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Sunday, September 10, 2017

Scout trashes Yankees’ Gary Sanchez for laziness behind plate | NJ.com

A comparison of breaking pitches with Romine and Sanchez would make for an interesting study. Sanchez does get lazy back there. Do Yankees pitchers adjust to Sanchez by changing either their aggressiveness below the strike zone or their mix of pitches?

“Sanchez has got a ways to go defensively, and I knew it all along,” a Major League scout for an opposing club told NJ Advance Media. “He gets very lazy. He wants to reach instead of shifting his feet. He tries to get away with stuff because of his strong arm.”

How big a problem is this?

“I’ll tell you what,” the scout said. “I’ll go on the record right now and say it: For the playoffs, you watch, Austin Romine will catch more than Sanchez. Romine doesn’t have much of an arm, but he’s the better catcher.”

(Edited: Oh boy. I need to take a few more seconds before hitting the submit button. And no, unfortunately, I was not drunk when I made the original post. )

Jim Furtado Posted: September 10, 2017 at 09:14 AM | 93 comment(s)
  Beats: gary sanchez, yankees

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Gary Sanchez gets day off, challenged to improve defense

New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi benched All-Star catcher Gary Sanchez on Sunday because of his failures on defense this season.

Girardi is starting usual Yankees backup Austin Romine even though they are playing a day game after a night game. Girardi had said that Sanchez would be behind the plate Sunday, but the manager said he changed his mind after seeing how well Romine caught on Saturday.

“The start is not the message,” Girardi said. “The message came from us verbally that, ‘Your defense needs to improve. That you need to get better. You need to work at it.’ We have stressed how important it is. There are certain situations that some people may not think that something that happens in the game affects the next game. It could if it leads to 10 extra pitches for a reliever.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 06, 2017 at 01:43 PM | 23 comment(s)
  Beats: gary sanchez, yankees

Gary Sanchez has to grow out of his bad habits | New York Post

“He needs to improve,” the Yankees manager and former catcher said of Sanchez, who was charged with his industry-leading 12th passed ball and failed to block two wild pitches.

Before the Yankees’ 2-1 win on Saturday night, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman told The Post’s George King that Sanchez’s effort to gain muscle last winter has backfired, as it has hindered the catcher’s flexibility.

“It was good intentions and bad results,” said Cashman, who dismissed the notion that Sanchez had gotten fat.

Girardi offered a similar theory on Saturday, before the Yankees and Indians continued their series. “Sometimes you can get too big,” Girardi said.

Jim Furtado Posted: August 06, 2017 at 09:34 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: gary sanchez, yankees

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Logan Morrison isn’t happy about MLB inviting Gary Sanchez to the Home Run Derby

Rays 1B Logan Morrison criticized MLB’s decision to include Yankees C Gary Sanchez in the All-Star Home Run Derby.

“Gary shouldn’t be there,’’ Morrison said. “Gary’s a great player, but he shouldn’t be in the Home Run Derby.”

Morrison has a pretty good case to be included, with 24 homers that, going into play Tuesday, ranked second most in the majors. Sanchez, who joins teammate Aaron Judge among the four AL players in the eight-man field, had 13 homers.

“I remember when I had 14 home runs,’’ Morrison said. “That was a month and a half ago.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 05, 2017 at 01:06 AM | 61 comment(s)
  Beats: gary sanchez, home run derby, logan morrison, rays, yankees

Monday, July 03, 2017

Home Run Derby slugfest: Yankees’ Judge joins Marlins’ Stanton in lineup

Marlins Park is one of the stingiest ballparks in the majors in terms of yielding home runs. Only AT&T Park in San Francisco has permitted fewer home runs since Marlins Park opened in 2012.

But it might not stand a chance in the Home Run Derby on July 10.

On Monday, an array of sluggers — most notably New York Yankees sensation Aaron Judge — agreed to take part in the slugging contest that serves as an appetizer to the All-Star Game one day late

With defending champion Giancarlo Stanton of the Marlins set to retain his title, it shapes up as perhaps the biggest heavyweight slugfest in Home Run Derby history….

The Marlins’ Justin Bour, Yankees’ Gary Sanchez, Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger and Twins’ Miguel Sano are also planning to participate. Colorado outfielder Charlie Blackmon and Kansas City third baseman Mike Moustakas round out the field.


Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Yankees’ Gary Sanchez to return against Cubs | MLB.com

Sanchez looks to be back vs. the Cubs.

Jim Furtado Posted: May 03, 2017 at 07:17 PM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: gary sanchez, yankees

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Austin Romine opens eyes in shot he didn’t know would come

The Yankees were 1-4 and skidding toward disaster when Gary Sanchez was sent to the disabled list. Exactly how could vanilla backup Austin Romine fill in for last year’s slugging sensation?

Well, soon enough, Sanchez may have a hard time filling Romine’s spikes.

In addition to his routinely effective game-calling behind the plate, Romine had one of his best offensive performances Saturday afternoon, driving in a career-high five runs in a 12-4 win over the Orioles at Yankee Stadium to improve the Yankees’ record to 12-2 since he took over as the team’s starting catcher.

“For however much longer it is [I start], I’m going to keep having fun with it,” Romine said. “I never thought I’d be starting for the Yankees. I’m taking every day as a gift and I’m enjoying the hell out of it.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: April 29, 2017 at 09:06 PM | 4 comment(s)
  Beats: austin romine, gary sanchez, yankees

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Gary Sanchez’s popularity just reached another level | New York Post

They aren’t selling jeans; they are selling jerseys.

Jim Furtado Posted: April 22, 2017 at 08:19 AM | 0 comment(s)
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