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Spring standout Solarte get turn in left field

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Mar 04, 2014 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

SolarteJacoby Ellsbury CF
Derek Jeter DH
Carlos Beltran RF
Brian Roberts 2B
Eduardo Nunez 3B
Francisco Cervelli C
Brendan Ryan SS
Russ Canzler 1B
Yangervis Solarte LF

RHP David Phelps

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54 Responses to “Spring standout Solarte get turn in left field”

  1. ZachA March 4th, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    Granderson having a sick game w the mets

  2. Revenge of Stoneburner March 4th, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    Billy Eppler coming on WFAN if anyone is interested

  3. blake March 4th, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    Beltran shoulda been in that 3 hole for the last 7 years

  4. kd March 4th, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    i hope they take solarte north over nunie

    can he play first if tex gets hurt?

  5. blake March 4th, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    @JimBowdenESPNxm: Royals confirm there are no negotiations going on with Shields and none planned at this time #FreeAgentatendofyear

  6. UpState March 4th, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    Yangervis Solarte :

    Yanger played about 630 games in the minors.

    Played 1 at 1B.

  7. J. Alfred Prufrock March 4th, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    “You’re looking at five guys for four spots.”

    Like I said, nowhere for Zoo.

  8. Joe from Long Island March 4th, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    Big game for solarte. If he shows he can do a decent job at corner of spot, in addition to what he’s shown so far, he gets a big step up over Anna, nunie, Sizemore, and canzler for the last bench spot.

    Just hope he doesn’t turn into another Jon weber.

  9. blake March 4th, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    @thejoshhamilton: Not any fun being in the Texas doghouse, is it @IKinsler3?

  10. jmills March 4th, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    Pruf, will look up your dental Nagel reference. Back in the good old days, dentists used to happily roll in the components of mercury amalgam with no decrease in life expectancy. I’m lucky, my body has never betrayed me. As far as sugar goes though, there’s an interesting lecture you can youtube – ” sugar, the bitter truth “. Mind you, the English have a way of living and performing on the stuff. There’s a neurologist -Perlmudder – who rips apart carb and grain intake. No pasta, no bread according to him :(

  11. Tackelberry March 4th, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    Another guy having a good camp is Adonis Garcia. Has hit really well so far, and made a nice running catch the other day and doubled a guy off first.

  12. Hassey March 4th, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    no change here
    Yanks still win the AL

  13. J. Alfred Prufrock March 4th, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    johnny,

    the English are merely stubborn ;)

    I am running out. Have a good one, and hello to the succulents!

  14. Joe from Long Island March 4th, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    Yes, Garcia is also having a strong camp. Nice that he’s played a little 3b, too. However, unless someone gets hurt, or Ichiro is traded, he starts the season in Scranton. He’d be an early call up for sure.

  15. bbb51 March 4th, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    They should really try to trade Ichiro to somewhere he can play more.

    I also would like to see Zoo make the team. He reminds me a little of Cano from the left side.

  16. Joe from Long Island March 4th, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    Yes, Garcia has a strong camp. Unless there’s an injury or Ichiro is traded, he’ll go to Scranton and be on line for an early call up.

  17. Joe from Long Island March 4th, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    Darn iPhone.

  18. bbb51 March 4th, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    So is it down to vegetables and water? Meat bad, carbs bad, grains bad, sugar bad, fruit bad…

  19. jmills March 4th, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    Alfred, when you get a chance, tell me why I have this 19th century collected works book that spells it, ” Shakspere “. The print is incredibly small, one needs a magnifying glass. Nice cover though as you can see the coming of Art Nouveau.

  20. blake March 4th, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    bbb51 says:
    March 4, 2014 at 2:36 pm
    So is it down to vegetables and water? Meat bad, carbs bad, grains bad, sugar bad, fruit bad…

    Meat good

  21. jmills March 4th, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    Good thing, natural fat on the rise, and I like avocados. I like meat too.

  22. UpState March 4th, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    Yeah for:
    Cardboard
    Mulch
    Glass clippings
    Quinoa
    Small pebbles

  23. jmills March 4th, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    Eggs get a better rap these days. Only thing Ayrton Senna knew how to deal with, and I’d say he reached controlled heights few will ever sniff. Maybe a lot of this stuff has a lot to do with our mental disposition. Senna always talked about visualizing a corner faster than it had ever been done before. His contemporaries marvelled at how he made the car dance, as if it were disappearing into the guradrail. ” The Right to Win ” – very interesting doc on him.

  24. hardwired7 March 4th, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    “Granderson having a sick game w the mets”

    Hard to root against the Grandyman. Never did anything but exude class as a Yank.

    Not the prototypical power-hitter’s body, but man can he drive a baseball when he squares it up. Pitchers have easy gas; Granderson has easy power.

  25. austinmac March 4th, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    I disagree with the comments in the last post about relievers being fungible. What often separates good teams from very good ones is the pen. Look at the better teams this winter. They were adding to the pen.

    Would you feel more confident with Robertson in the eighth in a one run game or Clairborne? Or anyone else we have?

  26. BoJo March 4th, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    Joba had easy gas…unfortunately, the Yankees treated him with TUMS.

  27. Hankflorida March 4th, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    Since Solarte is in Left, there may be something in the air concerning Suzuki going to a team where he will be guaranteed a regular spot in order to reach 3000 hits. Solarte is a switch hitter which adds to his flexibility.

  28. Tackelberry March 4th, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    Grandy had a good run here with Yanks. Unfortunately, he became too much of a K machine because he fell in love with the short porch in right, and at age 33, it was time to move on. .

  29. jmills March 4th, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    I notice that I’m dyslexic sometimes when I spell. I’ve been known to converse that way too. I remember sitting beside my dental mate in practice lab, and I said something so fast and completely backwards the guy just stared at me. Stunned me too.

  30. Jerkface March 4th, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    Most relievers are fungible. The trick is identifying who doesn’t fall into that category and who does. There are relievers who are consistently very good, like Robertson/Mo/etc. You want to keep those guys. Its the Shawn Kelleys and the like who are the fungible ones.

  31. blake March 4th, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    I like to bludgeon teams so there are few 1 year games for the pen to mess up

  32. Cashmoney March 4th, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    I concur, JK.

  33. jmills March 4th, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    I related earlier that Janssen has shoulder inflammation. Hang onto Sergio Santos at least for now along with friggin’ Steve Delabar!

  34. blake March 4th, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    I run games….not 1 year games

  35. jmills March 4th, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    blake, bludgeon ‘em when you can, no argument here. And if teams contest they were run over, too bad.

  36. bbb51 March 4th, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    Those one year games are brutal.

  37. blake March 4th, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    bbb51 says:
    March 4, 2014 at 3:10 pm
    Those one year games are brutal.

    Red Sox games

  38. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 4th, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    Just a drive-by to report that Bill Lee’s unbeatable Sux seem to be on their way to 1-4, currently losing to the Rays 8-0. Sure it’s just ST, and that’s how Lee would probably explain the Ys “questionable rotation”, “thin offense”, and “no closer.”

    Little wonder that he was dubbed spaceman.

  39. Mottsx March 4th, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    Blake?

    2:13

    Comment From Guest
    Will the yankees be introducing Stephen Drew sometime in June?

  40. blake March 4th, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    Wasn’t me

  41. jmills March 4th, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    Trish, Bill Lee should have kept his mouth shut way back then. He was good, 17 wins in a three year’s row good I think, but he even wore his welcome out in liberal Montreal. Don Zimmer might have been a metal head, but Lee probably prodded both Reggie Cleveland and Jenkins to be on the outs there in Boston’s ’78.

  42. jmills March 4th, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    I don’t like John Farrell for his behavior. He was given his first chance here in Toronto, a three contract at that. He should have honoured it. Instead he disrupted my team wanting out pretty much right away. Things came together for Boston last year, but uncomfortable deterioration is what I hope for.

  43. Tackelberry March 4th, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    Lee was never the same after Nettles got through with him that night.

  44. jmills March 4th, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    ” How does your shoulder feel Lee? Love from; Craig? “

  45. jmills March 4th, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    No question mark at the end of Craig.

  46. austinmac March 4th, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    Most fifth outfielders are fungible too. Eighth inning pitchers who are reliable are hard to come by and the Yankees don’t have one. I certainly agree Kelley is fungible and as likely to be awful this year as good.

    I wonder if the Yankees are not making any infield moves until they see if Teixiera can play. If he can’t, that leaves 1B even worse than 2B and 3B.

  47. Pat M. March 4th, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    Doc Joe !!! Wow it’s great to see you back here and I hope you’ll be making more house calls as the season grows closer…. With the NYC stickball tourney less than 9 weeks away I decided to hit the cages. Last September I was able to hammer at 70 and even hold my own at 80 for a round. Today I couldn’t sniff 70. It was Linda Ronstandt ” Blue Bayou for over an hour. Very humbling indeed

  48. jmills March 4th, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    I love linda Ronstadt – ” you’re no good ” Jim Morrison had something to say about her. ” I don’t like folk music, but she’s cute. “

  49. Pat M. March 4th, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    jmills….Linda’s live performance of ” Living in the USA ” will knock you out. Man she was amazing….The former First Lady of Calif back in the 70′s with Gov Brown ( 1st time around as Gov )

  50. jmills March 4th, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    Thanks Pat M, will source it!

  51. Revenge of Stoneburner March 4th, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    Wonderful news

    Andrew Marchand @AndrewMarchand

    El Duque to teach in Yanks’ minor league http://espn.go.com/blog/new-yo.....nor-league

  52. Against All Odds March 4th, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    BoJo March 4th, 2014 at 2:59 pm
    Joba had easy gas…unfortunately, the Yankees treated him with TUMS.

    ——————–

    I’m looking forward to see if he bounces back in DET.

  53. Joe from Long Island March 4th, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    Hi pat. Catching up on journals, but I can only read so much at a sitting. Have to get a break now and then.

    I think the lineup will be much better, that’s pretty clear. They’ve got some good arms and heads for the rotation. Of course, anything can transpire with the pen but I think it’ll be more than ok in the long run.

    I really think a catcher will be moved before camp breaks, they can’t run both romine and Murphy out there in AAA. Pure guess is its romine unless the take is so great that they’ll part with Cisco/ Murphy. I’m think Cisco shown enough that there are teams that really want him starting for them.

    One thing for sure is the division will be tough as always. Red Sox won’t be as lucky as last tear though.

  54. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 5th, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    :mad:

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