New York Notes: Mateo, Russo, Jeter

Some links from the Big Apple, 21 years to the day after the Yankees traded Hall of Famer Dave Winfield to the Angels for All-Star Mike Witt

  • The Mets have agreed to sign 21-year-old Dominican right-hander Luis Mateo for $150K, reports Ben Badler of Baseball America. Mateo had previous agreed to deals with the Giants ($625K) and Padres ($300K), but neither deal became official due to injury and identity verification issues.
  • The Yankees announced that infielder Kevin Russo has cleared waivers and been outrighted to Triple-A on their Twitter feed. Russo was designated for assignment last week.
  • Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York asked Yankees manager Joe Girardi about Derek Jeter's season, which has gone from down (.221/.289/.235 in his first 17 games) to up (.356/.391/.492 in 14 games since). "I think when guys are cold or guys are really hot, they are usually somewhere in-between and that is what you have to think you are probably going to get," said the skipper.


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7 Comments on "New York Notes: Mateo, Russo, Jeter"


YaGottaBelieve11
4 years 3 months ago

Unless Mateo is a converted infielder, thats the wrong Luis Mateo linked. But good signing by the Mets either way. Mid 90s fastball and an athletic 6’3″ frame

ryankrol
4 years 3 months ago

Wasn’t Luis Polonia part of that trade?

thevoiceofbv
4 years 3 months ago

Nope…..Polonia did play for the Angels and the Yanks, but not part of that debacle of a trade

Michael Duffy
4 years 3 months ago

Good to see Joe Girardi understands such complex mathematical concepts as average.

NickinIthaca
4 years 3 months ago

It’s not Girardi understanding averages that is the problem, it’s the reporters who don’t (or who choose to ignore them) because they have to find something to write about…

Gordon Zacks
4 years 3 months ago

“I think when guys are cold or guys are really hot, they are usually
somewhere in-between and that is what you have to think you are probably
going to get,” What the hell does this mean in Girardi speak? “People do things comparable to their temperature, which may or may not be where we think it is, considering their performance?” Well said I guess.

K
4 years 3 months ago

…. Nice