Jul
08

Nick Johnson feels pain in surgically repaired wrist

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From the no one should be surprised department, Nick Johnson felt pain his wrist taking swings today, and has been sent back to New York for test. You really didn’t think that NJ would get through his rehab without a setback, did you? It’s a shame, the Yankees could really use a productive (and set) designated hitter right about now. Anything they get out of Johnson the rest of the season is just gravy, zero expectations.

Categories : Asides, Injuries
  • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

    You really didn’t think that NJ would get through his rehab without a setback, did you? It’s a shame, the Yankees could really use a productive (and set) designated hitter right about now.

    We have one, his name is Jorge Posada…..(ducks)

    • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

      If that’s the case, they could use a productive and set catcher whose name is not Francisco Cervelli.

      • Drew

        But I thought Cisco was all of a sudden, out of nowhere, a great hitter. SSS’s ftw! Man, I really do wish we could get Dunn..

      • http://conservationvalue.blogspot.com/ Jon G

        Agreed, though none of the mashing catchers are ready just yet.

        So the other option is to let Posada catch at the levels he did early season (unless Cervelli starts to hit again) and call up Miranda and/or Vasquez to see how they do. They are both DH types who can mash. Give ‘em a shot before the deadline!

        Yeesh, what was Cashman thinking on this one?! I can see his logic on Granderson, though I didn’t much like the trade from Day 1. But I could see this coming with Johnson as clearly as I can see walking into a Burger King and seeing at least one person who weighs over 300 lbs.

  • lily-bk

    what else is new??? did anyone expect him not to have a setback?

  • Ross in Jersey

    It’s a shame really. Nick seemed really excited to be back in New York and he (once again) just can’t stay healthy.

  • Mike HC

    And we inch closer to the Werth for Javy deal, ha.

    • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

      Oh yeah? Who’s going to pitch then?

      • vin

        Cliff Lee… (also ducks)

      • Mike HC

        I was joking about Axisa’s post earlier in the day.

      • Mattchu12

        Kei Igawa.

  • mike c

    time to put him down

    • Tom Zig

      Old Yeller!

  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

    Nick why you gotta be like this. ;_;

  • nsalem

    `Nick has now played in 34.2% of his teams games since the conclusion of the 2006 season.

  • zzzzzz

    so what are the yanks options for next year?

    1. sign someone
    2. rotate the DH
    3. promote from within (montero?)
    disclaimer: i’d like to see them sign someone/permanent DH.

    • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      3 so Posada can DH.

      • Mattchu12

        Even with his early season struggles, I can’t argue with that.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime-Jesus & Maquinito FTW

    Carlos Delgado?

    • Gonzo

      I was just reading that he will play in the minors and can be ready in a month. I want someone to talk me out of saying yes to Delgado though. Takers?

  • pat

    Jorge vazquez come on down.

  • Bob Stone

    Trade Nick Johnson and Chan Ho Park for Matsui or Damon (also ducking)

    • Tom Zig

      If you combine Matsui and Damon you get a really shitty defensive outfielder who is quasi-productive and old. In other words…Marcus Thames.

      • SteveD

        I cant remember but was NJ really doing much before the injury? And Im pretty sure we all new he would never get through the year with out being hurt.

        • SteveD

          I posted in the wrong spot. My bad

        • dalelama

          Surprisingly very few thought that clearly…Cash worship syndrome.

      • Bob Stone

        They (Thames, Damon and Matsui) all have one thing in common though . . . WALK OFF WINS!.

      • nsalem

        Cliff Lee aside (especially in a DS Series) the 2 guys I don’t want to see in the playoffs is Matsui or Damon. They may be a little bit more than motivated.

        • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

          Errr, that’s silly. Sorry.

          • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

            to clarify: if we played the Tigers, you’d seriously be more concerned with Damon than Miggy or Verlander?

            • nsalem

              Damon If you asked me who I wanted for 162 games obviously Verlander and Miggy. Post Season I would take Damon. Based on his established ability to take over a game on the big stage. We have seen him do it for us and we have seen him to it to us. Verlander and Miggy
              have not yet accomplished what Johnny or Matsui
              have in the post season.

      • dalelama

        Either of whom would have had more production than NJ.

  • Teix is the man

    “Anything they get out of Johnson the rest of the season is just gravy…..”
    -Irony, FTW!

  • bonestock94

    And to think I was criticized for saying he would be a total loss the day he hit the DL.

    • Bob Stone

      Totally agree. I said the same thing. Expectation – zero.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Well next year at least we know our DH is Posada with primary catching duties to Montero if all goes according to plan.

    • bonestock94

      Was that the plan though? He’s pretty young. I hope he shreds the rest of the AAA season and into spring training though and makes it.

      • Bob Stone

        Time will tell. It could go either way. You never know with young talent.

        • Gonzo

          With Montero, it’s not the bat I’m worried about. He might need more seasoning in AAA behind the plate.

        • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime-Jesus & Maquinito FTW

          NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

          • Bob Stone

            Sorry – But I am a pragmatist.

  • Drew

    Bigger shocker, the sun will rise tomorrow. Cash took a shot, I loved it then, I still do, I just wish this guy wasn’t made of glass. I mean really, who gets hurt because they didn’t change their shoes to flat bottoms?

  • theyankeewarrior

    The worst thing about second-guessing the Johnson-over-Vlad decision is that they are making the same exact salaries to play the same exact position in the same league.

    Johnson – gave the Yankees nothing
    Vlad – giving Texas a HOF season

    Oh, and this is the second time that Vlad would have been the better guy to sign. There’s that too.

    /Crystal Ball’d

    • Bob Stone

      You can’t be serious. Vlad wasn’t even on the radar last off-season. Many thought Vlad was done. It was between NJ, Damon and Matsui.

      • theyankeewarrior

        Texas didn’t think Vlad was done. 5.5M to them is actually a lot of money. Especially while their team is going bankrupt.

        Also, I didn’t say I was pro-Vlad. I said that it sucks to see him tearing it up at the only position that the Yankees are lacking right now. Maybe re-read my post.

        “second-guessing” and “Crystal Ball’d” are references to the fact that it’s hard to imagine Vlad having this kind of season.

        But yes, not even having Vlad on the radar was a decision. A decision the Yankees FO made. I probably would have made it too, but it’s still decision.

        • Bob Stone

          I understand and totally agree.

      • Gonzo

        I was miffed about getting Sheffield over Vlad too! This year not so much. Vlad is smoking, but he kills at home, not as much on the road.

    • dalelama

      Yeah but that NJ could draw a walk!!!!!!

  • rek4gehrig

    hahahahahahahahahaha….some things never change

  • Poopy Pants

    What a bad week for Cashman. Grandy is badly underperforming, Nick is exactly as most people predicted and LeBron didn’t go to the Knicks as he predicted.

    • Total Dominication

      Because I’m sure Cashman evaluates his trades on a weekly baseball.

      • Total Dominication

        *bases.