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Sizemore trying to rehab and compete at the same time

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Scott Sizemore

In a camp with Derek Jeter and Masahiro Tanaka — and Jacoby Ellsbury and CC Sabathia and Carlos Beltran and … — Scott Sizemore is pretty easy to overlook. He’s a relatively small name with baseball’s biggest team, but he’s come to spring training with a chance to play a role in the big leagues as a platoon third baseman and a potential backup at second.

Sizemore“(The Yankees) seemed like they had a need for me, and they had a lot of interest in bringing me in,” Sizemore said. “To me that just said that they had a plan for me possibly, so if I could show that I’m healthy and can get back on the field and perform like I need to, they said I should have a shot to help the big team out at some point this year.”

The key phrase here might be, “at some point.”

Although Sizemore said he’s hoping to ready to play in the first game of the spring, it’s clear that he’s still working through some rehabilitation after tearing his ACL in each of the past two years.

“Obviously I want to show the staff that I’m healthy and ready to go,” Sizemore said. “But at the same time, you have to be smart and realize this is a 162-game season, and I’m not going to be able to get it all in early. So I just have to kind of balance it out, talk with the training staff, the strength coaches, and just communicate with them the best I can how I’m feeling and what they think I should be doing. Kind of put my trust in them, and I think my body will take care of itself.”

Sizemore seems like a pretty good fit for the Yankees needs. He’s hit .272/.357/.422 against big league lefties in his career, and he has plenty of experience at both second and third, but he’s hardly played the past two years because of nearly identical ACL injuries. Sizemore said he feels healthy, but he also hasn’t done a ton to test it.

“Physically I think I’m pretty much there,” he said. “But just getting back into game speed, game mode, probably going to take a little bit of time.”

Sizemore can opt out of his contract, but not until May 1, so he will accept an assignment to Triple-A if he doesn’t break camp with the Yankees.

“If they have a need for me, if someone goes down, then I’d like to be the next guy they call on to step in and fill that gap,” Sizemore said.

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96 Responses to “Sizemore trying to rehab and compete at the same time”

  1. Revenge of Stoneburner February 20th, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    Revenge of Stoneburner February 20th, 2014 at 7:39 pm
    MTU February 20th, 2014 at 7:36 pm
    Stones-

    Maybe the Yankees will grab the Cuban ?

    Also, I fully expect them to grab Dermis Garcia during the IFA signing period.

    There is a fairly long list of decent targets to fill SS or 3b between now and next year.

    *******

    No doubt. What if the Yanks go H2D on us: Headley, Hardy, and Diaz going into 2015

  2. Blojaldo February 20th, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    Jerkface February 20th, 2014 at 7:32 pm
    Drew will be a major league starter for someone next year. Brian Roberts will probably be watching games from home by the all-star break. The Yankees need to be as deep as possible on the infield so getting Drew would be good. Or Diaz. I don’t care which. In any other situation I would not be advocating signing Drew, but the fact that Kelly Johnson and Brian Roberts are our #1 3B and 2B right now is awful.
    _____________________

    The problem with the above is that it is based on pure speculation. You don’t know Roberts will be watching from home by the All-Star break. You don’t know that Diaz is a major league capable ballplayer. You don’t know that Kelly Johnson and Brian Roberts are going to be awful.

    The Yankees management and player personnel pros know exactly what they have and don’t have and they know far more than you or any of us here know. They have spent almost a half billion dollars and feel they are going to field a competitive team that can contend for a world series title. They have a plan and I am sure a backup one should Roberts or anyone for that matter get hurt. Sizemore and others. Healthy players go down all the time; you can’t predict it.

  3. Revenge of Stoneburner February 20th, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    Sizemore kind of looks like Joe G up there with the batting helmet on – at least the mouth part

  4. blake February 20th, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    blake says:
    February 20, 2014 at 7:41 pm
    16 reasons to reject Drew? I only need 1 why they should sign him. He’s better than what they have.

    I’m dropping the subject though…..one condition….no complaining about the infield this year when it’s costing them ball games ok?

  5. chicken_stanley February 20th, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    JF – response for you on last thread (takes me forever to type on my phone)

  6. blake February 20th, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    Really pulling for Sizemore….he’s a good dude or at least he used to be. He used to could hit before the injuries so I’m hopeful he will find that form and make the club

  7. Revenge of Stoneburner February 20th, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    no complaining about the infield this year when it’s costing them ball games ok?

    *****

    do you mean on the offensive side? defensive side? both? Penalty for complaining? I need to know the terms

  8. chicken_stanley February 20th, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    Bono – what’s up guy? Good to see you on tonight. You’ve made me laugh a couple of times already (the grilled chicken comment wasn’t funny though :) )

  9. Blojaldo February 20th, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    I have never seen such knee-jerk angst before a single spring training game has been played as I have about the infield here. All based on speculation and what if’s.

  10. chicken_stanley February 20th, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    Bojo, not bono (Damon auto correct)

  11. chicken_stanley February 20th, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    Damn, not Damon (autocorrect is gonna give me a stroke!)

  12. Revenge of Stoneburner February 20th, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    Blojaldo February 20th, 2014 at 7:45 pm
    I have never seen such knee-jerk angst before a single spring training game has been played as I have about the infield here. All based on speculation and what if’s.

    *****

    This must be your first time to the lohud. Come in, come in, you can check out anytime, but you may never leave now. Just wait until the actual season begins. And playoffs, PLAYOFFS!.

  13. Jerkface February 20th, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    All based on speculation and what if’s.

    All we have to do is look at recent history with Roberts and Kelly Johnson to know they suck. These aren’t good players that just had down years last year. They are non-starters being put into starter roles.

    There is not a lot of upside with the current infield.

  14. blake February 20th, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    do you mean on the offensive side? defensive side? both? Penalty for complaining? I need to know the terms”

    Both but mainly defensively…..yes….penalties. For each complaint the accused must watch 5 minutes of Nunez bloopers

  15. blake February 20th, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    People said the same thing about mine and others criticisms of the team last year too…..

  16. Jerkface February 20th, 2014 at 7:50 pm

    This isnt even about fielding a team of allstars. How about a team of slightly above league average players, please. Kelly Johnson is a platoon 2Bman that has 1 good skill (some pop) and Brian Roberts has not been a full time player for 4 years.

  17. Revenge of Stoneburner February 20th, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    Both but mainly defensively…..yes….penalties. For each complaint the accused must watch 5 minutes of Nunez bloopers

    *****

    is there blooper music playing – like this

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MK6TXMsvgQg

  18. BoJo February 20th, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    Amazing how far modern medicine has advanced since Mantle tore his ACL. Imagine his career if he had been able to get the treatments available today.

  19. Blojaldo February 20th, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    Jerkface February 20th, 2014 at 7:47 pm
    All we have to do is look at recent history with Roberts and Kelly Johnson to know they suck. These aren’t good players that just had down years last year. They are non-starters being put into starter roles. There is not a lot of upside with the current infield.
    ____________

    You place far too much credence in past performance. You cannot predict the future. I believe if healthy, pro athletes can often rise to the occasion and outperform expectations. Stats can’t measure heart and desire. If they don’t, Cashman et all will deal with it, I am quite sure they have thought this through and have more than one contingency plans.

  20. BoJo February 20th, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    Chicken—funny stuff (battle of the word corrects!)

  21. blake February 20th, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    In an ideal world…..Roberts stays healthy and Johnson and Sizemore can platoon at 3B and nobody gets hurt.

    I actually think Roberts will be ok if he can play…..it’s just that it’s highly unlikely he even plays 100 games IMO

  22. blake February 20th, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    BoJo says:
    February 20, 2014 at 7:51 pm
    Amazing how far modern medicine has advanced since Mantle tore his ACL. Imagine his career if he had been able to get the treatments available today.

    Yea if mantle played today they could have fixed his knee and he wouldn’t have been allowed to drink like he did either…..he could have been something

  23. Revenge of Stoneburner February 20th, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    Stats can’t measure heart and desire

    ******

    I have the stats on Mystique and Aura and they’re fabulous. Maybe they know heart and desire as well.

  24. blake February 20th, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    Think a switch hitting Mike Trout with more power

  25. Jerkface February 20th, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    I actually think Roberts will be ok if he can play

    He hit .246 .310 .359 .669 the past 4 years. We’re putting a low bar on OK here.

    I liked the KJ signing when he was the bench IFer. Not as the starting 3Bman.

  26. Revenge of Stoneburner February 20th, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    I am glad Mickey did not play in today’s game. I would hate to fear what the temptations in today’s games might have grabbed hold.

  27. Chip February 20th, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    I am amazed by how many former Yankees (or Yankee farm hands) are on the Royals:

    Cory Wade
    Brandon Laird
    Jimmy Paredes
    Justin Maxwell
    Melky Mesa

    anyway – I mention this because what they lack is a back up catcher for Sally Perez. Yankees should deal one of theirs (Cervelli) to the Royals for some of their infield depth (Danny Valencia)

  28. Shame Spencer February 20th, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    If Pat M. is down I’d bet some chocolate on that Johnson hits 20 HRs prediction. :twisted:

  29. MTU February 20th, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    Blake-

    What is my penalty as I don’t particularly want Drew but wish to see the IF upgraded via a different method ?

    Am I allowed to complain about the IF D ?

    :)

  30. blake February 20th, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    He hit .246 .310 .359 .669 the past 4 years. We’re putting a low bar on OK here.”

    He’s been hurt or had a concussion most all of that time though……the hypothetical “if he can play ” though and actually be healthy is so unlikely that it’s almost not even worth considering

  31. Chip February 20th, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    Jerkface February 20th, 2014 at 7:56 pm
    I actually think Roberts will be ok if he can play

    He hit .246 .310 .359 .669 the past 4 years. We’re putting a low bar on OK here.

    I liked the KJ signing when he was the bench IFer. Not as the starting 3Bman.
    ———————————

    My guess is that Aramis Ramirez will be a Yankee at some point this season.

    Point is that the Yankees who open spring training are not necessarily the ones who will finish out the season.

  32. Revenge of Stoneburner February 20th, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    (or Yankee farm hands) are on the Royals:

    Cory Wade
    Brandon Laird
    Jimmy Paredes
    Justin Maxwell
    Melky Mesa

    ****

    Well there was a time when the Royals WERE the Yankees farm system – but that was a long time ago, in a baseball period far, far away

  33. blake February 20th, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    Revenge of Stoneburner says:
    February 20, 2014 at 7:57 pm
    I am glad Mickey did not play in today’s game. I would hate to fear what the temptations in today’s games might have grabbed hold.

    He might have done PEDS but the drinking and all that wouldn’t be tolerated today…..ether the team would put a stop to it or the media would make such a big deal out of it that he’s have to go to rehab or something

  34. Jerkface February 20th, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    He is 4 years out from any kind of good play and is 36. Even if healthy he isn’t a good bet to be any good. He wasn’t good in his ’3 months of health’ last year either.

  35. blake February 20th, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    No penalty for you MTU….you at least see the need

  36. chicken_stanley February 20th, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    Shame – I’m not Pat M. but if KJ gets 450 at bats or more I think 20 hrs is doable (plus, I like chocolate)

  37. Revenge of Stoneburner February 20th, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    blake February 20th, 2014 at 7:59 pm
    Revenge of Stoneburner says:
    February 20, 2014 at 7:57 pm
    I am glad Mickey did not play in today’s game. I would hate to fear what the temptations in today’s games might have grabbed hold.

    He might have done PEDS but the drinking and all that wouldn’t be tolerated today…..ether the team would put a stop to it or the media would make such a big deal out of it that he’s have to go to rehab or something

    *****

    You mean like Miguel Cabrera

  38. blake February 20th, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    Most of the opposition to Drew is either “he costs too much” or “we can find somebody better”

    The question I keep asking that nobody seems to answer is : who are they getting at a better value than Drew on a 2 year deal?

  39. pete2 February 20th, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    The bullpen is probably as much a concern as the IF. However, we seem to have an expectation that Girardi and Larry can build a pen out of silly putty. However, their succcess in this area is partly due to having Mariano for so many years (and Soriano as his backup), with Robertson as setup up guy.

    No Mo or Soriano in 2014, and Robertson is being used in a position he has not really had success at. Who is the set up guy?. Whats the backup plan in case Robertson goes down?. Maybe these things work themselves out, but maybe they don’t get worked out for awhile and costs some close games in April and beyond. A poor pen can also kill your starters since Girardi will be hesitant to pull them early and leave them in too long, which can kill them in the 2nd half.

    Really would have been nice to have signed a Balfour or Rodney, not that they don’t have some warts. Might even have made as much sense as Drew.

    I guess its nice to just focus on the positives in ST, and everyone looks forward to seeing new guys like Tanaka and this incredibly slimmed down CC imposter, not to mention Ellsbury, Beltran and McCann. At the end of the day though, when the rose tinted glasses come off in April after 7 games with the Red Sox and 4 games with the Rays, I am pretty sure this board will be full of talk about the pen and IF.

  40. Pat M. February 20th, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    I think many here view the current situation in the Bronx with great frustration as it appears that the roster is being patched together with Bazooka gum, Elmers Glue mixed with some overcooked pasta. This direction was set forth two-three winters ago and now this is what we have. All the non key youthful signings, the decision not to move assets for young talent has led us to this…..Stephen Drew is a fine shortstop but he’s not the answer he’ll just another piece rigatoni tossed against the wall. Expensive piece of macaroni that is….. One year deal might work but come July they’ll be no bank left for what ever they’ll need….

  41. chicken_stanley February 20th, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    The question I keep asking that nobody seems to answer is : who are they getting at a better value than Drew on a 2 year deal?

    ———-

    It looks like they’re getting no one…. whether a better value or not

  42. blake February 20th, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    Miguel Cabrera doesn’t party all night between games ….nobody does that these days ….at least nowhere close to the degree mantle and those guys did in the 50s and 60s

  43. MTU February 20th, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    Blake-

    More precisely I would say I see the risk(s).

    Maybe they will not materialize ?

    That is the optimistic view just not the probable one.

    We are in Transition. We are evolving not revolutionizing.

    Evolution takes time.

    I, like you, would love to see Jeter and others go out w a ring.

    Our rotation has a chance to be special and to drive the process.

  44. Blojaldo February 20th, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    Chip February 20th, 2014 at 7:59 pm
    Point is that the Yankees who open spring training are not necessarily the ones who will finish out the season.
    _________________

    Holy common sense Batman!

  45. Revenge of Stoneburner February 20th, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    The pitching staff could be 3/5 entering their primes

    The bullpen could be filled with pitchers that came up through the system

    It’s a start

  46. blake February 20th, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    I’m actually not that worried about the bullpen….it’s a concern but it’s something in think they can fix in season . Girardi and Cash both have a knack for bullpens……not having Mo will make it more difficult for sure but I think they have enough big arms in the system that they can figure it out…..and if not there are always relievers available in July

  47. Jerkface February 20th, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    One year deal might work but come July they’ll be no bank left for what ever they’ll need….

    If there is no bank then thats HAL spitting in Jeter and the fans face. The Yankees have plenty of bank. They could have a 230 million payroll and pay less overall than they did last year with the luxury tax included thanks to the new limit. Every team got an extra 25 million in their pockets this year too and for each year going forward thanks to the new TV deal. The Yankees TV deal increases each year as well.

    Drew should not impact any trade deadline payroll, because they are at 195 right now and the Yankees can hold much more than that.

  48. Pat M. February 20th, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    Shame I’m up for that friendly wager. Stipulation is that he gets 400 plate appearances…

  49. Revenge of Stoneburner February 20th, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    Nah, Miguel just does this:

    “Miguel Cabrera is a damn good baseball player and an equally heavy drinker. The night before a one-game playoff with the Twins, the Tigers slugger got hammered with a few players from the Chicago White Sox.

    Once he finally made it home, his wife questioned Cabrera about his whereabouts, leading a domestic disturbance that led to scratches and Cabrera’s face and left his wife with a busted lip. Cabrera reportedly had a blood alcohol level of .26 that night, more than three times the legal limit. In 2011 Cabrera was arrested for DUI and was reportedly so intoxicated that he took a swig of scotch while being questioned by the arresting officer.”

  50. Tar February 20th, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    “I actually think Roberts will be ok if he can play

    “He hit .246 .310 .359 .669 the past 4 years. We’re putting a low bar on OK here.”

    That is not even a full season worth of AB’s. The last two years that he played a full season (08-09)

    This what he did. .290.367.451 .817 I also think he will be ok if he can stay on the field. There is a lot of injury risk with the infield .. but “if” they can stay healthy I think they will be plenty good enough.

  51. blake February 20th, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    JF,
    I think it’s about next years payroll more than this years…..Hal knows Arod is coming back and he’s not wanting to add more money because of that I think

  52. Blojaldo February 20th, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    Opening Day 2013:

    Brett Gardner, CF
    Eduardo Nunez, SS
    Robinson Cano, 2B
    Kevin Youkilis, 1B
    Vernon Wells, LF
    Ben Francisco, DH
    Ichiro Suzuki, RF
    Jayson Nix, 3B
    Francisco Cervelli, C

  53. blake February 20th, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    Does Cabrera still do that? Or was a big deal made of it and he stopped? Nobody ever made Mantle stop and that’s the point

  54. Pat M. February 20th, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    Face…The check writing is a streaky thing as we’ve seen…I think that they’ll set sail with what they have and make a course correction in July. Then again, maybe Boras makes them an offer they can’t refuse. But that’ll leave some sizeable bench contracts

  55. Jerkface February 20th, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    That is not even a full season worth of AB’s. The last two years that he played a full season (08-09)

    This what he did. .290.367.451 .817 I also think he will be ok if he can stay on the field. There is a lot of injury risk with the infield .. but “if” they can stay healthy I think they will be plenty good enough.

    Playing more doesn’t instantly mean good play. Again, 4 years removed from any good season. 36 years old. He wasnt good in his 3 months of continuous play last year. Remember that Vernon Wells was only a few years removed from some decent seasons, but its about how he looks. Roberts hasnt look good for 4 years and just being clear of concussion symptoms doesn’t mean he gets all his skills back.

  56. blake February 20th, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    Roberts was a flyer…..I was fine with it at the time when I thought they’d still try to get something better

  57. chicken_stanley February 20th, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    Shame I’m up for that friendly wager. Stipulation is that he gets 400 plate appearances…

    ———

    Pat M./Shame – the bet is all yours. I only spoke up because I thought I had a chance to glom some chocolate! :)

  58. Jerkface February 20th, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    Its fairly well known that Cabrera sits in the hotel bar where the team stays on the road and drinks after the game.

  59. Revenge of Stoneburner February 20th, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    No one would care about Mickey’s partying – as long as he 1.000 OPS’d – everyone loves a winner – the vultures only come out when you’re down.

  60. MTU February 20th, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    Tar-

    Doing things with “If” as your qualifier is not a good way to run an Airline IMO.

    The more “If’s” you have the worse it becomes.

    I like “can” better.

    :)

  61. Shame Spencer February 20th, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    Pat – I’ll take it because I don’t think he’ll get that many PA’s. We should make a caveat that these PA’s would only be on the Yankees as well.

  62. Blojaldo February 20th, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    I think this such an improvement over last year it’s not even funny. I’m very optimistic. You don’t need all-world at every position. Go Yankees!

    Opening Day Projected Lineup 2014:
    Ellsbury, LF
    Jeter, SS
    Beltran, RF
    Soriano, DH
    McCann, C
    Teixiera, IB
    Johnson, 3B
    Roberts, 2B
    Gardner, LF

  63. Blojaldo February 20th, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    Typo – Ellsbury CF

  64. Revenge of Stoneburner February 20th, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    The Yankees are going to make sure that J.A. Happ does not pitch to any of their lefties this year, right?

  65. Tar February 20th, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    MTU

    Tex , Roberts and Jete unfortunately all fall in in the “IF” staying healthy category.

    Hey it’s a step up from Youk….. was in the “when” category. :wink:

  66. blake February 20th, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    Jerkface says:
    February 20, 2014 at 8:14 pm
    Its fairly well known that Cabrera sits in the hotel bar where the team stays on the road and drinks after the game.

    Like Mantle did though? I don’t know about that…..maybe he’s an exception to what I was saying….but I don’t think the mick would be able to do in Ny now what he did in the 50s and get away with it

  67. Revenge of Stoneburner February 20th, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    Blojaldo February 20th, 2014 at 8:17 pm
    Typo – Ellsbury CF

    *****

    Sure, sure, we know it is you Brett Gardner – trying to put Ellsbury in LF. tisk tisk

  68. Chip February 20th, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    FWIW – Johnson will probably be better offensively and a little worse defensively than Scott Brosius at 3b.

  69. MTU February 20th, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    Tar-

    Hafner was only a DH and couldn’t even stay healthy.

  70. Pat M. February 20th, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    Shame….Deal. Ritter bars ?? ( 5 )…

  71. Chip February 20th, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    The health of Brian Roberts is why I’m a) hoping the team signs Diaz, b) really looking forward to seeing what Jose Pirela can do with both the bat and glove.

  72. Chip February 20th, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    Brian Roberts wasn’t a bad signing though.

    Infante got too big a contract
    it was still early in the offseason and so Drew likely wouldn’t have come on board to play a position other than SS
    So Roberts at $2 mil made sense

    certainly more sense than trading for Brandon Phillips.

    There are still a lot of ways things can go…as I said yesterday, I think if Diaz signs elsewhere they will step up for Drew. I also think that an Ichiro for Keppinger trade makes a lot of sense for both teams and could probably happen towards the end of spring training.

  73. chicken_stanley February 20th, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    So, I’m at a bar… my phone battery is almost dead. I could go back to the hotel and recharge… or, I could stay at the bar… hmmmm… beer wins! Catch you all later!

  74. blake February 20th, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    Brosius had a .759 ops as a Yankee. Johnson hasn’t matched that since 2010. I don’t think it’s any sort of lock that Johnson will be as good as brosius offensively and certainly not defensively

  75. Revenge of Stoneburner February 20th, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    that an Ichiro for Keppinger trade makes a lot of sense for both teams and could probably happen towards the end of spring training.

    ****

    sign me up for that – especially if Keppinger follows his trend of one bad year then one good year

  76. Tar February 20th, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    CHicken

    Game starts in 20 minutes. Watch the game at the bar….. stumble back to your hotel room. hmmm that sounds eerily familiar :D

  77. Jerkface February 20th, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    So Roberts at $2 mil made sense

    Roberts on a minor league deal with invite to camp makes sense. Roberts for 2 million is throwing money into a firepit.

  78. blake February 20th, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    Roberts for 2 million made 6x as much sense as Youkilis for 12 million though ….

  79. pete2 February 20th, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    Tar February 20th, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    That is not even a full season worth of AB’s. The last two years that he played a full season (08-09)

    This what he did. .290.367.451 .817 I also think he will be ok if he can stay on the field. There is a lot of injury risk with the infield .. but “if” they can stay healthy I think they will be plenty good enough.
    ===========================

    I don’t think all players can come back fully after a real serious concussion like he had. If the brain has residual damage, eye to hand coordination is not the same or as good. Would like to be wrong, but you look at guys like Freel, Morneau, etc.

  80. Blojaldo February 20th, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    Jerkface February 20th, 2014 at 8:41 pm
    Roberts on a minor league deal with invite to camp makes sense. Roberts for 2 million is throwing money into a firepit.
    _______________

    The very successful owners who write the checks and the general manager and professional baseball staff of the New York Yankees disagree with you.

  81. Jerkface February 20th, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    WCYF your schtick is boring. Ok everything the Yankees do is correct and theres no reason to have a conversation on this blog, very good. We can only talk about if any move the Yankees make is a good move or THE BEST move.

  82. Revenge of Stoneburner February 20th, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    Oh the continued fall out for the Phillies

    “This story is of particular note given the fact that agents who are advising draft prospects are unhappy and could withhold information from the Phillies as the draft approaches. In a followup tweet to his story, Fitt quotes on agent who told him, “As of today, Phillies are out. Phillies are not getting into any more of our households. We’re shutting down all communications.” He also tweets that multiple agents have said there will be repercussions for the Phillies.

    Scout.com’s Kiley McDaniel and ESPN’s Keith Law have heard the same from agents in conversations today (Twitter links). Law goes on to speculate (via Twitter) that the Phillies may not receive information about the signability of some prospects, as well as their questionnaire responses and psych exam results.”

  83. Revenge of Stoneburner February 20th, 2014 at 9:04 pm

    Nate (Michigan): Rafael De Paula from the Yankess was great the first half of last year. Was his drop off at the end enough to keep him off this list and the Yankees top 10?

    Ben Badler: Yes. Still a great arm, but heard too many concerns about his mechanics starting to go in the wrong direction.

  84. Chip February 20th, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    Jerkface February 20th, 2014 at 9:00 pm
    WCYF your schtick is boring. Ok everything the Yankees do is correct and theres no reason to have a conversation on this blog, very good. We can only talk about if any move the Yankees make is a good move or THE BEST move.
    —————————–

    And your schtick is that you’re always right and everyone else is wrong and that clearly you should be working for a baseball team because you know better than the people running most teams.

  85. Tar February 20th, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    “WCYF your schtick is boring.”

    Co-signed

  86. Tar February 20th, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    TAR HEELS

  87. blake February 20th, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    Beat Dook!

  88. Jerkface February 20th, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    And your schtick is that you’re always right and everyone else is wrong and that clearly you should be working for a baseball team because you know better than the people running most teams.

    Actually you’re wrong about this.

  89. Blojaldo February 20th, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    Jerkface February 20th, 2014 at 9:00 pm
    WCYF your schtick is boring. Ok everything the Yankees do is correct and theres no reason to have a conversation on this blog, very good. We can only talk about if any move the Yankees make is a good move or THE BEST move.
    _____________________

    Whatever the acronym WYCF means is I am sure it’s inappropriate and insulting. If so I am not surprised given that you think steroids that kill people should be legal and that sportscasters cut Teixeira slack because he is white.

  90. Triple Short of a Cycle February 20th, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    It stands for West Coast Yankee Fan

  91. blake February 20th, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    “And your schtick is that you’re always right and everyone else is wrong and that clearly you should be working for a baseball team because you know better than the people running most teams.”

    I don’t think this is fair….JF backs up his opinions ….we are just discussing stuff. Not everyone agrees on everything and that’s ok

  92. Blojaldo February 20th, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    Well whoever that is that is not me. I do live on the West Coast in Napa County.

  93. BoJo February 20th, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    ROFLMAO

  94. Jerkface February 20th, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    Please, just stop pretending. your name is a combination of 2 of the people you clashed heads with the most on here including the derogatory nickname you made up for one of them. And you post just like him.

  95. Blojaldo February 20th, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    You’re certifiable dude get some help.

  96. BoJo February 20th, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    Someone please help me…I can’t move….my a$$ fell off.

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