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The minors. AA news: Mitchell, Adams.

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The big boys are out on the west coast and off today. Here is a report on the minor leaguers.

AAA: SWB lost 9-3. Stripped of starters like Cessa and Green, SWB had to start a reliever, Tyler Webb, tonight and due to the unfamiliarity, he got rocked. Cesar Puello  2 doubles, 2 rbi. 2 hits each for Clint Frazier, Rob Refsnyder, and Cito Culver. RBI for Refsnyder.

AA: Trenton lost 5 -0, getting just 3 hits. Bryan Mitchell continues to struggle on his rehab. 2 2/3 IP, 4 R, 3 ER. Gave up a HR. Each start has been a level up, but each start has been problematic in coming off that injury. Maybe he doesn’t make it all the way back until 2017 spring training. I wouldn’t count on him this year with the results he’s had since coming off the injury. Chance Adams, who is 13-1 with High A Tampa and AA Trenton, was supposed to start tonight but was bumped for Mitchell. Adams, who has been great this year, came on in relief and pitched four scoreless, hitless innings and struck out seven. 

So my take from this game is that Mitchell is still struggling to come back from his injury, but Adams continues to kick butt. 

High A: Tampa lost 3-2. Jorge Mateo 2 hits. 2 hits, 2 RBI for Thairo Estrada.

Low A: Charleston won 6-1. Vicente Conde 3 hits and 3 RBI. Mandy Alvarez 2 hits.  Gosuke Katoh 3 hits, rbi.

The Minors.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Things are going to be a little interesting in the minors now that the Yanks have brought up Sanchez, Austin and Judge. Severino is back up b/c of the Eovaldi injury. So some reshuffling is necessary.

AAA: SWB was rained out.

AA: Trenton won 8-2. Ron Herrera 6 IP, 2 R. SS Tyler Wade 3 h, HR, 2 RBI. CF Dustin Fowler 4 hits, rbi. 1B Mike Ford, 3-Run HR.

High A: Tampa won 10-4. Bryan MItchell continues to struggling getting his feet back in coming off the DL.  2  1/3 IP, 3 R, 2 earned. Jorge Mateo 3 hits, 2 doubles, rbi. Jeff Hendrix 2 hits, RBI. Gleyber Torres 2 hits, rbi. Trey Amburgey 3 hits, 3 RBI. Rashad Crawford 2 hits, 3 RBI. 2 hits Kevin Cornelius.

Low A: Charleston lost 5-1. Kyle Holder 3 hits. 2 hits for Luis Torrens.

The Minors. Tampa comeback falls short.

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Besides the Yankees having off yesterday, SWB had off too.

AA: Trenton won 12-6. CF Dustin Fowler 2 hits, 3 RBI. 1B Mike Ford 2 hits, HR, 4 RBI. DH Mark Payton HR, 3 RBI. 3B Dante Bichette Jr. and LF Mike O’Neill each had 2 hits & an RBI. 2 hits for C Francisco Diaz.

High A: Down 11-0, Tampa fought back but came up short, 11-9. Jorge Mateo HR, 3 RBI. Gleyber Torres 3 hits, RBI. 2 hits, Jeff Hendrix. 2 hits, RBI Zack Zehner. 2 hits, RBI Kevin Cornelius.

Low A: Charleston won 4-3. Bryan Mitchell , out all year with that fractured toe, came off the DL, started, 3 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 0 walks, 2 strikeouts and gave up 2 HR. Ricardo Ferreira 4 for 4, 2 RBI, HR shy of the cycle.

Yanks trade Miller, get back Clippard.

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I’ll admit, I hate to see Andrew Miller go.

But in the space of a week, the Yanks faced facts—that they were a pretender, not a contender for this year and for the next few years—and decided to look at the future.

And Brian Cashman made it clear that he doesn’t look at the future as a one or two year thing, but wants that future, say, 2020-2034, to be as dominant as say, 1993-2012 was.

The trade with the Cubs brought back the Cubs’ #1 and #7 prospects, Adam Warren, and one other prospect.

The trade of Miller to the Indians brought back their #1 prospect (OF Clint Frazier (YAY! A RIGHTY HITTER to go with Aaron Judge!—they had too many lefties with Williams, Cave, Fowler, Gamel and Rutherford) their #5, and two more.

The Yanks now have one of the best farm systems in the majors. Be patient, this may take a few years, but

Torres, Mateo, Frazier, Sheffield (LHP included in the Miller deal, #5 prospect), Sanchez, Judge, Kaprielian are seven of the top 100 prospects in baseball.

This doesn’t include prospects like:

LHP Dietrich Enns, 11-4 at AA/AAA this year.
RHP Chance Adams, 12-0 between Tampa and Trenton this year.
Pitcher Ian Clarkin, also Jacob Lindgren, Lefty relief pitcher who has had elbow trouble the last two years,
Brian Mitchell, who’s missed this year,
C Luis Torrens ; C Kyle Higashioka (having a great year)
1B Greg Bird; 1B/OF Tyler Austin
INF Tyler Wade
3Bs Miguel Andujar and Mandy Alvarez (Alvarez hit in all of his first 25 minor league games)
OF Blake Rutherford, their 1st round draft pick. .384 in first 24 minor league games.

OF Dustin Fowler. SS Kyle Holder.  SS Wilkerson Garcia.

… and a couple guys they got in the deals, like relief pitcher Ben Heller.

They got Tyler Clippard back for Vincente Campos. Campos was in the Montero for Pineda deal, started out well, but hurt his arm and has been trying to get it back since. Clippard started his MLB career with the Yanks (2007), was traded for Jonathan Albaladejo (bad deal) and became a 2x all-star after the Yanks traded him away. He is 31, was 2-3, 4.30 for Arizona this year, and has a career mark of 44-32, 2.97 with 54 saves. 162 g. average, 6-4, 2.97, 7 saves, ERA+ 135.

And hey, Severino, despite his bad year, is young, just 22.

I don’t know about you, but I’ll give up the next two to three years for 15 years of dominance.

The minors.

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AAA: SWB rained out.

AA: Trenton won 3-2 in the bottom of the 11th on a walk-off HR by Jared Mitchell. Jordan Montgomery 6 shutout IP.

High A: Tampa rained out.

Low A: Charleston lost 4-2. 2 hits Thairo Estrada.

Game 38. Yanks fall, 5-3.

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The Yanks lost to Arizona and Zach Greinke Tuesday night 5-3 to drop to 16-22. With the quarter-pole of the season approaching, it is apparent some changes have to be made.

Here are just a couple of suggestions. Constructive criticism, if you will.

The Yanks are 1-11 with Pineda and Severino, with a combined ERA close to 7.00. They are 15-11 otherwise. Pineda does have options. The Yanks should consider removing both from the rotation and sending both to AAA to get straightened out or should even consider trading Pineda (but who’d take him right now?). Even John Sterling, on air, was exasperated by Pineda. Such talent, but wasting it.

But the Yanks really don’t have anyone to bring up. The loss of Bryan Mitchell really hurts here. You can’t get something for nothing in a trade. You’d have to give up a top prospect.

But the Yanks can’t just keep throwing Pineda and Severino out there.Some change has to be made, be it a promotion/demotion or a trade.

The Angels just signed Tim Lincecum. The former CYA isn’t what he used to be, but I wonder if the Yanks had any interest. They should have, considering the struggles of Pineda and Severino. Heck, maybe the Yanks could talk Mark Buehrle out of retirement.

The Yanks should also consider dropping Mark Teixeira down in the lineup. Teix, 0 for 4 with 3 strikeouts last night, has 0 HR and 3 RBI since April 13. You can’t just keep batting him 3rd or 4th. Here is where the loss of Greg Bird hurts.

Starlin Castro homered (5) in the second to give the Yanks a 1-0 lead but the offense didn’t do too much against Grienke. They did get two in the eighth to make the score close. Losing the DH in an NL park the past two games hasn’t helped.

Pineda (L, 1-5, 6.60) 5 IP, 5 R, 9 H, 1 walk, 9 K. Gave up 1 HR.
9 K in 5 inn, but 5 runs given up.
Shreve 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks, 2 K. 3.71.
Yates 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 1.76.

 

The Minors

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AAA: SWB lost 2-1. Swish continued his slump, 0-4 with 2 K. Richard Bleier was the hard luck loser 2 R in 7 IP. Aaron Judge 2 h, double, rbi. 3 hits Rob Refsnyder.

AA: Trenton lost 5-4. Tyler Wade, Dustin Fowler, Jared Mitchell and Dante Bichette, Jr. with 2 hits each. 2 rbi Cito Culver.

High A: Tampa won 11-4. 2 doubles, 2 RBI Billy Fleming. Jake Skole 2 h, HR 4 rbi. Francisco Diaz & Austin Aune 2 rbi each.Miguel Andujar 2 hits, rbi.

Low A:   Charleston off.