- Jul 15, 2005
Gio Urshela is 4-9 in the first two AAA games and is evidently on a plane now, hopefully not another injury and Estrada just going back down.
Honestly playing BAL twice, DET, CWS, Sox while they’re struggling mightily and then KC for four games, with several off days, is about the friendliest window possible to try to stay afloat during injuries.So the Red Sox get to see a lineup next week missing Stanton, Sanchez, Andujar, Hicks, and Didi. Alrighty.
Mike Ford was leading the International League in OPS and he is only 26 (and he is a LHH), so hopefully he gets something of a chance. I think that roster spot gets bumped once Stanton is back anyway, and LeMahieu goes to backup 1B.I'm now convinced that Bird is made out of paper mache.
Another tough break for him and the team. A decent lefty bat would be nice. I hope they can find one somewhere.
I think there has to be some table setting for the deadline. We will need a pitcher and one of these pieces will be extra. Bird and Andujar could possibly bring back a very nice piece.It's a little strange with them also talking about moving Andujar to 1B/DH and with Stanton supposedly back within a week or so. If Andujar doesn't play 3B (and you all know my opinions on this, healthy or not), that leaves Voit, Stanton, Frazier, and Andujar to cover 1B/DH/LF, and that's not counting Gardner (once Hicks is back), Bird (whose Yankee career is possibly done), and now Morrison.
Cashman is a miracle worker for sure. As a Red Sox fan, me appreciate his acumen & cunning.Andujar too has dubious value, an injury that won't fully heal without surgery and a terrible defender even when healthy. You never know with Cashman, though, he is a miracle worker at times.
That’s exactly what I thought when I read the news. How come there ain't any other teams that think Morrison is good, why do the yankees always get players that could work.Cashman is a miracle worker for sure. As a Red Sox fan, me appreciate his acumen & cunning.
It has become cool since 2016 to praise Cashman. He used to be a whipping boy because his boss spent so much money on payroll. What Cashman did at the trade deadline in 2016 was remarkable. But we need not have people praising every minor move he makes.I wouldn't give Cashman any credit for this, it's just because they have so so many injuries. It reminds me of Adam Lind last year, mildly exciting on paper, but didn't get out of AAA in the end for NY or BOS.
I was surprised to read in the book about Randy Levine’s clout within the Steinbrenner family and his leverage inside the organization, with YES, the stadium, etc. Cashman certainly controls the baseball end but the conference room is still pretty crowded when the owners and top execs meet.He has made a ton of great moves since then too, the only possible legit criticism of him since Aug 2016 would be that he rarely rolls the dice on the big moves (Verlander, Corbin, Machado) but I think that is usually the smart way to go these days. He did not do a good job in the years preceding 2016 which is how NY fell so far behind HOU and BOS and CLE talent-wise, but he has managed to close the gap since then.
Yea, I've been hanging my hat on the fact that Judge is in the lineup and now I just shrug. I think the fact that we haven't had any rainouts this April compared to last April has really contributed to the injuries. Playing in the rain and cold consistently like this has to be having some impact.I'm not complaining here, but damn, this seriously has to be some kind of record.
Sounds like a 1-2 month thing. Just awful injury luck for Judge in the last year.Boone this morning called it "a pretty significant strain". Joel Sherman says it'll be a "long time".
NY Post: https://nypost.com/2019/04/21/aaron-judge-placed-on-il-and-the-news-does-not-sound-good/