Spring Training Game Thread: Under the lights

Report: Yanks' brass to meet Sunday to discuss the fifth starter
Spring Training Trade Review: Wily Mo Pena

There’s nothing quite like baseball under the sun, but I’ve always had a soft spot for night games. The cool breeze, the lights, I dunno what it is, but I like it. The Yankees are playing one of their few night games of the preseason tonight, taking on the Rays’ B-team in Tampa. Javy Vazquez will be making his third televised start of the spring in as many outings. I guess he’s an attention whore.

Anyway, here’s the lineup…

Jeter, SS
Granderson, CF
Swisher, RF
Posada, C
Cano, 2B
Thames, DH
Winn, LF
Miranda, 1B
Pena, 3B

Scheduled Pitchers: Javy Vazquez, Chan Ho Park, and David Robertson. Dustin Moseley, Mark Melancon, Romulo Sanchez, and Boone Logan are also available.

Also scheduled to play: Reegie Corona, Colin Curtis, Greg Golson, Reid Gorecki, Eduardo Nunez, P.J. Pilittere, Austin Romine, Kevin Russo, and Jon Weber.

First pitch is scheduled for 7:05pm ET. You can watch locally on YES, or out of market on MLB Network. Enjoy the game.

Photo Credit: Kathy Willens, AP

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Report: Yanks' brass to meet Sunday to discuss the fifth starter
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  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    No Michael Kay: Priceless.

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    There appears to be a lot of room in here tonight.

  • bexarama

    I love how the commercial for this said “A-Rod and the Yankees take on Evan Longoria and the Rays” and neither of those guys is playing.

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      “Juan Miranda and the Yankees take on Sean Rodriguez and the Rays” doesn’t have the same cache.

      • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

        Oh its got cache baby. Its got cache out the yin yang!

      • bexarama

        hah.

        Hasn’t Sean Rodriguez been absolutely MURDERING ST? Not that it matters.

  • http://warriorsmovie.co.uk/content/gangs/images/baseballfuries02.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    Good inning. I think Javy just won the fifth starter competition.

    • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

      I smell a Cy Young

  • WIlliam

    That was a fast inning.

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    Joe Madden is SO clever.

    • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

      *Maddon

      He is one of the few Managers I cannot stand. He oozes doucheness.

      • bexarama

        I’m still mad about David Price hitting Teixeira

      • Andy In Sunny Daytona

        “O”, “E”, whatevs.

        • http://janeheller.mlblogs.com/yank_c.jpg T-Dubs

          This.

  • WIlliam

    This is somewhat unrelated, but, my brother bought MLB TV package for 140 dollars, and while he payed for it, I get it for free. Life is rewarding in little ways sometimes.

  • http://www.twitter.com/riddering Riddering

    I got my new computer today. I think I’m in love. I have MLBtv open and I’m able to watch it at the highest quality without it freezing up or shutting down on me every five minutes.

    Sure, I have low expectations but I think they’re going to be raised with this baby.

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      When I first read this I thought it said, “I’m going to raise it as my baby”.

      • http://www.twitter.com/riddering Riddering

        I appreciate computers but I save the baby raising for puppies.

    • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

      Nice. Is it custom built or an overpriced brand name?

      • http://www.twitter.com/riddering Riddering

        …it’s a Dell.

        • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

          Heh. I was going to buy a Dell once customizing the parts and it would have cost me 1500 dollars. The internets told me Dell is overpriced and building your own is way cheaper. And the internets never lie.

          • bexarama

            except if it’s MLB.com telling you Curtis Granderson is NOT a switch-hitter

  • WIlliam

    Man, Granderson’s bat on the ball sounded really nice.

    • bexarama

      I thought it was a HR and I was like GRANDERSON HIT A HR OFF A LEFTY! and then I was sad.

      • WIlliam

        I know, it wasn’t even close. Soooo disapointing.

  • http://warriorsmovie.co.uk/content/gangs/images/baseballfuries02.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    Nice hair. I think that guy in the third row just won the craziest hair at the ballpark tonight competition.

  • WIlliam

    They are talking about his homers making up for his avg, as if he didn’t have a 375 obp last year. Jesus people, a single is the same thing as a walk people, the only difference is a walk takes more pitches from the pitcher.

    • WIlliam

      I’m refering to Swisher by the way.

  • WIlliam

    Swishalicous!

  • http://warriorsmovie.co.uk/content/gangs/images/baseballfuries02.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    Nice hit. I think Swisher just won the right fielder competition.

    (Ok, I’ll stop now.)

    • Teix is the Man

      IETC

  • WIlliam

    OMG, Posada has a 421 avg in 7 games, he needs to slow down.

    Kay’d

    • WIlliam

      Wait, that wasn’t Kay, oops. Out of curiosity, how do you cross out/italisize/bold text here?

      • bexarama

        (b) (/b) (i) (/i) (strike) (/strike)

        except use instead of ()

        • bexarama

          use instead of ( ) …

          • bexarama

            agh. it’s not showing up. > that thing. use that.

            • WIlliam
              • WIlliam

                Ugh,

                • WIlliam

                  Muchas Gacias…..finalmente!

                • WIlliam

                  I mean gracias, damn new keyboard.

  • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

    What’s Sterling’s home run call for Granderson going to be?

    • ShuutoHeat

      Something corny sounding no doubt…

    • bexarama

      it’s a Grander-slam

      • Teix is the Man

        (Pitcher surrenduring homer) went to Denny’s for a Grander-Slam!!

      • Andy In Sunny Daytona

        Even more, “It’s a Grand-Slam, double-covered and smothered”.

        /Sponsored by Dennys’d

    • Rey22

      A GRAND HOME RUN, BY GRANDERSON!

    • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

      Wasn’t that Grand!

      • King of Fruity Hypos

        It couldn’t be grander, son!

  • WIlliam

    OMG, cano should be put in the minor league system of the royals, immedeately. He struck out with risp.

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    These announcers are refreshingly pleasant. Who’s the guy that’s not Singleton?

    • bexarama

      it’s Singleton, Tino, and Flaherty, no?

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime (Optimovelist Primus)

      One’s Flaherety and the other is Tino

    • ShuutoHeat

      Tino and Flash

      • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

        Oh okay it’s Tino, thanks.

  • bexarama

    Clearly Cano can’t hit in the five-spot

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime (Optimovelist Primus)

      RISP! RISP!

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    CC? Wasn’t it AJ who hit Pena?

    • Teix is the Man

      Nah, I think they just showed the video of CC.

      • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

        I noticed. My typing skills are just too great.

        (Not really)

    • bexarama

      no, it was CC

      BTW, Pena seems like a really classy guy from his few appearances on MLB Network. He didn’t seem to hold anything against CC and/or the Yankees at all.

    • ShuutoHeat

      I remember it was CC, Pena tried to hold back with a check and got his fingers smashed.

  • http://www.twitter.com/riddering Riddering

    I want to listen in to the conversation K-Long and Johnson were having.

    • ShuutoHeat

      Probably talking about what they had for dinner last night.

      • http://www.twitter.com/riddering Riddering

        That’s my kind of conversation.

        • ShuutoHeat

          I wonder what kind of food a guy like K-Long likes to eat.

          • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

            Lightning. And he craps thunder.

            • ShuutoHeat

              That explains his awesomeness. I shall now refer to him as “K-Long the Lightning Eater”.

              • Cecala

                If you take out the dash it would be “Klong the Lightning Eater.” That is so much more badass.

  • Teix is the Man

    Panic!!!

  • bexarama

    I blame the announcers

    • http://www.twitter.com/riddering Riddering

      I blame Michael Kay. He was sitting at home telling his fanclub about the perfect game Javy was working on.

      • pete

        heh

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    Well it is Javy and it is the AL leader in homers…

  • WIlliam

    VAazquez is sooooo unclutch. Giving up a homer to the AL home run king, unaccaptable.

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    3 full counts in a row. He’s getting his work in.

    • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

      Make it 4.

    • Paul Canales

      4 full counts now

  • bexarama

    What a silly thing to say. No one is more balanced than the Red Sox.

    • WIlliam

      Balance doesn’t equal good. The pirates are very balanced. Everyone is on the same level…..horrific.

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    Rays better than Boston for defense? I don’t think so.

    • WIlliam

      It’s close, but Boston has the edge.

    • bexarama

      I can’t tell if you’re being sarcastic or not, but I think the Rays are actually projected to have better defense than the Red Sox.

    • Jose

      I have to disagree. Rays had a 69.5 UZR last year. Boston had a -16.3 UZR last year. No way the gap was closed by that much over the course of one off-season.

      • http://www.soxandpinstripes.com JGS

        I don’t know.

        Beltre >>>>>>>>>>>>>> Lowell
        Cameron >>>>>>>>>>>>> Ellsbury (CF)
        Ellsbury (LF) >>>>>>>>> Bay

        • Jose

          Don’t get me wrong, the defense will be improved, but in my opinion they still won’t have a better defense than the Rays. Projections seem to agree with that as well.

        • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

          This. Everyone on that team except for whoever is catching are plus defenders.

          I don’t know about the Rays and honestly I didn’t know they were that good.

          • bexarama

            1B defense doesn’t matter all that much, but I think Pena is actually quite good.

            In a small sample size because he plays pretty much everything, Zobrist is a great defender.

            Evan Longoria is an incredibly good defensive 3B. He is probably more or less Beltre’s equal there.

            Their OF is pretty awesome.

    • pete

      Crawford >>>>> Ells
      Upton > Cameron
      Drew >>> rays RF (unless it’s Jennings or Upton, both of which are totally possible)

      Longoria = Beltre
      Bartlett > Scutaro
      Zobrist > Pedroia (SSS, but so it would seem)
      Youkilis > Pena

      don’t watch either enough to really gauge their catcher’s D, but to me it seems like the Rays are clearly a better defensive team, and that gap only widens when they call up DJ

  • Paul Canales

    That wasn’t a strike?? 38 pitches up the 2nd inning

    • bexarama

      yeah, that was like right down the middle. Umps in mid-season form.

      • ShuutoHeat

        Umps and their damn bias against Yankees!!!

        • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

          Just like the scouts.

          Sincerely,

          mryankee

        • bexarama

          one thing I’ve learned from reading the internet: everyone thinks the umpires (and the national announcers) are biased against their team

          • ShuutoHeat

            Seriously though, Foster hates the Yankees.
            I remember Halos Heaven last year during the post season….they really did think that everything was set up for the Yankees to win.

            • bexarama

              because the Angels didn’t get any egregious calls on their behalf in the first round or anything

  • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

    So I know, the Pujols for Howard, ehhh news, from earlier this week was absolutely never discussed as a potential trade. If, however, the Cardinals didn’t think they could sign him, and wanted to trade Pujols for a great 1B already locked up, what would you trade with Tex to get him, assuming a 10/$275 million extension for Pujols? Would you not do it at all to save some payroll flexibility? Would you do Tex/Joba/Romine. More? Less? I’m interested to see what people’s thoughts on this would be.

    • WIlliam

      That’s not even close to being worth it. With Teixera’s 6 more years, I think it has to be just Tex for Pujos, but only if the Cards know they can’t sign Pujos. Joba definetly shouldn’t be there.

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    I’m wondering if Winn has always been a slow starter. Is there a way to look at historical ST stats?

    • WIlliam

      I don’t hink anyone cares enough to document. Well…. anyone who knows anything about baseball.

      • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

        Thanks for your input chief rocka.

        • WIlliam

          That wasn’t a dig against you, it was a dig agains people who really care about ST stats, like the people who say Damon>>Granderson based on this spring. I didn’t mean to insult you.

          • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

            Heh no big deal. I was just curious because some guys are historically slow starters, some are quick starters. I wanted to see if Winn fell into one of those categories, it looks like he doesn’t.

    • Hey ZZ
      • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

        Ah thanks.

        • Hey ZZ

          I hope you enjoyed knowing anything about baseball

          • bexarama

            I am laughing SO HARD. (sorry WIlliam)

            • WIlliam

              If you had read my quotes from Lohud by a commenter named “whatever” on a thread a while back, you would no my frustration. The guy compiled a list showing how many Games back people were in the AL East, and said Granderson, based on ST stats, would be another Gary Mathews Jr.

              • bexarama

                I saw that. Those were some of my favorite LoHud posts ever.

              • bexarama

                oooh he’s back!

                another terrible game by curtis granderson.. tell me, is this what we can expect all year? jeter getting on base, and granderson flying out with weak quick at bats? where’s the heart that a guy like damon brings?

                • bexarama

                  heart = whiteness, obviously (yeah I know Damon’s not entirely white)

  • bexarama

    Tino perpetually sounds like he has a headcold

    • Poopy Pants

      Michael Kay taught him how to do that.

      • kunaldo

        Well, Kay just has a big head, literally and figuratively.

        • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

          That’s what she said

  • Paul Canales

    Pena is hitting pretty well.

  • Paul Canales

    The captain comes through!

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    Upton was hotdoggin!!

    /Kay’d

    • bexarama

      I still remember the game where Derek tied Lou Gehrig’s hit total and Upton was chasing after a ball and then very abruptly he just stopped and threw his hands up in the air. Except it was way funnier than I’m describing. I still giggle about it.

  • http://warriorsmovie.co.uk/content/gangs/images/baseballfuries02.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    Cadillacing.

  • WIlliam

    DE-RECK JE-TER Duh Duh…Duh DUh

  • http://warriorsmovie.co.uk/content/gangs/images/baseballfuries02.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    Gah! Kim Jones, you torment me.

  • http://warriorsmovie.co.uk/content/gangs/images/baseballfuries02.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    Crawford worked that walk with his streetsiness.

    /Lombardi’d

    • bexarama

      haha I was just telling my mom about that and she was like, WHAT?

      • http://warriorsmovie.co.uk/content/gangs/images/baseballfuries02.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        You shouldn’t tell your mom about it, even talking about Crawford can intimidate people, he’s so hood.

  • bexarama

    Jorge Posada is adorable when he’s furious with himself.

    /this sentence makes no sense’d

  • http://warriorsmovie.co.uk/content/gangs/images/baseballfuries02.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    Good call, but that was a really nice throw by Jorge. Can’t do it much better than that.

  • Paul Canales

    It looked like he was out.

    • bexarama

      nah, he was safe. Just cuz he’s so fast. Good throw by Jorge, though.

    • http://warriorsmovie.co.uk/content/gangs/images/baseballfuries02.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      Disagree, I thought he was clearly safe. Tag was around the knee after his foot had already reached the bag.

      • Jose

        You have an anti-Yankee bias. Just like the umpires.

        • http://warriorsmovie.co.uk/content/gangs/images/baseballfuries02.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

          It’s the great irony of my life.

  • WIlliam

    I wish they had shown the tag in Slo-Mo so we could actually see if the call was right or not. God knows they show close ups of many calls that are very obvious.

  • bexarama

    fond memories (…) of Game 3 of the World Series

    • http://www.twitter.com/riddering Riddering

      Are you referring to when Andy and Po both botched handling a bunt? I remember a few irrational people tearing Posada over every mistake or out because of Catcher Gate.

      • bexarama

        Yup. Oh God people are soooo irrational about Posada, it’s ridiculous. That said, it WAS a dumb play.

        • bexarama

          It was a dumb play on both Posada and Andy’s part, though. Posada definitely doesn’t take all the blame.

  • Paul Canales

    Pena had that wtf face on

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    Lazy Puerto Ricans.

    /Dominican Lou’d

  • Paul Canales

    Wow, that was a weird check swing

  • http://warriorsmovie.co.uk/content/gangs/images/baseballfuries02.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    Javy and Cano are getting out of jams with their clutchiscrappytude, ruining your ethnic stereotypes.

    /lolcats’d? kinda?

    • King of Fruity Hypos

      Scrapitude: ur doin it rite

      • http://warriorsmovie.co.uk/content/gangs/images/baseballfuries02.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        Heh, that’s better.

  • Gary

    Lovin swishs sideburns

  • WIlliam

    Why was Cano playing so far back last inning? He had to come in from a few feet into the OF.

    • http://warriorsmovie.co.uk/content/gangs/images/baseballfuries02.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      Shift was on for Pena.

    • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

      Carlos Pena was AB and we use the shift against him.

    • E-ROC

      Pena is a pull hitter and the Yankees put on a semi-shift.

  • http://warriorsmovie.co.uk/content/gangs/images/baseballfuries02.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    Nice walk. I think Posada just won the catcher competition.

    (Ok, I’m really done this time. Promise.)

    • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

      Ok, I’m really done this time. Promise.

      I don’t believe it when it comes to wings, I don’t believe it now.

      • http://warriorsmovie.co.uk/content/gangs/images/baseballfuries02.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        Haha, touche.

    • WIlliam

      Did you see Jeter? He’s got the SS competition in the bag. Not sure about Cano though, Pena has 1 hit to Cano’s 0, it will be close.

      • http://warriorsmovie.co.uk/content/gangs/images/baseballfuries02.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        Pena and Russo are all over the place this Spring, Cano’s gotta work hard if he wants to hold on to even the utility job.

        • http://warriorsmovie.co.uk/content/gangs/images/baseballfuries02.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

          Whoah, strike that, reverse it… Nice play by Cano, he’s back at 2B.

          • WIlliam

            Yeah, Tino said he was good, we listen to Tino.

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    That looked out.

    • ShuutoHeat

      It was supposed to be a back door sinker according to them, at that angle it sure is hard to tell if the ball really did move back in. IMHO, it looked like a ball..

      Ignore me if you weren’t referring to Cano’s strikeout.

  • Paul Canales

    Inconsistent ump

  • bexarama

    my mom is complaining excessively about the RISP “problem,” heeeelllppp

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.com JGS

      Robbie Cano: .210 BAbip with RISP last season

      • bexarama

        I don’t even want to START to explain that to her

    • http://warriorsmovie.co.uk/content/gangs/images/baseballfuries02.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      I really don’t get people who complain about stuff like that during Spring Training. I can understand why a lot of people think the things they think, whether I agree with them or not… But that’s one thing I really just can’t wrap my mind around.

      • bexarama

        I think she’s just conditioned to hate when the Yankees lose and/or anything bad happens to the Yankees. That, I can understand. The excessive complaining about it/acting like it matters, I cannot.

        • http://warriorsmovie.co.uk/content/gangs/images/baseballfuries02.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

          I can’t even really understand people caring about the results of the games during Spring Training. Freaking Romulo Sanchez is on the mound, Marcus Thames just hit, Ramiro Pena is at third and Juan Miranda is at first, in the fourth inning. How anyone can get themselves worked up about the results of the games or anything like that is just beyond me.

          • bexarama

            Yeah, I’m with you. As long as everyone is non-injured by the time ST is over, I don’t really care if the Yankees go 0-a billion in ST.

            • http://warriorsmovie.co.uk/content/gangs/images/baseballfuries02.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

              This.

          • http://warriorsmovie.co.uk/content/gangs/images/baseballfuries02.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

            Tell your mom I’m disappointed in her. Just walk over to her and tell her: “The Honorable Congressman Mondesi is disappointed in your lack of perspective, Mom”… But don’t explain anything about why you’re saying it or why someone is called “The Honorable Congressman Mondesi” or anything like that. Just say it and walk away like it’s totally normal.

            • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

              Agree. Bexy needs to do this.

              • bexarama

                I just did. She was like “What does Raul Mondesi have to do with this?????”

                • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

                  Well done!

                • http://warriorsmovie.co.uk/content/gangs/images/baseballfuries02.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

                  I was away from my computer, sorry… That’s awesome. You rule, and your mom rules.

  • Paul Canales

    Chan Ho Park has really let himself go.

    Oh wait.

  • WIlliam

    Outstanding 2nd baseman? yes, for his offense. Quite a few gold gloves in his future? Not as long as Pedroia has something to say about it. Along with Zobrist, and many other 2nd basemen.

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.com JGS

      but he makes great plays from time to time which make people forget about flubbing easier ones, and has a great bat. That is more important to winning gold gloves than you know, being the best defensive player at your position

      • WIlliam

        I know, i was refering to Tino’s comments about Cano after Cano’s one handed flip to Miranda. He said that Cano was a great 2nd baseman who had many GGs in the future.

        • http://www.soxandpinstripes.com JGS

          ah. not watching the game–Tino might be right though

          • WIlliam

            Good point, Jeter did it once a few years ago during a bad defensive season. Many people who win them aren’t great defenders. At least Cano is an average 2nd baseman. On a popular team with a flashy glove, I guess he could win. Then again, Pedroia has all that, plus he’s known as a better defender than Cano.

            • bexarama

              Jeter was not just a bad but a REALLY REALLY BAD defensive SS during every year he won a Gold Glove except 2009, according to UZR.

              I think one year according to UZR Cano was the best defensive 2B. Last year, he had a negative rating. Apparently TotalZone lists him as positive, though.

  • http://warriorsmovie.co.uk/content/gangs/images/baseballfuries02.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    BJ just cadillac’d right across the plate.

  • pete

    gotta be honest, not that my opinion means much of anything, but i’m not really liking what i’m seeing from Sanchez – very herky-jerky delivery that doesn’t seem to bode well for his control (and he hasn’t proved that fear wrong yet). Good stuff, but a lonnnnng way to go from what i can see.

    • ShuutoHeat

      Not that my opinion means anything either, but he has way too much in his whole delivery. I think he needs to refine his delivery.

  • WIlliam

    Is it just me, or is Tino’s voice really annoying.

    • bexarama

      It’s not just you. He doesn’t have a broadcaster’s voice at all. Worlds better than when he was on ESPN, though.

      • Jose

        My letters to the YES Network suggesting Gilbert Gottfried as an announcer keep getting ignored.

    • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

      It’s like nails on a chalkboard

    • WIlliam

      Is he going to be on for the whole season?

      • http://www.twitter.com/riddering Riddering

        No, he’s going to be more like Harry Connick Jr. on Will and Grace than Megan Mullaly.

        • WIlliam

          How often is that? Something in terms of either Smallville, HIMYM, Chuck, Psych or House. WIll and Grace is off my television analogy spectrum.

          • http://www.twitter.com/riddering Riddering

            Okay, Tino will be in the booth as often as Supergirl was on Smallville.

            (The latter being a great shame. Talk about a wasted opportunity to tell great stories about my second favorite Kryptonian with breasts.)

            • WIlliam

              I know, Laura Vandelvort would have helped me to stay on during the last half of season 8. Uhg, this season is much better thankfully. Still, having the hottest girl in her early 20’s on the show would be a great boost for ratings.

  • Reggie C.

    GO BIG EAST !!

    Marquette better not disappoint.

  • Reggie C.

    Posada’s in mid-season form.

  • Gary

    Watching Sanchez hurt my shoulder

  • bexarama

    but where are his RH splits????

    • bexarama

      also Chan Ho Park has made 75 hilarious faces already

  • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

    Is Georgetown f’ing up anyone else’s bracket as bad as they’re f’ing up mine?

    • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

      That would be me.

  • LI Kevin

    Why doesn’t Posada or anybody else swing on 3 and 0 during the Spring?

    • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

      It’s the Jews’ fault!

      Sincerely,
      Ronan Tynan

  • bexarama

    Did Tyler Kepner really say that BJ Upton was going to have a killer year and carry the Rays to the playoffs after one Spring Training triple? You know better than that, Kep.

  • http://www.yfsf.org AndrewYF

    Robertson has a beee-yoo-tiful curveball.

  • WIlliam

    Singleton is really marveling at peoples ST stats. He’s practically drooling over Posada and Cano when they’re at the plate. I must say Ken, I thought you knew better than that.

    • bexarama

      http://twitter.com/OldHossRadb.....0697505221

      (I’m pretty sure whoever this actually is, they’re a Yankee fan. And they saw Kepner’s Tweet.)

      • http://www.twitter.com/riddering Riddering

        I love Old Hoss’ twitter. But how ridiculous was Kepner’s comment?

        • bexarama

          COMPLETELY ridiculous

          • Carrie

            Kepner’s capable of being quite full of himself at times.

            • bexarama

              It wasn’t even full of himself as much as it was simply a silly thing to say.

              He did make fun of himself a little later, though.

      • http://www.richardiurilli.com Richard Iurilli

        Wild allegation: One of the RABbis is behind @OldHossRadbourn.

        • http://www.twitter.com/riddering Riddering

          Under that assumption, I’ll put money down on Ben.

        • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

          I can 100% guarantee you that none of us (Ben, Joe, or myself) are behind Old Hoss. I know he has at least checked in on RAB, he DM’ed me a “good job” on Twitter for the anonymous scout post, but that’s it.

          • http://www.richardiurilli.com Richard Iurilli

            Eh, it was a cool idea though. You should write a post claiming credit for April Fool’s Day.

  • WIlliam

    Completely off topic, but…idk if we all have the same commercials on MLBTV, but there was a really weird commerical where a mother used her phone to track her teen daughter in the mall. Sounds a little creepy to me. I mean, she has a phone.

  • WIlliam

    Hey Mondesi, do you think Granderson will be able to recover and steal his job back from WInn? WInn has been on base 2 times today to Granderson’s 0.

  • LI Kevin

    Right. People worry about the wrong things.

    • LI Kevin

      reply fail

  • WIlliam

    Colin Curtis has been awesome this ST. I mean, wasn’t he supposed to have very low power, or was that only true of Jackson?

  • bexarama

    Javy has such a nice smile.

    • Hangoverologist

      Jazzy also almost doesn’t have the accent that hinders most Spanish pitchers. I’m picking a up a Javy jersey because I think he’s awesome.

  • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Nostra-Artist

    The season hasn’t even started yet and Flaherty is already getting on my nerves.

    BTW-Tino is just awful.

  • Ivan

    Georgetown=FAIL!

    • http://yanksdraftsandprospects.blogspot.com/ Jake H

      They screwed me hard today

      • Kevin G.

        TWSS

  • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Nostra-Artist

    Who the Frock was that?

  • bexarama

    what the hell are they talking about here, my head hurts

    • bexarama

      They just showed a commercial for the Daily News’ “Modern True Yankee Heroes” or whatever and Andy Pettitte was on the cover for this Sunday’s version. Then, they showed someone playing Bejeweled. My true loves!!!

  • Orlando

    I can’t take Flaherty anymore!!!!!

  • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Nostra-Artist

    I have a great idea for the Yankee broadcast booth. have Singleton, Kay, Tino and Flaherty all in the booth, but only turn on Kenny’s microphone.

    • Angelo

      IETC

  • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Nostra-Artist

    Tino has the personality of a 2×4.

    • bexarama

      He seems like a really nice guy but all he ever talks about is being from Florida and stuff aaaaghhh

      • http://www.twitter.com/riddering Riddering

        You say that like it’s a bad thing.

        /Giuliani’d

        • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Nostra-Artist

          You thay that like it’th a bad thing.

          /Giuliani’d

          Fixed that for ya.

    • thurdonpaul

      I prefer Tino to Flash, its a long season so im hoping Tino grows into the job.

      • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Nostra-Artist

        I’m hoping he grows into the job, just not this one.

    • thurdonpaul

      Im a carpenter, are you saying 2x4s have no personality ? :(

      • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Nostra-Artist

        Yes, that’s exactly what I’m saying. Somebody has to say it.

        THE EMPEROR HAS NO CLOTHES, MAAAAANNNNNN!!!

  • bexarama

    I can’t believe there’s A NEW VERSION of the 2009 Yankeeography.

    • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

      Really? Wow. When are they showing it?

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        I believe it’s on right now.

    • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy (different one) in chilly NYC

      New as in, a second version??

      • bexarama

        I’ve been watching it for the past half hour but there’s been a couple of new things, I think. A few interviews and stuff that weren’t in there before.

        • bexarama

          Remember being 0-8 against Boston and then they didn’t even win the season series? Ha ha.

          • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy (different one) in chilly NYC

            Good times.

            Yeah.

            /Delicious Dish’d

  • Cecala

    Park is not as intimidating without his beard.

    • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy (different one) in chilly NYC

      Well, you know about those grit-beards…very powerful.

  • Paul Canales

    I saw that entire 15 inning game. I almost didn’t

    • bexarama

      When Derek struck out with the winning run on third and two outs in I think it was the bottom of the ninth, maybe the tenth, I like had a hernia and turned it off. I turned it on again, fearfully, like half an hour later, and it was STILL GOING ON

      Alex crying after the Yankees won the WS absolutely killed me.

  • John Staten Island

    Just start the season already….I cant wait to see Aceves win the 5th starter spot

    • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

      Hate to break it to you, but I think you’ll be waiting a looooong time for that to happen.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno
      • bexarama
        • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

          Excellently done.

          • bexarama

            why thank you sir

      • http://warriorsmovie.co.uk/content/gangs/images/baseballfuries02.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        Tell it to your blog-mate.

  • Paul Canales

    Hahaha, I don’t think they empathized the game where we stole like 6 bases off Varitek in the first verison.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Holy shit, how much did Game One of the WS suck? Fucking Cliff Lee.

  • bexarama

    THREE DAYS REST!!!!!!

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      The Yankees didn’t start Chad Gaudin in the WS! HOW IS IT POSSIBLE THAT THEY WON?!?!?!

      • bexarama

        take away that AL pennant because the Angels didn’t play “Angel baseball.” If they had, clearly they would have beaten the Yankees.