Yankee talk back 4, or is it 5
Da GreatDirtyWater

Greenacre, Australia

#307850 Mar 28, 2014
FuMan Chu Yanks wrote:
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victorino in CF? he's horrible in CF. Jackie Rodgers Jr is a bum.
Yeah a career .997 fielding percentage...and never a season under league average there...thats just awful. Guess his Gold Glove is better suited somewhere else...

moron
YANKEES 4 LIFE

Darby, PA

#307851 Mar 28, 2014
FuMan Chu Yanks wrote:
<quoted text>
Kuoda and Tanaka getting in a little work tonight before the Yanks persue WS number 28 in 2014.
http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/gameday/index.jsp...
Can't wait Fu..... Season is just around the corner.... So far Kuroda and Tanaka 4IP 3H 7Ks combined.....
YANKEES 4 LIFE

Darby, PA

#307852 Mar 28, 2014
Da GreatDirtyWater wrote:
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I don't think giving 8 years to any pitcher is a good idea. Shererzerer is a good pitcher but not a great one.
Just think that DET may be sorry down the line
Not sure if they will be sorry or not.... It's a huge business and money is not a issue for them..... Like you said, he's a good pitcher, but not a great one.....

That means he could be gone and they will have to find another SP..... Don't see that being an issue..... The market value of DET has gone up by $600 million since Illitch purchased them in ’92 and has almost doubled since ’06......

“Lou and the "Babe"”

Since: Aug 08

Yankee immortals

#307853 Mar 28, 2014
YANKEES 4 LIFE wrote:
<quoted text> Can't wait Fu..... Season is just around the corner.... So far Kuroda and Tanaka 4IP 3H 7Ks combined.....
Lots of things went well this spring training. I've been impresse with Kelly Johnson also over at 3rd base. He's a much fielder then I thought and he can hit, he can hit the long ball. He's not the big FA signing of 2014 but he will be a postitive factor and upgrade from 2013.

Tanaka and Pineda impressed me this spring also, both have great arms something we did not have in 2013.

As we chatted McCann will became a Yankee fan favorite, he's a bull dog behind the plate and handles the pitchig staff great. Plus he's a left handed pull hitter, be shocked if he does not hit 30 homers for us in 2014.
Da GreatDirtyWater

Greenacre, Australia

#307854 Mar 28, 2014
FuMan Chu Yanks wrote:
I'm sure some troll will say these guys are homo's for showing Jeter his deserved respect.
From Tulo to Bogaerts, next wave of shortstops worships Jeter
By Kevin KernanMarch 28, 2014
http://nypost.com/2014/03/28/from-tulo-to-bog...
Note how none of the 'next wave' of SS include Yankless players...

but nice of you to note Xander Bogaerts is considered on par with Tulo Hanley ect...guess his ROY campaign is still on track even if teamate JBJr's has taken a detour...
Da GreatDirtyWater

Greenacre, Australia

#307855 Mar 28, 2014
YANKEES 4 LIFE wrote:
<quoted text> Not sure if they will be sorry or not.... It's a huge business and money is not a issue for them..... Like you said, he's a good pitcher, but not a great one.....
That means he could be gone and they will have to find another SP..... Don't see that being an issue..... The market value of DET has gone up by $600 million since Illitch purchased them in ’92 and has almost doubled since ’06......
Guess DET makes some money just kinda wonder how they project it to continue towards the economic shambles that city is in.

How old is Illitch anyway? Wonder if the next owner is as free spending
Da GreatDirtyWater

Greenacre, Australia

#307856 Mar 28, 2014
FuMan Chu Yanks wrote:
<quoted text>
Lots of things went well this spring training. I've been impresse with Kelly Johnson also over at 3rd base. He's a much fielder then I thought and he can hit, he can hit the long ball. He's not the big FA signing of 2014 but he will be a postitive factor and upgrade from 2013.
Tanaka and Pineda impressed me this spring also, both have great arms something we did not have in 2013.
As we chatted McCann will became a Yankee fan favorite, he's a bull dog behind the plate and handles the pitchig staff great. Plus he's a left handed pull hitter, be shocked if he does not hit 30 homers for us in 2014.
Idiot Kelly Johnson has 5 errors in 32 chances at 3B this spring thats a 16% error rate which is far past the line of fuckinhorrible.

He's a utility bench 2B...thats all. He wouldn't even make half the rosters of all ALE teams never mind start
YANKEES 4 LIFE

Darby, PA

#307857 Mar 28, 2014
FuMan Chu Yanks wrote:
<quoted text>
Lots of things went well this spring training. I've been impresse with Kelly Johnson also over at 3rd base. He's a much fielder then I thought and he can hit, he can hit the long ball. He's not the big FA signing of 2014 but he will be a postitive factor and upgrade from 2013.
Tanaka and Pineda impressed me this spring also, both have great arms something we did not have in 2013.
As we chatted McCann will became a Yankee fan favorite, he's a bull dog behind the plate and handles the pitchig staff great. Plus he's a left handed pull hitter, be shocked if he does not hit 30 homers for us in 2014.
I'm with you all the way Fu and I'm very optimistic about this season..... Last season we had a lot of injuries.....Some of which they should have expected, but some of which were just bad luck....... On paper, their offense is already better than their offense would have been even if healthy last year...... More runs will be scored......

Their rotation is better than last year...... Kuroda is likely to regress, but should still be solid..... CC is likely to improve even if not to his former levels with less velocity...... Tanaka and Pineda should, if healthy, can be an upgrade over their predecessors overall..... Nova has been solid as well and he will build off last season.....

The BP is less established and Mo is gone, but they have some relievers..... They may need to tinker a bit, but it should still be good..... Robertson will have some pressure on him..... I do not think they are a pennant lock and should still address their IF, but they should still be good for 90+ wins...... Stay healthy as much as possible.....
Da GreatDirtyWater

Greenacre, Australia

#307858 Mar 28, 2014
And you thought the Yankees had a disappointing season last year. How does an 82-80 record this season sound?

That's what Baseball Prospectus is predicting.

Ben Lindbergh, editor-in-chief of the popular online home of sabermetric analysis, says their team records are calculated by taking the sum of the individual player projections and adjusted for strength of schedule.

http://www.newsday.com/sports/baseball/yankee...

Yeah but don't worry they got the Mets coming in at 74-88 despite all your gushing on them to please your new crowd favorite

“Lou and the "Babe"”

Since: Aug 08

Yankee immortals

#307859 Mar 28, 2014
Yankees sign Alfredo Aceves to a minor league deal

By Tanya Bondurant &#62993; @TanyaBondurant on Mar 28 2014, 6:02p

http://www.pinstripealley.com/2014/3/28/55592...
Da GreatDirtyWater

Greenacre, Australia

#307860 Mar 28, 2014
Lemme see the Marlin have 5 hits and committed 2 errors against the Yankee A squad which has put up 1 run with no hits?

“Lou and the "Babe"”

Since: Aug 08

Yankee immortals

#307861 Mar 28, 2014
YANKEES 4 LIFE wrote:
<quoted text> I'm with you all the way Fu and I'm very optimistic about this season..... Last season we had a lot of injuries.....Some of which they should have expected, but some of which were just bad luck....... On paper, their offense is already better than their offense would have been even if healthy last year...... More runs will be scored......
Their rotation is better than last year...... Kuroda is likely to regress, but should still be solid..... CC is likely to improve even if not to his former levels with less velocity...... Tanaka and Pineda should, if healthy, can be an upgrade over their predecessors overall..... Nova has been solid as well and he will build off last season.....
The BP is less established and Mo is gone, but they have some relievers..... They may need to tinker a bit, but it should still be good..... Robertson will have some pressure on him..... I do not think they are a pennant lock and should still address their IF, but they should still be good for 90+ wins...... Stay healthy as much as possible.....
The pen has a lot of young talent this year, most of whom are home grown. Trust me Dell, Yanks are a lock to win the AL East there is no one even close to them this year as this is an improved team.

How much you want to bet Jeter has a great year?
Da GreatDirtyWater

Greenacre, Australia

#307862 Mar 28, 2014
Da GreatDirtyWater wrote:
And you thought the Yankees had a disappointing season last year. How does an 82-80 record this season sound?
That's what Baseball Prospectus is predicting.
Ben Lindbergh, editor-in-chief of the popular online home of sabermetric analysis, says their team records are calculated by taking the sum of the individual player projections and adjusted for strength of schedule.
http://www.newsday.com/sports/baseball/yankee...
Yeah but don't worry they got the Mets coming in at 74-88 despite all your gushing on them to please your new crowd favorite
and while youre there check out the gut on McFatCann.
YANKEES 4 LIFE

Darby, PA

#307863 Mar 28, 2014
Da GreatDirtyWater wrote:
<quoted text>
Guess DET makes some money just kinda wonder how they project it to continue towards the economic shambles that city is in.
How old is Illitch anyway? Wonder if the next owner is as free spending
Lol..... He's 84 and he's also the founder of Little Cesars Pizza..... He's made $600 million over 22 years on his investment..... That's some real cash and you are right about the economic welfare in DET.... Not sure when a new owner is coming in.....

DET starts looking too profitable, the organization can always start buying deluxe,$5000.00 dollar pizzas from Little Ceasars and placing them in the home and visitor clubhouses before and after every game...... Lol.....

“Lou and the "Babe"”

Since: Aug 08

Yankee immortals

#307864 Mar 28, 2014
Why the Yankees will win the 2014 American League pennant
By Andrew Mearns &#62993; @MearnsPSA on Mar 27 2014, 4:33p

When Ben Lindbergh said that the Yankees would have to sign all the good players to become an exciting team in 2014, it is almost certain he didn't think the Yankees would actually do it, or would spend quite as abundantly as they did during the 2013-14 offseason. No one could have guessed that the Yankees would suddenly commit about a half-billion dollars to their future over the next few months, completely dispensing with the long-rumored "Plan 189 from Outer Space," as it was occasionally referenced on Pinstripe Alley. Supposedly, the Yankees were going to try to stay under a $189 million payroll in order to avoid the luxury tax, but after a season of missing out on playoff revenue, upper management reconsidered its tactics.

Instead of Chris Stewart behind the plate, it's seven-time All-Star Brian McCann. Instead of the drastically declining duo of Vernon Wells and Ichiro Suzuki in the outfield, it's former Red Sox nemesis Jacoby Ellsbury and old crosstown rival Carlos Beltran. Instead of Phil Hughes serving up meatball after meatball in the rotation, it's 25-year-old Japanese phenom Masahiro Tanaka. Even with question marks littering the infield -- Can Derek Jeter and Mark Teixeira rebound from an entire season lost to injury? How will the team cope with the glaring absences of Robinson Cano and Alex Rodriguez?-- overall this team is a better squad than the group that had to overachieve a 79-83 Pythagorean record last year to finish over .500. The Yankees could contend for the American League pennant.

In 2013, injuries struck the Yankees more viciously than ever before in their long history. A franchise record 56 different players were used in an attempt to make up for the production lost from their injured stars. A cursory glance at the Yankees with the most games played at each position in 2013 would make any Yankees fan -- and indeed, any fan of baseball -- wince. Vernon Wells? Jayson Nix? Lyle Overbay? Travis Hafner? Perhaps it's no surprise that this offense finished with an ugly .243/.308/.377 triple-slash and a league-low 2,048 total bases.

“Lou and the "Babe"”

Since: Aug 08

Yankee immortals

#307865 Mar 28, 2014
That meagre offense has since suffered the defection of Cano but was bolstered by the additions of McCann and Beltran. Some have unfairly labeled Ellsbury as an "injury-prone, slight improvement over Brett Gardner," but he brings much more than that to the table. His two biggest injuries were the results of collisions, and even if he never replicates his career year of 2011 again, a mere duplication of his 2013 in Boston (114 OPS+, a league-leading 52 steals, and 5.8 WAR thanks to arguably the AL's best center-field defense) would go a long way to assuaging the skeptics.

Additionally, while Alfonso Soriano probably won't homer every 14.3 plate appearances as he did down the stretch for the Yankees last year, he should still provide the righty power that the Yankees otherwise lack. While it's easy to question the Yankees' infield, the outfield is a much bigger threat. Full seasons from this quartet and perhaps a few under-the-radar surprises like power-hitting lefty infielder Kelly Johnson targeting the Yankee Stadium short porch with success, along with resurgences from Teixeira or Jeter, and the Bronx Bombers should restore the dignity of their old moniker in 2014.

Although the bullpen will obviously miss the incomparable Mariano Rivera, likely closer David Robertson has improved his control from his wilder days to 2.4 walks per nine innings in 2013, a rate that was better than that of most proven closers™. Shawn Kelley and Matt Thornton will have to pick up some of Robertson's slack as versatile set-up relievers, but if there's one thing manager Joe Girardi has demonstrated over his Yankees tenure, it's that he knows how to make a bullpen effective. After losing Rivera to injury in 2012, the Yankees still had a playoff-caliber bullpen. Given Girardi managed to coax productive seasons out of the likes of Cody Eppley and Clay Rapada, who's to say that he can't do the same with this bunch?

Tanaka will be the man everyone in baseball will likely be watching early on, but perhaps more attention should be paid to maligned ace CC Sabathia. A down year in 2013 combined with a decrease in velocity have caused some people to dismiss him as a lost cause. However, while CC might not have the pure stuff he once did, lefties far less talented than the big southpaw have succeeded in the league years after hitting their mid-thirties. While CC will celebrate his 34th birthday towards the end of July and has over 2,700 innings on his arm (more than both Bartolo Colon and Roy Halladay’s career totals), it's too soon to write him off.

While the peoples of two nations expect the world from Tanaka, simply posting an ERA+ in the region of 112 in his first season, just as his former NPB compatriots Yu Darvish and new rotation-mate Hiroki Kuroda did in their rookie campaigns, would be sufficient. Speaking of Kuroda, he turned 39 on February 10th but has not shown many sign of age. Ivan Nova was once banished from the rotation after injury and an ineffective 2012, but the now-27-year-old pitched to a 2.59 ERA and 639 OPS-against in 15 starts from July onward. The fifth starter spot could go to anyone from the long-rehabbing Michael Pineda to the versatile David Phelps, but even though the Yankees lost the reliable Andy Pettitte, the Yankees' rotation appears to be in better shape than it was on Opening Day last year.

The Yankees have been a safe bet to make it to the playoffs 17 times in the last 19 years. With five playoff spots available now, it's not foolish to envision a season led by an offensive resurgence that brings the Yankees back to October baseball and, eventually, the AL pennant. The spending spree worked last time during the 2008-09 offseason. It may just work again.
Da GreatDirtyWater

Greenacre, Australia

#307866 Mar 28, 2014
FuMan Chu Yanks wrote:
Yankees sign Alfredo Aceves to a minor league deal
By Tanya Bondurant &#62993; @TanyaBondurant on Mar 28 2014, 6:02p
http://www.pinstripealley.com/2014/3/28/55592...
Good thing the Yankees got in there now the Red Sox and Orioles threw him away...cuz we all know that TOR and TB were dying for a shot at cutting him....
Da GreatDirtyWater

Greenacre, Australia

#307867 Mar 28, 2014
FuMan Chu Yanks wrote:
<quoted text>
The pen has a lot of young talent this year, most of whom are home grown. Trust me Dell, Yanks are a lock to win the AL East there is no one even close to them this year as this is an improved team.
How much you want to bet Jeter has a great year?
Yeah right and you got them at 100 wins when everyone else has them struggling to win 86,

LMFAO

Jeter? Bet? Yeah let the $22K you owe me ride on that bet...

“Lou and the "Babe"”

Since: Aug 08

Yankee immortals

#307868 Mar 28, 2014
YANKEES 4 LIFE wrote:
<quoted text> I'm with you all the way Fu and I'm very optimistic about this season..... Last season we had a lot of injuries.....Some of which they should have expected, but some of which were just bad luck....... On paper, their offense is already better than their offense would have been even if healthy last year...... More runs will be scored......
Their rotation is better than last year...... Kuroda is likely to regress, but should still be solid..... CC is likely to improve even if not to his former levels with less velocity...... Tanaka and Pineda should, if healthy, can be an upgrade over their predecessors overall..... Nova has been solid as well and he will build off last season.....
The BP is less established and Mo is gone, but they have some relievers..... They may need to tinker a bit, but it should still be good..... Robertson will have some pressure on him..... I do not think they are a pennant lock and should still address their IF, but they should still be good for 90+ wins...... Stay healthy as much as possible.....
Yanks starting the Season with a six man rotation?

Joel Sherman of the New York Post believes lefty Cesar Cabral will not make the team and the final spot will instead go to Vidal Nuno. He bases this on the fact that the Yankees will play 13 straight games without a day off to start the season. Masahiro Tanaka is also not used to pitching every fifth day and Michael Pineda is coming off surgery, so he believes that more starting pitching is the answer.

It's just speculation at the moment, but I personally had Cabral making the team over Nuno because it's kind of bizarre to have a total of three potential starters just sitting around in the bullpen. Stuffing David Phelps, Adam Warren, and Vidal Nuno all in the bullpen seems to display very little confidence in the starting rotation right off the bat. There are certainly questions about theYankees' top five, but having all three kind of shows that they may not trust Tanaka and Pineda just yet. It would have made a lot of sense to send Nuno down and allow him to continue to work as a starter, just in case someone goes down with an injury.

What will they all be doing on a daily basis? Maybe Warren is the longman, Phelps could pitch in middle relief, but what does Nuno do? If he's just another LOOGY then why not use Cabral there? If you need another starter, then you can call Nuno up when you need him. Now it's unlikely that Phelps or Nuno will be kept stretched out enough to start on short notice. We've spent the last few days admiring the Yankees' starting pitching depth, but this move kind of does away with it. It would be nice if everyone could make the team, but in this case, it doesn't make sense for everyone to be here.

While it might theoretically help the Yankees if everyone pans out in the bullpen, it leaves The Triple-A rotation fairly thin. At this point, Shane Greene might be given a spot, but the rest would be taken up by organizational fodder, at least until Manny Banuelos is healthy enough to return to Scranton. What do you think?
Da GreatDirtyWater

Greenacre, Australia

#307869 Mar 28, 2014
FuMan Chu Yanks wrote:
Why the Yankees will win the 2014 American League pennant
By Andrew Mearns &#62993; @MearnsPSA on Mar 27 2014, 4:33p
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I give you predictions from Baseball Prospectus Fangraphs established writers and experts saying the Yankless are crap and you continue to feed us with crap from college and near college student bloggers with visions of pinstipes and WS trophys.

>>>Andrew Mearns is an editor and writer at SB Nation's Yankees blog, Pinstripe Alley, where he also co-hosts a podcast. A 2012 graduate of Gettysburg College, he works in higher education and aspires to keep his value as a baseball writer higher than Andy Stankiewicz's value as a player.<<<

Woop Stankiewicz's value is climbing.

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