Yankees Notes: Montero, Posada, Martin, Liriano

A month from now, Spring Training will be a thing of the past, but there are still jobs to be won and deals to be made over the course of the next four weeks. Here's the latest from Yankees camp…

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  1. jhawk90 4 years ago

    Catching advice – fine. If he starts giving endorsement/media advice RUN. Love Joey Sideburns, but he has the personality of lint.

    • Rashomon 4 years ago

      As long as he can be Superman on the diamond, I don’t mind if he comes across like Clark Kent when the game’s over.

  2. Chuck345 4 years ago

    “What a joke of a sports town.”

    Kinda like your post, huh.

    • bonestock94 4 years ago

      In reference to the media he’s right. The daily news and newsday are only fit for bird cage lining.

    • The_Silver_Stacker 4 years ago


  3. Not that the Yankees should do it, but I can think of a package that would entice the Twins to move Liriano.

  4. The_Silver_Stacker 4 years ago

    If Joe Mauer is excited for Montero to get to the bigs then I think he must be legit star in the making.

  5. YanksFanSince78 4 years ago

    •Newsday’s Ken Davidoff says the Yankees’ long-term future is bright, even though the club would have preferred to make more pronounced upgrades to its rotation this winter

    As much as I would love to get #28 in 2011 and as much as Jeter, Mo, Arod and Posada want to win now I, as a fan, am willing to go into 2011 w/ Sabathia, AJ, HUghes, Nova and whoever wins the #5 spot. If someone meaningful can be had using some of the other prospects not named Montero, Bets, Bans or Brack then cool. If not, then don’t, and I feel strange saying this as a fan of the big market Yanks, mortgage the future. Looking at where the budget is and considering the fact that Arod and Jeter, our main righties, are advanced in age, it would be great if we can hold on to Montero. Romine is the in house plan B if Montero can’t catch long-term. YOung pitching is becoming increasingly difficult to find on the open market and holding on to the 3 b’s this year and allowing them another season to grow can be crucial to the Yanks future.

    Gary Sanchez might end up being the best C we have right now but part of me would rather move him then any of the others. If no one of signifigant value can be had at a reasonable price then Yanks might be better served allowing guys like Garys Sanchez, David Adams, JR Murphy, George Stoneburner, Jose Ramirez, Brett Marshall or others to develop and showcase themselves before July. If any of them poke their heads up as real prospects then a package centered around Gary Sanchez and two of the above mentioned to nad a top pitcher if/when teams seperate themselves from the pack.

    • East Coast Bias 4 years ago

      3 things.

      1. Stop saying things I agree with all the time. It’s getting quite redundant!
      2. Sanchez seems to be the best pure catcher from that group.
      3. I really really hope the killer Bs and Montero are the real deal, and not a product of east coast hype.

      • YanksFanSince78 4 years ago

        Forget about ESPN because they wouldn’t know a top prospect w/o consulting Baseball America’s top 100 list. Do you really think guys like Calis, Manuel and Sickels care more about the name on the back of the jersey vs their own credibility?

  6. Fangaffes 4 years ago

    Ha! I had a good laugh over George Stoneburner and wondered who in the front office decided to draft someone by that name. Sadly, it turns out to be Graham Stoneburner.

  7. I’m sure the Yankees can have Liriano for nothing from the Twins. In the latest issue of “Baseball Digest” writer Paul Hoynes says that “Nelson” Liriano looks to have the inside track at the Twins #2 starter role. Surely Bill Smith will deal a 46-year-old former second baseman, now pitcher, for a prospect… or a jock strap or two.

    • Guest 4 years ago

      well that was absolutely hilarious….

    • YanksFanSince78 4 years ago

      I think Hoynes is a beat writer for the Indians. Obviously, that was a mistake but one that certainly he shoud’ve caught before it went to print.

  8. YanksFanSince78 4 years ago

    Regardless of whether you or I think Liriano will be traded let’s focus on one thing. Am I the only one that finds it odd that the Twins balked at the initial offer of 3/$39 that Liriano’s camp was alleged to have asked? After this season he’s 1 year away from free agency and it would seem that would make him less likely to avoid the open market, unless he had concerns about his own health.

    Also, please stop basing what the package for Liriano should be based off of what Santana netted them on paper (in terms of BA rankings). Santana was signifigantly more impressive at that stage of his career than Liriano is now. He had 2 Cy Young awards and 3 other top 5 finishes. He also had 4 years of 200 + IP whereas Liriano has had none, although he came close w/1 year above 190 IP.

  9. wickedkevin 4 years ago

    Where is that dude who argued with me for an hour about Montero still being a catcher?! I want him to come in here RIGHT now!

  10. A a Sox fan I have to say nobody is worse than our very own John Tomase. The guy finds every opportunity to say something negative about the Red Sox.

  11. Chuck345 4 years ago

    He did say long-term future, as in, looking past 2011 as well.

  12. Yeah good luck with that.

  13. The_Silver_Stacker 4 years ago

    No thank you that is a rip off

  14. Guest 4 years ago

    lol at your offer. way to overrate liriano. over at fangraphs they said banuelos would be a fair offer. your offer is a joke.

  15. roomwithamoose 4 years ago

    so other teams would, but doesn’t mean they should. Yeah we have holes in our rotation, but destroying our future isn’t really worth it, especially with Liriano’s injury history it’s not worth it. twins will be contending anyway so it is a moot point, and if the yankees will deal for a pitcher it would be for someone else all pending on where we are at the deadline.

  16. The_Silver_Stacker 4 years ago

    Liriano is good, but he sure in hell isn’t worth the package you listed. You would only see that in a deal for King Felix and we all know thats not happening

  17. Except Fangraphs has repeatedly said Liriano is underrated and had some of the best peripherals in baseball. Also two different writers said Liriano wouldn’t be dealt and if he was it would be for a “boatload” of prospects. I’d love to see a link where they said a straight up trade, an ace with two years service time for a prospect who isn’t MLB ready would be fair. Did you see what Matt Garza was worth? Ugh Yankee fan entitlement runs rampant, even in the most disappointing offseason in years. Banuelos is a very good prospect, but he’s just that, a prospect. How many times has an ace with multiple years got traded straight up for a prospect? I mean Shawn Marcum brought back comparable value with one year left.

  18. Destroying the future? This is the Yankees we’re talking about here, right? I’m sure a prospect or two being moved for an injury-prone ace won’t destroy anything.

  19. YanksFanSince78 4 years ago

    It’s interesting how ppl focus on examples of overpays rather than the trades where the prospect packages were more modest. That’s like saying if an ugly dude like Billy Bob Thorton has a shot with Angelina Jolie then Seth Rogen should feel great about his chances too.

  20. YanksFanSince78 4 years ago

    A prospect or two vs ppl demanding Banuelos and Betances plus others is a big difference. No Yankee fan is suggesting that Liriano doesn’t deserve a top 5 or 6 prospect but so far some of the suggestions have been absurd. There is simply few examples of a talented yet high risk pitcher like Liriano netting two blue chip and highly ranked pitchers in a trade.

    Liriano is immensly talented but the same reasons why the Twins MIGHT trade him as opposed to signing him to the 3/$39 extension he allegedly asked for would be the same reason he wouldn’t net a trade package similar to what Mark Teixeira netted from the Braves.

  21. roomwithamoose 4 years ago

    exactly what I meant by destroying our future thank you, but that being said I don’t think they’ll get the point…

  22. The_Silver_Stacker 4 years ago

    Its not very often a superstar especially on another team would go out of his way and give advice to a rookie thats on a team that has been a thorn in his side thats all.

  23. The_Silver_Stacker 4 years ago

    That would be Victor Martinez bad

  24. YanksFanSince78 4 years ago

    Except for the fact that he will be a catcher, for at least 2011. But great comment otherwise.

  25. ltdibo020 4 years ago

    He threw out 2 runners today…Has a real good arm, they have been working on the foot work…good reports on him this spring…we forget he just turned 20 and he wants to be a catcher…we shall see

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