Yankee talk back 4, or is it 5
Da GreatDirtyWater

Earlwood, Australia

#274372 Mar 22, 2013
FuMan Chu Yanks wrote:
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which translates into they are still are long shots to have an impact at the MLB level.
Or they can be traded.

Prospects don't all have to become All-Stars. You'd know that by now if any of the Yankees prospects actually gave them a return.
Da GreatDirtyWater

Earlwood, Australia

#274373 Mar 22, 2013
FuMan Chu Yanks wrote:
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The Manager of the Yankees is always under a microscope. Thats a given when you manage the premier team in all of professional sports.
Joe G's done a very good job in my opinion. His work with the pitching staff and especially the bullpen has exceeeded all my expectations.
The way he handles the Yankee legacy and the impending retiremment of the core four gang has been impeccable. I can't even begin to imagine the juggling act thats been to handle their legacy while still managing the team. The way he handled Posada......classy.
What letting Posada not compete for the starting job he held for years was "classy"?

Letting him walk out on his team and selling the story to the press was "classy"?

Puting him in a game at 2nd base , rubbing the blowout in the opponant's face while they all guffawed was "classy"?

Let's see how classy he is with Jeter's DL year when Nunez proves once and for all he isn't a starting SS or when Jeter lets up routine groundballs because he can't play the position effectivly anymore.
Da GreatDirtyWater

Earlwood, Australia

#274374 Mar 22, 2013
jimi-yank wrote:
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they all look good. funny, we have had this conversation prior. they lose santana and marcum. replace with wheeler...
i will give a good to neise, harvey and wheeler..
after that its a push and a maybe...
no outfield. no ss, no real healthy and good hitting or fielding second baseman who stays healthy..zero pop..a home run hitting, 230-250 first baseman...a rookie catcher unproven
and?
lets get real, the mets track record on free agents is miserable
and pray tell, wright gets hurt quite often
what real good free agents are gonna jump on that? and how many as more then 40 mil is gonna be needed...its been quite a while the mets spent good and big..
track record..not good. facts.
And their payroll is? In NYC?
Da GreatDirtyWater

Earlwood, Australia

#274375 Mar 22, 2013
NYStateOfMind wrote:
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Don't see that happening. Murdoch didn't like the baseball business to the point when he forced MLB to accept McCourt's offer to purchase LAD when he owned them...
Let Rupert pay the big money for NYY broadcast rights. Would the Steinbrenner's sell NYY for the right price. Sure, I can see that...
Murdoch bought the Dodgers to rub it in Ted Turner's face. Then he proceeded to mess up the whole org.
Da GreatDirtyWater

Earlwood, Australia

#274376 Mar 22, 2013
jimi-yank wrote:
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40 mil...to get 3 outfielders? ss...2nd base...closer...
2 starters go in santana and marcum...wheeler takes over for 1...that gives them 3...
2 more rookies gonna step up?
Ask your self a similiar question at the end of this season.
Da GreatDirtyWater

Earlwood, Australia

#274377 Mar 22, 2013
Unbiased Chargers Fan wrote:
<quoted text>Of course Asians aren't disciplined hitters. How can you be when you have slanted eyes and trying to hit a round ball? Its gotta be hard
Don't be racist. Asians play the game in its purest form: move the runners , control the ball.
Da GreatDirtyWater

Earlwood, Australia

#274378 Mar 22, 2013
jimi-yank wrote:
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joe has done a very very good job...a series win, and not his fault when the bats go ice cold...he has shown he can handle pitching and the pen...
not much to knock...he uses what cash gives him
grades should be on cash for getting players...
Like I say, its up to JoeG to prove he can manage a baseball team as well as he's managed the staff this year.

Cashman... well Cedeno is still available...Edgah retired unfortunatly for Flyin' Brian...and if he doesn't sign Ryan Theriot he will get his offseason transaction rating moved from stupid to monumentally stupid.
Da GreatDirtyWater

Earlwood, Australia

#274379 Mar 22, 2013
BOS #5 report:

John Lackey continues his strong comeback
Permalink|Comments (4) Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff March 21, 2013 10:12 PM
By Peter Abraham, Globe Staff

FORT MYERS, Fla.— The reclamation of John Lackey continued on Thursday night as he allowed one run over five innings against a Philadelphia lineup that included Jimmy Rollins, Michael Young, Carlos Ruiz, and Ben Revere.

Lackey picked up 13 groundball outs and threw 50 of 73 pitches for strikes.

In five starts this spring (including the one against the very strong team Puerto Rico sent to the WBC), Lackey has allowed seven earned runs over 11.2 innings.

A 5.39 earned run average may not sound like a big deal. But it's worth noting that three of the runs came on a home run by Pittsburgh's Jared Goedert on Feb. 28 when Lackey was throwing all fastballs and building up arm strength.

"I don't think we could have anticipated much more coming into camp from him," manager John Farrell said.

Two positive signs for Lackey:

Velocity: Lackey was hovering around 92 m.p.h. against the Phillies, a tick above what he averaged in 2011. Given that he is still building up, you can expect that to jump a little. "There’ll be more. You put the third deck on the stadium, things happen," Lackey said.

Lackey doesn't need to overwhelm anybody. Sitting at 92-93 will work just fine for him.

"I think he's right where we anticipated he'd be," Farrell said. "We know that typical of a guy coming back from Tommy John surgery, there's going to be some ups and downs with arm strength. But the one thing John has on his side is a lot of experience and know-how on what works best for him on a given day."

Command: Lackey has walked three batters this spring. Pitchers coming off Tommy John surgery often say that command is the last thing that they regain.

"I think a lot of that stems from the reshaping of his body," Farrell said. "It's freed his body up. He's got better body control; more consistent in the outings he's pitched. He repeats his delivery very well. When you consider that he's been able to throw pitches to both sides of the plate, even further emphasizes his body control."
Da GreatDirtyWater

Earlwood, Australia

#274380 Mar 22, 2013
TOR #5 report:
Romero surrendered four runs on five hits while facing 18 batters in a minor-league game Thursday, walking five and striking out none, the National Post reports. Romero's struggles continued, as only 29 of his 64 pitches were strikes, but this time general manager Alex Anthopoulos and his top front-office aides were on hand to see the left-hander combust. When Anthopoulos was asked if the team was considering dumping Romero as the No. 5 starter, he said that it hasn't been discussed. "Obviously, we evaluate it start by start and so on," he said. "We haven't had any change of plans... but just like anything else, you constantly evaluate." (Thu Mar 21)
Da GreatDirtyWater

Earlwood, Australia

#274381 Mar 22, 2013
BAL #5 report:

One of the worst pitchers in baseball in 2012, Jurrjens pitched so poorly at the season's start that, after four starts, he was sent to Triple-A Gwinnett. He pitched better there -- "better" being a relative term, as he had a 4.98 ERA and 4.85 strikeouts-per-nine innings ratio in 14 starts -- then turned in a mediocre 5.63 ERA and 1.38 K's-per-walk ratio in seven games (six starts) following a June recall before straining his groin and missing the rest of the year. Given a fresh start in Baltimore, Jurrjens will attempt to show he can revert to the ground-balling type he was for the 2008-09 Braves, when his ERA combined was 3.10. His underlying numbers don't exactly support that good an ERA, though, and in the AL East his margin for error decreases dramatically. He's a speculative AL-only choice, primarily if he's throwing well in March
Da GreatDirtyWater

Earlwood, Australia

#274382 Mar 22, 2013
TBR #5 report:

Cobb fired five scoreless innings, allowing two hits and recording six strikeouts in Tuesday's exhibition against the Yankees.Cobb reportedly looked very sharp and in midseason form. The injury-depleted Yankees did not start very many regulars, but it does not take away from the fact that Cobb was very efficient and in control. He has his spot set in the rotation and is looking for a step forward this season for the Rays.
Da GreatDirtyWater

Earlwood, Australia

#274383 Mar 22, 2013
NYY #5 report:

News: Hughes (back) is scheduled to throw three innings in a minor league game Friday, the Star-Ledger's Andy McCullough reports.(Thu Mar 21)

Spin: A bulging disc in Hughes' back has been ailing the right-hander for more than a month, but he'll return to game action Friday. Barring setback, Hughes appears on track to join the rotation a week or two into the season.

ESPN Fantasy Projection: Hughes is entering a contract year, and we state that up front only because it's patently obvious that he'd be a more valuable pitcher in fantasy if he pitched almost anywhere other than Yankee Stadium. His problem (and it's an obvious one): He gives up way too many fly balls, with his 50.8 percent rate in 2012 and 48.9 percent rate from 2010 to 2012 combined both being the highest in the game. That's a dangerous thing to be in that venue, as evidenced by his career-high 1.65 homers-per-nine ratio in 2012 and 1.45 rate in 2010-12 combined, sixth worst in the game. In spite of that, Hughes has settled in as a respectable mid-staff fantasy choice, partly thanks to him being backed by the potent Yankees lineup, though he requires careful management in mixed leagues. He might kick up his performance a notch as he seeks his next payday, but understand that his circumstances dictate that he'll suffer untimely stinkers at any given moment.
Da GreatDirtyWater

Earlwood, Australia

#274384 Mar 22, 2013
Hey but great news...C_M Wang might want to be a Yankee...or a Bus-ee or a Rod Rider or whatever theyre calling Scranton these days:

Yankees GM Brian Cashman noted that the club has "some vacancies in the rotation at Scranton" and said that if Wang "was going to have to do a minor league deal somewhere, I think he would probably prefer it to be here."

Or he might remember how fast they ushered him out of town...

“Stay cool!!!!!”

Since: May 08

New York, NY

#274385 Mar 22, 2013
Da GreatDirtyWater wrote:
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And their payroll is? In NYC?


we are talking the mets here...the owners have been gun shy...how many good free agents signed? how much have they spent in one year. tell me when santana and marcum go, the lineup of starters. talk to me about the outfield...ss who does not hit or had one good year now isnt...a second baseman injury prone who cannot field. a 3rd baseman signed to a huge contract, injury prone..a first baseman who hits homers and no average. a closer with what background?

i would day, the 40 mil coming off is the tip of the iceberg being spent to turn this around.

i realize one who is close to the resident met fan who has claimed possible wild card for them the past few years is not gonna knock this team

but...they are in a division with the nats and braves...they will not come close to the hitting of either team and both have good staffs. i can see philly get old, look at doc. lee. utley..

but, they like to spend money. players like to go there.

gonna be a while till the mets catch up

logic says even if they spend get a few players, the rookie pitchers are not gonna all be aces in one year...

had everyone said, not the insane 2014 they are back and give it 3 years, i say hell yeah..

2014? I'll take that bet. not gonna happen.

“Stay cool!!!!!”

Since: May 08

New York, NY

#274386 Mar 22, 2013
spring training counts when a sox player does good, a yankee team loses? really?

its spring training. kids from the minors are in the lineup. some teams have up to 45 players still in camp.

as for toronto, and baltimore, both i think have some issues.

balt had a super year. not impressed with the staff..will it happen again?

toronto picks up players from a team, miami that was buried in part from them. reyes will not last the season playing on that hard turf.

can both be great? yes...but can both fall flat, yes

as for the sox, lackey is back? lets see how it goes against regular players for a month.

sox success will be getting papi back quickly, lester, bucholtz and dempster being really good.

and, the kid bradley? hey, he does look good, but only saw him in one game. his stats are impressive. but, do you want him on the bench or playing everyday

put him in the minors, let him swing away. if gomes or victorino stink and are hitting 220-250 and its hurting the team, use him instead of gomes...but start him.

will bard be back? or was he ruined? not a smart move letting him get his way and be a starter. players do not run the team.

“Another 240 million”

Since: May 09

Up in smoke

#274387 Mar 22, 2013
Da GreatDirtyWater wrote:
Hey but great news...C_M Wang might want to be a Yankee...or a Bus-ee or a Rod Rider or whatever theyre calling Scranton these days:
Yankees GM Brian Cashman noted that the club has "some vacancies in the rotation at Scranton" and said that if Wang "was going to have to do a minor league deal somewhere, I think he would probably prefer it to be here."
Or he might remember how fast they ushered him out of town...
Great posting DW it's always a pleasure seeing you post your stuff all factual with a little humor....back to NY this morning, by the way I stopped and saw your Sox the other day and they look great, nice and loose this year.

“Stay cool!!!!!”

Since: May 08

New York, NY

#274388 Mar 22, 2013
momma chamberlin wrote:
<quoted text>Great posting DW it's always a pleasure seeing you post your stuff all factual with a little humor....back to NY this morning, by the way I stopped and saw your Sox the other day and they look great, nice and loose this year.


they played in the carolinas??

“Same F*ck”

Since: Oct 07

Different You's

#274389 Mar 22, 2013
Da GreatDirtyWater wrote:
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Don't be racist. Asians play the game in its purest form: move the runners , control the ball.
Its a joke. You know I'm not racist. What do you call an asian playing baseball in America?

Disoriented

“Same F*ck”

Since: Oct 07

Different You's

#274390 Mar 22, 2013
momma chamberlin wrote:
<quoted text>Great posting DW it's always a pleasure seeing you post your stuff all factual with a little humor....back to NY this morning, by the way I stopped and saw your Sox the other day and they look great, nice and loose this year.
Welcome back. I am looking forward to your next trip down here. I assume it will be your first visit to the Marlins new park?
Da GreatDirtyWater

Earlwood, Australia

#274391 Mar 22, 2013
jimi-yank wrote:
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we are talking the mets here...the owners have been gun shy...how many good free agents signed? how much have they spent in one year. tell me when santana and marcum go, the lineup of starters. talk to me about the outfield...ss who does not hit or had one good year now isnt...a second baseman injury prone who cannot field. a 3rd baseman signed to a huge contract, injury prone..a first baseman who hits homers and no average. a closer with what background?
i would day, the 40 mil coming off is the tip of the iceberg being spent to turn this around.
i realize one who is close to the resident met fan who has claimed possible wild card for them the past few years is not gonna knock this team
but...they are in a division with the nats and braves...they will not come close to the hitting of either team and both have good staffs. i can see philly get old, look at doc. lee. utley..
but, they like to spend money. players like to go there.
gonna be a while till the mets catch up
logic says even if they spend get a few players, the rookie pitchers are not gonna all be aces in one year...
had everyone said, not the insane 2014 they are back and give it 3 years, i say hell yeah..
2014? I'll take that bet. not gonna happen.
Yeah well I know the Mets take a close second to you hating the Sox, but I think they hit a financial hurdle and discover a geat excuse to get the new CBA to work for them. They have $33m committed for 2014...no thats not a typo...$33m ....Thats $150m to spend to get near cap...or spend MORE the next year...

By some accounts they have 5 arms in the top 100 of all the minors...thats some chips

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