Yankees Notes: Chavez, Rotation, Damon

Four Yankees prospects — Manny Banuelos, Dellin Betances, Gary Sanchez, and Mason Williams — made Baseball America's top 100 prospects list today.  The quartet also cracked top 100 lists from Keith Law and Kevin Goldstein this month.  The latest on the club:


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61 Comments on "Yankees Notes: Chavez, Rotation, Damon"


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monkeydung
3 years 4 months ago

sorry if this makes me a hater or whatever, but i can’t imagine a more fun story in baseball than Pineda completely flopping this year.

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3 years 4 months ago

 I can understand the Yankee hate (it actually makes us stronger), but  come on, wishing for a professional athlete’s career to go down just because he was traded to a team you don’t like is petty and vile.

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3 years 4 months ago

what was said? i didnt get to see it as it was deleted by the mods already. people are starting to get alittle nervous because the yankees improved their rotation. they have 4 solid starters now with their 5th spot up for grabs between hughes and garcia. and hopefully hughes can get back to his 18 win season form

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monkeydung
3 years 4 months ago

me hating the Yankees makes you stronger?

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inleylandwetrust
3 years 4 months ago

“I can understand the Yankee hate (it actually makes us stronger)”

lolwut

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Andrew Steven
3 years 4 months ago

As a Mariners fan i hope Pineda does well. I hope Montero does better though..

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East Coast Bias
3 years 4 months ago

I wish Montero the best. The Ms could be serious contenders in a year or two. A lot of good young talent coming up, especially pitching, to complement the core of Montero, Ackley, and Smoak.

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MB923
3 years 4 months ago

“but i can’t imagine a more fun story in baseball than Pineda completely flopping this year.      ”

A player making minimum wage being a flop is a fun story? I can think of other fun stories such as what if your boy Matt Kemp went back to the 2010 Matt Kemp. What if Manny tested postive yet again and got banned from baseball for life.  What if Jose Reyes was out for the year after the 1st game of the year (not funny for that to happen, but more funny at the Marlins).

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monkeydung
3 years 4 months ago

If Kemp regressed to his 2010 season (which people forget consisted of 28 homeruns, 89 RBIs, 19 stolen bases) the Dodgers will be screwed because he would likely still be the best hitter on the team.
If Pineda is a flop, the Yankees still have the best lineup in baseball, a damn good rotation and a pretty good bullpen.

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MB923
3 years 4 months ago

“but i can’t imagine a more fun story in baseball than Pineda completely flopping this year.      ”

A player making minimum wage being a flop is a fun story? I can think of other fun stories such as what if your boy Matt Kemp went back to the 2010 Matt Kemp. What if Manny tested postive yet again and got banned from baseball for life.  What if Jose Reyes was out for the year after the 1st game of the year (not funny for that to happen, but more funny at the Marlins).

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monkeydung
3 years 4 months ago

sorry if this makes me a hater or whatever, but i can’t imagine a more fun story in baseball than Pineda completely flopping this year.

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ap200
3 years 4 months ago

Yanks Ibanez contract is pretty inexpensive……not too shabby

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BrettLawrieBiggestFan
3 years 4 months ago

GO sign Pudge to help with Nova and Pineda

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3 years 4 months ago

ummm what does nova need help with? 16 wins last year? under 4.00 ERA nova was fine and will only improve

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ellisburks
3 years 4 months ago

If he can get his K’s up then he will be a force to be reckoned with. If he doesn’t then he will still be a pretty good 4-5 starter that keeps the team in games.

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MB923
3 years 4 months ago

I’d say Nova is a legit #3 but probably nothing higher. He is certainly better than a #4 or #5 starter.

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ellisburks
3 years 4 months ago

I agree with you, if he get’s the strike outs up he is a legit #3. But as I said if he doesn’t he is a back end type pitcher. Pitchers who don’t miss bats don’t become aces.

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MB923
3 years 4 months ago

I don’t think the Yankees need Nova to be an ace. And he doesn’t have to be a high K pitcher to be a good one (Hey look at Maddux, not that I am comparing the 2 lol). He gives up less than a hit an inning. His BB/9 is not high but it’s not low either (3.2/9). I think reducing his BB/9 despite it not being very high is just as if not more important than increasing his K/9. He is a ground ball pitcher. And his HR/FB ratio is very low for a pitcher who pitches in a wiffle ball park. He is a solid starter and I’m pretty sure every AL East team would have him in their rotation (Yes he’d probably even make the Rays number 5 starter over Davis/Niemann)

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slider32
3 years 4 months ago

Martin is great with the pitchers, no need for Pudge.

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3 years 4 months ago

Pudge? The same guy that sucked in 2008 with 2 HR and 3 RBI as a Yankee? No thanks.

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UltimateYankeeFan
3 years 4 months ago

Passan can wonder all he wants.  But there is absolutely no doubt the Yankees starting rotation is better now then it was on January 1st.
Today:  CC, Nova, Pineda, Kuroda and Hughes/Garcia
Prior to Jan.1st:  CC, Nova, AJ, Hughes and Garcia
There is no comparison.

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3 years 4 months ago

Yeah, I’ve heard people talking about how Pineda is due for a Verducci effect, but the problem with that argument from a Yankee fan’s standpoint is that it compares Pineda with Pineda instead of Pineda with Burnett. I think a Verducci-effected Pineda may well be better than even a three-pitch version of AJ Burnett, especially now that his fastball is way down.

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slider32
3 years 4 months ago

The Yanks have depth in pitching with Garcia ready if someone falters.

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slider32
3 years 4 months ago

Much better rotation than last year’s team that finished 3rd in AL.

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UltimateYankeeFan
3 years 4 months ago

slider my friend, I think you are confusing the 2011 rotation with Colon who was a valuable piece of that rotation to the rotation the Yankees were heading into the new year with on Jan 1st. of just: CC, Nova, AJ (head case), Hughes (???) and Garcia (a year older).  It certainly did not inspire confidence in this Yankees fan.

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slider32
3 years 4 months ago

Have a clue, AJ is no longer with the team, you forgot Kuroda a good veteran pitcher, both Nova and Hughes have won18 games in the big leagues, and how about Pineda a bordrline rookie of the year. He throws gas. You left out over half the starting pitchers.

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slider32
3 years 4 months ago

Have a clue, AJ is no longer with the team, you forgot Kuroda a good veteran pitcher, both Nova and Hughes have won18 games in the big leagues, and how about Pineda a bordrline rookie of the year. He throws gas. You left out over half the starting pitchers.

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MB923
3 years 4 months ago

Have a clue, he’s talking about 2011.

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UltimateYankeeFan
3 years 4 months ago

Slider, I forget to mention.  The Yankees starters actually finished 5th in the AL with a 4.03 ERA – 4th in overall ERA 3.73 (if you include the pen).

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East Coast Bias
3 years 4 months ago

 Are you saying it’s a given they’ll either be first or second in the AL?

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slider32
3 years 4 months ago

They don’t have to be, they finished second in runs last year with sub par years from their studs.