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The Off-Season: 2011-2012 Edition

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  • Originally posted by quagmire View Post
    Did you give up on Granderson too back in 2010?

    One year does not make the trade a bad one. Just hope Pineda can bounce back. A good indicator of if he will is how Hughes will pitch as he faced the same injury/situation last year.

    This ignores Pineda's work ethic. Did Pineda pull a Hughes and thought after a great year, he could slack off? Hughes has obviously learned that lesson and has shown up in top shape and pitched like 2010 Hughes so far in ST. Next season will show if Pineda learned his lesson.
    What does Granderson have to do with anything? Out of shape first year on the team? Sounds like an excellent work ethic.

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    • Originally posted by lhslancers View Post
      What does Granderson have to do with anything? Out of shape first year on the team? Sounds like an excellent work ethic.
      Because for most of 2010 it looked like the Granderson trade was bad as well especially since Jackson was doing extremely well over at the Tigers and it would have been worse in 2011 seeing how Kennedy did well because Granderson wasn't producing the numbers everyone was hoping for. Though we know today the deal turned out to be pretty decent as his swing adjustments has made him an offensive threat at the plate.


      Hughes was out of shape last year and has come back this year in better shape than ever. Hopefully Pineda has learned his lesson and will come back in better shape next year.
      Last edited by quagmire; 03-31-2012, 10:50 PM.

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      • Originally posted by Hysteria View Post
        An MRI of Michael Pineda's sore right shoulder showed no structural damage, just tendinitis, a development Yankees manager Joe Girardi termed "great news." Michael Pineda will start the season on the 15-day DL with right shoulder tendinitis.
        that is good news. Now don't rush him back and allow it to heal completely then his velocity will come back too.
        I now have my own non commercial blog about training for batspeed and power using my training experience in baseball and track and field.

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        • After thinking more about Pineda. I do feel it was mechanics abd like Tony said about being out of shape. I am starting to question Larry Rothchild. I know he has to be better than Dave Eiland (most know I hated this guy), but Pineda should have been his top priority with this trade and I wonder if this could have been preventable. Does anyone know if Rothchild is that good a pitching caoch? I looked at resume and he's been bounced around. Was with Atlanta but there was another great pitcher coach, Leo Mazzone. (and I think he was available! he would have been perfect with our younf pitchers.) Coney was available. Sometimes I don't know if Joe picks the right person. I am happy it's just tentinatis.

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          • I think this might ease the pressure of Pineda needing to come out and take over the world immediately to justify the trade. Get him healed and right then ease him in. This trade is for a long term possible ace rather than just 2012. I also like getting a look at the Killer B's along with Warren and Phelps possibly.

            I do think in pitching meetings at least...it should be preached about work ethic and coming in 15-20 pounds over weight. I mean seriously....

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            • Like they say you can never have too much pitching. That said I think the lid won't come close to 150 innings this year when you consider the fact the Yanks have a lot of pitching and their manner of easing people in. As for Montero/Pineda I think we know what's up in 5 years rather than 10.

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              • On the last day of the off-season the Yankees have traded pitcher George Kontos to the Giants for Catcher Chris Stewart. Francisco Cervelli has been optioned down to AAA.

                Stewart played 1 game for the Yankees back in 2008 and spent 08 and 09 with Scranton/WB.

                More news as Justin Maxwell has been DFA'd and Bill Hall has elected for free agency after both were cut.
                Last edited by Biggtone23; 04-04-2012, 02:25 PM.
                Lets Go Yankees, Valley Cats, Dutchmen, UT Spartans and ECU Pirates.

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                • Originally posted by Biggtone23 View Post
                  On the last day of the off-season the Yankees have traded pitcher George Kontos to the Giants for Catcher Chris Stewart. Francisco Cervelli has been optioned down to AAA.

                  Stewart played 1 game for the Yankees back in 2008 and spent 08 and 09 with Scranton/WB.

                  More news as Justin Maxwell has been DFA'd and Bill Hall has elected for free agency after both were cut.
                  Not a good sign for Romine.

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                  • If I heard him right Girardi said on the Mike Francesa show that Romine was going to be out a couple of months.
                    Lets Go Yankees, Valley Cats, Dutchmen, UT Spartans and ECU Pirates.

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                    • Opening Day Roster

                      Starting Pitchers
                      C.C. Sabathia
                      Hiroki Kuroda
                      Phil Hughes
                      Ivan Nova
                      Freddy Garcia

                      Bullpen
                      Mariano Rivera
                      Rafael Soriano
                      Dave Robertson
                      Cory Wade
                      Boone Logan
                      Clay Rapada
                      David Phelps

                      Catchers
                      Russell Martin
                      Chris Stewart

                      Infielders
                      Mark Teixiera
                      Robinson Cano
                      Derek Jeter
                      Alex Rodriguez
                      Eduardo Nunez
                      Eric Chavez

                      Outfielders
                      Brett Gardner
                      Curtis Granderson
                      Nick Swisher
                      Raul Ibanez
                      Andruw Jones
                      Lets Go Yankees, Valley Cats, Dutchmen, UT Spartans and ECU Pirates.

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                      • Originally posted by NJYankeeFan View Post
                        Not a good sign for Romine.
                        Romine is hurt. He's got a back problem...no bueno.

                        Personally, I don't understand Cashman bringing in Stewart who is an automatic out. At least Cervelli has some life in his bat.
                        "After my fourth season I asked for $43,000 and General Manager Ed Barrow told me, 'Young man, do you realize Lou Gehrig, a 16-year-man, is playing for only $44,000?' I said, Mr. Barrow, there is only one answer to that - Mr. Gehrig is terribly underpaid."- Yankees outfielder Joe DiMaggio

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                        • Originally posted by TonyStarks View Post
                          Romine is hurt. He's got a back problem...no bueno.

                          Personally, I don't understand Cashman bringing in Stewart who is an automatic out. At least Cervelli has some life in his bat.
                          Purely depth. Cervelli goes down because he has options. SStewart doesn't. Still don't get that Stewart is significantly better than Tatum.

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