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Tanaka makes unexpected adjustment in first spring start (with video)

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Masahiro Tanaka’s first spring training start required an unexpected adjustment to an inevitable reality of American baseball.

“There aren’t that many (rain delays) in Japan,” he said. “There is actually not much at all in Japan. … Everybody was talking about that probably the game wasn’t going to be played. But I kept my emotions intact and I was game-ready.”

Truth be told, there aren’t that many rain delays in spring training either, but today was an exception to the rule. At times, the late-morning/early-afternoon downpour was overwhelming. The power went out momentarily at Bright House Field, and cell phones buzzed with news of a tornado warning in the area — Joe Girardi said the beep from his Bluetooth scared him, and that was even before he saw the actual message — but the Phillies saw a window, and the teams decided to wait an hour and a half.

“Today could have been (a bump in the road) with the rain delay,” Girardi said. “Because (Tanaka) has a routine, and with a lot of pitchers, your routine gets messed up with a rain delay.”

Tanaka seemed unaffected, continuing a pattern that has carried through all of his high-profile first three weeks in Yankees camp. None of the changes or attention seems to have bothered him.

A Japanese reporter explained that, in Tanaka’s former league, four of the six teams play under a dome. Also, when the weather gets bad in Japan, it’s customary to simply call off a game rather than wait through a delay. So, Tanaka was not used to waiting, but he still pitched a 1-2-3 first inning. Tanaka said he wasn’t as sharp as he would have liked, but the results were good. One run on a solo homer, but also no walks, seven ground ball outs — only one in the air — and a big strikeout against Chase Utley.

“I think (a rain delay) is a pretty normal thing once we get into the regular season,” Tanaka said. “That said, I think it was sort of good practice for me to experience what I experienced today. … I felt that I wasn’t at the top of my game going onto the mound today. Overall, including the results and everything, I feel that I did OK.”

The video above is a little bit of Girardi answering questions from the Japanese media about Tanaka’s outing. He laughed when someone asked whether Tanaka would have any “homework” after today’s start. Solid question, though, really.

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149 Responses to “Tanaka makes unexpected adjustment in first spring start (with video)”

  1. bigdan22 March 6th, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    At this point, I see Solarte and Nunez as pretty inter-changeable with respect to the last infield spot. The big difference is that Nunez is on the 40-man and Solarte is not. In that respect, Solarte may actually be completing more with Anna. For Solarte to go up North, it may mean releasing Anna.

  2. bigdan22 March 6th, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    Re-post:

    Nice game all around!

    Two things jumped out at me. Consistent excellent at bats by the Yankee reserves. The young and the old. Everybody was working the count. Not a lot of bad swings. Hardly any swings at balls off the plate. Real good situational hitting and some hard contacts with Flores leading the way. And second, awesome up the middle D. Several strong plays by Roberts and one great play. And what about Solarte? Showing nice range and an arm to go with his ridiculous hitting. Has he had a bad at bat yet this year?

    Other thoughts:

    –Good learning experience for Tanaka. If you leave your off speed pitches up or throw your fastball right down the middle, you get hit hard in the major leagues. I’m not talking singles. I’m talking over the wall. Guys are strong here.

    –Burawa continues to be the best arm I’ve seen yet in the bullpen. Lewis seems to throw strikes. I don’t know Leroux but he seems to be putting himself on the map.

    –And lets hand it to Jeter! Turning back the clock with not just a ball in the air but a line drive to gap. That’s more like it.

    –Oh, and Tex still looks like Tex. Popping the ball up.

  3. mick March 6th, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    Sizemore has been hitting the ball hard and could slip in at 3rd.

  4. Hankflorida March 6th, 2014 at 6:42 pm

    about Solarte? Showing nice range and an arm to go with his ridiculous hitting. Has he had a bad at bat yet this year?

    Bigdan, no matter what Solarte does as he is hitting over .600, he has no place on the the 25 man roster as you have to go with Ryan and Nunez, and with the fragility of the infield, you may need both Anna and Solarte as replacements. As I said before when the Yankees traded their 30 home run hitting second basemen, Joe Gordon, they replaced him with a young player, Jerry Colemen, who was more of a table setter. The fact that we got an All Star pitcher like Allie Reynolds in the trade helped us forget about Gordon. Finding good young players quickly may ease the pain of losing Cano.

  5. bigdan22 March 6th, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    Sizemore is def in the mix. Took him forever to score from second today. I wonder how his knee is. His health will be key for him. It seems like Solarte, Nunez and Anna can play (or fake) SS as well. More options with them. Not being on 40 man also an issue.

  6. blake March 6th, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    Bold Prediction: tanaka will have a sub 3 era this season.

    Great to see Jeter get going a bit…..he’s gonna be fine

  7. Chad Jennings March 6th, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    If you’re curious about why there aren’t many rain delays in Japan, one of the Japanese reporters explained to me that in Tanaka’s former league, four of the six teams play either in a dome or with a roof. Also, it’s customary to call off a game quickly rather than wait through an extended rain delay.

  8. MTU March 6th, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    Blake-

    That is bold.

    ;)

  9. blake March 6th, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    MTU,
    Unless he gets ground ball hit to death….which is very possible if they don’t fix the infield

  10. tomingeorgia March 6th, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    I think I’ve had a better time watching the kids, both fielding and pitching, this ST than almost forever. I know they aren’t all going to make it, or any of them, but it’s been fun to watch the last few days.

  11. bigdan22 March 6th, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    If ST were to end today, I suspect the Yanks would want to keep all of the Triple Option, Nunie, Solarte and Anna. To do that, Nunie makes the team and Solarte and Anna go to Scranton. It probably also means they lose Sizemore.

    But there’s still more than three weeks to go so who really knows.

  12. MTU March 6th, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    Blake-

    Not that many guys have sub-3.00 ERA’s.

    And remember you are asking this of a guy who spends a fair amount of time in the AL East.

  13. mick March 6th, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    There is no room for any of the youth.

  14. blake March 6th, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    Tom ,
    Did you see my BBQ post from earlier about the BBQ joint here that smokes fresh hams instead of shoulder from their pork? The shave it super thin on a deli slicer and then cover it with this reall good an sweet sauce. It’s different but it’s really good…..so good I want to try it !

  15. Jerkface March 6th, 2014 at 6:54 pm

    Face, I thought you went on this long rant last year about there’s nothing to rising fastball effect ??? Weak fly balls and surpass homeruns ??? Right on cue . Flat fastball man

    No you dope. There is no such thing as a rising fastball. What there is, is an effect where the spin of the ball is such that it drops less than the human eye/brain anticipates. That causes hitters to swing under it and loft easy flyballs/pop ups. You can tell who has a fastball like this based on their vertical pitch fx value.

  16. pkyankfan69 March 6th, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    There is no room for any of the youth.
    —–
    BP? 5th starter? Last bench spot? 2B (or 3B) after Roberts goes down?

  17. mick March 6th, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    Kay and LaGreca looking for 1000 retweets of their selfie.
    How juvenile can they get?

  18. DONNYBROOK March 6th, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    - bigdan -

    I agree regarding Sizemore’ play forcing the issue. More importantly, it appears he has Girardi’s ear.

  19. kd March 6th, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    Andrew Marchand ?@AndrewMarchand 3m

    Ryan Howard on Tanaka: “His split finger is going to be a force to be reckon with” http://espn.go.com/new-york/ml.....t-home-run … via @ESPNNewYork

  20. blake March 6th, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    MTU,
    I know…..I think he’s that good though and also that he’s gonna have an advantage this year cause teams haven’t seen him. If he’s over 3 I don’t think it’ll be by much…..his stuff and command have really impressed me. He does need to tighten and improve his command of his breaking ball a little…..but his fastball seems to have really nice life to me and that split is just a dominator

  21. mick March 6th, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    BP? 5th starter? Last bench spot? 2B (or 3B) after Roberts goes down?
    ===========================
    maybe after roberts goes down, not now.
    you have 5 OF’s, 6 IF’s and 2 C’s.

  22. blake March 6th, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    Tanakas fastball is better than I thought it would be…..move movement more life…..

  23. chicken_stanley March 6th, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    Unless he gets ground ball hit to death….which is very possible if they don’t fix the infield

    —————————-

    Very possible… also possible the infield will be ok. Defensively, Roberts looks good, Jeter looks like Jeter, Anna has shown flashes, Tex (if Playing) is superior defensively… I share your concern, but its not a foregone conclusion that infield will be like swiss cheese

  24. bigdan22 March 6th, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    “There is no room for any of the youth.”

    ——

    If you are young, ST isn’t about making the team. It’s about getting on the radar. When spots open during the season, if you made an impression, you get a shot on the big club. It happened for Almonte last year after a good spring a couple of years ago when he had just finished AA. Flores is making a similar impression now. But if you get the chance, you have to stay healthy and produce. That’s why it’s The Show.

  25. MTU March 6th, 2014 at 7:00 pm

    Blake-

    I was just leading you a little.

    I agree w much of what you said.

    But I have felt this way from the beginning.

    His slider is wicked too.

    And his “shuuto” has a lot of movement on it.

    Most of all this young man is a polished Pitcher and not just a thrower.

    ;)

  26. pete2 March 6th, 2014 at 7:00 pm

    It may be that Solarte is simply ahead of everyone after playing winterball. Of course, maybe he has matured as a hitter and this is real, but I expect they give him some minor league AB in the tougher IL (as opposed the PCL) before even considering releasing Anna or anyone else.

    I don’t really take ST seriously until the last 2 weeks when most of the scrubs are sent down and the competition stiffens and players start playing everyday. Still, its much better to watch guys do well and convince yourself it means nothing than have them stink and convince yourself it means nothing.

  27. blake March 6th, 2014 at 7:00 pm

    “Very possible… also possible the infield will be ok. Defensively, Roberts looks good, Jeter looks like Jeter, Anna has shown flashes, Tex (if Playing) is superior defensively… I share your concern, but its not a foregone conclusion that infield will be like swiss cheese”

    Well yea but what about when Roberts gets hurt? It might be fine…..there is a big chance it won’t be though

  28. Jerkface March 6th, 2014 at 7:00 pm

    It is scientifically impossible for a fastball to rise, due to gravity. What is possible is to trick a human being into thinking it is rising, which is what some fastballs do.

    Here is an article about it: http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs.....-fastball/

  29. mick March 6th, 2014 at 7:00 pm

    right now the bench is cervelli, nunez, ichiro and ryan.
    if they trade cervelli, maybe murphy makes it.

  30. bigdan22 March 6th, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    DONNYBROOK March 6th, 2014 at 6:56 pm
    - bigdan -

    I agree regarding Sizemore’ play forcing the issue. More importantly, it appears he has Girardi’s ear.

    He did get Cano’s number. That certainly wasn’t an accident.

  31. pkyankfan69 March 6th, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    6 IF’s?

    Tex – Roberts – Jeter – Johnson – Ryan – ????

    And btw, it’s not like Roberts and Johnson are some unmovable forces… If we had young IFers on the verge those 2 would be easily cast aside.

  32. blake March 6th, 2014 at 7:02 pm

    MTU,
    I think his slider is decent….it’s probably above average but it’s easily his 3rd pitch. He’s only 25 though so it could improve still…..to me he needs to make it more of a Chase pitch and throw it out of the zone when he’s ahead and throw it for strikes only in fastball counts. He can throw all his pitches for strikes and that’s reallh great

  33. mick March 6th, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    6 IF’s?

    Tex – Roberts – Jeter – Johnson – Ryan – ????
    ====================
    nunez

  34. MTU March 6th, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    Much to get excited about w the likes of Nova, Tanaka, and Pineda on your staff.

    All 3 w high end potential.

    :)

  35. pkyankfan69 March 6th, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    Nunez… Please… He is in no way guaranteed a spot, let alone blocking a young player.

  36. chicken_stanley March 6th, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    Well yea but what about when Roberts gets hurt?

    —————————

    My glass is half full… I prefer to term it “if” Roberts gets hurt. ;)

  37. Pat M. March 6th, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    No you dope…A little touchy today Jerkface ??? Man you’re predictable

  38. MTU March 6th, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    Blake-

    You haven’t seen Tanaka’s best sliders just yet.

    Only really weak pitch is his curve which he rarely uses.

  39. bigdan22 March 6th, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    “It is scientifically impossible for a fastball to rise, due to gravity”

    —-

    But according to general relativity, gravity is not really a force at all but the product of relative mass and curved space. Now if somebody in the bullpen could surreptitiously release a black hole or maybe a very small neutron star during the Tanaka’s delivery it could conceivable curve space in such a way that his fastball would actually rise.

  40. mick March 6th, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    sizemore can play 2nd and 3rd and girardi will be looking for a nix replacement.
    if he is healthy he can make the team and trade nunez.

  41. blake March 6th, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    MTU,
    I knew his split was good but like I said his fastball is really better than I thought and that makes me even more optimistic

  42. MTU March 6th, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    My conservative prediction for Tanaka:

    ERA- 3.5
    WHIP-1.2
    Wins- 15
    Rookie of the year nominee
    All Star

    :)

  43. mick March 6th, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    tanakas fb looked straight as a string and not overpowering.
    if they lay off the split he will have to make adjustments

  44. chicken_stanley March 6th, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    But according to general relativity, gravity is not really a force at all but the product of relative mass and curved space. Now if somebody in the bullpen could surreptitiously release a black hole or maybe a very small neutron star during the Tanaka’s delivery it could conceivable curve space in such a way that his fastball would actually rise.

    ————————–

    So, I’m cruising the blog when, lo and behold, I see a post from Sheldon of The Big Bang Theory! :D

    just joking bigdan :)

  45. MTU March 6th, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    Blake-

    He was able to run it up to 97 in Japan.

    He has an extra gear on it when he wants it.

    He makes adjustments really quickly.

    He can change speeds on that split which is really scary.

    ;)

  46. Pat M. March 6th, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    mick….Hey you must be reading some of the early scouting reports, none of which will be excepted here until summer. MTU 13-15 wins with an era around 4

  47. tomingeorgia March 6th, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    blake,
    Seems I missed that post. It does sound good, bit a lot more expensive. A really good slicer costs about $1500, used. My $200 one couldn’t do it.

  48. blake March 6th, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    blake,
    Seems I missed that post. It does sound good, bit a lot more expensive. A really good slicer costs about $1500, used. My $200 one couldn’t do it.

    True. It’s really thin

  49. MTU March 6th, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    Nobody is going to be able to lay off of Tanaka’s split because he can drop them in for strikes if he wants to.

    Not only that he can slice and dice with his slider and 2-seamer.

    He is not one dimensional.

    He’s a Pitcher and he has a lot of weapons.

    He can compete even when he doesn’t have his best stuff.

  50. DONNYBROOK March 6th, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    Coming down to Nunez vs Sizemore for the platoon at 3B. We know what the Yankees think about Nunez and his 3B defense. All things being egual = Sizemore getting the nod, and then making room on the roster.

  51. MTU March 6th, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    Pat M.-

    I think your ERA estimate is going to be too high.

    I think Blake is very prescient when he says that Tanaka has the advantage this season as the book on him is thin right now.

    It will take a while to figure this guy out.

    Maybe a long while.

    ;)

  52. blake March 6th, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    Prior Japanese pitchers have struggled a little to start because they had to adjust their style to MLB…..Tanaka doesn’t have to do that….he’s a strike thrower already.

  53. MTU March 6th, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    Blake-

    He ain’t no nibbler. That’s for sure.

  54. Cashmoney March 6th, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    Missed the game, anyone care to opine how Tex looked in his 1st ST abs?

  55. MTU March 6th, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    I am looking forward to seeing what Pineda brings to the table.

    ;)

  56. MTU March 6th, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    And Manuelito.

    :)

  57. chicken_stanley March 6th, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    I’m predicting Tanaka wins 15, loses 7, ERA of 3.50, WHIP of 1.2

    If my prediction comes true, I’m thrilled!

  58. MTU March 6th, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    It might very well be that I can find this pitching staff exciting.

  59. MTU March 6th, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    Nova- stud
    Tanaka-stud
    Pineda- ?- stud ?

    :)

  60. blake March 6th, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    if he’s 93-95mph then there’s going to be lots of reason for optimism.”

    I’ll be pumped

  61. kd March 6th, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    pineda at 95 would mean he’s probably pitching like a number 2 starter

    that would be a huge boost to the staff

  62. MTU March 6th, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    Appleton-

    I think you will see at least the lower end of that.

    And more by the end of ST.

    And watch out for that slider.

    Probably the best one on the staff.

    P.S. And he has a change

    ;)

  63. BoJo March 6th, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    bigdan22 March 6th, 2014 at 7:01 pm
    DONNYBROOK March 6th, 2014 at 6:56 pm
    - bigdan -

    I agree regarding Sizemore’ play forcing the issue. More importantly, it appears he has Girardi’s ear.

    He did get Cano’s number. That certainly wasn’t an accident.
    ====
    That is the start of a nice collection. Maybe he can pick Jeter’s brain, or get Tex’s glove.

  64. mick March 6th, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    Could they get anything for a Cervelli-Nunez package?

  65. Pat M. March 6th, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    Once Pineda gets through his next bout of shoulder soreness, we’ll be seeing him back to pumping 95 mph aspirins . He’s the one who everyone could be talking about by July. The dude is a monster and its like he’s right on top you. The night I saw him in Seattle vs the Yanks in 2011 was a 10 on the Wow scale….Seeing a guy on the FX charts is different than seeing a guy on video, but until you see it live and up close it’s hearsay

  66. chicken_stanley March 6th, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    mtu-

    don’t get me going.

    that thing is so bad it shouldn’t be called a change up.

    —————-

    you really are crabby! :)

  67. mick March 6th, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    if all others step up, cc could actually suffice as the 5th starter.

  68. blake March 6th, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    mick says:
    March 6, 2014 at 7:36 pm
    Could they get anything for a Cervelli-Nunez package?

    Cervelli has some value….probably not enough to trade him though

  69. blake March 6th, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    Once Pineda gets through his next bout of shoulder soreness, we’ll be seeing him back to pumping 95 mph aspirins”

    Shoulder soreness? Lets just hope that doesn’t happen at all

  70. mick March 6th, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    thinking they like cervelli as the BUC…he has been hitting and talk was he would be tanakas personal catcher.

  71. Pat M. March 6th, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    blake….they all go through a bout of shoulder soreness in March early April

  72. MTU March 6th, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    Pineda has had 2 years to get himself ready for this Spring.

    I think there have been hints dropped about how well he is throwing the ball.

    That anecdotal evidence leads me to believe his velocity is respectable again.

    Maybe better than respectable.

    ;)

  73. Cashmoney March 6th, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    that’s a smooth and almost effortless swing put on by Flores on that homer.

  74. mick March 6th, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    Ideally the rotation could be : Nova, Tanaka, Pineda, Kuroda, CC

  75. MTU March 6th, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    Appleton-

    Guys with big hands are perfect for Mr. Splitty.

    Always though Hughes should have picked one up earlier.

    ;)

  76. mick March 6th, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    Flores looks like a hitter.
    He also drove in the game winner on a 1st pitch sac fly.
    No nonsense..

  77. MTU March 6th, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    mick-

    And if we are real lucky CC, Nova, Tanaka, Pineda, Banuelos next year.

    :shock:

  78. MTU March 6th, 2014 at 7:50 pm

    Flores has to be good.

    He flew under the radar w/o the usual hype.

    :)

  79. mick March 6th, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    mtu

    the test last year was how well we could do with all the injuries.
    if that happens again or cc is ineffective who do we replace them with?

    tex could be a problem, if the others step up we could live with the demise of cc.
    and we do have MiL pitching options.

    worst case scenario: the loss of tex could hurt more than cc.

  80. blake March 6th, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    Pat M. says:
    March 6, 2014 at 7:43 pm
    blake….they all go through a bout of shoulder soreness in March early April

    Yea well normal soreness is one thing….I don’t want abnormal shoulder soreness

  81. Cashmoney March 6th, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    when you get to the higher minor, tools matters but how they translate into actual skills matters even more.

    Now, you got Mason,Austin, (the dude who is always injured) and Flores. Flores may have the least physical tools among four but from I see, His bat and Austin’s set those two part from the quartet.

    though Austin’s wrist is definitely a worry.

  82. MTU March 6th, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    mick-

    We both know about the remaining holes.

    Hopefully they do not turn into sinkholes that threaten to swallow the whole Team.

    Lot’s of “what if’s” possible.

    Some we have answers for. Some we do not.

  83. mick March 6th, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    Where will there be room for the youngins with Gardner, Ells and Beltran in the OF for at least 3 years.
    Beltran will be the DH if need be.

  84. mick March 6th, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    Tex being the slow starter and playing in the cold of April means they should either limit his play and get a BU1B ready.
    They seem to have done this at the other IF spots.

  85. tomingeorgia March 6th, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    This ancient lap is starting to cramp up with the brilliance and perspicacity shown every day at lohud. To illustrate the depth (or lack) of mine, I think this is going to be a pretty good team as it sits. See you in the morning.

  86. MTU March 6th, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    mick-

    Who is D-Rob’s BU ?

  87. chicken_stanley March 6th, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    crabby – while I don’t have the experience that you or Pat M. do, I can add just a wee little bit to the big hands – CU post. Of course, there are different types of CUs but the circle change is the one that I was taught… I can see large hands being a disadvantage in the circle because its thrown with the ball touching the palm… with big hands, the fingers have no where to go and sometimes cause the pitch to be “pulled” into the dirt. Other CUs that rely on fingers shouldn’t be affected by the size of the hands IMO… Take this post with a grain of salt – I’m an expert by no means

  88. MTU March 6th, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    Se ya’ Mister Tom.

  89. MTU March 6th, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    sp: see

  90. Pat M. March 6th, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    Crabapple….Not many big guys rely on their change as a regular pitch other than a show me type . CC use to have a real good change but seems to pocket it more than he used to…..And you point about their hands is true, Pineda holds a baseball like you and I hold a cueball. There was a picture of Joe Willie with Derek the other day, take a look at Namath’s hands they’re huge. Namath was an outstanding pitcher back in HS who’s fingers would completely engulf a baseball. Tom ( Terrific ) Seaver’s hands weren’t that big when compared to other successful pitchers. Gator had big hands for his size, man could he run and dunk a basketball

  91. Cashmoney March 6th, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    I think so, at least there will be one spot open if Flores shows he is ready in 15. Austin needs to get over the wrist issue first, but I have been reading about him potentially playing at 3b or maybe even 1b pending how things look with Tex this year. All comes down to Can you swing that bat!

    And *(*T always happens. Chips to trade at minimum.

  92. mick March 6th, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    MTU

    Exactly.
    They are out on a limb there too.
    They learned that when they had Soriano.
    Drob is a major ?
    If he throws too many pitches he won’t be able to go on consecutive days.

  93. Cashmoney March 6th, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    ‘the irritated apple’ reads like Randy.

  94. MTU March 6th, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    mick-

    And if Roberts goes down KJ goes to 2nd so who covers third in that event ?

    Like I said- Holes.

    Let’s just hope they don’t turn into caverns.

  95. Pat M. March 6th, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    Chicken man….Lot of the big hand guys throw what used to be called ” Palm Ball ” Dave Giusti of the Pirates was the first time I saw one. Trevor Hoffman will ride that pitch to the Hall of Fame

  96. MTU March 6th, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    Glenn-

    Vikings tonight.

    :)

  97. MTU March 6th, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    Pat M.-

    So did Sandy.

    Like he needed a change.

    :)

  98. MTU March 6th, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    Vaya aqui para el Nuevo Hilo ——->

  99. Pat M. March 6th, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    Crabapple = The Tin Cup ???? There’s a JC in So Cal named El _____ ????

  100. chicken_stanley March 6th, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    Pat M. – so much for my theory… to me, the palm or circle would be much more difficult for to throw for big handed guys. but I trust your take

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