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Romine batting cleanup in Sarasota

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Mar 15, 2014 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Ichiro Suzuki RF
Brian Roberts 2B
Kelly Johnson 3B
Austin Romine C
Ramon Flores LF
Mason Williams CF
Kyle Roller DH
Carmen Angelini SS
Francisco Arcia 1B

LHP Vidal Nuno

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43 Responses to “Romine batting cleanup in Sarasota”

  1. Yankee Trader March 15th, 2014 at 8:42 am

    I suspect 2/3rds of today’s lineup will be optioned back to the minor leagues by Monday after the Panama trip, since there are no more split squad games left.

    Kris Medlen, and now Brandon Beachy- both looking like they will need their second TJ surgery:

    “Medlen and Beachy would join fellow Brave Jonny Venters in attempting to be among the few pitchers to come back from multiple Tommy John surgeries and pitch at or near the same level as before.

    Andrews has placed the success rate at about 20 percent for pitchers to return to pre-surgery form after a second procedure, and the percentage has been higher for relievers than starters.”

  2. Yankee Trader March 15th, 2014 at 8:47 am

    From an early study at Penn:

    Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction in Major League Baseball Pitchers
    Brett W. Gibson, MD, David Webner, MD, G. Russell Huffman, MD, MPH, and Brian J. Sennett, MD
    From the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Penn Sports Medicine Center, Division of Sports Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Background: Ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction is commonly performed in major league pitchers, but little is known about pitching performance after a return to major league play.
    Hypothesis: Pitching performance after ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction returns to baseline by the second season after surgery.

    Methods: Data were reviewed for 68 major league pitchers who pitched in at least 1 major league game before undergoing ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction between 1998 and 2003. Mean innings pitched per season, earned run average, and walks and hits per inning pitched were compared for each major league pitcher before and after surgery. All demographic and performance variables were analyzed for an association with ulnar collateral ligament insufficiency and a successful return to major league play.

    Results: Fifty-six (82%) pitchers returned to major league play at a mean of 18.5 months after surgery with no significant change in mean earned run average or walks and hits per inning pitched. The mean innings pitched per season was not statistically dif- ferent from controls by the second season after surgery. Starting pitchers demonstrated a higher risk of ulnar collateral ligament injury requiring reconstruction. More experienced pitchers and those with a higher earned run average were less likely to require ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction. No factors predictive of a successful return to play were identified.

    Conclusion: Most major league pitchers return from ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction by the second season after surgery with no statistical change in mean innings pitched, earned run average, or walks and hits per inning pitched from preinjury levels.

  3. Cashmoney March 15th, 2014 at 8:51 am

    Morning YT. Tis the fragile nature of pitching… Medlen is a relatively small guy as well, which doesn’t bode well.

    Just read about Park and Griffin as well.

    Yanks are fortunate to have some depth in sp, but it’s an area, as usual, you want to have depth more than others.

  4. blake March 15th, 2014 at 9:08 am

    I know it’s spring training but this may be the worst Yankee lineup in history

  5. Yankee Trader March 15th, 2014 at 9:08 am

    Good morning Cash.

    Just trying to learn more, why the second surgery doesn’t bode well for starters.

    Here’s everything, including videos of the surgery, that anyone might want to know, or maybe not care to know about the Surgery!

    http://bleacherreport.com/arti.....-operation

    I don’t know if size makes a difference, unless it’s the increased velocity, which has been thought as one of the factors, which bigger pitchers “might” have(increased velocity). Other causes are overuse, and it’s not proven that any particular pitch , like the slider, is more prone to developing a torn UCL.

  6. Cashmoney March 15th, 2014 at 9:15 am

    There is no direct correlation between size and TJ recovery time, I just meant you are at disadvantage at start with a smaller guy as SP.

  7. Yankee Trader March 15th, 2014 at 9:17 am

    Blake

    The infield starting players haven’t been much better. Tex has one hit and it appears he will not be ready, at 100%, on opening day.
    Jeter will be there, but still appears rusty.
    Roberts- Who knows on him, a player so racked by injuries, that he could be on the DL at any given time.
    Johnson- having to concentrate on a new position as well as be prepared to play 1st and second.

    The Opening Day infielders could very well be:
    Johnson at first
    Roberts at 2nd or Anna/Solarte, etc
    Jeter at SS
    Nunez at 3rd

  8. Yankee Trader March 15th, 2014 at 9:22 am

    Blake and Cash

    As of now, with two weeks to go before the Opening Game with Houston, who is your #5, and which BP arms(7) are you taking North? Any of those arms own a 97 mph or greater heater with control?

  9. austinmac March 15th, 2014 at 9:27 am

    YT,

    If he continues to be healthy, I make Pineda the no.5.

    Bullpen–Robertson, Kelley, Thornton, Betances, Phelps, Warren and who else? I think a lefty but not sure who.

  10. blake March 15th, 2014 at 9:28 am

    As of now, with two weeks to go before the Opening Game with Houston, who is your #5, and which BP arms(7) are you taking North? Any of those arms own a 97 mph or greater heater with control?”

    As of now is hard to say…..but if Pineda stays healthy then he’s my 5th starter. I’m taking Betances and Phelps and Warren north in addition to the other guys that are locks like Robertson, Kelly, Thornton etc.

    For me Betances has been the story of the spring…..if he keeps pitching like he has then the bullpen won’t be a problem

  11. Yankee Trader March 15th, 2014 at 9:29 am

    “Joe Girardi had barely heard a comment concerning the weather in Panama when he blurted: “Ninety-eight, every day. Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Ninety-eight. The low is 75, and if you look during the middle of the day it’s not humid, but it gets humid at night. Believe me, I checked it out. It’s 98, 98, 98.”
    “I’m interested in going,” he said. “I’m excited. I want to see the Panama Canal; see things I’ve never seen.” He also wants to see how C. C. Sabathia performs in his next start, and assorted other things that a manager looks for during spring training.”

    Maybe the hot weather will allow CC to break the 90 mph threshold and beyond?

  12. blake March 15th, 2014 at 9:30 am

    My 25 man I think would be

    Jeter
    Roberts
    McCann
    Tex
    Ellsbury
    Gardner
    Beltran
    Soriano
    Ichiro
    Cervelli
    Ryan
    Drew
    Johnson

    Sabathia, Tanaka, Nova, Kuroda, Pineda

    Phelps, Robertson, Warren, Kelly, Betances, Thornton, Cabral

    This is assuming they can’t make a trade…..I’m taking Ichiro instead of Almonte because I don’t won’t Zoo riding the pine

  13. austinmac March 15th, 2014 at 9:31 am

    To 90 mph and beyond. We can hope.

  14. blake March 15th, 2014 at 9:32 am

    Unless Cashman has a trade up his sleeve there is no excuse for not signing Drew to a 1 year deal Hal…..no excuse. We know the payroll is 25 million less than last year…..you’re not fooling anybody.

  15. blake March 15th, 2014 at 9:33 am

    Tip for Yankee hitters today. Hit the ball to CF where Nellie Cruz will be lumbering

  16. Yankee Trader March 15th, 2014 at 9:34 am

    Good morning Austinmac

    Both you and Blake need one more pitcher. Claiborne hasn’t shown much this spring. Cabral as the second lefty? Thornton hasn’t looked good either. Montgomery, Miller, or one of some other teams rejects that they currently have, or who might become available soon?

  17. Cashmoney March 15th, 2014 at 9:34 am

    Pineda, if healthy, will be No. 5, because I firmly believe that’s what NYY want. It doesn’t mean that I don’t believe he will get knock around.

    BP goes, same list as Mac, I guess Cabral, Lewis and Burawa can take the last spot.

  18. austinmac March 15th, 2014 at 9:37 am

    Blake,

    One of the writers made a point the other day each day that passes makes Drew less likely because it doesn’t give him a chance to practice at other positions. It makes such sense, but Hal can be senseless, as we have seen.

    All winter I have said(not Dan :)), they can only add via free agency since they have little to trade of real value. That hasn’t changed. Sign Drew for two years.

  19. Yankee Trader March 15th, 2014 at 9:39 am

    Blake

    I see you added Cabral.

    That would be my 25, except Drew won’t be signed, and if he is , won’t be ready for OD. It will be Nunez playing third and Johnson at first, with Tex on the DL or staying in Tampa to work on fine tuning his swing. Then Solarte, Anna, or someone from another team will go North.

  20. blake March 15th, 2014 at 9:40 am

    One of the writers made a point the other day each day that passes makes Drew less likely because it doesn’t give him a chance to practice at other positions. It makes such sense, but Hal can be senseless, as we have seen.”

    Eh….he just needs a week or so. Drew would be better than Johnson at 3B right now

  21. Cashmoney March 15th, 2014 at 9:40 am

    Pat M. My Top 5 Bovada over/under are as of the followings…

    Detroit over 891/2
    Baltimore over 801/2
    Mets over 73 1/2
    Phillies over 761/2
    Cincinnati over 841/2

  22. austinmac March 15th, 2014 at 9:41 am

    YT,

    I didn’t like the Thornton signing with his diminishing velocity. Clairborne looks rightfully ticketed to SWB. Montgomery looks like a one trick pony. Burawa or Cabral is probably my last guy, although Lewis is a possibility. Lewis throws harder than I thought, but his slider looked a bit shaky.

  23. blake March 15th, 2014 at 9:43 am

    If it’s true that waiting past opening day means drew won’t have a draft pick attached anymore for next winter then I could certainly see him waiting past that at this point

  24. Yankee Trader March 15th, 2014 at 9:44 am

    There might be some trade value now, that wasn’t clearly there back in October. Players ready to play in the bigs right now.
    Cervelli
    Almonte
    Betances
    Murphy

    Would hold onto Betances, but would give up the others in the right deal.

  25. blake March 15th, 2014 at 9:45 am

    Honestly I think Warren might end up a factor at the back end…..his stuff plays up a little in relief.

    In an ideal world you’d have Warren and Kelly kinda being those 6th and 7th inning relievers…..Betances setting up and Robertson closing.

    Obviously it’s not gonna start out like that…..but if the stars align that’s how things will end up. Betances looks dominant as a reliever

  26. austinmac March 15th, 2014 at 9:45 am

    I thought Drew has to wait until June 1st not to be tied to a draft pick. Is that wrong?

  27. Hans Davenport March 15th, 2014 at 9:47 am

    jmills March 14th, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    Danny Gare was a great 50 scorer for Buffalo as well. Beat Dryden in the playoffs I believe in ‘ 75?

    Taro Tsujimoto never realized his potential with Buffalo.

  28. Yankee Trader March 15th, 2014 at 9:47 am

    Blake

    It might be later than opening day, when you could sign Drew and not give up a draft pick. Ask Cash.

  29. Cashmoney March 15th, 2014 at 9:48 am

    blake, I think G will sneak in Betance in some 6-7 high leverage situations to start…

  30. Cashmoney March 15th, 2014 at 9:50 am

    I find this fact shocking, then I thought about it… still find it shocking!

    The process teaches you patience. It also teaches you to read the tea leaves: Martin is entering the second of his two-year, $17 million contract; he isn’t likely to break his own record for the richest deal ever given a free agent by the Pirates.

  31. Yankee Trader March 15th, 2014 at 9:53 am

    Who are the potential starting position players at AAA?
    Canzler 1B
    Anna 2B
    Solarte SS
    Sizemore 3B
    Almonte LF
    Flores CF????
    Garcia RF
    Murphy/Romine C

  32. Yankee Trader March 15th, 2014 at 9:59 am

    Mac and Blake

    I found it in MLBTR’s. It’s June 5th. At that time they were referencing Santana, Drew, and Morales.

    “If any of the three compensation free agents is willing to wait until June 5th to sign, the draft pick compensation issue goes away and the players can be signed without forfeiture of a pick. The old teams, the Royals, Red Sox, and Mariners, would not gain a supplemental round pick in that scenario. If those teams perceive that threat to be real, it provides an incentive for them to explore deals to bring back Santana, Drew, and Morales, respectively.”

  33. Yankee Trader March 15th, 2014 at 10:02 am

    Where is our friend MTU?

  34. austinmac March 15th, 2014 at 10:04 am

    YT,

    Thanks for your usual good info. You are in my top five MVP(poster) candidate.

  35. MTU March 15th, 2014 at 10:04 am

    YT-

    He is right here.

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  36. Cashmoney March 15th, 2014 at 10:06 am

    YT, I think the initial combo will be Nunez/KJ/Robert at 2b/3b… still murky, the situation is highly fluid lol. A lot murk, I will wait til the 25 man roster is set.

  37. Cashmoney March 15th, 2014 at 10:08 am

    I do know for a certainty that blake is rooting for Prime Time to start 2b or 3b.

  38. Yankee Trader March 15th, 2014 at 10:08 am

    Austinmac

    Thanks for the compliment , but I’m just trying to do the research, and learn more from all of you terrific posters,with “gobs” of information.

    And voila, here is MTU! Ask and you shall receive. :)

  39. MTU March 15th, 2014 at 10:10 am

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

    MTU

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