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2011 New York Yankees Thread

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Liriano is a bit of a health risk, but he has the talent to be one of the best pitchers in the game (and he was last year, if you look past the ERA -- his FIP was 3rd best in the Majors while his xFIP was 2nd best). If I were Minnesota, talks would have to begin with Montero or Banuelos.

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Liriano is a bit of a health risk, but he has the talent to be one of the best pitchers in the game (and he was last year, if you look past the ERA -- his FIP was 3rd best in the Majors while his xFIP was 2nd best). If I were Minnesota, talks would have to begin with Montero or Banuelos.

Since Liriano is a huge health risk that is why I won't give up any top prospects for him. I'd much rather give up quantity over quality. Perhaps something like Joba, Nova, Adams/Joseph, and Phelps/Noesi/Warren. I'd rather not include Romine but he is certainly not a deal breaker if it came to that.

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I doubt the Yanks get Liriano during Spring Training. I think that they are honest in letting the last two rotation spots get determined by competition. Once the season starts however, and if things don't go so well [knock on wood], you can never count the Yanks out of anything.

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http://riveraveblues.com/2011/03/cervelli-out-at-least-four-weeks-with-broken-foot-44173/

The Yankees have announced that Frankie Cervelli has a fractured bone in his left foot and will be in a boot and unable to perform baseball activities for the next four weeks. Six-to-eight weeks is the realistic timetable for when he’ll be able to return to the team. Cervelli suffered the injury when he fouled a ball off the top of the foot earlier this week. He stayed in that game for another inning but was eventually lifted.

Cervelli has horrible luck in spring training. Looks like the opportunity is really open for Jesus to get the backup C role now.

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Yankees trade Sergio Mitre to Milwaukee

It's not immediately know what the Yankees received in return for the veteran right-hander.

Mitre entered spring training with an outside chance to win a spot in New York's starting rotation, as well as an opportunity to pitch long relief. But Ivan Nova appears to have won the No. 4 spot, and Freddy Garcia is the leading candidate for the fifth spot, with Bartolo Colon also in the mix. The Yankees also signed free agent Kevin Millwood to a minor league deal on Friday.

Edited by nyrsuck26

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Mitre is a funny guy. Despite a nice-looking 4.28 xFIP in 400+ ML innings, his strand rate has been below average and hes very homer-prone despite being a big-time groundballer, leading to his actual results being quite poor (5.27 ERA). I tend to lean towards HR/FB% being luck instead of a skill (granted its an endless debate, see: Matt Cain), so maybe there's still hope Mitre's luck can turn around. But he does seem like one of those guys that the advanced stats says should be decent but the results continue trend the opposite way.

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They got outfielder Chris Dickerson for Mitre. Depth move and he'll be in Scranton. I think this all but solidifies it as Nova as the 4, Colon as the 5, and Garcia as the longman with the first chance at a crack in the rotation should Nova or Colon fail.

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I'm hoping the rotation goes CC, Hughes, Burnett, Nova, Garcia. Garcia has looked good in Spring Training. Having Colon and Millwood lurking around the corner is also a plus. It's weird the Yankees pluck these over the hill veterans, and give them tryouts. Chavez, Jones, etc. This wouldn't be the first time the Yankees have done this.

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Girardi announced Nova is the 4, Garcia 5, and Colon in the bullpen. I thought I read awhile back that Colon wouldn't accept a bullpen assignment but this is great news he will. Having both Garcia and Colon on the roster with Millwood in AAA with kids like Noesi, Warren, and Phelps gives them nice depth.

I'm hoping the rotation goes CC, Hughes, Burnett, Nova, Garcia. Garcia has looked good in Spring Training. Having Colon and Millwood lurking around the corner is also a plus. It's weird the Yankees pluck these over the hill veterans, and give them tryouts. Chavez, Jones, etc. This wouldn't be the first time the Yankees have done this.

Whats weird about giving veterans tryouts? If you go strictly with kids and they fail then you have no options. These guys aren't the players they once were but you at least know what they used to be able to do and have an idea of what they still may capable of. Jones won't kill them in the field, can provide some power off the bench, and hit lefties. I doubt Chavez stays healthy but if he does he gives them another bench player who can provide some power. Garcia, Colon, Millwood prevent them from having to rush/force a kid into a role there not capable of yet.

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The quest for #28 begins today!!

LET'S GO YANKEES!!!!

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What a great opening day. Granderson making it happen in the field and at the plate, the huge blast by Tex, solid debut by Martin, and the bullpen was fantastic. I was fortunate to be able to watch the whole game on my laptop inbetween classes.

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Phil Hughes sucks.

Boone Logan sucks.

The only reason Jeter hasn't been bumped to 7th in the lineup is because his name is 'Derek Jeter'

Boone Logan sucks.

Boone Logan sucks.

Bye.

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Phil Hughes sucks.

Boone Logan sucks.

The only reason Jeter hasn't been bumped to 7th in the lineup is because his name is 'Derek Jeter'

Boone Logan sucks.

Boone Logan sucks.

Bye.

Unfortunately, this is all true.

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Hughes doesn't suck. He's had 2 rough outings...it's April. It's too early to freak out about anything.

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Yea, I'm sure he'll get back, but, I'm not gonna lie, this is a little worrying.

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Hughes doesn't suck. He's had 2 rough outings...it's April. It's too early to freak out about anything.

He stunk it up down the stretch last year. I'm scared that teams are figuring him out.

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He stunk it up down the stretch last year. I'm scared that teams are figuring him out.

I think part of his problem down the stretch last year could've been the efffects of pitching more innings than he ever did in a season. If he continues to struggle for a couple more starts I'll worry but since it's so early I'm going to hold off.

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Unfortunately it looks like Girardi is only going to use Soriano in the 8th inning and with a lead rather than the highest leverage situation. It's a shame they aren't using this bullpen flexibility to their advantage. I hope one day we see teams get rid of the idea of "closers" or inning specific pitchers and use their best relievers in the highest leverage situations.

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Yankees kept chipping away tonight and find themselves in extra innings after Jorge launches another home run. Not thrilled with how Girardi managed the rest of the inning. Granderson doubles then Girardi calls for the bunt which I don't think made any sense and Martin gets himself down to 2 strikes and strikes out. Then he didn't pinch hit Chavez for Gardner who ended up striking out. Hopefully the pull it out in the bottom part of the 10th.

I was stuck listening to the first half of the game on the radio driving back from school so I didn't get to see Hughes but from what I heard he was barely hitting 90. I'm not ready to panic yet but hopefully he gets that velocity up asap.

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Observations:

-Ouch, Phil.

-Is Andy Pettite sick of watching high school baseball yet?

-Th uglier Joba looks, the better he pitches.

-Poor CC.

-Oh, that's what a 'Derek Jeter' looks like. Hopefully he keeps hitting.

-Paging Alex

-Jorge's futility makes the Russel Martin signing look more and more brilliant

-Oh, RUSSELL MARTIN.

-The errors are going to drive me to a drinking disorder

-Joba is fat.

-Soriano is pitching a lot better than his numbers stay, but even still: WTF RAFAEL!?

-Mariano is still the best

-Texy's cooled off, but he's still a boss.

-Please, for the sake of all things holy, take 2 out of 3 from the Red Sox

-Quick, name 2 relievers from the Tampa staff. How the hell are they so good?

-Montero, Banuelos, Heathcott, Nunez for King Felix.

-That was a joke, relax.

-But seriously.

Smeh.

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Girardi micromanaging at its finest last night.

Also, we couldn't hit water if we jumped out of a boat with RISP.

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Girardi micromanaging at its finest last night.

Also, we couldn't hit water if we jumped out of a boat with RISP.

Yeah, its ashame we wasted such a good performance from AJ. The way the pitching staff looks this year, we can't really afford to lose low scoring games.

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Ugh. Blown out by the Royals...

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