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Split-squad lineups get (almost) everyone involved

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Mar 13, 2014 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Alfonso SorianoVS ORIOLES
Brett Gardner CF
Derek Jeter SS
Carlos Beltran DH
Brian McCann C
Alfonso Soriano LF
Eduardo Nunez 3B
Dean Anna 2B
Zoilo Almonte RF
Russ Canzler 1B

RHP Michael Pineda

AT PHILLIES
Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Kelly Johnson 3B
Francisco Cervelli C
Yangervis Solarte SS
Scott Sizemore 2B
Ramon Flores LF
Austin Romine DH

RHP Ivan Nova

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73 Responses to “Split-squad lineups get (almost) everyone involved”

  1. 4TrainNorth March 13th, 2014 at 9:13 am

    Look at the spring Russell Martin is having for the Pirates. He’s like Cervy, Romine, McCann, JR and Sanchez combined.

  2. Yankee Trader March 13th, 2014 at 9:22 am

    Good morning

    Which one of these utility infielders get the last available spot?

    http://www.nj.com/yankees/inde....._spot.html

  3. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 13th, 2014 at 9:37 am

    “…..I watched a little of the mariners game yesterday and cano started a sweet double play and just made it look so easy like we’ve seen him do hundreds of times……made me a little sick.”

    That makes me sad.

    But – it is what it is. No question we’re going to miss those easy-breezy plays of his.

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

    4Train- but would he be having the same kind of spring for the Ys? Life away from the Bronx is always a lot easier IMO.

  4. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 13th, 2014 at 9:38 am

    Hope Michael Pineda pitches well in the snow. Oh, sorry. It’s snowing here, not in Florida.

    :)

  5. comet March 13th, 2014 at 9:53 am

    Worst snow storm of the winter here!

  6. Yankee Trader March 13th, 2014 at 9:56 am

    Where is here?

  7. comet March 13th, 2014 at 9:56 am

    Niagara Area of southern Ontario.

  8. comet March 13th, 2014 at 9:58 am

    Morning YT.

  9. Yankee Trader March 13th, 2014 at 9:59 am

    Spring weather can’t come soon enough.

    Stay warm.

  10. 4TrainNorth March 13th, 2014 at 10:00 am

    Of course, spring doesn’t mean much. Just took a look through several teams’ stats, and most of the big-name guys are at the bottom in terms of production. For them it’s just getting the reps. And yes, Cano is just getting reps — but he’s also getting results.

  11. mick March 13th, 2014 at 10:00 am

    Cervelli is major trade bait.
    What is his worth as a BUC here?

  12. blake March 13th, 2014 at 10:01 am

    The yanks need to go ahead and get drew in camp so he can get some reps at 3b

  13. Cashmoney March 13th, 2014 at 10:06 am

    YT, my guess is that Sizemore and Anna to AAA til Yanks had to make a decision on Scotty. I see two horse race btw Solarte and Prime Time.

  14. mick March 13th, 2014 at 10:07 am

    I would keep Cervy as McCann will need days off.
    I don’t see any more moves.

  15. Yankee Trader March 13th, 2014 at 10:07 am

    Is Solarte the Yankees Mustelier of last spring training camp?

    How would you rate the candidates for the last available infield utility spot, defensively at 2nd, SS, or 3rd?
    Nunez
    Solarte
    Anna
    Sizemore

    Did I forget anyone?

  16. 4TrainNorth March 13th, 2014 at 10:10 am

    Seriously, Drew isn’t getting a spring training. Which means he’ll get off to a rough start for us, right?

  17. blake March 13th, 2014 at 10:10 am

    Trader,
    Ideal Kelly Johnson will be the last infielder and the rest of those guys won’t be on the team…..they need to either sign Drew or make a trade

  18. Yankee Trader March 13th, 2014 at 10:10 am

    Cash

    I think Sizemore can opt out in May if not on the roster??

  19. blake March 13th, 2014 at 10:12 am

    4TrainNorth says:
    March 13, 2014 at 10:10 am
    Seriously, Drew isn’t getting a spring training. Which means he’ll get off to a rough start for us, right?

    No…….they signed Overbay like 2 days before the the season started. Spring training is mostly for the pitchers…..hitters don’t need a whole month to get ready. A week really to get their timing is about it

  20. Cashmoney March 13th, 2014 at 10:12 am

    I think it’s May 1, YT.

  21. Shame Spencer March 13th, 2014 at 10:13 am

    I’m a lot more surprised at the Mets than the Yankees about Drew.. they’re a ‘win down the road’ team so I don’t see why they’d trade off assets instead of signing someone on a short term commitment.

  22. blake March 13th, 2014 at 10:16 am

    I’m a lot more surprised at the Mets than the Yankees about Drew.. they’re a ‘win down the road’ team so I don’t see why they’d trade off assets instead of signing someone on a short term commitment.”

    Actually to me it makes more sense for them to trade for 6 years of a young SS than to sign Drew…..assuming of course they can get one without creating holes elsewhere

  23. Yankee Trader March 13th, 2014 at 10:16 am

    Blake

    If Drew batted from the right side, I think the Yankees might have pursued him the last few weeks.

    Realistically, one of the catchers, Cervelli, Murphy or Romine might be traded. Hopefully the Yankees can get a young SS in a deal, who can be on the 25 man roster next season. If Cervelli can help land one, then I hope the Yankees can find a match.

  24. mick March 13th, 2014 at 10:17 am

    Cervelli has no future here and will eventually get traded but he is worth keeping for now unless they can steal a deal.
    Romine can’t hit and we don’t want another Stewie situation if McCann goes down.

  25. 4TrainNorth March 13th, 2014 at 10:18 am

    Guess we’ll have to settle for Castro.

  26. blake March 13th, 2014 at 10:19 am

    I don’t think Cervellj is getting a SS……if Cashman can trade Cervelli for Didi or Owings then he needs to get a raise

  27. Shame Spencer March 13th, 2014 at 10:19 am

    ?@Lynn_Henning
    Guy who has been swinging the bat in impressive ways: Nick Castellanos. Detroit News column http://goo.gl/PljI7i

    —————-

    I really liked Castellanos… plus I used to talk to a guy named Nick Castellanos and he was adorbs. Far outta my league.

  28. Barry March 13th, 2014 at 10:21 am

    Overbay had spring training with Boston. Not at all the same, or even similar, to Drew.

  29. Yankee Trader March 13th, 2014 at 10:24 am

    I really liked Castellanos… plus I used to talk to a guy named Nick Castellanos and he was adorbs. Far outta my league.
    ————-
    adorbs? Adorable?

    Doubt that they are far outta your league? You are the Breakfast club ray of morning sunshine!

  30. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 13th, 2014 at 10:25 am

    I have to say that a guy who still isn’t signed just can’t doesn’t have the real estate – or he’d be signed. Not even talks going on with Drew (at least I don’t hear about any.)

  31. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 13th, 2014 at 10:27 am

    That should have read: just doesn’t have the real estate. I went from “can’t” to “doesn’t”.

  32. mick March 13th, 2014 at 10:28 am

    The draft pick comp drops off in June for Drew.

  33. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 13th, 2014 at 10:29 am

    Oh yeah – the draft pick thingy. Drew should have signed with somebody when he had the chance.

  34. mick March 13th, 2014 at 10:31 am

    I doubt they go after young SS’s .
    They feel they are built to win now and will only get better with FA’s in the future.
    Be happy they are back in spend mode.

  35. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 13th, 2014 at 10:32 am

    Are you talking to me, and are you referring to Drew? With all respect to blake, I never wanted Drew!

  36. Tackelberry March 13th, 2014 at 10:35 am

    Has Phil Jackson signed with the Knicks yet? What is taking so long? Hope he is not using them to get the Lakers to offer him similar deal.

  37. Yankee Trader March 13th, 2014 at 10:35 am

    The only thing I could find on Drew, is that the Red Sox are satisfied with the left side of their infield, the Mets are still monitoring, because Tejada is not very good defensively, and that Drew should have taken the QO.

    I can’t believe that I just found out that the Braves signed Ervin Santana to 14.1M for 2014.

  38. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 13th, 2014 at 10:38 am

    I’m jazzed about the array we have for SP! And I’m comfortable with the offense potential. We have potential for power, table setting, and speed.

    But I don’t have a real handle on our bullpen. In fact, it seems that the majority of our pen has departed. I know we have DRob, and that’s always a good thing. Shawn Kelley and Claiborne. Oh and Betances, which should be a very good deal. But after that, who do we have?

  39. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 13th, 2014 at 10:40 am

    To me, Drew wildly overestimated his value and he might live to regret it.

  40. Yankee Trader March 13th, 2014 at 10:42 am

    Correct me if I’m wrong.

    Anna is another lefty bat, so he’ll likely start off in AAA. I imagine he has options left.
    Sizemore, if not quite ready can be sent to AAA but the Yankees will have to bring him up before May 1st, or risk losing him.
    Nunez has one option left.
    Solarte- does he, from what you’ve seen, offer the best balance as a utility infielder? Switch hitter, better defensively at the three infield positions?

  41. Ys Guy March 13th, 2014 at 10:43 am

    Still no indication of who’s going to be the cleanup hitter…

    …my money’s on soriano but I think Joe’s still undecided.

  42. Yankee Trader March 13th, 2014 at 10:46 am

    Trisha

    If I had to guess, at the moment the bullpen would be these seven:

    Robertson
    Kelley
    Thornton
    Claiborne
    Cabral-second lefty
    Betances
    One of Phelps, Warren, or Pineda

  43. Ys Guy March 13th, 2014 at 10:47 am

    I think Drew would help the Mets alot more than he would the Yankees.

    But unless he comes down quite a ways in his asking price, he’s not going to be on any team.

    Can’t say I feel bad seeingwatching a high profile Boras blunder though.

  44. Shame Spencer March 13th, 2014 at 10:47 am

    YT – I just say things like that so everyone can remind me I won the Best Looking Lohud Poster award (by a total of one vote, which was cast by myself).

  45. Yankee Trader March 13th, 2014 at 10:50 am

    Ys

    If today’s lineup vs the Orioles, is any possible indication, Jeter is 2, Beltran is 3, McCann clean up, protected by Soriano 5.

  46. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 13th, 2014 at 10:50 am

    Trader, you think the Japanese reliever will end up in AAA?

  47. mick March 13th, 2014 at 10:54 am

    betances has more of a shot than claibourne or cabral.
    the 2nd lefty is always a long shot.
    phelps and warren will both be in the pen.
    burawa and nuno have a shot as does fred lewis.

  48. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 13th, 2014 at 10:54 am

    “If today’s lineup vs the Orioles, is any possible indication, Jeter is 2, Beltran is 3, McCann clean up, protected by Soriano 5.”

    I’d take that 7 days of the week!

    Then you have the “conundrum” of where Gardner is going to be in the lineup. I automatically put Ellsbury at the top of the lineup, but maybe Joe will go for the hottest hand at any point in time. I like the idea of having bookend table setters, but not everybody goes for that. Or if not bookends, somewhere down in the lineup. With the players we have, I think you really deflate your power when you insist on having Ellsbury and Gardner at the top of the lineup. To me, it’s pure crazy, especially with the players we have!

  49. Yankee Trader March 13th, 2014 at 10:54 am

    However, the Yankees are facing a righthander, Bud Norris, so maybe it will be Soriano in the cleanup spot vs a lefty.

  50. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 13th, 2014 at 10:57 am

    Preston Claiborne did a really nice job for us. I think it would be a mistake to leave him out of the pen.

  51. Yankee Trader March 13th, 2014 at 10:58 am

    Mick

    Do you think Warren and Phelps will go North, because they both will likely be needed to give innings the first month or so, when the weather will possibly be iffy and the starters might not be able to pitch late into games?

  52. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 13th, 2014 at 10:58 am

    Lohud is loading painfully slow today – at least for me it is.

    We have several players who could be legitimate clean-up hitters.

  53. mick March 13th, 2014 at 11:00 am

    the pen will go thru changes as the season goes on
    burawa has thrown 95-97 and could be a wild card
    girardi is about earning the spot
    ST will determine who comes North.

  54. Ys Guy March 13th, 2014 at 11:01 am

    sori batted cleanup yesterday didn’t he?

    i think it will be ells, jeter, beltran, sori, tex, mccann, johnson roberts gardner most often.

    I think Joe sticks too much to where guys traditionally hit thus he’ll leave jeter 2nd and tex 5th, we’ll see if it works or how long he’ll stick with it.

  55. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 13th, 2014 at 11:01 am

    I love Nuno. Wish there was a spot for him.

  56. mick March 13th, 2014 at 11:01 am

    YT

    mick March 13th, 2014 at 10:54 am

    betances has more of a shot than claibourne or cabral.
    the 2nd lefty is always a long shot.
    phelps and warren will both be in the pen.
    burawa and nuno have a shot as does fred lewis.

  57. mick March 13th, 2014 at 11:04 am

    beltran is pushing berkman for 4th most HR’s by a switcher, about 8 behind.
    he should bat 3rd.
    Sori or McCann 4th dep. on the pitcher.
    Tex 6th.

  58. mick March 13th, 2014 at 11:05 am

    3 switchers in the lineup has girardi in nirvana.
    this team is so much better than last.
    next years will be better.

  59. Yankee Trader March 13th, 2014 at 11:08 am

    Attaching Mark Teixeira’s splits over last three years.

    Best when hitting 3rd, then 5th, and awful cleanup.

    http://espn.go.com/mlb/player/.....k-teixeira

    Tex might be a liability at #5 when batting from the left side.

  60. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 13th, 2014 at 11:10 am

    “3 switchers in the lineup has girardi in nirvana.
    this team is so much better than last.
    next years will be better.”

    I truly think we have potential nirvana with this team.

    Don’t know a lot about the Nats offense, but if they have it going on, they are going to be really tough to beat. Their pitching is sick.

  61. bbb51 March 13th, 2014 at 11:12 am

    mick March 13th, 2014 at 10:00 am
    Cervelli is major trade bait.
    What is his worth as a BUC here?

    McCann started 114 and 92 games at C the last two years, does that answer the question?

  62. bbb51 March 13th, 2014 at 11:13 am

    Sorry, 113 and 91.

  63. Shame Spencer March 13th, 2014 at 11:14 am

    @Iconic_Sports
    The Yankees play catch during a workout at their spring training complex in St. Petersburg. 1957. pic.twitter.com/ihg3lNbpFR

  64. Ys Guy March 13th, 2014 at 11:20 am

    The Natinals offense can be great when Werth and Zimmerman are healthy (although they are rarely both healthy). They need someone to step up in the 5 hole to protect Zim/Harper/Werth. With continued development by Harper and Rendon they could be a real beast.

    But the pitching is lights-out assuming Fister will be healthy.

  65. Yankee Trader March 13th, 2014 at 11:20 am

    Mick

    Thanks for the info on Beltran

    Mantle
    Murray
    Chipper Jones
    Berkman
    Beltran
    Chili Davis
    Teixeira

  66. Yankee Trader March 13th, 2014 at 11:22 am

    Have to run. Both games are on today.

    Have a great day. If you are again snowed in, stay warm.

    Until later.

  67. Ys Guy March 13th, 2014 at 11:24 am

    If Strassburg is healthy expect him to K a ton of hitters. The Met’s were 2nd in K’s last year and added Granderson, the Braves are good, but K like crazy and the Phils and Marlins are terrible.

  68. Mike R March 13th, 2014 at 11:32 am

    Anyone think Betances might be a good fit as the 8th inning guy? His stuff impresses me.

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