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  1. #51
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    Re: Waiting for Gleyber: The Torres Watch

    April 1:

    Torres in Scranton
    Andujar in Scranton
    Wade @ 2B
    Torreyes @ 3B
    Espinoza or Peterson on the bench

    May 1:

    Torres @ 2B
    Andujar @ 3B
    Wade/Torreyes on the bench
    Espinoza/Peterson on the couch watching ESPN
    "Somebody once asked me if I ever went up to the plate trying to hit a home run. I said, 'Sure, every time.'" -- Mickey Mantle

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    Re: Waiting for Gleyber: The Torres Watch

    Quote Originally Posted by sjb23 View Post
    April 1:

    Torres in Scranton
    Andujar in Scranton
    Wade @ 2B
    Torreyes @ 3B
    Espinoza or Peterson on the bench

    May 1:

    Torres @ 2B
    Andujar @ 3B
    Wade/Torreyes on the bench
    Espinoza/Peterson on the couch watching ESPN

    yup that pretty much summarizes it
    The real reason why the Yankees keep winning is cause the other team can't stop staring at the damn pinstripes

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    Re: Waiting for Gleyber: The Torres Watch

    I am waiting. I think he said I could wait here.
    Last edited by ChinMusic; 02-11-18 at 10:15 PM.

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    Re: Waiting for Gleyber: The Torres Watch

    I come here everyday to wait for him. I think he said he would come here. Nothing to be done.

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    Re: Waiting for Gleyber: The Torres Watch

    Quote Originally Posted by ChinMusic View Post
    I come here everyday to wait for him. I think he said he would come here. Nothing to be done.
    I'm beginning to come round to that opinion. All my life I've tried to put it from me.

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    Re: Waiting for Gleyber: The Torres Watch

    Quote Originally Posted by -tz View Post
    I'm beginning to come round to that opinion. All my life I've tried to put it from me.
    Gogo: Let's leave.
    Didi: We can't.
    Gogo: Why not?
    Didi: We're waiting for Gleyber.

    (If only there were a Yankee nicknamed Gogo. If only )

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    Quote Originally Posted by HelloNewman View Post
    Gogo: Let's leave.
    Didi: We can't.
    Gogo: Why not?
    Didi: We're waiting for Gleyber.

    (If only there were a Yankee nicknamed Gogo. If only )
    We could hire Coco Crisp for the coaching staff, that is close.

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    Re: Waiting for Gleyber: The Torres Watch

    Maybe we should just hang ourselves.

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    Re: Waiting for Gleyber: The Torres Watch

    Jaret Wright's 2005 Cy Young Season: 20-3, 3.04 ERA

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    Re: Waiting for Gleyber: The Torres Watch

    Quote Originally Posted by HelloNewman View Post
    Gogo: Let's leave.
    Didi: We can't.
    Gogo: Why not?
    Didi: We're waiting for Gleyber.

    (If only there were a Yankee nicknamed Gogo. If only )
    We do have DominGO German. Maybe he would do? Or maybe we could go with Roro (Ronald Torreyes), to keep it in the infield.

    Come to think of it, I just remembered ... Torreyes' actual nickname is Toe. So we can have Didi and Ro-Toe.

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    Re: Waiting for Gleyber: The Torres Watch

    We have GOoose-GOssage.

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    Re: Waiting for Gleyber: The Torres Watch

    Quote Originally Posted by Snatch Catch View Post

    I deplore turnips.

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    Lets see what happens:

    So do the math. If Torres’ major-league debut were delayed by 16 days or more, he would fall short of that critical full season, enabling the Yankees to squeeze an extra year from him before his salary begins to skyrocket through arbitration and then free agency.

    For those in charge of talent compensation, such as general manager Brian Cashman, paying less for a longer period of time would seem to be the optimal course of action, as the Cubs did with Kris Bryant in 2015.

    And yet Cashman insists the service-time clock will not be a factor if Torres is ready to help the Yankees on Opening Day, which is March 29 in Toronto.

    “It’s not part of my evaluation process,” Cashman told Newsday. “We’re trying to win. If we feel that somebody could benefit from more time in the minors, we’ll make that decision at the end of camp. But I’ll take all the information from what I see and factor that into the evaluation. Every win for us is valuable.”
    https://www.newsday.com/sports/colum...ime-1.16837956
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    Re: Waiting for Gleyber: The Torres Watch

    From both a health and a financial standpoint, I'd be very surprised to see Torres make the opening day roster. IMO it makes sense to let him shake off the rust and build his stamina and confidence with an extended spring training in Florida during April. The financial savings down the road can also be significant by gaining another year of control on Gleyber.

    I'm also thinking that having Torres break camp as a starting player doesn't exactly send a message of confidence to either Torreyes or Wade, who should be able to adequately cover the position for the first 20-25 games in April.
    "Somebody once asked me if I ever went up to the plate trying to hit a home run. I said, 'Sure, every time.'" -- Mickey Mantle

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjb23 View Post
    From both a health and a financial standpoint, I'd be very surprised to see Torres make the opening day roster. IMO it makes sense to let him shake off the rust and build his stamina and confidence with an extended spring training in Florida during April. The financial savings down the road can also be significant by gaining another year of control on Gleyber.

    I'm also thinking that having Torres break camp as a starting player doesn't exactly send a message of confidence to either Torreyes or Wade, who should be able to adequately cover the position for the first 20-25 games in April.
    Nothing's been decided so let the competition began and if Torres is stroking the ball all over the place and playing his position well then let's see what happens.
    Poor ownership can hold a baseball team down for years!

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    Re: Waiting for Gleyber: The Torres Watch

    Calmer than you are

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    Re: Waiting for Gleyber: The Torres Watch

    Quote Originally Posted by sjb23 View Post
    From both a health and a financial standpoint, I'd be very surprised to see Torres make the opening day roster. IMO it makes sense to let him shake off the rust and build his stamina and confidence with an extended spring training in Florida during April. The financial savings down the road can also be significant by gaining another year of control on Gleyber.

    I'm also thinking that having Torres break camp as a starting player doesn't exactly send a message of confidence to either Torreyes or Wade, who should be able to adequately cover the position for the first 20-25 games in April.
    Why should Torres starting the season on the ML roster matter to Torreyes? - he knows he is a utility IFer.

    As for Wade, since he is being groomed in the Zobrist role, having Torres as the everday starter does not mean he is being overlooked. What matters to him is playing 4-5 times per week @ multiple positions .
    Forgive me for taking the Contrarian view

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    Re: Waiting for Gleyber: The Torres Watch

    Quote Originally Posted by longtimeyankeefan View Post
    As for Wade, since he is being groomed in the Zobrist role, having Torres as the everday starter does not mean he is being overlooked. What matters to him is playing 4-5 times per week @ multiple positions .
    Being an alternative to Miguel Andujar @ 3B on any given day should get him more playing time. Might be interesting to see if he gets much work there in ST
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