Mar
06

Teixeira out 8-10 weeks with strained right wrist

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Mark Teixeira will be sidelined for at least eight to ten weeks with a strained right wrist, the Yanks announced this afternoon. The first baseman will rest for four weeks before beginning rehab activities with a return expected by mid-May. For the power-starved Yankees, this development is a big blow to the team’s lineup.

With this injury, the Yankees’ 2013 Opening Day lineup will have at most three players who also appeared in the lineup on Opening Day last year, and such luminaries as Dan Johnson and Travis Hafner will be expected to pick up the offensive load. The Yanks’ April calendar isn’t an easy one, and pitching will now become that much more important. Hopefully, Tex won’t miss much more than the expected timeframe, but wrist injuries tend to both linger and sap hitters of their power.

Categories : Asides, Injuries
  • pounder

    OH OH!

    • saf

      Don’t let your cream out.

    • saf

      Don’t let your cream out.

    • safe

      Don’t let your cream out.

  • Yardisiak

    Doooommmmm

  • Dalek Jeter

    SS Jeter
    RF Ichiro
    1B Youkilis
    2B Cano
    DH Hafner
    3B Nix
    CF Gardner
    C Cervelli
    LF Mesa/Almonte/Diaz

    Ugh. That is ugly. Carlos Lee is still available FWIW.

  • ClayDavis

    One opening day, they will have essentially two guys that can consistently hit homeruns. Absolutely atrocious offseason coming back to haunt the org already.

    • TCMiller30

      I count 3.. Cano, Pronk and CC haha. Sad that that’d be kinda true if he could use the DH for the catcher instead of the pitcher.

  • Jim Cavanaugh

    Good thing the team still has power & some good talented hitters after signing Pierzynski for Catcher and Torri Hunter for the OF. Oh wait …

  • hogsmog

    dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks

  • dkidd

    we’re gonna party like it’s 1965

  • Dalek Jeter

    Shades of Gardner’s injury last year btw. “Strain” so rest…oh set back…oh set back…all of a sudden it’s the deadline…oh set back. Okay lets just shut it down for the season.

    • dalelama

      And the momma’s cellar dwelling homers scoffed at my predictions of collapse.

  • BigBlueAL

    Really hope the Knicks play deep into May so I dont have to suffer much watching the Yankees for April and most of May.

  • Beepernps

    I say call it a season. Trade Cano, then Grandy. At least we can rebuild!

  • dkidd

    i’m assuming he’ll be out for the year

    /won’t get fooled again’d

  • Dalek Jeter

    For anybody that’s interested, they’re calling it an ECU tendon strain.

    • Manny’s BanWagon

      Extensor carpi ulnaris tendon strain. Not very serious but can linger and become re-aggravated relatively easily.

  • MB923

    Hafner can’t field at all. Dan Johnson is terrible. As terrible as Nunez is defensively, I think he’ll have to be the Yanks everyday 3B (maybe along with Nix here and there) and put Youk at 1B.

  • DERP

    Teixeira never plays in April anyway.

    • Bill R

      right so now his slump lingers into late may early june…..

  • Bill R

    The Swisher Non-Signing is looking pretty HUGE right now

    • Barry

      understatement of the day

  • http://www.twitter.com/matt__harris Matt :: Sec110

    I’d go:

    1) Gardner, LF
    2) Ichiro, RF
    3) Jeter, SS
    4) Cano, 2B
    5) Youk, 1B
    6) Hafner, DH
    7) Nunez, 3B
    8) Mesa, CF
    9) Cervelli, C

    • dkidd

      i award you no points, and may god have mercy on your soul

      ;)

    • forensic

      Completely agree. I’ve also been wanting to put the trio at the top, mostly since you know jeter and to a lesser extent ichiro, won’t be dropped and Gardner could very possibly out produce both of them. At this point, no need to bury one at the bottom after the much worse hitters.

    • Winter

      Flip Gardner’s and Mesas’s positions and you have a deal.

      • DERP

        What? No way.

        • JCK

          I think he meant in the field, not in the batting order (i.e., Gardner in CF and Mesa in LF).

    • thenamestsam

      I don’t think the solution to a power starved team is to shift all the guys with power as far down in the order as possible. Those guys need to get as many at-bats as possible if this team is going to have any power output.

  • Havok

    This is too funny…Yanks aren’t making playoffs this year. by the way I’m a Yankee fan it just mazes me the recent developments(A-Rod, Granderson, and now Tex) its actually quite comical.

    • Havok9120

      Oh good. I’m sure this won’t become confusing.

      • Havok9210

        it’s all good

        • Gonzo

          I laughed.

  • DERP

    The Yankees are still making the playoffs.

  • ClayDavis

    It’s a good thing they replaced Swisher with a collection of AAAA guys and Martin with Cervelli.

    • Barry

      Martin wasn’t that big of a loss.. C’mon now.

    • Evan3457

      No, actually, they replaced Swisher with Ichiro. The AAAA guys replace Jones/Ibanez.

  • jdubs

    i play first base and bat cleanup…for a beer league softball team. i’ll sign for league minumum, plus autographs!

    facepalm!

  • Another really long name which has no point (formerly “an important / cool name”)

    Whats with all this?

    • Improbable Island’s Dirty Midget Whores (Formerly RRR)

      What names here have a point? They’re just amusing ways to refer to ourselves online.

  • Mykey
    • Mykey

      Woops. Did not mean to do this. I apologize.

    • Dalek Jeter

      This explains how I feel perfectly.

      • Mykey

        While I didn’t realize it would show up in the annoying fashion it did, I’m glad you appreciate it.

        Can’t quite catch a break with my teams right now (Yankees, Devils, Nets, Arsenal…) so I’ve been replaying this clip quite a bit.

    • Mike HC

      Perfect

    • Mike HC
  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Yikes. For a team that entered the season with a rather slim margin of error for making the playoffs, they sure are eating through that small margin in a hurry.
    Realistically, they really need to find a way to add some offense in trade. Otherwise, they aren’t too far from the point where it starts to make the most sense to see what they can get in trade for their expiring contracts and look to building for next year.

    • Winter

      Adding offense in a trade is going to be near impossible. The price of every decent hitter just went through the roof.

    • DERP

      They are nowhere close to the point where they should be looking at trading away any ML players.

      • The Real Greg

        Not right now. I would wait and see how they are at the end of April and into May

      • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

        If they are realistic about the chances the healthy players on the roster have, that point isn’t all that far away. Another significant injury or injury setback, or a very bad April would make the chances of contending this year an extreme longshot. IF it gets to that point, it would at least make sense to evaluate the trade options, and make the decision if it makes more sense to pursue a longshot, or improve the team for the future.

        • dkidd

          i agree with you, but the yankees will never ever ever ever do that. ever.

  • Another really long name which has no point (formerly “an important / cool name”)

    omfg this team…oh well, it will still be a fun season. Baseball is almost back!

    If they miss the playoffs then they get a good pick, end up under the tax and we KNOW Rivera’s last game….Get your tix to that game now! Its like 2008 all over again.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      It really is similar. 2008 the end of year draw was the end of YSII.
      2012 the draw may well be just to come watch the possible last days of Mo and Pettitte. It’s a shame. It’d be great for them to go out on top.

  • James A

    If they’re going to sign anybody, i’d want to see scott rolen play third and Youk play first for April. The problem with that is I have no idea what scott rolen wants and I’m not sure how he’d fit in when Tex got back and especially when/if A-Rod comes back

  • The Real Greg

    The amount of injuries the last two years has been very problematic, not only at the major league level, but the minor league level as well.

    Injuries do happen, but at this rate. The thing that comes close were the Blue Jays last year.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Murti and Francesa are having a legit argument: Do you try more patchwork, back up, scrap heap type guys to cover for this OR do you trade a legit prospect for a guy like Morneau.

    • DERP

      Morneau won’t cost a legit prospect (depending on what you mean by legit).

      • Dalek Jeter

        top 5-15 in the org. I think he will, only because these injuries don’t happen in a vacuum. The Twins know how desperate we are, and know what they need.

    • Pasqua

      Heard that argument. Even when I sort of agree with Francessa, he still sounds like a condescending douchebag. It’s a real talent.

  • Barry

    Ok, I’m officially loosing faith.

    • mustang

      I been there already.

  • Sam

    Easy – Dumpster diving for a Steve Pearce type or use Dan Johnson. Problem solved. One thing’s for sure, whatever is done must be done on the cheap because that’s what ticket buyers pay the big bucks for.

    • DERP

      If you aren’t happy with the product being put on the field, don’t go the games. Problem solved.

      • Sam

        Nice to see you missed the point completely…probably by choice, even worse.

  • Yankee Fan In Cleveland

    Wow has there ever been a $200 million dollar a year team that is this thin?

    • Pasqua

      When the bulk of that $200 mil is tied up in injured players, sure!

    • Cacique

      Until recently the Mets were blowing massive amounts of money to watch big contracts sit on the DL. Not $200 mil but they still had some big payroll teams that were awful in very recent years.

  • Evan

    They have the pitching to win games. Just need to hold the fort down and play .500 ball in April. On May 11th last year the Giants were 15 and 17 and look how that turned out. Sure they might be in a hole but the pitching should be better this year and the bats will be coming back.

    • Sam

      Yeah they do, but the only reason Kuroda wasn’t a 20 game winner last season was lack of run support. And now that’s gotten worse. Good pitching can only get you so far.

      • The Real Greg

        Yeah the San Francisco Giants say hello

        • Improbable Island’s Dirty Midget Whores (Formerly RRR)

          Yeah the 2012 playoff Yankees say hello.

          • Get Phelps Up

            To be fair, that’s a pretty extreme example.

            • Improbable Island’s Dirty Midget Whores (Formerly RRR)

              And it is still proof positive that good pitching can only get you so far.

              In fact, we had GREAT pitching AND a terrible offense. The extremes balanced out in that case.

              • Get Phelps Up

                I disagree. I mean, even a slightly below average offensive performance would have probably got us to the WS. You can win with good pitching and a meh offense.

                • Improbable Island’s Dirty Midget Whores (Formerly RRR)

                  A meh offense would have gotten us in since our pitching was out-of-its-world awesome. If we had normal to good pitching and a meh offense I doubt we make it past the Tigers.

        • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

          The Giants had an above average scoring offense last year.

        • Now Batting

          Buster Posey and Pablo Sandoval say hello.

          • Get Phelps Up

            The Giants team wRC+ was 99.

            • Now Batting

              The point was good pitching only gets you so far. The Giants scored 5 or more runs in 7 playoff games. The Yankees managed to do it once.

  • BigBlueAL

    What is Juan Miranda up to these days?? Andy Phillips??

  • thenamestsam

    Obviously it’s too soon to give up on the season but in my opinion anyone who isn’t worried about this team at this point isn’t being honest with themselves. They weren’t a juggernaut to begin with and these two injuries are really devestating. And to top it all off it’s not even the injry prone guys who are getting hurt. There’s still the semi-inevitable Youk and Hafner injuries lurking out there. Really can’t afford to have those happen before the other guys start getting back or we could end up in a big hole.

  • Mykey

    I guess they explore the trade market? Toning down the prospect hugging might be good for some of us. I should at least tone it down… Court order.

  • mustang

    Wow! I was expecting the break down to happen in August not 3 weeks into Spring Training. It’s going to be a LONG season. SMH

  • Manny’s BanWagon

    Last week, ESPN projected the Yankees opening day lineup without Jeter as the worst Yankee lineup since 1991. I think they’re almost closing in on 2012 Seattle Mariners territory now.

    #onlyhalfkidding

    • dkidd

      1991 looks like murderer’s row

      mattingly
      nokes
      barfield
      hall
      maas

      • Hall and Nokes

        That’s a lineup!

    • David McCann

      Actually this is the time to hold the prospects- just as in 91 for it is the kids who will right the ship

  • MB923

    Marlins trade 1B Hitting coach Tino Martinez to the Yankees for Fans To Be Named Later

    • Barry

      I bet he could still hit. Move Paulie onto the 40 man and we’ve got a team.

  • jg233

    Cashman needs to something or the season will be over before it starts. Need to get Soriano at min.

  • The Real Greg

    I will say this. I think it is time for the Yankees and Brian Cashman to go their separate ways. His negative decisions are outweighing his good decisions of late. In addition to that, I feel that they need some new blood making decisions. An Andrew Friedman type of young gun.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      1) What does Brian Cashman have to do with this injury? That he didn’t sign half of baseball just in case?

      2) Andrew Friedman would function a lot like Brian Cashman if given the same position with the Yankees, as Cashman would function a lot like Friedman if with the Rays.

      Welcome back, Greg. Take your meds.

      • The Real Greg

        1. The injuries aren’t his fault. I just think that he set himself up for this worry with this past offseason. Plus I just think they need someone new in the FO. A new perspective.

        2. First one of the year: FALLACY!

        • Robinson Tilapia

          And, again, how did he set himself up? By not getting superdy-dupedy depth at every position? How does one prepare for three of your four best offensive players going down before the season starts?

          I think every organization needs some change after a while and that no one should be in the same job for too long. I just don’t think that’s the problem right now.

          Also, this is why, in the end, I like you, and that’s because you give it right back. FALLACY! :)

  • Dalek Jeter

    I usually can’t stand Francesa, but he is in awesomely rare form today. Caller calls in “It’s okay Tex is hurt!! We need to play teh young guyz!!!!”

    Francesa: “Like who?”

    Caller: “Move Youk to 3rd, and have Nunez play 3rd.”

    Francesa: “Nunez can’t play 3rd.”

    Caller: “Why not? If you can play short, you can play third.”

    Francesa: “Well, Nunie can’t play short, so there’s that.”

    • Mykey

      Just saw that. It was pretty funny. People really don’t get that this is a big deal, huh?

    • Pasqua

      The same people who want “to play the YOUTH!” are the same fuckers who demand everyone be fired when the team hovers at .500 for more than a week at a time. Infuriating.

  • Ethan

    This really isn’t good. Too late for ditching thee $189m goal to mean anything as there are no free agents left to sign. Not good.

    • DC

      Sorry they couldn’t pry Votto from the Reds to back up 1st.

  • Mr. Pappageorgio

    Well, they just have to try and tread water at .500 ball for April. Their April schedule is tough though…

    Red Sox,
    Tigers,
    Indians,
    Orioles,
    d-Backs,
    Blue Jays,
    Rays,
    Blue Jays,
    Astros

    If they can finish that at .500 with no Granderson or Tex, and Jete coming back from surgery and maybe ready for opening day… that would be alllright

    • Dalek Jeter

      Even with all the injuries, the only teams I will admit that are better than us on that list are the Tigers and maybe Blue Jays.

      • Manny’s BanWagon

        Maybe the Jays?

        You must be kidding if you think the Yankees without Tex and Grandy are better than the Jays. They may be the worst team in the division without those 2.

        • The Real Greg

          Not even close. Their pitching staff puts above the Red Sox. I would say they are equal with the Orioles right now. Orioles aren’t getting all those 1 run victories this year and they are the one team in the AL East that did less than we did in the off season.

          • Manny’s BanWagon

            Without Arod, Tex and Granderson the Yankees pretty much have the offense of an average NL team and that’s being generous.

            • The Real Greg

              And there’s nothing wrong with that. Their offense is more NL in nature anyway this year even with Grandy and Tex.

              By the way, which league has won the last 3 World Series?

              • Manny’s BanWagon

                What does winning the last 3 WS have to do with the price of tea in China?

                The Giants probably wouldn’t even have made the playoffs with that team in the AL.

                • The Real Greg

                  Its just saying that having an NL style offense is not the worst thing in the world.

                  Hell, the Rays won 90 games last year with an offense that scored the 11th most runs in the AL.

                  • Manny’s BanWagon

                    Do you think the Yankees are gonna have a team ERA of 3.19 like the Rays did last year?

                    FYI, it was 3.85 and that’s gonna be hard enough to repeat considering how well Kuroda pitched.

                    • Get Phelps Up

                      I don’t think it will be as hard to repeat as you say. They’ll have a healthy CC as well as a full season of Pettitte instead of Garcia. Plus likely improvement (at least ERA wise) from Nova.

                    • Manny’s BanWagon

                      I think there’s a realistic chance they could repeat it though I think Kuroda is likely to regress a bit and I think it’s wishful thinking that you’re gonna get a “full season” out of Pettite but overall, I think they’ll be in that ballpark.

                      I can’t see anything close to what the Rays put up last year though.

        • Stevis

          correct

  • Sam

    No more bloated contracts for over 30s.

  • Sam

    Enough already. No more bloated contracts for over 30s.

    • Pasqua

      Well, considering that players’ prime years extend into the first half of their 30′s, your philosophy might be somewhat prohibitive to actually fielding good players.

  • Jimmy Page

    Tex’s injury has made Francessa very grumpy. First he was extremely rude and condesending to Sweeney Murni when discussing the Yanks options and then he continued to be rude and condesending to his callers.

    • Mykey

      That’s kind of par for the course there.

    • Coolerking101

      In other news, Francesa drank a diet coke during the broadcast.

      • Manny’s BanWagon

        Is Aspartame causes brain tumors, Francesca’s brain must be completely infested by this point.

      • Mykey

        How do you know? The label is ripped off. It could be anything!

    • Pasqua

      Francessa was showing his Yankee-fandom with Murti. Instead of being his usual, smug self, he was melting down into “THEY GOTTA DO SOMETHIN’!” mode while Murti maintained his usual, “Nothing’s gonna happen, so everybody needs to relax” mode. An explosive combo when it comes to listening to the Pope.

  • Jimmy Page

    Tex’s injury has made Francessa very grumpy. First he was extremely rude to Sweeney Murni when discussing the Yanks options and then he continued to be rude to his callers.

  • Mikeymikeee

    I’d be sooo willing to trade multiple prospects for Chase Headley! Thoughts?!?!

    • Reggie C.

      Would cost the Yankees two of its top hitting prospects if Cashman inquired today.

    • Gonzo

      Crap, I’d take Gyorko or Rendon at this point even if they are not ready.

  • Jimmy Page

    Tex’s injury has made Francessa very grumpy. First he was extremely rude to Sweeney M when discussing the Yanks options and then he continued to be rude to his callers.

  • Mike HC

    This is horrible news. At least there is a silver lining that a lot of the injury time for Tex and Grandy will be served during Spring Training.

  • The Real Greg

    An option I have heard is getting Carlos Pena from the Astros. Astros are rebuilding so a mid level prospect might do the job.

  • jg233

    The bottom line is that the Yankees need to trade some prospects for ML talent or just admit they dont care about winning this season.

    • Ethan

      Problem now is that other teams know the Yankees are desperate. Prices just went way up on any useful players for the Yanks.

      • The Real Greg

        Not if the person has a big number on him going into the last year of a contract.

    • Bat Man

      thats exactly what they shouldnt do. Prices will be higher than ever and we need our young cost controlled potential major leaguers more than ever to offset these untrade-able contracts down the line. Not much we can do about this, dont hate the Carlos Pena idea but where does he go when Tex and A-rod come back?

  • Coolerking101

    Given the injuries, this will end up being the weakest opening day lineup the Yanks will have sent out since 1995, no?

    http://www.baseball-reference......ning.shtml

  • J $

    Been saying Yanks are effed for months now. Go Hoyas.

  • Stevis

    And Ill bet that Young Steinbrenner will not be opening up those pockets!

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Well, those vets on not long-term contracts and young blood everyone wants will have to show up for the next month of so, won’t they?

    Welcome to the cherry-popping. Don’t forget to bring the sheets to the landromat afterwards.

    I’ll still be here Opening Day, just like any other. Get well, Tex.

    • Manny’s BanWagon

      All over the tri-state area, sheets with blood stains on them will be hung from windows of homes and apartments.

  • Manny’s BanWagon

    If Jeter isn’t ready for opening day, the opening day lineup could be

    CF-Gardner
    RF-Ichiro
    2B-Cano
    1B-Youkilis
    DH-Hafner
    C-Stewart
    LF-Rivera
    SS-Nunez
    3B-Nix

    That’s like a crappy away-game spring training lineup.

    • MartinRanger

      Chris Stewart is not batting sixth in spring training, let alone the regular season.

      But that lineup is terrifyingly awful regardless.

      • Manny’s BanWagon

        Fair enough.

        Move him down to 9th and everyone else up one spot.

        Same difference.

        • Dalek Jeter

          I would also just take a risk and put Mesa in the outfield. If he works out, he’s better than Rivera will ever be, and if he doesn’t we’ll still have Rivera or Diaz on the bench. If we don’t look outside the org to help cover this up, we at least have to think outside the box a bit.

          • Manny’s BanWagon

            I have no problem switching Rivera with Mesa though I don’t think that would improve the offense one bit and might in fact even make it a bit worse.

            At least you’d be getting a stud defender though instead of Rivera/Diaz who suck in the field

      • forensic

        Actually, Chris Stewart batted 6th just yesterday.

  • MartinRanger

    Well this is about as catastrophic a spring training as its possible to have.

    The thing is that depth hardly would have helped them here. You don’t expect to lose two of your top run producers in the space of two weeks. You just don’t.

    And I loved Swish, but he is not going to be worth 4 years at 15 mil. The Yankees got his best seasons out of him and then cut bait.

    It’s hilarious that people are blaming Cashman though. I think it was abundantly clear that he had next to zero autonomy this offseason.

  • Dalek Jeter

    List of potential Targets(who might be available):

    Corey Hart
    Todd Helton
    Casey Kotchman
    Justin Morneau
    Lyle Overbay
    Carlos Pena

    Hooray.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      Corey Hart would fit right in …. to the disabled list.

  • Vern Sneaker

    Pitching pitching pitching. We’re not dead yet (only very sick). Sure hope Jeter rounds into form.

  • http://twitter.com/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

    Looking ahead to things that don’t really matter, its gonna be a pretty thin All Star Game delegation from the Yankees this year.

    • jg233

      if CC, Mo, Andy, D-Rob and Kuroda make it the Yanks might have a chance this season…lol

    • Get Phelps Up

      CC, Jeter and Cano are pretty much locks. Probably Mo too, especially if he announces this is his last season.

  • Improbable Island’s Dirty Midget Whores (Formerly RRR)

    Well, this is going to be a fun season.

  • Improbable Island’s Dirty Midget Whores (Formerly RRR)

    Look on the bright side-if we go even one game over 500 in April it’s a huge success! Nowhere but up!

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Pretty much. Tread water. Stay with the pack. Make a run when everyone’s healthy.

      Easier said than done, but it is what it is. I don’t see the sense of staring at a lineup and going “wow, this lineup sucks” all night long. Three of our top four offensive guys are injured. Time to go put on the big boy pants.

      • Improbable Island’s Dirty Midget Whores (Formerly RRR)

        Putting it another way-cross your fingers and hope April is the month the pitchers get hot.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          I’m crossing my balls at this point, just for extra luck.

      • TomH

        There are no “big boy pants” to put on. For those to have existed, in a drawer somewhere, the Yankees would have had to have had an entirely different off-season. Instead the Yankees tried to get by on the cheap (189). Somewhere Nick Swisher is (or MAY be–he’s a decent guy) grinning.

        All board optimists concerning the Winter parsimony have now lost face. Pessimists are vindicated (which does not mean they’re happy). This team now depends almost entirely on a pitching staff and bullpen in which 2 of the key figures are over 40 and another is pushing 40. One is returning from elbow surgery.

        By the way, can’t teams tell their star players to stay away from the World Baseball whatever-it-is?

        • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

          ” the Yankees tried to get by on the cheap (189)”

          They don’t have a $189M payroll. Their payroll this year is exactly in the same range it has been in the past several years. They likely wouldn’t have signed Swisher even if the $189M plan never existed.

        • LightSABR

          They can’t. And it’s not like staying out of the WBC would have prevented the injury–dude was just swinging a bat.

        • Get Phelps Up

          189 million dollars is not “on the cheap”. That’s the 2nd highest payroll in the game.

        • Improbable Island’s Dirty Midget Whores (Formerly RRR)

          This comment has too many things wrong with it for me to respond.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          That’s nice. More time for you to play bridge, I guess.

  • Dalek Jeter

    I’d like to preface this with it is out of desperation, with the understanding that other teams are going to have the Yankees by the nuts. Also with the understanding that Cash is probably going to sit on his hands and hope it just gets better its self, because if the last two seasons show anything, it’s that. However, my trade proposal sucks:

    Yankees Get:
    Morneau and pay 11Mil of his salary

    Twins Get:
    Warren
    Murphy

    • Manny’s BanWagon

      What do you do with Morneau when Tex and Arod come back though?

      No room for him at 1B (Tex) or DH (Arod/Hafner/Jeter).

      • Dalek Jeter

        Hafner is costing us 2 million dollars and is a much lesser player than Morneau. <1% of the final payroll shouldn't block us from improving our team.

        If Hafner is still healthy when Tex is healthy
        If Tex gets healthy
        and If no team is willing to part with a "meh" prospect/player for Hafner

        Just cut him and let Morneau DH.

      • Dalek Jeter

        Also, I like how on the pitching side of the ball people (not just you Manny) say there’s never enough and that we should make moves regardless of hurt guys, basically to pretend they aren’t there, however when it comes to the offensive side of the ball we can’t make moves because “what happens when so-and-so comes back?!” I’ve never seen a team suffer because they had too many good hitters and not enough positions for them. It has literally never happened.

        • Manny’s BanWagon

          Morneau hasn’t really been any better than Hafner the last 3 years and only a little more healthy. Don’t see how he’s a major upgrade other than he can fake 1B.

        • Manny’s BanWagon

          Decent idea though. It’s a lot easier to shoot down these trade propositions than it is to come up with legitimate ones.

    • Now Batting

      Doubt the Twins trade Morneau for two non prospects

      • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

        They might. The Twins aren’t going anywhere this year. Trading Mourneau would be more of a salary dump than anything. Getting 2 at least potential major leaguers back really wouldn’t be that bad for them.

      • Dalek Jeter

        Warren, I’ll give you that, he’s a fringy guy…but since when is JR Murphy a non-prospect?

      • Pistol Pete

        Morneau is damaged goods, never been the same after the head injuries. Ask Jason Bay how easy it is coming back from them. He’ll never be the same.

  • Peter Lacock

    Better to happen now rather than during the season.
    A Dan Johnson/Juan Rivera platoon might be OK for a month.

  • Improbable Island’s Dirty Midget Whores (Formerly RRR)

    Remember too, guys: When we look at who is and isn’t available, it’s from a fan’s perspective. We have no idea what the trading situation actually looks like from an insider’s perspective. Who knows what we’re missing?

  • aRX

    Well, fuck. Hopefully our pitching gets off to a hot start, because April and May are looking kinda dicey.

    On an off-topic note, is it just me, or does this page look like ass?

    • TomH

      Sometimes it looks “like ass.” Sometimes it looks as it always does. It’s always an adventure to refresh the page, to see what the format will be.

  • LightSABR

    Teix didn’t deserve this bad luck. The team didn’t deserve it. The fans sure as heck didn’t deserve it, and I think Cashman didn’t even deserve it.

    But ownership? Oh yes. Absolutely they deserved it. On the bright side, if this year keeps going as is, maybe it will persuade them that running a baseball franchise is more profitable if you field a team people want to watch.

  • A.D.

    One way for Tex to avoid another terrible April with the bat

  • Get Phelps Up

    And lost in all of this is a Ben sighting!

  • Pistol Pete

    Tex will be out for the year you can count on it. I’ve never seen a wrist injury that anyone could predict when it will heal and this is the same wrist that’s bothered him for years and been shot up with cortisone. It’s pretty obvious we’re going to stink this year. Wonder what those 1500 box seats are going to look like in July when they’re empty. Their opening day lineup is a joke.

  • Pistol Pete

    Get Soriano to play left field and add lost power and a much needed bat, Chicago is dying to dump him and he’ll cost nothing but money.

  • free speech aka 189

    just remember it is going to get uglier when we start losing in the regular season…guys will be jumping out of planes…oh, cashman did that already…only this time the plane will crash and burn,…..189,189.

  • Dirty mike and the boys

    So who plays first now
    The great pumpkin?

    • Robinson Tilapia

      A pumpkin would offer a pretty steep drop-off defensively.

  • Claudell

    Can we all just be done with the WBC now??

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Not that this changed my opinion but trade Grandy. Rebuild. Do what you want with Cano, he’s valuable as a Yankee and as an expensive trade chip.

    Hit on some draft picks and in a couple years we’re in a good position all things considered.