Jul
03

DotF: Mateo and Palma lead GCL Yanks to yet another win

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Two quick notes:

  • RHP Alfredo Aceves has been suspended 50 games after testing positive for a drug of abuse, MLB announced. It was his second offense and the suspension begins immediately. I was just thinking Triple-A Scranton had more bodies than rotation spots, but this clears it up. Aceves wasn’t coming back to the MLB team unless things went way wrong, so this doesn’t hurt the Yankees’ depth all that much.
  • Mark Simon wrote about 2B Rob Refsnyder and his big jump this year, from starting the season in Double-A to being on the cusp of MLB in early-July. “He was thinking too much,” said Trenton hitting coach Marcus Thames when asked about Refsnyder’s early season struggles. “Anytime you start doing that, your mechanics are going to break down. I told him to just relax.”

Triple-A Scranton (4-1 win over Buffalo)

  • LF Jose Pirela: 3-5, 1 R, 1 K
  • 2B Rob Refsnyder: 0-3, 2 BB, 1 K — 19 walks and 19 strikeouts in 24 games at this level
  • DH Zoilo Almonte: 1-3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 BB
  • 3B Scott Sizemore: 1-4, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 E (fielding)
  • RHP Chris Leroux: 6 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 1 Balk, 8/3 GB/FB — 59 of 94 pitches were strikes (63%)
  • RHP Diego Moreno: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 2/2 GB/FB — 17 of 23 pitches were strikes (74%) … 29/11 K/BB in 29.1 innings this season … the Yankees got him from the Pirates in the A.J. Burnett trade a few years ago

Double-A Trenton (8-0 win over Portland)

  • CF Mason Williams & LF Ben Gamel: 2-5, 1 R, 1 K — Gamel doubled and drove in two
  • RF Tyler Austin: 1-4, 1 R
  • C Peter O’Brien: 3-4, 3 R
  • 1B Rob Segedin: 3-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 1 BB – seventh career game at first and he was a triple away from the cycle
  • LHP Matt Tracy: 5 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 1 HB, 7/1 GB/FB – 44 of 61 pitches were strikes (72%)
  • LHP Cesar Cabral: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 1/0 GB/FB – eight of 13 pitches were strikes
  • LHP Tyler Webb: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 3/0 GB/FB – 19 of 25 pitches were strikes (76%) … 61/13 K/BB in 43.2 innings

High-A Tampa (4-3 win over Lakeland)

  • CF Jake Cave: 0-5, 2 K
  • SS Cito Culver: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 K
  • 1B Greg Bird: 1-4, 1 R, 2 K
  • 3B Dante Bichette Jr.: 1-3, 1 R, 1 BB
  • RF Aaron Judge: 1-2, 2 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K — third straight game with a homer
  • 2B Angelo Gumbs: 1-4, 1 K, 1 E (missed catch)
  • RHP Luis Severino: 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 8/2 GB/FB — seven hits, four walks, and 20 strikeouts in 16.2 innings at this level

Low-A Charleston (10-5 loss to Savannah)

  • CF Michael O’Neill: 1-5, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI — 9-for-28 (.321) in his last six games
  • RF Dustin Fowler: 2-5, 1 R — threw a runner out at third
  • 3B Miguel Andujar: 1-4
  • SS Tyler Wade: 0-4
  • LHP Caleb Smith: 3 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 4/1 GB/FB — 31 of 59 pitches were strikes (53%) … 70/30 K/BB in 67.1 innings

Short Season Staten Island was rained out. I’m not sure when they’ll make this game up, but there won’t be a doubleheader tomorrow.

Rookie GCL Yanks1 (8-2 win over GCL Astros) all they do is win

  • SS Jorge Mateo: 3-4, 3 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB — 16-for-43 (.372) with five doubles, one triple, and eleven steals (in eleven attempts) in ten games
  • 3B Drew Bridges: 0-3, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 HBP
  • 2B Bryan Cuevas: 2-5, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 SB, 1 CS
  • RF Alex Palma: 1-5, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 2 K — threw a runner out at third … 16-for-47 (.340) in eleven games
  • RHP Jose Mesa Jr.: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 1 WP, 0/2 GB/FB

Rookie GCL Yanks2 were rained out. They’ll play a doubleheader on July 18th.

Categories : Down on the Farm
  • Travis Lincoln

    When top prospect lists are filled out, what are the chances of Mateo, Palma, and Frias being on them. They are abusing GCL pitching.

    • Yanks

      Basically zero. However, Mateo and Palma are both very highly regarded, Mateo especially. If Mateo keeps it up next year, he’ll probably explode onto top 100 lists with his tools and potential. Palma is a great hitter, but the bat will have to carry him since he’s a RFer. I don’t think anyone knows all that much about Frias, but he’s hit in the GCL and the DSL.

      • Yankee$

        Well, not exactly zero. Baseball America does Top 20 lists for every league. I think the chances of those kids being on the GCL list are well above zero.

        • Yanks

          I was assuming he was talking about top 100 or Yankee top 10s. They should be locks for the GCL list, especially Mateo and Palma. Mateo might be able to sneak into the top 20, but it is only GCL ball. The tools are ridiculous though.

          • Yankee$

            Yup

          • Preston

            He’s Carlos Correa meets Billy Hamilton. He’s not making any prospect lists this off-season but indubitably he’s going to be number one.

            • Yankee$

              He could crack Yankee Top 10. Not crazy. There have been other GCL level players crack that list (I’ve been subscribed to BA since 1989, although I am considering letting the subscription expire this Fall as Axisa keeps me covered.)

              • Jorge Steinbrenner

                I could see a guy with crazy upside, tearing through that league, just cracking a top 10 for a team. They’d better be some exception to the rule, though.

                • Yankee$

                  Believe it or not, I think Eduardo Nunez cracked the Top 10 as a GCL Yankee. I’m going way back so the memory is a bit suspect, though.

                  • Jorge Steinbrenner

                    Are you sure that wasn’t some sort of gag, gotcha, “Where’s Waldo” type of entry?

                  • n0exit

                    Gosuke Katoh was number 10 and he only played GCL. Luis Severino was 9 but he did make 4 starts at Charleston. This is the 2014 org top 10 by BA.

                    • Yankee$

                      Gosuke. Of course. Too recent for me to use that example …

                    • Yankee$

                      Severino just got Baseball America “Pitcher Of The Day” based on his strong outing…

                      “PITCHER OF THE DAY: Luis Severino, rhp — high Class A Tampa (Yankees)

                      The Yankees’ top pitching prospect followed up on six innings of no-hit ball with six more shutout innings Thursday. He allowed two hits and two walks and struck out six in a 4-3 win over Lakeland. Severino has run his fastball up to 98 at Tampa, according to reports, and combines that with a solid changeup and slider that flashes plus. In three starts since his promotion, Severino has struck out 20 in 16 2/3 innings while walking four.”

            • Cool Lester Smooth

              No, he’s not.

              Correa is the same age as Mateo and had a 145 wRC+ in Hi-A before gettin hurt. Last year, he had a higher wRC+ in full season ball than Mateo did in the DSL. Correa’s also got an elite arm, and hasn’t even started to access his raw power yet.

              Mateo has true 80 speed, but that doesn’t mean he’s Billy Hamilton. Hamilton is .2 seconds faster than an 80 runner down the first base line.

              Dee Gordon with some pop and defense is a better comp.

  • Yankee$

    A bad day for Refsnyder is not that bad at all.

  • Kenny

    So any chance the Yankees move Mateo up a level? I know he is young and its SSS but still. All the kid seems to do is rake. I’m all for letting guys develop at each level but he seems too good for the GCL.

    • Yanks

      Not enough time, plus, there’s not really anywhere to put him with Estrada at SI and Avelino returning to Charleston soon.

      • Kenny

        I think I’m just overly excited about his potential.

        • Deathstroke Heathcott

          Yada yada burrito… But I’m getting pretty excited too.

      • YankeeGrunt

        Estrada has a utility profile and will probably play multiple positions, Mateo could split the season at SI. It’ll be a couple weeks though, in all likelihood.

    • Jorge Steinbrenner

      You’ll blink and SI’s season will be over. All things in time.

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      I would like to see Mateo play some games under the lights this year. A lot of these kids never play a game in the life under the lights. I wish the when the two GCL teams played they would play the game at Steinbrenner Field or at least the auxiliary field adjacent to Steinbrenner

      • Dave in Balmy Jax

        Totally agree. Especially the international kids. That seems to be a contributing factor in the slow start for Miguel Andujar, and as he has adjusted he has looked better recently.

      • Old Kinderhook

        Good point. Check out Andujar’s day-night splits: .419 vs. .208. Some of these kids need vampire blood.

      • edb

        Dsl has night games I think. Some of their stadiums aren’t too shabby.

  • nycsportzfan

    Severino just turned 20 in March. He could be in Trenton while still being 20, and if things go well, Scranton by 20/22ish, which would mean Bigs right around the corner. Man, a Tanaka and Severino one/two punch would be awesome!

    Glad Fowler didn’t miss much time. I think both Fowler and O’Neill have interesting skill sets and at least one of em will go far in the system and possibly make the pros.

    • Yanks

      I doubt they’d move him up to Trenton this year after already jumping him to Tampa.

      O’Neill strikes out too much. He’s going to need to cut down if he ever wants a chance, especially since he’s a bit of a tweener in the outfield.

      • nycsportzfan

        I think they are going to. At least for a start or 2 at the end of the Yr. Assuming he pitches like he has. Teams do that with kids all the time.

      • YankeeGrunt

        O’Neill’s K rate has been cut almost in half over the last month. No, not the end of the story as it’s only a little over 100 ABs, but if the 16-20% rate is sustainable for him that’s a lot more acceptable than 30%.

      • nycsportzfan

        Well they both need to develop still. Obviously Oneill is the college kid so he don’t have as much time as Fowler, but still only in his 2nd yr within the system. His basestealing is tremendous, and he adds for real gap power and maybe alittle more overall power then we had thought. Your right though, obviously hes gotta improve his K rate and batting eye. But hopefully he can do that.

    • Jorge Steinbrenner

      *pours out some liquor for the last pitcher we said things like this about*

      • Yankee$

        Campos?

        • Jorge Steinbrenner

          ManBan.

          Not giving up on him, but remember when he was the youngest at every level he reached?

          • Yankee$

            Yeah, Indeed, I remember.

          • Bo Knows

            Well as long as the Yankees don’t delay TJ surgery should it ever be needed causing him to lose two years of development instead of one, we should be ok

  • nycsportzfan

    Doing a TOP10 list is fairly easy(of course debatable), but trying to do a TOP20 Yank Prospect is extremely hard. Its funny how some give me so much crap about liking so many players in the System and yet, the system continues to rise. I guaranteed they’d be in the top 10-12 farm systems going into next yr, and Mike was asked by someone if he thought the system was middle of the ranks, and he said probably but rising. I look at many systems, just not as much as Yanks,and i’m telling you, some of you are hooked on nothing. So many players who if they were on NY in there system would be shit on by some of you or picked apart. Its like some of you are way to used to the old way, of trading any and every asset we had..

    We’ve not made a big monster trade in years! Granderson was probably the most significant in the past however many yrs? Also, say what you want, the Yanks kill it in the mid to late rds on college players.

    Be ready, this freaking farm is for real. A farm system isn’t just have a few stars. A farm system is finding quality players, role players, and of course a couple above avg and you love to have a couple star potentials in there as well, which we do with Refsnyder(what a boring old 4th rd college prospect he is.Pfft!), and Aaron Judge, and possibly Luis Severino.

    Its a rainy night and i’m bored as shit and had a rough couple days. I’m gonna submerge myself in Yankee land and try and do a TOP 20 YANK PROSPECT List. I did a top 10 the other day but 20 is harder, which makes it more fun.

    Please be easy, I haven’t done a top 20 before and i’m sure no ones top 20 would be completely the same.

    • Yanks

      I think you’re being overly generous to Yankees prospects and not generous to other teams’ prospects… the Yankees have certainly improved a lot, but there are plenty of other farm systems with better top tier talent and more depth. They’re still probably a middle of the road farm system right now, and that’s not a bad thing…

      • nycsportzfan

        Not at all. I think people don’t look at what teams are putting out there and what some of there top guys are doing in the minors before making judgements.

        Not like i’m saying the Yanks system is the best, just underrated and rising. Most agree, including our very own Mike.A Saying next yr we’ll be top 9-12 isn’t a stretch at all.

        • http://www.staggeringbeauty.com/ ALZ

          Definitely underrated by some. Some people just assume it is basically barren.

        • Old Kinderhook

          I agree, it’s great that there are so many more box scores to follow and names to get excited about at all the levels, but except for the GCL#1 team, there are a lot of losing records.

          When you compare ours so favorably with the other ML teams’ farm systems, I begin to wonder where the wins went.

          But that GCL#1 is to dream on!

    • Yankee$

      Don’t leave me hanging. Post the already completed Top 10.

      • Jorge Steinbrenner

        99% of the system is in the tie for #1. Somehow, still, Cito Culver barely makes it in at #10.

    • Jorge Steinbrenner

      This is downright Big Member-ish at times.

      I’d love to see Big Member’s Top 20 Yankee (or is it YANK) prospects.

      • nycsportzfan

        Dude no one cares about your wise ass comments. Do you get that?

        • Jorge Steinbrenner

          Sure thing, king of game threads.

        • Cool Lester Smooth

          I care about R-Tils’ smart ass comments.

    • nycsportzfan

      TOP 20 YANK PROSPECT.. Please feel free to also do one or comment. Try and be respectful.

      1). Rob Refsnyder- I did write ups for my top 10 the other day, so i’m just gonna do little notes on some of the guys this time. Refs bat is incredible and hes got a patient approach and isn’t overly fast but smart on the bases , which helps him get some SB also. Has more power then some probably thought and can hit to all fields. Defense is only worry but his bat is ML ready now.

      2). Aaron Judge- Big, strong, fast(for size) power hitting machine. Has a hose for a arm and he’ll prob play LF in the bigs or RF, but most say he could play CF if the team needed it. Hes toying with Minor league pitching as of right now, and could make the show quicker then expected, even for a college kid..

      3). Luis Severino- Kid just had another dominant start for Tampa tonight and as I said, just turned 20. Very exciting to think of Tanaka and Severino as 2/5ths of the Yanks Pitching staff down the line. Almost K’d a batter per inn in his minor league career combined…

      4). Eric Jagielo- I think I had Murph here in my top 10, but i’m changing it. Jagielo all ready looks the part physically and has a Yank Stadium tailor made swing with potential of plus power. He isn’t known as a defensive wiz but he’s good enough to stick at 3rd.

      5). Jon Ryan Murphy- ML ready catcher who can hit to all fields, has some power, has gotten better throghout his career defensively , and did well in his cup of coffee with the big club earlier this yr. I like em alittle better then Sanchez, probably because i’ve read reports of how awesome a teammate he is and hes a great locker room guy.

      6). Gary Sanchez- Our 2009 prize. Sanchez is getting red hot lately and has physically matured and should stick behind the plate. Hes got a hose back there. Im not sure how great he is in the clubhouse and he was sat for disciplinary reasons recently. But Maturity will come with age. I could see him as a 280 20 80 guy down the line if it all goes right.

      7). Ian Clarkin- Skipped SI all together and is doing very well. A lefty who had 3pitches coming outta HS, which included a power curve, a low 90′s heat that tops out 94ish, and a change that tails away from Righties. He’ll get alittle bigger with age and prob tops out as a number 2 type starter? Thats up for debate.

      8). Gregory Bird- One of my fave prospects. I know defensively he has issues , but this is a big dude with power and a great batting eye. Hes done really well in his development since coming outta Auroa Col(HS).. His bat is exciting. Just need em to stay healthy..

      9).Ty Hensley- Big physical pitcher. He should become a 3rd in a rotation inning eater. The Yanks top 10 prospects are all very exciting to me.

      10). Rafael DePaula- Fastball pitcher that Mike had once described as possibly best in the system, DePauala has alot of upside. His problem as of now is inconsistency. He seems to throw a gem or get clobbered(at least thats how I feel without looking up stats on em). But still only 23yrs old and at Tampa. If things start turning for the better, he could possibly make the show by the time hes 25 somewhere(fingers crossed). Upside still has me.

      11). Peter O’Brien- Monster power. Like more then Aaron Judge type power. Hard to not get excited about the O’Brien power. And its not just power. Yes hes hitting for a low Avg in the beggining stages of his callup To Double A, but he was hitting 321BA at Tampa this yr and hit 291BA overall in 2013. Obviously his swings alittle long, causing strikeouts, but that power and the possibility of having that power with a good solid avg is to intriguing for me to drop him any further…

      12). Abi Avelino- Slick fielding SS whos bat has played out better then some might of expected so far. Some say he mite be the best in system option to take over long term for the Cap, because how good defensively hes been. Unfoturently he got hurt this yr but should be back soon?

      13).Jake Cave- Some think this kids not a prospect because hes smallish and though speedy, not a huge basestealer. Its not true it all. The Yanks had to go well over slot money to get Cave to sign as a 6th rd pick a few yrs back. He was a stud hitter and pitcher coming outta HS. Basically having a fall back option. Lucky for the Yanks, his offense has required no reason to change. He keeps on hitting . The Yanks obviously showed how much they liked em by having him Skip SI all together and start out at Charleston.. A really good overall player. I could see him being a decent little trade chip down the line or if Gardy leaves for some reason, he could stick with us.

      14). DBJ- Give me crap all you want. This kid was raw coming outta HS. Hes had some tough yrs, but this yr hes turning it around. When on, hes got a all around game. Can hit, hit for power, hit to all fields..etc Hes got a solid 366OBP this yr as well. I think hes having a good enough yr to get him back in the mix. I’m mainly keeping the super young barley played at all kids outta this list.

      15). Dustin Fowler- This kids a athlete who Yanks paid over slot money for when he came out. Hes got speed and a sweet swing. Will be 19yrs old all season long and i’m betting will start next yr at Tampa. Hes shown alittle power in his bat which i’m not sure was expected. Def upside here.

      16. Brady Lail
      17. Michael O’Neill
      18. Luis Torrens(almost all on potential)
      19. Jorge Mateo(doing big things but mostly on potential)
      20. TIE- Dan Camarena/David Palladino/Gosuke Katoh

      That was hard. I know it prob differs from most and similar to some. I didn’t use this yrs draft picks.

      • Pirate4life

        You might want to think about putting decarr and lindgren in there.

        • Pirate4life

          just noticed your last comment nvm

          • nycsportzfan

            Dang you were in attack mode.lol Yeah, I didn’t use this yrs picks. Lindgren hasen’t even pitched for a team yet.

            • Pirate4life

              he has made a few appearances but nothing spectacular yet

              • nycsportzfan

                Lindgren has pitched for a farm club? Wow, how the heck did I miss that? But still, I didn’t want to include this yrs picks. Speaking of this yrs pick, 2of my top sleepers were Ty McFarland and Jonathan Holder. McFarlands been really solid albeit at SI, but Holder has been shaky so far. I love sleepers!

        • nycsportzfan

          I was thinking I should of thrown Tyler Webb in there for Palladino or Camarena. What do you think?

          • nycsportzfan

            Also, I fucked up. I forgot about Mason Williams. I haven’t given up on him yet. I’d of had him somewhere in the top 20.

          • Pirate4life

            tools versus currently ability. Your call really. I think Palladino’s potential outweighs how much further along Webb is personally.

      • nycsportzfan

        I’m losing faith in Tyler Austins wrist ever letting him be the player we expected. Thats why hes not on my list.

        • Bryan

          It takes more than a year to come back fully from it. See: Texeira, Mark.

          Definitely not giving up on Austin. Still getting his walks. His power just needs some time to return.

          • nycsportzfan

            Losing faith, not completely giving up. I think alot of players have a chance, even if not on the Top20 Rankings. Austin just needs to show me his pop is back. This is 2nd straight wasted year in a row.

            If health permits, I def think he could get back on the map.Just don’t got alot of faith in it, is all.

        • http://www.staggeringbeauty.com/ ALZ

          Sure that drops him out of the top 10, but still would put him higher than some of the lower level guys, just because he already holding his own in AA, more chance he puts it together.

      • Joel

        Infraction: You’re only allowed to use the phrase “he has a hose” once per post. Two demerits.

        • nycsportzfan

          lol.

      • http://www.staggeringbeauty.com/ ALZ

        I’m a bit down on Jagielo. He has shown nice power so far, but there are some questions about him sticking at 3B. Give me Bird and his approach if they both future 1B.

      • Jorge Steinbrenner

        Decent list. Missing way too many guys based on current situations, injury recovery, etc. Needs some of the recent signees.

        Also, as a yank list, I was really expecting Scarlett Johansson, although it’d surprise no one if these actually were your fantasy objects.

      • edb

        Tell me if you’ve heard this one before: yanks have a lot of talent at the lower levels but few MLB ready impact players. Too many guys on this list haven’t had any success at AA yet.

      • Kevin

        No Mason Williams??

        • nycsportzfan

          I posted above I forgot about him. He’d of been in the top 20 somewhere.

      • TC

        Hensley in the top 10? I know he’s got the pedigree of being a top pick, but since then he’s missed a lot of development time and only has a handful of rookie league innings.

        • nycsportzfan

          Hensleys potential alone is worth a top 10 pick. Hes all ready got the can’t teach size, and hard stuff. THe rest is just coaching. He projects to a mid rotation inn eater. If Hensley stays healthy, he should be awesome.

  • Nick

    I am loving the walks at AAA for Ref.

  • Jorge Steinbrenner

    Can I buy the Aaron Judge t-shirt already?

    • Yankee$

      Probably a XXXL. Are you a Canseco sized Cuban?

      • Jorge Steinbrenner

        Don’t I wish.

  • vicki

    a grown gangsta riding a damn bus up and down the east coast can’t smoke a bowl every now and then?

    • Yankee$

      Was that what it was? For whatever reason I was thinking PED.

  • Pirate4life

    Any guess’s on what nets headley?

    Obrian+ Williams/Austin???

    • RetroRob

      Too much. That’s just my opinion. He’s a three month rental and has a bad back, unlikely to get better this year.

      • Bryan

        That’s not too much. O’Brian isn’t anything outside of power. He is Mike Olt with less contact ability. And neither of Mason or Austin at this moment have proven they can hit at a high level. For a guy who just last year had a 115 +wRC, that is a steal. Even if only for three months.

        • http://www.staggeringbeauty.com/ ALZ

          He has hit .202/.287/.318 so far, and is making over $10MM this year. That is not a steal, there are real questions about him this year.

          • Bryan

            The goal though is to make the team better. 3b is arguably the Yanks worst position of need. Chase has had a rough year. He hasn’t exactly been healthy, the Padres don’t really want him, won’t offer him a QO, and are therefore not in a very good position to negotiate. A change of scenery could make all the difference.

            Not to mention, you need to think about what is best for the team. What helps them more….getting replacement level stats from KJ and the misfits? Or a chance that Headley turns it around after a change of scenery and hits like 2013 Chase?

            You have imperfect information and risk is always involved. But giving up one or two B level prospects for a decent chance at an All-star caliber 3b is to me a risk worth taking.

      • Cool Lester Smooth

        None of those guys are worth anything right now. I’d be ecstatic to get anything resembling Headley for them.

  • hornblower

    Great job! First list I’ve seen that is based on performance rather than speculation. Regardless of age Pirela should also be mentioned. Ref. and Judge will be playing full-time for the Yanks very soon. They are mature kids who will be the next generation of top players. Jagielo is also an excellent prospect. Murphy can be a solid player but McCann is signed for five years. He may be the one that goes. Teams will pay for young catchers. Cave is a tough kid who will play in the majors at some point.

  • will

    Severino almost makes me want to go to a tampa yankees game, to see the next yankee ace, pitching like he has this year… Last time i did that, some guy named derek jeter was in tampa, takes a lot to get me to a minor league game an hour away~ haha

  • viridiana

    Thanks, guys. Best DoF in weeks. Minimal sourpuss/troll element.

  • Wayne

    Is it fair to say that Aaron Judge and Luis Severino are likely to get traded right now out of any of our prospects cause of how close they are to majors ?
    I think hal will do it and then sign Max Scherzer for alot of money like a dope and Max will get hurt in his first year and Have tommy John or shoulder surgery or both surgeries.
    Like people say Hal is not creative and just spends money mindlessly like there is no tommorow .

    • scott

      Wayne,
      who says Hal just spends money mindlessly like there is no tomorrow. He is much more shrewd than George. He wanted to try and get under $189 but the team was so bad they couldn’t.

      Funny how when the Boss was alive people said he spent too much money and always went after FAs. Then he dies, his son tries the opposite approach, but people are calling for the bosses approach.

      Yet somehow, you see Hal as a spender, which I don’t see. The FAs signed this year were Cashman’s idea. I don’t even think they were bad signings (current play notwithstanding) it is what the market bears.

  • Wayne

    Max Scherzer has a very violent delivery don’t know how he does it.
    It is going to catch up to him eventually with that type of delivery he has.

  • qwerty

    I wonder if there’s any chance Judge will end up in AA before the end of the season. It’s hard to get excited over low A and high A ball stats.