• Austin Romine?

    Posted by on April 5th, 2014 · Comments (17)

    Seriously, that’s the best move you can make to replace Teixeira?

    That’s a sad state of your 40-man roster…

    Comments on Austin Romine?

    1. Raf
      April 6th, 2014 | 9:51 am

      For the short term, it’s perfectly fine.

    2. #15
      April 6th, 2014 | 10:01 am

      How do you not bring up someone that has a 1st baseman’s glove in his travel bag?

    3. Raf
      April 6th, 2014 | 10:41 am

      #15 wrote:

      How do you not bring up someone that has a 1st baseman’s glove in his travel bag?

      Why would they, when they have Kelly Johnson to play 1st?

    4. LMJ229
      April 6th, 2014 | 11:03 am

      Raf wrote:

      #15 wrote:
      How do you not bring up someone that has a 1st baseman’s glove in his travel bag?
      Why would they, when they have Kelly Johnson to play 1st?

      Sounds to me like they are planning to play Cervelli at 1B.

    5. LMJ229
      April 6th, 2014 | 11:22 am

      To answer your question Steve, yes, this is obviously the best move they felt they could make, which is sad. This is what happens when you have a bunch of morons running the organization.

    6. Raf
      April 6th, 2014 | 12:40 pm

      LMJ229 wrote:

      Sounds to me like they are planning to play Cervelli at 1B.

      They are; Cervelli is backing up Johnson at 1B. That’s why Romine was called up, they need another catcher. Murphy would’ve been called, but he needs to play every day in Scranton.

    7. Corey
      April 6th, 2014 | 1:07 pm

      #15 wrote:

      How do you not bring up someone that has a 1st baseman’s glove in his travel bag?

      The problem is that they have no other 1b on the 40 man roster. This is a perfect example for Steve. No one can deny that this is poor roster construction.

      To rely on Tex, who all winter has been saying that he’s still feeling his wrist, to be the only 1B on your 40 man roster is pretty much crazy.

      I also wonder why did the Braves not force McCann to play 1st at all in his development? I figured every org who has a good hitting catcher has them play 1B at least in the minors as a way to give them a day off from the tools of ignorance but keep their bat in the lineup. Hopefully he is at least starting to take some ground balls at this point.

      I just can’t shake this horrible feeling that we’re going to see Adam Dunn in pinstripes at some point this summer.

    8. April 6th, 2014 | 2:35 pm

      Raf wrote:

      Why would they, when they have Kelly Johnson to play 1st?

      You can say that with a straight face?

    9. April 6th, 2014 | 2:36 pm

      Corey wrote:

      No one can deny that this is poor roster construction.

      Thank you.

    10. Raf
      April 6th, 2014 | 3:06 pm

      Steve L. wrote:

      You can say that with a straight face?

      Given what we know about the defensive spectrum and that Joe Maddon deployed Johnson all over the diamond just last season (LF, 2B, 3B, 1B & DH), why wouldn’t I?

      There’s also this from the NYDN
      http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/yankees/johnson-fill-in-tex-article-1.1716171

    11. Corey
      April 6th, 2014 | 3:25 pm

      @ Raf:
      Johnson has 18 total innings at first up until this year. Banking on that to possibly have to play every day at first is poor roster construction in my book, too.

    12. Greg H.
      April 6th, 2014 | 7:22 pm

      Well it’s not ideal, but injuries never are. But once again, if they had a bunch of replacement level guys waiting in the minors, they’d be in the majors. They could bump someone and put Canzler on the 40-man, but I’d prefer Cervelli’s bat in the lineup anyway. Johnson’s doing okay anyway.

      Man…

      How come genius Joe Madden of the Brilliant Rays can play Kelly Johnson all over the field, and he’s still the greatest manager with the best GM, but when the Yanks do it, they suck and they have poor roster construction?

      You can wait a hundred years for some good news around here! I’ve enjoyed watching the team this week. There have been several good surprises. Ellsbury is a heck of a player, and I’m glad he’s not on the flippin’ Red Sox any more. Pineda looked very good, and this Yangervis guy just makes me smile. Gardner also looks good and he hit a HR today.

      Tex’s hamstring was a bummer, but oh well. He’ll be back.

    13. Evan3457
      April 6th, 2014 | 8:07 pm

      Russ Canzler was the other option, I think. Rather have Romine. Provides more flexibility.

    14. Mr. October
      April 6th, 2014 | 9:36 pm

      Greg H. wrote:

      How come genius Joe Madden of the Brilliant Rays can play Kelly Johnson all over the field, and he’s still the greatest manager with the best GM, but when the Yanks do it, they suck and they have poor roster construction?

      Tampa Bay has won approx. as many games as Team Cashman since 2008 and as many Al.L. Pennants, while working with approx. 25% of The Yankees’ payroll, and the Rays arrive at 2014 with a better team than the Yankees and a better farm system – that’s how come. There’s no reason to have roster construction this poor after having spent $1.245 billion in payroll since 2008…

    15. Mr. October
      April 7th, 2014 | 2:30 pm

      Corey wrote:

      The problem is that they have no other 1b on the 40 man roster. This is a perfect example for Steve. No one can deny that this is poor roster construction.
      To rely on Tex, who all winter has been saying that he’s still feeling his wrist, to be the only 1B on your 40 man roster is pretty much crazy.

      Brian Cashman: Yankees don’t need 1B help

      “Brian Cashman has a long list of needs heading to the General Managers Meetings which begin Monday in Orlando, but a first baseman isn’t on it.
      Though it had been thought the Yankees may need a caddy for Teixeira next season as the veteran comes back from right wrist surgery, the Yankees GM dispelled that notion… ‘I’m looking for a lot of things, but a first baseman isn’t one of them,’ Cashman said…”

      http://nypost.com/2013/11/10/brian-cashman-yankees-dont-need-1b-help/

    16. Raf
      April 7th, 2014 | 11:15 pm

      Greg H. wrote:

      How come genius Joe Madden of the Brilliant Rays can play Kelly Johnson all over the field, and he’s still the greatest manager with the best GM, but when the Yanks do it, they suck and they have poor roster construction?

      Double standards… You should know, you’ve been here long enough :)

      “Girardi said he has faith in Johnson, who had played four career games at first before starting there Saturday. “I’m comfortable with him really anywhere because I think he’s shown he’s adaptable,” Girardi said. “He was a shortstop originally. I don’t expect him to be Mark Teixeira, know all the ins and outs, but he’ll figure it out.”

      Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/yankees/yankees-place-teixeira-15-day-hamstring-strain-article-1.1746716#ixzz2yGBbBWrX

    17. Mr. October
      April 8th, 2014 | 8:30 pm

      Cervelli certainly looked like Don Mattingly at first base for Team Cashman today…

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