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Light day in Yankees camp

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Feb 24, 2014 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The Yankees don’t have a full workout today. They have a union meeting in the morning and a team bonding event in the afternoon. Aside from guys throwing batting practice this morning — including the top three starters — it’s going to be a light day before games get started tomorrow.

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110 Responses to “Light day in Yankees camp”

  1. Ys Guy February 24th, 2014 at 8:52 am

    everybody has to rest up for thier grueling one at bat vs. a college pitcher tomorrow!

  2. MTU February 24th, 2014 at 8:53 am

    Thurs. game is televised.

    :)

  3. Revenge of Stoneburner February 24th, 2014 at 8:55 am

    They have a union meeting in the morning

    *****

    Now I wish ARod was here just for that

  4. blake February 24th, 2014 at 8:55 am

    Glad sori is feelin better….when they said he got better and then got bad again I was afraid the pnemonia had set it

  5. Ys Guy February 24th, 2014 at 8:56 am

    it wouldnt surprise me if davis gets traded today.

  6. blake February 24th, 2014 at 8:57 am

    What did Ike Davis do?9

  7. Ys Guy February 24th, 2014 at 9:02 am

    mike puma of the post wrote an article saying ike hid an oblique injury from may of last year till he was shut down in august.

    davis this morning threw a fit about it in the mets clubhouse.

    there is some audio on metsblog if you care ot hear it.
    http://metsblog.com/metsblog/i.....tell-mets/

    davis:”“It was pointless to write an article,” he said again. “I sucked last year because I sucked, not because I had an injury. I didn’t want the article to come out, and it did. I never once made an excuse that my oblique hurt.”

  8. blake February 24th, 2014 at 9:14 am

    Maybe Ike is telling the truth ?

  9. AAA February 24th, 2014 at 9:15 am

    Maybe Ike is telling the truth ?

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

    Wait! Are you suggesting it’s possible that the Post somehow distorted a story? The New York Post?

  10. pkyankfan69 February 24th, 2014 at 9:16 am

    there is some audio on metsblog if you care ot hear it.
    http://metsblog.com/metsblog/i…..tell-mets/
    ———
    Thanks for posting that but based on the tweet posted in the last thread I was expecting a lot more intensity… That was kinda boring

  11. blake February 24th, 2014 at 9:17 am

    @jaysonst: I asked Omar Vizquel who had better hands — him or Jose Iglesias. I loved his answer! http://t.co/vIL0qpFgjN

  12. MTU February 24th, 2014 at 9:17 am

    Who cares what Ike Davis does.

    :)

  13. blake February 24th, 2014 at 9:17 am

    Wait! Are you suggesting it’s possible that the Post somehow distorted a story? The New York Post?”

    Would be shocking right

  14. MTU February 24th, 2014 at 9:19 am

    Blake-

    Arruebarrauena is said to be just as good w the leather as Iglesias.

    No bat though.

  15. Ys Guy February 24th, 2014 at 9:21 am

    he admitted in the article that he had the oblique injury, his objection is that the guy wrote the article, which is pretty ridiculous.

    Ike has alwyas seemed too wrapped up in what people think of him. many people speculated that ike’s whole problem the past 2 years has been in his head. he seems overly worried about what mets fans and the media think of him.

    he really needs to be someplace other than with the mets at this point. the mets put it out all winter that davis was going to be traded and duda was going to be the 1B but their asking price was ridiculous.

    they did the same thing at SS where they made it clear at the end of last year that ruben tejada was not going to be thier SS, but now he’s thier SS.

  16. Ys Guy February 24th, 2014 at 9:23 am

    oh, sorry we should be working over the scouting reports on FSU today…

  17. MTU February 24th, 2014 at 9:24 am

    No Y’s.

    We should all watch the latest episode of “Days of our Lives”.

  18. blake February 24th, 2014 at 9:24 am

    I’m not a fan of no bat players

  19. MTU February 24th, 2014 at 9:25 am

    A .220 hitter w a big mouth.

    He’ll go far.

    ;)

  20. MTU February 24th, 2014 at 9:27 am

    Blake-

    Same here. They are a dime a dozen.

  21. Ys Guy February 24th, 2014 at 9:29 am

    he hit 32 HR’s a couple of years ago, so there is going to continue to be interest. But nobody is going to give alderson a rotation piece for him.

  22. austinmac February 24th, 2014 at 9:32 am

    I was hoping Diaz was good and could help us. At this point, I am willing to believe the scouting reports weren’t good rather than we were cheap.

  23. AAA February 24th, 2014 at 9:35 am

    he hit 32 HR’s a couple of years ago, so there is going to continue to be interest. But nobody is going to give alderson a rotation piece for him.

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

    He posted a .430 OBP over his last 50 or so games last season, but did so without much power. Hard dude to figure.

  24. MTU February 24th, 2014 at 9:36 am

    Mac-

    All about projection I guess.

    If he’s an everyday ballplayer that’s one thing but if he is just a Utility type that’s another.

    Especially is he is trying to match or exceed what the other Cuban SS got.

    We’ll see.

  25. Chip February 24th, 2014 at 9:36 am

    austinmac February 24th, 2014 at 9:32 am

    I was hoping Diaz was good and could help us. At this point, I am willing to believe the scouting reports weren’t good rather than we were cheap.
    ——————————

    2 things:

    1. George King is the only one reporting that the Yankees are out on him – which is meaningless because the Post is the Post.

    2. If the Yankees are passing on him, my hope is that they decided that for the money they would rather sign a known quantity in Stephen Drew.

  26. Chip February 24th, 2014 at 9:38 am

    I don’t think Ike Davis going ballistic on the NYPost is going to impact what Alderson does with him.

  27. UpState February 24th, 2014 at 9:39 am

    “… “I’ve put a lot of thought into it, but at the end of the day, that’s a lot of money, and where I come from, at that money, or twice that much money, I’m not going to change the way I live…”

    Thank you, Brett Gardner…many of us will remember this quote and your attitude !

  28. Ys Guy February 24th, 2014 at 9:40 am

    IF the yankees worked Diaz out and decided to pass on him, that’s fine with me. They obviously didn’t have him come and give them a personal workout with the intention of not signing him. so if this is the case, it must be that his range just isnt there or something like that.

  29. Chip February 24th, 2014 at 9:42 am

    Ys Guy February 24th, 2014 at 9:40 am

    IF the yankees worked Diaz out and decided to pass on him, that’s fine with me. They obviously didn’t have him come and give them a personal workout with the intention of not signing him. so if this is the case, it must be that his range just isnt there or something like that.
    —————————-

    100% agree.

    They may turn out to be wrong – the Cardinals are a very good team at evaluating talent and have decided that they want him. This could all be a misdirection or wrong information in the Post. Diaz hopes to sign today – let’s not make any judgements until we see what happens.

  30. Ys Guy February 24th, 2014 at 9:42 am

    Chip February 24th, 2014 at 9:38 am
    I don’t think Ike Davis going ballistic on the NYPost is going to impact what Alderson does with him.
    ———————-
    i disagree, i think this is pretty much the last straw for davis. the orioles and pirates have been wanting him all winter and i think this will tip the scales and alderson will take whichever offer is best and get him out of there.

  31. MTU February 24th, 2014 at 9:43 am

    The Yankees have the type of Pitching staff that requires a first rate IF to maximize it’s value.

  32. UpState February 24th, 2014 at 9:43 am

    Ys Guy February 24th, 2014 at 9:40 am
    IF the yankees worked Diaz out and decided to pass on him, that’s fine with me. They obviously didn’t have him come and give them a personal workout with the intention of not signing him. so if this is the case, it must be that his range just isnt there or something like that.
    ===========================

    …maybe the FO throwing this out in hopes of other teams of backing out…then swooping in with a ‘lower’ dollar figure ?

    ….or maybe he simply wasn’t all that everybody expected/hoped….

  33. Ys Guy February 24th, 2014 at 9:45 am

    personally, i hope ike doesnt end up on the orioles. he could hit 40 dingers in camden if his head is right.

  34. UpState February 24th, 2014 at 9:45 am

    Ys Guy February 24th, 2014 at 9:42 am
    Chip February 24th, 2014 at 9:38 am
    I don’t think Ike Davis going ballistic on the NYPost is going to impact what Alderson does with him.
    ———————-
    i disagree, i think this is pretty much the last straw for davis. the orioles and pirates have been wanting him all winter and i think this will tip the scales and alderson will take whichever offer is best and get him out of there.
    ==============================

    That team in the Bronx hasn’t (as best we know) decided on a BU1B.

    Calling Casey Kotchman, too ?

  35. Ys Guy February 24th, 2014 at 9:46 am

    nobody seems to know what diaz has been doing the past year while he hasn’t been playing.

  36. MTU February 24th, 2014 at 9:46 am

    Y’s-

    They have Davis.

    ;)

  37. Ys Guy February 24th, 2014 at 9:48 am

    idk that moving ike from the frying pan in flushing to the fire in the bronx is going to help him get out of his funk. especially since his daddy wore the pinstripes….

    but if he were right, he could do some real damage in NYS

  38. MTU February 24th, 2014 at 9:48 am

    Chris Davis.

    And he will definitely hit 40 dingers.

    :)

  39. MTU February 24th, 2014 at 9:50 am

    Johnson is supposed to BU 1b.

    And just about every other position too.

    :)

  40. UpState February 24th, 2014 at 9:50 am

    (non-baseball update RE: Venezuela)

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/.....39337.html

    …obviously skip if you’d like to…..

  41. UpState February 24th, 2014 at 9:52 am

    ..any word on Russ Canzler’s usefulness going forweard ?

  42. Ys Guy February 24th, 2014 at 9:52 am

    the day of the jeter presser, cashman said on francessa that they had just discussed the b/u 1b issue and were thinking of moving someone to that position but he couldnt discuss who because the player hadnt been asked yet.

    i assumed he was talking about beltran.

    well, to my knowledge neither beltran nor soriano have started practicing at 1b so i guess whoever that was shot the idea down.

  43. UpState February 24th, 2014 at 9:55 am

    It’s been mentioned here about Ichiro filling that role (BU1B)….top flight athlete that has a pretty good talents with a glove…. ???

  44. blake February 24th, 2014 at 10:00 am

    I got Profar in like the 17th round of my fantasy draft…..I still think he’s gonna be really really good once he finally is set in one position …..he’s only 21

  45. MTU February 24th, 2014 at 10:03 am

    Blake-

    Sux and Braves seem pretty good at coming up w SS.

  46. Ys Guy February 24th, 2014 at 10:03 am

    blake, was that a keeper league?

  47. MTU February 24th, 2014 at 10:05 am

    Got to run.

    Catch you all later.

  48. AAA February 24th, 2014 at 10:05 am

    I got Profar in like the 17th round of my fantasy draft…..I still think he’s gonna be really really good once he finally is set in one position …..he’s only 21

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

    Good fantasy sleeper you can grab in late rounds = Matt Adams.

  49. AAA February 24th, 2014 at 10:07 am

    Blake-

    Sux and Braves seem pretty good at coming up w SS.

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

    Red Sox had a decades worth of SS musical chairs between Garciaparra’s departure and Bogaerts arrival. It’s not like they regularly come up with good young shortstops.

  50. Ys Guy February 24th, 2014 at 10:08 am

    i think i like gyorko better than profar at about that point in the draft. but i intend to draft my 2b and MI earlier than that. there’s a pretty big dropoff after the first 9 or so 2b.

  51. Ys Guy February 24th, 2014 at 10:09 am

    bogaerts might still end up at 3B this year.

  52. MTU February 24th, 2014 at 10:10 am

    AAA-

    They seem to come up more of them than we do.

    Also found Iglesias who they traded.

    Kind of surprised about that.

  53. blake February 24th, 2014 at 10:10 am

    Ys Guy says:
    February 24, 2014 at 10:03 am
    blake, was that a keeper league?

    It is yea

  54. Chip February 24th, 2014 at 10:11 am

    If he wants a minor league deal I wouldn’t mind taking Kotchman to Scranton.

  55. blake February 24th, 2014 at 10:11 am

    The braves are the ones that have lots of SSs ….they got one in the lower levels that they say might be better than Simmons

  56. hardwired7 February 24th, 2014 at 10:11 am

    They’re definitely going w/KJ as the BU 1B. Tex and Kelleher we’re working w/him yesterday. From Buster:

    “There were no fans watching a back field at the Yankees’ complex Sunday morning, when some Yankees coaches and Mark Teixeira gave Kelly Johnson a tutorial on playing first base.

    Check that. It was Teixeira who was doing just about all the teaching, with first-base coach Mick Kelleher and others chiming in. Teixeira is extremely knowledgeable about the position and precise, and Johnson has played a total of three games at first base, and given that both are right-handed, Teixeira is able to speak directly to footwork Johnson requires.

    Teixeira demonstrated to Johnson that as he waits for throws from other parts of the infield, he likes both of his heels touching the bag, “so I know where the base is.”

    Standing near second base, Kelleher started using a fungo bat to smash hard grounders at Teixeira, simulating bad throws to first, with the ball skipping and bouncing and short-hopping. Teixeira reflexively positioned his feet with each one, reading them deftly, backhanding the ball smoothly on some.

    Johnson took his turn and dropped the first ball hit to him. He seemed to be reading the hops a little later than Teixeira had — naturally, given their relative experience at his position — and when balls went to his right, Johnson began stepping back across the foul line. Teixeira coaxed him to field the ball on the fair side of the foul line, to keep himself out of the way of baserunners coming down the line.

    Teixeira called out to Kelleher: “A little more choppiness — a little more topspin.”

    Kelleher began mashing the top half of the baseball, and still Teixeira fielded almost everything cleanly. He stopped for a moment to show Johnson that by using his stride toward the ball, he could adjust his reach to the ball to catch the hop in an optimal position.

    Kelleher interrupted for a moment. “Tex, tell him about tracking the ball with your eyes. You’re the best at that.”

    Teixeira crouched to show Johnson that as the ball travels toward the base, he lowers his head so that it’s almost on the same plane as his glove. This way, he can be in a better position to see the ball into the glove than he would be if he was more upright, with his head well above his mitt.

    Teixeira and Johnson kept taking turns, until Kelleher said, “Last round.”

    Johnson looked more comfortable, more fluid toward the end, incorporating some of what Teixeira had told him, striding toward the ball as it skipped toward him. On that final round, Johnson fielded everything Kelleher hit at him, finishing a small bit of work in one corner of spring training.”

  57. Ys Guy February 24th, 2014 at 10:12 am

    profar in 17 in a keeper league is a great pick imo.

  58. MTU February 24th, 2014 at 10:12 am

    How is that Blake ?

    How do they keep finding so many good SS’s ?

    Whatever they are doing we should copy it.

  59. hardwired7 February 24th, 2014 at 10:12 am

    *were working

    (hate typos)

  60. blake February 24th, 2014 at 10:13 am

    Our fantasy league is kinda cool because we have a rookie roster where you can keep big league rookies…..prospects, even kids on college or high school of you want. You can have 5 and keep 2 year to year. I added Trout to my rookie roster when nobody else even knew who he was and now he’s my CFer !

  61. blake February 24th, 2014 at 10:14 am

    MTU says:
    February 24, 2014 at 10:12 am
    How is that Blake ?

    How do they keep finding so many good SS’s ?

    Whatever they are doing we should copy it.”

    Combo of smart baseball people and good luck

  62. AAA February 24th, 2014 at 10:14 am

    AAA-

    They seem to come up more of them than we do.

    Also found Iglesias who they traded.

    Kind of surprised about that.
    =================================

    I guess. Iglesias can’t hit.

    Since Nomar, they’ve had Orlando Cabrera, Edgar Renteria, Julio Lugo, Alex Gonzalez, Marco Scutaro, Mike Aviles, and Steven Drew. Over this same stretch the Yankees had Derek Jeter and…………that’s it. Derek Jeter.

    If anyone is a lesson in how difficult it can be to find a shortstop, the Red Sox of the last 10 years is it.

  63. Ys Guy February 24th, 2014 at 10:16 am

    nice pick. i picked up trout when he was promoted in 2012 as an f/a. harper came up the same week and everybody wanted him. i was the only one who wanted trout….

  64. MTU February 24th, 2014 at 10:16 am

    AAA-

    They also had Lowrie who they traded too.

    He seems to be doing well these days and he’s a switch hitter.

  65. MTU February 24th, 2014 at 10:17 am

    See you all later.

    Have a good day.

    :)

  66. blake February 24th, 2014 at 10:20 am

    MTU,
    Have you seen that Treehouse masters show? You seem like someone who should live in a treehouse? I want one

  67. blake February 24th, 2014 at 10:20 am

    @Ken_Rosenthal: Sources confirm what George King reported today in NY Post: #Yankees will pass on Cuban SS Aledmys Diaz.

    Rosenthal is a much better source…..if he SSs it I believe it

  68. UpState February 24th, 2014 at 10:22 am

    hardwired7:

    Great find on Tex & KJ on the BU1B experiment(s) !

    THX !

    Scares me that it exposes Nunnie to more potential playing time.
    Especially if KJ would be the one trying to catch/block Nunnie’s throws
    (if he actually catches it initially)

  69. blake February 24th, 2014 at 10:22 am

    I don’t think Nunez will be on he team…..hopefully Sizemore beats him out for the utility spot

  70. Ys Guy February 24th, 2014 at 10:23 am

    must have been a bad workout…slow feet? slow bat?

    like i said, nobody seems to know what diaz has been doing the past year, he could have been on the jesus montero training program, “all i did was eat.”

  71. Ys Guy February 24th, 2014 at 10:24 am

    i think nunez will have the most starts at 3b this year.

  72. blake February 24th, 2014 at 10:24 am

    I would guess Diaz is a bit rusty…..I’ve read a lot of reports that he may just be a utility guy….

  73. austinmac February 24th, 2014 at 10:25 am

    I believe the infield we have now will be our infield unless and until someone better than what we have becomes available or until Roberts injures himself.

  74. blake February 24th, 2014 at 10:25 am

    Ys Guy says:
    February 24, 2014 at 10:24 am
    i think nunez will have the most starts at 3b this year.

    You’re having a nightmare….wake up…..wake up

  75. UpState February 24th, 2014 at 10:26 am

    blake February 24th, 2014 at 10:22 am
    I don’t think Nunez will be on he team…..hopefully Sizemore beats him out for the utility spot
    ============================

    Hope you’re right !!!

    Rather see Luis Cruz or Chris Nelson or ‘Ricky Nelson’ at 3B – instead of the ‘Clanker”

  76. Ys Guy February 24th, 2014 at 10:27 am

    no i actually think nunez will be ok at third. i just dont buy roberts as an every day player so i think johnson will be the pretty much everyday 2B. I think they’ll both be ok there, too.

  77. blake February 24th, 2014 at 10:27 am

    Sizemore was pretty decent before the injuries…..certainly better than Nunie

  78. Ys Guy February 24th, 2014 at 10:29 am

    so was roberts, but that was before the injuries, this is after…

  79. blake February 24th, 2014 at 10:30 am

    Sizemore is younger though and hasn’t had the number of injuries that Roberts has…..I think he more likely to get healthy again. Either way…..Nunez can’t play if they are serious about winning this year

  80. Ys Guy February 24th, 2014 at 10:30 am

    im not saying it’s ideal, i just think they are going to need johnson at 2b and i think he’s going to be fine there with a good power bat. that leaves 3b open and i think nunez will emerge as thier best player there, not great but good enough.

  81. blake February 24th, 2014 at 10:30 am

    @jay_jaffe: ICYMI: Brett Gardner’s extension the rare bargain for Yankees http://t.co/UZ6FfHS2TT

  82. Cashmoney February 24th, 2014 at 10:31 am

    blake, i get the impression that you think a pile of steaming horse manure is better than Nunez.

  83. UpState February 24th, 2014 at 10:31 am

    from Yanks Go Yard : (props)

    Really hope he’s not a AAAA guy !!!

    Player Profile: Russ Canzler

    “…Entering the 2014 season, the Yankees do not have a clear cut back-up plan for Mark Teixeira. In fact, Kelly Johnson is the only other player than Teixeira on the 40-man roster to have first base experience at the Major League level and it is a whopping three games. The Yankees have invited Russ Canzler to Tampa in hopes that he can become that back-up bench role.

    The 27-year-old was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 30th round back in 2004. He slugged his way up and down the minors and seemed to find a home in the Tampa Bay Rays system. In 2011, Canzler took home the International League MVP honors batting an impressive .314 with 18 HRs and 83 RBI. He was rewarded with his first stint in the majors tallying three ABs with Tampa.

    Then, in 2012, his career began to resemble a chapter out of Jack Kerouac’s On The Road. He went from Tampa to the Indians and from the Indians to Toronto only to return to Cleveland a few months later. Next, he signed on for a short-lived stint with the Yankees as he headed to Baltimore a month and a day later. The Orioles then traded him to Pittsburgh, who eventually DFAed him which was when he returned to the Yankees again. Dizzying, isn’t it?

    Canzler has the build for your typical first baseman standing at 6’2? and 220 pounds. The right handed power hitter brings two huge assets to the Yankees bench. Not only could he be a back up to Teixeira at first base but he has played games at every corner of the infield and outfield tallying 339 career minor league starts between third base, left field, and right field.

    Secondly, he absolutely smashes left-handed pitching as evidenced by his Triple-A career slash line of .307/.390/.531. The big knock on Canzler is that he may be a career minor-leaguer or what scouts call a Quad-A player. He seems to dominate at the Triple-A level and whether it is bat speed or confidence it doesn’t translate in the bigs. Canzler has hit .271 with 3 HRs and 12 RBIs over just 96 career big league at bats.

    Last season the Yankees learned the importance of having a valuable back-up on the bench after playing most of the season with Lyle Overbay, Vernon Wells, Mark Reynolds, and Brennan Boesch due to injuries. Canzler brings the possibility of a steady reliable bat to the bench and the ability to play several positions to give the aging Yankee line-up rest. He will probably begin the season as the starting first baseman in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre but if he hangs around long enough this time, he will be a nice in-season addition for the Yankees…”

  84. AAA February 24th, 2014 at 10:31 am

    Nunez can’t play if they are serious about winning this year

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

    Yeah, but neither can Sizemore.

  85. Chip February 24th, 2014 at 10:31 am

    blake February 24th, 2014 at 10:22 am

    I don’t think Nunez will be on he team…..hopefully Sizemore beats him out for the utility spot
    ————————-

    Agree – I see no role for Nunez on the team unless he’s Girardi’s new Nixy.

  86. pkyankfan69 February 24th, 2014 at 10:32 am

    The less Nuney on the major league roster the better.

    Maybe Nuney can be the Yankees MLB helmet consultant… He’s probably got somesolid suggestions considering his falls off every time he runs. Sizemore, Anna, etc… Give all of them a chance to prove the stink less than Nunez.

  87. Chip February 24th, 2014 at 10:32 am

    AAA February 24th, 2014 at 10:31 am

    Nunez can’t play if they are serious about winning this year

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

    Yeah, but neither can Sizemore.
    ———————

    Sizemore’s a very good player – he just hasn’t played in 2 years. If he’s healthy he’s a much more suitable backup than Nunez.

  88. blake February 24th, 2014 at 10:33 am

    Boy I love the idea of Gardner and Ellsbury roaming the outfield for the near future…..lot of fly balls are gonna die

  89. UpState February 24th, 2014 at 10:33 am

    Cashmoney February 24th, 2014 at 10:31 am
    blake, i get the impression that you think a pile of steaming horse manure is better than Nunez.
    ===================================

    We don’t even need the pile to be steaming….

    Your impressions are correct.

  90. AAA February 24th, 2014 at 10:33 am

    @jay_jaffe: ICYMI: Brett Gardner’s extension the rare bargain for Yankees http://t.co/UZ6FfHS2TT

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

    Seriously disagree with this. It was a good deal for the Yankees, but hardly a bargain. Jaffe’s contention that Gardner could have gotten as much as $20M on the market is straight nuts.

  91. blake February 24th, 2014 at 10:33 am

    Cashmoney says:
    February 24, 2014 at 10:31 am
    blake, i get the impression that you think a pile of steaming horse manure is better than Nunez.

    No just more major league infielders…..it’s relative

  92. blake February 24th, 2014 at 10:34 am

    Yeah, but neither can Sizemore.”

    Well ideal he’s a utility guy

  93. pkyankfan69 February 24th, 2014 at 10:35 am

    Just in case anyone was wondering I’m 1 day younger than Sizemore.

  94. UpState February 24th, 2014 at 10:36 am

    pkyankfan69 February 24th, 2014 at 10:35 am
    Just in case anyone was wondering I’m 1 day younger than Sizemore.

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

    Can you play better than Nunnie ?

  95. AAA February 24th, 2014 at 10:36 am

    Sizemore’s a very good player – he just hasn’t played in 2 years. If he’s healthy he’s a much more suitable backup than Nunez.

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

    There was never a day where he was a “very good player” at the MLB level.

  96. pkyankfan69 February 24th, 2014 at 10:37 am

    Can you play better than Nunnie ?
    ———-
    All signs point to no

  97. Ys Guy February 24th, 2014 at 10:38 am

    sizemore is still rehabbing and roberts is a crapshoot. nunez will be on this team at the start of the season and he will play. it will be best if someone beats him out for a starting spot, but saying he has no role is just not realistic.

  98. AAA February 24th, 2014 at 10:40 am

    Well ideal he’s a utility guy
    ======================

    Ideal? He’s an adequate utility guy. He’s weak defensively at 2B and maybe average at 3B. Fair with the bat.

  99. Ys Guy February 24th, 2014 at 10:44 am

    nunez’s ops+ for 2011 and 2013 are both higher than sizemore’s highest. only by a point or two, but still higher. there is no evidence that sizemore was every significantly better than nunez.

  100. Cashmoney February 24th, 2014 at 10:44 am

    Girardi said, per The Journal News. “We have Kelly Johnson, and then we’ll probably try to platoon him with a right-handed bat. Obviously Nuney’s got a shot at it, and we signed (Scott) Sizemore, and there’s other players we will look at. We’re just going to have to deal with it.”

    Girardi definitely seems intrigued with Nunez, who started the last nine games and 10 of 11 at third base for New York in 2013.

    “I think we have to give him a good look,” Girardi said. “He played really well. I do, I think we have to give him a look. … (Whether he can handle the position defensively) is something we’re going to have to determine.”

  101. DONNYBROOK February 24th, 2014 at 10:46 am

    I like the Gardner signing for the simple Fact that it demonstrates Hal has learned 2 Important things the hard way: (1) It’s almost impossible to trade a player in his “walk year”, and get commensurate value for him. The dalliance with the Reds this offseason pounded that lesson home. (2) PR Must be respected. No longer is Hal giving Yankee fans the “deaf ear”. He was Forced to junk the $189 due to the 2013 Decline in actual Yankee Stadium attendance, and the 2013 Collapse of YES Viewership during the season. Whether he realizes it or not, Hal now has the same mental approach regarding the construction of the Yankees roster, that was consistently employed by his father. Hal’s mental transformation also means the Yankees will be extremely active at the Trade Deadline, and going forward. 2014 will mark Yankee ownership as having come full circle.

  102. UpState February 24th, 2014 at 10:46 am

    Always can consider:

    ZELOUS WHEELER

    27YO 3B from the Baltimore organization

    (who blocked this guy from the Orioles 3B job ? )

    over 3 AAA seasons :

    420 AB .. 12-54 — .264 (.354 obp)

    Will he be this years’ ST Musty ???

  103. Chip February 24th, 2014 at 10:46 am

    Ys Guy February 24th, 2014 at 10:38 am

    sizemore is still rehabbing and roberts is a crapshoot. nunez will be on this team at the start of the season and he will play. it will be best if someone beats him out for a starting spot, but saying he has no role is just not realistic.
    ————————————-

    Nunez has two things going for him over Sizemore:

    1. He’s already on the 40 man roster
    2. Girardi plays “his guys”

    If Sizemore and Nunez have similar springs then the fact that they’ll have to create a roster spot for Sizemore should be a factor.

  104. Jerkface February 24th, 2014 at 10:47 am

    IF the yankees worked Diaz out and decided to pass on him, that’s fine with me. They obviously didn’t have him come and give them a personal workout with the intention of not signing him. so if this is the case, it must be that his range just isnt there or something like that.

    Well they also saw Cespedes and Chapman work out and passed on those guys :)

  105. UpState February 24th, 2014 at 10:47 am

    Ys Guy February 24th, 2014 at 10:44 am
    nunez’s ops+ for 2011 and 2013 are both higher than sizemore’s highest. only by a point or two, but still higher. there is no evidence that sizemore was every significantly better than nunez
    ====================
    How’s Sizemore on catching the ball and throwing the ball ?

  106. Cashmoney February 24th, 2014 at 10:49 am

    How’s Sizemore on catching the ball and throwing the ball ?
    ——
    he hasn’t played in 2 years, what’s your take?

  107. Benny Blanco February 24th, 2014 at 10:49 am

    Blake, I’m hoping Brett can learn better base running tips from Jacoby as well.

  108. UpState February 24th, 2014 at 10:50 am

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> NEXT ………>

  109. sjb23 February 24th, 2014 at 10:56 am

    Just thinking this for the first time – if Sizemore is 1) healthy, and 2)can learn and backup 1B, he makes himself more valuable than Nunez, don’t you think?

    Should the competition be between Sizemore and Canzler?

    Starting to think the Yanks may be depending on Kelly Johnson to fill too many holes, without any other backup plans in place.

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