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Current Projected

Look what people have to say about the RLYW!

CAIRO just takes the Marcels and changes the underlying assumptions and components in a bunch of ways that make the Yankees look better.

Wow, two stupid posts in one day. I think you’ve reached your yearly quota.

I don’t know if any of you current posters were around for that, but if so, I just can’t understand how you can call yourselves Yankee fans. Pathetic quitters is what you sounded like. Of the lame posts I could stand to read, the only person who had any confidence in the Yankees at that point was a (yeesh) Red Sox fan.
Jeter is King

Quite the attitude you have SG. Maybe you should shitcan this blog and join Steve at WasWatching? Or follow some other stupid team that has made the PS 15 of the last 17 years. Jeez… and some people think Yankee fans are entitled.

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Yankees Make a Bunch of Moves, Some of Which Don’t Make Sense

Sometimes no activity is better than bad activity. Yanks add catcher Stewart, option Cervelli

TAMPA, Fla.—The Yankees completed a deal on Wednesday to address their organizational catching depth, acquiring veteran Chris Stewart from the Giants in exchange for right-hander George Kontos.

Because Stewart is out of Minor League options, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said that the 30-year-old right-handed hitter will be on the Opening Day roster as the backup catcher, with a stunned Francisco Cervelli being optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Kontos was behind a lot pitchers on the Yankees’ depth chart so I can see why he’d be expendable.  I just don’t see how adding a backup catcher who’s worse than the backup catcher that they already had makes the team better.

CAIRO has Cervelli projected to hit .264/.332/.373 with a wOBA of .315. It projects Stewart to hit .233/.311/.343 with a wOBA of .295.  Over 250 PA Cervelli would project to be worth about 27 runs and Stewart would project to be worth 23.  I suppose the defensive difference between the two could make them effectively equivalent, but it still strikes me as a move that accomplishes nothing and cost the team some depth.

MLB Trade Rumors: Yankees Sign Ramon Ortiz

The Yankees signed right-hander Ramon Ortiz, Jon Heyman of tweets. It’s a minor league deal, Marc Carig of the Star-Ledger tweets. The Giants recently released the 39-year-old Praver/Shapiro client.

Whatever.  Shouldn’t have any significance.

Lohud: As deadline passes, Yankees roster is finalized

David Phelps named long reliever

I’d be more annoyed about having Phelps rotting in the bullpen if I thought it was a long-term thing, but it shouldn’t be.  At some point Andy Pettitte or Michael Pineda should take that roster spot and Phelps can return to starting in AAA.

Clay Rapada named second lefty

It’s official.

Chris Stewart named backup catcher

See above.

Justin Maxwell designated for assignment

Maxwell had a pretty good spring, but I don’t think he had much use on this team. 

Bill Hall given his release

I figured Hall was a longshot to make the team, and Eduardo Nunez’s hot hitting cemented that. 

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