Friday Night Open Thread

Roster Moves: Mo, Miller, Nix, Storey
Cashman: Yankees continue to seek infield help

At long last, our season review series is over. You can look back at all of the entries through the What Went Right and What Went Wrong tags, and they cover everything from the biggest stars on the roster to the fringy-est September call-ups, from the terrible playoff hitting to the awesome playoff pitching, and all sorts of stuff in-between. Check back through the series in case you missed anything.

Once you’ve done that, use this as your open thread for the evening. Both the Knicks and Nets are playing, plus I’m sure there some college basketball on somewhere. You folks know how these things work by now, so have at it.

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Roster Moves: Mo, Miller, Nix, Storey
Cashman: Yankees continue to seek infield help
  • Terry

    Jason Nix DFA’d. Interesting news there

    • Alex Rodriguez

      Resigned to a Minor League deal, though.

      • Need Pitching & Hitting

        If he clears waivers…

        • Alex Rodriguez

          Well, if he did it before in 2011, he can be able to make the club in Spring Training.

          • Need Pitching & Hitting

            He probably will clear. I think there’s at least a slight chance he doesn’t though.

            • Alex Rodriguez

              It would be nice to see his solid glove come back in 2013.

    • RetroRob

      The Yankees signed him to a 900K contract and then DFA’d him. There’s an agreement between the Yankees and Nix. They want to clear a spot on the roster, but he will be added back on at some point.

      • Sweet Dick Willie

        I may not understand the system, but if he’s DFA’d, doesn’t he have to pass through waivers?

        If he does, it doesn’t matter if he and the Yanks have an agreement if another team claims him.

        But I admit I may have that wrong.

        • RetroRob

          I’m not sure I understand the system either! Yet here’s my guess. I believe the Yankees signed Nix to a contract that will pay him 900K no matter if he’s in the majors or the minors. He agreed up front to accept assignment to the minors, meaning he still gets his 900K if he’s playing for the Yankees or the Railriders. The Yankees clearly do not intend to pay him that salary in AAA, so I believe this is a move to clear a roster space until the start of the season. Any team claiming Nix would be required to pay that 900K, which means he won’t be claimed, and he’ll be back on the MLB roster by opening day, or sometime shortly thereafter.

          I could be wrong, but that’s my guess.

  • RetroRob

    So Derek’s fat? Not a major story, although I won’t dismiss it also. After it was clear Derek broke his ankle and would have to rehab for a few months, my first thought was how was he going to stay in shape? For a SS about to turn 39, and a player who has worked out religiously in the off season, we really don’t know how this will impact him if he can’t even begin to put weight on his foot until January. He will no doubt show up looking in shape, but how the lost training and agility exercises will impact him throughout 2013 is an unknown. So, yeah, the fat Jeter stories are funny because he’s Derek Jeter, but I don’t think as Yankee fans we can dismiss what it may mean to his conditioning at his age and position.

    • Yankee Fan 1

      He has the best trainers money can buy. Once he is cleared to work out, he’ll get his ass in gear. It’s not all that shocking he’s gained weight since he can’t even walk. I’m slightly concerned about how he will recover from the injury, but I’m not at all concerned about an extra few pounds that will melt off.

      • LarryM., Fl.

        It will not be EZ to melt the weight away and regain the agility. But it’s Derek Jeter. If anyone can do it. He can!

      • RetroRob

        I agree, basically. Jeter works as hard as any player, and I believe that’s one of the reasons he has remained productive through age 38. Yet this will be the first time he’s been shut for three months, and who knows how hard he’ll be able to push it once he does come back. So I expect will look to be in good shape come April, yet I wonder if the lost conditioning and specialized exercises he’s done in the past offseasons will have a lingering impact.

        Last, it’s hard to tell anything from those pictures. I was just looking at some photos from the Thanksgiving holiday, and I have one of my brother that looks like he put on 30 pounds based on the angle, lighting and what he was wearing. My brother physically could put a Marine to shame. The picture is an illusion. In this case, Jeter has put on a few pounds, but that could be a TMZ or National Enquirer type picture that looks worse than reality.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          Yeah. I’m not concerned about Derek Jeter showing up out of shape to Spring Training.

          I do hear the packages he sends women home with, though, now include a half-eaten doughnut. *snare*

          I’ll be here all night. Tip Plouffy on the way out.

          • jjyank

            Fuck, I got stiffed again.

            • Robinson Tilapia

              My choices were you, him, and Rich in NJ for that punchline. One of you would have accused me of stalking……and the other was Rich in NJ.

              *snare*

              We’re cookin’ tonight. I put a bit too much maple syrup in the Maple Manhattan. I did, however, send the wife to pick up the takeout in Williamsburg.

              • jjyank

                I’m…um…having a bagel? Fuck man, I really need to go grocery shopping.

                Speaking of Rich though. Since when did you become mortal enemies? Reading through that Russel Martin thread, I feel like I missed something.

                • Robinson Tilapia

                  Meh. Not worth rehashing.

                  • jjyank

                    All I need to know is that you’re a stalker with none of your own opinions. Enough for me.

                    • Robinson Tilapia

                      Opinions? Never….except for all those other comments when I actually have one.

                      Ready? Drumroll please….

                      I never liked the second Javy Vazquez trade. Not from the first second. I screamed at my phone in the middle of an ice cream shop with Pineda/Montero popped up as an MLBTR push on my IPhone.

                    • jjyank

                      I know, I know. I’m just playing with troll-inspired memes. Speaking of which, did you see the shit at the end of the Martin thread before it got deleted? Fucking gold.

                    • Pat D

                      Fun stuff at the end of the Martin thread? Shit, what did I miss now?

                    • jjyank

                      You were included, Pat. It was basically just someone who changed their handle several time to impersonate myself, Tilapia, and Pat in separate posts about how we all wanted to have oral sex with each other. That’s the gist of it. Mike deleted them in the morning, but I saw it. Real classy stuff.

                      I didn’t even post in that thread before that shit went down, which makes it even funnier to me. We have groupies!

                    • Pat D

                      Wait, what? Really? Oh, shit, that’s too funny. Now I’m quite unhappy to have not seen it.

                      So who in the hell did we all piss off, I wonder.

                    • Robinson Tilapia

                      Oh, I saw those. Lame.

                  • Pat D

                    You made fun of a dead guy earlier today!

                    (At least that’s what I’m saying until you explain yourself.)

                    • Robinson Tilapia

                      I only remember making a Whitney Houston crack this morning.

                    • Pat D

                      You said “by gawd that’s Dan Quisenberry’s music.”

                      I wasn’t sure if you knew that Quiz passed on several years ago.

                    • Robinson Tilapia

                      Quiz died? Maybe I heard it at the time, but forgot.

                    • Pat D

                      He died all the way back in 1998, so, yea, it’s been quite a while.

                • MannyGeee

                  Since Tilapia disagreed with Rich and told him he was wrong became a stalker

                  • Robinson Tilapia

                    Besides, if I was ACTUALLY stalking, I wouldn’t be sitting out here at some random housing development off Route 22 with my binoculars.

                    • Cris Pengiucci

                      I laughed out loud. Got a funny look from my wife.

                    • RetroRob

                      I return home to this long string of notes from my post to discover I have no idea what anyone is talking about!

  • mrdbag

    An extra few pounds? He looks terrible. Is asdrubal Cabrera available?

  • VT Yankee Fan

    Anyone have an up to date 40 man roster? I have 42 names on my list so clearly I missed a couple of drops.

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    I’m strangely glad that I immediately identified what game that was, and from what season.

  • Gonzo

    Dan Johnson was non-tendered. Let’s hope he goes to the NL.

    8 HR’s in 71 AB’s against the Yankees. I’m sure I don’t have to remind anyone though.

    • RetroRob

      I think the Red Sox want him out of town even more than the Yankees.

      • Gonzo

        Maybe they can work together to slip a few c-notes to an NL GM.

      • MannyGeee

        Boston has some room on the roster, and he’s gritty/Caucasian enough to be a superstar on Yawkey Way. Just sayin, it’s a match…

    • Get Phelps Up

      Phillies so he can be teammates with Papelbon.

      • Gonzo

        That would be awesome. Please happen.

  • ton lon ton

    any hope for shane spencer making the club again?

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Luis Polonia looks spry and is actually sleeping with women his own age now.

  • Bob Buttons

    Would be nice if the Yanks look into Dan Schlereth and Ryan Sweeney. Nice depth at low prices and might actually do better than league average.

    • Gonzo

      I wonder what Schlereth’s medicals look like.

      • Bob Buttons

        Might be cleaner than Pineda’s.

        Too soon?

    • Sweet Dick Willie

      What part of Schlereth’s pitching record makes you think he can be better than league average? His career numbers are worse than Cory Wade’s were in 2012.

      He’s pitched in the Show for parts of 4 years and has a WHIP of > 1.5, and walks 8.8/9.

      Very difficult to be successful when you’re putting that many men on base.

      • Bob Buttons

        From 06-09 Boone Logan pitched in parts of 4 season and has a WHIP of 1.692
        Schlereth at this point has better WHIP, same HR/9, slightly better strikeout rates (at expense of walks) and gives up considerably less hits per 9 innings. Schlereth has better opp OPS against LHB, not just for first four seasons of their careers, but their career to 2012.
        Also Schlereth walks 5.9/9, 8.8 is his SO/9.

        If Logan can become something of use, Schlereth, only two years older than Logan was at that point, can become something of use.

        • Preston

          Plus if somebody doesn’t sign him Mark Schlereth is going to the winter meetings to beat some people up.

    • Ted Nelson

      I’d look at Schierholtz and some others before Sweeney personally.

  • Preston

    Schierholtz, Sweeney, and Torres all DFA’d today. I don’t really see any of them being major upgrades over Dickerson, but on a Milb deal one of them might be worthwhile.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Totally agree. If you’re going to piece this together (which I’m not convinced is actually the plan), then all hands on deck.

      • MannyGeee

        Yes… MiLB ALL the playerz!

        • Robinson Tilapia

          Bump Austin, Heathcott, and Williams back to high school ball.

    • Ted Nelson

      Schierholtz + Cody Ross = strong, probably cheap RF platoon. Schierholtz has been at about .350 wOBA against RHP the past two seasons, and while he slumped in 2011 Ross was at .419 last season and .377 in 2010 against LHP.

      Ian Stewart is still a slightly intriguing name to me. On a MiLB deal at least.

      • Preston

        Ross might not be interested with the role/money that we’d give him. But maybe GM’s are smart enough nowadays not to buy into his 2012. It would be a good fit and they’re both good defenders to boot.

        • Ted Nelson

          You’d be buying a little high on Ross, but I think it’s known that he’s a platoon guy. He’s usable against RHP, but bad for a corner guy. Williangham has almost no platoon splits, though he’s also a terrible defender. If the price is in the Willingham range, then almost definitely pass. I was thinking maybe around $4 mill. Could even go 2 years.

          Law speculates Schierholtz might be a good fit for the Yankees, for whatever that’s worth. He was projected for a salary of $1.6 million next season. I’m not seeing why Philly didn’t want him at that price, or couldn’t trade him at that price. What am I missing? Seems too good to be true, so I must be missing something.

          Anyway… For somewhere in the $6-8 million (annually) range the Yankees might be able to approximate Swisher’s production for the next year or two.

  • Pat D

    It’s not looking good for Misters Bonds, Clemens and Sosa.

    http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_.....-fame-vote

    • Preston

      These writers with their sanctimonious bull crap really piss me off. I was 12 in 1998, it was common knowledge that Mcgwire was using Andro, something that later would be classified by the FDA as a steroid, at 12 I knew that just because the FDA hadn’t gotten around to classifying it didn’t mean it wasn’t a steroid. I knew at the time that he was “cheating”. These reporters are the people responsible for doing investigative journalism on the game. If they thought it was such a big deal why weren’t they screaming it from the mountain tops at the time. They failed to do their job, just like Bud Selig failed to do his. They wanted the magical summer of 98 to save baseball, so the stfu. Then when it got really out of control and their was public outrage over it, they finally acted and now put all the blame on the players. I personally don’t think steroids should have anything to do with whether or not a guy is a HOFer. But I’ll make a deal with all of these moral arbiters of the BBWA, every baseball player who used steroids can be kept out of the HOF if every writer who was working in 98 who didn’t decry Mcgwire as a cheat quits his job and agrees to never write about sports again. Oh, and Curt Schilling can go fuck himself, is he going to give back his rings because Papi and ManRam were juicing, I don’t fucking think so, so get of your high horse dude, I wouldn’t be surprised if that fat ass juiced. Sorry I’ll end my rant now.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Of course and, just like the NFL several years before them, they had no problem selling tickets and magazines off the backs of these guys. It’s ridiculous.

        Curt Schilling should give back his rings as collateral for the money taxpayers had to give out because of his bullshit business dealing.

      • jjyank

        I agree with pretty much all of this. I do think that PED guys should get into the Hall. Selig is an ass for letting it slide at the time, but those guys weren’t breaking the rules. It’s been stated here many times before, but the “old school” guys had their own ways of getting an edge. It’s all relative. It’d be a damn shame if players of the Clemens/Bonds caliber were kept out because the writers suck.

        • RetroRob

          By his length of service and the changes he’s brought to the game, Selig will be elected to the HOF one day. Yet how can anyone vote for Selig if they won’t vote for a player tainted by PEDs?

          Players have not only been cheating since there has been baseball games, they are expected to cheat, to do whatever they can to win a game. Now, however, the writers have decided some types of cheating are okay, and others are not. It would be funny if it wasn’t sad.

      • Grit for Brains

        I don’t even comment on RAB anymore but I do come by sometimes to read stuff and wow! EPIC RANT! could not of said it any better.

    • Knoxvillain

      Bonds and Clemens should be in, but I wouldn’t vote for Sosa. Bonds was already one of the best players ever before he started using, and Clemens was one of the best pitchers ever. Sosa was only good because of steroids, that’s the difference.

      Besides, is there any actual proof that Bonds and Clemens used? Everyone knows they did, but is there proof? I thought I heard that Bonds failed a drug test back in 2003 but I couldn’t find it anywhere.

    • MannyGeee

      Screw the writers. That holier than thou bullshit is such a cop out because they have an incessant need to be outspoken on something. If you won’t vote for Clemens, McGuire, Bonds or Sosa because they were the greatest players of a generation where there is a suspicion of steroids (across the entire league), then you don’t get a vote for ANYONE in this generation of ball players.

      You don’t get to judge Bonds for a suspicion for being great, but vote for Craig Biggio for being merely good because no one ever accused him of steroids use.

    • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM)

      “Three of the six criteria for election to Cooperstown are sportsmanship, integrity and character.”

      Then why are Gaylord Perry (spitball was illegal for most of his carer) and Ty Cobb(the biggest douche to ever play the game) both in the HOF?

  • Robinson Tilapia

    I was thinking about the whole driving/parking stadium thread we got involved in a couple of days ago. I need someone to refresh my memory as to what the controversy with the parking lot provider to the stadium was. If I remember correctly, the parking is run privately, and they are in default of some sort.

    If that’s true, it royally sucks. I will be honest and say that, if the parking was run by the city itself, then, fuck yeah, I’d say “too bad. If you’re driving, you’re paying.” A private company charging drivers an obscene amount, then pocketing it, just because it’s Yankee Stadium, then defaulting on their agreements or whatever, is just rotten. If that’s it, you drivers should absolutely pay less.

  • Finally

    When’s the post for the “5 Longest Singles of the Year” or “5 Most Important Walks of the Year”??

    • Alex Rodriguez

      I would get all 5 spots.

    • Cris Pengiucci

      “5 Best and Worst Bunts of the year”?

      • Pat D

        5 Best and Worst and Worser Bunts of the year.

        There ya go.

        • Need Pitching & Hitting

          Except DeWayne Wise’s bunt. His bunt saved the season.

          • Pat D

            I’m sorry, I don’t know who DeWayne Wise is. Did he play for the Yankees this year?

            And you must be joking in saying that a bunt “saved the season.” Bunt have been proven time and again to be a complete waste of time.

            :)

  • Ethan

    No podcast tonight? It’s been a while :(

  • OldYanksFan

    Cashman: New catcher “likely” already with organization
    http://itsaboutthemoney.net/ar.....anization/

    • Robinson Tilapia

      I’d say it’s possible.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      Also: Bubba Crosby will be the starting CF.

      (granted the C thing actually has a chance of happening)

      • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM)

        That is why I never trust Cashman when he says he’s done.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          He’s shown time and time again he’s never done and that he keeps some of his boldest moves to himself.

          That being said, yeah, I think there’s a chance you see a whole lot of Chris Stewart in 2013 if he just doesn’t like what the market looks like, in which case please, just please, do something with RF.

          • Ted Nelson

            I’m liking a Schierholtz/Ross platoon for RF, probably with another RH at 5th OF.

            • Ted Nelson

              Or Ludwick instead of Ross (probably quite a bit more expensive, though). Or both.

              Soro was non-tendered. I know it’s hardly a lock, but I probably at least go hard after him before rolling into camp with Steawrt atop the depth chart.

              • Preston

                I’m pretty sure we need to pick up Bobby Wilson I mean he’s just as good as Martin, they both hit .211 last year.

            • dalelama

              Guaranteed mediocrity, the objective is to win the WS.

              • Ted Nelson

                Actually, no. Are you familiar with the concept of a platoon?

      • Bob Buttons

        Swisher was also our first base guy.

  • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM)

    While the subject of steroids has been brought up, my friend and I got drunk the other day and we decided something: not only should steroids be legal in all professional sports, they should be mandatory.

    Hear me out: they should stay banned in all college, high school, and amateur leagues, with the punishment being a ban from the sport in any nonprofessional setting. However when it comes to the big leagues in all sports, we pay big money for the highest level of entertainment, and who in the world is going to argue against the level of entertainment in the NFL right now and the MLB of the late 90’s and the early 2000’s?

    • Knoxvillain

      I’ve thought about that myself. In all honesty, I think it would be awesome to see people hit 70 home runs in a year again. I really don’t give a shit who is cheating or for how long they’ve been doing it.

      It’s also very hard to blame then when I would do the same thing if I could.

    • G

      Yes let’s make a health risk mandatory for professional sports. That would have people just flocking to play in the major leagues.

      • Oahoea
      • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM)

        Okay, mandatory is probably wrong, but completely legal and readily available regulated steroid regiments through trainers and team doctors. I’m not saying that they should run up the tunnel for a mid game anabolic/HGH syringe smoothie, but a strictly regulated regiment.

    • RetroRob

      I think that’s sort of close to the Bill James argument. A couple years back, he suggest that as time goes on, everyone, not just athletes, will have greater access to drugs that will in some form improve their lives, make them healthier, stronger, etc. Fifty years down the line, many people will scratch their heads wondering why there was any outrage.

      • RetroRob

        …and I should add that while I don’t fully buy his argument, I understand directionally where he’s going with it.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Just finished watching Will Ferrell’s “Casa de Mi Padre.” I actually thought it built up into something pretty hilarious. Thoughts?

    • Preston

      It was funny, my main takeaway was Hollywood will let Will Ferrell do whatever he wants. They know he’s a draw, so if he wants to do a Western shot entirely in Spanish even though he doesn’t speak a word of the language they green light that thing.

    • Pat D

      Its humor is both obvious and subtle. You have to watch out for all of the intentional inconsistencies, which are pretty hilarious (like how many times Diego Luna’s glass and liquid within change during the final shoot-out). I also admire it for being almost entirely in Spanish. Pretty meta overall.

  • Chris

    I’d go with Sweeney over Schierholtz as a platoon LH right field bat. He’s a better fielder and he has the better career splits against RHP. Nate has the power edge but that’s it really, though they could make it simple and invite both to ST.

    Cody Ross as a platoon seems a little far fetched, someone will give him more money and/or years than we will.

    Ian Stewart on a minor league deal could make sense as a part time third baseman, always wanted to see what he could in Yankee Stadium. Though he has holes big enough in his swing to drive a truck through.

    Soto on a minor league deal is worth a look, he’s been horrible lately but why not throw his name against the wall with Cervelli and Stewart. I personally don’t think Romine is close to ready for the majors and I’m not considering him a real option right now.

    Wouldn’t mind seeing Lannan added for depth but it will never happen, he’s going somewhere with limited starting pitching.

    • Jersey Joe

      I definitely agree with Sweeney. He has proved himself at the MLB level and for all we know Dickerson could be a total disaster. He’s never had 300 PA in a season, and Sweeney has had 3 seasons with over 300 PA. He can be had fore a bit over $3 million I’m guessing. If Ichiro wants over $6 million, Sweeney is a no-brainer. Stewart also could be okay for the Chavez role.

      Soto: no. Bad defense, no hitting really. I agree I think we have to go with Cervelli and Whiteside/Stewart for now. Look at the Astros of the early 2000s. Brad Ausmus definitely wore out his welcome playing for 6 years, but having Cervelli/Whiteside/Stewart types can’t be that bad if we are waiting for Murphy, Sanchez, even Romine, right?

  • Preston

    I want the Yankees to sign Mark Reynolds, there I said it. He can DH, back up Tex and stand at 3B in case of emergency. Forget contact hitters. I want Homers!!!

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

      Totally. The only right-handed power the Yankees have right now is A-Rod (nope) and Teixeira (still mashes lefties). Reynolds would be a real good fit, plus he can actually hit righties and wouldn’t need a platoon partner. Gimme gimme gimme.

    • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM)

      Ha…I mean I’m not saying I wouldn’t I’m just saying fans would crucify him, I mean he’s basically a RHH Curtis Granderson.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        The difference being Granderson is viewed as a corner piece, core type of player.

        Everyone knows Renyolds is a HR or bust guy and they treat him accordingly.

  • nsalem

    I realize that his playoff numbers represent a very tiny sample size (54 PA’s) .146/.241/.271 with 19Ks. However I don’t think Reynolds hitting approach is tailored for October baseball. I believe that that is what we would get from him in future playoff situations. To me this October despite getting to the second round was the most disappointing of all playoff runs in the 21st century. I hope everything is done to avoid players whose hitting approach brought us down that road.

    • Preston

      Let’s use a different small sample size 62 AB’s at the stadium, .306/.380/.742, yeah, so just like you make the narrative about contact hitters in the playoffs, I’ll create a narrative about how Mark Reynolds loves the big stage in NY and will become a way better player than he’s ever been as a result.

      • Ted Nelson

        Bravo

      • nsalem

        I think if he came here his numbers would eventually regress back to what he is over his 3400 or so career PA’s and he would even be worse in a playoff situation. Baltimore released him and he was playing in a ballpark which should be much more friendlier to him. Hi Camden numbers are
        .191/.312/.416, He has struck out 10 less times than Curtis over the last two years with 24 less HR’s. I just don’t he would help us. Maybe you are right and if he does come here I certainly hope you are.

        • Preston

          I was kidding, I think he’ll be around a .235/.332/.475 hitter, because that’s who he is. Which makes him an upgrade over what Ibanez did last year, and he’s 11 years younger, so I like that too. Plus he’s a RHB, everybody wants lefties because they play up in the stadium. But the fact is our current lineup needs balance, he also can hit above average against RHP so no reason to platoon him. He’s a butcher with the glove, but he still can do it, so the roster isn’t completely inflexible. And I don’t care about K’s, this team doesn’t have a K problem, we had the 10th lowest K rate in the league a year ago (as in above average), which is a great trade off for being 2nd in walks and 1st in ISO. Reynolds adds to our strengths helps make up for some of the walks and homers we are losing from Swisher and Martin. It’s a great no brainer fit to me.

    • Andy Pettitte’s Fibula

      If you wanna be skeptical about signing Reynolds, you only need to look at the fact that he’s been worth 0.6 bWAR over his last 430 games and -0.1 WAR last year playing a full seaon of predominantly 1B and DH which was worse than what the Yankees got from Chris Stewart.

      He could be decent as RH DH and PH off the bench but his glove is brutal wherever you to to hide him.

  • Flyer7

    Cash has a plan and names here make alot of sense…Sweeney, Ross, Schierholz, Soto, Reynoids et al but something says T-R-A-D-E…also no problem starting season with Romine or Cervelli with a vet other than Stewart

  • mt

    What about Robert Andino (non-tendered by Seattle who got him from Baltimore for Trayvon Robinson) as a backup 3b, 2b, SS?

    Mark Reynolds is intriguing – he will get paid a not insignificant amount so it would have to be a 1 year – I would think he could get a 2 year contract somewhere.

    • mt

      Never mind – Mariners re-signed him.