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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

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   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.

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