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Jeter returning today

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Yankees Jeter BaseballThis morning brings word that Derek Jeter will return today and not tomorrow night.

The Captain went 1 for 9 with four walks in four rehab games with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Last night, he went 0 for 3 and made a throwing error against Rochester.

So a Yankees-Royals series finale will have a little more buzz than usual.

Here’s a link to my story on the Yankees’ power show and pitching show in last night’s 8-1 win as Jeter prepped for his return. Also, here’s a link to my Yankees notebook with items on David Phelps’ arm feeling better, A-Rod’s rehab game results and Brett Gardner’s injury. And here’s a link to my feature story on Travis Hafner’s struggles and his freak injury in this latest game.

The photo is by The Associated Press.

UPDATE, 8:24 a.m.: Hey everyone, Chad here. Not that you needed my confirmation, but I’ve also heard this morning that Jeter is coming back this afternoon. Amazing that just a few weeks ago it seemed that Jeter was behind Alex Rodriguez in terms of recovery and has now beaten him to the big leagues. I’ll have more from Yankee Stadium.

 

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173 Responses to “Jeter returning today”

  1. MG July 11th, 2013 at 8:09 am

    Welcome back, Derek Jeter, your nation turns it’s lonely eyes to you

    whoo whoo whoo….

  2. blake July 11th, 2013 at 8:11 am

    no matter how Derek plays it’ll feel much more like I’m watching the Yankees when he’s out there……it hasn’t felt right all year.

  3. blake July 11th, 2013 at 8:11 am

    MG,
    I’d like to know more about what happened when he was sent down…..because before his fastball was straight and very flat and often up in the zone…..he comes back and he’s throwing this heavy heavy mid 90s sinker that’s just impossible to get under when he keeps the ball in the lower 1/3…….was in an accident? Grip change? did a coach talk to him? I have to think somebody made an adjustment with him and enforced that he’s best when he’s sinking the ball……he’s a totally different pitcher when his fastball moves……

  4. MG July 11th, 2013 at 8:13 am

    There is no doubt Jeter needs more time playing to be 100% ready to play at the major league level.

    There might be an argument to wait if the Yankees had a decent backup guy that was contributing, they don’t

    He can play SS 2-3X a week for now and DH another couple of games, particularly against lefties, and still contribute

    You don’t hold back a 1st ballot Hall of Famer when they are available and want to play, particularly someone who has been the heart of your team for over 15 years…

  5. blake July 11th, 2013 at 8:16 am

    If Jeter’s ankle is ready then I’m fine letting him kick the rust at the big league level….it’s not like they have anybody any good to play otherwise.

  6. MG July 11th, 2013 at 8:17 am

    blake July 11th, 2013 at 8:11 am
    MG,
    I’d like to know more about what happened when he was sent down…..because before his fastball was straight and very flat and often up in the zone…..he comes back and he’s throwing this heavy heavy mid 90s sinker that’s just impossible to get under when he keeps the ball in the lower 1/3…….was in an accident? Grip change? did a coach talk to him? I have to think somebody made an adjustment with him and enforced that he’s best when he’s sinking the ball……he’s a totally different pitcher when his fastball moves……
    —————————
    that’s a great question-I know they were working on a change in his delivery during the spring but I looked at a youbute clip of him in 2011 and didn’t see anything different from last night

    Here is the link, maybe you can see something other than him throwing some very nasty stuff back then: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUbHEgCwFGY

    It’s just possible he was trying to get more K’s last year and was trying to overthrow his fastball-he did some of that last night and they loaded the bases on him-Rothschild came out and spoke with him and he got back to getting the fastball down after that.

  7. 86w183 July 11th, 2013 at 8:18 am

    Morning all —-

    Back from a week in the San Francisco area. Awesome trip, but glad to get back on a “normal” schedule such as it is.

    I’ve always been a fan of Nova and what he could become. No question fastball command, which for him means down in the zone is the key to his effectiveness. The last two starts have been really special.

    Would love to be at the Stadium just for Jeter’s return. He has not looked good in his minor league AB so far, but I’m not sure what if anything that means. Bottom line is its almost impossible for him not to be an upgrade on what the Yanks have gotten from their SS committee this season (.211/.269/.283).

  8. austinmac July 11th, 2013 at 8:18 am

    It will be good to see Derek back, but for me work intervenes. Even a still progressing Jeter is a help.

    Nova looks great. Ninety-five with movement with a great curve is pretty darn good. It makes moving Hughes more workable.

  9. PacoDooley July 11th, 2013 at 8:23 am

    REPOST:

    PacoDooley July 11th, 2013 at 8:17 am
    blake July 11th, 2013 at 8:07 am
    Was this the same pitching machine that dominated Vern? Sounds like they might need a new one….this one is hexed.
    ————————————

    Indeed – Wells being dominated by the machine is one of the funnier quotes I have seen in recent years. Would have been worse if Pronk was HBP – at least fouling a ball off is less embarrassing.

    The A-Rod interference info is fascinating – thanks for the link.

  10. MG July 11th, 2013 at 8:23 am

    By the way, I made the mistake of trying to discuss real baseball and what was happening on the field during the game thread last night (the first time in a long while).

    Rather than generating dialog it just fell on deaf ears in between repetitive posts about the nutcase with 1,000 screen ID’s and the idiot cheerleader who defends him

    From now on, the breakfast club will be the only place for me to post, it’s a shame the blog has descended so far down over the past few years.

  11. PacoDooley July 11th, 2013 at 8:23 am

    REPOST (got list in the last thread while working!)

    PacoDooley July 11th, 2013 at 8:22 am
    Speaking of A-Rod and lengthy suspensions – how sad a comment on the state of Yankees baseball is it that I would rather see him get back into pinstripes and contributing than I would be to see him banned from baseball?

    That said, if he really was doing a lot to interfere, I would love to see him out of the game permanently. I will also enjoy the schadenfreude if Braun gets a lengthy suspension after his smug denials after a positive test (and being allowed to keep his MVP). I wonder what will happen to Melky after being suspended once and causing some embarrassment with his phony website attempt…

  12. jacksquat July 11th, 2013 at 8:24 am

    They probably need a DH today, so maybe they’ll put Jeter there, SS tomorrow.

    I guess they’ll probably throw him right into 1/2 in the lineup…

  13. PacoDooley July 11th, 2013 at 8:25 am

    blake July 11th, 2013 at 8:16 am
    If Jeter’s ankle is ready then I’m fine letting him kick the rust at the big league level….it’s not like they have anybody any good to play otherwise.
    ———————————————-

    Agreed 100% – he looked okay at AAA and their MLB options are pretty poor (Nunez has looked pretty good, but he can stay at SS and DJ can replace Pronk at DH).

  14. 86w183 July 11th, 2013 at 8:33 am

    MG —-

    Totally agree. I occasionally make the mistake of returning to a game thread only to be astounded by the inanity of the discourse there.

    IF Alex is guilty of involvement with bio-genesis then I hope Baby Doc Selig, interim commissioner for life comes down as hard on him as humanly possible. I don’t know what the truth is, but if messed with stuff after 2009 to heck with him.

    There may be a screw of two loose in my head, but I have no qualms about a 2014 rotation consisting of CC Sabathia, Michael Pineda, Ivan Nova and some combination of David Phelps, Adam Warren, Vidal Nuno and Manny Banuelos. Risky, yes but exciting.

    Have you guys been watching Betances? Last eight outings scoreless over 15 innings with 21 K and just 4 W.

  15. MG July 11th, 2013 at 8:33 am

    Sherman just tweeted that some scouts ‘marveled’ at how quickly Jeter’s bat speed and timing came back after being out so long.

    As blake said, it hasn’t seemed like the Yankees out there without him, his presence will help them no matter what he does or doesn’t do in the field. It also gives them one more professional bat in the lineup when he plays.

  16. pieman July 11th, 2013 at 8:34 am

    Paco – did you actually see him in Scranton? I did (3 times) and he didn’t look OK. His 1 hit was the only ball out of the infield and he didn’t look sharp in the field – especially last night. I’m glad he’s coming back but, right now, he is far from a physical upgrade. His value will be to the psyche of the team and fans – hopefully that will propel him to the form we’re used to.

  17. astrocityfan July 11th, 2013 at 8:34 am

    great to see the Captain back! i hate ill be at work but hopefully i can track the game via the interwebs. wells getting it going is really good to see. he does seem to be a good guy. i think the rigors of playing every day probably contributed quite a bit to his struggles. Almonte’s emergance was a good thing for vern and the team. Looking forward to seeing more runs scored today.

  18. blake July 11th, 2013 at 8:35 am

    “that’s a great question-I know they were working on a change in his delivery during the spring but I looked at a youbute clip of him in 2011 and didn’t see anything different from last night”

    yea they were trying to shorten his delivery in the spring I think to try and add deception and also to improve his command……perhaps the solution all along though was to get his fastball moving again because that reduces the need for both of those things.

    Also….yea discussing baseball on the game threads is often a no no…..

  19. jacksquat July 11th, 2013 at 8:35 am

    Gardner
    Jeter DH
    Cano
    Zoilo
    Overbay
    Ichiro
    Nunez SS
    Cruz
    Stewart

  20. pat July 11th, 2013 at 8:35 am

    Why haven’t the Yankees announced Derek’s return today?

  21. ac1 July 11th, 2013 at 8:35 am

    Thank god. I can see him dh’ing today since he played the field yesterday and hasn’t played back to back yet. Nunez hasn’t made an error since returning unless I missed something. And jeter at dh has to e better than hafner, who is just taking up space at this point.

  22. mick July 11th, 2013 at 8:37 am

    Makes sense that The Capt comes back on 7-11.
    Get on this asap tweeters….

  23. blake July 11th, 2013 at 8:38 am

    “There may be a screw of two loose in my head, but I have no qualms about a 2014 rotation consisting of CC Sabathia, Michael Pineda, Ivan Nova and some combination of David Phelps, Adam Warren, Vidal Nuno and Manny Banuelos. Risky, yes but exciting”

    if we’re getting the Nova from the last 2 starts…..absolutely.

  24. jacksquat July 11th, 2013 at 8:38 am

    Did they shorten Nova’s stride? Because a long stride makes it harder to stay on top of the ball and your pitches will tend upwards. Plus it makes the flight plane slightly less downward, not good for a 2 seamer.

  25. blake July 11th, 2013 at 8:38 am

    “Why haven’t the Yankees announced Derek’s return today?”

    they probably want to make sure he gets past the pitching machine.

  26. blake July 11th, 2013 at 8:40 am

    I would think maybe they adjusted Nova’s grip or arm slot a bit…..I haven’t looked that closely at before and after video but I haven’t really noticed anything different other than his fastball is moving a lot more.

  27. astrocityfan July 11th, 2013 at 8:41 am

    any ideas about who the yanks could get from the padres or dodgers for hughes? i know the braves were after joba earlier in the year. what could he bring back?

    and i will also say that it is much easier conversing here in the morning than during games.

  28. mick July 11th, 2013 at 8:45 am

    gardner jeter ichiro cano almonte overbay nunez cruz stewart

    the question is does jeter dh or play ss?

    if he plays ss then wells or nunez can dh, think pronk is out.

    lineup looks better with jeter in it…

  29. 86w183 July 11th, 2013 at 8:47 am

    Kudos to the Yanks for getting Dustin Fowler signed. the 18th round pick has never given baseball his full effort, but if a helluva athlete who had a scholarship to play @ Louisville.

    He has the potential to be an every day CF in three to five years. I like a kid who played football AND wrestled. That’s a pretty good sign of physical and mental toughness.

  30. ac1 July 11th, 2013 at 8:47 am

    I think the dodgers are done with their rotation after getting Nolasco. Only a contender will trade or Hughes so padres are likely out. I’m thinking Arizona or the nationals.

  31. blake July 11th, 2013 at 8:48 am

    “any ideas about who the yanks could get from the padres or dodgers for hughes? i know the braves were after joba earlier in the year. what could he bring back?”

    It’s just really hard to say on Hughes….a lot depends on how the team values him and also whether or not they can sign him. I think the Dodgers could and should be after him hard….h’ed really help them and they could sign him…..Kershaw, Greinke, Ryu, Hughes would be a rock solid rotation…..

    Joba: I’d try to get a nice pulled pork sandwich for him….you may only be able to get ham and cheese but I’d go all out and try for pork with some good bark and vinegar sauce.

  32. austinmac July 11th, 2013 at 8:48 am

    MG,

    Good to see you in the morning. Game threads have far too much drama.

  33. blake July 11th, 2013 at 8:49 am

    this has been the most productive draft the yanks have had in years just based on value at the time of signing IMO…..of course none of it means anything and they might all bust….but they did a nice job this year I think.

  34. austinmac July 11th, 2013 at 8:50 am

    With Hafner likely out, Jeter will probably DH.

  35. blake July 11th, 2013 at 8:50 am

    “I think the dodgers are done with their rotation after getting Nolasco. Only a contender will trade or Hughes so padres are likely out. I’m thinking Arizona or the nationals.”

    I hadn’t even seen that yet…..ok well you’re probably right then….scratch that. The Giants could use him too….or even the Braves.

  36. MG July 11th, 2013 at 8:52 am

    Chamberlain’s stock (and performance) have gone so far downhill that even Michael Kay, who announces every 95+ fastball like it was handed down at Mt Olympus, was wondering how the Royals were getting such good swings on him last night when he was throwing 95-97.

    Flaherty’s response was on the order of ‘it’s as straight as a string, Michael, and they can see it really good out of his hand’.

    Anyone who thinks Chamberlain can be a starting pitcher in the majors for anyone just needs to watch last night’s game, see Nova pitching lights out and then see Chamberlain struggling to get through 1 inning to know that’s never going to happen.

  37. blake July 11th, 2013 at 8:54 am

    “Flaherty’s response was on the order of ‘it’s as straight as a string, Michael, and they can see it really good out of his hand’.”

    pretty much…..hitters tell you a lot more about pitches than a radar gun…..

  38. MG July 11th, 2013 at 8:55 am

    austinmac July 11th, 2013 at 8:48 am
    MG,

    Good to see you in the morning. Game threads have far too much drama.
    ———————-
    mac, thanks-game threads have always had the trolls and whiners but used to also really good dialog about the game, that is completely gone now as am I-last night was the first time I’d participated in a game thread in awhile for more than 1 or 2 posts and it will be the last.

  39. 86w183 July 11th, 2013 at 8:56 am

    when they activate Jeter is Gonzalez heading out? I’d keep him and pack up Ishikawa who’s addition never made a lick of sense.

    I’d prefer they send out Ishikawa AND Gonzalez and call up Randy Ruiz just to have a RH power bat on the bench that could conceivably play 1B for a few innings. Release Ishikawa to create room on the 40-man. Corbin Joseph and Melky Mesa are probably DFA candidates.

    I’d also swap Romine for JR Murphy. Romine needs to play and Murphy might actually hit a ball pitched to him.

  40. MG July 11th, 2013 at 9:00 am

    Until the past couple of weeks I didn’t know that teams had batting cages available during games that can throw 95+, that explains how today’s hitters can square up even the best of fastballs if they know it’s coming.

    It also probably explains, at least in part, why the change has become such a great weapon against guys waiting for the heat.

    I’ll never understand why batters don’t sit on the change against pitchers who throw it often (like James Shields), it’s an easy pitch to take the other way for a basehit if you are looking for it.

    It pretty much makes batting practice a waste of time as well, it’s just a show for the fans…

  41. Shame Spencer July 11th, 2013 at 9:01 am

    Wasn’t expecting to get this news today.. glad to hear it, of course, I just hope he really is physically ready. I guess with Nunez healthy they’ll be able to make sure Derek isn’t playing daily. I agree with blake and MG, it just doesn’t feel like the Yankees without him.

  42. jacksquat July 11th, 2013 at 9:01 am

    JR Murphy .308/.389/.500 at AAA in 90 PA. I would have bought him up with Jeter. Catch today’s day game after night game. Can’t keep riding Stewie hard.

  43. Yankee Trader July 11th, 2013 at 9:01 am

    86

    Like your 2014 pitching rotation!

    I wonder if Gardner will even play today, after getting hit on the right ankle, suffering a bruise, and removed later in last nights game.

  44. jacksquat July 11th, 2013 at 9:03 am

    True, we might see Wells instead of Gardner, his shin can’t feel good.

    Ichiro
    Jeter
    Cano
    Zoilo
    Wells
    Overbay
    Nunez
    Cruz
    Stewart

  45. MG July 11th, 2013 at 9:05 am

    Last night’s bench of Romine, Gonzalez and Ishikawa (plus Wells) was an embarrassment for any major league team-even the Marlins could do better.

    I agree that Murphy should replace Romine and drop Gonzalez along with Ishikawa.

    Murphy has successfully made the jump from AA to AAA, bring him up and let him catch some games to see what he has to offer, it can’t be worse than Romine. If he can’t do it go pick up someone on waivers before the trade deadline as Cervelli probably isn’t coming back this year, either because of injury or suspension.

  46. hardwired7 July 11th, 2013 at 9:06 am

    Jeter being Jeter, he’ll probably go 4 for 4 and find a way to score the winning run.

    Really, would anyone be surprised?

  47. pat July 11th, 2013 at 9:06 am

    @Ian_OConnor
    Cashman said Jeter was scheduled to DH in Scranton. He said they will talk with Girardi to decide if DJ will DH or SS in Bronx

  48. Tackelberry July 11th, 2013 at 9:06 am

    86w183 July 11th, 2013 at 8:47 am
    Kudos to the Yanks for getting Dustin Fowler signed. the 18th round pick has never given baseball his full effort, but if a helluva athlete who had a scholarship to play @ Louisville.

    He has the potential to be an every day CF in three to five years. I like a kid who played football AND wrestled. That’s a pretty good sign of physical and mental toughness.

    _____________________________________________

    Totally agree. This kid is pretty raw yet, but has outstanding potential. Great to have him in the system. Also great news getting Judge signed. Had a chance to see video of him. His stance and swing reminds me of Juan Gonzalez. Has light tower power and is considered a pretty good outfielder for such a big guy. Very good draft for Yanks

  49. RhapsodyInBlue July 11th, 2013 at 9:07 am

    Jeter’s presence on the field and in the club house will be a big plus for this group.

    I expect him to be a bit rusty but let him work out the kinks as a DH or limited duty at SS.

    This group is in dire need of more leadership from within.

  50. pat July 11th, 2013 at 9:08 am

    Ian_OConnor
    Brian Cashman on Jeter playing today: said saw weather & decided made no sense for Jeter to sit around in Scranton in rain

  51. Tackelberry July 11th, 2013 at 9:08 am

    MG:’

    Doesn’t make sense to bring up Murphy unless htye planned on making him the starter. To take on ROmine’s role, playing once a week would retard his progress. Better to let him stay at AAA and keep playing every day.

  52. Yankee Trader July 11th, 2013 at 9:09 am

    If the Yankees do bring up Murphy, how long should it take for him and one of the starters that he’s never caught, to be on the “same page?”

    Will calls come from the dugout , thru Pena?

  53. Jesus Bustero July 11th, 2013 at 9:10 am

    “There may be a screw of two loose in my head, but I have no qualms about a 2014 rotation consisting of CC Sabathia, Michael Pineda, Ivan Nova and some combination of David Phelps, Adam Warren, Vidal Nuno and Manny Banuelos. Risky, yes but exciting”

    _________

    Plus Jose Ramirez should be in the mix. It’s still risky but like you said, exciting. It’s also possible they could receive picks for Hughes, Granderson and Kuroda if they go the risky route.

    But they would need to hedge the risk by reinvesting the savings in offense: Cano + Choo + McCann.

  54. MG July 11th, 2013 at 9:12 am

    Tackelberry July 11th, 2013 at 9:08 am
    MG:’

    Doesn’t make sense to bring up Murphy unless htye planned on making him the starter. To take on ROmine’s role, playing once a week would retard his progress. Better to let him stay at AAA and keep playing every day.
    —————
    I haven’t seen him play at all but if he can do the job defensively it makes sense to me to let him a catch a few games at the major league level just like they gave Almonte a shot in the outfield.

    If he can do it, let him catch a few times a week-if not, send him back to AAA and find a major league quality catcher somewhere else, they can’t keep Romine in the major leagues and expect to make the playoffs.

  55. Hassey July 11th, 2013 at 9:12 am

    great stuff…Sterling is an embarrassment

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07......html?_r=0

  56. CountryClub July 11th, 2013 at 9:16 am

    Joel Sherman @Joelsherman1
    Scouts I talked to marveled how quick Jeter had timing/bat speed after being out 9 months. #Yankees think tons of sim ABs in Tampa helped

    Joel Sherman @Joelsherman1
    Going into today #Yankees have 2d worst BA (.211) and OPS (.552) out of SS in MLB. Can Jeter make a difference? How much SS can he play?

  57. 86w183 July 11th, 2013 at 9:17 am

    If I call up Murphy he’s playing 40 % of the time. Figure out which two starters he can best work with and match them up accordingly.

    Judge in the fold is another major plus. I may eat these words, but I believe this will turn out to be an incredibly productive draft in terms of delivering MLB talent in 3-5 years.

  58. Tackelberry July 11th, 2013 at 9:18 am

    MG:

    Sorry, I disagree. Murphy hasn’t been at AAA that long so I wouldn’t rush him up here, epsecially if he is gonna sit on the bench 4-5 days a week. How do you know he is gonna come up here and hit any better than ROmine? Needs to continue developing at AAA and maybe get a callup in September.

  59. MG July 11th, 2013 at 9:20 am

    Tackelberry July 11th, 2013 at 9:18 am
    MG:

    Sorry, I disagree. Murphy hasn’t been at AAA that long so I wouldn’t rush him up here, epsecially if he is gonna sit on the bench 4-5 days a week. How do you know he is gonna come up here and hit any better than ROmine? Needs to continue developing at AAA and maybe get a callup in September.
    —————–
    it’s OK, no problem with me-but as for hitting better than Romine, it doesn’t take much, does it?

    As I said, I would catch him a few games and decide if he could contribute-I think they did the same thing with Almonte and were pleasantly surprised.

    Either way, they need another major league quality catcher to have a chance to make the playoffs, I think we can agree on that, right?

  60. longtimefan July 11th, 2013 at 9:24 am

    Another move by the yankess brain trust that just doesn’t make baseball sense. Why bring Jeter back a few days before the all star break and after only a few rehab games with just one hit. Seems like they may be starting to feel the decrease in attendance and are trying to give that a boost.

  61. Shame Spencer July 11th, 2013 at 9:26 am

    pat July 11th, 2013 at 9:08 am

    Ian_OConnor
    Brian Cashman on Jeter playing today: said saw weather & decided made no sense for Jeter to sit around in Scranton in rain

    —————

    Understandable.. but the weather doesn’t look so hot right now in NYC either.

  62. Shame Spencer July 11th, 2013 at 9:27 am

    MG – They only did it with Almonte because of injuries.. same with Romine for that short stretch where he was starting daily for about a week.

    I’d love to see Romine but I dunno that they make a decision to lose an arb year on Murphy just so they can play him once every 5-6 games.

  63. Shame Spencer July 11th, 2013 at 9:28 am

    Basically the only way you see Murphy, IMO, is if Stewie gets hurt. Which… at the rate he’s been playing.. might not be an improbably scenario.

  64. Jesus Bustero July 11th, 2013 at 9:35 am

    I like having Jeter and Nunez in the lineup at the same time. I’d rather have Nunez play SS for the majority of games at this point and maybe prolong Jeter’s career.

    It would be interesting to see how Almonte and Murphy fit in with their plans. I think both should go to AAA and come up when rosters expand. Murphy has trade value in the event a big fish like Stanton becomes available. Granderson’s return probably forces out Almonte and he needs AB and Granderson will not be traded I don’t think.

  65. Yankee Trader July 11th, 2013 at 9:35 am

    Need some clarification.

    In this scenario, let’s say that before ARod is brought up, he gets suspended for only 50 games and decides not to appeal, and will serve it immediately. In the other scenario , he gets suspended for 100 games and appeals, but loses the appeal, and has to begin the suspension starting opening day 2014.

    What are the financial ramifications and obligations for the Yankees in terms of insurance, luxury taxes, and paying ARod’s salary in either instance?

  66. Shame Spencer July 11th, 2013 at 9:39 am

    What are the financial ramifications and obligations for the Yankees in terms of insurance, luxury taxes, and paying ARod’s salary in either instance?

    ——————-

    I don’t think any sort of suspension saves them anything in terms of luxury tax calculations.

    I dunno about the insurance part, but I’d have a hard time believing they’d get any money back from the insurance company if the reason Alex isn’t playing is simply because he cheated and not because he’s injured.

  67. Tackelberry July 11th, 2013 at 9:39 am

    Difference is Almonte has been playing almost every day which is good if you’re have him here, then play him. As for Murphy, my point is that he would assume Romine’s role, playing maybe once a week which would not make sense since it would likely hurt his progress. Better to keeep him where he is, playing every day and continue developing

  68. Yankee Trader July 11th, 2013 at 9:41 am

    This catcher is having an off year. He’s owed quite a bit of money. He’s a Montero! :)

    13:$10M, 14:$10M, 15:$12M, 16:$14M, 17:$14M
    deal does not include no-trade protection

    If, by chance the Diamondbacks made him available , and ate 6-7M, would you consider him a long term upgrade? Hughes plus what might get it done?

  69. 86w183 July 11th, 2013 at 9:42 am

    Yeah, there’s no risk. It’s not like Murphy is going to come up, go 0-25 and crawl under a rock never to be seen again. Why not give him a shot.

    I would prefer to leave him alone and make a deal for Dioner Navarro or someone like that, but Romine is essentially useless right now.

  70. mick July 11th, 2013 at 9:45 am

    No way Almonte hits cleanup. They would put Wells there before him and have.
    Cano cleanup makes sense as it guarantees he’s up with a man on in the 1st(unless they go 1-2-3 or someone hits a HR)
    If Cap swallows pride, he should just DH today with Nunez at SS. You can DH Nunez with Cruz and Gonzalez around but who will go down for Jeter?
    Guess Romine catches Andy today. What?
    Ride that mule named Stewie…

  71. Yankee Trader July 11th, 2013 at 9:45 am

    Shame

    I thought that I read some time ago, that if suspended for the new CBA that starts in 2014 that luxury tax for the duration of the suspension, would also be waived. I can’t corroborate this as I might totally be off base.

  72. Yankee Trader July 11th, 2013 at 9:47 am

    Any interest in 35 yo, FA Philly, Carlos Ruiz?

  73. Shame Spencer July 11th, 2013 at 9:47 am

    86w183 July 11th, 2013 at 9:42 am

    Yeah, there’s no risk. It’s not like Murphy is going to come up, go 0-25 and crawl under a rock never to be seen again. Why not give him a shot.

    ———————

    The risk is bringing him up and losing a year of control over him just so he can get minimal playing time.

    Two months away from when rosters expand.. just can’t see them doing it unless there is an injury.

    Again, I’d love to see Murphy. Just don’t know if the Yankees do it.

  74. Rich in NJ July 11th, 2013 at 9:49 am

    This is the second time that Nova has been transformed after a mL stint. What’s up with that, and will it be any more enduring this time?

  75. blake July 11th, 2013 at 9:49 am

    “If, by chance the Diamondbacks made him available , and ate 6-7M, would you consider him a long term upgrade? Hughes plus what might get it done?”

    the Yankees would have to include at least 2 super gritty players I think

  76. Shame Spencer July 11th, 2013 at 9:49 am

    Yankee Trader July 11th, 2013 at 9:45 am

    Shame

    I thought that I read some time ago, that if suspended for the new CBA that starts in 2014 that luxury tax for the duration of the suspension, would also be waived. I can’t corroborate this as I might totally be off base.

    ——————

    It’s possible.. we’ll have to ask JF.

  77. blake July 11th, 2013 at 9:51 am

    “This is the second time that Nova has been transformed after a mL stint. What’s up with that, and will it be any more enduring this time?”

    yea I think the first transformation actually screwed him up to be honest…..it looked great when his velo jumped and he was throwing the swing and miss slider but practically it didn’t work for him. His fastball got hammered and his command wasn’t good enough to actually get ahead and use the slider……he’s a two seam guy…..he’s best when he’s sinking the ball and I’m glad he’s getting back to that for whatever reason……

  78. Rich in NJ July 11th, 2013 at 9:52 am

    Didn’t Cashman make it sound like Murphy was a bona fide candidate for a call up a few weeks ago?

    The more their offense struggles, the more likely it is that they will do unconventional things.

  79. Frankg July 11th, 2013 at 9:52 am

    Good to see Jeter back. He was lights out at S/W. No need to keep him there any longer when the Yankees need a strong RH bat.

  80. RadioKev July 11th, 2013 at 9:52 am

    blake July 11th, 2013 at 9:49 am
    “If, by chance the Diamondbacks made him available , and ate 6-7M, would you consider him a long term upgrade? Hughes plus what might get it done?”

    the Yankees would have to include at least 2 super gritty players I think
    —————

    You think Nix gets it done?

  81. Rich in NJ July 11th, 2013 at 9:52 am

    Good point, blake.

    That short-term fix was a negative longer term.

  82. mick July 11th, 2013 at 9:53 am

    Granderson’s return probably forces out Almonte and he needs AB and Granderson will not be traded I don’t think.
    =============
    Thats not gonna happen.
    Almonte is here to stay.
    He and Grandy can rotate LF/DH.
    Pronk is a DL waiting to happen.

  83. Yankee Trader July 11th, 2013 at 9:54 am

    Thanks for the feedback. Have a great day and enjoy the return of Jeet!
    Until later.

  84. comnsnse July 11th, 2013 at 9:56 am

    YT, you are saying you would take on another multi million dollar contract at a position of prospect strength by acquiring Miguel Montero?

    When they would not spend the money on either Martin or AJ in the off season for short term need?

  85. mick July 11th, 2013 at 9:57 am

    Before this year is out I hope to see Musty get Welles AB’s.
    Cervelli and Murphy battle for the C job next year.

  86. 86w183 July 11th, 2013 at 9:58 am

    Tackelberry —-

    I don’t get your thought process. Why is it okay to screw up Romine’s progress but not Murphy’s? Every suggestion I’ve made regarding Murphy has been to start him 40 % of the time. Doing that for two months won’t hurt him. What’s happening to Romine is far more negative.

    Shame — Murphy is HIGHLY unlikely to play enough to qualify for Super Two status, so the arbitration issue is not a concern this late in the season.

  87. comnsnse July 11th, 2013 at 9:59 am

    Mick, by what reasoning does Almonte stay?

    Grandy in left, Gardner in center and Wells/Ichiro in right, how does Almonte who is already being “handled” with low inside curves stay?

    Will his progress be better sitting on the bench or playing every day?

  88. J. Alfred Prufrock July 11th, 2013 at 10:00 am

    Nova was always T his
    Best inducing ground balls. The cb has replaced the slider as his K pitch and his sink is back. Here’s my compliment for Cashman: he correctly refused to give up Nova instead of Noesi to Seattle. That
    Was
    Always my preference between those two. Or should I say, Levine refused to do so? ;)

  89. jacksquat July 11th, 2013 at 10:01 am

    Tackelberry July 11th, 2013 at 9:39 am
    Difference is Almonte has been playing almost every day which is good if you’re have him here, then play him. As for Murphy, my point is that he would assume Romine’s role, playing maybe once a week which would not make sense since it would likely hurt his progress. Better to keeep him where he is, playing every day and continue developing

    Why do you assume he would play only as much as Romine? If he plays (hits) better than Romine, he would play more. He can’t really do worse.

  90. mick July 11th, 2013 at 10:01 am

    Mick, by what reasoning does Almonte stay?
    ===========================
    Almonte isn’t hitting?
    Like I said, he can LF/DH with Grandy who might be the last one back anyway.

  91. Mike in Harrisburg July 11th, 2013 at 10:02 am

    I too have been completely turned off by the game threads. I stick to Twitter, and that’s saying something right there.

    As far as catchers how – how about going after Evan Gattis? He’ll be back after the ASG following an oblique injury. He’s a spare piece down there and probably cheaper than McCann, even with the expiring contract.

  92. 86w183 July 11th, 2013 at 10:03 am

    comnsnse —-

    Agreed. No need to invest big time in a catcher

  93. comnsnse July 11th, 2013 at 10:04 am

    Mick, Cervelli may be banned in the Biogenisis flap and has had numerous injuries, he will not be the #1 catcher and is destined to be traded.

    As for who is the backup, it’s the current starter. The coaching staff love Stewie and he certainly fits the mold of backup to a T.

    Whether Murphy is a starter next year is doubtful but you will know more after spring trainiung.

  94. Jesus Bustero July 11th, 2013 at 10:04 am

    Would you trade Hughes + Joba + Murphy for McCann.

  95. mick July 11th, 2013 at 10:04 am

    I too have been completely turned off by the game threads. I stick to Twitter, and that’s saying something right there.
    ==============
    Mike

    are you following a few beat reporters on there?

  96. jacksquat July 11th, 2013 at 10:05 am

    mick July 11th, 2013 at 9:45 am
    No way Almonte hits cleanup.

    Probably not, just what I would do. He has already hit 5th many times.

  97. mick July 11th, 2013 at 10:06 am

    Mick, Cervelli may be banned in the Biogenisis flap and has had numerous injuries, he will not be the #1 catcher and is destined to be traded.
    =======================
    Who would trade for a person with that background?

  98. Jerkface July 11th, 2013 at 10:07 am

    There is nothing in the CBA that suggests a suspension will alter the luxury tax hit. Specifically how the multi year contract calculation is worded.

  99. mick July 11th, 2013 at 10:08 am

    Probably not, just what I would do. He has already hit 5th many times.
    =============
    Too much pressure up 4th.
    He should stay 5th or 6th.
    Cano should be up 4th with Gardy, Jete and Ichiro 3rd for now or drop Gardy to 9th, leadoff with Jeter (thats what will happen), Ichiro 2nd like the end of last year.

  100. J. Alfred Prufrock July 11th, 2013 at 10:08 am

    Also Nova had thAt forearm injury in 2011 and the hamstring after that. I’m not sure he’s enjoyed full health until now.

    But his. Ombination of sink Nd wicked curve is oPtimal for the StAdium for a righty. Betances also gets that sink and 2seam actiOn To induce tons Of GBs Nd has an insane curve plus, he
    CAn go uP ladder and mIss bats up in zone. ThAts why I lament his Bp move so much plus he has a very good changeup. Will he ever
    Get
    Called up I wonder.
    BP m

  101. comnsnse July 11th, 2013 at 10:09 am

    BTW, for all you purists who will be turning off the game threads.

    Thank you from those of us who during the too many boring games find some comic relief in the zany comments.

    Which even purists should not take seriously.

    Unless you’ve been among the few who actually enjoy watching baseball “grass” grow!

    Now, can we get back to the “Life and Times of Brian Cashman”? ;)

  102. mick July 11th, 2013 at 10:10 am

    If you leave Cano up 3rd and Hafner 4th until arod gets back, could live with that.

  103. pat July 11th, 2013 at 10:11 am

    ESPNNYYankees
    Right now the only Yankee in the clubhouse is Travis Ishikawa, prob soon to be an ex-Yankee

  104. Mike in Harrisburg July 11th, 2013 at 10:11 am

    Mick – For baseball I follow a bunch of beat reporters, some “personalities” and some individuals from here and a few other places whose twitter names I know.

    Brandon McCarthy, for example, is a fun guy to follow, especially when he comments on games he is watching. Great insight. I think he’s a modern-day Jim Bouton. @BMcCarthy32

  105. Rich in NJ July 11th, 2013 at 10:11 am

    Hafner shouldn’t even be playing.

    Last 28 days: .203 .267 .319 .586

  106. mick July 11th, 2013 at 10:13 am

    Right now the only Yankee in the clubhouse is Travis Ishikawa, prob soon to be an ex-Yankee
    =====================
    forgot about him, which is easy to do, he def is the man out for jete.

  107. mick July 11th, 2013 at 10:14 am

    Mick – For baseball I follow a bunch of beat reporters, some “personalities” and some individuals from here and a few other places whose twitter names I know.
    ========================
    Does Randy have an account?
    Might have to try your method but might prove to be addictive.

  108. comnsnse July 11th, 2013 at 10:15 am

    Mick, “who would trade for a person with that backround” re: Cervelli?

    Gee Mick, I guess all those peds users who have been moved or signed elsewhere have retired? Melky, and are the Yanks waiting for Alex the savior’s return?

    Think the Yankees would sign Braun and like most organizations lament, “We didn’t know”?

  109. mick July 11th, 2013 at 10:18 am

    Mick, Cervelli may be banned in the Biogenisis flap and has had numerous injuries, he will not be the #1 catcher and is destined to be traded.

    Gee Mick, I guess all those peds users who have been moved or signed elsewhere have retired?
    ==================================
    If he can’t get a shot at #1 with us, what does that do to his trade value?

    The suspension thing is a long process involving appeals.

  110. Mike in Harrisburg July 11th, 2013 at 10:18 am

    @Mick he may but I don’t know it

  111. Rich in NJ July 11th, 2013 at 10:20 am

    Right now, Wells is experiencing another of his hot streak blips. Play him until he regresses to his mean.

  112. austinmac July 11th, 2013 at 10:20 am

    I have no real idea how the draftees will turn out, but it certainly does appear they have had a very good draft. I’m glad they picked players others thought worthy of being picked. It would be so helpful if Judge and Jaglielo turned into productive players.

    Who leave with Jeter’s return? Ishy?

  113. mick July 11th, 2013 at 10:20 am

    Mike-
    Do you tweet during games, meaning do you have a following?

  114. mick July 11th, 2013 at 10:22 am

    @Mick he may but I don’t know it
    ================
    Mike-I will have to ask Nick from SF about Randy, he knows everything.

  115. blake July 11th, 2013 at 10:22 am

    “You think Nix gets it done?”

    Nixy is a baseball player….The Dbacks would be all over that.

  116. jacksquat July 11th, 2013 at 10:23 am

    mick July 11th, 2013 at 10:08 am
    Probably not, just what I would do. He has already hit 5th many times.
    =============
    Too much pressure up 4th.
    He should stay 5th or 6th.
    Cano should be up 4th with Gardy, Jete and Ichiro 3rd for now or drop Gardy to 9th, leadoff with Jeter (thats what will happen), Ichiro 2nd like the end of last year.

    I think he can handle the pressure. He seems pretty calm, usually has good at bats. He’s probably the best protection for Cano. I don’t really want to move Cano down from 3rd. But if Gardner is out today it will probably be Ichiro/Jeter 1-2.

  117. blake July 11th, 2013 at 10:24 am

    “As far as catchers how – how about going after Evan Gattis? He’ll be back after the ASG following an oblique injury. He’s a spare piece down there and probably cheaper than McCann, even with the expiring contract.”

    I don’t think they see him as a spare part anymore….he’s shown he can really hit in the big leagues and with McCann a FA at the end of the year I just don’t think they’d trade him cheaply…..he’s a controlled bat that can catch…..I think they’ll keep him

  118. mick July 11th, 2013 at 10:25 am

    Tweets on the side are scarce-they are all on Jeter alert.
    Kind of pathetic.

  119. blake July 11th, 2013 at 10:25 am

    “Would you trade Hughes + Joba + Murphy for McCann.”

    If he’d sign an extension I would….heck I might anyway….he’d greatly improve their chances this year.

  120. jacksquat July 11th, 2013 at 10:25 am

    If I have to guess what Girardi will do today, it is

    Ichiro
    Jeter dh
    Cano
    Wells
    Zoilo
    Overbay
    Nunez ss
    Cruz
    Stewart

  121. mick July 11th, 2013 at 10:26 am

    But if Gardner is out today it will probably be Ichiro/Jeter 1-2.
    =======================
    Knowing Girardi, I say Jeter-Ichiro.

  122. Rich in NJ July 11th, 2013 at 10:27 am

    If they are willing to spend, I would wait for McCann to be a FA rather than trade for him.

  123. Tackelberry July 11th, 2013 at 10:28 am

    86w183 July 11th, 2013 at 9:58 am
    Tackelberry —-

    I don’t get your thought process. Why is it okay to screw up Romine’s progress but not Murphy’s? Every suggestion I’ve made regarding Murphy has been to start him 40 % of the time. Doing that for two months won’t hurt him. What’s happening to Romine is far more negative.

    Shame — Murphy is HIGHLY unlikely to play enough to qualify for Super Two status, so the arbitration issue is not a concern this late in the season.
    ________________________________________________

    Never agreed with how they handled Romine either. THought the same thing when they brought him up. Should have played him the majority of the games and made Stewart the backup. HOw can Romine improve when he plays so sparingly. WOuld not want to see the same thing happen to Murphy, hence , my reasoning.

  124. Locke July 11th, 2013 at 10:28 am

    Blake – I think the Yankees could get McCann for less. The feeling in ATL is that there is no chance that McCann will stay with the Braves.

  125. pat July 11th, 2013 at 10:28 am

    EricFisherSBJ
    MLBPA exec dir Michael Weiner releases statement bashing multiple media leaks re Biogenesis & threatened integrity to joint drug agreement

  126. blake July 11th, 2013 at 10:30 am

    “If they are willing to spend, I would wait for McCann to be a FA rather than trade for him.”

    yea…..they should really consider signing him this winter. He’s perfect for Yankees stadium and he’d be a great stop gap behnd the plate until hopefully Sanchez or Murphy is ready. He could easily step into a DH/C/1B rotation and really be a good pick up for them. Don’t have a great feel yet for what he will get though…..prolly between 75 and 100……assuming good health and a normal 2nd half.

  127. Mike in Harrisburg July 11th, 2013 at 10:30 am

    I don’t have anything like a “following” but I tweet moderately during some games. I try not to overload people who follow me for other reasons. Clicking on my name here is a link to my twitter.

    Are we setting new records this year for transient Yankee players? Ishikawa will have been in pinstripes for what, 5 days? How long was Brignac here?

  128. blake July 11th, 2013 at 10:30 am

    “Blake – I think the Yankees could get McCann for less. The feeling in ATL is that there is no chance that McCann will stay with the Braves.”

    I don’t think they’ll sign him either but that doesn’t mean they’ll trade him cheaply or really at all….they are a title contender and are gonna be buyers most likely….not sellers.

  129. Nick in SF July 11th, 2013 at 10:33 am

    Game threads can be strange and often in a bad way, but last night’s game thread was not a typical one.

  130. comnsnse July 11th, 2013 at 10:35 am

    Will someone please explain why all the discussion re: acquiring catchers when we have two highly rated prospects by everyone from BA to scouts, farm directors etc.?

    Plus Romine and Cervelli whom some here think should get an opportunity?

    Might anyone know if Ian Clarkin has signed?

  131. mick July 11th, 2013 at 10:36 am

    clarkin signed and is already hurt

  132. mick July 11th, 2013 at 10:37 am

    Ishikawa will have been in pinstripes for what, 5 days? How long was Brignac here?
    ==================
    Ishi came up for one game so that O’bay could sit.
    O’bay pinch hit for Ishi and Homered.
    Played the last 3 innings.

  133. comnsnse July 11th, 2013 at 10:38 am

    There you have it, Nicky has rendered his imprimatur on the subject! LOL

    You want to see game threads or any threads with zany but often intelligent and truly witty stuff, try the lohud Ranger blog!

  134. mick July 11th, 2013 at 10:38 am

    Meredith Marakovits ? @M_Marakovits

    Source:Jeter in the lineup and will DH..brought back a little earlier than anticipated due to injuries to Gardner and hafner #yankees

  135. Mike in Harrisburg July 11th, 2013 at 10:39 am

    @blake really more wishful thinking on Gattis. Love his bat and his story.

  136. mick July 11th, 2013 at 10:39 am

    1st to break it….what is the prize?

  137. comnsnse July 11th, 2013 at 10:40 am

    Mick, do you sense a distinct need for a change in our medical staff and or training methods?

    Would a blog receive a fan discount on these services as well? ;)

  138. JobaTipsHisCap July 11th, 2013 at 10:40 am

    the more important is can they split with KC today?

  139. mick July 11th, 2013 at 10:41 am

    A blog health plan?
    Would that include Mental?

  140. J. Alfred Prufrock July 11th, 2013 at 10:41 am

    Mike in Harrisburg – you’ve reminded me of how witty Brandon McCarthy is on his tweets. Will have to start checking him out again. Always liked him, since watching him dominate the Red Sox
    In N Fternoon game in Fenway years ago when he was
    Still with the White Sox. I don’t think he’s that pitcher any more with all the injuries but his story of basically coming back from the dead and
    Remaking himself was compelling as are
    His unique observations and humor. Always was struck by his
    Resemblance to Anthony Perkins as well!

  141. blake July 11th, 2013 at 10:41 am

    “Will someone please explain why all the discussion re: acquiring catchers when we have two highly rated prospects by everyone from BA to scouts, farm directors etc.?”

    well because some folks would like to win this year and their big league ready catchers they have now are pretty awful……Sanchez is at least a couple years away and Murphy doesn’t have a ton of time in the upper levels either…..

  142. mick July 11th, 2013 at 10:42 am

    Marilyn Marokovitz broke the tweet that Jete will DH.

  143. blake July 11th, 2013 at 10:42 am

    “@blake really more wishful thinking on Gattis. Love his bat and his story.”

    yea I agree…..Braves fans are really enamored with him too though and I think they’d mutiny if they traded him to be honest.

  144. pat July 11th, 2013 at 10:43 am

    DPLennon
    Jeter’s duffel just arrived at his locker and is being unpacked. “His bag is here!” a bemused Phil Hughes said. #yankees

  145. blake July 11th, 2013 at 10:43 am

    Meredith Marakovits ?@M_Marakovits 9m
    Source:Jeter in the lineup and will DH..brought back a little earlier than anticipated due to injuries to Gardner and hafner #yankees

  146. mick July 11th, 2013 at 10:43 am

    jeters bags are here….oh my!

  147. justinxdance27 July 11th, 2013 at 10:44 am

    Yankees To Sign First-Rounder Judge
    By Zach Links mlbtraderumors.com

    THURSDAY: The Yankees reached an agreement with Judge on a slightly over-slot $1.8MM signing bonus, writes George A. King III of the New York Post. Judge is advised by PSI Sports Management.

  148. Rich in NJ July 11th, 2013 at 10:44 am

    Jeter can produce more than Hafner even if he doesn’t swing the bat.

  149. mick July 11th, 2013 at 10:44 am

    JETER HAS ARRIVED-WHO BROKE IT 1ST?

  150. mick July 11th, 2013 at 10:45 am

    JETER ALERT OVER.

  151. mick July 11th, 2013 at 10:46 am

    do they follow him into the toilet as well?

  152. mick July 11th, 2013 at 10:46 am

    Jeter is the Fonz though…

  153. 86w183 July 11th, 2013 at 10:47 am

    Tackelberry —- fair enough. If Murphy wouldn’t play at least 40% of the time I wouldn’t do it either.

    Meredith —- You have a future with ESPN, breaking four hour old news according to a “source”.

    As I’ve written before the best, most realistic option for an upgrade at catcher the rest of this season is Dioner Navarro who is having a nice season with the Cubs, but doesn’t play every day and wouldn’t cost too much.

    gotta run… later folks! Have a day.

  154. mick July 11th, 2013 at 10:47 am

    I would say MM beat out feinsand for 1st place.

  155. J. Alfred Prufrock July 11th, 2013 at 10:48 am

    Unfortunately can’t make today’s day game – was planning on going tomorrow to welcome the Captain home.
    But no matter -welcome back Jete and not a moment too sOon!

  156. pat July 11th, 2013 at 10:49 am

    McCulloughSL
    Chris Stewart posted fan mail in locker. “I can’t say much about you, but I can say this – YOU CALL A [expletive] GAME. YOU REALLY DO SUCK.”

  157. Rich in NJ July 11th, 2013 at 10:50 am

    “If Murphy wouldn’t play at least 40% of the time I wouldn’t do it either.”

    That’s a good point. If Murphy comes up before Sept. 1 he has to play 2 out of every 5 games (more preferably, but Joe G. has a Stewie blindspot) . If not, it would be a dumb move.

  158. RadioKev July 11th, 2013 at 10:50 am

    pat July 11th, 2013 at 10:49 am
    McCulloughSL
    Chris Stewart posted fan mail in locker. “I can’t say much about you, but I can say this – YOU CALL A [expletive] GAME. YOU REALLY DO SUCK.”
    ———-

    Ha, which one of you guys wrote it?

  159. Rich in NJ July 11th, 2013 at 10:51 am

    pat July 11th, 2013 at 10:49 am
    McCulloughSL
    Chris Stewart posted fan mail in locker. “I can’t say much about you, but I can say this – YOU CALL A [expletive] GAME. YOU REALLY DO SUCK.”
    _

    I didn’t send that. Honest.

  160. Rich in NJ July 11th, 2013 at 10:51 am

    But he kind of does suck.

  161. GregD July 11th, 2013 at 10:54 am

    I going to the game today to welcome Jeter back….my better half is out buying Jeter t-shirts……..I guess I am a fanatic…. :)

  162. GregD July 11th, 2013 at 10:54 am

    am going…….

  163. pat July 11th, 2013 at 10:55 am

    JETER HAS ARRIVED-WHO BROKE IT 1ST?

    On my twitter feed, McCullough first followed by Hoch, Sherman, Matthews, Feinsand and Lennon in that order. :wink:

  164. RhapsodyInBlue July 11th, 2013 at 10:55 am

    GregD

    Enjoy the game and cheer the Captain’s first at bat for me.

  165. blake July 11th, 2013 at 10:56 am

    McCulloughSL
    Chris Stewart posted fan mail in locker. “I can’t say much about you, but I can say this – YOU CALL A [expletive] GAME. YOU REALLY DO SUCK.”

    I wouldn’t have used foul language to say it.

  166. Tackelberry July 11th, 2013 at 10:56 am

    mick July 11th, 2013 at 10:36 am
    clarkin signed and is already hurt

    ___________________________________

    He twisted an ankle during fielding drills in Tampa. SHouldn’t miss much time.

  167. jacksquat July 11th, 2013 at 10:57 am

    Jeter vs Santana

    .409 .469 .659 1.128 44ab

  168. RhapsodyInBlue July 11th, 2013 at 10:58 am

    Jeter a hit in his first at bat you heard it here first.

  169. mick July 11th, 2013 at 10:59 am

    jeter dh
    ichiro cf
    cano 2b
    wells rf
    almonte lf
    overbay 1b
    nunez ss
    cruz 3b
    stewart c

  170. GregD July 11th, 2013 at 11:00 am

    RhapsodyInBlue July 11th, 2013 at 10:55 am
    GregD

    Enjoy the game and cheer the Captain’s first at bat for me.

    —————————–
    thanks!!!! will do!!!

  171. jacksquat July 11th, 2013 at 11:00 am

    Cano .325 .349 .825 1.174 40ab

    Ichiro .326 .375 .517 .892 89ab

    Wells .333 .379 .556 .935 27ab

  172. blake July 11th, 2013 at 11:01 am

    Daniel Barbarisi ?@DanBarbarisi 1m
    Jeter batting 2nd and Dh-ing. Ichiro leads off. Nunez at SS

  173. mick July 11th, 2013 at 11:02 am

    romine and pettitte oh my!

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