New York Notes: Cano, Jeter, Castillo, Paulino

We've already heard this morning about one New York club finalizing some minor league deals, while the other had a minor league offer turned down. Let's catch up on the rest of the latest updates on the Yankees and Mets….

  • On the heels of hiring agent Scott Boras, Robinson Cano says he doesn't intend to ask the Yankees for a contract extension before his current deal expires, writes Marc Carig of the Star-Ledger.
  • Derek Jeter spoke to media today at Spring Training, including Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News (Twitter link). The longtime Yankee said that, when the time comes, he fully plans to exercise his 2014 player option.
  • Feinsand's Daily News colleague Bill Madden would like to see the Yankees open up the competition for the fourth and fifth rotation spots to some of their top prospects.
  • Luis Castillo arrived later than expected to Mets' camp, due in part to his brother's upcoming surgery, tweets Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork. Newsday's David Lennon adds (via Twitter) that Castillo cleared up the misunderstanding with manager Terry Collins and is ready to compete for the team's second base job.
  • Ronny Paulino's arrival to camp has also been delayed, in his case by visa issues, says Andy McCullough of the Star-Ledger. Paulino, who was suspended last year for violating baseball's drug policy, will miss the first eight games of this season as he finishes serving the suspension.


28 Responses to New York Notes: Cano, Jeter, Castillo, Paulino Leave a Reply

  1. Brad426 4 years ago

    So Cashman won’t open it up to Betances or Banuelos, but he won’t give a veteran like Millwood a major league contract? So just say Nova and Mitre are your guys and get on with it.

    • bonestock94 4 years ago

      Banuelos and Betances only have 15 innings of AA experience and Millwood sucks. Freddy Garcia is better than Millwood at this point and signed a minor league deal. I’m thankful he is deluded and rejected the deal.

      • Brad426 4 years ago

        See how thankful you are when the back-end of the rotation has 5 or 6 starts under their belt.

        • bonestock94 4 years ago

          All those scrubs are interchangeable, Millwood isn’t any better than Garcia, Mitre, Nova, Colon, etc. It’s gonna be ugly regardless, there’s no point in guaranteeing a guy like that a major league slot. Apparently I’m not the only one that thinks this, it’s almost March and he’s unsigned.

          • Slopeboy 4 years ago

            Exactly!!

          • Vmmercan 4 years ago

            For the record, Nova is not a scrub, he’s a rookie.

    • YanksFanSince78 4 years ago

      As other have mentioned, Ban and Bets need to build up innings @ AA or AAA in 2011. The Yanks have many other options if they want to go with a rookie. Phelps, Noesi and DJ Mitchell have all pitched about 150 innings @ AA or higher.

      • Fangaffes 4 years ago

        And let’s not forget Igawa.

      • Brad426 4 years ago

        Okay, so if the plan is to protect the young talent (a strategy I don’t think I agree with… remember when all the guys in a rotation would throw 220 innings and arm injuries weren’t a near certainty?) then why not sign an innings-eater like Millwood? Seems like the Yanks will have at least 1 guy in the rotation that will average less than 6 innings per start, so why not sign a guy that has a track record of being healthy (even if he is consistently mediocre) rather than risk having 2 or 3 guys give you 6 or so innings per outing and overworking the pen?

        All I’m saying is I’d sign Millwood to major league deal and cut my losses if he isn’t one of my best 5 options.

        • YanksFanSince78 4 years ago

          a) Just because Bets, Bans and Brack are deemed not ready it doesn’t mean Phelps (158 IP @ AA/AAA), Noesi (160 IP @ AA/AAA) and Mitchell (150 IP @AA/AAA) won’t be given a chance.

          b) They also have Garcia who figures to do about the same as what Millwood can and Colon battling for a spot.

          c) Millwood is far from being mediocre. He’s had a avg FIP of about 4.75 over the last 4 years.

          d) He would probably perform adequately as a #5 simply because there isn’t much expected, but giving him a mlb contract means dropping someone from the 25 man roster to accomadate him. Doesn’t make sense to do that. He should be brought in to compete for a spot, not have one handed to him.

          • MB923 4 years ago

            What is a league average FIP? Because 4.75 is pretty bad.

  2. Of Course Jeter is going to take that player option, by 2014 he is going to need a walker to get around the bases.

  3. I really think the yankees should give the 3 B’s a chance to start this year, I know they don’t have much experience, but guys make jumps from AA to mlb pretty often. And it would be better then watching Mitre give up 3 500ft homeruns each start.

    • notsureifsrs 4 years ago

      frustrating as mitre, colon and company will be to watch, i’d definitely be concerned about throwing young talent like the yankees have off track by moving it from AA to AL East

      • Brad426 4 years ago

        You’re like a bad penny. What exactly gets a guy deleted from existence on this site?

        • notsureifsrs 4 years ago

          more like an all-wet hundred dollar bill, i like to think

          or did you mean i’m like brad penny? that’d just be rude

      • YanksFanSince78 4 years ago

        I agree. Even as important, both were limited to about 80-100 innings last year so they really shouldn’t be asked to pitch more than 140 innings each in 2011. Better to do that in the minors.

    • Since_77 4 years ago

      They will start the season in the minors (if they are not traded for veteran help) but I think we will see a least one of them some time in the season. If not mid season then September.

  4. starwarsgeekperson 4 years ago

    So Robinson Cano is going to be a free agent.

    • Fangaffes 4 years ago

      That’s how I read it. He’s taking his talents to … someplace that pays a lot better than South Beach.

      Actually not for a while. Cot’s says the Yankees hold options for the next two years at only half of ARod’s salary.

  5. YanksFanSince78 4 years ago

    Probably not until after 2013 season.Yanks hold 1 year and 2 options on him.

    • nictonjr 4 years ago

      Gives Boras plenty of time to convince Hal that even though he allowed ARod to sign at a discount doesn’t mean Cano will also. Will Cano ask for more than 10/300??? I’d say yes…

  6. woadude 4 years ago

    Derek Jeter…” I dont care of I have to limp around in the dugout and have absolutely no use at my age of the player option, I am getting paid baby.”

    • Vmmercan 4 years ago

      Actually, in a real life interview today he said he’s going to play as long as the game is fun to him and he can help the team…Knowing Jeter’s competitive streak, I don’t think he will play if he’s consistently underwhelming.

  7. MetsEventually 4 years ago

    Second place is also a horrible year for them. Greedy.

  8. MB923 4 years ago

    4th place is an achievement for the Mets

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