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 Post subject: Big pop for Big Tex
PostPosted: March 6th, 2013, 7:41 am 
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Obviously, this is early as test results have not come in yet, but with opening day less than 4 weeks away, the pop Mark Teixeira felt in his wrist is going to be a problem. I don't think its a stretch to assume that he will open the year on the DL.

Now, the fun part. How will they replace him?

First off, let me say that there is no way they can replace his bat in that lineup. However, someone is going to have to stand next to 1st base and step into the batter's box when their turn comes. But, they have a couple options:
- Assuming Tex is on the DL come opening day Dan Johnson, Matt Diaz, Juan Rivera and someone else are all going to make this team.
-Dan Johnson and Juan Rivera seem an easy fix as they can play 1B, but is the other D.J. the everyday answer? I think not.
-Also, with Granderson out, I'm sure the brass were envisioning a River/Diaz platoon until the Grandy-man returned.
-Youk could move from 3B to 1B and Eduardo Nunez could handle the hot corner
-More likely than not, its going to be a combination of all of the above that leaves us with:

D.J., Rivera, Nunez and Diaz all getting more ABs than were originally projected. Nunez would pick up some extra eligibility as well. If the Yankees decide against starting the year with 13 pitchers, who else makes the team? Melky Mesa?

Big time issues in the big apple. Other than Cano, this was the 1 injury NY really needed to avoid.

Again, this is way early, but since we are only going to be lied to between now and Opening Day, I thought it might be fun and helpful, to get a consensus on how we all think this will shake out.

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 Post subject: Re: Big pop for Big Tex
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Unless there is something major beyond the strain they won't have to replace him

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 Post subject: Re: Big pop for Big Tex
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Time will tell, but MRI's aren't free and Cashman is "very concerned".

I've never heard of a player "feeling a pop" in his wrist and it not being something major. Soreness is one thing, a "pop" is another animal altogether.

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 Post subject: Re: Big pop for Big Tex
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why wouldn't cashman be concerned? all you have to do is view that cashman interview last night to see that his 13,600 foot fall from grace was funny. look, the yankee dynasty of sorts is definitely on it's last "LEG". and, if you really want to be funny it would be considered an "arm and a leg". yeah, grandyman's forearm and the rest of the walking wounded.

anywho, i noticed that we have a breakdown of possible replacements for TEX if happens to be out for a length of time, still i wouldn't "fantasize" too much with either scenario. also, the yankees won't move NUNEZ or YOUK from their appointed positions this yr. and, the other conglomerate of non-fantasy GODS are not relevant especially if you have consortium of "stiffs" manning FIRST BASE.

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 Post subject: Re: Big pop for Big Tex
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8-10 weeks on the shelf

Time to cut Cano's R and RBI

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:D Bump up Juan Rivera

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 Post subject: Re: Big pop for Big Tex
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Time for the Indians to offer them Jason Giambi for a box of baseballs :lol:

Seriously though - Youkilis to 1B and Nunez to 3B seems the best solution - With Rivera covering LF til Granderson comes back.

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 Post subject: Re: Big pop for Big Tex
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deansdaddy wrote:
Time for the Indians to offer them Jason Giambi for a box of baseballs :lol:

Seriously though - Youkilis to 1B and Nunez to 3B seems the best solution - With Rivera covering LF til Granderson comes back.


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 Post subject: Re: Big pop for Big Tex
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Todd Zola wrote:
8-10 weeks on the shelf

Time to cut Cano's R and RBI


The wins for Yankees starters might be affected as well due to fewer runs being scored.


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 Post subject: Re: Big pop for Big Tex
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aburt19 wrote:
Todd Zola wrote:
8-10 weeks on the shelf

Time to cut Cano's R and RBI


The wins for Yankees starters might be affected as well due to fewer runs being scored.


Thought about this -- still thinking.

I usually base the Pythag on a weighted average of runs and then make an adjustment when projections are stable and use projected runs -- but this season I'm carrying a few extra players per team to help those in the NFBC Draft Champions competition. This is an issue since the runs scored could be summed automatically but that would now include the extra players.

I may do the math by hand -- still thinking about it.

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