Chavez as DH?

So here is a somewhat radical thought that will never happen because the Yankees seem destined to go down this road with Ibanez. Why not cut Ibanez and install Chavez as the left-handed DH until either Jack Cust or Russell Branyan show whether they can do anything or not in the minors? This would give the Yankees the flexibility to keep either Justin Maxwell or Doug Bernier. As I have stated before, I have no comfort in Eduardo Nunez as a backup infielder. Yes, he has hit this spring and perhaps being a young player, his bat may be more valuable than he has shown in his first two seasons. I will grant that. But with Jeter and A-Rod both being close to obtaining their social security cards, is having one back up infielder enough?

Okay, you might argue that Chavez can play third. Can he? Perhaps for a game or so here and there, but not for an extended period of time.…

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Updates and thoughts on Pineda’s injury

Photo courtesy of the NY Daily News

Twitter and the interwebs seemed to explode last night after Michael Pineda’s poor start and subsequent admission of “soreness” in the back of his shoulder. This all but ends the Spring Training battle for the 5th...

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Nightly Links: Pineda, Sanchez, Garcia

  • Michael Pineda only went 2.2 innings tonight, and gave up 7 hits and 6 earned runs. It’s impossible to make anything of this yet (though I’m sure one ESPN beat writer will) since Pineda’s velocity was sitting slightly higher at 91, and a lot of the hits were squeakers through the infield. Offensively...
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Prospects who could move fast in 2012

The rosters for the Yankees’ full-season affiliates have been posted, courtesy of The Trentonian’s Josh Norris, and for the most part, the assignments are what we would have expected.  Manny Banuelos and Dellin Betances will headline what should be a deep Scranton rotation. Brett MarshallDavid Adams, and the brothers Almonte (not actually related) are some...

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