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Pitchers and catchers report February 14

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The Yankees have announced their 2014 spring training schedule, beginning with their exhibition opener on February 25 against Florida State. The Yankees will play their first Major League spring game the next day against the Pirates in Bradenton.

Season tickets for Yankees spring home games go on sale on November 18 at www.steinbrennerfield.com or www.yankees.com. Individual-game spring tickets will go on sale on Friday, January 10. For ticket information, fans can call (813) 879-2244 or visit www.yankees.com or www.steinbrennerfield.com.

Pitchers and catchers on February 14, their first workout will be on February 15, position players report on February 19, and the team’s first full-squad workout is scheduled for February 20.

The team’s announcement includes no mention of games in Panama, but I would suggest a split-squad situation might be possible.

Spring schedule

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52 Responses to “Pitchers and catchers report February 14”

  1. joeman November 15th, 2013 at 11:26 am

    Pitchers and catchers report February 14
    ——————————————
    without Cervelli I hope

  2. Ys Guy November 15th, 2013 at 11:26 am

    Ys Guy November 15th, 2013 at 11:25 am

    it never occurred to me before but im looking at pics of tanaka pitching for the eagles and it struck me that japanese baseball uniforms all have the team’s names spelled out in English. im wondering why that is.

  3. blake November 15th, 2013 at 11:27 am

    The thing about Alex last year….and you hear this argument all the time that he could still be productive “if healthy”….is that there is no such things as a healthy Arod anymore. Yes when healthy he’s still ok as a player…..but he played for 2 months in 2013 and broke down and was terrible the whole month of september……basically he lasted a month before falling apart again. I’m not sure how sitting out a year at age 40 is gonna make that any better.

    I think the Yanks are gonna wait and see how long the suspension is and get that behind them…..focus on filling out the roster for 2014 and then really move to try to part ways with Alex……whether that be a buy out or just flat out releasing him.

  4. jacksquat November 15th, 2013 at 11:28 am

    Ys Guy November 15th, 2013 at 11:20 am
    arod can’t stay healthy even in the ‘short season’ when he was actually in the team last year.

    he’s averaged just over 87 games player per year the past 3 seasons and was not fully healthy for more than half those games he actually was on the team.

    he’ll turn 40 in 2015.

    he’s done, its just a matter of who’s going to pay who what amount to settle things (yankees, insurance companies and arod corp.)

    Jeter “couldn’t stay healthy” either. Reason being they both tried to come back without working their legs like they usually do, and surprise, they got leg injuries. Before the injury Arod was hitting well.

    People here shouldn’t let their dislike of the player influence their opinion on other matters like if he can still play.

  5. blake November 15th, 2013 at 11:28 am

    will they have any pitchers or catchers to report?

  6. Ys Guy November 15th, 2013 at 11:34 am

    i never mentioned jeter so how can you tell that my like or dislike of a player influenced my opinion on his ability to play?

    had you asked i would have told you that i dont believe jeter will be able to stay healthy through next season and had you been paying close attention you might have known that i’ve said several times not only that i think 2014 will be jeter’s last season, but that he may not even make it through the season, imo.

  7. blake November 15th, 2013 at 11:34 am

    “Jeter “couldn’t stay healthy” either. Reason being they both tried to come back without working their legs like they usually do, and surprise, they got leg injuries. Before the injury Arod was hitting well.”

    before 2013 Jeter had played 150 games in 8 of the previous 9 seasons….including 159 in 2012!

    Alex hasn’t played 150 games since 2007. Jeter was very durable before this injury…..Alex hasn’t been able to stay healthy in like 6 or 7 years so it’s not exactly the same thing.

    Also Derek is on a 1 year deal now……the Yanks still have 4 more seasons of Alex on tap. Both have serious injury and age issues but the situation with Alex and Derek aren’t really all that similar and Alex has a much more extensive injury history in recent years.

  8. Ys Guy November 15th, 2013 at 11:36 am

    in fact i’d forcast a 25% chance that jeter retires before the ASB next season.

  9. astrocityfan November 15th, 2013 at 11:37 am

    well i think we’ve found our new catcher *groan*
    Reds Likely To Move Ryan Hanigan
    By Steve Adams [November 15 at 7:42am CST]
    NOV. 15: Hanigan “is going to be traded,” tweets Olney. Multiple teams are interested in Hanigan, and the Reds feel they can get a good prospect in exchange, Olney adds.

    NOV. 8: The Reds have agreed to a two-year deal with free agent Brayan Pena, giving them three catchers on their 40-man roster: Pena, Devin Mesoraco and Ryan Hanigan. It appears that Hanigan is the odd man out, as Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports hears from a source that Hanigan is likely to be moved (Twitter link). ESPN’s Buster Olney tweets that the Rays and Yankees, two teams with question marks at catcher this offseason, have liked Hanigan in the past.

    Hanigan, 33, struggled through the worst season of his career in 2013, batting just .198/.306/.261 and tying a career-low with two home runs. MLBTR contributor Matt Swartz projects Hanigan to earn $2.3MM through arbitration this offseason, which should be a cheap enough sum for interested parties to take on. The main culprit in Hanigan’s poor season appears to have been a .216 batting average on balls in play. That number figures to trend back toward his career mark of .283, especially when considering that Hanigan’s batted-ball profile didn’t radically change in 2013. In fact, Hanigan’s 21.5 percent line-drive rate was actually a slight increase over his 2012 mark (21.2 percent) and is right in line with his career mark (21.9 percent).

    Hanigan has long been known as a patient hitter that is tough to strike out, as evidenced by a career 12 percent walk rate and 10.1 percent strikeout rate. Detractors may point to the lofty walk rate as a product of him batting eighth in an NL lineup so often (one spot in front of the pitcher), but Hanigan’s career walk rate in more than 300 plate appearances out of the seventh slot in the order is higher than his walk rate in 1,110+ PAs in the eighth slot.

    Hanigan also carries a reputation as a solid defensive backstop, having led the league in caught-stealing percentage in 2013 (45 percent) and 2012 (48 percent). His 40 percent career mark is about 12 percentage points higher than the league average, which tends to be around 28 percent. He’s also known as one of the best in the business in terms of pitch-framing — an art he discussed at length with Ben Lindbergh for a Grantland piece back in May.

  10. jacksquat November 15th, 2013 at 11:38 am

    Jeter and Alex are similar in that they both tried to come back last year without having their legs under them.

    blake, yes, Arod has more injury history, notably the two hip surgeries. However that surgery is supposed to have corrected the genetic malformation. So I see no reason to predict chronic injury problems for Arod going forward for any reason other than being old. If he just DH’s he may be able to play a good number of games.

    And I’m not a fan or “defender” of Arod, just trying to be objective.

  11. blake November 15th, 2013 at 11:38 am

    I think Derek will bounce back in 2014 at least offensively…..I don’t know how it’ll go defensively and I find it pretty unlikely he’ll be able to play SS at an acceptable level but I do think he can still hit……

  12. Ys Guy November 15th, 2013 at 11:39 am

    id give jeter and arod the same probability of playing for the yankees in 2015, somewhere below 20%

  13. jacksquat November 15th, 2013 at 11:39 am

    ysguy, no offense meant, it’s just that it seems several people here just dislike Alex because of the cheating and it seems to influence their overall judgement of him.

  14. blake November 15th, 2013 at 11:39 am

    “So I see no reason to predict chronic injury problems for Arod going forward for any reason other than being old. ”

    he’s had chronic problems of various kinds since 2007….that stuff just doesn’t get better as you get older. He made it like a month last year before breaking down…..just hard for me to realistically say he’s gonna be more healthy going forward.

  15. blake November 15th, 2013 at 11:40 am

    I wish Derek would hit about .330 in 2014 and then buy the Yankees from Hal!

  16. Ys Guy November 15th, 2013 at 11:42 am

    what would the yankees have to give up to get a 33 year old catcher with a lower career ops than cervelli?

  17. trisha - true pinstriped blue November 15th, 2013 at 11:43 am

    “It is really not a witch hunt, but rather a circus orchestrated by Arod. No one of the other PED crowd has behaved as he has. I have always questioned his on-field accomplishments, and those questions have probably been resolved. He is a cheat. That you don’t care for the Selig crowd, and by the way, neither do I, has nothing to do with irresponsible and dishonorable behavior. On the field, and clearly in his personal life.”

    Aha!

    Lessons from the “two wrongs don’t make a right” school.

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

    As a firm believer in karma (or what goes around, comes around, for those who can’t hang with the modern useage of the word karma) I’m sitting by watching Arod’s come around. And since I know Bud’s is on its way, some day, somehow, I’m not really concerned about MLB’s end of it at this point.

    Arod will have earned every inch of whatever penalty he gets. Once that happens, I will be extremely happy to see Bud go down the tubes. But I certainly don’t want Arod saved just so people can feel good about MLB not “winning” this one.

    This isn’t grade school, kids. It’s real life. So it’s not about stomping your feet or being spiteful because you don’t like the party bringing the charges. It’s about watching justice come around for someone who will have earned every bit of it.

  18. astrocityfan November 15th, 2013 at 11:51 am

    whats just is about revenge or someone getting whats coming to them (at least not in a legal sense.) It about the rule of law and the fair adjudication of said laws. So arod deserves a fair heraing and sentence based on the agreed upon JDA. i still think that according to that agreement, the most he can be suspended is 50 games for a first time offense. If that is unfair then rewrite the agreement.

  19. trisha - true pinstriped blue November 15th, 2013 at 11:51 am

    And I don’t think there’s anyone on this forum who wants to see justice come around for Selig more than I do. In fact I can guarantee you of that fact. And that has nothing to do with his going after Arod. If has to do with every minute of his life spent as commissioner and the lies, cheating, destruction, deception, and misery he has rained down on the game I love. He’s a cheat and a fraud of the highest degree, and he should burn in hell for what he allowed to happen in Montreal alone, let alone how he’s helped screw over the people in Miami.

    Then there’s Armando Galaragga and half-assed umpiring, and promises of replay never kept, and games in the rain and half-assed steroid investigations at fenway, and oh so many things.

    UGH!!!!!

  20. trisha - true pinstriped blue November 15th, 2013 at 11:53 am

    astrocityfan -

    The charges brought against him transcend the JDA. Do you understand that? So he’s being charged under both the JDA and the players contract. Do you understand that? There’s where more than 50 games comes in.

  21. trisha - true pinstriped blue November 15th, 2013 at 11:56 am

    What remains is whether the arbitrator ends up believing that all the charges have been proven. That will determine the penalty he gets.

  22. trisha - true pinstriped blue November 15th, 2013 at 11:57 am

    Later y’all. While my adrenaline is pumping I think I’ll go and get a workout in.

    :)

  23. Mike in Harrisburg November 15th, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    I hope they beat the crap out of the Seminoles. Never to early to make a statement.

  24. JobaTipsHisCap November 15th, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    yankee fans should face it, Jeter is very close to be done.
    that’s good in long term.

  25. astrocityfan November 15th, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    i understand what MLB is trying to do, i just dont think they can make it stick. then again, im not a lawyer so sometimes i let my common sense get in the way.

  26. austinmac November 15th, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    Ys,

    I have always wondered about the Japanese uniforms as well. Maybe I am showing my ignorance, but aren’t numbers also written differently in that language? The uniforms have Arabic numbers.

  27. Jerkface November 15th, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    I have always wondered about the Japanese uniforms as well. Maybe I am showing my ignorance, but aren’t numbers also written differently in that language? The uniforms have Arabic numbers.

    They have their own number system, which is used on scoreboards at ballparks for batting order, but they use regular ole numbers like everyone else for most stuff. If you go to a restaurant prices will be in normal number system.

  28. Against All Odds November 15th, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    blake November 15th, 2013 at 11:23 am
    “They could use Bale but they want to get away from Nolan’s DK series.”

    the question is why though? that series is like almost as popular as the iron man stuff……unless Bale just didn’t want to do it and that’s possible.

    ——————-

    Well Bale said he would only do it if Nolan directed and Nolan feels like the story of his Batman has been told and ended the right way.

  29. blake November 15th, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    “Well Bale said he would only do it if Nolan directed and Nolan feels like the story of his Batman has been told and ended the right way.”

    I guess that’s understandable…..but he should take one for the team to keep Ben Affleck away from it.

  30. pat November 15th, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    MLB impeded FL Dept. of Health investigation into Biogenesis clinic and Anthony Bosch.

    http://espn.go.com/new-york/st.....ign=Buffer

  31. jacksquat November 15th, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    Mutual Interest Between Yankees, Javier Lopez
    By Steve Adams [November 15 at 11:26am CST]
    There’s mutual interest between the Yankees and left-hander Javier Lopez, agent Barry Meister tells Andy McCullough of the Star-Ledger. The two sides have had preliminary discussions and plan to have more substantial discussions later in the offseason once the Yankees have had time to address their biggest issues.

    Lopez’s primary goal, according to Meister, is to pitch on a contending team. “Of course, the Yankees are perennially that,” he told McCullough. As McCullough notes, the Yankees have a need in the bullpen with Mariano Rivera retiring and Boone Logan hitting free agency.

    Lopez, 36, pitched to a 1.83 ERA with 8.5 K/9 and 2.7 BB/9 in 39 1/3 innings in 2013, primarily working as a lefty specialist for the Giants. Lopez was incredibly good in that role, limiting opposing left-handers to a minuscule .156/.208/.222 slash line. He’s said to be looking for a multiyear deal on the free agent market after finishing up a two-year, $8.5MM contract with San Francisco.

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/.....lopez.html

  32. Wave Your Hat November 15th, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    One issue before the arbitrator is whether the specific language and remedies of the JDA supercede the more general provisions of the CBA. So we can’t be sure MLB’s decision to proceed on both will fly.

    That’s all part of the fun.

  33. Against All Odds November 15th, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    I guess that’s understandable…..but he should take one for the team to keep Ben Affleck away from it.

    ——————–

    I agree he could have.

    Plus they wanted to getaway from having a reality based Batman since MOS2 is going to build the foundation for the Justice League. They couldn’t have DK Bale along side aliens with heat vision flying around.

  34. blake November 15th, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    Spending on a LOOGY doesn’t seem like good use of funds

  35. austinmac November 15th, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    JF,

    Thanks for the education.

  36. blake November 15th, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    “Plus they wanted to getaway from having a reality based Batman since MOS2 is going to build the foundation for the Justice League. They couldn’t have DK Bale along side aliens with heat vision flying around.”

    Yea I guess it would be tough to kinda meld the realism from the DK series to a justice league movie.

  37. jacksquat November 15th, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    The biggest part of MLB’s case against Arod, and justification for the lengthy suspension, is that he used peds for a long period of time. The problem there is that should fall under the JDA, which specifically deals with peds. I don’t think they can use the CBA to end around the JDA.

    What else did he do?

    Influenced other players? Please, as if other ped users never talked to other players about peds. And do they even have proof of this?

    Obstructed MLB’s investigation by attempting to buy documents? Didn’t MLB attempt and actually buy said documents themselves?

    No doubt they are just trying to make an example of the biggest fish here.

  38. blake November 15th, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    “What else did he do?”

    Got on my nerves….he should get 100 games for that

  39. pat November 15th, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    Alex suspended and attending Yankee spring training. There’s a TV show for David Ortiz to produce for MTV. :wink:

  40. Ys Guy November 15th, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    I just wanted to inquire about how Miami got screwed by Bud Selig.

    iirc, when bud became commissioner the only major league team playing in the miami area was the Orioles in Spring Training.

    Under Bud, Miami has 2 major league championships, and amazingly, both came in seasons when the Marlins got into the PS via the Wild Card.

    My memory generally can’t be trusted, but I believe that might also have been impossible under the Playoff System which was in place when Bud Selig took over as commissioner.

  41. Ys Guy November 15th, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    Whitey Bulger was also a “big fish” the government wanted to make an example out of.

    And the Government procured testimony by reducing sentances for other involved persons, basically
    ‘buying’ thier cooperation.

    How many life sentences did Bulger just get sentenced to?

  42. tomingeorgia November 15th, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    How many murders and extortions and loansharking deals has Arod committed?

  43. jacksquat November 15th, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    I don’t think they were making an example of Bulger, he was murderer who simply got what he deserved, life sentences like other murderers.

    Arod is getting a much stiffer penalty than other ped users, many of whom undoubtedly used peds for a while before being caught. Unless you believe all other ped users had just tried it and got caught instantly.

    Melky also tried to obstruct or fool a MLB investigation with a fake website and he got 50 games.

    Braun got off on a technicality and declared his innocence for a year and a half and then got only a 65 game suspension.

    So how do you justify 211 games for Arod?

  44. jacksquat November 15th, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    Over triple what Braun got!

  45. yanks61 November 15th, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    Obstructed MLB’s investigation by attempting to buy documents? Didn’t MLB attempt and actually buy said documents themselves?

    Jacksquat, I was just dropping by to catch up on posts, so only a quick comment. Maybe I’m missing something, but isn’t there a big difference? AR was is accused of buying documents in order to IMPEDE an investigation. MLB is being accused of trying to buy documents in an effort to ADVANCE an investigation.

    I think we need one of our Blog lawyers to tell us if there’s a substantial difference in law, but I would have thought so.

    Otherwise, I always do find your posts an interesting read.

  46. yanks61 November 15th, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    AR IS accused – don’t need both was/is there.

  47. blake November 15th, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    I think they should throw everybody from both sides in jail for a few days.

  48. NYYanksFan November 15th, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    MLB obstructed Floridas investigation so all teams should lose revenues for the number of games A-Rod is supended.

  49. Against All Odds November 15th, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    tomingeorgia November 15th, 2013 at 1:28 pm
    How many murders and extortions and loansharking deals has Arod committed?

    ———————————

    He killed and extorted the game of baseball for over a decade

    Signed
    An angry fan

  50. jacksquat November 15th, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    I can see that there is a difference between Arod and MLB, however plea bargaining I see as different than handing over a bag with lots of cash in it.

  51. RhapsodyInBlue November 15th, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    Blake

    The Big Green Egg, any advice as to what size? The medium seems to suit my needs.

  52. randy l. November 24th, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    “That said, McCann is a good start. Imagine that…an offensive catcher.”

    j .al.pru-

    plus he’s left-handed.
    even better.

    but they need to put all the ingredients together.

    they can’t stop with mccann.

    i don’t trust hal and randy levine at all .
    they have run the team into the ground and until they show that something has changed , i have zero confidence in them.

    in other words, i’ll believe it when i see it if they put a whole team together instead of a patchwork one.

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