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Better than what they have

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jul 23, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Alfonso SorianoAlfonso Soriano is hitting .256/.286/.471 this season. His OPS is his second-lowest since his rookie year, and he’s still under contract through next season. But the Yankees interest in him, as first reported by George King, speaks to the state of this lineup (and probably to his own availability). Soriano is not the hitter he used to be, but he can help the Yankees…

From the right side
As a team, the Yankees are batting .219/.283/.306 as right-handed hitters. That’s the lowest such OPS in the majors by quite a bit. They’ve had trouble all year finding a right-handed designated hitter, and they’ve badly missed the expected production of guys like Alex Rodriguez, Kevin Youkilis, Mark Teixeira and Derek Jeter. Even Francisco Cervelli would be a right-handed upgrade at this point.

In left field
Yankees left fielders are hitting .224/.268/.331 this season. Vernon Wells had one good month but has slipped significantly since then, and even now that he’s hitting for a decent average again, it’s coming with no power. Zoilo Almonte’s strong first few weeks largely disappeared. Just like they do from the right side, the Yankees have the game’s lowest OPS production from left field.

In the middle of the order
Soriano’s .471 slugging percentage would be the second-highest on the Yankees roster. His 17 home runs are more than any Yankees player other than Robinson Cano. His 24 doubles would lead the team. Even in a down year, Soriano would have to be considered the Yankees second or third-best hitter.

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412 Responses to “Better than what they have”

  1. Jesus Bustero July 23rd, 2013 at 11:58 am

    Add Prado and Michael Young.

    Call up JR Murphy.

  2. Warning Track Power July 23rd, 2013 at 11:58 am

    jacksquat July 23rd, 2013 at 11:55 am
    djsunyc July 23rd, 2013 at 11:25 am

    considering braun agreed to this suspension, it gives what boesch was saying a whole lot of credence.

    No, it doesn’t. MLB is just threatening players with longer suspensions to get them to try to plea bargain. That’s what Braun did. That’s probably what most of the others will do. The “evidence” has not even stood up in an arbitration hearing, nevermind a court of law.

    I’m not defending Arod or any of them, but I think the process sucks. They have paid for sketchy papers from a person/people who engaged in criminal acts. This is what is being used to strong arm the players. The players are in a bad spot because you never know what basically boils down to one arbitration judge will decide, with rules that are not as stringent as a court of law.

    Selig is saying “this slimy guy says you did stuff so I’ve decided to suspend you”.
    ——————————————————————————————————–
    I agree. The entire process sucks. MLB went out of their way to pay for information.
    How credible is that information when money was exchanged?
    MLB is doing all they can to appear as the hero’s. It was only 10-15 years ago when
    MLB turned the other way when so many players were taking Steroids.
    Funny how that works? I think Bud Selig should be the subject of an investigation. How does that sound?
    MLB and the media should be ashamed of themselves right now. Instead they are taking
    turns patting one another on the back for a job well done.

  3. ac1 July 23rd, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    I dont think Jeter has the arm for 3B.
    I think Jeter is the type of guy that when he diminishes past being a positive on this team, he will retire.

    And YES, the Yankees have NO SS in the system, but they are starting to take care of the 3B issue with a college player in the first round this year. Maybe he moves fast. Also, keep letting Adams and Musty work at 3rd. If Cano resigns, they should also try to move that 2b they got in the 2nd round to SS.

  4. MTU July 23rd, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    Buster-

    The Snakes are not giving up Prado.

    They gave up plenty just to get him.

    Surely you jest ?

    :)

  5. RadioKev July 23rd, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    Yep. Soriano is an OK add if we give up nothing significant, but he won’t be the difference maker. We’d need Jeter, A-Rod, Granderson AND Soriano to make the playoffs.

  6. G. Love July 23rd, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    I’ll take Soriano and not complain. If you think he can’t help this lineup, you’re blind.

    He’s step 1. If they’re getting Soriano, more steps will be coming.

    The fact that they are going to get him tells me Cashman is about to shake this lineup up.

    I, for one, don’t think it’s too late.

  7. MTU July 23rd, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    Adams is actually a very good 2b.

    That was his original position.

    Of course he needs to prove he can hit.

  8. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 23rd, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    repost:

    “Good Grief.”

    I’m thinking grief is never good.

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

    “I don’t care about players using PEDs. I think they already used/use a bunch of them with league sanction”

    That’s what I wanted to know.

    And while I hear what you’re saying about parenting and teaching, unfortunately not everyone has parents who teach proper values, or who even bother teaching. In those cases, it apparently does take a village to raise a child and perhaps role models that shouldn’t necessarily be, become them. I’d rather have every child have a fighting chance, and if teaching by making negative examples of people who cheat is one way to do it, then maybe there’s value in it.

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

    For any one you who seriously would consider wanting a known ‘roid user (back) on the team, at least remember that one of the by-products is breaking down of the body.

  9. MTU July 23rd, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    G.Love-

    It’s not too late yet but it might be in another 2 weeks or so.

    They better make it fast.

  10. Wave Your Hat July 23rd, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    Soriano will help the lineup, but not enough. By the time the current tailspin is over, and Jeter and Granderson are back and productive, they are also going to need to get Manny Machado, Chris Davis or Mike Trout.

  11. ManningRules July 23rd, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    I agree, ac1.

    Jeter is like Elway – or other guys – who knew when it was time to go, they go. He knows better than anyone, and if next year he comes back and hits .270 but can’t stay healthy or run the bases like he used to (never mind get to balls hit at him) he calls it “over” before he Brett Farves his career.

  12. DONNYBROOK July 23rd, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    Add Soriano, then Add Morneau, ANd then Subtract Hafner. This gives the Yanks a fighting chance.

  13. jacksquat July 23rd, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    ManningRules July 23rd, 2013 at 12:00 pm
    “this slimy guy says you did stuff so I’ve decided to suspend you”.

    I think it’s a good approach. Not knowing if Selig has anything on them or not, the guilty will certainly crumble under the cloak of public embarrassment even further.
    I would imagine that RB had no idea what they had, exactly. But, he knew he was guilty and he knew the other route might be even worse.
    Just my opinion – I’m not a lawyer.

    Sure, it’s a good strategy from their perspective, because they don’t have to prove anything.

    I’d like to see someone fight this though, and see what happens. But I suspect I would still be disappointed by the arbitration process compared to a court.

  14. DCYankee July 23rd, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    Is it time to give up on Hafner?

  15. pat July 23rd, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    According to Bosch’s attorney, MLB has not removed him from the lawsuit yet.

  16. blake July 23rd, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    Soriano is certainly better than what they have and will help…..but he’s not going to be the difference in making the playoffs and not making the playoffs…..if its a stand alone move then it’s a waste of time.

  17. blake July 23rd, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    Manning,

    your sauce is serious…..I loved it….my wife loved it too.

  18. Jesus Bustero July 23rd, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    MTU,

    No I’m not joking…

    And don’t call me Shirley…

  19. Warning Track Power July 23rd, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    DCYankee July 23rd, 2013 at 12:06 pm
    Is it time to give up on Hafner?
    —————————————————-
    Yes, but the Yankees have nobody to replace him. The candidates are injured
    and not yet ready to rejoin the team.
    Hafner has to stay for now but I think the guy is done. His skills have eroded to the point
    where he barely makes contact on pitches that are very hittable or were hittable when
    he was in his prime.

  20. Tyler July 23rd, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    Soriano is certainly better than what they have and will help…..but he’s not going to be the difference in making the playoffs and not making the playoffs…..if its a stand alone move then it’s a waste of time.
    —————————————————————————

    I think Cashman’s going to do everything possible to make another move but all indications are that it’s a pretty tough market right now. Doesn’t seem like guys such as Stanton are going to move and I’d rather them not give up anything good out of the system for a slight upgrade (even like a Rios type). I also hope they get rid of Joba for literally anything they can get. Using Warren before him showed how far he’s fallen. Maybe they get lucky and the prospect they get surprises people.

  21. pat July 23rd, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    If the Feds decide to indict Bosch for fraud, telling the truth could put him in jail.

  22. MTU July 23rd, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    Who are you giving up for Mourneau ? Nobody too good I hope ?

    He actually has a reverse split this season. Better against lefties than righties.

    So he’s probably just a Platoon guy, and he’s a rental.

    Plus he’s a health risk. He’s had six million concussions.

  23. DONNYBROOK July 23rd, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    Hafner does Not play a position, and does Not hit. He can go Now and be replaced by anyone.

  24. fantasygame101 July 23rd, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    Did I saw LF in the column? pls no OF for Soriano. DH is Soriano position and he will help for sure but wells and Soriano on the same team for 2014?

  25. pat July 23rd, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    newsdaymarcus
    #AROD update: No action from MLB appears imminent.

  26. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 23rd, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    jacksquat, I totally disagree with your take. If the players are guilty, they will barter with MLB. If they are innocent, they will fight it the way Gio Gonzalez did from day one. This has as much to do with their reputations as it does with their livelihood.

    And usually the dealers are slimy. Would you prefer a squeaky clean dealer? Criminals oftentimes are slimy creatures.

    Some of you need to do a little backgrounding if you can’t figure out why Bud is doing what he’s doing. Knowledge is power. He’s been forced into his position. Selig would much rather be selling used cars than having to partake in this venture.

  27. Kelvin July 23rd, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    What sauce is this? lol sounds good (it’s lunch time, I’m salivating for food hehe)

  28. joeman July 23rd, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    Soriano trade isn’t close yet…

  29. MTU July 23rd, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    Buster-

    They are not getting Prado IMO.

    So I guess we’ll just have to agree to disagree on that one.

    Johnny Cash spoke of a boy named “Sue”.

    :)

  30. Pat M. July 23rd, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    I guess that at yesterday’s Hal Steinbrenner’s daily committee meeting the Brooks Brothers crew all pushed their chips into the middle of the table and said ” We’re all in for 2013 ” , let’s get Alfonso Soriano boys !!!!! 2014, we’ll deal with that next year

  31. blake July 23rd, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    “What sauce is this? lol sounds good (it’s lunch time, I’m salivating for food hehe)”

    he posted a recipe for some good ole east NC bbq sauce a few days ago that’s awesome…..if you like ketchup bbq though you might not like it too much.

  32. blake July 23rd, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    “I guess that at yesterday’s Hal Steinbrenner’s daily committee meeting the Brooks Brothers crew all pushed their chips into the middle of the table and said ” We’re all in for 2013 ” , let’s get Alfonso Soriano boys !!!!! 2014, we’ll deal with that next year”

    awesome plan!

  33. joeman July 23rd, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    AL SPers and RPers will just throw Soriano breaking balls….that ought be fun to watch

  34. DONNYBROOK July 23rd, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    Morneau is a Rent-A-Player. The price should Not be outta this world. The Rangers made a BAD move with the Garza deal, but they know that Cruz may be going the Biogenesis route soon, so they see their window of opportunity closing quickly. Oakland has gotta be concerned with the Colon\Biogenesis connection also, and may get some insurance to safeguard themselves there.

  35. Jesus Bustero July 23rd, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    The plan is patience.

  36. MTU July 23rd, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    Soriano replaces Hafner for the most part.

    They are not going to trade away good prospects for Mourneau as a rental DH/platoon 1b.

    The Twinkies would probably ask for way too much anyway.

    They probably overvalue him.

  37. Wave Your Hat July 23rd, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    “Soriano trade isn’t close yet…”

    Need a link when posting this kind of comment.

  38. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 23rd, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    I HATE not being able to watch a game, but for the good of the game, I’ll do it.

    :(

    Later y’all.

  39. ManningRules July 23rd, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    Glad you liked it, Blake.

    I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone who didn’t, except midwest, Hienz-based-crap they pass off as BBQ lovers..:)

  40. jacksquat July 23rd, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue July 23rd, 2013 at 12:13 pm
    jacksquat, I totally disagree with your take. If the players are guilty, they will barter with MLB. If they are innocent, they will fight it the way Gio Gonzalez did from day one. This has as much to do with their reputations as it does with their livelihood.

    I’m not sure you disagreed with anything I said. I didn’t say anyone was guilty or innocent, I said the process sucks.

    And there is no guarantee guilty players will plea bargain. Braun actually failed a test and he fought it.

  41. DAM23 July 23rd, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    I’m still expecting Yanks to get Michael Young.

  42. joeman July 23rd, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    Wave Your Hat July 23rd, 2013 at 12:17 pm
    “Soriano trade isn’t close yet…”

    Need a link when posting this kind of comment.

    —————————–
    here you go

    Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune was told by a Cubs source that the club is discussing a trade with the Yankees involving Alfonso Soriano, but that conversations are preliminary and they are “not close” to a deal yet.
    The New York Post reported early Tuesday morning that the two clubs were discussing a deal. While nothing is close yet, Sullivan writes that both sides appear motivated to make a deal. Soriano would have to waive his no-trade clause while the Cubs would have to cover the bulk of the $24 million remaining on his contract. The Yankees would likely send a lower-level prospect in return. With that in mind, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Cubs scouted Triple-A reliever Chase Whitley over the weekend

  43. pat July 23rd, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    NYDNsports
    ‘Definitely a chance’ Youkilis returns to Yankees this season, third baseman says | http://nydn.us/15dDUfM

  44. Warning Track Power July 23rd, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    pat July 23rd, 2013 at 12:13 pm
    newsdaymarcus
    #AROD update: No action from MLB appears imminent.
    ————————————————————————–
    The court of public opinion has already convicted ARod. The damage has been done and MLB
    is responsible for that. ARod’s name has appeared in this investigation since day 1.
    Guys like Gio Gonzalez have appeared to escape the wrath of the media-Why??
    Because only ARod makes over $27 Million a year. That’s why.
    Very unfair to ARod.

  45. blake July 23rd, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    “I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone who didn’t, except midwest, Hienz-based-crap they pass off as BBQ lovers..:)”

    lol….it was dang good. I made the whole recipe so I got a gallon full of it in the fridge.

  46. joeman July 23rd, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    pat July 23rd, 2013 at 12:21 pm
    NYDNsports
    ‘Definitely a chance’ Youkilis returns to Yankees this season, third baseman says | http://nydn.us/15dDUfM

    ——————————-
    what to go back on the DL again..the guy is a $12 mil stiff

  47. MTU July 23rd, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    Brook-

    Lot’s of Teams have serious needs. It doesn’t just depend on who gets snagged in the Biogenesis bear trap.

    For instance, The Snakes need pitching badly. The Dodgers are breathing down their necks.

    The Halos also need pitching if they are to have any chance of staying in it.

    The Pirates just lost their closer.

    The Braves have been checking every lefty reliever w a pulse.

    Etc.

    There are plenty of deals to be made. Those will only add to the pool.

  48. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 23rd, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    “It appears you are getting to the point of making this personal, so I’ll back out, and leave you go at it.

    By the way, I’m not a school boy in need of a lesson!”

    Big Al – not at all personal! I said I understand why you’d want to wait ’til the end to see the outcome and not make a judgment before that.

    And I see you apparently don’t know the answer to my question. That’s all you had to say. If you ever want to know, all you have to do is ask.

    ;)

  49. Warning Track Power July 23rd, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    pat July 23rd, 2013 at 12:21 pm
    NYDNsports
    ‘Definitely a chance’ Youkilis returns to Yankees this season, third baseman says | http://nydn.us/15dDUfM
    —————————————————————–
    Fine with me. A healthy Youk could help this team.
    The Youk with the bad back was unable to help this team.
    BIG DIFFERENCE!!!

  50. Wave Your Hat July 23rd, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    Thanks, joeman.

  51. joeman July 23rd, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    Wave Your Hat July 23rd, 2013 at 12:24 pm
    Thanks, joeman
    ——————–
    no problem

  52. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 23rd, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    “Guys like Gio Gonzalez have appeared to escape the wrath of the media-Why??
    Because only ARod makes over $27 Million a year. That’s why.
    Very unfair to ARod.”

    Uh, no. Because Gio Gonzalez was innocent and was able to prove that he bought legal supplements from Bosch.

  53. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 23rd, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    Okay, bye for now.

    :)

  54. ManningRules July 23rd, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    The court of public opinion has already convicted ARod. The damage has been done and MLB
    is responsible for that. ARod’s name has appeared in this investigation since day 1.
    Guys like Gio Gonzalez have appeared to escape the wrath of the media-Why??
    Because only ARod makes over $27 Million a year. That’s why.
    Very unfair to ARod.

    PLEASE!!
    If you earn a contract based on knowingly breaking the rules, and falsely passing yourself out as the best player in the game, you don’t deserve to “escape the wrath”
    How the heck is it unfair to ARod to be their poster-boy? If he was willing to be the poster-boy for everything else baseball, he certainly shouldn’t be able to sulk into the shadows when we find out it’s all a sham..

  55. joeman July 23rd, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    Warning Track Power July 23rd, 2013 at 12:24 pm
    pat July 23rd, 2013 at 12:21 pm
    NYDNsports
    ‘Definitely a chance’ Youkilis returns to Yankees this season, third baseman says | http://nydn.us/15dDUfM
    —————————————————————–
    Fine with me. A healthy Youk could help this team.
    The Youk with the bad back was unable to help this team.
    BIG DIFFERENCE!!!
    ————————————
    LOL

  56. MTU July 23rd, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    And with Garza off the board the value of guys like Hughes just increases.

    The trade market is dynamic based upon supply and demand.

  57. DONNYBROOK July 23rd, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    Youk and the bad back reminds me of what the W\Sox went through with Joe Crede. They come back and shortly are out again. Same position, same demands, same end.

  58. DAM23 July 23rd, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    With way Pettitte and CC are pitching, think odds of Hughes being traded have all but gone. He wouldn’t clear waivers so he’d have to go in next week. With Possible Soriano deal, doesn’t appear Cashman is punting.

  59. JobaTipsHisCap July 23rd, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    2001 WS game 7 solo HR

  60. ManningRules July 23rd, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    I agree, DAM23

    If they’re getting Soriano, I can’t see them giving Hughes away for anything short of something that helps now.

    Why trade for Soriano at all?

  61. Pat M. July 23rd, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    Cubs view Chase Whitley as a 24 million dollar return ??? I think if Theo is going to eat 24 million or so he’s going to want more than a Chase Whitley. No ???

  62. austinmac July 23rd, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    As someone who has sued and defended insurance companies for a long time, let me assure you collecting $80M or whatever the sum may be is no walk in the park. They do not have to accept what AROD’s doctors say. They will hire their own. Have no doubt. Ultimately, a fact finder–arbitrator or court–have the final say if a settlement can’t be reached.

    Perhaps, they have an agreement for a third party doctor as suggested. Trust me, some collusive effort is not going to work. That said, he may very well be disabled.

  63. Warning Track Power July 23rd, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    Dam
    No chance Cash is punting.

    And I still think Cash is actively shopping both Hughes and Joba. Those 2 have to go.
    Pineda can replace Hughes and as for Joba, well Kelley has already replaced him in the pen

  64. MTU July 23rd, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    Michael Young for the right price would be a good get. He’d solve 2 problems at one time.

    So would Dioner Navarro. Instant upgrade over Romine.

  65. G. Love July 23rd, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    Soriano plays hard. The fact that he can’t hit low outside junk shouldn’t be a talking point as the “stars” we’ve had here can’t hit that pitch or lay off it either in recent years. The last Yankee I saw really do something with low outside junk was Montero in his September callup. That’s how bad it’s been since 2009.

  66. MTU July 23rd, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    Thanks Mac.

    It was ludicrous to suggest that the Insurance company would not do their own due diligence before paying out such a gigantic sum.

    If they did they wouldn’t be in business for very long.

  67. Frankg July 23rd, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    Is Yankee stadium as homer friendly as Wrigley?

  68. Rich in NJ July 23rd, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    Better than what they have is a bar so low an amoeba can’t get under it.

    But who cares? It should be about the future.

  69. MTU July 23rd, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    Pat M.-

    Much more.

    ;)

  70. Warning Track Power July 23rd, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    Soriano is slumping of late. His batting avg has dipped 10 points in the last 10 games.

  71. ac1 July 23rd, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    I just dont believe we need to keep Hafner in the lineup because there is no one else. So you know the guy hitting 6th will NOT hit when he steps up, but we keep him there anyway?

    If that is the case, give Mesa or Neal a few ABs. There is at least a LITTLE hope they will make contact.

    you CANNOT keep hafner there just because he hit 4 years ago.

  72. DAM23 July 23rd, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    Pat M. says:
    July 23, 2013 at 12:32 pm
    Cubs view Chase Whitley as a 24 million dollar return ??? I think if Theo is going to eat 24 million or so he’s going to want more than a Chase Whitley. No ???

    —————

    Doesn’t make sense to me either. Cashman hasn’t dealt with Epstein and his crew before. Better proceed with caution.

  73. Rich in NJ July 23rd, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    Pat M. July 23rd, 2013 at 12:32 pm
    Cubs view Chase Whitley as a 24 million dollar return ??? I think if Theo is going to eat 24 million or so he’s going to want more than a Chase Whitley. No ???
    _

    The know the Yankees are desperate too.

  74. G. Love July 23rd, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    That said, if this trade falls through I won’t be surprised. Cashman never completes trades that leak to the press this early. I wonder if someone else is in the market for Soriano and the Cubs are trying to drive up their price.

  75. austinmac July 23rd, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    On a legal issue, Braun’s agreement would not be admissible evidence at a trial or hearing involving another player. It may have an impact on public opinion, however.

    Soriano’s addition convinces me we will get, at most, draft picks for our impending free agents. They will not move anyone fearing fan disapproval. They should read the RAB poll in which a significant majority thought the team should sell and rebuild.

  76. JobaTipsHisCap July 23rd, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    Jeter would be the first one throws arod off the bus. lol

  77. austinmac July 23rd, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    Youk’s getting healthy. Give him another $12M for next year. Exciting news! :)

  78. blake July 23rd, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    as bad as Hafner has struggled…..he still has a better OBP than Soriano

  79. blake July 23rd, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    There is no such thing as a healthy Youk…there never was

  80. Rich in NJ July 23rd, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    austinmac July 23rd, 2013 at 12:38 pm
    On a legal issue, Braun’s agreement would not be admissible evidence at a trial or hearing involving another player. It may have an impact on public opinion, however.
    _

    Right, but would it be admissible in an arbitration hearing?

  81. ManningRules July 23rd, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    Yeah, I agree. Chase Whitley would be the prospect if NY was eating ALL of the money. That being said, there is no current prospect in the organization that is going to justify Theo eating all 24M – or even 18M

    My best guess is they split it, and a much better prospect goes back to CHC

    Theo has certainly missed, doesn’t lose too many trades.

  82. MTU July 23rd, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    Hughes and Joba have both been shopped for quite some time.

    Only reason either has not yet disappeared is that an appropriate match has not yet been found.

    In Joba’s case it should be.

    Hughes might be a little more difficult but I still expect him to be traded before the deadline.

    All they need in return for him is something better than a sandwich pick. That should be easy.

    How CC and AP pitch would not affect whether Hughes is made available or not.

    He is a FA and unlikely to be re-signed and his production is fungible with other guys on our staff. i.e. Phelps, Nuno, or Pineda, or some combo of the three.

    If it were me I’d also look to move one of Betances, Kelley, or Claiborne.

    We do not need all 3 and they have value.

  83. MTU July 23rd, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    Blake-

    Youk healthy is an oxymoron.

    :)

  84. DAM23 July 23rd, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    Wouldn’t surprise me either GLove. If they are gonna do it it has to be pretty much now. Personally I don’t think season is salvageable, but if it is, the window is barely cracked and could be closed for good in a few days.

  85. Warning Track Power July 23rd, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    MTU
    I was with you until you mentioned moving Betances & Kelley
    Those 2 need to stay for different reasons
    1)Betances was moved to the pen as a last ditch effort to save his career. His time as a starter has come and gone. He either pitches out of the pen or doesn’t pitch for NYY anymore. That being said, I’ve read positive reports about his move to the pen so no need to give up on him now with a trade.
    2)Kelley is the real deal. Why trade him? Yankees need someone for the 7th inning because
    Joba can’t do the job and Kelley is better than Claiborne right now.

  86. RadioKev July 23rd, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    Hughes might be a little more difficult but I still expect him to be traded before the deadline.

    All they need in return for him is something better than a sandwich pick. That should be easy.
    ———–

    Eh, those sandwich picks have value. No sense forcing him out the door unless they like the return.

    Maybe they can find a way to make all his starts on the road ;)

  87. austinmac July 23rd, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    Rich,

    As you know an arbitrator has more leeway than a court in admission of evidence. Still, Braun’s situation and AROD’s rest or fall on the evidence against them individually. I don’t think it would be considered. It shouldn’t be in my view.

  88. MTU July 23rd, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    Hafner should go back to North Dakota to work in the oil Industry.

    It’s booming.

    Romine should be back at AAA ASAP.

  89. UpState July 23rd, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    Heyman is reporting that it will be a mid-level prospect for Alfonso Soriano.
    —————————————————————-

    Chase Whitley : If this deal goes thru and this is the player we give up…..”with a show of hands” – how many posters will ‘go postal’ that we gave up Chase Whitley ?

    If this is the deal … with the money situation is as reported – it’s a great move !

    We’re all yelling about a RH bat…..well – here’s one and on a favorable financial basis (if the stories hold true)

    I’m expecting more moves – not getting Yadier Molina; not getting Chris Davis; not getting Mike Trout – but IMO they’re trying to improve while keeping 189 in mind.

    (Really can’t believe we can’t find a 2nd tier RH 1B yet !!!)

  90. Phranchise July 23rd, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    So if they get Soriano they have managed to lock up Soriano, Ichiro and Wells into deals for next season with Gardner, Almonte still around or anyone else. Granderson probably gone. And best yet, the deepest free agent position is OF where Pence, Choo, Ellsbury and Grandy are 4 solid players. Well done making next year as much of a joke as this year is turning into. We will pay out cash we supposedly didn’t have for players this year and no more than one year contracts while also getting older filling up the OF with older players and the DH slot. Who’s driving the bus here? We will still be short a 3B, possible a 2B, a starting catcher, maybe SP and going with a 40 year old starting SS.

  91. Nick in SF July 23rd, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    re-blake:

    Thanks, blake. I think my friend wants to know if it’s at all feasible for him or her to travel to someplace like Mexico City and have an implant procedure performed during a single visit or if it would take multiple trips.

  92. austinmac July 23rd, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    If Betances get traded, why do I have the feeling we are going to regret it? Now that I have said that, it pretty much insures he will go for Soriano.

  93. Captain Clutch July 23rd, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    Hopefully Cashman can also get someone to play 3rd base or platoon with Overbay. Assuming that Jeter and Granderson come back plus if they get Soriano that would definitely help. I am obviously not including Arod since I doubt we will see him again this year.

  94. MTU July 23rd, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    OK WTP then trade Claiborne and keep the other 2.

    The point is we don’t need all 3.

    They can be packaged with Hughes, etc. to get us something more worthwhile.

    Or just moved individually.

    Eventually we’ll have Mongomery, and others.

    Relief pitching is our strongest suit.

    I wish we had another viable LOOGY because I’d make Logan disappear in a heartbeat.

    I’d send him to the Braves and get a good return for him. They are desperate for lefty relievers.

  95. RadioKev July 23rd, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    austinmac July 23rd, 2013 at 12:50 pm
    If Betances get traded, why do I have the feeling we are going to regret it? Now that I have said that, it pretty much insures he will go for Soriano.
    ————-

    If we trade a relief pitcher who does not go on to become a closer, that’s a win.

  96. DAM23 July 23rd, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    That’s one thing yanks have good track record with, building a pen. Wouldn’t lose much sleep about trading any bullpen arms.

  97. ac1 July 23rd, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    Hafner isnt here for his OBP.
    He is supposed to be a run producer.
    The fact is we need producers.
    If that is homer or bust, well he may need one of those guys, because we havent hit a homerun since a few games before the ASB.
    Hafner may still have a .310 OBP, but lets be real. He was around .400 after mid May.
    He has become completely worthless, higher OBP or not.

  98. Warning Track Power July 23rd, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    MTU-
    I really like all 3 arms in the pen you mentioned, but I’m sure one of them has to go.
    Just hoping it’s not the two I wrote about.
    Something about Betances in the pen is exciting. Especially if he is pitching at a high level
    down in AAA since the move.

  99. jacksquat July 23rd, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    I think Arod should not get a longer suspension than Braun. Even if he tried to buy the “evidence”, Braun actually failed a test and then got off on a technicality.

    Arod should insist on no more than Braun if he is plea bargaining (but he said he hasn’t).

  100. MTU July 23rd, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    Mac-

    We have Kelley, Claiborne, Montgomery (eventually), and others.

    We have a guy at AA named Kahnle, and others who are destined to become relievers.

    i.e Cotham and Stoneburner.

    Relievers are the least of our concerns IMO.

    Joba absolutely should disappear for anything we can get for him. He is just taking up space and using up oxygen.

  101. Locke July 23rd, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    blake July 23rd, 2013 at 12:07 pm
    Soriano is certainly better than what they have and will help…..but he’s not going to be the difference in making the playoffs and not making the playoffs…..if its a stand alone move then it’s a waste of time.

    —–

    Exactly. My hopes is that he’s the beginning of a series of moves. I’d rather do nothing then just sign Soriano.

  102. ManningRules July 23rd, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    I just can’t imagine that the Cubs are so disgruntled with Soriano (never-mind the idea that we are the only team that needs him) that they’re willing to
    A. Eat any of the money without a top level prospect
    B. Eat any of the money with other parts on the roster now (Hughes, ect)
    C. Eat any money, period.

    I mean, if all they’re asking for are a few disposable bullpen pieces (I mean, that’s all anyone has seen or read) in the minor leagues, and are willing to keep ANY portion of his salary on their books, why aren’t there 30 other teams involved here??

  103. MTU July 23rd, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    WTP-

    I really don’t care which one.

    I think they’re all good. They have value to the right Team.

    We need players in return. That’s my point. We can deal from strength in that area.

  104. G. Love July 23rd, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    Upstate,

    A lot of posters in here seem to have shifted to caring about winning this season to this mistaken idea that the Yankees will suddenly morph into the A’s where we trade everything for everyone’s top prospects and rebuild the team in 2 years.

    In my opinion it’s mistaken thinking because our GM has never proven to be the guy who knows which young players to get from other teams in deals.

    Soriano, if acquired, helps. If it happens, I’ll be excited because that means they’re not giving up on this season.

    The blow it up mentality in here doesn’t surprise me. The front office and ownership have been playing a con game with us for years with the goal that they spend no money next season to reap more profits.

    That said, I’d like to see this team score more runs. We’ve given up the least runs in the division. If our scoring goes up, we’ll make the playoffs.

  105. MTU July 23rd, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    Soriano has a NTC.

  106. UnKnown July 23rd, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    Get Soriano and don’t stop there. Dig deeper in hopes find success on the other side.

  107. Abe Peterham July 23rd, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    ” Hafner has a higher obp than soriano”
    Yuchhhh! I don’t think I can stand to see soriano in a yank uni again…
    There’s slim pickings tho …. Just, yuchhh
    I want no available trade material or 90% if this current team….:(

  108. blake July 23rd, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    “Thanks, blake. I think my friend wants to know if it’s at all feasible for him or her to travel to someplace like Mexico City and have an implant procedure performed during a single visit or if it would take multiple trips.”

    the implant and the crown that connects to the implant (the part that looks like a tooth) are 2 separate things. Generally implants today are placed in one visit and then a healing cuff is placed that sticks up through the gum tissue that you wear during the healing phase……you can immediately place the crown at the time the implant is placed if the bone is good enough and if the surgeon is comfortable doing it…..but most like to let the implant heal then come back 3-4 months later and put the crown on. Going to Mexico city and having the implant placed and crown put on all at the same visit sounds like a bad idea to me…..just sayin…..but hey it’s theoretically possible for him to fly to Mexico and come back with a tooth….

  109. Phranchise July 23rd, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    Bullpen arms, but remember the seasons of trying to find a lefty???? Logan was the best part of that trade even if he has had his struggles from time to time. He is way underappreciated. They have plenty of arms as long as they have a stable starting staff. One of my fear going into next season if they let Hughes completely walk. They you come back with old pitchers mixed with younger and maybe less stable talent. We saw what happened when the season we started with Kennedy Hughes and Joba. Pineda, Nova and Phelps next year? More experience but is the potential there to end up badly?

  110. joeman July 23rd, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    Yankees sent INF Alberto Gonzalez outright to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
    Gonzalez cleared waivers after being designated for assignment over the weekend. He’ll stick around as minor league depth.

  111. Tackelberry July 23rd, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    Phranchise:

    Wells and Soriano can easily be cut next season since Yanks are paying bulk of their salaries this season. Cubs are eating most of the meony on Soriano’s contract next season. So they can easily sever ties with them if they really wanted to chase one of those other guys

  112. rl1856 July 23rd, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    ESPN reporting that Arod and MLB are working on a deal. Evidence against Arod is supposed to more substantial than than what was shown to Braun.

  113. Warning Track Power July 23rd, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    jacksquat July 23rd, 2013 at 12:58 pm
    I think Arod should not get a longer suspension than Braun. Even if he tried to buy the “evidence”, Braun actually failed a test and then got off on a technicality.

    Arod should insist on no more than Braun if he is plea bargaining (but he said he hasn’t).
    ——————————————————–
    If you believe TJ Quinn and ESPN, the reports are that MLB will come down very hard
    on ARod. Much harder than Braun.
    That’s if you believe what ESPN has been saying since last night and again this morning.

  114. blake July 23rd, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    A lot of posters in here seem to have shifted to caring about winning this season to this mistaken idea that the Yankees will suddenly morph into the A’s where we trade everything for everyone’s top prospects and rebuild the team in 2 years.”

    I do t want then to be the As…..at the same time I don’t want them to falsely believe this team is good enough and lose assets for nothing……that’s how a bad team stays bad

  115. pat July 23rd, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    KenDavidoff
    A-Rod’s spokesman Ron Berkowitz says, “It is not true” that A-Rod is negotiating a settlement with #MLB.

  116. Warning Track Power July 23rd, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    During the ESPN telecast last night, Rick Sutcliffe said on the air that ARod should
    be banned from the sport. He was very passionate about his feelings during the game last night & then went on a rant about poor Wally Joyner was only able to play in 1 all-star game
    because steroid users like McGwire and Palmeiro blocked him, WTF!!!

  117. Phranchise July 23rd, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    Let’s be honest with ourselves. You could get 3 players like Soriano and they are minimal upgrades. They are not better than the Orioles, Rays or Sox without Tex, Arod, Jeter or Grandy. Each day that goes by they are further back not 1 team but 3. They just aren’t good enough nor have enough depth this year to plug holes with washed up players on the back side of their careers. If tex were in the middle of the lineup then maybe. But not here. Our lineup ends with some version Nunez, Gonzales, Stewart, etc.

  118. blake July 23rd, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    Rick Surcliffe should be banned from announcing on the grounds that he’s awful

  119. ac1 July 23rd, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    What about Carlos Pena?
    I wouldn’t add him AND Soriano, and I dont believe he helps at all vs. lefties, but as a replacement for Hafner if Soriano falls through?

  120. ac1 July 23rd, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    I just can’t imagine that the Cubs are so disgruntled with Soriano (never-mind the idea that we are the only team that needs him) that they’re willing to
    A. Eat any of the money without a top level prospect
    B. Eat any of the money with other parts on the roster now (Hughes, ect)
    C. Eat any money, period.
    ____

    Wouldnt be the first time.
    They basically paid Zambrano to go away.
    I think they paid almost ALL of his remaining salary.

  121. blake July 23rd, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    The Yankees aren’t a good team right now……the priority should be figuring out how to get good again over trying to squeeze a WC birth out of this bunch …..JMO…..I have no interest in watching mediocrity.

  122. Against All Odds July 23rd, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    Sutcliffe forgetting that Joyner himself admitted using roids. SMFH

  123. Pat M. July 23rd, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    G.Love……You should be on the Motivational Speaking Circuit. Now you have me wanting to believe all over again …..

  124. comet July 23rd, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    comet July 23rd, 2013 at 1:02 pm
    Jesus Bustero July 23rd, 2013 at 11:42 am
    Agree once again DONNYBROOK.

    People make it out to be like this medical retirement thing is a long shot. The man has had 2 surgeries on his hip joint.

    PPD = Permanent Partial Disability.

    I bet that’s all they need to document for a medical retirement.

    An example of PPD is if you can’t hyper extend your thumb.

    I shattered my thumb joint and have this PPD on my medical record.

    The hip joint need only limitations in mobility and I bet Arod can score a PPD.

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

    Brett don’t you think an insurance company that has to pay out in this fantasy will fight this tooth and nail? They’re not going to pay because ARod is too old to play effectively. They will only pay if there is medical proof from some pretty reputable and neutral doctors that ARod cannot continue his baseball career because of medical reasons. Age is not a medical reason. In any event according to JF the Yankees still have to count his salary for cap purposes.

  125. Warning Track Power July 23rd, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    AAO
    That’s right. Either someone told me that yesterday or I read it here. Can’t recall.
    Maybe Sut can issue an apology the next time he’s on the air for his
    mistake.
    MORON!!!

  126. Abe Peterham July 23rd, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    “Mexican implants”
    Yes, u get what u pay for when it comes to a surgical procedure , let alone follow up and infection risk.
    The Risk doesn’t equal the reward …
    ( excuse me butting in )

  127. ac1 July 23rd, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    Here is the problem with ARod in a nutshell.

    1. A’Rods spokesperson said…….
    2. Why is a player continuously going outside the Yankees to find doctors and drugs?

    It’s like he wants this drama in his life for attention.
    And what athlete needs the taking heads this guy has? You dont hear, ‘a spokeperson for jeter says…….”

    To me, that is A-Rod in a nutshell.

  128. G. Love July 23rd, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    I’m sorry, but the Rays who are right now everyone’s darlings who are built on pitching have given up more runs than we have in the division.

    We score more and play the teams in front of us, we win this season.

    The weekend in Boston showed what the 1st place darlings were made of. We were 1 run away Sunday night from taking 2 of 3 from them.

    We need bats. We get them. We’ll win.

    And we have to stop talking about acquiring bats that help next year/going forward.

    Clearly, the team we root for has an agenda and that’s to take on no money past this year so clamoring for them to do so is wasted breath.

    I don’t care what anyone says. 189 is real. They are going to scrap heap the Yankees next season with over the hill guys and quad A guys and that will be that.

    Asking them to do anything else ain’t happening.

    But there are rentals out there this season that can help in the meantime. Soriano, Kendry Morales, Konerko, Morneau…guys of that ilk we can get for middling prospects and the willingness to take on salary this year.

  129. blake July 23rd, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    Abe Peterham says:
    July 23, 2013 at 1:14 pm
    “Mexican implants”
    Yes, u get what u pay for when it comes to a surgical procedure , let alone follow up and infection risk.
    The Risk doesn’t equal the reward …
    ( excuse me butting in )

    Agreed….nothing against Mexico

  130. blake July 23rd, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    I’m sorry, but the Rays who are right now everyone’s darlings who are built on pitching have given up more runs than we have in the division.”

    They have scored like 85 more though ….

  131. G. Love July 23rd, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    Pat M,

    The thing that gives me hope is our “runs against”. We have the best pitching in the division right now.

    If the front office can’t find 2-3 competent vet hitters who other teams want to salary dump, they’re not trying. The closer we get to this weekend, the more those guys are going to be out there.

    Every team in front of us has flaws. There’s no juggernaut in the division. We keep pitching this way and score more, we’ll at the very least grab a WC.

  132. Warning Track Power July 23rd, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    G. Love July 23rd, 2013 at 1:15 pm
    I’m sorry, but the Rays who are right now everyone’s darlings who are built on pitching have given up more runs than we have in the division.

    We score more and play the teams in front of us, we win this season.

    The weekend in Boston showed what the 1st place darlings were made of. We were 1 run away Sunday night from taking 2 of 3 from them.

    We need bats. We get them. We’ll win.

    And we have to stop talking about acquiring bats that help next year/going forward.

    Clearly, the team we root for has an agenda and that’s to take on no money past this year so clamoring for them to do so is wasted breath.

    I don’t care what anyone says. 189 is real. They are going to scrap heap the Yankees next season with over the hill guys and quad A guys and that will be that.

    Asking them to do anything else ain’t happening.

    But there are rentals out there this season that can help in the meantime. Soriano, Kendry Morales, Konerko, Morneau…guys of that ilk we can get for middling prospects and the willingness to take on salary this year.
    ——————————————————————-
    I believe because Yankees pitching is what, 2nd or 3rd in the league right now.
    Pitching can always stop good hitting.
    The games lost in Boston were winnable games with some decent bats in the line-up.

  133. Abe Peterham July 23rd, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    “Agreed …. Nothing against Mexico”
    Hah! Exactly, love their beaches and tequila ..
    Surgical efficacy? Not so much ;)

  134. ac1 July 23rd, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    Blake I agree about long term, but if they can get Soriano for no 2014 cost, why not? We need RH power with Alex likely gone next year. We need a GM that can figure out how to turn Hughes and a few others into young talent.

    Once upon a time the Orioles traded Bedard to the Mariners and got SIX players back, including Adam Jones. Seattle got 4 players back for Cliff Lee rental. And while they suck in Seattle, a few of them were big name prospects who had the life sucked from them by playing in Seattle. A GOOD GM can make that happen.

    Do the Angels think they still have a chance? They could use Hughes. I would love to have Mark Trumbo in our lineup. He can play 3b, 1b, of (all just ok but still), is a righty with power and average.

  135. UnKnown July 23rd, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    Again I’m fine with getting Alf back but they better not stop there. And if they are than they might as well pass on getting Alf back. Soriano alone won’t get this team to the playoffs. They are going to need at least one more piece, probably two.

    Either dive in or don’t. Doing this dip one foot in crap would be the worst thing to do.

  136. blake July 23rd, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    I picture G love typing posts with the Rocky soundtrack on in the background :)

  137. G. Love July 23rd, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    Warning Track,

    Only Oakland and KC have given up less runs than us and KC is only up by 1 run against.

    The Yankees are where they are because they don’t hit enough. They should and could be running away with this thing if we had more offense.

  138. DAM23 July 23rd, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    MLB can’t let this drag on and on. They need to announce suspensions and move forward.

  139. MTU July 23rd, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    G.Love-

    I’m with you.

    Doing nothing is what I didn’t want to see. Trying to just muddle through w/o realistic help.

    As long as they don’t give away really valuable prospects I’m absolutely for it.

    You’re right about increasing the O output. Bump it up a run a game and they will move.

    They might only make a WC spot and get eliminated quickly but as long as they didn’t give up much to get there I’m fine with that.

    It’s better than doing nothing and being on the outside looking in.

    Or dreaming of a rebuild which will never take place this season.

  140. Pat M. July 23rd, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    G. Love…..Man, Tampa’s staff is loaded and deep now. I fear they can roll into most towns and just throw goose eggs up on the scoreboard, especially vs The Yanks. The Yanks staff needs to get back on track for a few spins through the rotation. Just get to the 7th and thigs work out well.

  141. Shame Spencer July 23rd, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    I’ll ask again… how many more weeks of .500 ball can this team afford to play?

    Would any additions bring this team to push a .600+ winning percentage for August?

    If we finish July at a game or two above .500, which isn’t remotely out of the questions (3 more games vs. Texas, Rays and 2 vs. the Dodgers), what do we need to do in August and September to make the playoffs?

  142. Warning Track Power July 23rd, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    G Love
    So true.
    So true.

    Once there are some bats that produce in the line-up, the Yankees could go on a run
    that the Rays are currently on.

    Nova pitched well enough to get a win last night. I would take that performance just about
    every start from him. The pitch that upset me the most was the double he gave up to
    Soto. That was a bad pitch. Poorly executed.

  143. Nick in SF July 23rd, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    Thanks, blake. Maybe someone just wants an excuse to go to Mexico City.

  144. Hankflorida July 23rd, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    Phranchise, what you wrote has relevance, and right now, the Yankees are 4.5 games behind the second Wild Card. If they add Soriano and Young quickly, it may be enough to stay at that length, and If Granderson gets back during the dog days of August and our pitching holds up, there may be barely a battle for the 2nd Wild Card. Barely!!!!

  145. Pat M. July 23rd, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    blake…..How funny, that’s what I was thinking while I was typing the motivational speaking comp

  146. blake July 23rd, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    ac1 says:
    July 23, 2013 at 1:18 pm
    Blake I agree about long term, but if they can get Soriano for no 2014 cost, why not? We need RH power with Alex likely gone next year. We need a GM that can figure out how to turn Hughes and a few others into young talent.

    There is nothing wrong with it…..it just means they are going to buy and not sell….which I won’t say is wrong….I just think it’s a waste. Soriano makes them better if it happens…..but not enough for it to matters at likely

  147. Shame Spencer July 23rd, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    blake July 23rd, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    I picture G love typing posts with the Rocky soundtrack on in the background :)

    ————————

    Maybe they can ask him to come in as a guest speaker in the clubhouse because the worst part about watching this team over the last month and a half is that they look defeated before the game is over.

  148. Warning Track Power July 23rd, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    DAM23 July 23rd, 2013 at 1:21 pm
    MLB can’t let this drag on and on. They need to announce suspensions and move forward.
    ————————————————————————-
    You have to ask yourself why MLB won’t suspend all the guilty players
    at once.
    You have to ask yourself why Braun was announced first and only him?

    I think the answer is MLB is trying to plea bargin with the players as much as possible.
    The players win with the plea bargain. The sentece is lighter and they are able to play
    again that much sooner.
    Braun loses 3% of his salary. I heard that on ESPN this morning. 3%. BIG WHOOP!

  149. blake July 23rd, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    Even if the yanks add enough offense to become equal with teams like the Rays…..they are still 6+ games behind them….meaning they’ll have to outplay them by 6+ games over the next 1/3 of the season

  150. blake July 23rd, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    “Maybe they can ask him to come in as a guest speaker in the clubhouse because the worst part about watching this team over the last month and a half is that they look defeated before the game is over.”

    Even better….I voted him owner

  151. G. Love July 23rd, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    Pat M,

    Tampa is going to take 1st place from the Red Sox this week. That said, I think we can catch them or get close enough to them to get the WC. I don’t think their pen is that great and their offense, while better than ours right now, is built on Loney having a career season (and he will come back to earth) and Longoria carrying the lineup. Loney, Longoria, Zobrist and Jennnigs are carrying that team.

    We add 2 solid bats to Cano and Gardner and maybe we can do something.

    I also think CC’s best starts of the season are coming. We haven’t gotten those yet and we’re still pitching the best in the division with bad CC, inconsistent Hughes and an average Andy.

  152. Warning Track Power July 23rd, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    blake July 23rd, 2013 at 1:26 pm
    Even if the yanks add enough offense to become equal with teams like the Rays…..they are still 6+ games behind them….meaning they’ll have to outplay them by 6+ games over the next 1/3 of the season
    ——————————————————————————–
    6+ games can be made up
    Heck, the WC is still within reach.
    Don’t give up
    Don’t give up when the road gets tough!

  153. DAM23 July 23rd, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    And Braun’s been hurting and Brewers are out of race. This actually kind of helps them. Save a little $$ and let Braun shut down and heal(naturally lol).

  154. MTU July 23rd, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    G. love Just wants to be able to justify paying the prices he does for tickets, food, parking, etc.

    It’s as simple as that. Nothing more.

    He’s tired of getting ripped off.

    :)

  155. Pat M. July 23rd, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    G. Love ” I Have A Dream ” you have me coming towards the light G. Love !!!!!

  156. DAM23 July 23rd, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    Not saying TB isn’t good but no team keeps the pace they are. They will come back to earth some. The East is wide open IMO. Not that I realistically think Yanks are still in it.

  157. blake July 23rd, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    Dragoooooooooo!!!!’

  158. G. Love July 23rd, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    Shame,

    I play EA Sports NHL 12 game on my 360 to relax when I’m stressed out from work. It gives you the option of not using the annoying music that comes with the game and putting your own mp3′s into the game to play during hockey. I put many of the Rocky themes are on there. Rocky IV’s training montage music is particularly cheesy when paired with “Hearts On Fire” from the same soundtrack. They’re also on my shuffle when I power lift and do hill sprints.

    So yes…I go there.

  159. Pat M. July 23rd, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    I have to split but blake is clearly on a roll today. Once again, congrats to you & the wife

  160. MTU July 23rd, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    G. Love-

    Does hoisting 20 ouncers constitute power lifting ?

  161. DAM23 July 23rd, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    Sounds like 7/100 for the Keebler Elf.

  162. blake July 23rd, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    My favorite Rocky song by far is “no easy way out” ….I love the base line when he driving the Ferrari of whatever and he’s shifting gears and all pumped up. Cash needs to listen to that song while he’s shopping Cano ….I mean trading for old guys

  163. Wave Your Hat July 23rd, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    I like G Love’s spirit but this team just isn’t good enough.

    I’m all for them trying to win this year, given that they aren’t going to be sellers, and so long as they don’t compromise the future by trying to win this year, but it’s going to fall short because there are just too many holes to fill.

    Soriano isn’t good enough to swing the balance, I don’t know if Miguel Cabrera would be. Is that worth being stuck with Soriano, Wells and Ichiro next year?

  164. NYYROC July 23rd, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    Pedroia at $14.3MM/ yr. Sounds like a bargain compared to what Cano will “reportedly” ask for ($20MM-$25MM)

  165. blake July 23rd, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    If Pedroia gets 7/100 then that should help with Cano’s market … Is he better than Pedroia? Yes…… Is he 100 million better? Heck no

  166. blake July 23rd, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    That’s a terrific deal for Boston

  167. blake July 23rd, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    It sucks that players give Boston discounts

  168. Shame Spencer July 23rd, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    So yes…I go there.

    ——————-

    This team needs some Eye of the Tiger!!!!!

    Seriously though… we are going to need to play .600 ball to compete. We’re about a week and a half away from this being nothing more than a mathematical exercise. After July, it’s 8 weeks of baseball.

    If the Mets were leading our division I’d feel so much better. I don’t think Boston will keep winning at their first half clip but they have the luxury of not needing to.

  169. G. Love July 23rd, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    MTU,

    Yes, hoisting 20oz’ers is power-lifting if you’re trying to build your abs out over the waistband of your pants. I’ve seen no better routine for that.

    I did the power lifting thing in October to get in shape because I wasn’t ready for Crossfit. Now I’m just sticking with the lifting. I even have my own chalk!

  170. MTU July 23rd, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    Well. I have to run a few errands and then tend to the Mop.

    Be back for the next episode of “The Price is Right”.

    Later.

  171. astrocityfan July 23rd, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    If i can propose good trades, and you guys can propose good trades, then Cashman can propose good trades- the last speech from rocky 4 as it should have been

  172. blake July 23rd, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    astrocityfan says:
    July 23, 2013 at 1:45 pm
    If i can propose good trades, and you guys can propose good trades, then Cashman can propose good trades- the last speech from rocky 4 as it should have been

    Well done

  173. ManningRules July 23rd, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    That’s an amazing deal for Boston re: Pedroia.

    That will actually help in the Cano negotiations this off season. No way is Cano worth that much more- not to the bean counters, anyhow.

  174. astrocityfan July 23rd, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    thanks blake, if i can throw my two cents in, the perfect song from that soundtrack for this season has to be – there’s no easy way out.

  175. MTU July 23rd, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    G. Love-

    I figure the wind sprints are running back and forth to the fridge for another.

    Anyway. Best of luck with your training program. Only share your chalk with hardbodies.

    I have been forced into the confines of a gym of late as I had several bouts of altitude sickness and need to have my ticker checked before I am cleared to hike at elevation again.

    As result I haven’t hiked in weeks. Plus taking care of the sick Mop.

    Today should be a sad day for me but I’m simply resisting.

    Keep the fires burning while I’m gone.

    ;)

  176. Nick in SF July 23rd, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    But Pedroia is willing to accept incentives in chowder.

  177. G. Love July 23rd, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    MTU,

    Hang in there.

  178. Warning Track Power July 23rd, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    Pede left a lot of $$ on the table. Not since Jared Weaver has a player
    given his team the old “home team discount”
    WOW!!!

  179. Pat M. July 23rd, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    Hoping for Estella Warren to return to our Pilates class today. She’s very good at Pilates

  180. DaSaint007 July 23rd, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    Wow! There still is a hometown discount in professional sports?
    Pedroia must really, really love Beantown…

  181. ManningRules July 23rd, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    Cano’s camp can’t be happy about that.

    Not only does he cut them a hometown discount, he cuts them a lot of money for a return in security and ensures the he shouldn’t play in another uniform.

    Either cano does something similar, or will be villified by those who are against his 180M price tag being thrown about by everyone.

  182. Abe Peterham July 23rd, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    Crazy good deal for Boston :(

  183. Nick in SF July 23rd, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    Estella Warren, good, just hope that you don’t get Estelle Getty instead.

  184. Chip July 23rd, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    Yeah Pedroia getting 7 years screws the Yankees pretty hard. And he left a ton on the table in terms of dollars.

  185. ManningRules July 23rd, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    Pedroia must really, really love Beantown…

    Why wouldn’t he? He’s won a World Series, they love him, they have a good system in place for the future, and they just showed him a good faith move in terms of years.

    I think it’s a good move for both sides. Kudos to their GM for jumping the gun on it – because really, his deal wasn’t up until 2015 season, and this new deal doesn’t kick in till then, so they have him for the next eight years, not seven.

  186. Hassey July 23rd, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    Pat M. – Estella Warren from the Marky Mark Planet of the Apes movie? She was Kate Upton before Kate Upton was Kate Upton.

    Good luck to you – choose your floor mat wisely, my son. He SBDs wouldn’t bother me a bit. I’d bet she still looks kick-a$$

  187. Rich in NJ July 23rd, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    austinmac

    (if you’re still here)

    The reason I asked is that the media is making the point that they can bootstrap Bosch’s credibility in subsequent cases on Braun’s corroboration. So I was wondering how they would do that mechanically in an arb hearing.

  188. ManningRules July 23rd, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    It doesn’t screw the Yankees. It screws Cano. It helps the Yankees a lot.

    Why would they pay cano 25M/year when his equal comp just signed for 14? It really hurts Cano more than anyone.

    They can just pay Kinsler or Utley 6M if Pedroia is getting 14M.

  189. Hassey July 23rd, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    More valuable to the Yankees this season?

    Bosch or Boesch?

  190. Rich in NJ July 23rd, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    Hassey

    Don’t you mean least valuable?

  191. Rich in NJ July 23rd, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    “Why would they pay cano 25M/year when his equal comp just signed for 14? It really hurts Cano more than anyone.”

    Because baseball is different here?

  192. delvec19 July 23rd, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    Sources: Giancarlo Stanton will be a Yankee in the coming weeks, from a blockbuster trade including the Killer B’s, Mason Williams, Slade Heathcott, and Zoilo Almonte. Yankees would also receive Jose Fernandez in the trade.

  193. Rich in NJ July 23rd, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    Not buying it. That’s not nearly enough.

  194. blake July 23rd, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    When Cano asks for 200 million from the Yankees…..they can say….what you think you’re 200 million better than Pedroia?

    The Pedroia extension is going to be viewed as extremely team friendly…..and it is given the market. However in reality given his age its really fair….and might even be an overpay the last couple of years.

    Cano is better than Pedroia…..and free agent prices are always higher than extension prices…..but the Yankees have to put a fair number out there and hold him to it.

    7/150 would be 50 million more than Pedroia…..and still a doable deal for the yankees.

  195. blake July 23rd, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    “Sources: Giancarlo Stanton will be a Yankee in the coming weeks, from a blockbuster trade including the Killer B’s, Mason Williams, Slade Heathcott, and Zoilo Almonte. Yankees would also receive Jose Fernandez in the trade.”

    reporting fake news is frowned upon

  196. ManningRules July 23rd, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    “because baseball is different here?”

    Not sure I follow, Rich. Why is it different? If you asked anyone in baseball, would you rather have Pedroia at 14M for the next 8 years, or Cano for 25M?

    If the Yankees get handcuffed into that, they should shut the door and move on. Cano has a little more power, but that’s about it. They cannot get cornered into giving him twice the dollar amount just because it’s NY. I don’t buy it.

  197. DaSaint007 July 23rd, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    Why would they pay cano 25M/year when his equal comp just signed for 14? It really hurts Cano more than anyone.

    They can just pay Kinsler or Utley 6M if Pedroia is getting 14M
    —————————
    Unlikely scenario. Unless the Yankees are looking to completely rebuild – and I’m not saying they are – it’s unlikely that they even offer Cano less than $20M/year for 7 years. If you can give Youk $12M, and $13.8 is your baseline offering, Cano’s getting $20+. The question is can they shorten the years, as he’s going to ask for 10.

  198. Rich in NJ July 23rd, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    ManningRules

    Because the Yankees always seem to overpay for big stars.

    But I agree with everything you said conceptually.

  199. UpState July 23rd, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    Carlos Pena :

    35 YO …. L/L

    2013 : 8-25-.209

    Last 28 days —- .121

    vs RHP —- .204

    vs LHP —.231

    RISP — .220
    =======================

    Really ???

    I really think …… NOT.

    (.121…… we’re below the Cruz & Romine depths ! )

  200. ManningRules July 23rd, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    Except Cano isn’t 50M dollars better than Pedroia on any planet. Except here, Blake.
    I’m just not sure I buy a 150M deal unless it’s for the same 7 or 8 years. And I’m not sure I want Cano for another 8 years- or anyone to be honest. That’s a long time, but when it’s only 14M per, you can take that chance.

  201. DaSaint007 July 23rd, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    Just because Boston offered $14M/year, doesn’t mean that LA or Chicago, or the Phillies, or another team wouldn’t offer more. Last I checked there were 28 other teams in MLB other than boston and NYY.

    And blake is absolutely right – FA contracts are always higher than extensions. It is what it is.

  202. Rich in NJ July 23rd, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    What it should do for the Yankees is strengthen their resolve. They can’t ever put their financial house in order unless they say no, but they aren’t selling either, so that’s why I think things are different here, and not in a good way.

  203. ManningRules July 23rd, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    Just because Boston offered $14M/year, doesn’t mean that LA or Chicago, or the Phillies, or another team wouldn’t offer more. Last I checked there were 28 other teams in MLB other than boston and NYY.

    I’m not arguing that. Pedroia just left 6/7M per on the table to stay home. Say what you want to say, but I find it admirable in a player to do so.

  204. DaSaint007 July 23rd, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Manning…

    Nick Freaking Swisher (though a RF) basically makes $15M/year. Are you telling me Cano’s going to accept less than Swisher, when he mans a more vital role in the middle of the infield AND has a power bat AND average to boot? Really?

  205. blake July 23rd, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    “Except Cano isn’t 50M dollars better than Pedroia on any planet. Except here, Blake.”

    he’s not no….but that doesn’t necessarily matter with regards to what he’ll get on the open market. Pedroia signed early so he took on some risk there too…..he could have cost himself a lot of money but at the same time he could get hurt tomorrow or next year and never get a contract like that.

    7/150 would be a fair offer from the Yankees….I’d go there….I don’t know how much beyond that I’d go though

  206. UpState July 23rd, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    Additional Royal speculation…….

    Name : George Reginald

    They will call him ….. Jelly

  207. ManningRules July 23rd, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    I guess the good news for Pedroia is that he just locked up 8 more years of not having to take a drug test because MLB will call him and warn him they’re coming, so he can keep taking all the drugs that make him a good player.

  208. DaSaint007 July 23rd, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    Manning, I completely agree with you that it’s admirable. I think its GREAT! Jeter didn’t do that, nor did he have to. No one does. But Pedroia did and that’s fine, it’s his prerogative. The only folks upset with him will be the Players Union.

    Just saying that his contract alone does not give the Yankees sufficient leverage to match it, that’s all.

  209. Rich in NJ July 23rd, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    “I’m not arguing that. Pedroia just left 6/7M per on the table to stay home. Say what you want to say, but I find it admirable in a player to do so.”

    Ortiz did it years ago as well. Virtually no one does it here, and the Yankees have no one to blame but themselves.

  210. Chip July 23rd, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    I don’t think it’s worth looking at Soriano as an upgrade over what they have in Left – my guess is that he’ll be the primary DH and only play the OF against LHP

  211. bruceb July 23rd, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    Cano’s value is what another team (such as the Dodgers) are willing to pay him and for how long…not how much Pedroia got from Boston.

  212. ManningRules July 23rd, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    7/150 would be a fair offer from the Yankees….I’d go there….I don’t know how much beyond that I’d go though

    I agree Blake. But, to be honest, how much I give Cano is a direct function of how much we are paying ARod.

    There are some albatross contracts on this team that hurt his value indirectly. With CC slowly crawling into that argument. Well not slowly, but at like 89-90mph. :)

  213. Hassey July 23rd, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    from the looks of it, even Dave Chappelle is on steroids now too

  214. pat July 23rd, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    According to Neftali Ruiz of CDN Dodgers have agreed to terms w Cuban INF Alexander Guerrero on a $32 million deal. Long term 2B CAN HIT

    That might take the Dodgers out of the Cano competition.

  215. Rich in NJ July 23rd, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    “Cano’s value is what another team (such as the Dodgers) are willing to pay him and for how long…not how much Pedroia got from Boston.”

    That assumes that it means a lot more to Pedroia to remain in Boston than it does to Cano to remain in NY.

    I’m not sure that’s true.

  216. Wave Your Hat July 23rd, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    Boston didn’t have to do this deal now. Pedroia left a lot of money on the table for the security of having a long term deal. I don’t think it’s going to affect what Cano gets that much.

  217. pat July 23rd, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    Joelsherman1 48s
    Also for what it’s worth, if Soriano to #Yankees goes thru, player #Cubs had interest in previously was David Adams Not sure if in play here

  218. Captain Clutch July 23rd, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    I don’t think that the Dodgers will be involved with Cano. They have a lot of money but not endless amounts. They still have to give Kershaw $200m. There will be a market for Cano but I don’t think the numbers will go to $200m+ like some people are expecting. I think 7 years $140 is fair.

  219. blake July 23rd, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    ManningRules July 23rd, 2013 at 2:14 pm
    I guess the good news for Pedroia is that he just locked up 8 more years of not having to take a drug test because MLB will call him and warn him they’re coming, so he can keep taking all the drugs that make him a good player.

    lol.

  220. Rich in NJ July 23rd, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    The best thing that can happen to Adams is to get out of NY.

    But I think trading him for Soriano would be pretty stupid when you roll Cruz out at 3B.

  221. 86w183 July 23rd, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    Gotta see the breakdown on that contract. If they picked up the option they already held for 2015 @ $ 11 M, then really it’s a six-year, $ 89 M extension two years removed from when his deal would run out. For the next eight years he gets $ 110 M.

    I don’t see it having a huge impact on Cano’s thinking, but I would not go anywhere near seven years and $ 150 M. If Pedroia gets $ 14 M per, why pay 50 % more?

  222. blake July 23rd, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    “I don’t think that the Dodgers will be involved with Cano.”

    I think they were a lot less likely to be when they were losing…..you sorta got the idea that the ownership was frustrated because they spent all that money for nothing. If they keep winning though it could wet their appetite to spend more……I think they’ll be in on him…..it just makes too much sense for them not to….

  223. Captain Clutch July 23rd, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    The only way the Yanks should trade for Soriano is if the Cubs are paying almost all of the contract and the prospects are nothing. I wouldn’t trade Adams for him either. Otherwise he isn’t worth it and the Yanks should just sit tight instead of doing something stupid just to get another body in here.

  224. UnKnown July 23rd, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    ManningRules July 23rd, 2013 at 2:14 pm
    I guess the good news for Pedroia is that he just locked up 8 more years of not having to take a drug test because MLB will call him and warn him they’re coming, so he can keep taking all the drugs that make him a good player.
    ———-
    We have a winner. Well done dude. :lol:

  225. UpState July 23rd, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    David Adams ???

    Cubs 2b is currently :

    Darwin Barney….27 ….R/R

    303 AB’s 6-28 …. .224

    Adams an actual target for the Cubs ???

    Cubs #19 ranked prospect – 2B – Gioskar Amaya

  226. ManningRules July 23rd, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    Gotta see the breakdown on that contract. If they picked up the option they already held for 2015 @ $ 11 M, then really it’s a six-year, $ 89 M extension two years removed from when his deal would run out. For the next eight years he gets $ 110 M.

    The deal does not kick in until the end of his current deal. So in all, in the next 8 years, they’re paying him 111M dollars, or 13.875M per.

  227. Captain Clutch July 23rd, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    I think they’ll be in on him…..it just makes too much sense for them not to….
    ————

    I am sure they will check in on him. But my point was when does the wallet dry out? At some point they have to calm down on the spending.

  228. astrocityfan July 23rd, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    Three Teams Vying For Cuban Shortstop Guerrero
    By Steve Adams [July 23 at 1:25pm CST]
    Despite reports out of the Dominican Republic earlier today that Cuban shortstop Alexander Guerrero had agreed to a seven-year deal with the Dodgers, Guerrero’s agent tells MLB.com’s Jesse Sanchez that no such thing is true. Three teams are still in the mix for Guerrero, who has yet to be unblocked by the United States Office of Foreign Assets Control, and no agreement is in place with any of the interested parties(Twitter links). Sanchez doesn’t specify which teams are interested in Guerrero, though the Dodgers seem a logical connection based on this morning’s reports.

  229. G. Love July 23rd, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    I wonder if the phone in the Red Sox clubhouse to alert them of these coming PED tests is red?

    I’ve also heard Red Sox harvest clones who are PED free who go take the tests.

    Once you go down the rabbit hole, you can’t stop.

  230. Chambliss July 23rd, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    While the lineup is weak, I am not impressed with the starting pitching lately, Kuroda excluded. CC has been terrible. Andy has been mediocre. Hughes looks as if he needs a change of scenery. Nova has been pretty good.

    Let’s face it. Boston got a huge gift from the Dodgers last year when they took those bad seeds and their horrible contracts. The Yankees will not be so lucky. They have to blow up the team and draft well for a few years.

    Tampa and Baltimore are for real. Boston may end up in third place in a few weeks, particularly with their shaky pen.

  231. bruceb July 23rd, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    Fair point, Rich in NJ…or put another way, is Cano willing to give the Yanks a hometown discount like Pedroia has Boston? Does anyone ever give the Yanks a hometown discount?

  232. Hans Davenport July 23rd, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    MLB and the media should be ashamed of themselves right now. Instead they are taking
    turns patting one another on the back for a job well done.

    This could have been avoided in 2011 when Braun tested positive. The had the results of that test on October 5th 2011. Yet they did not announce the results until December 10th 2011. In that time Braun played in at least 6 more playoff games. The World Series is completed and the MVP vote is held and Braun is the winner.
    A normal procedure in a properly run testing program is to notify the person who tested positive immediately and tell them they have one week to retest and the results are compared.
    With a T level that high the reading won’t come down to normal in a week. This portion of this mess could have been over and avoided. But they held the results in secret as to not mar the WS I would guess and this part of the mess carried on for another 18 months.

  233. pat July 23rd, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    craigcalcaterra
    Yeah, these are questions that need to be answered: http://deadspin.com/exclusive-.....-882284070

  234. ManningRules July 23rd, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    I wonder if the phone in the Red Sox clubhouse to alert them of these coming PED tests is red?

    I’ve also heard Red Sox harvest clones who are PED free who go take the tests.

    Once you go down the rabbit hole, you can’t stop.

    Now that’s the winner. Well done, sir.

  235. Rich in NJ July 23rd, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    “Does anyone ever give the Yanks a hometown discount?”

    Bernie took a little less than what Boston offered way back in what, 1998? But this is a collateral effect of burning $13m on Wells, $12m on Youk, etc.

    Others players see them act as if money has no value, so if they are actually good players, they want their money scaled to those ridiculous wastes of money.

    Plus, when do they ever say no? A-Rod opts out. The GM says let him walk, but that great businessman Hal says, no problem, here’s another few hundred million.

    They have to start acting differently to be perceived differently.

  236. ManningRules July 23rd, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    Tampa and Baltimore are for real. Boston may end up in third place in a few weeks, particularly with their shaky pen.

    I can’t see it. They have too many pieces to deal, not to mention, the best offense in baseball right now.
    They might go to third place, but it’ll be a two or three game swing at any time. It’s not gonna get easy for anyone in this division, including Tampa, who is playing way above their head as well.

  237. Chip July 23rd, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    Rich in NJ July 23rd, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    The best thing that can happen to Adams is to get out of NY.
    ———————-

    I don’t understand why you’re so down on the Yankees sending Adams back to AAA. Lots of great players (better than Adams) have been sent back to AAA for doing what Adams did (which is come up and contribute nothing).

    I like Adams, I think next year he will be a very good 3b for the Yankees. But he hasn’t played above AA at all until this year and is just learning 3b. The Yankees decided that it was better to have him go to AAA, learn the spot, play everyday and get his confidence as a hitter back than to have him up here hitting sub. 200 and playing a poor 3b.

    That doesn’t mean he’s never coming back up nor does it mean they’ve closed the book on him.

  238. ManningRules July 23rd, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    I agree Rich.

    Why would Cano ever look around that infield at his conterparts, and knowingly, in the back of his mind take less money when he’s superior in ever facet of the game than all of them?

    Pedroia looks around his infield, knows he’s probably the best player on it, and he makes the most money on it. Different scenarios, but the same at the end of the day, I think.

  239. ManningRules July 23rd, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    But, then again, Boston is going to have to sign a first baseman, and at some point, they’re going to have to pay those kids..unless they do what they did for Pedroia the first time around, when they gave him a deal way before they had to. Same goes for Lester – who signed a long term deal before the Sox had to give him one, I think.

  240. Rich in NJ July 23rd, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    Chip

    Because development is often non-linear and ugly.

    We’re talking about Pedroia on this thread. Granted, Adams is no Pedroia, but Pedroia was worse than Adams early on for longer, and the RS stuck with him. (maybe that’s part of why he is staying?)

    Adams is 26, and despite injuries and being blocked, he has hit for AVG when healthy and shown patience.

    He was finally showing patience here (with an OBP of over .400 in his last couple of weeks) and then sent him down so Cruz could play. Cruz?!?!

  241. 86w183 July 23rd, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    So Hal ruins everything when he doesn’t spend money and he ruins things when he does?

  242. ManningRules July 23rd, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    Rich,

    I think part of that “sticking with” x or y is dependent on the team winning. At the time, Pedroia was just a weak link in a great lineup. They could afford him playing below the Mendoza line till it all clicked. The Yanks are not in the same spot right now.

  243. 86w183 July 23rd, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    I like Adams as a possible 2B, but I think he was the worst 3B I saw out there this year.

    I won’t rip Cano if he turns down a Yankees offer and more than I’ll rip the Yanks if they choose not to go $ 150 M or whatever. Business is business.

    Frankly, once we get above $ 18 M per I don’t see a great market for Cano… or any other player for that matter.

  244. Against All Odds July 23rd, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    Rich in NJ July 23rd, 2013 at 2:41 pm
    Chip

    Because development is often non-linear and ugly.

    We’re talking about Pedroia on this thread. Granted, Adams is no Pedroia, but Pedroia was worse than Adams early on for longer, and the RS stuck with him. (maybe that’s part of why he is staying?)

    Adams is 26, and despite injuries and being blocked, he has hit for AVG when healthy and shown patience.

    He was finally showing patience here (with an OBP of over .400 in his last couple of weeks) and then sent him down so Cruz could play. Cruz?!?!

    —————–

    If you’re a Yankee prospect you have to come up like Wang and Cano did. The odds of that happening aren’t likely.

  245. Oscar Madison July 23rd, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    Maybe Soriano can play 2B after Cano leaves ?

  246. NYYROC July 23rd, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    PH needs a change of scenery but in the last 30 days he has 26.1 IP 20K 3.08 ERA and .91 WHIP. Oh and just 1 win to show for it. He’s done OK. Most times the SP has been OK, just not much O.

  247. Against All Odds July 23rd, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    I don’t understand why you’re so down on the Yankees sending Adams back to AAA. Lots of great players (better than Adams) have been sent back to AAA for doing what Adams did (which is come up and contribute nothing).

    ——————-

    I don’t have a problem with them sending Adams down either if they were replacing him with someone that was a no doubt upgrade.

  248. Against All Odds July 23rd, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    That doesn’t mean he’s never coming back up nor does it mean they’ve closed the book on him.

    ———————–

    IDK they tend to sour on guys quickly unless your name is Phil or Nova.

  249. Rich in NJ July 23rd, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    86w183 July 23rd, 2013 at 2:42 pm
    So Hal ruins everything when he doesn’t spend money and he ruins things when he does?
    _

    That assumes that all money spent is the same though. I would have thought it is obvious that it is not.

    For example $250-$300m on a ten year deal for a 32 year old.

    About $35m for aging, declined (not declining), or injured Wells, Youk, Ich, Hafner.

    Is that the same as not having any money for incredibly talented young players like Puig, Darvish, Cespedes?

    I don’t see how.

    Spending smartly does’t mean it is without risk, but it means prudent risks, they have done the opposite.

  250. G. Love July 23rd, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    I don’t think Pedroia brings down Cano’s market at all. Pedroia wasn’t going to be a free agent. He’s buying security and leaving money on the table.

    Cano’s going full on free agent where the top bidder wins. There were no other bidders driving up Pedroia’s price.

    If the Tigers or Dodgers decide Cano’s market is above 20 million, the commissioner isn’t going to come in and say “But Pedroia set a lower market!”.

    Yankees will end up paying Cano through the nose. Especially, if Arod gets a length suspension that frees up his salary so they can’t cry poverty.

  251. Rich in NJ July 23rd, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    Manning Rules

    But as AAO points out, there was no better alternative.

  252. ManningRules July 23rd, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    Yankees will end up paying Cano through the nose. Especially, if Arod gets a length suspension that frees up his salary so they can’t cry poverty.

    This x 200,000,000

  253. ManningRules July 23rd, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    Spending smartly does’t mean it is without risk, but it means prudent risks, they have done the opposite.

    yep.

  254. 86w183 July 23rd, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    Pedroia was four years younger than Adams is now when he had his difficulties in a half season in 2006. the next year he was rookie of the year with a .823 OPS.

    There really isn’t a comparison, though it would be really cool if Adams can match Pedroia’s first full season… .317 / .380 / .442

  255. Rich in NJ July 23rd, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    86w183 July 23rd, 2013 at 2:52 pm
    Pedroia was four years younger than Adams is now when he had his difficulties in a half season in 2006. the next year he was rookie of the year with a .823 OPS.

    There really isn’t a comparison, though it would be really cool if Adams can match Pedroia’s first full season… .317 / .380 / .442
    __

    Except I said:

    “Granted, Adams is no Pedroia.”

  256. Jerkface July 23rd, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    Pedroia is slightly injury prone, benefits greatly from Fenway, and isn’t even as good as Cano anyways. He is probably a 17 or 18 million dollar a year player on the free agent market. He is only comparable to Cano in that he plays the same position. Cano has a .900 OPS the past 5 years. Pedroia .800.

  257. Chip July 23rd, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    It’s not just Wells and Youkilis Rich. The Yankees are owners of three of the largest contracts in the sport. It’s very hard for an agent/player to take them seriously when they say they’re looking for a hometown discount.

    I agree with you that the Yankees have to say no. They did do it last year when Russ Martin wanted more than the 3 year $21 that he was offered in Spring Training. So you just have to see how it plays out.

    Again, the A-Rod thing is a different animal, that wasn’t a baseball decision it was a business decision based on the idea that Alex was going to be the eventual “Clean HR Champ” and that the marketing from that alone would pay for the contract – it backfired supremely.

  258. Shame Spencer July 23rd, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    The Cubs just got Olt, why do they want Adams..?

  259. 86w183 July 23rd, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    Rich in NJ —-

    There’s no evidence whatsoever that Cespedes, Puig, Soler, Darvish et al were all set to sign with the Yankees. They bid on some guys, didn’t on others. None of us knows exactly what they offered for any of them. We do know that all of them ended up in different places which tells me at best the Yanks might have gotten one of them.

    Had they gotten Darvish, there’s probably no Kuroda in pinstripes.

    One year contracts ARE prudent risks. Hafner and Wells paid off big time early, but neither is an every day player. The losses of Teixeira and Granderson forced them to be. Ichiro is worth what he’s getting.

    As for Youkilis, well I was adamantly opposed to giving him $ 12 M because if you are signing insurance behind A-Rod it should be less risky from a health standpoint.

  260. hardwired7 July 23rd, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    Too little, too late. The time for Cashman to address this inevitable offensive malaise was years ago, not right before the trade deadline in 2013.

    The lineup has been in need of an infusion of young talent for quite some time. When the left side of your infield is knocking on 40′s door, you address it. You don’t wait for the inevitable breakdowns and then plead bad luck.

    He kept reciting his “Pitching is the key to the kingdom” spiel. Well, guess what? It turns out you still have to score runs.

  261. Rich in NJ July 23rd, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    “Again, the A-Rod thing is a different animal, that wasn’t a baseball decision it was a business decision based on the idea that Alex was going to be the eventual “Clean HR Champ” and that the marketing from that alone would pay for the contract – it backfired supremely.”

    As I mentioned yesterday, he was part of a Texas clubhouse that was reminiscent of Venice Beach in the ’80s. Maybe the possibility that he was part of that culture was something else they ignored from the GM.

    Not to mention that most players decline, often significantly, in their mid- to late-30s and beyond, if they get there.

    Or that any good businessmen would know that if they went back on their ultimatum, no one would ever take their negotiating stance seriously again.

    btw, Martin was still in the process of negotiations. It wasn’t meant as a final offer.

  262. luis July 23rd, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    Sell, sell, sell and rebuild. With a different GM please

  263. Jerkface July 23rd, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    There’s no evidence whatsoever that Cespedes, Puig, Soler, Darvish et al were all set to sign with the Yankees.

    Well Darvish would have had no choice, if they won the posting, but they didn’t, they purposefully bid to lose. The others were free agents and those tend to go where the money is. Its not like Cespedes really wanted to be an Oakland Athletic or Puig a dodger, or Soler a cub.

  264. Chip July 23rd, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    Rich in NJ July 23rd, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    Chip

    Because development is often non-linear and ugly.

    We’re talking about Pedroia on this thread. Granted, Adams is no Pedroia, but Pedroia was worse than Adams early on for longer, and the RS stuck with him. (maybe that’s part of why he is staying?)

    Adams is 26, and despite injuries and being blocked, he has hit for AVG when healthy and shown patience.

    He was finally showing patience here (with an OBP of over .400 in his last couple of weeks) and then sent him down so Cruz could play. Cruz?!?!
    ————————-

    With all the injuries they needed more versatility than Adams could provide – that’s part of why Cruz was brought in. Plus Cruz is a much much better defensive player at 3b than Adams is.

    What happened to Adams was that he came up here and pitchers started beating him inside and he wasn’t adjusting. He’s down in instructional baseball where he can work on that on a regular basis as well as on his defense at 3b…that’s what the minors are there for.

    You’re right – development isn’t linear but you can only suffer growing pains for so long at this level – there’s a story about when Bernie came up and kept getting moved lower and lower in the lineup until at one point Stump told him, “I’m batting you 9th today, you don’t turn things around and I’ll be batting you 2nd or 3rd in the minors.”

    It’s not just about the results, it’s about showing that you have the confidence and approach to remain – Zoilo has shown it, Claiborne has shown it, Phelps has shown it – Adams didn’t and so he was sent back. Now he has to force the Yankees to call him back up. There’s nothing whatsoever wrong with that approach vs handing guys uniforms and telling them the job is theirs.

  265. 86w183 July 23rd, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    Actually the past five years Cano is .901 and Pedroia .829…. that’s an 8.6 % difference.

    Pedroia does have significant H/A splits for his career — .890 / .766

    Cano is actually slightly better on the road for his career– .849 / .867

  266. Rich in NJ July 23rd, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    “There’s no evidence whatsoever that Cespedes, Puig, Soler, Darvish et al were all set to sign with the Yankees. They bid on some guys, didn’t on others. None of us knows exactly what they offered for any of them. We do know that all of them ended up in different places which tells me at best the Yanks might have gotten one of them.”

    Who said they were? The point is that it is clear that they didn’t go all out to sign them.

    “Had they gotten Darvish, there’s probably no Kuroda in pinstripes.”

    I’m not sure why, but given the 10+ year age difference, GREAT!

    “One year contracts ARE prudent risks. Hafner and Wells paid off big time early, but neither is an every day player. The losses of Teixeira and Granderson forced them to be. Ichiro is worth what he’s getting.”

    No they ARE not, they can or cannot be. If they players have already proved they suck, they aren’t.

    You think April was worth that money? Really? Really?

    You are never forced to sign bad players. Ever.

  267. Wave Your Hat July 23rd, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    “When the left side of your infield is knocking on 40?s door, you address it.”

    It is very hard to address it when 50% of the left side is an icon and the other 50% is owed $100M.

  268. luis July 23rd, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    He kept reciting his “Pitching is the key to the kingdom” spiel. Well, guess what? It turns out you still have to score runs.

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

    Yep… Balance wins

  269. ManningRules July 23rd, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    Pedroia is slightly injury prone, benefits greatly from Fenway, and isn’t even as good as Cano anyways. He is probably a 17 or 18 million dollar a year player on the free agent market. He is only comparable to Cano in that he plays the same position. Cano has a .900 OPS the past 5 years. Pedroia .800.

    This is wrong on 12 different levels. You can cherry pick whatever stat line you wish, even incorrectly, but in the end, they’re basically the same player in almost every single statistical category sans the homer.

    Where does the injury prone thing come from? Just asking

  270. champ809 July 23rd, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    For as much as some want to believe that Cano and Pedroia are equals they really aren’t…not even close offensively.

    Pedroia’s career season averages are 13 HRs/ 33 2Bs/ 60rbis

    Cano’s career season averages are 25 HRs/ 43 2Bs/ 97 rbis

    Robbie has 200 career HRs and 800 rbis Peedy has 95 career HRS and 470 rbis

    Since 2007 Cano’s missed 12 games Pedroia’s missed 125…

  271. Jerkface July 23rd, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    Hafner and Wells paid off big time early, but neither is an every day player. The losses of Teixeira and Granderson forced them to be.

    The season is more than 2 weeks in April. They are both terrible players at this point. Wells was a terrible player the past 2 years, so we kind of knew he was going to be terrible. The ‘not an everyday player’ excuse doesn’t work for either of them. Hafner was going to be the every day DH. Wells has been an every day player his entire career including the last 2 years. If the team is acquiring him and paying him 13 million he can’t simply be a once a week guy vs lefties.

  272. Wave Your Hat July 23rd, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    Adams isn’t – at least yet – a third baseman. If his defense was better, they might have stuck with him longer. He could have been Luis Cruz.

  273. Wave Your Hat July 23rd, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    Hafner was worth a shot. With Wells, the Yanks just couldn’t resist being clever.

  274. luis July 23rd, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    Chip,

    Adams was adjusting, he had started to take his walks again. Rookies need time to struggle, otherwise they don´t learn from their mistakes

  275. Rich in NJ July 23rd, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    “With all the injuries they needed more versatility than Adams could provide – that’s part of why Cruz was brought in. Plus Cruz is a much much better defensive player at 3b than Adams is.”

    Cruz stinks offensively. I don’t care about his defense. He is playing an offensive position on a severely offensively challenged team.

    “What happened to Adams was that he came up here and pitchers started beating him inside and he wasn’t adjusting. He’s down in instructional baseball where he can work on that on a regular basis as well as on his defense at 3b…that’s what the minors are there for.”

    Yet he was adjusting, as evidenced by his walk starting to increase significantly.

    “It’s not just about the results, it’s about showing that you have the confidence and approach to remain – Zoilo has shown it, Claiborne has shown it, Phelps has shown it – Adams didn’t and so he was sent back. Now he has to force the Yankees to call him back up. There’s nothing whatsoever wrong with that approach vs handing guys uniforms and telling them the job is theirs.”

    Zoilo was dropping like a stone.

    Last 28 days: .222 .260 .250 .510

  276. ManningRules July 23rd, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    Actually the past five years Cano is .901 and Pedroia .829…. that’s an 8.6 % difference.

    Right. And hes’s less than 10% difference in nearly every other category, including being better in several. I guess that constitutes not being as good?
    If Pedroia was on the Yankees, and we had never heard of Cano, we would fall all over ourselves to love him. Period. I mean, we made a lifestyle making the argument for Jeter when everyone compared him to other, more talented SS at the time, right?

  277. Jerkface July 23rd, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    This is wrong on 12 different levels. You can cherry pick whatever stat line you wish, even incorrectly, but in the end, they’re basically the same player in almost every single statistical category sans the homer.

    Where does the injury prone thing come from? Just asking

    ?? How so. Cano past 5 years: .312 .368 .533 .901 Pedroia past 5 years: .298 .372 .456 .828.

    Cano plays every day, every game. Pedroia does not. Pedroia has had DL time or nagging injuries every year for the past 3-4 years.

    Cano has equal home / away splits.

    Pedroia home: .322 .388 .502 .890 road: .284 .354 .412 .766

    Cano is the better player, and the best 2B in the game.

  278. 86w183 July 23rd, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    JF —

    You don’t know that and neither do I, however there were many reports that Soler was a done deal for the Cubs before anyone else even talked to him. My guess is they promised to match his best offer if he’s commit to them.

    I’d love to see them sign everyone in sight, but that’s not realistic. They’ve spent money and had it work out well and they’ve blown some cash just like everyone else.

    It’s really easy to spend other people’s money, but the Darvish posting fee was staggering.

    hardwired7 —

    I agree in principal, but when the left side of your infield is aging AND signed for a small fortune what choice did they have?

  279. RadioKev July 23rd, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    Yeah, but has Cano ever won MVP?

  280. Rich in NJ July 23rd, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    Soler is also the only one of the group the Yankees were supposedly in the mix on. So if it was a done deal for the Cubs, the report was for show.

  281. 86w183 July 23rd, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    Pedroia is a terrific player.

    Cano is terrificer

  282. Jerkface July 23rd, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    Pedroia is perfectly fine to have on the team, and I’m sure everyone here that falls over themselves to love Jeter would love his intangibles or ability to fit into a handbag (not me though). That doesn’t change the fact that his home discount contract does not effect Cano because Cano is better.

  283. Wave Your Hat July 23rd, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    Adams had 128 plate appearances, not exactly a cup of coffee. He was not a good defensive third baseman. He wasn’t hitting. The Yanks clearly want to win this year. He got sent down, big surprise.

  284. Rich in NJ July 23rd, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    “Adams had 128 plate appearances, not exactly a cup of coffee. He was not a good defensive third baseman. He wasn’t hitting. The Yanks clearly want to win this year. He got sent down, big surprise.”

    So playing Cruz was the way to win this year????

  285. ManningRules July 23rd, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    Since 2007 Cano’s missed 12 games Pedroia’s missed 125…

    lol.

    I’ll play along. Cano is a much better doubles hitter and HR hitter than Pedroia. I mean, much much better. It’s not even close when we are talking about doubles and HR and driving guys home. It’s a landslide when a person ignores every other statistical measure available to them.

    Is he better? Probably. Is he way better? Not even close.

  286. Wave Your Hat July 23rd, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    “So playing Cruz was the way to win this year????

    He does have a better glove. But I don’t expect Cruz to be the third baseman the rest of the way.

  287. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 23rd, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    “As you know an arbitrator has more leeway than a court in admission of evidence. Still, Braun’s situation and AROD’s rest or fall on the evidence against them individually. I don’t think it would be considered. It shouldn’t be in my view.”

    austinmac – I really can’t see where that would be admissible.

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

    Laugh at me all you want. I still say that the Sux are alerted to drug tests. And nobody here can say otherwise with any authority.

    Now if someone here for whom I had great respect – and there are many – laughed at me, I might take at least a little umbrage. But hearing G. Love – who has admitted to not being able to process life after a Yankee loss – talking about someone going down the rabbit hole! Well LMFAO!!!!!

    And it must be a full moon because I see that Unknown – who had actually behaved for a while – going back into his childish high-fiving stage.

    Oh well. Just another day at the office.

    P.S. Sux are being alerted to drug tests. Either that or Ortiz has been working very hard on his craft.

    :D

  288. Wave Your Hat July 23rd, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    Cano is going to go for really big bucks. He just is. You just have to decide if you are rooting for the Yanks to give him those big bucks, or not.

  289. ManningRules July 23rd, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    Cano is the better player, and the best 2B in the game.

    It’s funny that you go back only five years instead of six. I wonder what happens when we average in the six year go back?

    Pedroia missed half a season with a broken leg (foot?) in 2010 and again in 2012. Im not sure what else he missed time for.

    He’s played 100 games this year. So has MLB.

  290. ManningRules July 23rd, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    Laugh at me all you want. I still say that the Sux are alerted to drug tests

    Okay.

  291. 86w183 July 23rd, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    gotta move on… four runs tonight please… don’t much care how they score ‘em

    have a day all

  292. tbone1570 July 23rd, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    Rich in NJ says:
    July 23, 2013 at 3:14 pm
    “Adams had 128 plate appearances, not exactly a cup of coffee. He was not a good defensive third baseman. He wasn’t hitting. The Yanks clearly want to win this year. He got sent down, big surprise.”

    So playing Cruz was the way to win this year????

    ——————————-

    Cruz has less then half the number of ab’s that Adams got. It’s only a matter of time until the next package from the “third baseman of the month” club arrives in the Bronx.

  293. champ809 July 23rd, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    Again with Pedroia he’s a good player gets the most out of his talent but again his #’s are skewed because of his home ballpark. Any right handed pull hitter will see his #’s spike in Fenway. It’s the reason why they prioritized guys like Napoli and Gomes in the offseason.

    Cano on the other hand as evidenced by his splits is not home dependent in his production. It’s 1 of the reasons Robbie’s considered 1 of the 5 best hitters in the game. Pedroia is not in that conversation.

    Just this year alone Cano may hit 40 HRs whereas Peedy will be lucky to hit 15.

  294. longtimefan July 23rd, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    Dorians, wow how many bad decisions do the yanks have to make before they wise up, another top dollar guy in the twilight of his career, go younger take your lumps this year and try to rebuild for next year, no matter who you add at this point in time is going to make a difference this year.

  295. longtimefan July 23rd, 2013 at 3:57 pm

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  296. Stottlemyre68 July 23rd, 2013 at 5:53 pm

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