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Pregame notes: “I don’t feel good right now, man”

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jun 14, 2014 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Derek Jeter, Carlos Beltran

Carlos Beltran is healthy. He’s able to swing a bat with little more than tightness in his right elbow, and he’s been able to play light catch with no problem whatsoever. But being healthy is one thing. Being productive is another.

Since coming off the disabled list, Beltran is hitting just .129/.156/.194 with 10 strikeouts in eight games.

“I don’t feel good (at the plate) right now, man,” Beltran said. “It feels like some days I feel better, then the next day, back to not feeling good. It has to come. I just need to stick with the plan and continue to go to the cage and work on the things I have always worked. It’s got to come.”

Beltran is out of the lineup tonight — makes some sense to sit a switch hitter against a guy with reverse splits — but he said he still takes this as a work day.

“Day off for me, I will take it physically,” Beltran said. “But I’ve still got to go through BP and go to the cage and continue to work. … Physically I feel fine. It’s just more timing, more kind of being in between and sometimes feeling for the baseball; not taking my full swings. Things like that.”

Notorious for taking a ton of swings before and between games, Beltran said the elbow issue has not caused him to seriously alter his hitting routine. He needs to get his timing back, and he’s trying to get the swings necessary to make that happen.

“He’s fighting through it,” Joe Girardi said. “He’s had some productive hits for us. You look at the ball he hit last night — if it’s a day game, it’s probably a home run here. But we talked about it. It could take some time to get his timing going. And he’s played everyday since he’s been back so I figured just give him a day and I think he’ll continue to get better.”

Brian Roberts• Against one of the better left-handed starters in baseball, Girardi is using as many left-handed hitters as possible. That’s because Scott Kazmir has a good changeup and extreme reverse splits this season. Lefties are hitting .276/.333/.293 against him. Right-handers are hitting just .195/.245/.303. Brian McCann is in there instead of John Ryan Murphy, Ichiro Suzuki is in there for Beltran and Kelly Johnson is in there for Brian Roberts. “Kazmir has obviously had a ton of success against right handers this year,” Girardi said. “We didn’t do much off of him last time (when) we had a ton of right handers in there.”

• Also a factor is the fact Roberts fouled a ball off his right knee again last night. Girardi said he expects to give Roberts tomorrow’s game off too so that he gets three days in a row. “I told him I could play,” Roberts said. “Sore? Yeah. But do you ever have a day you’re not sore?”

• Brendan Ryan said his elbow is fine after last night’s hit by pitch. None issue, he said.

• Beltran played catch again today and said he stretched out to 25 throws at 90 feet to go with another 25 throws at 60 feet. He expects to stretch out even more tomorrow. No issues with the elbow so far. Also no time table on when he might be a defensive option again. “It feels fine, man,” Beltran said. “Sometimes I just feel a little bit tight, but I don’t feel the pain that I felt when I first hurt my elbow. Every day is getting better. I still have to come here, get treatment and try to make everything loose and continue.”

• As for that occasional tightness, Beltran said it comes and goes quickly. “It’s one of those things where, it happens and goes away real quick,” he said.

• Girardi said the Yankees have basically told Beltran that being able to throw is secondary. If playing light catch causes even the slightest problem, Beltran has been told to alert the team. “So far, so good. No complaints,” Girardi said. “We’ve told him, ‘If you feel anything, you got to let us know because we’ll just shut it down.’”

• Yangervis Solarte is back in the lineup after getting last night’s game off. He’s been slumping lately. “I think (the day off) will help him,” Girardi said. “I think a lot of times when you’re struggling guys can benefit from an off day when they can turn their mind off a little bit and just relax and regroup and get a little more energy.”

• The Yankees today announced the following 2014 First-Year Player draft pick signings: LHP Jacob Lindgren (Rd. 2); RHP Austin DeCarr (3); RHP Jordan Foley (5); RHP Jonathan Holder (6); LHP Derek Callahan (16); RHP Corey Holmes (20) and RHP Lee Casas (28). The Yankees?also signed post-draft free agent RHP Michael Noteware from Lewis-Clark State College).

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151 Responses to “Pregame notes: “I don’t feel good right now, man””

  1. Pat M. June 14th, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    Someone needs to place a missing person report on the individual who went / goes by the name Tarheel. He’s seems to have been abducted ….

  2. bigdan22 June 14th, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    “Lefties are hitting .276/.333/.293 against him.”

    ——

    That certainly plays right into the power of the Yanks’ left-handed hitters.

    Frankly, with this lineup, it doesn’t matter a whole lot who’s pitching.

  3. mick June 14th, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    Thanks for that Chad and Pat M…

  4. mick June 14th, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    So as soon as we get to Kazmir and a righty, we see Beltran for Soriano.

  5. Tar June 14th, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    PAT M

    There is a direct correlation between what happened with Randy Johnson in his early days and Dellin Betances.

    The difference is the M’s were smart and the Yankees….. well they didn’t even know how many options he had. So because of that, and trying to get some value out of him, they turned him into a RP.

    The irony is he can in fact be an example of a successful SP Yankee developed prospect. SMH

    Oh and read this about RJ’s early wild days.

    http://www.mercurynews.com/spo.....i_11810653

  6. Tar June 14th, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    Here you go Pat M I know you are at drinking at the Airport lounge so I’ll make it easy. :D

    “I saw kids that were light years ahead of me. I threw harder, but they had everything else with it: fluid mechanics, off-speed pitches. They just looked like a big league pitcher compared to me. I was throwing 98 mph, but I was throwing to the backstop — literally.”
    ——
    “He was easily rattled out there,” Gardner said. “He was unpolished. He was capable of walking the bases loaded and striking out the side. He was wild and didn’t have good mechanics.

    ——
    “The next year for Alou’s club at West Palm, Johnson walked 94 in 120 innings. There were games in which Johnson was incredibly wild — Alou recalled he once threw a pitch over the chicken wire and into the stands — but the manager was under orders that he throw at least 75 pitches.”

    —–
    The next year found Johnson at Double-A Jacksonville, where he walked 128 in 140 innings. Then Triple-A Indianapolis the following season, where he balked 20 times in 19 starts.”

    —–

    Three years after the trade, he made the mechanical adjustment that changed everything. Nolan Ryan watched Johnson throwing in the bullpen at Texas before a game in 1992 and noted that he landed on his right heel. Ryan and Texas Rangers pitching coach Tom House suggested Johnson instead land on the ball of his right foot.

    “Everything is a chain reaction from there,” Johnson said.”

  7. SweetSpot June 14th, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    There is no correlation whatsoever in comparing a lock hall of fame pitcher who had over 300 wins and a relief pitcher who has started 1 game in the show.

  8. pete22 June 14th, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    mick June 14th, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    The Yanks will be back in 1st next week after they annihilate the blue jays.
    =======================

    I predicted last week they could be in 1st by July 1, but looks like I was too pessimistic :lol:

  9. mick June 14th, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    I predicted last week they could be in 1st by July 1, but looks like I was too pessimistic
    ======================================
    6 of 9 next two weeks vs b jays…6/25 by the latest.

  10. Tar June 14th, 2014 at 9:07 pm

    ” he made the mechanical adjustment that changed everything.”

    hmmm…………. that sound vaguely familiar…is there a Yankee prospect that might have made a “mechanical adjustment” that has changed everything.

  11. SweetSpot June 14th, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    No, but there is a Yankee who made the transition to relieving, allowing him to pitch from the stretch and only have to throw two pitches.

  12. mick June 14th, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    Why throw Beltran on the side?
    He can’t pitch..

  13. mick June 14th, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    SS-Why make the same mistake they made with Joba?

  14. mick June 14th, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    Dave Winfield will be at the next 6 NYY-B. Jay games in case they need help killing them off.

  15. mick June 14th, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    Beltran looks a little fat in the face.

  16. J. Alfred Prufrock June 14th, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    Hey Tar, thanks for that link.

    That’s a great story, maybe an instructive one, too.

    What puts Dellin ahead of the game is that he has the offspeed to complement the big fastball, including a legitimately great breaking pitch, and that change.

    Girardi did say “never say never.” But I think it’s going to be like trying to take that blanket away from Linus.

  17. SweetSpot June 14th, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    That’s debatable Mick, but in any event they are two different pitchers. I think the Yankees have developed Betances perfectly. They worked him up through the system and when he failed as a starter had him make the transition to the pen which has led to the Yankees having possibly one of the if not the best relief pitchers in baseball. And they worked him slowly to help build his confidence and refine his skills. Look what we have and how much he benefits the team.

  18. yankeefeminista June 14th, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    Charleston RiverDogs ?@ChasRiverDogs 21m
    Bottom 7th inning, still 3-1 #RiverDogs on top! Final line for Luis Severino: 6 IP, 3 hitts, 1 run, 1 BB, 8 K. Retired his last 12 batters!!

  19. Tar June 14th, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    Hey J ALfred

    I wish Cashman would read and learn more about Randy Johnson’s early days. Fat chance of that happening i’m sure.

  20. J. Alfred Prufrock June 14th, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    Final line for Luis Severino: 6 IP, 3 hitts, 1 run, 1 BB, 8 K. Retired his last 12 batters!!
    ///

    I like it! :D

  21. mick June 14th, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    SS-
    The reason a few want him back right away is that they are afraid he will be such a success in the pen and never have a chance to start again.
    God forbid he becomes a great closer.

  22. yankeefeminista June 14th, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    MiLB.com ?@MiLB
    #Yankees prospect Peter O’Brien hits his 23rd HR of the season, 13th with @TrentonThunder. Watch LIVE: http://atmilb.com/1pwi7fJ

  23. SweetSpot June 14th, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    Tar no idea what that acronym refers to, you seem to drift into personal attacks on almost every thread cut it out. The point is that there is no comparison whatsoever between Johnson and Betances. If you believe there is fine, I don’t. You cannot in my opinion “assume” the same skill set, level of talent and results for two different hurlers. Betances failed abysmally as a starter and the Yankees were astute enough to face that reality and to adapt with outstanding results.

  24. yankeefeminista June 14th, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock June 14th, 2014 at 9:19 pm
    Final line for Luis Severino: 6 IP, 3 hitts, 1 run, 1 BB, 8 K. Retired his last 12 batters!!
    ///

    I like it!
    __
    Fast track him!

  25. J. Alfred Prufrock June 14th, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    Tar,

    Go into fangraphs sometime and take a look at what Deal is doing to LHB, especially at home.

    Basically, what keeps pinstriped right-handed power pitchers up nights, is candy to a baby for Betances. No one gets the ball in the air against him, and he’s got a 50 percent K rate against them. Imagine if he integrated that change more often.

  26. mick June 14th, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    The Yanks are in the midst of developing 3 new starters and a few want to disrupt that?

  27. SweetSpot June 14th, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    mick June 14th, 2014 at 9:19 pm
    SS-The reason a few want him back right away is that they are afraid he will be such a success in the pen and never have a chance to start again.
    God forbid he becomes a great closer.
    __________________

    He’s been an immeasurable help to the team. Having the ability to throw two innings before Robertson essentially means you only need 6 innings from your starter. Understanding days off and other factors and relievers of course.

  28. SweetSpot June 14th, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    Whoever that is I’m not them. Stick to baseball please.

  29. Cashmoney June 14th, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    back, saturday night, I got to wait til 10 pm to watch my yanks.

  30. Hankflorida June 14th, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    mick says:
    June 14, 2014 at 9:10 pm
    SS-Why make the same mistake they made with Joba

    This team will not score 850 runs like the Swisher/Martin years, and if they did Betances could
    stay in the pen. Tanaka and another dominant arm is what the Yanks need especially in the Stadium. If not Betances who?

  31. Tar June 14th, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    J ALfred

    “I thought you might be interested” in that. Will check out FG

  32. mick June 14th, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    You have already posted that you are not WCYF.. so to now say I have no idea what that acronym refers to is ridiculous….
    =======================
    and that is illogical.

  33. mick June 14th, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    If not Betances who?
    ===============
    after you answer my question.

  34. mick June 14th, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    betances is no lock to succeed as a starter.

  35. J. Alfred Prufrock June 14th, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    WCYF – You’d have to know what his “skillset” is to be able to say the two sets are not comparable, no?

  36. SweetSpot June 14th, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    Hankflorida June 14th, 2014 at 9:25 pm
    mick says:
    June 14, 2014 at 9:10 pm
    SS-Why make the same mistake they made with Joba

    This team will not score 850 runs like the Swisher/Martin years, and if they did Betances could
    stay in the pen. Tanaka and another dominant arm is what the Yanks need especially in the Stadium. If not Betances who?
    _______________

    Well, they certainly wouldn’t be making any transition this year so there is plenty of time to address the rotation for 2015. I think (without speculating as to health) you start with Tanaka, Nova, Sabathia, Pineda, Phelps and Whitley and you have trades and free agent signings to improve on that.

  37. mick June 14th, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    joba is a starter.
    montero is babe ruth.
    betances is randy johnson.
    it never ends…

  38. Cashmoney June 14th, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    Hank, I am also a member of Homeruns wanted anonymous club. it is the ultimate equalizer. but having average and power is not a mutually exclusive idea. The players who possess both hit tools are becoming rare in the post roid age.

  39. SweetSpot June 14th, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    mick June 14th, 2014 at 9:28 pm
    betances is no lock to succeed as a starter.
    ___________

    Agreed. It’s absolutely absurd in my opinion to take a pitcher who might be the best reliever in baseball for years to come and throw that away to have him “try” to succeed at something he’s already failed at.

  40. mick June 14th, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    how do you know he is a he?
    he just might be a dude playing a dude but not know what dude he is…

  41. Cashmoney June 14th, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    Yanks have constructed a team in as such that they forcing to look for power middle inf bat in order to add balance to this lineup, that can be talk task.

    If you can’t do that, then you have to rethink such alignment, trading Gardner is step 1 to me.

  42. Cashmoney June 14th, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    *a tall task.

  43. chicken_stanley June 14th, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    Good evening all… I just logged on thinking I would get to dig into some post game analysis (thought today was a day game :) ) Turns out, I logged in just in time !!

  44. mick June 14th, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    something like this tar:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rwks9NneeUM

  45. Tar June 14th, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    If you can’t do that, then you have to rethink such alignment, trading Gardner is step 1 to me.”

    Strengthening the rotation would be my first step. Know any possible dominating starters who might be had cheap??? :D

  46. SweetSpot June 14th, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    Tar you’re hard to understand. Here we all are having a perfectly reasonable baseball conversation and once again, as you are so wont to do, you take off on some absurd personal craziness that one would expect from teenage girls. I’ve seen you do it to others time and time again. Please just stick to baseball, if you want to target my opinions feel free. Enough. Thanks.

  47. Cashmoney June 14th, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    good evening chicken.

  48. chicken_stanley June 14th, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    Good to see you Cash

  49. jmills June 14th, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    I’ve decided, Bernie Parent is my goalie. Wendel is with me, why not?

  50. j9d June 14th, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    God Beltran appears to be cashing in on this deal
    with no ambition to power through this rough spot. He wants his check. The Yankees are telling him to play. He doesn’t want to do it. Sad sad situation.

  51. Tar June 14th, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    “Tar you’re hard to understand.”

    I think I have made it perfectly clear…. you are dishonest. And I have no desire to discuss or target anything with you. Thanks

  52. Cashmoney June 14th, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    Yanks need another big bat. JMO.

  53. mick June 14th, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    mills….no clips for you

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNwbjcuQUv8

  54. yankeefeminista June 14th, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    Teixeira scratched; great!

  55. MTU June 14th, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    The Yankees are preparing to offer SS Dermis Garcia a 3.6 Million dollar signing bonus.

    That is more than they ponied up for Sanchez who was considered a top prospect when he was signed

    This kid must be awesome.

    :shock:

  56. mick June 14th, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    This could be a good IGT tonite, if I decide to appear , of course….

  57. Missing Cano June 14th, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    Daniel Barbarisi @DanBarbarisi
    Mark teixeira scratched at the last minute with tightness in his left rib cage. Brian mccann moves over to first base.

  58. yankeefeminista June 14th, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    Bryan Hoch ?@BryanHoch 5m
    Yankees have changed the lineup. Mark Teixeira scratched with left ribcage tightness.

  59. yankeefeminista June 14th, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    “one would expect from teenage girls”

    Please keep gender stereotyping out of your discussion. TIA.

  60. Tar June 14th, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    Yanks need another big bat. JMO.”

    That certainly wouldn’t hurt. If you trade GGBG you have LF, RF, DH and 2B open for improvement. Any candidates?

  61. mick June 14th, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    Yankees have changed the lineup. Mark Teixeira scratched with left ribcage tightness.
    =================
    bad chicken?

  62. yankeefeminista June 14th, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    McCann now playing 1B, Murph catching.

  63. chicken_stanley June 14th, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    Michelle B – If you’re out there… chicken pita is at it again!

  64. MTU June 14th, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    Tex just can’t seem to stay healthy.

    What’s next ?

    Throws his arm out tightening his belt ?

    Sneezes and fractures a rib ?

    :(

  65. mick June 14th, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    Beltran must be hurt.
    Could have moved Johnson to 1st, Solarte to 3B, Ryan to 2B.

  66. SweetSpot June 14th, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    Sigh. No Tex that hurts.

  67. Tar June 14th, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    Damn Tex has really looked good this year… but all these nagging injuries…….

  68. J. Alfred Prufrock June 14th, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    jd9,

    I don’t think Beltran just wants to cash a check. He twice has put himself in position to get badly hurt in an attempt to make a catch (on one – he did hurt himself) and he has genuinely wanted to be a Yankee for years.

    I think Carlos is just a guy on the wrong side of 30 who will be compromised for much of the 3-year deal. It’s too bad George preferred getting a washed up Unit to an in-prime Beltran back in 2005.

    btw, you still posting from abroad?

  69. j9d June 14th, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    YF

    I kind of like that set up. Let’s see how it works.

  70. Cashmoney June 14th, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    Any candidates?
    —–
    well tar, If they are looking for one, I imaging realistic it will this OS. There aren’t that many around. Yanks can inquire about Jbau if the jays flame out. but realistic i can think of Hamilton and kemp.

  71. Missing Cano June 14th, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    Yanks can just put Morales at 1b tonight and ohhhhhh

  72. yankeefeminista June 14th, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    j9d, agree.

    MTU, let’s hope Garcia can stay at SS; video and a scouting report on Garcia below if you haven’t seen it:

    http://sbb.scout.com/2/1368822.html

  73. Barry June 14th, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    Hank,
    Runs are down. The 850 runs you wrote about are mythical and irrelevant in todays baseball world. We may do okay just as we are.

  74. mick June 14th, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    B. Jays lose again…

  75. ScottinSJ June 14th, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    The age and fragility of this team will catch up to them. That, plus the fact that McCann and Beltran suck of course.

  76. mick June 14th, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    1 in the lost column to B Jays.

  77. j9d June 14th, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    J Alfred

    I know. I am just frustrated with Beltran beyond measure. I had big hopes and plans for him as a Yankee. It’s not his fault for being injured. He might show great stuff in late season.

  78. Tar June 14th, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    “well tar, If they are looking for one, I imaging realistic it will this OS. There aren’t that many around. Yanks can inquire about Jbau if the jays flame out. but realistic i can think of Hamilton and kemp.”

    Wow Cashmoney you really are thinking big. Those names are game changers.

    This is all because of it being Jete’s last year and you want him to go out a winner really bad right????..nod head in agreement. :D

  79. Cashmoney June 14th, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    internally, I think you got some candidates that could become a offensive force in 2 years. Judge, Bird, Obrien etc, etc…

  80. bruceb June 14th, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    Just when you get a settled lineup and a bit of momentum…Tex and Beltran out again. Not exactly a surprise though.

  81. ScottinSJ June 14th, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    Beltran being out is no loss, but Tex hurts.

  82. yankeefeminista June 14th, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    Not a surprise is the point. We need a younger middle of lineup with older types as complementary pieces not the family jewels.

  83. MTU June 14th, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    YF-

    I haven’t but the link requires some sort of membership.

  84. MTU June 14th, 2014 at 10:01 pm

    Enjoy he game folks.

    :)

  85. yankeefeminista June 14th, 2014 at 10:01 pm

    MTU, McDaniel said that one was free; it isn’t working without a sign in?

  86. mick June 14th, 2014 at 10:01 pm

    bedtime MTU?

  87. yankeefeminista June 14th, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    MTU: “Scouting Report on Garcia:

    Last January, Garcia’s swing was upright, narrow and somewhat lazy while yesterday, he showed the best combination of hitting tools and balanced swing mechanics I’ve seen this week. Garcia is stronger now but also matured, growing into his 6’2/190 frame and leveraging those newfound abilities in a more efficient swing. Garcia launched a number of homers to his pull side yesterday, flashing plus raw power that was also the best I’ve seen this week.
    It’s not all positives, as Garcia didn’t get a hit in his two at-bats, striking out and flying out. His in-game approach didn’t look like anything to worry about as his fly out was against a well-placed changeup from one of the top July 2nd pitchers on the market. While his balance and hitting tools are both very good, I’m not nuts about how he loads his hands and how his hands’ first movement from the loaded position is sometimes down, though both should be fixable with pro instruction given Garcia’s age.
    Garcia has enough defensive ability that you can’t rule out him sticking at shortstop. There have been examples, like Xander Bogaerts and Reid Brignac among recent AL East examples, of bigger athletes that look ticketed for third base in A-Ball that eventually worked their way into becoming big league shortstops with work. If I had to guess, I’d say Garcia ends up at third base and that seems to be the assumption with scouts, but the bat easily profiles if that happens.
    Garcia’s arm strength and speed are both about average now, though many 16-year old prospects improve those tools from this young age with physical maturity (which is why SS is still a possibility). That improvement is much rarer to see at at older ages, like at age 18 (high school) or 21 (college) with domestic amateurs. Garcia recently turned 16 and his January 7th, 1998 birthdate makes him younger than many of the top prospects in his class. To readers of Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers it won’t come as a surprise that the top July 2nd prospects tend to be born near the beginning of the window that, for this class, ranges from September 1, 1997 to August 31, 1998.
    Outlook
    I think the part of this that fans will find most interesting is where Garcia is expected to sign. I was asked on twitter this week when I”ll start reporting club/player connections and I said it would be much closer to July 2nd, since many of them don’t materialize until then anyway and I like reporting them in bulk. That said, it wasn’t hard to figure out Garcia’s market. He is one of the players that is widely believed in the industry to have a deal in place and every source I talked to said Garcia has a verbal deal with the Yankees.
    As mentioned in basically every article I’ve written on this year’s July 2nd market (see links at the top of the page), the Yankees are widely expected to shatter international spending records this year and sources indicate all their verbal deals so far are with hitters. I’ll reemphasize as I’ve said before that these verbal deals are non-binding and still fall apart for various reasons but, anecdotally speaking, deals done this early in the process stick something like 90% of the time. Multiple sources have indicated the deal with Garcia is for $3.0 million.
    In my opinion, that isn’t an inflated offer the Yankees used to blow the market away, though New York did appear to do this in other rumored deals. I’m betting multiple other clubs would offer something close to $3.0 million for Garcia; often players take slightly lower than what they may get later in the process to get a deal done early. This would be the biggest international bonus for the Yankees since they gave Dominican C Gary Sanchez $3.0 million.”

  88. Cashmoney June 14th, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    There were two ways they could have gone about it Tar, start selling temporary pieces for some futures or they could have spent more money in plugging in some more holes. intuitively you would think a guy spent 210m wants to win so why not buy more to make sure of it, but i don’t govern their finances.

    honest opinion, I think yanks is a slightly above average team as we stand and they won’t have the juice to make it to playoff. It’s my assessment, yanks will ultimately prove it right or wrong.

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