Preliminary Double-A Trenton roster released

Game One Spillover Thread II
It's only one game

Mike Ashmore has the details. No real surprises, but they will have to remove two players from the roster before Opening Day to get down to the 24-man roster limit. I’m guessing that Justin Snyder and Jose Gil will get shipped down to High-A Tampa. The rotation is strong with Zach McAllister, George Kontos, Eric Hacker, Ryan Pope and Ivan Nova holding down the five rotation spots, and guys like Kanekoa Teixeira, Kevin Whelan, Mike Dunn and Josh Schmidt highlight a formidable bullpen. Chris Malec, Reegie Corona, Eduardo Nunez and Marcos Vechionacci represent a lock down defensive infield, but the outfield isn’t anything to write home about. Low-A Charleston’s roster was announced yesterday.

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Game One Spillover Thread II
It's only one game
  • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

    Z-Mac in AA? That’s a mild surprise, but a welcome one. I thought he’d start the season in Tampa.

    • pat

      I think our Tampa rotation is gonna be pretty stocked. Plus zmac wrecked Tampa pitching last year.

      • pat

        But yes, I agree, a welcome suprise.

  • Darth Stein

    I thought Malec was starting the year in AAA.

    • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

      I thought Malec was something you take when your stomach hurts.

      • Darth Stein

        In that case the Yankees need some Malec on the big club STAT!

  • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

    Thank Mo we have some AA baseball to follow now that the season is over.

    • pat

      Haha, in all seriousness though, a good DoF can usually take the sting outta any yankee loss.

      • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

        Yeah, love them. It’s like a warm glass of milk, puts me to sleep with a smile on my face.

    • El Generalissimo

      Can you believe we wasted 340 mil on CC and Tex…?

      Here is the million dollar question though… WHERE IS HUMBERTO SANCHEZ!?

      • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

        and the bunt WHAT THE FUCK WAS THAT ALL ABOUT??!?!?!?!!?

        WHO THE FUCK BUNTS?!?!

        • Darth Stein

          “WHO THE FUCK BUNTS?!?!”

          This is a trick question isn’t it? I am going to have to go with . . . Humberto “Hungry, Hungry” Sanchez! That’s right, Sanchez is a dirty bunter!

          • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

            Dirty Sanchez?

            You sick bastard.

        • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

          I feel like “complaining” about that bunt is more legit than any other gripes from this game.

          • Steve H

            Yes. The bunt was a single instance in one game, not a reflection of a 162 season based on the outcome of game #1. I didn’t like the bunt. That’s fair.

            This teams sucks, CC and Tex are busts, they can’t hit with RISP, the bullpen sucks. All of that, after one game is nonsense.

            • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

              I think the RAB faithful isn’t in mid-season form any more than the Yanks are right now.

              It’s going to take some time for us to get our posts into game shape. Might need to DFA a few of the ones who just can’t get up to speed.

              • Steve H

                And our A-Rod, TSJC, is off on the DL somewhere. Either that or he’s pulling a Barret Robbins.

                • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

                  I love their Mint Chocolate Chip cone on a hot summer day.

                • pat

                  BR mint chip is the cats pajamas.

                • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

                  Turkey Hill Chocolate Marshmallow is the greatest ice cream flavor ever.

                • A.D.

                  And our A-Rod Nails

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Can you believe that it was the first game of the season? Can you believe Teix was getting booed like hell? Can you believe CC has slow April starts?

  • Drew

    I look forward to a great year down on the farm and up here.

    • Steve H

      Oh, you didn’t hear? They lost today, season up here=over.

      Sorry I had to be the one who broke the news to you, but I figured you deserved to know.

      • pat

        I’d say roughly 650 of the 1000 comments on the game thread were of the same nature.

        • Steve H

          I know. It’s scary that it was a large percentage of people who really think this way.

          • A.D.

            It was a lot of the same ppl that kept saying random stuff.

            In reality there were a lot of positives today, some of the question marks in Posada & Gardner played well, Swish hit a double, Matsui was able to drive the ball.

            Yeah CC sucked it up, but i’m not worried starting slow isn’t new & his track record speaks for itself.

            • Drew

              Fo sho, he had a 7+ ERA last year in April. I’m not saying he will do that again but we know how the rest of his season went. Overall, I don’t think we can be upset about too much. Anytime your starter can’t go 5 you expect a bad day.. we know all too much about that from last year.

  • Drew

    Damn Giambino is even more jacked this year. Sucka got juice.

  • A.D.

    Interesting to see how Pope does at AA. Puts up a decent season, he can make himself trade bait like McCutchen was last year.

  • A.D.

    Shame that Malec didn’t make the AAA team

  • M.D.

    who pitches on wednesday?

  • M.D.

    who pitches on wednesday. wang or burnett?

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

    A 21 point game at halftime? I thought the UConn women played tomorrow.

    • A.D.

      And to think UCONN lost to MSU…

      • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

        Yeah…they forgot how to box out and score that night. Ugh.

  • SS

    Wow – Trenton’s roster isn’t really exciting save for Z-Mac.