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Yankees announce Panama travel squad

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

Derek JeterPitchers
74 Bruce Billings
64 Cesar Cabral
62 Robert Coello
38 Preston Claiborne
40 Matt Daley
57 Chris Leroux
61 Jim Miller
30 David Robertson
52 CC Sabathia
63 Yoshinori Tateyama
43 Adam Warren
83 Chase Whitley

Catchers
29 Francisco Cervelli
80 Jose Gil
66 John Ryan Murphy
82 Gary Sanchez

Infielders
93 Dean Anna
2 Derek Jeter
72 Corban Joseph
86 Jose Pirela
89 Yangervis Solarte
98 Zelous Wheeler

Outfielders
65 Zoilo Almonte
36 Carlos Beltran
95 Adonis Garcia
11 Brett Gardner
73 Antoan Richardson
12 Alfonso Soriano

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35 Responses to “Yankees announce Panama travel squad”

  1. tomingeorgia March 13th, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    Villanova lost their #1 seed today, Mrs. Tom is bent out of shape. Wife #2, a Seaton Hall grad, should be happy, though. Why do I keep marrying Big East women?

  2. bigdan22 March 13th, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    Re-post:

    So what do you think of my boy Zolio? He just keeps slashing. Hitting the ball where it’s pitched and hitting pretty good pitching. Turned around 95 big time yesterday.

    It was interesting to hear Coney TWICE say what I’ve been saying the past few days. This guy needs to play in the major leagues. And not as a backup. He deserves starter time. Hell, last May I was calling on the Yanks to promote Zolio and platoon him with Wells (I also wanted Ichiro released last May too and replaced with Neal haha).

    Right now, Zolio and Nuno have better odds of having effective major league careers than just about any prospect in the Yankee system not named Murphy. But they are victims of Prospect Industry bias and it’s questionable whether they will ever get a real shot. They just got to keep plugging away. Like Boggs and Mattingly did. The “experts” didn’t think much of them either.

  3. bigdan22 March 13th, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    Re-post:

    Some more notes on today’s home game:

    –Will Jeter ever hit the ball in the air against a righty? I wonder what is the lowest BA Jeter can get away with this year and still keep the noise down? .250? I imagine if the Yanks are winning and Jeter is hitting .250 that would be ok. But if he’s in the .230s, I don’t know.

    –Nunie vs. Anna today for the last spot. Pretty much a draw. I saw a nice pick in the field for Nunez. He’s having a pretty good camp. Playing a lot of positions which is what the team wants out of him now.

    –Leroux is looking sharp. He doesn’t have a shot now because he’s not on 40 man but he may be an option down the road. I haven’t liked Claiborne for quite awhile now and he got knocked around good today. Something to watch.

    –Kenny was awesome during the broadcast. They showed an old pic of him from his playing days wearing the standard tight uniform of the times. Coney said, “hey look at that tight uni.” Kenny then replied, “yea, you saw the whole package in those days.” Awesome.

  4. bigdan22 March 13th, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    I don’t think anybody has any real idea of what type of pitcher Pineda will turn out to be. But based on today’s performance, and I, like many others, have not seen him pitch in two years, it is clear Pineda is not ready for prime time. If he faced a major league lineup today he would have giving up about 8 runs.

  5. tomingeorgia March 13th, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    Over/under on Jeter: .284, 150 hits. No chocolates. I’m over.

  6. blake March 13th, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    When is Zoilo gonna play on this team? He’s better than Ichiro but I’m not sure they want him rotting on the bench when he could be playing at Scranton

  7. blake March 13th, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    tomingeorgia says:
    March 13, 2014 at 5:22 pm
    Over/under on Jeter: .284, 150 hits. No chocolates. I’m over.

    Over!

  8. Giuseppe Franco March 13th, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    bigdan22 March 13th, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    –Kenny was awesome during the broadcast. They showed an old pic of him from his playing days wearing the standard tight uniform of the times. Coney said, “hey look at that tight uni.” Kenny then replied, “yea, you saw the whole package in those days.” Awesome.

    —-

    That reminds me of an unintentionally hilarious line from Harry Caray on WGN back in the 80s before my family had cable (and indoor plumbing).

    There was a young couple in the stands making out and the camera kept showing them between pitches.

    So after the 3rd or 4th time the camera shows this couple Harry begins to chuckle and says “Oh, I get it. He kisses her on the strikes and she kisses him on the balls.”

    That was probably close to 30 years ago but I’m not sure if I’ve stopped laughing yet.

  9. tomingeorgia March 13th, 2014 at 5:35 pm

    blake,
    I’m guessing more like .295 and 180.

  10. kd March 13th, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    i get the feeling they’re breaking camp with ichiro. if he just can’t hit at the mlb level they’ll release him

    not sure he has much trade value now

  11. bigdan22 March 13th, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    It isn’t Ichiro that’s blocking Zolio. It’s Gardner. Or more precisely, the Yankees by giving out three multi-year contracts to outfielders this off season. They’ve really tied their own hands. Unless they move Beltran to DH next year (and remember, there still is Arod), they have no room for their prospects in the near term. And no room to add a FA outfielder or a salary dump trade. Gardner and Ells will take up 2/3 of the outfield for the next FIVE years.

  12. Jerkface March 13th, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    4 outfielders has never been a problem with the Yankees.

  13. blake March 13th, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    tomingeorgia says:
    March 13, 2014 at 5:35 pm
    blake,
    I’m guessing more like .295 and 180.

    Yea me too….don’t know how much power he will hit for but I think he will get his hits

  14. UpState March 13th, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    In case anyone missed it :

    Nick Franklin :

    Orioles, Rays and Mets are teams discussing a deal with the Mariners for middle infielder Nick Franklin.

    Baltimore would be interested in using Franklin at second base.

    This may be a train we’re ready to miss.

    Are any of our ‘huggables’ as good or better ????

  15. UnKnown March 13th, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    Tom after that many divorces its not them its you. Thats pretty bad.

  16. m1kew March 13th, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    re: Yankees announce Panama travel squad

    Who’s on first?

  17. Shame Spencer March 13th, 2014 at 5:59 pm

    Trisha asked before about my prediction… I’m still mulling things over and hoping they add an INF. I see the team falling between 90-95 wins…… I’m just having trouble deciding on a final figure.

  18. austinmac March 13th, 2014 at 5:59 pm

    We watch Ichiro and see him for what he is. So do the other teams. I can’t imagine he has any trade value.

    I was hoping to see more fastball today, but I do agree some of it looked mechanical. it is very unlikely he will throw like he once did, but, as almost always, time will tell. There weren’t many regulars he faced today. Sustained success probably requires a 92 mph or more fastball. He has pretty good control and command. That helps. So does a darn good slider.

  19. sammiejohnson March 13th, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    Shame Spencer March 13th, 2014 at 5:59 pm

    Trisha asked before about my prediction… I’m still mulling things over and hoping they add an INF. I see the team falling between 90-95 wins…… I’m just having trouble deciding on a final figure.

    _______________________________________________

    Exactly. I am still waiting out my prediction, but I am in the same 90-95 range. I still think that there is a deal (or two) to be made before the end of the month.

  20. UpState March 13th, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    Comment from an Orioles fan :

    John Heyman is very close to Scott Boras.

    Heyman “publishes rumors” that are favorable to Boras clients all the time.

    Is this a commonly known ‘practice’ of Heyman’s ???

  21. Tabbert March 13th, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    Just got done reading the game thread… amazing how many people are trashing Pineda. Newsflash: we don’t need him to be a ace. We do have Nova, Kuroda, and Tanaka in the rotation as well. And even then, Montero has been a complete bust… If pineda is only a 5th starter, we already won the trade, and we’re paying the kid next to nothing. Also… most 5th starters don’t have a ” wipeout” pitch that can make every big league hitter look a like a child. So, i’m truly sorry that Pineda is not the mythical ace that you want him to be, but the fact is, we don’t need him to be. We just need a capable MLB pitcher in our rotation. I know that doesn’t sound sexy, but that’s a truly underrated thing to have. Most teams don’t have just have 5 solid, just good, pitchers in their rotation. It hard to come by. But, we might just have that this season. So just Chill. This is going to be a really good year.

  22. austinmac March 13th, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    UpState,

    Whether it’s true is hard to say, but many do believe Heyman and Boras help one another.

  23. blake March 13th, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    I don’t think they’ll release Ichiro just out of respect and the fact that they owe him money….surely they can eat the money and find somebody to take him

  24. austinmac March 13th, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    I have begun to make some eye test defense skills, range and the cost. Two thoughts come to mind. Soriano looks awful in the field. A single today ad an extra base a couple days ago. Derek has little side to side range. I’d say it cost one or two singles today many would have made.

    That’s completely subjective and based on a small screen view. I’m trying to get some sense visually how many bases or runs defense saves or gives up.

  25. kd March 13th, 2014 at 6:18 pm

    injuries happen. it’s good to have a guy with ichiro’s experience on the bench

  26. UpState March 13th, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    austinmac March 13th, 2014 at 6:12 pm
    UpState,

    Whether it’s true is hard to say, but many do believe Heyman and Boras help one another.
    ====================================

    THX !

    Is there a website with a ‘scorecard’ of what ‘writers’ are mouthpieces….
    for certain agents/certain players/certain GM’s ..etc.. ???

    Which sportswriters are actually fair towards the Yanks ???

    ….. or maybe too Pro-Yankee ?

    (Pretty sure the ‘anti-Yankee’ writers’ list is pretty long)

  27. tomingeorgia March 13th, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    Unknown,
    We’re all still friends. Different goals, is all.

  28. austinmac March 13th, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    Ichiro is a problem for the Yankees. It is hard to release an icon. That could jabe some repircussions. Yet, they must see Almonte has much more of a bat, adequate defense and speed. Plus, he might get better.

    The question is not what we can get for him, but at what amount, if any at all, would a team pay of his salary. If no one will pay, will they release him? I doubt it.

  29. Giuseppe Franco March 13th, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    Its true the Yanks don’t need Pineda to be an elite starter (at least not this season) but they did make that trade 2 years ago believing he was going to be an elite starter.

    Perhaps that’s why a number of people aren’t that impressed with him just yet.

  30. RadioKev March 13th, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    “Ichiro is a problem for the Yankees. It is hard to release an icon. That could jabe some repircussions. Yet, they must see Almonte has much more of a bat, adequate defense and speed. Plus, he might get better.

    The question is not what we can get for him, but at what amount, if any at all, would a team pay of his salary. If no one will pay, will they release him? I doubt it.”

    I think Ichiro is probably an adequate 4th outfielder. Not the optimal roster with him on it, but I think he’ll still be OK. If his play really drops off, then the team will do what’s necessary. Simple as that. Andruw Jones was phased out too.

  31. Hans Davenport March 13th, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    Ichiro is a problem for the Yankees. It is hard to release an icon.

    It’s tough to just toss the money down a snake hole. But untradeable contacts and players have been the Yankee’s M.O. for some time. As for an icon…. Never have seen him like that. Never got caught up in the Suzuki craze. He’s more like one of those green statues covered in pigeon mess.

  32. austinmac March 13th, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    I know it is not a final assignment, but Mitchell going to the AAA camp tells me they like him.

  33. hardwired7 March 13th, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    “Oh, I get it. He kisses her on the strikes and she kisses him on the balls.”

    Obviously they weren’t yet married.

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