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Morning Bits: 9-11, SI-Yankees, Romine

Good morning all. Yet another loss last night, making it 4 losses in a row. Boston also lost, so the 2.5 game lead is still intact.

The Magic Number is now at 16.

More importantly, today is the 10 year- anniversary of 9-11. Today we remember all those who lost their lives in that tragic attack on our country.

Here are your morning links:

— Don Amore of the Hartford Courant discusses why baseball was able to help New York City heal.

— “Alfonso Soriano remembers the homer he thought won the World Series city needed after 9/11” by Anthony McCarron of the Daily News.

— To clarify the title of last night’s recap, the Staten Island Yankees did not win the playoffs. They won the first series against the Brooklyn Cyclones and will be playing in the Championship Series against Auburn, starting today.

— Austin Romine may join the team today, due to Frankie Cervelli’s concussion symptoms.

The Yanks play today at 3:35pm, the final game of the 3 game set in Anaheim.
AL EAST STANDINGS

EAST W L PCT GB HOME ROAD RS RA DIFF STRK L10 POFF
NY Yankees 87 57 .604 46-27 41-30 779 580 +199 Lost 4 6-4 98.9
Boston 85 60 .586 2.5 42-29 43-31 782 629 +153 Lost 4 2-8 93.1
Tampa Bay 80 64 .556 7 41-33 39-31 616 545 +71 Won 3 7-3 6.7
Toronto 73 73 .500 15 37-36 36-37 681 681 0 Won 1 5-5 0.0
Baltimore 58 86 .403 29 33-39 25-47 609 759 -150 Lost 1 4-6 0.0

Montero coming soon; other minor-leaguers moving

MONTERO COMING SOON; OTHER MINOR-LEAGUERS MOVING

by Mike D.

 

John Nalbone of NJ.com says that Jesus Montero is expected to join the Yankees major league squad “in the very near future.” Now that Manny Banuelos has been promoted to Scranton-Wilkes Barres, other top prospects, Austin Romine, and Dellin Betances are expected to join the Triple-A team soon. This is according to sources close to the organization.

Montero will be a welcome addition to the ballclub, when he does get promoted, as he has hit .307 AVG / .361 OBP / .557 SLG against left-handed pitchers. I can see Montero getting a good amount of time in the majors as the designated hitter against lefties.

A Trade Is ABrewing?

A TRADE IS ABREWING?

by Mike D.

Well this is starting to get exciting. 3 Yankees minor-leaguers: Gary Sanchez, Corban Joseph, and Austin Romine were held out of the lineup tonight. For Romine, it doesn’t make any sense, because this is Romine’s second game out of the lineup in a row. Something’s up. But no one knows what.

It looks to be a trade, but no one knows. I have my predictions…but we’ll let this play out a little bit. Speculate what you want about this.

Keep in mind: White Sox GM Kenny Williams recently stated that Chicago could “turn over the entire roster”….

The Ubaldo-Yankees Rumors Begin

THE UBALDO-YANKEES RUMORS BEGIN

The Yankees have been watching Ubaldo Jimenez closely. They had a scout at his last start (which was very good). And according to SI.com’s Jon Heyman, the Rockies and Yankees are a good match to make such a blockbuster trade. Heyman notes that the Rockies like Montero quite a lot, as a first baseman. They also like top prospects: Dellin Betances and Manny Banuelos…and who wouldn’t? However, Jon Heyman emphasizes that the Yankees do not want to include Betances, Banuelos, and Nova. Bull****. The Yankees made a huge mistake last year by not including Eduardo Nunez in a deal for Cliff Lee.

They’d be stupid if they didn’t learn from that mistake, of holding onto prospects so much. I mean, if the Rockies are willing to trade Ubaldo for a package of: Jesus Montero, Ivan Nova, and another 1 or 2 mid-level prospects, that’s a deal.

They do have Austin Romine on his way (who is a defensive stud), and I believe they could get away with trading Montero.

I’m going to go out on a limb and give Brian Cashman a pretty good plan. Here it is: Trade for Ubaldo Jimenez to boost the rotation with a strong #2 starter for this year and years to come, while giving up Jesus Montero, Ivan Nova, and 2 mid-low level prospects. Then, with Montero gone, there could be complaints that the future Yankees offense will be diminished. Well, as I mentioned in an article a few days ago, Prince Fielder is a free agent after this season. Enough said. What do you think about that?

2011 Futures Game Recap

US Futures 6, World Futures 4

(be sure to click the READ THE REST OF THIS ENTRY at the end of the boxscores, for the written recap, and the link to a MLB.com video recap)

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
World Futures       0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 8 0
U.S. Futures       1 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 x 6 10 0
 
World Futures AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG  
Marte, CF 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .333
  c-Fuentes, PH-CF 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Altuve, 2B 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 .667
  Schoop, 2B 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.000
Alonso, 1B 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 .000
Viciedo, DH 3 1 1 0 0 1 4 .333
  d-Martinez, F, PH-DH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Liddi, 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000
  Marte, J, 3B 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
Silverio, RF 4 1 1 2 0 1 0 .250
Chiang, LF 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 .000
Rosario, W, C 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Valle, PH-C 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 .500
Lee, SS 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
  b-Profar, PH-SS 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 .500
  Teheran, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Hendriks, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Paxton, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Martinez, C, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Perez, M, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Alvarez, H, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Vizcaino, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Herrera, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Marinez, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 34 4 8 4 3 7 11 .235
U.S. Futures AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG  
Kipnis, 2B 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 .500
  a-Green, PH-2B 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 1.000
Machado, SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Beckham, PH-SS 2 1 1 1 0 1 1 .500
Harper, LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .000
Goldschmidt, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000
Mesoraco, C 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1.000
  Romine, C 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 1.000
Middlebrooks, 3B 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 .500
  Arenado, 3B 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 .500
Darnell, DH 3 0 0 0 1 1 3 .000
Myers, RF 3 0 0 1 0 1 2 .000
Brown, G, CF 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 .500
  Szczur, CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Skaggs, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Peacock, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Miller, S, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Moore, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Thornburg, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Pomeranz, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Gibson, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Cosart, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Turner, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Harvey, M, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 32 6 10 6 1 6 11 .313
World Futures IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA  
Teheran  1.0 1 1 1 0 1 1 9.00
Hendriks  1.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 9.00
Paxton  1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Martinez, C  1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Perez, M  1.0 2 1 1 1 1 0 9.00
Alvarez, H (H, 1) 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Vizcaino (H, 1) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Herrera (BS, 1)(L, 0-1) 0.2 4 3 3 0 1 0 40.50
Marinez  0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Totals 8.0 10 6 6 1 6 1 6.75
U.S. Futures IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA  
Skaggs  1.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0.00
Peacock (H, 1) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Miller, S (H, 1) 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0.00
Moore (H, 1) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Thornburg (H, 1) 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Pomeranz (BS, 1) 0.2 3 4 4 1 1 1 54.00
Gibson  1.1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Cosart (W, 1-0) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00
Turner (H, 1) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Harvey, M (S, 1) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Totals 9.0 8 4 4 3 7 1 4.00

 

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