The results are in and according to the fans, benching Jorge Posada was the right decision. Last Sunday, Posada was told by Girardi that he was going to the ride the bench for an indefinite period of time. Posada currently sports a .237/.314/.387 batting line and that is after a big 3 for 5 day on Saturday, one in which he hit a Grand Slam and drove in six runs. Posada is penciled in for tonight’s game as well so it looks like as long as he’s hitting, he will be the designated hitter. Hopefully, he the benching lit a fire under him and he can get hot for the playoff run.
Make sure you vote on the new poll: Will Jesus Montero be called up before September?
The results are in and according to the results, the fans think that the Yankees were right not to make a move at the trade deadline. As much as they could have used another starter or another lefty in the bullpen, there was no fit on the market. There was no one on the market (besides Ubaldo really) that was an upgrade in the rotation. Hiroki Kuroda would have been a nice fit, but he wouldn’t have waived his no-trade clause. Brian Cashman was right not to make a move even though there was pressure coming from a lot of places. He kept his top prospects and he didn’t make a trade just for the sake of making a trade.
Make sure you vote on the new poll: Is benching Jorge Posada the right call?
The results are in and according to the fans, the Yankees will not make a trade at the deadline for a starter. As it turned out, the fans were right because they didn’t wind up making a deal, and rightfully so. Brian Cashman said that he would have traded his top prospects for a sure thing, but with his drop in velocity and his move from the NL West to the AL East, he didn’t think Ubaldo Jimenez was a sure thing. After him, there was a huge drop off in the talent. But still, Hiroki Kuroda wouldn’t wave his no trade clause and Wandy Rodriguez had way too much money left on his contract.
Make sure you vote on the new poll: Were the Yankees wrong not to acquire a starter?
The results are in and according to the fans, the Yankees should not trade away Jesus Montero, Manny Banuelos, and Dellin Betances for Ubaldo Jimenez. I agree with this; I think it has to be either Banuelos or Betances along with Montero and two other prospects. This being said, the Yanks will probably not trade for Jimenez because the Rockies have no reason to lower their asking price. The Yankees will probably have to start discussing other options that aren’t as good.
Make sure you vote on the next poll: Will the Yankees make a trade for a starting pitcher by the deadline?
The results are in and according to the fans, the Yankees should not trade for a third baseman. I agree with this, I think that Eduardo Nunez is good enough and that Brandon Laird should be called up. Alex Rodriguez will only be out for about a month so the two of them should be fine replacements for the time being. I do, however, think that if Eric Chavez isn’t coming back this season, they should trade for another bat for the bench, not necessarily because of A-Rod, but just for the last stretch of the season.
Make sure you vote on the next poll: Would you give up Montero, Banuelos, and Betances for Ubaldo?
Well, the results are in, and according to the fans, the Yankees first half of the season ranks as a B. I personally think it’s an A just due to all of the pre-season predictions. The starting rotation has overachieved, even without Phil Hughes healthy or effective. The bullpen has been without two of its most important pieces in Rafael Soriano and Joba Chamberlain. Also, Nick Swisher, Jorge Posada, and Brett Gardner got off to awful starts and Alex Rodriguez hasn’t been 100% for the last month or so. Considering all of this, to be 53-35 and one game out of the American League East, is pretty good.
Make sure you vote on the new poll: Should the Yankees make a trade for a third baseman?
Well, the results are in and according to the fans, in the case that the Yankees trade for a starting pitcher at the trade deadline, Freddy Garcia should be removed. We already saw Ivan Nova get optioned down to Triple-A yesterday, but it would be an even tougher decision for the Yankees brass to banish another. Based on the numbers and money, you would have to say Garcia, but his stuff doesn’t project too well to the bullpen. Bartolo Colon, on the other hand, projects very well as he strikes out a lot of guys and doesn’t walk a lot at all. There doesn’t seem to be anyone on the market who is better than what they have so we might not have to face this at all.
Make sure you vote on the new poll: Give the Yankees a grade up to this point in the season.