Welcome everyone to my Yankees Report.  My aim is to provide information on the New York Yankees and offer my opinion as well.  Please feel free to comment.  Let’s start with the latest Yankees news.  Michael Pineda was placed on the 15 day disabled list with right shoulder tendinitis.  First of all, it’s good that it is not anything more serious.  Playing with the shoulder is tricky.  Knowing the Yankees, if anyone thought that Pineda was going to start this season in the rotation,  is fooling themself.  The Yankees had ready made reasons to justify the demotion.  He came into camp overweight and he needs to develop his changeup, would qualify as two.  What concerns me is that Pineda’s velocity was down.  He had a “not so great” second half of last season.  Perhaps the Mariners, had some concern and were  willing to trade him.  Pineda still has alot of upside, so let’s hope.  As far as Cesar Cabral (rule 5) lefty reliver is concerned, he has experienced pain in his left elbow.  Rule five players “usually” do not amount to much.  He is 23 and (I have to wonder why the Red Sox who need pitching, let him go.  But Clay Repada?  Why?  Look at this guy’s career stats, because I do believe in “the back of the Baseball card” way of looking at players.  I do not care that Rapada has great stats against lefties.  He cannot get out righties.  So, he probably pitches to one batter.  Good lefties get out righties, Brian Cashman.  Look at Cashman’s quest for lefty relievers: Mike Myers, Felix Heredia, Gabe White and I notice Pedro Feliciano is once again on the Sixty Day Disabled List.  Would you feel good with Rapada facing David Ortiz?   I wouldn’t.  More on the Yankees soon.  I do look forward to the opening of the season on Friday.  Later!  EDB


  1. I totally agree that having a reliever that can face only one side of the plate is a little ridiculous for the professional level. The Yankees have a lot of preseason issues to work out but to me their biggest concern should be Pineada’s health because they invested a lot in him.

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