greater position of power as there is no luxury tax. They and Real can basically outbid any team in the world. When they want a player – Messi, Neymar, Suarez, Bale – they usually end up getting them.

  103. bruceb June 1st, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    The Giambino! Swisher is heating up too.

  104. Ghostwriter June 1st, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    “I just don’t see how this is an opinion thing about the offense. The stats are right there and they are not good.”

    ====

    It’s true that the stats aren’t good on balance. However, so far this season, they have had a pretty good month, and a pretty awful month. That is where we are right now. The question about this offense going forward is twofold. First, which month is more representative of this offense’s capabilities, April or May. Second, what will be the impact of the returning players on the offense. I suspect that the Yanks’ performance in April is probably closer to a true measure of what this team can do. If so, the return of Tex, Jeter, Granderson, Cervelli, Youkilis, and ARod will turn a middle of the road offense into a pretty good offense. With the pitching depth that this team has, a pretty good offense ought to be good enough.

    Every time the Yanks lose a couple of games, the gloom-and-doomers extrapolate linearly from those losses into a dismal future of continued losing. Unrelenting pessimism isn’t any more realistic unbridled optimism; it just isn’t.

  105. Nick in SF June 1st, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    But they got positively thrashed by Bayern Munich in the CL. You can’t predict futbol!

  106. bruceb June 1st, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    Bayern and Dortmund are amazing. They develop so many players through their “farm system.”

  107. SoS June 1st, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    What is up fellas.
    Players that I would trade.
    Hughes
    Joba
    Grandy
    Overbay
    Stewie
    Nova
    Cano in a block buster (kemp and hanley plus?) Can’t do a 6 plus year for someone turning 31 knowing we signed a better player for 10, great work ethic and it still became an albotross midway. Lets reoad with this golden ticket.
    Why not trade for a$$ rubal or starlin while their stock is down? Wouldn’t gut the farm for tulo. Our biggest problem for the past few years has been having immovable contracts. This is the year we can actually be big players in the deadline.
    Thoughts?

  108. Doreen June 1st, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    Four runs a game is enough if your pitching gives up three or less.

    No room for error though and the chances of the offense picking up a bad pitching day are slim.

    Not sure how much you have to be a team that scores six or seven runs a game

    This is why pitching and defense are so important if your team is offensively challenged. Makes it possible to squeeze out wins

  109. UnKnown June 1st, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    Every time the Yanks lose a couple of games, the gloom-and-doomers extrapolate linearly from those losses into a dismal future of continued losing. Unrelenting pessimism isn’t any more realistic unbridled optimism; it just isn’t.
    ———-

    Totally agree. I don’t consider myself a doom and gloomer but yeah definitely even after falling behind 1 to 0 people say “Game is over” and things ridiculous of that nature. I don’t think they will continue to lose. I predicted them to sweep the Sux this weekend.

    I do think though that when you talk about stretches that cover a whole month that is quite a bit of data and it becomes more difficult to say it is just a rough spot or whatever. A week or maybe two is a rough patch, when you are talking a month I think their becomes a reason to question and bring concerns up. Just a concern I am not saying the season is over, far far from it. I do like to look at things objectively though for crying out loud.

    With the return of some players I agree the offense should get better. I think we can agree if the May’s offensive numbers are going to hold constant for the rest of the year this team is going nowhere. I also agree with you Ghost and say that I think the numbers will start looking more like April than May going forward. Still doesn’t change the fact that right now, currently, this second, the offense is performing poorly. I see your point though, thanks for explaining it.

  110. SoS June 1st, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    One guy I would target to get a replacement for grandy is gordan. What would he cost?

    Watching balt and tampa having great young players makes me think its only going to get harder to compete every year. They aren’t going away anytime soon. While our core is getting older. Need a yoith movement of mlb players not minor leaguers that are boxes of chocolates.

  111. bruceb June 1st, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    You’re right Doreen. How many games have the Yankees won this season without a stellar performance from their starting pitcher? I can only think of two – both 11-6 – against the Indians and Royals, and even then we scored first (and big) in both those games.

  112. 4 NYY June 1st, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    I think the Yanks will NOT go after Hanley types ( jerks ). They’ve already got A-Roid and surely won’t go down that road again.

    Wonder when that report will come out from MLB concerning the “clinic” in Fl. ? ( Cervelli – A-Roid & others )

    2-3 yrs. from now the Yanks will be a NEW team.

    If they don’t sign Cano soon, I don’t think they will at all.

  113. luis June 1st, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    SoS,

    My fellow countryman… All Yankee dynasties have been lead by a homegrown core of players… You need a youth movement alright… But the formula is a homegrown core complimented by FA’s and trades, not the other way around… At this point in time, our core is not getting older, we are past that point now… It is Cano and not much else… A rebuild is in the books, unless you want to spend another decade like the 80′s… A baseball version of the Harlem Globe Trotters than won squat…Therefore what we need to enhance is the talent pool in the minors, to grow that core we need.

    About your previous post… Hughes and Joba might bring back good talent, but I don’t think good enough to warrant a trade ( they have more value helping the team this season )… Grandy I would have traded him last season, now I don’ t think he brings much talent either, but I would explore a trade… In the case of Stew, meh a bag of balls should be enough… But Overbay I would keep at least until we are sure Tex is fully healthy… In the case of Nova, no way for the time being.

    About Cano… Tough one, but yeah, I wouldn’t give him an 8 year extension… 6 tops… Don’t know if we could get Kemp and Hanley for him

  114. UnKnown June 1st, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    The other thing is the pretty good month must not have been as good as the pretty bad month was bad because the average of those two months has the numbers averaged out to be bad.

  115. Tyler June 1st, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    Anybody know if the Yanks plan to move De Paula up to Tampa? I know they wanted him to improve his command but his walk numbers look much better. He’s 22 and absolutely toying with hitters in Charleston.. why not move him up?

  116. Nick in SF June 1st, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    luis, how relevant to constructing a team in this era is the history of the Yankees before free agency, the draft, and now penalties for escalating salaries?

  117. SoS June 1st, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    Luis,
    Venesolano, give me the glibe trotters everyday of the week twice on sundays. I believe they went undefeated 20 straight years. I would have to change my trish chart to 162-0. Yes there were home grown players but that was what 5 players? We didn’t have albotross contracts suffocating our positions. We didn’t have a hole division competing night un and out. Teams with strong young cores here for the long haul. We have a plethura of pitching. Use strength to round out weaknesses. When was the last time we had all this at our dispisal at the trade deadline. Usually its immovable objects or no farm. You can’t be scared to take a calculatec risk.

  118. luis June 1st, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    ck in SF June 1st, 2013 at 2:21 pm
    luis, how relevant to constructing a team in this era is the history of the Yankees before free agency, the draft, and now penalties for escalating salaries?

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

    Very relevant Nick… Good point… But the late 90′s dynasty was built with those institutions already in place… A team like the Yankees can afford to keep their own home players, something most teams can’t in the long run… First we need a couple of bad seasons, so we can actually have access to the premium talent….Second, invest heavily on scouting and coaching ( we should be better than Tampa for example and they are pretty good at it )… And third good trades and FA signings… What i think it has to change it’s the length of the FA contracts

  119. Ghostwriter June 1st, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    Doreen June 1st, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    Four runs a game is enough if your pitching gives up three or less.

    No room for error though and the chances of the offense picking up a bad pitching day are slim.

    Not sure how much you have to be a team that scores six or seven runs a game

    This is why pitching and defense are so important if your team is offensively challenged. Makes it possible to squeeze out wins
    ============

    Four runs or more ought to be good enough for this club on most nights, with its pitching. However, fewer than four runs per game won’t be enough on most nights either.

  120. ac1 June 1st, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    Who was dfa’d to get tex off the 60 day?

  121. SoS June 1st, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    ac
    Nova and nuno sent down.

  122. ac1 June 1st, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    Yea but tex was on the 60 day. Someone had to be taken off the 40…

  123. Nick in SF June 1st, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    The 90′s dynasty was preceded by more than just a couple bad seasons, though it’s not like they were drafting well during all that down time.

    But yes, being bad for a while is one path (and probably the path that most teams take) to rebuilding.

    This 2013 is competing to win the division and go to the postseason. Would you make this current team worse now to begin building for the future?

  124. ac1 June 1st, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    I counted only 39 on the 40 man even with tex what am i missing? Before we had more than 40. ….

  125. Jesus Bustero June 1st, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    Picnic date tomorrow at the beach and yes I have an official old-fashioned picnic basket. Sushi is the main course. I also have a small crate of organic strawberries, a bag of pistachios, a brick of Kerry Gold Dubliner cheese from grass-fed Irish cows and a Trader Joe’s organic dark chocolate bar with pecans and raisins. I’m hoping that will be good for 3-4 hours of sunshine.

  126. Nick in SF June 1st, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    ac1, they cut that lefty reliever guy who made on appearance a few days ago. He wasn’t around long enough for me to remember his name. Duff? Ruff? Runn?

  127. comnsnse June 1st, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    Pitching is the primary staple of teams who are annually in contention.

    That and D as Doreen has noted.

    The balance is timely hitting, few injuries and luck however defined.

    When factoring in cost and the sea change where now numerous organizations are willing to spend(exclude the doofus in Miami) on all aspects of putting a quality product on the field, makes it imperative to develop your core players from the draft and International signings to remain within a cap and of course to make a profit.

    The system has been rigged against large market teams who must conform to the absurd logic of “parity”……through socialism! No other free market enterprise is so burdened. This is but one more manifestation of the “everybody gets a chance at the trophy” mentality that our society has accepted sold under the guise of parity.

    Today’s owners most of whom are primarily interested in how much air rights will bring in revenue and how big a profit they earn are granted cost certainty which does nothing to lower costs for the consumer or create a better product on the field. They unlike fans do not romanticize the product except when they’re dispensing the usual PR blather.

    The irony of all this is in many cases the consumer/fan simply ignores repeated failures of their teams simply because they are willing to accept mediocrity/hope and pay through the nose for it!

    It does pose the question of “what is more important, winning or making money, and if you believe the answer is both, then let the free market work the way it was intended.

    Parity is un-American!

  128. ac1 June 1st, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    Huff. Got it

  129. ac1 June 1st, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    Interested in who gets released when cabral and pineda are ready. Cabral is already on rehab.

  130. Tar June 1st, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    Checking on runs per game stats I ran across some interesting ( at least to me) items.

    Yankees are:
    #1 at walks per 9
    #2 at strikeout/walks

    All other offensive and pitching stats ( whip is 9th ) seem to be about middle of the pack.

    Our opponents seem to have a slightly worse offense and pitching production than the Yankees which has led to a .426 win % .

    Maybe we are just beating bad opponents ???

    http://www.teamrankings.com/ml.....kees/stats

  131. SoS June 1st, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    I thought francisco dfa should have counted for 2.

  132. luis June 1st, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    Nick in SF June 1st, 2013 at 2:39 pm
    The 90?s dynasty was preceded by more than just a couple bad seasons, though it’s not like they were drafting well during all that down time.

    But yes, being bad for a while is one path (and probably the path that most teams take) to rebuilding.

    This 2013 is competing to win the division and go to the postseason. Would you make this current team worse now to begin building for the future?

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

    No I wouldn’t now… I might look at some parts to improve it ( scrap heap mostly ), and I’ll look to trade some pieces if the return is good enough to help the rebuild that it’s going to take place without hurting the team ( Grandy? )… But if this was October 2012, I would have started the rebuild inmediately then… They just delayed the inevitable for another season IMO

  133. Nick in SF June 1st, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    I definitely celebrated twice when they finally DFA’d Francisco.

  134. Tar June 1st, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    I love Sushi but, in a picnic basket at the beach? Yikes.

    Why not just throw a line in and do some surf fishing. That way it will be real fresh. :D

  135. Nick in SF June 1st, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    Don’t most/all contending teams delay the inevitable while they can? Teams like to keep contending.

  136. luis June 1st, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    Another thing Nick,

    Yes there was like 15 years of running the team to the ground by relying of FA’s to build the core… It took a ban to George, so can Stick Micheals could do what it was needed to do… That 15 years period should have never been that long… George saw that it worked briefly in the 70′s ( early FA era ) and stuck with it for most of his life… In fact, George’s return coincides with the crazy FA spending that took us nowhere on most of th 00″s decade as well… But he was wise enough to keep the core… But forgot the farm

  137. Ghostwriter June 1st, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    luis June 1st, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    —–

    Luis,

    This fascination of yours of turning the Yankees into the Kasas City Royals completely baffles me. Losing doesn’t breed winning, winning does. I hate to break it to you, but it is extremely unlikely that the Yanks will be able to replicate the model that led to the great teams of the nineties and early 2000s. How often is it that FIVE future Hall of Famers (or near Hall of Famers) come out of the same system within a few years of each other? If your plan for the future is to replicate that rather unlikely set of outcomes, then I suspect that we would have to become quite accustomed to an extended period of losing, far longer than just a couple years, if it was ever implemented.

    I tend to agree with you that the Yanks shouldn’t be too eager to part with their prospects, and that we need to get younger. I think that we have some solid prospects in the system, and some good young players on the big club. Moreover, I tend to think that some of the struggles of the eighties were the result of a general impatience with adopting and sticking with a plan, and being way too eager to trade youth for the latest thing. However, this expectation of yours that a couple of bad seasons will lead us to draft and produce the next generation of Williams, Jeter, Pettitte, River, and Posada is simply not very realistic.

  138. luis June 1st, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    Nick in SF June 1st, 2013 at 2:56 pm
    Don’t most/all contending teams delay the inevitable while they can? Teams like to keep contending.

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

    Not at the expense of their long term health… They missed good trading opportunities for players that no longer have that worth trade wise…At best a comp draft pick at the end of the season… And basically the team that is competing right now hasn’t have those pieces contributing Got to go

  139. SoS June 1st, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    Francisco was so bad I bet he wasn’t even a good benchwarmer. He was late to clap chear boo turn the rally cap. He was probably the guy who had the hubbabubba on his cap without a clue. We should get a compensated pick.

  140. Jesus Bustero June 1st, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    Well the Sushi will be in a small cooler bag inside the picnic basket. This girl is comfortable in a bathing suit (which is rare) and manages the laboratory at a hospital. She’s attractive but I’m wholly prepared! Only thing I need is drinks but I think I’m going to do water. If she wants wine or something that can come during another date, or later that night. We’ll see.

  141. Nick in SF June 1st, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    Have a good one, luis. Rebuild the day!

  142. luis June 1st, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    Ghost,

    I am not expecting a core like that one… Just a solid core… And that extraordinary core was the result of drafting pretty high on the draft ( Jeter ) or very good scouting and training ( Posada, Rivera, Pettitte )

  143. SoS June 1st, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    Good post ghost. Even a sorry team like the rays won’t have more tjan a couple future hof. Thats a team that had a top 5 pick pencilled in before the season even started for 10 years.

    My reasoning for pulling the trigger is most of our tradable pieces are replacable internally and more tjan likely will not be resigned. No to rebuild. Reload.

  144. Tar June 1st, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    “Don’t most/all contending teams delay the inevitable while they can? Teams like to keep contending.”

    I checked on the delay the inevitable/ while they can stat.

    Yankees are currently 1st.

    They are followed closely by the Mets and Phillies, whose numbers are slightly skewered by the Julio Franco and Jamie Moyer coefficient.

    I think I’ve spent too much time in the sun today. :D

  145. Ghostwriter June 1st, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    Ghost,

    I am not expecting a core like that one… Just a solid core… And that extraordinary core was the result of drafting pretty high on the draft ( Jeter ) or very good scouting and training ( Posada, Rivera, Pettitte )

    ====

    And luck. An extraordinary amount of luck.

  146. CompassRosy June 1st, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    Well, THIS certainly won’t expedite Jesus’s development . . .

    @shannondrayer: We’ve just been told Jesus Montero diagnosed with a torn meniscus, out 4-6 weeks.

  147. tomingeorgia June 1st, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    Compass,
    Sorry for the kid. What happened to him?

  148. Ghostwriter June 1st, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    CompassRosy June 1st, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    Well, THIS certainly won’t expedite Jesus’s development . . .

    @shannondrayer: We’ve just been told Jesus Montero diagnosed with a torn meniscus, out 4-6 weeks.
    ===

    That poor kid is just having such a rough go of it lately. Maybe the time off will help him get himself together…

  149. CompassRosy June 1st, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    No details yet…
    Probably will hear more after the Ms/Twins game concludes. Jesus hasn’t played for the Rainiers for a couple of days so, I had been wondering why…

  150. yankeefeminista June 1st, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    Rosy, me too RE: not playing. Please provide an update when you hear.

  151. pat June 1st, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    StoneLarry
    Just given some bad news for Jesus Montero: Torn meniscus left knee, expected to miss 6-8 weeks

  152. pat June 1st, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    Gardner 8, Youkilis DH, Cano 4, Teixeira 3, Wells 7, Nix 6, Adams 5, Suzuki 9, Stewart 2, Hughes 1.

  153. Doreen June 1st, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    I agree that parity in baseball stinks. But I guess if I was a fan of a team that didn’t have a chance for the post season before the wild card addition and forced market corrections etc ., I guess I’d be pretty okay with parity.

    I don’t like the trophy got showing up mentality either.

    I agree that four or more runs wins most games for Yankees this year, three is right on the line, and less than three is improbable. Yankees pitchers will earn their keep this year!!

    The Yankees are in the position of having to field a competitive team every year and cannot take a conventional route to rebuilding. I believe this us why they err on the side if production being a out equal they will go with a veteran who has been there done that because it eliminates the learning curve. If the can work in a rookie of two great. Pitching seems easier to work in due to the long man role that actually embrace the learning curve.

  154. Doreen June 1st, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    And I feel awful for Montero

  155. David in Cal June 1st, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    I’m pretty optimistic that the Yanks have a reasonable chance of winning it all this year. Look at how well they’ve played with limited or zero contribution from Teix, Jeter, ARod, Grandy, and Cervelli. Getting Cervy back will be big, because Romine’s hitting is so awful. Jeter and ARod are wild cards. I don’t know what to expect from them

Leave a comment below


Sponsored by:
 

Search

    Advertisement

    Follow

    Mobile

    Read The LoHud Yankees Blog on the go by navigating to the blog on your smartphone or mobile device's browser. No apps or downloads are required.

Advertisement

Place an ad

Call (914) 694-3581