Rolling Game Thread for the 2023 Yankees

jon abbey

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His homers have mostly been completely meaningless too, NY is 0-5 when he homers.
 

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What would I do? Make these moves before the Tuesday game:

DFA Donaldson and Calhoun
Send down Volpe
Add Bader, Peraza and Florial

Huge defensive upgrade there, and the offense couldn't possibly be worse.
Does Cabrera have options? I assume so. Is his ability to play both IF and OF so important? Is it the PR'ing? He is not that good of a hitter (imho).

What are your thoughts on sending down him down instead of Volpe, and having DJ (or Peraza) as the supersub?

Do you really need another OF/semi-OF, with IKF now playing CF, and Florial and Bader back?

OF Bader, Florial, IKF or Bauers
2B/3B Torres/DJ/Peraza?
1B Rizzo
DH Stanton
SS Volpe


IF left over 2B/3B
OF McKinney, Bauers or IKF
 
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A lot of guys could go, I just want Peraza and Florial up but it doesn’t matter because it’s inexplicably not happening.

Also in the real world (not my hopeful one), Cabrera did actually get sent down tonight, presumably for Bader.
 

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Also in the real world (not my hopeful one), Cabrera did actually get sent down tonight, presumably for Bader.
Good move for you guys, I missed that.

Yeah now need Florial for Calhoun. Then when Judge comes back, then you guys get scary again.
 

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My husband, who roots for the NYY, wonders if there has been any consideration of the NYY suing the Dodgers for the fence malfunction, or whatever that was. I can't imagine mlb letting anything like that happen, but has there been discussion, anger, etc. towards the Dodgers for lack of attention to that fence?
 

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My husband, who roots for the NYY, wonders if there has been any consideration of the NYY suing the Dodgers for the fence malfunction, or whatever that was. I can't imagine mlb letting anything like that happen, but has there been discussion, anger, etc. towards the Dodgers for lack of attention to that fence?
I mean, it was very obviously concrete, don't try to run through concrete. If anything, NY could sue Judge for being a reckless idiot with their $360M investment (I am joking here).
 

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My husband, who roots for the NYY, wonders if there has been any consideration of the NYY suing the Dodgers for the fence malfunction, or whatever that was. I can't imagine mlb letting anything like that happen, but has there been discussion, anger, etc. towards the Dodgers for lack of attention to that fence?
Your hubby probably knows Pete Reiser was on his way to the HOF with Brooklyn but he kept running into the brick wall at Ebbetts Field in the 1940s. Pete introduced the word “concussions“ to MLB.
I had the same thought about the concrete post. Sue them! How could they do this to Aaron Judge. Maybe in the off season Judge Judy can take the case.
 
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Longest HR of McKinney’s 6 year career at 432 feet (807 PAs), he blasted that one.
 

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I’ve been having a controversial chat with my friends using that tweet above on RISP. To say Yankees fans aren’t happy right now would be an understatement. Just not exciting baseball and Judge will not solve the other problems in the lineup.
 

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I’ve been having a controversial chat with my friends using that tweet above on RISP. To say Yankees fans aren’t happy right now would be an understatement. Just not exciting baseball and Judge will not solve the other problems in the lineup.
It feels like we are wasting Cole and Judge's prime years by rolling out the corpse of JoDo, plus a bunch of random veterans and too green youngsters. I don't know what the answer is, but first-line depth of Willie Calhoun and Jake Bauers ain't it.
 

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To say Yankees fans aren’t happy right now would be an understatement. J
To be fair, Yankee fans are almost universally incredibly stupid (this may be true for most fan bases). Yankee fans act like it is somehow their birthright to win 100 games and a WS every year, and none of the other teams are trying. They only remember bad personnel moves, never the good ones. Last year NY won 99 games and made the ALCS and the fan base acted like they had gone 42-120.

Anyway, HOU and LAD are struggling as much as NYY, NYM and SDP and STL even more. Baseball is hard.
 

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Ton of rain in the forecast starting late tonight and lasting all weekend, NY is going to have trouble getting all the games in they're supposed to.
 

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To be fair, Yankee fans are almost universally incredibly stupid (this may be true for most fan bases). Yankee fans act like it is somehow their birthright to win 100 games and a WS every year, and none of the other teams are trying. They only remember bad personnel moves, never the good ones. Last year NY won 99 games and made the ALCS and the fan base acted like they had gone 42-120.

Anyway, HOU and LAD are struggling as much as NYY, NYM and SDP and STL even more. Baseball is hard.
You say this a lot and it's not that I disagree but Yankee fans do have a point about the general roster construction issues that have seemingly been a trend the last couple of years. When they want to spend more money, they're morons. When they are begging for 1yr+ to drop Donaldson and Hicks only to watch themselves get proven right...I don't blame them. I've got this perhaps incorrect but growing perception of Cashman that he feels like he has a somewhat complete team that he needs to tweak here and here opportunistically and that's in direct conflict with much of the fanbase that sees a very unimpressive lineup that looks like it needs a complete revamp. All that exacerbated by some very recent trades that don't seem to be working out and a Rodon signing that we were happy with but didn't need compared to the obvious offensive holes....

so, I guess what I'd say is overall the fans are impulsive, hate cashman and boone, and place too much blame in the wrong places...but there are certain things that seem to be obvious that we're all scratching our heads on.
 

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Yeah, the personnel usage is exceedingly frustrating, Peraza should have 100+ games at SS for NY by now. Those complaints would be a lot more legitimate if they didn't complain about literally everything, NY could win 120 games and they'd still be bitching about the other 42.
 

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Good teams that underperform in the first half is not a new concept. Phillies were under .500 into August last year and went to the World Series. Judge and Rodon can help end the slumps and lighten the load for teammates. It’s not even July yet. The playoff race begins after the trade deadline passes.
 

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OK, let's see:

1) Luis Castillo, who owns the Yankees as much as any current pitcher.

2) a terrible current NY lineup.

3) the game is on Prime, which kills my viewing experience as I pretty much have to watch in real time.

So I'm out for tonight, I'll watch the score and watch the rebroadcast on YES later if it seems worthwhile.
 

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OK, let's see:

1) Luis Castillo, who owns the Yankees as much as any current pitcher.

2) a terrible current NY lineup.

3) the game is on Prime, which kills my viewing experience as I pretty much have to watch in real time.

So I'm out for tonight, I'll watch the score and watch the rebroadcast on YES later if it seems worthwhile.
It's only "look ins," but the game is on mlbn atm.
 

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What is the deal with Gleyber? It's just been constant mental lapses. He's always had a bit of that in his game, but this is different.
 

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What is the deal with Gleyber? It's just been constant mental lapses. He's always had a bit of that in his game, but this is different.
Really I think it's been always, tonight at least he counterbalanced it with the incredible pitch counts (24 in his first 3 ABs off Castillo) and the play on the Volpe pinball to bail him out, I think in the 6th or 7th?
 

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I didn't see quotes yet, but the thing about Gleyber getting doubled off first like that is that he didn't think there were two outs or he would have just run full-out, he knew there were less than two and somehow did that anyway. He stopped midway between first and second, watched the OF a bit, then turned and went anyway. It was a very sweet catch by a typically bad OFer but hard to understand the thinking there, heh.
 

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I lied and I did watch the last five innings of this, I would have bet a lot two days ago against NY beating both Kirby and Castillo, but there you go.
 

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What is the deal with Gleyber? It's just been constant mental lapses. He's always had a bit of that in his game, but this is different.
Something is definitely off about him lately especially during that rough 10 game stretch the yanks just had
 

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If I'm Calhoun, it's not the worst thing in the world for this injury to suddenly become season ending. Hang out on the IL, avoid getting DFA'd when Judge comes back, and rack up that sweet sweet service time.
 

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If I'm Calhoun, it's not the worst thing in the world for this injury to suddenly become season ending. Hang out on the IL, avoid getting DFA'd when Judge comes back, and rack up that sweet sweet service time.
I think NY would be happy with that too, stash him on the 60 day IL for emergency and not occupy a 40 man spot.
 

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With all the bad news today, I really didn't expect a win.
Bauers and McKinney are playing with urgency because they are fighting for their jobs. What’s Stanton fighting for? Or Donaldson. I see no urgency in either, just occasional frustration and embarrassment.
 

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Bauers and McKinney are playing with urgency because they are fighting for their jobs. What’s Stanton fighting for? Or Donaldson. I see no urgency in either, just occasional frustration and embarrassment.
Both with negative bWAR for the season so far, I wonder what the worst season ever for former MVP/now teammates is.
 

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Until Judge’s real injury was revealed, I felt like the Yankees were trying to hold the fort until Judge returned. This past week showed what we already knew. Pitching is the bellwether of this club. Keep the game close and put together timely hits. Play some defense. Run the bases.

Rodon will return sometime in July. What can we realistically expect from him? Cole needs a running mate.
 

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Rodon threw 48 pitches in AA today, 4 1 0 0 0 4, he says he’s ready.