Yanks non-tender Moseley, Aceves


The Yankees have non-tendered Dustin Moseley and Alfredo Aceves, Mark Feinsand reported a minute ago. In light of the team’s decision to re-up with Sergio Mitre, Moseley’s departure was a foregone conclusion. The Yanks do not need to mediocre right-handers clogging up the roster in the name of depth, but the decision on Aceves is surprising. My guess is that the Yanks did not want to burn a 40-man spot on a guy who missed most of 2010 and will be out for around the first six-to-eight weeks of 2011. The club will, in all likelihood, try to resign him to a minor league deal without burning a 40-man spot on a question mark.

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  • Mike Axisa

    The Mexican Gangster will ride again.

    • Jake LaMotta’s Left Hook

      Maybe Kevin Towers will sign him?

      • Mike Axisa

        Hope not. Towers didn’t get the real Al Aceves Experience in 2010, he might pass.

  • vin

    Wow. Didn’t see the Aceves non-tender coming at all. Makes some sense I guess. Why not non-tender Aceves then use the roster spot on Moseley (probably depnds on whether he has options left or not)?

  • bexarama

    I’m surprised about both of these, really. Didn’t see that coming with Aceves at all and I figured they’d keep Moseley around until Spring Training at least, just for insurance, then cut him. Hope they get Aceves back.

  • JGS

    Hope they get Ace back too.

    If they don’t, how much will be made of his ridiculously vulturific 14-1 record?

  • o

    must know something that we dont

  • Jonathan

    Wow…i think this really tells us about Aceves’s back. They must know some bad stuff we don’t. I really hope we re-sign him.

    • Nostra-Artist


      • Newbie

        Some things are better left alone.

  • Joseph Cecala

    Damn we need gangster to come back! I really don’t know who they figure is worth protecting instead of Aceves.

    • Benjamin Kabak

      Anybody. Few teams are going to trip over themselves to sign a guy who suffered through a year of back problems and never got surgery. My money’s on a re-up with the Yanks on a Minor League deal.

      • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        I wonder if that broken clavicle was the straw that broke the Aceves camel’s back. Just the back rehab probably keeps his spot on the 40-man, but both injuries together was the kiss of death.

        That’s one expensive bike ride, hombre.

        • Joseph Cecala

          He should have just stuck to these.

          • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

            He should have done what Jorge Posada does each offseason, and restrict all his leisure time activities to soft, round things.

      • Accent Shallow

        That’s a comforting thought.

  • vin

    With these movies, I’m counting 30 players on the 40 man roster, with the following needs:

    1. SS (Jeter)
    2. Starter (Lee)
    3. Starter (Pettitte)
    4. Catcher (Montero)
    5. Closer (Mo)
    6. Second LOOGY (Choate?)
    7. 4th OFer (S. Hairston?)
    8. Bargain Bin Reliever (too many to choose from at this point)

    That’ll leave the team with 2 open 40-man roster spots and a full 25 man (assuming a 4 man bench of Cervelli, Golson/Curtis, Pena/Nunez, and the 4th OFer from above).

    • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      And we still have a few guys on the 40 man who could be kicked to the curb if need be, like Kevin Russo, Reegie Corona, Steve Garrison, and The Last Fat Sanchez.

      • vin

        “And we still have a few guys on the 40 man who could be kicked to the curb if need be, like Kevin Russo, Reegie Corona, Steve Garrison, and The Last Fat Sanchez.”

        Just wanted to emphasize that.

        • Anthony Murillo

          He still has a 40 man roster spot?

    • Joe DiMaggio’s Ego’s Ghost

      I’m with NoMaas on the reliever issue… Bobby Jenks would be a real nice pickup.

  • Jerome S

    Time for a fun time-killing question: Who is the best Major League player age 25 or younger? They have to have already have MLB experience, so no prospects.

    • Jerome S

      haaaha woops wrong thred :0

    • Benjamin Kabak

      Psst. Open thread.

      • Jerome S

        I know, I wasn’t paying attention to my posting, officer. Just gimme a ticket and we’ll forget this ever happened.

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Bobby Jenks also got non tendered, maybe they’ll pick him up and use him in Aceves’ role.

  • theyankeewarrior

    Hey Alfredo, nice 450K bike ride.

    Memo to professional athletes with cycling habits and non-guaranteed contracts:

    Stick to stationary bikes.

    • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Yes, because it’s freaking impossible for a grown adult to get on a bicycle and ride it without breaking a bone. He might as well have been juggling knives naked in a bear pit covered in honey on a slip-n-slide on a balance beam while being pelted with medicine balls for the way you’re portraying it

      What Ace did was a freak injury. You know how you avoid freak injuries? You don’t. They’re freak injuries, they’re unpredictable. He wasn’t Jay Williams driving a motorcycle at 80 mph on the freeway, he was riding a f#$%ing bicycle.

      Shit happens.

      • Adam

        For a second there I thought to myself, “Is that really the worst thing that Jason Williams ever did?” and remembered that, oh right, there was another one…

      • theyankeewarrior

        I agree that you can’t avoid freak injuries, but I still don’t agree that riding a bicycle isn’t risky.

        IMO, riding a bike is significantly more dangerous than just about any other form of exercise.

        And clavicle aside, I think it’s interesting that a guy who is coming off a back problem would risk tweaking it in a fall.

        The chances of getting hurt riding a bike are significantly greater than just working out without riding a bike.

        Lets put it this way: I will bet money that Alfredo will not be on a bike anytime soon (even after he is fully recovered).

        • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          Who ever said he was exercising? Maybe he was just — gasp! — riding a bike.

          • theyankeewarrior

            I’m not attacking the idea of riding a bike for fun. I’m attacking the idea of riding a bike for fun when your name is Alfredo Aceves and you play for the Yankees and your job is to be ready for spring training in mid-February and you have a non-guaranteed contract and you might be non-tendered if you fall and break your clavicle, wrist, ankle etc. etc. etc.

            I’d start listing other, safer, things to do in Mexico, but there technically aren’t ANY safe things to do in Mexico.

        • Monteroisdinero

          and maybe he was drunk and maybe the Yanks know alot more than we do.

      • theyankeewarrior

        If I broke my clavicle tripping while walking up the stairs, I wouldn’t avoid stairwells afterwords, because it was just a freak accident.

        If I broke my clavicle riding a bike, I would stop riding my bike after, because a freaking deer, or car, or kid, or Mexican drug lord could pull out in front of you, and you could fall off and break an infinite amount bones.

        It’s dangerous, and it’s unnecessary. But I’m sure he doesn’t regret it at all. I’m sure he can’t wait to get back up on that TREK and take on some terrain.

    • Stratman9652

      Dude. Let. It. Go.

      • theyankeewarrior

        Dude. This is a post dedicated to the fact that Alfredo Aceves was non-tendered by the Yankees today because he fell of a bicycle in Mexico and broke his clavicle.

        If you want to Let. It. Go. Then Let. Yourself. Go. To. Another. Part. Of. RAB. Like. The. Open. Thread.

        • Mike Axisa

          “This is a post dedicated to the fact that Alfredo Aceves was non-tendered by the Yankees today because he fell of a bicycle in Mexico and broke his clavicle.”

          That is your opinion. There’s a pretty good chance they know something about his back and not optimistic about his long-term future.

  • Adam

    That stinks, I’ve always liked the Ace a lot, and he was so valuable in ’09. Hope they do re-sign him, his versatility is just like Ramiro Mendoza, who was always undervalued in his importance to the dynasty teams.

  • Joe DiMaggio’s Ego’s Ghost

    Can’t say I’m gonna miss Dustin Moseley too much

  • hello9

    Other interesting non-tenders:

    Wang, Milledge, Russell Martin, Okajima, Jenks, Zach Minor