Jun
10

Talkin’ draft with Damon Oppenheimer

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Damon Oppenheimer, the mastermind behind the Yankees’ draft, will be fielding questions at MLB.com on the Yankee draft at 2 p.m. today. Head on over, register and grill him on Gerrit Cole.

Categories : Asides, Draft
  • http://mike@riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    WTF D-Opp, was Clay Caulfield too good to pass up that you didn’t select Nick Maronde?!?1?1?

    I wonder if he’d answer that one…

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

      Hey D-Opp, if you saw Dave Dombrowski on the side of the road with a broken down car in the middle of a Detroit snowstorm, would you pick him up?

      I wonder if he’d answer that one…

      • http://mike@riveraveblues.com Mike A.

        Hey Opp, Lin Garrett said you pee sitting down. You going to take that?

        • Brandon

          LOL

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

          After reading about who Mr. Garret is I know hate him more than Mr. Dombrowski.

          • Bo

            Why would you hate Dombrowski? For taking Porcello??

            • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

              Yes. And he is an idiot for signing Dontrelle Willis and acquiring a range limited Edgar Renteria for Jair Jurrjens.

              • Lanny

                Are you a Tiger fan?

                I kinda like it when competition SCREWS UP.

  • Rich

    Ask him when he is going to sign a contract extension.

  • Joey

    PeteAbe’s reporting our 7th rounder, Kyle Higashioka, wants half a mill to skip out on his scholarship to Cal

    • http://mike@riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      They gave Austin Romine $500k last year. Do they believe Higashioka is at least as good as Romine? If so, they’ll pay up. If not, have fun in Berkeley.

      • TurnTwo

        draft guru, what says you about kyle-san and his demand… is he as good as Romine, or not worth it?

        • http://mike@riveraveblues.com Mike A.

          Probably not worth it, but the Yanks know stuff I don’t.

        • http://mike@riveraveblues.com Mike A.

          And Kyle-san is totally his nickname going forward. Well done.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

      LoL, PeteAbe was outed by a NoMass member trolling on their draft blog page.

      • TurnTwo

        ha! yeah, not sure if any of that is true, but if it is, pretty funny stuff right there.

        • Bo

          Who cares??

          • Number 27

            I care… I think it’s fucking hilarious.

            • Bo

              Why would you care? Petes not allowed to comment on sites? Not like he used 10 dif names or something. He obviously doesnt like those guys and vice versa.

              • KW

                Why do you care about not caring???

                All kidding aside, if it’s true it’s just embarrassing. He’s a professional, there shouldn’t be any time or need to do any of this sophomoric crap. The fact that he does it while also writing blog entries about how he’s not personally attacking joe girardi also makes it laughable.

              • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

                LoL Pete, is that you?

                • Lanny

                  Wow. Is that serious??

                  Not a real fan of the Lohud site cos I don’t like the snark from Pete about all the players and managers he hates.

  • JohnC

    Sayonarra! He aint worth that much.

  • Bo

    They wouldn’t have taken him in the 7th if they weren’t prepared to pay him.

  • Joey

    Sucks that he can’t answer questions on players drafted by any other team. Stupid tampering

  • Sal

    I asked the question about Dwyer. Opp says they’ll look at him this summer and go forward about signing him. He is “excited” about his potential.

  • Manimal

    RIP Ensburg, we hardly knew ye. And Roger Clemens on Viagra? The miracle purple pill?

    • Manimal

      Seriously, whats next, Steroids? =P

  • Nefarious jackson

    Good Q & A with Damon O posted on PinstripesPlus

    Didn’t seem like signing Chris Dwyer is realistic, thinks that Chris Smith’s Bat is much much further along then A-Jax at same age

  • MD

    interesting….I submitted a question about the status of Humberto Sanchez and it never was fielded…..wonder if he isn’t progressing as well as they would like…

    • rbizzler

      Great conspiracy theory, but I am sure that there were hundreds, if not thousands, of questions that were not answered.

    • http://mike@riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      I submitted several questions, only one was answered.

  • Joey

    Kinda disappointed, not the greatest chat to say the least… that’s another dept. or so-and-so looks “good”

  • John

    Why did he answer questions that wasn’t his department (Inoa, Gardner, etc.), but not ones that he actually knew about?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

      Why would Brett Gardner not be in his department? I asked the question about Inoa, he said he couldn’t answer that because that was the Int’l dept. (which I should of already known, but hey)

      Interesting, he said at this same stage, Gerrit Cole is further along than Phil Hughes in terms of stuff. So that must include the Slider which Hughes was rated as having a plus one. I asked about Cole’s Changeup because in the press conference he called it a plus pitch but I wanted to clarify if that was present grade or future potential.

      He also said the Yankees feel that Chris Smith has future plus power, sweet when you imagine that contact ability.

      Kind of cute that he said the Yankees value clean arm action and delivery when evaluating a pitcher but those were the two big knocks on Cole. He did list that as the final factor if that means anything. ;)

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

        Sorry, the question was never posted regarding Cole’s Changeup.

      • rbizzler

        I don’t think that he meant that Gardner wasn’t his department, only that it wasn’t his decision when/if he gets the call-up. I am sure that he will be asked for input on Brett’s projected skills but ultimately it will be Cash and co. that decide if/when he gets a shot with the big club.

        • John

          Yeah, that’s what I meant. He answered questions like that where it wasn’t really his final decision (same with the setup one) rather than about the draft where he is really the #1 guy.

          • Bo

            I dont think he picks the questions.

  • Bo

    Well he is limited in what he can and can’t say. He cant exactly rave about guys he drafted because then there demands go up if they arent signed.

  • Number 27

    if there was any question about his ability to suceed cashman (if necessary), the fact that he seems to give a roundabout answer to almost every question seems to be a good indication. ;)

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