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What’s wrong with Montgomery? “Nothing really”

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jun 12, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

ph_605384I emailed Yankees vice president of baseball operations Mark Newman to ask what’s wrong with relief prospect Mark Montgomery.

“Nothing really,” Newman answered.

Montgomery was placed on the Triple-A seven-day disabled list yesterday, but Newman said it has more to do with rest than concern.

“Shoulder was a bit tired,” Newman said. “He could have pitched but we want to give periodic breaks to some of the younger pitchers and this seemed like a good time. Back pitching on Saturday.”

Montgomery had a strong April, but he’s had an unusual number of walks in May (12 in 14 innings), and in his past three outings he had five hits, four runs, three walks and two strikeouts in four innings.

 
 

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111 Responses to “What’s wrong with Montgomery? “Nothing really””

  1. fantasygame101 June 12th, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    if he is a starter, I would be concerned of TJ or any major surgery coming up. But he is a reliever so he should be fine.

  2. Rich in NJ June 12th, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    As with most sports teams, their candor about injuries is usually suspect, sometimes for strategic reasons.

    Anyway, I hope he is ok.

  3. JobaTipsHisCap June 12th, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    will I finally see a Yankee pitcher drill Ortiz hard?

  4. G. Love June 12th, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    I also agree that CC going on these west coast trips to Oakland spreads him too thin.

    His numbers pitching in Oakland are horrible. I know he likes playing mayor of Oakland/Northern Cali on these trips, but why can’t that stuff be done in the off season?

    Oakland is a pitchers park and he gets hit there like it’s Colorado. I think whatever changes he does to his routine in order to be charitable while there for a few days needs to stop or Girardi/Yankees shouldn’t let him start in Oakland anymore.

    That’s the only explanation as they crush him while we all read about him hopping from event to event for charity while there for a few days.

    His heart’s in the right place, but he also has a job to do on that mound in Oakland.

  5. Warning Track Power June 12th, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    Patrick June 12th, 2013 at 12:21 pm
    IPK is awesome.
    no Yankee pitchers would do that, this is just weak.

    No way, IPK is a punk. He threw at 3 guys, hitting two in the head. Then when the brawl broke out he ran away into the dugout
    ———————————————————————————————————-
    I agree. No excuse for intentionally throwing the baseball at someone’s head.
    IPK should know better. Kirk Gibson should know better as well.
    The situation between both teams should have been concluded once Montero was hit in the back by Greinke.
    But no. The DBacks had to push the issue and throw a ball at the head of Greinke.
    RIDICULOUS!
    Will be interesting to read about the suspensions as soon as Bud Selig is briefed
    of the situation

  6. Warning Track Power June 12th, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    G. Love June 12th, 2013 at 12:23 pm
    I also agree that CC going on these west coast trips to Oakland spreads him too thin.

    His numbers pitching in Oakland are horrible. I know he likes playing mayor of Oakland/Northern Cali on these trips, but why can’t that stuff be done in the off season?

    Oakland is a pitchers park and he gets hit there like it’s Colorado. I think whatever changes he does to his routine in order to be charitable while there for a few days needs to stop or Girardi/Yankees shouldn’t let him start in Oakland anymore.

    That’s the only explanation as they crush him while we all read about him hopping from event to event for charity while there for a few days.

    His heart’s in the right place, but he also has a job to do on that mound in Oakland.
    ————————————————————————————————————
    The A’s t.v. network reported during the game last night that C.C. and his wife purchased
    approx 150 tickets to give out to various people, kids, youth organizations, etc…
    Add to that on Monday C.C. was in Vallejo, CA to dedicate a basketball court on behalf of
    a deceased relative.
    Spread too thin? Possibly. I just think there is no excuse to give up HR’s to
    Coco and Norris last night. WTF!!!

  7. Captain Clutch June 12th, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    From what I read today the Yanks won’t make any moves at the deadline because they have Pineda, Granderson, Jeter and Arod coming back. I really hope that Hal and Cash don’t think that the fans are stupid. Go ahead don’t spend money on offense and don’t make any moves and the ballpark will be empty in a month. Cashman hasn’t addressed the offense in years and it shows. I really don’t think he realizes how bad things are and how good the competition is getting.

  8. Warning Track Power June 12th, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    Clutch-
    Where did you read that?
    I want to disagree because it seems very clear the Yankees will have some extra pitchers
    that can be used as trade bait.
    Then again, maybe what you read was just a ploy by the Yankees to make the rest of the league think they are standing pat, when they obviously won’t be.

  9. Shame Spencer June 12th, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    blake – To get you have to give.. I wouldn’t want to move Hughes and Grandy in a package but I dunno how else you get an above average bat for the OF. Pence hits for power, average, everything. He’d be a great target as an FA tbh. Normally that’s the route I’d recommend.. but I dunno what they plan on spending this off season.

  10. Jesus Bustero June 12th, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    Rios would probably be cheaper than Pence because the Sox are more motivated to sell while SF might be reluctant to change their chemistry.

    Rios wouldn’t cost Granderson and Hughes. Those 2 could be used in a deal for an infielder.

    Rios AAV I think is something like 10 million which will be less than Pence gets in FA plus Rios is a shorter term commitment.

    Pence is clearly the better player but I think the Yankees have to think about price tag, long term commitment, player cost, asset management…everything.

  11. Warning Track Power June 12th, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Phil Hughes going to SF would be a great trade for
    Phil and the Yankees(if the Yankees can get the bat they need in return).

    Lincecum is on the way out in S.F. He was worn out his arm, is not effective like he used to be and the team would love to replace Timmy with an upgrade like Hughes would be.

  12. fantasygame101 June 12th, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    I do not get a pitcher throwing at a batter with an intent to hurt him badly. Throwing at greinke (not at his head) is justified if puig was not intentionally hit and greinke intentionally hit Montero. But what amaze me is the transformation of kennedy, he would not even think of intentionally hitting a batter if he is a still a yankee but now taking so much responsibility to protect his catcher.

  13. comnsnse June 12th, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    Mark Newman is actually speaking of his own career with the organization when he says, “Nothing”!

    Actually I believe his initial comment was, “was there another tornado in Alabama”?

  14. Shame Spencer June 12th, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    Pence is an FA after this season. And Rios is signed through next year. Not really digging the idea of Rios.

  15. comnsnse June 12th, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    G.Love and WTP, I’d say that “spreading CC too thin” is an anatomical impossibility! ;)

  16. Shame Spencer June 12th, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    Oh you know what, that’s a team option for 2015.. so they could both be FAs after this year. I stand corrected.

  17. Warning Track Power June 12th, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    fantasygame101 June 12th, 2013 at 12:47 pm
    I do not get a pitcher throwing at a batter with an intent to hurt him badly. Throwing at greinke (not at his head) is justified if puig was not intentionally hit and greinke intentionally hit Montero. But what amaze me is the transformation of kennedy, he would not even think of intentionally hitting a batter if he is a still a yankee but now taking so much responsibility to protect his catcher.
    ———————————————————————————————
    This sort of thing happens because the players don’t know how to play the game.
    Why do you think McGwire was so upset or Mattingly? Those 2 assumed the situation was defused once Montero was hit in “the back” by Greinke.
    There was no need for IPK to hit a Dodger player after that. What happened to the players policing themselves? That went out the window last night.
    Greinke could have been seriously hurt or suffered brain damage if that all struck him in the head. IPK is a moron and he should only hope he never has to duck from a thrown ball that is aimed at his head.

  18. jacksquat June 12th, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    CountryClub June 12th, 2013 at 11:34 am
    Jim Callis ?@jimcallisBA 7m #Yankees, 1st-rder Eric Jagielo agree to $1,839,400. Notre Dame 3B, big lefthanded power, made strides w/bat & defense this spring

    Exactly slot money. Good for a #1 pick.

  19. Jesus Bustero June 12th, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    Player A 2012 and 2013

    .304 BA .334 OBP .850 OPS 125 OPS+

    .293 BA .348 OBP .840 OPS 121 OPS+

    Notes: ~10 M AAV through 2013, 2014, 2015

    AVG ~23 SB/162 games

    AGE 32

    Player B 2012 and 2013

    .253 BA .319 OBP .743 OPS 102 OPS+

    .290 BA .335 OBP .835 OPS 138 OPS+

    Notes: FA after 2013

    Age 30
    _____________

    One is Alex Rios and the other is Hunter Pence

  20. Captain Clutch June 12th, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    Warning Track Power,

    http://www.nypost.com/p/sports.....ibg8V7DJVM

  21. mick June 12th, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    No way, IPK is a punk. He threw at 3 guys, hitting two in the head. Then when the brawl broke out he ran away into the dugout
    =========================
    I stated this a few days ago.
    Didn’t need to see him throw at Puig to know he was a punk.
    More of a spoiled child with a Howdy Doody face who had no faults and could not improve on his pitching prowess while here said that to me …

  22. longtimefan June 12th, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    Is that the same Newman from Sienfeld?

  23. Jesus Bustero June 12th, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    Both bat righty, both play RF

  24. austinmac June 12th, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    Warning Track,

    Davidoff reported that today in the paper.

  25. austinmac June 12th, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    I have always liked Rios even through his ups and downs.

  26. jacksquat June 12th, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    We could use a lefthanded third baseman like right now…

  27. Warning Track Power June 12th, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    Thanks for the article. I think Cash is bluffing :)

  28. Jesus Bustero June 12th, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    With the White Sox in shambles, I think they are motivated to move him. We have a bloated 40 man roster and lots of goodies to offer that won’t impact the major league club or damage the farm.

    Then flip Granderson when healthy for a more long term solution in the infield.

  29. blake June 12th, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    “Pence hits for power, average, everything. He’d be a great target as an FA tbh.”

    I agree but the Giants are the defending champs and Pence was big for them last year…..I just don’t think they’ll want to subtract from one area to fix another at the big league level.

  30. blake June 12th, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    “Shoulder was a bit tired,” Newman said. “He could have pitched but we want to give periodic breaks to some of the younger pitchers and this seemed like a good time. Back pitching on Saturday.”

    translation…..his velocity still isn’t there yet and we are going to rest him a week and see if that helps.

  31. Warning Track Power June 12th, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    jacksquat June 12th, 2013 at 1:15 pm
    We could use a lefthanded third baseman like right now…
    ——————————————————————————-
    Jack-Tell me about it. Tex just looks awful at the plate. I know he drove in some runs
    last night, but his swing is just awful.
    No desire to go the other way.
    Every pitch he wants to pull or yank to RF. WTF!!! How is that being a professional hitter.
    The way to get him out is soft stuff away and eventually he will pop up in the infield or ground out weakly to 2nd base.

  32. mick June 12th, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    No need for kay to call overbay a novice on 2 separate occasions last night.
    why did he make the trip to the west coast anyway?
    as singy said , nice time of year to visit this part of the country.

    next time overbay makes that catch…

  33. bruceb June 12th, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    CC could and should have done a better job last night but when you constantly fail to put up any early runs for your pitchers, you’re putting them under more and more pressure to be inch-perfect. Just look at how Colon responded after his first inning. Mind you, that’s probably down to a bionic arm and breast implants :)

  34. blake June 12th, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    Jim Callis ?@jimcallisBA 6m
    #Yankees have signed 4th-rder Tyler Wade for $371,300. California HS SS, plus speed, plus arm, line-drive bat. #mlbdraft

  35. mick June 12th, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    bruceb

    isnt that baseball tho?
    1st inning killed us no doubt…

  36. UnKnown June 12th, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    CC has now given up more homers than the hated Hughes. Yikesy.

  37. Hassey June 12th, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    I think they should give Judge a start in RF tonight

  38. Warning Track Power June 12th, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    Overbay showed his inexperience last night on that play. A veteran RF would have made the catch. I don’t doubt that one bit.
    So Kay called him a novice? I think Kay is correct.
    That being said, Yankees took a chance with Overbay in RF last night & the move was costly.

  39. austinmac June 12th, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    Trisha,

    Reality is shown by stats. They show a very weak offense scoring about 3.5 runs per game in the. Last month inthe AL with a DH in a hitters’ park.

    There can be no reasonable argument otherwise. We can and will hope some guys turn it around. They have to to make the playoffs, IMO.

  40. mick June 12th, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    If Judge hits like Justice (finish the sentence)…

  41. blake June 12th, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    “If Judge hits like Justice (finish the sentence)…”

    then he’s way better than Ichiro?

  42. mick June 12th, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    There can be no reasonable argument otherwise. We can and will hope some guys turn it around. They have to to make the playoffs, IMO.
    ==============================
    It would be helpful if Jeter, Arod and Grandy were around…the rest are just role players.

  43. bruceb June 12th, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    RAB: Sabathia gave up a leadoff homer to Coco Crisp and a three run homer to Derek Norris, raising his season total to 14 dingers allowed, the fourth most in baseball.

    OMG…can this really be true? Not good for a No. 5 starter, let alone the ace of the staff.

  44. mick June 12th, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    then he’s way better than Ichiro?
    ==================
    good point.
    was going for a metaphor.
    maybe a lawyer can help?

  45. jacksquat June 12th, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    blake June 12th, 2013 at 1:28 pm
    Jim Callis ?@jimcallisBA 6m
    #Yankees have signed 4th-rder Tyler Wade for $371,300. California HS SS, plus speed, plus arm, line-drive bat. #mlbdraft

    Exactly assigned slot money again.

  46. comnsnse June 12th, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    Buster, why would the White Sox want to move Rios who has turned out to be a bargain for them and a very productive player offensively, defensively and on the bases?

    Where do you get these ideas anyway, is it the usual over exuberance of “everybody wants to make the Yankees better”.

    Or have you consumed some magic mushrooms? ;)

  47. Warning Track Power June 12th, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    How did Wang do last night for the Jays???

    Toronto IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
    Wang 7.1 10 5 5 3 3 2 6.14

  48. 86w183 June 12th, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    I get the Teixeira criticism and have offered up some myself, but can you guys quit acting like he’s some sort of huge liability out there??? I don’t like his feast or famine results or his pull anything approach, but they’re better off with him than without him.

    In 11 games back he’s driven in 11 runs. That doesn’t suck.

    Granted, some of his other numbers do, but a little perspective wouldn’t hurt.

  49. fantasygame101 June 12th, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    warning track,

    If a retaliation is necessary after every batter is hit then there will be brawl all the time. was puig intentional hit? that is were the misunderstanding. Arizona thinks hitting Montero was uncalled for bec. puig to them was not intentionally hit.

  50. Warning Track Power June 12th, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    Fantasy
    One would assume that Puig was not hit intentionally, but IPK still went about taking care
    of business the wrong way.
    He threw at the head of Greinke. While Greinke beaned Montero in the back.
    There is a difference.

    I don’t blame the Dodgers for being upset because the ball IPK threw was out of line.

  51. tomingeorgia June 12th, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    Chris Davis just really crushed one.

  52. fantasygame101 June 12th, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    The way kennedy throw at grinke was not good but Arizona has the right to hit greinke there bec. they think retaliation from the dodger is not warranted.

  53. bruceb June 12th, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    Tex is not a liability in the field, I agree.

    But $25 million a year for a 1B with a batting average under .200. You don’t think that’s a liability???

    Okay, so he’s had a couple of timely hits, but who’s to say Overbay wouldn’t have done better? He should still be in the Minors rehabbing along with that Rex Sox “plant” Youkilis. Once again, the LoHudders know better than Cashman.

  54. RadioKev June 12th, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    It’s becoming clear the Yankees really did there homework on this draft. We’ll see how the talent plays out, but it looks like a good strategy so far.

  55. jacksquat June 12th, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    I would not assume Puig was unintentional. Cody Ross was hit by Greinke in the 5th. That was probably unintentional, tie game and he was leading off, no one had been hbp before that.

  56. Warning Track Power June 12th, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    “not good” is being kind. it was out of order and should result in a suspension.

  57. jacksquat June 12th, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    fantasygame101 June 12th, 2013 at 1:49 pm
    The way kennedy throw at grinke was not good but Arizona has the right to hit greinke there bec. they think retaliation from the dodger is not warranted.

    Disagree. Puig was hit in the face, Montero getting plunked after was warranted, and then that should have been hit. Even if you want to hit Greinke, you don’t throw up around the head.

  58. RadioKev June 12th, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    fantasygame101 June 12th, 2013 at 1:49 pm
    The way kennedy throw at grinke was not good but Arizona has the right to hit greinke there bec. they think retaliation from the dodger is not warranted.
    ———–

    They hit the Dodgers star player in the face. They can’t claim outrage here.

    The umps let it get out of control, but Kennedy handled all of this the absolute wrong way.

  59. RadioKev June 12th, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    Intentional or not, if you hit a team’s star player in the face, there will be retaliation.

  60. saucY June 12th, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    will I finally see a Yankee pitcher drill Ortiz hard?

    ——–

    was hoping Joba would in the later innings of that rain shortened game. there is still time.

  61. jacksquat June 12th, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    should have been *it*

  62. tomingeorgia June 12th, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    No pitcher has the “right” to throw fastballs at anybody’s head. Hit him in the ass, or the back or thigh I you feel you need to. Head-hunting amounts to premeditated manslaughter. WYP is right: there has to be a suspension here.

  63. blake June 12th, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    “It’s becoming clear the Yankees really did there homework on this draft. We’ll see how the talent plays out, but it looks like a good strategy so far”

    that’s all you can ask for

  64. fantasygame101 June 12th, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    the game last night is not about what type of player you hit, it is about intent. And that is where the interpretation disagrees between the dodger and the dbacks. Only kennedy knows if he intentionally hit puig or not but those are arguments that needs to be said that even if a pitcher hits your best player, it is not an automatic retaliation. Again, kennedy was wrong in execution.

  65. Jesus Bustero June 12th, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    Stuckey,

    Obviously I pulled the Rios idea out of my rear end. Here’s a link to my rear end right here in fact,

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/.....-rios.html

    And Madden from NY Daily News:

    Because of the way the White Sox have performed overall, dragging up the rear of the AL Central, along with the fourth-lowest home attendance in the American League, there is already speculation Reinsdorf & Co. will be looking to shuffle the deck come July, or maybe even sooner if there’s no significant improvement. If that happens, two of their prime trade chips figure to be right fielder Rios and Peavy.

  66. jacksquat June 12th, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    Ian Kennedy has been on the HBP leaderboards for 4 years now:

    (NL)

    2010: 3rd
    2011: 6th
    2012: 1st
    2013: 1st

    He’s going to get a Pedro Martinez rep.

  67. RadioKev June 12th, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    fantasygame101 June 12th, 2013 at 2:03 pm
    the game last night is not about what type of player you hit, it is about intent. And that is where the interpretation disagrees between the dodger and the dbacks. Only kennedy knows if he intentionally hit puig or not but those are arguments that needs to be said that even if a pitcher hits your best player, it is not an automatic retaliation. Again, kennedy was wrong in execution.
    ———-

    No, it’s not about intention. It’s about saying, don’t mess with our guys. The pitcher announcers on YES say this all the time. There’s a consequence if you hurt our guys.

  68. RadioKev June 12th, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    CC does it all of the time. We don’t ask “hey, was that HBP intentional?” It’s tit for tat. You hit our guy, we hit yours.

    CC just happens to do it the right way. He knows not to throw at guy’s heads… which Kennedy did twice.

  69. JobaTipsHisCap June 12th, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    Yankees have every reason to drill Ortiz, intentionally. But they never did.

  70. blake June 12th, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    take out Hughes’s first 2 starts…..and his ERA is 4.14 with 58 K’s in 58 innings. That’s pretty much what he is right now and what he usually is over big samples as a starter when he’s healthy.

  71. jacksquat June 12th, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    I think CC already hit Ortiz once, didn’t he?

  72. RadioKev June 12th, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    jacksquat June 12th, 2013 at 2:10 pm
    I think CC already hit Ortiz once, didn’t he?
    ————–

    I listened to the NESN broadcast of it, in fact. The whole park saw it coming and the commentators acknowledged that CC did it the right way. Hit him on the rear, if I recall.

  73. fantasygame101 June 12th, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    if you pitch inside, you will hit people, plain and simple. You can not be thinking I must be very careful not to hit a batter there bec. the tendency is to hang the pitch. And normally history between teams warrants a warning to the opposing team not the incident itself. Again, not to justify kennedy action (throwing at the head) but an argument that not every hit batter requires retaliation.

  74. austinmac June 12th, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    Buster,

    Keep searching your body parts for ideas. I like the Rios one. However, it seems we annually go through the process of suggesting TD moves only to have them add no one of any value.

    There is always the Justice trade to remember. Those were the days when they would spend money at the TD to improve. I will believe it now when I see it.

  75. RadioKev June 12th, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    fantasygame101 June 12th, 2013 at 2:14 pm
    if you pitch inside, you will hit people, plain and simple. You can not be thinking I must be very careful not to hit a batter there bec. the tendency is to hang the pitch. And normally history between teams warrants a warning to the opposing team not the incident itself. Again, not to justify kennedy action (throwing at the head) but an argument that not every hit batter requires retaliation.
    ———-

    Not every pitch that gets away requires retaliation. Every hit star batter in the face, after the opposing pitcher hit a guy earlier in the game, requires retaliation.

  76. jacksquat June 12th, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    Hughes has good numbers in the bigger parks:

    http://www.baseball-reference......site_extra::none

    He would probably pitch well for the Giants.

  77. Hassey June 12th, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    Adam Jones has arrived as an absolute monster

  78. Jerkface June 12th, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    .301 .325 .515 .840 = absolute monster?

  79. Hassey June 12th, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    Jerk – You tell me…do YOU like seeing him at the plate against us in high leverage situations?

  80. Jerkface June 12th, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    Yes, he swings at anything. .325 OBP is below average, it means you can get him out easier than the average hitter. His .515 slugging and .301 avg means when he does get on base its probably with a solid hit, but it doesn’t mean he is doing it all the time.

  81. Hassey June 12th, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    tomato tomahto
    potato potahto
    black white
    white black
    debate argument

  82. mick June 12th, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    Is it a sacrilege to think there is a plan in place?
    If there is a method to the madness of getting under the cap as a reset button for the future
    and if we have a down year for the next year or so and this is not just a money grab, can we as Yankee fans have the patience?

    Surely Hal knows attendance will suffer if they suck for a year or so but if this is being done with foresight and for the right reasons, i.e. rebuilding, than he is doing the right thing, or trying to, by letting the minors grow…

    We talk of bandaids and that is hit and miss , but big ticket FA’s are not guarantees either.

  83. bruceb June 12th, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    No doubt the Angels are awaiting our arrival in Anaheim before rediscovering their form. Their East Coast swing has been an absolute disaster so far.

  84. bruceb June 12th, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    Adam Jones may be a free swinger but his batting average is still .200 better than anyone wearing pinstripes.

  85. CountryClub June 12th, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    K. Levine-Flandrup ?@YankeesDraft 1m After graduation #Yankees 1st & 2nd rd #MLBDraft picks, Ian Clarkin and Gosuke Katoh will fly to Tampa together on Mon from San Diego.

  86. Ys Guy June 12th, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    howie rose, one of the best radio play by play men in the buisness is on francessa selling his book.

    he’s playing nice talking about the yankees, but if you listen to him call a yankees game you can hear just how much he hates the yankees. he can’t get through the game without slipping in some comment or complaint against the yankees.

    he’s just toooo met.

    but he is a great announcer.

  87. fantasygame101 June 12th, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    radiokev,

    again interpretation. when is it intentional? the only certain mistake in that game was kennedy throwing at greinke head. Any more would be a guess for anybody except Arizona and dodger.

  88. Bo knows June 12th, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    Jagielo, Wade and Coleman signed. Hoorah! Huzzah and all the other roars of approbation. Here come the ‘Judge’, can Clarkin be far behind?

  89. jacksquat June 12th, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    Judge will probably be signed soon to around slot.

  90. RadioKev June 12th, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    Lives will be changed by money

  91. mick June 12th, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    Howie Rose just said Mazel Tov.
    Does he think the general public understands him?

  92. bruceb June 12th, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    Howie Rose has a great face for radio.

  93. Ys Guy June 12th, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    ” mick June 12th, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    Howie Rose just said Mazel Tov.
    Does he think the general public understands him?”
    ——————————————–
    howie rose just said Mazel Tov on wfan in new york. im guessing about 96.5% of the listeners understood.

  94. mick June 12th, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    howie rose just said Mazel Tov on wfan in new york. im guessing about 96.5% of the listeners understood.
    ==========================================
    are you saying it is mostly a jewish audience?

  95. tucker June 12th, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    The Orioles have what no other team in the AL East has — a young core of above-average position players with Machado, Weiters, Chris Davis and Adam Jones. Fill it in with guys like Markakis and Hardy, and the team is set potentially for years to come. Imagine what they would look like if they made a serious push for Cano, too?

    It’s easier to get pitching in this era of low offense than it is to build a young core like the O’s have …

  96. pkyankfan69 June 12th, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    Angels just took the lead on the O’s… Aybar with a bases loaded triple and he scored also on a error… 6-4 Angels

  97. Tyler June 12th, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    Good to see the Yanks making some progress with these picks especially for slot money. Hopefully they can save a little bit on Katoh and use that money to get Clarkin.

    Kaminsky signed with the Cards already.

  98. jacksquat June 12th, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    NY Yankee News
    ?@Yankees_News_NY
    Michael Pineda to make next rehab start with Double-A Trenton on Friday http://q.gs/4O4YR #yankees #baseball

  99. fantasygame101 June 12th, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    for what is worth, here is my logical normal person take on the dbacks dodgers game.

    1) greinke hit a batter
    Arizona thinks unintentional
    2) Kennedy hits puig
    Arizona thinks unintentional, dodger thinks retaliation, why?
    3) Greinke hit Montero intentionally
    Arizona thinks why retaliate?, dodger thinks it is in order for no. 2
    4) Kennedy hit greinke
    Arizona thinks it is in order, dodger thinks why?

    I do not know if there was a brawl if kennedy just hits greinke properly, but my reasonable mind thinks there would not have been.

  100. pkyankfan69 June 12th, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    Puig and Grienke both got hit in (or last least near) the head… Big difference from just getting hit… I don’t think the Dodgers were out of line with anything they did last night aside from any punches that may have been thrown in the scrum.

  101. 86w183 June 12th, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    Yeah, it’s usually getting the ball up around shoulders or higher that gets guys riled.

    FWIW McGuire was a jackass out there. Coaches should NEVER escalate a situation.

  102. Tyler June 12th, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    Yeah Kennedy should get a pretty hefty suspension. He almost got Greinke right on the collarbone which he broke earlier. Greinke has had some awful luck with the Dodgers so far. I’m hoping Puig doesn’t get suspended for my fantasy teams sake.

  103. Ys Guy June 12th, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    no im saying its a new york audience.

    i say mazel tov to someone probably twice a month and im catholic.

  104. RadioKev June 12th, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    86w183 June 12th, 2013 at 2:57 pm
    Yeah, it’s usually getting the ball up around shoulders or higher that gets guys riled.

    FWIW McGuire was a jackass out there. Coaches should NEVER escalate a situation.
    ————

    Guess the roids are still working there way out of his system.

  105. blake June 12th, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    would be pretty pumped if all the high picks signed early and could get on down to camp……Jag and Judge would probably starting at SI I’d imagine and Clarkin I’m not sure…..they may just work with him in Tampa and let him start 2014 fresh…..either way I hope they all sign soon.

  106. RadioKev June 12th, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    Hey, if we let Cano and Hughes walk, we’ll have another three first round picks! Woo hoo!

  107. RadioKev June 12th, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    But seriously… Rafael Soriano turned into one of our first round picks. Now that is a deal.

  108. 86w183 June 12th, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    Three down 14 to go to get the guys chosen in the first 15 rounds locked up.

    Would be nice to save a bunch of $$$ to make serious “over the slot” runs at Cal Quantrill (likely) and Cody Thomas (highly unlikely).

    If they sign Quantrill will there need to be a guarantee that Torre never manages him??

  109. blake June 12th, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    “But seriously… Rafael Soriano turned into one of our first round picks. Now that is a deal.”

    that deal actually turned out really well for the Yankees…..the first year was a bust but he was huge last year after Mo went down…..then he opted out and got us a draft pick. Still probably not the best idea to give a non-Mo reliver that sort of contract but hey all’s well that ends well.

  110. Tackelberry June 12th, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    Swisher turned into Aaron Judge.
    Soriano turned into Ian Clarkin.

    Not a bad tradeoff

  111. Bo knows June 12th, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    My most sincere prayer is that they have a quality batting coach meet with these players right after they sign, get a bunch of video and do a breakdown of their setup and swing. Get them started with a baseline and objective.

    It is a total sin that they have a kid like Mesa with something like seven/eight years in the system and still doing a one man band.


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