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Gardner sits; Cano at DH

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jul 25, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Ichiro Suzuki RF
Brent Lillibridge 3B
Robinson Cano DH
Vernon Wells LF
Eduardo Nunez SS
David Adams 2B
Lyle Overbay 1B
Melky Mesa CF
Austin Romine C

Hiroki Kuroda RHP

 
 

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111 Responses to “Gardner sits; Cano at DH”

  1. Niblick July 25th, 2013 at 11:38 am

    Definitely the worst lineup ever devised.

  2. pkyankfan69 July 25th, 2013 at 11:39 am

    Over/Under 1.5 runs today?

  3. tbone1570 July 25th, 2013 at 11:40 am

    pkyankfan69 July 25th, 2013 at 11:39 am

    Over/Under 1.5 runs today?

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

    I’d set it at 0.5!

  4. Locke July 25th, 2013 at 11:43 am

    .5 runs should be enough for Kuroda. He’s got to be the best signing of the past 5 years.

  5. RadioKev July 25th, 2013 at 11:44 am

    MTU July 25th, 2013 at 11:34 am
    Kev-

    Because the needs are there in that area.

    And Hughes, even as a rental, is one of the better options remaining.

    Plus we have solid relief pitching to offer as part of it.

    That’s how.

    ;)
    ———–

    Well, it’s one of Kay’s favorite sayings… a team trading useful major league ready players is “robbing Peter to pay Paul.”

    It would take a very specific circumstance for that to happen, some sort of redundancy in an organization, to make sense. If a player is blocking a prospect, is the only way I see it.

    Why upgrade your pitching at the cost of your major league line up?

  6. Chip July 25th, 2013 at 11:45 am

    With Tim Hudson out for the year would the Braves be willing to do this deal:

    Yankees get: Taylor Pastornicky (2b), Joe Tederslovich (1b/OF) and Edward Salcedo (SS/3b) for Hughes, Logan and Kelley.

  7. pkyankfan69 July 25th, 2013 at 11:46 am

    tbone1570 July 25th, 2013 at 11:40 am
    pkyankfan69 July 25th, 2013 at 11:39 am

    Over/Under 1.5 runs today?

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

    I’d set it at 0.5!
    —————
    Haha… I’m feeling optimistic today ;) !

  8. Locke July 25th, 2013 at 11:46 am

    Chip – Who would you replace Logan with?

  9. DONNYBROOK July 25th, 2013 at 11:46 am

    Girardi is Slowly waking up. As I said yesterday, Bat either Nunez or Ichiro in the 4 Hole to protect Cano, and the other in the 2 Hole. Nunez is almost in that 4 Hole today, add Gardner to the lineup and we should be there. Last night, Overbay made pitching to Cano absolutely foolhardy. The 25 Man is a big enough joke, add Girardi’s inability to construct a batting order, and you got we have seen for some time now. Nothing resembling an offense.

  10. comnsnse July 25th, 2013 at 11:48 am

    Gents I posted my comments on trades etc. as the last post on the previous thread.

    Anyone interested in chatting about those comments?

    The team will make no splash at the deadline unless it’s the culmination of the Arod movie of the week!

  11. champ809 July 25th, 2013 at 11:48 am

    The Hudson injury may bring Atlanta to the table with interest in a Hughes/Joba package….stay tuned.

  12. Niblick July 25th, 2013 at 11:49 am

    Lillibridge, with his career OBP of .270 (.214 this year) batting second is just crazy. He should be batting 10th.

    We’re down to 2 major leaguers in the lineup and 7 god knows whats.

  13. RadioKev July 25th, 2013 at 11:50 am

    Do you think Arizona would trade Goldschmidt for the chance to have Joba, Hughes AND Kennedy??

  14. champ809 July 25th, 2013 at 11:50 am

    Atlanta would jump at that as all those players are garbage….Pastornicky?!?!?

  15. MTU July 25th, 2013 at 11:51 am

    Kev-

    What Kay says is of little consequence to me. I don’t consider him any kind of an authority on anything other than having an annoying personality.

    And what you say might be very possible with many teams.

    A good young prospect being blocked by another guy.

    I’m not talking about this as a trade but take Castellanos of the Tigers being blocked by Miggy.

    Or Profar being blocked by Andrus and Beltre.

    Not only that Gordon can play 3b and they may have an easy OF backfill waiting.

    I’ll just making suggestions please don’t shoot the messenger if they aren’t dead bang perfect.

    It passes the time and it’s a lot better than talking about the a-Rod soap opera FWIS.

    ;)

  16. DONNYBROOK July 25th, 2013 at 11:51 am

    That guy we saw last night was Not the Kelley we saw vs Boston Sunday night when he struck out 5 of the 6 hitters he faced. I do Not know if Kelley went out drinking or what, but that guy last night was Scared of the sticks, throwing lackluster sliders that were a foot outside, and he, (and the Yanks) paid the price. That was Jeckyl and Hyde last night.

  17. Chip July 25th, 2013 at 11:53 am

    Locke July 25th, 2013 at 11:46 am

    Chip – Who would you replace Logan with?
    —————-

    You’ve got Rondon and Cabral at AA and Zagurski, Huff and Spence at AAA – at this point I’m willing to take my chances on any of them as a LOOGY if it helps net some legit offensive prospects.

  18. Mike in Harrisburg July 25th, 2013 at 11:53 am

    @RadioKev maybe 5 years ago

  19. RadioKev July 25th, 2013 at 11:53 am

    I’ll just making suggestions please don’t shoot the messenger if they aren’t dead bang perfect.

    It passes the time and it’s a lot better than talking about the a-Rod soap opera FWIS.

    ;)
    ———

    Ha, true. I’m just skeptical is all. The Yankees are the ones to put this on the table, trade Hughes AND be buyers. I don’t see how it’s possible.

    I just see it as a “have your cake and eat it too” scenario. I do not foresee any cake for the Yankees.

  20. blake July 25th, 2013 at 11:53 am

    “Do you think Arizona would trade Goldschmidt for the chance to have Joba, Hughes AND Kennedy??”

    uhm no….

  21. DONNYBROOK July 25th, 2013 at 11:54 am

    Lillibridge can bunt, making him a prime 2 Slot, “move the line”, option. I got no gripes with Girardi there.

  22. MTU July 25th, 2013 at 11:54 am

    If the Yankees do not make any attempt to fill their glaring holes then I’ll just watch “Titanic”
    over again instead.

    It would be similar in theme and a lot less time consuming.

  23. blake July 25th, 2013 at 11:55 am

    I know Gardner can’t play every day…..but with the season hanging in the balance it looks like they’d push him and go ahead and try to get the split today. This lineup is truly terrible…..of course they’ll probably score 9 runs today cause I said that.

  24. blake July 25th, 2013 at 11:55 am

    Chip,
    I have to agree with Champ here….those players aren’t very good.

  25. RadioKev July 25th, 2013 at 11:56 am

    Less time consuming than Titanic? That thing used to be a double VHS!

  26. Shame Spencer July 25th, 2013 at 11:57 am

    Girardi confuses me… we really need to win this game today to salvage the split.

  27. austinmac July 25th, 2013 at 11:57 am

    Two starters batting over .250. Several under .200. Gardner was tired?

    Of all the bad lineups we have seen, this could very well be the worst.

  28. MTU July 25th, 2013 at 11:57 am

    Kev-

    But the Yankees version goes on for about 60 more games.

    :)

  29. Niblick July 25th, 2013 at 11:58 am

    The Yankees have 2 of the next 8 days off. Why rest your 2nd best hitter? It’s almost as if Girardi is trying to sabotage things.

  30. MTU July 25th, 2013 at 11:58 am

    mac-

    Who needs a sense of urgency ?

    We all know the Yankees are in the Catbird seat.

    Get with it !

    ;)

  31. MTU July 25th, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    Mac-

    If I pass my stress test tomorrow and the Yankees don’t do anything by the TD why don’t we just head on up to Wells-gray for the remainder of the season ?

    :)

  32. flatbush fan July 25th, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    Looks like several commenters here have spoken to Gardner this morning and he assured them that he’s 100% and ready to go…

  33. Jesus Bustero July 25th, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    Bob Costas thinks MLB teams should be able to put steroid provisions in contracts and should be able to void a contract if a player violates the provision:

    From Boston.com

    Costas sees a rules change regarding the salary in long-term contracts as the most effective deterrent to drug use. He says management and players should reopen the labor contract and add a new provision.

    ‘‘If you are found to have used PEDs and you exhaust your appeals … and you’re in the midst of a long-term contract, the team has the right at its discretion to void the contract,’’ he said. ‘‘That’s an enormous disincentive.’’

  34. DONNYBROOK July 25th, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    Girardi has been sabotaging things for a Long time. Batting Hafner behind Cano is a prime example. Ron Washington has run his Closer out there 3 Straight Games, yet Girardi elects to give Gardner the day off? Nuff said.

  35. flatbush fan July 25th, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    So now we want our manager to manage like Ron Washington?

    Thats something you don’t hear too often….

  36. Frankg July 25th, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    The best bet for help is Russel Canzler who is with Pirates AAA team now. He is a RH power hitter who can play 1B, 3B and OF.

    Jason Grilli just got hurt and they may need relief help—Logan, Kelley, or Betances????

  37. RadioKev July 25th, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    I doubt the players would open themselves up to letting teams void their contracts.

    But in all fairness, there is now more talk of players who are very frustrated with PED use.

  38. MTU July 25th, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    Who thinks the MLPA will not support A-rod ?

    I’m just curious.

  39. Chip July 25th, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    blake July 25th, 2013 at 11:55 am

    Chip,
    I have to agree with Champ here….those players aren’t very good.
    ——————–

    All top prospects in the org – but as I don’t follow the Braves I’ll take your word for it.

    Substitute in Evan Gattis for one of them?

    Or maybe get them to take some money back and get Dan Uggla thrown in. Could certainly use RH power.

  40. pat July 25th, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    I would be more inclined to void all contracts instead of it being at the teams discretion.

  41. Jesus Bustero July 25th, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    RadioKev,

    But all contracts are optional. If a big free agent looking for a long-term contract has multiple suitors, one of them might drop the steroid provision in order to sign him. I guess eventually maybe all owners would put in the steroid provision and players would have no choice, they’d have to either take less money so they can continue to cheat (which kind of defeats the purpose of cheating ie they cheat to get a bigger contract) or follow drug policy so they can earn a big contract.

  42. Frankg July 25th, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    Also, last 10 games for LHP Cabral at Trenton, his ERA is 1.46. Replacement for Logan? part of a trade?

  43. flatbush fan July 25th, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    I think the MLBPA will defend Arod in his appeal and make sure he gets due process. However if Arod tries to go to the NLRB or the courts the MLBPA may stand down if they think the CBA has been followed in the process.

    Arod could potentially split the union by pursuing this outside the arbitration process.

  44. Chip July 25th, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    MTU July 25th, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    Who thinks the MLPA will not support A-rod ?

    I’m just curious.
    ———————-

    I think that the Union may advise Alex to take a deal – but if he opts not to the Union will do whatever is in the best interests of their majority.

    By that I mean if the Yankees are trying to void Alex’s contract for a petty infraction like going to another doctor without telling them, or if the Yankees are, in fact, keeping a healthy player on the DL so that they can recoup some money off his contract, then the Union will back him up.

  45. blake July 25th, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    “Bob Costas thinks MLB teams should be able to put steroid provisions in contracts and should be able to void a contract if a player violates the provision:”

    I agree but it’ll have to wait until the next CBA and I doubt the union would approve of it…..maybe if they get tired enough of it and the players are up for it they will……but that’s dangerous for players…..what if there is a true false positive for somebody and they lose their contract over it?

  46. pat July 25th, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    “Who thinks the MLPA will not support A-rod ?”

    Kevin Kernan from the NY Post

  47. MTU July 25th, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    Logan is a FA after this season.

    It would not surprise me in the least if the Yankees were hoping Cabral could be his replacement.

    I’m not sure they can afford to spend the coin it might take to re-sign Logan.

    The BP is one of the area that has to be extremely inexpensive to get under 189.

  48. blake July 25th, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    “Substitute in Evan Gattis for one of them?

    Or maybe get them to take some money back and get Dan Uggla thrown in. Could certainly use RH power.”

    with McCann a FA to be I can’t see them trading Gattis…..Braves fans love Gattis…..now if the Yankees said they’d take Uggla’s contract from them then that would catch their interest…..but that just adds another problem for the Yankees. Uggla should be a DH…..he’s not very good really and he’s over paid and probably a former (or maybe current even) PED user.

  49. MTU July 25th, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    I can’t imagine the MLPA abandoning A-Rod unless as some have suggested he has done something that is just completely over the top.

    Like been a supplier or obstructed the investigation, etc. Something very extreme. Which I doubt despite the posturing by MLB.

    They MLPA has more to think about than just A-rod’s position. I’m sure there are plenty of other players who are far from Angels who may need support in the future.

    There job is to protect their players. And not to do so in a particularly selective fashion IMO.

  50. J.R. NYY July 25th, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    This lineup certainly doesn’t inspire any faith that the Yanks can leave Texas with a split. Please Cash get this team a bat Soriano might not be ideal but he is a hell of a lot better then what you got now.

    Interesting thought on Dan Uggla not a bad idea i’m not sure we could get him and McCann with out giving up some good prospects even if we take on Uggla’s contract.

  51. RadioKev July 25th, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    Like been a supplier or obstructed the investigation, etc. Something very extreme. Which I doubt despite the posturing by MLB.
    ————

    Trying to buy and destroy evidence…

    Although who knows if MLB can prove that.

  52. MTU July 25th, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    If Uggla’s contract extends beyond 1 season the idea is a non-starter.

    Hal is not taking on any multi-year contracts unless the selling Team eats a lot of it.

  53. MTU July 25th, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    Kev-

    The MLPA can’t assume that’s true just because MLB says so or claims it has absolute proof.

    They might and they might not. And I doubt they would show their evidence to the MLPA.

    So they would have to continue to support him until it’s been established as fact.

    Would they encourage him to make a deal ?

    Perhaps. That I might believe. But totally abandon him ? Nope. I’ll believe that when I see it.

  54. pat July 25th, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    DavidWaldstein
    Regarding Jeter, Girardi pointed out that if he doesn’t play this weekend, he would have to play shortstop in zi5 games coming up in LA & SD

  55. champ809 July 25th, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    At ths point I think the natural call would be to see if the Braves would trade McCann for a Hughes led deal.

    They’d have coverage @ C with Gattis and Laird and could get Schafer in the lineup in the outfield.

  56. blake July 25th, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    Uggla has one tool….RH power……he can’t hit….he can’t field….he can’t run…..he can’t do much of anything other than hit for power.

  57. blake July 25th, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    “At ths point I think the natural call would be to see if the Braves would trade McCann for a Hughes led deal.”

    you could call but they are doing that…..Cashman should call anyway…but there is no way. McCann is their best overall hitter still and while they need pitching….they don’t need to bad enough to trade a bat from the middle of their lineup……and their starting catcher.

  58. Jesus Bustero July 25th, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    Champ,

    Knowing the Braves they’re probably trying to get Hughes for Schafer which would thwart your natural call.

  59. blake July 25th, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    aren’t doing that *

  60. Jesus Bustero July 25th, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    If they are so married to McCann I would really try to get Gattis. Shafer could play the OF. Send them Romine or Murphy along with Hughes. Seriously.

  61. Wave Your Hat July 25th, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    People are forgetting Brandon Beachy is about to come off the disabled list. That is going to significantly reduce any Atlanta desire for Hughes.

  62. Shame Spencer July 25th, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    Again, I wouldn’t discount the player’s contract structure as a reason why some guys would appeal and others wouldn’t.

    Braun is losing less of a percentage of his salary by taking the deal this year instead of next year when his pay rate is higher. Alex gets paid less next year and he might prefer to lose a percentage of those dollars over this year’s salary.

  63. blake July 25th, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    “If they are so married to McCann I would really try to get Gattis. Shafer could play the OF. Send them Romine or Murphy along with Hughes. Seriously.”

    they need McCann for this year and they need Gattis for next year…..again the Braves are more likely to buy a bat than to trade one away. They are going to the postseason and they would like to make a run I’m sure…..they have Gattis and Betancourt to catch next year if they don’t retain McCann…..they don’t need Romine or JR really….

  64. UpState July 25th, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    Logan, Kelley, or Betances…for Canzler ?

    Despite our BP strength…. I think it’s too expense for Russ.

    Where’d that clown …. the ‘other’ Rivera go (since Spring Training) ???

  65. blake July 25th, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    “People are forgetting Brandon Beachy is about to come off the disabled list. That is going to significantly reduce any Atlanta desire for Hughes.”

    sure but he’s coming off TJS….guys returning for TJS usually aren’t right until sometime the following season. They can’t count on Beachy to be what he was when he got hurt …at least not this year.

  66. UpState July 25th, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    MTU July 25th, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    If Uggla’s contract extends beyond 1 season the idea is a non-starter.

    Hal is not taking on any multi-year contracts unless the selling Team eats a lot of it.
    ——————————————————

    Too many here dismiss (or forget) this critical factor into each “trading thought”

  67. Shame Spencer July 25th, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    I have to ask again because the rule confuses me.. if we call up JR Murphy, does the date that we call him up impact his arb clock or is it the number of games he plays once we call him up that determines if we lose a year?

  68. austinmac July 25th, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    MTU,

    Sounds like a plan to go to Wells Gray. Either that, instead of watching the games, I will go to Serwin Williams and watch some paint dry.

    You have been reminding Hal of his promise for many months. This next week should tell us all about him. I expect he will pick up an old hitter and say, we tried. Then, blame the season on injuries. Then, he will pray for AROD’s contract to somehow go away becasue it is impacting the profit margin.

    I truly believe the team is going to be shocked at the fan apathy the rest of this year and next. They will drop a ton of income. It seems so needless to me. If we bloggers could see the storm on the horizon the last two years, it is amazing they either did not or just wouldn’t spend to fix it.

  69. jskwrite July 25th, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    This is a seller’s line up, that’s for sure. Theo is getting a lot in Chicago (Thornton trade was a joke by the Red Sox) – if Yanks jumped in here and moved Hughes + Joba + another reliever they really wouldn’t be affecting the results that much (especially when you could slide in Pineda + Phelps (soon) + and bullpen Betances) – and they could get a fairly high return. The more I think about it, despite what others are saying, Kuroda won’t move. I think Yanks can be sellers on the pitching end, still acquire Alfonso Soriano, and another bat + get Grandy back soon and Jeter and all of a sudden you’ve bettered the team while gaining something for the future. If you don’t trade Hughes, Nova would be an interesting trade chip too. High value now. He’s been great since coming back from the minors.

  70. joeman July 25th, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    blake July 25th, 2013 at 12:39 pm
    “People are forgetting Brandon Beachy is about to come off the disabled list. That is going to significantly reduce any Atlanta desire for Hughes.”

    sure but he’s coming off TJS….guys returning for TJS usually aren’t right until sometime the following season. They can’t count on Beachy to be what he was when he got hurt …at least not this year
    ———————————————-
    said that this morning that the Braves look to be set at SPing…

  71. pat July 25th, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    BryanHoch
    Derek Jeter running the bases for first time since quad injury @ Rangers Ballpark In Arlington http://instagram.com/p/cMjUNUJfSp/

  72. eb03 July 25th, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    austinmac, you’re a great poster on here.

  73. blake July 25th, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    the braves were considering adding a starter BEFORE Hudson got hurt.

  74. blake July 25th, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    wallace matthews ?@ESPNNYYankees 4m
    Jeter just came off the field after running the bases full speed, went to the Gatorade barrel: “Great, we got no cups”

    arod strikes again…..

  75. mick July 25th, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    Jete wasn’t limping in that pic.

  76. joeman July 25th, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    blake July 25th, 2013 at 12:51 pm
    the braves were considering adding a starter BEFORE Hudson got hurt.
    ———————————————
    well then I guess NOW they are going to trade for one…

  77. comnsnse July 25th, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    Buster, drug addictions are considered diseases, we attempt to subdue the disease by various treatments.

    And because we are an allegedly humane species,we make every attempt to keep them in the workplace.

    The mistake here is to apply only to athletes who may well be able to afford to retire, to the general population who depend life and limb on employment while hoping to eliminate or at least control their addiction.

    Curse the sin but forgive the sinner!

    Besides which given a permanent job depletion and increasing numbers of humans in the country, we may be better served keeping the public sedated! ;)

  78. joeman July 25th, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    or two

  79. mick July 25th, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    Why do so few love Alex and his shenanigans?
    After all, isn’t he the Yankees version of Boston’s Manny (and he will always be beloved in Boston).
    But why not here?
    Are NY fans more intolerant of bizarre behavior than Bostonians?

  80. eb03 July 25th, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    Manny Ramirez consistently helped the Red Sox win ballgames, right up until is trade. Al hasnt helped win ballgames at the rate Manny did. He did, though, contribute greatly to the 2009 World Series.

  81. blake July 25th, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    The cardinals are hitting like .340 as a team with RISP

  82. mick July 25th, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    Now we know Sweeny Murti reads LoHud (proof to come)

    Sweeny Murti ? @YankeesWFAN

    “@jimbaumbach: I’m going through A-Quad news withdrawal!”

  83. blake July 25th, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    Has anyone had more nicknames than Alex Rodriguez: Arod, A-Roid, A- fraud , pay-Rod, A-quad etc….

  84. mick July 25th, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    mick July 24th, 2013 at 8:52 pm REPOST

    How much does A Quad have left Chip?

  85. MTU July 25th, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    Blake-

    What are they calling Braun ?

  86. blake July 25th, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    “What are they calling Braun ?”

    Not sure….I’m sure there are some cooking out there

  87. mick July 25th, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    I see Jeter playing SS this weekend with no DH coming up for 5 games next week.
    See how he feels and if he can play SS next week and pinch hit.

  88. UpState July 25th, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    blake July 25th, 2013 at 1:01 pm
    The cardinals are hitting like .340 as a team with RISP
    ———————————————————–

    Frightening.

    Where can you find NYY ‘sortable’ individual player statistics for RISP ?

  89. 86w183 July 25th, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    Shame —

    Once you have played about 40 games a newly called up player is not going to qualify for “Super Two” status.

    That’s why low revenue teams like Tampa keep prospects in the minors til Mid-May whether it makes sense or not.

  90. blake July 25th, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    If Aaron Hernandez’s defense built an “Arod made me do it” case…..would they win?

  91. mick July 25th, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    New statement from Arod: He wants to play tomorrow night.
    He and Jeter the same night?

    Guaranteed sellout.

  92. MTU July 25th, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    Blake-

    “Lyin’ Ryan” was a good one.

    Haven’t heard any others but he should be getting a big dose since he already admitted it.

    A-Rod has conceded nothing that we know about yet.

  93. pat July 25th, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    A source familiar with the Yankee side said, indeed, Rodriguez did reach out to Levine. But not until 11 p.m. on Tuesday and that Rodriguez informed Levine at that point that he already had gone for the second opinion and would not give the doctor’s name when it was requested.

    The source said Levine informed Rodriguez that there was a proper protocol to follow for a second opinion, and this was not it. The source also said that when Dr. Michael Gross went public with his opinion that Rodriguez was fit to play that Levine and GM Brian Cashman called Rodriguez, and he did not return that call.

    http://www.nypost.com/p/sports.....GKuH6GDB5O

  94. blake July 25th, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    @Joelsherman1: A-Rod new statement: “I think the #Yankees and I crossed signals. I don’t want any more mixups. I’m excited and ready to play (cont)

  95. Shame Spencer July 25th, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    @Joelsherman1 A-Rod new statement: “I think the #Yankees and I crossed signals. I don’t want any more mixups. I’m excited and ready to play (cont)

    @Joelsherman1 and help this team win a championship I feel great and I’m ready and want to be in the lineup Fri night.Enough doctors, let’s play” #Yankee

    Ahahahahahahahahaha… Arod will. not. stop. giving updates on his health lol. This is just entertaining.

  96. blake July 25th, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    Cashman is should have saved his STFU for now

  97. pat July 25th, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    Alex was at the minor league complex before and after Gross was on the radio with Francesa so he shouldn’t have been hard to get in touch with.

  98. mick July 25th, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    Cashman is should have saved his STFU for now
    ============================
    The original STFU covers the rest of Alex’ time with the Yankees.

  99. mick July 25th, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    Let Alex play Friday with Jeter,
    That would be ultimate theater.

  100. 86w183 July 25th, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    Dr. Gross might be extremely competent, but you have to be an idiot or desperate for some attention to diagnose a “patient” without an exam. Obviously Alex set this up and like most things he thinks up it was a bad idea.

    Jeter can’t play til Saturday, can he?

  101. MTU July 25th, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    Mick-

    They’d need a shift to that side on every play to cover the lost range.

    :)

  102. joeman July 25th, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    mick July 25th, 2013 at 1:10 pm
    New statement from Arod: He wants to play tomorrow night.
    He and Jeter the same night?

    Guaranteed sellout.

    ————————————-
    standing O for Jeter…sitting Boo for Arod

  103. mick July 25th, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    So Arod fakes an injury to not have to shuffle off to Buffalo then decides that was a bad idea when yanks re- faked the injury thru a fake diagnosis of the MRI so he issues a rescind of the injury thru his fake Dr.

  104. joeman July 25th, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    Alex Rodriguez (quad) said in a statement Thursday that he is “excited and ready to play.”
    A-Rod hired a doctor to go on a radio station Wednesday in New York and say that he has no quad injury, prompting a rather stern response from Yankees GM Brian Cashman. “I think the Yankees and I crossed signals,” Rodriguez wrote in his statement Thursday. “I don’t want any more mixups. I’m excited and ready to play and help this team win a championship. I feel great and I’m ready and want to be in the lineup Friday night. Enough doctors, let’s play.”

  105. mick July 25th, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    Jeter off DL Sat…my bad.
    So Alex wants to avoid the Jeter-Arod face off and beat him to the punch on Friday.
    Got it…

  106. blake July 25th, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    @jcrasnick: Frank Wren just like other GMs out there — waiting for prices on starters to get more reasonable as deadline nears. #braves

  107. RayVT July 25th, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    mick July 25th, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    I think you got it! From Fake GM No-CashMoney!

  108. Niblick July 25th, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    The Yanks should just pencil Arod in the lineup for Friday. Call his bluff. If he really can play, so much the better for the team.

  109. mick July 25th, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    I think you got it! From Fake GM No-CashMoney!
    ====================
    Ray- Do you mean the fake GM who never wanted Alex in the first place?

  110. mick July 25th, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    Alex Quadriguez.

  111. flatbush fan July 25th, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    IDK that any team going into the PS thinks they have enough pitching, especially the day after losing the leader of their staff. The braves likely will be looking to add to the BP and possibly starting depth.

    But with Gattis playing LF regularly now, and the slumping bj upton on the dl, they are not going to move any of thier 3 catchers IMO


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