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Pitching matchups in Baltimore

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jun 28, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Tonight 
RHP David Phelps (5-4, 4.01)
vs.
LHP T.J. McFarland (1-0, 4.14)
7:05 p.m., MY9

Saturday
LHP CC Sabathia (8-5, 4.09)
vs.
LHP Zach Britton (1-2, 5.51)
7:15 p.m., FOX

Sunday
RHP Hiroki Kuroda (7-5, 2.77)
vs.
RHP Chris Tillman (9-2, 3.72)
8:05 p.m., ESPN

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98 Responses to “Pitching matchups in Baltimore”

  1. Warning Track Power June 28th, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    I can feel it.
    Today is a great day for Yankees baseball.

  2. Nick in SF June 28th, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    What did it feel like when you woke up yesterday? :neutral:

  3. luis June 28th, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    Mick,

    I guess is all in the eyes of the beholder… For me is just the way I see it in order to make this team better, so for me is not doom and gloom… But in any case, I respect you opinion

  4. Warning Track Power June 28th, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    Nick
    Yesterday did not feel as well as today feels
    Go figure

  5. Niblick June 28th, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    Maybe it’ll rain tonight in Baltimore.

  6. Against All Odds June 28th, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    Nick in SF June 28th, 2013 at 12:16 pm
    What did it feel like when you woke up yesterday?

    ——————————-

    I hope no one mistakes me for Mark Feinsand.

  7. Hassey June 28th, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    what we need is about 25 consecutive rainouts until Jete and co. get back

    I’ll start dancing now

  8. Wave Your Hat June 28th, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    T.J. McFarland is, I believe, a LHP.

    Therefore, I don’t feel like today is a great day for Yankees baseball.

  9. Hassey June 28th, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    today has a .238 chance of being a great day for Yankee baseball

  10. bruceb June 28th, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    Pitching match-ups look great…now about the lineups. Orioles can rake so we’re going to need to find some offense from somewhere.

  11. Hassey June 28th, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    at least we won’t have to see Freddy Garcia pitch a 2-hit shutout against us

  12. Mike in Harrisburg June 28th, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    McFarland is indeed an LHP, which is why he is getting the nod instead of their top prospect Kevin Gausman. He’ll be available in relief case McFarland gets lit up.

  13. Nick in SF June 28th, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    T.J. McFarland sounds like the name of a low-end casual dining brew pub chain as conceived by a cheap focus group.

  14. Niblick June 28th, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    Matchups don’t look good – not with two lefties going against the “Bombers”.

  15. Hassey June 28th, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    the only way McFarland gets lit up is if he drinks a 6-pack after the 3rd

  16. jacksquat June 28th, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    McFarland is a lefty. :(

    On the other hand, he is a reliever making his first start of the season. Make him throw pitches.

  17. Wave Your Hat June 28th, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    “”On the other hand, he is a reliever making his first start of the season. Make him throw pitches.”

    The Yanks made Holland throw pitches.

    Just not very many.

  18. G. Love June 28th, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    The beer & pretzel battered triple fried chocolate covered Hell in a bucket jalapeno poppers at TJ McFarland’s are my favies.

  19. blake June 28th, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    Teams are going to start bringing up whatever lefty they have in their system that is on turn to face the Yankees….

  20. Nick in SF June 28th, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    Would you like some mozzarella sticks with that?

  21. jacksquat June 28th, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    Gardner CF
    Ichiro RF
    Cano 2B
    Almonte LF
    Wells DH
    Overbay 1B
    Nix SS
    Adams 3B
    Stewart C

    Too soon?

  22. Warning Track Power June 28th, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    Hassey June 28th, 2013 at 12:28 pm
    what we need is about 25 consecutive rainouts until Jete and co. get back

    I’ll start dancing now
    ——————————————————————————–’

    Someone get on the horn and speak with Crash Davis. He can get this team a rain out easily.

  23. bruceb June 28th, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    He’ll be available in relief case McFarland gets lit up.

    Are they having a firework display at Camden Yards tonight? (^)

  24. Warning Track Power June 28th, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    http://baltimore.orioles.mlb.c.....='ALL

    Chad has the info incorrect. O’s starter tonight is a lefty.
    Last pitched on June 23.
    4 1/3 innings.
    Good thing is he’s not built up. Yankees will see the O’s pen tonight.

  25. Warning Track Power June 28th, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    jacksquat June 28th, 2013 at 12:41 pm
    Gardner CF
    Ichiro RF
    Cano 2B
    Almonte LF
    Wells DH
    Overbay 1B
    Nix SS
    Adams 3B
    Stewart C

    Too soon?
    —————————————
    Never too soon for a line-up
    I like what you did there, but I don’t see Almonte in the 4th spot.
    Gardner CF
    Ichiro RF
    Cano 2B
    Wells DH
    Almonte LF
    Overbay 1B
    Nix SS
    Adams 3B
    Stewart C

  26. G. Love June 28th, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    Nick,

    Pass on the mozzarella sticks. I will take the bottomless beer in the 164oz TJ McFarlands Souveneir plastic stein.

  27. Tar June 28th, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    SInce its a LH Joe will probably “STACK” his RH batters together.

    Nix
    Adams
    Stewart
    Wells
    Almonte
    Cano
    Ichiro
    Overbay
    Gardner—so we have two lead-off hitters

    :shock:

  28. Chip June 28th, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    MLB has declared Cuban OF Prospect Dariel Alvarez as eligible to sign. Being 24 his contract doesn’t count towards the pool available for international free agents.

    Alvarez, 24, is capable of playing all three outfield positions and has drawn praise for a strong throwing arm.

    Get him. And when Diaz is available – get him too.

  29. Rich in NJ June 28th, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    The Yanks made Holland throw pitches.

    Just not very many.
    _

    That made me laugh.

  30. blake June 28th, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    “MLB has declared Cuban OF Prospect Dariel Alvarez as eligible to sign. Being 24 his contract doesn’t count towards the pool available for international free agents.”

    The Yanks probably will sign him as a reactionary move to Puig and Cespedes and he will bust like crazy

  31. Jerkface June 28th, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    The Yanks probably will sign him as a reactionary move to Puig and Cespedes and he will bust like crazy

    I thought that was Adonis Garcia?

  32. blake June 28th, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    “I thought that was Adonis Garcia?”

    Double down…..I don’t know anything about this guy but if he doesn’t count against the pool money and he’s any good they should sign him ….

  33. Warning Track Power June 28th, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    Hassey June 28th, 2013 at 12:31 pm
    at least we won’t have to see Freddy Garcia pitch a 2-hit shutout against us
    ————————————————————————————————-
    Did Freddy go down to the minors or did he become a free agent as a result
    of being DFA’d recently by the O’s.
    I can’t imagine they were able to trade him at this point in the season.

  34. 86w183 June 28th, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    The guy to get is Miguel Alberto Gonzalez. He’s gonna get a lot of $$$. Dodgers, Red Sawx and Cubs among others involved.

  35. Jerkface June 28th, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    At this point the Yankees need to be in on anyone the rangers, cards, dodgers, sox, or cubs are in on. Let their scouts do the work and then follow behind them like scavengers.

  36. Rich in NJ June 28th, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    Or just hire away their scouts and some of their decision-makers, from player development director to GM, by overpaying them in the hope of saving money down the line.

  37. Chip June 28th, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    Alex (New York)

    Do you see Peter O’Brien as a top 100 prospect next season? He’s been raking for the Yankees this season…
    Klaw
    (1:21 PM)

    He was a 22-year-old college senior in the Sally League. He’s also a poor defensive catcher. He won’t be a top 200 prospect.

  38. Shame Spencer June 28th, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    There’s been no movement on that MLB investigation of Diaz’s age…? Still?

    It’s hard to believe MLB will have any luck suspending Arod this season when they can’t seem to do enough digging to determine a guy’s age after… a 5 month long investigation.

  39. 4TrainNorth June 28th, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    Hearing Cano say, “We don’t have our main guys” is telling in so many ways. First, he’s a main guy–probably the most main guy on the team. And I’m sick of all the excuses; there’s a lot more to that pedestrian average than a lack of protection.

  40. Chip June 28th, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    Rich in NJ June 28th, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    Or just hire away their scouts and some of their decision-makers, from player development director to GM, by overpaying them in the hope of saving money down the line.
    ——————-

    Hire John Hart. Reassign Levine to run strictly the business side and name Hart as President of Baseball Operations – let him bring in a GM and development team

  41. UnKnown June 28th, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    And so the road trip begins. Figure it out please.

  42. Run it Out June 28th, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    the only way McFarland gets lit up is if he drinks a 6-pack after the 3rd

    then sticks his finger in an electrical outlet.

  43. Rich in NJ June 28th, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    Chip,

    I might like that subject to hearing Hart’s philosophy and plan, but Hal’s doing well, so I think the status quo continues. If anything, Levine will get more power.

  44. Chip June 28th, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    Rich,

    As for Hart – his track record speaks for itself.

    I don’t have a problem with Levine running marketing and making Hal money – he just can’t be allowed to weigh in on baseball matters.

  45. Hankflorida June 28th, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    If the Yankees can split the six games with the O’s, take five out of seven from the Twins and three out of four from the Royals before the All Star Break, they would be eleven games over five hundred with Granderson, Nunez and Musty coming back and Adams and Gonzales going down with one of the relief pitchers. If the Yankees fold in the next seventeen games and end up at five hundred, then what ever reinforcements that they bring will not salvage the season.

  46. Rich in NJ June 28th, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    Chip

    Texas was his last job? Why did he leave?

  47. tbone1570 June 28th, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    Hankflorida June 28th, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    If the Yankees can split the six games with the O’s, take five out of seven from the Twins and three out of four from the Royals before the All Star Break, they would be eleven games over five hundred with Granderson, Nunez and Musty coming back and Adams and Gonzales going down with one of the relief pitchers. If the Yankees fold in the next seventeen games and end up at five hundred, then what ever reinforcements that they bring will not salvage the season.
    —————————————————–

    IMO, Granderson might be the last of the injured Yanks to come back, even after Cervelli, Jeter and maybe even A-Rod. Granderson is is the only one of the rehabbing players that has not yet been cleared for baseball activity.

  48. blake June 28th, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    “At this point the Yankees need to be in on anyone the rangers, cards, dodgers, sox, or cubs are in on. Let their scouts do the work and then follow behind them like scavengers.”

    pretty much yea….

  49. Warning Track Power June 28th, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    tbone1570 June 28th, 2013 at 2:06 pm
    Hankflorida June 28th, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    If the Yankees can split the six games with the O’s, take five out of seven from the Twins and three out of four from the Royals before the All Star Break, they would be eleven games over five hundred with Granderson, Nunez and Musty coming back and Adams and Gonzales going down with one of the relief pitchers. If the Yankees fold in the next seventeen games and end up at five hundred, then what ever reinforcements that they bring will not salvage the season.
    —————————————————–

    IMO, Granderson might be the last of the injured Yanks to come back, even after Cervelli, Jeter and maybe even A-Rod. Granderson is is the only one of the rehabbing players that has not yet been cleared for baseball activity.
    ————————————————————————————————
    Looking forward to the time in the season where the fans don’t have to talk about which injured player is returning next.
    Granderson does appear to be the furthest away.
    Who is returning first? Great question.
    Could be Nunez. Maybe Pineda.
    Certainly not Jeter or Arod.
    One by one hopefully they will trickle in and turn this offense around,while Pineda provides
    some wins

  50. Run it Out June 28th, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Was Hart the one who signed Arod to the first crazy contract.

  51. Rich in NJ June 28th, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    No, Doug Melvin

  52. tbone1570 June 28th, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    Looking forward to the time in the season where the fans don’t have to talk about which injured player is returning next.

    ————————————-

    That would be awesome, wouldn’t it?

    I don’t think it will be Pineda to be the first one back. Barring the trade of a starter, I think they’ll stash him in Scranton to limit his MLB service time.

  53. Run it Out June 28th, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    Rich in NJ

    Thanks

  54. Chip June 28th, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    Rich in NJ June 28th, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    Chip

    Texas was his last job? Why did he leave?
    ——————–

    According to the reports I’ve found it says “personal decision” which is fine.

    Hart’s time with Texas was up and down – they already had Alex when he was brought in and the mandate was to build a win now team – which is not his strength. Once they made a commitment to building from within, that’s when he started developing guys like Mike Young, Tex, Blaylock etc…

    His notable bad signing was Chan Ho Park.

  55. Rich in NJ June 28th, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    Doing a little googling, it seems like Jon Daniels is who we should be going after.

  56. ac1 June 28th, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    Good thing is he’s not built up. Yankees will see the O’s pen tonight.
    ________________

    Meaning he will pitch 8 strong on 80 pitches. (last start 4.1)

  57. Chip June 28th, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    Rich in NJ June 28th, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    Doing a little googling, it seems like Jon Daniels is who we should be going after.
    ——————–

    Well yeah, but he’s not available, so I’ll take the guy who turned Jon Daniels into Jon Daniels.

  58. Chad Jennings June 28th, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    My bad. Forgot to change the R to an L when I updated this with McFarland’s name. Can’t imagine why Buck decided to start a lefty against this team…

  59. ac1 June 28th, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    Coming back first will either be Nunez of Pineda, though if Hughes can string together some good starts, they will not rush Pineda back. So I am going with Nunez, assuming no re-injury.

  60. Rich in NJ June 28th, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    Chip

    We need to find the next Friedman/Daniels.

    It has to be doable for connected people.

  61. ac1 June 28th, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    Hearing Cano say, “We don’t have our main guys” is telling in so many ways. First, he’s a main guy–probably the most main guy on the team. And I’m sick of all the excuses; there’s a lot more to that pedestrian average than a lack of protection.
    ___

    Agreed. If he doesn’t think he is a main guy, he shouldnt get main guy money either.

  62. Chip June 28th, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/.....id=3057755

    More on Hart.

  63. Chip June 28th, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    Rich in NJ June 28th, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    Chip

    We need to find the next Friedman/Daniels.

    It has to be doable for connected people.
    ————————-

    I can’t believe I’m going to say this, but we need to do what the Mets are doing (in some respects). You need that guy like Sandy Alderson who knows what he’s doing and can come in and put the right people in the right places. In addition to developing on the field talent, you need to develop front office talent.

  64. austinmac June 28th, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    We were concerned Cano would chase pitches without protection. He has. I suspect that is why he is not having a good year by his standards. That tells us two things. He is not the player to build a team around and he needs help if he stays.

  65. Chip June 28th, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    Rich,

    I think it’s a perfect 3 year situation – to bring Hart in, who isn’t going to want to do this for very long. Let him develop a front office while developing on the field talent, then he walks away leaving the Yankees with the next Jon Daniels, just like he did in Texas.

    I don’t trust Randy Levine to develop that guy. If Cashman leaves he’ll be replaced by someone from within the organization like Billy Eppler or Mark Newman.

  66. ac1 June 28th, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    We were concerned Cano would chase pitches without protection. He has. I suspect that is why he is not having a good year by his standards. That tells us two things. He is not the player to build a team around and he needs help if he stays.
    ____

    Bonds was pitched around every day, but he found a way to hit .300 with 73 homers (roids or not). He knew how to make the most of the chances he did get. Cano is a great player, but not a leader.

  67. Rich in NJ June 28th, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    I don’t think Cano is a great player, at least not anymore if he ever was.

  68. Against All Odds June 28th, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    4TrainNorth June 28th, 2013 at 1:42 pm
    Hearing Cano say, “We don’t have our main guys” is telling in so many ways. First, he’s a main guy–probably the most main guy on the team. And I’m sick of all the excuses; there’s a lot more to that pedestrian average than a lack of protection.

    ————————————–

    And if he said we have to fight with what we have fans would call him delusional.

  69. Shame Spencer June 28th, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    Sandy is a great GM. I know he probably got that job because Bud made him take it to fix the colossal mess they made in Queens but it wouldn’t surprise me at all if Sandy got that team to be competitive in another 2 years.

  70. Against All Odds June 28th, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    Agreed. If he doesn’t think he is a main guy,

    ———————

    He is a main guy but the problem is he’s the only one.

  71. Captain Clutch June 28th, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    I think it’s obvious that Cano needs 2 very good players around him to be super star Cano. He isn’t able to put the team on his shoulders like a Cabrera, Fielder or old Pujols could. Then again not a lot of players can and that’s why he shouldn’t be paid like he is in that group. When guys are out of the lineup he swings at anything in sight and makes excuses. He is a very good player but he can’t carry a team and that’s why he is struggling right now.

  72. Chip June 28th, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    Rich in NJ June 28th, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    I don’t think Cano is a great player, at least not anymore if he ever was.
    ——————

    The term “great” is thrown around a lot.

    Cano is a very good player, best 2b in the league, but he’s not a guy you build around. Which means you can’t pay him like he’s Pujols or Alex.

  73. Rich in NJ June 28th, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    Chip

    But perhaps more importantly, not what he was, particularly v. LHP.`

  74. blake June 28th, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    “Was Hart the one who signed Arod to the first crazy contract.”

    yea….and I know that contract hampered the Rangers…..but honestly it was pretty close to fair value for what Alex was at the time. Had the Yankees signed him to that original 10 year deal and he played all 10 years with the Yankees then it would have been a great contract……it was just that the Rangers couldn’t afford it at the time.

    over the original 10 year deal this would have been his slash line over that time period: .299 .394 .577 .971. ….and that’s playing quality defense at SS and 3B.

  75. bruceb June 28th, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    Sandy Alderson? Chip, you surprise me.

    Like the Yankees would employ a GM to run a triple A team out there for three years in the hope that three kids down on the farm all turn into studs and save the franchise.

    Either Sandy is a genius or a confidence trickster. But he wouldn’t get away with it this side of the city.

    Yes, our roster needs some rebuilding, but I don’t see ownership letting attendance figures and the YES Network go to pot for three years while we replenish the farm system.

  76. Chip June 28th, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    Shame Spencer June 28th, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    Sandy is a great GM. I know he probably got that job because Bud made him take it to fix the colossal mess they made in Queens but it wouldn’t surprise me at all if Sandy got that team to be competitive in another 2 years.
    ———————–

    What Sandy is doing is what I want Hart to do for the Yankees. He’s putting a system in place, building best practices for his successors (likely JP Riccardi) to follow once he steps down.

    That’s what the Yankees need to get through this period. Someone who knows how to build a team with a budget, someone who knows how to identify and develop front office talent and player talent. Build the systems and then step aside and leave the Yankees with a Mark Shapiro/Jon Daniels

  77. Chip June 28th, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    blake June 28th, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    “Was Hart the one who signed Arod to the first crazy contract.”

    yea….and I know that contract hampered the Rangers…..but honestly it was pretty close to fair value for what Alex was at the time. Had the Yankees signed him to that original 10 year deal and he played all 10 years with the Yankees then it would have been a great contract……it was just that the Rangers couldn’t afford it at the time.

    over the original 10 year deal this would have been his slash line over that time period: .299 .394 .577 .971. ….and that’s playing quality defense at SS and 3B.
    ——————-

    Hart inherited the Alex contract.

  78. Chip June 28th, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    Rich in NJ June 28th, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    Chip

    But perhaps more importantly, not what he was, particularly v. LHP.`
    —————-

    Well, he’s getting older.

  79. Warning Track Power June 28th, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    tbone1570 June 28th, 2013 at 2:15 pm
    Looking forward to the time in the season where the fans don’t have to talk about which injured player is returning next.

    ————————————-

    That would be awesome, wouldn’t it?

    I don’t think it will be Pineda to be the first one back. Barring the trade of a starter, I think they’ll stash him in Scranton to limit his MLB service time.
    ——————————————————————————————
    I keep reading about the possibility that Pineda will be stashed in AAA. Not quite sure how that works, but between now and the time he’s stretched out, I’m sure the situation will work itself out nicely.

  80. Against All Odds June 28th, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    Then again not a lot of players can and that’s why he shouldn’t be paid like he is in that group.

    ———————-

    And he won’t I don’t believe the 10 for 275 number being thrown around but many fans do or it at least seems that way.

  81. blake June 28th, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    giving a 25 year old star a 10 year contract isn’t always bad……it’s giving a 31 year old guy a 10 year contract that’s awful.

    there are examples of long term deals for young players that turn out good…..Jeter, the first Arod contract etc……there isn’t a single one for a position player over 30 beyond 5 years that I can think of that was good…..

  82. Against All Odds June 28th, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    but I don’t see ownership letting attendance figures and the YES Network go to pot for three years while we replenish the farm system.

    ————————–

    Yea that’s not happening. PPl can cancel that thought right now lol

  83. Chip June 28th, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    bruceb June 28th, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    Sandy Alderson? Chip, you surprise me.

    Like the Yankees would employ a GM to run a triple A team out there for three years in the hope that three kids down on the farm all turn into studs and save the franchise.

    Either Sandy is a genius or a confidence trickster. But he wouldn’t get away with it this side of the city.

    Yes, our roster needs some rebuilding, but I don’t see ownership letting attendance figures and the YES Network go to pot for three years while we replenish the farm system.
    ——————

    I’m not saying the Yankees should hire Sandy, I’m also not saying the Yankees should tear it all down and start from scratch.

    But I think the Yankees have had people in place for too long and they can no longer evaluate themselves or their system objectively.

    I also don’t think that Brian is the right person to lead an effort that is going to have as much emphasis on player development based on his colossal failures in developing players and hiring subordinates who can develop players.

    What I’m talking about doing is bringing in a personnel guy who does have a good track record in identifying young talent (both on the field and for the front office) locking those guys up, separated the wheat in a system from the chaff and then leaving the organization with a great system in place for future success.

  84. Warning Track Power June 28th, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    4.5 games back going into this weekend. Time to take two of three from the O’s and move on to the next series.

  85. Warning Track Power June 28th, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    blake June 28th, 2013 at 2:47 pm
    giving a 25 year old star a 10 year contract isn’t always bad……it’s giving a 31 year old guy a 10 year contract that’s awful.

    there are examples of long term deals for young players that turn out good…..Jeter, the first Arod contract etc……there isn’t a single one for a position player over 30 beyond 5 years that I can think of that was good…..
    ———————————————————————————————
    Blake. Well said. I have been an opponent of a deal more than 5 years for Cano.
    He’s 31 now. He’s not in his mid 20′s and let’s face it-He’s never going to win a batting title.
    For years the experts said Cano would win countless batting titles. Forget about it. Not going to happen.
    More reason not to give him more than 5 years. If he chooses to leave, then that’s on him.

  86. blake June 28th, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    “Hart inherited the Alex contract.”

    either way….still wasnt’ a bad deal if they weren’t a sucky team at the time.

  87. bruceb June 28th, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    I hear you, Chip. You guys know way more than me about what happens below Major League level and my comments were a little tongue in cheek.

    It’s just whenever I hear Sandy interviewed on WFAN or SNY, I can’t believe how he gets away with saying the same things he was saying three years ago – like “be patient.”. He is obviously a highly intelligent, thoughtful man. And his hands have been severely tied by the Wilpons.

    It’s just hard for me to see the Mets as a role model to follow. Will they be any good even if Harvey, Wheeler and d’Arnaud all pan out?

  88. Warning Track Power June 28th, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    Warm summer day in Baltimore=Balls will be traveling very far. Expect the Bronx Bombers
    show up and announce themselves with authority.

  89. Chip June 28th, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    bruceb June 28th, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    I hear you, Chip. You guys know way more than me about what happens below Major League level and my comments were a little tongue in cheek.

    It’s just whenever I hear Sandy interviewed on WFAN or SNY, I can’t believe how he gets away with saying the same things he was saying three years ago – like “be patient.”. He is obviously a highly intelligent, thoughtful man. And his hands have been severely tied by the Wilpons.

    It’s just hard for me to see the Mets as a role model to follow. Will they be any good even if Harvey, Wheeler and d’Arnaud all pan out?
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    The Mets were, I think, in much worse shape than the Yankees are now. In addition to their on the field problems, the team owners had no money because of the Madoff cloud. So what Sandy had to do was literally tear everything down and try to amass assets that he wouldn’t need to pay for a few years.

    With the Yankees, the situation is different. They have talent in their minor league system, they just need to have people in place who can develop that talent into ball players. They also need someone who can identify which low cost players to target from other organizations.

  90. Chip June 28th, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    blake June 28th, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    “Hart inherited the Alex contract.”

    either way….still wasnt’ a bad deal if they weren’t a sucky team at the time.
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    No it was a solid contract. The problem was that Tom Hicks ran out of money after signing Alex and couldn’t surround him with anyone. So Alex had to sit there and play on bad teams until Tex, Young and Blaylock came along and they didn’t have any pitching.

    By the time Tex and Young were ready to step up into star roles, Hart was given the go head to deal Alex and free up his money to pay several players instead of a player (which is what the Yankees should do with Cano FYI)

  91. blake June 28th, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    “No it was a solid contract. The problem was that Tom Hicks ran out of money after signing Alex and couldn’t surround him with anyone”

    yes….it was a fair contract for the type of player he was. I was just a bad contract for the Rangers at the time given where they were as and organization and the amount of money their owner had. It would have been a good contract for the Yankees or Red Sox or somebody that could afford it though.

  92. Captain Clutch June 28th, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    And he won’t I don’t believe the 10 for 275 number being thrown around
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    I don’t even think he is worth $180m-$200m that he is going to get. The most I would offer if I was Hal would be 7 years/$161m. Anything more than that is a bad deal for the team and Hal probably wouldn’t spend money on other players because of it.

  93. Captain Clutch June 28th, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    Not good, hopefully it’s nothing serious….
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    @YankeesWFAN

    Sabathia starting tonight instead of Phelps. Waiting for reason why.

  94. Against All Odds June 28th, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    Captain Clutch June 28th, 2013 at 3:22 pm
    And he won’t I don’t believe the 10 for 275 number being thrown around
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    I don’t even think he is worth $180m-$200m that he is going to get. The most I would offer if I was Hal would be 7 years/$161m. Anything more than that is a bad deal for the team and Hal probably wouldn’t spend money on other players because of it.

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    Hal probably wouldn’t spend money on players either way. He’s a guy that has to be talked into money deals.

  95. Against All Odds June 28th, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    When was the last time they made an in season trade and assumed the full contract. Hell over the last couple of yrs they have made the other team pay a portion of it.

  96. pkyankfan69 June 28th, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    Damn, hopefully Phelps is alright.

  97. mick June 28th, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    Wait…don’t we have a winning record against leftys?
    Someone look it up…

  98. Hankflorida June 28th, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    If the Yankees can be eleven games over five hundred before the break by taking advantage of the
    Twins and Royals and Granderson will not be back, then you still have Boesch, Nunez and Musty to play with while trying to make a trade. If they fall apart during this seventeen game stretch and sink to five hundred, the season is not salvageable and it is wait to next year.

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