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Posted by: Brian Heyman - Posted in Misc on Jun 17, 2014 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Gardner LF

Jeter SS

Ellsbury CF

Teixeira 1B

McCann C

Beltran DH

Suzuki RF

Roberts 2B

Johnson 3B

(Tanaka P)

 

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  1. G. Love June 17th, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    Is the Solarte era officially over? They’re sitting him against a righty.

    Hopefully, they’re showcasing Kelly Johnson for a deal this week. I’d much rather have both Johnson and Solarte in the lineup at home since both have potential to hit it out to RF.

  2. blake June 17th, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    “Is the Solarte era officially over? They’re sitting him against a righty”

    It lasted longer than the Pineda era if so……

  3. G. Love June 17th, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    The Pineda era will never be over blake. I told you, he’s the groundhog. Once a year he’ll come out of his hole dripping in pine tar and decree “six more weeks” only to disappear again.

  4. blake June 17th, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    There was like 2 or 3 weeks there where I thought Pineda and Tanaka were gonna give is a dominant 25 year old duo……LMAO

  5. blake June 17th, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    The Pineda era will never be over blake. I told you, he’s the groundhog. Once a year he’ll come out of his hole dripping in pine tar and decree “six more weeks” only to disappear again.”

    Seriously…..he never goes away and never really does anything either. A tease always …..

  6. G. Love June 17th, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    There was one day when I thought Tanaka, Pineda and Nova were the future of the Yankees.

    1 out of 3 ain’t bad in baseball.

    I also once thought Jeff Weaver was a steal when we got him…

  7. G. Love June 17th, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    Grady Sizemore DFA’d? FakePete must comment.

  8. MTU June 17th, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    Good afternoon.

    It was a nice dream for however long it lasted.

  9. bigdan22 June 17th, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    In the Post this morning, one of writers said that even though Girardi hadn’t hinted it, he wouldn’t be surprised if Johnson replaced Solarte now since Johnson had a pretty good weekend and Solarte is slumping. I discounted that as pretty much speculation but obviously the writer was on to something. But even discounting that notion, it got me thinking why, once again, Johnson never plays second base?

    I’ve been a huge supporter of Solate getting playing time since the first week of Spring Training. And I’m totally ok with playing Johnson over Solarte now if Girardi in his wisdom thinks Johnson gives the Yanks the best chance of winning. But I’m still mystified why Johnson never gets at bats for Roberts when Roberts all season long hasn’t been half the hitter Solarte has been. Girardi doesn’t play Johnson at 2b even when he’s resting Roberts. That’s so he can say, like he said a couple days ago when he was asked why Johnson was playing 3b and Solarte 2b, even though Johnson has far more experience in his career at 2b and has pretty much been a butcher at 3b, that Johnson hasn’t played second base all year and the Yanks don’t want to change that now.

    All of this is really designed, in my opinion, so that under no circumstances will Johnson ever be considered a permanent or even a temporary alternative to Roberts at 2b. So I continue to ask the question, why does Roberts rate? What has he done the last several years to guarantee a spot in the lineup. Is he Jeter. Or Gardner? Or Ellsbury?

    (Shaking head)

  10. MTU June 17th, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    Significant test for Tanaka tonight.

    1st time he has had to face an AL East opponent for the 2nd time.

    I’m betting the Jays are aggressive swinging early in the count.

    You don’t want Tanaka to get ahead of you.

    In turn, I would hope that Tanaka turns the tables and uses that agggressiveness against them.

    ;)

  11. Chip June 17th, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    Red Sox are cutting Grady Sizemore because he’s not playing well and they want to play younger guys who may generate better results.

    *sigh*

  12. MTU June 17th, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    Dan-

    Good post.

    I agree with you.

    Roberts has been nothing special.

  13. Madrugador June 17th, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    Chip June 17th, 2014 at 1:02 pm
    Open question:

    Based on their production and expected production, which of these three contracts is the worst one on the team:

    Alex – $60 mil between 2015 – 2017
    Tex – $44 mil between 2015 – 2016
    CC – $75 mil between 2015 – 2017

    I’m going CC and it’s not even close. In fact, based on his performance, I would say CC might have the worst contract in all of baseball.
    _________________________________________________________________________

    Late to the game but I thought CC had to vest for 2017:
    Due to a left shoulder injury, he can not make more than 6 relief appearances, can not spend more than 45 days on the DL and can not end the season on the DL in 2016. There is also a $5M buy out for 2017 although I would have to guess that those terms are favorable to the player.

  14. Chip June 17th, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    Dan is right – playing Johnson is fine, but Solarte should be playing over Roberts.

  15. G. Love June 17th, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    bigdan22,

    It’s as if Roberts played 10 years here instead of in Baltimore. He’s getting more respect and leash from the Yankees than the O’s were willing to give him.

    With the potential Solarte has shown, play him. Especially, against RHP in Yankee Stadium.

    I’m all for playing Johnson over Roberts, but really feel like giving Solarte more leash has more reward tied to it long term than being fair to Brian Roberts.

    The Yankees clearly internally love Roberts and any fantasies we have of them moving on from him are probably just that.

    I could see them thinking they need to keep him to mentor Refsnyder if he gets called up in Sept or something.

  16. Jerkface June 17th, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    They need CC’s left shoulder to break or else the option is pretty much guaranteed to vest.

  17. Chip June 17th, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    Madrugador June 17th, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    Chip June 17th, 2014 at 1:02 pm
    Open question:

    Based on their production and expected production, which of these three contracts is the worst one on the team:

    Alex – $60 mil between 2015 – 2017
    Tex – $44 mil between 2015 – 2016
    CC – $75 mil between 2015 – 2017

    I’m going CC and it’s not even close. In fact, based on his performance, I would say CC might have the worst contract in all of baseball.
    _________________________________________________________________________

    Late to the game but I thought CC had to vest for 2017:
    Due to a left shoulder injury, he can not make more than 6 relief appearances, can not spend more than 45 days on the DL and can not end the season on the DL in 2016. There is also a $5M buy out for 2017 although I would have to guess that those terms are favorable to the player.
    ———————–

    That’s correct – but despite the amount of time CC has missed it isn’t related to his shoulder so I fully expect that option to vest.

    His knee could cause him to miss all of 2016 and it wouldn’t matter – his option for 2017 would still vest.

  18. Chip June 17th, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    G. Love

    Girardi still remembers the Brian Roberts who used to drive the Yankees nuts 5 or so years ago and for some reason still believes he’s capable of being that player. Until that fantasy ends, Roberts will play.

    He is officially the 2014 Chris Stewart.

  19. Shame Spencer June 17th, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    TANKEES.

  20. Hankflorida June 17th, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    Hankflorida says:
    June 17, 2014 at 3:59 pm
    comet says:
    June 17, 2014 at 2:54 pm
    Hank you have had a storied life when it comes to being a Yankee fan. You got to watch Gerhig and Ruth and Dimaggio and Mantle. Lucky guy!

    Those moments that the greatest of the great gave me on the baseball field are forever cherished in my memory, but with the joy there is also sadness; as I sat in the bleachers on Babe Ruth day, I watched the once Sultan of Swat who was now a frail figure of a man hardly having the strength to walk or talk as he received his honor. There was not a dry eye in the “House that Ruth Built” that day as many there experienced the fragility of all our lives as they watched their fallen hero leave the stage. As I watched Mo walk off the mound in all his glory still looking like he belonged on Mt. Olympus, I thought of the Babe being honored that way on his last swing at the Stadium as he tipped his cap and this big barrel chested superman with his skinny legs disappeared into the dugout.

  21. Shame Spencer June 17th, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    I think ‘Tankees’ might be the first term I can claim to have invented on the blog. It might be my crowning achievement here at LoHud, fellas.

  22. G. Love June 17th, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    Shame,

    “Tankees” is much better than “Sads”. That was, quite fittingly, your Lohud low point.

  23. bigdan22 June 17th, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    “The Yankees clearly internally love Roberts and any fantasies we have of them moving on from him are probably just that.

    I could see them thinking they need to keep him to mentor Refsnyder if he gets called up in Sept or something.”

    ——-

    I totally agree with your first point and I’ve been saying pretty much the same thing for about three weeks now. My theory is when Girardi looks at Roberts today, in his mind, he sees the player on Baltimore he had great respect for 5 years ago. And if that’s true, that’s a pretty serious flaw in Girardi’s judgment.

    As far as your second point, that’s a very interesting thought. And the scary part of that is maybe the Yanks will want Roberts around next year to mentor Refsynder.

  24. G. Love June 17th, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    Girardi’s a bit like a crazed Bon Jovi or KISS fan who swears “They’re better now than they ever were!” when it comes to his back of the baseball card players.

  25. astrocityfan June 17th, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    Shame
    not to take Tankees away from you but when i say it out loud it makes it sound like they are giving up or tank-ing. Migh i suggest a slight alteration? How about Tanakee which in my head sounds more like his name is prnounced. (Ta-nah-kees) Feel free to use or discard as you see fit :)

  26. Shame Spencer June 17th, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    G. Love June 17th, 2014 at 4:05 pm
    Shame,

    “Tankees” is much better than “Sads”. That was, quite fittingly, your Lohud low point.

    ————–

    I think I overloaded the blog with cases of the sads last season… make me happy, Tankees.

  27. MTU June 17th, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    If that is true about Girardi and Roberts (doubtful) he needs to stop living in the past.

    ;)

  28. Hassey June 17th, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    I am no soothsayer, but I see in the hazy distance 12 Pinstriped Ks and 1-13 with RISP

  29. bigdan22 June 17th, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    “Girardi’s a bit like a crazed Bon Jovi or KISS fan who swears “They’re better now than they ever were!” when it comes to his back of the baseball card players.”

    ——-

    Haha. Or maybe an old Deadhead. Or Parrothead or whatever they call fans of that Buffet guy.

  30. Shame Spencer June 17th, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    See when I say ‘Tankees’ I envision a bunch of tanks painted in pinstripes motoring along the GWB.

  31. MTU June 17th, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    The Jays are not a weak Sister Team.

    Tanaka’s mistakes are much more likely to be punished.

    Therefore, he just needs to make fewer of them tonight.

    Keep that FB down Mashiro.

    Especially on the 1st pitch of an AB.

    ;)

  32. Wave Your Hat June 17th, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    Roberts won’t be around next year unless he becomes the player he was 5 years ago which is, I’m sure, what Girardi is hoping for when he plays him.

    Girardi may be thinking we can’t get to the post-season unless Roberts and Soriano regain their old form, so he’ll play them until they do regain their form or the post-season becomes too long of a shot.

  33. Shame Spencer June 17th, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    CC’s might be the worst deal… it’s hard to say though. Tex making a bounce back makes his next two years a little easier to take. If Alex starts playing 1B as he should, that’d also improve his value.

    Problem with CC, of course, is theoretically he can only be a starter. If he’s still all a mess in 2017 they might just release him if he’s not open to bullpen work.

  34. J. Alfred Prufrock June 17th, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    Montero jacks Changeup out, 2-run HR
    :)

  35. Chip June 17th, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    Seriously – you want to see the difference between two organizations right now, look at what I posted a little while ago about Boston parting with a struggling veteran so that they could promote a young player and then look at how the Yankees are grasping onto some fantasy about what Roberts and Soriano can still do.

  36. MTU June 17th, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    WYH-

    I’d rate the chances of Roberts being what he was 5 years ago at less than 1%.

    So that is a really, really bad bet by JG.

    I can’t imagine he’d delude himself that much but maybe he does.

    And Soriano needs to find one of his pattented hot streaks.

    Who knows if he will.

    Someone needs to remind McCann that he was brough here for his Offense.

    ;)

  37. bigdan22 June 17th, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    “If Alex starts playing 1B as he should, that’d also improve his value”

    ——

    Alex is way too good of an athlete to be playing first base. That’s like putting Joe D there. No, Alex will most likely be playing a slightly below average 3b for the next couple years and then ease into the DH spot.

    Then he’ll replace Girardi as manager and really Let the kids play!

  38. blake June 17th, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    If we could come out of Toronto with Encarnarcion and Bautista stowed in the bottom of the bus then Id like our chances

  39. MTU June 17th, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    IMO It’s too bad AR even has to return to wear PS.

    Really wish they could have a way to part ways.

    :(

  40. blake June 17th, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    Or since they are playing at YS his tie them up in the broom closet….Fake Pete can help

  41. MTU June 17th, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    ed: found a way. sorry

  42. Chip June 17th, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock June 17th, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    Montero jacks Changeup out, 2-run HR
    —————

    They’re already making room for him in Cooperstown.

    Not for a bust mind you – he just said he wanted to visit there and he’s so fat and out of shape that they have to move some stuff around to accommodate his largesse. :-D

  43. Jerkface June 17th, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    Here are some stats on Tanaka’s pitch selection if you wanna focus on that during the game

    First pitch of the AB
    Fastballs: 55%
    4-seam: 27%
    Sinker: 24%
    Cutter: 4%

    Offspeed: 45%
    Slider: 22.8%
    Curve: 12.2%
    Split: 9.3%

    0-1 Count
    Fastballs: 42%
    4-seam: 19.9%
    Sinker: 16.7%
    Cutter: 5.4%

    Offspeed: 58%
    Slider: 18.3%
    Curve: 4.8%
    Split: 35%

    0-2
    Fastballs: 36%
    4-seam: 26.9%
    Sinker: 6.45%
    Cutter: 2.2%

    Offspeed: 64%
    Slider: 18.3%
    Curve: 1%
    Split: 45.2%

    Don’t feel like doing the rest, but he throws a lot of fastballs when in hitters counts and lots of splitters when in pitchers counts. More sinkers early in the count to go for quick ground balls. More 4 seams late in the count to blow it by / get weak flyballs.

  44. Chip June 17th, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    blake June 17th, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    If we could come out of Toronto with Encarnarcion and Bautista stowed in the bottom of the bus then Id like our chances
    ——————–

    If Alex Anthopolis suggests to anyone that he knew what he was going to get with those two guys he’s lying out of his rear. Those are two guys who were throw-aways for multiple organizations who just snapped it together in Toronto. Unbelievably lucky.

  45. bigdan22 June 17th, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    It’s shame Alex never fully developed self esteem in his personality because he’s probably the smartest baseball mind in the entire Yankee organization.

  46. blake June 17th, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    @Joelsherman1: Pineda is supposed to play catch Saturday #Yankees

    Haha

  47. Shame Spencer June 17th, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    bigdan22 June 17th, 2014 at 4:19 pm
    “If Alex starts playing 1B as he should, that’d also improve his value”

    ——

    Alex is way too good of an athlete to be playing first base. That’s like putting Joe D there. No, Alex will most likely be playing a slightly below average 3b for the next couple years and then ease into the DH spot.

    —————-

    If they want him to stay healthy and contribute offensively, he should be playing 1B. Especially since we have no backup for Tex.

  48. yankeefeminista June 17th, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    I just had my mandatory hoji-cha ice cream at my Japanese marketplace for Tanaka-San before he pitches. Just doing my part.

    Mason kicking butt… In June. Keep going.

    FYI, Charleston game is on CBS sports network MiLB game of the week this Thursday. Yep real TV.

    Heard the Montero jack play by play on my phone. Jesuuus! Wish you were coming to the Bronx with me tonight. At least Teix is playing…

    Huuughes pitches at Fenway tonight. Hope he does well.

    Rest in peace, sweet Tony Gwynn…

  49. bigdan22 June 17th, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    I still insist this latest Pineda injury is not significant. It was just mis-handled by the medical staff from Day 1. I’m not a health care professional but I was really surprised when they only shut him down for 10 days the first time. There are some big muscle groups in your back they just don’t heal that fast. And if those muscles don’t fully heal, every time you do something physical you just re-aggravate the same injury. That’s what happened last time.

  50. MTU June 17th, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    Thanks JF-

    I’d like to see Tanaka start of more AB’s w offspeed stuff.

    Kind of pitch backwards more.

    Especially w aggressive hitters.

  51. blake June 17th, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    Are we thinking Arod will appear like the ghost of Obi Wan next year and guide the young Padawans?

  52. blake June 17th, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    Use the force Solarte…..or some Boli!

  53. bigdan22 June 17th, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    “If they want him to stay healthy and contribute offensively, he should be playing 1B. Especially since we have no backup for Tex.”

    ——

    That will be McCann’s job. And he may be good at it.

    There have been plenty of old guys in baseball history who have hung around and played 3b below average as long as they continued to hit. It’s not nearly as demanding as SS and what Jeter is trying to do this year.

  54. Chip June 17th, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    Yeah – one HR by Montero means he’s right as rain – we can just ignore the 3 years of complete and utter futility.

  55. MTU June 17th, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    Dan-

    Unfortunately Pineda will be injury-prone for a long time to come.

    Have to expect significant DL time w Labrum problems.

    He might just be on the clock.

    Yankees need to be able to count on their high-end guys.

    ;)

  56. Chip June 17th, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    Next year Alex will either be the primary DH or 3b for the team. Under no circumstances will he be the 1b.

    If the Yankees are smart they go out and get a 3b and put Alex at DH. If the Yankees are the Yankees you’ll get some garbage about how they want to be able to rotate Alex and Beltran through the DH spot to keep them both fresh.

  57. yankeefeminista June 17th, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    It’s hotter n hell in NY; ball should be flying outta that place.

  58. blake June 17th, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    @jjcoop36: Aaron Judge just put on a show at the sally lg asg batting practice

  59. G. Love June 17th, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    Chip,

    You should find some solace in the fact that if the Red Sox DFA’d MVP candidate Sizemore, the Yankees should follow suit since they like to imitate them.

    Although, Cashman & Hal may see a bargain in Sizemore and sign him so Girardi can start revelling about his 2008 season while he puts in the lineup every day.

  60. blake June 17th, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    Trade all the prospects except Judge for Giancarlo and lets from the new Bash Brothers

  61. bigdan22 June 17th, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    http://pinstripepundits.com/20.....4xVdb.dpbs

    ——–

    “The Tragedy of Prospects”

    I found this link on Mason Williams’ Baseball Reference page. Which of course is appropriate.

  62. MTU June 17th, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    Blake-

    We could have already had a Superstar for just money.

    :(

  63. yankeefeminista June 17th, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    Judge is a beast; great hitting approach, the power just follows. Too bad we cant watch his Tampa ABs.

  64. bigdan22 June 17th, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    Dan-

    Unfortunately Pineda will be injury-prone for a long time to come

    ——

    You could def be right there. I just don’t think this injury says that. At least not directly. This injury could be the result of some imbalance relating to the labrum problem. But in and of itself it’s not serious. But you could be correct though that this is just one in a long line of future Pineda injuries to come.

  65. MTU June 17th, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    Judge is a college level player isn’t he ?

    Therefore I would expect him to be doing pretty well against low A pitching.

    Let’s see how he does when arrives at AA.

  66. MTU June 17th, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    Dan-

    That is the likelihood based on previous cases.

    Maybe he will be one of the very lucky ones but we are not off to a great beginning.

  67. Chip June 17th, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    G. Love June 17th, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    Chip,

    You should find some solace in the fact that if the Red Sox DFA’d MVP candidate Sizemore, the Yankees should follow suit since they like to imitate them.
    ——————

    G, rather than find solace in that I can’t help but think that it is that willingness to cut bait with a player that the Yankees don’t seem to have when it comes to their veterans.

    The Yankees should follow suit with Roberts and Soriano but they won’t.

    Instead they’ll probably be in the mix to sign Jason Kubel.

  68. bigdan22 June 17th, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    Judge should be able to get his 200 ABs this year at Tampa, much like O’Brien got last year. If he performs like O’Brien did last year he should be in Trenton early next year.

    Then we’ll be able to see what he actually has. O’Brien is struggling now but it’s still early for him at that level.

  69. MTU June 17th, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    AA is where we begin to separate the Men from the boys.

  70. Jerkface June 17th, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    I think pete posted an article showing that the kind of injury Pineda sustained can be connected to labrum injuries, because the shoulder doesnt work like it used to and the new added strain on the other muscles in the shoulder area can cause injuries.

    So I assume Pineda will rarely be healthy going forward.

  71. Shame Spencer June 17th, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    There have been plenty of old guys in baseball history who have hung around and played 3b below average as long as they continued to hit. It’s not nearly as demanding as SS and what Jeter is trying to do this year.

    ————–

    Depends on how much production they’ll need from the position, which might be a lot more than Arod can provide. I think the very best case scenario for Alex is a .270 BA with 15-20HRs and 70-80RBIs

    But that’s the very, very best case scenario, IMO. Most likely he’ll be on and off the field and won’t be able to provide enough pop at the corner to make up for the lack of power in the OF and the rest of the INF. God willing, McCann will be more of a power threat next year. But why are we worried about playing McCann at 1B in 2015, when he can play it from 2016-18? He and Alex can split time at 1B in 2017 and we can both say we predicted it.

  72. blake June 17th, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    MTU says:
    June 17, 2014 at 4:49 pm
    AA is where we begin to separate the Men from the boys.

    Judge shall crush the men and go on to battle the other giants

  73. Hankflorida June 17th, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    If the balls are flying out tonight as the weather warms, should not Soriano be out there as his streak could come at anytime. As for Johnson, he could also supply some much need power. Imagine if the 2011 Ellsbury emerges tonight so we can have six bombers playing with three table setters. I would take that mix.

  74. MTU June 17th, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    Blake-

    Yeah. I know. He’s Dave Winfield.

    ;)

  75. austinmac June 17th, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    Hot weather with balls flying out of the park sounds bad. Can we hit one of them, please?

    If we were looking into our crystal balls, I would say Mason may have more of a chance to be playing in MLB than Solarte in three years. I said the other day our IF soon be Johnson and Roberts on a regular basis. Do we think Solarte is the sub, now?

  76. Shame Spencer June 17th, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    JF – Pat asked if the NPB agreement with MLB and the posting system is decided on an annual basis or if this is a 3-year agreement or something?

  77. MTU June 17th, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    More times than not Tanaka only needs 3 runs.

    The 4 run Yankee avg. should be fine this time round.

    :)

  78. MTU June 17th, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    New one ——->

  79. Chip June 17th, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    Jerkface June 17th, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    I think pete posted an article showing that the kind of injury Pineda sustained can be connected to labrum injuries, because the shoulder doesnt work like it used to and the new added strain on the other muscles in the shoulder area can cause injuries.

    So I assume Pineda will rarely be healthy going forward.
    ———————

    Possible. Or the other muscles that are now in use will build up as he continues to move away from the original injury.

    I know when I blew out my knee I was constantly getting muscle strains in my calf and thigh for a while after, even after the rehab. After a while I learned what I needed to do differently to take care of my legs and since then I haven’t had problems with the muscles.

    I’m not a major league pitcher, so it’s not exactly apples to apples – but I also didn’t have the kinds of trainers and time to dedicate to a rehab program that Michael does.

  80. bigdan22 June 17th, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    I’d be very surprised in Arod ever plays a game at 1b unless it’s some type of emergency thing.

  81. austinmac June 17th, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    I believe most over expect from AROD. He still has the hip issue or maybe in both hips. He will be 39 without having played regularly in two years. He didn’t look very good back then. We need a new third baseman, in my opinion.

    I do wish people would stop arguing the Montero-Pineda trade and acting as if they were victorious if one gets a hit or wins a game. How about we wait until there is real evidence if gloating is truly necessary?

  82. yankeefeminista June 17th, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    Austinmac, I root for both and will continue to do so; I’ll leave the pettiness to others.

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