Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Yankees Release Juan Rivera

Finally, something goes right!

The Yankees released first baseman/outfielder Juan Rivera, tweets Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports...

The Yankees added Vernon Wells and Lyle Overbay this week.  Wells, Overbay, and Ben Francisco are making the team, Rivera was told, according to MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch and others.

The District Attorney Posted: March 28, 2013 at 03:42 PM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: juan rivera, transactions, yankees

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. dirk Posted: March 28, 2013 at 06:09 PM (#4398723)
finally punished for stealing jeter's glove.
   2. Bruce Markusen Posted: March 28, 2013 at 06:11 PM (#4398724)
So the Yankees' position players will be:

Catchers: Cervelli and Stewart
Infielders: Overbay, Cano, Nunez, Youkilis, Nix
Outfielders: Wells, Gardner, Suzuki, Francisco, Boesch
DH: Hafner
   3. Dan Posted: March 28, 2013 at 06:22 PM (#4398729)
Looks right to me, Bruce. I'd imagine the lineup against RHP will be:

CF Gardner
RF Ichiro
2B Cano
3B Youkilis
DH Hafner
LF Wells
1B Overbay
SS Nuñez
C Stewart/Cervelli

Vs LHP I'd guess Youkilis plays a lot of first base with Nix stepping in at third. Francisco probably DHs.
   4. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: March 28, 2013 at 06:42 PM (#4398743)
Wait, this means the Yankees only have two good position players. The problems certainly add up.

Their pitchers should be good though.
   5. Petunia inquires about ponies Posted: March 28, 2013 at 06:57 PM (#4398747)
Isn't Francisco a pretty decent defender? I'd expect to see Wells or Boesch DHing vs LHP, no?
   6. John DiFool2 Posted: March 28, 2013 at 07:56 PM (#4398778)
It's Attack of the MLB Has-Beens! {with apologies to Youks natch}
   7. Walt Davis Posted: March 28, 2013 at 08:55 PM (#4398808)
The 2006 Yanks

Overbay 125 OPS+
Cano 126
Jeter 132
Youk 106
Wells 129
Ichiro 106
Granderson 98
ARod 132

OK, the 2007 Yanks are probably better overall ... Overbay and Wells stunk but ARod, Granderson, Youk and Ichiro were much better.
   8. Ray (RDP) Posted: March 28, 2013 at 10:21 PM (#4398880)
ESPN's headline on this right now is "Yanks cut Rivera."

For a split second they had me.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Don Malcolm
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOTP - March 2015: You’re out, tobacco: Bill would ban products at all California baseball venues
(3459 - 7:38pm, Mar 26)
Last: The Yankee Clapper

NewsblogBill James Mailbag - 3/24/15 - 3/26/15
(26 - 7:32pm, Mar 26)
Last: dr. scott

NewsblogTony Massarotti Details Phone ‘Conversation’ With Shane Victorino « CBS Boston
(7 - 7:30pm, Mar 26)
Last: SteveM.

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - March 2015
(1312 - 7:23pm, Mar 26)
Last: smileyy

NewsblogFive toughest roster dilemmas this spring | MLB.com
(11 - 7:09pm, Mar 26)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 3-26-2015
(5 - 6:54pm, Mar 26)
Last: Der-K is at half whelm.

NewsblogNew York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius, who is replacing Derek Jeter, is already garnering jaw-dropping praise from veteran teammates like Mark Teixeira and Alex Rodriguez, particularly for his fielding and baseball smarts | FOX Sports
(35 - 6:49pm, Mar 26)
Last: cercopithecus aethiops

NewsblogCallis: Ranking the best farm systems of the past five years
(9 - 6:48pm, Mar 26)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogMaddon: No decision on Baez's roster status | cubs.com
(25 - 6:43pm, Mar 26)
Last: Spahn Insane

NewsblogGrantland: 2015 AL East Preview
(6 - 6:39pm, Mar 26)
Last: Matthew E

NewsblogMLB invetigating claims tying Marlins pitcher Jarred Cosart to gambling
(101 - 6:35pm, Mar 26)
Last: cercopithecus aethiops

NewsblogMLB Worth $36 Billion As Team Values Hit Record $1.2 Billion Average
(39 - 6:28pm, Mar 26)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogPablo Sandoval says weight regimen contributed to him leaving Giants
(36 - 6:18pm, Mar 26)
Last: Into the Void

NewsblogOT: NBC.news: Valve isn’t making one gaming console, but multiple ‘Steam machines’
(1613 - 4:49pm, Mar 26)
Last: madvillain

NewsblogKurijian: What if Alex Gordon had tried to score?
(32 - 4:18pm, Mar 26)
Last: Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site

Page rendered in 0.1648 seconds
48 querie(s) executed