Heyman on the Yanks: Nady, Girardi

Open Thread: A lazy Sunday
Minors notes: Cox, Ajax, Bleich

Over the weekend, Jon Heyman has chimed in with two Yankee-centric items of note. Let’s break them down.

First, in a piece about the best and worst free agent signings, Heyman checks in on Xavier Nady‘s prognosis. Heyman wonders about Nady’s future: “One person said first surgeries have close to a 90 percent success ratio while second surgeries are as low as 20 percent.”

Will Carroll at Baseball Prospectus had a different take in Friday’s Under the Knife. Carroll said that Nady “should be fine” for Spring Training. Nady, clearly, isn’t a pitcher and should have a slightly different rehab path. Unless the scar tissue presents a problem, I don’t see why Heyman’s source would be right.

In another piece, Heyman handicaps the managers on the hot seat. Girardi, says Heyman, won’t be fired this year no matter the ups and downs of the Yankee season. He will however have to get the team into the playoffs.

Heyman notes that Girardi is the “handpicked successor to the legendary Joe Torre.” While Girardi is under contract for next season, Yankee officials higher up in the food chain than Cashman may not be keen to welcome Girardi back in 2010 if the Yanks can’t make the playoffs this year. They didn’t spend all of that money this winter to stay home in October.

Open Thread: A lazy Sunday
Minors notes: Cox, Ajax, Bleich
  • Jake K.

    And in his same piece about free agent signings Heyman once again says Joba should be in the bullpen. So take anything he says (that isn’t fed to him by Scott Boras) with a grain of salt.

    • Zach

      he says without CC Joba would be the ace. So Joba’s the #2 pitcher on the team now, but he should be in the bullpen? Love his logic

    • mick

      Exstrapolating Heyman’s theory would cause one to question why Halladay,Lester,Santana,Volquez,etc aren’t all 8th inning guys.I’m bored with the constant rehashing of this foolishness.

      • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

        JOHN LESTER IS A STARTING PITCHAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

          Bring me Porcello’s last five starts, I wanna teach Alex a lesson!!!

          • mick

            Heyman and I want Porcello in the eigth.

        • mick

          Peter Gammons smiles!!!!!!

  • Zach

    Whenever I hear him on WFAN he says the same exact thing that his column says, its funny.

  • pat

    OO bleich man is on his way to Trenton.

  • cult of basebaal

    Good ol’ “Lord Haw Haw” Heyman, whoring himself out as the mouthpiece of minor despots …

  • DGeezy

    is it just me or does it seem like the 16yrs of Heyman being a beat reporter for the yanks has made him sick of the yankees? i rarely hear him say anything positive about the team & often hear him take a lot of jabs at them.

  • JC

    Well, if he does make it back and plays in the Majors again, he will be the FIRST non-pitcher to have TJ for a second time and make it back to the majors. I’m not sure if a pitcher has ever made it back with 2 Tommy John surgeries. So people, do not have your hopes up at all.