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Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (9-8) shut out Rochester 5-0. DH Mandy Alvarez 4 hits. LF Trey Amburgey 2 RBI. 1B Ryan McBroom solo HR. CF Billy Burns 2 hits, RBI.

Finally the Chance Adams of a few years ago. 6 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 1 W, and 9 K. (W, 1-1, 6.75). J.P. Feyereisen 3 scoreless relief innings.

AA: Trenton (10-7) lost 7-2. LF Jhalen Jackson 2 hits, solo HR. C Francisco Diaz 2 hits.   Albert Abreu (L, 0-2, 7.31) 4 IP, 6 R.

High A: Tampa (8-12) lost 5-3. LF Isiah Gilliam 3 for 3, RBI. C Jason Lopez 2 hits, RBI. Deivi Garcia 5 2/3 IP, 3 R, 1 ER, 10 K.

Low A: Charleston (8-12) lost 2-1. CF Isaiah Pasteur 2 hits, C Josh Breaux 2 hits, RBI. They had all of Charleston’s hits.

Orozco (L, 1-2, 2.21) 6 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 1 W, 4 K.
C. Espinal 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W,  4 K.  0.00
Higgins 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K   2.25

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Minor league report. Ford hits 3 HR for SWB. CC pitches for Tampa.

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Gary Sanchez wasn’t the only player in the Yankees’ organization with a 3-HR game on Sunday, and while the big leaguers pounded out 7 HR, SWB hit 6 themselves, four off ex-Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz.

AAA: SWB (2-2) won 10-2. 1B Mike Ford 3 hits, all HR, 4 RBI.  Ryan Lavarnway,  Mandy Alvarez and Cliff Pennington hit the other three. Pennington also had 4 RBI. David Hale 1 R in 5 2/3 for the win.

AA: Trenton (1-2) got beat 16-5. 3B Wendell Rijo 2 solo HR. Jhalen Jackson solo HR. Rashad Crawford 2 hits, RBI. 2 hits for Ben Ruta. Not a good day for Albert Abreu, Jose Mesa, Jr., James Reeves or Will Carter.

High A: Tampa (2-2) scored 2 in the bottom of the ninth to win 3-2. Isiah Gilliam with the walk-off 2-run HR.  CC Sabathia started for Tampa, 4 2/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 6 K.

Low A: Charleston (3-1) won 7-2. LF Brandon Lockridge 2 hits, solo HR. SS Max Burt 2 hits. C Eduardo Navas 2 RBI. 1B Mickey Gaspar 2 hits.

 

Extensions galore.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

You wonder what future free agent classes will look like.

Maybe not that hot.

Recently we’ve seen extensions given out to Severino, Hicks, Trout, Verlander, Sale, DeGrom, Snell, Nola, Goldschmidt, ….

More probably to come, but like I said, you wonder how poor future free agent classes will look like.

Recent passings:

Randy Jackson, 2x All Star 3B for the Cubs in the mid=1950s. A .261 hitter, OPS+ 94, he hit 21 HR for the 1955 Cubs (19 in 1953 and also in 1954) and was an All-Star in 1954 and 1955. Cubs 1950-1955, Dodgers 1956-1958, Indians 1958-1959, back with the Cubs 1959. Played in the 1956 WS with the Dodgers. He was 93.

Chuck Harmon, a utility player for the Reds (1954-1956), Cardinals (1956-1957) and Phillies 1957. Hit .238 in 289 games, OPS+ 62.

 

S.T. Game 11. Yanks fall 9-5. Besides Seve, CC to miss start of season too. Would Yanks use “opener”?

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The Yanks lost to the Cardinals, 9-5 today, to drop the spring training record to 5-5-1.

We know that Seve will miss time, and now the Yanks have said that because of the knee surgery and stent put in, that CC will begin the season on the injured list. Remember that once activated, CC has a five-game suspension to serve.

So two of the five starters will NOT be starting the season. As of now, GM Brian Cashman wants to plug from within, meaning no Dallas Keuchel, Gio Gonzalez or Edwin Jackson.

Gonzalez has been rumored to be someone the Yanks might consider, but he’d have to agree to a bullpen move once Severino and CC are ready.

I like Loaisiga, and he shows great potential to step in as a spot starter now, and to replace CC in the rotation in 2020, but he is a raw talent. 5 out of his 7 outs today K’s, but gave up 5 Runs in 2 1/3.

With both Severino and CC out, we are looking at Cessa, German and/or Loaisiga filling those two spots unless the Yanks sign someone.

Loaisiga (Johnny Lasagna) had mixed results today. Good: 5 K in 2 1/3 IP. Bad: 5 runs given up.

Austin Romine had a 3-run HR today, Gleyber Torres 2 hits. Prospect Trey Amburgey had 2 RBI.

Loaisiga (L) 2 1/3 IP, 4 R, 3 H, 2 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR
Harvey (BS) 2/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Chapman 1 IP, 0 R , 1 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Coulombe 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 1 K.
Diehl 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K.
Coshow 2/3 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 0 W, 0 K. Gave up 1 HR
Reeves 1 2/3 IP, 0 R , 1 H, 0 W, 1 K.

With Seve out until maybe late April, and CC out until about that time, could the Yanks, with their strong bullpen, consider an “opener” for a game or two in April?

Steven Wright of Boston drew an 80 game suspension (and would miss the postseason) for HGH ban. Hmm, why would a knuckleballer need HGH?

Jacoby Ellsbury (the Nowhere Man) is expected to join the Yanks in Tampa around March 17.

Hicks is still recovering from back pain.

The Yanks sent Domingo Acevedo down to Trenton, and sent Trevor Stephan and Brady Lail to minor league camp.

 

 

 

Beltre, one of the greatest 3B ever, retires.

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Adrian Beltre announced his retirement from baseball today, and will most likely be a first ballot HOF in 2024.

Beltre, listed on baseball-reference.com as the 4th greatest 3B ever (behind Mike Schmidt, Eddie Mathews and Wade Boggs, and ahead of George Brett, Chipper Jones, Ron Santo and Brooks Robinson) finishes his career with 3166 hits (16th on the all-time list) and 477 HR (30th). He was a 4x All-Star, 5x Gold Glove, 4x Silver Slugger, and 2x Platinum Glove winner. Six times he finished in the top 10 for MVP voting, including a runnerup finish in 2004 and a 3rd place finish in 2012. He played for the Dodgers 1998-2004, Seattle 2005-2009, Boston 2010, and Texas 2011-2018. My guess is he goes into the HOF as a Ranger. His 162 game average was .286-26-94, OPS+ 116. In 28 postseason games, he hit .261-5-11.

A passing. Ken Howell, who pitched in the majors from 1984-1990, passed away November 9 at the age of 57. He pitched for the Dodgers 1984-1988 and the Phillies 1989-1990. His best season was in 1989 for the Phils, when he went 12-12, 3.44, ERA+ 103. He went 38-48, 3.95, ERA+ 92 in his MLB career, 162 game average 9-11, 3.95, ERA+ 92. He got into one postseason game with the Dodgers in 1985 against the Cardinals in the NLCS.

I’ve seen some news about the Yankees and Manny Machado that make me laugh and want to shake my head.

First off, Reggie Jackson is raising some concerns about the statements Machado made that he isn’t “Johnny Hustle”. Now I do agree that Reggie has the right to question Machado’s remarks, and mentioned that a lack of hustle wouldn’t play in NY. But lest we forget June 18, 1977, when REGGIE’S lack of hustle after a bloop single made Billy Martin pull him from a game in Fenway and which almost caused a brawl between Billy and Reggie in the dugout? Talk about the pot calling the kettle black.

Also, A-Rod apparently is calling Machado a “fine young man.” So a guy who was suspended from baseball for an entire year due to steroid usage is being a character witness for Machado? (Shaking my head).

 

Minor League Report. Sanchez homers in rehab.

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AAA: Gary Sanchez homered on the first pitch he saw in his rehab game as SWB (68-63) beat LV 9-8 in 10 innings. Sanchez 2 for 4, solo HR. DH Mike Ford 3 hits, 2 doubles, 3 RBI. The Yanks signed OF Quintin Berry, 33, OF, mostly for PR purposes. In 132 MLB games, Berry has stolen 29 bases and has only been caught twice. Expect him with the Yanks when rosters expand in September. 2B Ricky Surum 2 hits, 2 RBI. PH/CF Devyn Bolasky 2 RBI.

Cortes 5 IP, 6 R, 6 H, 2 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR.  3.63
Coshow 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 2 W, 5 K.  5.04
J. Harvey (W, 3-2, 1.73) 2 1/3 IP,  2 R, 1 ER, 3 H, 0 W, 3 K.

AA:  Trenton (73-60) won 5-1. RF Jhalen Jackson 2 hits, HR, 3 RBI. 2B Brandon Wagner 2 hits, RBI.

Stephan (W, 3-8, 4.85) 6 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 2 W, 4 K.
Foley (S, 10) 3 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 W, 6 K.  3.18

High A (A+): Tampa (67-66) won 3-1. RF Ben Ruta 3 hits, 2 doubles.

Deivi Garcia (W, 2-0, 1.27) 5 2/3 IP, 0 R, 5 H, 3 W, 8 K. (Combined A/A+ 4-4, 2.74)
Morris (H, 2) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 0 K.  5.66
Weissert (S, 4) 2 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 W, 2 K.  3.91

Low A (A): Charleston (60-69) won 4-0. 1B Chris Hess 3-run HR.

Semple (W, 1-0, 0.00) 6 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 10 K.  0.00
Kriske 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K.   0.00
Alvarez 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K.  1.02

 

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB’s game was suspended due to rain with the game tied 1-1 in the bottom of the ninth.

AA: Trenton (68-59) lost 7-3. 2B Bruce Caldwell 2 hits. DH Wendell Rijo 3 hits. RF Jhalen Jackson 3 hits, 2 doubles, 3 RBI.

Stephan 5; IP, 1 R, 1 H, 2 W, 7 K.  5.13
Reeves (BS, 2; L, 2-2, 2.80) 2/3 IP, 3 R, 2 H, 1 W, 0 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Sosebee 1 1/3 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 4 H, 1 W 2 K.  3.66
Lane 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K.  4.96

High A: Tampa (62-65) won 8-3. CF Estevan Florial 3 hits, double, HR, 2 RBI. 2B Diego Castillo 2 for 2 with 3 walks. LF Dom Thompson-Williams 3-run HR. C Jason Lopez 2 hits, RBI.

Deivi Garcia (W, 1-0, 1.59) 6 IP, 1 R, 7 H, 1 W, 2 K.
Ort 1 1/3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 2 W, 1 K.  5.68
Weissert 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K.  4.22

Low A: Charleston (58-66) won 3-2 in 10 innings. CF Leonardo Molina 2 hits, RBI.

Yajure 5 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 5 K.  2.77
DeCarr (H, 4) 2 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 2 W, 2 K. 3.45
C. Espinal (BS, 1) 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 2 W, 4 K.  2.89
Alvarez (W, 1-2, 1.15) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K.