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11-30-2012, 07:28 AM
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With .211BA going to Pitt whose catcher? We still have Cervelli in the minors lol

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11-30-2012, 10:16 AM
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Martin had a bad batting average but was still an above average catcher offensively.

Yankees need to get creative because I don't want Cervelli anywhere near the starting job.

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11-30-2012, 10:22 AM
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Jays have a bunch of catchers. You can have John Buck, we'll take Cano.

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11-30-2012, 10:53 AM
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Martin's defense will be missed as well.

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11-30-2012, 11:09 AM
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Martin is going to be missed, he had a dismal first half of the year, but his second half he bumped his avg up 30 points and kept the power there, had above average speed for a catcher and as others said, was among the best in the game defensively

Martin said Yanks didn't have the money and didn't offer him was was previously reported as 2 years @ $12m and given they "didn't have the $$" I doubt they'll pursue Napoli or Pierzinsky so I'm thinking they're gunna bring in a cheap guy to share time with Romine

edit: scratch Romine idea, Cashman just said plan is to start him in AAA because of coming off of an injury

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11-30-2012, 11:47 AM
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And the Mets officially re-sign Wright - 8 years, $138 million.

Overpayment for sure, but the Mets kinda had to do it. It's important to the Met fan they finally have a homegrown star be a lifelong Met.
Yup. They had no other option, you can't let the face of the franchise walk away. Happy to have David back and it gives the fans something to be happy about for once.

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11-30-2012, 06:59 PM
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When was the last time you heard that the Yankees, "didn't have the money" for any player?

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Cervelli was in the minors because we had Martin and Cashman wanted him to remain a starter, that's why they brought Stewart in to be back up. Cervelli is definitely the catcher on opening day. Romine will start in the minors but I can't see him staying in AAA too long.

I read something that the Yankees are trying to get under $189 million payroll to avoid the luxury tax, so I wouldn't expect any big money moves with this team until A-Rod goes or Jeter retires.

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i like the way you think

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Cervelli was in the minors because we had Martin and Cashman wanted him to remain a starter, that's why they brought Stewart in to be back up. Cervelli is definitely the catcher on opening day. Romine will start in the minors but I can't see him staying in AAA too long.

I read something that the Yankees are trying to get under $189 million payroll to avoid the luxury tax, so I wouldn't expect any big money moves with this team until A-Rod goes or Jeter retires.
Cervelli was never expected to start at any point though, he's a nice guy to have as a backup that works well with pitchers and is an ok hitter, think about it, Stewart was no better of an option than Cervelli and he got 1 at bat after being called up in September

Word on the street was Cervelli did something to piss off somebody in the organization

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12-01-2012, 07:56 AM
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Cervelli is a decent hitter, but I do not think he is the guy to be handling the entire pitching staff day in and day out.

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I agree, I don't expect Cervelli to be catcher all year but I do expect him to start the season. I think they'll see what Romine has to offer and then make a move if we need to.

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12-01-2012, 10:23 AM
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It wouldn't surprise me if Cashman brings in a cheap option like David Ross to split time with somebody

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12-01-2012, 10:25 AM
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Ross signed with Boston a few weeks ago

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Obviously missed that, but thats the route I think Cashman will go with a player like him

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12-01-2012, 10:48 AM
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its a smart play for an offensive juggernaut like the yankees because its much easier to hide a low batting average-high defence catcher on a team like the Yankees, its a smart position for them to go cheap on. they'll probably take advantage of how underrated defence is on the market

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12-01-2012, 09:13 PM
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Who is available that fits that description?

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12-01-2012, 10:02 PM
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could bring Jose Molina back, Kelly Shoppach, hell even Torrealba. all three would come mercilessly cheap and at least give some depth and experience to help the pitching staff out. they're obviously not ideal situations, but they would all be value picks IMO

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A good catcher is a rarity now. Not many in the league at all.

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12-02-2012, 08:04 AM
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Bringing Molina back would be interesting.

I guess Yankee fans have been spoiled having a steady catcher for so long, analogous to Devils fans with Marty.

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12-02-2012, 03:33 PM
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They can't go with Cervelli, I know that much. He makes Martin look like Bill Dickey and is already going to be 27 when the season starts so I doubt he'll get much better. I also have questions in Romine at the major league level especially considering his back problems and light hitting. Sanchez is still a ways away. I might be alone in this but I would have brought back Martin easily. Then again, I'm usually pessimistic when it comes to sports as you can clearly see lol. I'm sure they'll think of something.

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12-02-2012, 03:36 PM
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Bringing Molina back would be interesting.

I guess Yankee fans have been spoiled having a steady catcher for so long, analogous to Devils fans with Marty.
I'd take Molina in a heartbeat.

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12-02-2012, 04:04 PM
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Bringing Molina back would be interesting.

I guess Yankee fans have been spoiled having a steady catcher for so long, analogous to Devils fans with Marty.
It's been longer than just Posada...it's really been a frigging birthright for them. Dickey, Berra, Munson, Jorge - that's most of their history.

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12-03-2012, 05:12 AM
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It's been longer than just Posada...it's really been a frigging birthright for them. Dickey, Berra, Munson, Jorge - that's most of their history.
Definitely. The Yankees have had trouble replacing Posada, just as they will have trouble replacing Jeter and Rivera in the near future.

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