New York Notes: Dickey, Murphy, Posada

SI.com's Jon Heyman tweets that the 2013 All-Star Game will be played at Citi Field, making it very possible the stadium will host an All-Star Game before it hosts its first playoff game. Let's check out the rest of today's Mets- and Yankees-related links….


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30 Comments on "New York Notes: Dickey, Murphy, Posada"


bjhaas1977
4 years 6 months ago

Lastings is a jerk thats why nobody wants to sign him ! ohh or they release him!

4 years 6 months ago

Milledge should sign with the Dodgers… if they will put up with Manny’s BS they will put up with anything as long as the player produces on the field.

Smrtbusnisman04
4 years 6 months ago

Having seen some Pirates games via Extra Innings, Lastings showed a better attitude.

He should find a job with someone else, maybe the Jays. Last year, he hit .312 against Lefties. The reason the Pirates got rid of him is because he didn’t exhibit much power and we thought Matt Diaz was a better platoon option.

FreeBald
4 years 6 months ago

Shea Stadium hosted an All-Star game 5 years before it hosted a playoff game. Hopefully the wait won’t be as long for Citi Field.

icedrake523
4 years 6 months ago

PNC Park may never host a playoff game.

Smrtbusnisman04
4 years 6 months ago

Not funny.

Giorgi Almonte
4 years 6 months ago

yeah, Murphy will help us to get the playoffs!!

Karkat
4 years 6 months ago

I’m not sure where Posada is getting this idea that he’ll be catching. If Martin and Cervelli are both healthy, I think the Yanks are set behind the plate.

And once Montero’s ready, that’ll definitely be no contest. Welcome to the land of the DH, buddy.

JoeSeadog
4 years 6 months ago

You really think Cervelli makes the team? I think the catchers are Martin and Posada. If you carry a third, better a Chad Moeller type. In a tight, hard fought game where the dust is settling after pinch hitting/running for your catcher and all you need is a good 8th or 9th inning, is Cervelli the guy you want in there facing a team with ANY sort of speed? If we keep Cervelli he may best get his 3rd baseman’s glove out and spend a year at AAA. He’s no catcher for a championship team.

Victor Kipp
4 years 6 months ago

Cervelli will make the team because the Yanees do not want Posada behind the plate. he is going to DH exclusively unless an injury happens or Martin or Cervelli hit like .100

Karkat
4 years 6 months ago

Cervelli wouldn’t be a third catcher. He’d be Russell Martin’s backup as Posada shifts to an exclusively DH role. Keep that arrangement up until Montero is ready, and then boot whichever catcher has been worse. Very simple.

YanksFanSince78
4 years 6 months ago

I think Cervelli had a relapse defensively last year but I still think he’s one of the best backups in baseball. I’m not sure what happened between 2009 and 2010 to cause his CS % to drop from 43% to 14% but if you look at his minor lge career avg of 41% it makes me think 2010’s 14% was an abberation. I would rather stick with Cervelli than bring in Moeller.

JoeSeadog
4 years 6 months ago

Moeller was just an example, he’s already signed with the Rockies. On
Cervelli, I hope you’re right. …………joe

johnsilver
4 years 6 months ago

Finally! An outstanding destination mentioned in the article by Jennings that not only gives the NYY a fair (at best) utility player, but Boston a Supplemental pick in the draft next year..

Go for it Cashman..

4 years 6 months ago

Murphy to play some third base? Am I missing something? I thought the third best 3rd baseman in the NL played there…

tacko
4 years 6 months ago

Interested in who you have as second between Zimmerman and Wright.

Dylan
4 years 6 months ago

Ryan Zimmerman plays for the Mets?

bjhaas1977
4 years 6 months ago

Lastings has had problems from day 1! Stat rape, the note, the high fives ,the rap album lyrics,that gets you traded for bums to the Nats. Nats trade him because he’s such a great guy to the Pirates . Pirates release him because he is not worth the headache and untradeable.

bjhaas1977
4 years 6 months ago

I think Lopez is a clubhouse nightmare too!

METfan201
4 years 6 months ago

Yanks should be after Rodrigo Lopez instead lol

Smrtbusnisman04
4 years 6 months ago

Lastings can find another job. He hit lefties well and may work in a platoon situation. The reason the Pirates got rid of him was because he didn’t show much power or on base %. However, he was one of our best hitters for RISP.

NickinIthaca
4 years 6 months ago

My question is – do you think anyone on the Yankees will put up with Milledge’s bs? Get him on a team with more veteran leadership than he experienced in Pittsburgh or Washington, and add a few years from his time as a Met, and maybe he’ll be able to get his act together….

4 years 6 months ago

I’d rather Montero start in the minors and not as bench players. They still have developing to do. Not really interested in Lastings or Lopez. Bench player is hardly a pressing issue. We seem to designate the bench guys we sign, like Randy Winn, two months into the season anyway.

Lastings
4 years 6 months ago

What has Milledge done recently that has caused so much heat? The fight in Venezuela was not even his fault. It was a rivalry game, and Milledge was targeted by the opposition. He was not the only one to make the gesture. He has been a model player (attitude) on and off the field during his time in Pittsburgh. Give the guy a break.

Sox1265
4 years 6 months ago

Hopefully

NickinIthaca
4 years 6 months ago

I’ve got nothing against the guy, and I wouldn’t say I’ve seen anything. But it’s definitely something I remember hearing since he was called up. One story that stands out in particular was during his rookie year, when it was reported that the vets on the team left an anonymous note in his locker saying “Learn your place rook.”

It doesn’t seem like he’s a bad guy, but from a teammate point of view it seems like he leaves a bit to be desired – especially since he apparently hasn’t been performing to his potential…

YanksFanSince78
4 years 6 months ago

I don’t think Milledge has done anything of late that warrants a red flag.That whole winter ball fight wasn’t his fight from the video I saw.

That being said, I thought he was a better option to Andru Jones (check Lasting’s stats vs lefties). Signing him now would be redundant. As for Lopez, why bother? I don’t think he’s much of an advantage over Nunez and defensively he’s inferior to Pena and maybe equal to Nunez as well.

I don’t see anyone other than Vlad worth acquiring and obviously Vlad isn’t coming to NY to be a bench player nor should the Yanks give him $5 mil to fill that role. Other than Delwyn Young, a switch hitting guy who can play LF, RF, 2B and a little 3B there’s nothing out there and I’m not even sure if DY is better than what we already have.

Brandon Laird is an interesting prospect in that he’s a 3B that can also play 1B and has been learning to play LF and RF in 2010 @ AAA and the AFL. “Problem” is he’s a legit prospect and is better off spending 2011 @ AAA until needed on a more regular basis.

4 years 6 months ago

The incident in his rookie year is the main thing people remember. He’s still younger, and he still potentially has some upside to his game. It’s not as if the Yankees couldn’t afford it, and they have a lot of pros who could help him along. I’d say go for it.

As for Posada, hopefully the only time he sees behind the plate this year is if he’s sitting in the stands behind home plate before a game.

Victor Kipp
4 years 6 months ago

I find that incident B.S. NBA players do that all the time and football players leap into the stands. But when a baseball player gives love to the fans he is somehow a complete A-Hole. I thought it was cool of him to high 5 the fans and show some enthusiasm. Meanwhile Jose Reyes does the macaraina in the dug-out.

METfan201
4 years 6 months ago

Delwyn Young Signed w PHILLY on ST invite.